In the 8. round of the 7Days EuroCup, Cedevita defeated Arka Gdynia 94:87 in Dom Sportova and secured its place in the Top 16 of the competition.
The visitors from Gdynia put on a good fight, even entering the final quarter with a 64:63 lead. On the backs of Justin Cobbs and Jacob Pullen in the first five minutes of the quarter, Cedevita pulled away and never looked back. Cobbs scored 7 points, Pullen 8 points in part of a 19-7 run which gave Cedevita the lead they needed to pull away.
Cedevita was without injured Vitor Benite and Filip Kruslin, while in the starting lineup was newcomer Jakov Mustapic, who added 2 points, 3rebs in 11:32min of game time. Justin Cobbs led Cedevita to the victory who had 28pts, 4rebs, and 7ast, Pullen scored 18pts.
For Gdynia Josh Bostic scored 28pts and added 6rebs and 8asts.
STATEMENTS AFTER THE GAME
Slaven Rimac, Cedevita coach: „I am very happy with the win. We made some mistakes, but the most important thing is to win the game. Congratulations to my players. Arka Gdynia has not won many games in EuroCup this season, but they are a very dangerous team and a lot of games they have lost in the last 10 minutes.”
Justin Cobbs, Cedevita point guard: “I am looking forward to playing in Top 16. We play against many competitive teams from different countries in EuroCup and we want to continue winning.”
Przemyslaw Frausunkiewicz, Arka Gdynia coach: “I am proud of the way we played tonight. We executed on our game plan, but Cedevita has some great players. Their players made some unbelievable shots tonight and that is the reason we lost this game.”