EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/06/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
The Albany Patroons added to the roster Adrian Walton (6'0''-G-81, college: Fordham) and Louie McCroskey (6'5''-G-85, college: Marist) and announced their Free Agent Basketball Camp, to take place at the Washington Avenue Armory on Saturday, November 29th & Sunday, November 30th, 2008. At the conclusion of the free agent camp, a minimum of 3 players will be invited to play in the Patroons' Veterans Camp beginning on December 3rd, in preparation of opening night on December 12th. For information call the Albany Patroons at 518.694.7160 x29, or email Head Coach Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the yearly DBBF (Danish Basketball Federation) Cup Tournament the Sweet 16 games (1/8 final) has now been played and there was one big surprise. Aalborg BK from the 1. division beat BK BK Amager, a top team in the Canal Digital Liga, and will move on to play Horsholm 79ers 79ers in the quarterfinal.
Aalborg BK - BK BK Amager
In Aalborg the hometeam took advantage of BK BK Amagers lack of knowledge of the team. They came out with fullcourt press and high tempo. It took 10 minutes before the solid BK Amager team bounced back. They did so in great fashion, playing impressive defense and keeping Aalborg BK to only 2 points in a 7 minutes span. At halftime the Copenhagen team took the lead 30-31. But Aalborg BK proved a winners attitude and came back relentless in the 2. half - at one time leading by 21 points with 5 minutes to goand the game seemed over. But BK BK Amager came back once again this time with lightning speed, but Aalborgs guards proved they could hit freethrows and made 19 of 20 shots the last minutes of the game. Final score was 89-80 - this season biggest surprise of Danish Basketball.
Bakken Bears - Roskilde BC
In Aarhus last year Danish Champion Bakken Bears faced a tough task and just barely beat Roskilde BC 68-64 in a game where Roskilde BC lead in almost 38 minutes. Only when Chanan Colman (192-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Chipola J7.4ppg, C) was fouled out with 4 minutes to go, the game changed and Bakken Bears could take the win. Roskilde BC was up 54-62 after great team play and really good defense. Keith Borgan (180-G-83, college: Metro St.) played a great 4th quarter and lead Roskilde BC to was seemed like a major surprise. But Elliah Clarke (198-F-85, college: De Paul) and especially young Morten Sahlertz (198-F-89) wanted it different. Bakken came back (as usual) and won an exciting game. But the game should give Roskilde BC great confidence and hopefully soon that confidence should lead to wins in the Canal Digital Liga.
Horsens IC - Randers Cimbria Basketball
Horsens IC has had a awful beginning to their season. 5 losses and 0 wins. So last night they wanted revenge when Randers Cimbria Basketball came to visit in the cup tournament. But Randers Cimbria Basketball is leading the Canal Digital Liga and Mark Collins (185-G-69, college: Montana St.) crew has been more than good this season. The game was never really close and it was Randers Cimbria Basketball bench in the 3rd quarter, where the visitors won the quarter by 12 points. For the second straight game Chris Nielsen (193-G-85) played outstanding scoring 30 points and making 10 of 10 freethrows.
The other 1/8 final games gave no surprises and here's the results:
BK Skjold/Stevnsgade - SISU Copenhagen 61-102
Herlev Basket - Horsholm 79ers 56-72
Haderslev (3rd div.) - Team FOG Naestved 54-91
Aalborg BK - BK BK Amager 89-80
Fredericia (3rd div.) - Lundergaard (2. div.) 75-88
Bakken Bears - Roskilde BC 68-64
Solrod (2. div.) - Svendborg Rabbits 75-111
Horsens IC - Randers Cimbria Basketball 68-79
This leads us to the following quarterfinals:
Lundergaard - Team FOG Naestved
Aalborg BK - Horsholm 79ers
Randers Cimbria Basketball - SISU Copenhagen
Svendborg Rabbits - Bakken Bears
ASK Riga -Cajasol 83:69
ASK Riga will have plus 14 before the second game against Cajasol in Spain. Game 1 saw Latvian squad with 83:69 ahead in the last game of the first leg. Bruno Sundov (218-C-80) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Ricardo Marsh (203-F-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: ODU) nailed 19, while Milutin Aleksic (202-F-82) and Sandis Valters (193-G/F-78, agency: Arik Krayn Services) added 10 each. Warren Carter (206-F-85, college: Illinois) poured in 15 points for the guests and Michal Ignerski (205-F-80, agency: Stanley International, college: Mississippi St.) scored 12. The two sides will meet again next week with the aggregate score of the two games deciding which team will advance to the EuroCup Regular Season.
