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 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
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 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
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Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
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 Fabricio VAY
  Arkadia
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Vay, Arkadia20.4 
 2. Diggs, Oberwart20.0 
 3. Car, Furstenfeld17.8 
 4. Shaw, Kapfenberg17.6 
 5. Pelko, UBSC G.16.0 
 6. Trmal, Arkadia15.6 
 7. Gaidys, UBSC G.15.4 
 8. Cooke, Klostern.15.4 
 9. Watts, Gussing15.1 
 10. Klette, Gmunden14.8 
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, Oberwart7.3 
 9. Cooke, Klostern.7.2 
 10. Carter, Wels7.0 
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, Wels5.2 
 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: 2.3
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.3 
 2. Diggs, Oberwart2.0 
 3. Pelko, UBSC G.1.8 
 4. Vujosevic, Vienna1.5 
 5. Lowe, Klostern.1.4 
 6. Wallace, Wels1.4 
 7. Wright, Wels1.4 
 8. Cooke, Klostern.1.3 
 9. Blazan, Gmunden1.3 
 10. Klepeisz, Gussing1.3 
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. Tarolis, Arkadia0.9 
 6. Rados, Klostern.0.9 
 7. Johnson, Gmunden0.9 
 8. Chan, Wels0.7 
 9. Vay, Arkadia0.7 
 10. Maravic, Vienna0.7 

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A Bundesliga Round 14: Gmunden Swans beat Xion Dukes in the most crucial game of the week - Dec 27, 2012


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An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Klosterneuburg. Second ranked Gmunden Swans faced 4th ranked Xion Dukes. Guests from Gmunden (10-3) defeated host Xion Dukes (8-5) 74-65. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-10. But Xion Dukes won second period 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gmunden Swans forced 20 Xion Dukes turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Xion Dukes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Robert Arnold (198-F-88, college: Boise St.) who scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Xion Dukes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Gmunden Swans have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-3 record behind leader BC Vienna, which they share with Kapfenberg. Defending champion Xion Dukes keep the fourth place with five games lost. Gmunden Swans is looking forward to face Raiffeisen Wels (#6) at home in the next round. Xion Dukes will play against Arkadia Lions in Traiskirchen and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Leader BC Vienna delivered the eleventh victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (5-7) 90-79 in Wien. American forward Jean Francois (197-80, college: Georgia South, agency: I.D.S. Law) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Shawn Ray contributed with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Cor-J Cox (195-90, college: Miss.Valley St.) replied with 18 points for Furstenfeld Panthers. BC Vienna have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-1 record. Furstenfeld Panthers at the other side keep the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Oberwart. BC Vienna will play against Gussing Knights (#5) on the road in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Wels was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (10-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Raiffeisen Wels (6-7). Kapfenberg Bulls managed to secure a 6-point victory 75-69 on Wednesday. Mark Sanchez scored 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. DeVaughn Washington responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Kapfenberg Bulls have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Gmunden. Loser Raiffeisen Wels keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Raiffeisen Wels will play against the league's second-placed Gmunden Swans (#2) in Gmunden and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Graz. Local UBSC Graz (5-8) outscored 11th ranked Arkadia Lions (1-12) 99-73. Eric Gilchrese notched 27 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. UBSC Graz maintains ninth position with 5-8 record. Arkadia Lions at the other side stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. UBSC Graz's next round opponent will be St.Polten (#10) on the road. Arkadia Lions will play against Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg.

In the last game of round 14 St.Polten was defeated by Gussing in a road game 72-67.


UBSC Graz - Arkadia 99-73

The game with biggest result difference took place in Graz. Local UBSC Graz (5-8) outscored 11th ranked Arkadia Lions (1-12) 99-73. It looked good early as Arkadia Lions took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then UBSC Graz had a 28-17 second period charge getting the lead and Arkadia Lions were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-99. UBSC Graz forced 22 Arkadia Lions turnovers. American point guard Eric Gilchrese (183-87, college: New Hampshire) notched 27 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and forward Reinhard Lanegger (196-81) supported him with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Gilchrese is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four UBSC Graz players scored in double figures. Even 15 points and 9 rebounds by Argentinian-Italian center Matias Bortolin (205-93, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Arkadia Lions. Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. UBSC Graz maintains ninth position with 5-8 record. Arkadia Lions at the other side stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. UBSC Graz's next round opponent will be St.Polten (#10) on the road. Arkadia Lions will play against Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg.
Top scorers:
UBSC Graz: E.Gilchrese 27+1reb+6ast, R.Lanegger 17+5reb+2ast, C.Knor 15+2reb, M.Stegnjaic 13+7reb+1ast, M.Markovic 7+2reb, D.Miletic 6+1reb+2ast
Arkadia: R.Spasojevic 16+4reb+2ast, M.Bortolin 15+9reb+3ast, M.Pajovic 8+5reb, J.Blazevic 7+1reb+1ast, P.Gamaleri 7+3reb, S.Gmeiner 6+1ast
gschID: 229465


