On Saturday, semi-final matches of Serbia’s championship for pioneers (U15) were held in the Mega Factory hall in Belgrade, and Mladost and Crvena zvezda mts will fight for the title while Banjica Mega will play third place against Vizura.
Vizura – Mladost 96:103
Banjica Mega – Crvena zvezda mts 58:62
Schedule for Sunday:
9:45 – Match for third place: Banjica Mega – Vizura
12:00 (live broadcast on TV Arena Sport 5) – Mladost – Crvena zvezda mts
Basketball players of KK Banjica Mega did not manage to advance the finals of Serbia’s championship for pioneers (U15) since Crvena Zvezda mts celebrated with 58:62 (16:13, 15:30, 20:14, 17:15). The players of the coach, Aleksandar colic, came back several times from a double-digit minus with an excellent defense with 24 steals balls, but missed free throws (13) and a bad FG shot (30%) eventually cost them finals and opportunity to try to defend the title won last year.
In the ranks of KK Banjica Mega Nikola Petojevic had 16 points, Boris Milic 15 with 7 stolen balls while Lazar Andric scored 14 points. The best in the Crvena zvezda mts was Filip Brankovic with 29 points and 18 rebounds.
Banjica Mega: Gutesa, Ilic 2, Blagojevic, Vucurovic 13 (6 steals), Petojevic 16, Andric 14, Stanojevic 2, Djurisic 6 (14 rebounds), Vasiljevic, Pjanovic, Juricevic, Milic 15 (7 steals).
Crvena zvezda mts: Korlat, Arsovic, Stankic, Zivanovic, Miletic 7, Dobric 14, Markovic 7, Vukas 2 (9 rebounds and 9 assists), Topalovic 10, Bulic 3, Savic, Brankovic 29 (18 rebounds, index 38).
In the first semi-finals of the championship of Serbia for the pioneers (U15) Mladost beat Vizura with 96:103 (30:21, 25:27, 25:27, 16:28). Vizura had the advantage of 16 points in the second quarter, but Mladost managed to return to the match and to bring back uncertainty and to lead at the beginning of the last period of the game so that through the fantastic Srdjan Popovic kept advantage and advanced to the finals.
The best in the ranks of Mladost was Srdjan Popovic with 54 points scored (FG 18-32), while in Vizura the most efficient were Andrej Joksimovic with 38 and Andrija Grbovic with 36 points.
Vizura: Veljkovic, Raicevic, Glušac, Peric 7, Peros 6, Joksimovic 38 (7 rebounds, PIR 38), Johnson 3, Grbovic 36 (11 rebounds, index 41), Ristic 6, Vudragovic, Velickovic, Svikovic.
Mladost: Milijasevic 26 (7 steals), Popovic 54 (FG 18-32, PIR 53), Ekmedzic 6, Zimonja 2, Slavulj, Nikolasevic 11, Matovic, Petrovic, Radmanovic, Vojkic, Jankovic 5 (11 rebounds), Samardzic.
Photo: Mega Bemax/Ivica Veselinov