Basketball players of Mega Bemax did not manage to achieve a big win since in the 17th round of the ABA league in the “Aleksandar Nikolic” hall in Belgrade Partizan NIS won with 98:86 (19:18, 31:22, 21:27, 27:19). Players of coach Dejan Milojevic managed to return from the significant minus a few times, at the end of the third quarter they came to a 1 point minus, but in the last quarter did not have enought the strength to win. The coach of Mega Bemax at this match could not count on Adam Mokoka, Andrija Marjanovic and Kostja Mushidi.

The most effective in the ranks of Mega Bemax were Nikola Miskovic with 30 points and Edin Atic with 22. In the Partizan, Aleksej Nikolic was the most effective with 20 points.

After the 17th round of the ABA league, Mega Bemax has a score of 9-8 while Partizan NIS has 2 wins more. In the next round on February 3, at 5 pm, Mega Bemax in Sremska Mitrovica will welcome Zadar.

Before the start of the match, with a minute’s silence was paid tribute to the late basketball coach Boško Djokic.

Dejan Milojevic started the match with Carapic, Cerovina, Atic, Fundic and Stanic. At the beginning of the match, Partizan makes a series of 8:0 which interrupts Cerovina with a triple off the board. Stanic is good after the points from the paint, and then after the offensive rebound he finds Atic for the new three of Mega. Partizan uses a bad period Mega’s game in the attack and goes to plus 9, 19:10. The quarter’s finish belongs to Mega, who returns to the game through a great Miskovic. Mega’s Power Forward hits two free throws, then blocks the dunk of Jankovic and after that scores triple and 2 plus 1 to round up the Mega’s 0:8 series for the 19:18 at the end of the quarter.

Miskovic is unstoppable and in the second quarter with the new threes, Fundic is great in rebounding, but the home team keeps the lead. Mega manages to answer the threes of Partizan with the same measure, but finish belongs to Partizan, who punished Mega’s misses and took double-digit lead, plus 12. Miskovic to set the score in the halftime for his 20th point for 50:40.

After exchanging points from both sides at the start of the second half, Miskovic scored a new three and then Atic bundles 7 points for 55:52. Partizan hits two triples, but after the time-out, Nikolic, Miskovic and Atic responded. Mega managed to keep the connection so that after the 2 steals of Miskovic and Ratkovica’s triple, Mega reached 68:67 and the result before the last 10 minutes is 71:67.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter Partizan managed to resolve the match and took 14 points klead, Mega tried to get back through Atic and Miskovic, but Partizan managed to deny the attack and eventually celebrate with 98:86.

Partizan NIS: N. Jankovic 9, Paige 12, Sy 17, Marinkovic 5, Gegic, Velickovic, Pecarski, Renfroe 17, S Jankovic 3, Landale 15, Gagic, Nikolic 20.

Mega Bemax: Janjić 2, Ratkovica 6 (6 assists), Asceric 2, Miskovic 30, Carapic 4, Atic 22, Cerovina 4, Koprivica, Nikolic 8, Langovic, Fundic 6 (9 rebounds), Stanic 2.

Photo: Mega Bemax/Ivica Veselinov