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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 26: Leader Dinamo Tbilisi loses to Cactus Tbilisi - Apr 13, 2017


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There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Superleague.

Top ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (23-3) recorded its third loss at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Cactus Tbilisi (12-14) 74-68. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-68. Strangely Dinamo Tbilisi outrebounded Cactus Tbilisi 51-37 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds. The former international Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Cactus Tbilisi have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 12-14 record. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Cactus 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.
Seventh-ranked Batumi (9-17) made lots of trouble for second ranked Kutaisi (18-7). Kutaisi managed to secure only two-point victory 81-79. However their fans expected much easier game. International point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Levan Tsekvava contributed with 11 points and 4 assists for the winners. International Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-93) replied with 29 points and 5 rebounds for Batumi. Defending champion maintains second position with 18-7 record having six points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Batumi at the other side keeps the seventh place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Mgzavrebi. Kutaisi will play against bottom-ranked Mgzavrebi (#8) in Tbilisi in the next round where they are favorite. Batumi will play at home against Sokhumi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Sokhumi (#6) and Olimpi (#5). Olimpi was defeated at home 58-68 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Otari Buliava scored 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Sokhumi's coach Nugzar Cheishvili used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Revaz Rogava responded with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Sokhumi (10-16) moved-up to fifth place. Loser Olimpi dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. Sokhumi will meet Batumi (#7) on the road in the next round. Olimpi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Cactus Tbilisi.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Energy Invest (13-13) against eighth ranked Mgzavrebi (9-17) on Wednesday night. Visiting Energy Invest was crushed by Mgzavrebi in Tbilisi 91-59. Otar Pkhakadze notched 25 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort. Energy Invest's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Mgzavrebi have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Batumi. Energy Invest lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the third position with 13 games lost. Mgzavrebi's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kutaisi on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Energy Invest will play against the league's leader Dinamo Tbilisi and will have a slim chance for a victory.

The best stats of 26th round was 12 points and 9 rebounds by Oleksandr Tishchenko of Sokhumi.

Olimpi - Sokhumi 58-68

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Sokhumi (#6) and Olimpi (#5). Olimpi was defeated at home 58-68 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 36-21 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sokhumi outrebounded Olimpi 46-34 including 35 on the defensive glass. Otari Buliava (202-94) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Giorgi Jgerenaia (206-90, college: N.Georgia) chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Five Sokhumi players scored in double figures. Sokhumi's coach Nugzar Cheishvili used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) responded with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and American guard Tre Burnette (196, college: S.Dakota) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Sokhumi (10-16) moved-up to fifth place. Loser Olimpi dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. Sokhumi will meet Batumi (#7) on the road in the next round. Olimpi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Cactus Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Sokhumi: O.Buliava 17+7reb+2ast, D.Barbakadze 13+6reb+1ast, O.Tishchenko 12+9reb, M.Bokolishvili 11+3ast, G.Jgerenaia 11+12reb+1ast, R.Woodson 2+5reb+1ast
Olimpi: R.Rogava 14+5reb+6ast, T.Burnette 14+8reb+2ast, G.Bakradze 9+9reb+1ast, W.Pitchford 8+3reb, G.Baqradze 7+4reb+4ast, N.Schlitzer 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 540357


Mgzavrebi - Rustavi 91-59

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Energy Invest (13-13) against eighth ranked Mgzavrebi (9-17) on Wednesday night. Visiting Energy Invest was crushed by Mgzavrebi in Tbilisi 91-59. The game without a history. Mgzavrebi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Energy Invest to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Mgzavrebi dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Energy Invest's 34. Mgzavrebi forced 21 Energy Invest turnovers. The former international point guard Otar Pkhakadze (188-93, college: Simpson, CA) notched 25 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and American point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) supported him with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Even 11 points and 9 rebounds by center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) did not help to save the game for Energy Invest. Point guard Revaz Chachanidze (183-90) added 16 points for the guests. Five Mgzavrebi and four Energy Invest players scored in double figures. Energy Invest's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Mgzavrebi have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Batumi. Energy Invest lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the third position with 13 games lost. Mgzavrebi's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kutaisi on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Energy Invest will play against the league's leader Dinamo Tbilisi and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mgzavrebi: O.Pkhakadze 25+8reb+6ast, C.Allen 22+8reb+3ast, D.Taylor 16+10reb+1ast, G.Qavtaradze 12+1ast, A.Lominashvili 11+6reb, R.Murphy 5+6reb+2ast
Rustavi: R.Chachanidze 16+4reb+1ast, T.Spagnolo 11+5reb+2ast, S.Atuashvili 11+9reb+3ast, C.Kasperbauer 10+5reb+1ast, C.Lee 8+3reb+5ast, E.Lortqifanidze 3
gschID: 540356


Dinamo Tbilisi - Cactus Tbilisi 68-74

Top ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (23-3) recorded its third loss at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Cactus Tbilisi (12-14) 74-68. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-68. Strangely Dinamo Tbilisi outrebounded Cactus Tbilisi 51-37 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. The former international Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and center Ilia Londaridze (205-89) added 10 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Cactus Tbilisi and four Dinamo Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Cactus Tbilisi have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 12-14 record. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Cactus 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:
Cactus Tbilisi: I.Chlaidze 20+1reb+2ast, T.Bridgeman 17+9reb+1ast, T.White 14+2reb+2ast, J.Florveus 12+12reb+2ast, B.Chikviladze 11+8reb+3ast, N.Lomidze 0
Dinamo Tbilisi: L.Patsatsia 19+10reb+6ast, M.Berishvili 14+4reb+2ast, M.Tchotchua 11+5reb+4ast, I.Londaridze 10+14reb+2ast, G.Revazishvili 6+1reb, N.Gurtskaia 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 540355


Kutaisi - Batumi 81-79

Seventh-ranked Batumi (9-17) made lots of trouble for second ranked Kutaisi (18-7). Kutaisi managed to secure only two-point victory 81-79. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-18. But Batumi won second period 23-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) contributed with 11 points and 4 assists for the winners. International Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-93) replied with 29 points and 5 rebounds and international Besik Lezhava (192-86, agency: Octagon Europe) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Batumi. Four Batumi players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains second position with 18-7 record having six points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Batumi at the other side keeps the seventh place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Mgzavrebi. Kutaisi will play against bottom-ranked Mgzavrebi (#8) in Tbilisi in the next round where they are favorite. Batumi will play at home against Sokhumi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: G.Tsintsadze 29+7reb+4ast, L.Tsekvava 11+2reb+4ast, G.Barbakadze 7+4reb+2ast, B.Bekauri 7+5reb+1ast, Z.Pashaev 6+2reb+3ast, D.Tubak 6+8reb+1ast
Batumi: K.Jintcharadze 29+5reb+2ast, I.Shemosiuk 12+5reb+1ast, I.Krivtsov 11+9reb, B.Lezhava 11+7reb+2ast, L.Revazashvili 5+3reb, N.Tenieshvili 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 540354


  



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