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 2. Fribourg 0-0 
 3. Geneve Lions 0-0 
 4. Lausanne 0-0 
 5. Lugano Tigers 0-0 
 6. Massagno 0-0 
 7. Monthey 0-0 
 8. Neuchatel 0-0 
 9. Starwings 0-0 
 10. Swiss Central 0-0 
 11. Winterthur 0-0 
Last:7/24/2016
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 1. Acad.Fribourg 0-0 
 2. BBC Nyon 0-0 
 3. GC Zurich 0-0 
 4. Lug.Tigers U23 0-0 
 5. Meyrin Basket 0-0 
 6. Pully 0-0 
 7. Vevey 0-0 
 8. Villars 0-0 
Last:7/24/2016
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East
 1. Arbedo 0-0 
 2. Baden 0-0 
 3. Baeren 0-0 
 4. BCKE 0-0 
 5. Boncourt II 0-0 
 6. Grasshopp.U23 0-0 
 7. Massagno U23 0-0 
 8. Muraltese 0-0 
 9. SAV Vacallo 0-0 
 10. Soleure-Solothurn 0-0 
West
 1. Agaune 0-0 
 2. Bernex 0-0 
 3. Blonay Basket 0-0 
 4. Chene 0-0 
 5. Collombey-Muraz 0-0 
 6. Lions U23 0-0 
 7. Martigny 0-0 
 8. Renens 0-0 
 9. Saint-Prex 0-0 
 10. Sarine 0-0 
 11. Sion 0-0 
Last:7/24/2016
Points Per Game
 Richard CARTER
  Swiss C.
  (180-PG-92)
  Avg: 23
 1. Carter, Swiss C.23.0 
 2. Crockett, Massagno21.0 
 3. Burnatowski, Starw.20.5 
 4. Williams, Miramar18.6 
 5. Day, Massagno18.5 
 6. Toure, Neuchatel18.3 
 7. Badji, Kangoeroes17.6 
 8. Ikonic, Monthey17.0 
 9. Norfleet, Boncourt16.9 
 10. Timberlake, Month.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pape BADJI
  Kangoeroes
  (208-F/C-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Badji, Kangoeroes12.3 
 2. Watson, Lugano T.12.3 
 3. Toure, Neuchatel11.5 
 4. Crockett, Massagno10.8 
 5. Williams, Miramar9.9 
 6. Sparks, Bisons L.9.8 
 7. Dos Santos, Bonco.9.7 
 8. Upson, Starwings9.6 
 9. Jankovic, Massagno9.5 
 10. Djuric, Swiss Cen.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Winterthur
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Fekete, Winterthur5.8 
 2. Savoy, Neuchatel5.5 
 3. Wright, Fribourg5.4 
 4. Rambo, Lugano T.4.9 
 5. Gibson, Monthey4.6 
 6. Ross, Starwings4.6 
 7. Carter, Swiss C.4.6 
 8. Bavcevic, Monthey4.5 
 9. Ingram, Geneve L.4.5 
 10. Norfleet, Boncourt4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  Fribourg
  (179-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wright, Fribourg2.3 
 2. Timberlake, Month.1.9 
 3. Dubas, Monthey1.9 
 4. Norfleet, Boncourt1.9 
 5. Djuric, Swiss Cent.1.8 
 6. Rambo, Lugano T.1.8 
 7. Crockett, Massagno1.8 
 8. Day, Massagno1.8 
 9. Williams, Miramar1.7 
 10. Toure, Neuchatel1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SPARKS
  Bisons L.
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Sparks, Bisons L.2.1 
 2. Robinson, Winte.1.8 
 3. Toure, Neuchatel1.6 
 4. Mladjan, Monthey1.2 
 5. Henry, Lugano T.1.1 
 6. Glyniadakis, Nea K.1.0 
 7. Upson, Starwings1.0 
 8. Dubas, Monthey0.9 
 9. Badji, Kangoeroes0.8 
 10. Cotture, Fribourg0.7 

