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Superleague Standings
 1. Kutaisi 19-9 
 2. Batumi 19-9 
 3. Dinamo Tbilisi 17-11 
 4. Sokhumi 15-13 
 5. Rustavi 14-14 
 6. Mgzavrebi 14-14 
 7. Olimpi 9-19 
 8. MIA Academy 5-23 
Play in international cups:
 1. Vita Tbilisi
Last:5/29/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimky 0-0 
 7. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 8. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 9. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 10. Parma 0-0 
 11. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12. Unics 0-0 
 13. VEF Riga 0-0 
 14. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/17/2016
Points Per Game
 Phillip MILLER
  Sokhumi
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Miller, Sokhumi19.9 
 2. Strowbridge, Apoll.19.7 
 3. Gacesa, Rustavi19.7 
 4. Lewis-Briggs, MIA18.4 
 5. Smith, Olimpi17.4 
 6. Bynum, Olimpi16.7 
 7. Dvalishvili, Batumi16.1 
 8. Turpin, Rustavi15.8 
 9. Stefanishin, Batumi15.7 
 10. Parghalava, Olimpi14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kiel TURPIN
  Rustavi
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Turpin, Rustavi13.1 
 2. Smith, Olimpi12.0 
 3. Dvalishvili, Batumi11.6 
 4. Murphy, Mgzavrebi11.0 
 5. Gacesa, Rustavi10.2 
 6. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi9.5 
 7. Bekauri, Kutaisi9.1 
 8. Glover, Cochabamba8.8 
 9. Lewis-Briggs, MIA8.4 
 10. Pelcher, MIA A.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Rustavi
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Gamqrelidze, Rusta.7.7 
 2. Mikeladze, Batumi6.3 
 3. Pashaev, Kutaisi5.4 
 4. Ransom, Mgzavrebi5.4 
 5. Patsatsia, Sokhumi5.0 
 6. Mays, CAB Madeira4.6 
 7. Strowbridge, Apoll.4.4 
 8. Murray, Chemidor4.3 
 9. Rogava, Olimpi3.9 
 10. Lezhava, Batumi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MILLER
  Sokhumi
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Miller, Sokhumi3.5 
 2. Murray, Chemidor3.1 
 3. Smith, Olimpi2.4 
 4. Mays, CAB Madeira2.4 
 5. Ransom, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 6. Williams, Dinamo T.1.8 
 7. McAlpine, Dinamo T.1.7 
 8. Machaladze, Dinamo1.6 
 9. Tomaradze, MIA A.1.6 
 10. Patsatsia, Sokhu.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kiel TURPIN
  Rustavi
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Turpin, Rustavi3.0 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Smith, Olimpi1.6 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.6 
 5. Oluic, NH Ostrava1.5 
 6. Steed, Art.Dragons1.3 
 7. Pelcher, MIA A.1.2 
 8. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 9. Dvalishvili, Batumi1.2 
 10. Murphy, Mgzavrebi0.8 

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Avtodor 57% Oct.7 N.Novgorod
Enisey 57% Oct.6 CSKA
Astana 57% Oct.5 Unics
Zenit 57% Oct.5 Kalev/Cramo
Krasny Oktya 57% Oct.4 Khimky
Unics 57% Oct.2 N.Novgorod
Astana 57% Oct.2 Avtodor
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Superleague Round 5: Armia keeps a leadership position - Nov 13, 2011


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Armia as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Armia edged 7th ranked TSU in Tbilisi 73-71. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 8-2 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Armia dominated on the defensive end, holding TSU to just 2 points in fourth quarter. Strangely TSU outrebounded Armia 45-32 including 34 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by TSU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Jeremy Richardson (200-84, college: Delta St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). His fellow American import point guard Sundiata Gaines (185-86, college: Georgia, agency: Strategic Sports) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Soso Shermadini (208-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds for TSU. Armia have a solid series of four victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. TSU at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with Olympus. TSU will play next round against strong Sokhumi trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi - Sokhumi. Armia will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Samedicino-Academia. It will be extra interesting game as Samedicino-Academia is their local rival from Tbilisi.
Dinamo Tbilisi's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat MIA (2-3) 94-89. American forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and Giorgi Markhvashvili chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. Power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (206-90) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds. MIA's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dinamo Tbilisi maintains ninth place with 1-4 record. It was MIA's third loss in a row. They keep the eighth position with three games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi will play against Energy Invest (#10) in Rustavi in the next round. MIA will play on the road against the league's second-placed Kutaisi and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Bottom-ranked Energy Invest is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to eighth ranked Samedicino-Academia (3-2) 100-73 on Friday evening. Beqa Chikviladze nailed 26 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Luka Khmelidze came up with 21 points and 5 rebounds for Energy Invest in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Samedicino-Academia have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Loser Energy Invest still closes the standings with four games lost. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.
Bottom-ranked Batumi is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to third ranked Sokhumi (4-1) 88-64. The best player for the winners was Levan Patsatsia who had a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 5 assists. Sokhumi moved-up to second place, which they share with Kutaisi. Batumi at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena TSU.
The game in Tbilisi was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kutaisi (4-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Olympus (2-2). Kutaisi defeated Olympus 75-64 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olympus. Levan Tsekvava orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 4 assists. Kutaisi moved-up to second place, which they share with Sokhumi. Newly promoted Olympus keep the sixth position with two games lost. Kutaisi will face MIA (#8) in Tbilisi in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Olympus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi STU.



