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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 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2017
LNB Standings
 1. Vevey 18-3 
 2. Meyrin Basket 14-6 
 3. Pully 14-6 
 4. BBC Nyon 13-7 
 5. Villars 12-9 
 6. GC Zurich 6-14 
 7. Acad.Fribourg 5-16 
 8. Lug.Tigers U23 0-21 
Full Standings
Last:3/25/2017
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: 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 

LNA Round 18: Lugano Tigers defeat leader Monthey - Feb 20, 2017


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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 surprises and upsets. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Monthey (13-3) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Lugano Tigers (10-7) 74-70. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Monthey. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for guard Tristan Carey (193-91, college: Longwood) who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!). Guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma, agency: Diamond Sports) contributed with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Brandon Young (193-91, college: De Paul) replied with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Monthey. Lugano Tigers moved-up to fifth place. Monthey at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. Lugano Tigers are looking forward to face Starwings (#6) in Basel in the next round. Monthey will play at home against Boncourt (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for Fribourg (14-3) which played road game in Neuchatel against 3rd ranked Neuchatel (10-6). Second ranked Fribourg had an easy win 89-74. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Neuchatel. American point guard Justin Roberson (186-93, college: La-Monroe) scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Travis Taylor chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Fribourg's coach Petar Aleksic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was the former international Brian Savoy (189-92) with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Fribourg have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Neuchatel at the other side keeps the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Geneve Lions. Fribourg will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Neuchatel will play on the road against Geneve Lions and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Monthey (13-3) which hosted in Monthey one of their biggest challengers Geneve Lions (10-6). First ranked Monthey managed to get a 11-point victory 90-79. Markel Humphrey notched 30 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 20 points by Chaz Williams did not help to save the game for Geneve Lions. Geneve Lions' coach Jean-Marc Jaumin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Monthey have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Despite that victory Monthey went down to second position due to points difference. Geneve Lions lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Neuchatel. Monthey will meet at home Boncourt (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Geneve Lions will play against Neuchatel (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Winterthur managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they outleveled fifth-ranked Starwings 88-69. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 19-point difference proves that Winterthur was well-prepared to that game. And what about a second win in a row after ...fourteen consecutive losses. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was Shane Southwell who scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Winterthur maintains eleventh position with 2-14 record. Starwings at the other side dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. Winterthur's next round opponent will be higher ranked Swiss Central (#7) in Luzern and it may be quite challenging game.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Boncourt (6-11) and Lausanne (5-12), which took place in Boncourt. 7th ranked Boncourt lost at home to tenth ranked Lausanne 83-95 on Saturday. It was a good game for Karl Cochran who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Newly promoted Lausanne maintains tenth position with 5-12 record. Loser Boncourt dropped to the eighth place with 11 games lost. Lausanne will face higher ranked Massagno (#9) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

In the last game of round 18 Geneve Lions smashed Massagno on the road 85-64.

Neuchatel - Fribourg 74-89

An interesting game for Fribourg (14-3) which played road game in Neuchatel against 3rd ranked Neuchatel (10-6). Second ranked Fribourg had an easy win 89-74. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Neuchatel. The game without a history. Fribourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Neuchatel's 24. American point guard Justin Roberson (186-93, college: La-Monroe) scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Travis Taylor (203-90, college: Xavier) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Fribourg's coach Petar Aleksic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was the former international Brian Savoy (189-92) with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian power forward Zoran Krstanovic (204-82) scored 21 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fribourg have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Neuchatel at the other side keeps the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Geneve Lions. Fribourg will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Neuchatel will play on the road against Geneve Lions and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Neuchatel: Z.Krstanovic 21+4reb+1ast, B.Savoy 19+8reb+5ast, R.Danys 11+4reb+1ast, T.Brown 10+1reb+2ast, C.Mafuta 7+3reb, J.James 6+5reb
Fribourg: T.Brown 23+1reb+1ast, T.Taylor 17+8reb+1ast, J.Roberson 15+8reb+4ast, D.Mladjan 14+1reb+1ast, W.Molteni 9+5reb+1ast, N.Jurkovitz 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 491714


Winterthur - Starwings 88-69

Bottom-ranked Winterthur managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they outleveled fifth-ranked Starwings 88-69. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 19-point difference proves that Winterthur was well-prepared to that game. And what about a second win in a row after ...fourteen consecutive losses. The game was mostly controlled by Winterthur. Starwings was better in third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Winterthur shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was swingman Shane Southwell (201-92, college: Kansas St.) who scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Rashad Whack (190-91, college: Mt.St.Mary's) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Durell Vinson (201-85, college: Wagner) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds and power forward Octavius Brown (206-93, college: Alcorn St.) added 23 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Winterthur maintains eleventh position with 2-14 record. Starwings at the other side dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. Winterthur's next round opponent will be higher ranked Swiss Central (#7) in Luzern and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Starwings: O.Brown 23+6reb+1ast, C.Jones 17+7reb+6ast, D.Vinson 17+14reb, P.Sager 5+2reb+1ast, B.Schoo 4+2reb, J.Fuchs 3+1reb+1ast
Winterthur: S.Southwell 24+5reb+6ast, M.Jennings 18+4reb+5ast, R.Whack 17+6reb+4ast, K.Monteiro 9+5reb+2ast, L.Marchand 6+5reb+1ast, A.Savon 6+7reb
gschID: 491713


