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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 
Full Standings
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 Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
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
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Shelton, Rilski21.1 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.5 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 4. Petkov, Yambol18.0 
 5. Smith, Akademik PL18.0 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.4 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan17.1 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.3 
 9. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.2 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.5 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.2 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.4 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.2 
 8. Bruinsma, Rilski7.8 
 9. Daniels, Balkan7.5 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.7.0 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.0 
 6. Dudev, Spartak .4.9 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Bozov, Rilski4.4 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 3. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.6 
 8. Hott, Balkan1.6 
 9. Jones, Beroe1.6 
 10. Beane, Lukoil Acad.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.1 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 4. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 7. Savic, Spartak .0.8 
 8. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Gudul, Beroe0.6 
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Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Yambol Apr.29 Lukoil Acad 82%
Cherno More Apr.29 Akademik PL 60%
Spart.Pleven 50% Apr.29 Beroe
Balkan 65% Apr.29 Rilski
NBL Round 25: Academik Plovdiv edges Spartak Pleven by one point - Apr 9, 2017


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There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

Sixth-ranked Spartak Pleven (10-12) made lots of trouble for second ranked Academik Plovdiv (16-6) on Saturday. Academik Plovdiv managed to secure only one-point victory 97-96. However their fans expected much easier game. Strangely Spartak Pleven outrebounded Academik Plovdiv 46-20 including a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Shakir Smith (185-92, college: Adams St.) fired 30 points and 4 assists for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) chipped in 17 points and 12 assists. Academik Plovdiv's coach Asen Nikolov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-90) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds for lost side. Academik Plovdiv have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 16-6 record having four points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Spartak Pleven lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Academik Plovdiv are looking forward to face Beroe (#3) in Stara Zagora in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Spartak Pleven will play on the road against Balkan in Botevgrad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sofia. First ranked Lukoil Acad. faced 3rd placed Beroe. Host Lukoil Acad. (19-4) defeated guests from Stara Zagora (14-8) 94-79. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Dimitar Dimitrov contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) answered with 16 points and 4 assists for Beroe. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-4 record. Beroe at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. Lukoil Acad. will play against Rilski (#4) in Samokov in the next round. Beroe will play on the road against the league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 25 Yambol was defeated by Balkan in Botevgrad 78-69. Cherno More beat Levski at home 84-80.

Akademik PL - Spartak Pleven 97-96

Sixth-ranked Spartak Pleven (10-12) made lots of trouble for second ranked Academik Plovdiv (16-6) on Saturday. Academik Plovdiv managed to secure only one-point victory 97-96. However their fans expected much easier game. Strangely Spartak Pleven outrebounded Academik Plovdiv 46-20 including a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Shakir Smith (185-92, college: Adams St.) fired 30 points and 4 assists for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 assists. Academik Plovdiv's coach Asen Nikolov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-90) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and Montenegrin-Serbian center Milovan Savic (205-87) added 18 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Four Academik Plovdiv and five Spartak Pleven players scored in double figures. Academik Plovdiv have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 16-6 record having four points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Spartak Pleven lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Academik Plovdiv are looking forward to face Beroe (#3) in Stara Zagora in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Spartak Pleven will play on the road against Balkan in Botevgrad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Akademik PL: S.Smith 30+1reb+4ast, J.Semple 20+9reb+1ast, O.Bellfield 17+4reb+12ast, V.Bachev 15+1reb+2ast, S.Davis 9, V.Aleksandrov 2+1reb
Spartak Pleven: D.Marincheshki 24+14reb+3ast, V.Galabov 18+8reb+1ast, M.Savic 18+14reb+6ast, M.Dudev 14+3reb+5ast, K.Koev 13+7reb+3ast, G.Nikolov 9+1ast
gschID: 536270


Balkan - Yambol 78-69

There was no surprise in Botevgrad where 7th ranked Yambol (6-16) was defeated by fifth ranked Balkan (12-10) 78-69. Balkan players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. The former international guard Stanimir Marinov (192-91, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 20 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. Forward Stoyan Petkov (198-85) answered with 21 points and the former international center Nikolay Varbanov (209-85, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points in the effort for Yambol. The victory was the third consecutive win for Balkan. They maintain fifth place with 12-10 record. Yambol at the other side keeps the seventh position with 16 games lost. They share it with Cherno More. Balkan will play against Spartak Pleven (#6) at home in the next round. Yambol will play against Cherno More in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Balkan: M.Sekulovic 22+15reb+2ast, S.Marinov 20+3reb+8ast, T.Daniels 14+3reb, A.Hott 10+3reb+4ast, D.Cvetkovic 8+2reb+1ast, N.Marinov 2+1ast
Yambol: S.Petkov 21+3reb+1ast, N.Varbanov 16+4reb, T.Ostrev 8+4reb+4ast, E.Ivanov 7+3reb+2ast, V.Petkov 6+3reb+3ast, A.Ivanov 6+6reb
gschID: 536269


Cherno More - Levski 84-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Cherno More's (6-16) home victory over bottom-ranked Levski (4-19) 84-80. Cherno More forced 21 Levski turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Cypriot guard Angel Natskin (184-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Cherno More players scored in double figures. International guard Evgeni Hadjirusev (193-95) answered with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international forward Stanislav Slaveykov (198-86) added 24 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Levski. Levski's coach Manuel Markov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Cherno More moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Yambol. Levski lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. Cherno More will play against Yambol (#8) at home in the next round. Levski will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: A.Natskin 20+3reb+4ast, N.Djuric 19+7reb, A.Dikov 14+3reb, S.Tsonkov 12+4reb+3ast, D.Karamfilov 10+3reb+7ast, V.Hristov 4+2reb+1ast
Levski: S.Slaveykov 24+3reb+2ast, V.Veselinov 21+3reb+2ast, E.Hadjirusev 16+6reb+7ast, P.Ivanov 9+4reb+4ast, K.Doychinov 6+10reb, A.Peychinov 3+1reb
gschID: 536268


Lukoil Acad. - Beroe 94-79

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sofia. First ranked Lukoil Acad. faced 3rd placed Beroe. Host Lukoil Acad. (19-4) defeated guests from Stara Zagora (14-8) 94-79. Lukoil Acad. had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. International Dimitar Dimitrov (203-93, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Lukoil Acad. players scored in double figures. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) answered with 16 points and 4 assists and the other American import guard Shane Gibson (188-90, college: Sacred Heart) added 17 points and 5 assists in the effort for Beroe. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-4 record. Beroe at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. Lukoil Acad. will play against Rilski (#4) in Samokov in the next round. Beroe will play on the road against the league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 16+8reb+6ast, D.Dimitrov 14+6reb+2ast, A.Beane 14+3reb+2ast, S.Zack 12+8reb+1ast, H.Zahariev 12+2ast, B.Avramov 10+1reb+5ast
Beroe: S.Gibson 17+1reb+5ast, B.Raley-Ross 16+4reb+4ast, S.Tesija 11+7reb, T.Todorov 8+3reb, P.Aleksiev 7+2reb, A.Jones 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 536271


  




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