Filipina star center Jack Animam once again hustled all over the place for Radnicki Kragujevac as they outlasted Duga Sabac at home, 81-72, in the First Serbian Women’s Basketball League on Saturday, October 23.
With the win, Radnicki snapped a two-game skid, and rose to 2-2 for the season, mirroring Sabac’s new 2-2 record.
Following an early foul-out in a blowout loss against Kraljevo, Animam this time played with more control, and finished with yet another monstrous line of 28 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocks, and 3 steals plus a near-perfect 13-of-15 clip in a full 40-minute run.
Despite already playing the full 30 minutes of available game time after the third quarter, Animam had to stay on the floor after Duga made a 14-2 run bridging the last two frames to inch within two, 66-68, at the 8:10 mark of the fourth.
However, that was the final offensive salvo Sabac had in its arsenal as Radnicki regained safe distance with a small 8-3 run spanning almost five minutes in the deciding period for the 76-69 lead at the 2:23 mark.
A late Andela Matic triple with 2:03 left eventually became the last shot Duga fired before Radnicki guard Andrea Glomazic scored the last 5 points to set the final score.
Three other Radnicki players backed up Animam with double-digit scoring outings, led by Glomazic’s 17 points on an efficient 5-of-8 clip and 7-of-9 from the line, while Minela Mehovic sparked the bench with 16 markers on 4-of-8 shooting from downtown.
Sabac top scorer Olga Stepanovic led her team with 22 points on 7-of-22 shooting with 10 rebounds, while Aleksandra Punosevac backstopped the losing effort with 20 markers, 4 boards, 3 dimes, and 2 steals.
Radnicki will leave the comforts of their hometown after this game as they travel to Vrsac for a game on Saturday, October 30.
Kragujevac 81 – Animam 28, Glomazic 17, Mehovic 16, Indic 15, Dimitrijevic 3, Stojanovic 2, Popludijevic 0, Nikolic 0.
Sabac 72 – Stepanovic 22, Punosevac 20, Tripkovic 12, Houser 6, Prodanovic 6, Matic 4, Popovic 2, Ivanov 0, Gluvic 0.
Quarters: 21-17, 44-40, 68-58, 81-72.