Boncourt - Lausanne 83-95

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Boncourt (6-11) and Lausanne (5-12), which took place in Boncourt. 7th ranked Boncourt lost at home to tenth ranked Lausanne 83-95 on Saturday. Boncourt was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Lausanne shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. It was a good game for American guard Karl Cochran (185-92, college: Wofford) who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. The other American import guard Anton Wilson (196-94, college: Detroit Mercy) contributed with 28 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Serbian-Montenegrin center Nemanja Calasan (204-85, college: Purdue, agency: HMS) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds and American point guard Richard Carter (180-92, college: Drake, agency: Inception Sports) added 25 points in the effort for Boncourt. Four Boncourt players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Lausanne maintains tenth position with 5-12 record. Loser Boncourt dropped to the eighth place with 11 games lost. Lausanne will face higher ranked Massagno (#9) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Boncourt: R.Carter 25+2reb+3ast, N.Calasan 20+15reb+2ast, J.Landenbergue 11+3reb+3ast, G.Louissaint 10+4reb+1ast, J.Williams 8+3reb, V.Gaillard 7+2reb
Lausanne: K.Cochran 33+7reb+2ast, A.Wilson 28+5reb+3ast, B.Top 11+5reb+1ast, L.Pythoud 8+2reb+1ast, M.Bozovic 7+7reb+1ast, M.Engondo 4+2reb
gschID: 491712


Monthey - Lugano Tigers 70-74

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Monthey (13-3) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Lugano Tigers (10-7) 74-70. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Monthey. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for guard Tristan Carey (193-91, college: Longwood) who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!). Guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma, agency: Diamond Sports) contributed with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Brandon Young (193-91, college: De Paul) replied with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Jordan Heath (208-91, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) added 18 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Monthey. Lugano Tigers moved-up to fifth place. Monthey at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. Lugano Tigers are looking forward to face Starwings (#6) in Basel in the next round. Monthey will play at home against Boncourt (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Monthey: B.Young 19+6reb+6ast, J.Heath 18+9reb+2ast, M.Humphrey 17+5reb+1ast, M.Maruotto 6+1reb, R.Maza 5+4reb, J.Dubas 3+11reb+2ast
Lugano Tigers: T.Carey 33+3reb, T.Everett 17+8reb+7ast, J.Aw 15+8reb+2ast, E.Williams 4+7reb, A.Louissaint 3+1reb, N.West 2
gschID: 491711


Massagno - Geneve Lions 64-85

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Geneve Lions (10-6) crushed on the road 9th ranked Massagno (5-11) 85-64 on Saturday. The game without a history. Geneve Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for American forward Chris Braswell (206-89, college: Charlotte) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 9 rebounds. The former international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Geneve Lions players scored in double figures. Geneve Lions' coach Jean-Marc Jaumin felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Warren Niles (196-89, college: ORU, agency: Two Points) replied with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Quinton Day (185-84, college: UMKC) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Massagno. Geneve Lions moved-up to third place, which they share with Neuchatel. Massagno lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Geneve Lions will face Neuchatel (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Massagno will play against Lausanne (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Massagno: Q.Day 16+5reb+2ast, W.Niles 16+9reb+4ast, J.Bergstedt 13+6reb+2ast, A.Bracelli 7+2reb, B.Taylor 6+6reb+1ast, M.Magnani 6+2reb+4ast
Geneve Lions: M.Mladjan 17+5reb+2ast, R.Kovac 14+2reb+2ast, C.Braswell 13+9reb+2ast, C.Timberlake 10+5reb+3ast, K.Madiamba 10+4reb, C.Williams 9+3reb+4ast
gschID: 491710


Monthey - Geneve Lions 90-79

An interesting game for Monthey (13-3) which hosted in Monthey one of their biggest challengers Geneve Lions (10-6). First ranked Monthey managed to get a 11-point victory 90-79. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-86, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) notched 30 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Brandon Young (193-91, college: De Paul) supported him with 24 points and 6 assists. Even 20 points by American point guard Chaz Williams (175-91, college: Massachusetts) did not help to save the game for Geneve Lions. The former international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93) added 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Geneve Lions players scored in double figures. Geneve Lions' coach Jean-Marc Jaumin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Monthey have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Despite that victory Monthey went down to second position due to points difference. Geneve Lions lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Neuchatel. Monthey will meet at home Boncourt (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Geneve Lions will play against Neuchatel (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: C.Williams 20+3reb+3ast, B.Garrett 17+2reb, M.Mladjan 17+5reb+1ast, R.Kovac 10+3reb, C.Timberlake 8+3reb+2ast, R.Grueninger 2+3reb
Monthey: M.Humphrey 30+7reb+2ast, B.Young 24+3reb+6ast, J.Heath 18+5reb, J.Dubas 7+7reb+3ast, D.Fosserat 6+4reb+1ast, L.Grau 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 535955


  




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