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Round 2: Igokea hands first loss to Buducnost - Oct 5, 2017


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Dorell
Wright
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in ABA League.

The most surprising game was a loss of Montenegrin Buducnost (1-1) in Aleksandrovac on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Bosnian Igokea (1-1) 98-94. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 25-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Igokea made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Buducnost helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Dorell Wright (206-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian guard Vuk Radivojevic (196-83) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Bosnian point guard Nemanja Gordic (193-88) replied with 25 points and 5 assists for Buducnost. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Igokea is looking forward to face Cedevita in Zagreb in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Buducnost will play at home against Cibona and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Crvena Zvezda (2-0) which hosted in Beograd Mega Bemax (1-1). Crvena Zvezda managed to get a 10-point victory 90-80. American-Montenegrin point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) scored 26 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and James Feldeine chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Canadian-Jamaican point guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, college: Oregon) responded with 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Crvena Zvezda will play against Olimpija (#9) in Ljubljana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Mega Bemax will play at home against Mornar Bar (#7) to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Bar between Montenegrin Mornar Bar and Serbian Partizan. Mornar Bar (1-1) got a very close home victory over Partizan (0-2). Mornar Bar managed to escape with a 2-point win 83-81 on Wednesday evening. Derek Needham notched 15 points and 7 assists to lead the effort. Even 20 points and 4 assists by Patrick Miller did not help to save the game for Partizan. Partizan's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Mornar Bar will meet Mega Bemax (#4) in the next round. Partizan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd FMP.
The game between Serbian FMP (1-1) and FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (1-1) in Beograd ended with biggest points difference. FMP outscored guests from Skopje 100-72. The best player for the winners was Aleksa Radanov who scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. FMP's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena Partizan.

In the last two games of round 2 Olimpija was beaten by Cibona on the road 96-85. Winless Zadar lost to Croatian defending champion Cedevita on its own court 76-92.

Igokea - Buducnost 98-94

The most surprising game was a loss of Montenegrin Buducnost (1-1) in Aleksandrovac on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Bosnian Igokea (1-1) 98-94. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 25-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Igokea made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Buducnost helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Dorell Wright (206-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian guard Vuk Radivojevic (196-83) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Bosnian point guard Nemanja Gordic (193-88) replied with 25 points and 5 assists and American guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) added 22 points in the effort for Buducnost. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Igokea is looking forward to face Cedevita in Zagreb in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Buducnost will play at home against Cibona and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Igokea: D.Wright 22+6reb+1ast, V.Radivojevic 18+3reb+3ast, M.Ljubicic 15+3reb+3ast, R.Rikic 13+2reb, D.Washington 11+2reb+2ast, D.Milosevic 9+5reb+6ast
Buducnost: N.Gordic 25+3reb+5ast, K.Gibson 22, N.Ivanovic 14+2reb+2ast, F.Barovic 10+6reb+3ast, K.Landry 8+4reb+2ast, A.Ilic 4+8reb
gschID: 582607


Cibona - Olimpija 96-85

There was a surprise result when Croatian Cibona (1-1) beat Slovenian Olimpija (1-1) in Zagreb 96-85. It looked good early as Olimpija took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Cibona had a 24-16 second period charge getting the lead and Olimpija was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 85-96. Cibona players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Olimpija's players. The best player for the winners was center Luka Zoric (211-84) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) chipped in 18 points. Cibona's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Jordan Morgan (203-91, college: Michigan) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and Gregor Hrovat (196-94) added 17 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) respectively for the guests. Five Cibona and four Olimpija players scored in double figures. Cibona's next round opponent will be Buducnost (#8) in Podgorica where they are favorite. Olimpija will play at home against Crvena Zvezda (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cibona: M.Tomas 18+3reb+3ast, L.Zoric 18+5reb+1ast, C.Melvin 18+4reb+2ast, J.Bilinovac 12+4reb+6ast, M.Rozic 11+6reb+5ast, L.Hall 6+1reb+3ast
Olimpija: J.Morgan 26+12reb+1ast, G.Hrovat 17+6reb+1ast, E.Kastrati 11+2reb+1ast, D.Oliver 10+11reb+1ast, T.Battle 10+2reb+2ast, J.Span 9+2reb+4ast
gschID: 582606


