EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 9/3/2007Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
These are the results of the TNA games:
Las Tunas- Holguin 79-77 (LT= Garcia 26, Del Toro 16; H= Simon 34, Caballero 15)
Guantanamo-Granma= 75-59 (G= Castillo 17, Pons 15; G= Guillen 13, Moena 11)
Villa Clara- Camaguey 70-80 (VC= Boffill 19, Rodriguez 18; C= Francis 23, Jaca 11, Batista 11)
Pinar del Rio-Metropolitanos= 65-78 (P= Diaz 32, Perez 14; M= Muniz 18, Cairo 12, Simon 11)
Sancti Spiritus- Cienfuegos= 84-62 (SS= Jimenez 20, Rodriguez 20, Mestre 15; C= Quesada 20, Jova 16)
Habana- Capitalinos 59-82 ( H=Sanchez 20, Hernandez 13; C= Valdes 17, Orestes Torres 16, Leguen 11)
Los Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris defeated Las Panteras del Distrito Nacional with escore of 96-78, with this triumph, Los Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris elevated its mark to 12 victories and 9 defeats, making the 2007 playoffs for the first time in the three years of existence of the league.
The best ones for the Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris were Alberto Ozuna (203-F-82) with 16 points, Gregory Beltran (195-G-81), Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) and John Jackson (201-F-74, college: Mississippi) with 13 and Julio Solano (202-F/C-77) 12.
Savrasenko gave a big heart and Kirilenko performed at high level as Russia started Eurobasket-2007 with victory over Serbia.
Russia - Serbia 73:65 (13:21, 17:17, 18:16, 17:19)
Rusia started strong with 9:0 spurt and took leadership all the way. Russian center Savrasenko had a difficult match-up against NBA-star Darko Milicicic
and fought with big heart inside paint. Still whole team heading by great coach Davide Blatt showed great khemistry helping each other as in defence either in attack.
But awful performance in free shots of Serbian players also was an important factor in final Russian victory. Start of the game was pretty nervous and Serbian
players were unlucky in episods while Russians demonstrated good tactic and mental power to finish 38:30 first half.
Kirilenko leaded his teammates after break making fantastic game. Russian leader easy found way in any situation for succesful attack working hard in defence also.
Experienced Zahar Pashutin scored decisive three-pointer in last minutes making a key-points-difference for comfortable Russian victory.
Russia: Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) 24 pts + 12 rebs + 3 bs + 3 ass, Alexei Savrasenko (215-C-79) 11 pts + 5 rebs + 1ass, Victor Khryapa 11 pts + 9 rebs, Nikita Morgunov 10 pts + 5 rebs.
Serbia: Milan Gurovic 24 pts, Milos Teodosic 15 pts.
The game started with Ramunas Siskauskas (197-G-78) 2 points and a foul (0:3) while Ksystof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) dunked on the fast break (2:5). The turks answered with a 3 from the corner (6:5). Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Missouri) dunks the ball powerfully to make the score 10:7. The first quater ends 13:17. The Turkish team collected most of their points from the free point line in the later part of the quater.
The start of the second quater was better for Turkey: a 3 pointer, a mistake from Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland) and another two points for Turkey 21:19. Ibrahim Kutluay (198-F/G-74) scored a three, but Sarunas Jasikevicius answer was the same 24:26. Good Lithuanian NT defense makes Turkey commit a couple of turnovers in a row and even better offense of the Baltic team is unstopable (26:35). Sarunas Jasikevicius falls on the ground holding his knee, but later comes back on the court. The second quater ends 36:44
Both teams begin third quater with bad shots. Turkey straightens up and Lithuania starts to struggle. With awesome playmaking skills from Jasikevicius Lithuania starts to pull away later. Linas Kleiza dunks for the third time after a bounce pass by Simas Jasaitis (202-F/G-82). The quater ends 48:63
Turks close the lead to 55:33 after Ender Arslan (190-G-83) scores a three in the fourth. Kleiza dunks with a foul to make the score 55:69. Sarunas Jasikevicius shoots a three, Ibrahim Kutluay answers in the same way (63:73).Darius Songaila (205-C/F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) makes another three, Linas Kleiza follows him and does the same now the score is 63:81. Songaila shoots one more three at 6 seconds left. The final score is 69:86.
