EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/07/2008

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  ABA   


Kevin Reinhardt to be show case to famed NBA scout Marty Blake11/6/2008 7:54:29 AM - by Richard

ABA Georgia Gwizzlies 6'5 leaping phenom shooting guard Kevin Reinhardt (6'5''-F-83, college: Georgetown, KY) will be on display for Marty Blake NBA scouting personnel this season.Reinhardt a former Kentucky Mr.Basketball nominee will also enter the ABA All-Star 3-point shooting contest in March. The team open it's 2008-09 season on the road December 5 against the Nashville Broncs.


Courtesy of Pro Basketball



ABA adds first ever Farm League program 11/6/2008 1:39:09 AM - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced a return to Louisville, KY. Louisville has been home to some of the ABA's most historical professional basketball teams including the famous Kentucky Colonels with Louis Dampier, Dan Issel, Darrell Carrier and others. However, this time around, the community will see the ABA in a much different format. Starting play in February, 2009, will be the Louisville Basketball League (LBL). The LBL will be the ABA's first and only official farm league. For several seasons, there have been community leagues indirectly sponsored by the ABA, but the LBL is the first that will be directly a part of the ABA family. Chuck Rowe, LBL Commissioner, is thrilled to get this program off the ground. He boasts that players from the LBL will play in a highly competitive format and will be scouted by local ABA teams from Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana. LBL player stats will be passed on to ABA offices and players will have the chance to earn roster spots on ABA teams. ABA teams will also have the option of letting players take part in the LBL for additional work or injury rehab. And instead of cutting fringe players after tryouts, ABA teams may now send those players to the LBL for a closer look. Joe Newman, ABA CEO, explained, 'This is just another great way to bring the ABA into the lives of those in our communities. The LBL will provide fans with an opportunity to see excellent basketball at affordable prices (key to the ABA), and it will give many more players a chance to live their dreams to play and will provide the ABA with a great resource of players. We are very pleased that Chuck was able to put this together and it is very fitting that our first farm league is located in a city with so much ABA heritage.' For tryout dates and league information, visit www.theL-aba.com or email info@theL-aba.com or visit www.abalive.com.



Maywood Buzz to host 3-day Pre-Season Shoot-out 11/6/2008 1:50:58 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
The ABA Maywood Buzz announced that they will host a three day, eight team shoot-out. The event will take place on the weekend of November 14th-16th. All games will be played at the Maywood Activity Center, located at 4801 East 58th Street, Maywood, CA 90270. 'This is an awesome way to get in some pre-season games while at the same time Owners, Coaches and General Managers can view their players that are in training camp right now under ABA rules, game situations and how they play under pressure,' stated Buzz GM/Head Coach Burrell Lee III. 'We will be using a modified clock of four 8-minute quarters with teams playing a total of 5 games in 3 days. Two games both Friday and Saturday with the Championship, 3rd Place, 5th Place and 7th Place games taking place on Sunday afternoon,' added Lee. 'The winner will walk away with the Maywood Buzz Pre-Season Shoot-Out Trophy. Not all teams will be ABA teams as we will also have a couple of local competitive Pro-Am teams with players looking for a chance to showcase their skills against ABA teams.' Don Sanchies, who coaches and runs the Los Angeles Slam (formerly Semi Pro Inc) said, 'This is a great chance for the players I have that may have been overlooked or just need to be seen to get their spot. It may be a long shot, but the chance that the Buzz is giving us to come out and compete with the talent that these teams will bring is great.' ABA teams that have committed to play in the Shoot-Out are the Maywood Buzz, San Diego Wildcats, San Francisco Rumble and Arizona Rhinos. 'We are hoping to get the Modesto Bearcats, LA Push and Las Vegas Aces or one of the other West Coast ABA teams to come out and join us,' said Lee.

Stunners to sit out this ABA season11/6/2008 1:45:59 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
In the typical 'up and down' situation of most of the ABA teams, we have to say that there is a first casualty in 2008-09 season. In fact, in an official letter sent to the league, Earl Childress III , Chairman & CEO of the St.Louis Stunners, communcates that 'After much consideration and carefully taking the time to analysis our organization and the current situation of the American Basketball Association, we have decided that it would not be in the best interest of the Stunners or our fans to play in the upcoming ABA season'. We don' t know if this means that the Stunners are changing league or not, for sure is another proof of the not yet consolidated stage of the league, despite the great efforts from Mr. Newman and his partners.

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Interview with Marcus Stout from Oberwart in Austria11/6/2008 8:55:04 AM - by Aaron Reilly
Eurobasket had the chance to sit down with European rookie Marcus Stout (193-G-86, agency: CAA Sports, college: Fordham) of Oberwart Gunners. Marcus grew up in Detroit, playing for one of the top high school programs and AAU teams. He then went to New York City and attended Fordham University. While at Fordham, Marcus had four terrific years which allowed him the opportunity to play with the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Marcus now finds himself one of the top teams in Austria.

Eurobasket: You're no stranger from being away from home. You grew up in Detroit but made the trip to Fordham University to play college basketball. Now you've crossed the Atlantic to play in Austria; how has the transition to playing in Europe been?
Marcus: The transition has not been as hard as I thought it would be. At the end of the day we are still playing basketball and thats what I love to do. I grew up with one of my teammates, Jae Youngblood so he has helped me get acclimated also which has made the transition easier.

Eurobasket: Oberwart Gunners is a very highly regarded team in Austria. You've been there for a good amount of time, what do you think of the team?
Marcus: The team has been great. All the players have been very nice and the coaches have been great. The team had great chemistry before I came so I just wanted to fit right in and continue the success that they had last year by going to the championship.

Eurobasket: Jae Youngblood is a friend of yours, how has it been playing with him?
Marcus: It has been great playing with Jae. He was the MVP of the league last year and he has been showing me different things that can help me have success at this level. We battle every day in practice so that helps us to get better each day.

Eurobasket: You had the chance to play with the Detroit Pistons this summer in Las Vegas; what did you take from that experience to Europe?
Marcus: The experience with the Pistons summer league team was great. That experience helped to show me the difference between the college and professional game. I took from that experience that I needed to improve on some aspects of my game and with hard work I can play at that level.

Eurobasket: Since getting to Europe, have there been any surprises on or off the court?
Marcus: There have not been many surprises since I arrived in Europe. With Jae here he has basically showed me what I need to know.

Eurobasket: On a side note, being a lifelong Piston fan, what are your thoughts on the Iverson/Billups deal?
Marcus: Chauncey Billups is one of my favorite players in the NBA and it was tough to see him leave after everything he did for the Pistons organization. But Allen Iverson is a great player and I am excited to see how he fits in with the rest of them team. Hopefully they can get back to the Championship and bring another ring to Detroit.

Eurobasket: Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts with Eurobaskets readers. Lets do this again soon.
Marcus: Absolutely, thanks again.


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Various News11/6/2008 10:24:00 AM - by Peter Buyse


Leuven extended the contract of Chris Young (206-F/C-79, college: Michigan) for the rest of this season and also the next season. Leuven won its 2 games since Young arrived and he is among the leading rebounders in Belgium at present.

Spirou Charleroi forward Mladen Sekularac (203-G/F-81) is still suffering from a knee injury and further tests are required.

He is taking that time off to be with his family in his home country.
The Charleroi managment says not to be looking for a replacment for him at the moment but wants to wait the further test results.



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Easy Win For UB Team in BBA Tournament!!!!11/6/2008 12:39:24 PM - by David Magana

Contrary to BNE Energy, the University of Belize has good coaching and discipline with their players. As a result, they normally have a winning record in tournaments. For this tournament it is not an exception, they have a 2 0 record after humiliating the Perk Up Hawks by 77 51. It seemed as if the Hawks in the beginning of the quarter had too much respect of the UB Jaguars and forgot that in basketball you cannot play with this kind of mentality. By the time they realize this, the lead was already huge and hard to make a come back from. UB was lead by Winston Pratt with 20 pts, 4 assists, Travis Lennon with 13 pts, 6 rebs and Lennox Bowman (180-G) with 11 pts. In a losing effort Jamir Enriquez finished with 18 pts and Erwin Robinson 10 pts.


Thursday Nov. 6: UB Gymnasium

Tiger Sharks - Belmopan Eagles 7:00PM

Belize Bank Bulldogs - UB Jaguars 9:00PMThursday, 6 November 2008



Tigersharks Start With a Win in BBA Tournament!!!11/6/2008 12:07:29 PM - by David Magana
Last Friday night at the UB Gym, the San Pedro Tigersharks (1-0) schooled the BNE Energy (0-2)by a score of 66 80. It appears that the Belmopan Energy lacks a coach who can actually lead, direct and make changes for the team. The team itself has good players but what is lacking is the ability of someone to take the reigns of the team. At times, the Energy seemed to be playing as a high school team, giving away innocent turnovers and missing give away shots. Nevertheless, the Tigersharks took the game seriously proving why they are the number one team in Belize. They were lead by Douglas Penland (191-G/F-75) with 24 pts, Kurt Burgess (-F/C) with double figures, 18 pts, 13 rebs, and 2 blocks, and Ian Lennon 14 pts. In a losing effort, Aubrey Lopez (188-G) finished with 26 pts, 8 rebs and 5 assist, Jason Daly (183-G) with 13 pts and Evan Salazar (201-F/C) 8 pts and an incredible 25 rebs.

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Halifax announces tryout 11/6/2008 1:22:56 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
The Canadian team Halifax Rainmen are giving local basketball players a shot at joining the team's roster for the 2008-09 PBL season. Rainmen Head Coach Rick Lewis and owner Andre Levingston will test local talent on Monday December 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Citadel High School in Halifax, N.Sc. 'We know there are some very skilled local players, so if you think you have what it takes, come and out and show us,' said Levingston. Registration for the open try-out begins at 5 p.m. on December 1. The Rainmen will hold their annual training camp in Halifax beginning on Tuesday December 2nd and running until Saturday December 6th.

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Valdivia and Boston College triumphed on wednesday11/6/2008 3:23:25 PM - by Cristian Quiroga

A pretty valuable victory that put them in the third place of standings achieved yesterday Deportivo Valdivia defeating to Provincial Osorno 77-90.
Americans Deshawn Danzey, Willie Davis and Marcus Elliot were the keys in team coached by Mario Spada.
An awful referee's behaviour wasn't an impediment for Valdivia that demonstrated clearly his superiority over Ivan Gallardo team. With this result Valdivia got its seventh victory over Osorno 'Toros' in the last two seasons.
In the other wednesday game Boston College obained an important victory 79-89 playing in the house of Puente Alto. BJ Pucket made a new outstanding performance scoring 33 points with his simple but effective game.

Games Details

Provincial Osorno 77
Jermaine Robinson 7, Cristian Perez 22, Rodrigo Zuiga 10, Thurman Zimmerman 20, Renato Vera 2 - starters - Ronald Cruces 5, Pablo Coro 5, Emilio Paris 6.
Coach: Ivan Gallardo Bocic
Deportivo Valdivia 90
Francisco Bravo 6, Marcus Elliot 19, Deshawn Danzey 23, Willie Davis 23, Claus Prtzmann 0 - starters - Paulo Henriquez 4, Christopher Altaner 8, Daniel Arriagada 7.
Coach: Mario Spada

Puente Alto 79
Percy Werth 21, German Siegmund 11, John Davis 18, Alex Smith 2, Bryson Mckenzie 20 - starters - Mauricio Cisternas 7, Franco Garrido 0, Exequiel Muoz 0.
Coach: Marcos Beltramella
Boston College 89
Francisco Zepeda 6, Felipe Ziegele 0, Patricio Arroyo 14, Lucas Costa 13, BJ Pucket 33 - starters - Joe Chapman 17, Eduardo Sepulveda 1, Francisco Coro 0, Jorge Valencia 5.
Coach: Carlos Alvarez



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NBL Round: 9 (Regular Season)11/6/2008 5:29:49 PM - by Eurobasket News
Podebrady - Kolin 94-84
Podebrady celebrated the second win in the league after beating Kolin 94:84 in Round 9. Benes Pavel led the winners with 24 points and Castleberry Steve added 23 points and 16 boards. Mihailovic Vladimir produced 24 points for the visitors that fell at 2-6.

Ostrava - Pardubice 90-83
Ostrava won the first game after eight rounds as at home the team overcame Pardubice 90:83. Arnold Marcus paced all the winners with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Stuchly Marek ended up with 19, while Muzik Marek and Palyza Lukas posted 10 each. Steffel David and Sanders Levell finished the night with 19 points apiece in defeat.

Prostejov - Liberec 87-69
Beechum Hurl led Prostejov over Liberec 87:69 at home with 25 points. Prasil Jaroslav followed him with 12 points as their team improved to 5-3 record. Hampton Maurice poured in 21 points for the guests.

Decin - USK Praha 95-58
Decin also has 5-3 record after 95:58 over USK Praha. Milos Pavel top-scored for the winners with 20 points, whilst Hatcher William and Houska Pavel added 13 each. Platt Roderick provided 25 points in the losing effort.

