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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Teodo Tivat Oct.25 Kozuv 87%
Beroe 99% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Group B
Sutjeska 71% Oct.26 SK Tirana
Feni Industr 57% Oct.26 Trepca
Round 1: Four games open new season - Oct 18, 2012

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Group A
Galil Gilboa - Djuro Djakovic 66-59

The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 39-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Swingman Amit Simhon (197-89, agency: Ronsport) stepped up and scored 13 points and 5 assists for the winners and point guard Nimrod Tishman (189-91) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Swedish-DR Congolese power forward Brice Massamba (208-88, college: UNLV) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Josip Blajic (192-87) scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Djuro Djakovic will play next round against strong Levski Sofia trying to get back on the winning streak. Galil Gilboa will try to continue on its current victory against Mornar Bar on the road.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: A.Simhon 13+3reb+5ast, N.Tishman 12+7reb+2ast, B.Hunter 11+7reb, K.Hayes 9+7reb+2ast, A.Bier-Katz 6+2reb+1ast, S.Brener 5+1reb+4ast
Djuro Djakovic: B.Massamba 15+8reb+4ast, D.Toroman 12+6reb+2ast, M.Sarlija 11+8reb+1ast, J.Blajic 9+6reb+7ast, M.Batina 8+4reb+1ast, M.Bakovic 4+2reb
gschID: 197928

Kumanovo - Mornar Bar 71-69

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mornar Bar won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Mornar Bar 41-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Kumanovo 2009 brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Mornar Bar was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) nailed 26 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winning side and Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) accounted for 15 points, 16 rebounds and 9 blocks. Four Kumanovo 2009 players scored in double figures. Guard Andrej Pajovic (188-92, college: High School) came up with 14 points and power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Mornar Bar in the defeat. Kumanovo 2009 will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mornar Bar will play at home against Galil Gilboa.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: I.Dimcevski 26+9reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 15+16reb, M.Janevski 13+5reb, A.Kostoski 12+3reb+4ast, D.Stanimirovic 2+3reb+2ast, M.Golubovic 2+1reb
Mornar Bar: A.Pajovic 14+4reb+2ast, M.Sekulovic 12+3reb, M.Djurisic 12+3reb+1ast, M.Damjanovic 10+1reb+1ast, N.Milosevic 9+8reb+2ast, L.Radosavljevic 8+4reb+5ast
gschID: 197927

Group B
Kavala - Rilski Sportist 81-79

A very interesting game took place in Kavala. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of Bulgarian Rilski Sportist (0-1) to Greek Kavala (1-0) 81-79 on Wednesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jeremy Fears (196-85, college: Bradley) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. Canadian-Bosnian guard Nemanja Mitrovic (197-90, college: Portland) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Four Kavala players scored in double figures. Kavala's coach Chris Chougaz used entire bench in such tough game. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) answered with 30 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Braxton Dupree (203-89, college: Towson, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 19 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Rilski Sportist. Kavala's next round opponent will be OKK Beograd at home. Rilski Sportist will play against Kozuv in Gevgelija.
Top scorers:
Kavala: J.Fears 20+1reb+4ast, J.Nunnally 11+3reb+1ast, N.Mitrovic 11+4reb, W.Coleman 10+5reb, C.Stefanidis 7+2reb+4ast, B.Krstevski 6+1reb+1ast
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 30+5reb+2ast, B.Dupree 19+12reb+2ast, H.Zahariev 13+5reb+3ast, T.Gugino 7+3reb, S.Slaveykov 6+5reb, S.Vaklinov 4+3reb
gschID: 197930

OKK Beograd - Kozuv 66-74

Quite upsetting was Serbian OKK Beograd's home defeat in a game versus FYR Macedonian Kozuv 74-66. OKK Beograd trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 25-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-74 at the end of the game. Kozuv forced 21 OKK Beograd turnovers. Bulgarian-FYR Macedonian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 12 points. Montenegrin guard Milorad Sutulovic (196-90) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Ivan Marinkovic (208-93) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kozuv will meet at home Rilski Sportist in the next round. OKK Beograd will play against Kavala.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: D.Karadzovski 17+1reb+4ast, M.Pekovic 12+4reb+2ast, K.Pavlovski 10+2reb+1ast, A.Shterjov 9+5reb+1ast, V.Filipovic 7+3reb+1ast, P.Blazevski 7+3reb
OKK Beograd: M.Sutulovic 16+5reb+2ast, I.Marinkovic 11+5reb+1ast, V.Popovic 9+1reb+1ast, A.Nesovic 8+4reb+2ast, N.Jeftic 8+4reb+1ast, F.Sepa 7+1ast
gschID: 197929

