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 1. Petrochimi 7-0 
 2. Tabriz 6-1 
 3. Naft Abadan 6-2 
 4. Army 4-3 
 5. Mahram 4-3 
 6. Azad 3-4 
 7. Yes All Gorgan 1-6 
 8. Gorgan 1-6 
 9. Ahvaz 0-7 
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 1. Mashad 12-1 
 2. Kerman 12-2 
 3. Dezful 10-4 
 4. Ghatran KG 10-4 
 5. Mahram 8-6 
 6. Omidiyeh 8-6 
 7. Petrochimi II 8-6 
 8. Kurdistan 6-8 
 9. Khorasan 3-3 
 10. Arak 2 3-5 
 11. Mahrooban 3-5 
 12. Naft Abadan 2 3-5 
 13. Isfahan 1-5 
 14. Alborz 1-7 
 15. Arak MS 1-7 
 16. Bushehr 1-7 
 17. Ararat 1-13 
 18. Dmys Minab 1-13 
Last:2/14/2017
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Group A
 1 Al Riyadi 3-0 
 2 Petrochimi 2-1 
 3 Naft Abadan 1-2 
 4 Seraeyett 0-3 
Group B
 1 Chemidor 2-0 
 2 Sagesse 1-1 
 3 Al Mina 0-2 
Last:3/14/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dominique JONES
  Azad
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Jones, Azad28.4 
 2. Cook, Chemidor23.1 
 3. Buljan, Kashan22.5 
 4. Robinson, Petrochimi20.9 
 5. Prince, Azad19.2 
 6. Toncinic, Gorgan18.6 
 7. Hosley, Arak18.4 
 8. Gacesa, Tabriz17.2 
 9. Ogilvy, Azad15.8 
 10. Allahverdi, Shiraz a.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsalan KAZEMI
  Army
  (200-SF-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kazemi, Army11.5 
 2. Ogilvy, Azad10.6 
 3. Buljan, Kashan10.1 
 4. Williams, Tabriz9.1 
 5. Toncinic, Gorgan8.8 
 6. Hassanzadeh, Naft A.8.4 
 7. Kardoust, Arak8.3 
 8. Mirzaei, Naft A.7.7 
 9. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.7.5 
 10. Cukinas, Chemidor7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dominique JONES
  Azad
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Jones, Azad5.7 
 2. Robinson, Petrochimi4.3 
 3. Nasajpour, Tabriz4.0 
 4. Davarpanah, Naft A.3.6 
 5. Prince, Azad3.6 
 6. Perkins, Naft A.3.5 
 7. Hosley, Arak3.1 
 8. Davoudi, Arak3.0 
 9. Jamshidi, Petrochimi3.0 
 10. Allahverdi, Shiraz a.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Arak
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hosley, Arak2.9 
 2. Kazemi, Army2.7 
 3. Nasajpour, Tabriz2.7 
 4. Prince, Azad2.5 
 5. Davarpanah, Naft A.2.4 
 6. Perkins, Naft A.2.0 
 7. Mashayekhi, Naft A.1.9 
 8. Robinson, Petrochimi1.8 
 9. Afagh, Arak1.8 
 10. Jones, Azad1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Tabriz
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, Tabriz4.1 
 2. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.1.1 
 3. Taherpour, Shiraz a.1.1 
 4. Kardoust, Arak1.0 
 5. Riaie, Chemidor1.0 
 6. Toncinic, Gorgan0.9 
 7. Moradinasab, Gor.0.9 
 8. Ogilvy, Azad0.8 
 9. Soleimani, Kashan0.8 
 10. Yousofvand, Azad0.7 
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Superleague Round 14: Arak is defeated by Chemidor - Jan 13, 2017


