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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 Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Balkan 0-0 
 3. Beroe 0-0 
 4. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 6. Boras 0-0 
 7. CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 8. Demir IBB 0-0 
 9. Dnipro 0-0 
 10. Falco KC 0-0 
 11. FC Porto 0-0 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 13. Khimik 0-0 
 14. Kormend 0-0 
 15. KR 0-0 
 16. Le Portel 0-0 
 17. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 18. Nevezis 0-0 
 19. Oradea 0-0 
 20. Parma 0-0 
 21. Rabotnicki 0-0 
 22. Rilski 0-0 
 23. Sodertalje 0-0 
 24. Spirou 0-0 
 25. Stal Ostrow 0-0 
 26. Steaua CSM 0-0 
 27. Szolnok 0-0 
 28. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 29. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 30. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:8/8/2017
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 
Poll


First Round Schedule
Balkan 50% Sep.20 Oradea
Szolnok 50% Sep.20 Trabzonspor
Demir IBB 50% Sep.20 Dnipro
Boras 50% Sep.20 Kormend
CSU Sibiu 50% Sep.20 BK Pardubice
KR 50% Sep.20 Mons-Hainaut
Bnei Hertzel 50% Sep.20 Stal Ostrow
Nevezis 50% Sep.20 Rilski
Parma 50% Sep.20 Rabotnicki
Wuerzburg 50% Sep.20 Istanbul BB
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NBL Round 23: Yambol defeat leader Lukoil Acad. - Mar 26, 2017


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The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Lukoil Acad. (17-4) on the court of seventh ranked Yambol on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Yambol 80-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lukoil Acad.. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lukoil Acad. won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Ventsislav Petkov (188-91, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 assists. The former international center Nikolay Varbanov (209-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Lukoil Acad.Yambol maintains seventh place with 6-14 record. Defending champion Lukoil Acad. still keeps top position with four games lost. Yambol 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 play against Spartak Pleven and is hoping to win this game.
Ninth-ranked Levski (4-17) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Academik Plovdiv (14-6) in Sofia. The visitors from Plovdiv managed to secure only one-point victory 106-105. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. Jordan Semple helped adding 16 points and 12 rebounds. The former international swingman Pavel Ivanov (200-88, agency: Interperformances) responded with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Academik Plovdiv have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-6 record having four points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Levski lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Academik Plovdiv will play against Yambol (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Levski will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Samokov between Rilski and Spartak Pleven. Fourth ranked Rilski (13-8) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Spartak Pleven (10-10). Rilski managed to escape with a 1-point win 87-86 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spartak Pleven. It was an exceptional evening for Yordan Bozov who led the winners and scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Rilski's coach Ludmil Hadjisotirov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Dimitar Marincheshki came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for Spartak Pleven in the defeat. Rilski maintains fourth place with 13-8 record. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Balkan. Rilski will meet higher ranked Beroe (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play against the league's leader Lukoil Acad. and hope to secure a win.
The game between sixth ranked Balkan (10-10) and 8th ranked Cherno More (5-16) in Botevgrad ended with biggest points difference. Balkan outscored guests from Varna 94-71. The best player for the winners was Mihailo Sekulovic who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Balkan's coach Nebojsa Vidic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balkan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Spartak Pleven. Cherno More lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. Balkan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in Sofia.

