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SETX Mustangs release training camp roster11/16/2008 2:20:54 AM - by Gianni Pascucci

The Southeast Texas Mustangs released yesterday their Veterans Training Camp Roster. The Mustangs will open camp in a weeks time when their players report to Beaumont, TX for the beginning of Training Camp on Sunday, November 23rd! This is a real talented group and we are expecting big things from them! With talent comes expectations and we have plenty of both! We do feel like we can have an outstanding team that can compete and win the ABA Championship this season! states Mustangs General Manager and Head Coach Steve Tucker . The Mustangs Veterans Training Camp Roster will include 18 players that will compete for 12 Active Roster Positions:
Tim Pledger (6'1'-170)
Anthony Lumpkin (6'1'-170)
Brandon Andrews (6'3'-190)

Darron Hopkins (6'2'-180)
Donald Harris (6'4'-190)
Aubrey Stevenson (6'4'-185)
Steven Alexander (6'4'-190)
Bryan Burrell (6'3'-175)
Jerry Williams (6'6'-235)
Courtney Bradley (6'5'-230)
Currye Todd (6'5'-190)
Franklin Paul (6'5'-225)
DeRon Rutledge (6'6'-240)
Lamar Sanders (6'7'-240)
Johnny Tyson (6'1'1-250)
Alvin Jefferson (6'1'0-260)
Donnie Jackson (6'9'-220)
Julius Lamptey (7'1'-280)


Adriatic-League Round: 8 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 8:59:52 PM - by Eurobasket News
Partizan - Crvena Zvez. 80-81
Center Elmedin Kikanovic and his Crvena Zvezda handed the first defeat of the season to reigning champion Partizan Igokea. In very exciting game Crvena Zvezda's players were more concentrated at the very end, thus these two teams are on top of the standings with 7-1 record. Elmedin Kikanovic was the leading scorer for the winning side with 22 points. Marko Marinovic had 3 points less while Tadija Dragicevic stopped on 13. Zarko Rakocevic scored 15 in Partizan.

Krka - KK Split

Split celebrated in Novo Mesto against Krka improving on 5-3 record in Adriatic league. Stephen Brun led the Croatian team to victory collecting 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Davor Marcelic and Simon Petrov notched 19 points each for Krka, who dropped on 3-5.

Cibona - Vojvodina 99-75
Cibona was too strong for Vojvodina in Zagreb winning with plus 20. The host team had 6 players with more than 10 points and the best one was Earl Calloway, who delivered 17 for 20 minutes. Dejan Borovnjak shined in Vojvodina nailing 32 pts with pretty good shot percentage. He is MVP of the Round 8 reaching index rate 34. Cibona 5-3, Vojvodina 1-7.

Bosna S. - U.Olimpija 94-85
Experienced Ivan Ivanovic drained 28 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for Bosna ASA BHT pacing it to third victory of the season. Slovenian champ faced with another failure, despite 25 points by Macedonian PG Vlado Ilievski. Olimpija currently has 3-5.

Helios - FMP 96-82
Helios outplayed FMP in Domzale, thus both teams are on the same record now 2-6. Nicholas Jacobson top-scored for the winners with 30 points. Center Predrag Samardziski registered double-double in FMP, 17 points and 13 boards.

Hemofarm - Buducnost 96-77
Hemofarm didn't have to work very hard in order to beat Montenegrin champ Buducnost Podgorica. Bojan Krstovic scored 18 while Milan Macvan and Stefan Markovic had 16 points each for the winners. Vladimir Dasic contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds in defeat. Vladimir Micov scored 4 point less with the same number of boards. Hemofarm now has 6-2 while Buducnost is on 5-3.

Zadar - KK Zagreb 110-75
Croatian champion trashed Zagreb at home with plus 35. Marlon Garnett and Tomislav Ruzic netted 17 points each while Malik Dixon delivered 16 including 10 assists. Krunoslav Simon was better than the others in Zagreb with 18 pts. Zadar improved on 6-2 while visitors stay on just 1 win in 8 games.


League ends first stage.11/16/2008 9:44:23 PM - by Leonardo Contieri
As the 14th round was placed tonight, the first stage of league has been completed, seven teams has gained its berth for Super 8 tournament. Atenas, Libertad and Regatas where the top three teams from North group, while Bahia Blanca Estudiantes, El Nacional Monte Hermoso and Gimnasia has been the top three from the South. Quimsa was the best fouth seeded, and the tournaments organizers has decided to invite Obras Sanitarias.
Atenas did not have any trouble to get its 13th consecutive victory, as they defeated Sionista 95-65 away from home. Leonardo Gutierrez led a balanced effort with 20 points, Juan Locatelli added 10, and Dijbril Kante and Federico Ferrini has 10 apiece. Clarence Robinson led Sionista with 24. Libertad struggled to defeat Obras 77-73 at home as Jason Osborne scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds leading five players with ten or more points. Lazaro Borrel with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Tyler Field with 13 and 12 recorded double figures for Obras. Regatas led by 24 at halftime en route to a 88-65 victory with 18 points from Cedric Patton, Ramzee Stanton and Sebastian Acosta scored 14 each and Federico Kammerichs showed his all around game ith 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assits and 4 steals in 25 minutes. Erron Maxey led Quimsa with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Gabriel Mikulas scored 14. Olimpico survived a fourth quarter rally by Ben Hur winning 78-71. Anthony Glover finished with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals, Mariano Byro and Diego Cavaco added 14 each and James Williams added 13 and 9 rebounds. Walter Storani led Ben Hur with 14, Eduardo Calvelli added 13 and Durelle Brown 12. Gimnasia cruised to a 82-67 victory over Lanus with 17 points from Diego Romeroand 12 from Gary Buchanan, Ronald Ramon led Lanus with 19 points, Terrel Taylor added 17 and Alejandro Alloatti 13. Gimnasia won the rebounding battle 40-28. Penarol won in Monte Hermoso 78-70 with 25 points from Roman Gonzalez (with 9 boards) and 22 by David Jackson. Dionisio Gomez led El Nacional with 20. Independiente closed in good fashion the first stage beating Boca 94-87 with 29 points from Cedric Moodie and 24 from Brice Assie while Federico Marin added 18. Juan Espil and Gabriel Fernandez led Boca with 23 each and Marcos Casini and Carl Edwards scored 14 apiece but the rest of the team failed to help. Quilmes got a double-overtimed victory over Bahia Blanca Estudiantes 106-98 as Jaz Cowan scored 26 points to go with 15 rebounds, Maximiliano Maciel added 20 and Pablo Gil 18. Edward Nelson led Estudiantes with 28 points and 13 rebounds in 47 minutes of play and Jamaal Levy added 16 and 10.


NBL Round: 9 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 11:21:36 AM - by Eurobasket News
Dragons - 36ers 97-82
In the opening game of round 9, Sydney SD registered 10th win this season remaining on top of NBL alone (10-2). Mark Worthington and Matt Burston combined 45 points and 25 boards for the hosts. Adelaide 36ers had three players with 11 points each. They currently have 4-7 but with a chance to improve it until the end of this round (Nov. 16 vs Gold Coast Blaze).

Spirit - Blaze 115-93
Sydney Spirit had an easy job against GBC at home moving up on 5-8. The Blaze stays on just one victory in 13 appearances. Derrick Low shined for the Spirit collecting 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Daniel Joyce contributed 24 pts in defeat.

Taipans - Breakers 81-93
New Zealand Brakers demonstrated pretty good performance against the Cairins Taipans on the road staying the second ranked team so far with record 9-3. As usually, Kirk Penney top-scored for the winning side with 22 points. Gary Boodnikoff had 19 points plus 4 boards for the Taipans, but it was not enough for the seventh joy (6-6.)

Hawks - Blaze 110-111
Second game for the Blaze in just few days and finally victory. It will play one more until the end of the round. Ben Melmeth had 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Justin Bowen was behind him adding 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Kavossy Franklin, Dusty Rychart and Glen Saville combined 60 points for the Hawks (6-6).

Wildcats - Taipans 86-78
8-point victory for the Perth Wildcats and 8-6 in NBL. Alex Loughton top-scored for the winning side with 21 points. Shawn Redhage and Darnell Hinson netted 15 points apiece (Redhage had 10 more rebounds). Martin Cattalini delivered 17 points for the Taipans, which slipped on 6-7.

Crocodiles - Breakers 108-119
The team of head coach Andrej Lemanis was better than Townisville Crocodiles as a visitors thanks to fantastic Kirk Penney as well as Rick Ricket, which combined 60 points and 14 rebs. The Breakers now have 10-3. Brad Williamson scored 26 points for the Crocs (4-7).

Blaze - 36ers 96-108
In the last game of round 9, Adelaide made it vs Gold Coast Blaze on the road mostly owing to Adam Ballinger, who drained 31 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. The winners had two more players with double-double. Luke Schenscher, 17 points and boards, and Aaron Bruce, 16 points and 14 assists. Their team currently has 5-7. On the other side, GBC got 19 points and 10 rebounds from Justin Bowen dropping on 2-13.


Standings11/16/2008 2:01:35 PM
Premier League Standings
 1. Al Manama 7-1 
 2. Muharraq 6-1 
 3. Al Ahli 6-1 
 4. Nuwaidrat 6-2 
 5. Al Hala 4-4 
 6. Sitra 3-5 
 7. Al Najma 2-6 
 8. Issa Town 2-6 
 9. Al Ittihad 2-6 
 10. Bahrain Club 0-8 


Barons/LMT Riga sign two imports11/16/2008 2:52:51 AM - by Eurobasket
Barons/LMT Riga strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Todd Abernethy (185-G-84, college: Mississippi) and his countryman forward Corey Smith (196-G/F-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Vanderbilt). Abernethy played last season at Matrixx Magix Nijmegen (Holland), where in 36 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.8apg and 2.0spg. He helped his team to reach league semifinals. It will be his second year in professional basketball. Smith just anded the season in Uruguay, where he played for Hebraica Macabi. Last season he already played in Europe for Finnish team Kouvot Kouvola. He was 5th best scorer in the league with 20.5ppg. That year he helped his team to make it to the final and he was selected All-Finnish Korisliiga Player of The Year. It is also his second year in professional basketball. In their first game in Baltic League Abernethy got 3 points in 12 minutes, while Smith had just 3 rebounds in 8 minutes he played.


Jazvin with good performance against CSKA, Bremer lost at home against Khimki11/16/2008 7:45:40 AM - by Nedzad Kladusak
Two bosnian players have been in action in the russian Superliga.

Ermin Jazvin (210-C-80) played at home against the Euroleague champion 2007/2008 CSKA Moscow.
He played a pretty tough defense limiting Savrasenko and Khryapa to 12 points.
Spartak Primorje - CSKA Moscow 73-77
Ermin Jazvin: 25min, 10points (FG 5/8), 6rebs, 3 TO, 2 stl

J.R.Bremer played against superstrong Khimki featuring Delfino,Garbajosa, Lampe...
Triumph-Khimki 65-72
Bremer: 33min, 8points (FG 3/10), 5 assists, 4rebs


Standings - CBA11/16/2008 1:31:54 PM
CBA Standings
 1. Shandong 1-0 
 2. Zhejiang C. 1-0 
 3. Bayi 1-0 
 4. Shanxi Zh. 1-0 
 5. Guandong 1-0 
 6. Shaanxi 1-0 
 7. Xinjiang 1-0 
 8. DongGuan 1-0 
 9. Zhejiang G. 1-0 
 10. Beijing 0-1 
 11. Yunnan 0-1 
 12. Qingdao DS 0-1 
 13. Fujian 0-1 
 14. Liaoning 0-1 
 15. Jilin 0-1 
 16. TianJin R. 0-1 
 17. Shanghai 0-1 
 18. Jiangsu 0-1 

Eight Games Played in Round 1 of CBA, With Imports Showing Their New Clout11/16/2008 9:16:14 PM - by Arthur Volbert

After a single opening game yesterday, eight CBA games were played today. Some veteran Chinese players showed they still had what it takes while some promising new faces appeared on the horizon. Imports played an important role as teams can now use two imports the entire game.

Playing four starters virtually the entire game, including overtime, Xinjiang edged Beijing 101-97. Juan Mendez had 43 points and 12 rebounds and Myron Allen had 38 points and 11 rebounds. The shooting guard spot was shared by two Xinjiang natives, Makan, a rookie, and Mulati, a young veteran. Makan, who played 34 minutes, is listed as being born in 1992. If he is that young, he may have a promising future. Beijing was led by Dontae Jones with 34 points and 18 rebounds and David Harrison with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Shaanxi outlasted Jilin 110-97 as Lee Benson had 23 points, 23 rebounds and 11 assists. Chen Zhaosheng scored 22 and Chen Bao had 21. Zheng Zhun, a 214 cm small forward allegedly born in 1992 but more likely born in 1989, scored 4 points. He has bulked up from 86 kg to 100 kg. But he truly could be the world's first 7-1 small forward if he continues his development. Soumaila Samake and Leon Rogers each scored 18 points for Jilin.

Shandong smashed newcomer Tianjin 94-74. Priest Lauderdale led the way with 33 points and 14 rebounds. Sun Jie scored 20 and Mack Tuck had 17. Darryl Watkins led Tianjin with 20 points and 14 rebounds while Theron Smith and Li Gangfeng scored 16.

Guangdong won comfortbly against Fujian 107-92 even though it only played its imports for for 48 minutes while Fujian played its imports for 88 minutes. The Guandong players know how to play international basketball. Zhu Fangyu led Guangdong with 24 points, Jason Dixon had 17 points and Wang Shipeng scored 15. Liu Xioyu started at point guard and played 29 minutes. Chen Jianghua came in off the bench and played 19 minutes. 1991-born Dong Hanlin played 18 minutes and had 6 points. 7-1 Wang Zheng played 15 minutes and had 6 points. Zhou Peng had 13 points 21 minutes. Su Wei did not play. Chris Porter led Fujian with 31 points and 13 rebounds. Matt Frieje had 24 points and 9 rebounds.

Zhejiang Guangsha defeated Shanghai 113-107 behind 36 points from Kasib Powell and 29 points and 12 rebounds from Nigel Dixon. Wang Yong led Shanghai with 29 points and DaJuan Tate had 28. Shanghai was only using one import, all it currently has listed on its roster.

Shanxi Zhongyu destoyed Liaoning 94-74 as Olumide Oyedeji had 23 points, 24 rebounds and 9 assists. Donta Smith had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Zhai Jinshuai added 22 points and 6 rebounds. Liaoning's imports, Tommy Smith and Awvee Storey played awfully. They combined for 10 points on 4 of 23 shooting. Li Xiaoxu, on the other hand, had 26 points on 11 of 14 shooting and added 9 rebounds. Combined with his play at Liaoning the last two years, his play as a candidate for the Olympic team, and his success as a player on the junior national team, the NBA should begin to take a close look at Li. Remember that his basketball size is bigger than the size at which he is listed. Han Dejun played 6 minutes today and is still a work in progress. Two years from now the NBA may want to look at 7-1, 320 pound Han. Or it may not.

Snyder Kirk (198-F-83, college: Nevada) had 43 points and 15 rebounds to lead Zhejiang to a 100-92 victory over newcomer Qingdao. Samuel Hoskin added 24 points. A player to watch is Zhang Dayu, who was listed as 213 cm when he won the MVP at the Nike Asia Camp this summer. Zhang, listed as born in 1991, had 6 points and 8 rebounds at center against Amal McCaskill and Frans Steyn of Qingdo before fouling out in 34 minutes. Lu Keming, a 196 cm shooting guard born in 1988, led Qingdao with 22 points. McCaskill scored 21 and Steyn added 20. Li Guang, who also previously impressed at sneaker camps, had 11 points, 7 assists and 6 steals. The only negative is that Lu and Li had 17 turnovers between them.

Bayi defeated Yunnan 118-97 as Wang Zhizhi had 33 points and 6 rebounds. But Wang's eventual replacement may have made his first appearance for Bayi. Xu Zhonghao, a 212 cm center born in late 1990, had 11 points and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. He completely outplayed 212 Xu Jinlong, whom he beat out for a spot on the Bayi team, and who now plays for Yunnan. Gabe Muoneke had 41 points and 10 rebounds for Yunnan. Zhao Anan added 20 points.

The columns on the box scores below are name, number, minutes, starter, 2pt fg-fga, 3pt fg-fga, ft-fta, off reb, def reb, assists, fouls, steals, turnovers, blocks, fast breaks made/fast breaks attempted, dunks, times fouled, points
Xinjiang 101 OT
Xu Guochong 11p+3r+1a+3s, Mengke Bateer 9p+12r+4a, Makan 34min+0p+4r, Juan Mendez 43p+12r+1a+2s+2bl, Myron Allen 38p+11r+2a+4s+6to
Beijing 97
Zhang Yunsong 7p+1r+1a, Chen Lei 17p+1r+2a+2s, Xie Libin 2p+6r, Dontae Jones 34p+18r+4a+2s, David Harrison 19p+13r, Ji Zhe 10p+5r+1a+2s, Li Ke 8p+6r+4a+2s
Shaanxi 110
Chen Zhaosheng 22p+6r+3s, Dai Yong 10p+6r+4a+4s, Zhang Wei 12p+3r+3a+2s, Lee Benson 23p+23r+11a+5bl+7to, Chen Bao 21p+6r+5s, # 15 8p, Yang Wenbo 10p+2r+2a+5s+5to, Zheng Zhun 4p+4r+1s
Jilin 97
Soumaila Samake 18p+8r+3a+5to, Wang Bo 8p+2r+1a+2s, Lu Yan 19p+5r, Yang Yuming 10p+2r+2a, Leon Rogers 18p+8r+2a+10to, Liu Wei 12p+5r+1a, Zhong Cheng 2p+1r+4s+1bl
Shandong 94
Wang Gang 16p+1r+2a+5s, Sun Jie 20p+2r+5a+5s, Mack Tuck 17p+9r+4a+2s, Cao Zhenhua 0p+8r+2a+4s, Priest Lauderdale 33p+14r+1a+2s+5to
Tianjin 74
Li Gangfeng 16p+1r+2a+2s, Theron Smith 16p+9r+4a+2s+5to, Darryl Watkins 20p+14r+1a+4s+4bl, Xu Guijun 8p+4r, Wang Hao 2p+4r+1a+4s
Guangdong 107
Zhu Fangyu 24p+5r+4a+4s, Wang Shipeng 15p+8r, Liu Xiaoyu 7p+2r+3a+2s, Jason Dixon 17p+10r, Du Feng 5p+1r+1a+3s, Tyler Amaya 7p+4r+1a+2s, Dong Hanlin 6p+1r+1s, Wang Zheng 6p+1r, Zhou Peng 13p+3r, Chen Jianghua 3p+4r+3a+1s
Fujian 92
Gong Songlin 8p+2r+3a, Lu Xiaoming 14p+2r+4a+4s, Yang Chao 7p+1r+2s, Chris Porter 31p+13r+1a+3s, Matt Frieje 24p+9r+2bl
Shanxi Zhongyu 94
Olumide Oyedeji 23p(9-17)+24r+9a+4s, Donta Smith 8p(3-12)+7r+4a+2s+6to, Sun Chunlei 9p+5r+1a, Wei Mingliang 7p+1s, Zhai Jinshuai 22p+6r, Yu Xuelin 6p+2a+1s
Liaoning 74
Liu Xiangtao 12p+4r, Zhang Qingpeng 7p+3r+2a+3s+6to, Li Xiaoxu 26p(11-14)+9r+1a+3s+1bl, Tommy Smith 2p(1-5)+10r+4a, Awvee Storey 8p(3-18)+5r+2a, Yang Ming 13p+4r+3a+2s, Han Dejun 7min+2p+1r
Zhejiang Lions 113
Zhang Nan 14p+6r+5a+3s, Ying Kui 12p+2r+4a+4s, Nigel Dixon 29p+12r, Kasib Powell 36p+9r+5a+2s, Yao Peng 8p+2r+2a, Jin Lipeng 8p+2r+2a, Li Meng 6p+2r+1a
Shanghai 97
Liu Wei 9p+7r+3a, Wang Yong 29p+9r+1a, Wang Ligang 17p+5r+4a+2s, DaJuan Tate 28p+7r+1a+2s+4bl, Wu Yang 6p+2r+1a, Peng Fei 8p+6r+2s, Luo Xudong 8p+2r+5to
Zhejiang 100
Snyder Kirk 43p+15r+4a+3s+5to, Ding Jinhui 10p+8r+2a+4s+1bl, Luo Zhi 15p+5r+3s, Zhang Dayu 34min+6p+8r+1a+3s+6fl, Samuel Hoskin 24p+4r+2a+3s+1bl
Qingdao 92
Li Guang 11p+3r+7a+6s+9to, Lu Keming 22p+9r+8to, Sun Shengyue 7p+5r+2a+2s, Amal McCaskill 21p+8r+1a+2s+5bl, Frans Steyn 20p+11r+7a+4bl, Yu Gaofeng 5p+1r+2a
Bayi 118
Li Nan 15p+4r+3a, Mo Ke 7p+3r, Li Ke 8p+4r, Hu Ke 6p+4r+3a, Wang Zhizhi 33p+6r, Wang Lei 16p+4r+3a, Feng Lei 6p+5r, Zhang Bo 8p+1r, Xu Zhongtao 20min+11p+4r+1bl
Yunnan 97
Zhao Anan 20p+2r+5a, Li Lin 16p+3r+2a, Xu Xu 12p+1a, Xu Jinlong 18min+2p+1r+1s, Gabe Muoneke 41p+10r+2a


Standings - Division A11/16/2008 6:29:41 PM
Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 5-0 
 2. AEL 4-0 
 3. Apollon 2-2 
 4. Achilleas K. 2-2 
 5. AEK 2-3 
 6. APOEL 1-2 
 7. Omonia 1-2 
 8. ENAD 1-3 
 9. Etha 0-2 

A1 Stats Leaders11/16/2008 6:31:40 PM
A1 - Regular Season Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Greer, Keravnos 89
2 Zujovic, Achilleas 84
3 Bradford, Achilleas 72
4 Anderson, AEK 66
5 Smith, Omonia 54
6 Mijovic, Omonia 50
Rebounds Per Game
1 Trisokas, Kerav. 35
2 Radunovic, Apoel 27
3 Grgat, Achilleas 22
4 McClendon, Achil. 22
5 Neofitou, Omonoia 21
Assists Per Game
1 Foreman, ENAD 20
2 Smith, Omonia 19
3 Cooper, Apoel 14
4 Greer, Keravnos 10
5 Mayfield, Etha 9
Steals Per Game
1 Taylor, AEL 10
2 Formenan, ENAD 9
3 Dujovic, AEK
4 Sims, Apollon 6
5 Neofitou, Omonia 6
Blocks Per Game
1 Davis, AEK 7
2 Van De Harre, AEK 5
3 Buckman, Keravnos 3
4 Kaskiris, ENAD 3
5 Mc Clendon, Achill 3
1 Greer, Keravnos 75%
2 Mijovic, Omonia 70%
3 Damjanovic, Kerav 65%
3 Radunovic, Apoel 65%
4 Smith, Omonia 65%
5 Sims, Apollon 65%
1 Greer, Keravnos 50.0
2 Neofitou, Omonia 40.0
3 Sims, Apollon 40.0
4 Anderson, AEK 40.0
5 Mijovic, Omonia 40.0
Free Throws
1 Greer, Keravnos 80.0
2 Sims, Apollon 80
2 Radunovic, Apoel 80
3 Smith, Omonia 80
4 Neofitou, Omonia 75
5 Damjanovic, Kerav 75
1 Greer, Keravnos
2 Mijovic, Omonia
2 Radunovic, Apoel
3 Anderson, AEK
3 Zujovic, Achilleas
4 Smith, Omonia
5 Sims, Apollon


NBL Round: 12 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 3:25:59 PM - by Eurobasket News
Kolin - USK Praha 74-84
USK Praha opened Round 12 with a road win over Kolin 84:74. Hamm Lawrence led the winners with 20 points and 5 rebounds, while Satoransky Tomas netted 14. Rogers Jon produced the same number of points in the losing effort.

