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Amazing Berisha leads Sigal Prishtina to upset win at Zielona Gora

Updated: 5 days ago


Sigal Prishtina captain Dardan Berisha scored five three pointers in the second half to post an unexpected 89-75 road win against Zastal Zielona Gora on Tuesday, December 20, at the Centrum Rekreacyjno sportowe in Zielona Gora, Poland.


Players of the game

Dardan Berisha has a special relationship with the land of the White Eagle.


A shooting guard played at Polonia Warszawa (2008-2010), Anwil Wloclawek (2010-2012) and Kutno (2016-2017).


He was naturalized and represented the Polish national team (2010-2015) until Kosovo received recognition from FIBA.


Berisha returned to Poland to post the first ever ENBL win for Sigal Prishtina.


Captain scored a game high 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field, including a 6-of-10 from the three point line.


Berisha added five rebounds, eight assists and two steals.


His numbers in the second half were especially impressive – 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field.


Berisha made all five three pointers after the break!


Derrick Wilson joined the party with 15 points – 10 of those were posted in the second half.


Marquette standout matched Berisha with eight assists and he registered a team high three steals as well.


Dustin Thomas posted 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field.


A former Arkansas big man grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists.


Brooks Debisschop was solid under the baskets too.


A former Northern Arizona forward contributed with six points, a game high 13 rebounds and two blocks.


Bryce Alford led Zastal Zielona Gora with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field.


A former UCLA standout (2013-2017) shared the ball and dished out four assists.


Jan Wojcik provided a spark from the bench.


Power forward had 16 points on 7-of-9 effort from the field.


Wojcik filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and not a single turnover.


Dušan Kutlešič finished in double figures – Serbian guard/forward scored 10 points.

Key stats

Both teams struggled from the three point line in the first half.


Sigal Prishtina made 3-of-12 attempts compared to 1-of-9 for Zastal.


Dardan Berisha changed the trend and connected all five attempts in the second half.


His teammates joined the shooting party and made 11-of-16 attempts after the break.


Prishtina starters outscored Zielona Gora 75-52.

Game notes

Murat Bilge led Sigal Prishtina to the maiden win in the ENBL as the Kosovar team improved to 1-2.

Sigal Prishtina has a 9-3 record in the Kosovo League, trailing to Berisha`s native Peja (11-1).


Zastal posted seven wins and six losses in the PLK.


Oliver Vidin`s team dropped to 1-2 in the ENBL.

Sigal Prishtina scored 50 points in a loss against Kalev/Cramo and posted 89 points in the next game.

STANDINGS, as of December 20, 2022

Group A

Budivelnyk Kyiv 2-0 (+34)

KB Sigal Prishtina 1-2 (-20)

Zastal Zielona Gora 1-2 (-20)

Kalev/Cramo 1-1 (+6)

Polski Cukier Start Lublin 1-0 (+15)

TalTech Optibet 0-1 (-15)

Šiauliai 0-0


Tie-breaker: Kalev/Cramo 1-1, +6; Sigal Prishtina 1-1, +3; Zastal Zielona Gora 1-1, -9.

SCHEDULE (local time in Poland, GMT+2h)

Tuesday, December 20

Zastal Zielona Gora 75–89 KB Sigal Prishtina

https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2217268/


Wednesday, December 21

18:30 KB Sigal Prishtina – Polski Cukier Start Lublin

https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2217269/


Thursday, December 22

18:30 Polski Cukier Start Lublin – Zastal Zielona Gora

https://fibalivestats.dcd.shared.geniussports.com/u/ENBL/2217270/

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