EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/13/2007

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ABA

Delayed start for the Hawaii team -by Gianni Pascucci
Hawaii's ABA franchise has taken another hit, but its new owner isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet. The Pacific Rim Rockers -- formerly the Hawaii Hurricanes before an ownership change -- were set to tip off their season in the Islands during the past weekend, but Team Owner Ira Harge Jr. said that their opening date is pushed back indefinitely while the team attempts to secure $200,000 to $250,000 in funding from sponsors. "The league has agreed to reschedule us, agreeing to be patient with us because we're still in negotiations with someone regarding funding." Harge is remaining hopeful that the Blaisdell Arena can still be secured as a venue for home games. Contracts for coach Alika Smith and the team's roster of players, who have been practicing unpaid at Kaiser High School, still need to be worked out and an airline partnership is a must.

Millrats weather Blizzard -by Carl Berman
The Manchester Millrats weathered the Boston Blizzard 127-112 in their inaugural home opener before an animated crowd of 1,200-1,300. The Millrats showed they have what it takes to become a fixture in the Manchester minor league sports scene. After a dazzling pre-game light and sound show, the Millrats jumped on the boys from Beantown early. Point guard Ismael Caro and center Souleymane Wane (6'11''-C-76, college: Connecticut) did the damage early as the Blizzard seemed stunned, and as a result the Millrats opened a nineteen point second quarter lead. Stacey Moragne's three point shooting in the second quarter also provided a huge spark for the Millrats.

The Millrats 13th man celebrity guest, Stan Spiro, was inserted into the game at the 1:12 mark of the second quarter. The Blizzard took advantage of the situation, and went on a 10-0 run off several 3D turnovers, to cut the lead down to just eight, at 52-44 at the half. In the second half, the Blizzard regained the lead late on a three point play by guard Eric Downie, at 82-79. But the Millrats fed off of the crowd's energy and took back control of the game. Two three point shots by Ismael Caro, a slam and a lay in by Souleymane Wane, and a monster slam by Rob Sanders put the Millrats safely ahead by thirteen with just 1:30 to go.

The Millrats were led by center Souleymane Wane's 26 points, Ismael Caro and John Huggins contributed 21 each, Stacey Moragne posted 24, and Rob Sanders added 15. Eric Downie led the Boston Blizzard with 29 points. The Millrats are now 1-0 while Boston drops to 2-1 on the season.

The Millrats return to the Fieldhouse this Saturday at 7:05 p.m. as they face the Halifax Rainmen and former NBA player Sam Mack. Single game, season and half season ticket plans are on sale now on www.manchestermillrats.com or by calling 1-866-9-GET TIX (1-866-943-8849).


Sound Sweep Home-at-Home vs. Fusion -by Joe Pietaro
Getting double-digit scoring from seven different players, the Strong Island Sound pulled away from the First State Fusion in the second half to sweep the home-at-home series. Strong Island came away with a 104-96 win at Suffolk Community College on Sunday night in the team's 2007-08 home opener after winning by 17 points two days earlier in Delaware.
Gordon Malone had another strong outing and led the Sound (2-1) with 18 points on 8 for 15 shooting and John “Mookie” Thomas had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals in his second game with the team after returning from playing in France. On a night where the Sound only shot 41 percent as a team from the field, defense was a priority, which did not go unnoticed by winning head coach Dytanya Mixson.
“It was a total team effort on defense,” he said. “It was a night where we couldn't throw the ball in the basket, but the defense stepped it up.”
In the early going, the Sound were hurting themselves by not taking advantage of the high number of team fouls on First State (0-2), shooting only 56 percent from the free throw line in the first half. Strong Island had a low field goal percentage of 37 percent after two quarters, but still held a 48-44 lead at halftime. Lance Hazel kept the Fusion close using his speed and explosiveness for 10 first half points.
The expansion club from Delaware was able to knot things up at 65 with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. Robert Haney (5 points, 3 rebounds) hit a shot from beyond the arc with the 3-D rule in effect, good for four points. Raphael Edwards then scored three of his 13 points on a conventional three-point play to give the Sound the lead for good.
Rookie Jenar Harrison put the Sound up by 11 within the first two minutes of the fourth quarter and had an overall solid game with 13 points and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. The Sound's other Harrison, Donald, shook off some early rust to put the game away in the last five minutes. “Spyder” had 12 points and was effective on the offensive boards with 4 (8 total) down the stretch. Playing an effective inside-out game, the Sound were able to take advantage of their size and skill in their frontcourt.
“We have five big men that can score inside,” said Mixson. “We're going to concentrate on that so we can then open the wing game more.”
The Sound used their entire roster in the win, and having a strong bench will go a long way in helping the team stay on the winning track. “We have 12 deep,” Mixson said. “Any 12 can start. As long as we play defense, no matter how bad we shoot, we're going to score.”
“With me coming off the bench, all they're telling me is to shoot,” said Sean Dantzler, who drilled two three-pointers halfway through the fourth quarter on his way to 11 points. “Come off those screens and shoot, and that's what I do.”
The Sound will play two home games next weekend, starting with a rematch against the Westchester Phantoms and their head coach Theresa Weatherspoon, the former New York Liberty star, on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. On Sunday, the Jersey Express come in for a 4:15 p.m. matinee at Suffolk Community College in Selden.


Millrats Sign Anthony Anderson -by Jay

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


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From ABA to LNBP -by Gianni Pascucci
Cicero Cometas USA-MEX players Gilby Sanchez (5'8''-G-83, college: Mayville St.) and Zach Alvidrez (6'7''-F-83) will fly to Mexico for an opportunity to showcase their skills and earn a spot in the Mexican LNBP. Team Owner Javier Haggar was instrumental in securing the deal for Sanchez and is seeking a replacement for him with a point guard from Mexico. Alvidrez will work out for some teams to secure a roster spot. "This is professional basketball and players come and go", said General Manager and Head Coach M.A. Harris. "Part of our mission is to enhance players' skills and provide opportunities for hard working players to advance their basketball careers and earning potential". "If things don't work out for Gilby and Zack in Mexico, they will be welcomed back here with Cometas USA" said Haggar.

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ADRIATIC LEAGUE

Siroki Prima Pivo inks new guard -by Dragan Jankovski
Champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Siroki Prima Pivo, agreed terms with the captain of Mexican NT, guard Anthony Lever-Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon), who already has some experience with playing in Europe as he was member of ASVEL Vulleurbanne on season 05/06.

Partizan remains on top alone, Hemofarm beat FMP -by Dragan Jankovski
In game between two Euroleague teams Partizan Igokea recorded important win vs Cibona in Zagreb 78-77. Black and white team won in thriller despite they played last couple of minutes without Pekovic and Palacio who fouled out. Hero of the game was Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) who made a lay-up for 78-77 with 5 seconds remaining and later stole the ball from Kelley in Cibona's last possession. Current MVP of Euroleague, Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket), added 15 points and 6 rebounds for Partizan while Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82) followed him with 14 points. Sam Hoskin (206-F/C-79, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: De Paul) posted 18 points including 8 rebounds for Cibona. With this victory Partizan remains alone on top with 8 wins while Cibona has 5-4.

Crvena Zvezda outplayed Zagreb in Belgrade's hall Pionir 91-83 once again owing to wonderful performance by Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86) who stopped on 26 points and 7 rebounds. Dragicevic is MVP of round 9 with index 37.

Vojvodina Srbijagas was better than Helios Domzale on the road 69-64. It is obvious that Slovenian champs struggles this season as they have only 2 wins so far. Ivan Ivanovic (205-F-80, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 19 points for the winners while Helios got 16 points from Dario Krejic (194-G-78, agency: VTBM/SRBM).

Hemofarm STADA celebrated in Serbian derby against FMP at home 81-80. With three minutes left in the game it seemed Hemofarm will finish it with routine as they had 75-68 but Panthers, through Krstovic and Erceg, made turn 79-80. Hemofarm registered fifth win in Adriatic league thanks to Jagodnik's lay-up 5 seconds before the end. Center Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) was the best in Hemofarm collecting 22 points and 9 rebounds while on the other side Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) was better than the others in FMP scoring 23 points.


Cibona - Partizan Igokea 77-78
(20-14,11-15,25-24,21-25)

Cibona:
Hoskin 18 (8 rebs), Ayuso 15 (4 as)
Partizan Igokea: Pekovic 15 (6 rebs), Vitkovac 14 (5 rebs)


Crvena Zvezda - Zagreb CO 91-83
(22-20,16-15,27-20,26-28)

Crvena Zvezda:
Dragicevic 26 (7 rebs), Cook 14 (6 as)
Zagreb CO: Vladovic 20 (7 as, 4 st), Dundovic 16


Helios Domzale - Vojvodina Srbijagas 64-69
(20-20,22-12,8-18,14-19)

Helios Domzale:
Krejic 16 (4 rebs), Troha 13
Vojvodina Srbijagas: Ivanovic 19, Nemeth 12


Hemofarm STADA - FMP 81-80
(27-19,19-24,14-17,21-20)

Hemofarm STADA:
Vukosavljevic 22 (9 rebs), Joksimovic 16 (4 as), Jagodnik 13 (9 rebs)
FMP: Krstovic 23 (4 rebs), Labovic 16 (6 rebs)


Croatian teams are tied in Round 9 of Adriatic League -by Eurobasket News
Croatian teams finished the 9th round of Adriatic league. Two wins and two losses-the result of the last weekend.

The key game of Round 9 was between Cibona and KK Partizan Igokea. The latter stole 77:78 victory from the capital of Croatia. Due to the 21:25 in the last quarter Serbian team remains on top with 8-1 record. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) led the winners with 15 points. Vitkovac netted 14, while Palacio scored 12. Sam Hoskin (206-F/C-79, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: De Paul) top-scored for Cibona with 18 points.

Zadar achieved comfortable 79:66 victory over Geoplin Slovan. Guests took 10:11 lead but our team responded with 16-5 run in the remainder of the opening quarter. Jure Lalic (212-C-86) and Corey Brewer (188-G-75, college: Oklahoma) were on top of the scoring list with 17 points each. Ljubo Samadan (208-C/F-83) produced 27 points in the losing effort.

KK Crvena zvezda beat Croatian KK Zagreb 91:83. Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86) poured in 26 points and Cook netted 14. Jakov Vladovic (187-G-83) top-scored for the guests with 20 points, while Dundovic scored 16.

KK Split had a road win over KK Buducnost 72:77 and improved to 4-5 record. Marlon Garnett (188-G-75, college: Santa Clara) paced all the winners with 24 points. Akins nailed 14, while Stipanovic had 11. Zvezdan Dragojlovic (-75) posted 21 points in defeat.

KK Zadar - KK Geoplin Slovan 79:66 (26:16, 13:13, 19:21, 21:16)
KK Zadar: Jure Lalic 17, Corey Brewer 17, Stipcevic 13
KK Geoplin Slovan: Ljubo Samadan 27

KK Crvena zvezda - KK Zagreb 91:83 (22:20, 16:15, 27:20, 26:28)
KK Crvena zvezda: Tadija Dragicevic 26, Cook 14
KK Zagreb: Jakov Vladovic 20, Dundovic 16

KK Cibona - KK Partizan Igokea 77:78 (20:14, 11:15, 25:24, 21:25)
KK Cibona: Sam Hoskin 18, Ayuso 15
KK Partizan Igokea: Nikola Pekovic 15, Vitkovac 14, Palacio 12

KK Buducnost - KK Split 72:77 (14:21, 16:28, 21:8, 21:20)
KK Buducnost: Zvezdan Dragojlovic 21, Micov 18
KK Split: Marlon Garnett 24, Akins 14, Stipanovic 11


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ARGENTINA

Liga A round 12 -by Facundo Iatzky
Best 5:
Javier Martinez (189-G-78) of regatas 21 pts 2 st
Chris Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) of obras 32 pts 12/15 fg
Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) of boca 27 pts 6/10 3p
Byron Johnson (201-F/C-80, college: Belmont Abbey) of independiente 29 pts 15/17 ft
Antonio Reynolds (200-F-77, college: Rhode Island) of quilmes 20 pts 9/13 2p

second team:
Pablo Gil (188-G-78) of estudiantes
Julio Mazzaro (186-G-79) of quimsa
Nicolas Romano (197-F-87) of independiente
Robert Battle (200-C-81, college: Drexel) of libertad
Roman Gonzalez (206-C-78, agency: HM Sports Agency) of peñarol

points:
Roman Gonzalez 35
Chris Jeffries 32
Byron Johnson 29
Eduardo Calvelli (195-G-82) 27
Leonardo Gutierrez 27

rebounds:
Robert Battle 17
Byron Johnson 15
Ariel Eslava (202-G/F-79) 12
William McFarlan (201-F-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) 12
Lazaro Borrell (202-F-72, agency: Interperformances) 10

assists:
Rafael Costa (180-G-73) 7
Cristian Cadillac (194-G-83) 6
Juan Pablo Cantero (186-G-82) 6
Javier Martinez 6
Luis Cequeira (180-G-85) 6


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AUSTRIA

Dukes won their first CEBL game! -by Bernd Maurer
Nyiregyhaza Kosarlabda Klub KFT - Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg 92:93 (64:70, 45:42, 19:26)

The Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg won the first european game outwards in Hungary with 92:93!

The austrian team started very good in the game and got in lead in the first quarter! The leadership changed many times! Few seconds to play, Kevin Martin made a flagrant foul. The hungarian team made both free-throws, but didn´t make the last chance!

Next CEBL-game is on wednesday, the 14th against the team of A Plus Brno at FZZ Happyland (19:00)

Klosterneuburg Dukes: Calvin Watson (196-G-85, college: N.Texas) 27, Kevin Martin 16, Lukas Sallomon (191-G/F-87) 15, Christoph Nagler (193-G-84) 12, Damir Hamidovic (205-C/F-71) 6, Andreas Diwald (186-G-82) 5, Sam Spann (198-F-79, college: Fairfield) 4, Darnell Scott (198-F-76, college: Kutztown) 4, Manuel Gartner (199-F-86) 2, Christof Hetzmannseder (181-G-88) 2


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BAHRAIN

Muharraq bags 2nd win of the season -by Yousef Ahmed
Muharraq defeated Ittihad 70-56,
Muharraq started the match on a great note taking the lead early in the game and never looking back. AL Ittihad try many times to close the gap with many individual plays by team scorer Khadim Majed (182-F-84), but Muharraq strong defense kept the game in control thanks to Coach John Wojtak .

The scorer of the game was Mohammed Al Derazi (192-F) scoring 22 points, but the player of the game was U.S Import Rah-Shun Roberts (202-F-75, college: California (PA)), Scoring 20points, 10 Rebounds and 8 Assist almost having the first triple double of the season, Rah-shun is by far one of the best and most consistent imports in Bahrain.

Muharraq will be facing AL Hala club next Sunday November 18 at the Um Al Hassam Dome.


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BALTIC LEAGUE

TU/Rock loses to Barons at home -by Janar Filippov
Tartu started with a lot of confidence, making all of their first six shots and the visitors fell behind early - 14:3. Marek Doronin (200-F/G-83) had 7 points during that run. Even though Barons was great on defence and in getting boards, they were horrible from the free-throw line and still behind 21:13 with three minutes to go in the first quarter. With 3:15 left, Janar Talts (204-C-83) committed his third foul and everything in Tartu's game changed - the visitors ended the quarter with 11-nothing run and won the frist period - 23:25.

In the beginning of the second quarter, Doronin continued his shooting streak and led Tartu back in front 29:26. But Martins Kravcenko (192-G-85, agency: Interperformances) answered with a three-pointer and the game was tied again. "Eagle-eye" Gert Kullamae entered the game for the first time and shined his way to three straight three-pointers during the next 4 minutes. Five seconds left in the first half, George Tsintsadze made a great effort in putting the ball into basket and Tartu up front 46:44.

During the third quarter, the point-by-point game continued. Talts made a quick three-pointer and Kaspars Berzins (211-F/C-85, agency: FCM) answered with a cool dunk. After Kravcenko's second three-pointer, the game was still tied - 49:49. In the middle of the third, Berzins and Gustas were handed their fourth fouls and Tartu was able to take a three-point lead after Vallo Allingu's two-plus-one play. Tsintsadze made his second last-second play and the third quarter ended with home team's narrow lead - 64-61.

In the beginning of the last quarter, Giedrius Gustas - latvians playmaker, committed his fifth foul and seemed like Tartu had all they needed to win. Brian Cusworth handed Kebu Omar Stewart a fierce facial and Tartu gained back its confidence. But Skele and latvians made a decisive 14-2 run during the last five minutes of the game, putting Barons ahead after Kravcenkos another three-pointer - 80:91. The game was basically over and Rock lost 86:96.

Armands Skele lead all players with 19points. Barons had five players with double-figures - Demetrius Alexander (204-F/C-75, college: Alabama) and Gustas had 17, Kravcenko 15 and Vaikulis 10. Darnell had also 9 rebounds. Marek Doronin lead the home team with 17points, Cusworth had 16 and Tsintsadze helped with 15points.


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CAMBODIA

Cambodia to face Asian powerhouse Philippine national team in SEA Games opener -by Hector Santos
The Cambodia drew a very tough first game assignment schedule in the Southeast Asian Games basketball competitions, taking on Asian powehouse team of the Philippines in the opener on Dec. 7 at the Keelapirom Stadium inside the Suraneree University in Nakron Ratchasima province in Thailand.

This should give the Cambodian squad enough time to scout its opponent coming SEA Games. Malaysia, Thailand,Indonesia and Singapore are the other teams the Cambodian national team should look up to.

