EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/29/2007

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ADRIATIC LEAGUE

Marko Car of Split no more in the first team -by Dragan Jankovski
Marko Car (188-G/F-85), who didn't spend many minutes on the court this season in Split, is no more member of the Split's first team. Namely, the club decided to withdraw him from the first team because of inappropriate behavior. There was not mentioned the possibility for parting ways but the final decision of Car's future in Split is on the head coach of the team, Slobodan Subotic.

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ARGENTINA

More movements -by Facundo Iatzky
Penarol mar del plata released Byron Wilson (192-F/G-71, college: Utah) who moved to El Nacional monte hermoso. Byron was not having the time of playing that he wanted.
Gimnasia Comodoro released zach ingles and signed veteran Charles Jones (191-G-75, college: LIU Brooklyn)


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BELARUS

Belarus players abroad -by Eurobasket News
Yegor Mescheriakov (205-F-76, college: George Washington) scored 9 points and made 4 rebounds as his Azovmash lost to Pamesa in ULEB CUP. Azovmash got to a slow start and Pamesa easily ran away to a 27:13 distance after the first frame. Ruben Douglas capped the first quarter with an unbelievable long buzzer-beater to add to Azovmash desperation. Claver set the tone for the second quarter with another long bomb and soon Pamesa found themselves in front by 19 points 34:15. Tomas Delininkaitis and Robert Jr. Archibald connected from beyond the arc for Ukrainian team but it hardly helped as Clover quickly responded with a trey of his own and then assisted to Stanko Barac for a jumper. Pamesa enjoyed a massive 47:26 lead at the interval and maintained it throughout the third stanza. The hosts entered the final frame up by 17 points but Azovmash got their chance as Tomas Delininkaitis and Rodney Buford turned the momentum in favor of the visitors. They came up with straight triples, while Yegor Mescheriakov and Kris Lang delivered from inside to cut the gap to 7 points with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation. But Williams made it clear with three consecutive three-pointers for Pamesa and the home team celebrated their 4th straight win. Azovmash meanwhile fell to 1-3 record and occupied the 5th spot in Group D.
Shammond Williams paced the hosts with 20 points, 5 boards and 3 assists. Ruben Douglas notched 21 points in a winning effort. Kris Lang and Rodney Buford answered with 15 points apiece for Azovmash. Tyus Edney produced 13 points and 6 assists in defeat. Pamesa sank 57% from the field, while Mariupol team converted 43% of field goals and 64% from charity stripe. Azovmash will next face Skyliners at home on December 4.

Arseni Kuchinsky (202-F-79, college: Fordham) helped his team to qualify to EuroCup Qualifying Round beating BC Dnipro 104:69 as Milutin Aleksic led the way with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. The Cypriots appeared poised to make a run at returning to the EuroCup quarter-final play-offs, which they reached last season for the first time in club history.


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BELGIUM

Division II Results - Regular Season (Round 10) -by Bertrand Larsimont

Jaga Radiators Hasselt vs. De West Hoek Zwevezele 62-65
Hasselt: Geysen 3; Hendrix 11; Van Poelgeest 7; Vanhove 22; Maes 8; Cox 9; Gijbels 2.
Zwevezele: Tandt 5; Bourdeaux 17; Lombart 6; Desloovere 12; Bobb 12; Haemers 2; Milleville 11.

Royal Alsec Nivelles vs. CEP Fleurus 42-104
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 6-21, 20-47, 28-78 and 42-104.
Nivelles: Kalonji 2; Mugogwa 2; Martin 2; Karavokyros 7; Laït 4; Muylaert 7; Colinet 9; O'Connor 9
Fleurus: Moris 24; Jadin 16; Penninck 13; Tison 11; Buja 7; Van Esse 7; Bastianini 7; Rozewicz 6; Semijejero 5; Pourtoit 4; Neskens 2.

Power Liefmans Wevelgem vs. Kangoeroes Willebroek 69-84
Score at the half: 36-46.
Wevelgem: Vandenberghe 12; S. Naudts 11; R. Naudts 2; Guillemyn 3; Jouret 2; Haeck 3; Vandekeere 22; Tooms 14.
Best scorers for Kangoeroes: Roelandts 20; Casteels 20; Lauwerijs 12 and De Wachter 11.

Xenia Tours Sint-Truiden vs. Sint-Jan Antwerp 90-78
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 24-21, 51-36, 65-58 and 90-78.
Sint-Truiden: J. Van Hoeke 13; Souveryns 27; Pipeleers 13; Willegems 2; P. Van Hoeke 18; Cuppens 17.

Sint-Jan: Gorremans 8; Van Rillaer 5; Lemaire 4; Van Schil 10; Dekkers 2; Van de Vondel 19; Reichardt 2; Verrept 12; Ceyssens 16.

Falco Ghent vs. BC Ninane 86-66
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 20-25, 41-38, 68-48 and 86-66.
Falco: Dhondt 12; Vanderkimpen 22; O. Foucart 23; De Schepper 9; Van de Vondel 8; Selhorst 7; Seghers 2; Brysse 2; Huyghe 1.
Ninane: Lhote 4; A. Delhaes 5; Offermann 3; R. Delhaes 2; Vanbergen 5; Delsaute 9; Hawley 22; Brkic 3; Lebecque 4; Muric 9; Habsch 1.

BBC Boom vs. Bent Schoenen Waregem 74-92
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 22-26, 39-47, 62-67 and 74-92.
Boom: Van Wert 2; Bayer 12; Lambreghts 5; Salden 18; Leten 3; Kitieu 24; Van den Brande 4; Van den Eynde 6.
Waregem: Van Vooren 8; Steinbach 15; Bwatu 11; Dewilde 26; Cleymans 10; Vermeiren 9; Fiers 13.



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BELIZE

University of Belize Does It Again! -by David Magana
This past weekend at the St Johns Gymnasium, the UB Jaguars won the titles for the Male and Female ATLIB Basketball Championship playing superior baskeball compared to the other teams but in the female division they encountered fierced resistance from St John's Junior College, winning by three points. The final standings are as follows:
Male:
1) UB
2) St John's Junior College
3) Wesley Junior College
4) Sacred Heart Junior College

Female:
1) Ub
2) St John's Junior College
3) Sacred Heart Junior College

Here are the official final results:
Female Game 1: SJCJC defeated SHJC 48-18

Top Scorers: SJCJC : Bianca McFadzean, 13
Kaya Cattouse, 13
Michelle Andrews, 8

SHJC : Zenda Avila, 6

Female Game 2: UB defeated SJCJC 38-35

Top Scorers: SJCJC : Bianca McFadzean, 19

UB : Rosebell Ogaldez, 14

Male Game 1: SJCJC defeated SHJC 53-52

Top Scorers: SJCJC : Ryan Bennett, 22
Michael Staine, 13
Phillip Haylock, 10

SHJC : Shannon Guzman, 21
Jimmy Rudon, 15
Mark O'Brien, 9

Male Game 2: UB defeated WJC 82-42

Top Scorers: UB : Benedict Terry, 12
Jorett Jones, 9
Wordsworth Lucas, 9
Lindbergh Graham, 8
Travis Lennan, 8
Farron Louriano, 8
Stephen Williams, 8

WJC : Milton Flores, 12
Wilfred Richards, 10

Male Game 3: WJC defeated SHJC 53-48

Top Scorers: WJC : Milton Flores, 30
Wilfred Richards, 12
Ekroy Yorke, 11

SHJC : Shannon Guzman, 12
Elton Moore, 8
Mark O'Brien, 8

Male Game 4: UB defeated SJCJC 59-36

Top Scorers: UB : Travis Lennan, 10
Jorett Jones, 8
Farron Louriano, 8
Stephen Williams, 8

SJCJC : Michael Staine, 11


CSSSA Basketball Competition!!! -by David Magana
The Belize City high school competition continues and here are last weeks result:

Wednesday November 21, 2007

Female SCA def. EPYHS 23 - 13

Top scorer SCA - Shanee Reid - 18
EPYHS - Ardeline Olivera - 4

Male EPYHS def. SJC 73 - 44

Top scorer EPYHS - Winston Pratt - 30, Andrew Estell - 11
SJC - Hughson Tillett - 11, Marshall Nunez - 10

Thursday November 22, 2007

Female GLHS def. SVTHS 39 - 19

Top scorers GLHS - Andrea Andrews / Tiffarah Swift - 10
SVTHS - Kenisha James/ Melonie Trapp - 5

Male GLHS def. SVTHS 69 - 67 (double overtime)
Regular time - 49 - 49
First overtime - 59 - 59

Top scorers GLHS - Hubert Baptist - 19
Sherwin Garcia - 16

SVTH - Kyle Domingo - 18
Tevin Abrahams - 13

Friday November 23, 2007

Female WES def. ACC 20 - 0 (forfeit)

Male WES def. ACC 68 - 46

Top scorers WES - Shaquille Smith - 19
Gershom Rodriguez - 12

ACC Glenford Chimilio - 24
Stafford Young - 17

Male SJC def. SMC 69 - 28

Top scorers SJC - Edgar August/Marshall Nunez - 15
Evan Brown - 14

SMC - Rafael O'Brien - 11, Raymond Allen - 6


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BULGARIA

Lukoil crushed BC Kyiv -by Valentin Anguelov

Lukoil Academic became the first team to win against BC Kyiv in this year's edition of the ULEB Cup, after they took away one dramatic contest with a final score of 95:87. The home side were more concentrated in the last minutes, and after their opponents from Ukraine didn't had trouble scoring from everywhere during the whole game, at the end Academic won it with defense.

In front of 1500 spectators in Universiada Hall, Zeljko Lukajic tried to surpirs his opponent Tomo Mahoric, and he started the game with Chavdar Kostov in the line-up, as Todor Stoykov and Donta Smith, who celebrated his 24th birthday today were on the bench. The first quarter was more like an NBA game, as both teams scored almost every shot, as they combined for a total of 63 points - 32:31 for Lukoil after 10 minutes. The first period finished wit h a 7-0 run by the home team, as Riste Stefanov had 5 of those 7 points. In the second Lukoil Academic led the game with 8 points at the 13th minute - 43:35, but after that suddenly they coulnd't score a single basket. The Students were missing wide open shots, they shot poor from the free-throw line. At the end of the second, the score was again one point for Lukoil - 45:44. In these minutes one thing became clear - when Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) is scoring, Lukoil is going ahead. At the moment when his game is not going good, things turn around. At the half Pero had 21 points, almost the half of his team's points. BC Kyiv had 10 turnovers for 40 minutes, but they shot really well from beyond the arc - 7 threes for one half. Manuchar Markoishvili had 15, and Eugene “Pooh” Jeter had 11 at halftime.

In the third, aftrer Riste Stefanov scoring a three, and Donta Smith completing a monster alley-oop pass from Willie Deane, Lukoil led it 56:49 after 23 minutes, but Kyiv came back with a long three by Marcus Faison, and a basket by Artur Drozdov for 56:54. 34 seconds before the end of the third period, Todor Stoykov scored his first points in the game. A three by Faison put Kyiv in front of the score, before Donta Smith made the play of the day, completing a huge slam dunk, after an assist from Stoykov. At the end of the third the Students had the lead - 67:66.

In the beginning of the fourth quarter, Stoykov made himself noticed not only as a good passer. After a three-pointer by Lukoil's captain, the home side took the lead - 74:70. Kyiv came back, with baskets by Jeter and Drozdov, and were ahead again - 74:75. After playing terrific defense. and Pero Antic hitting the three-pointer with 2 minutes remaining on the clock, Lukoil's lead grew up to 8 points - 86:78. BC Kyiv made a last try to come back in the game, but Stefanov with a three and a dunk by Smith, put this game to an end. Riste Stefanov and Pero Antic combined for 51 points - 33 for Antic, and 18 for Stefanov. Birthday Boy Donta smith had 12 points, and he added also 8 rebounds. For Kyiv Markoishvili had 19, and Jeter and Drozdov added 18 each.

by Alexander Sotirov - BulgarianBasket.com



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CAMEROON

JEAN DE DIEU NIZERIMANA IS DEAD -by Gilles Bouwe
JEAN DE DIEU NIZERIMANA is dead the Rwandan national assistant coach is well known in Cameroon because he was a former student of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF YOUTH AND SPORTS . He began his coaching carrer in Cameroon being long time the assistant of Coach ZEDONG ETIENNE in PARLEMENT youth BAsketball team. He died at hospital after collapsing during a training session with his team.

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CHINA

Guangdong Defeats Jiangsu, Xinjiang Beats Zhejiang -by Arthur Volbert
Jiangsu looks like its team overslept today as it was destroyed by Guangdong 127-91 and lost its share of the CBA lead. Tang Zhengdong, Hu Xuefeng, Ryan Forehan-Kelly and Yi Li all were ineffective against Guangdong. Tang fouled out in 27 minutes with only 7 points.

Jason Dixon led a balanced Guangdong attack with 23 points. New import Lamond Murray contributed 19 as Guangdong took a 32-20 first quarter lead and did not look back.

Xinjiang maintained a share of the lead by defeating rapidly-fading Zhejiang 95-81. New import Aaron McGhee led Xinjiang with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

Soumaila Samake had 21 points and 15 rebounds for Zhejiang but God Shammgod and Ding Jinhui had awful games, with 3 points between them in 12 minutes apiece. Ju Peng, a 206 cm forward class of '91, had 11 points and 8 rebounds in 41 minutes.

Shanghai scored its second victory of the season with a 117-107 triumph over Fujian. Both teams displayed a new import and each used its imports for virtually the entire time alloted.

Shanghai's holdover import, Jerod Ward, played 34 minutes and scored 33 points. Anthony "Pig" Miller, Shanghai's addition, played 22 minutes and garnered 4 points and 8 rebounds. Liu Wei contributed 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

Jameel Watkins is Fujian's new import, replacing Wesley Wilson. He had 2 points and 5 rebounds in 17 minutes while holdover Chris Porter had 19 points and 8 rebounds in 41 minutes. Gong Songlin led Fujian with 39 points.

Wang Zhizhi (214-C-79) scored 46 points as Bayi defeated Yunnan 117-108. Mo Ke returned from injury. But Wang Lei appeared to be seriously injured in Wednesday's game and I am trying to learn more. Li Nan is also hurt. Chen Ke added 22 points and 7 assists for Bayi.

Dontae Jones led Yunnan with 38 points and 13 rebounds while Nigel Dixon scored 28 points. Cun Shouwei, 208 cm and 110 kg class of '90, had 4 points and 3 rebounds in 21 minutes.

Bian Qiang had 27 points and 7 rebounds to lead Liaoning to a 112-91 victory over Shanxi Zhongyu. Earnest Brown added 20 points. Yunnan had seven players in double figures lead by Major Wingate's 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Chen Lei scored 21 points and Olumide Oyedeji had 18 points and 16 rebounds as Beijing edged Jilin 100-99. Wang Bo and Dejuan Tate each scored 28 for Jilin.

