EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/18/2007Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
Friday, December 14th
Atlanta Vision (102) @ Beijing Aoshen Olympian (117)
Manchester Millrats (106) @ Montreal Royal (97)
MILLRATS: Ismael Caro (27p+9rb+8as), Anthony Anderson (23p+6as), Souleymane Wayne (14p+10rb), John Huggins (14p)
San Francisco Rumble (121) @ Maywood Buzz (122) - OT
BUZZ: Darwin Carter (28p+5rb+6as), Jermain Wilform (24p+12rb), Marcell Jackson (24p+10rb+5bs), J.R. Reese (16p+5rb+11as+7st)
Saturday, December 15th
Vermont Frost Heaves (107) @ Boston Blizzard (74)
FROST HEAVES: Dokun Akingbade (25p), B.J. Robertson (15p), John Bryant (1op), Issa Konare (10p)
BLIZZARD: Ace Edhelbania (18p), David Shaw (15p)
Atlanta Vision (107) @ Beijing Aoshen Olympian (119)
Maywood Buzz (98) @ San Diego Wildcats (110)
Westchester Phantoms (130) @ Jersey Express (105)
EXPRESS: Nick Boyd (33p)
Halifax Rainmen (112) @ Quebec Kebekwa (103)
RAINMEN: Eric Crookshank (23p+11rb+5as), Dennie Oliver (22p+8rb), Devino Williams (14p), Jermaine Anderson (11p+5rb+8as)
KEBEKWA: Charles Fortier (36p+21rb), Samuel Audet-Sow (25p)
Los Angeles Push (Douglass ) (123) @ Long Beach Breakers (155)
DOUGLASS: Tony Roberts (35p)
BREAKERS: Armand Ivory (25p), Jushay Rockett (23p), Robert Robinson (2op), Lamar Harris (19p)
Sunday, December 16th
Long Beach Breakers (108) at San Diego Wildcats (112)
First State Fusion (99) @ Jersey Express (117)
FUSION: Dante Formair (26p)
EXPRESS: Nick Boyd (49p+13rb), Mark Jarrell-Wright (16p), Robert Skipper (14p)
Maywood Buzz (115) @ Orange County Gladiators (122)
BUZZ: JR Reese (52p),
GLADIATORS: Lemar Gayle (31p+10rb), Larry Williams (29p)
San Diego, CA - The San Diego Wildcats of the American Basketball Association (ABA) defeated the Maywood Buzz Saturday, December 15, 2007 at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center. San Diego Wildcats who are (10-1) returned home for the first time after suffering their first loss of the season at the Long Beach Breakers 101 to127 on December 09,2007.The Wildcats looked to rebound from their crushing loss against the Breakers at home in front of their thunderous home crowd.
Cardell "Ballaholic" Butler (6'4''-F-81, college: Utah St.) and teammate Jerome Habel (6'10''-F-85, college: San Diego St.) started scoring early for the Wildcats in the first quarter, and after an up tempo start they Wildcats struggled to score until a Leonard Mosley (6'5''-G-82, college: Oklahoma Baptist) jumper. With 6:59 to go in the first the Wildcats trailed the Maywood Buzz 12 - 19. Leonard Mosley brought the Wildcats with in four after a three pointer and forward, Greg Clark (6'7''-F-78, college: Washington) followed with an 18 foot jumper from the wing to bring the Wildcats with in one 18-19 with 5:15 on the clock. Marc Carter tied the Wildcats with Buzz at 20 with just over three minutes to go in the first and Jerome Habel gave the Wildcats their first lead 22-20. At the end of one the Wildcats lead the Buzz 29-28.
