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Round 4 (Regular Season)

Group A
Tresnjevka 92% Oct.25 Istanbul Uni
Beroe Oct.25 Play Off 55%
Buducnost 59% Oct.25 Crvena Zvezd
Group B
Kraljevo 92% Oct.25 Ragusa
Montana 2003 74% Oct.25 Medvescak
Celje Oct.25 Partizan 69%
Athlete Celje wins its second WABA title, Annamaria Prezelj MVP - Mar 20, 2017


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Annamaria
Prezelj
Slovenian side Athlete Celje won their second WABA title by defeatin Beroe of Stara Zagora 61-57 in the 2017 Finals in Podgorica. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) scored 15 points and was named 2017 WABA Final-Four MVP, Shante Evans (184-F/C-91, college: Hofstra) finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Larisa Ocvirk (184-SF-97) collected 12 points and 17 rebounds and Iva Slonjsak (183-SG-97) posted 10 points.
Beroe led only once in the game and that came on an opening basket by Stefka Miteva (191-C-89). Celje then went on a decisive 16-0 run and its defense held Beroe scoreless for a 7:19 span. Beroe twice cut the deficit to seven points, the last time at 16-23 midway through the second quarter. At that point, Larisa Ocvirk sank a 3-pointer to ignite a 13-4 run and Celje 36-21 at the halftime break. Slovenian team opened the second half with an 8-2 run for the largest advantage of the game, 44-23. After trailing 30-50 late in the third quarter, Beroe went on a 17-3 run to cut the deficit to 47-53 with three minutes remaining. Larisa Ocvirk hit her second 3-pointer of the game and then Shante Evans made five straight free throws that gave Celje a 61-54 lead with 13 seconds left.
Celje outrebounded Beroe 52-35, picking nup 22 offensive boards. Bulgarian team was led by regular season MVP Monique Reid (185-PF-90, college: Louisville) with 19 points and Milena Tomova (187-F/C-82, college: FIU) added 10 points.

2017 WABA Finals (Podgorica, March 19)
Athlete Celje-Beroe 61-57 (18-9, 18-12, 14-11, 11-25)
ATHLETE CELJE: Mitric DNP, Kroselj 3 (1-1), Gwashavanhu, *Prezelj 15 (4-5), Molnar DNP, *Friskovec 3 (0-2), *Ocvirk 12, Stefanoski 2, Maric, *Slonjsak 10, *Evans 16 (8-12). Coach: Grgic.
BEROE: Ivanova DNP, *Kostova 2, Rimpova -, Tomova 10, Nikolova, *Miteva 2 (0:2), *Perkins 4 (0:2), Zhelyzakova, *Reid 19 (3:5), Zackery 9 (2:4), Naneva 3, *Pye 8 (2:2). Coach: Gateva
Final-Four MVP: Annamaria Prezelj of Athlete Celje

2017 WABA Bronze meda game (Podgorica, March 19)

Montana 2003-Buducnost Bemax 41-44 (7-9, 16-16, 9-12, 9-7)
MONTANA 2003: *Stoycheva 5, *Allen 5, Dimitrova 6 (2:2), Filipova DNP, *Sharenkapova 2, Sokolan, *Makarieva 4, Ivanova 8 (4:4), Peteva 11, Simeonova, *Burdgess. Coach: Mihaylov.
BUDUCNOST BEMAX: Tomasevic DNP, Vucetic-Pejovic 2, *Babic 11, *Mitrasinovic (0:2), *Matovic 6 (2:3), *Mujovic 10 (2:2), Jaksic DNP, Lazarevic DNP, Mugosa DNP, Stjepanovic 7 (1:2), Mirotic DNP, *Fall 8. Coach: Boskovic.
  