ASK Riga posted first four points in the game, while Ricardo Marsh made it 12:5 later in the first. Bruno Sundov closed the opening quarter at 27:20. Cajasol changed the picture of the game completely in the second quarter and and even tasted the win at the end. Bruno Sundov however sent the teams to the lockers for 41:41.
In the third period ASK Riga tried harder and remembered about the upcoming trip to Spain. After 20-14 in the frame Latvian side had 61:55 advantage. Helmanis buried a jump shot for a 75:65 advantage later in the fourth. Sandis Valters extended the lead for plus 16, 83:67 but Pecile set up the final score from the free throw line.
ASK Riga: Bruno Sundov 21+8 rebs, Ricardo Marsh 19, Milutin Aleksic 10, Sandis Valters 10
Cajasol: Warren Carter 15, Michal Ignerski 12
Unics -Hapoel Jerusalem 88:66
Russian Unics made a confident start in the Qualifying Round 2 of Eurocup at home. Unics stun Israeli Hapoel Jerusalem 88:66 and will have this difference before game 2. A 9-0 from the start was a good beginning for the Russian titan that dominated Game 1. Terrell Lyday (190-G-79, college: BYU) led the winners with 17 points. Dmitri Sokolov (212-C-85, agency: Agency No 10) nailed 16 and Tariq Kirksay (199-F-79, college: Iona) posted 15. Timothy Bowers (188-G-82, college: Mississippi St.) ended up with 18 points in defeat, while Travis Watson (203-F/C-81, college: Virginia) collected 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Dmitri Sokolov posted first two for his team as Unics score nine consecutive points to prove the ambitions of the tournament. A 22-12 was the end of the first quarter as Terrell Lyday made a jump-shot. The Russian outfit was on top 43:31 at half-time and went in front by as many as 15 in the third quarter but weren't able to put Hapoel Jerusalem away until the fourth. Dmitri Sokolov closed the third frame for 59:47 and then Russian team saw the light in the tunnel. Veremeenko opened the last quarter with a dunk and then Tariq Kirksay nailed five in a row. Having 74:60 lead Unics produced a 7-0 run for 81:60. Popovic was the last to score in the game for 88:66. Game 2 is scheduled in Israel on November 11th.
Unics: Terrell Lyday 17, Dmitri Sokolov 16, Tariq Kirksay 15
Hapoel Jerusalem: Timothy Bowers 18, Travis Watson 14+10 rebs
Panelllinios- BC Kyiv 96:69
BC Kyiv could not find a match against Greek Panelllinios in the opener of the Qualifying Round 2 of Eurocup. The hosts stun Ukrainian team 96:69 and look forward to book the tickets to the regular season of the tournament. Anthony Grundy (189-G-79, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) paced the winners with 24 points. Ivan Radenovic (208-F-84, college: Arizona) nailed 21 and Brad Newley (199-G-85) brought 14. Brent Wright (203-F/C-78, college: Florida) poured in 14 points for the guests and Artur Drozdov (198-G-80) scored 12.
Stanojevic gave BC Kyiv the first lead in the game and Brent Wright kept his team to 15:13. That was all for BC Kyiv in the game as they trailed in the rest of it. Kalaitzidis made a three for 24:18 at the end of the first. Panelllinios pushed the tempo in the second half and extended to 53:35 at the halftime. Anthony Grundy gave his team plus 20 entering the third frame and the lead continued to grow. Jeretin closed the third period at 79:52 for the hosts. Stergiou's three brought the hosts plus 30 entering the last period. The difference went up to 34 points but the Ukrainian side was able to cut the deficit at the end to the 27 points, a difference which seems to be very difficult to be covered. Brent Wright set up the final score at 96:69.
