basketball

Ylli wins in Suhareka, the champion is decided on Thursday in "Minatori"

Kb STAR

Golden Eagle Ylli won on Sunday in Suharekë and tied the score at 2:2 in the final playoff series in the Kosovo Super League in basketball.

Ylli defeated Trepca with a score of 75:71. The match was very strong and very dramatic. And in the end, the locals celebrated.

The champion of Kosovo in basketball is scheduled for Thursday at "Minatori" in Mitrovica, in the fifth and decisive match. Thursday's match starts at 19:00.

Trepca showed more in the first half and went into the long break with a lead of four points, 33:29. The first quarter ended 15:13 for Mitrovica, while the second 18:16.

The big return was made in the third quarter, which Ylli won 20:13. However, the difference after the third quarter was only three points, 49:46.

In the fourth quarter, the Suharekas were separated by up to 12 points, 64:52 and 66:54. Trepça managed to get close, but without jeopardizing the victory of Golden Eagle Yllit, who had trouble with personal fouls of the players. In the end, the difference was only four points, 75:71.

Alonzo Verge Jr. was again an enigma for the Trepca team. The fast finisher finished the game with 27 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Jalen Nesbitt had the best statistics in Ylli, who finished the game with 15 points and nine rebounds. Nate Grimes contributed 11 points and six rebounds.

Valon Bunjaku made a valuable contribution, especially in the last minutes. He finished the game with six points and four rebounds, but helped a lot in defense and organization of attacks.

In Trepça, the best again was Kevin Capers with 17 points, five rebounds and six assists. Dardan Kapiti had 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Darnell Edge finished the game with 15 points, six rebounds and four assists. But the biggest contribution of others was missing and thus only the fifth game will determine the champion.

Trepça will have ardent support from the fans on Thursday at her home. Mitrovica are looking for their fifth title. They won the fourth title exactly 12 years ago. Meanwhile, Ylli is looking for the third title. He won the first two titles in 2021 and 2022. The gym in Suhareka was packed with spectators on Sunday. The support for Ylli, but also for Trepca, was great. The party in the end, however, went to those who were in the majority, the Ylli fans.


Trepca in the lead after the first half

Trepca is leading by four points after the first half of the match against Golden Eagle Yllit in Suhareka. 

After 20 minutes of play, the score is 33:29 in favor of the mitrovicas team.

The "13 June" gym is overflowing with spectators for the fourth game of the final playoff series in the Kosovo Superleague in basketball.

With the victory, Trepça is declared champion. Mitrovica won the first quarter with a score of 15:13 and the second quarter with a score of 18:16.