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LNA Round 3: Geneve Lions lose #1 position - Oct 22, 2012


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It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in LNA, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 3 in LNA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Chiasso where host SAV Vacallo (3-0) beat league's leader Geneve Lions (2-1) 76-67 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Geneve Lions. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Geneve Lions trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 17-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-76 at the end of the game. SAV Vacallo made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Larry O'Bannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) who scored 29 points. Guard Rickey Gibson (191-84, college: Stillman) chipped in 12 points and 8 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Kelvin Parker (183-82, college: NW Missouri St.) who recorded 17 points and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SAV Vacallo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Geneve Lions at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by SAV Vacallo. Geneve Lions will play next round against Monthey trying to make it back to the top of the standings. SAV Vacallo will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Boncourt on the road.
Undefeated Lugano Tigers (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of seventh ranked Monthey. Visitors were edged by Monthey in overtime 86-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lugano Tigers. It was a good game for American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 9 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. Adnan Hodzic contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for Lugano Tigers. Monthey moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Lugano Tigers. Monthey will play against league's second-placed Geneve Lions on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lugano Tigers will play against Neuchatel and hope to get back on the winning track.


SAV Vacallo - Geneve Lions 76-67

Round 3 in LNA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Chiasso where host SAV Vacallo (3-0) beat league's leader Geneve Lions (2-1) 76-67 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Geneve Lions. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Geneve Lions trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 17-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-76 at the end of the game. SAV Vacallo made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Larry O'Bannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) who scored 29 points. Guard Rickey Gibson (191-84, college: Stillman) chipped in 12 points and 8 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Kelvin Parker (183-82, college: NW Missouri St.) who recorded 17 points and 6 assists and power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 15 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SAV Vacallo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Geneve Lions at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by SAV Vacallo. Geneve Lions will play next round against Monthey trying to make it back to the top of the standings. SAV Vacallo will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Boncourt on the road.
Top scorers:
SAV Vacallo: L.O'Bannon 29+2reb+2ast, I.Kuburovic 13+6reb+2ast, R.Gibson 12+4reb+8ast, M.Kakiouzis 9+5reb+1ast, M.Schneiderman 8+5reb+1ast, R.Schwaiger 3
Geneve Lions: K.Parker 17+3reb+6ast, J.James 15+5reb+1ast, F.Steinmann 9+5reb+1ast, T.Brown 7+1reb+1ast, M.Maruotto 5+4reb+1ast, B.Toure 5+4reb
gschID: 190105


Fribourg - SAM Massagno 96-77

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked SAM Massagno (0-3) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked Fribourg (2-1) 96-77 on Sunday. The game without a history. Fribourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Fribourg outrebounded SAM Massagno 41-25 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American power forward Darrius Garrett (205-90, college: Richmond) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 17 rebounds. International Roberto Kovac (188-90) chipped in 26 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jamelle Barrett (180-88) who recorded 21 points and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) added 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively. Five Fribourg and four SAM Massagno players scored in double figures. Fribourg moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser SAM Massagno still closes the standings with three games lost. Fribourg will face bottom-ranked Starwings (#10) in Basel in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SAM Massagno will play at home against BBC Nyon and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Fribourg: R.Kovac 26+1reb+1ast, E.Draughan 18+4reb+4ast, R.Yates 13+6reb+4ast, J.Kazadi 13+4reb+4ast, D.Garrett 11+17reb+2ast, B.Polyblank 7+5reb
SAM Massagno: J.Barrett 21+1reb+5ast, P.Campbell 18+5reb+1ast, C.Chapman 17+9reb, T.Freeman 17+4reb+3ast, S.Pantic 4+1reb, I.Ranic 0+1reb+1ast
gschID: 190104


