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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 25-2 
 2. Balkan 21-6 
 3. Beroe 20-7 
 4. Rilski 18-9 
 5. Cherno More 13-14 
 6. Spartak Pleven 12-15 
 7. Levski 2014 11-16 
 8. Yambol 7-20 
 9. Akademik PL 6-21 
 10. Chernomorets 2-25 
Last:4/21/2016
Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Levski 2014-2 7-2 
 2. UE Varna 7-3 
 3. Chavdar 7-3 
 4. Akademik BL 5-5 
 5. Shumen 2-8 
 6. Vidabasket 1-8 
Places 7-11
 1. Rilski 2 6-2 
 2. Akademik Sofia 6-2 
 3. Dolphin 5-3 
 4. Akademik Varna 1-6 
 5. Dunav 2007 1-6 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/5/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/10/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Milijan BOCKA
  Yambol
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Bocka, Yambol20.3 
 2. Jovovic, Akademik.20.3 
 3. Bjelic, MCO18.5 
 4. Koev, Chernomorets17.6 
 5. Simeonov, Levski16.6 
 6. Williams, Chernomo.16.1 
 7. Sakic, Lukoil Acad.16.0 
 8. Turner, Rilski15.9 
 9. Iliev, Cherno More15.6 
 10. Savic, Spartak14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dejan BJELIC
  MCO
  (209-C-90)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Bjelic, MCO12.5 
 2. Marincheshki, Spar.9.7 
 3. Savic, Spartak9.4 
 4. Gugino, Rilski9.2 
 5. Sakic, Lukoil Acad.8.2 
 6. Agre, Yambol7.4 
 7. Koev, Chernomorets7.3 
 8. Simeonov, Levski7.1 
 9. Barovic, Lukoil Ac.7.1 
 10. Nikolov, Stal Ost.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler LASER
  Kavala
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Laser, Kavala5.9 
 2. Aleksiev, Beroe5.8 
 3. Bocka, Yambol5.3 
 4. Gruev, Spartak5.2 
 5. Williams, Chernomo.5.2 
 6. Ratkovica, Lukoil5.1 
 7. Turner, Rilski4.8 
 8. Bellfield, Akademi.4.8 
 9. Velickovic, Spartak4.7 
 10. Karavaev, Chernom.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Donnell TAYLOR
  Lukoil Acad.
  (198-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Taylor, Lukoil Aca.2.5 
 2. Bocka, Yambol2.4 
 3. Timberlake, Month.1.9 
 4. Turner, Rilski1.9 
 5. Nikolov, Stal Ostr.1.8 
 6. Bellfield, Akademi.1.7 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.6 
 8. Slaveykov, Levski1.5 
 9. Simeonov, Levski1.4 
 10. Ratkovica, Lukoil1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan BJELIC
  MCO
  (209-C-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bjelic, MCO1.8 
 2. Doychinov, Levski1.2 
 3. Milutinovic, Levski1.0 
 4. Barovic, Lukoil Ac.0.8 
 5. Maravic, Vienna0.8 
 6. Cvetkovic, Balkan0.7 
 7. Banev, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 8. Varbanov, Balkan0.6 
 9. Cvetkovic, Chernom.0.6 
 10. Simeonov, Levski0.6 
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NBL Round 7: Rilski Sportist beats Tundja Yambol by one after a very close game - Dec 1, 2012


