Prkacin, Hezonja and Croatia make short work of Cyprus

2024-02-26T22:22:46+00:00 2024-02-26T22:23:35+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

26/Feb/24 22:22

The big quality difference between Croatia and Cyprus was visible on the floor in the EuroBasket Qualifiers clash between the two sides.

By Eurohoops team /

Roko Prkacin had 24 points plus 10 rebounds and Mario Hezonja scored 22 and added 10 boards of his own to lead Croatia past Cyprus 92 – 63 at home.

It was the second victory in a row for Croatia in the EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers. The hosts started the game in a pretty dominant fashion to go up 22 – 8 in the first quarter and closed halftime with a 48 – 24 led.

Cyprus couldn’t come back from such a deficit. Croatia kept the same rhythm on offense, finishing with 29 assists for just eight turnovers en route to a blowout win in front of the Rijeka crowd.

Konstantinos Simitzis (17 points), Darral Willis (16 points) and Nikos Stylianou (15 points) stood out from Cyprus, now 0 – 2.

Photo: FIBA