EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/24/2007

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ADRIATIC LEAGUE

Zagreb doesn't want Josip Sesar any more -by Dragan Jankovski
BC Zagreb published the club's official statement regarding Josip Sesar (197-G/F-78, agency: Court Side) and it seems that the team doesn't count on him any more.

Zagreb's official statement: "The club decided that Sesar is no longer member of the first team since he is not able to help his team-mates as it is expected. At the same time the club has neither time nor space to help him gain his ex-good-shape through competitions. Therefore he was offered a consenting breach of the contract".


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ARGENTINA

Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca sign Andrew Bryant -by Eurobasket
Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Andrew Bryant (201-F-82, college: St.Ambrose). Bryant played most recently at FC Barreirense (Portugal).

Latest movements -by Facundo Iatzky
Central Enterriano signed Casey Cook (203-F-82). A forward former UCSB. He will replace Robert Brown who went to USA and did not return. Robert averaged 13.1 pts and 5.1 reb in 14 games.
Gimnasia Comodoro Rivadavia loaned Sebastian Morales (201-F/C-88) to El sureno (liga B)
Gimnasia La Plata signed former Boca Juniors Leandro Podesta (206-C-89)
Regatas san nicolas signed former NBA Sherell Ford (201-F-72, college: Illinois-Chicago)
Marcelo Richotti is the new head coach of Asociacion Espanola
Union sunchales signed Bobby Madison (198-F-82, agency: Duran International, college: W.Michigan) and released Jamal Nichols and Krista Sanchez


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AUSTRALIA

Rickert's absence results in NZ Breakers loss -by Eurobasket News
NZ Breakers - Cairns Taipans 103:128

A high-scoring basketball was the treat for Auckland fans but the result was far from it. NZ Breakers were thrashed by Cairns Taipans at North Shore Events Centre and their 4-game winning streak was snapped. Both teams entered the game with major losses. NZ Breakers were without their imports Rick Rickert (210-F-83, college: Minnesota) and Wayne Turner (188-G-76, college: Kentucky). The Taipans were missing Martin Cattalini (202-F-73) and Rashad Tucker (202-F-75, college: S.Illinois) on the squad. The Cairns enjoyed a narrow lead early in the starting frame but NZ Breakers used shooting accuracy from Kirk Penney (194-G-80, college: Wisconsin) and Phill Jones (196-G-74) to stay close. But gradually the Taipans found their way inside the paint and using a complete advantage in size under the rims started to clear off. Nathan Jawai (207-C-86, college: Midland CC) and Larry Abney (206-F/C-77, college: Fresno St.) marked their inside the paint presence to accumulate a 64:60 advantage at halftime. The third quarter brought little relief for the hosts as the Taipans adjusted themselves well to the pace and delivered regularly. The gap reached a 10-point mark after three quarters of action. And though Kirk Penney and Phill Jones were consistent from the field in the fourth frame it was not enough for the Breakers to change the complexion of the game. Darnell Mee (197-G-72, college: W.Kentucky) completed his 30-point result for the game and led the Taipans to an overwhelming victory.
Darnell Mee finished with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the Taipans. Larry Abney added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Kirk Penney scored game-high 31 points on 5/11 three-point shooting. Phill Jones contributed 27 points for the Breakers as they fell to 8-6 record.
Cairns outrebounded the home team 52:29 and sank 55% from the field, including 62% from three-point range.

NZ Breakers: Kirk Penney 31, Phill Jones 27, Oscar Forman (205-G-82) 12
Cairns: Darnell Mee 30, Larry Abney 20+10 boards


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BAHRAIN

AL MUTAWA heads to Kuwait -by Yousef Ahmed

National Team star Ahmed Al Mutawa (199-F/C-81, college: Broward CC) is heading to Kuwait Club, the newspapers announced last week.

Al Mutawa received an offer of $8000 Dollars, making him the best-paid GCC player in the gulf.
Muharraq Club Manager said, “Even though the club is loosing a great player, they are very supportive with Al Mutawa Career and Success”.

Ahmed had Knee surgery last March and is now undergoing intensive Physiotherapy and is expected to make a full recovery. He will not play this season because of the “one year stop” rule to play in Kuwait.

Ahmed is the only Bahraini player to play in the NCAA, and He is one of Bahrain most Dominant players in the paint and helped Manama Club stay in the Top wining all local championships three years in a row before signing with Muharraq Club.
Ahmed Al Mutawa is one of our best players in Bahrain and we wish him the best of luck in Kuwait.



Al Mutawa to play for Kuwait Club -by Yousef Ahmed
NATIONAL basketball star Ahmed Al Mutawa (199-F/C-81, college: Broward CC) has accepted a lucrative offer to play for Kuwait Club next season, he confirmed last night.

Mutawa was offered $8,000 (BD3,024) monthly salary plus benefits by the Kuwaiti outfit, giving him likely the richest contract for any Bahraini cager in history.

The 26-year-old, six-foot six-inch centre was contacted about the opportunity prior to the start of the on-going Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA) season. He will therefore sit out this entire year to meet eligibility requirements to play in Kuwait.

"I'm really excited about this new step in my career," Mutawa told the GDN. "They approached me in a very professional manner, as they did not want to interfere with my commitments with Muharraq Club.

"But the club approved my move, and I am looking forward to the experience in Kuwait's league, which is quite different from our local one. There, they play games home and away throughout the season, while here we only have one or two venues. Clubs in Kuwait also have a bigger budget for their basketball teams."

Mutawa missed much of last season after suffering a left knee injury during the 18th Gulf Cup in the UAE, played in January earlier this year. He has since had anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament reconstruction, and is expected to make a full recovery. He should be fit in time for the tip-off of Kuwait's next local season.

"It will definitely be a challenge coming back from the injury, but I'm confident I can do it," Mutawa said. "Right now, my leg is 85 per cent back to full strength. I expect to be back on the court participating in full contact drills by February or March next year, which would give me enough time to begin practising with my team and getting to know the system before the start of the league."

Meanwhile, Mutawa stressed that despite his new status as an overseas player, he will always be available for national team duty. "It's an honour to represent my country, and I will make sure that I'll be here when needed," he said.

Mutawa is the first and only Bahraini ever to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) of the United States. Being half-Colombian, he lived in the South American country until he completed high school.

He then went on to Broward Community College in Florida before moving to Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, whom he played for in NCAA Division II basketball. Altogether, he played fours years of collegiate basketball in the US.

Mutawa later returned to Bahrain and joined Manama Club, where he thrived for three years as the team's sixth man, and with whom he won three straight league titles. He then signed with Muharraq in 2006 and suited up for the team until his injury.


By PATRICK SALOMON (gulf Daily News)


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BOSNIA

Emir Halimic left Slavija -by Sead Buljina
Former National team member, Emir Halimic and Slavija mutually agreed to go separate ways. Prior to the seventh round of D1 league Halimic decided to leave the team. Slavija`s director, Vladimir Saraba announced that Halimic wanted to leave although team has paid off all of its obligations towards the player. Saraba also stressed that Slavija`s doors are always open for Halimic who has played a major role for this team last couple of seasons. Halimic did not comment his decision publicly. In any case, it will be difficult for Slavija to play without its key player this season.

Bosna ASA BHT win again -by Elvir Halilovic
BOSNA ASA BHT - ZENICA CELIK 108:73
(28:22, 30:22, 27:9, 23:20)
Sarajevo, SD Skenderija, Att.: 100; Ref.: Kunosic, Maric, Milicevic
BOSNA ASA BH TELECOM: Sehovic 7, Kovacevic 2, Ikonic 8, Camdzic 3, Bavcic 30, Hill 4, Bailey 12, Suljagic 1, Rahimic 11, Majstoric 2, Pasalic 9, Williams 19
ZENICA CELIK: Pejic 2, Sadibasic 9, Avdibegovic 12, Jahic 21, Dedic, Djokic 6, Pezer, Sestic, Jusufagic 6, Alic 11, Suljic 3, Delic 3


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CANADA

CIS Games You Can Follow " LIVE " -by Fatih Akser
CIS games are coming up once again. Today Week 6 games are going to be played. Most of the games are going to be very tough and competitive. Especially games such as Western - Carleton, Lakehead - Laurentian and Winnigpeg - Trinity Western.

If you are a really true fan of your team and would like to follow your team games you have a pretty good chance to do it via internet and radio.

Here is how you are going to do that, below are the links that you can follow your favorite team games via internet or radio.

11/23/2007 8:00 pm Lakehead - Laurentian (If you want to check the score of this game live just log on through this web site " http://www.luvoyageurs.com/4802/XLIVE.HTM" )

11/23/2007 8:00 pm Western - Carleton ( If you want to watch this game you can watch through Rogers - Ottowa or you have a chance to listen as well. Just log on to ckcufm.com)

01/11/2008 8:00 pm UCFV Trinity - Western (You can listen to this game through Spartan Radio - www.gospartans.ca)

01/12/2008 3:00 pm Windsor - McMaster (You can check the score online through http://www.athrec.mcmaster.ca/athletics/teams/basketball/livestats/index.htm or you have a change to watch this game on tv Cable 14 Airdates are going to be in Jan.13@7pm, Jan.14@12am, Jan.14@6am, Nov.14@12pm)

01/12/2008 8:00 pm Queen's - Laurentian (You can log on to this web site http://www.luvoyageurs.com/4802/XLIVE.HTM and follow the live score)

01/12/2008 8:00 pm Thompson Rivers - Trinity Western (You can listen this game via Spartan Web Radio - www.gospartans.ca)


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CAPE VERDE

Cape Verdeasn Abroad -by Pedro Gomes

Cape Verdeans abroad
2007-2008 Season

Angola
Marques Houtman (190-G-79, college: Stonehill)
Rodrigo Mascarenhas (198-F-79)
Mario Correia (189-G-78, college: Bryant)


Finland
Peter Cipriano (206-F-83, college: Southern)

Germany
Avery Oliver (193-F-83, college: Indiana, PA)

Poland
Josh Gomes (190-G-83, college: E.Illinois)

Portugal
Elvis Evora (205-C-78, agency: Global Sports Plaza)
Braima Freire (188-82)
Amilcar Gomes (200-F-74)
Mario Jorge (190-G/F-77)
Denis Neves (197-78)
Nilton Rocha (192-F-75)
Walter Sanches (204-C-84)
Pedro Silva (-83)

Spain
Carlos Andrade (197-F-78, college: Queens (NC))
Joao Gomes (199-F-85)

USA
Joey Britto (198-G-83, college: Mass.-Dartmouth)
Keri Gonsalves (196-G-84, college: George Washington)
Bobby Langford (198-F)
Marcus Wills (186-G-76, college: Maine)
Ryan Gomes (201-F-82, college: Providence)



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CBA

Oklahoma Cavalry grab their third straight win -by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma Cavalry narrowly beat East Kentucky Miners to stay perfect in CBA season. The game was played in Great Plains Coliseum in Oklahoma and the hosts drove to a difficult victory as they shook off an 8-point deficit in the final term and celebrated the third consecutive victory. East Kentucky looked aggressive in the first quarter and grabbed a 34:28 lead after the first quarter. But the Cavalry dominated the boards and it helped them to gradually gain the initiative in the second quarter. The home team cut the gap to just 2 points in the interval. The things still looked better for the visitors in the third stanza as Josh Pace (6'6''-G/F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Syracuse) led his teammates to an 8-point advantage entering the fourth period. However the Cavalry's starting five was unstoppable as they finished the game with 82 combined points and they turned the momentum in the fourth term. The hosts crushed defensive walls of East Kentucky in the dying stages and rolled to an overall win. Darold Crow (6'7''-F-84, agency: Weller Sports - Entertainment, college: Tulsa) dunked it home and Eddie Smith (6'2''-G-83, college: Ill.-Springfield) nailed a free throw to pull the win away for the Cavs 104:101.
Curtis Haywood (6'6''-G-75, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: Oklahoma City) scored 22 points and grabbed 8 boards for the winners. Daryan Selvy (6'6''-F/G-79, college: Oklahoma) delivered 19 points and 12 boards in the third success for the Cavs. Josh Pace nailed game-high 34 points and 9 rebounds for the Miners. James Jackson (5'10''-G-89) had 24 points as East Kentucky slipped to 1-3 record in the ladder. The Cavs outrebounded their opponents 47:32 and forced the Miners to 20 turnovers. They also shot 43% from the field. The Cavs will next face Great Falls at home on November 27.

Oklahoma - East Kentucky 104:101
Oklahoma: Curtis Haywood 22, Daryan Selvy 19+12 boards, Albert Robinson 17
East Kentucky: Josh Pace 34, James Jackson 24

Pittsburgh - Butte 106:102
Pittsburgh: Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, college: IUPU-Indianapolis) 27, John DeGroat 22, Antonio Graves 18
Butte: Jason Miller (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Oklahoma St.) 23+10 boards, Jibril Hodges 21

Rio Grande Valley - Yakama 91:107
Rio Grande Valley: Trent Eager (6'7''-G/F-81, agency: Promotex, college: Jacksonville St.) 29, Toby Smith 19
Yakama: Jason Forte (6'5''-G-84, college: S.Mississippi) 23, Jason Sasser 19+10 boards, Harvey Thomas (6'9''-F-82, college: Baylor) 16



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CHINA

Three Way Tie for Lead Continues as Bayi Keeps Slipping -by Arthur Volbert
Xinjiang, Jiangsu and Guangdong just keep on winning as each has a 10-2 record to share the CBA lead. Defending champion Bayi, without Mo Ke, continues to fade and its loss to Jiangsu pushes it down to a 7-5 record.

Liu Jiulong (197-F-82) had 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals to lead Shaanxi to a 125-117 victory over Shaanxi Zhongyu. Liu is a product of the Chinese University league rather than the sports academies and club junior programs. As such he has been a late-developer. Born in 1982, he is first beginning to realize his true potential. But more and more Chinese players will be coming from the universities and high schools as China expands its recruiting base to a wider share of its population. Major Wingate scored 26 points for Zhongyu.

#1, a new import who shared equal playing time with Garnett Thompson, scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Zhejiang Guangsha defeated Zhejiang 92-88. I will try to find out his identity as soon as possible. Soumaila Samake scored 26 for Zhejiang and Ding Jinhui added 19.

Anthony Myles scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Dongguan defeated Jilin 97-90. Wang Bo scored 17 points for Jilin. #11 used to be Steve Castleberry but is now listed as Babakar Camara in the box score. Camara played for Jilin last year. I will try to confirm this change of imports since I do not wish to make a mistake.

This seems to be change-of-import season in the CBA. Guangdong defeated Liaoning 99-83 behind 22 points from #30, a new import. Earnest Brown led Liaoning with 28 points.

Hu Xuefeng (185-G-81) had 34 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals to lead Jiangsu to a 102-100 victory over Bayi. Ryan Forehan-Kelly added 26 points. Wang Zhizhi had 31 points and 9 rebounds for Bayi and Wang Lei scored 26 points.

Shandong defeated Fujian 100-92 behind 26 points from Wang Gang and 23 from Mack Tuck. Chris Porter led Fujian with 26 points and Yang Chao scored 21.

Xinjiang maintained its share of the CBA lead by blowing out Beijing 105-73. David Jackson and #1, whom I believe is a new import, each scored 21. Chen Lei led Beijing with 30 points.

Dontae Jones scored 33 points, Nigel Dixon scored 31 points, and Chen Zhaosheng scored 25 points and Yunnan rallied to outscore hapless Shanghai 126-119. Jerod Ward had 44 for Shanghai while Liu Wei scored 35.


