The NIJT 2010 champs INSEP are still in the race in the NIJT Belgrade after beatin Union Olimpija 94-73 on Saturday morning to grab the 2nd spot in Group B and march into the semifinals. INSEP will take on FMP which it beat last season in the title game of 2010. Olimpija finished 3rd with a 1-2 record and will play the 5-8 classification games against Alba Berlin. William Howard topped INSEP's scoring sheet with 20 points and 8 boards, Ulysse Adjagba added 16, Anthony Racine scored 14, Hugo Invernizzi 13 and Yannis Morin 12. Luka Rupnik led Olimpija with 20 points and 6 assists, Boris Bosnjak added 17 and Djordje Micic finished with 14. INSEP enjoyed the better start and finished the first quarter with a 26-13 lead, but Rupnik and Micic carried Olimpija back to the game, and finished the first half behind by just 4 points, 41-37. Livio Jean-Charles and Invernizzi collected points late in the third to re-open the gap and Adjagba scored pushed it to 12, 69-57 early in the last quarter, as Olimpija lost hope and allowed INSEP to cross the 20 point gap before the final buzzer.
Saturday, February 19, 2011