EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/22/2007Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
The team of Balkan Botevgrad reached their first success of this year's edition of the national championship, beating Sliven this afternoon with 96-65.
The hosts dominated during the four quarters and not for a single minute let someone doubt in the final result. The difference was growing and growing and there was a moment it was 31 points in favour of Balkan, no matter they showed very bad per cent from the 3-pointer line (3/15). However, they were good under the basket, where the made 34 from their 49 attempts (69,4%).
At the half time the advantage of the hosts was 13 points, but in the beginning of the third period it fastly grew to 20. Sliven succeeded decreasing it to 12 points, but that was all they could do in the game. Until the end of the fight, nothing could stop Balkan.
The best on court was the forward of Balkan - Atanas Radev who finished with a double-double - 29 points and 12 rebounds. Ivan Lilov was the other to accompany him. The young talent of Bulgaria scored 23 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, gave 4 assists and made 4 steals. The American in the lines of Georgi Mladenov - Dwayne Morton is continuing with his good performance, finishing with 20 points.
For the team of Sliven only two players passed the two-digits border. Dimitar Georgiev scored 19 points and Nikolay Dinev added 18.
Balkan over jumped his opponent, grabbing 35 rebounds, while the guys of Sabin Marinov took only 22.
In the next round on Wednesday, Balkan visits Yambol and Sliven faces the champion Lukoil Academic in the “city of the blue stones”.
FULL STATS FROM THE GAME BALKAN - SLIVEN
Bulgarian Second West A-2 was opened today with a game between the teams of Slavia and Spartak MVR. In “Triaditsa” Hall in Sofia, the hosts Slavia were defeated by the symbolic guests from Spartak MVR with 69-81.
The game started good for the players of Borislav Arsov and they took the leadershio from the same beginning. Thus until the end, they did not let their younger and less experienced opponents to tie the result. The only thing the “whites” managed to do was to decrease the advantage to 4 points, 4 minutes to go. From then on, nothing more serious happened.
For Slavia, under their abilities acted the guards Boyko Pangarov and Vasil Hristov. Even though, their teammate Yordan Yankov scored 21 points. Lyubomir Zhechev also performed excellent - 15 points and 11 rebounds. Dimitar Velev added 8 points and 7 rebounds.
For Spartak MVR, as usual Michail Kapitanov (172-G-78, agency: Global Sports Plaza) was more than brilliant. He finished with 29 points and 10 assists. Ivaylo Vasilev made 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Petyo Ivanov made also 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
After the game, the head coach of Slavia Daniel Dimitrov shared that his team has the opportunity to have a true practice with all the guys only once a week, because most of them are studying. This was his explanation for the dissatisfying performance at the same start of the championship. He added that he expect Toma Fikoff and Zhivko Stoyanov to join the team next week as it became clear they will play with a double license for CSKA Interlogic and Slavia.
Tomorrow at 17:00 is the second game from the western group. “Festivalna” Hall in Vidin will welcome the team of Sportist Svoge.
FULL STATS FROM THE GAME SLAVIA - SPARTAK MVR
The team of Cherno More Eurohold recored fourth straight win in the championship defeating Rilski Sportist 86-84. This was third dramatic loss for the visitors so far in the campaign.
The game started with advantage for the hosts who had a 9-4 lead in the 5th minute. Soon guests were back at 14-16 but in the end of the quarter the host side took again nice advantage, 23-18 after ten minutes. In the second quarter Rilski Sportist did try to cut their deficit but hosts's better play didn't allow them to and so Cherno More Eurohold went in to the halftime break with 9 point advantage, 43-34.
In the third quarter the host side managed to take a double digit advantage. In the last minutes of it though the visitors started to play better and cut their deficit to 6 before the last 10 minutes. Until the middle of the last quarter the hosts led with more than 10 points. Then Rilski Sportist managed to steal some balls and were back at 83-85 with 3 seconds to go. Then Vladimir Marinov scored one free throw and with one second left Ilko Nanev did the same thing to make the final score 86-84.
Leven Belberov was the best scorer in this game with 22 points. Marinov also played very well and finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. For the visitors Ilko Nanev had very good game with 20 points and 9 rebounds as Branko Mirkovic added 14.
FULL STATS FROM THE GAME CHERNO MORE EUROHOLD-RILSKI SPORTIST
1.Division, Round 4-5: Seven games tonight, six home victories. The tightest contest was in Lapua, where local Korikobrat defeated PuHu (Vantaa) 85-81.
