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Basketligan Standings
 1. Sodertalje 27-3 
 2. LF Basket 22-8 
 3. Norrkoping 20-10 
 4. Boras 18-12 
 5. Nassjo 16-14 
 6. Sundsvall 15-15 
 7. Uppsala 14-16 
 8. Malbas 12-18 
 9. Jamtland 11-19 
 10. Eco Orebro 6-24 
 11. Umea 4-26 
Last:3/9/2016
Basketettan Standings
Superettan
 1. Solna Branten 13-1 
 2. Hogsbo 10-4 
 3. LF Future 9-5 
 4. KFUM Uppsala 7-7 
 5. Eskilstuna 6-7 
 6. IK Eos 4-9 
 7. Talje 3-11 
 8. KFUM Central 2-10 
BEHN forts
 1. Alvik Basket 19-2 
 2. Ostersund 15-6 
 3. Jarfalla 10-11 
 4. KFUM Fryshuset 10-11 
 5. Orongo 8-13 
 6. BG Lulea 8-13 
 7. Norrort 8-13 
 8. KFUM Blackeberg 6-15 
BEHS forts
 1. Koping 18-6 
 2. Trelleborg 18-6 
 3. Boras II 16-8 
 4. Helsingborg 13-11 
 5. Wetterbygden 13-11 
 6. Huddinge 13-11 
 7. Lobas 10-14 
 8. RIG Mark 6-18 
 9. Brahe Basket 1-23 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/17/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Jamtland
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Henry, Jamtland20.6 
 2. Burrows, LF Basket20.1 
 3. Lindqvist, Spirou18.4 
 4. Barton, Sundsvall18.0 
 5. Anzuluni, Umea17.5 
 6. Bizaca, Sodertalje16.9 
 7. Baker, Logan T.16.8 
 8. Maraker, Boras16.3 
 9. Krayem, Boras16.0 
 10. Sigurdarson, Boras15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.10.8 
 2. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.1 
 3. Engstrom, Malbas9.7 
 4. Anzuluni, Umea8.6 
 5. Burrows, LF Basket8.3 
 6. Nordstrom, Uppsala8.1 
 7. Szabo, Eco Orebro7.9 
 8. Anderson, Soder.7.7 
 9. Maraker, Boras7.6 
 10. Pavlovic, Eco O.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  LF Basket
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Prostran, LF Bask.7.2 
 2. Krayem, Boras6.2 
 3. Barton, Sundsvall5.9 
 4. Henry, Jamtland5.7 
 5. Solevic, Nassjo5.0 
 6. Bowlin, Sodertalje4.3 
 7. Darboe, Boras4.1 
 8. Smith, Norrkoping3.9 
 9. Peltier, Eco Orebro3.9 
 10. Pierre, Umea3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Yannick ANZULUNI
  Umea
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Anzuluni, Umea2.4 
 2. Henry, Jamtland2.1 
 3. Rackley, Malbas1.8 
 4. Solevic, Nassjo1.8 
 5. Person, Uppsala1.6 
 6. Bowlin, Sodertalje1.6 
 7. Krayem, Boras1.6 
 8. Starks, Eco Orebro1.6 
 9. Dawit, Umea1.5 
 10. Perine, Umea1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.1.8 
 2. Vitali, Boras1.6 
 3. Spires, Sodertalje1.3 
 4. Engstrom, Malbas1.2 
 5. Burrows, LF Basket1.2 
 6. Ruffin, Nassjo1.1 
 7. Anzuluni, Umea1.0 
 8. Darling, Nassjo0.8 
 9. Palm, Boras0.8 
 10. Markusson, Jamtl.0.8 
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Basketettan Round 13: Akropol keeps a leadership position in their group - Jan 10, 2013


