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Round 2 (Regular Season)

Beroe Oct.18 Levski 2014 96%
Blokotehna 97% Oct.18 Bashkimi
Akademik PL 99% Oct.17 SK Tirana
Kumanovo 57% Oct.17 Ibar Rozaje
Round 3: Kumanovo 2009 loses to Galil Gilboa - Oct 31, 2012


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Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and extra overtimes.

Group A
Galil Gilboa - Kumanovo 81-61

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of FYR Macedonian Kumanovo 2009 (1-1) on the court of leader Israeli Galil Gilboa on Wednesday night. Visitors were rolled over by Galil Gilboa 81-61. The game was mostly controlled by Galil Gilboa. Kumanovo 2009 managed to win second period 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Galil Gilboa dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Kumanovo 2009's 24. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Kumanovo 2009's players. The best player for the winners was American forward Brandon Hunter (201-80, college: Ohio) who scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Center Yaniv Green (204-80, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds. Four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who recorded 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) added 16 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Galil Gilboa will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kumanovo 2009 will play at home against Djuro Djakovic in Slavonski Brod and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: J.Smith 19+1reb+1ast, B.Hunter 14+8reb, A.Simhon 14+4reb+2ast, D.Yavzuri 12+2reb+4ast, Y.Green 8+11reb+3ast, A.Bier-Katz 5+4reb+1ast
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 25+5reb+4ast, U.Lukovic 16+11reb, V.Georgievski 7+2reb+1ast, M.Janevski 7+5reb, I.Dimcevski 3+4reb+1ast, M.Mladenovic 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197935


Djuro Djakovic - Mornar Bar 85-79 OT

Djuro Djakovic opened win count in the new season. They held off Mornar Bar in overtime at home court. Sarlija came up with 20 points to lead the winners. Batina accounted for 16 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds for teh home side. Pajovic answered with 21 points for Mornar Bar as they slipped at 0-3 record.
Top scorers:
Djuro Djakovic: M.Sarlija 20+6reb+2ast, M.Batina 16+7reb+8ast, M.Bakovic 15+7reb, P.Zivkovic 14+3reb+1ast, B.Massamba 10+5reb+2ast, M.Kljaic 8+4reb+3ast
Mornar Bar: A.Pajovic 21+1reb+1ast, L.Radosavljevic 12+3reb+4ast, N.Rondovic 12+4reb, M.Damjanovic 10+1reb+2ast, M.Sekulovic 9+9reb, N.Ivanovic 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197934


Group B
Teodo Tivat - OKK Beograd 80-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with Serbian OKK Beograd's (0-3) road loss to Montenegrin Teodo Tivat (1-0) 70-80 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Teodo Tivat. OKK Beograd was better in fourth quarter 25-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-84) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Center Savo Djikanovic (211-75, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Teodo Tivat players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Bosnian-Serbian forward Nikola Jeftic (202-85) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Ivan Marinkovic (208-93) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively. OKK Beograd's coach Srdjan Jekovic rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Teodo Tivat will face Kozuv in Gevgelija in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. OKK Beograd will play on the road against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Teodo Tivat: A.Radulovic 18+13reb+1ast, M.Mijovic 16+4reb+5ast, S.Djikanovic 16+11reb+4ast, S.Tepavcevic 13+1reb+2ast, I.Kunjic 11+4reb+2ast, M.Johnson 6+6reb
OKK Beograd: N.Jeftic 13+11reb, I.Marinkovic 11+7reb, M.Sutulovic 9+1ast, V.Popovic 8+3reb+1ast, F.Sepa 8+2reb, A.Nesovic 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 197936


Kozuv - Kavala 79-74

There was a small surprise in Gevgelija where FYR Macedonian Kozuv (2-1) defeated Greek Kavala (2-1) 79-74 on Tuesday. Kavala trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 21-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-79 at the end of the game. Kavala was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) who scored 25 points. Center Aleksandar Shterjov (208-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Kozuv players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Christoforos Stefanidis (184-80) who recorded 19 points (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and Canadian-Bosnian guard Nemanja Mitrovic (197-90, college: Portland) added 15 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kozuv will face Teodo Tivat (#8) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: M.Pekovic 25+3reb, A.Shterjov 15+8reb, V.Filipovic 11+5reb, D.Karadzovski 10+5reb+6ast, D.Radulovic 8+3reb+1ast, S.Bozovic 5+6reb+1ast
Kavala: C.Stefanidis 19+4reb+2ast, N.Mitrovic 15+4reb+1ast, B.Krstevski 11+8reb, S.Iliev 8+5reb, P.Velissariou 7+3reb+2ast, D.Kalampakas 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 197937
  




