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LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 21-6 
 2. Geneve Lions 21-6 
 3. Neuchatel 21-6 
 4. Monthey 20-7 
 5. Lugano Tigers 17-10 
 6. Massagno 12-15 
 7. Boncourt 9-18 
 8. Starwings 9-18 
 9. Swiss Central 4-23 
 10. Winterthur 1-26 
Last:6/7/2016
LNB Standings
 1. BBC Nyon 20-2 
 2. Pully 18-4 
 3. Lausanne 17-5 
 4. Vevey 16-6 
 5. Meyrin Basket 13-9 
 6. GC Zurich 11-11 
 7. BCKE 10-12 
 8. Villars 10-12 
 9. Acad.Fribourg 8-14 
 10. Lug.Tigers U23 4-18 
 11. Martigny 4-18 
 12. Bern 1-21 
Last:3/20/2016
1LN Standings
East
 1. SAV Vacallo 18-3 
 2. Boncourt II 14-7 
 3. Massagno U23 14-7 
 4. Baeren 13-8 
 5. Baden 9-12 
 6. Soleure-Solothurn 9-12 
 7. CBSZ U23 6-15 
 8. Moutier 1-20 
West
 1. Blonay Basket 20-4 
 2. La Chx-de-F. 17-7 
 3. Renens 16-8 
 4. Collombey-Muraz 15-9 
 5. Chene 12-12 
 6. Sion 12-12 
 7. Agaune 6-18 
 8. BBC Lausanne U23 5-19 
 9. Sarine 5-19 
Last:3/25/2016
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 4: Change at the top of the standings - Oct 29, 2012


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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 even winless team recording their first victory.

LNA round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader SAV Vacallo (3-1) against sixth ranked Boncourt (3-1) 83-79 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SAV Vacallo. It was a key game for the top position in the league. SAV Vacallo was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded SAV Vacallo 32-20 including 20 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jackson Capel (191-G-87, college: Evangel) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!). The other American import swingman Shy Ely (194-87, college: Evansville, agency: Merit Sports) contributed with 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American power forward Matt Schneiderman (204-81, college: N.Iowa) replied with 21 points for SAV Vacallo. Boncourt keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated SAV Vacallo. SAV Vacallo will play next round against strong Lugano Tigers trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Boncourt will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked BBC Nyon on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Geneve Lions as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (SAV Vacallo) loss. Geneve Lions defeated 5th ranked Monthey at home 85-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Monthey. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Tony Brown (193-79, college: Arkansas St.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and Juwann James who added 14 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Geneve Lions' coach Ivan Rudez allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) responded with 18 points. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 4 other teams. Monthey at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. Monthey will play next round against Starwings trying to get back on the winning streak. Geneve Lions will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Fribourg on the road.
SAM Massagno's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat BBC Nyon (1-3) 102-89 on Sunday. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by Tommy Freeman who scored that evening 31 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Even a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds by Justin Rutty did not help to save the game for BBC Nyon. SAM Massagno left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Neuchatel and BBC Nyon. SAM Massagno will meet Neuchatel (#8) on the road in the next round. BBC Nyon will play against Boncourt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Third ranked Fribourg blasted bottom-ranked Starwings (0-4) in Basel 85-62. Starwings is still unable to win any game. Arizona Reid fired 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Fribourg's coach Damien Leyrolles felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fribourg (3-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Starwings at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Fribourg's next round opponent will be league's leader Geneve Lions at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Starwings will play against Monthey (#6) and hope to get finally their first victory.
The game between fourth ranked Lugano Tigers (3-1) and 8th ranked Neuchatel (1-3) in Lugano on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Lugano Tigers outscored guests from Neuchatel 103-77. It was a very good performance for Richie Gordon who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Neuchatel dropped to the seventh place with three games lost. Lugano Tigers will face league's second-placed SAV Vacallo in Chiasso in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Neuchatel will play at home against SAM Massagno (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