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The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Akropol as it allowed them to take a leadership position in North. Akropol edged their biggest opponent Taby Basket in Spanga 87-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Taby Basket. It was a key game for the top position in North. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 22-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Akropol outrebounded Taby Basket 41-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Taby Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized Greek guard Christian Koutras (189-88, college: Cuesta JC) fired 20 points and 9 assists for the winners. Forward Richard Hartmann (201-89) chipped in 18 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Swingman Erik Andersson (197-87) produced 25 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for lost side. Akropol (10-3) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Umea. Taby Basket at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Taby Basket will play next round against KFUM Blackebergs trying to get back on the winning streak. Akropol will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Fryshuset in Stockholm.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Malmo. Leader IK Eos faced their biggest opponent Malbas. Guests from Lund (13-0) defeated host Malbas (8-5) 81-73. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Gustav Nystrom (189-89, college: Hope) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Adnan Karovic contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Kosovan power forward Korab Ferizi (201-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for Malbas. The victory was the thirteenth consecutive win for IK Eos. They maintain first place in South with 13-0 record. Malbas lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. IK Eos will play against Brahe Basket (#3) in Huskvarna in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Malbas will play on the road against Hogsbo in Goteborg and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Sanda Basket (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 126-38 loss to fifth ranked Boras II (8-4) in Boras on Sunday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Mohamed Nefatti stepped up and scored 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. At the losing side Dennis Meraz responded with 14 points. Boras II moved-up to second place in South, which they share with Brahe Basket and Haga Haninge. Sanda Basket lost their thirteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Boras II will meet Helsingborg (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sanda Basket will play against Eskilstuna and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Other games of round 13 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In North Fryshuset defeated Orongo in Stockholm 62-58. Uppsala KFUM beat Jarva Devils at home 72-59.
In South Jarfalla won against Eskilstuna on the opponent's court 83-76.



Group North
Orongo - Fryshuset 58-62

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Sundsvall where 7th ranked Orongo Dragons (5-7) were defeated by eighth ranked Fryshuset (6-7) 62-58 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 23-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Naturalized Ugandan guard Kassim Nagwere (187-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Nathan Dawit (189-94) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side power forward William Gutenius (205-92) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds and guard Oskar Granat (181-95) scored 12 points. Fryshuset moved-up to sixth place in North. Loser Orongo Dragons dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Fryshuset will meet at home league's leader Akropol in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Orongo Dragons will play against Solna Branten (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Orongo: W.Gutenius 17+16reb+2ast, O.Granat 12+4reb+2ast, D.Eliasson 7+11reb, J.Holmback 6+1ast, M.Elfving 5+1reb+1ast, R.Johansson 5+2reb
Fryshuset: K.Nagwere 23+13reb+2ast, N.Dawit 17+10reb+2ast, A.Lindberg 7+6reb, R.Ghanem 6+2reb+1ast, J.Kulin 6+4reb, M.Dilek 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 198230


Uppsala KFUM - Jarva Devils 72-59

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked KFUM Uppsala (5-8) defeated at home 12th ranked Jarva Devils (1-12) 72-59 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 31-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. KFUM Uppsala forced 26 Jarva Devils turnovers. Swingman Simon Ezra (197-94) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Norwegian guard Joakim Hellerstrom (190-87) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Four KFUM Uppsala players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Carl-Johan Hugner (193-85) responded with 9 points and 11 rebounds and center Sermed Hasan (208-91) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KFUM Uppsala moved-up to ninth place in North. Jarva Devils lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 12 games lost. KFUM Uppsala will meet higher ranked Solna Branten (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jarva Devils will play against Alvik Basket (#10) in Bromma and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jarva Devils: E.Friman 15, S.Hasan 14+7reb+1ast, C.Hugner 9+11reb+2ast, K.Lundgren 5+4reb+6ast, O.Behboudi 4, M.Zannin 4
Uppsala KFUM: S.Ezra 16+10reb+1ast, J.Hellerstrom 16+4reb+4ast, R.Dahlberg 13+6reb+3ast, L.Friberg 12+1ast, O.Jonsson 6+7reb+2ast, S.Eliasson Godonou 5+5reb
gschID: 198232


Akropol - Taby 87-86

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Akropol as it allowed them to take a leadership position in North. Akropol edged their biggest opponent Taby Basket in Spanga 87-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Taby Basket. It was a key game for the top position in North. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 22-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Akropol outrebounded Taby Basket 41-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Taby Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized Greek guard Christian Koutras (189-88, college: Cuesta JC) fired 20 points and 9 assists for the winners. Forward Richard Hartmann (201-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Swingman Erik Andersson (197-87) produced 25 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and swingman Johan Westerlund (191-84) added 22 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Akropol (10-3) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Umea. Taby Basket at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Taby Basket will play next round against KFUM Blackebergs trying to get back on the winning streak. Akropol will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Fryshuset in Stockholm.
Top scorers:
Taby: E.Andersson 25+6reb+4ast, J.Westerlund 22+4reb+4ast, J.Ehlde 14+1ast, Y.Merzoug 7+2reb, J.Lundin 6+4reb+3ast, S.Guy Mbemba 6+1reb+2ast
Akropol: B.Abdulkadi 20+4reb+2ast, C.Koutras 20+4reb+9ast, R.Hartmann 18+13reb+2ast, S.Desport 9+7reb+4ast, A.Kalpakas 8+9reb+4ast, L.Sonko 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 198231


