Players of Mega Leksa failed to surprise in Spain as they within the 7th round of Group D of the Basketball Champions League lost to Iberostar Tenerife to 73:59 (15: 9, 19:16, 20:25, 19:9). Dejan Milojevic players the good part of the match against second-placed team on ACB league played well in defense and 5 minutes to the end were completely in the game, 60:55. This was followed by a big fall in the finish so the home team at the end celebrated with perhaps too high 14 points difference, given the current developments at the court.

Mega in this match out rebounded home team (the ratio was 52 to 31) but had significantly fewer assists (8 to 23), and far more turnovers (23 to 8), which eventually decided the winner. Coach of Mega in this match could not count on the Ognjen Jaramaz who due to injuries sustained in the match against Partizan did not travel with the team to Spain.


Best in the ranks of Mega Leks were Rade Zagorac with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Marko Tejic with 12 points and 9 rebounds, while the Spanish team led Tim Abromaitis with 21 points. Halfway through the group stage of the Basketball Champions League Mega Leks is currently sharing the 6th place in Group D with 2 wins and 5 losses. On Sunday from 19:00 Mega Leks continues competition in ABA league where within the 12th round will host Cibona.

Dejan Milojevic started the match with Djokovic, Mushidi, Zagorac, Cancar and Kaba. At the beginning of the match was seen plenty missed shots on both sides and, after 3 and a half minutes, the score was 4:4. There followed a period of clueless game of Mega in the attack as the home team took lead 15:4. Post in the attack interrupted Simeunović with three pointer and Zagorac after a jump in the attack scored so the first quarter ends with 15:9.


The second quarter opened well Kaba who kept Mega in the game and with triple of Mushidi, Mega was down to minus 4 (24:20). During this period the defense play of Mega was a very high level. A new three of Mushidi and Mega was again at minus 4 (29:25) one minute until the half-time. However, there was lack of concentration so White for twi and triple of Abromaitis and Tenerife goes to the half break with plus 9, 34:25.

At the beginning of the second half players of Mega thad a few mistakes in the attack, but the defense was still very solid. In mid-period Zagorac hits a triple and then stole the ball for easy layup for minus 4, 44:40 in the 27th minute. Tenerife responds with a mini-series of 5:0 but Tejic hits plus and then after a good defense of Zagorac he assisted to Novak for 54:50 at the end of the third quarter.


Mega held good in the fourth quarter until the last 5 minutes of the match when they yielded concentrations on both sides of the field. Several three pointers of home side and missed free throws of Mega ruled the winner and at the end of Tenerife has built up to quite a convincing victory.

Iberostar Tenerife: San Miguel 9, Omeragic, Richotti 2, Niang 2, Bassas 5, Henley 4, Grigonis, Abromaitis 21, Bogris 14, Beiran 7, White 7, Doornekamp 2.

Mega Leks: Mushidi 10, Djokovic (5 rebounds), Spasojevic, Milisavljevic, Glogovac, Kaba 6 (11 rebounds), Zagorac 15 (11 rebounds), Cancar 8, Simeunovic 3, Tejić 12 (9 rebouds), Novak 5. 

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