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LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. CAB Madeira 0-0 
 3. Electrico FC 0-0 
 4. FC Porto 0-0 
 5. Galitos-Tley 0-0 
 6. Illiabum 0-0 
 7. Lusitania 0-0 
 8. Maia Basket 0-0 
 9. Oliveirense 0-0 
 10. Ovarense 0-0 
 11. Sampaense 0-0 
 12. Vitoria SC 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
Proliga Standings
Group North
 1. Academico FC 0-0 
 2. Dragon Force 0-0 
 3. Esgueira 0-0 
 4. Ginasio 0-0 
 5. Guifoes 0-0 
 6. Sangalhos 0-0 
 7. Sanjoanense 0-0 
 8. Vasco 0-0 
Group South
 1. Academia 0-0 
 2. Angra 0-0 
 3. Barreirense 0-0 
 4. Belenenses CF 0-0 
 5. Benfica B 0-0 
 6. Estoril Basket 0-0 
 7. Fisica 0-0 
 8. Terceira 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
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
Points Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Marcal, Maia B.22.8 
 2. DeVries, FC Porto21.7 
 3. Borovnjak, Lusit.19.6 
 4. Shuler, CAB M.19.2 
 5. Cook, Benfica17.8 
 6. Lima, CAB Madeira17.1 
 7. Baker, Galitos-Tley15.7 
 8. Balseiro, Vitor.15.3 
 9. Upshur, Lusitania15.2 
 10. Wilson, Benfica15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sasa BOROVNJAK
  Lusit.
  (206-C/F-89)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Borovnjak, Lusit.9.2 
 2. Harris, Ovarense8.5 
 3. Baker, Galitos-Tley8.3 
 4. Morse, Electric.8.3 
 5. Wilson, Benfica7.9 
 6. Marcal, Maia B.7.8 
 7. Latham, Maia B.7.7 
 8. Djukic, Lusitania7.6 
 9. Blakeney, CAB M.7.4 
 10. Washburn, FC Por.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Devante CHANCE
  Lusitania
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Chance, Lusitania5.6 
 2. Minhava, Galitos-T.4.6 
 3. Barroso, Benfica4.4 
 4. Pinto, Electrico FC4.1 
 5. Ogungbemi-J., Gali.4.0 
 6. Pinto, Vitoria SC4.0 
 7. Fernandes, Benfica3.9 
 8. Dara, Maia Basket3.7 
 9. Barbosa, Ovarense3.6 
 10. Abreu, Oliveirense3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton UPSHUR
  Lusitania
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Upshur, Lusitania2.9 
 2. Tavares, Maia B.2.9 
 3. Chance, Lusitania1.9 
 4. Harris, Ovarense1.9 
 5. Marcal, Maia B.1.8 
 6. Mays, CAB Madeira1.8 
 7. Shuler, CAB M.1.7 
 8. Balseiro, Vitor.1.6 
 9. Dara, Maia Basket1.6 
 10. Ventura, CAB M.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Maia Basket
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Maxey, Maia Basket2.7 
 2. Fonseca, Palma1.7 
 3. Jackson, Mt Ga.1.3 
 4. Magee, Maia Basket1.3 
 5. Wilson, Benfica0.9 
 6. Latham, Maia B.0.9 
 7. Gomes, Maia Basket0.9 
 8. Harris, Ovarense0.8 
 9. Fontet, FC Porto0.8 
 10. Upshur, Lusitania0.7 
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First Round Schedule
Lusitania 50% Oct.12 Galitos-Tley
Sampaense 50% Oct.12 CAB Madeira
Oliveirense 50% Oct.12 Maia Basket
Illiabum 50% Oct.12 Ovarense
Electrico F 50% Oct.12 FC Porto
Benfica 50% Oct.12 Vitoria SC
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First Round Schedule
North
Vasco 50% Oct.15 Dragon Force
Ginasio 50% Oct.15 Academico F
Sanjoanense 50% Oct.15 Esgueira
Sangalhos 50% Oct.15 Guifoes
South
Belenenses 50% Oct.15 Benfica B
Fisica 50% Oct.15 Terceira
Barreirense 50% Oct.15 Angra
Estoril Bsk 50% Oct.15 Academia
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First Round Schedule
Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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LPB Round 10: No surprise as #1 Benfica defeats Galitos-Tley - Dec 23, 2012


