Mornar's dream season continues with the European stage. The basketball players from Bar are in the quarter-finals of the FIBA Eurocup with a brilliant victory over Ostende in the eighth-finals rematch (90:63), reports Vijesti on March 14, 2018.
"The sailors” compensated for the defeat in the first match (84:71) with an unforgettable game and an extraordinary shooting night without a starting center and one of their best players Uroš Luković.
Nemanja Vranješ led the shooters with 29 points and eight three-pointers on 11 attempts. 24 were scored by Derek Nidam (5/8 three-pointers), and the domestic basketball players scored 16 shots for three points out of 29 attempts.
Vukota Pavić also shined with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
In the quarter-finals, Mornar will play against the Dutch Donar from Groningen.
As coach Mihailo Pavićević announced, his players started with the pressure from the first second and in the second quarter reached the desired 14 points difference (34:20) - and with Vranješ scoring a three-pointer it went to plus 16, but the result at halftime was 43:33.
At that time, the points of Derek Nidam and Brendis Reilly-Ross were missing. In the first part, Nidam scored only one, while his countryman not a single one.
In the third quarter, however, we saw the Nidam show. The American with a Montenegrin passport scored 19 points in 10 minutes, helping the players from Bar win that period with 30:16. They entered the final quarter with a big 73:51 lead. The quarter-finals were in their hands.
Where they stopped in third, Mornar basketball players continued in the fourth quarter to quickly reach a 30 point advantage. A convincing triumph announced duels with Red Star in the semi-finals of the ABA League play-off.
This article was translated from an article by A.R. on Vijesti.me: Mornar European fairy tale: Showtime in Topolica for the quarterfinals