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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 
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    Round 28 (Regular Season)

    Trepca 71% Apr.27 Kerasan
    Ylli 88% Apr.27 Vellaznimi
    SuperLeague Round 25: Trepca edges Rahoveci by two points - Apr 8, 2017


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    The Regular Season in SuperLeague is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

    Sixth-ranked Rahoveci (9-14) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Trepca (17-8) on Saturday. The visitors from Mitrovice managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rahoveci. Trepca forced 23 Rahoveci turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Rahoveci helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Power forward Besnik Azemi (200-89) chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds. American center Ronald Farmer-Blanchard (208-91, college: Wash.Adventist) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds for lost side. Trepca maintains fourth place with 17-8 record. Newly promoted Rahoveci keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. Trepca are looking forward to face league's second-placed Bashkimi in Prizren in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rahoveci will play on the road against Peja (#3) in Peje and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
    An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Prishtina. First ranked Sigal Prishtina faced 3rd placed Peja. Host Sigal Prishtina (20-3) defeated guests from Peje (17-4) 79-73. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Nenad Delic contributed with 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Alban Veseli (202-90) answered with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Peja. Sigal Prishtina have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Peja at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Sigal Prishtina will play against Xhebrailat (#5) in Therande in the next round. Peja will play at home against Rahoveci and hopes to get back on the winning track.
    Leader Sigal Prishtina delivered the twentieth victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-23) 117-58. Mike Moser stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Beqe Kovaqi responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Sigal Prishtina. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Vellaznimi lost their thirteenth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 23 games lost. Sigal Prishtina will meet Xhebrailat (#5) in the next round. Vellaznimi will play against Kerasan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    The game in Prishtina supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Peja (17-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Kerasan (1-24). Peja smashed Kerasan 105-62. Leonard Mekaj nailed a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Peja maintains third place with 17-4 record having five points less than leader Sigal Prishtina. Kerasan lost their sixth game in a row. They stay dead last with 24 lost games. Peja's next round opponent will be Rahoveci (#6) at home. Kerasan will play against Vellaznimi in Gjakove and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

    In the last game of round 25 Ylli was defeated by Bashkimi in Prizren 98-91.

    Rahoveci - Trepca 76-78

    Sixth-ranked Rahoveci (9-14) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Trepca (17-8) on Saturday. The visitors from Mitrovice managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rahoveci. Trepca forced 23 Rahoveci turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Rahoveci helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Power forward Besnik Azemi (200-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. American center Ronald Farmer-Blanchard (208-91, college: Wash.Adventist) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and forward Artin Gashi (203-93) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Rahoveci players scored in double figures. Trepca maintains fourth place with 17-8 record. Newly promoted Rahoveci keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. Trepca are looking forward to face league's second-placed Bashkimi in Prizren in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rahoveci will play on the road against Peja (#3) in Peje and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
    Top scorers:
    Rahoveci: R.Farmer-Blanchard 19+15reb+2ast, R.Bellinger 14+3reb+1ast, A.Gashi 13+9reb+2ast, A.Berisha 13+3reb+1ast, T.Deihl 8+4reb+4ast, V.Bunjaku 4+6reb+1ast
    Trepca: M.Scott 24+10reb+6ast, S.Zekiqi 22+5reb+1ast, B.Azemi 17+11reb+3ast, A.Selmani 8+6reb+2ast, V.Haxhiu 7+3reb+3ast, A. Rashiti 0
    gschID: 530104


    Sigal Prishtina - Vellaznimi 117-58

    Leader Sigal Prishtina delivered the twentieth victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-23) 117-58. The game without a history. Sigal Prishtina led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vellaznimi to just 6 points in first quarter. Sigal Prishtina dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Vellaznimi's 32. They outrebounded Vellaznimi 36-25 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sigal Prishtina looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Vellaznimi's players. American forward Mike Moser (203-90, college: Oregon) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Granit Rugova (198-85, college: Trinity Valley CC) chipped in 18 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Sigal Prishtina players scored in double figures. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Beqe Kovaqi (196-94) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Musab Mala (185-96) scored 19 points. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Sigal Prishtina. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Vellaznimi lost their thirteenth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 23 games lost. Sigal Prishtina will meet Xhebrailat (#5) in the next round. Vellaznimi will play against Kerasan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Top scorers:
    Vellaznimi: B.Kovaqi 22+7reb, M.Mala 19+3reb+1ast, A.Koshi 9+5reb+1ast, D.Rraci 4+2reb+1ast, A.Kreshnik 4+5reb, D.Domi 0+1ast
    Sigal Prishtina: G.Rugova 18+2reb+7ast, M.Moser 18+10reb+1ast, F.Edwin 15+4reb+2ast, M.Janjeva 13+4reb+3ast, J.Hinds 11+2reb+3ast, F.Rugova 11+10reb+5ast
    gschID: 530102


