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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 20-4 
 2. Akademik PL 16-8 
 3. Beroe 15-9 
 4. Rilski 14-10 
 5. Balkan 14-10 
 6. Spartak Pleven 11-13 
 7. Cherno More 7-17 
 8. Yambol 7-17 
 9. Levski 4-20 
Last:4/23/2017
Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 8-2 
 2. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 3. UE Varna 7-3 
 4. Rilski 2 4-6 
 5. Chavdar 3-7 
 6. Vidabasket 1-9 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 8-2 
 2. Shumen 7-3 
 3. Dolphin 5-5 
 4. Dunav 2016 5-5 
 5. CSKA 4-6 
 6. Akademik Varna 1-9 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/13/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 5-1 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-4 
 4 Sutjeska 2-4 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 3 Peja 3-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Last:3/1/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 2. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 3. Shelton, Rilski19.0 
 4. Smith, Akademik PL18.2 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.5 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.2 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.8 
 8. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 10. Bruinsma, Rilski16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.4 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 7. Bruinsma, Rilski8.2 
 8. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.7 
 10. Daniels, Balkan7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.8 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.3 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.4 
 5. Dudev, Spartak .5.3 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.2 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.5 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 8. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.5 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 8. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.6 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Semple
  Akademik PL
  ( 201-F-92 )
  
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NBL Round 9: Leader Lukoil Academik gets another victory - Dec 15, 2012


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Leader Lukoil Academik delivered the eighth win on Saturday night. This time they crushed bottom-ranked U20 (0-9) 96-63 in Sofia. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. U20 managed to win fourth quarter 27-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding U20 to just 7 points in second quarter. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U20's 24. Lukoil Academik forced 19 U20 turnovers and outrebounded them 39-23 including a 29-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by U20's players. 25 personal fouls committed by U20 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Veselin Veselinov (201-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Interperformances) who scored 22 points. Swedish point guard Thomas Massamba (185-85) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-1 record. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with nine games lost.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Pleven, where 4th placed Balkan (5-5) lost to ninth ranked Spartak Pleven (3-6) in a road game 85-93. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Balkan. It was a good game for guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (184-86) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 5 rebounds. Dimitar Marintchechki contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International Ivan Lilov (196-88) answered with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Balkan. Balkan's coach Aleksandar Todorov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spartak Pleven moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chernomorets. Balkan at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost.

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Chernomorets was defeated by Levski Sofia in a road game 90-81. Rilski Sportist beat Beroe at home 87-81. Tundja Yambol lost to Cherno More on the opponent's court 74-78.
The best stats of 9th round was 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Marko Marinovic of Levski Sofia.

Levski Sofia - Chernomorets 90-81

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Chernomorets (3-6) was defeated on the road by third ranked Levski Sofia (7-2) 90-81. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Chernomorets won third quarter 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski Sofia forced 23 Chernomorets turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Chernomorets was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. International guard Zlatin Georgiev (195-85) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center James Tyler (218-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and Bogdan Boev (196-82) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Chernomorets. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Levski Sofia have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Rilski Sportist. Chernomorets lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Spartak Pleven.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 26+5reb+5ast, C.Kostov 13+7reb+2ast, S.Georgiev 13+4reb, Z.Georgiev 12+6reb+5ast, P.Ivanov 9+1reb, N.Varbanov 6+4reb
Chernomorets: K.Raykov 20+2reb+3ast, J.Tyler 19+14reb, B.Boev 18+5reb+5ast, K.Koev 17+5reb+5ast, P.Rakovic 6+1reb+6ast, T.Zahariev 1+2reb
gschID: 192858


