ZKK Kraljevo made light work of Filipina star Jack Animam and ZKK Radnicki Kragujevac, 86-63, in the Serbian Women’s Basketball League at the Kraljevo Sports Hall on Saturday, October 16 (Sunday, October 17, Manila time).
The Gilas Pilipinas Women centerpiece, however, continued her dominant showing in another brutal loss with a massive line of 25 points and a career-high 19 rebounds on an efficient 10-of-16 clip in just 28 minutes.
Her huge carry job, however, is still nowhere near enough to top Kraljevo’s balanced attack, led by team star Aleksandra Racic’s 13 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 steals, and a block.
Milica Mitrovic likewise flirted with a triple-double off a team-high 18 markers to go with 7 boards and 7 dimes.
Animam’s early hustling kept the game close, as Radnicki trailed by just 2, 12-14, midway through the first quarter.
However, momentum swung completely in the home team’s favor as Kraljevo left its foes in the dust with a 17-4 finishing kick to end the period up 15, 31-16.
Kragujevac held a sliver of hope after cutting the lead down to 10, 47-57, halfway through the third quarter, but Kraljevo again squashed all ideas of a comeback with a game-sealing 13-1 response for the 70-48 gap near the end of the period.
With Animam fouling out at the 3:55 mark of the final frame off a charge, Kraljevo gladly put the finishing touches on the blowout, and peaked with a 24-point lead, 84-60, with just 1:17 left in regulation.
Marijana Stojanovic was the only other Radnicki player in double-digit scoring as she backstopped Animam with 15 points and 5 rebounds in 38 out of a possible 40 minutes.
Radnicki will try to snap its two-game losing skid as the team faces Duga Sabac on Saturday, October 23.
Kraljevo 86 – Mitrovic 18, Todorovic 16, Gobeljic 14, Radovic 14, Racic 13, Biocanin 4, Nedeljkovic 4, Thomas 3, Stevanovic 0, Arsovic 0, Zukanovic 0, Vasiljevic 0.
Kragujevac 63 – Animam 25, Stojanovic 15, Indic 9, Glomazic 7, Mehovic 5, Dimitrijevic 2, Popludijevic 0, Nikolic 0, Milinkovic 0, Miletic 0, Vukovic 0.
Quarters: 31-16, 49-33, 70-50, 86-63.