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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
Day 5 of Regular Season - Nov 17, 2016


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Group A
Brussels - Alba 69-80

There was no surprise when 4th placed Belgian Basic-Fit Brussels (0-5) were defeated at home by first ranked Hungarian Alba (4-1) 80-69 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Alba. Basic-Fit Brussels was better in fourth quarter 31-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Alba outrebounded Basic-Fit Brussels 42-24 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 13 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Maxime Depuydt (192-92) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Alba have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group A with 4-1 record. Loser Basic-Fit Brussels still closes the standings with five games lost. Alba will face group's second-placed Chalon/Saor on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Basic-Fit Brussels will play against Benfica and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Brussels: B.Ubel 13+6reb+2ast, M.Depuydt 11+4reb, D.Pita 10+2ast, J.Foerts 8+1reb+1ast, J.Simmons 6+5reb+1ast, N.Foerts 5+1reb+3ast
Alba: P.Lorant 14+10reb+4ast, B.Taylor 13+1reb+1ast, A.Keller 12+2reb, J.Edwards 11+2reb+1ast, W.Shepard 11+8reb+4ast, L.Markovic 9+6reb+1ast
gschID: 509779


Benfica - Chalon 77-69

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when third ranked Portuguese Benfica (3-2) defeated at home second-ranked French Chalon/Saor (3-2) 77-69 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 14-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-69. Benfica looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was Angola-Portuguese guard Carlos Morais (200-85, agency: Duran International) who scored 29 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Raven Barber (206, college: Mt.St.Mary's) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds and Cameroonian-French Jeremy Nzeulie (188-91) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Benfica moved-up to second place in Group A, which they share with Chalon. Benfica will face Basic-Fit Brussels (#4) at home in the next round. Chalon/Saor will play against leader Alba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalon: C.Clark 22+7reb+1ast, J.Nzeulie 14+4reb+2ast, L.Harris 14+1reb+3ast, M.Fall 8+7reb+3ast, M.Mejeris 6+2reb+1ast, J.Roberson 5+2reb+4ast
Benfica: C.Morais 29+6reb+4ast, R.Barber 19+7reb, D.Hollis 19+6reb+1ast, D.Raivio 6+2reb+7ast, J.Soares 2+6reb+4ast, C.Andrade 2+2reb+5ast
gschID: 509771


Group B
Kormend - Gravelines 85-60

French Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked Hungarian Kormend on Wednesday night. Visitors were rolled over by Kormend 85-60. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group B. The game without a history. Kormend led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kormend outrebounded Gravelines-Dunkerque 46-28 including a 12-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Gravelines-Dunkerque's players. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Terry Allen (203-93, college: Richmond) stepped up and scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and forward Jordan Loveridge (198-93, college: Utah) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 18 points and guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) scored 14 points. Four Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Kormend (3-2) moved-up to second place in Group B, which they share with Groningen. Loser Gravelines-Dunkerque still keeps top position with one game lost. Kormend will meet at home second-placed Groningen in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Limburg United and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: J.Cobbs 18+4reb+1ast, K.Gibson 14+3reb+1ast, S.Henry 10+2reb+4ast, M.Hesson 10+2reb+1ast, A.Cel 5+9reb, A.Mokoka 3
Kormend: T.Allen 23+8reb+5ast, J.Loveridge 21+8reb+1ast, M.Csorvasi 14+5reb, C.Ferencz 9+3reb+1ast, P.Petty 9+7reb+13ast, B.Horti 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 509783


