Fersped Rabotnicki celebrated its victory over Elma Apoel in a hard and exciting game after overtime. The competition has been marked by an equal contest over the whole extent of the game with an emphasis on the fact, that both teams have led with as much as 7 points - the home team leading in the first half and the away team in the second one.
Five players from each team have scored more than 10 points during the game. The guards of Fersped Rabotnicki, Riste Stefanov, who scored 20, and Aleksandar Dimitrovski with 16, took most parts of the game in their hands. On the opponents' side, the best players were the taller ones, Lonnie Parsel Jones (20 points), Ivan Urosevic (15 points) and Monty Wilson (11 points).
The reason of the uncertain course can be blamed on the jumps - Apoel had 12 more than Fersped. Both teams performed poorly from the line, especially the home team (17/32). All of this was compensated by better three-point scores, individual attacks and some steals.
The best players of the match were Riste Stefanov (Fersped Rabotnicki) and Lonnie Parsel Jones (Elma Apoel) with 20 points each.
Quotes Fersped Rabotnicki - Elma Apoel
Mladen Ostojic, Head Coach, Elma Apoel:
"This has been a high-quality duell which was confirmed by the extra time and the high level of excitement. The better and more experienced team won."
Marin Dokuzovski, Head Coach, Fersped Rabnotnicki:
"Today we played poorly because we thought we will win the game easily. The one-on-one type of game has compensated each of our weaknesses. We deserve our place in the final four and we are waiting for it impatiently."