Guangdong 127
Zhu Fangyu 13p+6r+2a, Wang Shipeng 13p+4r+5a+1s, Liu Xiaoyu 9p+2r+4a+2to, Jason Dixon 23p+7r+1s+1bl, Du Feng 12p+6r+5a+1s, Lamond Murray 19p+9r+1a+1s, Zhang Zhe 5p+3r+7a+1to, Zhou Peng 9p+2r+2s, Chen Dawei 4p+3r+1a+3s
Jiangsu 91
Zhang Cheng 29p+2r, Tang Zhengdong 27min+7p(3/12)+5r+1a+1s+1bl+6fl, Hu Xuefeng 15min+4p+1r, Ryan Forehan-Kelly 14min+2p+3r+3a, Yi Li 6p+1r+2a+2s, Raheim Brown 24p+10r+2a, Han Shuo 9p+2r+1a

Xinjiang 95
Xu Guozhong 14p+7r+1a+1s, Jin Lipeng 14p+7r+3a+1s, Xue Yuyang 9p+1r+1s+1bl, Mengke Bateer 11p+11r+3a+3bl, David Jackson 10p+4r+3a+1bl, Aaron McGhee 24p+12r+2a+2s+1bl
Zhejiang 81
Wang Nan 14p+6r+1a, Liu Weiwei 5p+3r+3a, Soumaila Samake 21p+15r+1a+1s, Ding Jinhui 12min+0p+1r, Ju Peng 41min+11p+8r+1a, Sui Xiaolong 17p+3r, God Shammgod 12min+3p(1/6)+1r+1a

Shanghai 117
Liu Wei 25p+5r+7a+3s+7to, Wang Yong 19p+2r+2a+1s, Luo Xudong 7p+1r+1s, Anthony "Pig" Miller 4p+8r, #10 10p+4r, Xu Yong 17p+6r+7a+2s+2bl, Jerod Ward 33p+6r+3s
Fujian 107
Gong Songlin 39p+1r+2a+2s, Lu Xiaoming 7p+2r+6a+4s+1bl, Chris Porter 19p+8r+1s+1bl+5to, Yang Chao 21p+4r+2a+2s, Liu Xudong 15p+8r+1s, Jameel Watkins 2p+5r+1a+1bl

Bayi 117
Mo Ke 26min+7p+8r+5a+3s+5bl, Chen Ke 22p+2r+8a, Li Ke2 7p+2r+4a+2to, Chen Chen 14p+2r+3a, Wang Zhizhi 46p+6r+1a+2s+1bl, Hu Ke 10p+5r+2s, Wang Zhongguang 3p+4r+1a+1s, Li Ke 8p+5r+3a
Yunnan 108
Yang Huai 18p+5r+1a+3s, Chen Zhaosheng 12p+7r+1s, Yen Hsing-Su 2p+1r+5a+2s, Nigel Dixon 28p+7r+6to, Dontae Jones 38p+13r+5a+8s+1bl, Cun Shouwei 21min+4p+3r

Liaoning 112
Bian Qiang 27p+7r+3a+2s, Liu Xiangtao 8p+2r+1a, Yang Ming 15p+2r+5a+2s, Earnest Brown 20p+7r+1s, Li Xiaoxu 3p+7r+1s+1bl, Zhang Qingpeng 18p+3r+5a+2s, Lu Wei 4p+3r+2a+4s, Patrick Simpson 10p+4r+2a
Shanxi Zhongyu 91
#10 11p+2r+1a+1s+1bl, Sun Chunlei 12p+1r, Damon King 11p+3r+3a+2s, #13 14p+4r+3a, Major Wingate 13p+14r+3a+3s+1bl, Zhai Jinshuai 13p+1r, Yu Tao 12p+9r+3a


Beijing 100
Jiao Jian 8p+1r+2a+1s, Zhang Yunsong 7p+3r+4a+1s+5to, Chen Lei 21p+1r+4a+4s+5to, Men Wei 10p, Olumide Oyedeji 18p+16r+4a+2s, Xie Libin 10p+2r+1a, Zhao Yonggang 8p+2r+1a+1s, Michael Fey 10p+2r+1bl, Ji Zhe 8p+1r+2bl
Jilin 99
Wang Bo 28p+2r+4a+2s+8to, Cheng Zhiming 8p+6r+2s, Du Jiang 3p+2r+1a+2s, Babakar Camara 9p+7r+1bl, Lu Yan 10p+4r+1a+2s, Dejuan Tate 28p+3r+6to


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CROATIA

KK Zagreb advances to the next round -by Eurobasket News
BCM Gravelines- KK Zagreb 88:100

KK Zagreb advanced to the next round of EuroCup. Last night the team proved once again the superiority over BCM Gravelines. In a road game the Croatian team celebrated 88:100 victory. Mario Dundovic (200-F/C-77, agency: Court Side) led the winners with 19 points. Jakov Vladovic (187-G-83) collected 17 points and 12 assists, while Ruzic netted 14. Thomas Dubiez (195-G-80) top-scored for the French squad with 21 points. KK Zagreb wins 185:150 aggregate campaign.

Zagreb scored the game's first 9 points and after the contest. After a home win 85:62 in Croatia Zagreb felt confident in France as well. Jakov Vladovic brought his team 16:31 margin throughout the game. BCM Gravelines however did not give up and could stay closer to the favorite. Trailing 33:43 the hosts could reduced to 42:45 after Thomas Dubiez nailed a three pointer. Anyway Croatian team looked better in the court and advantaged in the second half. Even a 29:20 did not help the hosts top stay closer. A second win sent them directly to the Group Round of EuroCup.

BCM Gravelines: Thomas Dubiez 21, Vincent Grier (196-G/F-83, college: Minnesota) 15
KK Zagreb: Mario Dundovic 19, Jakov Vladovic 17+12 ast, Ruzic 14


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CUBA

TNA Statistics -by Alessandro Fontana
These are the final statistics of TNA 2007. The best scorer was always him, the "MJ of the Carribean" Allens Jemmott with 28,7pts per game. The best rebounder was Antonio Sanchez (192-F-85) with 8,4 per game but his season is already finished becuase his team Granma could not qualify for LSB 2007. To mention also Reinier Quesada a great "steals-man" also for him tere is no LSB, because his team Cienfuegos could not qualify.
These are the statistics:
SCORER:
Allens Jemmott (Matanzas) 28,7
Andy Boffill (Villa Clara) 25,6
Henry Simon (Holguin) 25,1
Tomas Garcia (Las Tunas) 24,1
Alexander Guillen (Granma) 22,0
Esteban Martinez (Santiago de Cuba) 21,3
REBOUNDS:
Antonio Sanchez (Granma) 8,4
Josbani Perez (Pinar del Rio) 8,2
Alexei Rodriguez (Sancti Spiritus) 6,9
Jose Cairo (Metropolitanos) 6,5
Yoangel Medina (Las Tunas) 6,2
ASSISTS:
Alexei Mestre (Sancti Spiritus) 5,2
Manuel Arias (Santiago de Cuba) 4,2
Georvis Elias (Guantanamo) 3,7
BLOCKS:
Antonio Sanchez (Granma) 2,4
Henry Simon (Holguin) 1,8
STEALS:
Reinier Quesada (Cienfuegos) 5,5
Alexei Mestre (Sancti Spiritus) 5,1
A. Fontana


TNA time and "Second Round" -by Alessandro Fontana
TNA-Time in Cuba. Torneo de Ascenso 2007 qualified 6 teams for LSB. The six teams are: Capitalinos, Matanzas, Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo. This year, for the first time, the LSB will not have only 6 teams but 8 teams, so there are still available two places. The teams who can still qualify are the best three teams of each group of TNA 2007, Metropolitanos for the "Grupo Occidental", Villa Clara for the "Grupo Central" and Holguin for the "Grupo Oriental". They will play a mini-tournament and the best two teams will qualify for LSB 2007. There was already a game of this secound round and Villa Clara won against Holguin with a "wonderful" Andy Boffill. Boffill was also the best scorer of the last TNA games, with 52 points against Cienfuegos.
The TNA Results:
Habana-Pinar del Rio=85-87 (H= Garcia 17, Oliva 15; P= R. Diaz 25, Moreira 20, Monterrey 13)
Habana-Pinar del Rio= 84-88 (H= Oliva 23, Hernandez 16; P= R. Diaz 29, Y. Diaz 15, Sanchez 12)
Capitalinos-Matanzas= 77-65
Villa Clara-Cienfuegos= 99-85 (VC= Boffill 52, Rodriguez 17, Arcia 12; C= Medina 29, Rodriguez 19)
Villa Clara- Cienfuegos= 115-80 (VC= Rodriguez 21, Boffill 18, Arcia 16; C= Rodriguez 20, Arrosarena 17)
Camaguey- Ciego de Avila= 75-65 (C= Jaca 18, Batista 18, Campos 12; CAV= Perez 12, Granda 12)
Camaguey-Ciego de Avila= 79-69 (C= Polas 25, Jaca 14, Otoniel 13; CAV= Silvestre 19, Perez 12)
Granma-Las Tunas= 96-104 (G= Guillen 22, Bazaga 21; LT= Garcia 36, Rodriguez 21, Medina 18)
Granmma-Las Tunas= 94-84 (G= Bazaga 27, Guillen 26, Sanchez 20; LT= Garcia 34, Medina 14)
Guantanamo-Santiago de Cuba= 60-68 (G= Masso 18, Rojas 7; S= Martinez 30, Hechevarria 21, Castellanos 6)
Guantanamo-Santiago de Cuba= 42-66 (G= Pons 6, Masso 6; S= Martinez 14, Del Toro 11, Hechevarria 9)
SECOND ROUND, REPECHAJE:
Villa Clara- Holguin= 98-82 ( VC= Boffill 24, Rodriguez 20, Cartas 18; H= Blanco 25, Simon 23)
A. Fontana


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CZECH REP.

Nymburk's second victory in ULEB Cup!!! -by Ondra Simecek
Czech champion CEZ Nymburk won its second straight game on Tuesday, topping Belgian champ Telindus Oostende 81-75 to improve to 2-2 in Group F of the ULEB Cup. Ladislav Sokolovsky (201-F-77, agency: PPGroup) scored 12 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to help Nymburk hold off Oostende's final charges and remain in the hunt for a spot in the next stage. At 2-2, the hosts will be at least in a tie for third place when the group's games are over later Tuesday. Nymburk travels to co-group-leader Dynamo Moscow next week. Oostende dropped to 2-2 and will host Red Star next week. The game was close for most of the night, with the hosts mostly in control. After trailing 40-38 at halftime, Oostende started the third period strong and took the lead, but Monty Mack hit a pair of triples during an 11-0 run and Nymburk never trailed again. Oostende would get within 3 in the fourth quarter, but a technical foul on the Oostende bench and the hot hand of Sokolovsky secured the Nymburk win. Radoslav Rancik posted a double-double of 16 and 11 rebounds, Arthur Lee scored 13 and dished 8 assists and Mack added 11 points for the winners. Chuck Davis led Oostende with 14 points, Chris McCray and Jerry Green added 13, Elvir Ovcina 11 and Greg Brunner 10.

The hosts started in style with a Lee basket and a Sokolovsky three and soon led 10-4 after Petr Benda got involved. However Ovcina and Veselin Petrovic kept Oostende within striking distance until Lee capped the period with his third basket, good for a 25-20 advantage. Ales Chan put Nymburk up 7 early in the second period, but McCray's hustle helped Oostende tie the game at 32-32 and even the visitors even took a brief lead after a Davis free throw. Blake Schilb ensured Oostende a 40-38 halftime edge. Davis's triple sparked a 0-7 Oostende spurt to start the third period, but Mack drilled a pair of threes as Nymburk answered with 11 straight points to resume control. McCray still kept Oostende in the picture till free throws by Sokolovsky made it 59-54 heading into the fourth quarter. Back-to-back baskets by Rancik and Sokolovsky to start the last period gave Nymburk a 9-point lead. Brunner and 4 points from Ovcina cut the deficit to 63-60, however a technical foul on the Oostende bench completely changed the momentum. Sokolovsky made free throws and soon a triple to put the hosts up 10 and Oostende never fully recovered.

Points Nymburk: Sokolovsky 22, Rancik 16, Lee 13, Mack 11, Benda 8, Schilb 4, Slezak 3, Chan and Necas 2

Points Oostende: Davis 14, Green and McRay 13, Ovcina 11, Brunner 10, Petrovic 6, Ivory 5, Van Rossom 3

T W L SCO PTS
1. Dynamo Moskva 4 3 1 354:307 7
2. CZ Beograd 4 3 1 348:319 7
3. Telindus Oostende 4 2 2 330:324 6
4. CEZ Basketball Nymburk 4 2 2 314:316 6
5. Panellinios Athens 4 1 3 294:314 5
6. Fortitudo Bologna 4 1 3 290:350 5

source: ULEBcup.com


Prostejov dropped out from FIBA Eurocup -by Ondra Simecek
Prostejov dropped out from the FIBA Eurocup today night. In the second game of the elimination round they lost to Tartu Rock 72:76 and therefore Tartu is winning the elimination round plus 29 pts (last weeks result Tartu - Prostejov 94:69). The host team was winning plus 9 pts in the first quarter still keeping their chances for the victory (Prostejov would have to win plus 26 to win the elimination round) but as the minutes were passing Prostejov was losing their power under the basket and Tartu was successful from the three points line. Almost nine minutes!!! of the third quarter Prostejov did not score a single point, Tartu lead the quarter 19:3, Prostejov lost 5 players in the final quarter due the 5 fouls and that made the victory of Tartu.

Points Prostejov: Goran Savanovic (198-G-73) 19, Pavlik and Bojic 15
Point Tartu Rock: Tein 15, Cusworth 14, Sestokas 13


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EURO CUP

KK Zagreb advances to the next round -by Eurobasket News
BCM Gravelines- KK Zagreb 88:100

KK Zagreb advanced to the next round of EuroCup. Last night the team proved once again the superiority over BCM Gravelines. In a road game the Croatian team celebrated 88:100 victory. Mario Dundovic (200-F/C-77, agency: Court Side) led the winners with 19 points. Jakov Vladovic (187-G-83) collected 17 points and 12 assists, while Ruzic netted 14. Thomas Dubiez (195-G-80) top-scored for the French squad with 21 points. KK Zagreb wins 185:150 aggregate campaign.

Zagreb scored the game's first 9 points and after the contest. After a home win 85:62 in Croatia Zagreb felt confident in France as well. Jakov Vladovic brought his team 16:31 margin throughout the game. BCM Gravelines however did not give up and could stay closer to the favorite. Trailing 33:43 the hosts could reduced to 42:45 after Thomas Dubiez nailed a three pointer. Anyway Croatian team looked better in the court and advantaged in the second half. Even a 29:20 did not help the hosts top stay closer. A second win sent them directly to the Group Round of EuroCup.

BCM Gravelines: Thomas Dubiez 21, Vincent Grier (196-G/F-83, college: Minnesota) 15
KK Zagreb: Mario Dundovic 19, Jakov Vladovic 17+12 ast, Ruzic 14


Adeleke ruins KR Reykjavik -by Eurobasket News

Banvit BC -KR Reykjavik 95:83 (23-10, 24-24, 27-23, 21-26)

Turkish Banvit BC goes to Fiba EuroCup Qualifying Stage leaving KR Reykjavik out of it. Turkish side proved the superiority winning also at home 95:83. Adeleke collected 21 points and 21 rebounds, being the most important player for the hosts. Yunus Cankaya (199-F-85) (199-F-85) netted 14, while Mickael Mokongo (180-G-86, agency: ACMT) and Ufuk Gurgen (205-C-77) posted 12 each. Joshua Helm (198-F-82, agency: IceBasket, college: Mercyhurst) ended up for the visitors with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Banvit wins 191-162 as a total after two legs.

Turkish Banvit opened the game with 17:8 to feel more comfortable in the later part of it. Adeleke with a jump-shot made it 23:10 after the first ten minutes of the game. Banvit maintained the 13-point lead in the second quarter to go in at half-time 47:34 in front.
Ufuk Gurgen and Yunus Cankaya brought another 5 points in the beginning of the third quarter. Demir set up +20 with 64:44 in the middle of it which was clear at that time that the red light was ready for the Turkish team. Yannier increased to 25 points in the fourth quarter as Zdravevski reduced to 95:83 in the end.

Turkish Banvit BC goes to Fiba EuroCup Qualifying Stage and will continue the struggle there. The team is the only representative from Turkey in this tournament.

Banvit BC: Adeleke 21+21 rebs, Yunus Cankaya 14, Mickael Mokongo 12, Ufuk Gurgen 12
KR Reykjavik: Joshua Helm 22+10 rebs, Andrew Fogel (-G-85, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mercyhurst) 16



Barons crawls into EuroCup Qualifying Round -by Eurobasket News
Iscar Nahariya - Barons 83:80 (13-28, 23-20, 22-23, 25-9)

Latvian Barons won the aggregate win over Iscar Nahariya 161:160. It happened after the team lost in Israel last night 80:83, however won the first leg 81:77. Just one points sent the Latvian squad to the Qualifying Stage. In Israel Armands Skele (192-G-83) and Giedrius Gustas (190-G-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored with 17 points. Otis Hill (203-C-74, college: Syracuse) led the winners of the game with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Sasa Ocokoljic (184-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) scored 16, while Matan Naor (194-F-80) added 14.

Barons had 4 points advantage after the first game and increased to 19 points aggregate after a 13:28 in the opening quarter. Even though Israeli team reduced the gap, Latvian team was still in command at 48:36. Iscar Nahariya could not struggle against the visitors, however found a solution in the last quarter. Otis Hill's dunk capped a 7-0 run that closed the gap in the game to 71:67 with less than seven minutes remaining. Sasa Ocokoljic made it 83:80 in the last minute of the show. It was again him who launched a shot from behind the arc, but could not get it in. Latvian Barons won the aggregate win over Iscar Nahariya 161:160 and qualified to next round of EuroCup. The last game between BK Prostejov and Tartu Rock will be tonight.

