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A Standings
 1. Oberwart 21-11 
 2. Wels 18-14 
 3. Arkadia 18-14 
 4. Vienna 17-15 
 5. Furstenfeld 17-15 
 6. Klosterneuburg 17-15 
 7. Kapfenberg 15-17 
 8. Gmunden 13-19 
 9. UBSC Graz 8-24 
Expelled
 1. Gussing 29-4 
Last:4/20/2016
2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Dragons 17-3 
 2. Rocks 16-4 
 3. KOS 13-7 
 4. Raiders 13-7 
 5. Mustangs 11-9 
 6. Garnets 9-11 
 7. Flames 8-12 
 8. BBU S. 7-13 
 9. Timberwolves 7-13 
 10. Piraten 6-14 
 11. Dornbirn 3-17 
Last:3/12/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Fabricio VAY
  Arkadia
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Vay, Arkadia20.4 
 2. Diggs, Oberwart20.3 
 3. Car, Furstenfeld17.8 
 4. Shaw, Kapfenberg17.6 
 5. Pelko, UBSC G.16.0 
 6. Trmal, Arkadia15.6 
 7. Cooke, Klostern.15.4 
 8. Gaidys, UBSC G.15.4 
 9. Watts, Gussing15.1 
 10. Lamesic, Wels14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Povilas GAIDYS
  UBSC G.
  (208-C-91)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Gaidys, UBSC G.9.5 
 2. Fairell, Vienna9.2 
 3. Rados, Klostern.8.7 
 4. Vay, Arkadia8.1 
 5. Kramer, Kapfenberg7.6 
 6. Lee, Bohemios7.5 
 7. McLaughlin, Gmund.7.4 
 8. Diggs, Oberwart7.4 
 9. Cooke, Klostern.7.2 
 10. Carter, Wels7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Boban TOMIC
  Krka
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Tomic, Krka6.9 
 2. Danek, Arkadia6.7 
 3. Friedrich, Gmunden6.0 
 4. O'Neal, Wels5.3 
 5. Lowe, Klostern.5.1 
 6. Vujosevic, Vienna5.0 
 7. Car, Furstenfeld4.9 
 8. Woschank, Kapfe.4.9 
 9. Schaal, UBSC G.4.7 
 10. Okorie, London L.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.2 
 2. Diggs, Oberwart2.1 
 3. Pelko, UBSC G.1.8 
 4. Vujosevic, Vienna1.5 
 5. Wright, Wels1.4 
 6. Lowe, Klostern.1.4 
 7. Wallace, Wels1.4 
 8. Klepeisz, Gussing1.3 
 9. Blazan, Gmunden1.3 
 10. Cooke, Klostern.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris FERGUSON
  Oberwart
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ferguson, Oberwart1.7 
 2. Lee, Bohemios1.4 
 3. Chumakov, Fursten.1.1 
 4. Ware, Furstenfeld1.0 
 5. Johnson, Gmunden0.9 
 6. Tarolis, Arkadia0.9 
 7. Rados, Klostern.0.9 
 8. Maravic, Vienna0.7 
 9. Vay, Arkadia0.7 
 10. Chan, Wels0.7 
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Game 2 (Finals)

Oberwart 55% May.29 Wels
A Bundesliga Round 8: Gmunden Swans hand first loss to BC Vienna - Nov 19, 2012


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The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated BC Vienna (7-1) on the court of sixth ranked Gmunden Swans on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Gmunden Swans 93-76. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BC Vienna. The game without a history. Gmunden Swans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American point guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds for BC Vienna. Gmunden Swans have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BC Vienna at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Gmunden Swans is looking forward to face UBSC Graz (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. BC Vienna will play against St.Polten (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Klosterneuburg. Fourth ranked Xion Dukes (5-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-ranked Raiffeisen Wels (5-3) 80-78 in the game for the second place. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Kevin Payton who added 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Bosnian guard Mirza Ahmetbasic (193-87, college: Abil.Christian, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 25 points. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Wels. Xion Dukes will play against Kapfenberg Bulls (#5) on the road in the next round. Raiffeisen Wels will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and hope to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Gussing Knights (4-3) against ninth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (3-4) on Sunday night. Host Gussing Knights were defeated by Furstenfeld Panthers in a tough game in Gussing 73-79. The winners were led by Maurice Pearson who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds. Even 14 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists by Thomas Klepeisz did not help to save the game for Gussing Knights. Furstenfeld Panthers have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with UBSC Graz. Loser Gussing Knights dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Furstenfeld Panthers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gussing Knights will play against Arkadia Lions (#11) in Traiskirchen and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to seventh ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (4-3) 98-77. The best player for the winners was Joe Dean Shaw who scored 27 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Arkadia Lions at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg and it may be the game of the week. Arkadia Lions will play at home against Gussing Knights (#6) and hope to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 8 Oberwart beat St.Polten on the road 80-69.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Mario Edwards of Oberwart.


