By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Round 18 of the ABA League regular season has been a successful one for the championship’s Serbian powerhouses.
After sustaining its first loss last week, Crvena Zvezda routed Petrol Olimpija 89 – 61 behind Filip Covic’s excellent playmaking (12 assists to go with his 10 points) output.
Ognjen Dobric scored a team-high 15 for Red Star while reaching the 1000-point milestone with the club. Nemanja Nenadic dropped 14 points and Michael Ojo 13. Zvezda, that was coached by assistant Andrija Gavrilovic due to head coach Milan Tomic being ill, now stands at 17 – 1
Miha Lapornik notched 14 points and Jan Span 13 for the Slovenian side that dropped to 5 – 13.
In Zagreb, Partizan Belgrade crushed local Cibona 59 – 83 and made one more step towards securing a playoffs spot by improving to 12 – 6. Dorde Gagic finished with 16 points while Marcus Paige and Jock Landale scored 12 apiece.
Marko Ljubicic posted 18 points for Cibona that is now 7-11.