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 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 
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 10. Enisey 11-19 
 11. VEF Riga 11-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 9-21 
 13. Bisons Loimaa 8-22 
 14. Kalev/Cramo 8-22 
 15. Astana 7-23 
 16. Vita Tbilisi 1-29 
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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 11: Four teams share the top with 8-2 records - Dec 23, 2012


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Superleague round 11 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Olimpi (8-2) against third ranked Armia (8-2) 93-62 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Olimpi. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Armia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Armia outrebounded Olimpi 57-37 including 42 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Armia made 7 blocks. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Curtis Millage (185-81, college: Arizona St.) contributed with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Levan Fatsatsia answered with 9 points and 7 rebounds for Olimpi. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Armia have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Olimpi.
Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their tenth consecutive match to sixth ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (6-4) 78-71. It was a great evening for American forward Flynn Clayman (206-88, college: Cumberlands) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Lamar Karim helped adding 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Forward Zurab Korkotadze (194-83) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dinamo Tbilisi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kutaisi. STU at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost.
The game in Batumi supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Energy Invest (8-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Batumi (3-7). Energy Invest smashed Batumi 107-75 on Sunday. It was an exceptional evening for Nate Bowie who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Nika Ramishvili came up with 15 points and 7 assists for Batumi in the defeat. Energy Invest keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Batumi keeps the eighth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Sokhumi.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Kutaisi (6-4) and Sokhumi (3-7), which took place in Tbilisi. Higher ranked Kutaisi lost to ninth ranked Sokhumi in a road game 86-90. The best player for the winners was Vakhtang Kadaria who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Sokhumi moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Batumi. Kutaisi at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost.
The game between 10th ranked Samedicino-Academia (1-9) and second ranked MIA (8-2) in Tbilisi on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Tbilisi outscored Samedicino-Academia 88-44. Kirk Archibeque orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. MIA keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Samedicino-Academia keeps the tenth place with nine games lost.


Batumi - Rustavi 75-107

The game in Batumi supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Energy Invest (8-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Batumi (3-7). Energy Invest smashed Batumi 107-75 on Sunday. The game without a history. Energy Invest led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Batumi's 30. They outrebounded Batumi 52-22 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Energy Invest shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) accounted for 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Nika Ramishvili (179-94) came up with 15 points and 7 assists and naturalized Russian center Giorgi Kvelashvili (206-81) added 21 points and 4 steals respectively for Batumi in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Energy Invest keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Batumi keeps the eighth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Batumi: G.Kvelashvili 21+3reb, N.Ramishvili 15+4reb+7ast, I.Maisuradze 12+1reb+3ast, G.Nanitashvili 10+2reb+7ast, L.Keshelava 8+5reb+1ast, A.Eliashvili 6+4reb
Rustavi: N.Bowie 25+13reb+7ast, K.Nelson 17+13reb+2ast, L.Tsekvava 16+3reb+5ast, M.Chochua 16+2reb+2ast, R.Chachanidze 11+1reb, T.Toudjani 9+9reb+3ast
gschID: 205023


STU Tbilisi - Dinamo Tbilisi 71-78

Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their tenth consecutive match to sixth ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (6-4) 78-71. The guests were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 14 after three quarters before a 25-18 last quarter charge of STU cut the lead to 78-71 at the end of the game. STU was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American forward Flynn Clayman (206-88, college: Cumberlands) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Forward Zurab Korkotadze (194-83) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds and forward Giorgi Kvetenadze (201-90) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dinamo Tbilisi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kutaisi. STU at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
STU Tbilisi: Z.Korkotadze 16+5reb+3ast, G.Kvetenadze 13+9reb, L.Minashvili 9+3reb+2ast, V.Janashia 8+2reb+2ast, G.Pirvelashvili 7+6reb+4ast, T.Chachibaia 7+13reb+2ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: L.Karim 25+5reb+6ast, F.Clayman 21+14reb+4ast, B.Chikviladze 10+11reb+1ast, I.Keidia 7+4reb+2ast, T.Niniashvili 6+4reb, S.Gelazonia 4+4reb
gschID: 205022


Sokhumi - Kutaisi 90-86

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Kutaisi (6-4) and Sokhumi (3-7), which took place in Tbilisi. Higher ranked Kutaisi lost to ninth ranked Sokhumi in a road game 86-90. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But Kutaisi won second period 27-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was center Vakhtang Kadaria (205-89, college: Mineral Area CC) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Irakli Chlaidze (199-89) chipped in 27 points and 5 rebounds. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashayev (188-83) added 18 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Four Sokhumi and five Kutaisi players scored in double figures. Sokhumi moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Batumi. Kutaisi at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: R.Matiashvili 21+15reb+2ast, Z.Pashayev 18+3reb+5ast, D.Barbakadze 14+2reb, G.Barbakadze 13+6reb+1ast, B.Kvimsadze 10+1reb+2ast, R.Didia 6+3reb+1ast
Sokhumi: I.Chlaidze 27+5reb+3ast, V.Kadaria 20+16reb+4ast, R.Nazmiev 14+8reb+3ast, G.Kopaliani 12+3reb+2ast, D.Dekanoidze 9+2reb+1ast, R.Baakashvili 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 205021


Armia - Olimpi 93-62

Superleague round 11 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Olimpi (8-2) against third ranked Armia (8-2) 93-62 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Olimpi. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Armia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Armia outrebounded Olimpi 57-37 including 42 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Armia made 7 blocks. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Curtis Millage (185-81, college: Arizona St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Armia players scored in double figures. Levan Fatsatsia answered with 9 points and 7 rebounds and international Nodar Tenieshvili (198-92) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Olimpi. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Armia have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Olimpi.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: N.Tenieshvili 11+5reb+3ast, S.Sokk 9+2reb+5ast, L.Fatsatsia 9+7reb+3ast, N.Tutus 8+2reb+2ast, A.Dvalishvili 6+3reb, S.Milosevic 6+9reb+2ast
Armia: L.Wilson 26+15reb+1ast, C.Millage 24+11reb+6ast, M.Faison 10+5reb, G.Gamqrelidze 10+6reb+7ast, B.Tsivtsivadze 6+2reb+1ast, A.Boisa 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 205020


Samedicino - MIA Academy 44-88

The game between 10th ranked Samedicino-Academia (1-9) and second ranked MIA (8-2) in Tbilisi on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Tbilisi outscored Samedicino-Academia 88-44. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Samedicino-Academia to just 7 points in third quarter. MIA held Samedicino-Academia to an opponent 24.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 49.3 percent accuracy of the winners. MIA forced 19 Samedicino-Academia turnovers and outrebounded them 54-31 including a 42-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. MIA looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Chad Prewitt (206-80, college: Arizona St., agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 7 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Center Giorgi Revazashvili (208-91) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and center Giorgi Periashvili (210-91) added 7 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Samedicino-Academia. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. MIA keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Samedicino-Academia keeps the tenth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Samedicino: G.Revazashvili 16+6reb+1ast, G.Periashvili 7+5reb, D.Artsividze 7+1reb+2ast, L.Eliadze 5+2reb, G.Gaprindashvili 3+2reb+3ast, L.Revazashvili 3+4reb+1ast
MIA Academy: K.Archibeque 18+12reb+2ast, D.Vaughn 13+3reb+2ast, I.Londaridze 9+6reb+4ast, D.Imnadze 9+4reb+1ast, Z.Antadze 8+10reb+2ast, B.Bekauri 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 205019
  




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