Crvena Zvezda - Mega Bemax 90-80

An interesting game for Crvena Zvezda (2-0) which hosted in Beograd Mega Bemax (1-1). Crvena Zvezda managed to get a 10-point victory 90-80. The game was mostly controlled by Crvena Zvezda. Mega Bemax was better in third quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Crvena Zvezda forced 20 Mega Bemax turnovers. Mega Bemax was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Montenegrin point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) scored 26 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Dominican-American James Feldeine (193-88, college: Quinnipiac) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Crvena Zvezda players scored in double figures. Canadian-Jamaican point guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, college: Oregon) responded with 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and point guard Nikola Rebic (188-95, agency: BeoBasket) scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Crvena Zvezda will play against Olimpija (#9) in Ljubljana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Mega Bemax will play at home against Mornar Bar (#7) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: T.Rochestie 26+2reb+6ast, J.Feldeine 21+5reb+2ast, M.Bjelica 10+8reb+1ast, P.Antic 10+1ast, N.Dangubic 9+3reb+2ast, N.Jovanovic 6+4reb
Mega Bemax: D.Ennis 21+3reb+7ast, G.Bitadze 19+6reb+1ast, N.Rebic 19+5reb+6ast, S.Fundic 9+7reb+3ast, S.Sinovec 4+1reb, V.Cancar 4+1reb
gschID: 582605


Zadar - Cedevita 76-92

Very expected game when KK Zadar (0-2) lost at home to Cedevita (2-0) 92-76. The game was mostly controlled by Cedevita. KK Zadar was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cedevita shot the lights out from three nailing 17 long-distance shots on high 54.8 percentage. The best player for the winners was American point guard Will Cherry (185-91, college: Montana) who scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import forward Demetris Nichols (202-84, college: Syracuse) chipped in 17 points. Cedevita's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Preston Knowles (187-89, college: Louisville) produced 14 points and 8 rebounds and Ive Ivanov (200-85, agency: PEPI SPORT) added 19 points respectively for the hosts. Five Cedevita and four KK Zadar players scored in double figures. Cedevita's next round opponent will be Igokea (#6) in Aleksandrovac where they are favorite. KK Zadar will play on the road against MZT Skopje (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: D.Nichols 17+3reb+1ast, K.Murphy 17+1reb, W.Cherry 17+7reb+8ast, D.Musa 12+3reb+1ast, A.Stipanovic 10+6reb, F.Kruslin 9+3reb+3ast
Zadar: I.Ivanov 19+2reb, L.Bozic 14+5reb, P.Knowles 14+8reb+2ast, M.Brzoja 11+3reb+1ast, F.Kraljevic 8+3reb+2ast, S.Spralja 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 582604


Mornar Bar - Partizan NIS 83-81

A very close game took place in Bar between Montenegrin Mornar Bar and Serbian Partizan. Mornar Bar (1-1) got a very close home victory over Partizan (0-2). Mornar Bar managed to escape with a 2-point win 83-81 on Wednesday evening. Partizan trailed by 13 points at halftime and as many as 14 after three quarters before a 24-12 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 81-83 at the end of the game. American-Montenegrin point guard Derek Needham (180-90, college: Fairfield) notched 15 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and Serbian center Uros Lukovic (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Five Mornar Bar players scored in double figures. Even 20 points and 4 assists by American point guard Patrick Miller (185-92, college: Tennessee St.) did not help to save the game for Partizan. Forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) added 8 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Partizan's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Mornar Bar will meet Mega Bemax (#4) in the next round. Partizan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd FMP.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: B.Raley-Ross 18+1ast, D.Needham 15+2reb+7ast, U.Lukovic 13+7reb, N.Vranjes 12+4reb+1ast, S.Micovic 12+3reb, M.Mugosa 5+2reb
Partizan NIS: P.Miller 20+2reb+4ast, V.Marinkovic 11+3reb, M.Cakarevic 10+4reb+1ast, N.Williams-Goss 9+2reb+2ast, D.Salic 8+1reb+1ast, N.Velickovic 8+7reb+3ast
gschID: 582603


FMP - MZT Skopje 100-72

The game between Serbian FMP (1-1) and FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (1-1) in Beograd ended with biggest points difference. FMP outscored guests from Skopje 100-72. It looked good early as MZT Skopje took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then FMP had a 26-18 second period charge getting the lead and MZT Skopje was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-100. FMP dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to MZT Skopje's 32. They outrebounded MZT Skopje 39-24 including 29 on the defensive glass. FMP players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was Aleksa Radanov (202-98) who scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Point guard Filip Covic (178-89) chipped in 9 points and 12 assists. American point guard Eric Garcia (183-94, college: Wofford) produced 16 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Brett Bailey (200-94, college: San Diego) added 13 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. FMP's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena Partizan.
Top scorers:
FMP: A.Bursac 17+3reb+2ast, N.Nenadic 16+5reb, A.Radanov 15+7reb+3ast, M.Ojo 14+6reb, M.Radovanovic 11+3reb, F.Covic 9+3reb+12ast
MZT Skopje: E.Garcia 16+2reb+4ast, B.Bailey 13+3reb+2ast, J.Lalic 12+4reb+1ast, B.Trajkovski 10+5reb+2ast, D.Stojanovski 7+2reb+2ast, D.Jansen 7+6reb
gschID: 582602


