EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/15/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
The American Basketball Association Georgia Gwizzlies owner Embry Malone is implementing a plan to host the first annual Presidential Inauguration ABA Basketball game on January 20 in Washington D.C. or Georgia.Two Historical Black Colleges,Howard University and Dr. King alma mater,Morehouse college are the targeted venue site locations.The ABA League office will selected the Gwizzlies opponent.
For further information please go to www.gwizzliesbasketball.com or www.abalive.com
Courtesy of Georgia Gwizzlies
Player of the year: Aaron Doornekamp (201-F-85) of Carleton University Ravens
Rookie of the year: Kale Harrison (183-F) of Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks
Defensive player of the year: Yul Michel (187-G-80, agency: Huss Sport Agency) of Brandon University Bobcats
Coach of the year: Mike Katz of University of Toronto Varsity Blues
Outstanding student-athlete: Matt Opalko (198-G) of University of Winnipeg Wesmen
Aaron Doornekamp (201-F-85) of Carleton University
Jean-Philippe Morin (201-F-83) of University of Laval
Alex Steele (186-G-84) of Edmonton Chill
Leonel Saintil (196-F) of Acadia University
Andrew Spagrud (203-F-85) of University of Saskatchewan
Greg Surmacz (203-F-86) - Windsor
Erfan Nasajpour (175-G-84) - Winnipeg
Damian Buckley (186-G) - Concordia
Eric Breland (196-F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) - Cape Breton
Brad Rootes (178-G-84) - Brock
Kale Harrison (183-F) - Wilfrid Laurier
Islam Toledo (201-F-87) - StFX
Tyler Fidler (206-G-89) - Calgary
Xavier Baribeau (175-G-87) - Laval
Ryan Mackinnon (193-G-89) - Victoria
Panionios On Telecoms (72) vs. Partizan (67)
PANIONIOS: Aaron Miles (6'1''-G-83, college: Kansas) (18pts+5rb+4as)
PARTIZAN: Stephane Lasme (6'8''-F-82, college: Massachusetts) (8pts+9rb+3st)
Alba Berlin (74) vs. DKV Joventut (72)
BERLIN: Ansu Sesay (6'9''-C/F-76, college: Mississippi) (15pts+4rb+5to)
Unicaja Malaga (77) vs. Cibona (67)
MALAGA: Omar Cook (6'1''-G-82, college: St.John's) (8pts+7as)
CIBONA: Earl Calloway (6'3''-G-83, college: Indiana) (11pts)
Olympiacos (84) vs. Maccabi Electra (65)
OLYMPIACOS: Lynn Greer (6'1''-G-79, college: Temple) (21pts)
MACCABI: D'or Fischer (6'11''-C-81, college: W.Virginia) (6pts+6rb)
Regal FC Barcelona (74) vs. Asseco Prokom (62)
BARCELONA: Ersan Ilyasova (6'10''-F-87) (7pts+5rb), Andre Barrett (5pts+3st)
PROKOM: David Logan (6'1''-G-82, college: Indianapolis) (8pts+4st+5to)
Real Madrid (70) vs. AJ Milano (69)
MILANO: Mike Hall (6'8''-F-84, college: George Washington) (21pts+9rb) - Week 4 MVP
Air Avellino (78) vs. Le Mans (73)
AVELLINO: Tamar Slay (6'9''-F-80, college: Marshall) (11pts)
LE MANS: Brian Chase (5'10''-G-81, college: Virginia Tech) (10pts+4as)
CSKA Moscow (90) vs. Efes Pilsen (68)
CSKA: Terence Morris (6'9''-F-79, college: Maryland) (17pts+5rb)
SLUC Nacy (69) vs. Zalgiris (64)
NANCY: Rod Benson (6'10''-F/C-84, college: California) (4pts+5rb)
ZALGIRIS: Loren Woods (7'0''-C-78, college: Arizona) (9pts+9rb+5to)
Tau Ceramica (90) vs. Lottomatica Roma (93)
TAU: Robert Hite (6'2''-G-84, college: Miami, FL) (6pts)
Al Ittihad Alexandria team will return tommorow to alexandria after paricipating in halab tournament , ittihad qualified to the pre finals after being third in his group after Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut and Al Jalaa Aleppo , the Alexandrian team win over alwasl from uae to play in the semifinal where the team lost aginst Al Jalaa Aleppo and the team played today its last match against ittihad the syrian team where the team also lost 74-72 in a strong game , the final was between Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut and Al Jalaa Aleppo , the winer was Al Jalaa Aleppo
on another hand ittihad team eliminate his american player Gabriel Hughes (213-F/C-80, college: California) after not showing enough abilities and the player was nominated to play with one of the lebnanese league Anibal club , ittihad coach Amro Abu Al Khair had to choose another american center player to jooin the team before starting the league the next week 22 november
Korisliiga, Round 11: YMCA Lahti defeated Kataja (Joensuu) 88-81 (34-34) and YMCA Lappeenranta beat Tarmo (Porvoo) 95-86 (49-33) tonight.