Dwayne
Benjamin
Dwayne Benjamin claims Balkan League weekly honour - 4 days ago
American Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Blokotehna and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. The 24-year old forward had the game-high 25 points adding nine rebounds for Blokotehna in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team SK Tirana (#8, 0-1) with 32-point margin 100-68. Thanks to this victory Blokotehna moved-up to the 2nd position in Balkan League....   [read more]

Veselin
Veselinov
Round 1: Kumanovo lose to Levski 2014 - 5 days ago
The Regular Season in Balkan League just started. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of FYR Macedonian Kumanovo (0-1) in Sofia on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Bulgarian Levski 2014 (1-0) 85-78. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-25. But Kumanovo won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski 2014 made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Lev...   [read more]

Vladimir
Brckov
Vladimir Brckov (ex Strumica) is a newcomer at Tirana - 14 days ago
Defending champion Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) inked FYR Macedonian national member Vladimir Brckov (200-F-89, agency: BeoBasket). The 28-year old Small forward spent the previous season at KK Strumica (Prva Liga) where he averaged 9.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.0apg in 18 games played. Brckov started the 2015-16 season at KK Kozuv AD Gevgelija where he played in two competitions. He averaged 11.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg in 29 games in Prva Liga, as well as 10.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.3apg in 14 games in...   [read more]


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S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 1-0 
 2 Blokotehna 1-0 
 3 Levski 2014 1-0 
 4 Bashkimi 0-0 
 5 Beroe 0-0 
 6 Ibar Rozaje 0-1 
 7 Kumanovo 0-1 
 8 SK Tirana 0-1 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Endrit HYSENAGOLLI
  SK Ti.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 33
 1. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.33.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.25.0 
 3. Veselinov, Levski23.0 
 4. Glavchev, Bloko.21.0 
 5. Felec, Ibar Rozaje18.0 
 6. Maravic, Levski18.0 
 7. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje17.0 
 8. Bachev, Akademik.17.0 
 9. Miljkovic, Kumanovo17.0 
 10. Mihaylov, Akademik.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Veselin VESELINOV
  Levski
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 9
 1. Veselinov, Levski9.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.9.0 
 3. Alipiev, Levski 20149.0 
 4. Maravic, Levski7.0 
 5. Miljkovic, Kumanovo7.0 
 6. Mihaylov, Akademik.7.0 
 7. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.7.0 
 8. Abdul-Bassit, SK Ti.6.0 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.6.0 
 10. Simeonov, Levski6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gerti SHIMA
  SK Tirana
  (204-PF-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Shima, SK Tirana5.0 
 2. Mihaylov, Akademik.5.0 
 3. Nurkovic, Ibar R.5.0 
 4. Mladenovic, Bloko.5.0 
 5. Felec, Ibar Rozaje4.0 
 6. Umipig, Akademik.4.0 
 7. Alipiev, Levski 20144.0 
 8. Milov, Levski 20144.0 
 9. Kovacevic, Ibar R.4.0 
 10. Ramme, Kumanovo3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Goran GLAVCHEV
  Bloko.
  (191-G-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Glavchev, Bloko.5.0 
 2. Mladenovic, Bloko.4.0 
 3. Benjamin, Bloko.4.0 
 4. Kovac, Kumanovo3.0 
 5. Miljkovic, Kumanovo2.0 
 6. Shima, SK Tirana2.0 
 7. Karakolev, Kuman.2.0 
 8. Veselinov, Levski2.0 
 9. Milov, Levski 20142.0 
 10. Alipiev, Levski 20142.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nemanja MILJKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 1
 1. Miljkovic, Kumanovo1.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.1.0 
 3. Ramme, Kumanovo1.0 
 4. Hasani, SK Tirana1.0 
 5. Gjyzeli, SK Tirana1.0 
 6. Maravic, Levski1.0 
 7. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje0.0 
 8. Janevski, Kumanovo0.0 
 9. Smith, Akademik PL0.0 
 10. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.0.0 
Player of the Week

 Dwayne Benjamin
  Blokotehna
  ( 201-F-93 )
  
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