Jerome Habel got the crowd on their feet to start the second quarter as delivered a extravagant slam dunk and on the defensive end Jamal Kendrick (6'8''-F-75, college: Baylor) swatted several Buzz shot attempts out of the cylinder. Despite Greg Clark's consistent scoring the Buzz continued to dominate the on the offensive end as they scored at will from the perimeter and inside the paint the Buzz never took the lead in the second, yet put steady pressure on the Wildcats. Prentice Harris (6'0''-G-82, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) increased the Wildcats lead to four with a three, and teammates Leonard Mosley and Greg Clark also scored for the Wildcats. With 4:23 to go in the first half the Wildcats lead 46-39. The Buzz came with in two of the Wildcats with 2 plus minutes to go in the half 44 -46 yet Cardell "Ballaholic" Butler long range jumper put a stop to the Buzz's mounting confidence late in the quarter as the Wildcats maintained the lead. 51- 47. At the end of the first half the Wildcats led the Buzz 52-50.
Jerome Habel began scoring for Wildcats early in the third quarter as he grabbed an offensive board and put it in the basket for two. The Maywood Buzz began the third quarter matching the Wildcats shot for shot as Wildcats Leonard Mosley and Greg Clark tried to create some distant between themselves and the Buzz. With 7:19 to go in the third the Wildcats led the Buzz 62-58. The Wildcats bench, which included guard, Prentice Harris, directed the Wildcats dance team and fans with the chant defense. Cardell "Ballaholic" Butler heard his teammates loud and clear as he laid a shot off the glass for two. Jamal Kendrick and Jerome Habel both got jump shots to fall and Cardell Butler (6'4''-F-81, college: Utah St.) added a three pointer. Jerome Habel made his defender go left and then pivoted to the right to complete a jump shot. With 3:08 to go in the third the Wildcats continued to lead the Buzz 73-64. Cardell Butler was unfailing from beyond the arc in the third quarter for the Wildcats. At the end of three the score was the San Diego Wildcats 79 the Maywood Buzz 77.
The Wildcats and Buzz remained close to begin the fourth and final quarter of the game and the tension between the two teams could be felt throughout the Ray and Joan Kroc Center. Jerome Habel scored on two consecutive Wildcats drive and Greg Clark squared his shoulders and nailed a three. With 9:02 to go in the game the Wildcats began to pull away from the Buzz as they led by ten, 88 to 78. Late in the quarter William Funn assisted a Jerome Habel livid slam-dunk. The Wildcats continued to look down low for Jerome Habel, and Habel continued to deliver with lay-ups and fade away jumpers. With 2:35 left in the game the score was Wildcats 104, Buzz 95. At the sound of the buzzer the Wildcats were once again victorious, as they had defeated the Buzz 110 to 98.
Jerome Habel was the Wildcats player of the game. The Wildcats next home game is Sunday, December 16,2007 against the Sacramento Heathwave
In the 14th Round of the Austrian Bundesliga there were 5 easy victories and only Klosterneuburg had a difficult game against St. Polten, where the game went into overtime.
Oberwart Gunners - UBSC Graz 109:69
Graz was only able to stay one quarter in the game, after that the Gunners had an easy game and the coach was able to give playing time to all of his players.
Topscorer: Jay Youngblood (196-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) 30, Stegnjaic 22, Boone 16 ; Mike Dale (196-G-84, college: S.Illinois) 25, Pigford 16, Kanlic 13
WBC Wels - BasketClubs Vienna 106:66
The home team of Wels had a very difficult first half and Vienna was able to stay in the game for 20 minutes, but in the second half Wels outscored Vienna 51:28
Topscorer: Elijah Palmer (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Duquesne) 31, Woschank 14, Davis 13 ; Matthias Dockner (204-F/C-84) 22, Rajkovic 16, Pinterits 12
Kapfenberg Bulls - Gussing Knights 85:64
Gussing dismissed PG Akbar Abdul-Ahad (183-G-84, agency: Heinrich Sports, college: Idaho St.) before the game and Kapfenberg had the chance to give his young benchplayers very much minutes during this game.
Topscorer: Branimir Josipovic (204-F-81, agency: Court Side) 19, Zeleznik 17, Suljanovic 13 ; Dragan Miletic (195-G-82, agency: Globalsports/Globalevents) 17, Mullner 13, Calvin 10
Gmunden Swans - Worthersee Piraten 76:43
The champion played an oustanding defense and they allowed the hosts from the Worthersee only 43 points.