The Cambodians are set to play the Philippine national team in the 1 p.m. opener with the Malaysians clashing with the Indonesians at 3 p.m., thus giving the Cambodian coaching staff the opportunity to scout other opponents.

Since the competition is a single round format, all the teams aren't expected to keep their aces because one defeat could certainly hurt their title chances.

Aside from the Philippines, Thailand may also be cosidered as one of the contender since they will be reinforced by three Thai-Americans.


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CHILE

Roster changes for Castro and Osorno -by Daniel Valencia
Deportes Castro signed the american player Myron Sims (190-G, college: Utah St.). He played both games of the past weekend averaging 16.5 points per game. Sims has playing experience in the NCAA and Mexico.

Provincial Osorno signed the american shooting guard Tim Jones (193-G/F-73, college: Georgia St.). He was playing in Argentina for Belgrano San Nicolas (LNB). He played both games of the weekend averaging 17 points per game.

Jones is replacing the dominican forward Marlon Martinez (204-F/C-77, agency: Duran International) who leave the team due to an injury. Martinez played 17 games with averages of 23.4 points, 13.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.9 steals.


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CHINA

Weekly MVP -by Robert Wang
Chris Porter from Fu Jian team was named 2nd Weekly MVP.

He got 92 points, 36 rebounds, 2 assists, 9 steals, 2 blocks,16 free throws, 38/56 FG. 9 turnovers.



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COSTA RICA

Barva Wins Championship!! -by Max Blair
Ferreteria Brenes Barva is the 2007 Liga de Baloncesto Superior champion! They won the third and deciding game against Saprissa Basket, sweeping them by a score of 73-56.

The winning players took to Barva's historic central park to celebrate long into the night. They celebrated with fireworks and dancing with their loyal supporters.

With Saprissa's Khalid Reeves (190-G-72, college: Arizona) missing and Ivan Jaen (201-C-66) nursing an injury, the game was dominated thoroughly by Barva, who put all their players on the court at some point in order to let them savor the victory.

“This triumph is for all our fans, who are with us through the good and the bad. They're the sixth man on our team that filled the Sports Palace like the National Gym when they come,” said Andres Barrantes (183-G/F-80), who was voted league MVP.

For his part, coach Luis Blanco dedicated the game to his sick brother Rodrigo. Blanco replaced Alexis Monge as coach after Barva went through a tumultuous loss in the Apertura Tournament.

Barva's president Guillermo Montero is already trying to negotiate contracts to keep the team together. Leandro Mateo (204-C-81), Franklyn Ferguson (198-C/F-77, college: Ks Wesleyan), and Isaac St.Rose (190-G-84, college: John Brown) all have unclear situations after this victory, and Montero wants to keep them.

For Deportivo Saprissa, manager Joe Lear's plans are in chaos. Their star Henry Martinez left in midseason to play in Mexico and Lear brought in ex-Arizona Wildcat star Reeves, who played brilliantly until succumbing to injury in the Clausura Tournament. He played well in the first two games of the Finals, but was mysteriously absent from the 3rd and final game. At this point, it is unclear why Reeves was not with the team.


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CROATIA

Round 3 results of A1 -by Eurobasket News
Sibenik remains unbeaten in A1 and top the group with 3-0 record. In the last round the team had a road win over Dubrovnik 81:93. Dubrovnik had 47:40 lead at the half-time break but five minutes into the third quarter and the game was tied at 76:76. Sibenik dominated in end and reached the third victory. Luka Drezga (194-G-87) finished the game with 21 points and Frano Karac (207-F-79) scored 18 for Dubrovnik.

Dubrava beat Kvarner Novi Resort 93:71. Best home players were Tomislav Culjak (204-F/C-80) and Jurica Smiljanic with 24 points each. Samanic led visitors with 14 points while Ciklic added 13. Vladimir Anzulovic (187-G-78, agency: Promotex) and Pilepic scored 10 points each while Marijan Mance (197-G-78) had 9.

Zabok overcame Alkar 95:70. Petar Cosic (183-G-85, agency: Interperformances) scored 21 points and had 6 rebounds while Ive Ivanov and Jure Lozancic added 21 and 19 points respectively.
Borik Puntamika had a win over Osijek 2006 90:82 and Svjetlost stole the victory from Cedevita 85:88.


Cedevita -Svjetlost 85:88
Dubrava- Kvarner Novi Resort 93:71
Zabok -Alkar 95:70
Dubrovnik- Sibenik 81:93
Borik Puntamika -Osijek 2006 90:82


Croatian teams are tied in Round 9 of Adriatic League -by Eurobasket News
Croatian teams finished the 9th round of Adriatic league. Two wins and two losses-the result of the last weekend.

The key game of Round 9 was between Cibona and KK Partizan Igokea. The latter stole 77:78 victory from the capital of Croatia. Due to the 21:25 in the last quarter Serbian team remains on top with 8-1 record. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) led the winners with 15 points. Vitkovac netted 14, while Palacio scored 12. Sam Hoskin (206-F/C-79, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: De Paul) top-scored for Cibona with 18 points.

Zadar achieved comfortable 79:66 victory over Geoplin Slovan. Guests took 10:11 lead but our team responded with 16-5 run in the remainder of the opening quarter. Jure Lalic (212-C-86) and Corey Brewer (188-G-75, college: Oklahoma) were on top of the scoring list with 17 points each. Ljubo Samadan (208-C/F-83) produced 27 points in the losing effort.

KK Crvena zvezda beat Croatian KK Zagreb 91:83. Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86) poured in 26 points and Cook netted 14. Jakov Vladovic (187-G-83) top-scored for the guests with 20 points, while Dundovic scored 16.

KK Split had a road win over KK Buducnost 72:77 and improved to 4-5 record. Marlon Garnett (188-G-75, college: Santa Clara) paced all the winners with 24 points. Akins nailed 14, while Stipanovic had 11. Zvezdan Dragojlovic (-75) posted 21 points in defeat.

KK Zadar - KK Geoplin Slovan 79:66 (26:16, 13:13, 19:21, 21:16)
KK Zadar: Jure Lalic 17, Corey Brewer 17, Stipcevic 13
KK Geoplin Slovan: Ljubo Samadan 27

KK Crvena zvezda - KK Zagreb 91:83 (22:20, 16:15, 27:20, 26:28)
KK Crvena zvezda: Tadija Dragicevic 26, Cook 14
KK Zagreb: Jakov Vladovic 20, Dundovic 16

KK Cibona - KK Partizan Igokea 77:78 (20:14, 11:15, 25:24, 21:25)
KK Cibona: Sam Hoskin 18, Ayuso 15
KK Partizan Igokea: Nikola Pekovic 15, Vitkovac 14, Palacio 12

KK Buducnost - KK Split 72:77 (14:21, 16:28, 21:8, 21:20)
KK Buducnost: Zvezdan Dragojlovic 21, Micov 18
KK Split: Marlon Garnett 24, Akins 14, Stipanovic 11


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CZECH REP.

BK Opava stays alone on top with 9-0 record -by Eurobasket News
BK Opava stayed alone on top with 9-0 record. In the last two round the team won over UP Olomouc and Proton Zlin on a road. Basket Zapad that followed them without losses won the game in Round 9 over BC Benesov 78:61. Then however the team lost to Sokol prazsky 61:87 and fell at 8-1. The winner of the game is 7-2 in the league. The next games are scheduled on November 24-25. It will be Round 11 and 12 games in 1A Liga.

Round 9
BBK IVes Brno - JHComp J. Hradec 64:76
UP Olomouc - BK Opava 65:74
Proton Zlin - VSB Ostrava 94:97
Basket Zapad - BC Benesov 78:61
Sokol Vysehrad - Sokol prazsky 77:88
Slavoj Litoměřice - KARA Trutnov 100:75
BK Chomutov - BK Pardubice B 87:83

Round 10
UP Olomouc - VSB Ostrava 69:80
Proton Zlin - BK Opava 78:89
Basket Zapad - Sokol prazsky 61:87
Sokol Vysehrad - BC Benesov 80:64
Slavoj Litoměřice - BK Pardubice B 86:78
BK Chomutov - KARA Trutnov 86:76


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DOMINICAN REP.

Dominicans in Spain -by Ozell Wells
LEB PLATA
Manuel Guzman (203-F-82, college: Bemidji St.) 14 pts 12 rebs as the team from Sabadell had their best game in recent memory however they fell short 75-71 against Alimentos de Palencia. The loss drops them to the last place at 1-7
Eulis Baez (201-F-82, college: W.Illinois) 14 pts 17 rebs leading vic to an outstanding victory over Ourense 74-54 and solidfying them in the 1st place at 7-1
Kelvin Pena (193-G-81, college: Southeastern CC) 13 pts 3 steals but it was not enough as Caceres fell 83-69 to Cosarsa. The loss drops them into the 10th place at 4-4.
Alexis Montas (202-F/C-79) 11 pts and 8 rebs, but his near double double cold not keep Cornella afloat as they dropped this one to Illescas 78-69. The now sit in the 13th place at 3-5
EBA
Jose Apolinario (208-C-88) 4pts 6 rebs and 1 blocked shot in a 93-84 win for Monzon. The which sets them at 4-4 and in 9th place in the EBA C Division


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ESTONIA

TU/Rock loses to Barons at home -by Janar Filippov
Tartu started with a lot of confidence, making all of their first six shots and the visitors fell behind early - 14:3. Marek Doronin had 7 points during that run. Even though Barons was great on defence and in getting boards, they were horrible from the free-throw line and still behind 21:13 with three minutes to go in the first quarter. With 3:15 left, Janar Talts committed his third foul and everything in Tartu's game changed - the visitors ended the quarter with 11-nothing run and won the frist period - 23:25.

In the beginning of the second quarter, Doronin continued his shooting streak and led Tartu back in front 29:26. But Martins Kravcenko answered with a three-pointer and the game was tied again. "Eagle-eye" Gert Kullamae entered the game for the first time and shined his way to three straight three-pointers during the next 4 minutes. Five seconds left in the first half, George Tsintsadze made a great effort in putting the ball into basket and Tartu up front 46:44.

During the third quarter, the point-by-point game continued. Talts made a quick three-pointer and Kaspars Berzins answered with a cool dunk. After Kravcenko's second three-pointer, the game was still tied - 49:49. In the middle of the third, Berzins and Gustas were handed their fourth fouls and Tartu was able to take a three-point lead after Vallo Allingu's two-plus-one play. Tsintsadze made his second last-second play and the third quarter ended with home team's narrow lead - 64-61.

In the beginning of the last quarter, Giedrius Gustas - latvians playmaker, committed his fifth foul and seemed like Tartu had all they needed to win. Brian Cusworth handed Kebu Omar Stewart a fierce facial and Tartu gained back its confidence. But Skele and latvians made a decisive 14-2 run during the last five minutes of the game, putting Barons ahead after Kravcenkos another three-pointer - 80:91. The game was basically over and Rock lost 86:96.

Armands Skele lead all players with 19points. Barons had five players with double-figures - Alexander Demetrius Darnell and Gustas had 17, Kravcenko 15 and Vaikulis 10. Darnell had also 9 rebounds. Marek Doronin lead the home team with 17points, Cusworth had 16 and Tsintsadze helped with 15points.


HOWARD FRIER INTERVIEW! "THRILLED TO BE BACK!" -by Ozell Wells
After a dismal start to the Baltic League, BC Kalev has signed former MVP Howard Frier (193-G-76, agency: EM-PA, college: Colorado), and spearhead of the champion BC Kalev teams of years past. Since his signing they have soundly defeted their last two opponents in the Baltic League and also emerged victorious in their first ULEB Cup match and now sit atop the standings in their ULEB group.
Eurobasket: Howard, congrats on the new addition to the family! How is that comig along? How does it feel to be back? This has been the place of some of your greatest triumphs as a pro. What do you think the team at BC Kalev was missing before your arrival?
HF: I can't express how thrilled I am to be back. My wife and I just welcomed a baby girl into this world and I am ecstatic that BC Kalev gave me the opportunity to remain in Tallinn where she was born.
As for the team, it is a role that I am quite accustomed to here. Both of my teams here have been quite talented in the past and this one is no exception. My value to this team will not be measured in points scored, and I am VERY comfortable with that. I have always felt my greatest qualities as a basketball player are leadership and defense, and that is what I intend on providing to this team.
Eurobasket: How does it feel to know that you have been pivotal in their resurgence in: 1) the Baltic League and in 2) this newest encarnation of the ULEB Cup?
HF: Well obviously I watched the team begin the season and, of course, in my mind I could see several things I could bring to the team to help become more successful. I just really try to focus on bringing an enormous amount of energy, leadership, and being that solid perimeter defender that every successful team needs.
Eurobasket: How do you foresee the remainder of the Baltic League playing out for you as a group? These last 2 wins have taken you back into the froefront as a top team there.
HF: The Baltic league is very competitive so you definitely have to be focused each and every game. We are back in the mix at the moment, so we just need to take it one game at a time and focus on improving as a team.
Eurobasket: What do u honestly think will be needed in order for Kalev to win the Baltic League title?
HF: A tremendous amount of belief in ourselves as a team, and in the systems our coaches create for us. Management has shown that they are ready for BC Kalev to take it to next level, so its up to us as players to make it happen. We have the reigning MVP of the league (Travis Reed (203-C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Long Beach St.)) in the middle, and in my opinion he is surrounded with enough weapons to make it happen.
Eurobasket: Now as to the ULEB Cup, what do u think is needed there? How would you rate the difference in levels of competition.
HF: It's a similar mindset with the ULEB as well. It's a great opportunity to test yourself against some of the best teams in Europe. We got off to a good start at home, so now we need to continue to focus one game at a time, starting now with our trip to France. I am not sure if I can compare the two leagues after just one ULEB game, but I will say that the competitiveness of the Baltic League against the Latvians and the Lithuanians definitely keeps you sharp and prepared to take on the rest of Europe!
Eurobasket: On another note, do you forsee yourself settling down here in Estonia for the remainder of your career? If not, then where do u see yourself headed after this tour of duty?
As for my future, I really do feel comfortable back here with BC Kalev and I certainly would not be against finishing my career here. I am also very interested in possibly playing with the national team here in Estonia.
Eurobasket: Howard we want to wish you a succesful remainder to the Baltic League and to the newly begun ULEB Cup competitions, etc.
HF: I would like to thank you guys at EUROBASKET for allowing me to express myself and I would like to send a special thanks to the fans of BC Kalev who have welcomed me back with open arms. I look forward to doing some great things!!!!!


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EUROLEAGUE

Macvan attracts interest of Partizan Belgrade -by Nenad Ilijev
One of the top basketball prospects in Europe, Milan Macvan (206-F/C-89) soon becomes eligible to sign first professional contract in his career. Macvan will celebrate his 18th birthday on November 16th but who will get this all around player it's unknown yet. He is still member of FMP Zeleznik but there is a big possibility for Macvan to move on. According to Serbian newspapers, Partizan Igokea is very interested in this player. If Macvan decides to sign with 'black-whites', Serbian champion would need to pay buy-out to FMP Zeleznik.
Milan Macvan joined FMP in 2003 playing for its cadet team. He was assigned to senior team this season and he is averaging 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg at the moment. He was key member in Serbian U19 National team that won World Championship this summer. He averaged 15.4ppg and 4.9rpg in this tournament.


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FINLAND

KORISLIIGA: Tarmo won the thriller in Karkkila -by Rauno Hurmalainen

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).



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FYR MACEDONIA

Feni Industri victorious in Skopje -by Todor Chalovski
Feni Industri steals the show and wins 77:67 against Fersped Rabotnicki. It's Fersped Rabotnicki's third consecutive defeat.

Amak SP built a 20 point margin in the first hals, to win comfortably against Swisslion Pelister.

FERSPED RABOTNICKI - FENI INDUSTRI 67:77
Result by quarters: 18:20; 10:14; 19:25; 20:18.

FERSPED RABOTNICKI: Stojanovski 8, Stojchevski, Brchkov, Filipovic 6, Simic 12, Kochov, Mirakovski 12, Zivcevic 13, Trajkovski 16, Mihajlovski, Nakic, Markovski.
Coach: Marin Dokuzovski

FENI INDUSTRI: Angelov, Prekovic 16, Basnarkov, Krstev, Cole 15, Radulovic 1, Popovic, Gocevski 9, Gjurov 13, Jovovic 7, Manev, Samardziev 16.
Coach: Emil Rajkovic.

AMAK SP - SWISSLION PELISTER 83:64
Result by quarters: 20:8; 29:19; 10:23; 24:14.

AMAK SP: D. Stojanovski 5, Tasevski 6, Stojanov, Frey 34, Cvetnic, Velkovski, Gjorgoski, Stefanovski, V. Stojanovski 19, Nedelkov, Nikolovski, O'Neal 19.
Coach: Igor Gacov.

SWISSLION PELISTER: Petkovski 1, Savovic, Popovic 9, Dujovic 9, Apcev, Nikolov, Pejanovic 13, Stankovic 16, Bendevski, Miljkovic 9, Talevski 7, Zaharievski.
Coach: Aleksandar Petrovic.


KARPOS SOKOLI 2000 - STRUMICA 2005 61:98
Result by quarters: 14:28; 29:19; 10:23; 24:14.

KARPOS SOKOLI 2000: Marinkovski 6, Mitkov, Ramadan 12, Neshovski 20, Todorovski, Germanski, Kacarski, Popivoda 1, Zlatkovski 6, Grozdanovski, Vasilev 16.
Coach: Mihajlo Naumovski.

STRUMICA 2005: Bogoev 14, Cvetkov 3, D. Sokolov 14, Delic, Tasovski 25, Bosnjak 14, Krstevski 9, Angelakas, Pupovic 17, T. Sokolov 2, Grncharov, Zaev.
Coach: Jovica Arsic.


