The Argentines were once again important for the Serbian team, which beat Olimpija from Slovenia, on date 16 of the Adriatic League, the second most important competition in European basketball.
Luca Vildoza y Facundo Campazzo they shone in the triumph of Red Star as local before Olympia of Slovenia, for the 16th date of the Adriatic League, the second most important competition in European basketball, which brings together the best teams from the Balkan countries. The Argentinian duo, headline, was key for the Serbian team to win by 100 a 95 in a very even match and added his tenth consecutive victory in the contest. And the man from Mar del Plata also scored an impressive triple, from midfield.
It was about the end of the first half. The Ghanaian power forward Ben Bentil he grabbed a rebound in the paint, after a failed 3-point attempt from Olimpija, and handed the ball to Vildoza. The Argentine received it, with just a couple of seconds on the scoreboard, and when he reached halfway court, he connected a shot that went comfortably into the ring, so that his team went to rest 55-49 up.
Campazzo also showed his magic on the parquet of the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall from Belgrade. One of the most applauded appearances by the Cordoba native occurred in the final minute of the opening quarter, when he stole a ball from the edge of the line of three from his own hoop, crossed the entire field and, after penetrating, slipping through several rivals, hit a double, almost falling, for the partial 22-20.
Campazzo, with a past in Dallas y Denver on the NBAwas on the court for 28 minutes and finished with 19 points (4-7 in doubles, 3-8 in triples and 2-2 in free throws), 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Meanwhile, Vildoza, former player of Milwaukeeplayed 26 minutes and closed his production with 15 points (2-2 in doubles, 3-8 in triples and 2-2 in free throws), 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
In the Serbian team they enjoyed the good connection on the field between the two Argentines, responsible for several beautiful plays and great figures of the match, together with the Croatian Ognjen Dobrićwho did not miss a single shot in the entire match: he made 3-3 doubles and 4-4 triples, to total 18 points.
With the victory, Red Star climbed to second place in the standings, which it occupies with 29 points and a 14-1 record. The leader is Partisanalso from Belgrade, with 30 points and one more game (14-2).
The next commitment of the Argentine team in the tournament will be on Sunday as a visitor against FMPanother of the teams from the Serbian capital.
Red Star is one of the great powers of the Adriatic League. Together with Partizan, he is one of the greatest historical winners, with six titles each. Those six crowns were won in the last seven editions. He shouted champion in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17; came second, behind Future, from Montenegro, in 2017/18; and basted a new triplet between the 2018/19 and 2021/22 seasons (2019/20 was canceled due to the pandemic).