EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/29/2008Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
2008 All Star Game will be attended in Mar del Plata on January 28th and 29th. It will be the 20th game so in the first day a group of the best players who played in the history of Liga A will show their skills.
These are the teams:
White: Marcelo Milanesio (9), Eduardo Cadillac (12), Gustavo Fernandez (4), Hector Campana (185-G-64) (5), Luis 'Chuzo' Gonzalez (88), Julio Rodriguez (8), Jorge Racca (13), Sergio Aispurua (11), Luis Villar (6) Ariel Scolari (15). coach: Walter Garrone.
Red Team: Miguel Cortijo (11), Marcelo Richotti (5), Ariel Bernardini (33), Raul Merlo (00), Carlos Romano (8), Esteban Perez (41), Adolfo Perazzo (14), Esteban Camissasa (4), Luis Gonzalez (7) Diego Maggi (6). coach: Luis Martinez. Arbitros: Alberto Garcia, Jorge Rubinsztein Eduardo Alagastino. Court: Polideportivo Islas Malvinas
In the second day, argentinian stars will fight against foreigner team.
NACIONALES (10): Sebastian Ginobili, Roman Gonzalez, Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78), Bruno Labaque, Julio Mazzaro, Sebastian Acosta, Juan Locatelli, Leandro Palladino, Andres Pelussi y Diego Osella. coach: Julio Lamas.
FOREIGNERS (9): Jamal Robinson, Antwon Hall, Quincy Wadley, Charles Jones, Michael Robinson, Cleotis Brown, Jason Osborne, Byron Johnson Robert Battle (200-C-81, college: Drexel), Chuck Robinson. coach: Silvio Santander
Pablo RIZZO - Lanus TNA
Brice ASSIE -.San Martin (C.) -TNA
Antwon HALL - Quilmes - LNB.
Mariano FIERRO - San Martin (C.) -TNA.
Pedro ROMERO - Sportivo America Rosario.
Chris JEFFRIES - Obras
Andres MOLTENO - Velez
Byron JOHNSON - Independiente (N) - last champion
3 point shootout contest:
Pablo S. RODRIGUEZ - Penarol (MdP) - 46.9%
Maximiliano MACIEL - Quilmes (MdP) - 46.5%
Pablo GIL - Estudiantes (BB) - 45.4%
Jose MURUAGA - Estudiantes (BB) - 43.7%
Juan Pablo SANCHEZ - Independiente (N) - 43.6%
Leonardo GUTIERREZ - Boca Jrs. - 42.9%
Cleotis BROWN - Quimsa - 42.3%
Leandro MASIERI - Belgrano (SN) last champion
For one more time Lewis Sims (203-F/C-73, agency: Strategic Sports, college: New Orleans) caused problems with his behavior and for second time the management decided to let him go.The first time coach Kalafatikis said in the press after a game that he wants Sims out from the team because he was causing problems to teammates but the coach was fired and Sims remained, now with coach Zouros the result after a short period was the same, the new coach did not want the player in the team. Sims negotiates now with Spartak St.Petersburg, the Russian team will loan Damir Markota (209-C/F-85) and they search in the market for his substitute.
Panellinios trying to sign Jurica Golemac (209-F-77) from Paris-Levallois.
Paok and Olimpiada Patras want Jared Reiner (211-C-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa).The Iowa graduate after few games in NBA is in Murcia now. Tanoka Beard (205-F/C-71, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Boise St.) proposed also.
Zalgiris made offer to AEL Larissa to get Tadas Klimavicius (204-F-82, agency: Interperformances).
*The scheduled for this weekend Pfizer Greek All Star game postponed due to the sudden death of archbishop Christodoulos. The new date will be announced soon from ESAKE.
'Tigers have been outstanding this season so to beat them and in particular in a final is something to savour. They fought back towards the end but our guys weren't going to let it slip today so we are delighted that the cup is coming back to DART. We have put a great run together in recent months and today's performance shows just what talent we have in the squad.'
The Dublin side was always in control of the match from the start and raced into an early lead with excellent baskets coming courtesy of Michael Bonaparte (196-F-82, agency: IceBasket, college: Coll.of the Ozarks) while his counterpart Michael Goj (198-G/F-81) three pointer gave them a 13-4 lead midway through the first quarter.
The Tigers led by Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) finally got into their rhythm but at that stage Killester had a commanding lead with some excellent offensive play from Bonaparte, John Behan and Arnuad Dahi and finished the first quarter with a 29-19 lead.
