Zadar’s basketball players defeated Sibona 97:92 in the remaining games of the 12th round of the ABA League, thus mathematically ensuring their survival in the regional competition. Cibona has not done this in the remaining two rounds.
Zadar’s victory was most deserving of the organizer Dominik Mavra. He finished the game with 33 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. He scored 6 three-pointers in 7 attempts, in the past three. In a year and a half, he scored three points in the last minute of the game. Zadar was four points behind and won.
On the other hand, Cibona captain Roko Prkačin is outstanding. He has a personal record of 38 points in the ABA league, a score of 8/12 in the game and a 6/8 of three-pointers. He added 10 more points. Rebounds.
Along with Mavro, Zadar was credited with Kodija Justice, who scored 18 points, while in Cibona, the second scorer was Ivan Novačić with 21 points.
Zadar performed much better in the first half of the year, especially in the second quarter, when they scored 33 points and entered a major breakthrough with a 16-point advantage. Cibona returned in the third quarter, halving Zadar’s advantage, and then within the last ten minutes, even reached the advantage of four baskets (77:81) in the 3:37 minutes before the end of the game. However, thanks to the great Dominik Mavri, Zadar still won, which allowed Veljko Mršić’s team to survive before the final round of the Red Star game. struggle.
Zadar ranked ninth in the ABA league with 9-16 and 34 points, while Sibona ranked tenth with 8-16 and 32 points. Until the end of the league, the people of Zagreb will receive Cedevita Olimpija in a postponed round of 23 (April 20) and will confront Borac of Čačak (April 27), who is a direct competitor for survival one.