Dinamo Tbilisi - MIA Tbilisi 94-89

Dinamo Tbilisi's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat MIA (2-3) 94-89. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But MIA won third quarter 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dinamo Tbilisi made 24-of-29 charity shots (82.8 percent) during the game. MIA was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and guard Giorgi Markhvashvili (190-83) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. Power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (206-90) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Robo Kreps (182-88, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: N.E.T.) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Dinamo Tbilisi and five MIA players scored in double figures. MIA's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dinamo Tbilisi maintains ninth place with 1-4 record. It was MIA's third loss in a row. They keep the eighth position with three games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi will play against Energy Invest (#10) in Rustavi in the next round. MIA will play on the road against the league's second-placed Kutaisi and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
MIA Tbilisi: R.Kreps 17+5reb+3ast, A.Dvalishvili 17+8reb+3ast, D.Imnadze 11+4reb, L.Lapanashvili 10+2reb+2ast, I.Londaridze 10+4reb+1ast, T.Toudjani 8+2reb+2ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: K.Carter 29+15reb, D.Sanadze 19+4reb, G.Markhvashvili 18+2reb+4ast, D.Noel 11+2reb+2ast, I.Lezhava 7+4reb+1ast, G.Bakradze 5+7reb+3ast
gschID: 153206


Armia - TSU Tbilisi 73-71

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Armia as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Armia edged 7th ranked TSU in Tbilisi 73-71. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 8-2 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Armia dominated on the defensive end, holding TSU to just 2 points in fourth quarter. Strangely TSU outrebounded Armia 45-32 including 34 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by TSU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Jeremy Richardson (200-84, college: Delta St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). His fellow American import point guard Sundiata Gaines (185-86, college: Georgia, agency: Strategic Sports) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Soso Shermadini (208-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds and center Tornike Niniashvili (205-82) added 20 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for TSU. Armia have a solid series of four victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. TSU at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with Olympus. TSU will play next round against strong Sokhumi trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi - Sokhumi. Armia will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Samedicino-Academia. It will be extra interesting game as Samedicino-Academia is their local rival from Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: T.Niniashvili 20+8reb+2ast, M.Panchulidze 20+3reb+4ast, S.Shermadini 14+17reb+1ast, D.Berishvili 9+6reb+7ast, Z.Korkotadze 5+1reb+1ast, S.Kokhreidze 3+10reb+1ast
Armia: J.Richardson 25+5reb+1ast, S.Gaines 13+2reb+5ast, V.Minashvili 9+6reb+1ast, G.Diaz 9+5reb+5ast, J.Kjellbom 7+9reb+1ast, I.Sakvarelidze 3
gschID: 153207


Rustavi - Samedicino 73-100

Bottom-ranked Energy Invest is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to eighth ranked Samedicino-Academia (3-2) 100-73 on Friday evening. The game without a history. Samedicino-Academia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Samedicino-Academia shot 24 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Energy Invest only scored seven points from the stripe. They outrebounded Energy Invest 43-30 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) nailed 26 points and 5 assists for the winning side and guard Mikheil Chochua (193-87) accounted for 19 points. Guard Luka Khmelidze (195-92) came up with 21 points and 5 rebounds and center David Gugava (203-90) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Energy Invest in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Samedicino-Academia have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Loser Energy Invest still closes the standings with four games lost. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: L.Khmelidze 21+5reb+1ast, D.Gugava 15+10reb, G.Kopaliani 10+5reb+1ast, Z.Tvaradze 8+3reb+2ast, D.Artsividze 6+1reb+10ast, Z.Machavariani 6+1ast
Samedicino: B.Chikviladze 26+4reb+5ast, M.Chochua 19+2reb+3ast, K.Tomaradze 13+4reb, N.Ilic 11+3reb+2ast, G.Kvetenadze 9+7reb+1ast, B.Bekauri 8+13reb+2ast
gschID: 153203


Batumi - Sokhumi 64-88

Bottom-ranked Batumi is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to third ranked Sokhumi (4-1) 88-64. The game without a history. Sokhumi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Batumi's 30. They outrebounded Batumi 50-36 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sokhumi players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was international guard Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) who had a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 5 assists. International guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Avtandil Eliashvili (200-89) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and center Mamuka Bolkvadze (205-83) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Sokhumi moved-up to second place, which they share with Kutaisi. Batumi at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena TSU.
Top scorers:
Batumi: M.Bolkvadze 16+7reb+1ast, A.Eliashvili 15+9reb+1ast, I.Mikeladze 13+4reb+6ast, N.Ramishvili 9+7reb+2ast, L.Eliadze 3+5reb+1ast, I.Maisuradze 3
Sokhumi: L.Patsatsia 40+16reb+5ast, L.Parghalava 13+5reb+4ast, S.Atuashvili 12+7reb, R.Rogava 7, T.Kankia 5+4reb+2ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 4+2reb
gschID: 153204


Olympus - Kutaisi 64-75

The game in Tbilisi was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kutaisi (4-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Olympus (2-2). Kutaisi defeated Olympus 75-64 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olympus. Olympus were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Kutaisi dominated on the defensive end, holding Olympus to just 7 points in third quarter. They also forced 23 Olympus turnovers. Guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 4 assists. Forward Rezo Didia (203-87) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Mikheil Berishvili (205-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and Croatian guard Nikica Sljuka (187-87) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Olympus. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kutaisi moved-up to second place, which they share with Sokhumi. Newly promoted Olympus keep the sixth position with two games lost. Kutaisi will face MIA (#8) in Tbilisi in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Olympus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi STU.
Top scorers:
Olympus: M.Berishvili 18+11reb+2ast, N.Sljuka 17+2reb+4ast, I.Hoger 11+11reb, I.Milutinovic 10+7reb+2ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 5+3reb+2ast, T.Tavartkiladze 3+1ast
Kutaisi: L.Tsekvava 19+4reb+4ast, R.Didia 15+8reb+2ast, R.Matiashvili 13+9reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 12+3reb+3ast, T.Babunashvili 6+5reb+3ast, Z.Pashayev 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 153205


  




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