Mega Bemax in a great atmosphere in front of 2.500 spectators in PSC Pinki’s hall in Sremska Mitrovica didn’t succeeded to remain undefeated since Partizani NIS celebrated with 74:81 (15:24, 20:22, 20:23, 19:12) within the round 6 of the ABA League. Players of coach Dejan Milojevic were trailing during the entire match, but they did not gave up, and in the last quarter from minus 17 they managed to reduce the difference to only 4 points, but the bad shot for for 3 points (3/31) in the end cost them victory. The coach of Mega Bemax at this match could not count on injured Branislav Ratkovica.
Another great game in Mega’s jersey had Goga Bitadze, who had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Rade Zagorac and Vanja Marinkovic both scored 17 points in Partizan.
Mega Bemax after 6 rounds has a score of 5-1 while Partizan has 3 wins and 3defeats. In the next round on November 9, at 20:00, Mega will play away in Zadar.
Before the start of the match, the former player and captain of Mega Rade Zagorac received a gift on behalf of the club from the president of the Executive Board of Triglav osiguranje Mr. Dragan Markovic.
Dejan Milojević started the match with Asceric, Mokoka, Mushidi, Fundic and Bitadze. It’s a bad start for Mega as Partizan with 3 triples got early lead 4:17. However, Dejan Milojevic’s players played better in defense, Fundic and Bitadze were good under the basket, and after dunk of Mokoka, the minus was halved to 7 points. However, the finish of period belong to Partizan, who with three of Zagorac lead 15:24 after 10 minutes of the game.
The second quarter begins with an exchange of points on both sides, so that dunk of Atic the result was 21:28. Mega’s players were in a good rhythm, with a score of 27:32, followed by a series of points from Partizan, which raised advantage to 14 points. Carapic with triples sets the result of the first half, 35:46.
After a break at the half-time, Bitadze continued with a great game on both sides, not allowing Partizan to break the match, so that after a few dunks the result was 48:55. Partizan returns a double-digit advantage with the triples and the result before the last 10 minutes was 55:69
It seemed that after 57:74 matches would not enter an uncertain finish, but there followed a great Mega series that kept Partizan without a point with a 12:0 series and a great Marjanovic for 69:74 with 5 minutes to the end. However, Sy hit the three in the last second of the attack, and then Landale returns plus 10, 69:79. The last attempt by Mega, who with 74:79 result, had an attack with a minute and over to finish, but Asceric was not precise, so Partizan celebrated with the final 74:81.
Mega Bemax: Mushidi 2, Janjic, Marjanovic 7, Asceric 7, Miskovic 2, Carapic 9, Atic 7 (10 rebounds), Bitadze 28 (11 rebounds, 4 blocks, index 43), Koprivica, Mokoka 9, Fundic 3, Stanic.
Partizan NIS: Paige 9, Sy 12, Marinkovic 17, Gegic, Velickovic, Pecarski, Brown, Zagorac 17, Jankovic 1, Landale 13, Gagic 10, Nikolic 2.
Photo: Mega Bemax/Ivica Veselinov