Nymburk - Liberec 107-69
Nymburk deserves the 11th straight victory this season beating Liberec 107:69 at home. Jagodnik Goran was unstoppable with 28 points and 7 caroms. Marek Martin posted 18 points in the losing effort.

Opava - Geofin 71-103
Geofin had a road victory over Opava 71:103. Reinberger Stepan led the winners with 30 points, while Walker Kenny collected 19 points and 15 rebounds. Pumprla Pavel scored 15 points for the home side.

Prostejov - Podebrady 106-96
Prostejov beat Podebrady 106:96 on November 16th in Round 12. Beechum Hurl led the winners with 28 points and Pruitt Shaun collected 19 points and 15 boards. Castleberry Steve finished the night with 18 points and 10 caroms in defeat.

Decin - Pardubice 66-74
Decin and Pardubice closed the round as the latter celebrated 66:74 road victory. Sanders Levell shined for the winners with 21 points and Sykora Martin added 13. Ofoegbu John produced 15 points for the home side.


DOINICANOS IN THE NCAA11/16/2008 12:03:30 PM - by Ozell Wells

Dominicans in the NCAA
As the NCAA College Basketball season begins today Dominicans can look at the collegiate league with pride. Fifteen Dominicans will play important roles in Division I teams throughout the US. Four are freshman standouts expected to help their teams significantly. Among them is a pair of 6'10 power forwards Eloy Vargas (208-F/C) (Florida) and Alex Rivas (208-C) (South Florida). Also, there is Dagoberto Pena (201-F) (Marshall) and Steve Mejia (Rhode Island). This core will be joining Edgar Sosa (185-G-88) (Louisville) who has already become one of the best young guards in the nation, Manny Quezada (188-G-85, college: Rutgers) (San Francisco), John Garcia (206-F/C-87) (Seton Hall), Alejo Rodriguez (203-F) (Iona) and Antonio Pena (203-F-86) (Villanova). Also, there is Luis Guzman (191-G), Dalky Melendez (203-F-86) (Louisiana Monroe), Adris de Leon and Andy Genao (191-G,) (Eastern Washington), James Feldeine (193-G-88) and Jonathan Cruz (201-F) (Quinnipiac). Gerardo Suero will play for Wabash College (D. II) this year and David Manaya and Leo Liriano (193-G) could be midseason additions to Texas Tech. Chris De La Rosa (175-G) and Danny Tavares (206-F-84) are in the same position at Siena and San Diego State, where both talented players are currently not on the pre-season rosters. While baseball has long been held up as our national sport, basketball has squeezed its way into prominence over the last 15 years.


Horford continues season
Second year NBA baller Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) is continuing his exciting play and is now among the top five in the NBA in blocked shots. Horford is averaging 2.29 blocks per game behind Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum, Marcus Camby and teammate Josh Smith. Horford's success of late is due in part to his work ethic, but an injury to team star Smith has opened the gate for Horford to take a bigger part in the Hawk's success and he hasn't let fans down. Horford also finds himself among the ten leading assist men among big men and is close to averaging a double-double per game. He is averaging 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks per game with 2 assists per 31 minutes of play. For those who aren't basketball fans, be aware that this is a monstrous stat line. With his continued play Horford could be invited to his first All-Star Game this season.


First LSB results 11/16/2008 2:10:37 AM - by Gianni Pascucci

(with the help of Jaime Arevalo)

The first round of Salvadorean LSB league produced two expecetd results: title holders of ExSal largely defeated San Marcos, 107-55, confirming their ranking, thanks to a good performing from their new import, Panamanian Nicanor Rivas, while Cosmos prevailed over UTEC 94-84 at the end of a battled game.


Munich names EuroChallenge Groups 11/16/2008 4:58:04 AM - by Eurobasket News
Last night Munich named eight groups for the EuroChallenge Regular Season. Thirty two teams were divided into them and will have four teams in each pool.
Eight teams qualified directly to the regular season. Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium), Keravnos (Cyprus), Kalev (Estonia), Larissa (Greece), Virtus Bologna (Italy), Ventspils (Latvia), Lokomotiv Rostov (Russia) and Khimik (Ukraine) waited for their opponents.
Liege BC, EWE Baskets, Proteas EKA AEL, SAOS Hyeres, CSK-VVS Samara, EiffelTowers Den Bosch, BC Sumykhimprom and Bank Skyliners celebrated the last success to join the Regular Season.
Siauliai, Amsterdam, En.Czarni, TU/Rock, Telekom, Triumph and Cholet were sent from EuroCup after the first Qualification Round. On Thursday 8 more teams lots their encounters in the Qualification Round of EuroCup and joined EuroChallenge. Galatasaray, Ural Great, Gmunden, Oostende, Fribourg, Cajasol, Jerusalem and BC Kyiv.
All the groups have favorites and the teams that can struggle until the end. Due to the two Qualification rounds some of the teams earned the right to be called the favorite but they will have to prove it against the teams that were waiting for them in the groups.
The EuroChallenge Regular Season will begin on November 25 and will wrap up in early January after a holiday break. Four more games of the first round of the regular season will be played on November 26th. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Top16.

Group A
BK Ventspils
Energa Czarni
Liege BC

Group B
Telekom Basket
SAOS Hyeres
Ural Great

Group C
Benetton Olympic
Lokomotiv Rostov
Cholet Basket

Group D
Proteas EKA AEL
Allianz Swans Gmunden
BC Siauliai

Group E
Hapoel Jerusalem
EWE Baskets
Olympia Larissa
MyGuide Amsterdam

Group F
Galatasaray Caf Crown
KK Zagreb
Dexia Mons-Hainaut

Group G
CSK-VVS Samara
Tartu Rock
Base Oostende

Group H
BC Triumph
BC Kalev
Deutsche Bank SkylinersBC Kyiv


Standings - Division I11/16/2008 3:27:50 PM
1st Division Standings
 1. Kauhajoki 5-1 
 2. Salon Vilpas 4-2 
 3. Huima 4-2 
 4. BC Nokia 4-3 
 5. JKS 4-3 
 6. HNMKY 3-2 
 7. Jyvaskyla 3-3 
 8. PuHu 2-3 
 9. Honka 2-3 
 10. Ura Basket 2-4 
 11. Lapua 2-4 
 12. LoKoKo 0-5 

1.DIV.: Eric Washington scored 40 pts11/16/2008 4:55:00 PM - by Rauno Hurmalainen

1.Division, Round 6-7: Honka (Tapiola) won 3/4 quarters vs Karhu (Kauhajoki) tonight in Espoo, but lost the contest anyway 81-89 (41-36). The reasons were the
third quarter and Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama). Kauhajoki (now 5-1) won the third quarter 20-34 and Washington had a double-double 40 pts and 11 rbs. Matt Williams (200-F-77, college: Montana) led Honka with 26 pts. When BC Jyvaskyla upset JKS at Jarvenpaa 66-94, Joe Jackson (192-G-86, college: Denver) (BC JKL) had his season high 37 pts (treys 7/12). BC Nokia crushed Lapua at home 119-76. Nokia's three American players combined 91 pts! Matt Dlouhy (198-F-83, college: Montana) led Nokia with 35 pts. Newcomer LoKoKo (Loimaa) is the only team without victories. Today LoKoKo lost at home vs Vilpas (Salo) 83-88 (37-30). Jonathan Heard (198-G/F-86, agency: David Lee services) led LoKoKo with 28 pts and 16 rbs. Aubrey Conerly (183-G-83, college: Jacksonville) scored 27 pts for Vilpas. PuHu (Vantaa) had a 14-point-lead at Energy Arena vs Huima (Aanekoski), but Huima's players listened to Coach Markku Ranta and believed in themselves and won the thriller by three 83-86 (49-38). Justice Graham (195-G-79, college: Glenville St.) scored 20 pts for Huima and Marko Piplovic (207-F-76, agency: Interperformances) had a double-double (27/11) for PuHu.

Honka, Tapiola - Kauhajoki 81-89 (41-36) (Matt Williams 26, Samuli Vanttaja 13, Antti Raami 12 - Eric Washington 40/11, Roni Leimu 19, Maurice Horton 11).

JKS - BC JKL 66-94 (35-52) (Kevin Francis 16/12, Toni Honka 11, Magen McNeil 10 - Joe Jackson 37, Tuukka Ahila 19, Johan Collins 14/12).

LoKoKo - Vilpas 83-88 (37-30) (Jonathan Heard 28/16, Eryk Thomas 23, Turkka Rikkonen 10 - Aubrey Conerly 27, Amani Daanish 20/11, Quinnell Green 18).

BC Nokia - Lapua 119-76 (65-39) (Matt Dlouhy 35, Jason Holmes 29/9a, Matt Cooper 27/11 - Toni Raiski 18, Henry Umoru 15, Tyrwone Still 14).

PuHu - Huima 83-86 (49-38) (Marko Piplovic 27/11, DeWayne Richardson 18/10, Sami Marouf 11 - Justice Graham 20, Ted Morris 16/10, Heikki Laatikainen 16).

1st Division Round: 7 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 2:56:52 PM - by Eurobasket News
Honka - Kauhajoki 81-89
Kauhajoki remained in the leaders mix after they defeated Honka 89:81 on the road today. Eric Washington was unstoppable with 40 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Roni Leimu added 19 points for the winners. Matt Williams answered with 26 points for Honka as they slipped at 3-3 record.

LoKoKo - Salon Vilpas 83-88
Salon Vilpas secured the fifth win and remained on top of the table as they held off LoKoKo 88:83 away from home tonight. Aubrey Conerly nailed 27 points to lift Salon Vilpas to the victory. Amani Daanish added 20 points and 11 boards for the Vikings. Jonathan Heard responded with 28 points and 16 rebounds for LoKoKo in the loss.

BC Nokia - Lapua 119-76
Nokia fired down Lapua 119:76 to celebrate the fourth success in the championship. Matt Dlouhy accounted for 35 points and 8 rebounds for Nokia. Jason Holmes contributed 29 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the winning team. Toni Raiski netted 18 points for Lapua in defeat.

PuHu - Huima 83-86
Justice Graham knocked down two free throws late in regualation and Huima earned a tough 86:83 victory over PuHu. It was the fourth win for Huima as they occupied the third place in the standings. Justice Graham finished with 20 points for the winners. Reijo Ojanen and Heikki Laatikainen nailed 16 points each in the victory. Marko Piplovic secured 27 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort.

JKS - Jyvaskyla 66-94
Jyvaskyla thumped JKS 94:66 on the road. Joe Jackson poured in 37 points to pace the visitors. Tuukka Ahila had 19 points in the winning clause. Kevin Francis topscored for JKS with 16 points and 12 caroms.


ProA Round: 7 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 8:46:25 PM - by Eurobasket News
Rouen - Pau 81-69
Rouen outplayed Pau-Orthez at home celebrating the second victory in Pro A this season. On the other side, visitors remained the only winless team after 7 rounds. Cheikhou Thioune shined in Rouen draining 21 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. Pau-Orthez got 23 points from Antoine Mendy.

Chalon - Besancon 81-63
Comfortable victory for Chalon, who had couple of players in a game mood. Experienced Stephane Risacher netted 16 while Zack Wright and Darnell Harris scored 15 points apiece. Actually, Wright was pretty close to triple-double as he had 10 more assists and 8 rebounds. Tommy Gunn once again was better than the others in Besancon delivering 14 points. Both teams had 3-3 record before this round.

Le Mans - Orleans 67-78
In the last game of Round 7 Orleans surprised Le Mans on the road, so both teams have 5-2 record now. Aldo Curti and Brian Greene scored 14 points each while Terence Dials, Ryvon Covile and Cedrick Banks had 12 points apiece in Orleans. Dewarick Spencer collected 18 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts.

Strasbourg - ASVEL 81-86
Very important victory for ASVEL, the fifth one this season. Amara Sy was central figure of the game collecting 17 points and 12 rebounds. Laurent Foirest had one point more than him. Strasbourg got 17 points and 5 rebs from John Allen slipping on 3-4.

Vichy - Cholet 68-57
Vichy grabbed it vs Cholet at home, thus both teams are on the same record now 2-5. Amadi McKenzie top-scored for the winners with 18 points. Kareem Reid and Zach Moss followed adding 12 points apiece. Antywane Robinson collected 17 points and 9 boards for the loosing side.

Dijon - Hyeres-Toulon 98-87
It was another game between two teams with the same score after 6 appearances (3-3). Dijon is the one who moved up thanks to Reggie Williams and his 21 points and 8 boards. Hyeres-Toulon had Austin Nichols on fire during the whole game. He drained 10 triples of 14 attempts stopping on impressive 45 points.

Roanne - Nancy 74-79
Extremely important 5-point victory for Nancy, who remains on top of Pro B with 6-1. The same score also has Gravelines (Le Mans plays on Sunday). Lamayne Wilson delivered 17 points and pulled down 6 rebounds for the winners. Taj Gray scored 33 points and grabbed 8 boards for the hosts, but they faced with second defeat so far.

Gravelines - Le Havre 79-46
Gravelines totally destroyed Le Havre at home with plus 33. Tony Skinn shined for the hosts netting 22 points. T.J. Thompson scored 14 in defeat. Gravelines now has 6-1 while Le Havre dropped on 1-6.

Pau-Orthez signs Daniel HORTON11/16/2008 9:10:35 AM - by Gregory Caru
Just before suffer his seventh defeat(0-7)Pau-Orthez has signed Daniel Horton in order to replace Josh Duncan injured and in order to change his organisation.Horton is a Guard who can play for him and for his team.Last year he has demonstrated his capacities in HyA¨res-Toulon(pro a) with 14,6ppg 5,8apg 1,3spg in 11 games, and he knows the european championships because he has played in Karsiyaka(TUR) and Nicosie(CYP).With this player and with a new coach(Mopsus)Pau-Orthez is trying to search a tactical solution after too defeats and problems with Moncade and Heurtel another guards.But it will be very difficult with injuries of Emmett and Page signed few time ago.Daniel Horton (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Michigan)


The 53 Month Dry Spell In Bamberg Continues As The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Lose In Bamberg 66 To 6111/16/2008 7:56:00 PM - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The mini Bamberg curse grew a bit more as the Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost a hard fought battle in Bamberg 66 to 61. Frankfurt lost their ninth game in a row against the Brose Baskets Bamberg and had their three game winning streak snapped. Dirk Bauermann is not coach anymore, but was in the Jako arena to watch his old team and just his mere presence may of awoken old ghosts that may of effected the Frankfurt play down the stretch. In crunch time, The Brose Baskets Bamberg were a tick better than Frankfurt. They hit some big shots, while we missed some easy shots. We also missed some key rebounds and it is never easy to come back on the road, stated American center Anthony King (206-F/C, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL). Bamberg saved their best for last as they found some extra energy hidden in their storage tanks.Coach Fleming said in the timeout that we have tomorrow off, so he told us to give that extra energy to win, said American guard Michael Jordan (183-G-77, agency: Court Side, college: Pennsylvania).

The Brose Baskets Bamberg wanted to send a signal fast by getting big man Alexander Johnson (208-F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Florida St.) the ball inside and he responded with the first six Bamberg points via the free throw line. Frankfurt showed their first impulses with two Konrad Wysocki (202-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Princeton)i hoops. Now after a few minutes of getting used to the tempo, both teams slowly formed their rhythm. German guard Demond Greene (185-G-79, agency: Court Side) hit a three pointer with a Roller hand in his face, and Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) showcased his running hook shot. American Eric Taylor (201-F-76, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: St.Francis,PA) took advantage of a Frankfurt let down on defense and barrelled into the zone closing with a thunderous left handed dunk. Bamberg closed out the first quarter with a lightening bolt going on a eight to two run. Robert Garrett (193-G-77, agency: SportsTalent) sunk a three pointer and Eric Taylor followed up his own rebound. Bamberg led 19 to 13 after one quarter and the biggest heartache that Murat Didin had to hide were the seven turnovers.

The second quarter didnt get any better at first as Michael Jordan nailed a three pointer and Robert Garrett followed with two three pointers. Frankfurt seemed a bit tense, slightly intimidated by the boisterous fans and a bit lethargic at times on the court. Bamberg now led 28 to 18, and this might of brought back sad memories from last years game in Bamberg, where the team lost by more than 30 points. However Frankfurt stayed awake and did not let Bamberg go on a big run. Murat Didin brought in American Adam Emmenecker, who brought in his usual energy on defense and also dished out some yummy blue berry pie desert offering passes to Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) and Konrad Wysockii. Frankfurt was marching back, but Bamberg continued to score. Bamberg was being very clever mixing up the offense with inside/out play with hoops from Jordan and Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) from outside and inside from American Alexander Johnson. Bamberg led 35 to 26, but Frankfurt was still on the court with both feet, whereas Bamberg might already have been in the locker room with one foot. Evtimov and Roller scored and Frankfurt was only trailing 35 to 31 at the intermission. Frankfurt had controlled organization in the second quarter only giving up one turnover, but their 22% three point shooting was what was breaking their backs. Despite their injuries, I think that Frankfurt was doing a good job. The pick and role defense was giving them problems, stated German national coach Dirk Bauermann .

The third quarter started off with a bang as Ilian Evtimov dug out a new weapon, the fade away jumper. His long distant shots and running hook shots were known, but a fade way jumper? He hit two from almost the same spot and one could of turned back the clock 20 years and it easily could have been Boston Celtic legend Kevin McHale (180-G-88) taking the shot. I never thought of imitating Kevin McHale. It was simply what happened at that point. I was posting up against smaller guys and it was the logical thing to do. My dad played against Mchale, but I never saw him play, because the NBA was not established back in Europe in the 80s, said Ilian Evtimov. Now the game would get character as no team would let the other team go on a run. American Anthony King slowly got his game started as he tied the score at 37 with a fade away jumper. Somehow Bamberg quietly escaped on a five to zero run to lead again 42 to 37. However The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were showing relentless fire in their eyes with only one target on mind being the opponents basket. Frankfurt was storming into the zone and Bamberg had no resistance. Anthony King scored in the paint past the experienced Eric Taylor making him look like a Basketball tourist lost on the court and Derrick Allen followed that upscoring past two Bamberg players.

The last minutes of the third quarter remained exciting as both teams would trade baskets and Bamberg would take the lead three times with Frankfurt tieing each time. The best basket of the game was the hoop by Anthony King, who was double teamed under the hoop by Tim Ohlbrecht (211-C/F-88, agency: Pro One Sports) and Eric Taylor, but King found a away to get between them and score. This had to be the last clear sign that Anthony King had found a permanent nest in the Skyliner organization. Bamberg led 50 to 48 after three quarters. Frankfurt continued to be helpless from three point land shooting 22%. Their defense was working, but offense was not potent enough as their was simply not enough scoring being distributed.

The fourth quarter had two distinct faces for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. It started off with a happy face as Frankfurt rolled out on a 6-0 run, but the face would soon turn sour as Bamberg regained the lead and would never relinquish it again on this day. On the six to zero run, Anthony King was involved in all three hoops. He scored inside past 102 game ex NBA player Alexander Johnson, then scoring again inside off his own rebound and then showing his passing brilliance throwing a Roger Clemons fast ball to German Konrad Wysockii in the zone for two points. Frankfurt led 54 to 50, but as is so often the case in the game of Basketball, the momentum changed in favour for Bamberg. The Jared Newson three pointer and the Max Weber (201-G/F-85) offensive foul was the big turning point. It was tough coming back after that, expressed Ilian Evtimov. Serb Predrag Suput hit a three pointer and Bamberg led 57 to 54. Anthony King saved his best for last scoring past Alexander Johnson again and making him look more like a student and himself the teacher. Bamberg now played even more intelligent going more often to Johnson as the Frankfurt defense was helpless against the strong center. Evtimov continued to make clutch shots scoring on another fade away jumper cutting the Bamberg lead to 61 to 58. It was crunch time, but Frankfurt could not find a way to take the lead. We were missing shots at the end that we usually make and we couldnt make the defensive stops, said Ilain Evtimov. Derrick Allen followed with a lay up after a very difficult Evtimov pass off intense ball pressure. Michael Jordan than hit a free throw and Bamberg led 64 to 61. With thirty seconds to play, Frankfurt could of sent the game into overtime, but instead of letting a three point specialist shoot, it was Derrick Allen who shot from the parking lot and missed. This left Frankfurt paralyzed for a split second, which enabled Filiberto Riviera to go coast to coast and score on a lay up and give Bamberg the well deserved win at the end.
The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by American Anthony King who had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four steals. I just did what coach Didin told me to do. I played hard and was rewarded. I was lucky at times getting the bounces on the rim, said Anthony King. We have some very good big men. Anthony did a good job today. He didnt get a double double just like that. It was talent, stated Michael Jordan. Ilian Evtimov added 15 points and Derrick Allen chipped in with 11 points. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were led by American Alexander Johnson with 12 points and German Robert Garrett contributed 10 points.

