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LNA Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Fribourg 21-4 
 2. Monthey 18-7 
 3. Lugano Tigers 15-10 
 4. Geneve Lions 15-10 
 5. Neuchatel 13-12 
 6. Starwings 12-13 
Places 7-11
 1. Lausanne 11-13 
 2. Swiss Central 10-14 
 3. Boncourt 9-15 
 4. Massagno 8-16 
 5. Winterthur 3-21 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/24/2017
LNB Standings
 1. Vevey 18-3 
 2. Pully 15-6 
 3. BBC Nyon 14-7 
 4. Meyrin Basket 14-7 
 5. Villars 12-9 
 6. GC Zurich 6-15 
 7. Acad.Fribourg 5-16 
 8. Lug.Tigers U23 0-21 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
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: 21.5
 1. Whack, Winterthur21.5 
 2. Cochran, Lausanne21.3 
 3. Jones, Starwings19.8 
 4. Niles, Massagno19.6 
 5. Day, Massagno18.7 
 6. Wilson, Lausanne18.6 
 7. Ballard, Geneve Lions17.9 
 8. Williams, Boncourt17.6 
 9. Downing, Winte.17.6 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durell VINSON
  Starwings
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Vinson, Starwings12.6 
 2. Calasan, Boncourt12.5 
 3. Bergstedt, Massa.9.1 
 4. Heath, Monthey9.1 
 5. Sheldon, Winte.9.0 
 6. Brown, Swiss C.8.5 
 7. Ballard, Geneve Lions8.3 
 8. Krstanovic, Neuch.8.1 
 9. Taylor, Fribourg8.0 
 10. Braswell, Geneve L.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Lugano T.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Everett, Lugano T.6.5 
 2. Kovacevic, Swiss C.5.8 
 3. Young, Monthey5.6 
 4. Cochran, Lausanne4.6 
 5. Jones, Starwings4.6 
 6. Williams, Geneve L.4.6 
 7. Magnani, Massagno4.4 
 8. Wright, Fribourg4.2 
 9. Savoy, Neuchatel4.1 
 10. Southwell, Winterthur3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Karl COCHRAN
  Lausanne
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cochran, Lausanne2.7 
 2. Jones, Starwings2.3 
 3. Wright, Fribourg2.3 
 4. Wilson, Lausanne2.0 
 5. Jurkovitz, Fribourg1.9 
 6. James, Neuchatel1.6 
 7. Carter, Boncourt1.6 
 8. Veselinov, Swiss C.1.5 
 9. Whack, Winterthur1.5 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rhamel BROWN
  Swiss C.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Brown, Swiss C.2.2 
 2. Heath, Monthey1.5 
 3. James, Neuchatel1.0 
 4. Swannegan, Lausa.1.0 
 5. Cotture, Fribourg0.9 
 6. Monteiro, Winte.0.8 
 7. Bergstedt, Massa.0.8 
 8. Mladjan, Geneve L.0.7 
 9. Voss, Swiss C.0.6 
 10. West, Lugano T.0.5 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Heath
  Monthey
  ( 208-F/C-91 )
  

Swiss Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket4
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Finals)

Geneve Lions Jun.3 Monthey 57%
LNA Round 22: Geneve Lions defeat leader Fribourg - Mar 9, 2013


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The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Fribourg (18-4) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Geneve Lions (17-4) 97-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fribourg. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 30-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Geneve Lions looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Kelvin Parker (183-82, college: NW Missouri St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 assists and 4 steals. The former international center Oliver Vogt (209-80) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Edwin Draughan (196-82, college: Yale) replied with 22 points and 5 assists for Fribourg. Geneve Lions have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-4 record behind leader Fribourg. Fribourg at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Geneve Lions are looking forward to face SAM Massagno (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fribourg will play against Boncourt (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
The game between seventh ranked Starwings (7-15) and 9th ranked SAM Massagno (4-18) in Basel ended with biggest points difference. Starwings outscored guests from Massagno 94-55. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, agency: Warren Sports International) scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Brandon Jenkins chipped in 15 points, 10 assists and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) responded with 22 points and 5 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. Starwings maintains seventh position with 7-15 record. SAM Massagno lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 18 games lost. Starwings will play against BBC Nyon (#8) at home in the next round. SAM Massagno will play against the league's second-placed Geneve Lions having rather not much hope for a victory.

In the last two games of round 22 Neuchatel was smashed by Lugano Tigers on the road 105-86. Monthey won against Boncourt on its own court 73-66.
The most impressive performance of 22th round was 25 points and 13 rebounds by Korvotney Barber of Lugano Tigers.

