The Hungarian men’s basketball team, which is preparing for the World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, defeated the Georgia team, which is also participating in the European Championship, by a score of 78-75 in the two teams meeting in Kiskemet early Saturday afternoon.
|David Vojvoda in Friday’s match between the two teams (Photo: Chapa Dumotor)|
On Friday evening, the Hungarian and Georgian men’s teams clashed with each other in front of an audience in Kiskemet, when our team led by David Vojvoda 17 points defeated his rivals, who are also preparing for the European Championship in September, 89 -88. A day later, on Saturday, in the early afternoon, the two teams played a match again, although spectators and journalists could not watch it, because the match was mainly of a training nature. So much so that the confrontation was not over after four quarters…
The Georgians started Saturday’s game better and lead by four points after the first quarter, but after the first calculated rest, the match was close throughout, ending the Hungarian 78-75 after 40 minutes. However, the leaders of the Federation, Stoyan Ivkovic and Ilyas Zoros, agreed in advance that there would be an additional ten-minute period, after which the guests were four points better. As for the Hungarian national team, Odam Hanga, who played in the national team again after nearly five years on Friday, and captain Okus Keeler was not in the squad, as well as Gyorgy Goloman, Odam Somogyi and Norbert Lukacs, who did not play in the squad. The first match. Those who missed earlier and those who had fewer minutes on Friday played a lot this time.
“During today’s match, Odam Hanga and Akos Keeler were on a separate programme, and they did not play. I am happy that all my players who entered the field scored points. We played a stronger and more physical match than on Friday, which served our preparations well.” He told Nemzeti Sport Stoyan Ivkovic.
The Hungarian team – who play Lithuania in Szombathely on August 24 and the Czech Republic on August 27 outside Group K in Chomutov – will play a training match again next week in Kecskemét, with the opponent then being Slovakia.
Men’s prep match, Kiskemet, Messi Istvan Gymnasium (Closed goalkeeper)
Hungary and Georgia 78-75 (20-24, 11-8, 25-22, 22-21)
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