EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/14/2007

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ANTIGUA

Some more basketball action in Antigua -by Eurobasket News
The Business Basketball League enjoyed a couple of fixtures during the week in Antigua. The Antigua Port Authority overwhelmed the Board of Education 83:64. Jules Bowen netted 25 points for the Port Authority at the YMCA Sports Complex. David Barton and Darius Richards provided 21 points apiece for the winners. Alfred Lee (-G) responded with 20 points for the Board of Education. Marvin Barthley had 19 points in a loss.
APUA Head Office clinched a 71:61 win over Kennedy's. APUA's main star Marlon Charles (-G-76) chipped in 21 points, while Michael Jeffers scored 15 points. Kevin Francis (-F) notched game-high 36 points in a losing effort.
Police handled ABI Financial Group 52:40 behind 15 points from Dwayne Samuel. Claire Walter sank 12 points in a win. Sean Williams answered with 20 points for ABI Financial Group. Sheldon Gomes delivered 10 points in defeat.
The action will resume next week with a bunch of encounters at the YMCA Sports Complex.


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ARGENTINA

Liga A Round 3 -by Facundo Iatzky
Results:
Sionista - Ben hur 85-79
Belgrano - Quimsa 69-84
Regatas - Libertad 80-76
Central Ent - Atenas 98-90
Independiente - El nacional 81-90
Quilmes - Obras 84-77
Estudiantes - Gimnasia 98-85
Boca - Peñarol 108-99

Best 5:
Luis Cequeira (180-G-85) of boca 27 pts 4 st
Javier Martinez (189-G-78) of regatas 20 pts 10 as
Pablo Gil (188-G-78) of estudiantes 24 pts 5 st
Jasper Johnson (201-C-83, college: Delta St.) of peñarol 35 pts 8 reb
Byron Johnson (201-F/C-80, college: Belmont Abbey) of independiente 23 pts 13 reb

Second team:
Juan Pablo Cantero (186-G-82) of sionista 21 pts 4 as
Josh Pittman (197-F-76, college: NC-Asheville) of libertad 24 pts 5 reb
Cleotis Brown (198-G/F-77, college: Illinois) of quimsa 28 pts 2 reb
Jamaal Levy (206-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) of estudiantes 19 pts 11 reb
Nicolas Romano (197-F-87) of independiente 22 pts 8 reb


Liga A latest news -by Facundo Iatzky
Estudiantes Bahia blanca:
Kevin Freeman left the team. His replace is J.R. Wallace (183-G-81, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: Cent.Michigan). Pablo moya was released due to injury.

Atenas Cordoba:
Miguel Gerlero was loaned to 9 de Julio Rio Tercero (liga B)

Obras sanitarias:
Gonzalo Traverso (196-G/F-88) loaned to Obera Tennis club (liga B)

Peñarol:
Signed Alejandro Konsztadt

Gimnasia comodoro:
released Marvin Rashad

Central Entrerriano:
Lucas Arn (194-G-89) loaned to Union y Fuerza Roque Saenz Peña (liga B)

El Nacional:
Alejandro Carmona left the team due to personal problems


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CANADA

Brandon University hosts Super 8 Invitational tournament -by Eurobasket News
CIS preseason games get heated up and the action has now moved to Brandon University. Super 8 Invitational tournament got under way there with 4 teams participating. Among them are Simon Frazer, Lakehead, Saskatchewan and, of course, the hosting Bobcats.
Brandon University were convincingly good at the start of the competition as they rolled past Lakehead Thunderwolves 97:66. Mike Raimbault gained the first victory with his new team and set the right tone for the upcoming CIS season. Dany Charlery (191-G-83) was nearly perfect with 28 points in just over 13 minutes of action. Nikosey Quick (178-G) added 11 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Warren Thomas (198-F) was outstanding for the visitors with 28 points. Kiraan Posey (193-G-82) nailed 23 points and pulled down 13 boards in a loss. The Bobcats were more accurate from the field as they sank 47% of their attempts, while the Thunderwolves were limited to 31%. Brandon also dominated under the boards 46:41.
In another opening day clash Saskatchewan Huskies needed overtime to overcome Simon Frazer Clan 81:75. Andrew Spagrud (203-F-85) had 29 points and 12 boards in a winning effort. Rob Lovelace (186-G-82) and Kyle Grant (188-G-83) added 14 points apiece for the Huskies. Sean Burke (193-G-87) replied with 18 points for the Clan.
The Bobcats will next take on the Clan, while the Huskies will challenge the Thunderwolves.


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CHILE

Dimayor round 6 -by Cristian Quiroga
Oct. 13
Deportivo Valdivia 82 - Boston College 77
CDV: Brandon Mason 26, David Ergas 17 / BOS: Francisco Zepeda 17, Anthony Bishop 16
U.D.E. Temuco 108 - Puente Alto C.D 118
UDE: Joe Webb 42, Antoine Tisby 32 / PAL: Jefferson Agba 28, Patricio Arroyo 22
Provincial Osorno 122 - Deportes Ancud 107
OSO: Cristian Perez 34, Marlon Martinez 32 / ANC: Kevin Sowell (190-G-81, agency: ABE! Sports and Entertainment) 44, Rodrigo Zuñiga 23
Provincial Llanquihue 117 - Deportes Castro 102
LLAN: Rashaad Powell 38, Melvin Roberts 34 / CAS: Anthony Knox 33, Gonzalo Velasquez 26C
Deportivo Español 68 - Universidad Catolica 58
ESP: Marques Hayden 21, Willian Diaz 17 / UC: Maurice Spillers 13, Nicolas Ramirez 12
CD Ude Conce 89 - Liceo Mixto 84
UDC: Chris Sockwell 28, Alain Laroche 17 / LMIX: Patricio Briones 21, Terrence Hill 20


Dimayor round 3 & 4 -by Cristian Quiroga
Round 3 - Oct. 6
Deportivo Español - Deportivo Valdivia
Game suspended due to incidents (31-39, first half played)
CD Ude Conce 97 - U.D.E. Temuco 71
Universidad Catolica 90 - Provincial Osorno 58
Liceo Mixto 102 - Provincial Llanquihue 74
Deportes Ancud 96 - Boston College 88
Deportes Castro 85 - Puente Alto C.D 76

Round 4 - Oct. 7
Deportivo Español 96 - U.D.E. Temuco 64
CD Ude Conce 86 - Deportivo Valdivia 82
Universidad Catolica 101 - Provincial Llanquihue 85
Liceo Mixto 87 - Provincial Osorno 81
Deportes Ancud 105 - Puente Alto C.D 99
Deportes Castro 80 - Boston College 82


Dimayor: roster changes for Ancud and UDE -by Cristian Quiroga

With the beginning of the national phase of Dimayor, some teams made some changes in their rosters.

Deportes Ancud

Both americans leave the team. Cedric Mcginnis played 8 games with averages of 23.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.5 assists in 39.1 minutes per game. Jamil Terrel played 6 games, averaging 13.5 points, 14.8 rebounds 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks in 35.8 minutes per game.

To replace them the leaders of the club signed the americans Kevin Sowell (190-G-81) and Leon Smith (209-F-80).

Union Deportiva Espanola

The forward Earl Nurse never satisfied the requirements of the head coach Alvaro Acuña during the first part of the league. He played 10 games averaging 8.3 points, 10.1 rebounds 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 36.1 minutes per game.


To replace Nurse, UDE signed the american forward Joe Webb (198-F-83).



Dimayor round 5 -by Cristian Quiroga
Oct. 10
Deportivo Valdivia 98 - U.D.E. Temuco 68
Boston College 81 - Puente Alto C.D 87
Provincial Osorno 101
- Provincial Llanquihue 90
Deportivo Español 84 - CD Ude Conce 90
Universidad Catolica 74 - Liceo Mixto 87
Deportes Ancud 98 - Deportes Castro 68


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EGYPT

team (A) in Serbia, team (B) at Jordon -by Andrew Youssef
Next monday Egyptian national team (B) will go to Jordon to share in Abd Allah prince champion which will begin in 17 october. JORDON,SAUDIA,SYRIA,TUNISIA,KOSOVA,NIGERIA and SUDAN will share in this champion.
Egyptian team will go with his coach Essam Abd Elhamid and assistant Alaa Abdon, the players that will represent team in Jordon MAHMOUD MOHAMED,IBRAHIM ABO KHADRA,MOHANED ELSABAG, MOSTAFA ELSHAFEI,KARIM DEIF,KHALED ELKADI,YASSER SAID,MOHAMED KHORSHID,RAMY IBRAHIM,AHMED SEDIK and AHMED YOUSSEF.


the other side Egyptian team (A) finished campaign in olympic center in maadi going to serbia for one week campaign preparing for Arabian champion in Alexandria 27 october which will share with Egypt 10 Arabian countries, SAUDIA,YAMEN,JORDON,SYRIA,IRAQ,QATAR,PALESTINE,MORROCCO,MORITANIA,LYBIA and SUDAN.


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EL SALVADOR

End of 1st phase standings -by Jaime Arevalo
The Liga Superior-Clausura has ended the first phase. The "Galacticos" of Cosmos are unbeaten at the top of the table, and the obvious favourite for the final win. Three teams tie the second place and are expected to fight till the end to challenge Cosmoos in Final Sreies. See here the complete standings:
1) COSMOS 4 4-0 336-286 8
2) DENVER 4 2-2 275-241 6
3) UTEC 4 2-2 283-289 6
4) EXSAL 4 2-2 227-243 5
5) APG 4 0-4 282-344 4


Liga Superior uptading -by Jaime Arevalo
In the last round of Liga Superior, Aguilas de la UTEC felt to ExSal 56-71, and the pest performers were Mauro Oglive with 22 pts and Alvin Camacho (191-G/F-78) with 21 pts. In the other game of the night, Denver defeated APG 86-65, led by Carlos Alas (181-G-79), who scored 21 points, while Mario Alcerro (201-F/C-77) was the best in APG at 15.

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FINLAND

KORISLIIGA: Kataja - YMCA Lahti 85-88 -by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Round 2-4: Tonight's only game Kataja (Joensuu) vs YMCA Lahti was pretty close, but Kataja lost at home by three, where Team has been almost
undefeated during the last years. Kataja's American players Louis Hinnant (193-G-84, college: Boston Coll.) and Andre Foreman (198-F/G-69, college: Salisbury St.) combined 40 pts. YMCA Lahti was led by Finnish Guards Teemu Laine (190-G-77) (22) and Ilkka Vuori (181-G-86) (21).

Kataja - YMCA Lahti 85-88 (36-46) (Louis Hinnant 21, Andre Foreman 19, Sami Lehtoranta 15 - Teemu Laine 22 (threes 6/10), Ilkka Vuori 21, Pierre Jallow 18).



1.DIV.: PuHu - Huima 106-79 -by Rauno Hurmalainen
1. DIV.: Only one contest on Saturday night. PuHu (Vantaa) defeated without difficulties Huima (Aanekoski) 106-79 (52-39). PuHu won all four quarters as well as
the rebounds (47-34). Akeem Scott led PuHu again with 28 pts. Phil Hickey added 15 and Nico Siven (203-C-85) 12 pts. Huima's Parnell Smith (198-F-84, agency: 123 Podium, college: Buffalo) scored 17, Heikki Laatikainen 13 and Juha-Matti Hirvanen 10 pts.


