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LNA Standings
 1. Lugano Tigers 20-4 
 2. Monthey 19-5 
 3. Geneve Lions 18-6 
 4. Fribourg 17-7 
 5. SAV Vacallo 13-10 
 6. Starwings 9-15 
 7. Boncourt 7-17 
 8. SAM Massagno 3-21 
 9. BBC Nyon 2-22 
Points Per Game
 Mohammed ABUKAR
  Lugano T.
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Abukar, Lugano T.20.3 
 2. Sharper, Boncourt19.4 
 3. Burrows, Starwings18.2 
 4. Jenkins, Starwings17.8 
 5. Calasan, Boncourt17.7 
 6. Jones, SAM M.16.8 
 7. Barnette, Geneve16.8 
 8. Mitrovic, SAM M.16.3 
 9. Smith, Monthey16.2 
 10. Gibson, SAV Vacal.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erroyl BING
  Geneve Lions
  (198-F/C-82)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Bing, Geneve Lions9.1 
 2. Calasan, Boncourt9.1 
 3. Toure, Geneve Lio.9.0 
 4. Knutson, BBC Nyon8.3 
 5. Burrows, Starwings8.1 
 6. Rakocevic, Lugano7.9 
 7. Esterkamp, Fribo.7.6 
 8. Finn, Monthey7.5 
 9. Molteni, SAM M.7.5 
 10. Jones, SAM M.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rickey GIBSON
  SAV Vacallo
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Gibson, SAV Vacallo6.4 
 2. Brown, Lugano T.6.0 
 3. Jenkins, Starwings5.3 
 4. Dunn, Geneve Lions4.9 
 5. Petkovic, Starw.4.7 
 6. Boylan, Monthey4.5 
 7. Draughan, Lugano4.4 
 8. Bobetso, BBC Nyon4.0 
 9. Petkovic, Fribourg3.9 
 10. Parker, Monthey3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Miroslav PETKOVIC
  Starw.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Petkovic, Starw.3.1 
 2. Gibson, SAV Vacallo2.7 
 3. Boylan, Monthey2.6 
 4. Jones, SAM M.2.2 
 5. Jenkins, Starwings2.1 
 6. N'Diaye, Boncourt1.8 
 7. Sloan, SAV Vacallo1.8 
 8. Smith, Monthey1.8 
 9. Dubas, Monthey1.7 
 10. Mitrovic, SAM M.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Babacar TOURE
  Geneve Lions
  (205-F/C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Toure, Geneve Lio.1.9 
 2. Knutson, BBC Nyon1.7 
 3. Molteni, SAM M.1.2 
 4. Matter, Starwings1.2 
 5. Roberson, Boncourt1.1 
 6. Rakocevic, Lugano1.0 
 7. Burrows, Starwings1.0 
 8. Barnette, Geneve0.9 
 9. Dubas, Monthey0.9 
 10. Albrecht, Starw.0.9 

Lugano Tigers wins the Swiss LNA 2011-2012 title (Photo: laliberte.ch)

Lugano defend League Cup title (Photo: tio.ch)
Season 2011-2012
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports
Abroad

