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LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 17-3 
 2. Monthey 14-6 
 3. Lugano Tigers 13-7 
 4. Neuchatel 13-7 
 5. Geneve Lions 13-7 
 6. Starwings 9-11 
 7. Swiss Central 9-11 
 8. Lausanne 7-13 
 9. Boncourt 7-13 
 10. Massagno 6-14 
 11. Winterthur 2-18 
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 1. Vevey 18-3 
 2. Meyrin Basket 14-6 
 3. Pully 14-6 
 4. BBC Nyon 13-7 
 5. Villars 11-9 
 6. GC Zurich 6-14 
 7. Acad.Fribourg 5-16 
 8. Lug.Tigers U23 0-20 
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1LN Standings
East
 1. Soleure-Solothurn 14-4 
 2. Boncourt II 13-5 
 3. BCKE 11-7 
 4. Grasshopp.U23 11-7 
 5. Baden 10-8 
 6. Baeren 10-8 
 7. SAV Vacallo 10-8 
 8. Massagno U23 8-10 
 9. Arbedo 2-16 
 10. Muraltese 1-17 
West
 1. Lions U23 15-5 
 2. Blonay Basket 14-6 
 3. Saint-Prex 14-6 
 4. Bernex 13-7 
 5. Chene 13-7 
 6. Martigny 13-7 
 7. Sion 10-10 
 8. Sarine 7-13 
 9. Collombey-Muraz 5-15 
 10. Agaune 3-17 
 11. Renens 3-17 
Last:3/23/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rashad WHACK
  Winterthur
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Whack, Winterthur22.8 
 2. Cochran, Lausanne22.1 
 3. Ballard, Geneve Lions21.6 
 4. Day, Massagno19.3 
 5. Wilson, Lausanne19.1 
 6. Niles, Massagno19.1 
 7. Jones, Starwings18.7 
 8. Krstanovic, Neuch.18.3 
 9. Carter, Boncourt17.9 
 10. Mladjan, Geneve L.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nemanja CALASAN
  Boncourt
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Calasan, Boncourt12.6 
 2. Vinson, Starwings11.8 
 3. Aw, Lugano Tigers9.8 
 4. Jennings, Winte.9.6 
 5. Bergstedt, Massa.9.5 
 6. Krstanovic, Neuch.9.4 
 7. Taylor, Fribourg9.1 
 8. Sheldon, Winte.9.0 
 9. Heath, Monthey8.6 
 10. Brown, Swiss C.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kaylon WILLIAMS
  Lugano T.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Williams, Lugano T.8.2 
 2. Parker, Geneve L.7.7 
 3. Young, Monthey6.4 
 4. Everett, Lugano T.6.3 
 5. Kovacevic, Swiss C.5.4 
 6. Wright, Fribourg5.0 
 7. Bavcevic, Monthey4.9 
 8. Williams, Geneve L.4.8 
 9. Jones, Starwings4.4 
 10. Magnani, Massagno4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Karl COCHRAN
  Lausanne
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cochran, Lausanne3.0 
 2. Wright, Fribourg2.5 
 3. Jones, Starwings2.4 
 4. Wilson, Lausanne2.0 
 5. Williams, Lugano T.1.8 
 6. Taylor, Fribourg1.8 
 7. Carter, Boncourt1.7 
 8. Williams, Geneve L.1.7 
 9. James, Neuchatel1.6 
 10. Pluess, Swiss Central1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Rhamel BROWN
  Swiss C.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Brown, Swiss C.2.2 
 2. Heath, Monthey1.8 
 3. Jennings, Winte.1.3 
 4. Swannegan, Lausa.1.1 
 5. James, Neuchatel1.0 
 6. Monteiro, Winte.1.0 
 7. Bergstedt, Massa.0.9 
 8. Cotture, Fribourg0.8 
 9. Evans, Massagno0.8 
 10. Loveridge, Lausanne0.7 
Player of the Week

 Nemanja Kovacevic
  Swiss Central
  ( 194-G-85 )
  

Swiss Basketball (Men)

LNA Round 12: SAV Vacallo defeats Geneve Lions in the closest game of the week - Dec 17, 2012