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FRANCE

Kunter Won! -by Umberto Scogni
Cholet won the game against Strasbourg ; 66-59. The Turkish coach Erman Kunter, who is one of the candidates for the French NT seems to create a strong team again. Tchicamboud scored 22 points, while Claude Marquis (201-F/C-80, agency: Octagon) was the leading rebounder with 14 rebounds besides making 13 points

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GERMANY

Bundesliga Game Day 2: Friday October 12th Results! -by Michael Taylor
Game Day 2 completed with several fantastic finishes Friday night around the German Bundesliga. Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg pulled away from a hardfighting Paderborn team 83-60, the Artland Dragons captured a thrilling 69-68 road win in Koln, NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig improved to 2-0 with a narrow road win in Trier, ratiopharm Ulm edged rival EnBW Ludwigsburg 89-88 in overtime at Sportszentrum Kuhberg in Ulm and Ewe Baskets Oldenburg topped Deutsche Bank Skyliners 76-65 in Oldenburg.

brose Baskets Bamberg 83 Paderborn Baskets 60
brose Baskets Bamberg powered their way to 2-0 this season with a hardfought road win at Paderborn Friday night. After an even 19-19 1Q, Bamberg edged ahead in the 2Q building a 44-35 halftime lead. Steadily the defending champions extended their advantage in the third and fourth. Bamberg's Predrag Suput was the star of the game leading his team with 24pt on 8 of 10 shooting while Darren Fenn hit 4 of 5 threes to finish with 19pt 5reb in the win. Head Coach Dirk Bauermann's men made 59% from the floor, 12 of 24 threes (50%) and 90% from the foul line in their efficient victory. Ademola Okulaja contributed 12pt 8reb for Bamberg. Tim Black was excellent for Paderborn sinking 8 of 12 shots to topscore with 21pt 5reb 3ast in the loss. Steve Esterkamp also reached double digits with 11 for Paderborn.

Artland Dragons 69 Koln 99ers 68
In a tight competitive game that served as a rematch of last seasons German Cup Final, Artland Dragons captured their first win of the season evening their record at 1-1 with an exciting 69-68 road win in Koln Friday night. Terrance Thomas buried 9 of 14 shots including 3 of 4 threes on his way to a terrific 21pt 10reb double double while Adam Chubb's 15pt and Darius Hall's 11pt strengthened the Dragons inside attack in the win. Head Coach Chris Finch and his men bounced back from their hardfought home loss to ALBA Berlin with this terrific team effort on the road to earn the win. In a game which could have easily gone either way, Koln was led by Misan Nikagbatse with 18pt Immanuel McElroy 14pt and Aleksandar Nadjfeji 13pt 5reb. Both teams competed extremely hard and played strong defense in the matchup. Koln played with a shorthanded lineup as they were without without F Curtis Sumpter who left the team earlier in the week. Artland sank 54% from the floor compared with Koln's 48% in the win. Koln slipped to 0-2 on the season but with their veteran team, they will certainly bounce back strong.

ratiopharm Ulm 89 EnBW Ludwigsburg 88 (OT)
Adding to the terrific tradition between the two Baden Wurttemburg rivals, ratiopharm Ulm upset EnBW Ludwigsburg in a exciting 89-88 overtime win in the Ulm home opener at Sportszentrum Kuhberg. The powerful Ludwigsburg team controlled play with outstanding performances from sharpshooter Brandon Woudstra and lightning quick PG Ronald Ross. Ludwigsburg built a strong lead behind excellent perimeter shooting in the 2Q as Nils Mittmann sank two 3's along with Ed Norvell canning one. Up 52-43 at half, Ludwigsburg was in command. Trailing by as many as 13pt in the second half, Ulm fought back behind outstanding games from post man Bryan Lucas and PG Kyle Bailey. Ulm G Dru Joyce made several big baskets to cut into the Ludwigsburg lead before the fantastic finish. Trailing by two, Ulm's Kyle Bailey sent the game to overtime with a clutch pull up J. In OT Lucas buried a three to open scoring and another three from Bailey opened a 4 point Ulm lead in extra time. But the talented Ludwigsburg team answered immediately with a Woudstra traditional 3pt play. After an Ulm turnover, Ludwigsburg reclaimed the lead and the remainder of overtime the lead changed with every score. Finally, trailing by one with 20sec remaining, Ulm went inside to Lucas who wheeled middle and finished a swooping left hand hook to reclaim the lead. With the final seconds ticking down the amazing action reached its peak as Ludwigsburg's Ed Norvell hoisted a last second effort which bounded hard off the board and rim sending Sportszentrum Kuhberg into celebration. Lucas topscored for Ulm with 24pt followed by Kyle Bailey's strong 21pt. Konrad Wysocki added a 14pt 12reb double double along with Jeff Gibbs' 11pt 12reb in the win. Rookie PG Dru Joyce chipped in 11pt from the Ulm bench. Woudstraled Ludwigsburg with 20pt 6reb while Ronald Ross added 19pt and Chad Prewitt 12. Both teams are now 1-1.

NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig 83 TBB Trier 78
Braunschweig improved to 2-0 on the young season with a tough 83-78 road win at Trier Arena Friday. After a tight 1Q, the Phantoms built a lead with their 23-11 2Q which helped Head Coach Emir Mutapcic and his team to a 43-25 halftime advantage. Trier battled back in the second half with an impressive comeback. Trailing 46-27 early in the third, Trier stormed back eventually pulling to within one at 66-65 before Braunschweig escaped down the stretch. Scoring over the in the second half was 30-21 3Q and 23-19 final Q both for Trier. The 19pt lead was erased with a terrific comeback attempt by Trier. Rookie big man Andrew Drevo paced the Phantoms with 23pt 8reb including 4 of 5 three point accuracy. Rookie G Steven Wright added 15pt on 3 of 6 three point shooting and Braunschweig's Kyle Visser and John Allen chipped in 11pt 6reb with Allen dishing out 9ast. Johnathan Levy scored 10. Trier's attack was without PG Marcus Taylor and was paced by back up PG Jerome Coleman who hit 6 of 13 threes to finish with 28pt. Forwards Josh Almanson (12pt 6reb) and Caleb Greeb (12pt 4reb) were also in double digits in the loss. Falling to 0-2, Trier shot 43% from the floor and made 17 of 20ft.

Ewe Baskets Oldenburg 76 Deutsche Bank Skyliners 65
Oldenburg broke open a tight game toward the end of the first half and built a 70-49 advantage before holding on for a hardfought 76-65 home win over Deutsche Bank Skyliners Friday night in Oldenburg. Miladin Pekovic led the way for Oldenburg with 15pt followed by a strong performance from Rickey Paulding 14pt and Branimir Longin's 12. The difference in the game came beyond the 3pt arc where Oldenburg sank 12 of 33 for (36%) while Skyliners struggled at 1 of 15 for exactly 6.7% in the loss. Frankfurt missed shooting guard Jimmy McKinney who remains injured with a chest muscle problem. The win could be costly as star big man Dan McClintock left the game with an injury. Skyliner big man Derrick Allen was in excellent form with 26pt 12reb double double along with teammate Koko Archibong who added 13pt for Frankfurt. Head coach Predrag Krunic and his Oldenburg team bounced back from their heartbreaking defeat in Bamberg last week to earn their first home win. Both teams evened their respective records at 1-1 on the young season.

Game Day 3 takes place Sunday October 14th.


Winsome Frazier -24 points -by Interperformances
6'4” guard/forward Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Mississippi St.)was the high scorer in the great
away game win of Telekom Bonn over Jena 80-62 with 24 points. Last year
he played for Falco KC in Hungary. where he averaged 19,8 ppg and 7,4 rpg.


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GUYANA

Flagan Prince helps Wels to post 2-0 record in Austria -by Eurobasket News
Guyanese born forward Flagan Prince (202-F-78, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Le Moyne) entered the season with Austrian Bundesliga team Wels. Wels tipped off the regular season quite successfully recording two early victories. They first edged Graz 90:56 at home. Flagan Prince scored 4 points (1/2 FG, 2/2 FT), grabbed 5 boards, dished out 2 assists and made a steal and a block in 12 minutes of action.
Wels continued with winning ways in round 2 when they overcame Vienna 89:72 away from home. Flagan Prince notched 15 points (5/8 FG, 5/5 FT) and collected 2 boards for the winners. Flagan Prince averaged 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in the last season.


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ICELAND

Division 1 results. -by Siggi Hjorleifsson
First division started last night with three games.
Thor, Thorlakshofn 56. FSU 65. Tom Port (196-F, college: Wooster) leading scorer for Thor 18 pts. Ari Gylfason 20 for FSU
Haukar 65. Valur 77. Sigurdur Einarsson 19 pts for Haukar. Hordur Hreidarson 16 for Valur.
Reynir 87 Breidablik 113. No stats available.


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INDIA

Geojit Cup finals - MEG and Southern Railway are champions! -by Murali Krishnan

The team from Central Excise (Kochi) remains where exactly they finished last year, while the Bangalore-based Madras Engineering Group took the 2nd Geojit Cup all-india basketball tournament at Kochi on Friday (12 Oct).

After a nine-points lead at the half-time (36-27), the Army engineers aided by Tinu Joseph (18) and Peter John (17) overpowered the late challenge from their opponents. The Kochi team, despite fine efforts of Vivek (24) and Sunny Thomas (18) went down in 63-73.

In the women's final, last year's champion Central Railway (Mumbai) had to suffer a shock defeat from the charged Southern Railway (Chennai). The Chennai team was 1 point behind at half-way (31-32). But the star-studded Geethu Anna Jose handled it alone with a whooping 53 points to clinch the title crown for Southern Railways. At the end, they rooted Central Railways 78-62.



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IRAN

iran super league has started -by Mahin Gorgy
Iran national super league this years experience another system. In the previous seasons the federation made all teams to play two games in the final round but this year, because of the national team training camps for Olympic they changed the schedule.

But what happened this year? This season federation send NT ‘s and Saba Battery to different tournament which postponed super league from September to October but again they announced because of a training camp for roster national team, the first round has to be played in one month!

The camp is going to be held in November in Teheran. Iran took a place in 2008 Olympic Games in china, Beijing as the champion of Asia.


Anyway, it is too soon to say anything about teams, lets wait for the rest of the season

Hre is result of the first 2 weeks of the competition

First week:
Mahram 90 Gol Gohar 59
Shahr e kord 72 Saba 106
Beem 94 Ararat84
Gorgan59 Kaveh 67
Zob Ahan79 Petrochimi71



Second week:
Ararat81 Azad 80
Gorgan 61 Zob Ahan 81
Petrochomi 79 Beem 69
Saba 113 Gol Gohar 59
Mahram 88 Pardis 63
KAveh 101 Shar e kord 52


Ararat sign Mike Brownlee -by Eurobasket
Ararat agreed terms with 32-year old American guard Mike Brownlee (188-G-75, college: Charleston). Brownlee played most recently at Marysville Meteors (IBL) in the U.S.

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IRELAND

Superleague : -by Patrick Maher
Basketball Ireland Men's Division One South
St. Mary's Garveys v Team Meadowland's St. Brendans, Castleisland Community Centre, 20:15.
Saturday 13/10/2007
NIVEA for MEN'S SUPERLEAGUE
University Ulster v Merry Monk Ballina, UU Jordanstown Sports Centre, 17:00; Limerick Lions v DCU Saints, U.L Arena, 18:00; UCD Marian v Mustang St. Pauls, UCD Sports Centre, 19:15; Dart Killester v Neptune, I.W.A., Clontarf, 20:00; Abrakebabra Tigers v Hoops, Tralee Sports Complex, 20:00.

