Svit surged ahead in the quarterfinal series versus Handlova following a comfortable home victory. The game was mostly controlled by Svit. Handlova managed to win second period 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Svit looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Kenneth Henderson (201-82, college: Texas Arlington) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Croatian guard Petar Cosic (186-85, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Four Svit players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman Anthony Jones (194-84, college: Indiana Tech) with 25 points and 4 assists and the other American import forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas) scored 21 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. Top scorers: Svit: K.Henderson 25+10reb+3ast, M.Berkis 22+3reb+2ast, J.Mascoll 17+7reb+4ast, P.Cosic 15+10reb+12ast, J.Jefferson 6+1reb, M.Repasky 5 Handlova: A.Jones 25+3reb+4ast, J.Green 21+6reb+3ast, S.Hampton 20+4reb+2ast, V.Ridzon 5+7reb+2ast, M.Madaj 5+2reb, I.Barisic 4+1reb
Komarno advanced into the semifinals. They swept the quarterfinal series against Vahostav-Zilina. The game without a history. Komarno led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Vahostav-Zilina's 36. Komarno looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Vahostav-Zilina's players. The best player for the winners was Czech forward Jan Kratochvil (200-82) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Keller is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Komarno players scored in double figures. Komarno's coach Frantisek Ron felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international center Ondrej Soska (208-78) who recorded 13 points and 7 rebounds and guard Viliam Kosa (190-86) added 13 points respectively. Top scorers: Komarno: S.Bilic 17+4reb+5ast, J.Kratochvil 17+11reb+4ast, D.Keller 16+9reb+2ast, L.Dubovsky 12+3reb+2ast, J.Jones 8+1reb+6ast, M.Jurik 8+1ast Vahostav-Zilina: O.Soska 13+7reb, V.Kosa 13+2reb+3ast, L.Hoferica 12+3reb, D.Stojanovic 7+6reb+2ast, D.Chambers 7+1reb+3ast, P.Tilandy 3+2reb
Levice toppled Prievidza to take 2-1 lead in the series. The guests were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 29-16 Prievidza's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 80-77 at the end of the game. Levice forced 20 Prievidza turnovers. Strangely Prievidza outrebounded Levice 39-27 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for Croatian-Slovenian forward Stipe Modric (206-79) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Levice players scored in double figures. Levice's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard David Godbold (196-85, college: Oklahoma, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and Bermudas-British swingman Sullivan Phillips (198-79, college: Wash.Adventist, agency: Interperformances) added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Prievidza. Top scorers: Levice: S.Modric 17+10reb+1ast, K.Grant 17+3reb+1ast, M.Bernard 11+1reb, E.Sanchez 10+2reb+4ast, M.Sykora 8+5reb+2ast, A.Waleskowski 7+1ast Prievidza: D.Godbold 24+12reb+2ast, S.Phillips 19+7reb+4ast, C.Pelle 15+5reb+4ast, B.Davis 7+3reb+4ast, K.Averink 4+2reb, P.Guede 4+6reb+3ast
Nitra retained the lead against Nova Ves after a home victory. Nitra dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Nova Ves' 26. They outrebounded Nova Ves 49-30 including a 39-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Nitra made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for Australian forward Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. The former international center Branislav Tomek (205-83) helped adding 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Nitra players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Pavol Losonsky (203-88, college: Cal-Irvine) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and Congolese-French forward Jean-Felix Moupegnou (201-82, college: Alabama) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Top scorers: Nitra: B.Tomek 15+8reb, A.Majok 13+13reb, M.Ziak 12+3reb+3ast, D.Clemente 12+3reb+7ast, R.Vido 6+12reb, R.Nuber 6+2reb+2ast Nova Ves: P.Losonsky 17+11reb, J.Moupegnou 17+7reb+3ast, C.Jefferson 14+4reb+1ast, R.Mayes 8+5reb+1ast, R.Becarik 2+1reb, O.Ulman 2
Rieker Komarno outgun Alba Fehervar in friendly - 1 day ago
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Alba Fehervar - Rieker Komarno 73:78 Rieker Komarno prevailed against Alba Fehervar in the pre-season clash. Roman Vido (204-PF-88) scored 16 points to lead the winners. Komarno jumped to a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the margin at 10-point mark at the interval 45:35. Alba Fehervar cut the deficit in the third term. The Hungarian team pulled as close as 2 points at the final break. But Komarno ignited a 21:18 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Wayne Langston (201-... [read more]
Alba Fehervar - Rieker Komarno 73:78
Rieker Komarno prevailed against Alba Fehervar in the pre-season clash. Roman Vido (204-PF-88) scored 16 points to lead the winners. Komarno jumped to a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the margin at 10-point mark at the interval 45:35. Alba Fehervar cut the deficit in the third term. The Hungarian team pulled as close as 2 points at the final break. But Komarno ignited a 21:18 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Wayne Langston (201-F-93, college: Murray St.) had 15 points, while Kori Babineaux (193-G-93, college: Jacksonville) added 14 points for the Slovakian team. Justin Edwards (190-G-92, college: Kansas St.) responded wth 20 points for Alba Fehervar. Peter Lorant (206-F/C-85, agency: Octagon Europe) netted 15 points in the loss.
Stanislav Baldovsky 192-F-89 Kosice Michal Batka 204-C-87 Kosice Marek Jass 194-G-90 Prievidza Martin Bachan 95 Iskra Svit Boris Belavy 199-SF-95 Iskra Svit Martin Bilik 194-G/F-87 Inter Bratislava Dalibor Hlivak 190-G-95 Karlovka Simon Krajcovic 191-PG-94 Levice Michael Fusek&nbs... [read more]
Lapuan Korikobrat (Korisliiga) inked 28-year old American guard Mario Edwards (191-90kg-88, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at BK Esprit Kosice in Slovakian SBL league. Edwards managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 34 SBL games he averaged 8.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Edwards also played that season for Loimaan Korikonkarit where in only one Korisliiga game he had 11... [read more]
Lapuan Korikobrat (Korisliiga) inked 28-year old American guard Mario Edwards (191-90kg-88, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at BK Esprit Kosice in Slovakian SBL league. Edwards managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 34 SBL games he averaged 8.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Edwards also played that season for Loimaan Korikonkarit where in only one Korisliiga game he had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. He also played 1 game in VTB United League, but he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 assist. Edwards was selected to Kosovo League All-Star Game back in 2012. He is a very experienced player. Edwards has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Edwards has played previously professionally in Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart), Brazil (Liga Sorocaba), Hungary (Sopron KC), Kosovo (Peja) and ABA (S.Carolina W.). He attended Coastal Carolina College until 2010 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
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