Shaanxi 125
Tian Yu 15p+10r+1a+1s, Liu Jiulong 38p+7r+5a+3s, Dai Yong 9p+4r, Zhang Wei 17p+10r+1s+1bl, Brandon Robinson 19p+10r+4s+1bl, Bai Fan 8p+4r+3a+3s, Brandon Crump 12p+4r+1a+4s+3bl, He Ben 4p+3r
Shanxi Zhongyu 117
#10 7p+4r+2a+1s, Zhang Xuewen 15p+7r+2a+4s, #13 19p+1r+3a+2s, Major Wingate 26p+13r+2a+1s+2bl+6to, Pan Jiang 12p+2r, Sun Chunlei 17p+5r+1a+1s+7to, Damon King 19p+5r+1a+4s+1bl


Guangsha 92
Garnett Thompson 30min+11p+8r+1a+2s, Yu Junkai 17p+3r+2s, #8 8p+9r+3a+2s+1bl, Zhang Nan 17p+3r+1a, #1 30min+25p+10r+2s+6to, Ying Kui 7p+2r+1a+1s, Jia Nan 3p+4r+3a+2s
Zhejiang 88
Wang Nan 6p+5r+3a+1s+1bl+6to, Liu Weiwei 2p+7r+3a+2s, Deng Li 5p+1r+1a+1s, Soumaia Samake 26p+14r+1s+3bl+5to, Ding Jinhui 19p+9r+1a+1s, Luo Zhi 12p+1r+2a, God Shammgod 13p+2s


Dongguan 97
Zhang Kai 16p+12r+3bl, Qiu Biao 18p+4r+2a+3s, Wang Jing 9p+4r+1a+3s, Anthony Myles 20p+10r+2a+1bl, Liu Tao 5p+3r, Wu Songwei 10p+5r+7a+2s, Franz Steyn 17p+13r+2a+3s+4bl
Jilin 90
Wang Bo 17p+10r+7a+6to, Du Jiang 13p+4r+2s+1bl, Nie Jinqiang 7p+2r+2a+1s+2bl, Liu Wei2 4p+3r+1a+1s, Dejuan Tate 15p+8r+1a+1s+2bl, Zhao Anan 6p+2r+1a, #11 11p+9r+1a+2bl



Guangdong 99
Zhu Fangyu 17p+7r+1a+1s, Wang Shipeng 13p+5r+4a+1s, Liu Xiaoyu 7p+6r+8a+3s+2to, Jason Dixon 15p+6r+2a+1s, Du Feng 17p+2r+3a+1s, Ji Le 4p+5r+1a, #30 22p+8r+2a+2s+2bl
Liaoning 83
Bian Qiang 5p+7r+1a, Liu Xiangtao 20p+3r+1a+1s+5to, Zhang Qingpeng 2p+2r+5a+1s+1to, Earnest Brown 28p+5r+2a+1s+3bl, Li Xiaoxu 9p+4r+1a+3bl, Patrick Simpson 8p+7r+1bl, Gu Liye 4p+3r+2bl


Jiangsu 102
Zhang Cheng 17p+5r+2a+3s, Tang Zhengdong 18p+9r+4a+1s+1bl+5to, Hu Xuefeng 34p+11r+4a+10s+5to, Ryan Forehan-Kelly 26p+8r+4a+3s+1bl, Raheim Brown 4p+6r+2a+2bl
Bayi 100
Li Ke 21p+7r+2a+3s, Wang Zhongguang 7p+7r+8a+4s+2to, Wang Zhizhi 31p+9r+4a+2s+5to, Wang Lei 26p+4r+2a+2s, Chen Ke 5p+1r+3a,


Shandong 100
Wang Gang 26p+2r+2a+2s, Sun Jie 18p+4r+4a+6to, Herve Lamizana 9p+15r+2a+3s+4bl+5to, Cao Zhenhua 6p+2r+1a+2s+1bl, Lou Yandong 5p+1r+2a+1s, Hou Bing 10p+3r+1a+1s, Mack Tuck 23p+5r+3a+3s
Fujian 92
Lu Xiaoming 18p+3r+7a+5s+2to, Gong Songlin 9p+2r+1a, Sun Tiannong 6p+1r+1s, Chris Porter 26p+10r+2a+4s, Yang Chao 21p+7r+1a+1s+1bl+6to, #40 4p+7r+1a+2bl


Xinjiang 105
Xu Guozhong 12p+4r+1a+1s, Xue Yuyang 8p+3r+2s+1bl, Mengke Bateer 19p+13r+5a+1s+5to, Song Cun 7p+3r+1a, Jin Lipeng 12p+2r+6a, David Jackson 21p+4r+3a+1s, #1 21p+9r+2a+3s+2bl
Beijing 73
Chen Lei 30p+2r+3a+4s, Olumide Oyedeji 4p+12r+2a, Ji Zhe 5p+3r+2s, Michael Fey 16p+3r+2a+1s+1bl, Xie Libin 8p+3r+1a

Yunnan 126
Liu Hao 15p+4r, Yen Hsing-Su 8p+4r+4a+3s+4to, Nigel Dixon 31p+6r+1a+6to, Wang Nan2 8p+2r+1s+5to, Chen Zhaosheng 25p+6r+1a+2s, Wang Hsin-Kai 4p+2r+3s, Dontae Jones 33p+16r+1a+2s
Shanghai 119
Liu Wei 35p+2r+13a+2s+4to, Wang Yong 17p+7r+2a+1s, #10 4p+3r+1s, Xu Yong 18p+6r+2a+4s+1bl, Jerod Ward 44p+13r+5a+3s+1bl, Luo Xudong 1p+3r+3a+1s


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CROATIA

Maccabi Elite beat Cibona in the game for the third win -by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Elite-Cibona 80:74 (21-22, 19-7, 28-22, 12-23)

Israeli Maccabi Elite beat Cibona last night in Euroleague, Group B 80:74. Maccabi led by 23 late in the third period before Cibona closed the gap to 3. Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) and Derrick Sharp (183-G-71, college: S.Florida) led the winners with 12 points. Marcus Fizer (203-F-78, college: Iowa St.) followed them with 11 points for Maccabi Elite. Chris Warren (196-F-81, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: S.Carolina) collected 19 points and made 7 rebounds in defeat.
For both teams it was the game for the third win in the group and a third place in it. The hosts opened the game with an 11-5 lead but were caught up by the visitors. Warren jumper and Damir Mulaomerovic's layup in the final seconds gave Cibona a 21:22 lead after 10 minutes.
Maccabi Elite had a great second quarter when they produced 19:7. It was Sharp who extended the hosts lead to 40:29 at the halftime. Another run for Maccabi and the score was 53:36 in the third quarter. Kelley closed the gap to 68:51 for the Israeli team. The fourth quarter was the time for Cibona to wake up. Again Kelley and Rozic then drilled threes to cut the gap to 74:65.and then to 74:70.Cibona stayed too close and was on the way to tie, but Bynum blocked Kelley's last chance three allowing Maccabi to celebrate the victory.

Maccabi Elite: Lior Eliyahu 12, Derrick Sharp 12, Marcus Fizer 11
Cibona: Chris Warren 19+7 rebs, Tre Kelley (183-G-85, college: S.Carolina) 16, Sam Hoskin (206-F/C-79, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: De Paul) 15+ 9 rebs


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FINLAND

KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto won over KTP 88-84 -by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Round 13: Two games tonight. Pyrinto (Tampere) defeated KTP (Kotka) 88-84 (49-44) and Kouvot (Kouvola) suffered the first home loss
of the season. The winner was Team Componenta (Karkkila). TC has won now both contests of the season vs Kouvot. In Tampere the game MVP
was Damon Williams (199-F-73, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo), who led Pyrinto again with 33 pts and 13 rbs in 40 minutes.

Damion Dantzler (202-F-76, college: Louisville)r had also a double-double: 19/14. Eric Washington DNP. Pyrinto was shooting by the way 10,5% (2/19) behind the arc, while KTP made the threes 40,6% (13/32). However Pyrinto won mostly because 18/27 pts from the FT line (KTP 7/11). Jermaine Spivey netted 28 and James Wright (last season on Pyrinto roster) added 21 pts.

Kouvot lost 69-76 (34-38) vs Team Componenta. Kouvot had three players (Jukka Kataja, Tuomas Iisalo, Corey Smith) on injured list. Roope Suonio and

Wayne Bernard had both 21 pts. That was not enough, when Karkkila had two American players Nick Wallery, Jerome Rogers and Conor Grace from

Ireland all in double figures.

Pyrinto - KTP 88-84 (49-44) (Damon Williams 33/13, Damion Dantzler 19/14 - Jermaine Spivey 28, James Wright 21).

Kouvot - Team Componenta 69-76 (34-38) (Roope Suonio 21, Wayne Bernard 21 - Nick Wallery 19/15, Conor Grace 15).




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FYR MACEDONIA

Results from Round 10 in Second Division -by Todor Chalovski
TETEKS - POP SPORT VSA 81:89,
PLEJMEJKER KUBUS - DROGA KOLINSKA 53:60,
ABA - HERAKLEA 77:70,
VARDAR CENTAR - GOCE DELCHEV 106:95,
TORUS - OVCE POLE 79:84.


Fersped Rabotnicki wins against city rivals -by Todor Chalovski
Fersped Rabotnicki beat MZT Skopje 87:75 in the last game from round 10 of the First Macedonian league.
They started the game brightly, taking a 10 point lead after first period. After that MZT tried to get back in the game, but their shooting let them down.

FERSPED RABOTNICKI - MZT SKOPJE 87:75
Result by quarters: 27:17; 17:22; 24:20; 19:16.

FERSPED RABOTNICKI: Stojanovski 13, Stojchevski, Veselinovski 6, Filipovic 6, Simic 14, Kochov, Mirakovski 19, Zivcevic 18, Trajkovski 9, Mihajlovski, Nakic, Markovski 2.
Coach: Marin Dokuzovski.

MZT SKOPJE: Milenkovic 2, B. Nikolovski, Petrovski 12, Karakolev 7, Gjuroski 22, Atanasoski, Liotikovski, K. Nikolovski, Shteryov, Milanovski 4, Ball 19, Taci 12.
Coach: Aleksandar Todorov.


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GERMANY

Bundesliga Game Day 10 Midweek Games! -by Michael Taylor
Midweek Bundesliga games from Game Day 10 showcased Rhein River winners as both Bayer Leverkusen and Telekom Bonn earned victories.

Telekom Baskets Bonn 87 EnBW Ludwigsburg 81
Friday night Telekom Baskets Bonn held off a fierce EnBW Ludwigsburg comeback with clutch baskets and hardwork in their hardfought 87-81 home win at Hardtberghalle in Bonn. Seen live on BBL.TV, Head Coach Michael Koch's "Men of Magenta" bolted to a 31-16 1Q behind athletic perimeter combination Winsome Frazier and Jason Conley. Answering the Bonn strong beginning, Ludwigsburg outscored the hosts 24-11 in the 2Q as Captain Nils Mittmann buried a perfect 3-3 from three in the first half. A key to the Ludwigsburg comeback was the zone defense which helped them slow the Bonn attack and cut the Bonn lead to 42-40 at half. Basketball fans were treated to an exciting third quarter as Ludwigsburg quickly pulled even at 52 and outscored Bonn 18-17 in the 3rd sending the game into the 4th at 59-58 Bonn. Brandon Woudstra and post sub Sascha Kesslering (playing due to Michel Nascimento's broken thumb) sparked Head Coach Silvano Poropat's team. A Kesselring bucket off a brilliant pass from Woudstra gave the guests a 62-61 advantage but Ronnie Burrell scored on a stickback to regain Bonn's lead 63-62. Moments later, Kesselring banked in a layup to pull Ludwigsburg even at 65. Burrell answered again and Bonn raced to a 73-68 edge. With the score 77-71 and Ludwigsburg pushing hard, Winsome Frazier and Jason Conley finished what they started with a Frazier right wing three and a breakaway slam from Conley to seal the game. Ronnie Burrell finished the game with a terrific 24pt 12reb double double and Frazier added 23pt for Bonn. Conley chipped in 13pt in the win. Brandon Woudstra topscored for Ludwigsburg with 17pt 7reb 6 ast followed by Coleman Collins at 14 and Nils Mittmann at 12. Both teams shot 46% from the floor and made 21 FT's. Bonn held a 39-28 advantage on the boards including an amazing 23 offensive rebounds. Bonn improved to 6-4 while Ludwigsburg fell to 4-6.

Bayer Leverkusen 84 TBB Trier 74
Wednesday night at historic Wilhelm Dopatka Halle in Leverkusen, Nate Fox scored 27pt with 6reb to lead Bayer Leverkusen to a quality 84-74 home win over TBB Trier. Looking to stop their recent slide, Trier jumped to a 27-20 lead after 1Q before Leverkusen answered with a 25-11 second taking a 45-38 halftime lead. The hosts upped their mark with a 21-15 3Q increasing the game to 66-53 after 3. Trier battled back but fell short as Fox's shooting kept the hosts on track for the victory. Leverkusen shot 50% from the floor with 7 of 17 threes (41%) and converted 17 of 21 FT (81%). Tyron McCoy added 14pt and Zack Whiting 13pt for Head Coach Achim Kuczmann's men. Trier's Daniel Cage and Jerome Coleman shared tospcoring honors with 17pt apiece and James Gillingham added 12pt with Caleb Green scoring 10. Trier outrebounded Leverkusen 35-33 and shot 43% from the floor. With the win Leverkusen improved to 7-3 while Trier slipped to 2-8.

Remaining games for Bundesliga Game Day 10 will take place Saturday November 24th and Sunday November 25th.


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HOLLAND

Rotterdam Challengers Win 5th Straight, Over Omniworld -by Sanders Jackson

Thursday night in the Topsportcentrum, Rotterdam Challengers kept their winning streak intact, winning over struggling Omniworld with an 88-68 win. The rotterdammers overcame a slow 1st quarter start and strong Omniworld start by getting it together in the 2nd quarter, then took complete control of the game in the 3rd quarter, with Omniworld unable to put any resistance.
Chaz Twan Briggs (201-F-80, agency: Heinrich Sports, college: W.Virginia) had a strong game for Rotterdam, scoring 17 pts., leading one of five Rotterdammers n double figures. Brandon Griffin (203-F-82, college: SE Missouri St.) led all scorers with 22 pts. and also grabbed 12 rebounds. Rotterdam shot 56.9% FG and forced 25 Omniworld turnovers while making only 8 themselves. The win improves Rotterdam Challengers' record to 6-4, while Omniworld loses its fifth straight and fall to 1-10.


ZZ Leiden Wins Again On Road, Win In Den Helder -by Sanders Jackson

In Den Helder on Thursday night, ZZ Leiden wins in a tight battle vs. Den Helder Seals, sending them to their fourth loss in a row by the score of 73-67. While both teams shot the ball poorly, poor free throw shooting was more costly for Den Helder (9 for 20), while also shooting only 39.5% FG. One person who had no such troubles was ZZ guard
Donald Wilson (193-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Portland), who scored a game-high 27 pts. (9-13 FG, 3 three-pointers) with 4 steals. Dane Bradshaw (193-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tennessee) ane Bradshaw led the Seals with 18 pts. The win improves ZZ's record to 4-9, while Den Helder falls to 2-9.


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ISRAEL

Maccabi Elite beat Cibona in the game for the third win -by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Elite-Cibona 80:74 (21-22, 19-7, 28-22, 12-23)

Israeli Maccabi Elite beat Cibona last night in Euroleague, Group B 80:74. Maccabi led by 23 late in the third period before Cibona closed the gap to 3. Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) and Derrick Sharp (183-G-71, college: S.Florida) led the winners with 12 points. Marcus Fizer (203-F-78, college: Iowa St.) followed them with 11 points for Maccabi Elite. Chris Warren (196-F-81, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: S.Carolina) collected 19 points and made 7 rebounds in defeat.
For both teams it was the game for the third win in the group and a third place in it. The hosts opened the game with an 11-5 lead but were caught up by the visitors. Warren jumper and Damir Mulaomerovic's layup in the final seconds gave Cibona a 21:22 lead after 10 minutes.
Maccabi Elite had a great second quarter when they produced 19:7. It was Sharp who extended the hosts lead to 40:29 at the halftime. Another run for Maccabi and the score was 53:36 in the third quarter. Kelley closed the gap to 68:51 for the Israeli team. The fourth quarter was the time for Cibona to wake up. Again Kelley and Rozic then drilled threes to cut the gap to 74:65.and then to 74:70.Cibona stayed too close and was on the way to tie, but Bynum blocked Kelley's last chance three allowing Maccabi to celebrate the victory.

