EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/11/2007Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
8.week serb. part
Bratunac MINS - Sutjeska 99:79
Glasinac - Radnik 84:81
Bijeljina Plus - Vrelo 98:85
Mladost76- Varda HE 67:63
Wolf Security - Mladost MG 85:94
Igokea Partizan 2 - Rudar (11.12)
5.week bos. part
Bosnjak - Brcko DC 84:125
Play Off - Lukavac 112: 87
Kakanj - Velpak 74:55
Cazin Limometal - Velez 90:80
Trica Unico Filter - Bihac 89:63
Student - Novi Grad Atal 58:65
Lauri Jarvinen 16/2, Michael Housman 14/15 - Vesa Linturi 22/5, Harri Hohteri 15/3
Baboucarr Bojang (204-F-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Illinois St.)
Honka Akatemia-BC Nokia: 83-90
Ije Nwankwo 19/10, Sasu Salin 17/3, Skomantas Pocius 16/2 - Derrick Crayton 21/6, DeWayne Richardson 20/11
Clifton Jones 10/10, Teemu Siitonen 7/11 - Ronnie Clark (196-G-81, college: Colorado St.) 30/15, Chris Smith 22/9/4blk, Kert Keskula 17/4
Visa-Basket-BC Jyvaskyla: 75-123
Antti Raami 21/10/4as, Erik Payne 15/6 - Antti Kanervo 33/6/4as, William Rogers 26/8,
Akeem Scott 25/1/4stl, Phil Hickey 20/12, Kaido Saks 19/2 - Tyler McGinn 22/3, Tuomas Tenkanen 14/1
Baboucarr Bojang 30/12, Tyrwone Still 25/8, Ville Turja 15/1 - Parnell Smith 21/9/5stl, Kevin Langdon 20/7
RU/Topo-Ura Basket: 93-104
Harri Hohteri 24/8, Vesa Linturi 22/8/4as, Ilpo Pehkonen 17/5/8as - Anthony Bennett 38/10/4stl, Tomi Rokala 25/5, John Smith 19/12
Jonas Mattila 26/3, Mikko Jalonen 18/5 - Jordan Feramisco 20/6, Timo Hassinen 19/8, Charlie Frierson 17/11/4stl
Korisliiga, Round 17: Pyrinto (Tampere) defeated tonight Tarmo (Porvoo) by two pts 83-81 (50-42) and can thank Team's all three American
players (Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama), Damion Dantzler (202-F-76, college: Louisville), Damon Williams (199-F-73, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo)) for the victory. This American trio combined 69 pts out of 83.
Pyrinto - Tarmo 83-81 (50-42) (Damon Williams 24, Damion Dantzler 23/18, Eric Washington 22/10 - Esa Maki-Tulokas 19, Martin Samarco 17, Travis Leech 11).
The LNB communicate the All Star selection for the 2007 All Star Game at Paris - Bercy.
This is the french selection:
Marc-Antoine Pellin (170-G-87)
Nando De Colo (195-G-87)
Nicolas Batum (201-F-88)
Alain Koffi (205-C-83)
Cyril Julian (206-F/C-75, agency: Octagon)
Dounia Issa (199-F-81, agency: ACMT)
Victor Samnick (203-F-79, college: Georgetown) (named by the fans)
Yohann Sangare (193-G-83)
Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81)
Laurent Foirest (197-F-73)
Pape Badiane (208-F/C-80, college: Cleveland St.)
Vincent Masingue (204-F/C-76)
Victor Samnick (203-F-79, college: Georgetown) (named by the fans)
And the US selection:
Sean Colson (182-G-75, college: Charlotte)
Brion Rush (186-G-84, college: Grambling St.)