Opava - Nymburk 77-95
Nymburk improved to 8-0 record after the road win over Opava 77:95. Gray Justin led the winners with 20 points, while Jagodnik Goran netted 17.



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Partizan beat Armani Jeans 81-7611/6/2008 2:33:57 AM - by Zoran Popovic
In the 3. round of Euroleague Partizan won against Armani Jeans Milano 81-76 (15-28, 23-27, 28-12, 15-9). Partizan had good start and advantage of +4 points (11-7) in the first four minutes of the match, but guests from Milano made break with zone defence and excellent percent of three points shoot,they finished first quarter with +13 points advantage. Italian players continued second quarter in the same rhythm. Jobey Thomas (193-G-80, college: Charlotte) led Milan with 22 scored points for 15 minutes spend in the game and without missed shot for two (4-4), three points (4-4) and free throws (2-2). First half of the math guests from Milano had advantage of +17 points (38-55).

From the beginning of the third quarter, Partizan played much stronger defence, made much more offensive rebounds then the guests, primary Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts), Partizan point guards Uros Tripkovic (196-G-86), Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) and playmaker Aleksandar Rasic (195-G-84, agency: Beo Basket) scored four open three points shot and equalized result on 64-64. In the same time Partizan players stopped excellent Jobey Thomas on only 5 points in the third period of the match.

In the last period of the match AJ Milano made serie 6-0, but in the 36 minutes of the match domestic players continued with aggressive defence and again made break, this time 9-0 and won second game this season in Euroleague. The most efficient in Partizan was Novica Velickovic (205-F-86) who scored 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assistants. Lasme 12 points and 10 rebounds), Rasic add per 12 points and 7 assistants, Tepic 11 points, 6 rebouns and 8 assistants.. For the guests Jobey Thomas scored 27 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assistants and David Hawkins (193-G-82, agency: CAA Sports, college: Temple) add 14 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assistants.

Partizan: Tepic 11, Milosevic , Rasic 12, Tripkovic 6, Novica Velickovic 14, Lasme 12, Aleksic , Vitkovac 11, Bozic 3, Rakocevic 10, Vesely , Vranes 2.
AJ Milano: Filloy , Hall 8, Mordente 7, Jobey Thomas 27, Katelynas 6, Micevic , Mercante , Beard 10, Sangare 4, David Hawkins 14.


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24 players named to new German U18-squad11/6/2008 7:30:19 AM - by Moritz Korff
'Bundestrainer' Kay Bluemel has made his choice and picked the following players for the new German U18 national-team that from now on will start to prepare for the 2009 European Championships.

Danilo Barthel (204-F-91) - USC Heidelberg
Filmore Beck (186-G-91) - Eintracht Frankfurt
Martin Bogdanov (180-G-92) - Central Hoops Berlin/BG 2000
Kevin Bright (193-F-92) - SG Urspringschule
Anthony Canty (180-G-91) - BBG Bremerhaven
Alexander Heide (205-F/C-91) - SSV Ulm
Lennard Joerdell (203-C/F-91) - Bayer Leverkusen
Niklas Jungbauer (197-G/F-91) - TSV Breitenguessbach
Konstantin Klein (185-G-91) - ALBA Berlin
Daniel Leithner (200-F-91) - TSV Breitenguessbach
Friedrich Lotze (202-C/F-91) - ALBA Berlin
Dominik Malinowski (192-G-91) - Paderborn Baskets
Mathias Mauksch (190-G-91) - Bayer Leverkusen
Mathis Moenninghoff (196-G-92) - Bayer Leverkusen
Philipp Neumann (206-C-92) - Franken Hexer
Gianluca Raebel (195-F-91) - Dragons Rhoendorf
Justin Raffington (204-C-91) - SG Urspringschule
Thomas Reuter (198-G-92) - Phoenix Hagen
Daniel Stawowski (205-C-91) - Franken Hexer
Falko Theilig (180-G-92) - BBLZ Mittelhessen
Niels Giffey (198-F-91) - ALBA Berlin
Harald Debelka (194-G/F-91) - Merlins Crailsheim


Lawrence Signs Professional Contract11/6/2008 11:27:53 AM - by Moritz Korff
Former SU men's basketball standout Jeremiah Lawrence (196-F, college: Shenandoah) has signed a professional playing contract in a transaction completed Thursday.

Lawrence, who graduates in December and was named both the USA South Conference Player of the Year and an NABC All-America this past spring, will be playing for BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen in the German Regionalliga beginning in January.

Like all clubs in Germany, BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen is privately organized and Lawrence will be one of two professional players on the team.

The playing contract runs from January through April 2009 and includes housing and transportation to Germany in addition to a monthly salary.

Lawrence was a three-time All-USA South Conference selection at Shenandoah and became the first player in school history to score more than 1000 points and pull down 1000 rebounds in a career.

In addition to his NABC All-America honors, Lawrence was a two-time Street & Smith's pre-season All-America.

'I am very happy for Jeremiah,' SU head coach Robert Harris said. 'Nobody worked harder during his career than he did, and he deserves this type of reward for his hard work. I have no doubt that he is going to be an excellent professional basketball player.'

Courtesy of http://www.su.edu/athletics


Tarver inks temporary contract with Cuxhaven BasCats11/6/2008 3:40:54 PM - by Moritz Korff
The 24-year-old post player Theodis Tarver (206-F/C-84, college: Georgia Tech) has signed a deal with the Cuxhaven BasCats of the 2. Bundesliga Pro A.
Tarver will be under contract until the christmas break. The BasCats were looking for a player to replace injured domestic center Frederick Kleemichen (209-F-86). Tarver comes off a season with another Pro A outfit, BG Karlsruhe. He had 26 appearances for BG and averaged 8 points as well as 4.1 rebounds per contest.


Mainz land Wolfgang Gieler11/6/2008 7:38:37 PM - by Moritz Korff
According to information provided by the website of the 2. Bundesliga, ASC Theresianum Mainz (Pro B) has strengthend its roster by the addition of Wolfgang Gieler (206-C-86, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Allan Hancock CC). The native of Bonn spent the past three years playing in the USA. He started his collegiate career at NCAA Division One's University of California-Irvine and moved to Allan Hancock Community College for the 2008-08 campaign. In 30 games played he averaged 17.5 points and 13.1 rebounds per outing for the AHC Bulldogs. Gieler is a product of the Telekom Baskets Bonn youth-program.

German Cup Results: November 4th-6th11/6/2008 12:25:51 PM - by Michael Taylor
GERMAN CUP RESULTS

Tuesday November 4th
ratiopharm Ulm 92 Bayern Munich 89
Jeff Gibbs posted a strong 18pt 11reb double double and ratiopharm Ulm hit 13 of 25 (52%) from beyond the arc in an exciting 92-89 road win over upset-minded Pro A Bayern Munich Tuesday evening at CitySportsHalle on Saebener Strasse in Munich. Dru Joyce (16pt 5reb 9ast 3-4threes) and Sean Finn (16pt 8reb) were also productive for Ulm. With a strong start Ulm built a 40-24 lead midway through the 2Q before the fast-paced Munich team trimmed the deficit to 49-44 at half. Another Ulm run in the 3Q gave them another double-digit lead which became a 72-63 score after 3Q. Behind an excellent offensive evening from Jamar Howard (22pt 10reb), Kelvin Parker (19pt 6ast), Cedric Brooks (19pt 4stl) and Tim Morris (18pt 4reb 5ast), Bayern pulled to within 80-76 but back to back 3pt shots from Ulm F Dan Fitzgerald sealed the exciting Cup win. Ulm's hot shooting was a result of Dru Joyce drilling 3 of 4 threes, Dan Fitzgerald's 3 for 5 from behind the arc (9pts), Lee Humphrey's 4 for 8 from three (12pt) and Sebastian Betz 3-7 (11pt 5reb). ratiopharm Ulm advances to meet Ewe Baskets Oldenburg at Ewe Arena in Oldenburg 8pm Wednesday November 19th.

NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig 102 SOBA Dragons Rhondorf (Pro B) 84
Rhondorf made it exciting with a terrific start, but NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig overcame the underdog-Dragons with a strong second half to take a 102-84 German Cup win Tuesday night in Rhondorf. Bursting to a 34-23 lead after 1Q, Rhondorf Dragons were on fire! But the Phantoms responded with a 2Q run which evened the game at 52 at half. Head Coach Emir Mutapcic and his Phantoms took control in the 3Q outscoring the Dragons 29-10 before coasting to the win. Braunschweig post man Kyle Visser was strong inside scoring 20pt 9reb while Will Franklin added 18pt on 4 of 7threes. Also in double figures for the Phantoms, Jeremy Crouch hit 4 of 6 threes for 14pt, Dustin Salisbery 13pt and 10pt apiece from Andrew Drevo and Nils Mittmann. Rhondorf's Johannes Lange finished with a game best 28pt 5reb in the loss. Braunschweig will advance to face the Artland Dragons in the next round of the German Cup.

LTi Giessen 46ers 77 Science City Jena (Pro A) 58
LTi Giessen 46ers put 5 players in double figures and sank 26 of 34FT (76%) in beating Science City Jena 77-58 Tuesday night at Lobeda West in Jena. 46er G Heiko Schaffartzik led the balanced attack with 13pt 5ast while F Corey Rouse added 12pt 4reb and Michael Umeh and Gerrit Terdenge scored 11pt apiece. Jena started strong with a 22-18 1Q before Head Coach Simon Cote and his Giessen team answered with a 23-9 2Q for a 41-31 halftime lead. Giessen pushed the advantage to 59-46 after 3Q and maintained for the win. Henry Ugewuh (12pt) and Ryan DeMichael (11pt) were double figure scorers for Jena. Giessen advances to face Telekom Baskets Bonn in the next round of the German Cup.

Wednesday November 5th
Middle-Deutscher Basketball Club (Pro A) 59 Koln 99ers 52
Behind a solid team effort and strong team defense, Pro A MBC Wolves upset the Koln 99ers 59-52 Wednesday night in Weienfels Germany. Wayne Bernard hit 4 of 8 threes for 12pt while Sascha Leutloff (11pt 6reb 4stl) and Gregory Burks (11pt 4reb 4ast) were also strong for the Wolves. Head Coach Bjorn Harmsen and his Wolves earned a 17-12 1Q lead which they turned into a 34-24 halftime lead. MBC maintained their lead through 3Q at 52-41 heading into the 4th before holding off the Koln comeback. MBC's tough defense limited the talented 99ers to 30% shooting. Yassin Idbihi topscored for Koln with 12pt 7reb. With the upset win, MBC advances to meet Dusseldorf Giants in the next round.

Giants Dusseldorf 114 Eisbaren Bremerhaven 107 2OT
In the most entertaining German Cup game of this round, Giants Dusseldorf topped Eisbaren Bremerhaven 114-107 in a double overtime shootout at BurgWachter Costello in Dusseldorf Wednesday night. Pete Campbell was on fire sinking 8 of 9 threes to topscore with 36pt while Brendan Winters added 25pt 5reb in the exciting win. Fred Peete chipped in 16pt 9ast and TJ Carter 16pt 6reb while Todd Hendley had 10pt 12reb for Head Coach Achim Kuczmann's team. Dusseldorf shot 50% for the game including 20 of 38 threes (52%). Big shots from Winters and Matt Lottich helped keep hope alive for Dusseldorf before they edged ahead in the 2OT. Bremerhaven's Frank Elegar was outstanding for the Eisbaren with a terrific 28pt 11reb effort. Giordan Watson added 17pt, Jeb Ivey 15pt and Mike Gansey 14pt in the hardfought 2OT loss. Advancing with the exciting win, Dusseldorf will now face MBC in the next round.

EnBW Ludwigsburg 72 Walter Tigers Tubingen 71
EnBW Ludwigbusrg edged rival Walter Tigers Tubingen 72-71 in an exciting German Cup game Wednesday night in Ludwigsburg. Head Coach Rick Stafford and his team held on despite a terrific comeback effort from the Tigers. Ludwigsburg led 70-63 with 3min to play before a 6-0 Tiger run pulled Tubingen within one at 70-69. Richard Chaney sank 2 clutch FT to give Tubingen a 71-70 lead with 1min. But a big Marco Sanders offensive rebound basket regained the 72-71 Ludwigsburg lead. Tubingen then had two chances including a controversial shot clock violation and a Kelvin Gibbs offensive foul. Domonic Jones led Ludwigsburg with 14pt while Deangelo Alexander added 12pt and Brandon Woudstra 10. Tubingen's AJ Moye topscored with 19pt with help from 14pt apiece from both Rasko Katic and Jermaine Anderson. At the final buzzer, the exciting German Cup win sees Ludwigsburg advance to meet ALBA Berlin in the next round at O2 World in Berlin.