Maccabi Elite: Lior Eliyahu 12, Derrick Sharp 12, Marcus Fizer 11
Cibona: Chris Warren 19+7 rebs, Tre Kelley (183-G-85, college: S.Carolina) 16, Sam Hoskin (206-F/C-79, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: De Paul) 15+ 9 rebs


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ITALY

Cavaliero moves to Avellino -by Gianni Pascucci
Scandone Air Avellino announced the agreement with Daniele Cavaliero (189-G-84), who comes from Fortitudo Upim Bologna

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KOREA

SK TOP LG SAKERS IN OVERTIME -by Rick Ross

SK Nights win in a thriller overtime game in Changwon 102-95 as
Bang Sung-Yun (197-F/G-83) torched the nets with 34 points, Smith Larry added
25 points, Blankson Odartey (201-F/G-82, agency: Naiditch Entertainment, college: UNLV)

netted 36 points in a losing battle as Warner Calvin (201-F/C-80, college: Jacksonville)
Fouled out with 15 points and 16 rebs for the Sakers.

SK Nights improve their stats 10-5 in 2nd place while LG Sakers slip to 3rd place.
The Number one Team Dongbu Promy continue to win as the knock off Samsung Thunders
75-65 and up their stats 12-2 for the 2nd round as Samsung stay even at 500 with a record of
7-7 tied for 6th place with KTF also 7-7, KCC & KT&G hold the 4th spot respectfully at 7-6 each.

The Number One Team Dongbu Promy play Host to the LG Sakers Sunday,
Games on Tap 2morrow
Mobis Vs KT&G
KCC Vs KTF
ET BlackSlam Vs Orions who will try Out a new Import player Aaron Carlton (206-C-79, college:

Mo.-Kansas City) Who was playing last with 6-2 GUILDFORD HEAT (ENG-BBL) MEN



Seung Jin Ha - 221.6 cm tall -by Won-Youl Bae
Seung Jin Ha (222-C-85), who was the first Korean NBA player and played for Portland Trail Blazers, measured his height and weight at the KBL office to participate in the KBL draft for domestic players for 2008-2009 seasons. His measuring height was 221.6 cm and his weight couldn't measure because weight scale cannot measure over 150 kg. Therefore, Ha will go to the hospital to check his weight by using medical weight scale.

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MOZAMBIQUE

Nacional Championship : now the semi finals -by Carlos Pereira
Full results from phase one:

1th ROUND
Acad.de Songo,40-Fer.da Beira,121
Acad.de Maputo,81-L.M. de Ibane,47
Desportivo Maputo,85-Velhas Glorias,40
Fer.de Maputo, 89-Desportivo da Beira,55

2th ROUND
Fer.de Maputo,67-Acad. de Maputo,56
Fer.da Beira,98-Velhas Glorias,61
Maxaquene,63-Desportivo Maputo,59

3th ROUND
Des. da Beira,86- l. M. de Ibane,46
Velhas Glorias,81-Acad. De Songo,65
Maxaquene,79-Fer.da Beira,82

4th ROUND
Acad. de Songo,34- Maxaquene,96
L.M.Ibane,45- Fer.de Maputo,100
Fer.da Beira,62-Desportivo de Maputo,55

5th ROUND
Desportivo Maputo,126- Acad.de Songo,47
Maxaquene, 77-Velhas Glorias,51
Desportivo da Beira,57-Acad. de Maputo,82

SEMI FINALS

Fer.da Beira-Acad. de Maputo

Fer.de Maputo-Maxaquene


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NBA

Arenas to miss three months -by Paolo Comitti
Washington Wizards leading scorer Gilbert Arenas (6'3''-G-82, college: Arizona) underwent two different surgical procedures on his left knee on Wednesday and will miss about three months.

Arenas had been experiencing swelling and soreness in the knee which he had surgically repaired late last season. After sitting out the past two games, Arenas did not travel with the team to Charlotte and underwent an MRI Wednesday morning, which revealed a cartilage tear.

"I'm just going to sit in my sorrows again. I have three months to (be) back positive again, but right now, it's hard," Arenas said in a posting on his blog Wednesday. "I need to start thinking about longevity in my career instead of just this injury right now. Every great player has missed at least one year."

Team physician Dr. Marc Connell repaired a partial tear of the meniscus and performed microfracture surgery on a non-weight bearing bone on the side of his knee.

"It's not as bad as the injury in April, but it's tough," wrote Arenas, who will begin rehabilitation next week.

"We expect Gilbert to make a full recovery," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said.

The 6-foot-4 Arenas is averaging 22.4 points. The Wizards won both games against struggling Portland and Philadelphia without Arenas and earned their sixth straight victory hours after Arenas went under the knife, outlasting Charlotte 114-111 in overtime Wednesday.

"We did win two games in convincing fashion without him, but it wasn't like it was the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs," Wizards center Brendan Haywood said before the win over the Bobcats. "Playing without Gilbert Arenas is going to hurt this team."

Arenas began the season by playing as though nothing was wrong, averaging about 40 minutes per game. But after Washington's third game, he said his knee felt stiff, "like a 5-pound weight is on it."

He then had excess fluid drained from the knee for the second time in three weeks on Nov. 7. He played the next night, a loss to New Jersey that dropped the Wizards to 0-4, but had a long conversation with Nets star Jason Kidd on the court after the final buzzer. Kidd offered advice about dealing with a return from surgery.

Arenas stayed in the lineup until missing Saturday's game against Portland, then sitting again Tuesday against Philadelphia. Without Arenas, coach Eddie Jordan said Antonio Daniels will continue to play point guard.

"Every team goes through it, and every team tries to find a way to win on a consistent basis," Jordan said. "We've gotten better at moving the ball."

This whole ordeal has all been a bit new to Arenas -- a three-time All-Star -- whose only previous significant injury in the NBA was an abdominal problem that limited him to 55 games in 2003-04.

He finished third in the league in scoring average in 2006-07 at 28.4 points, but missed the last two weeks of the regular season and all of the playoffs after having knee surgery.

"Gilbert worked extremely hard this summer to be ready for the beginning of the regular season," Grunfeld said. "This is very unfortunate because he was starting to play at a high level prior to the surgery."

It's another blow to the Wizards, who lost Arenas and Caron Butler to season-ending injuries late last season. Etan Thomas is out this season after undergoing heart surgery, while Oleksiy Pecherov is recovering from a broken ankle.

Haywood didn't play against the Bobcats because of a sprained left ankle, leaving Washington with only nine healthy players.

"That's the business, man," Haywood said. "Life's not always fair. He's out right now and everybody is down about it. Everybody wishes him the best. Right now all we can do is pray for him and hope he has a speedy recovery."

Jordan wouldn't say whether he'll push management to sign another player.


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NCAA

Kosta Koufos remarkable for Ohio State -by Eurobasket News
Yet another spectacular effort from a Greek nugget Kosta Koufos (7'0''-F/C-89) led the Ohio State Buckeyes to the NIT Tip-off Final. The Buckeyes freshman scored 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Ohio State rolled past Syracuse 79:65. The result saw Greek centre improve his average stats to 20.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per three games for Ohio State. The Buckeyes meanwhile improved to 3-0 record and take on Texas A&M today in the Final game.
The Buckeyes led comfortably 42:34 at halftime and later Kosta Koufos helped Ohio to enlarge the lead up to 10 points. But later the Orange sparked with a 9:2 rally to close the gap to just 3 points 43:46. But Jamar Butler (6'1''-G-85) hit two three-pointers as the Buckeyes got back on track and ran away to a safe territory. Othello Hunter (6'8''-F-86) provided 15 points for Ohio State. Jamar Butler delivered 14 points for the winners. Donte Green netted 21 points for Syracuse. Eric Devendoff had 15 points as the Orange slipped to 3-1 record. The Orange outrebounded their opponents 40:30 but shot 36% from the field. The Buckeyes responded with 49% accuracy and forced the Orange to 16 turnovers.
Texas A&M advanced to the Final game after beating Washington Huskies 77:63 in another semifinal. Donald Sloan (6'2''-G) posted his best 18 points for the Aggies to help them recover after trailing by 4 points at halftime. The Aggies improved to 5-0 record. Jon Brockman (6'7''-F-87) responded with game-high 21 points and 15 boards for the Huskies as they suffered their first defeat in the season.


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NEW ZEALAND

Rickert's absence results in NZ Breakers loss -by Eurobasket News
NZ Breakers - Cairns Taipans 103:128

A high-scoring basketball was the treat for Auckland fans but the result was far from it. NZ Breakers were thrashed by Cairns Taipans at North Shore Events Centre and their 4-game winning streak was snapped. Both teams entered the game with major losses. NZ Breakers were without their imports Rick Rickert (210-F-83, college: Minnesota) and Wayne Turner (188-G-76, college: Kentucky). The Taipans were missing Martin Cattalini (202-F-73) and Rashad Tucker (202-F-75, college: S.Illinois) on the squad. The Cairns enjoyed a narrow lead early in the starting frame but NZ Breakers used shooting accuracy from Kirk Penney (194-G-80, college: Wisconsin) and Phill Jones (196-G-74) to stay close. But gradually the Taipans found their way inside the paint and using a complete advantage in size under the rims started to clear off. Nathan Jawai (207-C-86, college: Midland CC) and Larry Abney (206-F/C-77, college: Fresno St.) marked their inside the paint presence to accumulate a 64:60 advantage at halftime. The third quarter brought little relief for the hosts as the Taipans adjusted themselves well to the pace and delivered regularly. The gap reached a 10-point mark after three quarters of action. And though Kirk Penney and Phill Jones were consistent from the field in the fourth frame it was not enough for the Breakers to change the complexion of the game. Darnell Mee (197-G-72, college: W.Kentucky) completed his 30-point result for the game and led the Taipans to an overwhelming victory.
Darnell Mee finished with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the Taipans. Larry Abney added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Kirk Penney scored game-high 31 points on 5/11 three-point shooting. Phill Jones contributed 27 points for the Breakers as they fell to 8-6 record.
Cairns outrebounded the home team 52:29 and sank 55% from the field, including 62% from three-point range.

NZ Breakers: Kirk Penney 31, Phill Jones 27, Oscar Forman (205-G-82) 12
Cairns: Darnell Mee 30, Larry Abney 20+10 boards


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QATAR

Qatar won the 3rd -by Ali Ahmed
Qatar National Team beat Iraq by 91-70, to win the 3rd in the Arab games.

Eric Darrel , hes the head coach of Qatar National Team National Team.

first quarter: 27-22 for Qatar National Team.
second quarter: 52-40 for Qatar National Team.
third quarter: 69-51 for Qatar National Team.
forth quarter: 91-70 for Qatar National Team.


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SEBL

Baseline Warriors hang on for 80-77 win over Atlanta Metro... -by David Archer
#s#
#e#5


Rodney Kirtz


LeMelle


Puckett


Borders

Atlanta, GA (Nov. 23, 2007) - Baseline worked out to double-digit leads on several occaasions through out the second half, but had to hold off a frenzied Atlanta Metro run in the closing minutes to hang on for an 80-77 win in the opening game of the AMC Thanksgiving Classic Friday night.

The Warriors, behind the scoring of Ronny LeMelle (6'5''-G-81) of Baseline-2 and Rodney Kirtz (6'3''-G-79) of Baseline-2 worked out an early lead. The duo combine for four threes as Baseline built at 20-13 lead. But, the Panthers went on a run mid-way through the half and eventually led by as much as 29-23. Baseline's BJ Puckett nailed a three and Scott Windom came off the bench to get two key buckets to ignite a 9-0 run. The Warriors took a 42-40 lead into the intermission. In that first half, Baseline shot 57% from the field on 16-28 shooting, while holding the Panthers to 43.6% on 17 of 39 from the floor. But, AMC was still in the contest through a huge 24-12 rebounding advantage, including 14 offensive boards. The second opportunites were paying off for the Panthers. LeMelle and Rodney Kirtz had 12 and 10 points, respectively in the first half for Baseline. Shopaka led AMC with 14.


In the second half, Baseline opened on a 6-0 run to push it's lead out to eight. Though Atlanta Metro was cold, Baseline could not capitalize consistently. The Panthers got two quick buckets from Pellot-Rosa to trim the lead down to four. But, Baseline would counter with consecutive old-fashioned 3-point plays from BJ Puckett and Adrien Borders (6'0''-G-83) of Baseline-2. Borders would have an impressive stretch of offense, hitting a three-pointer, then later connecting on three free throws after drawing a foul on a trey attempt. Baseline built a cushion it would keep for most of the second half. After enjoying its biggest lead at 71-58, Baseline began to tighten up, taking a series of tough, low-percentage shots. The Panthers got quick baskets and trimmed the lead to 76-70, with only 2:20 remaining. Baseline would increase its lead on two Ronny LeMelle freethrows. After a Panther miss, Adrian Jones (6'5''-F/G, college: Georgia) drew a foul, hitting one of two at the line, with only 1:10 remaining. Baseline was seemingly in control with a 79-70 lead. But, Atlanta Metro would hit a three pointer, cutting it to six with 35 seconds remaining. Then, after a Baseline turnover, Metro drew a foul in the lane and hit both free throws, trimming their deficit to 79-75. Baseline went into a spread to utilize time, after running the clock down, the Warriors missed a shot attempt. Metro got the ball back and promptly missed a shot, but got two offensive rebounds before nailing a desparate floater from the baseline to get to with in two, at 79-77 with 16 seconds left. On the ensuing inbounds, Baseline broke the Panther's full-court pressure, before Chris Jones was fouled with nine ticks showing. Jones missed the first freethrow, followed by a make. Down 80-77, the Panthers inbounded and got a three attempt off quickly, missed, but the long rebound went out to another Panther, who missed another try. The loose ball bounced to another Panther player, who quickly flipped to a teammate, who launched another desparation trey attempt as the buzzer sounded. The shot lipped in and out of the rim, allowing Baseline to escape with the win.


Shopaka led Atlanta Metro with 23 points, while Steverson had 12. Brown and Pellot-Rosa both finished with nine for the Panthers, who will play Snead State on Saturday evening at 7:30pm, in the final contest of the Classic.


Adrien Borders finished with 17 points, six assists and two steals on the night for Baseline, while LeMelle had 15 points. Jones had 14 points on 5-5 shooting from the floor, to go along with seven rebounds, while Rodney Kirtz turned in 12 points, six assists and two steals. B.J. Puckett (6'9''-F-83) of Baseline chalked up 11 points, Chris Jones five, Scott Windom four and Bobby Rouse two.


Baseline, now 4-1 (21-4 overall) will now face Albany Tech (3-2) on Saturday evening at 6:00pm on the Atlanta Metro College Campus. Albany Tech fell to Snead State on Friday evening by the score of 83-67.



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SERBIA

Miroslav Popov is the new head coach of Leotar Trebinje -by Dragan Jankovski
Bosnian team Leotar from Trebinje named Miroslav Popov as a new head coach. Namely, the team parted ways with Petar Rodic couple of days ago after 5 defeats and only one win in Bosnian A league. In the past Popov used to work like a head coach of women teams. He had a lot of success with Hemofarm Vrsac while last two seasons he spent in Italian club Alghero.