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LPB top team - Benfica (9-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked Galitos-Tley (1-8) in Barreiro 83-79. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 15-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-79. Benfica outrebounded Galitos-Tley 45-24 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Heshimu Evans (198-75, college: Kentucky) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Diogo Carreira (180-78) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international point guard Pedro Pinto (188-88) responded with 29 points and 4 assists. Galitos-Tley's coach Antonio Paulo Ferreira rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Benfica have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 9-0 record. Galitos-Tley lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with eight games lost. They share the position with Alges. Benfica are looking forward to face Ovarense (#4) at home in the next round. Galitos-Tley will play against Alges (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Guimaraes was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Academica (7-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Vitoria SC (5-4). Academica defeated Vitoria SC 82-70. American-Spanish forward Arnette Hallman (199-88) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points and 18 rebounds to lead the effort and Tim Toler supported him with 17 points. Even 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by naturalized Cape Verdean guard Ivan Almeida (198-89, college: Stonehill, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) did not help to save the game for Vitoria SC. Academica have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Ovarense and CAB Madeira. Vitoria SC at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Academica will play against Fisica (#8) in Torres Vedras in the next round where they are favorite. Vitoria SC will play on the road against Lusitania in Angra and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Coimbra between Sampaense and Lusitania. Seventh ranked Sampaense (4-5) got a very close home victory over 9th ranked Lusitania (1-7). Sampaense managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Saturday evening. Steve Baker fired 20 points for the winners. Sampaense's coach Jose Calabote used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Marcel Momplasir produced 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for lost side. Sampaense moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Barcelos. Lusitania lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Sampaense will meet Barcelos (#6) on the road in the next round. Lusitania will play against Vitoria SC in Guimaraes.
A very interesting game took place in Torres Vedras. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 10th ranked Alges (1-8) to eighth ranked Fisica (3-6) 79-76 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Franklim Furtado who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Newly promoted Fisica maintains eighth position with 3-6 record. Alges lost fourth consecutive game. Alges at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keep the tenth place with eight games lost. Fisica's next round opponent will be higher ranked Academica (#3) in Coimbra and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Alges will play at home against Galitos-Tley (#11) in Barreiro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 4 steals by Joao Manuel of Alges.



Sampaense - Lusitania 77-74

A very close game took place in Coimbra between Sampaense and Lusitania. Seventh ranked Sampaense (4-5) got a very close home victory over 9th ranked Lusitania (1-7). Sampaense managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Saturday evening. Lusitania was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 29-25 charge of Sampaense, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Steve Baker (187-90, college: Green Bay) fired 20 points for the winners. Swingman Carlos Ferreirinho (200-91) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Sampaense players scored in double figures. Sampaense's coach Jose Calabote used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American center Marcel Momplasir (205-81, college: Rhode Island) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import guard John Huggins (188-82, college: Amer.Internat.) added 22 points respectively for lost side. Sampaense moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Barcelos. Lusitania lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Sampaense will meet Barcelos (#6) on the road in the next round. Lusitania will play against Vitoria SC in Guimaraes.
Top scorers:
Sampaense: S.Baker 20+3reb+3ast, C.Ferreirinho 19+5reb+1ast, J.Sing 12+4reb+8ast, A.Rapier 10+9reb+1ast, D.Goncalves 7, B.Sebirumbi 6+9reb+2ast
Lusitania: J.Huggins 22+1reb+2ast, M.Momplasir 21+9reb+3ast, A.Sobrinho 10+2reb+2ast, M.Camara 9+7reb+3ast, D.Nevels 8+12reb+2ast, C.Dias 4+4reb
gschID: 186017


