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02.05.2009 · 00:00

Black and Whites Sweep the Road from Vršac

Partizan players stole a road win against Hemofarm in Vršac in the second round of Serbian Swisslion SuperLeague Play-off series in 'Millenium Hall'. The score was 73:79 and BC Partizan leads the series 2-0. The hosts opened the game in style and after a brilliant show from National team member Marjanović got an initial lead of 7:2. The score changed mentality of Partizan players and after several quality plays on defense the 1st quarter score is 14:16 for the black and white guys.The second quarter was marked by a real tug of war between two teams. However, the pulling force was on Hemofarm side as they scored 5 baskets more and deservedly got their lead for the break (36:35). Hemofarm players opened the second half similar to the first and after several minutes the score was (45:40). Nevertheless, Partizan would not have been the reigning champions if they did not know how to answer to the riddle. 'The Black and White Steam Runner' thundered a 14:0 run and took the game back by 54:45. Captain Božić mastered the three point line with 4 out of 4 to crown the fantastic defensive plays from his teammates. However, 'The Pharmacists' managed to cut the lead to 6 points margin for the final quarter(53:59). Partizan controlled the score in the first half of the final quarter but Hemofarm somehow staggered the equal score after incredible three point shots from Božović. The score was 66:66 and the game got out of controll when 'The Pharmacists' broke the score and got their lead back (69:68). The wake up call for the black and whites caused by instant shock was enough for them to rise and shine when Tripković smacked a double-triple show and foul basket to set the final score at 73:79. The third match in the play-off series between Partizan and Hemofarm is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, in 'Hala Pionir'.”We have won a very important game tonight. We managed to overcome the shortage of a player in rotation under the hoop for the fact that Rakocevic is sidelined. Hemofarm still feel dizzy from the game in Belgrade and the only one player who was the real spotlight in their team was Marjanovic who also demonstrated a great potential. Generally, we lacked a player in mood for this game, especially on offense as we had just 6 offensive rebounds which hardened the winning path for us in such a match against a very good team. They've had a desire for revenge and they've got well together after the Belgrade defeat. It was a good game tonight, and now, we will try to finish the series by 3:0”, said Partizan Head Coach Duško Vujošević” post - game in Vrsac. Hemofarm Štada - Partizan 73:79 (14:16, 22:19, 17:24, 20:20) Hemofarm Štada: Pavković 7, Despotović , Joksimović 15, Božović 9, Marković 2, Savović 2, Krstović 14, Mačvan 7, Petrović , Borisov 4, Marjanović 11, Bader 2. Partizan: Tepić 8, Riznić , Milošević , Rašić 6, Tripković 17, Veličković 4, Lasme 10, Aleksić , Vitkovac , Božić 15, Vesely 12, Vraneš 7.