Jolly JBS defends Adriatic league title !
Sibenik Jolly JBS is the new-old Adriatic league champion. In the big final
of the regional championship the team from Sibenik was better than the host of
the Final 4 tournament, Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje, 69-63.
Constance Jinks (170-G-81, college:
UNLV) top-scored for the Croatian squad delivering 12 points.
Lokas (182-F-85) and
Ivankovic (201-C-87) also shined scoring 11 pts each.
Marta Cakic (175-G-82) helped with one point less. On the other side, Ruzic
Brankica Hadzovic (175-G-81) netted 13 points apiece for Jedinstvo. Popovic
stopped on 11 pts. It was very exciting game. The score was tied (59-59) with
less than three minutes to go, after what
Constance Jinks and her teammates made 10-4 run. The host struggled a lot
from the line, what at the end could be the reason of this defeat. It is
important to mention that
Sibenik Jolly JBS outplayed Merkur Celje 75-49 in the semis. Jedintsvo
outsmarted than Gospic in thriller 67-65.
In the battle for third place
Gospic CO was too strong Merkur 76-62.
Marija Vrsaljko (195-C-89) was a key player for the winners collecting 24
points and 11 rebounds.
Jelavic (175-G-80) scored 21 and
Jelena Ivezic (184-G-84) added 16 points.
Jagodic (179-F-91) contributed with 16 points in defeat. Question about the
winner was resolved in third quarter, when Gospic jumped to plus 15.
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