Klosterneub. - Wels 80-78

Important game to mention about took place in Klosterneuburg. Fourth ranked Xion Dukes (5-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-ranked Raiffeisen Wels (5-3) 80-78 in the game for the second place. Raiffeisen Wels were ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 29-18 charge of Xion Dukes, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Raiffeisen Wels 48-20 including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and international guard Kevin Payton (196-86, college: Minnesota) who added 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Five Xion Dukes players scored in double figures. Bosnian guard Mirza Ahmetbasic (193-87, college: Abil.Christian, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 25 points and American forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-85, college: Boise St., agency: Interperformances) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Wels. Xion Dukes will play against Kapfenberg Bulls (#5) on the road in the next round. Raiffeisen Wels will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Wels: M.Ahmetbasic 25+2reb+1ast, T.Tiedeman 18+4reb+4ast, D.Lamesic 16+6reb+1ast, A.Farokhmanesh 8+3reb+7ast, D.Washington 6+4reb+2ast, R.Vieider 5+1reb
Klosterneub.: M.Lanegger 18+12reb+3ast, K.Payton 16+10reb+1ast, R.Suljanovic 14+5reb+3ast, C.Bobb 12+8reb+3ast, J.Chappell 11+7reb+2ast, D.Zeleznik 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 179605


Arkadia - Kapfenberg 77-98

Bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to seventh ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (4-3) 98-77. It looked good early as Arkadia Lions took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Kapfenberg Bulls had a 21-11 second period charge getting the lead and Arkadia Lions were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-98. They outrebounded Arkadia Lions 37-23 including a 13-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Kapfenberg Bulls especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) who scored 27 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Deteri Mayes (189-74, college: Murray St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 25 points. Four Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) produced 24 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Maximilian Graf (196-88) added 21 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Arkadia Lions at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg and it may be the game of the week. Arkadia Lions will play at home against Gussing Knights (#6) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Arkadia: R.Spasojevic 24+5reb+3ast, M.Graf 21+3reb+4ast, J.Blazevic 16+5reb+1ast, P.Gamaleri 5+5reb, B.Guettl 4+1ast, T.Stadelmann 4+3reb+1ast
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 27+5reb+3ast, D.Mayes 25+4reb, F.Kramer 14+5reb, M.Sanchez 12+12reb+2ast, G.Woods 9+2reb, D.Nelson 9+6reb
gschID: 179607


Gussing - Furstenfeld 73-79

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Gussing Knights (4-3) against ninth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (3-4) on Sunday night. Host Gussing Knights were defeated by Furstenfeld Panthers in a tough game in Gussing 73-79. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 28-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Furstenfeld Panthers made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds and Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) supported him with 22 points. Even 14 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists by international point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) did not help to save the game for Gussing Knights. American forward Marcus Heard (201-84, college: De Paul) added 10 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. Four Furstenfeld Panthers and five Gussing Knights players scored in double figures. Furstenfeld Panthers have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with UBSC Graz. Loser Gussing Knights dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Furstenfeld Panthers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gussing Knights will play against Arkadia Lions (#11) in Traiskirchen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Gussing: T.Klepeisz 14+7reb+9ast, S.Koch 13+6reb+1ast, M.Klepeisz 13+3reb+1ast, E.Kadic 12+5reb+1ast, B.Weber 10+6reb, M.Heard 10+9reb+2ast
Furstenfeld: S.Grum 22+2reb+2ast, M.Pearson 19+16reb, T.Sally 14+6reb, C.Cox 10+6reb+3ast, L.O'Neal 8+2reb+2ast, B.Cresnar 4+1reb
gschID: 179606


Gmunden - BC Vienna 93-76

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated BC Vienna (7-1) on the court of sixth ranked Gmunden Swans on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Gmunden Swans 93-76. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BC Vienna. The game without a history. Gmunden Swans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American point guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Brown is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BC Vienna. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Gmunden Swans have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BC Vienna at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Gmunden Swans is looking forward to face UBSC Graz (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. BC Vienna will play against St.Polten (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: Z.Rakocevic 16+9reb+2ast, B.Danek 14+1reb+2ast, S.Ray 14+6reb+3ast, F.Trmal 12+7reb, S.Stazic 12+3reb, I.Boylan 8+3reb+3ast
Gmunden: R.Arnold 20+5reb+2ast, J.Brown 17+5reb+6ast, C.Novas 13+2reb+1ast, D.Oppland 13+6reb+1ast, R.Poiger 11+4reb+4ast, M.Mayer 10+12reb+2ast
gschID: 179604


St.Polten - Oberwart 69-80

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (4-3) beat on the road 10th ranked St.Polten (1-6) 80-69. The game was mostly controlled by Redwell Gunners Oberwart. St.Polten was better in fourth quarter 24-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Mario Edwards (191-88, college: Co.Carolina) who scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Darnell Gant (203-89, college: Washington) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Redwell Gunners Oberwart players scored in double figures. Serbian swingman Maksim Kovacevic (199-87) produced 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Thomas Csebits (192-89) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. Redwell Gunners Oberwart moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. St.Polten lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with six games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart's next round opponent will be higher ranked Raiffeisen Wels (#3) at home and it may be the game of the week. St.Polten will play against the league's leader BC Vienna (#1) in Wien.
Top scorers:
St.Polten: M.Kovacevic 21+5reb+5ast, T.Csebits 11+3reb+1ast, I.Bozic 10+1reb+1ast, M.Pinezich 9+1reb+3ast, M.Kohlmaier 8+4reb, M.Gunka 6+5reb
Oberwart: M.Edwards 28+5reb+5ast, D.Gant 19+5reb, I.Djerman 10+2reb, H.Ochsenhofer 10+8ast, M.Wenzl 6, J.Johnson 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 179603
  




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