EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/28/2008

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Union Olimpija closes Round 5 with victory - by Eurobasket News
Union Olimpija - Vojvodina Srbijagas 95-74

In the last game of Round 5, Slovenian champion Union Olimpija took it easily against Vojvodina Srbijagas jumping on 3-2 in regional championship. On the other side, Serbian team remained on just one win from the opening day. Big guy Vladimir Golubovic (212-C-86) was center figure of the game.
The hosts looked very motivated to resolve question about the winner as soon as possible. They drained 31 points during the first ten minutes taking 6-point lead. Next period was the crucial one in this game. At the beginning of it young Mirza Sarajlija (185-G-91) made two triples followed by another from Jonathan Wallace (187-G-86, college: Georgetown). Sarajlija added one more lay-up while Vlado Ilievski (190-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency) closed great 22-7 run with a 3-pointer, 53-32. It was a clear signal that head coach Aleksandar Dzikic and his team already met their target in Round 5. The rest of the game was just a formality. Vladimir Golubovic was unstoppable in the paint nailing 25 points including 10 boards. He is MVP of the round with index value 35. Miha Zupan (206-F/C-82, agency: Interperformances) was second best scorer in his team with 14 while Jaka Klobucar (198-G-87) had one point less. Vojvodina got 15 points and 10 boards from Charron Fisher (193-G/F-85, agency: CAA Sports, college: Niagara). Center Goran Bajic (207-C-83) also had 15 points but with 7 rebounds.

Olimpija: Vladimir Golubovic 25+10 boards, Miha Zupan 14, Jaka Klobucar 13
Vojvodina: Charron Fisher 15+10 boards, Goran Bajic 15+7 boards


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  ARGENTINA   


Penarol champion of U18 national league - by Facundo Iatzky
Penarol Mar del Plata became champion of the National Junior League 2008 of Argentina after beat Obras Sanitarias in the final game. Penarol had a fantastic season losing just one game in it. Matias Ruger (200-F/C-91), Facundo Campazzo (180-G-91) and Facundo Varela (194-G-90) were the stars of the team. This tournament is played in regional groups in the first stage. Then the best teams of each region play some games more to decide the 6 teams that advance to the final stage. This year, the finalist teams were Penarol (host), Obras, Olimpia Parana, Atenas Cordoba, San Martin Marcos Juarez and Independiente Santiago del Estero.
Final game:
Pearol (86): Facundo Campazzo 12, Agustin Apreda 10, Facundo Varela 24, Matias Ruger 24, Leonardo Caete (FI); Tomas Sirochinsky 0, M Cerone 5, J Reta 2, L Mironczuk 2, B Pesoa 2, M Gutirrez 0 F Engler 0. Coach: Osvaldo Echeverra.
Obras Sanitarias (59): Franco Rivero (191-G-90) 15, Caceres 0, Alan Omar 2, Luciano Pozzer (196-F-90) 17, Franco Giulietti 5 (FI); Eraga 6, G Chiaruttini 9, Scaramuzzino 1, Jaskowsky 1 L Nicanoff 0. Coach: Carlos Duro


Liga A 8th round highlights - by Facundo Iatzky
Best Team:
Tyler Field (206-F/C-78, college: San Diego) of obras
Camargo Dionisio Gomez (203-F-80, college: Arkansas) of El Nacional
Edward Nelson (203-F-82, college: Connecticut) of Estudiantes BB
Roman Gonzalez (211-C-78, agency: HM Sports Agency) of Penarol
Chuck Robinson (201-F-72, college: E.Carolina) of Sionista

Points:
Edward Nelson 29
Tyler Field 27
David Jackson 27
Camargo Dionisio Gomez 26
Cedric Moodie 26

Rebounds:
Tyler Field 16
Byron Johnson 13
Jamaal Levy 11
Brice Assie 10
Roman Gonzalez 10

Assists:
Juan Pablo Cantero 7
Anthony Glover 6
Jonathan Treise 6
Diego Alba 4
Juan Marcos Casini 4


LigaA Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Quimsa - Obras 72-74
Obras finally made it in Group North. Tyler Field was the key player for his team draining 27 points and pulling down impressive 16 rebounds for 34 minutes. Gabriel Cocha also was good with 16 points. Quimsa for sure didn't expect this failure against at that moment winless Obras. Juan Manuel Torres and Johnatan Treise had 14 points apiece for the hosts, which now have 5-3.

Sionista - Cicl.Olimpico 81-76
Sionista celebrated 5-point win vs Ciclista Olimpico mostly owing to Chuck Robinson, who scored 24 points including 8 rebounds. Diego Cavaco contributed 19 points and 5 boards for the loosing side. Sionista improved to 3-5 while Cicl. Olimpico dropped on 4-4.

Atenas - Ben Hur 86-65
Atenas registered comfortable home victory remaining on top of Group North with almost perfect record 7-1. Bruno Labaque shined for the winners netting 21 points for 23 minutes. Sebastian Cabello top-scored in Ben Hur with 15 points but his team suffered 6th defeat in 8 games.

Regatas C. - Libertad 65-47
Libertad couldn't make it against Regatas on the road slipping for the second time this season. It means that top of Group North now belongs to Atenas. On the other side, Regatas improved on 4-4. Mariano Fierro and Sebastian Acosta scored 14 points each for the hosts. Interesting is that the best scorer in Atenas was Andres Pelussi with 10 points.

Estudiantes - Lanus 88-76
Estudiantes keeps the top of Group South with score 6-1 by outplaying Lanus at home 88-76. Edward Nelson was unstoppable in this game pouring in 29 points and at the same time adding 5 more rebounds. Lanus, who dropped on 3-5, got 20 points from Terell Taylor.

Boca Jrs - El Nacional 96-90
Boca Juniors celebrated against El Nacional thanks to Raymundo Legaria and Carl Edwars, which combined 45 points. Their team now has 4-4. Camargo Dionisio Gomez had 26 points in El Nacional, 2-6.

Independ.N. - Penarol 84-97
Penarol took care for the fifth joy this season, 5-2. David Jackson drained 27 points while Roman Gonzalez helped the winning team with 23 points and 10 boards. Independiente faced with third failure, 5-3. Cedric Moodie and Brice Assie were in a game mood collecting 49 points and 15 rebounds together.

Quilmes MP - Gimn.CR 87-74
Pablo Gil led Quilmes to victory registering 21 points and 8 boards for 27 minutes. Gimnasia CR got 18 points from Gary Buchanan. Both teams are on the same score now, 3-5.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


BC Kalev/Cramo signed Kevin Lyde - by Janar Filippov
BC Kalev/Cramo has completed the search of new center and signed a former D-League star Kevin Lyde (206-C-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Temple). Lyde will join the team on Tuesday and will probably make his Baltic League debut on Saturday against Valmiera.
Lyde will fill the center's position, left empty after immensely popular Travis Reed (203-C-79, college: Long Beach St.) left Kalev/Cramo during last season's KML play-offs, right after helping his team beat Ventspils in the 1st round of Baltic League play-offs. Kalev/Cramo missed Reed in the KML finals, going 0:4 against TU/Rock. The team started this season in Baltic League, losing 3 games in a row.
Lyde is one of the all-time most dominant players in D-league. He is an all-time nr.1 in games played, blocks and field goals and nr.2 in total rebounds and nr.4 in points in D-League.


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  BELGIUM   


Boom BBC sign Stephane Moris - by Eurobasket
Boom BBC (D2) signed 22-year old domestic power forward Stephane Moris (207-F/C-86, agency: Prime Select Sports). Moris played most recently at P4two Ballers Osnabrueck (Germany).

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  BULGARIA   


Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Dunav 2007 0-0 
 2. Slavia 0-0 
 3. Chernomor. 0-0 
 4. Balkan 0-0 
 5. NSA 0-0 
 6. Beroe SZ 0-0 
 7. Sportist Svoge 0-0 
 8. Vidabasket 0-0 
 9. Overgas 0-0 
 10. Dunav 0-0 


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  CHINA   


Jamal Thompson will be back China? - by Robert Wang
Jamal Thompson signed in China last season in the playoff with Liao Ning team and played 4 official games at 17 points, 11 rebounds. He really threated Jiang Su team during the games and Jiang Su lost the chance to go to the finals. Jamal went back to US after the 4 games and that left Liao Ning team a big problem since no imports helped Liao Ning to go further. No, the new season will start and all teams want the new imports and many teams showed interested in Jamal but Liao Ning has the first right to sign with Jamal but other team like Guang Dong team wants to sign with him, too at higher offer. They are making draw-tag now on Jamal! All team coaches and club managers will go to Bei JIng for a pre-season meeting and they will find out who has the first right to sign Jamal Thompson. Let's see and we will follow up with this info. Good luck on jamal.

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  CROATIA   


ViveMenorca inks Damir Markota - by Eurobasket News
ViveMenorca announced signing of Croatian National Team player Damir Markota (209-C/F-85). As a reminder, 22-year old big guy signed contract with Cibona Zagreb before the beginning of the season. However, he didn't play any official game agreeing with Croatian Euroleague team to leave. Markota put his signature on 2-year deal with ViveMenorca, who this week-end finally succeeded to register first win in ACB. The player supposes to arrive on the island today.
Damir Markota joined Cibona from Zalgiris Kaunas, where he spent second half of the last season. He started it in Spartak St. Petersburg and after 21 games in total he moved to Lithuanian powerhouse. In jersey of Spartak, Markota appeared 13 times in Russian Superleague averaging 10.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 2.9 apg. He also had 11.5 ppg and 6.8 rpg for 8 FIBA EuroCup games. He helped Zalgiris to win triple-crown this year: Baltic league, Lithuanian championship and Lithuanian Cup. For 6 games in Euroleague, Markota had 3.5 ppg and 2 rpg. Much better digits he recorded in other two competitions. In 2006 he was selected as 59th overall pick by San Antonio Spurs but very soon he was traded to Milwaukee. He appeared in 30 games adding 1.7 ppg. Markota grew up in Cibona, where he played 4 seasons. He suffered knee injury during the summer with Croatian National Team but recovered one month after surgery.


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  EGYPT   


Egypt wins the african chapionship of nations U18 men - by Sherif Soliman
What a night the Egyptian team won over Angola 84-83. Dramaticly the brave player Ziad Ashmawy the youngest player in the team took the last shot before 5 sec from the end.The Angloaian players kept the lead most of the game but they couldnt stop the MVP player of the league Amr Sherif El Gendy who was last night on fire.This win was the first since 25 years over Angola who leads the african basketball with almost no threating.The players and thier coach celibrated the great win togther.

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  ESTONIA   


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Kalev/Cramo 3-0 
 2. Kalev Tallinn 2-1 
 3. TU/Rock 1-0 
 4. Valga Welg 1-1 
 5. TTU KK 1-1 
 6. Kuremaa 1-2 
 7. Rakvere 1-3 
 8. Parnu 0-2 


BC Kalev/Cramo signed Kevin Lyde - by Janar Filippov
BC Kalev/Cramo has completed the search of new center and signed a former D-League star Kevin Lyde. Lyde will join the team on Tuesday and will probably make his Baltic League debut on Saturday against Valmiera.
Lyde will fill the center's position, left empty after immensely popular Travis Reed left Kalev/Cramo during last season's KML play-offs, right after helping his team beat Ventspils in the 1st round of Baltic League play-offs. Kalev/Cramo missed Reed in the KML finals, going 0:4 against TU/Rock. The team started this season in Baltic League, losing 3 games in a row.
Lyde is one of the all-time most dominant players in D-league. He is an all-time nr.1 in games played, blocks and field goals and nr.2 in total rebounds and nr.4 in points in D-League.


KML: Kalev - Kuremaa 73:72 - by Janar Filippov
Two main candidates for bronze medal, Kalev Tallinn and SK Kuremaa met for the first time this season and Kalev took a narrow win 73:72. Kalev made 61% of 2 pt shots and made only 8 turnovers while Kuremaa made 17. Erki Kivinukk (199-F-73), the KML all-time top scorer, led Kalev with 19 points, Johnny Gray added 17. Ando Tagamets had 22 points + 11 rebounds for Kuremaa. Kalev led for the most of the game but Kuremaa played great in the first minutes of 4th quarter as they went ahead 56:62 and stayed ahead until 3 minutes to play. Then Kalev made a decisive 8:2 spurt and won by a single point.

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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto is rolling - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Round 7: On Monday night's TV-game Pyrinto (Tampere) defeated ToPo (Helsinki) 92-76 (47-27). Quarters: 30-15, 17-12, 21-19, 24-30. Already the
opening quarter was telling the plot of the contest. Pyrinto was so much better tonight. Pyrinto had five players in double figures (ToPo only two). Chris Hester (192-G-79, college: E.Washington) and Kurtis Rice (198-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Charleston So.) netted both 16 pts for hosts. Antero Lehto (184-G-84) with his face mask added 14 pts. ToPo was shooting FTs 48,1 % (13/27)! Only James Allen (194-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) (16 pts/11 rbs) and Isaac Spencer (198-F-78, agency: Tank Sports, college: Murray St.) (16) were over 10 pts. Robert Epps (201-F-79, agency: Tank Sports, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) DNP (jaw fracture).

Pyrinto - ToPo 92-76 (47-27) (Chris Hester 16, Kurtis Rice 16, Antero Lehto 14 - James Allen 16/11, Isaac Spencer 16).



KORISLIIGA: Melvin Tyler back home - by Rauno Hurmalainen
American F-C Melvin Tyler (206-F-84, college: St.John's) is leaving YMCA Lahti and Finland for personal reasons. Tyler was playing on Lahti roster seven games averaging 10,6 ppg - 7,4 rpg. YMCA Lahti is waiting a new player to replace Tyler this week Thursday. American F Jessan Gray (208-F-84, agency: Beggs and Lane, college: Iowa St.) is leaving Tarmo (Porvoo) tomorrow. Gray played five games in Finland and averaged 7,6 ppg - 4,4 rpg. Also Tarmo is after a substitute.
There are no undefeated teams anymore in the 1. division. The last one JKS (Jarvenpaa) lost on Sunday at home vs Karhu (Kauhajoki) 80-104. The game was over in
5-10 minutes. Karhu won the first quarter 12-27. JKS leading scorer was again Kevin Francis (203-F-84, college: Vincennes JC) (23). Kauhajoki had five players in double figures. Maurice Horton (183-G-84, college: Mount Olive) scored game high 25 pts.


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  GABON   


A SUMMER CAMP OF BASKETBALL IN PORT-GENTIL - by Tim Ndjiki
During three weeks, about twenty players of city basketball of Port-Gentil, Libreville and Lambarne, who stayed in the boarding school of Joseph Ambouroue High school Avaro (LIAA) reinforced their technical expertise. Some which is pupils will be kept within the club sponsored by Total Gabon, more than ever attached to the notion of sport-school. In addition to the certificates of involvement, some good school stationeries given to them.
The ASSCTG (Social for, Sports and Cultural Association of Total Gabon), in aiming for the title of Champion of Gabon the next season and is preparing its noble and legitimate ambition. It is one of the objectives at by the summer camp of 2008 organized at the Joseph Ambouroue Avaro (LIAA) high school and that knew its epilogue last weekend.
This camp has been organized to improve the technical and physical capacities of players; but also to recruit the best players who will be members of the ASSCTG club for the season 2008-2009.
The new president of this club, Mathurin MENGUE BIBANG who replaced Mr Marc Antoine IGONDJO, is also a former basketball player and ex-president of Gabonese Basket ball Federation (1992-1996); he privileged recruitment of players who attend school.
The new president wishes that all sportsmen of his ASSCTG club have a reassuring future as they while going to school play basketball. Total Gabon that is the main sponsor put all for the school success of these young basketball players of ASSCTG. The president Mathurin MENGUE BIBANG also asked his technical staff to occupy the first ranks in the federal competitions with a fair - play spirit.
At the time of this summer 2008 camp the gymnasium of the ASSCTG, a match gala opposed the selection of the basketball camp to the one of the city of Port-Gentil.The selection of Port-Gentil won the game on the score of 78 to 77. This official reception has been heightened by the presence of Mrs. Sylvie KOTHA, President of the Gabonese Basketball Federation.