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TBL

Texas Basketball League Showcase Schedule Set For January 3-5, 2008 -by Benjamin Brinkley
21-November-2007
Arlington, Texas -- The schedule for the first annual Texas Basketball League (TBL) Showcase features 6 games between January 3rd thru 5th, 2008. Action tips off on Thursday, Jan. 3rd, when the Cavaliers takes on the Lakers at 6:45pm (CST), and will continue with two more contests during the evening. The schedules for Thursday, Friday and Saturday each include two games, beginning at 6:45 (CST), while the Showcase comes to an end on Saturday with the final two games, also starting at 9:00 pm (CST).

“Being able to host the Texas Basketball League Showcase during our Inaugural Season in North Texas is a special honor,” said League Owner Benjamin Brinkley. “Not only are we excited to bring a premiere TBL experience to sports fans in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area, but we are extremely proud to be able to host an event that will have such a positive impact on the state of Texas.”

Entering its inaugural season, the Texas Basketball League, the official semi-pro basketball league of Texas has established itself as a league that develop talent for other semi-pro league across the country and overseas, has relocated its headquarters from Houston to Dallas, Texas to help foster the Texas Basketball League's continued growth. Additionally, every referee hired by the TBL since 2007 has worked in the TASO, while coaches, athletic trainers and front office executives have been hired from the top basketball franchises and programs in the country.

Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the Texas Basketball League offers TBL-quality basketball and fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. For additional information on the Texas Basketball League, please call league office call 817-803-6186 or email texasbasketballeague@yahoo.com


Texas Basketball League Launches Sports Entertainment Division -by Benjamin Brinkley
21-Nov-2007
Frisco, TX -- With the recent launching of the TBL Sports Entertainment Division, we will use this space on the usbasket.com Web page to keep you up-to-date with all of the exciting plans including the Texas 2k8 Classic Basketball Tournament Series , TBL Live, a reality television show, an up-and-coming model talent search, and other events being planned.

According to Benjamin Brinkley, TBL League President, "We have a tremendous program planned and are very excited about the potential of this venture. We are now in negotiations with several big name artists in all music genres, sold old, some legendary and some of the current world renowned artists. We know that the program will be a smash hit with all TBL fans. Our goal has always been to bring exciting and affordable entertainment - both basketball and other events - to our fans. Keep your eyes as we get ready to the semi-pro basketball to other level."

For more information, email texasbasketballeague@yahoo.com


Texas Basketball League Announces 2007 Training Camp Update -by Benjamin Brinkley
21-November-2007
Frisco, TX -- The Texas Basketball League, the official semi-pro basketball league of Texas, announced that training camp has been rescheduled to December 1st and the names of players will be invited to the TBL's first training camp will be released on November 26th, 2007.

"80 players will be chosen during the course of the training camp to fill out the roster of the TBL's upcoming inaugural season," said Benjamin Brinkley, League Owner “This is a very important time in the Texas Basketball League and the state of Texas. This has been under development for 4 years and thru countless trials and errors, the league is ready to go. “

The Texas Basketball League are gearing up for their first inaugural season; the selection of players for the upcoming 2008 season is one of the last steps in forming the a new semi-pro basketball which has 8 teams playing in two divisions. "Both individual and season tickets will be available on December 5th" said Benjamin Brinkley, new appointed League Commissioner.

Players that were drafted from August, September, and October 2007 tryout camp will be in attendance along with the newly signed players from North Carolina and other parts of the country. Training camp will begin from December 1st thru 31st and the final players tryouts for the upcoming 2008 season will be held on December15th and 16th in Arlington, Teaxs. Pre-registration will begin on November 26th. Cost: $100

Texas Basketball League tickets are now available. For more information visit call 817-803-6186 or email texasbasketballeague@yahoo.com


Texas Basketball League Annouces Final Basketball Tryouts For the Upcoming 2008 Season -by Benjamin Brinkley
21-November-2007
Arlington, TX -- The Texas Basketball League will be holding it's final player tryout camp on Saturday and Sunday, December 15th and 16th from 2-6pm in Dallas, Texas.
League President Benjamin Brinkley, Head Coaches, and League Scouts will be conducting the camp looking for players to complete team rosters with the single goal of bringing an TBL championship to their perspective team.

"The Texas Basketball League are determined on bringing the best available talent to the county," stated Benjamin Brinkley. "Additionally, our league is committed to providing our players the greatest opportunity for a championship as well as an avenue to advance their careers."

The early fee of $100 (if received by Dec 10th) or $150 (cash only) at the day of the tryout along with a completed application and release form will be required prior to participation in the tryout. Money orders and cash accepted. No personal checks!! All completed forms and pre-registration payments should be mailed to:

Texas Basketball League
P.O. Box 537
Arlington, Texas 76014

Texas Basketball League tickets are now available. For more information visit call 817-803-6186 or email texasbasketballeague@yahoo.com


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TUNISIA

Ezzahara is the leader -by Carlos Pereira
After the 9th round Ezzahara is the leader, also important the best six teams have a great advence to the others.
Results
ESSahel-USMonastir : 87-91 (after overtime)
Ezzahra-ESRadès : 109-85
CAfricain-ASMarsa : 89-47
ASHammamet-CSCheminots : 56-64
SNabeulien-CABizertin : 77-42
DSGrombalia-JSKairouan : 75-80


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UKRAINE

Kyiv Maintain Perfect Superleague Record / Kyiv Youngsters' Winning Streak Ends -by Alexei Naumov

BC Kyiv defeated MBC Mykolaiv 86:68 to claim their 8th consecutive win in the Ukrainian Superleague.

Kyiv put pressure on Mykolaiv's guard Alexander Rayevskiy right from the start of the contest, limiting the home side to just 2 scored points during the first 4 minutes of the contest. That was enough for the visitors to finish the 1st quarter up by 5.

Mykolaiv managed to even up the game during the second quarter, heading into the half time break down by 6.

Kyiv went on to outscore the opponents 23:13 during the 3rd quarter. Manuchar Markoishvili, who finished the game with 27 points, led the way with 8 during the stretch.

Artur Drozdov and Joshua Davis scored 15 and 14 points respectively, while Viacheslav Kravtsov added a double-double: 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Mykolaiv's Alexander Rayevskiy had a team-high 17 points.

Game quotes, stats and live game logs are available here:

Meanwhile Kyiv's farm team lost to Mykolaiv's youngsters 93:70, ending their 6-game winning streak.

Kyiv started the game with a 7:2 run, but Mykolaiv bounced back and finished the 1st quarter up by 2. Carried by the momentum and their red-hot 3-point shooting the home-side extended the lead to 12 by halftime.

Kyiv's guard Andrei Lebedintsev got the team back in the game after hitting three back-to-back 3's reducing the margin to just 4 points, but that was as close as the visitors managed to get. Mykolaiv won the 4th quarter 22:6, claiming their 7th win in 8 games.

Kyiv's Vladislav Podolian finished the game with 19 points and 7 rebounds.

Mykolaiv's Maksym Shepil had 29 and 12 rebounds.





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Women News

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AUSTRALIA - Women

Sydney Uni bump AIS to stay on top -by Eurobasket News
Sydney Uni improved to 8-3 record on top of the WNBL ladder. They overcame AIS 85:57 at Sydney Uni Sports & Aquatic Centre. Natalie Porter (185-F-80) and Alicia Poto (166-G-78) were overwhelming as they led the hosts to a comprehensive victory over the students. Sydney Uni Flames grabbed the initiative right from the start and piled up a 23:14 lead after the opening frame. AIS struggled to find the rhythm offensively as they committed a bunch of turnovers and the Flames capitalized extending the margin to 40:22 at the interval. Things changed slightly after the break and AIS outscored the hosts 19:17. But the visitors never stretched the momentum as Natalie Porter returned the Flames in control as they easily secured the winning outcome at the end. She finished with massive 35 points and 8 boards for the Flames. Alicia Poto had 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Marianna Tolo (196-C-89) replied with 11 points for AIS as she was the only player to score in double figures for the visitors. The home team outrebounded their opponents 47:34 and limited them to 33% accuracy from the field. AIS fell to 3-6 record in the ladder.
Meanwhile Dandenong Rangers lost their home battle against Townsville Fire 43:53. The Fire entered the game too slow as they just 2/13 field goals in the starting frame and trailed 9:17 after it. But the situation turned upside down after the first intermission as it were Dandenong players who began missing the shots later in the game. The hosts sank only 19% of field goals in the next three quarters and simply presented Townsville with victory. Rohanee Cox (182-F-80) scored 16 points for the Fire. Tania Baxter and Jennifer Crouse (192-C-77) had 12 points apiece for the winners. Larissa Anderson (180-F/C-77) netted 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Rangers as they slipped to 4-6 record in the ladder.

Sydney Uni Flames - AIS 85:57
Sydney: Natalie Porter 35, Alicia Poto 24, Kristen Veal 11
AIS: Marianna Tolo 11, Nicole Hunt (167-G-88) 9

Dandenong - Townsville 43:53
Dandenong: Larissa Anderson 20+11 boards, Caitlin Ryan (178-G-81) 11
Townsville: Rohanee Cox 16, Jennifer Crouse 12, Tania Baxter 12


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BELGIUM - Women

A 24:2 in the opening quarter destroys Novia -by Eurobasket News
Tarbes GB - Novia Munalux Namur 76-39 (24-2, 16-15, 22-11, 14-11)

Novia Munalux Namur lost the second game in Group K of EuroCup. The team was smashed in the opening quarter by French Tarbes GB 2:24 and in the whole game 39:76. The latter top the group with 3-0, while Novia Munalux Namur is 1-2. Kristen Mann (188-F-83, college: UCSB) showed a good game scoring 16 points, making 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Gisella Vega (188-C-82) and Liz Moeggenberg (185-F-84, college: Michigan St.) scored 13 points each for the French squad. Stephanie Dubuc (175-F/G-85) was the only one to reach the double digits with 11 points.

A disaster! Novia Munalux Namur missed two huge runs in the first 10 minutes of the game. A 0-10 in the first 3 minutes was somehow closed by two free throws from Nicolae, however another 0-12 showed 2:24 after the first quarter. In a better second quarter Novia Munalux Namur could follow the leader. Werpin with a jump-shot sent the teams to interim at 40:17.
In the third quarter Kristen Mann made +31 with lay-up for the hosts. Nevzorova closed the third for 62:28. Liz Moeggenberg made +44 in the fourth as the teams had 72:28. Luckily the Belgian team could finish the horrible night at 76:39.

Tarbes GB: Kristen Mann 16+7 rebs +8 ast, Gisella Vega 13, Liz Moeggenberg 13
Novia Munalux Namur: Stephanie Dubuc 11, Werpin 8


Szymanska-Lara tried hard, Spartak as a team better -by Eurobasket News
Dexia Namur - Spartak Moscow Region 75:81 (21-21, 24-19, 10-18, 20-23)

Spartak Moscow Region is back on track after the loss in Poland and had a road win in Belgium. The defending Champions of Euroleague overcame Dexia Namur 75:81 to improve to 2-1. Ivana Matovic (197-C-83) paced the winners with 22 points. Diana Taurasi (182-G-82, college: Connecticut) nailed 16, while Bird and Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) posted 14 points each. Krystyna Szymanska-Lara (173-G-69) had a great game for the hosts producing 28 points.

Namur saw a good start of their team as Dexia opened the game with 10:2. Spartak woke up later in the period and tied the score at 21:21. In the second quarter, the home side began to take control and moved 35:32 ahead after a lay-up shot from Elzbieta Miedzik (180-F-83). Dexia kept 45:40 as two teams left the court for the break.
The biggest lead the home side achieved with 54:45 in the third. After that it was hard for Dexia to stay in the game. Diana Taurasi was the one to push her team to 18:10 spurt. Spartak grabbed 55:58 after 30 miinutes of the game and looked forward for the last period.
Krystyna Szymanska-Lara was unstoppable in the last quarter as she gave her team a lead twice with three pointers. Spartak played a team game and 73:72 made a 7-0 run to wi the second game in Group C.

Dexia Namur: Krystyna Szymanska-Lara 28, Cathrine Kraayeveld (193-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) 17, Elzbieta Miedzik 10
Spartak Moscow Region: Ivana Matovic 22, Diana Taurasi 16, Bird 14, Lauren Jackson 14


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CROATIA - Women

Four different quarters in the game -by Eurobasket News

Szeviep - Gospic 72:67 (23-14, 6-12, 17-26, 26-15)

Szeviep won the game over Croatian Gospic in a match of four different quarters. Due to the first and the last quarters the host team was lucky to upset the visitors for the first time in EuroCup. Szilvia Torok (176-G/F-81) led the winners with 18 points. Milena Tomova (191-F-82, college: Florida Intern.) collected 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Judit Kajdacsi (191-C-79) had 9 points and 12 rebounds. Sandra Popovic-Mandir (177-G-77) finished the night with 16 points in defeat.

Hungarian squad opened the game with 23:14. Szlimak made 10 points deficit when the teams started the second period. Strange things happened later for the hosts as they could not sore for more than 8 minutes. Sandra Popovic-Mandir pulled her team to 29:26 at the half.
The score was tied three times in the third quarter, but in the end of it Gospic was luckier to take 46:52 advantage. Petra Russai (188-C-76) in the fourth brought Szeviep 61:59 after the shot from the arc. With 7-2 run in the end of the game the hosts benefit from 72:67 victory.

Three teams including Szeviep and Gospic tie in Group F of EuroCup with 2-1 record. German Wasserburg remains without victories.

Szeviep: Szilvia Torok 18, Milena Tomova 16+12 rebs, Judit Kajdacsi 9+12 rebs
Gospic: Sandra Popovic-Mandir 16, Orsolya Englert (170-G-80) 13+10 rebs



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CZECH REP. - Women

Kara Trutnov wins in the game for the first victory -by Eurobasket News

Seat Foton Gyor - Kara Trutnov 59:76 (19-17, 12-32, 18-13, 10-14)

Kara Trutnov won in the game for the first victory in Group G of EuroCup. The team had a road win in Hungary over Seat Foton Gyor 59:76. A 12:32 was a fatal period for the hosts that could not stay in the game. Darina Misurova (163-G-81) led the winners with 19 points. Katerina Zohnova (179-F-84) and Julija Karavaeva (193-F-82) followed her with 16 points each. Rita Varga (192-C-85) was the only one to reach double digits for Seat Foton Gyor scoring 17 points.

Seat Foton Gyor started well and after some back to back baskets had 19:17 after the first quarter. In the second quarter the hosts however failed down being defeated 12:32. A 24-0 run was the best that Kara Trutnov created for the hosts. After that period it becameclear that the Czechs would take the first win.
In the second half Seat Foton Gyor won the third quarter 18:13, but could not change the atmosphere in the game. Kara Trutnov replied with 10:14 in the last to benefit from the game.

In another game Dynamo Kursk beat CCC Polkowice and improved to 3-0 record. The next round is scheduled on November 28th.

Seat Foton Gyor: Rita Varga 17, Bronislava Borovickova (170-G-80) 9
Kara Trutnov: Darina Misurova 19, Katerina Zohnova 16, Julija Karavaeva 16+9 rebs



Euroleague campaign, Round 3 -by Eurobasket News
One win and one loss-this is the result for the teams from Czech Republic in Round 3 of EuroLeague.

Gambrinus beat KOSIT 85:68 to increase their winning streak. The game was a close battle in the first three quarters but Gambrinus emerged aggressive in the final period to stun their counterparts and run away with a victory. Eva Viteckova (190-F-82) scored 20 points to lead Brno, while Petra Kulichova delivered 15 points and 16 boards for the winners. The teams headed into the fourth period with a 3-point lead for the hosts. But Katie Gearlds scored a jumper early in the final term to close the gap to just a single point. Gambrinus reacted immediately jumping to an 8:0 run and clearing off to a 73:64 distance. Janel McCarville (188-C-82, college: Minnesota) scored 3 straight points for the visitors however Brno crowned the regulation with another stunning 12:1 rally to seal the win. Janel McCarville finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Kosit 2013. Katie Gearlds scored 18 points in Slovakian team. Brno dominated the boards 49:25, while both teams committed 12 turnovers. Brno converted 47% of field goals, while Kosit answered with 41% accuracy from the field. Brno's bench outscored their counterparts 19:6. Gambrinus improved to 3-0 record in the ladder and next faces Spartak Moscow Region away from home. Kosit slipped to 1-2 and would try to improve against Valenciennes at home in the next round.

