Busy few days ahead in Delasport Balkan League
13-01-2021 | 10:31Starting from today, a total of six games will be played in Delasport Balkan League until the end of the week. Some of them will have a direct influence on the standings of Group E, and we'll also know soon one of the Israeli teams for the Second Stage in the competition.
We are starting with the game between BC Akademik Plovdiv and KK Kumanovo 2009. The hosts are first in Group E and look destined to win it. That may happen already with a victory over Kumanovo but depends on other results as well. As for the visitors we're expecting the debut of Otis Livingston and in the meantime Kumanovo will try to make a surprise and get the victory. So far it's the only team that has beaten Akademik so they'll be trying for the double in order to keep fighting for one of the top four spots in the group.
Then we'll have a Group B game between Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Gilboa Galil. It can't have an influence on the standings but nevertheless it's a good opportunity for both sides to try some new things. Thoe home will be looking to finish the Group Stage with at least one win, having lost its three gaems so far, while Gilboa Galil will be trying to finish it undefeated.
The day will finish with a match between KK TFT and KK Teodo. Both teams have just two games left and this is an extremely important one. TFT has 2-6 record and must win in order to keep its chances of reaching the Second Stage. Moreover the team will try to do it with at least 16 points difference in order to erase the deficit from the first time those teams met. On the other side of course, Teodo will be aiming for the victory in order to practically secure its spot in the Second Stage. The Tivat team has 4-4 record and a win will mean that TFT won't be able to reach them. However, also a defeat, but by no more than 15 points could also prove useful for the Montenegrin side.
On Thursday BC Beroe will host KK Kumanovo 2009. The hosts have 3-3 record and have to win in order to continue moving up the standings. Both teams will feel some fatigue as Beroe had a local league game in Tuesday while for Kumanovo will be the second one in as many days, so that could be a factor in the final minutes.
Perhaps the biggest game this week is on Friday. Hapoel Holon will host Hapoel SP Tel Aviv in a battle for the Second Stage in the competition. It will start at 14.00 hrs local time and the winner will qualify further.
The last match of the week is on Sunday and also of a huge importance. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem is welcoming Maccabi Rishon LeZion in a match that will decide the first place in Group D. The winner will go on to host Hapoel Gilboa Galil in a contest that will decide the other Israeli team in the Second Stage.
New head coach for Hapoel Gilboa Galil
Delasport BIBL: Thank you, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem!
Maccabi Rishon LeZion comes back from 18 down to win Group D
Watch LIVE Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem - Maccabi Rishon LeZion tonight on YouTube
Delasport BIBL: Thank you, Hapoel SP Tel Aviv!
Photo-gallery from the game Hapoel Holon vs Hapoel SP Tel Aviv
Defense is the key as Hapoel Holon is through to the Second Stage
Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Tel Aviv to decide the first team to the Second Stage today
Quotes after the game BC Beroe - KK Kumanovo 2009
Photo-gallery from the game BC Beroe - KK Kumanovo 2009
Beroe puts on an offensive show to defeat Kumanovo
Hapoel Jerusalem appointed a new head coach
Quotes after the game BC Akademik Plovdiv - KK Kumanovo 2009
Delasport BIBL: Thank you, Maccabi Haifa!
Photo-gallery from the game KK TFT - KK Teodo
Photo-gallery from the game Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Gilboa Galil
TFT beats Teodo to keep its chances alive
Hapoel GIlboa Galil finished unbeaten the Group Stage
Great offensive performance leads Kumanovo to the win in Plovdiv
Otis Livingston joined Kumanovo 2009
KK TFT adds two new players
The draw for the Semifinal round in Israel has been made
Delasport BIBL: Thank you, Ironi Nahariya!
Shai Segalovich: Our goal is to improve our defense
Photo-gallery from the game Hapoel Gilboa Galil - Ironi Nahariya
Hapoel Gilboa Galil holds on to defeat Ironi Nahariya and win Group B
Delasport BIBL: Thank you, Hapoel Yossi Avrahami Eilat!
Delasport BIBL: Thank you, Bnei Herzliya!
Delasport BIBL: Thank you, Hapoel Haifa!
|19 Jan 2021
KK Ibar Rozaje
Stara Zagora | Obshtinska19 Jan 2021 18.00
|BC Beroe||LIVE||KK Ibar Rozaje|
Rishon LeZion | Beit Maccabi20 Jan 2021 19.00
|Maccabi Rishon LeZion||Hapoel Gilboa Galil B.C.|
|Sport 5, YouTube|
Plovdiv | Complex Sila21 Jan 2021 18.00
|BC Akademik Plovdiv||KK Ibar Rozaje|
Tivat | S.C. Zupa26 Jan 2021
|KK Teodo||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||BC Beroe|
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||6 - 2||14|
|2||KK Teodo||4 - 5||13|
|3||KK TFT||3 - 6||12|
|4||BC Beroe||4 - 3||11|
|5||KK Kumanovo 2009||3 - 4||10|
|6||KK Ibar Rozaje||3 - 3||9|