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  GERMANY   


1.Bundesliga Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Dt.Bank SKY - Pad.Baskets 61-56
Dt.Bank SKY and Pad.Baskets opened Round 7 of Bundesliga as the hosts won 61:56. Allen Derrick led Frankfurt with 25 points and 6 rebounds, while Roller Pascal netted 15. Esterkamp Steven top-scored with 16 points in defeat.

Duesseldorf - Noerdlingen 79-60
Duesseldorf jumped to 4-2 record beating Noerdlingen 79:60. Lottich Matt top-scored for the winners with 22 points. Gibson Danny finished the night with 16 points int he losing effort.

LTi 46ers - Bremerhaven 90-84
LTi 46ers sent Bremerhaven to 1-6 record defeating them 90:84 at home. Slaughter Marcus paced all the winners and Ivey Jeb added 14. Umeh Michael produced 24 points and 4 rebounds in defeat.

Art.Dragons - ratiopharm 84-80
Art.Dragons moved to the second position with 5-2 record after beating ratiopharm 84:80. Hess Adam paced the winners with 22 points and 8 boards. Finn Sean ended up with 26 points in the losing effort.

NY Phantoms - TBB Trier 87-76
Drevo Andrew led NY Phantoms with 19 points and 7 boards over TBB Trier in a 87:76 victory. Levy Jonathan and Franklin William both added 16 points. Copeland Christopher finished the night with 17 points in defeat.

Telekom B. - Koeln 99ers 90-72
Telekom edged Koeln 99ers 90:72 as four players reached double digits for the winners. Idbihi Yassin and Hunt Jeremy scored 13 points apiece. Frazier Winsome collected 22 points and 3 rebounds for the visitors.

EWE Baskets - EnBW L'burg 75-65
EWE Baskets enjoyed another victory of the hosts as they stun EnBW L'burg 75:65. Perkovic Jasmin top-scored in the game with 17 points, while Paulding Rickey added 12. Woudstra Brandon led the visitors with 17 points.



Adam Chubb(Alba Berlin) Interview - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Thanks Adam Chubb (207-F/C-81, college: Pennsylvania) for taking some time to talk to www.eurobasket.com. After a fine season for The Artland Dragons, you decided to go to Alba Berlin. Did you have other offers as well and how tempting was it going to eight time BBL champ Alba Berlin?

I had other teams that I was looking at but I felt that Berlin was the best fit for me.

The last three years, you played in small towns, Giessen, Bremerhaven and Quackenbrck. Was it a big adjustment coming to a big city like Berlin?

Yes it was a big adjustment. But the other guys on the team made it easy.


Have you had time to explore the city so far or have you not had time yet? What sights do you want to see?

I have had some time to get around the city. I have seen some of the major attractions. The zoo, Brandenburg Tor, Checkpoint Charlie, the wall, and some others but I always try to find something new when I have a chance.

What are the biggest obstacles that Alba Berlin will have to jump over in order to be successful in 2008-2009?

Remain focused throughout the BBL season and Euroleague. It is a long season and if we start thinking about games in the future then we will have problems.

The team started 5-1. A good start, but on what things does the team still need to work on?

There are still a lot of things that we can improve. The goal is to play our best every game and it takes hard work to continue to improve ourselves.

How is the team chemistry this early in season? You have many great players, but also guys like Immanuel Mccelroy, Alexsander Nadjfeji, or yourself that have strong characters. This looks like a team that wont have any internal problems this season.

I agree. I think the coach has done a really good job of putting together a group of guys that are very talented and a lot are really good people off the court so I think we will be fine.

What is your role exactly on the team?

I try to bring as much energy and hard work as I can to the team. That and whatever else is needed.

Your one of the top BBL centers in making the hoops near the basket. Is their anything you can improve on your game?

There are always things I can improve. I think every aspect of my game can still get better. I feel like I still have room to improve on offensive and defense.

The duo of Chubb/Femmerling will give teams in the BBL many headaches this season. How is your relationship to Patrick Femmerling? What have you learned from him?

Patrick is a really good guy on and off the court. I have learned a lot from him, just from watching him play in practice and in the past years.

What is it like playing with NBA veteran Casey Jacobson? He has a dedicated work ethnic and it seems like he is ok coming off the bench and not being top scorer.

Casey is another super talented guy who has played at the highest level. Like the rest of us he is ok with whatever role the coach has for him. It is all about the team and that is what all the guys this year understand.

You played for top BBL coaches Saurunas Sakalauskas and Chris Flemming. What is it like playing for Luca Pavicevic? He seems very strict and very focused. Can one get a smile out of him on game day besides after a win?

Pavicevic is a really good coach and yes he is very focused, but it helps us when preparing for the games and will make us a better team. Dont look for a smile unless you win.

How excited are you about playing in the Euroleague? How far will the team go?

I am not sure how far we will go but I am excited to play Euroleague. It is going to be a great journey.

You grew up in Pennslyvania. What was your childhood like?

Growing up it was all about sports. I played a couple different sport and had fun doing it. Other then that is was pretty typical.

Who were your childhood Basketball idols?

My father and my uncle.

You played college ball at Pennsylvania. What were your nicest memories on the Basketball court there?

Winning the league 2 times and getting to go to the NCAA tournament.

Who were the best players that you played against that might be in the NBA or in Europe now?

There was a lot of them. I dont even know where to start.

You also played Track & Field there. Your best mark at the high jump was 2.20m. What is the most difficult thing an athlete needs to master for jumping high?

Master the ability to push yourself.

You played your first professional season in Korea at Ulsan Phoebus. What kind of experience was that for you being so young and just out of college? How was the league and lifestyle there?

It was an eye opener. I had no idea what to expect and it was unlike anything I have ever seen. Life is totally different over there. The league was pretty good. I have heard they have changed the rules a bit since I played there but some of the same guys are still there.

Since then you have played in Germany for four teams. Obviously the country has to appeal to you, otherwise you would of left. What makes Germany so special to you?

It was very similar to central Pennsylvania where I grew up in terms of the landscape and the weather. Maybe a little more sun in PA but otherwise the same. The people are all easy to get along with and the lifestyle is an easy adjustment.

Last season, you won the BBL cup with the Artland Dragons. What made this team so unique in the cup run?

We were able to really step up when it counted in the cup.

Who do you miss the most from The Artland Dragons?

All of them. I have been lucky in my career to be on some teams with really good guys and Artland was no exception.

What was the craziest shot you ever made in a game or in practice?

Couldnt tell you.

What interesting fact about you could you reveal that no body knows about you?

one foot is longer then the other.

What are your hobbies?

Anything having to do with the beach.

Thanks Adam for the chat and good luck for the season!!


Cedric Brooks back in German basketball - by Moritz Korff
FC Bayern Muenchen (2. Bundesliga Pro A) have sealed the signing of Cedric Brooks (185-G-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Pittsburg St.), as the club announced today. The 27-year-old Guard comes off a season, in which he played for teams in France, Mexico and Hungary. Brooks has earlier represented TSV Noerdlingen and made the Eurobasket.com All-German 2. Bundesliga South First Team in 2007, after he finished the season as the topscorer of the league (24.9ppg). Meanwhile, the German A2-international Andrej Mangold (190-G-87, agency: CAA Sports) has left FC Bayern. He joined the Bavarians during the summer, coming from local rival Muenchen Basket.

Changes in coaching-staff of German National Teams - by Moritz Korff
As the German basketball-federation published today, some changes in the coaching-staff of the German National Teams have been made. Dirk Bauermann, head coach of the Men's National Team, found a new assistant in Frank Menz (also takes over the U16-team), while Achim Kuczmann and Hansi Gnad are going to work only for the Giants Duesseldorf in the future. Bauermann also will be responsible the A2-team, while Henrik Roedl has been appointed as the new coach for the U20-NT. Kay Bluemel stays in position as the coach of the U18-team.

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Judgment Week for Coaches and Players - by Serafim Karaiskakis
The Greek A1 league just started, only 3 rounds played so far, but already coaches and players are doubtful to continue because of bad results. The next games are crucial for them and will judge if they stay or not.

Coaches:

1. Argiris Pedoulakis
Reason: Paok lost two games in his home court from teams(Panionios,Panellinios) with the same target, bad transfer selections(Toni Akins and Dimitrios Marmarinos), no harmony and chemistry in the team having a big budget on his hands.

2. Giannis Sferopoulos
Reason: Kolossos gave him the chance to be Head Coach for his first time, good budget available for transfers, went to Las Vegas Summer league to pick players and selected none from there, picked Steven Smith from Rieti and Lans Harris from Zlatorog, three games in the league with three big defeats, the team seems to have offensive problem (64 ppg).

Players:

1. Jamel Thomas (198-F/G-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: Providence)
Reason: Big contract, medium performance so far from him, no chemistry with Michael King, averages 9.3ppg in 23.7 min per game.

2. Michael King (193-G-78, agency: Strategic Sports, college: George Washington)
Reason: Bad shoting selections and averages (23.5% in 2FGP and 31.3% in 3FGP), no chemistry with Jamel Thomas.

3. Dejan Hohler (188-G-86)
Reason: He is not helping so far (2 points in 2 games), a greek player could easily perform better.

4. Michael Andersen (213-C-74, college: Rhode Island)
Reason: He is not the player he was in the past, the years made him slow and heavy, 2 points and 4 rebounds total in 3 games.

5. Tarmo Kikerpill (197-F-77)
Reason: Coming from Poland with medium averages (10.2ppg) proves that in not enough to play in the strong A1 league, he has 4 points total in 3 games, against AEL stayed 20min in the court and had only 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist.

6. Lans Harris
Reason: He graduated from Kansas St with 10.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.9apg, last year played his first season in Europe in Slovenia having 15.7ppg, He is not the player who can lead Kolossos, lacks experiences, he has only 4.7ppg in 25.3min per game.


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  GUYANA   


6TH SUPLIGEN ALL STAR WEEKEND - by Joe Chapman
LINDEN SCORE DRAMATIC 79-77 WIN OVER GEORGETOWN IN JUNIOR ENCOUNTER
.. GILLIS RETAINS 3-POINT CROWN, HAMID TAKES DUNKING TITLE

FORWARD Mark Rose hit his only field goal, a last-gasp shot from the right bank, which hit nothing but the net and ensured the Linden Junior sides deserved victory in stunning fashion against their Georgetown opponents, when the Beepat Scorpions 6th annual Supligen All Star Weekend, promoted by Wildfire Productions, began Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The win thus set the tone for last nights senior encounter, with Georgetown looking to balance the honours after they had sneaked back into contention after surprisingly being outplayed throughout the match.
The Linden side produced disciplined basketball against a seemingly more composed City team from the first jump ball.
Prior to this game the 3-point crown defender Stephan Gillis, showing his prowess in the shootout where he was always a cut above his rivals, rightly defended his crown in rich fashion.
The new Slam Dunk champion was young Tyrone Hamid of Ravens who entertained the crowd with his daring dunks and gained the approval over his Trinidad and Tobago opponent Stephen Lighter Lewis.
The eagerly awaited clash between the youngsters began with Linden opening an 8-0 lead within the first four minutes of the game and 12-2 before Georgetown responded. Jermaine Slater stamped his presence with a left-handed jam before Travis Burnett and Kerwin Evans combined for a fightback but Linden were leading 19-16 at the end of the first quarter.
The City boys bounced their way back to level the scores for the first time at 30 with 6:01 left in the second quarter off a Hamid basket but back-to-back three points by Chris Williams - one on a three-point play and from down town - saw Linden open a 35-30 gap and Williams, with another from beyond the arc, put his team up 40-30 before the second half closed out with Linden leading 47-34 when Orin Rose (Jr) knocked down one from 3-point territory.
Linden, led by their big guard Akeem Kanhai, continued their dominance and centre Omar Sam sparked their game with a dunk of his own to put his team in the lead, 52-41, and later up 65-50 and 70-60.
But somehow the Georgetown side were able to re-organise their game and clawed their way back to trail 73-74 on a Burnett free throw.
The City guys then took the lead of freebies from Evans who tied the scores at 74 and then led 75-74 with 1:29 to go. John Fraser nailed two line shots as Georgetown got the momentum for a 77-74 advantage with 15.8 seconds left.
Linden pressed and Mark Rose was fouled in the paint where he got his first points in the game, making one of two line shots, as Linden were adrift 75-77.
Then the unbelievable happened as Linden stole the ball and swung it out to an unmarked Mark Rose on the right perimeter. The forward Rose floated the shot which swished into the net and Linden had dramatically regained the lead 78-77. Then the experienced Burnett was called for a ball-returned violation by Sherwin Henry which virtually sealed the game for the bauxite mining lads.
Throughout the match Akeem Kanhais performance stood out and he was named the Most Valuable Player for his all-round brilliance.
Travis Leitch had the top score for Linden with 17 points, Chris Williams 15, Kanhai 11. For Georgetown John Fraser had a game-high 20 points, Hamid 15 and Travis Burnett 13.


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  HOLLAND   


Maurice ' Mo' Govers (45) deceased - by Fred Roggen
Today reaches us the tragic news of the death of Maurice Govers . Maurice 'Mo' Govers died in the night from Saturday to Sunday in a hospital in Den Bosch. He became only 45 years.
'Mo' Govers played in the eighties and nineties for Nashua Den Bosch. Govers became four times Dutch champion with Nashua Den Bosch,in 1981, 1987, 1988, and 1993. We wish his wife and daughter a lot of strength in the processing of this sad loss.


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  HUNGARY   


Round 2, best five - by Tamas Deri
Point guard: Jerome LaGrange (192-G-78, college: Livingstone), 31 points (2/3 2pts, 5/8n 3pts, 12/14 FTs), 7 fouls against, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, 40 minutes
Shooting guard: Larry Welton (196-F, college: Aurora), 28 points (7/11 2pts, 2/8 3pts, 8/11 FTs), 12 rebounds, 8 fouls against, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 1 assist, 37 minutes
Small forward: Charles Gosa (202-F-77, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: N.Mexico St.), 27 points
Power forward: Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.), 28 points
Center: Zoltan Bencze (213-C-81), 20 points


Round 2, sunday's games - by Tamas Deri

SOPRONI SORDOGOK - SZOLNOKI OLAJ KK 102-80
(23-17, 34-21, 33-18, 12-24)
Sopron, Att.: 1000, Referees: Cziffra Cs., Bognar T., Toth K.
SOPRON: Alvin Cruz (186-G-82, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Niagara) 15, David Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) 14/9, COUSINARD 20/9, Gergely Kortelyesi (203-C-83, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 14/3, Boldizsar 7/3, Halmai 3/3, Horanyi, Kovats, Milan Csorvasi (209-F/C-88, agency: FCM) 15, Zsolt Vesztergom (194-G/F-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 14/3, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert
SZOLNOK: Jerome Coleman (185-G-81, agency: CAA Sports, college: Rutgers) 17/3, Robert GAAL 14/6, Cziczas 6/6, Jurkunas 6/3, Basit 2, Cseh 10/6, Szabo P. 5/3, Toth V., Harazin 10, Taylor 10/6, Coach: Por Peter


Univer KSE - Albacomp 91-95

(20-25, 30-18, 19-27, 22-25)

Univer: DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84, college: Kent St.) 23/12, Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81) 22/9, Dale 11/3, Klaiber 16, Szabo Zs. 8/6, Toth P. 9/3, Horti 2, Coach: Zsoldos Andras
Albacomp: Hanga 4, Doyne 16, Velibor Radovic (202-F/G-72, agency: Beo Basket) 19/6, Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) 28/18, Morrison 14, Simon 14, Soos, Keller, Coach: Persztegi-Nagy Akos



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  IBL   


International Basketball League announces multi-team Tryouts in December - by Trask Frost
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2008
CONTACT: IBL Commissioner (ph) 866-IBL-GAME
IBL WEB SITE: www.IBLhoopsOnline.com

Portland, Or- International Basketball League announces multi-team Tryouts in December

Who: for players who want to play in the International Basketball League; the IBL is a fifth year minor league that will play from mid April 2009 through July 3rd, 2009.

