EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/27/2007

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ABA

Tycoons defeat West Texas 126-71, improve to 4-0 -by Chris Terrell
The Texas Tycoons notched their fourth straight win of the season, defeating the West Texas Whirlwinds by the score of 126 - 71. The 55 point win, marks the largest margin of victory in Tycoons' history. The Tycoons' depth proved to be the difference, as all twelve players logged significant playing time.

Tycoons' General Manager, Mike Senters had this to say regarding the win and team roster "We don't rebuild. We reload! Over the past couple of years, several of our key players have moved on to contracts with the NBDL, CBA, and the top European leagues. With that said, the bar has been set pretty high around here. We continue to expect excellence from everyone wearing a Tycoons uniform. I have the utmost respect for Cleveland Phelps and the West Texas Whirlwinds. They are professional and attempting to do things the right way. We are not 55 points better than them. Things just went our way tonight. For now, our focus is on getting better with each game and every practice."

The Tycoons were led by the explosive front court combination of of Jai Pradia (6'6''-F-79, college: Pittsburg St.) (6'6''-F-79, college: Pittsburg St.) and Tyrone Rayson (6'6''-F-80, college: East Central). Pradia contributed 20 pts, 13 rebs and 6 blocked shots. Rayson has been a monster this season. The Tycoons' leading scorer posted 19 pts, 15 rebs, 3 blocked shots and 2 assists in twenty-four minutes of play. A pleasant surprise for the Tycoons, was the emergence of rookie guard Melvin Mitchell (6'2''-G Cameron University). Mitchell, a high school teammate of Utah Jazz sensation Deron Williams, had a solid performance. The Colony graduate scored 21 points in his Tycoons' debut. The Tycoons host the Houston Takers on December 1st. Game time is 7:30pm. Log on to www.txtycoons.com for additional Tycoons info.


Thanksgiving Weekend Results from the ABA -by Surujh Roopnarine
Thursday, November 22nd
Manchester Millrats (124)
@ Halifax Rainmen (106)
MILLRATS: Ismael Caro (26p+5rb+7as), John Huggins (19p), Rob Sanders (18p+9rb), Soulemane Wayne (9p+15rb)
RAINMEN: Eric Crookshank (20p+13rb+5as), Jermaine Anderson (20p+10as), Dennie Oliver (19p+7rb),

Friday, November 23rd
Manchester Millrats (121) @ Halifax Rainmen (112)
MILLRATS: Ismael Caro (23p+6rb+8as+6st), RobSanders (17p+13rb), Stacey Margane (17p), Anthony Anderson (13p+8as)
RAINMEN: Eric Crookshank (25), Brian Silverhorn (22p), Jermaine Anderson (21p+9rb+7as), Devino Williams (18p)
San Diego Wildcats (107) @ Maywood Buzz (92)
BUZZ: Jermaine Willform (32p+12rb), Marques Harris (11p), Marcell Jackson (10p+6as), Darwin Carter (10p)
Quebec Kebekwa (129) @ Montreal Royal (109)
KEBEKWA: Marques Lewis (33p), Tony Weeden (28p), Samuel Samuel Audet-Sow (18p)

Saturday, November 24th
First State Fusion (102) @ Jersey Express (109)
FUSION: Derick Payne (22p), C.J. Vick (10p+12rb)
EXPRESS: Justin Leith (20p+15rb), Nick Boyd (19p), Joey Britto (18p), Gabe Inglis (18p)
West Texas Whirlwinds (71) @ Texas Tycoons (126)
TYCOONS: Jai Pradia (20p+13rb+6bs), Tyrone Rayson (19p+15rb), Melvin Mitchell (21p)
Boston Blizzard (126) @ Quebec Kebekwa (129) - OT
KEBEKWA: Samuel Audet-Sow (30p), Charles Fortier (23p), Marques Lewis (22p)
Long Beach Breakers (122) @ Orange County Gladiators (113)
GLADIATORS: Phil Givins (27p), Tarron Williams (22), Tony Farmer (19p)
Orlando Aces (122) @ Georgia Gwizzlies (110)
ACES: Dennis Chism (22p), Richard Milsap (17p)
GWIZZLIES: Pat Patrick Binion (24p), Mike Davis (23p), Xavier Morton (22p), Michael Toth (13p)

Sunday, November 25th
San Diego Wildcats (98) @ Orange County Gladiators (95)
Vermont Frost Heaves (91) @ Corning Bulldogs (86)
FROST HEAVES: Dokun Akingbade (14p), Terrance Green (13p), Brett Gravitt (13p), Issa Konare (10p)
BULLDOGS: Al Stewart (22p+5as)
Montreal Royal (103) @ Manchester Millrats (106)
ROYAL: Cordell Jeanty (25p), Tommy Mitchell (25p),
MILLRATS: Rob Sanders (22p+8rb+7as), Anthony Anderson (20p+6rb), Stacey Morgane (16p+9rb), John Huggins (14p)
Long Beach Breakers (132) @ Maywood Buzz (121)


Texas' Pradia heads list of International Invites -by Chris Terrell

Chicago, IL - Jai Pradia (6'6''-F-79, college: Pittsburg St.), the star forward for the defending conference champion Texas Tycoons heads a list of players selected to participate in the FIBA Americas League. The FIBA sponsored International tournament will feature teams from North, Central and South Americas. Pradia was selected as a part of the PBL All-Star Team being led into International play led by Head Coach Ricky Benitez . Pradia and Benitez teamed up once before in Chile en route to a tournament championship held last year. The PBL All-Stars will feature several players with roots to Texas including Jai Pradia (Texas Tycoons-ABA), Edwin Tatum (Dallas Diesel-Ind, Stephen F. Austin), Albert Burditt (U of Texas), and Ronald Pittman (Angelo St.)

The FIBA Americas League will feature the PBL All-Stars in Group A:

GROUP A - Dec. 4-7 at Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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PBL All-Stars (USA)

Mexicali Soles (Mexico)

Santiago Metros (Dominican Republic)

Santurce Cangrejeros (Puerto Rico)


PBL All-Stars (FIBA Americas League)

Jai Pradia (6'6"-F-79, college: Pittsburg St.)
Antwan Sutton (6'0"-G)
Jeremiah Russell (6'6"-F)
Antonio Russell (6'0''-G)
Edwin Tatum (6'4''-G-81, college: Stephen F. Austin)
Johan Perez
Rafael Perez (6'1''-G-82)
Joshua Tinch (6'5"-G, college: Louisville)
Albert Burditt (6'8''-F-72, college: Texas)
Sherick Simpson (6'6''-G/F-75, college: Ft.Hays State)
Ronald Pittman (6'6''-F-82, college: Angelo St.)

HC: Ricky Benitez
AC: Eduardo Benitez

www.fiba.com



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AFGHANISTAN

Afganistan National Team 2007-2008 -by Kasia
#e#6


Mashriqi


Aziz


Karimi


Kabir


Nangialai
4 Yousof Etemadi (193-G/F)
5 Nafi Mashriqi (201-F/C-79)
6 Safi Mojaddidi (183-G)
7 Sulaiman Aziz (186-G-79)
8 Abdullah Karimi (183-G-82)
9 Omar Sekandary (196-F)
10 Osman Aziz (186-G)
11 Abdul Roshan (193-G/F)
12 Ali Noorzad (193-G)
13 Morod Shah (186-G)
14 Massood Etemadi (191-G/F)
15 Nawid Wadood (198-F)
Billal Azizi (198-F/C) of Saddleback JC (USA)
Habib Kabir (198-F/C-87) of Sacramento City College (USA)
Farhad Nangialai (188-G-87) of Saddleback JC (USA)

Head Coach: Mamo Rafiq
Assistant Coach: Jim Whiteaker
Assistant Coach: Jamal Nuristani


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ARGENTINA

Comodoro news -by Facundo Iatzky
Gimnasia Comodoro Rivadavia continues in a bad position. They are in the bottom of the standings in the beggining of the second stage. They decided cut Anthony Knox and sign Jimmy Boston (201-F-77, college: N.C.Central). Also Diego Alba (186-G-81) recovered of his injury and is already playing with the team. For this reason David Oviedo left the team.

Liga A Round 2- stage 2 -by Facundo Iatzky
Best 5:
Sebastian Festa (179-G-72) of Gimnasia 9/14 3p
Cleotis Brown (198-G/F-77, college: Illinois) of Quimsa 4/4 1p
Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) of Boca 12/19 fg
Jeff Aubry (205-C-76, agency: Next Level, college: Cornell) of Independiente 10/11 2p
Roman Gonzalez (206-C-78, agency: HM Sports Agency) of Penarol 11/16 2p


points:
Leonardo Gutierrez 34
Sebastian Festa 30
Byron Johnson (201-F/C-80, college: Belmont Abbey) 28
Roman Gonzalez 25
Djibril Kante (201-C-80, college: Indiana St.) 25

rebounds:
Jeff Aubry 13
Djibril Kante 11
Roberto Lopez (199-F/C-76) 11
Terry Taylor (203-C-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Virginia Tech) 11
Antonio Reynolds (200-F-77, college: Rhode Island) 10


assists:
Bruno Labaque (183-G-77, agency: Interperformances) 7
Javier Martinez (189-G-78) 6
Diego Alba (186-G-81) 5
Juan Pablo Cantero (186-G-82) 5
Nicolas Ferreyra (185-G-85) 5


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ARMENIA

Keucheyan moves to Stuttgart -by Kristian Santiago
Swiss-Armenian guard Sevag Keucheyan (178-G-78, agency: HM Sports Agency) stays in the Stuttgart-area in Germany after signing with MTV Stuttgart in the Regionalliga South-West.
He averaged 13.9 ppg for TS Goeppingen in the same league but was released earlier this month and will be suiting up for rivals Stuttgart who lost a player due to an injury recently. Sevag is going to be a free-agent in January , so we will be keeping you updated on his career.


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AUSTRALIA

Sydney Kings winning run extends -by Eurobasket News
Sydney Kings remained on top of the NBL ladder with a comfortable 102:87 victory over Cairns Taipans. The Kings showed why they are 12-1 for the season early in the game as they used a bunch of turnovers from the Taipans to surge ahead and drove to a 24:12 lead. The Kings later capped the first quarter with a 4:0 rally and led by as many as 9 points heading into the second term 28:19. Gary Boodnikoff (200-G/F-79, college: Augusta St.) hit a couple of three-pointer at the start of the second period to pull Cairns close. But the Kings quickly regained the distance as they posted an 8:0 run. The Cairns Taipans did not endangered the advantage through the rest of the encounter as Sydney headed into the fourth quarter in front by 17 points. Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) came up big with 31 points and 9 boards for the Kings. Isiah Victor (206-F-78, college: Tennessee) had 13 points for the winners as they improved to 12-1 record. Larry Abney (206-F/C-77, college: Fresno St.) answered with 20 points and 12 boards for the home team. Gary Boodnikoff secured 17 points in the 7th loss for the Taipans. The Kings converted 50% from the field and forced the hosts to 22 turnovers.
Meanwhile Townsville Crocodiles claimed their 5th straight victory as they outscored Adelaide 36ers 92:82 at the Distinctive Homes Dome. Six Townsville players scored in double figures en route to yet another solid win for the Crocs. Adelaide were never able to adjust their sight as they struggled in accuracy throughout the clash. The 36ers ended up shooting just 34% from the field and 74% from charity stripe. They also lost the battle under the rims as the visitors outrebounded them 48:55. Michael Cedar (195-G-86) led the Crocs with 17 points. Galen Young (201-F/G-75, college: Charlotte) provided help with 14 points and 9 boards. Adam Ballinger (205-F/C-79, college: Michigan St.) responded with game-high 21 points and 9 boards. Brad Davidson (182-G-74) nailed 19 points and dished out 7 assists for Adelaide. The Crocs thus improved to 8-7 record and occupy the 6th spot in the standings. Adelaide fell to 5-7 and are out of playoff zone so far.


Thigh injury sidelines Wayne Turner for the rest of the season -by Eurobasket News
New Zealand Breakers' import Wayne Turner (188-G-76, college: Kentucky) will not be able to play this season. Wayne Turner received an injury more than two weeks ago in the game against Gold Coast Blaze. He missed 3 games since then while the Breakers were 2-1 without the guard. MRI confirmed that Wayne Turner has a quad tendon tear and a surgery is needed. NZ Breakers' general manager Richard Clarke already announced that the team is searching a replacement for the point guard. Clarke also noted that Wayne Turner will remain with the franchise for the recovery period and will assist Andrej Lemanis coaching staff and especially young guards on the squad. NZ Breakers are hopeful they can find the replacement till the home game against South Dragons.

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BAHRAIN

Manama extend winning streak -by Ali Surgeon
MANAMA maintained their unbeaten run in the Bahrain Basketball League, defeating hot favourites Muharraq 76-71 in an exciting encounter last night at the Umm Al Hassam Sports Complex.

The 15-time champions made a strong comeback in the last quarter during which their US professional Donald Little was the top scorer with eight points.

In another match, Sitra notched their second victory of the season, beating Bahrain Club 69-51.

Sitra, who won the cup last year after a thrilling win over Manama, are now on six points from four matches.

After four matches, Bahrain Club are yet without a win having suffered their fourth straight defeat. They are still at the bottom with four points.

But yesterday's highlights was Manama showing great return in the fourth and final quarter which gave them their fourth successive victory.

Manama are now sharing the lead with defending champions Al Ahli in this 11-team round robin championship with eight points each from four matches.

Muharraq, who also went into last night's match with an unbeaten record, were relying on former Manama star Abdulmajeed Ali 'Shahram'.

Shahram, who joined Muharraq after spending two seasons with Kuwait Club of Kuwait, scored two crucial three pointers in the last quarter.

However, Shahram's contributions was not enough to lift Muharraq who were handed their first defeat of the season which saw them go down to second place with seven points from four matches.

Muharraq had a successful start to the season, having won all their previous three matches against Isa Town, Al Ittihad and last week thriller against Al Hala.

Muharraq took the initiative, leading the match 38-34 at half-time with their three-pointer specialist Mohammed Hassan making the bulk of scoring along with Rah-Shun Roberts of the US, Isa Ibrahim and Shahram.

The third quarter was another closely-fought stage as both teams showed some good rebounds as the quarter ended tied with a score of 54-54.

Managed by former national team coach Salman Ramadan, Manama staged their comeback early in the fourth quarter, taking their first lead of 42-40 thanks to crucial points from Mahmood Ghuloom 'Mash'.

Manama seemed to have certainly won the match as they went up by eight points with less than two minutes remaining, thanks to contributions from Mohammed Hussain, Little and Mohammed Najaf.

Faults

But a string of handling faults by Manama helped Muharraq cut their deficit to two points in the last minute with Yasser Nonafoor and Mohammed Abdulmajeed scoring three pointers each.

Muharraq could have leveled the scores with 20 seconds remaining when Bonafoor had two shoot but he could only capitalise on the first one.

Manama had ball in possession and made the most of their counter attack by Little who scored two points and later Mash made sure of the victory with a successful shot.

One match is scheduled for tonight between Isa Town and Al Ittihad at 7.30pm at the Umm Al Hassam Sports Complex.

Isa Town will be looking for their first win of the season after three defeats to Muharraq, Al Najma and Al Ahli.

Al Ittihad, who kicked off losing two consecutive matches against Sitra and Muharrraq before defeating Al Najma last week, are favourites for their second successive victory.


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BELARUS

The most interesting round -by Eurobasket News
Round 5 of Belarus League was the most interesting in the league. In three pairs of the games you could predict the winner for 100%. Even the leader Vitalyur luckily overcame Minsk-2006 80:75 and 80:78. OZAA lost the first game to temp 86:75 but them revenged with 60:102. Lokomotiv and BNTU also shared the victories, while Grodno-93 was the only team that did not have difficulties against Sozh Gomel.
The next round is scheduled on Novemver 30st.


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BOSNIA

A1 League HB - 6TH week -by Elvir Halilovic
Results:
Tomislav - Vitez 84:79
Posusje II - Mostar 70:92
Busovaca - Brotnjo 90:68
Livno - Rama 91:92
Odzak free

Standings:
1. Mostar 5-1
2. Siroki II 5-0
3. Tomislav 4-1
4. Vitez 4-1
5. Rama 3-2
6. Ljubuski 3-1
7. Odzak 2-3
8. Busovaca 1-5
9. Brotnjo 1-4
10. Livno 0-6
11. Posusje II 0-4

Next round (December 2ND)
Vitez - Ljubuski
Mostar - Tomislav
Rama - Posusje II
Brotnjo - Livno
Odzak - Busovaca
Siroki II free


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CAMEROON

Pelle Stephane having an excellent season... -by Yann Tientcheu
The Belgian Premier league has been for two years now the theater of constant prowesses of our fellow countryman, Pelle Stephane (6-9, Forward/center).
A look at the current and pre-Ethias League stats of the Cameroonian basketball player not only make him one of the most impactful African players abroad,
but also suggests that Belgacom Liege basketball is fortunate to count Pelle as a member of its organization.
Pelle Stephane who was the best rebounder of the Belgian premier League during the 2005/2006 season with 9.2 rbds/g in 35 meetings has been exceling in this
area, in the paint, for the past two years in Belgium. He has been, in fact, the best rebounder of his team for as long as his prsence was noted in the roster. Averaging
34 mns of playing time per game this season, Pelle justifies the trust put in him by Coach Tom Johnson to produce astronomical numbers such as 19 rbds in one meeting (Nov 24th),
and raise his average to a current 8.8 rbds/g. Consideration of the previous assertion could cause anybody to think that Pelle Stephane is a player at the image of Dennis Rodman.
However, such a venture would be, literally, a failure to acknowledge reality. In fact, Pelle Stephane also makes it an important part of his role to help Liege's offense with his undeniable scoring ability. Pelle is currently ranked as high as the 4th best scorer of the Belgian Premier League with 17.7 pts per game with a season high 25 pts against Spotter Leuven and Telindus Oostende,
respectively on Oct. 17th and Oct. 26th. Pelle's ability to impact the outcome of a game is rendered obvious by his important agency in scoring, rebounding and stealing the ball (2 per game
this year). With two double-doubles this year, on Nov. 24th (19 pts and 19 rbds against VOO Verviers- Pepinster) and Oct. 26th (25 pts and 11 rbds against Telindus Oostende)he is
arguably a prominent actor of the Belgian League. Furthermore, his general rating point of 15.13 second to Fisher Dor's 15.24 in the Ethias League, is an addition to the numerous
evidences that can be employed to support Pelle Stephane's hegemony in Cameroonian and European basketball.
Pelle's NCAA Div I career with the Buffalos of Colorado University (1999 - 2003) was precursory of the impressive Professional career the Cameroonian player is having. Averaging 12 pts and 9 rbds
during his career as a CU Buffalo clearly prepared him for the professional competition. Moreover, being the CU's all-time leading rebounder (with 1054 units), and the 2nd-leading all-time
rebounder in the Big 12 did not hurt either.
Pelle Stephane has been undoubtedly one of the most admirable Cameroonian players abroad for the past 8 years. This raises the question of his absence from the Cameroonian National
team roster in the latest international competition. He would truly be a tremendous addition to the valuable talents Cameroon can boast itself of.


