EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/13/2007Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
The Manchester Millrats, coming off an emotional opening night win 127-112 over the Boston Blizzard last night, announced the signing of 5'11 guard Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, college: Massachusetts)
Anderson, was a four year starter for the UMass Minutemen from 2001-2005. Anderson averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game over his college career. While playing in the Atlantic-10, Anderson accumulated numerous awards and honors including Atlantic-10 Pre-Season 2nd Team ('05), various Atlantic-10 Player of the Week nominations, Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year ('02), and left his mark all over the University of Massachusetts record books.
Anderson hails from nearby Lynn, Massachusetts where he was a star player for Lynn-English high school, and earned All New England honors. His celebrity had reached almost cult-like status in the city of Lynn after his summer league heroics became the stuff of streetball legend. This August, Anderson led the local Lynn squad to a championship of the Hoganz Basketball Classic. With his team trailing by double digits with just two minutes left, Anderson single handedly brought his team back with dazzling offensive maneuvers and deep treys. His triple at the buzzer lifted Lynn to a one point win. Earlier in the tournament, Anderson torched Detroit Pistons guard Will Blalock for 51 points.
Having made the decision to enter the professional ranks this fall, Anderson first signed with the London Capital Paws of the British Basketball League (BBL). After a 32 point game for the Paws, he decided to return home to play for the Millrats. Anderson was on injured reserve for the Millrats inaugural home opener with a bruised collar bone. The Millrats are optimistic that he will see action in Saturday's game versus Halifax.
“Anderson gives us another super-talented point guard who can also break down the defense and really light up the scoreboard,” stated Millrats GM Ian McCarthy.
The Millrats return to the Fieldhouse this Saturday at 7:05 p.m. as they face the Halifax Rainmen. Single game, season and half season ticket plans are on sale now on manchestermillrats.com
courtesy of manchestermillrats.com
Korisliiga, Round 10-11: Tarmo, Porvoo taking and keeping the lead almost 40 minutes on the road vs hosting Team Componenta in Karkkila - and however
the game was a thriller! Visitor Tarmo leading a couple times by 12-13 pts, but TC came several times back to the game. The difference was only two pts
(82-84) when there was 1:43 to go. Tarmo´s captain Mikael Holme (191-G-79) scored six out of his 12 pts in the game during the last minute and Tarmo won finally the
TV-game 86-93 (41-43). Mark McCarroll (208-F/C-80, college: Pittsburgh) (Tarmo) had a big night: 24 pts/21 rbs!
Team Componenta - Tarmo 86-93 (41-43) (Nick Wallery 22/11, Jerome Rogers 20 - Mark McCarroll 24/21, Travis Leech 19/7).
Alex Hartman (201-F, college: Concordia (OR)) and Victor Morris (185-G-85, college: Cleveland St.) are the new import players of TS Goeppingen (Regionalliga South-West). Both played their first game for Goeppingen on Saturday and scored 17 points apiece in a loss against Rastatt. Morris graduated from Cleveland State (NCAA1) earlier this year, while Hartman spent his collegiate career at Concordia (NAIA) and made his first steps as a pro in the IBL for the Vancouver Volcanoes.
The fans of BG Suedpark Bochum (Regionalliga West) saw the debut of Bud Johnston (193-G/F-84) in the game versus the Bergheim Bandits on Saturday. The British Guard/Forward who had started this current season with Herten in the 2. Bundesliga Pro B chipped in four points in his debut for the AstroStars.
FMC Capone Duesseldorf (Regionalliga West) and the Baskets Luedenscheid (2. Regionalliga) have a made trade and changed their post players. While Chris Lee (203-C, college: Georgetown, KY) played for Capone on Saturday in a win against Meckenheim on Saturday, Colin Oriard (203-F/C-80, college: Lewis-Clark) went the opposite way and will strengthen Luedenscheid in the future.
Johnny McClenton (197-F, college: Bethune-Cookman) is leaving TuS Treis-Karden (Regionalliga South-West). He averaged 20.6 ppg in 5 games for TuS. According to the teams' website the officials are already negotiating with two new players.
Guido Gruenheid (206-F/C-82, agency: LimeLight) stepped up and brought his A-game, leading all scorers with 22 pts. and pulling down 10 rebounds. The Dutch trio of Jansen, Heinen en Meijer were no slouches either, stepping up with big plays in crunch time. A couple assists and a Melson breakaway dunk was the icing on the cake in the last seconds for Hanzevast. Ex-Hanzevast standout Travis Young (184-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Marshall) led Eiffel with 19 pts. The win is a great boost to the confidence of Hanzevast, who are appearing to be on the up and up, with their fullcourt press and double team defense starting to pay dividends. Unfortunately, Hanzevast will be without center Emiliano Morales (204-F/C-76, college: Evansville) for the time being, out with a broken bone in his foot. Morales is expected to miss up to at least four weeks. The win improves Hanzevast's record to 5-4, and Eiffel falls to 8-2.
