EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 5/31/2007Copyright © 1997-2006 Eurobasket
The American Basketball Association today announced that it would return to the city of Baltimore, Maryland in November under the leadership of businesswoman Kia Feaster. The new league team will be named the Baltimore Bay Lions, and another native of Baltimore, Kirk Mitchell will be Director of Operations and Head Coach. The Baltimore Bay Lions inaugural season begins in November at the 1st Mariner Arena. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.abalive.com
Andre Levingston, President of the Halifax Rainmen, announced yesterday Kevin MaBone as Head Coach and General Manager of Basketball Operations. MaBone, 45, from Detroit, Michigan, will be responsible for overseeing team operations, including scouting and overall development for the new team. The Rainmen official website www.rainmenbasketball.com will be launched today and will be kept updated with all the latest Rainmen information and news (schedule, tickets, announcements, weathergirls try-outs, forum and more). The Rainmen are proud to announce that TPH, a nationwide printing company with over 70 company-owned locations across Canada, has been secured as one of their Rainmaker sponsors. Westin Hotel & Resorts and Halifax Daily News are continuing on board as a sponsor of the team, which was initiated during the 2007 ABA All-Star game.
Olympiakos equalise the series against Aris only because Pini Gershon added his big force in the team. Schortsianitis played for the first time after nearly one month and was the steping stone of the victory which is giving the right to the reds to play in the Alexandreion melathron in three days and be able to assert the victory and the possibility to play in the finals against Panathinaikos.
Sofocles Schortsianitis (206-F-85) played only 11 minutes (that's the time tha Pini Gershon "allowed" him to play) and it was enough to score 15 points, 2 rebounds and 1 block shot with a TENDEX of 1.139. Henry Domercant (192-G-80, college: E.Illinois) was the top scorer with 18 points while from Aris, Alex Scales (192-G-78, college: Oregon) scored 22 and Terrell Castle (182-G-72, college: Nicholls St.) 15. The quarters were: 19-15, 42-28, 71-57 and the final 92-68.
PVSK-Expo Center Pecs - Falco KC-Szombathely 84-80
(18-28, 26-23, 25-15, 15-14)
Pecs, Att.: 2.500, Referees: Papp P., Hegedűs, Szilas
PVSK-Expo Center Pecs: Balazs Simon (188-G-80, agency: Court Side) 27/3, Lakatos, Denes 6/6, Toth N. 6, Bojan Lapov (211-C-68) 19/9, Aleksic 7/3, Peter Kecskes (208-F/C-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Hawaii) 11, Wittmann 2, Hosszu 6/6, Grebenar, Coach Volgyi Peter
Falco KC-Szombathely: Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, college: Mississippi St.) (193-G/F-82, college: Mississippi St.) 32/9, Tibor Pankar (195-F-76, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 12/6, Szabo Zs. 8/3, Du Juan Wiley (206-C-75, college: Michigan St.) 12/6, Aliakseyeu 8, Graczer, Borszeki 3/3, Will 5/3, Feigl, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
Falco KC-Szombathely - PVSK-Expo Center Pecs 91-88
(24-17, 17-20, 20-16, 30-35)
SZOMBATHELY: Winsome Frazier 25, Will 6/3, Tibor Pankar (195-F-76, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 16/6, Wiley 11/6, Nikola Aliakseyeu (212-C-78, agency: Globalsports/Globalevents, college: Buffalo) 18, Zsolt Szabo (202-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 12, Szanati, Csiszar, Feigl, Borszeki, Graczer 3/3, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
PECS: Balazs Simon (188-G-80, agency: Court Side) 31/6, Peter Lakatos (194-G-79) 12, Denes 10/6, Norbert Toth (203-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 10, Lapov 12/6, Aleksic 2, Kecskes 4, Wittmann 7/3, Hosszu, Coach: Volgyi Peter
The last game will be played on friday in Pecs!
Subang Court 9 USJ 14 Basketball Committee launched their new series of SHAFIEE SHARIFF ABDULLAH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT which kick off on 7th July at USJ 14 Court 9 Basketball Court.
Same with last year, this event associate by Selangor Basketball Association, to promote healthy basketball sport, and the spirit of team building and unity amongst the youth of all races.
YB Dato' Lee Hwa Beng, ADUN Subang Jaya will officiate the Opening of the tournament.
It is a age groups competition, comprising 16-17 group (Boys), 13-15 Group (Boys) and 13-16 Group (Girls), each team will only require 8 players and a team manager and a coach.
Present national youth and SUKMA players are not eligible to participate in this competition; meanwhile, state players are allowed to participate. If there is no team sent by school, students are allowed to form their own team.
Registration fee for this championship only at RM 150.00, entry close on the 30th June. Trophies, medals and cash will be awarded to the winning teams.
