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Liga Nationala Standings
 1. UBT Cluj Napoca 9-1 
 2. Steaua CSM 9-1 
 3. CSU Sibiu 7-3 
 4. Oradea 6-4 
 5. Pitesti 6-4 
 6. BC Timisoara 5-5 
 7. Targu Mures 4-6 
 8. Craiova 3-7 
 9. Phoenix Galati 3-7 
 10. Dinamo B. 2-8 
 11. Olimpic 1-9 
Full Standings
Last:12/4/2016
Liga I Standings
Group 1
 1. A.Vlaicu Buc. 4-0 
 2. Sibiu II 3-1 
 3. Pitesti II 2-1 
 4. Rapid II Buc. 2-1 
 5. Stiinta B. 2-2 
 6. Craiova 2 1-4 
 7. Magic Sibiu 0-5 
Group 2
 1. Timba Timis. 4-0 
 2. Univ.Cluj 4-1 
 3. Olimpic 2 2-1 
 4. Miercurea Ciuc 2-2 
 5. Mures II 2-2 
 6. UBT Cluj 1-2 
 7. Oradea II 1-4 
 8. Timisoara II 0-4 
Group 3
 1. Braila 4-0 
 2. Politehnica Iasi 3-1 
 3. Steaua II 3-1 
 4. ACS 4 Sports 2-3 
 5. Phoenix Galati II 2-3 
 6. Athletic Con. 1-3 
 7. Dinamo II 0-4 
Last:11/18/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 6-1 
 2 Monaco 6-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 4-3 
 4 Aris 4-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-4 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-4 
 7 Helios 1-6 
 8 Bakken 1-6 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-1 
 2 Umana VE 5-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 4-3 
 4 Avtodor 3-4 
 5 Oradea 3-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-4 
 7 Kataja Basket 3-4 
 8 Khimik 1-6 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 6-1 
 2 ASVEL 5-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 4-3 
 4 Ventspils 3-4 
 5 PAOK 3-4 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-4 
 7 Usak 2-5 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-5 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 5-2 
 2 Scandone AV 5-2 
 3 Juventus 5-2 
 4 Strasbourg 4-3 
 5 Oostende 3-4 
 6 Cibona 2-5 
 7 Mega Leks 2-5 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-5 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 6-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-2 
 3 AEK Athens 4-3 
 4 Banco di Srd 3-4 
 5 Spirou 3-4 
 6 Partizan 3-4 
 7 Stelmet ZG 3-4 
 8 Szolnok 1-6 
Last:11/30/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:11/29/2016
Points Per Game
 Vlad MOLDOVEANU
  
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Moldoveanu, UBT C.20.6 
 2. Bojovic, Phoenix19.7 
 3. Jeremic, BC Timis.18.6 
 4. Mohammed, Targu M.17.7 
 5. Dykes, UBT C.17.7 
 6. Abrams, Craiova17.3 
 7. Zeno, Oradea17.0 
 8. Hardy, CSU Sibiu16.9 
 9. Martinic, Targu M.16.4 
 10. Davis, CSU Sibiu15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  
  (207-C/F-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Barro, UBT C.7.6 
 2. Tasic, Dinamo B.7.5 
 3. Hardy, CSU Sibiu7.4 
 4. Cooper, CSU Sibiu7.1 
 5. Pavlovic, Olimpic7.0 
 6. Moldoveanu, UBT C.6.7 
 7. Abrams, Craiova6.4 
 8. Frasenyuk, Craiova6.3 
 9. Barham, Targu M.6.3 
 10. Macura, Olimpic6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Slobodan DUNDJERSKI
  
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Dundjerski, Dinamo7.8 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.6.7 
 3. Long, Steaua CSM6.2 
 4. Adamovic, UBT C.6.1 
 5. Zeno, Oradea5.2 
 6. Mirkovic, Oradea5.1 
 7. Kabongo, Pitesti5.1 
 8. Marinovic, Craiova4.9 
 9. Hardy, CSU Sibiu4.9 
 10. Rasic, UBT C.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HARDY
  
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hardy, CSU Sibiu2.7 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.2.3 
 3. Pajkovic, Olimpic2.1 
 4. Long, Steaua CSM2.1 
 5. Tasic, Dinamo B.2.0 
 6. Otasevic, BC Timis.2.0 
 7. Bojovic, Phoenix1.9 
 8. Mohammed, Targu M.1.8 
 9. Graham, Dinamo B.1.8 
 10. Komatina, BC Timi.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Laszlo LAZAR
  
