Hapoel Altshuler Shaham Beer Sheva/Dimona is the new champion!
01-05-2023 | 09:51Hapoel Altshuler Shaham Beer Sheva/Dimona was crowned 2022/23 Delasport Balkan League Champion!
The Israeli team won a great final game against KB Peja with 101-95.
Hapoel Beer Sheva started the game much better both in offense and defense. Ben Moore dominated the floor in the first minutes scoring easy baskets all the way, while on the other end, KB Peja was turning the ball too often.
Beer Sheva led by as many as 13 in the first quarter and at the beginning of the second made it 17 up.
About that time KB Peja managed to tighten the defense and David Joseph tuned in the hot hand from the semifinal. A great run by the Kosovo team cut the lead to just 6 at the break - 59-53.
For a moment Beer Sheva took better advantage after the restart but KB Peja was there to cut it again and by the half of that quarter managed to take the lead.
From there on it was a total whirlwind with many lead changes and few draws. Both teams went toe to toe until the end when decisive baskets by Greg Witthington and David Efiyani closed it for Beer Sheva.
KB Peja missed a great deal of 16 free throws, from 34 attempts. Despite getting 17 offensive rebounds, this proves to be the key to the loss.
Efiyani went on to be the Finals MVP, finishing the trophy game with 30 points. Whittington added 23 and Ben Moore - 18.
David Joseph had a second Final 4 game with 30+ points, nailing 31. Brad Waldow had 23 and 15 rebounds, and Jalen Tate - 21.
Shay Shtriks: When you have good people with you all can be done!
Photo gallery from the final and 2022/2023 Final 4 Award Ceremony
Lior Lubin: You can't get used to winning
David Efiyani: We played for each other
Rami Hadar: My players played hard
David Joseph: We played hard
Boiko Milenkov: The positive thing is that the hall is full
Robert Georgiev: I want to congratulate the team for the character we showed
Hard-fought bronze for Beroe
Ioannis Agrafiotis: I expect a great final
Lior Lubin: Everyone wants to win titles no matter where they play
Rami Hadar: We're looking forward to the big final
Boiko Milenkov: We have to apologize to the people
Huge scoring game sent Hapoel Beer Sheva to the Final
Stara Zagora municipality welcomed Final 4
It's time for Final 4!
Shay Shtriks: This was the most challenging season
Delasport Balkan League Final 4 to be tv broadcasted in all four participant countries
David Efianayi praises Delasport Balkan League: We are in the Final 4 and now it's about just winning the whole thing
Happy Easter to the Orthodox world!
Referees from North Macedonia, Greece and Montenegro to officiate Final Four
Schedule of games for Final Four
Delasport Balkan League unveils Final Four logo for 2022/23
Stara Zagora to host Final 4 tournament for 2022/23
Final standings in Delasport Balkan League Regular Season 22/23
KK Milenijum Kodio ends regular season with home win against Beroe
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|Delasport Balkan League 2022/2023 Regular Season|
|1||Hapoel Altshuler Shaham Beer Sheva/Dimona||13 - 1||27|
|2||KB Peja||11 - 3||25|
|3||BC Beroe||7 - 8||22|
|4||KK Milenijum Kodio||4 - 10||18|
|5||BC Budivelnyk Kyiv||6 - 5||13|
|6||KB Bashkimi||3 - 8||11|
|7||BC Levski 2014||1 - 10||9|