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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
Last:4/5/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Mornar Bar 4-2 
 2 Beroe 4-2 
 3 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 4 Bashkimi 1-5 
Group D
 1 Sigal Prishtina 6-0 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Peja 2-4 
 4 Levski 2014 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/16/2016
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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First Round Schedule
Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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First Round Schedule
Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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NBL Round 19: Rilski Sportist beats Balkan in the most crucial game of the week - Mar 10, 2013


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Braxton
Dupree
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Samokov. Third ranked Rilski Sportist faced 4th placed Balkan. Host Rilski Sportist (14-5) defeated guests from Botevgrad (12-7) 70-66. American forward Braxton Dupree (203-89, college: Towson, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) fired 17 points for the winners. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) produced 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Rilski Sportist have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 14-5 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Balkan at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Rilski Sportist are looking forward to face league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Balkan will play on the road against the league's second-placed Levski Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Lukoil Academik delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (4-15) 93-70. Worth to mention a great performance of Greek power forward Dimitris Haritopoulos (205-83, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. Thomas Massamba contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Lukoil Academik's coach Sasho Vezenkov felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Aleksandar Dyakovski (185-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) answered with 25 points and 5 rebounds for Spartak Pleven. Lukoil Academik (17-2) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. Spartak Pleven lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. Lukoil Academik will play against Rilski Sportist (#3) in Samokov in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Spartak Pleven will play at home against U20 (#10) in Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked U20 (0-19) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 94-86 loss to fifth ranked Tundja Yambol (11-8) in Sofia on Saturday evening. It was a great evening for Nemanja Milosevic who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side Aleks Simeonov responded with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tundja Yambol maintains fifth place with 11-8 record. U20 lost their nineteenth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings. Tundja Yambol will meet at home Chernomorets (#8) in the next round. U20 will play against Spartak Pleven and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 19 Beroe was defeated by Levski Sofia in a road game 91-83. Cherno More beat Chernomorets at home 86-81.
The best stats of 19th round was 28 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals by Will Walker of Beroe.



Rilski Sportist - Balkan 70-66

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Samokov. Third ranked Rilski Sportist faced 4th placed Balkan. Host Rilski Sportist (14-5) defeated guests from Botevgrad (12-7) 70-66. American forward Braxton Dupree (203-89, college: Towson, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) fired 17 points for the winners. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. The former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) produced 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and international guard Stanimir Marinov (191-91) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Rilski Sportist have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 14-5 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Balkan at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Rilski Sportist are looking forward to face league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Balkan will play on the road against the league's second-placed Levski Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Balkan: J.Bozov 12+6reb+6ast, S.Slaveykov 10+3reb+1ast, S.Marinov 10+10reb, U.Petrovic 8+5reb, B.Jovovic 8+2reb, M.Marinov 7+2reb+1ast
Rilski Sportist: B.Dupree 17+4reb+1ast, T.Smith 14+4reb+4ast, B.Mirkovic 11+5reb+6ast, A.Caloiaro 10+7reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 9+1reb, T.Gugino 6+12reb+2ast
gschID: 233912


Spartak Pleven - Lukoil Academik 70-93

Leader Lukoil Academik delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (4-15) 93-70. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Spartak Pleven was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 30. Lukoil Academik players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Greek power forward Dimitris Haritopoulos (205-83, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. Swedish point guard Thomas Massamba (185-85) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Five Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. Lukoil Academik's coach Sasho Vezenkov felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Aleksandar Dyakovski (185-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) answered with 25 points and 5 rebounds and center Denis Agre (203-88, college: Pepperdine) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Spartak Pleven. Lukoil Academik (17-2) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. Spartak Pleven lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. Lukoil Academik will play against Rilski Sportist (#3) in Samokov in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Spartak Pleven will play at home against U20 (#10) in Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: A.Dyakovski 25+5reb+3ast, D.Agre 15+9reb+3ast, R.Sofroniev 10+5reb+2ast, I.Stankov 7+5reb+4ast, V.Georgiev 5+1reb, D.Marintchechki 4+4reb
Lukoil Academik: D.Haritopoulos 17+8reb+2ast, D.Watkins 17+6reb+2ast, B.Heath 15+5reb+6ast, P.Marinov 15+5reb, T.Massamba 12+5reb+9ast, B.Popovic 7+3reb
gschID: 233913


