HElios-Maribor 85-78: The eight-point lead wat the largest lead of the game for either team. The home team enjoyed an eight-point lead in the second quarter 28-20. Matic Rebec hit a 3-pointer for he home team to go ahead 68.62 into the game, but Jure Pelko and Bojan Jovanovic responded with a consective 3-pointres to tied at 68 and sent the game into the overtime. Helios opened the extra-period with a 8-2 run and seal the win. Matic Rebec scored 26 points including five 3-pointers, Nikola Gacesa off the bench for 21 points and 12 rebounds, Gezim Morina posted 17 points and Miha Fon added 13 points. Maribor was led by Esmir Rizvic with 19 points and 12 rebounds, Igor Maric scored 17 points, Jure Pelko added 15 and Igor Josipovic added 12 points. Tajfun-Zlatorog 81-89: The home team had their largest lead of the game at 51-43 in the third quarter, but Zlatorog went on a 7-0 run to take a lead 70-63 with 6:22 remaining and never looked bach from there. Samo Udrih (195-G-79) had 30 points and 9 assists, Ziga Dimec added 15 points of the bench, Jaka Brodnik posted 12 points of shooting 4-of-4 behind the 3-point line and Uros Zadnik scored 10 points. Sentjur was led by Anze Pelc with 20 points, Mladed Primorac collected 19 points and 12 rebounds and Tadej Ferme added 18 points,. LTH Castings Mercator-Rogaska Crystal 70-71: After trailing 59-66 with 4:40 remaining, Rogaska scored 9 straight points to go ahead 68-66 with 24 seconds to go. Boban Tomic missed his first free throw while Dejan Milasinovic made a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left to give his team a 70-67 lead. Robert Abramovic hit just one free throw for LTH and Semir Samjlovic made first free throw to secure the win with 3 seconds left. Semir Smajlovic finished with 17 points, Tadej Kostomaj added 15 and Miro Petorovic came off the bench for 10 points and 7 rebounds. LTH was led by Robert Abramovic with 24 game-high points, Jan Demsar collected 11 points and 9 rebounds, Boban Tomic had 10 points and 9 rebounds and Gregor Jakhel Kolarevic posted 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Elektra-Slovan 66-63: Despite erasing a 12-point third quarter deficit and even taking the 60-59 lead with 2:36 remaining, Slopvna couldn't hold off the home team. Eletra scored five straght points to go ahead 64-60 with 35 seconds to go. Vjekoslav Petrovic hit 3-pointer to cut the deficit the one, but Mensud Julevic made a pair of free throws for Elektra with 19 seconds left.
Grosuplje-Hopsi 79-61: After leading by one, 57-56, early in the final quarter, Grosuplje scored dozen straight points and its defense held held Hopsi scoreless for a 5:27 span. Igor Tratnik finished with 23 points and Matija Trampus and Nemanja Miljkovic both added 11 points. Hopsi was led by Miha Vasl with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, Isiah Martin scored 13 points and Marko Vranjkovic added 10 points.
Rogaska stands as the lone unbeaten team of the Slovenian League Championship Stage after Krka lost to Zlatorog 74-81 in Round 3. Rogaska outscored Hopsi 76-62 on road and Union Olimpija defetaed Helios 96-73. Championship Stage - Round 3: Hopsi-Rogaska 62-76: Rogaska used a 7-0 run to take a 17-12 lead midway through the first quarter and never looked back from there. The visitors made an 11-0 run to extend their advantage to 41-25 and later went on a 13-1 run spanning halftime for a 56... [read more]
Rogaska stands as the lone unbeaten team of the Slovenian League Championship Stage after Krka lost to Zlatorog 74-81 in Round 3. Rogaska outscored Hopsi 76-62 on road and Union Olimpija defetaed Helios 96-73.
