Dubrava never stops surprising, winning 4 games in a row

Dubrava never stops surprising, winning 4 games in a row

KK Dubrava – Ilirija 91:72 (26:17, 17:20, 27:14, 21:21)

Attendance: 300

Scorers – Dubrava: Vidović 21, Paponja 13, Kuzmanović 11, Karahodžić and Vragović each 8, Ročak and Matic each 7, Kalajžić 6, Kos and Jurić each 4, Rajaofera 2, Rimac 0

Scorers – Ilirija: Orel 18, Kureš 13, Mikuš 12, Klobučar 10, Arslanagić 8, Padjen 5, A.Gustin, Strnad and E.Gutin each 2, Gorišek and Macura 0

Dubrava took a 66:49 advantage in the third quarter after two three-pointers by Dario Kuzmanović and a basket by Mateo Vidović. The guests, who played without several standard players, had no solution for the moody home attack led by Vidović (4 three-pointers) and Paponja and Kuzmanović with three each.

Post-game quotes:

Jeronimo Šarin, coach of Dubrava: “We won the game and still remained in the game for the Final Four. We know that victories will lead us to the tournament, and we have a great desire to win it. I’m glad that we managed to divide the minutes so that they could get all the players for the next game. Congratulations to Ilirija on the match, and I wish them the best of luck in the rest of the season.”

Dario Kuzmanović, player of Dubrava: “At the beginning of the third quarter, we played a much better defense, and with a few hit shots, we took a big advantage, which allowed us to give the young players a chance as well. We are still going strong in this competition, and we believe that we can reach the Final Four.”

Stipe Modrić, coach of Ilirija“We came without several more experienced players, so we also made those mistakes that young players make. Dubrava, as a slightly more experienced team, deservedly won.”

Jaka Klobučar, player of Ilirija: “We were missing a few players, but that is no excuse for losing this game. We fell in the second half, where the lack of players was felt, and Dubrava played very well and deservedly won.”