Samir Shaptahovic (174-G-81) and Dardan Berisha were the best in the match were Peja registered 12th victory of the season. The yellows had to play hard in the second part of the game to crash Drita, which was fighting hard in the first part.
After Laurence Donelson was fouled out in the third quarter, Peja took the dominance in the match to win it, 59-96. Samir Shaptahovic registered double-double of 28 points (6 three pointers) and 12 assists, while Dardan Berisha added 27 more. Albanian Gerti Shima had also a great match in Gjilan last night. He added 19 points in the match.
On Drita's side, Craig Blackmon scored 14, while Devin Chambers added 13 more which were not enough for a victory against league leaders.
After resignation of Montenegrin coach, Petar Mijovic , few days ago, Sigal Prishtina has appointed new coach for this season. The Croatian Jeronimo Sarin (agency: XL Basketball Agency ) takes the team of Sigal Prishtina before the match with Rilski Sportist Samokov at FIBA Europe Cup round two match. 42 years old Jeronimo Sarin (agency: XL Basketball Agency ) has trained GKK Sibenik for 6 years, 2010-2016 and has experience from Croatian elite league. Sigal Prishtina didn't have a... [read more]
Chemidor Tehran (Superleague) inked 31-year old American guard Nicholas Covington (188-91kg-85, college: Oklahoma City). He played most recently at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. Covington managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In four SuperLeague games he averaged 13.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 2.3spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Covington also played 5 games in Balkan League where he had 9.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.4apg. The other team he played shortly w... [read more]
Chemidor Tehran (Superleague) inked 31-year old American guard Nicholas Covington (188-91kg-85, college: Oklahoma City). He played most recently at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. Covington managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In four SuperLeague games he averaged 13.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 2.3spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Covington also played 5 games in Balkan League where he had 9.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.4apg. The other team he played shortly was SCM CSU Craiova in Romania Liga Nationala. In 7 games he recorded 9.7ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.4apg. In 2011 (four years after he left the college) Covington was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in seventh round (8th overall). He attended Oklahoma City University (NAIA) until 2007 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball. Covington has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. Among other achievements he played in the final of Colombian DPB in 2013. Covington received also Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2010. He is a very experienced player. Covington has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Covington has played previously professionally in Estonia, Hungary (Falco KC Szombathely), Ireland (St. Pauls), Turkey (Pertevniyal), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Iowa Energy, Erie Bay Hawks and Westchester Knicks), Romania (BC Timisoara and Targu Mures) and Colombia (Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro). Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
The Montenegrin coach, Petar Mijovic , has resigned from Sigal Prishtina yesterday. Sigal Prishtina was beaten hardly from Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket at FIBA Europe Cup first round match in Istanbul, which was the fourth defeat in a row for reigning champions of Kosova. Sigal Prishtina is still searching for the first victory in 2016-17 season, after losing from KB Bashkimi Prizren and KB Peja at Kosovan Super league. They have also started with defeat at Balkan League, after... [read more]
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