Results from Day 8 in the Second league -by Todor Chalovski
ABA - GOCE DELCHEV 64:79,
TORUS - DROGA KOLINSKA 107:78,
POP SPORT VSA - OVCE POLE 96:82,
PLEJMEJKER KUBUS - VARDAR CENTAR 71:75,
KOZUV - HERAKLEA 96:72.


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GERMANY

Bundesliga Game Day 8: Weekend Results November 10-11th! -by Michael Taylor
Bundesliga Game Day 8 saw league leading Bamberg and Artland win and Jena pick up their first victory.

Artland Dragons 76 digibu Baskets 63
Artland used a 23-11 2Q to break open a close game before holding off Paderborn in Saturday nights 76-63 road win played before 5000 fans at Gerry Weber Stadium in Paderborn. Veteran Jan Rohdewald proved to be a difference as he sank 5 of 6 threes on his way to a team best 17pt in the win. G Lamont McIntosh added 16pt, C Adam Chubb chipped in 12pt 11reb and PG John Goldsberry produced 12pt 4reb 5ast for Head Coach Chris Fleming's team. Tim Black topscored for Paderborn with 12pt followed by Greg Jenkins 11pt 7reb and Alhaji Mohammed's 10. While Paderborn made 20 of 35 ft (57%) compared to Artland's 9 of 22 (41%), the big difference in the game came behind the 3pt line where Artland made 11 of 24 (46%) to Paderborns 3 of 14 (21%). The Dragons also shot 50% to Paderborns 40% and outrebounded the hosts 37-24. Artland moves to 7-1 while Paderborn falls to 1-6.

Telekom Bonn 71 Walter Tigers Tubingen 62
Bonn's new backcourt of Winsome Frazier and Miah Davis keyed their 71-62 home win over Walter Tigers Tubingen Saturday night at Hardtberghalle in Bonn. Frazier topscored with 17pt 5reb and PG Davis added 13pt 6reb to spark Bonn's victory. Ronald Burrell contributed 13pt 6reb for Bonn who outrebounded the Tigers 34-29 including 13 to 7 on the offensive glass. Tubingen was led by veterabs Rasko Katic 17pt 5reb and Igor Perovic 13pt 4ast. Tigers suffered 20 turnovers compared with Bonn's 14. Bonn ups their mark to 5-3 while Tubingen evens at 4-4.

Ewe Baskets Oldenburg 88 Giessen 46ers 85
6 Thunderbirds scored in double figures led by Branimir Longin's 23pt on 5 of 6 3pt shooting to help hold off the shorthanded Giessen 46ers 88-85 Saturday night at Ewe Arena in Oldenburg. Giessen jumped out to an early lead and held a 31-18 advantage after 1Q. Oldenburg battled back and cut the 46ers lead to 50-44 at half. The offensive-minded Giessen squad held a 68-67 lead after 3 before Head Coach Predrag Krunic and his men sealed the win late in the 4th. Along with Longin, F Jasmin Perkovic (17pt 10reb), Daniel Strauch (12pt), Rickey Paulding (11pt), Mladin Pekovic (11pt) and Jason Gardner (10pt) were key for Oldenburg. Playing without star F Rouven Roussler, Corey Rouse topscored with 19pt 7reb, PG Patrick Sparks added 17pt on 4 of 6 3pt shooting and Ed Nelson went for 16pt 7reb.
Oldenburg improves to 5-3 while the 46ers fall to 3-5.

Koln 99ers 88 TBB Trier 73
Saturday night at Trier Arena, visiting Koln 99ers earned a tough 88-73 road win behind a balanced team effort which saw 6 players reach double figures. Koln surged ahead early with a 20-12 1Q before Trier fought back and the 99ers held a 37-33 lead at half. In the second half Koln staved off a hardfought Trier comeback with clutch plays down the stretch. Newly added Toby Bailey produced a 13pt 10reb double double and Immanuel McElroy topscored with 14pt 4ast. Aleksandar Nadjfeji added 12pt 7reb and Milko Bjelica chipped in 11pt 7reb. Misan Nikagbatse contributed 11pt 8reb and young PF Yassin Idbihi was strong with 12pt for the winners. PG Jerome Coleman led Trier with 18pt 6ast, Josh Almanson 11pt and Caleb Green scored 10pt 5reb in the loss. Koln outrebounded Trier 46-27. Koln improves to 3-5 while Trier is now 2-6.

Science City Jena 104 BG74 Gottingen 84
Science City Jena captured their first ever Bundesliga win by shooting the lights out and shooting 67% (31-46) from the floor and 69% (16-23) from three in beating BG74 Gottingen 104-84 Saturday night at the Jena Dome. Jena featured 4 players making at least 3 threes in the win and put 6 players in double figures led by Ali Seggelke (24pt 6reb 4-5 3pt) and Mark Davis (23pt 6reb 5ast 5stl). Davis even scored a midlane bucket sitting on the floor for Head Coach Bjorn Harmsen team. Gregor Linke added 17pt 6reb and Ajmal Basit (11pt 12reb) and Sean McCaw (11pt 7reb) were also strong. Jena outrebounded Gottingen 42-23 and survived 30 turnovers. Jeb Ovey hit 5 of 10 3pt attempts to lead Gottingen with 19pt followed by 14 from Nigel Moore, 13 from Darren Brooks and 12 from Jamar Thorpe. Jena is now 1-7 while Gottingen falls to 2-4.

Sunday November 11, 2007

brose Baskets Bamberg 76 EnBW Ludwigsburg 49
Head Coach Dirk Bauermann and his brose Baskets Bamberg team bounced back from last weeks road loss in Braunschweig in a big way with a strong performance in beating EnBW Ludwigsburg 76-49 at JAKO arena Sunday afternoon. After a 23-11 1Q, Bamberg maintained their lead to 36-26 at half. Bamberg took control after the break with a 20-11 3Q and a second half which saw them outscore their guests 40-23. Bamberg shot 50% from the floor while holding Ludwigsburg to 32% and outrebounded their guests 34-29. C Chris Ensminger led Bamberg with 14pt 6reb followed by 13pt from Predrag Suput and 11pt 8reb from Tim Ohlbrecht. Shooter Robert Garrett drilled 2 of 2 threes to add 10pt 3reb to the win. PG Ronald Ross was the lone double digit scorer for Ludwigsburg with 13pt 6reb. Bamberg bouncd back to improve to 7-1 while Ludwigsburg dropped to 3-5.

ALBA Berlin 70 Eisbaren Bremerhaven 69
PG Bobby Brown finished a buzzer beating layup to give ALBA Berlin a thrilling 70-69 road win over the Eisbaren Bremerhaven Sunday in a game shown live on BBL.TV. Trailing 69-68, Berlin stole a ballreversal pass leading to the game winning layup just before the final buzzer from Brown. The hardfought game saw ALBA hold a slight lead through the fist half and Bremerhaven come back to within one at the end of 3. The final quarter set the stage for the dramatic finish. Bremerhaven shot 45% from the floor to ALBA's 41% but Berlin made one more three and two more free throws in the statistically even game. ALBA's Julius Jenkins led all scorers with 24pt 6reb followed by teammate Bobby Brown 16pt and C Patrick Femerling 14pt 5reb. Bremerhaven was led by Nate Doornekamps 14pt and recently signed F Matt Haryasz 12pt 4reb. Brian Brown, Zygimantas Jonusas and RT Guinn added 11pt each. The exciting win improves ALBA to 6-2 while Bremerhaven slips to 3-4.

Deutsche Bank Skyliners 83 NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig 73
Derrick Allen scored 23pt with 8reb to push Deutsch Bank Skyliners past visiting NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig 83-73 Sunday afternoon at BallSporthalle in Frankfurt. The Phantoms started fast running to a 25-18 lead after 1Q. Frankfurt battled back to tie the game at half 39-39. Skyliners edged ahead by four after 3 and earned the ten point victory in the 4th. Stefano Garris hit 4 of 7 threes to score 17pt for Frankfurt, Pascal Roller added 12pt with Ilian Evtimov and Jimmie Hunt scoring 11pt apiece. F Andrew Drevo led Braunschweig with 23pt 7reb and F Anthony Coleman scored 12pt 4reb. Skyliners outrebounded Braunschweig 35-24 and enjoyed a large advantage from the foul line shooting 21 of 28 FT compared to the Phantoms 7 of 11. Frankfurt upped their record to 4-3 while Braunschweig fell to 5-3.

Bayer Leverkusen 87 ratiopharm Ulm 77
Bayer Leverkusen outscored ratiopharm Ulm 26-11 in the 4Q to overtake the lead and earn a hardfought 87-77 comeback win Sunday afternoon at Wilhelm-Dopatka-Halle in Leverkusen. The experienced Tyron McCoy, Nate Fox and Eric Taylor stepped up down the stretch and when Ulm all star PF fouled out with 2:57 to play, Leverkusen accelerated to the win. Ulm opened the game strong behind excellent outside shooting from EJ Gallup who buried 5 of 9 threes in the game. Leading 45-40 at half, Ulm surged ahead midway through the 3rd behind Konrad Wysocki's strong play. But a late 3Q run sparked by McCoy and Brendan Winters trimmed Ulm's 14pt lead back to 5 heading into the 4th. Nate Fox led Leverkusen with 19pt 10reb followed by Tyron McCoy's 18pt 7reb and Brendan Winters 18pt 4ast. Rans Brempong added 12pt 14reb. Bryan Lucas led Ulm with a strong 18pt 5reb followed by 17 from EJ Gallup and 11pt 9reb from Konrad Wysocki. Leverkusen improved to 5-3 while Ulm slipped to 3-4.


ALBA Berlin adds Rasic -by Moritz Korff
ALBA Berlin (1. Bundesliga) has found a player to replace injured Goran Jeretin (192-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) on the Point Guard-spot. Aleksandar Rasic (195-G-84, agency: Beo Basket) will be loaned from Dynamo Moscow for the remainder of this current season. Rasic, a 23-year-old Serb, is a product of FMP Zeleznik Beograd. He led the Adriatic League in assists per game (4.1) during the 2006-2007 campaign and averaged 11.4 points in 27 appearances for Zeleznik. He also played 16 games of the ULEB Cup and scored 10.4 points on average. Rasic moved to Efes Pilsen Istanbul later that year and managed to play five games for Efes in the Turkish league (3.8ppg, 2rpg, 4.6apg). In August 2007 he inked a two-year-agreement with Russian powerhouse Dynamo Moscow, the team of ALBAs former Head Coach Svetislav Pesic.

Regionalliga-News -by Moritz Korff

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.



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HOLLAND

Hanzevast Capitals Win In Thriller Over Eiffel Towers -by Sanders Jackson


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.
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.



Dennard Abraham leaves Aris-Friesland -by Fred Roggen
Dennard Abraham (206-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) asked yesterday to dissolve his contract. He must as soon as possible to his family in the USA because of private-circumstances. Aris Friesland is looking now for a substitute for Abraham.

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HUNGARY

Round 6 -by Tamas Deri

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
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layer 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



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ICELAND

KR vs. Stjarnan. Iceland Express league -by Siggi Hjorleifsson
One game tonight in Iceland Express league. KR beat Stjarnan in a low scoring and defensive minded game. Score after first period 8-11 for Stjarnan. More scoring in next two periods but in last period Stjarnan only score 12 pts. Final score KR 70. Stjarnan 63.
Scorers for KR. Brynjar Bjornsson 4. Fannar Olafsson 9. Palmi Sigurgeirsson 3. Jovan Zdravevski 4. Helgi Magnusson 12. Avi Fogel 12. Joshua Helm 17 + 12 rebs. Darri Hilmarsson 9
For Stjarnan. Kjartan Kjartansson 11. Sigurjon Larusson 8. Dimitar Karadzovski 21. Maurice Ingram 14 + 23 rebs. Saevar Haraldsson 5. Fannar Helgason 4.


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INDIA

Chembur crush Bandra East Community Centre -by Santhosh Kumar
Chembur YMCA crished Bandra East Community Centre 70-36 in the BECC basketball tournament being held in Mumbai. Adrain Dhanvate with 21, Sijuk 15 points were the topscorers for the winners. For BECC, Shradesh Paiyyar and Ajay Sibag scored 7 points apiece.
In exhibition matches on Sunday, Central Railway beat Maharashtra Police in 98-80, while Central Railway Blue overcame Central Railway Red 73-69.

Tuesday matches :
5.00 p.m. Girls : Indian Gymkhana versus St. Anthony's
6.30 p.m. Men's NNH vs Virar Dudes
8.00 p.m. Men's Bandra YMCA vs Mumbai Railway Police


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ITALY

Serie A Week 9: Angelico did it again... -by Stefano Pini
Montepaschi confirmed at Bologna his leadership. La Fortezza played a great first half finding good solutions with Dewarick Spencer (193-G-82, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Arkansas St.) and Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances). Siena used very well Bootsy Thornton (194-G-77, college: St.John's) in low post that opened the court for the shooters on the perimeter (16/32 by 3p.). Lottomatica is the only top team that can resist to Siena at the moment. Against Avellino there was a Roberto Gabini (198-F-75, agency: Interperformances) show: 30p. with 8/13 by 3p., 8r. and 5as. For Avellino 16+8 by Sylvere Bryan (208-C-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Tampa). Scavolini Pesaro is a growing well-coached team. At Napoli Ron Slay (203-F-81, agency: David Lee services, college: Tennessee) had 20p. in 19', Keydren Clark (173-G-84, college: St.Peter's) 18 and Carlton Myers (192-G-71, agency: World Sport Agency) scored important shots. Napoli had 18p. with 8/14 by Jumaine Jones (201-F-79, agency: Octagon, college: Georgia). Also Snaidero Udine confirmed the 2nd place in the standing, playing as a team, with 5 players that scored at least 9p. Benetton, with Matteo Soragna (199-G/F-75) and Lionel Chalmers (183-G-80, college: Xavier) arrived until -3 in the last quarter, but then Treviso missed some shots to bring the match in ot. Third victory at home at the fotofinish for Biella. But this one was the most amazing. Kevinn Pinkney (206-F-83, college: Nevada-Reno) put a big bomb by 8m at the buzzer giving to his team the victory. Upim had a good rally, coming back by -13 with Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances) and Stefano Mancinelli (202-F-83). For Angelico 14+17 by Brandon Hunter (201-F-80, college: Ohio). Good victory at home for Capo D'Orlando. Against Teramo 27p. by Tamar Ron Slay and 20p. by Judson Wallace (204-F/C-82, college: Princeton). 8as for Gianmarco Pozzecco (185-G-72). For Teramo 20p. by Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-C/F-83, agency: Interperformances). Rieti, without Morris Finley (180-G-81, college: UAB), overcame Scafati on the road. 22p. for LeRoy Hurd (202-F/G-80, college: UTSA) and 20 for Russell Carter (193-G-85, college: Notre Dame), while Joel Salvi (199-F-78, college: Rutgers) had 16 for Legea. Armani won the derby against Varese with a 27-7 in the last quarter. Golden Guys Pietro Aradori (192-G-88) and Danilo Gallinari (202-G-88, agency: Players Group) leaded their team after the 3p. show of Varese in third quarter (6/6).

Lega2-7th Day -by Gabriele Fioretti
Thanks to a great third quarter by Rashad Anderson (195-G/F-83, college: Connecticut) (33 scored) Livorno got the second success against Jesi (16 scored both by Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) and Rodger Farrington (200-C-76, college: Arizona St.)). Also Veroli (Sotiris Gioulekas (202-F-79) at 22 scored) won its second game against Ferrara (Harold Jamison (204-C-76, college: Clemson) 18 pts). Alvin Young (191-F-75, agency: SportsTalent, college: Niagara) scored 29 and Reggio Emilia came back to success on Montecatini (18 by Rodney Elliott (202-F-76, college: Maryland)). 21+9 by Omar Thomas (195-F-82, college: UTEP) and Rimini defeated Novara (10+11 by Jaime Lloreda (201-F-80, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: LSU)). 25 scored by Taquan Dean (193-G-83, college: Louisville) weren't enough for Casale that lost at home against Soresina (Quadre Lollis (200-F/C-73, college: Montana St.) 17+10). 24 by Janis Porzingis (201-F-82, agency: Stanley International) let Pistoia won on the road at Fabriano (Alex Bougaieff (208-C-77) 14+11). Trent Whiting (185-G-76, college: BYU) scored 22, Tim Pickett (193-G/F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Florida St.) scored 24, but Sassari won against Imola. 34 pts by BJ McKie (188-G-77, college: S.Carolina) led Pavia to success on Caserta (Randolph Childress (190-G-72, college: Wake Forest) at 28 scored) in the TV sunday match.
TDShop.it LI-Fileni Jesi 84-66
Prima Veroli-Carife FE 82-69
Trenkwalder RE-Agr.Glo.Mont. 80-58
Coopsette RN-Ignis Novara 89-74
Fastweb Casale-Vanoli Soresina 76-81
Indesit Fab-Carmatic PT 66-69
BancoSardegna-Aget Imola 76-51
Edimes PV-Pepsi Caserta 92-84
See complete boxscores at www.legaduebasket.it


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JAMAICA

Gardner helps Southeastern Illinois win opener -by Leonard Whyte
Harrisburg, IL - October 12, 2007: Forward Damion Gardner scored eight points to help Southeastern Illinois College beat Simmons College 88-77 in the opening game of the 2007-08 season over the weekend.

