KK Feni Industries are the new BIBL champions - Apr 17, 2011
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BIBL, Final game: Feni Indistrija - Rilski Sportist 88-75
Aleksandar Radojevic scored the first 4 points for Rilski, as they held a 2:4 lead 1.30 into the opening quarter. Vladimir Brchkov gave the home side their first lead of the game with a three for 5:4. Dusan Knezevic (207-C-80, agency: BeoExcell) made it to 7:4 with a jumpshot. Darko Sokolov (190-G-86) made a three to extend the teams run to 8:0 and the score was now 10:4. Rileco tied the game at 13:13 after scoring 7 unanswered points with 3.30 left. Slobodan Mihajloski (202-F/C-82) scored 4 points in a row to give Feni a 21:15 lead with 1.15 left. Dimitar Karadjovski set the score at 21:17 after 10 minutes of play.
Feni started the second quarter with a 5:0 run after baskets by Samardziev and Stojanovski. Gjurov gave his team their first double-digit lead 27:17. Samardziev scored another three for 30:17 with 7.30 left. Karadjovski made two free-throws for 30:19, before Samardziev scored his third three-pointer 33:19 The home side led 35:21 with 4.28. Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87) scored a three-pointer for 38:23 with 3.20 left in the half. Rileco managed to drop the difference down to 38:28 which made Emil Rajkovic take a time-out. That was the score after 20 minutes of play.
Darko Sokolov made the lead 41:29, converting an and one play right after Rileco made one FT. Radojevic scored 2/2 from the charity stripe, before Samardziev scored a 2 and a 3 in a row to make it 46:31. Darko Sokolov scored a three with the shot clock expiring, and gave Feni a 49:33 lead with 6.13 to go. Martin Marinov answered with a three of his own for 49:36. Ognen Stojanovski (189-G-85) and Darko Sokolov scored consecutive three-pointers to give Feni their biggest lead so far 57:38 with 3.11 left in the third quarter. Vojdan Stojanovski dropped another three for 60:38, before making it 61:38 with 2 minutes left. After three quarters Feni were up by 22 64:42.
Rileco managed to decrease it down to 64:44 in the start of the last quarter, before Darko Sokolov scored another three for 67:44. That was followed by a 7:0 run by Rilski, including 5 points from Vladimir Mijovic (207-F-84) for 67:51, 7.08 before the end. Ivan Lilov scored a three to make it 67:54, and after that extended the run to 13:0 hitting another three for 67:57. Lilov converted the basket and the foul from long range, scoring his 10th point in a row, decreasing the lead to 67:61. Vojdan Stojanovski scored for 69:61, stopping Rilskis 17:0 run in the last minutes. Feni went ahead 71:62, but Lilov kept Rilski in the game, scoring another five points 71:67 with 2.51 to go. Darko Sokolov and Dusan Knezevic scored the next 7 points 78:67 with 1.54 to go. Feni had an 80:69 lead with 1.11 left, before Martin Marinov made it 80:72 with 1.01 on the clock.Vojdan Stojanovski made it 82:72, but Stanislav Vaklinov made the basket and the foul on the other side (82:75). The final score was settled at 88:75, which made KK Feni Industries the 2011 EUROHOLD Balkan League champions.
Ivan Lilov and Vladimir Mijovic were the only players from Rilski to finish in double digits, scoring respectively 16 and 15.
This was Fenis third participation in the EUROHOLD Balkan League FInal Four, as the previous two times they failed at the semifinals. This time in front of their hometown fans they managed to get the much awaited cup.
Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Kumanovo and Beroe to battle for title - 10 hours ago
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Kumanovo - Peja 86-80 Kumanovo rallied past Peja to snatch a narrow win on aggregate and advance into Final. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was forward Marjan Janevski (203-88) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Bulgarian-FYR Macedonian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Kumanovo players scor... [read more]
Kumanovo rallied past Peja to snatch a narrow win on aggregate and advance into Final. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was forward Marjan Janevski (203-88) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Bulgarian-FYR Macedonian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Kumanovo players scored in double figures. Forward Alban Veseli (202-90) produced 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Noah Dahlman (201-89, college: Wofford) added 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Top scorers: Kumanovo: M.Janevski 21+6reb+2ast, Y.Brown 20+3ast, D.Karadzovski 11+9reb+5ast, M.Pekovic 10+8reb+1ast, R.Pekovic 9+4reb+3ast, S.Zivanovic 9+6reb+2ast Peja: S.Miljanic 21+4reb, N.Dahlman 20+3reb+2ast, A.Veseli 18+7reb+5ast, M.Ahmetbasic 9+5reb+5ast, R.Abramovic 9+4reb+4ast, A.Hajdari 2+3reb
Beroe cruised past Teodo Tivat to sweep the semifinal series. The game without a history. Beroe led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Teodo Tivat's 26 and made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Beroe forced 20 Teodo Tivat turnovers and outrebounded them 41-24 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Teodo Tivat helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi, agency: Two Points) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. DR Congolese forward Omari Gudul (206-94, college: Angelo St., agency: Two Points) chipped in 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Four Beroe players scored in double figures. Milos Popovic (197-98) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and center Radomir Marojevic (207-81) added 9 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Beroe: O.Gudul 23+8reb, A.Jones 22+10reb+2ast, S.Gibson 12+1reb+5ast, B.Raley-Ross 11+4reb+5ast, S.Tesija 9+7reb+1ast, N.Nikolov 6+2ast Teodo Tivat: M.Popovic 26+10reb+1ast, R.Marojevic 9+3reb, M.Djurisic 6+2ast, N.Vucurovic 5+1ast, V.Kaludjerovic 4+2reb+2ast, M.Stanojevic 3+2reb+4ast
The saga that lasted nearly a month is finally over as defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom gets the permission to put Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) to their roster. The experienced Power Forward joined KK Kumanovo 2009 at the start of the season, from KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom, but despite being their best player averaging 18.9ppg and 5.8rpg in Prva Liga and 19.2ppg and 5.0rpg in BIBL the financial problems forced Kumanovo and Mijatovic to part ways. As said before, for Danilo Mijatov... [read more]
The saga that lasted nearly a month is finally over as defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom gets the permission to put Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) to their roster. The experienced Power Forward joined KK Kumanovo 2009 at the start of the season, from KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom, but despite being their best player averaging 18.9ppg and 5.8rpg in Prva Liga and 19.2ppg and 5.0rpg in BIBL the financial problems forced Kumanovo and Mijatovic to part ways. As said before, for Danilo Mijatovic this will be his comeback at KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom where he spent the previous two seasons and managed to win two titles in the league and one title in the Macedonian Cup.
Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Peja and Beroe celebrate wins - 7 days ago
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Peja - Kumanovo 83-79 Peja overcame Kumanovo to take a narrow lead before the return leg. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kumanovo won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Peja looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Montenegrin forward Slobodan Miljanic (201-90, college: Lynn, agency: AproK Sports Group) fired 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Al... [read more]
Peja overcame Kumanovo to take a narrow lead before the return leg. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kumanovo won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Peja looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Montenegrin forward Slobodan Miljanic (201-90, college: Lynn, agency: AproK Sports Group) fired 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Alban Veseli (202-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Four Peja players scored in double figures. American point guard Yonel Brown (175-94, college: Kennesaw St., agency: BeoExcell) produced 33 points (!!!) and forward Marjan Janevski (203-88) added 9 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Kumanovo: Y.Brown 33+1reb+2ast, S.Zivanovic 11+3reb+1ast, M.Janevski 9+12reb+3ast, R.Pekovic 8+5reb+4ast, M.Pekovic 8+2reb+3ast, N.Karakolev 6+2reb+1ast Peja: R.Abramovic 22+2reb+4ast, S.Miljanic 15+8reb+7ast, A.Veseli 14+12reb+4ast, C.Rundles 10+2reb+3ast, J.Skeen 9+11reb+2ast, M.Ahmetbasic 7+1reb+3ast
Beroe upset Teodo Tivat in Montenegro to open victoriously their semifinal campaign. It looked good early as Teodo Tivat took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Beroe had a 26-14 second period charge getting the lead and Teodo Tivat was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-78. Beroe forced 21 Teodo Tivat turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Tihomir Zhelev (193-90) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Milos Popovic (197-98) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds and center Radomir Marojevic (207-81, agency: BeoExcell) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Teodo Tivat. Five Beroe and four Teodo Tivat players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Teodo Tivat: M.Popovic 20+7reb+1ast, R.Marojevic 14+9reb+1ast, N.Vucurovic 10+6reb, M.Stanojevic 10+9ast, M.Djurisic 7+5reb+3ast, P.Kusovac 6+4reb+1ast Beroe: B.Raley-Ross 22+5reb+7ast, P.Aleksiev 12+3ast, T.Zhelev 12+4reb+2ast, T.Tenchev 11+1reb+1ast, O.Gudul 11+4reb+1ast, A.Jones 6+1reb
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