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The most exciting game of round 7 in the NBL took place in Samokov. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Tundja Yambol (4-3) to second ranked Rilski Sportist (5-2) 83-82 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international Hristo Zahariev (197-90) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International Martin Durchev (204-87) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for Tundja Yambol. Rilski Sportist have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 5-2 record having just two points less than leader Lukoil Academik, which they share with Levski Sofia. Tundja Yambol at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Rilski Sportist is looking forward to face Chernomorets (#7) in Burgas in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tundja Yambol will play at home against Levski Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
NBL top team - Lukoil Academik (7-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Beroe (2-4) in Sofia 90-61. It was a great evening for American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists. Pavel Marinov helped adding 16 points. At the losing side American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) responded with 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Lukoil Academik. Defending champion maintains first place with 7-0 record. Newly promoted Beroe keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Lukoil Academik will play against Balkan (#5) in Botevgrad in the next round. Beroe will play at home against Spartak Pleven and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked U20 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to seventh ranked Balkan (4-4) 91-65 on Saturday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Jordan Bozov who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Deyan Karamfilov came up with 12 points and 4 assists for U20 in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balkan moved-up to fifth place. U20 lost their seventh game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with seven games lost. Balkan will meet at home league's leader Lukoil Academik in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U20 will play against Euroins Cherno More (#6) in Varna and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Chernomorets (3-4) and Spartak Pleven (2-5), which took place in Pleven. 6th ranked Chernomorets lost to ninth ranked Spartak Pleven in a road game 80-84. Dimitar Marintchechki fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Spartak Pleven maintains ninth place with 2-5 record. Chernomorets at the other side keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Spartak Pleven's next round opponent will be higher ranked Beroe (#8) in Stara Zagora and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between fourth ranked Levski Sofia (5-2) and 5th ranked Euroins Cherno More (3-4) in Sofia on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Levski Sofia outscored guests from Varna 100-66. It was a very good performance for Dimitar Anguelov who helped to win the game recording 20 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levski Sofia moved-up to second place, which they share with Rilski Sportist. Loser Euroins Cherno More dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Levski Sofia will face Tundja Yambol (#4) on the road in the next round. Euroins Cherno More will play against U20 in Sofia.

The most impressive performance of 7th round was 20 points and 9 rebounds by Bogdan Boev of Chernomorets.


Balkan - U20 91-65

Bottom-ranked U20 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to seventh ranked Balkan (4-4) 91-65 on Saturday evening. The game without a history. Balkan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.8 percent from the field. Balkan outrebounded U20 37-24 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was an exceptional evening for the former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). International Ivan Lilov (196-88) accounted for 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Five Balkan players scored in double figures. point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-94) came up with 12 points and 4 assists and forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) added 12 points respectively for U20 in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balkan moved-up to fifth place. U20 lost their seventh game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with seven games lost. Balkan will meet at home league's leader Lukoil Academik in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U20 will play against Euroins Cherno More (#6) in Varna and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Balkan: J.Bozov 17+10reb+5ast, U.Petrovic 14+2reb, I.Lilov 13+5reb+7ast, L.Paskov 13+3reb+2ast, T.Todorov 12+5reb, A.Santos 11+7reb+2ast
U20: D.Karamfilov 12+1reb+4ast, A.Simeonov 12+2reb+2ast, V.Galabov 9+4reb+1ast, T.Tenchev 9, K.Atanasov 6+2reb+3ast, N.Grozev 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 192849


Rilski Sportist - Tundja Yambol 83-82

The most exciting game of round 7 in the NBL took place in Samokov. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Tundja Yambol (4-3) to second ranked Rilski Sportist (5-2) 83-82 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international Hristo Zahariev (197-90) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International Martin Durchev (204-87) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) added 19 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Tundja Yambol. Four Tundja Yambol players scored in double figures. Rilski Sportist have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 5-2 record having just two points less than leader Lukoil Academik, which they share with Levski Sofia. Tundja Yambol at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Rilski Sportist is looking forward to face Chernomorets (#7) in Burgas in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tundja Yambol will play at home against Levski Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 22+5reb+1ast, H.Zahariev 17+9reb+3ast, B.Mirkovic 11+6reb+4ast, T.Gugino 9+11reb+1ast, S.Slaveykov 9+3reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 6+2ast
Tundja Yambol: N.Milosevic 19+8reb+1ast, M.Durchev 15+6reb+8ast, S.Govedarov 15+4reb, B.Ormon 11+9reb+1ast, J.Radionov 7+2reb+4ast, P.Aleksiev 6+2ast
gschID: 192848


