In the last Quarter-final clash of the ABA Super Cup, SC Derby have outpowered FMP Soccerbet and will face Budućnost VOLI in the Semi-finals.
Nikola Pavlicevic (Photo: ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic)
ABA Super Cup Quarterfinals, Monday, 18 September 2023:
FMP Soccerbet – SC DERBY 75:93 (15:24, 18:22, 20:23, 22:24)
Game recap: In the last Quarter-final clash of the ABA Super Cup, SC Derby have outpowered FMP Soccerbet. In a game, where SC Derby have been convincingly stronger than FMP Soccerbet, the home squad have gotten away with a win, which means that they will face their city rivals Budućnost VOLI for a spot in the Final. On the other side, FMP Soccerbet will play against Zadar in the first game for the classification between 5th and 8th place in the standings.
Key moments: Ever since the score of 6:6 in the fourth minute of the game, SC Derby have been gradually increasing their advantage in the opening quarter, after which, they have been up by 9 points (15:24). They went on to grind in the remainder of the opening half and by the big break they have been in front by 13 points (33:46). After this blow, FMP Soccerbet simply did not manage to return into the battle for the win until the very end.
Man of the match: Newcomer Aubrey Dawkins has been shining for FMP Soccerbet all game long and he finished the game with game-high 13 points (while shooting 3-pointers 50% (2/4) and valuation of 16. He is our man of the match
Can’t trick the stats: SC Derby had a field goal percentage of 51%, much higher than 35.3% of FMŠ Soccerbet. That’s what handed them an easy win in the end.