Topscorer: Deteri Mayes (189-G-74, agency: Court Side, college: Murray St.) 15, Boylan 14, Mayer 14 ; Melvin Creddle (186-G-82, college: Mount Olive) 11, Husanovic 8, Wright 7, Schaal 7
Klosterneuburg Dukes - UBC St. Polten 101:95 after Overtime
In the closest game of this round the Klosterneuburg Dukes won the Lower Austrian derby against St. Polten after overtime. St. Polten led by 8 points with 2 minutes left, but the Dukes made it to the Overtime where they won the game.
Topscorer: Calvin Watson (196-G-85, college: N.Texas) 31, Diwald 26, Nagler 15 ; Thomas Schreiner (195-G-87) 30, Speiser 20, Kohlmaier 18
Traiskirchen Lions - Furstenfeld Panthers 73:89
The Panthers dominated the paint in this game and they won on the road against the Lions.
Topscorer: Davor Lamesic (205-F-83, agency: Interperformances) 21, Zekovic 15, Vickery 15 ; Mike Fraser (203-C, college: Oklahoma Baptist) 17, Colwell 15, Jandl 14, Goljovic 14
Spotter Leuven has announced the signing of Belgian guard Lionell Bosco (176-G-81, agency: Court Side) for the rest of the season.
Bosco played for French ProB team Bourg-en-Bresse till recently.
Last season he was the 3rd leading assist man in the Belgian league.
Optima Gent has lost forward Michael Krikemans for the season.
The team hopes to recover Brandon Freeman who missed this weekend's game due to injury for the home game vs Verviers-Pepinster.
It has been a while since we had a round in D1 without upsets and this past weekend that was the case.
Mons-Hainaut easily beat Verviers-Pepinster 109-80. Mons took the game to Veviers in the first half which already saw the home team take a 23 pt lead.
Close game in Liege where the home team had a tough time in the first half to take a lead vs Antwerp, going into the half at 44 all.
Liege then blew the game open in the 3rd Q with a 21-11 run which gave them the 83-74 win.
Optima Gent had to play without the league's leading scorer Brandon Freeman. To make things worse they were outscored 32-15 in the first 10 minutes of the game. The visitors never recovered and suffered a tough 83-53 loss.
Charleroi was not about to be the 3rd team to lose to Leuven and blew the game open with a strong 1st half giving them a 26-52 lead after 20 minutes.
Leuven never got back into the game and lost at home 68-83.
Bree outscored Aalstar in the first quarter 21-11, which pretty much turned out to be the game winner since the final score had them winning by 11, 77-66.
MVP of round 13 was Charleroi's Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Niagara) who scored 22pts on 9 for 11 shooting. He also grabbed 3 rebs and had 2 assists.
NBA Player Re-Calls
The Houston Rockets have re-called rookie guard Aaron Brooks (6'0''-G-85, college: Oregon) and second year forward Steve Novak (6'10''-F-84, college: Marquette). They will provide backup help with the recent injuries to Rafer Alston and Shane Battier.
The Chicago Bulls re-called rookie guard JamesOn Curry (6'3''-G-86, college: Oklahoma St.) from the Iowa Energy.
The Colorado 14ers have re-acquired veteran guard Eddie Gill (6'0''-G-78, college: Weber St.) after his 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets expired. To make room on the roster, the 14ers waived former University of Hawaii and German National Team member Julian Sensley (6'9''-F-82, college: Hawaii) (injury). Gill averaged 2.9 points and 1.6 assists in 11.5 minutes per game (13 games) with New Jersey.
The Los Angeles D-Fenders have signed former Sacramento King big man Darryl Watkins (6'11''-C, college: Syracuse). Watkins, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Syracuse appeared in 9 games for Sacramento this season, averaging 1.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.2 blocks in 7.9 minutes. Brian Morrison (6'2''-G-82, college: UCLA) was waived to make room.
Before the beginning of the league in the end of December Itthad will play a friendly game with Sporting as both from Alexandria, which is the last friendly game to know the level of every player.
