Crvena Zvezda wins NIJ Classification Tournament in Belgrade

crvena zvezda 2012 nijt belgrade winner

Even despite four dominant wins for Crvena Zvezda in four games before final, Crvena Zvezda had no easy game in final of Nike International Junior Classification Tournament Belgrade, against Partizan.

Crvena Zvezda defeated Partizan 74:73 at front of 1.500 visitors in Basket City Hall in Belgrade, and will join Zagreb CO, Lietuvos Rytas and Zalgiris at Nike International Junior Tournament at the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul from May 10-13.

Partizan was better team in first half and won first quarter with 23:22, second quarter 26:15. In second half Crvena Zvezda played better and won third quarter with 25:10. Partizan won last quarter 14:12 but this was not enough for win.

Crvena Zvezda demolishes Alba Berlin in first game with 92:63. Even after this first game was obvious that Crvena Zvezda will play important role on this tournament.

In second game, Crvena Zvezda destroyed Union Olimpija 110:51, and in third game, Crvena Zvezda topped Mega Vizura 121:73.

In semifinal game, Crvena Zvezda outplayed Hemofarm with 86:65 and qualified to final.

On the other side, Partizan lost first game against INSEP (France) 68:69. Even before of this tournament in Belgrade most of coaches expected to see INSEP in final.

In second game, Partizan beat Hemofarm 78:64, and in third game Partizan topped Brose Baskets 78:61.

In semifinal game against Mega Vizura, Partizan dominated with 93:56 and qualified to final with Crvena Zvezda.

In game for 7th place, Union Olimpija beat Alba Berlin 80:65.

In game for 5th place, INSEP topped Brose Baskets 77:54.

In game for 3rd place, Mega Vizura beat Hemofarm 77:71.

As you can see, full domination of Serbian teams on this tournament. Crvena Zvezda, Partizan, Mega Vizura and Hemofarm presented Basketball in Serbia on the best possible way.

I am so glad about this and hope so that those young guys will be key players in their teams and Serbian National teams very soon.

Go Serbia, Go!!!