Szamosi Off to Hot Start at FIBA U20 European Women's Championship
July 7, 2014
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Duquesne sophomore forward Amadea Szamosi is representing Hungary at the 2014 FIBA U20 European Women's Championship. The 11-day event is being held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Through three games, the Hungarians are 2-1. Szamosi is averaging 15.3 points per game, which is currently the fourth best of all the players in the 10-team event. She leads all players with 4.7 steals per game. Szamosi is pulling down 8.7 (6th) rebounds per game and is shooting 51.4 percent (3rd).
In their first game against Germany on July 3rd, Szamosi recorded a double-double of a team-high 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Germany was up by eight points with 8:51 remaining in Quarter 4 before Hungary went on a 10-3 run capped by a Szamosi layup that made the score 63-62 with 5:00 to play in the contest. However that would be as close as Hungary could get as Germany finished the game with a 79-71 victory.
The following day, Hungary met Portugal. Szamosi led the Hungarians with a team-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and a perfect 3-for-3 from the foul line. With the game tied at 41-41 with 8:06 remaining in Quarter 3, Szamosi's layup put Hungary ahead for good in their 69-60 win.
The next challenger was Bosnia and Herzegovina on July 5th. Szamosi finished with a double-double of 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. After building a 17 point halftime lead at 36-19, Bosnia and Herzegovina came back with a 36-14 run to take a 55-50 lead with 2:56 remaining in Quarter 4. With Bosnia and Herzegovina leading 61-58 with six seconds to play, Hungary center Fruzsina Fejes was fouled while taking a 3-pointer. She converted all three foul shots to send the game into overtime at 61-61. Hungary took an early four point lead as a Szamosi steal set up a Fanni Szabo (Dartmouth) layup, making the score 65-61. Bosnia and Herzegovina held the Hungarians scoreless until there was 60 seconds remaining in the game and by then had a 67-65 lead. Hungary's Dora Nagy would score the game's final five points - all from the free throw line - to give Hungary a 70-67 victory.
Next up for Hungary in Romania on Monday night.
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