The Chernomorets team continues without a mistake even after the fifth round in the National Basketball League (NBL). Burgazlii remain the only undefeated team after winning the regional derby with Yambol 86:62 (32:12, 24:9, 13:24, 17:17).
The basketball players of head coach Vasil Evtimov decided everything in the match even before the break, at which they led with a 35-point difference at 56:21.
In the second half, the visitors from Yambol reduced some of their passive, but remained very far from achieving a turnaround.
Tony Trocha-Morelos was the top scorer for the winners with 18 points. The national player Andrey Ivanov added 14 more.
In Yambol’s team, which has a balance of two wins and three losses, the most useful player in the match was Taylor Curry, who scored 15 points.
The Northwest derby between Balkan and Spartak Pleven developed much more dramatically. In Botevgrad, the champions won 89:85 (24:21, 20:16, 19:23, 26:25) and achieved their fourth success in the NBL this season.
The “Greens” from Botevgrad had a lead of 7 points at 44:37 at the end of the first half, but with a three-pointer by Rodney Purvis in the first seconds of the last quarter, Spartak equalized at 63:63. A few minutes followed with a constant exchange of leadership, but at the end of the match, Balkan managed to show better concentration.
Four consecutive free throws by captain Dimitar Dimitrov allowed Balkan to take the lead with 82:79. This was followed by a three-pointer by Carl Lipps, with which the home team pulled away with four points at 85:81 with less than a minute to go.
Twelve seconds before the end, Nikolay Stoyanov brought Pleven back to within two points of my opponent, but again Lips from the penalty line sealed victory for his team.
The top scorer for Balkan was Karl Lipps with 25 points. Malik Topin added 23 more, and Dimitar Dimitrov remained with 15.
In the ranks of Spartak, Nikolay Stoyanov distinguished himself with 22 points and one hundred percent shooting from the field. Rodney Purvis scored another 15 points, and Andrew Gordon finished with 13.
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