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lazar, Targu Mures2.1 
 2. Hunter, Pitesti1.4 
 3. Denison, Oradea1.3 
 4. Tasic, Dinamo B.1.2 
 5. Dragusin, BC Timis.1.1 
 6. Mladenovic, Pitesti1.0 
 7. Diaz, BC Timisoara0.8 
 8. Baciu, Steaua CSM0.8 
 9. Hardy, CSU Sibiu0.8 
 10. Zeno, Oradea0.7 
Player of the week
Round: 10

 Nikola Malesevic
  Steaua CSM
  (202-F-91)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

UBT Cluj Na 82% Dec.10 BC Timisoara
Phoenix Gala Dec.10 Pitesti 56%
Craiova Dec.10 CSU Sibiu 80%
Steaua CSM 96% Dec.10 Olimpic
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Aris 77% Dec.7 Helios
Banvit BK 75% Dec.7 Ironi Nahari
CEZ Nymburk 88% Dec.6 Bakken
Fraport SKY Dec.6 Monaco 74%
Group B
Avtodor 67% Dec.7 Khimik
Macc.Rishon 57% Dec.6 Kataja Bsk
Umana VE 51% Dec.6 Le Mans
Pinar Karsiy 55% Dec.6 Oradea
Group C
EWE Baskets 63% Dec.7 Ventspils
Neptunas 81% Dec.6 Usak
PAOK 71% Dec.6 Rosa Radom
ASVEL 83% Dec.6 Openjobmetis
Group D
Scandone AV 77% Dec.7 Mega Leks
Strasbourg Dec.7 Juventus 55%
Iberostar Te 81% Dec.7 Cibona
Oostende 73% Dec.6 Mornar Bar
Group E
Stelmet ZG 56% Dec.7 Banco di Srd
Szolnok Dec.7 AEK Athens 83%
Besiktas 78% Dec.7 Spirou
Partizan Dec.6 Ludwigsburg 66%
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
Liga Nationala Round 21: Leader Oradea loses to Ploiesti - Feb 11, 2013


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The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

Top ranked Oradea (18-3) recorded its third loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Ploiesti (14-7) 91-77. The game was mostly controlled by Ploiesti. Oradea managed to win third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Ploiesti outrebounded Oradea 39-22 including a 29-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international center Catalin Burlacu (210-77, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds. Serbian guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90) chipped in 28 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Australian-Trinidad and Tobago swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona) who recorded 15 points and 6 rebounds. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Oradea at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Ploiesti is looking forward to face Pitesti (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Oradea will play against Gaz Metan (#8) in Medias and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was played in Cluj between eighth ranked Gaz Metan and 4th placed U-Mobitelco where Gaz Metan (13-8) rolled over U-Mobitelco (14-7) on the road with 25-point difference 84-59. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of U-Mobitelco. It was a good game for American point guard Kyle Shiloh (191-85, college: Nevada) who led his team to a victory with 17 points. Ivan Ivanovic contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Gaz Metan's coach Marcel Tenter felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Sean Barnette (198-86, college: Wingate) answered with 9 points and 16 rebounds for U-Mobitelco. Gaz Metan have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain eighth place with 13-8 record. U-Mobitelco at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Gaz Metan will play against league's leader Oradea at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U-Mobitelco will play against Timba Timosoara in Timisoara and hopes to get back on the winning track.
CS Dinamo Bucuresti can celebrate finally their first win this season after 20 consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Miercurea Ciuc (3-18) 96-85 on Sunday. Brian Fisher stepped up and scored 31 points and 6 steals for the winners. CS Dinamo Bucuresti's coach Nicolae Toader used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Franko Filipovic with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. CS Dinamo Bucuresti maintains sixteenth place with 1-20 record. It was Miercurea Ciuc's seventh loss in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Farul Const.. CS Dinamo Bucuresti will meet higher ranked Timisoara (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Miercurea Ciuc will play against CSU Sibiu (#10) and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Pitesti, where higher ranked Timisoara (14-7) lost to eleventh ranked Pitesti (10-11) in a road game 65-76. Pankracije Barac nailed 20 points for the winning side. Pitesti moved-up to tenth place, which they share with CSU Sibiu. Timisoara at the other side dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Pitesti's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ploiesti (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Timisoara will play against CS Dinamo Bucuresti.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Mures. Local Targu Mures (15-6) outscored 15th ranked Farul Const. (3-18) 83-55 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Branko Cuic who scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Coach Srecko Sekulovic's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players saving starting five for next games. Targu Mures maintains third place with 15-6 record having just three points less than leader Oradea. Newly promoted Farul Const. dropped to the fourteenth position with 18 games lost. Targu Mures will face league's second-placed Craiova on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Farul Const. will play against CSM Bucuresti (#5).

