Just a few minutes after an important win over league leading Zlatorog, 71-67, Rogaska Crystal has parted ways with Serbian coach Dragan Visnjevac .
Rogaska Crystal-Zlatorog 71:67: Rogaska scored 10 straight points to take the largest lead of either team in the game, 65-56, with 4:02 remaining. Zlatorog cut the deficit to 67-68, but they missed five straight free throws in final 18 seconds. All five Rogaska's starters finished with double-figure scoring, while bench players combined for just 7 points. Milos Miljkovic (204-F/C-84) posted 17 points, Boban Tomic (190-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) had 15 points and 6 assists, Tadej Kostomaj (186-G-87) added 12 points and Tadej Horvat (196-G-87) and Semir Smajlovic (209-C-87) netted 10 points apiece. Zlatorog made just 12 of its 23 free throws. Luka Lapornik (195-G-88) finished with 16 points and Uros Zadnik (187-PG-90) added 10. Maribor Messer-Tajfun Sentjur 57-67: Sentjur extended their winning streak to six games while second placed Maribor suffered its first back-to-back home loss of the season. After 10 lead changes, Sentjur's 7-0 run to close out early in the third quarter was momunental. Sentjur seized control by taking a lead 37-30. They took its first double-digit lead of the game at 52-42 midway through the final period and Sentjur's advantage never dipped under nine points the rest of the way. Milan Sebic (204-F-86) scored 13 points, Anze Pelc (190-G-90) 12 and Mladen Primorac (210-C-90) 10. Maribor was led by Jure Pelko (190-G-90) with game-high 16 points and Igor Maric (196-F-85) had 12 points and 9 rebounds. Elektra-Helios 65-48: Elektra, who never trailed, win for the first time against Helios since March 2007. Ziga Zagorc (184-PG-84) scored 14 points, Andrej Podvrsnik (186-G-87) had 12 points and 9 rebounds, David Collins (213-C-85, college: Bradley) collected 10 points and 10 rebounds and Mensud Julevic (200-PF-85) added 10 points. Elektra opened the game with an 8-2 run and later scored 9 straight points to go ahead 28-12. Helios cut the deficit to 30-36 midway through the third quarter, but the home team answered with a 15-2 run, Helios shot just 17-54 from the field, including 3-22 from the 3-point range. Jure Mocnik (185-PG-85) scored 12 points and handed out 5 assists, Damir Rancic (199-G-83) had 10 points and 5 rebounds and Djordje Majstorovic (209-C/F-90) dished out 7 assists. Hopsi-LTH Castings Mercator 73-64: Hopsi broke their five home game losing streak that stretched from October 2012. LTH made a 12-2 run to go up 28-21 and had their largest lead of the game at 42-31 early in the second half. Hopsi answered with nine straight points and, later, 8 in a row to take a lead 55-48. LTH cit the deficit to 53-55, but Hopsi went on a 12-2 run to take the control of the game. Goran Jagodnik (203-F-74, agency: Beo Basket) finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds, Hugh Robertson (198-G-89, college: S.Florida) scored 15 points, Marko Vranjkovic (204-F/C-90) 11, Isiah Martin (203-F/C-89, college: Indiana St.) 10 and Danijel Vujasinovic (180-G-89) collected 5 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists.LTH were outscored 24-42 in the second half including 8-22 in the third quarter. Robert Abramovic (185-G-88) scored 20 points, Vjeran Soldo (208-F/C-84) added 16 and Pavle Boljkovac (190-G-85, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Slovan-Grosuplje 87-71: The five advantage point would be the largest lead for either team in the first half. Over the next several minutes Slovan made a 12-2 run to go ahead 49-38 and extended their lead to 57-40. Milos Paravinja (212-C/F-79) and Stipe Modric (206-F-79) both scored 18 points, Dejan Mlakar (192-G-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) 13 and Jan Span (189-PG-92) 11. Grosuplje are still only winless team in the league on the road. Sasa Zagorac (205-F/C-84) had game-high 22 points, Ziga Erculj (177-G-86) scored 13 points and Igor Tratnik (206-C/F-89) 12.
Igor Tratnik (207-F-89) of Zlatorog will miss several month of action with a knee injury. He got injured during the practice last Friday. Tratnik re-joined Zlatorog last summer and averaging 16.9 points (ranked second), 7.5 rebounds (ranked fourth), 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks per 32 minutes in 29 Slovenian League appearances. He has already played for Zlatorog during the 2014-15 season, averaging 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 nblocks in 32 Slovenia... [read more]
Igor Tratnik (207-F-89) of Zlatorog will miss several month of action with a knee injury. He got injured during the practice last Friday. Tratnik re-joined Zlatorog last summer and averaging 16.9 points (ranked second), 7.5 rebounds (ranked fourth), 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks per 32 minutes in 29 Slovenian League appearances. He has already played for Zlatorog during the 2014-15 season, averaging 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 nblocks in 32 Slovenian League games.