Nordlingen 80 USC Freiburg (Pro B) 79
Omari Westley scored 28pt with 13reb as Nordlingen edged Pro B USC Freiburg 80-79 Wednesday night in the German Cup. Osvaldo Jeanty added 14pt and Danny Gibson 12pt in the win. Dominique Crawford led Freiburg with 19pt while Sebastian Harke had 18pt 7reb and Lee Jeka 16pt 6ast in the hardfought loss. Nordlingen now advances to face the Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the next round.

Paderborn Baskets 98 SC Rist-Wedel 65
Paderborn advances to meet the winner between Trier and Chemnitz which will be played November 12th

Thursday November 6th
BG74 Gottingen @ Bremen Roosters (Pro A)

Wednesday November 12th
TBB Trier @ Chemnitz 99ers (Pro A)


Cramer from Weiden to Slovakia11/6/2008 1:13:09 PM - by Moritz Korff
Probably the best scorer of all four Regionalliga-divisions has left Germany to take his game to the next level. Stephen Cramer (188-G-84, college: Hope (MI)) has joined Inter Bratislava in Slovakia. The first league-team, coached by the American Rick Brooks, has two other players on the roster whose names sound familiar to German basketball-fans: The former Ehingen forward Vincent Polakovic (203-F-84, college: USF) and Konrad Tota (196-F-80, college: Dickinson St.) who used to shoot hoops for Chemnitz and Dresden. Cramer, a 2007-08 Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-East First Team selection and a former NCAA Division 3 All-American, led the RLSO in scoring in this past season (32.2 ppg) and returned to Weiden after the summer. He played six games for the COOCOON Baskets at the beginning of this current season and averaged a league-high 34.5 points per contest.

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Ramat Gan lands scoring Helms11/6/2008 11:06:53 AM - by Yarone Arbel


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Standings - Superleague11/6/2008 5:46:25 PM
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Peja 7-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 7-1 
 3. Drita 6-2 
 4. Bashkimi 5-3 
 5. Coll.Eurosport 4-4 
 6. SHB 12 3-5 
 7. Bambi Mitr. 3-5 
 8. Trepca Mitrov. 3-5 
 9. Kastrioti 1-7 
 10. Kosova V. 0-8 


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  LATVIA   


ASK Riga stun Cajasol in the last game of the EuroCup Qualifying Round 2 openers11/6/2008 8:35:01 AM - by Eurobasket News
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


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Sparta(4-1) regains top DBBL spot as Heffingen(0-5) loses 5th straight!!11/6/2008 7:35:09 AM - by Alex Meyers
Friday, October 31, 2008

Sparta 79 - Heffingen 66

Bertrange, Luxembourg
Larrie Smith (195-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) and Julian Hublart scored 27 points each as Sparta defended well to clinch their 4th victory of the DBBL season. Heffingen struggled especially in the 3rd quarter where Sparta held them to only 8 points. Smith added 3 steals, 3 assists and a blocked shot along with his 10 rrebounds. He was an amazing 12 for 12 inside and around the paint, where he was literally unchallenged as he never once went to the free throw line during the match(unusual for Smith. Jay Anderson (206-F-81, college: Oregon) led Heffingen with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Manou Scholtus added 15. Sparta's Tom Wagner and Pit Hoffmann did not play. On Saturday, November 8th, Sparta hosts Etzella and Heffingen will entertain Racing.

Sparta: 33 field goals, 6 three pointers, 7 for 11 free throws, 32 rebounds, 20 fouls and 17 turnovers
Smith 27, Wulff 5, Hublart 27, De Marchi 4, Nittler, also Palumbo 4, Tripodo 3, R. Wolzfield, G. Wolzfield, Engel 9 and Evans
Heffingen: 24 field goals, 6 three pointers, 12 for 19 free throws, 27 rebounds, 15 fouls and 17 turnovers
Schumacher, M. Weyrich 2, Scholtus 15, Anderson 24, J. Thesen 3, Feltes 7, also Hetto, K. Thesen 7, D. Weyrich 1, C. Weyrich 7 and Zender

Score by quarters: 1st Q 23-12, Halftime 42-29, 3rd Q 65-37, Final 79-66
190 spectators


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  PARAGUAY   


SuperCup Series again tied 11/6/2008 1:35:16 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
After that Sol de America won Game 2, Libertad prevailed in Game 3, 89-82, and two days after Sol tied again the series, winning Game 4 93-80. As it was, expecteed, this last playoff is very, very close and it is probable that it will go till the seventh, decisive game. The fifth act of the SuperCup Series is scheduled for tonight, at 20:45 in Asuncion, at the Cub Olimpia Gymnasium. Let's see what will happen..

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Halifax announces tryout 11/6/2008 1:22:56 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
The Canadian team Halifax Rainmen are giving local basketball players a shot at joining the team's roster for the 2008-09 PBL season. Rainmen Head Coach Rick Lewis and owner Andre Levingston will test local talent on Monday December 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Citadel High School in Halifax, N.Sc. 'We know there are some very skilled local players, so if you think you have what it takes, come and out and show us,' said Levingston. Registration for the open try-out begins at 5 p.m. on December 1. The Rainmen will hold their annual training camp in Halifax beginning on Tuesday December 2nd and running until Saturday December 6th.

Vermont inks Paraguayan league star 11/6/2008 1:25:44 AM - by Gianni Pascucci
The Vermont Frost Heaves are pleased to announce the signing of forward Joe Williams (6'7''-F/C-79, college: Austin Peay St.). Head Coach Will Voigt on Joe coming back to Burlington stated, 'We are excited to bring Joe back to the Burlington area. He is a tremendous rebounder, and post defender that fits perfectly with our team culture. He comes with a great reputation for being a hard worker and team leader, and we expect more of the same here. Williams is a native of Clementon, NJ and when asked how it felt to be returning to Vermont, Williams stated: its very exciting to be returning to the place where my basketball career begin. I am looking forward to playing in Vermont again and trying to win another championship for the Frost Heaves. Williams just completed playing in Paraguay in 2008 and has played extensively in Europe and Latin America. The Frost Heaves open training camp December 1, 2008.

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  PORTUGAL   


Fisica first win11/6/2008 9:13:10 PM - by Nuno Vieira


Fisica first win11/6/2008 9:13:28 PM - by Nuno Vieira


Fisica first Win!!!11/6/2008 9:18:59 PM - by Nuno Vieira

The Champions of the ProLiga 2007-2008, Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras just won the first game in the Liga Profissional.
Coach Jose Tavares this season decide to make a new team, just keeping the 'kids' of the club and Amadeu and signing all the rest of the team players.
Fisica team is not playing the best basketball yet, but the coach think that with the hard work that all the players are showhing they will show it soon.
This win against Maia, may come in time to give some rewards to the hard work.
It was a close game but finaly Fisica got the win. Final score, Maia-67 - Fisica-69.
During the game and for Maia Paulo Ferreira (187-F-80) with 15P, 7R was the best, for Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras the impact players wore the 3 Americans, the 4man Joseph Harrell (204-F-85, agency: 540 Sports) with 14P, 7R and 8 assists, the 3man Jason Davis (193-G/F-85, agency: Pinnacle Sports LLC, college: Sacramento St.) with 19P, 9R, 4steals and 4 assists, and the MVP of the game and the Center of the team Jeffrey Ferguson (210-F/C-81, college: Wayne St., MI) making 20P, 18R, 5 steals, 3 assists and 4 blocks.

In the next game the team will play against the strong team of Vagos, the game will be sunday 9, at 16H in Vagos.



LPB day 6 (2)11/6/2008 6:53:08 AM - by Portugal Eurobasket
Ovarense grabbed the leadership in LPB by winning in Queluz, 70-85. The 3-time former LCB champions are the only leaders at the moment as Belenenses withdrawal from the competition made all of the Lisbon's results were also withdrawal. As for Sampaense they were the only team from Proliga to beat a LPB squad, as they won against Ginasio 86-75 while Vitoria beat BC Barcelos 48-60. As a result, Ovarense, Benfica and CAB Madeira are the only teams with 100% record on wins.

Queluz-Ovarense, 70-85
Sampaense-Ginasio, 86-75
BC Barcelos-Vitoria, 48-60


Big game on Saturday11/6/2008 6:58:05 AM - by Portugal Eurobasket
Wherever they stand, Ovarense and FC Porto will be always two of the biggest names in basketball. Both teams face each other on Saturday with the champions defending their lead against their opponents that haven't won against LPB teams yet (lost against Academica and Vagos). In the past years Ovarense has dominated FC Porto beating them twice in the Finals and other 2-times in Supercup, while FC Porto won the League Cup. In other games, also on Saturday, CAB Madeira hosts Vitoria while Benfica faces Barreirense. On Sunday, Vagos plays Fisica.

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  SERBIA   


Partizan beat Armani Jeans 81-7611/6/2008 2:33:57 AM - by Zoran Popovic
In the 3. round of Euroleague Partizan won against Armani Jeans Milano 81-76 (15-28, 23-27, 28-12, 15-9). Partizan had good start and advantage of +4 points (11-7) in the first four minutes of the match, but guests from Milano made break with zone defence and excellent percent of three points shoot,they finished first quarter with +13 points advantage. Italian players continued second quarter in the same rhythm. Jobey Thomas (193-G-80, college: Charlotte) led Milan with 22 scored points for 15 minutes spend in the game and without missed shot for two (4-4), three points (4-4) and free throws (2-2). First half of the math guests from Milano had advantage of +17 points (38-55).

From the beginning of the third quarter, Partizan played much stronger defence, made much more offensive rebounds then the guests, primary Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts), Partizan point guards Uros Tripkovic (196-G-86), Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) and playmaker Aleksandar Rasic (195-G-84, agency: Beo Basket) scored four open three points shot and equalized result on 64-64. In the same time Partizan players stopped excellent Jobey Thomas on only 5 points in the third period of the match.

In the last period of the match AJ Milano made serie 6-0, but in the 36 minutes of the match domestic players continued with aggressive defence and again made break, this time 9-0 and won second game this season in Euroleague. The most efficient in Partizan was Novica Velickovic (205-F-86) who scored 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assistants. Lasme 12 points and 10 rebounds), Rasic add per 12 points and 7 assistants, Tepic 11 points, 6 rebouns and 8 assistants.. For the guests Jobey Thomas scored 27 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assistants and David Hawkins (193-G-82, agency: CAA Sports, college: Temple) add 14 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assistants.

Partizan: Tepic 11, Milosevic , Rasic 12, Tripkovic 6, Novica Velickovic 14, Lasme 12, Aleksic , Vitkovac 11, Bozic 3, Rakocevic 10, Vesely , Vranes 2.
AJ Milano: Filloy , Hall 8, Mordente 7, Jobey Thomas 27, Katelynas 6, Micevic , Mercante , Beard 10, Sangare 4, David Hawkins 14.


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Astrum Levice opens Round 9 for 8-1 record11/6/2008 9:20:27 AM - by Eurobasket News
Astrum Levice became the only leader in Slovak Republic at least for one day. Last night the favorites overcame TU Kosice 75:87 away from home for 8-1 record. Nenad Milosevic (188-G-83) led the winners with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Klein netted 17, while Samanovic scored 13. Alexander Lutter (189-F, agency: Pro Agents-Basketball Careers) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and Batka posted 17. Pezinok can tie the record with Astrum Levice if they win their game tonight in Round 9.
BK Dolny Kubin beat Chemosvit Poprad 87:84 due to the last period. The latter opened the game with 23-17 but could not keep the score for good. Danilo Savovic (194-F-86) paced all the winners with 24 points. Zilik netted 21 and Lukas Dubovsky (192-G-87) posted 15. Peter Sedmak (203-C-85) finished the night with 22 points for the visitors.
Bystrica lost to MBK Rieker Komarno 78:88 in the third game of the round. Having 7-points deficit at the halftime the hosts could not stay on race with the visitors in the second half. Igor Majoros (200-F-80, agency: Promotex, college: SW Baptist) top-scored for the winners with 32 points, while Blagojevic scored 13. Hovanak ended up with 28 points in the losing effort.


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Milovic named coach of Epic Misel, Alispahic will undergo knee surgery11/6/2008 12:26:56 PM - by Zeljko Zule
Predrag Milovic was named as new coach of winless Epic Misel Postojna. Montenegrin born coach suceed Ales Lenassi who was stepped down last week following Epic Misel poor start in UPC League. Milovic was a coach of Luka Koper last season.
Edin Alispahic (208-F/C-88) of Zlatorog will undergo knee surgery on Saturday that is expected to keep him out at least three months. It will be his third knee surgery overall and he played just 26 games in last two seasons.


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KBL Round: 3 (Regular Season)11/6/2008 10:19:47 AM - by Eurobasket News
Dongbu Promy - Mobis Phoebus 97-92
ngbu Promy overcame Mobis Phoebus 97:92 in the opener of the round. Okosa Reggie exploded with 35 points and 8 rebounds, while White Wendell posted 23. Dunston Bryant collected 24 points and 12 boards in defeat.

