Mega Bemax players after couple of returns from a double-digit result deficit, managed to beat Petrol Olimpija away with 69:76 within the 15th round of the ABA league. Mega was especially great in the last 6 minutes of the match when with the 7:23 series turn the match in their favor and in the end deservedly celebrated in the hall Stozice in Ljubljana.

The best in the ranks of Mega Bemax was captain Nikola Rebic with 19 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. At a press conference after the match Rebic pointed out that to the team had to be returned for all defeats on one ball:

– It’s a very important victory for us who came at the right moment. We lost a lot of games on one ball and it was about time to come back. We train strongly and deservedly hit these shots in the end and won. We knew Olimpija had a difficult schedule where they played almost every two days and we had to respond to this by aggressive defense for 40 minutes, we did it and in the end we deservedly won,

Rebic said.

Coach of Mega Bemax Dejan Milojević pointed out that it is very important because of the confidence of the team to win in uncertain finishes:

– I’m very happy with the victory, primarily because we lost several uncertain finishes this season. For such a young team it is very important for the confidence that such finishes are won. Today, most of the game we were struck with a shot, we could not almost hit anything, but we played a quality defense that limited Olimpija to under 20 points in each quarter and in the end deservedly celebrated. Today, the defense kept us in the moments when the attack did not go so well that they did not go too far and we ultimately returned, Mushidi hit two important shots in the end and I congratulate him on that. Let’s move on, I hope this is the beginning of more quality and better games of Mega,

Milojevic finished.

Photo: Mega Bemax / Ivica Veselinov