Ray Nixon (203-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Wisconsin) and Bilal Abdullah (196-G-84, agency: Passing Lane, college: Lafayette) arranged the victory to hosting YMCA Lahti quite at the end. The game was tied 74-74 with 3:43 to go, but Abdullah and Nixon scored needed points and now both YMCA Lahti and Kataja are on the top with record 8-3. Ray Nixon led Lahti with 23 pts. Larry Blair (183-G-84, college: Liberty) netted game high 26 pts for Kataja. In Lappeenranta YMCA LPR crushed 24-0 over Tarmo in 5,5 minutes at the end of first quarter + beginning of the second quarter and the game was over. Demtrius Brown (197-F-83, college: San Jose St.) led YMCA LPR with 23 pts. Jerel Blassingame (175-G-81, agency: CAA Sports, college: UNLV) gave 13 assists.
YMCA Lahti - Kataja 88-81 (34-34) (Ray Nixon 23, Ilkka Vuori 19, Bilal Abdullah 16 - Larry Blair 26, Sami Lehtoranta 21/11, Jeremiah Wood 17/15).
YMCA Lappeenranta - Tarmo 95-86 (49-33) (Demtrius Brown 23, Jerel Blassingame 19/13a, H.L.Coleman 19 - Steve Barnes 19, E.J.Drayton 18/14, Pasi Pekkola 15).
THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS are no where near the boundries of the expired curse of the Bambino, which plagued The Boston Red Sox and its fans through the second world war, Vietnam and the cold war, but their inability to defeat The Brose Baskets Bamberg the last years has been discouraging and annoying. The curse of the Bambino lasted 86 years, until The Boston Red Sox finally won another Baseball title in 2004, but Frankfurt is just looking to finally beat the Bavarian club Brose Baskets Bamberg after not having tasted victory in 41 months dating back to game four of the 2005 BBL finals. 'I dont believe in curses at all,' declared Skyliner captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76). Since then the team has lost eight games in a row in all kinds of ways. Most were clear defeats, while there were two blowouts and one very close game last season. The Brose Baskets didnt start out well this season losing three of their first four games, but since then have slowly started to find their rhythm and the signing of American Michael Jordan (183-G-77, agency: Court Side, college: Pennsylvania) ten days ago seems to have been the perfect catch as he combines leadership, experience and talent. 'I am really happy to be back in Germany. The organization has accepted me with open arms', declared American guard Michael Jordan. Frankfurt dont believe in curses and just want to get back on the winning track again against The Brose Baskets Bamberg. The game also will mark the meeting between Michael Jordan and Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.), who won the BBL championship 2006 in Cologne. 'I am really excited to see Titus Ivory again. You never know what he is thinking or what he will do on the court', warned Michael Jordan. Titus Ivory is excited to see his ex teammate.' Michael is a fierce competitor. He plays very hard. We will beat up on each other through out the game, but in the end, we will still be friends'.
The Jako Arena in Brose Baskets Bamberg is as foreign to THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS in the last years as would be the view of Bayern president Franz Beckenbauer trading a Bayern Munich sport coat for the rival 1860 Munich sport coat. It has been 53 months since Frankfurt last tasted victory in the hostile Jako arena in game four of the 2004 BBl finals. Frankfurt has lost the last eight games in Brose Baskets Bamberg showing that there could be something mysterious in the air whenever Frankfurt steps onto the court. I dont believe in curses. If we believed all that, then we wouldnt have to play. We have to play Basketball and that is what counts, said American Titus Ivory. The city of the Brose Baskets Bamberg, which like Rome was built on seven hills and is sometimes called the Franken Rome defend their home arena against Frankfurt in the last years about as well as Rome did back in the day against enemies. The city of Rome was undefeated in war until 386 BC, until it was briefly occupied by the Gauls. Frankfurt wouldnt even need to occupy the Jako arena like the Gauls did Rome, but just leave the court as the proud winner after 40 minutes.
