BC Donetsk celebrate Superleague title - May 24, 2012
Azovmash - BC Donetsk 79:84
BC Donetsk earned Superleague title. They defeated Azovmash in the fourth game of the series to complete the sweep. Vojdan Stojanovski (193-G-87) scored 17 points to lead the winners. Ramel Curry was named Superleague MVP. The fourth game of the series started as a heated battle. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. BC Donetsk eked out a 24:23 lead after ten minutes. But the hosts struck right back in the second quarter. They unleashed 28 points in the period to establish a 51:32 halftime lead. However BC Donetsk refused to surrender. The visitors knocked down 28 points in the third term to narrow the margin. The visitors cut the distance to 10 points with one quarter remaining. BC Donetsk went on a 15:2 run early in the final frame to surge ahead. Othello Hunter levelled things up but Ivan Radenovic (208-F-84, college: Arizona) drained a three-pointer and Vojdan Stojanovski added two points from the stripe to seal the victory for the visitors. Ivan Radenovic posted 16 points, while Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Viacheslav Kravtsov (211-C-87, agency: Beo Basket) contributed 12 points each for the winners. Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82, college: Florida) answered with 21 points for Azovmash. Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.Cloud St.) had 18 points, 6 assists and 3 boards in the loss.
Cup Final Four: Budivelnyk claim the title - Mar 25, 2012
Budivelnyk - Ferro-ZNTU 82:70
Budivelnyk celebrated the Superleague Cup title. They overcame Ferro-ZNTU in the Final today to celebrate the trophy. Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Budivelnyk started the game with their trademark aggressive defense. They capitalized taking a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. Ferro-ZNTU started to suffocate offensively in the second quarter. Randy Culpepper (182-G-89, college: UTEP) was limited to only two points in the period and Budivelnyk surged ahead for a 50:33 halftime lead. Ferro-ZNTU tried to hard to change the complexion of the encounter in the third term. However Zvezdan Mitrovic team wisely kept their opponents at bay in the frame securing an 18-point lead with one quarter remaining. Ferro-ZNTU cut the deficit in the final term but never got within a striking distance and had to surrender at the end. Andriy Agafonov (207-F-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 12 points, while Michailis Anisimovas (214-C-84) contributed 10 points for the winners. Randy Culpepper responded with 24 points for Ferro-ZNTU. Artem Butskyy (185-PG-81, agency: New Trend Agency) delivered 14 points in the loss. Randy Culpepper was named the MVP of Superleague Cup Final Four. He averaged impressive 32.5 points per game during the weekend.
Ukraine and Legion draw in All-Star Game - Feb 25, 2012
Team Ukraine - Team Legion 124:124
Team Ukraine and Team Legion clashed in a traditional Superleague All-Star Game today in Kyiv. The game ended in a 124:124 draw. Steven Burtt (185-G-84, college: Iona) was named MVP. The guard unloaded 47 points, issued 10 assists, made 7 rebounds to pace Team Ukraine. The game turned into a spectacular show as usual. Team Legion grabbed a 35:28 lead after ten minutes of action. However Team Ukraine quickly surged ahead in the second term and secured a 75:60 halftime advantage. Team Legion managed to cut the deficit to 8 points before the fourth term 91:99. They got closer in the final period and after a three-pointer from R.T. Guinn (208-C-81, college: Baylor) the scoreboard showed 124:124. Steven Burtt had a chance to bring victory for Team Ukraine but his three-pointer rimmed out. As the result the first draw in Superleague All-Star Game history. Oleksiy Pecherov (213-C-85) finished with 19 points, while Dmytro Zabirchenko (191-PG-84, agency: Ryzhov Stanislav) and Artur Drozdov (199-G-80) accounted for 12 points each for Team Ukraine. Charles Thomas (203-F-86, college: Arkansas) answered with 27 points for Team Legion. R.T. Guinn had 20 points, while Jeremy Chappell (191-G-87, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Robert Morris) netted 19 points. The game was preceded by traditional contests. Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87, college: Penn St.) won the Skills Challenge Contest. He overcame Marcus Walker (186-PG-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Colorado St.) in the Final. Ruslan Otverchenko (195-SG-90) celebrated victory in Three-Point Shootout Contest. He prevailed against Jack McClinton (185-PG-85, agency: Ryzhov Stanislav, college: Miami, FL) in the final round. Finally Randy Culpepper (182-G-89, college: UTEP) was the best in the Slam Dunk Contest. He overcame Vernon Goodridge (206-F-84, college: La Salle) in the finale.
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