Even though The Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost, they showed a lot of toughness and grit just coming up a bit short at the end. If Frankfurt had just hit a few more three pointers, then they could of won. Frankfurt shot only 17% from three point land, while Bamberg shot 44%. Bamberg controlled the boards 32 to 30. The most positive thing gained by the loss for Frankfurt was the spirited effort by Anthony King. It is never a pleasure to lose, but Ilian Evtimov found some positives out of the loss. We played strong defense and kept Bamberg in the 60s. We just have to score more. The rebounding stats dont really show it, but we lost some key rebounds. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners go back to the drawing board on Thursday November 20 at 19:30 as they host the Nordlingen Giants in cup play. Losing cant be on the menu of this do or die game.

1.Bundesliga Round: 10 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 4:45:51 PM - by Eurobasket News
NY Phantoms - Duesseldorf 63-74
Duesseldorf had a road win over NY Phantoms in Round 10 of BBL 74:63. Winters, Brendan led the winners with 15 points, while Bailey Brant, Carter Marc and Kosmalski Logan had 11 each. Franklin, William ended up with 21 points in the losing effort.

Brose Baskets - Dt.Bank SKY 66-61
Brose Baskets moved up to 5-4 by edging the Deutsche Bank Skyliners 66:61. Alexander Johnson paced the winners with 12 points while Robert Garrett added 10. Anthony King had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Skyliners,

TBB Trier - EWE Baskets 72-70
TBB Trier survived a thriller over EWE Baskets 72:70. Shtein Maksym top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 9 boards, whilst Raivio Derek netted 19. Gardner Jason finished the night with 16 points for the visitors.

Walter Tigers - Bremerhaven 68-51
Walter Tigers Tubingen topped Eisbaren Bremenhaven 68:51 as Katic Rasko the only one for the winners to reach double digits. He poured in 16 points, while Ivey Jeb was the only one in defeat for double digit as well. The latter ended up with 10 points and 4 assists.

Noerdlingen - ALBA 42-72
Alba stayed atop the German League standings and improved to 7-1 in the standings by thrashing Giants Nordlingen 42:72 on the road. Casey Jacobsen paced the winners with 19 points, while Ansu Sesay added 12. Westley Omari had 12 points for the home side.

Goettingen - Telekom B. 70-65
BG 74 Gottingen beat Telekom Baskets Bonn 70:65. Lee Charles paced the winners with 17 points and 11 caroms, while Jacobson Ben nailed 13. Frazier Winsome poured in 16 points in the losing effort.

ratiopharm - Koeln 99ers 90-88
ratiopharm Ulm rallied from a 16-point deficit to edge Koln 99ers 90:88. Five players reached double digits as Humphrey Lee led all of them with 19 points. Turner Robert and Hunt Jeremy posted 18 points apiece for the guests.

Pad.Baskets - Art.Dragons 95-85
Artland Dragons fell at 6-4 due to a 95:85 road loss against Paderborn Baskets. Steven Esterkamp paced Paderborn with 25 points. Darius Hall had 24 points for the Dragons, Adam Hess 14, Will Blalock 12 and Darren Fenn 11.

USC Freiburg hire Marin Petric11/16/2008 6:08:54 AM - by Moritz Korff
Marin Petric (190-G-80) has joined USC Freiburg (2. Bundesliga Pro B). Petric started the 2007-08 season with Capone Duesseldorf and moved south later: He averaged 13.3 points, 3.5 boards and 2.9 assists through 12 games for C.B. Aridane Teneriffe (Spain, EBA), before joining LEB Bronze outfit C.B. Grupo Promobys Tijola in January 08. He saw action in 17 contests until the end of the season and posted 4.1 points a game.

Standings - 1. Bundesliga11/16/2008 4:49:06 PM
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. ALBA 7-1 
 2. Bonn 6-3 
 3. Oldenburg 6-4 
 4. Art.Dragons 6-4 
 5. Ulm 6-4 
 6. Goettingen 5-2 
 7. Bamberg 5-4 
 8. Braunschweig 5-4 
 9. Ludwigsb. 5-4 
 10. Duesseldorf 5-4 
 11. Frankfurt 5-4 
 12. Tuebingen 5-5 
 13. Trier 5-5 
 14. Noerdlingen 4-6 
 15. Paderborn 3-6 
 16. Koeln 99ers 3-7 
 17. Giessen 2-8 
 18. Bremerhaven 1-9 

ProB Round: 8 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 3:57:37 PM - by Eurobasket News
Telemotive - B'guessbach 86-74
Telemotive defeated B'guessbach 86:74 in Round 8 at home. Bryant Johnnie and Stemler Lance led the winners with 21 points each. Land Erik collected 26 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Mainz - Hannover 82-92
Hannover improved to 4-4 after 92:82 over Mainz. Douloudis Babis paced all the winners with 28 points and Townsend Deandre nailed 24. Ickert Ilja and Zuiderveen Mike posted 24 points each in defeat.

Franken Hexer - Osnabrueck 75-61
Franken Hexer overcame Osnabrueck 75:61 on Sunday. Schneider Dominik top-scored for the winners with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Ahnsehl Sascha posted 20 points for the visiotrs.

Stahnsdorf - Speyer 84-70
Stahnsdorf beat Speyer 84:70 to close the round on November 16th. Howard Ronald poured in 19 points, while Clark Jonathan collected 18 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Harris Elias brought 25 points and 6 boards in defeat.

Wolfenbuettel - Ehingen 96-83
Whitman Connor led Wolfenbuettel with 26 points and Theis Frank added 25 as their team ovecame Ehingen 96:83. Standhardinger Christian ended up with 25 points in the losing effort.

Rhoendorf - Herten 78-70
Rhoendorf improves on top with 8-0 after defeating Herten 78:70. Rojik Christopher paced the favorites with 24 points and 14 caroms. Chones Kendall nailed 22 points for the guests.

SU Braunsch. - proveo Merl. 74-81
Proveo Merlins overcame Braunschweig 81:74 as Olafsson led the winners with 18 points. Wysocki Kevin edned up with 15 points in the losing effort.

Landshut - Freiburg 84-81
Landshut edged Freiburg 84:81 to take 2-6 record. Forchion Tamal top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Wormely Horace added 18. Jeka Lee posted 27 points in defeat, whilst Crawford Domonique scored 24.


A1 Round: 6 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 6:15:51 PM - by Chris Mammides
Aris - PAOK 87-76
Aris having in an amazing day the American point guard Keydren Clark and with a very good fourth quarter, beat the refreshed team of PAOK with 87-76. Top scorer was Clark with 23 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists, while from PAOK, the newcomer Mulaomerovic showed that he will help PAOK even though his 7 points were not enough for his team, Vasiliadis scored 16 while Dejan Tomasevic most probably is leaving Thessalonica and PAOK.

Estia Egaleo - Kavala/Panorama 72-77
A historic victory took place in Egaleo on behalf of Coach Pilafidis team, Kavala/Panorama who succeeded the first ever win, in fact road-win in Egaleo with Will Daniels (203-F-86, college: Rhode Island) scoring 27 points and 9 rebounds being the MVP of the game and the hero of Kavala in this very first victory. From Egaleo, Chris Bracey scored 14 points while Goldwire is history! The newcomers Raimonds Gabrans (188-G-84) and Donnie McGrath (193-G-84, college: Providence) shoed some good aspects but they were all alone, they finish the game with 12 and 11 points respectively.

Trikala 2000 - Kolossos Rodou 75-94
The team of Coach Sferopoulos proves for another week that the job which took place this summer in Rhodes Island was very professional and that Kolossos is a very serious team with two very good American players. Last night, Smith and Harris scored the 40 points of their team and actually overcome all the defensive plans of Coach Christopoulos, who saw his team Trikala receiving 17 points from Prodromos Nikolaidis and 19 points from Massi without having any other player with double digits.

Olympiakos - AEK 101-84
The game was a derby for about 33 minutes as Coach Flevarakis team with an amazing Thompson (his best game with the yellow jersey of AEK) and very good peripheral game made the life of Yiannakis read player not so good, but the only undefeated team in the A1 league prove to be a very strategic team as the last 7 minutes was a continuous monologue on behalf of Olympiakos players. Top scorer was Greer with 20 points followed by Bourousis who finished the game with 16 points. On behalf of AEK, top scorers were Nemeth and Bryant both scoring 15 points.

Panellinios - Panathinaikos 84-74
Coach Obradovics Panathinaikos was not able to keep its clear record as the defeat from Panellinios is taking the green team to the 5-1 record. For another week proved the big problems faced in the paint, the 36-21 rebounds from Panellinios is making the problem quite obvious while after Pekovic there is not really another true center in the team. The steady game from Batiste was not able to help the green team; it is more obvious than ever that Panathinaikos needs urgently a back-up center! Top scorer and MVP of the game was Radenovic with 21 points followed by Golemac with 16 points 8 rebounds and 9 assists. From Panathinaikos who is having a very difficult and challenging week (in Euroleague and the game against the top seated Olympiakos) top scorer was Jasikevicius with 16 points while Spanoulis and Diamantidis scored 6 and 5 points respectively.

Panionios - AEL 1964 74-57
Another one game was a derby for 32 minutes as the score was very close for three quarters; the newcomers Lampropoulos and Komatos were not enough for Coach Alexandris team, who saw one of his weapons the American Mejia not being able to help the Larissa team due to the early fouls. Apostolidis and Francis tried their best but Panionios has a full roster and a great team. The top scorers on behalf of Coach Trifunovic team were the Americans Miles and Baxter with 17 points per peace while Torin Francis scored 13 for AEL.

Olympia Larissas - Marousi 69-78
Another road win for Coach Markopoulos team took place last night in Larisa. The loaned center (from Olympiakos) Loukas Mavrokefalidis was great, he scored 24 points and dashed down 5 rebounds being the stepping stone of this victory for the team of Marousi. Pata Kalathis was also very good while on behalf of the home team, the German Schoultze was all alone as his 19 points were not enough to harm the Athenians. King and BAtis scored 13 points per peace.

Panellinios beat Panathinaikos 84-74!11/16/2008 12:52:52 PM - by Simon Varvakis
Panellinios beat Panathinaikos 84-74!

Panellinios managed to defeat one the most expensive teams in Europe, Panathinaikos who seemed to be lacking that extra factor to take the game against the the team of Panellinios that played a superb offensive game.

The defense of Panellinios was commendable and their offensive plays were well executed against Panathinaikos that seemed to be out of place. The return of Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) to Panathinaikos has not brought them an expected improvement in their offensive game and their defense was not up to scratch.

Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland) was fighting on his own, both literally and metaphorically. Panathinaikos lacked a clear mind in their decision making process and many times they found themselves holding the ball after the 24 seconds had expired. Even Diamantidis wasn't putting up a good performance for Panathinaikos.

Panellinios played smart and fast while they made excellent use of their key scorers. Golemac and Ivan Radenovic (208-F-84, college: Arizona) had a party under the hoop of Panathinaikos and Anthony Grundy added the finishing touches by displaying scoring ability and sheer basketball IQ. Ther MVP of the game was Golemac amassing 16pts 8reb 9assists!!. The final blow was given by an ex-player of Panathinaikos, Giorgos Kalaitzis who scored a crucial 3-pointer when the ball was weighing a ton and tension was at all time-high!

Quarters: 18-24, 36-39, 64-57, 84-74

PANELLINIOS (Zouros) Ostoic 7, Manolis Papamakarios (190-G-80) 7, Kalaitzidis 6, Kalaitzis 9, Grundy 11 , Newley 7, Nadjfeji, Petrovic, Jurica Golemac (209-F-77) 16 , Ivan Radenovic 21

PANATHINAIKOS (Obradovic) Sarunas Jasikevicius 16, Kecman 4, Vassilis Spanoulis 5, Stratos Perperoglou (203-G-84) 12 (2), Batiste 7, Antonis Fotsis (210-F-81) 12 (2), Nicholas, Tsartsaris 8, Diamantidis 6, Pekovic 4

Standings - B Division11/16/2008 1:17:04 PM
B Standings
 1. Komotini 6-0 
 2. Ikaros K. 5-1 
 3. Arkadikos 5-1 
 4. Periko-Arhelao 4-2 
 5. Apollon K. 4-2 
 6. OFI 4-2 
 7. AIAS Evosmou 3-3 
 8. Doukas 3-3 
 9. Amyntas 3-3 
 10. Lavrio 3-3 
 11. Anagennisi 3-3 
 12. Ikaroi Serron 2-4 
 13. Halkida 1-5 
 14. Sporting 1-5 
 15. Goumenissa 1-5 
 16. P.Faliro 0-6 


Elite Sport and Sat win Game 111/16/2008 2:01:37 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
As it was easy to forecast, Elite Sport and Sat-Markvision are walking towards a Final showdown in the Clausura playoff . Led by Jose Luis Burbano (186-G/F-85), who scored 26 points, Elite Sport defeated Le Mans 77-63 in Game 1 of the Semifinals. The other best performers were Alejandro Carrillo (191-F-88) with 19 pts, in Elite Sport, and Bobby Aitkenhead (188-G-82, college: SMU), with 20, in Le Mans. Sat Markvision, instead, defeated RL 92-73, led by Oscar Salguero (196-F-87) and Paul Rosales (182-g-75), while the best performer in RL was inside player Jose Luis Lopez (186-G/F-77). Game 2 of the Semifinals will be played tonight.


FEB Results: Round 1211/16/2008 8:14:02 AM - by Sanders Jackson

Saturday night in FEB action, in the 2nd rotation of the Dutch FEB competition, defending Dutch champions Eclipse Jet/MyGuide pulled off a close home win over Hanzevast Capitals, while Matrixx Magixx, Rotterdam Challengers and Landstede Basketball each won on the road.

In the Sporthallen-Zuid in the Eclipse Jet/MyGuide-Hanzevast Capitals matchup, the defending Dutch champions managed to remain with an unblemished record thanks to two free throws by ace
Teddy Gipson (193-G/F-80, agency: 540 Sports, college: Arkansas), helping Eclipse Jet/MyGuide escape with a 71-70 win. Gipson was fouled by Hanzevast's Will Whittington (191-G/F-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Marist) on the last shot attempt of the game with no time remaining, cooly sinking both free throws to preserve Eclipse Jet/MyGuide's perfect record. CC Harrison (194-G-76, agency: Court Side, college: N.Carolina St.) led Eclipse Jet/MyGuide with 17 pts. Hanzevast's Rogier Jansen (188-G-84, agency: Court Side) led all scorers with 21 pts. The defending Dutch champions are now 9-0, while Hanzevast falls to 7-4.

In Weert, in a game in which neither team really put its best foot forward, Matrixx still had enough quality in house to pull off a 75-67 road win over Upstairs Weert. Matrixx managed to create enough resistance to keep Upstairs at bay, also taking advantage of poor three-point shooting and bad ball decisions by the Limburgers. During a four minute span in the 3rd quarter, Matrixx's Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius) scored nine points to give Matrixx a 51-39 lead, which forced Upstairs into a gap they could never overcome. Even though the Limburgers would eventually close the gap to margins of 68-63 and 71-67, Matrixx still had enough answers, with a Gerrit Brigitha (204-F/C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) three-pointer with 1:00 remaining the nail in the coffin. Wilson led Matrixx with 20 pts. with 11 rebounds, and Brigitha added 15. Matrixx moves now to 7-4, while Upstairs fall to 4-7.

In Leeuwarden, in a game marred by technical fouls, many whistles, lots of free throws attempts, and overal bad play, the Rotterdam Challengers made it a sequel from their first matchup of the season, winning over Aris Friesland by the score of 80-70. It was a mini version of the Houston Rockets-Phoenix Suns matchup this past week, with no Shaquille O'Neal in sight to shove guys away. At the end of the 3rd quarter/beginning of the 4th quarter there were technical fouls whistled on Rotterdamers Charles Richardson (178-G-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Nebraska) and Martin Iti (213-C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: N.Mexico St.) and Aris players Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement), Kevin Steenberge (211-C-83, agency: 540 Sports, college: Richmond) and Jayme Miller (205-F-85, agency: Passing Lane), and were a total of 50 fouls, 71 free throw attempts and alleged influence from the officials.

Midway in the 3rd quarter, with Aris leading, the drama started when the technical and flagrant fouls were whistled, which added up to 12 free throw attempts, four ball possessions and a controversial situation with the ball possession arrow. When the smoke cleared, the Rotterdammers were up 63-61 and never relinquished the lead. FEB current to scorer Bobby Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Va Commonwealth) led the Rotterdammers with 19 pts., with Richardson adding 18. Bauscher led Aris with a game-high 20 pts. Thw win improves Rotterdam's record to an even 5-5, with Aris blowing again a big opportunity (with also consecutive losses to struggling teams BlueStream Seals and Upstairs Weert), with heavyweights Hanzevast Capitals, Eclipse Jet/MyGuide, West-Brabant Giants and Matrixx Magixx coming up in their front view mirror.

In Leiden, in a game in which both teams were thirsty for a win, Landstede Basketball still has ZZ Leiden's number in the Vijfmeihal, with a dagger in the last seconds by recent acquision Frank Young (196-F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: W.Virginia) helping Landstede escape with a 71-70 win. It was the end of a bad four-game skid for Landstede, who gained vengence on ZZ in its first loss (and only win for ZZ Leiden this season) on October 4th. Robby Bostain (191-G/F-84, agency: Sports Plus International, college: Furman) and Gerad Punch (193-G/F-84, college: Furman) both scored 20 pts. each to lead Landstede. David Chiotti (206-F/C-84, agency: Court Side, college: N.Mexico) led ZZ with 20 pts. Landstede moves to 4-7, while ZZ falls to a league-worst 1-9.


Round 6, saturday's games11/16/2008 7:07:48 AM - by Tamas Deri
(24-19, 26-21, 22-17, 26-13)
Szolnok,Att.: 2000, Referees: Stickel, Foldvari, Gyurka
SZOLNOK: Jerome Coleman (185-G-81, agency: CAA Sports, college: Rutgers) 22/6, Laszlo Cziczas (188-G-79) 14/9, Donald Wilson (193-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Portland) 22/6, Jurkunas 3/3, Jamal Basit (206-C-78, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Delaware) 16, Harazin 10, Gal 3/3, Szabo P. 5, Cseh Gy., Toth V., Kovacs D. 3, Sonyak B., Coach: Por Peter
DEBRECEN: Steve Dagostino (180-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: St.Rose (NY)) 18/3, Kutasi 3, Toth G. 7/3, Takacs D. 4, Kennerly 8, Gary Ware (206-F/C-83, agency: Tank Sports, college: Purdue) 19/3, Maxwell 11, Kovacs I., Erdei A, Coach: Walke Karoly

(19-22, 17-24, 16-17, 22-25)
Nyiregyhaza, Att.: 800, Referees: Vetek, Balogh L., Bolcsfoldi
NYIREGYHAZA: Branko Savic (181-G-79) 21/3, Booker 12, Nagy K., Erno Sitku (208-C-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 17/3, Jelesijevic 13/3, Siska 9/9, Wehner 2, Lekli, Farkas A., Coach: Kmezic Zoran
KECSKEMET: DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84, college: Kent St.) 17/6, Horvath 6, Mike Dale (197-G/F-84, college: S.Illinois) 15, Szabo Zs. 9/3, Klaiber 13/3, Peter Toth (200-G-88) 12, Patrick Simpson (206-F-83, college: SMU) 16, Tornoczky, Coach: Zsoldos Andras

(26-22, 26-26, 9-17, 13-18)
Sopron, Att.: 2000, Referees: Teczely, Domokos, Minarovics
SOPRON: Alvin Cruz (186-G-82, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Niagara) 20/9, P.J. Couisnard (193-G/F-84, college: Wichita St.) 12/3, David Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) 20/9, Kortelyesi, Dies 15, Halmai, Csorvasi 2, Boldizsar 5/3, Vesztergom, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert
FALCO: Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 26/6, Pankar 8/6, Andrija Ciric (199-G-80, agency: Beo Basket) 20/9, Horvath 10/3. Perincic 10/3, Lakatos, Ocitti 7, Vida, Harrelson 2, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic

Planet Leasing Dombovar KC - Enternet Hegyvidek 97-70
(22-21, 26-18, 25-16, 24-15)
Dombovar, Att.: 1000, Referees: Nagy L., Mintal, Sagi
DKC: LaGrange 10/3, Clark 6, Deak 11/6, Ferenc Bodi (198-F-77) 15/3, Anthony Dill (200-F-81, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) 21/6, Jonathan Jones (211-C-79, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM)) 16/6, Molnar M. 7, Balogh, Szoke, Simon N. 7/6, Vas P. 2, Klir 2, Coach: Peter Stahl
HEGYVIDEK: Rujak 5, Farago 4, Kovats R. 4, Peter Hajmasy (194-F-88) 21/15, Gabor Fulop (206-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 16, Will 9, Beak 9/9, Lazar 2, Baross, Mocsai, Coach: Kovats Laszlo

(23-17, 1816, 2210, 1821)
Paks, Att,: 1200, Referees: Pali, Drab, Hollosy
ASE: Nichols 2, Nick Williams (192-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Cincinnati) 15/6, Charles Gosa (202-F-77, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: N.Mexico St.) 22/9, Ashante JOHNSON 17/3, Csaplar-Nagy E. 3/3, Robert Gulyas (213-C-74) 15, Meszaros 3/3, Kiss Zs., Medve 4, Morgen, Panta, Coach: Sabali Balazs
ZTE KK: Hinnant 6, Calvin Watson (196-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) 27/3, Kaman 2, Jones 10, Helbich 11, Toth A., Gaspar 3/3, Trepak 3, Simon L., Baki 2, Coach: Volgyi Peter

(2023, 15-19, 22-21, 12-23)
Krmend, Att.: 2000, Referees: Szabo G., Maar, Toth G.
KORMEND: Auriantal 11/6, Fodor 12/3, Ferencz, George Banks (202-C/F-72, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: UTEP) 25/6, Bialek 11, Fodor M. 10, McCollough, Trummer, Keresztes, Hegedus, Coach: Krivacevic Dragoljub
ALBACOMP: Balazs Simon (188-G-80, agency: Court Side) 20/12, Hanga 7, Soos 6/6, Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) 35/3, Morrison 9, Gobi 6, Keller 3/3, Coach: Peresztegi Nagy Akos


Sunday games11/16/2008 6:06:36 PM - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Snaefell with a big win over FSU tonight. 88-61. FSU missing Arni Ragnarsson. Snaefell big trio Sigurdur Thorvaldsson (201-F-80, agency: IceBasket) 25 Hlynur Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82, agency: IceBasket) and Jon Olafur Jonsson 23 + 12 rebs each were too much for young FSU team. Tyler Dunaway (188-G-85, college: Al.-Huntsville) had 16 pts for FSU.