SAM Massagno - BBC Nyon 102-89

SAM Massagno's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat BBC Nyon (1-3) 102-89 on Sunday. BBC Nyon was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by forward Tommy Freeman (195-88, college: Ohio, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who scored that evening 31 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) supported him with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Freeman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds by forward Justin Rutty (200-89, college: Quinnipiac) did not help to save the game for BBC Nyon. Swingman Marvin Owens (196-86, college: Northwood) added 25 points and 4 steals for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SAM Massagno left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Neuchatel and BBC Nyon. SAM Massagno will meet Neuchatel (#8) on the road in the next round. BBC Nyon will play against Boncourt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SAM Massagno: T.Freeman 31+2reb+4ast, C.Chapman 23+8reb+4ast, J.Barrett 21+1reb+7ast, P.Campbell 11+8reb+2ast, T.Murati 6+1reb, D.Andjelkovic 5+3reb+1ast
BBC Nyon: M.Owens 25+3reb, J.Rutty 25+10reb+2ast, S.Zivkovic 13+4reb+4ast, G.Lanisse 13+5reb, C.Walters 8+6reb, E.Tsonga 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 190110


Lugano Tigers - Neuchatel 103-77

The game between fourth ranked Lugano Tigers (3-1) and 8th ranked Neuchatel (1-3) in Lugano on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Lugano Tigers outscored guests from Neuchatel 103-77. The game was mostly controlled by Lugano Tigers. Neuchatel was better in fourth quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lugano Tigers shot 60.9 percent from the field. Lugano Tigers had a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Lugano Tigers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. It was a very good performance for American forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds. The former international Dusan Mladjan (198-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 25 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Derrick Lang (194-80, college: Incarnate Word) replied with 18 points and naturalized Senegalese forward Jules Aw (200-86) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Neuchatel. Five Lugano Tigers and four Neuchatel players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Neuchatel dropped to the seventh place with three games lost. Lugano Tigers will face league's second-placed SAV Vacallo in Chiasso in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Neuchatel will play at home against SAM Massagno (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lugano Tigers: D.Mladjan 25+1reb+2ast, R.Gordon 18+9reb+2ast, D.Stockalper 17+6reb+4ast, K.Barber 15+9reb+3ast, F.Ramseier 11+5reb, D.Fergerson 7+3ast
Neuchatel: D.Lang 18+3reb, P.Badji 16+4reb, J.Aw 14+5reb+1ast, R.Reese 13+4reb, S.Louissaint 8+4reb+2ast, L.Vertel 4+4reb
gschID: 190109


Geneve Lions - Monthey 85-71

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Geneve Lions as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (SAV Vacallo) loss. Geneve Lions defeated 5th ranked Monthey at home 85-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Monthey. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Geneve Lions. Monthey was better in fourth quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Geneve Lions shot 64.7 percent from the field. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Tony Brown (193-79, college: Arkansas St.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and the other American import power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who added 14 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Geneve Lions players scored in double figures. Geneve Lions' coach Ivan Rudez allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) responded with 18 points and international Jonathan Dubas (202-91) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 4 other teams. Monthey at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. Monthey will play next round against Starwings trying to get back on the winning streak. Geneve Lions will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Fribourg on the road.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: T.Brown 17+3reb+2ast, J.James 14+4reb+2ast, K.Parker 11+1reb+5ast, A.Stimac 11+6reb+2ast, B.Toure 11+6reb+1ast, M.Maruotto 9+4reb+2ast
Monthey: J.Roberson 18+1reb+1ast, J.Dubas 10+9reb, D.Holmes 10+1ast, C.Mafuta 9+3reb+1ast, B.Savoy 8+3ast, A.Hodzic 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 190108


