EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 9/18/2007

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ADRIATIC LEAGUE

Slovan complete roster with Clemons, Buducnost target Cebular -by Zeljko Zule

Geoplin Slovan has completed its roster for the upcoming season by inking Ricky Clemons (180-G-80, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Missouri) ex Znicz Sokolow Jaroslaw on a one year contract.

Buducnost is negotiating and very close to Slovenian NT member Sandi Cebular (196-G-86) ex Union Olimpija.



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AFGHANISTAN

NBAA, The National Basketball Association of Afghanistan -by Jay

I would like to introduce everyone to the NBAA, The National Basketball Association of Afghanistan. This organization is a private organization, focused on the development of the sport of Basketball from within Afghanistan.

All are welcome to join this new Basketball Association, as we celebrate Basketball everyday in Afghanistan. We are an organization from the grass roots here working with full support of the players. Our NBAA will be opening offices on Eid, Inshallah at the end of the month of Ramadahan.

The Afghan Basketball players are tired of people talking, and not doing anything we are completely and currently separate from the Afghan National Olympic Committee until we reach an agreement that is uniform to our new basketball association. The NBAA will follow a uniform democratic election, where anyone can make themselves a candidate to serve for a 3 year term. The NBAA board will be formed and we begin working independently for the future of basketball without people who are in it for their own benefit.

We will hold a dinner for all the Ministers of the Afghan Government, to celebrate the opening of the NBAA. We are not in any shape or form attached with any member of the dysfunctional ANABF, and we will continue to independent with anyone who is identified with them. For those in Afghanistan, registration has already begun, please bring your government ID's and passport photos immediately for identification. Afghan American players will be able to complete registration through our website coming out very soon based around our new logo. This logo will be promoted through all of Afghanistan, from Kabul to Kandahar to Herat immediately.

Please review our new Logo, and give us your opinions on it. Thank You all very much for taking a look at our new logo.
Naser Shahalemi
Founder of the NBAA, National Basketball Association of Afghanistan established 2007 inside Kabul, Afghanistan. All NBAA activities supported by private corporations based in Afghanistan. NBAA is completely independent from the Afghan Government currently.



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BARBADOS

Jemmont, Thompson combine for 65 as Cougars dismantle Deacons -by Justin Marville
Thirty point performances from Ricardo Jemmont and Jamal Thompson lifted Jose y Jose Cougars to an easy 105-50 victory over Deacons B when the Barbados Light and Power Under-21 basketball competition resumed Friday at the YMCA.

Playing without the 6'9” Jemmont in the first quarter, the Cougars got out in transition for easy open court baskets behind Romar Beckles and Wendell Crookendale, abandoning any form of half court offence with their star “big man” starting on the bench.

However, their poor perimeter defence at the other end of the floor kept the lesser experienced Deacons team in the quarter as Mario Sealy and Stephan Ottley continually made Cougars pay for leaving them unmarked by knocking down their uncontested jumpers in the period.

But that suspect defensive effort would change within a matter of minutes once Jemmont entered the game to start the ensuing quarter.

Leading 20-18 to begin the second period, the Cougars blew open the game with a 14-4 run sparked by several blocks and defensive rebounds by the athletic Jemmont, as Deacons struggled to find any sort of offensive rhythm early in the quarter.

The dominant Cougars centre proved to be too much to handle at the other end of the floor as well, scoring 10 second quarter points on mainly put-backs from offensive rebounds and easy lay-ups, while creating room on the perimeter for Crookendale and Thompson to operate.

The trio would combine to score twenty-two second quarter points to give the Hothersal squad a comfortable 44-26 advantage entering the half-time break.

A subsequent 7-0 Cougars run to start the third quarter stretched Deacons deficit well past twenty points as Deacons struggled with turnovers which were converted into points at the other end by Thompson and Beckles.

After scoring just eight second quarter points, Deacons would get a lift offensively from promising young centre Aamir Morris midway through the third, with the 14 year-old Harrison College student providing his side with a reliable scoring option in the paint, but with Jemmont and company in full flow Morris' efforts proved fruitless.

Taking a 65-41 lead into the ensuing period, Thompson and Jemmont took full control of the game's proceedings, combining for thirty-four fourth quarter points as Deacons completely broke down at both ends of the court amidst the rout.

Jemmont and Thompson finished with 34 and 31 points respectively and got good contributions of 15 points from Crookendale and Beckles, who chipped in with a further 14. For Deacons, Kirk Giles had a team high 11 points while Morris ended with 10.

In the night's second game, Stefan Babb scored a game winning free throw with no time left on the clock to give the Pirates B a 50-49 win over Deacons A.

With the scores locked at 49, Babb was fouled while taking a three point attempt as time expired, and the Pirates forward calmly converted the first of three foul shots to give his side the victory in regulation.

Troy Worrell scored 11 of his team high 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Pirates, Gershon Forde added 10 points while Aamir Morris was the lone Deacons player in double digits with 16.


Bulls hammer Braves to remain undefeated -by Justin Marville
The league leading Clapham Bulls kept their perfect record in tact on Saturday, routing Checker Hall Braves 105-48 at the Barbados Community College to register their third successive victory in the Barbados Light and Power Under-21 basketball competition.

With a couple of their role players starting in favour of some of Clapham's “bigger names”, the Bulls opened the first quarter slowly, giving up numerous second chance attempts by failing to clear the defensive glass and struggling to contain Kevon Carter and Omar Richmond in the open court.

But the Bulls would step up their defensive effort midway through the quarter, forcing Checker Hall into some timely turnovers while Damian McClean's playmaking ability at the other end of the floor lifted Clapham's stagnant offence.

McClean created problems for the Braves' defence by penetrating their zone and finding the front court pair of Daniel Lovell and Devon Cox for easy baskets underneath the ring, leading Clapham to open up a double digit lead late in the period.

The trio would combine for 19 first quarter points, outscoring Checker hall by themselves as the Braves struggled on offence once the Bulls kept them off the offensive glass.

Trailing 11-23 to start the ensuing period, the Braves fought their way back into the game by attacking Clapham on the offensive boards once again, with forward Damian Bovell benefiting from numerous second chance points on the inside. Bovell erupted for 12 points in the period, creating havoc in the paint on the offensive end and reducing the Bulls lead to just six points, 30-24, within the quarter's first five minutes.

However, the momentum would quickly change in favour of the Bulls after Bovell found himself in early foul trouble and was forced to sit out the closing minutes of the period, while the rest of the Braves side struggled to cope with Clapham's switch to a full court defence.

With usual starters Rahiim Gibbons and Stefan Yarde providing a spark off the bench and Checker Hall constantly throwing away the ball under immense pressure, the Bulls closed the half on a 20-7 run led by a combined 15 points from Gibbons and Yarde, giving Clapham a 50-31 cushion going into the intermission.

The Bulls started the third quarter slowly but still managed to open up a thirty point lead midway through the period as reserve centre Raj Edwards found himself free in the paint for uncontested lay-ups.

The game went from bad to worse for the Braves when Bovell fouled out within a minute of returning to the floor with the team already facing a thirty point deficit, thus resulting in Clapham scoring nine unanswered points to close the third and extending their advantage to 79-40.

With the game well in hand the Bulls' reserves got sloppy with the basketball in the early goings of the fourth quarter, forcing coach Barry Rock to go to the combination of Lovell, Yarde and Gibbons to close out the game as Clapham's offensive execution at the beginning of the period left a lot to be desired.

Lovell led five Bulls players in double digits with a game high 27 points, Gibbons finished with 15 and McClean chipped in with 13 points. Yarde and Shane Rock added a further 11 and 10 points respectively for Clapham while Richmond top scored for the Braves with 14 points and Bovell netted 13.

The night's second game saw the Colombian Emeralds International Senators keep pace with the league leading Bulls with a similar 3-0 record after defeating Pirates A 106-70.

The Senators scored seven unanswered points to open the game and never looked back as Pirates' leading man Decino Corbin battled foul trouble from as early as the first quarter.

Senators were paced by twenty point games from forwards Aswad Alexander and Andre Holder who finished with 25 and 21 points respectively, Andre Freeman added 17 while Nicholai Williams scored 12 and Dadrian Browne chipped in with 10 points. Manuel Alleyne was the high man for Pirates with a team high 21 points.


Farrell leads Lakers past Eagles -by Justin Marville
Led by a game high 27 points from swingman George Farrell, title contenders Lumber Company Lakers used a great defensive first half effort to cruise to a comfortable 83-58 victory over the Eagles at the Barbados Community College in the latest action of the Barbados Light and Power under-21 basketball tournament on Sunday night

From as early as the opening tip the Lakers forced the issue behind the use of a well executed full court press on defence, creating numerous turnovers which led to easy baskets in transition for shooting guard Keefe Birkett as the Husbands squad started the game on an 8-1 run.

The Eagles finally managed to keep Birkett out of the open court midway through period by consistently breaking the press without turning over the ball, giving key forward Marlo Sandiford the opportunity to operate against younger Lakers counterpart Kohbia Barrow in the low blocks.

Sandiford took advantage of the mismatch in the key, giving impetus to a once struggling Eagles offence, but the Folkston based side would still find themselves down double digits in the first as Farrell put on a shooting clinic at the other end.

The Lakers small forward torched his perimeter defenders for 12 first quarter points on five of six shooting from the outside to give the Husbands team a 26-14 lead at the end of the period.

With the Lakers defence now focused on slowing Sandiford in the paint and brothers Whitneil and Whitroy George failing to get anything going from the wings, the Eagles' offence stalled in the second quarter as the Lakers frontcourt, led by Ian Alexander, controlled the defensive boards to keep the Eagles to one shot and out on each possession.

The Eagles only managed to add a further eight points in the first half, one less than the combined second quarter tally of Farrell and Alexander, while the Lakers benefited from a balanced scoring effort in the period at the other end, resulting in the Husbands team stretching their advantage to twenty-four points, 48-22, by half-time.

Despite having their best quarter offensively in the third, with Whitroy George exploding to the basket at will, the Eagles' deficit ballooned to thirty points at the start of the second half as Farrell continued his scoring exploits, this time getting out in the open court for easy lay-ups against some poor transition defence from the Eagles.

Farrell went on to add a further eight points in the period and was taken out of the game for good to begin the fourth quarter with his team in cruise control leading 69-41.

Sandiford was the high man for the Eagles with 13 points while the George brothers both ended with 11 points apiece. Alexander assisted Farrell with 11 points and was the only other Lakers player in double digits.

Defending under-21 champions Station Hill Cavaliers closed in on the league leading Bulls and Senators with a convincing 79-42 win against Deacons A in the evening's first game.

Despite playing without the services of starting shooting guard Jamar King and sparingly using starters Jamai Puckerin, Corey Howard and Stefan Clarke, the Cavs still managed to achieve the easy victory behind a game high 19 points from Darren Hunte and a further 11 from Marlon Bascombe.

Saeed Norville, with an impressive display of outside shooting in the third, led Deacons with 10 points.


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BULGARIA

Here comes Videnov Junior! -by Vladi Lazarova
The best Bulgarian male player for 2006 - Filip Videnov (196-F/G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Kentucky), became a father of a lovely babyboy. Today his wife Ina gave birth to their first child. Videnov Junior already has amazing basketball records: height - 55 cm, weight: 4,0 kg. The mother and the baby are feeling good and will stay in “Saint Sofia” hospital in Sofia. The little boy came to this world at the National day of Bulgarian capital and famous Bulgarian holiday, called “Faith, Hope, Love”. The family is still discussing the name of their infant. Videnov, who is recovering from a foot injury will announce it on Wednesday. But sources close to the player and his wife told that probably the name will be Antoan.
“I am very happy. I think this is the greatest feeling, the greatest moment in my life”, said 27-years old father.


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CHINA

Most Imports Arrived in china -by Robert Wang
All CBA teams have their imports already and most of them have arrived in China. Ernest Brown and Pat has arrived in Liao Ning and they hope they could help team to go the the finals. But as a forteller, This season, Fu Jian might be a strong team since they made a good improvement last year and their new coach Wu Qing Long had coached Liao Ning, Yun Nan and China Junior National team. With their big time import Chris Porter's hlpe. Fu Jian could be better! good luck!