Ricardo Greer (195-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh)
Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford)
Sam Clancy (201-F-80, college: USC)
Jimmal Ball (178-G-78, college: Akron)
John Cox (196-G-81, college: USF)
Ben Dewar (196-G-81, college: L.Superior)
Lamayn Wilson (203-F-80, college: Troy)
Chevy Troutman (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Pittsburgh)
Uche Nsonwu (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming)
Tony Williams (202-F-78, college: Louisville) (named by the fans)
The 3pt shootout selection:
Cedric Ferchaud (195-F-80)
Hrvoje Perincic (196-G-78)
The Point Guard tournament:
Jimmal Ball (178-G-78, college: Akron) (2006 winner)
Aymeric Jeanneau (185-G-78)
Urban Knights played like an elite team all season and it was only fitting that they were crowned the 2007 Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/National Basketball League (NBL) champions last night at the National Stadium courts. After dismissing defending champions St. George's Slayers in the semi-finals, Knights squared off with surprising finalists Blazing Panthers in their best-of-three series. The series ended in two games as Knights, behind a game-high 24 points from captain Linton Murray and 13 points and 14 rebounds from Andrew Whilby, dominated Game 1 for a decisive 81-67 victory.
Last night's victory was even more impressive as Whilby's 22 points and Murray's 19 points helped Knights complete the sweep 94-77. Panthers suprising ouster of Tivoli All Stars in their semi-final clash gave fans reason a reason to believe, but once the game tipped off it was clear they were overmatched. Kirk Ferguson finished with a game-high 24 points and Desmond Harriott added 16 points.
Third place playoff
Tivoli won the playoff for third and fourth place in grand style, defeating Slayers 84-71. Leading scorers were Damion Young with 21 points, Jermaine Peart with 19 points, and Paul Oliphant with 17 points. Lance Grandison scored 19 points to lead Slayers.
After nine rounds of Serbian A league situation on the top is the same like it was 7 days before, Swisslions Takovo and Mega Aqua Monta share top position yet with 7 wins and 2 defeats. Swisslions made a road win over Ergonom 81-76, who has only one victory so far. Ivan Jelenic (190-G-85) scored 16 points for visitors while Nikola Jovanovic (205-C-81) followed him adding 14 points and 5 rebounds. Ergonom got 20 points from Stefan Majstorovic (199-F-85).
Mega Aqua Monta celebrated in derby Vs Novi Sad in Belgrade's hall “Sumice” 82-71 thanks to well played first quarter which they finished having advantage of 9 points. Milos Markovic (201-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) had very good night as he collected 23 points, 4 assists and 6 steals. The biggest star of Mega AM and Serbian A league Vladimir Petrovic (198-F/G-77, agency: Beo Basket), who joined the team three weeks ago, also demonstrated great performance recording double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds. Goran Martinic (187-G-87) added 16 points and 4 steals for Novi Sad PB, who currently has score 5-4.
After dramatic lost in the last round Radnicki 034 Group succeeded to win in very tough game against Sloga at home 82-80. Rajko Kljajevic (204-F-85, agency: Interperformances) led the team from Kragujevac to sixth win with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Radnicki Invest Inzenjering suffered inconvenient defeat at home Vs Borac 63-74 while same thing happed to Masinac, who lost against Zdravlje Actavis 71-85. Radomir Marojevic (207-C-81) nailed 28 points including 9 rebounds for Zdravlje.
Newcomer in A league Vizura from Belgrade surprised Napredak Rubin on the road winning after two over times 97-95. Stevan Nadfeji (202-F-79) was the best for the winners pouring in 20 points while Napredak got the most from Predrag Miletic (193-G-84), 26 points. Hosts played this game without their best payer Dragan Markovic.
Ergonom - Swisslions Takovo 76-81
Ergonom: Majstorovic 20 (7 rebs), Dzambic 17 (7 as)
Swisslions Takovo: Jelenic 16, Jovanovic 14 (5 rebs), Aleksic 14 (4 as)
Mega Aqua Monta - Novi Sad Panonska Banka 82-71
Mega Aqua Monta: Markovic 23 (4 as, 6 st), Stefanovic 22, Petrovic 16 (10 rebs)
Novi Sad PB: Martinic 16 (4 st), Radenkovic 12 (7 rebs), Sutalo 12 (4 as)
Radnicki 034 Group - Sloga 82-80
Radnicki 034 Group: Kljajevic 21 (10 rebs), Pesic 17 (5 as), Glisovic 12
Sloga: Mijovic 17 (5 rebs), Pejovic 14 (4 rebs), Grubisic 12
Radnicki Invest Inzenjering - Borac 63-74
Radnicki Invest Inzenjering: Bolic 12 (6 rebs), Roncevic 12 (6 rebs), Zarkovic 11
Borac: Ilic 21 (9 rebs), Dramicanin 13 (9 rebs)
Masinac - Zdravlje Actavis 71-85
Masinac: Dimitrijevic 18 (8 as), Milasinovic 15 (5 rebs), Becin 12
Zdravlje Actavis: Marojevic 28 (9 rebs), Lucic 23 (6 rebs), Jereminov 15 (6 rebs)
Napredak Rubin - Vizura 95-97
Napredak Rubin: Miletic 28 (4 rebs), Gojnic 11 (7 rebs)
Vizura: Nadjfeji 20 (4 rebs), Pistoljevic 16 (7 rebs), Mandic 15 (5 rebs)
Stevie Johnson (198-F-78, college: Iowa St.) (Caja Rioja) was the MVP in the 12th round of the Adecco LEB-Silver with 41 of Efficiency. In the Adecco LEB-Bronze Brett Beeson (193-G-72, college: Minnesota St. Univ.) (Balneario Archena) was the MVP with 51 of Efficiency.