Kyle Carhart (191-G/F-83, college: Grand Valley St.) (17) and Tyrwone Still (196-F-77, college: W.Virginia St.) (16) led Lapua in pts, Baboucarr Bojang (204-F-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Illinois St.) grabbed 16 rbs. PuHu's Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point) netted this time 25 and Phil Hickey (211-C-77, college: Notre Dame) added 18 pts. Newcomer Ura Basket won again and had a new face on the roster: Darius Glover (196-G/F) started with double-double figures 31/10.
Lapua and FoKoPo (Forssa) are still undefeated.
Lapua - PuHu 85-81 (47-46) (Kyle Carhart 17, Tyrwone Still 16, Baboucarr Bojang 14/16 - Akeem Scott 25, Phil Hickey 18, Eero Lehtinen 16).
FoKoPo - RU 98-64 (43-27) (Kert Keskula 20, Teemu Heiskanen 15, Ronnie Clark 13 - Ilpo Pehkonen 20, Jussi Airas 14).
Huima - YMCA Helsinki 90-74 (37-35) (Kenny Jones 24, Kevin Langdon 16/16, Heikki Laatikainen 14 - Eetu Nieminen 17/11, Anton Telih 15, Ilkka Ekstrom 13).
YMCA Turku - T.Honka 85-76 (37-33) (Mikko Jalonen 23, Charlie Frierson 18, Arto Talvitie 16/10 - Jere Paivinen 17, Anselmi Vanjoki 16, Sasu Salin 16).
Ura-Basket - Pantterit 106-87 (52-42) (Anthony Bennett 39, Darius Glover 31/10, Tomi Rokala 11 - Jordan Feramisco 23, Ville Liimo 21, Timo Hassinen 14).
Visa-Basket - BC Nokia 78-112 (43-56) (Antti Raami 23, Juuso Poyhonen 13, Toni Leikas 11 - Derrick Crayton 19, Tomi Kankaanpaa 19, Dewayne Richardson 15/12).
BC Jyvaskyla - Vilpas 99-84 (53-43) (Monty Rogers 24/15, Antti Kanervo 22, Aljaz Urbanc 20 - Michael Housman 22/17, Tyler McGinn 21, Philip Dejworek 18).
Panathinaikos beat Rethymno 90-81 with Jasikevicius and Diamantidis being an amazing duet proving from the very first day that they will be Obradovic's biggest weapons this season. The two guards together with Kennedy Winston (198-F-84, college: Alabama) helped their team to beat Stergios Koufos's heroic team and begin the Greek “basketball marathon” with a positive result. From Panatinaikos, top scorer was the ex red player Andrija Zizic scoring 18 points and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes followed by Costas Tsartsaris with 14 points and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes. Jasikevicius debut in the Grek league was not bad at all, the Lithuanian super star scored 9 points and shared 4 assists in les than 20 minutes while Dimitris Diamantidis scored 11 points dashed down 6 rebounds and gave 2 assists in 25 minutes. From the islanders, the veteran Topic was the top performer and top scorer the 38 years old Serbian player scored 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 33 minutes followed by the usual suspect, Giannis Gagaloudis who scored 18 points, 5 assists and 4 steals in 38 minutes. The quarters were: 18-19, 41-41, 62-58 and the final 90-81.
Aris made the road win which was looking for in Patras, Gordon Herbert's team beat Olimpiada Patras 67-85 having in a great day (in his debut in the Greek league) the American Bracey Wright (191-G-84, college: Indiana) who scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 28 minutes being the MVP of the game. From the visitors, very good performance from Agadakos who scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes while Jeremiah Massey scored 15 points and dashed down 15 rebounds in less than 24 minutes! From coach Christopoulos's team, the Lithuanain Tomas Naggys scored 19 points but he was all alone as the second in points was Nikos Pettas with 9!
In Larissa's derby, AEL 1964 beat Olimpia Larissas at the end with 73-75 and took the important road win. Top performer and scorer from the visiting team was Billy Keys (188-G-77, college: N.Mexico St.) (in his debut in the Greek league) with 26 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in less than 30 minutes followed by Papanikolopoulos who scored 20 points, from the home team an amazing game took place from the ex Apollon Patras guard, Giannis Koubouras (career's high in A1) scoring 26 points and 3 assists in less than 33 minutes followed by Ken Lacey who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds in 19 minutes, receiving 1.180 in the Tendex!!
Panionios was another team succeeding the road win. The victim was Kolossos Rodou, Coach Alexandris team fight the game against a better opponent until the very last second but defeated in the details. Coach Gekos team was much better in the court and took the victory mainly due to Giannis Kalambokis's 22 points and Ivan Zoroski's 13. The home team of Rodos had as top scorer the ex player of Apollon Patras Ivo Josipovic with 21 points and 8 rebounds followed by Giorgos Diamantopoulos with 18 points. The final score was 73-78 with quarters being, 11-18, 38-31, 52-53 and the final 73-78.