Groningen - Limburg United 98-70

Rather expected game when 4th placed Belgian Limburg United (0-5) was rolled over on the road by second ranked Dutch Groningen (3-2) 98-70 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Limburg United was better in fourth quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Limburg United to just 6 points in second quarter. Groningen dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Limburg United's 28. They outrebounded Limburg United 43-24 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Groningen looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Limburg United's players. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks. Swingman Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Seth Tuttle (203-92, college: N.Iowa) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Abe Lodwick (201-88, college: Washington St.) added 12 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending Dutch champion maintains second place in Group B with 3-2 record having just eight point less than leader Alba, which they share with Kormend. Loser Limburg United still closes the standings with five games lost. Groningen will face Kormend (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Limburg United will play against the league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Limburg United: J.Swing 12+3reb+2ast, S.Tuttle 12+10reb+5ast, A.Lodwick 12+4reb+1ast, W.Boss Mukubu 10+3reb, B.Simons 10, H.Vilhjalmsson 6+2reb+2ast
Groningen: C.Fieler 24+12reb+8ast, D.Pasalic 17+5reb+1ast, J.Dourisseau 15+6reb+3ast, A.Smith 13+8reb+1ast, S.Cunningham 12+4reb+2ast, L.Jeter 6+3reb+7ast
gschID: 509770


Group C
Sodertalje - Telekom Bsk 90-89

A very interesting game took place in Sodertalje. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of leader German Telekom Baskets (2-1) to third ranked Swedish Sodertalje Kings (2-2) 90-89 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Telekom Baskets. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group C. Telekom Baskets were ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 23-16 charge of Sodertalje Kings, which allowed them to win the game. They shot 64.2 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 65.2 percentage. Croatia forward Toni Bizaca (202-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency) nailed 32 points for the winning side and point guard Thomas Massamba (183-85, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 9 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Sodertalje Kings' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Florian Koch (197-92) came up with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Telekom Baskets in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending Swedish champion moved-up to second place in Group C. Telekom Baskets at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. Sodertalje Kings will have a break next round. Telekom Baskets will play on the road against Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Jemappes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Telekom Bsk: F.Koch 19+4reb+1ast, K.Horton 17+5reb+1ast, J.Mayo 11+2reb+7ast, O.Silins 11+3reb+2ast, T.DiLeo 9+1reb+3ast, F.Barovic 8+3reb+3ast
Sodertalje: T.Bizaca 32+3reb, T.Kurbas 13, N.Spires 11+4reb, T.Ongwae 10+5reb+5ast, D.Lejasmeiers 10+4ast, T.Massamba 9+5reb+9ast
gschID: 509785


Group D
Sopron KC - Antwerp 61-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second ranked Belgian Antwerp Giants' (4-1) road victory over 3rd placed Hungarian Sopron KC (1-4) 71-61 on Thursday. They outrebounded Sopron KC 48-32 including 35 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was forward Dorian Marchant (198-93, agency: Promotex) who scored 8 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian-Hungarian center Marko Spica (205-86, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and American Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Antwerp Giants maintains second place in Group D with 4-1 record having just nine point less than leader Alba. Loser Sopron KC keeps the third position with four games lost. Antwerp Giants will face league's leader JSF Nanterre on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sopron KC will play against FC Porto Ferpinta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sopron KC: M.Spica 15+6reb+1ast, A.Dufault 12+8reb+1ast, J.Threatt 12+2reb+2ast, B.Elo 6+5reb, K.Lewis 5+2reb, N.Takacs 3+1reb
Antwerp: D.Conger 14+8reb, J.Clark 11+1reb+1ast, G.Ware 10+8reb+2ast, D.Marchant 8+7reb+7ast, Y.Schoepen 8+5reb, C.Beghin 6+1reb
gschID: 509787


FC Porto - Nanterre 75-79

Not a big story in a game when 4th placed Portuguese FC Porto Ferpinta (0-5) was defeated at home by leader French JSF Nanterre (5-0) 79-75 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. JSF Nanterre forced 20 FC Porto Ferpinta turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Brian Conklin (198-89, college: St.Louis) who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Four JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. American-Cape Verdean point guard Jeffrey Xavier (189-85, college: Providence) produced 18 points and 5 assists and American center Nick Washburn (208-91, college: Hillsdale, agency: Duran International) added 7 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. FC Porto Ferpinta's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. JSF Nanterre have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group D with 5-0 record. Defending Portuguese champion FC Porto Ferpinta still closes the standings with five games lost. JSF Nanterre will face league's second-placed Antwerp Giants at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. FC Porto Ferpinta will play against Sopron KC and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
FC Porto: J.Xavier 18+2reb+5ast, J.Silva 10+3reb+1ast, M.Queiroz 10+3reb+1ast, N.Washburn 7+8reb+1ast, M.Miranda 7+6reb+2ast, A.Bessa 6+1reb+2ast
Nanterre: B.Conklin 19+9reb+1ast, M.Riley 14+5reb+1ast, C.Warren 13+2reb+5ast, J.Morency 10+2reb, S.Butterfield 7+2reb+1ast, T.Zanna 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 509780


