Cedevita Olimpija Triumphs in Slovenian Super Cup
12th Super Cup Victory for Cedevita Olimpija
Basketball enthusiasts recently witnessed a thrilling game as Cedevita Olimpija clinched their 12th Super Cup victory in history. The Ljubljana-based team successfully overcame Kansai Helios Domžale with a scoreline of 76 to 59 in the Planina hall in Kranj. This victory marked their first laurel of the season and demonstrated Cedevita Olimpija’s dominance in the Slovenian basketball landscape.
Summer Changes and Team Transformations
Both participating teams underwent significant changes over the summer period. Kansai Helios Domžale changed their name to reflect their main sponsor, Kansai Helios. The team also saw a number of player changes, reinforcing their squad for the new season. Similarly, Cedevita Olimpija underwent a complete transformation, with Simone Pianigiani taking over as coach. The team also welcomed several new players, including Sean Armand, Amadou Sow, Justin Cobbs, Shawn Jones, and D.J. Stewart Jr, strengthening their lineup for the forthcoming challenges.
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Game Day: A Slow Start but a Strong Finish
The match got off to a somewhat slow start, with both teams struggling to find their stride. However, Cedevita Olimpija eventually took control of the game in the second half. Despite some resistance from Kansai Helios Domžale, Cedevita Olimpija managed to maintain a comfortable lead throughout the final part of the game, securing a 76 to 59 victory.
Luka Ščuka was named the most valuable player of the Super Cup, contributing 21 points and solidifying his position as the top scorer of the match. Amadou Sow also had a notable performance with 13 points and nine rebounds. On the other side, Miloš Glišić was the top scorer for Kansai Helios Domžale with 18 points.
Coaches’ Views on the Match
Following the game, coach Pianigiani of Cedevita Olimpija expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance. He acknowledged the need to work on some issues, such as their game organization. On the other hand, Damjan Novaković, coach of Kansai Helios Domžale, felt that the 16-point difference in the final score did not accurately reflect the gameplay. However, he admitted that his team struggled with their shooting, particularly in the second quarter.
Cedevita Olimpija: A Dominating Force in Slovenian Basketball
Cedevita Olimpija’s victory in the Super Cup cements their status as a dominating force in Slovenian basketball. This win marked their fourth Super Cup match against Kansai Helios Domžale, and they’ve managed to maintain a 100% win rate, starting the season with a victory for the fourth time in a row. As the season progresses, fans and rivals will be keenly watching how this team navigates the upcoming challenges.
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