21.02.2009 · 00:00
'The Black and Whites' back to back cup winners!
BC Partizan won the second cup title in a row and the 10th cup trophy in the clubs history beating BC Red Star 80:65 (21:19, 25:13, 15:17, 19:16) in the Radivoj Korac Cup final in Nis!. BC Partizan played outrageously in the second quarter of the match and everyone in 'Cair' knew who was to eat all the pies tonight as 'the black and whites' had a 14 point lead at the half. Both teams showered from downtown in the first quarter scoring 4 times from outside three-point line each. But Tripković's three with the sound determined the 1st quarter winners 21:19. BC Partizan players grabbed each and every rebound in the second quarter snatching 7 offensive rebounds. The 'black and white' guys poured 4 threes in a row and smashed the rival for 14 points lead at the half (46:32). BC Red Star showed their maximum efforts at the second half opener and they managed to connect to the game again and trail by five points. However, Jan Vesely clutches a hard shot with the foul to completely turn the game other way and send the opponent the wrong direction. The Black and Whites had marvelous result ahead of the final quarter 61:49. Novica Veličković opened the fourth quarter in his style, 3 points in the face and the back to back Radivoj Korać Cup title became evident. Regardless to the fact that Lorens Roberts did not play in this match, we proved that we are much better team to Red Star. We were better since the very beginning of the match, except a several minutes period in the 3rd quarter when we got a bit lost due to their agressive defense.", said Duško Vujošević BC Partizan head coach, after the match. "Every player from my team deserves congratulations and credits for this victory and plays during the whole tournament as we deservedly won the cup and proved to be the best team in Serbia. Thanks to the Fans for the tremendous support in these three matches and we promise to do our best in difficult matches to come. The show goes on.", said Novica Veličković, The MVP of the Radivoj Korać Cup final tournament. The Radivoj Korać Cup trophy was presented to Partizan team captain Petar Božić by legendary Vlade Divac. Novica Veličković is the MVP of the tournament and he got his MVP trophy from Dusan Ivkovic, National team head coach. BC Partizan: Tepić 9, Milošević 2, Rašić 9, Tripković 17, Veličković 18, Lasme 3, Aleksić, Vitkovac 1, Božić 5, Rakočević 6 Vesely 10, Vraneš. BC Red Star: Kešelj 9, Kikanović 2, Kovač 5, Radosavljević, Stević 8, Dragićević 14, Milošević 3, Owens 15, Šepa, Štimac 2, Bakić 2, Bjelica 5.