Szolnoki Olajbanyasz takes Hungarian title

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz completed their sweep of their Finals series against Atomeromu SE Paks with a 79-69 Game-3 victory. This is their fifth Hungarian league championship. The last time the club took the top spot on the podium was in 2012, the tail end of a back-to-back title run. You could say that this truly is their season. Szolonok not only managed to finish ahead of the rest of the league at the culmination of the regular season, they also bagged the 2014 Hungarian Cup as well.

Both teams started the game off slowly, with Atomeromu managing a slight 14-16 advantage at the end of the first period. Szolnok’s offense kicked into gear as the second period rolled through. The champs were able to score 23 points, while Atomeromu repeated their 16-point output. Szolonok’s five-point advantage going into halftime was just the beginning. They did not look back from there and Atomeromu could not wrench the lead from their clutches. Szolnoki overcame a dismal night at the free-throw line (11-20, 55%) and relied on good ball distribution, attacking the basket at close range and aggression at the glass in order to pull out this win.

David Vojvoda led the way for Szolnoki Olajbanyasz with his game-high 23 points. Peter Lorant produced a well-rounded line with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Justin Holiday and Strahinja Milosevic added 11 points each.

Zsolt Szabo was the top performer for Atomeromu with 19 points and six rebounds. Deonta Vaughn and Rodney McGruder each dropped 13 points, while Gergely Koertelyesi chipped in 11.

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