  




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 2 Cedevita 3-2 
 3 Partizan NIS 3-2 
 4 Crvena Zvezda 3-2 
 5 FMP 2-2 
 6 Cibona 2-2 
 7 MZT Skopje 2-2 
 8 Mega Bemax 2-3 
 9 Olimpija 2-3 
 10 Igokea 2-3 
 11 Mornar Bar 2-3 
 12 Zadar 1-3 
 13 Borac 0-0 
 14 Bosna-Royal 0-0 
 15 Dynamic BG 0-0 
 16 KK Primorska 0-0 
 17 Krka 0-0 
 18 Lovcen 0-0 
 19 Ohrid AV 0-0 
 20 Rogaska 0-0 
 21 Split 0-0 
 22 Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 23 Vrsac 0-0 
 24 Zrinjski HT 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:10/22/2017
ABA League Standings
 1 Cibona 0-0 
 2 FMP 0-0 
 3 Igokea 0-0 
 4 Mega Bemax 0-0 
 5 MZT Skopje 0-0 
 6 Zadar 0-0 
 7 Vrsac 2-0 
 8 KK Primorska 2-0 
 9 Krka 1-1 
 10 Split 1-1 
 11 Teodo Tivat 1-1 
 12 Dynamic BG 1-1 
 13 Borac 1-1 
 14 Rogaska 1-1 
 15 Lovcen 1-1 
 16 Zrinjski HT 1-1 
 17 Ohrid AV 0-2 
 18 Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 19 Cedevita 0-0 
 20 Buducnost 0-0 
 21 Partizan NIS 0-0 
 22 Mornar Bar 0-0 
 23 Bosna-Royal 0-2 
 24 Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:10/19/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dorell WRIGHT
  Igokea
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 26.8
 1. Wright, Igokea26.8 
 2. Rochestie, Crvena Z.20.0 
 3. Zoric, Cibona19.8 
 4. Morgan, Olimpija19.4 
 5. Bozic, Zadar19.0 
 6. Ennis, Mega Bemax19.0 
 7. Miller, Partizan.18.8 
 8. Gordic, Buducnost17.6 
 9. Knowles, Zadar17.0 
 10. Stojanovski, MZT S.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan MORGAN
  Olimpija
  (203-F-91)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Morgan, Olimpija10.4 
 2. Bozic, Zadar9.3 
 3. Milosevic, Igokea8.6 
 4. Trajkovski, MZT S.7.8 
 5. Bitadze, Mega B.7.6 
 6. Cakarevic, Partizan.7.3 
 7. Oliver, Olimpija7.2 
 8. Lazic, Mega Bemax7.0 
 9. Fundic, Mega Bemax6.8 
 10. Ilic, Buducnost6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Filip COVIC
  FMP
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Covic, FMP8.3 
 2. Williams-G., Partiza.7.4 
 3. Rochestie, Crvena Z.6.0 
 4. Garcia, MZT Skopje5.8 
 5. Rebic, Mega Bemax5.8 
 6. Miller, Partizan.5.2 
 7. Ennis, Mega Bemax4.8 
 8. Cherry, Cedevita4.8 
 9. Needham, Mornar B.4.6 
 10. Hrovat, Olimpija4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Preston KNOWLES
  Zadar
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Knowles, Zadar3.3 
 2. Ennis, Mega Bemax2.6 
 3. Cakarevic, Partizan.2.3 
 4. Oliver, Olimpija2.2 
 5. Ivanovic, Buducnost2.2 
 6. Cherry, Cedevita1.8 
 7. Hrovat, Olimpija1.6 
 8. Fundic, Mega Bemax1.4 
 9. Bjelica, Crvena Z.1.4 
 10. Lessort, Crvena Z.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Goga BITADZE
  Mega B.
  (211-C/F-99)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Bitadze, Mega B.3.2 
 2. Zoric, Cibona1.8 
 3. Lukovic, Mornar B.1.8 
 4. Ilic, Buducnost1.8 
 5. Nichols, Cedevita1.4 
 6. Ojo, FMP1.3 
 7. Melvin, Cibona1.0 
 8. Kraljevic, Zadar1.0 
 9. Radovanovic, FMP0.8 
 10. Barovic, Buducnost0.8 
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