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First Round Schedule
Group A
Kozuv 50% Oct.12 Bashkimi
Kumanovo 50% Oct.11 Teodo Tivat
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.11 Beroe
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.4 Kumanovo
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Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.12 Sutjeska
Peja 50% Oct.12 Feni Industr
SK Tirana 50% Oct.10 Trepca
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Round 1 (Second Stage): The second stage tips off with four games - Jan 29, 2013


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William
Coleman
The Second Stage in Balkan League just started.

Group First Six
Galil Gilboa - Kavala 73-78

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Israeli Galil Gilboa (2-1) in Rosh Pina on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Greek Kavala (3-0) 78-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Galil Gilboa. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-19. But Galil Gilboa won second period 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kavala looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward William Coleman (206-88, college: Memphis) nailed a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and Serbian-Greek guard Igor Milosevic (193-86, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Brandon Bowman (204-84, college: Georgetown) came up with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Galil Gilboa in the defeat. Five Kavala and four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kavala keeps a position of Group C leader, which they share with Levski Sofia and Kumanovo. Loser Galil Gilboa dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Rilski Sportist and Teodo Tivat. Kavala will meet at home league's leader Levski Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Galil Gilboa will play against Teodo Tivat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: M.Watt 17+6reb, R.Sanders 16+2reb+1ast, K.Hayes 15+4reb+4ast, B.Bowman 14+6reb+4ast, D.Yavzuri 7+3reb+1ast, Y.Bet-Yosef 2
Kavala: N.Mitrovic 12+2reb+2ast, G.Arbet 11+1reb+4ast, I.Milosevic 10+5reb+5ast, W.Coleman 10+10reb+1ast, S.Panos 10+2reb+1ast, D.Kalampakas 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 231538


Teodo Tivat - Kumanovo 79-95

We should not miss anothera road victory of leader FYR Macedonian Kumanovo 2009 (3-0) over 3rd placed Montenegrin Teodo Tivat (2-1) 95-79. The game was mostly controlled by Kumanovo 2009. Teodo Tivat was better in second period 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kumanovo 2009 shot 66.7 percent from the field. Kumanovo 2009 shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 75.0 percentage. Kumanovo 2009 players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-89, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 21 points (perfect behind the arc making all five shots). Four Kumanovo 2009 players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-84) produced 30 points and 5 assists and center Savo Djikanovic (211-75, agency: Beo Basket) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kumanovo 2009 keeps a position of Group C leader, which they share with Levski Sofia and Kavala. Teodo Tivat at the other side dropped to the bottom place with one game lost. Kumanovo 2009's next round opponent will be Rilski Sportist (#4) in Samokov. Teodo Tivat will play on the road against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Teodo Tivat: S.Tepavcevic 30+4reb+5ast, S.Djikanovic 12+7reb+2ast, I.Kunjic 12+2reb+1ast, A.Radulovic 9+1ast, B.Boskovic 5+1reb+1ast, I.Fatic 4+1reb+3ast
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 22+6reb+5ast, I.Dimcevski 21+3reb+3ast, M.Janevski 15+1reb+3ast, D.Mikic 13+3reb+5ast, A.Lee-Ingram 9+2reb+3ast, U.Lukovic 9+4reb+2ast
gschID: 231537


Levski Sofia - Rilski Sportist 84-62

First defeat of Rilski Sportist (2-1) against Levski Sofia (3-0) 84-62 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Levski Sofia. Rilski Sportist managed to win third quarter 29-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Rilski Sportist 41-23 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Chavdar Kostov (195-88, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 29 points. Center Nikolay Varbanov (210-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) answered with 26 points and 5 steals and Hristo Zahariev (197-90) added 12 points in the effort for Rilski Sportist. Levski Sofia keeps a position of Group C leader, which they share with Kumanovo and Kavala. Rilski Sportist at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Galil Gilboa and Teodo Tivat. They were replaced at the leadership position by Levski Sofia. Rilski Sportist will play next round against strong Kumanovo 2009 trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Levski Sofia will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Kavala on the road.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 26+2reb+1ast, H.Zahariev 12+4reb+3ast, B.Dupree 10+7reb, B.Mirkovic 7+2reb+5ast, T.Gugino 7+6reb+1ast, L.Kirov 0
Levski Sofia: C.Kostov 29+4reb+2ast, N.Varbanov 12+9reb, H.Dimitrov 12+3reb+1ast, P.Ivanov 9+4reb+6ast, V.Petkov 5, M.Marinovic 5+5reb+5ast
gschID: 231536


