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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
Qualification Round 2 is all set - Sep 28, 2017


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Aaron
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BM Slam Stal - Bnei Hertzeliya 65-64

Bnei Hertzeliya advanced into the Second Qualifying Round. They did so despite losing to Slam Stal Ostrow in the return leg. Bnei Hasharon was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 20-17 charge of BM Slam Stal, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Aaron Johnson (173-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) who scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Center Adam Lapeta (217-87, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds. BM Slam Stal's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Georgian point guard Taurean Green (184-85, college: Florida) produced 19 points and American forward Jeff Adrien (201-86, college: Connecticut) added 9 points and 15 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hertzeliya: T.Green 19+4reb+2ast, S.Dawson 15+4reb+1ast, D.Archie 9+6reb+1ast, J.Adrien 9+15reb, T.Maayan 5+5reb, X.Thames 4+2reb+1ast
BM Slam Stal: M.Kostrzewski 13+1reb, A.Johnson 11+6reb+7ast, J.Skific 10+5reb+1ast, A.Lapeta 9+9reb+1ast, D.Notice 8+3reb+4ast, G.Surmacz 5+9reb+2ast
gschID: 558351


Rabotnicki - Parma 73-95

Parma fired past Rabotnicki on the road to sweep the series. Parma made 23-of-26 charity shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Parma outrebounded Rabotnicki 38-24 including 30 on the defensive glass. American Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 4 assists. The other American import guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (191-94, college: Wake Forest) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Parma's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Marcus Ginyard (196-87, college: N.Carolina, agency: HMS) replied with 26 points, 5 assists and 5 steals and Gjorgij Chekovski (203-79) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Rabotnicki. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: M.Ginyard 26+2reb+5ast, G.Chekovski 14+7reb+1ast, C.Kostov 13+4reb+4ast, D.Mirakovski 10+1reb+2ast, P.Nikolic 6+1ast, V.Efremovski 2+2reb+1ast
Parma: F.Gaines 30+4reb+4ast, I.Ukhov 14+1reb+2ast, C.Miller-McIntyre 11+10reb+5ast, M.Dybovskiy 11+5reb+1ast, A.Yakovenko 9+5reb, A.Platunov 6+1reb
gschID: 558353


BK Pardubice - CSU Sibiu 77-64

BK Pardubice topped CSU Sibiu to complete the sweep of the series. The game was mostly controlled by BK Pardubice. CSU Sibiu managed to win fourth quarter 12-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Pardubice had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Scott Martin (203-88, college: Notre Dame, agency: HMS) had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Dominez Burnett (196-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. BK Pardubice's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Kevin Capers (188-93, college: Florida Southern) responded with 22 points and 5 assists and Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman, agency: Court Side) scored 10 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals.
Top scorers:
CSU Sibiu: K.Capers 22+3reb+5ast, R.Paliciuc 10+1reb, M.Pratt 10+9reb+5ast, C.Cooper 7+8reb+1ast, T.Laser 6+2reb+3ast, D.Riley 5+3reb
BK Pardubice: S.Martin 26+10reb+1ast, D.Burnett 22+5reb+3ast, D.Walker 11+3reb+4ast, J.Kent 9+3reb+3ast, K.Svrdlik 3+3reb+1ast, R.Necas 3+10reb+2ast
gschID: 558349


Oradea - Balkan 85-70

Oradea beat Balkan by 15 points at home court but it was not enough to overcome a 16-point deficit from the opening leg. The game was mostly controlled by Oradea. Balkan was better in third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Montenegrin Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: 011 Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Montenegrin Goran Gajovic (199-88, agency: 011 Sports) supported him with 22 points. Even 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by American guard Devin Brooks (186-92, college: Creighton) did not help to save the game for Balkan. His fellow American import guard Brandon Fortenberry (190-90, college: SE Louisiana, agency: BeoBasket) added 19 points and 4 assists for the guests.
Top scorers:
Balkan: B.Fortenberry 19+1reb+4ast, D.Brooks 16+5reb+4ast, D.Washington 11+7reb, P.Ivanov 8+5reb+2ast, I.Kesar 7+7reb+2ast, D.Haughton 6+8reb+1ast
Oradea: N.Milosevic 36+10reb+3ast, G.Gajovic 22+1reb+2ast, O.Trotter 11+9ast, B.Tibirna 5+3reb, A.Valeika 5+8reb+1ast, A.Mandache 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 558345


Dnipro - Demir IBB 67-83

Demir IBB stormed past Dnipro in Ukraine to clinch victory on aggregate. The game without a history. Demir IBB led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Dnipro was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Erving Walker (173-90, college: Florida, agency: Two Points) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Romanian Vlad Moldoveanu (206-88, college: American) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Stanislav Tymofeyenko (204-89, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Anton Dziuba (204-95) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Dnipro's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Dnipro: S.Tymofeyenko 15+6reb+4ast, A.Dziuba 11+8reb+1ast, D.Gliebov 11+4reb+1ast, O.Mishula 10+2reb+2ast, S.Zagreba 6+3reb, A.Shundel 5+1reb+2ast
Demir IBB: E.Walker 19+6reb+9ast, V.Moldoveanu 19+5reb, V.Stojanovski 13+11reb, O.Baykan 12+4reb, D.Simpson 8+5reb+2ast, M.Mutlu 6+4reb
gschID: 558347