Turkey: Hidayet Turkoglu 18, Ibrahim Kutluay 17 Mehmet Okur 11+10 boards
Lithuania: Sarunas Jasikevicius 18+8 boards + 7 assists, Rimantas Kaukenas 14, Linas Kleiza 12 Darius Songaila 12+6 boards
In the opening game of the European champions 2005, Greece against Israel, the half time is 31-31 with ver ygood game from teh Israelli team. The Hellenic team began the game with a very fast 7-0 but from there and on the game became a derby with basket to basket from both teams and with Vasilis Spanoulis (193-G-82) being the top scorer for teh Greeks with 9 points in the half time while teh percentage of teh three pointers for the Greeks is awfull as they have only 2/11.
On the other hand, the Israelli NT is playing simple basketball with Roberts scoring 7 points and with Yotam Halperin (196-G-84) being the top scorer and the MVP of the first half with his 14 points, is a really strong competition for the Greeks. Yaniv Green (206-F-80) is doing also a great game with lots of rebounding and dirty job in both edges (10 points and 5 rebounds). There are many chances to get the first surprice in this Group!!!
While the third quarter begins with another three pointer - lost by Diamantidis and 2/12 in 3's. The most valuable player of teh Euroleague has currently 0/4 three pointers!!!!!
More in a while...
After defeated by WCT land yesterday,Segamat are still continuing the losing position today,lose to melaka Chinwoo 53-58.Melaka National Team Center Francis Loh Hoo Won(190-C-82)scored the team highest 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.China Fujian Huaqiao university Malaysian center Chee Li Wei(198-C-93)also get 13 points and outstanding 17 rebounds today.For Segamat side, Ex-national Player Chew In Lai hits 4 three point to get 14 points as the team highest.National team Satyaseelan is getting his bad performance tonight by just scored 3 points,his 3 point filed goal is extremely poor tonight by just hits 1 three point by 11 attempted.
Klang WCT Land is having a streak win after beat Bintulu Rainbow by 92-63.Kuete Chris is continue his wonderful performance by scored 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.Shia Ka Hock and Hong Wey Jian is followed by scored 15 points respectively. Klang WCT Land is just have the exciting win over the south giant Segamat yesterday,tonight opponent Bintulu is significantly a class lower than Segamat, the easy win is not excited.
Segamat Rimba Timor VS Melaka Chinwoo http://nbl.com.my/statistics.php?cid=57
Klang WCT Land VS Bintulu Rainbow http://nbl.com.my/statistics.php?cid=58
In the first match today, Cameroonian Kuete Chris from Klang WCT Land still keep his efficiency by scored 26 ponints and grabbed 18 rebounds.However, WCT Land overall level is significantly lower than Melaka Chinwoo.Melaka National team center Chee Li Wei(198-C-93) is contributed 17points and 15 rebounds tonight. Guganeswaran and Francis Loh Hoo Won is adding 16 and 17 points respectively. However with the 10 points win over WCT, but Melaka team field goal percentage is extremely low tonight just 45.90%(28/61).
In another game tonight, Segamat Rimba Timor against the home team Bintulu Rainbow.Segamat was successfully win (61-60)their first game after Soo Eng Heng(182-G-84) buzzer bitter in the last 3 seconds. Segamat National team player Tan Kian Hoong(192-G/F-83) have 18points and grabbed 10 rebounds,both is the team highest.Beside that, Soo Eng Heng is add 12 points that include a buzzer bitter.Both team is pressure each other until the game end, Bintulu veteran player Lau Bik Ing and Chai Tze Kiong is scored 24 and 18 points respectively to sustain the team competitive against Segamat.
