Ilirija finished their AAC campaign with a win

Ilirija finished their AAC campaign with a win

KK Ilirija – BK REDSTONE Olomoucko 86:71 (21:15, 21:23, 19:16, 25:17)

Scorers – Ilirija: Orel 16, Ferme and Mulalić each 14, Barišić 11, Klobučar 9, Mikuš and Kures each 8, Padjen and Strnad each 3, Nosakhare 0

Scorers – Olomoucko: Townsend and McBrayer each 15, Bailey 11, Klepač 10, Vogt 7, Feštr and Grmolenský each 5, Žák 3

An aggressive start from Ilirija and a good answer in defense by the opponent. Great comeback from Olomoucko who caught up and led by two points, but Ilirija made the biggest scoring round leading plus seven. The third quarter started well for the Olomuocko with an 8:0 scoring run, but Ilirija secured the lead to start the fourth quarter comfortably. lirija kept the lead from the third quarter and gained the biggest lead +17 points. This was a great opportunity for the younger and less experienced players.

Post-game quotes:

Stipe Modrić, coach of Ilirija: “Considering the result had no impact on future events in the Alpe Adria Cup, I think the game was a great practice for us. There is a lot to improve in our game, but we are focused on our next games since we are already playing on Friday.”

Anej Orel, player of Ilirija: “We are happy to close the Alpe Adria Cup season with a win. Congratulations to the opponent, we wish them good luck in the Final Four.”

Andrew Jay Hipsher, coach of Olomoucko: “It was a competitive game, I think the differential was the three-line, I think Ilirija made 15 threes. I am proud of our guys for having advanced to the Final Four. It was a tough match, so congrats to Ilirija.”

Jase Townsend, player of Olomoucko: “I think it was a good game, we fought back, we had some of our younger guys fighting as well and I think they did a great job. Overall, it was a good game. Our opponent came to compete, and they did a good job.”