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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 16: Cactus Tbilisi are defeated by Mgzavrebi in a derby game - Feb 11, 2017


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The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Mgzavrebi (#8) and Cactus Tbilisi (#5). Cactus Tbilisi was defeated at home 67-78 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Mgzavrebi. Cactus Tbilisi managed to win second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mgzavrebi dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Cactus Tbilisi's 30. Mgzavrebi forced 30 Cactus Tbilisi turnovers. Strangely Cactus Tbilisi outrebounded Mgzavrebi 46-33 including a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) who added 19 points and 6 steals during the contest. At the losing side guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 19 rebounds. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth position with 3-13 record. Cactus Tbilisi at the other side keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Batumi. Mgzavrebi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Kutaisi. Second ranked host Kutaisi (12-3) defeated 4th ranked Sokhumi (7-9) 75-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sokhumi. The winners were led by the former international Beka Bekauri (207-91) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and Akaki Lomouri supported him with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) did not help to save the game for Sokhumi. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-3 record having five points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. Kutaisi will play against Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi.
Superleague top team - Dinamo Tbilisi (16-0) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat fifth ranked Batumi (6-10) 81-74. Mikheil Berishvili fired 25 points for the winners. Besik Lezhava produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for lost side. Undefeated Dinamo Tbilisi have an impressive 16-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-0 record. Batumi lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Cactus Tbilisi. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
Third ranked Energy Invest (9-7) crushed at home 7th ranked Olimpi (4-11) by 16 points 88-72, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a very good performance for Maurice Lewis-Briggs who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Energy Invest maintains third position with 9-7 record having seven points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Olimpi at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Energy Invest's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kutaisi at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Mgzavrebi.

Rustavi - Olimpi 88-72

Third ranked Energy Invest (9-7) crushed at home 7th ranked Olimpi (4-11) by 16 points 88-72, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by Energy Invest. Olimpi was better in second period 26-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Energy Invest had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Maurice Lewis-Briggs (203-90, college: Slippery Rock, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Walter Pitchford (208-92, college: Nebraska) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Tre Burnette (196, college: S.Dakota) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Olimpi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Energy Invest maintains third position with 9-7 record having seven points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Olimpi at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Energy Invest's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kutaisi at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Mgzavrebi.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: M.Lewis-Briggs 25+7reb, S.Atuashvili 16+8reb+1ast, C.Kasperbauer 14+7reb+2ast, C.Lee 12+1reb+7ast, R.Chachanidze 10+5reb+3ast, T.Spagnolo 7+8reb+6ast
Olimpi: W.Pitchford 17+7reb+2ast, A.Bolkvadze 13+5reb+1ast, T.Burnette 11+7reb+2ast, R.Rogava 10+4reb+3ast, I.Mikeladze 8+1reb+6ast, G.Baqradze 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 532301


Cactus Tbilisi - Mgzavrebi 67-78

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Mgzavrebi (#8) and Cactus Tbilisi (#5). Cactus Tbilisi was defeated at home 67-78 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Mgzavrebi. Cactus Tbilisi managed to win second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mgzavrebi dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Cactus Tbilisi's 30. Mgzavrebi forced 30 Cactus Tbilisi turnovers. Strangely Cactus Tbilisi outrebounded Mgzavrebi 46-33 including a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) who added 19 points and 6 steals during the contest. At the losing side guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 19 rebounds and center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) scored 9 points and 13 rebounds. Four Cactus Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth position with 3-13 record. Cactus Tbilisi at the other side keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Batumi. Mgzavrebi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
Top scorers:
Mgzavrebi: G.Turdzeladze 19+3reb, C.Allen 19+4reb+2ast, K.Ransom 16+8reb+6ast, D.Taylor 7+4reb+1ast, R.Murphy 6+4reb+1ast, O.Pkhakadze 6+4reb+11ast
Cactus Tbilisi: I.Chlaidze 17+2reb+1ast, D.Lomidze 11+3reb+1ast, T.White 10+5reb+5ast, T.Bridgeman 10+19reb+2ast, J.Florveus 9+13reb+1ast, V.Baakashvili 7+4ast
gschID: 532300


Kutaisi - Sokhumi 75-60

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kutaisi. Second ranked host Kutaisi (12-3) defeated 4th ranked Sokhumi (7-9) 75-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sokhumi. Sokhumi was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 36-19 second half run of Kutaisi. The winners were led by the former international Beka Bekauri (207-91) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and forward Akaki Lomouri (198-91) supported him with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Kutaisi players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) did not help to save the game for Sokhumi. Power forward Oleksandr Tishchenko (205-89) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-3 record having five points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. Kutaisi will play against Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: B.Bekauri 14+15reb, A.Boisa 14+6reb+1ast, Z.Pashaev 13+1reb+5ast, L.Tsekvava 13+3reb+4ast, A.Lomouri 11+7reb+5ast, T.Babunashvili 8+4reb
Sokhumi: D.Lathan 18+11reb+2ast, O.Tishchenko 13+10reb+2ast, D.Barbakadze 12+7reb+1ast, D.Zabirchenko 9+4reb+1ast, O.Buliava 4+1ast, R.Woodson 2+9reb+1ast
gschID: 532299


Batumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 74-81

Superleague top team - Dinamo Tbilisi (16-0) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat fifth ranked Batumi (6-10) 81-74. The game without a history. Dinamo Tbilisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Strangely Batumi outrebounded Dinamo Tbilisi 40-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international Mikheil Berishvili (204-87) fired 25 points for the winners. American guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 10 points and 6 assists. International Besik Lezhava (192-86, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and American center Chris Pelcher (208-91, college: New Hampshire) added 16 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Batumi players scored in double figures. Dinamo Tbilisi have an impressive 16-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-0 record. Batumi lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Cactus Tbilisi. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: M.Berishvili 25+2reb+2ast, M.Tchotchua 11+2reb+2ast, I.Londaridze 11+3reb+1ast, D.Vaughn 10+3reb+6ast, L.Patsatsia 9+4reb+3ast, N.Maravic 8+7reb+4ast
Batumi: B.Lezhava 19+5reb+7ast, C.Pelcher 16+12reb+1ast, I.Krivtsov 15+10reb+1ast, K.Jintcharadze 15+4reb, I.Maisuradze 9+4reb+2ast, M.Revazashvili 0
gschID: 532298


  



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