Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg wins A Bundesliga title - May 24, 2012
Finals, Game 4: Klosterneuburg - Gmunden 67-55 (3-1)
Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg is the new champion of Austrian A Bundesliga. They outplayed Gmunden tonight 67-55 winning the Finals with almost perfect 3-1. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and increased it for rest of the game. American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) fired 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (206-79) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Morris Curry (178-87, college: Providence) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Klosterneuburg was the second ranked team in regular season with 21-9 record. They eliminated Furstenfeld in the Quarterfinals with 3-2. Later, Klosterneuburg edged Kapfenberg in the Semis 3-1. Gmunden was the regular season champion and they had a home court advantage in the Finals, but it didn't help.
The medical departments of both teams did a great job overnight, except for Thomas Stelzer, who fails at Gmunden, with his broken nose, chipped actors are all there. For the Swans it is still a change in the starting lineup. In a well-filled park Gssinger active Enis Murati starts in place of Florian Schninger together with Poiger, Mayer, Curry and Oppland. The UBSC starts 'default' with Schaal, Ambrose, Moric, Stegnjaic and Grum. Both teams come into the game slowly, in the fourth minute we stop at 4:4. At 6:8 (5) is the first time ahead of Gmunden, at 11:8 for the UBSC there are the first (Gmunden) break (6th). Even then it continues with intensive and low hit rates. It remains tight after 10 minutes is the UBSC ahead by 1. The second quarter starts with 6 points and the first Gmunden Graz timeout with 14:18 (12th). In the state it remains until the 14th Minute, then on both sides met again after 17 minutes, we better hold on the next draw, 23:23. A series of three-pointers taken away then brings the swans to 26:34 (19), with 8 points ahead of Gmunden, it goes into the cabin.
The first basket after the break makes the UBSC, then the Swans to extend their lead at 32:44 but can. This results in the 23 Minute to the next break in Graz. But this does not detract from the dominance of Gmunden, therefore, asks UBSC steel pit-head coach just 2 minutes later with the score at 34:48 for the next meeting. The fruiting better now, Christopher Knox, shortened single-handedly to 40:48 (26). The UBSC now defended zone, it knows Gmunden no answer, but they can become even prevent further Grazer success. Only in the 28th Minutes following the 41:48 and 43:48. Now the swans can break their lock and basket with 9-point lead going into the fourth quarter. This projection is melting up to the 33rd Minutes to 50:56 and in the 35th Double-digit minutes (50:64). Now the Grazer no recipe found on the offensive and are mainly due to an outstanding Matthias Mayer at this stage that presents Gmunden at 52:69. Two of the three UBSC 58:69 to arrive too late, his success Gmunden can play safely home. Quotes: Peter Stahl, Head Coach of the UBSC: 'Congratulations to the Swans, they deserved to win. I think the decision has been made ??in the first half, when we actually had control of the game and then completely open with three three-pointers allowed the Swans, which draw on +8. In such a tough tournament against such an experienced team, it is hard to catch up then. The fact that we have lost by 16 then, was the fact that we had to finally take risk. The rise may or may not. ' Mathias Fischer, head coach of the Swans: 'First, a compliment to our opponents, Graz has called us 38 minutes full. I am proud of my team, as they came back after the tough last games. It is difficult to single out someone is to highlight the team, they worked great this weekend. ' the thrower: Stegnjaic 10, Ambrose, R. Lanegger, Knox, both 9, Moric, Grum of 8, 4 Schaal, A. Lanegger 1 Curry and 16 D. Oppland 15, Mayer 12, Murati 11, Poiger 10, Arnold 6, Schninger 3, M. 1 Oppland.
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All-Star Game 2012: International All-Stars team grabs 103-105 OT win, Anthony Shavies MVP - Apr 6, 2012
Austrian All-Stars - International All-Stars 103-105 OT
Austrian All-Star Game 2012 was played last night. International All-Stars team grabbed 103-105 overtime victory against the Austrian All-Stars squad. It was a real spectacle and fans could enjoy watching the best players of Austrian league this season. Anthony Shavies (191-G-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Missouri St.) led the winners in scoring with 19 points and he dished out 6 assists. Joe Werner (201-C-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) had double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Jeremy Fears (196-G-85, college: Bradley) and Joe Dean Shaw (199-F-87, college: Nevada) netted 14 points each. Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 33 points and 8 rebounds for Austrian All-Stars team. Thomas Schreiner (195-G-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management) was close to triple-double with 17 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds, and Aleksandar Djuric (210-F/C-82) added 15 pts, plus 14 boards. Quarters: 10-10, 33-37, 71-73, 95-95, 103-105 OT. Anthony Shavies was named MVP of this event. Todd Brown won the Dunking Contest. Ali Farokhmanesh was the winner of 3-point Shootout Contest.
Allianz Swans Gmunden is the winner of Austrian Supercup 2011. They cruised past BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers 82-61 to win the first trophy this season. Sharaud Curry (178-G-87, college: Providence) was the leading scorer in victory with 20 points. Dan Oppland (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Valparaiso) also was great registering double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Robert Arnold (198-F, college: Boise St.) helped with 16 points. On the other side, Furstenfeld got 12 points and 8 boards from Bryant Matthews (201-G/F-82, college: Virginia Tech). Timothy Burnette (188-G-82, college: Tarleton St.) stopped to 11 points and 6 assists. Gmunden took control on their rivals from the beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 16-11, 20-9, 21-19, 25-22. Austrian top division starts next weekend. Gmunden will host UBSC Graz, while Furstenfeld will meet Klosterneuburg on the road.
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