Greene reigns supreme, Kapoulas and Flyers post first win
Updated: Oct 12
Graphic: Bristol Flyers
Brad Greene went 13-of-17 from the field as the Bristol Flyers registered convincing road win over Spartak Pleven, 90-73, on Wednesday, October 11, at the Balkanstroy hall in central Bulgaria.
Players of the game
Brad Greene (University of California at Irvine 2021) scored first two points for the Flyers.
He shined for Bristol the rest of the way and scored a game high 26 points.
Greene shot 81% inside the three point line.
Center added seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and five blocks!
Tevin Olison had 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field.
Youngstown State standout registered five rebounds and four assists.
Nikolay Stoyanov led Spartak with 18 points.
Sharpshooter was perfect from the three point line (4-of-4) and went 3-of-5 closer to the basket.
Stanimir Marinov also excelled from the deep.
Guard had 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting behind the ark.
Bristol Flyers dominated in the paint, 40-16, with Greene reigning supreme.
The Flyers were better in transition and scored 13 points on fast breaks.
British team finished the first half with a 45-38 lead.
The Flyers didn`t stopped there and doubled their points tally.
Their 50% accuracy from the three point line was important as well, because Spartak Pleven players shined from the deep.
The hosts went 16-of-36 from the three point line – it`s the third best result in the ENBL history in three pointers made.
700 spectators supported their team.
The British Basketball league opened the 2023/2024 season on September 14, while Bulgaria championship started on October 7.
Andreas Kapoulas men played their seventh game of the season, while Lyubomir Minchev and his crew entered the court for the second time.
The Bristol Flyers promoted the first Eurotrip in various ways, including an attractive pregame video.
Konstantin Toshkov put Spartak on the board, after missing first two free throws.
Rodney Purvis (UConn 2017) registered the first field goal for the hosts.
Dean Mickelson 5 December 28, 2021, Šiauliai vs Brno
Aleksandar Zečevič 5 December 22, 2022, Lublin 88-94 Zielona Gora
Brad Greene 5 October 11, 2023, Pleven 73-90 Bristol
Three points made
17/35 Anwil 116-55 Liepāja (February 9, 2022)
17/33 Trefl Sopot 92-100 Ironi Ness Ziona (December 1, 2022)
16/36 Spartak Pleven 73-90 Bristol Flyers (October 11, 2023)
Standings, as of October 11, 2023
Uniclub Casino Juventus 1-0 (+30)
Bristol Flyers 1-0 (+17)
Spartak Pleven 0-1 (-17)
Polski Cukier Start Lublin 0-1 (-30)
Hapoel Beer Sheva
Landstede Hammers Zwolle
Tartu Ulikool Maks&Moorits
Šiauliai 2-1 (-16)
Zastal Zielona Gora 1-0 (+26)
Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles 0-1 (-2)
CSO Voluntari 0-1 (-8)
Royal Liège Basket
Valmiera Glass ViA