In the last three seasons, there have only been two of seven games which THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS lost by six or less points. . Who could forget the bitter 80 to 60 loss in the cup in the 2005-2006 season, where Skyliner center Antonio Meeking (203-F-81, college: Louisiana Tech) would injure himself so bad, that he would never regain his old form to this day. In the 2006-2007 season, Frankfurt let The Brose Baskets Bamberg slip away with a 80 to 74 win in overtime, which Frankfurt should of won in the regular time. Their most bitter loss was the 81 to 48 trouncing in the Ballsporthalle in March 2007, which was also the end to the short Charles Barton era, who would be relieved of his duties a short time afterward. Last season, Frankfurt was crushed in Brose Baskets Bamberg 88 to 51, but played a very spirited game in the Ballsporthalle losing a close battle 57 to 54, which was the last appearance of coach Dirk Bauermann in the Ballsporthalle as head coach of The Brose Baskets Bamberg.
A Basketball era is never endless, but sometimes does break apart like the ground does during an earth quake. The tradition in Leverkusen ended last summer as the team moved to Dusseldorf, and in the late 90s the dominance of the Chicago Bulls became history as Michael Jordan (199-F-63, college: N.Carolina) retired and coach Phil Jackson left and soon would win three more NBA titles in Los Angles. The golden era in Brose Baskets Bamberg also ended this past summer after many important puzzles to the championship teams of 2005 and 2007 left. Coach Dirk Bauermann left to concentrate on the job with the German National team, fan favourite Steffen Hamann left to create havoc for opponents in the Berlin O2 Arena, and big man Chris Ensminger left Freak city for the calmer pastures of Paderborn. The only figure remaining from the 2005 championship Brose Baskets Bamberg team is assistant coach Volker Stix
New coach Chris Fleming surely does not have an easy job having to take over the eight year successful legacy of ex coach Dirk Bauermann n, who was able to win two BBL championships and play in many international competitions. Even though, The Brose Baskets Bamberg was successful the last years, their defensive play was not always appreciated by the neutral German Basketball fan. 'Chris Fleming has never been shy of experimenting with offensive Basketball, which will be a positive change in The Brose Baskets Bamberg this season. The teams of Chris Fleming have always been strong, but he has a keen sense of organization on offense and defense, which will help The Brose Baskets Bamberg this season', stated Pascal Roller.
The leading scorer of the Brose Baskets Bamberg is Puerto Rican native Filiberto Rivera (187-G-82, college: UTEP), who played under Fleming in Quackenbrck. He is averaging 13,5 points, 2,5 rebounds and five assists per game. He is a classic point guard, who likes to pass first and then shoot. He can also score when called upon and should function well with an experienced guy like Jordan by his side. American Alexander Johnson (208-F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Florida St.) is averaging 12,0 points and 6,6 rebounds per game. He is a physical guy with 102 NBA games under his belt. This is the first destination in Europe for the Georgian native. American 2007 BBL slam dunk contest winner Jared Newson is averaging 11,9 points and 5, 3 rebounds per game. He made a name for himself with the Leverkusen Giants. He almost made the 2007-2008 Dallas Mavericks roster, but was the last cut. Last season he gathered further Basketball experience playing in Australia and Poland.
