Fantastic game of Mega, Cedevita Olimpija sent home with 104 points received!

Mega Mozzart convincingly defeated Cedevita Olimpija with 104:75 (27:15, 23:19, 33:21, 21:20) in the 9th round of the ABA league after a fantastic game. The players of coach Vladimir Jovanovic played unrealistically on both sides of the field in the Hall of sports Ranko Zeravica, where they never gave the guests from Ljubljana a chance to return to the game, so in the end they more than deservedly celebrated with 29 points difference. Coach of Mega could not count on Borisa Simanic and Nikola Jankovic in this match.

The best in Mega’s ranks were Matej Rudan with 23 points and 8 rebounds, as well as Nikola Jović with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Jaka Blazic stood out in the visiting team with 26 points.

After nine played rounds of the regional competition, Mega Mozzart has a score of 4-5, while Cedevita Olimpija recorded five victories and four defeats. After the break due to the FIBA ​​window, Mega will play against Mornar in the next round on Saturday, December 4.

Vladimir Jovanović started the match with the following five: Smith, Cazalon, Jovic, Rudan and Balcerowski. Great defense of Mega at the beginning of the game, which with a few steals leads with 7:0 after three minutes of play. Pullen scored a triple for the guests, but Jovic and Rudan were precise on the other side for the advantage of Mega 15:5. Mega is great on the jump in the attack, so Ruzhentsev scores from the second and third attack. The guests from the paint and from the free throw line do not allow further detachment, but Ruzhentsev with a three from the corner in the last second gives Mega an advantage of 27:15.

During the break between the first and second quarter, the audience in the Hall of sports greeted the players of the Wheelchair Basketball Club Mega Besport with great applause, and on that occasion the youngest player of the team, Pavle Maric, presented a gift to Mega’s General Manager Goran Cakic.

Matkovic’s “Alley oop” dunk at the beginning of the second quarter, so Mega reaches plus 14. The guests from a long range tried to return to the game, but Mega denied them with Jovic and Rudan run. The visiting team managed to reduce the difference to 11 points in the finish, but Balcerowski scored from mid-range and then Djurisic for three points, so Mega leads at halftime with 50:34.

During the break at half time, a competition in shooting from half the field was held for LCD TV, a gift from the company Tehnomanija, and the lucky Mega fan, who is also called as Mega’s coach Vladimir Jovanovic, was precise and went home after the game with a valuable prize.

Great start to the third quarter for Mega, who leads 60:34 with two triples and a dunk by Rudan. Mega doesn’t stop, Smith for three and from the lay-up, and Djurisic from free throws bring a huge plus 31, 67:36. Cedevita Olimpija managed with threes to reduce the difference to 20 points. Cerovina scored for three and then three more from free throws line, and Ruzhentsev set the result at the end of the third quarter, 83:55, with a great dunk under the foul and from the free throw line.

In the last quarter, Mega’s victory was never in question, and with the sacrificed game and a lot of nice actions and moves, Mega finally celebrated with a big 104:75.

Mega Mozzart: Balcerowski 6 (9 rebounds), Vujic 2, Ruzhentsev 13, Jovic 16 (9 rebounds, 7 assists, index 27), Rudan 23 (8 rebounds, index 27), Kocovic 2, Smith 11, Cerovina 11, Matkovic 5, Cazalon 8, Djurisic 7, Bogavac.

Cedevita Olimpija: Pullen 4, Ejim 5, Muric 3, Auguste, Blazic 26, Hodzic 6, Scuka 3, Dimec 9, Radovanović, Carmichael 4, Rupnik 15.

Photo: Mega Mozzart/Dragana Stjepanovic