EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/19/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
Tonight took place the first round on the League B, thats will be complete on Sunday.
Anzorena 83 - Facundo 73
Brown San Vicente 88 - Union Elctrica 83
Sargento Cabral 76 - Sp. 9 de Julio 86
Barrio Parque 76 - Banda Norte 91
Alvear 94 - Colon 76
Tomas de Rocamora 94 - La Union de Colon 91
Sport Club 79 - Union y Fuerza 69
Estudiantes (C)- Almagro (E) (on sunday)
Racing (G) 79 - GEBA 63
Nutico Hacoaj 98 - San Martn (J) 88
Rosario Central 99 - Banco Nacion 76
GEVP - Velez Sarsfield (on Saturday)
Ciudad de Puerto Madryn 90 - Ciudad de Bragado 83
Union Vecinal 77 - Huracan de Trelew 76
Independiente 81- Jorge Newbery 87
El Sureno 96 - Atletico Regina 93
The team of the Austrian capital faced a very hard summer, but the new management was able to create a new team for the 2008/09 season. The manager and coach is Charles Payton .
4 Lukas Laska (190-G-82)
5 Nicholas Rhodes (206-C-84)
6 Dominik Mullner (190-F-85)
7 Kristijan Bokanovic (200-F-84)
8 Mathias Gunka (204-F/C-91)
9 Lorenzo O'Neal (188-G-88)
10 Aleksandar Trivan (192-G/F-88)
11 Christoph Bock
12 Lukas Pinterits (193-G/F-86)
13 Philipp Seel (193-G/F-85)
14 Denis Soldo (198-F-85)
15 Matthias Dockner (204-F/C-84)
Ray George (193-G-83)
Coach: Charles Payton
Ass. Coach: Zoran Obradovic
The vice-champion of the last season had a very difficult preseason due to a lot of injuries but they only changed 1 player during this summer. Byron Joynes (206-C-85) recieved a 1 month contract yesterday as reaction on the injury of captain Jason Johnson (202-F/C-77) who will be sidelined for 3-4 weeks.
4 Marcus Stout (193-G)
5 Jason Johnson (C)
6 Georg Florian (190-G-89)
7 Hannes Artner (185-G-84)
8 Marko Moric (207-F-81)
9 Paul Radakovics (188-G-88)
10 Hannes Ochsenhofer (186-G-85)
11 Stefan Ulreich (184-G-85)
12 Milan Stegnjaic (205-F/C-82)
13 Jay Youngblood (196-G-84)
14 David Hasenburger (203-F-90)
15 Tomislav Gaspar (200-F-83)
Coach: Ante Perica
Ass. Coach: Goran Patekar
Korisliiga, Round 4-5: Only four contests tonight. One victory at home and three wins on the road. Honka (Espoo) defeated Team Componenta (Karkkila)
75-61. Honka's all three American players in double figures. Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point) again in biggest (21) numbers. Also Team Componenta had three Americans in double figures.
FoKoPo (Forssa) trying an upset again at home, but visitor Kataja (Joensuu) and Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) (29/13) were too strong. Tarmo (Porvoo) was led by Emmanuel Messy (201-F-82, college: Seton Hall) (29), but KTP (Kotka) was shooting better and by winning the rebounds 34-25, KTP won finally by five pts (86-91). Durell Vinson (201-F-85, college: Wagner) led KTP by 22 pts.
YMCA Lappeenranta was shooting treys 10,3% (3/29) and that helped YMCA Lahti to win at Lappeenranta 69-75. Jerel Blassingame (175-G-81, agency: CAA Sports, college: UNLV) (LPR) led home team with 27 pts. Teemu Laine (190-G-77) (Lahti) led his Team with 18 pts. Melvin Tyler (206-F-84, college: St.John's) added 17 pts. Five players fouled out! Kataja and Lahti are on the top - undefeated.
Honka - Team Componenta 75-61 (38-29) (Akeem Scott 21, Ben Perkins 14, Monte Cummings 12 - Marcus Watts 15, Clifton Jones 14/19, Frank Richards 14).
FoKoPo - Kataja 81-90 (35-37) (Vincent Hunter 23, Latece Williams 22, Ray Cunningham 17/13 - Jeremiah Wood 29/13, Sami Lehtoranta 18, Ty Harrelson 17).).
Tarmo - KTP 86-91 (46-45) (Emmanuel Messy 29, Mikael Holme 16, Pasi Pekkola 16 - Durell Vinson 22, Damon Williams 21/10, Steve Smith 14/3).