Melaka Chinwoo VS Klang WCT Land http://nbl.com.my/statistics.php?cid=59
Segamat Rimba Timor VS Bintulu Rainbow http://nbl.com.my/statistics.php?cid=60
1-Melaka Chinwoo 3-0
2-Klang WCT Land 2-1
3-Segamat Rimba Timor 1-2
4-Bintulu Rainbow 0-3
In the opener of group A Russia outplayed
In the middle of the third quarter
Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) was unstoppable for
DNP: Cvetkovic, Markovic.
Triglav inked Blaz Oberckal (200-F-84) ex Litija.
Litija signed Miha Knaus (194-G/F-80) ex Rudar.
Rudar inked Saso Lukic (193-F-79) ex Medvode. Last season he averaged 14,5 points in 14 games of Division II.
Celjski KK added Peter Matevzic ex Poljcane. Last season he averaged 4,9 points in 18 games of Division III.
Parklji Bezigrad has named Muhamer Vugdalic ex Casino Maribor as new coach.
Hrastnik has named Matej Baksic ex Zlatorog as new coach and agreed terms with Boban Tomic (190-G-88) ex Postojnska jama.
Former U20 NT member Marko Antonijevic (189-G-81, agency: World Sport Agency) ex CAB Maderia is testing by Tau Ceramica.
Union Olimpija released Bojan Bakic (197-G-83, agency: Beo Basket) due a bad performance.
USA - Argentina 118:81
United States team proved their All-Star status yesterday as they gave no chances for Argentinean squad in the title decider in Las Vegas. USA completed their perfect campaign with another comprehensive victory and ended the competition at 10-0 record. Both finalist however guaranteed their places in the Beijing Olympics.
United States players were dominant right from the start. They once again could hardly miss from all the ranges and piled up a 35:14 lead after the first frame. Argentina simply were unable to match the tempo and the gap grew wider in the second term reaching a 59:34 mark at halftime. The offensive supremacy of USA team continued after the break as they delivered another 34 points in the third frame and established an insurmountable 93:61 advantage after three quarters. United States team then easily cruised to the title in the final minutes of the encounter and stepped up as new Fiba Americas champions.
LeBron James (203-F-84) led the action with 31 points converting 8/11 three pointers. Dwight Howard (207-F-85) contributed 20 points and 5 boards, while Carmelo Anthony (203-F-84, college: Syracuse) scored another 16 points for the winners. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) answered with 23 points and 5 boards for Argentina. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) nailed 11 points and Paolo Quinteros (185-G-79) added 10 points in a loss.
USA knocked down 59% from the field and 70% from free throw line. Argentina sank 41% of field goals. USA dominated the boards 41:36, while both teams committed 11 turnovers.
Luis Scola was named tournament's MVP. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) became the tournament's topscorer averaging 21.8 points per game. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) was the best rebounder with 12.4 boards per encounter.
USA: LeBron James 31, Dwight Howard 20+5 boards, Carmelo Anthony 16
Argentina: Luis Scola 23, Leonardo Gutierrez 11, Paolo Quinteros 10
Bronze medals game
Brazil - Puerto Rico 107:111
Brazilian team stopped just one step away from the medals at the Fiba Americas championship in Nevada. They faced Puerto Rico in the Bronze medals game and were defeated in a spectacular high-scoring encounter.
Puerto Rican players were impressive from the start and gained a comfortable advantage after the opening frame 26:12. But Brazil proposed a well-balanced attacking approach and hit back in the second quarter cutting the deficit to 43:48 at halftime. Puerto Rico were still ahead throughout the third term as Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Edge Sports, college: USC) was deadly from beyond the arc and Angelo Reyes (205-F/C-81) reigned under the rims. But once again Brazil found the energy to come back within a single point late in the dying stage. Marcelinho Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) drained a couple of three pointers and Leandrinho Barbosa provided needed help. But it was not the day for Brazil. Puerto Rico proved perfect from free throw line when it counted the most and sealed the victory in this dramatic battle.
Larry Ayuso led the winners with game-high 39 points. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Florida Intern.) provided 30 points and 10 assists, while Angelo Reyes had 15 points and 15 boards. Marcelinho Machado scored 21 points for Brazil. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) produced 19 points and 13 boards in defeat. Brazil also were without the services of Nene Hilario as he was sidelined with injury.
