Pristina, the big story of the first day at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Che Bar Pristina was, without any doubt, the big story of the first at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour qualifier that takes place in the Romanian capital city.

The Kosovo team won both games of the Pool B, scoring an almost perfect 43 points in total.

With two players returning from the team that last year didn’t recorded any win in Bucharest, Fisnik Juniku and Fikret Shatri and with two new additions, Kusthrim Hyda and Fisnik Rugova, Che Bar rolled with ease over the opponents.

Juniku was unstoppable against the big Romanian favorites, Make-A-Wish and torched them with his outside shooting in a game finished 21-10. And 3×3 Andorra, couldn’t do much more against the Kosovo team, who won also the second pool game, 22-12.

Make-A-Wish won against Amstetten, to keep alive their chances to advance in the next round, final score 21-9, while the Austrian team also still hopes for a quarter final presence, after beating Andorra, 15-9.

El Palo Peak Malaga, Ognezaschita and Master Belgrade, all confirmed their seeding, winning both games of the first day.

In Pool A, Malaga, the reigning champions in Bucharest, have the first chance tomorrow against Red Village Paralimni, while Sao Paolo and We Got Game will fight for a spot in the quarter finals.

The situation is very clear in Pool C, where Ognezaschita and Ranch will battle on Sunday for the first place, while NordGym and Stiinta are already out of the contention and will play only for the W column.

In Pool D, Choco Loco will play in Mission Impossible on Sunday, against Master Belgrade, while Tbilisi can control their own destiny against Shooting Stars from Ireland, one of the most spectacular teams in the tournament, though not so efficient.

Last game from each pool will be played starting 5.00 PM, CET+1 while the Quarter Finals will start 6.40 PM. All the games from the Raiffeisen Bank court will be LIVE on

The winner of the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger 2015 will qualify for FIBA 3×3 World Tour Lausanne.


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