YMCA Lappeenranta - YMCA Lahti 69-75 (28-36) (Jerel Blassingame 27, Viljami Vanjoki 13, HL Coleman 11/14 - Teemu Laine 18, Melvin Tyler 17, Ville Vesala 13).
BG GOTTINGEN EDGE THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS 64 TO 61
THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS are starting a ugly trend of letting games slip away in the fourth quarter as the aggressive defense stopped Frankfurt in Ulm and the big 14-6 run in the last five minutes took Gottingen past Frankfurt 64 to 61. Sooner or later the luck will have to run out for the opponents, because both coaches Mike Taylor last weekend and John Patrick commented after the game, we got lucky today. Sometimes having luck is better than having talent, added American Kyle Bailey (188-G-82, college: Santa Clara). With the win, BG Gottingen go to 3-2 and stay at position nine, while Frankfurt fall to 2-3 and take position 11 in the BBL standings. Frankfurt controlled the game for long parts of the game, but when it really counted down the stretch, they could not score on a consistent level or withstand the fierce defense from GOttingen.They played good defense in the fourth quarter. They forced us to take tough shots and we also missed many easy shots in the paint, said American Skyliner Anthony King (206-F/C, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL). BG Gottingen showed that a team can sometimes even win when shots arent falling. Its the team character and heart that sometimes prevails. We just played hard for 40 minutes and had the bigger heart, commented Kyle Bailey .
THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS were greeted by 4,400 hungry fans ready to see exciting Basketball and that is exactly what the fans got. Frankfurt started well taking a 3-0 lead on a Simmons three pointer. However, Frankfurt showed their lack of controlling offensive rebounds as Gottingen Mr everything Clif Brown (200-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Niagara) missed his second free throw, but danced to the boards got his own rebound and scored. American Adam Emmenecker (185-G-85, college: Drake) continued his timely and successful shooting hitting an outside shot and just about erasing his shooting shyness that had troubled him in the early games. Bailey tied the score with a mid distance shot, but Frankfurt then pulled away on a six to zero run. In this run, Keith Simmons (196-G-85, college: Holy Cross) showed his all around and athletic play feeding Allen for two on the fast break and hitting a three pointer. In this phase, American Mr physical King showed his shot blocking magnitude with three blocks that might of impressed ex Skyliner Ken Johnson (210-C-78, college: Ohio St.). Gottingen wasnt really getting much inside play as American Jason Miller (208-F/C-80, college: Oklahoma St.) had to take a rest getting into early foul trouble. Gottingen could only shoot from outside and werent too successful. Clif Brown kept Gottingen from drowning with his scoring. Frankfurt led 19 to 13 after one quarter, but a new disease of failing to control offensive rebounds, which had started in Ulm was taking charge again. Gottingen had already grabbed seven offensive rebounds after one quarter, but their disastrous three point percentage of 22% probably was not making coach John Patrick s last meal any easier to digest.
Basketball is so often a game of runs and that is exactly how the second quarter started. After a few turnovers, BG Gottingen got off on the right foot going on a five to zero run on a hoop from Brown, who tipped in a rebound and American Ben Jacobson (188-G-83, agency: Octagon, college: N.Iowa) with an outside shot. Gottingen was back trailing only 19 to 18 and the nervousness could of arisen, but instead Frankfurt cruised out on a nine to zero run to lead 28 to 18. In this phase, Evtimov scored underneath on another quick Simmons pass, then scored a three pointer and Roller hit a three pointer.Frankfurt regained the momentum, but Gottingen did not lay down and die. They kept answering with points from inside or outside. American Rodrick Trice hit from outside and inside and Bailey continued to shoot his mid distance shot from the penetration. Frankfurt was still too strong in this part of the game never being stopped more than one time in a row. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) found a sprinting Simmons in the lane and finished strong with a two handed stuff and Frankfurt led 36 to 24. In the last minute, Brown hit a three pointer and German De Mello dazzled the crowd with a layup off the fast break from a Simmons pass. At halftime, Frankfurt led 39 to 28. Gttingen had 12 offensive rebounds at this point, but were shooting horribly from the field. Just when most thought that the third quarter weakness disease was cured after some positive games, it came back haunting Frankfurt in the second half.