What: At least 6 teams will be present at the Chicago tryout and at least 8 teams will be present at the Portland (Oregon) tryout.

When & Where: players can choose either Chicago, Illinois on Saturday & Sunday December 13th & 14th or they can choose Portland, Oregon on Saturday & Sunday December 20th & 21st

Format: At the Chicago and/or Portland tryouts, players will be put on a team (of 10 players) and that team will play two separate 2-hour games apiece (48-minute stop time games) in front of the 6 to 8 IBL teams per tryout. The goal for the IBL with these tryouts is that players get a full workout and a full opportunity to prove themselves in front of multiple teams who will be present; IBL Commissioner Mikal Duilio- with 6 to 8 teams watching players, the players that are good enough should advance their playing career as it will be less likely that a great player would be overlooked (with 6 to 8 teams there); just as importantly, players that are not good enough will also have had a solid enough look with 6 to 8 teams, where their dream can end and those players can move on with their lives.

Why play in the IBL: The International Basketball League is a fifth year professional basketball league. After the 2007 IBL season, 102 IBL players went on to play overseas and this established the IBL as the place to play- to get an overseas job or to stay sharp to maintain an overseas job. Playing in the IBL (mid April through July 3rd, 2009) is the best way for players to get in shape and sharpen their skills so that a player is in the best position (exposure, video, stats and being in shape) to get an overseas job.

The IBL guarantees that at least 10 spots will be awarded to players at each tryout (guaranteed per tryout). Restated: 20 players minimum- will get IBL roster spots out of these two tryouts.

The reason the IBL is doing a tryout in December (as opposed to running a tryout closer to the season) is because the 20 players (minimum) who get picked up from these 2 tryouts will have more time to relocate to the city where they will be playing. Timeframe for players that make a roster: If a player makes a Midwest team, that player needs to arrive in that Midwest city about 5 days in advance of April 4th. If a player makes a West Coast team, that player needs to arrive in that west coast city about 5 days in advance of April 11th. Finally, if a player makes a Canadian team (either Edmonton or Vancouver BC), that player needs to arrive in that Canadian city 5 days in advance of April 24th.

Cost and Registration: Cost is $150 for a tryout. The IBL views the cost to the player as $25 per team that is present at the tryout. Call Terrance Dickens, IBL tryout coordinator at (ph) 503-544-5646 to pay by credit card. Each of the tryout camps will be limited to 6 teams of 10 players.

For info on this tryout, contact mikal@iblhoopsonline.com or call (ph) 866-IBL-GAME


International Basketball League announces multi-team Tryouts in December - by Trask Frost
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2008
CONTACT: IBL Commissioner (ph) 866-IBL-GAME
IBL WEB SITE: www.IBLhoopsOnline.com

Portland, Or- International Basketball League announces multi-team Tryouts in December

Who: for players who want to play in the International Basketball League; the IBL is a fifth year minor league that will play from mid April 2009 through July 3rd, 2009.

What: At least 6 teams will be present at the Chicago tryout and at least 8 teams will be present at the Portland (Oregon) tryout.

When & Where: players can choose either Chicago, Illinois on Saturday & Sunday December 13th & 14th or they can choose Portland, Oregon on Saturday & Sunday December 20th & 21st

Format: At the Chicago and/or Portland tryouts, players will be put on a team (of 10 players) and that team will play two separate 2-hour games apiece (48-minute stop time games) in front of the 6 to 8 IBL teams per tryout. The goal for the IBL with these tryouts is that players get a full workout and a full opportunity to prove themselves in front of multiple teams who will be present; IBL Commissioner Mikal Duilio- with 6 to 8 teams watching players, the players that are good enough should advance their playing career as it will be less likely that a great player would be overlooked (with 6 to 8 teams there); just as importantly, players that are not good enough will also have had a solid enough look with 6 to 8 teams, where their dream can end and those players can move on with their lives.

Why play in the IBL: The International Basketball League is a fifth year professional basketball league. After the 2007 IBL season, 102 IBL players went on to play overseas and this established the IBL as the place to play- to get an overseas job or to stay sharp to maintain an overseas job. Playing in the IBL (mid April through July 3rd, 2009) is the best way for players to get in shape and sharpen their skills so that a player is in the best position (exposure, video, stats and being in shape) to get an overseas job.

The IBL guarantees that at least 10 spots will be awarded to players at each tryout (guaranteed per tryout). Restated: 20 players minimum- will get IBL roster spots out of these two tryouts.

The reason the IBL is doing a tryout in December (as opposed to running a tryout closer to the season) is because the 20 players (minimum) who get picked up from these 2 tryouts will have more time to relocate to the city where they will be playing. Timeframe for players that make a roster: If a player makes a Midwest team, that player needs to arrive in that Midwest city about 5 days in advance of April 4th. If a player makes a West Coast team, that player needs to arrive in that west coast city about 5 days in advance of April 11th. Finally, if a player makes a Canadian team (either Edmonton or Vancouver BC), that player needs to arrive in that Canadian city 5 days in advance of April 24th.

Cost and Registration: Cost is $150 for a tryout. The IBL views the cost to the player as $25 per team that is present at the tryout. Call Terrance Dickens, IBL tryout coordinator at (ph) 503-544-5646 to pay by credit card. Each of the tryout camps will be limited to 6 teams of 10 players.

For info on this tryout, contact mikal@iblhoopsonline.com or call (ph) 866-IBL-GAME


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  ITALY   


Italian LegaDue, Regular Season, Round Four: Jesi&Varese, Maggioli&Childress - by Antonello Varallo
Two leading teams and a lot of balance after this exciting round. Fileni Jesi and Cimberio Varese are cruising without hurdles. They humiliated their opponents winning easily against Crabs Rimini and Pallacanestro Roseto. Two players are making the fortune of these teams: Jesi have in Michele Maggioli (212-C-77, agency:Side by Side) an indisputed leader, and Varese's Randy Childress (190-G-72, college:Wake Forest, agency:Bell Management) is the director of a perfect team. Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia lost his second game showing unforeseen problem. Alvin Young (191-F-75,college:Niagara) is a specialist of the league but he can't win games by his own, and his teammates need improvements. Vanoli Soresina and Enel Brindisi showed two interesting duos of import players. Quadre Lollis (200-PF-73, college:MontanaSt, agency:Zucker International) and Troy Bell ((186-G-80, college: Boston College, agency.BDA Sports) played well along to veteran shooter Dante Calabria (194-G-73, college:N.Carolina, agency:Megasport), while Marcus Hatten (186-G-80college:St.John's) and Marco Killingsworth (203-F\C-82, college:Indiana) are redeeming themselves aftef last awful season played with Scafati. By the time, Harem Scafati saved their coach Franco Gramenzi winning a close away game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari, that lost their first home game. Playing without injured Dillion Sneed (203-C-84, college:E.Tenn.St.) Scafati had in Michael Lenzly (189-G-81, college:Wofford, agency: Pensack Sports) the match winner. Aget Imolas Joseph Bunn (198-F-75) was the best scorer of the round with 39 points, but he was not enough: Carimatic Pistoia won thanks to Brent Darby (185-G-81, college:Ohio St., agency:Dutt Sports Services) and Arnas Kazlauskas (204-PF-76,agency:Court Side). Aget Imola have another amazing points machine after old idols Steve Burtt sr. and Enzo Esposito, but this year they have to struggle to avoid relegation. Crabs Rimini scored only 47 points against Varese: is Cimberio too much strong or is German Scarone (190-G-75,agency:Sigma)'s pride not enough to lead Rimini?

Here the italian starting five of round four:
PG: Leonardo Busca (180-G-72,agency:Stella Renzo), Harem Scafati: experience, assists, rebounds and two three points goals: age doesn't matter!
SG: Gennaro Sorrentino (185-G-85): Aget Imola: passion and points for one of the italian hopes of the league.
SF: Simone Cotani: (201-SF-81), Cimberio Varese: he did his part in a very strong team.
PF:Tommaso Fantoni: (203-F-85), Fastweb Casale Monferrato: 13 point and 11 boards helped his team to win against an indomit Basket Livorno
C: Michele Maggioli (212-C-77, agency:Side by Side), Fileni Jesi: other 23 points proved he is the best italian player of Legadue


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  JAMAICA   


Knights moves closer to NBL finals - by Leonard Whyte
Defending champions, Urban Knights, after a slight scare from Runnin Rebels, seem to have recovered and remained on a fast track to the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/National Basketball League (NBL) finals, after dismissing a spirited challenge from Majestic Gardens 75-63 last night at the National Stadium courts. Andy Smith (23 points), Omar Barnes (13 points), and Fernando Young (12 points) led the charge for the champions on their way to a 1-0 series advantage. Majestic was game in defeat but their opponents are loaded offensively, making it almost impossible for them to execute their defensive game plan. Balton Todd (22 points), Kemar McLeish (20 points and 12 rebounds), and Barrington Berry (13 points and 15 rebounds) led Majestic. The playoff continues tomorrow evening with the playing of game 2 in both series beginning at 6:00 pm.

Bulls take 1-0 lead over Wizards - by Leonard Whyte
Newcomers Port Royal Bulls, behind a combined 46 points and 29 rebounds from Leighton Meeks and Damion Young, defeated Tivoli Wizards 78-57 to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three semifinal series as the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/National Basketball League playoffs continued on Saturday night at the National Stadium courts. Wizards looked good early and led 22-18 after the first quarter, paced by their top two gunners, Anthony Farquharson and Dwayne Harris . They held the advantage until midway through the second quarter, but once Bulls got it going the results were never in doubt. Meeks finished with a game-high 26 points and 18 rebounds followed by Young with 20 points. Young just missed a double-double as he also grabbed nine rebounds. Farquharson led Wizards with 19 points and Harris added 11. Bulls will go for the sweep on Tuesday evening while bulls will be fighting to stay alive.

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BJ League Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
89ers - Grouses 73-79
89ers lost to Grouses 73:79 behind 26 points and 10 rebounds from Webb Rodney. Camara Babacar added 20 points, while St.Preux Bobby scored the same number of points in defeat.

Phoenix - Apache 106-87
Phoenix improved to 3-1 after 106:87 over Apache. Peppers Josh was unstoppable with 28 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Davis Nick and Joho Masashi top-scored for the visitors with 20 points each.

Broncos - Albirex 86-76
Broncos edged Albirex 86:76 for 4-0 record. Kitamuki Yuki paced the winners with 25 points, while Ikeda Yuichi scored 20 in defeat.

Evessa - Golden Kings 88-93
Golden Kings remained perfect after 88:93 road win over Evessa Newton Jeff had a great night for the winners scoring 31 points and making 9 rebounds. Washington Lynn collected 23 points and 19 boards for the hosts.

Five Arrows - Lakestars 90-75
Leach George led Five Arrows over Lakestars 90:75 with 27 points. Rourke Ryan had 28 points and 7 rebounds in the losing effort.



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  LESOTHO   


NBL Standings
NBL Standings
 1. Lerotholi P. 1-0 
 2. Bashana-Baeso 1-0 
 3. Rovers 1-0 
 4. Leseli 0-0 
 5. S.M Tech 0-0 
 6. Rangers 0-0 
 7. Lialuma 0-0 
 8. Killa Beez 0-0 
 9. Roma Boys 0-0 


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  LIBYA   


ANBC day 1 Libya - Algria - by Anas Seddigh
The Libyan national senior basketball team lost against Algeria 68-83 ,the new coach Filip-Luetic Neven entered the game with experience players but they fall short against an organized Algerian team who managed to control the game from the begining extending the lead to 19 points ,the libyan national team coach changed his tactics and managed to cut the lead but they could not keep up with the Algerian team as they missed many opportunities to score.

Alfateh Mohammed Belgacem was the best player from libya scoring 39 points.


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Sparta knocks off Black Star in defensive battle! Black Star's McDaniel took 18 rebounds! - by Alex Meyers
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Black Star 58 - Sparta 60

Bertrange, Luxembourg
A bad start cost Black Star(3-1) the game, tarnishing their w/l record for the first time this season as they drop to a tie for second place in the DBBL with Etzella and Sparta. Sparta's defense held the home team at bay allowing only 8 points during that first stanza. The 2nd and final quarters belonged to Black Star. Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ark.-Monticello) dominated the boards tearing down 18 total rebs while dropping 19 points. Patrick Arbaut had 14 and Sascha Muepa 10. Yannick Tuffel was held to only 2 points. For Sparta, Larrie Smith (195-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) scored 21 and Xavier Engel 11. Luckily for Black Star, Sparta's Center Pit Hoffman played only 5 scoreless minutes. during the match. Sparta got back on the winning track boosting their confidence, improving their record to 3-1 with Heffingen next at home on Friday, October 31st. Black Star has to face Etzella in Ettelbruck, also on Friday.

Black Star: 23 field goals, 3 three pointers, 9 for 17 free throws, 33 rebounds, 21 fouls and 9 turnovers
Becker 6, Pa. Arbaut 14, McDaniel 19, Weckering, Tuffel 2, also Ph. Arbaut, Y. Arbaut 5, Hoffmann 2 and Muepu 10.
Sparta: 19 field goals, 7 three pointers, 15 for 24 free throws, 17 rebounds, 16 fouls and 10 turnovers
Smith 21, Wulff 8, Engel 11, De Marchi 5, Klein, also Hublart 8, Palumbo 2, Nittler 5, Evans and Hoffmann.

Score by quarters: 1st Q 8-19, Halftime 31-31, 3rd Q 43-50, Final 58-60
275 Spectators


Etzella(3-1) and Black Star(3-1) suffer first losses of season at the hands of T71 and Sparta!! Bob Kieffer key for T71's win! - by Alex Meyers
Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

Etzella 92 - T71 97

Martin Rajniak, Jan Enjebo and Co. prove to be possible contender as they knock of DBBL leader previously undefeated Etzella on the road yesterday in Ettelbruck. Rajniak scored 31 and Tim Whitworth added 27(10 rebs). But, it was Bob Kieffer (195-G/F-86) who made the difference. Kieffer stepped up his game knocking down threes, defending and grabbing key rebounds while dishing for 4 assists to help his team's effort. Gilles Ruffato also had a fine match pitching in 10 points while delivering 7 assists and took 2 steals as well. T71 improves each week and is now 2-2, enough for a tie for 5th place with Amicale in the current DBBL Standings. Head Coach Jan Enjebo of T71 was happy to win against his former team especially away from home. 'It was fun! It was an important game for us. But we also have to take care of our home games.' said Enjebo.

T71 switched defenses in the second half from man to man to a 3-2 zone and Etzella found it hard to get the ball inside during the 3rd quarter where T71 took control of the match. Etzella's Nelson Delgado (185-G-80) was outstanding, especially from the perimer, hitting several key buckets to keep his team in the game throughout with 36 points 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Tim Giver (17 points) and Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, college: Montevallo) 26 points and 7 steals, brought Etzella back late in the game but Etzella ran out of time having to settle for a 5 point defeat. This Friday, Etzella will host Black Star in a battle for 2nd place and T71 will host Residence(1-3).

