Omic, Cedevita finished strong on the boards
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana grabbed a much-needed 77-73 win over visiting Umana Reyer Venice on Wednesday night at Arena Stozice. In a back-and-forth affair, Cedevita managed to hang in the game and then edge in front late in the fourth quarter.
Alen Omic shined with 19 rebounds, but it was the rebounding effort of the entire team in the fourth quarter that made the difference.
Reyer held a rebounding advantage throughout the game, and at the end of the third quarter, Cedevita had 26 rebounds to his tally, while Reyer had 31. However, in the final quarter, Cedevita outrebounded the visitors 14-9.
The hosts sank 10 triples in the game, but none in the fourth quarter. However, winning the battle on the glass and the ability to get to the free-throw line allowed Cedevita to come away with a victory.