Partizan continues to dominate in the regional championship. The Serbian
powerhouse was better than Olimpija in Adriatic League Finals 74-77
wining the fifth straight title.
Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college:
Baylor) was the leading scorer in victory with 20 points.
James Gist (203-F-86) helped with 12 pts, while
Dusan Kecman (197-F-77, agency:
Beo Basket) added 11 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad,
Vlado Ilievski (190-G-80, agency:
World Sport Agency) delivered 15 points.
Goran Jagodnik (203-F-74, agency:
Beo Basket) (7 boards) and
Samo Udrih (195-G-79) stopped to 11 pts each. Union Olimpija was the
host of the Final Four Tournament. Partizan grabbed 11-15 lead at the
halfway of the first period and later jumped to 25-32 in 14th minute.
Olimpija improved until the halftime and managed to close the gap to
39-43. However, Partizan controlled rhythm of the game in Q3 and later
ended it with nice 58-65 lead. The hosts didnt give up and they came to
74-72 in the finish, but
Curtis Jerrells made three free throws until the end, while
Onlimpija got just one basket from their players and it was a layup by
Ilievski. Their last possession in the game ended with turnover.
Partizan was the regular season champion in Adriatic league with 18-8
record. They eliminated Buducnost in the Semis and handed 74-77 loss to
Olimpija in the Finals to win their fifth straight title. Partizan
already won the Serbian Cup recently, so it's their second trophy this
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