MZT prevented a surprise against FMP in the finish

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The team of Naviko Academy FMP gave serious problems to MZT Skopje, for a difficult victory (79:72) for the defending champion

In the first match of the 11th round, the team of MZT Skopje Aerodrom achieved a planned victory against Naviko Academy FMP. But they reached it thanks to the "dry quality" possessed by Vojdan Stojanovski, and the experience of playing for the "blue-whites" on those so-called "equal ends".

As expected, the defending champion had a much better start in this first me of the 11th round. In the first quarter, the "blue-whites" separated themselves into decent ones (19:10).

But they did not continue at the same pace in the period that followed. The guests seem to have removed that respect towards the opponent, which was visible in their game in those ten minutes. They played equal in those second ten minutes, (16:16).

In the 26th minute, FMP came back and the result was 47:45 in favor of MZT. It was a sign that the coach of the home team had to abandon his original plan and give a chance to the first team players, primarily the Stojanovski brothers.

By the end of the third period, the "metals" still gained an advantage, they had plus 5 (56:51). But the guests rounded off the best part of the game with as many as 32 conversions, enough to be equal with the champion (58:58).

It was tied (65:65), even after five minutes of playing in the fourth quarter. But only until the moment when V. Stojanovski "joined" five points, for (70:65). Gostire found an answer, and fought for another draw (72:72). But once again, when he had to, he hit, and it was a triple, V. Stojanovski, in the next attack, Baković repeated the same, enough to take his team to those "calm waters", i.e. unreachable (78:72).

Although he played less than 17 minutes, Vojdan Stojanovski he scored 21 points (6/7 from the field and 6/6 from the free throw line). From those of us who were starters in the MZT Skopje team tonight, Bakovic realized 15, Vorku again 13. points. On the other side, Ogundiran was by far the most upbeat player. Scored 29 points, Santana gave 11, a Petrovski ten more points.

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