    Bashkimi - Ylli 98-91

    There was no surprise in Prizren where 5th ranked Xhebrailat (10-14) was defeated by second ranked Bashkimi (18-4) 98-91. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 28-22. But Xhebrailat won second period 27-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Bashkimi won last quarter 27-21. Bashkimi outrebounded Xhebrailat 43-31 including a 35-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. American guard Justin Black (188-92, college: Morgan St., agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and the former international center Gazmend Sinani (206-91) accounted for 16 points and 12 rebounds. Bashkimi's coach Dragan Radovic used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Kevin Brown (190-92, college: New Orleans) came up with 41 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and the other American import Trae Anderson (196, college: E.Illinois) added 25 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for Xhebrailat in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Bashkimi. They maintain second place with 18-4 record having just three points less than leader Sigal Prishtina. Xhebrailat lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 14 games lost. Bashkimi's next round opponent will be Trepca (#4) in Mitrovice. Xhebrailat will play at home against the league's leader Sigal Prishtina and hope to win that game.
    Top scorers:
    Ylli: K.Brown 41+6reb+3ast, T.Anderson 25+7reb+10ast, E.Grosha 17+3reb, U.Karanezi 5+8reb+2ast, G. Arifaj 3+3reb+2ast, A.Hajdari 0
    Bashkimi: M.Popovic 21+4reb+4ast, J.Black 20+7reb+4ast, G.Sinani 16+12reb+2ast, K.Locke 9+8reb+1ast, T.Soyebo 8+3reb+5ast, M.Tmusic 8+3reb+5ast
    gschID: 530103


    Kerasan - Peja 62-105

    The game in Prishtina supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Peja (17-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Kerasan (1-24). Peja smashed Kerasan 105-62. The game without a history. Peja led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Peja outrebounded Kerasan 49-28 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Kerasan's players. International point guard Leonard Mekaj (182-95) nailed a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and guard Arian Qallaku (195-92) accounted for 17 points and 15 rebounds. Point guard Alban Latifaj (185-91) came up with 20 points and power forward Dardan Kapiti (204-0) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Kerasan in the defeat. Five Peja and four Kerasan players scored in double figures. Peja maintains third place with 17-4 record having five points less than leader Sigal Prishtina. Kerasan lost their sixth game in a row. They stay dead last with 24 lost games. Peja's next round opponent will be Rahoveci (#6) at home. Kerasan will play against Vellaznimi in Gjakove and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Top scorers:
    Kerasan: A.Latifaj 20+3reb, D.Kapiti 11+6reb+2ast, M.Jakupi 11+6reb, R.Ahmeti 11+4reb+1ast, I.Hasani 4+3reb+3ast, G.Shala 3+5reb+1ast
    Peja: L.Mekaj 28+4reb+10ast, A.Hajdari 21+3reb+4ast, A.Qallaku 17+15reb+2ast, B.Matoshi 16+10reb+2ast, S.Miljanic 12+5reb+3ast, M.Muric 7+6reb+1ast
    gschID: 530101


    Sigal Prishtina - Peja 79-73

    An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Prishtina. First ranked Sigal Prishtina faced 3rd placed Peja. Host Sigal Prishtina (20-3) defeated guests from Peje (17-4) 79-73. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-14 Peja's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 79-73 at the end of the game. Sigal Prishtina dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Peja's 26. Sigal Prishtina forced 19 Peja turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-84) contributed with 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Alban Veseli (202-90) answered with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Noah Dahlman (201-89, college: Wofford) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Peja. Sigal Prishtina have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-3 record. Peja at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Sigal Prishtina will play against Xhebrailat (#5) in Therande in the next round. Peja will play at home against Rahoveci and hopes to get back on the winning track.
    Top scorers:
    Peja: A.Veseli 22+8reb+4ast, R.Abramovic 15+2reb+2ast, N.Dahlman 14+11reb+2ast, A.Qallaku 8+1reb, M.Ahmetbasic 7+2reb+4ast, S.Miljanic 3+6reb+1ast
    Sigal Prishtina: D.Hajrizi 25+5reb+5ast, N.Delic 25+8reb+1ast, M.Moser 12+9reb+5ast, F.Rugova 6+5reb+1ast, W.Kemp 5+4reb+6ast, F.Edwin 2+1reb
    gschID: 542842


      




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