Panellinos and Coach Kalafatakis beat Marousi and Coach Ruso performing the fourth road wins, of the Premier in the Greek league. Panellinios with Mamadu Ndiaye in a great day (22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block shot) and with the American Antony Grundy scoring 17 points and organising the game nearly perfect (with Argiropoulos changing roles and scoring - 14 points) beat Ruso's team who had Haralambidis all alone trying to do the best thing for is team, the experience guard scored 20 points while nobody else from the team succeeded double digits, the final score was 65-75 with Darko Ruso being the top favourite coach to live the A1!!!
Egaleo succeeded the win of the day as they beat the “full of hopes” team of Koronios and Drosos, giving them the sour taste of reality. The final score as 78-65 Ibrahim Jaaber (188-G-84, college: Pennsylvania) and the ex AEK's player (they still owe him money!!) Prodromos Nikolaidis scoring 25 and 23 points respectively, finishing all the hopes that William Avery and Alexis Kyritsis tried to give to Koronios's team. AEK Athens was not really in the court as the opponents were much better in all the aspects. The quarters were 29-20, 44-42, 62-54 and the final 78-65
Olympiakos beat PAOK (HT 39-26) - more details for the game which just finished in a while….
Brandon Kurtz (208-C-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Tulsa) with 13 pts.. Bradley Strickland (206-F/C-85, agency: Court Side, college: Evansville) led all scorers with 24 pts. Eiffel overtakes 1st place in the FEB with a 5-0 record.
It was another day at the office for defending Dutch champion Eiffel Towers, jumping out to a strong 1st quarter start and never letting up, winning on the road over Den Helder Seals by the score of 83-65. Eiffel was able to share the minutes at abundance and were never seriously threatened in the game. The team of Randy Wiel were led in scoring by center
Lg Sakers win at Home against KTF 63-58 in a game that was sea-saw
Up and down, in the last possesion of the game with only 25 seconds
Cho Sang-Hyun (190-G/F-76) can a 3 pointer his only basket of the day to seal the win.
Odartey Blankson led all scores with 17 pts & 9 reb, Calvin Warner closed out the
Scoring with 15 points & 9 rebs. KTF Leading scorer was Sedric Webber netting
15 pts 9 rebs.
In other news ET Blackslamer downed Samsung 92-87
SK Knights defeated Dongbu Promy 83-74
And KCC Topped KT&G 92-79
KCC EGIS has retained the services of Calvin Oldham who spent many seasons In Europe & abroad.
- Associate Head Coach ALBA Berlin (BBL - Deutschland - seit 2005)
- Associate Head Coach University of Maine (America East Conf., D1 - 2004/05)
- Assistant Coach University of Maine (America East Conf., D1 - 2003/04)
- Scout Toronto Raptors
- Head Coach Bayer Giants Leverkusen (BBL - Deutschland - 1998-2002)
KT&G along with Samsung has yet to capture its 1st win in the season.
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The western conference central division will once again be the most competitive in the NBA this 2008 season.
San Antonio Spurs - For the NBA champs the resigning of durable, all-defensive first team steady Bruce Bowen (6'7''-F-71, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) was the largest move this off-season. Point guard play is the key; Can Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) duplicate an incredible season? Will Vaughn, Udrih and Barry remain reliable backups? Spurs remain best and model franchise of the league.
Houston Rockets - The pick of many to challenge for championship this season. Incredible depth and new look up-tempo offense under head coach Rick Adelman that will benefit Ming Yao (7'5''-C-80) and Tracy McGrady (6'8''-G/F-79) tremendously. Will additions of Michael James (6'1''-G-75, college: Duquesne) and Steve Francis (6'3''-G-77, college: Maryland) help or hinder? Can they count on Bonzi Wells (6'5''-F-76, college: Ball St.) this season?
Dallas Mavericks - Avery Johnson's Mavs have gotten tougher on the wing. The signings of Trenton Hassell (6'5''-G/F-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Austin Peay St.) and Eddie Jones (6'6''-G-71, college: Temple) brings them two experienced defenders with size, an area that haunted them last season against Golden State in the playoffs. Everything on the offensive end will still run through Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) and they will get up a lot of points in transition. Will rookie Nick Fazekas (6'11''-F-85, college: Nevada-Reno) develop into a low-post scoring option in which they are in dire need of?
New Orleans - Could easily be a playoff team this season. With Chris Paul (6'0''-G-85, college: Wake Forest), Jannero Pargo (6'2''-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Arkansas) and Bobby Jackson (6'1''-G-73, college: Minnesota) running the show and Tyson Chandler (7'1''-C-82) protecting the middle the Hornets look solid. Another solid season from David West (6'8''-F-80, agency: Octagon, college: Xavier) could make them a surprise in the West. Will they get a significant contribution from rookie Julian Wright (6'8''-F-87)? Will they have consistent bench play?