Wisla remained positive about their Euroleague tournament prospects as they drove to a hard-fought home victory over Prague in the third round of the competition. The hosts rolled to a 1-point lead after the first quarter of action as Jelena Skerovic crowned the frame with a long jumper. The lead changed hands for a couple of times throughout the second term before Hartigova sealed a 36:34 advantage for Prague at halftime. Jannell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) nailed 5 straight points for the visitors as they accumulated a 43:36 lead two and a half minutes into the second stanza. However Agnieszka Palka came up big with 5 points and a block for the hosts to give them a 49:48 lead midway through the frame. Anna Wielebnowska (188-C-78) later hit 5 consecutive points for Wisla and they entered the final period ahead by 5 points 57:52. The home side cherished the cushion for 5 minutes into the final quarter but Jannell Burse's free throw tied the teams with 4 minutes left in regulation. Katerina Elhotova added a jumper to put Prague up. Soon Anna Wielebnowska connected one more time from beyond the arc to regain the lead for Wisla. Jannell Burse responded with just one accurate free throw, while Candice Dupree hit them both to seal the victory for Wisla.
Anna Wielebnowska finished with 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Jelena Skerovic had 16 points for Wisla as they improved to 2-1 record in the ladder. Jannell Burse knocked down 17 points and collected 11 boards for Prague. Katerina Elhotova delivered 14 points in the second loss for Czech team.
Prague will take on Perfumerias Avenida at home in the fourth round. Wisla will travel to Croatia to face Sibenik.


Gambrinus Brno - Kosit 2013 85:68
Brno: Eva Viteckova 20, Petra Kulichova 15+16 boards
Kosit 2013: Janel McCarville 20, Katie Gearlds 18

Wisla - ZVVZ Prague 74:71
Wisla: Anna Wielebnowska 22, Jelena Skerovic 16, Agnieszka Palka 9
Prague: Jannell Burse 17+11 boards, Katerina Elhotova 14


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EUROCUP (W) - Women

Standings
EuroCup Standings
Group A
1. Besiktas 2-1
2. Panionios 2-1
3. Zeljeznicar 2-1
4. Vojvodina 0-3
Group B
1. Hemofarm 2-1
2. Apollon 1-2
3. TED Kayseri 2-1
4. Arad 1-2
Group C
1. Elektra 3-0
2. Buducnost 1-2
3. Vologda 1-2
4. Botas 1-2
Group D
1. Galatasaray 3-0
2. Elizur Ram. 2-1
3. AEL 1-2
4. Dnipro 0-3
Group E
1. Kozachka 2-1
2. MBK Ruz. 3-0
3. ZTE 1-2
4. U.Neuch. 0-3
Group F
1. Gospic 2-1
2. Szeged 2-1
3. AZS Gorzow 2-1
4. Wasserburg 0-3
Group G
1. CCC 2-1
2. Dynamo K. 3-0
3. Foton 0-3
4. Trutnov 1-2
Group H
1. Cajacanar. 3-0
2. Pays d Aix 2-1
3. Parma 0-3
4. 08 1-2
Group I
1. BC Moscow 3-0
2. Extrugasa 1-2
3. Schio 2-1
4. Sierre 0-3
Group J
1. Taranto 3-0
2. Hondar.-Irun 1-2
3. Challes 2-1
4. Rh.Rebels 0-3
Group K
1. Tarbes 3-0
2. Nadezhda 2-1
3. N.Namur 1-2
4. CAB Mad. 0-3
Group L
1. Venezia 3-0
2. San Jose 1-2
3. Montpellier 2-1
4. Lexembourg 0-3


Wednesday and Thursday results of Round 3 -by Eurobasket News

ZKK Buducnost - Electra Ramat-Hasharon 62:63 (13-14, 15-22, 27-10, 7-17)

ZKK Buducnost lost the second game of EuroCup out of three. In Round 3 the team from Montenegro lost the game to Electra Ramat-Hasharon, the one that the team had to win. Electra Ramat-Hasharon enjoyed 7:17 in the fourth and the game itself 62:63. Deanna Jackson (188-F-79, college: UAB) paced the winners with 14 points. Mirav Dori (178-F-86) produced 13 points as Rada Vidovic (177-G-79) scored 10. Snezana Aleksic (170-G-89) and Nikolina Popovic (184-G/F-84) were on top for the hosts nailing 12 points each.

ZKK Buducnost missed two shots in the start of the game but then was glad to lead 4-0. Electra Ramat-Hasharon rearranged and won the first 13:14 as the teams finished the first 10 minutes. It was noticeable that Israeli team would not stop and they proved with 15:22 in the second. Both squads left the court with 28:36 for the visitors.
Perovic tied the score in the beginning of the third and it was only start of Buducnost's spurt. A 27:10 in the quarter gave 55:46 for the hosts after 30 minutes of the game. Victory? No, With 59:50 Electra Ramat-Hasharon made 7-0 run and then 6-0 again to reach 62:63 win. It was Deanna Jackson who made a jump-shot with 17 seconds remaining to bring her team a second victory.

ZKK Buducnost: Snezana Aleksic 12, Nikolina Popovic 12
Electra Ramat-Hasharon: Deanna Jackson 14, Mirav Dori 13, Rada Vidovic 10


Besiktas Cola Turka-Panionios B.C. 66:71 (12-14, 17-19, 21-21, 16-17)

Only 100 spectators came to support Turkish Besiktas Cola Turka in the game against Panionios B.C. The latter used it as a chance to grab 66:71 victory in Group A of Eurocup. Maria Samorukova (191-C-71) led the winners with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Thorn and Aikaterina Deli (166-G-75) followed her with 12 points each. Stacey Lynn Lovelace (193-F-74, college: Purdue) collected 21 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

In order to equalize the chances in the group Greek team had to win the game in Turkey. The visitors took a control in the opening quarter and had 12:14 after it. Giannakopoulou in the second led her team to 17:24 with 7 minutes remaining at the first half. Samorukova brought her team the biggest lead, 19:30, but Stacey Lynn Lovelace was the last to reduce to 29:33.

Again Panionios increased the margin in the third quarter and again the hosts were managed to cut. Erden with a three kept her team within 4 points after 30 minutes. Vasileiou nailed a three to bring back 10 points deficit. With 66:69 Thorn scored two free throws to improve at 2-1 with Panionios. In another game of the group BC Zeljeznicar beat ZKK Vojvodina 76:70 as three teams top with 2-1 record.

Besiktas Cola Turka: Stacey Lynn Lovelace 21+10 rebs, Nazli Guler (182-F-82) 18
Panionios B.C.: Maria Samorukova 16+7 rebs, Thorn 12, Aikaterina Deli 12



K.V. Imperial AEL - Elitzur Ramla 72:80 (21-9, 16-20, 13-27, 22-24)

K.V. Imperial AEL lost the second game in Eurocup in Round 3 last night. The team from Cyprus was defeated at home by Israeli Elitzur Ramla 72:80. A 21:9 in the opening quarter was not enough for the total victory. Natasha Andjelic (185-G-77) led the winners with 22 points. Shay Doron (175-G-85, college: Maryland) posted 21, while Smith added 14. Betty Lennox (172-G-76, college: Louisiana Tech) collected 24 points and 7 rebounds in the losing clause.

An 11-0 RUN was a fantastic beginning for K.V. Imperial AEL. The team managed to score almost all the shots they've made and looked very ambitious. Gardner scored for 21:9 as it was result of the first quarter. Betty Lennox kept the advantage of +10 in the end of the second as she made two free throws in it.
Elitzur Ramla woke up in the third quarter and scored almost the same number of points as the team had in the first two quarters. Ramla smashed the hosts 13:27 in the third to take 50:56 lead. K.V. Imperial AEL could not tie the game later in the fourth. After 65:67 Israeli team led to 72:80 in the third game of EuroCup.

K.V. Imperial AEL: Betty Lennox 24+7 rebs, Biljana Pavicevic (191-F-80) 17+8 rebs, Papadopoulou 12,
Elitzur Ramla: Natasha Andjelic 22, Shay Doron 21, Smith 14



Galatasaray - Dnipro 65:53 (19-13, 18-14, 15-10, 13-16)

Ukrainian Dnipro that showed 2 outstanding games in the first two rounds of EuroCup had no answer for Turkish Galatasaray. The hosts overcame the underdog 65:53 to move to 3-0 record. Ukrainian side won the last quarter 13:16 but fell at 0-3 in Group D.
Petra Ujhelyi (192-C-80, college: S.Carolina) paced all the winners with 18 points. Sophia Young (186-F-83, college: Baylor) collected 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Sebnem Nezahat Kimyacioglu (182-F-83, college: Stanford) scored 12.

Turkish team showed at once who was the host and the favorite of the game.
Sophia Young made her team to feel more comfortable with 15:5 lead in the first. Even though Dnipro reduced a bit Sencebe gave Galatasaray 19:13 after the first 10 minutes. Galatasaray controlled the second quarter and won it 18:14 as Johnson set up 37:27 after the first half.

Dnipro did not come back, however stayed tough in the second half.
Jillian Robbins (185-F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Tulsa) looked fresher and more experienced than any other players in the team. She was the one to struggle till the end and scopred the last 5 points of Dnipro. Galatasaray won the game 65:53 and beat all the teams in Group D first round. Dnipro is 0-3 and two other teams are 2-1 and 1-2.

Galatasaray:
Petra Ujhelyi 18, Sophia Young 16+13 rebs, Sebnem Nezahat Kimyacioglu 12
Dnipro:
Jillian Robbins 24+8 rebs, Olga Lyashkova (185-G-80, agency: LBM Management) 13



Szeviep - Gospic 72:67 (23-14, 6-12, 17-26, 26-15)

Szeviep won the game over Croatian Gospic in a match of four different quarters. Due to the first and the last quarters the host team was lucky to upset the visitors for the first time in EuroCup. Szilvia Torok (176-G/F-81) led the winners with 18 points. Milena Tomova (191-F-82, college: Florida Intern.) collected 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Judit Kajdacsi (191-C-79) had 9 points and 12 rebounds. Sandra Popovic-Mandir (177-G-77) finished the night with 16 points in defeat.

Hungarian squad opened the game with 23:14. Szlimak made 10 points deficit when the teams started the second period. Strange things happened later for the hosts as they could not sore for more than 8 minutes. Sandra Popovic-Mandir pulled her team to 29:26 at the half.
The score was tied three times in the third quarter, but in the end of it Gospic was luckier to take 46:52 advantage. Petra Russai (188-C-76) in the fourth brought Szeviep 61:59 after the shot from the arc. With 7-2 run in the end of the game the hosts benefit from 72:67 victory.

Three teams including Szeviep and Gospic tie in Group F of EuroCup with 2-1 record. German Wasserburg remains without victories.

Szeviep: Szilvia Torok 18, Milena Tomova 16+12 rebs, Judit Kajdacsi 9+12 rebs
Gospic: Sandra Popovic-Mandir 16, Orsolya Englert (170-G-80) 13+10 rebs



Kozachka-Zalk - MBK Ruzomberok 64:76 (18-26, 13-19, 22-17, 11-14)

Zaporozhye had a game for the first spot in Group E last night. The game between local Kozachka-Zalk and MBK Ruzomberok brought a lot of interest in the city. The game however for the native team was not as lucky as they expected. MBK Ruzomberok grabbed a 64:76 victory to stay unbeaten in the group. Lindsey Wilson (176-81) paced the winners with 28 points. Simona Podesvova (186-F-83) collected 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Regina Palusna (192-C-89) and Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) netted 10 points each. Natalia Silyanova (173-G-71) struggled for the hosts scoring 20 points.

MBK Ruzomberok opened the game with a 26:18 to feel more confident later in the game. An offensive game from both teams in the first period was changed to a defensive in the second. MBK Ruzomberok stayed tough and increased the lead to 14 points at the half. The team from Slovakia had 31:45 as both squads dissapeared in the lockers.
Kozachka-Zalk did not put the hands down and produced 22:17 in the third quarter. The home team had a chance to reduce but used it only for one period. MBK Ruzomberok answered with 11:14 in the last quarter and won the battle of the undefeated teams in Group E.

Kozachka-Zalk: Natalia Silyanova 20, Svitlana Kozachenko (180-G-74) 15
MBK Ruzomberok: Lindsey Wilson 28, Simona Podesvova 18+11 rebs, Regina Palusna 10+15 rebs, Lucia Kupcikova 10


TSV Wasserburg -KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow 77:91 (26-23, 18-19, 18-22, 15-27)
TSV Wasserburg desired to have the first win in EuroCup group F, however was stopped by KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow 77:91. A 15:27 in the last quarter secured a second victory for the Polish squad. Carrie Moore (175-G-85, college: W.Michigan) led the winners with 22 points. Aleksandra Chomac (191-C-85) nailed 15, while Katarina Ristic (173-G-84) scored 14. Katrina Hibbert (180-G/F-77, college: LSU) ended up with 25 points for the German team.

Thoresen opened the game for the hosts and it looked that TSV Wasserburg would achieve the first positive result. Corry Berger (192-F/C-82, college: USF) made sure her team stay in front after 10 minutes, 26:23. A hard quarter for both teams still kept TSV Wasserburg in the game, 44:42 at the half.
KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow played better in the second half and prepared for the last quarter spurt in the third one. The visitors won the third period 18:22 to take 62:64 lead. A 27:15 in the last quarter left no chances for TSV Wasserburg in the game. KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow produced 15-0 in it to satisfy their hopes for the second win in the group. Muller with a lay-up was the last to score for the German team to set up a final, 77:91 score.

Three teams including Gorzow tie in Group F of EuroCup with 2-1 record. German Wasserburg remains without victories.


TSV Wasserburg: Katrina Hibbert 25, Amanda Lassiter (186-F-79, college: Missouri) 12, Pop 12
KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow: Carrie Moore 22, Aleksandra Chomac 15, Katarina Ristic 14



Seat Foton Gyor - Kara Trutnov 59:76 (19-17, 12-32, 18-13, 10-14)

Kara Trutnov won in the game for the first victory in Group G of EuroCup. The team had a road win in Hungary over Seat Foton Gyor 59:76. A 12:32 was a fatal period for the hosts that could not stay in the game. Darina Misurova (163-G-81) led the winners with 19 points. Katerina Zohnova (179-F-84) and Julija Karavaeva (193-F-82) followed her with 16 points each. Rita Varga (192-C-85) was the only one to reach double digits for Seat Foton Gyor scoring 17 points.

Seat Foton Gyor started well and after some back to back baskets had 19:17 after the first quarter. In the second quarter the hosts however failed down being defeated 12:32. A 24-0 run was the best that Kara Trutnov created for the hosts. After that period it becameclear that the Czechs would take the first win.
In the second half Seat Foton Gyor won the third quarter 18:13, but could not change the atmosphere in the game. Kara Trutnov replied with 10:14 in the last to benefit from the game.

In another game Dynamo Kursk beat CCC Polkowice and improved to 3-0 record. The next round is scheduled on November 28th.