Breidablik had a bad 1 quarter 14-29 and could not catch that up. Breidablik team is facing a lot of injury on key players. Grindavik who are in second place had a easy win.
Daniel Gudmundsson & Nemanja Sovic each had 18 pts for home team. Pall Axel Vilbergsson 21 for Grindavik.

Thor 77 Tindastoll 82 Another loss for Thor in last minutes of the game. Lost fourth quarter by 10 pts.
Leading scorers for Thor. Cedric Isom (188-G-84, agency: IceBasket, college: E.Texas Baptist) 33. Gudmundur Jonsson (191-G-84) & Baldur Jonasson 15 each.
For Tindastoll. Darrell Flake 21. Allan Fall (182-G-81) & Svavar Birgisson 18 each.

Friday games11/16/2008 5:55:07 PM - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Snaefell lost at home against IR 86-91 Bad second quarter from Snaefell was too much for them. Hlynua Baeringsson with double-double 13 + 12. Sigurdur Thorvaldsson with good shooting 10/16 and 28 pts. Jon Olafur Jonsson 23.
For IR the experience guard Eirikur Onundarson 21. Sveinbjorn Claessen 20 Olafur Aron Ingvason 18.

Njardvik 92 Thor 79 Tight game until late in the game when Thor bench got two tecnical fouls.
Magnus Gunnarsson (184-G-81) 27 & Logi Gunnarsson (190-G-81, agency: CAA Sports) 25 were key players for Njardvik. As usual Cedric Isom (188-G-84, agency: IceBasket, college: E.Texas Baptist) leading Thor with 25 pts. Jon Orri Kristjansson 14 pts + 13 rebs

Tindastoll 92. Skallagrimur 67. Another loss for Skallagrimur but they got good performance from just hired player/coach Igor Beljanski (201-C-78, college: Chaminade) 31 pts.
For Tindastoll Soren Flaeng 23 pts


Basket Star a prou part of Chandrayaan 111/16/2008 3:20:46 AM - by Anil Kumar

As a Kerala state player, George Koshy used to shoot the ball into the basket during his college days. Today, as a rocket scientist with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the tall, 58-year-old M.Tech from IIT-Bombay is the project director for Chandrayaan-1, India's maiden unmanned moon mission, and on his broad shoulders rests the venture's success.

As things stand, on Oct 22, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C11) rocket carrying the lunar orbiter and six other satellites will blast off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Like a basketball player without any fixed positions, Koshy joining ISRO in 1972 and was rotated in different departments - fabrication, tool design, the Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) project - ISRO's first rocket - and development of the PSLV separation systems.

For Koshy, Chandrayaan will be his third major space mission.

He was mission director when ISRO launched an Israeli satellite in a stripped down version of PSLV in January and played a similar role when the space agency sent up a cluster of 10 satellites in April.

While the PSLV rocket for the previous missions and the current one are the same, Koshy terms each launch as unique, with its own set of challenges and calculations.

Speaking about the moon rocket, Koshy told IANS: 'The vehicle structure was altered to accomodate bigger strap-on motors.'

Traditionally the PSLV's six strap-on motors are 10 metres in length and carry nine tonnes of solid propellant each. For the moon mission, they have been extended to 13.5 metres and will each carry 12 tonnes of fuel.

'All the six motors have been ground tested,' Koshy said.

As a matter of abundant caution, the PSLV rocket has been padded up with additional thermal insulation.

Koshy said the fabrication of the 316-tonne rocket started two years ago and its integration with the lunar orbiter took another two months.

The rocket will sling into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GSO) the cuboid-shaped spacecraft.

With a lifespan of two years, the spacecraft will start orbiting the moon from Nov 8. It will also release a moon impact probe that will land on the lunar surface on Nov 14 - celebrated in India as Children's Day to mark the birthday of the country's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

The other notable feature of the moon rocket is that it will be the last one to be guided by ISRO's old avionics systems.

'We have developed our own processor that would start guiding our rockets from next year,' Koshy said.

According to him, ISRO is working on plans to increase the thrust of the rocket's upper stage and carry more fuel in the second stage.

Koshy said ISRO is getting enquiries for the launch of 500-600 kg satellites. A new vehicle with ideal capacity would lower launch costs, he added.

As ISRO sends around four rockets up every year, one year's production was always in the pipeline, he pointed out.

Hailing from a big family of seven sisters and one brother, Koshy, the son of a Maths professor, is the only rocket scientist in his family. Even his daughter and son have stayed away from this tricky craft while his wife Rani Mary George is a principal scientist at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute at Thiruvananthapuram.

Slated to retire in 2010, the rocket scientist has no career regrets.

'If I have to start my career all over again, I will choose ISRO as my employer,' he asserted.

Meanwhile, the basketball fraternity can be proud that one amongst them is getting into a world famous mission.

Courtesy - Indian Express


TIGERS ALSO INTO THE QUARTERS!11/16/2008 11:51:01 AM - by Ozell Wells
16th Nov 2008

While other teams might have succumb to the lack of an end result a third of the way into the season the Elks have shown true character, as they continue to build despite all things seemingly going against them.
In a tough first quarter, with the luck again appearing to be with the opposing side, the Elks managed to fight against though opposition in the form of Tralee, who at times seemed to have 7 players on the court. Though the visitors managed to pull ahead 34 27 to gain a 7 point lead.
Again the Elks shown that they are a match for anyone in this league in the second quarter, putting in a superb team performance, against Tralee and all their stars. Holding onto the 7 point advantage the Tigers took a score of 57 50 in their favour into their half time team talk.
Some might have feared for the worse when looking back on some of the Elks performances after the break and thought this could be the moment when Tralee took control, but unfortunately for the travelling team they werent going to get it easy for even a minute. The Elks competing for everything on the court, and getting what they deserved now, cutting the lead down by 2 points and putting themselves into a position to have a go at progressing in the cup in the final quarter.
With tensions high the excitement from the fans was palpable; in another all action quarter the Elks seen the lead cut down, and even swap hands. With roughly 3 minutes to go the Elks saw themselves up by 4, all looked good, but despite playing well as a team Tralee just seemed to get the shots they needed to take a slim advantage into the final minute. With the Elks desperate for possession they had to foul quick, resulting in both high scorers Clint Nagel (201-F-83, college: Co.Carolina) and Ian O'Boyle (191-G-84, agency: Megasport, college: New Jersey Tech) getting fouled out of the game, and with Tralee scoring their last 9 points from the line it gave them a flattering ends result of 104 94.
Despite the loss so many positives can be draw from this game for the home side. With all things considered the 10 point final deficit doesnt tell the full story, as it was only the result of the need to foul that put the visitors to the line to grab 9 extra points, it could be argued that they were only better in the end by a point. The Elks have now proved that they can compete in this league, and not only with the middle of the pack, but the reigning Superleague champions.
Now heading into another home game the Elks can really look forward to the chance to pick up their first win, as now they have tam mentality down its just a matter of time before they get that luck that has evaded them thus far.
Courtesy of Ulster Elks

Standings - EBS Superleague11/16/2008 11:20:38 AM
SuperLeague Standings
Conference A
 1. Killester 8-0 
 2. UCD Marian 5-2 
 3. DCU Saints 3-4 
 4. Belfast Star 1-5 
 5. Ulster Elks 0-7 
Conference B
 1. UCC Demons 5-1 
 2. Hoops 5-2 
 3. Neptune 3-3 
 4. Limerick 3-4 
 5. Tigers 1-6 

SUPERLEAGUE NATIONAL CUP RESULTS! SAINTS IN!11/16/2008 11:39:21 AM - by Ozell Wells
16th Nov 2008

This report is courtsy of DCU Saints
This was the second time this season these teams faced each other in competition. The opening game of the season being the first and a resounding victory for the Lions by some 18 points.
However some changes were evident .. Gone was 68 Canadian Marion Pompey replaced by American Centre Joel Green for Limerick Lions. The Saints were missing Martins Provizors (Latvia) now away on his belated Honeymoon.
Rob Lynch (Lions) opened the scoring in this encounter only to be cancelled out by Eoin Darling in the following seconds. Both sides traded baskets throughout this rematch. Emmet Donnelly was the Qtrs top scorer (8Pts) after the first ten minutes but Lions had a two points lead. DCU Saints 21 23 L Lions.
Eoin Darling, although only subbed in midway through the second Qtr (for Kevin Lacey), managed to add 9 more points to his tally and the games top scorer on 13Pts for the half. Kinnevane and Joel Green for Lions also featured greatly on the score sheet. Everything to play for at the restart..
DCU 43 43 Lions.
James Donnelly showed his class under pressure from the Lions to score two from Down Town early in the Qtr. DCU Saints now pushing for the game, shut out the best from the Limerick attack. Two points from the Lions offence after over six minutes played and it showed as Green was benched. The Saints were well in control as the Qtr came to an end.
Eoin Darling had the Midas touch as he left the Lions floundering in his wake as he scored a urther16Pts this Qtr (29Pts total) and could do no wrong with the ball! Solid defence from Captain Mike Trimmer (5 Blocks) along with the Donnelly Trinity (all on double scores) ensured progress.

Josh Fisher gives Jim Moran's team a great victory11/16/2008 10:03:31 PM - by Mariano Galindo
Jim Moran (200-F/G-79, college: William & Mary) and his team remain on the top in ACB regular season after winnig in Manresa. MoranÂ's mate Josh Joshua Fisher (189-G-80, agency: SportsTalent, college: St.Louis) scored a three point throw in the last seconds and gave the triumph to Kalise Gran Canaria. In this match Moran played a bit more of 17 minutes, in wich he scored only 3 points but however made a good job in others aspects like defense. After this match, Kalise presents a 6-1 record wich demonstrates that they are a very strong team as we can see also in Eurocup, where Kalise swept Friburgo in the second round.

On the other side, in Irish Superleague, Belfast Star player Dion Sherrell (194-G-83, agency: IceBasket, college: Wyoming) was released last week. The player comes back to the market.


Teramo defeats Caserta 11/16/2008 1:51:36 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
Banca Tercas Teramo defeated at home Eldo Caserta 89-82 in the anticipated game of Serie A Round 6, improving its record to 3-3. Performing for 21 pts, 5 rebounds and 4 assits, David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) was the game MVP, well assisted by Brandon Brown (202-F-81, college: Tulane) with 25 pts and 4 rebs. Sharp shooter Ryan Hoover (188-G-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame) scored 'only' 13 pts, but was the killer of Caserta, with two 3 pointers hit during the last quarter, when Eldo was trying to come back. Ronald Slay (203-F-81, agency: David Lee services, college: Tennessee) and Fabio Di Bella (187-G-78), with 17 and 16 points, respectively, were the best player in the host team.

Varese takes a very hard win 11/16/2008 1:42:40 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
The anticpated game of Lega 2 Round 6, played yesterday night in Varese, was the showdown between the two tableheaders, Fileni Jesi and Cimberio Varese. The game has been very exciting and thrilling, and Varese prevailed, 92-88 after an overtime, but Jesi shouldn' t be considered 'beaten'. Not at all. In fact, after a very good start, Fileni ended the first quarter ahead 27-11 and managed to keep the head in the score all game long. But the veteran players of the home team managed to come back till a -3 with few seconds to the buzzer, and a last-second three pointer hit by Simone Cotani (201-G/F-81) tied the score on the 79-79. The overtime was heavily conditioned by the absence of the two point guards of Jesi, Maestranzi and Rossini, both fouled out, and another time more Varese won a game in the last minutes of play, something that is becoming usual in the current season. The game best scorer was Damien Ryan (193-G-79), with 28 points for Jesi, but some of his turnovers were pivotal in his team loss. In our opinion, the best players on the court were Michael Cuffee (193-F-83, college: Middle Tenn.St.), who scored 26 pts in losing effort, and Simone Cotani, who was very energetic all game long, scored the decisive 3-pointer at the end of the regular time and added 8 rebs, 3 steals and 3 assists. Giacomo Galanda (211-F/C-75) led Varese in scoring with 17 pts, Kaniel Dickens (203-F-78, college: Idaho) added 15 pts and 9 rebs at the winning side.

SerieA Round: 6 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 4:22:47 PM - by Eurobasket News
La Fortezza - Solsonica 74-64
La Fortezza got 24 points from their star newcomer Earl Boykins to handle Solsonica 74:64 at home court. Guilherme Giovannoni added 13 points, while Sharrod Ford secured 12 for the winners. Patricio Prato delivered 20 points for Solsonica in the loss.

Banca Tercas - Eldo Caserta 89-82
Six players scored in double figures for Banca Tercas as they dealt with Eldo Caserta 89:82 for the third win in the season. Davis Moss led the charge with 21 points. Brandon Brown added 15 points for Banca Tercas. Eldo Caserta answered with 17 points and 6 steals from Ronald Slay. The visitors fell at 1-4 record after the loss.

Lottomatica - Montepaschi 68-88
Montepaschi could not stop winning in the Seria A as they posted the sixth straight victory. This time the Siena team victimized Lottomatica Roma 88:68 on the road. Ksistof Lavrinovic stepped up with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Montepaschi. Shaun Stonerook added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Andre Hutson replied with 17 points and 11 boards for Virtus Roma in the loss.

Air AV - Carife FE 66-70
Carife beat Air Avellino 70:66 on the road and posted just the second win in the championship. Harold Jamison was responsible for 21 points and 8 rebounds for Carife. Daniel Farabello added 11 points in the winning case. Travis Best replied with 16 points for Air Avellino in the losing effort.

Armani MI - NGC Cantu 88-78
Armani Jeans outscored NGC Cantu 88:78 to improve to 3-3 record in the ladder. Mike Hall and Mason Rocca topscored for Armani Jeans with 19 points apiece. Lica Vitali contributed 17 points for the winning team. Cantu got 22 points and 8 rebounds from Herve Toure. It was the third loss for Cantu in six games played.

Scavolini - Snaidero 83-79
Michael Hicks fired 24 points and Scavolini held off Snaidero 83:79 at the Adriatic Arena today. LeRoy Hurd nailed 20 points for the hosts. Rashad Anderson responded with 23 points for the Udine team in the losing case.

Benetton - Premiata 80-65
Benetton remained in the third spot in the standings with an 80:65 rout of Premiata. Gary Neal secured 19 points for the Treviso outfit. Sandro Nicevic added 16 points and 8 boards in the victory. Bryce Taylor finished with 15 points for Premiata as they slipped at 4-2 record just behind Benetton in the ladder.

Angelico BI - Fortitudo 91-69
Angelico Biella thumped Fortitudo Bologna 91:69 and celebrated the second victory in the season. Both teams are now tied at 2-4 record. Reece Gaines scored 20 points and dished out 6 assists for the winners. Jonas Jerebko contributed 17 points for Biella. Fortitudo replied with 18 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds from Jamont Gordon.

Serie A Round 6th (Regular Season) reports11/16/2008 5:13:55 PM - by Martino Verbena
After the Saturday preview of the 6th weeks, Serie A has had the big match in Sunday afternoon: Montepaschi Siena, in the 2008 playoffs Finals re-edition, won at Roma 68-88 with a great Ksistof Lavrinovic who netted 20. Shaun Stonerook (203-F/C-77, college: Ohio) (203-F/C-77, college: Ohio) and Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson) had a better game then at Athens and closed with 14+11 boards and 11+7 assist. Lottomatica Virtus Roma, 4-2 in this season, never does not have leaded the game, and now is distanced by 4 points to Siena in the standing. Bad game for the Slovenians Sani Becirovic and Primoz Brezec.
Siena lead by a perfect 6-0 record, on the second place are Roma has been caught up by La Fortezza Bologna, who defeat Solsonica Rieti after an hard game. In the first game with Matteo Boniciolli as new coach, the visitors was ahead at the end of the half by 11 points, but La Fortezza Bologna with the 74-64 result. Earl Boykins (168-G-76, college: E.Michigan) was the game MVP, but Patricio Prato (193-G-79, college: St.Bonaventure) had again a great game. In Rieti has debuts Omar Thomas (197-F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP), from Pau-Laq-Orthez, with 4 points. The other two team with 4-2 records are Benetton Treviso and Premiata Montegranaro, engaged in this Sunday at Treviso. Benetton won 80-65 a game every time leaded shooting with the 61% on two-points FG. For Treviso Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.Cloud St.) was sidelined for an injury. Gary Neal (193-G-84, college: Towson) leaded the teammates with 19 points, but the game MVp was Sandro Nicevic (210-C-76, agency: Beo Basket) with 16+8 boards and 2 blocks. Armani Jeans Milano, still without Pape Sow (208-F-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton), won them first game at home against NGC Cantu 88-78 with Mason Rocca (204-F-77, college: Princeton) who scored 19 and added 9 rebounds and 4 steals, and Luca Vitali (201-G-86) who nailed 9 of his 17 points in the last three minutes. For Cantu Herve Toure (202-F-82, agency: ACMT) is not enough to win.
Air Avellino has lost the second game in row at them homecourt. The newcomer Carife Ferrara, who improved its record to 2-4, won 70-66 on the road, with the Avellino former player Harold Jamison (204-C-76, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Clemson) MVP.
Scavolini Spar Pesaro won them second game in row, the daily opponent was Snaidero Udine outplayed 83-79. At the 16th minutes Udine was winning 25-42. Michael Hicks (193-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) was the MVP, while Rashad Anderson (195-G/F-83, college: Connecticut) was better than the other teammates in Udine with 23 points (5/12 on three-points FG). Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances) played his 100th game in Serie A, closed with 12+7 boards.
Angelico Biella won against Fortitudo Bologna 91-69 with 5 men in double figure. Reece Gaines (198-G-81, college: Louisville) was the top scorer at 20, followed by Jonas Jerebko (206-F-87) who nailed 17. Now both teams had a 2-4 record. Fortitudo lost them third away game in row, in the last two at Siena and Biella- Bologna is outscoring 151-200...

Italian Legadue. Regular season. Best Italian Players Starting 5 of Round 7 11/16/2008 5:22:36 PM - by Antonello Varallo
Pg: Robert Fultz (190-G-82), Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia: after some bad games, he's playing well, shooting with good percentage and serving assists.
Sg: Guido Rosselli(196-G-83), Carmatic Pistoia: two weeks ago we wrote he was a surprise, now he is an amazing reality.
SF: Simone Cotani (201-S/F-81),Cimberio Varese: he's playing in the best team of the league giving his contribution.
F: Nicol Melli (205-F-91),Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia: is he the new Danilo Gallinari?
C: Giacomo Galanda (211F/C-75), Cimberio Varese: he was decisive in the win against Jesi. Some years ago he defeated Usa Team...

Italian Legadue. Regular Season. Round Seven review11/16/2008 4:58:28 PM - by Antonello Varallo
Cimberio Varese's Giacomo Galanda (211F/C-75) and Simone Cotani (201-S/F-81) shined in the main event of the week against Fileni Jesi. Galanda was the top scorer of his team with 17 points, while Cotani scored 14 points with 8 rebs, 3 steals and 3 assists. Jesi's Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) grabbed 11 rebounds but scored only 13 points, while his teammate Michael Cuffee (193-F-83, college:Middle Tenn. State) scored 26 points and Damien Ryan (193-G-79) added 28 points but failed 10 3 pointer attempts. Varese's RandolphChildress (190-G-72, college:Wake Forest, agency:Bell Management) lead his team with 7 assists. After this win, Varese is alone at the top of the league. With another good performance of Nicol Melli (205-F-91), Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia gained a large win against an
unrecognizable Pallacanestro Roseto, that scored only 48 points. Luca Infante (204-F/C-82) and Alvin Young (191-F-75,college:Niagara) also did well,
while for Roseto only Martin Ringstrom (206-F-81)reached 10 points. Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83,college:George Washington) made an embarassing game with 2\13 from the field.Winning against Livorno, Harem Scafari reached Jesi at the second place. Ronald Davis (190-G-82,college:Wisc.Milwaukee) did another amazing performance leading his team with 27 points and 6 rebounds. His teammate Klaudio Ndoja (198-G/F-85) produced the best performance of his season with 20 points and 6 rebounds. With the return of injured Dillion Sneed (203-C-84, college:E.Tenn.St.), Scafati could endanger Varese's supremacy. For Livorno, Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84,college:Nevada)'s 26 points were not enough to avoid the lost.
Fastweb Casale Monferrato also reached the second place after the win against Edimes Pavia. Zabian Dowdell(191-G-84,college:Virginia Tech) confirmed his good form scoring 21 points and Marco Tagliabue (207-F-86)played 12 minutes scoring 10 points. For Pavia, Paul Marigney (192-G-82,college:St.Mary's,CA) didn't answer to Dowdell performance and made his season low with only 4 points. On the contrary, Andrea Cinciarini (191-G-83) answered his brother
Daniele (194-G-83), who last Thursday did well in Eurolegue with Air Avellino, and scored 15 points.
Banco di Sardegna Sassari defeated Enel Brindisi thanks to Jason Rowe (178-G-78,college:Loyola,MD)'s 24 points and Trent Whiting (185-G-76,college:BYU)'s 18. Brindisi had only 10 points from his leader Marcus Hatten (186-G-80, college:St.John's), while Marco Killingsworth (203-F/C-82,college:Indiana) won the duel with Peter Ezugwu (203-C-76)Troy Bell (186-G-80, college: Boston College) gave another win to Vanoli Soresina with 22 points defeating a good Carmatid Pistoia leaded by Guido Rosselli(196-G-83), who scored 21 points and provided his importance for the team.
Vanoli's Rudy Mbemba (181-G-87) served 8 assists, his season high.
Prima Veroli defeated Umana Venezia in a crucial game for avoid the relegation. Veteran Jerome Allen (193-G-73) showed his class with 13 points, 4 rebouds and 4 assists.Ivan Gatto(207-F\C-78) added 14 points, while for Venezia, that scored only 54 points, Nathan Green (1.96-G-77,college:Indiana St.) scored 17 useless points.
Finally, Crabs Rimini'new coach, Giancarlo Sacco, made his debut with a win against Aget Imola. American duo Phil Goss(186-G-83,college:Drexel)&Chris McCray (195-G-84,college:Maryland) destroyd Imola's poor defence, while Aget's top scores
Joseph Bunn (198-F-75,college:Phillis(OK)) scored 22 points adding 12 rebounds and his teammate Federico Pugi (206-F-85)tried to help him with 15 points.