Monthey - Lugano Tigers 86-84 OT

Undefeated Lugano Tigers (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of seventh ranked Monthey. Visitors were edged by Monthey in overtime 86-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lugano Tigers. It looked good early as Lugano Tigers took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Monthey had a 25-17 second period charge getting the lead. Then Lugano Tigers managed to tie the game at the end of regular time, but lost overtime period 8-10. Monthey made 28-of-35 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Lugano Tigers turnovers. Lugano Tigers were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 9 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. Bosnian forward Adnan Hodzic (203-88, college: Lipscomb, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and the former international Dusan Mladjan (198-86, agency: Interperformances) added 25 points in the effort for Lugano Tigers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Monthey moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Lugano Tigers. Monthey will play against league's second-placed Geneve Lions on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lugano Tigers will play against Neuchatel and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Monthey: J.Roberson 21+9reb+10ast, D.Holmes 18+4reb+1ast, A.Hodzic 16+5reb+3ast, C.Mafuta 10+3reb+2ast, J.Dubas 9+7reb+1ast, F.Kojadinovic 7+2reb+2ast
Lugano Tigers: D.Mladjan 25+4reb+2ast, R.Gordon 18+11reb+2ast, D.Stockalper 17+7reb+3ast, N.George 11+1reb+3ast, K.Barber 7+12reb+4ast, F.Ramseier 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 190103


Boncourt - Neuchatel 60-45

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Boncourt and 6th ranked Neuchatel had identical 1-1 record. This time Boncourt used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Neuchatel 60-45 on Sunday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Boncourt led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Neuchatel to just 6 points in second quarter. The best player for the winners was international Nicolas Dos Santos (201-87) who scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Daniel Ferguson (191-85, college: Valdosta St., agency: Interperformances) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Senegalese forward Jules Aw (200-86) who recorded 9 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (206-92) added 8 points respectively. Neuchatel's coach Arnaud Ricoux rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Boncourt (2-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Neuchatel dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Boncourt will face league's leader SAV Vacallo in Chiasso in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Neuchatel will play on the road against Lugano Tigers (#4).
Top scorers:
Boncourt: S.Ely 12+1reb+3ast, N.Dos Santos 11+9reb, D.Ferguson 10+5reb+2ast, I.N'Diaye 7+5reb+2ast, T.McCorkle 6+7reb+1ast, G.Louissaint 6
Neuchatel: J.Aw 9+9reb, P.Badji 8+2reb, D.Lang 6+1reb, T.Quidome 6+1reb+1ast, D.Blue 5+4reb, S.Louissaint 4+3reb
gschID: 190102


BBC Nyon - Starwings 89-77

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked BBC Nyon and bottom-ranked Starwings had identical 0-2 record. This time BBC Nyon used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Basel 89-77 on Sunday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. BBC Nyon dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Starwings' 36. They outrebounded Starwings 45-34 including 30 on the defensive glass. Starwings were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American swingman Marvin Owens (196-86, college: Northwood) who scored 28 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Justin Rutty (200-89, college: Quinnipiac) chipped in 22 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Justin Dobbins (203-87, college: E.Michigan, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, agency: Warren Sports International) added 15 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks respectively. Four Starwings players scored in double figures. BBC Nyon (1-2) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Neuchatel. It was Starwings' third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. BBC Nyon will face SAM Massagno (#9) on the road in the next round. Starwings will play against Fribourg and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BBC Nyon: M.Owens 28+5reb+3ast, J.Rutty 22+7reb, E.Tsonga 10+7reb+2ast, G.Lanisse 9+8reb, S.Zivkovic 9+4reb+5ast, C.Walters 8+12reb+2ast
Starwings: J.Dobbins 22+10reb+1ast, B.Jenkins 18+6reb+4ast, J.Burrows 15+13reb+4ast, T.McCrory 15+4reb+2ast, J.Fuchs 4+1ast, R.Guettinger 3+1reb
gschID: 190101
  




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Mladjan
Un.Olimpija tabs Marko Mladjan, ex Monthey - 4 days ago

Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Liga Nova KBM) inked 23-year old Swiss international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mladjan played most recently at BBC Monthey in Swiss LNA league. In 32 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to win the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team an...   [read more]

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