Sdent Helios defend Swiss Cup title - Apr 15, 2012
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Sdent Helios - Riva Basket 64:54
Sdent Helios conquered Swiss Cup title for the second year in a row. They overcame Riva Basket for another trophy. Renee Taylor (158-G-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: Miami, FL) posted 17 points to lead the winners. Sdent Helios and Riva Basket stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Helios eked out a 16:14 lead after the opening quarter. Helios stretched the gap in the second frame. They established a comfortable 37:27 halftime lead. Sdent Helios played a near-perfect defence in the third term. They held Riva Basket to just 4 points in the quarter posting a 44:31 lead with ten minutes remaining. Riva Basket unleashed 23 points in the fourth term but Helios were ready and responded with 20 to seal the victory. Sarah Kershaw (180-SF-85) and Jalinka Michaux (173-F-87) notched 11 points each for Helios. Shannon McCallum (177-G-87, college: Charlotte) netted 20 points for Riva Basket. Judit Jakab (178-F-89) finished with 9 points in the loss.
Lugano Tigers surprised Fribourg away from home to squeeze into the LNA Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Lugano Tigers. Fribourg managed to win third quarter 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Serbian guard Branko Milisavljevic (193-76, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 20 points and 5 assists. American forward Korvotney Barber (201-87, college: Auburn, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Lugano Tigers players scored in double figures. American swingman Edwin Draughan (196-82, college: Yale) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Top scorers: Fribourg: E.Draughan 25+10reb+3ast, R.Yates 13+9reb+2ast, R.Kovac 9+3reb, A.Reid 7+4reb+4ast, M.Shaw 4+8reb+1ast, D.Garrett 3+4reb Lugano Tigers: B.Milisavljevic 20+3reb+5ast, D.Mladjan 14+3reb+2ast, K.Barber 12+7reb+2ast, R.Gordon 10+4reb+2ast, M.Schneiderman 8+7reb+6ast, W.Molteni 3
LNA Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Fribourg force decider - May 15, 2013
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Lugano Tigers - Fribourg 81-86
Fribourg escaped elimination edging Lugano Tigers on the road. The teams will clash in the fifth decisive game on Thursday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 28-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) fired 41 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners [read more]
Fribourg escaped elimination edging Lugano Tigers on the road. The teams will clash in the fifth decisive game on Thursday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 28-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) fired 41 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The other American import forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points. The former international Dusan Mladjan (198-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 25 points and American forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) added 12 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Lugano Tigers players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Lugano Tigers: D.Mladjan 25+1reb+1ast, M.Schneiderman 16+3reb+3ast, K.Barber 16+7reb, R.Gordon 12+12reb, B.Milisavljevic 7+4reb+9ast, D.Stockalper 5+2reb+4ast Fribourg: A.Reid 41+9reb+8ast, M.Shaw 14+3reb+1ast, R.Kovac 10+1reb, E.Draughan 7+4reb+2ast, D.Garrett 6+10reb, R.Yates 5+4reb+2ast
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