BAD GAME OF MEGA, KRKA CELEBRATED IN NOVO MESTO
Mega Bemax suffered the first defeat on away games at the ABA league this season, as Krka celebrated in Novo Mesto with 82:69 (27:24, 20:11, 21:15, 14:19) in the 8th round of the competition. The players of coach Dejan Milojevic have played their weakest match this season in the ABA league, and as one of the main reasons for the defeat was a large number of missed free throws, even 18. The coach of Mega Bemax at this match could not count on the insufficiently recovered Branislav Ratkovica as well Filip Stanic, who was not part of the roster because of the disease.
The most effective in the ranks of Mega Bemax were Adam Mokoka with 16 points and Goga Bitadze with 10. In the team of Krka, Paolo Marinelli scored 23 points.
Mega Bemax is the second in the ABA league standings with a score of 6-2 while Krka has 3 wins and 5 defeats. In the next round on Saturday, November 24, at 9 pm, Mega in Sremska Mitrovica is welcoming Cibona.
Dejan Milojević started the match with Asceric, Mokoka, Mushidi, Fundic and Bitadze. At the start of the match, Mega is precise for 3 points on three occasions and Bitadze is good under both paints for advantage 9:13. Carapic and Bitadze are precise from free throws for plus 6, but home team with several triples managed to gain the advantage, while the weak period of Mega interrupts Miskovic with a triple for 27:24 after 10 minutes of the game.
Krka continues with a better game at the beginning of the second quarter and slowly increases the lead. Mokoka threw himself into advertising in an attempt to steal the ball, so he had to make a short cut from the game. Fundic has several times grabbed offensive rebounds, but Mega did not use a new chance, so the home team comes to a plus 13, and the problem is 3rd personal foul for Bitadze. Mokoka, after entering the game, starts with a three, a magnificent entrance and a steal ball, Mega cuts minus to 8 points. A large number of missed free throws of Mega punished Krka and returned a two-digit advantage, so at half-time was 47:35 Krka.
Nothing went in Mega’s favor in the third quarter, Krka came up with a new series of triples up to plus 23, and Bitadze gets 4th and 5th personal foul in the short run, so he was out of the game. Mega with series 0:8 drops the difference to 15 points, and the score before last quarter is 68:50.
In the last quarter, the players of Mega managed to reduce the difference, so the match ended with the victory of Krka with 82:69.
Krka: Mahkovic 9, Marinelli 23, Skedelj 6, Osolnik 2, Bratoz 8, Stipancev, Cinac 5, Djapa 6, Fifolt, Balazic 3, Lalic 6, Lapornik 14.
Mega Bemax: Mushidi 6, Janjic, Marjanovic 5, Asceric 6, Miskovic 7, Carapic 7 (7 assists), Atic 2, Bitadze 10, Koprivica 8, Mokoka 16, Fundic 2.
Photo: Krka/Drago Perko/kosarka.si