Sunday afternoon turned out very well for Asseco Arka Gdynia fans. The yellow-and-blues did not fail and defeated MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza 95:68 at Gdynia Arena in a Energa Basket Liga match. The guests spent the first 10 minutes proving a challenge to Gdynia (17:15). However, their smaller rotation and lack of leadership caught up and Dąbrowa lost the next quarter 17:35, 16:20 and 20:23, with an overall loss of 68:95. The first thrower of the hosts was Josh Bostic (22 points, 2 assists), whereas Ben Emelogu performed very well at three point throws (16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steals, 1 block).
The yellow-and-blues began their score with two free throws by Devonte Upson (6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block). The beginning of the quarter was owned by Asseco team leader, Krzysztof Szubarga (8 points, 3 rebounds, 9 assists), Leyton Hammonds (11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal) and the aforementioned Emelogu. Despite Arka's constant offensive, they could not reach a higher advantage. At the end, 8 points were gathered by Bostic, which allowed Gdynia to win the first quarter 17:15.
The second quarter saw Bostic score rapidly, followed up by Adam Hrycaniuk (7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals). Arka was ramping up their game, and in the 3rd minute was ahead 10 points (30:20), courtesy of Bostic and Hammonds. The hosts were in control of the match. In the 14th minute, Mateusz Kaszowski entered the game (5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists), allowing Szubarga to rest and adding two points to the team score. MKS seemed completely out of breath, which Gdynia used with no mercy. After Wojciech Czerlonko\s (5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals) points, the end of the first half saw Arka lead 52:32.
After the break, the game evened out somewhat. Bartłomiej Wołoszyn (3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist) managed a three pointer, but the yellow-and-blues were somewhat tired at that point. In the 6th minute the guests managed to take back some of their point and were loosing only by 11 points (47:58). It is then when Szubarga and Emelogu came in, Grzegorz Kamiński (6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block) used his two free throws, and Dariusz Wyka (3 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist) scored a three pointer. Before the end of the 4th quarter, Arka was ahead 72:48.
The las quarter saw a total control on the side of Gdynia. Kamiński and Kaszkowski kept scoring, as did Emelogu, Upson and Hrycaniuk. In the 35th minute Marcin Malczyk (3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist) scored a three pointer. That was the end of scoring for Arka at that point, which saw them win against MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza 95:68.
Asseco scored 24 assists and had an excellent three point average of 41%. On the 18th of December we are going to Istanbul for a 7DAYS EuroCUp match against Galatasaray, and then back to the PLK on Sunday, 22nd of December against King Szczecin.
Asseco Arka Gdynia - MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza 95:68 (17:15, 35:17, 20:16, 23:20)
Asseco Arka Gdynia: Bostic 22, Emelogu 16, Hammonds 11, Szubarga 8, Hrycaniuk 7, Kamiński 6, Upson 6, Czerlonko 5, Kaszowski 5, Malczyk 3, Wołoszyn 3, Wyka 3
MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza: Douvier 24, Put 14, Wasyl 12, Kobel 8, Fraser 4, Harris 4, Piechowicz 2, Artis 0, Chorab 0, Dawdo 0, Wieczorek 0