However the national cup holders came out in the second quarter fighting to hold onto their title when they outscored their opponents by 17-9. Abrakebabra Tigers's fightback was led by the American Carl Hadley (193-F, college: Sam Houston St.) and their captain Michael Quirke (198-C-80) whose play around the boards was superb.
With less than ten seconds left on the clock Abrakebabra Tigers's Greek player Paris Katsimpas' magnificent three pointer cut his team's deficit down to four points as they went into the interval trailing 35-31.
Donaghy came to the fore with an outstanding three pointer but Killester's Goj responded with three successive baskets to hold onto their slender lead as both teams cancelled out each others scores.
With just over two minutes left on the clock in the third quarter Abrakebabra Tigers, courtesy of Quirke, drew level before taking a 52-50 lead into the fourth and final quarter. But Killester and Kelly stood up when it counted most and slowly clawed their way back into the game with excellent offensive play from Dahi and superb defensive play from Kelly.
The Dublin team regained the lead midway through the quarter and never relinquished it as they battled right down to the wire to finally bring the Cup back to the capital for the first time in seven years to the delight of their supporters.
Courtesy of Basketball Ireland
In the first game of the second round Antranik met Riyadi , The game was a very close one till the last 3 minutes when Riyadi's players managed to win the game at the score of 77-64.
In the second game Sagesse had to wait for the second half to secure the game against Anibal who had a very big start , Sagesse with the support of their big number of fans knew how to come back and to secure the game in the end on the score of 95-83.
In the Third game Blue Stars came from way behind after being behind by 20points in the game against Champville and managed to win the game after outscoring Champville in the 4th quarter 37 to 13.The game finished at the score of 93-83.
Antranik - Riyadi : 64-77
Antranik: Marcus Brown (18pts)
Riyadi: Ismail Abed El Menhem (21pts)
Q1:21-20 Q2:16-20 Q3:14-14 Q4:13-23
Sagesse - Anibal : 95-83
Sagesse: Kevin Johnson (28pts)
Anibal: Kevin Sowell (36pts)
Q1:16-25 Q2:27-22 Q3:29-13 Q4:23-23
Blue Stars - Champville : 93-83
Blue Stars: William Brown (35pts)
Champville : Jarred Merill (25pts)
Q1:16-33 Q2:23-17 Q3:17-20 Q4:37-13
In the first game of the 4th round in Zahle Anibal had a very important game against Blue Stars , the first half of the game reflected the importance for the home team .The game was a very close one till the last quarter when Blue Stars players managed to win the game at the score of 98-83.
In the second game Champville who was 1-2 before this game had to face Feytoun who was 0-3 , The guest team had a new player Aaron Haynes for this game who showed good signs , he finished the game with 22pts ,16rebs,4stl,5ast,2blk.The game was had the dominance of Champville in the first half and the score at the half was 45-30.In the third Feytroun regrouped and played a better basketball , the game finished at the score of 94-74
Anibal - Blue Stars : 83-98
Anibal: Kevin Sowell (34pts)
Blue Stars: William Brown (30pts)
Q1:22-29 Q2:21-18 Q3:27-29 Q4:13-22
Champville - Feytroun : 94-74
Champville : Jarred Merrill (27pts)
Feytroun: Aaron Hyanes (22pts)
Q1:20-16 Q2:25-14 Q3:27-22 Q4:22-22
Past saturday in the Texas Professional Basketball League ( TPBL)
Gallos de Cd. Juarez played against the actual champion Midland Heat
in wich Gallos fans went to the arena with a nice attendance to cheer there
Gallos. In a quiet easy game for the local team beat a Midland Heat who made the
trip with only 7 players and dint hold the up tempo game of the Gallos.
The final score was 112 to 95 for the Juarez squad in wich the best player
for the Heat was Ray Williams (178-G-85, college: Salisbury St.) with 26 pts.
For Gallos was Leonard Owens (198-F, college: UTEP) with 33pts.
In sunday's game Gallos beat a tired Midland Heat by a score of 112 to 85.
The Heat had there best players in Ira Cross (198-F, college: E.New Mexico)and the
same Ray Williams (178-G-85, college: Salisbury St.) with 16 points each. For Gallos
was Toraino Johnson (194-F/G-80, college: Utah St.) with 21 and
Juan Escalante (180-G-81) with 16 pts.
And in other news Gallos signed center Nantambu Willingham (208-C/F-73, college: Connecticut)
who played both games , in wich he helped get rebounds and some points of the bench.