Other games of round 21 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Giurgiu was crushed by CSM Bucuresti in a road game 94-74. Rovinari smashed Timba Timis. at home 102-78. Craiova destroyed CSU Sibiu on the opponent's court 90-68. Craiova managed to outperform Farul Const. in a home game 85-77.
The best stats of 21th round was 21 points, 10 assists and 4 steals by Rade Dzambic of Craiova.



Dinamo B. - Miercurea Ciuc 96-85

CS Dinamo Bucuresti can celebrate finally their first win this season after 20 consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Miercurea Ciuc (3-18) 96-85 on Sunday. CS Dinamo Bucuresti forced 25 Miercurea Ciuc turnovers. American guard Brian Fisher (191-88, college: Winston Salem) stepped up and scored 31 points and 6 steals for the winners and his fellow American import guard Spencer Dixon (182, college: Kennesaw St.) chipped in 27 points and 6 rebounds. CS Dinamo Bucuresti's coach Nicolae Toader used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Croatian forward Franko Filipovic (203-87) with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Croatian power forward Marijo Hajdic (206-89) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. CS Dinamo Bucuresti maintains sixteenth place with 1-20 record. It was Miercurea Ciuc's seventh loss in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Farul Const.. CS Dinamo Bucuresti will meet higher ranked Timisoara (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Miercurea Ciuc will play against CSU Sibiu (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Dinamo B.: B.Fisher 31+4reb+3ast, S.Dixon 27+6reb+2ast, L.Filip 14+10reb+2ast, A.Sipos 13+12reb+1ast, A.Badila 7+8reb+4ast, V.Negut 2+2reb+1ast
Miercurea Ciuc: F.Filipovic 22+9reb+4ast, F.Bubalo 15+2reb+5ast, M.Hajdic 14+10reb+3ast, J.Dupre 13+5reb+1ast, I.Harris 9+7reb+1ast, V.Corpodean 6+11reb+2ast
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Targu Mures - Farul Const. 83-55

The game with biggest result difference took place in Mures. Local Targu Mures (15-6) outscored 15th ranked Farul Const. (3-18) 83-55 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Targu Mures led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Targu Mures looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Farul Const.'s players. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin guard Branko Cuic (197-78) who scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Coach Srecko Sekulovic's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian power forward Dragan Petronic (206-82) who recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and Serbian forward Nenad Markovic (199-80) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Targu Mures maintains third place with 15-6 record having just three points less than leader Oradea. Newly promoted Farul Const. dropped to the fourteenth position with 18 games lost. Targu Mures will face league's second-placed Craiova on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Farul Const. will play against CSM Bucuresti (#5).
Top scorers:
Targu Mures: G.Navickas 16+2reb+7ast, A.Ciric 14+6reb+5ast, B.Cuic 11+8reb+9ast, O.Barro 10+9reb+1ast, M.Ceskovic 8+2reb+2ast, L.Dumitru 8+7reb+2ast
Farul Const.: D.Petronic 11+13reb, N.Markovic 11+6reb+2ast, J.Booth 10+2reb, T.Mitchell 10+3reb+2ast, B.Grubisic 6+7reb, A.Santana 4+2reb+1ast
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CSM Bucuresti - Giurgiu 94-74

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Giurgiu (7-14) was crushed on the road by seventh ranked CSM Bucuresti (14-7) 94-74 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was Canadian guard Stephen Sir (195-82, college: N.Arizona) who scored 23 points (perfect behind the arc making all seven shots !!!). Canadian-Jamaican forward Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) chipped in 24 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Perry Petty (185-88, college: UTPA) who recorded 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Brian Burrell (192-84, college: UTPA, agency: TSS Management) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. CSM Bucuresti moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Giurgiu keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. CSM Bucuresti will face Farul Const. (#15) in Constanca in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Giurgiu will play at home against Rovinari.
Top scorers:
CSM Bucuresti: J.Shepherd 24+2reb+2ast, S.Sir 23+3reb+3ast, G.Martinic 14+4reb+7ast, I.Bosnjak 14+2reb+1ast, C.Patterson 7+2reb+1ast, B.Morris 4+5reb+1ast
Giurgiu: P.Petty 20+5reb+4ast, B.McKenzie 14+8reb, M.Melvin 13+5reb+4ast, B.Burrell 12+9reb+2ast, C.Ware 8+1reb+1ast, C.Vlaicu 3+4reb
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Rovinari - Timba Timis. 102-78