Etzella: 30 field goals, 8 three pointers, 24 for 28 free throws, 22 rebounds, 19 fouls, 10 turnovers
Giver 17, N. DelGado 36, Kennedy 26, Benseghir 3, Albaladejo 10, also, Kerger, E. Ferreira, S. Ferreira, Jacoby, and Pravisani.
T71: 33 field goals, 12 three pointers, 19 for 25 free throws, 36 rebounds, 21 fouls and 22 turnovers
Whitworth 27, Rajniak 31, Kieffer 21, Ruffato 10, Siebenbour 4, also Kostur 2, Steinmetz 2, Klein and Hoffmann

Score by quarters: 1st Q 21-24, Halftime 48-47. 3rd Q 59-71, Final 92-97
Spectators 355


A big 1st half propelled Musel Pikes(4-0) past Heffingen(0-4) to remain unbeaten!!! Picard drops 32! - by Alex Meyers

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Musel Pikes 90 - Heffingen 71

Remich, Luxembourg

Musel Pikes came strong and fast out of the blocks and blew Heffingen out of their gym in the first half yesterday in Remich going in at intermission up by 22 and coasted to a 90-71 road win. With the victory, Musel Pikes improves to 4-0 and takes sole possession of the lead in the DBBL. Samy Picard (195-F-88) led all scorers with 32 points. Guy Schmit had 19 and Laurent Schwartz 10 for Pikes. Christopher Braier (195-F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Lawrence) was held to season low 5 points, but he ripped down 20 rebounds and added 4 assists. Musel Pikes shot well from the field (52%) but struggled at the free throw line which seems to be their only weakness after 4 outings.

Heffingen's Jay Anderson (206-F-81, college: Oregon)(18 points, 13 rebs) took only 15(25%) of his team's total 58 shots attempted. He struggled from downtown where he was only 1/5, but 5/10 from inside the three point line. Camille Feltes offered 11 points and Manou Scholtus along with Joel Thesen added 10 each. On Heffingen is going to be in big trouble again as they head for Bertrange to face Sparta(3-1) on Friday, October 31. Musel Pikes will be entertaining Contern(1-3) on Sunday, November 2nd.

Musel Pikes: 30 field goals, 11 three pointers, 19 of 33 free throws, 34 rebounds, 15 fouls and 16 turnovers
Picard 32, Braier 5, G. Scmit 19, Schwartz 10, Kox 6, also Altmann, C. Dentzer 4, R. Dentzer 6, Kirch 5, Muller 1 and C. Schmit 2
Heffingen: 24 field goals, 9 three pointers, 14 for 18 free throws, 26 rebounds, 24 fouls, and 20 turnovers
Anderson 18, J. Thesen 10, Zender, Scholtus 10, D. Weyrich 5, also Feltes 11, M. Weyrich 4, K. Thesen 6, C. Weyrich 4, and Hetto.

Score by quarters: 1st Q 31-19, Halftime 58-36, 3rd Q 77-52, Final 90-71
196 Spectators



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  NIGERIA   


Nigeria Police Games- FHQ, Zone-2 keeps clean slate - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Force Headquarters and Zone-2 formations of the Nigeria Police Monday continue their impressive run in the basketball event of the Nigeria Police Games which enters Day-4 today.

Men and Women of the two formations recorded good results over their opponents Monday at the refurbished basketball court of the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.

Force Headquarters Women open the day with a resounding victory of 41-09 points victory over Zone-5 using their rich experience to overwhelm their opponent in the one sided game.

The victory by the FHQ women propelled their men who humbled Zone-7 by 44-25 points with former Police Bombers basketball club experience centre, Michael Togun staging a comeback to the game that brought him fame and fortune.

Zone-2 Men and Women took their turn in the late evening of the day with victories over Zone-1 (48-33 Men) and a scrapped 30-29 points victory over Zone-6 in the women category.

Other results from games played Monday, Women Zone-1 20-0 (w/o); Zone-7 50-12 Zone-8 and in the Men Zone-11 41-35 Zone-9 and Zone-12 40-25 Zone-5.

Action continue Tuesday with eight matches on the bill, at 08.00 hours Zone-5 will do battle against FHQ (Men), at 09.30 hours the women from Zone-2 will see if they can add their counterpart from Zone-1 as one of their prey, it will be the turn of Zone-2 against Zone-9 at 10.30 hours in the Men cadre while Zone-8 women battles Zone-5 in a match where one of the two side must record a win as both sides have been at the receiving since the Games began. The match comes up at Noon.

Other games on the bill for the day includesZone-11 Vs Zone-1 (Men) at 13.00 hours; Zone-11 Vs Zone-6 (Women) 14.30 hours; Zone-7 against FHQ (Women) at 15.30 hours while the last match of the day will be between Zone-7 and Zone-12 (Men) at 16.30 hours.


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Standings - Men
PBBA Standings
 1. Ibdaa 4-0 
 2. Bethlehem 3-0 
 3. Orthodoxi B.S. 2-1 
 4. Thaqafi B.S. 2-2 
 5. Qalandia 1-2 
 6. De La Salle 1-2 
 7. Arab O. 1-2 
 8. Orthodox 0-0 
 9. Hathen 0-0 
 10. Al Fara 0-0 
 11. Takafi 0-0 
 12. Hawar 0-0 
 13. Aramax S. 0-0 
 14. Ebal 0-0 
 15. Oscar Camp 0-0 
 16. Balata 0-0 
 17. Jensafot 0-0 
 18. Terrasanta 0-0 
 19. Al Ahli 0-0 
 20. Al Bira 0-3 
 21. Catholic A. 0-3 


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  PAN ARAB GAMES   


Day 2: 18th Arab Cup - by Mohammed Malas

* Sunday 26/10:

Jordan 84 - Syria 58 (Qs: 17-13, 42-32, 63-42 & 84-58)

Tunisia 81 - Saudi Arabia 53 (Qs: 16-17, 40-32, 62-42 & 81-53)

Morocco 110 - Sudan 51 (Qs: 28-18, 48-24, 80-42 & 110-51)

Algeria 83 - Libya 68 (Qs: 28-17, 46-33, 62-49 & 83-68)

* The Sierra Leonean player Alpha Bangura (197-F/G-80, college: St.John's) is playing with Libya National Team under the name of 'Al Fateh Mohammed', The player received the Libyan passport before few days only...

# Standings:
- Group A:
Syria 1-1
Morocco 1-1
Jordan 1-0
Sudan 0-1

- Group B:
Tunisia 2-0
Saudi Arabia 1-1
Algeria 1-1
Iraq 0-1
Libya 0-1

# Day 3 - 18th Arab Cup:
Monday 27/10:
Jordan X Sudan
Syria X Egypt
Tunisia X Libya



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  PBL   


Manchester PBL Franchise Building Firm Foundation for the Future - by Carl Berman
The Manchester Millrats are one minor league franchise that is doing it right. The Manchester Millrats moved from the ABA to the PBL this season along with their northeastern and Canadian ABA rivals and are looking forward to the stability of the second year league. The Manchester Millrats are building a footprint for professional basketball in New Hampshire and do things right from top to bottom. Owner Jason Briggs fully supports the team, General Manager Ian McCarthy is one of
the top US minor league executives and the team meets all player contractual obligations. But they go further than that.

Majority owner Briggs bought a 13,000 square foot, 11 bedroom Victorian Mansion in downtown Manchester. The house serves as his primary residence. However, Briggs will be sharing his home with the entire Manchester Millrats team as well as providing space for the team's offices. He has also undertaken a renovation project in the basement to include a locker room, shower stalls, a sauna, a steam room, weights, bikes, nautilus equip, and a 10-person custom jacuzzi. The facilities will allow players to train right in the house. There is a home theater being built, in addition to flat screen tv's in every room. In addition, Briggs has hired a private chef to cook all the team's meals.

The investment, which is in the millions, shows the Millrat ownership's committment to minor league basketball and to Manchester


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Seweryn signs at Atlas Stal - by Filip Gracek
Lukasz Seweryn (195-G-82, agency: Court Side) is a new player at Atlas Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski. Player has signed contract till the end of 2008-09 season.
Seweryn is 26 year old, was born in Krakow and can play on guard position. The first season he played in PLK was at Unia Tarnow. Then he played at AZS Koszalin and Energa Czarni Slupsk, where he worked with current coach of Atlas Stal Andrzej Kowalczyk . Last season he played at Polpak Swiecie, where he averaged 2.3 points. In pre-season he practiced at BASCO Slask Wroclaw, although he didnt sign a contract.


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FPB gathers clubs on Friday - by Portugal Eurobasket
Portuguese Basketball Federation (FPB) is calling the 10 clubs from LPB in order to decide what measures can be taken from Belenenses Hyundai Lusifor withdraw. As Lusitania wasn't allowed to compete but the club was already drawn in the schedule, now with Belenenses Hyundai Lusifor out, 2 teams would have a bye in each round. So the position from Federation is to ask the 10 clubs what is the right thing to do as 2 absences in the same round is not good for basketball and its marketing. The meeting will be held at Lisbon on Friday night

LPB day 5 stats - by Portugal Eurobasket
Round 5 of LPB was held this weekend and Eurobasket Portugal already gave you the main keys of its matches. Now check all the stats from the five games, which included first win ever of Vagos over FC Porto in an official game, and wins from CAB Madeira, Benfica and Ovarense which keep them in the leadership all with 5 wins so far. As for Academica, a brilliant 4th place so far after their win in Torre Vedras. Jason Smith (183-G-83, college: Al.-Huntsville) was top scorer with 35 points.

CAB Madeira-Ginasio, 98-72
Vitoria-Benfica, 66-79
FC Porto-Vagos, 74-79
Barreirense-Ovarense, 55-80
Fisica-Academica, 77-89


LPB round 5 - by Luis Rocha
A round that like the others is showing everybody that not all the best choices were made on teams to provide a good and competitive championship. Ovarense, Benfica and CAB kept the first place, winning all their games.Benfica went to the home of Vitoria and made a nice game after a bad start. The strebght of the roster was too much of a deal to Vitoria and at the end Benfica won 79-66. Strange the bad shape of Willie Taylor a good player with a nice past in Portugal. CAB stroll around with Ginasio, this season the team from Figueira shows a large deficit in the quality of their exhibitions, CAB won 98-72. Acadmica beat Fisica on the road 89-77, Fisica is also playing largely behingd the quality of last year games. Ovarense had a quiet visit to Barreiro, Barreirense the home team couldnt keep the pace of the foreigners down and leave the game with a large defeat 55-80. Finally the surprise of the round, Porto at home fail to win against Vagos. Everybody thought that the home team could finish as a winner, but Vgos played very well and took a large profit on the nervousness showed by Porto, winning 79-74. The home team sign Chuck Bailey but he didnt play this game, maybe he can be the man Porto needs, but it seems that the problem is bigger then the lack of one specific player. The MVP of the round was Benficas Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.), he scored 24 points, get 12 rebounds, blocked 5 shots and made 2 steals. A superb performance from a quiet but very important player. a nice add by Benfica.

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Stats Leaders - 1B
1B Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Becin, Proleter 25.0
2 Mitrovic, Beograd 22.5
3 Kruscic, Beograd 21.0
Rebounds Per Game
1 Knezevic, Vojvodina 8.3
2 Dukanac, Mladost 8.0
3 Vujacic, Vrbas 7.7
Assists Per Game
1 Markovic, Vrbas 9.7
2 Zarkovic, Proleter 9.3
3 Bajic, Vrbas 5.3
Steals Per Game
1 Dukanac, Mladost 4.3
2 Dragijevic, Beuvuk 3.7
3 Vulin, Proleter 3.3
Ranking
1 Mitrovic, Beograd 30.3
2 Becin, Proleter 27.8
3 Zarkovic, Proleter 21.3


Dusko Savanovic crushes Real in Madrid - by Dragan Jankovski

Power forward of Serbian National Team Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) and his Cajasol Sevilla finally grabbed the first win in strong ACB league. It was not the home one nor against the some of the lower ranked teams. It was wonderful over time victory against Real in Madrid 109-116. Savanovic demonstrated great performance for the winners collecting 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for 39 minutes (the most in his team). Interesting is that on the other side Louis Bullock and Felipe Reyes scored 50 points together.

Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) and his Tau Ceramica suffered surprising defeat 75-62 against Bruesa on the road. The host team totally dominated in the first half ending it 43-26. Rakocevic was the best scorer in his team with 16 points for 26 minutes. Bojan Popovic (190-G-83, agency: Beo Basket) had 2 points in Bruesa. In the next round Tau will meet Real Madrid while Bruesa will take on Bilbao.

Petar Popovic (211-C-79) and his Estudiantes lost at home vs Gran Canaria 66-86. Popovic scored 14 points for the hosts, which stay on 1 win in 5 games.

Former NT point guard Vule Avdalovic (189-G-81, agency: Beo Basket), who fully recovered from serious knee injury which he sustained in November 2007, got 11 minutes against ViveMenorca but unfortunately his Pamesa Valencia faced with the second defeat this season 62-70. Avdalovic managed to score 2 points. Pamesa's next rival is Ricoh Manresa.



Serbian B league, round 4: No mercy for the guests - by Zoran Popovic
FMP II Beograd-Superfund BP Beograd 103-70 (26-14, 21-19, 29-15, 27-22)

Young FMP II Beograd players won their fourth match this season. During the all match advangate was more then 10 points and at the end of third quarter advantage was +28 for FMP II Beograd. The most efficient in FMP II Beograd was Subotic who scored 24 points, Smiljanic who add 16 points and Markovic with 14 points. For the guests the best role showed Ljubicic with 17 points.

FMP II Beograd: Dimic 5, Zivanovic 12, Milutinovic 2, Subotic 24, Lukovic 2, Markovic 14, Gacinovic, Stamenkovic 13, Smiljanic 16, Stojadinovic 4, Vukasinovic 2, Musli 9.
Superfund BP Beograd: Popovic, Ljubicic 17, Radovanovic 7, Lesic 12, Kostic, Malidzan 11, Barac, Veinovic 6, Kankaras, Kostic 9, Petrovic 4, Matic 4.


Mladost Cacak-KK Vojvodina Zlatiborac Novi Sad 103-87 (22-20, 23-28, 27-20, 31-19)

Mladost Cacak: Rakovic, Papic 9, Terzic 22, Azanjac 3, Vojinovic 10, Tresac 4, Marinkovic 4, Dukanac 13, Todorovic, Gemeljanovic 24, Avramovic 1, Jakovljevic 13.
KK Vojvodina Zlatiborac Novi Sad: Vukoje 7, S.Knezevic 3, Nemanja Knezevic 14, Drakulic 3, Nebojsa Knezevic 9, Glisic 14, Kostic, Djuric 2, Andjusic 13, Roncevic 5, Kitanovic 17.

First half of the match guests from Novi Sad showed aggresive defence and in that period of the match they were equal rivals. In the second half Mladost Cacak players made small break in the third quarter and in the fourth definitly took advantage which they save to the end of the match. The most efficiend for Mladost Cacak was Gemeljanovic with 24 points and Terzic who scored 22 points. For Vojvodina Knezevic and Glisic scored per 14 points.

Crvena Zvezda 2nd team-KK Sloboda Uzice 95-85 (73-73 14-26, 22-8, 16-26, 21-13, 22-12)

Crvena Zvezda 2nd team: Nedovic 25, Filip Sepa (199-G/F-90) 18, Milosevic 5, Stevovic 11, Radosavljevic 10, Gagic 7, Dj.Majstorovic 9, D.Majstorovic 10.
KK Sloboda Uzice: Tasic 2, Malesevic 15, Bodic 7, Obrenovic 2, Vasiljevic, Jankovic, Petronijevic 16, Djeric, Djokic 18, Panic 7, Stanic, Bakralcic 18.