Group South
Malbas - Eos 73-81

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Malmo. Leader IK Eos faced their biggest opponent Malbas. Guests from Lund (13-0) defeated host Malbas (8-5) 81-73. Malbas were ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 44-31 second half run of IK Eos. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Gustav Nystrom (189-89, college: Hope) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Adnan Karovic (187-88) contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Kosovan power forward Korab Ferizi (201-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American point guard Dwight Bankhead (181-83) added 12 points and 6 assists in the effort for Malbas. Five Malbas players scored in double figures. The victory was the thirteenth consecutive win for IK Eos. They maintain first place in South with 13-0 record. Malbas lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. IK Eos will play against Brahe Basket (#3) in Huskvarna in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Malbas will play on the road against Hogsbo in Goteborg and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Malbas: K.Ferizi 16+12reb, J.Magnusson 13+1reb+3ast, D.Bankhead 12+3reb+6ast, A.Nilsson 11+7reb+1ast, K.Gafor 10+4reb, K.Nyhage 5+4reb+2ast
Eos: G.Nystrom 23+6reb+6ast, A.Karovic 23+7reb+3ast, D.Hult 12+7reb+1ast, N.Gjorup 6+3reb+6ast, G.Laike 6+2reb, T.Bendz 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 198236


Boras II - Sanda 126-38

Bottom-ranked Sanda Basket (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 126-38 loss to fifth ranked Boras II (8-4) in Boras on Sunday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The game without a history. Boras II led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Sanda Basket to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Boras II dominated down low during the game scoring 88 of its points in the paint compared to Sanda Basket's 12. Boras II forced 39 Sanda Basket turnovers and outrebounded them 42-19 including a 21-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Sanda Basket's players. Forward Mohamed Nefatti (196-84) stepped up and scored 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and forward Hajzer Ismaili (201-94) chipped in 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Five Boras II players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Dennis Meraz (196-94) responded with 14 points and guard Niklas Holmstrom-Forster (178-94) scored 11 points. Boras II moved-up to second place in South, which they share with Brahe Basket and Haga Haninge. Sanda Basket lost their thirteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Boras II will meet Helsingborg (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sanda Basket will play against Eskilstuna and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sanda: D.Meraz 14+4reb, N.Holmstrom-Forster 11+2reb+1ast, J.Asherov 6+3reb+4ast, D.Akerberg 4+1reb, J.Enarsson 3+5reb, A.Rudensten 0
Boras II: M.Nefatti 30+8reb+4ast, H.Ismaili 21+6reb+4ast, R.Maraker 17+5reb+2ast, A.Andersson 16+1reb+7ast, N.Osmanbegovic 11+5reb+4ast, A.Almqvist 10+2reb+8ast
gschID: 198235


Eskilstuna - Jarfalla 76-83

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Eskilstuna (6-8) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Jarfalla (6-6) 83-76 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 51-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Jarfalla made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game, while Eskilstuna only scored six points from the stripe. Center Jean Alix (200-79) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and guard Biniam Yigzaw (186-91) chipped in 19 points. At the losing side Spanish forward Lluis Jacas (198-90) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds and Spanish Julian Rodriguez Lopez scored 22 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Jarfalla. They moved-up to sixth place in South. Loser Eskilstuna dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Hoganas. Jarfalla will meet league's second-placed Haga Haninge on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eskilstuna will play against Sanda Basket (#12) in Huskvarna and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Eskilstuna: L.Jacas 22+9reb+3ast, J.Rodriguez Lopez 22+2reb, J.Blanco 12+9reb+1ast, R.Norstrom 10+3reb+2ast, E.Jonsson 6+5reb+2ast, D.Urban 2+2reb
Jarfalla: J.Alix 21+11reb+3ast, B.Yigzaw 19+1reb+3ast, J.Edlund 18+2reb+1ast, L.Halling 10+7reb, B.Ndione 8+2reb, M.Catrinin 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 198233


  




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