KK Rogaška – ece bulls Kapfenberg 87:69 (20-16, 26-16, 14-15, 27-22)
Referees: Sašo Petek (SLO), Damjan Gajšek (SLO), Andrej Pur (SLO).
Venue: Rogaska Slatina
Rogaška: Ferme 23, Šakotić 17, Grušovnik 17, Drobnjak 13, Djuranović 10, Fon 3, Šantelj 2, Johns 2.
Kapfenberg: Baptiste 15, Schrittwieser 13, Krämer 10, Jamar 9, Stegnjaić 7, Coffin 7, Vujošević 5, Woschank 3.
Rogaška registered important win in second quarterfinal game of Sixt Alpe Adria Cup, defeating visiting Kapfenberg 87-69 at Sports hall Rogaška Slatina on Tuesday. With the win, Rogaška ensures a spot in the semifinals.
Bulls had a strong start with lay up and triple by Baptiste. Another 3 points jump shot by Jamar made Rogaška call timeout at 3-8. A triple and a layup by Grušovnik fixed the score at 8-8. Ferme and Fon fueled a 15-0 Rogaška run. Rogaška took control early in the second quarter and the teams went into halftime with Rogaška leading 46-32.
Djuranović drained a layup to extend the difference to 60-41. Vujošević made a free throw to put 60-47 on the scoreboard after three quarters. A powerful start of final quarter was the key. Ferme found Drobnjak for an easy basket, struck from downtown and fed Šakotić for another triple that sealed the outcome, 68-47, with over eight minutes left. Bulls kept trying (78-66), but Rogaška was simply too strong.
Captain Ferme impressed again with a game-high 23 points. Šakotić played the best game in Rogaška jersey, combining 17 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists, while Grušovnik added 17 points too.
Carl Baptiste paced the away team with posting 15 points and 12 rebounds and Tobias Schrittwieser scoring 13.
Damjan Novaković, coach Rogaška: „After the defeat in the first match we are very pleased rankings in the semi-finals. Last three weeks we have had many problems with injuries and illness. Congratulations to my players for the win and we want to say thanks to all fans for supporting us.”
Michael Schrittwieser, coach Kapfenberg: »Rogaška played very strong in defense and we could not find the right answer and this is why Rogaška win tonight. We had our chances but we could not use them.”