The game with biggest result difference took place in Angra Heroismo. Local Terceira (0-2) was outscored by Guifoes (2-0) 99-47. The game was mostly controlled by Guifoes. Terceira was better in second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Terceira to just 4 points in first quarter. Guifoes forced 22 Terceira turnovers and outrebounded them 32-20 including 21 on the defensive glass. Forward Jose Almeida (199-86) notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Fabio Fernandes (201-86) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Four Guifoes players scored in double figures. Guifoes' coach Paulo Fidalgo felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds by American center Chano Rashiduddin (208, college: Clark Atlanta) did not help to save the game for Terceira. Forward Thiago Tomassi (193) added 7 points for the hosts. Top scorers: Terceira: C.Rashiduddin 17+12reb+1ast, D.Dias 8+1ast, M.Romao 7, T.Tomassi 7+3reb, F.Ferreira 4+3reb, R.Piedade 2+2ast Guifoes: J.Pereira 19+1reb+3ast, J.Almeida 18+6reb+1ast, F.Fernandes 16+4reb+4ast, A.Libanio 12+10reb, V.Felix 9+2reb+1ast, J.Moreira 9+4reb+2ast
Leca (1-1) recorded its first loss on the court of Angrabasket on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Angrabasket 67-62. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 43-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was forward Alvaro Pontes (190-85) who scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. Angolan forward Joao Gaspar (196-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Aylton Vieira produced 20 points and 9 rebounds and Gonzalo Ranito added 8 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Leca's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Leca: A.Vieira 20+9reb, M.Toreia 11+3reb, G.Ranito 8+2reb+4ast, P.Cunha 6+4reb+1ast, F.Monteiro 5+6reb, V.Lobato 4+2reb+2ast Angra: A.Pontes 21+9reb, F.Gomes 14+5reb+2ast, J.Gaspar 14+14reb+1ast, D.Camara 7+2reb+3ast, R.Mendes 3, C.Sousa 3+3reb
There was no surprise in Oliveira where Ginasio (0-1) was crushed by Oliveirense (2-0) 88-51. The game without a history. Oliveirense led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ginasio to just 7 points in third quarter. Oliveirense forced 22 Ginasio turnovers and outrebounded them 40-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. Center Andre Pereira (200-90) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and swingman Renato Azevedo (186-91) supported him with 26 points and 5 rebounds. Four Oliveirense players scored in double figures. Even 12 points and 5 assists by guard Tiago Barreiro (187-83) did not help to save the game for Ginasio. Naturalized Cape Verdean forward Joaquim Soares (198-83) added 10 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Top scorers: Ginasio: T.Barreiro 12+3reb+5ast, J.Soares 10+6reb, P.Rocha 8+2reb, A.Nuno 8+1reb+1ast, N.Pereira 5+1reb+1ast, F.Canha 4+4reb Oliveirense: R.Azevedo 26+5reb+2ast, A.Pereira 21+13reb+2ast, J.Reveles 15+8reb+4ast, J.Abreu 13+8ast, N.Freitas 5+7reb+2ast, A.Carvalho 4+1reb+1ast
Very important is a home loss of Electrico FC (1-1) against Sangalhos (1-1) on Saturday night. Host Electrico FC was defeated by Sangalhos in a tough game in Ponte de Sor 71-76. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Electrico FC won third quarter 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sangalhos forced 19 Electrico FC turnovers. Strangely Electrico FC outrebounded Sangalhos 39-20 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Swingman Emanuel Silva (188-79) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Nuno Bizarro (192-80) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Four Sangalhos players scored in double figures. Guard Tiago Pinto (183-88) responded with 26 points and 4 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Aylton Medeiros (194-88) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Top scorers: Electrico FC: T.Pinto 26+1reb+4ast, A.Medeiros 14+13reb+1ast, P.Afonso 12+10reb+1ast, M.Neves 6+9reb+1ast, J.Lanzinha 5+2reb+2ast, P.Raminhos 3+1reb Sangalhos: N.Bizarro 20+1reb+3ast, E.Silva 15+8reb+1ast, J.Seabra 11+1reb+9ast, L.Fonte 11+4reb+1ast, V.Farinha 8+2reb, P.Silva 6+1reb+1ast
No shocking result in a game when Maia Basket (2-0) defeated at home Illiabum (0-2) 66-56. The game without a history. Maia Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Maia Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Maia Basket brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. The former international forward Nuno Marcal (205-75) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks to lead the effort and guard Pedro Catarino (184-90) supported him with 17 points and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds by swingman Tiago Raimundo (194-90) did not help to save the game for Illiabum. International Miguel Queiroz (202-91) added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Top scorers: Illiabum: M.Queiroz 14+7reb+1ast, T.Raimundo 12+11reb, A.Coelho 11+1reb+5ast, J.Figueiredo 9+3reb+2ast, F.Martins 6+4reb, E.Silva 3+3reb Maia Basket: P.Catarino 17+1reb+5ast, N.Marcal 15+10reb+2ast, P.Tavares 12+4reb+4ast, P.Diamantino 8+11reb, R.Pinto 5+3reb+3ast, J.Diamantino 4+3reb
