Domestic leagues: Beroe lost the first semifinal
BC Beroe started in a bad way the semifinal series in Bulgarian championship. Playing at home the team lost to Balkan 70-88 and in the same time lost its home court advantage. Game 2 will be again in Stara Zagora on Wednesday.
The hosts had a good start and in the first few minutes of the second quarter were up by 12 points. Balkan though made adjustments and not only tied the score but also went up by 7 points at the break. Early in the second half the lead reached 13 points but 12-0 run for Beroe brought them back. The visitors again answered to be up by 7 after 30 minutes and held on until the end.
Conner Frankamp had 17 points for Beroe while Tihomir Zhelev added 11.