Last weeks was not lucky for Asseco Arka Gdynia. First, Wednesday brought a defeat in the 7DAYS EuroCup against Dolomiti Energia Trento 78:85, followed up by Friday the 13th. Let's hope that the lucky star shines on Gdynia Arena and on Sunday, 15th of December, at 15:00, Gdynia will win in the Energa Basket Liga against MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza.
The guests are led by Michał Dukowicz, and are at a rough spot right now. MKS has cancelled their contract with two US players, including their best thrower - Tavarius Shin. Team captain Dominic Artis (23.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.6 steals) is injured, whereas Robert Johnson has left for the Russian league. With such a limited rotation, it should be no surprise that they have lost against King in Szczecin 44:97. In their 11 matches, Dąbrowa has only 4 wins and is 14th in the table.
Przemysław Frasunkiewicz and his team are in a much better position with a reverse balance of 7 wins against 4 losses and are 6th among all 16 PLK teams. In their last matches, the yellow-and-blues defeated HydroTruck Radom 85:68 and Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 81.72, but lost to Stelmet Enea BC Zielona Góra 65:87.
As it was mentioned, MKS has undergone a lot of rotation changes, which weakened their offensive capability. The leaders of the attack are currently US forward Bryce Douvier (12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals) and playing in the same role Filip Put (9.5 points, 2.5 rebounds). The border is handeled by two Polish playmakers, returning from an injury Patryk Wieczorek (8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals) and Jakub Kobel (5.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists). In the center plays Michael Fraser (4.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists) and Darrell Harris (1.3 points, 3.7 rebounds).
MKS may have a hard time putting their best 10 on the court, and seems to be easy prey for Asseco. As always, the yellow-and-blues must keep up their focus and not understimate their oponnent.
Please feel invited on the 15th of December at 15:00 and let's not forget that the special discount is up for the owners of the soccer Arka pass, who may see an Asseco match only for 5 zl.