Memphis Grizzlies - New head coach Marc Iavaroni has talent to work with; the question is does this talent work together. Mike Miller (6'8''-F/G-80, college: Florida) showed great talent with team USA throughout the summer and if Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) remains healthy should make a good tandem. Much is riding on a physically weak front line, Darko Milicic (7'0''-C-85), Stromile Swift (6'9''-F-79, college: LSU) and Hakim Warrik will have to bang with the leagues biggest. Will Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) have a big year with energy and scoring?
The longest losing streak in BLNO is over! Kristiansand Pirates finally got a victory when Ammerud visited them Sunday afternoon. After 979 days and 46 matches without a win, Pirates could finally celebrate.
The match got a dramatic start. Willie Dunn (198-F-83, college: Georgia Southern) from Pirates dunked and broke the rim in the first minute of the second period. A new rim came up after a long delay. Ammerud kept the command but in the start of the fourth period Pirates got contact and after a few minutes built a 10 point lead. Ammerud came back and a Pirates team in foul trouble just had to let Ammerud get some baskets. Pirates got fouled and converted many of the free throws. They also got the ball in two critical situations the last minute and when Zane Gilliard (190-G-82, college: Mountain St.) took the rebound with six seconds to go he just dribbled the ball away from the basket. The Pirates players got standing ovation from the fans and tons of weight got lifted from the players shoulders. At least it must have felt like that.
Pirates was led by the trio of an injured Zane Gilliard, Willie Dunn and Toni Tomic (195-F-82, college: Kaskaskia JC). Tomic was very important when the match got tight and Pirates took the final lead. Thomas Ble (186-G-89, college: Njard IL) and Rodney Hawthorne (195-F-75, college: Mo.-Kansas City) were the best Ammerud players. Michael Nevjen was a lot better for Ammerud than he was last season when he was a Pirate.
Kristiansand Pirates - Ammerud 94 - 90 ( 19 -25 24 -24 15 -18 36 -23 )
Kristiansand: Willie Dunn 29, Toni Tomic 22, Zane Gilliard 21, Ifiok Adahada 11
Ammerud: Thomas Ble 31, Rodney Hawthorne 22, Michael Nevjen 12, Jonas Anseth 12
Russian Superleague was rich for four games last night. About Unics-Khimky you can read in the previous article, however for other results and stats have a look below.
CSK VVS-Samara beat Spartak VGUES 76:72. The teams showed an even game and only in the end the hosts took an advantage of it. A 22:16 in the last quarter brought Samara the firth win ion the Superleague. Perry Marque led the winners with 23 points, while Yaniv Green (206-F-80, agency: Arik Krayn Services) added 20. Stanislav Makshantsev (205-F-78, college: Furman) collected 19 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.
Ural-Great was stronger in the second half against Spartak (St.Petersburg). A 17:7 in the third and 19:15 in the last improved Perm at 2-2 in the standings. Wright Brent top-scored for the winners with 16 points. Wisniewski Andrew and Aleksei Zozulin (199-G/F-83) posted 13 points each. Araujo Rafael Paulo was the only player for the visitors to reach the double digits. He ended up with 16 points as his team fell at 1-3.
In another game Lokomotiv-Rostov overcame Enisey (Krasnoyarsk)106:89.
CSK VVS-Samara (Samara) - Spartak VGUES (Primorie) 76:72 (20:20, 20:19, 14:17, 22:16)
CSK VVS-Samara:Perry Marque 23, Yaniv Green 20
Spartak VGUES:Stanislav Makshantsev 19+13 rebs, J.R. Bremer (191-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) J R 17
Ural-Great (Perm) - Spartak (St.Petersburg) 78:61 (21:16, 21:23, 17:7, 19:15)
Ural-Great:Wright Brent16, Wisniewski Andrew 13, Aleksei Zozulin 13
Spartak:Araujo Rafael Paulo16
Lokomotiv-Rostov (Rostov-na-Donu) - Enisey (Krasnoyarsk) 106:89 (28:32, 20:17, 25:18, 33:22)
Cartersville, GA - The Baseline Warriors will split its roster this weekend, with one group travelling to play Oxford College (GA). The other squad will head up to Barnwell (SC) to play in the 1st Annual CSRA Basketball Tournament "The Battle of Summer's Kings."
The roster for the Baseline @ Oxford Game will be as follows...