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The most important game in the last round took place in Tehran between third ranked Arak (8-5) and sixth ranked Chemidor (7-6) on Thursday night. Arak was defeated by Chemidor in a tough game on the road 79-85. Arak was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Arak 42-30 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Arak helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Daequan Cook (195-87, college: Ohio St.) scored 31 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian power forward Povilas Cukinas (210-83) chipped in 16 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. American-Georgian forward Quinton Hosley (201-84, college: Fresno St.) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Chemidor maintains sixth position with 7-6 record. Arak at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Azad and Tabriz. Chemidor's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tehran to the arena Army.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Bandar Imam. First ranked host Petrochimi (12-1) defeated 3rd ranked Azad (8-5) 73-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Azad. American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-89, college: Georgia) notched 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and Mohammad Jamshidi supported him with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Even 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by American swingman J.P. Prince (203-87, college: Tennessee) did not help to save the game for Azad. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Petrochimi have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-1 record. Azad at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Arak and Tabriz. Petrochimi will play against league's second-placed Naft Abadan on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Azad will play against Tabriz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Shiraz a.s Pipe (0-13) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to fifth ranked Tabriz (8-5) 78-69 on Thursday evening. The best player for the winners was Sean Williams who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Tabriz's coach Mehran Hatami used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Hamzeh Aghajari produced 26 points for the hosts. Tabriz moved-up to third place, which they share with Azad and Arak. Newly promoted Shiraz a.s Pipe still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Tabriz will meet at home Azad (#4) in the next round. Shiraz a.s Pipe will play against Shahrdari Gorgan (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
9th ranked Shahrdari Gorgan (2-11) was outscored at home by second ranked Naft Abadan (10-3) with the biggest margin this round 84-49. Doron Perkins orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Naft Abadan have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-3 record having just two points less than leader Petrochimi. Shahrdari Gorgan lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. Naft Abadan's next round opponent will be league's leader Petrochimi in Bandar Imam and it will be for sure the game of the week. Shahrdari Gorgan will play at home against Shiraz a.s Pipe (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 14 Army lost to Kashan on the opponent's court 74-85.

Gorgan - Naft Abadan 49-84

9th ranked Shahrdari Gorgan (2-11) was outscored at home by second ranked Naft Abadan (10-3) with the biggest margin this round 84-49. The game without a history. Naft Abadan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Shahrdari Gorgan to just 3 points in first quarter and to 13 points in first half. Naft Abadan dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Shahrdari Gorgan's 30. Naft Abadan forced 24 Shahrdari Gorgan turnovers. American-Ivorian guard Doron Perkins (189-83, college: Santa Clara) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. British power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Naft Abadan players scored in double figures. Croatian power forward Filip Toncinic (212-84, college: Texas A&M-CC) replied with 9 points and the former international guard Majid GhasemZadeh (187-89) added 10 points in the effort for Shahrdari Gorgan. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Naft Abadan have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-3 record having just two points less than leader Petrochimi. Shahrdari Gorgan lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. Naft Abadan's next round opponent will be league's leader Petrochimi in Bandar Imam and it will be for sure the game of the week. Shahrdari Gorgan will play at home against Shiraz a.s Pipe (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Naft Abadan: R.Richards 14+5reb+3ast, M.Mirzaei 13+3reb, D.Perkins 11+11reb+4ast, S.Mashayekhi 11+1reb+1ast, A.Hossein Tatari 9+3reb, M.Hassanzadeh 9+9reb+1ast
Gorgan: M.GhasemZadeh 10+2reb+1ast, S.Mohammadi 9+1ast, F.Toncinic 9+4reb+1ast, R.Marshall 7+2reb+1ast, M.Boroun 4+1reb, M.Moradinasab 4+2reb
gschID: 520601


Petrochimi - Azad 73-66

The game between Top Four teams took place in Bandar Imam. First ranked host Petrochimi (12-1) defeated 3rd ranked Azad (8-5) 73-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Azad. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 21-10. But Azad won second period 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Petrochimi had a 25-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-89, college: Georgia) notched 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and international Mohammad Jamshidi (199-91) supported him with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Four Petrochimi players scored in double figures. Even 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by American swingman J.P. Prince (203-87, college: Tennessee) did not help to save the game for Azad. His fellow American import power forward Joseph Jones (206-86, college: Texas A&M) added 16 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Petrochimi have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-1 record. Azad at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Arak and Tabriz. Petrochimi will play against league's second-placed Naft Abadan on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Azad will play against Tabriz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Petrochimi: G.Robinson 22+5reb+6ast, R.Arghavan 12+4reb, B.Yakhchali 10+4reb+3ast, M.Jamshidi 10+6reb+3ast, M.Esmaeili 9+2reb+1ast, O.Sahakian 8+8reb
Azad: J.Prince 24+5reb+5ast, J.Jones 16+8reb+2ast, A.Baheran 13+3reb+3ast, B.Koochoie 9+2reb, A.Doraghi 2+1reb, F.Sabouri 2+4reb
gschID: 520599


