U16 European Championship: Belarus needs overtime to edge Slovakia - Aug 14, 2013
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Slovakia U16-Belarus U16 70:77 OT
Belarus needs overtime to edge Slovakia at the U16 European Championship in Division B. Belarus won 77:70 and improved to 1-1 record in Group J. Slovakia fell at 0-1 record and will face tomorrow Luxembourg at the Classification Round for 17-22 places. Belarus won the first period 19:13, while Slovakia replied with a 11-5 rally in the second frame. The latter posted a 22-16 run in the third quarter and had 6-point advantage after 3 quarters. Belarus however needed a 25-19 run to tie the score at the end of the fourth period and then won overtime 12-5. Dzmitry Barysionak (198-F-97) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Maksim Liutych (200-F-97) had 14 points and 11 boards. Mikalai Panamarenka (194-F-97) brought 12, whilst Tsimafei Paraliou (200-F-97) shot 11. Robert Kosala (186-G-97) and Juraj Boocz (201-F-97) notched 14 points each, while Lukas Pigliafreddo (198-PF-97) netted 11 in defeat. Patrik Sarna (180-PG-97) followed them with 10 points in a loss.
SBL Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Rieker Komarno and Inter Bratislava record victories - 1 day ago
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Rieker KN - Kosice 93-80 Rieker Komarno overcame Kosice to draw things level at 2-2 in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Rieker KN. Kosice managed to win fourth quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Wayne Langston (201-93, college: Murray St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and Se... [read more]
Rieker Komarno overcame Kosice to draw things level at 2-2 in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Rieker KN. Kosice managed to win fourth quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Wayne Langston (201-93, college: Murray St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and Serbian guard Vuk Djordjevic (193-91) who added 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Serbian guard Stefan Matovic (203-91, agency: BeoExcell) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian power forward Nikola Siladji (208-92) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Rieker KN and five Kosice players scored in double figures. Kosice's coach Richard Lesko rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Kosice: S.Matovic 16+5reb+2ast, N.Siladji 13+7reb+1ast, M.Batka 12+3reb+1ast, M.Ziak 11+1reb+1ast, L.White 10+3reb, R.Pilcevic 6+2reb+4ast Rieker KN: W.Langston 23+11reb+1ast, V.Djordjevic 16+6reb+1ast, F.Halada 15+4reb+3ast, A.Kuffa 13+4reb, F.Cobb 9+1reb+1ast, R.Vido 8+3reb+1ast
Inter Bratislava nipped Prievidza on the road to take 3-1 lead. Prievidza was ahead by 14 points after three quarters before a 23-7 charge of Inter Bratislava, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Prievidza to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Strangely Prievidza outrebounded Inter Bratislava 43-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. Prievidza was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by the former international power forward Radoslav Rancik (205-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: BeoBasket) who scored that evening 22 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90, agency: 011 Sports) supported him with 19 points and 4 assists. Inter Bratislava's coach Oliver Vidin allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by American guard Andre Jones (191-90, college: Winthrop) did not help to save the game for Prievidza. The former international Richard Korner (197-90) added 12 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Five Prievidza players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Prievidza: R.Dramicanin 16+5reb, A.Jones 16+7reb+1ast, R.Korner 12+8reb+2ast, I.Maric 12+8reb+1ast, M.Rostampour 11+7reb, M.Ihring 5+1reb+2ast Inter Bratislava: R.Rancik 22+5reb+1ast, A.Vlahovic 19+3reb+4ast, W.Walker 11+6reb+2ast, T.Mrvis 7+6reb+5ast, N.Barac 6+2reb, A.Radukic 4
Dynamic BG Beograd adds Sedmak to their roster, ex Handlova - 6 days ago
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Dynamic BG Beograd (KLS) added to their roster 32-year old Slovakian ex-international power forward Peter Sedmak (207-111kg-85, agency: 011 Sports). He started the season at Handlova in Slovakian SBL league. In 45 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3apg this season. The last season Sedmak played at Banijas (D1) in UAE league. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Slovakian League championship title in 2013. Sedmak was also voted Euro... [read more]
Dynamic BG Beograd (KLS) added to their roster 32-year old Slovakian ex-international power forward Peter Sedmak (207-111kg-85, agency: 011 Sports). He started the season at Handlova in Slovakian SBL league. In 45 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3apg this season. The last season Sedmak played at Banijas (D1) in UAE league. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Slovakian League championship title in 2013. Sedmak was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2012. He represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: Score-5 (17.5ppg), 5.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 17.2%, FT: 73.3%. Sedmak's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia. Sedmak has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Balkan) and Czech Republic (USK Praha, Novy Jicin, BK Decin and MMCITE Brno).
