After a major comeback, Mornar have defeated Cedevita Olimpija in the fifth round of the ABA League season and have become the first to beat the Dragons this season.
Brandis Raley-Ross (Photo: Mornar/Media Pro)
ABA League Round 5, Saturday, 2.11.2019:
Game recap: Mornar have grabbed a huge win in the fifth round of the ABA League. After a major comeback, as they have been down by 13 points at halftime, they have cracked the resistance of Cedevita Olimpija in the second half of their home game in Topolica Sports Hall and have become the first squad to beat the Ljubljana side this season in the ABA League. With this win, Mornar have achieved their third triumph of the season and are just a step away from the Playoffs zone, while Cedevita Olimpija remain in the top four, with four wins and one defeat collected so far.
Key moments: At halftime, Cedevita Olimpija were in front with 13 points of margin (42:29). With four minutes left in the third quarter, the guests were still in front by 11 (52:41). However, a 31:10 run followed by Mornar over the next 12 minutes, which gave the home side the 71:62 lead with 2 minutes remaining on the clock. The battle for a pair of points was over.
Man of the match: Former Cedevita player Jacob Pullen shined against Cedevita Olimpija this time, as he had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a valuation of 17 on his record. He is our man of the match.
Can’t trick the stats: Mornar have dominated the glass this time with 31:22 in rebounding and this is what turned the game their way.