Levski Sofia - Beroe 91-83

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Beroe (7-12) was defeated on the road by second ranked Levski Sofia (16-3) 91-83 on Saturday. Beroe trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 26-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 83-91 at the end of the game. Levski Sofia dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Beroe's 26. It was a great shooting night for Levski Sofia especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 assists. International Pavel Ivanov (200-88) helped adding 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five Levski Sofia players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Will Walker (183-87, college: De Paul) responded with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (perfect behind the arc making all six shots !!!) and the other American import guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) scored 20 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Levski Sofia. They maintain second place with 16-3 record behind leader Lukoil Academik. Newly promoted Beroe dropped to the seventh position with 12 games lost. Levski Sofia will meet at home Balkan (#4) in the next round. Beroe will play against Euroins Cherno More in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Beroe: W.Walker 28+6reb+6ast, R.Holmes 20+3reb+3ast, M.Carter 13+3reb, S.Tsvetkov 9+3reb+2ast, M.Hart 5+4reb, V.Aleksandrov 3+1reb+1ast
Levski Sofia: P.Ivanov 17+2reb+1ast, M.Marinovic 15+4reb+11ast, N.Varbanov 12+2reb, H.Dimitrov 11+5reb+4ast, Z.Georgiev 10+5reb+2ast, S.Georgiev 10+8reb+1ast
gschID: 233911


Cherno More - Chernomorets 86-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Euroins Cherno More's (8-11) home victory over 8th ranked Chernomorets (6-13) 86-81 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 44-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Euroins Cherno More made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Chernomorets turnovers. It was a great evening for Croatian-Canadian center Ljubisa Vrcelj (210-84, college: Jacksonville) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Simeon Iliev (203-89, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Ivo Slavchev (198-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 21 rebounds and 4 assists and American center James Tyler (218-88) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Euroins Cherno More moved-up to sixth place. Loser Chernomorets keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. Euroins Cherno More will meet Beroe (#7) in the next round. Chernomorets will play against Tundja Yambol and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chernomorets: J.Tyler 20+8reb, I.Slavchev 14+21reb+4ast, B.Boev 12+3reb+4ast, K.Hristov 10+2reb+1ast, K.Koev 8+3reb+6ast, P.Rakovic 7+2ast
Cherno More: L.Vrcelj 24+11reb, S.Iliev 15+8reb, P.Aleksiev 14+4ast, A.Velikov 11+5reb+5ast, T.Zhelev 9+3reb+5ast, M.Borisov 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 233910


U20 - Tundja Yambol 86-94

Bottom-ranked U20 (0-19) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 94-86 loss to fifth ranked Tundja Yambol (11-8) in Sofia on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 17-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-86. Tundja Yambol made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Serbian power forward Filip Vukosavljevic (205-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza) helped adding 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) responded with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Nikolay Stoyanov (195-94) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Five Tundja Yambol and four U20 players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tundja Yambol maintains fifth place with 11-8 record. U20 lost their nineteenth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings. Tundja Yambol will meet at home Chernomorets (#8) in the next round. U20 will play against Spartak Pleven and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
U20: A.Natskin 20+2reb+1ast, A.Simeonov 17+9reb+4ast, N.Stoyanov 16+7reb+1ast, V.Galabov 13+8reb, D.Karamfilov 7+2reb+6ast, T.Tenchev 7+2reb+2ast
Tundja Yambol: N.Milosevic 26+10reb+1ast, F.Vukosavljevic 15+8reb, M.Durchev 13+4reb+5ast, S.Govedarov 13+2reb+3ast, S.Petkov 11+3reb+1ast, J.Radionov 7+1reb+6ast
gschID: 233909


  




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