In a classic FEB marquee matchup at a packed Martiniplaza on Sunday evening, Hanzevast Capitals overcame an 11-point 4th quarter deficit, picking up their second wind in the last three minutes and winning an 88-83 thriller over defending Dutch champions Eiffel Towers. With Eiffel leading 77-68 with six minutes remaining in regulation, Hanzevast started their rally with two straight three-pointers within a ten second span to start their rally, going on an 11-2 run. From the last three minutes on Hanzevast would take the upper hand and control of the game tempo, and a Kurtz technical foul did not help Eiffel's cause either.
MARSO-VAGEP NYKK - UNIVER KECSKEMET 87-68
(26-16, 20-21, 14-14, 27-17)
Nyiregyhaza, Att.: 1.100, Referees: Vigh, Gal, Pozsonyi
NYÍREGYHAZA: Branko Savic (181-G-79) 22/9, Robert Laslo (194-G-84) 29, Ross Mouton (201-G/F-85, college: Louisiana-Lafayette) 14/12, Erno Sitku (208-C-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 13/3, Helbich 9/3, Trepak, Krasznai, Farkas A., Siska, Nagy K., Coach: Deri Csaba
KECSKEMET: Sigurdarson 9/9, Blair 14/12, Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81, agency: FCM) 13/6, Szabo Zs. 6, Jefferson 13, Feigi 8, Csabay, Halmai 5/3, Vida M., Toth P., Coach: Zsoldos Andras
Player of the game: Branko Savic
FALCO KC SZOMBATHELY - MAFC 85-64
(23-11, 23-11, 19-21, 20-21)
Szombathely, Att.: 2.600, Referees: Palla, Torok, Nemeth
SZOMBATHELY: Varadi 5/3, Bam Doyne (193-G-84, college: Mississippi) 13/3, Ciric 18/6, Arnas Kazlauskas (204-C/F-76, agency: Court Side) 22/12, Nikola Aliakseyeu (212-C-78, agency: Globalsports/Globalevents, college: Buffalo) 16, Will 7, Feigl 4, Borszeki, Szanati, Csiszar, Papp, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
MAFC: Thomas 10/3, Young 11, Edwin Draughan (196-G/F-82, college: Yale) 18/6, Vavra A. 9/3, Gobi 10, Wehner, Fulop 2, Likar 2, Kolarics, Takacs 2, Kőhalmi, Coach: Dinnyes Attila
Player of the game: Nikola Aliakseyeu
ALBACOMP - SOPRONI SÖRDÖGÖK 85-73
(18-21, 21-15, 22-18, 24-19)
Szekesfehervar, Att.: 2.000, Referees: Forrai, Bognar, Franyo
ALBACOMP: Simon B. 12/3, Christian Brown (193-G/F-83, college: St.Francis,NY) 27/12, RADOVIC 18/9, Hendersson 9, Zoltan Bencze (213-C-81) 12, Nuber, David G. 6, Hanga 1, Coach: Goran Miljkovic
SOPRON: Brandley 9/3, Lakatos 2, Jeff Viggiano (198-F-84, college: Massachusetts) 26/3, Kortvelyesi 6, Pavel Frana (212-C-77) 18/3, Pojbics 10/6, Boldizsar 2, Peter, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert
Player of the game: Christian Brown
ATOMERŐMŰ SE - BODROGI BAU-VASARHELYI KS 91-85
(21-25, 26-15, 21-14, 23-31)
Paks, Att.: 800, Referees: Adam, Kiraly, Csosz
ASE: Meszaros Z. 4, Nile Murry (193-G-83, college: TCU) 26/6, Taylor 7, Mucic 1, Robert Gulyas (213-C-74) 22, Gray 11, Csaplar-Nagy E. 9/3, Kiss Zs. 2, Panta 9/3, Coach: Sabali Balazs
VASARHELY: Drahos 18/12, Brooks 8, Kovats R. 11, Eric Freeman (206-C-79, college: Ky Wesleyan) 23/9, Gemes 21/9. Cs: Boszormenyi 2, Mate, Kukla 2, Crangasu, Coach: Czuprak Laszlo
Player of the game: Nile Murry
ZALAKERAMIA-ZTE KK - PLANET LEASING DOMBÓVAR KC 75-80
(11-15, 29-21, 18-23, 17-21)
Zalaegerszeg, Att.: 2.000, Referees: Bodnar, Győrfy, Makovszky
ZTE: Vladimir Miskovic (188-G-78) 14/3, Hoffmann 6, Mark Walters (188-G-82, agency: Warren Sports, college: N.Mexico) 24/12, Kaman 6, Garma 12/3, David Gaspar (193-G/F-82) 13/3, Baki, Keresztes, Simon L., Coach: Nikola Lazic
DOMBÓVAR: Simon N. 3/3, Julien Mills (193-G-84, agency: Warren Sports, college: Ball St.) 25/12, English 8, Marco Sanders (202-F-79, college: Point Park) 18, Du Juan Wiley (206-C-75, college: Michigan St.) 15/9, Attila Deak (193-F-77) 11/9, Balogh L., Molnar M., Coach: Dzunic Branislav