God shamgod has arrived his old team Zhe Jiang Wan ma and he could help his team on the PG position! His former team, Shan Xi took Major wingate.

Hope all these imports give the fans a good season in China for the season 2007-2008. Good Luck all!



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COLOMBIA

Soles miss Culver, hires Antone Kerley -by Victor Garcia
Soles currently in the 4th place of te Federation Cup, misses Atoine Curley who injured his arm , and brings Antone Kerley (6´10" C,Morehead St) to replace him.

Federation Cup, September 15 , results: -by Victor Garcia
Federation Cup, September 15 , results:

Bucaros 97
Arrieros 79

Bucaros took revenge of its fall in Bucaramanga and defeated Arrieros in the second game, but in the first half Arrieros fight hard, win the first quarter and finished the half one pint behind.
In the third Trudo and Lolar waked up and helped Moreno to take control of the game, Bucaros finished the third with a 17 pts lead.
Moreno , Trudo and Lolar were the top performers for Bucaros and Aragon, Williams and Leon in Arrieros

Soles 91
Piratas 89
Soles won both games against Piratas in San Andres, Victor Lever was again the hero, with his buzzer three pointer that sent the game to overtime, Anton Kerley played its second game In the isle.

Alcaldia de Tunja 74 - Berrio 12 pts
Indervalle 90 - Woodward 26 pts
Brian Woodward´s 26 points leade Indervalle to this key victory in the battle for survive, it was not the night for Tomas Diaz team, just Joban Berrio bring some offense with 12 points.
Alcaldia de Tunja is now far away from the semifinals, while Indervalle stil have life.


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CROATIA

Market news! -by Dani Erceg
Ivan Krolo (216-C-83, agency: Court Side) signed for Osijek 2006. He played last season for Union Nasket Poitiers 86 (FRA-ProB) and averaged 8.2ppg, 5.8rpg.

Dubrava signed Bozo Barac (208-F/C-79, agency: Interperformances) and Domagoj Kesina (202-F-79) . Barac played last season for Student Tuzla and Sigal Prishtine. Kesina played for Osijek 2006.


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CUBA

TNA, games. -by Alessandro Fontana
TNA games. Capitalinos defeat Matanzas with a great Orestes Torres (203-C-87). For Matanzas in the first game Allens Jemmott (193-G-80) scored 40 pts. Ciego de Avila is defeated in the first game of the week-end by Camaguey. In the second game Michael Guerra (188-G-79) is the leader and Ciego de Avila wins and reaches Capitalinos at the top of the TNA Ranking.
The results:
Capitalinos- Matanzas= 90-83 ( C= Orestes Torres 23, Leguen 18, Garcia 15; M= Jemmot 40, Torriente 17)
VillaClara- Cienfuegos= 91-83 (VC= Boffill 24, Cartas 17, Rodriguez 16; C= Jova 25, Quesada 19)
Camaguey- Ciego de Avila= 83-75 (C= Arzola 17, Polas 14, Batista 11; CAV= Guerra 19, Silvestre 19)
Granma-Las Tunas= 89-90 (G= Guillen 20, Bazaga 18, LT= Garcia 31, Ayala 18, Del Toro 14)
Guantanamo- Santiago de Cuba= 87-82 (G= Elias 26, masso 17, Pons 12; SC= D. Del Toro 20, Hechevarria 14)
Habana- Pinar del Rio= the game will be played on Tuesday 18 September.

Capitalinos-Matanzas= 80-74 (C= Valdes 19, Alvarez 12, Orestes Torres 11; M=Torriente 25, Jemmot 20)
Villa Clara- Cienfuegos= 98-68 (VC= Boffill 34, Cartas 18, Farinas 11; C= Rodriguez 26, Quesada 14)
Camaguey- Ciego de Avila= 75-77 (C= Jaca 14, Batista 12; CAV= Guerra 25, Granda 19, Reyes 11)
Granma- Las Tunas= 83-95 (G= Guillen 27, Fonseca 15; LT= Garcia 26, Castell 21, Terrero 17)
Guantanamo- Santiago de Cuba= 89-74 (G= Pons 35, Elias 20, Masso 14; SC= Martinez 23, D. Del toro 16)
Habana-Pinar del Rio= the game will be played on Wednesday 19 September.
A. Fontana


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EURO CHAMPS

Slovenia Grab Last Olympic Qualiyfing Spot, Rasho ranks as EC's top blocker -by Zeljko Zule
Slovenia drained seven three-pointers during a 24-6 run to start the fourth quarter in knocking off France 88-74 to clinch seventh place at the 2007 EuroBasket as well as a berth in next summer's pre-Olympic tournament and Radoslav Nesterovic (212-C-76) is the Championship leading blocker, rejecting 1,9 balls per game. Jaka Lakovic hit three long bombs in the big stretch on his way to 26 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Radoslav Nesterovic collected 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.
SLOVENIA 88 (18+18+15+37): Cebular DNP, Lakovic 26, Dragic, Nesterovic 19, Smodis 13, Slokar 13, Klobucar 2, Jagodnik 5, D.Lorbek 8, Vidmar DNP, E.Lorbek.
FRANCE 74 (17+23+17+17): Gomis 10, Badiane DNP, Giffa 2, Sangare, Diawara 7, Parker 31, Fercheaud 5, Pietrus 4, Kirksay 2, Diaw, Turiaf 13, Weis.


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FINLAND

KORISLIIGA: Korihait signed with Marwan Gaines -by Rauno Hurmalainen
American F Marwan Gaines (196-F-82, college: Findlay (OH)) will return back to Finland. Korihait (Uusikaupunki) and Gaines have signed a 1-year-contract. Gaines is familiar earlier with CBA, IBL basketball as well as with European basketball in Luxembourg, Finland and Austria.

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GERMANY

ALBA Berlin inks Vujadin Subotic -by Moritz Korff
ALBA Berlin (1. Bundesliga) agreed with Vujadin Subotic (198-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) on a contract for one season. The Serb is 25 years of age and played for the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig in this past campaign, averaging 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals per contest. Before moving to Germany Subotic spent three years with KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd.

Koeln 99ers: Nadjfeji is back -by Moritz Korff
Aleksandar Nadjfeji (203-F-76) has signed a new contract for one year with the Koeln 99ers (1. Bundesliga). The 30-year-old Forward received offers from other German teams and abroad during the summer, but finally decided to stay on the River Rhine. Nadjfeji already returned to the squad this past weekend, when suiting up for the 99ers at a tournament in Meschede.

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HOLLAND

Greg Harrington leaves Eiffeltowers Den Bosch -by Fred Roggen
Greg Harrington (188-G-79, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Tulsa) the intended pointguard of EiffelTowers is back to the U.S.A. The American could not bring what coach Randy Wiel expected from him so he could leave the Eiffeltowers

MyGuide adds Alon Stein. -by Fred Roggen
MyGuide Amsterdam has added with Alon Stein (186-G-78, agency: Arik Krayn Services) again a player to their roster. Alon Stein, a German with an Israeli passport, played past season for Genava Devils in Switzerland

Eiffeltowers inks Dean Oliver -by Fred Roggen
EiffelTowers announced the signing of Dean Oliver (180-G-78, college: Iowa) this morning. Oliver played earlier for Golden State Warriors (NBA) and several teams in Europe like Slovan Ljubljana (SLO), KK Zadar (CRO) and Slask Wroclaw (POL)

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HUNGARY

Pre-season tournaments, part 2 -by Tamas Deri

IV. PVSK CUP, PECS
Saturday, 15th of September 2007 (Day three)

PVSK-Expo Center Pecs - Albacomp 67-85
(18-23, 18-23, 15-18, 16-21)
Pecs, Att.: 800, Referees: Cziffra, Adam, Kiraly
PVSK-Expo Center Pecs: Krisztian Wittmann (184-G-85, agency: FCM) 17/9, Aleksic 13/3, Grebenar 7, Hickman 4, Czigler 4, Toth 8, Lapov 7, Kutasi 4, Hosszu 3, Polya -, Lepsenyi -, Eilingsfeld -, Coach: Volgyi Peter
Albacomp: Zoltan Bencze (213-C-81) 14, Brown 14/6, Radovic 13/9, Henderson 12, Simon 11, David 14/6, Nuber 5, Soos 2, Hanga -, Keller -, Coach: Goran Miljokvic

Univer Kecskemet-MBK Komarno 96-68


GRAND-TRANS CUP, NYIREGYHAZA
Saturday, 15th of September 2007 (Day three)

AC LB Spisska Nova Ves-KK Novi Sad 76-83

Szolnoki Olaj KK-Marso-Vagep NYKK 91-89
(27-28, 10-25, 14-8, 31-21, 9-7)
NYKK: Branko Savic (181-G-79) (20), Laslo (12), Ross Mouton (201-G/F-85, agency: Edge Sports) (25/12), Oukid (17/3), Sitku (13/3), Nagy (-), Trepak (3), Krasznai (1)
Olaj KK: Kelley (26/3), Laszlo Cziczas (187-G-79) (27/12), Molnar (-), Harazin (2), Jurkunas (15/9), Cseh (7), Gaal (10/9), Toth V. (-), Kovacs (2), Szabo (-)


AND1 CUP, KAPOSVAR
Saturday, 15th of September 2007 (Day two)

BK ESO Lucenec-KK Darda 78-65
(31-11, 16-30, 16-14, 15-10)
Lucenec: Mandic (26/3), Ridl (11/3), Kresic (10/6)
Darda: Bicvic (20/3), Suja (13/9), Tarabus (11), Sykora (10/6)

Planet Leasing Dombovar KC-Kaposvari KK 90-80
(27-12, 18-18, 20-28, 25-22)
Planet Leasing Dombovar KC: Julien Mills (193-G-84, agency: Warren Sports, college: Ball St.) (29/9), Balogh L. (6/3), Bodi (10/6), Simon N. (1), Sanders (7), English (20/6), Du Juan Wiley (206-C-75, college: Michigan St.) (9/3), Deak (8/6), Vas (-) Coach: Dzunic Branislav
Kaposvari KK: Day (29/9), Kovacs D. (-), Edwards (35/18), Roland Hendlein (201-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) (6), Orosz (4), Szőke (2), Kiss K. (4/3), Csirke (-), Coach: Viktor Berezsnoj

Sunday, 16th of September 2007 (Day three)

Planet Leasing Dombovar KC-KK Darda 97-56

(21-29, 23-13, 21-8, 32-16)

Planet Leasing Dombovar KC: Balogh 5/3, Julien Mills 15/3, Simon 5, Bodi 14/6, Du Juan Wiley 19/6, Sanders 15/3, Deak 8/3, Vas 3/3, English 8/6, Molnar 5/3


BK ESO LUCENEC-KAPOSVARI KK 65-86

(18-21, 14-23, 11-19, 22-23)

Kaposvar, Att.: 200, Referees: Cziffra, Kapitany, Marton

Lucenec: Kovacevic 11/3, Tolmaci 3/3, Tarabus 2, Bicvic 10, Scekic 7, Sykora 10, Zavodny 6, Suja 3/3, Kmetoni 9/3, Filo 4

KKK: Day 7, Kovacs 6/6, Edwards 17/3, Roland Hendlein 23/9, Orosz 8, Kiss 7/3, Szoke 5/3, Tomosvary 5/3, Csirke 5, Biro 3, Coach: Viktor Berezsnoj



KRASZNAI CUP, SOPRON
Saturday, 15th of September 2007 (Day two)

SMAFC-Klosterneuburg 78-85

(17-17, 24-27, 13-17, 24-24)

Lami-Ved Kormend-Soproni Sordogok 84-71

(20-17, 24-25, 24-10, 16-19)

Kormend: James Wright (187-G-81, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Colorado) 16, Ferencz 5/3, Fodor 5, Martin Mihajlovic (208-C-81, agency: Interperformances) 13, Vavra 10, Trummer 14/12, Dzidic 21/9, Toth G. -, Mate -, Kocsis -, Coach: Zsebe Ferenc