Group E
TU/Rock - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 68-89

Everything went according to plan in Tartu where leader French Pau-Lacq-Orthez (3-0) outleveled 3rd placed Estonia TU/Rock (0-4) 89-68 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. TU/Rock was better in third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American Ronald Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St., agency: Pensack Sports) who scored 22 points and 5 assists. Zimbabwean power forward Vitalis Chikoko (207-91) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Lithuania center Dominykas Milka (203-92, college: St.Rose, NY) produced 21 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group E with 3-0 record. Loser TU/Rock still closes the standings with four games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face second-placed Redwell Gunners Oberwart at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: D.Milka 21+6reb, M.Thomas 17+2reb+4ast, J.Soo 10+3reb+2ast, J.Joesaar 6+5reb+1ast, G.Dorbek 5+2reb+2ast, T.Sokk 4
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: R.Lewis 22+2reb+5ast, A.Robinson 12+1reb+2ast, V.Chikoko 12+9reb+2ast, J.Mipoka 11+2reb, A.Koffi 9+2reb, E.Okobo 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 509781


Group F
Prievidza - Bnei Hertzeliyya 90-85

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when second-ranked Israeli Bnei Hasharon (3-2) was defeated on the road by third ranked Slovakian Prievidza (2-3) 90-85 on Wednesday. Bnei Hasharon was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was Serbian center Rastko Dramicanin (208-86, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Croatia forward Igor Maric (196-85) chipped in 16 points. American-Montenegrin forward Halil Kanacevic (203-91, college: St.Joseph's) produced 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Karam Mashour (198-91, college: Morehead St.) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. Defending Slovakian champion maintains third place in Group F with 2-3 record having just seven point less than leader Alba. Loser Bnei Hasharon keeps the second position with two games lost. Prievidza will face league's leader Lukoil Acad. in Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bnei Hasharon will play at home against Steaua CSM and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hertzeliyya: S.Dennis 16+2reb+3ast, K.Mashour 16+9reb, T.Green 15+2reb+4ast, H.Kanacevic 14+8reb+4ast, J.Adrien 10+9reb+3ast, O.Leumi 5+1reb
Prievidza: R.Dramicanin 21+6reb+2ast, I.Maric 16+3reb+2ast, R.Korner 14+4reb+2ast, M.Ihring 11+1reb+2ast, A.Jones 9+6reb+4ast, S.Miljanic 9+1reb+3ast
gschID: 509777


Lukoil Acad. - Steaua CSM 105-76

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bulgaria Lukoil Acad. as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Group F. Lukoil Acad. smashed 3rd placed Romania Steaua CSM in Sofia 105-76. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Acad.. Steaua CSM was better in fourth quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Steaua CSM to just 5 points in first quarter. Lukoil Acad. dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Steaua CSM's 26 and made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Lukoil Acad. players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Pavlin Ivanov (195-93, agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Ukrainian power forward Maxym Korniyenko (205-87, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American power forward Dave Dudzinski (206-92, college: Holy Cross, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Cameron Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for Steaua CSM. Five Lukoil Acad. and four Steaua CSM players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Steaua CSM at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Steaua CSM will play next round against strong Bnei Hasharon trying to get back on the winning streak. Lukoil Acad. will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Prievidza on the road.
Top scorers:
Steaua CSM: D.Dudzinski 16+6reb+3ast, M.Paul 14+1reb+3ast, C.Long 13+6ast, M.Runkauskas 10+5reb+2ast, V.Negoitescu 8+6reb, N.Malesevic 7+2reb+1ast
Lukoil Acad.: P.Ivanov 24+3reb+5ast, D.Gibson 21+1reb+4ast, M.Korniyenko 17+10reb+4ast, S.Zagorac 12+6reb+2ast, S.Zack 12+8reb+2ast, F.Videnov 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 509773


