Mega Soccerbet in the last quarter without a solution for Mornar’s shot!

In the 5th round of the ABA league, Mega Soccerbet was defeated in Bar by Mornar with 80:73 (25:28, 19:15, 15:8, 21:22). Coach Vladimir Jovanovic’s team started the match well in the Sports Hall Topolica they had an eight-point advantage, but Mornar returned to the match with threes, and then in the last quarter, Gabriel solved the question of the winner with four three-pointers from the same position. Jovan Novak had his debut for Mega this season, scoring 8 points, with 4 assists and 4 rebounds.

The most efficient in the ranks of Mega were Filip Petrusev with 29 points and Marko Simonovic with 20 who also had 12 rebounds. In Mornar, Kenneth Gabriel stood out with 24 points and Isaiah Whitehead with 17.

After 5 rounds of the ABA league, Mega Soccerbet has a score of 3-2, while Mornar has three wins and one defeat. In the next round, Mega will be a guest of the Borac in Čačak on Friday, November 6, at 8 p.m.

Before the start of the match, a minute of silence was observed in honor of the late Mornar econom Luka Macanovic. Vladimir Jovanovic started the match with the following five: Smith, Tepic, Cerovina, Simonovic and Petrusev. The teams change in the lead at the beginning, with an extremely good Petrusev who scored 10 points in four minutes of the game, and after Simonovic’s basket from the corner, Mega took the lead with 9:14. After Mornar’s time-out, Petrusev continued to hit Mornar’s rim with a dunk, and then with a three-pointer for the advantage of Mega 11:19. Mornar with threes manages to return to only a one point minus. After several misses by Mega, Simonovic hits a three-pointer and the first quarter ended with a score of 25:28 with 15 points by Petrusev.

At the beginning of the second quarter, Mega was without points for a few minutes, so Mornar took the lead with 29:28. Cazalon steals the ball from two defenders in a row, and after the second he effectively dunked in the counter. Several good defenses of Mega, who leads 37:34 after Simonovic’s dunk. On the other hand, Petrusev blocked the opponent in two consecutive attacks of Mornar, and then he hit from the turn under the basket on two occasions. However, the home team managed to take the lead with threes and points after offensive rebound so the result at the half-time is 44:43.

Bad start of the second half for Mega with a few turnovers and Mornar makes a series of 9:0 for the first double-digit lead in the match, 53:43. The post in Mega’s attack was interrupted by Tepic with points from mid-range. Mega played better in defense after Jovanovic’s time-out, Mornar was without points for a few minutes, but on the other hand, Mega did not use it enough in the attack, so in the last minute of the period they entered with a score of 57:51 for Mornar. Mega fails to score in the last minute, so the result before the last 10 minutes of the game is 59:51 for Mornar.

Mega played a good defense at the beginning of the last quarter, but lost several balls in the attack, so Mornar reached plus 12 with two triples by Gabriel. Mega did not give up, Petrusev scored under the basket and then Simonovic scored a three for 67:60. However, Gabriel hits from the same position two more three-pointers, and denies Mega’s attack, and Vranjes solves the question of the winner with a three-pointer for 80:65. By the end of the match, Mega with triples of Simonovic and Cazalon reduced the gap, so that the match ended with Cazalon’s dunk for the final 80:73.

Sailor: Pullen 12, Gabriel 24 (3p 7-10), Zivanovic, Jeremic 2, Sehovic, Smith 8, Mugosa, Whitehead 17, Vujosevic, Vranjes 11, Lukovic 6.

Mega Soccerbet: Miskovic, Smith 2, Petrusev 29 (3 blocks, index 28), Tepic 4, Kljajevic 1, Novak 8, Simonovic 20 (12 rebounds), Jovicic, Cerovina, Matkovic, Cazalon 9, Langovic.

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