Sopron (best scorers): Jeff Viggiano (198-F-84, college: Massachusetts) 16/6, Bredley 10/6, Frana 10

Sunday, 16th of September 2007 (Day three)

Lami-Ved Kormend- SMAFC 94:76

(28:21, 30:16, 13:16, 23:23)

Kormend: Fodor 12/3, Kocsis 17/12, Trummer 3, Vavra 5, Martin Mihajlovic 22/6, James Wright 10, Dzidic 17, Toth G. -, Mate 6, Samu 2

SMAFC (best scorers): Csaplar-Nagy A. 20, Gombas 15


Soproni Sordogok-Klosterneuburg 85-77

(23-18, 24-14, 22-24, 16-21)
Sopron: Bradley 12, Peter Lakatos (194-G-79) 23/6, Jeff Viggiano 17/6, Kortelyesi 2, Frana 11, Szabolcs Pojbics (183-G-76) 9/3, Hallett 5/3, Boldizsar 4, Vesztegom 2
Klosterneuburg (best scorers) Spann 13/3, Balga 13, Hamidovic 10/6


VIII. FALCO-CSATAR CUP, SZOMBATHELY
Saturday, 15th of September 2007 (Day two)

Oberwart Gunners-Falco KC 85-95
(15-28, 20-21, 21-21, 29-25)
FALCO KC: Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 25/6, Doyne 16/3, Ciric 9/3, Arnas Kazlauskas (204-C/F-76, agency: Court Side) 21/6, Feigl 8, Aliakseyeu 9, Varadi 5/3, Papp 2, Will -
Oberwart (best scorers): Youngblood 28/3, Artner 17/15, Boone 10/3


Furstenfeld-Zalakeramia ZTE KK 71-88
(13-24, 15-15, 28-26 15-23)



Sunday, 16th of September 2007 (Day three)


Oberwart Gunners-Furstenfeld 65-73


FALCO KC-ZTE KK 83-69

Falco: KALMAN 17/6, Doyne 11/3, CIRIC 23/9, KAZLAUSKAS 20/6, Feigl -, Aliakseyeu 12, Varadi -, Papp -, Will -, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic

ZTE (best scorers): Kaman, 23/15, Miskovic 13/3, Walters 11/3



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IBL

SLAMS JONES SIGNS WITH USC HEIDELBERG IN GERMANY -by John Gary
courtesy oursportscentral.com The Bellingham Slam have announced that another of its former players from the 2006-07 season has signed a contract to play overseas this season. Forward Michael Jones has signed to play for USC Heidleberg in Germanys second division. Jones, a graduate of the University of Arkansas,averaged 14.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in a reserve role for the Slam last season.

Battle Creek Knights to Host Free Agent Camp -by Trask Frost
Battle Creek Knights Professional Basketball Team will host a free agent player camp in Battle Creek, Michigan, on Saturday, October 6th & Sunday, October 7th, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, @ Triple Threat Sports. There will be a free agent player camp afternoon session on Saturday, October 6th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ St. Philip Catholic Central High School Gym.

There will be player agents, scouts, and International Basketball League team personnel in attendance during the camp. IBL Commissioner Mikal Duilio “the Battle Creek Knights are one of the very best minor league basketball teams in America since 2005; they are a model organization; the Knights have always treated their players very well”. Free agent player camp fee is $75 for early registration sign up and $100 first day of camp.

For more information and questions in regard to the Knights Free Agent Camp on October 6th and 7th, please call Terry Sare at 616-889-1693 or email info@bcknights.com.

Battle Creek Knights Professional Basketball Team
2005 International Basketball League World Champions
McCamly Place
50 Capital Avenue, SW
Battle Creek, MI 49021
269-965-5001
Fax 269-965-5004
info@bcknights.com

www.bcknights.com


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INDIA

Andhra Pradesh is the new champion -by Yudhistir Krishna


Andhra Pradesh is the new champion -by Yudhistir Krishna
Andhra Prdesh outclassed the defending champion Kerela yesterday. The match which seemed to be a tug or war, swinged to the either side until the final ten minutes of the game. The vistor took a early led in the first quater with score standing at 20-16. By then the host came back fighting. But problems started appering in the Ap side when they lost Kumar for bbeing fouled out. Kerela men continued their billiant shooting led by their captian Abhilash and Manoj. The AP led by their game make NAgraj who was able to make the ball go deep into offence proved handy. Supporting him was the skipper J.Pankaj and supportive role played by the lanky satyanarayana.


Nagraj was awarded the best player of the tournament.

Score:

AP 81 (P.S. Nagaraju 21, Pankaj 16, B. Satyanarayana 16, Amruthraj 10) bt Kerala 67 (Manoj 23, Abhilash 20.


Andhra Pradesh is the new champion -by Yudhistir Krishna
Andhra Prdesh outclassed the defending champion Kerela yesterday. The match which seemed to be a tug or war, swinged to the either side until the final ten minutes of the game. The vistor took a early led in the first quater with score standing at 20-16. By then the host came back fighting. But problems started appering in the Ap side when they lost Kumar for bbeing fouled out. Kerela men continued their billiant shooting led by their captian Abhilash and Manoj. The AP led by their game make NAgraj who was able to make the ball go deep into offence proved handy. Supporting him was the skipper J.Pankaj and supportive role played by the lanky satyanarayana.


Nagraj was awarded the best player of the tournament.

Score:

AP 81 (P.S. Nagaraju 21, Pankaj 16, B. Satyanarayana 16, Amruthraj 10) bt Kerala 67 (Manoj 23, Abhilash 20.


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ISRAEL

Last game for Shay Shtriks -by Eurobasket News
Israelian referee Shay Shtriks refereed today the last game of his career. He was one of the referees in the game for 5-6 place at the Eurobasket between the teams of Croatia and Germany.
50-year old Shtriks lives in Bulgaria in the last years. From 2002 he refereed games in Bulgarian champions and from time to time in Israel. He quickly became one of the top officials in Bulgaria. Lot of times he was chosen to be referee to some of the most difficult games in Bulgarian championship.
At Eurobasket Shtriks was one of the three referees in four games - Portugal - Spain, Croatia - Portugal, Germany - Slovenia and Croatia - Germany.
The game itself was won by Germany 80-71. After a strong first half the Croatians led by eight points but then in the second led by Dirk Nowitzki the Germans managed to take the win. Nowitzki was above all in that game and finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. For the Croatians Marko Banic ended up with 16 points.
Courtesy of: http://bulgarianbasket.com/


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LITHUANIA

Neptunas Klaipeda sign Sergei Karmazinski -by Eurobasket
Neptunas Klaipeda strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Russian guard Sergei Karmazinski (198-G-83). Karmazinski played most recently at Dynamo-2 Moscow (Russia).

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MALAWI

GAVETA SHINES IN THE LAST 5 SECONDS -by Blena Chisenga

On Friday, 14/09/07 Mzuin Pointers were playing against Moyale barracks
at Moyale court. Both teams were good in shape despite that the Mzuni Pointers
were just coming back from a one month holiday. The game almost ended with
the both teams having equal baskets until Gaveta a.k.a Zinjathropus got a pass
from their pointguard and he took a two-point shot(it just went in clean-without

even touching the rim,that was the end of the game).Mzuni Pointers won with 58

baskets to 56 baskets.

Although Gaveta shined in the last 5 seconds but it would have been of no price without the help

of their offguard Francis Maujo who was the MVP of the game plus the one with many baskets
(he was taking shots like nobody's bussiness).Mzuni pointers was also good at defence,Moyale
was finding it difficult to break through the zone because of the two big men-Phyzix and Abel

(Mzuni Pointers).

Although Moyale lost but they also played good game,they were physically fit. This is the third time
for Mzuni Pointers to beat Moyale Barracks.



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MALAYSIA

NBL 2007-Melaka day 2-YSL get the first win!!! -by Chong Jzen

In melaka stadium Bukit Serendik,YSL is getting their first win after defeat Bintulu Rainbow by 76-61.YSL are suffered the straight 3 lose before yesterday game.YSL Ex-national player Toh Chin Thiam(190-F-78) scored the highest 15 points,7 rebounds and 5 assist to help the team to get their first win in this season. Bintulu Rainbow is unable to win a game in their first journey in NBL,the team is not yet mature even the team have the Australian-Malaysian mixed Player Lau Bik Ing(180-G-79), a sarawak born player which imigrate to Australia in his childhood time, he also have the Australia PR. Beside that,Lau have the experiance in the Australia semi-pro league ABA,represent Hill Hornets.

Statistic:
YSL VS Bintulu Rainbow http://nbl.com.my/statistics.php?cid=68


Standings:

1)Melaka Chinwoo 4-0

2)Klang WCT Land 4-1

3)Segamat Rimba Timor 2-3

4)YSL Farmcochem 1-3

5)Bintulu Rainbow 0-4




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MEXICO

Cordoba remains undefeated -by Carlos Chapa
Halcones UV Cordoba defeated Pioneros de Cancun on Independence Day to put their record 4-0.
The game was characterized for showing a high number of hard fouls, which resulted in the ejection of Miguel Ojeda (182-G-82), from Cancun, after grabbing his opponent Andre Laws (186-G-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: San Diego) from his neck and finally throwing him against the wall.

Hustle from Pioneros was not enough, as the game ended with intentional fouls and full court pressure by them, the final result was 106-98 favoring the locals.

The high man from Cordoba was Hector Ibañez with 20, and the best scorer for both teams was Mack McGadney (201-F-79, college: Auburn) with 31.


LNBP RESULTS FROM SATURDAY 9/15 -by Justin Brink
Galgos 72-Correcaminos Matamoros 88
It was a festive night indeed for the Correcaminos of Matamoros as they broke into the LNBP win column after handling the Galgos of Tijuana 88-72. It would make for a long trip home for Tijuana and put a damper on any plans by the Galgos to enjoy the Mexican Independence Day celebrations, which were taking place in every corner of the Mexican republic Saturday and early Sunday morning depending on how patriotic you were. On the other hand, maybe Tijuana kicked off their Independence Day Celebrations early as the Correcaminos averaged a 24 point lead for three quarters. Note to Galgos coaching staff, no tequila on game days. Eduardo Linan (187-G-75) and Aaron Lynch dropped 25 and 24 respectively for Matamoros while LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands) was anything buy 'borracho' with 28. LNBP current scores here...


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PANAMA

Herrera transfers to HUTCH CC in Kansas -by Rolando Delabarrera
Abdul Herrera has transferred from NCAA Division 2 South Carolina-Aiken to Hutch CC in Kansas. Herrera averaged 10.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg in three games las year. He was unable to play the rest of the season due to a foot injury. Herrera would have two years of eligibility remaining after this season. It is rumored that Kansas State will sign him once he completes the year. This will reunite him with present Kansas State Head Coach and former cincinnati Asst Coach Frank Martin. Herrera will be required to graduate from the Kansas JUCO and meet the 60% requirement as a three year sophomore. Abdul Herrera (211-C-85, college: Cincinnati)

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POLAND

Ayinde Ubaka signed with Slask Wroclaw -by Wojciech Strzebinczyk
Star of California University and top rookie last year in NCAA1 Ayinde Ubaka (193-G-85) will be new guard of ULEB Cup team Slask Wroclaw. Ubaka just landed in Poland and he going to be test medical upcoming days. Last season american guard played in 34 games with 13.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.3apg. He was nominated to NABC All-NCAA District 14 2nd Team and All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention. After season he was called in April 2007 for Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Beach Barton Ford team) and in July 2007 for Charlotte Bobcats Summer Camp and played in Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando for Charlotte Bobcats also. After that he decide to move overseas and choose Slask between offers to play in european cups.

source: www.promotex.org


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PUERTO RICO

Boricuas Abroad -by Alessandro Fontana
In this week-end a lot of Boricuas played an official game or a friendly all over the world. There was the debut in a friendly game of Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Edge Sports, college: USC) and Rick Apodaca (192-G-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Hofstra) with their own european teams and also the debut in Copa Argentina for Erick Rodriguez (190-G-79, agency: Next Level).