SK Knights - Orions 85-97
SK Knights left Orions the only undefeated team losing 85:97 at home on November 5th. Daniels Chris was unstoppable for the winners with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Chun Jung-Kyu nailed 15 and Kim Seung-Hyun together with Sandrin, Daniel added 12 each. Shannon Terrence shined for the Knights with 31 points, 7 boards and 6 assists.

KCC Egis - KTF M.Wings 103-72
KCC Egis thrashed KTF M.Wings 103:72 as Harper Brian led the winners with 27 points. Brand Micah netted 25 whilst Peters James scored 14 for the visitors.

Samsung Th. - LG Sakers 78-73
Samsung edged LG Sakers 78:73 to take 2-1 record in the standings. Leather Terrence was unstoppable with 38 points and 13 rebounds. Johnson Ivan had 17 for the guests and Ki Seung-Ho posted 12.

KT&G Kites - ET Land B.Sl. 100-99
The game between KT&G Kites and ET Land became one of the most interesting in the round. The Kites grabbed 100:99 victory Chandler Marquin had 32 points and 8 boards in a win. Warner Calvin netted 22 and Joo Hee-Jung scored 19. Chyung Bong-Kun top-scored with 27 points in the losing effort.



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ASK Riga stun Cajasol in the last game of the EuroCup Qualifying Round 2 openers11/6/2008 8:35:01 AM - by Eurobasket News
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


Neven Spahija is the new Coach of Pamesa11/6/2008 3:56:02 PM - by Francisco Martinez
Pamesa Valencia has officially announced the signing of Neven Spahija for the rest of the season and one more year .

The debut of the new Coach will take place in the 7th round, leaving the team to Chechu MUlero the next weekend.

Neven Spahija has experience in the Spanish League after winning last ACB title for TAU Baskonia, where he was the Coach last season.

Besides, he has trained great teams like Croatian NT, Maccabi Tel Aviv or Lietuvos Rytas.


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Dolphins mount second half comeback11/6/2008 7:59:47 AM - by Frankie Afzelius
From a sleeping pill and Estonian bombardement from the three point line in the first half, Dolphins came back after the break and went from 20 points under to win with six points.Talllinna Kiev gave Dolphins a lesson in how to shoot from a distance and to do it well. With 60% on the three points and 58 on two points, the Estonians totally dominated the first 20 minutes of the game. - I am really impressed by Kalev, said Dolphins point guard, Andrew George Pleick (194-G-80, college: Lafayette). They shot like gods! - It was very tough. Perhaps we had a too easy start of the game and we couldnt really change when Dolphins started to play better in the second half, said Kalevs assistant coach, Margus Metstak. He continued: - They never gave up. And that impressed me. But - we can not allow our selves to! It took some harsh words from Coach Grant to light a fire in the home team, and with two big threes from Andrew George Pleick at the end of the game gave them the lead at the end of the 4th quarter.

Norrkoping Dolphins: Kenny Grant (188-G-82, college: Davidson) 26, Andrew George Pleick 22, Joakim Kjellbom 17, Fred Drains 10, Anton Saks, Joe Mcnaull 4, David Bergstrom 3, Pedro Cipriano 2

Tallinna Kiev: Gert Dorbek (190-G-85) 28/7, A. Parn 18, E Kivinukk 12, I. Reinok 10, P. Putorac, i. Uibukant 6, J. Gray 2, H. Niidas 1


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Krauser to try hand in NBA-D Leauge Draft11/6/2008 3:56:48 PM - by David Edole
Carl Krauser (188-G-81, college: Pittsburgh) is one of several former NCAA players gearing up for the 2008 NBA D-League Draft will take place this Friday Night. The Draft will air live on NBA TV at 7 p.m. ET or 8:00 pm in the Virgin Islands. All 16 teams will select 10 players each.
The 6-2 Krauser was a three-time All-BIG EAST guard at Pittsburgh and led the Panthers to the Sweet 16 as a sophomore and junior. After college, Krauser has played in Germany, Puerto Rico, the CBA and Venezuela, and has also participated in international basketball as a member of the Virgin Islands National Team.


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UBL ready for upcoming season11/6/2008 5:11:37 PM - by Ozzie Denson

The United Basketball League is getting ready for the upcoming season with less than 6 month before the season starts. The UBL Teams are having Tryouts Camps and some are playing Preseason Games. The UBL will have great players and very good Team Owners to put a great professional product on the courts. We are looking at 16 teams or more to start the season. The United Basketball League moves players and coaches to the next level and please visit or site at www.ublhoops.com or www.ublwranglers.com for upcoming tryouts.
UBL Come get some!!!



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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Eagles & Sharks Look For Home Wins11/6/2008 5:22:06 AM - by Andy Webb
Fabulous Flournoy, player coach of BBL leaders Newcastle Eagles, expects another tough game when Worthing Thunder arrive in the north east on Friday evening: 'They're a new team and they are feeling things out. They've playing well and hard with a good system, they are just lacking a bit of experience in the BBL. They have all the right components, and they are there or thereabout in most games.

'They're coming together nicely, and they remind me of Plymouth in their first season. It'll be a difficult game, and I think the word is out that we're not playing well at home. They'll be aware of that, and we need to make sure we're well prepared for the game.'

The teams met a month ago in Worthing, with Eagles winning 98-84, and Thunder coach Gary Smith knows his side go into the game as under-dogs: ''Nobody is really expecting anything from us up there, so there is not the weight of expectation we have at home. On the other hand, we also have our 100 percent league away record to protect!

'Seriously though, we have a lot of respect for the Eagles and what they have achieved both off and on the court and they are the model all clubs should ultimately aspire to. You look at their line-up and it's impossible to focus on one individual as any one of them could step up on a given night. Saying that, we have some talented individuals too so we will always have a chance as long as we allow ourselves to stay in the game.'

Meanwhile, Sheffield Sharks' player-coach Atiba Lyons in aware of the threat PAWS London Capital as they travel to the EIS on Friday evening: 'I haven't had a chance to see them play. I know they have made some changes recently. From previous years they play extremely hard defense and I know they have a lot of talent on that team.

'They have a very deep team and night after night different players step up and make contributions. It will be a very interesting game.'


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LNB 2008 Thirds of Finals - Matchday 4: Apure and Duros win series, Caciques and Estudiantes also advance11/6/2008 12:14:03 PM - by Francisco Vega

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Duros de Lara and Centauros de Apure won their respective LNB 2008 Thirds of Finals series C and B, respectively, by taking down Centauros de Cojedes and Graneros de Portuguesa with a 3-1 difference. Duros did it as visitors and Apure completed their feat at home. Meanwhile, Caciques de Trujillo tied things up in series A against Estudiantes de Guarico as visitors, 2-2, and will now have to play a fifth game to define the winner. However, they both advanced to Semifinals, cause they have both won at least two games, one more than the loosers in the other series, which means, that this series has assured to be the one with the lucky looser of this round.



SCOREBOARDS


SERIES A (Series tied 2-2)


Caciques de Trujillo 93 - Estudiantes de Guarico 89 (Wed)

Villa Olimpica Arena - San Juan de los Morros, Guarico


Quarter by quarter

EST: 25-24-24-16= 89

CAC: 31-20-22-20= 93


Scorers

EST: Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 27 points, David Ruffin (193-G/F-84) 26 points, Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87) 10 points

CAC: Edgar Arteaga (198-F-76) 32 points, Cesar Musset (190-G-78) 14 points, Jorge Leon (186-G-79) 10 points



SERIES B (APU won 3-1)


Centauros de Apure 85 - Graneros de Portuguesa 74 (Wed)

Biruaca Dome - Biruaca, Apure


Quarter by quarter

APU: 20-16-25-24= 85

GRA: 17-24-24-12= 77


Scorers

APU: David Cedeno (190-G-83) 28 points, Lennox McCoy (188-G-77) 19 points

GRA: Roque Osorio (206-C-76) 18 points, Johan Pinero (183-G-76) 12 points

SERIES C (DUR won 3-1)


Duros de Lara 69 - Centauros de Cojedes 66 (Wed)

Villa Deportiva Arena - San Carlos, Cojedes


Quarter by quarter

COJ: 22-12-18-14= 66

DUR: 13-19-18-19= 69


Scorers

COJ: Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 18 points, Darwin Jaramillo (192-F-86) 16 points, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 12 points

DUR: Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 19 points, Heissler Guillent (191-G-86) 15 points, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 9 points





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Women News

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  BELARUS - Women  


Troina top-scores abroad, Leuchanka wins, Veremeenko tries hard - by Eurobasket News
Tatyana Troina (188-F/C-81, college: S.Carolina) and her TTT Riga earned the initial win in Group B as they narrowly defeated Gambrinus 69:67 in Latvian capital. Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. Tatyana Troina led the charge with 24 points for the hosts. Essence Carson added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Eva Viteckova replied with 14 points for Gambrinus as they suffered the second defeat in the group. Tatyana Troina close the 5-0 run from the hosts that ran to score in the game. Even though Latvian side looked more positive in the period, Maiga tied the game at the end of the first, 20:20. Again in the second the hosts led for the whole period, but Zirkova reduced to a minimum, 38:35 at the halftime. The game was knotted at 50:50 with 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Ieva Kublina hit a jump shot inside the arc to put TTT Riga in front. Tatyana Troina closed a 10-0 for the hosts that did not look behind until the buzzer. Although Zirkova's three tied the game at 67:67, Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga.
Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) and her UMMC showed they are hardly tamed by anyone in this Euroleague as they victimized USK Praha in Czech Republic 94:64. UMMC thus ensured the fourth straight win in Group C, while USK Praha slipped to 1-3 record. Asjha Jones knocked down 20 points to lead UMMC. Sandrine Gruda added 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winning team and Yelena Leuchanka collected 12 points and 8 rebounds. Lindsay Whalen topscored with 16 points for the home team. The spectators were buzzing with excitement after Prague's last-second victory at rivals Gambrinus over the weekend. Their team grabbed 5:4 in the opening tip as Evanthia Maltsi scored with a foul. In a back-to-back period the guests managed to take 21:18 lead at the end of the first period, when Nolan made a jump-shot. Pondexter's jump shot sparked a 15-0 run for the visitors that Prague never recovered from. Sandrine Gruda finished it at 35:20 in the middle of the second quarter. Lindsay Whalen sent the teams to the lockers for 48:30 and it was hardly believed that the hosts would recover. With 25-17 UMMC finished the third period and had 73:47 at the end of it. Elhotova posted four in a row for the hosts in the last frame but they could not catch up with the winner. Le Drean mad the board to show the last numbers, 64:94 as UMMC ensured the fourth straight win in Group C.
Nadezhda looked somehow hopeless as they faced MiZo Pecs in Orenburg. The Hungarian team dominated and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory behind 16 points and 7 steals from Dalma Ivanyi. Anna Vajda scored 15 points for the winners. Nadezhda answered with 10 points and 10 rebounds from Anastasiya Veremeenko (192-F/C-87). The last period was decisive in the game when the guests limited the hosts to 6 points in the quarter. Nadezhda lost four games in a row in Group A while MiZo improved to 2-2.Garcia scored first two for the local team as 2500 hoped for an initial positive result in the International arena. Russian team played well in the first period and won it 16:11. MiZo Pecs reduced the gap in the second quarter and even took a lead entering the second half. Hungarian squad enjoyed 27


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  BOSNIA - Women  


Lavezzini Basket top Group I of EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
Zeljeznicar - Lavezzini 71:88

Lavezzini Basket earned the second win in three games of the EuroCup preliminary round in Group I. Yesterday the Italian team held off Zeljeznicar in Sarajevo to jump on top of the pool. Daliborka Vilipic (196-C-75) was pivotal with 22 points and 17 rebounds for the visitors. Laura Summerton (191-C-83) contributed 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Natasa Mikic (181-G-84) answered with 18 points in defeat. Sasa Cado (180-G-89) had 17 points as Zeljeznicar fell to 0-3 record.
Zara knocked down two trebles early in the encounter and Lavezzini grabbed an early 13:5 lead. The visitors maintained the lead and Jennifer Screen (180-G-82) sealed the first frame outcome at 28:22 for Lavezzini. The Italian team opened the second period on a 10:1 rally and ran off. Zeljeznicar failed to deny the deficit and trailed by 13 points at halftime. Daliborka Vilipic tipped off the second half with back-to-back jump shots and Lavezzini enjoyed a 57:40 advantage at the moment. The visiting team cruised comfortably and piled up a 73:55 lead before the final quarter. All Zeljeznicar could do was to win the fourth term but it was far from enough to spark the intrigue.
Lavezzini won the battle on the glass 41:25 and forced the hosts to 19 turnovers. Zeljeznicar will next take on Ravenna on the road, while Lavezzini will travel to Latvia to take on Cesis.