Anthony Slater (5'9''-G-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Florida Atlantic)
Adrien Borders (6'0''-G-83) of Gwinnett Ravia-Rebels, college: Wofford)
Steve Burroughs (5'9" PG, college: Barton College)
Terrell Slater (6'0" G, college: Columbus State)
Rodney Kirtz (6'3''-G-79, college: Mercer)
Mike Buglione (6'3" SG, college: Francis Marion)
Chris Jackson (6'4''-G-82) of Gwinnett Ravia-Rebels, college: So.Polytechnic St.)
Casey Moore (6'5" G/F, college: Barton College)
Rod Ashmore (6'5''-F/G-79, college: Kennesaw St.)
Chris Jones (6'6''-F-82) of BC Skyline (6'6''-F-82, college: Reinhardt)
Antonio Cook (6'6''-G/F-80, college: Tennessee St.)
Marcus Henderson (6'8''-F-79) of Cartersville Baseline, college: Athens St.)
B.J. Puckett (6'9''-F-83) of Georgia Gwizzlies, college: Clayton St.)
Tipoff is set for 7:00pm on the campus of Oxford College of Emory in Conyers, Georgia.
Inter and Pezinok becomes the two leaders of Slovak Republica. In the 6th Round both squads got the wins.
Inter Bratislava had a very tough game over ESO CLUB Lucenec. Thanks to the home support the hosts spurted with 22:16 in the last quarter to win 78:76. Novak led the winners with 23 points. Roman Ivan (199-F-77) scored 17, while Pandula ended up with 16 points. Lucenec was led by Peter Praznovsky (205-F-78, agency: Court Side, college: Tarleton St.) with 16 points.
MBK Pezinok had the same battle but with BK Dolny Kubin. Having a game away the favorute overcame 70:71. Dusan Snopko (195-G-75) top-scored for the winners with 25 points. Kozlik posted 15 and Brlit had 11. Bosko Skara (202-C-81) finished the night with 15 points in the losing effort.
Komarno smashed Svit that led the league two rounds before. A 27:10 in the second shocked the visitors that could not come back into the game. Igor Majoros (200-F-80, agency: Promotex, college: SW Baptist) nailed 28 points in a winning effort. Pivac produced 27, while Roman Ivanovic netted 21. Martin Bilik (194-F-87) ended up with 20 points as Svit lost the second in a row.
HBK Prievidza - Slavia TU Kosice 82:78 (22:26, 16:19, 19:25, 25:8)
HBK Prievidza: Nikola Bilos (203-C-85, agency: Interperformances) 27, Pulkjo 20, Vucic 13
Slavia TU Kosice: Stojanovic 28, Misinsky 23, Krasznai 9
Slovintegra Levice - BK CASTA SPU Nitra 85:77 (20:18, 19:24, 24:17, 22:18)
Slovintegra Levice: Dragan Ristanovic (191-G-66) 23, Gambiroza 17, Lutovsky 16
BK CASTA SPU Nitra: Andrej Cervenka (198-G/F-84) 21, Gasparac 17, Vojtek 9
Inter Bratislava - ESO CLUB Lucenec 78:76 (21:21, 14:26, 21:13, 22:16)
Inter Bratislava: Novak 23, Roman Ivan 17, Pandula 16
ESO CLUB Lucenec: Peter Praznovsky 16, Sykora 15
MBK Rieker Komarno - Chemosvit Svit 86:65 (22:20, 27:10, 18:18, 19:17)
MBK Rieker Komarno: Igor Majoros 28, Pivac 27, Roman Ivanovic 21
Chemosvit Svit: Martin Bilik 20, Laco 13, Klaric 8
MBK Handlova - Nova Ves 86:80 (29:24, 13:18, 21:18, 23:20)
MBK Handlova: Milan Golian (207-C-74) 22, Stefanik 22, Smacko 14
Nova Ves: Mason 25, Madaj 21, Hovanak 19
BK Dolny Kubin - MBK Pezinok 70:71 (18:16, 22:22, 13:17, 17:16)
BK Dolny Kubin: Bosko Skara 15, Sljuka 14, Bacic 12
MBK Pezinok: Dusan Snopko 25, Kozlik 15, Brliť 11
Jason Blair (201-F-79, agency: Court Side, college: San Diego) (201-F-79, agency: Court Side, college: San Diego) (C.B. Plasencia Galco) was one more time the MVP in the LEB-Silver. The young brazilian player Douglas Nunes (201-C-87) (AB Merida) was the MVP in the LEB-Bronze.