Croatian Predrag Suput is averaging 9,3 points, 4,8 rebounds and 1,4 assists per game. He is an all around good player being able to play the 2-4 positions. His only blemish is that he tends to have big games, but then again games where he is totally invisible. German National player Demond Greene (185-G-79, agency: Court Side) is averaging 8,4 points, 1,8 rebounds and 1,4 assists. He is very athletic with a dangerous shot. He started his career in Wrzburg, where he played with Dirk Nowitski and Robert Garrett. American Eric Taylor (201-F-76, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: St.Francis,PA) is a work horse from the bench and is averaging 6,8 points, 4,7 rebounds and 1,0 assists per game. Even though he didnt have a successful goodbye from Leverkusen, The Brose Baskets Bamberg gave him a clean slate to begin from with his signing. German Tim Ohlbrecht (211-C/F-88, agency: Pro One Sports) is averaging 5,3 points and 3,4 rebounds per game. He is the biggest German talent at the moment with ex NBA player Alexander Johnson parked in front of him. However the 20 year old German can gain valuable experience learning from him. Michael Jordan had a fine debut in Dusseldorf with three points, four rebounds and nine assists and a solid game in the cup against Gottingen with 13 points and seven assists. Especially the German veterans have made Jordan feel at home. 'Demond Greene and Robert Garrett have been my biggest supporters. I know what they can do and they know what I can do. There is a mutual respect between us', explained Michael Jordan.
Jared Newson (196-G/F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Tennessee-Martin)
Both THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS and The Brose Baskets Bamberg Baskets are riding on a three game winning streak in the BBL, but Frankfurt rest at position five and The Brose Baskets Bamberg at position 10. This will be a very very interesting game not because both teams are undefeated since three weeks, but because The Brose Baskets Bamberg is starting to find their rhythm and have an extra weapon in Jordan. Frankfurt is playing very well, even without three top players. Their defense has been as fierce as a mother Lion protecting her babies the last games giving opponents nightmares. However The Brose Baskets Bamberg has a potent offense, which Frankfurt will need to annoy for 40 minutes. 'We cant let the fans influence the game and I am anticipating a strong game from center Greg Jenkins', added Pascal Roller. The duel Pascal Roller vs Michael Jordan will be worth the price of the ticket for any fan. 'I am looking forward to playing against Pascal Roller. My last memory was in Italy, where Pascal and Biella came back from 16 points and beat us(Cantu) with 1:30 minutes remaining. I hope that doesnt happen again', warned Michael Jordan. 'That comeback was a big highlight for me in Italy. We scored 46 points in that last quarter against Jordan and Cantu. Jordan knows the Bundesliga well and will be ready for us', warned Pascal Roller. Frankfurt wont only be extra motivated to win again in Brose Baskets Bamberg, but also will have a lot of added self confidence after the exciting win in Antalya.We know how good The Brose Baskets Bamberg has been the last years and respect that. 'It is always beneficial to stay close on the road. We will have to play tough and and just play our game and control the pace', warned Titus Ivory. 'We know that Frankfurt has a lot of weapons and our defense will have to play well. If we play hard, smart and together, then we will have good chances to win', said Michael Jordan. The Brose Baskets Bamberg host THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS on Sunday November 16th at 17:00.
RP coach: Yeng Guiao
1. Ranidel de Ocampo 6'6 F TEAM - AIR 21
2. JayJay Helterbrand 6'0 G GINEBRA
3. Gabe Norwood 6'5 GF RAIN OR SHINE
4. Mick Pennisi, 6'9 FC SAN MIGUEL
5. Kerby Raymundo 6'6 F PUREFOODS
6. James Yap 6'2 F PUREFOODS
7. Asi Taulava. 6'10 C COCA COLA
8. Cyrus Baguio, 6'0 G RED BULL
9. Jared Dilinger, 6'5 G TALK N' TEXT
10. Arwind Santos 6'4 GF AIR 21
11. Ryan Reyes 6'0 G STA LUCIA
12. Sonny Thoss 6'8 CF ALASKA
13. Kelly Williams 6'6 GF STA LUCIA
14. Wilie Miller 6'0 G ALASKA
15. Japeth Aguilar (206-F/C)*** 6'10 F /Reserved - WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY USA
Zagorje inked their former member Sanel Bajramlic (198-F-85) ex Helios. He played just 1 game in UPC League (11 minutes, 6 points, 2P 0-1, 3P 2-4, 1 assist) and 1 game in NLB Adriatic League (3 minutes, 1 rebound).
Marko Markovic (197-G/F-85, agency: World Sport Agency) was waived by Czech team Kolin. He averaged 8,2 points, 1,8 points (2P 2-5, 3P 0-1, FT 3-7), 0,5 rebounds, 0,5 assists and 0,5 blocks in just 4 gamed of Mattoni NBL League.