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CANADA

MVP: Aaron Doornekamp " 33 points - 17 rebounds " -by Fatih Akser

The Carleton University Ravens Men's Basketball team played against a team which is one of the best team in the OUA, University of Windsor Lancers. Carleton University won the game by 8, 81-73, and reminded people why they are "the" best and experience team in the league right now.

From team Carleton, Aaron Doornekamp, Odessa, Ontario native played a stellar game against Windsor and displayed his basketball skills in front of packed gym and scored 33-points and grabbed 17-rebounds. Without a doubt Aaron showed people how good he is and how important he is for the Carleton University this season.

With this win, the Ravens improved to 6-0 in the OUA East while Windsor falls to 4-2 in the OUA West. Next week Carleton will be going to west and playing against tough teams which are Brock university (4W-2L) and undefeated Guelph university (6-0).




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D-LEAGUE

Opening Weekend in the D-League -by Surujh Roopnarine
Friday, November 23rd
Tulsa 66ers (88)
at Ft. Wayne Mad Ants (80)
66ERS: R. Sessions (27p+9rb+8to), A. Harrington (17p), M. Hall (10p+7rb), G. McGowan (8p+6rb)
MAD ANTS: R. Wilmont (23p), J. Richardson (19p+5rb), E. Calloway (9p+7rb), L. Obrzut (8p+7rb)
Iowa Energy (101) at Dakota Wizards (99)
ENERGY: J. Curry (24p+5rb+5as), D. Mitchell (16p+6to), J. Horner (15p+5as), M. Efevberha (15p+5rb)
WIZARDS: K. Lyde (14p+18rb), C. Powell (22p+5as), D. Jefferson (18p+13as), M. Baker (20p+5rb+5as)
Austin Toros (97) at Rio Grande Valley Vipers (104)
TOROS: K. Langford (28p+7rb), J. Bowen (16p), Ian Mahinmi (15p+5rb+5tp), Kevin Pittsnoggle (13p+5to)
VIPERS: G. Muoneke (31p), C.J. Watson (28p+8rb), J. Merrill (15p+5rb), K. Taylor (7p+7rb)
Idaho Stampede (92) at Albuquerque Thunderbirds (94)
STAMPEDE: L. Allred (30p+9rb), C. Violette (18p+7rb), J. Ellis (10p+6rb), E. Scott (6p+11rb+8to)
T-BIRDS: D. Horton (24p+5rb), J. Gross (20p+8rb+6st), D. Ham (14p), A. Berdiel (10p+6as)
Anaheim Arsenal (113) at Colorado 14ers (120)
ARSENAL: G. Diaz (24p+7rb), D. White (23p+6rb+8as), J. Thomas (17p), K. Brown (15p)
14ERS: K. Dickens (27p+6rb), E. Brown (24p+12rb), B. Thoms (17p+7as), J. Sensley (13p+7rb)

Saturday, November 24th
Bakersfield Jam (90) at Austin Toros (92)
JAM: R. Riley (17p+15rb+6to), B. Wethers (16p+5rb), B. Bowman (15p+7rb), A. Wilkins (9p+6rb)
TOROS: K. Langford (34p+8rb+6as), J. Bowen (17p+14rb), I. Mahinmi (11p+9rb), K. Pittsnoggle (11p)
Iowa Energy (118) at Dakota Wizards (113)
ENERGY: D. Mitchell (34p+7rb+5as), J. Curry (24p+8as), N. Lewis (22p+6rb), M. Efevberha (12p+6rb)
WIZARDS: K. Lyde (23p+12rb+5bs), C. Powell (23p+7rb+6as), M. baker (23p+6rb), W. Frisby (12p)
Tulsa 66ers (117) at Sioux Falls Skyforce (109)
66ERS: R. Sessions (34p+6rb+6as), M. Hall (23p+9rb+5as), N. Fazekas (18p+13rb), A. Harrington (15p+5rb)
SKYFORCE: N. Caner-Medley (30p+15rb), A. Robinson (24p+5rb), E. Nesbitt (23p), D. Bailey (8p+6s)
Idaho Stampede (110) at Colorado 14ers (109)
STAMPEDE: R. Livingston (11p+20as+5to), C. Violette (23p), E. Scott (22p+5rb), R. Bergersen (11p)
14ERS: J. Sensley (28p), T. Crawford (18p+12rb+5st), B. Thomas (13p+9as), K. Dickens (14p+5rb)
Utah Flash (110) at Anaheim Arsenal (109)
FLASH: G. Pruitt (31p+8as), J. Lang (16p+9rb), B. Wallace (14p+5rb), K. Kruger (12p+5rb+5as)
ARSENAL: G. Diaz (29p), S. Smith (20p), N. Felix (17p+7rb), D. White (13p+5rb+5as)

Sunday, November 25th
Utah Flash (92) at Los Angeles D-Fenders (109)
FLASH: B. Wallace (15p+11rb), K. Fesenko (21p+9rb), G. Pruitt (12p+6rb+9to), M. Cuffee (12p+6rb)
D-FENDERS: S. Banks (20p+8as+7to), D. Green (20p+6rb+5to), B. Chase (17p+5rb+6as), C. Brown (16p)
Bakersfield Jam (100) at Rio Grande Valley Vipers (111)
JAM: B. Bowman (26p+7rb), A. Wilkins (19p), K. Perovic (15p+5rb), R. Riley (8p+5rb)
VIPERS: C.J. Watson (23p), G. Muoneke (23p), K. Taylor (13p+7rb), S. Novak (12p)
Albuquerque Thunderbirds (95) at Ft. Wayne Mad Ants (79)
T-BIRDS: J. Gross (28p+6rb), S. Angounou (17p+10rb), A. Berdiel (16p), A. Mills (9p+7rb)
MAD ANTS: J. Richardson (22p+11rb), E. Smith (18p+5rb), L. Turner (12p+9rb), C. Minni


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FINLAND

KORISLIIGA: ToPo's record on the road 8-0 -by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Round 13: Monday's TV-game tonight in Porvoo, where local Tarmo tried to cause the first loss on the road this season to ToPo (Helsinki)
- but in vain. ToPo, the #1 Team in Finland right now, improved the record to 12-1 by winning 75-81 (33-43). Quarters: 17-20, 16-23, 24-15, 18-23.

ToPo won the rebounds 35-43 and shot a little bit better especially behind the arc. Mark McCarroll (208-F/C-80, agency: CAA Sports, college: Pittsburgh) led Tarmo with 25 pts and 11 rbs. Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) (24/10) and Jerald Fields (201-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: E.Tenn.St.) (22/13) had double-doubles for ToPo.

Tarmo - ToPo 75-81 (33-43) (Mark McCarroll 25/11, Travis Leech 15/7 - Timo Heinonen 24/10, Jerald Fields 22/13).



FoKoPo took the lead & other results -by Jari Vikman
Thursday

Ura Basket-TUNMKY: 80-96
Anthony Bennett 38/7/4as, John Smith 18/8/4as - Mikko Jalonen 23/7, Arto Talvitie 20/3


Saturday

BC Jyvaskyla-HNMKY: 95-86
Antti Kanervo 24/4, Aljaz Urbanc 17/12, William Rogers 17/7 - AJ Sipila 25/2, Eetu Nieminen 24/4

Pantterit-Korikobrat: 56-74
Jordan Feramisco 19/3, Ville Liimo 12/2 - Tyrwone Still 20/6, Kyle Carhart 18/5/7stl, Baboucarr Bojang 15/14


Sunday

BC Nokia-Huima: 129-88
Derrick Crayton 25/8, Larry Hall 22/2/4as, DeWayne Richardson 21/12/7as - Parnell Smith 28/11, Kenny Jones 18/4

PuHu-Ura Basket: 103-73
Akeem Scott 30/5, Phil Hickey 21/17/5as/4stl, Eero Lehtinen 18/3 - Anthony Bennett 38/6/4as, John Smith 15/9

Visa Basket-RU/Topo: 86-104
Antti Raami 21/8/5as, Erik Payne 21/4 - Panu Vertio 20/6, Roope Ahonen 20/4, Vesa Linturi 17/3

Korikobrat-FoKoPo: 88-89
Baboucarr Bojang 25/13, Kyle Carhart 14/7, Jussi Turja 14/3/6as - Ronnie Clark (196-G-81, college: Colorado St.) 34/13, Aubrey Conerly 14/9/8as

HNMKY-Vilpas: 83-72
AJ Sipila 21/1/4as, Clifton Jones 13/12/4as - Philip Dejworek 30/12, Tyler McGinn 23/7

Honka Akatemia-Pantterit: 81-83
Jere Paivinen 26/5, Sasu Salin 15/2 - Tony Mitchell 31/6, James Dockery 16/17


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FYR MACEDONIA

Results from Round 11 in the Second league -by Todor Chalovski
Results from Round 11 in the Second league

POP SPORT VSA - KOZHUV 83:64,
DROGA KOLINSKA NEGOTINO - VARDAR CENTAR 77:86,
OVCE POLE - ABA 85:59,
GOCE DELCHEV - TETEKS 85:60,
HERAKLEA - PLEJMEJKER KUBUS 71:88.


Blazevski takes the win to Vardar Osiguruvanje -by Todor Chalovski
Veteran Pero Blazevski scored 5 crucial points to help Vardar Osiguruvanje to beat Amak SP in the most interesting game from Round 11. of the First Macedonian basketball league. Vardar Osiguruvanje threw away a 20 point lead midway through the 3. period.

Champions Strumica 2005 beat Swisslion Pelister thanks to the second half charge,

Elsewhere, there were victories for leaders Feni Industri and MZT Skopje, beating strugglers Karpos Sokoli 2000 and Mavrovo.

STRUMICA 2005- SWISSLION PELISTER 78:65
Result by quarters: 19:24; 19:19; 20:11; 20:11.

STRUMICA 2005: Bogoev 16, Cvetkov, D. Sokolov 25, Delic, Tasovski 17, Grncharov, Krstevski 3, Bosnjak, Pupovic 15, T. Sokolov, Latovic 2, Zaev.
Coach: Jovica Arsic.
SWISSLION PELISTER: Petkovski, Savovic, Popovic 9, Dujovic 15, Apcev, Nikolov, Pejanovic, Stankovic 17, Petrovski, Miljkovic 12, Talevski 12, Zaharievski.
Coach: Aleksandar Petrovic.

FENI INDUSTRI KARPOS SOKOLI 2000 94:44
Result by quarters: 26:15; 26:4; 20:12; 23:13.

FENI INDUSTRI: Angelov, Prekovic 12, Basnarkov, Dimitrovski 9, Cole 20, Radulovic 2, Popovic 8, Gocevski 8, Gjurov 9, Jovovic 6, Mihajloski 8, Samardziev 12.
Coach: Emil Rajkovic.
KARPOS SOKOLI 2000: Mitkov, Ramadan 8, Neshovski 8, Todorovski 7, Kacarski, Jovanchev 2, Popivoda 1, Germanski, Gjoreski 10, Vasilev 8.
Coach: Mihajlo Naumovski.

MZT SKOPJE - MAVROVO 111:66
Result by quarters: 30:17; 28:8; 22:21; 31:20.

MZT SKOPJE: Milenkovic 1, B. Nikolovski 5, Stojanovski, Karakolev 11, Gjuroski, Atanasoski 2, Liotikovski 2, K. Nikolovski 18, Shteryov 14 , Milanovski 32, Ball 26, Thaci.
Coach: Aleksandar Todorov.
MAVROVO: Iljazi 12, Angelov 13, Jankoski 12, Shareski, Andrijeski 16, Janeski 29, Loch, Veljanovski 2, Lalic, Jusufi .

VARDAR OSIGURUVANJE - AMAK SP 82:80
Result by quarters: 26:10; 21:21; 16:23; 19:26.

VARDAR OSIGURUVANJE: Sazdov 5, Gjorgjievski 2, Despotovic, Ilic 7, Kralevski, Mitic 265, Daskalovski, Bocevski, Maric 16, Nuri, Blazevski 26, Simonovski.
Coach: Tihomir Matevski.
AMAK SP: D. Stojanovski 3, Tasevski 12, Stojanov, Frey 17, Cvetnic 2, Velkovski, Vegov 4, Stefanovski 6, V. Stojanovski 18, Nedelkov, Naumoski, O'Neal 18.
Coach: Igor Gacov.


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GERMANY

Bundesliga Game Day 10: Weekend November 24-25th Results! -by Michael Taylor
Game Day 10 in the German Bundesliga featured several teams collecting road wins including ALBA Berlin, NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig, Koln 99ers and ratiopharm Ulm. With the Deutsche Bank Skyliners win over Artland, three teams are even atop the Bundesliga standings as brose Baskets Bamberg, Artland Dragons and ALBA Berlin are all 8-2!

Saturday November 24th

digibu Baskets Paderborn 97 BG74 Gottingen 96
Jason Edwin sank all three free throws with 1.7 seconds remaining to help digibu Baskets Paderborn to a thrilling 97-96 comeback win over BG74 Gottingen Saturday night in Paderborn. Edwin's heroics were set up with a dramatic comeback. Tim Black buried a three cutting the deficit to 95-90. An Edwin bucket trimmed the deficit to 95-92. Gottingen converted one of two FT setting the score at 96-92. Tim Black sank two FT for Paderborn pulling to 96-94. As Gottingen attempted to inbound the ball, a violation for stepping on the sideline was whistled giving the ball back to the hosts. In the dramatic finish, Edwin found the ball and was fouled shooting a three sending him to the line where he cooly clinched the win. The exciting comeback with capped a 35-29 4Q for Paderbron who trailed 46-39 at half and 67-62 after 3. Tim Black paced Paderborn with a terrific 27pt 11ast night followed by Edwin's 24pt on 9 of 10 from the floor and a perfect 3 of 3 from three. Marius Nolte and Nathan Peavy chipped in 13pt apiece for Paderborn. C Michael Schroeder was strong inside for Gottingen with 21pt 10reb and Jeb Ivey scored 16. The one point game was statistically very even with both teams shooting over 50% from the floor (56% Gott to 52% Pad), three point shooting (10 makes 46% Pad 9 makes 47% Gott), close on rebounds (29 Gott 27 Pad) and both teams made 21 FT. Paderborn improved to 3-6 while Gottingen slid to 2-6.

ALBA Berlin 79 Ewe Baskets Oldenburg 65
ALBA Berlin built a 26-14 1Q lead and held a 39-27 halftime advantage before earning a 79-65 road win Saturday night over Ewe Baskets Oldenburg at Ewe Arena in Oldenburg. Bobby Brown led a balanced Berlin attack with 18pt 4ast followed by 16pt from Julius Jenkins, 12pt 5reb from Patrick Femerling and 11pt 7 boards from Dijon Thompson. ALBA shot 56% from the floor and 52% from three (10-19) in the win. Jason Gardner led the way for Oldenburg with 18pt 6ast and Jasmin Perkovic added 15pt 4reb along with 14pt 9reb from Milan Majstorovic. Oldenburg shot 35% from the floor but sank only 3 of 27 from three in the loss. Head Coach Luka Pavicevic and his men improved to 8-2 while Oldenburg fell to 6-4.

NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig 62 Walter Tigers Tubingen 54
Domonic Jones (12pt) and Stephen Wright (11pt) helped spark visiting NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig to a hardearned 62-54 road win over host Walter Tigers Tubingen at Tubingen Arena Saturday night. The defensive game saw the teams head into half tied at 26 but it was Head Coach Emir Mutapcic and his team who broke the game open with a 16-11 3Q. Braunschweig shot 38% while Tubingen hit 30% from the floor in the game. AJ Moye provided the Tigers offense with 17pt 7reb followed by 15pt 5reb from Ray Nixon. Braunschweig upped their record to 7-3 while Tubingen dropped to 4-6.

Koln 99ers 78 Science City Jena 67
Koln 99ers jumped to a 25-13 lead after 1Q taking control on the road Saturday night at Science City Jena. After taking a 48-31 lead into the half, Koln held off a Jena effort to earn the 78-67 road win. Koln shot 43% from the floor to Jena's 33% and the 99ers buried 41% from three (10-24) to Jena's 20% (5-24). Jena did outrebound Koln 44-33. Toby Bailey starred for Koln with 24pt 4reb 7ast 5stl and 5 of 10 from three. Immanuel McElroy added 13pt 4reb 8ast and Aleksander Nadjfeji chipped in 11pt 6boards. Talented wing Derrick Byars made his Bundesliga debut for Head Coach Sasa Obradovic and his team in the game. For Jena, C Ajmal Basit was best with a strong 25pt 13reb night while Sean McCaw produced 15pt 10boards. Koln jumped to 4-6 while Jena fell to 1-9.

