Valosun KP Brno (ZBL) landed 31-year old Bulgarian ex-international center Vera Perostiyska (195-82, college: FIU). She played recently at Levski in Bulgarian NBL league. Perostiyska managed to play in three leagues in two countries this year (!!!). In 6 NBL games this season she averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg. She also played at Union Hainaut (LFB) in French league earlier that season. In 12 games this year she had 8.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3bpg. Perostiyska also played 8 games in Eurocup where she had 11.8ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.5apg. The most of last season she spent at Athinaikos (A1) in Greek league. In 16 games she had 9.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg. She helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. The other team Perostiyska played that season for was Beroe (NBL) in Bulgarian league. In 8 games she had very impressive stats: 22.9ppg, 12.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3bpg. The previous (10-11) season she played at Energa Torun (PLKK) in Polish league. In 27 games that year she had 9.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3bpg. She contributed to her team making it to the cup final. Perostiyska also played 7 games in Eurocup where she had 7.3ppg and 4.3rpg. Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2009 and 2010. Perostiyska also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 12.4ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 50.6%, FT: 73.9%. Perostiyska has played also professionally in Slovakia (Dannax Sport), Turkey (Ceyhan Bld, Cankaya and Samsun). She attended Florida International University until 2001 and it will be her twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
NBL Round 1 of Finals. Montana 2003 clinch first victory - 20 hours ago
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FINAL Haskovo 2012 - Montana 2003 62-74 Montana 2003 outgunned Haskovo 2012 on the road to surge ahead in the championship series. Montana 2003 made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. American guard Charel Allen (181-86, college: Notre Dame) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Dimana Makarieva-Georgieva (188-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Five... [read more]
Montana 2003 outgunned Haskovo 2012 on the road to surge ahead in the championship series. Montana 2003 made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. American guard Charel Allen (181-86, college: Notre Dame) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Dimana Makarieva-Georgieva (188-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Five Montana 2003 players scored in double figures. American center Chelsey Lee (193-89, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds and international Violina Kocheva (175-91) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Montana 2003: C.Allen 19+12reb+7ast, D.Peteva 12+2reb, T.Sharenkapova 11+3reb+2ast, D.Makarieva-Georgieva 11+10reb+1ast, R.Dimitrova 10+4reb+1ast, H.Ivanova 8+2reb+3ast Haskovo 2012: C.Lee 27+13reb, V.Kocheva 14+8reb+7ast, R.Stefanova-Dimitrova 14+6reb+4ast, W.Rolle 5+10reb+1ast, D.Koeva 2+5reb+1ast, P.Boyadjieva 0
Beroe fired past Neftochimic in the consolation finals opener. The game without a history. Beroe led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 21 Neftochimic turnovers and outrebounded them 43-27 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Beroe players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American Monique Reid (185-90, college: Louisville, agency: Gamble Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Her fellow American import swingman Jazmine Perkins (178-89, college: Washington St.) contributed with 18 points and 5 steals for the winners. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. Beroe's coach Tatyana Gateva felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Puerto Rican guard Ashley Prim (170-91, college: St.Joseph's, agency: Gamble Sports Management) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and international center Gabriela Kostova (190-94) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Neftochimic. Top scorers: Beroe: M.Reid 29+12reb+8ast, J.Perkins 18+3reb+2ast, M.Zhelyazkova 12+3reb+3ast, M.Tomova 11+3reb+4ast, C.Robertson-Warren 7+10reb+1ast, S.Miteva 7+6reb+1ast Neftochimic: A.Prim 20+6reb+4ast, M.Tsankova 11+2reb, G.Kostova 9+6reb+1ast, A.Miteva 7+2reb+2ast, T.Trebec 6+7reb+3ast, T.Dineva 6+1reb+2ast
Radoslava Bachvarova selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bulgarian players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is former international forward Radoslava Bachvarova (183-87). She could not help Vasas Akademia (5-15) in their last game. Despite Bachvarova's good performance Vasas Akademia lost 63-76 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) PEAC-Pecs.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bulgarian players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is former international forward Radoslava Bachvarova (183-87, college: VCU, currently plays in Hungary). She could not help Vasas Akademia (5-15) in their last game. Despite Bachvarova's good performance Vasas Akademia lost 63-76 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) PEAC-Pecs.
She recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in 28 minutes on the court.
Bachvarova has relatively good stats this year: 11.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 43.9%, 3FGP: 31.8% and FT: 88.0% in 19 games she played so far.
Former Levski Sofia starter played for the Bulgarian senior national team five years ago.
#2. Second place goes to U20 international point guard Iva Georgieva (170-96, college: Salt Lake CC, currently plays in Italy). She was not able to help Alghero in their game against San Salvatore (9-17) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division).
Georgieva scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
The 14th-placed Alghero (1-25) was badly defeated 73-53 in San Salvatore by the higher-ranked San Salvatore (#9) in the Group A.