In Mexico Los Dorados de Chihuahua were defeated by Fuerza Regia Monterrey 94-99 last thursday. Keenan Jourdon (200-F-74, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Boston Coll.) played a great game with 33 pts, for Rafael 'Pachy' Cruz (187-G-79, agency: Next Level, college: Youngstown St.) 18pts. On saturday Los Dorados won against Lobos UAC 81-77, the MVP was Keenan Jourdon with 22pts. For Rafael 'Pachy' Cruz 13pts. Los Dorados are 3-1 in the LNBP.

In Argentina, Erick Rodriguez made his debut in Copa Argentina with Penarol Mar de la Plata. Penarol defeated Echague Santillo 83-44. For Our Boricua 0pts with a 0/2 3pts and 0/1 2pts. Jeff Aubry scored 3pts with 6rebs in the victory of his team Libertad de Sunchales against Union de Sunchales (78-66).

In Europe is "friendly-time", Daniel Santiago played in the week end two games, against Siena (defeat 65-79) where He scored 13pts and against Cska Mosca (victory 73-62) with 6pts.
"Snoop" Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) played two games against Unics Kazan (defeat 82-89) where He scored 17pts and He played excellent and against Sevilla (victory 75-66) with only 4pts.
"El Jefe" Larry Ayuso played his first game with his new team Cibona, for our Boricua 7pts in the defeat against Helios Domzale. "The Wizard" Rick Apodaca played on Saturday against an italian team Teramo, the team of Apodaca and Christian Dalmau won 90-82 for Apodaca and Dalmau 14pts.

Orient Ex..press: Bobby Brannen (202-F-75, college: Cincinnati), ex-Criollos Caguas in the BSN 2007 goes to South Korea, He will probably sign with Daegu Orions. In the BSN 2007 the American scored 11, 6pts (49%2pts, 74%FT) and 7,1rebs per game.
A. Fontana


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ROMANIA

Romania stays in Division B -by Eurobasket News
Finland-Romania 111:61 (30-12, 27-13, 33-11, 21-25)

Romania could not keep their home advantage and stays in Division B. In the second game against Finland the team lost a road game with 61:111. Finland made it to Division A by winning 187:144. Petri Virtanen (183-G-80) led the winners with 23 points. Petteri Koponen (193-G-88) produced 15, while Tuukka Kotti (204-F/C-81, college: Providence) added 13. Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama) top-scored for Romania with 20 points.

Finland had to win by eight points or more after losing in Romania by seven. Finland took an eight-point-lead at once in 1,5 minutes with 8-0. Even after the first quarter Romania probably lost the chances to survive. With 12:30 in the first Finland increased to 57:25 half-time edge.

In the second half nobody believed in Romania as the vicitors saw another nightmare in the third. The hosts smashed the opponents 33:11 and made the advantage +54. Even though Romania won the last, 25:21 the difference still remained enormous. Romania stays in Division B, while Finland advances in A.

Finland: Petri Virtanen 23, Petteri Koponen 15, Tuukka Kotti 13
Romania: Virgil Stanescu 20, Catalin Burlacu (210-C-77, agency: Court Side) 11


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SERBIA

Friendly games -by Dragan Jankovski
Crvena Zvezda finished tournament "Tuzla 2007" on the fourth place. They lost against Slovenian Zlatorog 71:83 (16:17,21:17,15:29,19:20) in the battle for the third position. Nejc Strnad (190-G-83, agency: VTBM/SRBM) added 17 points for Zlatorog while Zvezda got 23 points from center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88, agency: Beo Basket). Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86) netted 22 points. In the final game Buducnost Podgorica defeated Sloboda Dita 80:63 and won the tournament.

Zdravlje Actavis outplayed Sloga Kraljevo 89:81 (26:26, 19:27, 12:27, 32:18) in a friendly game. Slavisa Bogavac (200-G-80) was the best for the winners posting 22 points. Vladimir Mijovic (207-F-84) scored 23 points for Sloga.

BC Kryvbasket Lux from Ukraine is testing Milos Pavlovic (209-F-84) ex player of Makedonikos Kozani, Radnicki, FMP Zeleznik and Beovuk. Pavlovic played 21 games for Makedonikos last season in Greek A1 league averaging 7.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg.


Vujadin Subotic joined ALBA Berlin -by Dragan Jankovski
Guard / small forward Vujadin Subotic (198-G-81, agency: Beo Basket), who played last season for New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig, signed one year deal with another German team, ALBA Berlin. He played 32 games for Braunschweig last season averaging 11.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.8 apg and 1.1spg. Before Braunschweig he was member of Crvena Zvezda Belgrade three years and with them won National Cup of Serbia and Montenegro 2006. On season 2001/2002 ha played for Union Olimpija winning Slovenian National Cup and Adriatic league.

Partizan won tournament in Capo d'Orlando -by Dragan Jankovski
After win against Turkish Galatasaray 80:68 in the first game of tournament in Capo d'Orlando Serbian and Adriatic league champions, Partizan Belgrade, succeeded to beat hosts 81:79 (23:23,21:19,15:19, 22:18). Two minutes before the end Upea Capo d'Orlando made plus 3 but game is decided at the very end from the free throw line where black and white team was more concentrated. Novica Velickovic (205-F-86) led Partizan netting 20 points while center Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) followed him with 18 points. Gianmarco Pozzecco (185-G-72) scored 20 points for Capo d'Orlando.

Partizan is going to Messina where they will participate on another tournament.


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SLOVENIA

Slovan complete roster with Clemons, Buducnost target Cebular -by Zeljko Zule

Geoplin Slovan has completed its roster for the upcoming season by inking Ricky Clemons (180-G-80, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Missouri) ex Znicz Sokolow Jaroslaw on a one year contract.

Buducnost is negotiating and very close to NT member Sandi Cebular (196-G-86) ex Union Olimpija.



Slovenia Grab Last Olympic Qualiyfing Spot, Rasho ranks as EC's top blocker -by Zeljko Zule
Slovenia drained seven three-pointers during a 24-6 run to start the fourth quarter in knocking off France 88-74 to clinch seventh place at the 2007 EuroBasket as well as a berth in next summer's pre-Olympic tournament and Radoslav Nesterovic (212-C-76) is the Championship leading blocker, rejecting 1,9 balls per game. Jaka Lakovic hit three long bombs in the big stretch on his way to 26 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Radoslav Nesterovic collected 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.
SLOVENIA 88 (18+18+15+37): Cebular DNP, Lakovic 26, Dragic, Nesterovic 19, Smodis 13, Slokar 13, Klobucar 2, Jagodnik 5, D.Lorbek 8, Vidmar DNP, E.Lorbek.
FRANCE 74 (17+23+17+17): Gomis 10, Badiane DNP, Giffa 2, Sangare, Diawara 7, Parker 31, Fercheaud 5, Pietrus 4, Kirksay 2, Diaw, Turiaf 13, Weis.


Slovan adds Ricky Clemons -by Matej Bergant
Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana made their final roster change for upcoming 2007/2008 season with adding US guard Ricky Clemons (180-G-80, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Missouri) for one season. He was already practising with the team for a week and made good impression so club coach decided to sign him. Ricky Clemons played last season in Poland with Znicz Sokolow Jaroslaw where he averaged 13.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.3apg, 1.2spg in 32 games.

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SPAIN

Russia steals Gold from the hosts -by Eurobasket News
Russia - Spain 60-59 (11-22, 20-12, 15-15, 14-10)

Spain finished second in Eurobasket 2007 and got silver medals. The team got their 6th silver medal at Eurobasket, while the winner of the Final Russia celebrated the first European championship title in the history. Spain lost only one point to them 59:60 with Pau Gasol (214-F/C-80) last shot with the buzzer. Unfortunately it did not reach the aim. J.R. Holden (185-G-76, college: Bucknell), who's 2-pointer jump just 2.1 second before the end of the game save the game for Russians. Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) led the winners with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Alexei Savrasenko (215-C-79) netted 10, while J.R. Holden and Anton Ponkrashov (200-G-86) ended up with 8. Jose Manuel Calderon (190-G-81) top-scored for Spain with 15 points.

The hosts opened the scoring with a trey and Jose Manuel Calderon followed suit with two triples in opening a 15:4 lead midway through the first period. The first quarter was too easy for the hosts as they had 22:11 after it. Russia came back with 20:12 in the second to see 31:34 at the half.

It was Spain again who made the advantage +8 after Jimenez's two foul shots reached 49:41. Russia created a 10-0 run to take the lead at 51:49. When the board showed 59:58 for Spain J.R. Holden made a jump shot with 2.1 seconds remaining in the game to bring Russia 60:59 lead. Pau Gasol's last try to deliver the win for the hosts did not reach the basket.

Russia: Andrei Kirilenko 17+5reb, Alexei Savrasenko 10, J.R. Holden 8, Anton Ponkrashov 8, Viktor Khryapa (204-F/G-82) 7+12reb
Spain: Jose Manuel Calderon 15, Pau Gasol 14+14reb, Garbajosa 8+6reb


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ST.KITTS

SKABA Digicel “A” division playoffs kicks-off -by Jay
Basseterre, St.Kitts (September 16th 2007):-The Lindsay Grant Exodus Challengers, the Blue Devils and Horsfords Ghetto Roots all recorded victories in the first round of the SKABA Digicel “A” division to advance to join regular season champions the Conaree Fireballs in the semifinal round of the playoff.
The regular season concluded last week with the Conaree Fireballs winning their firsat regular season title after ending with a record of 16-2 just ahead of the Lindsay Grant Exodus Challengers who who had a 15-3 record.
Team sponsor Lindsay Grant was on hand Sunday evening at Dorset Park to see his #2 seeded Challengers Exodus team take the first step to a finals berth when they easily disposed of Quakers in the first round of the Digicel “A” division playoffs. Exodus dominated the match-up from start to end behind the exceptional play of Delvin Marshall who had 23 points and 7 rebounds and Alvin Nias who had 20 points and 9 rebounds. Exodus led the halftime score 33-22 and ended the game with a very comfortable 74-58 victory. Wayne Grant supported well for Exodus with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals while Rasheed Hodge had 3 points with a game high 9 assists. Jason Jarvis led the way for Quakers with 16 points and 6 rebounds with Tyrone Southwell ably assisting with 12 points and 8 rebounds in a losing effort. Exodus advances to the semifinal round where they will meet Ghetto Roots in a best of 3 game series.
The #3 seeded Ghetto Roots earned their spot in the semis after an impressive victory over the #6 seeded Global Solutions Wolfpack. The game began with Ghetto Roots taking the early advantage ending the first half with a 44-34 lead over the Wolfpack. Led by Jason “Shaggy” Norford who had another splendid scoring performance with 24 points the Ghetto Roots continued their first half effort in the 2nd half to end the game with an easy 95-82 victory. Elroy Richards and Andy Jeffers had 16 and 12 points respectively. While teammate Devon Caines had 15 points and an amazing 19 rebounds. Yogesh Jacons led the Wolfpack with 24 points while teammates Rovan Wigley and Shane Berry had 17 and 14 points respectively. Ghetto Roots and Exodus will begin their exciting 3 game semi-final series on Thursday at Cayon at 6:30pm
The Blue Devils booked their meeting with the regular season champions Conaree Fireballs, who got a by to the semifinal round, with a lop-sided victory over the Rock and Dirt Newton Ground Rockers. The Blue Devils dominated the entire game as they led the halftime scores 40-26 and ended the game with a huge 31 points 77-46 victory over the Newton Ground team. Cleavon Flemming had 20 poits for Blue Devils while his teammates Travis Williams ,Joseph Wilson and Tavo Sargeant had 12,11 and 10 points respectively. Newton Ground was led by M. Phipps with 15 points and Jason Eddy with 12 points and 5 rebounds. The Conaree-Blue Devils 3 game semifinal series will begin on Thursday in Cayon at 8pm
Courtesy of stkittsbasketball.com


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SWEDEN

Plannja Basket Lulea sign Marcus Jackson -by Eurobasket
Plannja Basket Lulea agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Marcus Jackson (202-F-82, college: Marquette). Jackson played most recently at Team Componenta Karkkila (Finland).

