The Regular Season in Ligaen just started. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.
Aarhus BC - Aalborg 97-90 OT The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Aalborg won third quarter 26-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Aalborg used huge pressure winning it 24-18 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 4-11. Aarhus BC dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Aalborg's 44. Bulgarian forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Louis Gibson (195-90) chipped in 14 points and 16 assists. Five Aarhus BC players scored in double figures. Aarhus BC's coach Arnar Gudjonsson used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American power forward Ryan Willen (204-89, college: Lafayette) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Icelandic Aske Thorsteinsson (185-86) scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Top scorers: Aarhus BC: H.Petkov 22+11reb+1ast, K.McShane 20+6reb, R.Dezouvre 19+14reb, L.Gibson 14+4reb+16ast, R.Soby Dalboge 14+1ast, J.Wang 4+2reb Aalborg: R.Willen 32+10reb+4ast, A.Thorsteinsson 24+5reb+4ast, S.Sorensen 14+5reb, J.Kristiansen 8+4reb+1ast, M.Rasmussen 6+7reb, R.Lauridsen 6+1reb+2ast
SISU - Naestved 82-61 The game was mostly controlled by SISU. Naestved was better in third quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Naestved's players. American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) nailed 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for the winning side and his fellow American import center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) accounted for 14 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) came up with 22 points and 7 rebounds and the former international power forward Mads Frandsen (203-90) added 7 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Naestved in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: SISU: M.Dennis 26+7reb+7ast, Z.Moritz 14+7reb+2ast, M.Flowers 14+2reb+2ast, D.Smith 9+3reb+1ast, M.Nielsen 6+3reb+3ast, H.Nielsen 5+1reb Naestved: C.Walker 22+7reb+2ast, M.Frandsen 7+6reb+2ast, N.Brasas 6+4reb, J.Benjamin 6+3reb+1ast, D.Crowell 6+5reb, A.Murphy 6+1reb+1ast
Bakken - Horsholm 90-74 Bakken used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Horsholm 90-74 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-74. Bakken made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Bakken outrebounded Horsholm 33-22 including 21 on the defensive glass. Horsholm was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 assists and 5 steals (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners and the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) chipped in 19 points. Tomko is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Bakken players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international forward Casper Hesseldal (198-85, college: Dickinson St., agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and forward Atila Kovac (-85) scored 18 points. Top scorers: Bakken: N.Iversen 19+4reb+2ast, O.Chin 14+6reb, C.Tomko 13+3reb+10ast, C.Lindberg 10+5reb+1ast, A.Jakobsen 9+3reb+3ast, C.Nielsen 8+2reb+2ast Horsholm: C.Hesseldal 26+12reb+2ast, A.Kovac 18+3reb, Z.Jukic 11+3reb+2ast, A.Hansen 8+4ast, R.Hansen 7+2reb, A.Andersen 4+2reb
Svendborg - Horsens IC 97-87 The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-87. The former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) stepped up and scored 30 points and 4 assists for the winners and U.S. Virgin Islands power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra) chipped in 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). At the losing side American center Keane Thomann (211-89, college: Missouri So.) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) scored 23 points and 7 rebounds. Five Horsens IC players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Svendborg: A.Darboe 30+2reb+4ast, G.Washington 21+11reb+1ast, D.Rutherford 19+9reb+3ast, C.Magaard 9+4reb+2ast, M.Plannthin 7+2reb+6ast, A.Haddad 6+2reb Horsens IC: K.Thomann 24+12reb, D.Jukic 23+7reb+1ast, S.Bowlin 15+1reb+7ast, M.Sakne 12+1reb, F.Rungby 10+4reb+1ast, M.Christensen 3+3reb
Svendborg keeps Moten for another season - 1 day ago
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Svendborg Rabbits (Ligaen) re-signed 24-year old American forward Darious Moten (198-88kg-92, college: Mercer). He played there last season. In 23 Ligaen games he averaged 13.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.3apg. Among other achievements Moten's team made it to the SoCon Tournament Semifinals in 2015. He received also All-SoCon 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time. Moten graduated from Mercer University in 2015 and it will be his second season in pro basketball. Svendborg Rabbits roster for 201... [read more]
Svendborg Rabbits (Ligaen) re-signed 24-year old American forward Darious Moten (198-88kg-92, college: Mercer). He played there last season. In 23 Ligaen games he averaged 13.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.3apg. Among other achievements Moten's team made it to the SoCon Tournament Semifinals in 2015. He received also All-SoCon 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time. Moten graduated from Mercer University in 2015 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Ukraine register third straight win in Prievidza - 6 days ago
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Ukraine - Denmark 90:71 Ukraine celebrated the title at the international friendly tournament in Prievidza. They beat Denmark for the third straight victory in Slovakia. Artem Pustovyi (216-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 25 points to lead the winners. Ukraine shocked Denmark in the opening quarter. Ukraine grabbed a 25:7 lead after ten minutes. Denmark narrowed the deficit in the second term. They pulled within 16 points at the interval 31:47. But Ukraine picked up the tempo aft... [read more]
Ukraine - Denmark 90:71
Ukraine celebrated the title at the international friendly tournament in Prievidza. They beat Denmark for the third straight victory in Slovakia. Artem Pustovyi (216-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 25 points to lead the winners. Ukraine shocked Denmark in the opening quarter. Ukraine grabbed a 25:7 lead after ten minutes. Denmark narrowed the deficit in the second term. They pulled within 16 points at the interval 31:47. But Ukraine picked up the tempo after the big break. They unloaded 44 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90, agency: BeoBasket) notched 22 points, while Kyrylo Fesenko (216-C-86) added 11 points in the win. Tobias Reinholt (208-C-95, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 13 points for Denmark. Darko Jukic (199-G-90) produced 12 points in the defeat.
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