FMP Pound Ural Great To Advance To EuroCup


BC FMP Zeleznik stormed into the EuroCup Regular Season with a 69-57 triumph at Ural Great on Tuesday.

The Qualifying Round 2 second-leg victory secured a 20-point triumph on aggregate for the Serbian outfit and once again, it was FMP's star man Dragan Labovic who led the way.

Labovic, who had 22 points in the opening leg success at home, poured in 19 and grabbed seven rebounds in Perm.

Nemanja Protic also scored 19 on Tuesday.

Ural Great never got on track in this tie.

They were a mere two of 22 from three-point range in front of their own fans while FMP also out-rebounded them 39-31.

The Russian outfit only led briefly in the game.

Alexey Surovtsev was hit while attempting a shot from behind the arc and went to the line to make all three free throws for a 7-5 Ural Great advantage.

Labovic followed with a jump shot to pull FMP level and then Protic added a lay-up to put them in front for good.

Four minutes into the second quarter and progression to the next phase for FMP seemed a certainty when Labovic was fouled while making a jump shot.

He converted the three-point play for a 28-13 lead in the game, and a 23-point advantage on aggregate.

Ural Great showed their battling qualities and closed the gap in the contest to 37-34 early in the second half.

But Labovic scored to spark a 7-0 run and FMP stayed in command the rest of the way.

Darius Vashington paced Ural Great with 17 points but it wasn't nearly enough against classy FMP.


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