Akademik Plovdiv remains unbeaten in Delasport Balkan League
13-11-2020 | 19:54Akademik Plovdiv continued the winning streak to 3-0 after a great fourth quarter in Rozaje and 74:64 against KK Ibar.
A 21-9 run in the last quarter decided one very close and interesting game in Group E.
The teams exchanged baskets early but thanks to a 6-0 run the hosts went up. After that Ibar managed to keep the distance and at the end of the first quarter were up by 8. In the second period, the home side continued to have the lead without taking it to double-digits. Akademik stayed close but still didn't get close enough to take the lead or even tie the score. Still, the visitors won the second quarter but at the break, the hosts had a good advantage of 7 points.
After the break, Ibar had the lead but Akademik was pushing hard. Thanks to an 11-4 the visitors closed the gap to just 2 points and then even took the lead for a moment. The hosts answered right back and after 30 minutes the score was tied.
It was the beginning of the fourth quarter that decided the outcome. Akademik had a great streak of 9-0 but lost most of the lead before another great run put the end to the game.
Jere Vucica was almost perfect for Akademik with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Nikolay Titkov added 18 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.
For Ibar Elvis Cekic had 19 points and 8 rebounds, Nemanja Simovic added 14, Armin Kalic and Maid Cicic added 12 and 11 respectively.
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|27 Jan 2021
KK Ibar Rozaje
KK Kumanovo 2009
Rozaje | Sportski Centar27 Jan 2021 17.00
|KK Ibar Rozaje||LIVE||KK Kumanovo 2009|
Plovdiv | Complex Sila28 Jan 2021 18.00
|BC Akademik Plovdiv||LIVE||BC Beroe|
Kumanovo | Sports Hall Pero Nakov02 Feb 2021 19.00
|KK Kumanovo 2009||LIVE||BC Beroe|
Skopje | SC Kale02 Feb 2021 19.30
|KK TFT||LIVE||KK Ibar Rozaje|
All times are local time
|Balkan League, Group A|
|1||Hapoel SP Tel Aviv B.C.||3 - 1||7|
|2||Bnei Herzliya||2 - 2||6|
|3||Hapoel B-Cure Laser Haifa||1 - 3||5|
|Balkan League, Group B|
|1||Hapoel Gilboa Galil B.C.||4 - 0||8|
|2||Ironi Nahariya||2 - 2||6|
|3||Maccabi Haifa||0 - 4||4|
|Balkan League, Group C|
|1||Hapoel Holon B.C.||4 - 0||8|
|2||Hapoel Yossi Avrahami Eilat||2 - 2||6|
|3||Ironi Hai Motors Ness Ziona||0 - 4||4|
|Balkan League, Group D|
|1||Maccabi Rishon LeZion||3 - 1||7|
|2||Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem||2 - 2||6|
|3||Hapoel Altshuler Shaham Be′er Sheva B.C.||1 - 3||5|
|Balkan League, Group E|
|1||BC Akademik Plovdiv||7 - 2||16|
|2||KK Teodo||4 - 6||14|
|3||BC Beroe||5 - 3||13|
|4||KK Kumanovo 2009||4 - 4||12|
|5||KK TFT||3 - 6||12|
|6||KK Ibar Rozaje||3 - 5||11|