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Gabby Williams leads Sopron Basket to first EuroLeague title

Gabby Williams (left) was named the EuroLeague Final Four MVP. (BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Sopron Basket are EuroLeague champions for the first time ever, defeating Fenerbahce Safisport 60-55 in Sunday’s EuroLeague final.

Gabby Williams was named the Final Four MVP after leading her team with 14.5 points, five rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.5 steals throughout the playoffs. The forward, recently acquired by the Seattle Storm, led all scorers in the final with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists.

“I can’t believe this is real. It feels so good how everybody played, everyone contributed,” Williams said after the game. “I relied so much on my teammates today and it felt so good. We had so much trust in each other and so much passion.

“This is so amazing, I just give it all to my teammates. Everyone stepped up.”

Three other Sopron players scored in double digits: Zsofia Fegyverneky had 12, Briann January 11 and Bernadett Hatar 10. Jelena Brookes added nine points and 11 rebounds in the EuroLeague championship win, the first for a Hungarian team.

Fenerbahce, down by 10 points at the half, attempted a comeback, outscoring Sopron by five in the second half in front of their home crowd of 9,500 fans.

“We never let them actually turn the atmosphere into what it actually was,” Williams told BasketNews. “That was the plan from the beginning.”

Alina Iagupova led Fenerbahce with 13 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Amanda Zahui B. and Olcay Cakir had 12 and 11 points, respectively.