Spartak Pleven - Chernomorets 84-80

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Chernomorets (3-4) and Spartak Pleven (2-5), which took place in Pleven. 6th ranked Chernomorets lost to ninth ranked Spartak Pleven in a road game 80-84. It looked good early as Chernomorets took an 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Spartak Pleven took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 4 points. They also forced 27 Chernomorets turnovers. Strangely Chernomorets outrebounded Spartak Pleven 41-26 including a 36-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Power forward Dimitar Marintchechki (201-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (184-86) chipped in 13 points and 9 assists. Bogdan Boev (196-82) produced 20 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and forward Kiril Raykov (196-87) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Spartak Pleven maintains ninth place with 2-5 record. Chernomorets at the other side keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Spartak Pleven's next round opponent will be higher ranked Beroe (#8) in Stara Zagora and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: D.Marintchechki 24+6reb+2ast, I.Stankov 18+6reb, R.Sofroniev 14+4reb+2ast, T.Ostrev 13+3reb+9ast, V.Georgiev 6+1reb+2ast, S.Tsenov 6+4reb+2ast
Chernomorets: B.Boev 20+9reb+1ast, K.Koev 15+6reb, K.Raykov 13+10reb+2ast, J.Tyler 12+10reb+1ast, P.Rakovic 9+2reb, K.Hristov 9+2reb
gschID: 192847


Lukoil Academik - Beroe 90-61

NBL top team - Lukoil Academik (7-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Beroe (2-4) in Sofia 90-61. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Beroe was better in fourth quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Beroe's 26 and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Lukoil Academik forced 19 Beroe turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists. International Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 16 points. Four Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) responded with 16 points and the other American import guard Will Walker (183, college: De Paul) scored 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Lukoil Academik. Defending champion maintains first place with 7-0 record. Newly promoted Beroe keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Lukoil Academik will play against Balkan (#5) in Botevgrad in the next round. Beroe will play at home against Spartak Pleven and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: P.Marinov 16+4reb+1ast, V.Veselinov 15+4reb+1ast, D.Green 12+5reb+3ast, T.Stoykov 10+1reb+3ast, B.Heath 10+4reb+10ast, D.Watkins 8+7reb+1ast
Beroe: R.Holmes 16+1reb+1ast, V.Aleksandrov 9+1reb+1ast, B.Milenkov 8+1reb+1ast, W.Walker 8+5reb+4ast, A.Radev 6+2reb+1ast, M.Hart 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 192846


Levski Sofia - Cherno More 100-66

The game between fourth ranked Levski Sofia (5-2) and 5th ranked Euroins Cherno More (3-4) in Sofia on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Levski Sofia outscored guests from Varna 100-66. The game without a history. Levski Sofia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Euroins Cherno More's 36. Levski Sofia forced 30 Euroins Cherno More turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a very good performance for the former international Dimitar Anguelov (203-79, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 20 points. The former international center Nikolay Varbanov (210-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Levski Sofia players scored in double figures. Greek center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and guard Vasil Kyosev (195-90) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Euroins Cherno More. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levski Sofia moved-up to second place, which they share with Rilski Sportist. Loser Euroins Cherno More dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Levski Sofia will face Tundja Yambol (#4) on the road in the next round. Euroins Cherno More will play against U20 in Sofia.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: D.Anguelov 20+2reb+1ast, N.Varbanov 17+5reb, C.Kostov 11+4reb+2ast, M.Marinovic 11+1reb+5ast, D.Filipov 9+1reb+4ast, S.Georgiev 8+1reb
Cherno More: G.Galiotos 15+9reb+1ast, V.Kyosev 11+6reb, A.Velikov 9+3reb+5ast, S.Stoev 8+7reb, D.Vutev 8+5reb+1ast, L.Radev 6+3reb
gschID: 192845
  




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