Panelllinios: Anthony Grundy 24, Ivan Radenovic 21, Brad Newley 14
BC Kyiv: Brent Wright 14, Artur Drozdov 12
Galatasaray Cafe Crown - KK Buducnost 85:83
Galatasaray Cafe Crown overcame KK Buducnost in the first leg of the Qualifying Round 2 of Eurocup but will have a tough road to Montenegro in Game 2. Turkish side won 85:83 mostly due to the first half. Milan Gurovic (207-F-76, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 24 points. Dejan Milojevic (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) netted 23 and Andrija Zizic (207-F/C-80, agency: FCM) scored 14. Vladimir Dasic (208-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the visitors with 23 points and Nemanja Gordic (194-G-88) posted 18.
Vladimir Dasic opened the game with a lay-up as 2500 spectators were not happy in the beginning. The team from Istanbul trailed 4:10, however tied the game at 11:11. Dejan Milojevic gave the hosts 24:22 at the end of the opening quarter. Four times in the second quarter the score was tied and then in the end Galatasaray scored some important baskets. Erden's three brought the hosts 46:38, while Micov posted for 46:40 at the halftime.
The team from Montenegro started the third frame better and Nemanja Gordic nailed three at 48:50. Galatasaray Cafe Crown looked in front for the majority of the period and had 66:62 entering the last quarter. For the first five minutes of the final stanza the hosts remained in front but then Nemanja Gordic gave his team 74:73. It was him to keep the lead at 79:80, but Galatasaray Cafe Crown could benefit from the game. Dejan Milojevic and Milan Gurovic brought his team 85:83 in Game 1.
Galatasaray Cafe Crown: Milan Gurovic 24, Dejan Milojevic 23, Andrija Zizic 14
KK Buducnost: Vladimir Dasic 23, Nemanja Gordic 18
Greek giants Panathinaikos claimed a narrow win 70-80 at Nancy on Wednesday night in the third week of the Euroleague first Round.
The French team and especially Ricardo Green was amazing in the overall game and he was the top performer from both teams. Coach Monchau had in a very bad day Jeff Greer but Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh) erupted for 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists in a genius display for Nancy who had an amazing crowd which never stopped cheering for its team (more than 6500 French Fans appeared in this basketball celebration), Nancy won the French league last year.
Panathinaikos went in front by as many as thirteen points in the second quarter but only led 37-45 at half-time after the home side finished the frame on a 6-0 run.
A Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) three-ball put the hosts into a 52-51 advantage with 1:22 remaining in the third quarter but Panathinaikos held their nerve and ended the third quarter with 53-54
Nickolas, Diamantidis and Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86) made an unanswered 7-0 and made the score 53-61 7:29 before the end of the game but the amazing Ricardo Ricardo Greer scored 7 continuous points and put the final winner once more on hold as the score became 68-69 with less than three minutes to go.
Panathinaikos did keep the pressure on, though, and open the gap to 70-76 with 1:33 remaining in the game.
The Greek club scored four consecutive points, after the technical foul called to the home team and Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) mainly with Diamantidis made the final score 70-80. The quarters were: 18-24, 37-45, 52-54, and 70-80.
MVP of the game and top performer was Mike Batiste with his 18 points followed by Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) 14 and Nikola Pekovic 10. On behalf of the French team, top scorer was Ricardo Greer with 26 points and Steed Tchicamboud with 18
Korisliiga, Round 9: Six games tonight. No big upsets, though. FoKoPo (Forssa) scored 118 pts when defeating at home Pyrinto (Tampere) by 24 pts (118-94).
FoKoPo had all five starters in double figures. Finnish guards Mikko Jalonen (186-G-82) - Teemu Heiskanen (188-G-84) combined this time 46 pts! Joni Harjula (189-G-83) led Pyrinto with 21 pts. Both Teams did good job behind the arc: FoKoPo shot treys 57,1% (16/28) and Pyrinto 50,0% (13/26).