Gallos still remain undefeated in the TPBL with 6 wins in 6 games , and continue there road
to the championship , with all players from Cd. Juarez and 5 more imports.
Stevie Johnson (198-F-78, college: Iowa St.) (Caja Rioja) was the MVP in the 18th round in the Adecco LEB Silver with 32 of efficiency. CB Illescas is leading LEB Silver with a great balance (15-3). Jermaine Turner (195-F-74, college: Dowling) (CB Tijola) was the MVP in the Adecco LEB Bronze with 43 of efficiency. Gestiberica Vigo and Rayet Guadalajara are leading LEB Bronze with 13 wins and 4 loses.
Week 18: TOP 5 by Effiency LEB Silver
Stevie Johnson (198-F-78) (Caja Rioja): 32 (27pt + 5rb)
Ramon Espuna (206-C/F-84) (CB Tarragona): 30 (20pt + 13rb)
Tyray Pearson (201-F-80) (CB Almeria): 29 (14pt + 15rb)
Jason Blair (201-F-79) (Plasencia): 25 (24pt + 2rb)
Dominick Martin (208-C-83) (Plasencia): 24 (13pt + 13rb)
Week 18: TOP 5 by Efficiency LEB Bronze
Jermaine Turner (195-F-74) (CB Tijola): 43 (31pt + 9rb)
Josep Mestres (208-F/C-85) (AB Esplugues): 30 (15pt + 14rb)
Jeff Mallory (213-C/F-83) (Cajasur): 28 (25pt + 10rb)
Derek Stribling (198-F-82) (AB Esplugues): 26 (22pt + 6rb)
Jan Martin (203-F/C-84) (Real Madrid B): 26 (20pt + 7rb)
Banco di Sicilia Ribera - Pool Comense 100 - 75
(24-20, 48-37, 73-60)
BANCO DI SICILIA RIBERA: Farris S. 2 (1/4), Duffy M. 16 (2/2, 3/4), Favento S. 3 (0/3, 1/1), Bona G. , Riccardi E. 5 (1/2, 1/2), Jami Montagnino (173-G-85, college: Tulane) 9 (3/5, 0/3), Perfetti C. 10 (1/2, 2/2), Pys'Mennik O. 31 (7/14, 5/7), Razmaite D. 15 (6/7, 0/1), Morrison Jara Z. 9 (2/4). Coach Anselmo Paolo Francesco
POOL COMENSE: Bouderra F. 15 (5/9, 1/1), Fassina M. dnp, Bestagno E. (0/1), Fabbri V. 6 (1/1), Slavcheva G. 16 (4/13, 2/2), Turner L. 7 (2/2), Invernizzi M. 5 (1/2, 1/1), Hall V. 13 (3/7, 2/4), Zampella A. 6 (3/6, 0/2), Sarni S. 7 (2/3, 1/1). Coach Ricchini Roberto
Famila Wuber Schio - Umana Venezia 75 - 51
(22-15, 38-31, 53-35)
FAMILA WUBER SCHIO: Consolini C. , Moro E. 7 (0/3, 2/3), Butler D. 9 (0/2, 2/2), Donaphin B. 13 (6/10), Tassara S. (0/2, 0/2), Masciadri R. 11 (4/6, 1/3), Ngoyisa B. 2 (1/1), Kathrin Ress (193-F-85, college: Boston Coll.) 12 (5/10, 0/1), Ciampoli F. , Macchi L. 21 (1/5, 3/4). Coach Orlando Sandro
UMANA VENEZIA: Pegoraro M. dnp, Sottana G. 3 (0/4, 1/6), Modica F. 12 (2/5, 1/6), Johnson S. 4 (2/7, 0/2), Sanford N. 12 (4/9), Andrade M. 7 (3/5, 0/1), Nadalin J. 2 (1/8), Romagnoli A. dnp, Vujovic A. 11 (2/5, 2/6), Zampieri A. dnp. Coach Riga Massimo
Fiera di Roma - Italmoka Pozzuoli 68 - 53
(15-17, 37-33, 47-42)
FIERA DI ROMA: Di Battista F. 7 (2/4, 1/4), Servillo M. dnp, Hodges D. 12 (3/8, 0/8), Cinili S. 2 (1/2), Mendes Da Silva T. dnp, Machanguana C. 19 (7/12), Lichnerova J. 4 (1/5, 0/1), Beljanski M. 9 (3/8, 1/1), Scimitani S. (0/1), Claudia Gattini (180-G-79) 15 (7/8, 0/3). Coach Incecchi Sandro