Sanja
Orozovic
Round 3: Buducnost keeps a leadership position in their group - 1 hour ago
Coincidentally all hosts won their games. Montenegrin Buducnost smashed Croatian Tresnjevka in Podgorica 80-49. Buducnost forced 23 Tresnjevka turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Tresnjevka helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Serbian guard Sanja Orozovic (183-90) who led her team to a victory scoring 26 points and 5 rebounds. American center Rachel Hollivay (193-93, college: Rutgers, agency: ProDep Management) helped adding 13 poin...   [read more]

Iva Borovic
Medvescak gets first win of the season 68-47 over Ragusa - 4 days ago
Medvescak earned their first win of the season, beating Ragusa 68-47 in the opening game of Round 3. Iva Borovic (170-G-88) scored 15 points, Iva Todoric (174-F-93) 12 and Patricija Bura (188-C-96) 11. Ragusa's lone player in double figures was Josipa Zovko(186-F-90) with 10 points. Medvescak opened the game with a 10-2 run and scored 18 unanswered points in the second quarter to extend their lead to 32-10. Iva Borovic scored 11 points in that run and Medvescak's defense held Ragusa score...   [read more]

Nevena
Naumcev
Naumcev's 15 points give her Player of the Week award - 6 days ago
18-year old guard Nevena Naumcev (173-G-99) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Crvena Zvezda and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. She had the game-high 15 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Crvena Zvezda in her team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Istanbul Univ. (#5, 0-2) with 75-point margin 120-45. Crvena Zvezda is placed at 2nd position in WABA. But it's just the very beginning of...   [read more]


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WABA Standings
A
 1 Buducnost 3-0 
 2 Crvena Zvezda 3-0 
 3 Beroe 1-2 
 4 Tresnjevka 1-2 
 5 Play Off 1-2 
 6 Istanbul Univ. 0-3 
B
 1 Partizan 3-0 
 2 Montana 2003 2-1 
 3 Celje 2-1 
 4 Kraljevo 1-2 
 5 Medvescak 1-2 
 6 Ragusa 0-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Karla ERJAVEC
  Tresnjevka
  (172-G-99)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Erjavec, Tresnjevka21.5 
 2. Slonjsak, Celje18.7 
 3. Matic, Partizan18.5 
 4. Muhl, Tresnjevka18.5 
 5. Kovacevic, Play Off17.0 
 6. Ivanova, Beroe16.0 
 7. Katavic, Tresnjevka16.0 
 8. Markovic, Play Off15.7 
 9. Ivanova, Montana .15.5 
 10. Prlja, Crvena Z.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Oderah CHIDOM
  Celje
  (193-F-95)
  Avg: 13
 1. Chidom, Celje13.0 
 2. Djordjevic, Crvena Z.10.3 
 3. Maric, Celje9.5 
 4. Kostic, Tresnjevka9.0 
 5. Trisovic, Kraljevo9.0 
 6. Markovic, Play Off9.0 
 7. Hollivay, Buducnost8.5 
 8. Matic, Partizan8.5 
 9. Slonjsak, Celje8.3 
 10. Pavic, Tresnjevka8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marija PRLJA
  Crvena Z.
  (163-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Prlja, Crvena Z.8.5 
 2. Azinovic, Play Off6.3 
 3. Neslisah, Istanbul.6.0 
 4. Bojovic, Partizan6.0 
 5. Mujovic, Buducnost6.0 
 6. Sharenkapova, Montana .5.0 
 7. Zivadinovic, Montana .5.0 
 8. Delic, Celje5.0 
 9. Kovacevic, Play Off4.7 
 10. Muhl, Tresnjevka4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nika MUHL
  Tresnjevka
  (177-PG-1)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Muhl, Tresnjevka4.5 
 2. Mujovic, Buducnost4.0 
 3. Kalajzic, Ragusa4.0 
 4. Katavic, Tresnjevka4.0 
 5. Bojovic, Partizan3.5 
 6. Mitrasinovik, Buduc.3.5 
 7. Ocvirk, Celje3.3 
 8. Akalan, Istanbul.3.0 
 9. Vidovic, Partizan3.0 
 10. Naumcev, Crvena Z.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Oderah CHIDOM
  Celje
  (193-F-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Chidom, Celje2.0 
 2. Djordjevic, Crvena Z.1.7 
 3. Stjepanovic, Crvena Z.1.7 
 4. Hollivay, Buducnost1.5 
 5. Matic, Partizan1.0 
 6. Tomicic, Ragusa1.0 
 7. Maric, Celje1.0 
 8. Bojovic, Partizan1.0 
 9. Ciric, Crvena Z.1.0 
 10. Neslisah, Istanbul.1.0 
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