In another way Amir Elfnan still absence from the training of the Itthad team and till now we don't know the reason "itthad.com reported"
Today American player Dirick Franklen (26) will come to Cairo and another player from Emirates to choose one of them to Itthad club to play with them in this season after Egyptian federation allow foreign player to return play in the Egyptian league this season.
EuroCup, Qualifying Round, Group A: Lappeenranta (Finland) - PAOK BC Thessaloniki (Greece) 83-74 (52-31). Quarters: 25-24, 27-7, 15-25, 16-18.
NT Guard Petri Virtanen (183-G-80) scored all his 20 pts during the first half, American Center Adrian Henning (203-F-82, college: Austin Peay St.) made 17 out of his 18 pts during the two first quarters and those two players made # 14 Team on the Top League in Greece seem so weak, that it's hard to believe PAOK BC will win any games in Group A. Lappeenranta had a 21-point-lead during the half time. But there was another PAOK BC on the court during the third quarter. Visitor's defence
was much better and by the same the offence became stronger. PAOK BC came back to the game, but Estonian Forward Reinar Hallik (208-C-84) saved now the home
Team by hitting four times in a row behind the arc. Team Lappeenranta won by nine 83-74 and home Team's record was changed into 1-1. PAOK BC
record is 0-2.
Lappeenranta - PAOK BC 83-74 (52-31) (Petri Virtanen 20, Adrian Henning 18/8, Ivan Harris 12, Reinar Hallik 12. 1 - 60,0% (12/20), 2 - 41,9% (13/31), 3 - 46,9% (15/32). R: 24+7=31. TO: 7). - Edmund Saunders 14/17, Lee Humphrey 14, Mamoutou Diarra 13. 1 - 60,0% (9/15), 2 - 44,2% (19/43), 3 - 45,0% (9/20). R: 31+13=44. TO: 14).
Bundesliga Game Day 13 tipped off with fantastic finishes all over Germany including a terrific overtime game at Rheinenergie Dome in Koln where the 99ers edged brose Baskets Bamberg in a terrific game. With the Bamberg loss, ALBA Berlin now sits alone atop the Bundelsiga standings. The results from Saturday December 15th and Sunday December 16th.
Saturday December 15th
ALBA Berlin 74 Duetsche Bank Skyliners 64
ALBA Berlin used a 24-9 2Q to build a 42-30 halftime lead as they cruised to a 74-64 home win Saturday at Max-Schmelling-halle in Berlin. Bobby Brown led ALBA with 14pt and Goran Nikolic chipped in 11 in the Berlin win. Derrick Allen led Frankfurt with 21pt 10reb while Koko Archibong totalted 14pt 4reb and Ilian Evtimov 12pt in the loss. Skyliners welcomed shooting guard Jimmy McKinney back to action after missing the first part of the season with a chest muscle injury. McKinney scored 7pt in his return. ALBA Berlin shot 51% from the floor, 70% from the foul line and outrebounded Frankfurt 34-21. Head Coach Luka Pavicevic and his ALBA team upped their record to 11-2 and sit alone atop the Bundesliga standings. Frankfurt fell to an even 6-6.