Plannja Basket Lulea sign Dee Ayuba -by Eurobasket
Plannja Basket Lulea signed 21-year old American forward Dee Ayuba (198-F-86, college: Mo.-Kansas City). Ayuba has just graduated from Univ.of Missouri - Kansas City in NCAA D1.

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SWITZERLAND

Great Britain secure promotion to Division A -by Eurobasket News
Great Britain will be playing Division A basketball in 2008 after finishing off Switzerland with a 89-78 win in Geneva at the weekend.

Robert Archibald was top scorer with 23 points and Luol Deng (201-F-85, college: Duke) had 22, as Britain stretched their 33 point advantage from the first leg to a 163-119 win overall.

The result of the tie was beyond doubt once Britain established a first quarter lead and as a result the remainder of the match lacked the intensity of the first leg.

This lack of intensity, coupled with better shooting by the Swiss, meant that the second leg result remained in doubt for most of the night. Twice in the final quarter Switzerland pulled to within 1 point, but they could never grasp the lead on the night and Britain stepped up their defensive efforts when it mattered and pulled away in the final minutes for a comfortable enough victory.

Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80, college: Villanova) (12) and Nate Reinking (183-G-73, college: Kent St.) (10) also scored in double figures for Britain.
Courtesy of:http://www.englandbasketball.co.uk/


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TBL

TEXAS ENERGEE!! SCHEDULES FINAL DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS -by Benjamin Brinkley
TEXAS ENERGEE!! SCHEDULES DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS
17-Sep-2007
Arlington, Texas -- The Texas Basketball League have announced their dance team auditions seeking the best and hottest dancers to help showcase and represent one of the semi-pro basketball's most exciting enteratinment.

Enthusiasm, experience and character plus dance skills are some of what it takes to be a part of this dance team, always striving to be among the most exciting form of enteratinment. If you think you have what it takes, come out!

Auditions are Saturday, October 20th from 9am-12 pm.

For details email texasbasketballeague@yahoo.com ,or call (817)803-6186.


TEXAS BASKETBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULES BASKETBALL TRYOUTS -by Benjamin Brinkley
TEXAS BASKETBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULES BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
12-SEPTEMBER-2007
Arlington, Texas -- The Texas Basketball League, the official semi-professional basketball league of the state of Texas will be holding its league-wide basketball tryouts on October 20th and 21st at the Metro Academy in Arlington, Texas. Registration time will be 8 am - 9 am on both days with tryout sessions held from 2pm - 6pm.

Coaches Robert Sanderford, Robert Holloway, Scott Fields, Rey Caban and James P. McClory will conduct the camp. After lengthy contract negotiations, Former Utah Jazz and Seattle Supersonics basketball player Chris King will be making his appearance as the new commissioner of the Texas Basketball League. Mr. King will also be coaching in the Texas Basketball League. Financial details were not disclosed.

“This is a big move for the Texas Basketball League and for semi-pro basketball altogether. This proves that the Texas Basketball League is the only semi-pro basketball league in state of Texas that has former NBA experience and leadership at the helm.” Benjamin Brinkley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Basketball League, “We have been waiting for several years to bring the state of Texas a real quality semi-pro basketball league like the Southwest Basketball League before us. With Chris King in the fold, we are going to take it up another notch with our coaches and our players to deliver the best semi-pro basketball league in the state of Texas and across the country.”

The camp site will be the Metro Charter Academy down the street from the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium; the address is 1111 Gibbons Street in Arlington, Texas 76011. Make all Money Orders or Cashier's Checks payable to the Texas Basketball League. Mail with registration form to: Texas Basketball League, P.O. Box 537, Arlington, Texas 76004.

Cost of the camp is $50 before September 19th, $75 before October 3rd, $100 before October 15th and same day registration will be $150. Please email for the Waiver and Presentation Form and mail the forms along the registration fees by overnight express mail. Tryouts will start promptly at 2pm.

For more information, please call the Texas Basketball League Office at (817) 803-6186. The league office is open from 10am to 6pm Monday thru Friday C.S.T. Please leave a name, phone number, and an email and we will contact you at our earliest convenience.

Founded and organized by Charles Johnson of the Southwest Basketball League, the Texas Basketball League is scheduled to begin play this fall 2007. The Texas Basketball League is one of the only semi-pro basketball leagues in the country with a league salary cap and a league dispersal draft after every tryout therefore nobody is cut from a tryout unlike other semi-pro basketball leagues. The Texas Basketball League values players making sacrifices to continue there dreams of playing semi-pro basketball with hopes of making it to the NBA. Our views and our approach are different from other semi-pro organizations and we look to set the new trends in semi-pro basketball for the future. Thus, no player attending a basketball tryout will be cut from a tryout but will receive an opportunity to attend the league dispersal draft after each and every tryout. This increases the value of your registration fee and increase your opportunity to make the Texas Basketball League Rosters.

Come experience the future of semi-pro basketball, Come experience the Texas Basketball League!!!!


TEXAS BASKETBALL LEAGUE SEASON TICKETS ON SALE -by Benjamin Brinkley
TEXAS BASKETBALL LEAGUE SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
17-Sep-2007
Arlington, Texas -Texas Basketball League season tickets are now officially on sale by calling (817)803-6186. Fans may choose half or full season tickets.

Season tickets are just $300 for adults and $100 for students. Half season plans are $150. Get your tickets now because space is limited!

The Texas Basketball League are the official semi-pro basketball league of the state of Texas. Their league games will be at the Metro' on the campus of Metro Academy of Math and Science in Arlington, Texas. The Texas Basketball League open the regular season on Thursday, January 3rd,2008 at 6pm.

The Texas Basketball League are holding basketball tryouts on Saturday, October 20th & 21st with pre-registration beginning at 1pm. The camp site will be the Metro Charter Academy down the street from the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium; the address is 1111 Gibbons Street in Arlington, Texas 76011. Make all Money Orders or Cashier's Checks payable to the Texas Basketball League. Mail with registration form to: Texas Basketball League, P.O. Box 537, Arlington, Texas 76004.

Cost of the camp is $50 before September 19th, $75 before October 3rd, $100 before October 15th and same day registration will be $150. Please email for the Waiver and Presentation Form and mail the forms along the registration fees by overnight express mail. Tryouts will start promptly at 2pm.

For more information, please feel free to contact league office at 817-803-6186 or email texasbasketballeague@yahoo.com


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TUNISIA

3th Round of national championship -by Carlos Pereira
After 3 round of Tunisia national championship, CA, SN, ESS and EZS are the leaders.

Results
SNabeulien-JSK : 91-74
ESS-CSC : 101-67
USM-ASH : 103-65
CAB-DSGrombalia : 53-73
Ezzahra-ASM : 82-45
CA-ESRadès : 83-68

STANDING
1) SN 6 3 3 0
-) ESS 6 3 3 0
-) CA 6 3 3 0
-) EZS 6 3 3 0
5) JSK 5 3 2 1
-) USM 5 3 2 1
7) CAB 4 3 1 2
-) DSG 4 3 1 2
9) ASM 3 3 0 3
-) CSC 3 3 0 3
-) ESR 3 3 0 3
-) ASH 3 3 0 3


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U.KINGDOM

Kularoos Plymouth Raiders shoot for the Championship -by Eurobasket News
The Kularoos Plymouth Raiders are delighted to announce that they will be competing in the newly created South West Championship this season. The other teams involved are Division One teams Taunton Tigers and Bristol Academy.

The Raiders moved quickly to plug the gaps in their schedule created by the loss of the London United home games due to the unfortunate withdrawal of the London team from the BBL this year.

Raiders are now scheduled to play at home against Bristol Academy on Sunday 18th November, and Taunton Tigers on Wednesday 23rd January. Taunton and Bristol will then play a game to determine who finishes first, second and third in the competition. The winners will win a trophy and have the bragging rights of who is the Champion of the South West.

“I would say on paper, we're probably the favourites for the competition, but Taunton and Bristol will be no easy push over,” said Raiders Chief Executive at the announcement of the competition structure. “Both teams were promoted from Division 2 this summer, but Bristol have recruited some fantastic players and actually will challenge the top couple of teams in Division 1 for what will be quite a close season. Taunton were in the Division 2 playoff final at the end of last season and were a really solid and well drilled team. I'm expecting them to be the same again this year - no real ‘stars' but a great team ethic which makes them hard to overcome.

The Bristol game will have a little extra spice by the fact that ex Raider Danny James now runs the Bristol basketball academy, and will be returning to the Pavilions for the first time in a competitive fixture.

“We're really upbeat about this competition, it's in no way a downgrading of the fixture, and gives the club more silverware to shoot for,” added Briggs. “After this season, we're all keen to build on this move and incorporate the game as a pre season competition. It also allows us as a club to keep building on our aim of developing basketball across the South West.”
Courtesy of: http://www.plymouthraiders.com


Great Britain secure promotion to Division A -by Eurobasket News
Great Britain will be playing Division A basketball in 2008 after finishing off Switzerland with a 89-78 win in Geneva at the weekend.

Robert Archibald was top scorer with 23 points and Luol Deng (201-F-85, college: Duke) had 22, as Britain stretched their 33 point advantage from the first leg to a 163-119 win overall.

The result of the tie was beyond doubt once Britain established a first quarter lead and as a result the remainder of the match lacked the intensity of the first leg.

This lack of intensity, coupled with better shooting by the Swiss, meant that the second leg result remained in doubt for most of the night. Twice in the final quarter Switzerland pulled to within 1 point, but they could never grasp the lead on the night and Britain stepped up their defensive efforts when it mattered and pulled away in the final minutes for a comfortable enough victory.

Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80, college: Villanova) (12) and Nate Reinking (183-G-73, college: Kent St.) (10) also scored in double figures for Britain.
Courtesy of:http://www.englandbasketball.co.uk/


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UKRAINE

Krivbasbasket-Lux Krivyi Rog sign Milos Pavlovic -by Eurobasket
Krivbasbasket-Lux Krivyi Rog strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Serbian forward Milos Pavlovic (209-F-84). Pavlovic was about to join Greek 2nd division (A2) team Paleo Faliro Pireus. He played also last season in Greek A2 at Makedonikos Kozani, where he averaged 7.2ppg and 4.1rpg.

Yailo to Budivelnyk, Pavlovic to Kryvyi Rih? / BC Kyiv wins warm-ups in Slovenia -by Alexander Muzyka
BC Kyiv played terrific warm-ups in Ljublana, SLO vs Luka Koper and Poland vice-champions Turow. Statistics are unknown.

Warm-ups

Sep. 13
Koper - BC Kyiv 79:108

Sep. 14
BC Kyiv - Turow 88:72

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Leonid Yailo (207-F-73) has a try-outs with Budivelnyk. So does Milos Pavlovic (209-F-84) with Kryvbasbasket-Lux.


El Khatib to Cherkasy -by Alexander Muzyka
- Cherkasy Monkeys inked one more forward. The Lebanon best player Fadi El Khatib (197-F-79) will play for Monkeys next season. Its a first time el Khatib comes to Europe.

More warm-ups -by Alexander Muzyka
BC-93 Pulsar has won home 'Friendship-2007' tournament. Mykhailo Pereverzi 's team was stronger thrice while Hoverla from Higher League reached third place.