Men's Division One South
AOL Broadband Waterford v Titans, Waterford IT, 19:30
Men's Division One North
Queens v Portlaoise, Queens PEC, 16:00 ; Tolka Rovers v Sligo All-Stars, Tolka Rovers Sports Complex, 20:00
Sunday 14/10/2007
NIVEA for MEN'S SUPERLEAGUE
UCC Demons v Belfast Star, Mardyke Arena, 15:15.
Men's Division One North
Tolka Rovers v Merry Monk Ballina, Tolka Rovers Sports Complex, 14:30 .

SUPER LEAGUE PREVIEWS
11 October 2007
LIONS LOOK TO REPEAT OPENING WEEK HEROICS
The Nivea For Men's SuperLeague is expected to provide more thrilling excitement this weekend as DCU Saints entertain Limerick Lions, while Abrakebabra Tigers welcome Hoops to Tralee.

Reigning champions DART Killester have a mouth watering clash at home to Neptune with UUJ and Merry Monk Ballina looking for their first win of the season in Jordanstown.

Mustang St Paul's face the long trip to Dublin for their meeting with UCD Marian with Belfast Star looking to continue their winning start away to UCC Demons.
Limerick Lions stole the headlines on the opening weekend with their dramatic one point win at Ballina and face another tough test in the shape of DCU Saints ( St Vincent's) on Saturday.
Limerick are expected to be at full strength for the visit of Joey Boylan's Saints and according to Lions coach Matt Hall, the side will need to raise their game for Saturday's clash.
"Last week is behind us now and we will need to raise our display to a higher level to get anything out of the match with DCU," said Hall.
DCU Saints got their season off to a blistering start with a thumping 102-74 win over Hoops and will be hoping to continue their winning ways at home to the Lions.
The Saints' main injury concern is Mike Trimmer, who strained his hamstring and was unable to train earlier in the week.
Abrakebabra Tigers are waiting on the fitness of Kieran Donaghy and Michael Quirke as they prepare for the challenge of Hoops in Tralee.
Meanwhile Tigers have lost their appeal against the ruling prohibiting one of their two American stars from playing this weekend. The ruling arises because of a suspension handed down to Auguste Wilder at the end of last season. While Wilder has decided not to return to the league, the league has deemed that the suspension stands meaning that Tigers can only play one of their two American recruits against their Dublin counterparts this weekend.
Hoops have a number of serious injury concerns with Ger Jago (foot injury), Barry Cullen (groin injury) David O'Mahony (hamstring) and Ciaran White (Achilles injury) all set to miss out.
University of Ulster got their life in the SuperLeague off to a losing start on Sunday and face another stiff test in the shape of Merry Monk Ballina on Saturday.
UUJ have a full strength squad to choose from and captain Andy O'Hare is hoping the side can record their first win of the season.
"It was a great occasion in the college last week but the result was hugely disappointing against Star (Belfast Star)," said O'Hare.
Merry Monk Ballina have opted to replace new signing Kenny Izzo, who failed to impress against the Lions with Jimmy Boston, a vastly experienced 6'8 inside forward.
Boston was originally scheduled to play in Spain 's first division but has opted for a move to the SuperLeague.
Reigning champions DART Killester are worried about the fitness of Irish underage international Dara McKeown ahead of their encounter with Neptune.
Both sides got their season off to winning starts against UCD Marian and Mustang St Pauls respectively.
Neptune have also reported a full quota to chose from and will be hoping to give their new coach Dan Mobbs his second win of the season.
Matt Kelly is an injury doubt for UCD Marian ahead of their encounter at home to Mustang St Paul's on Saturday. Barry and Pat Glover remain absent for Marian, who will be looking for their first win of the season.
Mustang St Paul's will be looking for maximum points after being edged out in a tight affair against Munster rivals Neptune last weekend.
The Killarney side will be boosted by the return of coach Cormac O'Donoghue, who takes charge from the line after missing the opening game of the season.
Belfast Star coach Danny Fulton has a number of injury concerns ahead of their trip to UCC Demons on Sunday.
Star will be without Paddy Mullen (sustained a broken nose in training) and Chris Fmye (tore ligaments) as they look to build on their win over UUJ in the all Ulster derby last weekend.
Demons are missing Shane Coughlan, who sustained an ankle injury in pre-season, while Tim O'Halloran is out with a back injury.

Courtesy :
Shane Whelan
PRO, 087 9892733, 01 4590211

Week 2 Superleague :
Teams with a win from week 1 will go into the 2 round with a phychological edge in general except perhaps Neptune who traditionally consider Killester to be their "bogey" team and as Neptune were extremely lucky to get out of Killarney last weekend with a win I am looking at Killester to take this game and continue their winning ways.
Limerick and DCU I see as possibly the tightest match-up of this series and frankly both teams have the capability of having it all to play for with just a few minutes remaining. Kenny Gamble is always a player who can turn a game in minutes and if he can stay out of foul trouble will be looking to play a role as he usually does doing what ever it takes to help his team win.
Marian and Killarney go into Saturday,s game in an effort to reverse their fortunes of last weeks losing efforts and both teams will fight out an interesting contest I expect it to go Killarney,s way in that last weeks loss to Neptune can be put down to a lack of team focus in the final quarter possibly due to Cormac O Donoghue the teams regular coach being unavailable.Killarney have probably the best backcourt combination playing in the competition with Covington and O Brien and if they can get the fast breaking game going they had last season it may get them the leverage they need to recover from last weeks loss.Marian on the other hand…
Tralee and Hoops : American imports Jordan and Hadley each making 30ppg in their opening game against UCC Demons is a positive indicator towards to what this team is capable of this season,they do though need to have Donaghy and Quirk available to compete effectively and secure their second win in a game where SR Hoops will have learned a lot from last weeks encounter with Saints and provided hoops strategise effectively to capitalize on the fact Tralee will play only 1 U.S. import ,it can make a significant difference.
Ballina away to UUJ will rely on a greater points scoring return from newcomer Jimmy Boston who replaces Kenny Izzo .Ronan Mc Garrity had a big points tally last week against Limerick and can continue this form,if overguarded though he still has the facility to become a vital cog in Ballina,s wheel
Through his passing skills and defensive game.
Demons at home to Star on Sunday will face a stern test of resolve particularly with Coughlan and O Halloran injured.The jury is stillout on whether Demons imports and coach can make the grade here
And facilitate the club in picking up where they left of in terms of success achieved with coach Pat Price.e xpect a full house at The Mardyke arena on Sunday.

Jimmy Boston (200-F-77, college: N.C.Central)


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ISRAEL

ramae Gan lands Lyons, Cohen and Cohen -by Tamar Goldman
Due to the injury of the Israeli player Uri Ichaki Ramat Gan decided to land a fifth foreigner - Atiba Lyons (198-F-82, agency: Ronsport, college: Pace), A 25 year old forward that was planning to play this season with Elitzur Ramla from the second Div. Lyons graduated form Pace College and started playing in Finland where he spent 2 seasons (2004-2006). Last year he played for Sheffield Sharks in England where he averaged in 35 games 10.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.7apg, 1.9spg.
I n addition, Ramat Gan brought to the club two Israeli players - Avi Cohen (185-G-82), a 25 year old guard that has no record in the first Div. the other player is Nir Cohen (202-F/C-81, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Monroe CC) (202-F/C-81, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Monroe CC), a 26 year old forward/center that just finished two years for Monroe College and two years for the University of San Diego where he averaged last year 11.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.2apg,.


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KOSOVO

Finals in Tournament "Me Ramushin" -by Alban Salihu
Today at 16.pm in Pristina the final game between Sigal Prishtina and Ylli is over by this result:

Sigal Prishtina 76 - Ylli 80

And the Champion for the first year in this tournament is Ylli


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KUWAIT

Nebojsa Knezevic To Coach Al Sahel -by Sadik Abdullah
Nebojsa Knezevic, the Serbian basketball coach, will coach Al Sahel for this up coming season. It has been 3 weeks since he has arrived in Kuwait and things are looking great. He has recently officially signed.

Please check back later for an exclusive 1 on 1 interview with Nebojsa.


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LEBANON

Roland Amoury.. RIP -by Wael Yaman
In Memroy of Roland Amoury who passed away on 12-19-2007.. Roland is an ex-champville player, 2003 -2004 School's promotion and used to play with Champville basketball team in 2004..Roland recently signed to be amoung Al-Mutahed Club's roaster.

May GOD rest his soul in eternal peace.


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LITHUANIA

LKL latest results -by Eurobasket News
Five games were played on Friday and Saturday in Lithuanian LKL. Lietuvos Rytas managed to play 2 games and won in both of them. Siauliai achieved a comfortable win over Sakalai.

Lietuvos Rytas first beat Techasas 90:61. A 24:12 in the start of the game solved the problem for the winner. Arturas Jomantas (202-G/F-85) paced the winners with 16 points. Anisimov nailed 14, while Eidson added 13. Zydrunas Urbonas (198-F-76) produced 13 points in the losing effort.

In the second game Lietuvos Rytas smashed Atletas 90:57. And in this game the opening quarter, 30:15 led the game to the easy end. Marijonas Petravicius (207-F/C-79, college: S.Carolina) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Bajramovic ended up with 12. Navickas netted 14 points for the visitors.
Neptunas overcame Suduva in a road 77:88 with 29 points from Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-F-84). Trailing after three quarters Neptunas spurted a 28:10 in the last quarter.
Siauliai stormed past Sakalai 101:73. Grant ended up with 19 points for the winners and Saulius Kuzminskas (210-C/F-82, college: California) collected 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Suduva-Neptunas 77:88 (14-15 29-23 24-22 10-28)
Suduva: Virginijus Sirvydis (196-G/F-73) 21, Sirutavicius 14
Neptunas: Vaidotas Pridotkas 29, Stanevicius 17, Runkauskas 16

Lietuvos Rytas-Techasas 90:61 (24-12 16-15 31-14 19-20)
Lietuvos Rytas: Arturas Jomantas 16, Anisimov 14, Eidson 13
Techasas: Zydrunas Urbonas 13, Tatarunas 12

Sakalai-Siauliai 73:101 (20-20 23-30 13-27 17-24)
Sakalai: Rolandas Matulis (199-C-73) 14+10 rebs, Labuckas 13
Siauliai: Grant 19, Saulius Kuzminskas 18+15 rebs, Olivero 14, Zavackas 14

Lietuvos Rytas-Atletas 90:57 (30-15 21-19 25-10 14-13 )
Lietuvos Rytas: Marijonas Petravicius 17, Bajramovic 12
Atletas: Navickas 14, Vileita 12

Alytus-Nevezis 80:73 (23-15 13-19 19-14 25-25 )
Alytus: Saulius Kazevicius (189-G-76) 22, Janisius 19+14 rebs
Nevezis: Benas Veikalas (193-G-83, college: Metro St.) 17, Leonavicius 16


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LUXEMBOURG

Round 3 brought 2 triple-doubles -by Eurobasket News
Round 3 was finished last night in DBBL. Sparta and Etzella enjoy the top positions with 3-0 record each. Chris Martin (200-F-83, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Elmhurst) and BRAIER Christopher made triple-double for their teams.