ITALMOKA POZZUOLI: Paparo N. , Ferazzoli I. dnp, Franchetti M. 3 (1/2), Minervino M. (0/1), Grima H. 19 (7/11, 0/2), Linguaglossa E. dnp, Cirov T. 10 (4/4, 0/2), Grasso A. 8 (2/7), Andjelic N. 4 (1/2, 0/3), Dixon T. 9 (4/12, 0/1). Coach Palumbo Carlo Fulvio
Gescom Viterbo - New Wash Montigarda 69 - 48
(17-14, 34-27, 54-40)
GESCOM VITERBO: Kouznetsova S. 4 (2/4, 0/2), Santucci L. 7 (2/3, 1/1), Bonafede M. 2 (0/2), Brunelli G. (0/1), Smith B. 8 (4/14), Maslowski M. 18 (6/13), Limoura L. 12 (3/7, 2/5), Valentina Siccardi (182-G/F-82) 18 (4/7, 2/3), Gorla L. (0/1), Crepaldi C. dnp. Coach Agresti Claudio
NEW WASH MONTIGARDA: Gatti G. dnp, Colico R. 13 (3/4, 2/4), Zanotti E. dnp, Fazio M. 14 (5/11, 0/2), Rossi C. (0/2), Smith D. (0/2), Dimitrova E. 4 (1/5, 0/2), Albertazzi S. 7 (2/4, 1/2), Ruzickova M. 2 (1/7), Lawless E. 8 (3/9, 0/2). Coach Fossati Fabio
Lavezzini Parma - Carispe La Spezia 50 - 43
(14-6, 21-27, 36-31)
LAVEZZINI PARMA: Maiorano M. 3 (1/3, 0/3), Stabile S. 5 (0/1, 0/1), Paparazzo E. 4 (2/8), Zanoni I. 6 (3/3), Battisodo V. (0/1), Martina Rejchova (195-C-83) 13 (5/6), Van Malderen L. (0/2, 0/1), Mahoney M. 13 (3/11, 2/2), Zanon M. 4 (1/5, 0/1), Screen J. 2 (1/4, 0/2). Coach Scanzani Maurizio
CARISPE LA SPEZIA: Bestagno M. dnp, Corradini L. (0/4, 0/1), Pastore C. 2 (1/4), Callens E. 2 (1/3, 0/2), Templari E. , Newton C. 7 (1/8, 1/4), Bagnara B. 5 (2/4, 0/3), Vukovic V. 2 (1/5), Sarti R. 16 (6/8, 1/1), Willis C. 9 (4/9). Coach Papini Giovanni
Phard Napoli - Acer Priolo 58 - 50
(14-14, 25-24, 38-36)
PHARD NAPOLI: Bargigli C. dnp, Paterna S. , Cirone M. 13 (3/7), Mauriello P. (0/2, 0/2), Barnes A. 7 (3/9), Gentile I. 2 (0/1), Jekabsone L. 9 (2/6), Yasemin Horasan (190-F/C-83) 8 (4/10), Richter D. 3 (1/1, 0/1), Holland-Corn K. 16 (6/9, 1/3). Coach Molino Nino
ACER PRIOLO: Gianolla A. 7 (2/5, 0/1), Bonfiglio S. dnp, Palie S. 6 (3/7), Milazzo O. (0/1, 0/2), Seino T. 6 (3/7, 0/1), Sciacca B. 3 (0/2, 1/3), Pascalau F. 15 (5/8), Meneghel R. 7 (2/4, 1/3), Accolla E. dnp. Phillips T. 6 (2/5). Coach Coppa Santino
Germano Zama Faenza - Levoni Taranto 66-67
(22-14, 40-37, 53-49)
GERMANO ZAMA FAENZA: Eric M. 18 (1/4, 4/9), Franchini M. 5 (1/3, 1/4), Ramon E. 10 (3/5, 1/5)), David I. 15 (5/8), Casadio G. , Jokic D. 8 (3/6), Bandini E. dnp, Knezevic A. (0/2), Dos Santos C. 10 (4/7, 0/1), Morsiani L. dnp. Coach Rossi Paolo
CRAS BASKET TARANTO: Balleggi M. 2 (1/5), Claudia Corbani (182-G-78) 2 (1/1), Greco M. 7 (3/5), Bello M. 4 (0/2, 1/4), Sauret Gillespie A. 14 (6/8, 0/2), Summerton L. 2 (1/5), Prado F. (0/1), Frohlich L. 10 (4/7, 1/2), Brunson R. 22 (10/15, 0/2). Coach Corno Aldo