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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 11-2 
 2. Beroe 9-3 
 3. Akademik PL 8-4 
 4. Balkan 7-5 
 5. Spartak Pleven 6-6 
 6. Rilski 6-7 
 7. Cherno More 4-9 
 8. Yambol 3-9 
 9. Levski 2-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
Division Standings
East
 1. UE Varna 12-0 
 2. Shumen 8-4 
 3. Cherno More 2 8-4 
 4. Dolphin 6-6 
 5. Chernomorets 3-9 
 6. Dunav 2016 2-9 
 7. Akademik Varna 2-10 
West
 1. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 2. Chavdar 7-3 
 3. Vidabasket 6-4 
 4. Akademik Sofia 5-5 
 5. Rilski 2 5-5 
 6. CSKA 0-10 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 4-0 
 2 Gaziantep 3-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-3 
 4 Targu Mures 0-4 
Group L
 1 Antwerp 3-1 
 2 Demir IBB 3-1 
 3 Gravelines 1-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-3 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 3-1 
 2 Vytautas 3-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-3 
 4 Apoel 1-3 
Group N
 1 Kormend 3-1 
 2 Nanterre 3-1 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 1-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-3 
Group O
 1 Alba 3-1 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-2 
 3 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 2-2 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-3 
Group P
 1 Enisey 3-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-1 
 3 Groningen 2-2 
 4 Benfica 0-4 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/12/2017
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 6-2 
 2 Beroe 5-3 
 3 Teodo Tivat 4-4 
 4 Bashkimi 4-5 
 5 Kozuv 3-5 
 6 Sigal Prishtina 3-6 
Group B
 1 Peja 5-3 
 2 Sutjeska 5-3 
 3 Feni Industries 5-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 3-5 
 5 SK Tirana 3-5 
 6 Trepca 3-5 
Last:1/17/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski29.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.22.8 
 3. Ivanov, Levski20.5 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.9 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.8 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol16.9 
 8. Gibson, Beroe16.3 
 9. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Semple, Akademik.11.8 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.1 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .8.8 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.4 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 2. Hott, Balkan6.0 
 3. Bellfield, Akademik.5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 6. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.8 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.5 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.3 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.1 
 3. Parker, Rilski2.0 
 4. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 7. Gibson, Beroe1.9 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.8 
 9. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.6 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.2 
 4. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski1.0 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 7. Veselinov, Levski1.0 
 8. Daniels, Balkan0.8 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 10. Lekov, Levski0.7 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Semple
  Akademik PL
  (201-F-98)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

Balkan 88% Jan.21 Levski
Akademik PL 86% Jan.21 Yambol
Lukoil Acad 78% Jan.21 Spart.Pleven
Rilski Jan.21 Beroe 57%
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Qualifying Round)

Akademik Sof Jan.19 Cherno More 56%
Rilski 2 Jan.19 Shumen 54%
Dolphin 60% Jan.19 Vidabasket
Dunav 2016 Jan.19 Chavdar 81%
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 95% Jan.18 Targu Mures
Chalon 91% Jan.18 Sodertalje
Group L
Demir IBB 88% Jan.18 Prievidza
Gravelines Jan.18 Antwerp 80%
Group M
Vytautas 78% Jan.18 Apoel
Telekom Bsk 85% Jan.18 Oberwart
Group N
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.18 Kormend 85%
Nanterre 86% Jan.18 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice Jan.18 Alba 75%
Pau-Lacq-Ort 52% Jan.18 UBT Cluj Na
Group P
Lukoil Acad 52% Jan.18 Enisey
Groningen 93% Jan.17 Benfica
Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

Group B
Peja 61% Jan.18 Trepca
Feni Industr 57% Jan.18 Sutjeska
SK Tirana Jan.18 Karpos Sokol 56%
NBL Round 12: Leader Lukoil Academik loses to Levski Sofia - Jan 12, 2013


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The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Lukoil Academik (10-2) on the court of second ranked Levski Sofia on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Levski Sofia 85-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lukoil Academik. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 9-2 record before this meeting. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-18. But Lukoil Academik won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 30 personal fouls committed by Lukoil Academik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. International Chavdar Kostov (195-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 20 points. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) who recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Levski Sofia have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after Lukoil Academik lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position which they share with defeated Lukoil Academik. Levski Sofia is looking forward to face Spartak Pleven (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lukoil Academik will play against Euroins Cherno More (#6) in Varna and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked U20 (0-12) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 91-70 loss to ninth ranked Chernomorets (4-7) in Sofia. It was a good game for American center James Tyler (218-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 15 rebounds and 7 blocks. Ivo Slavchev contributed with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for U20. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chernomorets moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Beroe. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Chernomorets will play against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora in the next round. U20 will play on the road against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Varna was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Balkan (7-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Euroins Cherno More (5-6). Balkan managed to secure a 7-point victory 74-67 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Uros Petrovic who helped to win the game recording 21 points. The best for the losing side was Asen Velikov with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Euroins Cherno More's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Balkan maintains fifth position with 7-6 record. Euroins Cherno More at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost. Balkan will meet at home higher ranked Tundja Yambol (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Euroins Cherno More will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 12 Spartak Pleven was crushed by Rilski Sportist in Samokov 94-74. Tundja Yambol beat Beroe at home 88-71.