Iscar Nahariya: Otis Hill 26+8 rebs, Sasa Ocokoljic 16, Matan Naor 14
Barons LMT: Armands Skele 17, Giedrius Gustas 17


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EUROLEAGUE

Ron Hale at Roanne -by Maxime Weber
Ron Hale (203-F-77, college: Florida St.) just signed with "the Chorale de Roanne" for the rest of the season. Hale played in Japan during 5 seasons. This summer, he played with the Phoenix Suns summer league team with his new teamate, Adam Hess. Hale cumuled 12.4 pppg and 3.6rpg in 20mpg.

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FINLAND

KORISLIIGA: OT was needed in Karkkila -by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Round 14: Five contests tonight, two home wins, two victories on the road and one OT. OT was needed in Karkkila, where Team Componenta
defeated Pyrinto (Tampere) finally 77-71. Nick Wallery (201-F-81, college: Albany St.) (TC) had 21/17 and Damon Williams (199-F-73, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) (TP) 30/15. Korihait (Uusikaupunki) won over Kouvot (Kouvola) by one point (67-66). The smallest on the court, Glenn Stokes (170-G-76, college: American) was the biggest with scoring/rebounding (16/11) on Korihait roster! KTP (Kotka) almost crushed Honka (Espoo) 99-80 and YMCA Lahti scored only 59 pts at home vs Kataja (Joensuu) and that was 10 pts too little. Kataja won 59-69. Kauhajoki was surprised by Tarmo's (Porvoo) newcomer Martin Samarco (190-G-85), who was the game MVP with 31 pts in his first game in Finland.
Tarmo was better 76-92.

Team Componenta - Pyrinto OT 77-71 (65) (29-31) (Nick Wallery 21/17, Jerome Rogers 17 - Damon Williams 30/15, Antero Lehto 11).

Korihait - Kouvot 67-66 (41-28) (Glenn Stokes 16/11, Darius Glover 16 - Wayne Bernard 17, Sami Laaksonen 12).

KTP - Honka 99-80 (53-44) (Manny Dies 24/15, Steve Smith 20/11 - Petteri Koponen 32, Kimmo Muurinen 14/11).

YMCA Lahti - Kataja 59-69 (26-37) (Ville Makalainen 19, Ed Williams 14/12 - Louis Hinnant 21, Anssi Kinnaslampi 18).

Kauhajoki - Tarmo 76-92 (41-47) (Cedric McGowan 23, Darryl Hudson 22 - Martin Samarco 31, Esa Maki-Tulokas 17).



KORISLIIGA: Tarmo is testing American G Martin Samarco -by Rauno Hurmalainen
Tarmo (Porvoo) has made a change concerning Team roster. PG Tim Drisdom's (191-G-84, college: Utah) contract was no more extended and Drisdom will be replaced by Martin Samarco (190-G-85). Samarco played last season still in college (Bowling Green) averaging 19,5 ppg - 3,6 rpg - 2,3 apg in 35,9 mpg.

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FRANCE

ProA : Kone leaves Chalon -by Aurelien Hipp

*After a positive cannabis test, Mohamed Kone (211-C-81, college: Valparaiso) had first been suspended for 3 months. His team decided then to break his contract, making him no longer a player of Chalon sur saone.Kone posted 8.0ppg 5.3rpg 1.1bpg with Chalon last year and played 4 games this season (7.3ppg 5.8rpg).



Ron Hale at Roanne -by Maxime Weber
Ron Hale (203-F-77, college: Florida St.) just signed with "the Chorale de Roanne" for the rest of the season. Hale played in Japan during 5 seasons. This summer, he played with the Phoenix Suns summer league team with his new teamate, Adam Hess. Hale cumuled 12.4 pppg and 3.6rpg in 20mpg.

NM1: After Day 12, the situtation is limpid -by Chris Spiesser
The leaders held on their positions over the two last NM1 days. However, Challans failed to succeed in any of its two matchs, against the vendeans, Bordeaux collected last week a third win in a row. 5 other teams suffered a double loss, Lille and Boulogne are now stuck in the middle of the standings while Longwy settles in the relegation area in which Toulouges is highly wedged. The CFBB was also part of those...

So in the standigs, we clearly identify four groups. The first is componed by Antibes and Fos which count 2 wins advance over the second wagon hosting Charleville and Blois. These teams are trailed, two wins behind, by the peloton who counts between 7 and 5 wins. Only Bordeaux could extirpate from that 9-pack is case they would win their postponed game against Lievin. That leaves us 5 teams far behind. Feurs and Longwy have won 3 games, Andrezieux and Toulouges one less. If the CFBB is still chasing for its first victory, his protected spot leaves the four teams listed before in severe trouble.

The key facts of those two weeks include:
-Blois' offensive power as they scored 213 points and averages 86.10ppg over the season
-David Denave (193-G-85) performance in the St-Chamond victories: a total of 48pts, 15rbs, 10stl and 5ass
-Antibes' cleverness with 16 turnovers for 35 assists
-Simon Cretaux's accuracy (6/9 3pts, 18pts) in Day 12 and the buzzer beater to turn Mulhouse away from a 6th win in a row
-David Thevenon's successfull comeback against Toulouges: 23pts, 5rbs, 3stl, 4to, 2ass and a short win
-Ezmir Guzonjic suddenly overheating. The bosniac scored 60% (27/45) of his season ranking points against Lille (Wallace DNP)
-Teddy Maizeroi, who nailed a clean 19/31 from the 6.25m line over the two days!
-Dan Aultman's 100% against the GET (9/9) for an important win
-Christophe Leonard who looks like Lucky Luke. Over those days he averaged 24ppg, 6.5rpg and 3ass but this represents 55% of the CFBB total ranking points from his team
-Bordeaux strong finishes: 11pts accoreded to Boulogne in the last QT and a -12pts halftime deficit erased against Challans
-Sylvain Marco who went for 30 followed by 20 ranking points with an accuracy average from 77.77%
-Bordeaux once more, as the local TV broadcasted the game and put it on the web. To see a legendary Owona's block go to:
http://www.tv7bordeaux.fr/index.php?id_video=1444&id_fiche=1464 (1st half)
http://www.tv7bordeaux.fr/index.php?id_video=1448&id_fiche=1467 (2nd half)

Day 11:
Feurs EF 86 - 66 Get Vosges
USA Toulouges 82 - 100 Fos Ouest Provence Basket
Centre Federal BB 63 - 94 Etoile de Charleville Mezieres
Lille Metropole BC 77 - 87 FC Mulhouse
BC Longwy Rehon 73 - 85 Andrezieux ALS Basket
ADA Blois Basket 41 97 - 88 USA Lievin BB
Saint Chamond Basket 85 - 71 Anjou BC Angers
SOM Boulogne 61 - 68 JSA Bordeaux Basket
Vendee Challans Basket 86 - 92 Olympique Antibes Basket

Day 12:
Get Vosges 72-66 USA Toulouges
Andrezieux ALS Basket 65-75 St Chamond Basket
Anjou BC Angers 78-61 Feurs EF
Fos Ouest Provence Basket 97-57 Lille Metropole BC
ADA Blois Basket 41 114-69 Centre Federal BB
Ol. Antibes Basket 80-65 BC Longwy Rehon
JSA Bordeaux Basket 82-79 Vendee Challans Basket
USA Lievin Basket Ball 70-68 FC Mulhouse
Etoile de Charleville Mezières 99-78 SOM Boulogne


ProA : Lee Benson expected in Dijon -by Aurelien Hipp
*Now that Dijon has released Malick Badiane (211-F/C-84), the team is needing a center. The team is expecting Lee Benson (208-F/C-73, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Brown Mackie) to join the team. Benson is known in the town, since he already played there (2 games in 2003-2004) but then quit because of an injury.

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FYR MACEDONIA

Swisslion Pelister beats Vardar Osiguruvanje -by Todor Chalovski
Swisslion Pelister beat Vardar Osiguruvanje in the opening game from Round 12 of the First Macedonian basketball league 84:67.

They played a very good game, leading from start to finish.

SWISSLION PELISTER - VARDAR OSIGURUVANJE 84:67
Result by quarters: 22:19; 22:19; 18:13; 22:16.

SWISSLION PELISTER: Petkovski 11, Savovic 4, Popovic 8, Dujovic 13, Apcev 1, Nikolov, Pejanovic 5, Stankovic 17, Petrovski, Miljkovic 18, Talevski 7, Zaharievski.
Coach: Aleksandar Petrovic.

VARDAR OSIGURUVANJE: Sazdov 2, Gjorgjievski, Despotovic, Mitic 4, Kralevski 5, Ilic 16, Daskalovski 8, Bocevski, Maric 14, Nuri, Blazevski 18, Simonovski.
Coach: Tihomir Matevski.


Strumica 2005 beaten in Russia -by Todor Chalovski
Lokomotiv Riostov beat Macedonian champions Strumica 2005 87:69 to progress into the group stage of the FIBE Europe Cup.

strumica led in the best part of the first hals, only to find themselves trailing by 15 points in the third quarter.

Lokomotiv had 34 rebounds more than their opponents, which was the key to their victory.

LOKOMOTIV - STRUMICA 2005 87:69
Result by quarters: 14:17; 20;15; 29:15; 24;22.

LOKOMOTIV: Vzdykhalkin 4, Goldwire 12, Loncar 6, Kubrakov 7, Kuzyakin 7, Vorotnikov 3, Szewczyk 6, Harrington 8, Kommatos 18, Zibrov 12, Karaulov 2, Babichev 2.
Coach: Oleg Meleschenko.

STRUMICA 2005: Bogoev 6, Cvetkov, D. Sokolov 2, Delic 7, Tasovski 25, Grncharov 6, Krstevski 3, Bosnjak 9, Pupovic 8, T. Sokolov, Latovic 3.
Coach: Jovica Arsic.


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GEORGIA

Manuchar Markoishvili top-scores in ULEB CUP -by Eurobasket News
Georgian Manuchar Markoishvili (196-G-86) top-scored last night for Ukrainian BC Kyiv in Game 4 of ULEB CUP. Ukrainian team however lost the first game in the tournament being upset in Bulgaria by Lukoil Academic 95:87. Winning by 74:75 in the end of the game Kyiv missed 3-12 run and lost the campaign. Pero Antic was unstoppable with 33 points for the winners. Riste Stefanov nailed 18, while Donta Smith scored 12. Manuchar Markoishvili top-scored for Ukrainian squad with 19 points.

Both squads started with an offensive game nailing 63 points in the opening quarter. Lukoil was a bit luckier to take 32:31 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. In the second period Lukoil Academic reached 43:35, but after that suddenly they couldn't score a single basket. Anyway Bulgarian squad enjoyed 45:44 margin at the half.
In a tough third quarter Donta Smith made the play of the day, completing a huge slam dunk as his team took 67:66. Kyiv grabbed 74:75 lead in the end of the fourth, but could keep the score for good. Lukoil's lead grew up to 86:78 and the team finished the night with 95:87 victory. BC Kyiv is 3-1 in Group H now, while Lukoil tied at 2-2. The next games are planned for December 4-5.

Tyrone Ellis (193-G-77, college: S.Nazarene) helped Cajasol with 7 points and the same number of boards against the mighty Barcelona in a convincing 75:58 win. Ellis averages almost 13 points per game.


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GERMANY

Hanson from Goettingen to Nuernberg -by Moritz Korff
Kevin Hanson (210-C-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: San Diego) has found a new team after having left Bundesliga-side BG 74 Goettingen recently. The 27-year-old Post Player agreed terms with Dimplex Falke Nuernberg of the 2. Bundesliga Pro A. His debut for the Falcons is scheduled for Saturday, when his new club takes on FC Schalke 04. Meanwhile, Anthony Dill (200-F-81, agency: Warren Sports, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) has left Nuernberg.

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GREECE

ULEB CUP: Panellinios - Dinamo Moscow 76-83 -by Kostas Papadopoulos
Dynamo Moscow took yesterday an important win for its future at Group F of ULEB Cup against Panellinios (83-76) at Athens.
Dynamo took an early advantage at the game (7-3 at the 2nd minute) mainly due to Robertas Javtokas (211-C-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Arizona) (2 points, 1 block, 1 rebound and 1 steal at this time). However, Panellinios strengthened its defense (4 steals) and with a 10-1 serie led the game (13-8). Dinamo, though, achieved to tie the game with a quick 8-2 but again Panellinios took a 10-point lead (28-18) since Dinamo's defense wasn't good enough (Nikos Argiropoulos (188-G-78) scored a buzzer-beater at the end of the first period, giving Athens' team the 10-point difference).
At the second period, the advantage of Panellinios extended at 12 points (30-18, at a total 15-2 serie), but Dinamo's better defense and offense plays distinguished this difference (36-36) since Antonis Fotsis (210-F-81) succeeded at his attempts and also Panellinios' percentages at free throws were not good (it lost 7 free throws). Actually, Dynamo managed to surpass and finished the first half by leading with 6 (42-48) with Antonis Fotsis (11p.), Sergei Monya (204-F-83) (10p.) and Sergei Bykov (190-G-83) (10p.) as its first scorers. At the same time, only Anthony Grundy (189-G-79, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) from Panellinios had scored a double - digit point (10).
At the third period, due to Anthony Grundy's and Vangelis Sklavos (202-F-77)' performance, Panellinios managed to relead (63-57), with Dynamo having scored only 9 points at 8:05 minutes. The period, though, ended at 63-62, due to Dynamo's very good defense at these two last minutes.
Early in the 4th period, Panellinios took a 9-point difference (71-62) after a 9-0 serie, but Dynamo responded with an extraordinary 20-0 serie, to lead again at the game (71-82), at a time when Anthony Grundy were at the bench to rest for three minutes and Sergei Bykov succeeded at all his attempts to score, with one minute remaining and Panellinios not having scored for almost 7 minutes. The game finally ended at 76-83, with the players of Panellinios being very upset for their loss since their 7-minute not scoring was proved very crucial for Dynamo to be the winner.

Periods: 28-18, 42-48, 63-62, 76-83

Panellinios: Sims, Nikos Argiropoulos 10, Kalaitzidis 2, Vangelis Karamboulas (198-F-81) 5, Apostolidis 2, Sanders, Vangelis Sklavos 10, N'Diaye 11, Bader 4, Anthony Grundy 21, Milan Dozet (203-G/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) 11.
Dynamo: Khvostov 3, Prkacin 2, Petr Samoylenko (186-G-77) 6, Sergei Bykov 24, Sergei Monya 10, Dmitri Domani (198-G/F-74, college: St.Joseph's) 12, Antonis Fotsis 13, Robertas Javtokas 13.


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HOLLAND

Landstede Remains On Roll, Win In Almere -by Sanders Jackson

Tuesday night n Almere, it was another good start for hard luck Omniworld, but once again after the first three quarters could not seal the deal in crunch time, with hot three-point shooting from Landstede once again making a difference, winning their second straight road game thsi week and third overall, by the score of 84-73. Landstede owned the last quarter, outscoring Omniworld by a 30-15 margin.
Gerad Punch (193-G/F, college: Furman) knocked down six three-pointers to lead Landstede with 24 pts., with Landstede making 12 of 23 threes. Tjoe de Paula (183-G-81, agency: Court Side) led Omniworld with 22 pts. Landstede moves to 7-7, while Omniworld falls to 1-12 and their sixth straight loss.


FIBA EuroCup Action: MyGuide Amsterdam Goes Down In Mons-Hainaut, Eliminated From FIBA EuroCup -by Sanders Jackson

In Mons-Hainaut on Tuesday night in FIBA EuroCup qualifications play, with MyGuide Amsterdam needing an 11-point win to advance, MyGuide were overmatched by the Belgians, digging themselves in a 1st half hole which they never recovered from, going on to an 88-62 loss and elimination from the FIBA EuroCup. MyGuide faced deficits of 28-16 at the end of the 1st quarter, 55-30 at halftime and 75-43 at the end of the 3rd quarter. MyGuide were led in scoring by
Jeron Roberts (194-G/F-76, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Wyoming) and Avis Wyatt (211-F/C-84, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia St.) with 15 pts.


ULEB Cup Action: Both Eiffel Towers and Hanzevast Capitals Fall Short -by Sanders Jackson


In Tuesday night, for Game #4 in ULEB Cup action for the Dutch representatives, it was not a good night on the road for both teams.

