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


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Rakim
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FINAL
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.   




Adam
Mirkovic
Adam Mirkovic (ex Tamis) inks with Feni Industries - 14 hours ago
KK Feni Industries straightened their roster with the addition of 26-year old Serbian Adam Mirkovic (199-G/F-91). The well experienced Swingman spent last season at KK Tamis Pancevo (KLS) where he averaged 10.0ppg and 3.8rpg in 25 games played. Mirkovic started his senior season at KKK Radnicki Kragujevac before moving to KK Jagodina in the 2012/13 season. By managing to average 5.7ppg and 2.4rpg in 13 games played he helped the team to secure a place in A-League for the following season.    [read more]

Staphon
Blair
Feni Industries ink Staphon Balir (ex Crelan Okapi Aalstar) - 14 hours ago
KK Feni Industries (Prva Liga) agreed terms with American forward Staphon Blair (206-F-93, college: Cent.Florida). In his first senior season the 24-year old managed to play in Belgium (Euromillions League) for Crelan Okapi Aalstar. In 31 games played last season he managed to average 2.2ppg and 2.0rpg, not leaving much of an impact in his debut season. Before leaving for overseas basketball, Davis managed to play at Central Florida in NCAA since 2012, while in his last collage season he...   [read more]

Staphon
Blair
Feni Industries ink Staphon Balir (ex Okapi Aalstar) - 14 hours ago
Feni Industies (Prva Liga) agreed terms with American forward Staphon Blair. In his first senior season the 24-year old managed to play in Belgium (Euromillions League) for Okapi Aalstar. In 31 games played last season he managed to average 2.2ppg and 2.0rpg, not leaving much of an impact in his debut season. Before leaving for overseas basketball, Davis managed to play at Centarl Florida in NCAA since 2012, while in his last collage season he averaged 3   [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
 Kenyon MCNEAILL
  Kozuv
  (185-PG-91)
  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
 Endrit HYSENAGOLLI
  SK Ti.
  (206-C-88)
  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
 Milan STANOJEVIC
  Teodo T.
  (183-G-86)
  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.
  (180-PG-92)
  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
  Beroe
  (206-F-93)
  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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