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 2. Batumi 19-9 
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 5. Rustavi 14-14 
 6. Mgzavrebi 14-14 
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 8. MIA Academy 5-23 
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 11. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12. Unics 0-0 
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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 9: Energy Invest loses a game and the top position to Olimpi - Dec 15, 2012


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The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Energy Invest (7-2) in Rustavi on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by Olimpi (7-1) 76-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Energy Invest. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 6-1 record before this meeting. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 38-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Olimpi made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Olimpi outrebounded Energy Invest 46-32 including 16 on the offensive glass. Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Levan Fatsatsia chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds. Olimpi's coach George Kazanjian used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) with 26 points and 5 rebounds. Olimpi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with MIA Academy. Energy Invest at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#4) and Dinamo Tbilisi (#6). Armia (6-2) crushed visiting Dinamo Tbilisi (4-4) by 19 points 100-81. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) nailed 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and Giorgi Gamqrelidze accounted for 12 points and 10 assists. Guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) came up with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for Dinamo Tbilisi in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 6-2 record. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Armia will play against Batumi (#8) at home in the next round. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi MIA.
Samedicino-Academia has finally registered their first victory this season after seven consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat STU (0-8) 85-77 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Giorgi Revazashvili who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 15 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Zurab Korkotadze who recorded 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Samedicino-Academia (1-7) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Sokhumi. It was STU's eighth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
The game in Kutaisi was also worth to mention about. Third ranked MIA (7-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Kutaisi (5-3). MIA did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 87-70. It was a good game for Kirk Archibeque who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). MIA's coach Giorgos Ketselidis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. MIA keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Olimpi. Kutaisi at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Seventh ranked TSU (4-5) crushed at home 10th ranked Samedicino-Academia (1-7) by 31 points 84-53, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. Vasili Beruashvili stepped up and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TSU maintains seventh place with 4-5 record. Samedicino-Academia lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. TSU will face higher ranked Kutaisi (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.

In the last game of round 9 TSU Tbilisi won against Sokhumi on the opponent's court 92-78.


Sokhumi - TSU Tbilisi 78-92

Rather expected game in Tbilisi where 9th ranked Sokhumi (1-7) was defeated by seventh ranked TSU (4-5) 92-78 on Saturday. Sokhumi was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91) stepped up and scored 22 points and 5 assists for the winners and guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) chipped in 20 points. The best for the losing side was forward Irakli Chlaidze (199-89) with 30 points and 5 assists and center Vakhtang Kadaria (205-89, college: Mineral Area CC) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sokhumi's coach Vazha Kvaratskhelia rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. TSU maintains seventh place with 4-5 record. Loser Sokhumi keeps the ninth position with seven games lost. TSU will face higher ranked Kutaisi (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sokhumi'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:
TSU Tbilisi: G.Bakradze 22+2reb+5ast, G.Khaniashvili 20+4reb+3ast, L.Nozadze 12+7reb+2ast, V.Chkareuli 12+3reb+2ast, S.Aselaini 7+8reb+2ast, V.Beruashvili 7+7reb+2ast
Sokhumi: I.Chlaidze 30+2reb+5ast, V.Kadaria 16+10reb+1ast, G.Kopaliani 11+15reb, R.Nazmiev 10+5reb+2ast, T.Tavartkiladze 5+3ast, G.Shvangiradze 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 205013


Samedicino - STU Tbilisi 85-77

Samedicino-Academia has finally registered their first victory this season after seven consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat STU (0-8) 85-77 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-77. Samedicino-Academia dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to STU's 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was center Giorgi Revazashvili (208-91) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 15 rebounds. Center Giorgi Periashvili (210-91) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Zurab Korkotadze (194-83) who recorded 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Giorgi Pirvelashvili (201-88) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively. Four STU players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Samedicino-Academia (1-7) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Sokhumi. It was STU's eighth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Samedicino: G.Revazashvili 31+15reb+3ast, G.Periashvili 19+7reb+1ast, B.Tchitchveishvili 12+7reb+1ast, I.Gabisonia 5+7reb+3ast, Z.Maisuradze 5+4reb+2ast, G.Gaprindashvili 4+3reb+12ast
STU Tbilisi: Z.Korkotadze 17+9reb+4ast, T.Chachibaia 14+5reb+2ast, I.Dzidziguri 13+2reb+3ast, G.Pirvelashvili 13+4reb+4ast, G.Kvetenadze 8+3reb, G.Kuchava 6+4reb
gschID: 205012