Sunday November 25th

brose Baskets Bamberg 80 Giessen 46ers 60
brose Baskets Bamberg beat the Giessen 46ers 80-60 Sunday afternoon at JAKO Arena in Bamber. Head Coach Dirk Bauermann and his Bamberg team started strong with a 24-15 1Q, held a 38-27 halftime lead and finished the game with a powerful 24-17 4Q in the win. PG Steffan Hamann led Bamberg with 20pt on 3 of 4 3pt shooting followed by 15pt 7reb from Ademola Okulaja and 13pt 9reb from Darren Fenn. Bamberg shot 50% from the floor and 40% (11-27) from three while holding the 46ers to 38% shooting. Bamberg outrebounded Giessen 36-27. Gerrit Terdenge topscored for Giessen with 17pt and Patrick Sparks added 14pt 5ast in the loss. Bamberg is now 8-2 even with ALBA and Artland atop the Bundesliga while Giessen went to 3-7.

ratiopharm Ulm 80 Eisbaren Bremerhaven 70
ratiopharm Ulm earned their first road win of the season with a strong 80-70 effort over the Eisbaren Bremerhaven Sunday afternoon at Stadthalle Bremerhaven in a game seen Live on BBL.TV Konrad Wysocki was a perfect 6 for 6 from the floor on his way to a 20pt 10reb double double followed by Jeff Gibbs excellent 17pt 10reb 5blk game. PG Kyle Bailey was also in top form scoring 18pt 11reb and 5ast. Ulm shot 44% from the floor to the Eisbaren 38% and the two teams evened at 41 on the boards. Ulm made 19 of 34ft (54%) compared with 11 of 16 (68%) for Bremerhaven. C Matt Haryasz was outstanding for Bremerhaven scoring 26pt with 14reb on 10 for 13 shooting. Nate Funk added 12 in the loss. ratiopharm Ulm improves to 5-4 while Bremerhaven fell to 4-5.

Deutsche Bank Skyliners 74 Artland Dragons 63
Derrick Allen went for 25pt 7reb in helping the Deutsche Bank Skyliners pick up an impressive home win over the Artland Dragons Sunday evening at Ballsporthalle in Frankfurt. Skyliners strong 2Q was the key as they used a 19-13 frame to build a 36-27 halftime lead. Ilian Evtimov added 14pt 7reb 4ast and Dominik Bahiense de Mello chipped in 12. Skyliners shot 44% from the floor made 5 of 19 (26%) threes and 81% from the foul line (17-21). Adam Chubb went for a strong 16pt 13reb while Darius Hall added 15pt for Artland who hit 40% from the floor and also made 5 of 19 from three. Skyliners outrebounded Artland 31-29 in the rebound battle. Frankfurt improved to 5-4 while Artland fell to 8-2.


Keucheyan moves to Stuttgart -by Kristian Santiago
Swiss-Armenian guard Sevag Keucheyan (178-G-78, agency: HM Sports Agency) stays in the Stuttgart-area in Germany after signing with MTV Stuttgart in the Regionalliga South-West.
He averaged 13.9 ppg for TS Goeppingen in the same league but was released earlier this month and will be suiting up for rivals Stuttgart who lost a player due to an injury recently. Sevag is going to be a free-agent in January , so we will be keeping you updated on his career.


Coach Parra fired in Chemnitz -by Moritz Korff
The club-officials of BV Chemnitz (2. Bundesliga Pro A) have reacted to Saturdays embarrising 31:78-loss against Bayreuth and released Head Coach Mauricio Parra today. Parra signed a contract until 2009 earlier this year after joining Chemnitz coming from a job as an Assistant Coach at Walter Tigers Tuebingen. The Niners lost the past six straight games and are currently 14th in the table.

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GREECE

A2-Match Day 9: Results and Scorers -by Chris Mammides
Halkida - Panerythraikos 76-81
Panerythraikos is on a continuous winning mode. The road win made in Halkida will give coach Houhoulis team the strength to demand more in the rest of the games. With Dimitris Georgaros (187-G-75) ina great day scoring 21 points, 4 rebounds, 10 winning fouls and 7 assists, Panerythraikos go made the comeback in the fourth and most critical quarter and together with Philipp Hopson, who added 19 points help their team to win. Halkida had as a leading scorer Elias Tomaras who ended the game with 18 points

Panorama - MENT 81-66
The home team beat very easy the team from North Hellas. With amazing stats from the arc (50%) and great defense, Panaras, Falekas and Alexandros Panagiotopoulos (202-F-80) led Panorama with 15, 14 and 12 points respectively while Kuburovic scored 10. On behalf of MENT, top scorer was Dimitris Despos (209-C-76) with 29 points and 17 rebounds but he was all alone.

Peristeri - P. Faliro 72-50
Peristeri thrashed P.Faliro with 22 points with Bucci, Filippos Moscovitis (190-G-78) and Trybanski leading Coach Manouselis's team with 14, 13 and 12 points respectively while from P.Faliro only Koronidis tried with his 11 points 6 rebounds and 3 assists

Xanthi - Ilysiakos 92-88
In a derby which took place in Xanthi, the home team beat Dafni in details. With a lot of three pointers from both teams (11 from the home team and 10 from the visitors) ended this great game and with Aristo Nikoloudis (202-F-80) and Loupos scoring 20 and 19 respectively having their top scorer Moulakis ina bad day 1/5 2's and 1/5 3's, Xanthi “escaped” with the two points in a game which could easily loose. Top scorer on behalf of Ilysiakos (who is showing some positive signs in its game) was Koutroulias and Papanikolaou with 22 points per peace while Kombodietas followed with 18.

Pangrati - Sporting 74-69
In an old time classic derby, Pagrati beat the weak team of sporting with difficulty. Top scorer on behalf of the home team was Nikos Voulgaris with 24 points followed by Maheras with 14 while 13 points were added by Tsolatos and Koukas. On behalf of the visiting site of Sporting, the permanent scorer Fotiou had 15 points while Houmas added 13.

ICBS-Dafni 67-69
In Thessaloniki, Dafni succeeded a road win over ICBS with a basket at the end. Sourlis and Papadimopulos were the top scorers for the winners with 19 and 15 points respectively while from the college only Maslarinos tried with his 19 points while Jovanovic added 13.

Ionikos Lamias - Iraklis 80-68
In Lamia, Coach Prelevic's team didn't face any problem against the negative (without Traina) team of Iraklis. The difference could have been much bigger but Lamia's players played enough to beat another game. From Ionikos Kekelis and Christou scored 20 and 19 points while from Iraklis Totsios and Symeonidis scored 19 and 13 respectively.

Trikala 2000-Apollon Patras 67-63
Last but not least, Trikala beat Apollon Patras of Dimitris Papadopoulos. Apollon is definitely showing some characteristics which didn't had in the previous games, great defense, strategy, organized game but needs quite more aspects in order to survive and remain in the division. Nikos Kaklamanos was the top scorer with 18 points while from Patras team Georgitsis scored 22 and Lianos 14.


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HOLLAND

Arthroscopy Rein van der Kamp -by Fred Roggen
Aris-Friesland forward Rein Van der Kamp (202-F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy) will undergo a arthroscopy in his leftknee on tuesday. The injury proves to be tougher than expected and a arthroscopy must give more clarity concerning the origin of the complaints. The forward will be out of competition for at least three up to four weeks.

Landstede Basketball Gets Big Road Win In Bergen-op-Zoom -by Sanders Jackson


No team in the FEB collectively overachieves better year after year than the team of Landstede Basketball and head coach Herman van den Belt.

On Sunday night on the road in Bergen-op-Zoom, the smaller van den Belt's team overcame a slow 1st quarter start to take control of the game in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, holding the fort in crunch time to win an 85-75 thriller over West-Brabant Giants. After being down 21-12 at the end of the 1st quarter, Landstede countered punched with first a 33-17 2nd quarter difference (7 three-pointers!) to lead going into halftime at 45-38, then increased the lead to 65-52 at the end of the 3rd. Landstede would eventually go on to shoot 14 of 30 from the three-point line.
Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, college: Canisius) led Landstede with 18 pts., with Robby Bostain (191-G/F-84, agency: Sports Plus International, college: Furman) adding 17. Devonne Giles (203-F-83, agency: Worldwide Hoops, college: Texas Tech) ledthe Giants with 21 pts. and grabbed 10 rebounds, Tim Blue (206-F-84, agency: Worldwide Hoops, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 14 pts. and 15 rebounds. A 42-26 rebounding advantage for West-Brabant (17 offensive rebounds) was wasted, but 26 turnovers hurt more. Landstede moves to 6-7, and West-Brabant falls to 7-5.



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HUNGARY

Chad McClendon is back to Hungary -by Tamas Deri
The 34 years old power forward played already 7 seasons in our country, and started to play this season for KTP in Finland, where he was a team-mate of his ex-teammate from Albacomp, Jermaine Spivey. Chad McClendon (199-F-73, college: Appalachian St.) played 10 games and averaged 8.9 points and 6.2 rebounds in 24 minutes per game. Now he is on a tryout with ALBACOMP, the managament will decide about his signing during the week.

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IBL

Edmonton Chill add first three players to 2008 roster -by Trask Frost
The Edmonton Chill have begun to assemble their team for the inaugural 2008 season and are pleased to announce their first three players, all of whom are Edmonton products.

Currently under contract are:
Jermaine Bucknor (6'7''-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Richmond) - a 6'7” forward who played his collegiate ball with the University of Richmond. Bucknor led the team in scoring and steals and was the Spiders' second leading rebounder in his final season. Bucknor is playing professionally in France and played locally at Ross Sheppard High.

Stephen Sir (6'6''-G-82, college: N.Arizona) - at 6'6” and 225 lbs. Stephen will bring his outstanding shooting touch home to Edmonton and play for his father, Chill head coach Paul Sir, from the shooting guard spot. At Northern Arizona University, Sir set an NCAA record for three-point shooting percentage and was named a Big Sky Conference 2nd-team All-Star as a senior. Sir is currently playing in the Swiss League's first division.

JR Patrick (6'4''-G-81, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Santa Clara) - a 2006 IBL All-Star with the Eugene Chargers, Patrick just welcomed a new baby and has put his pro-career on hold until the new year, when he will head to Europe to play in either Spain or France. The 6'4” 205 pounder cut his chops right here in Edmonton before following in the footsteps of Canada's best basketball player, Steve Nash, by attending Santa Clara University.

These three local products form the early foundation for what should be a terrific squad that hopes to establish new expectations for expansion teams and bring post-season sports back to the City of Champions.


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INDIA

PBA honoured former Indian captains -by Murali Krishnan
The Presidency Club of Chennai adorned a festive-like look on Sunday (25 Nov) night. Celebrities from all walks of life gathered there for the 6th Annual Gala of Professional Basketball Academy.

Taking advantage of the Inter-Railway tournament, which had to be completed the following day in the metropolis, PBA felicitated 11 former Indian skippers who graced the occasion with their eminent presence.

Those honoured includes Surinderkumar Kataria (recipient of the Arjuna Award) and Dhyanchand award winner Ram Kumar.

Apart from the captains of national team, Geethu Anna Jose, the first Indian woman player to play a foreign league also honoured during the above function.

The Indian Captains who were honored are--

Surinder Kumar Kataria, Goodwill Tour to Pakistan-1975
Sathya Prakash, Merlin Cup, Singapore-1984
Molly Mathew, DSA Cup, Delhi-1986
Prasanna Jayasankar, 13th ABC, Singapore-1990
Ram Kumar, SAF Games, Colombo-1991
Jayasankar Menon, 18th ABC, Seoul-1995
C.V. Sunny, SAF Games, Madras-1995
Jeena Zachria, 17th ABC, Bangkok-1997
Meena Latha, 19th ABC, Bangkok-2001
Anitha, 21st ABC, Qinhuangdao-2005
Seema Singh, 22nd ABC, Incheon-2007

Vasudevan Bhaskaran, the captain of Indian hockey team which won the Olympic Gold in 1980 at Moscow, Olympian V.J. Philip, swimming ace Sebastian Xavier were present at the Gala to pay tribute to the basketball legends together with Ashok Verghese (Chairman, PBA) and S. Ganesan (Patron, PBA).

The Academy also took this opportunity to felicitate the Union Christian Basketball Team consists of PBA campers which won the prestigious St. Vincent School tournament recently.

Pradeep Johnson, President of PBA, extended a vote of thanks.


Hosts showed way-out to defending champions! -by Murali Krishnan


Hosts Southern Railway shown the doors to South Central Railway, which won the men's title in the Inter-Railway tourney at Guwahati last year.

The Chennai-based Southern Railway team outpaced SCR 97-74 to enter the semis to be played on Sunday evening. Navaneethan (22), Saravana Rajan (20) and Bernard (19) aided the host team to victory.

A tantalizing play by Vinay (20) and Charles (20) went in vain as the reigning champs bowed out in the trying moments in the quarter-final on Saturday (24 Nov).

The match-winner set to clash with the 2006 runner-up and another Chennai-based team, Integral Coach Factory, in an exciting semi-final. In another semi-final match, Western Railway will log horn with North Frontier Railway.

Results (Quarter-finals):
Southern bt. South Central 97-74;
Western bt. Central 82-37;
ICF bt. South East Central 55-46;
North Frontier bt. RDSO 67-48.


Western Railway stunned ICF to win Indian Railway championship -by Murali Krishnan
Pre-match Favourites Integral Coach Factory (ICF) went down to Western Railway in the men's final of the Golden Jubilee all-india inter-railway basketball championships for men, which concluded at Chennai this evening.

Playing a high-voltage game, the lanky Yadwinder Singh went on in a shooting-spree to basket 23 points. ICF countered the situation with an equal number of points netted by Toni.

However the day belongs to the Mumbai team as they got the better off the Chennai-based ICF with a final score of 88-67. The winning team's Jasjot Singh adjudged as the best player of the tournament.

In the play-off for third place, hosts Southern Railway beat North Frontier Railway in 91-80.

Results:

Final: Western Railway vs. Integral Coach Factory 88-67
Play-off: Southern Railway vs. North Frontier Railway 91-80.


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IRELAND

Interview with Deora Marsh -by Pete Strobl
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you end up in Ireland?
I was born in Ashtabula, Ohio and played at the University of Southern Mississippi. I graduated in 1982 and my coach helped me take part in a tryout to go to Ireland. I was the only person to make it and the next thing I knew, I was in Cork!

2) What have been your greatest accomplishments in Ireland?
I've been fortunate to have won 6 Division 1 Titles, 3 SuperLeague Titles, 2 Cups, 2 Cup MVP awards, and be named to “Top 100 players to play in Ireland”.

3) What was your first season like? What differences did you notice?
My first season was great because we were undefeated. The main difference was simply getting use to a different culture. I still remember hearing the Irish accent for the first time. At that time there were not that many black people in Ireland!

4) Why have you chosen to stay here and raise your family in Ireland? How often do you go back to the states?
The people here are extremely friendly. I've met so many people over the years who have made me feel like I am at home. I try to go back every 2 years or so and of course I miss my family and friends as well as various aspects of the American culture.

5) How has the game in Ireland changed since your first season?
Every game was a battle and you had to come to compete every time you stepped on the court. Every gym had a full house and was packed with fans. The game has gone down in my opinion because of the lack of coverage that it gets from the media. They don't promote it in the same manner they do with the Gaelic sports. It's a shame because the two don't necessarily have to compete with each other. Basketball is a sport people love to watch indoors.

6) How can we get national newspapers to realize that there's a growing demand for basketball coverage in the daily papers? What can fans of the game do to help make this change happen?
Televise games each week! There also needs to be a public relations officer responsible for getting real coverage into all local and national papers, not just box scores. They also need to get school-age kids out to the games because they will in turn bring their parents. Once they see a game they will fall in love, and come back again with their friends. Everything starts with the association to help improve the profile of the game.

7) What steps can be taken in order to get more young players involved and excited about basketball?
Money needs to be invested in each club by the association in addition to the funding provided by teams' individual sponsors. In addition, more emphasis needs to be placed on establishing a better youth structure. Then, and only then, will teams be able to prepare themselves for future success.

8) You're still in great shape and play for Ballina's division 1 team. How long do you see yourself able to compete at such a high-level?
Maybe one more year, we'll see. When the hunger dies out, then the motivation goes, and then you become lazy. Luckily I've always been hungry! I don't really have any training secrets other than the will to win.

Eurobasket would like to thank Deora Marsh for taking the time to do this interview. We wish him the best of luck!