Seat Foton Gyor: Rita Varga 17, Bronislava Borovickova (170-G-80) 9
Kara Trutnov: Darina Misurova 19, Katerina Zohnova 16, Julija Karavaeva 16+9 rebs


Zala Volan ZTE -Universite BC Neuchâtel 79:69 (30-14, 18-30, 12-14, 19-11)

Zala Volan ZTE beat Swiss Universite BC Neuchâtel 79:69. A 30:14 in the opening quarter was a good start for the hosts that led the game to a happy end. Lidiya Milkova (192-C-70) paced all the winners with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Creamer posted 15, while Horvath and Kubatova netted 10 points apiece. Sophie Charlier (180-G-82, agency: LBM Management) and Hicks top-scored for Universite BC Neuchâtel with 18 points.


Zala Volan ZTE: Lidiya Milkova 23+11 rebs, Creamer 15, Horvath 10, Kubatova 10
Universite BC Neuchâtel: Sophie Charlier 18, Hicks 18



Cras Basket Taranto - Rhondda Rebels 86:61 (19-13, 22-17, 19-14, 26-17)

Italian Cras Basket Taranto did not allow Rhondda Rebels to grab the first win in EuroCup this season. Taranto won the game 86:61 mostly due to the outstanding performance by
Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown). She nailed 32 points and made 22 rebounds in Game 3. Laura Summerton (191-C-83, agency: LBM Management) produced 22, while Anna Zimerle (173-G-76) scored 14. LaNedra Brown (188-C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Seton Hall) collected 19 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Rebekkah Brunson started to ruin the British defense from the first minutes of the game. Due to her effort the hosts got 4:0 and then 12:5 lead. LaNedra Brown reduced the gap for 19:13 at the end of the first quarter. Rhondda Rebels could stay in the game and resisted with 41:30 at the half. Andrea Congreaves (193-C-70)'s three was the last before the teams disappeared in the lockers.

Anna Zimerle helped her team to create 50:32 advantage in the beginning of the second half. It was her again with a three to finish the third quarter at 60:44. After Rebekkah Brunson scored some baskets again in the last quarter, it was clear for the winner. Her last shot reached the basket with 80:55 and then Laura Summerton made 86:61 as a final.

Cras Basket Taranto:
Rebekkah Brunson 32+22 rebs, Laura Summerton 22, Anna Zimerle 14
Rhondda Rebels:
LaNedra Brown 19+13 rebs, Andrea Congreaves 13




O8 Stockholm HR - Lavezzini Basket 69:66 (17-18, 20-16, 19-17, 13-15)

Swedish team celebrated the first win abroad and beat the team from Italy. In a tough game for the first points in Group H the team from Swedish capital overcame Lavezzini Basket 69:66. Jennie Thingwall (183-F-85) paced all the winners with 17 points. Nina Barlin (176-G-80) posted 13 and Jocelyn Penn (186-F-79, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) netted 12. Megan Mahoney (183-F-83, college: Kansas St.) ended up with 16 points in the losing effort.
It was a noticeable that Italian team started better as they led the majority of the opening quarter. Paparazzo with a jump-shot gave Lavezzini Basket 17:18 after the first 10 minutes.
The second quarter and especially the first part of it belonged to the hosts. O8 Stockholm HR created 9-0 run to take 26:20 advantage. Having 7 points deficit in the end the hosts missed 4 points from Italians and finished the half at 37:34.
The third quarter brought 2 more points to the difference in the score. O8 Stockholm HR increased to 56:51 after 30 minutes of the game. Jocelyn Penn made 67:59 with a bit more than 2 minutes to play, but Megan Mahoney's three cut it to 1 point. Petillon's lay-up was the last before Swedish squad put the hands up with the first victory.

O8 Stockholm HR: Jennie Thingwall 17, Nina Barlin 13, Jocelyn Penn 12
Lavezzini Basket: Megan Mahoney 16, Van Malderen 15


Tarbes GB - Novia Munalux Namur 76-39 (24-2, 16-15, 22-11, 14-11)

Novia Munalux Namur lost the second game in Group K of EuroCup. The team was smashed in the opening quarter by French Tarbes GB 2:24 and in the whole game 39:76. The latter top the group with 3-0, while Novia Munalux Namur is 1-2.
Kristen Mann (188-F-83, college: UCSB) showed a good game scoring 16 points, making 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Gisella Vega (188-C-82) and Liz Moeggenberg (185-F-84, college: Michigan St.) scored 13 points each for the French squad. Stephanie Dubuc (175-F/G-85) was the only one to reach the double digits with 11 points.

A disaster! Novia Munalux Namur missed two huge runs in the first 10 minutes of the game. A 0-10 in the first 3 minutes was somehow closed by two free throws from Nicolae, however another 0-12 showed 2:24 after the first quarter. In a better second quarter Novia Munalux Namur could follow the leader. Werpin with a jump-shot sent the teams to interim at 40:17.
In the third quarter
Kristen Mann made +31 with lay-up for the hosts. Nevzorova closed the third for 62:28. Liz Moeggenberg made +44 in the fourth as the teams had 72:28. Luckily the Belgian team could finish the horrible night at 76:39.

Tarbes GB:
Kristen Mann 16+7 rebs +8 ast, Gisella Vega 13, Liz Moeggenberg 13
Novia Munalux Namur:
Stephanie Dubuc 11, Werpin 8



Umana Reyer Venezia - EXMA BBTL 108:39 (24-20, 25-3, 25-10, 34-6)

EXMA lost the third game in a row in EuroCup. Last night the team could not find any weapon to Umana Reyer Venezia. The latter improved in the group to 3-0 with a 108:39 victory.
Francesca Modica (175-G-81) led the winners with 18 points. Aleksandra Vujovic (182-G-80) poured in 16, and Sara Zampieri (172-G-78) scored 15. Rachel Wojdowski (179-G/F-82) scored the third part of her teams' points nailing 11.
Rachel Wojdowski opened the game with a jump-shot and then another jump-shot and a free throw. It tasted a bit of sensation for the Italian team. The favorite got only 24:20 after the first 10 minutes.
A 23-0 run smashed the visitors from the game. EXMA BBTL could score only three points in the second quarter and trailed 49:23 at the half. Another 13-2 in the third and the score began to be inappropriate.
Francesca Modica gave her squad 74:33 as the teams finished three quarters of the game.
With no forgiveness in the last quarter Umana Reyer Venezia spurted with 34:6. It gave them a total 108:39 victory and made them a favorite number one in Group L.

Umana Reyer Venezia:
Francesca Modica 18, Aleksandra Vujovic 16, Sara Zampieri 15
EXMA:
Rachel Wojdowski 11



Botas Spor - Chevakata 68-63 (18-12, 13-20, 21-18, 16-13)

Botas Spor tied the records for both teams beating Chevakata 68:63. Naile Ivegin (186-F/C-85) poured in 18 points in the winning clause and Gumusay scored 17.Hasper produced 20 points and 12 rebounds for Chevakata.
Botas Spor:
Naile Ivegin 18, Gumusay 17, Newlin 14+11 rebs
Chevakata:
Viktoria Gasper (193-C-88) 20+12 rebs, Pimenova 16


Dynamo Kursk - CCC Polkowice 69:43 (19-19, 18-3, 14-11, 18-10)

Dynamo Kursk overcame CCC Polkowice 69:43 in the game for the first loss. Fortunately for the Russian team it was the latter to take it. Natalja Vedlya (193-C-80) top-scored with 22 points, while Lapteva netted 13. Petra Stampalija (190-C-80) produced 11 points in the losing effort.
Dynamo Kursk:
Natalja Vedlya 22, Lapteva 13
CCC Polkowice:
Petra Stampalija 11, Carvajal 10


BC Moscow - Extrugasa 67:62 (11-15, 17-19, 19-15, 20-13)

Milica Dabovic (175-G-82) led BC Moscow to 3-0 record in Group I. The latter beat Extrugasa 67:62 and sent them to 1-2 record. Plenette Pierson (188-F/C-81, college: Texas Tech) collected 15 points and 8 rebounds as Zakalyuzhnaya scored 11. Gomez ended up with 13 points for the Spanish team.
BC Moscow:
Milica Dabovic 16, Plenette Pierson 15+8 rebs, Zakalyuzhnaya 11
Extrugasa: Gomez 13, Ciudariene 12, Kress 12


Nadezhda - CAB Madeira 77:48 (19-12, 19-14, 17-10, 22-12)

Nadezhda did not have any problems with Portuguese CAB Madeira 77:48. Elen Shakirova (192-C-70) top-scored for the Russian team with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Masilionene netted 15 and Gorodetskaya had 14. Hutcheson chipped in 18 points in defeat.
Nadezhda:
Elen Shakirova 17+14 rebs, Masilionene 15, Gorodetskaya 14
CAB Madeira: Hutcheson 18,
Nadia Tavares (176-F-88) 10




Italian teams: Taranto, Venezia and Schio won, Parma lost -by Carlo Grilli
In the Eurocup day-3 games, Taranto maintained the top of the standings in Group J beating the Rhondda Rebels 86-61: excellent contribution as usual by Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown), who nailed 32 points. Idem Venezia in Group L, which had no problem at home against Exma Letzebuerg (108-39); Francesca Modica (175-G-81) scored 18 points. Schio (Kathrin Ress (193-F-85, college: Boston Coll.) 20) reguled Sierre 92-58 in Group I, while Parma (Megan Mahoney (183-F-83, college: Kansas St.) 16) lost its third consecutive game and remained winless in Group H.

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EUROLEAGUE (W) - Women

Thursday last results of Round 3 -by Eurobasket News

Dexia Namur - Spartak Moscow Region 75:81 (21-21, 24-19, 10-18, 20-23)

Spartak Moscow Region is back on track after the loss in Poland and had a road win in Belgium. The defending Champions of Euroleague overcame Dexia Namur 75:81 to improve to 2-1. Ivana Matovic (197-C-83) paced the winners with 22 points. Diana Taurasi (182-G-82, college: Connecticut) nailed 16, while Bird and Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) posted 14 points each. Krystyna Szymanska-Lara (173-G-69) had a great game for the hosts producing 28 points.

Namur saw a good start of their team as Dexia opened the game with 10:2. Spartak woke up later in the period and tied the score at 21:21. In the second quarter, the home side began to take control and moved 35:32 ahead after a lay-up shot from Elzbieta Miedzik (180-F-83). Dexia kept 45:40 as two teams left the court for the break.
The biggest lead the home side achieved with 54:45 in the third. After that it was hard for Dexia to stay in the game. Diana Taurasi was the one to push her team to 18:10 spurt. Spartak grabbed 55:58 after 30 miinutes of the game and looked forward for the last period.
Krystyna Szymanska-Lara was unstoppable in the last quarter as she gave her team a lead twice with three pointers. Spartak played a team game and 73:72 made a 7-0 run to wi the second game in Group C.

Dexia Namur: Krystyna Szymanska-Lara 28, Cathrine Kraayeveld (193-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) 17, Elzbieta Miedzik 10
Spartak Moscow Region: Ivana Matovic 22, Diana Taurasi 16, Bird 14, Lauren Jackson 14



Lotos -USVO 73:79 (20-24, 24-15, 8-17, 21-23)

Lotos lost the Game 3 of EuroLeague Women Group C campaign. After a triumph over the defending champions the team could not concentrate on USVO as they lost 73:79. The third quarter was fatal for the hosts who fell at 1-2. Emilie Gomis (180-F-83) led the winners with 17 points. Francesca Zara (177-G-76) posted 15, while Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) collected 14 points and 18 rebounds. Dominique Canty (175-G/F-77, agency: Merit Sports, college: Alabama) top-scored for the Polish squad with 20 points.

USVO was not afraid of a bit more than 1000 Polish fans in the game. The visitors went on a 8-0 run in the opening tip and increased to 15-3 in the end of it. Lotos replied an 11-2 run to close to 24:20 by the end of the first quarter.
Polish squad produced a better second quarter and domintaed in it. A 24:15 in the period led the hosts to 44:39 up. The third quarter however was a fall of the hosts as they trailed 8:17. USVO took a 56:52 lead into the final 10 minutes.
In the end of the game Dominique Canty reduced the gap to 73:76, but then Emilie Gomis and Francesca Zara finished the night from the free throw line. USVO won the first game in Euroleague this season and improved to 1-2 in the group.

Lotos: Dominique Canty 20, Katsiaryna Snytsina (188-F-85) 16, Maksimovic 15
USVO: Emilie Gomis 17, Francesca Zara 15, Nicole Ohlde 14+18 rebs

MiZo Pecs 2010 - USO Basket 68:60 (16-19, 21-12, 14-10, 17-19)
MiZo Pecs 2010 reached the second win in Group D of EuroLeague Women. Hungarian squad overcame USO Basket 68:60 and improved to 2-1 record. Emilja Podrug (190-C-79) paced the winners with 23 points. Andrea Somogyi (184-F-86) nailed 14, while Graziane Coelho (192-C-83) collected 8 points and 9 rebounds. Lenae Williams (184-F-79, college: De Paul) chipped in 17 points in the losing clause.

USO Basket did not feel any pressure in the start and led 16:19 at the end of the first quarter. MiZo dabbed on the accelerator in the second and produced 21:12 in that period. It gave Hungarian team 37:31 deficit at the half time.

In order not to stop MiZo Pecs 2010 reached 51:39 in the third quarter to enter the last one with 10-points deficit. Digbeu reduced to 8 points making two free throws when the teams started the fourth quarter. It was her again that gave a chance to the visitors nailing a three pointer for 60:54. The hosts did not panic and the leader of the game Emilja Podrug made the score 66:56. Vajda was the last in the game to set up a final, 68:60 score. USO basket fell at 0-3 record and hopes for the next games to improve.

MiZo Pecs 2010: Emilja Podrug 23, Andrea Somogyi 14, Graziane Coelho 8+9 rebs
USO Basket: Lenae Williams 17, Paoline Salagnac (173-G-84) 12


Faenza, first win ever in Euroleague. Napoli yet winless -by Carlo Grilli
Germano Zama Faenza overcame a slow start to past TEO Vilnius on the road: 80-86. For the Italian team this is the first win ever in Euroleague. Daliborka Jokic (16 pts + 9 boards) and Marija Eric (164-G-83) (22 points, 5/9 by 3) helped Faenza sealing the victory against the consistent Lithuanian recover (Valuzyte 21) late in the fourth quarter.

Phard Napoli, on the other side, remained at the bottom of Group A losing in Sopron 82-69 after leading in score for more than 30 minutes; in the late stanza, however, Sopron (Jelena Milovanovic (191-F/C-89) 19) played very well, and the Italian team (Astou Ndiaye 16) eventually lost.


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FRANCE - Women

French News: Tarbes release coach - Changes at Aix - EuroLeague Misery continues -by Leslie Anderson



Pascal Pisan was released from his job as head coach of Tarbes Gespe Bigorre at the beginning of the week and has been already replaced by Patrick Maucouvert who was the assistant coach at Stade Clermontois Basket Auvergne last season.


Kelly Santos has left Pays d'Aix Basket 13 Provence and Nathalie Lesdema has extended her contract for another month. You will be able to find more details of what is happening in this club here.


If anybody said that French clubs sides would lose between them six consecutive EuroLeague games so early in the competition, nobody would have taken them seriously.


Cercle Jean Mace Bourges lost away while Villeneuve D'Asco ESB Lille Metropole received a thrashing at home.


The saving grace for French club in Europe game with home victories for Challes-les-Eaux Basket and Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration Basket against Spanish opposition.



EuroCup success for French Cup while EuroLeague Remains difficult -by Leslie Anderson

One victory in Euroleague and three in EuroCup was the outcome of the third night of group action in FIBA Europe competition.


In Euroleage the only good news for French clubs came from USVO as they won a tricky road trip against Lotos PKO BP Gdynia. Herve Coudray had to wait until the dying moments before he could smile as his players showed a lot of calm at the free throw line to hold on win (79-73).


Mondeville chased all night and still fell short againt MiZo Pecs 2010 (68-60) and are now 0:3. The other French clubs Cercle Jean Mace Bourges and Villeneuve D'Asco ESB Lille Metropole report appeared in this section on the 22nd November.