Knights join Slayers in semis; Majestic rebounds -by Leonard Whyte
Former champions Urban Knights appears ready for another run at the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/National Basketball League (NBL) title after their impressive 55-48 victory over Arnett Gardens Rockers last night at the G. C. Foster College of Physical Education & Sports. Knights who narrowly avoided the upset bug in game one, played much more consistently throughout then used a 19-9 fourth quarter to secure the victory. The prize will be another crack at nemesis and defending champions, St. George's Slayers, for a chance to advance to the finals. Linton Murray scored 14 points to lead the winners followed by Javan Bailey with 10 points. Arnel Campbell led all scorers with 19 points but this was not enough. Kwame Lawrence was next with 11 points and 15 rebounds.

Winner takes all
Meanwhile, Majestic Gardens and Blazing Panthers will play a third game to decide who will advance to the semifinals after Majestic won game two 75-68. Panthers shocked the NBL last week when they scored an improbably 10-point win over their opponents, but this time Majestic returned the favor to set up the game three battle. Baldon Todd led all scorers 27 points while teammates Kemar McLeish added 19 points and Barrington Berry 16 points and 14 rebounds. For Panthers the trio of Kirk Ferguson, Anthony White and Dushane White all finished with 13 points each. Game three will be played on Wednesday at 7:45 pm.


James sparks Cumberland in opening victory -by Leonard Whyte
Lebanon, TN - November 12, 2007: Power forward Rodney James came off the bench to help Cumberland University edge Concordia-Selma College 71-70 on Saturday night as the Bulldogs began their season on a winning note. James who played only 14 minutes also grabbed five rebounds.

Slayers book semifinal spot; Tivoli forces game three -by Leonard Whyte
Defending champions St. George's Slayers punched their ticket to the semifinal round of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/National Basketball League (NBL) playoffs when they easily dispatched Running Rebels 83-68 on Friday night in game two of their series at the University of the West Indies (UWI) court. Slayers took game one 65-40 to sweep the series 2-0. The champions were paced by the not-so-familiar names as Ryan Pedlar and Howard Daley netted 14 points each. Greg Warlock and Andrew Jones both scored 15 points to lead Rebels.

Another thriller
Tivoli All Stars and Denham Town Wizards produced another nail-biting affair, but this time Tivoli came away 79-76 victors. After trailing for most of game one, Tivoli came storming back in the fourth quarter to lose a one-point heartbreaker. In game two Tivoli were the aggressors and dominated the early minutes before taking a 45-43 halftime lead. Wizards kept pace and at the end of the third quarter both teams were deadlocked at 60. Levar Henry was a man on a mission as he refused to let Tivoli lose. He torched the Wizards for a game-high 28 points and ensured that his team finished the job this time around. He was assisted by Paul Oliphant who added 18 points. Anthony Farquharson finished with as double-double (20 points and 10 rebounds) for Wizards, and received valuable assistance from Dwayne Harris (20 points), and Mowanga Campbell (11 points). Game three is set for Wednesday at 6:00 pm.


McFarlane solid for Notre Dame -by Leonard Whyte
South Euclid, OH - October 12, 2007: Six-foot seven inch undersized center Karim McFarlane scored 13 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds to power Notre Dame College to an easy 89-71 victory over Urbana University last night. The win helped Notre Dame bounce back from their opening night loss to Ohio Dominican.

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KOSOVO

No basketball matches next weekend -by Edona Shabani
Due to local and parliamentary election in our country on November 17, 2007, the Commissary of Competition decided that all basketball matches planned for this weekend will be postponed.
The matches of the V week in Super league and III week in First league will take place on Wednesday and Thursday November, 21 and 22, while the matches of the fifth week in Toyota Women League, Juniors' League, Cadet's League and Pioneer's League “Stobi Flips” will continue on November 25, 2007

Source: www.basketbolli.com


BC Sigal Prishtin wins as a visitor in the 3rd round of regular season 2007/08 -by Ardian Jusufi

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 -by Ardian Jusufi

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.



BC Bambi wins against BC AS Prishtina and leeds the standings table -by Ardian Jusufi

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.



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KUWAIT

Qadisiyah and Kuwait won in (refresher basket) -by Saber Abdulbaset



Qadissiya achieved victory on its broad Kazma outcome 77/47 in the meeting that the line yesterday,
Also Kuwait won Yarmouk 79/71, the yellow was able to settle the meeting of the second, although the performance of Kazma was distinct during half I resolved in its favor, 16/15, but the response of the players Yellow broadside came in the second half, which ended their 30 / 4, and continued dominance in command of the third quarter (20 / 8), and was able to settle Kazma last mile for him 12/19 .


Kuwaiti basket in the same set of Egypt -by Saber Abdulbaset
Renewed competition between Egypt and Jordan in basketball competition at the Sports Arab session.
Jordan was crowned champion last Wednesday after inventory Arab Cup title by beating Egypt by 80 / 69 in the final match in Alexandria.
It seems that the title of the Arab will merge from the hands of those elected after presentations and the results achieved in the Arab Cup in Jordan quit b 8 victories led him to the title, while Egypt suffered a loss of one its matches in the eight .
And lots spared the competition in the Arab withdrawn yesterday after the withdrawal of teams Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia, Syria, direct confrontation elected in the first round behind Jordan in the first group along with Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, in Egypt and in the second put together teams of Kuwait, the UAE and Iraq.
The two teams Jordanian and Egyptian candidates to reach the final match and therefore will be an opportunity for Egypt to avenge its loss for the Arab Cup in Jordan seeks to turn rehabilitate himself and to land at the Egyptian as he lost the final contest Arabia in 1999 in Amman to Egypt in particular .


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LATVIA

Valmiera wins second in a row -by Eurobasket News
Valmiera gained an impressive form in LBL Division 1 action as they celebrated the second straight win after somehow shaky start to the season. This time Valmiera stepped up in the final term to surprise hosting VEF Riga and steal a narrow 81:78 road victory. VEF Riga entered the game with 3-3 record and wanted to move up the table. Though the game was a close battle VEF seemed to be in control as they took a 16:14 lead after the first frame and extended it to 33:29 at halftime. The teams raised the tempo after the break and were well matched in offence as VEF Riga once again enjoyed a minor dominance 28:27. But finally Curtis Nash (196-G/F-80, agency: Court Side, college: Charlotte) found the touch from beyond the arc and Agnis Cavars (196-F-86) added important jumpers to cut the deficit and later lifted Valmiera in front. Valmiera finished shooting 80% from free throw line and it counted at the dying stages of the game where the outcome was decided mainly from charity stripe. VEF Riga at the same time lacked accuracy hitting 60% of free throws. It was actually the only component VEF Riga were worse in. They outrebounded the visitors 39:38 and committed only 8 turnovers during the game.
Curtis Nash topscored for Valmiera with 21 points. Vladimir Stimac (208-C-87, agency: Interperformances) had 18 points and 16 rebounds in a winning effort. Edgars Jeromanovs delivered 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Reinis Strupovics secured another 14 points in the 4th defeat for VEF.
Bumerangs finally cinched their first win in the season as they beat Keizermezs 84:68 at home. The breakthrough for the hosts came in the second quarter as Janiks Poznaks and Agris Kazaks led their team to a 26:10 rally to leave the opponents far behind. Keizermezs struggled in accuracy throughout the game and lost the battle under the rim which resulted in the 4th consecutive loss in the season. Janis Paznaks led all scorers with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Agris Kazaks contributed 19 points for the winners. Sandis Silavs (193-G-88) responded with 17 points for the visitors.


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LITHUANIA

Expected victories for Zalgiris and Lietuvos Ritas in LKL -by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris and Lietuvos Ritas drove to their casual wins in the LKL in the 4th round. Both favorites stayed undefeated in the ladder and finally occupied the top spots. Zalgiris visited Atletas and Panevezys and secured confident wins. First Zalgiris cruised past Atletas at Kaunas Sports Hall 104:68. 3000 spectators watched a one-way traffic basketball as Zalgiris marked their dominance early on and never slowed down en route to victory. Kaunas stronghold led 54:33 at halftime and continued to mount the lead after the break. A high-scoring attitude definitely entertained the crowd and brought Zalgiris to the 4th win in the season. Marcus Brown (192-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) and Arturas Milaknis (195-G-86) netted 17 points apiece for the visitors. Jurakas had 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Sumskis nailed 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Atletas. The hosts outrebounded Zalgiris 43:31 but suffered 19 turnovers. They also lacked accuracy from the field converting 30%, while Zalgiris hit 54%.
Zalgiris closed the 4th round with the game against Panevezys. And once again Zalgiris were hardly threatened as they rolled to a comprehensive 95:73 win. This time however it was a close affair in the first half as Panevezys matched Zalgiris tempo and trailed by just 2 points at halftime. But Zalgiris rushed in front right after the main break and soon the hosts found themselves behind by 20 points. Zalgiris wisely held on to the lead and celebrated their 5th win at the tournament. Paulius Jankunas scored 24 points for the winners. Jurakas added 14 points for Zalgiris. Christopher Hill and Mindaugas Budzinauskas (198-G-73) chipped in 17 points apiece for Panevezys as they fell to 2-4 record in the ladder.
Lietuvos Ritas played at Ekinsta Centre in Vilnius against Sakalai and grabbed their sixth consecutive victory 83:74. Sakalai looked aggressive and confident enough to accumulate a 39:35 lead at halftime. But the third quarter changed the complexion of the game as Lietuvos Ritas fired 32 points limiting the hosts to 17. Sakalai still were able to outscore Ritas 18:16 in the fourth stanza but it never helped them to come up with a surprise. Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) led Lietuvos Ritas with 17 points. Darrel Mitchell provided 14 points and 6 rebounds. Justinas Sinica and Rolandas Matulis (199-C-73) delivered 17 points apiece for the losing side.


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MALAYSIA

Schedule for Johor international basketball invitation game -by Chong Jzen

Participant team
Malaysia NT
Hong Kong NT
Dong Gun Poning (China)
Home United(Singapore)
NBC Spring Cooking Oil (Philippines)
IBL All-Star( Indonesia)


venue: Johor Larkin indoor stadium


13/11/2007

Dong Gun Poning VS Home United

Hong Kong NT VS NBC-SCO

Malaysia NT VS IBL All-Star


14/11/2007

IBL All-star VS Dong Gun Poning

Home United VS Hong Kong NT

NBC-SCO VS Malaysia NT


16/11/2007

Dong Gun Poning VS Malaysia NT

Home United VS NBC-SCO

IBL All-Star VS Hong Kong NT


17/11/2007

NBC-SCO VS IBL All-Star

Hong Kong NT VS Dong Gun Poning

Malaysia NT VS Home United


18/11/2007

Home United VS IBL All-Star

Dong Gun Poning VS NBC-SCO

Malaysia NT VS Hong Kong NT




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MEXICO

From ABA to LNBP -by Gianni Pascucci
Cicero Cometas USA-MEX players Gilby Sanchez (5'8''-G-83, college: Mayville St.) and Zach Alvidrez (6'7''-F-83) will fly to Mexico for an opportunity to showcase their skills and earn a spot in the Mexican LNBP. Team Owner Javier Haggar was instrumental in securing the deal for Sanchez and is seeking a replacement for him with a point guard from Mexico. Alvidrez will work out for some teams to secure a roster spot. "This is professional basketball and players come and go", said General Manager and Head Coach M.A. Harris. "Part of our mission is to enhance players' skills and provide opportunities for hard working players to advance their basketball careers and earning potential". "If things don't work out for Gilby and Zack in Mexico, they will be welcomed back here with Cometas USA" said Haggar.

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MONTENEGRO

MNT1B : Ljubovic win aginst University of Mediteran 76-54 -by Dragan Scepanovic
In first game of 4 Round of MNT1B division basketball club Ljubovic Podgorica win in game against BC University of Mediteran 76-54 (25-11,15-13,19-17,17-13).Good game in team of Ljubovic Podgorica play Obradovic 12 points,Popovic 12 points, Tapuskovic 11 and in team of University of Mediteran Palameta and Stankovi with 11 points

MNT1B : BC Budva win in derby against Buducnost 2 85-61 -by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball club Budva win in derby game of 4 round of MNT1B division against BC Buducnost 2 Podgorica 85-61 (19-16,22-18,19-14,25-13).Once again best player in team of BC Budva was Filip Goranovic (208-F/C-85) with 26 points and 9 rebounds.Good game play Kunjic 15 points and 5 asist,Susic 11 points and 7 rebounds,In team Buducnost 2 Podgorica best was Vladimir Dasic with 25 points

Vasilije Seferovic stop on 35 points and 45 index points -by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball club Danilovgrad win in derby game of MNT1A opportunity league against BC Ulcinj 97-93 in city of Danilovgrad.Best player of the game was Vasilije Seferovic (193-G/F-85) ho score 35 points with 9 rebounds.Seferovic was best defence player on season 2006-2007 in MNT1A league.Good game in team of Danilovgrad play again Aleksandar Radulovic 10 points and 14 rebounds.In team of Ulcinj good game play Marko Sekulic with 18 points and 8 rebounds.

KK Buducnost lost to Croatian representative -by Eurobasket News

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



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MOROCCO

Day 4 Results -by Nour Amri
No main surprises this week-end in Division 1. The traditional MAS / IRT was as usual a very exiting game. But this one was different. Basketball's reporter Said Bencharki (L'Opinion newspaper) said he does not remember such a beautiful and interesting game since he started his carrier 28 years ago. Both teams showed high level of basketball in a never-ending heartbreak game that finished after 3 overtimes with the score of 114-111 for the local team. IRT could not impose this time her pace on the court. They followed MAS players and spectators rhythm and simply did forget to play her well known solid defense. Good for the spectators, bad for IRT who tasted her first defeat of the season.
RCA confirmed at home his leadership in a very bored game where both teams played with a low intensity and poor basketball level. With IRT defeat, RCA is now the sole League's leader with 4 straight wins.
Thank to a great 4th quarter, FUS got the second success against CMC after a difficult first half where coach Uariachi's players showed a lack of concentration due most probably to overconfidence.
ASS had a tricky game to play in TSC but coped with success. This drives TSC further down. With CMC and MET, those three are each week more and more in trouble

Day 4 results: MAS # IRT: 114-111 / RCA # KAC: 68-55 / TSC # ASS: 55-59 / FUS # CMC: 59-52 / MET # WAC: 57-74


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NBA

Miami and Washington enjoy the first wins in the season -by Eurobasket News
It was the day for some joy in Miami and Washington as both the Heat and the Wizards finally posted their initial victories of the season. Miami needed to go to New York to come away with the primary success as they nipped the Knicks 75:72. After losing 7straight preseason games and falling short in 5 more regular season encounters the Heat obviously needed this one to shake things up. They were still without the services of Dwayne Wade who is already training with the squad but does not risk playing yet. The Knicks missed Zach Randolph who left for his grandmother funeral. Miami opened the game with a 25:20 rally to grab early lead. But later the scoring efforts went draught and the Heat were able to score just 27 points in the second and third terms combined. The hosts surged ahead and hold on to a 6-point advantage entering the final period. The Heat emerged with 6 straight points late in the final stanza and Jason Williams (6'1''-G-75, college: Florida) put the visitors in front 73:72. Later the Heat point guard scored two free throws, while Stephon Marbury missed a three-pointer to seal the win for Miami. Jason Williams netted 17 points, while Udonis Haslem had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Eddy Curry (6'11''-C/F-82) answered with 19 points for New York as they lost their second in a row.
Washington overcame Atlanta away from home to improve their record. The Wizards took control from the start and never trailed en route to their first win in the season. Caron Bulter netted 24 points and Antawn Jamison provided 23 points and 15 boards in winning effort for the Wizards. Atlanta lost the 2nd consecutive game and the first one at home in the season. Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85) scored 23 points for the Hawks and Joe Johnson had 22 points in defeat.
Seattle meanwhile remained the only winless team in the League after they lost to Detroit Pistons 103:107 at home. The defeat marked the worst season start in franchise history as the Supersonics fell to 0-7 record. Detroit easily posted a 35:20 advantage after the first frame and fostered it till the final buzzer. Richard Hamilton (6'7''-G-78, college: Connecticut) finished with game-high 32 points. Antonio McDyess and Rasheed Wallace contributed 15 points apiece for Detroit. Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) was a usual top scorer for Seattle with 19 points.