The third quarter was dominated by BG Gottingen as Frankfurt simply allowed the opponent back into the game. American Jason Miller started the scoring with a three pointer, and Gottingen would slowly come back. Frankfurt had little going on offense as Simmons stole the ball and went coast to coast with a dunk and Allen hit an outside shot. Gottingen was having little success from outside, so they had to try to go inside more. They did this with hoops from Miller and a difficult off balance shot from Brown with his left hand. Miller snuck inside and tipped in a Gottingen miss and all of a sudden, Gttingen was down only 44 to 39. At this point, Frankfurt was looking for some daylight, but were often denied by the stingy Gottingen defense. American Roderick Trice also had some difficult tricks up his sleeve as he snuck towards the hoop from the wing and scored with an acrobatic shot with his left hand. Miller followed from outside and the score was tied 44 to 44. If the loss of American Lorenzo Gordon (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma City) was not already a bad nightmare for coach Murat Didin , then this turn of event surely wasnt making life any easier for the Trkish man. It got worse as Gottingen took the lead on a Charles Lee (192-G/F-84, college: Bucknell) dunk off the fast break. Frankfurt did not wait long to retaliate as Evtimov dug out a new masterpiece out of his shot wardrobe with a move and a finger tip role in. The score was tied again. Frankfurt closed out the third quarter with a nifty De Mello lay in off the fast break. Frankfurt led 49 to 46. Both teams were shooting below 40%. Gottingen was controlling the boards, while Frankfurt already had 15 turnovers. At some phases, the game looked more like streetball than Basketball. Gottingen was doing a great job making life uncomfortable for captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76), who couldnt show his usual strong playmaking skills as he was forced to turnovers.
THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS started out well in the fourth quarter as they held the lead for some minutes. Frankfurt went on a six to three run. American Anthony King also displayed some offensive strength as he made a quick turn around jumper. Gottingen stayed tough on defense as Brown blocked De Mello, but Simmons scored from an Allen pass and Roller hit a mid distance jumper. Frankfurt led 55 to 49, but coach John Patrick reacted bringing back Bailey and Brown, who would lead their team to victory. Now Gottingen stole the momentum from Frankfurt and went on a six to zero run and would never trail again. After Ben Jacobson hit an outside jumper, Bailey hit two consecutive short range jumpers in the lane. Then Gottingen caught a break as Roderick Trice stood perfectly under the hoop caught Baileys airball and somehow found a way to score under two Skyliners. Gottingen led 60 to 55 and Frankfurt seemed to have lost some energy as well in this quarter. They looked a bit tired in the end. Not having Gordon in the game helped us, because he is a beast under the boards, said coach John Patrick . However, Frankfurt was not done yet as they had some power left as Simmons hit inside, plus a free throw. With under a minute to play, Brown hit two clutch free throws and Gottingen led 62 to 58. Evtimov hit a huge three pointer with 30 seconds to play and Frankfurt trailed only 62 to 61. Ben Jacobson, who is a 83% free throw shooter hit two free throws and Gottingen led 64 to 61. American Keith Simmons had an open three pointer, but was denied giving Gottingen a well deserved win on the road.
BG Gottingen was led by American Clif Brown with 22 points and ten rebounds. Kyle Bailey had ten points and nine rebounds.I really wasnt happy with my performance for three quarters, but in the last three minutes, I gave everything I had, said Kyle Bailey . Americans Jason Miller and Ben Jacobson chipped in with nine points a piece. THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS were led by Ilian Evtimov with 16 points. American Keith Simmons had another fine game scoring 15 points, grabbing six assists and dishing out seven assists. Anthony King ha d a fine debut scoring five points, grabbing five rebounds and registering four blocked shots in twenty minutes. It was an ok game from me, but I could of played better. I just dont feel good, because we lost, explained Anthony King.
This was another game that THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS should of won, but a game of Basketball takes 40 minutes. Gottingen wanted it more in the last minutes, played a stronger defense and won with more heart. Gottingen picked up their field goal percentage in the last quarter and finished with 42%. Usually when we get 72 shots, we score somewhere near 90 points. I am always happy when we win after not shooting well, said coach John Patrick . Frankfurt was out rebounded again losing the war under the boards 48 to 39. Gottingen managed 22 offensive rebounds. American Lorenzo Gordon was missed, but Frankfurt still should of controlled the boards, but the rebound input was lacking from some Skyliner players. Soon Greg Jenkins will be playing to help fill the rebounding void left by Gordon. Frankfurt also had problems with the aggressive Gottingen defense, which led to 19 turnovers. Its still early in the season, but Frankfurt will need to win these close games in the future. The experience should of carried Frankfurt in the closing minutes, but Gottingen played cleverer down the stretch. The game was very similar to the Ulm game. Teams can make the same mistake two times, but rarely three times. Coach Murat Didin will have his team ready for the Paderborn Baskets next weekend. This was another tough loss for the club, but the team has so much talent that they just have to learn to win the close games and make the right decisions down the stretch. THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS host MBC Nikolaev on Tuesday October 21st and Paderborn on Saturday October 25th.
