Asseco Arka players did not manage to conquer Torun Arena. In an advance match our team lost to Polski Cukier 79:94.
The initial plan was for the yellow-and-blues to battle the Torun team on the 25th of October, but due to the MKS Dabrowa Gornicza team being quarantined, the match has been pushed ahead. Our rivals, after a lousy September, during which they experienced 5 losses, have regained strength in October. At their own court they have defeated Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz (112:102) and Zastal Enea BC Zielona Gora (94:88). Przemyslaw Frasunkiewicz and his team went to Torun with hope of victory, which was ultimately crushed.
The first quarter began perfectly for Torun. In a matter of minutes, three point throws were delivered by Aaron Cel, Obie Trotter and Bartosz Diduszko. The team quickly jumped ahead, with the final score of the quarter ending at 27:17 for the hosts.
The second quarter saw the center of the hosts, Damian Kulig, getting into action. His effective frountcourt allowed Polski Cukier to increase the advantage significantly. Coach Frasunkiewicz attempted to change the direction by rotating his players, but that did little and the break saw our team losing 44:31.
The third quarter saw an even play by both teams. Despite the hosts winning at one point 59:42, Gdynia did not let go. Krzysztof Szubarga and Przemyslaw Zolnierewicz were the motivating force behind their team, which made it possible that the match could still be turned around.
However, that was not meant to be. Torun kept going faster, and the yellow-and-blues could not find a response to all the accurate throws. In the 10th round of the Energa Basket Liga, Asseco Arka lost to Polski Cukier 79:94 and with a 4-4 balance, is the 7th team in the table.
Due to the rescheduling of the matches, our players will have their next match next Thursday (22nd of October), where they will face off against Polpharma Starogard Gdanski at Gdynia Arena. The match will commence at 17:35.
Polski Cukier Toruń - Asseco Arka Gdynia 94:79 (27:17, 17:14, 22:25, 28:23)
Polski Cukier Toruń: Jackson 24, Cel 17, Kulig 13, Trotter 13, Woods 13, Diduszko 8, Perka 4, Wieluński 2, Bragg 0, Kondraciuk 0, Samsonowicz 0
Asseco Arka Gdynia: Żołnierewicz 18, Czerlonko 11, Dylewicz 9, Szubarga 9, Hrycaniuk 8, Witliński 8, Pluta 5, Wadowski 5, Kaszowski 3, Malczyk 3, Kowalczyk 0, Marcinkowski 0