Brazil shot 51% from the field and 85% from free throw line. They were outrebounded by Puerto Rico 31:39 and committed 16 turnovers.
Brazil: Marcelinho Machado 21, Tiago Splitter 19+13 boards
Puerto Rico: Larry Ayuso 39, Carlos Arroyo 30+10 assists
Indiana lost the second game against Detroit as the latter tied at 1-1. Tammy Sutton-Brown (193-C-78, college: Rutgers) scored 5 points, made 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist. Canadian player finished the game with 5 fouls and had 3 turnovers.
The defending WNBA champions Detroit Shock avoided elimination in Game 2 of the Eastern Final series. They edged Indiana 77:63 at home and forced the decisive Game 3. Detroit already faced the same situation in the previous round when they were down 0-1 against New York but managed to overcome the Liberty in the next two encounters.
The Fever got to a better start and led by 4 points early on 20:16. But Deanna Nolan (5'11''-G/F-79, college: Georgia) quickly scored 5 points at the start of the second frame to give the home side a 21:20 lead for good. Deanna Nolan would score 15 points in the second quarter and ensured a 41:32 advantage for the hosts at halftime. Swin Cash (6'2''-F-79, college: Connecticut) stepped up in the third quarter and delivered 10 points in 7 minutes of action to pace Detroit to a 63:39 lead. Indiana struggled to perform a comeback and trailed by as many as 21 points entering the fourth frame. The Fever just managed to cut the deficit to 14 points in the dying stages of the game but never came closer and lost the battle.
Deanna Nolan topscored for the home side with 24 points, 6 assists and 5 boards. Katie Smith (5'11''-G-74, college: Ohio St.) contributed 14 points for the winners. Anna DeForge (5'10''-G-76, college: Nebraska) scored 13 points for Indiana. Tamika Whitmore (6'2''-C-77, college: Memphis) added 12 points in defeat.
Detroit had an obvious edge under the rims as they outrebounded the visitors 44:22. Detroit shot 53% of field goals and 65% of free throws.
As in the first game Indiana celebrated 75:65 win, the score is now 1-1.
Detroit - Indiana 77:63
Detroit: Deanna Nolan 24, Katie Smith 14, Swin Cash 12+10 boards
Indiana: Anna DeForge 13, Tamika Whitmore 12, Tammy Sutton-Brown 5
The results and box scores of the 4-nation tournament can be found in our Latvian section of Eurobasket.com by clicking here
France finished second after losing to Spain on Day 2 (73-67) after a 4th quarter collapse that allowed Spain to score 11 unanswered points to take control of the game at the end. France again struggled in the final period today in their last match against China and hung on to win by six points (67-61).
Despite China losing the last game they went on to win the tournament on point difference from France and Spain. The hosts Latvia finished last.
Jaques Commeres reaction after the match today " the girls played well after the defeat yesterday. Against the strong and Solid Chinese team we were able to play our game and develop some interesting offensive and defensive actions. We held on to win at the end once again demonstrating our progress."
Italian A1 teams are beginning pre-season training. let's take a look at the new rosters:
Stefania Paterna (180-G/F-80)
Mariangela Cirone (171-G-76)
Paola Mauriello (185-G-81)
Sara Giauro (190-C-79)
Immacolata Gentile (175-G-75)
Yasemin Horasan (190-F/C-83)
Astou N'Diaye (190-C-73, college: Abilene Christian)
Kedra Holland-Corn (173-G-74)
Adia Barnes (180-F-77, college: Arizona)
Lasma Jekabsone (191-C-85, college: Florida Intern.)
