Road to the Final 4: BC Balkan
27-04-2022 | 01:49BC Balkan returned to Delasport Balkan League with a clear goal – to reach the Final 4. As the season progressed, it was visible that the team is improving and at the end they managed to qualify for the competition’s finale.
Some tweaks in the roster at the end of Stage 1 and before Stage 2 helped Balkan achieve that. Signing Ahmaad Rorie improved the team’s overall performance and once Christian Jones was added under the basket, The Greens from Botevgrad became a much more dangerous team as they also managed to overcome the injury of a key player like Stanimir Marinov.
In Stage 1 Balkan performed well to finish second in Group A but the team’s overall performance n the court wasn’t satisfying. That finally changed as in Stage 2 Balkan did so good that it went to Nahariya for a direct battle for the first place. The Greens lost the game, so they had to go to the ¼ final stage and meet Sigal Prishtina. Having lost Game 1 in Kosovo by just two points, Balkan did what they had to do in Game 2 and advanced to the Final 4.
As already mentioned, the fortunes of the team rely mostly on the performance of Rorie and Jones. They are the players that will have to lead their teammates but others will need to step up as well in order for Balkan to have a chance in Nahariya. The opponent in the semifinal is Maccabi Next Urban Haifa so, without doubt, a tough and interesting battle is waiting us on Friday afternoon.
RESULTS OF BC BALKAN IN DELASPORT BALKAN LEAGUE, SEASON 2021/2022
Delasport Balkan League congratulates FIBA for the 90th anniversary
Delasport Balkan League for Women to launch in season 2022-2023
84 games to be played in Season 2022-23 of Delasport Balkan League
Elitzur Ironi Netanya will join Delasport Balkan League
Maccabi Next Urban Haifa to continue in Delasport Balkan League
Delasport BIBL congratulates BC Balkan for winning the title in Bulgaria
Romania to be back to Delasport BIBL this autumn
The management of Delasport BIBL with an official meeting at the Hellenic federation
Delasport Balkan League, season 14 – the summary
Photo gallery from the Final's Awards ceremony
And the MVP of the Final 4 is...
Photo-gallery from the FINAL: Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion - Maccabi Next Urban Haifa
The Top 5 players of the season were presented with their awards
Photo-gallery from the medal ceremony for 3rd place
Photo-gallery from the game for 3/4 place BC Balkan - Ironi Rain Nahariya
Ironi Rain Nahariya leads all the way to finish in 3rd place
The season ends today - Sport 5 and RING TV to broadcast both games
Referee nominations for the final two games of the Final 4
The time for the big final has come
Nebojsa Vidic: I’m disappointed from what we showed on the court
Photo-gallery from the game Maccabi Next Urban Haifa - BC Balkan
Bryce Washington: When we do what we have to do, we are hard to beat
Photo-gallery from the game Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion - Ironi Rain Nahariya
Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion dominates the hosts to reach the final
Shay Shtriks: Now it's time to enjoy the last four games of the season
Semifinal 2 preview: Maccabi Next Urban Haifa vs BC Balkan
Semifinal 1 preview: Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion vs Ironi Rain Nahariya
Here are the referees nominations for the semifinal games
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