EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/2/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
Larry Leonard , owner of the ABA team Houston Takers, gently sent to Usbasket.com the list of the first nine players signed for the 2008-09 season.
The players are:
23 Jai Pradia (6'6''-F-79, college: Pittsburg St.)
4 Josh Jones (6'5''-G/F-83, college: Dillard)
5 Randy Dwellingham (6'3''-G/F-81, college: Kilgore JC)
25 Jeffrey Addai (6'2''-G, college: Texas A&M)
10 Mohammad 'Mo' Kamara (6'1''-G-74, college: W.Texas A&M)
7 Mark Friscone (6'5''-F/C-84, college: Barton (NC))
8 Roy Smallwood (6'7''-F-81, college: UTEP)
1 Chris Green (6'4''-G/F, college: Langston)
35 Session Marcus (6'6''-G/F-81, college: St.Mary's (TX))
Premier League Standings|
|Premier League Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Pyntsikau, Minsk 21.0|
1 Scripcaru, Sozh 21.0
3 Dadikin, Vitalyur 19.5
3 Lavrinenko, Temp 19.5
5 Zaitsev, Vitalyur 16.5
5 Yafremau, Vitalyur 16.5
5 Mishukov, Grodno 16.5
8 Shilovich, Minsk 15.5
9 Aheunin, BNTU 15.0
9 Konuyshenko, Lok 15.0
9 Maksimov, OZAA 15.0
Premier League Standings|
Spartak Pleven hosted Sliven in the first game of today and recorded third straight win after which the team went on top of the standings but only for a few hours. The game in Balkanstroy Hall was viewed by 300 spectators and they got it clear who the winner would be from the first minute. Even without its captain Spartak managed to win 95-51 and how has 7 points from 4 games. Next week in Pravets the people will have the chance to watch the derby match between the two top placed teams Lukoil Academic and Spartak Pleven.
The visitors from Sliven who played today without Andrean Ilchev and Jeremiah Boswell didn't have big chances for surprise. In general the team of Sabin Marinov will find it very hard to compete in NBL and as soon the players manage to believe more in themselves and play with more confidence against their opponents we will witness better games from the team. Sliven was never in front in this game as the biggest lead for Spartak was 47 points.
Rob Preston (207-F/C-82, college: Akron) again showed his good form and finished with 21 points and 8 rebounds despite playing only 13 minutes. Sasha Topchov added 16 and 8 while Vladimir Marinov scored 13.
For the visitors Otontsidis and Sharett scored 11 points apiece while Milen Dimitrov made the only double-double in the game with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
FULL STATS OF THE SPARTAK PLEVEN - SLIVEN GAME
Rilski Sportist put an end to their 2 game losing streak in the National Basketball League (NBL) and expectedly beat CSKA at home 93-81.
The players of Macedonian coach Aleksandar Todorov had started off with a win away in Pleven, but had lost treir next two games (with Lukoil Academic and Levski). But today they faced CSKA and didn't miss the opportunity to achieve their second victory. The 2-2 record means Rilski Sportist is now tied for 3-rd place with another 3 teams (Euroins Cherno More, Levski and Yambol), just behind the two leading teams - Lukoil Academic (4-0) and Spartak Pleven (3-1).
Ivan Lilov had a fantastic game tonight. It was definitely his best performance since he joined the team from Samokov just before the start of the season. He hit 5 three pointers for a total of 25 points, and showed his versatility as well, adding 5 assists, 4 steals and 4 rebounds. The two Serbs on the home team's roster - Branko Mirkovic and Dragoslav Papic - scored 15 points each, while veteran Leven Belberov notched up 11 off the bench.
The home team started strongly and even led by double digits after the very first quarter - 28-18. During most of the second period they were still dominant, but then failed to score anything in the last 3 minutes before half-time, so CSKA cut their advantage to just a single point 45-44. The third quarter saw the decisive break by Rilski Sportist, who built an advantage again and kept it for the rest of the game. In the last 10 minutes the visitors did their best to stay in the game, but it proved too much for them.
