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LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 21-6 
 2. Neuchatel 21-6 
 3. Geneve Lions 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:4/5/2016
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, Massagno17.6 
 8. Ikonic, Monthey17.0 
 9. Norfleet, Boncourt16.9 
 10. Timberlake, Month.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pape BADJI
  Massagno
  (208-F/C-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Badji, Massagno12.3 
 2. Watson, Lugano T.12.3 
 3. Toure, Neuchatel11.6 
 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, Neuchatel5.6 
 3. Wright, Fribourg5.4 
 4. Rambo, Lugano T.4.9 
 5. Carter, Swiss C.4.6 
 6. Gibson, Monthey4.6 
 7. Ross, Starwings4.6 
 8. Ingram, Geneve L.4.5 
 9. Bavcevic, Monthey4.5 
 10. Norfleet, Boncourt4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  Fribourg
  (179-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Wright, Fribourg2.4 
 2. Dubas, Monthey1.9 
 3. Norfleet, Boncourt1.9 
 4. Timberlake, Month.1.9 
 5. Rambo, Lugano T.1.8 
 6. Djuric, Swiss Cent.1.8 
 7. Day, Massagno1.8 
 8. Crockett, Massagno1.8 
 9. Williams, Miramar1.7 
 10. Toure, Neuchatel1.6 
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, Massagno0.8 
 10. Cotture, Fribourg0.8 

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Game 5 (Finals)

Fribourg 69% May.27 Neuchatel
LNA Round 23: Fribourg loses the game and top position - Mar 11, 2013


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Jackson
Capel
The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

There was a change at the LNA leadership position after last games. Round 23 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Fribourg (18-5). They were edged by sixth ranked Boncourt (8-14) 81-79 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 18 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 2 points. It was a great evening for American guard Jackson Capel (191-87, college: Evangel) who led his team to a victory scoring 31 points and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import swingman Shy Ely (194-87, college: Evansville, agency: Merit Sports) helped adding 22 points and 7 rebounds. American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Boncourt maintains sixth place with 8-14 record. Fribourg at the other side dropped to the second position with five games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Geneve Lions. Fribourg will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Boncourt will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked SAM Massagno at home.
Important game to mention about took place in Monthey. Fifth ranked Neuchatel (12-11) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Monthey (12-10) 74-73 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Monthey. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (206-92) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Ray Reese accounted for 17 points. American swingman Denver Holmes (193-89, college: Evansville) came up with 17 points for Monthey in the defeat. Newly promoted Neuchatel maintains fifth place with 12-11 record. Monthey at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. Neuchatel will play against Starwings (#7) in Basel in the next round. Monthey will play on the road against the league's leader Geneve Lions and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Seventh ranked Starwings (8-15) beat at home 8th ranked BBC Nyon (4-18) by 11 points 90-79, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The best player for the winners was Jaraun Burrows who had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists. Marvin Owens produced 24 points for the guests. Starwings maintains seventh place with 8-15 record. BBC Nyon lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 18 games lost. Starwings will meet higher ranked Neuchatel (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BBC Nyon will play against Lugano Tigers and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 23 Geneve Lions won against SAM Massagno on the opponent's court 85-81.



SAM Massagno - Geneve Lions 81-85

Very expected game when 9th ranked SAM Massagno (4-19) was defeated at home by second ranked Geneve Lions (18-4) 85-81 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 51-45 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Geneve Lions made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Guard Tony Brown (193-79, college: Arkansas St.) chipped in 24 points. Power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) produced 18 points and 8 rebounds and forward Tommy Freeman (195-88, college: Ohio, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 22 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts. Four SAM Massagno players scored in double figures. SAM Massagno's coach Robbi Gubitosa tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Geneve Lions have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. SAM Massagno lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 19 games lost. Geneve Lions will meet at home Monthey (#4) in the next round. SAM Massagno will play against Boncourt (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: T.Brown 24+1reb, J.James 17+6reb+2ast, K.Parker 14+8ast, B.Toure 9+7reb, F.Steinmann 8+6reb+1ast, O.Vogt 7+3reb
SAM Massagno: T.Freeman 22+2reb+2ast, C.Chapman 18+8reb+1ast, D.Garruti 14+2reb+1ast, J.Barrett 11+3reb+11ast, P.Campbell 7+3reb+2ast, M.Mladjan 6+3reb
gschID: 235392


