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Basketligan Standings
 1. BC Lulea 9-2 
 2. Uppsala 8-2 
 3. Norrkoping 7-4 
 4. Sodertalje 6-3 
 5. Jamtland 6-5 
 6. Boras 6-6 
 7. Nassjo 5-7 
 8. Malbas 1-10 
 9. Umea 1-10 
Full Standings
Last:12/6/2016
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Djurgarden 9-0 
 2. AIK 8-0 
 3. LF Future 7-2 
 4. Alvik Basket 5-3 
 5. KFUM Fryshuset 5-4 
 6. Norrort 5-4 
 7. KFUM Central 3-6 
 8. KFUM Uppsala 2-7 
 9. Jamtland II 2-7 
 10. BG Lulea 2-7 
 11. KFUM Blackeberg 0-8 
South
 1. Koping 9-1 
 2. Hogsbo 8-2 
 3. Eskilstuna 7-2 
 4. Trelleborg 7-2 
 5. Wetterbygden 7-3 
 6. IK Eos 5-4 
 7. Talje 3-6 
 8. Lobas 3-7 
 9. Huddinge 3-7 
 10. RIG Mark 3-7 
 11. Helsingborg 2-8 
 12. Hoganas 1-9 
Full Standings
Last:12/8/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:11/29/2016
Points Per Game
 Mike BRUESEWITZ
  
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.19.5 
 2. Washington, Boras19.0 
 3. Lindqvist, Uppsala18.7 
 4. Rodgers, Malbas17.4 
 5. Rozzell, BC Lulea17.1 
 6. Person, Uppsala16.9 
 7. Cinac, Jamtland16.8 
 8. Oglesby, Umea16.8 
 9. Bizaca, Sodertalje16.8 
 10. Anzuluni, BC Lulea16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike BRUESEWITZ
  
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.8.8 
 2. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.8.3 
 3. Anzuluni, BC Lulea8.2 
 4. Nordstrom, Uppsala7.6 
 5. Valentine, Umea7.5 
 6. Zuilhof, Malbas7.4 
 7. Cinac, Jamtland6.9 
 8. Ruffin, Nassjo6.9 
 9. Spires, Sodertalje6.8 
 10. Darling, Norrkopi.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jabril DURHAM
  
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Durham, Jamtland6.6 
 2. Washington, Boras5.3 
 3. Person, Uppsala4.4 
 4. Schuberg, Norrk.3.9 
 5. Ronnqvist, BC Lul.3.8 
 6. Lejasmeiers, Soder.3.4 
 7. Massamba, Soder.3.4 
 8. Nordstrom, Uppsala3.4 
 9. Plannthin, Norrkop.3.3 
 10. Pierre, Umea3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Yannick ANZULUNI
  
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Anzuluni, BC Lulea2.6 
 2. Rozzell, BC Lulea2.0 
 3. Upshur, BC Lulea2.0 
 4. Valentine, Umea1.7 
 5. Person, Uppsala1.6 
 6. Durham, Jamtland1.6 
 7. Nordstrom, Uppsala1.6 
 8. Cinac, Jamtland1.5 
 9. Smith, Norrkoping1.5 
 10. Washington, Boras1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.2.5 
 2. Spires, Sodertalje1.8 
 3. Wolfram, Umea1.5 
 4. Wright, Boras1.3 
 5. Valentine, Umea1.2 
 6. Purifoy, Jamtland1.2 
 7. Nilsson, Umea1.2 
 8. Lundqvist, Jamtl.0.8 
 9. Anzuluni, BC Lulea0.8 
 10. Hines, Boras0.7 
Player of the week

 Joakim Kjellbom
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-101)
  

 Franck Kouagnia
  Eskilstuna
  (201-F-)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Uppsala 68% Dec.9 Sodertalje
Nassjo Dec.9 Norrkoping 51%
Boras 52% Dec.9 BC Lulea
Malbas 57% Dec.9 Umea
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
A Scandinavian success story - Nov 16, 2012


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Lars
Johansson

STOCKHOLM (EuroBasket Women/FIBA World Championship for Women) - The 16th of June 2012, is an important day in Swedish basketball history.

That is the date that the Scandinavians proved they could weather a storm, that losing a game at the start of a Qualification Round for the EuroBasket Women at Romania did not have to foreshadow bad things to come. The Swedes had no real history of success in women's basketball when it comes to European championships.
No one would have batted an eye had they suffered several more defeats and failed to qualify for next year's EuroBasket Women.They responded to that 66-59 setback in Targoviste with grit and resolve, though.Sweden reeled off seven straight victories to win Group D and confirm their status as a team on the rise.
For a national side that is trying to get over the hump, trying to prove it belongs among the elite, a defeat to begin a Qualification Round can be devastating.
It was not, though, for Sweden.

"Most of the players, we had this history where we lost to Holland a couple of years ago and I think all of those emotions came back," Sweden coach Lars Johansson said to FIBA.com. "But we tried after the loss to Romania to block that out.
"We had a team meeting the day after, with a plane to catch (back to Sweden), and we knew the group was going to be tough."Johansson went from coach to psychologist and reminded his players that one defeat is not ruinous.There wasn't much room for error in a group that also included Spain, Germany and Bulgaria.

However, the Swedes ended up beating each twice, including world number six Spain.They also thumped Romania the second time around, 93-78.
Sweden played so well that they clinched a spot in the EuroBasket Women before the Qualification Round had even finished.
"We went into the summer knowing the (second) Germany game could be decisive," Johansson said.
"We couldn't believe it that when we played them, it was already set. "Beating Spain (78-69) at home in our second game really helped us to turn it on. After that, we were really cruising. Our confidence was high."