Anton Gavel selected the top Slovakian playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago
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We bring you last week's top performances from Slovakians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Anton Gavel (189-84). He contributed to a Bayern Muenchen's victory against the seventh-ranked EWE Baskets in the German BBL in Saturday night's game.
We bring you last week's top performances from Slovakians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.
#1. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Anton Gavel (189-84, currently plays in Germany). He contributed to a Bayern Muenchen's victory against the seventh-ranked EWE Baskets (16-14) 90-83 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game.
Gavel scored 7 points, made 7 passes and 3 steals in 22 minutes on the court.
FC Bayern Muenchen (27-3) is placed third in the BBL.
It was his team's 17th consecutive victory in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Gavel averages: 5.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 44.7%, 3FGP: 31.7% and FT: 81.3% in 30 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Slovakian and German.
Gavel played for the Slovakian senior national team five years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Michael Fusek (221-95, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Belgium). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Spirou Charleroi (14-16) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Fusek's good performance Spirou Charleroi was badly defeated 82-66 on the road by the higher-ranked Limburg United (#6).
He scored 13 points, had 8 rebounds and made 3 blocks.
It's Fusek's first season with the team.
Fusek's overall stats this year are: 3.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 2FGP: 73.0%(27-37) and FT: 66.7%.
He is in the roster of the Slovakian senior national team.
#3. The Slovakian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international small forward Dusan Pandula (196-84, currently plays in Czech Republic). Pandula led BK Pardubice to a victory over the leader Basketbal Svitavy (16-16) crushing them 90-62 in the Czech Republic NBL on Saturday night.
He was MVP of the game. Pandula scored 16 points and added 4 assists in a mere 18 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. BK JIP Pardubice (23-8) is placed second.
Pandula has relatively good stats this year: 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.6apg, 3FGP: 39.3% and FT: 73.1% in 18 games.
He played for the Slovakian national team five years ago.
#4. Point guard Roman Marko (194-86, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to help Basketbal Svitavy (16-16) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Marko's very good performance the first-placed Basketbal Svitavy (16-16) was defeated 70-62 in Pardubice by the second-ranked BK Pardubice in the Places 7-12 group.
He was the second best scorer with 15 points.
Marko's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 6.1apg and 1.3spg.
He used to play for the Slovakian national team
back in 2013.
#5. U18 international power forward Milan Szabo (204-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for BK Prostejov B (11-14) in their game against USK Praha B (14-11) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division).
Szabo recorded 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 26 minutes.
BK Prostejov B (#3) lost 54-60 in Praha to the leading USK B in the Places 13-20 group.
It was BK Prostejov B's third consecutive loss in a row.
His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial.
This year Szabo has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1bpg and 1.5spg in 17 games.
He plays currently for the Slovakian U18 national team.
The list of other players, who all have Slovakian passport but never been selected to any of Slovakian national teams:
#1. Experienced Stefan Svitek (203-C/F-77, currently plays in Luxembourg). Svitek could not help Basket Esch (17-12) to beat Racing (26-3).
He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Basket Esch was edged 79-76 at home by the leading Racing in the Playdowns 1 group.
It was Basket Esch's first loss after eight consecutive victories.
There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical.
Svitek is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his seventh year in Basket Esch's roster.
Svitek's overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg and 6.1rpg.
#2.Peter Majerik (207-C-85, currently plays in Czech Republic) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Sokol Slapanice (2-8) 102-87 in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division) in Friday night's game.
He recorded 6 points in only 9 minutes.
Sokol Hradec Kralove (9-1) is placed first in Places 1-6 group.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Majerik is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Sokol Hradec Kralove's roster.
Majerik has reliable stats this season: 10.2ppg and 4.8rpg in 12 games he played so far.
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