2016-17Regular SeasonRound 3
October 26, 2016 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 JANE SANDANSKI
Pierre Jackson - Cedevita Zagreb - EC16 (photo Skopje - Dragan Mitreski)

Jackson stars in debut to carry Cedevita over MZT

Cedevita Zagreb outgunned MZT Skopje Aerodrom 85-89 on Wednesday at Jane Sandanski in Round 3 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season. Cedevita improved in the standings to 1-2, while MZT was handed its second straight loss and fell to 0-2. Pierre Jackson starred with 29 points and 7 assists for the winners. He made 12 of 14 free throws to reach that scoring total. Filip Kruslin followed with 14 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting. Marko Arapovic added 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Daniel Clark paced MZT with 23 points and 8 rebounds, Xavier Thames scored 18, Josh Scott posted 15 points and 9 rebounds and Jure Lalic chipped in 10 points.

The teams went back and forth until forging a 26-26 tie through the first 10 minutes. The hosts’ defense shined to create a 46-40 halftime advantage. After the break, MZT remained ahead, but Cedevita closed the gap to 67-62 by the end of the third quarter. Cedevita came back to score 27 in the final stanza to claim the victory.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Referees: FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), KARTAL, ERSAN (TUR), BAUMANIS, INGUS (LAT)
Attendance: 554
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MZT Skopje Aerodrom26202118
Cedevita Zagreb26142227
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MZT Skopje Aerodrom26466785
Cedevita Zagreb26406289
MZT Skopje Aerodrom
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 CLARK, DANIEL 28:21 23 4/6 4/7 3/3 2 6 8 1   3     3 3 24
1 CVETKOVSKI, ANDREJ 15:00 7 1/1 1/2 2/2       1   1     3 2 5
2 THAMES, XAVIER 36:15 18 6/12 0/6 6/6 3 1 4 4   4     4 7 13
5 SINOVEC, STEFAN 30:28 4 2/3 0/5     3 3 3 1 1   1 4   -1
6 MEKIKJ, ADEM 38:16 3   1/5   1 3 4 4 3 1     4   5
11 LUCIC, UROS 11:44 5 2/3 0/1 1/1   1 1 2           1 7
15 MLADENOVSKI, LJUBOMIR 0:01                              
16 SCOTT, JOSH 19:50 15 6/8   3/3 4 5 9       2   3 2 23
20 MILESKI, MARTIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 LALIC, JURE 20:05 10 3/7   4/6   2 2     1   1 3 7 8
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 85 24/40 6/26 19/21 12 24 36 15 4 11 2 2 24 22 89
        60% 23.1% 90.5%
Head coach: JONCHEVSKI, ALEKSANDAR
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 JAMES, RASHAD 11:39 4 1/4 0/1 2/2 2 1 3   1     1 2 1 2
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP 27:18 14   4/6 2/2 1 2 3 3         3 3 18
6 KATIC, TONI 10:04 6 2/3   2/2   1 1 2 1 1       1 9
9 BABIC, LUKA 27:34 4 2/6 0/1   1 4 5 2 1 2     2 1 4
13 MUSA, DZANAN 19:14 6 3/6 0/1   1   1   1 1 1       4
15 BILAN, MIRO 12:48 8 3/4   2/2 1 1 2 1   1     5 2 6
23 BULJEVIC, LOVRO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 BEGIC, MIRZA 25:27 5 2/7   1/1 2 3 5 1   1 1   5 5 6
35 ARAPOVIC, MARKO 33:40 13 5/9 0/3 3/3 2 5 7 1   1     2 1 12
55 JACKSON, PIERRE 32:16 29 4/11 3/7 12/14 2 4 6 7 1 4   1 3 9 31
Team           4 2 6               6
Totals 200:00 89 22/50 7/19 24/26 16 23 39 17 5 11 2 2 22 23 98
        44% 36.8% 92.3%
Head coach: MRSIC, VELJKO

Head Coaches

JONCHEVSKI, ALEKSANDAR
MZT Skopje Aerodrom
“We played well for most of the game, but the inexperience of my players was the key in our defeat. Once again, almost identical to the first game in Panevezys, the game was decided by one ball at the end. I'm satisfied with the performance of my players, but they couldn't overcome our small rotation because we had three injured key players (Drenovac, Kloof and Simonovski). Cedevita had more offensive rebounds.”
MRSIC, VELJKO
Cedevita Zagreb
“Despite the problems we had before the game, we played very good, especially in offence. We were smarter in the last minutes, had some clever moves in the end, when the opponent missed some important shots.”

Players

THAMES, XAVIER
MZT Skopje Aerodrom
“We played without a couple of guys, and that was big problem, but we fought hard and showed character. We made a couple mistakes in the crucial minutes, including myself. We fought to the end, but came out a little short.”
JACKSON, PIERRE
Cedevita Zagreb
“We fought very hard and played with problems because we had couple of guys foul out. I think we did a great job in Skopje, playing tough and pulling out the win at the end.”
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