Kataja (Joensuu) and Kouvot (Kouvola) made their contest a thriller. Kataja won at home finally by two 79-77 (34-30). Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) led Kataja with 19 pts and 11 rbs. Larry Blair (183-G-84, college: Liberty) netted 19 pts as well. Brian Swift (178-G-82, agency: Octagon, college: S.Florida) led Kouvot with 18 pts. Korihait (Uusikaupunki) had five key players in double figures when beating Team Componenta (Karkkila) by ten 96-86 (38-44). Alain Laroche (198-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: N.Florida) (Korihait) had game highs 22 pts and 14 rbs. Darrell Waters led TC again. This time Waters tallied 20 pts (17 during the first half). Honka (Espoo) won over Tarmo (Porvoo) 89-75 (48-34). Monte Cummings (193-G-76, college: Florida St.) - Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point) - Ben Perkins (200-F-79, college: Mc Neese St.) scored 18 pts each for Honka. E.J. Drayton (204-F-82, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Charlotte) (Tarmo) had game highs 21 pts and 10 rbs. When YMCA Lahti defeated ToPo (Helsinki) 73-63 (45-33) the winning team got only 11 pts from two American players. Sami Pekkola (201-F-83) led YMCA Lahti with 20 pts. KTP (Kotka) was the only Team tonight winning on the road. KTP did it with clear difference at Lappeenranta, when hosting
YMCA Lappeenranta lost 68-95 (38-43). KTP won the third quarter 11-35 and the game was over. Durell Vinson (201-F-85, college: Wagner) (KTP) had a big night: 29 pts and 12 rbs.
FoKoPo - Pyrinto 118-94 (52-38) (Mikko Jalonen 24, Teemu Heiskanen 22, Vincent Hunter 21 - Joni Harjula 21, Aleksi Huuskonen 19 (treys 6/6), Chis Hester 18).
Kataja - Kouvot 79-77 (34-30 (Jeremiah Wood 19/11, Larry Blair 19, Petri Virtanen 18 - Brian Swift 18, Calvin Walls 17, Matti Nuutinen 11).
Korihait - Team Componenta 96-86 (38-44) (Alain Laroche 22/14, Mark Zoller 21, Josh Gonner 18 - Darrell Waters 20, Marcus Watts 19, Frank Richards 15).
Honka - Tarmo 89-75 (48-34) (Monte Cummings 18, Akeem Scott 18, Ben Perkins 18 - E.J.Drayton 21/10, Mikael Holme 14, Emmanuel Messy 12).
YMCA Lahti - ToPo 73-63 (45-33) (Sami Pekkola 20, Ville Vesala 15, Ilkka Vuori 11 - James Allen 16, Elias Kajander 14, Robert Epps 10).
YMCA Lappeenranta - KTP 68-95 (38-43) (Demtrius Brown 12, Pasi Riihela 10, Jouko Jarvinen 10 - Durell Vinson 29/12, Damon Williams 16/13, Pasi Heinonen 14).
ZALAKERAMIA ZTE KK - FALCO-SZOVA KC SZOMBATHELY 99-82
(27-26, 24-16, 24-17, 24-23)
Zalaegerszeg, Att.: 3000, Referees: Hartyani, Kapitany, Farkas
ZTE: Louis Hinnant (193-G-84, college: Boston Coll.) 13/3, Calvin Watson (196-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) 21/3, Tamas Kaman (200-F/G-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 18/6, Michael Jones (206-F/C-82, college: Arkansas) 24/12, Helbich 7, Trepak 11/3, Gaspar, Baki, Toth A. 2, Simon, Starics 3/3, Bodor, Coach: Volgyi Peter
SZOMBATHELY: Kalman 8, Pankar 6/6, Ciric 2, Ivan Perincic (208-F-77, agency: Agency No 10) 27/6, Zoltan Horvath (207-F/C-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 17/3, Occiti 7/3, Harrelson 13/3, Lakatos 2, Vida, Feigl, Csiszar, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
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Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Estudiantes de Guarico, Graneros de Portuguesa and Centauros de Cojedes all tied their respective Thirds of Finals series in Liga Nacional de Baloncesto, the first and the latter as visitors. Estudiantes and Cojedes go home with the chance of sweeping in the next to games to advance.