Chiara Bargigli (174-G-89)
Ludovica Stamegna (174-G-90)
Valeria Zampella (175-G-90)
Germano Zama Faenza
Marija Eric (164-G-83)
Maria Chiara Franchini (182-G-79)
Adrijana Knezevic (184-F-87)
Emanuela Ramon (187-F-82)
Simona Ballardini (183-F-81)
Giulia Casadio (179-G-76)
Daliborka Jokic (185-F-81)
Ilisaine David (191-F/C-77)
Cintia Dos Santos - Silva (195-C-75)
Marte Alexander (192-C-76)
Marlous Nieuwveen (195-C-80)
Banco di Sicilia Ribera
Chiara Perfetti (170-G-79)
Sara Farris (168-G-85) (PG)
Megan Duffy (170-G-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Notre Dame) (SG/PG)
Jami Montagnino (173-G-85) Silvia Favento (184-F-85)
Marija Micovic (187-F-82)
Oxana Pysmennyk (192-F-78, agency: LBM Management)<
Ziomara Morrison (193-C-89)
Diana Razmaite (196-C-75, agency: LBM Management)
From under 19 team
Francesca Faraci (PG)
Erica Campanella (SG)
Giulia Bona (SG)
Valentina Ripellino (SG).
Gianni Tripodi (coach)
Flavio Faraci (assistent coach)
Vito Ferrauto (trainer)
Masha Maiorano (182-G/F-82)
Valeria Battisodo (175-G-88)
Susanna Stabile (178-G-80)
Martina Rejchova (196-C-83)
Elena Paparazzo (193-C-73)
Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86)
Manuela Zanon (185-F-80)
Gianna Grenga (185-C-91)
from junior team
Maurizo Scanzani coach
Davide Malakiano Assistant coach
Eva Giauro (204-C-86)
Giorgia Sottana (177-G-88)
Jenifer Nadalin (187-F/C-83, college: Furman)
Francesca Modica (175-G-81)
Mery Andrade (181-F-75, college: ODU)
Aleksandra Vujovic (182-G-80)
Nakia Sanford (193-F/C-76, agency: LBM Management, college: Kansas)
Shannon Johnson (169-G-74, college: USC)
Alice Romagnoli (190-C-84)
from junior team
Giulia Furlan (1988)
Giulia Pegoraro (1989)
Arianna Zampieri (1988)
Gloria Vian (1989)
Giulia Brotto (1991)
Federica Tognalini (1991)
Giorgia Miolo (1991)
Federica Levorato (1991)
Roberta Croce (1991)
Marta Ceccato (1991)
Ilaria Cattapan (1989)
Temeka Johnson (160-G-82, agency: LBM Management, college: LSU)
Tanja Cirov (181-G/F-81)
Hollie Grima (190-C-83, agency: LBM Management)
Nunzia Paparo (165-G-77)
Alesandra Cesca (185-C-82)
Adriana Grasso (188-C-74)
Maria Minervino (192-C-86)
Iris Ferazzoli (178-F-72)
from Junior team
Valeria Della Selva
Teresa Esposito Concione
Fulvio Palumbo coach manager
Riccardo Bolensio trainer
Rosario Sepe Assistant coach
Paolo Sommella Presidant
Marianeve Palumbo Vice President
Latvia -Spain 62:69 (19:10, 12:25, 18:18, 13:16).
Latvia: Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (176-F-83) 18, Kublina 16+5reb, Basko 11+7st, Tamane 7, Jansone 6, Dreimane 4, Brumermane, Tare, Krumberga, Ose-Hlebovicke, Cinite.
Spain: Valdemoro 18+7reb, Montanana 11, Aguilar 10, Sanchez 9, Lima 8+5reb, Zurro 8, Palau 3, Martinez 2, Camps, Pascua 6reb, Morales, Herradas.
France - China 67:61 (19:15 24:18 15:12 9:16).
France: Dijon 15+13reb, Gruda14+7reb, Sauret-Gillespie 9, Bade 8, Gomis 7, LeDrean 4, Ndongue 3, Lawson-Wade 3, Bertal 2, Dumerc 2, Reghaissia, Beikes.
China: Nan 13+6reb, Xiaoni 12, Lan 11, Lijie 10, Xiaoli 8, Xiaoyun 4, Lei 2, Dan 1, Zhang, Fan, Lixin, Jiacen.