Crvena Zvezda 2nd team won match against KK Sloboda Uzice in overtime. The match was full of turnovers. In the overtime young players of Crvena Zvezda led by Filip Sepa (18 points) and Nedovic (25 points) won the match. Better then others in KK Sloboda Uzice were Djokic and Bakralcic per 18 points and Petronijevic who scored 16 points.


KK Beovuk 72 Beograd-Maraton Atlantik Jagodina 84-74 (31-25, 18-15, 16-16, 19-18)

KK Beovuk 72 Beograd: Dragojevic 11, Kakuca, Socanac, Knezevic 19, Jovanovic 7, Dzakovic 13, Torlak 15, Stankovic, Bogdanovic, Matic 2, Aleksic 1, Bulatovic 16.
Maraton Atlantik Jagodina: Gajovic 10, Arnaut 8, Radivojcevic, Kovacevic 6, Milojevic 11, Stevanovic 2, Arisc 7, Petrovic, Mladenovic, Micovic 26, Milincic 3, Pavlovic.

KK Beovuk 72 Beograd players took the first win this season after good game which they showed in the match against Maraton Atlantik Jagodina. Bulatovic (16 points), Knezevic (19 points) and Dzakovic (13 points) led KK Beovuk 72 Beograd to the win and for Maraton Atlantic Micovic showed excellent game and scored 26 points.


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Summary of Round 6, Polakovic scores 50 - by Eurobasket News
Two games of Round 6 were played on Saturday and four on Sunday. The host teams were better registering 4 wins.

On Saturday, HBK Prievidza improved its record in Extraliga on 5-1 thanks to road victory 84-73 against MBK Rieker Komarno, who dropped on 3-3. Greg Immink (178-G-83, college: Hope (MI)), who scored 20 points, and Gabriel Szalay (215-C-86), who followed with one point less, led Prievidza in this game. Komarno got 19 points from Ivica Blagojevic (205-C-74, agency: Global Sports Plaza) and 18 from Peter Seman (193-F-77).

In the second game which was played on Saturday, AX SPU Nitra trashed Chemosvit in Poprad 95-77. Lubos Pohanka (190-G-77) drained 23 points for the winners including 4 triples. On the other side Zachary Ingles (188-G-83, college: E.Kentucky) had 27 (5 triples). Nitra currently has 4-2 while Chemosvit is on 2-4.

On Sunday, Astrum Levice easily beat BK Dolny Kubin 98-72 moving up on 5-1. Richard Klein (196-F-77), Ladislav Lutovsky (200-F-75) and Nenad Milosevic (188-G-83) combined 59 points for the hosts. Danilo Savovic (194-F-86) had 21 in Dolny Kubin, who remains winless yet.

Inter Bratislava grabbed 7-point home win vs MBK Handlova 98-91 thanks to amazing 50 points by Vincent Polakovic (203-F-84, college: USF)! Dom Johnson (183-G-85, college: Illinois St.) also was great but for the loosing side with 34 points. Both teams continue with 2-4.

Reigning champion Pezinok had a easy job against Slavia TU Kosice also at home 98-75 staying on just one defeat from the last round. Dusan Snopko (195-G-75) once again shined for Pezinok adding 25 points. Michal Batka (205-C-87) is another player who was on fire this week-end pouring in 37 points, but his team slipped for the fifth time in 6 games.

SKP Banska Bystrica celebrated in thriller against Spisska Nova Vess 68-67 and it is the foruth team with 5-1 record in Extraliga. SNV has 2-4. Eduard Znanec (205-F/C-76) and Vladimir Hovanak (194-G-82) netted 18 points apiece for Bystrica while Jure Lozancic (211-C-83, agency: 011 Sports, college: Jacksonville) had 14 in SNV.


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Union Olimpija closes Round 5 with victory - by Eurobasket News
Union Olimpija - Vojvodina Srbijagas 95-74

In the last game of Round 5, Slovenian champion Union Olimpija took it easily against Vojvodina Srbijagas jumping on 3-2 in regional championship. On the other side, Serbian team remained on just one win from the opening day. Big guy Vladimir Golubovic (212-C-86) was center figure of the game.
The hosts looked very motivated to resolve question about the winner as soon as possible. They drained 31 points during the first ten minutes taking 6-point lead. Next period was the crucial one in this game. At the beginning of it young Mirza Sarajlija (185-G-91) made two triples followed by another from Jonathan Wallace (187-G-86, college: Georgetown). Sarajlija added one more lay-up while Vlado Ilievski (190-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency) closed great 22-7 run with a 3-pointer, 53-32. It was a clear signal that head coach Aleksandar Dzikic and his team already met their target in Round 5. The rest of the game was just a formality. Vladimir Golubovic was unstoppable in the paint nailing 25 points including 10 boards. He is MVP of the round with index value 35. Miha Zupan (206-F/C-82, agency: Interperformances) was second best scorer in his team with 14 while Jaka Klobucar (198-G-87) had one point less. Vojvodina got 15 points and 10 boards from Charron Fisher (193-G/F-85, agency: CAA Sports, college: Niagara). Center Goran Bajic (207-C-83) also had 15 points but with 7 rebounds.

Olimpija: Vladimir Golubovic 25+10 boards, Miha Zupan 14, Jaka Klobucar 13
Vojvodina: Charron Fisher 15+10 boards, Goran Bajic 15+7 boards


Union Olimpija transfer news - by Matej Bergant
Union Olimpija called for try-out JaJuan Smith (188-G-85) who comes from Tennessee (NCAA) where he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.3apg, 1.7spg in 36 games in his last season. He was also named to SEC All-Defensive Team and All-SEC 2nd Team.

Union Olimpija is having on try-out Frank Robinson (193-G-84, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) from California State Fullerton (NCAA). Robinson averaged 15.8ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg in 32 games in previous season.


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KBL Champs Tip Of 2008-2009 Season - by Rick Ross

Dongbu Promy The KBL 2007-08 Champions will Host
The KT&G Kites Friday Nov 31 as the KBL season begins,
Okosa Reggie (206-F/C-80, agency: Passing Lane, college: La Salle) has returned for his 2nd season along with new import
White Wendell (198-G-84, college: UNLV) begining his 1st season in Korea's KBL.
KT&G has a new head coach Lee SunBoom who replaces Yoo Do Hoon
Who led the kites to the play-off's last season with a record of 30-24,
Dongbu last season's record of 38-16 will try and Defend its Crown
The Kites return Chandler Marquin (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.)

and last years player and new member from LG Sakers
Warner Calvin who is new to the Kites, The Regular season for the other 9
Teams will start Nov 1st and end March 22nd.



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Howard Brown joins Gandia - by Robert Mayor
Gandia Basquet has decided to ink American player with Spanish passport Howard Brown (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: Villanova), a very well known forward in Spain after playing for several teams like Ferrol, Leon, Melilla, Plasencia, Murcia and Zaragoza.

Howard is a very athletic player able to score when team needs him or play hard defense. Player, that was without team, will have the chance to continue his career in a country and a league (LEB Gold) that he knows very well.


ViveMenorca inks Damir Markota - by Eurobasket News
ViveMenorca announced signing of Croatian National Team player Damir Markota (209-C/F-85). As a reminder, 22-year old big guy signed contract with Cibona Zagreb before the beginning of the season. However, he didn't play any official game agreeing with Croatian Euroleague team to leave. Markota put his signature on 2-year deal with ViveMenorca, who this week-end finally succeeded to register first win in ACB. The player supposes to arrive on the island today.
Damir Markota joined Cibona from Zalgiris Kaunas, where he spent second half of the last season. He started it in Spartak St. Petersburg and after 21 games in total he moved to Lithuanian powerhouse. In jersey of Spartak, Markota appeared 13 times in Russian Superleague averaging 10.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 2.9 apg. He also had 11.5 ppg and 6.8 rpg for 8 FIBA EuroCup games. He helped Zalgiris to win triple-crown this year: Baltic league, Lithuanian championship and Lithuanian Cup. For 6 games in Euroleague, Markota had 3.5 ppg and 2 rpg. Much better digits he recorded in other two competitions. In 2006 he was selected as 59th overall pick by San Antonio Spurs but very soon he was traded to Milwaukee. He appeared in 30 games adding 1.7 ppg. Markota grew up in Cibona, where he played 4 seasons. He suffered knee injury during the summer with Croatian National Team but recovered one month after surgery.


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Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Basketligan Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Tyrone Levett 24.0
2 George Gervin 22.5
3 Andrew Mitchell 21.5
4 Johan Akesson 19.3
5 Michael Palm 19.1
Rebounds Per Game
1 Ryan Mc Dade 11.8
2 Jonathan Moore 9.0
3 Michael Palm 8.8
4 Pedro Cipriano 8.2
5 Danny Gathings 7.8
Assists Per Game
1 Hakan Larsson 6.6
2 Michael Bree 6.4
3 Dennis Springs 6.0
4 Thomas Massamba 4.8
5 Thomas Jackson 4.4
Steals Per Game
1 Andrew Mitchell 3.3
2 Antonio Kellogg 3.3
3 Min. Budzinauskas 3.2
4 Juha Sten 3.0
5 Jermaine Flowers 2.8


Dolphins and Uppsala victorious in Round 6 - by Eurobasket News
Norrkoping Dolphins and Uppsala Basket registered home victories staying on top of Basketligan with 4 wins and 1 defeat. The same record also has Solna Vikings, who was free this week-end.

Norrkoping Dolphins outplayed Sundsvall Dragons 98-92 mostly owing to Kenny Grant (188-G-82, college: Davidson) and his 25 points. Joseph Mcnaull had 20 while Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: N.Arizona) helped the hosts with 19 points and 10 boards. Michael Palm and Antionio Kellogg combined 44 points and 18 rebounds for the loosing side. After this defeat, the Dragons dropped on 3-3.

Uppsala Basket was too strong for Sodertalje Kings 85-80 handing them fourth defeat in five games. Thomas Jackson (175-G-80, agency: 011 Sports, college: Butler) top-scored for the winners with 22 points. Mindaugas Budzinauskas (198-G-73) also was great collecting 21 points and 11 boards. Rickard Eriksson was better than the others in Sodertalje netting 20 points.

Gothia Basket escaped with tiny victory 71-70 against KFUM Jamtland Basket. It was the first joy for the hosts this season while at the same time 4th defeat for Jamtland in 6 games. Benson Callier (198-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: W.Kentucky) drained 20 points for the winners. Visitors got the same number from Tyrone Levett (195-G/F-80, college: Alabama St.).

Another tight win for the hosts. This time 08 Stockholm outsmarts Boras 93-90, thus both teams have the same record now, 3-3. Mikael Lindquist shined for the winners with 29 points. Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) netted 18 and pulled down 13 rebounds for Boras.

The last game of this round, between Helsingborg and Plannja, will be played on December 9th.


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Title- Big games in week 4 in the LNA - by Alexander Davis
There are several big games happening this week, in the LNA. Starting with the Starwings vs. Rhone Herens Basket. Rhone Rhone Herens Basket is off the to one of the best starts in the history of the club, looking to stay atop the standings and they play a veteran Starwings team who will be ready to knock them from the ranks of the undefeated. Rhone Herens Basket forward, Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) leads the charge averaging 20 ppg. The next game on deck, Monthey vs. Sam, Monthey is looking to keep pace with the leaders of the LNA, trailing by only 1 game in the standings. The trio of Jean-Richard Volcy (202-F-82, college: N.Michigan), Kareem Johnson (205-C-80, college: Cincinnati), and Herman Alston (190-G-69, college: Kean) combine average an amazing 60 ppg!! Sam Massagno will have their hands full trying to slow down the offensive power of Monthey. As Nyon squares off against 1st place Vacallo, many people around Switzerland are wondering when Nyon, one of the most talented teams in the LNA, will show up and play with passion. With former NBA player McFarlin, Ivan, Nyon is much better that the record shows. But they will be battling a Vacallo club that continues to surprise the Swiss basketball world, after the stunning victory in Fribourg last season in the playoffs, they have continued their success as they are undefeated after 3 rounds of play. And maybe the most intrigiung match up of the day will be Swiss powerhouse BFO taking on Lausanne. Both clubs come in at 2-1, and the winner of this game can solidfy themselves as an upper echelon team. The Swiss champs without their star player Esterkamp, Dave, is trying to continue the dominance of the past 2 seasons. General Manager Laurent Muewly said this team was an upgrade to last year's but the team has yet to play that way, so we shall see!!

LNA Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Starwings - Herens 76-70
Herens suffered the first defeat in the season as they were upset by the Starwings 70:76 in Round 4. Raymond Henderson came up with 22 points and 9 rebounds to pace the Basel team. Mike Coffin added 17 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds in the win. Cedric Mafuta answered with 21 points for Herens.

Geneve - MGS 75-86
MGS broke their three-game losing skid as they prevailed against Geneve 86:75 on the road. Yassine Khoumssi stepped up with 24 points for MGS. Pete Strobl fired 16 points, while Douglas Scott added 15 for the winners. The Devils remained at the bottom of the standings despite 16 points from Mike Jefferson.

Monthey - SAM Massa. 92-58
Monthey stayed among the leading group with a cruising 92:58 victory over SAM Massagno. Jean-Richard Volpy was once again terrific with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 7 steals. Herman Alston added 17 points for the winning team as they climbed to 3-1 record. Chris Grimm answered with 22 points and 10 reboudns for SAM Massagno.

Nyon - Vacallo 53-72
Vacallo earned the fourth straight win and stayed atop of the standings. In Round 4 they handled Nyon 72:53 on the road. Martin Mihajlovic dropped 20 points for the league leaders. Matt Schneidermann contributed 16 points in the win. Julien Rahier responded with 10 points for Nyon.

Fribourg - Lausanne 86-71
LNA defending champions Fribourg overcame Lausanne for the third victory in the season. Dennis Harrison poured in 25 points to pace Fribourg to a 86:71 success. Pascal Perrier-David and Bruce Fields chipped in 13 points each in the victory. Charly Pleux-Decollognes accounted for 16 points and 10 assists for Lausanne.



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Aubrey Reese - Complete player - by Interperformances
Experienced American 6'0' point guard Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) had another one of his all-around games in the low scoring win of Aliaga Petkin over TED Koleji 68 - 57 in the Turkish league. The 30 years old veteran scored 33 points with 6 for 10 from the '2', 5 for 13 from the '3' with 8 rebounds and 5 assists. He has played a good part of his career in Turkey. Last year he played for Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi where he averaged 17.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.5 apg and shot 41.5% from the '3'.

Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. T.Telekom 2-0 
 2. Fener.Ulker 2-0 
 3. Galatasaray 2-0 
 4. Efes Pilsen 1-1 
 5. Karsiyaka 1-1 
 6. Besiktas 1-1 
 7. Oyak Renault 1-1 
 8. Antalya 1-1 
 9. Banvit 1-1 
 10. Mersin 1-1 
 11. Aliaga 1-1 
 12. Selcuk Uni. 1-1 
 13. Erdemir 0-1 
 14. Darussafaka 0-1 
 15. TED Koleji 0-2 
 16. Kepez Bld 0-2 


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PRO REPORT - by David Edole
MEXICO
Who spiked JaJa Richards's drink? The Crucian has been rebounding like a demon in Mexicos National Professional Basketball League (LNBP). Thursday night Richards did a rarity when he hauled down a Dennis Rodman like 21 rebounds to lead Barreteros de Zacatecas to a tough win over Galgos de Tijuana, 94-90. Richards finished with a double-double when he added ten points and blocked four shots.
Richards followed up that effort Saturday night with ten more rebounds but it was in a losing cause, as Barreteros could not handle Soles de Mexicali, 81-89. With the split over the weekend Barreteros record stands at 12-4 on the season.
The 6-foot-11 center now leads LNBP in rebounding with a 159 caroms.
Staying in Mexico, Jason Edwin had a big night when he dropped 26 points but it was not enough as Pioneros de Quintana Roo loss to Lobos Grises de Durango, 97-100. Edwin, who was on fire from downtown, also contributed four assists and two blocks - Quintana Roo record dips to 5-11 on the season.

