Newcomer from Kolín again successful

Newcomer from Kolín again successful

BC DepoLink Škrljevo – BC GEOSAN Kolín 73:84 (14:26, 22:27, 19:13, 18:18)

Referees: Grbić, Lapanović, Oprčkal (all Slovenia)

Attendance: 200

Venue: Sportska dvorana Mavrinci

Scorers – Škrljevo: Obukwelu 17, Jelić 14, Rajčić and Ramme each 12, Svoboda 5, Čošić 2, Antunović 11, Bešić, Bart, Smojver, Butorac and Rajković 0

Scorers – Kolín: Petráš 21, Mareš 18, Lošonský 15, Novotný 8, Číž and Šiška each 7, Dlugoš and Novák each 3, Jelínek 2, Merta 0

At the end of the first ten minutes, Kolín has an advantage of plus twelve – 26:14 after five players of the Czech team were among the scorers. Škrljevo players made few turnovers which made easy points for Czech team. In the continuation, the guests maintained their advantage, and at the end of twenty minutes they had a plus 17 with a score of 53:36.

At the start of the third quarter, Škrljevo played much better, but although the Greens came to minus five in the 28th minute, 53:58, the guests went into the break with a 66:55 advantage. For the last ten minutes, the visitors maintained their advantage, not allowing the Greens to get close and bringing the game to an uncertain end.

Post-game quotes:

Damir Rajković, head coach of Škrljevo: “At the very beginning, the Kolín team was better and had a 10-point lead. In the first half, they came to about 16 points and we were unable to fight back. We were not aggressive enough in the first half, while we entered the second half more motivated and aggressive. We came close with a few points difference, but experience decided the game. They made the series of 5:0 and won the game.”

Sandro Antunović, player of Škrljevo: “The game had a lot of mistakes. The Kolín team is much more experienced than us. We weren’t aggressive enough and as younger players we didn’t show ourselves in the best sense. In the end, experience decided who was the winner. Maybe if we had a better shot, the result might have been different, but unfortunately it wasn’t like that.”