Pays d'Aix Basket 13 Provence lost in a nail biting finish to Cajacanarias (66-63) after leading going the final Stanza. Tarbes Gespe Bigorre got back to winning ways as they dispatched Novia Munalux Namur (76-39). For details of the Wednesday games for Challes-les-Eaux Basket and Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration Basket then follow this link. The battle between the French and Spanish club sides lived up to it billing with 3 close matches. Home advanatage worked in favour for the clubs in the LFB as they won the first leg 2-1.




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GERMANY - Women

Gorzow had a road win over TSV Wasserburg -by Eurobasket News

TSV Wasserburg -KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow 77:91 (26-23, 18-19, 18-22, 15-27)

TSV Wasserburg desired to have the first win in EuroCup group F, however was stopped by KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow 77:91. A 15:27 in the last quarter secured a second victory for the Polish squad. Carrie Moore (175-G-85, college: W.Michigan) led the winners with 22 points. Aleksandra Chomac (191-C-85) nailed 15, while Katarina Ristic (173-G-84) scored 14. Katrina Hibbert (180-G/F-77, college: LSU) ended up with 25 points for the German team.

Thoresen opened the game for the hosts and it looked that TSV Wasserburg would achieve the first positive result. Corry Berger (192-F/C-82, college: USF) made sure her team stay in front after 10 minutes, 26:23. A hard quarter for both teams still kept TSV Wasserburg in the game, 44:42 at the half.
KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow played better in the second half and prepared for the last quarter spurt in the third one. The visitors won the third period 18:22 to take 62:64 lead. A 27:15 in the last quarter left no chances for TSV Wasserburg in the game. KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow produced 15-0 in it to satisfy their hopes for the second win in the group. Muller with a lay-up was the last to score for the German team to set up a final, 77:91 score.

Three teams including Gorzow tie in Group F of EuroCup with 2-1 record. German Wasserburg remains without victories.


TSV Wasserburg: Katrina Hibbert 25, Amanda Lassiter (186-F-79, college: Missouri) 12, Pop 12
KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow: Carrie Moore 22, Aleksandra Chomac 15, Katarina Ristic 14



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HUNGARY - Women

Podrug leads MiZo Pecs to 2-1 in EuroLeague -by Eurobasket News
MiZo Pecs 2010 - USO Basket 68:60 (16-19, 21-12, 14-10, 17-19)

MiZo Pecs 2010 reached the second win in Group D of EuroLeague Women. Hungarian squad overcame USO Basket 68:60 and improved to 2-1 record. Emilja Podrug (190-C-79) paced the winners with 23 points. Andrea Somogyi (184-F-86) nailed 14, while Graziane Coelho (192-C-83) collected 8 points and 9 rebounds. Lenae Williams (184-F-79, college: De Paul) chipped in 17 points in the losing clause.

USO Basket did not feel any pressure in the start and led 16:19 at the end of the first quarter. MiZo dabbed on the accelerator in the second and produced 21:12 in that period. It gave Hungarian team 37:31 deficit at the half time.

In order not to stop MiZo Pecs 2010 reached 51:39 in the third quarter to enter the last one with 10-points deficit. Digbeu reduced to 8 points making two free throws when the teams started the fourth quarter. It was her again that gave a chance to the visitors nailing a three pointer for 60:54. The hosts did not panic and the leader of the game Emilja Podrug made the score 66:56. Vajda was the last in the game to set up a final, 68:60 score. USO basket fell at 0-3 record and hopes for the next games to improve.

MiZo Pecs 2010: Emilja Podrug 23, Andrea Somogyi 14, Graziane Coelho 8+9 rebs
USO Basket: Lenae Williams 17, Paoline Salagnac (173-G-84) 12


Two wins and one loss in EuroCup -by Eurobasket News
Three Hungarian teams played third games in EuroCup. Zala Volan ZTE and Szeviep won their games, while Seat Foton Gyor lost the third in a row.

Szeviep won the game over Croatian Gospic in a match of four different quarters. Due to the first and the last quarters the host team was lucky to upset the visitors for the first time in EuroCup. Szilvia Torok (176-G/F-81) led the winners with 18 points. Milena Tomova collected 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Judit Kajdacsi had 9 points and 12 rebounds. Sandra Popovic-Mandir (177-G-77) finished the night with 16 points in defeat. Hungarian squad opened the game with 23:14. Szlimak made 10 points deficit when the teams started the second period. Strange things happened later for the hosts as they could not sore for more than 8 minutes. Sandra Popovic-Mandir pulled her team to 29:26 at the half.
The score was tied three times in the third quarter, but in the end of it Gospic was luckier to take 46:52 advantage. Petra Russai in the fourth brought Szeviep 61:59 after the shot from the arc. With 7-2 run in the end of the game the hosts benefit from 72:67 victory. Three teams including Szeviep and Gospic tie in Group F of EuroCup with 2-1 record. German Wasserburg remains without victories.

Kara Trutnov won in the game for the first victory in Group G of EuroCup. The team had a road win in Hungary over Seat Foton Gyor 59:76. A 12:32 was a fatal period for the hosts that could not stay in the game. Darina Misurova (163-G-81) led the winners with 19 points. Katerina Zohnova and Julija Karavaeva followed her with 16 points each. Rita Varga (192-C-85) was the only one to reach double digits for Seat Foton Gyor scoring 17 points.Seat Foton Gyor started well and after some back to back baskets had 19:17 after the first quarter. In the second quarter the hosts however failed down being defeated 12:32. A 24-0 run was the best that Kara Trutnov created for the hosts. After that period it becameclear that the Czechs would take the first win. In the second half Seat Foton Gyor won the third quarter 18:13, but could not change the atmosphere in the game. Kara Trutnov replied with 10:14 in the last to benefit from the game.

Zala Volan ZTE beat Swiss Universite BC Neuchâtel 79:69. A 30:14 in the opening quarter was a good start for the hosts that led the game to a happy end. Lidiya Milkova (192-C-70) paced all the winners with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Creamer posted 15, while Horvath and Kubatova netted 10 points apiece. Sophie Charlier (180-G-82, agency: LBM Management) and Hicks top-scored for Universite BC Neuchâtel with 18 points.

Seat Foton Gyor - Kara Trutnov 59:76 (19-17, 12-32, 18-13, 10-14)
Seat Foton Gyor: Rita Varga 17, Bronislava Borovickova 9
Kara Trutnov: Darina Misurova 19, Katerina Zohnova 16, Julija Karavaeva 16+9 rebs

Zala Volan ZTE -Universite BC Neuchâtel 79:69 (30-14, 18-30, 12-14, 19-11)
Zala Volan ZTE: Lidiya Milkova 23+11 rebs, Creamer 15, Horvath 10, Kubatova 10
Universite BC Neuchâtel: Sophie Charlier 18, Hicks 18

Szeviep - Gospic 72:67 (23-14, 6-12, 17-26, 26-15)
Szeviep: Szilvia Torok 18, Milena Tomova 16+12 rebs, Judit Kajdacsi 9+12 rebs
Gospic: Sandra Popovic-Mandir 16, Orsolya Englert 13+10 rebs


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LUXEMBOURG - Women

Umana Reyer Venezia is too good for EXMA -by Eurobasket News
Umana Reyer Venezia - EXMA BBTL 108:39 (24-20, 25-3, 25-10, 34-6)

EXMA lost the third game in a row in EuroCup. Last night the team could not find any weapon to Umana Reyer Venezia. The latter improved in the group to 3-0 with a 108:39 victory. Francesca Modica (175-G-81) led the winners with 18 points. Aleksandra Vujovic (182-G-80) poured in 16, and Sara Zampieri (172-G-78) scored 15. Rachel Wojdowski (179-G/F-82) scored the third part of her teams' points nailing 11.
Rachel Wojdowski opened the game with a jump-shot and then another jump-shot and a free throw. It tasted a bit of sensation for the Italian team. The favorite got only 24:20 after the first 10 minutes.
A 23-0 run smashed the visitors from the game. EXMA BBTL could score only three points in the second quarter and trailed 49:23 at the half. Another 13-2 in the third and the score began to be inappropriate. Francesca Modica gave her squad 74:33 as the teams finished three quarters of the game.
With no forgiveness in the last quarter Umana Reyer Venezia spurted with 34:6. It gave them a total 108:39 victory and made them a favorite number one in Group L.

Umana Reyer Venezia: Francesca Modica 18, Aleksandra Vujovic 16, Sara Zampieri 15
EXMA: Rachel Wojdowski 11


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NCAA3 - Women

Carroll clinches the third straight win -by Eurobasket News
Carroll College beat Millikin Big Blue 64:59 to improve to 3-0 record in the season. It was a close-fought battle as the Big Blue matched the visitors tempo and stayed close throughout the contest. Lindsay Ippel (-F) nailed 17 points for the hosts as Millikin trailed by just 3 points 25:28. However Crystal Hoewisch (-G) fueled the Pioneers' second half effort as she drained 13 points in the second part of the encounter and ensured the winning outcome for the visitors. Lindsay Ippel was big with 32 points and her jumper cut the deficit to a single point 59:60 with less than a minute to go. Crystal Hoewisch netted two free throws for Carroll College to extend the gap, while the hosts missed two long range attempts. Hoewisch finally sealed the win with two free throws. Kim Wickert delivered 22 points for the winners. Crystal Hoewisch contributed 16 points in the third victory for the Pioneers.
Baruch drove to a narrow 77:74 victory over Farmingdale. Baruch led by as many as 11 points midway through the second half but Farmingdale responded with 13:1 rally to surge ahead 72:71 with 17 seconds remaining. Janel Mohan was perfect from free throw line to give the Rams a 74:71 advantage with just 10 seconds left in regulation. Chiresse Paradise used just 6 seconds to pour in a three-pointer and tied the teams. The Rams then committed a turnover and Cherisse Paradise hit another long jumper to seal the win for Baruch. Karlee Whipple scored 14 points to lead Baruch. Kaleia Davis notched 12 points and 11 boards as Baruch improved to 2-1 record in the season. Kimberley Blakney answered with 20 points for Farmingdale as they fell to 1-2 record.


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POLAND - Women

Lotos unable to stay tough -by Eurobasket News
Lotos -USVO 73:79 (20-24, 24-15, 8-17, 21-23)

Lotos lost the Game 3 of EuroLeague Women Group C campaign. After a triumph over the defending champions the team could not concentrate on USVO as they lost 73:79. The third quarter was fatal for the hosts who fell at 1-2. Emilie Gomis (180-F-83) led the winners with 17 points. Francesca Zara (177-G-76) posted 15, while Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) collected 14 points and 18 rebounds. Dominique Canty (175-G/F-77, agency: Merit Sports, college: Alabama) top-scored for the Polish squad with 20 points.

USVO was not afraid of a bit more than 1000 Polish fans in the game. The visitors went on a 8-0 run in the opening tip and increased to 15-3 in the end of it. Lotos replied an 11-2 run to close to 24:20 by the end of the first quarter.
Polish squad produced a better second quarter and domintaed in it. A 24:15 in the period led the hosts to 44:39 up. The third quarter however was a fall of the hosts as they trailed 8:17. USVO took a 56:52 lead into the final 10 minutes.
In the end of the game Dominique Canty reduced the gap to 73:76, but then Emilie Gomis and Francesca Zara finished the night from the free throw line. USVO won the first game in Euroleague this season and improved to 1-2 in the group.

Lotos: Dominique Canty 20, Katsiaryna Snytsina (188-F-85) 16, Maksimovic 15
USVO: Emilie Gomis 17, Francesca Zara 15, Nicole Ohlde 14+18 rebs


Gorzow had a road win over TSV Wasserburg -by Eurobasket News

TSV Wasserburg -KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow 77:91 (26-23, 18-19, 18-22, 15-27)

TSV Wasserburg desired to have the first win in EuroCup group F, however was stopped by KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow 77:91. A 15:27 in the last quarter secured a second victory for the Polish squad. Carrie Moore (175-G-85, college: W.Michigan) led the winners with 22 points. Aleksandra Chomac (191-C-85) nailed 15, while Katarina Ristic (173-G-84) scored 14. Katrina Hibbert (180-G/F-77, college: LSU) ended up with 25 points for the German team.

Thoresen opened the game for the hosts and it looked that TSV Wasserburg would achieve the first positive result. Corry Berger (192-F/C-82, college: USF) made sure her team stay in front after 10 minutes, 26:23. A hard quarter for both teams still kept TSV Wasserburg in the game, 44:42 at the half.
KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow played better in the second half and prepared for the last quarter spurt in the third one. The visitors won the third period 18:22 to take 62:64 lead. A 27:15 in the last quarter left no chances for TSV Wasserburg in the game. KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow produced 15-0 in it to satisfy their hopes for the second win in the group. Muller with a lay-up was the last to score for the German team to set up a final, 77:91 score.

Three teams including Gorzow tie in Group F of EuroCup with 2-1 record. German Wasserburg remains without victories.


TSV Wasserburg: Katrina Hibbert 25, Amanda Lassiter (186-F-79, college: Missouri) 12, Pop 12
KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow: Carrie Moore 22, Aleksandra Chomac 15, Katarina Ristic 14



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RUSSIA - Women

Szymanska-Lara tried hard, Spartak as a team better -by Eurobasket News
Dexia Namur - Spartak Moscow Region 75:81 (21-21, 24-19, 10-18, 20-23)

Spartak Moscow Region is back on track after the loss in Poland and had a road win in Belgium. The defending Champions of Euroleague overcame Dexia Namur 75:81 to improve to 2-1. Ivana Matovic (197-C-83) paced the winners with 22 points. Diana Taurasi (182-G-82, college: Connecticut) nailed 16, while Bird and Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) posted 14 points each. Krystyna Szymanska-Lara (173-G-69) had a great game for the hosts producing 28 points.

Namur saw a good start of their team as Dexia opened the game with 10:2. Spartak woke up later in the period and tied the score at 21:21. In the second quarter, the home side began to take control and moved 35:32 ahead after a lay-up shot from Elzbieta Miedzik (180-F-83). Dexia kept 45:40 as two teams left the court for the break.
The biggest lead the home side achieved with 54:45 in the third. After that it was hard for Dexia to stay in the game. Diana Taurasi was the one to push her team to 18:10 spurt. Spartak grabbed 55:58 after 30 miinutes of the game and looked forward for the last period.
Krystyna Szymanska-Lara was unstoppable in the last quarter as she gave her team a lead twice with three pointers. Spartak played a team game and 73:72 made a 7-0 run to wi the second game in Group C.

Dexia Namur: Krystyna Szymanska-Lara 28, Cathrine Kraayeveld (193-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) 17, Elzbieta Miedzik 10
Spartak Moscow Region: Ivana Matovic 22, Diana Taurasi 16, Bird 14, Lauren Jackson 14


Russian teams conquer EuroCup -by Eurobasket News
Three out of four Russian teams in EuroCup won their games in Round 3. Dynamo Kursk and BC Moscow remain unbeaten, while Nadezhda improved to 2-1. Chevakata was upset in Turkey and fell at 1-2.

Dynamo Kursk overcame CCC Polkowice 69:43 in the game for the first loss. Fortunately for the Russian team it was the latter to take it. Natalja Vedlya (193-C-80) top-scored with 22 points, while Lapteva netted 13. Petra Stampalija (190-C-80) produced 11 points in the losing effort.

Milica Dabovic (175-G-82) led BC Moscow to 3-0 record in Group I. The latter beat Extrugasa 67:62 and sent them to 1-2 record. Plenette Pierson (188-F/C-81, college: Texas Tech) collected 15 points and 8 rebounds as Zakalyuzhnaya scored 11. Gomez ended up with 13 points for the Spanish team.