Sparta beat Amicale 72:69 only due to the last quarter that they won 24:19. Sohrab Ziai (197-F-78) led the winners with 26 points, while PALUMBO Fabio added 14. HARGROW Maurice top-scored in the losing effort with 15 points.
Etzella overcame T71 Dudelange 85 : 76. Nelson Delgado (185-G-80) posted 25 points and Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, college: Montevallo) collected 19 points and 15 rebounds. Even though Tom Schumacher (188-G/F-87) was the top-scorer for the visitors with 19 points, Chris Martin shone with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

Contern deserved a win over Musel-Pikes 72 : 70. The hero of the game was a Nigerian player for the hosts who was unstoppable in the court. Obie Nwadike (192-F-85, college: Cent.Conn.St.) poured in 24 points, made 18 rebounds and 5 assists. Gilles Becker (195-G-80) supported him with 17points, while Eric Jeitz (190-G-86) added 13. Contern lost the opening quarter 20:26, but then came back to the game with 21:15 in the second. The hosts increased the lead with 20:14 in the third and kept the score for good in the end of the game. BRAIER Christopher made a triple-double in defeat scoring 14 points, making 14 rebounds and 10 steals.
Scott Hazelton (203-F-81, college: Rhode Island) top-scored in Round 3 for Black Star as his team smashed BBC Nitia 104 : 62.


Black Star- BBC Nitia 104 : 62 (28 : 14 / 22 : 21 / 23 : 11 / 29 : 16)
Black Star: Scott Hazelton 40, BECKER Tom 19, ARBAUT Patrick 17
BBC Nitia: BINTZ Jacques 22, GRANT Philip 20

Sparta - Amicale 72 : 69 (14 : 14 / 17 : 18 / 17 : 18 / 24 : 19)
Sparta: Sohrab Ziai 26, PALUMBO Fabio 14
Amicale: HARGROW Maurice 15

Etzella- T71 Dudelange 85 : 76 (27 : 16 / 23 : 18 / 9 : 25 / 26 : 14)
Etzella: Nelson Delgado 25, Marcus Kennedy 19+15 rebs
T71 Dudelange: Tom Schumacher 19, Chris Martin 13pts+13 rebs+11 ast

Residence - Soleuvre 91 : 89 (11 : 18 / 25 : 25 / 19 : 22 / 23 : 13)
Residence: MANGEN Frank 31, BRAND William 21+13 rebs
Soleuvre: MATEJIC Peter 26, KOSTER Pitt 15

Contern - Musel-Pikes 72 : 70 (20 : 26 / 21 : 15 / 20 : 14 / 11 : 15)
Contern: Obie Nwadike 24+18 rebs+5ast, Gilles Becker 17, Eric Jeitz 13
Musel-Pikes: PICARD Samy 25, BRAIER Christopher 14 pts+14 rebs+10 stl


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MONTENEGRO

Montenegrin basketball market news -by Dragan Scepanovic
Many basketball players singed new contract with Montenegrin basketball clubs for season 2007-2008.For Basketball Club Jedinstvo B.Polje singed Milos Mladenovic (205-C/F-82) ho play last year in GRE2 division and Vladimir Grdinic (188-G-78) from BC Mogren Budva,for ABS Primorje H.Novi singed Goran Pejovic (203-F-77) form BC S.Centar Podgorica and Mijat Stojanovic from Primorje,for BC Danilovgrad singed Miladin Mijajlovic from BC Mornar Bar,for BC Budva singed Malovic Dusko from BC Bar and Jovica Mazalica form BC Mogren Budva and new coach of BC Gorstak is Petrovic Rade ho work last season in BC Danilovgrad.

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NIGERIA

Nwadike pours in 24 points and makes 18 rebounds for Contern -by Eurobasket News
Nigerian abroad Obie Nwadike (192-F-85, college: Cent.Conn.St.) Obine was the one who brought the second win in the championship for his team in Luxembourg. Contern deserved a win over Musel-Pikes 72 : 70. Obie Nwadike poured in 24 points, made 18 rebounds and 5 assists. BECKER Gilles supported him with 17points, while JEITZ Eric added 13. Contern lost the opening quarter 20:26, but then came back to the game with 21:15 in the second. The hosts increased the lead with 20:14 in the third and kept the score for good in the end of the game. BRAIER Christopher made a triple-double in defeat scoring 14 points, making 14 rebounds and 10 steals.

Meanwhile, BK Ventspils has got contract with Nigerian player Akin Akingbala (208-F-83, college: Clemson). Akin Akingbala will be a third center in Ventspils. The rest is Kaspars Cipruss and Martins Skirmants. In last season Akin Akingbala played in Plus Pujol Lleida (ESP-LEB,1T). He averaged 11,4ppg, 8,0rpg, 1,5bpg. He also played in Boston Celtics (NBA) Pre-Season Training Camp but he in two plays had got 1,5ppg.

Almost all the Nigerian players abroad started the championships or on the way to start in different Leagues.


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POLAND

First Round of the Season 2007/2008 -by Michal Falkowski
12.10.2007

SPEC Polonia Warsaw - Prokom Trefl Sopot 91-95 (32-27, 27-28, 12-23, 20-17)
SPEC Polonia: C.Rivera 27 (6), N.Richardson 22 (4), P.Miller 16 (1), K.Szubarga 8, T.Riley 7 (1), H.Radke 5 (1), B.Sarzalo 4, P.Szybilski 2, M.Przybylski 0
Prokom Trefl: T.Best 29 (6), M.Gurovic 24 (2), D.Wagner 21 (2), D.Slanina 8 (2), F.Dylewicz 7 (1), T.Masiulis 4, R.Wolkowyski 2, T.van den Spiegel 0

13.10.2007

Gornik Walbrzych - PGE Turow Zgorzelec 77-75 (10-18, 21-22, 19-22, 27-13)
Gornik: K.Clarkson 23, L.Wichniarz 21 (2), K.Ercegovic 14, A.Czerwonka 8, T.Zablocki 5 (1), B.Spencer 3 (1), T.Archie 3 (1), R.Glapinski 0
PGE Turow: T.Kelati 20 (5), D.Logan 18 (3), D.Drobnjak 12, R.Witka 10 (1), A.Rodriguez 9 (2), H.Nana 4, M.Scekic 2, R.Skibniewski 0, V.Petrovic 0

Kotwica Kolobrzeg - Anwil Wloclawek 68-80 (16-19, 16-21, 14-23, 22-17)
Kotwica: C.Daniels 19, R.Bigus 11, B.Armstrong 9 (1), S.Barrett 8, T.Mrozek 7 (1), A.Snow 5 (1), M.Bree 5, M.Fabianczyk 2, S.Merritt 2, S.Machowski 0
Anwil: G.Henderson 20 (4), Z.Bialek 19 (3), B.Woloszyn 14 (4), P.Okafor 9, A.Dunn 9, L.Koszarek 8 (1), M.Raczynski 1, V.Vasylius 0, M.Piechowicz 0, W.Grudzinski 0, G.Soltysiak 0

Asco Slask Wroclaw - Polpak Swiecie 70-83 (28-19, 10-19, 14-25, 18-20)
Asco Slask: D.Tomczyk 17, B.Diduszko 14 (3), K.Chanas 8 (1), O.Stevic 8, D.Gai 6, A.Kiausas 5, S.Fountain 4, D.Robinson 4, J.Sullinger 2, W.Wallace 2
Polpak: B.Dixon 24 (5), M.Tuljkovic 18 (2), S.Hajric 16, M.Brkic 16 (3), D.Harris 9, S.Jovanovic 0, P.Kikowski 0, L.Seweryn 0, W.Barycz 0

Energa Czarni Slupsk - AZS Koszalin 65-58 (14-21, 19-17, 17-13, 15-7)
Energa Czarni: M.Cesnauskis 13 (1), T.Kikerpill 12 (2), O.Barlett 9 (1), A.Kudriavtsev 8 (1), J.Hughes 8, P.Frasunkiewicz 7 (1), E.Scott 4 (1), P.Szczotka 4
AZS: D.Thompson 20 (2), J.Nordgaard 9 (3), D.Swanson 8 (2), D.Korshuk 7 (1), M.Bacik 6, D.Oppland 4, T.Thomas 2, C.Burns 2, S.Ibrahim 0, G.Arabas 0

Atlas Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski - Polpharma Starogard Gdanski 86-68 (22-16, 23-18, 19-20, 22-14)
Atlas Stal: G.Kadziulis 22 (1), M.Wilson 16 (3), J.Oden 13, B.Hughes 10 (1), W.Szawarski 10 (2), S.Stefanovic 7 (2), R.Boykin 7 (1), M.Sroka 1, C.Bennett 0
Polpharma: D.Copeland 28 (1), E.Dies 10, H.Hall 9, L.Majewski 7, D.Witos 6 (1), P.Leonczyk 4, Z.Marculewicz 2, B.Lubeck 2, D.Neumann 0, K.Zakrzewski 0


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PORTUGAL

Portuguese Supercup goes to Ovarense after win over Porto -by Bruno Baltazar
In a arena almost full of people in Povoa do Varzim , Ovarense was the favorite to grab the second trophy of the season before the game, at the end won it.

It was a very phisical game with many highlights with alley-opps,dunks and spetacular blocks.

The first period (19-18 for Ovarense) was a very close period with Ovarense always leading,the game started with a pair of dunks from Elvis Evora(14points,8rebounds) and Paulo Cunha(10points,5 rebounds),Toree Morris (211-C-81) was great during all game in the inside with power moves and dunks for Porto and thru that was considered the MVP with 17points and 10 rebounds in 37 minuts of use.

.The second quarter started with the first lead of Porto in the game(20-19)but didn´t last long because the started missing many 3 point shots letting Ovarense ended the first half with a lead 35-32.

The second half everything got decided and showed a superior Ben Reed(19points,7 rebounds) and Ovarense did not gave chances to Porto in the game , the american Terrance Johnson with 3 points and 3 rebounds showed almost nothing and needs to improve and learn portuguese system game fast if he wanna keep his job.
The partials in the second half was: 18-13 and 13-11 for Ovarense for a final result of 66-56 for Ovarense.


At the end of game Luis Magalhaes the winner coach told it was a fair win and wanna build a spetacular team ,on the other side Alberto Babo said the referes did a bad job in a phisical game and they still need to improve but did a great job.


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ROMANIA

Third Round !!! -by Bogdan Bocaniala

CSU Asesoft Ploiesti - BCMUS Arges Pitesti (the game will take place Sunday, the 14th, at 18.00)

BCM Timisoara - Gaz Metan Medias 111- 119 (36-20; 25-24; 22-32; 11-18; 11-11; 6-14)

CS Otopeni Bucuresti - CSS BC Ramnicu Valcea 67- 59 (26-12; 9-19; 17-11; 15-17)

CSM Leonardo Oradea - BC Targoviste Bucuresti 75- 61 (22-17; 21-16; 11-18; 21-10)

Dinamo-Galean Bucuresti - CS Rapid Bucuresti 75- 96 (16-24; 20-25; 26-19; 13-28)

CSU Atlassib Sibiu - CSU Cuadripol Brasov 80- 76 (22-6; 17-25; 23-24; 18-21)

Univ Mobitelco Cluj Napoca - BC Tirgu Mures 106- 92 (36-19; 25-21; 24-22; 21-30)

Cluj made the best game this season and they started with great defense that gave them also great offense. Zoran Krstanovic (205-C-82) was very precise when in scoring position and that made Mures ask for the first time-out at the score of 10-0 for Cluj. The end of the first quarter has Zoran Krstanovic in the position of the top scorer with 16 points and Cluj wins this quarter 36-19. Starting with the second quarter Cluj is looking more and more as a team with its forwards working very good together. The half break was better for Cluj this time and it looked like they learned their leason from Ploiesti. Cluj won the 3rd quarter 24-22. The 4th quarter brought Mihai Silvasan (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) back on the home court. Cluj won in the end looking like a strong team having at all time at least 15 points ahead of their opponent.

