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National cups: Anwil, Stal, Trefl and Ness Ziona in the semifinals

The second half of February feature two series of events: national Cups and the 2023 World Cup European qualifiers for the National teams.

Poland: Anwil, Stal and Trefl advance to the semifinals

The quarterfinals delivered four surprises – the lower seeded teams won on all occasions!

The 2022 ENBL champion Anwil Wloclawek defeated PLK leader BM Stal Ostrow, 89-80.

Malik Williams had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.

The hosts Polski Cukier Start Lublin edged out Legia Warszawa, 87-86.

Cleveland Melvin led the home team with 18 points, including a 4-of-7 shooting from the three point line.

Gabe DeVoe and Klāvs Čavars added 17 points each.

Trefl Sopot held WKS Slask Wroclaw to 70 points.

Žan Tabak`s team prevailed 79-70, while Wroclaw played without head coach Andrej Urlep.

Finally King Szczecin fell at the hands of PGE Spojnia Stargard, 87-92.

Suzuki Puchar Polski, Lublin 2023

Quarterfinals, February 16-17

(3) King Szczecin 87-92 PGE Spojnia Stargard (5)

(13) Polski Cukier Start Lublin 87-86 Legia Warszawa (8)

(1) BM Stal Ostrow 80-89 Anwil Wloclawek (9)

(2) WKS Slask Wroclaw 70-79 Trefl Sopot (4)

Semifinals, February 18

PGE Spojnia Stargard vs Polski Cukier Start Lublin

Anwil Wloclawek – Trefl Sopot

Final, February 19, tipoff at 18:00


King Mindaugas Cup: Šiauliai will host Final 4

BC Wolves lost the quartefinal series against Euroleague team Žalgiris (79-95 at home, 72-91 on the road).

Šiauliai finished third in the group B – behind Nevežis Kedainiai and CBet Jonava – and didn`t qualified for the playoffs.

The Final Four will take place at the Šiauliai arena on February 18-19.

Rytas Vilnius will face CBet Jonava in the first semifinal, followed by a clash between Lietkabelis Panevezys and Žalgiris Kaunas.

Israeli Basketball State Cup

Ironi Ness Ziona won the quarterfinal game against Hapoel Be`er Sheva, 83-79, on January 14.

Elad Hassin`s team advanced to semifinal and lost against Euroleague team Maccabi Tel Aviv, 73-85, on Monday, February 13, at Jerusalem.

Ironi Ness Ziona reached State Cup semifinal for the third time in club`s history (2016, 2020, 2023).

Hapoel Jerusalem won the cup after a 67-61 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv on February 16.


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