Group G
UBT Cluj Napoca - Gaziantep 72-79

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when second ranked Turkish Gaziantep (4-1) defeated on the road leader Romania UBT Cluj Napoca (4-1) 79-72 on Wednesday. It was a key game for the top position in Group G. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) who scored 28 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Will Cherry (185-91, college: Montana) chipped in 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Gaziantep players scored in double figures. Vlad Moldoveanu (206-88, college: American, agency: BeoBasket) produced 24 points and 8 rebounds and American Kyndall Dykes (192-87, college: New Orleans) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. Gaziantep have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group G leader, which they share with defeated UBT Cluj Napoca. Gaziantep will face Peja (#4) in Peje in the next round. UBT Cluj Napoca will play on the road against AEK in Larnaca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UBT Cluj Napoca: V.Moldoveanu 24+8reb+2ast, K.Dykes 15+4reb+2ast, O.Barro 14+6reb, F.Adamovic 8+1reb+5ast, A.Rasic 5+3reb+1ast, M.Pustozvonov 2+2reb+1ast
Gaziantep: D.Jefferson 28+7reb+3ast, D.Ivanov 14+2reb, A.Rautins 12+3reb+3ast, M.Denmon 10+3reb+5ast, W.Cherry 9+6reb+5ast, A.Erol 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 509774


AEK - Peja 81-64

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Larnaca where 3rd placed Kosovan Peja (1-4) was defeated by fourth ranked Cypriot AEK (1-4) 81-64 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-64. AEK forced 27 Peja turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Shaquille Goodwin (206-94, college: Memphis) who scored 25 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Torey Thomas (178-85, college: Holy Cross) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. American swingman Lamarcus Reed (196-88, college: Texas Arlington) produced 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Slovenia center Salih Nuhanovic (210-82, agency: 011 Sports) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Peja players scored in double figures. Peja's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Defending Cypriot champion left bottom position moving up to third place in Group G, which they share with defeated Peja. It was Peja's third loss in a row. AEK will face league's second-placed UBT Cluj Napoca at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Peja will play against the league's leader Gaziantep and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Peja: L.Reed 17+7reb+4ast, S.Nuhanovic 11+9reb+2ast, N.Dahlman 10+3reb+2ast, A.Veseli 10+8reb+1ast, M.Ahmetbasic 6+3reb+2ast, L.Mekaj 5+3ast
AEK: S.Goodwin 25+6reb+1ast, T.Thomas 21+3reb+4ast, A.Harris 13+2reb+1ast, A.Sizopoulos 7+3reb+4ast, T.Biggs 4, G.Palalas 4+1reb+5ast
gschID: 509776


Group H
Rilski - Sigal Prishtina 100-98

Important game to mention about took place in Samokov. Third ranked Bulgaria Rilski (2-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed Kosovan Sigal Prishtina (0-5) 100-98 in the fight for the third place. Rilski made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Rilski outrebounded Sigal Prishtina 45-29 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import point guard Kelvin Parker (184-82, college: NW Missouri St.) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. FYR Macedonia power forward Bojan Trajkovski (208-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) produced 29 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Jabarie Hinds (180-92, college: Massachusetts) added 25 points and 8 assists respectively for the guests. Five Rilski and four Sigal Prishtina players scored in double figures. Rilski maintains third place in Group H with 2-3 record having just seven point less than leader Alba. Defending Kosovan champion Sigal Prishtina still closes the standings with five games lost. Rilski will face league's leader Demir IBB in Buyukcekmece in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sigal Prishtina will play at home against the league's second-placed Enisey and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sigal Prishtina: B.Trajkovski 29+6reb, J.Hinds 25+1reb+8ast, M.Rhett 16+8reb+2ast, D.Hajrizi 13+5reb+2ast, A.Lawrence 8+3reb+7ast, G.Rugova 3+1reb
Rilski: E.Bruinsma 21+13reb+7ast, K.Parker 21+3reb+4ast, Z.Georgiev 18+7reb+3ast, Y.Bozov 17+3reb+1ast, N.Delic 17+9reb+2ast, D.Cvetkovic 4+5reb
gschID: 509775


