Šibenka victorious again, has a chance to advance from Group B

Šibenka victorious again, has a chance to advance from Group B

GKK Šibenka- Nutrisport Ilirija 92:77 (28:18, 27:25, 22:14, 15:20)

Referees: Goran Šljivić, Miloš Štokić, Filip Ivanković

Attendance: 200.

Venue: Dvorana Baldekin

Scorers – Šibenka: Paić 22, Skorić 18, Jambrović and Kakar each 11, Howard 9, Klarin 8, Brocić 3, Pleadin, Antić and Šarić each 2, Škugor 0

Scorers – Ilirija: Kmetić and Orel each 17, Klobučar 14, Mikuš 8, Filipić and Daneu each 6, Pdajen 5, Kruzynski 4, Pajić 0

Šibenka were convincing from the first minute against Stipe Modrić’s team and won with a score of 92:77. Šibenik now has three wins and two lost games, which puts them on the verge of qualifying for the second round. After the first quarter, Šibenka had 28:18 advantage with the help of the fans, while the score was 55:43 at halftime. During the third quarter, Milačić’s team, with captain Paić in a great mood, played well, so the third quarter ended 77:57. Šibenka calmly brought the match to an end when young players Dominik Škugor and Petar Šarić got their chance.

Post-game quotes:

Damir Milačić, coach of Šibenka: “I am happy about the victory and in general about the situation we are in the Alpe Adria Cup because we still have a chance to go further, which was a secret goal. Ilirija is a very young team that plays both on minus and plus fifteen, so you can’t relax at all. The goal was, given that we are playing a match against Split on Friday, that if we could at all reduce the playing time for the players, so that they don’t get too tired because on friday will be our third game in six days. We managed to do it and we will try our best in this one to prepare for the day, which is too little for an ABA league player, but we will try to do everything to complicate the match for Split.”

Pavao Paić, player of Šibenka: “At first it looks like it was an easy victory, but we were afraid of this match because we had a lot of matches lined up, three days ago we played a very difficult match both physically and mentally. From the first minute we were maximally prepared and calmly brought this game to an end and now we turn to Split, the game that awaits us on friday.”

Stipe Modrić, coach of Ilirija: “Šibenka deserved a victory, from the first minute to the last they led and got us into their rhythm. Our rotation was short, my young guys didn’t react very well, so in the end we did well. I hope we have learned something from this and once again congratulations to Šibenka.”

Primož Kmetič, player of Ilirija: “We had a shortened rotation and that’s why it was a little more difficult. There were some mistakes throughout the game, but I think we played well in this game.”