Asseco Arka has suffered now three losses in a row. Coach Przemyslaw Frasunkiewicz and his team lost at Gdynia Arena to PGE Spojnia Stargard 82:92. Filip Matczak of the guest team has had a spectacular match with 33 points.
After a big loss against Zastal Zielona Gora, the team was eager to rehabilitate itself. Friday saw the visit from PGE Spojnia, who was fresh off victories from HydroTruck Radom and Anwil Wloclawek.
From the very beginning Przemyslaw Zolnierewicz and Adam Hrycaniuk were leading the team. In 5 minutes, the duo gave us 13 points. Midway through the first quarter Szubarga got a three pointer, and we were winning 18:9. After the initial stage, the score was 21:17.
The second quarter saw our captain doing his best, aiming from long range and dispensing assists. The white-and-reds, however, responded quickly, especially Baylee Steel and Filip Matczak. When the break came, we were seven points ahead (44:37).
After the break, Gdynia was going in for three pointers. The deliverers of those Szubarga, Zolnierewicz and Igor Wadowski. A 13 point advantage was built, but Matczak took to the field and scored 9 points himself. Stargard felt the blood in the water and increased the tempo. Steele delivered a phenomenal dunk, Ricky Tarrant and Raymond Cowels were delivering long-range throws. Thanks to the second of those, the guests took the lead. Before the last quarter, the game tied 70:70.
The last quarter was a punch-for-punch type of game. Matczak continued being great, unfortunately. The 27 year old gathered 33 points (new career record), 24 of which just in the second half. The guests did not allow the match to be tied again. Asseco Arka lost at their own court against PGE Spojnia 82:92. Next up, an away match against Anwil Wloclawek (Saturday, 21st of November at 19:30).
Asseco Arka Gdynia - PGE Spójnia Stargard 82:92 (21:17, 23:20, 26:33, 12:22)
Asseco Arka Gdynia: Szubarga 24, Żołnierewicz 20, Hrycaniuk 10, Wołoszyn 9, Wadowski 8, Dylewicz 6, Malczyk 3, Witliński 2, Czerlonko 0, Kaszowski 0, Kowalczyk 0, Marcinkowski 0
PGE Spójnia Stargard: Matczak 33, Tarrant 16, Steele 15, Cowels 12, Kostrzewski 8, Gudul 4, Śnieg 4, Młynarski 0, Potap 0, Siewruk 0, Walczak 0