Round-up: Kalev/Cramo and Anwil qualify for the FIBA Europe Cup last four
Photo: FIBA Europe Cup
ENBL clubs have a busy week at national and international competitions.
For example, Polski Cukier Start Lublin will play three PLK games between the first and second quarter-final game – in total, five games in 13 days, including two road trips.
Start lost the road game at Rawlplug Sokol Lancut, 72-74, on March 11.
Lublin team recovered with a 104-83 home success over Arriva Twarde Pierniki Torun on March 14 and will host Slask Wroclaw on Friday, March 17.
Ironi Ness Ziona hosted a six time Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv (1977, 1981, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2014) on Monday, March 13.
The hosts put up a fight but were outrebounded, 23-37, and suffered a 84-91 loss.
Tyler Bey scored 19 points.
D.J. Cooper impressed with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the three point line and a game high 16 (!) assists.
Shaq Buchanan chipped in with 18 points.
The Israeli team added two new players – guard/forward Travis Warech (USA/Israel/Germany) and shooting guard Tzuf Ben Moshe.
Budivelnyk Kyiv dropped the second FIBA Europe Cup quartefinals game at Cholet, 79-83, and lost the series, 152-155.
The Kyivites accumulated a 8-6 record.
Kalev/Cramo posted a 85-67 road win at Bamberg and won the series too, 165-144.
The Estonian team advanced to the last four along with the 2022 ENBL champion Anwil, Karhu Basket from Finland and Cholet from France.
Anwil Wloclawek will take on Karhu Basket with Cholet Basket facing Kalev/Cramo in the other semifinal matchup.
BC Wolves submitted a new idea to the Lithuanian Basketball league and offered to host some LKL games at the United Kingdom.
LKL board approved the idea.
The first game in the UK was planned in April 2023 – if approved by the Lithuania Basketball federation (LKF), GB Basketball and FIBA.
Unfortunately, GB Basketball denied the request at the last minute.
Meanwhile, Wolves suffered a 94-99 home loss against CBet Jonava on March 13.
KB Sigal Prishtina will play at Bashkimi on Saturday, March 18, before heading to Poland.
King Szczecin won the road game at Spojnia Stargard, 88-81, on Sunday, March 12.
Wilki Morskie will travel to Slupsk on Thursday, March 16.
Zastal Zielona Gora will host Tauron GTK Gliwice on Thursday, March 16.
BM Stal Ostrow will host Trefl Sopot on Saturday, March 18.