Ziva Zdolsek (178-G-89) came close to a quadruple double, totaling 18 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and 8 steals in leading her team to an 84-47 victory over Konjice in the game of Round 7. Bojana Duric added 13 points and 8 assist, Tina Jakovina scored 13 points and Urska Zibret added 11 points. Triglav never trailed and went on a 24-0 run spanning halftime and its defense held Konjice scoreless for a 8:34 span. Konjice was led by Marusa Furman with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Ajsa Zdovc had 10 points.
Celje defeated Jezica 77-68. Eva Lisec scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Sanja Orozovic had 16 points and 9 rebounds, Rebeka Abramovic posted 16 points and handed out 5 assista and Maja Bosnjak scored 15 points. Jezica's bench players outscored opposing reserves 29-9. Petra Lumpert finished with game-high 17 points, Maja Bervar came off the bench for 16 points and Sasa Ziherl added 10 points.
Maribor-Konjice 62-64: Konjice opened the game with a 16-2 run and Maribor answered with 14 straigh points to tie it at 16. The largest lead of either team in the rest of the game was four points, the last time coming at 64-60 for Konjice with 2:13 remaining. Simona Kuzma (168-G-87) made a pair of free throws to cut the deficit to two going into the final two minutes. Konjice then missed a shot and later twice lost the ball, while Maribor's Tjasa Unverdorben (177-G-93) missed two potentia... [read more]
Maribor-Konjice 62-64: Konjice opened the game with a 16-2 run and Maribor answered with 14 straigh points to tie it at 16. The largest lead of either team in the rest of the game was four points, the last time coming at 64-60 for Konjice with 2:13 remaining. Simona Kuzma (168-G-87) made a pair of free throws to cut the deficit to two going into the final two minutes. Konjice then missed a shot and later twice lost the ball, while Maribor's Tjasa Unverdorben (177-G-93) missed two potential game-winning 3-point attempts. Tea Ramsak (173-G-97) scored 20 points for Konjice, Katja Klancnik (177-F-90) had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Ziva Bozicevic (172-G-90) added 10 points. Konjice outrebounded Maribor 46-37, picking up 16 offensive boards. Simona Kuzma (168-G-87) led Maribor with 15 points, Ela Stergar (187-C-96) scored 11 and Satja Skobalj (165-PG-00) 10.
Athlete Celje-Grosuplje 80-49: After leading by 6 points at the half, Celje outscored Grousuplje 30-8 in the third quarter. Annamaria Prezelj finished with 20 points, Aleksandra Kroselj 18, Iva Slonjsak 16, Althea Gwashavanhu had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Andrea Maric grabbed 10 rebounds. Grosuplje was led by Teja Gorsic with 20 points and 12 rebounds and Klara Zupancic grabbed 10 assists.
Triglav-Janina 67-44: Triglav trailed just at 0-2 and took control of the game behind a 17-2 run for a 58-36 lead late in the fourth quarter. Lara Kozina came off the bench for 16 points on shooting 7-of-8 from the field, Rebeka Abramovic scored 16 points and was a rebound shy of a double-double, Aida Kalusic collected 10 points and 10 rebounds and Urska Zibert added 10 points. Janina was led by Martina Tomic with 13 and Bojana Djuric scored 11.
Ilirija-Domzale 74-51: Ilirija opened the second half with a 20-4 run to extend their four point lead to 53-33. Polona Zalar scored 20 points, Anja Klavzar 11 and Neza Vrecer 10. Domzale's lone player in double figures was Lorena Molnar with 22 points and 15 rebounds.
Vzhod All-Star Team Evans Maric Slonjsak Ocvirk Stergar Shante Evans (184-F/C-91) of Athlete Celje Andrea Maric (195-C-97) of Athlete Celje Iva Slonjsak (183-SG-97) of Athlete Celje MVP Larisa Ocvirk (184-SF-97) of Athlete Celje Ela Stergar (187-C-96) of Maribor Simona Kuzma (168-G-87) of Maribor Tina Cvijanovic (173-SG-98) of Maribor Teja Cresnik (98) of Maribor Katja Klancnik (177-F-90) of Konjice Ajsa Zdovc (183-F-91) of Konjice Martina Tomic (176-G-92) of Janina Bo... [read more]
Shante Evans gets MVP of the Week award for Slovenian SKL - 3 days ago
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American Shante Evans (184-F/C-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Athlete Celje and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11. The 25-year old power forward had a double-double of 22 points and fifteen rebounds, while her team outclassed Janina (#7, 2-7) with 68-point margin 107-39. It allowed Athlete Celje to consolidate first place in the Slovenian SKL. Athlete Celje has a very good season and are considered to have a run... [read more]
American Shante Evans (184-F/C-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Athlete Celje and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11. The 25-year old power forward had a double-double of 22 points and fifteen rebounds, while her team outclassed Janina (#7, 2-7) with 68-point margin 107-39. It allowed Athlete Celje to consolidate first place in the Slovenian SKL. Athlete Celje has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 10-1. In the team's last game Evans had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. She turned to be Athlete Celje's top player in her first season with the team. Hofstra University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Evans is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.4ppg. Evans is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 10.3rpg) and averages solid 2.2spg and 59.0% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Athlete Celje's star - young center Althea Gwashavanhu (190-C-97). Gwashavanhu impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. Of course together with Evans she helped Athlete Celje with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Janina (#7, 2-7) 107-39. Of course Athlete Celje still keep the league's top spot. Her team belongs to top of the standings with 10-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Gwashavanhu is well-known by Athlete Celje fans and together with Shante Evans they both established positions among team's most reliable players.
The third best performed player last round was former international guard Rebeka Abramovic (172-PG-93) of second-ranked Triglav. Abramovic scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was a key player of Triglav, leading her team to a 79-56 easy win against #3 ranked Ilrija in a game of the week. Many experts and fans count Triglav as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 9 victories and only one lost game. Abramovic has a very solid season. In 10 games in Slovenia she scored 12.9ppg. She also has 3.4apg, 3.6spg and FGP: 69.0%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Lorena Molnar (192-C-98) of Domzale - 18 points and 7 rebounds 5. Tina Cvijanovic (173-SG-98) of Maribor - 20 points and 5 rebounds 6. Ziva Bozicevic (172-G-90) of Konjice - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists 7. Ela Micunovic (182-SG-97) of Ilrija - 24 points and 4 rebounds 8. Aneja Einfalt (174-G-98) of Konjice - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Iva Slonjsak (183-SG-97) of Athlete Celje - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists 10. Ziva Zdolsek (178-F/G-89) of Triglav - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
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