Refusing to lose, For a side like Sweden that was dreaming of a spot in the EuroBasket, confidence is a funny thing.Being overconfident is bad, but so is having a lack of self-belief.Cracks did show in that second game against Spain.
"You never know what would have happened had we lost that game," Johansson said.
"We were up by a lot of points early in the fourth quarter, then we got a little bit shaky. But we ended up winning."

A level playing field

While the United States, the defending World and Olympic champions, are the undisputed number one team in women's basketball, there does appear to be balance with respect to the other top teams in the sport.Evidence of that was seen when Spain, who won the bronze medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women, failed to reach the Quarter-Finals of the EuroBasket Women 2011 and crashed out of contention for a spot at the London Games.There were also results at the Olympics that showed a level playing field, particularly in Europe. France made it to the Final, yet only scraped their way past the Czech Republic in the Quarter-Finals, 71-68.
Turkey very nearly upset Russia in the last eight in London, falling 66-63.
The French, Russians, Turks and Czechs are maybe a notch above the rest in Europe, but they certainly are not unbeatable.
There was balance in the Qualification Round for the EuroBasket Women.

Even in Group D, while Sweden lost just once in eight games, Johansson never believed that his team was head and shoulders above the rest.
"I totally agree, we could have lost any game on any given day and beaten them on any day," he said.
"If you take away France, Russia and maybe the Czechs, from teams five to 16, it's really close. It can go either way.The top 10 teams, if you play them 10 times, they can maybe win seven but there are no standout powerhouses.There are some better teams, and some teams that are close."

Next Year

For that reason, the belief that on any given day Sweden can go up against star-laden and experienced sides and have a chance, Johansson and his players are not quaking in their boots ahead of next year's EuroBasket, despite having been drawn against Russia, Spain and Italy in Group B.

If anything, the Swedes are rejoicing.
"I think we have the hardest draw and everyone told us after that we have the 'group of death'," Johansson said. "But I have been coaching this team for four years and for four years, we've been craving to play the best competition.It would be bad for us to complain.We weren't the favorite in the qualifications and we won't be the favorite this time, but we think we can get through to the second round.If you are lucky and get a win, we can progress."

How far has women's basketball in Sweden come in a very short space of time?

Sweden were recently in Division B!
"If you go back three years, you would say it would be a learning experience," Johansson said of next year's EuroBasket Women games.
"Now, we will go to try and win games and advance to the second round to begin with."
Right now, everyone in Sweden is feeling good about the women's team.
Adulation has not been in short supply. But coaches normally hear praise after wins, and criticism following defeats.
It's been the former for Johansson.
"I am getting a lot of credit," he said. "It's been a great summer, everyone is getting congratulations. But that's life.We still have to remember history and remember we haven't had success on the senior level. We have to be humble."
  




Mathias
Liljeqvist
Basketettan Round 13 of Regular Season - 2 days ago

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Second defeat of league's leader Hogsbo (8-2) against fourth ranked Wetterbygden (7-3) 93-88 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 23-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Wetterbygden forced 21 Hogsbo turnove...   [read more]

Franck
Kouagnia
Kouagnia number one in Swedish Basketettan for round 13 - 2 days ago

British-Cameroonian Forward Franck Kouagnia (201-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Eskilstuna, receiving a Eurobasket.com Basketettan Player of the Week award for round 13. The 27-year old player had a double-double of 38 points and 10 rebounds, while his team Eskilstuna maintains the 3rd position in their group in Swedish Basketettan. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Eskilstuna will need to...   [read more]

Mathias
Liljeqvist
Basketettan Round 13: Hogsbo loses the game and top position - 3 days ago

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Basketettan. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Round 13 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Hogsbo (8-2). They were defeated by fourth ranked Wetterbygden (7-3) 93-88 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 23-18 charge in the third quarter, whic...   [read more]


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Kjellbom number one in Sweden for round 13 - 3 days ago  
Basketligan Round 13: Boras Basket is defeated by Norrkoping Dolphins - 4 days ago  
Bodin's double-double lands him Basketettan Player of the Week award - 6 days ago  
Basketettan Round 12: Derby game ends with KFUM Fryshuset's defeat of KFUM Central - 7 days ago  
Palm's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 7 days ago  
Basketligan Round 12: BC Lulea defeats Norrkoping Dolphins in the game between Top 4 teams - 8 days ago  
Oladapo Ayuba gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketettan - 9 days ago  
Basketettan Round 11: Djurgarden beats LF Future in the most crucial game of the week - 10 days ago  
James Washington gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketligan - 10 days ago  
Basketligan Round 11: Leader BC Lulea loses to Sodertalje Kings - 11 days ago  
Peja lands Cameron Rundles, ex Sodertalje - 12 days ago  
Lindqvist number one in Sweden for round 10 - 14 days ago  
Reginald Johnson is a newcomer at Nassjo - 14 days ago  
Basketligan Round 10: Sodertalje Kings lose to Norrkoping Dolphins in the game between Top 4 teams - 15 days ago  
Tarvas sign Bryquis Perine, ex Umea - 16 days ago  
Harun number one in Swedish Basketettan for round 10 - 16 days ago  
Basketettan Round 10: Hogsbo loses their first game against RIG Mark - 17 days ago  
Basketettan Round 9: Hogsbo hands first defeat to Koping - 19 days ago  
Franck Kouagnia's triple-double lands him Basketettan Player of the Week award - 21 days ago  
Basketettan Round 9: AIK takes over a leadership position - 22 days ago  
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