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Akademik Plovdiv leads from start to finish to defeat Ibar

Akademik Plovdiv leads from start to finish to defeat Ibar
21-01-2021 | 19:56

BC Akademik Plovdiv is back on the winning way in Group E of Delasport Balkan League. The team hosted KK Ibar and led from start to finish to win 72-59. Most of the time the hosts were up by double-digits and controlled the game throughout. That puts them on a 7-2 record and with one game to go can't finish worse than second place. Next week they'll host Beroe and a win will make them first in the group. That result means also that Beroe has secured a top 4 position and thus a place in the Second Stage.


KK Ibar on the other side now has 3-5 record and has two games left - at home against Kumanovo next week and away against TFT the week after. The team still has its chances of advancing further in the competition and will do so with two wins. With just one though things will become more complicated for them and they'll have to hope results in other games go their way.

Akademik started well the game and took an early 9-1 lead. Soon the difference reached double-digits and the home side was controlling the score. That was the case for the rest of the first half which finished with 11 points advantage for Akademik.

Early in the second half the visitors managed to close the gap to just 5 points but a 12-3 run by the hosts put them up by 12. From that moment on there was no real danger for Akademik as the lead even went to 19 points early in the fourth quarter and the hosts didn't have trouble to finish the game with a win.

Obrad Tomic continues his good recent form by posting a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds. Robert Georgiev added 14 points as Anthony Gugino also had a double-double with 13 and 13. Newly signing Jahii Carson had 9 points and 5 assists in his debut for the home side.

The only player to score in double figures for the visitors was Nemanja Simovic with 19 points. Eldin Huremovic was the next best one with 9.

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