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ISRAEL

Israeli premier league - week 5 -by Elad Zeevi
Afula/Gilboa 80 - M. Tel-Aviv 101
An easy win for the Israeli champions, who cruised their way to a 4th win in the league with the locals showing little resistence. Yotam Halperin (196-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services) was named the game MVP, after he finished the game with 18 points.
M. Tel-Aviv: Yotam Halperin 18, Bluthenthal 14, Batista & Eliyahu 11 each
Afula/Gilboa: Hull 20, Coleman 14

H. Jerusalem 92 - Rishon 84
After the outbreak agains Kazan in the ULEB, Jerusalem had a harder times against Rishon. after a tied first half, the locals ran to a 37-17 third quarter, which was enough for a win. Anthony Roberson (186-G-83, college: Florida) had his debut, finishing with 3 points in 11 minutes.
Jerusalem: Arnold 28, Bowers 22
Rishon: Mendez 27, Markson 16

Galil 100 - Ashkelon 90
A very close match from the start ended with galils first win in five games. Cliff Brown was once again the go-to-guy for Galil, finishing the game with 33 points.
Galil: Brown 33, Mosinzon 23, Eitan 15
Ashkelon: Carr 22, Yatzkan 17

Ramat-Gun 81 - Nahariya 99
Ramat-Gun, a big surprise so far in the season, chased the guests the entire game - but couldn't get close. Sasa Ocokoljic (184-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) was in a fine form for Nahariya, finishing the game with 24 points in good percentage.
Ramat-Gun: Beasley and Kuebler 20 points each, Tolbert 16
Nahariya: Sasa Ocokoljic 24, Johnson 21, Pledger 15


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ITALY

Lega2-9th Day -by Gabriele Fioretti
Pistoia won on friday TV-match against Novara (Mats Levin (188-G-77) at 14 scored), thanks to 29 by Ronald Davis (190-G-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee). 5 players in double figure gave success to Fabriano on Livorno (Jermaine Boyette (188-G-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Weber St.) at 18 pts). Cremona (J.R. Reynolds (188-G-84, college: Virginia) at 20 pts) won the big-match against Ferrara (Fabio Zanelli (196-G-76) 21 pts) at the overtime, while Reggio Emilia (20 pts by Paul Marigney (192-G-82, college: St.Mary's, CA)) defeated Pavia (28 scored by Thomas Mobley (195-F-81, college: Charleston)). Six players in double figures led Jesi to victory on Sassari (Trent Whiting (185-G-76, college: BYU) and Manuel Vanuzzo (203-F-75) both at 19 scored). Still no victory for the new coach of Veroli that lost at home against Montecatini (Darryl Wilson (185-G-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Mississippi St.) scored 18) and first win for the new coach of Caserta (20 by Raymond Tutt (194-G-75, agency: World Sport Agency, college: UCSB)) on the road at Imola (Kevin Freeman (201-F-78, college: Connecticut) at 16 scored). In the sunday Tv-game, Casale defeated Rimini (Darrel Lewis (192-G-76, college: Lincoln (MO)) at 18 scored) thanks to 5 players in double figures.
Carmatic PT-Ignis Novara 79-75
Indesit Fab-TDShop.it LI 90-63
Vanoli Soresina-Carife FE 93-89
Trenkwalder RE-Edimes PV 98-85
BancoSardegna-Fileni Jesi 81-92
Prima Veroli-Agr.Glo.Mont.75-80 Aget Imola-Pepsi Caserta 65-79
Fastweb Casale-Coopsette RN 75-70
See complete boxscores at www.legaduebasket.it


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JAMAICA

Andrews now a member of the Bakersfield Jam in NBDL -by Leonard Whyte
Richard 'Zico" Andrews, formerly of Tivoli All Stars and presently a member of the Jamaican national team, is now a member of the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA Development League. The 6' 3”/200-pound guard has already played two games, averaging four points per game. Andrews completed a successful college career at Southeastern Illinois College and Cal State - Bakersfield and majored in physical education and kinesiology. The Jam is affiliated to the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings of the NBA.

Florida Southern turn back Flagler -by Leonard Whyte
Lakeland FL (11-26-2007) - Andrei Grant came off the bench and supplied 14 points to help propel Florida Southern College past Flagler College 111-80 last night in the Morrick Construction Thanksgiving Classic. Grant also added eight rebounds to help FSC control the boards 44-24 as the home team moved to 4-1 on the season.

Cedarville shoot down USF -by Leonard Whyte
Fort Wayne, IN (11-26-2007) - Chris Walker scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Ricardo Alliman delivered 11 points off the bench as NAIA Division II No. 4 Cedarville University defeated Saint Francis College (Indiana) 103-94 on the road in a non-conference game last night. Cedarville made a whopping 65 percent (24-of-37) of their shots in the first half to take a 56-46 halftime lead and never looked back. After dropping their first two games, Cedarville won their third straight game to improve to 3-2. They will travel to South Euclid, OH tomorrow to face Notre Dame College in the first “Battle of the Jamaicans” this season. Notre Dame features center Karim McFarlane and forward Paul Spencer. McFarlane is averaging 14 points and eight rebounds for Notre Dame and also leads the team in blocked shots.

SIC suffer first loss in overtime -by Leonard Whyte
Park Hills, MO (11-26-2007) - Forward Andree "Giant" Wilson scored 11 points but this was not enough as Southeastern Illinois College suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night going down 67-62 in overtime at the Mineral Area Community College tournament. SIC missed 13-of-22 free throws but still had a chance to win the game in regulation time. SIC then went on to beat Mineral Area College 93-76 last night to improve to 5-1.

Knights destroy Slayers to take 1-0 lead in series -by Leonard Whyte
It was expected to be the marquee match-up in the 2007 Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/National Basketball League (NBL) semifinal round, but after game 1 of this best-of-three series on Saturday night, it may be wiser to switch the focus to the other series featuring Tivoli All Stars and Blazing Panthers. Urban Knights and St. George's Slayers are joined at the hips and every season the road to the NBL title goes through one of both of these teams. So, it was inevitable that their paths would cross some place along the playoff route. Knights, who lately have been the bridesmaids, reversed the role and demolished their nemesis 96-58 in a lopsided affair. The 38 points is unofficially the largest margin of victory in the torrid playoff history of both teams, and it even shocked the usually stoic coach Calvin Martin. "This is a total surprise to me, especially the scoreline. To be honest, before the game I didn't think we could beat them (Slayers) because they have more experienced players than us."

No McCarthy
Playing without their best player Kali McCarthy who is presently in South Florida, Slayers looked lethargic at the start and were quickly behind 12-0. They eventually got back on track offensively to trail Knights by only two points (23-21) at the end of the first quarter. Knights, on the other hand, were insensitive to McCarthy's absence, and continued to pour on the pressure, turning Slayers miss shots into unstoppable fast breaks. By halftime the lead grew to seven points (41-34) and thing got progressively worse for Slayers. At the end of the third they were staring at a 16-point deficit (63-47) and left the court looking agitated and confused.

Rout
The worse was yet to come, however, as Knights moved in for the kill in the fourth quarter. They reeled off an astonishing 33 points and held a clearly dejected Slayers team to only 11 in one of the best quarters of basketball they have played all season. Captain Linton Murray led his troop by example and was one of five double-figure scorers for Knights. Howard Daley (12 points), and Rohan Robinson and Michael Jackson (11 points each) did all they could for Slayers but the absence of McCarthy really took its toll. Game 2 is set for Wednesday and coach Lamar Dixon is predicting that the real Slayers team will show up. If not, this series will be nothing but a bad nightmare.

In the night's other semifinal, former champions Tivoli continues to fly under the radar and took at 1-0 lead in their series by defeating Panthers 89-79. Damion Young's game-high 25 points and 19 rebounds led the way, while Levar Henry added 22 points and Paul Oliphant added 16 points. Kirk Ferguson and Noel Wright scored 15 points each for panthers who posted six players in double-figures. The others were Dushane White (13), Adrian Forbes (12), Rohan Crusie (11), and Jason Green (11).


Missouri-Rolla fall in Holiday Classic -by Leonard Whyte
St. Louis, Mo (11-26-2007) - Guard Owaine Hall hit for a career-high 20 points but University of Missouri-Rolla could not withstand the pressure of Harris-Stowe State University and went down 83-68 on Saturday afternoon in the Missouri-St. Louis Holiday Classic. Hall connected on five three-pointers, but the Miners struggled all game, turning the ball over 21 times and allowing 22 points off those turnovers.

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JORDAN

The reds in Group A of Damascus Invtitational -by Mohammed Malas
Jordan's representative Orthodox was drawn in Group A of Damascus Invitational Tournament which begins next thursday and resumes until 5th of December in the capital city of Syria, Damascus.

- The 2 groups are:

* Group A:
Orthodox - Jordan
Army Club - Syria
Al Wehda Damascus - Syria (Hosts)
BC Arges Pitesti - Romania

* Group B:
Al Zamalek - Egypt
Pardis - Iran
Al Ittihad Aleppo - Syria
Champville - Lebanon

- Orthodox's games in 1st round the tournament (Jordan Time +2 GMT):

Thursday 29/11: vs. Al Wehda 18:00
Saturday 1/12: vs. Army Club 16:00
Sunday 2/12: vs. BC Arges Pitesti 18:00

In a related issue, The american guard Chris Campbell (194-G/F-81, college: Harding) will be the 3rd import of Orthodox in Damascus and Hariri tournaments, He was awarded as best import in Russian superleague B in season 2004-2005 adding to his experience in playing in Domenican Republic, Venzuela, Hungary and Mexico, The player arrived yesterday with the american center Zack Anderson (211-F/C-78, college: Hawaii-Pacific), While Chad Hendrick (197-G/F-79, college: Houston) arrived before two days.


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KUWAIT

Williams signs for Al Qadsia -by Ali Ahmed
Al Qadsia basketball team management agreed terms with the American forward James Williams to play for them this season.

James is a tremendous forward quick and athletic . He has good ball handling skills and good moves under the basket.

Awards/Achievements:
JUCO 1st Team All-American -05
MVP of Junior College Championships voted by coaches and newspapers -05
Swedish Basketligan All-Star Game -06 (Slam Dunk Contest Winner)
Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Entertainer of the Year -06
Estonian League Regular Season Champion -06
Estonian League Champion -06
Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team -06
USBL Semifinals -06


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LIBERIA

Broadway tournament kicks off -by Numennie Williams
The long awaited annual Broadway Basketball Tournament kicked off last Friday at the Sports Commission on Broad Street in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. In the opening match, defending champions NPA Pythons whipped Flames 63-56 points. On day II LPRC Oilers packed Dream Team 87-65 points. NPA Pythons got her second win on Sunday November 25 when she buried Uhuru Kings 65-53 points in an exciting match that kept the many spectators streaming.

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LUXEMBOURG

Amicale Steinsel sign Ben Perkins -by Eurobasket
Amicale Steinsel strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Ben Perkins (200-F-79, college: Mc Neese St.). Perkins played most recently at UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki (Finland).

T 71 Dudelange sign Jerome Gumbs -by Eurobasket
T 71 Dudelange strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old U.S. Virgin Islands forward Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82, college: USF). Gumbs played most recently at Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (Argentina).

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MONTENEGRO

Ulcinj win 97-69 against Primorje in Tivat -by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball club Ulcinj win in game of 6 round og MNT1A opportunity league against BC Primorje H.Novi 97-69 in city of Tivat.Best in team of BC Ulcinj was Ivanovic Aleksandar ho score 27 points.Good game play Marko Sekulic (206-C-86) with 19 points and 7 rebounds and Kasimi with 15 points.In team od Primorje good game play Sucevic with 27 points

MNT1B : BC BUDVA win in new derby -by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball club BUDVA win in new derby of MNT1B division against Gorstak in Kolasin 75-74.Once again best player of the game was Filip Goranovic (208-F/C-85) ho score 32 points and 15 rebounds.Good game play Kunjic with 12 points and Drazen Nikic wit 10 points.In team of BC Gorstak good game play Stojkovic ho score 21 points

Jedinstvo win in game vs Niksic 112-106 after extra time -by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball club Jedinstvo from B.Polje win in very inmportant game of 6 round MNT1A opportunity leagu against BC Niksic 112-106 after extra time.In regular part was 96-96.Best in team of Jedinstvo was Vladimir Grdinic (188-G-78) ho score 26 ponts and have 6 asist.Good game play Ersad Ljuca 29 points and 12 revounds.In team of Niksic best was once again Radoje Djurkovic with 22 points and 6 rebound , good game play Nemanja Vranjes with 26 points and Goran Gajovic with 15 points and 9 rebounds.

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MOZAMBIQUE

Ferroviario Maputo are again Mozambique champion -by Carlos Pereira
The Ferroviario of Maputo revalidated on Saturday, in the city of Beira, the title of national champion of senior masculine basketball in the proof which be passing there is one week in the Sports Center of that city, I tend towards in the challenge of the final one won his homonym of the capital of Sofala for a difference of 16 points, in other words, 61-45 with 33-19 at the middle time .

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NBA

Carlos Boozer can hardly miss as the Jazz punish Detroit in Motown -by Eurobasket News
Utah Jazz made a successful trip to the Motor City as they outscored the Pistons 103:93. Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) was sensational as he came up with 36 points and 11 boards to pace the winners. Utah power forward sank impressive 17/20 field goals and 2/2 free throws in the sizzling performance in Detroit. Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) was another major contributor with 21 points and 14 assists for the Jazz. Detroit were without Rasheed Wallace (6'10''-F/C-75, college: N.Carolina) who missed the second straight game with an knee injury. Jazz led by 7 points at halftime but the Pistons managed to climb back throughout the third stanza. The closed the gap but Flip Saunders got consecutive technical fouls for arguing with the referee and the visitors used free throw shots to cap the third term leading by 10 points. The Pistons tried to stay in contest and got back within 4 points at the dying stage. But Andrei Kirilenko (6'9''-F-81) nailed a jumper and Carlos Boozer added another one to restore a safe distance for Utah. Mehmet Okur (6'11''-C/F-79) scored 12 points for the Jazz. Antonio McDyess (6'9''-F-74, college: Alabama) produced 19 points and 12 boards in defeat.
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) had one more monster game as he provided a massive triple-double to carry Cleveland past Indiana 111:106. The Cavaliers forward tallied 30 points, 11 boards and 10 assists in a hard-fought victory for the Cavs. It never looked that way early in the game as the Cavs led by as many as 8 points at the interval. Cleveland enlarged the margin to 14 points before Indiana stepped up to get rid of it. The Pacers first cut the gap back to 8 points and later posted a 12:2 run to surge ahead 75:73 ahead of the fourth period. But with LeBron James back on the court the Cavaliers secured a winning outcome late in the game and celebrated their 3rd straight victory. Drew Gooden (6'10''-F-81, college: Kansas) had 23 points for the winners. Marquis Daniels (6'6''-F-81, college: Auburn) responded with 25 points in 24 minutes off the bench for the Pistons. Indiana played without All-Star centre Jermaine O'Neal (6'11''-F-78) who is still sidelined with knee problems.


The Moon is Rising.......... -by Alex Yams

In the new look Atlantic Division, the Toronto Raptors return much of the same team that won 47 games, and took the Atlantic Division crown, and garnering several post season awards. The start of the season has been up and down to say the least, in what many consider a 2 team race for division supremacy, between the Raptors and the new look Celtics.

A melting pot of talent that includes multiple foreigners in Jorge Garbajosa, Jose Calderon, and last years top pick Italy's Andrea Bargnani, and two players, in Anthony Parker and Maceo Baston who were stars on Euro-League power Maccabi Tel Aviv, and their version of show time in Chris Bosh and TJ Ford. The most notable off season acquisition was sharpshooter and reigning three point champion Jason Kapono. Most fans and even so called experts of the sport may not recognize the teams 2nd most important addition, longtime minor leaguer, Jamario Moon. Moon, who was the consensus top player in the CBA (Continental Basketball Association) and at times looked like a league player, was finally given his shot at the grandest stage, the NBA.


Moon, is an athletic juggernaut, is probably more athletic at his age then most players that are significantly younger. He has the length and speed to become a premier defender and rebounder, which will significantly help the Raptors. He has already made an impact on the team and in the entire league. This was a chance that Moon deserved, and he is making the most of his opportunity. Kudos to the Raptors Management team, for again finding and signing players, that most teams would not, thus a expectations are high and what is known as a Hockey country, may soon embrace basketball, more importantly RAPTOR BALL!. Go Raptors!!


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NEW ZEALAND

Thigh injury sidelines Wayne Turner for the rest of the season -by Eurobasket News
New Zealand Breakers' import Wayne Turner (188-G-76, college: Kentucky) will not be able to play this season. Wayne Turner received an injury more than two weeks ago in the game against Gold Coast Blaze. He missed 3 games since then while the Breakers were 2-1 without the guard. MRI confirmed that Wayne Turner has a quad tendon tear and a surgery is needed. NZ Breakers' general manager Richard Clarke already announced that the team is searching a replacement for the point guard. Clarke also noted that Wayne Turner will remain with the franchise for the recovery period and will assist Andrej Lemanis coaching staff and especially young guards on the squad. NZ Breakers are hopeful they can find the replacement till the home game against South Dragons.

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PARAGUAY

National League to start in April -by Gianni Pascucci
During the past weekend, the Paraguayan Basketball Confederation (CPB) officials held another meeting with the managements of the teams registered to the 2008 edition of the National League. Till now, the clubs registered are Deportivo San Jose Vithaton, Sol de America, Felix Perez Cardozo and Libertad, all from Asuncion, Los Gigantes del Norte from Concepcion, Universal del Sur from Encarnacion, Estrellas del Este from Ciudad del Este. There are no teams yet from Pilar, but the deadline for the registration is December 15, and there are rumors that both America and 1o de Mayo are interested. For sure, however, the Liga Nacional will be made of 8 teams, and all teh games will be played out from Asuncion, on friday, saturday and sunday night. The season will run from April to July, when will be played the playoffs

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PORTUGAL

Porto sign Brandon Payton -by Luis Rocha
Porto has decided to sign another foreign player to complete the squad. This season things aren't not so well as they should and the team as changed a lot of foreign players. This time they went for Brandon Payton (184-G-79, college: Oregon), brother of NBA`s Gary Payton, Brandon is a guard with very good references, and coach Babo can use him to share minutes with Figueiredo or even to play as shooting guard. Let's wait and see about his adaptation to the team and country.

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PUERTO RICO

Boricuas Abroad -by Alessandro Fontana

BORICUAS IN EUROPE
In Poland, Andres Rodriguez played a great game, his team Turow won against AZS Koszalin 76-70. He played 30 minute with only 5 points (1/2 2pts, 0/3 3pts, 3/4 FT) but a great intensity in defense and he gave also 10 assists!!!. He is the best assistman of the Polish League.
Donald Copeland scored 33 points (10/17 2pts, 3/6 3pts, 4/5 FT) in 40 minutes but his team Polpharma was defeated by Prokom Trefl 80-75. Polpharma has now a 1-7 standings but Copeland is the second best scorer of the League with 22,9 pts per game.