In Strasbourg, France a 14-2 start for the home team Strasbourg IG was enough to help them maintain their grip n the game tempo from start to finish, defeating Eiffel by the score of 97-85. Eiffel shot the ball poorly, only 41.4% while their opponents shot both 60.5% from the field and 12 of 20 from the three-point line, plus Eiffel were beaten on the glass at a 38-25 clip.
Darrell Tucker (206-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: USF) led Eiffel with 20 pts. Eiffel are now 2-2 in ULEB play.


In Vrsac, Serbia, Hanzevast Capitals got off to a decent start (down 26-23 at the end of the 1st), but BC Hemofarm Stada pulled away, and kept pulling away, eventually winning in a 102-77 blowout. The Serbians shot 71.4% FG and led by as much as 25 points. Kevin Melson (199-F-78, college: Wright St.) led Donar with 22 pts. Hanzevast are now 0-4 in the ULEB.



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ICELAND

Adeleke ruins KR Reykjavik -by Eurobasket News

Banvit BC -KR Reykjavik 95:83 (23-10, 24-24, 27-23, 21-26)

Turkish Banvit BC goes to Fiba EuroCup Qualifying Stage leaving KR Reykjavik out of it. Turkish side proved the superiority winning also at home 95:83. Adeleke collected 21 points and 21 rebounds, being the most important player for the hosts. Yunus Cankaya (199-F-85) (199-F-85) netted 14, while Mickael Mokongo (180-G-86, agency: ACMT) and Ufuk Gurgen (205-C-77) posted 12 each. Joshua Helm (198-F-82, agency: IceBasket, college: Mercyhurst) ended up for the visitors with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Banvit wins 191-162 as a total after two legs.

Turkish Banvit opened the game with 17:8 to feel more comfortable in the later part of it. Adeleke with a jump-shot made it 23:10 after the first ten minutes of the game. Banvit maintained the 13-point lead in the second quarter to go in at half-time 47:34 in front.
Ufuk Gurgen and Yunus Cankaya brought another 5 points in the beginning of the third quarter. Demir set up +20 with 64:44 in the middle of it which was clear at that time that the red light was ready for the Turkish team. Yannier increased to 25 points in the fourth quarter as Zdravevski reduced to 95:83 in the end.

Turkish Banvit BC goes to Fiba EuroCup Qualifying Stage and will continue the struggle there. The team is the only representative from Turkey in this tournament.

Banvit BC: Adeleke 21+21 rebs, Yunus Cankaya 14, Mickael Mokongo 12, Ufuk Gurgen 12
KR Reykjavik: Joshua Helm 22+10 rebs, Andrew Fogel (-G-85, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mercyhurst) 16



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INDIA

Savio Cup basketball commence sta Mumbai -by Anil Kumar
Karnataka pipped Maharashtra 91-83 in a thrilling men's tie for their
first win, in the 3rd All India United Phosphorous Savio Cup
Basketball Tournament, at Don Bosco School, Matunga.

Karnataka, who lost their opening match against national champions
Services on Sunday, endured a surprise challenge as they led 43-37 at
half time after Maharashtra ran them close in the opening two
quarters.

The visitors returned to dominate the third quarter to lead 71-52,
before the hosts, who crashed to their second defeat in as many ties,
initiated a late challenge in the fourth quarter for a tight finish.

Tinu (23), Uma Sankar (17), Nixon (15) and Sanjay Raj (9) were the
significant scorers for Karnataka, while Suraj Shetty (14), Surabh
Nisar and Mahesh Nagane (13 each) and Sanjay Salunkhe (12) contributed
for Maharashtra.

In a late Sunday night tie, Kerala opened their campaign with an 81-56
win over Maharashtra, after leading 51-31 at half-time.

Kerala got off to a good start and dominated the opening two quarters,
before Maharashtra recovered in the third quarter. But Kerala took it
away in the fourth quarter to seal a comfortable win.

RESULTS: MEN: Karnataka 91 (Tinu 23, Uma Sankar 17, Nixon 15, Sanjay
Raj 9) bt Maharashtra (Suraj Shetty 14, Surabh Nisar 13, Mahesh Nagane
13, Sanjay Salunkhe 12). HT: 43-37.

Kerala 81 (Bobit Mathew 19, Manoj
Abraham 12) bt Maharashtra 56 (Sadat Kharadi 20). HT: 51-31.


TUESDAY: MEN: 4.30 p.m.: Kerala vs Karnataka; 6 p.m.: Railways vs
Tamil Nadu; 7.30 p.m.: Services vs Maharashtra (3rd All India UPL
Savio Cup Basketball Tournament, at Don Bosco School, Matunga).


Karnataka down Kerala in Savio Cup -by Anil Kumar
Karnataka down Kerala

Karnataka overcame Kerala with an impressive 93-69 win, in the 3rd All
India United Phosphorous Savio Cup Basketball Tournament, at Don Bosco
School, Matunga on Tuesday.

Playing their third tie, Karnataka, who registered their second win,
endured a strong challenge in the first three quarters as they led
48-38 at half time.

Kerala's challenge faded towards the fag end as Karnataka dominated
the fourth quarter and enhanced their lead to sail away with a
convincing win.

Deiva Kumar (21), Sanjay Raj (19), Tinu (18) and Uma Sankar (17) were
the significant contributors for Karnataka, while Monish Wilson (24),
Bobit Mathew (12) and Vijobi Vakkachan (10) scored the most for Kerala
who crashed to their second defeat in three outings.

In another tie, ONGC (Uttaranchal) began their campaign with a 96-76
win over Tamil Nadu, while in a late Monday night tie, Services routed
Kerala 88-58.

RESULTS: MEN: Karnataka 93 (Deiva Kumar 21, Sanjay Raj 19, Tinu 18,
Uma Sankar 17) bt Kerala 69 (Monish Wilson 24, Bobit Mathew 12, Vijobi
Vakkachan 10). HT: 48-38.

ONGC, Uttaranchal 96 (Riyazuddin 29, S. Sridhar 19, Murli Krishna 17,
Desraj 13) bt Tamil Nadu 76 (S. Thangdurai 20, J. Saravana Kumar 13,
Javeed Khan 13). HT: 58-32.

Services 88 (Sweeto Francis 21, Dalip Kumar 19) bt Kerala 58 (Manoj R.
20, Monish Nilsom 10). HT: 51-20.


WEDNESDAY: 4.30 p.m.: Southern Rly vs UPL Rest of India (Women); 6
p.m.: Railways vs ONGC, Uttaranchal (Men); 7.30 p.m.: Malaysia XI vs
Maharashtra (Women), [3rd All India UPL Savio Cup Basketball
Tournament, at Don Bosco School, Matunga].


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JAMAICA

Cedarville win Battle of the Jamaicans; Walker drops 31 -by Leonard Whyte
South Euclid, OH (11-28-2007) - Christopher Walker, formerly of Harbour View Lakers in the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/National Basketball League (NBL), erupted for a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Cedarville University to an exciting 94-88 victory at Notre Dame College last night in a match-up of NAIA Division II Top 25 teams. It was the fourth straight win for Cedarville (4-2) while Notre Dame (2-4) suffered their third consecutive setback.

Billed as the “Battle of the Jamaicans,” the game featured Walker, Daniel Rose, and Ricardo Alliman for Cedarville, and Karim McFarlane and Paul Spencer for Notre Dame. Cedarville struck first and fast, reeling off 11 unanswered points in the first 90 seconds. They quickly engineered a 39-26 advantage but the home team closed the half on a 15-6 run to trail the visitors by just four points (45-41). The second half was tense and ferocious as the momentum swung from one team to the next and back. Notre Dame eventually took a two-point lead but Cedarville battled back and opened an 11-point advantage (75-64) with 9:40 left. Notre Dame rallied again to regain the advantage 86-85 with just 2:40 to go, but two Alliman free throws gave Cedarville the lead for good as they converted 7-of-8 free throws to close out the game.

The super-athletic Walker was indeed the best Jamaican on the court last night. He went 11-of-16 from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc, and converted all four of his free throws to set a new career-high. All of his heroics were accomplished in just 29 minutes of action as he fouled out with 2:40 left in the second half. Alliman also posted a double-double scoring 16 points, including 10-for-12 from the free throw line, and grabbing 12 rebounds. For Notre Dame, McFarlane finished with 19 points and Spencer added six.


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JORDAN

Arena inks coach Petrovic -by Mohammed Malas

Arena Amman club had finally found a coach for their 1st team, His name is Djordje Petrovic from Serbia.

Petrovic's coaching career is good enough to be coaching a team like Arena esspecially that his bright career in Lebanon and Cyprus before prove it, He coached lebanese champions Al Riyadi Beirut for 2 seasons before and led APOEL of Cyprus for the title of Cyprus Cup in season 93-94.

Arena Amman was busy in looking for some good imports to choose the best two from them to represent the team in the upcoming future which begins in 11th of December, The imports names will be announced soon.



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LATVIA

Ventspils and ASK Riga successful at home -by Eurobasket News
Both Latvian representatives in ULEB Cup posted wins in the 4th round of the tournament. Ventspils overcame Elan Chalon in Group B. ASK Riga left no chance for Pau-Orthez in Group H action.
Ventspils outscored Elan Chalon 81:71 for the third victory at the tournament at the Ventspils Nafta Hall. It was a wisely crafted scenario from the home team. Ventspils played an aggressive basketball in the first half and building a comfortable advantage allowed themselves to slow down a bit and cruised to an overall victory in the second part of the encounter. A sharp-shooting in the opening quarter was a key to Ventspils success. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, college: S.Florida) nailed a couple of three-pointers, while Akin Akingbala (208-F-83, college: Clemson) and Aigars Vitols (194-G-76, agency: Interperformances) provided back-up with nearly perfect shooting from middle range to keep Ventspils going. Elan Chalon capped the first period with a 5:0 run but still trailed by 11 points after it. Jimmy Baxter ignited another rally from the hosts early in the second term as they cleared off to a 40:23 distance. The visitors never recovered till the main break and trailed by 17 points at the interval. Ventspils continued to mount pressure at the start of the third stanza and enlarged the cushion to 18 points. From now on the hosts wisely held on to the advantage and kept Elan Chalon at a safe distance. Aigars Vitols scored 17 points for the winners. Jimmy Baxter fired 15 points as Ventspils improved to 3-1 record.
ASK Riga entered the 4th round with a 1-2 record in store and needed to win to stay alive in Group H action. And they did in style thumping Pau-Orthez 80:60 at Riga Arena. It was a well-balanced effort from the hosts that saw them dismantle French side. ASK Riga stunned the visitors early in the game as Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU) scored 6 straight points and Sandis Valters (193-G/F-78, agency: Arik Krayn Services) added a trey to make it a 9:0 lead for the home team. ASK Riga enlarged the margin to 22:5 late in the first quarter and just a three-pointer from Ferchaud allowed Pau-Orthez to trail by 14 points heading into the second period. Pau-Orthez however sparked with a 10:5 rally at the beginning of the second term and clipped Riga's lead to 9 points. But Raitis Grafs (210-C-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Valparaiso) and Bertrans baskets put the hosts in front 36:22 at halftime. ASK Riga looked very confident at the third stanza as they controlled the pace and rolled to a 54:39 advantage after three quarters. Pau-Orthez had little counterarguments in the final frame and lost their third game in the Cup. Five ASK Riga players scored in double figures. Raitis Grafs and Dwayne Broyles delivered 14 points apiece to lead the home team. Sandis Valters and Aaron Bramlett contributed 12 points each for ASK Riga as they climbed to 2-2 record. David Young (196-G/F-81, college: N.C.Central) responded with game-high 16 points for French team. Cedric Ferchaud (195-F-80) nailed 11 points in defeat.

Ventspils - Elan Chalon 81:71
Ventspils: Aigars Vitols 17, Jimmy Baxter 15, Akin Akingbala 13+10 boards
Elan Chalon: Bryan Brian Bracey (201-F-78, college: Oregon) 14, John Ford (207-C/F-78, college: Colorado St.) 13

ASK Riga - Pau-Orthez 80:60
ASK Riga: Raitis Grafs 14, Dwayne Broyles 14, Sandis Valters 12, Aaron Bramlett 12
Pau-Orthez: David Young 16, Cedric Ferchaud 11


Barons crawls into EuroCup Qualifying Round -by Eurobasket News
Iscar Nahariya - Barons 83:80 (13-28, 23-20, 22-23, 25-9)

Latvian Barons won the aggregate win over Iscar Nahariya 161:160. It happened after the team lost in Israel last night 80:83, however won the first leg 81:77. Just one points sent the Latvian squad to the Qualifying Stage. In Israel Armands Skele (192-G-83) and Giedrius Gustas (190-G-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored with 17 points. Otis Hill (203-C-74, college: Syracuse) led the winners of the game with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Sasa Ocokoljic (184-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) scored 16, while Matan Naor (194-F-80) added 14.

Barons had 4 points advantage after the first game and increased to 19 points aggregate after a 13:28 in the opening quarter. Even though Israeli team reduced the gap, Latvian team was still in command at 48:36. Iscar Nahariya could not struggle against the visitors, however found a solution in the last quarter. Otis Hill's dunk capped a 7-0 run that closed the gap in the game to 71:67 with less than seven minutes remaining. Sasa Ocokoljic made it 83:80 in the last minute of the show. It was again him who launched a shot from behind the arc, but could not get it in. Latvian Barons won the aggregate win over Iscar Nahariya 161:160 and qualified to next round of EuroCup. The last game between BK Prostejov and Tartu Rock will be tonight.

Iscar Nahariya: Otis Hill 26+8 rebs, Sasa Ocokoljic 16, Matan Naor 14
Barons LMT: Armands Skele 17, Giedrius Gustas 17


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LITHUANIA

Siauliai beats Guildford Heat in ULEB Cup -by Eurobasket News
Siauliai - Guildford Heat 87:72

Lithuanian Siauliai secured their second win in the ULEB Cup edging Guildford Heat at home court. The win saw Siauliai improve to 2-2 record, while English team fell to 0-4 record at the bottom of Group A. The starting pressure from the hosts resulted in Siauliai grabbing a 14:3 lead. The Heat nailed a pair of three pointers to cut the gap but the hosts capped the first quarter with another run to clear off to a 24:10 distance at the break. Mantas Ruikis (198-G/F-85), Marius Prekevicius (196-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Florida) and Donatas Zavackas (203-F-80, college: Pittsburgh) all connected from afar for the home side to enlarge the gap to as many as 20 points. Guildford stayed contestant though as James Jones (193-G/F-83, college: Whitworth) sparked with a couple of difficult jumpers to heat up the intrigue. Tony Dorsey (200-F-70, college: N.Alabama) scored two free throws to cut the gap to 11 points but Antonio Grant (196-F-77, college: S.Carolina) crowned the first half with a jump shot and set a 44:31 advantage for the hosts at the interval.
The third quarter was a tense battle with neither side able to say the decisive word. The hosts cherished the lead but the spark from the visitors late in the third quarter allowed them to close the margin to 11 points 52:63. However Siauliai responded with some accurate shooting from the field and restored a safe cushion. And Tony Dorsey was scoring regularly for the Heat in the fourth period Siauliai drove to a confident victory at the end. Mantas Ruikis finished with 22 points for Siauliai. Donatas Zavackas scored 18 points and pulled down 6 boards for the hosts. Tony Dorsey delivered 20 points and 10 boards for the Heat. Michael Martin (200-F-74) contributed 17 points and 9 boards in a losing clause. Siauliai outrebounded the visitors 30:28 and forced them to 13 turnovers. Siauliai will now head to Spain to take on Joventut in the 5th round. Guildford Heat will host Turk Telecom on December 4.

