Fall in the third quarter went unpunished, SC Derbi beat Mega

SC Derby - Mega 89:82. The sixth victory of the "students" in the Admiralbet ABA League

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Aubrey Dawkins, Photo: KK SC Derbi/Filip Filipović
Aubrey Dawkins, Photo: KK SC Derbi/Filip Filipović

Andrej Žakelj left for Buducnost Voli, his compatriot Dejan Jakara succeeded him on the SC Derby bench, but the change of coach did not affect the "students", who tonight in the 10th round of the Admiralbet ABA League defeated Mega (89:82) and registered their sixth victory , and the second with a new coach.

At the beginning of the second half, after David Mirković's dunk, SC Derbi had a plus 12 (50:38) and, it seemed, controlled the situation on the field. Then Đurišić and Topić pulled Mega away, so the team from Belgrade, after the 7:0 series, came to minus one (57:56), and after a point from Kovačević, Mega took the lead for the first time since the first quarter (60:59).

David Mirkovic
David Mirkovicphoto: KK SC Derbi/Filip Filipović

At the beginning of the last period, Topić was accurate for 62:59, and then Jakar's team made a series of 6:0 and took the lead 65:62. From that moment on, SC Derby did not allow the rival to reverse, and Bogavac put an end to the game, who hit a three-pointer for a new double-digit advantage (79:69, two minutes and 55 seconds before the end).

The first quarter was even, the teams alternated in the lead, but also made mistakes and were imprecise. In the second, the winner of the ABA Super Cup, after points from Kamenjaš and Drobnjak, reached plus seven for the first time (28:21), and then at the end of the first half, Dawkins played, who with two connected three-pointers gave the "students" their first double-digit advantage (46: 36).

At the beginning of the second half, both teams were more aggressive, Mirković scored on the counterattack for the aforementioned (50:38), and then there was a drop in the game of SC Derby, which lasted until the beginning of the fourth quarter, when Jakar's team repelled the rival and reached a new triumph.

Kenan Kamenjaš finished another game with a double-double - 18 points and 10 rebounds. Dawkins and Drežnjak each had 14 points, while Bogavac had 12 points.

At Mega, Topić was the most effective with 20 points. Plavšić and Janković were not in the team from Belgrade.

SC DERBY - MEGA 89:82 (17:17, 29:19, 13:24, 30:22)

Podgorica - SC "Morača". Spectators: 550. Judges: Igor Dragojević (Montenegro), Josip Radojković (Croatia) and Radoš Arsenijević (Serbia).

SC Derby: Bogavac 12, Pavlićević 2, Vučeljić, HADŽIBEGOVIĆ 9 (7-5), Baćović, Ivišić 6 (2-2), DAWKINS 14, Drobnjak 2, DREŽNJAK 14 (2-2), KAMENJAŠ 18, KAPUSTA 4 (2 -1), Mirkovic 8 (4-3).

Mega: Miljenović 6 (2-1), JELAVIĆ 14 (2-2), Marković 2, Kobzistij, Popović 3 (2-1), Milunović, Iljasolu 7 (1-1), ĐURIŠIĆ 14 (5-5), Kovačević 6, JOVIĆ 5 (2-2), TOPIĆ 20 (2-2), MALOVEC 5.

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