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 1. Prievidza 26-6 
 2. Inter Bratislava 25-7 
 3. Rieker KN 23-9 
 4. Levice 23-9 
 5. Esprit Kosice 21-11 
 6. Iskra Svit 10-22 
 7. Karlovka 9-23 
 8. Nitra 7-25 
 9. Nova Ves 0-32 
Last:2/28/2016
1.Liga Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Lucenec 13-1 
 2. Karlovka B 10-4 
 3. MBK ZU ZL 9-5 
 4. Slovakia PB 9-5 
 5. Petrzalka 6-8 
 6. Slavia B. 5-9 
 7. Slavia K. 5-9 
 8. Ziar/Hronom 3-11 
Places 9-13
 1. SKP Filozof 10-4 
 2. Trnava 5-3 
 3. Kezmarok 3-5 
 4. Presov 3-5 
 5. Sered 2-6 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/2/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Radoslav RANCIK
  Inter B.
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Rancik, Inter B.22.6 
 2. Ziak, Jazine17.1 
 3. Petrucelli, Iskra16.5 
 4. Thompson, Rieker K.16.2 
 5. Bradley, Iskra Svit15.7 
 6. Taylor, Inter B.15.4 
 7. Umipig, Iskra Svit15.3 
 8. Vlahovic, Esprit K.15.3 
 9. Stamenkovic, Priev.14.6 
 10. Myles, Dinamo Tbi.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Radoslav RANCIK
  Inter B.
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Rancik, Inter B.9.1 
 2. Alawoya, Rieker KN8.2 
 3. Pejovic, Nitra8.1 
 4. Stamenkovic, Priev.7.3 
 5. Bradley, Iskra Svit6.9 
 6. Bakare, Iskra Svit6.8 
 7. Valentine, Levice6.8 
 8. Markovic, Levice6.7 
 9. Dolnik, Nova Ves6.6 
 10. Rostampour, Priev.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 T.J. BANNISTER
  Rieker K.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Bannister, Rieker7.8 
 2. Wisseh, Prievidza7.0 
 3. Taylor, Inter B.6.6 
 4. Milosevic, Inter B.4.5 
 5. Simic, Nitra4.4 
 6. Umipig, Iskra Svit4.4 
 7. Kovacevic, Gradj.4.4 
 8. Edwards, Esprit K.4.1 
 9. Vlahovic, Esprit K.4.0 
 10. Bulatovic, Inter3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bernard THOMPSON
  Rieker K.
  (190-G-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Thompson, Rieker K.2.1 
 2. Wisseh, Prievidza2.0 
 3. Petrucelli, Iskra1.9 
 4. Myles, Dinamo Tbil.1.8 
 5. Valentine, Levice1.8 
 6. Maric, Prievidza1.8 
 7. Alawoya, Rieker KN1.6 
 8. Rancik, Inter B.1.5 
 9. Zilik, Karlovka1.5 
 10. Markovic, Levice1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam STEFEK
  Nitra
  (207-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Stefek, Nitra1.2 
 2. Miljkovic, Levice1.1 
 3. Bradley, Iskra Svit1.0 
 4. Valentine, Levice1.0 
 5. Keely, Esprit Kosi.1.0 
 6. Young, Inter B.1.0 
 7. Young, Iskra Svit0.9 
 8. Batka, Esprit K.0.9 
 9. Adenekan, Iskra S.0.8 
 10. Brlit, Karlovka0.8 
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Extraliga Round 31: Change at the top of the standings - Feb 16, 2012


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The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

Extraliga round 31 caused change at the leadership position. Ninth defeat of league's leader Prievidza (19-9) against third ranked Komarno (17-10) 92-85 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prievidza. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Komarno made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Komarno made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Johnathon Jones (183-88, college: Oakland, agency: TSS Management) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import power forward Louis Johnson (203-86, college: W.Illinois, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard David Godbold (196-85, college: Oklahoma, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for Prievidza. Komarno have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 17-10 record having just three points less than leader Nitra. Prievidza at the other side still keeps top position with nine games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Nitra who have the same record. Prievidza will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Komarno will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Nitra in Nitra.
Fifth-ranked Nova Ves (14-14) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Nitra (19-9). The visitors from Nitra managed to secure only three-point victory 90-87. However their fans expected easier game. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Robert Nuber (187-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Branislav Tomek helped adding 13 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Corey Jefferson (183-85, college: Texas St.) responded with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Nitra keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Prievidza. Nova Ves at the other side keep the fifth place with 14 games lost. Nitra will play against Komarno (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nova Ves will play against Handlova and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was also surprising road defeat of 4th ranked Handlova in a game versus Levice (#7) 78-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Handlova. It was an exceptional evening for Eric Sanchez who led the winners and scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Levice's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Anthony Jones came up with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for Handlova in the defeat. Newly promoted Levice maintains seventh place with 12-16 record. Loser Handlova keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. Levice will meet bottom-ranked Vahostav-Zilina (#9) on the road in the next round. Handlova will play against Nova Ves (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Vahostav-Zilina managed to get a seventh victory. This time they won against eighth-ranked SKP Banska Bystrica 84-79. Dejan Stojanovic fired 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Vahostav-Zilina (7-20) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with B.Bystrica. SKP Banska Bystrica lost seventh consecutive game. Vahostav-Zilina's next round opponent will be higher ranked Levice (#7) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.



