2018-19 BELGRADEQualifierRound 1
February 22, 2019 CET: 10:00
Local time: 10:00 ZELEZNIK HALL
Vukasin Masic - U18 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - ANGT Belgrade 2019 (photo Dragoslav Zarkovic - Zvezda) - JT18

Zvezda sweat out opening win over Olympiacos

Host side U18 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade nearly blew a 23-point lead but started the quest to clinch its ninth straight Adidas Next Generation Tournament Belgrade victory with a 99-87 win over U18 Olympiacos Piraeus. Vukasin Masic led the way with 29 points on 5/5 three-point shooting and 5 assists for the 2014 continental champion Zvezda, which saw Olympiacos cut a 23-point late third quarter advantage to 4 points but extended its ANGT Belgrade winning streak to 36 games dating back to 2011. Lazar Zivanovic added 21 points while Nemanja Popovic collected 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks and Bojan Tomasevic chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds in the Group A win. Andreas Tsoumanis paced Olympiacos with 28 points, Aleksej Pokusevski had 20 points and 8 rebounds and Panagiotis Oikonomou scored 16 points.

Pokusevski scored the first 5 points of the game for Olympiacos and Zvezda did not get on the scoreboard in the first 2 minutes. A second Pokusevski three-pointer had the Greek side up 12-13 before Masic came off the bench to spark Zvezda to a 10-2 run to go up 21-14 and the hosts were up 27-20 after 10 minutes. A Tomasevic three-ball to start the second quarter put the lead into double digits and back-to-back trey from Masic and Stevan Karapandzic increased the lead to 40-24. The Zvezda reserves kept the foot on the gas with Zivanovic picking up 5 points in an 11-6 spurt to move ahead 51-33 and the score was 53-37 at the break. Olympiacos scored the first four points of the second half to trim the gap to 12 points but Masic answered with 2 three-pointers in a 17-6 Zvezda run to go ahead 70-47. Olympiacos managed eight straight points but still trailed 78-59 after 30 minutes. Olympiacos stormed back into the game with Pokusevski and Tsoumanis combining for 18 points in a 4-20 run to make the Zvezda faithful nervous at 83-79 with 4 minutes left. But Karapandzic and Zivanovic hit three-pointers at the other end as the lead was back to 10 points 95-85 with 1 minute to play and Zvezda grabbed the win.

Friday, February 22, 2019
David Hein, EuroLeague.net
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Referees: 1 Neutral Referee ANGT ; 2 Neutral Referee ANGT; 3 Neutral Referee ANGT
Attendance: 150 (Tentative)
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U18 CRVENA ZVEZDA mts BELGRADE27537899
U18 OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS20375987
U18 CRVENA ZVEZDA mts BELGRADE
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 USKOKOVIC, KOSTA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 PAVICEVIC, MARKO 18:23 5 2/4 0/1 1/2   4 4 2     3   3 2 9
6 KARAPANDZIC, STEVAN 28:15 9   2/4 3/4   5 5 3   2     4 3 11
7 POPOVIC, NEMANJA 27:45 18 6/11 1/1 3/4 4 3 7 4 1 1 3 1 3 3 25
8 MANOJLOVIC, NIKOLA 11:34     0/1   2   2     3     2 1 -3
9 RADOSAVLJEVIC, DUSAN 2:14                              
10 VASIC, LAZAR 29:04 3 1/1 0/3 1/1   4 4 5 2           11
11 MASIC, VUKASIN 22:41 29 6/6 5/5 2/2   2 2 6   2     2 2 35
12 KOLARIC, DARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 TOMASEVIC, BOJAN 31:51 14 4/11 1/5 3/4 4 5 9 1 2 3 2 1 2 4 14
14 DIMITRIJEVIC, NIKOLA 1:58                              
15 ZIVANOVIC, LAZAR 26:15 21 7/8 2/6 1/2 1 1 2 2   1     1 2 19
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 99 26/41 11/26 14/19 12 25 37 23 5 12 8 2 17 17 123
        63.4% 42.3% 73.7%
Head coach: DERIC, BOJAN
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
U18 OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MORAITIS, ILIAS 14:42 4 2/2 0/2     2 2 2         3   3
5 STAMATIOU, DIMITRIOS 1:58                              
6 KOLOVEROS, IOSIF 33:33 12 4/9 0/2 4/4   2 2 7 2 3   1 3 7 16
7 TSOUMANIS, ANDREAS 38:02 28 12/22 1/5 1/2 4 1 5 1 3     3 2 5 22
8 OIKONOMOU, PANAGIOTIS 33:01 16 2/4 2/3 6/6   2 2 3 2 1   1 2 5 21
9 OIKONOMOPOULOS, SOTIRIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 POKUSEVSKI, ALEKSEJ 35:18 20 4/9 4/8   2 6 8 1 3 2 2   3   20
11 DRITSAS, GEORGIOS 3:26 3   1/1         2             5
12 MANTAKAS, VASILEIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 TSOLAKIS, NIKOLAOS 11:12                         2   -2
14 ZEVGARAS, THOMAS 28:48 4 2/7     1 6 7 1 2 2   3 3   1
15 AFTIAS, NIKOLAOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 1 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 87 26/53 8/21 11/12 10 20 30 17 12 9 2 8 18 17 89
        49.1% 38.1% 91.7%
Head coach: TSALDARIS, DIMITRIOS
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