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Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Kumanovo 82% Dec.6 Bashkimi
Bashkimi 74% Dec.6 Kozuv
Sigal Prisht Dec.6 Teodo Tivat 60%
Group B
Karpos Sokol Dec.7 Trepca 66%
SK Tirana 54% Dec.7 Feni Industr
Peja 56% Dec.7 Sutjeska
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
  




Bojan
Trajkovski
Bojan Trajkovski signs for Karpos Sokoli - 1 day ago

The Macedonian center was one of the best performers last night when Sigal Prishtina reached its first win at Balkan League, defeating KK Kumanovo 2009 79-67. Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) scored scored 14 points and added 5 rebounds and 4 assists at this victory. But since today, Bojan Trajkovski is the new player of Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje, that competes at Balkan League and Adriatic League too. Last season Bojan Trajkovski played for KK Kumanov...   [read more]

Kejuan
Johnson
Johnson's 29 points and 9 assists give him Player of the Week award - 2 days ago

31-year old guard Kejuan Johnson (193-G-85, agency: Inception Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Bashkimi and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7. He had the game-high 29 points adding seven rebounds and nine assists for Bashkimi in his team's victory, helping them to beat Sigal Prishtina (#6, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 85-74. Bashkimi is placed at 4th position in Balkan League. Bashkimi is rather a weak team placed in lower part in...   [read more]

Kejuan
Johnson
Round 7: Sigal Prishtina still not able to record any victory - 3 days ago

Bottom-ranked Sigal Prishtina is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their second consecutive match to fifth ranked Bashkimi (2-4) 85-74 on Monday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 11 points. Bashkimi outrebounded Sigal Prishtina 41-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Kejuan Johnson (193-85, college: Long Beach St., agency: Inception Spor...   [read more]


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Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-2 
 3 Beroe 3-2 
 4 Bashkimi 2-4 
 5 Sigal Prishtina 1-2 
 6 Kozuv 1-4 
Group B
 1 Sutjeska 4-1 
 2 Feni Industries 3-2 
 3 SK Tirana 3-3 
 4 Peja 2-1 
 5 Trepca 2-3 
 6 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
 Eric PALM
  
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Palm, Bashkimi21.3 
 2. Gibson, Beroe20.0 
 3. McNeaill, Kozuv19.6 
 4. Johnson, Bashkimi19.3 
 5. Abramovic, Kozuv19.3 
 6. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.18.7 
 7. Marojevic, Teodo T.17.8 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.17.2 
 9. Nikolovski, Feni I.17.2 
 10. Salic, Sutjeska16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ermin JAZVIN
  
  (209-C-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Jazvin, Bashkimi9.0 
 2. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.8.8 
 3. Shima, SK Tirana8.0 
 4. Rhett, Sigal P.8.0 
 5. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.6 
 6. Mijovic, Kozuv6.6 
 7. Janevski, Kumanovo6.5 
 8. Gudul, Beroe6.0 
 9. Jones, Beroe5.8 
 10. Johnson, Bashkimi5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Milan STANOJEVIC
  
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Stanojevic, Teodo6.2 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.8 
 3. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.7 
 4. Johnson, Bashkimi4.5 
 5. Petrovski, Feni I.4.4 
 6. Mavra, Karpos S.4.3 
 7. Kostovski, Kuman.4.0 
 8. Wise, Trepca4.0 
 9. Aleksiev, Beroe3.8 
 10. Perry, Karpos S.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jabarie HINDS
  
  (180-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hinds, Sigal P.2.3 
 2. Abramovic, Kozuv2.0 
 3. McNeaill, Kozuv2.0 
 4. Gudul, Beroe1.8 
 5. Djurisic, Teodo Ti.1.8 
 6. Tmusic, Bashkimi1.7 
 7. Johnson, Bashkimi1.7 
 8. Gajovic, Sutjeska1.6 
 9. Stanojevic, Teodo1.6 
 10. Kusovac, Teodo T.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Jones, Beroe1.2 
 2. Kusovac, Teodo T.1.2 
 3. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 4. Sajin, Teodo Tivat0.8 
 5. Marojevic, Teodo T.0.6 
 6. Vujovic, Sutjeska0.6 
 7. Zivanovic, Kuman.0.5 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.5 
 9. Gudul, Beroe0.4 
 10. Pavic, Feni I.0.4 
Player of the week
Round: 7

 Kejuan Johnson
  Bashkimi
  (193-G-)
  
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