Lega2 Round: 7 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 4:59:21 PM - by Eurobasket News
Banco Sard. - Enel Brindisi 70-60
Banco Di Sardegna took care of Enel Brindisi 70:60 at home court. Jason Rowe came up with a sizzling performance for the winners. He tallied 24 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals to pace the hosts to the 4th win in the tournament. Trent Whiting added 18 points in the winning case. Marco Killingsworth had 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 steals for Enel Brindisi.

Prima VE - Umana Reyer 70-54
Prima Veroli held off Umana Reyer 70:54 for the third victory in the season. Ivan Gatto and Kyle Hines knocked down 14 points each in the win. Jerome Allen netted 13 points for Veroli. Nathan Green replied with 17 points for Umana Reyer as they fell at 2-5 record.

Fastweb CM - Edimes PV 88-80
Fastweb Casale continued to chase the league leaders as they registered the fifth victory. This time Casale toppled Edimes Pavia 88:80 at home. Zabian Dowdell scored 21 points, while Jamar Smith contributed 16 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Martin Colussi answered with 20 points for Edimes in defeat.

Cimberio VA - Fileni JE 92-88
Cimberio Varese narrowly defeated Fileni Jesi 92:88 in the key matchup of the round. The teams entered the game with similar record of 5 wins and one loss. Fileni got to a better start to the game as they led by comfortable 17 points at the first break. However Cimberio took over in the latter stages and pulled away with a difficult victory in overtime. Giacomo Galanda led balanced offense with 17 points. Kaniel Dickens added 15 points and 9 rebounds for Varese. Damien Ryan answered with 28 points for Fileni Jesi.

Vanoli SO - Carmatic PI 79-75
Vanoli defeated Carmatic Pistoia 79:75. Troy Bell lifted Vanoli to the win with 22 points. Rudy Mbemba had 13 points and 8 assists for the winners. Guido Rosselli answered with 21 points for Carmatic Pistoia.

Basket LI - Harem SC 87-92
Harem Scafati strengthened their third position in the ladder with a hard 92:87 road win over Basket Livorno. Ronald Davis knocked down 27 points to lead Harem to the 5th win in the Lega Due. Klaudio Ndoja added 20 points for the winners. Marcelus Kemp responded with 26 points for Basket Livorno.

Aget IM - Basket RC 71-85
Basket Rimini Crabs earned the second victory in the season as they upset Aget Imola 85:71 on the road. Phil Goss exploded with 28 points and 6 steals for Rimini Crabs. Chris McCray delivered 21 points for the winning team. Joseph Bunn finished with 22 points and 12 boards for Aget Imola. Federico Pugi nailed 15 points in the loss.

Trenkwalder - Pallacan.RO 76-48
Alvin Young notched 14 points and Trenkwalder shot down Pallacanestro Roseto 76:48. Luca Infante added 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Martin Ringstrom was the only Roseto player to score in double digits as he chipped in 10 points.


BJ League Round: 10 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 7:31:15 AM - by Eurobasket News
89ers - Albirex 97-80
Sendai 89ers becomes one of the leader in the Eastern Division after the win over Albirex 97:80. Barber Joseph led the winners with 29 points and St.Preux Bobby netted 24. Ikeda Yuichi posted 19 points for the guests.

Broncos - Apache 70-79
Broncos was caught by two other teams on top of the dicision after 70:79 from Apache. Humphrey John led the winners with 20 points, whilst Davis Nick collected massive 15 points and 21 boards. Warren Reginald shined for the hosts with 17 points and 22 caroms.

Rizing - Five Arrows 93-84
Rizing defeated Five Arrows 93:84 as Parker Michael was unstoppable with 31 points and 17 boards. Leach George netted 23 in defeat and Okada Yu added 21.

Heat Devils - Evessa 69-86
Evessa ties Five Arrows at 5-4 record to share the second position in the Western Division. Evessa overcame Heat Devils 86:69 with 23 points and 15 boards from Washington Lynn. Wilkinson James ended up with 20 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

Lakestars - Golden Kings 77-84
Golden Kings improved to 9-0 after beating Lakestars 84:77. Newton Jeff paced the winners with 25 points and 10 boards. Schafer Ray finished the night with 23 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Phoenix - Grouses 72-75
Phoenix sensationally lost to Grouses 72:75 and fell at 5-4 from top. Camara Babacar collected 16 points and 17 rebounds to lead all the winners. Peppers Josh posted 24 points in the losing effort.

JBL Round: 8 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 6:35:19 AM - by Eurobasket News
Mitsubishi - Aishin 67-96
Aishin opened Round 8 with a road win over Mitsubishi 67:96. Takeuchi Kosuke led the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Selvy Daryan collected 20 points and 11 boards. Parada Adam ended up with 15 points in defeat.

Mitsubishi - Aishin 81-88
Henderson-Sakuragi led Aishin in the second appearance against Mitsubishi 88:81. Takeuchi Kosuke and Selvy Daryan followed him with 18 points each. Parada Adam poured in 27 points and made 13 boards in defeat.

Toyota - Hitachi S. 80-73
Toyota won the first game over Hitachi 80:73 on November 15th. O'Bannon Charles top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Takeuchi Joji resisted for Hitachi with 21 points and 19 boards.

Toyota - Hitachi S. 91-93
Hitachi revenged for the previous loss and produced 93:91 over Toyota on November 16th. Takeuchi Joji paced the winners with 23 points and 11 caroms, while Rice Lamar collected 17 points and 11 boards. Okada Yusuke finished the night with 23 points in defeat.

Hokkaido - Panasonic 74-80
Panasonic with difficulties but won the first game over Hokkaido 80:74. Kinoshita Hiroyuki led the winners with 22 points, whilst Nagayama Makoto added 15. Orimo Takehiko produced 16 points for the hosts.

Hokkaido - Panasonic 78-83
Panasonic improved to 10-2 on top after the second victory over Hokkaido 83:78. Hamada Takumi led the winners with 24 points and Honeycutt Jerald added 17. Orimo Takehiko top-scored again for the hosts with 23 points.

Toshiba - Tochigi Brex 99-68
Toshiba climns up the ladder after 99:68 over Tochigi Brex. Ishizaki Takumi was close to the triple-double collecting 22 points, 9 rebounds nad 9 assists. Kawamura Takuya led the way for his team with 15 points.

Toshiba - Tochigi Brex 78-75
Toshiba improved to 7-5 record after the second win over Tochigi Brex 78:75. Violette Cory shined with 24 points and 15 caroms. Cripe James produced the same number of points in the losing effort.


AL Jahraa Agreed to terms with American PG Jeremy Byrd11/16/2008 6:03:10 AM - by Corey Washington
AL Jahraa Agreed to terms with American PG Jeremy Byrd (182cm 185lb.-PG-, college: University of South Carolina Upsate) for a 2 Month try-out. Jeremy is a Defensive Specialist, with National rankings.

Jeremy Byrd is an outstanding point guard with a scary package of speed, athleticism, point guard skills and tenacity ..A natural... Really understands how to play the point guard position, the type who can penetrate at will and create offense for everyone ... Exceptional vision and passing ability ... Makes everyone around him better ... His speed pushing the ball up the floor is at an elite level ... Very feisty, won't back down to anyone ... Has a great toughness and competitiveness about him ... A spectacular leaper, who regularly converts backdoor alley oops ... Shows a solid outside and mid range jump shot ... Creates very well off the dribble and gets to the rim well due to his explosive first step ...
Born: July 21, 1985
2004-2005: USC Upstate. (NCAA2): 32 games: 6.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 42.2%, FT: 63.3%
2005-2006: USC Upstate. (NCAA2): 30 games: 10.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.2apg, FGP: 42.0%, FT: 63.3%
2006-2007: USC Upstate. (NCAA2): 30 games: 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 48.7%, FT: 67.4%
2007-2008: USC Upstate (NCAA1): 27 games: 12.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.8%, FT: 66.7%
2008: September: AL-SAHEEL SPORTS CLUB (KUWAIT) summer camp
Jeremy Byrd (180-G-85)


Barons/LMT Riga sign two imports11/16/2008 2:52:51 AM - by Eurobasket
Barons/LMT Riga strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Todd Abernethy (185-G-84, college: Mississippi) and his countryman forward Corey Smith (196-G/F-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Vanderbilt). Abernethy played last season at Matrixx Magix Nijmegen (Holland), where in 36 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.8apg and 2.0spg. He helped his team to reach league semifinals. It will be his second year in professional basketball. Smith just anded the season in Uruguay, where he played for Hebraica Macabi. Last season he already played in Europe for Finnish team Kouvot Kouvola. He was 5th best scorer in the league with 20.5ppg. That year he helped his team to make it to the final and he was selected All-Finnish Korisliiga Player of The Year. It is also his second year in professional basketball. In their first game in Baltic League Abernethy got 3 points in 12 minutes, while Smith had just 3 rebounds in 8 minutes he played.


Al Ahli first team to the Semi Final Stage in the Hariri Tournament 11/16/2008 4:54:48 AM - by Asia-Basket Lebanon
The 4th day of the Hariri Tournament saw a Lebanese Match up which joined Blue Stars to Moutahed , Blue Stars who won its first game against Al Riyadi from Jordan succeeded to make Moutahed suffer throughout the game and to loose its second consecutive game in the tournament on the score of 84-80.
Nick Zachery led all scorers with 27pts followed by Jean Abed El Nour and Mazen Mneimneh with 24pts .

In the other game Ahly secured its spot in the Semi Final stage after winning the third consecutive game , this time was against Al Hilal from KSA on the score of 79-51.

In the last gamer of the day Sila from Morocco whos showing game after game a very good basketball managed to won against the strong Egyptian Team Sporting on the score of 92-87, Ahmad Mounir led all scorers with 26pts followed by Hakim Zoueita with 24pts.


MNT 1A 5 Round : Lovcen too tall for Niksic , Danilovgrad win in ET against ABS11/16/2008 3:44:49 AM - by Dragan Scepanovic
IN derby game of basketball team which new season start whit score 1-3 , Basketball Club Lovcen from Cetinje in city of Cetinje win in very important game against Basketball Club Niksic 85-84 ( 27:20, 21:19, 14:29, 23:16 ). Man of the match are Ljubo Jovanovic ( BC Lovcen ) ho score last point for Lovcen in last second of the game.Jovanovic score 17 points, good game for Lovcen play Lutresek 13 points,Lalic and Ivanovic score 11 points and Kascelan 10 points.In team of Basketball Club Niksic once again best was Nemanja Vranjes (188-G/F-88) ho score 26 points.First game for BC Lovcen after 7 years play Nebojsa Bogavac ho score 14 points.

LOVCEN Cetinje - NIKSIC 85-84 ( 27-20,21-19,14-29,23-16 )
Cetinje - SC Lovcen. Spect: 200. Reff: Dragojevic (Podgorica), Kicovic (Bar), Popovic (Podgorica)

LOVCEN : Bogavac 14, Marko Calic (197-F-86), Savovic, Milosevic 7, Ivanovic 11,Petar Stojanovic (185-G-90), Kascelan 10, Lutersek 13, Lopicic, Lalic 11, Jovanovic 17, Aleksa Popovic (201-G/F-87) 2.
NIKSIC : Samardzic, Nikola Djokovic (191-G-89), Filip Barovic (206-F-90) 2, Nemanja Vranjes 26, Ma. Kuveljic 2, Mi. Kuveljic, Djurkovic 21, Goran Gajovic (199-G/F-88) 3, Nikola Pavlicevic (192-G-88) 21, Medenica 2, Sturanovic 3, Dubljevic

JEDINSTVO B.Polje - RUDAR Pljevlja 117:67 ( 39:21, 18:11, 33:20, 27:15 )
Bijelo Polje SC Nikoljac. Spect: 500. Reff: Sanjevic, Radulovic (Podgorica), Markovic (Cetinje)

JEDINSTVO : Musovic 13, Vucetic 4, Miljic 15, Popovic 23, Omerovic, Babaca 21, Ljuca, Crouvel 26, Ignjatovic, Jekson 14, Tokalic, Kovacevic 1.
RUDAR: Abaspahic 20, Knezevic 7, Dzakovic 3, Jankovic, Markovic 4, Bajrovic 2, Vukovic, Cartal 8, Spajic 2, Dzogaz 9, Gomilanovic 12.

DANILOVGRAD - ABS PRIMORJE H.Novi 91:85 (15:16, 10:19, 27:14, 21:24, ET- 18:12 )
Danilovgrad - City sport center. Spest: 400. Reff: Koljensic (Podgorica), Kaludjerovic (Niksic), Raicevic (Bijelo Polje)

DANILOVGRAD : Jovovic c, Andrija Pejovic (205-C-83) 14, Bogojevic 29, Sekulic, N: Stanisic, Simonovic 9, B. Stanisic 17, Danilo Vojvodic (202-F/C-83) 6, Milatovic 14, Djurovic, Vujisic.
ABS PRIMORJE : Goran Bulatovic 2, Radovanovic 8, Boricic 15, Pajevic 10, Ilic 18, Vujovic 18, Vasilije Seferovic (193-G/F-85) 14, Mandic 6, Medic.


Eastern Oregon Mountaineers not scared by NCAA1's Idaho State 11/16/2008 1:21:10 PM - by Stephan Ditgens

14 November 2008

Pocatello, Idaho - #6 EOU held close to NCAA Division I Idaho State University, but couldn't secure the win down the stretch. The Mounties went into half time down by one, 32-33 against the Bengals.

The teams continued to battle back and forth, with two minutes left the Mountaineers took the lead by four points. The Bengals went on a 13-4 run in the last three minutes to escape #6 EOU by five points, 70-75. Head Coach Ryan Looney stated, 'We're thankful to Idaho State for letting us play in a NCAA Division I environment.' There were eleven lead changes, and no team ever led by more than seven points throughout tonight's game.

Kris Groce led all scorers with 20 points and 4 assists. Neil Fryer had 16 points and 7 rebounds. Jeremy Templeton added 10. EOU shot only 24 percent from the 3-point land, but were 29-35 from the free throw line, which is a huge improvement. Coach Looney also stated, 'This exhibition game gave us an opportunity to get better.'

Eastern will play next Friday, November 21st and 22nd in Caldwell, Idaho at the College of Idaho Golden Rule Shootout. Friday night EOU will match up with Westminster College at 6:00p.m. MST, and Saturday night will match up with Willamette University also at 6:00p.m. MST.



NBA Round: 19 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 3:22:59 AM - by Eurobasket News
Celtics - Bucks 102-97
The reigning champion made it in Bradley Center jumping on 9-2. Paul Pierce and his teammates very fast forgot the home defeat vs Nuggets demonstrating pretty good performance tonight. Pierce collected 28 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists while Ray Allen was behind him with 27 points and 4 rebs. Milwaukee Bucks got 20 points and 9 boards from Andrew Bogut dropping on 5-6.

Warriors - Clippers 121-103
Golden State Warriors drained 121 points tonight, what was more than enough for comfortable victory against the LA Clippers. Anthony Morrow was totally the best player for the winning team as he drained 37 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Clippers got 25 points and 11 assists from Baron Davis. Golden State now has 4-6 while the Clippers are on 1-8.

Nets - Hawks 119-107
New Jersey Nets celebrated the fourth win this season mostly owing to Devin Harris and Vince Carter, which combined 62 points, 7 boards and 15 assists. Joe Johnson shined in Atlanta with 31 points. His team currently has 6-3.

Thunder - 76ers 85-110
Oklahoma City Thunder faced with another defeat, this time against the 76ers. Thaddeus once again top-scored for the winners with 23 points. Samuel Dalembert helped with 13 points and 16 boards. Jeff Green contributed with 21 points in defeat. The Thunder stays on 1 win in 10 appearances while the 76ers are on 5-5 record.

Jazz - Cavaliers 93-105
LeBron and his teammates succeeded to beat Utah Jazz at home improving on 8-2 record. James this time stopped on fantastic 38 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The team of head coach Jerry Sloan got 17 points and 9 boards from Carlos Boozer slipping on 6-4.

Trail Blazers - Timberwolves 88-83
Portland Trail Blazers had a joyful day at the Target Center mostly owing to Brandon Roy and his 24 points. He was a way better than the others for the wining team. Al Jefferson scored 26 points for the hosts. Portland has 6-4 while Minnesota is on not so good 1-7 score.

Pacers - Bulls 91-104
Chicago Bulls outgunned Indiana Pacers at home, thus they now have 5 wins and 5 defeats. This time Derrick Rose was the leading player in Chicago with 23 points and 8 assists. Andre Nocioni also shined adding 20 points and 11 rebounds. T.J. Ford top-scored for the Pacers (4-5).

Hornets - Rockets 82-91
9-point win by the hosts and 6-4 in regular season. On the other side, New Orleans Hornets dropped on 5-4. Yao Ming nailed 21 points and pulled down 6 rebounds while Tracy McGrady helped the winners with 18 points and 9 boards. David West also delivered 18 points including 10 rebs in defeat.


No Hansbrough, no problem for UNC in opener 11/16/2008 8:14:07 AM - by Rick Ross
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -Top-ranked North Carolina figured it had enough
returning talent to pass its first test without Tyler Hansbrough (6'9''-F-85) .
Turns out the Tar Heels ' frontline newcomers are pretty good, too.

Tyler Zeller scored a team-high 18 points while fellow freshman
Ed Davis had a double-double Saturday to help North Carolina beat
Pennsylvania 86-71, a season-opening performance that seemed to
indicate the Tar Heels can weather the uncertainty of playing
without the reigning national player of the year.

Deon Thompson added 17 points for the Tar Heels , who led by double
figures much of the day yet had some trouble putting together a
game-sealing run. North Carolina was also without fellow senior Marcus Ginyard ,
injuries that forced North Carolina to thrust Zeller and Davis into the lineup.

Zeller, a 7-footer, started in Hansbrough's spot and finished
5-for-8 from the field and 8-for-10 from the foul line in 23 minutes.
Davis had 10 points and 14 rebounds in 22 minutes.

That's not to say everything went right. Zeller managed two rebounds
while Davis went 4-for-8 from the line with four turnovers.

Still, for a team with a gaping hole inside where its injured star
senior used to be, it was a good start heading into Tuesday's game against Kentucky.

''I think they approached it a lot better than I thought they would do,''
said senior Danny Green , who had 12 points. ''I never thought we'd
have so many guys out hurt, but we do. They're playing a lot of minutes and stepping up. ...
Thankfully, it just naturally comes to them.''

This was the first regular-season game Hansbrough has missed in his career.
The 6-9 forward has been out of practice for more than two weeks with a
stress reaction in his right shin - which can be a precursor to a stress
fracture without proper rest - and it's unclear when he'll be ready to return,
though coach Roy Williams said this week the team is just being conservative with his recovery.

Ginyard is out until December after having foot surgery, robbing the Tar Heels of their top defender.

Their absence was evident at times, particularly with Tyler Bernardini
scoring a game-high 26 points to lead the Quakers. At other times,
North Carolina looked like it had more than enough offense left to be one of the nation's top teams anyway.

Penn hung around much of the way thanks largely to its 3-point shooting.
But though they managed to cut a 20-point second-half lead to
10 with about 4 minutes left, the Quakers never seriously threatened to pull the upset.

''I don't want to downplay the importance of Hansbrough (being out),''
Penn coach Glen Miller said. ''They're a very, very good basketball team.
For us to come in here and try to compete against them with or without Hansbrough,
I think that's a tall order.''

Zeller showed his soft shooting touch, scoring the team's first basket on a
jumper from the right corner. He also ran the floor well, taking a short
bounce pass from Green for a layup off a turnover and throwing down a transition slam in the second half.

''If you look up in the crowd and there's 20,000 people, you can get overwhelmed,''
Zeller said. ''Ever since my freshman year in high school, I never looked up in the
crowd before a game. I just try and stay focused on what I have to do in the game.''

Davis, a lean 6-10 forward, showed his athleticism when he leapt for a missed
up-and-under move from Zeller and dunked in the rebound during the decisive 19-4 first-half run.

''We're getting a lot of minutes early so when (Hansbrough) does get back,
it won't be new to us playing a lot of minutes,'' Davis said.

Hansbrough's absence left plenty of shots for Green, Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson ,
the three who pondered a jump to the NBA before returning to school. But it was
Thompson who turned in the steadiest performance among the returning upperclassmen,
going 7-for-11 from the field and grabbing seven rebounds.

Ellington scored 13 points on 5-for-15 shooting, while Lawson had 12 points after
a scoreless first half. Senior Bobby Frasor , whom Williams said Friday might not
play due to a sprained ankle, had three points and three assists in 21 minutes.

