Sloboda U. – Mega BG 73-98
Mega BG looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mega BG made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was forward Luka Cerovina (200-2000, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 20 points and 7 assists. Russian forward Samson Ruzhentsev (201-2001, college: Florida, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Point guard Aleksandar Ilkic (185-1996) produced 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and center David Miladinovic (207-1997, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Sloboda U.: A.Ilkic 16+8reb+7ast, A.Ilic 15+4reb, D.Miladinovic 13+7reb+3ast, A.Cubic 11+2reb+1ast, N.Prijovic 7+2reb+1ast, B.Petar 4+2reb+2ast
Mega BG: L.Cerovina 20+4reb+7ast, B.Simanic 16+3reb, S.Ruzhentsev 11+9reb+2ast, A.Uskokovic 10+1reb+3ast, M.Mihailo 9+2reb+2ast, M.Rudan 8+2reb+1ast
Mladost ZE – Zlatibor 106-71
Mladost ZE dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Zlatibor’s 40. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Zlatibor’s players. Andrija Bojic (206-1993) scored 29 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Shane Gibson (188-1990, college: Sacred Heart) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Five Mladost ZE players scored in double figures. Point guard Tadija Tadic (194-1999, agency: Alti Sport) responded with 25 points and 9 assists and center Dimitrije Nikolic (212-1997) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Zlatibor: T.Tadic 25+3reb+9ast, D.Nikolic 13+8reb+2ast, F.Djuran 13+5reb, S.Adzic 9+8reb+1ast, L.Joksimovic 7+8reb+3ast, A.Cabrilo 4+5reb+2ast
Mladost ZE: A.Bojic 29+9reb+2ast, S.Gibson 19+5reb+6ast, O.Livingston II 18+2reb+5ast, N.Kovacevic 15+8reb+3ast, D.Milosavljevic 10+5reb+4ast, P.Zivojinovic 7+3reb+4ast
Vojvodina NS – Sloga KR 104-80
Vojvodina NS dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Sloga KR’s 50. They outrebounded Sloga KR 48-25 including a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Vojvodina NS players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Forward Nemanja Popovic (205-2001, agency: BeoBasket) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international Dusan Beslac (205-1998) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Five Vojvodina NS players scored in double figures. Even 31 points and 5 rebounds by guard Djordje Simeunovic (190-2002) did not help to save the game for Sloga KR. Guard Stevan Karapandzic (189-2001) added 11 points and 6 assists for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Sloga KR: S.Djordje 31+5reb, S.Karapandzic 11+2reb+6ast, N.Kostic 11+3reb+2ast, S.Matovic 7+6reb+2ast, L.Gasic 7+3reb+1ast, M.Pajovic 6+1reb+3ast
Vojvodina NS: N.Popovic 17+10reb+3ast, D.Beslac 16+5reb+2ast, N.Gacesa 14+5reb+4ast, K.Bjelica 14+3reb+5ast, P.Rakicevic 11+6reb+3ast, N.Neal 11+3reb+4ast
Dynamic VP – Borac CA 78-93
The game was mostly controlled by Borac CA. Dynamic VP managed to win third quarter 30-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Borac CA looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Aleksa Novakovic (200-1996, college: EIU) who scored 23 points. Argentinian point guard Lautaro Lopez (189-1999, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Borac CA players scored in double figures. Forward Dusan Radosavljevic (201-2001) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists and Mihailo Boskovic (-2002) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts.
Dynamic VP: N.Sulovic 15+7reb+4ast, R.Dusan 14+11reb+8ast, B.Mihailo 14+10reb+4ast, P.Uros 8+1reb+4ast, M.Glisic 8+7reb+1ast, M.Ilija 6+2reb
Borac CA: A.Novakovic 23+4reb, M.Pecarski 18+6reb+1ast, L.Lopez 17+5reb+5ast, I.Marinkovic 12+8reb, N.Todorovic 9+6reb, R.Djokovic 8+4reb+6ast