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    SuperLeague Standings
     1. Sigal Prishtina 23-3 
     2. Bashkimi 22-4 
     3. Peja 19-6 
     4. Trepca 17-10 
     5. Ylli 11-15 
     6. Rahoveci 9-17 
     7. Kerasan 2-25 
     8. Vellaznimi 2-25 
    Full Standings
    Last:4/26/2017
    Liga e pare Standings
     1. Borea 7-0 
     2. Kosova 6-1 
     3. Drita 5-2 
     4. Lipjani 4-3 
     5. Prishtina e Re 2-4 
     6. Megasports 2-5 
     7. New Born 1-5 
     8. Kacaniku 0-7 
    Last:3/3/2017
    Liga e dyte Standings
     1. Kalaja 5-0 
     2. United Bball 4-1 
     3. Istogu 3-2 
     4. Fushe 2-3 
     5. Vitia 1-4 
     6. Llapi Podujeve 0-5 
    Last:3/3/2017
    FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
    Group K
     1. Chalon 5-1 
     2. Gaziantep 5-1 
     3. Sodertalje 1-5 
     4. Targu Mures 1-5 
    Group L
     1. Demir IBB 5-1 
     2. Antwerp 4-2 
     3. Gravelines 2-4 
     4. Prievidza 1-5 
    Group M
     1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
     2. Vytautas 4-2 
     3. Oberwart 2-4 
     4. Apoel 1-5 
    Group N
     1. Kormend 4-2 
     2. Nanterre 4-2 
     3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
     4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
    Group O
     1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
     2. Alba 4-2 
     3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
     4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
    Group P
     1. Groningen 4-2 
     2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
     3. Enisey 0-0 
     4. Benfica 0-6 
    Group Q
     1. Cibona 0-0 
     2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
     3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
     4. Oostende 0-0 
     5. Oradea 0-0 
     6. Spirou 0-0 
     7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
     8. Usak 0-0 
    Stage One Standings
    Last:2/9/2017
    Balkan League Standings
    Group C
     1 Beroe 5-1 
     2 Kozuv 3-3 
     3 Feni Industries 2-4 
     4 Sutjeska 2-4 
    Group D
     1 Kumanovo 5-1 
     2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
     3 Peja 3-3 
     4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
    Last:3/1/2017
    Stats Leaders
    Points Per Game
     Trae ANDERSON
      Ylli
      (196-SF-)
      Avg: 21.6
     1. Anderson, Ylli21.6 
     2. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
     3. Brown, Ylli20.8 
     4. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi20.5 
     5. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
     6. Veseli, Peja17.3 
     7. Hajrizi, Sigal P.17.3 
     8. Zekiqi, Trepca16.1 
     9. Matoshi, Vellaznimi15.5 
     10. Wise, Trepca15.0 
    Rebounds Per Game
     Urim ZENELAJ
      Ylli
      (213-C-91)
      Avg: 14.5
     1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
     2. Anderson, Ylli8.9 
     3. Sinani, Bashkimi8.4 
     4. Dahlman, Peja8.1 
     5. Locke, Bashkimi6.9 
     6. Matoshi, Vellaznimi6.8 
     7. Grosha, Ylli6.8 
     8. Kapiti, Kerasan6.2 
     9. Qallaku, Vellaznimi6.0 
     10. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi6.0 
    Assists Per Game
     Fisnik JUNIKU
      Vellaznimi
      (180-PG-89)
      Avg: 7.7
     1. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
     2. Anderson, Ylli6.7 
     3. Morina, Ylli6.0 
     4. Kemp, Sigal Prishtina5.9 
     5. Brown, Ylli5.6 
     6. Mekaj, Peja4.8 
     7. Wise, Trepca4.7 
     8. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.4 
     9. Scott, Trepca4.1 
     10. Latifaj, Kerasan3.9 
    Steals Per Game
     Arian QALLAKU
      Peja
      (195-G-92)
      Avg: 2.2
     1. Qallaku, Peja2.2 
     2. Morina, Ylli2.0 
     3. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.9 
     4. Deihl, Rahoveci1.7 
     5. Brown, Ylli1.7 
     6. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
     7. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.7 
     8. Latifaj, Kerasan1.5 
     9. Anderson, Ylli1.4 
     10. Wise, Trepca1.4 
    Blocks Per Game
     Dardan KAPITI
      Kerasan
      (204-F/C-0)
      Avg: 2
     1. Kapiti, Kerasan2.0 
     2. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
     3. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 
     4. Reed, Peja0.8 
     5. Stutz, Trepca0.7 
     6. Anderson, Ylli0.7 
     7. Veseli, Peja0.6 
     8. Muric, Peja0.6 
     9. Sinani, Bashkimi0.5 
     10. Matoshi, Vellaznimi0.5 
    Kosovan men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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    Round 28 (Regular Season)