The players of Rilski Sportist had a great night of long distance shooting - 11 for 20 three-pointers (44.0 %). That was enough to make amends for the poor free throw percentage - just 55.6 % (10 for 18).
For the team from Sofia center Krum Doychinov had a good come-back, after missing CSKA's previous game (away at Lukoil Academic) because of an injury. Tonight he had his second double double of the season - 15 pts and 12 rbs. But it was Bulgarian national team guard Jordan Bozov that lead the scoring for the visitors with his 21 points. Milos Sakota was the third 'double digit Serb' of the game with 19. Sergey Tsvetkov once again justified coach Rosen Barchovski's confidence in him - he had 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. All of that proved insufficient to beat Rilski Sportist though, especially in front of the home supporters in Samokov.
Next Friday CSKA host the team of Yambol in a must win game. Rilski Sportist are going to Varna to play Euroins Cherno More on Saturday, but only after their very interesting home game in Group B of the Balkan League versus Levski on Wednesday.
FULL STATS OF THE RILSKI SPORTIST - CSKA GAME
In front of 1300 spectators in Diana Hall in Yambol the hosts lost to Lukoil Academic 62-93. This was second defeat for Ivan Cholakov's team from four games while the students are on top of the standings with four wins from four games.
Despite going out on the court ready to play well Yambol organized the attack very difficult in the first minutes. The players of Lukoil Academic took full advantage from that and quickly managed to take a good advantage of 10 points. At the end of the quarter the margin was cut to 6 after two three pointers.
In the second quarter the players of Yambol played very well and were close to their opponents as after 15 minutes of play they were down only by 2 points. In the next five minutes the visitors played extremely well and scored 25 points against 4 for the hosts and took 21 point lead at the break and actually the game was over at that moment. After the break nothing interesting happened as the visitors were playing with confidence and managed to win by 31 points at the end.
For Yambol top scorer was Stanislav Govedarov with 16 while O'Galagher added 13.
For Lukoil Academic Tim Pickett (193-G/F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Florida St.) scored 28 while Kenny Adeleke managed double-double with 15 points and incredible 18 rebounds. Todor Stoykov and Chavdar Kostov both added 14 points.
FULL STATS OF THE YAMBOL - LUKOIL ACADEMIC GAME
Korisliiga, Round 8: Three games tonight. In Karkkila local Team Componenta needed an OT and then winning over YMCA Lahti 94-83 (77) (34-42).
TC never gave up even being under already by 19 pts (10-29, 20-39) during the first half. Darrell Waters (192-G-74, college: Texas A&M) (a try out player) led TC with 35 pts! Bilal Abdullah (196-G-84, agency: Passing Lane, college: Lafayette) was the leading scorer for Lahti: 23 pts. PG Ilkka Vuori (181-G-86) was left without points!
Kataja (Joensuu) was playing the 500th game on top level ever. And did it so well, that visitor Honka had to leave back to Espoo without points: 89-80 (39-41).
Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side), The Player of October, led Kataja in pts and rbs: 28/14. Anssi Kinnaslampi (191-G-82) added 20 and newcomer Larry Blair (183-G-84, college: Liberty) 16 pts. Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) led Honka with 22 pts.
Tarmo (Porvoo) was too small vs Pyrinto, Tampere. Pyrinto was led by NT C Antti Nikkila (210-F/C-78, college: Valparaiso), who scored 29 pts and grabbed 10 boards. Chris Hester (192-G-79, college: E.Washington) (20), Kurtis Rice (198-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Charleston So.) (17) and Olli Ahvenniemi (207-C-83, college: Maine) (11) were also in double figures. Newcomer E.J. Drayton (204-F-82, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Charlotte) netted 20 pts in his first game in Finland.
Team Componenta - YMCA Lahti OT 94-83 (77) (34-42) (Darrell Waters 35, Sami Syrjala 19, Frank Richards 15 - Bilal Abdullah 23, Ray Nixon 19, Sami Pekkola 16).