Oliver number one in Slovenia for round 8 - 2 days ago
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American Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Un.Olimpija, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8 (Second Stage). The 24-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, seven rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Helios (#6, 0-8), Second Stage bottom-ranked team 77-63. Un.Olimpija is placed at 4th position in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Un.Olimpija is rather a weak team placed in lower... [read more]
American Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Un.Olimpija, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8 (Second Stage). The 24-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, seven rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Helios (#6, 0-8), Second Stage bottom-ranked team 77-63. Un.Olimpija is placed at 4th position in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Un.Olimpija is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 5th lost game this season out of 8 games. In the team's last game Oliver had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Un.Olimpija's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Dayton star has very solid stats this year. Oliver is in league's top in points (6th best: 14.9ppg), rebounds (5th best: 7.2rpg) and averages impressive 64.7% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was young Domen Janc (187-PG-96) of Terme Olimia. Janc had a very good evening with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he led Terme Olimia to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Portoroz (#12, 1-17) 102-44. Terme Olimia's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 9-9 record is not bad at all. Janc is a newcomer at Terme Olimia and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.
Third on the list of top players last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Ramo Rizvic (200-F-87) of Zlatorog (#3). Rizvic scored 24 points. Despite Rizvic's great performance Zlatorog lost 76-90 to #1 ranked Krka. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Zlatorog needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Rizvic has a very solid season. In 31 games in Slovenia he scored 12.7ppg. He also has 5.6rpg and FGP: 54.7%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) of Sencur Gor. - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Mirza Sarajlija (187-PG-91) of Tajfun - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Dee Davis (183-PG-93) of Rogaska - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists 7. Nejc Buda (211-C-91) of Terme Olimia - 17 points and 8 rebounds 8. Dominique Elliott (203-F-91) of Krka - 18 points and 5 rebounds 9. Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) of Hopsi Polzela - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Ziga Dimec (211-C-93) of Krka - 15 points, 4 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)
Union Olimpija snapped their four-game losing streak by beating winless reigning champion Helios Suns 77-63 in Champioship Stage Round 8 to keep their play-off hopes alive. Helios blew their chance to make the playoffs. Rogaska-Hopsi 76-70: Rogaska used a 9-0 run for a 24-15 lead early in the second quarter, their largest lead of the night. Hopsi cut the deficit to 24-26 and then went on a 15-2 run to close out the first half with a 39-30. The visitors had their largest lead of the game... [read more]
Union Olimpija snapped their four-game losing streak by beating winless reigning champion Helios Suns 77-63 in Champioship Stage Round 8 to keep their play-off hopes alive. Helios blew their chance to make the playoffs.
Rogaska-Hopsi 76-70: Rogaska used a 9-0 run for a 24-15 lead early in the second quarter, their largest lead of the night. Hopsi cut the deficit to 24-26 and then went on a 15-2 run to close out the first half with a 39-30. The visitors had their largest lead of the game at 53-41 midway through the third quarter. At that point, Rogaska scored 10 consecutive points to ignite a 15-2 run and retake the lead, 56-55. After trailing by one early in the fourth quarter, Rogaska once again scored 10 straight points to go ahead 71-62 with less than three minutes remaining. Hopsi reduced the score to 70-71 with minute and a half to go. Rogaska's Eldin Camdzic (195-G-90) was fouled on a 3-point attempt and he connected all three free throws for a 74-70 advantage. Hopsi then lost the ball and Leon Santelj (204-F-95) made a pair of free throws to bring the final score to 76-70. Dee Davis had 19 points and 8 assists for Rogaska, Taylor Johns (201-F, college: Cal-Riverside) and Miha Fon (194-G-84) both scored 15 points and Leon Santelj 13. Hopsi was led by Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) with 18 points, Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) scored 17 and Uros Godler (205-C-85) 13.
Krka-Zlatorog 90-76: Krka spotted Zlatorog only an opening 3-pointer by Ramo Rizvic (200-F-87), then ran off 10 consecutive points to decide the issue early. The visitors cut the deficit to 8-12, but Krka took their first double digit lead at 24-13 late in the second quarter and extended their advantage to 40-22. Dominique Elliott (203-F-91, college: Md-E Shore) finished with 18 points, Ziga Dimec (211-C-93) added 15, both off the bench, Matic Rebec (181-PG-95) had 14 points and 6 assists and Ron Curry (191-G-93, college: JMU) scored 12 points. Zlatorog outrebounded Krka 37-31, picking up 17 offensive boards, but shot just 40-percent (23-of-57) from the field to Krka's 56-percent. Ramo Rizvic scored 24 points, Nejc Baric (181-PG-97) 18, Roman Rubinshteyn (195-G-96) 13 and Milos Miljkovic (205-C/F-84) 10.
Helios Suns-Union Olimpija 63-77: Devin Oliver (204-SF-92, college: Dayton) made a 3-pointer to put Olimpija up 12-11 and never looked back for the rest of the game. The visitors opened the second quarter with a 10-0 run to extend their lead to 28-16. Helios cut the deficit to two, but Olimpija responed with an 18-1 run spanning halftime for a 49-30 lead. Devin Oliver scored 11 points in that span and finished with 23 points, Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) scored 15 and Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85) 12. Helios was led by Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94) with 15 points, Urban Oman (98) netted 13 points, Simo Atanackovic (206-F-90) 11, Aljaz Bratec (192-PG-98) and Nejc Klavzar (183-PG-99) both posted 10 points.
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