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Round 3 (Regular Season)

SK Tirana 56% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.25 Rilski
Kumanovo Oct.25 Akademik PL 76%
Levski 2014 Oct.24 Blokotehna 75%
Round 5 (Second Stage): Derby game ends with Levski Sofia's defeat of Rilski Sportist - Mar 26, 2013


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Marko
Marinovic
There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in Balkan League.

The most interesting game of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Bulgaria. The game took place in Samokov where first ranked Levski Sofia won against host Rilski Sportist (4-5) 74-69. Rilski Sportist trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 25-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-74 at the end of the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Rilski Sportist helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) answered with 19 points and 5 assists for Rilski Sportist. Levski Sofia (7-2) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place. Rilski Sportist at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Levski Sofia are looking forward to face Teodo Tivat (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rilski Sportist will play against the league's second-placed Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between third ranked FYR Macedonian Kumanovo 2009 (5-4) and 6th ranked Montenegrin Teodo Tivat (2-7) in Kumanovo ended with biggest points difference. Kumanovo 2009 beat guests from Tivat 96-90. American forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-88, college: Brescia, KY, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Uros Lukovic chipped in 18 points and 12 rebounds. Kumanovo 2009's coach Ljubislav Lukovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Manuel Johnson (201-83, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Kumanovo 2009 maintains third place with 5-4 record having just two points less than leader Kozuv. Teodo Tivat lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Kavala (#5) on the road in the next round. Teodo Tivat will play against the league's leader Levski Sofia and hopes to get back on the winning track.

The most impressive performance of 5th round was 29 points and 7 rebounds by Ivica Dimcevski of Kumanovo.

First Six
Kumanovo - Teodo Tivat 96-90

The game between third ranked FYR Macedonian Kumanovo 2009 (5-4) and 6th ranked Montenegrin Teodo Tivat (2-7) in Kumanovo ended with biggest points difference. Kumanovo 2009 beat guests from Tivat 96-90. The hosts were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 32-20 last quarter charge of Teodo Tivat cut the lead to 96-90 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Teodo Tivat 38-24 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Teodo Tivat was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-88, college: Brescia, KY, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) chipped in 18 points and 12 rebounds. Kumanovo 2009's coach Ljubislav Lukovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Manuel Johnson (201-83, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds and center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-84, agency: BBEH Cokrlija) scored 18 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Kumanovo 2009 maintains third place with 5-4 record having just two points less than leader Kozuv. Teodo Tivat lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Kavala (#5) on the road in the next round. Teodo Tivat will play against the league's leader Levski Sofia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: A.Lee-Ingram 24+12reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 18+12reb+1ast, A.Kostoski 18+1reb+6ast, M.Janevski 14+7reb+1ast, I.Dimcevski 10+3reb+1ast, V.Georgievski 8+1reb
Teodo Tivat: M.Johnson 19+8reb+1ast, A.Radulovic 18+4reb+1ast, S.Djordjevic 17+1reb, S.Subotic 15+3reb+4ast, M.Mijovic 12+2reb+5ast, I.Kunjic 4+1reb
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Rilski Sportist - Levski Sofia 69-74

The most interesting game of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Bulgaria. The game took place in Samokov where first ranked Levski Sofia won against host Rilski Sportist (4-5) 74-69. Rilski Sportist trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 25-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-74 at the end of the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Rilski Sportist helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) answered with 19 points and 5 assists and Serbian-Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 11 points and 6 assists in the effort for Rilski Sportist. Four Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. Levski Sofia (7-2) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place. Rilski Sportist at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Levski Sofia are looking forward to face Teodo Tivat (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rilski Sportist will play against the league's second-placed Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 21+4reb+4ast, M.Pantic 16+6reb+1ast, N.Protic 9+3reb+4ast, Z.Georgiev 8+3reb+1ast, S.Georgiev 6+3reb, P.Ivanov 5+6reb+1ast
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 19+4reb+5ast, T.Gugino 11+5reb, B.Mirkovic 11+4reb+6ast, B.Dupree 10+6reb+1ast, A.Caloiaro 8+11reb, E.Binev 8
gschID: 231549
  




