This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in Express L. and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.
KR - Keflavik 54-76 The game without a history. Keflavik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Keflavik forced 19 KR turnovers. It was a quality performance for forward Sara Run Hinriksdottir (165-F-96) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. The former international guard Palina Gunnlaugsdottir (168-87) accounted for 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. The former international power forward Sigrun Amundadottir (181-88, agency: Promotex) came up with 15 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Helga Einarsdottir (186-88) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for KR in the defeat. Top scorers: KR: S.Amundadottir 15+6reb, B.Einarsdottir 11+1reb+4ast, P.Hartman 9+2reb, H.Einarsdottir 8+8reb+3ast, G.Thorsteinsdottir 6+11reb, K.Palsdottir 3+1reb Keflavik: P.Gunnlaugsdottir 17+5reb+1ast, S.Run Hinriksdottir 15+15reb+2ast, J.Jenkins 13+4ast, B.Valgardsdottir 9+3reb+3ast, I.Kristinardottir 8+3reb+2ast, B.Gudmundsdottir 6+2reb+3ast
Fjolnir - Valur 53-76 Fjolnir was crushed at home by 23 points 53-76 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-21 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Valur forced 19 Fjolnir turnovers. It was a good game for American forward Alberta Auguste (180-85, college: Tennessee) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Guard Gudbjorg Sverrisdottir (180-92) contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Valur players scored in double figures. American guard Britney Jones (172-87, college: UAB) answered with 29 points and 7 rebounds and center Bergdis Ragnarsdottir (184-92) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Fjolnir. Top scorers: Fjolnir: B.Jones 29+7reb+2ast, B.Ragnarsdottir 9+6reb, F.Gudmundsdottir 4+9reb, B.Eiriksdottir 4+4reb, E.Kristinsdottir 3, H.Harpa Rikhardsdottir 3+9reb Valur: A.Auguste 20+10reb+5ast, K.Sigurjonsdottir 17+4reb+1ast, G.Sverrisdottir 14+7reb+5ast, T.Bjarnadottir 10+8reb, U.Asgeirsdottir 6+3reb+1ast, K.Oladottir 3
Haukar - Snaefell 59-68 The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Haukar won third quarter 15-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Snaefell won last quarter 17-9. They made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Snaefell outrebounded Haukar 58-42 including a 37-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for guard Hildur Kjartansdottir (183-94) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international guard Hildur Sigurdardottir (178-81) helped adding 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Snaefell players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman Siarre Evans (178-88, college: E.Tenn.St.) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds and guard Margret Halfdanardottir (173-94) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Top scorers: Haukar: M.Halfdanardottir 17+8reb+3ast, S.Evans 17+16reb+3ast, D.Samuelsdottir 11+1reb+1ast, J.Sveinsdottir 8+9reb, G.Gunnarsdottir 6+4reb+4ast, I.Sigfusdottir 0 Snaefell: H.Sigurdardottir 17+7reb+4ast, H.Kjartansdottir 16+19reb+5ast, B.Gunnarsdottir 14+6reb+3ast, A.Jonsdottir 12+9reb+7ast, H.Bjorgvinsdottir 9+11reb+1ast, R.Indridadottir 0+6reb
Grindavik - Njardvik 65-70 Njardvik managed to secure a 5-point victory 70-65. The guests were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 27-21 run, which allowed them to win the game. Njardvik outrebounded Grindavik 50-35 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American Lele Hardy (182-88, college: Clemson, agency: Merit Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points, 22 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Salbjorg Saevarsdottir (182-91) chipped in 6 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Dellena Criner (170-87, college: Nevada) who recorded 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Berglind Magnusdottir (172-89) added 16 points respectively. Top scorers: Grindavik: D.Criner 19+6reb+6ast, B.Magnusdottir 16+4reb+1ast, H.Hallgrimsdottir 12+7reb+1ast, P.Skuladottir 10+7reb+3ast, S.Gretarsdottir 4+2reb+1ast, H.Hallgrimsdottir 2+8reb Njardvik: L.Hardy 28+22reb+6ast, I.Maria Einarsdottir 11+2ast, I.Vilbergsdottir 8+5reb+1ast, E.Sigurdardottir 8+3reb+4ast, S.Saevarsdottir 6+13reb, E.Hakonardottir 5+1reb
Tavelyn James (ex Norrkoping) agreed terms with Skallagrimur - 6 hours ago
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U.M.F. Skallagrimur Borganes (D1) inked 26-year old American point guard Tavelyn James (170-90, college: E.Michigan). She played most recently at Norrkoping Dolphins in Swedish Damligan. In 29 games she recorded very impressive stats: 22.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.4spg last season. A very good year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The most of previous (2014-15) season James spent at Helios in Swiss LNA where in 16 games she a... [read more]
U.M.F. Skallagrimur Borganes (D1) inked 26-year old American point guard Tavelyn James (170-90, college: E.Michigan). She played most recently at Norrkoping Dolphins in Swedish Damligan. In 29 games she recorded very impressive stats: 22.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.4spg last season. A very good year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The most of previous (2014-15) season James spent at Helios in Swiss LNA where in 16 games she averaged remarkable 18.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.2apg and 2.8spg. She helped them to win the Swiss LNA title and the cup. It was a very successful season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team. James also spent pre-season at Villeneuve D'Ascq in French league that year. She represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) five years ago. James has played also professionally in Israel (Elitzur Holon), Slovenia (Athlete Celje) and WNBA (Minnesota Lynx). She attended Eastern Michigan University until 2012 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
U.M.F. Skallagrimur Borganes roster for 2016-2017:
Breidablik (D1) signed 23-year old American guard Jasmine Phillips (178-93). She just graduated from E.Carolina (NCAA). As mentioned above Phillips is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro. Her team made it to the AAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Iceland [read more]
Breidablik (D1) signed 23-year old American guard Jasmine Phillips (178-93). She just graduated from E.Carolina (NCAA). As mentioned above Phillips is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro. Her team made it to the AAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
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