First Half Showing Helps FMP Past Dragons


BC FMP tore apart Artland Dragons in the first half of their EuroChallenge Last 16 clash on Tuesday before settling for an 86-80 victory.

FMP'S Nemanja Protic led a balanced scoring attack in the Group J game with 19 points while Predrag Samardziski distinguished himself with a double-double for the Serbian team.

He finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Both sides went into the game on a high after prevailing in five of their six Regular Season games.

The Belgrade team stormed into a 33-13 lead by the end of the opening quarter and went in front by 22 in the second before taking a 52-34 advantage to half-time.

Artland tried to claw their way back and managed to reduce the deficit to nine on three occasions in the third quarter before heading to the fourth trailing 75-63.

FMP maintained their concentration and seemed to always be in control.

Artland never gave up and a three-pointer by Nathan Peavy in the waning seconds closed the gap to 86-80.

That's how it finished.

Alexander Seggelke ended up with 18 points and six rebounds for Artland.



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