Zeljeznicar: Natasa Mikic 18, Sasa Cado 17
Lavezzini: Daliborka Vilipic 22+17 boards, Laura Summerton 22, Jennifer Screen 13


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  BRAZIL - Women  


Santos starts with Lille, other stats from Europe - by Eurobasket News
Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve with Brazilian Iziane Castro (183-G/F-82) 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballardini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team. Daliborka Jokic finished with 16 points for Venezia. Lille answered with 16 points from Iziane Castro. ESB Lille Metropole remained winlees in the tournament. Simona Ballardini scored the contest's opening four points and the Italians built a 9-0 lead. Italian side could not however hold the margin and the hosts managed to reduce to 20:21 at the end of the first. Daliborka Jokic scored for 31:24 at the beginning of the second and it was her again for plus 10, 34:24. Simona Ballardini sent the teams to the lockers for 37:31 Italian advantage. In the third quarter, Umana Reyer's undefeated season looked to be in danger when Lille not only clawed their way back but took an eight-point lead. Florence Lepron gave the French side 48:40, however Simona Ballardini brought the visitors back to 54:53 at the end of the third. In the last frame there was only one team dominating the court and it was Umana Reyer. Italian favorite secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four.
Halcon Avenida snapped Bourges with Brazilian Alessandra Santos (200-C-73) three-game winning streak with a 77:70 victory in Salamanca. A 22-6 in the last period was enough to surprised the French champion. The teams now appeared tied at 3-1 record in Group A. Michelle Snow made a jump-shot for the hosts as 3000 spectators gladly desired the win of the locals. Dominguez made it 8:2 as the hosts won the opening tip of the game. Manic reduced for the guests for 29:22 at the end of the first frame. Bourges came back into the game after 22-16 in the second quarter to trail only one point at the halftime. Michelle Snow sent the teams to the lockers for 45:44, Halcon Avenida.Alessandra Santos gave the French champion the lead at 51:50 in the middle of the third and then it was her again to close the period at 64:55. The game was knotted at 66:66 later in the fourth, however the hosts started an 8-0 run that left them on top 74:66. Bourges were only able to cut the deficit back to seven by the end of the game. Alessandra Santos finished the night with 6 points and 6 rebounds.
Nadezhda looked somehow hopeless as they faced MiZo Pecs in Orenburg. The Hungarian team dominated and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory behind 16 points and 7 steals from Dalma Ivanyi. Nadezhda lost four games in a row in Group A while MiZo improved to 2-2. Garcia scored first two for the local team as 2500 hoped for an initial positive result in the International arena. Russian team played well in the first period and won it 16:11. MiZo Pecs reduced the gap in the second quarter and even took a lead entering the second half. Hungarian squad enjoyed 27:26 after 20 minutes of the game. The guests had 39:34 lead with four minutes remaining in the third quarter but Nadezhda replied with a 6-0 run. Dalma Ivanyi pulled her team to a minimum advantage entering the last quarter. Burik's shot from the arc made the score 48:45 but another 6-0 from the visitors saw them far from the hosts. The Hungarian team dominated the court and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory. Graziane Coelho (192-C-83) Graziane had 8 points and 6 rebounds.
Burian Natalia made 2 points and 6 rebounds for TTT Riga that earned the initial win in Group B as they narrowly defeated Gambrinus 69:67 in Latvian capital. Essence Carson (183-G-86, college: Rutgers) scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. Tatyana Troina close the 5-0 run from the hosts that ran to score in the game. Even though Latvian side looked more positive in the period, Maiga tied the game at the end of the first, 20:20. Again in the second the hosts led for the whole period, but Zirkova reduced to a minimum, 38:35 at the halftime. The game was knotted at 50:50 with 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Ieva Kublina hit a jump shot inside the arc to put TTT Riga in front. Tatyana Troina closed a 10-0 for the hosts that did not look behind until the buzzer. Although Zirkova's three tied the game at 67:67, Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga.
Erika De Souza (197-C-82) and Ros Casares left no chance for visiting Union Hainaut thrashing them 99:51 in Valencia. A 32-13 in the opening quarter was more than enough to control the rest of the game. Delisha Milton-Jones propelled the hosts to the victory scoring 25 points. Amaya Valdemoro added 21 points, while Erika De Souza had 14 points and 8 boards in the winning case. Mudju Ngoyisa was the only player to score in double figures for Hainaut. Valencia club improved to 2-2 in Group C, whilst Union Hainaut dropped to 2-2.Ros Casares scored first four points in the game but Union Hainaut replied with the same amount of points. By the end of the first quarter, Ros Casares led 33:13, when Delisha Milton-Jones had 13 of those points and Amaya Valdemoro 12. The Spanish squad continued to dominate in the second quarter and after 16-12 in it had 48:25. Erika De Souza with a jump-shot sent the teams to the lockers. Milton made it 50:25 to open the second half and Erika De Souza scored for 60:34. Clemence Beikes's basket was the last in the quarter at 68:39. Even though the winner was known long time before the final whistle, Ros Casares hunted for three digits in the game. Ferragut made it 99:51, but could not score the second free throw. Anyway, her team was satisfied with a perfect win in the EuroLeague campaign.


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  CROATIA - Women  


Gopsic overcome AEL in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
AEL - Gospic 65:67

Gospic built an 8-point lead before the fourth term and then withheld a fierce comeback rally from AEL to secure the second win in the EuroCup preliminary round. Jelena Ivezic (184-G-84) and Lamisha Augustine (186-F-82, agency: LBM Management, college: San Jose St.) scored 14 points each to pace Gospic. Both AEL and Gospic are now tied at 2-1 record on top of Group F.
The teams traded basket in the starting frame before Gospic used a 7:0 run to jump to a 18:15 lead and then secured a 20:19 advantage at the first break. Salopek, Jelena Ivezic and Zubak stretched the gap to 7 points midway through the second frame. Natasha Lacy (178-G-85, college: UTEP) and Shyra Ely (188-F-83, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) soon squared things up at 30. However four free throws from Marija Vrsaljko (195-C-89) allowed the Croatian team to enjoy a 34:32 lead at halftime.
Marija Vrsaljko scored 6 points in the third frame and ignited a 20:14 run from the visitors that put them up by 8 points heading into the fourth quarter. AEL however were not ready to fold just yet. Shyra Ely, Natasha Lacy and Vukicevic scored six straight freebies for AEL and the hosts trailed by a single point with less than 2 minutes remaining. Gambiraza fired from downtown in the right time to stretch the margin back to 4 points. Shyra Ely and Natasha Lacy once again closed the distance to 65:66 with 5 seconds left. Jelena Ivezic dropped one free throw and gave Natasha Lacy three seconds to save the game. But a desperate three-pointer missed the mark and AEL lost the battle.
Marija Vrsaljko came up with 12 points and 12 boards for the winners. Shyra Ely answered with game-high 22 points and 7 rebounds for AEL. Natasha Lacy contributed 13 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds for the hosts.

AEL: Shyra Ely 22, Natasha Lacy 13
Gospic: Jelena Ivezic 14, Lamisha Augustine 14, Marija Vrsaljko 12+12 boards


Panionios grab the first win in EuroCup preliminary round - by Eurobasket News
Ragusa - Panionios 62:66

Panionios earned the initial win in EuroCup preliminary round Group E yesterday. They silenced Ragusa in Dubrovnik to send the hosts to the third straight defeat. Sheri Lynette Sam (183-F/G-74, agency: Ronsport, college: Vanderbilt) came up with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 7 steals for Panionios. Dafni Stavrakaki (175-G-83) contributed 16 points, while Pelagia Papamichail (189-F/C-86) added 12 points and 14 rebounds in the winning case. Jennifer Harris (178-G-84, college: Washburn) answered with 17 points for Ragusa. Emina Demirovic (186-C-85) finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Panionios got to a brave start to the game as they dominated in the first term. Sheri Lynette Sam capped the first term with back-to-back buckets to give the visitors an 18:5 lead. Ragusa found the right rhythm in the second frame. Emina Demirovic and Jennifer Harris combined for 15 points and the hosts trailed by just two points at the interval.
Ragusa then surged ahead early in the third stanza through baskets from Emina Demirovic and Matic. The teams exchanged the blows and Benic finalized the outcome at 47:46 for Gospic before the fourth quarter. Dafni Stavrakaki and Sheri Lynette Sam tipped off the fourth quarter with 5 points in a row and Panionios were back in the drivers seat. Nero and Sheri Lynette Sam soon stretched the margin to 10 points and Ragusa surrendered.

Ragusa: Jennifer Harris 17, Emina Demirovic 12+11 boards
Panionios: Sheri Lynette Sam 22, Dafni Stavrakaki 16, Pelagia Papamichail 12+14 boards


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  CYPRUS - Women  


KV Imperial AEL stumbles over the Croatian hurdle - by Nemanja Bjedov
Lamisha Augustine (186-F-82, agency: LBM Management, college: San Jose St.) and Jelena Ivezic had 14 points apiece as Gospic Croatia Osiguranje snatch a 67-65 win over KV Imperial AEL in the third game of the FIBA EuroCup Women Preliminary Round Group F on Wednesday evening at the Melford Arena in Limassol.

The visitors made 7-of-14 shots to open the contest and led 20-19 after the first quarter. They then increased their lead to seven points at 30-23 when Martina Zubak made her only basket of the game just under five minutes into the second period. However, the hosts replied instantly with a 7-0 run to level the score at 30-30 with 2:20 left to be played in the first half. Ana and Marija Vrsaljko then made two free-throws each and Milena Vukicevic responded with a lay-up as the Croatian team led 34-32 at the half-time. They then jumped out to a 9-4 lead in the third quarter and never looked back earning an unlikely victory as Linos Gavriels ladies failed to take control of the game.

Shyra-Quontae Ely led KV Imperial AEL and all the scorers with 22 points, while Natasha Lacy added 13. Biljana Pesovic finished the game with 11 points.

Marija Vrsaljko had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Gospic Croatia Osiguranje, while Martina Gambiraza came off the bench to chip in with 10.

In the fourth game the Cypriot champions take on the Italian team Cras Basket Taranto next week Thursday at the Palamazzola with the tip-off scheduled for 20:30 local time.

SOURCE: www.cybasketball.com


Gopsic overcome AEL in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
AEL - Gospic 65:67

Gospic built an 8-point lead before the fourth term and then withheld a fierce comeback rally from AEL to secure the second win in the EuroCup preliminary round. Jelena Ivezic (184-G-84) and Lamisha Augustine (186-F-82, agency: LBM Management, college: San Jose St.) scored 14 points each to pace Gospic. Both AEL and Gospic are now tied at 2-1 record on top of Group F.
The teams traded basket in the starting frame before Gospic used a 7:0 run to jump to a 18:15 lead and then secured a 20:19 advantage at the first break. Salopek, Jelena Ivezic and Zubak stretched the gap to 7 points midway through the second frame. Natasha Lacy (178-G-85, college: UTEP) and Shyra Ely (188-F-83, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) soon squared things up at 30. However four free throws from Marija Vrsaljko (195-C-89) allowed the Croatian team to enjoy a 34:32 lead at halftime.
Marija Vrsaljko scored 6 points in the third frame and ignited a 20:14 run from the visitors that put them up by 8 points heading into the fourth quarter. AEL however were not ready to fold just yet. Shyra Ely, Natasha Lacy and Vukicevic scored six straight freebies for AEL and the hosts trailed by a single point with less than 2 minutes remaining. Gambiraza fired from downtown in the right time to stretch the margin back to 4 points. Shyra Ely and Natasha Lacy once again closed the distance to 65:66 with 5 seconds left. Jelena Ivezic dropped one free throw and gave Natasha Lacy three seconds to save the game. But a desperate three-pointer missed the mark and AEL lost the battle.
Marija Vrsaljko came up with 12 points and 12 boards for the winners. Shyra Ely answered with game-high 22 points and 7 rebounds for AEL. Natasha Lacy contributed 13 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds for the hosts.

AEL: Shyra Ely 22, Natasha Lacy 13
Gospic: Jelena Ivezic 14, Lamisha Augustine 14, Marija Vrsaljko 12+12 boards


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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


Kara Trutnov snatch win in Romania - by Eurobasket News
Arad - Trutnov 88:90

Trutnov came from behind in the final term and secured a tough victory over Arad in the third round of EuroCup action in Group H. It was the second win for the Czech team and occupied the top spot in the ladder for now. Arad entered the final period ahead by a single point 64:63 but failed to hold on to the advantage. Darina Misurova (163-G-81) and Katerina Hindrakova (176-G/F-88) put the visitors in front. Arad stayed close and four points from Tiffany Brown (165-G-86, college: Georgia Southern) gave the hosts a 83:78 lead with just over three minutes remaining. However the visitors reacted with an 8:0 rally that included back-to-back trebles from Katerina Krizova (184-F-80) and Snajdrova. Darina Misurova later sank four free throws and Trutnov secured the winning outcome at the end.
The game was pretty close in the opening term as Arad led by one after ten minutes of action. Tiffany Brown and Jasmina Ilic (185-G/F-85, college: Colorado) lifted the Romanian side to a 10-point advantage in the second term but the scoreline read 45:44 for Arad at the sides change.
Katerina Krizova tallied 21 points and 7 rebounds for Trutnov. Darina Misurova added 18 points, while Katerina Hindrakova had 16 in the win. Tiffany Brown was impressive for Arad with game-high 35 points. Jasmina Ilic contributed 21 points in defeat.
Trutnov will face Arvi in Lithuania, while Arad will travel to Ibiza to take on Ibiza-PDV next.