Seattle - Detroit 103:107
Seattle: Kevin Durant 19, Jeff Green 17
Detroit: Richard Hamilton 32, Antonio McDyess 15+15 boards, Rasheed Wallace 15

Atlanta - Washington 90:101
Atlanta: Josh Smith 23, Joe Johnson 22
Washington: Caron Butler (6'7''-F-80, college: Connecticut) 24, Antawn Jamison 23+15 boards, Gilbert Arenas 18

New York - Miami 72:75
New York: Eddy Curry 19, David Lee 14+14 boards
Miami: Jason Williams 17, Udonis Haslem 16+16 boards, Shaquille O'Neal 14

Philadelphia - New Orleans 72:93
Philadelphia: Andre Iguodala (6'6''-G-84, college: Arizona) 17, Samuel Dalembert 15+10 boards
New Orleans: Chris Paul (6'0''-G-85, college: Wake Forest) 16, David West 16, Bobby Jackson 12

Charlotte - Houston 82:85
Charlotte: Matt Carroll (6'6''-F-80, college: Notre Dame) 17, Jason Richardson 16
Houston: Ming Yao (7'5''-C-80) 34, Tracy McGrady 26

San Antonio - Milwaukee 113:88
San Antonio: Emanuel Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) 21, Michael Finley 17, Tim Duncan 16+10 boards
Milwaukee: Mo Williams 17, Michael Redd 14

LA Clippers - Cleveland 95:103
LA Clippers: Sam Cassell (6'3''-G-69, college: Florida St.) 28, Corey Maggette 25+11 boards
Cleveland: Zydrunas Ilgauskas (7'2''-C-75, agency: Interperformances) 25, Lebron James 22, Drew Gooden 18+17 boards


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NCAA2

Columbus State edges Stonehill in third overtime -by Eurobasket News
It was a thriller in Florida as the Columbus State Cougars faced Stonehill Skyhawks at the Disney Tip-Off Classic yesterday. The Cougars ensured a spectacular 114:113 victory in the third overtime and finished Florida action with 2-1 record.
The Cougars surged ahead late in the first half as they capped it with a 12:0 rally and led by as many as 20 points at halftime. However Stonehill revived after the break and started to crave their way back into the contest. They posted a 17:2 run midway through the second half and cut the deficit to just a single point. Columbus replied with a 6:0 run to clear off to 7-point distance but it was not the end of the game. The Skyhawks found the way to close the gap at the dying seconds and forced overtime. It was a close affair in the first extra period but it was Daniel Quinlan (6'3''-G) who could win it for the Cougars. He had a ball in the last possession of the extra period but his attempt was blocked and the teams headed into the second overtime. The Cougars led all the way through the second overtime but Matt Hall (6'3''-G, college: Stonehill) drew the teams, while Sean Miller was blocked attempting for the buzzer-beater. It was all about the block once again in the third overtime as the Cougars led by a single point with 19 seconds left and the Skyhawks possessed the ball. AJ Rudowitz was given a chance to pull the win away for Stonehill but his shot was blocked by Maurice Arnold.
Daniel Quinlan led the winners with 27 points. Holloway contributed 25 points off the bench, while Maurice Arnold added 23 points and 17 rebounds for Columbus State. Nick Smith (6'7''-F, college: Stonehill) responded with 28 points for the Skyhawks. Matt Hall provided 27 points in a loss.

Columbus State - Stonehill 114:113 (OT)
Columbus: Daniel Quinlan 27, Holloway 25, Maurice Arnold 23+17 boards
Stonehill: Nick Smith 28, Matt Hall 27


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PHILIPPINES

Philippine national team to battle against Lebanon's Al-Riyadi -by Hector Santos
Southeast Asian Games-bound Philippine national team will thus face its toughest game in its preparation before heading to SEA Games in Thailand as they set to battle in a series of tune games the multi-titled professional club team from Lebanon, the Al-Riyadi.

“There will be no disruption in our (PBL) calendar and (coach) Junel can now freely pick whoever he wants. And even during the days that we have games, especially when Lebanon team arrives, they will be asked to play consecutive games. So there's really no conflict.”

Based on Trinidad's proposal, PBL players selected to join the revitalized national squad will still play for their mother ball clubs and honor their national commitment during their off days, including a series of tune-up matches with the Joe Vogel (211-C-73, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Colorado St.)-led Sporting Al-Riyadi Beirut club of Lebanon.

Once the national team arrive from a brief stint in Singapore, the Nationals will immediately buckle down to work and collide with the Lebanese on Nov. 27, 29 and 31 before leaving on Dec. 3 to face their ultimate test in Thailand.


Singapore Slingers to tap Filipino Players -by Hector Santos
The Singapore Slingers are planning to tap former Filipino stars like Vergel Meneses and Bong Alvarez to attract a bigger Filipino crowd as reported by a local news paper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The Singapore Slingers are the first Asian-based club in the Australian NBL and joined at the start of the 2006/07 season. The head coach is former West Sydney Razorbacks coach Gordie McLeod and they play at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS).

The club was the brainchild of NBL stalwart Bob Turner, the Slingers' CEO. The NBL believes the club can open the league to wider audiences and greater revenue. However, the club has averaged crowds of only 1-2000 at its home games so far this season.

Singaporean national team mainstays Pathman Matialakan and Koh Meng Koon are the only locals that played for the team.

This will be a very good move for the Slinger if ever since an Asian team in an Asian city needs at least one good Asian face on it to attract a greater level of local support.


Singapore no match against SEAG-bound Philippine national team -by Hector Santos
Philippine-Harbour National Team storm fast the Singaporean National Team in a recently concluded tune-up game in Singapore. The said tune-up game was part of the preparation of both countries before heading to Southeast Asian Games in Thailand.

The scores:
Philippines (90) -- Fernandez 14, Belga 12, Alonzo 9, Cabahug 9, Cruz 8, Dela Cuesta 7, Chan 7, Bautista 6, Castro 6, Crisano 6, Vergara 2, Tiu 2, Salangsang 2, Tan 0.

Singapore (42) -- Jian 14, Matialakan 9, Khoo 5, Folkoff 5, Aw 4, Long 2, Yuh 2, Ju 1, Jie 0, Leong 0.

Quartersores: 22-9; 42-18; 63-13; 90-42.


Philippine NT to face Cambodia in SEA Games opener -by Hector Santos
SINGAPORE -- Less than a month before it plunges into action in the 24th SEA Games next month in Thailand, the Harbour Centre-RP men's basketball team has gotten a lot of good things.

First, they will meet their possible title rival in Indonesia only after an easy opening day game against lowly Cambodia on Dec. 7, according to a tentative schedule released by organizers.

Then, news back home were forwarded that Gabriel Norwood (196-G/F-85), the much- sought versatile Fil-Am, has already been allowed by PBL team Hapee Toothpaste to suit up for the RP team.

“It's a big, big development as far as the team is concerned and I'd like to thank the board for coming out to help the team,” Harbour Center's Mikee Romero said.

The addition of Norwood is just what head coach Junel Baculi and his staff wanted. Norwood played for the RP team that campaigned in the FIBA-Asia Qualifying in Japan, and was exposed as a brilliant all-around player who can play four positions.

Other than that, the RP coaching staff also welcomed the development of a lighter opening-game schedule, saying that they will capitalize on it by scouting tougher SEA rivals to make the needed preparations.

“It's just like a lull before the storm,” said head coach Junel Baculi. “It will give us time to adjust to the venue and time to scout our rivals. Scouting is very important in any tournament.”

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are the nations considered to inflict surprises on the defending champion Philippines in the five-nation tournament.

The Filipinos battle the Indonesians on Dec. 9, the Malaysians on Dec. 11 and the hosts on Dec. 13 in the single-round robin format.

But before the Philippines plays the tougher teams, Baculi and his staff Louie Alas, Baujing Acot and Ryan Dy must have scouted their toughest rivals.

That's because Malaysia and Indonesia square off right after the RP-Cambodia match, while Thailand �" considered to be the biggest pain in the neck for the Filipinos �" opens its campaign the following day.

Baculi said that the short tournament format also favors the Philippines, since it will have the luxury to hide its aces against Cambodia. The Malaysians and the Indonesians are not expected to do the same, since every win counts because of the system.

“That will give us enough time to prepare and plan our strategy,” said Romero. “We just hope to do the right thing and pray that the schedule won't change.”

Alas said the country has pretty good chances of beating the Malaysians and Indonesians but they will have to be wary against the host.

“Knowing them, we have to prepare hard and be tough because they will do everything to stop us,” said Alas.

And that's also the reason why Romero wants the Nationals to be a bit more physical in their four-game series in this island-nation, where they kicked off their bid with a 90-42 blowout win over the host's national team.

“We saw how the Thais played during the SEABA championship that's why I expect some rugged action on the court,” said Romero who flew in Sunday here.

Baculi also said that the team has vastly improved since starting poorly in their recent PBL stint.

“We're on track and I'm happy to say that we're improving since our last game in the PBL tournament,” said Baculi. “May communication na sa loob. May fluidity na talaga.”

Meantime, PBL Commissioner Chino Trinidad also expressed his gratitude to all owners and team representatives for their support for the national team.

“As what I've said before, PBL teams will always help and deliver if it is for the national cause. So everybody agreed to help the RP team,” said Trinidad, who added that some games involving some players of the RP team would also be altered.

In other news, the RP women's team will have Indonesia as its opening game rival on Dec. 8 also at the same venue.

Aside from the Philippines and Indonesia, also competing in the women's side are Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.


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PORTUGAL

LIga Uzo Round 4 -by Luis Rocha
A round played away for all the teams. An innovation of LCB, to take the games to cities where there are no teams that play professional basket. Close games in Barreirense-Cab (80-83) and Ginasio -Belenenses (89-93). Ginasio keeps on a battle to stabilize it´s roster, players come and go, and the team colects defeats one after the other. Porto and Ovarense are doing their job with normality, they keep on winning easily, they´re surely the best teams in Liga, and a lot has to change in other teams rosters to modify thhis state of things. Porto beat Lusitania 75-66, and Ovarense smashed Vagos 103-78. The MVP of the round goes to Lusitânia´s Ryan Rourke (203-G-83, college: Cornell) he scored 29 points, get 8 rebounds and gave 3 assists. A nice player in a team that needs desperately of more players.

Proliga round 6 -by Luis Rocha
Big surprise once again in Proliga, Fisica went to Coimbra to play with Academica, and lost 72-80. Academica was last, Fisica first, unbelievable!!!. Benfica went to Sampaense and made things get back to normality winning 82-55.Sangalhos hosted Maia and beat them 83-78, Maia put up a good fight and could turn out the winner, but Sangalhos know how to finish the game. Galitos kept his way of bad results, this time they played at home against Atletico and lost 66-77 to a team that keeps on a good run and play without foreign players. Angra hosted Esgueira but could´n win the game, once again they played untill the end, but lost by 2 points 76-78. Illiabum was too strong to Seixal, and won 72-55. Finally CTM at home couldn´t face the tough opposition of Vitoria and get smashed by 50 points!!!! (46-96). Kevin Jolley (197-F-82, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Quinnipiac) of Sangalhos was the round MVP, with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. This guy pull up his team all through the match.

Ovarense hosts Ventspils in ULEB -by Hugo Costa
Portuguese champions Ovarense debut at home in ULEB Cup this season hosting BK Ventspils in Dolce Vita Arena. Luis Magalhaes' squad si ready for confrontation as they want their first win ever in the competition after failing to win in Zelejnik last week against FMP, 89-79, the only defeat Ovarense as suffered this season in official matches, as they have right now 7 wins (4 in UZO League, 2 in Champions' Tournament and 1 in Supercup).
Ovar fans are ready also to support their team in the Arena's debut in European competitions and want to relive magnificent win in pre-season against Baloncesto Leon, which gave lots of confidence to the portuguese side, which has Ben Reed (191-G/F-83, college: W.Michigan) as a doubt. The US guard has suffered a shoulder injury in Ovarense's first match and as not played again.


Joao Santos' 100th league game, Ovarense in Uleb Cup -by Sergio Silva
Title: Notable achievement from Joao Santos (205-C-79, college: Nevada-Reno)
Joao Santos reached this weekend a great achievement. He has played his game nº100 in the Spanish ACB League. This player, who is now in his 4th season with Capitol Valladolid is one of the Portuguese NT members. Congratulations Joao!

Title: 2nd day for Ovarense in Uleb Cup
After they lost in 1st day against the powerfull Serbian side of FMP, Ovarense receives this tuesday the Latvian team of Ventspils. Even if they lost the 1st game by 89-79, Ovarense has, again, the possibility to show to Europe how the portuguese basketball is growing up in his quality. Let's hope that this time the portuguese team will be able to win. The match takes place in Ovar at 9:00 pm.


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PUERTO RICO

Boricuas Abroad -by Alessandro Fontana
During the week end, a lot of Boricuas played very good in Europe and in Mexico. The best scorer was Keenan Jourdon who scored 40 points!!! in the game Dorados against Halcones de Corodoba. To mention also the great game of Sharif Fajardo in the Adriatic League.
EUROPE:
In Italy, Filiberto Rivera played a good game, He scored 10 points (5/7 2pts, 0/2 3pts) with 5 rebs and 3 assts but his team Eldo Napoli was defeated by Scavolini Pesaro 73-84. Napoli has a 2-7 standings.
In Spain, Fuenlabrada won against Granada 74-70, "Snoop" Peter John Ramos played 17 minutes, with 0 pts (0/3 2pts) and 1 steal. Unicaja Malaga was defeated by Bilbao 77-76. Daniel Santiago played 15 minutes with 0pts (0/2), Our Boricuas in Spain had some problems this week-end and they did not play very good.
In Turkey, Besiktas won against Darussafaka 73-58. Christian Dalmau scored 2pts with 5 assts, for Rick Apodaca only 2pts and 6 assts. Besiktas has now a 4-2 standings in the Turkish League.
In Poland, Donald Copeland played a great game but his team was defeated by AZS 78-76. He scored 17 points + 9 assists. Copeland is the second best scorer of the Polish league with 20,5 pts and He is the best assistman (6,2 per game) of the Tournament. Andres Rodriguez scored 9pts+7assts and his team Turow won easily against Polpak 79-59. Carlos Rivera was the MVP of the game Polonia Warszawa-Gornik. His team won 73-55 and He scored 15pts+6rebs+2assts.
In the Adriatic League, Sharif Fajardo was the MVP of the game Union Olimpija-Siroki. His team Siroki won unexpectedly against one of the strongest teams of this Adriatic League 84-78. Fajardo scored 25 points (5/8 2pts, 3/4 3pts, 6/8 FT) and He catched 7 rebounds.
Cibona was defeated by Partizan 78-77. For "El Jefe" Larry Ayuso 15pts and 4 assts.

ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, NBA:
In Argentina, Jeff Aubry played against Erick Rodriguez. Jeff Aubry and his team Independiente de Neuquen defeated Penarol 94-87. For Aubry only 2pts and 4 rebs in 14 minutes. For Rodriguez 12pts and 4 rebs.
In Australia, the team of Angelo Reyes, Wollongong Hawks was defeated by Cairns Taipans 103-86. Reyes scored 16pts (7/14 2pts, 2/2 3pts) and He catched 14 rebounds.
In Mexico, Keenan Jourdon played a great game, He was unstoppable, He scored 40 points but his team could not defeat Halcones de Corodoba. Dorados were defeated 100-86. For Rafael 'Pachy' Cruz 17pts.
Carmelo Lee played two "partidazos" in the LNBP, his team Mayas won these two games, the first against Lobos 88-66. Carmelo Lee scored 27pts+6rebs+2assts, in the second game Mayas defeated Fuerza regia 99-82, for Carmelo Lee 27 points.
IN NBA, On Saturday, Dallas was defeated by Portland 82-91. Jose Juan Barea scored 9 pts (0/4 2pts, 3/3 3pts) in 21 minutes. Orlando was also defeated by Phoenix 106-96. Carlos Arroyo played a good game, in 31 minutes He scored 13 pts (2/3 2pts, 3/3 3pts) and 8 assists.
A. Fontana


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SCOTLAND

Another win, another away -by Eurobasket News

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



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SERBIA

Partizan remains on top alone, Hemofarm beat FMP -by Dragan Jankovski
In game between two Euroleague teams Partizan Igokea recorded important win vs Cibona in Zagreb 78-77. Black and white team won in thriller despite they played last couple of minutes without Pekovic and Palacio who fouled out. Hero of the game was Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) who made a lay-up for 78-77 with 5 seconds remaining and later stole the ball from Kelley in Cibona's last possession. Current MVP of Euroleague, Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket), added 15 points and 6 rebounds for Partizan while Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82) followed him with 14 points. Sam Hoskin (206-F/C-79, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: De Paul) posted 18 points including 8 rebounds for Cibona. With this victory Partizan remains alone on top with 8 wins while Cibona has 5-4.

Crvena Zvezda outplayed Zagreb in Belgrade's hall Pionir 91-83 once again owing to wonderful performance by Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86) who stopped on 26 points and 7 rebounds. Dragicevic is MVP of round 9 with index 37.

Vojvodina Srbijagas was better than Helios Domzale on the road 69-64. It is obvious that Slovenian champs struggles this season as they have only 2 wins so far. Ivan Ivanovic (205-F-80, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 19 points for the winners while Helios got 16 points from Dario Krejic (194-G-78, agency: VTBM/SRBM).

Hemofarm STADA celebrated in Serbian derby against FMP at home 81-80. With three minutes left in the game it seemed Hemofarm will finish it with routine as they had 75-68 but Panthers, through Krstovic and Erceg, made turn 79-80. Hemofarm registered fifth win in Adriatic league thanks to Jagodnik's lay-up 5 seconds before the end. Center Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) was the best in Hemofarm collecting 22 points and 9 rebounds while on the other side Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) was better than the others in FMP scoring 23 points.


Cibona - Partizan Igokea 77-78
(20-14,11-15,25-24,21-25)

Cibona:
Hoskin 18 (8 rebs), Ayuso 15 (4 as)
Partizan Igokea: Pekovic 15 (6 rebs), Vitkovac 14 (5 rebs)


Crvena Zvezda - Zagreb CO 91-83
(22-20,16-15,27-20,26-28)

Crvena Zvezda:
Dragicevic 26 (7 rebs), Cook 14 (6 as)
Zagreb CO: Vladovic 20 (7 as, 4 st), Dundovic 16


Helios Domzale - Vojvodina Srbijagas 64-69
(20-20,22-12,8-18,14-19)

Helios Domzale:
Krejic 16 (4 rebs), Troha 13
Vojvodina Srbijagas: Ivanovic 19, Nemeth 12


Hemofarm STADA - FMP 81-80
(27-19,19-24,14-17,21-20)

Hemofarm STADA:
Vukosavljevic 22 (9 rebs), Joksimovic 16 (4 as), Jagodnik 13 (9 rebs)
FMP: Krstovic 23 (4 rebs), Labovic 16 (6 rebs)


Novi Sad PB continues with a new head coach -by Dragan Jankovski
After tough win against Ergonom at home and road defeat over Sloga Kraljevo 99-83 head coach of Novi Sad Panonska Banka, Dragan Torbica, stepped down on his own request. Yet, assistant coach of the team, Milovan Rakic, also decided to resign. Management of the team immediately hired new a head coach. It is Radomir Kisic who used to work in Spartak Subotica and Leotar Trebinje.