Carlos Rivera played a "partidazo" with his team Polonia Warszawa against Energa Czarni. Polonia won 76-67, "Carlito" played 29 minutes with 22pts (2/4 2pts, 5/7 3pts, 3/5 FT) and 2 assts.
In Turkey, Besiktas was defeated by Galatasaray 80-75. Christian Dalmau scored 10 pts and for "The Wizard" Rick Apodaca 12 points. Besiktas has now a 5-3 standings.
In Spain, Fuenlabrada was defeated by Gran Canaria 75-64, but "Our Boricua" Peter John Ramos played a good game with 11pts (5/6 2pts, 1/2 FT)+8 rebs in 23 minutes. Daniel Santiago scored 9 points (3/3 2pts, 3/4 FT)+2rebs in 11 minutes in the victory of his team Unicaja Malaga against Valladolid 103-65.
In the Adriatic League, Cibona won against FMP Zeleznik 90-81. "El Jefe" Larry Ayuso played a good game with 11 pts. Cibona has now a 7-4 standings in the Adriatic League. Siroki (2-9) won unexpectedly against KK Split with a great Sharif Fajardo , our MVP of the game. Sharif Fajardo scored 25 pts (6/8 2pts, 3/4 3pts, 4/6 FT) in 33 minutes.
In Italy, Filiberto Rivera scored only 5pts (0/2 3pts, 5/6 FT) with 2 assts but 6 to in 22 minutes. Napoli, his team, was defeated by Solsonica Rieti 77-64.
BORICUAS IN SOUTH AND NORTH AMERICA
In Mexico Dorados de Chihuahua won against Caballero 86-84. Dorados has now a 20-12 standings. Keenan Jourdon was the MVP of the game with 25 pts. Rafael 'Pachy' Cruz played also a great game with a lot of intensity and 23 pts.
In Argentina, Jeff Aubry scored 12 pts (5/9 2pts, 2/4 FT)+9rebs+4blocks but his team Independiente de Neuquen was defeated by Obras 93-78.
In D-League, Guillermo Diaz played another "partidazo", He scored 29 pts (10/12 2pts, 1/6 3pts, 6/8 FT)+1 ass in 44 minutes. His team, Arsenal Anhaeim, was defeated by Utah Flash 110-109. If Guillermo is "this player", He deserves NBA.
Idaho Stampede defeated Colorado 14ers 110-109. Ricky Sanchez played 16 minutes with 9pts (0/2 2pts, 3/4 3pts).
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RUSSIA

CSKA proves strength against Unics -by Eurobasket News
Russian Superleague reigning champions CSKA once again proved there are still the main contenders for the title. CSKA cruised to a confident 93:61 win over ambitious Unics in Moscow. It was a brilliant display of a team effort from CSKA as six Moscow players scored in double figures to pace the hosts. Unics did not have a trace of a probable success throughout the encounter as CSKA dominated every aspect of the clash. CSKA starting five outscored their counterparts 50:31 and grabbed control right from the beginning. The home team enjoyed a 24:14 lead after the opening frame and cheered up by a 3500 crowd of noisy Moscow fans enlarged it to 50:31 at halftime. Unics never recovered after the break. The shots just would not drop for the visitors and as they lost the battle under the rims CSKA did not allow Unics too many second-chance points. The margin grew to 27 points entering the final period and Ettore Messina used his bench players in the dying stages. Trajan Langdon (192-G-76, college: Duke) finished with 14 points for CSKA. Another four players scored 12 points each to pace CSKA. Andrey Vorontsevich (204-C-87) scored 12 points and collected 6 boards in 22 minutes on the court. Jerry McCullough (179-G-73, college: Pittsburgh) scored 11 points and grabbed 8 boards for Unics. Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama) had 11 points off the bench in defeat. CSKA outrebounded their opponents 40:28 and converted 51% from the field.
Meanwhile Triumph travelled to Rostov to take on Lokomotiv. The expected fight never happened as Triumph stunned the hosts in the first frame and easily rolled to an overall victory at the end. Lokomotiv struggled to find open baskets early in the game and Triumph used it to spur ahead claiming a 23:9 lead. Despite all the efforts from the home team in the second stanza Triumph did not allow them to cut the margin and held on to a 15-point advantage at halftime 42:27. Lokomotiv were unable to restore the intrigue and lost the game 57:73. Ognjen Askrabic (207-C/F-79) led the visitors with 15 points and 11 boards. Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) contributed 13 points and 7 boards for the winners. Lokomotiv responded with 11 points from Artem Kuzyakin. Triumph improved to 8-2 record and occupy the third spot in the ladder.


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SCOTLAND

Scottish Rocks reach the semifinal of BBL Cup -by Eurobasket News
SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks overcame Sheffield Sharks 73:59. Sterling Davis (200-F-77, college: Tulane) led the winners with 26 points. Hampton produced 14, while Joseph scored 9. Graham top-scored for the Sharks with 14 points. It was the Sharks who started the stronger, and bursts 7-0 in the opening tip and finished the period with 22:10. The Rocks replied with 15-2 run to take control of the game.

On Sunday SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks won the BBL Championship overWorcester Wolves. Scottish team overcame the opponent 98:82 and improved to 7-6 in the standings. The Wolves led 15:12 midway through the opening period, but a 14:7 Rocks tear bought the home side to within a point at 35:36. In the second half Scottish Rocks created a 17-4 run to take 85:64 advantage. It was no big deal to lead the game to the 7th victory in the Championship. Moritz Wohlers (203-F/C-84, agency: Court Side, college: Montana St. - Billin) paced all the winners with 22 points. Davis nailed 19, while Hampton added 18. James Life (194-G-83, college: Massachusetts) top-scored for the visitors with 24 points.

CUP
Sheffield Sharks -SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks 59:73

Sharks: Graham 14, George 12, Shelby Chaney (206-C, college: Mercyhurst) 11
Rocks: Sterling Davis 26, Hampton 14, Joseph 9

Championship
SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks - Worcester Wolves 98:82

Rocks: Moritz Wohlers 22, Davis 19, Hampton 18
Wolves: James Life 24, Paez 10, Anderson 10


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SEBL

Baseline goes 2-0 in AMC Classic, after 105-96 win over Albany Tech... -by David Archer

Atlanta, GA (Nov. 24, 2007) - Baseline finished the Atlanta Metro College Thanksgiving Classic with a 2-0 record, after dispatching Albany Technical College 105-96 on Saturday evening.

DeJuan Clark (6'2''-G, college: Tougaloo), who rejoined Baseline for the game on Saturday, and Adrian Jones (6'5''-F/G, college: Georgia) led the way in the first half. Warriors built a 17-point cushion (43-26) at the 6:05 mark. The Warriors would go cold for a stretch, shooting a string of ill-advised three pointers. Albany Tech would take advantage, battling back with quick transition buckets. Ransom also got hot from the wing, drilling four threes for Albany in the final six minutes of the half. Albany would trim their deficit to 49-42 by half-time. For the Warriors, Clark had 12 point and A.Jones 11 in the first half and Adrien Borders (6'0''-G-83, college: Wofford) would come off the bench to score eight points, including going six of six at the freethrow line.

In the second half, Baseline would maintain its spread most of the way, fighting off several Albany rallies. Each time Albany would generate a run, Adrian Jones and Rodney Kirtz (6'3''-G-79, college: Mercer) would come with a huge three to counter. In the latter stages of the game, Albany's defense triggered several turnovers and subsequent baskets. Their high-energy play saw a number of offensive rebounds and follow-up dunks. Baseline saw their double-digit lead shrink to 88-84 with four minutes remaining. Jones and Kirtz would drill threes on consecutive trips down the floor. Ronny LeMelle (6'5''-G-81, college: Auburn) would be the recipient of two nifty tansition passes from Clark and Borders. LeMelle's buckets capped a 10-0 Baseline run to put the game out of reach.

Ransom and O'neal finished with 21 each for Albany Tech, who slipped to 3-3 on the season. Pierce got 18 and Thomas 10.

For Baseline, Adrian Jones led the way with 23 points, on 6/9 shooting from beyond the arc and also grabbed five rebounds and dealt four assists. Clark turned in 18 points and 15 assists on the night, while LeMelle had 16 points. B.J. Puckett (6'9''-F-83, college: Clayton St.) scored 13 points and pulled 10 rebounds, Kirtz downed 12 and Borders finished with 10 points and four assists. Chris Jones (6'6''-F-82, college: Reinhardt) had six points and eight boards, while Antonio Cook (6'6''-G/F-80, college: Tennessee St.) got five points and Bobby Rouse (6'5''-G/F-76, college: USC-Salkahatcie JC) had two points and eight boards.

The Warriors, who improved to 5-1 on the season, and 22-4 overall since July, will be off until a Dec. 2nd re-match against the Atlanta Speedboys. Tip off is set for 2:30pm at JH Morgan Gym on Aubrey Street in Cartersville (GA).


On Dec. 2nd, at JH Morgan Gym, the Summer Hill Blue Devils will also host the Orangeburge Krazy Kats' women's and men's teams. The women's game will tip off at 4:00pm, while the men will clash at 5:30pm.



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SERBIA

B league: Summary of round 8 -by Dragan Jankovski
Tamis Petrohemija from Pancevo is alone on top of B league after 8 rounds with 7 wins and only one defeat while Sloboda is on the bottom with one win, which they made against Kotez Babmi in this round.

Results of round 8:
Sloboda - Kotez Bambi 79-70
Tamis Petrohemija - Prva Petoletka 97-83
Vujic Metalac - Crnokosa 102-90
Proleter Naftagas - Vojvodina Zlatiborac 100-87
Beograd - Kikinda 75-51
FMP - Beovuk 95-77
Vrbas - Zeleznicar (today)


A league: Four teams on top after 7 rounds -by Dragan Jankovski
One of the four teams which share top position after seven rounds is Mega Aqua Monta, who easily beat Sloga in Belgrade's hall Sumice 80-64. Hosts dominated under the basket almost the entire time. They went on the half time having advantage of 12 points while at the beginning of the last quarter Mega AM extended lead to 20. Power forward Slavko Stefanovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) led his team to fifth win registering double-double. He poured in 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. On the other side Marko Popovic (193-G-84) had 19 points and 5 assists for Sloga, who has two wins so far.

Ergonom finally succeeded to make first win in A league. Team from Nis was better than newcomer Vizura 79-72. Ergonom got 24 points and 4 rebounds from Rade Dzambic (188-G-80, college: New York Tech).

Another newcomer Radnicki Invest Inzenjering took care to make surprise of the 7th round as they beat Swisslions Takovo at home 75-71. In the last minute of the game Zarkovic scored 3-pointer for plus 4 and later was successful from the FT line what was enough for the win. Simic collected 17 points and 5 rebounds for Radnicki. Dalibor Djapa (206-F/C-84) netted 15 points for Swisslions.

Radnicki 034 Group outplayed Zdravlje Actavis 84-77 while Novi Sad Panonska Banka made road win against Borac 88-80 thanks to Marko Sutalo's (194-G-83) 31 points.

Napredak Rubin grabbed a road win in thriller vs Masinac 91-90. Masinac had advantage of 15 points at the beginning of the last quarter but Napredak intensified defense forcing hosts to make a lot of mistakes. Nine seconds before the end Habus missed 2 FTs for Masinac on score 90-89. At the Napredak's last possession, 6 seconds remaining in the game, experienced Markovic got fouled and with routine made 2 FTs for the win. Masinac got 27 points from Darko Habus (186-G-82) while clutch player for Napredak was Dragan Markovic (202-F-74, agency: Beo Basket), who finished the game with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.


Mega Aqua Monta - Sloga 80-64
(18-15,21-12,22-19,19-18)

Mega Aqua Monta:
Stefanovic 20 (10 rebs), Markovic 16 (6 rebs, 4 as), Stojacic 13
Sloga: Popovic 19 (5 as), Pejovic 18 (4 rebs)


Ergonom - Vizura 79-72
(19-18,27-17,16-20,17-17)

Ergonom:
Dzambic 24 (4 rebs), Radmanovac 15 (4 rebs), Majstorovic 13
Vizura: Sinovec 23 (4 rebs), Nadjfeji 15 (8 rebs), Glintic 11 (8 rebs)


Radnicki Invest Inzenjering - Swisslions Takovo 75-71
(20-18,23-22,17-12,15-19)

Radnicki:
Simic 17 (5 rebs), Popovic 16, Bolic 14 (5 rebs, 6 as)
Swisslions Takovo: Djapa 15, Markovic 14, Vlaskovic 13 (6 rebs)


Radnicki 034 Group - Zdravlje Actavis 84-77
(13-21,33-19,19-22,19-15)

Radnicki 034 Group:
Pesic 18 (4 as), Milosevic 16 (4 rebs), Glisovic 14
Zdravlje Actavis: Bogavac 17 (5 rebs), Bocka 15 (4 as), Marojevic 15 (rebs)


Borac - Novi Sad Panonska Banka 80-88
(17-12,23-23,19-25,21-28)

Borac:
Ilic 17, Radisavljevic 14, Radetic 13 (7 rebs)
Novi Sad PB: Sutalo 31, Bjegovic 19 (8 rebs)


Masinac - Napredak Rubin 90-91
(24-21,19-17,29-21,18-32)

Masinac:
Habus 27, Bozovic 15 (6 rebs), Dimitrijevic 11 (5 as)
Napredak Rubin: Markovic 28 (8 rebs, 5 as), Milicevic 22 (7 rebs), Miletic 17 (5 rebs)


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SINGAPORE

Slingers surrender two-point halftime lead to lose to South Dragons -by Eurobasket News
South Dragons - Singapore Slingers 99:109

A two-point halftime lead turned out into a 10-deficit at the end of the game for the Slingers as they played against the South Dragons in Melbourne. It looked hopeful for the Slingers in the early stages of the encounter as Chris Cameron (193-G-75, college: Tulane) toiled inside the paint and led the visitors to 27:25 lead after the opening frame. Cortez Groves (196-G/F-78, college: Kansas St.) nailed a jumper to put the hosts in front early in the second stanza but the Slingers found the way to regain the initiative as Rod Grizzard (203-G-80, college: Alabama) was active as usual and led Singapore to a minimum 50:48 advantage at halftime. But Shane Heal (182-G-70) found the right words to ignite his team. South Dragons came out of the dressing room firing from all guns. They opened the third stanza with a stunning 10:0 run which took the visitors aback. Rod Grizzard was obviously the only soldier in the field for the Slingers and a bunch of three-pointers from Jacob Holmes (198-G-83) allowed the hosts to enjoy a 76:69 cushion heading into the fourth term. South Dragons playing coach Shane Heal burst out with several long jumpers as the home side cleared off to a 85:71 distance. Singapore cut the gap midway through the frame but Shane Heal never stopped as he dropped another three-pointer, while Matt Burston (210-F/C-82) added a pair of important lay-ups to pull the victory away for the South Dragons. Shane Heal nailed 24 points on a 4/7 shooting from long range. Jacob Holmes had 21 points and 14 boards for the winners. Rod Grizzard led all scorers with 26 points and 9 boards. Chris Cameron provided 18 points, while Mike Helms (184-G-80, college: Oakland) had 17 points in a losing case. The visitors sank 42% from the field and 66% from free throw line. They were outrebounded 46:49 and committed 11 turnovers. The Slingers slipped to 2-13 record at the bottom of NBL ladder.

South Dragons: Shane Heal 24, Jacob Holmes 21+14 boards
Slingers: Rod Grizzard 26, Chris Cameron 18, Mike Helms 17


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SPAIN

ACB Round 9 -by Paul Nilsen
Round 9 of ACB action began a day early last weekend when on a rare Friday night spot, Pamesa Valencia continued their solid start to the season with a 74-67 win over Granada who are now fading after a strong opening to the campaign. Over 7,000 fans were treated to a hard fought game which Valencia just edged with Granada suffering from a loss of their outside game which proved costly. Ruben Douglas was again on form with 17 points to add to his impressive haul so far although scoring was harder to come by for the visitors with only Dylan Page and Curtis Borchardt barely scraping into double figures.

On Saturday night the league saw two of the big clubs in Real and Tau pick up wins on the road. Madrid hung on in Murcia for a narrow 65-62 win to and also hung on for a share of top spot in the classifications with DKV Joventut. The side from the capital were cruising with a double figure lead after a strong opening but Polaris World Murcia showed they have plenty of fight, coming back in the second half. Juan Triguero just missed out on a double-double with 12 points and 9 boards for the home team while Joan Plaza's team looked to still be reeling from their hammering at arch rivals Barca during the week in the Euroleague.

Tau Ceramica meanwhile go from strength to strength under Coach Spahija. Their 87-98 victory at Grupo Begar Leon made possible because of a red hot shooting performance from Zoran Planinic and big man Pete Mickeal doing a great job deputising for James Singleton with 21 points while Leon coach Gustavo Aranzana will be glad his team put a nightmare third quarter behind them to add some respectability to the score-line and finish strongly with a 35-26 final period.

DKV Joventut were hosting local rivals Akasvayu Girona and in front of a bumper crowd , stellar performances from the prodigious Ricard Rubio (192-G-90) and Rudy Fernandez helped blow the visitors away 92-73. The duo combined for 25 points a piece and with Girona crumbling under the Badalona defence in the third quarter with too many turnovers, DKV pulled away before the final period. Only another monumental performance from Marc Gasol prevented a further damage with the big man claiming 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Unicaja finally stopped the rot at home to ease the pressure. After two successive losses at the Martin Carpena, they bounced back by crushing hapless Valladolid 103-65. Boniface N'Dong continued his rich vein of form with 10 points and 10 boards while the team took full advantage of some non-existent Valladolid perimeter defence to shoot the lights out from outside. A stunning 35-19 quarter for the home team leaving the visitors chasing shadows.

Bilbao are quietly picking up wins at home and having an improved season with some terrific results away from the Basque country including wins in Badalona and Malaga. In round 9 they were back on their home court and cruised to a comfortable 77-64 success over Menorca with Marko Banic having a perfect night from the field for his 15 points.

The most impressive result of the weekend has to be Cajasol's surprise mauling of Barcelona. The visitors came into the game full of confidence after their midweek win over Real but a truly shocking performance and a vibrant display from Seville left them reeling. The home team produced their best of the season to run out 75-58 winners with some fantastic perimeter defence to keep everyone but 17 point Jaka Lakovic in check. In fact no other Barcelona player managed double figures as Seville produced a stunning team effort to collect only their third win of the season.

New Estu coach Javier Gonzales couldn't inspire rock bottom Estudiantes to a second win of the season and after losing 86-79 at Ricoh Manresa they remain stranded at the bottom of the table. After struggling offensively of late, Florent Pietrus came to life again with a 26 point haul but it wasn't enough with Manresa's Matt Walsh hitting 25 points of his own to help the Catalan club pick up their fifth win of the campaign and remain in a play-off position.

