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Round 6 of Second Stage. Semifinalists are set - Apr 4, 2013


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Vukota Pavic
The Second Stage in Balkan League just ended.

The most interesting game of round 6 was only one-point a home defeat of 4th ranked Serbian OKK Beograd (3-9) to third ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (4-8) 84-83 in the game for the third place. The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 1 point. Mornar Bar outrebounded OKK Beograd 44-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Center Vukota Pavic (203-93) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian forward Lazar Radosavljevic (204-91, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Mornar Bar's coach Mihailo Pavicevic used entire bench in such tough game. The best for the losing side was guard Vuk Malidzan (193-88) with a triple-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and 6 steals. Mornar Bar have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position in Group D with 4-8 record having nine points less than leader Levski Sofia. OKK Beograd at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost.
Important game to mention about took place in Rosh Pina. Third ranked Bulgarian Rilski Sportist (8-6) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging second-best Israeli Galil Gilboa (10-4) 85-84 on Thursday evening. Stanislav Vaklinov (206-89, agency: Interperformances) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Hristo Zahariev supported him with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Even 32 points and 6 assists by American point guard Kenny Hayes (188-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Galil Gilboa. Rilski Sportist maintains third position in Group C with 8-6 record having just three points less than leader Levski Sofia. Galil Gilboa at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost.
Very significant was FYR Macedonian Kozuv's (#1, 7-5) victory against second-best Croatian Djuro Djakovic (5-7) 75-62. The best player for the winners was Slobodan Bozovic who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Marino Sarlija who recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Kozuv maintains first position in Group D with 7-5 record. Djuro Djakovic lost third consecutive game. They keep the second place with seven games lost.
Balkan League top team - Bulgarian Levski Sofia (11-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Montenegrin Teodo Tivat (5-9) 88-72. It was a good game for Marko Marinovic who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levski Sofia maintains first position in Group C with 11-3 record. Teodo Tivat at the other side dropped to the bottom place with nine games lost.
The game in Kavala supposed to be also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers FYR Macedonian Kumanovo 2009 (7-7) played at the court of fifth ranked Greek Kavala (6-8). Kavala smashed Kumanovo 2009 95-62 on Thursday. Kieron Achara scored 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Kavala's coach Angelos Koronios felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. Kavala maintains fifth position in Group C with 6-8 record. Loser Kumanovo 2009 keeps the fourth place with seven games lost.

First Six
Galil Gilboa - Rilski Sportist 84-85

Important game to mention about took place in Rosh Pina. Third ranked Bulgarian Rilski Sportist (8-6) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging second-best Israeli Galil Gilboa (10-4) 85-84 on Thursday evening. Galil Gilboa was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 25-20 charge of Rilski Sportist, which allowed them to win the game. Rilski Sportist had a 34-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Stanislav Vaklinov (206-89, agency: Interperformances) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Hristo Zahariev (197-90) supported him with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. Even 32 points and 6 assists by American point guard Kenny Hayes (188-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Galil Gilboa. His fellow American import guard Rakim Sanders (193-89, college: Fairfield) added 24 points and 13 rebounds. Rilski Sportist maintains third position in Group C with 8-6 record having just three points less than leader Levski Sofia. Galil Gilboa at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: H.Zahariev 19+5reb+1ast, T.Smith 16+4reb+5ast, S.Vaklinov 15+10reb, T.Gugino 11+10reb+2ast, A.Caloiaro 11+6reb+2ast, E.Binev 6+2reb
Galil Gilboa: K.Hayes 32+2reb+6ast, R.Sanders 24+13reb+2ast, J.Smith 17+4reb+8ast, M.Watt 8+8reb+1ast, J.Szuchman 3+3reb+1ast, A.Abramovich 0+2reb
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Kavala - Kumanovo 95-62

The game in Kavala supposed to be also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers FYR Macedonian Kumanovo 2009 (7-7) played at the court of fifth ranked Greek Kavala (6-8). Kavala smashed Kumanovo 2009 95-62 on Thursday. The game without a history. Kavala led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Kumanovo 2009's 26. It was a great shooting night for Kavala especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 64.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Kumanovo 2009's players. Scottish-Nigerian Kieron Achara (208-83, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points) scored 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Nigerian-American guard David Tairu (191-86, college: Texas Tech, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. Tairu is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Kavala players scored in double figures. Kavala's coach Angelos Koronios felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-88, college: Brescia, KY, agency: Beo Basket) with 19 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) scored 7 points and 11 rebounds. Kavala maintains fifth position in Group C with 6-8 record. Loser Kumanovo 2009 keeps the fourth place with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Kavala: K.Achara 20+7reb+1ast, D.Tairu 16+1reb+4ast, G.Arbet 13+3reb+1ast, P.Velissariou 10, W.Coleman 10+6reb+2ast, S.Panos 9+3reb+2ast
Kumanovo: A.Lee-Ingram 19+6reb+3ast, M.Janevski 11+2reb, D.Mikic 8+4reb, U.Lukovic 7+11reb+1ast, A.Kostoski 5+1reb+2ast, M.Mladenovic 5+3ast
gschID: 231551


