SC Derby keep their successful record when playing against the Dalmatian squads. After they have previously beaten Zadar, they have now prevailed over Split on the road in Gripe in double-overtime and grabbed their second win of the AdmiralBet ABA League season.
Justin Edwards (Photo: Split/Ivica Cavka)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 4, Sunday, 17 October 2021:
Split - SC DERBY 94:101 (18:21, 13:20, 24:13, 18:19, 10:10, 11:18)
Game recap: SC Derby keep their successful record when playing against the Dalmatian squads. After they have previously beaten Zadar, they have now prevailed over Split on the road in Gripe in double-overtime and grabbed their second win of the AdmiralBet ABA League season. This way, SC Derby are now on a 50% record after 4 rounds, which will anchor them in the middle of the standings. On the other side, Split are still waiting for their first triumph of the season and will need to improve their performances soon in order to escape their undesired position in the standings – the danger zone at the bottom.
Key moments: After the two squads have been exchanging leads several times during the game, Split entered the final minute with a 3-point advantage, but Kyle Vinales tied the game at 71:71 with less than 50 seconds remaining on the game clock and took the game into overtime. In the extra period, Split went on a 7:0 run right at the start in the opening two minutes, for the score of 80:73 and it seemed like this would be crucial for the outcome of the game. However, Split did not manage to score anymore in the first overtime and SC Derby forced another one with the score of 80:80.
In the second overtime, the visiting side have completely dominated the court and thanks to their 9:2 run between 46th & 49th minute they have secured a pair of points for themselves.
Man of the match: Not only has he forced the first overtime for his squad, Kyle Vinales was actually magical all game long and earned himself the title of the match of the round. He had 37 points, 9 assists, 3 rebounds and a game-high valuation of 43! This achievement is also the season-high scoring achievement and season-high valuation by any player in the AdmiralBet ABA League.
Can’t trick the stats: Split had 20 turnovers and SC Derby only 8. This was the major difference between the two sides in the end.