Shane Gibson
Balkan League round 2 best performance: Shane Gibson - 1 day ago

American Guard Shane Gibson (188-G-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Beroe, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 2. The 26-year old player was the main contributor (33 points) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Kozuv (#3, 1-1) 86-80. It allowed Beroe to consolidate first place in the Balkan League. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Beroe won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the sta...   [read more]

Petar Mijovic resigns from Sigal Prishtina - 1 day ago

The Montenegrin coach, Petar Mijovic , has resigned from Sigal Prishtina yesterday. Sigal Prishtina was beaten hardly from Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket at FIBA Europe Cup first round match in Istanbul, which was the fourth defeat in a row for reigning champions of Kosova. Sigal Prishtina is still searching for the first victory in 2016-17 season, after losing from KB Bashkimi Prizren and KB Peja at Kosovan Super league. They have also started with defeat at Balkan League, after...   [read more]

Shane Gibson
Round 2: Kozuv loses to Beroe - 2 days ago

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Balkan League. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of FYR Macedonia Kozuv (1-1) in Gevgelija on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Bulgaria Beroe (2-0) 86-80. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-19. But Kozuv won second period 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the...   [read more]

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Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Beroe 2-0 
 2 Kumanovo 2-0 
 3 Kozuv 1-1 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-1 
 5 Teodo Tivat 0-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-2 
Group B
 1 Peja 1-0 
 2 Sutjeska 1-0 
 3 Feni Industries 1-1 
 4 Trepca 1-1 
 5 SK Tirana 1-1 
 6 Karpos Sokoli 0-2 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
  Avg: 28
 1. Gibson, Beroe28.0 
 2. Trajkovski, Sigal22.0 
 3. Djokovic, Sutjeska21.0 
 4. Ahmetbasic, Peja21.0 
 5. Abramovic, Kozuv20.0 
 6. Johnson, SK Tirana20.0 
 7. Mijatovic, Kuman.19.5 
 8. McNeaill, Kozuv19.5 
 9. Perovic, Sutjeska19.0 
 10. Djurisic, Teodo T.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9
 1. Rhett, Sigal P.9.0 
 2. Djurkovic, Sutjeska9.0 
 3. Gudul, Beroe8.0 
 4. Popovic, Bashkimi8.0 
 5. Nuhanovic, Peja8.0 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.5 
 7. Mijovic, Kozuv7.5 
 8. Gajovic, Sutjeska7.0 
 9. Perovic, Sutjeska7.0 
 10. Hysenagolli, SK T.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola LALIC
  Avg: 9
 1. Lalic, Sutjeska9.0 
 2. Petrovski, Feni I.5.0 
 3. Gajovic, Sutjeska5.0 
 4. Segaric, Beroe5.0 
 5. Stanojevic, Teodo5.0 
 6. Kostovski, Kuman.4.5 
 7. Aleksiev, Beroe4.5 
 8. Wise, Trepca4.5 
 9. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.0 
 10. Reed, Peja4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jayon JAMES
  Avg: 5
 1. James, Sutjeska5.0 
 2. Djurkovic, Sutjeska3.0 
 3. Aleksiev, Beroe3.0 
 4. Tmusic, Bashkimi2.5 
 5. Gudul, Beroe2.5 
 6. Gibson, Beroe2.5 
 7. Nikolov, Beroe2.0 
 8. Gajovic, Sutjeska2.0 
 9. Rugova, Sigal P.2.0 
 10. Hinds, Sigal P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Vujovic, Sutjeska3.0 
 2. Hasani, SK Tirana1.0 
 3. Salic, Sutjeska1.0 
 4. Anastasov, Karpos1.0 
 5. Reed, Peja1.0 
 6. Boskovic, Sutjeska1.0 
 7. Perovic, Sutjeska1.0 
 8. Pekovic, Kumanovo1.0 
 9. Thomas, Sutjeska1.0 
 10. Trajkovski, Sigal1.0 
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