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Round 3 (Regular Season)

SK Tirana 56% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.25 Rilski
Kumanovo Oct.25 Akademik PL 76%
Levski 2014 Oct.24 Blokotehna 75%
Beroe capture maiden title - Apr 18, 2017


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Brandis
Raley-Ross
Kumanovo - Beroe 73-77

Beroe celebrated Balkan League title. The Bulgarian side upset Kumanovo on the road to sweep the championship series. Kumanovo was trailing by 16 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of Beroe, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) who scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi) chipped in 16 points. Beroe's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Marjan Janevski (203-88) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds and Bulgarian-FYR Macedonian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Kumanovo players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: M.Janevski 15+8reb+3ast, D.Karadzovski 14+8reb+3ast, S.Zivanovic 14+2reb+3ast, M.Pekovic 13+5reb+3ast, R.Pekovic 11+9reb, N.Karakolev 6+2reb
Beroe: B.Raley-Ross 17+6reb+5ast, A.Jones 16+2reb+1ast, O.Gudul 11+2reb+1ast, N.Nikolov 9+2reb+1ast, T.Zhelev 9+3ast, S.Tesija 8+7reb+3ast
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Jay-R
Strowbridge
Jay-R Strowbridge (ex ASS Sale) joins SK Tirana - 18 hours ago
Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with 29-year old American point guard Jay-R Strowbridge (183-84kg-88, college: Oregon). He played last season at ASS Sale in Moroccan D1 league. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Part of previous (2015-16) season Strowbridge spent at Apollon in Cypriot Division A where in 7 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he w...   [read more]

Danilo
Mijatovic
Mijatovic's 27 points give him Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
34-year old power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Blokotehna and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. He had the game-high 27 points adding five rebounds for Blokotehna in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team Bashkimi (#6, 0-1) with 22-point margin 93-71. Blokotehna maintains the 2nd position in Balkan League . But it's just the very beginning of the season and...   [read more]

Zlatin
Georgiev
Round 2 of Regular Season - 2 days ago
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Balkan League. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. First defeat ofLevski 2014 (1-1) against Rilski (1-0) 75-62 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski. Levski 2014 managed to win fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Zlatin Georgiev (197-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 poi...   [read more]


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S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 2-0 
 2 Blokotehna 2-0 
 3 Rilski 1-0 
 4 Levski 2014 1-1 
 5 Kumanovo 1-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-1 
 7 Ibar Rozaje 0-2 
 8 SK Tirana 0-2 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Endrit HYSENAGOLLI
  SK Ti.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.26.5 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.22.5 
 3. Motley, Bashkimi20.0 
 4. Mijatovic, Blokotehna20.0 
 5. Simic, Ibar Rozaje19.0 
 6. Karadzovski, Kuman.19.0 
 7. Janevski, Kumanovo18.5 
 8. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje18.0 
 9. Veselinov, Levski18.0 
 10. Glavchev, Bloko.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adrian MOTLEY
  Bashkimi
  (196-F-)
  Avg: 11
 1. Motley, Bashkimi11.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.8.0 
 3. Simeonov, Levski8.0 
 4. Maravic, Levski7.0 
 5. Veselinov, Levski6.5 
 6. Alipiev, Levski 20146.5 
 7. Mihaylov, Akademik.6.0 
 8. Hanner, Bashkimi6.0 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.6.0 
 10. Johnson, Akademik.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Filip SIMIC
  Ibar Rozaje
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Simic, Ibar Rozaje7.0 
 2. Mladenovic, Bloko.5.5 
 3. Gruev, Bashkimi5.0 
 4. Georgiev, Rilski4.0 
 5. Karamfilov, Levski4.0 
 6. Wright, Rilski4.0 
 7. Mihaylov, Akademik.3.5 
 8. Karadzovski, Kuman.3.5 
 9. Umipig, Akademik.3.5 
 10. Shima, SK Tirana3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marjan MLADENOVIC
  Bloko.
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mladenovic, Bloko.4.0 
 2. Glavchev, Bloko.3.0 
 3. Abdul-Bassit, SK Ti.2.5 
 4. Jeter, Rilski2.0 
 5. Benjamin, Bloko.2.0 
 6. Kovac, Kumanovo2.0 
 7. Bozov, Rilski2.0 
 8. Georgiev, Rilski2.0 
 9. Zekiqi, Bashkimi2.0 
 10. Karamfilov, Levski2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwayne BENJAMIN
  Bloko.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Benjamin, Bloko.1.5 
 2. Hanner, Bashkimi1.0 
 3. Hasani, SK Tirana1.0 
 4. Georgiev, Rilski1.0 
 5. Zenelaj, Bashkimi1.0 
 6. Gjyzeli, SK Tirana1.0 
 7. Maravic, Levski0.5 
 8. Smith, Akademik PL0.5 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.0.5 
 10. Durchev, Akademik.0.5 
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