07.10.2008 · 00:00
Partizan beats Helios
In the 2nd round of NLB league in “Pionir”, Partizan has beaten Helios Domžale 81:65. The game started with relative equilibrium but, Partizan ended the 1st quarter with 20:12 lead which indicated the final score. With tough defense and high percentage offense, Partizan reached a double digit lead. Three point shooting by Lasme and Tepic’s excellent offensive game built the lead of the reigning champion up to 23 points, 53:30. The visitors put in the effort and were able to cut the lead with a few buzzer beaters. Partizan was able to hold off the visitor’s charge and maintain the lead, the final score 81:65 (20:12, 22:13, 18:21, 21:19). At the press conference, Partizan’s coach Duško Vujoševic said: “it’s not right to compare, but I believe that Helios has a team that is a class ahead of Krka. The fact that we have won this game easier than the last definitely states that we have made progress in understanding each other as a team, getting in shape and the quality of our game. We’ve allowed them to score after using up a lot of time on attacks and also on some three point buzzer beaters. We haven’t been in control of rebounding, we have to run faster and try to get as many fast breaks as we can. Still, this is a significant step forward in comparison to our last game. We shall be ready for the game with Hemofarm, so that we can be a worthy adversary on their court.” Partizan: Lucic, Tepic 12, Miloševic 11, Rašic 6, Velickovic 11, Lasme 17, Aleksic, Vitkovac 13, Božic 3, Rakocevic 7, Vesely, Vraneš 1. Helios Domžale: Zalokar, Tratnik, Petrovic 13, Zagorc 6, Žerak 5, Mocnik 2, Lashkevich 9, Zagorac 8, Jacobson 10, Snow 12.