CB Illescas are leading the LEB-Silver (11-1).
Rayet Guadalajara lost against Gestiberica Vigo and now Rayet Guadalajara, Balneario Archena and AB Merida are leading the LEB-Bronze with 9-3.
Week 12: TOP 5 Efficiency LEB-Silver
Stevie Johnson (Caja Rioja): 41 (32pt + 11rb)
Duane Virgil (CB Illescas): 39 (28pt + 16rb)
Pablo Movilla (Axarquia): 29 (24pt + 4rb)
Edward Cage (Basquet Muro): 28 (21pt + 9rb)
Jesus Castro (CB Almeria): 27 (30pt + 3rb)
Week 12: TOP 5 Efficiency LEB-Bronze
Brett Beeson (Balneario Archena): 51 (30pt + 11rb + 6as)
Jaime Silva (Gestiberica Vigo): 38 (34pt + 5rb)
Chinma Valentine Igwe (Alaior): 34 (27pt + 13rb)
Jose Luis Llorente (Baln. Archena): 33 (24pt + 4rb + 9as)
Robert Joseph (Basquet Coruna): 31 (21pt + 12rb)
Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Jacksonville) led Azad University (4-3) to an unexpected win over the number 3 ranked team Petroshemi, 85-80 of the Iranian Premier League. Sheppard finished with 30 points earning his third player of the week honors. The Virgin Islands national team captain has been featured in newspapers and the Iranian equivalent of Sports Illustrated.
“We (Azad) are 4 and 3 since I got here,” said Sheppard. “We lost two games that we should had a great opportunity of winning. We lost both of those games by a combined five points, one in overtime by three and the one bye two points on a last second shot. Azad could have easily been 6 and 2.”
Ja Ja Richards (207-C-75, agency: EM-PA, college: Loyola, IL) is not headed to Switzerland as previously reported. The 6-foo-10, 250-pounder center is competing for the starting job at center with the ABA's Miami Tropics.
The Miami Tropics are set to play in the FIBA Americas League (Dec. 11-13) at Miami's Florida International University.
The Tropics' singular goal is to win the four-team Miami regional that also includes Puerto Rico's Arecibo Capitanes and two clubs from Mexico - Fuerza Regia and Halcones de Xalapa. In order to advance to the next round, the Tropics will have to finish in the top two.
Puerto Rico's Santurce Crabbers and Mexico's Soles de Mexicali have advanced to the second round of the 16-team league.
Jameel Heywood had a season high 32 points to lead Lanus over San Martin (MJ), 90-75, Saturday night in TNA action. Heywood was 11-of-16 from the field including making his only three point field goal. He was also 7-of-9 from the freethrow line. Heywood also cleaned the glass and finished with ten boards.
The #1 ranked team in the ABA, the Manchester Millrats rolled past the visiting Boston Blizzard 135-119 in Saturday night action.
The Millrats were never challenged in the game and the lead swelled to as many as 30 points. The fans were treated to an array of slam dunks, alley oops, and basketball artisty. St. Thomas native David Cooper (201-F-83, college: JMU) who is part owner/player had seven points and seven boards in the game.
