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Division Standings
 1. Kakanj 1-0 
 2. Siroki Primorka 1-0 
 3. Spars Sarajevo 1-0 
 4. Vogosca 1-0 
 5. Zrinjski HT 1-0 
 6. Sloboda Tuzla 0-0 
 7. Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 8. Bosnjak 0-1 
 9. Mladost 0-1 
 10. Radnik B. 0-1 
 11. Student M. 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
Full Standings
Division II Standings
1. Liga RS
 1. Radnik B. 21-5 
 2. Sutjeska 19-7 
 3. Prijedor 17-9 
 4. Sokolac 17-9 
 5. Rogatica 15-11 
 6. Student BL 14-12 
 7. HEO 13-13 
 8. Borac BL 12-14 
 9. Slavija 12-14 
 10. Varda HE 12-14 
 11. Rudar 11-15 
 12. Kozara 9-17 
 13. Bratunac 8-18 
 14. Teslic 2-24 
A1 Liga FBIH
 1. Vogosca 16-4 
 2. Burch 16-4 
 3. Gradina S. 16-4 
 4. Igman 13-7 
 5. Celik 9-11 
 6. Turbina 9-11 
 7. Donji Vakuf 8-12 
 8. Travnik 8-12 
 9. Iskra Bugojno 7-13 
 10. Lukavac 5-15 
 11. Gradina T. 3-17 
A1 Liga KSHB
 1. Student M. 15-2 
 2. Posusje 15-3 
 3. Grude 14-4 
 4. Siroki II 14-4 
 5. Tomislav 13-6 
 6. Capljina 9-8 
 7. Zrinjski II 6-12 
 8. Livno 5-13 
 9. Novi 4-12 
 10. Brotnjo 1-16 
 11. Busovaca 1-17 
ABA League Standings
 1 Buducnost 3-1 
 2 Crvena Zvezda 3-1 
 3 FMP 2-2 
 4 Cibona 2-2 
 5 Olimpija 2-2 
 6 Partizan NIS 2-2 
 7 Mega Bemax 2-2 
 8 Cedevita 2-2 
 9 Igokea 2-2 
 10 MZT Skopje 2-2 
 11 Mornar Bar 1-3 
 12 Zadar 1-3 
 13 Borac 0-0 
 14 Bosna-Royal 0-0 
 15 Dynamic BG 0-0 
 16 KK Primorska 0-0 
 17 Krka 0-0 
 18 Lovcen 0-0 
 19 Ohrid AV 0-0 
 20 Rogaska 0-0 
 21 Split 0-0 
 22 Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 23 Vrsac 0-0 
 24 Zrinjski HT 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 25
 1. Negovanovic, Kakanj25.0 
 2. Naletilic, Siroki P.20.0 
 3. Knezevic, Mladost18.0 
 4. Josipovic, Spars S.18.0 
 5. Sokolovic, Zrinjski.17.0 
 6. Jovanovic, Radnik B.17.0 
 7. Mijovic, Mladost16.0 
 8. Majic, Mladost16.0 
 9. Dumic, Mladost15.0 
 10. Princ, Zrinjski HT15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13
 1. Markovic, Stude.13.0 
 2. Pavlovic, Radnik B.11.0 
 3. Majic, Mladost9.0 
 4. Loncar, Siroki P.9.0 
 5. Gudic, Student M.9.0 
 6. Jovanovic, Radnik B.8.0 
 7. Bajramovic, Spars S.8.0 
 8. Ljujic, Zrinjski HT7.0 
 9. Dzelmo, Bosna-Ro.7.0 
 10. Dubelj, Student M.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Filip DUMIC
  Avg: 10
 1. Dumic, Mladost10.0 
 2. Mikulic, Siroki P.7.0 
 3. Ross, Student M.6.0 
 4. Princ, Zrinjski HT6.0 
 5. Ramljak, Zrinjski.5.0 
 6. Knezevic, Bosna-Ro.4.0 
 7. Pasajlic, Bosna-Royal4.0 
 8. Dzelmo, Bosna-Ro.3.0 
 9. Naletilic, Siroki P.3.0 
 10. Palavra, Kakanj3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Vedran PRINC
  Zrinjski HT
  Avg: 5
 1. Princ, Zrinjski HT5.0 
 2. Ramljak, Zrinjski.5.0 
 3. Kaludjerovic, Radnik B.4.0 
 4. Durmo, Spars S.4.0 
 5. Saric, Radnik B.4.0 
 6. Knezevic, Mladost3.0 
 7. Naletilic, Siroki P.3.0 
 8. Rogic, Spars S.3.0 
 9. Colak, Siroki P.2.0 
 10. Stepanovic, Spars S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 4
 1. Ramljak, Zrinjski.4.0 
 2. Pavlovic, Radnik B.2.0 
 3. Gudic, Student M.2.0 
 4. Buza, Kakanj2.0 
 5. Ljujic, Zrinjski HT1.0 
 6. Milicevic, Zrinjski.1.0 
 7. Kovacevic, Spars S.1.0 
 8. Palavra, Kakanj1.0 
 9. Merdanovic, Kakanj1.0 
 10. Basic, Spars S.1.0 

Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Bosna-Royal Oct.21 Kakanj 99%
Vogosca 96% Oct.21 Slob.Tuzla
Mladost Oct.21 Zrinjski HT 96%
Student M. Oct.21 Spars Saraje 98%
Bosnjak 58% Oct.21 Radnik B.
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

FMP 65% Oct.23 Zadar
MZT Skopje 55% Oct.23 Cibona
Cedevita Oct.22 Crvena Zvezd 65%
Buducnost 67% Oct.21 Mega Bemax
Olimpija 77% Oct.21 Mornar Bar
Partizan NI 58% Oct.21 Igokea interview with Ariana Moorer - Jun 25, 2016

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Moorer presents you this weekend Ariana Moorer (170-G-91, college: Virginia) who was awarded by correspondents with Player of the Year and All Bosnian League Team.
Miss. Moorer shared with us her views on her college career at Virginia and professional experience with the spotlight on her latest success in Bosnia.

Hello Ariana, you were raised in Virginia. How popular is women basketball in your state and what was the main reason you felt in love with basketball as a kid?
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me. I was actually born in Queens, New York, but I was raised in Virginia where basketball is taken very serious, and people are very competitive. Basketball games are pretty packed no matter who is playing. The sport is a pretty big deal. Basketball has always been there for me. When I first picked up a ball it was almost love at first site at a early age. I don't have any brothers or sisters, its always been just me, but playing on a basketball team gave me siblings even if we weren't blood related.

After a nice high school career you accepted the scholarship offer from University of Virginia, a top level school from your state. Why did you choose Virginia over other schools that offered you scholarships?
I chose to play for the University of Virginia for several reasons. Monica Wright who is currently playing in the WNBA for the Seattle Storm has been a huge part of my life so I wanted to be able to play with her, even though I would only get to play two years with her. I knew that as I was making the transition from high school to college she would help guide me and make sure I was on the right track spiritually, mentally and physically. When I took my official visit to UVA the campus was breath taking, the atmosphere was something I've never felt before and everything seemed just right. Everyone made me feel very welcomed and I knew that, thats where I wanted to spend the next four years of my life. Also I had to think about my parents, I didn't want them to have to travel long distances to get to and rom games. UVA wasn't to far from home, so my parents could get there pretty easily.

In 2011 you won All-ACC Sixth Player of the Year as a sophomore and your senior season you made it to All-ACC 2nd Team. As a senior you led your team with 14.4ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.6apg, 2.8spg. If you take a look at the past are you happy with your college career?

