There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Ligaen.
Horsens IC - Randers 100-90 Visitors were defeated by Horsens IC 100-90. Randers was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 55-44 second half run of Horsens IC. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Randers' 46. Horsens IC forced 24 Randers turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri So.) (190-89, college: Missouri So., agency: Warren Sports International) orchestrated the victory with a triple-double by scoring 23 points, 6 rebounds, 12 assists and 11 steals. International guard Darko Jukic (198-90) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Damian Ocana (198-86) replied with 22 points and 9 rebounds and Spanish point guard Miguel Ortega (188-91) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Randers. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Horsens IC will play against Naestved at home in the next round. Randers will play against Svendborg to get more than just one victory in their record. Top scorers: Randers: D.Ocana 22+9reb+1ast, M.Ortega 16+8reb+3ast, M.Nielsen 12+2reb+3ast, P.Nielsen 10+2reb+1ast, C.Jorgensen 10+2reb, K.Schweiger 8+2reb+1ast Horsens IC: S.Bowlin 23+6reb+12ast, K.Thomann 20+4reb, D.Friedrich 20+2reb+1ast, D.Jukic 18+5reb+4ast, L.Varga 10+3reb+2ast, F.Rungby 8+4reb
Bakken - Aalborg 108-87 Bakken smashed Aalborg in Aarhus 108-87. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 108-87. Bakken shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) who scored 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Jamaican forward Orane Chin (200-88, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Tomko is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Ryan Willen (204-89, college: Lafayette) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and forward Mads Rasmussen (195-88) added 22 points respectively for the guests. Five Bakken and four Aalborg players scored in double figures. Bakken will try to continue on its current victory against SISU in Copenhagen. Top scorers: Aalborg: R.Willen 22+6reb+2ast, M.Rasmussen 22+4reb+2ast, R.Delaney 19+5reb+2ast, R.Lauridsen 14+1reb+1ast, S.Sorensen 9+7reb+2ast, A.Jorgensen 1+1reb Bakken: C.Tomko 23+5reb+7ast, N.Iversen 16+3reb+3ast, O.Chin 14+8reb+2ast, J.Jensen 14+2reb, C.Christoffersen 12+4reb+1ast, C.Nielsen 12+3reb+2ast
Naestved - Horsholm 66-52 The game was mostly controlled by Naestved. Horsholm was better in fourth quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international power forward Mads Frandsen (203-90) supported him with 7 points and 7 rebounds. Even 21 points by Hungarian forward Attila Kovacs (203-85) did not help to save the game for Horsholm. Anders Hansen (190-94) added 6 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Top scorers: Horsholm: A.Kovacs 21+4reb+1ast, B.Marinkovic 8+3reb, R.Hansen 6+4reb, A.Hansen 6+6reb+2ast, Z.Jukic 5+2reb+1ast, K.Arvedsen 2 Naestved: C.Walker 17+10reb, A.Murphy 10+1reb+4ast, S.Mjos 10, M.Frandsen 7+7reb+2ast, D.Crowell 5+8reb+2ast, M.Nielsen 4+2reb
Aarhus BC - Svendborg 65-78 AnThe guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-65. American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and U.S. Virgin Islands power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra) chipped in 24 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Svendborg players scored in double figures. American power forward Kevin McShane (207-88, college: Oregon St.) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds and international guard Rasmus Soby Dalboge (191-89) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Svendborg will meet Randers on the road in the next round. Aarhus BC will play against Horsholm. Top scorers: Aarhus BC: K.McShane 21+6reb+2ast, R.Soby Dalboge 15+5reb+2ast, R.Dezouvre 11+9reb+2ast, H.Petkov 6+5reb, J.Wang 6+5reb+3ast, R.Laier 6+2reb Svendborg: G.Washington 24+9reb+1ast, D.Rutherford 22+12reb+6ast, A.Darboe 13+2reb+5ast, M.Plannthin 10+3reb, K.Gertz 5+1reb+2ast, C.Magaard 3+5reb+2ast
Vaerlose - SISU 54-76 SISU smashed Vaerlose 76-54 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by SISU. Vaerlose was better in third quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Vaerlose's 32 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) who scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Four SISU players scored in double figures. American guard Richard Delk (193-86, college: Troy) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds and guard Peter Moller (190-94) added 8 points and 5 rebounds 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. SISU will face Bakken in Aarhus in the next round and it could be the game of the week. Top scorers: Vaerlose: R.Delk 20+5reb+2ast, P.Moller 8+5reb+3ast, J.Jensen 6+9reb+1ast, N.Christensen 6+3reb+2ast, T.Christensen 5+2reb+1ast, A.Karason 4+5reb SISU: D.Smith 19+5reb+1ast, M.Dennis 17+6reb+5ast, Z.Moritz 14+12reb+2ast, M.Flowers 12+4reb+1ast, M.Nielsen 8, J.Visaq 3+1reb+1ast
1st Division Round 1 Quarterfinal results - 12 minutes ago
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Home teams posted the victories at the start of the 1st Division Round 1 Quarterfinals. Vaerlose overcame Virum 87-76, while Koge BK beat BMI Bloodho 85-72. The winner of the regular season, Wolfpack/BM, did not leave any chances for SBBC 2015 in an 86-58 win. EBAA overcame Amager BK 92-72 in the opener.