Arad: Tiffany Brown 35, Jasmina Ilic 21
Trutnov: Katerina Krizova 21, Darina Misurova 18, Katerina Hindrakova 16


TTT Riga earned the initial win in Group B - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga - Gambrinus 69:67

TTT Riga earned the initial win in Group B as they narrowly defeated Gambrinus 69:67 in Latvian capital. Essence Carson (183-G-86, college: Rutgers) scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. Tatyana Troina (188-F/C-81, college: S.Carolina) led the charge with 24 points for the hosts. Essence Carson added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Eva Viteckova (190-F-82) replied with 14 points for Gambrinus as they suffered the second defeat in the group.
Tatyana Troina close the 5-0 run from the hosts that ran to score in the game. Even though Latvian side looked more positive in the period, Maiga tied the game at the end of the first, 20:20. Again in the second the hosts led for the whole period, but Zirkova reduced to a minimum, 38:35 at the halftime. The game was knotted at 50:50 with 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Ieva Kublina (193-C-82, college: Virginia Tech) hit a jump shot inside the arc to put TTT Riga in front. Tatyana Troina closed a 10-0 for the hosts that did not look behind until the buzzer. Although Zirkova's three tied the game at 67:67, Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga.

In another games of the group CSKA managed to come from behind and handled visiting MKB Euroleasing 81:77 in Moscow. Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballaradini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team.


TTT Riga: Tatyana Troina 24, Essence Carson 19, Ieva Kublina 11+10 rebs
Gambrinus: Eva Viteckova 14, Hana Horakova (182-F/G-79) 13



UMMC ensured the fourth straight win in Group C - by Eurobasket News
ZVVZ USK Prague - UMMC Ekaterinburg 64:94

UMMC showed they are hardly tamed by anyone in this Euroleague as they victimized USK Praha in Czech Republic 94:64. UMMC thus ensured the fourth straight win in Group C, while USK Praha slipped to 1-3 record. Asjha Jones (188-F-80, college: Connecticut) knocked down 20 points to lead UMMC. Sandrine Gruda (191-F/C-87) added 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winning team. Lindsay Whalen (173-G-82, college: Minnesota) topscored with 16 points for the home team.
The spectators were buzzing with excitement after Prague's last-second victory at rivals Gambrinus over the weekend. Their team grabbed 5:4 in the opening tip as Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78) scored with a foul. In a back-to-back period the guests managed to take 21:18 lead at the end of the first period, when Nolan made a jump-shot. Pondexter's jump shot sparked a 15-0 run for the visitors that Prague never recovered from. Sandrine Gruda finished it at 35:20 in the middle of the second quarter. Lindsay Whalen sent the teams to the lockers for 48:30 and it was hardly believed that the hosts would recover. With 25-17 UMMC finished the third period and had 73:47 at the end of it. Elhotova posted four in a row for the hosts in the last frame but they could not catch up with the winner. Le Drean mad the board to show the last numbers, 64:94 as UMMC ensured the fourth straight win in Group C.

ZVVZ USK Prague: Lindsay Whalen 16+8 rebs, Evanthia Maltsi 11
UMMC Ekaterinburg: Asjha Jones 20, Sandrine Gruda 13, Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) 12


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  FRANCE - Women  


Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign - by Eurobasket News
ESB Lille Metropole - Umana Reyer 63:81

Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballardini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team. Daliborka Jokic (185-F-81) finished with 16 points for Venezia. Lille answered with 16 points from Iziane Castro (183-G/F-82). ESB Lille Metropole remained winlees in the tournament.
Simona Ballardini (183-F-81) scored the contest's opening four points and the Italians built a 9-0 lead. Italian side could not however hold the margin and the hosts managed to reduce to 20:21 at the end of the first. Daliborka Jokic scored for 31:24 at the beginning of the second and it was her again for plus 10, 34:24. Simona Ballardini sent the teams to the lockers for 37:31 Italian advantage.
In the third quarter, Umana Reyer's undefeated season looked to be in danger when Lille not only clawed their way back but took an eight-point lead. Florence Lepron (183-G-85) gave the French side 48:40, however Simona Ballardini brought the visitors back to 54:53 at the end of the third. In the last frame there was only one team dominating the court and it was Umana Reyer. Italian favorite secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four.

ESB Lille Metropole: Iziane Castro 16, Florence Lepron 14
Umana Reyer: Simona Ballardini 27, Daliborka Jokic 16, Mery Andrade (181-F-75, college: ODU) 12+10 rebs


Fenerbahce needs overtime to beat Lattes Montpellier - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce -Lattes Montpellier 90:83 OT

Fenerbahce outscored Montpellier 90:83 is Istanbul and improved to 2-2 record in Pool D. Four quarters were not enough for the teams to find out the winner in the battle. An 11-4 in overtime brought the important victory for the Turkish side. Nevin Nevlin (196-F/C-85, college: Stanford) scored 17 points and collected 11 boards to lead Fenerbahce. Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) added 17 points for the winners. Sheana Mosch (177-G-81, college: Duke) answered with 21 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Montpellier as they remained winless at 0-4.
Tuncluer posted from the arc and then Sutton-Brown scored four in a row for 10:5 lead. The hosts looked better in the beginning as the quarter was ended at 26:20. Even though the hosts almost reached double digits in the second quarter Vierne gave her team 34:32 in the same period. The teams went to the lockers for 38:39 as the visitors were in front. Gruszczynski closed the third period at 68:64 and Montpellier started the last with 7-0 run. Pauline Krawczyk (180-F-85) with a jump-shot brought her team 71:68 and Sheana Mosch kept them in front at 73:70. Gomis sent the teams to the extra quarter with 19 seconds in the fourth with a lay-up. Nevriye Yilmaz began overtime with a lay-up, Nicole Powell tipped in Esmeral Tuncluer's miss and was fouled on the play. She converted the three-point play before Tuncluer added another lay-up for an 86:79 lead. Fenerbahce outscored Montpellier 90:83 and has now 2-2 record.

Fenerbahce: Nevin Nevlin 17, Nevriye Yilmaz 17, Powell 15
Lattes Montpellier: Sheana Mosch 21, Pauline Krawczyk 17


Halcon Avenida snapped Bourges three-game winning streak - by Eurobasket News
Halcon Avenida - Bourges Basket 77:70

Halcon Avenida snapped Bourges three-game winning streak with a 77:70 victory in Salamanca. A 22-6 in the last period was enough to surprised the French champion. The teams now appeared tied at 3-1 record in Group A. Gunta Basko (181-F-80, college: Siena) led the winners with 18 points. Michelle Snow (196-C-80, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) contributed 14 points and 12 boards in the win. Celine Dumerc (168-G-82) was unstoppable for Bourges with 25 points in the loss.
Michelle Snow made a jump-shot for the hosts as 3000 spectators gladly desired the win of the locals. Dominguez made it 8:2 as the hosts won the opening tip of the game. Manic reduced for the guests for 29:22 at the end of the first frame. Bourges came back into the game after 22-16 in the second quarter to trail only one point at the halftime. Michelle Snow sent the teams to the lockers for 45:44, Halcon Avenida.
Santos gave the French champion the lead at 51:50 in the middle of the third and then it was her again to close the period at 64:55. The game was knotted at 66:66 later in the fourth, however the hosts started an 8-0 run that left them on top 74:66. Bourges were only able to cut the deficit back to seven by the end of the game.

Halcon Avenida: Gunta Basko 18, De Mondt 14, Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) 14, Michelle Snow 14+12 rebs
Bourges Basket: Celine Dumerc 25, Endene Miyem (188-F-88) 15


Ros Casares left no chance for visiting Union Hainaut - by Eurobasket News
Ros Casares - Union Hainaut Basket 99:51

Ros Casares left no chance for visiting Union Hainaut thrashing them 99:51 in Valencia. A 32-13 in the opening quarter was more than enough to control the rest of the game. Delisha Milton-Jones (186-F-74, college: Florida) propelled the hosts to the victory scoring 25 points. Amaya Valdemoro (184-F-76) added 21 points, while Erika De Souza (197-C-82) had 14 points and 8 boards in the winning case. Mudju Ngoyisa (195-C-82) was the only player to score in double figures for Hainaut. Valencia club improved to 2-2 in Group C, whilst Union Hainaut dropped to 2-2.
Ros Casares scored first four points in the game but Union Hainaut replied with the same amount of points. By the end of the first quarter, Ros Casares led 33:13, when Delisha Milton-Jones had 13 of those points and Amaya Valdemoro 12. The Spanish squad continued to dominate in the second quarter and after 16-12 in it had 48:25. De Erika De Souza with a jump-shot sent the teams to the lockers.
Milton made it 50:25 to open the second half and Erika De Souza scored for 60:34. Clemence Beikes (179-G-83)'s basket was the last in the quarter at 68:39. Even though the winner was known long time before the final whistle, Ros Casares hunted for three digits in the game. Ferragut made it 99:51, but could not score the second free throw. Anyway, her team was satisfied with a perfect win in the EuroLeague campaign.

Ros Casares: Delisha Milton-Jones 25, Amaya Valdemoro 21, De Erika De Souza 14
Union Hainaut Basket: Mudju Ngoyisa 10, Clemence Beikes 8


Challes-Les-Eaux Basket is victorious in Romania - by Eurobasket News
SF. Gheorghe -Challes-Les-Eaux Basket 59:65

Challes-Les-Eaux Basket improved to 3-0 in Group B after the trip to Romania. SF. Gheorghe was victorious in the opening quarter, but could not stay on race with the favorite. The French team won 65:59 and looks forward for another victim. Carly Wilson (181-G-82) led the winners with 17 points. Bedu nailed 12 and Kirby Copeland (182-G-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Virginia Tech) posted 11. Ildiko Vass (178-G-78) and Erzsebet Ambrus (187-F-72) produced 16 points apiece for the Romanian side.
Kirby Copeland gave her team the first lead and Diatta tied the game at 6:6. Trailing 8:9 in the opening quarter, SF. Gheorghe closed it at 17:9. Ildiko Vass continued the run of the hosts even in the beginning of the second for 19:9. Gyurcsi could only reduce for 30:26 at the halftime.
In the third period Challes-Les-Eaux Basket became to dominate the court. Kirby Copeland brought her team 33:30 and Bedu made plus 10. Kirby Copeland's lay-up was the last for 50:39 after three quarters played. It is hardly believed that Romanian side could tie the game, however Ildiko Vass gave the chance for the hosts. She nailed three for 57:61 with 15 seconds to go. Gyurcsi and Duvivier were perfect in the end from the free throw line for the total 65:59 win.

SF. Gheorghe: Ildiko Vass 16, Erzsebet Ambrus 16
Challes-Les-Eaux Basket: Carly Wilson 17, Bedu 12, Kirby Copeland 11


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  GERMANY - Women  


DeHaven becomes an Eagle - by Moritz Korff
It took only a couple of days for the club-officials of BBV Leipzig to snatch a new playmaker after releasing Twiggy McIntyre (169-G-84, college: Kansas St.) earlier this week. Kyle DeHaven (175-G-84, college: Delaware) will now run the point for the Eagles. The graduate of the University of Delaware (NCAA Division One) comes off a short stint in Austria. The 23-year-old played for the Flying Foxes Wien. One thing is for sure: DeHaven will add a lot of energy to the Leipzig defense, as she was named 2007-08 All-CAAC Defensive Player of the Year and made the All-CAAC All-Defensive Team in 2007 and 2008. In this past season DeHaven boosted the Fightin Blue Hens with some very solid stats: 10.6 points, 5 rebounds, a NCAA Division One-high 4.6 steals and 3.6 assists per contest. Her debut in the DBBL is set for Saturday, when the Leipzig Eagles take on the Wildcats from Wolfenbuettel.