Group Last Four
Kozuv - Mornar Bar 72-64

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked FYR Macedonian Kozuv as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Group D. Kozuv defeated Montenegrin Mornar Bar in Gevgelija 72-64. Mornar Bar was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 18-8 charge of Kozuv, which allowed them to win the game. Mornar Bar was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Aleksandar Shterjov (208-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up and scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. At the losing side guard Miroslav Damjanovic (196-91) responded with 11 points and 4 assists and guard Milos Djurisic (194-88, agency: TSS Management) scored 13 points. Mornar Bar's coach Mihailo Pavicevic rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Mornar Bar at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Mornar Bar will play next round against strong OKK Beograd trying to get back on the winning streak. Kozuv will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Djuro Djakovic at Slavonski Brod.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: M.Djurisic 13+2reb+2ast, V.Pavic 12+5reb, M.Damjanovic 11+4reb+4ast, N.Rondovic 7+3reb, A.Pajovic 7+1reb+1ast, N.Ivanovic 5+2ast
Kozuv: A.Shterjov 20+6reb+1ast, M.Pekovic 14+4reb+4ast, D.Karadzovski 13+5reb+2ast, S.Bozovic 7+5reb+1ast, I.Penov 6+6reb, D.Radulovic 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 231554
  




Stanimir
Marinov
Marinov could come back to Balkan - 3 days ago

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) is close to ink 25-year old Bulgarian international guard Stanimir Marinov (192-88kg-91, agency: Interperformances) who played last time at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovo. It is actually his comeback to Botevgrad as he has played here before. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 23 SuperLeague games he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.0apg. Marinov helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Kosovo...   [read more]
Sigal Prishtina vs Kumanovo, moved to December - 9 days ago

The first game of the new season in Balkan League between Sigal Prishtina and KK Kumanovo 2009 which was scheduled for the October 4th will be played on another date. The official site of Balkan League notified today that, both teams requested another date and it is moved to December 1st. With this game moved to December 2016, the first game of the new season in Balkan League will be the match between debutants in the competition, Sport Klub Tirana and KB Trepca Mitrovice, that is sch...   [read more]

Endrit
Hysenagolli
SK Tirana tabs Endrit Hysenagolli - 9 days ago

The team that will debut in Balkan League this season, SK Tirana, has notified that they have signed with Albanaian national team center, Endrit Hysenagolli. Endrit Hysenagolli last three seasons played for Bashkimi. The 28 year old last season in Superleague of Kosovo managed an average of 10 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, in 21 minutes average per game. While, in Balkan League in nine games averaged 3.8 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game   [read more]


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Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1. Bashkimi 0-0 
 2. Beroe 0-0 
 3. Kozuv 0-0 
 4. Kumanovo 0-0 
 5. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
 6. Teodo Tivat 0-0 
Group B
 1. Feni Industries 0-0 
 2. Karpos Sokoli 0-0 
 3. Peja 0-0 
 4. SK Tirana 0-0 
 5. Sutjeska 0-0 
 6. Trepca 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Andre MARHOLD
  
  (198-F/C-90)
  Avg: 28
 1. Marhold, Koblenz28.0 
 2. Luchterhandt, Hag.26.0 
 3. Ingram, Saarloui.26.0 
 4. Sharda, Mainz21.0 
 5. Golembiowski, Dors.19.0 
 6. Lewis, Duesseldorf18.0 
 7. Schoen, Mainz18.0 
 8. Nsiabandoki, Hagen.17.0 
 9. Massing, Ibbenbue.17.0 
 10. Boksic, Grevenbr.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nino JANOSCHEK
  
  (204-C-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Janoschek, Dorsten12.0 
 2. Marhold, Koblenz10.0 
 3. Hughes, Hertener.9.0 
 4. Ligons, Hagen-Has.8.0 
 5. Golembiowski, Dors.7.0 
 6. Zvinklys, Duesseld.7.0 
 7. Lewis, Duesseldorf6.0 
 8. Penev, Hertener.6.0 
 9. Post, Ibbenbueren6.0 
 10. Duecker, Duesseld.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Florian KIRSCH
  
  (182-PG-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kirsch, Saarloui.8.0 
 2. Sadek, Grevenbroich8.0 
 3. Wasielewski, Hagen.7.0 
 4. Kazlauskas, Herten.7.0 
 5. Paskov, Dorsten5.0 
 6. Sharda, Mainz5.0 
 7. Lewis, Duesseldorf4.0 
 8. Pesut, Koblenz4.0 
 9. Perry, Schwenni.4.0 
 10. Magusar, Dorsten4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anish SHARDA
  
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Sharda, Mainz6.0 
 2. Post, Ibbenbueren4.0 
 3. Nsiabandoki, Hagen.2.0 
 4. Plagemann, Ibbenb.2.0 
 5. Bahlke, Mainz2.0 
 6. Sadek, Grevenbroich2.0 
 7. Francis, Koblenz2.0 
 8. Sayers, Koblenz2.0 
 9. Luchterhandt, Hag.2.0 
 10. Stockey, Hagen-H.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anish SHARDA
  
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 1
 1. Sharda, Mainz1.0 
 2. Watson, Grevenbr.1.0 
 3. Joerdell, Grevenbr.1.0 
 4. Wilkins, Duesseldo.1.0 
 5. Marhold, Koblenz1.0 
 6. Luchterhandt, Hag.1.0 
 7. Hughes, Hertener.1.0 
 8. Huerland, Dorsten0.0 
 9. Galvez-B., Dorsten0.0 
 10. Pangarov, Schwenn.0.0 
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