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The most exciting game of round 12 in the LNA took place in Geneve. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of second-best Geneve Lions (9-3) to fourth ranked SAV Vacallo (9-3) 83-82 in the game for the second place. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Geneve Lions. Geneve Lions were trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 21-15 charge of SAV Vacallo, which allowed them to win the game. They made 27-of-29 free shots (93.1 percent) during the game, while Geneve Lions only scored nine points from the stripe. 25 personal fouls committed by Geneve Lions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Rickey Gibson (191-G-84, college: Stillman) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian forward Ivan Kuburovic (203-81) who added 23 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Tony Brown (193-79, college: Arkansas St.) with 21 points and 4 assists. Geneve Lions' coach Ivan Rudez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SAV Vacallo moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Geneve Lions. SAV Vacallo is looking forward to face Boncourt (#6) at home in the next round. Geneve Lions will play against Monthey (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Monthey (8-4) against fifth ranked Lugano Tigers (7-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Monthey was defeated by Lugano Tigers in Lugano 75-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Monthey. The winners were led by American forward Korvotney Barber (201-87, college: Auburn, agency: Pro One Sports) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and Branko Milisavljevic supported him with 14 points and 11 assists. Even 22 points and 8 rebounds by Bosnian forward Adnan Hodzic (203-88, college: Lipscomb, agency: Pro One Sports) did not help to save the game for Monthey. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 7-5 record. Monthey at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Lugano Tigers will play against Neuchatel (#7) on the road in the next round. Monthey will play against Geneve Lions and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Starwings managed to get the second consecutive victory on Sunday night. This time they outleveled eighth-ranked BBC Nyon in Basel 107-82. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 25-point difference suggests that Starwings is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The best player for the winners was Jaraun Burrows who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Marvin Owens who recorded 32 points. Starwings (3-9) moved-up to eighth place. BBC Nyon lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. They share it with SAM Massagno. Starwings will meet league's leader Fribourg on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. BBC Nyon will play against SAM Massagno (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
LNA top team - Fribourg (11-1) added another victory to their record. This time they beat ninth ranked SAM Massagno (2-10) 80-75. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for Arizona Reid who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Fribourg have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-1 record. SAM Massagno at the other side dropped to the bottom place with ten games lost. Fribourg's next round opponent will be Starwings (#8) in Basel and are hoping to win another game. SAM Massagno will play on the road against BBC Nyon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Neuchatel was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Boncourt (5-7) played at the court of seventh ranked Neuchatel (4-8). Neuchatel did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 70-53 on Sunday. Worth to mention a great performance of Jules Aw who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Boncourt's coach Antoine Petitjean tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Neuchatel maintains seventh position with 4-8 record. Boncourt lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Neuchatel will face higher ranked Lugano Tigers (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

Starwings - BBC Nyon 107-82

Bottom-ranked Starwings managed to get the second consecutive victory on Sunday night. This time they outleveled eighth-ranked BBC Nyon in Basel 107-82. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 25-point difference suggests that Starwings is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game without a history. Starwings led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Starwings outrebounded BBC Nyon 39-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. Starwings looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by BBC Nyon's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Starwings made 12 blocks. The best player for the winners was Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, agency: Warren Sports International) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. American power forward Justin Dobbins (203-87, college: E.Michigan, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) chipped in 23 points, 6 rebounds and 7 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Marvin Owens (196-86, college: Northwood) who recorded 32 points and his fellow American import forward Justin Rutty (200-89, college: Quinnipiac) added 22 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Five Starwings and four BBC Nyon players scored in double figures. Starwings (3-9) moved-up to eighth place. BBC Nyon lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. They share it with SAM Massagno. Starwings will meet league's leader Fribourg on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. BBC Nyon will play against SAM Massagno (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Starwings: J.Dobbins 23+6reb+1ast, J.Burrows 21+14reb+7ast, J.Fuchs 15+2reb+2ast, T.McCrory 15+5reb+3ast, B.Jenkins 14+3reb+12ast, J.Rahier 14+5ast
BBC Nyon: M.Owens 32+3reb+2ast, J.Rutty 22+6reb, J.Volcy 12+6reb+1ast, S.Zivkovic 10+2reb+7ast, L.Vallotton 4+1reb, G.Lanisse 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 190150


Geneve Lions - SAV Vacallo 82-83

The most exciting game of round 12 in the LNA took place in Geneve. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of second-best Geneve Lions (9-3) to fourth ranked SAV Vacallo (9-3) 83-82 in the game for the second place. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Geneve Lions. Geneve Lions were trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 21-15 charge of SAV Vacallo, which allowed them to win the game. They made 27-of-29 free shots (93.1 percent) during the game, while Geneve Lions only scored nine points from the stripe. 25 personal fouls committed by Geneve Lions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Rickey Gibson (191-84, college: Stillman) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian forward Ivan Kuburovic (203-81) who added 23 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Tony Brown (193-79, college: Arkansas St.) with 21 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Geneve Lions players scored in double figures. Geneve Lions' coach Ivan Rudez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SAV Vacallo moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Geneve Lions. SAV Vacallo is looking forward to face Boncourt (#6) at home in the next round. Geneve Lions will play against Monthey (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SAV Vacallo: R.Gibson 24+5reb+4ast, I.Kuburovic 23+6reb+3ast, H.Rollins 14+12reb+1ast, L.O'Bannon 9+6reb+5ast, M.Schneiderman 7+1reb+4ast, M.Petkovic 6+2ast
Geneve Lions: T.Brown 21+1reb+4ast, M.Maruotto 17+2reb+1ast, J.James 14+6reb+3ast, B.Toure 13+7reb, K.Parker 11+4reb+7ast, A.Stimac 6+7reb+4ast
gschID: 190149


