Ilirija got their first win after overtime thriller against Olomoucko

Ilirija got their first win after overtime thriller against Olomoucko

KK Nutrispoint Ilirija – BK REDSTONE Olomoucko 90:81 (20:16, 17:20, 20:20, 18:19 – 15:6)

Referees: Hordov, Mjeda, Šverko

Attendance: 200

Venue: Arena Stožice, Ljubljana

Scorers – Ilirija: Klobučar 19, Kmetič and Orel each 18, Pajić a Kruzynski each 15, Vončina 3, Daneu 2

Scorers – Olomoucko: Williams 31, Klepač 13, Moten 11, Knezević 9, Heinzl 6, Feštr and Welsch each 4, Halada 3

Post-game quotes:

Stipe Modrić, coach of Ilirija: “Well-deserved win from my guys. From the first minute to the last, we played as I wished. With a lot of energy, and in the end, this is what brought us the win.”

Jaka Klobučar, player of Ilirija: “It was a tough game. Olmoucko is a very tough team with good players. The whole game we were tight, no team took too big of a lead. I have to say that today we showed our true character and every player that stepped on the floor put his piece into this deserved win.”

Tihomir Bujan, coach of Olomoucko: “We missed some good opportunities during the regular game. In overtime, they scored some tough shots, but we missed our shots. We were fighting, but in the end, we were too tired. We had a long trip here, 3 days ago, we had a tough game in the Czech league, so it was a really tough game for us. We did our best, but today Ilirija was a bit better and I want to congratulate them.”

Jonathan Williams, player of Olomoucko: “We know how Ilirija is playing, we give them credit, they are a good team, they made some tough shots and they just kept fighting. It was neck-to-neck the whole game. But they were the better team in overtime.”