Revenge for Levski in Samokov, good test before the Final Four in IsraelApril 17, 2012
Levski took revenge for the last two defeats from Rilski Sportist and beat them in Samokov by the score of 80-75 with one round to go in the NBL. The match was crucial for the hosts as they are fighting for third place in the final standings. However, the match for Levski was their last test before leaving for Israel for Final Four of the Balkan League, which starts on the upcoming Saturday.
Levski led throughout the whole match and had a control even in the last moments of the game when the players of Rilski Sportist were trying to turn the things around. Victory for Levski sent Rilski Sportist on the fourth place in the standings, as Yambol is already third. the Yambol. Success of Yambol in Pleven next week almost certainly means that Rilski Sportist and Levski will not meet anymore until the end of season 2011/12. Levski win was their 22 for the season in the National League, but it doesn't change the position of the team in the standings. They are second and will play against Spartak Pleven in the first round of the playoffs.
Levski played excellent first quarter, after which the score was 24-9 in their favor. The hosts responded in the second part and cut the deficit to only nine point at the half time break - 45-36. Levski were able to maintain the difference after the third quarter - 61-52 and in the last ten minutes they held well deserved victory and walked away with success after today's derby. Final score 80-75.
Very strong game for the captain of the Levski Stefan Georgiev, who finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Marcus Hall added 22 points and dished five assists while Dimitar Angelov scored 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
For the hosts again top scorer was Branko Mirkovic with 19 points. Filip Vukosavlevic and Hristo Zahariev added 14 points apiece.
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