20.03.2021 · 18:16
Partizan better than Mornar
The black and whites defeated the team from Bar in the "Ranko Zeravica" sports hall with 83:75 (18:16, 24:20, 20:20, 21:19) within the 22nd round of the league.
Partizan NIS took revenge on Mornar for the defeat from the first part of the season, as they celebrated against the team from Bar with 83:75 in the sports hall "Ranko Zeravica". The black and whites had a result advantage in most of the match, so in the end they deservedly won in one of the derbies of the 22nd round of the regional championship. The first quarter was even, the teams took turns in the lead several times, so that Steamroller still had the advantage after ten minutes of play (18:16). In the second half, the guests from Bar reached a turning point again, but Partizan NIS returned with a good game at the end of the first half and increased the advantage to +6.
In the continuation of the match, the black and whites controlled the result all the time and did not lose the advantage, which became double-digit at the beginning of the last section. The guests tried to return to the game in the last few minutes of the match, but Steamroller repulsed the Mornar attack and reached the first victory under the leadership of coach Aleksandar Matović. In the end, the guests managed to get to a single-digit gap, but the advantage of Partizan and the triumph from the final 83:75 were out of the question.
At the press conference held after the game, the coach of the black and whites, Aleksandar Matovic, stated:
"As I said in the match announcement, we expected a difficult match, a game in which there will be a lot of contact and in which every jump will mean. We played as we agreed, with a lot of wish and fighting spirit. We respected some things we were preparing for this game, I think the players deserved this victory. Every victory in the next four matches is gold worth. We have the pressure to achieve results, because we are still in a zone that does not provide for playing the ABA league next season, and in addition that is why we represent a trophy club, so the pressure is getting bigger and bigger ", said Matovic.
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