2017–18 Armenia Basketball League A

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2017–18 Armenia Basketball League A
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 7
Dates 21 October 2017 – 18 April 2018
Final positions
Champions Artsakh
(1st title)
Runners-up Artik
Semifinalists FIMA
Urartu

The 2017–18 Armenia Basketball League A season, was the inaugural season of the new official competition of basketball first division in Armenia.

Artsakh won the title after doing a perfect 6–0 in the playoffs.

Competition format[edit]

After several negotiations, finally seven teams joined the competition, consisting in a round-robin tournament where the best teams would qualify for the playoffs. The best teams are able for qualifying to the European competitions.[1]

The regular season consisted in a double-legged round-robin tournament where the first qualified would join directly the semifinals. The other six teams would face in the quarterfinals.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2017–18 Armenia Basketball League A teams

Seven teams took part in the inaugural season of the competition.[2]

Club Place Arena
Artik Artik Artik Sports School
Artsakh Stepanakert Artsakh State University Sports Hall
Engineer Yerevan Olympavan Training Complex
FIMA Yerevan Olympavan Training Complex
Grand Sport Yerevan Grand Sport Complex
Shirak Gyumri Aram Sargsyan Sports Hall
Urartu Yerevan Olympavan Training Complex

Regular season[edit]

The regular season started on 21 October 2017 and ended on 20 February 2018.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Urartu 12 12 0 1058 766 +292 24 Qualification to semifinals
2 Artik 12 8 4 935 912 +23 20 Qualification to quarterfinals
3 FIMA 12 8 4 1029 980 +49 20
4 Artsakh 12 6 6 1003 957 +46 18
5 Shirak 12 3 9 870 960 −90 15
6 Grand Sport 12 3 9 843 976 −133 15
7 Engineer 12 2 10 717 904 −187 14

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ART ARS ENG FIM GSP SHI URA
Artik 76–88 61–48 99–89 87–69 82–71 62–88
Artsakh 77–82 82–63 88–91 110–91 88–67 69–106
Engineer 71–79 65–62 67–85 63–74 66–56 52–73
FIMA 95–87 94–83 108–66 78–57 76–75 75–103
Grand Sport 67–86 63–89 69–40 74–72 75–82 63–88
Shirak 77–80 79–101 69–53 93–98 75–73 60–76
Urartu 72–54 80–66 86–63 88–68 106–68 92–66
Source: Basketball Federation of Armenia
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

Playoffs started on 2 March 2018. Urartu, as winner of the regular season, was directly qualified for the semifinals.[3] Teams that placed better at the end of the regular season played games 1 and 3 at home.

The final was played in a double-legged format at the Mika Sports Arena, Yerevan. These games were played on 14 and 18 April 2018.

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
                
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Urartu7088
 
 
 
Artsakh7690
 
Artsakh111124
 
 
 
Shirak8191
 
Artsakh10098
 
 
 
Artik7490
 
Artik9183
 
 
 
Engineer6357
 
Artik11188
 
 
 
FIMA8774
 
FIMA88109
 
 
Grand Sport8690
 
 
Third place
 
    
 
 
 
 
Urartu102115
 
 
FIMA7870
 

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L
1 Artsakh 18 12 6
2 Artik 18 12 6
3 Urartu 16 14 2
4 FIMA 16 10 6
5 Shirak 14 3 11
6 Grand Sport 14 3 11
7 Engineer 14 2 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Արա Պողոսյան. Հասունացել էր բասկետբոլի կանոնավոր առաջնություն ունենալու պահը" (in Armenian). Armenia National Olympic Committee. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Մեկնարկում է Ա լիգայի կանոնավոր առաջնությունը" [Armenia Basketball League A, 2017-18 season launched] (in Armenian). Armsport. 20 October 2017. Archived from the original on 7 July 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Մեկնարկում է Ա լիգայի 1/4 եզրափակիչը" (in Armenian). Armenia Basketball Federation. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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