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Jump for joy: Svendborg Rabbits earn the first win

There are no winless teams in the Group A anymore as the Svendborg Rabbits jumped over Spartak Pleven, 83-77, on Wednesday, January 17, at the Rise Sparekasse arena.

Players of the game

Jaedon Elliott Willis led the Svendborg Rabbits with 21 points.

Hameir Wright posted 16 points on 5/11 shooting from the field and a perfect 4/4 from the charity stripe.

Forward added six rebounds.

Kevin Marfo had a double-double.

Quinnipiac big man posted 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Andreas Mortensen chipped in with 15 points.

Alex Lomax scored a game high 25 points for Spartak Pleven.

Memphis guard added 10 rebounds and three assists.

Tsvetomir Chernokozhev had 23 points and nine rebounds.

Denislav Vutev scored 17 points.

Key stats

Spartak Pleven relied on a six player rotation.

Nikolay Stoyanov, Rodney Purvis, Bryant Thomas and Konstantin Toshkov were not available.

Svendborg outrebounded Pleven, 45-32, also in offensive rebounds, 11-5.

Both teams shot 44 percent from the field, 30/67 vs 30/67.

Svendborg reserves outscored Pleven, 25-0.

Game notes

Svendborg Rabbits improved to 1-5, while Spartak Pleven dropped to 1-5.

Mads Andersen and his men posted their first win in the ENBL.

The Rabbits have won four straight games at home, including three wins in Basketligaen.

Svendborg Rabbits are 1-2 on the home floor in the ENBL.

Spartak Pleven are 0-3 on the road.

ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream


Four best teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs (A1-B4, A2-B3, A3-B2, A4-B1).

The 2024 playoffs – home and away, best-of-two series – will take place from February 1 until March 20.

The 2024 Final Four will take place on April 9-10.

Standings, as of January 17, 2024

Group A

Uniclub Casino Juventus 5-0 (+87) Qualified

Bakken Bears Aarhus 4-1 (+61)

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits 4-1 (+57)

Bristol Flyers 3-3 (+39)

Polski Cukier Start Lublin 2-3 (-11)

Landstede Hammers Zwolle 1-3 (-44)

Svendborg Rabbits 1-5 (-133)

Spartak Pleven 1-5 (-56)

Group B

CSO Voluntari 5-1 (+67) Qualified

Royal Liège Basket 4-1 (+68)

Zastal Zielona Gora 4-1 (+25)

Šiauliai 4-1 (+39)

Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles 2-2 (+12)

Keila Coolbet 2-4 (-39)

Basket Brno 1-5 (-58)

Valmiera Glass ViA 0-7 (-114)

Tie-breaker 1: Zielona Gora vs Šiauliai 1-0, +26.

Tie-breaker 2: Šiauliai vs Newcastle 1-0, +2.

Tie-breaker 3: Šiauliai vs Voluntari 1-0, +8.

Tie-breaker 4: Liège vs Zielona Gora 1-0, +23.

Tie-breaker 5: Voluntari vs Liège 1-0, +21.

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