International tournament 'Druzhba-2007' (Rivne, Ukraine)

Sep. 14
BC-93 Pulsar - MKKS Zabrze 90:74 (28:21, 21:22, 19:17, 22:14)
P
: Dubniuk 24, Fraseniuk 13, Yeriomin 12, Miakinin 9, Diatlovskyi 9, Sokur 8, Shemosiuk 7, Shelukha 3, Riabinin 3, Skidanov 1, Zakhozhyi 0, Vad.Koval 0

Sep. 15
BC-93 Pulsar - OZAA 103:98 (18:31, 24:19, 27:18, 21:22, 12:7)
P
: Diatlovskyi 17, Fraseniuk 16, Dubniuk 15, Shemosiuk 12, Riabinin 12, Sokur 10, Miakinin 6, Vad.Koval 5, Zakhozhyi 5, Shelukha 3, Yeriomin 2, Skidanov 0

Sep. 16
BC-93 Pulsar - Hoverla 92:61 (25:15, 20:14, 18:18, 29:14)
P
: Yeriomin 16, Miakinin 12, Dubniuk 12, Skidanov 11, Vad.Koval 11, Diatlovskyi 9, Artymovych 6, Fraseniuk 5, Shelukha 4, Riabinin 4, Zakhozhyi 2, Sokur 0, Shemosiuk DNP

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Khimik made a win vs Domograd Cup 2nd placed MBC Mykolaiv. Dmytro Bazelevskyi and Co played by 8 players without injured Oleksandr Kolchenko, Andri Korochkin, Melvin Buckley and Goran Cakic. Plus Wykeen Kelly was injured at the beginning of the game and Stanislav Zavadskyi didn't play.

Warm-up
MBC Mykolaiv - Khimik 72:74
M
: Raievskyi 19, Vynohradov 13, Hilevych 9, Gladyr 8, Silkovskiy 8, Chausov 5, Krivtsov 4, Onufriev 4, Beskov 2, Shepil 0, Tonchenko 0
Kh: Djuric 16, Bratic 15, Agafonov 12, Popov 10, Kalnichenko 9, Lepojevic 8, S.Sabutskyi 4, Sizov 0

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Dnipro will play vs BK Ventspils for 5th place in Neptunas Cup in Klaipeda after two loses of CSK-VVS Samara and Neptunas in a group stage.

Neptunas Cup (Klaipeda, Lithuania)

Sep. 13
Neptunas - Dnipro 88:81 (34:21, 12:24, 22:15, 20:21)
D
: Matiukevych 13, Vilkhovetskyi 13, Vol.Koval 11, Khyzhniak 10

Sep. 14
Dnipro - Samara 81:86 (23:21, 21:20, 19:22, 18:23)
D
: Vol.Koval 23, Matiukevych 17, Ahapov 9, Kozlov 9




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Women News

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AFR.CHAMPS (W) - Women

Kenya name Squad leave for Dakar for AWC -by Olusegun Ikuesan
Kenya Basketball Federation, KBF, today named the players will fly its flag at the 20th FIBA Africa Championship for Women dunking off in Dakar Senegal Friday.

According to the list of twelve players released by the KBF for the battle for the sole Olympic Games ticket are seven new players who were drafted in to replace some of the East Africa nation at the continent's biggest Women basketball competition.

Speaking shortly before the list was made public KBF Chairman, Agina Wesonga also gave a hint that the team will be handled in Senegal by two youthful coaches who were drawn from two of its leading club sides.

The players for the Senegal war which will see Kenya slugging out in group-B alongside defending champion, Nigeria, former African champion, DR. Congo, Angola, Cape Verde and Cameroon, includes Strathmore University Centre, Beryl Amayo, Angela Okoth, Samba Mjoma, Brend Odula (USIU), Caroline Arato, Millicent Anyango, Mirriam Awuor and Yvonne Akinyi of Kenya Port Authority basketball club. Others are Eunice Ouma, Caroline Achieng, Rebecca Sarange, and Joyce Makungu (Eagle Wings).

Coaches Anthony Ojukwu of Kenya Port Authority basketball club to be assisted by Storms basketball club coach Ben Oluoch will handle the team.

The players and their officials' jet out for Senegal today so as to have some days rest before filling out against Angola in her group-B first game, the East Africans will battle Cape Verde on Saturday while it will take to the court against Cameroon on Sunday before proceeding on a day rest.

Upon resumption of hostilities next Tuesday Coach Ojukwu and his Ladies will keep a date with DR. Congo before engaging defending champion Nigeria next Wednesday for her last group-B game.


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AFRICAN CHAMPS - Women

Nigeria captain, Udoka storm camp -by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigeria quest to successfully defend the FIBA Africa Championship for Women title received a big boost Sunday with the arrival in camp of team captain and reigning championship most valuable player, Mfon Udoka.

Udoka who was been expected by the Kevin Cook led coachin crew arrived for the all important title defence with Nigeria taking on the Lioness of Cameroon on September 21 in group-B oepner.

The Nigerian captain was been expected alongside Mactabene Amachere and forward Rashidat Sodiq from their base but only Udoka whose kid brother Imeh also plays for the Nigeria men's team.

And to be certain of not being cought offgguard by the non-arrival of Amachere and Sodiq the coaching have extended invitation to 2005 match winner for Nigeria in Abuja when it hosted and retianed the championship, First Bank basketball club offguard, Funmilayo Ojelabi-Ogunleye and youthful point-guard, Amaka Adibeli.

According to information reaching www.fiba-africa.com, coach Cook and his assistants Scott Nnaji and Adewumi Aderemi were impressed by the form of both Ojelabi-Ogunleye and Adibeli when the national team took on their team First Bank basketball club in friendly game to access the level of preparedness of the players in the national camp.

The final list of the Nigerian team is expected to be announced Tuesday as the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF have concluded arrangement to fly the team out on Wednesday.



Senegal '07 Special: Kenya storm Senegal with local players -by Olusegun Ikuesan
Kenya women national will depart Nairobi Monday for Senegal ahead the 20th FIBA Africa Championship for Women with largely home base players.

www.fiba-africa.com exclusively gathered at the weekend that the East African foreign-based would not be available for the African Championship due to studies engagement among other pressing issues.

According to the Chairman of the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF), Agina Wesonga that only local based players will don national colours in the Dakar festival that will tip-off on Friday.

He said that the final squad would be named today, (Monday) hours before the team jets out for the West African nation.

"We are waiting for the players who were in the regional tournament in Kigali to return so that the coaches will be able to assess them before naming the final 12." Agina said.

The overseas-based players who were at the All Africa Games in Algeria, Josephine Owino, Lorraine Odhiambo, Rose Ouma and Marion Githegi are unavailable due to studies engagements.

Kenya last participated in the continental show in 1997 in Nairobi where they finished fourth and its exactly ten years down the line now.


Incidentally the last time Kenya took part of the African Championship away from home was in Dakar, Senegal in 1992 where they defied the odds to take the silver behind the home team. This feat earned the team a slot in the FIBA World Championships in Adelaide Australia in 1994.

The Kenyan federation chairman thanked the government and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC) for making the trip a reality.


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AUSTRALIA - Women

WNBA: Penny Taylor and Belinda Snell crowned Champions -by Gauthier Gerard
In the fifth and deciding game of the toughest women's basketball league in the world, an Australian has led her team to Championship glory. Victoria's Penny Taylor led all scorers with 30 points as Phoenix Mercury outlasted Detroit Shock 108-92 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.
By Bill Baxter for BA Media

"It's been a great year. What more can I ask for?" Taylor said. "The Worlds was unbelievable and this is just as good. We had the right people with the right attitudes and we got the job done. It means a lot to me because I've been playing in this league for 7 years. Even when things looked bad we'd stick together and somehow we'd find a way to get the job done. We did that all season and I'm just so happy that we did it tonight."


photo: WNBA


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BRAZIL - Women

Brazil names roster for Fiba Americas tournament -by Eurobasket News
Brazilian National was shaped up before the upcoming Fiba Americas Olympic Qualifying tournament. It will tip off on September 26 in Chile. Brazil will play in Group A together with Argentina, Mexico and Chile. Paulo Bassul managed to engage nation's top performers and hopes to qualify to Beijing 2008. Brazil will start the championship against Argentina on September 26.
Brazilian head coach invited 4 players from abroad teams. They are Iziane Castro (185-G/F-82), Graziane Coelho (192-C-83), Jucimara Dantas (188-C-78) and 'Claudinha' Das Neves (174-G-75). Other eight players are from the local Brazilian championship.
The full roster is:

Tatiana Conceicao (188-C-81, college: SE Missouri St.) / Unimed/Americana
Karla Costa/Catanduva
Franciele Nascimento (190-C-88)/Divino Jundiai
Micaela Jacintho (180-F-79)/Ourinhos
Iziane Castro/Seattle Storm
'Claudinha' Das Neves/Clermont Ferrand
Jucimara Dantas/ Carpenedolo
Soeli Zakrzeski/ Unimed/Americana
Patricia Ferreira/Ourinhos
Karen Rocha (175-G-84)/ Ourinhos
Graziane Coelho/Pecs
Isis Nascimento (202-C-83)/Catanduva


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FRANCE - Women

NT: France end preparation with a victory against Italy -by Leslie Anderson

Sandrine Gruda (192-F/C-87) scored the first eight points for France and they never looked back as they won this match (61-51). The only time France looked in danger was for a period in the second period when Italy scored nine unaswered points to tail by 2 points at the interval.


France gave a demonstration in the art of defence in the second half of the match and never looked in trouble. The game as a contest was over early in the final period.

Both teams are in the same group for the European championships and will play each other again on the 26 September.


France 61 - 51 Italy ( 13-10, 15-16,14-11,19-14)

France: Beikes 0, Le Drean 4, Dumerc 14, Gruda 18, Lawson-Wade 7, Sauret-Gillespie 5, Reghaïssia 3, Gomis 0, Bade 2, Dijon 5, Yacoubou 3

Italy: Franchini 3, Sottana 2 , Zara 6 Zanoli 2 , Modica 0, Masciadri 5, Giauro 2 , Ress 4 , Dacic 6 , Macchi 21



NF1: Round 1 - Results -by Leslie Anderson

Some of the clubs have had to start their season without their players on international duty. This season the stats for all the matches in this division will be available on line.
ASPTT Charleville-Mezieres made light work of Pleyber Christ Basket Club (80-39) while Dunkerque US and Basket Landes continued from where they left off with comfortable victories against Racing Club Strasbourg and Armentieres SO respectively.
Avenir de Rennes was the only newly promoted club to win this weekend, they surprised Limoges ABC en Limousin (57-52). Etoile de Voiron Feminin did everything right for 35 minutes before allowing Nice to edge them by 5 points. Reze Nantes Basket 44 showed no mercy to La Roche-sur-Lion (70-54).
Last season Union Lyon Basket Feminin had the record of dropping games in money time, a habit they planned to drop this season. Trailing by 15 points going into the final period, they only managed to make up 13 of those points during the final period against Lot et Garonne UST
SMUC Marseille had a roller coaster season last year and it appears that even under a new name (SMUC) they are in for a hard ride this year. They lost (83-57) to the young ladies from the Centre Federal BB with Diandra Tchatchouang scoring a game high 24 points.



CENTRE FEDERAL BB 83 - 57 STADE MARSEILLAIS UC

BASKET LANDES 94 - 75 ARMENTIERES SO

DUNKERQUE US 64 - 41 STRASBOURG RACING CLUB

PLEYBER CHRIST BASKET CLUB 39 - 80 ASPTT CHARLEVILLE MEZIERES

UNION LYON BASKET FEMININ 62 - 64 LOT ET GARONNE UST

NICE CAVIGAL OLYMPIC 87 - 82 ETOILE DE VOIRON FEMININ

REZE BASKET 44 70 - 54 ROCHE VENDEE BC

LIMOGES ABC 52 - 57 RENNES AVENIR



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GERMANY - Women

German Cup: First Round -by Thomas Wolfer
In the first round of the german cup the following teams will meet to get to the next stage:

BG Rentrop Bonn - SV Union Opladen
DJK Koln Nord - TSV Hagen 1860
TSV Quakenbruck - Osnabrucker SC
USV Potsdam - Berlin Baskets
BiG Gotha - TuS Jena
TSV Nordlingen - TSV Wasserburg 2
SV Fellbach - BSG Ludwigsburg
DJK Don Bosco Bamberg - TS Herzogenaurach
TG Sandhausen - TV Hofheim
TV Langen - ASC Teresianum Mainz
ATSV Saarbrucken - SG Speyer/Schifferstadt
BV Linkenheim-Hochstetten - KuSG Leimen
DJK/MJC Trier - TSV Viernheim
Braunschweiger BG - BC Wolfenbuttel
1. SC Norderstedt Seals - Rist Wedel e. V.
Greifswalder SV - EBC Rostock

1st round will take place between october 9th and october 18th.


