Wright and Ferrell elusive for "college": Future to win from the title

"Blues" celebrated in the second match of the final against SC Derby

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Photo: KK Budućnost Voli
Photo: KK Budućnost Voli
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One more step to defending the title - so many basketball players separate Buducnost Volija from the first and only trophy of the season.

The "Blues" defeated SC Derby in the second match of the final series of the Montenegrin championship, now as formal guests in an almost empty "Morača" (90:82), and they have their first chance for the title on Sunday from 18 p.m.

SC Derby was in the lead for almost 30 minutes, and had plus 11 in the second quarter, but from the middle of the third period, it could be sensed that Andrej Žakelj's team took control, led by the elusive McKinley Wright.

Future turned around at the end of the 3rd quarter, before entering the last quarter it was 74:74 and then the "students" practically shut down offensively.

The key was the 8:0 run in which Budućnost took the lead 82:76, and Dejan Jakara's team was more than four minutes without a basket in that period - David Mirković scored from the free throw line for 76:74, and the first points after that were recorded by Tomislav Ivišić when he hit outside the line 6,75 and reduced to minus three (82:79).

Derby missed the last chance to get back into the game with 71 seconds left when Ivišić missed a three-point shot with the score 86:82. Already in the next attack, Jogi Ferrell was safe from the "penalty" and it turned out that the question of the winner was solved.

This is how Buducnost celebrated for the second time in just three days against the team that "took" the Cup trophy from it this season, defeated it in the ABA League, and before that in the Super Cup of the regional competition...

Wright finished the match with 28 points, Ferrell scored 19, Andrija Slavković 13, and Aleksa Ilic and Petar Minic scored nine each (5-3 triples).

Ivišić was the best in the Derby with 25, only Mateo Drežnjak (13) and Nikola Pavlićević (11) had a double-digit performance.

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