Jay-R
Strowbridge
Jay-R Strowbridge (ex ASS Sale) joins SK Tirana - 4 days ago
Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with 29-year old American point guard Jay-R Strowbridge (183-84kg-88, college: Oregon). He played last season at ASS Sale in Moroccan D1 league. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Part of previous (2015-16) season Strowbridge spent at Apollon in Cypriot Division A where in 7 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he w...   [read more]

Danilo
Mijatovic
Mijatovic's 27 points give him Player of the Week award - 4 days ago
34-year old power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Blokotehna and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. He had the game-high 27 points adding five rebounds for Blokotehna in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team Bashkimi (#6, 0-1) with 22-point margin 93-71. Blokotehna maintains the 2nd position in Balkan League . But it's just the very beginning of the season and...   [read more]

Zlatin
Georgiev
Round 2 of Regular Season - 5 days ago
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Balkan League. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. First defeat ofLevski 2014 (1-1) against Rilski (1-0) 75-62 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski. Levski 2014 managed to win fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Zlatin Georgiev (197-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 poi...   [read more]


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S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 2-0 
 2 Blokotehna 2-0 
 3 Rilski 1-0 
 4 Levski 2014 1-1 
 5 Kumanovo 1-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-1 
 7 Ibar Rozaje 0-2 
 8 SK Tirana 0-2 
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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Endrit HYSENAGOLLI
  SK Ti.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.26.5 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.22.5 
 3. Motley, Bashkimi20.0 
 4. Mijatovic, Blokotehna20.0 
 5. Simic, Ibar Rozaje19.0 
 6. Karadzovski, Kuman.19.0 
 7. Janevski, Kumanovo18.5 
 8. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje18.0 
 9. Veselinov, Levski18.0 
 10. Glavchev, Bloko.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adrian MOTLEY
  Bashkimi
  (196-F-)
  Avg: 11
 1. Motley, Bashkimi11.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.8.0 
 3. Simeonov, Levski8.0 
 4. Maravic, Levski7.0 
 5. Veselinov, Levski6.5 
 6. Alipiev, Levski 20146.5 
 7. Mihaylov, Akademik.6.0 
 8. Hanner, Bashkimi6.0 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.6.0 
 10. Johnson, Akademik.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Filip SIMIC
  Ibar Rozaje
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Simic, Ibar Rozaje7.0 
 2. Mladenovic, Bloko.5.5 
 3. Gruev, Bashkimi5.0 
 4. Georgiev, Rilski4.0 
 5. Karamfilov, Levski4.0 
 6. Wright, Rilski4.0 
 7. Mihaylov, Akademik.3.5 
 8. Karadzovski, Kuman.3.5 
 9. Umipig, Akademik.3.5 
 10. Shima, SK Tirana3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marjan MLADENOVIC
  Bloko.
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mladenovic, Bloko.4.0 
 2. Glavchev, Bloko.3.0 
 3. Abdul-Bassit, SK Ti.2.5 
 4. Jeter, Rilski2.0 
 5. Benjamin, Bloko.2.0 
 6. Kovac, Kumanovo2.0 
 7. Bozov, Rilski2.0 
 8. Georgiev, Rilski2.0 
 9. Zekiqi, Bashkimi2.0 
 10. Karamfilov, Levski2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwayne BENJAMIN
  Bloko.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Benjamin, Bloko.1.5 
 2. Hanner, Bashkimi1.0 
 3. Hasani, SK Tirana1.0 
 4. Georgiev, Rilski1.0 
 5. Zenelaj, Bashkimi1.0 
 6. Gjyzeli, SK Tirana1.0 
 7. Maravic, Levski0.5 
 8. Smith, Akademik PL0.5 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.0.5 
 10. Durchev, Akademik.0.5 
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