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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
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 
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. Downing, Winte.17.6 
 8. Williams, Boncourt17.6 
 9. Ballard, Geneve Lions17.5 
 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. Sheldon, Winte.9.0 
 5. Ballard, Geneve Lions8.7 
 6. Brown, Swiss C.8.5 
 7. Heath, Monthey8.5 
 8. Krstanovic, Neuch.8.1 
 9. Taylor, Fribourg8.0 
 10. Dubas, Monthey7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Lugano T.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Everett, Lugano T.6.5 
 2. Young, Monthey5.8 
 3. Kovacevic, Swiss C.5.8 
 4. Jones, Starwings4.6 
 5. Cochran, Lausanne4.6 
 6. Magnani, Massagno4.4 
 7. Williams, Geneve L.4.4 
 8. Wright, Fribourg4.2 
 9. Savoy, Neuchatel4.1 
 10. Timberlake, Geneve L.3.6 
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. Carter, Boncourt1.6 
 7. James, Neuchatel1.6 
 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. Voss, Swiss C.0.6 
 9. Mladjan, Geneve L.0.6 
 10. Sheldon, Winte.0.5 

LNA Round 4 (Second Stage): Lugano Tigers are upset by Starwings - Apr 17, 2017


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Joel Fuchs
There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in LNA.

The most important game in the last round took place in Lugano between third ranked Lugano Tigers (15-9) and sixth ranked Starwings (12-12) on Saturday night. Lugano Tigers were defeated by Starwings in a tough game at home 58-64. Lugano Tigers were trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Starwings, which allowed them to win the game. The former international point guard Joel Fuchs (190-89) fired 21 points for the winners. American guard Chris Jones (188-93, college: Angelo St.) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized Senegalese power forward Jules Aw (202-86) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Starwings maintains sixth position in Places 1-6 with 12-12 record. Lugano Tigers at the other side keep the third place with nine games lost. Starwings are looking forward to face higher ranked Geneve Lions (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lugano Tigers will play against the league's leader Fribourg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Monthey. Second ranked Monthey faced 4th ranked Geneve Lions. Host Monthey (17-7) defeated guests from Geneve (14-10) 75-65. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jordan Heath (208-91, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 18 rebounds. Pankracije Barac contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international Roberto Kovac (189-90) replied with 14 points and 5 assists for Geneve Lions. Monthey have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Places 1-6 with 17-7 record having just three points less than leader Fribourg. Geneve Lions at the other side keep the fourth place with ten games lost. Monthey will play against Neuchatel (#5) at home in the next round. Geneve Lions will play against Starwings and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Fribourg delivered the twentieth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Neuchatel (13-11) 77-65. Worth to mention a quality performance of Dusan Mladjan who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds. Fribourg's coach Petar Aleksic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Zoran Krstanovic responded with 13 points. Defending champion maintains first position in Places 1-6 with 20-4 record. Neuchatel lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Fribourg will meet at home Lugano Tigers (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Neuchatel will play against the league's second-placed Monthey and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Winterthur, where higher ranked Swiss Central (10-13) lost to eleventh ranked Winterthur (3-21) in a road game 68-78. The winners were led by Jordan Downing who scored that evening 22 points and 4 assists. Winterthur maintains eleventh position in Places 7-11 with 3-21 record. Swiss Central at the other side keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Winterthur will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 4 In Places 7-11 bottom-ranked Winterthur was defeated by Massagno in a road game 89-81. Lausanne beat Massagno at home 95-81.
The best stats of 4th round was 15 points and 11 rebounds by Brandon Taylor of Massagno.

Places 1-6
Fribourg - Neuchatel 77-65

Leader Fribourg delivered the twentieth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Neuchatel (13-11) 77-65. The game was mostly controlled by Fribourg. Neuchatel managed to win third quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international swingman Dusan Mladjan (198-86, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Travis Taylor (203-90, college: Xavier) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Fribourg players scored in double figures. Fribourg's coach Petar Aleksic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Serbian power forward Zoran Krstanovic (204-82) responded with 13 points and Lithuanian forward Raimundas Danys (198-85, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 8 points and 8 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first position in Places 1-6 with 20-4 record. Neuchatel lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Fribourg will meet at home Lugano Tigers (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Neuchatel will play against the league's second-placed Monthey and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Fribourg: D.Mladjan 18+5reb+1ast, T.Brown 13+1ast, T.Taylor 12+7reb+2ast, A.Cotture 11+4reb+3ast, N.Jurkovitz 8+3reb+3ast, W.Molteni 7+7reb+4ast
Neuchatel: B.Colon 16+1ast, Z.Krstanovic 13+4reb+1ast, C.Mafuta 9+1reb+5ast, R.Danys 8+8reb+2ast, T.Brown 8+3ast, B.Savoy 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 542861


Monthey - Geneve Lions 75-65

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Monthey. Second ranked Monthey faced 4th ranked Geneve Lions. Host Monthey (17-7) defeated guests from Geneve (14-10) 75-65. The game was mostly controlled by Monthey. Geneve Lions was better in third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game, while Geneve Lions only scored seven points from the stripe. Geneve Lions were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jordan Heath (208-91, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 18 rebounds. Croatian guard Pankracije Barac (196-81, agency: Court Side) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Monthey players scored in double figures. The former international Roberto Kovac (189-90) replied with 14 points and 5 assists and the former international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Geneve Lions. Monthey have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Places 1-6 with 17-7 record having just three points less than leader Fribourg. Geneve Lions at the other side keep the fourth place with ten games lost. Monthey will play against Neuchatel (#5) at home in the next round. Geneve Lions will play against Starwings and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Monthey: J.Heath 25+18reb, P.Barac 19+8reb+3ast, J.Dubas 12+5reb+2ast, M.Maruotto 11+7reb+2ast, R.Maza 5+2reb, L.Grau 2+5reb+2ast
Geneve Lions: R.Kovac 14+4reb+5ast, M.Mladjan 12+6reb, K.Parker 10+6reb+1ast, P.Gravet 9+4reb+2ast, C.Timberlake 8+6reb+4ast, A.Ballard 6+7reb
gschID: 542860


