Triglav-Grosuplje 64-61: The game saw only three lead changes. Triglav scored 11 straight points to go up 16-14 and had their largest lead of the game at 40-31 early in the third period before Grosuplje went on a 13-1 run ro regain the advantage. Triglav answered with a 9-2 run to take a lead 51-46 and never looked back. Ziva Zdolsek (178-G-89) had 16 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists, Bojana Duric (174-G-91) and Manca Jelenc (172-PG-96) both scored 12 points, Tina Jakovina (182-F-92) added 10 points and Masa Pirsic (184-F-86) grabbed 14 rebounds. Triglav outrebounded Grosuplje 47-32, picking up 16 offensive rebounds. Grosuplje's lone scorer in double digits was Alina Gjerkes (178-F-94) with 26 points, while Barbara Skof (180-F-80) grabbed 11 rebounds. Subrina Ilirija-Jezica 71-67: All five Ilirija's starters finished with double-figure scoring, while bench players combined for just 13 minutes. Matea Tavic (178-G-92, agency: Regeneracom Sports) scored 20 points, Anja Klavzar (177-F-90) had 14 points and 8 rebounds, Teja Kropivsek (175-G-89) and Sandra Jevtovic (187-PF-93) both added 12 points and Sara Meden netted 10 points. The largest lead for either team in the game was nine points for Jezica, 21-12 late in the first quarter. Ilirija went on a 10-0 run to take their first advantage of the night, 22-21. After trailing 55-60 early in the final period, Ilirija made a 13-3 run and Matea Tavic and Sandra Jevtovic combined for all 13 points in that crucial span. Jezica was led by Eva Rupnik (177-F-92) with her 23 points, Petra Lumpert (173-G-93) scored 14 and Neza Belak (177-F-92) 12. Domzale-Odeja 100-70: Domzale reeled off 14 straight points, and later, 16 in a row during the overhelming run that gave it a 30-3 lead. Odeja cut the deficit to 12 early in the final quarter, but Domzale answered with 19 consecutive points. Romana Vukovic (180-F-88) finished with 30 points and 8 rebounds, Helena Boada (174-G-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports) collected 27 points, 9 rebounds, 8 steals and 6 assists and Barbara Poljansek (173-F-89) scored 14 points. Odeja outrebounded Domzale 45-39, picking up 18 offensive boards, but they commited 29 turnovers. Jerca Cadez (181-SF-96) scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Pia Prasnikar (178-PF-97) had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
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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