Aljaz Medved (-89) of Kraski zidar Jadran (B-1) will be sidelined at least two months due a knee injury.
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Reigning Men's and Women's champions Shak Attack and Courts Horizon will defend their titles this year in the National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT) Champion of Champions Tournament, which tips off tomorrow with a triple-header at Maloney.
But neither of these teams will kick-start the $300,000 competition, whose major sponsor is the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT).
Action in the tournament gets underway from 2 p.m. when Star Seekers, Tobago zonal winners for the last five years, challenge Maloney Pacers, East Zone champions for the past five years, in Group A of the Women's draw, while STAFF, third in the East, will tackle Defence Force, who dethroned North Zone champions Horizons in the last competition in Group B.
And the first Men's match-up will be the highlight of tomorrow evening when Courts Hill Bouncers attempt to out-point Maloney Pacers, perennial East Zone champs, who will have home advantage.
Eight teams-the top two from the North, South and East zones, as well as the winning teams from the South West and Tobago-will play in two groups in the Men's competition, while the Women's category took the top two teams from the East, North and Tobago zones for a total of six.
Along with Shak Attack, Hill Bouncers and Pacers, the Men's competition will include 2006-2007 South Zone winners Petro Jazz, 2008 South Zone champs Marabella Raptors, 2008 East Zone champs Valencia Heat, South West table-toppers TRINMAR Marines and North Zone runners-up Defence Force.
Among the Women, Horizons, Star Seekers, Pacers, STAFF and Defence Force will be joined by Brian Chase Academy as they compete to become the country's best female squad.
And the prize money has increased this year.
The champion Men's squad will receive the winners' cheque of $30,000, up from $20,000, while the runners-up receive $20,000 and the third-placed team will be awarded $15,000.
On the Women's side, the winners walk away with $20,000, the second-placed team earn $15,000 and $10,000 for the third-place team.
Gordon Felix, head coach of Shak Attack, predicted his team would continue at the helm of the national competition.
'We are happy to be in front and we intend to stay in front,' he said.
NBFTT president Earl John said the sport was grateful for the subvention of SPORTT, but said his organisation was aware of the need to help themselves.
'SPORTT has provided the funding for this competition but we also need to become self-suffcicient, attract other sponsors and raise funds so our dependence on SPORTT becomes less,' said John.
The Champion of Champions Tournament will climax with a NBFTT gala dinner and awards ceremony on January 10.
John also stated that the core of the national senior team for next year's Caribbean Basketball Championships in July will be selected from the players in this tournament and there is a possibility that there will be an incentive for the winners of the competition to go on a tour of Venezuela to play their championship team.
All the below info have now officially been announced by Besiktas Cola Turka and Mersin BSB.
Besiktas Cola Turka has also released Mario Austin (206-F/C-82, college: Mississippi St.) (2007-2008: Benetton Treviso (Italy-SerieA, starting five): ULEB Cup: 12 games: 14.0ppg, 6.7rpg, Italian League: 34 games: 13.6ppg, 7.6rpg) after Jovo Stanocevic who moved to BC Kyiv.
Mersin Buyuk Sehir Belediyesi has released Brandon Wallace (206-F-85, college: S.Carolina) . Wallace was pick by the Boston Celtics during the 2007 NBA Draft and moved to Utah Flash (D-League): 6 games: 12.5ppg, 9.2rpg, January 2008 signed at Iowa Energy (D-League): 3 games: 3.3ppg, 3.0rpg,and than Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League): 22 games: 7.9ppg, 6.4rpg.
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS|
Coach Wolfgang Lucena has been dedicated countless hours to get improving the new generation of basketball players. In Venezuela, coach Lucena is part of few basketball organizations where he puts many hours along with other basketball coaches as Silverio Leal, Luis Teran, Giovanni Fraino, Johnny Rodriguez, Alberto Jimenez to have youth basketball players get better as students and athletes. In the United States of America, coach Lucena has the opportunity to help international and local players to joint high School, College and Universities because their sports skills.
2008-2009 NCAA and high School basketball season is about to start, many colleges, high school and universities should be grateful for Coach Wolfgang Lucena's help. Institutions as; Eastern Oklahoma State College, North Easter Oklahoma A&M College, Florida International University, Dowling College, Cisco College, New Mexico Junior College, Odessa College, Patterson School, St Benedict's Prep, Our Savior New American School, Miles Community College, are witness of this.