    Trepca 71% Apr.27 Kerasan
    Ylli 88% Apr.27 Vellaznimi
    SuperLeague Round 24: Kerasan is defeated by Sigal Prishtina in a derby game - Apr 3, 2017


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    Hajrizi
    The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 4 rounds.

    The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Prishtina: Sigal Prishtina (#1) and Kerasan (#8). Kerasan was smashed at home by 53 points 71-124 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 124-71. Sigal Prishtina shot 60.8 percent from the field. Sigal Prishtina outrebounded Kerasan 44-26 including a 37-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Mike Moser (203-90, college: Oregon) who added 21 points and 18 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Gent Shala (197-98) with 19 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sigal Prishtina have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-3 record. Kerasan lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 23 lost games. Sigal Prishtina are looking forward to face Peja (#3) in Peje in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Kerasan will play at home against Peja (#3) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
    Very important is a road loss of third ranked Trepca (16-8) against fourth ranked Peja (16-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Trepca was crushed by Peja in Peje 109-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Trepca. The winners were led by the former international forward Alban Veseli (202-90) who scored that evening 30 points and 6 rebounds and Noah Dahlman supported him with 22 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Peja's coach Aleksandar Todorov felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 16 points, 7 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals by American guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) did not help to save the game for Trepca. Peja have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Trepca at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Peja will play against league's leader Sigal Prishtina on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trepca will play against Rahoveci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    The game in Gjakove supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Bashkimi (17-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-22). Bashkimi smashed Vellaznimi 121-66 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Justin Black who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Beqe Kovaqi who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 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 rest. Bashkimi maintains second position with 17-4 record behind leader Sigal Prishtina. Vellaznimi lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 22 games lost. Bashkimi will meet at home Xhebrailat (#5) in the next round. Vellaznimi will play against the league's leader Sigal Prishtina and hope to secure a win.

    In the last game of round 24 Rahoveci destroyed Ylli on the opponent's court 103-83.

    Ylli - Rahoveci 83-103

    We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Therande where 5th ranked Xhebrailat (10-13) was crushed by sixth ranked Rahoveci (9-13) 103-83 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Rahoveci. Xhebrailat managed to win fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Xhebrailat 51-32 including a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Rahoveci looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Artin Gashi (203-93) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Tyler Deihl (185-91, college: Francis Marion) chipped in 24 points and 5 assists. Rahoveci's coach Jeton Nixha let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American Trae Anderson (196, college: E.Illinois) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and his fellow American import guard Kevin Brown (190-92, college: New Orleans) added 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Four Xhebrailat players scored in double figures. Rahoveci have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Rahoveci maintains sixth position with 9-13 record. Xhebrailat lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 13 games lost. Rahoveci will meet at home higher ranked Trepca (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Xhebrailat will play against the league's second-placed Bashkimi in Prizren and hope to secure a win.
    Top scorers:
    Ylli: T.Anderson 27+10reb+8ast, K.Brown 20+7reb+5ast, U.Karanezi 20+7reb, E.Grosha 13+6reb+2ast, G. Arifaj 3+1reb+1ast, E.Asllanaj 0
    Rahoveci: A.Gashi 31+13reb+2ast, T.Deihl 24+1reb+5ast, M.Merovci 11+3reb, R.Farmer-Blanchard 9+12reb+4ast, R.Bellinger 9+4reb+5ast, B.Sharku 6+8reb
    gschID: 530098


