Szolnok Cruise Past Krka For First Win



Strahinja Milosevic
Strahinja Milosevic led a balanced Szolnok offence with 15 points

Szolnoki Olaj KK picked up their first victory in Group J of the EuroChallenge Last 16 by knocking off Krka Novo Mesto 65-48.

Szolnok used an 18-2 fourth quarter run to improve to 1-1 in the group.

Strahinja Milosevic scored 15 points for the hosts while Justin Holiday had 11 and Akos Keller added 10 points.

Sani Becirovic tallied 13 points and Edo Muric had 11 as Novo Mesto dropped to 1-1.

Szolnok jumped ahead 9-2 early on and led 12-6 before Krka evened the game at 15-15 after one quarter.

Novo Mesto led 19-18 when Szolnok went on an 11-2 run to grab a 29-21 lead. The margin was 29-25 at halftime.

Krka cut the deficit to one point before Szolnok used a 12-3 surge to open a 41-31 advantage.

The guests trimmed the gap to four points and Szolnok were leading 45-37 after three quarters.

Novo Mesto scored the first basket of the fourth quarter but Milosevic and Willie Warren combined for 10 points in an 18-2 spurt over six minutes to take a 63-41 lead and decide the game.