U20 - Chernomorets 70-91

Bottom-ranked U20 (0-12) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 91-70 loss to ninth ranked Chernomorets (4-7) in Sofia. The game was mostly controlled by Chernomorets. U20 was better in fourth quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chernomorets dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U20's 32. Chernomorets forced 21 U20 turnovers and outrebounded them 37-26 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. U20 was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American center James Tyler (218-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 15 rebounds and 7 blocks. Forward Ivo Slavchev (198-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Tyler is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Chernomorets players scored in double figures. Forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and Nikolay Grozev (199-94) added 14 points and 4 steals in the effort for U20. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chernomorets moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Beroe. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Chernomorets will play against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora in the next round. U20 will play on the road against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
U20: A.Simeonov 19+10reb, N.Grozev 14+3ast, A.Natskin 11+5ast, T.Tenchev 9+3reb+3ast, K.Atanasov 6+6reb+3ast, K.Kirilov 4+4reb
Chernomorets: J.Tyler 28+15reb+1ast, P.Rakovic 17+3reb+5ast, I.Slavchev 15+10reb+2ast, T.Zahariev 13+1reb, B.Boev 6+5reb+5ast, K.Raykov 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 230586


Rilski Sportist - Spartak Pleven 94-74

There was no surprise in Samokov where 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (4-8) was crushed by third ranked Rilski Sportist (8-4) 94-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski Sportist. Spartak Pleven managed to win third quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rilski Sportist dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 26. They outrebounded Spartak Pleven 49-25 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of international Hristo Zahariev (197-90) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Braxton Dupree (203-89, college: Towson, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who added 16 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Rilski Sportist's coach Rosen Barchovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Ilia Stankov (198-76) with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Dimitar Marintchechki (201-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rilski Sportist maintains third position with 8-4 record having just two points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Spartak Pleven at the other side dropped to the ninth place with eight games lost. Rilski Sportist will meet at home bottom-ranked U20 (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Spartak Pleven will play against the league's second-placed Levski Sofia and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: I.Stankov 16+6reb+4ast, D.Marintchechki 13+4reb+5ast, D.Agre 11+3reb, T.Ostrev 10+10reb+1ast, V.Georgiev 9+1ast, R.Sofroniev 8+2reb+3ast
Rilski Sportist: H.Zahariev 24+6reb+3ast, T.Smith 21+3reb+2ast, B.Mirkovic 18+7reb+6ast, B.Dupree 16+14reb+2ast, T.Gugino 6+9reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 6+7reb+3ast
gschID: 230587


Tundja Yambol - Beroe 88-71

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Tundja Yambol (7-5) defeated at home 7th ranked Beroe (4-7) 88-71 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 50-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Tundja Yambol dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Beroe's 34. Worth to mention a great performance of international Martin Durchev (204-87) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) who added 19 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Tundja Yambol players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Atanas Radev (200-81) with 20 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tundja Yambol have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 7-5 record. Newly promoted Beroe keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Chernomorets. Tundja Yambol will meet Balkan (#5) in the next round. Beroe will play against Chernomorets in Burgas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Beroe: R.Holmes 20+6reb+2ast, A.Radev 20+7reb+2ast, V.Aleksandrov 10+1reb, M.Hart 8+3reb, W.Walker 6+4reb+5ast, M.Carter 3+2reb
Tundja Yambol: N.Milosevic 19+9reb, M.Durchev 18+5reb+9ast, J.Radionov 15+4reb+1ast, L.Sjekloca 10+7reb, S.Cholakov 8+2reb+5ast, S.Petkov 8+3reb
gschID: 230585


Cherno More - Balkan 67-74

The game in Varna was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Balkan (7-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Euroins Cherno More (5-6). Balkan managed to secure a 7-point victory 74-67 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 24-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Balkan made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian forward Uros Petrovic (205-90, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and the former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-86) with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian center Aleksandar Bojic (207-82, college: Hawaii-Pacific) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Euroins Cherno More's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Balkan maintains fifth position with 7-6 record. Euroins Cherno More at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost. Balkan will meet at home higher ranked Tundja Yambol (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Euroins Cherno More will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: A.Velikov 15+8reb+4ast, L.Hall 13+5reb+1ast, A.Bojic 12+7reb+2ast, L.Vrcelj 10+5reb+1ast, V.Kyosev 6+3reb, T.Zhelev 3+2reb+3ast
Balkan: U.Petrovic 21+4reb+1ast, V.Panic 14+6reb+3ast, J.Bozov 11+8reb+5ast, T.Todorov 10+6reb, B.Jovovic 8+3reb+1ast, A.Santos 6+6reb
gschID: 230584


Levski Sofia - Lukoil Academik 85-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Lukoil Academik (10-2) on the court of second ranked Levski Sofia on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Levski Sofia 85-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lukoil Academik. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 9-2 record before this meeting. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-18. But Lukoil Academik won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 30 personal fouls committed by Lukoil Academik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. International Chavdar Kostov (195-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 20 points. Five Levski Sofia players scored in double figures. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) who recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Levski Sofia have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after Lukoil Academik lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position which they share with defeated Lukoil Academik. Levski Sofia is looking forward to face Spartak Pleven (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lukoil Academik will play against Euroins Cherno More (#6) in Varna and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: P.Marinov 19+4reb, B.Heath 18+6reb+6ast, D.Watkins 14+7reb+2ast, D.Green 8+9reb+6ast, T.Massamba 7+1reb+4ast, N.Kolev 6+2reb+1ast
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 20+5reb+6ast, C.Kostov 20+4reb+3ast, N.Varbanov 12+12reb+2ast, D.Anguelov 11+1reb+2ast, Z.Georgiev 10+4reb+3ast, S.Georgiev 6+1reb
gschID: 230583


  




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