LTH Castings Mercator-Tajfun Sentjur 104-93 OT: LTH gained possession of the ball and was leading 84-80 with 34 seconds left in regulation, but Robert Abramovic lost the ball. Mladen Primorac made a jumper to cut the deficit to two. On the next possession Michael Venezia missed 2-pointer, but Mladen Primorac grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled. He made a pair of free throws to send the game into overtime. LTH opened the extra time with a 12-0 run and outscored Sentjur 20-9. Gregor Jakhel Kolarevic and Boban Tomic (190-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) both scored 25 points and Robert Abramovic added 24 points including six 3-pointers. LTH shot 62-percent (40-of-65) from the field to Sentjur's just 44-percent (31-of-71). Tadej Ferme came off the bench for 23 points for Sentjur, Michael Venezia scored 18 points, Mladen Primorac added 17, Emir Zimic had 12 points and Stanko Sebic poured in 10 points. Zlatorog-Grosuplje 84-66: An 18-2 third quarter run, including 13 straight points, enabled Zlatorog to outpace and outscore the visiting team, winning the game by 84-66. Zlatorog went ahead 59-41 and its lead never dipped under double digits for the rest of the game. Sasa Mucic finished with 24 points, all of them from the field, Luka Lapornik added 16, Miha Lapornik came off the bench for 11 points and Uros Zadnik had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Grosuplje was led by Igor Tratnik with 16 points, Andrew Dikas and Nemanja Milkovic both netted 12 points and Zan Jerman 10. Rogaska Crystal-Slovan 79-65: After trailing 44-48 in the third quarter, Rogaska scored a dozen straight points to take a crucial lead 56-48 and its defense held Slovan scoreless for a 4:56 span. Milos Miljkovic collected 24 points and 10 rebounds, Milivoje Mijovic had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Tadej Kostomaj scored 16 points. Slovan was outrebounded 17-37, picking up only four offensive boards, Jan Span posted 21 points, Vjekoslav Petrovic 14, Dejan Mlakar 11 and Luka Dimec 10. Hopsi-Helios 74-87: There were 12 lead changes before Helios seized control at the end to claim the win. After trailing 61-62 late in the third quarter, Helios went on a huge 17-2 run to take a lead 78-64 with 3:11 remaining. Dorde Majstorovic scored 13 points, Miha Fon and Nikola Gacesa added 11 points each and Matic Rebec posted 10 points. Hopsi outrebounded the opposing etam 25-19, but they had 24 turnovers to Helios' 13. Miha Vasl scored game-high 20 points on shooting just 5-of-14 from the field, Aljaz Korosec, former Helios' player, came off the bench for 16 points, Marko Vranjkovic added 12 points, Jasonn Hannibal had 11 points and 9 rebounds and Davorin Govedic netted 10 points.
Helios Suns-Hopsi 84-66: Helios took control of the game behind a 17-3 run for a 26-12 lead early in the second quarter and later made a 14-1 run to extend their advantage to 47-21 before the break. Luka Voncina (193-G-91, college: Charlotte) scored 16 points, Brandyn Curry (187-G-91, college: Harvard) 15, Marcel Jones (203-F-85, college: Oregon St.) 12 and Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94) 10. Hopsi shot better from 3-point land (36-percent, 10-of-28) than they did on two-pointers (28-percent, 11... [read more]
Helios Suns-Hopsi 84-66: Helios took control of the game behind a 17-3 run for a 26-12 lead early in the second quarter and later made a 14-1 run to extend their advantage to 47-21 before the break. Luka Voncina (193-G-91, college: Charlotte) scored 16 points, Brandyn Curry (187-G-91, college: Harvard) 15, Marcel Jones (203-F-85, college: Oregon St.) 12 and Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94) 10. Hopsi shot better from 3-point land (36-percent, 10-of-28) than they did on two-pointers (28-percent, 11-of-40). Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) and Alen Hodzic (192-SF-92) both scored 10 points.
