25.04.2009 · 00:00
A New Win for 'The Black & Whites'
Current Serbian and NLB Champions BC Partizan did not have much trouble in Valjevo in the 5th round of Serbian Swisslion Superleague beating Metalac 50:76 (15:26, 18:18, 6:13, 11:19). Black and Whites had a great openinig of the game in Valjevo prooving the calling of the favourites snatching a double digit lead at the end of the 1st period 15:26. The second quarter was marked by a lot faster and tougher game from both sides when Metalac found a way to cut the lead by an instant 11:2 run. Yet, the black and whites woke up and raised the lead to acceptable 33:43 for the half time break. B&W guys stopped Valjevo guys by halt in the third quarter allowing them just 6 points. Further on, a 10:0 run in the 4th quarter was more than enough to enjoyable draw the game to an end and score the fifth win out of five games in Superleague.”This was a good basketball show that enabled all basketball fans moments of joy, especially to those who are Partizan fans. Hall was packing to to the last seat. Metalac is a good team, and they've made a lot of progress through out this season. They surprised us a lot in the game in Pionir a week ago when we won by 20 and we were not that better. The playing difference was not large but they warned us to prepare better for this game. My players offered a good display of basketball tonight and I believe all the people who love basketball really enjoyed.Congratulations to Metalac for fair play and for results they have made in this season I reckon that if they make a third of this progress in the next season they will be on the road to become a serious basketball center as they once were.We now turn to the next matches. We know that we are playing against Hemofarm in the semi-finals and are focus has already been set to those matches. ”, said Partizan Head Coach Duško Vujošević post match. Metalac – Partizan 50:76 (15:26, 18:18, 6:13, 11:19) Metalac: Tanasković, Đukanović, Teodosić 7, Ljubojević 2, Bolić 4, Freeman 3, Atanacković 9, Marojević R. 13, Marojević D., Mićević 9, Birčević, Gagović 3. Partizan: Tepić 4, Milošević, Rašić 15, Tripković 17, Veličković 9, Lasme 8, Aleksić, Vitkovac 6, Božić 5, Rakočević 8, Vesely 2, Vraneš 2.