Siauliai: Mantas Ruikis 22, Donatas Zavackas 18, Antonio Grant 13, Saulius Kuzminskas (210-C/F-82, college: California) 13
Guildford: Tony Dorsey 20+10 boards, Michael Martin 17+9 boards


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MEXICO

Last transactions -by Gianni Pascucci
Lechugueros de Leon announced the agreement with import player Mohammed Woni (208-F/C-77, agency: Sanni Hoops, college: Clemson). He will replace in roster Cameron Koford (215-C-77, college: Utah), who will leave the team. Lawrence Nelson (208-C-76, college: Tulane) will leave Halcones UV Veracruz, he will be replaced by Casey Love (203-F/C-80), last in D-League

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PERU

Regatas one step closer -by Andres Seminario
Regatas Lima (29-2) defeated yesterday 66-57 Real Club (24-7) in a very intense and emotional match, that was decided in the last part of the game by the unforced errors that Real made, and in the other side because of the good ending of the game that Regatas did, forcing Real to make mistakes and taking care of the ball in the offense.
In Regatas Lima Mohamadou Diop played a very good match, making several key plays that helped Regatas to stay in the game.
In Real Club Luigi Casanova lead the way by making several three pointers in crucial parts of the game.
This series is the best of three games, being the next game this Friday in Dibos Coliseum; if Regatas win they would end the series and become the 2007 Peruvian Champion, if Real wins, next and decisive game will be played next Tuesday at Dibos.


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POLAND

Market news -by Karol Machera
Basket Kwidzyn didn't extend the deal with Nate James. American forward has played in three games and averaged 0,7 ppg in 9 mpg.

Jeremy Hunt (196-G-83, agency: CAA Sports, college: Memphis) was fired by Polpharma Starogard Gdanski. The board of the is still looking players for guard and center positions.

Tommy Adams (191-G-80, college: Hampton) has joined the roster of Atlas Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski. He scored two points in his first game vs. Synthesia Pradubice in Central European Basketball League.

J.J. Montgomery replaced BJ Spencer in Gornik Walbrzych. Spencer after coming to Walbrzych failed to be a leader of the team and averaged 5.2 ppg with FGP: 23%. Montgomery has played in Finland and Greek league in the 2006-2007 season.

Serbian point guard Srdjan Jovanovic (194-G-76) was suspended in player's rights and soon he will leave the team of Polpak Swiecie. He didn't come for pracitces becuase of lack of minutes in the games and conflict with the head coach. The team is looking for another player to be a backup for Bobby Dixon. Jovanovic has played in 10 games averaging 1.42 ppg in 7mpg.

Adam Kilian (183-G-86) has signed contract with 1Liga team - Tarnovia Tarnowo Podgorne. He started the season in BT Wozki Pruszkow but he wanted to play more and moved to the team from Tarnowo Podgorne.


ULEB Cup: Russia vs. Poland 1:1 -by Eurobasket News
Khimky secured an overtime road win over Anwil Wloclawek 102:99 in the Round 4 of the ULEB Cup. This became the fourth straight success for Khimky and they remained atop of Group D. It was a thrilling battle of characters and Khimky were just slightly better at the end. Anwil entered the fourth frame up by 5 points 68:63 but Khimky quickly got rid of the deficit. Dyachok put the visitors ahead 80:78 with under 2 minutes remaining in regulation. Henderson nailed 4 free throws for Anwil to regain the lead 82:80. Bartlomiej Woloszyn (197-F-86) added two more from the charity stripe to make it 86:82 with less than a minute to go. But Daniel Ewing (191-G-83, college: Duke) nailed a jumper and then added two more points from the line to cut the gap to 86:87. Henderson answered with perfect free throw shooting to almost pull it away for Anwil but Daniel Ewing was not ready to give it up. He drained a sensational buzzer-beater to force overtime. Daniel Ewing continued his one-man show in extra period nailing 5 straight points for Khimky and lifting them to an 89:84 advantage. Anwil stroke back late in overtime with Bartlomiej Woloszyn cutting the gap to just a single point 93:94. But Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) missed his attempt in the next possession, while Daniel Ewing and Kelly McCarty (201-F-75, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: S.Mississippi) sealed the win for the visitors. Daniel Ewing led the action with game-high 30 points. Vladimir Dyatchok (204-F-80) had 17 points for the winners. Gerrod Henderson (193-G-78, agency: Octagon, college: Louisiana Tech) dropped 25 points for Anwil. Patrick Okafor posted 18 points and 6 boards in the third loss for Anwil.
Meanwhile Turow revenged for Anwil as they beat Unics in Kazan 80:75. Turow built a decisive lead in the first and fourth frames and ran away with the 3rd win at the tournament. Unics at the same time suffered the third loss and slipped to the bottom of the ladder in Group I. It was a close matchup with Turow leading by just 1 point late in the game. Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77, agency: VTBM/SRBM) hit a jumper to put Turow up by 3 with around a minute remaining. Unics could not convert in their next possession and Andres Rodriguez (182-G-81, college: American) enlarged the cushion to 5 points 76:71. Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) however cut the gap from charity stripe, while Sergei Chikalkin (196-G-75) nailed a jumper following Turow's turnover to pull Unics within one point 75:76. Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, college: Washington St.) then hit 2 free throws and David Logan (184-G-82, college: Indianapolis (IN)) added two-point play to steal the win for Turow. David Logan finished with 15 points for Turow. Dragisa Drobnjak and Thomas Kelati contributed 12 points apiece for the winners. Dusko Savanovic responded with 16 points for Unics. Tariq Kirksay (199-F-79, college: Iona) had 14 points and 8 boards for Unics.

Anwil - Khimky 99:102 (OT)
Anwil: Gerrod Henderson 25, Patrick Okafor 18
Khimky: Daniel Ewing 30, Vladimir Dyatchok 17, Kelly McCarty 16

Unics - Turow 75:80
Unics: Dusko Savanovic 16, Tariq Kirksay 14+8 boards
Turow: David Logan 15, Dragisa Drobnjak 12, Thomas Kelati 12


Slask are among leaders in Group G of ULEB Cup -by Eurobasket News
Slask - Asvel Basket 78:65

Slask rolled to an important home victory over Asvel Basket and improved to 3-1 record in Group G. Rashid Atkins (182-G-75, agency: Interperformances, college: St.Joseph's) stepped up to pace the hosts as he tallied 25 points, 6 boards, 6 assists and 4 steals. American import guard notched 5 points to open the scoreline for the hosts and Slask soon led 12:0. Rashid Atkins scored 13 points in the opening 6 minutes for the Polish side and they enjoyed a 22:7 advantage. Lamayn Wilson (203-F-80, college: Troy) however scored 8 consecutive points for Asvel and they stayed in contest 15:29 but it was still Wroclaw team that controlled the momentum. They led by as many as 16 points after the first period. The visitors managed to cut the gap by 4 points in the second term and started to get closer in the third. Lamayn Wilson scored again at the start of the fourth frame to put Asvel within just 2 points from the hosts 56:58. But Torrell Martin (196-G-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Winthrop) reacted with several jumpers to give Slask a breathing space and they held on to the lead till the final buzzer.
Torrell Martin scored 13 points for Slask, while Dominik Tomczyk (205-F/G-74) added 12 points in a winning effort. Chevy Troutman (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Pittsburgh) scored 19 points for the visitors. Lamayn Wilson produced 18 points and 10 boards in defeat. Asvel outrebounded the home team 35:28 but committed 20 turnovers. Slask will next play against Kalev in Tallinn. Asvel fell to 2-2 record and would hosts Gran Canaria in the 5th round.

Slask: Rashid Atkins 25, Torrell Martin 13, Dominik Tomczyk 12
Asvel: Chevy Troutman 19, Lamayn Wilson 18+10 boards


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PUERTO RICO

Boricuas Abroad -by Alessandro Fontana
Uleb Cup time in Europe.
Yesterday in Turkey Besiktas won easily against Ovarense 100-74. Christian Dalmau was the MVP of the game. He scored 24 points (5/5 2pts, 4/8 3pts, 2/2 FT) with 2rebs, 3 steals and 14 assists in 34 minutes. Rick Apodaca played only 16 minutes with 4pts (1/2 2pts, 0/4 3pts, 2/2 FT), 3assts and 2 steals.
In Russia, Unics Kazan was defeated by Turow 80-75. Andres Rodriguez played 32 minutes and He scored 10pts (3/4 2pts, 4/6 FT) with 4rebs and 6 assts.
BORICUAS IN THE STATES
Ricky Sanchez (212-C-87) played yesterday a grate game against Los Angeles in the D-League. His team Idaho Stampede defeated L.A. Defenders 118-110. For Ricky Sanchez 29 minutes with 17 pts (4/8 2pts, 2/4 3pts, 3/4 FT) and 5 rebs.
A. Fontana


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RUSSIA

ULEB Cup: Russia vs. Poland 1:1 -by Eurobasket News
Khimky secured an overtime road win over Anwil Wloclawek 102:99 in the Round 4 of the ULEB Cup. This became the fourth straight success for Khimky and they remained atop of Group D. It was a thrilling battle of characters and Khimky were just slightly better at the end. Anwil entered the fourth frame up by 5 points 68:63 but Khimky quickly got rid of the deficit. Dyachok put the visitors ahead 80:78 with under 2 minutes remaining in regulation. Henderson nailed 4 free throws for Anwil to regain the lead 82:80. Bartlomiej Woloszyn (197-F-86) added two more from the charity stripe to make it 86:82 with less than a minute to go. But Daniel Ewing (191-G-83, college: Duke) nailed a jumper and then added two more points from the line to cut the gap to 86:87. Henderson answered with perfect free throw shooting to almost pull it away for Anwil but Daniel Ewing was not ready to give it up. He drained a sensational buzzer-beater to force overtime. Daniel Ewing continued his one-man show in extra period nailing 5 straight points for Khimky and lifting them to an 89:84 advantage. Anwil stroke back late in overtime with Bartlomiej Woloszyn cutting the gap to just a single point 93:94. But Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) missed his attempt in the next possession, while Daniel Ewing and Kelly McCarty (201-F-75, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: S.Mississippi) sealed the win for the visitors. Daniel Ewing led the action with game-high 30 points. Vladimir Dyatchok (204-F-80) had 17 points for the winners. Gerrod Henderson (193-G-78, agency: Octagon, college: Louisiana Tech) dropped 25 points for Anwil. Patrick Okafor posted 18 points and 6 boards in the third loss for Anwil.
Meanwhile Turow revenged for Anwil as they beat Unics in Kazan 80:75. Turow built a decisive lead in the first and fourth frames and ran away with the 3rd win at the tournament. Unics at the same time suffered the third loss and slipped to the bottom of the ladder in Group I. It was a close matchup with Turow leading by just 1 point late in the game. Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77, agency: VTBM/SRBM) hit a jumper to put Turow up by 3 with around a minute remaining. Unics could not convert in their next possession and Andres Rodriguez (182-G-81, college: American) enlarged the cushion to 5 points 76:71. Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) however cut the gap from charity stripe, while Sergei Chikalkin (196-G-75) nailed a jumper following Turow's turnover to pull Unics within one point 75:76. Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, college: Washington St.) then hit 2 free throws and David Logan (184-G-82, college: Indianapolis (IN)) added two-point play to steal the win for Turow. David Logan finished with 15 points for Turow. Dragisa Drobnjak and Thomas Kelati contributed 12 points apiece for the winners. Dusko Savanovic responded with 16 points for Unics. Tariq Kirksay (199-F-79, college: Iona) had 14 points and 8 boards for Unics.

Anwil - Khimky 99:102 (OT)
Anwil: Gerrod Henderson 25, Patrick Okafor 18
Khimky: Daniel Ewing 30, Vladimir Dyatchok 17, Kelly McCarty 16

Unics - Turow 75:80
Unics: Dusko Savanovic 16, Tariq Kirksay 14+8 boards
Turow: David Logan 15, Dragisa Drobnjak 12, Thomas Kelati 12


Fribourg beats Triumph for the second win in ULEB Cup -by Eurobasket News
Fribourg - Triumph 78:77

Fribourg gained their second victory in ULEB Cup as they overcame Triumph at home. It was the first defeat for the Russian team at the tournament. And it never looked like the defeat for the visitors in the first half. Sergei Toporov (197-F-81) fired a couple of treys midway through the second stanza to put Triumph in front. Russian team then posted a 15:2 rally to drive to a 48:34 lead at halftime. Triumph reached a 16-point advantage in the third quarter and seemed to have been on the way to their 4th victory. But the hosts revived as Ken Johnson (210-C-78, college: Ohio St.) came up with 6 big points for Fribourg that highlighted an 11:2 run for Fribourg. The home team cut the gap to 4 points heading into the fourth frame and soon surged ahead on a three-pointer from Tresor Quidome (192-G-80, agency: Interperformances). The teams exchanged the baskets till the final seconds. Zamansky put Triumoh within one point with 1 minute left. Sergei Toporov then stole the ball and was fouled to sink both free throws and lift Triumph to a 77:76 lead. However Pascal Perrier-David (184-G-75) hit a buzzer-beater and ensured the win for the Swiss team.
Dave Esterkamp (200-F-78, college: Bowling Green) provided 17 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Fribourg. Ken Johnson contributed 15 points and 9 boards, while Tresor Quidome delivered 13 points for the winners. Ognjen Askrabic (207-C/F-79) replied with 13 points and 8 boards. Sergei Toporov and Fedor Likholitov (210-C-80, college: Va Commonwealth) netted 12 points apiece for Triumph. Russian team dominated the boards 34:27 but committed 17 turnovers. Fribourg at the same time shot 51% from the field.

Fribourg: Dave Esterkamp 17, Ken Johnson 15+9 boards, Tresor Quidome 13
Triumph: Ognjen Askrabic 13, Sergei Toporov 12, Fedor Likholitov 12


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SCOTLAND

Archibald scores 9 points in ULEB Cup -by Eurobasket News
Scottish Robert Jr. Archibald (211-C/F-80, college: Illinois) poured in 9 points for Azovmash in ULEB CUP. In game 4 Azovmash struggled to find the right form in the ULEB Cup season as they were thumped by Pamesa Valencia. Ukrainian squad got to a slow start and Pamesa easily ran away to a 27:13 distance after the first frame. Ruben Douglas capped the first quarter with an unbelievable long buzzer-beater to add to Azovmash desperation. Claver set the tone for the second quarter with another long bomb and soon Pamesa found themselves in front by 19 points 34:15. Tomas Delininkaitis and Robert Jr. Archibald connected from beyond the arc for Ukrainian team but it hardly helped as Clover quickly responded with a trey of his own and then assisted to Stanko Barac for a jumper. Pamesa enjoyed a massive 47:26 lead at the interval and maintained it throughout the third stanza. The hosts entered the final frame up by 17 points but Azovmash got their chance as Tomas Delininkaitis and Rodney Buford turned the momentum in favor of the visitors. They came up with straight triples, while Yegor Mescheriakov and Kris Lang delivered from inside to cut the gap to 7 points with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation. But Williams made it clear with three consecutive three-pointers for Pamesa and the home team celebrated their 4th straight win. Azovmash meanwhile fell to 1-3 record and occupied the 5th spot in Group D.
Shammond Williams paced the hosts with 20 points, 5 boards and 3 assists. Ruben Douglas notched 21 points in a winning effort. Kris Lang and Rodney Buford answered with 15 points apiece for Azovmash. Tyus Edney produced 13 points and 6 assists in defeat. Pamesa sank 57% from the field, while Mariupol team converted 43% of field goals and 64% from charity stripe. Azovmash will next face Skyliners at home on December 4.
John Teahan (185-G-71) is having a good time with Tigers from Ireland. He scored 13 points in the first six games for the team. John Teahan averages with 2.67 rebounds also per game.


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SERBIA

Two wins and one defeat for Serbian teams in ULEB Cup -by Dragan Jankovski
At the front of the 3.500 people in Belgrade's hall Pionir, Crvena Zvezda smashed famous Italian team Beghelli Bologna 99-66. Red and white team dominated from the beginning and after every quarter they extended lead more and more. Zvezda went into the last quarter having advantage of 37 points. Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86), who collected 21 points and 5 rebounds, and Miroslav Raicevic (208-C-81, agency: Interperformances), who added 17 points and 7 rebounds, were the best for the winners. Horace Jenkins (186-G-74, college: William Paterson) scored 18 points for visitors. Zvezda currently has 3 wins and 1 defeat while Beghelli Bologna has 1-3.

Hemofram STADA also recorded an easy win beating Hanzevast Capitals from Holland 102-77. In 24h minute orange team already made advantage of 20 points and 3 minutes later they touched margin of 30 points difference. Hemofarm got 16 points from Milos Borisov (201-F-85) while Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Trey Johnson (196-G, college: Jackson St.) scored 12 points each. Kevin Melson (199-F-78, college: Wright St.) scored 22 points for Groningen.