It was Alghero's 12th consecutive loss in a row.
The Regular Season already ended.
It's Georgieva's first season with the team.
This year she has relatively solid stats: 14.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5bpg, 3.9spg, 2FGP: 39.8%, 3FGP: 24.4% and FT: 58.0%.
Georgieva is in the roster of the Bulgarian U20 national team.
#3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Diana Voynova (192-88, college: Duquesne, currently plays in Germany). She was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams BC Pharmaserv Marburg (14-8) in their game against Gruner Stern Keltern (18-4) in the German DBBL. Voynova's contribution was not very remarkable in Sunday's game.
She recorded only 2 points.
BC Pharmaserv Marburg was badly defeated 77-60 in Keltern by the second-ranked Gruner Stern.
Voynova has reliable stats this season: 10.4ppg, 7.1rpg, 2FGP: 47.1% and FT: 51.3%.
She is also a member of the Bulgarian senior national team.
#4. Center Hristina Tyutyundzhieva (190-93, currently plays in France) managed to help Avenir Basket Chartres in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Dunkerque (6-20) crushing them 79-52 in the French LF2 (second division) last Saturday.
Tyutyundzhieva scored only 2 points in 17 minutes.
Avenir Basket Chartres (22-4) is placed first in the LF2.
The Regular Season already ended.
This year Tyutyundzhieva's overall stats are: 1.6ppg and 1.8rpg in 24 games.
She used to play for the Bulgarian national team
back in 2014.
#5. Former U16 international power forward Katrin Stoichkova (182-99, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Viterbo (6-18) in their game against Civitanova (16-8) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Stoichkova did not beat the league record on Wednesday evening.
She scored only one point.
Viterbo (#11) was badly defeated 63-44 in Civitanova Marche by the higher-ranked Civitanova (#5) in the Group B.
It was Viterbo's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
The Regular Season already ended.
This season Stoichkova averages: 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg.
She used to play for the Bulgarian U16 national team
two years ago.
#6. An experienced guard Diana Naydenova-Goryanova (171-73, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Crusaders (14-0) in their game against Suns (11-6) in the British WBBL. She cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones.
Naydenova-Goryanova scored only 2 points.
The league leader Crusaders was defeated 69-54 in Sevenoaks by the lower-ranked Suns (#3).
Her team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Naydenova-Goryanova's total stats this season are: 4.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.3apg.
She is a former international player as she played for the Bulgarian senior team nine years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Bulgarian passport but never been selected to any of Bulgarian national teams:
#1.Aneliya Draganova (167-PG-99, currently plays in Germany). She could not help Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel (15-7) to beat Goettingen (11-18).
Draganova recorded 7 points and added 3 assists in 24 minutes.
Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel (#2) lost 62-73 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#11) Goettingen in the North group.
This year Draganova's overall stats are: 4.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.1apg in 24 games she played so far.
#2. Experienced Ana Petrova (170-F/G-82, currently plays in Luxembourg) contributed to an easy victory against the third-ranked Basket Esch (14-10) 78-63 in the Luxembourg Total League in Saturday night's game.
Petrova recorded 10 points in 18 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Etzella Ettelbruck (17-11) is placed third.
It was her team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
The Second Stage already ended.
Petrova is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's her sixth year in Etzella's roster.
Her stats this season are: 10.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg in 19 games.
Petrova has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and Luxembourg.
NBL Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Montana 2003 make it into Finals - 9 days ago
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Beroe - Montana 2003 67-77 Montana 2003 secured their NBL Finals appearance. They knocked down Beroe to win the series 3-1. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 43-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Montana 2003 dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Beroe's 38. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Charel Allen (181-86, college: Notre Dame) fired 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 as... [read more]
Montana 2003 secured their NBL Finals appearance. They knocked down Beroe to win the series 3-1. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 43-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Montana 2003 dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Beroe's 38. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Charel Allen (181-86, college: Notre Dame) fired 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Center Leeza Burdgess (194-90, college: La Salle) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Five Montana 2003 players scored in double figures. Monique Reid (185-90, college: Louisville, agency: Gamble Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Jazmine Perkins (178-89, college: Washington St.) added 20 points and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Beroe's coach Tatyana Gateva rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Beroe: M.Reid 24+10reb, J.Perkins 20+4reb+3ast, C.Robertson-Warren 11+6reb+1ast, Z.Kostova 5+2reb+4ast, R.Naneva 3+1reb+3ast, S.Miteva 2+4reb Montana 2003: R.Dimitrova 15+2reb+1ast, D.Makarieva-Georgieva 15+3reb+1ast, C.Allen 12+8reb+5ast, L.Burdgess 12+9reb+2ast, D.Peteva 10+2reb+2ast, T.Sharenkapova 7+2reb+1ast
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