Championship Stage - Round 3: Hopsi-Rogaska 62-76: Rogaska used a 7-0 run to take a 17-12 lead midway through the first quarter and never looked back from there. The visitors made an 11-0 run to extend their advantage to 41-25 and later went on a 13-1 run spanning halftime for a 56-30 lead. Rogaska outscored Hopsi 30-10 in the second quarter in which they shot 76-percent from the field (13-of-17). Dee Davis (183-PG-93, college: Xavier) scored 30 points including six 3-poinnters and Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) added 18 points. Hopsi was led by Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) with 15 points, Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Alen Hodzic (192-SF-92) scored 12 points and Milojko Vasilic (207-C-89) 10.
Zlatorog-Krka 81-74: After tying the game at 14, Zlatorog went on 13-2 run and had their largest lead at 34-19 midway through the second quarter. At that point, Ron Curry (191-G-93, college: JMU) scored 10 straight points to cut the deficit to five. Zlatorog's Nejc Baric (181-PG-97) and Jan Span (187-PG-92) responded with a 3-pointer each to re-stablished a double-digit advantage. Krka made a 12-2 run spanning the third and fourth quarter t go up 66-65 lead with five minutes remaining, their last lead of the game. Jan Span sank a 3-pointer to inspire the home team for a decisive 9-2 run for a 78-71 lead going into the final minute. Igor Tratnik (207-F-89) and Jan Span both scored 23 points and Ramo Rizvic (200-F-87) ahd 14 points and 11 rebounds. Krka's bench players outscored the starters 50-24. Ron Curry came off the bench for 21 points, Dominique Elliott (203-F-91, college: Md-E Shore) added 13, Matic Rebec (181-PG-95) 11 and Darko Jukic (199-G-90) 10.
Union Olimpija-Helios Suns 96-73: Olimpija took control of the game behind a 18-4 run for a 48-31 lead midway through the second quarter. Olimpija shot 57-percent (36-of-63) from the field including 16-of-32 behind the 3-point line. Devin Oliver (204-SF-92, college: Dayton) had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) collected 11 poeints and 12 assists, Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) scored 13 points, Drazen Bubnic (207-F/C-86) and Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) both scored 11 points. Helios made just three 3-pointers. Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94) finished with with 20 points, Urban Gorjanc (213-C/F-92) came off the bench for 18 points, Simo Atanackovic (206-F-90) had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jure Mocnik (183-PG-85) scored 10 points.
Stage - Roiund 3: Sencur
GGD-Primorska 82-81: Sencur made an 18-4 run to close out the first half with a 45-32 lead,
their largest advantage of the night. Primorska tied the game at 55-55 and finally
take a lead at 73-71 with less than three minutes left. At that point, Nejc Martincic (182-PG-97)
and Jan Rebec (190-G-93) each sank a 3-pointer and Marko Pajic (204-F/C-92) added another three that
gave Sencur a 80-76 lead with 24 seconds remaining. Primorska cut the deficit
to one on a 3-pointzer by Duda Sanadze (196-G-92, college: San Diego). Marko Pajic (204-F/C-92) was fouled and calmly hit
both to make the 82-79. Sencur then immediatelly fouled Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82),who
made the first free throw and intentionally missed the second one. Duda Sanadze
grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled. He hit the first free throw to cut
the deficit to 81-82 and missed the second one. Jan Kosi (204-F-96) grabbed an offensive
rebound and missed a potential game-winning jumper. Marko Pajic (204-F/C-92) scored 18
points for Sencur, Jan Rebec (190-G-93) 14 and Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) had 11 points and 10
rebounds. Primorska was led by Duda Sanadze with 20 point off the bench,
Aleksandar Capin added 19, Nejc Zupan 12 and BojanRadulovic 10.