Nadezhda did not have any problems with Portuguese CAB Madeira 77:48. Elen Shakirova (192-C-70) top-scored for the Russian team with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Masilionene netted 15 and Gorodetskaya had 14. Hutcheson chipped in 18 points in defeat.

Only Chevakata was the team not to win for our country in this round. Botas Spor tied the records for both teams beating Chevakata 68:63. Naile Ivegin (186-F/C-85) poured in 18 points in the winning clause and Gumusay scored 17.Hasper produced 20 points and 12 rebounds for Chevakata.


Group C
Botas Spor - Chevakata 68-63 (18-12, 13-20, 21-18, 16-13)

Botas Spor: Naile Ivegin 18, Gumusay 17, Newlin 14+11 rebs
Chevakata: Viktoria Gasper (193-C-88) 20+12 rebs, Pimenova 16

Group G
Dynamo Kursk - CCC Polkowice 69:43 (19-19, 18-3, 14-11, 18-10)

Dynamo Kursk: Natalja Vedlya 22, Lapteva 13
CCC Polkowice: Petra Stampalija 11, Carvajal 10

Group I
BC Moscow - Extrugasa 67:62 (11-15, 17-19, 19-15, 20-13)

BC Moscow: Milica Dabovic 16, Plenette Pierson 15+8 rebs, Zakalyuzhnaya 11
Extrugasa: Gomez 13, Ciudariene 12, Kress 12

Group K
Nadezhda - CAB Madeira 77:48 (19-12, 19-14, 17-10, 22-12)

Nadezhda: Elen Shakirova 17+14 rebs, Masilionene 15, Gorodetskaya 14
CAB Madeira: Hutcheson 18, Nadia Tavares (176-F-88) 10


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SERBIA - Women

New coach in Crvena Zvezda -by Dragana Vukovic
After a very bad start in this season,in which ambitions are to take title,management of Crvena Zvezda Beograd decided to change the coach.They replaced Nedelko Lazich by Dragaomir Bukvic,who was the coach of Crvena Zvezda Beograd in the season 2005./06..The new assistant coach is Zoran Tir,athletic preparator will be Rade Pavlovic and Damir Karan will stay as the second assistant coach.

New coach in Crvena Zvezda -by Dragana Vukovic


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SLOVAK REP. - Women

MBK Ruzomberok wins the battle of the undefeated teams in Group E -by Eurobasket News
Kozachka-Zalk - MBK Ruzomberok 64:76 (18-26, 13-19, 22-17, 11-14)

Zaporozhye had a game for the first spot in Group E last night. The game between local Kozachka-Zalk and MBK Ruzomberok brought a lot of interest in the city. The game however for the native team was not as lucky as they expected. MBK Ruzomberok grabbed a 64:76 victory to stay unbeaten in the group. Lindsey Wilson (176-81) paced the winners with 28 points. Simona Podesvova (186-F-83) collected 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Regina Palusna (192-C-89) and Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) netted 10 points each. Natalia Silyanova (173-G-71) struggled for the hosts scoring 20 points.

MBK Ruzomberok opened the game with a 26:18 to feel more confident later in the game. An offensive game from both teams in the first period was changed to a defensive in the second. MBK Ruzomberok stayed tough and increased the lead to 14 points at the half. The team from Slovakia had 31:45 as both squads dissapeared in the lockers.
Kozachka-Zalk did not put the hands down and produced 22:17 in the third quarter. The home team had a chance to reduce but used it only for one period. MBK Ruzomberok answered with 11:14 in the last quarter and won the battle of the undefeated teams in Group E.

Kozachka-Zalk: Natalia Silyanova 20, Svitlana Kozachenko (180-G-74) 15
MBK Ruzomberok: Lindsey Wilson 28, Simona Podesvova 18+11 rebs, Regina Palusna 10+15 rebs, Lucia Kupcikova 10


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SPAIN - Women

Laura Camps and Evaristo Perez,awarded by sport newspaper "AS" -by Ivan Villar
The femenine basketball in Spain is on fire."AS" one of most important sport newspapers of country,wanted to remember sucess of women basketball.Coach of national team,Evaristo Perez,and Laura Camps (180-F-76) in the name of roster,were awarded for their silver medal in last Eurobasket of Italy.Also other basketball celebrities were there like Marc Gasol and Pepu Hernandez.Congratulations from Eurobasket Spain!

Euroleague:Ros Casares conquer Moscow and Perfumerias still is alive -by Ivan Villar
Very important victory of Perfumerias Avenida in front of 3,000 fans.Bourges Basket demonstrated why is favourite to tittle and was ahead on scoreboard during most part of game.But Wuzburg Arena pushed their players to win the game in last minutes by 69-65.Anna Montanana (16 p) and Anke de Mondt (13 p) shone specially.

Ros Casares conquered a difficult court as Dynamo Moscow.Team of Manolo Real played seriously and took the first position of its group.Russians missed Nuria Martinez injured (left ankle) but they never coudn't stop valencian team.Ros Casares plays as machine and trashed russian team after spectacular last quarter (11-25).Delisha Milton-Jones (186-F-74, college: Florida) gave other lesson in Europe scoring 19 points.


New moves on market: Petrova to Burgos,Da Silva to Badajoz -by Ivan Villar
Bulgarian player,Teodora Petrova (180-G-79),was signed by Arranz Burgos yesterday.The shooting-guard must to improve a team which fight for run away of last positions.Extremadura Dato is other team with similar problems.They replaces american player,Wells,by brazillian player Kelly Da Silva,who was playing in french team of Aix Provence.She played in WNBA and important teams of Europe like Bourges.Also she won bronze medal in Sydney'2000.

FIBA Eurocup:Extrugasa suffers a robbery in Moscow (67-62) -by Ivan Villar
BC Moscow-Extrugasa Cortegada 67-62
Paix ais Basket-Gran Canaria 63-66
Montpellier-San Jose Leon 82-70
Challes les Eaux-Hondarribia 80-76

Scandal at Moscow,where referees from Turkey and Belarus were main protagonists sadly.Extrugasa was ahead on scoreboard during most part of game.But referees didn't let play basketball and game looked like a rugby game sometimes.At last,39 free throws for russians and only 16 for players of Isaac Fernandez.However,Extrugasa must be proud of great performance showed as visitor of favourite team to tittle.Sara Gomez (168-G-86) with 13 points showed her great level.

Gran Canaria conquered France after beating home team by 63-66.Roneeka Hodges had begun the game with bad numbers,but she would be decisive on last moments for victory of Maikel Lopez' pleyers.

San Jose Leon couldn't repeat the story of Gran Canaria in France.Spanish team lost by 82-70 against Montpellier,better than players of Miguel A.Estrada during all game.Maria Revuelto was best scorer with 11 points.

Same history for Hondarribia Irun which lost against french team in last minutes by 80-76.Begona Garcia and Liene Jansone were best players of vasc team with 17 points both.


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SWEDEN - Women

O8 Stockholm HR reaches the first international win -by Eurobasket News
O8 Stockholm HR - Lavezzini Basket 69:66 (17-18, 20-16, 19-17, 13-15)

Swedish team celebrated the first win abroad and beat the team from Italy. In a tough game for the first points in Group H the team from Swedish capital overcame Lavezzini Basket 69:66. Jennie Thingwall (183-F-85) paced all the winners with 17 points. Nina Barlin (176-G-80) posted 13 and Jocelyn Penn (186-F-79, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) netted 12. Megan Mahoney (183-F-83, college: Kansas St.) ended up with 16 points in the losing effort.
It was a noticeable that Italian team started better as they led the majority of the opening quarter. Paparazzo with a jump-shot gave Lavezzini Basket 17:18 after the first 10 minutes.
The second quarter and especially the first part of it belonged to the hosts. O8 Stockholm HR created 9-0 run to take 26:20 advantage. Having 7 points deficit in the end the hosts missed 4 points from Italians and finished the half at 37:34.
The third quarter brought 2 more points to the difference in the score. O8 Stockholm HR increased to 56:51 after 30 minutes of the game. Jocelyn Penn made 67:59 with a bit more than 2 minutes to play, but Megan Mahoney's three cut it to 1 point. Petillon's lay-up was the last before Swedish squad put the hands up with the first victory.

O8 Stockholm HR: Jennie Thingwall 17, Nina Barlin 13, Jocelyn Penn 12
Lavezzini Basket: Megan Mahoney 16, Van Malderen 15


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U.KINGDOM - Women

Rhondda Rebels is ruined by Brunson -by Eurobasket News
Cras Basket Taranto - Rhondda Rebels 86:61 (19-13, 22-17, 19-14, 26-17)

Italian Cras Basket Taranto did not allow Rhondda Rebels to grab the first win in EuroCup this season. Taranto won the game 86:61 mostly due to the outstanding performance by Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown). She nailed 32 points and made 22 rebounds in Game 3. Laura Summerton (191-C-83, agency: LBM Management) produced 22, while Anna Zimerle (173-G-76) scored 14. LaNedra Brown (188-C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Seton Hall) collected 19 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Rebekkah Brunson started to ruin the British defense from the first minutes of the game. Due to her effort the hosts got 4:0 and then 12:5 lead. LaNedra Brown reduced the gap for 19:13 at the end of the first quarter. Rhondda Rebels could stay in the game and resisted with 41:30 at the half. Andrea Congreaves (193-C-70)'s three was the last before the teams disappeared in the lockers.

Anna Zimerle helped her team to create 50:32 advantage in the beginning of the second half. It was her again with a three to finish the third quarter at 60:44. After Rebekkah Brunson scored some baskets again in the last quarter, it was clear for the winner. Her last shot reached the basket with 80:55 and then Laura Summerton made 86:61 as a final.

Cras Basket Taranto: Rebekkah Brunson 32+22 rebs, Laura Summerton 22, Anna Zimerle 14
Rhondda Rebels: LaNedra Brown 19+13 rebs, Andrea Congreaves 13


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U.S.VIRGIN ISL. - Women

Paradise Jam, Day 2 Results -by David Edole
Friday, November 23

GAME #1 (1-1) INDIANA 64 / (0-2) WICHITA ST. 54 Boxscore
Indiana was able to overcome a 10 pt. deficit in the in the second quarter to get even on the tournament (1-1), Wichita St. drops to 0-2. The two teams went into the half tied at 29 and the Hoosiers were able to get double digit scoring from Whitney Thomas (10 pts.), Nikki Smith (16 pts.) and Jamie Braun (19 pts.). The Shockers were led by Kiki Stephens' 14 pts.

GAME #2 (1-1) TEXAS A&M 46 / (2-0) WAKE FOREST 53 Boxscore

Wake Forest pulled off an upset over Texas A&M (No. 11 AP, No. 10 ESPN/USA Today) last night with clutch free throw shooting down the stretch. The Demon Deacons took the lead for good on a free throw from Alex Tchangoue at the 5:17 mark. Wake Forest then turned up the defense and held on for the win behind four more free throws from Tchangoue who had a game high 16 pts. Texas A&M was led by Takia Starks' 15 pts.

GAME #3 DUKE 64 / TEMPLE 53 Boxscore

Duke (No. 9 AP, No. 8 ESPN/USA Today moved to 2-0 in the tournament with a tightly played contest against Temple. Temple held the lead for a short time in the first half, but Duke was able to use a balanced scoring attack, led by the 13 pts. of both Chante Black and Carrem Gay, to secure the win. Gay also tallied 12 rebs. Temple was led by Lady Comfort's game high 15 pts. and 10 rebs.

GAME #4 CONNECTICUT 86 /OLD DOMINION 43 Boxscore



Third Round Games:
Saturday, November 24, 2007

St. John Division Games
Game 5:
Wichita State vs. Wake Forest
(2:00pm AST/1:00pm EST)

Game 6:
Indiana vs. Texas A&M (4:30pm AST/3:30pm EST)

St. Thomas Division Games
Game 3 - "Reef" Division:
Temple vs. Purdue (7:00pm AST/6:00pm EST)

Game 3 - "Island" Division:
Old Dominion vs. Stanford (9:30pm AST/8:30pm EST)


Paradise Jam Day 1 Results -by David Edole
Thursday, November 22

GAME #1 WAKE FOREST 55 / INDIANA 53 Boxscore
Wake Forest's Corrine Groves' two made free throws with 17 seconds left on the clock proved to be the game winners to go along with her game high 22 pts. Groves collected a double/double by also bringing down 12 rebounds to lead the Demon Deacons to a 55-53 win over Indiana. The Hoosiers were led by Jamie Braun's 17 pts. who also hit six 3-pointers in the contest.

GAME #2 WICHITA ST. 36 / TEXAS A&M 70 Boxscore
Texas A&M (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) brought their top 25 ranking to St. Thomas and had little trouble defeating Wichita St. in their first game of the tournament. The Aggies scored 37 pts. off turnovers and had three players in double digits. The Shockers were led by Daria Frazier and Marcy Sudbeck who each had 8 pts.

GAME #3 PURDUE 41 / DUKE 53 Boxscore
Although it took both teams awhile to heat up, two more top 25 teams took the floor for the first of the evening's games. Duke (No. 9 AP, No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) at one point went on an 18-1 run that Purdue (No. 22 AP, No. 20 ESPN/USA Today) could not overcome in the end. Duke was led by the 15 pts. of Jasmine Thomas and got a double/double (10 pts., 11 rebs.) from Chante Black. Purdue's leading scorer was Danielle Campbell with 13 pts.

GAME #4 STANFORD 54 / CONNECTICUT 66 Boxscore
The much anticipated early season match up between two top five teams was an athletic, fast paced game in which UCONN controlled from start to finish. The No. 2 ranked Huskies jumped out to a quick 9 pt. lead over No. 4 ranked Stanford to start the first half and never relinquished throughout. The Cardinal made a few runs to cut the lead to single digits, but UCONN was able to answer each surge. UCONN was led by freshman Maya Moore's 19 pts. and Stanford All-American Candice Wiggins led the Cardinal with 15 pts.

Friday's Schedule
St. John Division Games
Game 3:
Indiana vs. Wichita State (2:00pm AST/1:00pm EST)
Game 4:
Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest (4:30pm AST/3:30pm EST)

St. Thomas Division Games
Game 3 - "Reef" Division:
Duke vs. Temple (7:00pm AST/6:00pm EST)

Game 3 - "Island" Division:
Connecticut vs. Old Dominion (9:30pm AST/8:30pm EST)


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UKRAINE - Women

MBK Ruzomberok wins the battle of the undefeated teams in Group E -by Eurobasket News
Kozachka-Zalk - MBK Ruzomberok 64:76 (18-26, 13-19, 22-17, 11-14)

Zaporozhye had a game for the first spot in Group E last night. The game between local Kozachka-Zalk and MBK Ruzomberok brought a lot of interest in the city. The game however for the native team was not as lucky as they expected. MBK Ruzomberok grabbed a 64:76 victory to stay unbeaten in the group. Lindsey Wilson (176-81) paced the winners with 28 points. Simona Podesvova (186-F-83) collected 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Regina Palusna (192-C-89) and Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) netted 10 points each. Natalia Silyanova (173-G-71) struggled for the hosts scoring 20 points.

MBK Ruzomberok opened the game with a 26:18 to feel more confident later in the game. An offensive game from both teams in the first period was changed to a defensive in the second. MBK Ruzomberok stayed tough and increased the lead to 14 points at the half. The team from Slovakia had 31:45 as both squads dissapeared in the lockers.
Kozachka-Zalk did not put the hands down and produced 22:17 in the third quarter. The home team had a chance to reduce but used it only for one period. MBK Ruzomberok answered with 11:14 in the last quarter and won the battle of the undefeated teams in Group E.

Kozachka-Zalk: Natalia Silyanova 20, Svitlana Kozachenko (180-G-74) 15
MBK Ruzomberok: Lindsey Wilson 28, Simona Podesvova 18+11 rebs, Regina Palusna 10+15 rebs, Lucia Kupcikova 10