Mega Bemax finished the regular season on the Super League since they within the 10th round defeated Zlatibor with 96:90 (25:15, 26:32, 21:29, 24:14) in the Mega Factory hall in Belgrade. Mega had the lead for the most part of the game, but only in the finish managed to resolve the match and came to a victory that confirmed 3rd place in the group before the play-off. Coach of Mega Bemax Dejan Milojevic could not count on Mihailo Jovicic because of the injury, and for the first time since the fracture of the hand in March, Ognjen Jaramaz played for the team and scored 20 points in 25 minutes.
The best in the victory of Mega Bemax were Kostja Mushidi with 27 points and 4 blocks, already mentioned Ognjen Jaramaz with 20 points and Luka Asceric with 15 points and 6 assists. In Zlatibor the best were Dragoslav Papic with 37 points and 10 rebounds, and Svetozar Popovic with 14 points and 15 assists. Mega finished Group A of Super League in 3rd place with a score of 6-4 and in the semi-finals will play against FMP or Partizan NIS, which will be known after the matches of the 10th round of the Super League group B on Wednesday.
Mega started the game with the following: Carapic, Mushidi, Marjanovic, Fundic and Bitadze. The start of the match was absolutely in Mega game, where they kept the visiting team in 5 minutes to only 1 point with 14 points scored. Mushidi and Bitadze are in good mood, and Mushidi also had two great blocks. To the game entered Jaramaz for the first time after the fracture of hand in March, and already in the second attack had great dunk. By the end of the quarter, Mega kept a double-digit lead for 25:15 after the first 10 minutes.
In the second quarter, guests from Zlatibor managed to reduce the difference to only 5 points, but first followed three of Jaramaz and then Fundic twice played wwell in the paint and Mega returns plus 10. However, the finish of quarter finals went to Zlatibor so the score at the half-time is 51:47.
Lazic is in the mood at the beginning of the third quarter and Mega increases the plus to 11 points, but Bitadze after hitting the knee went to the bench and after that he no longer returned to the game. Mega’s players miss the opportunity to make a more significant advantage which Zlatibor uses with triples reach advantage 72:76 before the last quarter
Mushidi is excellent at the start of the last quarter and with series of points returns the advantage to Mega, but Zlatibor did not give up, so 4 minutes to finish was only 83:82 for Mega. Jaramaz took on responsibility and a brought decisive advantage with two layups and a basket, and Mushidi closes the match with a dunk for 96:90.
Mega Bemax: Mushidi 27 (4 blocks), Music, Marjanovic 1, Asceric 15 (6 assists), Carapic 4, Jaramaz 20, Bitadze 6, Lazic 11, Koprivica 4, Samardziski, Miskovic, Fundic 8 (9 rebounds).
Zlatibor: Popovic 14 (15 assists), Tmusic, Vulic, Smolovic, Simovic 3, Corbic, Pantic 5, Riznic 4, Gudzic 10, Marojevic 17, Papic 37 (10 rebounds, index 45), Spasov.
Photo: Mega Bemax/Ivica Veselinov