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SBL Standings
 1. Kosice 34-6 
 2. Inter Bratislava 29-11 
 3. Prievidza 28-12 
 4. Levice 26-14 
 5. Rieker KN 24-16 
 6. Iskra Svit 22-18 
 7. Lucenec 18-22 
 8. Handlova 17-23 
 9. Karlovka 10-30 
 10. Nova Ves 9-31 
 11. Nitra 3-37 
Last:3/31/2017
1.Liga Stage Two Standings
Places 1-5
 1. MBK ZU ZL 19-3 
 2. Petrzalka 17-5 
 3. Start B. 12-10 
 4. Karlovka B 10-12 
 5. Presov 9-11 
Places 6-9
 1. Slovakia PB 10-12 
 2. Trnava 8-14 
 3. Ziar/Hronom 8-14 
 4. Kezmarok 5-17 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/13/2017
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
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 5-1 
 2 KK Primorska 4-2 
 3 Vrij.Osijek 2-4 
 4 Klosterneuburg 1-5 
Group B
 1 Helios 2-1 
 2 Arkadia 2-1 
 3 Zabok 0-2 
Group C
 1 Levice 3-1 
 2 Kapfenberg 3-1 
 3 Tajfun 0-4 
Group D
 1 Rogaska 3-1 
 2 Rieker KN 2-2 
 3 BK Decin 1-3 
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Radoslav RANCIK
  Inter B.
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Rancik, Inter B.19.3 
 2. Stojacic, Lucenec18.9 
 3. Sedmak, Handlova17.2 
 4. Henry, Nova Ves16.9 
 5. Avramovic, Iskra S.16.4 
 6. Singletary, Iskra S.16.1 
 7. Sims, Lucenec16.0 
 8. Jones, Prievidza16.0 
 9. Ziak, Kosice16.0 
 10. Shoutvin, Iskra S.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Garrick SIMS
  Lucenec
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Sims, Lucenec8.9 
 2. Henry, Nova Ves8.8 
 3. Matovic, Kosice8.4 
 4. Rountree-III, Lucen.8.3 
 5. Pressley, Lucenec8.1 
 6. Losonsky, Iskra S.7.9 
 7. Langston, Rieker KN7.0 
 8. Marshall, Nova Ves6.6 
 9. Rancik, Inter B.6.4 
 10. Sedmak, Handlova6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Radenko PILCEVIC
  Kosice
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Pilcevic, Kosice6.2 
 2. Tomic, Rieker KN6.2 
 3. Krayem, Prievidza5.9 
 4. Stamenkovic, Handl.5.3 
 5. Solevic, Nova Ves5.3 
 6. Gonzalez, Iskra S.4.9 
 7. Vlahovic, Inter B.4.5 
 8. Milosevic, Handlova4.4 
 9. Stojacic, Lucenec4.2 
 10. Summers, Levice4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron ROUNTREE III
  Lucen.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Rountree-III, Lucen.3.4 
 2. Solevic, Nova Ves2.3 
 3. Stojacic, Lucenec1.9 
 4. Singletary, Iskra S.1.9 
 5. Cobb, Rieker KN1.8 
 6. Gonzalez, Iskra S.1.8 
 7. Pipiska, Nitra1.6 
 8. Pilcevic, Kosice1.5 
 9. Vido, Rieker KN1.5 
 10. Davis, Lucenec1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron ROUNTREE III
  Lucen.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rountree-III, Lucen.1.5 
 2. Bojanovsky, Rieker K.1.3 
 3. Milovanovic, Priev.1.3 
 4. Nuhanovic, Inter B.1.1 
 5. Batka, Kosice1.1 
 6. Pressley, Lucenec0.9 
 7. Stefek, Nitra0.9 
 8. Shoutvin, Iskra S.0.9 
 9. Henry, Nova Ves0.8 
 10. Matovic, Kosice0.8 

SBL Round 41: Rieker KN beat Iskra Svit by two after a very close game - Mar 19, 2017


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Boban Tomic
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 surprises and upsets.