Terceira was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from 63-57. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Aylton Vieira notched 12 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and Gonzalo Ranito supported him with 13 points. Leca's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 18 points by forward Frederico Tavares (194-88) did not help to save the game for Terceira. American center Chano Rashiduddin (208, college: Clark Atlanta) added 8 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. Top scorers: Terceira: F.Tavares 18+3reb+1ast, T.Tomassi 11+2reb+3ast, C.Rashiduddin 8+9reb+2ast, D.Dias 8+2reb+1ast, R.Piedade 4+1reb, M.Romao 4+2reb+1ast Leca: G.Ranito 13+2reb, A.Vieira 12+5reb+1ast, M.Toreia 7+3reb, T.Lopes 7+2reb+1ast, V.Lobato 6+1reb, H.Gomes 6+7reb
Another exciting game was between Guifoes and Angrabasket where Guifoes (2-0) crushed Angrabasket (1-1) on the road with 27-point difference 93-66. Guifoes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Angrabasket's 34. Guifoes players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Center Joao Moreira (200-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Joao Torrie (200-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Guifoes players scored in double figures. Forward Alvaro Pontes (190-85) replied with 27 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Angolan forward Joao Gaspar (196-89) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Angrabasket. Top scorers: Angra: A.Pontes 27+3reb, J.Gaspar 15+7reb+2ast, F.Gomes 8+7reb+3ast, H.Pola 5+5reb+1ast, P.Loth 3+1reb+1ast, D.Camara 3+1ast Guifoes: J.Moreira 27+5reb+2ast, J.Torrie 16+10reb+1ast, A.Libanio 12+5reb, J.Pereira 10+3ast, P.Silva 10+5ast, R.Alpuim 6+1reb
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Casino Figueira Ginasio (Proliga) added to their roster 31-year old center Joao Brites (202-85). The last time (13) he played at Sampaense in Portuguese league. Casino Figueira Ginasio roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Jose Costa Andre Lourenco Forwards: Nuno Pereira Bernardo Neves Goncalo Barbosa Centers: Marco Goncalves Joao Brites By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Portugal [read more]
KK Gusinje Strsljen (Erste Liga) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American forward Carl Lee (198-102kg-82, college: Utah Valley). The last time (9-10) he played at Lusitania in Portuguese LPB league. Lee missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lee won Portuguese Proliga championship title in 2010. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Honorable Mention back in 2010. L... [read more]
KK Gusinje Strsljen (Erste Liga) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American forward Carl Lee (198-102kg-82, college: Utah Valley). The last time (9-10) he played at Lusitania in Portuguese LPB league. Lee missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lee won Portuguese Proliga championship title in 2010. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Honorable Mention back in 2010. Lee is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in USBL (Brooklyn K.), ABA (Tampa Bay SD), ABA BC (Brooklyn C.) and NPBL (NY Strikeforce). Lee attended Utah Valley University until 2004 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras (Proliga) agreed terms with 28-year old Portuguese forward Frederico Tavares (194-88). He played most recently at Essex Leopards London in British NBL D1. The previous (14-15) season Tavares played at CAB Madeira (LPB) where in 22 games he had 3.9ppg and 1.7rpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Cup final in 2014. Tavares was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Proliga Honorable M... [read more]
Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras (Proliga) agreed terms with 28-year old Portuguese forward Frederico Tavares (194-88). He played most recently at Essex Leopards London in British NBL D1. The previous (14-15) season Tavares played at CAB Madeira (LPB) where in 22 games he had 3.9ppg and 1.7rpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Cup final in 2014. Tavares was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Proliga Honorable Mention back in 2013. He represented Portugal at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sibiu (Romania) ten years ago. Tavares' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 4 games: 2.3ppg. Tavares has played previously for four other Portuguese teams: Terceira, Queluz, Lusitania and Atletico.
Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras roster for 2016-2017:
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