Lugano Tigers earn Swiss Cup title (Photo: Lugano)
Lugano Tigers 2011-12
Randoald Dessarzin Randoald Dessarzin Dessarzin
Rod Brown
Brown
Mohammed Abukar
Abukar
Edwin Draughan
Draughan
Derek Stockalper
Stockalper
Dusan Mladjan
Mladjan
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
 Brown Rod 186 (6'1'') PG 78 USA United Kingdom
14  Abukar Mohammed 208 (6'10'') F 85 USA
9  Draughan Edwin 196 (6'5'') G/F 82 USA
4  Stockalper Derek 198 (6'6'') G/F 84 USA Switzerland
11  Mladjan Dusan 199 (6'7'') G 86 Serbia Switzerland
 Dacevic Nikola 205 (6'9'') G/F 79 Serbia Switzerland
7  Mladjan Marko 205 (6'9'') F 93 Serbia Switzerland
12  Richards Ryan 212 (7'0'') C/F 91 United Kingdom
10  Lo Leggio Gustavo 195 (6'5'') F 87 Brazil Switzerland
15  Crnogorac Andrija 203 (6'8'') F/C 81 Serbia
 Rakocevic Zarko 204 (6'9'') F 84 Montenegro
6  Pantic Slavisa 200 (6'7'') F 85 Bosnia Switzerland
5  Basso Ludovico 185 (6'1'') PG 93 Switzerland
8  Harlicaj Eljon 193 (6'4'') F 93 Switzerland
20  Bianchi Patrick 180 (5'11'') PG 95 Switzerland
2  Gruninger Randon 190 (6'3'') F 95 Switzerland
Head Coach: Randoald Dessarzin
Coach Assistant: Walter Bernasconi
Coach Assistant: Carlos Lopes

Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA - May 23, 2012

Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 1st Team 2012
#s#
Mohammed Abukar
Abukar
Rickey Gibson
Gibson
Terry Smith
Smith
Sean Barnette
Barnette
Sean Finn
Finn
#e#5

Player of the Year: Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85) of Lugano Tigers
Guard of the Year: Rickey Gibson (191-G-84) of SAV Vacallo
Forward of the Year: Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85) of Lugano Tigers
Center of the Year: Sean Finn (212-C-82) of Monthey
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year: Florent Ramseier (197-F-90) of SAV Vacallo
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year: Jonathan Dubas (202-F/C-91) of Monthey
Bosman Player of the Year: Zarko Rakocevic (204-F-84) of Lugano Tigers
Import Player of the Year: Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85) of Lugano Tigers
Domestic Player of the Year: Dusan Mladjan (199-G-86) of Lugano Tigers
Defensive Player of the Year: Rickey Gibson (191-G-84) of SAV Vacallo
Coach of the Year: Petar Aleksic of Monthey

1st Team
G: Rickey Gibson (191-84) of SAV Vacallo
PG: Terry Smith (185-86) of Monthey
F: Sean Barnette (195-86) of Geneve Lions
F: Mohammed Abukar (208-85) of Lugano Tigers
C: Sean Finn (212-82) of Monthey

2nd Team
PG: Rod Brown (186-78) of Lugano Tigers
PG: John Sharper (186-84) of Boncourt
G/F: Edwin Draughan (196-82) of Lugano Tigers
F: Jaraun Burrows (203-85) of Starwings
F: Zarko Rakocevic (204-84) of Lugano Tigers

Honorable Mention
Nemanja Calasan (203-C-85) of Boncourt
Brandon Jenkins (190-G-85) of Starwings
Rokas Uzas (202-F-88) of SAV Vacallo
Matt Schneiderman (204-F/C-81) of SAV Vacallo
Dave Esterkamp (200-F-78) of Fribourg
Babacar Toure (205-F/C-85) of Geneve Lions
Ronald Yates (201-F-83) of Fribourg
Kelvin Parker (183-G-82) of Monthey
Stefan Petkovic (186-G-92) of Fribourg
Vladimir Buscaglia (197-G-80) of Geneve Lions
Tony Brown (193-G-79) of Geneve Lions
Erroyl Bing (198-F/C-82) of Geneve Lions

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Stefan Petkovic (186-92) of Fribourg
G: Dusan Mladjan (199-86) of Lugano Tigers
G/F: Derek Stockalper (198-84) of Lugano Tigers
F: Florent Ramseier (197-90) of SAV Vacallo
F/C: Jonathan Dubas (202-91) of Monthey

All-Imports Team
G: Rickey Gibson (191-84) of SAV Vacallo
PG: Terry Smith (185-86) of Monthey
F: Sean Barnette (195-86) of Geneve Lions
F: Mohammed Abukar (208-85) of Lugano Tigers
C: Sean Finn (212-82) of Monthey

