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LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 20-1 
 2. Helios 18-3 
 3. Aarau 14-7 
 4. Riva 11-10 
 5. Bellinzona 10-11 
 6. Pully 7-14 
 7. Winterthur 3-18 
 8. Lancy 1-20 
Last:4/5/2016
LNB Stage Two Standings
Group 1
 1. BBC Troist. 12-0 
 2. Blonay 9-3 
 3. Nyon 7-5 
 4. Highflyers 6-6 
 5. DEL Basket 5-7 
 6. BCKE Wallabies 3-9 
 7. Carouge 0-12 
Group 2
 1. Sion Basket 14-0 
 2. Fribourg II 10-4 
 3. Meyrin 10-4 
 4. Baden 7-7 
 5. Martigny 6-8 
 6. Arlesheim 4-10 
 7. Cossonay 4-10 
 8. Lausanne 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/26/2016
Points Per Game
 Nikki DIXON
  Basket Esch
  (178-G-93)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. Dixon, Basket Esch28.6 
 2. Santiago, Fribourg27.9 
 3. Logan, Pully26.3 
 4. Adams, Polkowice25.0 
 5. Poppens, Helios20.8 
 6. Hansen, Riva20.5 
 7. Davis, Fribourg19.9 
 8. Giggetts, Lancy19.8 
 9. Miller, Bellinzona19.7 
 10. Johnson, Aarau17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Asia LOGAN
  Pully
  (183-F-92)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Logan, Pully15.3 
 2. Johnson, Aarau12.8 
 3. Giroud, Helios12.5 
 4. Williams, Aarau12.5 
 5. Giggetts, Lancy12.4 
 6. Poppens, Helios12.3 
 7. Hansen, Riva11.9 
 8. Burdgess, Mersin G.11.7 
 9. Vails, Pully10.8 
 10. Santiago, Fribourg9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Katarina RISTIC
  Costa M.
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Ristic, Costa M.7.3 
 2. Aleksic, Aarau6.7 
 3. Davis, Fribourg6.0 
 4. Giroud, Helios4.7 
 5. Adams, Polkowice4.7 
 6. Boddie, Herner4.4 
 7. Rol, Fribourg4.3 
 8. Kershaw, Helios3.5 
 9. Santiago, Fribourg3.4 
 10. Dixon, Basket Es.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Whitney BODDIE
  Herner
  (173-G-87)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Boddie, Herner5.6 
 2. Hansen, Riva4.7 
 3. Giroud, Helios4.0 
 4. Dixon, Basket Esch4.0 
 5. Santiago, Fribourg3.3 
 6. Twehues, Aarau3.2 
 7. Rol, Fribourg2.9 
 8. Poppens, Helios2.8 
 9. Giggetts, Lancy2.8 
 10. Salvatore, Pully2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jassany WILLIAMS
  Aarau
  (188-PF-92)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Williams, Aarau3.9 
 2. Santiago, Fribourg1.8 
 3. Giggetts, Lancy1.6 
 4. Adams, Polkowice1.3 
 5. Logan, Pully1.3 
 6. Vails, Pully1.3 
 7. Johnson, Aarau1.0 
 8. Avila Lopez, Belli.1.0 
 9. Boddie, Herner1.0 
 10. Burdgess, Mersin0.9 
Poll

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LNA Round 7: Fribourg loses to Hope-GBA - Nov 13, 2012