Macvan attracts interest of Partizan Belgrade -by Nenad Ilijev
One of the top basketball prospects in Europe, Milan Macvan (206-F/C-89) soon becomes eligible to sign first professional contract in his career. Macvan will celebrate his 18th birthday on November 16th but who will get this all around player it's unknown yet. He is still member of FMP Zeleznik but there is a big possibility for Macvan to move on. According to Serbian newspapers, Partizan Igokea is very interested in this player. If Macvan decides to sign with 'black-whites', Serbian champion would need to pay buy-out to FMP Zeleznik.
Milan Macvan joined FMP in 2003 playing for its cadet team. He was assigned to senior team this season and he is averaging 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg at the moment. He was key member in Serbian U19 National team that won World Championship this summer. He averaged 15.4ppg and 4.9rpg in this tournament.


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SEYCHELLES

PLS Hawks crowned with blow-out win -by Carlos Pereira
IT was a blow-out and the Men's division 1A title went to PLS Hawks as they wrestled the coveted crown from Premium Cobras' grasps.

Against the Cobras, PLS Hawks' coach Tony Juliette put together a plan that befuddled the PLS Hawks' go-to-guy Omony drives past Premium Cobras Reuben Kolawoleoutgoing champions all evening in last Saturday's title decider which started more than two hours behind the scheduled time of 4.30 p.m. This is because handball and earlier basketball matches had overlapped into each others' scheduled times and also the organisers had to wait for a second referee as there was just one present at the Palais des Sports for the title decider.
The up-tempo play suited the Hawks fine in the blowout victory and Ugandan Stephen Omony was just marvellous as he literally killed the Cobras, handling most of his team's scoring with a game-high 44 points - almost half of their score in the 97-70 win. PLS Hawks won the match fair and square. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it.
“I had to come out and take control by playing hard. Our performance is a reflection of how hard we have been training lately after going down. We got maximum contribution from all the players on both the offensive and defensive ends,” said 27-year-old Omony who has won a third league crown since joining the Hawks in 2002. The other two triumphs came in 2002 and 2005.
Ironically, it was the Cobras who got off to a quick start with playmaker Tony ‘Siro' Moustache netting the game's first four points, but when Omony equalised at 6-6 with 7 minutes 07 seconds (7:07) left in the first quarter, the Uganda international just did not get out of the groove. On the back of Omony's 19 individual points including three 3-pointers in the first quarter, the Hawks, who put on a show of aggressive and fast flowing basketball, used a 20-6 run to distance themselves from their opponents at the end of the first 10 minutes of play (26-12).
It was one-way traffic again in the second quarter for PLS Hawks and Omony was just amazing to watch as all he did looked right and 95% of his attempted shots just dropped and he even got some friendly rebound.
When coach Juliette decided to give Omony some rest late in the second quarter, the Hawks' lead had extended to 17 points and they went for the intermission, leading 45-28.
Unable to find a way back into the match as they had run into a formidable PLS Hawks team last Saturday, Premium Cobras took some more punishment and Seychelles international power forward Dominic Pillay just could not believe his eyes when Omony buried a baseline jumper right from under his nose early in the third quarter.
When Premium Cobras thought they had only Omony to try and put under control, playmaker Thomas Collie made them pay for their slack defence on him with eight consecutive points including two treys.
Again the Hawks, who even led by 26 points at one time - 69-43 - on an Omony lay-up with 1:11 left to play in the third quarter, knotted the third 10-minute spell 25-21, bringing the score to 71-49.
There was absolutely no way back for the Cobras even if they would have hoped for another self-destruct attitude by the Hawks. But this time, it did not happen although coach Juliette's players committed some silly fouls.
Even though they lost the fourth quarter 20-21, PLS Hawks, who had pulled away down the stretch, celebrated a deserved victory and although there was no man-of-the-match award to be distributed on the night, Omony knew he would have won it as he was Hawks' go-to-guy and he delivered to dethrone the Cobras.
Other than Omony, PLS Hawks had two more players scoring in double digits - playmaker Collie (11 points) and centre Neddy ‘Oye' Fanchette (15 points).
For the Cobras who misfired all night, especially on the free-throw line, Tanzanian Abdallah ‘Dulla' Ramadhan was their best scorer with 16 points but like his teammates he had a poor game in relation to his usually high-scoring and energetic style of play.

What they said:

Tony Juliette, PLS Hawks' coach: “Our playing strategy worked almost perfectly today (Saturday) and my players heeded my advice when I sent them out on the court. Our defence stifled the Cobras offence and we got some easy options in attack and even brought down a lot of offensive rebounds.
We now have our eyes set on winning the SBF Cup to achieve a double. I have to thank all my players, members of management, fans for their contribution. And all those who for a reason whatsoever has left the team, you have also played a part in making the PLS Hawks team champions.”

Roy Collie, Premium Cobras' team president: “We wanted to win the match, but we made too many turnovers. It was just not our day. I have to congratulate PLS Hawks on their league win and a special mention must go to Omony (Stephen). He killed us tonight (Saturday night). Now, we must concentrate on winning the SBF Cup. Also, I would like to point out that it is frustrating for players to wait for more than two hours to play a match. Some even thought that the game was to be postponed.”


Results of two SBF Cup matches played on Saturday:
HotShots beat RA Sisters 72-32 in game one of the best-of-three women's semifinals
MBU Rockers beat Cascade Bullets 67-45 in a men's quarterfinal match

G. G.


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SINGAPORE

Singapore Slingers to tap Filipino Players -by Hector Santos
The Singapore Slingers are planning to tap former Filipino stars like Vergel Meneses (191-F-69) and Bong Alvarez to attract a bigger Filipino crowd as reported by a local news paper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The Singapore Slingers are the first Asian-based club in the Australian NBL and joined at the start of the 2006/07 season. The head coach is former West Sydney Razorbacks coach Gordie McLeod and they play at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS).

The club was the brainchild of NBL stalwart Bob Turner, the Slingers' CEO. The NBL believes the club can open the league to wider audiences and greater revenue. However, the club has averaged crowds of only 1-2000 at its home games so far this season.

Singaporean national team mainstays Pathman Matialakan and Koh Meng Koon are the only locals that played for the team.

This will be a very good move for the Slinger if ever since an Asian team in an Asian city needs at least one good Asian face on it to attract a greater level of local support.


Singapore national team bows to Philippine national team -by Hector Santos
Philippine-Harbour National Team storm fast the Singaporean National Team in a recently concluded tune-up game in Singapore. The said tune-up game was part of the preparation of both countries before heading to Southeast Asian Games in Thailand.

The scores:
Philippines (90) -- Fernandez 14, Belga 12, Alonzo 9, Cabahug 9, Cruz 8, Dela Cuesta 7, Chan 7, Bautista 6, Castro 6, Crisano 6, Vergara 2, Tiu 2, Salangsang 2, Tan 0.

Singapore (42) -- Jian 14, Matialakan 9, Khoo 5, Folkoff 5, Aw 4, Long 2, Yuh 2, Ju 1, Jie 0, Leong 0.

Quartersores: 22-9; 42-18; 63-13; 90-42.


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SPAIN

Round 8: David Garcia MVP LEB-Silver and Jhonatan Luz Dos Santos MVP LEB-Bronze -by Daniel Fernandez

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)



Gonzalo Garcia released -by Robert Mayor
Ford Burgos decided to cut coach Gonzalo Garcia de Vitoria after eight LEB Gold games, in which team presents one victory and seven defeats, a bad result for a club that wants to continue in second spanish basketball division.

Garcia arrived to Burgos last season and helped the team to stay in LEB Gold.


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ST.KITTS

Eston Is Back!! -by Jay
Hitters embarrasses Chappurtin

The DIGICEL SKABA premier league continued over the weekend when the Cable and Wireless Fig Tree Dirt Revellers staved off a 20 point 4th quarter comeback to record an exciting 99-95 victory over the TDC Berger Trotters. Leading the way was 2005 playoff MVP Eston Williams (183-G) who has picked up exactly where he left off two seasons ago with a blistering 24 points and an amazing 16 assists. Eston has been out of action for most of the last two seasons after having one of the best seasons of any player in recent times in 2005. Williams led the Fig Tree team to their 2005 championship averaging over 30 pts per game in the 2005 playoffs. Eston marked his return to Fig Tree with an amazing 6 3-pointers in his first game in 2 seasons earlier in the last week. Eston's return will certainly do well to boost Fig tree's confidence as they have been experiencing an inconsistent season with the absence of big man Kemo Duncan. Levi “By-By” Fyfeild had a valiantly exciting 29 points with 5 assists in a losing effort.

In other games the Rams Hitters showed that they are seemingly well on their way to yet another SKABA Premier Division title as they steamrolled the last placed DHL Shawn K Richards Sandy Point Chappurtin. It was all Hitters from start to end as the Sandy Point team had no answer for the Hitters big guns in Shawn “Shabba” Forbes who had 17 pts and 16 rebs, Marlon “Jah Love” Powell with 19 pts and 5 assists and 5 steals, Ansel “Bonzi” Revan with 14 and David Dowell with 22 pts and 5 rebounds. Thew first half ended with Hitters up 43-28 and the final score saw Hitters with a very convincing 107-56 victory. Ouckland Connor
The victory was hitters 9th straight for the season giving them an unblemished 9-0 record. The 17 time national champions have been able to maintain focus despite the numerous delays and stoppages that the league has experienced during the year. While other teams have lost focus and interest due to the prolonged delay in the re-start of the division , Hitters have maintained their regular practice sessions and Coach James Hanley has been able to keep the team focused on the league. This has enabled the team to maintain their dominance despite the absence of key player Marvin Davis who is on a basketball scholarship in the US. Fig Tree also has one of their main players in Kemo Duncan on scholarship in the US as well as Trotters with Hamil Bassue.
Expect very excting games during the upcoming week when Hitters plays Cayon
And St.Pauls battles Fig Tree on Tuesday evening. Cayon has been having a relativrely good season and although Hitters boasts an unblemished record Cayon certainly has the player personnel or talent to hand Hitters their first loss of the season. St.Pauls Tuff Knots were at one point considered serious championship contenders . However over their last 4 games they have shown that they are not that invincible with losses to Hitters and Cayon the Tuff Knots are struggling. Fig Tree is slightly re-energised with the presence of Eston Williams so the match-up will certainly provide much excitement at Basketball City.
Courtesy of stkittsbasketball.com


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SYRIA

Imports Transaction -by Mohammed Malas
- The big NBA career Samaki Walker (206-F/C-76, college: Louisville) would be soon be part of Al Jalaa's setup for the new season, The management of the club has agreed with the player officially.

Walker has a bright NBA career as he played there for 8 seasons with 3 clubs (San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angelos Lakers), He also has a short career in Russia season 2005-2006.

- Al Ittihad Aleppo club will be so close to end the signutre with the senegalese post player Babacar Camara (211 cm) and getting the Bahamian forward Jimmy Mackey (196 cm) for tryouts.

Camara was graduated from Fullerton State University and played professionally in China (2 Seasons) and Puerto Rico, While Jimmy in Portugal in the last 3 seasons.

- Al Karama club have signed officially with the american forward Kris Gibbs-Smith (197 cm) who is a newly graduated player to be with the team this season, Smith had two short experience in playing in Mexico and Philippines last season.


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TURKEY

3 New Signings -by Eurobasket

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).



BEKO Basketball League - 6th Week's Results -by Eurobasket News
The 6th Week of BEKO Basketball League started on 10th November 2007 with the game between Casa TED Ankara Kolejliler and Fenerbahce Ülker, and ended on 11th November 2007 with the game between Alpella and TTNet Beykoz. The games' details are as below:

10th November 2007

Casa TED Ankara Kolejlier: 74 Fenerbahce Ülker: 97
ARENA: TOBB

REFEREES: Emin Moğolkoc, Tunctan Durmuşcan, Tarkan Tuser

CASA TED ANKARA KOLEJLİLER (74): Özgur Adıguzel (2 reb., 1 assst.), Nezih Özbakır 9 (2 reb., 1 asst.), Thomas Dearman 5 (3 reb., 2 asst.) , Richard Shields 23 (4 reb., 1 asst.), Berent Kavaklıoglu 12, Mc Farlin 9 (7 reb.), Henry Dobie 14 (1 reb., 5 asst.), Ali Kaan Maraş, Alper Özcan, Önder Kulcebaş 2 (2 reb.), Ömer Ünver (1 reb.)

FENERBAHCE ÜLKER (97): Willie Solomon 4 (3 reb., 10 asst.), Ömer Onan 8 (4 asst.), James White 18 (11 reb., 2 asst.), Gasper Vidmar 3 (4 reb., 1 asst.), Semih Erden (211-C-87) 15 (4 reb., 1 asst.), Mirsad Turkcan (206-F-76) 19 (7 reb., 1 asst.), Emir Preldzic 2 (4 reb.), Oğuz Savaş 4 (1 reb., 1 asst.), İbrahim Kutluay 16, Hakan Demirel 3 (3 asst.), Demir Kaan 3 (1 asst.), Rasim Başak 2 (4 reb., 2 asst.),

1st.QUARTER:15-25
2nd.QUARTER:23-25
3rd.QUARTER:10-27
4th.QUARTER:26-20

Mersin Buyukşehir Belediye: 63 Galatasaray Cafe Crown: 53

ARENA : Edip Buran Spor Salonu

REFEREES : Engin Kennerman, Altuğ Koselerli, Turgut Işık

MERSİN BÜYÜKŞEHİR BELEDİYE (63): Eddy Fobbs 9 (10 reb., 1 asst.), Polat Kaya (197-G/F-86) 12 (3 reb., 3 asst.), Ümit Turkoğlu 8 (6 reb.), Reha Öz 5 (2 reb.), Polat Kocaoğlu 11 (6 reb., 1 asst.), Kevin Burleson 5 (6 reb., 4 asst.), Michael Jones 8 (4 reb., 1 asst.), Vrbica Stefanov 5 (4 reb., 4 asst.)

GALATASARAY CAFE CROWN (53): Erdem Turetken 4 (2 reb.), Robert Hite (3 reb.), Tufan Ersoz 2 (1 reb., 1 asst.), Wayne Gaines 6 (7 reb.), Chris Owens (204-F-79, college: Texas) 12 (10 reb., 1 asst.), Murat Kaya 5 (4 reb., 4 asst.), Fatih Solak (1 reb.), Huseyin Beşok 8 (5 reb., 1 asst.), Haris Brown 16 (3 asst.), Cuneyt Erden (1 reb.).

1st. QUARTER: 14-19
2nd. QUARTER: 23-2
3rd. QUARTER: 10-24
4th. QUARTER :16-8

Antalya Buyukşehir Belediye: 99 Turk Telekom: 98

ARENA : Antalya Ataturk Sport Hall

REFEREES : Mehmet Keseratar, Zafer Yılmaz, Uğur Özen

ANTALYA BÜYÜKŞEHİR BELEDİYE (99): Ricardo 25, Can 5, Cartier 20, Douthit 10, Ersin 22, Kemal 1, Nedim 6, Arda 2, Hadi 8

TÜRK TELEKOM (98): Mutlu 3, Wright 28, Tutku 13, Dudley 4, El Amin 16, Muratcan 6, Williams 18, Bekir 4, Haluk 6, Adem, Barış

1st.QUARTER: 23-23
2nd.QUARTER: 19-22
3rd.QUARTER: 21-27
4th.QUARTER: 25-16
OVERTIME : 11-10


Beşiktaş Cola Turka: 73 Daruşşafaka: 58

ARENA : Akatlar Sport Hall

REFEREES : Fatih Dalay, Elif İnci, Kaan Buyukcil

BEŞİKTAŞ COLA TURKA (73): Mehmet Yağmur 4 (1 reb., 3 asst.), Erkan Veyseloğlu 6 (5 reb.), Preston Shumbert 8 (2 reb., 3 asst.), Cevher Özer 4 (8 reb.), Christian Dalmau 2 (6 reb., 5 asst.), Sandro Nicevic 12 (7 reb., 3 asst.), Onur Aydın 6 (6 reb.), Arın Soğancıoğlu 2, Eren Beyaz 7 (3 reb.), Kaya Peker (207-C/F-80, agency: Court Side) 18 (7 reb.), Rick Apodaca 2 (6 asst.), Sinan Guler 2 (2 reb., 1 ast.)

DARÜŞŞAFAKA (58): Melih Yavşaner 3 (2 reb., 1 asst.), Erick Chatfield 14 (3 reb., 4 asst.), Soner Şenturk (1 reb. 2 asst.), Mesut Ademoğlu 2 (2 reb., 1 asst., Ceyhun Altay 1 (3 reb.), Caner Şenturk 2 (1 reb., 1 ast.), Kadir Cipa 2 (1 reb.), Gyasi Cline 20 (12 reb., 1 asst.), Barış Guney 6 (4 reb., 1 asst.), Hakan Erol 8 (2 reb., 1 asst.)

