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Nikola Tanaskovic

Nikola Tanaskovic







The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by Job Market.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Montenegrin S.Centar (9-1) in Banja Luka on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Bosnian Borac (6-3) 87-79. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of S.Centar. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. 24 personal fouls committed by S.Centar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian forward Nikola Tanaskovic (205-97, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Serbian forward Djordje Simeunovic (200-95) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Serbian power forward Marko Tejic (209-95) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for S.Centar. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Borac have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Spars. S.Centar at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost.
Another interesting game for Bosnian Spars (6-3) which played in Cajetina against Serbian Zlatibor (5-4). Fourth ranked Spars had an easy win 82-66. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Center Kenan Kamenjas (207-0, agency: BeoBasket) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Amar Gegic chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Petar Vorkapic (193-95) responded with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Zlatibor’s coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Spars have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Borac. Zlatibor at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with Sloboda U..
One of the most interesting games of round 10 was a derby match between two teams from Montenegro. The game took place in Niksic where twelfth ranked Sutjeska won against visiting Lovcen (3-7) 79-69. Mislav Brzoja notched a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Even 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists by Roddy Peters did not help to save the game for Lovcen. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with defeated Lovcen.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked North Macedonian MZT Skopje (6-4) against sixth ranked Serbian Mladost ZE (6-4) on Sunday night. Host MZT Skopje was defeated by Mladost ZE in a tough game in Skopje 75-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. Aleksandar Aranitovic fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. MZT Skopje’s coach let to play ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. Mladost ZE moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated MZT Skopje.
Bottom-ranked Slovenian Helios Suns is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to eighth ranked Serbian Sloboda U. (5-4) 84-75 on Saturday evening. It was a very good performance for Igor Cvorovic who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds. Sloboda U.’s coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Sloboda U. moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Zlatibor. Loser Helios Suns still closes the standings with nine games lost.

In the last two games of round 10 Gorica beat Podgorica on the road 72-65. Siroki destroyed Rabotnicki on its own court 106-77.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 22 points and 4 assists by Milutin Djukanovic of Lovcen.

Podgorica – Gorica 65-72

There was a surprise result when thirteenth ranked Croatian Gorica (2-3) beat on the road higher ranked Montenegrin Podgorica (5-5) 72-65 on Friday. It was a very good performance for point guard Borna Kapusta (182-96) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 7 assists. Bosnian forward Ante Masic (200-85) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Forward Vladimir Tomasevic (201-92) replied with 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and Kosovan-Montenegrin Mikaile Tmusic (189-93, agency: XL Basketball Agency) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Podgorica. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Gorica maintains thirteenth position with 2-3 record. Loser Podgorica dropped to the eighth place with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Gorica: I.Batur 13+1ast, A.Masic 13+4reb+1ast, I.Majcunic 13+4reb+1ast, K.Uljarevic 9+2reb+1ast, B.Kapusta 8+3reb+7ast, K.Ljubicic 7+7reb+2ast
Podgorica: V.Tomasevic 14+6reb+1ast, M.Kovacevic 11+4reb, M.Tmusic 9+6reb+1ast, N.Music 9+3reb+3ast, M.Koprivica 7+7reb, O.Carapic 7+3reb+2ast

gschID: 872895

Zlatibor – Spars 66-82

Another interesting game for Bosnian Spars (6-3) which played in Cajetina against Serbian Zlatibor (5-4). Fourth ranked Spars had an easy win 82-66. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Spars forced 19 Zlatibor turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Center Kenan Kamenjas (207-0, agency: BeoBasket) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Bosnian point guard Amar Gegic (200-98) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Four Spars players scored in double figures. At the losing side point guard Petar Vorkapic (193-95) responded with 8 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Bogdan Riznic (201-90) scored 6 points and 5 rebounds. Zlatibor’s coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Spars have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Borac. Zlatibor at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with Sloboda U..
Top scorers:
Spars: K.Kamenjas 19+11reb+1ast, A.Gegic 14+5reb+6ast, G.Orelik 12+4reb+2ast, I.Polutak 10+4reb+1ast, N.Klavzar 8+3reb+5ast, A.Zahiragic 7+3reb+3ast
Zlatibor: A.Marjanovic 8+2ast, P.Vorkapic 8+5reb+3ast, S.Mitrovic 8+3reb, L.Joksimovic 8+4reb+2ast, B.McCoy 7+1reb, D.Papic 7+2reb

gschID: 872896

Helios Suns – Sloboda U. 75-84

Bottom-ranked Slovenian Helios Suns is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to eighth ranked Serbian Sloboda U. (5-4) 84-75 on Saturday evening. Helios Suns were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Montenegrin forward Igor Cvorovic (206-96) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Aleksa Stepanovic (206-98) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Sloboda U. players scored in double figures. Sloboda U.’s coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Forward Blaz Mahkovic (201-90, agency: Interperformances) replied with 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Urban Oman (197-98) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for Helios Suns. Sloboda U. moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Zlatibor. Loser Helios Suns still closes the standings with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Sloboda U.: A.Stepanovic 16+3reb+3ast, I.Cvorovic 14+8reb, D.Pazin 14+2reb, A.Cubic 12+1reb+3ast, A.Ilkic 8+1reb+2ast, D.Nikolic 7+7reb+2ast
Helios Suns: B.Mahkovic 34+5reb+5ast, T.Ferme 11, U.Oman 9+4reb+4ast, B.Prepelic 6+7reb, M.Sekulovic 6+5reb+2ast, M.Tibor 4+1reb+1ast