DBBL-Teams 2007-2008 -by Moritz Korff
DBBL
ChemCats, SV Halle, Herner TC, Eisvoegel USC Freiburg, BG 74 Goettingen, BBV Leipzig, BC Marburg, Muenchen Basket, New Basket Oberhausen, TV Saarlouis, TSV Wasserburg

2. DBBL North
Berlin Baskets (former BBC Berlin), BG Rentrop Bonn, Hagen Huskies, TSV Hagen 1860, TuS Jena, DJK Koeln Nord, Osnabruecker SC, TSV Quakenbrueck, EBC Rostock, SV Union Opladen, SC Rist Wedel, BC Wolfenbuettel

2. DBBL South
SV Fellbach, TS Herzogenaurach, TV Hofheim, TV Langen, KuSG Leimen, BSG Ludwigsburg, ASC Theresianum Mainz, TSV Noerdlingen, TG Sandhausen, SG Speyer/Schifferstadt, TSV Viernheim, TSV Wasserburg 2nd Team


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GUATEMALA - Women

Female league updating -by Gianni Pascucci
The Guatemalan female First Division started the Final Series for the 2007 title during on Sunday 16. The Series are best of three games, and the teams competing are Mystics, winner 2-0 over Ilgua in Semfinal, and Energy, that prevailed 2-0 over URL in Semifinal. Game 1 ended 75-65 for Mystics, after a battled game. Game 2 will be played tonight.
with the help of Walter Corado


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ISRAEL - Women

Elektra Ramat HaSharon sign Hila Izhar -by Jonathan Oren
Elektra Ramat HaSharon has signed Hila Izhar (175-G-84) who played the last season for Maccabi Ramat Hen.
the 23 years old shooting guard scored 4.4 points in 13.4 minutes per game at the 05/06 season when she played for Raanana Herzeliya,
before that Izhar played spent 3 successful years at Bnei Yehuda.
From the team was notifyed that Hila is currently recovering from a knee injury but will be fully fit for the start of the trainning season.


Raanana Herzeliya completes the squad -by Jonathan Oren

Raanana Herzeliya has completed their squad after signning Mistie Williams (191-F-83, college: Duke)

Mistie is the 21st pick of the 2006 Wnba draft by the Phoenix Mercury, she was traded to the Houston Comets where she played the last couple of saesons.
Mistie will join Tanisha Wright (180-G-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Penn St.) ,Abiola Wabara (183-F-81, college: Baylor) and Ligita Kinkeviciene (173-G-76)
The Israeli roster will include Chen Nusel (176-G-86) , Ornit Schwartz (186-F-79) , Yael Aharonov (164-G-88) , Noa Ganor (172-G-86), Hadas Levi, Chen Holtzer, Lior Machnes , Coral Dolev (173-G-90) and current israeli international Katia Levitsky (190-C-85, college: Villanova) who is staying for another at the team from the Sharon.



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ITALY - Women

Italy lost to France (51-61) and finished 4th in Cervia Tournament -by Carlo Grilli
Italy played a good game against France, but lost in the final minutes, after trailing all night long. Laura Macchi (187-F-79) shined for the Azzurre; on the other side, Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) played a perfect game and Sandrine Gruda (192-F/C-87) posted up 18 points, with few errors. Italy finished fourth in standings; Croatia beat Germany and won the Cervia Tournament.

Italy-France 51-61
y-(10-13; 26-28; 37-42)
Italy: Franchini 3 (1/1 by 3), Sottana 2 (1/2, 0/2), Zara 6 (3/9, 0/1), Zanoli 2 (1/2), Modica (0/3), Masciadri 5 (1/4, 1/4), Ciampoli dnp, Giauro 2 (0/1), Ress 4 (1/5), Dacic 6 (3/9), Laura Macchi 21 (4/10, 3/4). Coach Lambruschi
France: Beikes, Le Drean 4 (2/5), Dumerc 14 (2/2, 2/2), Gruda 18 (8/14), Lawson 7 (1/3, 1/2), Sauret 5 (2/4, 0/2), Reghaissia 3 (0/3, 1/2), Gomis (0/1, 0/1), Bade 2 (1/1), Dijon 5 (2/4), Ndongue, Yacoubou 3 (1/7). Coach Commeres
NOTES: Free Throws: Italy 8/10, France 11/18. Shooting %: Italy 19/57 (5/12 by 3), France 23/53 (4/9 by 3)

Final day results:
Croatia-Germany 76-73 (Sandra Popovic-Mandir (177-G-77) 22; Frohlich 17)
Italy-France 51-61
Rest: Serbia

Final Standings:
Croatia 3-0; Serbia 2-1; France 2-1; Italy 1-2; Germany 0-4.


Cervia Tournament, Italy beat Germany (71-60) -by Carlo Grilli
Italy scored 28 points in the first quarter and lead for good since the first possession to beat Germany in Cervia Tournament. Raffaella Masciadri (185-F-80), Maria Chiara Franchini (182-G-79) and Laura Macchi (187-F-79) were the resolutive players for coach Gianni Lambruschi. Today the last game against France.

Italy-Germany 71-60
(28-19; 40-25; 63-44)
Italy: Franchini 11 (3/7 da 3), Sottana 2 (0/1, 0/1), Zara 7 (2/4, 1/3), Zanoli 3 (0/2 by 3), Modica 5 (1/1, 1/3), Masciadri 15 (3/7, 3/6), Nadalin 2 (1/5), Giauro 4 (1/3), Ress 4 (1/5, 0/1), Dacic 4 (2/5), Zanoni 1, Macchi 13 (2/2, 2/2). 2PS 13/33; 3PS 10/25; FT 15/20. Rebounds: 26.
Germany: Nikagbatse 4 (1/1), Breitreiner 7 (2/3, 1/2), Richter 5 (2/2), Austmann (0/1 by 3), Gohrke 4 (2/2), Muller 7 (2/3 by 3), Kuhn 2 (1/1), Frohlich 17 (5/11, 2/2), Weber 10 (4/8), Glaser 4 (2/6), Berger, Skuballa (0/2). 2PS 19/36; 3PS 5/8; FT 7/12. Rebounds: 34.
Referees: Laupart, Filippini, Bettini.

Sunday, September 16th results:
Serbia-France 72-65 (Dabovic 19; Le Drean 11)
Italy-Germany 71-60
Rest: Croatia

Standings:
Croatia 2-0; Serbia 2-1; France, Italy 1-1; Germany 0-3.

Monday, September 17th
h 18.00 Croatia-Germany
h 20.30 Italy-France


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IVORY COAST - Women

Kenya name Squad leave for Dakar for AWC -by Olusegun Ikuesan
Kenya Basketball Federation, KBF, today named the players will fly its flag at the 20th FIBA Africa Championship for Women dunking off in Dakar Senegal Friday.

According to the list of twelve players released by the KBF for the battle for the sole Olympic Games ticket are seven new players who were drafted in to replace some of the East Africa nation at the continent's biggest Women basketball competition.

Speaking shortly before the list was made public KBF Chairman, Agina Wesonga also gave a hint that the team will be handled in Senegal by two youthful coaches who were drawn from two of its leading club sides.

The players for the Senegal war which will see Kenya slugging out in group-B alongside defending champion, Nigeria, former African champion, DR. Congo, Angola, Cape Verde and Cameroon, includes Strathmore University Centre, Beryl Amayo, Angela Okoth, Samba Mjoma, Brend Odula (USIU), Caroline Arato, Millicent Anyango, Mirriam Awuor and Yvonne Akinyi of Kenya Port Authority basketball club. Others are Eunice Ouma, Caroline Achieng, Rebecca Sarange, and Joyce Makungu (Eagle Wings).

Coaches Anthony Ojukwu of Kenya Port Authority basketball club to be assisted by Storms basketball club coach Ben Oluoch will handle the team.

The players and their officials' jet out for Senegal today so as to have some days rest before filling out against Angola in her group-B first game, the East Africans will battle Cape Verde on Saturday while it will take to the court against Cameroon on Sunday before proceeding on a day rest.

Upon resumption of hostilities next Tuesday Coach Ojukwu and his Ladies will keep a date with DR. Congo before engaging defending champion Nigeria next Wednesday for her last group-B game.


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NIGERIA - Women

Nigeria captain, Udoka storm camp -by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigeria quest to successfully defend the FIBA Africa Championship for Women title received a big boost Sunday with the arrival in camp of team captain and reigning championship most valuable player, Mfon Udoka.

Udoka who was been expected by the Kevin Cook led coachin crew arrived for the all important title defence with Nigeria taking on the Lioness of Cameroon on September 21 in group-B oepner.

The Nigerian captain was been expected alongside Mactabene Amachere and forward Rashidat Sodiq from their base but only Udoka whose kid brother Imeh also plays for the Nigeria men's team.

And to be certain of not being cought offgguard by the non-arrival of Amachere and Sodiq the coaching have extended invitation to 2005 match winner for Nigeria in Abuja when it hosted and retianed the championship, First Bank basketball club offguard, Funmilayo Ojelabi-Ogunleye and youthful point-guard, Amaka Adibeli.

According to information reaching www.fiba-africa.com, coach Cook and his assistants Scott Nnaji and Adewumi Aderemi were impressed by the form of both Ojelabi-Ogunleye and Adibeli when the national team took on their team First Bank basketball club in friendly game to access the level of preparedness of the players in the national camp.

The final list of the Nigerian team is expected to be announced Tuesday as the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF have concluded arrangement to fly the team out on Wednesday.



Senegal '07 Special: Kenya storm Senegal with local players -by Olusegun Ikuesan
Kenya women national will depart Nairobi Monday for Senegal ahead the 20th FIBA Africa Championship for Women with largely home base players.

www.fiba-africa.com exclusively gathered at the weekend that the East African foreign-based would not be available for the African Championship due to studies engagement among other pressing issues.

According to the Chairman of the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF), Agina Wesonga that only local based players will don national colours in the Dakar festival that will tip-off on Friday.

He said that the final squad would be named today, (Monday) hours before the team jets out for the West African nation.

"We are waiting for the players who were in the regional tournament in Kigali to return so that the coaches will be able to assess them before naming the final 12." Agina said.

The overseas-based players who were at the All Africa Games in Algeria, Josephine Owino, Lorraine Odhiambo, Rose Ouma and Marion Githegi are unavailable due to studies engagements.

Kenya last participated in the continental show in 1997 in Nairobi where they finished fourth and its exactly ten years down the line now.


Incidentally the last time Kenya took part of the African Championship away from home was in Dakar, Senegal in 1992 where they defied the odds to take the silver behind the home team. This feat earned the team a slot in the FIBA World Championships in Adelaide Australia in 1994.

The Kenyan federation chairman thanked the government and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC) for making the trip a reality.


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PARAGUAY - Women

Female league news -by Gianni Pascucci
Sol de America is again at the top of the table in the Paraguayan female First Division. - Clausura. The standings are as follows: Sol de America 10 pts, Olimpia 9, Felix Perez Cardozo 7, Universidad Catolica 6, Universidad Autonoma de Asuncion 5. The next round of the competion will feature the games Olimpia-UAA and Sol de America-Felix Perez Cardozo


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PORTUGAL - Women

Vagos ready to go -by Luis Rocha
With the additions of Zenilda Carvalho (-87) and Verovica Araujo (both ex.ESSA) and the brasilian Fernanda Belling, Vagos seems to be ready to face Liga.