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The game between second ranked Fribourg (5-2) and fifth ranked Hope-GBA (4-3) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Fribourg was defeated by Hope-GBA in a tough game in Bernex 63-71. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 22-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hope-GBA made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 30 Fribourg turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Fribourg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Jalinka Michaux (173-87) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Sarah Cavin (178-92) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Hope-GBA's coach Billy Karageorgakis used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Kaitlin Sowinski (196-86, college: Sacred Heart, agency: Two Points) answered with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 5 blocks for Fribourg. Hope-GBA maintains fifth place with 4-3 record. Fribourg at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Riva Basket. Hope-GBA are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Bellinzona (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Fribourg will play against Pully (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
LNA top team - Helios (7-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Bellinzona (0-7) 102-46. It was a great evening for international forward Marielle Giroud (180-87, college: Franklin Pierce) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds. Karen Twehues helped adding 25 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side Canadian forward Julie Seabrook (190-90, college: Colorado) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Bellinzona's coach Scott Twehues gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Undefeated Helios have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 7-0 record. Newly promoted Bellinzona still closes the standings with seven games lost. Helios will play against Basel (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Bellinzona will play against Hope-GBA in Bernex and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Basel supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Riva Basket (5-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Basel (2-5). Riva Basket smashed Basel 81-57 on Sunday. It was an exceptional evening for Cameo Hicks who led the winners and scored 25 points and 5 assists. Megan Skouby came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Basel in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Riva Basket. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Fribourg. Loser Basel keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Muraltese. Riva Basket will meet at home league's second-placed Ovronnaz-Mart. in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Basel will play against the league's leader Helios (#1) in Vetroz and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 7 Muraltese was beaten by Ovronnaz-Mart. on the road 84-67. Pully won against Highflyers on its own court 80-71.



Ovronnaz-Mart. - Muraltese 84-67

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Ovronnaz-Mart. (6-1) beat 8th ranked Muraltese (2-5) in Martigny 84-67 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Ovronnaz-Mart.. Muraltese managed to win fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ovronnaz-Mart. forced 21 Muraltese turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Barbados forward Jamila Studer-Griffith (182-82) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds. International center Katia Clement (183-85) accounted for 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Ovronnaz-Mart. players scored in double figures. American guard Takia Starks (173-87, college: Texas A&M) came up with 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Judit Jakab (178-89) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Muraltese in the defeat. Muraltese's coach Mirko Cipolletti rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Ovronnaz-Mart.. They maintain second place with 6-1 record behind leader Helios. Newly promoted Muraltese dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Basel. Ovronnaz-Mart. will meet Riva Basket (#4) in the next round. Muraltese will play against Highflyers in Luzern and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Muraltese: T.Starks 33+7reb+5ast, J.Jakab 17+8reb+2ast, E.Himaj 6+1reb, D.Voumard 6+1reb+1ast, L.Wuest 3, S.Juon 2+8reb
Ovronnaz-Mart.: J.Studer-Griffith 27+15reb+1ast, K.Clement 13+8reb+3ast, C.Ambrosio 11+1reb+1ast, L.Volpe 10+1reb+4ast, I.Szakacs 8+8reb+7ast, M.Meylan 6
gschID: 188192


Bellinzona - Helios 46-102

LNA top team - Helios (7-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Bellinzona (0-7) 102-46. The game without a history. Helios led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Bellinzona's 34. Helios forced 33 Bellinzona turnovers and outrebounded them 34-20 including 23 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Bellinzona's players. It was a great evening for international forward Marielle Giroud (180-87, college: Franklin Pierce) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds. International guard Karen Twehues (182-83, college: Cincinnati) helped adding 25 points and 7 rebounds. Four Helios players scored in double figures. At the losing side Canadian forward Julie Seabrook (190-90, college: Colorado) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds and forward Miryam Sohm (181-95) scored 11 points and 4 steals. Bellinzona's coach Scott Twehues gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Helios have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 7-0 record. Newly promoted Bellinzona still closes the standings with seven games lost. Helios will play against Basel (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Bellinzona will play against Hope-GBA in Bernex and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bellinzona: J.Seabrook 14+9reb+2ast, M.Sohm 11+3reb+1ast, N.Zilic 6, K.Stupar 5+1reb, R.Menafoglio 4+3reb, S.Lacalamita 2
Helios: K.Twehues 25+7reb, C.Turin 24+1reb+6ast, M.Giroud 19+17reb+3ast, D.Diouf 18+3reb+9ast, S.Kershaw 7+3reb+1ast, S.Carron 4+1ast
gschID: 188189