So far students-athletes as; Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84, college: S.Carolina), David Cubillan (183-G-87), Mirna Araujo (183-F-87), Yesi Castillo (175-F, college: E.Oklahoma St. JC), Eilyn Flores (186-C-83), Gerardo Suero (Dominican Republic), Ranier Moquete (Dominican Republic), Tulio Cobos (197-C-86), Enrique Cova (190-G-88),Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85, college: E.Oklahoma St. JC), Jorge Parra (206-C-84), Roselis Silva (-G-90), Heberto Guanipa (202-C-90), Elvis Baez, Gustavo Leon, Jonathan Sanchez, Christopher Torralva, Carlos Berroteran (202-C-89), Alejandro Flores (202-F-81college: E.Oklahoma St. JC), Hector Aguilar, Jose Rafael Gonzalez, Rostin Gonzalez (-F-90), Angel Castro (Dominican Republic), Baron Perez (Dominican Republic/USA), Michelle Gonzalez (Puerto Rico), Maria Prochascua (Argentina) can see their dreams came true, thanks to coach Wolfgang Lucena.
This November of 2008, coach Wolfgang Lucena will be meeting at North Carolina with Julio Subero president of FIBA AMERICAS, Osiris Duquela (Dominican Republic Basketball), Pedro Pablo Perez (Dominican Republic and USA Basketball), and Gustavo Leon. All of them are coming along to USA to support coach Lucena to make his youth athletes helping activity stronger for the near future.
'Education is one of my strongest motivations to do what I do. To accomplish this, our young people must accept and enjoy the level of play of their current skills. They must love the game and want to work hard at practice and study more.' Coach Wolfgang Lucena
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Duros de Lara defeated Estudiantes de Guarico in Gameday 1 of the LNB 2008 Semifinals while playing at a temporary home, the UCLA dome. Meanwhile, Caciques de Trujillo surprised Centauros de Apure as visitors and took a huge first step towards advancing to their first ever LNB Finals.
SEMIFINALS (Duros leads 2-0)
Duros de Lara 98 - Estudiantes de Guarico 72 (Thu)
UCLA Dome - Barquisimeto, Lara
Quarter by quarter
DUR: 20-28-21-29= 98
EST: 21-13-17-21= 72
DUR: Lawrence Wallace (183-G-81) 17 points, Amber Marin (208-C-81) 13 points, Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84) 11 points, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 10 points, Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 9 points, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 9 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 9 points, Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) 8 points, Heissler Guillent (191-G-86) 5 points, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 3 points, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 2 points, Carlos Quintero (202-F-85) 2 points
EST: David Ruffin (193-G/F-84) 21 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 16 points, Luis Julio (199-F-80) 11 points, Deivis Aranguren (192-F-85) 10 points, Derwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 6 points, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 4 points, Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87) 2 points, Randy Vazquez (190-G-78) 2 points, Carlos Guatache (192-G/F-85) 0 points, , Leonardo Cappare (186-G-80) 0 points, Vladimir Saavedra (200-F-77) 0 points, Alejandro Omana (188-G-86) 0 points
SEMIFINALS (Caciques leads 2-0)
Caciques de Trujillo 91 - Centauros de Apure 86 (Thu)
Biruaca Dome - Biruaca, Apure
Quarter by quarter
APU: 20-24-17-25= 86
CAC: 25-22-27-17= 91
APU: Rafael Perez (185-G-82) 23 points, Elvis Montero (193-G-78) 15 points
CAC: Cesar Musset (190-G-78) 19 points, Manuel Berroteran (185-G-80) 17 points
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Halil Coskun has resigned as head coach of the Wolfenbuettel Wildcats (DBBL), effective immidiately, as the club announced in a press release. Coskun first took over the coaching job at the beginning of October, when Heiko Bischoff was sacked. About ten days later also Assistant Coach Christian Greve had to go.
As the Wildcats have to take on local rival Trinos Goettingen at home on Sunday, there was too little time for the club-officials to sign a new coach. That is why Mahmut Ataman of Herzoege Wolfenbuettel men's team (2. Bundesliga Pro B) will help out and do the coaching against his former employer.
The Wildcats are currently last in the table of the DBBL, still waiting for their first win of the season.
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