Univ Mobitelco Cluj Napoca : Zoran Krstanovic 24 points, LeVar Seals (194-G-82, agency: Naiditch Entertainment, college: De Paul) 21, Flavius Lapuste (201-F-78) and Branko Cuic (196-G-78) 17 each, Iheadindu Uce (192-F-79) 13, Milan Medvedj (183-G-79) 6, Mihai Silvasan 5, Mihai Popa (186-G-79) 3

BC Tirgu Mures: Bryan McCullough (198-G/F-83, college: NC-Asheville) 31 points, JuJuan Cooley (175-G-82, college: Indiana Tech) 18, Jon Clark (209-C-83, college: Rhode Island) 13, Troy Selvey (203-F/C-80, college: Sacramento St.) 11, Barnabas Szaszgaspar (185-G-77) 6, Vlad Pora (193-G-84) 5, Cristian Jakab (207-C-81) and Bogdan Cormos (177-G-86) 4 each.


Second Round !!! -by Bogdan Bocaniala

BCMUS Arges Pitesti - CS Otopeni Bucuresti 96- 85 (19-22; 29-14; 26-22; 22-27)

Gaz Metan Medias - CSM Leonardo Oradea 86- 78 (18-21; 22-17; 25-21; 21-19)

CSS BC Ramnicu Valcea - Dinamo-Galean Bucuresti 84- 90 (17-25; 25-17; 22-30; 20-18)

BC Targoviste Bucuresti - CSU Atlassib Sibiu 83- 81 (15-18; 12-11; 24-23; 20-19; 12-10)

CSU Cuadripol Brasov - CS Rapid Bucuresti 87- 72 (21-18; 15-21; 29-18; 22-15)

BC Tirgu Mures - BCM Timisoara 79- 78 (24-24; 17-21; 25-18; 13-15)

CSU Asesoft Ploiesti - Univ Mobitelco Cluj Napoca 75- 64 (11-24; 17-19; 27-12; 20-9)

Unexpectedlly, Cluj started very good the game against Ploiesti. Their deffence worked very good and that gave the offence a very high eficency. First quarter ended 11-24 thanks to the great performance of LeVar Seals (194-G-82, agency: Naiditch Entertainment, college: De Paul). Cluj started to look more and more as a team and that made the half break score 28- 43. The break was a key moment for Ploiesti. After the break they started to play stronger defense and that made posible for them to win the 3rd quarter and equalize the score at 55. Cluj started to look tired because of the few chenges available, while Ploiesti was helped very much by the players coming from the bench. That made the difference in the end and Ploiesti won the 4th quarter and finally the game.


CSU Asesoft Ploiesti: Bojan Obradovic (206-F/C-77, agency: Beo Basket) 15 points Reggie Elliott (196-G-73, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Mercer) 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals 5 assists Levente Szijarto (192-G/F-83) 14 points
Univ Mobitelco Cluj Napoca: Zoran Krstanovic (205-C-82) 22 points, Milan Medvedj (183-G-79) 12 points, LeVar Seals 11 points, Uchechukwu Iheadindu (194-F-79, agency: Court Side) 7 points, Flavius Lapuste (201-F-78) and Branko Cuic (196-G-78) 6 points each.


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RUSSIA

Ural-Siberian Competition - Enisey-2 vs NGU -by Marina Vyalova

Enisey-2 (Krasnoyarsk) - NGU (Novosibirsk) 59 : 67 (13:14 20:16 11:20 15:17)

Enisey-2 (Krasnoyarsk):
4 ALEKSANDROV Aleksandr 7
6 + GORYACHKIN Aleksandr 2
9 + DAVYDOV Denis 13
10 BAEV Kirill 6
11 + SIMONOVICH Denis 12
12 + EVGENEV Daniil 11
13 + MATVEEV Konstantin 4
15 KOCHNEV Yuriy 4
Coach BUKAREV S.

NGU (Novosibirsk):
6 BALYKIN Oleg 2
7 + PROTOPOPOV Evgeniy 13
8 BOLOTSKIKH Sergey 2
14 + KLYUCHNIKOV Fedor 12
16 + CHEREDNICHENKO Konstantin 8
21 GILEVICH Aleksandr 5
23 + KIRDYACHKIN Andrey 10
27 BOYKO Mikhаil 6
29 + KUZEMKIN Andrey 9
Coach KOSTITSYN N.


CSKA vs LOKOMOTIV ROSTOV game -by Aleksandra Sanders
CSKA vs. Lokomotiv Rostov: 92-69 (31:13 22:17 23:22 16:17)

After the game comments:

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- It was a good game. Some of our players played better, some were on the level. But it is hard to expect balanced game from the very start of the season. Our player think too much on the court. They have new teammates, new moves so right now it takes time for them to react in a right way. As for our young players Andrei Vorontsevich showed once again that he can help us this season, as for Zabelin and Shved the game showed that they are inexperienced.

Oleg Meleschenko, Lokomotov-Rostov head coach:

- I want to congratulate CSKA on the win. I wish luck to the team that came deep and balanced against us. As for our players I wish they become more aggressive on the both sides of the court.
(cska officials)

Short Stats:
# CSKA
4 T. Papaloukas 15
6 N. Zisis 7
8 M. Smodis 8
10 J. Holden 2
11 Z. Pashutin 7
14 A. Savrasenko 10
15 A. Zabelin 4
20 A. Vorontsevich 5
21 T. Langdon 18
22 M. Goree 16

HC Ettore Messina





# Lokomotiv
5 A. Goldwire 14
8 A. Kouziakine 2
9 S. Vorotnikov 11
10 S. Szewczyk 19
11 O. Sneed 5
12 A. Wright 5
13 D. Zibirov 2
14 S. Karaulov 10
15 A. Babitchev 1

HC Oleg Meleschenko


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SCOTLAND

Worcester Wolves vs. SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks 7.00pm. PREVIEW -by Eurobasket News
Worcester Wolves will be striving to end two losing runs when they entertain the SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks on Saturday.

The club are looking for their first win under new coach Skouson Harker , having lost their opening two games this season, and will also be aiming for their first ever win against the Rocks.

Rocks' new player-coach Sterling Davis enters the game with a little uncertainty as he prepares to clash with a Worcester team that bears little resemblance to that which his side beat on four occassions last season,

“They are a whole new team, and because of where we are based I haven't been able to see them play yet this season. At this stage it's about us doing the right things, rather than worrying about the opposition.”

In common with the home-town Wolves, Rocks have had a quiet start to the season, with only two games in the first three weeks, and influential point guard Robert Yanders (180-G-79, college: Missouri St.) is looking forward to a week where they will play three times,

“Most teams have played more than us. We've only had two games, so it's been difficult to get doing. We lost at Sheffield, but were a lot better against Cheshire, so we're trying to make progress.”

Rocks enjoyed a four game sweep in the BBL Championship last season as Worcester struggled in their debut season in the top flight. Their first meeting, on Guy Fawkes Night, proved to be very one-sided as 23 points from Robert Yanders helped his team to a massive 40-point win, 109-69. Rocks' first trip to Worcester proved to be equally enjoyable for the Scottish side as they romped to a 93-62 win, and Wolves suffered another 31-point loss when they hosted the Braehead team in late March - losing 90-59. The teams also met on the final day of the season in a game of little significance to either side, and 26 points from Julius Joseph helped Rocks complete the sweep with a 94-83 home win.
Courtesy of: http://www.bbl.org.uk/


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SERBIA

Serbian A league: Rosters ! -by Dragan Jankovski
Serbian A league starts today. Below are the rosters of each team:

BC Borac (Cacak)

4 Nemanja Prolovic
5 Pedja Stamenkovic
6 Marko Kesic
7 Rastko Dramicanin
8 Marko Zocevic
9 Milovan Maric
10 Bojan Radetic
11 Nikola Ilic
12 Predrag Markovic
13 Dragan Tubak
14 Miljan Radosavljevic
15 Aleksandar Micovic
Nikola Vukicevic
Drasko Radovic
Milojko Vasilic
Janko Belic

Head coach: Milovan Stepandic



BC Radnicki Invest Inzenjering (Novi Sad)

4 Vid Zarkovic
5 Ognjen Kuzeta
6 Marko Vulin
7 Bojan Tomasevic
8 Dragan Simic
9 Sava Rajkovic
10 Zatko Bolic
11 Novak Popovic
12 Krsto Bjelica
13 Stefan Fekete
14 Ivan Lackovic
15 Vladimir Roncevic
16 Milos Tomic
17 Velibor Buha
18 Marko Ugarak

Head coach: Mladen Mikic



BC Vizura (Belgrade)

4 Nenad Buric
5 Stefan Sinovec
6 Bosko Vukovic
7 Zarko Karic
8 Dejan Buric
9 Milos Avlijas
10 Miroslav Radic
11 Stefan Balzamovic
12 Aleksandar Glintic
13 Aleksandar Lekic
14 Andjelko Mandic
15 Savo Lesic
16 Stevan Nadjfeji
17 Milos Suzic
18 Djordje Drenovac

Head coach: Oliver Popovic



BC Novi Sad Panonska Banka (Novi Sad)

4 Maksim Kovacevic
5 Bogic Vujosevic
6 Jerome Lagrange
7 Nenad Tomasevic
9 Vuk Ajdukovic
10 Marko Jagodic
12 Igor Vujcic
13 Marko Sutalo
14 Dusko Bunic
15 Bozo Cumic
21 Chris Charles
24 Goran Pobric
32 Miroslav Radenkovic
33 Ivan Pap
34 Nemanja Subotic
41 Ilija Zolotic
Goran Martinic
Stefan Ilic

Head coach: Dragan Torbica



BC Ergonom (Nis)

Igor Ratkovic
Rade Dzambic
Sasa Avalic
Vladan Virijevic
Vladimir Radmanovac
Luka Sjekloca
Aleksandar Pavlovic
Uros Petrov
Dejan Mikic
Balsa Ciric
Stevan Ivetic
Vladeta Radosavljevic
Momir Radovic
Stefan Majstorovic
Vladislav Stanisavljevic

Head coach: Predrag Jacimovic



BC Zdravlje Actavis (Leskovac)

4 Branko Jereminov
5 Petar Ilic
6 Sanel Mukanovic
7 Uros Lucic
9 Dusan Trajkovic
10 Slavisa Bogavac
11 Strahinja Vucenov
12 Vladimir Velickovic
13 Milos Andrejevic
14 Vladimir Marojevic
15 Milos Miljkovic
17 Milan Radivojevic
18 Nemanja Stankovic
19 Aleksandar Andrejevic
Stefan Jovic
Milos Djordjevic
Bogdan Vukadinovic
Marko Mirasevic

Head coach: Dragan Arsic



BC Sloga (Kraljevo)

4 Marko Popovic
5 Vladimir Dasic
6 Milan Trtic
7 Vladimir Mijovic
8 Bogdan Velickovic
9 Adam Radomirovic
10 Bosko Stojakovic
11 Bojan Petrovic
12 Bojan Grubisic
13 Jugoslav Dasic
14 Goran Ignjatovic
15 Slobodan Pejovic
16 Dusan Vucicevic
17 Stefan Matovic
18 Dejan Simovic

Head coach: Milos Pejic



BC Mega Aqua Monta (Belgrade)

