All Polish affair: Zastal Zielona Gora vs BM Stal Ostrow
Zastal Zielona Gora will play against BM Stal Ostrow in the first quarter-final game on Sunday, March 12. The second game will take place on Tuesday, March 21, at Ostrow.
Quick facts: Zastal Zielona Gora finished third in the Group A with four wins and two losses. Stal Ostrow took the second position in the Group B, thanks to a positive three way tie against BC Wolves and Ironi Ness Ziona.
First opponent in the Final Four: the best team from pair #4 will play against the winner of duel between Polski Cukier Start Lublin and Ironi Ness Ziona.
PLK playoffs bound
BM Stal Ostrow has a 16-6 record in the PLK, including a 9-1 win and loss ratio on the home floor. Zastal Zielona Gora has posted a 12-10 record.
BM Stal defeated Zastal, 88-72, on December 9, 2022. The second game is scheduled on April 8.
What`s at stake
There may be one, two or three Polish teams at the Final Four. Anwil Wloclawek won the 2022 ENBL championship.
Polski Cukier Start Lublin won the game one at Ironi Ness Ziona, 90-77, while King Szczecin tied the game one at KB Sigal Prishtina, 64-64.
Bryce Alford from Zastal Zielona Gora is the ninth best scorer of the regular season – he averaged 15.7 points per game.
Alen Hadzibegovič from Zastal Zielona Gora is the fifth best rebounder – he averaged 7.7 boards per game.
Mateusz Zebski tied the seventh place in the rebounders list – he averaged 7.3 rebounds per game.
BM Stal Ostrow have excellent ball handlers.
Josh Perkins has averaged 7.5 assists per game and Aigars Šķēle – 6.6 assists per game – to occupy the second and fourth place respectively.
Alen Hadzibegovič is second in blocks per game – he averaged 1.7 blocked shots.
Hadzibegovic is second in steals made – he averaged 2.3 steals per game.
Ojārs Siliņš and Josh Perkins from BM Stal Ostrow average 1.9 and 1.8 steals per game respectively.
Alen Hadzibegovič is second in two point field goals percentage – he shot 65.9 percent from the field.
Aleksander Zecevič is fifth in two point field goals percentage – he shot 62.2 percent from the field.
Josh Perkins from BM Stal Ostrow is fourth in three point field goals percentage – he shot 54.5 percent from the field.
BM Stal Ostrow averaged 81.3 per game – Zastal Zielona Gora also averaged 81.3 points per game.
BM Stal Ostrow top the table in rebounds per game – team averaged 36.3 boards.
Zastal Zielona Gora averaged 34.7 rebounds.
BM Stal Ostrow is second in assists per game – team averaged 21.4 dimes.
Zastal Zielona Gora averaged 17.5 assists.