Players of Mega Leks have achieved a great victory in the Basketball Champions League after they defeated in Sremska Mitrovica Strasbourg with 86:82 (23:20, 23:16, 28:23, 12:23). Dejan Milojevic players to fourth triumph in Group D of Champions League came after the great series in the third quarter where they came up to plus 21 at one point. Mega’s players have drop advantage in the last 4 minutes of the match but in the end save valuable victory. Coach of Mega in this match because of injury could not count on Marko Tejic and Radovan Djokovic.

Best in the ranks of Mega Leks were Vlatko Cancar with 20 points, Jovan Novak with 17 and Kostja Mushidi at 15. In Strasbourg the best were Walker with 19 and Travis with 18 points. After 12 rounds, Mega has 4 triumphs and is one win less from 5th place that could take her to the next stage of the Champions League. Next match Mega Leks have on Sunday at 12:00 when in the 18th round of ABA league will play away in Zagreb against Cedevita.

Dejan Milojevic started the match with the following five: Jaramaz, Mushidi, Zagorac, Spasojevic and Kaba. Mushidi at the beginning of the match score three points but was then followed by a brief post to attack of players of Mega as Strasbourg used to take the lead with 3:8. There was a period great defense player Mega that on three occasions stole the ball resulting in a shift in the lead 12:10. In came Cancar that with the offensive, the points from the free throw line and three pointer moved Mega, who led after the first quarter with 23:20.

In the second quarter Mega continues to dominate rebounds and at that time was seen a couple of great assists such as pass from Zagorac for Kaba’s dunk and then the same player got great assist from Novak. Mega slowly increased the advantage and the half ended with brilliant assist of Zagorac for layup of Cancar for 46:36 after 20 minutes.

The second half opened Mega with great play after which followed three pointers of Novak, Cancar, Mushidi and Marelja. The team of Strasbourg fails to respond to the great game of Mega and at 27th minute the result was 69:48. This was followed by a drop in the game of Mega as guests used to reduce the 13 points difference but Novak corresponds with the three and good drive to 74:59 at the end of the third period.

Mega has played great defense, allowing guests only 2 points for almost 6 minutes. At the score 78:61 was followed by a series of turnovers of Mega’s players which guests use to reduce the difference. Novak managed to interrupt a series with scored three but guests reduce to the 85:82 to 11 seconds to go. However, Jaramaz hit one free throw after which Mega defends attack pf Strasbourg for the final score 86:82.

Mega Leks: Mushidi 15, Jaramaz 10, Spasojevic, Glogovac, Kaba 10 (6 rebounds), Zagorac 5 (5 rebounds i 7 steals), Cancar 20 (9 rebounds, PIR 27), Simeunovic, Novak 17 (7 assists, PIR 23), Marelja 6 (5 rebounds).

SIG Strasbourg: Lacombe, Slaughter 11, Leloup 2, Sy 3, Walker 19, Jaiteh 8, Cortale, Ntilikina 9, Travis 18, Murphy 4, Howard 8.

Photo: Mega Leks/Ivica Veselinov