Trabzonspor - Szolnok 77-68

Trabzonspor topped Szolnok at home court but could not erase a 10-point deficit from the opening leg as the Hungarian team reached the next round. Szolnok trailed by 18 points at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 23-13 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 68-77 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was American swingman Osiris Eldridge (191-88, college: Illinois St.) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import Caleb Green (203-85, college: ORU) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Trabzonspor's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Swingman David Vojvoda (196-90) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Kendrick Perry (183-92, college: Youngstown St.) added 16 points and 7 assists respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: D.Vojvoda 19+7reb+1ast, K.Perry 16+4reb+7ast, S.Milosevic 14+11reb+2ast, Q.Ford 8+5reb+1ast, L.Andric 6+6reb, T.Phillip 2+1reb
Trabzonspor: O.Eldridge 20+7reb+1ast, C.Green 18+5reb+5ast, S.Browning 10+2reb+3ast, T.Zubcic 8+5reb+1ast, D.Kilicli 6+3reb, B.Heslip 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 558346


Rilski - Nevezis 62-91

Nevezis cruised past Rilski in Samokov to seal their next round appearance. The game without a history. Nevezis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Nevezis outrebounded Rilski 35-24 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Malcolm Grant (185-88, college: Miami, FL) who scored 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 16 points. Four Nevezis players scored in double figures. Guard Zlatin Georgiev (197-85) produced 15 points and guard Yordan Bozov (191-79) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Rilski: Z.Georgiev 15+4reb+1ast, Y.Bozov 11+3reb+3ast, D.Wright 10+2reb+2ast, D.Vutev 8, D.Marincheshki 7+7reb+1ast, T.Taylor 6+4reb+3ast
Nevezis: V.Koreniuk 16+4reb+3ast, V.Likhodey 14+5reb, G.Matulis 13+1reb+1ast, M.Grant 12+7reb+7ast, J.Tamulis 11+2reb+3ast, R.Stumbris 8+6reb+4ast
gschID: 558352


Kormend - Boras 85-72

Kormend held off Boras to sweep the series. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-72. Kormend made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Kormend especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Andre Hollins (186-92, college: Minnesota, agency: 3Eye) who scored 15 points and 6 assists. The other American import guard Eric Fanning (196-92, college: Boston U.) chipped in 12 points. Point guard Andreas Person (190-91) produced 18 points and American forward Brett Bisping (203, college: Siena, agency: Duran International) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Boras: A.Person 18+2reb+3ast, B.Bisping 13+5reb+2ast, M.Mornar 11+5reb+1ast, L.Johansson 6+1reb+2ast, S.Gunnarsson 5+2reb, F.Andersson 5+1reb+1ast
Kormend: A.Hollins 15+1reb+6ast, E.Fanning 12+3reb+1ast, S.Davis 11+3reb, C.Ferencz 9, M.Wright 9+3reb+3ast, S.Koch 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 558348


Mons-Hainaut - KR 84-71

Mons-Hainaut toppled KR at home court and secured the Second Qualifying Round berth. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Belfius Mons-Hainaut's pressure prevailed and they won that period 24-15 extending their advantage to 13 points. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was American swingman Garlon Green (201-91, college: TCU) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import guard Tre Demps (188-93, college: Northwestern) chipped in 21 points. Guard Jon Stefansson (192-82) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Jalen Jenkins (201, college: George Mason) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
KR: J.Stefansson 20+5reb+2ast, D.Hilmarsson 17+2reb, J.Jenkins 15+8reb+1ast, P.Ermolinskij 11+6reb+1ast, B.Kristjansson 6, A.Hermannsson 2
Mons-Hainaut: G.Green 26+10reb+3ast, T.Demps 21+4reb+1ast, I.Lasisi 15+4reb+1ast, M.Tiby 14+8reb+3ast, B.Lemaire 6+3reb, M.Houdart 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 558350


Istanbul BBSK - Wuerzburg 65-76

Wuerzburg upset Istanbul BBSK in the Turkish capital but it was not enough to erase a 13-point deficit from the home game. Istanbul BBSK was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 30-17 charge of s Oliver Baskets, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Maurice Stuckey (187-90) who scored 21 points. American guard Abdul Gaddy (193-92, college: Washington) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. s Oliver Baskets' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) produced 14 points and 6 assists and Serbian power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Istanbul BBSK: M.Thompson 14+2reb+6ast, S.Bircevic 14+5reb, J.Klobucar 8+7reb+1ast, D.Dulkys 7+7reb+3ast, I.Buva 7+3reb, E.Buckner 6+4reb+2ast
Wuerzburg: M.Stuckey 21+3reb+1ast, K.Loncar 15+1reb, A.Gaddy 14+6reb+4ast, C.Hammonds 9+3reb+5ast, R.Benzing 7+3reb+2ast, D.Richardson 5+2reb
gschID: 558354


  




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Akoon-Purcell
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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 
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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