Union Olimpija secures first title in 8 years

Union Olimpija

There is a new champion of the Slovenia Premier A, but it is a familiar name as Union Olimpija Ljubljana defeated Rogaska in Game 4 of the finals series. The win handed Union Olimpija a 3-1 series victory and brought the club its first Premier A title since 2009.

Despite the barren stretch out of the championship picture, the club remains the winningest in Slovenia and now extends to 16 titles. It also breaks an unwanted record where Union Olimpija lost its last five finals series’.

As for Rogaska, the club must recover from losing its second final in three seasons.

Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Rogaska, 94-78

With home advantage, the former champs knew they could wrap up the title at home. The hosts impressed and eased to victory, but Rogaska made the better start with an 18-20 first quarter. Union Olimpija soon found the momentum in a 24-20 second frame that made it 42-40 through halftime. The hosts dominated the second half, especially the fourth act, using a massive 31 point haul to stroll down the straight.

Brandon Jefferson dropped a game-high 30 points in the win, while Devin Oliver added 18 points. Nikola Jankovic managed 17 points and Gregor Hrovat secured 14 points.

Dee Davis scored just under half of Rogaska’s points as he drained 28 on the night.

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