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Rovinari (11-10) smashed at home 13th ranked Timba Timosoara (5-16) 102-78 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Rovinari. Timba Timosoara was better in fourth quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rovinari made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Rovinari outrebounded Timba Timosoara 37-26 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. Rovinari looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Timba Timosoara was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American-Liberian guard Jaytonah Wisseh (185-88, college: LIU Brooklyn) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 assists. American guard Louis Darby (196-84, college: Long Beach St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Four Rovinari players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jordan Glynn (200-89, college: SF Austin, agency: I.D.S. Law) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Jermont Horton (198-84, college: Rutgers-Newark) added 24 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rovinari maintains ninth place with 11-10 record. Timba Timosoara lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. Rovinari will face Giurgiu (#12) on the road in the next round. Timba Timosoara will play against U-Mobitelco in Cluj.
Top scorers:
Rovinari: J.Wisseh 25+3reb+10ast, L.Darby 22+13reb+2ast, S.Nikolic 18+3reb+6ast, M.Janjusevic 17+4reb+3ast, J.Kennerly 9+5reb, A.Gliga 6
Timba Timis.: J.Horton 24+2reb+2ast, J.Glynn 18+12reb+3ast, A.Mihuti 10+1reb, A.Johnson 9+2reb+7ast, R.Huckaby 8+1reb+2ast, C.Kickingstallionsims 4+2reb
gschID: 232582


U.Mobitel.CN - Gaz Metan 59-84

Another exciting game was played in Cluj between eighth ranked Gaz Metan and 4th placed U-Mobitelco where Gaz Metan (13-8) rolled over U-Mobitelco (14-7) on the road with 25-point difference 84-59. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of U-Mobitelco. The game was mostly controlled by Gaz Metan. U-Mobitelco was better in third quarter 13-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American point guard Kyle Shiloh (191-85, college: Nevada) who led his team to a victory with 17 points. Montenegrin-Serbian forward Ivan Ivanovic (205-80, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Gaz Metan's coach Marcel Tenter felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Sean Barnette (198-86, college: Wingate) answered with 9 points and 16 rebounds and Bulgarian Hristo Nikolov (200-85) added 15 points in the effort for U-Mobitelco. Gaz Metan have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain eighth place with 13-8 record. U-Mobitelco at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Gaz Metan will play against league's leader Oradea at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U-Mobitelco will play against Timba Timosoara in Timisoara and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gaz Metan: K.Shiloh 17+3reb+3ast, I.Ivanovic 15+6reb+1ast, I.Lilov 11+2ast, A.Mladenovic 9+4reb+2ast, A.Mandache 9+5reb+2ast, Z.Krstanovic 6+1reb
U.Mobitel.CN: H.Nikolov 15+4reb+3ast, M.Silvasan 14+2reb, S.Barnette 9+16reb+3ast, D.Wright 7+3reb+6ast, J.Strowbridge 7+2reb, D.Djapa 4+5reb
gschID: 232581


CSU Sibiu - Craiova 68-90

Very expected game when 10th ranked CSU Sibiu (10-11) was rolled over at home by second ranked Craiova (16-5) 90-68 on Saturday. The game without a history. Craiova led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Craiova forced 19 CSU Sibiu turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was Serbian guard Rade Dzambic (188-80, college: NYIT, agency: TSS Management) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 assists and 4 steals. Serbian point guard Darko Habus (187-82) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Christopher Lee (206-84, college: S.Carolina St., agency: Duran International) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import swingman Mildon Ambres (198-84, college: S.Nazarene) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Craiova have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 16-5 record having just two points less than leader Oradea. Loser CSU Sibiu keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. Craiova will face Targu Mures (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. CSU Sibiu will play against Miercurea Ciuc (#14).
Top scorers:
Craiova: D.Habus 21+5reb+3ast, R.Dzambic 21+3reb+10ast, L.Seals 15+1reb+1ast, R.Hallik 10+1reb+1ast, I.Dragusin 8+7reb+1ast, T.Bureau 8+5reb+1ast
CSU Sibiu: C.Lee 16+10reb+5ast, M.Ambres 13+5reb, A.Gruev 10+2reb+3ast, D.Austin 9+4reb+1ast, M.Paul 7+1reb+1ast, M.Griskenas 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 232577