Anibal's newest signing veteran Alvin Sims (193-G/F-74, college: Louisville) spoke to Asia-Basket on his brithday about his new team adding to some other issues...
1- Tell us more about yourself.
This will be my 11th season as a professional and I still have the passion to compete all except being away from my family. I only wish they could see me perform.
2- Whats your feeling when you see yourself in Lebanon again after playing here in the past?
I am very fortunate to come back and I am eagerly awaiting the new season.
3- How do you see the league this season?
It seems to be more competitive this season. Everyone are carefully preparing their rosters.
4- Do you think Anibal are good enough to do something?
Yes because I want to win and I will pass the winning spirit on to my teammates. This is one the one the reasons they brought here to be the team leader.
5- In which way the 2nd import who is supposed to be chosen soon will help you to acheive your goals?
I don't who it will be but I just want him to be willing to play at his best every game to have good achievements for this club.
6- Whats your 1st impression in your coach 'Rizkallah Zaloum'?
I think he is a great coach. He knows basketball.
7- What are your thoughts in your ex-club Sagesse? Do they have favorite to snatch the league title from Riyadi?
I don't know. Ryiadi is very very experience
8- How was your season in Austria last year?
I was there to help my friend the coach so I was a mentor more than a player.
9- What were your nicest memories during your 11 years of experience?
My first year in Greece. I was so hungry as a player and I played wonderful.
10- Who were the best players that you played against ?
Alfonso Ford, Tyus Edney, Manuel Ginoboli
11-Are you thinking of coaching role after your retirement in future?
12- How many years you still think you can give alot basketball as a player?
mentally I can go another 10 years but it depends on my body and also how much longer I can go without my family.
13- Who's your father in basketball?
Well I must say I have a couple of fatherly influences first was my hometown friend Maurice Garrard who instilled the killer instinct in my mind and he told me to always feel like nobody can stop me on the court and second Denny Crum University of Louisville coach who taught me the overall game.
14- Your ex-college teammates Samaki Walker and Nate Johnson are playing in Lebanon this year..Are you ready to bring back your memories with them?...Do you know any other imports in the country?
Yes of course. I have played against Nate several times as a professional in France and the middle east. Tony Williams is also my ex-teammate from college. We all played together. It's important to do well because of bragging rights at home. Me, Tony and Nate are all living in Kentucky so people will know, I also competed against Tony in Italy.
15- Last words to fans.
It seems the fans are always loyal to there clubs but I just want to say to the Sagesse fans thank you for all your support from the previous season and to my new team I will try to give them the satisfaction they have been waiting on.