The most exciting game of round 41 in the SBL took place in Svit. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Iskra Svit (20-18) to fifth ranked Rieker KN (21-16) 94-92 in the game for the fifth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Iskra Svit. Rieker KN looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rieker KN made 7 blocks. Slovenian guard Boban Tomic (190-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 assists. Serbian guard Vuk Djordjevic (193-91) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Pavol Losonsky (203-88, college: Cal-Irvine) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for Iskra Svit. Rieker KN maintains fifth place with 21-16 record. Iskra Svit at the other side keeps the sixth position with 18 games lost. Rieker KN are looking forward to face Nova Ves (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Iskra Svit will play against Nitra (#11) in Nitra and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
An interesting game for Prievidza (26-11) which hosted in Prievidza 4th placed Levice (24-13). Third ranked Prievidza managed to get a 12-point victory 79-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Levice. American-Iranian forward Mike Rostampour (203-91, college: Omaha) stepped up and scored 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Omar Krayem chipped in 10 points and 9 assists. Serbian guard Dejan Djokic (187-89) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Prievidza have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains third place with 26-11 record having three points less than leader Kosice. Levice at the other side keeps the fourth position with 13 games lost. Prievidza will play against Karlovka (#9) in Bratislava in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Levice will play at home against the league's second-placed Inter Bratislava (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between second ranked Inter Bratislava (28-9) and 7th ranked Lucenec (17-20) in Bratislava on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Inter Bratislava outscored guests from Lucenec 106-66. James Kinney nailed 20 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Inter Bratislava's coach Oliver Vidin felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aaron Rountree-III came up with 8 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists for Lucenec in the defeat. Inter Bratislava have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 28-9 record having just one point less than leader Kosice. Lucenec lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with 20 games lost. Inter Bratislava will meet Levice (#4) on the road in the next round. Lucenec will play against Karlovka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 41 bottom-ranked Nitra were smashed by Handlova on the road 101-74. Nova Ves lost to Karlovka on its own court 61-71.

Prievidza - Levice 79-67

An interesting game for Prievidza (26-11) which hosted in Prievidza 4th placed Levice (24-13). Third ranked Prievidza managed to get a 12-point victory 79-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Levice. Prievidza made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. American-Iranian forward Mike Rostampour (203-91, college: Omaha) stepped up and scored 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and American-Swedish point guard Omar Krayem (186-88, college: Cal.Baptist) chipped in 10 points and 9 assists. Five Prievidza players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Dejan Djokic (187-89) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds and Bosnian power forward Igor Josipovic (205-88) scored 17 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Prievidza have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains third place with 26-11 record having three points less than leader Kosice. Levice at the other side keeps the fourth position with 13 games lost. Prievidza will play against Karlovka (#9) in Bratislava in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Levice will play at home against the league's second-placed Inter Bratislava (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Levice: R.Keely 17+4reb+1ast, I.Josipovic 17+3reb+3ast, D.Djokic 15+7reb+3ast, S.Krajcovic 9+3reb+5ast, J.Summers 7+2reb+4ast, J.Nofflet 2+1reb+1ast
Prievidza: M.Rostampour 17+6reb+1ast, R.Korner 16+3reb+1ast, I.Maric 12+8reb+1ast, M.Ihring 10+2reb+2ast, O.Krayem 10+4reb+9ast, A.Jones 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 475522


Inter Bratislava - Lucenec 106-66

The game between second ranked Inter Bratislava (28-9) and 7th ranked Lucenec (17-20) in Bratislava on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Inter Bratislava outscored guests from Lucenec 106-66. Inter Bratislava forced 23 Lucenec turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Lucenec's players. American point guard James Kinney (187-90, college: San Jose St., agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 20 points and 5 assists for the winning side and Serbian guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90, agency: 011 Sports) accounted for 13 points and 7 assists. Four Inter Bratislava players scored in double figures. Inter Bratislava's coach Oliver Vidin felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Aaron Rountree-III (203-93, college: Iona) came up with 8 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import point guard Rashun Davis (180, college: Radford) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Lucenec in the defeat. Inter Bratislava have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 28-9 record having just one point less than leader Kosice. Lucenec lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with 20 games lost. Inter Bratislava will meet Levice (#4) on the road in the next round. Lucenec will play against Karlovka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lucenec: R.Davis 19+5reb+3ast, M.Blagojevic 17+3reb, J.Pressley 13+6reb, A.Rountree III 8+14reb+6ast, S.Stojacic 7+2reb, J.Zorvan 2+1ast
Inter Bratislava: J.Kinney 20+3reb+5ast, M.Bilik 17+2reb+1ast, A.Vlahovic 13+1reb+7ast, W.Walker 11+4reb+1ast, R.Rancik 10+6reb+2ast, M.Palenik 9+6reb+2ast
gschID: 475521


