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Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 25-3 
 2. Kutaisi 20-8 
 3. Cactus Tbilisi 14-14 
 4. Rustavi 13-15 
 5. Sokhumi 11-17 
 6. Olimpi 10-18 
 7. Mgzavrebi 10-18 
 8. Batumi 9-19 
Last:4/29/2017
A League Standings
 1. DELTA 12-3 
 2. Hyundai-TSU 11-4 
 3. Arena-76 8-7 
 4. BC Titebi 8-7 
 5. Tskaltubo 5-10 
 6. SEU Tbilisi 1-14 
Last:4/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kaheem RANSOM
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Ransom, Mgzavrebi17.9 
 2. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.6 
 3. Lathan, Sokhumi17.4 
 4. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.4 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi16.0 
 6. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.0 
 7. Jintcharadze, Bat.16.0 
 8. Burnette, Olimpi15.5 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.2 
 10. Florveus, Cactus T.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.8 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi9.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.2 
 5. Spagnolo, Rustavi8.9 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.5 
 7. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.9 
 8. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.8 
 9. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.4 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi7.0 
 2. Lee, Rustavi5.6 
 3. Vaughn, Dinamo T.4.9 
 4. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.8 
 5. Lezhava, Batumi4.6 
 6. Chikviladze, Cactus T.4.3 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi4.3 
 8. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.4.0 
 9. Woodson, Sokhumi4.0 
 10. Ransom, Mgzavrebi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.1 
 2. Burnette, Olimpi2.3 
 3. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi2.1 
 4. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi1.9 
 6. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi1.6 
 8. Baqradze, Olimpi1.6 
 9. Vaughn, Dinamo T.1.5 
 10. Chikviladze, Cactus T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Beka BEKAURI
  Kutaisi
  (207-PF-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.8 
 2. Florveus, Cactus T.1.7 
 3. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.4 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.2 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Krivtsov, Batumi1.1 
 9. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.1.0 

Superleague Round 14: Olimpi defeat Batumi in the closest game of the week - Jan 23, 2017


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Revaz Rogava
The most exciting game of round 14 in the Superleague took place in Tbilisi. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th ranked Batumi (6-8) to seventh ranked Olimpi (4-9) 83-82 on Thursday evening. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Olimpi forced 21 Batumi turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) scored 20 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and guard Gegi Baqradze (203-94) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists during the contest. Ukrainian point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-85) responded with 29 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Olimpi maintains seventh position with 4-9 record. Batumi lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Cactus Tbilisi and Sokhumi. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Sokhumi (#5) and Mgzavrebi (#8). Sokhumi (6-8) won against visiting Mgzavrebi (1-13) 93-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mgzavrebi. Naturalized Azerbaijani forward Davit Barbakadze (203-82) notched 34 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from downtown making all six shots !!!) to lead the effort and Dmytro Zabirchenko supported him with 6 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Sokhumi's coach Nugzar Cheishvili allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists by American point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) did not help to save the game for Mgzavrebi. Sokhumi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cactus Tbilisi and Batumi. Mgzavrebi at the other side stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Sokhumi will play against higher ranked Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Mgzavrebi will play at home against Batumi (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Energy Invest (8-6) against sixth ranked Cactus Tbilisi (6-8) on Sunday night. Host Energy Invest was crushed by Cactus Tbilisi in Rustavi 94-75. The best player for the winners was Tyler White who scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Casey Kasperbauer produced 23 points for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cactus Tbilisi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Batumi and Sokhumi. Loser Energy Invest keeps the third position with six games lost. Cactus Tbilisi will meet at home league's second-placed Kutaisi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Energy Invest will play against Sokhumi in Tbilisi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Tbilisi. Top-ranked host Dinamo Tbilisi (14-0) defeated second-ranked Kutaisi (10-3) 92-75. Mikheil Berishvili orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 5 assists. Undefeated Dinamo Tbilisi have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-0 record. Defending champion Kutaisi keeps the second place with three games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.

Rustavi - Cactus Tbilisi 75-94

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Energy Invest (8-6) against sixth ranked Cactus Tbilisi (6-8) on Sunday night. Host Energy Invest was crushed by Cactus Tbilisi in Rustavi 94-75. The game was mostly controlled by Cactus Tbilisi. Energy Invest managed to win fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Energy Invest 40-26 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Tyler White (190-93, college: N.Kentucky) who scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five Cactus Tbilisi players scored in double figures. American guard Casey Kasperbauer (185, college: S.Dakota, agency: SDJ Sports) produced 23 points and center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cactus Tbilisi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Batumi and Sokhumi. Loser Energy Invest keeps the third position with six games lost. Cactus Tbilisi will meet at home league's second-placed Kutaisi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Energy Invest will play against Sokhumi in Tbilisi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cactus Tbilisi: T.White 24+7reb+5ast, T.Bridgeman 20+7reb+1ast, I.Chlaidze 16+2reb+2ast, J.Florveus 11+14reb+1ast, D.Lomidze 11+3reb+2ast, B.Chikviladze 8+1reb+3ast
Rustavi: C.Kasperbauer 23+3reb+1ast, S.Atuashvili 16+7reb+3ast, T.Spagnolo 9+7reb+2ast, R.Chachanidze 8, G.Gogoberishvili 5+1ast, T.Qitoshvili 4
gschID: 532295


