Rieker Komarno have been crowned 2017 Alpe Adria Cup champions, defeating fellow Slovenian team Helios Suns for the 160-139 win on aggregate score.
Rieker Komarno knocked down Helios Suns at home court in the opening game. Their guests failed to make any resistance in the third quarter. Komarno, in the end, won by 25 points at the score 97:72.
Helios Suns won the second game in Slovenia by four points (67-63). They needed a miracle but it did not happen. It was a close battle. Helios earned a 14-10 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the lead throughout the second term. The hosts stretched the gap in the third quarter. Komarno unloaded 23 points in the final quarter and marched to a comfortable final victory.
Boris Bojanovsky with 9 points per game and Vuk Djordjevic with 13 points per game were the key players for Rieker Komarno.
Bojanovsky has some excellent tools, he moves well for a player of his size and he demonstrated some nice post skills, including the ability to move across the lane and shoot over his defender. Meanwhile Djordjevic showed a solid three point shooting routine.
This article was contributed by Koen Verbelen.