MZT Skopje repeated as Prva Liga champions. MZT Skopje eked out a narrow road win over Kumanovo to clinch 3-1 victory in the championship series. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. MZT Skopje outrebounded Kumanovo 2009 40-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian swingman Djordje Drenovac (202-92) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and international Damjan Stojanovski (198-87, agency: BeoBasket) who added 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) responded with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international point guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: BeoBasket) scored 23 points and 4 assists. Top scorers: Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 23+2reb+4ast, B.Trajkovski 23+5reb+5ast, M.Simonovski 15+5reb+2ast, N.Misanovic 9+3reb+1ast, V.Mandic 8+3reb+3ast, M.Janevski 5+4reb MZT Skopje: D.Drenovac 25+3reb+2ast, D.Stojanovski 18+9reb+1ast, N.Protic 12+8reb+4ast, U.Lukovic 11+9reb, D.Mijatovic 9+3reb, M.Ljubicic 7+1reb+2ast
MZT Skopje celebrate Cup trophy - Feb 21, 2016
MZT Skopje - Karpos Sokoli 68:62
MZT Skopje clinched the Cup title. They defeated Karpos Sokoli in the Final today. Djordje Drenovac (202-G/F-92) topscored for MZT Skopje with 16 points. MZT Skopje and Karpos traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 19:19 after ten minutes. MZT pulled ahead in the second frame. They eked out a 40:38 halftime lead. Karpos Sokoli erased the deficit in the third period. They knotted things up at 50 heading into the fourth frame. However MZT Skopje limited their opponents to just 12 points in the final stanza and raced to the trophy. Uros Lukovic (213-C-89, agency: Octagon Europe), Danilo Mijatovic (207-F/C-83) and Marko Ljubicic (195-G-87) provided 10 points each for MZT Skopje. Dusan Knezevic (207-C-80, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 14 points for Karpos Sokoli. Anton Kazarnovski (205-F/C-85) had 13 points in the loss.
MZT Skopje celebrated the first trophy of the season. They edged Rabotnicki for the Huawei SuperCup title. Marko Simonovski (191-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) nailed 17 points to lead the effort. Rabotnicki nailed 19 points in the first period worth a 3-point lead. But MZT Skopje denied the deficit in the second frame. They surged ahead for a 40:35 halftime advantage. MZT Skopje boosted the lead in the third term. They accumulated a 64:48 advantage at the final intermission. MZT Skopje never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Danilo Mijatovic (207-F/C-83, agency: Deltabasket) provided 16 points, while Djordje Drenovac (202-G/F-92, agency: Deltabasket) added 13 points in the win. Dimitar Mirakovski (177-PG-81, agency: Interperformances) responded with 16 points for Rabotnicki. Bojan Krstevski (206-F/C-89, agency: Interperformances) had 15 points in the loss.
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