Sokhumi - Mgzavrebi 93-81

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Sokhumi (#5) and Mgzavrebi (#8). Sokhumi (6-8) won against visiting Mgzavrebi (1-13) 93-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mgzavrebi. It looked good early as Mgzavrebi took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Sokhumi had a 21-18 second period charge getting the lead and Mgzavrebi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-93. Sokhumi made 26-of-32 charity shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Mgzavrebi was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Azerbaijani forward Davit Barbakadze (203-82) notched 34 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from downtown making all six shots !!!) to lead the effort and Ukrainian point guard Dmytro Zabirchenko (192-84, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) supported him with 6 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Sokhumi's coach Nugzar Cheishvili allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists by American point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) did not help to save the game for Mgzavrebi. His fellow American import center Reggie Murphy (208-91, college: Henderson St.) added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the guests. Five Mgzavrebi players scored in double figures. Sokhumi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cactus Tbilisi and Batumi. Mgzavrebi at the other side stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Sokhumi will play against higher ranked Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Mgzavrebi will play at home against Batumi (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Sokhumi: D.Barbakadze 34+6reb+5ast, O.Buliava 17+3reb+2ast, D.Lathan 11+5reb, G.Jgerenaia 11+2reb+1ast, K.Tomaradze 7+6reb+2ast, D.Zabirchenko 6+11reb+8ast
Mgzavrebi: K.Ransom 19+5reb+7ast, C.Allen 19+1reb, A.Lominashvili 12+9reb+1ast, O.Pkhakadze 10+6reb+1ast, R.Murphy 10+13reb+2ast, D.Taylor 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 532294


Dinamo Tbilisi - Kutaisi 92-75

The game between Top Four teams took place in Tbilisi. Top-ranked host Dinamo Tbilisi (14-0) defeated second-ranked Kutaisi (10-3) 92-75. The game was mostly controlled by Dinamo Tbilisi. Kutaisi was better in fourth quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dinamo Tbilisi dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Kutaisi's 22 and made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Kutaisi 39-27 including 28 on the defensive glass. 29 personal fouls committed by Kutaisi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international Mikheil Berishvili (204-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 5 assists. Center Ilia Londaridze (205-89) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Dinamo Tbilisi players scored in double figures. International point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) replied with 17 points and forward Giorgi Barbakadze (203-91) added 17 points and 5 steals (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Kutaisi. Dinamo Tbilisi have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-0 record. Defending champion Kutaisi keeps the second place with three games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: M.Berishvili 25+3reb+5ast, M.Tchotchua 19+6reb, D.Vaughn 18+3reb+4ast, I.Londaridze 17+7reb+4ast, N.Gogodze 8+4reb+4ast, L.Grdzelidze 2
Kutaisi: L.Tsekvava 18+1ast, G.Barbakadze 17+2reb+3ast, G.Tsintsadze 17+4reb+2ast, D.Tubak 8+7reb, A.Boisa 4+2reb+3ast, V.Kadaria 4+5reb
gschID: 522568


Olimpi - Batumi 83-82

The most exciting game of round 14 in the Superleague took place in Tbilisi. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th ranked Batumi (6-8) to seventh ranked Olimpi (4-9) 83-82 on Thursday evening. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Olimpi forced 21 Batumi turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) scored 20 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and guard Gegi Baqradze (203-94) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists during the contest. Four Olimpi players scored in double figures. Ukrainian point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-85) responded with 29 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and international Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-93) scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. Olimpi maintains seventh position with 4-9 record. Batumi lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Cactus Tbilisi and Sokhumi. Olimpi'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:
Olimpi: R.Rogava 20+7reb+8ast, G.Baqradze 18+1reb+6ast, K.Tomaradze 15+6reb+1ast, G.Bakradze 14+4reb+1ast, L.Maskhulia 7, I.Mikeladze 5+6ast
Batumi: I.Shemosiuk 29+3reb+4ast, K.Jintcharadze 24+9reb+1ast, C.Pelcher 14+14reb+2ast, I.Krivtsov 6+3reb+2ast, B.Lezhava 5+2reb+6ast, N.Tenieshvili 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 522567


  




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