The expected clear affair was the quarterfinal of the Basketball Austria Cup between KOS Celovec ladies and UBSC-DBBC Graz
The Styrians put the young Klagenfurt women under pressure right from the start and thus played their way to a 24-point lead already in quarter one. The Carinthian home team continued to fight, but a comeback was no longer possible against the united Graz team. With 95:48 UBSC-DBBC secured the advancement. The other quarterfinal matches will take place tomorrow, Sunday, as well as next Tuesday.
KOS Celovec Ladies vs. UBSC-DBBC Graz
48:95 (9:33, 21:55, 32:79)
Saturday, 12.00 p.m.; SPH St. Peter, Klagenfurt
Nina Winter, player UBSC-DBBC: “We started extremely strong, showed right away what we can do and put KOS under pressure. Then in the third quarter the performance went down a bit, but we successfully brought the victory to Graz.”
Antonia Ronacher, player KOS: “The team UBSC-DBBC is really strong this year. We were able to keep up well in phases and did a good job of implementing what we set out to do. We will keep training to improve further next week.”
Alina Seher, player KOS: “Congratulations to the opponents from Graz. We tried to play along, but unfortunately it didn’t work out throughout. We have to work on our mistakes and will prepare well for the next game.”
Best scorers: Nikolina Sofric 9, Lana Santelj 8, Monika Ristic and Antonia Ronacher 7 each respectively Nina Krisper 21, Annika Neumann 17 (10 Reb), Lenny Jacimovic 14.