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PUERTO RICO - Women

Pietra Gay and Juncos is the leader of the BSF 2007 -by Alessandro Fontana

Juncos wins against Caguas with a great Pietra Gay (-F/C-74), for her 18pts (5/9 2pts, 2/3 3pts, 2/2 FT) and 11 rebounds. Juncos is 7-1 and It is the first team in the BSF 2007. Ponce won 3 consecutive games last week. For Ponce, three great games for Amanda Wilson who scored 30pts vs. Caguas, 26pts vs. Guaynabo and 19pts vs. Isabela.
The results:
Carolina-Guaynabo= 88-71 (C=Ashley Anderson 21+19 rebs, Clinesmith 19, De la Cruz 19; G= Michelle Villegas 13, Melendez 13)
Ponce-Caguas= 82-69 (P= Wilson 30, Colon 19, Santos 16; C= Hood 20+10rebs, Santiago 14)
Guynabo-Morovis= 57-79 (G= Williams 18, Michelle Villegas 12; M= Amy Denson 28+14rebs, Gonzalez 14, Colon 10)
Arecibo- Carolina= 76-84 (A= Tamika Drinks 27, Andino 14; C= Anderson 22, Clinesmith 22, De la Cruz 13)
Isabela- Juncos= 62-69 (I= Segui 22, Bush 15+18rebs; J= Guerra 14, Cabrera 12, Gay 10)
Arecibo-Caguas= 62-76 (A= Tamika Drinks 27, Catdeville 8; C= Hood 24, Rodriguez 16, De Jesus 16)
Morovis- Carolina= 70-66 (M= Amy Denson 25, Colon 16, Rivera 10; C= Clinesmith 18, Anderson 15)
Guynabo-Ponce= 76-84 (G= Williams 28, Michelle Villegas 14; P= Wilson 26, Santos 20, Gonzalez 15)
Ponce- Isabela= 74-69 ( P= Wilson 19, Gonzalez 12, Rosario 12; I= Quiles 31, Bush 24)
Juncos- Caguas= 69-61 (J= Gay 18+11reb, Yoliana Cabrera 16, Guerra 10; C= Casul 17, Rodriguez 14)
A. Fontana



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SERBIA - Women

Srdjan Saric - strengh and condition coach in Spartak Moscow Region -by Predrag Bojovic
Srdjan Saric( born:1978),strenght and condition coach of Serbian Women NT,will work next season in Spartak Moscow Region,last season winner of the Euroleague.
Srdjan is the master of sport and Physical Education and in the past was working with few NBA players.In 2006 he was with New Jersey Nets, NBA, associate for strength & conditioning.He will also closely colaborate with Srdjan Radulovic who will be the head coach of the second team of Spartak.


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SPAIN - Women

Spain won Belgium' tournament after defeat Latvia by 73-67 -by Ivan Villar
National team of Spain finished in 1st position in the tournament played in Belgium these days.The players of Evaristo Perez won Latvia after a hard game by the hand of Amaya Valdemoro,who was decisive thanks to her shoot of 3 points (22 points).Marta Zurro (187-C-80) confirmed her great skills scoring 12 points.Next friendly game of Spain will be in Pinto (Madrid),against national team of China.

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U.S.VIRGIN ISL. - Women

More Collegiate basketball tournaments in the V.I. -by David Edole

Paradise Jam gets all the air time, pomp and circumstance but it is not the only women's collegiate basketball tourney that is held in the Virgin Islands. Island Time' will host their Second Annual Women's St. Thomas Shootout on December 14-20, 2007 and the Sunsational tournament which will also be held on St. Thomas is scheduled for December 29-30.
According to Island Time's website, the St. Thomas shootout consists of four teams from the various NCAA DII, DIII and NAIA divisions. The teams scheduled to play in the shootout are Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Southwestern College (KS), College of Mount St. Joseph (OH) and Farmingdale College (NY).
All games will be played at the Mark C. Marin Center on St. Thomas and the accommodations are provided by the luxurious Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa.

The Teams
SCAD will be led by former U.S. Virgin Islands senior women's basketball coach
Stephany Raines. Raines took a break of her coaching duties at SCAD during the summer of 2006 and helped the V.I. capture the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA Caribbean Tournament held in Kingston, Jamaica.
Raines has been the head coach for SCAD for the past two seasons and has amassed a 24-31 win loss record. However, Raines led the Bees to their first winning season in four years as SCAD went 15-12 en route to earning the program's first-ever Florida Sun Conference title last season

Dave Denly is entering his tenth year as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Southwestern College. He has built a program from scratch into one of the best in the KCAC. He led Southwestern College (KS) to an 18-12 overall record and 12-6 in the KCAC. All KCAC guard Kara Beal and forward Jenna Wilson return for their senior seasons. Beal was first team all KCAC and averaged 14.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Wilson, an honorable mention, tallied 8.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per outing.

College of Mount St. Joseph (OH) Lions finish the 2006-07 season at 7-17, 2-14 in the HCAC. But the Lions return to All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention in senior center Maria Eichhold and HCAC All-Freshman forward Kristen Huss.

Farmingdale College (NY) finished the season with a 21-8 record, while making their fourth straight trip to the Skyline Conference Finals and second straight trip to the ECAC Metro Region Finals. The Rams also defeated conference rival Mount Saint Mary College for the first time in program history with a 67-66 victory at home. Coach Mooney is 124-64 in seven seasons with the team

In late December (29-30), The Sunsational tournament kicks off with some of the best women's basketball teams in NCAA Division II and III. Three teams have committed to said tournament thus far is St. Mary's College of Maryland, Cabrini College, Kean University and Alvernia College (PA) .

The 2007-08 marks the beginning of a new chapter for the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball program as Barb Bausch takes over the reigns of the Seahawks. Bausch came to St. Mary's after serving as the head coach for one season at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. where she mentored one All-Liberty League player. The Brewers finished 6-18 in 2006-07, playing three NCAA Tournament squads.
Coach Bausch inherits a team with a couple of good players. Seniors guard Megan Uglik and post Lisa Daciek helped the Seahawks to a 12-13 overall record and a 6-8 conference mark. Uglik returns averaging 10.8 points and 4.3 boards while Daciek averaged 3.8 points and 6.4 boards.

Cabribi Cavaliers finished as the 12th most improved basketball team in Division III last year. Finishing second in their Conference, the Cavaliers advanced to the finals of the PAC Championships before earning the program's first-ever bid to the ECAC Championships. The team posted a 19-9 overall record and a 13-3 mark in PAC play.
Junior Kate Ryan, a PAC All-Conference performer, is one of five starters who returned to the team. The 5-9 guard was the leading scorer and playmaker on a well-balanced Cabrini team. She averaged 9.8 points and 3 rebounds. Ryan also was the leader of a stingy Cavalier defense which was ranked 13th nationally among NCAA Division III programs, allowing opponents just 51 points per game.
Cabrini Junior Nikki Duggan, who earned All-PAC honors and All-Academic honors veraged 5 points and 1.7 boards this winter and played a key role in the Cavaliers successful season.

The Kean University women's basketball finished the year 27-4 overall and captured the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship. The team was led by junior standout Melissa Beyruti. Beyruti had a record-breaking campaign; she led the Cougars to one of the most successful seasons in women's basketball history, coming within one win away from advancing to the Final Four. The 5-foot-8 guard is also the program's all-time three-point leader with 173 career three-pointers.
The most prolific three-point shooter in program history, Beyruti was also named to the NJAC First Team after leading the conference in scoring and three-pointers. She finished the season with 545 points (17.6 points per game) and a school-record 110 three-pointers. The NCAA leader in three pointers per game (3.5), she became the first player in school history (men's or women's) to eclipse 100 three pointers in a season and her 110 treys is tied for fifth all-time in NCAA Division III single-season history.
Also returning to the line up is Beryuti's back court mate Eboni Jackson.
To prepare for the Sunsational tournament the Cougars traveled to Italy, where the team went 4-0 against local Italian club teams.


Alvernia College

Now entering his 17th season as Head Coach at Alvernia College, Coach Kevin Calabria's overall record is 311-132, a .702 winning percentage. 11 of his 16 teams have won 19 games or more, including three straight 22-6 seasons from 1996-98.



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WBCBL - Women

League Expansion Planned for 2008 -by Willie McCray
The Women's Blue Chip Basketball League is currently accepting applications for the 2008 season. Our goal for the 2008 season is to establish at least 30 solid teams across North America.

Open enrollment for the upcoming season ends January 31, 2008

If you are interested in your team joining the WBCBL, contact us via email at Info@WBCBL.com


Targeted U.S. Cities
Austin, Texas

Atlanta, Georgia

Augusta, Georgia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Birmingham, Alabama

Chicago, Illinois

Cleveland, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

Detroit, Michigan

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Flint, Michigan

Gary, Indiana

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Greenville, North Carolina

Gulfport, Mississippi

Houston, Texas

Jackson, Mississippi

Jacksonville, Florida

Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, Missouri

Las Vegas, Nevada

Los Angeles, California

Macon, Georgia

Miami, Florida

Mobile, Alabama

Monroe, Louisiana

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Richmond, California

Rockford, Illinois

Sacramento, California

San Antonio, Texas

San Francisco, California

St. Louis, Missouri

Texarkana, Texas

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tyler, Texas

Washington, D.C.


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WNBA - Women

PHOENIX shocks the Shock and triumphs in WNBA 2007 -by Eurobasket News

Detroit-Phoenix 92:108 (17:30, 26:25, 21:24, 28:29)

Phoenix Mercury wins the WNBA Final series of 2007. In the fifth, decisive game over Detroit the team celebrated 108:92 win. Cappie Pondexter (5'9''-G-83, college: Rutgers) takes home the MVP award honour nailing 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Penny Taylor (6'1''-F-81) top-scored in the last game with 30 points, while Diana Taurasi (5'11''-G-82, college: Connecticut) added 17. Deanna Nolan (5'11''-G/F-79, college: Georgia) finished with 27 points in the losing effort.

The beginning of the game shocked the hosts as they could not concentrate on the game. Even the fabulous support by the fans had nothing to do against 30 points in the first quarter from Phoenix. The visitors stayed in front with 30:17 and looked more aggressive in the game. The Mercury led by as many as 18 points in the second quarter and led 55:43 at halftime.

In the third quarter the Mercury did not stop and led the game throughout the quarter. They increased to 24:21 to make the score 79:64 after three quarters. For many of the spectators it became clear that Detroit would not catch up in such a game. In a back-to-back last quarter Phoenix kept the score for good. Katie Smith (5'11''-G-74, college: Ohio St.) nailed a three to set up the Final 108:92 win.

After the game the Mercury could not but scream of the win. The Shock thanked the fans for staying with them throughout the year.

Detroit: Deanna Nolan 27, Katie Smith 18, Shannon Johnson 13
Phoenix: Penny Taylor 30, Cappie Pondexter 26+10 ast, Diana Taurasi 17



USA team beats Australia in friendly game -by Eurobasket News
USA - Australia 96:64
USA team took on Australia as a part of preparation for Fiba Americas tournament. The exhibition game was held at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J. USA. Both teams lacked some key performers. United States roster included only 10 players, while Australia were without their leaders Lauren Jackson (6'5''-F/C-81) and Penny Taylor (6'1''-F-81). The start of the game was pretty slow as both teams struggled in accuracy. However Candace Parker (6'4''-F-86) got a steal, nailed a jumper and sparked a USA 8:0 run. The hosts completed the first frame ahead 18:9. United Stated netted first 7 points in the second quarter to clear off to a 25:9 distance. The home side continued to stay in front and secured a 39:25 lead at halftime. Australia still were not impressive offensively after the break and USA team used to enlarge the advantage to 23 points 65:42 in the third stanza. Australia could not come any closer in the final frame and suffered a hurting loss.
Tina Thompson (6'2''-F-75, college: USC) led all scorers with 21 points off the bench for USA. Candice Wiggins (5'11''-G-87) from Stanford University added 18 points for the winners. Natalie Porter (6'1''-F-80) scored 13 points for Aussies. Rohanee Cox (6'0''-F-80) had 12 points for the Opals in a losing clause.
USA shot 60% from the field, while Australia replied with 39% accuracy. USA players also dominated the boards 34:28.
The teams are scheduled to play another exhibition game on September 19.

USA: Tina Thompson 21, Candice Wiggins 18
Australia: Natalie Porter 13, Rohanee Cox 12