Starwings - SAM Massagno 94-55

The game between seventh ranked Starwings (7-15) and 9th ranked SAM Massagno (4-18) in Basel ended with biggest points difference. Starwings outscored guests from Massagno 94-55. The game without a history. Starwings led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Starwings forced 21 SAM Massagno turnovers and outrebounded them 39-20 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Starwings players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by SAM Massagno's players. SAM Massagno was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, agency: Warren Sports International) scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Brandon Jenkins (190-85, college: Louisville) chipped in 15 points, 10 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Four Starwings players scored in double figures. At the losing side American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Tommy Freeman (195-88, college: Ohio, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 11 points and 4 steals. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Starwings maintains seventh position with 7-15 record. SAM Massagno lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 18 games lost. Starwings will play against BBC Nyon (#8) at home in the next round. SAM Massagno will play against the league's second-placed Geneve Lions having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Starwings: J.Burrows 22+7reb+4ast, J.Dobbins 17+10reb+1ast, B.Jenkins 15+3reb+10ast, T.McCrory 11+3reb+4ast, J.Fuchs 9+3reb+3ast, B.Kostic 9+3reb+3ast
SAM Massagno: C.Chapman 22+5reb, T.Freeman 11+1reb, M.Mladjan 6+1reb, P.Campbell 5+4reb, R.Gruninger 3+2ast, F.Appavou 3+2reb
gschID: 234492


Fribourg - Geneve Lions 83-97

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Fribourg (18-4) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Geneve Lions (17-4) 97-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fribourg. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 30-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Geneve Lions looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Kelvin Parker (183-82, college: NW Missouri St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 assists and 4 steals. The former international center Oliver Vogt (209-80) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Edwin Draughan (196-82, college: Yale) replied with 22 points and 5 assists and American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) added 23 points in the effort for Fribourg. Five Geneve Lions and four Fribourg players scored in double figures. Geneve Lions have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-4 record behind leader Fribourg. Fribourg at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Geneve Lions are looking forward to face SAM Massagno (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fribourg will play against Boncourt (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: O.Vogt 22+7reb, J.James 16+6reb+1ast, B.Toure 16+10reb+1ast, K.Parker 16+2reb+11ast, T.Brown 14+3reb+7ast, F.Steinmann 5+1reb
Fribourg: R.Yates 23+4reb, E.Draughan 22+2reb+5ast, A.Reid 12+8reb+2ast, D.Garrett 10+5reb, J.Kazadi 8+7reb+4ast, R.Kovac 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 234489


Lugano Tigers - Neuchatel 105-86

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Lugano Tigers (13-9) crushed at home 5th ranked Neuchatel (11-11) 105-86. Neuchatel was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 56-32 second half run of Lugano Tigers. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Neuchatel's 42. Lugano Tigers players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. Neuchatel was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Korvotney Barber (201-87, college: Auburn, agency: Pro One Sports) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international Dusan Mladjan (198-86, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 29 points during the contest. Lugano Tigers' coach Randoald Dessarzin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American guard Ray Reese (196-87, college: Tulsa) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Thomas Coleman (205-88, college: N.Carolina A&T) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains third position with 13-9 record having five points less than leader Fribourg. Newly promoted Neuchatel keeps the fifth place with 11 games lost. Lugano Tigers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Neuchatel will play on the road against Monthey (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lugano Tigers: D.Mladjan 29+1reb+3ast, K.Barber 25+13reb+3ast, B.Milisavljevic 19+4reb+8ast, R.Gordon 17+9reb+5ast, M.Bavcevic 7+3ast, D.Stockalper 6+7reb+5ast
Neuchatel: R.Reese 20+5reb+1ast, Q.Day 18+6ast, T.Coleman 14+7reb+3ast, D.Lang 12+2reb+5ast, P.Badji 8+8reb, S.Louissaint 8
gschID: 234491


Monthey - Boncourt 73-66

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Boncourt (7-14) lost on the road to fourth ranked Monthey (12-9) 73-66. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 20-12 Boncourt's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 73-66 at the end of the game. American swingman Denver Holmes (193-89, college: Evansville) scored 20 points (made all of his seven free throws) to lead the charge for the winners and Bosnian forward Adnan Hodzic (203-88, college: Lipscomb) chipped in 14 points during the contest. At the losing side American swingman Shy Ely (194-87, college: Evansville, agency: Merit Sports) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Ivorian forward Ismael N'Diaye (197-82, college: FIU) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Monthey maintains fourth position with 12-9 record. Boncourt at the other side keeps the sixth place with 14 games lost. Monthey will play against Neuchatel (#5) at home in the next round. Boncourt will play against the league's leader Fribourg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Monthey: D.Holmes 20+3reb+2ast, A.Hodzic 14+2reb+2ast, H.Laroche 10+1reb+4ast, B.Savoy 10+1ast, C.Mafuta 8+2reb+5ast, J.Dubas 6+6reb+3ast
Boncourt: S.Ely 18+7reb+2ast, I.N'Diaye 17+5reb+1ast, D.Ferguson 13+3reb+3ast, N.Dos Santos 6+9reb+3ast, G.Louissaint 6+5reb, J.Capel 6+3ast
gschID: 234490
  




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