2014-15U18 BelgradeRound 2
February 28, 2015 CET: 13:00
Local time: 13:00 HALA BASKETLAND
Dorde Dimitrijevic - U18 Zemun Belgrade - ANGT Belgrade 2015 - JT14  (photo Dragosla Zarkovic)

Dimitrijevic, Cirkovic lead Zemun into semis

Zemun Belgrade became the final team to book a spot in the semi-finals of the ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT qualifier in Belgrade with a 58-75 victory over Canarias Basketball Academy to finish in second place in Group B. Dorde Dimitrijevic paced Zemun with 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals while Nikola Cirkovic added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Luka Radovanovic scored 10 points for Zemun, which will take on reigning ANGT champion Crvena Zvezda in the semis. Canarias will face off against Vaerlose BBK in the fifth place game. Jordan Connors had another big game for Canarias with 12 points and 13 rebounds while Jon Pena collected 11 points and seven assists and both Menno Dijkstra and Souleymane Diakate added 10 points in the loss, which dropped CBA to 1-2 in the group.

Diakite gave Canarias the lead to start the game with Dimitrijevic knotting it early at 2-2. Connors’ three points were matched by a triple from Radovanovic and another three-ball by Radovanovic had Zemun up 5-9. Radovanovic and Dimitrijevic both scored again to increase the lead to 7-13. Connors answered with two free throws and the score was 11-13 after a Diakite basket. Zemun was leading 13-15 after 10 minutes. Back-to-back baskets by Stefan Drobnjak had the Belgrade team up 15-21. Marko Pecarski put back a miss and Aleksa Dobrijevic nailed a long ball as the cushion grew to 18-28. After a Canarias time out, Pena nailed a three-ball and came up with a steal and layup to get the Spanish side to within 23-28. The margin was back to 10 points though after Cirkovic’s basket for 25-35. Canarias scored the next two baskets to trim the gap to 29-35 before the game went into the break with Zemun up 29-37.

Two Milos Bojanovic free throws started the second half and re-established a 10-point lead. And the cushion increased to 33-45 after baskets by Cirkovic and Drobnjak. Diakite tried to keep Canarias close with two free throws but the advantage grew to 35-53 after baskets by Radovanovic and Dimitjevic and a three-ball from Cirkovic. Dimitrije Nikolic did knock down a three-pointer for Canarias to make it 41-56, but Cirkovic answered with a trey at the other end. And the lead was still 44-59 after three quarters. Connors and Pena dunked in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter and two baskets by Juan Aleberto Esteves cut the deficit into single digits at 52-61 with six minutes to play. And it was down to 56-63 after a Connors layup. But Nikola Stankovic answered with a three-pointer and Dimitrijevic came up with a steal and layup for a 56-68 lead with three minutes to play. Canarias came up empty after a time out and Stankovic knocked down another triple for a 56-71 lead with two minutes and Canarias did not get closer the rest of the game.

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Attendance: 100 (Tentative)
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U18 Canarias Basketball Academy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TOMAIC, JOSHUA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 PENA, JON 28:16 11 4/8 1/4     3 3 7 3 3   1 2 1 12
6 WANG, YIXIONG 11:06   0/5     6 2 8     2   1      
7 ESTEVES, JUAN ALEBERTO 22:07 8 4/6   0/2 2   2 1   2 1   4 1 3
8 CONNORS, JORDAN 33:39 12 4/7 0/5 4/6 2 11 13 1   2     4 5 15
9 BULASHIVILI, LUKA 8:56   0/1 0/1           1       2 1 -2
10 GONZALEZ, ALEJANDRO 16:19 3 1/1 0/3 1/2   1 1 3 1         1 5
11 NIKOLIC, DIMITRIJE 12:38 3   1/7     1 1     1       1 -2
13 REYES, ALVARO 9:51   0/2 0/2   1   1 1         2 1 -3
15 DIJKSTRA, MENNO 19:41 10 5/7 0/1   1 2 3   1 4 2       9
23 DIAKITE, SOULEYMANE 25:26 10 4/9   2/3 3 1 4     2 1   1 3 9
34 VAZQUEZ, DANIEL 12:01 1 0/1   1/2 1 3 4             1 4
Team           3 2 5     2         3
Totals 200:00 58 22/47 2/23 8/15 19 26 45 13 6 18 4 2 15 15 53
        46.8% 8.7% 53.3%
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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 Zemun Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DIMITRIJEVIC, DORDE 33:12 18 9/15 0/3     7 7 7 2 2     1 1 23
5 CIRKOVIC, NIKOLA 31:23 17 4/10 2/3 3/6 1 6 7 6 1 3   3 3 8 20
6 BOJANOVIC, MILOS 15:55 2   0/4 2/2   1 1     2     2 1 -4
7 SPASOV, NIKOLA 17:52 2 1/5 0/1   3 3 6 1 1 3     1 3 4
8 BALOVIC, PETAR 9:22   0/1                         -1
9 BRSTINA, DURO 5:06     0/1         1              
10 DOBRIJEVIC, ALEKSA 13:38 5 1/2 1/2                       3
11 STANKOVIC, NIKOLA 14:54 9 1/1 2/3 1/2   3 3     1     3 1 7
12 VULIKIC, VUK 2:54     0/1           1 2         -2
13 RADOVANOVIC, LUKA 19:20 10 2/3 2/2   2 3 5   1 1 2 1 3 1 13
14 DROBNJAK, STEFAN 24:58 8 4/6     1 1 2     1     2   5
15 PECARSKI, MARKO 11:26 4 2/2 0/2   1 2 3               5
Team           5 1 6               6
Totals 200:00 75 24/45 7/22 6/10 13 27 40 15 6 15 2 4 15 15 79
        53.3% 31.8% 60%
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