EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/21/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
Rilski Sportist defeated CSKA Interlogic away in the last game for both teams this year. In Hristo Botev hall in Sofia the visitors from Samokov won 100-83 and moved to 4th place in the standings before Spartak's game against Sliven tomorrow.
The game started with quick two points for 'The Reds' but the visitors answered with 5 straight. In the next few minutes thanks to Milos Sakota and Sergey Tsvetkov the hosts took a 5-point lead. With minute and a half to go the score was tied but then CSKA went in front 21-19 after the first ten minutes.
In the second quarter Rilski Sportist started to play better defense and that showed on the scoreboard as they took the lead. They led 35-30 in the middle of the quarter and then finished the half with 14-5 run for a 14-point lead. One interesting fact is that Travis Peterson (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Samford) had double-double for only 20 minutes - 21 points and 10 rebounds.
After the break the team from Samokov continued to dominate and quickly increased the advantage. After 25 minutes of play the margin was 20 points and after three quarters was 21, 80-59. In the last quarter the teams played only to set the final score and the visitors won by 17 to finish the year in a nice way.
In the second half Peterson continued to dominate in the paint and added 17 points and 6 rebounds for a total of 38 and 16.
Other than Peterson, Bogdan Boev played well with 16 points as Lilov and Mirkovic both scored 11 adding also 6 and 7 assists respectively.
For the hosts again Milos Sakota was the best player with 22 points and 6 rebounds and Krum Doychinov and Nemanya Ilic scored 19 and 16 respectively.
After the last round in NBL this year CSKA is on 6th place with 3 wins and 8 losses and are ahead of Yambol only due to their win in their match. The first game for the new year will be between the two teams in Yambol while Rilski Sportist will have a tough task when hosting Euroins Cherno More in Arena Samokov on January 9th.
FULL STATS OF THE CSKA - RILSKI SPORTIST GAME
Saturday, December 13, 2008
T71 91 - Contern 86
The game between these two teams was very close, especially in the first half. In the middle of the third quarter T71 went on a nice run, increasing its lead to as many as 13 points. Contern out-played T71 in the fourth, but it was too little too late for the visitors who suffered their 5th loss and dropped to a 6th place tie with Black Star. All 8 players scored for T71, with Tim Whitworth (198-G/F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Drexel)(11 Rebounds) leading the way with a game high 31 points. Martin Rajniak had 24 points and 9 rebounds. Gilles Ruffato and Michael Kostur added 15 and 10 respectively. Eric Jeitz was top-scorer for Contern with 23 points. Brandon Gary (202-F-83, agency: Passing Lane, college: Hutchinson JC) had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Ken Diederich scored 18 and Gilles Becker 15. This weekend Contern hosts Sparta and T71 goes to Mersch to face Black Star. Both games are on Saturday, December 20th.
T71: 34 field goals, 6 three pointers, 17 for 20 free throws, 32 rebounds, 21 fouls and 13 turnovers; Kostur 27' fouled out
Whitworth 31, Rajnial 24, Kostur 10, Ruffato 15, Kieffer 5, also Bemtgen 2, Klein 2 and Siebenbour 2
Contern: 26 field goals, 8 three pointers, 26 for 29 free throws, 29 rebounds, 16 fouls and 11 turnovers
Unsprtsmanlike Fouls: 4' Diederich and 39' Braun; Technical Foul: 12' Coach Amelow
Becker 15, Jeitz 23, Diederich 18, Gary 20, Bissener 2, also Braun 8, Fasbender and Torres
Score by quarters: 1st Q 23-23, Halftime 50-47, 3rd Q 72-62, Final 91-86
Racing 70 - Residence 78
Racing: 26 field goals, 8 three pointers, 10 for 17 free throws, 36 rebounds, 28 fouls and 17 turnovers
Weynandt 11, Schroeder 8, Pires 4, Archbold 26, Haas 5, also Klose 5, Garcia 2, Ural, Schmit 3, Grand 6 and Hochmuth
Residence: 27 field goals, 7 three pointers, 17 of 32 free throws, 38 rebounds, 15 fouls and 22 turnovers
Abdiu, Leschek 6, F.Mangen 8, Koster 21, Hall 30, also Hemmen 5, Julien 3, S.Mangen 5 and Torres
Score by quarters: 1st Q 18-17, Halftime 34-35, 3rd Q 56-57, Final 70-78
|LNBP Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Ford, Panteras 28.03|
2 Melendes, Tecos 26.59
3 Gale, Venados 23.45
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Jack Michael, Halcones 13.69|
2 Garcia, Tecos12.17
2 Richards, Union 10.44
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Latham, Loros 5.55|
2 Borders, SReales 5.45
3 Stoll, Algodoneros 5.38
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Latham, Loros 3.09|
2 Williams, UAC 2.93
3 Ford, Panteras 2.81
It took 12 Rounds but Zagorje finally recorded its first road win of the season by downing Luka Koper 101-81. Zlatorog again hold their opponent under 60 points and Hopsi crushed TCG Mercator by 41 points.
Zlatorog-Alpos Sentjur 71-57: The home team went on 15-0 run over a eight-minute span in seconf half. Ali Berdiel collected 15 points and 7 assists, Uros Lucic posted 14 points, Salih Nuhanovic grabbed 13 rebounds including 9 offensive boards and Milos Miljkovic had 12 rebounds. Alpos was outscored 24-41 and shot just 1-of-12 from the downtown. Dejan Dunovic posted 11 of his 15 points in third quarter and Luka Lapornik added 14 points but he commited 14 turnovers.
Hopsi-TCG Mercator 114-73: Shawn King had 27 points on shooting 11-of-15 and grabbed 13 rebounds, Nemanja Jelesijevic posted 22 points on shooting 8-of-10, Terence Hundley added 18 points, Danijel Vujasinovic collected 16 points and 7 assists and Andrej Podvrsnik scored 15 points. TCG Mercator was outscored 21-44. Primoz Skok posted16 points and Mensud Julevic added 15.
Luka Koper-Zagorje 81-101: Zagorje went on a 17-0 run spaning the third and fourth quarters as get first road win of the season. Gil Goodrich (178-G-82, college: Bowie St.) scored 35 points on shooting 13-of-25, grabbed 8 rebounds and handed out 6 assists, Joshua Johnson added 22 points and David Parris collected 14 points and 10 rebounds. Zagorje hit 100 points for the first time since beating TCG Mercator, 105-97, on January 26, 2008.Luka Koper was outrebounded 34-49 and shot just 14-percent (4-of-28) from the 3-point range. Ales Kunc had 21 points and 8 rebounds, Grega Nachbar scored 14 points and Ivan SImunic had 13 points and 7 rebounds.
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