Round 5: Top Efficiency LEB Silver
Jason Blair (Plasencia Galco) 39 (21pt + 14rb) MVP
Eulis Baez (Akasvayu Vic) 38 (26pt + 10rb)
Albano Martinez (Caja Rioja) 35 (32 pt) (Top scorer Round 5)
Duane Atiba Virgil (CB Illescas) 31 (18pt + 12rb)
Javier Salson (CB Ourense) 31 (25pt + 5rb)
Round 5: Top Efficiency LEB Bronze
Douglas Nunes (AB Merida) 42 (28pt + 14rb) MVP
Adrian Nuñez (ADT Tarragona) 36 (28pt + 6rb + 8as)
Robert Joseph (Basquet Coruna) 29 (9pt + 14rb + 5bk)
Nathan Lee Higgs (Opel Alaior Jovent) 29 (12pt + 12rb)
Joseba Andoni Aramburu (HNV-Navarra) 27 (22pt + 10rb)
LECHE RIO BREOGAN - MELILLA BALONCESTO 81-63
FUNDACIO BASQUETINCA.COM - CB VILLA DE LOS BARRIOS 80-81
PALMA AQUA MAGICA - CIUDAD DE LA LAGUNA CANARIAS 99-77
C.B. L´HOSPITALET - BEIRASAR ROSALIA 80-81
PLUS PUJOL LLEIDA - ALICANTE COSTA BLANCA 78-76
UNION BALONCESTO LA PALMA - ALERTA CANTABRIA 81-88
TENERIFE RURAL - AGUAS DE VALENCIA 86-83
BRUESA GBC - FORD BURGOS 82-68
BASKET CAI ZARAGOZA - C.B. CIUDAD DE HUELVA 91-79
Leche Rio Breogan defeated Melilla Baloncesto thanks to the adding of its point guard, Ordin, and the inspiration from beyond the arc. They got a nice lead in the first half and then the only aim was keeping it, an easy goal when you rules in the paint grabbing the boards.
Villa de Los Barrios got the first victory of the season against Basquetinca.com. The team of Rivero counted on the extra-adding of Adrian Moss, the newcomer, who got 15+9 and helped the stars: Rivero and Howard. Enough to avoind Inca's comeback
UB La Palma keeps on the bad dynamics and they lose again, at this time at home against Alert aCnatabria. The team of Mateo Rubio was led by the playmakers Larragan and Camps and got the victory altough Arrocha and Moore combined for 44 points.
Tenerife had a hard day against Aguas de Valencia. The team of Isma Canto did a good performance in the first hald, led by the super-point-guard Jorge Jimenez, but Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, college: Kentucky) went into the game in the second half to give an small lead to Tenerife. Then Guaita socred a three poniter getting the foul and the rest is history.
Panko, Panko, Panko!! Andy Panko III got 24 points and 13 boards being the leader in efficiency. He and his mate Hopkins were enough to defeat Autocid Ford Burgos, which is passing through bad times.
CIA Zaragoza recovered the best Lescano and showed the offensive potential of Darren Darren Phillip (201-F-78, college: Fairfield) to defeat Ciudad de Huelva. The Andalusian team had a last opportunity to win the game, but the boss of the team, Quinteros, was there to save CAI with two ultimate triples.
Alicante lost against Plus Pujol in Lleda and they have lost the leadership. The game qas equalized and Alicante had the last ball to win, but the ball did not go into the hole and Rosalia has slammed them from the top of the standings table.
Beirastat Rosalia got a superb victory against the former leader, L'Hospitalet. Brad Oleson (191-G-83, agency: Duran International, college: Alaska-Fairbanks) led the team with 19 points, while the mighty defense of the Galician team did the rest. COrbacho passed the pressure in the last seconds with a three pointer but Rosailia did not got nervous and was able to score to win the game.
Palma Aqua Magica defeated Ciudad de La Laguna in Palma de Mallorca. The local team was lead by the playmaker Xavi Puyada (180-G-81) (22 points, 7 assists) and they only had problems in the second quarter, when the adding od Detrick made La Laguna get near in the scoreboard. Great debut for Balmon.
Best five (by efficience)
Andy Panko 41
Xavi Puyada 27
Antwain Barbour 28
Brad Oleson 25
Darren Phillip 24
MVP: Andy Panko
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Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will air all three of UConn's games at the Paradise Jam Tournament.
Pescadores de Sucre got an over time victory over Macizos de Guayana to tie them at first place of the LNB 2007 standings, a result that was also good for Duros de Lara, since they defeated Estudiantes de Guarico at home and got one game shy of the top. Delfines de Miranda also had to play extra time to defeat Lideres de Yaracuy as visitors and Warao de Tucupita got back into the winning path with a triumph over Graneros de Portuguesa at home.