Finally Gran Canaria and Fuenlabrada met in a mid table meeting and Granca came out on top 75-64 after a truly outstanding final period when they held the Madrid side to just four points to take the win. Sergio Perez with 17 points for the home team.


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SYRIA

Camara out, Lewis in ? -by Mohammed Malas
Babacar Camara (211-C-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) has decided to change his way from Syria to China and that made Ittihad Aleppo Club move quickly to get a center, They decided to call up Gentry Lewis (204-C-81) will arrive from Italy tomorrow with canadian forward called Fred Perry (197-G/F-77, agency: ACMT, college: St.Francis X.) who will play as a 3rd import only in Damascus Invitational Tournament which begins next thursday, Damond Williams is the 2nd import of the team.

Gentry is a heavy guy, He played before in Pland, Turkey and Montenegro, While Perry did'nt play at all due to his sufferng from old injury, He played before in France and Portugal.


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TAIWAN

UBA - TPEC wins 147th straight -by Chris Wang
Chang Yu-Lin (192-F-86) and Lin Tsun-ching ignited a 25-7 third quarter run and led TPEC to a 83-67 win over NCPES Monday, the opening day of the 2007-08 UBA season. TPEC, which is seeking its 13th straight title, extended its winning streak to 147 games.

Chang Yu-Lin led TPEC with a game-high 31 points and 6 steals and Lin Tsun-ching had 14 points. Wu Fong-cheng, the No. 1 draft pick in this year's SBL Draft, had 19 points for NCPES.

TPEC entered the season losing 10 players, including Chen Hsin-an and Lee Chi-yi, among others, because of the implementation of the "25 years-old rule". But it's still one of the strongest teams in the university league with the presence of national team members like Tsun Wen-din, Chen Shih-nian, Lee Hsueh-lin and Lu Cheng-ju.


2007-08 UBA Division I participatory Teams

Group A
Taipei Physical Education College, TPEC
Chinese Culture University, CCU
National Taiwan College of Physical Education, NTCPE
National University of Tainan, NUT
National Kaohsiung Normal University, NKNU
National College of Physical Education and Sports, NCPES

Group B
Fujen Catholic University, FJU
Natioinal Taiwan Normal University, NTNU
Hsing Wu College, HWC
National Taipei University of Technology, NTUT
National Taiwan University of Arts, NTUA
Shih Hsin University, SHU


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TUNISIA

5 teams at leader position -by Carlos Pereira
Great fight in the Tusian championship, 5 teams are at the teader position.
With the lose of EZZ, SN, USM, ESS and JSK are now the leaders teams.
RESULTS
SN-EZS 70-53
CSC-ESRadès 62-68
ASH-JSK 69-78
CAfricain-ESS 71-75
USM-CAB 68-67
ASMarsa-DSG 48-58


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U.KINGDOM

BBL Cup Quarter-Finals -by Eurobasket News
Four games of BBL Cup Quarter-Finals were played over the weekend. The winners advanced to the semifinals of BBL.
SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks overcame Sheffield Sharks 73:59. Sterling Davis (200-F-77, college: Tulane) led the winners with 26 points. Hampton produced 14, while Joseph scored 9. Graham top-scored for the Sharks with 14 points. It was the Sharks who started the stronger, and bursts 7-0 in the opening tip and finished the period with 22:10. The Rocks replied with 15-2 run to take control of the game.
Poujoulat Heat Guildford beat Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 107:85. Notley was unstoppable with 33 points. Martin poured in 18 and Dorsey scored 15. Terrence Woodyard (206-F/G, college: W.Carolina) chipped in 27 points in the losing effort.
Newcastle Eagles won over Big Storage Cheshire Jets 96:79 to take the semifinal place. The second half saw the Eagles open with a 9-2 burst to leave the Jets trailing 60:37 early in the third. Olu Babalola (198-F-81, college: Clemson) led the winners with 26 points. Stewart posted 20 and Midgley scored 19. Shawn Myers (198-G/F-69, college: W.Georgia) brought 27 points for the visitors.
Marshall MK Lions grabbed a road win over PAWS London Capital 73:78. Peter Heizer (193-G-77, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Pacific) paced the Lions with 19 points. New ended up with 17, while Williams had 13. Van Stein top-scored for the hosts with 26 points.

Sheffield Sharks -SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks 59:73
Sharks: Graham 14, George 12, Shelby Chaney (206-C, college: Mercyhurst) 11
Rocks: Sterling Davis 26, Hampton 14, Joseph 9

Poujoulat Heat Guildford - Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 107:85
Heat: Notley 33, Martin 18, Dorsey 15
Riders: Terrence Woodyard 27, Joel Burns (189-G-75, college: W.Michigan) 18, Wellington 17

Newcastle Eagles - Big Storage Cheshire Jets 96:79
Eagles: Olu Babalola 26, Stewart 20, Midgley 19
Jets: Shawn Myers 27, Walker 11, Otten 10

PAWS London Capital -Marshall MK Lions 73:78
Capital: Van Stein 26, Williams 15, Miller 11
Lions: Peter Heizer 19, New 17, Williams 13


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U.S.VIRGIN ISL.

PRO REPORT -by David Edole
LUXEMBORG
Gumbs on Fire!
T 71 Dudelange of the Luxembourg Basketball League (DBBL) strengthened their roster with addition Virgin Islands sharp shooter Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82, college: USF). Gumbs then proceeded to lead Dudelange to their third victory of the season when he scored 37 points in his debut. Dudelang (4-6) defeated Conten, 94-67, and tied the clubs total win season of last year. Gumbs played most recently at Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (Argentina).
http://www.t71.lu/indexhtml.html

PORTUGAL
Gumbs was not the only Virgin Islander with a strong debut; Omari Peterkin (203-F/C-83, college: Boston U.) had a double- double as Lusitania (1-4) lost to CAB, 76-70, in the Portuguese Basketball League (UZO). Peterkin finished the game with 16 points, 12 rebounds and two assists in a game that could have gone either way. Peterkin played so well in his debut that he was placed on the all-star ballot. The All Star game will be played on December 23rd. The fans can cast their vote for the big man at this link: http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/allstar.php

SPAIN
Victor, Zaragoza in first place.
Behind strong play from Cuthbert Victor (196-G-83, college: Murray St.), CAI Zaragoza demolished Beirasar Rosalia, 88-63; Friday night in Spanish Basketball League Gold Division After two sub par games, Victor erupted for 21 points and seven boards. Victor scored nine consecutive points in a 16-0 decisive run that gave Zaragoza an, 65-46, lead. Zaragoa (8-2) is in a first place tie with Bruesa GBC for the top spot in the standings.

GERMANY
Jason Edwin (196-G/F-81, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Kent St.) sank all three free throws with 1.7 seconds remaining to help digibu Baskets Paderborn to a thrilling 97-96 comeback win over BG74 Gottingen Saturday night in German Bond League. Edwin's heroics were set up with a dramatic fourth quarter comeback where Paderborn (3-6) outscored Gottingen 35-29.
Paderborn's Tim Black buried a three cutting the deficit to 95-90. An Edwin bucket trimmed the deficit to 95-92. Gottingen converted one of two free throws to extend their lead, 96-92. Black then added two free throws to pull Paderborn with in two, 96-94.
As Gottingen attempted to inbound the ball, a violation for stepping on the sideline was whistled giving the ball back to the hosts. In the dramatic finish, Edwin found the ball and was fouled shooting a three sending him to the line where he cooly clinched the win. Paderbron trailed 46-39 at half and 67-62 after third frame. Edwin finished with 24 points on 9 of 10 from the floor and a perfect 3 of 3 from three.

BELGIUM
Josiah James (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Birmingham Souther) and VOO Verviers- Pepinster recorded a, 62-52, road win at Belgacom Liege. Pepinster record improves to 6-4 and is one game out of first place in the league. Voo Verviers-Pepinster jumped out to an 11-0 lead only to see Liege cut the lead to two, 19-17 at the end of the first. Pepins defense came to play an allowed only seven second points while scoring fifteen themselves to take a 39-24 halftime lead.
The third quarter was little more prolific offensive with Liege cutting Pepins lead to 11, 47-36. Pepins then coasted the rest of the way to a ten-point win.

NETHERLANDS
Hanzevast Capitals of the Dutch Eredivise is in the process of acquiring Virgin Islands big man. Kitwana Rhymer (208-C-78, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Massachusetts) is in Groningen; and will be employed by the team when his licensed is received from Al Ahli Manama of Bahrain.
Rhymer played the past month with the Bahrain Club before getting a better offer from the Capitals.
Rhymer fills a void that was vacated by Ian Hanavan. He was brought in to shore up the rebounding and shot blocking of the team.

FAR EAST
IRAN
Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Jacksonville)
is becoming an Iranian star. He was featured in their Sports Illustrated and was voted the best imports point guard in the league. To read more about Sheppard check out this link: http://www.iranbasketball.org/

SOUTH KOREA
Trimmingham Leon (200-F-71, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: Briar Cliff)
is still putting up offensive numbers, he scored 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists as Daegu Orions lost to ET BlackSlam, 92-79 Saturday night in Korean Basketball League. Orions (3-11) are in 9th place of the ten-team league. Weapon is averaging 20.6 points, and 8.4 boards.

JAPAN
Carl Thomas (200-F-76, college: Charleston) and the Hitachi SunRockers are in last place in the Japanese Basketball Leauge (JBL). Thomas had 11 points and six boards as Hitachi Sun Rockers (4-10) lost a nail bitter to Mitsubishi 74-70

In the Americas
CBA
23-8 second quarter run fueled the Pittsburgh Xplosion over the Rio Grande Valley Silverados, 124-96, tonight at the Petersen Events Center. The run began with Shaun Fountain joining Carl Krauser (188-G-81, college: Pittsburgh) in the backcourt with 9:45 to play in the first half, and the Xplosion up, 35-31. The pair played together for the remainder of the half, leading the Xplosion to a 65-48 halftime lead.
"Those two guys were the catalysts for what happened tonight with our whole team," Xplosion head coach Carlos Knox said. "We're blessed to be able to play with two point guards because they are so talented.
Outstanding perimeter defense by Pittsburgh forced the Silverados into many late possessions resulting in forced shots and 27 Rio Grande Valley turnovers.
The Pittsburgh offense did not disappoint, either. The Xplosion (4-2) notched their highest point total of the season with 124. Six players reached double figures, and every Xplosion player scored at least four points.
Krauser finished with 17 points and seven assists.

ABA
The Manchester Millrats (5-1) held off a pesky Montreal Royal team for a 106-103 win. The Millrats extended to a 69-49 lead in the third quarter behind the play of guard Anthony Anderson (20 points) and All Star forward Rob Sanders (22 points). Sanders acrobatic attacks on the rim combined with Anderson's efficient play helped Manchester gain the advantage.
Montreal rallied late in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to seven with just 2:42 remaining in the game. Then the Royal hit a three pointer. On the ensuing play Millrats guard John Huggins turned the ball over and Bobby Miller nailed a three point plus one for the 3D, to tie the score at 98-98. But David Cooper (201-F-83, college: JMU) tipped in an errant miss for the go ahead basket, and Manchester made enough free throws down the stretch to earn the victory.
Copper, who is part owner of the Millrats, finished with ten points and five boards.

ARGENTINA
Argentine of Junin-Atletico Lanus game was suspended at the 2:41 mark in the fourth period with Lanus leading 69-56. There was a fight between player Martin Pasquinelli and the supporters of his own team. Jameel Heywood (198-F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Oklahoma) led Lanus (5-2) with 19 points.




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Women News

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ADRIATIC L. (W) - Women

Buducnost creates a sensation in Round 5 -by Eurobasket News

Buducnost created a real sensation in Round 5 of Adriatic league. The team from Montenegro overcame Jolly Sibenik, the team that participates in Euroleague. Buducnost had a road victory 61:71 due to the win in the second half. A 12:19 in the third quarter was fatal for the hosts that lost the first game in ABA this season. Buducnost was happy to tie Croatian team in the standings as three teams now have 4-1 record. Ana Perovic (195-C-77) paced the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Snezana Aleksic (170-G-89) and Maja Milutinovic (176-G-87) followed her with 12 points each.

In another game Crvena beat Merkur 77:59. Serbian team took a control in the first quarter and never looked behind. Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) paced all the winners with 22 points. Dunja Prcic (180-G-87) nailed 14, while Jelena Velinovic (193-C-81) scored 11. Nika Baric (168-G-92) ended up with 20 points for Slovenian squad. Crvena improved to 2-3 record, while merkur fell at 1-4.

The next round is scheduled on December 1st. The game between Gospic and Ragusa brings more interest as the teams stay on top of the ladder.

Jolly - Buducnost 61:71 (20-18, 11-12, 12-19, 18-22)
Buducnost:Ana Perovic 18+11 rebs, Snezana Aleksic 12, Maja Milutinovic 12

Crvena - Merkur 77:59 (22-13, 15-13, 19-13, 21-20)
Crvena: Biljana Pesovic 22, Dunja Prcic 14, Jelena Velinovic 11
Merkur: Nika Baric 20, Monique Blake (188-F-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: Seton Hall) 16+12 rebs



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AUSTRALIA - Women

The Sirens beat Sydney Uni Flames -by Eurobasket News
Christchurch Sirens - Sydney Uni Flames 79:55

The Sirens are yet to say their word in the season. They proved edging one of the WNBL favorites Sydney Uni Flames at home. The win was the fourth straight success for the WNBL newcomers and they improved to 4-7 record. The Flames looked unimpressive and inconsistent without their leader Natalie Hurst (163-G-83). The Opals forward was sidelined with an ankle injury. The Sirens got to a slow start as they were adjusting their shooting and were limited to 10 points in the opening frame. Sydney led 13:10 but the gap quickly vanished in the second stanza. Christchurch exploded with a 29:7 rally to leave the Flames wondering about the outcome. The Sirens withstood to a fierce comeback effort from Sydney cooling them off with 5 three-pointers. The gap stayed at an 18-point mark heading into the final frame and Leigh Gooding had a chance to give his bench players more minutes on the floor. Lamisha Augustine (186-F-82, agency: LBM Management, college: San Jose St.) led the hosts with 16 points and 13 boards. Natalie Purcell (183-F-82, college: SE Missouri St.) contributed 12 points, while Ashley Awkward (168-G-85, college: Mississippi) and Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe (173-G-79, college: Buffalo) had 11 points apiece in a win. Alicia Poto (166-G-78) led the action with 25 points and 9 boards for the Flames. Eva Afeaki (183-G-84) scored 9 points in the 4th defeat for the visitors.
The Sirens converted 45% from the field and outrebounded the Flames 50:45. Christchurch will now face Adelaide and AIS next week. Sydney fell to 8-4 record and takes on Townsville away from home.

Christchurch: Lamisha Augustine 16+13 boards, Natalie Purcell 12, Ashley Awkward 11, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe 11
Sydney: Alicia Poto 25, Eva Afeaki 9


Canberra and Adelaide use Sydney Uni Flames loss to narrow gap -by Eurobasket News
Canberra Capitals and Adelaide Lightning used some sluggish form of the Sydney Uni Flames to cut their dominance in the WNBL ladder to minimum. Canberra confirmed a safe 71:54 victory over AIS to improve to 6-4 record in the ladder. The encounter was not an easy walk for the Capitals though as AIS trailed by just 4 points at the interval. But the reigning champs set the tone in the third stanza as they crowned it with a massive 14:0 rally to clinch the lead for good. Abby Bishop (189-C-88) produced 19 points and 15 boards for the Capitals. Natalie Hurst (163-G-83) had 16 points in the 6th victory for Canberra. The Capitals' defense was solid as they limited Marianna Tolo (196-C-89) to just 7 points. Stephanie Cummings led AIS with 12 points. Canberra also limited their opponents to 39% from the field and forced those to 27 turnovers. AIS slipped to 3-7 record at the bottom of the ladder.
Adelaide Lightning rallied past Bendigo Spirit 92:74 to climb to 7-3 record. The Lightning opened the game aggressively and led 34:21 after the first quarter. However the Spirit gradually evened the encounter and stroke back with a 22:15 second stanza. It was not enough however as Renae Camino (177-G-86) notched 13 points in the third quarter and ceased any hopes of Bendigo for a positive result. She finished with 20 points in Adelaide's win. Jenny Whittle (197-C-73) added 14 points for the winners. Lisa Pardon (173-G-82, college: Oregon St.) delivered 17 points for the Spirit.


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BELARUS - Women

Anastasiya Romanova led BC Minsk-2006 with 23 points -by Eurobasket News
Minsk saw this time two wins and one loss from the Belarus teams in Baltic League. BC Minsk-2006 beat Avantis/Turiba 79 : 60 to take 5-3 record in BWBL. The hosts advantaged due to the better percentage of the field goals and the team game. Anastasiya Romanova (187-C-85) top-scored for the winners with 23 points. Butsianava scored 16 and Tiamezhnikava added 12. Anda Eibele (170-G-84) finished the game with 17 points in defeat.
Olimpia had no problems with RS TTT Rapa 81 : 61 that fell at 1-6. RS TTT Rapa however looked better in the beginning of the game and won the opening tip 13:17. Olimpia dominated in the court later and reached 4-4 record. Natalia Anufrienko (174-G-85) paced all the winners with 21 points. Kozun nailed 15, while Sharmei added 11. Ingrida Strikasa (184-F-90) produced 18 points for Latvian team.
Cesis is back on track after a loss on saturday. The team had a road win over Berezina-RCOR 56:62 in a key game of Sunday. Ifeoma Okonkwo (183-F-84, college: Northwestern) led the winners with 18 points. Willnett Crockett (188-F/C-84, college: Connecticut) posted 16 and Tomas and Kristina collected 11 points apiece. Padabed shone for the Belarus team with 14 points. Cesis moved to 5-2, while Berezina-RCOR is 6-2 in the standings.

