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 1. Petrochimi 15-1 
 2. Tabriz 12-4 
 3. Naft Abadan 11-5 
 4. Mahram 11-5 
 5. Azad 7-9 
 6. Army 6-10 
 7. Yes All Gorgan 5-11 
 8. Gorgan 3-13 
 9. Ahvaz 2-14 
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 6 (Second Stage): Derby game ends with Azad's defeat of Chemidor - Apr 10, 2017


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The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tehran: Azad (#2) and Chemidor (#3). Azad (3-2) won against visiting Chemidor (2-3) 80-73. It was a good game for American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 6 assists. Irish-Australian center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) contributed with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Azad's coach Farzad Kouhian used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Daequan Cook (195-87, college: Ohio St.) replied with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Chemidor. Azad maintains second position in Group 2 with 3-2 record behind leader Petrochimi. Chemidor at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. Azad are looking forward to face league's leader Petrochimi in Bandar Imam in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chemidor will play on the road against Shahrdari Gorgan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Arak (2-2) against fourth ranked Tabriz (2-2) on Monday night. Host Arak was defeated by Tabriz in a tough game in Arak 58-67. Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Erfan Nasajpour chipped in 8 points, 6 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Tabriz's coach Mehran Hatami allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was international center Asghar Kardoust (212-86) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Tabriz moved-up to second place in Group 1, which they share with defeated Arak. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game for Petrochimi (4-1) which played road game in Kashan against 3rd ranked Kashan (2-3). First ranked Petrochimi had an easy win 92-68. Daniel Johnson notched 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 15 points by Mohammadreza Rezaei did not help to save the game for Kashan. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Petrochimi have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in Group 1 with 4-1 record. Newly promoted Kashan dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Petrochimi will meet league's second-placed Azad in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kashan will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Naft Abadan (4-1) which played road game in Tehran against 4th ranked Army (1-3). First ranked Naft Abadan managed to get a 7-point victory 64-57. The best player for the winners was Sajjad Mashayekhi who scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Army's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naft Abadan have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group 2 with 4-1 record. Army at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Group 1
Kashan - Petrochimi 68-92

An interesting game for Petrochimi (4-1) which played road game in Kashan against 3rd ranked Kashan (2-3). First ranked Petrochimi had an easy win 92-68. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-68. Petrochimi outrebounded Kashan 37-24 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Petrochimi especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Australian power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) notched 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and American swingman James White (201-82, college: Cincinnati, agency: Three Eye Sports) supported him with 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Petrochimi players scored in double figures. Even 15 points by forward Mohammadreza Rezaei (199-96) did not help to save the game for Kashan. The former international power forward Hossein Rahmati (203-93) added 15 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Petrochimi have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in Group 1 with 4-1 record. Newly promoted Kashan dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Petrochimi will meet league's second-placed Azad in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kashan will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kashan: H.Rahmati 15+2reb+1ast, M.Rezaei 15+3reb+1ast, A.Najafi 12+2reb+3ast, M.Salehi-Bozorgi 9+4reb, M.Shahrian 8+3reb+3ast, M.Soleimani 6+7reb
Petrochimi: D.Johnson 21+7reb+1ast, J.White 18+5reb+3ast, O.Sahakian 15+3reb, B.Yakhchali 10+3reb+4ast, M.Jamshidi 6+4reb+1ast, M.Atashi 6+2reb
gschID: 537381


Azad - Chemidor 80-73

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tehran: Azad (#2) and Chemidor (#3). Azad (3-2) won against visiting Chemidor (2-3) 80-73. It was a good game for American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 6 assists. Irish-Australian center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Azad's coach Farzad Kouhian used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Daequan Cook (195-87, college: Ohio St.) replied with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and K Riaie added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Chemidor. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Azad maintains second position in Group 2 with 3-2 record behind leader Petrochimi. Chemidor at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. Azad are looking forward to face league's leader Petrochimi in Bandar Imam in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chemidor will play on the road against Shahrdari Gorgan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chemidor: D.Cook 17+5reb+4ast, A.Sedighi 16+5reb+2ast, I.Zandi 13+2reb+1ast, K. Riaie 10+13reb+2ast, D.Derghokasian 9+2reb+2ast, J.Davari 6+4reb+2ast
Azad: D.Jones 20+3reb+6ast, M.Yousofvand 17+6reb, A.James Ogilvy 14+11reb+2ast, A.Armen Allahverdi 13+4reb+1ast, A.Doraghi 8+4reb+1ast, S.Hadizadeh 4+3reb
gschID: 537382


Group 2
Army - Naft Abadan 57-64

An interesting game for Naft Abadan (4-1) which played road game in Tehran against 4th ranked Army (1-3). First ranked Naft Abadan managed to get a 7-point victory 64-57. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-7. But Army won second period 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naft Abadan dominated on the defensive end, holding Army to just 7 points in first quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Army helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-94) who scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. The former international center Meisam Mirzaei (210-92) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international Arsalan Kazemi (200-90, college: Oregon) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 17 rebounds and the former international Vahid Dalirzahan (199-95) added 12 points respectively. Army's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naft Abadan have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group 2 with 4-1 record. Army at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Army: A.Kazemi 12+17reb+2ast, V.Dalirzahan 12+4reb+1ast, A.Khalilnejad 10+5reb+2ast, M.Torabi 6+5reb, M.Sheikhi 5+3reb+2ast, R.Khaleghi 5+4reb
Naft Abadan: S.Davarpanah 17+2reb+2ast, S.Mashayekhi 13+8reb+1ast, M.Mirzaei 9+12reb+1ast, R.Richards 8+9reb, M.Reza Akbari 7+4reb+1ast, D.Perkins 5+4reb
gschID: 537383


Arak - Tabriz 58-67

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Arak (2-2) against fourth ranked Tabriz (2-2) on Monday night. Host Arak was defeated by Tabriz in a tough game in Arak 58-67. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Arak won third quarter 19-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Tabriz won last quarter 18-11. Tabriz had a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Erfan Nasajpour (177-84) chipped in 8 points, 6 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Tabriz's coach Mehran Hatami allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was international center Asghar Kardoust (212-86) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and the former international Hamed Sohrabnejad (205-83) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Tabriz moved-up to second place in Group 1, which they share with defeated Arak. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Arak: H.Sohrabnejad 15+7reb, H.Afagh 11+4reb+3ast, A.Kardoust 11+11reb+1ast, A.Davoudi 9+6reb+4ast, M.Heydari 6+2ast, M.Zarei 4+2reb
Tabriz: N.Ebi 23+17reb+1ast, S.Pazrofteh 14+3reb+1ast, R.Khabazan 9+2reb+2ast, E.Nasajpour 8+4reb+6ast, V.Hajian 5+1ast, M.Ghamari 5+2reb
gschID: 537384


  




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