Pescadores de Sucre 106 - Macizos de Guayana 100 (ET)
Morochito Rodriguez Gymnasium - Cumana, Sucre
Quarter by quarter
PES: 20+18+26+28+14= 106
MAC: 25+21+16+30+8= 100
PES: Luis Bethelmi (200-C-86) 30 points, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 20 points, Roberto Basanta (193-F) 15 points, Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) 14 points, Henry Caten (201-F-80) 11 points
MAC: Axier Sucre (198-F-78) 20 points, Johnell Smith (186-G-80) 16 points, Kervin Bracho (204-F/C-78) 14 points, Darwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 12 points
Duros de Lara 88 - Estudiantes de Guarico 70
Napoleon Rodriguez Gymnasium - Barquisimeto, Lara
Quarter by quarter
DUR: 27+21+29+11= 88
EST: 18+22+14+16= 70
DUR: Juan Herrera (197-F-81) 14 points, Kevin Palacios (203-F/C-84) 11 points, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 11 points
EST: Alejandro Flores (201-F) 13 points, Daniel Dominguez (-71) 11 points, Deivis Aranguren (192-F-85) 11 points, Edgar Lugo (175-G-82) 11 points
Delfines de Miranda 105 - Lideres de Yaracuy 101
Nicolas Ojeda Parra Gymnasium - San Felipe, Yaracuy
Quarter by quarter
LID: 27+18+23+15+18= 101
DEL: 29+12+20+22+22= 105
DEL: Angel Figueroa (196-G/F-81) 32 points, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 19 points, Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) 18 points
LID: Demetric Shaw (191-G-78) 27 points, Alejandro Barrios (205-F-79) 24 points, Leonardo Berroteran (191-F/G-81) 21 points
Warao de Tucupita 89 - Graneros de Portuguesa 83
Municipal Gymnasium - Tucupita, Delta Amacuro
Quarter by quarter
WAR: 23+24+21+21= 89
GRA: 23+16+10+34= 83
WAR: Dennis D'Adezzio (191-G-81) 16 points, Manuel Berroteran (185-G-80) 16 points, Marlon Patino (205-F-80) 16 points, Derale Wilson (197-F-77) 16 points
GRA: Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) 23 points, Amber Marin (208-C-81) 16 points, John Jackson (201-F-74) 16 points
Pescadores de Sucre completed a vital sweep at home against Macizos de Guayana and became the holders of first place by sending their victims to second. Duros de Lara remained at third despites loosing an incredible match at home against Estudiantes de Guarico, Lideres de Yaracuy still've got the fourth ticket to the playoffs by rescuing their home series against Delfines de Miranda and Graneros de Portuguesa took a huge revenge against their host, Warao de Tucupita.
Pescadores de Sucre 94 - Macizos de Guayana 82
Morochito Rodriguez Gymnasium - Cumana, Sucre
Quarter by quarter
PES: 19+27+18+30= 94
MAC: 20+18+25+19= 82
PES: Henry Caten (201-F-80) 24 points, Luis Bethelmi (200-C-86) 22 points
MAC: David Cedeno (190-G-83) 16 points, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 14 points
Estudiantes de Guarico 86 - Duros de Lara 79
Napoleon Rodriguez Gymnasium - Barquisimeto, Lara
Quarter by quarter
DUR: 12+16+17+34= 79
EST: 22+21+22+21= 86
DUR: Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 21 points, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 19 points, Juan Herrera (197-F-81) 19 points
EST: Alejandro Flores (201-F) 29 points, Leonardo Cappare (186-G-80) 16 points
Lideres de Yaracuy 105 -Delfines de Miranda 100
Nicolas Ojeda Parra Gymnasium - San Felipe, Yaracuy
Quarter by quarter
LID: 29+14+28+34= 105
DEL: 18+25+30+27= 100
DEL: Angel Figueroa (196-G/F-81) 31 points, Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) 22 points, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 21 points
LID: Alejandro Barrios (205-F-79) 29 points, Demetric Shaw (191-G-78) 19 points, Rosmel Blanco (205-C-76) 19 points, Sonny Reyes (180-G-86) 13 points
Graneros de Portuguesa 106 - Warao de Tucupita 85
Municipal Gymnasium - Tucupita, Delta Amacuro
Quarter by quarter
WAR: 23+23+25+14= 85
GRA: 32+23+32+19= 106
WAR: Roque Osorio (206-C-76) 17 points, Derale Wilson (197-F-77) 14 points
GRA: Amber Marin (208-C-81) 22 points, Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) 18 points
Panionis, Siemens and Aris top the standings in Greece after the second round. Three of them won the first two games.
Panionis first beat Aias Evosmou 81:54 and then overcame Paghiakos 71:56. Brooke Queenan (188-F-84, college: Boston Coll.) led the winners with 23 points. Eleni Vassiliou (188-F-74) ended up with 15, while Samorukova Maria nailed 9.
