EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/27/2007Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
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
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)
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
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
(14-15, 35-30, 52-41)
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
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.
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
ZKK Rudar - ZKK Jedinstvo 43:103