The Tar Heels shot 47 percent against Penn's zone defense, though they had
trouble consistently knocking in 3-pointers (7-for-22) and didn't get quite as
many chances as usual to get out in transition. They led 48-33 at halftime and
62-42 with about 13 minutes left, though Penn got as close as 76-66 on a
3 from Jack Eggleston with 3:59 left.

Penn shot 40 percent for the game, including 11-for-33 from 3-point range.

Crean wins in Hoosier debut11/16/2008 4:39:42 PM - by Kevin Cochran

Junior Devon Dumes (6'2''-G-87) scored 21 points, 13 in the first half, and freshman Verdell Jones III finished with 18 points, four boards, four assists, three blocked shots and three steals as Indiana overcome opening game jitters to post an 83-65 over Northwestern St. in the first regular season game for head coach Tom Crean . Crean becomes the ninth straight Indiana head coach to win in his debut dating all the way back to Branch McCracken's 54-28 win over Ball State at the start of the 1938-39 season.

'I thought we were a little nervous to start,' said Crean, who won 190 games in nine seasons at Marquette before coming to Indiana on April 2. 'I know my stomach knew it was a real game.'

The visiting Demons of the Southland Conference were quick out of the gate and led 12-5 with 16:08 to go after a layup by Damon Jones (6'4''-G-88). Dumes, who has played more Division I minutes than any other Hoosier (he played his freshman year at E.Michigan before transferring to Vincennes JC last year), hit a pair of three-pointers and then freshman Tom Pritchard added a pair of charity tosses to give IU a 13-12 advantage with 14:35 left.

'It was a good momentum booster for the whole team and fan base,' said Dumes. 'I'm glad we got he first win under out belt.'

NSU's Keithan Hancock (5'10''-G-86) had a steal and a layup to push the Demon edge to 16-13, but freshman Matt Roth nailed a triple to tie the score for the Hoosiers and Indiana took the lead for good on a free throw by freshman Malik Story with 11:09 left to make it 19-18.

The Hoosiers went into the locker room with a 38-29 lead.

Defensively, Indiana forced 30 turnovers and held the visitors to 31.9% shooting. In addition, IU registered 15 steals.

'We wanted to make a real effort at putting pressure on the ball,' said freshman Verdell Jones.

Hancock would hit another long bomb that would make the score 49-40 with 15:37, but Indiana would start getting the ball inside with layups by sophomore Brett Finkelmeier (6'2''-G), senior Kyle Taber (6'7''-F), Roth and Pritchard would help IU build a 60-42 edge with 10:04 to go.

Pritchard would notch his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Nine players for Indiana would play 10 minutes or more, with none seeing more than 28 minutes of action (freshman Nick Williams).

'It felt really good,' said Jones. 'After working hard in preseason and for us to come out here and finally get a win that counts. I thought that was great for the team.'

The Hoosiers will face in-state rival IUPUI Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Assembly Hall.

Courtesy: Indiana Athletics

Zags zip to opening victory11/16/2008 4:50:59 PM - by Kevin Cochran

Josh Heytvelt (6'11''-F-86) and Austin Daye (6'11''-F-88) both scored 15 points as nationally ranked Gonzaga University claimed an 83-52 victory over Montana St. - Billings in their season opener on Saturday.

The Bulldogs were ranked 10th by Associated Press and 11th by USA Today/ESPN in the pre-season polls.

Daye also grabbed 12 rebounds for his second career double-double, his first coming in his collegiate debut in last year's opener when he scored 20 points and hauled in 10 rebounds.

A senior forward, Heytvelt scored 11 points after halftime as the Bulldogs turned a five-point game into a blowout. He went 5-for-9 from the field and also hauled in eight rebounds, one better than his season-high all of last season.

Jeremy Pargo (6'2''-G-86) scored seven points but was more valuable with 10 assists, the fourth double-digit assist game of his career. He handed out 13 assists last year against Virginia Tech in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was upbeat after the game.

'It was good first night for us,' he said. ' We did some good things tonight. I thought our rebounding has come along very well and we played another solid night on both ends of the floor,' Few said. 'Defensively we did some good things. We forced them into some long possessions with our pressure and that was good to see. We played solid team defense tonight.'

The Bulldogs won the battle of the boards 44-31 and held the Yellowjackets to 32.7 percent from the field, including a 2-for-15 start as Gonzaga raced to a 19-point lead on two occasions in the first half, the last at 33-14 with 3:18 to go in the half.

But MSUB reeled off 14 straight points to close to within five at halftime at 33-28 - all 14 points coming from sharpshooter Mike Hall (6'0''-G-86) a transfer from the Idaho who played in the McCarthey Athletic Center last season with the Vandals. He connected on three straight treys, hit a jumper, and then hit three free throws to complete the run.

Hall led all scorers with 24 points on an 8-for-17 night form the field that included a 5-for-12 effort from 3-point range.

'We have to give some credit to MSU Billings,' Few said. 'They stepped up and hit some good shots to keep it close with that run late in the first half. They found some good matchups and hit their shots.'

The Yellowjackets are coached by first-year head coach George Pfeifer , who coached the past two seasons at Idaho.

The Bulldogs had nine of the 11 players who saw action in the contest score, a trend Few thinks fans may see a lot of this season.

'We have really worked on sharing the ball and we moved the ball around well tonight. Our depth will lead to a well-balanced scoresheet for us like you saw tonight.'

Freshmen Grant Gibbs, a 6-4 guard from Marion, Iowa, and Andy Poling, a 6-11 forward from Portland, Ore., did not see action because they are planning to redshirt this season. Sophomore Robert Sacre, a 7-0 center, was also in street clothes as he continues his rehabilitation from foot surgery. Sacre got out of the boot earlier this week and is able to do some straight forward running and other conditioning drills, but is still expected to be held out of competition for another 10-14 days.

Gonzaga will be right back in action Tuesday when Idaho visits the sold out McCarthey Athletic Center for a 6 p.m. contest. The game will be televised on KHQ-TV/FSN and also be available on the radio at 1510 KGA and audio streamed on this website.

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics


Standings - BLNO11/16/2008 1:53:33 PM
BLNO Standings
 1. Tromso 8-1 
 2. Harstad 7-2 
 3. Ulriken 6-2 
 4. Asker 6-3 
 5. Ammerud 2-3 
 6. 3B 2-7 
 7. Gimle 1-7 
 8. Fjellhamar 0-7 

Standings - 1Div.11/16/2008 2:09:44 PM
1Div. Standings
 1. Froya 8-0 
 2. Sandvika 7-1 
 3. Centrum 5-3 
 4. Stavanger 3-2 
 5. NTNUI 3-4 
 6. Langhus 3-4 
 7. Varden 3-4 
 8. Kristiansand 2-3 
 9. OSI 2-6 
 10. Trondheim 1-5 
 11. Persbraaten 1-6 


Wilmington inks Kadiri Richards 11/16/2008 2:28:58 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
Rainmen last season fan-favourite Kadiri Richard (6'7''-F-80, college: Virginia Union) agreed to terms with PBL team Wilmington Sea Dawgs, looking for a bigger role for a team that is close to his hometown of Columbia, S.C. In statements to Halifax local media, Richard told that he he glad to play only three hours from home, and that he opted to leave the Rainmen afte they signed several forwards in recent weeks.


DBE Round: 11 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 3:11:18 PM - by Eurobasket News
AZS Koszalin - PBG Basket 84-76
Koszalin reached 50% mark in the championship as they earned a tough 84:76 win over PBG Basket today. Igor Milicic led the charge with 19 points. George Reese contributed 14 points for the winners. Joel Jones and Rafal Bigus knocked down 15 points each for the Poznan outfit in the loss.

Kotwica - Turow 71-73
The league leading Turow needed overtime to silence Kotwica on the road today. John Turek lifted Turow to a 73:71 win at the end as he tallied 19 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Damir Milijkovic had 14 points for the winners. Julien Mills fired 16 points for Kotwica in the loss. Drew Naymick netted 10 points as the home team fell at 6-4 record.

Znicz J. - Atlas Stal 72-77
Atlas Stal prevailed against Znicz Jaroslaw 77:72 today to improve at 5-5 record. Five players scored in double digits for Atlas Stal. Alan Daniels secured 19 points for the winners. Patrick Okafor had 18 points in the winning case. Grady Reynolds responded with 24 points and 12 boards for Znicz in defeat.

Polpharma - Sportino I. 83-66
Polpharma cruised past Sportino 83:66 behind 16 points from Michael Hicks. Five more players delivered 10+ points for the winners. Erick Barkley finished with 12 in the win. Polpharma thus remained in the second spot in the ladder. Kyle Landry replied with 14 points and 16 boards for Sportino as they slipped at 3-6 record.

Anwil - En.Czarni 84-67
Anwil had little problems en route to the fifth win in the season. Today they toppled Energa Czarni 84:67. Lukasz Koszarek had 17 points and 10 assists for Anwil. Andrzej Pluta added 18 points in the win. Jason Straight responded with 23 points for Energa Czarni in defeat.

Gornik W. - Prokom 74-71
Tomasz Zablocki came up with 16 points and 9 rebounds and Gornik upset Prokom 74:71 at home court today. Kamil Chanas and Damien Argrett had 12 points each for the winning side. Daniel Ewing fired 16 points for Prokom as they suffered just the second loss in the season.

1Liga Round: 10 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 3:24:58 PM - by Eurobasket News
Zastal ZG - Big Star 51-62
Big Star keep up with the winning tempo as they registered the eighth success in the season. They outscored Zastal 62:51 to stay on top of the ladder. Lukasz Pacocha nailed 16 points to pace Big Star. Piotr Pustelnik contributed 11 points for the winners. Pawel Wiekiera scored game-high 22 points for Zastal in the loss.

Sudety JG - Prokom II 62-71
Prokom enjoyed a road 71:62 win over Sudety today. Tomasz Swietonski delivered 25 points to lead the winners. Adam Lapeta scored 15 points in just the fourth victory for Prokom II in the season. Sudety responded with 14 point from Jakub Czech.

Siarka T. - Zubry 72-68
Siarka overcame Zubry 72:68 as Baran Michal led the winners with 15 points. Krupa Bartosz netted 13 and Mis Piotr collected 11 points and 12 boards. Misiewicz Andrzej ended up with 12 points in defeat.

MMKS DG - Resovia 91-57
MMKS left not a single chance for the league underdogs Resovia rolling to a 91:57 victory. Piotr Zielinski netted 18 points for the winning team. Tomasz Deja had 14 points for MMKS as they climbed at 6-4 record. Miroslaw Babiarz answered with 18 points for Resovia as they lost the tenth straight game.

Sokol L. - AZS Kalisz 76-69
Sokol Lancut shot down Kalisz 76:69 at home court. Michal Kulyk nailed 19 points for the hosts. Tomasz Pisarczyk added 18 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Jakub Dryjanski accounted for 23 points from Kalisz.

AZS AWF K-ce - Stal SW 79-62
AZS AWF Katowice overcame Stal SW 79:62 as Halas Piotr led the winners with 20 points. Donigiewicz Artur netted 17, while Piotrkowski Mariusz and Grzywocz Pawel added 12 each. Szczepaniak Bartlomiej scored 12 points in the losing effort.

LKS Lodz - Znicz Basket 92-83
Lodz stayed in the fourth spot in the league ladder as they fired down Znizc Basket 92:83 at home court today. Piotr Trepka secured 27 points, 6 assists and 4 boards for the winners. Jakub Dluski also had a sizzling night with 23 points and 17 rebounds for Lodz. Jakub Dloniak answered with 24 points for Znicz in defeat.

Polonia 2011 - MOSiR Kr. 96-77
Polonia 2011 ensured the sixth win in the competition as they fired down MOSiR 96:77 tonight. Dardan Berisha was impressive with 30 points and 6 assists for the winners. Piotr Pamula was helpful with 14 points for Warszawa team. MOSiR Krosno responded with 12 points from Dariusz Oczkowicz.

Standings - 2 Liga11/16/2008 9:21:49 PM
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Tempcold 7-0 
 2. Rosasport 6-1 
 3. SIDEn 6-1 
 4. Astoria 6-1 
 5. Nowy Dwor Gd. 5-2 
 6. UKS Leczyce 4-3 
 7. Norgips 3-4 
 8. Bonduelle 3-4 
 9. Tur B.Podl. 3-4 
 10. AZS Olsztyn 2-5 
 11. AZS Kutno 2-5 
 12. Ksiezak L. 1-6 
 13. Legia W-wa 0-6 
 14. OSSM Sopot 0-6 
Group B
 1. Pogon P. 5-1 
 2. AZS Szczecin 5-1 
 3. AZS Opole 5-2 
 4. Tarnovia 5-2 
 5. Spojnia S. 4-1 
 6. Open Basket 4-2 
 7. AZS Big Plus 4-2 
 8. MKKS Rybnik 3-4 
 9. Slask II W. 2-4 
 10. Doral-Nysa 2-4 
 11. Tytan 2-5 
 12. OSSM Wroc. 0-6 
 13. VB Leasing 0-7 
Group C
 1. Basket K. 6-1 
 2. Start Lublin 6-1 
 3. UMKS Kielce 6-1 
 4. Cracovia 5-2 
 5. MKKS Zabrze 4-3 
 6. Limanowa 4-3 
 7. MCKiS Jaw. 3-3 
 8. AZS Radom 3-4 
 9. Pogon RS 3-4 
 10. HK Zory 2-4 
 11. SKK S-ce 2-5 
 12. Alba 2-5 
 13. Wisla Krakow 2-5 
 14. OSSM W-wa 0-7 


BSN Team Owners Meet in Preparation for 2009 Season11/16/2008 11:09:07 AM - by Luis Ramirez
With the exception of the Ponce franchise owner, BSN team owners met yesterday to discuss some major changes in the way the 2009 tournament would take place. One of the primary concerns of the owners is to appoint a new League President, according to local news it seems the team owners are looking forward to having Carlos Beltran, the current Volleyball League President, take the helm of the League. Beltran has been successful in the past when he headed the now defunct Puerto Rican Basketball League. Back then that League was one of the most successful Leagues on the Island. Beltran also has brought the current Volleyball League to unprecedented heights, so many feel that he can be the man the BSN needs to pull the League out of it doldrums. In the meeting there were also other items discussed which were the bonuses that would be paid to players as well as rules that would apply to the new season. Other important issues such as the number of import players that each team would be able to have was left for another meeting next week. Another pressing issue which is still up in the air is to know exactly how many teams will recess next season.


Div.A Round: 7 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 5:14:28 PM - by Eurobasket News
Rovinari - Timisoara 83-59
Rovinari tied Timisoara at 5-2 record after 83:59 at home in Round 7. Popescu Bogdan and Trim Kibwe led the winners with 17 points each. Markovic Nenad posted 13 in defeat and Dzambic Rade scored 12.

U.Mobitel.CN - Ploiesti 77-81
Ploiesti improved to 5-1 record after 81:77 over U-Mobitelco. Hargrove Darius nailed 26 points to lead all the winners, while Cepulis Arvydas added 21. Lapuste Flavius finished the night 19 points for the home side.

Gaz Metan - Oradea 100-69
Gaz Metan tried hard and solved a problem reaching three digits in the game over Oradea. The hosts celebrated 100:69 victory as Dehelean Cosmin and Jucan Tudor nailed 20 points apiece. Hora Horia top-scored in the game for the visitors with 21 points.

Targoviste - CSU Brasov 69-82
Targoviste lost at home to CSU Brasov 69:82 as the latter got 5-1 record. Broadus Rashaun shined for the winners with 18 points and Mijajlovic Sasa scored 15. Andrei Dragos and Davis Arthur delivered 16 points each for the hosts.

Rapid B. - Craiova 66-99
Craiova produced 99:66 away from home over Rapid B. that fell at 0-7. Tomic Branislav paced all the winners with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Bulancea Marius ended up with 23 points in the losing effort.

Pitesti - CSU Atlassib 72-89
Pitesti lost at home to CSU Atlassib 72:89 as Matthews Bryant shined with 34 points and 12 rebounds. Scott Cortney nailed 19 and Kabengele added 14. Iheadindu Uchechukwu and Lawrence David posted 17 points each in defeat.

Dinamo B. - Otopeni 65-85
Otopeni jumped to 6-1 record defeating Dinamo 65:85 on the road game. Obradovic Bojan was unstoppable with 30 points and 9 caroms. Popovic Slobodan netted 16 and Capusan Andrei posted 15. Paul Mihail-Octavian delivered 17 points for the hosts.

Top Game U Mobitelco / CSU Asesoft - Top Game11/16/2008 5:03:55 PM - by Bogdan Bocaniala

Top Game U Mobitelco / CSU Asesoft - Top Game11/16/2008 5:04:41 PM - by Bogdan Bocaniala


Serbian B league, round 7: Superfund won in Belgrade derby, Vojvodina better then Vrbac in Vojvodina derby, Mladost surprised Kikinda11/16/2008 2:56:37 AM - by Zoran Popovic
Superfund BP Beograd-Crvena Zvezda 2nd team 88-67 (29-16, 16-21, 21-20, 22-10)

Superfund BP Beograd won against Crvena Zvezda 2nd team in Belgrade derby. During the first quarter Superfund BP Beograd players made serie 16-0 and finished that period of the match with +13 advantage. In the second and third quarter Crvena Zvezda players had chance to decrease huge advantage from the first period, but in the fourth quarter Superfund BP Beograd again made break and won the match. The most efficient player in Superfund BP Beograd was Veinovic with 17 points and in Crvena Zvezda Majstorovic with 18 points.

Superfund BP Beograd: Markovic 18, Ljubicic 15, Radovanovic 6, Popovic, Nesic, Malidzan 14, Manojlovic, Veinovic 17, V.Kostic, M.Kostic 2, Petrovic 1, Matic 15.
Crvena Zvezda 2nd team: Nedovic 13, Sepa 5, Djukic, Stevovic, Djordjevic 8, Gagic 11, Rondovic 2, Milosevic 7, Susa 3, Loncovic, Dj.Majstorovic, D.Majstorovic 18.

KK Vojvodina Zlatiborac Novi Sad-OKK Vrbas Carnex 89-84 (27-19, 20-18, 21-21, 21-16)

Young players of KK Vojvodina Zlatiborac Novi Sad made new won this season. This time Vojvodina beat Vrbac Carnex. All four quarters Vojvodina played good and there was no doubt who will won the match. The best role for the winner showed Nebojsa Knezevic who scored 20 points and Danilo Andjusic with 14 scored points.

KK Vojvodina Zlatiborac Novi Sad: Vukoje 8, Nem.Knezevic 8, Drakulic 6, Neb.Knezevic 20, Roncevic 9, Knezevic, Kostic 10, Djuric 5, Andjusic 14, Kitanovic 9, Milinkovic, Popovic.
OKK Vrbas Carnex: Bajic 24, Marko Popovic 6, Pap 1, Markovic 9, Vujacic 4, Perunovic, Glusac 13, Matic 11, Marko Popovic 16, Dokinic, Vojvodic, Novakovic.

Kikinda-Mladost Cacak 86-88 (21-22, 20-24, 26-16, 19-26)

Mladost Cacak players showed good game in Kikinda and with another won game stayed on the top of Serbian B league. The best player in this match was Gemaljevic who scored 29 points and led winner team.

Kikinda: Mladenovic 21, Ilic 19, Bogdanovic, Cerina 11, Krajnovic 2, Vokic 2, Cvetkovic 9, Tesla, Trkulja, Cazic, Zeljkovic 22, Mihajlovic.
Mladost Cacak: Rakovic, Papic 3, Terzic 15, Azanjac 8, Vojinovic, Tresac 24, Marinkovic, Dukanac 9, Gemaljevic 29, Grcic.

A League Round: 9 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 10:28:33 PM - by Eurobasket News
Sloga - Novi Sad 82-74
Sloga took care for the second victory this season, but despite it the team from Kraljevo, as well as Novi Sad, remain on the bottom of the standings together with Masinac and Zdravlje (2-7). Sasa Stefanovic shined for the hosts scoring 28 points and dishing out 5 assists. Miljan Rakic and Dusko Bunic had 14 points each for the loosing side.

Vizura - Mega HL 101-79
Vizura was better than Mega Hypo Leasing moving up in A league on 3-6. On the other hand Mega HL dropped on 4-5. Stefan Balmazovic was the best in Vizura scoring 22 points. Young Aleksandar Mitrovic collected 19 points and 5 rebounds in defeat. Mega's best player Stefan Stojacic this time stopped on 13 points.

Napredak - Radnicki 034 79-77
Napredak Rubin escaped with a tiny home victory vs Radnicki 034 Group and it is on 6-3 record now. Ivan Miceta netted 18 while Dragan Markovic helped Napredak with 16 points and 6 boards. Rajko Kljajevic had 22 points and 10 rebs in Radnicki (5-4).

Swiss.Lions - Ergonom 86-79
7-point win for Swisslion, who remains on top of the standings together with undefeated Borac. Radovan Markovic, Sasa Ocokoljic and ex member of Serbian National Team, Branko Jorovic, delivered 14 points each for the hosts. Ergonom faced with fourth failure, despite 22 points and 7 boards by Stefan Majstorovic.

Borac - Metalac 82-61
Borac trashed Metalac in Cacak keeping the perfect record after 9 rounds. Rastko Dramicanin was a key player for Borac as he poured in 25 points. Metalac got 15 points from Jovan Teodosic suffering the second consecutive defeat (7-2).

Radnicki I. - Masinac 81-72
Radnicki Invest Inzenjering didn't have to work very hard in order to beat Masinac jumping on 4-5. The team from Kraljevo slipped one more time having 2-7 now. Zlatko Bolic and Stefan Fekete combined 45 points for the winners. Uros Mirkovic contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.

Tamis - Zdravlje 86-83
The box-score will be available soon. Tamis 3-6, Zdravlje 2-7.