Komarno - Prievidza 92-85

Extraliga round 31 caused change at the leadership position. Ninth defeat of league's leader Prievidza (19-9) against third ranked Komarno (17-10) 92-85 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prievidza. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Komarno made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Komarno made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Johnathon Jones (183-88, college: Oakland, agency: TSS Management) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import power forward Louis Johnson (203-86, college: W.Illinois, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard David Godbold (196-85, college: Oklahoma, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and Bermudas-British swingman Sullivan Phillips (198-79, college: Wash.Adventist, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Prievidza. Five Komarno and four Prievidza players scored in double figures. Komarno have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 17-10 record having just three points less than leader Nitra. Prievidza at the other side still keeps top position with nine games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Nitra who have the same record. Prievidza will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Komarno will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Nitra in Nitra.
Top scorers:
Prievidza: D.Godbold 22+11reb+3ast, B.Davis 15+4reb, S.Phillips 13+10reb+3ast, P.Guede 10+5reb+1ast, P.Pipiska 9+3reb+1ast, C.Pelle 7+2reb+4ast
Komarno: J.Jones 20+4reb+4ast, S.Bilic 16+4reb+1ast, L.Johnson 15+8reb+2ast, J.Kratochvil 13+5reb+2ast, M.Bilik 11+3reb+1ast, D.Keller 11+5reb+1ast
gschID: 139220


Nova Ves - Nitra 87-90

Fifth-ranked Nova Ves (14-14) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Nitra (19-9). The visitors from Nitra managed to secure only three-point victory 90-87. However their fans expected easier game. Nova Ves were ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 29-19 charge of Nitra, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Robert Nuber (187-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international center Branislav Tomek (205-83) helped adding 13 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Corey Jefferson (183-85, college: Texas St.) responded with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and the other American import forward Andrew Jones (208-87, college: Penn St.) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Nitra keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Prievidza. Nova Ves at the other side keep the fifth place with 14 games lost. Nitra will play against Komarno (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nova Ves will play against Handlova and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nova Ves: C.Jefferson 27+5reb+6ast, A.Jones 19+6reb+1ast, M.Batka 16+6reb+1ast, S.Baldovsky 11+3reb+5ast, J.Moupegnou 8+4reb, P.Losonsky 4+3reb+4ast
Nitra: R.Nuber 27+6reb+5ast, D.Clemente 15+3reb+3ast, B.Tomek 13+9reb+3ast, D.Silinskis 12+5reb+2ast, M.Ziak 9+3reb+2ast, F.Lehman 8+2reb
gschID: 139221


Levice - Handlova 78-74

An interesting game was also surprising road defeat of 4th ranked Handlova in a game versus Levice (#7) 78-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Handlova. Handlova trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 30-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-78 at the end of the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Levice made 8 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for Spanish point guard Eric Sanchez (181-82, agency: Dynamics Global Management) who led the winners and scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Dior Lowhorn (201-87, college: USF) accounted for 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Levice's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Anthony Jones (194-84, college: Indiana Tech) came up with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import forward Sean Hampton (195-75, college: Alders.-Broad.) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Handlova in the defeat. Newly promoted Levice maintains seventh place with 12-16 record. Loser Handlova keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. Levice will meet bottom-ranked Vahostav-Zilina (#9) on the road in the next round. Handlova will play against Nova Ves (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Handlova: A.Jones 22+5reb+7ast, M.Madaj 16+1reb, S.Hampton 11+6reb+1ast, M.Golian 10+1reb, T.Mrvis 8+10reb, I.Barisic 5+9reb
Levice: E.Sanchez 21+5reb+4ast, M.Sykora 13+4reb+1ast, D.Lowhorn 10+11reb+1ast, D.Marek 10+1ast, J.Vojtek 8+5reb+1ast, C.Hallett 6+3reb
gschID: 139222


B.Bystrica - Vahostav-Zilina 79-84

Bottom-ranked Vahostav-Zilina managed to get a seventh victory. This time they won against eighth-ranked SKP Banska Bystrica 84-79. It looked good early as SKP Banska Bystrica took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Vahostav-Zilina had a 28-18 second period charge getting the lead and SKP Banska Bystrica was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 79-84. Strangely SKP Banska Bystrica outrebounded Vahostav-Zilina 40-28 including a 20-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by SKP Banska Bystrica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian center Dejan Stojanovic (206-78) fired 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. point guard Jan Zavodny (187-87) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds and guard Branislav Koczkas (178-82) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four SKP Banska Bystrica players scored in double figures. Vahostav-Zilina (7-20) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with B.Bystrica. SKP Banska Bystrica lost seventh consecutive game. Vahostav-Zilina's next round opponent will be higher ranked Levice (#7) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
B.Bystrica: B.Koczkas 19+5reb+1ast, M.Kitts 15+14reb, M.Rendla 15+2reb+1ast, R.Korner 12+2reb+1ast, V.Hovanak 6+2reb+1ast, R.Pitak 6+2reb
Vahostav-Zilina: D.Stojanovic 20+8reb, J.Zavodny 18+5reb+1ast, V.Kosa 14+2reb, M.Podhorsky 9+1reb+1ast, D.Chambers 8+1reb+2ast, L.Hoferica 6+4reb
gschID: 139219


  




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