Koln 99ers 94 brose Baskets Bamberg 92 (OT)
Rheinenergie Dome featured the weekends best action as the Koln 99ers edged brose Baskets Bamberg 94-92 in a fantastic overtime game. Bambergs Ademola Okulaja scored to give the guests a 66-62 lead with 5min in the 4Q. Koln's Misan Nikagbatse answered with a three pulling to 66-65. Predrag Suput countered with a three 69-65 for Bamberg. Toby Bailey bombed in another three pulling Koln back within 1 at 69-68. Aleksandar Nadjfeji came up with a steal that led to another Nikagbatse basket as Koln retook the lead 70-69. Later, with just over 1min remaining and the game tied at 72, Demond Greene buried a big shot for Bamberg 75-72. Koln countered 75-74. In the next moments, Predrag Suput answered with an offensive rebound leading to a 78-74 lead with 36sec. Both teams played the 'fouling game' and in total 14 FT attempts took place. With 12sec Greene buried 2 clutch FT and Bamberg held an 83-80 lead. After being fouled, Nikagbatse sank the first but missed the second. Saving the day, rookie forward Yassin Idbihi grabbed the offensive rebound and tied the game at 83 forcing OT. The fantastic overtime session saw two teams battling for every basket. After two McElroy FT and a Suput basket, the game was even at 92 with 34sec. After exciting moments, a Nikagbatse miss was rebounded by Toby Bailey and put back for the 94-92 lead. Bamberg's Suput's miss was collected by Idbihi and Koln won their 4th staight Bundesliga game. Five 99ers reached double digits led by Aleksandar Nadjfeji's 24pt 7reb 4ast in the win. Immanuel McElroy added 19t, Milko Bjelica 16pt, Misan Nikagbatse 14pt and Toby Bailey 10pt 8reb. Predrag Suput sank 10 of 12 shots from the floor including from three a perfect 4 for 4 on his way to an impressive 31pt performance. Demond Greene and Steffan Hamann added 14pt apiece and Robert Garrett buried 3 of 4 threes on his way to 11pt for Bamberg who shot 56% from the floor and 54% (12 of 22) from three. Head Coach Sasa Obradovic and his team enjoyed an advantage on the foul line making 26 of 37 (70%) compared to 18-22 for Bamberg. Koln won their second consecutive OT game and improved to 7-6 while Bamberg fell for the second consecutive Bundesliga game (and 4th straight overall) moving to 9-4.
Ewe Baskets Oldenburg 74 TBB Trier 67
Oldenburg snapped their 4 game losing streak with a hardfought 74-67 road win over Trier Saturday night at Trier Arena. Oldenburg ran to a 46-35 halftime lead on the strength of their 27-18 2Q. Trier responded with a strong 19-7 3Q to take a 54-53 lead heading into the fourth. But Oldenburg's 21-13 4Q sealed their victory. Jasmin Perkovic produced a 19pt 13reb double double, Mladin Pekovic drilled 5 of 8 threes for 15pt and Jason Gardner chipped in 14pt 4ast 5stl to the win. For Trier, Josh Almanson scored 16pt, Caleb Green 13pt and James Gillingham 12. A key in the game was free throw shooting where Oldenburg made 21 of 24 (88%) to Trier's 12 of 21 (57%). Head Coach Predrag Krunic and his Oldenburg team improved to 7-6 while Trier slipped to 3-10.
Giessen 46ers 90 Walter Tigers Tubingen 50
Giessen shot 51% from the floor as they hammered visiting Walter Tigers Tubingen 90-50 Saturday night in Giessen. The 46ers exploded to a 22-13 1Q and piled on in a 21-5 2Q as Head Coach Thorsten Liebenath and his men blew out their guests. After a 24-11 3Q, Giessen held a 67-29 lead. Corey Rouse produced a 22pt 12reb double double while Patrick Sparks and Michael Umeh added 11pt apiece. C Rasko Katic was the lone Tiger in double digits with 14pt 12reb. Tubingen shot 39% from the floor, was outrebounded 31-29 and committed 18 turnovers in the game. Giessen made 10 of 25 (40%) threes compared to Tubingen's 4 of 16 (25%) and the 46ers sank 14 of 22 FT (63%) while Tigers made only 6 of 12 FT. Giessen upped their record to 4-9 while Tubingen fell to 5-8.
Bayer Leverkusen 93 EnBW Ludwigsburg 87
Brendan Winters sank 5 of 7 threes and a perfect 10 for 10 from the foul line on his way to a game best 27pt 9reb 3ast performance in leading Bayer Leverkusen to an exciting 93-87 road win over EnBW Ludwigsburg Saturday night at Rundsporthalle in Ludwigsburg. Nate Fox added 19pt 6reb for Leverkusen in the win. Head Coach Achim Kuczmann's team edged ahead 42-39 at half, maintained a 67-63 lead after three and held off a late Ludwigsburg run for the hard earned win. Brandon Woudstra and Michel Nascimento shared topscoring honors for Ludwigsburg with 22pt apiece and Ronald Ross added 14pt. Leverkusen shot 49% from the floor while Ludwigsburg hit 47% and Leverkusen outrebounded the hosts 37-26. Leverkusen made several big shots and drilled 13 of 23 (56%) from three in the game while Ludwigsburg made 7 of 22 (31%) from three. Leverkusen improved to 9-4 while Ludwigsburg slipped to 5-8.