LEB Gold Round: 9 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 10:01:42 PM - by Eurobasket News
Rosalia - Tenerife 66-74
As it was expected, Tenerife made it on the road against Rosalia jumping on 7-2 in LEB Gold. The same record also has Melilla while Alicante is on the top undefeated. Julio Alberto Gonzales scored 18 points and pulled down 6 rebounds in Tenerife. Lamon Hamilton followed him with 16 points and 8 boards. Georgios Dedas netted 18 points in defeat (Rosalia 1-8).

Los Barrios - Cl.Rincon 89-63
Los Barrios was too strong for Clinicas Rincon registering the fourth win this season. Ricardo Guillen was a key player for the hosts draining 23 points for 27 minutes. His shot percentage was on a pretty high level. Michael Willians contributed with 18 points in defeat. His Clinicas Rincon now has 5-4.

Leche Rio - Burgos 85-78
Leche Rio outsmarted Burgos, thus both teams are on 5-4 record now. Brian Cusworth was totally the best player in Leche Rio delivering 32 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Diego Garcia of Burgos also shined scoring 30 points, but it seems that he didn't get a proper help from his teammates.

Vic - Leon 72-86
Leon cruised past Vic this week-end moving up in LEB Gold on 5-4. Clarence Gilbert top-scored for the winning side with 17 points. Franco Rocchia and Alejandro Gonzales had 14 points apiece. Mattew Kiefer collected 25 points and 9 rebounds in defeat. Vic dropped on 3-6.

Alicante - Melilla 104-75
Powerful Alicante destroyed Mellia at home proving its quality and the strong willingness to reach ACB. Jose Urtasun is totally unstoppable this season. He was the leading player in his team once again pouring in 23 points. Kyle Hill had 5 less than him. Mellila got 14 points from David Fergerson. Alicante 9-0, Mellila 7-2.

Caceres - Mallorca 100-90
100 points by Caceres were more than enough for a victory, the fourth one this season. Mallorca fell on 3-6. Lelton Brown and Wayne Simien combined 43 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Jason Blair shined in Mallorca registering double-double, 21 points and 11 boards.

La Laguna - Illescas 92-87
5-4 for La Laguna and 3-6 for Illescas after this game. Jason Detrick demonstrated pretty good performance for the hosts netting 20 points. Duane Virgil posted 24 including 6 boards for the loosing side.

Plus Pujol - Gandia Basq. 96-80
Easy 16-point win for Plus Pujol, who now has 6-3 in LEB Gold. At the same time it was the 8th failure for Gandia. Troy DeVries paced Plus Pujol to this win scoring 20 points including 4 triples and only two missed shots during the entire time. Zan Vrecko made 20 while Jason Robinson netted one point less than him for Gandia.

La Palma - Valladolid 73-79
Nice road victory for Valladolid against the very dangerous La Palma. The team of head coach Porfirio Fisac got 21 points and 5 rebounds from Robert Battle. Georgios Pavlidis and Federico Van Lacke helped with 15 points apiece. Matthew Shaw delivered 16 in defeat. Valladolid 5-4, La Palma 3-6.

ACB Round: 8 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 8:13:01 PM - by Eurobasket News
MMT Estudia. - A.G. Fuenla 71-89
Fuenlabrada cruised past Estudiantes on the road celebrating the fourth victory this season (4-3). Brad Oleson top-scored for the winners with 23 points. Saul Blanco helped delevering 18. Center Petar Popovic also nailed 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds but for the hosts. His Estu currently has 2-6.

ViveMenorca - CAI Zaragoza 102-75
ViveMenorca smashed CAI Zaragoza at home mostly owing to Croatians Marino Bazdaric and Mario Stojic, which combined 36 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. It is the second victory for head coach Ricard Casas and his players this season (the first one against Pamesa also at home). CAI Zaragoza got 19 points from Taurean Green dropping on 3-4.

Ricoh Man. - Kalise G.C. 67-68
Granca continued with fantastic performance this season. The players of head coach Salvador Maldonado are for sure the most pleasant surprise so far as they are on top of the league together with Tau Ceramica (6-1). Joel Freeland this time was a key player in Granca collecting 15 points and 8 rebounds. Marcus Norris was behind him with 13 points. Josh Asselin notched 17 pts including 6 rebounds for Manresa (4-4).

Unicaja - Pamesa V. 82-75
Unicaja Malaga was better than Pamesa 82-75 mostly owing to fantastic Marcus Haislip, who drained 26 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. The team from Valencia got 19 points from Victor Claver. Unicaja now has 6-2 while Pamesa is on 4-4.

Granada - CB Murcia 79-70
Fourth win for Granada and at the same time the sixth defeat for Murcia in 8 games. Jimmie Hunter led the hosts pouring in 21 points. Taquan Dean had 22 while Chris Thomas scored 3 points less in defeat.

Bruesa - DKV Joven. 67-78
DKV Joventut recorded important win vs Bruesa on the road improving on 5-3 record. Demnd Mallet scored 16 while Eduardo Hdez-Sonseca stopped on 14 points. Bracey Wright netted 13. Andy Panko posted 17 points including 8 rebounds for Buresa (2-5).

Real Madrid - Iurbentia B. 84-74
Sergio Llull delivered 15 while Louis Bullock, Felipe Reyes and Jeremiah Massey had 14 points each in Real Madrid helping it to move up on 4-3. Javier Salgado and Marko Banic netted 13 points apiece in Bilbao, who is now on 4-4.

Cajasol - Tau 74-101
Tau blasted Cajasol in Sevilla jumping on 6-1. Bosnian Mirza Teletovic netted 22 while Serbian Igor Rakocevic stopped on one point less for the winning team. Andrea Pecile had 18 points for Cajasol, who stays on just one win in 7 appearances (vs Real in Madrid).


Standings - TB2L11/16/2008 11:52:28 AM
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Bornova 5-0 
 2. Edirne Genclik 4-1 
 3. Trabzonspor 4-1 
 4. Vestel 3-2 
 5. Akcakoca P. 3-2 
 6. Pamukkale 2-3 
 7. Genc Telekom 2-3 
 8. Bursa B-bol 2-3 
 9. FMV Isik 2-3 
 10. Orman 2-3 
 11. Eyup 1-4 
 12. TED Istanbul 0-5 
Group B
 1. Tofas 5-0 
 2. ITU 4-1 
 3. Canakkale 3-2 
 4. Gelisim 3-2 
 5. Genc Banvit. 3-2 
 6. Beykoz 3-2 
 7. Usak 2-3 
 8. Duzce Genclik 2-3 
 9. Ankara Basket 2-3 
 10. Yesilyurt 2-3 
 11. Pertevniyal 1-4 
 12. Mulkiye 0-5 

TBL Round: 5 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 9:29:43 PM - by Eurobasket News
T.Telekom - Mersin 95-89
Turk Telekom was better than Mersin at home remaining undefeated in TBL after 5 rounds. The same score also has Fenerbahce Ulker, who outplayed Besiktas Cola Turka. Erwin Dudley shined in Turk Telekom netting 24 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. Lester McCalebb had 21 points for Mersin, but his team dropped on 2-3.

Darussafaka - Kepez Bld 75-54
Darussafaka trashed Kepez Bld in Istanbul for 3-2 in TBL. Maarten Leunen and Emre Bayav delivered 14 points each for the winning team. Kammron Taylor was the only one with double digits in scoring for Kepez, who stays winless yet.

Banvit - Karsiyaka 100-91
Banvit scored 100 points vs Karsiyaka, what was more than enough for the victory. Joseph Krispin top-scored for the hosts with 26 points. Leon Williams and Ralph Mims combined 40 points and 14 boards in defeat. Both teams had 2-2 before this round.

Antalya - TED Koleji 99-80
Easy one for Antaliya against winless TED Koleji. Ersin Gorkem and Marcus Douthit were in a game mood nailing 27 points apiece. They also had 13 rebounds and 14 assists together. LaQuan Prowell and Caner Oner posted 16 points apiece for the loosing side. Antaliya now has 3-2.

Selcuk Uni. - Erdemir 74-73
Both teams registered 1-3 in the first 4 games. This time Selcuk escaped with a tiny home victory mostly owing to Monty Mack and his 22 points. Ekenechukwu Ibekwe helped him with 19 points and 7 boards. Erdemir got impressive 31 points from Nathan Funk.

Galatasaray - Efes Pilsen 84-91
The team of head coach Ergin Ataman crushed Galatasaray Cafe Crown on the road and both teams are on the 4-1 record now. It was very important game for both squads, but visitors grabbed it thanks to Marvis Thornton and Charles Smith. Thornton collected 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists while Smith added 18 points including 4 triples. Antonio Graves was great in Galata draining 26 points.

Aliaga - Oyak Renault 79-89
10-point win for Oyak Renault and 3-2 in TBL. On the other side, Aliaga dropped on 2-3. Joseph Jones helped the winners with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Alex Gordon added 22. Aubrey Reese contributed with 23 pts in defeat.

Fener.Ulker - Besiktas 74-57
In the last game of Round 5, Fenerbahce Ulker trashed Besiktas Cola Turka keeping the top together with undefeated Turk Telekom. Besiktas fell even more and now it has poor 1-4. Devin Smith scored 20 points and pulled down 6 rebounds for the hosts. Gasper Vidmar followed with 16 pts and also 6 rebs. Cevher Ozer had 16 points and 8 boards in Besiktas.

Standings - TBL11/16/2008 9:06:29 PM
TBL Standings
 1. T.Telekom 5-0 
 2. Fener.Ulker 5-0 
 3. Galatasaray 4-1 
 4. Efes Pilsen 4-1 
 5. Darussafaka 3-2 
 6. Antalya 3-2 
 7. Banvit 3-2 
 8. Oyak Renault 3-2 
 9. Mersin 2-3 
 10. Aliaga 2-3 
 11. Selcuk Uni. 2-3 
 12. Karsiyaka 2-3 
 13. Besiktas 1-4 
 14. Erdemir 1-4 
 15. Kepez Bld 0-5 
 16. TED Koleji 0-5 


UBL Round: 14 (Regular Season)11/16/2008 3:15:21 PM - by Eurobasket News
Polit.Lviv - Hoverla 85-76
Politehnika Lviv overcame Hoverla 85:76 in Round 14 of UBL. Zubrytskyi Yaroslav led the winners with 19 points, while Gurtovoy Volodymyr netted 11. Decker Tate struggled hard for the guests scoring 16 points.

Cherkasy - Gryfony 67-73
Gryfony created a real upset in Cherkasy beating the favorite 67:73. Petrovski Jane top-scored for the underdogs with 20 points, Miletic Predrag added 18 and Slack Anthony posted 17. Koljevic Ivan resisted for the hosts with 25 points.

Budivelnyk - BC Odessa 104-98
Budivelnyk stun BC Odessa 104:98 in overtime in Kiev. Wethers Brian won the duel over Hill Otis as two opponents shined in the court. Wethers Brian produced 34 points for the winners and Hill Otis had 33 in defeat.

Ferro-ZNTU - Kryvbasbasket 68-93
Pavlovic Milos led Kryvbasbasket over Ferro-ZNTU 68:93 away from home. He posted 18 points, while Howell Jarrett and Korablev Dmitri netted each 15. Balashov Stanislav finished the night with 22 points in the losing effort.

DniproAzot - Dnipro 74-88
DniproAzot lost to Dnipro 74:88 and sent them to 9-4 record. Lazare Darnell paced all the winners with 21 points and Beverley Patrick posted 15. Zozulia Jurij and Allen Jerel both nailed 14 in defeat.


Friday 14th November 2008 - Top Two Win11/16/2008 11:40:31 AM - by Andy Webb
Two of the BBL title favourites both advanced their claims for top honours on Friday night with blow out home victories.

League leading Newcastle Eagles overcame a small first quarter deficit to hang a 37-point victory margin (111-74) on fifth placed Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders.

Third placed Everton Tigers were almost as emphatic with a 36-point winning margin (103-69) over second from bottom Worthing Thunder on Merseyside.

Trey Moore (192-G-75, college: Mississippi St.) had an excellent night for Newcastle Eagles as his 29-points paced the home side. A 10-0 run in the second quarter by the Eagles, all scored by Moore from technical free throws and two threes, broke the game open and a short-handed Riders couldn't fight their way back.

For Everton the result was never in doubt once they had taken a three-point first quarter lead and made it a double-digit deficit margin by half time.

Josh Gross, Andrew Smith and Richard Midgley all scored 20 plus points for Tigers as they caused problems for Thunder at both ends of the court.

BBL Championship

Newcastle Eagles 111 (20,49,76) (Moore 29, Bridge 13, Jackson 12)
Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 74 (24,39,59) (Windless 20, Martin 15, Williams 14)

Newcastle Eagles moved two points clear at the top of the BBL with a crushing 111-74 win over an injury hit Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders.

Trey Moore's 29-points for the home side was the stand-out performance of the night as Leicester suffered from being without Tommy Swanson and Rod Wellington.

Riders began the match well, opening up a 15-21 lead with 90 seconds of the first quarter left. The margin was only trimmed by two as Tony Windless made one of two free throws to give Leicester a 20-24 advantage.

Eagles continued to find Riders tough to break down but eventually went in from on the back of a Moore three (34-32). Two technicals called on the Riders gave Moore the chance to make three from four from the line and the guard hit another three to break the match open for Newcastle 40-32.

From there on the league leaders gradually pulled away from Leicester. A 49-39 half time lead was turned into a 76-59 third quarter margin from which the Riders couldn't find a way back.

Everton Tigers 103 (23,48,76) (Gross 26, Smith 23, Midgley 22)
Worthing Thunder 67 (20,36,55) (Ivanovskis 22, Midgley 11, Bargeman 11)

Everton Tigers moved smoothly into third place in the BBL with a thumping 103-67 home win over Worthing Thunder.

Josh Gross, Andre Smith and Richard Midgley were all in sparkling form as they poured in more than 20- points each to pace a balanced Tigers offence, which the visiting Thunder couldn't cope with.

The match actually began with a tight first quarter. Worthing held their final lead of the night at 17-18 before Smith's four free throws and a Delme Herriman lay up handed Everton a 23-20 advantage at the first break.

Throughout the second period Tigers gradually extended their lead, breaking the double-digit margin for the first on the back of another Herriman lay up (36- 26). An Ola Babalola three on the half time buzzer made it 48-36.

The sides exchanged threes during a high scoring start to the third quarter until a 12-0 burst by Everton took the score to 70-45 and the match away from Worthing for good.

Even with a 21-point lead (76-55) heading into the final stanza, the Tigers didn't let up. Threes from Gross and Midgley were the exclamation points on a powerhouse fourth quarter performance which turned a comprehensive win into a rout.

Saturday 15th November 2008 - Riders Win In Overtime11/16/2008 11:43:37 AM - by Andy Webb
After a exciting night of basketball on Saturday night, Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders, Worcester Wolves and Sheffield Sharks picked up important victories as the teams continued on their quest for supremacy in the BBL Championship.

Leicester needed overtime to pick up an eventual 82- 75 victory over the Guildford Heat at the John Sanford Centre. Michael Martin (200-F-74) had tied the game up for the Heat with 24.9 seconds remaining in regulation. EJ Harrison had the opportunity to win it in regulation for the Heat, but his buzzer-beater missed. In overtime, it remained tight and tied at 75-75 with 1:42 remaining. Leicester secured the victory from the foul-line by netting the last seven points of the game from the line to move themselves up into fourth position in the table.

Worcester Wolves enjoyed a slightly more comfortable night than the Riders as they secured a 107-87 victory over the PAWS London Capital at Worcester University. Antony Paez was the star man once again for the home side as he netted a game- high 23 points for the Wolves as they moved themselves into eighth place in the table.

In the other game on Saturday night, the Sharks overturned a 14-10 deficit after the opening period to secure a slightly more comfortable 88-66 victory over the Worthing Thunder at Worthing Leisure Centre.

BBL Championship
Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 82 (18,39,51,69) (Martin 17, Williams 16, Missere 15)
Guildford Heat 75 (21,37,54,69) (Martin 19, Howell 18, Harrison 14)

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders moved up into fourth position in the BBL Championship thanks to a 82-75 overtime victory over the Guildford Heat in front of a full-house at the John Sanford Centre on Saturday evening. LaTrell Willams gave the Riders a five-point lead at 66-61 with 2:55 remaining. The Heat tied the game at 67-67 off the back of a Keonta Howell three-pointer with 1:24 left in regulation. Phil Missere gave the Riders the lead at 69-67 with 42 seconds remaining, but Michael Martin tied it up again at 69-69 with 24.9 seconds. EJ Harrison had an opportunity to win the game for the Heat, but his shot on the buzzer missed and the game went into overtime. In the extra period, Williams gave the Riders the lead at 71-69, but they could not pull away from the Heat as Martin and Dean Williams levelled the game at 75-75 with 1:42 remaining in overtime. Some fantastic defence from Missere prevented the Heat from scoring for the remainder of the game, and the Riders were able to hold their nerve from the foul-line to score the final seven points of the game and secure the victory for the Riders. Earlier in the game, the home side enjoyed a 10-2 burst in the second quarter to go in at the break leading 39-37 at the half. Guildford took brief control of the game in the third period thanks to a 7-0 tear to take the score out to 47- 54, but a 16-3 run across the final quarter break for the Riders gave them a 63-57 lead before the excitement happened. Michael Martin led all scorers in the game with 19 points for the Heat, while Matt Martin led the scoring with 17 for the Riders.

BBL Championship
Worcester Wolves 107 (35,66,89) (Paez 23, Harker/Uzkuraitis 16)
PAWS London Capital 87 (15,35,59) (Knight 20, Mills 16, Deng 14)

Worcester Wolves moved themselves into ninth position in the BBL Championship table thanks to a convincing 107-87 victory over the PAWS London Capital at Worcester University on Saturday evening. The Wolves started the stronger and gained control of the game from the outset opening up an early 17-5 lead in the opening quarter. The Wolves continued to dominate the early exchanges as an 11-1 close to the opening period gave them a 33- 15 going into the second period. Both sides traded baskets for the majority of the second period, but the Capital could not close the gap as the Wolves went into the locker room leading 66-35 at the half. The second half saw the visitors attempt to get themselves back into the game, and a 10-4 tear towards the end of the third period trimmed the deficit back to twenty-five points at 83-58. The final stanza saw the Capital attempt to get themselves right back into the game, but the Wolves enjoyed a 9-3 run midway through the final quarter to take the score out to 98-68. The Capital continue to valiantly get back in touch, but an 18-7 tear to close out the game came too late as the Wolves ran out comfortable winners. Anotony Paez led all scorers in the game with 23 points for the Wolves, while Marcus Knight led the Capital scoring with 20 points.

BBL Championship
Worthing Thunder 66 (14,33,48) (Ivanoskis 17, Patton 16, Woods 14)
Sheffield Sharks 88 (10,34,60) (Whyte 23, Rivers 20, Sanders 18)

Sheffield Sharks moved themselves into sixth position in the BBL Championship table thanks to a 66-88 victory over the Worthing Thunder at the Worthing Leisure Centre on Saturday evening. Both teams traded baskets throughout the opening quarter and it was the home side who took a slender 14-10 lead into the second quarter. In the second period, the Sharks got themselves back into the game and managed to take a single point lead at 33-34 into the locker rooms at the half. The second half saw the Sharks begin to stamp their authority on the game, and took control by outscoring their hosts 15-26 in the third period to take the score out to 48-60 going into the final stanza. In the final period, the Thunder valiantly attempted to get themselves back into the game, but the Sharks proved too strong for their hosts as the visitors ran out eventual winners. Janis Ivanovskis led the Thunder scoring with 17, while James Whyte led all scorers with 23 points for the Sharks.


Flight Moving Forward11/16/2008 8:07:29 PM - by Mac Claire
November 16th, Universal City - Draft pick Danny Sommers was one of three forwards in camp battling for playing time in the Converse Flight rotation. Sommers participated in a scrimmage and at times looked solid as a role player. However, when asked to shoot from long range, he struggled. When it was time to shoot free throws, he was the one player who swished his attempts. His free throws shooting has been eye-popping since camp began. 'Again, free throw shooting will earn him late minutes in tight games.'

Sommers was asked to do some ball handling too, and he did surprisingly well. 'He won't be handling the ball in our offense except when things break down, but his performance today has given me confidence that he can help pout if the guards get into trouble.'

Claire sees leadership potential in Sommers too.

'He reminds me of Geoff Harner (recently signed a contract to play overseas). Geoff did everything from play his role with professionalsim to volunteer his time at community events. Danny is like him.'

'There is nothing to dislike about what Danny brings to this team.'

James 'Monster' Ellison showed that while his six foot, five inch frame suggests that he play the small forward position, he can play the power forward spot, and if need be, use his long build to play bigger men. 'Yeah, I told him that I hope we never have to play him in the middle,' Claire said. 'But,' he added, 'I am comfortable with him in the middle if it is necessary for him to play there.'

Perhaps the most polished of the three is Adrian Wilson. Offensively he makes few mistakes and even from the forward position he can be an influence on the temperment of the club. He is a solid player in the low post, similar to Ellison, but Ellison is longer. Wilson on the other hand will use hislower body strength to punish the opposition.

This was the first time that Wilson and Ellison met. Ellison wondered out loud, 'Who's he playin' for?' When he was told that Wilson would be playing on his team, he said, 'Good!'

Newcomer Fisher Pushes Fellow Point Guard Edmond11/16/2008 8:08:51 PM - by Mac Claire
November 16th, Universal City - They are Calvin Murphy, Charlie Criss, Mugsy Bogues, and Nate Robinson.
They are not going to remind anyone of big guards like Reggie Miller (6-8) or Magic Johnson (6-9).
Flight point guard competitors Dexter Edmond and Zeke Fisher are 5-9 and 5-6 respectively, and they bring to the table different things, but together they can make a nice two-headed orchastrator.
Edmond his taller, and actually bigger than his counterpart Fisher. Dexter can penetrate defenses and dish to an open player. He plays acceptable defense, and can steal the ball after harrassing whomever has it.
Fisher is a left-handed squirt (and that is said with affection) who can also pnetrate with lightning speed. As one person noted, 'He is a blur!'
Fisher is a bit more verbal and shows an ability to be a leader on the court. Teamed up with Edmond during a scrimmage, he barked out encouragement to his new partner and Edmond responded positively.
'Our next session should really tell more though,' Mac Claire said. 'They will be going head to head in practice and while Zeke will be quicker than Dexter, I know Dexter will have some tricks up his sleeve too.'
'It will be fun to watch.'