Siemens defeated Panathinaikos in the opener 80:65. Today the team beat Aias 73:66 on a road. Erika Quigley (188-C-84, college: St.Cloud St.) and ANDERSON Ambrosia both top-scored with 20 points for the winners. They collected 17 rebounds together as well. Stephanie Higgs (175-G-85, college: Georgia Tech) was the best for the hosts nailing 23 points.
Aris H. overcame Kastoria 78:62 in the first game at home. Today the team advantaged over Panathinaikos 60:58. Chloe Kerr (191-C-85, college: USC) Cloe paced the winners with 14 points. MEDIOLA Guliana netted 13, while Aristea Maglara ended up with 11 points. Casey Nash (185-G, college: Oregon St.) and PAPAELIA Anthi scored 12 points each for the hosts.
Serie A first games were player on Saturday and Sunday. They brought the following results.
Phard Napoli that will represent Italy in Euroleague lost the opener to Carispe La Spezia 76:78. The latter made a huge comeback as they trailed 46:62 after 30 minutes of the game. Chelsea Newton (180-G-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Rutgers) top-scored for the winners with 27 points. Benedetta Bagnara (178-G-87, agency: LBM Management) nailed 19, while Licia Corradini (173-G-85) and Willis added 10. Holland-Corn ended up with 19 points in the losing effort.
Germano Zama Faenza started the campaign with the win over Acer Priolo. In a road game the visitors achieved 55:62 victory. Daliborka Jokic (185-F-81) top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Ramon scored 9, while Eric and Nieuwveen added 8 points each.
Famila Wuber Schio, Umana Reyer Venezia and Pool Comense celebrated the wins at home. Lavezzini Parma and Cras Taranto enjoyed the victories on a road.
The next round is scheduled for October 28th.
Carispe La Spezia-Phard Napoli 78-76 (12-34; 33-42; 46-62)
Carispe La Spezia: Licia Corradini 10, Pastore 3, Callens 4, Chelsea Newton 27, Benedetta Bagnara 19, Sarti 5, Willis 10.
Phard Napoli: Paterna, Cirone 2, Mauriello 2, Giauro 4, Barnes 8, Gentile 8, Jekabsone 2, Horasan 10, Ndiaye 16, Holland-Corn 19
Acer Priolo-Germano Zama Faenza 55-62 (5-14, 24-30, 38-47)
Acer: Gianolla 2, Palie 2, Milazzo 2, Fabbri 8, Seino 2, Sciacca 10, Pascalau 19, Meneghel 10,
Germano Zama: Eric 8, Franchini 3, Ramon 9, David 6, Casadio 5, Daliborka Jokic 19, Knezevic 4, Nieuwveen 8,
Umana Reyer Venezia-Gescom Viterbo 92-73 (15-22; 43-36; 69-56)
Umana Venezia: Sottana 13, Modica 4, Johnson 27, Nakia Sanford (193-F/C-76, agency: LBM Management, college: Kansas) 14, Andrade 6, Nadalin 14, Giauro 3, Romagnoli, Vujovic 11,
Gescom Viterbo: Koutznetsova, Bonafede 3, Brunelli, Smith 24, Puskar, Maslowki 21, Limoura 14, Siccardi 9, Gorla 2,
Pallacanestro Pozzuoli-Lavezzini Parma 62-72 (19-20, 35-39, 48-57)
Pozzuoli: Paparo 6, Franchetti ne, Chesta 8, Minervino, Grima 8, Linguaglossa, Tanja Cirov (181-G/F-81) 13, Zanardi 4, Grasso 12, Dixon 11.
Lavezzini: Maiorano 3, Stabile 10, Paparazzo, Zanoni, Rejchova 6, Van Malderen 6, Mahoney 25, Zanon 5, Screen 17.
New Wash Montigarda-Cras Taranto 56-67 (11-18; 25-34; 42-50)
New Wash: Gatti 4, Colico 2, Fazio 8, Rossi 1, Smith 1, Albertazzi 6, Marie Ruzickova (189-C-86, agency: LBM Management) 13, Lawless 13, Karsli 8.
Cras Taranto: Balleggi 2, Corbani 6, Greco 4, Bello 2, Zimerle 2, Sauret-Gillespie 10, Summerton 19, Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) 22,
Pool Comense-Fiera di Roma Pomezia 74-62 (13-24; 34-35; 52-48)
Pool Comense: Bouderra 3, Bestagno, Fabbri, Slavcheva 4, Turner 21, Invernizzi, Zampella 11, Leigh Aziz (186-F/C-79, college: Syracuse) 25, Sarni 6.
Fiera di Roma Pomezia: Di Battista 8, Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) 20, Cinili 2, Thais 4, Scimitani 2, Machanguana 22, Lichnerova 6,
Famila Wuber Schio -Banco di Sicilia Ribera 87:52