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Group A
Beroe 58% Oct.4 Tresnjevka
Buducnost 60% Oct.4 Istanbul Uni
Crvena Zvezd 60% Oct.4 Play Off
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Montana 2003 56% Oct.4 Kraljevo
Celje 56% Oct.4 Ragusa
Partizan 56% Oct.4 Medvescak
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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.
  




Miljana
Bojovic
Partizan 1953 names coach Blagoja Ivic, lands Miljana Bojovic, Lidija Vuckovic and Milica Mitrovic - 2 days ago
Partizan 1953 have announced that Blagoja Ivic has been hired as new head coach of the team, replacing Bojan Ivanovic. Serbian club also inked Miljana Bojovic (181-G-87), Lidija Vuckovic (171-SG-88) and Milica Mitrovic (175-G-93, college: Maine) for the coming season. Miljana Bojovic (181-G-87) arrives from Euroleague side Bourges, where she averged 5.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.3 blocks in 16 Euroleague games last season and 6.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists...   [read more]

Andjela
Bigovic
Buducnost Bemax inks promises Andjela Bigovic and Dragana Zivkovic - 2 days ago
Buducnost Bemax invested in its future by signing Andjela Bigovic (192-C-00) and Dragana Zivkovic(183-G/F-01) to a long-term contract. Both players arrives from Lovcen. Bigovic averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks in six Montengerin League games last season, while Zivkovic averaged 9.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.5 steals and 0.2 blocks in 14 Montenegrin League games last season. Bigovic and Zivkovic both were among candidates for the Monteng...   [read more]

Sarah Boothe
Montana 2003 lands Maria Zhelyazkova, Klaudia Penkova, Sarah Boothe and Milana Zivadinovic - 2 days ago
Bulgarian runner-up Montana 2003 started building a roster for the upcoming season by signing Maria Zhelyazkova (182-F-86), Klaudia Penkova (160-PG-98), American Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90, college: Stanford) and Serbian Milana Zivadinovic(179-G-91). Maria Zhelyazkova arrives from Beroe, for whom she averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks in 16 WABA League games last season and 7.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.5 steals in 20 Bulgarian NBL games....   [read more]


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WABA Standings
A
 1. Beroe 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. Istanbul Univ. 0-0 
 5. Play Off 0-0 
 6. Tresnjevka 0-0 
B
 1. Celje 0-0 
 2. Kraljevo 0-0 
 3. Medvescak 0-0 
 4. Montana 2003 0-0 
 5. Partizan 0-0 
 6. Ragusa 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Monique REID
  Beroe
  (185-PF-90)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Reid, Beroe21.9 
 2. Prezelj, Athlete .21.0 
 3. Matovic, Buducnost18.2 
 4. Evans, Athlete .17.9 
 5. Matic, Partizan14.9 
 6. Delic, Play Off14.7 
 7. Ceazer, Play Off14.6 
 8. Mujovic, Buducnost14.3 
 9. Kalusic, Triglav14.1 
 10. Delic, Play Off14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shante EVANS
  Athlete .
  (184-F/C-91)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Evans, Athlete .10.8 
 2. Mathieu, Badel10.5 
 3. Reid, Beroe9.7 
 4. Topuzovic, Buduc.8.8 
 5. Milovanovic, Partizan8.5 
 6. Stjepanovic, Buduc.7.5 
 7. Ocvirk, Athlete Celje7.3 
 8. Allen, Montana .7.2 
 9. Matic, Partizan7.1 
 10. Fall, Buducnost7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Charel ALLEN
  Montana .
  (181-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Allen, Montana .6.0 
 2. Mujovic, Buducnost5.0 
 3. Zivadinovic, Partizan4.8 
 4. Stoycheva, Montana .4.6 
 5. Delic, Play Off4.6 
 6. Potocnik, Athlete .4.5 
 7. Delic, Play Off4.3 
 8. Bajic, Kraljevo4.3 
 9. Culafic, Partizan4.1 
 10. Matovic, Buducnost3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Aleksandra KATANIC
  Crvena Z.
  (172-PG-97)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Katanic, Crvena Z.3.1 
 2. Zdolsek, Triglav2.9 
 3. Delic, Play Off2.9 
 4. Perkins, Beroe2.9 
 5. Abramovic, Triglav2.7 
 6. Reid, Beroe2.7 
 7. Potocnik, Athlete .2.7 
 8. Mujovic, Buducnost2.6 
 9. Zivadinovic, Partizan2.3 
 10. Dimitrova, Montana .2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jelena CIRIC
  Crvena Z.
  (195-C-95)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Ciric, Crvena Z.1.1 
 2. Fall, Buducnost1.1 
 3. Matic, Partizan1.1 
 4. Senicar, Triglav1.0 
 5. Miteva, Beroe0.9 
 6. Tomova, Beroe0.8 
 7. Tesic, Crvena Z.0.7 
 8. Rajic, Kraljevo0.7 
 9. Maric, Athlete Celje0.7 
 10. Djordjevic, Crvena Z.0.6 
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