Lukoil Academik - U20 96-63

Leader Lukoil Academik delivered the eighth win on Saturday night. This time they crushed bottom-ranked U20 (0-9) 96-63 in Sofia. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. U20 managed to win fourth quarter 27-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding U20 to just 7 points in second quarter. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U20's 24. Lukoil Academik forced 19 U20 turnovers and outrebounded them 39-23 including a 29-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by U20's players. 25 personal fouls committed by U20 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Veselin Veselinov (201-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Interperformances) who scored 22 points. Swedish point guard Thomas Massamba (185-85) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds and Nikolay Grozev (199-94) added 12 points and 4 steals respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-1 record. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: V.Veselinov 22+3reb+1ast, P.Marinov 17+3reb+2ast, N.Kolev 15+6reb+1ast, D.Green 9+4reb+2ast, T.Massamba 8+6reb+10ast, D.Watkins 7+8reb+2ast
U20: A.Simeonov 26+7reb+1ast, N.Grozev 12+2reb+2ast, K.Kirilov 8+5reb, T.Tenchev 6+1ast, A.Natskin 5+2reb+5ast, G.Nikolov 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 192857


Rilski Sportist - Beroe 87-81

No shocking result in a game in Samokov where second ranked Rilski Sportist (7-2) defeated 7th ranked Beroe (3-5) 87-81. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 32-23 Beroe's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 87-81 at the end of the game. Beroe was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for international Hristo Zahariev (197-90) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 4 steals. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. American guard Will Walker (183, college: De Paul) answered with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Atanas Radev (200-81) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Beroe. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. Beroe's coach Georgi Mladenov rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski Sportist have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-2 record behind leader Lukoil Academik, which they share with Levski Sofia. Newly promoted Beroe keeps the seventh position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: H.Zahariev 25+4reb+2ast, T.Smith 16+3reb+1ast, B.Mirkovic 14+3reb+8ast, T.Gugino 9+7reb+1ast, S.Slaveykov 9+7reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 7
Beroe: R.Holmes 15+2reb+2ast, W.Walker 12+5reb+5ast, S.Tsvetkov 12+2reb+2ast, V.Aleksandrov 11+2reb+2ast, A.Radev 10+6reb+3ast, M.Carter 8+8reb
gschID: 192855


Spartak Pleven - Balkan 93-85

We should mention about the upset which took place in Pleven, where 4th placed Balkan (5-5) lost to ninth ranked Spartak Pleven (3-6) in a road game 85-93. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Balkan. Balkan was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (184-86) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Dimitar Marintchechki (201-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International Ivan Lilov (196-88) answered with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 26 points in the effort for Balkan. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Balkan's coach Aleksandar Todorov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spartak Pleven moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chernomorets. Balkan at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: T.Ostrev 26+5reb+2ast, D.Marintchechki 20+5reb, A.Dyakovski 17+3reb+5ast, S.Tsenov 12+8reb+2ast, I.Stankov 9+5reb+2ast, V.Georgiev 5+2reb+3ast
Balkan: J.Bozov 26+3reb, I.Lilov 24+5reb+4ast, U.Petrovic 12+4reb, A.Santos 11+10reb+1ast, J.Hunt 7+1reb+1ast, M.Marinov 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192856


Cherno More - Tundja Yambol 78-74

Everything could happen in Varna at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Euroins Cherno More and 6th ranked Tundja Yambol had identical 4-4 record. This time Euroins Cherno More used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Yambol 78-74. Tundja Yambol was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Croatian-Canadian center Ljubisa Vrcelj (210-84, college: Jacksonville) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds. Greek center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. International Martin Durchev (204-87) answered with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Tundja Yambol. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Euroins Cherno More (5-4) moved-up to fourth place. Tundja Yambol lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: L.Vrcelj 19+16reb+1ast, A.Velikov 18+8reb+4ast, G.Galiotos 16+13reb+1ast, S.Tsonkov 12+2reb+3ast, L.Hall 8+6reb, M.Borisov 4+1reb+2ast
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 22+5reb+5ast, S.Govedarov 17+4reb+4ast, J.Radionov 13+5reb+1ast, N.Milosevic 10+13reb, B.Ormon 6+8reb, S.Petkov 4+4reb
gschID: 192859
  




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