BC Minsk-2006 - Avantis/Turiba 79 : 60 ( 21 : 11, 25 : 20, 13 : 9, 20 :20 )
BC Minsk-2006: Anastasiya Romanova 23, Butsianava 16, Tiamezhnikava 12
Avantis/Turiba: Anda Eibele 17, Zarina 7, Vanaga 6

Berezina-RCOR - Cesis 56 : 62 ( 17 : 19, 11 : 16, 15 : 17, 13 : 10 )
Berezina-RCOR: Padabed 14, Anzhela Duboiskaya (185-F-73) 13, Vashkevich 12
Cesis: Ifeoma Okonkwo 18, Willnett Crockett 16, Tomas 11, Kristina 11

Olimpia -RS TTT Rapa 81 : 61 ( 13 : 17, 20 : 16, 26 : 11, 22 : 17 )
Olimpia: Natalia Anufrienko 21, Kozun 15, Sharmei 11
RS TTT Rapa: Ingrida Strikasa 18, Kulite 14, Surkusa 11


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BULGARIA - Women

Dunav Econt beat Lukoil Neftochimic for the first place -by Eurobasket News
Dunav Econt beat Lukoil Neftochimic for the first place in Bulgaria. The hosts won 66:61 and improved to 6-0, leaving the visitors with 5-1 record. Lukoil Neftochimic was stronger in the beginning of the game and enjoyed 13:18 lead. Another two quarters brought the advantage for the hosts. Svetlana Asenova-Lozanova collected 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Daniela Peteva (177-F-89) nailed 13, while Naydenova scored 9. Barbora Fabianova (182-F-82) finished the game with 17 points in the losing effort.
Beroe 2007 enjoyed the victory at home over NSA Delta 104:55. Elena Petrova (183-F-74) netted 19 points to take her team to 3-3 record. Ralitsa Naneva posted 17, while Albena Bachkova and Galina Georgieva had 16 points each. Anita Dimitrova ended up with 13 points in defeat.

Montana 2003 was the only team to win abroad. Montana 2003 had a road win over Slavia 74:84 to tie them at 2-4. Nadezhda Simeonova led the winners with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Rumiana Nikolovska (182-F-77) scored 20 and Zheni Dimitrova collected 18 points and 10 boards. Hristina Deyanova and Tsvetelina Nikolova (191-C-88) were on top for the hosts with 13 points apiece.

Dunav Econt - Lukoil Neftochimic 66:61 (13-18, 19-16, 21-7, 13-20)
Dunav Econt: Svetlana Asenova-Lozanova (190-F-74) 20+11 rebs, Daniela Peteva 13, Diana Naydenova 9
Lukoil Neftochimic:Barbora Fabianova 17, Radostina Slavova 12

Beroe 2007 - NSA Delta 104:55
Beroe 2007: Elena Petrova 19, Ralitsa Naneva 17, Albena Bachkova 16, Galina Georgieva 16
NSA Delta: Anita Dimitrova 13, Maria Ranguelova 12

Slavia - Montana 2003 74:84
Slavia: Hristina Deyanova 13, Tsvetelina Nikolova 13
Montana 2003: Nadezhda Simeonova 25+13 rebs, Rumiana Nikolovska 20, Zheni Dimitrova 18+10 rebs


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BWBL - Women

The end of the Huge Round -by Eurobasket News
A huge Round waived to the teams in Baltic Women Basketball League. After three another full days it left two undefeated teams, Tim Skuf and Arvi.

Ukrainian Tim Skuf did not play last night and it was a chnace for Arvi to catch up. Lithuanian team overcame Tallinna Living 80 : 62 to reach 5-0 record. A good game in all the quarters was the result of the hosts victory. Andrea Bills (188-C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) led the winners with 22 points. Muravskaja nailed 16, while Briedytė posted 12. Viive-Kai Rebane (184-F-89) top-scored for the estonian team with 15 points.

Another Estonian team had a road win over LTU j. team 50:96. It was clear that the visitors were stronger their opponents throughout the game. The most troubles the hosts got in the third quarter when they failed 6:25. Ashley Wallace (183-C-85, college: Pace) paced the winners with 21 points. Rosenfeldt netted 20, while Skorohhodova chipped in 17. Viktorija top-scored for the junior team with 12 points.

Minsk saw this time two wins and one loss from the Belarus teams. BC Minsk-2006 beat Avantis/Turiba 79 : 60 to take 5-3 record in BWBL. The hosts advantaged due to the better percentage of the field goals and the team game. Anastasiya Romanova (187-C-85) top-scored for the winners with 23 points. Butsianava scored 16 and Tiamezhnikava added 12. Anda Eibele (170-G-84) finished the game with 17 points in defeat.
Olimpia had no problems with RS TTT Rapa 81 : 61 that fell at 1-6. RS TTT Rapa however looked better in the beginning of the game and won the opening tip 13:17. Olimpia dominated in the court later and reached 4-4 record. Natalia Anufrienko (174-G-85) paced all the winners with 21 points. Kozun nailed 15, while Sharmei added 11. Ingrida Strikasa (184-F-90) produced 18 points for Latvian team.
Cesis is back on track after a loss on saturday. The team had a road win over Berezina-RCOR 56:62 in a key game of Sunday. Okonkvo led the winners with 18 points. Willnett Crockett (188-F/C-84, college: Connecticut) posted 16 and Tomas and Kristina collected 11 points apiece. Padabed shone for the Belarus team with 14 points. Cesis moved to 5-2, while Berezina-RCOR is 6-2 in the standings.

LTU j. team - TLU/VOLTA 50 : 96 ( 15 : 23, 15 : 30, 6 : 25, 14 : 18 )
LTU j. team: Viktorija 12, Radvilė 11, Diana 8
TLU/VOLTA: Ashley Wallace 21, Rosenfeldt 20, Skorohhodova 17

Arvi - Tallinna Living 80 : 62 ( 26 : 14, 13 : 9, 25 : 19, 16 : 20 )
Arvi: Andrea Bills 22, Muravskaja 16, Briedytė 12
Tallinna Living: Viive-Kai Rebane 15, Rausberg 12, Puu 11

BC Minsk-2006 - Avantis/Turiba 79 : 60 ( 21 : 11, 25 : 20, 13 : 9,20 :20 )
BC Minsk-2006: Anastasiya Romanova 23, Butsianava 16, Tiamezhnikava 12
Avantis/Turiba: Anda Eibele 17, Zarina 7, Vanaga 6

Berezina-RCOR - Cesis 56 : 62 ( 17 : 19, 11 : 16, 15 : 17, 13 : 10 )
Berezina-RCOR: Padabed 14, Anzhela Duboiskaya (185-F-73) 13, Vashkevich 12
Cesis: Ifeoma Okonkwo (183-F-84, college: Northwestern) 18, Willnett Crockett 16, Tomas 11, Kristina 11

Olimpia -RS TTT Rapa 81 : 61 ( 13 : 17, 20 : 16, 26 : 11, 22 : 17 )
Olimpia: Natalia Anufrienko 21, Kozun 15, Sharmei 11
RS TTT Rapa: Ingrida Strikasa 18, Kulite 14, Surkusa 11


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ESTONIA - Women

And again one win and one loss -by Eurobasket News
TLU/VOLTA and Tallinna Living exchanged the teams in Baltic League and exchanged the records as well. This time TLU/VOLTA celebrated the victory, while Tallinna Living was upset by Arvi.

Tallinna Living lost to Arvi 62:80 to fell at 3-2 record. A good game in all the quarters was the result of the hosts victory. Andrea Bills (188-C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) led the winners with 22 points. Muravskaja nailed 16, while Briedytė posted 12. Viive-Kai Rebane (184-F-89) top-scored for the estonian team with 15 points.

Another Estonian team had a road win over LTU j. team 50:96. It was clear that the visitors were stronger their opponents throughout the game. The most troubles the hosts got in the third quarter when they failed 6:25. Ashley Wallace (183-C-85, college: Pace) paced the winners with 21 points. Heila Rosenfeldt (172-G-83) netted 20, while Skorohhodova chipped in 17. Viktorija top-scored for the junior team with 12 points.
The next games for estonian teams are planned for December 13th when TLU/VOLTA will face Olimpia.

LTU j. team - TLU/VOLTA 50 : 96 ( 15 : 23, 15 : 30, 6 : 25, 14 : 18 )
LTU j. team: Viktorija 12, Radvilė 11, Diana 8
TLU/VOLTA: Ashley Wallace 21, Heila Rosenfeldt 20, Skorohhodova 17

Arvi - Tallinna Living 80 : 62 ( 26 : 14, 13 : 9, 25 : 19, 16 : 20 )
Arvi: Andrea Bills 22, Muravskaja 16, Briedytė 12
Tallinna Living: Viive-Kai Rebane 15, Rausberg 12, Puu 11


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FYR MACEDONIA - Women

Vigor Skopje wins against Mladinec -by Todor Chalovski
Results from Round 7 in the First Macedonian basketball league for women:

MLADINEC - VIGOR SKOPJE 64:69,
PELISTER - VODNJANSKI LISICI 76:51,
BILJANA 006 - GOSTIVAR 66:49.


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INDIA - Women

Triumphant victory to Southern Railway in a thrilling finale -by Murali Krishnan
Champions Southern Railway had a hard-fought victory over South East Central Railway in the 31st edition of the all-india inter-railway championship for women.

The Monday evening final would remain as a memorable one for many of the basketball enthusiasts who made a full-house at Chennai. Geethu Anna Jose, the first woman from the country to play for a foreign club—Ringwood Club in Melbourne—revolved like a ‘twister' on the court to garner 25 valuable points for the home-team.

South Eastern's Anju Lakra (24) and Seema (12) showed that they had no intention to let the Chennai team get an easy win.

However, Southern stars Anita (19) and Meena Latha (18) did the balancing act to raise the team's spirit, as well as the score, go high.

When the final whistle blew, Southern Railway defends the title with a roaring cheer from the fans which lasts several minutes.

Earlier, in the third place play-off, Western Railway drubs Central Railway.

Southern Railway's Meena Latha declared the best player of the championship.

Results:

1-2:
Southern Railway 80 (Meenu Anna Jose 25, Anita 19, Meena Latha 18)
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South East Central Railway 73 (Anju Lakra 24, Seema 12)

3-4:
Western Railway 72 (Meenakshi Rao 27, Sreeja Stephen 12, Arnika Patil 11)
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Central Railway 69 (Beena 19, Geo 18)


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ITALY - Women

Serie A1, day-7: stats and results -by Carlo Grilli
Acer Priolo - Umana Venezia 62 - 72
(15-15, 27-33, 43-44)
ACER PRIOLO: Gianolla A. 4 (0/3, 1/4), Cutugno V. dnp, Palie S. 17 (7/12, 0/5), Milazzo O. dnp, Fabbri E. 2 (0/1), Cesnaviciute K. (0/1), Seino T. 7 (3/8), Sciacca B. 8 (2/2, 0/1), Pascalau F. 18 (7/10, 0/1), Meneghel R. 6 (2/3, 0/4). Coach Coppa Santino
UMANA VENEZIA: Sottana G. (0/2), Modica F. 9 (2/5, 1/4), Johnson S. 21 (6/12, 0/2), Sanford N. 10 (4/6), Andrade M. 4 (1/2, 0/1), Jenifer Nadalin (187-F/C-83, college: Furman) 17 (8/13), Giauro E. 2 (1/2), Romagnoli A. dnp, Vujovic A. 9 (1/5, 2/7), Zampieri A. dnp. Coach Riga Massimo

Cras Basket Taranto - Pool Comense 70 - 47
(18-10, 33-24, 51-36)
CRAS BASKET TARANTO: Marianna Balleggi (188-F-74) 22 (10/11, 0/1), Corbani C. (0/2, 0/1), Greco M. 6 (3/6, 0/2), Zimerle A. (0/1, 0/3), Sauret Gillespie A. 3 (1/7), Summerton L. 7 (3/9, 0/1), Prado F. , Frohlich L. 7 (2/4), Brunson R. 22 (8/16), Masoni M. 3 (1/1). Coach Corno Aldo
POOL COMENSE: Bouderra F. 13 (4/7, 1/5), Fabbri V. , Slavcheva G. 5 (0/4, 1/7), Turner L. 11 (3/9), Invernizzi M. 3 (0/1, 1/4), Zampella A. 2 (1/4, 0/6), Aziz L. dnp, Pasqualin G. , Tunguz B. (0/1), Sarni S. 13 (3/7, 2/3). Coach Ricchini Roberto

Germano Zama Faenza - Fiera di Roma 72 - 48
(16-18, 32-23, 55-34)
GERMANO ZAMA FAENZA: Eric M. 20 (3/4, 3/7), Maria Chiara Franchini (182-G-79) 8 (1/2, 2/3), Ramon E. 2 (1/5), David I. dnp, Ballardini S. 10 (2/5, 2/5), Casadio G. (0/2), Jokic D. 9 (3/8), Bandini E. 6 (2/3), Nieuwveen M. 13 (4/7), Dos Santos C. 4 (2/5). Coach Rossi Paolo
FIERA DI ROMA: Battista F. 2 (1/4, 0/6), Hodges D. 15 (5/12, 1/6), Cinili S. , Mancini V. dnp, Mendes Da Silva T. (0/1, 0/3), Carrol L. 5 (1/1, 1/4), Scimitani S. 6 (3/5), Machanguana C. 14 (7/15, 0/1), Lichnerova J. (0/3, 0/1), Gattini C. 6 (3/8). Coach Incecchi Sandro

Italmoka Pozzuoli - Famila Wuber Schio 65 - 83
(14-23, 35-44, 45-69)
ITALMOKA POZZUOLI: Paparo N. 2 (1/2, 0/2), Franchetti M. dnp, Chesta A. 13 (2/5, 3/8), Minervino M. , Grima H. 5 (2/2, 0/1), Linguaglossa E. , Cirov T. 4 (2/2, 0/2), Zanardi M. 2 (1/1, 0/3), Grasso A. 17 (7/13), Dixon T. 22 (8/14, 0/1). Coach Palumbo Carlo Fulvio
FAMILA WUBER SCHIO: Chiara Consolini (182-F-88) 3 (1/1), Moro E. 15 (3/4, 3/3), Butler D. 2 (1/2, 0/4), Donaphin B. 15 (7/10), Masciadri R. 8 (2/4, 1/5), Rubino J. 8 (2/4), Ngoyisa B. , Ress K. 6 (2/5), Ciampoli F. 10 (3/7, 1/1), Macchi L. 16 (3/4, 2/5). Coach Orlando Sandro

Lavezzini Parma - Banco di Sicilia Ribera 76 - 64
(22-14, 39-28, 55-42)
LAVEZZINI PARMA: Maiorano M. 4 (0/1, 1/1), Stabile S. 6 (1/2, 1/5), Elena Paparazzo (193-C-73) 2 (1/4), Zanoni I. (0/1, 0/1), Battisodo V. (0/1, 0/1), Rejchova M. 13 (4/9), Van Malderen L. 2 (0/2, 0/1), Mahoney M. 16 (5/8, 1/3), Zanon M. 19 (5/12, 1/2), Screen J. 14 (3/4, 2/7). Coach Scanzani Maurizio
BANCO DI SICILIA RIBERA: Farris S. 4 (0/4, 0/1), Duffy M. 13 (4/8, 1/4), Favento S. 13 (3/4, 1/5), Bona G. dnp, Riccardi E. (0/1, 0/4), Montagnino J. 11 (1/4, 2/8), Perfetti C. 11 (2/3, 1/2), Pys'Mennik O. 7 (2/8, 1/1), Razmaite D. 5 (2/4, 0/1), Morrison Jara Z. Coach Tripodi Giovanni

Napoli - Gescom Viterbo 63 - 54
(9-14, 28-25, 47-39)
PHARD NAPOLI: Paterna S. dnp, Cirone M. 6 (2/2, 0/3), Paola Mauriello (185-G-81) 3 (0/1, 1/2), Giauro S. 7 (1/6), Barnes A. 13 (4/5, 1/4), Gentile I. (0/1, 0/1), Horasan Y. 6 (3/6), Ndiaye A. 8 (2/8), Richter D. (0/1, 0/1), Holland-Corn K. 20 (3/5, 4/8). Coach Molino Nino
GESCOM VITERBO: Kouznetsova S. (0/1), Santucci L. 2 (0/2, 0/2), Bonafede M. 4 (2/4, 0/1), Brunelli G. dnp, Smith B. 18 (8/14, 0/2), Puskar M. (0/1), Maslowski M. 16 (8/14), Limoura L. 13 (3/6, 1/5), Siccardi V. 1 (0/5, 0/3), Gorla L.. Coach Xaxa Federico

Termocarispe La Spezia - New Wash Montigarda 76-55

(14-15, 35-30, 52-41)

TERMOCARISPE LA SPEZIA: Bestagno (0/1), Corradini 4 (2/6), Pastore 7 (2/2, 0/1), Callens 16 (3/7, 2/5), Templari dnp, Newton 5 (2/8, 0/1), Bagnara 6 (1/2, 1/3), Vukovic 8 (2/4), Sarti 4 (2/7), Courtney Willis (188-F/C-82, agency: LBM Management, college: E.Carolina) 26 (9/17, 1/1). Coach Papini Claudio

NEW WASH MONTIGARDA: Gatti G. (0/1), Colico R. 3 (1/3, 2/4), Zanotti E. dnp, Fazio M. 7 (2/9, 0/3), Innocente N. dnp, Smith D. 9 (3/8, 0/3), Albertazzi S. 3 (-, 1/2), Ruzickova M. 2 (1/3), Lawless E. 24 (6/16, 4/7). Coach Serventi Lorenzo



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LATVIA - Women

Cesis recovers in BWBL -by Eurobasket News
Cesis is back on track after a loss on Saturday in BWBL. The team had a road win over Berezina-RCOR 56:62 in a key game of Sunday. Ifeoma Okonkwo (183-F-84, college: Northwestern) led the winners with 18 points. Willnett Crockett posted 16 and Tomas and Kristina collected 11 points apiece. Padabed shone for the Belarus team with 14 points. Cesis moved to 5-2, while Berezina-RCOR is 6-2 in the standings.

