KK PORTOROŽ - KD NOVA GORICA MLADI 75-81
After a series of member-of-the-season wins this year’s competition season and the SPAR Cup, expectations before tonight’s game were anything but a defeat.
The hosts were severely weakened, without the injured Kojadinović and Katonar and the absent Jovanović.
Home coach Miško only had Šćekić under the basket, which the experienced guests knew how to use well. The home team played relatively well in the first half and took the highest lead a minute before the break, it was 47-36.
In the second half, the absence of high-ranking players from Portorož was known and the guests closed the access to their basket with a zone defense.
As a result, the locals all too often opted for throws for 3 points and were mostly unsuccessful, in addition, they also missed a bunch of free throws in the moments when the match broke in the 2nd half, so defeat was inevitable.
On Wednesday at 7 pm, Portorož will play in Sežana in the return match of the Spar Cup, the next championship match will be on Saturday at 8 pm against Medvode, which has not yet managed to win this year.