Wels - Kapfenberg 69-75

The game in Wels was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (10-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Raiffeisen Wels (6-7). Kapfenberg Bulls managed to secure a 6-point victory 75-69 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 22-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) scored 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American forward DeVaughn Washington (202-89, college: Ohio, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American-Iranian point guard Ali Farokhmanesh (183-88, college: N.Iowa, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Kapfenberg Bulls have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Gmunden. Loser Raiffeisen Wels keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Raiffeisen Wels will play against the league's second-placed Gmunden Swans (#2) in Gmunden and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 16+7reb+1ast, M.Sanchez 16+9reb, D.Mayes 15+1reb+1ast, D.Nelson 12+6reb, Q.Pryor 10+3reb+2ast, G.Woods 6+4reb+5ast
Wels: D.Gonzalvez 15+3reb, D.Washington 14+8reb+1ast, A.Farokhmanesh 13+5reb+4ast, D.Lamesic 11+5reb, T.Tiedeman 10+4reb+7ast, C.Hallett 4+2reb
gschID: 229464


Klosterneub. - Gmunden 65-74

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Klosterneuburg. Second ranked Gmunden Swans faced 4th ranked Xion Dukes. Guests from Gmunden (10-3) defeated host Xion Dukes (8-5) 74-65. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-10. But Xion Dukes won second period 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gmunden Swans forced 20 Xion Dukes turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Xion Dukes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) who scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Xion Dukes players scored in double figures. Xion Dukes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Gmunden Swans have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-3 record behind leader BC Vienna, which they share with Kapfenberg. Defending champion Xion Dukes keep the fourth place with five games lost. Gmunden Swans is looking forward to face Raiffeisen Wels (#6) at home in the next round. Xion Dukes will play against Arkadia Lions in Traiskirchen and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: R.Arnold 18+6reb, D.Oppland 16+6reb, J.Brown 14+2reb+2ast, R.Poiger 7+4reb+3ast, E.Murati 7+4reb+2ast, M.Mayer 5+6reb+3ast
Klosterneub.: C.Bobb 19+7reb+1ast, R.Suljanovic 12+7reb, K.Payton 11+6reb, M.Lanegger 10+2reb+5ast, C.Greimeister 6, L.Sallomon 5+1reb
gschID: 229463


BC Vienna - Furstenfeld 90-79

Leader BC Vienna delivered the eleventh victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (5-7) 90-79 in Wien. The game was mostly controlled by BC Vienna. Furstenfeld Panthers was better in fourth quarter 25-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Furstenfeld Panthers 37-24 including 27 on the defensive glass. American forward Jean Francois (197-80, college: Georgia South, agency: I.D.S. Law) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Cor-J Cox (195-90, college: Miss.Valley St.) replied with 18 points and Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) added 14 points in the effort for Furstenfeld Panthers. Four BC Vienna and five Furstenfeld Panthers players scored in double figures. BC Vienna have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-1 record. Furstenfeld Panthers at the other side keep the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Oberwart. BC Vienna will play against Gussing Knights (#5) on the road in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: J.Francois 22+6reb+2ast, S.Ray 19+10reb, Z.Rakocevic 16+4reb, I.Boylan 10+1reb+9ast, S.Stazic 8+7reb+5ast, T.Gaspar 6+2reb+1ast
Furstenfeld: C.Cox 18+4reb+1ast, S.Grum 14+2reb+2ast, P.Radakovics 12+5ast, L.O'Neal 11+3reb+1ast, B.Cresnar 11+6reb+1ast, T.Sally 8+4reb
gschID: 229462


Gussing - St.Polten 72-67

There was no surprise when 10th ranked St.Polten (2-11) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Gussing Knights (7-6) 72-67. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. St.Polten was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 25-11 charge of Gussing Knights, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 20 St.Polten turnovers. 31 personal fouls committed by St.Polten helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) notched 12 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and international forward Sebastian Koch (202-88) supported him with 16 points. Gussing Knights' coach Radomir Mijanovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 13 points by the former international center Martin Kohlmaier (218-84) did not help to save the game for St.Polten. The former international forward Martin Speiser (202-83) added 12 points for the guests. Gussing Knights maintains fifth position with 7-6 record. St.Polten lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 11 games lost. Gussing Knights' next round opponent will be league's leader BC Vienna in Wien and it may be quite challenging game. St.Polten will play at home against UBSC Graz (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gussing: S.Koch 16+4reb+2ast, E.Kadic 14+1ast, T.Klepeisz 12+7reb+8ast, M.Heard 7+3reb+1ast, H.Rahman 6+4reb, M.Jandrasits 6+2reb
St.Polten: M.Kohlmaier 13+4reb+1ast, M.Speiser 12+3reb+3ast, M.Kovacevic 11+1reb+2ast, A.Worenz 9+2reb+1ast, M.Pinezich 8+4reb+1ast, I.Bozic 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 229461
  




Simon
Finzgar
Raiders keep Finzgar for another season - 15 hours ago

Villach Raiders (2.Bundesliga) re-signed experienced 36-year old Slovenian forward Simon Finzgar (196-80). He played there last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian 2.Bundesliga Honorable Mention. The previous (14-15) season Finzgar played at Sencur Gorenjska gradbena druzba Kranj (Telemach League) in Slovenia where in 23 games he averaged 7.5ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.6apg. Finzgar has played previo...   [read more]

Jason
Johnson
Gunners Captain Jason Johnson retires from ABL Basketball - 1 day ago

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Luka Gaspar
Furstenfeld tabs Luka Gaspar - 1 day ago

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