4 Slavko Stefanovic
5 Strahinja Dragicevic
6 Igor Vreca
7 Dusan Cvetkovic
8 Dusan Katnic
9 Aleksandar Mitrovic
10 Stefan Stojacic
11 Milos Markovic
12 Uros Nikolic
13 Stefan Djordjevic
14 Nikola Maravic
15 Tomislav Tomovic
35 Milos Keselj
51 Nenad Grujo
Jovo Stanojevic
Filip Simic
Ivan Demcesen
Nemanja Grujcic
Milic Blagojevic

Head coach: Dragisa Saric



BC Radnicki 034 Group (Kragujevac)

4 Radovan Pesic
5 Darko Veljovic
6 Petar Beader
7 Ivan Milosevic
8 Danilo Draskovic
9 Milan Janjusevic
10 Nikola Glisovic
11 Nenad Tanasijevic
12 Marko Pavlovic
13 Perica Mitic
14 Rajko Kljajevic
15 Dejan Djokic
Stefan Arnaut
Dimitrije Milic
Danijel Mosic
Adam Mirkovic

Head coach: Zoran Cvetanovic



BC Swisslions Takovo (Vrsac)

4 Jovan Manojlovic
5 Vladimir Vlaskovic
6 Dejan Bojinovic
7 Radovan Markovic
8 Nikola Jovanovic
9 Nenad Kasabasic
10 Danilo Mijatovic
12 Dalibor Djapa
12 Milos Marjanovic
13 Ivan Jelenic
14 Vukasin Aleksic
15 Sufijan Kurdu
16 Gorjan Radonjic
Vladimir Zujovic
Aleksandar Bugarin

Head coach: Dejan Mijatovic



BC Masinac (Kraljevo)

4 Nikola Tutus
5 Darko Habus
6 Aleksandar Radulovic
7 Marko Dimitrijevic
8 Nemanja Milasinovic
9 Dejan Becin
10 Uros Mirkovic
11 Slaven Cupkovic
12 Slobodan Bozovic
13 Edi Sinadinovic
14 Nemanja Arsic
15 Marko Karapandzic
21 Dusan Vuletic
55 Ognjen Sestovic
00 Miroslav Premovic

Head coach: Radenko Varagic



BC Napredak Rubin (Krusevac)

4 Dejan Tomasevic
5 Predrag Miletic
6 Ljubisa Vukosavljevic
7 Dragan Zivanovic
8 Dejan Gajic
9 Marko Milicevic
10 Konstantin Kocergin
11 Dragan Markovic
12 Filip Gavranovic
13 Vladan Milosavljevic
14 Vojislav Gojnic
15 Sasa Crnobrnja
16 Mladen Misic
Ninoslav Marjanovic

Head coach: Nebojsa Raicevic


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ST.VINCENT

Michael Bonaparte nails 32 points in Irish League opener -by Eurobasket News
Vincentian import in Irish Superleague Michael Bonaparte (196-F-82, college: Coll.of the Ozarks) was outstanding in the first game for his Killester leading them to a 88:77 road win over Marian. Michael Bonaparte netted game-high 32 points for the winners. The defending champs will next face Neptune in the second round on October 13th.
Meanwhile another Vincentian basketball star Adonal Foyle (207-F-75, college: Colgate) tipped off NBA pre-season with the Orlando Magic. The Magic already played three exhibition games and posted two victories. They began their pre-season action against Atlanta Hawks and were narrowly beaten 93:94. Adonal Foyle logged 15 minutes on the floor and nailed 11 points. He converted 4/7 FG, 3/4 FT, grabbed 6 boards and dished out an assist.
Orlando then took on Charlotte Bobcats and stormed past them 123:99. Vincentian centre appeared in the starting five and spent 23 minutes on the court. He managed 14 points (5/7 FG, 4/5 FT), 8 boards, 3 blocks and 2 assists. Orlando continued their winning attitude against Miami Heat as they drove past them 102:69. Adonal Foyle produced 3 points (1/2 FG, 1/2 FT) and 6 boards in 13 minutes of action. Orlando will next play against Cleveland Cavaliers on October 17th.


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U.KINGDOM

London's Defense Sparks Victory Against Tigers -by Alain Reid
The London Capital put on a defensive clinic, as they edged the hometown Everton Tigers by a final score of 69-58 on Friday night. London's win inches them closer to a .500 mark and midtable spot, as they improved to 2-3 on the season. With the loss, Everton dropped to 0-2, and is still in search of their first win of the season.

Capital was paced by a balanced offense, led by Wes Miller, with 23 points. Ibrahim Gariba and Tayo Ogedengbke rounded off the double-digit performances for London, scoring 10 and 14, respectively. The Tigers lost, despite a 21 point performance from Chris Haslam. At one point, London's lead had ballooned to 18 points heading into the final quarter, before a late Everton run managed to reduce the lead to six. That was as close as the Tigers would come, however, and London pulled away in the last few minutes to win by 11 points.

Everton is back in action on Tuesday night, where they hope to avenge this loss against Newcastle. Capital returns to the floor in search of a .500 record when they play host to Plymouth next Saturday evening.


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URUGUAY

Malvin defeat Welcome -by Hector Lopez
Fernando Martinez (170-G-79) scored five points in the last minutes to give Malvin a 91-89 win over Welcome for the 10th round of the Uruguayan League.
Malvin 91 - Emilio Taboada (193-F-82) 31, Kim Adams (203-F/C-82, college: Arkansas St.) 11 Rashard Sullivan (203-F/C-84, college: S.Indiana) 13
Welcome - Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Park) 33 Brandon Voorhees (201-G/F, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Park) 15
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Union Atletica 97 - Mark Flavin 20 Dainmon Gonner (198-F-80, college: SE Missouri St.) 15
Paysandu 67 - Louis Truscott (198-F-78, college: Houston) 16, Cory Largent (201-F-80, college: W.Carolina) 8
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Trouville was winning 52-40 over Atenas with 15 minutes to play but the game was postponed due to power failures.


Morris Hall returns to Atenas -by Hector Lopez
Morris Hall will play for the third time on a row the Uruguayan League for Atenas, it was annonced here. Hall, with a 20.6 points pg record playing for Atenas, will arrive on Wednesday.



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Women News

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BELARUS - Women

Berezina upset Olimpia in the opener of BWBL -by Eurobasket News
Olimpia - Berezina 60 : 63 ( 15 : 15, 15 : 15, 15 : 15, 15 : 18 )

Olimpia and Berezina both met in the first game for the Belarusian teams in the Baltic League. In a tough game, the latter celebrated 60:63 win. Duboiskaya paced the win with 23 points. Muravskaya and Yakoviz nailed 11 points each. Tatiana Lihtarovich (176-G-88) produced 21 points in the losing effort.

Belarus teams started the campaign on Friday. It was a great opener of the League and probably a good preparation for the upcoming season.
Victoriya sport complex and the spectators there enjoyed and were also surprised with the same three quarters in the game. Both teams produced 15:15 in the first three quarters and the hosts even repeated that in the last. The visitors were a bit luckier to score 18 and won the game. Berezina takes two points and steps into the first positions. Olimpia will try to recover as they meet another team from Belarus tonight.
RGUOR-RCOR Minsk- Olimpia Grodno game will be the last in the first round for the Belarus teams. Round 1 will be finished in the end of October.

Olimpia: Tatiana Lihtarovich 21, Natalia Anufrienko (174-G-85) 19, Natalya Kozun (186-F-88) 10
Berezina: Duboiskaya 23, Muravskaya 11, Yakoviz 11


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BWBL - Women

Standings
BWBL Standings
1. Laisve 1-0
2. Tim-Scuf 1-0
3. Cesis 1-0
4. Audentes 1-0
5. RGUOR 1-0
6. Avantis T. 1-1
7. Arvi 0-0
8. Olimpia 0-0
9. Lintel 118 0-0
10. Barsy Atyr. 0-0
11. TTT/Rapa 0-1
12. TLU/AJ 0-1
13. Berezina 0-1
14. Ol.-NAEK 0-1
15. Lemmink. 0-1


Friday and Saturday first round results -by Eurobasket News

Olimp-NAEK - TIM-SCUF 48 : 93 ( 15 : 22, 9 : 27, 11 : 19, 13 : 25 )

Olimp-NAEK hosted TIM-SCUF in the first game of Baltic League this season. The schedule sent Ukrainian teams to fight for the first victory against each other. Tim-Scuf however easily grabbed the first win 48:93 on a road.
Inna Yegorova (173-G-82) (173-G-82) led the winners with 27 points. Yelena Savina (186-F-84) nailed 16, while Shal posted 7. Maria Mykhailenko (181-G-87) top-scored for Olimp with 17 points.

Tim-Scuf Kyiv did not participate in the league last year, however had a great season two years ago. In 2005/06 years together with Arvi, Tim-Scuf Kyiv finished the group with 15-1 record. Having a young roster last year the team is ready to struggle this time and proved it in the first game.

The team from Kiev won the opening tip 22:15 and had a wonderful second quarter. With 27:9 the visitors had 25 points advantage at the half. Another two easy quarters in the second half brought the first win for Tim-Scuf. Olimp-Naek lost the opener, however the tournament has just only started.
On Thursday, October 25th Olimp-NAEK Yuzhnoukrainsk will host Barsy Atyrau from Kazakhstan. Tim-Scuf Kyiv will meet them on October 30th, while on October 28th TIM-SCUF will play against BC Minsk-2006.

Olimp-NAEK:
Maria Mykhailenko 17, Olena Samburska (172-G-89) 10, Malynovska 6
TIM-SCUF:
Inna Yegorova 27, Yelena Savina 16,Shal 7



Olimpia - Berezina 60 : 63 ( 15 : 15, 15 : 15, 15 : 15, 15 : 18 )

Olimpia and Berezina both met in the first game for the Belarusian teams in the Baltic League. In a tough game, the latter celebrated 60:63 win. Duboiskaya paced the win with 23 points. Muravskaya and Yakoviz nailed 11 points each. Tatiana Lihtarovich (176-G-88) produced 21 points in the losing effort.

Belarus teams started the campaign on Friday. It was a great opener of the League and probably a good preparation for the upcoming season.
Victoriya sport complex and the spectators there enjoyed and were also surprised with the same three quarters in the game. Both teams produced 15:15 in the first three quarters and the hosts even repeated that in the last. The visitors were a bit luckier to score 18 and won the game. Berezina takes two points and steps into the first positions. Olimpia will try to recover as they meet another team from Belarus tonight.
RGUOR-RCOR Minsk- Olimpia Grodno game will be the last in the first round for the Belarus teams. Round 1 will be finished in the end of October.

Olimpia:
Tatiana Lihtarovich 21, Natalia Anufrienko (174-G-85) 19, Natalya Kozun (186-F-88) 10
Berezina: Duboiskaya 23, Muravskaya 11, Yakoviz 11


Avantis/Turiba -Cesis 39 : 87 ( 10 : 22, 4 : 30, 15 : 25, 10 : 10 )
Two Latvian teams started the BWBL season in Riga. Cesis being a favorite of the game overcame Avantis/Turiba 87:39. A 30:4 in the second quarter made the second half just the repetition for the next games.
Ifeoma Okonkwo (183-F-84, college: Northwestern) paced the winners with 28 points. Karline Nimane (186-F-90) nailed 22, while Ieva Krastina (176-G-90) added 18. Dace Zarina (190-F/C-85) scored 11 points in the losing effort.

American player in Cesis was one of the most important trades in the preseason for the team. The team management changed the roster completely, so many players left the team. Because of that the team had some budget for the new players and one of them was
Ifeoma Okonkwo. She was unstoppable in the first game and looked forward to the next battles.

