2018-19 BELGRADEFinalsRound 1
February 24, 2019 CET: 14:00
Local time: 14:00 ZELEZNIK HALL
Deni Radak - U18 Spars Sarajevo - ANGT Belgrade 2019 (photo Dragoslav Zarkovic) - JT18

Spars wins thriller with Venice for fifth place

U18 Spars Sarajevo locked up fifth place at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament Belgrade by winning an 81-83 thriller over U18 Umana Reyer Venice. Deni Radak collected 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists to lead Spars while Djordje Topolovic posted 20 points and 9 rebounds and Nikola Micic added 17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and the game-saving block at the buzzer. Nicola Berdini paced Venice with 25 points, while Leonardo Biancotto had 19 points and Davide Casarin chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 steals in the loss.

Topolovic had 5 points as Spars stayed close early at 10-5. But Biancotto knocked down 3 three-pointers in scoring 11 points as Venice pushed the lead to 27-15. It was 29-17 after 10 minutes. Venice failed to score in the first 3 minutes of the second quarter and Harun Huseinspahic completed a three-point play and Haris Dedajic nailed a three-pointer to help Spars even the game 29-29 with a 0-12 run. Giovanni Bellato hit a triple at the other end to make it 36-32. Aleksandar Bulatovic and Radak both had and-ones to give Spars its first lead at 36-38. The lead switched hands three times and Berdini scored Venice’s final 6 points for a 45-43 lead at the break. Luca Possamai’s two baskets started the scoring in the second half for a 49-43 lead. Spars responded with an 0-8 run for the first of seven lead changes with Radak scoring the final 3 points of the third quarter to lead 61-63 after 30 minutes. Berdini and Casarin both hit three-pointers to put Venice back ahead and Possamai put the Italian side up 73-69. Micic and Bulatovic connected from long range as Spars regained control at 75-80. Berdini countered with 2 free throws and a four-point play to put Venice back ahead 81-80 with 49 seconds left. Spars secured the final lead change through Nino Herenda’s three-pointer with 18 seconds to play and Micic sealed the win by blocking Casarin's potential game-winning three-point attempt at the buzzer.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
David Hein, EuroLeague.net
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Referees: 1 Neutral Referee ANGT ; 2 Neutral Referee ANGT; 3 Neutral Referee ANGT
Attendance: 100 (Tentative)
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U18 UMANA REYER VENICE30151620
U18 SPARS SARAJEVO17262020
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U18 UMANA REYER VENICE30456181
U18 SPARS SARAJEVO17436383
U18 UMANA REYER VENICE
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 CANDOTTO, GIULIO 25:54 2 0/6   2/2   2 2 1   1     3 1 -4
13 MININCLERI, ALVISE 9:46     0/1     2 2     1          
14 CASARIN, DAVIDE 33:26 12 1/13 2/9 4/4   6 6 8 7 2   1 4 8 15
28 MAFOLINO, ANDREA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
36 BERDINI, NICOLA 28:03 25 4/9 3/5 8/10 1   1 2 3 2   1 2 6 23
48 BIANCOTTO, LEONARDO 31:46 19 3/4 4/8 1/1 3 3 6 4 2 2     3 2 23
54 BELLATO, GIOVANNI 30:03 9 4/5   1/2   1 1 1 1       2 1 9
55 POSSAMAI, LUCA 16:32 10 5/8     4 5 9   2 1 2   4   15
57 KOVACS, AKOS BENCE 8:53     0/1     2 2           3   -2
59 JAKIMOVSKI, ANDREJ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
61 CRAVERO, FRANCESCO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
66 KISS, DAVID 15:37 4 2/4     1 1 2       2   5   1
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 81 19/49 9/24 16/19 9 25 34 16 15 9 4 2 26 18 83
        38.8% 37.5% 84.2%
Head coach: BUFFO, ALBERTO
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 SPARS SARAJEVO
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 BULATOVIC, ALEKSANDAR 16:20 5 2/4 0/1 1/1   4 4   2 4 1 1 3 1 2
4 DEDAJIC, HARIS 25:58 5 0/2 1/3 2/2   3 3 5   6   1 2 1 1
5 ELEZ, DUSAN 9:40 2 1/3       1 1   1 2     3 1 -2
7 PILAV, OMAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 HERENDA, NINO 25:53 7 2/9 1/2   1 1 2 4         1   4
9 BAJROVIC, BAKIR 4:43         1   1               1
10 MALESEVIC, ZERIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 RADAK, DENI 37:44 21 6/11 1/2 6/8 3 5 8 3   4   1 1 5 23
12 HUSEINSPAHIC, HARUN 14:29 3 1/3   1/1   1 1 1   1   1 4 1 -2
13 MICIC, NIKOLA 25:13 17 4/5 3/5 0/2 2 6 8 3   2 1   2 5 25
14 VIDOVIC, VALENTIN 7:11 3 1/1   1/2   3 3 1   2     1 1 4
15 TOPOLOVIC, DJORDJE 32:49 20 5/9   10/16 3 6 9 2         1 11 31
Team           2 5 7               7
Totals 200:00 83 22/47 6/13 21/32 12 35 47 19 3 21 2 4 18 26 94
        46.8% 46.2% 65.6%
Head coach: KECMAN, SLOBODAN
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