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National Championships: Split advanced, Zrinjski tied the Semi-final series

In the Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igokea have advanced to the Finals, while Spars and Zrinjski will battle for the Finals berth in the third game. In Croatia, Split, Zadar and Cedevita have qualified for the Semi-finals, while Škrljevo have forced game 3 against Cibona.

Aleksandar Sokolovic (Photo: Lovcen 1947 Cetinje)

In Bosnia and Herzegovina it is clear already that Igokea would be defending the trophy in the Finals, as they have eliminated Bosna Royal in the Semifinals, 2:0 in victories. In the other game of the Semi-finals, Zrinjski have grabbed a road win over Spars and have forced the game 3 of the Semi-finals, where it will be decided which team will be the one to challenge the reigning champions for the trophy.

In Croatia, Škrljevo have forced game 3 of the Quarter-finals, as they have upset Cibona at home court with a 1-point win.

In the other three games, we have seen Split, Zadar and Cedevita confirm their first leg wins over Šibenik, Zabok and Vrijednosnice Osijek, respectively, while playing on the road, and to qualify for the Semi-finals.

Bosnia and Herzegovina National Championship Semi-finals, Round 2, Saturday, 5.5.2018:

Spars – ZRINJSKI 56:64 (11:18, 16:16, 21:16, 8:14) / * 1:1 in victories
Kovačević and Josipović 12| Sokolović 12, Brummit 9.

Bosna Royal – IGOKEA 83:107 (27:22, 9:28, 23:35, 24:22) / 0:2 in victories
Joseph Obrien 25, Šturanović 15 | Artis 24, Rikić 21.

Croatian National Championship Quarterfinals, Round 2, Saturday, 5.5.2018:

ŠKRLJEVO – Cibona 62:61 (18:12, 15:13, 17:20, 12:16) / * 1:1 in victories
Štemberger 18, Šarac and Konjević 12 | Žorić 17, Novačić 12.

Šibenik – SPLIT 82:84 (23:30, 23:20, 17:20, 19:14) / * 0:2 in victories
Radovčić 20, Gabrić 17 | Katura 18, Scott 16.

Zabok – ZADAR 69:87 (24:14, 18:26, 12:29, 15:18) / * 0:2 in victories
Kapusta 20, Črnjević 10 | Brzoja 22, Ivanov 18.

Vrijednosnice Osijek – CEDEVITA 62:89 (19:24, 17:25, 9:25, 17:15) / * 0:2 in victories
Došen 12, Taylor and Šarac 10 | Musa 15, Stipanović 13.