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Galil Gilboa beat Levski to defend the title - Apr 21, 2013

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Galil Gilboa - Levski Sofia 87-79
Balkan League fans got the sense of deja-vu when Galil Gilboa defended their Balkan League title tonight. They prevailed against Levski Sofia in overtime drama almost copying the last seasons title game scenario. Rakim Sanders (193-G-89, college: Fairfield) stepped up with 30 points and 17 rebounds to pace the winners to the second straight Balkan League trophy. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Galil Gilboa eked out an 18:17 lead after ten minutes. But Levski took over in the second frame. The Bulgarian powerhouse went on a 24:15 rally in the second quarter to ensure a 41:33 halftime lead. Galil Gilboa narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Israeli team got within 6 points at the third break. Galil Gilboa pulled in front on a jumper from Yaniv Green (206-C-80, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) midway through the fourth frame. Levski rebounded and entered the final 27 seconds of regulation up by two points 63:61. But Yaniv Green went perfect from the line and sent the game into overtime. Now Galil Gilboa were closer to the victory as they led by as many as four points with 42 seconds remaining in the extra period. But Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) hit four free throws in the remaining seconds to force the second overtime. This time Galil Gilboa used an 11:0 rally to clear off for good and triumphed at the end. Yaniv Green delivered 16 points, while Jamar Smith (191-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: S.Indiana) contributed 14 points for the winners. Marko Marinovic answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Levski. Mladen Pantic added 17 points in the losign effort.
3-4 Place
Kumanovo - Rilski Sportist 77-85
Rilski Sportist claimed the Balkan League Bronze. They held off Kumanovo in Samokov to step onto the pedestal. Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) stepped off the bench to topscore with 25 points and 6 boards for the winners. Kumanovo enjoyed a slim 23:22 lead after the opening quarter. But Rilski took over in the second frame. The hosts went on a 25:16 run to ensure a 47:39 halftime advantage. Kumanovo tried to change the complexion of the encounter in the third quarter. The Macedonian team got within 4 points at the final intermission. But it was not enough. Rilski fired 22 points in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) had 14 points and 10 assists, while Terry Smith added 14 points for the winners. Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) answered with 23 points and 8 rebounds for Kumanovo. Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-F-88, agency: Beo Basket, college: Brescia, KY) had 22 points and 12 boards in the loss.   

Beroe capture maiden title - 12 days ago
Kumanovo - Beroe 73-77 Beroe celebrated Balkan League title. The Bulgarian side upset Kumanovo on the road to sweep the championship series. Kumanovo was trailing by 16 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of Beroe, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) who scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward A...   [read more]

Shane Gibson
Shane Gibson is MVP of the season at BIBL - 18 days ago
American shooting guard of Beroe, Shane Gibson, is dhe MVP of the Balkan League for 2016-2017 season. With average of 17.2 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per age and 3.2 assists per game, Gibson took the award before the final match of the Balkan League. He was one of the main players of Beroes great season in Balkan League, while he had recorded 33 points in his best scoring match of this season   [read more]

Shane Gibson
Beroe breeze past Kumanovo in Finals opener - 19 days ago
Beroe - Kumanovo 84:55 Beroe made a huge leap towards Balkan League title. They stunned visiting Kumanovo in the championship series opener. Shane Gibson (188-G-90, college: Sacred Heart) delivered 25 points and 8 rebounds to pace the Bulgarian team. Beroe raced off to a 20:12 lead ten minutes into the game. The Bulgarian team maintained the pressure throughout the second term. The hosts accumulated a massive 46:25 halftime advantage. Beroe kept Kumanovo at bay throughout the second hal...   [read more]

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Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 5-1 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-4 
 4 Sutjeska 2-4 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 3 Peja 3-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 20.8
 1. McNeaill, Kozuv20.8 
 2. Mijatovic, Kuman.19.2 
 3. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.17.1 
 4. Mijovic, Kozuv16.8 
 5. Gibson, Beroe16.8 
 6. Veseli, Peja16.5 
 7. Hinds, Sigal P.14.9 
 8. Salic, Sutjeska14.5 
 9. Hajrizi, Sigal P.14.3 
 10. Labovic, Karpos S.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  SK Ti.
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.9.7 
 2. Mijovic, Kozuv8.4 
 3. Skeen, Peja6.8 
 4. Djekic, Feni I.6.4 
 5. Janevski, Kumanovo6.4 
 6. Sharabidze, Feni I.6.4 
 7. Veseli, Peja6.3 
 8. Gudul, Beroe6.2 
 9. Jones, Beroe6.2 
 10. Dahlman, Peja6.1 
Assists Per Game
  Teodo T.
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Stanojevic, Teodo T.6.1 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.3 
 3. Raley-Ross, Beroe5.0 
 4. Tillotson, Peja4.9 
 5. Wise, Trepca4.3 
 6. Petrovski, Feni I.4.3 
 7. Rundles, Peja4.1 
 8. Djurisic, Teodo Tivat3.9 
 9. Scott, Trepca3.9 
 10. Aleksiev, Beroe3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jabarie HINDS
  Sigal P.
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 2. Hajrizi, Sigal P.2.2 
 3. Gibson, Beroe1.9 
 4. James, Sutjeska1.9 
 5. Jones, Beroe1.7 
 6. McNeaill, Kozuv1.7 
 7. Rundles, Peja1.6 
 8. Stanojevic, Teodo T.1.6 
 9. Veseli, Peja1.6 
 10. Tmusic, Bashkimi1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Jones, Beroe1.2 
 2. Krstevski, Kozuv0.8 
 3. Rugova, Sigal P.0.7 
 4. Gudul, Beroe0.7 
 5. Skeen, Peja0.6 
 6. Zekovic, Karpos S.0.6 
 7. Reed, Peja0.6 
 8. Kusovac, Teodo T.0.6 
 9. Djurasovic, Kozuv0.6 
 10. Djekic, Feni I.0.5 

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