A 22:10 in the opening quarter was not enough to feel comfortable in the court. The reason for it was the second quarter that Cesis won 30:4. Avantis/Turiba tried hard in the second half and could tie the last quarter at 10:10. If the team plays the same as they managed to play in the end they might reach better results.

Avantis/Turiba:
Dace Zarina 11, Anda Eibele (170-G-84) 7, Dace Poksane (196-C-86) 6
Cesis:
Ifeoma Okonkwo 28, Karline Nimane 22, Ieva Krastina 18



RS TTT Rapa - Avantis/Turiba 83 : 95(22 : 21, 27 : 23, 13 : 23, 21 : 28 )

Avantis/Turiba proved that the lost in the opener of the Baltic League should not be so huge. The team beat RS TTT Rapa in Riga 95:83. For the latter it was the first official game in the tournament and the team looks forward for the future. Zane Lapsina (174-G-83) led the winners with 22 points. Anda Eibele (170-G-84) nailed 19, while Anete Horelika (177-G/F-87) added 12. Diana Ozolina (180-F-89) top-scored in the first game for RS TTT Rapa with 18 points.

The game brought much interest as the teams are from the same country and one of them debut in the league. TTT Rapa started offensively and took a 22:21 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. It became clear that the hosts would do everything they could to reach the positive result after they increased to 5 points at the half.

Avantis/Turiba plays the second half better and this is the second time we see it. In the first game against Cesis the team had a good end to show a better game in the opener. This time Avantis/Turiba won the third quarter 23:13 to have 5 points advantage before the last quarter. In the final one the visitors stormed with 28:21 to win 95:83.

Tomorrow Cesis faces RS TTT Rapa in Riga at 13.00.

RS TTT Rapa:
Diana Ozolina 18, Diana Kuzina (170-G-70) 15, Zane Kackane (180-G-81) 14
Avantis/Turiba:
Zane Lapsina 22, Anda Eibele 19, Anete Horelika 12


Laisve-Lemminkainen 71 : 62 ( 18 : 17, 16 : 15, 19 : 16, 18 : 14 )
Laisve and Lemminkainen started the Baltic campaign today in Kaunas. Laisve was a bit stronger to win 71:62.
Jovita Jutelyte (187-F-71) led the winners with 22 points. Laura Puplauskaite (172-G-85) produced 16, while Sandra Cizauskiene (188-C-72) added 10. Egle Zygelyte (166-G-84) netted 19 points in the losing effort.

Laisve and Lemminkainen showed a good game by the Lithuanian teams and Laisve being the hosts had and advantaged of it. The team won the opening quarter 18:17 and had 2 points deficit at the half.
A step by step in the second half Laisve led the game to the first win in the League.
Lithuanian teams resume the League in October 26th.

Laisve:
Jovita Jutelyte 22, Laura Puplauskaite 16, Sandra Cizauskiene 10
Lemminkainen:
Egle Zygelyte 19, Ausra Naideniene (182-F-73, agency: LBM Management) 14, Marina Solopova (178-G-90) 9



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CZECH REP. - Women

CEWL - group B -by Petr Kapitulcin

Valosun Brno : BK Slovan Bratislava 63:46 (18:16,30:23,48:36)

Most points for Valosun: Alexandra Ciulisova (185-F/C-85) 21, Svobodova 14, Hejdova 9, Giacintova G. 6, Kysilkova 6



Group A: Karlovy Vary, Nitra (SVK), Rybnik (POL) (promoted 2 teams)
Group B: Valosun Brno, Slov. Bratislava (SVK), Wels (AUT) (promoted 2 teams)
Group C: Sparta Praha, Strakonice, Herzogenburg (AUT), Viktoria Kosice (SVK) (promoted 3 teams)
Group D: Hradec Kralove, Banska Bystrica (SVK), Cas.Kosice (SVK), Poznaň (POL) (promoted 3 teams)



Central Europe Women League - group C -by Petr Kapitulcin
BBC Aposport Herzogenburg - Sparta Praha 59:82 (18:19, 17:23, 8:21, 16:19)

BBC: Humpries 19, Szoeke E. 12, Traubwasser 11, Areondo 8, Orekhova 6, Geisseberger 3
Sparta: Louden 26, Vachova 16, Obrusnikova 14, Morka 8, Sykorova 6, Kohoutova a Pechova 4, Novakova a Novotna 2

3FG:5 - 7, FT: 18/12 - 12/9, Fouls:18:21




BK Viktoria PCSP Kosice - BK Czech Coal Aldast Strakonice 76 :86 (12:33, 20:20, 28:15, 16:18)

Kosice:Perostiyska 20, Kovalova 17, Kazimirova 14, Pindrochova a Slimakova 8, Skvarekova 7, Bartanusova 2 -
Strakonice: Stejskalova 28, Iveta Urbanova (173-G-83) 26, Chernyi 12, Drachovska 9, Podskalska 7, Tomanova 2, Balakova a Bernasova 1.

3FG:2 - 8, FT:32/12 - 37/50, Fouls:29:29


Trocal ZBL teams 2007/08 - BLC Sparta Praha -by Petr Kapitulcin

4 Aneta Obrusnikova (174-G-88) (from Sokol Nusle)
5 Zuzana Kohoutova (190-C-86)
6 Anna Sykorova (190-F-85)
7 Pavlina Chudarkova (169-G-87)
8 Malgorzata Morka (180-F-81)
9 Martina Pechova (189-F/C-77)
10 Kateřina Vachova (188-C-88) (from KARA Trutnov)
11 Katarina Hrabakova (175-G-86)
12 Veronika Novakova (181-F-87)
13 Nicole Louden (172-G-83) (from Yehuda)
15 Dominika Behalova (167-G-90) (from Basket Slovanka)
16 Dagmar Hnilickova (190-F-88)
17 Kateřina Novotna (175-G-89)
Jana Ciperova
Michaela Vanova (172-G-88)
Barbora Němcova (183-F-90)

coaches : Petr Fejk, Erin Olson

2006/07: 6th place (coach Fejk)

2005/06: 4th place (caoch Fejk)

2004/05: 4th place (coach Fejk)




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E.CHAMPS (W) - Women

Turkey and Germay say goodbye to EuroBasket 2007 -by Leslie Anderson
Nilay Yigit she was instrumental in nearly all the good actions of her side in their close defeat. When she was on the court , Lithuania was always uncomfortable. Nevriye Yilmaz (196-C-80) was the main beneficial of her performance as she put in a stunning display as she finished with a game high 20 points in what turned out to be a losing cause. For Turkey in Isil Alben they have a player for the future. She was used the last couple of matches but demonstrated during the crunch against game against Israel that she has come of age.

Germany competition has seen them at the wrong side of many close games in this edition of Eurobasket. Linda Frohlich always positive and a leader on the court has nothing but good things to say about her team-mates, while herself and Martina Weber are the big names in the team but in their last match lets talk about Alexandra Mueller (175-G-83) who finally found her scoring touch and gave a masterly display in a difficult cause.


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EGYPT - Women

national team prepare for all arabian champion -by Andrew Youssef

Egyptian national team prepare for all arabian games next month with their coach hisham said but they now in eid vacation and will return to their campaign in alexandria after this vacation.

TUNISIA, QATAR, SYRIA, ALGERIA, SUDAN LEBANON beside EGYPT will share in ALL ARABIAN GAMES next november.



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FINLAND - Women

SM-SARJA: BC Nokia - Espoo Team 101-102 after 2OT -by Rauno Hurmalainen

Two OTs were needed tonight at Nokia, when BC Nokia and Espoo Team met each other. The game was a real thriller as the difference was during the half
time only two pts (49-47) and the final difference just one point (101-102). PeKa (Kotka) crushed Alku (Forssa), Catz (Lappeenranta) crushed HoNsU (Jyvaskyla)
and YMCA Helsinki won now over Huima at Aanekoski.

PeKa - FoA 80-47 (45-23) (Ashley Haynes 23/19, Shanika Freeman 18/13) - Caitlin Chiaramonte 13, Jamie Hawkins 12/11).

Catz - HoNsU 85-43 (38-17) (Tamara Tatham (185-F-85, college: Massachusetts) 17, Yelena Solovyeva 16/16 - Charlee Underwood 12/14, Lizanne Murphy 12/11).

Huima - YMCA Helsinki 68-77 (40-39) (Kenya Robinson 19/11, Shakeena Wicker 17 - Niina Laaksonen 31/14, Henna Salomaa 15).

BC Nokia - Espoo Team 2OT 101-102 (91) (85) (49-47) (Sherry McCracklin 29, Joanna Rhoads 27 - Yolanda Jones 32/15, Mirka Jarchovska 24).



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HUNGARY - Women

American player in Szombathely -by Gabriel Zippenfenig
The basketball team of Szombathely (Savaria BC) signed a contract with an American player called Jonee Billy.

The team played 2 training matches in this week. They played against Post Wien (Austrian) on Wednesday at 19:00 in Sopron. On Thursday they played against Zala Volan-ZTE in Zalaegerszeg.


Kraszna Cup in Sopron -by Gabriel Zippenfenig
MKB-Euroleasing Sopron played against Szeviep-Szeged on Friday on the 23th Kraszna Cup.
MKB Euroleasing Sopron vs. Szeviep-Szeged: 92 - 63 (21-16, 19-18, 23-12, 29-17).


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LATVIA - Women

TTT Rapa debuted in Baltic League, Avantis/Turiba is more experienced so far -by Eurobasket News

RS TTT Rapa - Avantis/Turiba 83 : 95(22 : 21, 27 : 23, 13 : 23, 21 : 28 )

Avantis/Turiba proved that the lost in the opener of the Baltic League should not be so huge. The team beat RS TTT Rapa in Riga 95:83. For the latter it was the first official game in the tournament and the team looks forward for the future. Zane Lapsina (174-G-83) led the winners with 22 points. Anda Eibele (170-G-84) nailed 19, while Anete Horelika (177-G/F-87) added 12. Diana Ozolina (180-F-89) top-scored in the first game for RS TTT Rapa with 18 points.

The game brought much interest as the teams are from the same country and one of them debut in the league. TTT Rapa started offensively and took a 22:21 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. It became clear that the hosts would do everything they could to reach the positive result after they increased to 5 points at the half.

Avantis/Turiba plays the second half better and this is the second time we see it. In the first game against Cesis the team had a good end to show a better game in the opener. This time Avantis/Turiba won the third quarter 23:13 to have 5 points advantage before the last quarter. In the final one the visitors stormed with 28:21 to win 95:83.

Tomorrow Cesis faces RS TTT Rapa in Riga at 13.00.

RS TTT Rapa: Diana Ozolina 18, Diana Kuzina (170-G-70) 15, Zane Kackane (180-G-81) 14
Avantis/Turiba: Zane Lapsina 22, Anda Eibele 19, Anete Horelika 12



Okonkwo leads Cesis with 28 points over Avantis/Turiba -by Eurobasket News
Avantis/Turiba -Cesis 39 : 87 ( 10 : 22, 4 : 30, 15 : 25, 10 : 10 )

Two Latvian teams started the BWBL season in Riga. Cesis being a favorite of the game overcame Avantis/Turiba 87:39. A 30:4 in the second quarter made the second half just the repetition for the next games. Ifeoma Okonkwo (183-F-84, college: Northwestern) paced the winners with 28 points. Karline Nimane (186-F-90) nailed 22, while Ieva Krastina (176-G-90) added 18. Dace Zarina (190-F/C-85) scored 11 points in the losing effort.