Stats Leaders - Women
DBBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Tatham, Halle 123
2 Goodwin, Saarlouis 112
3 Zberch, Herner 107
4 Paunovic, Freiburg 105
5 Danckert, Leipzig 104
6 Vogel, Donau-Ries 103
7 Thoresen, Wasser 101
8 Bar, Saarlouis 97
9 Packer, Herner 96
10 Teilane, Wolfenb 96
Rebounds Per Game
1 Keith, Chemnitz 64
2 Danckert, Leipzig 57
3 Teilane, Wolfenb 57
4 Zberch, Herner 57
5 Vogel, Donau-Ries 56
6 Broring, Donau-Ries 52
7 Fertitta, Chemnitz 51
8 Gemo, Wolfenbttel 50
9 Foster, Freiburg 48
10 Ernest, Oberhau 47
Assists Per Game
1 Rego, Halle 32
2 Bar, Saarlouis 23
3 Beck, Goettingen 23
4 Mersch, Oberhau 23
5 Comtesse, Saarlouis 21
6 Skuballa, Marburg 21
7 Pop, Wasserburg 20
8 Broring, Donau-Ries 19
9 Ozen, Marburg 19
10 Davidson, Marburg 18
Steals Per Game
1 Drozd, Herner 18
2 Diaz, Leipzig 17
3 Tatham, Halle 16
4 Thoresen, Wasserb 16
5 Bar, Saarlouis 15
6 Mersch, Oberh 15
7 Austmann, Oberh 14
8 Danckert, Leipzig 14
9 Manakova, Saarl 14
10 Broring, Donau-R 13
Blocks Per Game
1 Teilane, Wolfenb 18
2 Bar, Saarlouis 10
3 Danckert, Leipzig 10
4 Gemo, Wolfenbttel 7
5 Beck, Goettingen 5
6 Diaz, Leipzig 5
7 Ernest, Oberhausen 5
8 Rajecka, Goettingen 5
9 Barker, Oberhausen 4
10 Foster, Freiburg 4


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  GREECE - Women  


Panionios grab the first win in EuroCup preliminary round - by Eurobasket News
Ragusa - Panionios 62:66

Panionios earned the initial win in EuroCup preliminary round Group E yesterday. They silenced Ragusa in Dubrovnik to send the hosts to the third straight defeat. Sheri Lynette Sam (183-F/G-74, agency: Ronsport, college: Vanderbilt) came up with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 7 steals for Panionios. Dafni Stavrakaki (175-G-83) contributed 16 points, while Pelagia Papamichail (189-F/C-86) added 12 points and 14 rebounds in the winning case. Jennifer Harris (178-G-84, college: Washburn) answered with 17 points for Ragusa. Emina Demirovic (186-C-85) finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Panionios got to a brave start to the game as they dominated in the first term. Sheri Lynette Sam capped the first term with back-to-back buckets to give the visitors an 18:5 lead. Ragusa found the right rhythm in the second frame. Emina Demirovic and Jennifer Harris combined for 15 points and the hosts trailed by just two points at the interval.
Ragusa then surged ahead early in the third stanza through baskets from Emina Demirovic and Matic. The teams exchanged the blows and Benic finalized the outcome at 47:46 for Gospic before the fourth quarter. Dafni Stavrakaki and Sheri Lynette Sam tipped off the fourth quarter with 5 points in a row and Panionios were back in the drivers seat. Nero and Sheri Lynette Sam soon stretched the margin to 10 points and Ragusa surrendered.

Ragusa: Jennifer Harris 17, Emina Demirovic 12+11 boards
Panionios: Sheri Lynette Sam 22, Dafni Stavrakaki 16, Pelagia Papamichail 12+14 boards


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  HUNGARY - Women  


CSKA handled visiting MKB Euroleasing in Moscow - by Eurobasket News
CSKA Moscow - MKB Euroleasing 81:77

CSKA trailed early in the fourth term but managed to come from behind and handled visiting MKB Euroleasing 81:77 in Moscow. Ann Wauters (194-C-80) was impressive with 26 points and 11 boards in the win. Ilona Korstine (183-G-80) registered 15 points for CSKA as they climbed to 3-1 record in Group B. Kathleen Macleod (167-G-86) posted 22 points for the Hungarian team. Wednesday's victory improved the Russian giants to the top position in Group B while dropping Sopron to 2-2.
Mc Carville brought the Russian team the first points from the lay-up. CSKA domianted the court in the opening period and had 8-points advantage at the end of it. Korstin closed the period at 26:18 for the hosts. Rebecca Khammon (168-G-77, college: Colorado St.) made the biggest lead in the game for CSKA giving them 35:20. Ann Wauters held the same difference at 40:25 with 3.46 in the second.
MKB Euroleasing was too far to give up and started to climb up in the third period. Kathleen Macleod tied the game at 45:45 in the middle of the third quarter and then Jelena Milovanovic (191-F/C-89) tasted the lead with her team at 50:51. She drilled another jump shot at the start of the final period to put Sopron into a 62:57 advantage. The game remained tough until the end of the last quarter when Ann Wauters scored four points in a row. Kathleen Macleod was the last to score in the game for 81:77.

CSKA Moscow: Ann Wauters 26+11 rbs, Ilona Korstine 15, Mc Carville 13, Rebecca Khammon 13
MKB Euroleasing: Kathleen Macleod 22, Jelena Milovanovic 13


MiZo Pecs steal a victory from Orenburg - by Eurobasket News
Nadezhda - MiZo Pecs 2010 46:58

Nadezhda looked somehow hopeless as they faced MiZo Pecs in Orenburg. The Hungarian team dominated and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory behind 16 points and 7 steals from Dalma Ivanyi (178-G-76, college: Florida Intern.). Anna Vajda (191-F/C-84) scored 15 points for the winners. Nadezhda answered with 10 points and 10 rebounds from Anastasiya Veremeenko (192-F/C-87). The last period was decisive in the game when the guests limited the hosts to 6 points in the quarter. Nadezhda lost four games in a row in Group A while MiZo improved to 2-2.
Garcia scored first two for the local team as 2500 hoped for an initial positive result in the International arena. Russian team played well in the first period and won it 16:11. MiZo Pecs reduced the gap in the second quarter and even took a lead entering the second half. Hungarian squad enjoyed 27:26 after 20 minutes of the game. The guests had 39:34 lead with four minutes remaining in the third quarter but Nadezhda replied with a 6-0 run. Dalma Ivanyi pulled her team to a minimum advantage entering the last quarter. Burik's shot from the arc made the score 48:45 but another 6-0 from the visitors saw them far from the hosts. The Hungarian team dominated the court and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory.

Nadezhda: Anastasiya Veremeenko 10+10 rebs, Shameka Christon (186-G/F-82, college: Arkansas) 8
MiZo Pecs 2010: Dalma Ivanyi 16+7 steals, Anna Vajda 15, Graziane Coelho (192-C-83) 8


Neuchatel sneak past Foton - by Eurobasket News
Neuchatel - Foton 74:68

Swiss Neuchatel celebrated a tough victory over visiting Foton in the EuroCup preliminary round yesterday. It was the second win for Neuchatel in three games, while Foton lost the third straight. The Swiss champions dominated right from the start and entered the fourth quarter comfortably leading by 16 points. But a fierce attempts from Foton to save the day gave the hosts some questions to answer in the crunch time.
The hosts looked solid in the starting period as Cameo Hicks (178-G-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Washington) paced them to a 22:16 advantage. The tempo slowed down a bit in the second quarter and the teams traded baskets with Foton however unable to come any closer. Neuchatel in the meantime succeeded in extending the lead to 9 points. The one-way traffic resumed in the third stanza as the Swiss powerhouse deepened the damage and led by as many as 16 points. Anna Keller (189-C-77) stepped up for Foton in the fourth frame and allowed the visitors to come back within a striking distance. Nevertheless Neuchatel kept it cool in the dying minutes and pulled away with a difficult victory. Cameo Hicks poured in 19 points to lead the charge. Caroline Turin (172-F-87) knocked down 15 points, while Nina Crelot (170-G/F-87) finished with 12 in the win. Anna Keller responded with 16 points for Foton. Hajdana Radunovic (192-F/C-78) nailed 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the losing case.
Neuchatel will face Szeged at home, while Foton will host Solna in the next round.

Neuchatel: Cameo Hicks 19, Caroline Turin 15, Nina Crelot 12
Foton: Anna Keller 16, Hajdana Radunovic 14


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  ISRAEL - Women  


Round 3 first team - by Gil Goshen



Round 3 MVP Tamara James

Ramat Hen's forward showed a lot of determination and aggressiveness on her way to 27 points, most of them really not pretty but they got the job done. She reached the free throw line 17 times and added 9 rebounds in Ramat Hen's key win in Hertzeliya.

Round 3 First Team
Erin Phillips - played 25 minutes, and had triple double in league history with 14 points, 11 assists and 10 steals in the easy win over Tel Kabir.

Matalya Belvin - Belvin, who was questionable for the game after suffering an injury over the weekend, didn't get off to a good start in the 1st half but exploded in the 2nd. She finished with 15 points on good shooting and did a good job pressuring Raanana Hertzeliya's ball handlers.

Tamara James - Played nearly 40 minutes and had 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Ramat Hen.

Jennifer Humphrey - Ashdod's center had an efficient game with 16 points (5/9 FGsm 6/6 FTs) and 12 rebounds in a win over Natanya.

Katia Levitzky - Was the lone bright spot in Raanana Hertzeliya's loss to Ramat Hen with 3 for 3 from beyond the arc on her way to 13 points and 6 rebounds in just 22 minutes. Why she was on the bench for so long in the 4th is beyond us.


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Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign - by Eurobasket News
ESB Lille Metropole - Umana Reyer 63:81

Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballardini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team. Daliborka Jokic (185-F-81) finished with 16 points for Venezia. Lille answered with 16 points from Iziane Castro (183-G/F-82). ESB Lille Metropole remained winlees in the tournament.
Simona Ballardini (183-F-81) scored the contest's opening four points and the Italians built a 9-0 lead. Italian side could not however hold the margin and the hosts managed to reduce to 20:21 at the end of the first. Daliborka Jokic scored for 31:24 at the beginning of the second and it was her again for plus 10, 34:24. Simona Ballardini sent the teams to the lockers for 37:31 Italian advantage.
In the third quarter, Umana Reyer's undefeated season looked to be in danger when Lille not only clawed their way back but took an eight-point lead. Florence Lepron (183-G-85) gave the French side 48:40, however Simona Ballardini brought the visitors back to 54:53 at the end of the third. In the last frame there was only one team dominating the court and it was Umana Reyer. Italian favorite secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four.

ESB Lille Metropole: Iziane Castro 16, Florence Lepron 14
Umana Reyer: Simona Ballardini 27, Daliborka Jokic 16, Mery Andrade (181-F-75, college: ODU) 12+10 rebs


Lavezzini Basket top Group I of EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
Zeljeznicar - Lavezzini 71:88

Lavezzini Basket earned the second win in three games of the EuroCup preliminary round in Group I. Yesterday the Italian team held off Zeljeznicar in Sarajevo to jump on top of the pool. Daliborka Vilipic (196-C-75) was pivotal with 22 points and 17 rebounds for the visitors. Laura Summerton (191-C-83) contributed 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Natasa Mikic (181-G-84) answered with 18 points in defeat. Sasa Cado (180-G-89) had 17 points as Zeljeznicar fell to 0-3 record.
Zara knocked down two trebles early in the encounter and Lavezzini grabbed an early 13:5 lead. The visitors maintained the lead and Jennifer Screen (180-G-82) sealed the first frame outcome at 28:22 for Lavezzini. The Italian team opened the second period on a 10:1 rally and ran off. Zeljeznicar failed to deny the deficit and trailed by 13 points at halftime. Daliborka Vilipic tipped off the second half with back-to-back jump shots and Lavezzini enjoyed a 57:40 advantage at the moment. The visiting team cruised comfortably and piled up a 73:55 lead before the final quarter. All Zeljeznicar could do was to win the fourth term but it was far from enough to spark the intrigue.
Lavezzini won the battle on the glass 41:25 and forced the hosts to 19 turnovers. Zeljeznicar will next take on Ravenna on the road, while Lavezzini will travel to Latvia to take on Cesis.

Zeljeznicar: Natasa Mikic 18, Sasa Cado 17
Lavezzini: Daliborka Vilipic 22+17 boards, Laura Summerton 22, Jennifer Screen 13


Langhorne pulls TEO over Beretta Famila - by Eurobasket News
TEO Vilnius - Beretta Famila 69:43

TEO Vilnius used the support of the home crowd to rally past Familia Schio 69:43. The win marked a 3-1 record for the Lithuanian team and they remained among the leaders in the pool. Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) scored 20 points for TEO. Lindsay Wilson contributed 17 points in the winning clause. Nicole Antibe (187-C/F-74) was the best for Schio with 14 points. TEO Vilnius is with three teams boasting 3-1 records and Italian side has 1-3.
TEO Vilnius started with 7-0 run as Streimikyte closed it with a jump-shot. Lithuanian team looked very optimistic in the court and dominated it in the first period. Laura Macchi (187-F-79) could only reduce for 20:9 at the end of the frame. TEO then lowered the boom at the beginning of the second quarter with an 8-0 run to seize a 28:9 stranglehold on proceedings. With 26-7 in the period Petronyte gave his team 46:14, however Federica Ciampoli (190-F/C-80) closed the half at 46:16.
Beretta Famila had lots of difficulties in the offensive side. Federica Ciampoli marked 20 for her team only in the beginning of the third. Laura Macchi made a lay-up for 60:28 after 30 minutes in the game. The game was done for the hosts that did not try hard in the end of it. Italian side produced 15-9 in the last quarter to set up 69:43. The win marked a 3-1 record for the Lithuanian team and they remained among the leaders in the pool.