Pitesti - Timisoara 76-65

We should mention about the upset which took place in Pitesti, where higher ranked Timisoara (14-7) lost to eleventh ranked Pitesti (10-11) in a road game 65-76. The game without a history. Pitesti led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Croatian guard Pankracije Barac (196-81, agency: Court Side) nailed 20 points for the winning side and American-New Zealand forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) accounted for 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American forward Dominique Archie (200-87, college: S.Carolina) came up with 15 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Bogdan Popescu (200-78, college: Alaska-Fairb.) added 7 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Timisoara in the defeat. Pitesti moved-up to tenth place, which they share with CSU Sibiu. Timisoara at the other side dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Pitesti's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ploiesti (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Timisoara will play against CS Dinamo Bucuresti.
Top scorers:
Pitesti: P.Barac 20+3reb+1ast, M.Jones 18+3reb, S.Popovic 15+5reb, D.Kinloch 8+6reb, D.Gennie 8+2reb+7ast, D.Albijanic 7+4reb+1ast
Timisoara: D.Archie 15+5reb+2ast, I.Jelenic 9+1reb, D.Johnson 9+4reb, M.Tuljkovic 8+5reb+1ast, G.Gallimore 8+3reb+1ast, Z.Jovanovic 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 232579


Oradea - Ploiesti 77-91

Top ranked Oradea (18-3) recorded its third loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Ploiesti (14-7) 91-77. The game was mostly controlled by Ploiesti. Oradea managed to win third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Ploiesti outrebounded Oradea 39-22 including a 29-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international center Catalin Burlacu (210-77, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds. Serbian guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90) chipped in 28 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Australian-Trinidad and Tobago swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona) who recorded 15 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard William Franklin (183-85, college: Bradley) added 13 points respectively. Four Ploiesti and five Oradea players scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Oradea at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Ploiesti is looking forward to face Pitesti (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Oradea will play against Gaz Metan (#8) in Medias and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Ploiesti: A.Vlahovic 28+3reb+5ast, C.Burlacu 19+17reb+3ast, P.Miletic 18+1reb+1ast, V.Tica 10+8reb+1ast, A.Tudor 6+2reb, V.Stanescu 5+3reb+1ast
Oradea: D.Dillon 15+6reb+3ast, W.Franklin 13+4reb+3ast, M.Pesic 12+1reb+2ast, S.Topchov 11+2reb, N.Maric 10+3reb+4ast, S.Lupusavei 10+1reb+2ast
gschID: 232580


Round 20
Craiova - Farul Const. 85-77

Very predictable result when second ranked Craiova (16-5) beat at home 15th ranked Farul Const. (3-18) 85-77 on Saturday. Craiova forced 20 Farul Const. turnovers. Farul Const. was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international center Ionut Dragusin (221-85) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Serbian guard Rade Dzambic (188-80, college: NYIT, agency: TSS Management) chipped in 12 points and 7 assists. Craiova's coach Andelko Mandic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Tyrone Mitchell (185-81, college: Northwestern St., agency: SDJ Sports) who recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian forward Nenad Markovic (199-80) added 20 points and 6 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) respectively. Five Craiova and four Farul Const. players scored in double figures. Craiova have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 16-5 record having just two points less than leader Oradea. Newly promoted Farul Const. dropped to the fourteenth position with 18 games lost. Craiova will face Targu Mures (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Farul Const. will play against CSM Bucuresti (#5).
Top scorers:
Craiova: T.Bureau 14+7reb+1ast, L.Seals 14+2reb, D.Habus 13+1reb+2ast, R.Dzambic 12+3reb+7ast, I.Dragusin 12+15reb+1ast, N.Djurasovic 10+5reb
Farul Const.: T.Mitchell 20+7reb+5ast, N.Markovic 20+6reb+1ast, J.Booth 19+3reb, D.Petronic 13+13reb+1ast, A.Trandafir 3+7reb, M.Minea 2+4reb
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