Handlova - Nitra 101-74

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Handlova (17-21) crushed bottom-ranked Nitra (3-33) in MBK Handlova 101-74 on Saturday. Handlova shot 60.7 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Nitra's players. The former international power forward Peter Sedmak (207-85, agency: 011 Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and the former international point guard Nenad Milosevic (190-83, agency: 011 Sports) accounted for 18 points and 8 assists. Swingman Peter Pipiska (197-84) came up with 12 points and 6 rebounds and Jakub Meress (200-96) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Nitra in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Handlova maintains eighth place with 17-21 record. Nitra lost sixth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 33 lost games. Handlova will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Nitra will play against Iskra Svit (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Nitra: J.Meress 14+5reb, R.Rozanek 13+2reb+3ast, P.Pipiska 12+6reb+3ast, E.Jurjevic 12+5reb+2ast, J.Kasa 10+2reb+1ast, A.Samek 7+2reb+1ast
Handlova: N.Milosevic 18+2reb+8ast, P.Sedmak 17+11reb+2ast, S.Bozovic 16+3reb, M.Matych 12+1reb, L.Stojanov 12+4reb+2ast, O.Haviar 11+4reb+6ast
gschID: 475520


Iskra Svit - Rieker KN 92-94

The most exciting game of round 41 in the SBL took place in Svit. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Iskra Svit (20-18) to fifth ranked Rieker KN (21-16) 94-92 in the game for the fifth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Iskra Svit. Rieker KN looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rieker KN made 7 blocks. Slovenian guard Boban Tomic (190-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 assists. Serbian guard Vuk Djordjevic (193-91) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Pavol Losonsky (203-88, college: Cal-Irvine) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Serbian point guard Sasa Avramovic (193-93, agency: BeoBasket) added 24 points in the effort for Iskra Svit. Five Iskra Svit players scored in double figures. Rieker KN maintains fifth place with 21-16 record. Iskra Svit at the other side keeps the sixth position with 18 games lost. Rieker KN are looking forward to face Nova Ves (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Iskra Svit will play against Nitra (#11) in Nitra and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Iskra Svit: S.Avramovic 24+4reb+1ast, A.Shoutvin 20+7reb, P.Losonsky 14+12reb+3ast, E.Singletary 10+3reb+6ast, J.Gonzalez 10+3reb+3ast, J.Fleming 9+2reb+2ast
Rieker KN: V.Djordjevic 18+5reb+4ast, B.Tomic 18+2reb+9ast, F.Cobb 15+4reb+2ast, S.Bilic 12+1reb+1ast, A.Kuffa 11+2reb, B.Bojanovsky 8+8reb+1ast
gschID: 475519


Nova Ves - Karlovka 61-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked Nova Ves' (8-30) home loss to ninth ranked Karlovka (10-27) 61-71 on Saturday. Forward Michal Kozar (191-90) nailed 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and forward Filip Lehman (197-87) accounted for 9 points and 14 rebounds. Karlovka's coach Peter Ivanovic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Canadian forward Matt Marshall (198, college: Brock) came up with 9 points and 15 rebounds and American-Jamaican Phil Henry (203-91, college: E.New Mexico, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Nova Ves in the defeat. Karlovka maintains ninth place with 10-27 record. Loser Nova Ves keep the tenth position with 30 games lost. Karlovka will meet higher ranked Lucenec (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nova Ves will play against Rieker KN in Komarno and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Nova Ves: P.Henry 16+5reb, V.Juricek 10+5reb, M.Marshall 9+15reb+1ast, M.Majercak 9+3reb+4ast, V.Hovanak 9+3reb, A.Antoni 4+2reb
Karlovka: M.Kozar 20+7reb+1ast, J.Krajcir 15+3reb, F.Lehman 9+14reb+1ast, R.Becarik 8+2reb+2ast, J.Hasan 7+1reb, M.Dolezaj 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 475518


  




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