Sencur GGD-Rogaska 63-77: Rogaska made an early 17-3 run to go up 19-7. Sencur cut the deficit to 24-25 and got their second lead of the game at 35-33. After tying it at 41 early in the third quarter, Rogaska went on a 12-0 run and Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) scored 10 points in that span. Sencur twice reduced the deficit to four and they were down 63-68 with 1:40 remaining. At that point, Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) made a jumper to initiate the final 9-0 run. Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) scored 30 points on shooting 11-of-17 from the field, Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77) had 13 points and 8 assists, Taylor Johns (201-F, college: Cal-Riverside) posted 10 points and was a rebound shy of a double-double. Sencur's reserves outscored its starters 40-20. Nejc Martincic (182-PG-97) scored 13 points, Sedin Karavdic 12, Boris Jersin (183-G-85) 11 and Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) was the lone starter in double figures with 10 points.
Union Olimpija-Primorska 75-71: The largest lead by either team was six points by Primorska which happened several times in the game. The latest six-point lead for the visiting team came at 70-64 midway through the fourth quarter. Olimpija were down by 67-71 with 48 seconds remaining. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) hit a pair of free throws, than Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) stole the ball and Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) sank a 3-pointer to put Olimpija up 72-71. Primorska once again lost the ball and Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) was fouled. He made both foul shots to extend the lead to three with 29 seconds to go. On the next possession, Duda Sanadze (196-G-92, college: San Diego) missed a 3-pointer for Primorska. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) grabbed a defensive rebound and was immediately fouled. He made first free throw to secure the win. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) scored 15 points and Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) 14. Olimpija had 29 free throws to Primorska's just 9. Duda Sanadze (196-G-92, college: San Diego) led Primorska with 17 points, Nikola Gajic (195-G/F-91, college: SF Austin) scored 14, Troy Franklin (183-PG-89, college: Coppin St.) 13, Nejc Zupan (202-PG-96) had 12 points and Bojan Radulovic (211-C-92) grabbed 12 rebounds.
Tajfun Sentjur-Portoroz 12/11, Terme Olimia-LTH Castings 11/01, Zlatorog-Krka 94-79 (07/12)
Jakob Cebasek gets MVP of the Week award for Slovenian Liga Nova KBM - 15 hours ago
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Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) had a great game in the last round for Hopsi Polzela and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. The 25-year old swingman had a double-double of 20 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Portoroz (#11, 1-8) with 30-point margin 112-82. Hopsi Polzela is placed at 4th position in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hopsi Polzela will nee... [read more]
Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) had a great game in the last round for Hopsi Polzela and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. The 25-year old swingman had a double-double of 20 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Portoroz (#11, 1-8) with 30-point margin 112-82. Hopsi Polzela is placed at 4th position in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hopsi Polzela will need more victories to improve their 6-3 record. In the team's last game Cebasek had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Hopsi Polzela's top player in his first season with the team. Cebasek has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 15.9ppg) and averages solid 2.2spg and 63.6% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young former international point guard Matic Rebec (181-PG-95) of Krka. Rebec impressed basketball fans with 26 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists. Bad luck as Krka lost that game 79-94 to slightly higher-ranked Zlatorog (#1, 9-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Krka still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 6-3 record is not bad at all. Rebec is well-known by Krka fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.7ppg (#9). He also recorded 5.1 assists per game.
The third best performed player last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola Gajic (195-G/F-91) of Sixt Primorska (#5). Gajic showcased his all-around game by recording 13 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Lastovka, leading his team to a 66-61 win against the lower-ranked Sencur Gor. (#8, 4-5). Lastovka needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Gajic has a very solid season. In 10 games in Slovenia he scored 11.8ppg. He also has 5.3rpg and FGP: 56.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Jan Span (187-PG-92) of Zlatorog - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists 5. Luka Grum (194-F-92) of LTH Castings - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94) of Un.Olimpija - 15 points and 2 rebounds 7. Ramo Rizvic (200-F-87) of Zlatorog - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) of Hopsi Polzela - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94) of Krka - 19 points and 4 rebounds 10. Matej Krusic (208-C-87) of Zlatorog - 9 points, 9 rebounds and 3 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)
Union Olimpija Ljubljana and Marko Mladjan (205-F-93) have reached an agreement to terminate their contract on mutual consent. The player is leaving Ljubljana. Player profile: 2008-2009: BC 79 Arbedo 2009-2010: SP Star Gordola (1LN) 2010-2011: BC DDV Lugano (LNB): 19 games: 15.9ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.1apg, 2.6spg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 22.5%, FT: 63.4%; played also for Lugano Tigers (LNA, starting five): 10 games: 2.6ppg, 1.4rpg 2011-2012: Lugano Tigers (LNA): 22 games: 4.4ppg, 1.9rpg 2012-... [read more]
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