Two Warriors Hopefuls Impressive at Camp11/16/2008 8:03:54 PM - by Mac Claire
November 15th, Universal City - The Warriors found a pair of basketball players who figure to be significant pieces to their first season.
Backcourt man Dante Bell is a former player at the University of Arkansas ('97). He is a hybrid guard which makes him extremely valuable as an interchangeable player.
Early indications are however that guard Jeremy Nellum, a player with no college experience may be the straw that stirs the Warriors' drink.
Standing at 6-3, he can play either guard position like Bell, but he is a quick leaper who can jump out of the gym. He may play the small forward spot because of his high wire act.
Several Converse Flight players made the trip to Universal City to help the Warriors launch their camp. Warriors' coach Morris Brite ran the show early before giving way to Larry Smith, the GM of the club. Brite mad e a point to instruct the front court players about low post positioning and rebounding. Smith tested the endurance of all the players by having them do lots of running in intervals. Oh yeah, there was also a scrimmage, and Smith came away impressed.
'I saw players with talent,' he said. 'I saw good defense, good passing. Everyone here has some experience and it shows. Nobody came in here just off the street.'
The Warriors will continue to bring in players to audition for their team. If interested, contact Warriors GM Larry Smith at 210-831-5377.

Flight Help Warriors Open Camp11/16/2008 8:06:09 PM - by Mac Claire
November 16th, Universal City - The Converse Flight made their presence known for nearly three hours at the Universal City Warriors' Free Agent Camp. Flight were paired with soon to be rival players as they stretched, ran wind sprints, and participated in numerous game situation drills.
Flight owner and coach Mac Claire looked on from the sidelines as Warriors' coach Morris Brite conducted the drills early. Brite gave way late to his general manager Larry Smith.
Smith liked what he saw from players on both teams.
'I saw good defense, good passing. Everyone here has some experience and it shows. Nobody came in here just off the street.'


Venezuelans in USA Leagues - Update11/16/2008 9:24:32 PM - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- The following notes are an update on the status of Venezuelan players currently seeing action in the United States college, junior college, prep school and high school leagues.

-Greivis Vasquez (196-G-87), guard of the Maryland Terrapins, was a starter in a victory against Bucknell, 81-52. He played 29 minutes and finished up with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, one block, 2 steals, one turnover and 3 fouls. The game was played in College Park, Maryland.
-David Cubillan (183-G-87), shooting guard of the Marquette Golden Eagles, came off the bench to play 11 minutes and supported his team's victory over Houston Baptist, 95-64, with 3 points, one assist and a turnover. The game was played in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
-Gregory Echenique (208-C-90), power forward and center of Rutgers Scarlet Knights, played a key role in a victory against Marist, 63-61. He played 36 minutes and was impressive with 11 points, 15 rebounds, 6 blocks, 2 fouls and an assist as a starter. He helped his team tie their own record of blocks in a single match with a total of 16 and became the first rookie to get such an amount of rebounds in his first match since Rashod Kent in 2000 (18). The game was held in Piscataway, New Jersey.
-Robert Palacios (187-G), guard of the Northern Colorado Bears, was as a starter at the 3 position and played 30 minutes with 6 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 5 turnovers and 2 fouls, as his team lost a tight match against Oregon State, 66-64, in Eugene, Oregon.
-Luis Valera (-F-90) was a starter for the University of Texas Pan-American in a victory over Sul Ross State, 84-59, and ended up with 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers and 2 fouls as a power forward.

-Rene Farias (188-G-86), of the Wayland Baptist Pioneers, has played 3 games recently. Against Southwest, he played 15 minutes with 2 points, one rebound, 2 assists and a turnover. Against Northern New Mexico, he played 13 minutes and scored 2 points with 3 turnovers. Against Central Baptist College, he played 19 minutes and ended up with 8 points, one rebound, one assists, one steal, 3 turnovers and 2 fouls.
-Jorge Parra (206-C-84), of the University of Arts&Science Drovers, was the best player in a triumph against Southwestern College, 89-56, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

-Tulio Cobos (197-C-86) did not play in a defeat of his Northeastern State University Riverhawks against Arkansas Tech, 60-37.

-Enrique Cova (190-G-88) has not played in the last three matches of the Marshalltown CC Tigers against Kirkwood, William Penn JV and State Fair CC because he sustained a concussion during a practice 10 days ago. He debuted with a successful effort in his first match against South Suburban CC with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals.
-Carlos Rodriguez (191-G) did not see any minutes of action in a victory of his team, Odessa College, against Kilgore, 64-58.

Venezuelans Abroad Update - Oscar Torres played 100th game in Italy's Lega A11/16/2008 9:56:17 PM - by Francisco Vega

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Venezuelans playing in foreign countries continued to have starring roles in their respective teams and saw some action in the last week around the world. Here's a short summary of their performances:

-Jorge Arrieta got his first victory as head coach of Angeles de Puebla, as he was able to defeat Fuerza Regia Monterrey, 90-82.

-Juan Herrera (197-F-81) scored 14 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in a defeat of his Santos Reales de San Luis against Dorados de Chihuahua, 87-84 in Matchday 23. Iin Matchday 24, he had the same luck, since he was able to score 22 points with 5 rebounds, and assist, a block and a steal in another loss, this time againstLobos Grises de Durango, 86-81.

-Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) scored 13 points with 5 rebounds, 7 assists, a block and 2 steals in a victory of his Angeles de Puebla over Fuerza Regia Monterrey, 90-82, in Matchday 23.

-Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) finished up with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and a turnover in a victory of Angeles de Puebla over Fuerza Regia Monterrey, 90-82, in Matchday 24. It was the first time that two Venezuelan basketball players that are brothers face each other up in a foreign country, as he played against Jose.

-Pedro Brito (202-F/C-82) chipped in 7 points, 8 rebounds, a steal and 5 turnovers in a tight victory of Panteras de Aguascalientes over Potros Itson, 77-73, in Matchday 23. In the next match, he was below his average with only 4 points, 2 rebounds and 3 steals in another triumph over Tecos de Guadalajara, 75-69.

-Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) returned to Lobos UAC de Saltillo. In Matchday 23, he could only contribute with 5 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists in a defeat against Loros de Colima, 89-84. He got back on his feet in the next match, as his team defeated Lechugueros de Leon, 99-88, thanks to his 23 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a block.

-Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) scored 16 points with 2 rebounds, 4 assists and a block, in a defeat against Angeles de Puebla, 90-82, in Matchday 23. It was the first time that two Venezuelan brothers face each other in a foreign league, as he played against Gregory.

-Tomas Aguilera (198-F-77) scored 20 points with 8 rebounds and a block in a defeat against Angeles de Puebla, 90-82, in Matchday 23.

-Carlos Morris (194-G-75) scored 6 points with 5 rebounds, a steal and a block in a defeat of his Venados de Nuevo Laredo against Halcones Rojos de Veracruz, 91-82, in Matchday 23. In the next game, he finished up with 9 points, an assist and a block in another loss, this time against Halcones de Xalapa, 109-91.


-Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) was a starter for Union de Sunchales in Matchday 6, but his team lost its first match of the season against La Union, 91-81. He scored 8 points.

SPAIN (LEB Gold - EBA A - U20)
-Javier Roman (207-F/C-80) came off the bench for Leche Rio Breogan Lugo as they won against Ford Burgos, 85-78. He played 11 minutes and had 4 points, a rebound and 2 fouls.

-Jhornan Zamora (194-F-89) was a starter for Zarzuela Maristas Boecillo in EBA A, and his team defeated AB Pas Pielagos, 96-82. He played 34 minutes and had 19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers and 2 fouls.

-Javinger Vargas (206-C-90) came off the bench for Beirasar Rosalia in the U20 tournament, during a victory, 89-54, over Caja Canarias Ciudad de Telde. Vargas played 12 minutes and finished up with 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, one turnover and 4 fouls


-Hector Romero (202-F-80) was a starter in Matchday 6 of the 2008-2009 season for Snaidero Udine, as his team lost against Scavolini Spar Pesaro, 83-79. He played 20 minutes and finished up with 12 points, 9 rebounds, a block and 2 turnovers.

-Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76) was a starter in Matchday 6 of the 2008-2009 season for Snaidero Udine, as his team lost against Scavolini Spar Pesaro, 83-79. Torres played 32 minutes, and ended up with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 3 turnovers and 4 fouls. He played his 100th game in Italy's Lega A (Pompea Napoli, UPIM Fortitudo Bologna and Snaidero Udine).


-John Cox (195-G-81) and his team, Sluc Nancy Basket, won against Roanne, 79-74, in Matchday 7 of the 2008-2009 season. Cox played 20 minutes and supported his team with 4 points, a rebound, 2 assists, a block, 2 turnovers and 3 fouls


Women News

  BOSNIA - Women  

Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Brotnjo 94 3-0 
 2. Sloboda 3-0 
 3. Trebinje 3-0 
 4. Jedinstvo 2-0 
 5. Zeljeznicar 2-0 
 6. Celik 1-2 
 7. Zrinjski 0-1 
 8. Borac-Mladost 0-2 
 9. Livno 0-3 
 10. Banovici 0-3 
 11. Bugojno 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Women
ZBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. Hariss, Sparta 24.4
2. Maltsi, USK 21.25
3. Reisingerova, St 17.8
4. Vlkova, Valosun 17.75
5. Hartigova, Trut 15.78
Rebounds Per Game
1. Reisingerova, 9.62
2. Cash, USK 9.6
3. Hartigova, Trutnov 8.4
4. Miller, Valosun 8.25
5. Novakova, Hrad. 8.0
Assists Per Game
1. Zirkova, Gamb. 4.89
2. Nezdarilova, Slov. 4.0
3. Hrabakova, Sparta 3.6
4. Whalen, USK 3.29
5. Bartonova Praha 2.89
1. Hartigova, Trutn 70.1
2. Horakova, Gamb. 60.8
3. Miller, Valosun 59.7
1. Viteckova, Gamb. 64.7
2. Bednarova, USK 59.0
3. Zrustova, Valosun 57.1

  FINLAND - Women  

D1 Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
HoNsU - PeKa 52-60
PeKa outscored HoNSu 60:52 to earn the sixth win in the tournament. Shanika Freeman scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Raquel Collier notched 14 points for HoNSu in the loss.

PuHu - Catz 62-88
Catz earned the seventh win in the tournament as they cruised past PuHu 88:62 on the road. Joi Scott came up with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Vilma Kesanen added 15 points for Catz as they occupy the second spot in the ladder. Rebekah Parker answered with 18 points and 10 rebounds for PuHu.

Huima - BC Nokia 78-59
Huima consolidated their position in the D1 standings with a 78:59 win over BC Nokia today. It was the fifth success for Huima as they remained in the 4th place. Sanna Jamsen knocked down 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for Huima. Erneisha Bailey added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals for the winners. BC Nokia answered with 11 points in the loss.

Catz - PeKa 96-60
Cats cruised past PeKa 96:60 for the 8th win in the tournament. Rene Haynes scored 23 points, while Yelena Sovoyeva added 19 points and 12 boards as Catz stayed in the second spot in the ladder. Shanika Freeman nailed 15 points and grabbed 9 boars for PeKa in defeat.

FoA - BC Nokia 96-80
Ashley Pellom scored 22 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 5 assits to lift her Forssan Alku to a 96:80 win over Nokia today. Toniqua Frasier secured 20 points and 12 boards for the winners as they climbed at 4-6 record. Tiia Huuhka netted game-high 28 points for Nokia as they suffered the tenth defeat in a row.

S-Hameen. - Espoo Team 79-87
Espoo stayed on top of the table as they sneaked past S-Hameenmaa 87:79 today. It was the eighth win for Espoo in nine games played. Henna Salomaa delivered 19 points to pace the winners. Whitney Allen contributed 15 points for Espoo. Kieraah Marlow responded with 27 points for Hameenmaa in defeat.

  FRANCE - Women  

LFB Round: 10 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Clermont - Landes 77-70
Emma Randall demonstrated pretty good performance for her Clermont leading it to 4th victory in LFB. She spent 33 minutes on the court collecting 19 points and impressive 13 rebounds. Claudia Das Neves netted 18, while Claire Tomaszewski added two points less. Ekaterina Dimitrova shined in Landes collecting 20 points and 6 rebounds. Bineta Diouf also was in a game mood netting 16 pts and missing only one board for double-double. Landes stays on just 2 wins in 10 appearances.

Montpellier - Bourges 48-70
Bourges trashed Montpellier on the road with plus 22 remaining undefeated in LFB. It means that the team of head coach Pierre Vincent and Tarbes are together on top of the standings with perfect 10-0 record. Interesting is that Endene Miyem, who had 12 points, was the leading scorer for the visitors. Elodie Bertal of Montpellier finished the game with double-double, 14 points and 10 boards.

Mondeville - Arras 79-68
Mondeville made it at home vs Arras mostly owing to fantastic Lenae Williams, who drained 25 points. Bernice Mosby on the other side answered with 21 points and 9 boards, but her team needed a way more in this game. It is the third victory for Mondeville, while Arras slipped on 5-5.

Union Hainaut - Reims 76-64
6-4 for Union and 4-6 for Reims after this game. Kathy Wambe was a key player for the hosts draining 19 points and dishing out 8 assists. Chioma Nnamaka also shined scoring 16 pts. Amelie Pochet contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds in loss.

Aix-en-Prov. - Tarbes 56-57
Tarbes grabbed extremely tiny victory against Aix-en-Provence on the road staying on top of LFB, together with Bourges. Tanisha Wright and Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui combined 32 points and 20 rebounds for Tarbes. Ann Elizabeth Moeggenberg helped with 11 pts. Renae Camino stepped up for the loosing squad delivering 16 points including 6 boards. Kristen Sharp stopped on 13 plus 7 rebs.

Challes - COB Calais 62-55
Both teams entered into this round with 5-4 record. Sylvia Janostinova scored 17, while Carly Wilson added 15 points and 7 rebounds for Challes. Calais had only two players with double digits in scoring, Lina Brazdeikyte with 14 and Aurelie Cibert, who posted 12 points.

Nantes - ESB Villeneu. 64-68
Nantes stays the only winless team in the league after 10 rounds. This time Nantes faced with a home defeat vs Villeneuve, who was led by Iziane Castro. She was the top scorer in her team with 18 points, while Geraldine Robert and Ljubica Drljaca helped delevering 14 points apiece. Michele Van Gorp notched 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the hosts.

  GREECE - Women  

Standings - Women
A1 Standings
 1. Athinaikos 5-0 
 2. Apollon P. 4-1 
 3. Esperides 4-1 
 4. Aris H. 3-2 
 5. Ano Liosa 3-2 
 6. Panathinaikos 3-2 
 7. Apollon K. 3-2 
 8. Olympiada L. 2-3 
 9. P.Faliro 2-3 
 10. Panionios 2-3 
 11. Siemens 2-3 
 12. M.Aleksandros 1-4 
 13. Paghiakos 1-4 
 14. Kastoria 0-5 

A1 Womens Stats Leaders
A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.Williams, Pagh 21,4
2.Dimitrakou, M.Alexan. 20,2
3.Tierney, DASAL 20
4.Reves, Aris H. 19
5.Bowie, Aris H. 18
Rebounds Per Game
1. Kerr, Apollon P. 11,8
2. Tierney, DASAL 10,4
3. Davis, Athinaikos 10,2
4. Reves, Aris H. 10
5. Davis, Esperides 10
Assists Per Game
1.Williams, Pagh 6,2
2.Kostaki, PAO 5,8
3.Gouzini, Athinaikos 5,8
4.Ploubi,DASAL 5,4
5.Kalentzou,Esperides 4,8
Steals Per Game
1.Williams, Pagh 5,6
2.Hagiya, M.Alexan. 4
3.Reves, Aris H. 3,4
Blocks Per Game
1.Davis, Esperides 1,6
2.Smirnaiou, DASAL 1,4
3.Bibiri, Apollon K. 1
4.Miller, P. Faliro 1
5.Papamichail,Panion. 1
1.Tierney, DASAL 72%
2.Mc Cracklin, Olimp.L. 68%
3.Karabatzaki,Apol. K. 63%
4.Miller, P. Faliro 63%
5.Reves, Aris H. 63%
6.Davis, Athinaikos 63%
1.Thorn, PAO 62%
2.Axiopoulou, P.Faliro 60%
3. Sam, Panionios 58%
Free Throws
1.Volonaki, P.Faliro 94%
2.Tokmaki,Apollon K. 89%
3.Kalentzou,Esperides 89%
1.Vasiliadou,Apollon K. 0,826
2.Tierney, DASAL 0,787
3.Thorn, PAO 0,745
4.Davis, Athinaikos 0,735
5.Karabatzaki,Apol. K. 0,715

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

  NORWAY - Women  

Standings - Women
Kvinneligaen Standings
 1. Asker/BV 4-0 
 2. Gimle 3-1 
 3. Hop 1-1 
 4. Ullern 1-1 
 5. Elite Nord 0-0 
 6. Ammerud 0-1 
 7. Nordstrand 0-2 
 8. Ulriken 0-3 

  POLAND - Women  

PLKK Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Energa Torun - Inea AZS P. 87-65
Energa Torun got 19 points and 7 steals from Quianna Chaney and outscored Inea ASZ Poznan 87:65 at home court today. Jaqueline Moore contributed 15 points in the win. Okeisha Howard and Agnieszka Skobel dropped 13 points each for Poznan in the loss.

MUKS Pozn. - Cukierki 54-65
Cukierki celebrated a rare win this season as they fired down MUKS Poznan 65:54 and caught up with their opponents in the ladder. The teams are now knotted up at 3-9 record. Eliza Golumbiewska secured 22 points for the winners. Ofa Tulikhihifo added 20 points for Cukierki. MUKS responded with 15 points and 15 boards from Keila Beachem. Jennifer Rushing added 12 points and 10 boards in defeat.

LKS - Lotos PKO BP 60-89
Lotos celebrated the ninth victory as they cruised past Lodz 89:60 away from home. Natalia Marchanka stepped up for Lotos with 17 points. Magdalena Leciejewska and Monique Currie had 12 points apiece for the Gdynia outfit. Dorota Sobczyk replied with 14 points for Lodz as they suffered the tenth defeat in eleven games played.

Utex Row - PTK Pabian. 78-51
Utex Row claimed the 7th win in the season as they held off PTK Pabianice 78:51 at home court. Aleksandra Chomac tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Nataliya Trafimava contributed 15 points and 7 assists for the hosts. Anita Szemraj chipped in 15 points for PTK in the loss.

AZS Gorzow - AZS J.Gora 84-72
Anne Breitreiner and Katerina Zohnova scored 19 points apiece and Gorzow ensured the 11th win in a row in PLKK. Today they toppled AZS Jelenia Gora 84:72 and stayed undefeated on top of the standings. Justyna Zurowska added 14 points in the victory. Ryan Coleman provided 23 points for Jelenia Gora.

Wisla Can-Pak - CCC 58-48
Wisla remained in the second position in the PLKK as they defeated CCC Polkowice 58:48 in a low-scoring affair tonight. Ewelina Kobryn topscored for the Krakow team with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Justyna Jeziorna replied with 12 points for CCC. Wisla climbed at 10-1 record after the win.

  ROMANIA - Women  

Romanian Cup, 2. round - by Nagy Szilveszter
2008/2009 Romanian Cup, 2. round:

CSS LMK Sf. Gheorghe-CSM Targoviste
CSM Universitatea Craiova-CS Teleorman Alexandria
U Trustul Cre Cluj Napoca-Sportul Studentesc Omnilogic Bucuresti
BC ICIM Arad-CS Rapid CFR Marfa Bucuresti

The first matches will be played at 3rd December 2008.

The First Round was organized in Sibiu, at the neutral place. BC ICIM Arad was the ''lucky loser'' by coefficient. Here are the results: CSM Universitatea Craiova-CS National Iasi 59-51, CSM U Alba Iulia-Sportul Studentesc Omnilogic Bucuresti 52-68, BC ICIM Arad-CS Teleorman Alexandria 82-91, CS Olimpia Bucuresti-U Trustul Cre Cluj Napoca 48-64, CSM Satu Mare-CSM Targoviste 54-70, CSS LMK Sf. Gheorghe-CSM U Oradea 103-39, CS Rapid CFR Marfa Bucuresti-CS CET Govora 69-62.


Elfic Fribourg: Rachel Maenpaa injured - by Dimitri Toumayeff
Freshly arrived Rachel Maenpaa (1984, 185, 4-5) hurt a thigh (muscular tear), which should keep her inactive for 3 to 4 weeks. The former Indiana State player, who had her first professional contract with Clube Fuetbol Uniao Madeira (Portugal) last season, has only played one game so far (11pts, 3reb), a loss in Sierre. Elfic Fribourg therefore added Batrice Eggertswyler (1989, 178, 3-4) to its roster. She already played for the LNA team last season, averaging 2pts and 1.2reb in 9 games.

Esprance Sportive Pully : Jones in, Cho out - by Dimitri Toumayeff
Esprance Sportive Pully decided to change one of its foreigners. Despite a perfect attitude, Christine Cho (1986, 188, 4-5), who averaged 20.5pts and 8.8reb in 4 games this season, will no more be playing for Pully, who needed a player with an ability to play closer to the basket. To replace her, the club signed Dana Jones (1981, 183, 4-5), a former University of Southern Mississippi player. A true inside player, Jones had experiences in different American minor leagues, in Finland, Austria, and Australia.

  TURKEY - Women  

Standings - TBBL
TBBL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 5-0 
 2. Besiktas 4-0 
 3. Samsun 3-1 
 4. Mersin 3-2 
 5. Botas 2-2 
 6. Galatasaray 2-2 
 7. TED Kayseri 2-2 
 8. Tarsus Bld 2-3 
 9. Ceyhan 1-3 
 10. Cankaya 1-4 
 11. Burhaniye bld. 0-5