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Kozuv wins, but Peja still takes the last BIBL semifinal spot

Kozuv wins, but Peja still takes the last BIBL semifinal spot
15-03-2017 | 22:23 |

KK Kozuv defeated KB Peja, 77-67, in the last SIGAL-UNIQA Balkan League quarterfinal clash, but the Kosovan team still occupied the last spot in the semifinals due to a 17-point lead in the first match. 

It started as a close game, but the hosts in 26th April, Gevgelija used a 16-0 run to break open a 28-13 double-digit margin after the end of the first quarter, but Peja soon came back within five points for 30-35. 


The Macedonian side though managed to stay ahead by 43-36 at half time. Peja fell behind by 11 again early in the third frame, but its starting five kept them in the game. Although,the hosts never looked back, cutting the 17-point deficit from Game 1 seemed like an impossible task. 


Bojan Krstevski led the winners with 20 points. Kenyon McNeal Jr. added 19, Larry Hall followed with 13, and Milivoje Mijovic and Nikola Djurasovic (10 rebounds) scored 11 each. 


Jamie Billie was one rebound shy of a double-double with 22 points and nine boards for Peja. Cameron Rundles had 14 points, just as many as Slobodan Miljanic, who also collected nine rebounds. 


On 21 March, 2017 KB Peja will host KK Kumanovo 2009 in the first semi final of the competition.


FULL STATS FROM KK KOZUV - KB PEJA

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Schedule
24 Oct 2017
17.00
KK Ibar Rozaje KK Ibar Rozaje
BC Rilski Sportist BC Rilski Sportist

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Schedule
Rozaje | Sportski Centar
24 Oct 2017 17.00
KK Ibar Rozaje KK Ibar Rozaje BC Rilski Sportist BC Rilski Sportist
Sofia | Universiada
24 Oct 2017 18.30
BC Levski 2014 BC Levski 2014 KK Blokotehna-NB KK Blokotehna-NB
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25 Oct 2017 18.30
SK Tirana SK Tirana KB Bashkimi KB Bashkimi
Kumanovo | Sports Hall Kumanovo
25 Oct 2017 19.00
KK Kumanovo 2009 KK Kumanovo 2009 BC Akademik Bultex 99 BC Akademik Bultex 99
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07 Nov 2017
KK Kumanovo 2009 KK Kumanovo 2009 SK Tirana SK Tirana
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07 Nov 2017
KB Bashkimi KB Bashkimi BC Levski 2014 BC Levski 2014
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