Chemidor - Arak 85-79

The most important game in the last round took place in Tehran between third ranked Arak (8-5) and sixth ranked Chemidor (7-6) on Thursday night. Arak was defeated by Chemidor in a tough game on the road 79-85. Arak was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Arak 42-30 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Arak helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Daequan Cook (195-87, college: Ohio St.) scored 31 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian power forward Povilas Cukinas (210-83) chipped in 16 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. American-Georgian forward Quinton Hosley (201-84, college: Fresno St.) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Daniel Williams (195-87, college: Lewis-Clark St.) scored 17 points. Four Chemidor and five Arak players scored in double figures. Chemidor maintains sixth position with 7-6 record. Arak at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Azad and Tabriz. Chemidor's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tehran to the arena Army.
Top scorers:
Chemidor: D.Cook 31+5reb+1ast, I.Zandi 17+4reb+1ast, P.Cukinas 16+13reb+1ast, A.Sedighi 12+7reb+2ast, J.Davari 9+5reb, P.Kiani 0
Arak: D.Williams 17+2reb+3ast, Q.Hosley 17+8reb+3ast, H.Sohrabnejad 13+4reb, A.Kardoust 12+4reb, H.Afagh 11+2reb+2ast, A.Davoudi 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 520600


Shiraz a.s Pipe - Tabriz 69-78

Bottom-ranked Shiraz a.s Pipe (0-13) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to fifth ranked Tabriz (8-5) 78-69 on Thursday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Shiraz a.s Pipe won third quarter 21-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American forward Sean Williams (208-86, college: Boston Coll.) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian forward Nikola Gacesa (206-87, college: TCU) chipped in 19 points. Tabriz's coach Mehran Hatami used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Hamzeh Aghajari (185-87) produced 26 points and Amir Allahverdi added 15 points respectively for the hosts. Four Shiraz a.s Pipe players scored in double figures. Tabriz moved-up to third place, which they share with Azad and Arak. Newly promoted Shiraz a.s Pipe still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Tabriz will meet at home Azad (#4) in the next round. Shiraz a.s Pipe will play against Shahrdari Gorgan (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tabriz: N.Gacesa 19+3reb, V.Hajian 17+5ast, S.Williams 16+6reb+2ast, R.Shahbaznezhad 9+2reb, M.Ghamari 6, E.Nasajpour 4+6reb+3ast
Shiraz a.s Pipe: H.Aghajari 26+3reb+2ast, A.Allahverdi 15+2reb+3ast, S.Taherpour 14+5reb+1ast, R.Ranjbar 10+7reb+1ast, M.Ali Ghodrati 2+3reb+3ast, S.Pourkavehdehkordi 2+2reb
gschID: 520603


Kashan - Army 85-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Army's (4-9) road loss to seventh ranked Kashan (6-7) 74-85. Army was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 55-37 second half run of Kashan. They made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Army turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Army helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Montenegrin point guard Ivan Koljevic (187-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Croatian center Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU) contributed with 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international Arsalan Kazemi (200-90, college: Oregon) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and the former international Vahid Dalirzahan (199-95) added 13 points in the effort for Army. Army's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Kashan maintains seventh position with 6-7 record. Army lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with nine games lost. Kashan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Arak (#3) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Army's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tehran Chemidor.
Top scorers:
Kashan: Z.Buljan 24+9reb, M.Soleimani 23+9reb, I.Koljevic 23+7reb+9ast, M.Salehi-Bozorgi 8+1reb+2ast, M.Shahrian 6+4reb, M.Rezaei 1+3reb
Army: A.Kazemi 15+9reb, V.Dalirzahan 13+4reb+1ast, S.Foroutannik 9+5reb, M.Tavana 9, F.Aslani 7+1reb+9ast, M.Torabi 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 520602


  



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