Sunday December 16th
digibu Baskets Paderborn 106 ratiopharm Ulm 81
Nathan Peavy scored 25pt and Tim Black added 23 as digibu Baskets Paderborn ran past ratiopharm Ulm 106-81 Sunday evening at Sportszentrum Kuhberg in Ulm ending Ulm's five game win streak. Ulm's first home loss of the season, Head Coach Doug Spradley's Paderborn squad shot 64% from the floor for the game and outscored Ulm every quarter. Paderborn opened an early lead and ran to a 59-45 halftime advantage. Steve Esterkamp and Greg Jenkins added 15pt apiece for the winners. Bryan Lucas topscored for Ulm with 19pt, Konrad Wysocki added 17pt 9reb, EJ Gallup 16pt and Jeff Gibbs a 10pt 10reb double double. With the win, Paderborn improves to 4-8 while ratiopharm Ulm slips to 8-5.
Eisbaren Bremerhaven 73 Science City Jena 72
Visiting Jena started strong with a 27-18 1Q but Bremerhaven bounced back with a 16-7 2Q to even things at 34 at the half. Head Coach Dr Sarunas Sakalauskas and his team jumped ahead to lead 56-47 after three. But Jena fought back and fell just short. In fact, the final scene of the game saw Jena's Mark Davis make 2 of 3 FT with the chance to tie the score. 7-5 Bremerhaven escaped with the victory and Jena fell to 1-12. Zygimantas Jonusas made 5 of 9 threes to topscore with 23pt while Ivars Timermanis added 17pt and Brian Brown produced 17pt 5reb 8ast. For Jena, Mark Davis scored 29pt followed by Brendan Plavich with 15pt and Blake Shelton with 11. Both teams made 9 threes and shot 41% from the floor in the game. Both Bremerhaven and Jena shot well from the foul line as the Eisbaren sank 20 of 24 (83%) and Jena 17 of 19 (89%).
Telekom Baskets Bonn 79 Telekom Baskets Bonn 75
Ronnie Burrell scored 19pt 6reb and Jason Conley added 18pt 9reb as Telekom Bonn topped BG74 Gottingen 79-75 Sunday afternoon at Lokhalle in Gottingen. Miah Davis chipped in 13pt and Artur Kolodziejski 10pt. Head Coach Michael Koch saw his team shoot 56% and make 10 of 18 threes. Selim Mulic led Gottingen with 22pt and Michael Schroder added a 12pt 10reb double double. Gottingen shot 44% from the floor but 13 of 22 (59%) from the foul line. Bonn upped their record to 8-5 while Gottingen fell to 3-9.
Danilo Gallinari (202-G-88, agency: Players Group) hit a three pointer with few seconds to go to serve as the cherry on the cake in his great game, 22 pts on the road to lead Milano to the win, 79-70 over Tisettanta Cantu. Montepaschi Siena had no mercy of Siviglia Wear Teramo, defeating that team too, 100-91 on the road, to extend its winning streak at 14. There is yet anyone doubting about who will be the Italian Champion 2008 ? Led by Allan Ray (188-G-84, college: Villanova), who scored 15 points, Lottomatica Roma take care of a poor version of Snaidero Udine, 93-64. Legea Scafati defeated Eldo Napoli 94-84 in avery tensed regional derby, and this loss could cause major changes in the Napoli roster. Virtus La Fortezza Bologna confirmed to be in a bad moment falling 70-74 to the worse team in the league, Cimberio Varese, led by Aleksandar Capin (186-G-82), who scored 25 points. Scavolini Pesaro won an important game on the road, 85-83 over Pierrel Capo d'Orlando, with Carlton Myers (192-G-71, agency: World Sport Agency) and Keydren Clark (173-G-84, college: St.Peter's) scoring 19 points each and Italian veteran Gianmarco Pozzecco (185-G-72) answering with 22 pts in losing effort. Angelico Biella confirmed its second place on the table prevailing 84-73 over Premiata Montegranaro, at the end of a very battled game, in which Barry Elder (193-G-82, college: Georgia Tech) with 24 pts and Kevinn Pinkney (206-F-83, college: Nevada) with 21 were the main performers.