Player of the game: Julien Mills
POLAROID-LAMI-VED KÖRMEND - PVSK EXPO CENTER PECS 66-68
(27-13, 10-16, 14-19, 15-20)
Kormend: Fodor M. 11/3, Fodor G. 3, Rudolf Trummer (196-F-78, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 14/6, Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton) 14/6, Vavra 10, Ferencz 8/6, Dunovic 6, Mihajlovic, Coach: Zsebe Ferenc
Pecs: Krisztian Wittmann (184-G-85, agency: FCM) 13/3, Aleksic 12/6, Nick Williams (192-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Cincinnati) 13/3, Grebenar 10, Czigler 4, Bojan Lapov (211-C-68) 10/6, Hosszu 6/6, Kutasi, Coach: Stojan Ivkovic
Player of the game: Stanley Ocitti
BC Peja lost the game of 3rd round of the regular season against BC Sigal Prishtina with result 71:78 (18:21, 21:19, 14:13, 18:25)
“We give the maximum from as. We didn't have more power. We started lately wih trainings exactly two weeks ago. I'm surprised with my players and I didn't wait so much resistance from my players. Sigal Prishtina deserved the win” these are words of Bujar Loci coach of BC Peja
“We deserved the win, mostly we were leading the game. In the third quarter we stop a little bit, but in that time that we needed two score and play good we made it” said Arben Krasniqi coach of BC Sigal Pristina
The best scorers of this game are: from BC Peja Florian Miftari 25 points, Vigan Radoni 14 points, Admir Kasumoviq13 points and from BC Sigal Prishtina Edmond Azemi 19 points, Besnik Podvorica 17 points, Florent Lila 17 points, Vlentin Spacci 13 points.
Florian Miftar played the first game for BC Peja against BC Sigal Prishtin and scored 25 points.
In this game BC Peja lost with result 71:78.
The result of this game is BC AS Prishtina 44:78 (13:17, 11:18, 8:27, 12:16)
The best scorers of match are from BC Bambi: Aleksandar Perisic with 23 points
and Mirko Tokallic with 19 points and from BC AS Prishtina: Besnik Shatri 11 points.
“We didn't know the opponent and we heard that AS Prishtina last season was a great team.
I saw some very good and talented young players but also without experience.
I think that our team used this weakness of AS Prishtina and we win this game” said Srbolub Djordevic
coach of BC Bambi.
“First and second quarter we played good, but in the second half time the experience of opponent team
was their success. I'm not agreed with this loss but this is a team with a lot of problems” said Albert Sylejmani
coach of AS Prishtina.
Hong Kong NT
Dong Gun Poning (China)
NBC Spring Cooking Oil (Philippines)
IBL All-Star( Indonesia)
venue: Johor Larkin indoor stadium
Dong Gun Poning VS Home United
Hong Kong NT VS NBC-SCO
Malaysia NT VS IBL All-Star
IBL All-star VS Dong Gun Poning
Home United VS Hong Kong NT
NBC-SCO VS Malaysia NT
Dong Gun Poning VS Malaysia NT
Home United VS NBC-SCO
IBL All-Star VS Hong Kong NT
NBC-SCO VS IBL All-Star
Hong Kong NT VS Dong Gun Poning
Malaysia NT VS Home United
Home United VS IBL All-Star
Dong Gun Poning VS NBC-SCO
Malaysia NT VS Hong Kong NT
KK Buducnost - KK Split 72:77 (14:21, 16:28, 21:8, 21:20)
KK Buducnost lost the weekend game in Round 9 of Adriatic league to Croatian representative. KK Split had a road win 72:77 and improved to 4-5 record. KK Buducnost has the dsame result as both teams stay in the middle of the group. Marlon Garnett (188-G-75, college: Santa Clara) paced all the winners with 24 points. Tony Akins (180-G-80, college: Georgia Tech) nailed 14, while Andrija Stipanovic (207-C-86) had 11. Zvezdan Dragojlovic (-75) posted 21 points in defeat.
