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NBL Standings
 1. Akademik PL 3-0 
 2. Balkan 2-0 
 3. Beroe 2-0 
 4. Levski 2014 2-1 
 5. Lukoil Acad. 1-1 
 6. Rilski 1-2 
 7. Yambol 1-2 
 8. Cherno More 0-3 
 9. Spartak Pleven 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/22/2017
Division Standings
East
 1. Chavdar 2-0 
 2. UE Varna 2-0 
 3. Beroe-2 1-1 
 4. Dolphin 1-1 
 5. Chernomorets 0-2 
 6. Shumen 0-2 
West
 1. Athletic Sofia 2-0 
 2. Buba 2-0 
 3. Akademik Sofia 1-1 
 4. CSKA 1-1 
 5. Rilski 2 0-1 
 6. Vidabasket 0-1 
 7. Balkan 2 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/23/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Last:10/18/2017
S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 2-0 
 2 Blokotehna 2-0 
 3 Rilski 1-0 
 4 Levski 2014 1-1 
 5 Kumanovo 1-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-1 
 7 Ibar Rozaje 0-2 
 8 SK Tirana 0-2 
Last:10/19/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Pavel IVANOV
  Balkan
  (200-F/G-88)
  Avg: 25
 1. Ivanov, Balkan25.0 
 2. Yanev-G., Beroe23.0 
 3. Whisnant, Beroe21.5 
 4. Davis, Beroe20.5 
 5. Simeonov, Levski20.3 
 6. Hristov, Cherno M.18.3 
 7. Arnett, Yambol18.0 
 8. Perine, Yambol17.3 
 9. Umipig, Akademik.17.0 
 10. Kuntic, Spartak .16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikola MARAVIC
  Levski
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Maravic, Levski10.7 
 2. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.10.0 
 3. Johnson, Akademik.9.0 
 4. Kemp, Beroe9.0 
 5. Varbanov, Yambol8.7 
 6. Simeonov, Levski7.7 
 7. Arnett, Yambol7.5 
 8. Brooks, Balkan7.5 
 9. Haughton, Balkan7.5 
 10. Nguirane, Akademik.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Levski
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Karamfilov, Levski7.7 
 2. Umipig, Akademik.7.7 
 3. Avramov, Lukoil A.7.0 
 4. Velikov, Lukoil Acad.5.5 
 5. Zhelev, Beroe5.5 
 6. Arnett, Yambol5.0 
 7. Brooks, Balkan5.0 
 8. Marinov, Spartak .5.0 
 9. Parker, Beroe5.0 
 10. DiNunno, Beroe4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Konstantin KOEV
  Spartak .
  (196-F-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Koev, Spartak .3.3 
 2. Ivanov, Balkan3.0 
 3. Taylor, Rilski3.0 
 4. DiNunno, Beroe3.0 
 5. Fortenberry, Balkan3.0 
 6. Wright, Rilski3.0 
 7. Marincheshki, Rilski2.7 
 8. Zhelev, Beroe2.5 
 9. Petkov, Yambol2.5 
 10. Haughton, Balkan2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex DAVIS
  Beroe
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Davis, Beroe1.5 
 2. Kemp, Beroe1.0 
 3. Nikolov, Beroe1.0 
 4. Taylor, Rilski1.0 
 5. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 6. Simeonov, Levski0.7 
 7. Maravic, Levski0.7 
 8. Ivanov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Stefanov, Cherno M.0.7 
 10. Perine, Yambol0.7 
Poll


Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Rilski 92% Oct.28 Spart.Pleven
Levski 2014 Oct.28 Beroe 62%
Balkan 52% Oct.28 Akademik PL
Levski 2014 95% Oct.28 Cherno More
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

East
Dolphin 56% Oct.29 Beroe-2
Chernomorets 50% Oct.29 Shumen
Chavdar 59% Oct.29 UE Varna
West
Balkan 2 50% Oct.29 Rilski 2
CSKA 56% Oct.29 Akademik Sof
Vidabasket Oct.29 Buba 98%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

SK Tirana 56% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.25 Rilski
Kumanovo Oct.25 Akademik PL 76%
Levski 2014 Oct.24 Blokotehna 75%
NBL Round 17: Rilski defeat leader Lukoil Acad. - Feb 6, 2017


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The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Lukoil Acad. (13-3) in Sofia on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Rilski (8-7) 75-66. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Lukoil Acad.. American players dominated the game. Forward D.J. Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds for Lukoil Acad.Lukoil Acad.'s coach Toni Dechev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski maintains fifth place with 8-7 record. Defending champion Lukoil Acad. still keeps top position with three games lost. Rilski are looking forward to face league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lukoil Acad. will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Botevgrad. Sixth ranked Spartak Pleven (7-8) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Balkan (9-6) 79-78 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Balkan. Montenegrin-Serbian center Milovan Savic (205-87) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Dimitar Marincheshki chipped in 13 points and 13 rebounds. Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Spartak Pleven maintains sixth place with 7-8 record. Balkan at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Beroe. Spartak Pleven will play against Cherno More (#7) in Varna in the next round. Balkan will play on the road against Beroe (#4) in Stara Zagora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Academik Plovdiv (11-4) which hosted in Plovdiv 4th placed Beroe (9-6). Second ranked Academik Plovdiv managed to get a 12-point victory 89-77. Jordan Semple nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side. Brandis Raley-Ross came up with 21 points for Beroe in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Academik Plovdiv have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-4 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Beroe lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with six games lost. They share it with Balkan. Academik Plovdiv will meet Rilski (#5) in the next round. Beroe will play against Balkan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 17 Yambol was beaten by Cherno More on the road 78-69.