That 2011 season was a really difficult one for me. My good friend from high school past away and that whole season I didn't feel like I was playing well at all. When I got the call from my head coach that I had won that award I was completely caught off guard. That 6th man to me is a very special award. Receiving it just reassured me that no matter what's going on in your life God is always working and He will always have the final say no matter whats going on around you. Of course there may be a few things I would do differently, but overall I am satisfied with my college career.

You were one of the candidates at the2012 WNBA draft but your name was not called by any WNBA team even though you had good chances to make a team. Could you tell us more about your attempt to make it to the WNBA?
Its actually been very discouraging. To constantly have people who played in the same conference as you in college some even from lower division schools get chosen over you and be given opportunities to prove themselves and you get absolutely nothing is very disheartening. Sometimes you don't understand why things happen or workout the way they do, so I've learned to just give all the worry and concern to God and to control only what I can. I can't make a WNBA coach give me an opportunity I have no control over that, but I can continue to try and reach out to everyone I can, continue to work hard on my craft, and most importantly just pray about it.

Even though you did not get picked by a WNBA team you knew that you had a chance to play in Europe, where most of WNBA players sign sooner or later. Your first opportunity came from a team based in Poland, one of the best leagues in Europe- AZS PWSZ Gorzow. How did the cultural change affect you? Could you tell us a little bit more about that experience and differences between playing at college and at highest level in Europe?
Playing in Poland was a good experience for me. Of course it was a culture shock for me coming from America to traveling to Europe for the first time. Poland looked different than what I was used to, the food was different, and the I couldn't understand the language. But overall I did enjoy myself and the experience was worth it. Poland is a top league in, so being in a top league with WNBA players was great. I was able to play against the best at a young age.
Everyone was bigger than I was, stronger and some faster so I had to do some adjusting and put in a lot of extra work.

This season you signed with Zeljeznicar, one of the powerhouse teams in former Yugoslavia that won Bosnian league ten times since the separation of Bosnia from former Yugoslavia in 1991. Why did you decide to come to play for Zeljeznicar? You probably knew it was a young team full of teenage girls.
I decided to go to Sarajevo, Bosnia and play for Zeljeznicar because they were willing to give me an opportunity that almost no one else was. Despite the workouts videos that they had seen of me, they still didn't know what they were getting. I may not have been good enough for them, or not what they were looking for. So I was very grateful that this team was willing to take a chance on me. [ I hope I did not disappoint them ;) ] The team was very young but we kind of clicked instantly. Of course we had our days where we didn't agree on things but most of the time we all just worked hard and pushed each other to give our very best night in and night out.
So when it came time for me to leave and come back to America it was very difficult for them and for me. And that made me feel good because I feel like I was there for more than just basketball. We were more than just teammates on the court we became sisters.

Despite lack of experience and financial difficulties team coached by Admir Prasovic and led by you and Samra Omerbasic made it to the Liga 6 and finished 3rd at the end of season. Just three rounds before the end of season you were tied at 1st place with Play off Sarajevo and Banovici. What was the key to your success this season?
We were always the first team to practice in the mornings and sometimes the last team to practice at night and at the time we didn't understand why we had to be the first team to practice and sometimes the last team to practice but as the season went on and our name kept coming up along with the other top teams in the league we started to understand what the early mornings and late nights were about. We saw first hand how all the extra work we were doing was paying off.

After the end of season you were selected by as Player of the Year in Bosnian league. Are you proud on that award?
That POY award really shocked me, because there were several other players that I knew could have received that award. So to be recognized as the best player in the whole league is definitely an honor.

Now when the season is over you probably have plans to move to a better league. What would be the ideal team/scenario for Ariana Moorer (170-G-91, college: Virginia)?
I don't really have an ideal scenario but I would say that I would like to play with somebody I know. Somebody who I've either played with before or have played against.

Thank you for this interview Ariana. We wish you all the best in upcoming season.
Thank you very much for this interview!   

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