American player in Cesis was one of the most important trades in the preseason for the team. The team management changed the roster completely, so many players left the team. Because of that the team had some budget for the new players and one of them was Ifeoma Okonkwo. She was unstoppable in the first game and looked forward to the next battles.

A 22:10 in the opening quarter was not enough to feel comfortable in the court. The reason for it was the second quarter that Cesis won 30:4. Avantis/Turiba tried hard in the second half and could tie the last quarter at 10:10. If the team plays the same as they managed to play in the end they might reach better results.

Avantis/Turiba: Dace Zarina 11, Anda Eibele (170-G-84) 7, Dace Poksane (196-C-86) 6
Cesis: Ifeoma Okonkwo 28, Karline Nimane 22, Ieva Krastina 18


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LITHUANIA - Women

Lithuanian teams started the campaign in BWBL -by Eurobasket News
Laisve-Lemminkainen 71 : 62 ( 18 : 17, 16 : 15, 19 : 16, 18 : 14 )

Laisve and Lemminkainen started the Baltic campaign today in Kaunas. Laisve was a bit stronger to win 71:62. Jovita Jutelyte (187-F-71) led the winners with 22 points. Laura Puplauskaite (172-G-85) produced 16, while Sandra Cizauskiene (188-C-72) added 10. Egle Zygelyte (166-G-84) netted 19 points in the losing effort.

The Baltic Women's Basketball League open the doors for 17 teams this year. The spectators will be able to see the teams from Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. In comparison with the previous year it is a huge development in the tournament. The best two teams of the previous championship, TEO and TTT Riga will start in BWBL in semifinals round. The system of championship is the same like in some past seasons. The best six teams from regular season together TEO and TTT clubs will participate to semifinals round.

Laisve and Lemminkainen showed a good game by the Lithuanian teams and Laisve being the hosts had and advantaged of it. The team won the opening quarter 18:17 and had 2 points deficit at the half.
A step by step in the second half Laisve led the game to the first win in the League.
Lithuanian teams resume the League in October 26th.

Laisve: Jovita Jutelyte 22, Laura Puplauskaite 16, Sandra Cizauskiene 10
Lemminkainen: Egle Zygelyte 19, Ausra Naideniene (182-F-73, agency: LBM Management) 14, Marina Solopova (178-G-90) 9


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NEW ZEALAND - Women

Sirens fall to AIS -by Eurobasket News
AIS - Christchurch Sirens 82:67
Christchurch Sirens looked confident in the first half of the encounter against AIS but could not maintain the pace and lost their second straight game in the Australian WNBL. AIS entered the game winless and strived to gain their first victory in front of the home crowd. The Sirens though grabbed a 9:5 early lead. Ashley Awkward (168-G-85) nailed important points late in the first frame to keep the Sirens ahead 22:19.
However Mia Newley (181-F-86) scored 9 points in the second quarter to revive the hosts. They drove to a 42:38 advantage at halftime. The Sirens switched to a full court press and stayed close throughout the third term but AIS survived the threat and continued to pile up the lead. Finally the visitors got weary and AIS used it to stepped up and roll to a win. Cayla Francis (192-C-89) notched 7 straight points in the fourth frame and AIS cleared off for good.
Marianna Tolo (196-C-89) led AIS with 21 points and 4 rebounds. Mia Newley added 18 points and 4 assists, while Cayla Francis scored 14 points and pulled down massive 23 boards for the winners. Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe (173-G-79, college: Buffalo) answered with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the Sirens. Lisa Wallbutton (183-F-86) had 11 points and 7 boards in defeat.
Christchurch sank 32% from the field and 50% from free throw line. They were outrebounded 42:48 and committed 11 turnovers.

AIS: Marianna Tolo 21, Mia Newley 18, Cayla Francis 14+23 boards
Christchurch: Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe 19, Lisa Wallbutton 11+7 boards


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PHILIPPINES - Women

Philippines National Team for SEABA Championships 2007 -by Eurobasket
Vicki Brick (166-G-81) of Sydney Uni Flames (AUS)
Stephanie Villanueva of Ateneo de Manila University
Emelia Vega of Adamson University
Merenciana Arayi of Adamson University
Joan Grajales of DEMIKK
Aurora Adriano of Far Eastern University
Kristin Chua of Ateneo de Manila University
Dixie Valencia of Lyceum of the Philippines
Chovi Borja of Far Eastern University
Marylyne Matreo of Ateneo de Manila University
Diane Jose of DEMIKK
Minerva Narciza of Ateneo de Manila University
Machiko Matsuno of Lyceum of the Philippines
Analyn Almazan of Adamson University
Cassandra Tioseco of Ateneo de Manila University
Head Coach: Fritz Gaston


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SEYCHELLES - Women

HotShots stay top after convincing victory -by Carlos Pereira
ANSE BOILEAU-BASED HotShots maintained top position on the seven-team Women's league table after their convincing 93-24 win over Bel Air on Thursday at Victoria Gymnasium.
The more-experienced HotShots dominated a Bel Air side made up of mostly young players after their stalwarts retired at the start of the 2007 season. They won all four quarters on high score difference.
After clinching the first quarter 16-8, HotShots upped their offence in the second which they again won 18-6. In the second half, Bel Air seemed completely demoralised as they scored only four points compared to 30 for HotShots. With a 29-6 score in the fourth quarter, HotShots wrapped up their convincing victory.Captain Tina Agathine scored 31 points to finish as HotShots' top scorer, while with eight points, Kerine Savy led the scoring for Bel Air.
After losing once against Anse Etoile Stars, HotShots have now garnered 17 points from nine matches which is enough to keep them at the top ahead of Mont Fleuri who are second on 14 points after having played eight times.
RA Sisters are presently third with 14 points from their nine matches played so far while defending champions Anse Etoile Stars follow in fourth spot with 13 points following six wins and a loss in seven matches.
Bel Air are occupying fifth place with 10 points after two wins and six defeats, while Cadettes, who have a win out of seven matches, are in sixth position on eight points.
Juniors are currently tailing the league table with seven points after having taken to the court seven times.


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SWEDEN - Women

Damligan 2007/08 first results and stats -by Eurobasket News
A new season sparkled in Sweden as three first games were played in the league. The defending Champions 08 Stockholm HR started the campaign with a win over Norrkopings Dolphins. Eskilstuna Basket and Brahe Basket had a 1-point deficit battle, while Marbo Basket was the only team to win on a road.
08 Stockholm HR overcame Norrkopings Dolphins 76:63. The game was not comfortable for the defending champions even though they played at home. Luckily they could use that advantage in the last quarter with 30:19. Malin Gernandt (175-G-81) and Malin Edlund (183-F-88) top-scored for the winners with 15 points. Nina Berlin supported them with 13 points for Stockholm. Ifeanyichukwa Nnamaka (180-F/C-83) nailed 18 points in the losing effort.
Eskilstuna Basket won only by one point over Brahe Basket 72:71. Kelsey Blair (152-F) led the winners with 17 points. Mirenda Wilson netted 15, while Kimona Boussard Larson ended up with 14 points. Tatsiana Lavets (172-G-82) poured in 14 points for her debut in Brahe Basket. That was however not enough for the total win.

Marbo Basket stole the victory from Lulea Basket 68:73. Emma Nilsson (179-F-84) is for now the top-scorer of the round with 29 points. Johanna Ericsson added 14 and Maria Gustavsson scored 11.

Lulea Basket - Marbo Basket 68-73 (22-11 16-16 16-25 14-21)
Luleе Basket: Frida Aili (178-G-88) 24, Elin Soderstrцm 16, Eva Hдgg-Myntti 12, Anna Brдnnvall 11, Annica Grafstrom 4, Therese Hellerstedt 2, Anna-Lisa Vestin 2
Marbo Basket: Emma Nilsson 29, Johanna Ericsson 14, Maria Gustavsson 11, Johanna Kдllman 9, Lisa Knutsson 6, Caroline Danielsson 2, Karin Inger 2


Eskilstuna Basket - Brahe Basket 72-71 (19-19 15-9 14-21 24-22)
Eskilstuna Basket: Kelsey Blair 17, Mirenda Wilson 15, Kimona Boussard Larson 14, Jenny Andersson 8, Madelene Feldt 7, Marie Еstrцm 6, Emma Gunnarsson 3, Linda Jonsson 2
Brahe Basket: Tatsiana Lavets 14, Anna-Laura Rivero 12, Kristin Edstrцm 11, Hanna Johansson 11, Malin Kдllman 11, Jenny Rylander 7, Teresia Troberg 2, Hanna Sandberg 2, Camilla Brehm 1


08 Stockholm HR - Norrkopings Dolphins 76-63 (18-15 11-14 17-15 30-19)
08 Stockholm HR: Malin Gernandt 15, Malin Edlund 15, Nina Bдrlin 13, Eliza Golumbiewska 8, Danielle Hamilton Carter 8, Jennie Thingwall 7, Anette Johansen 4, Jasmina Pacariz 4, Martina Stеlvant 2
Norrkopings Dolphins:Ifeanyichukwa Nnamaka 18, Melissa Traversi 17, Malin Belfrage 11, Demoya Williams 9, Petra Jacob 8, Helen Thorold 0, Sofie Lundberg 0, Clara Hedenqvist 0, Sara Saks 0


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UKRAINE - Women

Ukrainian derby in Baltic League -by Eurobasket News
Olimp-NAEK - TIM-SCUF 48 : 93 ( 15 : 22, 9 : 27, 11 : 19, 13 : 25 )

Olimp-NAEK hosted TIM-SCUF in the first game of Baltic League this season. The schedule sent Ukrainian teams to fight for the first victory against each other. Tim-Scuf however easily grabbed the first win 48:93 on a road. Inna Yegorova (173-G-82) led the winners with 27 points. Yelena Savina (186-F-84) nailed 16, while Shal posted 7. Maria Mykhailenko (181-G-87) top-scored for Olimp with 17 points.

Tim-Scuf Kyiv did not participate in the league last year, however had a great season two years ago. In 2005/06 years together with Arvi, Tim-Scuf Kyiv finished the group with 15-1 record. Having a young roster last year the team is ready to struggle this time and proved it in the first game.

The team from Kiev won the opening tip 22:15 and had a wonderful second quarter. With 27:9 the visitors had 25 points advantage at the half. Another two easy quarters in the second half brought the first win for Tim-Scuf. Olimp-Naek lost the opener, however the tournament has just only started.
On Thursday, October 25th Olimp-NAEK Yuzhnoukrainsk will host Barsy Atyrau from Kazakhstan. Tim-Scuf Kyiv will meet them on October 30th, while on October 28th TIM-SCUF will play against BC Minsk-2006.

Olimp-NAEK: Maria Mykhailenko 17, Olena Samburska (172-G-89) 10, Malynovska 6
TIM-SCUF: Inna Yegorova 27, Yelena Savina 16,Shal 7


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VENEZUELA - Women

Moving forward -by Wolfgang Lucena
Our great point guard Katerine Monasterios, aka “Kate” received a scholarship from Frank Phillips College at Borger Texas.
“Kate”
has been playing a good level of basketball with the Distrito Federal women's basketball team in all its level. When she was 11 years old until she turned 20, Monasterios has a tremendous record as Venezuelan player with 16 points per games, 7 assist and becoming a sniper from the three point line with 7 by game. She earned the best scoring player in the U-16 South American Basketball Tournament Colombia, Bogota 2000. Now she is taking this new challenge, we are sure that she will be good ad for FPC.

Good Luck Kate… Make us proud!!