Players of Mega Leks were close to the biggest sensations in the previous part of the ABA league but in the end Crvena zvezda MTS won in overtime with 69:81 (21:20, 11:23, 17:14, 18:10, 2:14). Match of the 17th round of the regional competition was played in a great atmosphere in hall PSC Pinki in Sremska Mitrovica were players of Dejan Milojevic managed several times to return from minuses, but they remained without strength in overtime and Zvezda got the win. Coach Mege in this match because of injury could not count on Marko Tejic and Radovan Djokovic, nor Nikola Rebic and Ognjen Carapic.

The most efficient in the ranks of Mega Leks were Jaramaz with 15 and Mushidi with 14 points, while Zagorac recorded a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. After 17 rounds, Mega has 5 triumph, while Crvena zvezda mts is still undefeated. The next match Mega Leks have on Wednesday at 18:30 when in the 12th round of the Basketball Champions League welcomes Strasbourg.

Dejan Milojevic started the match with following five Novak, Mushidi, Zagorac, Spasojevic and Kaba. Mega opened match with a three of Mushidi and hit free throws of Zagorac but Zvezda reciprocates a series of points to 5:9. Mushidi hit another three and then Zagorac. Kaba hit under a foul and Cancar was precise for 21:20 after the first 10 minutes.

At the beginning of the second quarter Mega had a lot of problems in attack, where in a few minutes Jaramaz scored only points. Zvezda goes to 24:36 and unpleasant series interrupted Novak with three. Guests were able to maintain the advantage, however, the half time ended with 32:43.

In the middle of the third quarter Mega was in a series of 13:2, and with three of Mushidi reduced to just one point difference 49:50. However, followed a series of Zvezda 0:7 and the result before the last 10 minutes was 49:57.

After the opening points Bjelica, Mega managed with a gloss defense to completely stop the attack of Zvezda. Kaba succeed the first to steal the ball and then had great ramp, Mega reduced to 55:59. Several turnovers of Mega, Zvezda used to go to a plus 8 to less than 3 minutes to go. Mega entered a great series, Jaramaz hit free throws, and then Zagorac and Mushidi scored after offensive rebounds. Another great layup of Jaramaz and the result is a tie, 63:63 to 23 seconds by the end. In the penalty finish both teams were hitting free throws (Jaramaz 4 of 4 for Mega) a final attack of Zvezda Mega managed to defend for the overtime.

In an additional 5 minutes the players Mege eased concentration, followed by a decline in the game, Zvezda took advantage of that in the end they come to victory.

Mega Leks: Mushidi 14, Jaramaz 15 (5 assists), Spasojevic, Glogovac, Kaba 10 (3 blocks), Zagorac 10 (13 rebounds), Cancar 8, Simeunovic, Novak 3, Kapetanovic, Marelja 8.

Crvena zvezda mts: Walters 3, Thompson 10, Dangubic 4, Mitrovic 1, Lazic 5, Dobric 4, Simonovic 11, Jenkins 5, Guduric, Jovic 10, Kuzmic 16, Bjelica 12.

Photo: Mega Leks/Ivica Veselinov