Kataja - Honka 89-80 (39-41) (Jeremiah Wood 28/14, Anssi Kinnaslampi 20, Larry Blair 16 - Kimmo Muurinen 22, Akeem Scott 16, Monte Cummings 14/15).
Tarmo - Pyrinto 87-102 (36-48) (E.J.Drayton 20, Mani Messy 13, Mikael Holme 11 - Antti Nikkila 29/10, Chris Hester 20, Kurtis Rice 17).
It took THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS 44 minutes and 59 seconds of very hard work, before they finally knew that all the effort had paid off as they surprised The Nordlingen Giants in overtime 89 to 85. Frankfurt wanted to hit Nordlingen with a bang like a second meteor, but instead were greeted with a lot resistance from the home team as they simply couldnt put away Omari Westley (201-F-82, college: Cleveland St.) and co. It wasnt until the last minute of overtime, where Frankfurt was trailing by three, that they finally showed nerves of steel and suddenly pounced on their prey with incredible offensive and defensive force like the way hungry piranha do with their victims.'This was one of the craziest games that I ever played in. I am just happy that we stayed strong at the end even if we did have some luck', commented American Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi). With the win, Frankfurt slide up to position nine, and with the loss, Nordlingen fall to position 12. The quick energetic start of 3-0 for Nordlingen has taken a vicious U-turn as the team has lost four of its last five games and now the team will have to continue to fight for every loose ball for 40 minutes as they next play top BBL teams Oldenburg and Alba Berlin. American Omari Mr Nrdlingen Westley had a super game, but that wasnt showing after the game as he was as low as you can get extremely unhappy with the loss. 'This was a hard fought game and could of gone either way. The key at end was that they played harder and hit their shots'.
The game marked the debut of American Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.), who after one game already proved manager Gunnar Wobke a genius for signing him. He was not only top scorer of the game, but he showed quickly how important he could get, if he continues to play like that. 'I am happy we won. I felt I had too many turnovers and could of shot better. But in the long run, I feel I can give this team a lot of leadership', said American Titus Ivory . The game started with a desert offering as Titus Ivory made a perfect alleyop pass to Konrad Wysocki (202-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Princeton) for the lead. Ivory followed with a steal and bucket and Pascal Roller (180-G-76) with a three pointer. Frankfurt led quickly seven to three and Nordlingen still looked like they still had a foot in the locker room. The key phrase in Basketball is, Basketball is a game of runs and that is exactly what Nordlingen started. The momentum changes back and forth can happen as frequently as Paris Hilton exchanges her lovers. Nordlingen went on a nine to zero run. Monta McGhee (202-F-79, agency: AMI, college: Lewis) scored on a shot while falling and he would have quite a few spectacular more shots like this. Omari Westley also showed his presence in the zone. Nordlingen led 12 to7 and Frankfurt seemed a step behind. Murat Didin brought in American Adam Emmenecker (185-G-85, college: Drake), who was able to halt the Nordlingen momentum with his overall intelligent and energetic play. He hit from outside, in the lane, and made a real smart play tipping an offensive rebound to De Mello who iced a three pointer. Canadian Osvaldo Jeanty (183-G-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) made a thjree pointer and Konrad Wysocki a hoop in the zone. After one quarter, Nordlingen led only 19 to 17. Nordlingen was shooting great with 56%, but their eight turnovers was simply too much.