Koln 99ers celebrated against FMP in the finish 89-82. Panthers went on the half time with plus 10 but after that, at the beginning of the third quarter, Koln quickly made turn 59-58. Four minutes remaining in the game Bjelica drained 3-pointer which lead to 8-0 run for Koln what was enough for the win. Milko Bjelica (207-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) led German team netting 18 points. Toby Bailey (196-G/F-75, college: UCLA) followed him scoring 16 points while FMP got 19 points and 5 rebounds from Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86). With this win Koln has 2 wins and 2 defeats while Panthers have just 1 win so far.


Crvena Zvezda - Beghelli Bologna 99-66
(29-15,28-17,24-12,18-22)

Crvena Zvezda:
Dragicevic 21 (5 rebs), Raicevic 17 (7 rebs), Cook 14 (5 as, 3 st)
Beghelli Bologna: Jenkins 18, Calabria 13


Hemofarm STADA - Hanzevast Capitals 102-77
(26-23,25-12,28-23,23-19)

Hemofarm STADA:
Borisov 16, Joksimovic 12, Johnson 12 (7 as)
Hanzevast Capitals: Melson 22 (4 rebs), Heinen 14 (5 rebs)


Koln 99ers - FMP 89-82
(26-24,16-28,24-14,23-16)

Koln 99ers:
Bjelica 18, Bailey 16 (5 st), McElroy 14 (6 rebs, 6 as)
FMP: Samardziski 19 (5 rebs), Krstovic 12 (5 rebs), Erceg 11 (8 rebs)


Partizan is on the 8th place of Eurobasket Top 100 ranking ! -by Dragan Jankovski

On the last published ranking of Top 100 European teams by Eurobasket.com BC Partizan Igokea Beograd is on very good 8th place behind Panathinaikos, Real Madrid, CSKA, Khimky, AXA Barcelona, Joventut and Montepaschi. Reining Serbian and Adriatic league champion has 10 wins and only 1 defeat in Adriatic league while their score in Euroleague is 3-2.

The ranking applies to all European basketball teams. The calculation is based on:
1) Domestic League results
2) European Championships results - single team performance
3) European Championships results - all country teams performance
4) Last 5 weeks record
5) Playoff games are counted higher than regular season games
6) Countries are also ranked according to previous seasons results



Click for complete version of Eurobasket Top 100 Ranking.



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SWEDEN

Plannja knocked out of Eurocup -by Frankie Afzelius
CSK-VVS Samara secured a comfortable 84-70 win over Plannja Basket to progress to the qualifying round of the EuroCup on Tuesday. The Russian side led 91-73 after the first game in Sweden and never looked likely to relinquish that advantage, dominating the boards by 48 rebounds to 35. Marque Perry (186-G-81, agency: Naiditch Entertainment, college: St.Louis) scored 29 points and pulled down nine rebounds, while Dan Oppland (203-F-84, agency: Sports Plus International, college: Valparaiso) managed 23 points for the visitors. In a tight opening quarter CSK managed to take a 25-16 lead, but in the second period Plannja Basket reduced the gap to 39-36 at half-time. Perry then scored 12 points in the third quarter, which CSK finished with 12 unanswered points to lead 63-49 going into the final quarter. Plannja started the fourth quarter with five points without reply to claw their way back into the game again at 63-54. Perry started pouring in the points again though and CSK opened up a 14-point lead at 78-64 with 4:47 remaining to end both the tie and the game as a contest.

CSK-VVS Samara: Perry 29/9, Voronov 15, Scales 13, Alijevas 9, Demeshkin 6, Green 5, Zelenskiy 3, Makanda Etogo 2, Trushkin 2

Plannja Basket: Oppland 23/9, Rosendahl 12, Drains 9, Olsson 9, Enbom 6, Williams Jr 6, Ayuba 3, Larsson 2


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SWITZERLAND

Fribourg beats Triumph for the second win in ULEB Cup -by Eurobasket News
Fribourg - Triumph 78:77

Fribourg gained their second victory in ULEB Cup as they overcame Triumph at home. It was the first defeat for the Russian team at the tournament. And it never looked like the defeat for the visitors in the first half. Sergei Toporov (197-F-81) fired a couple of treys midway through the second stanza to put Triumph in front. Russian team then posted a 15:2 rally to drive to a 48:34 lead at halftime. Triumph reached a 16-point advantage in the third quarter and seemed to have been on the way to their 4th victory. But the hosts revived as Ken Johnson (210-C-78, college: Ohio St.) came up with 6 big points for Fribourg that highlighted an 11:2 run for Fribourg. The home team cut the gap to 4 points heading into the fourth frame and soon surged ahead on a three-pointer from Tresor Quidome (192-G-80, agency: Interperformances). The teams exchanged the baskets till the final seconds. Zamansky put Triumoh within one point with 1 minute left. Sergei Toporov then stole the ball and was fouled to sink both free throws and lift Triumph to a 77:76 lead. However Pascal Perrier-David (184-G-75) hit a buzzer-beater and ensured the win for the Swiss team.
Dave Esterkamp (200-F-78, college: Bowling Green) provided 17 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Fribourg. Ken Johnson contributed 15 points and 9 boards, while Tresor Quidome delivered 13 points for the winners. Ognjen Askrabic (207-C/F-79) replied with 13 points and 8 boards. Sergei Toporov and Fedor Likholitov (210-C-80, college: Va Commonwealth) netted 12 points apiece for Triumph. Russian team dominated the boards 34:27 but committed 17 turnovers. Fribourg at the same time shot 51% from the field.

Fribourg: Dave Esterkamp 17, Ken Johnson 15+9 boards, Tresor Quidome 13
Triumph: Ognjen Askrabic 13, Sergei Toporov 12, Fedor Likholitov 12


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T.OF THE AM-CAS

Hebraica beat the leader, Defensor Sporting -by Hector Lopez
Grady Reynolds (198-F-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: St.John's) scored 22 points and Carlos Wheeler (203-F/C-78, college: Campbellsville) added 18 when Hebraica Macabi defeated the leader Defensor Sporting 92-89. For Defensor was its first defeat after nine straight wins. For Defensor, Diego Castrillon (199-F-75) scored 32 points, David Jackson (196-G-82, college: Penn St.) 19 and Nathan Mielke (210-F-81, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) 9. Other resultys and main scorers (incluiding import players)

Aguada 101 - Josh Murray (201-F-79, college: IUPU-Indianapolis) 37 (4/7, 10/14, 5/7)n and 12 rebounds Kenya Carruthers (201-F-79, college: Ks Wesleyan) 22 adn 13 rebounds
Sayagpo 86 -'Pop' Thornton (201-F-74, college: W.Kentucky) 34 (0/0, 13/19 8/11) and 10 reboudns, Alejandro Barrios (205-F-79, agency: Edge Sports) 15 and 4 blocks
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Bigua 89 - Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M) 22, Kevin Young (206-C-84, college: Missouri) 20 and 17 rebounds, Mark Alan Bortz (208-F-82, college: Buffalo) 19
Soriano 71 -Facundo Hernandez (186-G-81) 12 Raymond Hugley (208-C-75, college: Cent.Missouri St.) 8, Allen Lovett (196-F/G, college: Texas Southern) 1
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Malvin 84 - Fernando Martinez (170-G-79) 32, Kim Adams (203-F/C-82, college: Arkansas St.) 14, Alexander Blackwell (205-F/C-70, agency: Duran International, college: Monmouth) 13
Welcome 78 - Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Park) 24, Jamaal Wise (196-F-83, college: Rhode Island) 22
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Trouville 100 - Thurman Zimmerman (196-F/G-83, college: S.Carolina St.) 24 and 11 rebounds, Delano Thomas (203-F-82, college: Shawnee St.) 11 and 14 rebounds
Atenas 99 -Richard Matienzo (202-F/C-69, college: Miami Dade CC) 28, Hakeem Rollins (202-C/F-83, agency: CAA Sports, college: Washington) 16 and 8 rebounds, Morris Hall (185-G-82, college: Wayne St., MI) 16
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Paysandu 92 -
Union Atletica 81-


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U.KINGDOM

Siauliai beats Guildford Heat in ULEB Cup -by Eurobasket News
Siauliai - Guildford Heat 87:72

Lithuanian Siauliai secured their second win in the ULEB Cup edging Guildford Heat at home court. The win saw Siauliai improve to 2-2 record, while English team fell to 0-4 record at the bottom of Group A. The starting pressure from the hosts resulted in Siauliai grabbing a 14:3 lead. The Heat nailed a pair of three pointers to cut the gap but the hosts capped the first quarter with another run to clear off to a 24:10 distance at the break. Mantas Ruikis (198-G/F-85), Marius Prekevicius (196-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Florida) and Donatas Zavackas (203-F-80, college: Pittsburgh) all connected from afar for the home side to enlarge the gap to as many as 20 points. Guildford stayed contestant though as James Jones (193-G/F-83, college: Whitworth) sparked with a couple of difficult jumpers to heat up the intrigue. Tony Dorsey (200-F-70, college: N.Alabama) scored two free throws to cut the gap to 11 points but Antonio Grant (196-F-77, college: S.Carolina) crowned the first half with a jump shot and set a 44:31 advantage for the hosts at the interval.
The third quarter was a tense battle with neither side able to say the decisive word. The hosts cherished the lead but the spark from the visitors late in the third quarter allowed them to close the margin to 11 points 52:63. However Siauliai responded with some accurate shooting from the field and restored a safe cushion. And Tony Dorsey was scoring regularly for the Heat in the fourth period Siauliai drove to a confident victory at the end. Mantas Ruikis finished with 22 points for Siauliai. Donatas Zavackas scored 18 points and pulled down 6 boards for the hosts. Tony Dorsey delivered 20 points and 10 boards for the Heat. Michael Martin (200-F-74) contributed 17 points and 9 boards in a losing clause. Siauliai outrebounded the visitors 30:28 and forced them to 13 turnovers. Siauliai will now head to Spain to take on Joventut in the 5th round. Guildford Heat will host Turk Telecom on December 4.

Siauliai: Mantas Ruikis 22, Donatas Zavackas 18, Antonio Grant 13, Saulius Kuzminskas (210-C/F-82, college: California) 13
Guildford: Tony Dorsey 20+10 boards, Michael Martin 17+9 boards


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U.S.VIRGIN ISL.

Paradise Jam Tournament Digest -by David Edole

By JIM UTTER of the Charlotte Observer
Nice job by tournament organizers to get the communities of the U.S. Virgin Islands involved in this four-day event. Students at different schools attended games, schools took turns in shooting contests to win money for their schools and several local bands and dancing troupes performed at halftime and during timeouts.
• There has been plenty of downtime built into the tournament for the eight teams visiting St. Thomas. On Charlotte's off day Sunday, the 49ers took a snorkeling trip to some reefs a few miles offshore. Before today's late afternoon flight back to Charlotte, the team will make a shopping trip in downtown Charlotte Amalie.



2008 Paradise Jam Preview: Uconn, Miami, LaSalle, Wisconsin, Iona, San Diego, Valparaiso and Southern Miss have all committed to the Jam.






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UKRAINE

Lukoil Academic becomes the first team to upset BC Kyiv -by Eurobasket News
Lukoil Academic - BC Kyiv 95:87 (32-31, 14-14, 21-21, 28-21)

Ukrainian BC Kyiv lost the first game in ULEB Cup being upset in Bulgaria by Lukoil Academic 95:87. Winning by 74:75 in the end of the game Kyiv missed 3-12 run and lost the campaign. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) was unstoppable with 33 points for the winners. Riste Stefanov (198-G-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services) nailed 18, while Donta Smith (201-G-83, college: SE Illinois JC) scored 12. Manuchar Markoishvili (196-G-86) top-scored for Ukrainian squad with 19 points.

Both squads started with an offensive game nailing 63 points in the opening quarter. Lukoil was a bit luckier to take 32:31 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. In the second period Lukoil Academic reached 43:35, but after that suddenly they coulnd't score a single basket. Anyway Bulgarian squad enjoyed 45:44 margin at the half.
In a tough third quarter Donta Smith made the play of the day, completing a huge slam dunk as his team took 67:66. Kyiv grabbed 74:75 lead in the end of the fourth, but could keep the score for good. Lukoil's lead grew up to 86:78 and the team finished the night with 95:87 victory. BC Kyiv is 3-1 in Group H now, while Lukoil tied at 2-2. The next games are planned for December 4-5.

Lukoil Academic: Pero Antic 33, Riste Stefanov 18, Donta Smith 12+8 rebs
BC Kyiv: Manuchar Markoishvili 19, Eugene Jeter (179-G-83, agency: CAA Sports, college: Portland) 18, Artur Drozdov (198-G-80) 18


Azovmash gets victimized in Valencia -by Eurobasket News
Pamesa - Azovmash 95:77

Azovmash struggle to find the right form in the ULEB Cup season as they were thumped by Pamesa Valencia in the 4th round of the tournament. Azovmash got to a slow start and Pamesa easily ran away to a 27:13 distance after the first frame. Ruben Douglas (193-G-79, college: N.Mexico) capped the first quarter with an unbelievable long buzzer-beater to add to Azovmash desperation. Claver set the tone for the second quarter with another long bomb and soon Pamesa found themselves in front by 19 points 34:15. Tomas Delininkaitis (192-G-82, agency: Interperformances) and Robert Jr. Archibald (211-C/F-80, college: Illinois) connected from beyond the arc for Ukrainian team but it hardly helped as Clover quickly responded with a trey of his own and then assisted to Stanko Barac for a jumper. Pamesa enjoyed a massive 47:26 lead at the interval and maintained it throughout the third stanza. The hosts entered the final frame up by 17 points but Azovmash got their chance as Tomas Delininkaitis and Rodney Buford (196-G-77, college: Creighton) turned the momentum in favor of the visitors. They came up with straight triples, while Yegor Mescheriakov (205-F-76, college: George Washington) and Kris Lang (211-F/C-79, agency: SportsTalent, college: N.Carolina) delivered from inside to cut the gap to 7 points with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation. But Williams made it clear with three consecutive three-pointers for Pamesa and the home team celebrated their 4th straight win. Azovmash meanwhile fell to 1-3 record and occupied the 5th spot in Group D.
Shammond Williams (187-G-75, college: N.Carolina) paced the hosts with 20 points, 5 boards and 3 assists. Ruben Douglas notched 21 points in a winning effort. Kris Lang and Rodney Buford answered with 15 points apiece for Azovmash. Tyus Edney (178-G-73, college: UCLA) produced 13 points and 6 assists in defeat. Pamesa sank 57% from the field, while Mariupol team converted 43% of field goals and 64% from charity stripe. Azovmash will next face Skyliners at home on December 4.

Pamesa: Ruben Douglas 21, Shammond Williams 20
Azovmash: Kris Lang 15, Rodney Buford 15, Tyus Edney 13


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ULEB CUP

Lukoil Academic becomes the first team to upset BC Kyiv -by Eurobasket News
Lukoil Academic - BC Kyiv 95:87 (32-31, 14-14, 21-21, 28-21)

Ukrainian BC Kyiv lost the first game in ULEB Cup being upset in Bulgaria by Lukoil Academic 95:87. Winning by 74:75 in the end of the game Kyiv missed 3-12 run and lost the campaign. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) was unstoppable with 33 points for the winners. Riste Stefanov (198-G-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services) nailed 18, while Donta Smith (201-G-83, college: SE Illinois JC) scored 12. Manuchar Markoishvili (196-G-86) top-scored for Ukrainian squad with 19 points.

Both squads started with an offensive game nailing 63 points in the opening quarter. Lukoil was a bit luckier to take 32:31 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. In the second period Lukoil Academic reached 43:35, but after that suddenly they coulnd't score a single basket. Anyway Bulgarian squad enjoyed 45:44 margin at the half.
In a tough third quarter Donta Smith made the play of the day, completing a huge slam dunk as his team took 67:66. Kyiv grabbed 74:75 lead in the end of the fourth, but could keep the score for good. Lukoil's lead grew up to 86:78 and the team finished the night with 95:87 victory. BC Kyiv is 3-1 in Group H now, while Lukoil tied at 2-2. The next games are planned for December 4-5.

