Lirija was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Lirija helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian swingman Sasa Bratic (202-81, agency: BeoExcell) fired 22 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international guard Darko Sokolov (190-86) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and Serbian power forward Bosko Jovovic (205-83) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Feni Indistrija is looking forward to face Pelister Bitola on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Lirija's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Fersped-Rabotnicki. Top scorers: Feni Indistrija: S.Bratic 22+3reb+1ast, D.Sokolov 10+5reb+3ast, R.Pilcevic 9+2reb+3ast, D.Knezevic 9+5reb+3ast, M.Simonovski 9+5reb+1ast, B.Trajkovski 6+4reb Lirija: D.Tasovski 20+8reb+1ast, A.Radojevik 14+4reb+1ast, B.Jovovic 12+4reb+1ast, A.Ugrinovski 10+5reb+1ast, B.Radunovic 5+9reb+2ast, B.Stajic 2+1reb+5ast
ABA Strumica (1-0) outscored Pelister Bitola (0-1) 81-53 on Saturday night. ABA Strumica led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Pelister Bitola's 28. ABA Strumica forced 22 Pelister Bitola turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Pelister Bitola's players. Serbian forward Milan Janjusevic (196-83) stepped up and scored 16 points for the winners and Filip Spasev (-92) chipped in 14 points. Four ABA Strumica players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Zoran Petkovski (188-78) responded with 18 points and center Daniel Zaharievski (206-87) scored 7 points and 9 rebounds. ABA Strumica will meet at home Vardar in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pelister Bitola will play against Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci. Top scorers: ABA Strumica: M.Janjusevic 16+1reb+2ast, F.Spasev 14+2reb+2ast, N.Arsic 10+7reb+1ast, E.Bogoev 10+5reb+3ast, A.Jevdic 9+4reb+3ast, S.Balazs 6+4reb+1ast Pelister Bitola: Z.Petkovski 18+4reb+3ast, D.Zaharievski 7+9reb, G.Anakievski 4+4reb, J.Krajovski 4, D.Marjanovikj 4+3reb+1ast, A.Mukaetov 4+5reb+1ast
Vardar was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 29-12 charge of Kumanovo 2009, which allowed them to win the game. Kumanovo 2009 made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Kumanovo 2009 outrebounded Vardar 41-23 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vardar was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-89, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Four Kumanovo 2009 players scored in double figures. Vladimir Petrovski (-91) answered with 16 points and Predrag Pajic (198-93) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Vardar. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Kozuv in Gevgelija in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vardar will play on the road against ABA Strumica to get more than just one victory in their record. Top scorers: Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 23+2reb+1ast, I.Dimcevski 22+11reb+4ast, V.Georgievski 13+5reb+1ast, D.Mikic 10+6reb+1ast, M.Janevski 8+3reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 7+10reb+1ast Vardar: V.Petrovski 16+2reb+3ast, I.Ivanovic 13+1reb+1ast, P.Pajic 9+5reb+2ast, V.Gotic 8+2ast, D.Lazarevski 8+4reb+3ast, D.Kostevski 8+4reb
Kozuv used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Skopje 76-62 on Saturday night. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Kozuv's pressure prevailed and they won that period 20-9 extending their advantage to 14 points. The former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 assists for the winners and Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 12 points. At the losing side Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-79, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Serbian forward Nenad Zivcevic (204-87, agency: New Trend Agency) scored 15 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kozuv will meet Kumanovo 2009 on the road in the next round. Fersped-Rabotnicki's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Lirija. Top scorers: Kozuv: D.Karadzovski 19+2reb+5ast, S.Bozovic 13+2reb, M.Pekovic 12+1reb+3ast, A.Shterjov 9+6reb, V.Filipovic 8+5reb+2ast, P.Blazevski 5+2reb+3ast Rabotnicki: N.Jelesijevic 16+9reb+3ast, N.Zivcevic 15+4reb+1ast, J.Harper 9+3reb, J.Petrovski 8+2reb+2ast, A.Dimitrovski 5+1reb, S.Krstevski 4+1reb+1ast
Coach Emil Rajkovic (ex Slask Wroclaw) joins MZT Skopje - 4 days ago
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KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) agreed terms with experienced 38-year old FYR Macedonian coach Emil Rajkovic (agency: Global Sports Plaza). He has coached for the last two seasons at Slask Wroclaw in Polish TBL league. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rajkovic's team made it to the Polish final in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Coach of the Year back in 2011. Rajkovic was coaching FYR Macedonian Senior National Team two years ago... [read more]
KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) agreed terms with experienced 38-year old FYR Macedonian coach Emil Rajkovic (agency: Global Sports Plaza). He has coached for the last two seasons at Slask Wroclaw in Polish TBL league. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rajkovic's team made it to the Polish final in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Coach of the Year back in 2011. Rajkovic was coaching FYR Macedonian Senior National Team two years ago, and coached also U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009. He has coached previously two other FYR Macedonia teams: Rabotnicki and Feni Industries.
Charlon Kloof (ex Auxilium TO) is a newcomer at MZT Skopje - 5 days ago
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Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Dutch ex-international guard Charlon Kloof (190-88kg-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Surinamese passport. Kloof played most recently at Auxilium Torino in Italian Serie A. In 15 games he recorded 3.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.1apg last season. Among other achievements Kloof's team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifi... [read more]
Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Dutch ex-international guard Charlon Kloof (190-88kg-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Surinamese passport. Kloof played most recently at Auxilium Torino in Italian Serie A. In 15 games he recorded 3.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.1apg last season. Among other achievements Kloof's team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015. Kloof was also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He played for Dutch Senior National Team last year and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010. Kloof represented Holland at the European Championships last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT: 61.1%, FT: 63.2%. Kloof is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Kloof has played previously professionally in Greece, Spain (Canarias Basketball Academy), Turkey and Surinam (Yellow Birds). He attended St.Bonaventure University until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball. The scouts decsribe him following way:
Has a wingspan of 204cm. Charlon is a lightning quick PG with the ability to score at the rim and shoot the three point shot. Defensively able to guard all back court positions and a great feel for the game. His athletic ability, quick first step and game mentality and 193cm make him a complete PG at the age of 24 with both European and US experience. Charlon was one of the best players of the Eurobasket 2015. He played at St. Bonaventure University (A10). As a team captain and floor leader Kloof was a top 3 guard in the A10 in 2013-2014.
- TOP 7 scorer of Eurobasket 2015
- Strong and athletic PG
- Lock-down defender.
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