SPAIN
What more can I say about Cuthbert Victor? He is the consummate professional. Victor went to work Friday night and did not have jaw-dropping stats but he led Melilla Baloncesto to a tough win over Vic, 72-71. Victor scored only 14 points and was one board shy off a double-double. Melilla grabbed their fifth win this season thanks to wonderful last quarter, when they outscored Vic 22-13. Vic slipped to 2-4 in the LEB Gold Division.

GERMANY
Frank Elegar
has been going through growing pains in the German Bundisliga. On Sunday the V.I. big man played only 25 minutes due of foul trouble and watch his team Bremerhaven suffer yet another defeat in the BBL in a loss to LTi 46ers, 90-84.
Elegar finished with 11 points and 8 boards in the contest. He was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field. Bremerhaven record dips 1-6 record after the home loss.

UKRAINE
Kitwana Rhymer
and Kryvbasbasket defeated Ferro-ZNTU, 86-85, Sunday night in Ukranian Basketball League (UBL). Rhymer had a perfect night going 4-of-4 from the field and 3-of-3 at the charity stripe to finish with 11points. The 6-10 center also tallied five boards. With the win Kryvbasbasket (5-2) moved into second position in the standings.

FRANCE
Josiah James
and St. Etienne could not handle the undefeated Paris-Levall in PRO B action. Paris Leval ran away from St. Etienne to the tune of 89-74. James finished with six points on 3-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and two assists. St. Etiennes record dips to 1-5.

JAPAN
Toshiba Brave Thunders of the Japan Basketball Leauge (JBL) swept Carl Thomas and the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins over the weekend. Thomas had 18 points, three rebounds and two assists in a, 70-58, loss Friday night.
Toshiba and Mitsubishi produced another tough game Sunday night, however, the game produced the same outcome. Toshiba won 70-65. Thomas had only four points and three rebounds in the game. With two loses over the weekend Mitsubishi record dips to2-6.


V.I. top 21 of ALL TIME - by David Edole

The NBA season is few days from starting and I ran into lists that ranked Tim Duncan as the best power forward ever. So, I wonder how would a Virgin Islands list look with players from over the past 50 years. Constructing such a list was very difficult especially when it comes to comparing eras. Every generation thinks their players are the best and the most gifted. Therefore, I used FIBA rules or definition of what is a Virgin Islander and I gave major points to players that won some sort of Championship or medals in international play. I also used the obvious test, eye-test when comparing players from over the past 20 years. Just because someone hasnt played in bigger and stronger league does not make him a weaker player. I was fair and deliberate in making my placements. I chose 21 players because its Duncans number. I hope you enjoy.

21. Frank Elegar: The future or present of the Virgin Islands Basketball. Only 21 years old, Elegar has signed with German team Bremerhaven and has left Drexel University 15th all time in scoring and rebounding. His presence on the national team raised VI status in the world.

20. Rudy Milligan: Holds the record for the longest career, 40 years. Milligan was inducted to the University of the Virgin Islands hall of fame and has played for 15 years on various V.I. National teams (1966-1981).

19. Sylvester Charles: Syl was an All American at Dunbar HS in DC. He originally signed with Wake Forest then promptly transferred to Old Dominion. Charles helped ODU (23-8) win the Sun Belt Champion during the 1985-86 season. Charles played on the VI national team in 85 and again in 2004.

18. Jason Edwin: Edwin put on a show during the 2007 Tournament of Americas that was held in Las Vegas. The V.I. did not win a game but his offensive brilliance put him on a different level. The 6-foot-6 guard had a 32-point performance against Venezuela followed up by brilliant efforts versus Canada and Brazil. He followed up that effort with another sizzling summer as the Virgin Islands won the silver medal in Centro Basket 2008.

17.Firtzroy 'FiFi' Brow: Brow holds the career blocked shot record at Virginia Tech University (251). The 6-foot-11 center was also named Defensive player of they year in Puerto Rico's Superior League in 1989, 1990 & 1992.

16.Robert 'X' Gumbs: Although he never left the Virgin Islands, Gumbs dominated the collegiate players that played in the St. Thomas Amateur Basketball League. He once scored 78 points in a game and is arguably one of the top three players to ever play on St. Thomas.

15. Danny Cornelius: Cornelius played at St. Johns University for three seasons (1966-1969) but that was not his most important contribution. He was a legendary coach at Central High School and he has created a great coaching tradition

14. Irving Mulcare played for North Carolina A&T College in the 60s. He had a whopping average of 13.7 rebounds during the 1964-65 season. Mulcare was a member of the first Virgin Islands Senior mens national team.

13. Arthur Gutu Solomon: Was one of the best big men the V.I. has ever produced. He first attended Texas El Paso and decided to transfer to Morgan State (73-75).

12. Kevin Sheppard: The age of Sheppard has brought the Virgin Islands medals. The most medals in our young history. Sheppard has brought the V.I. to two silver medals in CentroBasket, A gold and silver medal in CBC. Sheppard, a graduate of Jacksonville University, did all of this without attending a big name named school. He was named to the second team All Atlantic Sun as a senior. However he most known on St. Croix as the president of the Choices Basketball Association.

11. Will 'Peewee' Petersen: Petersen is third on the NCAA Division III list at 2,553 points, averaging 22.0 per outing at St. Andrews College. Known as 'Never,' Petersen never encountered a shot he thought he couldn't make. He was very instrumental in the V.I.s only win over Brazil.

10. Ray Hodge: Hodge was the first player to be drafted by an NBA team. In 1970 the New York Knicks selected him in round seven. The graduate of Wagner College, first made a splash with the national team in the Central American and Caribbean Games that was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1966. The VI team finished in fifth place in front of the Dominican Republic, Barbados and El Salvador. Several people call him an exclusive talent.

09. Leon Trimmingham: If you are on the Coca Coal Can, you must be doing something right. Trimingham was featured on the Always Jammin series when he played professionally in Australia. Trimmingham finished his collegiate career with 2,023 points, the fourth highest total Briar Cliff University. He led the Chargers to an overall record of 79-16 with three national tournament appearances in three seasons after spending his freshman year at American University in Puerto Rico. In 1994, Trimmignham laced it up for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) He was named to the first All-League team after averaging 27.0 ppg and 10.7 rpg. In 1995, he averaged 27.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 2.2 bpg, finishing in the top five in the league in all three categories and was named second-team All-NBL.

08. Cuthbert 'Cuffy' Victor: Victor was the Ohio Valley Conference regular season player of the year and tournament MVP as a senior. He averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds on 62% FG shooting and is Murray State's all-time leading shot blocker at only 6-foot-5. The stat sheet stuffer has played four seasons in the Spanish Basketball League (LEB). Victor really showed his mettle this past summer in Mexico, where he had NBA players calling for help!

07. Holman Harley: Harley played for West Virginia, then of the Atlantic 10, and was named to the All Rookie team and second team all conference. Though he only played two seasons, he caught the eye of College Basketball Analyst Dick Vitale. On a Break away and all alone, Harley tried to 'hot dog' by bouncing the ball of the floor, catching it and slamming it home. He missed it and Vital stated, 'There goes hot dog Harley!'
Harley averaged 15.2 points in his sophomore/senior season.

06. Milt Newton: Newton was the second-leading scorer on Kansas' 1988 national championship team. He was also a final cut by the Los Angeles Lakers. He floated around in the minors before returning to Kansas to work on his masters. He presently works in the Front Office of the Washington Wizards.

05. David Vanterpool: Has played all over Europe, which culminated in 2006 with a Euroleague Championship with CSKA Moscow. That year he was named o the Second Team All Eurolegue. Vanterpool also had a brief 22 game career in NBA with the Washington Wizards. Presently he is an assistant basketball coach at CSKA Moscow.

04. Glen Kimble Williams: The Milwaukee Bucks selected Williams in the second round of the NBA draft, 27th overall Williams ranks eighth on all-time scoring list with 1,727 career points, starring for St. John's from 1974-77.Williams has played professionally in the Eastern League and the Western Association.

03. Ronald Charles: Ron Charles was the starting center for Michigan State in 1979 when Ervin 'Magic' Johnson led the Spartans to the NCAA title over Larry Bird and Indiana State.
The coaching staff of MSU spotted Charles in 1975 while he was a member of the Virgin Islands Junior national team in Mexico. Charles is still meddling around with basketball as he privately tutors Atlantas basketball standout Noel Johnson.

02. Raja Bell: Bell is one of the most feared defenders in the NBA. He was named to the ALL NBA defensive first team in 2006-07. He led the league in offensive charges (76) that season. Not to mention he is a great three point shooter.

01 Tim Duncan: Do I have to put something here? Do I really? Four-time NBA Champion, three-time Finals MVP, two-time regular season MVP and eight time all NBA first team.

Honorable mention: Elnes Boillings, Jameel Heywood, Carl Krauser, Ja Ja Richards, Roy Henley, Raymond Milligan, Paul Hendricks, Wayne Dibango Harrison, Ralph Abraham, Atmore Conflakes Fredricks.



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Sunday 26th October 2008 - Rocks remain unbeaten - by Andy Webb
In the BBL Championship, the Scottish Rocks remained the only undefeated team in the BBL Championship thanks to a 82-99 defeat of the PAWS London Capital at the Capital City Academy on Sunday afternoon. The Rocks led from tip to buzzer and enjoyed their biggest lead of the game at 46-61 midway through the third period.

In the other game in the Championship, Worthing Thunder picked up a closely-contested 85-88 victory over the Sheffield Sharks at the EIS, Sheffield. After a strong start by the Sharks to lead 17-8, Colby Bargeman led the Thunder to a 25-35 lead with all fourteen points in a 14-2 burst midway through the second quarter. The Sharks got themselves back into the game with a 12-3 tear in the third and a 10-4 run in the final quarter to get to within two points at 81-83. A huge three-pointer from Worthing's Jonathan Woods (201-F-82, college: Fresno St.) with 43 seconds remaining effectively secured the victory for the visitors despite attempts by the Sharks to take the game into the extra period.

BBL Championship

PAWS London Capital 82 (25,46,59) (Knight 18, Gariba/James 16)
Scottish Rocks 99 (35,54,82) (Yanders 28, Shelton 26, Davis 16)


Scottish Rocks remained the only un-defeated side left in the BBL Championship thanks to a 82-99 victory over the PAWS London Capital at the Capital City Academy on Sunday afternoon. The Rocks led from tip to buzzer as the Capital struggled to cope with the intensity of their opponents. The Rocks maintained that intensity throughout the game, and enjoyed their biggest lead of the game at 46-61 midway through the third period. Capital Head Coach Milek Jevans commented at the end of the game: 'This was a tough one. We had some things that didn't go our way and as a result we weren't able to keep up our momentum through the game.'

Sheffield Sharks 85 (23,36,64) (Whyte 24, Sanders 19, Gorman 17)
Worthing Thunder 88 (21,52,68) (Bargeman 27, Ivanovskis 22, Patton 14)


Worthing Thunder picked up their second victory of their inaugral BBL Championship campaign thanks to an 85-88 victory over the Sheffield Sharks at the EIS, Sheffield on Sunday afternoon. The Sharks exploded out of the blocks with a 7-0 burst early on to take the score out to 17-8. The visitors got themselves back into the game with a 5-2 run to close out the first period trailing 23-21. In the second quarter, Colby Bargeman took control of the game for the Thunder netting all of their points in a 14-2 burst to take the score out to 25-35. The visitors continued to step up the intensity at both ends of the court to take a 36-52 lead into the locker room at the half. The second half saw the Sharks trim the deficit to seven points thanks to a 16-7 run midway through the third period to get the score back to 52-59. The visitors responded by netting the next seven points to lead 52-65, but the Sharks got themselves back to within four points off the back of a 12-3 run trimming the score to 64-68 going into the final stanza. In the final period, the Sharks continued to chip away at the Worthing lead, and a 10-4 burst midway through the final quarter to get the score to 81-83 with under a minute remaining in the game. Worthing effectively secured the victory thanks to a long three-pointer from Jonathan Woods with 43 seconds remaining. The Sharks attempted to overhaul their opponents in the dying seconds, but the Thunder secured the victory from the foul-line. Bargeman led all scorers in the game with 27 points for Worthing, while James Whyte led the Sharks scoring with 24.

BBL Cup

Kularoos Plymouth Raiders became the first team to secure a semi-final berth in the BBL Cup thanks to a 101-76 victory over the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders at the Plymouth Pavilions on Sunday afternoon. Despite the Riders leading 41-45 at the half, a 22-7 burst took the score out to 63-52 midway through the third period. The Raiders continued to pressure their opponents at both ends of the floor and a 9-0 tear to open the final period for the home team took the score out to 80-59. The Riders attempted to get themselves back into the game, but the Raiders were just too strong for their visitors as they held on for the victory.

Kularoos Plymouth Raiders 101 (22,41,71) (Lasker/Beasley 22, Moore/Beckles 15)
Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 76 (27,45,59) (Martin 22, Missere 20, Swanson 10)


Kularoos Plymouth Raiders became the first team to progress through to the semi-finals of the BBL Cup thanks to a 101-76 victory over the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders at the Plymouth Pavilions on Sunday afternoon. The Raiders started with the first six points of the game, but the Riders responded with an 11-4 tear to take the lead at 11-10. Both sides traded baskets for the remainder of the quarter, but it was the Riders who led 22-27 at the end of the opening period. In the second period, the Raiders got themselves back into it with a 7-0 burst trimming the deficit to 29-30, but the Riders kept themselves in front for the remainder of the period to go into the locker room 41-45 ahead at the half. The second half saw the home side break the game open with a 22-7 burst at the start of the third period to take the score out to 63-52. The Raiders continue to keep up the defensive pressure and restrict the Riders to just fourteen points in the third period as they took a 71-59 lead into the final stanza. In the final quarter, the home side opened with a 9-0 burst to take the score out to 80-59. Despite a valiant attempt by the Riders to get themselves back into the game, it was the home team who held on for the eventual victory and progress into the semi-finals of the competition. A combination of Andrew Lasker and DeAntoine Beasley shared the leading scorers for the Raiders with 22 points a-piece. Matt Martin led the Riders scoring in the game with 22 points for the visitors. Raiders coach Gary Stronach expressed his delight at progressing in the BBL Cup. 'I'm delighted to have made it through to the semi-finals.' 'Down by 4 at the half we spoke about changes we needed to make. We came out and our defense stepped up; our offense clicked and we didn't take our foot off the gas.'


Joy For Smith - by Andy Webb
Worthing Thunder coach Gary Smith (188-G-68, college: Brevard CC) was a delighted man after his side recorded a shock 88-85 victory at Sheffield Sharks on Sunday.

Its nice to come to places like Sheffield where we are not expected to win and surprise a few people. I was hoping we would carry on from our solid second half performance against the Rocks on Saturday night and we did. Colby (Bargeman) has been struggling a little with injury, so it was good to see him put that behind him with his 27 points tonight. Although we were up 16 at the half, we knew Sheffield would make a run, but we were strong enough to withstand it and take the win. When we stop digging holes for ourselves we are competitive in this league and tonight shows that.
It wasnt all good news for Thunder over the weekend, however, as they went down 85-77 at home against Scottish Rocks, leaving Smith disappointed: We made life difficult for ourselves by not starting to play until the second half. That was a game we could have won.