Neuchatel - Boncourt 70-53

The game in Neuchatel was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Boncourt (5-7) played at the court of seventh ranked Neuchatel (4-8). Neuchatel did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 70-53 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Neuchatel. Boncourt was better in second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Boncourt was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Senegalese forward Jules Aw (200-86) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Ray Reese (196-87, college: Tulsa) who added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Neuchatel players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman Shy Ely (194-87, college: Evansville, agency: Merit Sports) with 18 points and 4 steals and international Nicolas Dos Santos (201-87) scored 4 points and 9 rebounds. Boncourt's coach Antoine Petitjean tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Neuchatel maintains seventh position with 4-8 record. Boncourt lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Neuchatel will face higher ranked Lugano Tigers (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Neuchatel: J.Aw 16+11reb, T.Quidome 14+2reb, R.Reese 11+7reb+4ast, S.Louissaint 10+1reb+1ast, Q.Day 7+1reb+1ast, P.Badji 5+6reb+1ast
Boncourt: S.Ely 18+4reb+1ast, I.N'Diaye 11+4reb+1ast, D.Ferguson 9+5reb, J.Capel 5+1reb+1ast, T.McCorkle 4+3reb, N.Dos Santos 4+9reb+3ast
gschID: 190148


SAM Massagno - Fribourg 75-80

LNA top team - Fribourg (11-1) added another victory to their record. This time they beat ninth ranked SAM Massagno (2-10) 80-75. 26 personal fouls committed by SAM Massagno helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Edwin Draughan (196-82, college: Yale) contributed with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. point guard Jamelle Barrett (180-88) replied with 18 points and 8 assists and forward Pete Campbell (201-84, college: Butler, agency: Warren Sports International) added 14 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for SAM Massagno. Four SAM Massagno players scored in double figures. Fribourg have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-1 record. SAM Massagno at the other side dropped to the bottom place with ten games lost. Fribourg's next round opponent will be Starwings (#8) in Basel and are hoping to win another game. SAM Massagno will play on the road against BBC Nyon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fribourg: D.Garrett 16+5reb, A.Reid 15+13reb+4ast, E.Draughan 15+8reb+5ast, B.Polyblank 9+6reb+2ast, J.Kazadi 8+3reb+1ast, R.Kovac 8
SAM Massagno: J.Barrett 18+4reb+8ast, C.Chapman 17+9reb+1ast, P.Campbell 14+12reb+2ast, D.Andjelkovic 11+5reb+1ast, T.Freeman 9+1reb+1ast, M.Mladjan 5+5reb
gschID: 190147


Lugano Tigers - Monthey 75-64

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Monthey (8-4) against fifth ranked Lugano Tigers (7-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Monthey was defeated by Lugano Tigers in Lugano 75-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Monthey. Monthey was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 42-27 second half run of Lugano Tigers. They made 26-of-33 charity shots (78.8 percent) during the game. Lugano Tigers outrebounded Monthey 40-28 including 31 on the defensive glass. Monthey was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American forward Korvotney Barber (201-87, college: Auburn, agency: Pro One Sports) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and Serbian guard Branko Milisavljevic (193-76, agency: Beo Basket) supported him with 14 points and 11 assists. Even 22 points and 8 rebounds by Bosnian forward Adnan Hodzic (203-88, college: Lipscomb, agency: Pro One Sports) did not help to save the game for Monthey. American swingman Denver Holmes (193-89, college: Evansville) added 12 points. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 7-5 record. Monthey at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Lugano Tigers will play against Neuchatel (#7) on the road in the next round. Monthey will play against Geneve Lions and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lugano Tigers: K.Barber 21+14reb, B.Milisavljevic 14+4reb+11ast, F.Ramseier 10+3reb, D.Stockalper 9+3reb, C.DiGiuliomaria 9+4reb+2ast, D.Mladjan 8+4reb+1ast
Monthey: A.Hodzic 22+8reb+3ast, D.Holmes 12+4reb+2ast, B.Savoy 10+1reb+1ast, F.Kojadinovic 7+2reb+1ast, B.Djurasovic 7+3reb, J.Dubas 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 190146
  




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