SERIES A (Series tied 1-1)
Estudiantes de Guarico 112 - Caciques de Trujillo 110 ET (Sat)
Ricardo Salas Arena - Valera, Trujillo
Quarter by quarter
CAC: 22-24-23-30-11= 110
EST: 20-17-31-31-13= 112
CAC: Edgar Arteaga (198-F-76) 30 points, Manuel Berroteran (185-G-80) 19 points, Windy Graterol (204-C-86) 18 points
EST: Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 34 points, David Ruffin (193-G/F-84) 26 points, Derwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 14 points, Vladimir Saavedra (200-F-77) 12 points
SERIES B (Series tied 1-1)
Graneros de Portuguesa 88 - Centauros de Apure 78 (Sat)
Lara Figueroa Arena - Guanare, Portuguesa
Quarter by quarter
GRA: 21-22-18-27= 88
APU: 20-12-22-24= 78
GRA: Henry Paez (184-G-70) 23 points, Pedro Cubillan (187-G-82) 12 points
APU: Lennox McCoy (188-G-77) 22 points, David Cedeno (190-G-83) 16 points
SERIES C (Series tied 1-1)
Centauros de Cojedes 92 - Duros de Lara 87 (Fri)
Napoleon Rodriguez Arena - Barquisimeto, Lara
Quarter by quarter
DUR: 20-17-33-17= 87
COJ: 30-8-24-30= 92
DUR: Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) 15 points, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 14 points, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 13 points, Lawrence Wallace (183-G-81) 12 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 11 points, Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84) 7 points, Heissler Guillent (191-G-86) 6 points, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 5 points, Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 2 points, Carlos Quintero (202-F-85) 2 points, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 0 points
COJ: Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 35 points, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 13 points, Roberto Basanta (192-F) 12 points, Luis Ibarra 12 points, Sonny Reyes (181-G-86) 9 points, Jose Manaure 7 points, Darwin Jaramillo (192-F-86) 4 points, Marlon Patino (204-F/C-80) 0 points, Wilmer Luna (176-G-83) 0 points, Hendrick Rios (192-G) 0 points, Luis Parra 0 points
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Estudiantes de Guarico, Centauros de Apure and Duros de Lara took the lead in their respective 2008 Thirds of Finals series of Liga Nacional de Baloncesto, the first ones as hosts and the latter by taking revenge on a defeat suffered at home in the previous match. They're all now one game shy of making it to the Semifinals round.
SERIES A (EST leads 2-1)
Estudiantes de Guarico 102 - Caciques de Trujillo 97 (Tue)
Villa Olimpica Arena - San Juan de los Morros, Guarico
Quarter by quarter
EST: 23-30-24-25= 102
CAC: 23-25-26-23= 97
EST: David Ruffin (193-G/F-84) 30 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 20 points, Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87) 16 points, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 11 points
CAC: Edgar Arteaga (198-F-76) 20 points, Michael Flores (192-G-85) 17 points, Jorge Leon (186-G-79) 17 points
SERIES B (APU leads 2-1)
Centauros de Apure 83 - Graneros de Portuguesa 77 (Tue)
Biruaca Dome - Biruaca, Apure
Quarter by quarter
APU: 19-23-21-20= 83
GRA: 25-17-21-14= 77
APU: Lennox McCoy (188-G-77) 22 points, Rafael Perez (185-G-82) 13 points
GRA: Amber Marin (208-C-81) 15 points
SERIES C (DUR leads 2-1)
Duros de Lara 70 - Centauros de Cojedes 65 (Tue)
Napoleon Rodriguez Arena - Barquisimeto, Lara
Quarter by quarter
COJ: 16-21-13-20= 65
DUR: 17-18-17-13= 70
COJ: Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 22 points, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 13 points
DUR: Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 14 points, Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84) 13 points
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