Lukoil Acad. - Rilski 66-75

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Lukoil Acad. (13-3) in Sofia on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Rilski (8-7) 75-66. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Lukoil Acad.. American players dominated the game. Forward D.J. Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Rilski players scored in double figures. Center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds and guard Anthony Beane (188-94, college: S.Illinois) added 20 points in the effort for Lukoil Acad.Lukoil Acad.'s coach Toni Dechev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski maintains fifth place with 8-7 record. Defending champion Lukoil Acad. still keeps top position with three games lost. Rilski are looking forward to face league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lukoil Acad. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Rilski: D.Shelton 26+12reb+2ast, E.Bruinsma 14+6reb, T.Woods 10+9reb+1ast, Y.Bozov 10+7reb+3ast, K.Parker 8+2reb+3ast, D.Ivanov 4+4reb
Lukoil Acad.: A.Beane 20+4reb+3ast, S.Zack 13+17reb+1ast, D.Gibson 13+6reb+7ast, M.Korniyenko 8+8reb+2ast, F.Videnov 8+3reb+2ast, M.Basabe 2+3reb
gschID: 496085


Akademik PL - Beroe 89-77

An interesting game for Academik Plovdiv (11-4) which hosted in Plovdiv 4th placed Beroe (9-6). Second ranked Academik Plovdiv managed to get a 12-point victory 89-77. Academik Plovdiv looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) accounted for 9 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. Four Academik Plovdiv players scored in double figures. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) came up with 21 points and the other American import guard Shane Gibson (188-90, college: Sacred Heart) added 19 points respectively for Beroe in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Academik Plovdiv have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-4 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Beroe lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with six games lost. They share it with Balkan. Academik Plovdiv will meet Rilski (#5) in the next round. Beroe will play against Balkan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Akademik PL: D.Dimitrov 20+4reb+2ast, J.Semple 19+15reb+3ast, S.Smith 18+2ast, V.Aleksandrov 12+4reb+2ast, O.Bellfield 9+7reb+11ast, V.Bachev 8+1ast
Beroe: B.Raley-Ross 21+3reb+2ast, S.Gibson 19+2reb+1ast, S.Tesija 8+4reb+1ast, A.Jones 7+5reb+2ast, T.Zhelev 7+2reb, T.Tenchev 6+1ast
gschID: 496086


Balkan - Spartak Pleven 78-79

Important game to mention about took place in Botevgrad. Sixth ranked Spartak Pleven (7-8) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Balkan (9-6) 79-78 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Balkan. Montenegrin-Serbian center Milovan Savic (205-87) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-90) chipped in 13 points and 13 rebounds. Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Montenegrin guard Amin Hott (192-92) scored 18 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Spartak Pleven maintains sixth place with 7-8 record. Balkan at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Beroe. Spartak Pleven will play against Cherno More (#7) in Varna in the next round. Balkan will play on the road against Beroe (#4) in Stara Zagora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: M.Savic 18+13reb, M.Marinov 15+2reb+1ast, D.Marincheshki 13+13reb+1ast, K.Koev 11+5reb+1ast, M.Tanev 10+1reb+2ast, M.Dudev 8+4reb+10ast
Balkan: A.Hott 18+4reb+5ast, M.Sekulovic 15+11reb+1ast, I.Ivkov 11+2reb+1ast, D.Cvetkovic 10+4reb+2ast, R.Kochev 9+3reb+1ast, N.Marinov 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 496084


Cherno More - Yambol 78-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Cherno More's (5-10) home victory over bottom-ranked Yambol (3-12) in Varna 78-69 on Saturday. Cherno More looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) nailed 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-94) accounted for 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Cherno More's coach Spas Natov used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Ventsislav Petkov (188-91, agency: Interperformances) came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds and forward Stoyan Petkov (198-85) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Yambol in the defeat. Cherno More maintains seventh place with 5-10 record. Yambol lost their tenth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 12 games lost. They share it with Levski. Cherno More will meet higher ranked Spartak Pleven (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Yambol will play against Levski and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: N.Djuric 19+9reb+2ast, D.Karamfilov 11+11reb+5ast, S.Tsonkov 9+3reb+2ast, A.Natskin 9+3ast, V.Hristov 8+3reb+4ast, M.Markovic 7+6reb+2ast
Yambol: V.Petkov 20+6reb+3ast, S.Petkov 14+8reb+2ast, E.Ivanov 11+1reb, N.Varbanov 9+7reb+1ast, S.Govedarov 6+6reb, T.Ostrev 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 496083


  




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