For further enquiry of this championship, please contact Wea Hong (012-3197333/016-6891948) and Mr. Tong (016-2705233)
source from www.selangorbasketball.com
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Here is the list of 32 candidates of Serbian National Team for European championship in
Mile Ilic (215-C-84) of New Jersey N
Aleksandar Rasic (195-G-84, agency: Beo Basket) of Efes Pilsen
Bojan Popovic (190-G-83, agency: Beo Basket) of Dynamo Moscow
Vule Avdalovic (189-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) of Pamesa
Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) of Partizan, Novica Velickovic (205-F-86) of Partizan, Uros Tripkovic (197-G-86) of Partizan, Milenko Tepic (202-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) of Partizan, Luka Bogdanovic (207-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) of Partizan, Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) of Crvena Zvezda, Petar Popovic (211-C-79) of Crvena Zvezda, Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86) of Crvena Zvezda, Milan Gurovic (207-F-76, agency: Beo Basket) of Crvena Zvezda, Vuk Radivojevic (197-G-83, agency: Beo Basket) of Crvena Zvezda, Nemanja Aleksandrov (211-C/F-87) of Crvena Zvezda, Dragan Labovic (208-C/F-87) of FMP, Zoran Erceg (211-C/F-85) of FMP, Branko Cvetkovic (200-G-84) of FMP, Milos Teodosic (196-G-87) of FMP, Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) of Hemofarm, Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) of Hemofarm, Stefan Markovic (191-G-88) of Hemofarm
Nikola Dragovic (203-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) of UCLA NCAA1, Ivan Radenovic (208-F-84) of Arizona NCAA1, Vuk Ivanovic (208-C/F-83, college: Seton Hill) of BYU NCAA1
Slavnic didn't add on the list players who still don't know are they will play for
With 2-1 lead in the Final series, Azovmash was defeated by BC Kyiv in Mariupol. BC Kyiv claimed a breathtaking 79:78 victory and will have home advantage in the decisive game. The golden game is scheduled for tomorrow, May 31st. As the whole country is expecting such an event, it was decided to hold the game in Sport Palace, where the capacity is much bigger than in Meridian, the arena where the teams played first two games.
Ukraine will find out the winner of the Play-offs tomorrow in the fifth decisive game between two best teams in our country. Azovmash and BC Kyiv tasted the victories at home and in a road and it is still very difficult to predict the winner. In Game 4 BC Kyiv stole an important win from Azovmash with 18 points from LaMarr Greer (196-G-76, college: Florida St.). Kyiv started strongly and raced into a 15:10 lead, however the hosts soon struck back and finished the opening quarter with 27:23. Both squads ended up the half with 44:44 on the board.
Azovmash and BC Kyiv went toe-to-toe until the closing stages when Jermaine Jackson (195-G-76, college: Detroit Mercy) put Kyiv into a 77:76 lead with one minute remaining. It was Jackson again who increased the vistors' lead to 79:76. What Azovmash could do, was only to reduce the score by free throw from Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut).
Just a reminder that last year Azovmash won the Final of the play-offs. The team from Mariupol finished the series with 3-1 and celebrated the win in the League. Two yars ago Kyiv swept the Final series. So, what to expect tomorrow?
Azovmash Mariupol- BC Kyiv 78:79 (27:23, 17:21, 17:14, 17:21)
Azovmash Mariupol: Panagiotis Liadelis (193-G-74) 20, Khalid El-Amin 16, Lischuck 12+5 rebs
BC Kyiv: LaMarr Greer 18, Marko Maravic (201-F-79, agency: VTBM/SRBM) 15, Artur Drozdov (198-G-80) 11+6 rebs.
Phoenix trailed by 17 points in the second half but manage to deliver an overall 76:75 over their Western conference rivals Sacramento Monarchs. All-Star Diana Taurasi picked up to technical fouls in 1 minute to be sent off in the middle of the second frame. The scoreline was showing 41:24 in favor of the Monarchs. However it was not the end of the story for the home side. They first cut the lead to 10 points at halftime 48:38. Cappie Pondexter (5'9''-G-83, college: Rutgers) nailed 21 points after Taurasi's ejection and lifted the Mercury to the win. Pondexter converted a layup to tie the game 71:71. Later on Kelly Miller (5'10''-G-78, college: Georgia) added three free throws to make it 5-point Mercury's advantage. This was too much for Sacramento as they fell to draw in the dying seconds. Cappie Pondexter finished the game with 23 points for the Mercury. Kelly Miller produced 15 points for the winners. Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, college: Georgetown) (6'3''-F/C-81, college: Georgetown) secured 16 points and 10 boards for the Monarchs. Nicole Powell (6'2''-G/F-82, college: Stanford) had 13 points and 9 rebounds in a loss.
The San Antonio Silver Stars drove to another win in the season this time over the Houston Comets 82:71 away from home. Becky Hammon (5'6''-G-77, college: Colorado St.) scored 26 points to ensure the third victory for the Silver Stars. Houston got off to the worst start in their history as they are at 0-3 for the moment. Michelle Snow (6'5''-C-80, college: Tennessee) chipped in 20 points for the Comets. Tina Thompson (6'2''-F-75, college: USC) provided 18 points in a losing effort. The Comets committed 18 turnovers comparing to 9 from the Silver Stars, moreover they did not convert a single three pointer missing all 7 attempts.
Phoenix - Sacramento 76:75
Phoenix: Cappie Pondexter 23 points, Kelly Miller 15, Tangela Smith 11
Sacramento: Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, college: Georgetown) 16+10 boards, Nicole Powell 13, Demya Walker 12
San Antonio - Houston 82:71
San Antonio: Becky Hammon 26, Sophia Young (6'1''-F-83, college: Baylor) 16, Erin Buescher 11
Houston: Michelle Snow 20, Tina Thompson 18, Hamchetou Maiga-Ba 12
Indiana - Minnesota 89:75
Indiana: Tamika Catchings (6'1''-F-79, college: Tennessee) 21, Tamika Whitmore (6'2''-C-77, college: Memphis) 17, Tammy Suuton-Brown 11
Minnesota: Simona Augustus (6'1''-G-84, college: LSU) 23, Lindsey Harding (5'8''-G-84, college: Duke) 17.