In the second quarter, the game remained quick paced and Frankfurt played small ball at times with three guards and it seemed to pay dividends as Frankfurt was working for a lead. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) got into form hitting a mid distance jumper and played some catch and pop, which gave Frankfurt the 26 to 25 lead. After a Roller free throw, big man Anthony King (206-F/C, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) fed Dominik Bahiense de Mello (190-G-85) with a crafty back door that would of even had Wilt Chamberlin rubbing his eyebrows with satisfaction. King then stole the ball and Titus Ivory went coast to coast and scored with his left hand. Frankfurt continued their efficient offense as Roller hit a three pointer from the Nordlingen parking lot, Evtimov hit with his new love, the running hook shot and Roller again from outside. German Konrad Wysocki then stole the ball and De Mello went coast to coast, but missed the layup, but a quick thinking Wysocki followed the play and finished off for two points. The halftime score of 41 to 32 lead for Frankfurt could have been more had Danny Gibson (180-G-84, college: S.Indiana) not scored at the end of the quarter. Frankfurt was still shooting better at 52% and Nordlingen had increased their turnovers to 12. Frankfurt was playing a very solid defense, and new Skyliner Titus Ivory was defending Danny Gibson very tough.
Last season, THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS had problems starting the third quarter and that sickness was coming back, as Nordlingen stormed out of the gates going on a 13-4 run and soon the game was tied at 45 a piece. This run was bringing out a lot of emotion in Nordlingen as Monta McGhee and American Ty Shaw (202-F/C-79, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Albertson) let out some screams of satisfaction in this comeback. Frankfurt was doing a fine job closing the zone, but Nordlingen was starting to get on fire from outside. Osvaldo Jeanty hit two three pointers, Omari Westley a three pointer and Danny Gibson and Monta McGhee outside shots. Even if American Titus Ivory was not happy with his shooting, he made timely shots leading Frankfurt on a nine to zero run. Ivory scored off balance, then a layup off a Anthony King steal and Konrad the professor Wysocki a three pointer. Now Frankfurt led 55 to 45, and it was Nordlingens turn again to come back. Monta Mr Spectacular Mcghee hit another shot while falling away from the hoop. Ilian Evtimov closed out the scoring in the third quarter with a fade away jumper. Frankfurt led 57 to 49 after three quarters. Frankfurt was showing discipline from three point land shooting 50%, while Nrdlingen was shooting a dismal 35% from there.
The biggest problem for THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS had down the stretch was simply that they could not put away the Nordlingen Giants. Frankfurt was scoring, but they could not make defensive stops on a regular basis. Nordlingen kept showing the heart of a Lion and Frankfurt had some defensive lapses in the first few minutes as the Frankfurt zone became more of a playground for Nordlingen than a No Trespassing zone. Omari Westley scored in the zone beating Derrick Allen cleanly. The zone barrage continued as Danny Gibson snuck behind the Frankfurt defense and scored an easy layup and Monta McGhee followed strolling into the lane as if he was on a Sunday afternoon walk with his grandma. Frankfurt still led 61 to 57, but Monta McGhee still had some tricks up his sleeve as he scored on a half floater/runner in the lane. Frankfurt now experienced their absolute low point of the game under the basket as Nordlingen retrieved four offensive rebounds and Westley finally scored. This scene easily might have led coach Murat Didin to think, am I in a real bad movie? Now Nrdlingen was pressing and tied the score twice with hoops from Osvaldo Jeanty and Omari Westley. Mcghee gave Nordlingen the lead again after a long while 72 to 70 and Danny Gibson followed with only one free throw. Nordlingen led 73 to 70 and it looked like Frankfurt would go home empty handed, but when games come down to this, you give Pascal Mr dependable Roller the ball and he usually comes through. He got free from his defender and launched a three pointer sending the game into overtime.
THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS had to play catch up ball all through out overtime, as Nordlingen showed incredible poise and coolness in the first four minutes. Osvaldo Jeanty opened the scoring with a three poiner. Konrad Wysocki brought Frankfurt back to 76 to 75. No matter what Nordlingen did, Frankfurt always had an answer. As Frankfurt was trailing 80 to 75, Domonik Bahiesne De Mello hit a clutch three pointer bringing the team back to 80 to 78. After Avi Kazarnovski (209-C-80, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) hit two important free throws, it was Pascal Roller again, who dazzled the arena with a beautiful penetration move and finishing with his left hand. Gibson hit a free throw and then De Mello hit one free throw. Danny Gibson then hit two free throws and Nordlingen led 85 to 81. At this point, the game was as good as decided with a minute to play, but now Frankfurt saved their best for last and just totally shocked Nordlingen with eight points to win the game 89 to 85. Derrick Allen scored in the zone and Frankfurt trailed only 85 to 83. Frankfurt got a stop and captain Pascal MR FrankfurtRoller showed again why he is irreplaceable scoring a huge three pointer giving Frankfurt the lead back to 86 to 85. With 14 seconds to play guard Domonik Bahiense De Mello made a huge steal under the Frankfurt basket fed Evtimov, who launced a semi touchdown pass to Derrick Allen who scored under the basket.'We did have some luck in the last minute, as they had a big defensive mistake leaving Pascal Roller open for the three pointer', explained Derrick Allen. 'Frankfurt made tough shots at the end and we couldnt make the stops', commented Canadian Osvaldo Jeanty.
THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS were led by American Titus Ivory with 19 points. Pascal Roller contributed 18 points. Ilian Evtimov chipped in with 14 points, five rebounds and three assists. Konrad Wysocki had 13 points, six rebounds and three assists. The Nrdlingen Giants were led by Omari Westley with 26 points and ten rebounds. Danny Gibson poured in 18 points. Osvaldo Jeanty added 17 points, four rebounds and three assists. American Monta McGhee had a fine game making 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
This was the biggest win of the young season for THE DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS. Life wasnt made easy by Nordlingen, but when it mattered most in crunch time in the fourth quarter and overtime, Frankfurt didnt let any thing unravel them as they showed that they can win the really tough games. The end statistics from the field and rebounding are almost identical, only Nordlingen had four turnovers more. This was a game, where really the last minute decided the game and it was clear to see that the experience of Frankfurt helped them win the game in the end. Even though Nordlingen was very disappointed, they have absolutely no reason to hang their heads. 'We played really tough and together and we defended well, but they were just a bit better when it counted most,' commented Osvaldo Jeanty. The Titus Ivory pickup was huge and after only 48 hours in Frankfurt, he already plays and speaks like a seasoned Frankfurt veteran.'This was a huge learning experience for the team. We now have to play so teams cant come back into the game after we have a good lead', stated Titus Ivory . The DEUTSCHE BANK SKYLINERS want to extend their BBL winning streak to three games with a win next weekend at home against TBB Trier. The next game for Frankfurt is in the Euro Challenge on Tuesday against Antalya.
|PAN ARAB GAMES|
|1A UPC Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1.D.Krejic (TCG) 22,5|
2.King (Hop) 22,0
3.G.Goodrich (Zag) 20,2
4.N.Strnad (Zlat) 18,8
5.N.Ivanovic (Elek) 17,6
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1.S.King (Hop) 13,6|
2.J.Johnson (Zag) 10,6
3.T.Brown (Alp) 9,8
4.D.Grkovic (Slov) 7,0
Z.Zagorac (Hel) 7,0
|Assists Per Game|
|1.D.Vujasinovic (Hop) 6,4|
M.Cmer (Kop) 6,4
3.B.Jovanovic (Epic) 4,4
4.N.Ivanovic (Elek) 4,2
5.P.Skok (TCG) 3,8
|Steals Per Game|
|1.A.Snow (Hel) 2,8|
2.A.Berdiel (Zlat) 2,6
3.D.Vujasinovic (Hop) 2,4
G.Goodrich (Zag) 2,4
T.Horvat (Elek) 2,4
|Blocks Per Game|
|1.S.King (Hop) 2,8|
2.T.Brown (Alp) 1,5
3.J.Johnson (Zag) 1,4
4.A.Sadibasic (Alp) 1,2
5.D.Cikic (Gor) 1,0
|1.S.King (Hop) 33,4|
2.D.Krejic (TCG) 22,8
3.A.Masic (Zlat) 20,6
4.D.Marcelic (Krka) 18,0
5.M.Cmer (Kop) 17,6
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS|
ST. CROIX Four Virgin Islanders are scheduled to participate in NCAA Division I basketball this upcoming season.I call them the fantastic 4 after marvel comic action heroes. The four core individuals traditionally associated with the Fantastic Four are Mr. Fantastic (played by Craig Williams (203-F-90)).The Invisible Man (Kaylen Gregory (191-G/F-85)), The Human Torch (Ivan Aska) and Thing (Phil Jones (208-C-85)).I think the guys share some of the charecteritics of their comic counterparts.