Sentjur-LTH Castings 89-64: Tajfun made a 16-2 run spanning the first and
second quarter to turn a five-point deficit into a 24-15 lead. LTH cut the
deficit to 27-31. At that point, Jaka Brodnik (203-F-92) sank a 3-pointer to ignite a 19-4
run spanning halftim that gaveTajfun a comfortable 50-34 lead. Tajfun shot
12-of-24 behind the 3-point line. Jaka Brodnik finished with 18 points, Malcolm
Grant added 17, Ziga Fifolt (211-C-93) 14 and Khaliq Spicer (206-C-94, college: Kent St.) 10. LTH was led by Aljaz
Stopar with 15 points, Grega Sajevic (189-PG-96) scored 12, Boris Bosnjak (201-F/C-93) 11 and Luka Grum (194-F-92) 10.
Olimia-Portoroz 100-57: The home team took control of the game behind an 18-2
run for a 22-8 lead late in the first quarter and later went on an 18-0 run
spanning halftime to extend their advantage to 63-32. Olimia shot 73-percent
(32-of-44) from 2-point land. Mensud Julevic (200-PF-85) finished with 21 points, Nejc
Strnad scored 20, Anze Cerkovnik (200-F/C-86) had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Domen Janc
added 10 points. Portoroz commited 24 turnovers, twice more than the home team.
Tim Skerbec (200-F-93) scored 12 points and Luka Cveticanin (97) 10.
Experienced 52-year old Slovenian coach Zoran Martic left Trefl Sopot (PLK). Among other achievements Martic won Macedonian League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Coach of the Year award back in 2014. Martic was coaching Slovenian U22 National Team between 1997 and 2001 and coached also U21 National Team in 2001. He is a very experienced player. Martic has coached also professionally in Cyprus, Hungary, Ukraine (Khimik), FYR Macedonia (MZ... [read more]
Experienced 52-year old Slovenian coach Zoran Martic left Trefl Sopot (PLK). Among other achievements Martic won Macedonian League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Coach of the Year award back in 2014. Martic was coaching Slovenian U22 National Team between 1997 and 2001 and coached also U21 National Team in 2001. He is a very experienced player. Martic has coached also professionally in Cyprus, Hungary, Ukraine (Khimik), FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje), Slovenia (LTH Castings and Rogla) and Russia (Kupol-Rodniki).
Rebec number one in Slovenia for round 2 - 3 days ago
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Former international Point guard Matic Rebec (181-PG-95) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Krka, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage). The 21-year old player was the main contributor (16 points, six rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Hopsi Polzela (#6, 0-2), Second Stage bottom-ranked team 76-64. It allowed Krka to consolidate first place in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. But it's just the v... [read more]
Former international Point guard Matic Rebec (181-PG-95) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Krka, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage). The 21-year old player was the main contributor (16 points, six rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Hopsi Polzela (#6, 0-2), Second Stage bottom-ranked team 76-64. It allowed Krka to consolidate first place in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. But it's just the very beginning of the Second Stage and Krka won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Rebec had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. It's his second year at Krka and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Matic Rebec has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (8th best: 4.7apg) and averages impressive 58.7% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 22-year old Serbian Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) of Un.Olimpija. Jankovic had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Un.Olimpija was edged by Rogaska (2-0) 75-74. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Jankovic is a newcomer at Un.Olimpija, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was center Ziga Fifolt (211-C-93) of Tajfun (#3). Fifolt scored 14 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Tajfun, leading his team to a 89-54 easy win against Portoroz (#12, 1-11). Tajfun needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 4 lost games. Fifolt has a very solid season. In 24 games in Slovenia he scored 6.9ppg. He also has 4.3rpg and FGP: 54.2%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Aljaz Stopar (194-F-97) of LTH Castings - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Luka Grum (194-F-92) of LTH Castings - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Tim Skerbec (200-F-93) of Portoroz - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) of Sencur Gor. - 16 points and 8 rebounds 8. Malcolm Grant (185-G-88) of Tajfun - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Nikola Gajic (195-G/F-91) of KK Primorska - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Nejc Zupan (202-PG-96) of KK Primorska - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 2 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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