KK Buducnost took 6-1 lead but then Croatian team tied the game at 8-8. KK Split was lucky to achieve 14:21 in the end of the first. The guests presented especially brilliant game in the final four minutes of the first half when our team accumulated 30:49 advantage.
The second half belonged to KK Buducnost. The team began to play much aggressive defense, especially Otasevic on Tony Akins. After 21:8 in the third the hosts converted to 47:54. A tough last quarter brought only 21:20 for Montenegrin team that was not enough for the total win.
The next game Montenegrin team will play on November 17th against Partizan.
KK Buducnost: Zvezdan Dragojlovic 21, Vladimir Micov (201-F-85) 18
KK Split: Marlon Garnett 24, Tony Akins 14, Andrija Stipanovic 11
Scottish team got the second win in the second day of the weekend. SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks tied at 5-5 after a 69:95 road win at Team Birmingham Panthers. The Rocks used a 10-0 run over the half time break to take to 36:46 in their favor. Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) led the winners with 20 points. Davis nailed 18 as Yanders scored 15. Hank Rivers (203-F-81, college: Stephen F. Austin) top-scored in defeat with 16 points.
The next game Scottish team will play on November 16th.
Team Birmingham Panthers - SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks 69:95
Panthers: Hank Rivers 16, Paternostro 13, Popoola 10
Rocks: Maurice Hampton 20, Davis 18, Yanders 15
David Garcia (190-G-80) (Basquet Muro) was the most value player in the 8th round in the Adecco LEB-Silver with 36 of efficiency. He scores 23 points and grabs 8 rebounds.
Jhonatan dos Santos (197-F-87) (Rayet Guadalajara) was the MVP in the Adecco LEB-Bronze with 30 of efficiency.
Round 8 LEB-Silver TOP 5 Efficiency
David Garcia (Basquet Muro) 36 (23pt + 8rb)
Duane Virgil (CB Illescas) 32 (28pt + 6rb)
Stevei Johnson (Caja Rioja) 28 (18pt + 13rb)
Josep Ortega (CAI Huesca) 27 (23pt + 6rb)
Eulis Baez (Akasvayu Vic) 26 (14pt + 17rb)
Round 8 LEB-Bronze TOP 5 Efficiency
Jhonatan Dos Santos (Rayet Guadalajara) 30 (25pt + 6rb)
Rakin Marques Holis (Torrealta Molina) 28 (24pt + 4rb)
Joseba Andoni Aramburu (HNV Navarra) 28 (14pt + 12rb)
Eloy Almazan (Salsas Musa Cordoba) 27 (18pt + 10rb)
Fabrice Letard (CB Jerez) 24 (21pt + 10rb)
Duzce Genclik (TB2L) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward Joel Box (206-F-84, college: Quincy). Box played most recently at Rotterdam Challengers (Holland).
Eyupspor (TB2L) added the 24-year old American guard Joey Knight (186-G-83, college: Lehigh, agency: EM-PA). Knight played most recently at Gussing Knights (Austria).
Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya added to their roster 32-year old American swingman Willie Farley (195-G/F-75, college: Fresno St., agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM)). Farley played most recently at Indesit Fabriano (Italy).
Olimpia and Berezina increased to 4-0 in National League after 2 wins over the weekend. Olimpia smashed Belgut 113-40 and 109-29, while Berezina got two victories on a road 59-105 and 54-80. The games between Minsk and Victoria were the key games of the round. Both teams got one win each. At first Minsk was stronger 88:71 and then Victoria took a 73:84 result.
The next games are planned for November 17th and 18th.
The LFB logo has changed and the LFB now has its own website. All the results are known even if all the stats are not avialable.
Cote d'Opale Basket Calais have had a horrible time in 2007 and hopefully things will change, they have finally won a match in the LFB and only the second official match of 2007. Allyson Hardy got her team off to a flying start as they played for the full 40 minutes this time and beat Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (87-80). Pays d'Aix Basket 13 Provence 13 are the only team without a victory this year.
You will be able to find more details and score here. A full match report of the match between Saint Jacques Sport Reims and Mourenx Basket Club with after match comment by Mia Fisher who recently joined Reims can found here.
Bourges and USVO are the only teams that have not suffered a defeat this season, Challes-les-Eaux Basket are currently occupying the 3rd spot.