Sharks also had a mixed weekend, as they had shocked reigning league champions Newcastle Eagles with an 86-81 victory in the north east on Friday.

Eagles coach Fab Flournoy was full of praise for the Sharks: All credit to them, they played their hearts out. They out-rebounded us, and played the game like it was a Championship final. We werent at that level at the beginning, but by the end it had become a basketball game. We had a couple of chances to win the game, but so did they. I was disappointed with the unsportsmanlike call at the end not because it was the wrong call, but because its called so inconsistently. We could have had four of those calls at Worcester the following night, but we didnt get any of them. Wed have had a chance with eight seconds left it had been called as an ordinary foul.

Sharks coach Atiba Lyons also praised his team: I thought guys were veryfocused and played 40 minutes of hard nose defence. We did what he had to do and closed out the game which was the most important part. It was the first time we were in a game like that with lead changes and came down to the wire. It was good to see the guys pull through. I thought Perry Lawson stepped up and had a great game. But all the guys played a part.


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  URBL   


Brand New Site, Address for URBL - by Mac Claire
The URBL is pleased to announce the launching of its new website. The address is www.urblhoops.com.
Updates to the site will be coming shortly.
Pay close attention to the marquee crawling toward the top of the news page.
This is where you will see scores and stats once our season starts.
There will be more pictures as teams swing into full gear, holding
their try-outs.
For more info, please email info@urblhoops.com.


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Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
1. Trujillo * 18-10
2. Duros * 17-10
3. Graneros * 17-11
4. Cojedes * 14-14
5. Centauros * 13-14
6. Estudiantes * 12-16
7. Falcon 12-16
8. Tiburones 8-20
* Advanced to playoffs




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Women News

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  AUSTRIA - Women  


Flying Foxes chase Wels in AWBL - by Eurobasket News
Flying Foxes kept their winning tempo as they posted the third straight win at the start. Yesterday the defending champions took care of Klosternueburg 100:70 on the road. The Foxes spurred ahead 26:11 in the opening term and kept on mounting the pressure. They led by as many as 23 points at halftime. Klosternueburg had little to challenge the visitors with in the second half and had to surrender at the end. Angela Steger (178-F-85) fired 24 points for Flying Foxes. Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) contributed 17 points for the winners. Katharina Podoschek (168-G-80) answered with 15 points in defeat.
Herzogenburg cruised to a 73:48 win against Vienna 87 on the road. A tight defense in the first half allowed the visitors to build a 38:22 lead at halftime. They held Vienna 87 to 10 points in the third frame and ran away to a 27-point distance before the fourth quarter and never looked back again. Alexandra Uiuiu (183-F-89) and Lisa Richard (172-G-90) knocked down 14 points apiece for Herzogenburg. Jordan Wilson (186-F/C-83, college: Wisconsin) added 13 points in the win. Agnes Meisinger (179-F-80) and Stefanie Pavelka (185-C/F-79) finished with 13 points apiece for Vienna 87.
Graz celebrated snapped their three-game losing streak with a narrow 52:49 victory over Lady Jacks Baden. Lady Jacks led by 3 points at the long break but failed to capitalize on the advantage. Graz rushed ahead and secured a dramatic victory at the end. Marianna Kuras (182-F-81) nailed 26 points for the winning team. Nora Kampitsch (181-C-88) had 9 points for Graz. Keller answered with 13 points for Lady Jacks Baden.


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  BALTIC LEAGUE - Women  


Stats Leaders
BWBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Dauharukava, BER 18.6
2 Milieskiene, LEM 18.2
3 T.Lihtarovich, Olimpia 18.0
4 Kuzmicheva, KAZ 18.0
5 Raugaite, LAI 15.8
Rebounds Per Game
1. Payne, BC Star 13.3
2. Kozun, OLI-G 11.0
3. Kuzmicheva, KAZ 9.2
4. Adamik, VIK 9.2
5. Cizauskiene, LAI 8.8
Assists Per Game
1. Padabed, BER 6.4
2. Alishauskaite, KAZ 4.0
3. Daujadienė, LAI 3.8
4. Arefina, KAZ 3.8
5. Likhtarovich, OLI-G 3.8


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  BULGARIA - Women  


Lukoil remains perfect, Dunav plays today - by Eurobasket News
Three games of Round 4 were played during the week-end. Lukoil Neftochimik, Toni 7 and Slavia grabbed the victories. The match between reigning champion Dunav Ekont and newcomer Minor is scheduled for today.

Lukoil Neftochimik trashed Rilski Sportist on the road 89-60 handing it the first defeat this season. Visitors had wonderful second half ending it 25-41. Olena Samburska (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management), Dionne Brown (188-F/C-82, college: Baylor) and Danyel Crutcher (188-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: Illinois) combined 75 points for the winning team. Rilski got 18 points from Stefka Miteva (190-C-89).

Slavia had an easy job against Beroe 07 at home 89-60 registering the first win in A1 league. Beroe is on 2-2 now. Lilyana Ilieva (191-C-88) shined for the hosts collecting 21 points and 8 boards. Tsvetelina Nikolova (191-C-88) was behind her with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Albena Bachkova (170-G-73) scored 20 for the loosing side.

In the last game this week-end, Tony 07 also celebrated first win of the season. NSA couldn't handle it at home 65-70 remaining winless in Bulgarian top division. Maria Baycheva (182-F-90) was MVP of the game recording double-double, 16 points and 12 rebounds. Mihaela Dilova (175-G-90) and Sara Marinova (176-G-90) had 13 points apiece for NSA.


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Croatia 2006 and Studenac stay perfect in A1 - by Eurobasket News
Only one host team celebrated in Round 3 and it was Studenac Omis. Maja Javorcic (-83) and her teammates were better than Plamen Pozega 87-56. Studenac controlled rhythm of the game from very beginning finishing first half with plus 20, 47-27. Maja Javorcic netted 22 points for the winners while Sesnic had one less. Ivana Seric (167-G-88) scored 19 for Plamen Pozega, but despite it her team dropped on 0-3.

Croatia 2006 grabbed road win against Mursa 84-62. Lelas paced Croatia 2006 to victory draining 24 points. Mada helped it with 19. The host team got 21 points from Maja Mazar (188-F-81) while Ivana Zulj (179-G-80) stopped on 15. Mursa is still looking for the first joy in A1.

Matas Novi Zagreb faced with another failure this season 55-87, thus it is together with Mursa on the bottom of the standings with 0-3. On the other hand it was the second win for Biska Pula. Djukic and Ramljak top-scored in Pula netting 16 points apiece. Soric was the only one with double digits in scoring for Matas, 10 points.

In the last game of third round Zadar lost against Agram also at home 64-80. Iva Borovic (170-G-88) led Agram to second win scoring 24 points (4 triples). Zadar got 19 points from Rados remaining on one victory in 3 games.


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Perfect start for Gambrinus and USK Praha - by Eurobasket News
Gambrinus secured the sixth straight win in the season as they saw off Valosun Brno 93:73 on the road in the last round of action. The teams looked quite balanced in the first period as the lead changed hands for several occasions. Liene Jansone (192-F/C-81, college: Siena) and Beres accounted for buckets late in the period and Gambrinus piled up a 24:18 lead at the break. The visitors maintained the advantage in the second frame but never ran away to a comfortable distance. Maiga capped the first half with a jumper and the Czech champions secured a 48:44 lead at halftime. Petra Kulichova (198-C-84) fueled an 8:0 run late in the third frame that allowed the visitors to pile up a 71:58 cushion before the fourth term. Eva Viteckova (190-F-82) stretched the margin to 18 points early in the fourth term and Gambrinus never looked back en route to the victory.
Zuzana Zirkova (175-F/G-80) paced the winners with 18 points. Liene Jansone provided 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Petra Kulichova fired 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the reigning champions. Nicole Louden (172-G-83, college: Auburn) answered with 17 points for Valosun.
USK Praha meanwhile also kept up with the winning pace as they defeated Strakonice 91:46 at home court. Cash Swin (187-F-79, college: Connecticut) tallied 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge. Ivanka Matic (195-F/C-79) added 18 points and 7 rebounds, while Marketa Bednarova (178-F-81) finished with 14 points in the win. Alena Podskalska (181-F-86) answered with 17 points for Strakonice as they fell to 3-3 record.
Trutnov occupied the third spot in the ladder after they held off Loko Karlovy Vary 79:60. Michaela Hartigova (192-C-83) and Snajdrova scored 19 points apiece to pace Trutnov. Michaela Ivanova (180-F-84) nailed 14 points in the third victory for the visitors. Lenka Vetrovcova (187-C-84) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.


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Valtakari to surgery - by Esko Saarinen
Womens championships team Catz from Lappeenranta have to continue this season without Kaisa Valtakari (21 - 175 F). She hit her knee on sunday match and after visiting the doctor she needs a knee surgery next monday. That will finish her this season after four matches. The recover from surgery will take 6 - 9 mounths. She has played in Finnish National women's team 6th times and several times at junior teams.

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Standings -A2 Women - by Richard
A2 Standings
Group North
 1. Komotini 2-0 
 2. Aris Thessal. 2-0 
 3. AO Serron 2-0 
 4. Aias Evosmou 2-0 
 5. PAOK 1-0 
 6. Apollon K. 1-0 
 7. Artemis Volou 1-0 
 8. Pylaia 1-0 
 9. Panathlitikos 1-0 
 10. Titanes Dramas 1-0 
 11. Veroias 0-0 
 12. Velvento 0-0 
 13. Enosi Kavalas 0-0 
 14. Iraklis 0-0 
Group South
 1. Paraskevis 2-0 
 2. FEA Neas 2-0 
 3. AE PAP 2-0 
 4. Amarillida 2-0 
 5. Proteas V. 1-0 
 6. Sporting 1-0 
 7. Hania 1-0 
 8. Panagitsas 1-0 
 9. Aris T. 1-0 
 10. Asteras 0-0 
 11. Eleutheria M. 0-0 
 12. Kronos AD 0-0 
 13. Argyroupolis 0-0 
 14. Rethymnou 0-0 


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Standings A2 Women - by Carlo Grilli
A2 Standings
North
 1. Cavezzo 4-0 
 2. Marghera 4-0 
 3. Lucca 4-0 
 4. Udine 3-1 
 5. Reggio Emilia 3-1 
 6. Broni 2-2 
 7. Montigarda 2-2 
 8. Cervia 2-2 
 9. Crema 1-3 
 10. Biassono 1-3 
 11. Bologna 1-3 
 12. Bolzano 1-3 
 13. San Bonifacio 0-4 
 14. San Martino 0-4 
South
 1. Pontedera 4-0 
 2. Siena 3-1 
 3. Pomezia 3-1 
 4. S.Elpidio 3-1 
 5. Cagliari CUS 3-1 
 6. Ancona 2-2 
 7. Alcamo 2-2 
 8. Cagliari Tr. 2-2 
 9. Chieti 2-2 
 10. Alghero 1-3 
 11. La Spezia 1-3 
 12. Napoli 1-3 
 13. Firenze 1-3 
 14. Rende 0-4 


A1 Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Umbertide - Lavezzini PA 67-68
Both teams entered into this round with one win and one defeat. Lavezzini Parma celebrated extremely tight victory mostly owing to Laura Summerton and her impressive 26 points. The host team got 14 points and 4 rebounds from Evelien Callens.

Pozzuoli - Umana Reyer 74-70
First joy for Pozzuoli and at the same time first defeat for Umana Reyer Venezia. Natasa Andjelic shined for the winning team draining 20 points including 7 boards for 29 minutes. Daliborka Jokic top-scored for the loosing side with 12 points.

Priolo - Familia Schio 64-59
Priolo grabbed the first win this season while at the same time it is the first defeat for Familia Schio. Tanja Cirov shined in Priolo netting 14 points. Florina Pascalau also was pretty good adding 10 points and 11 rebounds. Schio got 14 points and 6 boards from Laura Macchi.

Taranto - San Giovanni 60-73
Easy road win for San Giovanni, the second in A1. Iciss Tillis was central figure of the game collecting 22 points and 7 rebounds. Ilisaine David and Michelle Greco scored 12 points each for Taranto, but their team will have to look for some other chance in order to record the first win this season.

Livorno - Faenza 48-68
Another great win by the visiting teams. Adriana Moises Pinto and Francesca Modica delivered 13 points apiece for Faenza. Interesting is that four players in Livorno had exactly ten points each. Faenza jumped on 2-1 while Livorno is on 1-2.

Viterbo - Ribera 56-44
As Priolo, Viterbo also recorded first victory in Serie A. It means that Taranto remained the only winless team after 3 rounds. Amanda Brown was the key player for Viterbo collecting 18 points and 7 boards. Jami Montagnino was the only one with double digits in scoring for Ribera, 14 points. Her team now has 2-1.

Comense - Vomero NA 68-61
Pool Comense celebrated in the last game of Round 3 remaining on top of Serie A together with Lavezzini Parma, 3-0. Gergana Slavcheva top-scored for the winners with 17 points. Brooke Smith had one point less. Vomero Basket got 12 points and 5 boards from Scholanda Robinson staying on 1 win in 3 games.



Serie A1 day-3: stats and results - by Carlo Grilli
Acer Erg Priolo - Famila Wber Schio 64 - 59
(16-12, 33-27, 48-44)
ACER ERG PRIOLO: Gianolla A. 11 (0/3, 2/4), Bonfiglio S. 5 (2/3), Danielle Green (173-G-86, college: Oklahoma St.) 5 (2/3, 0/2), Barnes A. (0/1), Milazzo O. 6 (1/2, 1/1), Cirov T. 14 (1/2, 3/6), Cesnaviciute K. dnp, Seino T. 8 (4/6, 0/2), Sciacca B. 5 (1/4), Pascalau F. 10 (4/10). Coach Coppa Santino
FAMILA WBER SCHIO: Antibe N. 11 (4/7), Moro E. 12 (2/3, 1/6), Feaster A. 2 (0/2), Pantani C. , Masciadri R. 10 (0/1, 2/3), De Pretto V. dnp, Maiorano M. (0/1, 0/2), Ress K. 6 (1/4, 1/1), Ciampoli F. 4 (2/4), Macchi L. 14 (6/10, 0/1). Coach Orlando Sandro

ACP Livorno - Club Atletico Faenza 48 - 68
(14-21, 22-35, 36-51)
ACP LIVORNO: Franchini M. (0/2, 0/1), Pastore C. 10 (0/6, 1/2), Pavicevic B. 3 (1/7), Hairston K. 10 (2/9, 1/5), Buccianti E. (0/1, 0/2), Mariani F. 1 (0/2), Gaither K. 10 (5/9, 0/1), Bagnara B. 10 (2/2, 2/5), Montagna S. dnp, Ruzickova M. 4 (2/4, 0/1). Coach Papini Giovanni
CLUB ATLETICO FAENZA: Moises P. 13 (2/5, 3/7), Erkic M. 11 (3/7, 1/3), Ramon E. 3 (1/3, 0/1), Modica F. 13 (1/3, 3/8), Mendes Da Silva T. 6 (1/1, 1/1), Lavinia Santucci (186-F-85) 4 (2/7, 0/1), Bandini E. , Bjelica M. 6 (2/8, 0/2), Zampella A. 4 (2/3, 0/1), Alexander M. 8 (3/4). Coach Rossi Paolo

