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Peja wins another overtime drama to decide everything in group B

Peja wins another overtime drama to decide everything in group B
18-01-2017 | 22:44

Peja needed another overtime but again came out on top. The Yellows took 80-75 victory over KB Trepca at home to stay in first place and decide everything in group B. That result means that Peja and Feni have 6-3 record and the first place will be decided in the last round. It also means that Sutjeska will finish third in the group while Karpos Sokoli fourth.

 

Trepca and Tirana are surely out of the competition now as even if they finish with the same record as Karpos at the and at 4-6, the Macedonian side will have the advantage in the games between the three teams.

 

It was a very even start to the game with both teams exchanging points and leads but no one being able to pull away. That happened in the second period when few times Peja managed to go up by 5 points but Trepca responded. The visitors closed the gap to just 1 at the break and then started the third quarter on a 10-2 run to take a 7-point lead. Peja answered a few minutes after that to tie the score but the period ended on a 5-2 run for the visitors who led after it.

 

In the middle of the fourth quarter the score was tied and after that Trepca scored four points in a row. Peja did the same to make it 62-62 with 2:22 to go but Scott was fouled in the next offnse and hit two free throws. The game was tied once again with 69 seconds to play when Reed finished a fast break as then the visitors missed. The hosts though did the same and that gave another chance for Trepca and the visitors took it. Scott made a floater with 5.5 seconds to go but this was enough for the home side. Veseli tried to shoot a three-pointer which came short but Reed came out of nowhere to score at the buzzer to sent the match to overtime.

 

The hosts scored 5 quick points to start it but Trepca didn′t give up and closed the gap to 1. Then the visitors missed a go ahead jumper as Reed first made a free throw, then a great block which led to a Rundles fast break and 4-point advantage for Peja with 1:57 on the clock. Trepca again cut the deficit to just 1 but then Dahlman scored an important basket after offensive rebound. After the visitors missed the match was decided with 12.4 seconds to go when Rundles made two free throws after which there was no comeback.

 

The hosts scored 7 triples from 35 attempts for just 20% but that was enough against the none scored by Trepca from 11 tries.

 

Cameron Rundles was the top scorer in the win with 24 points. Noah Dahlman had a double-double with 14 and 12 rebounds as LaMarcus Reed almost did the same - 11 and 10.


Montrael Scott had a very good game for the visitors and finished with a triple-double with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Frederic Stutz had 13 points and 6 rebounds as Besnik Azemi added 12 points and 4 assists.


FULL STATS FROM KB PEJA - KB TREPCA GAME

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