Second games are schedules for April 27th-30th. [read more]
Home teams posted the victories at the start of the 1st Division Round 1 Quarterfinals. Vaerlose overcame Virum 87-76, while Koge BK beat BMI Bloodho 85-72. The winner of the regular season, Wolfpack/BM, did not leave any chances for SBBC 2015 in an 86-58 win. EBAA overcame Amager BK 92-72 in the opener. Second games are schedules for April 27th-30th.
Ligaen Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Horsens IC join Bakken in Finals - 5 days ago
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SISU - Horsens IC 77-84 Horsens IC stunned SISU in Copenhagen to secure Ligaen Finals birth. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 35-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Horsens IC dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to SISU's 26. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Will Artino (211-92, college: Creighton) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scor... [read more]
Horsens IC stunned SISU in Copenhagen to secure Ligaen Finals birth. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 35-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Horsens IC dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to SISU's 26. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Will Artino (211-92, college: Creighton) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and international guard Gabriel Lundberg (193-94) who added 10 points and 8 assists during the contest. Five Horsens IC players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Ivorian forward Adjehi Baru (206-91, college: Charleston) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Top scorers: SISU: T.McGrew 29+11reb+4ast, K.Dranginis 14+2reb+1ast, A.Baru 11+8reb+3ast, A.Haas 8+3reb+3ast, A.Touray 8+4reb+1ast, D.Wilson 7+4reb+2ast Horsens IC: M.Mornar 19+3reb, W.Artino 13+13reb, L.Alexander 13+5reb+3ast, D.Trist 12+2reb, M.Mack 12+3reb+2ast, G.Lundberg 10+4reb+8ast
Chanan Colman selected the top Danish playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Danish players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Chanan Colman (191-84). Heto a victory against the league leader Hapoel Holon in the Israeli Winner League in Wednesday night's game.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Danish players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola JC, currently plays in Israel). He led Hapoel Eilat to a 3-point victory against the league leader Hapoel Holon (18-9) 84-81 in the Israeli Winner League in Wednesday night's game.
Colman scored 12 points in 28 minutes on the court.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Hapoel Eilat (17-10) is placed third in the Winner League.
It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Colman averages: 7.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 51.0%, 3FGP: 36.0% and FT: 81.0% in 23 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Danish and Israeli.
Former Roskilde BC starter played for the Danish senior national team nine years ago.
#2. Second place goes to former international guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Italy). Shields could not help Dolomiti En. TR (15-12) to beat Openjobmetis VA (12-15).
He scored 8 points. It was his first game for Dolomiti En. TR this season.
Dolomiti En. TR was edged 83-80 on the road by the lower-ranked Openjobmetis VA (#12).
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Shields played for the Danish national team in 2015.
#3. The Danish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Sweden). He was not able to help Norrkoping Dolphins (23-9) in their last game. Despite Plannthin's very good performance Norrkoping Dolphins was edged 74-72 in Sodertalje by the lower-ranked (#3) Kings.
He scored 15 points in 27 minutes.
They ended the series of six consecutive victories.
It's Plannthin's first season with the team.
This year Plannthin's overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 41.5%, 3FGP: 41.9% and FT: 78.6% in 37 games.
He played for the Danish national team two years ago.
#4. Guard Darko Jukic (199-90, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Helios (0-6) crushing them 89-65 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM in Saturday night's game.
Jukic scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Krka Novo Mesto (5-1) is placed first in Places 1-6 group.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial.
Jukic's total stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg.
He is also Danish national team player.
#5. Former international power forward Kevin Larsen (207-93, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Koeln Rh.Stars (15-15) crushing them 97-68 in the German ProA (second division) last Wednesday.
Larsen scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (27-3) is placed first in the ProA.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Larsen's total stats are: 3.1ppg and 3.4rpg in 14 games.
He used to play for the Danish national team
two years ago.
#6. Guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Viola RC in their last game on Saturday. Despite Voskuil's very good performance the tenth-placed Viola RC was edged 73-71 at home by the lower-ranked Scafati (#14) in the West group.
He was the top scorer with 16 points. Voskuil also added 5 rebounds.
Voskuil has relatively good stats this season: 14.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.6apg.
He is a naturalized American.
Voskuil is an international player who is currently on the senior Danish National Team roster.
He used to play for Horsens IC in Danish league.
#7. International center Jonas Bergstedt (210-91, currently plays in Switzerland) led Massagno to a victory against the fifth-ranked Winterthur (3-21) 89-81 in the Swiss LNA in Saturday night's game.
Bergstedt recorded 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 25 minutes.
5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (8-15) is placed fourth in Places 7-11 group.
His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is quite important.
Bergstedt has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.7apg in 23 games.
Bergstedt is also Danish national team player.
#8. Forward Zarko Jukic (201-93, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Ourense (18-14) in their game against Palencia Baloncesto (21-11) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division).
He scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Ourense was defeated 76-68 on their home court in Ourense by the higher-ranked Palencia_Baloncesto (#5).
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
Jukic has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.8rpg.
He plays currently for the Danish national team.
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