Mornar, with a six-point difference, travels to the quarterfinals of the FIBA Eurocup, thanks to the victory in "Topolica" against the Dutch Donar (73:67). They were able to win by more significant point difference, but they did not make good use of the last attack, as Nemanja Vranješ missed the shot for three points from a long distance, reports Vijesti on March 21, 2018.
The team from Bar had a 10-point advantage in the first quarter, 28 seconds before the end when Brendis Reilly-Ros scored for 28:18. With Vukota Pavić's three-pointer, Mornar reached the maximum advantage they had in the whole match, 6 minutes and 40 seconds before the end of the second quarter (29:18), but by the end of the game, they did not have a double-digit difference.
With the 13:0 series, Donar turned three and a half minutes before the end of the quarter to 31:29, and 50 seconds before the half-time they had plus five (37:32). Mornar reduced the gap to two points until the halftime, while in the third, the home team managed to equalize for 52:52.
Both teams switched leads in the last three minutes, and then Mornar, with a series of 8:0 three and a half minutes before the end, reached the advantage of 68:60. They had an eight-point advantage one minute and 23 seconds before the end when it was 73:65. With that result, Mornar had an attack, but Reilly-Ross did not succeed to score after the breakthrough, and it was Brandyn Curry to help bring the final result from penalties.
Derek Nidam led the home team to the victory with 20 points, Strahinja Mićović scored 12, while Nemanja Vranješ and Radoje Vujošević finished with 10 points.
Drago Pašalić was the best in the Dutch team with 15 points.
The rematch will be played on March 28th in Groningen.
Mornar - Donar 73:67 (18:10, 19:30, 15:12, 21:15)
Bar - Hall: "Topolica". Spectators: 400. Referees: Ciulin (Romania), Kovalovskis (Latvia), Zashchuk (Ukraine).
Mornar: Pavićević, Ćalić, Mićović 12, Nidam 20 (2-2), Mijović, Pavić 9, Vujošević 10 (3-2), Mugoša 3 (2-1), Reilly-Ross 9 (4-3), Vranješ 10 (5-5), Bakić.
Donar: Candyman 4 (2-2), Gipson 5, Kupmans, Duriso 7, Koenis 8 (8-3), Mast, Curry 7 (2-2), Hoeve, Burges 11, Bruinsma 4 (2-2), Pašalić 15 (2-1), Slagter 6 (1-1).
This article was translated from an article by S.J. on Vijesti.me: Mornar goes to Holland with plus six