Oradea became LNBM champions. They overcame Targu Mures in the decisive fifth game of the championship series to conquer the first ever trophy. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-15. But Targu Mures won second period 25-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oradea dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Targu Mures' 20. 24 personal fouls committed by Targu Mures helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward Sean Barnette (197-86, college: Wingate) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Oradea players scored in double figures. Ghanian guard Alhaji Mohammed (192-81, college: Louisville, agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 23 points and 5 assists and Montenegrin point guard Goran Martinic (187-87) added 22 points in the effort for Targu Mures. Top scorers: Oradea: M.Zeno 21+5reb+5ast, A.Mandache 13+5reb+1ast, W.Franklin 12+3reb+5ast, S.Barnette 11+10reb, U.Lucic 8+5reb, R.Pasca 6+1reb+1ast Targu Mures: A.Mohammed 23+4reb+5ast, G.Martinic 22+3reb+2ast, L.Lazar 7+2reb, O.Barro 6+7reb, L.Polyak 5+3reb, Y.Frasenyuk 4+4reb+1ast
U-Banca Transilvania Cluj claim Cup title - Apr 13, 2016
U-Banca Transilvania Cluj celebrated the Romanian Cup title. They beat Oradea 82:75 for the trophy. Filip Adamovic (181-PG-88, agency: 011 Sports) stepped up with 24 points to lead the winners. U-Banca Transilvania Cluj clinched an 18:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Oradea narrowed the distance in the second period. They pulled as close as 3 points at the big break 36:33. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. U-Banca Transilvania Cluj entered the final frame up by the same three points. They erupted though for 30 points in the final period and got away with the trophy. Kyndall Dykes (192-SG-87, college: New Orleans) delivered 16 points, while Ivan Zigeranovic (212-C-84, agency: BeoExcell) accounted for 13 points in the win. Uros Lucic (207-PF-83) answered with 14 points for Oradea. Radovan Markovic (193-SG-82, agency: 011 Sports) had 13 points in the defeat.
North and South tied in Oradea 2016 All Star Game - Apr 14, 2016
North and South are tied in Oradea All Star Game 2016 as both teams scored 131 points each. North posted a 37-30 lead in the first period and added a 32-26 rally in the second period for a 13-point half-time advantage. South meanwhile dominated the second half and replied with two victories. They won the third period 39-30 and closed the game with a 39-32 rally. Porter Troupe (196-G-83, college: Portland, agency: Interperformances) from Steaua CSM Eximbank was named MVP of the game as he scored 17 points. Travis Bureau (202-F-88, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Inception Sports) ended up with 28 points and Aaron Johnson (173-PG-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) netted 20. For North Kyndall Dykes (192-SG-87, college: New Orleans) top-scored with 26 points and Alhajji Mohammed had 25.
Romanian League All-Star Game 2016 Rosters - Apr 10, 2016
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