All-Bosmans Team
PG: Rod Brown (186-78) of Lugano Tigers
F: Rokas Uzas (202-88) of SAV Vacallo
C/F: Danilo Mitrovic (208-84) of SAM Massagno
F: Zarko Rakocevic (204-84) of Lugano Tigers
C: Nemanja Calasan (203-85) of Boncourt


Lugano Tigers defend LNA title - May 18, 2012

Lugano Tigers - Geneve Lions 92:81

Lugano Tigers remain LNA title holder. They overcame Geneve Lions in the fifth decisive game of the championship series tonight to clinch the third LNA title in a row. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Two Points, college: San Diego St.) stepped up with 31 points to pace the winners.
Lugano controlled the pace right from the start. The Tigers built a 23:18 lead ten minutes into the encounter. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Lugano established a 47:37 halftime advantage. The Lions slowed the hosts down in the third term. The visitors managed to get within 9 points at the final break. But Lugano fired 27 points in the fourth stanza and rallied to a well-deserved win at the end. Zarko Rakocevic (204-F-84) finished with 14 points, while Rod Brown (186-PG-78, agency: Two Points, college: W.Michigan) added 13 in the victory. Christopher Dunn (189-G-83, agency: Court Side, college: W.Virginia St.) answered with 18 points for Geneve Lions. Erroyl Bing (198-F/C-82, college: E.Carolina) had 16 points in the loss.

Lugano Tigers: Mohammed Abukar 31, Zarko Rakocevic 14, Rod Brown 13
Geneve Lions: Christopher Dunn 18, Erroyl Bing 16


Lugano Tigers earn Swiss Cup title - Apr 15, 2012

Lugano Tigers - Monthey 76:74

Lugano Tigers celebrated Swiss Cup title. They narrowly defeated Monthey in the Final. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Two Points, college: San Diego St.) stepped up with 22 points to pace the winners. Lugano thus defended their Swiss Cup title.
Monthey opened the game at the St. Leonard Arena on a high note. They established a 23:16 lead after ten minutes. Monthey stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. They piled up a 44:33 halftime advantage. But the defending champions put up the pressure on their opponents in the third term. The Tigers limited Monthey to just 14 points in the third term erasing the deficit. The teams entered the fourth frame tied at 58. Lugano used all of their experience in the final seconds to secure a narrow victory at the end. Rod Brown (186-PG-78, agency: Two Points, college: W.Michigan) produced 14 points, while Edwin Draughan (196-G/F-82, college: Yale) added 12 points in the victory. Sean Finn (212-C-82, college: Dayton) topscored for Monthey with 27 points. Terry Smith (185-PG-86, college: Mercyhurst) nailed 12 points in the loss.

Lugano Tigers: Mohammed Abukar 22, Rod Brown 14, Edwin Draughan 12
Monthey: Sean Finn 27, Terry Smith 12


Lugano Tigers knock down Fribourg to clinch League Cup title - Feb 6, 2012

Lugano Tigers - Benetton Fribourg 92:75

Lugano Tigers defended their League Cup title. They knocked down Benetton Fribourg in the Final yesterday. Edwin Draughan (196-G/F-82, college: Yale) scored 27 points to lead the winners.
Lugano erupted for 29 points in the opening quarter to take a 9-point lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Tigers ensured a 46:33 halftime advantage. Fribourg tried to turn things around in the third quarter. They cut the margin at 7 points 58:65 at the final intermission. Lugano went on a 27:17 run in the fourth stanza and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Zarko Rakocevic (204-F-84) posted 19 points, while Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: San Diego St.) had 16 points for the winners. Brendon Polyblank (197-G/F-78, college: Texas St.) answered with 22 points for Fribourg. Ronald Yates (201-F-83, college: St.Peter's) finished with 19 points in defeat.

Lugano Tigers: Edwin Draughan 27, Zarko Rakocevic 19, Mohammed Abukar 16
Benetton Fribourg: Brendon Polyblank 22, Ronald Yates 19



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