Starwings - Fribourg 62-85

Third ranked Fribourg blasted bottom-ranked Starwings (0-4) in Basel 85-62. Starwings is still unable to win any game. The game was mostly controlled by Fribourg. Starwings was better in second period 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fribourg dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Starwings' 38. Fribourg forced 19 Starwings turnovers. American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) fired 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) chipped in 13 points. Five Fribourg players scored in double figures. Fribourg's coach Damien Leyrolles felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Brandon Jenkins (190-85, college: Louisville) produced 27 points and 4 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import power forward Justin Dobbins (203-87, college: E.Michigan, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for lost side. Fribourg (3-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Starwings at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Fribourg's next round opponent will be league's leader Geneve Lions at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Starwings will play against Monthey (#6) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Fribourg: A.Reid 15+7reb+4ast, R.Yates 13+4reb+2ast, J.Kazadi 11+3reb+4ast, B.Polyblank 11+4reb+1ast, D.Garrett 10+6reb+1ast, E.Draughan 10+3reb+3ast
Starwings: B.Jenkins 27+2reb+4ast, J.Dobbins 21+9reb, R.Guettinger 6, N.Matter 5+7reb+1ast, T.McCrory 2+4reb+5ast, B.Kostic 1+2ast
gschID: 190107


Boncourt - SAV Vacallo 83-79

LNA round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader SAV Vacallo (3-1) against sixth ranked Boncourt (3-1) 83-79 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SAV Vacallo. It was a key game for the top position in the league. SAV Vacallo was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded SAV Vacallo 32-20 including 20 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jackson Capel (191-87, college: Evangel) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!). The other American import swingman Shy Ely (194-87, college: Evansville, agency: Merit Sports) contributed with 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American power forward Matt Schneiderman (204-81, college: N.Iowa) replied with 21 points and Greek center Mihalis Kakiouzis (206-76, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for SAV Vacallo. Boncourt keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated SAV Vacallo. SAV Vacallo will play next round against strong Lugano Tigers trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Boncourt will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked BBC Nyon on the road.
Top scorers:
Boncourt: J.Capel 34+4reb, S.Ely 20+3reb+6ast, N.Dos Santos 12+11reb+1ast, T.McCorkle 6+3reb+1ast, I.N'Diaye 5+5reb+1ast, D.Ferguson 4+5reb+3ast
SAV Vacallo: M.Schneiderman 21+2reb+2ast, M.Kakiouzis 16+7reb+2ast, I.Kuburovic 16+4reb+3ast, L.O'Bannon 9+2reb+2ast, R.Gibson 8+3reb+6ast, R.Schwaiger 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 190106
  




Jeffrey
Crockett
Forli adds Crockett to their roster, ex Massagno - 11 minutes ago

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie B) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Jeffrey Crockett (201-95kg-91, college: Texas Tech). He played last season at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno in Swiss LNA league. In 18 games he was second best scorer with impressive 21.0ppg and had 10.8rpg (#3 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports T...   [read more]

Roberto
Kovac
Lions de Geneve signs Roberto Kovac, Juraj Kozic and Randon Grueninger - 5 days ago

Lions de Geneve signed three players: Roberto Kovac (189-SG-90), Juraj Kozic (198-SF-95) and Randon Grueninger (193-F-95). Kovac played last five seasons with Fribourg Olympic. Last season the Swiss shooting guard averaged 9.9 points and he won Swiss LNA championship and the Swiss Cup. Kozic played with Lugano Tigers and he averaged 7.1 points per game. The Croatian-Swiss signed a two-seasons deal. Grueninger leaved SAM Massagno, last seasons he averaged 5.7 points.   [read more]

Bryan Colon
Neuchatel signs Bryan Colon - 6 days ago

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) signed 24-year old naturalized Dominican guard Bryan Colon (181-92). He played last season at BBC Monthey (LNA). In 22 games he had 4.5ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the cup. The previous (14-15) season Colon played at BBC Lausanne (LNB). In 22 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg in 2014-15 season. Great year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Honorable Mention. He won Swiss LNB championship t...   [read more]


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