Starting at the top, Mr. Fantastic knows as the Big Smooth is a scientific genius and can stretch his body into incredible lengths and shapes. It is quite obvious Craig Williams cant controt his body but the big man will see significant playtime this season. The 6-9 post saw action in six games for the Temple Owls. He recorded two points and a rebound in his debut versus Tennessee (11/19/07).
Williams does share the genius part with mr. Fantastic, he is a honor student.
After winning the Atlantic 10 Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001, the Temple men's basketball team has been picked to finish second by the coaches.
The 2008-09 season tips off for Temple on Nov. 14 against East Tennessee State at the Charleston Classic.
Kaylen Gregory ( The Invisible Man) was invisible for most of last season. He appeared in only five games after appearing in 25 games during his sophomore campaing. Out with old and in with the new as Chuck Martin is given the reign of coach at Marist Univeristy.
Gregory will be looking to capitalize on his opportunity to finally crack the lineup after waiting for four seasons.
'I hope it's my call and it should be a good opportunity because we're depleted in guys but not in talent,' Gregory said in the Marist Circle.
Gregory is excited about the opportunity to play for Coach Martin in a system geared towards his game.
'That style of play fits my caliber very well,' Gregory said. 'The upbeat, fast, running and jumping type play. If he can recruit the right guys for this program, it'll be even more exciting to watch than what we've been doing here the past four years and should top it.'
The Red Foxes open their season on Nov. 14 at Rutgers. Their home opener will take place on Nov. 17 against St. Bonaventure.
The Human Torch (Ivan Aska) can generate flames, surround himself with them and fly. Aska cant generate flams but the freshman can fly. The 6-foot-7, 230 pounds power forward will show off his 35 inch vertical leap at Murray State University.
Aska was named 4A-5A-6A player of the year by the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel Newspapers. The ruffian averaged15- points and 12 boards in his senior year.
Murray State Mens Basketball team was selected first in the Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Poll that was conducted by the leagues head coaches and sports information directors.
Murray State opens the 2008-09 season with an exhibition game at the Regional Special Events Center Nov. 11 against Bethel. The regular season opener is at the RSEC Nov. 15 against Lyon.
MSU has won the OVC regular season title 20 times, and the OVC Tournament 13 times. The Racers won the regular season and tournament championship in 2005-06.
The final member is the monstrous Thing (Phil Jones); he is grumpy but benevolent friend, who possesses superhuman strength and endurance. Jones is strong but not so much on the endurance part.
Jones lived in the Virgin Islands while growing up, returned to St. Thomas during the 2007 Paradise Jam. Word spread all over that a local was participating in NCAA tournament that was held on St. Thomas. Although, Charlotte didnt win the tourney, Jones had the faithful talking about him.
The 6-foot-10, 275-pounder spent the summer with teammates on a trip to Canada and has begun to show promise. Jones scored 15 points with 10 rebounds in a win over Sheridan College and had 12 points and 11 boards in win over York.
The Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team was picked to place fifth in the Atlantic 10 in a preseason poll of the league's coaches' and media. The 49ers placed tied for 4th last season and reached the A-10 semifinals
'We have a lot of experience from last year,' said head coach Bobby Lutz. 'The experience we gained last year will be instrumental to our success. The strengths of our team are depth and athletic ability. We plan on playing all 10 (scholar shipped) guys in every game. This year we have a number of guys that can lead us in scoring on a given night. We hope we can develop a lot of different options. I really like the depth of our team. We can play big but we can play small and quick. We want our pressure to dictate the tempo offensively and defensively. That's the style we want to play.'