1st. QUARTER: 25-12
2nd. QUARTER: 15-14
3rd. QUARTER: 22-17
4th. QUARTER: 11-15


Pınar Karşıyaka: 88 Kepez Belediye: 82

ARENA : Karşıyaka Sport Hall

REFEREES :Erşan Kartal, Fatih Arslanoğlu, Deniz Kıyak

PINAR KARŞIYAKA(88):Asım Pars 12, Barış Ermiş 1, Erhan Yetim, Gary Neal 17, Valentin Pastal, Quentin Hosley 35, Sean Marshall 23

KEPEZ BLD(82):Guven Esmer 1, Bora Sancar 9, Hakan Koseoglu (188-G-81) 19, Arda Vekiloğlu 4, Ufuk Kacar , Lorenzo Gordon 14, Jamal Thomas 2, Tomislav Ruzic 18, Keith Simmons 15, Enver Ekmen 1,

1st.QUARTER:24-21
2nd.QUARTER:22-23
3rd.QUARTER:22-17
4th.QUARTER:20-21

11th November 2007


Efes Pilsen: 88 Oyak Renault: 61

ARENA : Abdi İpekci Arena

REFEREES : Aytuğ Ekti, Serhat Buker, Özlem Yalman

EFES PİLSEN (88): Andrew Nicholas 14 (3 reb., 4 asst.), James Donell Penn 3 (7 reb., 3 asst.), Loren G Woods 13 (11 reb.), Cenk Akyol 9 (4 reb., 1 asst.), Mustafa Abi 4 (1 reb.), Kerem Gonlum 17 (7 reb., 3 asst.), Serkan Erdoğan 2 (1 reb., 2 asst.), Ermal Kurtoğlu 7 (2 reb., 1 asst.), Ender Arslan 8 (2 reb., 1 asst.), Andre Davon Hutson 11 (4 reb.),

OYAK RENAULT (61): Evren Buker 5 (3 reb., 2 asst.), Andre Lamont Woolridge 11 (1 reb., 3 asst.), Tufan Önen 2, Ahmet Ali Erdoğan 6 (5 reb., 3 asst.), Richard Darrel Chaney 2 (2 reb., 1 asst.), Özgur Bıyık 10 (4 reb., 1 asst.), Monwell John Randle 15 (5 reb., 1 asst.), Nedim Dal 6 (5 reb., 2 asst.), Fatih Eravcı 4 (1 reb.), Alper Saruhan

1st.QUARTER: 17-17
2nd.QUARTER: 23-10
3rd.QUARTER: 23-20
4th.QUARTER: 25-14

Banvit: 72 Mutlu Aku Selcuk Üniversitesi: 76

ARENA : Kara Ali Acar Sport Hall

REFEREES: Ruştu Nuran, Yener Yılmaz, Ziya Özorhan

BANVİT (72): Michael Moongo 5 (4 asst.), Derya Yannier 3 (1 asst.), Caner Topaloğlu 8 (3 reb., 2 asst.), Ümit Sonkol 12 (5 reb., 2 asst.), Christopher Joseph ( 2 reb., 1 asst.), Donnel Harvey 19 (11 reb. 2 asst.), Andrew Adelenke 9 (8 reb.,) YunusCankaya 16 ( 4 reb.)

MUTLU AKÜ SELCUK ÜNİ (76): İlker Turel ( 2reb.), İbrahim Özturk 4 ( 3 reb.), Kevin Braswell 17 (7 reb., 4 asst.), Mehmet Emre Boztepe (1 reb.), Hazer Avcı 1 ( 1 reb.), Willie Farley 11 (8 reb.), Warren Carter 28 ( 7 reb., 2 asst.), Umut Yenice 15 ( 5 reb.)

1st.QUARTER: 9-30
2nd.QUARTER: 21-17
3rd.QUARTER: 22-17
4th.QUARTER: 18-12

Alpella: 77 TTNet Beykoz: 72
ARENA : Caferağa Sport Hall

REFEREES: Recep Ankaralı, Ozan Cakar, Berk Torun

ALPELLA (77): Serkan İnan 11 (2 reb., 4 asst.), Ogun Sevinc 6 (2 reb.), Burak Yonder (1 reb., 4 asst.), Ömer Aşık 17 (14 reb., 3 asst.), Serhat Cetin 8 (7 reb., 5 asst.), Damien Kinloch (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Tennessee Tech) 27 (13 reb., 1 asst.), Can Özcan 8 (2 reb., 2 asst.)

TTNET BEYKOZ (72): Clarence Oliver Gilbert (3 reb., 2 asst.), Gregory Ross Grays 22 (3 reb., 5 asst.), Levent Bilgin (4 reb.), Umut Tınay 9 (3 reb., 2 asst.), Umut Erol Gorur 9 (5 reb., 1 asist), Christoper Clayton Chris Burgess (209-C-79, college: Utah) 21 (11 reb., 1 asst.), Caner Öner (1 reb.), Alper Yılmaz 11 (5 reb., 3 asst.)

1st .QUARTER: 18-13
2nd .QUARTER: 19-16
3rd.QUARTER: 16-21
4th.QUARTER: 8-11
OVERTIME: 16-11
Courtesy of:http://www.tbf.org.tr


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U.KINGDOM

Two road wins for the visitors -by Eurobasket News
Two more games closed the weekend in BBL last night. The visitors grabbed the wins to improve in the standings.
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.

Marshall MK Lions won over Big Storage Cheshire Jets 74:87. That was the 4th victory in a row for the favorites. Yorick Williams (192-G-75) paced the winners with 21 points. New posted 17 and Brown had 15. Marshall MK Lions are now 7-4, while Big Storage Cheshire Jets are 5-5.
The next games are planned for November 16th. The first team of BBL will test the last one on that day.

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

BiG Storage Cheshire Jets - Marshall MK Lions 74:87
Jets: Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69, college: W.Georgia) 29, Jayson Obazuaye (188-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Colorado) 21, Otten 12
Lions: Yorick Williams 21, New 17, Brown 15


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UAE

MaVey follows Sims to Al Shabab -by Eurobasket News
By: Mohammed Malas

The american professional center Ian McVey (206-F/C-82, college: Utah St.) will arrive today to Dubai to replace Gereg Danielson who was released before few days, McVey will follow Alvin Sims who signed with the same team before few days.

Ian played in the region in the last two seasons, He won the award of best center when he was part of Orthodox clubs's roster in Jordan in season 2004-2005, Adding to gainning a good experience from playing in Lebanese league with his new-old team mate Sims last season.


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UGANDA

Warriors, KCC Leopards take early lead -by Rogers Senkwale
Record champions Mogas Falcons were upstaged by on form Warriors who are in their first final in game one of the MTN Fuba basketball league on Sunday night. Warriors coached by Ambrose Tashobya and Eddie Kassaija romped to an early lead in the first five minutes outscoring their opponents 10-2 in the first 5 minutes however the Falcons put up a good fight to narrow the margin to 3 points to finish the 1st quarter at 20-17.
The second Quarter was a warrior affair with forward Joshua Etalu (16 pts), Stephen Okias (193-C/F) (16 pts) and lethal left-handed point Ronnie Kasewu (199-F) (15 pts) on Rampage. Poor bench management on the falcon's bench further undid their performance. The quarter ended 42-29.
Falcons put up a formidable performance in the third and fourth quarters and at one point leveled the scores at 64-64 only to concede two costly turnovers that gave Warriors the edge for game one. Henry Malinga (196-F) (22 pts), two-time MVP and arguably the league's best post player was Falcons best player and provided the night's best moment with a slam-dunk over Joshua Etalu that sent the crowd in frenzy.
The other games saw 2005 Champions, A1 Challenge throw away a first half lead 21-20 to lose to an inspired KCC leopards 64-46 led by Hamala Miriam with 16 points. However AI was without 2 key players, Betty Namukasa and Hatma.
Game two is on Friday and promises to be a thriller in the best of 5 series.
The third place games take place on Wednesday with Power taking on UCU canons and KIU rangers tussling it out with UCU ladies.


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UKRAINE

Bojan Malesevic is a free agent / Buford replaced Harper -by Alexander Muzyka
- Playmaker Bojan Malesevic (199-G-80) agreed with his club Sumykhimprom to part ways. Rumours said Bojan had limited playing time in Sumy's team and couldn't showed everything he could. Malesevic will be replaced by well-known in Ukraine Andrius Lepinaitis (184-G-81) who at past played in Khimik and BC Odesa.

- Rodney Buford (196-G-77) arrived to Azovmash in a third time! He will replace Aaron Harper (201-G-81) who is showing too low performance. Serhi Lischuk (210-C/F-82) is out for a four weeks because of injury.


Ukrainian Basketball Federation Presidium to Appoint NT's Head Coach on November 22. -by Alexei Naumov
http://www.ukrbasket.net/fbu/en/news/150.html

Ukrainian Basketball Federation Presidium is to hold its next meeting on November 22.

The main issue on the agenda is the appointing of the Head coach for both men's and women's National Teams.

So far the Federation received an application from Valentin Melnichuk, who is currently the head coach of the Portugal National Team and who had led it to the 9th spot in last summer's Eurobasket.

The Ukrainian Coaching Council, at the meeting in early October, agreed to recommend Valentin Berestnev for the position.

Berestnev, currently in charge of the Superleague side Mykolaiv, had been appointed the NT's interim head coach after Vitaliy Lebedintsev resigned in August.


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URUGUAY

Estudiantes Madrid will have to pay 25.000 euros to sign Granger -by Hector Lopez
FIBA has decided Estudiantes Madrid will have to pay 25.000 euros to the Uruguayan team Cordon as compensation for the transfer of Jason Granger (186-G-89), the president of the Uruguayan Federation, Luis A. Castillo, said to Latinbasket. Estudiantes has the rigth to appeal the decision, taken by a special FIBA tribunal, after both teams failed to reach an agreement, Castillo said. Granger, a member of the under 17 and under 18 Uruguayan NT, during a number of international tournaments, has been playing with Estudiantes ofr the last two years. Since them Cordon has been claiming a compensation payment based on the investments made with Granger.



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Women News

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ADRIATIC L. (W) - Women

Merkur adds Blake -by Zeljko Zule
Merkur Celje inked Monique Blake (188-F-85) till end od the season, Lucie Conkova (186-F-83) got Slovenian citizenship and Dijana Gotovac (182-F-89) will undergo knee surgery.

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BELARUS - Women

Olimpia and Berezina increase to 4-0 -by Eurobasket News

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.

Olimpia-Belgut 113-40,109-29
Mogilevchanka-Vitebsk 56-71,73-60
BRGU-Berezina 59-105,54-80
Minsk-Victoria 88-71,73-84



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BELGIUM - Women

Dexia returns to the top -by Eurobasket News
Belgian long-time favorites Dexia rebounded after a stunning loss to Waregem in the last round of Division 1. They travelled to previously undefeated BBC Boom and crushed their opponents 80:46. It was all about Dexia from the start as they claimed a 22:10 lead after the first frame and never looked back afterwards. The advantage was highlighted in the final quarter when the visitors limited Boom to just 6 points and sealed an overwhelming victory. Krystyna Szymanska-Lara (173-G-69) and Ciappina nailed 12 points apiece for Dexia. Malashenko added 11 points for the winners. Annelies Blommaers (176-F-83) responded with 13 points for the hosts.
Meanwhile one of the newsmakers of the last round Waregem brought another surprise as they were unable to overcome Runkster away from home 61:67. It was a close battle with Waregem holding to a 38:35 lead at halftime. But a strong defensive effort from the hosts late in the second half saw them clinch an important victory and sent Waregem to 4-1 record. Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) provided 15 points for Runkster. Beeck contributed 12 points for the home team as they improved to 2-3 record in the ladder. Nele Deyaert (186-F-79) scored game-high 18 points for Waregem.
Sint Kateline joined the leading group after they grabbed a 63:57 road victory over Point Chaud. The visitors crafted the outcome in the first three quarters as they allowed Point Chaud to score only 23 points and led by as many as 27 points. The hosts revived in the final term bursting out with 34 points but it was too late to save the game. Decroos paced the Sint Kateline with 12 points. Yasmina Zanella (185-F-76, agency: LBM Management) posted 19 points for Point Chaud.

BBC Boom - Dexia 46:80
Boom: Annelies Blommaers 13, Van den Vonder 11
Dexia: Krystyna Szymanska-Lara 12, Ciappina 12, Malashenko 11

Kortrijk - Houthalen 55:54

Novia Namur - Spirou Monceau 63:55
Novia Namur: Elodie Remy (170-G/F-88) 21, Dubuc 12, Deneil 8
Monceau: Mayella Kuikhoven (186-F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Valparaiso) 16, Zylchinska 14

Piont Chaud - Sint Kateline 57:63
Point Chaud: Yasmina Zanella 19, Wilkins 9
Sint Kateline: Decroos, Van Dessel 10

Runkster - Waregem 67:61
Runkster: Sara Leemans 15, Beeck 12, Bas 11
Waregem: Nele Deyaert 18, Beeck 12


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BULGARIA - Women

Dunav Econt reaches Lukoil Neftochimic as both teams top with 4-0 record -by Eurobasket News
Lukoil Neftochimic did not play in Round 3 and it was a chance for Dunav Econt to reach the opponent. The team used a possibility for 100% and stay on top with the favorite having 4-0 record.

Rilski Sportist had a road win over NSA Delta 63:88 to improve at 2-3. Agnesa Doychinova was unstoppable with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Ralitsa Vasileva nailed 17, while Hristina Ivanova had 15. Kristina Nikolova (174-F-86) top-scored for the hosts with 13 points.

Beroe 2007 enjoyd the home win over Montana 2003 85:79. Zhaneta Zhelyova (182-F-75) collected 22 points and 10 rebounds. Hristina Minkova finished the game with 19 points and Elena Petrova had 18. The same number of points was produced by Rumiana Nikolovska (182-F-77) and Zheni Dimitrova (184-F-87) in defeat.

Dunav Econt took a 4-0 record after the home victory over Slavia 80:58. Daniela Peteva (177-F-89) took control of the game and finished the game with 21 points. Svetla Asenova posted 18 points and made 9 rebounds, while Petya Djambazka had 16. Tonka Tencheva (182-F-89) top-scored for the visitors with 16 points.

NSA Delta - Rilski Sportist 63:88
NSA Delta: Kristina Nikolova 13, Galina Stoyanova 11, Anita Dimitrova 11+12 rebs
Rilski Sportist: Agnesa Doychinova 28+12 rebs, Ralitsa Vasileva 17, Hristina Ivanova 15

Beroe 2007 - Montana 2003 85:79
Beroe 2007: Zhaneta Zhelyova 22+10 rebs, Hristina Minkova 19, Elena Petrova 18
Montana 2003:Rumiana Nikolovska 18, Zheni Dimitrova 18+9 rebs

Dunav Econt - Slavia 80:58
Dunav Econt: Daniela Peteva 21, Svetla Asenova 18+9 rebs, Petya Djambazka 16
Slavia:Tonka Tencheva 16, Hristina Deyanova 14


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FINLAND - Women

SM-SARJA: BC Nokia defeated PuHu -by Rauno Hurmalainen
SM-sarja, Round 9: BC Nokia defeated PuHu, Vantaa 92-65 (38-25) on Sunday´s only game. Sherry McCracklin (188-F/C-83, college: UNLV) led BC Nokia with 18 pts.
Sarah Brodie (188-F) added 16 pts. Heli Roukanoja (186-C-73) seems to get in top condition soon; 22 pts for PuHu. Katherine Sunwall (186-F-84) added 12 pts.
BC Nokia won also the rebounds: 38-25.


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FRANCE - Women

LFB: Round 4: Cob Calais win at last otherwise no shocks this weekend -by Leslie Anderson

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.



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FYR MACEDONIA - Women

Teams from Skopje win with ease -by Todor Chalovski
Three Skopje teams win their games from Day 5 of the First Macedonian league for women.

Champions Vigor Skopje win in Bitola against Pelister 76:48, led by Ana Tanturovska with 22 points.

Mladinec beat Kumanovo 70:51, thanks to 19 points from captain Elena Petkovic.

Vodnjanski lisici win away from home, against struggling Gostivar 75:50.


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GREECE - Women

No undefeated teams left -by Eurobasket News
Round 5 brought no teams that stayed undefeated in the League. Apollon, Siemens and Athinaikos lead the group with 4-1 record.

Apollon beat Agniakos 63:51. The hosts took a control in the first quarter that they won 10:7 and dominated in the game. LaToya Davis (186-F/C-84, college: Texas Tech) led the winners with 15 points. MURPHY Eshaya Ma produced 13, while KARADIMA Aglaia added 11. DAFKOU Sonja top-scored for the visitors with 16 points.

Siemens overcame Panionios 72:62. The guests controlled the game in the first half, but then Siemens came back to the game. ANDERSON Ambrosia poured in 28 points for the winners. Erika Quigley (188-C-84, college: St.Cloud St.) nailed 21 and Magda Karabatzaki (180-G-82) scored 13. QUEENAN Brooke's 24 points were not enough for the visitors.

Athinaikos smashed Iraklis 84:45 to catch up with the leaders. WILLIS Liza nailed 15 points to take her team 4-1 record. Andrianna Haikali (178-G/F-79) collected 14, while NERO Lory scored 10. KATOPODI Eva produced 23 points in defeat.