Starwings - BBC Nyon 90-79

Seventh ranked Starwings (8-15) beat at home 8th ranked BBC Nyon (4-18) by 11 points 90-79, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Starwings. BBC Nyon managed to win second period 29-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Starwings shot 61.5 percent from the field. Starwings outrebounded BBC Nyon 39-24 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 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 27 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists. Canadian-Irish swingman Tony McCrory (199-77, college: Simon Fraser) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. American swingman Marvin Owens (196-86, college: Northwood) produced 24 points and Serbian swingman Srdjan Zivkovic (200-86) added 13 points and 8 assists respectively for the guests. Four Starwings and five BBC Nyon players scored in double figures. Starwings maintains seventh place with 8-15 record. BBC Nyon lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 18 games lost. Starwings will meet higher ranked Neuchatel (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BBC Nyon will play against Lugano Tigers and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Starwings: J.Burrows 27+17reb+5ast, T.McCrory 19+3reb+4ast, J.Dobbins 13+10reb+3ast, B.Kostic 10+2reb+8ast, B.Jenkins 8+3reb+1ast, J.Fuchs 7+1reb+1ast
BBC Nyon: M.Owens 24+3reb+3ast, J.Rutty 16+5reb, S.Zivkovic 13+3reb+8ast, K.Bradley 11+1reb+4ast, J.Volcy 10+8reb+1ast, G.Lanisse 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 235391


Boncourt - Fribourg 81-79

There was a change at the LNA leadership position after last games. Round 23 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Fribourg (18-5). They were edged by sixth ranked Boncourt (8-14) 81-79 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 18 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 2 points. It was a great evening for American guard Jackson Capel (191-87, college: Evangel) who led his team to a victory scoring 31 points and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import swingman Shy Ely (194-87, college: Evansville, agency: Merit Sports) helped adding 22 points and 7 rebounds. American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and American swingman Edwin Draughan (196-82, college: Yale) scored 25 points. Boncourt maintains sixth place with 8-14 record. Fribourg at the other side dropped to the second position with five games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Geneve Lions. Fribourg will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Boncourt will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked SAM Massagno at home.
Top scorers:
Boncourt: J.Capel 31+3reb+4ast, S.Ely 22+7reb+3ast, D.Ferguson 9+6reb+1ast, N.Dos Santos 8+6reb+3ast, G.Louissaint 7+2ast, I.N'Diaye 4+3reb+2ast
Fribourg: E.Draughan 25+3reb+2ast, R.Yates 23+10reb+5ast, J.Kazadi 17+2reb+3ast, D.Garrett 7+7reb, A.Reid 4+3reb+2ast, A.Cotture 3+1reb
gschID: 235390


Monthey - Neuchatel 73-74

Important game to mention about took place in Monthey. Fifth ranked Neuchatel (12-11) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Monthey (12-10) 74-73 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Monthey. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Monthey won fourth quarter 11-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Neuchatel players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (206-92) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). American guard Ray Reese (196-87, college: Tulsa) accounted for 17 points for the winning side. American swingman Denver Holmes (193-89, college: Evansville) came up with 17 points and international Jonathan Dubas (202-91) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Monthey in the defeat. Five Neuchatel and four Monthey players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Neuchatel maintains fifth place with 12-11 record. Monthey at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. Neuchatel will play against Starwings (#7) in Basel in the next round. Monthey will play on the road against the league's leader Geneve Lions and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Neuchatel: R.Reese 17+3reb, P.Badji 16+6reb, Q.Day 11+1reb+6ast, T.Quidome 11+2reb+7ast, S.Louissaint 11+2reb+2ast, D.Lang 4+3reb+5ast
Monthey: D.Holmes 17+4reb+3ast, J.Dubas 15+6reb+3ast, A.Hodzic 14+7reb, B.Savoy 12+1reb+3ast, B.Djurasovic 10+3reb+1ast, H.Laroche 5+5reb+7ast
gschID: 235389


  




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