Demir IBB - Enisey 93-77

The biggest surprise took place in Buyukcekmece where host Turkish Demir IBB (4-1) beat Russian Enisey (4-1) 93-77 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Enisey. It was a key game for the top position in Group H. The game without a history. Demir IBB led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Demir IBB especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Osiris Eldridge (191-88, college: Illinois St.) who scored 16 points and 6 assists. Swingman Ceyhun Altay (196-86, agency: Court Side) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five Demir IBB players scored in double figures. Guard Alexander Martynov (196-95) produced 14 points and American-Belarusian point guard Maalik Wayns (185-91, college: Villanova) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Demir IBB have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group H leader, which they share with defeated Enisey. Enisey will play next round against strong Sigal Prishtina trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Demir IBB will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Rilski in Samokov.
Top scorers:
Enisey: M.Wayns 15+4ast, A.Martynov 14+3reb+2ast, A.Koshcheev 9+6reb+2ast, D.Lukashov 9+4reb+1ast, V.Pichkurov 7+1reb+2ast, I.Kanygin 7+4reb+2ast
Demir IBB: O.Eldridge 16+1reb+6ast, C.Altay 15+5reb+1ast, K.Seawright 14+4reb+2ast, C.Hannah 13+1reb+4ast, A.Stipanovic 10+6reb+4ast, A.Caloiaro 10+6reb+3ast
gschID: 509784


Group I
Targu Mures - Vytautas 109-101

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when second ranked Romania Targu Mures (3-1) beat at home leader Lithuania Vytautas (2-1) 109-101 on Wednesday. It was a key game for the top position in Group I. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 14-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 109-101. Targu Mures made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Vytautas turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 60.7 percentage. Targu Mures looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin point guard Goran Martinic (187-87) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 assists and 4 steals. American guard Drew Barham (198-89, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 31 points. Guard Tomas Delininkaitis (190-82) produced 17 points and 8 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and forward Martynas Linkevicius (196-85, agency: Octagon Europe) added 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Five Targu Mures and four Vytautas players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Targu Mures keep a position of Group I leader. Loser Vytautas dropped to the second place with one game lost. Targu Mures will have a break next round. Vytautas will play on the road against TLU/Kalev in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vytautas: V.Cizauskas 20+4reb+1ast, T.Delininkaitis 17+3reb+8ast, A.Valeika 14+7reb+1ast, M.Linkevicius 13+9reb+5ast, M.Kupsas 12, S.Kulvietis 9+2reb+6ast
Targu Mures: D.Barham 31+4reb+2ast, G.Martinic 23+3reb+13ast, D.Djapa 22+5reb+1ast, A.Mohammed 14+1reb, E.Kalve 10+1reb, I.Alin Borsa 5+5reb
gschID: 509778


Group J
Apoel - Siauliai 76-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 4th placed Lithuania Siauliai's (0-5) road loss to third ranked Cypriot Apoel (3-2) 65-76 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-65. Apoel forced 21 Siauliai turnovers. The best player for the winners was Canadian Murphy Burnatowski (200-90, college: Colgate) who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. American swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Wright is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Power forward Martynas Echodas (204-97) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and forward Donatas Sabeckis (197-92) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Four Siauliai players scored in double figures. Apoel moved-up to second place in Group J, which they share with BK Pardubice. Loser Siauliai still closes the standings with five games lost. Apoel will face league's leader Tsmoki-Minsk on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Siauliai will play against BK Pardubice and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: D.Sabeckis 13+5reb+4ast, T.Bowman 12+3reb+3ast, A.Cepulis 11+1reb+1ast, M.Echodas 11+12reb+2ast, D.Gvezdauskas 8+5reb+2ast, A.West 7+4reb
Apoel: M.Burnatowski 17+8reb+6ast, A.Wright 15+7reb+2ast, B.Mobley 13+5reb, R.Brown 9+4reb+1ast, T.Bussey 8+3reb+7ast, V.Kounas 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 509786