Manchester, the #1 ranked team in the ABA, improves 10-1 on the season, while Boston falls to 4-5
Omari Peterkin (203-F/C-83, college: Boston U.) nailed the go ahead free throw as Lusitânia upset the previously unbeaten Ovarense, 71-67, Sunday night in the Portuguese Basketball League (UZO).
The game was tied at 67 apiece, when Peterkin was fouled and nailed two free throws. Lusitania defense pitched a shut out in the final two minutes and 30 seconds. Ovarense missed all seven shot attempts including five three-point field goals.
Petekin had 10 points and eight boards in the game.
Rhymer led Hanzevanst Capitols to an undefeated week.
Kitwana Rhymer (208-C-78, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Massachusetts) received good news on Monday when Al Ahli of Bahrain finally released his basketball license, which allowed him to play with Hanzevanst Capitols (9-6). Rhymer was so relieved that his two-week odyssey came to an end.
"I am excited that I can play now and I want to do my very best to help the team", said Rhymer.
The 6-foot-10 post did do his best when he led Hanzevanst to their first win in ULEB trophy action. Rhymer had 13 points and seven rebounds as Hanzevanst outlasted Belgiums' Spirou Basket Charleroi, 79-73. For his efforts he was named Man of the Match.
Rhymer followed his fantastic debut with a 14-point and four rebounds in the Capitols easy win over West Brabant Giants, 92-75 in Dutch Eredivise.
On Saturday, the Capitols blasted OmniWorld Almere, 93-72 in the Dutch Eredivisie. Rhymer had 8 points and 10 rebounds in limited action.
Josiah James (201-F-81, agency: Octagon, college: Birmingham Souther) and VOO Verviers-Pepinster (6-6) were outplayed by defending champion Telindus Oostende, 85-59, Sunday night in Ethias League.
Pepinster built a double-digit lead in the first period at Oostende, but the hosts finished the first half on a 9-1 run that gave Oostende a 42-38 halftime advantage. Oostende put the game away on a 10-2 run in third period. James had 10 points and 4 boards.
CAI Zaragoza stays n top of the leader board after whipping CB Villa De Los Barrios, 92-79, Friday night in Spanish Basketball League (LEB) Gold play. Cuthbert Victor (196-G-83, college: Murray St.) had 14 points, four boards and two assists for CAI (9-2).
Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82, college: USF) and T71Dudelange (4-8) lost to Sparta, 101-82, Sunday night in the Luxembourgish Basketball League (DBBL). Gumbs was held to 12 points but still averages 27.5 points per game. Dudelange's coach Carsten Steiner wanted to stop the game several times because he felt disadvantaged by the referees.
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Cercle Jean Mace Bourges make lightwork of ASPTT Arras (105-70) wit Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) on fire, 18 points, 8 assists and 4 steals as her side got back to business after the EuroLeague disappointment.
Valenciennes USVO victory (73-67) against Challes-les-Eaux Basket was not as convincing but all is now set for the showdown between the two leaders.
Defeats for Villeneuve D'Asco ESB Lille Metropole now gives the two leaders a three match advance on the chasing pack. Follow the link for the details and after match coments for the match between Saint Jacques Sport Reims and Villeneuve D'Asco ESB Lille Metropole.
Mourenx Basket Club remain bottom of the league after losing to Cote d'Opale Basket Calais, while Tarbes Gespe Bigorre win at last in a crucial match against Pays d'Aix Basket 13 Provence.
Just follow the link for match round 8 match statistics.
(19-15, 29-33, 40-46)
LAVEZZINI PARMA: Maiorano M. (0/1, 0/2), Stabile S. 2 (0/1, 0/2), Paparazzo E. 5 (1/7, 0/1), Zanoni I. 1 (0/2), Battisodo V. (0/3), Rejchova M. 3 (0/1), Van Malderen L. 2 (1/4, 0/1), Mahoney M. 23 (5/10, 4/7), Zanon M. 8 (2/6, 0/1), Screen J. 15 (3/7, 2/4). Coach Scanzani Maurizio
POOL COMENSE: Faeza Bouderra (165-G-82, college: Florida Intern.) 13 (6/9, 0/3), Fabbri V. dnp, Slavcheva G. 7 (0/4, 1/4), Turner L. 14 (3/10), Invernizzi M. 6 (-, 2/4), Zampella A. 12 (1/2, 2/8), Aziz L. 4 (2/3), Bestagno E. dnp, Sarni S. 5 (1/1, 1/2). Coach Ricchini Roberto
Buducnost overcame Merkur on a road 56:64. A 11:21 in the second quarter was the fatal for the hosts in the game. Merkur tried to recover in the third with 16:12, but failed again in the last quarter. Ana Perovic (195-C-77) led the winners with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Iva Perovanovic (190-C/F-83) collected 9 points and 11 rebounds, while Ana Baletic netted 9. Lucie Conkova (186-F-83) top-scored for the Slovenian team with 13 points. Buducnost is on top with 6-1 record, while Merkur fell at 1-6.