Lukoil Academic: Pero Antic 33, Riste Stefanov 18, Donta Smith 12+8 rebs
BC Kyiv: Manuchar Markoishvili 19, Eugene Jeter (179-G-83, agency: CAA Sports, college: Portland) 18, Artur Drozdov (198-G-80) 18


Azovmash gets victimized in Valencia -by Eurobasket News
Pamesa - Azovmash 95:77

Azovmash struggle to find the right form in the ULEB Cup season as they were thumped by Pamesa Valencia in the 4th round of the tournament. Azovmash got to a slow start and Pamesa easily ran away to a 27:13 distance after the first frame. Ruben Douglas (193-G-79, college: N.Mexico) capped the first quarter with an unbelievable long buzzer-beater to add to Azovmash desperation. Claver set the tone for the second quarter with another long bomb and soon Pamesa found themselves in front by 19 points 34:15. Tomas Delininkaitis (192-G-82, agency: Interperformances) and Robert Jr. Archibald (211-C/F-80, college: Illinois) connected from beyond the arc for Ukrainian team but it hardly helped as Clover quickly responded with a trey of his own and then assisted to Stanko Barac for a jumper. Pamesa enjoyed a massive 47:26 lead at the interval and maintained it throughout the third stanza. The hosts entered the final frame up by 17 points but Azovmash got their chance as Tomas Delininkaitis and Rodney Buford (196-G-77, college: Creighton) turned the momentum in favor of the visitors. They came up with straight triples, while Yegor Mescheriakov (205-F-76, college: George Washington) and Kris Lang (211-F/C-79, agency: SportsTalent, college: N.Carolina) delivered from inside to cut the gap to 7 points with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation. But Williams made it clear with three consecutive three-pointers for Pamesa and the home team celebrated their 4th straight win. Azovmash meanwhile fell to 1-3 record and occupied the 5th spot in Group D.
Shammond Williams (187-G-75, college: N.Carolina) paced the hosts with 20 points, 5 boards and 3 assists. Ruben Douglas notched 21 points in a winning effort. Kris Lang and Rodney Buford answered with 15 points apiece for Azovmash. Tyus Edney (178-G-73, college: UCLA) produced 13 points and 6 assists in defeat. Pamesa sank 57% from the field, while Mariupol team converted 43% of field goals and 64% from charity stripe. Azovmash will next face Skyliners at home on December 4.

Pamesa: Ruben Douglas 21, Shammond Williams 20
Azovmash: Kris Lang 15, Rodney Buford 15, Tyus Edney 13


Two wins and one defeat for Serbian teams in round 4 -by Dragan Jankovski
At the front of the 3.500 people in Belgrade's hall Pionir, Crvena Zvezda smashed famous Italian team Beghelli Bologna 99-66. Red and white team dominated from the beginning and after every quarter they extended lead more and more. Zvezda went into the last quarter having advantage of 37 points. Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86), who collected 21 points and 5 rebounds, and Miroslav Raicevic (208-C-81, agency: Interperformances), who added 17 points and 7 rebounds, were the best for the winners. Horace Jenkins (186-G-74, college: William Paterson) scored 18 points for visitors. Zvezda currently has 3 wins and 1 defeat while Beghelli Bologna has 1-3.

Hemofram STADA also recorded an easy win beating Hanzevast Capitals from Holland 102-77. In 24h minute orange team already made advantage of 20 points and 3 minutes later they touched margin of 30 points difference. Hemofarm got 16 points from Milos Borisov (201-F-85) while Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Trey Johnson (196-G, college: Jackson St.) scored 12 points each. Kevin Melson (199-F-78, college: Wright St.) scored 22 points for Groningen.

Koln 99ers celebrated against FMP in the finish 89-82. Panthers went on the half time with plus 10 but after that, at the beginning of the third quarter, Koln quickly made turn 59-58. Four minutes remaining in the game Bjelica drained 3-pointer which lead to 8-0 run for Koln what was enough for the win. Milko Bjelica (207-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) led German team netting 18 points. Toby Bailey (196-G/F-75, college: UCLA) followed him scoring 16 points while FMP got 19 points and 5 rebounds from Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86). With this win Koln has 2 wins and 2 defeats while Panthers have just 1 win so far.


Crvena Zvezda - Beghelli Bologna 99-66
(29-15,28-17,24-12,18-22)

Crvena Zvezda:
Dragicevic 21 (5 rebs), Raicevic 17 (7 rebs), Cook 14 (5 as, 3 st)
Beghelli Bologna: Jenkins 18, Calabria 13


Hemofarm STADA - Hanzevast Capitals 102-77
(26-23,25-12,28-23,23-19)

Hemofarm STADA:
Borisov 16, Joksimovic 12, Johnson 12 (7 as)
Hanzevast Capitals: Melson 22 (4 rebs), Heinen 14 (5 rebs)


Koln 99ers - FMP 89-82
(26-24,16-28,24-14,23-16)

Koln 99ers:
Bjelica 18, Bailey 16 (5 st), McElroy 14 (6 rebs, 6 as)
FMP: Samardziski 19 (5 rebs), Krstovic 12 (5 rebs), Erceg 11 (8 rebs)


Slask are among leaders in Group G of ULEB Cup -by Eurobasket News
Slask - Asvel Basket 78:65

Slask rolled to an important home victory over Asvel Basket and improved to 3-1 record in Group G. Rashid Atkins (182-G-75, agency: Interperformances, college: St.Joseph's) stepped up to pace the hosts as he tallied 25 points, 6 boards, 6 assists and 4 steals. American import guard notched 5 points to open the scoreline for the hosts and Slask soon led 12:0. Rashid Atkins scored 13 points in the opening 6 minutes for the Polish side and they enjoyed a 22:7 advantage. Lamayn Wilson (203-F-80, college: Troy) however scored 8 consecutive points for Asvel and they stayed in contest 15:29 but it was still Wroclaw team that controlled the momentum. They led by as many as 16 points after the first period. The visitors managed to cut the gap by 4 points in the second term and started to get closer in the third. Lamayn Wilson scored again at the start of the fourth frame to put Asvel within just 2 points from the hosts 56:58. But Torrell Martin (196-G-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Winthrop) reacted with several jumpers to give Slask a breathing space and they held on to the lead till the final buzzer.
Torrell Martin scored 13 points for Slask, while Dominik Tomczyk (205-F/G-74) added 12 points in a winning effort. Chevy Troutman (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Pittsburgh) scored 19 points for the visitors. Lamayn Wilson produced 18 points and 10 boards in defeat. Asvel outrebounded the home team 35:28 but committed 20 turnovers. Slask will next play against Kalev in Tallinn. Asvel fell to 2-2 record and would hosts Gran Canaria in the 5th round.

Slask: Rashid Atkins 25, Torrell Martin 13, Dominik Tomczyk 12
Asvel: Chevy Troutman 19, Lamayn Wilson 18+10 boards


Ventspils and ASK Riga successful at home -by Eurobasket News
Both Latvian representatives in ULEB Cup posted wins in the 4th round of the tournament. Ventspils overcame Elan Chalon in Group B. ASK Riga left no chance for Pau-Orthez in Group H action.
Ventspils outscored Elan Chalon 81:71 for the third victory at the tournament at the Ventspils Nafta Hall. It was a wisely crafted scenario from the home team. Ventspils played an aggressive basketball in the first half and building a comfortable advantage allowed themselves to slow down a bit and cruised to an overall victory in the second part of the encounter. A sharp-shooting in the opening quarter was a key to Ventspils success. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, college: S.Florida) nailed a couple of three-pointers, while Akin Akingbala (208-F-83, college: Clemson) and Aigars Vitols (194-G-76, agency: Interperformances) provided back-up with nearly perfect shooting from middle range to keep Ventspils going. Elan Chalon capped the first period with a 5:0 run but still trailed by 11 points after it. Jimmy Baxter ignited another rally from the hosts early in the second term as they cleared off to a 40:23 distance. The visitors never recovered till the main break and trailed by 17 points at the interval. Ventspils continued to mount pressure at the start of the third stanza and enlarged the cushion to 18 points. From now on the hosts wisely held on to the advantage and kept Elan Chalon at a safe distance. Aigars Vitols scored 17 points for the winners. Jimmy Baxter fired 15 points as Ventspils improved to 3-1 record.
ASK Riga entered the 4th round with a 1-2 record in store and needed to win to stay alive in Group H action. And they did in style thumping Pau-Orthez 80:60 at Riga Arena. It was a well-balanced effort from the hosts that saw them dismantle French side. ASK Riga stunned the visitors early in the game as Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU) scored 6 straight points and Sandis Valters (193-G/F-78, agency: Arik Krayn Services) added a trey to make it a 9:0 lead for the home team. ASK Riga enlarged the margin to 22:5 late in the first quarter and just a three-pointer from Ferchaud allowed Pau-Orthez to trail by 14 points heading into the second period. Pau-Orthez however sparked with a 10:5 rally at the beginning of the second term and clipped Riga's lead to 9 points. But Raitis Grafs (210-C-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Valparaiso) and Bertrans baskets put the hosts in front 36:22 at halftime. ASK Riga looked very confident at the third stanza as they controlled the pace and rolled to a 54:39 advantage after three quarters. Pau-Orthez had little counterarguments in the final frame and lost their third game in the Cup. Five ASK Riga players scored in double figures. Raitis Grafs and Dwayne Broyles delivered 14 points apiece to lead the home team. Sandis Valters and Aaron Bramlett contributed 12 points each for ASK Riga as they climbed to 2-2 record. David Young (196-G/F-81, college: N.C.Central) responded with game-high 16 points for French team. Cedric Ferchaud (195-F-80) nailed 11 points in defeat.

Ventspils - Elan Chalon 81:71
Ventspils: Aigars Vitols 17, Jimmy Baxter 15, Akin Akingbala 13+10 boards
Elan Chalon: Bryan Brian Bracey (201-F-78, college: Oregon) 14, John Ford (207-C/F-78, college: Colorado St.) 13

ASK Riga - Pau-Orthez 80:60
ASK Riga: Raitis Grafs 14, Dwayne Broyles 14, Sandis Valters 12, Aaron Bramlett 12
Pau-Orthez: David Young 16, Cedric Ferchaud 11


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VENEZUELA

LNB 2007 Finals - Game 3: Macizos take the lead at home -by Francisco Vega

Macizos de Guayana returned to Ciudad Bolivar with a victory against Pescadores de Sucre, in Game 3 of Liga Nacional de Baloncesto's Finals. The final score was a tight 96-95 and the hosts are now one game shy of their first ever championship title.


Macizos de Guayana 96 - Pescadores de Sucre 95

Boris Planchart Gymnasium - Ciudad Bolivar, Bolivar

(Macizos lead the Finals 2-1)

Quarter by quarter
MAC: 25+28+19+25= 96
PES: 20+23+32+20= 95

Scorers
PES: Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) 28 points, Ronald Blackshear (196-G-78) 16 points, Henry Caten (201-F-80) 10 points

MAC: Axier Sucre (198-F-78) 24 points, Darwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 14 points, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 11 points, David Cedeno (190-G-83) 10 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 9 points



LNB 2007 Finals - Game 1: Macizos get ahead with away triumph over Pescadores -by Francisco Vega

Macizos de Guayana surprised Pescadores de Sucre in Game 1 if the LNB 2007 Finals series, by defeating them in Cumana, 105-104, and getting ahead in the best-of-five faceoff.


Macizos de Guayana 105 - Pescadores de Sucre 104

Morochito Rodriguez Gymnasium - Cumana, Sucre

(Macizos lead the Finals 1-0)

Quarter by quarter
PES: 26+26+26+26= 104
MAC: 33+18+27+27= 105

Scorers
PES: Luis Bethelmi (200-C-86) 25 points, Roberto Basanta (193-F) 23 points

MAC: David Cedeno (190-G-83) 30 points, Axier Sucre (198-F-78) 24 points, Darwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 16 points




LNB 2007 Finals - Game 2: Pescadores saves honor at home, ties things up -by Francisco Vega

Pescadores de Sucre took revenge on Macizos de Guyana in Game 2 of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto 2007 Finals, by earning a victory at home, 81-72, that ties the series 1-1 as it travels to Ciudad Bolivar for the next couple of matches.


Pescadores de Sucre 81 - Macizos de Guayana 72

Morochito Rodriguez Gymnasium - Cumana, Sucre

(Series tied 1-1)

Quarter by quarter
PES: 20+20+21+20= 81
MAC: 18+14+21+19= 72

Scorers
PES: Luis Bethelmi (200-C-86) 24 points, Henry Caten (201-F-80) 19 points, Roberto Basanta (193-F) 13 points, Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) 11 points

MAC: David Cedeno (190-G-83) 16 points, Axier Sucre (198-F-78) 12 points, Darwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 11 points, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 9 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 9 points



LNB 2007 Finals - Game 4: Pescadores staying alive, force fifth game -by Francisco Vega

Macizos de Guayana returned to Ciudad Bolivar with a victory against Pescadores de Sucre, in Game 3 of Liga Nacional de Baloncesto's Finals. The final score was a tight 96-95 and the hosts are now one game shy of their first ever championship title.


Pescadores de Sucre 92 - Macizos de Guayana 90

Boris Planchart Gymnasium - Ciudad Bolivar, Bolivar

(Series tied 2-2)

Quarter by quarter
MAC: 29+13+21+27= 90
PES: 29+13+25+25= 92

Scorers
PES: Luis Bethelmi (200-C-86) 26 points, Henry Caten (201-F-80) 18 points

MAC: Johnell Smith (186-G-80) 23 points, Axier Sucre (198-F-78) 14 points





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Women News

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EUROLEAGUE (W) - Women

Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group A
1. CSKA 4-0
2. MKB Eur. 2-2
3. Fenerbahce 2-2
4. TTT Riga 2-2
5. Villeneuve 1-2
6. Napoli 0-3
Group B
1. UMMC 4-0
2. Wisla 2-2
3. Bourges 1-3
4. USK Praha 1-2
5. Halcon 1-2
6. Sibenik 2-2
Group C
1. Gambrinus 3-1
2. Spartak MR 3-1
3. Lotos 1-2
4. USVO 2-2
5. Kosit 2013 1-3
6. Dexia 1-2
Group D
1. Ros Casares 4-0
2. Pecsi 3-1
3. Dynamo M. 2-2
4. Faenza 1-3
5. TEO Vilnius 1-3
6. Mondeville 1-3


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FRANCE - Women

EuroLeague: Getting better as USVO and Mondeville win but Bourges lose -by Leslie Anderson

Valenciennes USVO once again had to work hard and despite the good work of Gomis during the third period they could not put away Kosit 2013 Kosice as the game went to the wire and was decided on the free throw line by Krissy Bade (62-58).



Cercle Jean Mace Bourges hit 8 consecutive free throws during the 3rd period and looked odds on to win against UMMC Ekaterinburg but missed important free throws in fourth quarter which finally cost them the game. UMMC also had a bad night from the free throw line ibut ronically won the match from two free throws by Kristi Harrower in the last minute. It was just as well because Penny Taylor missed a couple that would have secured the game allowing Cercle Jean Mace Bourges the chance to take the game into over time from the charity stripe, however . Celine Dumerc on her return to action after her layoff split the pair and Cercle Jean Mace Bourges lost (57-56).


You can find a more detailed report of these game here


For the first time this season in Europe, USO Mondeville gave a display in the art of 3-point shooting. Caroline Aubert hit six 3-pointer while Pauline Jannault and Lenae Williams had four each as USO Mondeville crushed Dynamo Moscow at home (91-62). Naura El Gargati (192-F-80) also had another complete game picking up a double-double with 12 points and 13 points. Caroline Aubert dished out 8 assists to add to her 22 points. Dynamo have not travelled well that season and this is one game that they will quicky want to forget.





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ISRAEL - Women

9th round results -by Gil Goshen

Bnot Hsharon conyinue to win ( 7:0 ) ....Hpoel Tel Aviv continue to loose ( 0-7 )...

Tanish Wright - gg basketbal, agency led her team Bnot Hsharon with 31 points along with Mistie Williams - gg basketball agency 24 points and Abiola Wabara gg basketball agency 11 points .

IT WAS THE NIGHT OF Elitzur Hulon who won the game vs. the Champion from Ramla. !!!

IVORY LATTA - gg basketball, agency had great game 40 points !!!!!!! with help of Detrina White gg basketball agency 14 rb. and great defence work - 3 block shots at crucial time on

Chasity Melvin.