|NKL Stats Leaders Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Valuckis, Pieno 20.8|
2. Petraitis, ABRO 20.0
3. Vaskys, Naglis 19.3
4. Warren, Pieno 18.2
5. Golokvoscius, Alytus 18.0
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Warren, Pieno 11.2|
2. Jonelis, Naglis 10.3
3. Stasiulionis, Maista 9.5
4. Norkus, Mazeikiai 9.4
5. Slezas, Perlas 9.0
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Kutra, Delikatesas 5.5|
2. Kazukauskas, Bremena 5.4
3. Lencevicius, Maista 5.0
4. Pauliukenas, ABRO 5.0
5.Vaskys, Naglis 4.6
|Extraliga Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Polakovic, Inter 29.0|
2. Johnson, Hand 23.6
3. Hill, Nitra 23.0
4. Ingles, Poprad 22.3
5. Willams, Pezinok 21.5
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Pesta, Nova Ves 10.0|
2. Szalay, Priev. 9.5
3. Klatik, Han 8.2
4. Klaric, Svit 8.0
5. Micuda, Pez 7.5
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Willams, Pezinok 7.0|
2. Johnson, Hand 6.6
3. Avalic, Nova Ves 6.0
4. Lawrence, Nitra 6.0
5. Micka, Inter 5.0
|Steals Per Game|
|1. Kozlik, Pezinok 4.5|
2. Barisic, Komarno 4.0
3. Golian, Han 3.0
|1. Micka, Inter 66.7|
2. Zavodny, Komar. 60.0
3. Immink, Priez. 60.0
|1. Kozar, Nova Ves 85.7|
2. Willams, Pezinok 71.4
3. Golian, Han 66.7
|1. Barisic, Komarno 100|
2. Willams, Pezinok 100
3. Misinsky, Nova Ves 100
|LNB Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Anthony, Luzern 30.0|
2. Chambers, VER 26.0
3. Dosic, KOR Z 23.0
4. McCormick, Pully 19.5
5. Tindom, Martigny 18.0
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Chambers, VER 13.0|
2. McCormick, Pully 11.0
3. Toure, Bernex 11.0
4. Zidi, Chene 11.0
5. Albrecht, Zurich W 10.5
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Gothuey, CHN 7.5|
2. Currat, Villars 5.5
3. Anthony, Luzern 5.5
4. Johnson, Vevey 5.0
5. Barman, Chene 5.0
|1. Anthony, Luzern 32.5|
2. Chambers, VER 30.0
3. Dosic, KOR Z 24.5
4. Albrecht, Zurich W 23.0
5. Toure, BER 23.0
|AUSTRALIA - Women|
|AUSTRIA - Women|
|FINLAND - Women|
SM-sarja, Round 3-4: Top League newcomer Jymy (Orimattila) = S-Hameenmaa Team has started the season well. Today Hameenmaa caused Huima (Aanekoski)
the first loss by winning at home 74-72. By the same Team Hameenmaa is undefeated after three rounds. The only undefeated team right now. Like the figures show,
the game was close and tight. Jazz Covington (185-F-85, college: Louisville) was once again Team's leading scorer and rebounder: 21/12. Kieraah Marlow (178-F-85) added 16 and Mari Puustinen (179-F/G-78) 15pts/11rbs. Erneisha Bailey (175-G-86) netted 18 pts for Huima. Kenya Robinson (182-C-70, college: New Orleans) had a double-double (15/19) and Nita Lahtinen (179-F-86) was still in double figures (10).
Catz (Lappeenranta) crushed BC Nokia 96-41. Yelena Solovyeva (188-C-75) was (20 pts) in double figures as well as four other Catz players. BC Nokia had none over 10 pts. Annika Hennisuo led BC Nokia with nine (9) pts. Kristin Higy (185-F-85) DNP.
Hameenmaa - Huima 74-72 (32-38) (Jazz Covington 21/12, Kieraah Marlow 16, Mari Puustinen 15/11 - Erneisha Bailey 18, Kenya Robinson 15/19, Nita Lahtinen 10).
Catz - BC Nokia 96-41 (49-19) (Yelena Solovyeva 20, Rene Haynes 18, Joi Scott 14 - Annika Hennisuo 9).
|HUNGARY - Women|
|POLAND - Women|
|SPAIN - Women|
|SWEDEN - Women|
|SWITZERLAND - Women|
|LNA Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Crisman, BBC 30.0|
2. Barnes, Pully 26.5
3. Brantlova, Fribourg 23.5
4. Soda, Fribourg 23.5
5. Knight, Riva 22.5
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Knight, Riva 16.0|
2. Leres, Fribourg 12.0
3. Barnes, Pully 11.0
4. Moore, Riva 9.5
5. Crisman, BBC 9.0
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Soda, Fribourg 9.0|
2. Florence, Neuchatel 7.5
3. Brantlova, Fribourg 6.0
4. Villaroel, Sierre 5.5
5. Daniels, Nyon 4.5
|Steals Per Game|
|1. Daniels, Nyon 6.0|
2. Michaux, Nyon 5.5
3. McKenzie, Seirre 5.0
|Blocks Per Game|
|1. Dietel, Sierre 2.5|
2. Daniels, Nyon 2.0
3. Gueye, Nyon 2.0
|1. Florence, Neuchatel 80.0|
2. Michaux, Nyon 75.0
3. Bovard, BBC 75.0
|1. Favre, Sierre 100|
2. Vercauteren, Sierre 83.3
3. Cochand, Sierre 66.7
|1. Volpe, BBC 100|
2. Brantlova, Fribourg 100
3. Dealbi, Nyon 100
|1. Crisman, BBC 33.0|
2. Brantlova, Fribourg 28.5
3. Knight, Riva 27.5