Jeretin Boost For Budućnost

12 October 2009

If Budućnost are going to beat Brose Baskets over two legs in their EuroCup Qualifying Round tie which tips off in Germany on October 21, they'll need to borrow on all the experience Goran Jeretin has to offer.

Jeretin has turned out for clubs like Dynamo St Petersburg in Russia, Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv, German juggernauts Alba Berlin, Ukraine powerhouse BC Kyiv and Cyprus powerhouse EKA AEL Limassol, whom he played for at the EuroChallenge Final Four in Bologna.

After helping Montenegro's national team clinch promotion to EuroBasket Division A last month, the 30-year-old Jeretin returned to Budućnost and over the weekend he gave them a spark in their season-opening 71-63 victory over Red Star Belgrade in the Adriatic League.

The Niksic-born guard finished with 15 points and six assists and also came up with two steals in the game.

Budućnost began well, opening up an 18-10 advantage by the end of the first quarter, only for Red Star to outscore them 25-9 over the next 10 minutes to claim 35-27 lead at the break.

The rest of the game belonged to Budućnost, who held Red Star to just 12 third-quarter points and took a 51-47 advantage in the final quarter and held on.

Dejan Radonjić, the coach of Budućnost, said: "First of all, thanks to our crowd which gave us fantastic support and lifted us to victory. It was important to get that atmosphere.

"I have to admit, things were not clicking in the first half, despite the fact that we opened the game correctly.

"We stayed aggressive, got some easy points, built a lead and claimed a significant victory."

Also for the winners, Vladimir Dragičević and Boris Savović each had 12 points while Nemanja Gordić contributed 10.

In other Adriatic League games on the first weekend of the season, Cibona defeated Široki 85-65, Helios Domžale overcame Cedevita 76-69, Hemofarm STADA fell at home to Radnički 77-72, Zadar thrashed Union Olimpija 79-59 and Zagreb prevailed at Bosna, 71-64.

The game between Partizan Belgrade and FMP was moved to Saturday, December 26.


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