Armia - Dinamo Tbilisi 100-81

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#4) and Dinamo Tbilisi (#6). Armia (6-2) crushed visiting Dinamo Tbilisi (4-4) by 19 points 100-81. The game was mostly controlled by Armia. Dinamo Tbilisi was better in fourth quarter 30-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Armia dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Dinamo Tbilisi's 32. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Dinamo Tbilisi's players. Armia brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) nailed 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and the former international point guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: FCM) accounted for 12 points and 10 assists. Guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) came up with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and American forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Two Points) added 18 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Dinamo Tbilisi in the defeat. Five Armia and four Dinamo Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 6-2 record. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Armia will play against Batumi (#8) at home in the next round. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi MIA.
Top scorers:
Armia: L.Wilson 19+5reb+2ast, C.Millage 12+7reb+3ast, G.Gamqrelidze 12+2reb+10ast, J.Kjellbom 12+5reb, G.Sharabidze 12+5reb, M.Faison 10+2reb+4ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 24+6reb+4ast, K.Carter 18+11reb, F.Clayman 12+7reb+2ast, L.Karim 12+2reb+5ast, Z.Liluashvili 7+6reb+2ast, A.Chochia 3+1reb
gschID: 205011


Kutaisi - MIA Academy 70-87

The game in Kutaisi was also worth to mention about. Third ranked MIA (7-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Kutaisi (5-3). MIA did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 87-70. It looked good early as Kutaisi took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then MIA had a 27-10 second period charge getting the lead and Kutaisi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-87. MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Kutaisi's 28. They outrebounded Kutaisi 40-18 including a 30-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. MIA players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). International Merab Bokolishvili (198-92) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five MIA players scored in double figures. MIA's coach Giorgos Ketselidis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds and guard Buba Kvimsadze (195-82) added 18 points in the effort for Kutaisi. MIA keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Olimpi. Kutaisi at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
MIA Academy: K.Archibeque 26+13reb+3ast, M.Bokolishvili 19+5reb+2ast, D.Vaughn 12+4reb+4ast, I.Londaridze 12+6reb, C.Prewitt 10+6reb+9ast, A.Lomouri 3+1reb
Kutaisi: B.Kvimsadze 18+3reb+2ast, R.Matiashvili 16+7reb+1ast, T.Babunashvili 9+2reb+2ast, Z.Pashayev 9+1reb+6ast, D.Barbakadze 8, G.Barbakadze 7+3reb
gschID: 205010


Rustavi - Olimpi 65-76

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Energy Invest (7-2) in Rustavi on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by Olimpi (7-1) 76-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Energy Invest. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 6-1 record before this meeting. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 38-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Olimpi made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Olimpi outrebounded Energy Invest 46-32 including 16 on the offensive glass. Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Levan Fatsatsia chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds. Olimpi's coach George Kazanjian used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) with 26 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) scored 11 points. Olimpi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with MIA Academy. Energy Invest at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: S.Milosevic 19+11reb, L.Fatsatsia 19+8reb+2ast, N.Tutus 8+4reb+2ast, M.Berishvili 7+4reb+5ast, S.Sokk 7+3reb+7ast, I.Hoger 7+5reb
Rustavi: N.Bowie 26+5reb+3ast, K.Nelson 11+4reb+2ast, L.Tsekvava 9+3reb+4ast, T.Toudjani 6+7reb+2ast, R.Atanelishvili 5+2reb+2ast, M.Chochua 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 205009


Round 8
TSU Tbilisi - Samedicino 84-53

Seventh ranked TSU (4-5) crushed at home 10th ranked Samedicino-Academia (1-7) by 31 points 84-53, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. TSU forced 21 Samedicino-Academia turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Forward Vasili Beruashvili (198-90) stepped up and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Serzhi Aselaini chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four TSU players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Giorgi Gaprindashvili (190-88, college: Midland CC) with 11 points and 5 assists and center Giorgi Revazashvili (208-91) scored 8 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TSU maintains seventh place with 4-5 record. Samedicino-Academia lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. TSU will face higher ranked Kutaisi (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: V.Beruashvili 16+9reb+3ast, G.Khaniashvili 13+2ast, S.Aselaini 12+9reb+1ast, L.Nozadze 10+7reb+2ast, T.Tavamaishvili 9+3reb, V.Chkareuli 8+2reb+5ast
Samedicino: G.Gaprindashvili 11+4reb+5ast, Z.Maisuradze 10+3reb, G.Revazashvili 8+8reb+2ast, G.Periashvili 8+5reb, I.Shiolashvili 8+5reb, I.Gabisonia 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 230036
  




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