See complete boxscores at www.legabasket.it
Lucenec increased to 12-3 record after an offensive win over Levice 97:91. The hosts started with 31:21 in the opening quarter that gave them a possibility to control the rest of it. Martin Sykora (190-G/F-81, agency: Heinrich Sports) led the winners with 21 points. Kovacevic posted 18, while Tarabus scored 17. Mladen Gambiroza (206-C-75, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) and Pohanka ended up with 16 points in defeat.
Chemosvit Svit beat Nitra 88:78 to take 11-4 record. Trailing 4 points at the half the hosts managed to produce 25:13 in the third quarter to reach a positive result. Martin Bilik (194-F-87) led the winners with 17 points. Laco nailed 14, while Znanec and Pezer had 13 each. Hrvoje Gasparac (189-G-84, college: S.Nevada CC) finished the game with 15 points for the visitors.
Pezinok won over HBK Prievidza 71:59 to take also 11-4 record. The game looked like more defensive especially in the third quarter when the hosts got 13:8. Andrej Lukjanec (202-F/C-69) paced the winners with 16 points. Micuda netted 15, while Kozlik scored 13. Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83, agency: Interperformances) produced 19 points in the losing effort.
The next round is scheduled on December 29th.
Chemosvit Svit - Nitra 88:78 (21:23, 18:20, 25:13, 24:22)
Chemosvit Svit: Martin Bilik 17, Laco 14, Znanec 13, Pezer 13
Nitra: Hrvoje Gasparac 15, Hill 14, Seman 12
Lucenec - Levice 97:91 (31:21, 26:24, 17:18, 23:28)
Lucenec: Martin Sykora 21, Kovacevic 18, Tarabus 17
Levice: Mladen Gambiroza 16, Pohanka 16, Ristanovic 13
Pezinok - HBK Prievidza 71:59 (20:16, 19:21, 13:8, 19:14)
Pezinok: Andrej Lukjanec 16, Micuda 15, Kozlik 13
HBK Prievidza: Hrvoje Puljko 19, Storcel 13, Immink 9
Dolny Kubin - MBK Handlova 70:92 (25:24, 12:23, 14:16, 19:29)
Dolny Kubin: Nikita Sljuka (187-G-87) 16, Findura 15, Cvitanovic 12
MBK Handlova: Ludovit Smacko (195-G/F-73) 25, Milosevic 21, Bratic 14
Rade Mijanovic has been named the new head coach of the Slovenian U-18 National Team, it was announced today. ..
Edward Santana (203-F-80) (Alimentos Palencia) and Jonathan Barcelo (192-G-79) (CB Tarragona) were the MVP in the 13rd round in the Adecco LEB-Silver with 30 of Efficiency. In the Adecco LEB-Bronze Alex Franco (200-F-76, agency: Interperformances, college: Tennessee Tech) (Rayet Guadalajara) was the MVP with 42 of efficiency.
