The derby of Gevgelija is for Blokotehna
KK Blokotehna is back to winning ways after taking the victory in the derby of Gevgelija. Playing in the Kozuv gym the team led by Marjan Ilievski used a good finish to the first half to gain control and win 77-57. After taking the advantage Blokotehna controlled the match and didn′t leave any doubt for the final outcome. After this round Blokotehna has 4 wins and 1 defeat and the next game will be away against Beroe on January 22nd. As for Kozuv the team is now with 1-5 record and on January 23rd will visit Teuta.
It was a very close first half for 15 minutes in which the teams exchanged points and none could take any big advantage. Still it was Blokotehna who had the lead for most of the time and thanks to a strong defense after the middle of the second quarter managed to pull away. They finished it on a 9-2 run and went to the locker rooms leading by 9 points.
Blokotehna started very good the second half and increased the advantage thanks to an 8-0 run. Kozuv managed to close some of the deficit but the visitors were controlling it and never allowed it to reach single digits. After the fourth quarter started with an 8-2 run for the visitors, the difference reached 20 points and the rest of the game was just a formality.
Once again Danilo Mijatovic was the top performer for Blokotehna with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Goran Glavchev also did well adding 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists while Povlas Gaydis was just short of a double-double finishing with 14 points and 9 rebounds.
The hosts were led by Robert Lewis who finished with 15 points while the newest addition Vladimir Ivelja finished with double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.