    Kerasan - Sigal Prishtina 71-124

    The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Prishtina: Sigal Prishtina (#1) and Kerasan (#8). Kerasan was smashed at home by 53 points 71-124 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 124-71. Sigal Prishtina shot 60.8 percent from the field. Sigal Prishtina outrebounded Kerasan 44-26 including a 37-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Mike Moser (203-90, college: Oregon) who added 21 points and 18 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) during the contest. Five Sigal Prishtina players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Gent Shala (197-98) with 19 points and power forward Dardan Kapiti (204-0) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sigal Prishtina have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-3 record. Kerasan lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 23 lost games. Sigal Prishtina are looking forward to face Peja (#3) in Peje in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Kerasan will play at home against Peja (#3) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
    Top scorers:
    Kerasan: G.Shala 19+4reb+2ast, D.Kapiti 12+6reb, A.Latifaj 8+2reb+2ast, G.Hyseni 7+2reb, K.Mucolli 5+3reb, K.Muhadri 4+4reb+2ast
    Sigal Prishtina: D.Hajrizi 29+8reb+6ast, F.Rugova 22+4reb+1ast, M.Moser 21+18reb+1ast, R.Peci 12+5ast, N.Delic 12+5reb+4ast, G.Rugova 11+2reb+6ast
    gschID: 530100


    Vellaznimi - Bashkimi 66-121

    The game in Gjakove supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Bashkimi (17-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-22). Bashkimi smashed Vellaznimi 121-66 on Saturday. The game without a history. Bashkimi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 88 of its points in the paint compared to Vellaznimi's 46. They outrebounded Vellaznimi 40-29 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bashkimi looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Vellaznimi's players. The best player for the winners was American guard Justin Black (188-92, college: Morgan St., agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The former international center Gazmend Sinani (206-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Five Bashkimi players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Beqe Kovaqi (196-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds and guard Atik Koshi (189-99) added 6 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists respectively. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bashkimi maintains second position with 17-4 record behind leader Sigal Prishtina. Vellaznimi lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 22 games lost. Bashkimi will meet at home Xhebrailat (#5) in the next round. Vellaznimi will play against the league's leader Sigal Prishtina and hope to secure a win.
    Top scorers:
    Vellaznimi: B.Kovaqi 25+13reb+3ast, D.Rraci 9+2reb+3ast, M.Mala 8+1reb+3ast, A.Kreshnik 6+3reb+1ast, A.Koshi 6+6reb+8ast, L. Berisha 6+3reb
    Bashkimi: J.Black 24+8reb+8ast, G.Sinani 24+13reb, M.Popovic 12+2reb+1ast, T.Soyebo 12+1reb+11ast, G.Adams 11+1reb+1ast, K.Locke 10+7reb+2ast
    gschID: 530099


    Peja - Trepca 109-86

    Very important is a road loss of third ranked Trepca (16-8) against fourth ranked Peja (16-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Trepca was crushed by Peja in Peje 109-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Trepca. The game was mostly controlled by Peja. Trepca was better in second period 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Trepca's 38. They outrebounded Trepca 38-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Peja players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. The winners were led by the former international forward Alban Veseli (202-90) who scored that evening 30 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Noah Dahlman (201-89, college: Wofford) supported him with 22 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Peja's coach Aleksandar Todorov felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 16 points, 7 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals by American guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) did not help to save the game for Trepca. Montenegrin forward Nikola Ljujic (202-91) added 24 points and 10 rebounds. Four Trepca players scored in double figures. Peja have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Trepca at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Peja will play against league's leader Sigal Prishtina on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trepca will play against Rahoveci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Top scorers:
    Trepca: S.Zekiqi 25+4reb+1ast, N.Ljujic 24+10reb, M.Scott 16+7reb+14ast, A.Selmani 13+1reb, B.Zekiqi 5+4reb+2ast, A. Rashiti 2+1reb
    Peja: A.Veseli 30+6reb+3ast, N.Dahlman 22+11reb+3ast, R.Abramovic 15+1reb+1ast, A.Qallaku 11+1ast, A.Hajdari 8+1reb+2ast, M.Ahmetbasic 7+3reb+7ast
    gschID: 530097


      




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