Tsmoki-Minsk - BK Pardubice 78-82

There was a small surprise when third ranked Czech BK Pardubice (3-2) won against on the road leader Belarusian Tsmoki-Minsk (4-1) 82-78 on Wednesday. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group J. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 25-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Lamb Autrey (191-89, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward Joseph Wall (199-89, college: Seattle Pacific) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian center Djordje Gagic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American point guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron) added 14 points and 10 assists respectively for the hosts. Tsmoki-Minsk's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Pardubice moved-up to second place in Group J, which they share with Apoel. Defending Belarusian champion Tsmoki-Minsk still keeps top position with one game lost. BK Pardubice will face Siauliai (#4) at home in the next round. Tsmoki-Minsk will play against the league's second-placed Apoel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk: D.Gagic 16+10reb+2ast, D.Joyce 14+3reb+10ast, J.Gray 14+3reb, P.Ulyanko 9+2reb+1ast, N.Milosevic 6+6reb+2ast, A.Semianiuk 6+6reb
BK Pardubice: L.Autrey 23+8reb+5ast, K.Svrdlik 14+5reb+1ast, J.Wall 14+6reb, J.Potocek 9, D.Skranc 9+4reb+2ast, V.Pulpan 6+6reb+6ast
gschID: 509782


  




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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 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nemanja MILOSEVIC
  Oradea
  (204-PF-87)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Milosevic, Oradea25.5 
 2. Wright, Demir IBB22.5 
 3. Taylor, Steaua CSM22.0 
 4. Capers, CSU Sibiu21.5 
 5. Eldridge, Trabzons.21.5 
 6. Gaines, Parma21.5 
 7. Golden, Le Portel21.3 
 8. Perl, Falco-Vulcano20.0 
 9. Ginyard, Rabotnicki20.0 
 10. Brooks, Balkan19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen JENKINS
  KR
  (201-F-94)
  Avg: 12
 1. Jenkins, KR12.0 
 2. Smith, Boras10.0 
 3. Milosevic, Oradea10.0 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.10.0 
 5. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut9.6 
 6. Ramstedt, Soder.9.0 
 7. Cook, Tartu Ulikool9.0 
 8. Pratt, CSU Sibiu9.0 
 9. Brooks, Balkan8.2 
 10. Talts, Tartu Ulikool8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jonathan PERSON
  Boras
  (190-PG-93)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Person, Boras6.5 
 2. Miller-M., Parma6.5 
 3. Walker, Demir IBB6.4 
 4. Trotter, Oradea6.0 
 5. Hammonds, Wuerz.6.0 
 6. Johnson, BM Slam .6.0 
 7. Taylor, Steaua CSM6.0 
 8. Thompson, Istanbu.5.8 
 9. Colter, Khimik5.7 
 10. Cizauskas, Tartu U.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus GINYARD
  Rabotnicki
  (196-F/G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ginyard, Rabotnicki3.5 
 2. Pratt, CSU Sibiu3.5 
 3. Capers, CSU Sibiu3.0 
 4. Wright, Rilski2.5 
 5. Person, Boras2.5 
 6. Phillip, Szolnok2.4 
 7. Hollins, Kormend2.2 
 8. Hammonds, Wuerz.2.0 
 9. Ramstedt, Soder.2.0 
 10. Taylor, Rilski2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bogdan TIBIRNA
  Oradea
  (210-C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tibirna, Oradea2.0 
 2. Green, Trabzonspor2.0 
 3. Tasic, AEK2.0 
 4. Fusek, Spirou2.0 
 5. Searcy, AEK1.5 
 6. Stumbris, Nevezis1.5 
 7. Tymofeyenko, Dni.1.5 
 8. Spires, Sodertalje1.5 
 9. Lapeta, BM Slam .1.5 
 10. Mornar, Boras1.5 
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