Week 13 TOP 5 Efficiency LEB-Silver:
Edward Santana (Palencia): 30 (19pt + 14rb)
Jonathan Barcelo (CB Tarragona): 30 (21pt + 4rb)
Christian Williams (Almeria): 26 (14pt + 11rb)
Stevei Johnson (Caja Rioja): 26 (22pt + 9rb)
David Mesa (Almeria): 25 (15pt + 15rb)
Week 13 TOP 5 Efficiency LEB-Bronze:
Alex Franco (Rayet Guadalajara): 42 (22pt + 16rb)
Reginald Griffin (Salsas Musa): 32 (26pt + 6rb)
Ivan Matamalas (Alaior Opel Jovent): 30 (26pt + 3rb)
Lino Lopez (189-G-76) (Basquet Coruna): 26 (14pt + 4rb + 8as)
Brett Beeson (Balneario Archena): 24 (25pt + 7rb)
|BWBL Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Yegorova TIM 223|
2. Faskhuldinova 213
3. Vashkevich Ber 186
4. Savina TIM 184
5. Samburska Oli 183
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Savina TIM 92|
2 Crockett Cesis 78
3. Okonkwo Cesis 77
4. Ramanava Minsk 74
5 Ieva Kulite Rapa 50
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Padabed Bere 7.6|
2. Zubrytskaya Min 5.2
3. Eibele Avantis 4.5
5. Anufrienko 3.4
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Zubrytskaya Min 6.7|
2 Padabed Berezin 6.4
3 Racinaja Rapa 5.2
|Blocks Per Game|
|1. Paugaitė Arvi 2.5|
2. Alminaitė LTU 1.9
3. Savina TIM 1.3
|1 Samburska Olimp 73.7|
2 Crockett Cesis 70.9
3 Zarina Avantis 70.9
|1 Strikasa Rapa 82.6|
2 Marmienė Laisvė 81.4
3 Autukaitė LTU 78.2
|1 Wallace TLU 61|
2 Moore Arvi 60.9
3 Duboiskaya Ber 60.8
SM-sarja, Round 16: Four games today without major upsets. PeKa (Kotka) had tiny difficulties at Nokia, but won after all by four vs BC Nokia. Shanika Freeman (183-F/C-83, college: Jacksonville St.) led PeKa with 23 pts. PuHu (Vantaa) had a "safe" lead after three quarters against HoNsU (Jyvaskyla) (51-39), but HoNsU won the 4th quarter 15-31 and the game 66-70! Salla Viitanen (168-G-87) led HoNsU with 22 pts. The autumn is now in the package. Next Round (#17) will be first on Jan 5, 2008, so it's time for Christmas brake. Players in Catz (Lappeenranta) and PeKa (Kotka) will get the most and biggest Xmas presents, as those two Teams are on the top with record 15-1. Maybe also Kenya Robinson (182-C-70, college: New Orleans), whose stats make her the leading scorer in the league, # 4 in rebounds and # 5 with assists. Merry Christmas!
BC Nokia - PeKa 78-82 (37-30) (Sherry McCracklin 19, Taru Asp 17 - Shanika Freeman 23, Susanna Rinta 18).
PuHu - HoNsU 66-70 (33-20) (Aneta Kausaite 20, Heli Roukanoja 16 - Salla Viitanen 22, Charlee Underwood 18).
YMCA Helsinki - Espoo Team 66-54 (33-27) (Laura Toivonen 18, Niina Laaksonen 17/16 - Mirka Jarchovska 15, Pauliina Oksanen 15).
Huima - FoA 88-70 (49-37) (Kenya Robinson 24/17, Chrystal Erwin 24 - Caitlin Chiaramonte 15/12, Megan Griffith 15).
Fiera di Roma Pomezia - Gescom Viterbo 62 - 52
(23-6, 38-26, 52-36)
FIERA DI ROMA: Di Battista F. 16 (2/3,4/9), Hodges D. 16 (3/8,3/6), Cinili S. 2 (1/3), Mancini G. dnp, Mendes T. (-, 0/1), Carrol L. (0/1,0/1), Clarisse Machanguana (194-C/F-73, college: ODU) 15 (6/7), Lichnerova J. 3 (1/2,0/2), Scimitani S. 2 (1/4), Gattini C. 7 (2/5,1/1). Coach Incecchi Sandro
GESCOM VITERBO: Kouznetsova S. (-, 0/1), Santucci L. 3 (1/4), Bonafede M. 1 (-, 0/1), Smith S. 21 (9/18), Puskar M. 9 (3/4), Maslowski M. 3 (1/2), Limoura L. 15 (6/12, 1/2), Siccardi V. (0/3), Gorla dnp, Crepaldi dnp. Coach Xaxa Federico