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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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Superleague Round 8: Rustavi take a leadership position - Dec 8, 2012


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The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Rustavi Energy Invest as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Energy Invest edged 3rd ranked Armia in Rustavi 79-77. The hosts trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 26-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Energy Invest forced 19 Armia turnovers. American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for Armia. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Energy Invest have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Armia dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Kutaisi. Armia will play next round against Dinamo Tbilisi 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 - Dinamo Tbilisi. Energy Invest will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Olimpi in Tbilisi.
Undefeated MIA (6-1) recorded its first loss in Tbilisi. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Olimpi (6-1) 71-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of MIA. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 18 rebounds and Sten-Timmu Sokk who added 9 points and 8 assists during the contest. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) responded with 8 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olimpi moved-up to second place, which they share with MIA Academy. Olimpi will play against league's leader Energy Invest in Rustavi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. MIA will play on the road against Kutaisi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Batumi (3-5) 84-60 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Lasha Keshelava who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds. Even 21 points by Irakli Dzidziguri did not help to save the game for STU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Batumi moved-up to seventh place. STU at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Batumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Dinamo Tbilisi (#6) and Sokhumi (#9). Dinamo Tbilisi (4-3) won against visiting Sokhumi (1-6) 81-77. The best player for the winners was Keyon Carter who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. Sokhumi's coach Vazha Kvaratskhelia let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dinamo Tbilisi maintains sixth position with 4-3 record. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the ninth place with six games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.


MIA Academy - Olimpi 62-71

Undefeated MIA (6-1) recorded its first loss in Tbilisi. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Olimpi (6-1) 71-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of MIA. MIA was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Olimpi made 25-of-33 charity shots (75.8 percent) during the game. Olimpi outrebounded MIA 48-35 including 18 on the offensive glass. MIA was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 18 rebounds and Greek-Estonian point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-89) who added 9 points and 8 assists during the contest. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) responded with 8 points and 17 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olimpi moved-up to second place, which they share with MIA Academy. Olimpi will play against league's leader Energy Invest in Rustavi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. MIA will play on the road against Kutaisi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: S.Milosevic 18+18reb, M.Berishvili 12+8reb, S.Sokk 9+4reb+8ast, I.Mikeladze 8+1ast, I.Hoger 6+1reb, N.Tenieshvili 5+2reb
MIA Academy: D.Vaughn 18+4reb+4ast, C.Prewitt 11+5reb, K.Archibeque 8+17reb+2ast, A.Lomouri 6, M.Bokolishvili 5+1reb+1ast, B.Lezhava 5+3ast
gschID: 205006


Dinamo Tbilisi - Sokhumi 81-77

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Dinamo Tbilisi (#6) and Sokhumi (#9). Dinamo Tbilisi (4-3) won against visiting Sokhumi (1-6) 81-77. Dinamo Tbilisi players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Two Points) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. The other American import point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Irakli Chlaidze (199-89) produced 25 points and 5 rebounds and Uzbekistani-Russian guard Ruslan Nazmiev (200-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sokhumi's coach Vazha Kvaratskhelia let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dinamo Tbilisi maintains sixth position with 4-3 record. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the ninth place with six games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi'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:
Dinamo Tbilisi: K.Carter 31+13reb+2ast, L.Karim 16+6reb+8ast, B.Chikviladze 13+6reb+6ast, F.Clayman 10+8reb+4ast, T.Niniashvili 9+5reb, G.Ormotsadze 2+2reb+1ast
Sokhumi: I.Chlaidze 25+5reb+1ast, R.Nazmiev 18+8reb+3ast, V.Kadaria 12+14reb+2ast, D.Dekanoidze 10+8reb+2ast, R.Baakashvili 4+2reb+1ast, G.Shvangiradze 3
gschID: 205007


STU Tbilisi - Batumi 60-84

Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Batumi (3-5) 84-60 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Batumi. STU managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by the former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds and guard Giorgi Nanitashvili (187-90) supported him with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Batumi players scored in double figures. Even 21 points by forward Irakli Dzidziguri (202-82) did not help to save the game for STU. Forward Giorgi Kvetenadze (201-90) added 12 points and 10 rebounds 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. Batumi moved-up to seventh place. STU at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Batumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Top scorers:
Batumi: L.Keshelava 23+16reb+1ast, G.Nanitashvili 18+7reb+5ast, A.Eliashvili 16+11reb+2ast, N.Ramishvili 15+2reb+2ast, I.Maisuradze 11+7reb+5ast, G.Kvelashvili 1+5reb
STU Tbilisi: I.Dzidziguri 21+2reb+3ast, G.Kvetenadze 12+10reb+2ast, D.Dvalishvili 8+1reb, V.Janashia 6+8reb+3ast, Z.Machaladze 5+12reb+3ast, L.Minashvili 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 205005


Rustavi - Armia 79-77

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Energy Invest as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Energy Invest edged 3rd ranked Armia in Rustavi 79-77. The hosts trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 26-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Energy Invest forced 19 Armia turnovers. American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and Swedish center Joakim Kjellbom (213-79, college: N.Arizona) added 18 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Armia. Four Armia players scored in double figures. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Energy Invest have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Armia dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Kutaisi. Armia will play next round against Dinamo Tbilisi 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 - Dinamo Tbilisi. Energy Invest will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Olimpi in Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: N.Bowie 31+6reb+5ast, K.Nelson 15+6reb+1ast, R.Atanelishvili 13+4reb, T.Toudjani 9+8reb, L.Tsekvava 8+5reb+4ast, L.Khmelidze 2+1reb
Armia: J.Kjellbom 18+7reb, I.Sakvarelidze 16+4reb+3ast, L.Wilson 12+12reb+2ast, C.Millage 11+4reb+3ast, A.Boisa 9+6reb+2ast, G.Gamqrelidze 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 205004
  




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