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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
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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
  




Mirko Kovac
Kumanovo sign Mirko Kovac (ex Timba Timisoara) - 1 day ago
KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) straightened their roster with the addition of 34-year old Serbian forward Mirko Kovac (199-F-83). The well experienced Kovac played last season at BC Timba Timisoara in Liga Nationala, the side he joined in February 2017. In the season before that (2015-16) he played at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (Greece-A1), but only averaged 1.3ppg, and 1.8rpg in 4 games. His experience in Romania goes to BCM U Pitesti as well where he played 26 games in the 2014/15 season wher...   [read more]
Newcomer to SIGAL UNIQA Balkan League - 5 days ago
In the end of the working week, the Montenegrin Basketball Federation officially confirmed KK Ibar Rozaje as the 1st representative of their country in season 2017-2018 of BIBL. The club expressed desires to join the competition earlier during the summer and as preparation times have begun, their participation is now fact. KK Ibar Rozaje was founded in 1981 during the period of the former Yugoslavian basketball   [read more]

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Terry Whisnant joins Beroe - 7 days ago
BC Beroe (NBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Terry Whisnant (190-84kg-92, college: E.Carolina). He has played for the last two seasons at Iowa Energy (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 45 games he had 9.5ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.0apg last season. Two years ago Whisnant was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in fourth round (65th overall). The former East Carolina University staris in his third season in pro basketball. Whisnant won ACC Tournament in 2012. BC Beroe roster for 2017-2018:...   [read more]


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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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 Milivoje Mijovic
  Kozuv
  ( 200-PF-91 )
  
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