Teodo Tivat - Levski Sofia 72-88

Balkan League top team - Bulgarian Levski Sofia (11-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Montenegrin Teodo Tivat (5-9) 88-72. It looked good early as Teodo Tivat took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Levski Sofia had a 18-12 second period charge getting the lead and Teodo Tivat was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-88. They outrebounded Teodo Tivat 40-27 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 4 assists. Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Srdjan Subotic (195-88) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Manuel Johnson (201-83, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Teodo Tivat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levski Sofia maintains first position in Group C with 11-3 record. Teodo Tivat at the other side dropped to the bottom place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 30+3reb+4ast, M.Pantic 17+12reb+2ast, P.Ivanov 13+4reb+2ast, N.Protic 12+3reb+5ast, D.Dimitrov 9+10reb+1ast, V.Petkov 3+1reb+1ast
Teodo Tivat: R.Pekic 14+1reb+1ast, S.Subotic 13+7reb+2ast, A.Radulovic 12+4reb+1ast, M.Johnson 11+7reb+2ast, S.Djordjevic 10+3reb, M.Mijovic 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 231552


Last Four
OKK Beograd - Mornar Bar 83-84

The most interesting game of round 6 was only one-point a home defeat of 4th ranked Serbian OKK Beograd (3-9) to third ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (4-8) 84-83 in the game for the third place. The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 1 point. Mornar Bar outrebounded OKK Beograd 44-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Center Vukota Pavic (203-93) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian forward Lazar Radosavljevic (204-91, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Mornar Bar players scored in double figures. Mornar Bar's coach Mihailo Pavicevic used entire bench in such tough game. The best for the losing side was guard Vuk Malidzan (193-88) with a triple-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and 6 steals and power forward Ivan Marinkovic (208-93) scored 28 points and 8 rebounds. Mornar Bar have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position in Group D with 4-8 record having nine points less than leader Levski Sofia. OKK Beograd at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: V.Pavic 24+13reb, L.Radosavljevic 19+8reb+5ast, S.Tosic 15+2reb+1ast, M.Damjanovic 10+8reb+6ast, M.Mikovic 8+4reb, A.Pajovic 4+4reb+5ast
OKK Beograd: I.Marinkovic 28+8reb, V.Malidzan 21+13reb+12ast, O.Ivanovic 17+1reb+5ast, M.Pavlovic 8+7reb+1ast, M.Sutulovic 4+1reb+1ast, P.Dimitrijevic 3+2ast
gschID: 231561


Kozuv - Djuro Djakovic 75-62

Very significant was FYR Macedonian Kozuv's (#1, 7-5) victory against second-best Croatian Djuro Djakovic (5-7) 75-62. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-62. Kozuv forced 20 Djuro Djakovic turnovers. The best player for the winners was Serbian power forward Slobodan Bozovic (207-79) who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Serbian point guard Igor Mijajlovic (193-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 13 points. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Marino Sarlija (207-89) who recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Croatian swingman Marko Batina (198-86) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Kozuv maintains first position in Group D with 7-5 record. Djuro Djakovic lost third consecutive game. They keep the second place with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: S.Bozovic 18+7reb, I.Mijajlovic 13+2reb+2ast, V.Filipovic 11+4reb, D.Radulovic 9+1reb, S.Hadzivasilev 7+2reb+1ast, M.Pekovic 6+1reb+1ast
Djuro Djakovic: M.Sarlija 18+5reb+5ast, M.Batina 14+5reb+4ast, T.Petani 11+3reb+2ast, M.Karlovic 8+4reb, P.Zivkovic 6+1reb+1ast, T.Brnas 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 231560
  




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Predrag
Pajic
Predrag Pajic stays at Feni Industries - 6 days ago
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Derek Wright
Derek Wright (ex Fribourg) signs at Rilski - 9 days ago
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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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