For Raanana Hertzeliya:
Tanisha Wright 31 pts
Mistie Williams 24 pts
Ornit Shwartz 14 pts
Abiola Wabara 11 pts
Katia Levitzky & Neda Djuric 7 pts each
Chen Nussel 6 pts

For Tel Kabir:
Renee Taylor 34 pts
Michelle Woods 24 pts
Shaun Gortman 14 pts
Adi Kindler 8 pts
Shirit Porat 5 pts
Anat Goldberg & Michal Miron 2 pts each



Electra Ramat Hasharon 85 - Hapoel Tel Aviv 68
Elizur Holon 79 - Elizur Ramla 75
Bnei Yehuda 85 - Maccabi Ramat Hen 86
Raanana Hertzliya 100 - Maccabi Tel Kabir 89

For Ramat Hsharon:

Deanna Jackson 19 pts
Shimrit Gigi 18 pts
Daliborka Vilipic 14 pts
Rada Vidovic & Merav Dori 10 pts each
Limor Mizrachi 9 pts
Nomi Kolodny 5 pts
Jia Perkins didn't play.

For Hapoel:
Bozna Erceg 18 pts
Edneisha Curry 12 pts


For Holon:
Ivory Latta 40 pts
Vikci Hall 10 pts
DeTrina White 7 pts, 14 rebs
Inbal Mizrachi, Lin Golan & Shiran Zairy 6 pts each
Liel Ochanon 4 pts

For Ramla:
Chasity Melvin 15 pts
Natasha Andjelic 13 pts
Tangela Smith 12 pts
Shay Doron 11 pts
Ina Gourevitch 10 pts
Taly Noy 6 pts
Laine Selwyn 5 pts, 8 rebs
Katia Abramzon 3 pts


For Ramat Hen:
Tatyana Troina 24 pts, 8 rebs
Edwina Brown 18 pts, 14 rebs
Kasha Terry 12 pts, 9 rebs
Ekaterina Dimitrova & Shiri Sharon 9 pts each
Lena Mustafina 8 pts
Sharon Zeevi 6 pts

For Bnei Yehuda:
La'Tangela Atkinson 24 pts, 9 rebs
Kamesha Hairston 23 pts, 9 rebs
Rivi Grinboym 21 pts, 7 rebs
Ayelet Cohen 7 pts
Tal Salz 5 pts
Natasha Braztkova 3 pts
LaToya Bond 2 pts, 6 ast



Ivory Latta (168-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: N.Carolina)


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PARAGUAY - Women

Female Super Cup on 1-1 -by Gianni Pascucci
The second showdown between Olimpia and Sol de America was won by Sol 66-62. Olimpia had took the win in Game 1 86-72, in consequence there will be another game more before to know the Absolute Champion 2007, and this Game 3 is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 29.

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POLAND - Women

FGE Gameday 8: MVP - Monika Krawiec -by Wojciech Strzebinczyk

Wisła Can-Pack Krakow - KK AZS Jelenia Gora 81:29 (20:7, 20:11, 22:6, 19:5)
Wisła Can-Pack Krakow:
Monika Krawiec 20, Candice Dupree 10, Ewelina Kobryn 10, Dorota Gburczyk 9, Agata Gajda 7, Magdalena Radwan 6, Jelena Skerovic 5, Anna Wielebnowska 4, Agnieszka Pałka 4, Anna DeForge 4, Agnieszka Fikiel 2, Natalia Trafimawa 0.
KK AZS Jelenia Gora: Natalia Małaszewska 12, Agnieszka Balsam 7, Agnieszka Kret 6, Dorota Wojcik 2, Joanna Dłutowska 2, Beata Andrzejczak 0, Dorota Arodź 0, Żaneta Sojka 0, Anna Lara 0, Marta Misztal 0.

PKM Duda PWSZ Leszno - Cukierki Odra Brzeg 84:51 (32:16, 24:10, 19:11, 9:14)
PKM Duda PWSZ Leszno: Constance Jinks 18, Martyna Koc 16, Edyta Krysiewicz 15, Agnieszka Makowska 13, Olga Żytomirska 6, Agnieszka Budnik 6, Monika Siwczak 5, Anna Talarczyk 3, Anna Krzywicka 2, Agnieszka Krol 0, Monika Soroczyńska 0.
Cukierki Odra Brzeg: Ałła Jurlagina 11, Ludmiła Lyubarska 10, Khaili Sanders 10, Mirela Pułtorak 9, Daria Cybulak 3, Justyna Daniel 3, Małgorzata Kudłak 3, Agata Bachryj 2, Magdalena Rzeźnik 0, Joei Clyburn 0.

INEA AZS Poznań - Arcus SMS PZKosz Łomianki 93:32 (23:5, 15:13, 25:3, 30:11)
INEA AZS Poznań: Weronika Idczak 22, Joanna Jarkowska 14, Anna Pamuła 10, Monika Sibora 9, Agata Rafałowicz 6, Beata Krupska- Tyszkiewicz 6, Reda Aleliunaite-Jankowska 6, Monika Ciecierska 5, Małgorzata Mycka 5, Paulina Dąbkowska 5, Joanna Lorek 3, Marlena Wdowczyk 2.
Arcus SMS PZKosz Łomianki: Agnieszka Śnieżek 9, Olivia Tomiałowicz 5, Aneta Kotnis 5, Agnieszka Modelska 4, Katarzyna Bednarczyk 3, Agata Bogusz 3, Katarzyna Cwiklińska 2, Kamila Kowalewska 1, Claudia Sosnowska 0, Aleksandra Jagodzińska 0.

Lotos PKO BP Gdynia - Utex ROW Rybnik 100:69 (23:26, 30:13, 18:12, 29:18)
Lotos PKO BP Gdynia:
Ganna Zarytska 24, Magdalena Leciejewska 14, Magda Bibrzycka 12, Marta Jujka 11, Slobodanka Maksimovic 9, Jekaterina Snicyna 8, Anna Breitreiner 7, Natalia Waligorska 6, Karolina Ambrosiewicz 5, Dominique Canty 4.
Utex ROW Rybnik: Hollie Merideth 19, Edyta Błaszczak 13, Magdalena Skorek 12, Joanna Gorzyńska-Szymczak 11, Olena Proszczenko 8, Barbara Głocka 2, Joanna Czajkowska 2, Agnieszka Jaroszewicz 2, Małgorzata Chomicka 0, Karolina Stanek 0.

KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp. - CCC Polkowice 89:52 (27:16, 23:11, 23:11, 16:14)
KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp.: Justyna Żurowska 16, Agnieszka Szott 15, Denaimou N'Garsanet 14, Katarzyna Ristic 13, Carrie Moore 13, Aleksandra Chomac 9, Małgorzata Babicka 4, Joanna Czarnecka 3, Aleksandra Karpińska 2, Katarzyna Czubak 0, Barbara Kaszewska 0.
CCC Polkowice: Petra Stampalija 12, Aya Traore 10, Justyna Jeziorna 8, Ilona Jasnowska 6, Anna Szycko 6, Łucja Tomczak 4, Frances Carvajal 4, Veronika Bortelova 2, Magdalena Pietrzak 0, Jennifer Lacy 0

Energa Toruń - ŁKS Siemens AGD Łodź 74:77 (12:15, 19:18, 18:23, 21:14, 4:7)

Energa Toruń: Meredith Alexis 14, Alicja Perlińska 9, Emilia Tłumak 9, Joanna Chełczyńska 9, Lindsay Taylor 8, Justyna Grabowska 6, Anna Marczewska 6, Lada Kowalenko 6, Beata Predehl 5, Patrycja Bajerska 2, Katarzyna Januszek 0.
ŁKS Siemens AGD Łodź: Edyta Koryzna 23, Katarzyna Kenig 17, Sylwia Wlaźlak 12, Jennifer Humphrey 11, Renata Oliveira 10, Dorota Sobczyk 4, Agnieszka Wilk 0.



FGE Gameday 9 -by Wojciech Strzebinczyk
MUKS Poznań - Wisła Can-Pack Krakow 67:87 (16:23, 18:11, 19:31, 14:22)
MUKS: Agnieszka Skobel 18, Ilona Mądra 12, Żaneta Durak 9, Okeisha Howard 6, Paulina Antczak 6, Justyna Nieznalska 6, Katarzyna Rezler 3, Martyna Mickow 3, Lindsay Hugstad-Vaa 2, Barbara Skowronek 2.
Wisła: Candice Dupree 20, Jelena Skerovic 17, Anna DeForge 16, Dorota Gburczyk 10, Ewelina Kobryn 9, Agata Gajda 5, Agnieszka Pałka 5, Marta Fernandez 3, Anna Wielebnowska 2, Monika Krawiec 0, Natalia Trafimawa 0.

KK AZS Jelenia Gora - INEA AZS Poznań 58:72 (17:16, 11:28, 6:14, 24:14)
KK AZS: Natalia Małaszewska 24, Agnieszka Kret 10, Dorota Arodź 8, Dorota Wojcik 6, Agnieszka Balsam 5, Joanna Dłutowska 3, Żaneta Sojka 2.
INEA AZS: Joanna Jarkowska 17, Monika Ciecierska 13, Reda Aleliunaite-Jankowska 13, Małgorzata Mycka 9, Weronika Idczak 8, Monika Sibora 5, Anna Pamuła 5, Paulina Dąbkowska 2, Beata Krupska- Tyszkiewicz 0, Agata Rafałowicz 0, Marlena Wdowczyk 0.

Cukierki Odra Brzeg - KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp. 71:96 (18:21, 19:23, 16:26, 18:26)
Cukierki: Joei Clyburn 16, Khaili Sanders 15, Ludmiła Lyubarska 11, Mirela Pułtorak 10, Daria Cybulak 9, Justyna Daniel 5, Ałła Jurlagina 3, Małgorzata Kudłak 2, Agata Bachryj 0.
AZS PWS: Agnieszka Szott 18, Aleksandra Chomac 14, Denaimou N'Garsanet 12, Carrie Moore 12, Katarzyna Ristic 11, Justyna Żurowska 9, Katarzyna Czubak 7, Małgorzata Babicka 7, Joanna Czarnecka 4, Barbara Kaszewska 2.

Lotos PKO BP Gdynia - ŁKS Siemens AGD Łodź 78:62 (18:16, 19:14, 20:12, 21:20)
Lotos: Anna Breitreiner 16, Jekaterina Snicyna 14, Magdalena Leciejewska 13, Marta Jujka 9, Patrycja Gulak 7, Ganna Zarytska 7, Magda Bibrzycka 5, Slobodanka Maksimovic 3, Dragomira Zakula 2, Dominique Canty 2, Natalia Waligorska 0.
ŁKS: Jennifer Humphrey 21, Renata Oliveira 11, Edyta Koryzna 8, Sylwia Wlaźlak 8, Katarzyna Kenig 6, Julia Saszko 6, Dorota Sobczyk 2, Birute Dominauskaite 0.

PKM Duda PWSZ Leszno - Arcus SMS PZKosz Łomianki 82:55 (23:28, 21:8, 18:9, 20:10)
PKM Duda PWSZ Leszno: Edyta Krysiewicz 26, Agnieszka Makowska 17, Monika Siwczak 15, Agnieszka Budnik 9, Martyna Koc 8, Constance Jinks 4, Anna Krzywicka 3, Agnieszka Krol 0, Monika Soroczyńska 0.
Arcus SMS PZKosz Łomianki: Olivia Tomiałowicz 16, Agnieszka Modelska 13, Katarzyna Bednarczyk 9, Aneta Kotnis 6, Agnieszka Śnieżek 4, Claudia Sosnowska 4, Agata Bogusz 3, Anna Soszyńska 0, Agata Szczepanik 0, Małgorzata Misiuk 0.

CCC Polkowice - Energa Toruń 65:68 (32:23, 13:16, 10:12, 10:17)
CCC: Petra Stampalija 22, Veronika Bortelova 15, Frances Carvajal 9, Anna Szycko 6, Justyna Jeziorna 4, Ilona Jasnowska 3, Aya Traore 3, Jennifer Lacy 3.
Energa: Lindsay Taylor 25, Meredith Alexis 13, Emilia Tłumak 11, Anna Marczewska 6, Beata Predehl 5, Patrycja Bajerska 2, Justyna Grabowska 2, Alicja Perlińska 2, Lada Kowalenko 2.


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TAIWAN - Women

Chunghwa Telecom to meet Cathay Life in Finals -by Chris Wang
Wen Chi had 13 of her game-high 33 points in the regular season finale and led Chunghwa Telecom to a come-from-behind 81-76 wiin over Taiyuan Textile. Chunghwa Telecom will meet defending champ Cathay Life in the best-of-three finals.

Standings:
Cathay Life 11-1
Chunghwa Telecom 6-6
Taiyuan Textile 5-7
Taipower 2-10


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TUNISIA - Women

ESCB is the leader -by Carlos Pereira
After 5 rounds,ESCB is the only leader . They have beat CSS by 68-58.
RESULTS
ASFJ-GST 71-70
CSFB-ZS 69-75
ST-AH 64-51
ESCB-CSS 68-58

STANDING

1/ ESCB 10 5 5 0
2/ CSS 9 5 4 1
3/ ST 8 5 3 2
- ASFJ 8 5 3 2
5/ GST 7 5 2 3
- ZS 7 5 2 3
7/ AH 6 5 1 4
8/ CSFB 5 5 0 5


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U.S.VIRGIN ISL. - Women

Championship Day Results -by David Edole

Sunday, November 25

2007 ST. THOMAS DIVISION CHAMPION - CONNECTICUT

GAME 1: (0-3) PURDUE 53 / (1-2) OLD DOMINION 66 Boxscore
ODU played arguably the toughest schedule in the St. Thomas Division playing three ranked teams in three days (No. 2 Connecticut, No. 4 Stanford and No. 20 AP/No. 22 ESPN/USA Today Purdue) and this time toppled the Boilermakers to claim 5th place. The Monarchs got double figures from T.J. Jordan (17 pts.), Tiffany Green (11 pts.) and Jen Nuzzo (10 pts.). Purdue was led by Danielle Campbell's game high 19 pts. and Lakisha Freeman's 18 pts.Saturday, November 24

GAME 2: (1-2) TEMPLE 54 / (2-1) STANFORD 63 Boxscore
The Temple Owls held a convincing lead over No. 4 Stanford in the first half - stretching to 19 pts. and taking a 17 pt. lead into halftime. The Cardinal, however, wasted little time erasing the margin and had the game tied within 8 minutes behind the 22 pts. of Candice Wiggins and Jillian Harmon's double/double (13 pts., 10 rebs.). The Cardinal took home some 3rd place hardware and finished 2-1 on the tournament. Temple was led by the 19 pts. of Ashley Morris and finished 1-2.

GAME 3: DUKE 48 / CONNECTICUT 74 Boxscore
Connecticut made quick work of the Blue Devils last night to win the 2007 St. Thomas Division championship. Maya Moore turned in another stellar performance and was selected as tournament MVP. The Huskies had three players in double digits (Tina Charles, 13 pts., Maya Moore, 12 pts. and Kalana Greene 10 pts.) and lit up the gym with their up tempo offense and stifling defense. Duke was lead by All-Tournament team selection Chante Black's 16 pts.

St. Thomas Division Final Standings

Connecticut 3-0

Duke 2-1

Stanford 2-1

Temple 1-2

Old Dominion 1-2

Purdue 0-3


2008 Paradise Jam field: Craig Jonas of Basketball Travelers announced the name of the schools that will be participaing in next season's jam. They were: Texas Tech, Baylor, Calfornia, Villanova, Iowa, South Florida, Wisconsin and Central Florida.



Javois scores carer high! -by David Edole
Senior guard Yanique Javois (176-G-86, college: St.Louis) scored a career high 33 points on 15-of-19 (her 15 field goals also a career high) from the field as Missouri Western ran away from the Park Pioneers 97-71 Tuesday night at the MWSU Fieldhouse in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Javois scored ten points in the first 7:20 of the game as the Griffons jumped out to a 23-17 advantage. Park University would stay close throughout the first half behind Brianne Edwards' effort as she had 11 points in the first half. MWSU would continue its hot shooting for the first half as they would hit 59% (19-of-32) from the field. Javois and senior forward Jill Johnson would finish the first half with 19 and 10 points respectively.
The Pioneers would only close the gap to single digits one time as they trailed 61-52 with 15:11 remaining in the contest. Javois would continue to get uncontested lay-ups and would extend the lead to 81-59 on a feed from freshman guard Tierra Ford. Nine of the ten Griffon players would score and their biggest lead would be found at 91-63 with 4:05 remaining on a three pointer by freshman guard Lauren Nolke.
St.Thomas native Jenicia Stephens, a senior guard, had four points and four rebounds for Park University (3-7).