Mega Leks won second place at the international tournament MEGA LEKS CUP which was held last weekend in Kraljevo. Players chosen by Dejan Milojevic after the great game and triumph over Trabzon in the semi-finals, were defeated by a clear favorite Crvena zvezda Telekom with 79:69.

Kraljevo fans of the game under the hoops had the previous two days the opportunity to enjoy a good basketball but also to socialize with the most famous basketball players Mega Leks, Zvezda, PAOK and Trabzon. The tournament had a humanitarian character because part of the revenue from ticket was intended KK Sloga Kraljevo and WBC, and we can freely say that the MEGA LEKS CUP was a big hit because of the 2,500 spectators watched the final duel in the new sports hall in Kraljevo.

Mega had a great start of tge match and thanks to a very aggressive game has reached double-digit advantage (14: 4). However, Zvezda replied with good shot for 3 points. Lazic was accurate twice from 6.75 and then Thompson and the red-and-whites managed to tie the game.

Fiercely fought a young team Dejan Milojevic against a much more experienced opponent, but centers of Mega Leks did not have an adequate solution for strong Schortsanitis which tend to dominate in the paint, and the Mega Leks went to the half with nine points minus (32:41).

Zvezda came up to a maximum 11-point lead (44:55), and that as it was a signal to young team Mega to play even better and combative. Cracking Jankovic had great support in the captain Zagorac and and Mega Leks came to only minus point (65:66), but more than that they could not do. Schortsanitis and Thompson have scored when it was needed, and the winner was decided with three points from Mitrovic (69:77).

MVP of the tournament was declared Sofoklis Schortsanitis.

Mega Leks – Crvena zvezda Telekom: 69:79 (20:23, 12:18, 22:20, 15:18)

Mega Leks: Simic, Djokovic, Jaramaz 6, Veljkovic, Ivanovic 7, Pavlovic 1, Luwawu 10, Kaba 4, Zagorac 16, Simeunovic 2, Nikolic 8, Jankovic 15.

Crvena zvezda Telekom: Rebic 5, Dangubić 7, Mitrovic 12, Lazic 10, Jovic, Schortsanitis 16, Apic, Tejic 2, Nastic 6, Simanic, Davidovac, Guduric 4, Thompson 17.

Players from PAOK won the third place in Mega Lex Cup in Kraljevo. Black-and-white from Thessaloniki in the consolation match for placement after great fight and an exciting finale came to victory. Tranbzonspor – PAOK 56:58 (6:20, 16:11, 16:19, 18: 8)

PAOK started the match better and have gained at the start of double-digit advantage that has long managed to maintain. The biggest lead of the Greek team was 15 points (48:33), but Trabzon has never thought of surrender.  Berkay and Odom played good and after attractive dunk Kinsey scored additional free throw, so the Turkish team came to equalizing 56:56, just 27 seconds before the end of the game. However, Markovic had 1 of 2 from the line, Trabzon has not scored in the next attack, and the final result set Caklas with a free throw.

Trabzonspor Odom 14, Sertac 2, Berkay 12, Firot, Velickovic 11, Demirel 5, Erdi, Alper, Kinsey 5, 7 Yildirim, Natyazhko.

PAOK: Duvnjak 6, Tepic 12, Liapis 6, Vasilieiadis, Kakaroudis 2, Tsoclas 5, Dedasi, Margaritis 13, Kottas 3, Markovic 13, Kamaras, Salaustos.

All pictures from Mega Leka Cup can freely be downloaded from the following LINK.

Photo: Mega Leks