Cras Basket Taranto - Bracco Geas Sesto S.Giovanni 60 - 73
(16-22, 30-40, 49-57)
CRAS BASKET TARANTO: Mahoney M. 11 (1/7, 2/5), Siccardi V. dnp, Bello M. 6 (2/5), Zimerle A. 2 (1/3, 0/2), Sauret Gillespie A. (0/5), David I. 12 (6/9), Prado F. 2 (1/2), Godin E. 6 (3/6), Batkovic S. 9 (3/7, 1/4), Greco M. 12 (2/8, 2/4). Coach Ricchini Roberto
BRACCO GEAS SESTO S.GIOVANNI: Arturi G. (0/3), Tillis I. 22 (7/10, 2/3), Genta J. dnp, Ticha Penicheiro (180-G-74, college: ODU) 10 (4/8, 0/1), Zanon M. 3 (0/3, 1/2), Calastri A. dnp, Twehues K. 11 (1/3, 3/7), Crippa M. 11 (2/2, 2/3), Frantini M. 7 (2/3, 1/1), Machanguana C. 9 (4/5). Coach Galli Roberto

G.M.A. Phonica Pozzuoli - Umana Venezia 74 - 70
(11-10, 30-28, 49-45)
G.M.A. PHONICA POZZUOLI: Paparo N. 2 (1/1), Aties Isaac Z. 7 (3/7, 0/2), Favento S. dnp, Andjelic N. 20 (3/4, 4/7), Aili F. 10 (3/5, 0/1), Benko L. 9 (3/5, 0/1), Minervino M. 4 (1/1), Danzi D. 2 (1/3), Adriana Grasso (188-C-74) 9 (4/8), Dixon T. 11 (4/15, 0/1). Coach Palumbo Carlo Fulvio
UMANA VENEZIA: Corradini L. , Sottana G. 3 (1/4, 0/2), Ballardini S. 10 (2/6, 2/3), Cirone M. 9 (2/2, 0/1), Andrade M. 8 (3/5, 0/1), Nadalin J. 10 (4/7, 0/1), Giauro E. 5 (2/4), Jokic D. 12 (4/8), Vujovic A. 2 (0/2, 0/1), Hayden V. 11 (3/10). Coach Riga Massimo

Gescom MCI Viterbo - Banco di Sicilia Ribera 56 - 44
(15-9, 33-20, 48-28)
GESCOM MCI VITERBO: Micovic M. 8 (1/5, 2/4), Magaddino E. 5 (2/2, 0/2), Nicolini E. , Petricca V. , Franchetti M. 11 (3/6, 1/1), Brown A. 18 (9/10), Valentina Piroli (188-F/C-82) 4 (2/3), Bade K. 6 (3/4), De Simone J. 1 (0/1), Marchesano M. 3 (1/3). Coach Agresti Claudio
BANCO DI SICILIA RIBERA: Falauto Perez S. dnp, Colico R. 2 (1/3), Creamer M. 8 (1/2, 2/9), Romagnoli A. , Riccardi E. 2 (1/1, 0/1), Montagnino J. 14 (1/2, 3/11), Chones K. 6 (2/8), Moody M. 7 (2/5, 1/1), Perfetti C. 2 (1/1, 0/2), Page J. 3 (1/2). Coach Anselmo Paolo Francesco

Liomatic Umbertide - Lavezzini Parma 67 - 68
(15-21, 37-34, 56-55)
LIOMATIC UMBERTIDE: Rubino J. 7 (2/7, 1/6), Rossi C. 12 (3/5, 2/5), Battisodo V. 2 (1/1), Giorgi S. (0/1), Gelfusa L. dnp, Bonaldo E. (0/1), Callens E. 14 (5/9, 1/3), Perovanovic I. 11 (5/8), Hodges D. 13 (3/7, 1/3), Willis C. 5 (2/6). Coach Serventi Lorenzo
LAVEZZINI PARMA: Stabile S. , Pieropan I. dnp, Paparazzo E. 3 (1/2), Zanoni I. 17 (5/10, 1/2), Zara F. 4 (2/4), Daliborka Vilipic (196-C-75) 7 (3/6), Summerton L. 26 (11/16, 1/2), Porter N. 3 (0/5, 1/1), Screen J. 8 (1/1, 1/5), Manzini L. dnp. Coach Scanzani Maurizio

Napoli Basket Vomero - Pool Comense to be played later


Standings A1 (W)
A1 Standings
 1. Comense 2-0 
 2. Faenza 2-1 
 3. Schio 2-1 
 4. Parma 2-1 
 5. Venezia 2-1 
 6. Ribera 2-1 
 7. San Giovanni 2-1 
 8. Vomero NA 1-1 
 9. Umbertide 1-2 
 10. Pozzuoli 1-2 
 11. Livorno 1-2 
 12. Viterbo 1-2 
 13. Priolo 1-2 
 14. Taranto 0-3 


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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Luxembourgish Men Basketball Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. Donovan, ETZ 31.5
2. Fisher, MUS 29.0
3. Lee, AMI 27.6
4. Sweere, GRE 27.2
5. Lea, RAC 25.0
6. Dennett, T71 24.7
7. Stowe, CON 24.0
8. Scanlon, RES 21.5
9. Walton, SCH 20.7
10. Gladden, Esch 18.7


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  NORWAY - Women  


Three straight wins for Asker at the start - by Eurobasket News
Asker/Baerums Verk celebrated three straight victories at the start of the new Kvinneligaen. Asker had to open the season with three outings in three days and they managed the task perfectly.
Baerums Verk took on Ulriken in the opener. The visitors used a 20:4 rally in the second frame to pile up a 20-point advantage at halftime and never looked back en route to an impressive 75:44 win. Nanna Sand (-77, college: Arizona St.) finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Asker. Caroline Hannisdal (168-G-90) dropped 15 points, while Karianne Oysted posted 13 for the winners. Gronas answered with 19 points for Ulriken.
Next Asker visited the defending champions Gimle. The first half was a close battle with neither team having a decisive lead. Asker led by just 4 points at the interval but used a stifling defense in the second half to prevail 81:66 at the end. Nanna Sand was outstanding with 35 points and 13 rebounds for the winning team. Sigrid Skorpen (174-G-91) added 20 points for Baerums Verk. Marianne Hella (-77) replied with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals for Gimle.
Finally Asker put an exclamation mark on their sizzling weeks performance with a 61:57 victory over Hop. Hop got to a better start to the game as they led 11:9 after the opening quarter. The hosts extended the margin to 4 points at halftime but Asker recovered after the long break. They outgunned Hop 23:12 in the third frame and never looked back securing the third straight success. Nanna Sand delivered 16 points and 8 rebounds for Asker. Sigrid Skorpen contributed 14 points in the win. Anne Flesland (174-G-82) had 13 points for Hop.


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  PORTUGAL - Women  


Esgueira inks Apalyonova - by Luis Rocha
Esgueira who had some doubts about playing Liga feminina, is completing its roster. Now is Irina Apalyonova (-81) that comes to play there. Irina is a center that has a lot of experience when it comes to play in Portugal. Shes been around her for 5 (this season 6) years. Last season she signs for Vagos but never did play there, in a business that made many inkbe spread on paper....
Now its time for her to get back on their boots and help Esguiera to fight a hard battle to avoid relegation. They lost among others Ana Regala (-G-89) and Filipa Tavares (-F/C-84), good portuguese players that were very important to the team.


Adds in Barcelos roster - by Luis Rocha
Barcelos add to their roster two foreign players. Brisa Silva (168-G-84) is a point guard, who played college for Oklahoma State, and have signed with Los Angeles Saprks. Emi Guimond is the other foreign player, she's a center and comes from Albion College. These adds are not the only, Filipa Tavares (-F/C-84) (ex Esgueira), Ana Valentim (ex Ovarense) and Raquel Jacinto (-F-84) (ex CPN), are also new players in Barcelos.
This team who plays Liga Feminina for the first time , tries with these signings to get a competitive roster, in order to stay in this competition and avoid relegation.


Liga Feminina round 1 - by Luis Rocha
First round of Liga Feminina. Four games, one was postponned (Olivais-B.Viagem). Algs Hsoted Uniao da Madeira and won easily 73-57 , they lead by 12 at the break, and in the second half they managed to keep Unio out of the winning battle. ESSA played at home against a strong CAB, that went there to settle things up quickly. ESSA tried to get things into their way, but at this moments, CAB is far too superior, final result 51-71. Nice match at Esguiera the home team hosted Barcelos and palyed very well, securing the win by a very thin margin 66-63, in a narrow game that also could have gone to Barcelos. Maria Cristo (-F-79) palyed tremendously and was the game MVP with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. PA³voa come to Santarem and didnt have any kind of trouble to beat the home team, Rachel Folcik was dominant in the painted areas and Pvoa took profit on that assuring a confortable win by 67-51.

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Standings - B Superleague - by Eurobasket
B Superleague Standings
 1. Spartak M. 4-0 
 2. Spartak N. 3-0 
 3. Mytischi-MGUL 2-0 
 4. Gloria M. 2-1 
 5. Spartak P. 2-2 
 6. Krasnoyan. 2-2 
 7. Neftyanik 2-2 
 8. Energy Iv. 0-2 
 9. Tver 0-4 
 10. Syktyvkar 0-4 


Standings Women D1
A Superleague Standings
 1. CSKA 4-0 
 2. UMMC 3-0 
 3. Spartak V MR 3-0 
 4. Chevakata 3-1 
 5. Dynamo M. 2-1 
 6. Nadezhda O. 2-1 
 7. Spartak SP 0-2 
 8. Slavyanka 0-3 
 9. Dynamo K. 0-4 
 10. Dynamo N. 0-5 


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  SLOVAKIA - Women  


Maxima Broker keeps the top in Extraliga - by Eurobasket News
Maxima Broker took care for the sixth consecutive victory staying the only undefeated team in Extraliga. This time Maxima Broker devastated Roznava on the road 43-108. Huge difference between these two teams was confirmed at the early beginning, when the visitors created 9-32. Katarina Hrickova (180-F-80) top-scored for the team from Kosice with 27 points. Daniela Cikosova (181-F-82) followed her with 22. Roznava didn't have any player with double digits in scoring remaining on the bottom of the standings winless.

MBK Ruzomberok recovered from the last round's serious defeat vs Maxima Broker on the road celebrating easy victory vs Nitra 87-61. As a reminder, both teams entered into this game with the same score 4-1. Simona Podesvova (186-F-83) drained 20 points for the winners while Tye'sha Fluker (196-C-84, college: Tennessee) had 16. Gabriela Kubatova (172-G-84) scored 18 points in Nitra.

Slovakia Kosice made it on the road vs Presov 72-70 improving its record in Extraliga on 4-2. On the other side Presov dropped on 2-5. Dasa Krasnockova (181-F-85) and Chelsea Aubry (186-F-84, college: Nebraska) were the most important players for the winning team netting 20 points each. Erin Lawless (188-F-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Purdue) was a way better than the others in Presov with 29 points.

In the last game of round 7 Slovan Bratislava trashed Cassovia Kosice 95-66. The hosts currently have 3-3 while Cassovia is on 2-5. Report on this game will be available soon.


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Turkish Women Basketball League ( TBBL) Round : 2 ( Regular Season) - by Baha Kurtulus
Five games were played in TBBL.

Fenerbahce (87): Emilie Gomis 12 (10 reb, 2 as), Burcu Erbas 2 (2 reb), Esmeral Tuncluer 10 (4 reb, 10 aist), Yasemin Begum Dalgalar 5 (3 as), Nalan Ramazanoglu 10 (2 reb, 2 as), Nevriye Yilmaz 2 (3 reb, 1 as), Matee Avajon 19 (2 reb, 4 as), Tamara Sutton-Brown 4 (1 reb), Melike Bakircioglu 8 (1 reb), Nevin Nevlin 15 (9 reb, 1 as),
Botas (67): Gulsah Gumusay (4 reb, 7 as), Gamze Takmaz 4 (2 reb, 1 as), Gulnur Sandallioglu 3, Angela Tisdale 15 (6 reb, 3 as), Seda Tabakci 15 (9 reb, 3 as), Pelin Gulbag 5 (1 reb), Ayse Ivegin (1 reb, 1 as), Marcedes Marie Walker 21 (11 reb, 3 as), Katja Bavendam 4 (2 reb)


Ceyhan Belediyesi (80): Deniz Boz 3 (1 as), Gulsah Celebi 4 (4 reb-3 as), Sirin Altuntabakli 2, Hlya Ozkan 3 (1 reb), Rochelle Latta 31 (5 reb-5 as), Gulcin Cantekin 13 (6 reb-1 as), Charel Allen 5 (6 reb), Tamara Johnson 6 (6 reb), Michelle Campbell 13 (10 reb-2 as), Tugce Canitez.
TED Kayseri (82): Marissa Little 19 (10 reb-1 as), Dilara Tongar, Nilay Yigit 9 (1 reb-6 as), Camille Willis 12 (6 reb-3 as), Burcu Tasbas, Beng Arseven 7 (2 reb), Nazli Gler 8 (5 reb), Michelle Koehn 12 (2 reb), Jaclyn Johnson 15 (11 reb-3 as)


Tarsus Belediyesi (59): Tugce Inontepe 2 (1 reb), Gokce Dogan (1 reb- 1 as), Tatum Brown 19 (7 reb- 1 as), Detrina Mary White 7 (11 reb- 1 as), Barbara Ree Turner 12 (2 reb- 4 as), Ayse Dilek Unuvar 6 (2 reb- 2 as), Nina Maria Norman 4 (1 reb- 2 as), Didem Sarica 4 (2 reb- 1 as), Ilsu Daricioglu 5 (2 reb- 1 as), Aysu Keskin (1 reb)
Mersin Belediyesi (79): Melike Talaslioglu 2 (2 reb- 1 as), Mistie Mccray Williams 15 (2 as), Merve Aydin (1 reb), Sariye Gokce (3 reb- 1 as), Makbule Amachree 16 (4 reb- 1 as), Alex Quigley 20 (4 reb- 3 as), Berrin Karabas 6 (1 reb), Lindsey Marcie Harding 10 (4 reb- 3 as), Aylin Yildizoglu 8 (3 reb- 2 as), Aynur Metin 2 (3 reb- 5 as), Olympia Ranee Scott (9 reb- 2 as)


Cankaya (67): Dila Askin 10 (2 reb, 1 as),Gulizar Sezer (7 reb, 2 as), Lindsay Nichole Bowen 14 (1 reb, 4 as), Seda Erdogan 20 (1 reb, 3 as), Gorkem Ertas (1 reb), Belgin Onbasi 2 (2 reb, 3 as), Bojana Vulic 18 (12 reb)
Burhaniye Belediyesi (59): Ceren Zeytingoz (3 reb, 1 as), Selvin Trkmen (1 as), Tulin Okumus 2 (2 reb), Zeynep Tamyuksel 7 (3 reb), Reshea La Nette Bristol 11 (7 reb, 2 as), Tugce Canbaz 2 (6 reb, 2 as), Tulay Hizal (1 reb), Lakesha Ann Tolliver 15 (5 reb, 2 as), Jocelyn Maurice Penn 22 (11 reb, 3 as)


Besiktas (87): Naile Ivegin 11 (3 as), Shay Doron 25 (8 reb- 5 as), Mjde Yksel (1 reb), Melek Bilge (1 reb), Milica Dabovic (1 as), Laura Ashley Harper 21 (15 reb- 2 as), Alexis Kayree Hombuckle 24 (10 reb- 7 as), Seda Tekindag 2 (1 reb), Tugba Tasci 4 (2 reb- 2 as)
Samsun Basketbol (81): Gamze Turoglu (1 reb), Nihan Anaz 14 (2 reb- 4 as), Ilkay Masa 1 (1 reb), Burcu Uzun 2 (2 reb- 6 as), Julie Ann Mc Bride 20 (3 reb- 3 as), Adeola Olasunkanmi Olanrewaju 15 (15 reb), Erlana Lanay Larkins 22 (18 reb- 2 as), Alison Marie Bales 7 (7 reb)

1.Period : 24-14
2.Period : 17-14
3.Period : 13-19
4.Period : 14-21

1.Extra Time: 9-9
2.Extra Time: 10-4