Pully - Highflyers 80-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Highflyers' (1-6) road loss to eighth ranked Pully (3-4) 71-80 on Saturday. The game without a history. Pully led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Highflyers' 40. Pully forced 26 Highflyers turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Quiana Porter (187-91, college: St.Peter's) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 17 rebounds. Her fellow American import guard Shantrell Moss (175-85, college: Clark Atlanta) accounted for 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 10 steals for the winning side. Naturalized Croatian Tatjana Pavlovic (183-90) came up with 25 points and 9 rebounds and American center Chelsea Snyder (198-90, college: VCU) added 15 points and 18 rebounds respectively for Highflyers in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Pully moved-up to sixth place. Highflyers lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with six games lost. Pully will meet higher ranked Fribourg (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Highflyers will play against Muraltese (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Highflyers: T.Pavlovic 25+9reb+1ast, C.Snyder 15+18reb, V.Dorestant 12+3reb+1ast, G.Simioni 6+3reb+2ast, G.Sakica 5+2ast, E.Miroci 4+3reb
Pully: Q.Porter 24+17reb+1ast, S.Moss 19+9reb+5ast, T.Detraz 9+1reb+4ast, A.Budowski 8+6reb+1ast, A.Gavin 7+1reb+1ast, M.Steiner 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 188188


Basel - Riva Basket 57-81

The game in Basel supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Riva Basket (5-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Basel (2-5). Riva Basket smashed Basel 81-57 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Riva Basket. Basel managed to win fourth quarter 23-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Riva Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Basel's 34. Riva Basket forced 27 Basel turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Cameo Hicks (182-84, college: Washington) who led the winners and scored 25 points and 5 assists. Canadian-Jamaican forward Rhona McKenzie (183-76, agency: LBM Management) accounted for 14 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. American center Megan Skouby (193-86, college: Iowa) came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds and guard Szandra Mccrory (174-78) added 14 points respectively for Basel in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Riva Basket. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Fribourg. Loser Basel keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Muraltese. Riva Basket will meet at home league's second-placed Ovronnaz-Mart. in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Basel will play against the league's leader Helios (#1) in Vetroz and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Basel: M.Skouby 15+7reb+2ast, S.Mccrory 14+3reb, R.Nuescheler 9+4reb+1ast, D.Monnier 9+2reb+1ast, C.Ferrari 5+2reb+1ast, E.Moldovanyi 5+5reb
Riva Basket: C.Hicks 25+4reb+5ast, L.Mazzocchi 18+1reb+5ast, R.McKenzie 14+14reb+1ast, L.Travaini 8+1reb, L.Bordoli 8+1reb, F.Annibale 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 188191


Hope-GBA - Fribourg 71-63

The game between second ranked Fribourg (5-2) and fifth ranked Hope-GBA (4-3) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Fribourg was defeated by Hope-GBA in a tough game in Bernex 63-71. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 22-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hope-GBA made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 30 Fribourg turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Fribourg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Jalinka Michaux (173-87) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Sarah Cavin (178-92) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Hope-GBA's coach Billy Karageorgakis used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Kaitlin Sowinski (196-86, college: Sacred Heart, agency: Two Points) answered with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 5 blocks and the other American import guard Kirby Copeland (182-85, college: Virginia Tech, agency: LBM Management) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Fribourg. Hope-GBA maintains fifth place with 4-3 record. Fribourg at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Riva Basket. Hope-GBA are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Bellinzona (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Fribourg will play against Pully (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Fribourg: K.Sowinski 33+13reb+2ast, K.Copeland 17+8reb+2ast, M.Milenkovic 6+6reb+4ast, A.Toumi 4+3reb+2ast, L.Thalmann 3+5reb+2ast, E.Butty 0
Hope-GBA: S.Cavin 21+6reb+2ast, J.Michaux 19+9reb+2ast, L.Cutunic 12+4reb, D.Studer 6+5reb+3ast, L.Perrenoud 6+6reb, M.Dzinic 4+3reb
gschID: 188190


  



Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Awards 2016 - May 9, 2016


Finals MVP: Chelsea Poppens (188-F-91) of Helios;
Player of the Year: Marielle Giroud (180-F/C-87) of Helios;
Guard of the Year: Jazmine Davis (170-G-93) of Fribourg;
Forward of the Year: Chelsea Poppens (188-F-91) of Helios;
Center of the Year: Marielle Giroud (180-F/C-87) of Helios;
Import Player of the Year: Chelsea Poppens (188-F-91) of Helios;
Domestic Player of the Year: Marielle Giroud (180-F/C-87) of Helios;
Defensive Player of the Year: Sarah Hansen (178-  
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