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Another thriller and another Akademik Plovdiv win over Beroe

Another thriller and another Akademik Plovdiv win over Beroe
28-01-2021 | 20:08
For the third time in four meetings between Delasport Balkan League and Bulgarian championship, BC Akademik Plovdiv defeated BC Beroe by a single point. This time the team won 89-88 at home to secure first place in Group E.

The hero was Jere Vucica who scored the game winning basket with 0.3 seconds left on the clock after taking a rebound following a miss by Bachev. With that result Akademik finished the First Stage with 8 wins and 2 defeats and can't be moved from the first position. As for Beroe, the team now has 5-4 record which is the same as KK Kumanovo 2009, and next week those teams will meet to decide who will finish second.  

The first quarter was for the home team which took 7-point lead after ten minutes. After winning the next two Beroe went up and and led by 7 after the third quarter finishing it with 6-0 run. With 03:50 to go in the game the visitors were up by 8 points but they didn't score a single one after that. Akademik finished on a 9-0 run and celebrated the win.

Jere Vucica was the top performer for Akademik with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Obrad Tomic had 17 and 7 while Jahii Carson had a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists.

Beroe was led by Derick Jean who had 15 points while three others finished with 14 - James Gavin, Kaleb Bishon and Simeon Iliev.
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