SPORTING - PANATHINAIKOS 54-69
MEGAS ALEXANDROS - AIAS EVOSMOU 77-56
APOLLON PTOLEMAI - PAGHIAKOS 63-51
ARIS HOLARGOU - ESPERIDES RAVENN 65-69
SIEMENS - PANIONIOS 72-62
ATHINAIKOS - IRAKLIS 84-45
ASTERAS EXARHION - MASK COSMOPEL 75-71


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ITALY - Women

Three teams rule Serie A1 -by Eurobasket News

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



Serie A1, day-5: stats and results -by Carlo Grilli
Carispe La Spezia - Germano Zama Faenza 51 - 53
(18-19, 34-33, 44-46)
CARISPE LA SPEZIA: Bestagno M. dnp, Corradini L. (0/4), Pastore C. (0/2), Callens E. 7 (1/6, 1/3), Templari E. dnp, Newton C. 17 (7/15, 1/6), Bagnara B. 6 (0/2, 2/6), Vukovic V. 6 (3/5), Sarti R. 13 (5/10, 1/1), Willis C. 2 (1/5). Coach Papini Giovanni
GERMANO ZAMA FAENZA: Marija Eric (164-G-83) 12 (0/2, 3/6), Franchini M. 2 (0/1, 0/2), Ramon E. (0/1), David I. 14 (5/9), Ballardini S. 10 (1/7, 2/6), Casadio G. (0/1), Jokic D. 9 (4/10, 0/1), Knezevic A. 2 (1/1), Dos Santos C. 4 (1/4), Bosi S. dnp. Coach Rossi Paolo

Cras Basket Taranto - Fiera di Roma Pomezia 62 - 29
(16-16, 38-25, 54-25)
CRAS BASKET TARANTO: Marianna Balleggi (188-F-74) 4 (1/1, 0/1), Corbani C. 5 (1/3, 0/4), Greco M. 7 (2/4, 1/5), Bello M. 3 (0/1, 1/3), Zimerle A. 9 (2/5, 1/5), Sauret Gillespie A. dnp, Summerton L. 14 (5/10), Prado F. 2 (1/4, 0/1), Frohlich L. 13 (4/8, 1/2), Brunson R. 5 (2/6). Coach Corno Aldo
FIERA DI ROMA POMEZIA: Servillo M. (0/1, 0/4), Hodges D. (0/5, 0/1), Cinili S. 2 (1/2, 0/2), Mendes Da Silva T. 4 (2/5, 0/4), Carrol L. (0/1), Scimitani S. 4 (2/3, 0/1), Machanguana C. 12 (4/11, 0/1), Lichnerova J. 3 (0/3, 1/3), Federici F. , Gattini C. 4 (0/5, 1/2). Coach Incecchi Sandro

Italmoka Pozzuoli - Banco di Sicilia Ribera 100 - 92
(29-18, 46-42, 75-62)
ITALMOKA POZZUOLI: Paparo N. dnp, Cirov T. 24 (7/8, 3/6), Ferazzoli I. (0/1), Alejandra Chesta (187-F-82) 4 (2/3), Minervino M. dnp, Grima H. 21 (5/13, 3/4), Linguaglossa E. , Zanardi M. (0/2, 0/2), Grasso A. 20 (6/9), Dixon T. 31 (12/18, 1/1).Coach Palumbo Carlo Fulvio
BANCO DI SICILIA RIBERA: Farris S. 10 (4/5, 0/2), Duffy M. 19 (4/6, 3/5), Favento S. 20 (0/2, 6/8), Bona G. dnp, Riccardi E. (0/2, 0/1), Montagnino J. 11 (2/3, 1/5), Micovic M. dnp, Perfetti C. 7 (1/2, 1/3), Pys'Mennik O. 17 (3/9, 3/3), Razmaite D. 8 (4/6). Coach Tripodi Giovanni

Lavezzini Parma - Gescom Viterbo 68 - 49
(15-14, 26-23, 46-37)
LAVEZZINI PARMA: Maiorano M. 10 (1/5, 1/2), Stabile S. 3 (0/2, 1/4), Paparazzo E. 6 (3/6), Zanoni I. 9 (3/4, 1/1), Rejchova M. 4 (2/4), Van Malderen L. 8 (4/8, 0/1), Mahoney M. 6 (3/7, 0/1), Zanon M. 11 (4/7, 1/3), Jennifer Screen (180-G-82) 9 (3/6, 1/2), Fall S. 2. Coach Scanzani Maurizio
GESCOM VITERBO: Kouznetsova S. dnp, Santucci L. 2 (0/2, 0/2), Bonafede M. 3 (1/5, 0/1), Smith B. 14 (7/13), Puskar M. 6 (3/4), Maslowski M. 8 (3/8, 0/2), Limoura L. 11 (4/10, 1/4), Siccardi V. 5 (1/4, 1/2), Gorla L. (0/1), Crepaldi C. (0/1, 0/1). Coach Xaxa Federico

New Wash Montigarda - Famila Wuber Schio 37 - 62
(10-12, 17-26, 23-41)
NEW WASH MONTIGARDA: Gatti G. 1 (0/1, 0/2), Colico R. (0/2, 0/1), Zanotti E. dnp, Fazio M. 13 (5/12, 0/3), Innocente N. , Smith D. 7 (1/3), Albertazzi S. (0/2, 0/3), Ruzickova M. 2 (1/5, 0/1), Lawless E. 14 (5/10, 0/2), Karsli S. dnp. Coach Serventi Lorenzo
FAMILA WUBER SCHIO: Consolini C. (0/1), Elisabetta Moro (174-G-75) 3 (1/3, 0/3), Butler D. (0/2), Donaphin B. 8 (2/3, 0/1), Masciadri R. 4 (1/5, 0/4), Ngoyisa B. 9 (4/8), Ress K. 10 (4/6), Ciampoli F. 6 (3/6, 0/2), Rubino C. , Macchi L. 22 (2/6, 4/5). Coach Orlando Sandro

Umana Venezia - Phard Napoli 62 - 56
(17-12, 30-27, 43-41)
UMANA VENEZIA: Sottana G. 6 (1/3, 0/1), Francesca Modica (175-G-81) 9 (2/5, 1/3), Johnson S. 8 (3/5, 0/3), Sanford N. 13 (6/9), Andrade M. 4 (1/2, 0/2), Nadalin J. 16 (7/12), Giauro E. (0/1), Romagnoli A. dnp, Vujovic A. 6 (2/4), Zampieri A. dnp. Coach Riga Massimo
PHARD NAPOLI: Paterna S. (0/1, 0/1), Cirone M. 2 (1/2, 0/1), Mauriello P. 5 (0/2, 1/2), Giauro S. 4 (0/1), Barnes A. 15 (5/10, 1/2), Gentile I. 2 (1/1, 0/2), Jekabsone L. , Horasan Y. 5 (1/8), Ndiaye A. 13 (6/8), Holland-Corn K. 10 (1/1, 1/5). Coach Molino Nino

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LATVIA - Women

Cesis wins in Liepaja -by Eurobasket News
Cesis continued to share the top spot in LSBL ladder with RTU/Klondaika. They remained unbeaten after a road win over Liepajas 80:62 in the third round of the championship. It was a tight fixture with no vivid favorites. The hosts stayed close throughout the opening frame and reply for every successful attempt from Cesis. But the visitors enjoyed a 21:20 lead after 10 minutes of action. Cesis deepened the gap in the second stanza as Karline Nimane (186-F-90) nailed a pair of important jumpers. Liepajas worked hard to cut the deficit but Cesis maintained the lead and never allowed the home team to surge ahead. Moreover some impressive performance from Willnett Crockett (188-F/C-84, college: Connecticut) helped Cesis to clear off at the dying stages and celebrate the 4th win in the season. Cesis centre notched 26 points and 11 rebounds. Ifeoma Okonkvo delivered 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Kristina Cirsa secured 22 points but committed 8 turnovers for the home team. Sabine Niedola (182-F-91) had 15 points and 18 rebounds in a losing effort. Liepajas fell to 3-2 record in the ladder.

TTT-Rapa had a controversial week as they first fell short to Avantis/Turiba 63:71 at home but rebounded and overcame LU 96:71 on the next day. Diana Ozolina (180-F-89) stepped up offensively to ensure the winning outcome for TTT/Rapa in the second game. She helped the hosts dominate the first frame as they outscored their opponents 30:14 and set the tone. Diana Ozolina led well-balanced offensive effort of the home team with 33 points hitting 9/11 from the field. She also posted 5 rebounds and 5 steals for the winners. LU had their own hero as Ieva Malkevica poured in 36 points and grabbed 7 rebounds but it was not enough for LU to celebrate the first victory in the competition as they fell to 0-7 record. TTT/Rapa improved to 3-3 and occupy the 4th spot in the standings.


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LITHUANIA - Women

No surprises in LMKL Round 5 -by Eurobasket News
All the leaders of LMKL gained the positive results in the 5th round of LMKL. Arvi emerged victorious out of two encounters and remained at the third spot just behind TTT Riga and TEO Vilnius. First Arvi made a successful trip to Siauliai as they beat local team 99:57. The hosts did not allow Arvi to spur ahead in the first frame as the teams were all square at 19. But later Arvi stunned their opponents with 20:8 rally to clinch the lead for good in this one. All 7 players logging minutes for Arvi finished scoring in double digits. Andrea Bills (188-C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) led the team with 17 points and 11 boards. Aurime Rinkeviciute (180-F/G-90) nailed 16 points in a win. Lina Aglinskaite posted 19 points in a loss.
Later in the week Arvi took on Lemminkainen at home and recorded a confident 91:71 win. This time it was Milda Sauliute (175-G-81) who paced the winners with 23 points. Andrea Bills secured 17 points and 7 rebounds as Arvi improved to 5-2 record.
TTT Riga dismantled Siauliai 85:36 to cap the 5th round. Iciss Tillis burst out with 10 points and 16 rebounds for TTT. Santa Dreimane and Merike Anderson knocked down 12 points apiece in the 6th win for TTT. Lina Aglinskaite netted 11 points for Siauliai as they fell to 1-6.
TEO Vilnius maintained their perfect record with two victories over Laisve and Atletas. Nykesha Sales (183-F/G-76, college: Connecticut) shone in both encounters as she nailed 27 and 21 points respectively. Gintare Petronyte (195-C-89) was impressive as TEO edged Atletas 103:72 away from home. She finished with a massive double-double of 24 points and 24 rebounds. TEO seat at the second spot in the standings with 6-0 record.


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NCAA - Women

Ranked #1 Tennessee rout Chattanooga in opener -by Eurobasket News
The top team in pre-season rankings Tennessee Lady Vols began the new season with a 76:56 victory over Chattanooga. Tennessee got to a better start as they posted the first 6 points of the encounter. The Lady Vols held their opponents scoreless for about 4 minutes early in the game and later enjoyed a 32:28 lead at halftime. Chattanooga stayed tried to stay close but Candace Parker sparked with 8/10 field goals in the second half and pumped the Lady Vols scoring upbeat. Tennessee leading player finished with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Victoria Baugh (6'4''-C-89) contributed 11 points in the Lady Vols initial win. Laura Hall (5'5''-G) drained 15 points in the first season loss for the Lady Mocs.
Ranked #2 Connecticut Huskies started the season with a comprehensive victory over Stony Brook 98:35. The Huskies freshman Maya Moore notched 21 points and 10 rebounds to ensure the positive result for UConn at the start of the season. The Huskies never experienced any sort of troubles as they led by 36 points at halftime. Mel Thomas added 21 points in a win. Dana Ferraro (6'1''-F-86) replied with 15 points as the Seawolves fell to 1-1 record.
Rutgers were held off by Stanford in their season opener. The game was tied at 58 at the dying seconds. First Essence Carson had a chance to steal it for the Scarlet Knights. But she missed a three-point attempt with 5 seconds left in regulation. The Cardinals grabbed a rebound and the ball was handed to Candice Wiggins (5'11''-G-87) who got fouled on. Wiggins hit both free throws to seal the win for the Cardinals as they improved to 2-0 record in the season. Candice Wiggins ended with 19 points for the Cardinals, while Appel produced 18 points and 13 rebounds in a winning clause. Epiphanny Prince (5'9''-G) recorded 21 points and 9 rebounds in the first defeat for Rutgers.


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PARAGUAY - Women

Sol de America ties the Final -by Gianni Pascucci
Defeating OLimpia 70-68 after a very battled game, Sol de America tied the Clausura Finals on 1-1 and forced Olimpia to a third game, that will be played the next thursday. Carolina Caraves led all the scorers with 19 pts, Tamara Insfran added 14 at the winning side, and Jazmin Mercado (-G) was unstoppable in his perfect quarterbacking. The top performer in Olimpia was center Carina Pena (-84) with 18 points.

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PUERTO RICO - Women

"Cabrera-Power" and Juncos is 1-0; Valentin 36pts in Spain. -by Alessandro Fontana

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.
MOROVIS-JUNCOS= 58-67
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.

A. Fontana



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SPAIN - Women

Ros Casares and Gran Canaria,good debut in Europe -by Ivan Villar
Ros Casares began with good feelings the Euroleague after defeating italian team of Faenza easily by 71-52.Perfumerias Avenida couldn't stop one of top teams of Europe,Wisla Cracovia from Poland.With Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) as superstar (19 points),polish team was stronger than team of Jose Ignacio Hernandez.In FIBA Eurocup Gran Canaria was the only one spanish team to defeat italian Lavezzini by 58-69.Extrugasa fighted until last moment but lost against favourite team of Familia Schio (67-62).Hondarribia and San Jose lost their respectives games in Italia against Taranto and Venezia but left very good performances.

Jenny Beningfield of Cadi la Seu,MVP of 4th round -by Ivan Villar
Incredible numbers of american center who made 41 points of valuation.Jennifer Benningfield (190-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Vanderbilt) scored 30 points,took 10 rebounds and gave 9 assists.Best team of round are following:

Guard: Liron Cohen (CB San Jose): 21 p, 4 reb. Val: 21

Forward: Lourdes Pelaez (Extremadura): 25 p, 5 reb. Val: 31

Shooting guard: Silvia Morales (170-G/F-79) (PDV): 23 p, 9 asist. Val: 33

Power-forward: Ann Benningfield (Cadi La Seu): 30 p, 10 reb. Val: 41

Center: Soeil Soeli Garvao (187-C-77) (Mann Filter): 21 p, 11 reb. Val: 34

Coach: Victor Lapeña (Cadi La Seu)


Spain,possibel venue of Preolimpic Games of Bejing 2008 -by Ivan Villar
The spanish federation decided to be candidate to be venue of preolimpic games on June'08.Spain got the silver medal in EuroItaly but it must to fight for a place in Bejing like Belarus,Letonia,Cezh Republic from Europe.Cuba,Brazil and Argentina from America,Senegal and Angola from Africa and Fidji Islands,Taiwan and Japan.This last one is the favourite country with Spain to be venue.Next december members of FIBA will announce the chosen city.

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TURKEY - Women

Turkish Women's Basketball League -2nd Week's Results -by Eurobasket News
The 2nd week of Turkish Women's Basketball League started on 10th November 2007 with the game between Fenerbahce and Istanbul Üniversitesi and ended on 11th November 2007 with the game between Erdemit Basketball İhtisas and Burhaniye Belediye.

10th November 2007

Fenerbahce: 89 İstanbul Üniversitesi: 71
Beşiktaş Cola Turka: 90 Cankaya Üniversitesi: 71

11th November 2007

PANKÜP TED Kayseri Koleji: 83 Galatasaray: 71
Migrosspor: 97 Botaşspor: 106
Ceyhan Belediyesi: 67 Mersin Buyukşehir Belediyesi: 84
Edremit Basketbol İhtisas:85 Burhaniye Belediye: 100
Courtesy of: http://www.tbf.org.tr


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U.KINGDOM - Women

UWIC go close to upset -by Dave Ryan
Division One newcomers UWIC Archers nearly collected the scalp of league champions City of Sheffield Hatters before Betty Codona's side eventually won 77-73 on Saturday.
Led by 22 points from form Hatter Steph Collins and T Hopgood, hosts Archers led 19-13 at the first break, only to see the visitors outscore them 24-12 in the second period to lead by six at half-time. UWIC narrowed that lead by one with a 21-20 third period, and despite shaving another point off the deficit in the fourth quarter the Welsh side were unable to cause the giantkilling. Sarah Gandy led all scorers with 29 points, while Helen Naylor and Lisa Hutchinson (173-G) each added 13 for the Sheffield side.
A strong first half proved to be the key at Rhondda, as the Rebels put their midweek defeat in Europe behind them to defeat Solent Suns 81-52. The hosts 41-17 at half-time, and added a further 15 points to their lead in the second half.
London Heathrow Acers won the London derby at Spelthorne College as they defeat Towers 70-58. Acers won the first period 19-14 and added a point to that lead in a tight second quarter to go into half-time leading 30-24. The lead grew to 51-37 at the final break before the team shared 38 fourth period points.
Sevenoaks Suns' tough start to life in Division One continued with an 86-42 home hammering against Nottingham Wildcats. With J Glessner leading the Wildcats on 23 points, the visitors led 25-14 at the first break and extended the advantage to 20 at half-time. A 19-10 third period effectively wrapped things up at the end of the third period with Wildcats leading 60-31, and they closed out the game with a 26-11 fourth quarter. Kate Butters added 19 for the visitors and N Woods chipped in with 18, while Arek Deng was the only Sun above five points, finishing with 19.
Manchester Mystics ended Team Northumbria's perfect start to the league season with a 78-69 victory at the Amaechi Centre, on Sunday.
The teams were level at 25 going into the first break, but the home side opened up a 38-32 half-time lead, and extended that advantage by three in the final break before the sides shared 34 fourth period points.
Was a hard fought game from the start, but the Mystics slowly prevailed down the stretch. Receiving 29 points off the bench the Mystics once again had a very balanced attack offensively, as Northumbria only had 4 points off their bench. Both Rehana Khalil and Lara Maestre had excellent performances for Manchester in their first game back from injury. Khalil was three from three from outside the ark and led the Mystics scoring with 19, while Maestre provided a spark off the bench with 5 points.
Georgia Jones and Charlotte Stoddart both had double doubles for the Mystics. Jones with 11 points and 10 assists, and Stoddart with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Jaye Colbert led Team Northumbria with 31 points while only two other Northumbria players scored double figures, Laura Calder finishing with 17 and Loui Hall with 12.