The Champion's Hall is ever unfriendly for Asseco Arka. The yellow-and-blues lost for the fourth time in a row, this time against Anwil 78:86. Triple-double has been noted by the hosts' very own Mckenzie Moore.
When will Asseco Arka finally get a break? That's a question all fans have been asking before the match. It was not meant to be this time, however.
The first quarter was on the even side, with a slight edge towards the guests. Bartlomiej Woloszyn, Krzysztof Szubarga and Przemyslaw Zolnierewicz managed to build an advantage with their three-pointers and free throws. We were six points ahead at the end of the initial part of the game (17:23).
In the second quarter, the hosts have been regaining losses, but the star player was unquestionably Ivan Almeid. Woloszyn and Zolnierewicz showed their best side, which allowed us to leave for the break with a 1 point advantage (41:42).
Both teams tightened their defenses after the first half, and there was a hesitation to offense on both sides. The match remained even, with the score staying at a tie for the most part. Ivic Radic joined his team-member in showcasing his skills, which saw Anwil take the lead at the end of the quarter: 60:58.
The last ten minutes belonged to the Wloclawek's combo guard Mckenzie Moore. He was omnipresent, noting the ever elusive in the EBL triple-doubles (22 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists). Our team has lost the will to fight (especially the forwards), which allowed Anwil to jump ahead. Asseco Arka lost to Wloclawek with a 8 points difference.
Next week there will be a break. The nearest match will occur on December 3rd, against MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (at 17:35).
Anwil Włocławek - Asseco Arka Gdynia 86:78 (17:23, 24:19, 19:16, 26:20)
Anwil Włocławek: Almeida 24, Moore 22, Clarke 13, Radić 12, Green 7, Sulima 6, Lichodiej 2, Bogucki 0, Mielczarek 0, Piątek 0, Pluta 0, Zamojski 0
Asseco Arka Gdynia: Wołoszyn 19, Żołnierewicz 17, Szubarga 11, Witliński 10, Hrycaniuk 7, Czerlonko 5, Wadowski 5, Dylewicz 4, Kowalczyk 0, Malczyk 0, Marcinkowski 0, Pluta 0