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Caciques de Trujillo, Centauros de Apure and Duros de Lara took the league in Liga Nacional de Baloncesto's 2008 Thirds of Finals, first step of the playoffs. Caciques had no problems to defeat Estudiantes de Guarico as hosts, and so did Duros against Centauros de Cojedes. Meanwhile, Centauros de Apure surprised Graneros de Portuguesa at their own court.
SERIES A (CAC leads 1-0)
Caciques de Trujillo 97 - Estudiantes de Guarico 80 (Fri)
Ricardo Salas Arena - Valera, Trujillo
Quarter by quarter
CAC: 23-17-32-25= 97
EST: 20-22-17-21= 80
CAC: Manuel Berroteran (185-G-80) 23 points, Michael Flores (192-G-85) 20 points, Windy Graterol (204-C-86) 15 points and 12 rebounds, Cesar Musset (190-G-78) 12 points, Yorvis Umbria (203-F-85) 12 points
EST: David Ruffin (193-G/F-84) 19 points, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 18 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 11 points
SERIES B (APU leads 1-0)
Centauros de Apure 85 - Graneros de Portuguesa 80 (Fri)
Lara Figueroa Arena - Guanare, Portuguesa
Quarter by quarter
GRA: 24-16-21-19= 80
APU: 16-30-21-18= 85
GRA: Henry Paez (184-G-70) 17 points, Roque Osorio (206-C-76) 16 points
APU: Lennox McCoy (188-G-77) 16 points, Rafael Perez (185-G-82) 14 points
SERIES C (DUR leads 1-0)
Duros de Lara 100 - Centauros de Cojedes 83 (Fri)
Napoleon Rodriguez Arena - Barquisimeto, Lara
Quarter by quarter
DUR: 23-25-27-25= 100
COJ: 21-17-22-23= 83
DUR: Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 19 points, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 15 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 13 points, Lawrence Wallace (183-G-81) 10 points, Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) 10 points, Heissler Guillent (191-G-86) 9 points, Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84) 8 points, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 8 points, Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 8 points and 3 blocks, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 0 points, Carlos Quintero (202-F-85) 0 points
COJ: Darwin Jaramillo (192-F-86) 26 points, Roberto Basanta (192-F) 19 points, Luis Ibarra 10 points, Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 9 points, Marlon Patino (204-F/C-80) 7 points, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 5 points, Wilmer Luna (176-G-83) 3 points, Sonny Reyes (181-G-86) 2 points, Jose Manaure 2 points, Hendrick Rios (192-G) 0 points, Luis Parra 0 points
|BELARUS - Women|
Premier League Standings|
|CANADA - Women|
|FINLAND - Women|
|MOLDOVA - Women|
|PORTUGAL - Women|
|PUERTO RICO - Women|
|UKRAINE - Women|
Ukrainian League will have four teams this upcoming season, but it is expected real battles in every game. The proof of it was the first round, where Chaika beat Tim-Skuf at home.
Tim-Skuf did not expect such a tough game in the opener and lost to Chaika in Berdyansk 71:69. The team from Kiev had 9 points at the halftime but could not keep the lead. Viktoria Shmatova (171-G-87) led the winners with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Ol'ha Maznichenko (186-F-91) top-scored for the visitors with 26 points and 8 boards.
In another opener Kozachka overcame Olimp-Naek 80:66. The decisive moment of the game was done for the winners in the third period when they won 28-10. In the last frame Olimp-Naek tried to recover but could reduce only to 66:80. Iryna Biryuk (178-G-78, agency: Promotex) paced all the winners with 18 points and 8 assists. Mihaylenko top-scored for the hosts with 17 points.
Round 2 is scheduled for the second day of November. Tim-Skuf and Olimp-Naek will play for the first win, while Kozachka will face Chaika for the top position of the League.