On Tuesday Reims will play Arras in a match that has been moved forward.
Taranto, Venezia and Parma improved to 5-0 in Serie A. Three teams won the last games of Round 5 last night.
Cras Basket Taranto beat Fiera di Roma Pomezia 62:29 to show an outstanding play in defense. Laura Summerton (191-C-83, agency: LBM Management) led the winners with 14 points. Frohlich Linda ended up with 13, while Zimerle Anna added 9. Clarisse Machanguana (194-C/F-73, college: ODU) was the only one to reach double digits for the guests, producing 12 points.
Lavezzini Parma overcame Gescom Viterbo 68:49. Manuela Zanon (185-F-80) led all the winners with 11 points. Maiorano Mascha netted 10 and Zanoni Ilaria scored 9. Smith Brooke Bailey collected 14 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.
Umana Venezia probably had the most difficult task to achieve 5-0 record. The team won over Phard Napoli 62:56 as Jenifer Nadalin (187-F/C-83, college: Furman) Jenifer Cristine top-scored with 16 points. Sanford Nakia Sherome finished the night with 13 points and Modica Francesca netted 9. Adia Barnes (180-F-77, college: Arizona) chipped in 15 points in the losing effort.
Umana Venezia -Phard Napoli 62-56
Umana Venezia: Jenifer Nadalin 16, Sanford Nakia Sherome 13, Modica Francesca 9
Phard Napoli: Adia Barnes 15, Ndiaye Astou 13
Lavezzini Parma -Gescom Viterbo 68-49
Lavezzini Parma: Manuela Zanon 11, Maiorano Mascha 10, Zanoni Ilaria 9
Gescom Viterbo: Smith Brooke Bailey 14+12 rebs, Limoura Lolita 11
Italmoka Pozzuoli- Banco di Sicilia Ribera 100-92
Italmoka Pozzuoli: Tamecka Dixon (176-G-75, college: Kansas) 31, Cirov Tanja 24
Banco di Sicilia Ribera: Silvia Favento (185-F-85) 20, Duffy Megan Marie 19
Cras Basket Taranto -Fiera di Roma Pomezia 62-29
Cras Basket Taranto:Laura Summerton 14, Frohlich Linda 13, Zimerle Anna 9
Fiera di Roma Pomezia: Clarisse Machanguana 12
Carispe La Spezia -Germano Zama Faenza 51-53
Carispe La Spezia: Chelsea Newton (180-G-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Rutgers) 17, Sarti Roberta 13
Germano Zama Faenza: David Ilisaine Karen 14, Eric Marija 12
New Wash Montigarda -Famila Wuber Schio 37-62
New Wash Montigarda: Erin Lawless (188-F-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Purdue) 14, Fazio Melissa 13
Famila Wuber Schio:Laura Macchi (187-F-79) 22+8 rebs, Ress Kathirin 10
Las Valencianas de Juncos won the first game of the Finals BSF 2007. Juncos defeated Morovis 67-58. It was an exciting game. The teams played hard and with a lot of intensity. The first quarter ended 18-17 for Juncos and at the end of the second quarter the result was 35-34 for Juncos. Las Valencianas won this game thanks to the "Cabrera-Power". Yoliana Cabrera and Yahimilly Cabrera played another wonderful game. They were unstoppable, with these "Cabrera", Juncos can really win the BSF 2007. Yoliana Cabrera was the MVP of the game, She scored 25 points ( 8/13 2pts, 2/5 3pts, 3/4 FT) with 7 rebounds in 40 minutes. Yahimilly Cabrera scored 19 points (4/9 2pts, 1/4 3pts, 8/12 FT) with 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals in 38 minutes. In the third period Juncos controlled the game (17-11) with a great Pietra Gay (15 pts). Morovis had a great Amy Denson with 21pts and 17rebs, but Juncos with the "Cabrera Power" was too strong to be defeated. Juncos is now 1-0. Next game will be on 13rd November.
M= Denson 21, Gonzalez 16, Willis 13, Mendez 5, Colon 2, Osorio 1
J= Yo. Cabrera 25, Ya. Cabrera 19, Gay 15, Tapia 8+11rebs.
In Spain, "La Diosa" Cynthia Valentin (173-G-84, college: Indiana) had a "one-woman-show" in the game against Biurrarena. She scored 36 points (9/14 2pts, 3/6 3pts, 9/9 FT) with 6 assists, 5 turnovers and 5 steals in 40 minutes. Her "huge" performance was unfortunately not enough for her team, because Tenerife was defeated by Biurrarena 86-73.