Rilski - Spartak Pleven 87-86

A very close game took place in Samokov between Rilski and Spartak Pleven. Fourth ranked Rilski (13-8) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Spartak Pleven (10-10). Rilski managed to escape with a 1-point win 87-86 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spartak Pleven. Rilski made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for the former international guard Yordan Bozov (191-79) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) accounted for 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Four Rilski players scored in double figures. Rilski's coach Ludmil Hadjisotirov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-90) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Milen Dudev (178-94) added 8 points and 8 assists respectively for Spartak Pleven in the defeat. Rilski maintains fourth place with 13-8 record. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Balkan. Rilski will meet higher ranked Beroe (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play against the league's leader Lukoil Acad. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rilski: Y.Bozov 22+6reb+8ast, Z.Georgiev 18+2reb+5ast, D.Shelton 18+10reb+1ast, E.Bruinsma 15+6reb+2ast, N.Stoyanov 9+7reb+4ast, D.Vutev 4+1reb
Spartak Pleven: D.Marincheshki 23+11reb+2ast, K.Koev 15+2reb+2ast, M.Savic 12+4reb+1ast, V.Galabov 9+4reb, M.Marinov 8+4reb+4ast, M.Dudev 8+3reb+8ast
gschID: 536262


Balkan - Cherno More 94-71

The game between sixth ranked Balkan (10-10) and 8th ranked Cherno More (5-16) in Botevgrad ended with biggest points difference. Balkan outscored guests from Varna 94-71. Balkan outrebounded Cherno More 40-22 including 28 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Travis Daniels (202-92, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. Balkan's coach Nebojsa Vidic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) produced 27 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and guard Stanislav Tsonkov (192-91) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Balkan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Spartak Pleven. Cherno More lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. Balkan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in Sofia.
Top scorers:
Balkan: T.Daniels 17+10reb, M.Sekulovic 16+10reb+6ast, S.Marinov 13+3reb+5ast, D.Cvetkovic 11+8reb+2ast, M.Durchev 9+1reb+2ast, A.Hott 8+4reb+4ast
Cherno More: N.Djuric 27+7reb, S.Tsonkov 17+3reb+3ast, A.Natskin 9+3ast, M.Markovic 4+3reb, F.Dedijer 4+3reb, D.Karamfilov 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 536261


Yambol - Lukoil Acad. 80-71

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Lukoil Acad. (17-4) on the court of seventh ranked Yambol on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Yambol 80-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lukoil Acad.. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lukoil Acad. won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Ventsislav Petkov (188-91, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 assists. The former international center Nikolay Varbanov (209-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Lukoil Acad.Yambol maintains seventh place with 6-14 record. Defending champion Lukoil Acad. still keeps top position with four games lost. Yambol 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 play against Spartak Pleven and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Yambol: V.Petkov 21+4reb+5ast, S.Govedarov 16+5reb+1ast, N.Varbanov 13+7reb+2ast, S.Petkov 9+10reb+1ast, T.Ostrev 8+8reb+5ast, E.Ivanov 8+5reb
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 17+8reb+3ast, S.Zack 14+10reb+2ast, A.Velikov 12+3reb+4ast, D.Dimitrov 8+5reb+1ast, B.Avramov 6+2ast, A.Beane 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 536260


Levski - Akademik PL 105-106

Ninth-ranked Levski (4-17) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Academik Plovdiv (14-6) in Sofia. The visitors from Plovdiv managed to secure only one-point victory 106-105. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 16 points and 12 rebounds. The former international swingman Pavel Ivanov (200-88, agency: Interperformances) responded with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Veselin Veselinov (202-83, college: W.Virginia St.) scored 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Academik Plovdiv have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-6 record having four points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Levski lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Academik Plovdiv will play against Yambol (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Levski will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Akademik PL: O.Bellfield 27+7reb+11ast, S.Smith 20+2reb+2ast, J.Semple 16+12reb+2ast, V.Aleksandrov 10+1reb+2ast, S.Vaklinov 9+9reb+1ast, M.Sutulovic 9+1reb+1ast
Levski: P.Ivanov 31+7reb+4ast, V.Veselinov 29+7reb+6ast, S.Slaveykov 15+3reb+3ast, E.Hadjirusev 13+5reb+9ast, K.Doychinov 8+9reb+1ast, N.Lekov 7+1reb
gschID: 542704


  




Kaloyan
Ivanov
Socar Petkim signs Kaloyan Ivanov - 16 hours ago
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Chavdar
Kostov
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Plamen
Aleksiev
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