Fisica - Alges 79-76

A very interesting game took place in Torres Vedras. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 10th ranked Alges (1-8) to eighth ranked Fisica (3-6) 79-76 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Alges won third quarter 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Fisica won last quarter 23-21. Worth to mention a great performance of Guinea-Bissau Franklim Furtado (198-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Edson Rosario (193-82) contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Fisica players scored in double figures. American forward Jamarkus Holt (205, college: Delta St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and the former international swingman Joao Manuel (192-79) added 27 points and 4 steals (made all of his nine free throws !!!) in the effort for Alges. Newly promoted Fisica maintains eighth position with 3-6 record. Alges lost fourth consecutive game. Alges at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keep the tenth place with eight games lost. Fisica's next round opponent will be higher ranked Academica (#3) in Coimbra and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Alges will play at home against Galitos-Tley (#11) in Barreiro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fisica: F.Furtado 19+10reb+1ast, E.Rosario 18+4reb+5ast, C.Barroca 15+3reb+3ast, B.Freire 15+4reb+2ast, M.Salvador 7+6reb+1ast, H.Medina 3
Alges: J.Manuel 27+4reb+3ast, J.Holt 21+13reb+1ast, J.Cardoso 7+4reb, A.Pires 7+4reb+6ast, R.Quintino 6+3reb, D.Vieira 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186016


Galitos-Tley - Benfica 79-83

LPB top team - Benfica (9-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked Galitos-Tley (1-8) in Barreiro 83-79. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 15-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-79. Benfica outrebounded Galitos-Tley 45-24 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Heshimu Evans (198-75, college: Kentucky) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Diogo Carreira (180-78) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international point guard Pedro Pinto (188-88) responded with 29 points and 4 assists and the former international guard Antonio Tavares (183-75) scored 24 points and 5 assists. Five Benfica and four Galitos-Tley players scored in double figures. Galitos-Tley's coach Antonio Paulo Ferreira rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Benfica have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 9-0 record. Galitos-Tley lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with eight games lost. They share the position with Alges. Benfica are looking forward to face Ovarense (#4) at home in the next round. Galitos-Tley will play against Alges (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Benfica: J.Gomes 20+2reb, D.Carreira 17+4reb+6ast, H.Evans 14+12reb+2ast, S.Doliboa 13+10reb+3ast, C.Fonseca 10+7reb, L.Dunn 7+4reb+1ast
Galitos-Tley: P.Pinto 29+1reb+4ast, A.Tavares 24+3reb+5ast, J.Bynum 10+2reb+3ast, C.Barnes 10+12reb, D.Neves 2+3reb+1ast, J.Ferreira 2
gschID: 186015


Vitoria SC - Academica 70-82

The game in Guimaraes was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Academica (7-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Vitoria SC (5-4). Academica defeated Vitoria SC 82-70. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Academica outrebounded Vitoria SC 40-26 including 16 on the offensive glass. American-Spanish forward Arnette Hallman (199-88) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points and 18 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Tim Toler (200-89, college: N.Illinois) supported him with 17 points. Even 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by naturalized Cape Verdean guard Ivan Almeida (198-89, college: Stonehill, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) did not help to save the game for Vitoria SC. American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) added 15 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Academica have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Ovarense and CAB Madeira. Vitoria SC at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Academica will play against Fisica (#8) in Torres Vedras in the next round where they are favorite. Vitoria SC will play on the road against Lusitania in Angra and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Academica: J.Balseiro 17+2reb+1ast, T.Toler 17+4reb+1ast, A.Hallman 14+18reb+2ast, D.Simoes 10+4reb+5ast, B.Costa 10+3reb, M.Fernandes 9+4reb+4ast
Vitoria SC: I.Almeida 16+9reb+4ast, D.Swetalla 15+6reb+1ast, C.Swiggett 13+3reb+1ast, A.Bessa 11+1reb+2ast, J.St Robert 9+1reb, P.Cunha 4+6reb+4ast
gschID: 186014


  




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