Sibenik defeated Jedinstvo 77:63 at home. After 15:15 in the opening quarter the hosts spurted with 25:11 in the second to take a control in the game. Jessica Dickson (180-F-84, college: S.Florida) finshed with game-high 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds and Anda Jelavic (173-G-80) had 14 points, 4 assists and 6 steals. Bojana Vucinic (180-G-82) lead the guests with 12 points.
Montenegrin Popovic Natasa scored 7 points and made 8 rebounds for Ragusa also in Adriatic league. Croatian Ragusa beat Vojvodina 79:52 at home to jump to 5-2 record. An easy start with 26:11 gave the control for the whole game. Vojvodina played the second half better than the first but could not catch up the opponent.
Jolly - Jedinstvo 77:63 (15-15, 25-11, 23-22, 14-15)
Jolly: Jessica Dickson 15, Anda Jelavic 14, Evelina Guneva 10
Jedinstvo: Bojana Vucinic 12, Kristina Semeredi 11
Merkur - Buducnost 56:64 (15-15, 11-21, 16-12, 14-16)
Merkur: Lucie Conkova 13, Nika Baric 11
Buducnost: Ana Perovic 23+7 rebs, Iva Perovanovic 9+11 rebs, Ana Baletic 9
The favorite of the Spanish League Ros Casares reached the 8th win in LFB. The team won over Extrugasa 78:73. It was however a tough win for the hosts as the latter settled down also on top. Moreover Extrugasa won the opening quarter 19:21 and trailed only two points after 30 mintes of the game, 58:56. Katie Douglas (183-G/F-79, college: Purdue) led the winners with 17 points. Milton added 14, while BJELICA had 12 and 9 rebounds. CIUDARIENE top-scored for the guests with 22 points.
The game between CB SAN JOSE and PERFUMERмAS AVENIDA probably was the key game of the round as both squads entered the round with 6-1 record. PERFUMERмAS AVENIDA however proved that the team is now in a better shape winning 56:90. A 5:23 was fatal for the hosts in the opening quarter. Ana Montanana (186-F-80, college: George Washington) paced the winners with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Sanchez added 15, while Santos scored 11 points. Maria Revuelto (178-G-82) and Feaster scored 13 points each for the hosts.
Check all the other results and stats on top of the Eurobasket Spanish Section. The next round will be played on December 15th as it will be Gran Canaria's time to host the leader.
Tim-Scuf won the fourth game in Ukrainian league and reached 4-1 record. Over the weekend the team overcame Dynamo-NPU 81:102 on a road. It was a chance to catch up Dnipro that will play tonight against Kozachka in a key game of the round. In another game Olimp-Naek overcame Chaika 69:59 to take 2-3 record. The next round of the league will be played on December 22 as before this two Ukrainian teams will play the weekend games in Baltic league.
Ukrainian young but experienced Olesya Malashenko (188-F-91) is on top with her team in Belgium. Dexia Namur improved to 8-1 in the Belgian League. The defending champions had a road win over Sint Kateline 63:100. The guests were stronger in every aspect of the game and reached an easy win. The only task they set up in the end of the game was to score 100 points, which they luckily solved. Krystyna Szymanska-Lara led the winners with 17 points. Catherine Kraayeveld netted 15, while Olesya Malashenko had 13. Anne Winkelmans scored 14 points in the losing effort.
Pysmennyk Oxana scored 8 points in italy for Ribera that had a road victory over Carispe La Spezia 55:63. Her team is now 2-7 in the league.