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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 19: Neuchatel are defeated by Geneve Lions - Feb 26, 2017


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Chad
Timberlake
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.

The game between third ranked Neuchatel (10-7) and fourth ranked Geneve Lions (11-6) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Neuchatel was defeated by Geneve Lions in Geneve 84-68. The game was mostly controlled by Geneve Lions. Neuchatel managed to win third quarter 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Geneve Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Neuchatel's 32. It was a great evening for American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Chris Braswell (206-89, college: Charlotte) helped adding 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Geneve Lions' coach Jean-Marc Jaumin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international Brian Savoy (189-92) responded with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Geneve Lions moved-up to third place. Neuchatel at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Geneve Lions are looking forward to face Lugano Tigers (#4) on the road in the next round. Neuchatel will play against the league's second-placed Monthey and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Monthey (13-4) against eighth ranked Boncourt (7-11) on Saturday night. Host Monthey was defeated by Boncourt in Monthey 80-68. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Jarvis Williams (198-89, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) who led the winners and scored 28 points and 7 rebounds. Richard Carter accounted for 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-86, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Monthey in the defeat. Boncourt maintains eighth place with 7-11 record. Monthey at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Boncourt will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Monthey will play on the road against Neuchatel and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Tenth ranked Lausanne (6-12) crushed at home 9th ranked Massagno (5-12) by 26 points 87-61, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Karl Cochran fired 29 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Jonas Bergstedt produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Lausanne moved-up to ninth place. Massagno lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Lausanne will meet higher ranked Swiss Central (#7) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Massagno will play against Starwings in Basel and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 19 Starwings lost to Lugano Tigers on the opponent's court 70-86. Swiss Central managed to outperform Winterthur in a home game 68-53.

Geneve Lions - Neuchatel 84-68

The game between third ranked Neuchatel (10-7) and fourth ranked Geneve Lions (11-6) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Neuchatel was defeated by Geneve Lions in Geneve 84-68. The game was mostly controlled by Geneve Lions. Neuchatel managed to win third quarter 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Geneve Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Neuchatel's 32. It was a great evening for American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Chris Braswell (206-89, college: Charlotte) helped adding 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Geneve Lions' coach Jean-Marc Jaumin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international Brian Savoy (189-92) responded with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and American guard Tony Brown (193-79, college: Arkansas St.) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Five Geneve Lions and four Neuchatel players scored in double figures. Geneve Lions moved-up to third place. Neuchatel at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Geneve Lions are looking forward to face Lugano Tigers (#4) on the road in the next round. Neuchatel will play against the league's second-placed Monthey and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: C.Timberlake 18+5reb+9ast, B.Garrett 16+5reb, M.Mladjan 13+4reb+1ast, R.Grueninger 11+1reb+1ast, C.Braswell 11+9reb+6ast, R.Kovac 8+1reb+2ast
Neuchatel: T.Brown 15+1reb+5ast, B.Savoy 14+5reb+6ast, J.James 12+8reb, Z.Krstanovic 10+6reb, R.Danys 9, C.Mafuta 6+8reb+3ast
gschID: 491719


Monthey - Boncourt 68-80

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Monthey (13-4) against eighth ranked Boncourt (7-11) on Saturday night. Host Monthey was defeated by Boncourt in Monthey 80-68. Monthey was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 45-24 second half run of Boncourt. They made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Monthey was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Jarvis Williams (198-89, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) who led the winners and scored 28 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Richard Carter (180-92, college: Drake, agency: Inception Sports) accounted for 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Four Boncourt players scored in double figures. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-86, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with 19 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized French Mikael Maruotto (201-91) added 22 points respectively for Monthey in the defeat. Boncourt maintains eighth place with 7-11 record. Monthey at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Boncourt will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Monthey will play on the road against Neuchatel and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Boncourt: J.Williams 28+7reb+1ast, R.Carter 24+6reb+6ast, V.Gaillard 12+6reb+1ast, N.Calasan 10+12reb+1ast, J.Landenbergue 4+3reb+1ast, B.Kostic 2+2reb
Monthey: M.Maruotto 22+3reb, M.Humphrey 19+7reb+2ast, B.Young 15+3reb+4ast, J.Heath 6+7reb, R.Maza 2+1ast, J.Dubas 2+12reb+2ast
gschID: 491717


Lausanne - Massagno 87-61

Tenth ranked Lausanne (6-12) crushed at home 9th ranked Massagno (5-12) by 26 points 87-61, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Lausanne. Massagno managed to win third quarter 12-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Massagno 37-22 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lausanne looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Massagno's players. American guard Karl Cochran (185-92, college: Wofford) fired 29 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. His fellow American import guard Anton Wilson (196-94, college: Detroit Mercy) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. Danish center Jonas Bergstedt (210-91) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Quinton Day (185-84, college: UMKC) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Lausanne moved-up to ninth place. Massagno lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Lausanne will meet higher ranked Swiss Central (#7) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Massagno will play against Starwings in Basel and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lausanne: K.Cochran 29+2reb+5ast, A.Wilson 15+6reb+10ast, J.Loveridge 14+8reb+1ast, L.Pythoud 9+2reb+5ast, B.Swannegan 8+6reb, M.Bozovic 6+4reb+2ast
Massagno: J.Bergstedt 15+10reb+3ast, Q.Day 11+1reb+3ast, B.Taylor 11+1reb+1ast, W.Niles 8+6reb, M.Magnani 7+2reb+1ast, O.Huettenmoser 6+1reb
gschID: 491716


Lugano Tigers - Starwings 86-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Starwings' (9-8) road loss to fifth ranked Lugano Tigers (11-7) 70-86 on Saturday. The game without a history. Lugano Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Starwings' 30. They outrebounded Starwings 41-23 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma, agency: Diamond Sports) fired 15 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Guard Tristan Carey (193-91, college: Longwood) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Lugano Tigers players scored in double figures. Guard Chris Jones (188-93, college: Angelo St.) produced 17 points and 8 assists and power forward Durell Vinson (201-85, college: Wagner) added 10 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Lugano Tigers moved-up to fourth place. Loser Starwings keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Lugano Tigers will meet at home higher ranked Geneve Lions (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Starwings will play against Massagno and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lugano Tigers: T.Carey 20+6reb+4ast, E.Williams 16+9reb, T.Everett 15+7reb+9ast, J.Aw 11+9reb+1ast, D.Stockalper 10+4reb+1ast, A.Louissaint 7+2reb+3ast
Starwings: O.Brown 18+4reb, C.Jones 17+2reb+8ast, D.Vinson 10+12reb+1ast, P.Sager 9+1ast, A.Verga 5+1reb, A.Herrmann 5+2ast
gschID: 491715


Swiss Central - Winterthur 68-53

Rather predictable result in Luzern where seventh ranked Swiss Central (7-10) defeated bottom-ranked Winterthur (2-15) 68-53 on Saturday. The game without a history. Swiss Central led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Swiss Central maintains seventh place with 7-10 record. Loser Winterthur stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Swiss Central will meet at home Lausanne (#9) in the next round. Winterthur will play against the league's leader Fribourg having rather not much hope for a victory.
gschID: 491718
  




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