Avantis/Turiba lost to BC Minsk-2006 60:79 to fall at 2-5 record in BWBL. The hosts advantaged due to the better percentage of the field goals and the team game. Anastasiya Romanova (187-C-85) top-scored for the winners with 23 points. Butsianava scored 16 and Tiamezhnikava added 12. Anda Eibele (170-G-84) finished the game with 17 points in defeat.

RS TTT Rapa was defeated by Olimpia 81 : 61 and fell at 1-6. RS TTT Rapa however looked better in the beginning of the game and won the opening tip 13:17. Olimpia dominated in the court later and reached 4-4 record. Natalia Anufrienko (174-G-85) paced all the winners with 21 points. Kozun nailed 15, while Sharmei added 11. Ingrida Strikasa (184-F-90) produced 18 points for Latvian team.


BC Minsk-2006 - Avantis/Turiba 79 : 60 ( 21 : 11, 25 : 20, 13 : 9, 20 :20 )
BC Minsk-2006: Anastasiya Romanova 23, Butsianava 16, Tiamezhnikava 12
Avantis/Turiba: Anda Eibele 17, Zarina 7, Vanaga 6

Berezina-RCOR - Cesis 56 : 62 ( 17 : 19, 11 : 16, 15 : 17, 13 : 10 )
Berezina-RCOR: Padabed 14, Anzhela Duboiskaya (185-F-73) 13, Vashkevich 12
Cesis: Ifeoma Okonkwo 18, Willnett Crockett 16, Tomas 11, Kristina 11

Olimpia -RS TTT Rapa 81 : 61 ( 13 : 17, 20 : 16, 26 : 11, 22 : 17 )
Olimpia: Natalia Anufrienko 21, Kozun 15, Sharmei 11
RS TTT Rapa: Ingrida Strikasa 18, Kulite 14, Surkusa 11


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LITHUANIA - Women

Arvi improves in the BWBL ladder -by Eurobasket News
One win and one loss-this is the result of the Sunday games for Lithuanian teams.
Lithuanian Arvi overcame Tallinna Living 80 : 62 to reach 5-0 record. A good game in all the quarters was the result of the hosts victory. Andrea Bills (188-C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) led the winners with 22 points. Muravskaja nailed 16, while Briedytė posted 12. Viive-Kai Rebane (184-F-89) top-scored for the estonian team with 15 points.

LTU j. team lost another game, this time to Tallinna Living 50:96. It was clear that the visitors were stronger their opponents throughout the game. The most troubles the hosts got in the third quarter when they failed 6:25. Ashley Wallace (183-C-85, college: Pace) paced the winners with 21 points. Rosenfeldt netted 20, while Skorohhodova chipped in 17. Viktorija top-scored for the junior team with 12 points.

The next round for Lithuanian teams will be on December 14th. Arvi and LTU j. team will meet each other on that day.

LTU j. team - TLU/VOLTA 50 : 96 ( 15 : 23, 15 : 30, 6 : 25, 14 : 18 )
LTU j. team: Viktorija 12, Radvilė 11, Diana 8
TLU/VOLTA: Ashley Wallace 21, Rosenfeldt 20, Skorohhodova 17

Arvi - Tallinna Living 80 : 62 ( 26 : 14, 13 : 9, 25 : 19, 16 : 20 )
Arvi: Andrea Bills 22, Muravskaja 16, Briedytė 12
Tallinna Living: Viive-Kai Rebane 15, Rausberg 12, Puu 11


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MONTENEGRO - Women

Buducnost proves the ambitions -by Eurobasket News

Buducnost created a real sensation in Round 5 of Adriatic league. The team from Montenegro overcame Jolly Sibenik, the team that participates in Euroleague. Buducnost had a road victory 61:71 due to the win in the second half. A 12:19 in the third quarter was fatal for the hosts that lost the first game in ABA this season. Buducnost was happy to tie Croatian team in the standings as three teams now have 4-1 record. Ana Perovic (195-C-77) paced the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Snezana Aleksic (170-G-89) and Maja Milutinovic followed her with 12 points each.

Ragusa overcame Jedinstvo 101:81 to take 4-1 record. A 36:23 in the second quarter was the most massive in the game for the hosts. Tina Perisa (170-G-84) produced 31 points for the winners. Anica Tesic posted 20 and Ivona Matic had 11. Jasmina Bigovic (176-G-79) ended up with 21 points for the visitors.

In the opener of Round 3 of Montenegrin league ZKK Jedinstvo smashed ZKK Rudar 43:103. The results of the other games will be posted later.

ABA

Jolly - Buducnost 61:71 (20-18, 11-12, 12-19, 18-22)
Buducnost:Ana Perovic 18+11 rebs, Snezana Aleksic 12, Maja Milutinovic 12

Ragusa - Jedinstvo 101:81 ( 28-25, 36-23, 13-22, 24-11)
Ragusa: Tina Perisa 31, Anica Tesic 20, Ivona Matic 11
Jedinstvo: Jasmina Bigovic 21, Kristina Semeredi (185-G-77) 20

Round 3
ZKK Rudar - ZKK Jedinstvo 43:103



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NEW ZEALAND - Women

The Sirens beat Sydney Uni Flames -by Eurobasket News
Christchurch Sirens - Sydney Uni Flames 79:55

The Sirens are yet to say their word in the season. They proved edging one of the WNBL favorites Sydney Uni Flames at home. The win was the fourth straight success for the WNBL newcomers and they improved to 4-7 record. The Flames looked unimpressive and inconsistent without their leader Natalie Hurst (163-G-83). The Opals forward was sidelined with an ankle injury. The Sirens got to a slow start as they were adjusting their shooting and were limited to 10 points in the opening frame. Sydney led 13:10 but the gap quickly vanished in the second stanza. Christchurch exploded with a 29:7 rally to leave the Flames wondering about the outcome. The Sirens withstood to a fierce comeback effort from Sydney cooling them off with 5 three-pointers. The gap stayed at an 18-point mark heading into the final frame and Leigh Gooding had a chance to give his bench players more minutes on the floor. Lamisha Augustine (186-F-82, agency: LBM Management, college: San Jose St.) led the hosts with 16 points and 13 boards. Natalie Purcell (183-F-82, college: SE Missouri St.) contributed 12 points, while Ashley Awkward (168-G-85, college: Mississippi) and Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe (173-G-79, college: Buffalo) had 11 points apiece in a win. Alicia Poto (166-G-78) led the action with 25 points and 9 boards for the Flames. Eva Afeaki (183-G-84) scored 9 points in the 4th defeat for the visitors.
The Sirens converted 45% from the field and outrebounded the Flames 50:45. Christchurch will now face Adelaide and AIS next week. Sydney fell to 8-4 record and takes on Townsville away from home.

Christchurch: Lamisha Augustine 16+13 boards, Natalie Purcell 12, Ashley Awkward 11, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe 11
Sydney: Alicia Poto 25, Eva Afeaki 9


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SLOVAK REP. - Women

Round 8 results and stats -by Eurobasket News
Another wins in the league reached the favorites KOSIT 2013 and MBK Ruzomberok. One of them celebrated the victory at home, while the other was seen away.
KOSIT 2013 overwhelmed MBK Rozňava 103:53 to take 8-0 record. There was no time in the game when the spectator could think of the visitors win. Daniela Cikosova (181-F-82) paced the winners with 19 points. Jurcenkova Anna and MCCarville Janel followed her with 14 points each. Eva Antalecova (180-F-66) ahd a good game for the visitors to come up with 23 points.
MBK Ruzomberok upset Cassovia on a road 47:78. Regina Palusna (192-C-89) produced 23 points for her team that improved to 7-1. Lindsey Wilson (176-81) and Podesvova Simona netted 14 points each. Wilson top-scored for the hosts with 12 points.
In three other games the hosts dominated over the guests as Viktoria, UMB Banska Bystrica and Cityfarma Spartak Myjava reach their next wins. The next round is scheduled on the first day of winter. Poprad will meet KOSIT, while MBK Ruzomberok will have a home game against UMB.

Viktoria - INPEK UKF Nitra 74:42 (20:11, 25:15, 18:7, 11:9)
Viktoria: Kazimirova 15, Pindrochova 14, Krasnockova 12
INPEK UKF Nitra: Zuzana Mracnova (180-F-80) 16, Kalafutova 9, Vyhňakova 5

UMB Banska Bystrica - Poprad 91:45 (22:8, 23:12, 22:14, 24:11)
UMB Banska Bystrica: Andrea Oravcova (175-G-87) 19, Tetemondova 17, Lalovicova 13
Poprad: Zuzana Brezaniova (167-G-87) 13, Bakerova 11, Sangare 7 Kmeťova 7

Cityfarma Spartak Myjava - Slovan Bratislava 61:59 (17:17, 16:13, 12:14, 16:15)
Cityfarma Spartak Myjava: Whitney Edwards (167-G-85, college: New Hampshire) 14, Prochazkova 12, Porubska 12
Slovan Bratislava: Zuzana Smutekova (181-F-90) 16, Kozmonova 14, Parizkova 10

KOSIT 2013 - MBK Rozňava 103:53
KOSIT 2013: Daniela Cikosova 19, Jurcenkova Anna 14, MCCarville Janel 14
MBK Rozňava: Eva Antalecova 23

Cassovia -MBK Ruzomberok 47:78
Cassovia: Wilson 12
MBK Ruzomberok: Regina Palusna 23, Lindsey Wilson 14, Podesvova Simona 14


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SLOVENIA - Women

Round 5 results -by Eurobasket News
Hit Kr.Gora and Merkur Celje remain undefeated in Slovenian League. Hit Kr.Gora improved to 6-0 after a road win over Triglav 53:79. Domenika Gacner (174-G-85) led all the winners with 15 points. Zajec and Erzen followed her with 14 points each. Tjasa Gortnar (182-F-92) top-scored for the hosts nailing 20 points.

Merkur Celje smashed City center also on a road 59:101. Ziva Zdolsek (174-G-89) paced the winners with 16 points to improve Merkur to 5-0. Verbole netted 15, while Komplet added 14. Knez top-scored for the hosts with 15 points.

In Adriatic league Merkur lost the fourth game last night. Slovenian team was defeated by Crvena 59:77. Serbian team took a control in the first quarter and never looked behind. Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) paced all the winners with 22 points. Dunja Prcic (180-G-87) nailed 14, while Jelena Velinovic (193-C-81) scored 11. Nika Baric (168-G-92) ended up with 20 points for Slovenian squad. Crvena improved to 2-3 record, while merkur fell at 1-4.

ABA
Crvena - Merkur 77:59 (22-13, 15-13, 19-13, 21-20)

Crvena: Biljana Pesovic 22, Dunja Prcic 14, Jelena Velinovic 11
Merkur: Nika Baric 20, Monique Blake (188-F-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: Seton Hall) 16+12 rebs


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SPAIN - Women

Lecoe Willingham,MVP of round 6 -by Ivan Villar
The american player Lecoe Willingham gave second triumph of season to Olesa.She scored 36 points and made unbelievable 46 of efficience.Top 5 Efficience of round was following:

Guard:Helen Luz (Cadi La Seu): 19 puntos, 3 rebotes. Val: 26

Forward:Elena Tornikidou (Ros Casares): 17 puntos, 7 rebotes. Val: 25

Shooting-guard: Rooneka Hodges (Gran Canaria): 27 puntos, 6 rebotes. Val: 31

Power-forward: Murriel Page (CB San Jose): 15 puntos, 8 rebotes. Val: 24

Center: Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) (Olesa): 36 puntos, 11 rebotes. Val: 42

Coach: Miguel Angel Estrada (CB San Jose)


Round 6:Ros Casares keeps on unbeaten like leader of championship -by Ivan Villar
Ros Casares is the boss of league.Valencian team demonstrated it trashing Rivas Futura in La Fonteta by 20 points.This time Elena Tornikidou (185-F-65) tought new lesson of basketball with 17 points,7 rebounds and 25 efficence.In Ibiza,home team beated Celta by 68-51.The players of Jordi Fernandez kept on ahead in scoreboard all game.Kristen Rasmussen was best player of island team with stats of 10 p-7 reb-22 ef.Hondarribia Irun couldn't change its sing loosing again.This time was Perfumerias Avenida which conquered its court like Extrugasa a week ago.Excellent team's job of players of Jose Ignacio Hernandez,with four players over 10 points:Tracy Reid,Anke de Mondt,Ivanka Matic and Anna Montanana.However Silvia Dominguez was the most eficcience with 16 (6p-5a).In La Seu d'Urgell Victor Lapena faced with explayers Taru Tuukanen and Reeta Piipari,who took a new victory to islands.Brooke Wickoff made a double-double,but Roneeka "Queen" Hodges was main protagonist with 27 points and 7/9 in 3 points throws.In Burgos there was a battle between "small" teams.Olesa won its second game of season after spectacular performance of Lecoe Willingham.The american power-forward scored 36 points and gained 11 rebounds,finishing with 41 of efficience.In Zaragoza,Paula Palomares appeared wheh her team need it more.She scored 26 points,making similar percentages like Hodges from 6,25 m.line,6/9.Filter Mann got first victory of season after good beggining against Extremadura Dato,33-21 in first quarter.

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SWEDEN - Women

Solna Vikings gets rid of the opponent -by Eurobasket News
Round 6 saw the favorites of the Swedish league and the undefeated teams at that time. Solna Vikings had a road win over Telge to improve to 7-0 record.
Telge started well and grabbed 18:17 in the opening quarter. Solna Vikings replied with the victories in three other quarters as Jurgita Kausaite (178-G/F-70, college: Emporia St.) led the winners with 23 points. Maria Nasstrom netted 15, while Michaela Livijn scored 9.Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89) top-scored for the hosts with 14 points.
08 Stockholm used a chance to reach Telge in the standings beating Sundsvall away from home 47:102. An easy win lifted the team from capital to the second/third places with 5-1 record. Jocelyn Penn paced all the winners with 19 points. Jennie Thingwall netted 18 and Danielle Hamilton-Carter added 11. Latreece Bagley (180-F/C-82, college: Ohio St.) chipped in 12 points in the losing effort.
Jamtland still remains without victories. In Round 7 the team lost to Norrkoping Dolphins 65:80 as Demoya Williams (186-F/C-80, agency: Vision Sports Management, college: Lindsey Wilson) scored 24 for the winners. Sofie Andersson (183-C-81) poured in 26 points for the hosts.

Telge - Solna Vikings 61 - 77 (18 - 17, 14 - 22, 19 - 27, 10 - 11)
Telge: Louice Halvarsson 14, Frida Eldebrink 9, Tilde Ahlin 8, Josefin Olheim 8, Cleopatra Forsman 7, Stefanie Yderstrom 6, Erica Blomgren 5, Camilla Östh 2, Elin Eldebrink 2.
Solna: Jurgita Kausaite 23, Maria Nasstrom 15, Michaela Livijn 9, Christy Bacon 8, Anna Hoglund 7, Katarina Andersson 7, Elisabet Egnell 6, Helena Klackenberg 2.

Marbo Basket - Visby Ladies 77-72 (20-20 19-15 22-21 16-16)
Marbo Basket: Johanna Ericsson (182-F/C-77) 17, Ashley Key 15, Lindsey Hicks 15, Maria Gustavsson 12, Emma Nilsson 9, Karin Inger 4, Johanna Kдllman 3, Caroline Danielsson 2
Visby Ladies: Katherine Flecky 22, Agnes Nordstrцm 17, Erika Persson 8, Joanna Ausmann 8, Alyssa Wahl 6, Marie Sцderberg 6, Olga Kjelsson 5, Josefine Loob 0

Umeå Comets - Eskilstuna Basket 70-76 (20-13 16-23 17-13 17-27)
Umeе Comets: Ida Sцdersten 20, Kelcey Roegiers-Jensen 17, Amy Mohr 16, Jennie Brandt 7, Frida Jonsson 6, Sanna Malm 2, Caroline Sigefelt 2, Anna Wiren 0
Eskilstuna Basket: Mirenda Wilson 26, Kelsey Blair 24, Kimona Boussard Larson 13, Jenny Andersson (193-C-86) 8, Emma Gunnarsson 5, Linda Jonsson 0, Marie Еstrцm 0, Madelene Feldt 0

Jamtland - Norrkoping Dolphins 65 - 80 (14 - 19, 13 - 24, 21 - 21, 17 - 16)
Jamtland: Sofie Andersson 26, Cisti Greenwalt 18, Emma Skarle 6, Malin Aasa 5, Camilla Fagerberg 4, Angelina Aliri 3, Hanna Glantz 3.
Norrkoping: Demoya Williams 24, Ife Nnamaka 20, Melissa Traversi 16, Helen Thorold 7, Malin Belfrage 5, Sofie Lundberg 4, Petra Jacob 2, Sara Saks 2.

Sundsvall - 08 Stockholm 47 - 102 (11 - 29, 11 - 27, 16 - 25, 9 - 21)
Sundsvall: Latreece Bagley 12, Vera Janjic 11, Madeleine Malmbom 9, Lonniya Bragg 8, Hanna Renkse 5, Josefine Bergsten 2.
08 Stockholm: Jocelyn Penn 19, Jennie Thingwall 18, Danielle Hamilton-Carter 11, Eliza Golumbiewska 10, Malin Edlund 10, Anette Johansen 10, Amber Petillon 8, Martina Stålvant 7, Nina Barlin 7, Jasmina Pecariz 2.

Brahe Basket - Luleå Basket 44 - 89 (13 - 22, 12 - 19, 8 - 21, 11 - 27)
Brahe: Hanna Johansson (183-F-89) 12, Tatsiana Lavets 9, Jenny Rylander 8, Ana-Laura Rivero 6, Kristin Edstrom 4, Malin Kallman 3, Hanna Sandberg 2.
Luleå: Leah Rush 19, Frida Grahn 17, Elin Soderstrom 15, Frida Aili 14, Eszter Csontos 11, Anna-Lisa Vestin 5, Annica Grafstrom 4, Anna Brannvall 4.