gschID: 872897

Borac – S.Centar 87-79

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Montenegrin S.Centar (9-1) in Banja Luka on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Bosnian Borac (6-3) 87-79. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of S.Centar. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. 24 personal fouls committed by S.Centar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian forward Nikola Tanaskovic (205-97, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Serbian forward Djordje Simeunovic (200-95) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Borac players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Marko Tejic (209-95) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Bryon Allen (193-92, college: GMU) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for S.Centar. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Borac have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Spars. S.Centar at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost.
Top scorers:
Borac: N.Tanaskovic 26+10reb+1ast, D.Simeunovic 15+8reb, J.Davis 10+5reb+5ast, H.Lescault 10+2reb+2ast, B.Djumic 9+2reb+2ast, D.Knezevic 9+5ast
S.Centar: M.Tejic 17+11reb, B.Allen 15+3reb+5ast, I.Drobnjak 11+2reb, M.Starovlah 9+8reb+1ast, F.Magee 8+1reb, V.Bacovic 6+4reb+2ast

gschID: 872898

Siroki – Rabotnicki 106-77

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 9th ranked North Macedonian Rabotnicki (3-4) was smashed by tenth ranked Bosnian Siroki (4-5) in Siroki Brijeg 106-77 on Sunday. Siroki dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Rabotnicki’s 24 and made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Siroki shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Quite impressive performance for American guard Aaron Thomas (196-91, college: FSU) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 4 assists. Forward Dario Dreznjak (203-98) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five Siroki players scored in double figures. American point guard Damier Pitts (177-89, college: Marshall, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 22 points and 4 assists and Serbian forward Stefan Balmazovic (199-89) added 22 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rabotnicki. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Siroki moved-up to ninth place. Loser Rabotnicki dropped to the tenth position with four games lost.
Top scorers:
Siroki: A.Thomas 22+3reb+4ast, D.Dreznjak 21+3reb+3ast, L.Buljevic 17+6reb+1ast, R.Davis 17+3reb+5ast, M.Colak 13+5reb+1ast, M.Mandic 11+2reb+2ast
Rabotnicki: S.Balmazovic 22+5reb, D.Pitts 22+3reb+4ast, R.Thornton 10+3reb, M.Mladenovic 7+3ast, F.Bundovic 6+5reb+3ast, V.Efremovski 5+2reb

gschID: 872899

MZT Skopje – Mladost ZE 75-82

Very important is a home loss of second ranked North Macedonian MZT Skopje (6-4) against sixth ranked Serbian Mladost ZE (6-4) on Sunday night. Host MZT Skopje was defeated by Mladost ZE in a tough game in Skopje 75-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. Aleksandar Aranitovic (195-98) fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Djordje Milosavljevic (193-94) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American-Jamaican power forward Femi Olujobi (206-96, college: DePaul) produced 18 points (made all of his eight free throws) and American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Five Mladost ZE and four MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. MZT Skopje’s coach let to play ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. Mladost ZE moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated MZT Skopje.
Top scorers:
Mladost ZE: D.Milosavljevic 17+5reb+2ast, A.Aranitovic 16+7reb+1ast, S.Gombauld 14+7reb+1ast, B.Matija 13+2reb+2ast, M.Igbanu 13+3reb+1ast, L.Mitchell 5+3reb+4ast
MZT Skopje: F.Olujobi 18+4reb+1ast, A.Mekic 14+1reb+1ast, F.Turner 11+4reb+6ast, A.Bojic 10+7reb, I.Karacic 9+8reb+1ast, B.Krstevski 4+2reb+1ast

gschID: 872900

Sutjeska – Lovcen 79-69

One of the most interesting games of round 10 was a derby match between two teams from Montenegro. The game took place in Niksic where twelfth ranked Sutjeska won against visiting Lovcen (3-7) 79-69. They outrebounded Lovcen 47-26 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Sutjeska looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Lovcen’s players. Croatian Mislav Brzoja (198-94, college: Evansville, agency: PEPI SPORT) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Bosnian center Ismet Sejfic (208-93) supported him with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Four Sutjeska players scored in double figures. Even 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Roddy Peters (193-95, college: Nicholls St.) did not help to save the game for Lovcen. Point guard Milutin Djukanovic (189-91) added 22 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with defeated Lovcen.
Top scorers:
Sutjeska: R.Spasojevic 21+2reb+3ast, M.Brzoja 17+10reb+4ast, D.Milosevic 14+5reb+7ast, I.Sejfic 14+13reb+1ast, I.Goranovic 5+5reb, M.Draskovic 4+5reb
Lovcen: M.Djukanovic 22+3reb+4ast, R.Peters 17+8reb+5ast, M.Popovic 12+5reb+1ast, N.Starkey 8+6reb, M.Grusanovic 7+1reb, V.Knezevic 3+2reb

gschID: 872901

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