Lugano Tigers - Starwings 58-64

The most important game in the last round took place in Lugano between third ranked Lugano Tigers (15-9) and sixth ranked Starwings (12-12) on Saturday night. Lugano Tigers were defeated by Starwings in a tough game at home 58-64. Lugano Tigers were trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Starwings, which allowed them to win the game. The former international point guard Joel Fuchs (190-89) fired 21 points for the winners. American guard Chris Jones (188-93, college: Angelo St.) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized Senegalese power forward Jules Aw (202-86) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Derek Stockalper (196-84, college: Cal Poly - SLO) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Starwings maintains sixth position in Places 1-6 with 12-12 record. Lugano Tigers at the other side keep the third place with nine games lost. Starwings are looking forward to face higher ranked Geneve Lions (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lugano Tigers will play against the league's leader Fribourg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Starwings: J.Fuchs 21+1reb+3ast, C.Jones 13+6reb+5ast, A.Verga 8+1reb+2ast, B.Schoo 7+9reb+1ast, O.Brown 6+1ast, D.Vinson 6+14reb
Lugano Tigers: T.Carey 17+2reb, D.Stockalper 13+5reb+2ast, J.Aw 12+8reb+2ast, T.Everett 7+5reb+6ast, E.Williams 6+4reb+3ast, F.Steinmann 2+1reb
gschID: 542859


Places 7-11
Massagno - Winterthur 89-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Winterthur's (3-21) road loss to tenth ranked Massagno (8-15) 81-89. It looked good early as Winterthur took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Massagno had a 15-13 second period charge getting the lead and Winterthur was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-89. Massagno forced 21 Winterthur turnovers. The winners were led by American forward Brandon Taylor (201-94, college: Penn St., agency: Three Eye Sports) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Danish center Jonas Bergstedt (210-91) supported him with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Massagno's coach Renato Pasquali allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 27 points by American guard Jordan Downing (196-92, college: Presbyterian) did not help to save the game for Winterthur. His fellow American import forward Milton Jennings (206-90, college: Clemson, agency: Court Side) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Five Massagno and four Winterthur players scored in double figures. Massagno maintains tenth position in Places 7-11 with 8-15 record. Winterthur at the other side stay dead last with 21 lost games. Massagno's next round opponent will be higher ranked Boncourt (#9) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Massagno: W.Niles 17+4reb, Q.Day 17+1reb+2ast, B.Taylor 15+11reb, J.Bergstedt 13+9reb+2ast, M.Magnani 11+3reb+4ast, D.Andjelkovic 8+4reb
Winterthur: J.Downing 27+4reb+2ast, M.Jennings 14+10reb, S.Southwell 14+3reb+5ast, K.Monteiro 12+8reb+2ast, L.Marchand 9+3reb+3ast, A.Savon 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 542864


Winterthur - Swiss Central 78-68

We should mention about the upset which took place in Winterthur, where higher ranked Swiss Central (10-13) lost to eleventh ranked Winterthur (3-21) in a road game 68-78. Winterthur made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American guard Jordan Downing (196-92, college: Presbyterian) who scored that evening 22 points and 4 assists and the other American import forward Milton Jennings (206-90, college: Clemson, agency: Court Side) supported him with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Four Winterthur players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by Marco Lehmann (185-93) did not help to save the game for Swiss Central. Swingman Michael Pluess (190-90) added 12 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Winterthur maintains eleventh position in Places 7-11 with 3-21 record. Swiss Central at the other side keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Winterthur will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Winterthur: J.Downing 22+4reb+4ast, M.Jennings 20+8reb+1ast, S.Southwell 11+9reb+6ast, K.Monteiro 10+6reb+3ast, A.Savon 8+3reb, L.Marchand 5+4ast
Swiss Central: M.Lehmann 19+6reb+1ast, M.Pluess 12+7reb+3ast, N.Kovacevic 8+4reb+8ast, L.Mandic 8+2reb, C.Voss 8+2reb+1ast, B.Tomic 8+2reb
gschID: 542863


Lausanne - Massagno 95-81

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Lausanne (9-13) defeated at home 10th ranked Massagno (8-15) 95-81. Lausanne made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by forward Jordan Loveridge (198-93, college: Utah) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and guard Karl Cochran (185-92, college: Wofford) supported him with 18 points and 11 assists. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds by guard Warren Niles (196-89, college: ORU, agency: Two Points) did not help to save the game for Massagno. Forward Brandon Taylor (201-94, college: Penn St., agency: Three Eye Sports) added 16 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lausanne have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Lausanne maintains eighth position in Places 7-11 with 9-13 record. Massagno at the other side keeps the tenth place with 15 games lost. Lausanne's next round opponent will be higher ranked Swiss Central (#7) in Luzern and it may be quite challenging game. Massagno will play on the road against Boncourt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lausanne: A.Wilson 20+4reb+2ast, J.Loveridge 18+12reb+2ast, K.Cochran 18+1reb+11ast, L.Pythoud 16+5reb+5ast, B.Swannegan 9+9reb, M.Bozovic 9+2reb
Massagno: Q.Day 20+1reb+1ast, W.Niles 19+5reb+3ast, B.Taylor 16+8reb+1ast, J.Bergstedt 13+8reb+2ast, M.Magnani 7+1reb+9ast, D.Andjelkovic 6+4reb
gschID: 542862


  




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