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Amazing Berisha leads Sigal Prishtina to upset win at Zielona Gora

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

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

Wednesday, December 21

18:30 KB Sigal Prishtina – Polski Cukier Start Lublin

Thursday, December 22

18:30 Polski Cukier Start Lublin – Zastal Zielona Gora


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