TEO Vilnius: Crystal Langhorne 20, Wilson 17, Daina Staugaitiene (182-G-80, college: Liberty) 9
Beretta Famila: Nicole Antibe 14, Laura Macchi 6


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TTT Riga earned the initial win in Group B - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga - Gambrinus 69:67

TTT Riga earned the initial win in Group B as they narrowly defeated Gambrinus 69:67 in Latvian capital. Essence Carson (183-G-86, college: Rutgers) scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. Tatyana Troina (188-F/C-81, college: S.Carolina) led the charge with 24 points for the hosts. Essence Carson added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Eva Viteckova (190-F-82) replied with 14 points for Gambrinus as they suffered the second defeat in the group.
Tatyana Troina close the 5-0 run from the hosts that ran to score in the game. Even though Latvian side looked more positive in the period, Maiga tied the game at the end of the first, 20:20. Again in the second the hosts led for the whole period, but Zirkova reduced to a minimum, 38:35 at the halftime. The game was knotted at 50:50 with 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Ieva Kublina (193-C-82, college: Virginia Tech) hit a jump shot inside the arc to put TTT Riga in front. Tatyana Troina closed a 10-0 for the hosts that did not look behind until the buzzer. Although Zirkova's three tied the game at 67:67, Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga.

In another games of the group CSKA managed to come from behind and handled visiting MKB Euroleasing 81:77 in Moscow. Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballaradini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team.


TTT Riga: Tatyana Troina 24, Essence Carson 19, Ieva Kublina 11+10 rebs
Gambrinus: Eva Viteckova 14, Hana Horakova (182-F/G-79) 13



Jansone came to Latvia as a guest - by Eurobasket News
Gunta Basko (181-F-80, college: Siena) and her Halcon Avenida snapped Bourges three-game winning streak with a 77:70 victory in Salamanca. A 22-6 in the last period was enough to surprised the French champion. The teams now appeared tied at 3-1 record in Group A. Gunta Basko led the winners with 18 points. Michelle Snow contributed 14 points and 12 boards in the win. Celine Dumerc was unstoppable for Bourges with 25 points in the loss. Michelle Snow made a jump-shot for the hosts as 3000 spectators gladly desired the win of the locals. Dominguez made it 8:2 as the hosts won the opening tip of the game. Manic reduced for the guests for 29:22 at the end of the first frame. Bourges came back into the game after 22-16 in the second quarter to trail only one point at the halftime. Michelle Snow sent the teams to the lockers for 45:44, Halcon Avenida.Santos gave the French champion the lead at 51:50 in the middle of the third and then it was her again to close the period at 64:55. The game was knotted at 66:66 later in the fourth, however the hosts started an 8-0 run that left them on top 74:66. Bourges were only able to cut the deficit back to seven by the end of the game.
Zane Tamane (196-C-83, college: W.Illinois) collected 6 points and 6 rebounds for Nadezhda that looked somehow hopeless as they faced MiZo Pecs in Orenburg. The Hungarian team dominated and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory behind 16 points and 7 steals from Dalma Ivanyi. Anna Vajda scored 15 points for the winners. Nadezhda answered with 10 points and 10 rebounds from Anastasiya Veremeenko. The last period was decisive in the game when the guests limited the hosts to 6 points in the quarter. Nadezhda lost four games in a row in Group A while MiZo improved to 2-2.Garcia scored first two for the local team as 2500 hoped for an initial positive result in the International arena. Russian team played well in the first period and won it 16:11. MiZo Pecs reduced the gap in the second quarter and even took a lead entering the second half. Hungarian squad enjoyed 27:26 after 20 minutes of the game. The guests had 39:34 lead with four minutes remaining in the third quarter but Nadezhda replied with a 6-0 run. Dalma Ivanyi pulled her team to a minimum advantage entering the last quarter. Burik's shot from the arc made the score 48:45 but another 6-0 from the visitors saw them far from the hosts. The Hungarian team dominated the court and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory.
Liene Jansone (192-F/C-81, college: Siena) came to Latvia as a guest with her team from Czech Republic. TTT Riga earned the initial win in Group B as they narrowly defeated Gambrinus 69:67 in Latvian capital. Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. Tatyana Troina led the charge with 24 points for the hosts. Essence Carson added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Eva Viteckova replied with 14 points for Gambrinus as they suffered the second defeat in the group and Liene Jansone had 3 boards for 6 minutes in the court. Tatyana Troina close the 5-0 run from the hosts that ran to score in the game. Even though Latvian side looked more positive in the period, Maiga tied the game at the end of the first, 20:20. Again in the second the hosts led for the whole period, but Zirkova reduced to a minimum, 38:35 at the halftime. The game was knotted at 50:50 with 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Ieva Kublina hit a jump shot inside the arc to put TTT Riga in front. Tatyana Troina closed a 10-0 for the hosts that did not look behind until the buzzer. Although Zirkova's three tied the game at 67:67, Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga.


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Langhorne pulls TEO over Beretta Famila - by Eurobasket News
TEO Vilnius - Beretta Famila 69:43

TEO Vilnius used the support of the home crowd to rally past Familia Schio 69:43. The win marked a 3-1 record for the Lithuanian team and they remained among the leaders in the pool. Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) scored 20 points for TEO. Lindsay Wilson contributed 17 points in the winning clause. Nicole Antibe (187-C/F-74) was the best for Schio with 14 points. TEO Vilnius is with three teams boasting 3-1 records and Italian side has 1-3.
TEO Vilnius started with 7-0 run as Streimikyte closed it with a jump-shot. Lithuanian team looked very optimistic in the court and dominated it in the first period. Laura Macchi (187-F-79) could only reduce for 20:9 at the end of the frame. TEO then lowered the boom at the beginning of the second quarter with an 8-0 run to seize a 28:9 stranglehold on proceedings. With 26-7 in the period Petronyte gave his team 46:14, however Federica Ciampoli (190-F/C-80) closed the half at 46:16.
Beretta Famila had lots of difficulties in the offensive side. Federica Ciampoli marked 20 for her team only in the beginning of the third. Laura Macchi made a lay-up for 60:28 after 30 minutes in the game. The game was done for the hosts that did not try hard in the end of it. Italian side produced 15-9 in the last quarter to set up 69:43. The win marked a 3-1 record for the Lithuanian team and they remained among the leaders in the pool.

TEO Vilnius: Crystal Langhorne 20, Wilson 17, Daina Staugaitiene (182-G-80, college: Liberty) 9
Beretta Famila: Nicole Antibe 14, Laura Macchi 6


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  MALI - Women  


Maiga starts with Gambrinus - by Eurobasket News
Hamchetou Maiga (184-G/F-78, college: ODU) and her Gambrinus in Czech Republic played already 4 games in Euroleague campaign. Last night TTT Riga earned the initial win in Group B as they narrowly defeated Gambrinus 69:67 in Latvian capital. Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. Tatyana Troina led the charge with 24 points for the hosts. Essence Carson added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Eva Viteckova replied with 14 points for Gambrinus as they suffered the second defeat in the group. Hamchetou Maiga posted 4 points, made 2 assists and 2 steals. Tatyana Troina close the 5-0 run from the hosts that ran to score in the game. Even though Latvian side looked more positive in the period, Hamchetou Maiga tied the game at the end of the first, 20:20. Again in the second the hosts led for the whole period, but Zirkova reduced to a minimum, 38:35 at the halftime. The game was knotted at 50:50 with 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Ieva Kublina hit a jump shot inside the arc to put TTT Riga in front. Tatyana Troina closed a 10-0 for the hosts that did not look behind until the buzzer. Although Zirkova's three tied the game at 67:67, Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. In another games of the group CSKA managed to come from behind and handled visiting MKB Euroleasing 81:77 in Moscow. Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballaradini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team.
Hamchetou Maiga scored 4 points also in the latest game of the local League. Marketa Bednarova hit a go-ahead three-pointer with just a second left in regulation to lift USK Praha to a narrow win over their arch-rivals Gambrinus in Round 7 of ZBL. USK Praha thus used the victory to leapfrog the defending champions in the standings. USK Praha are now at the helm at 7-0 record, while Gambrinus remained at the second spot at 6-1. The lead changed hands throughout the opening term before Michaela Ferancikova and Evanthia Maltsi ignited a 10:2 run that put USK Praha ahead by 9 points. Zuzana Zirkova however quickly denied the deficit early in the second frame. The teams continued to stay close and Lindsay Whalen's jumper gave USK Praha a 31:28 lead at halftime.
Gambrinus woke up in the third term. They tipped off the quarter on a 10:0 surge and built a 38:31 advantage midway through the term. Timea Beres and Tamika Whitmore kept the hosts in front and the Brno outfit secured a 47:45 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Hana Horakova and Zuzana Zirkova gave the home team a 6-point lead however Michaela Ferancikova kept USK Praha at striking distance. Tamika Whitmore came up with key points midway through the term that allowed Gambrinus to grab a 7-point advantage. But USK Praha recovered when Marketa Bednarova hit from beyond the arc and then Evanthia Maltsi and Lindsay Whalen added back-to-back jumpers to make it 67:68 with 37 seconds remaining. Tamika Whitmore missed a jumper and Marketa Bednarova took the floor in the dying seconds to win it for the visitors.


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  MONTENEGRO - Women  


Vujovic is victorious abroad - by Eurobasket News
Aleksandra Vujovic (182-G-80, agency: LBM Management) netted 3 points for her Umana Reyer that secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballardini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team. Simona Ballardini scored the contest's opening four points and the Italians built a 9-0 lead. Italian side could not however hold the margin and the hosts managed to reduce to 20:21 at the end of the first. Daliborka Jokic scored for 31:24 at the beginning of the second and it was her again for plus 10, 34:24. Simona Ballardini sent the teams to the lockers for 37:31 Italian advantage. In the third quarter, Umana Reyer's undefeated season looked to be in danger when Lille not only clawed their way back but took an eight-point lead. Florence Lepron gave the French side 48:40, however Simona Ballardini brought the visitors back to 54:53 at the end of the third. In the last frame there was only one team dominating the court and it was Umana Reyer. Italian favorite secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four.
Before that Italian team won the opener of EuroLeague Women in Czech Republic. Gambrinus Sika Brno tried to recover after 16-24 in the opening quarter but allowed Italian team to celebrate 77:68 win. Aleksandra Vujovic scored 8 points and made 2 rebounds. Giorgia Sottana opened the game for the visitors as they started to take control of the game. Jokic made it 16:9 and then Jenifer Nadalin closed the first at 24:16. The hosts did not panic and took the lead in the second quarter. Eva Viteckova nailed a three for 31:29 while Horakova added two more for the run. Simona Ballardini tied the game before the teams went to the lockers for 38:38. Umana Reyer Venezia trailed 40:38 a minute into the second half but outscored their hosts 19-6 over the next nine minutes for a 57:46 lead. Kulichova finished the third period at 48:57 with a jump-shot. Fegyverneky brought the hosts back to the game at 66:69 with 2 minutes to go and kept their chances alive. Umana Reyer Venezia however finished the night with 8-2 run to seal the win in the opener.
Umana Reyer edged MKB Euroleasing 70:59 in Venice to reach 2-0 record in the Qualifying Round of Euroleague.Kathleen Macleod did not mind to score first for the guests that came to Italy for the win. MKB Euroleasing controlled the first period and won it 19:16. Ballardini and her Italian team had another opinion as for the winner and tied the game at 24:24. Honti however led her team to the lockers for 35:41. Umana Reyer came back from the lockers being another team. At first the hosts produced 17-9 in the third period for 52:50 advantage. Kathleen Macleod's basket cut Umana Reyer's lead to 60:59 proved to be the last points of the game for the Hungarian side. Umana Reyer outscored them 10-0 the rest of the way, keeping the opponents scoreless. Sottana made a free throw for 70:59 at the end of the game. Umana Reyer edged MKB Euroleasing 70:59 to reach 2-0 record and sent them at 1-1. Aleksandra Vujovic posted 5 points for the winners.
Italian Umana Reyer became a leader of Group B after a home win over TTT Riga in Venice. Umana Reyer overcame the Latvian team in Round 3 74:65. TTT Riga did not taste the victory so far but started with four consecutive points in the game. Tatyana Troina made it 12:3 as her team won the opening tip of the game. Essence Carson with a jump shot brought her team 25:20 after the opening quarter. Italian Umana Reyer created an 8-0 run to have 28:25 in the beginning of the second. Latvian side however remained in front in the end of the second period as they finished with 5-0 run. Kublina sent the teams to the lockers for 42:37.The third period was decisive in the game as the hosts looked very good. Vanessa Hayden-Johnson tied the game first at 44:44 and then 13-0 run lifted them up to 57:44. Essence Carson closed the period at 57:50 at the end of the third stanza. It was her again to reduce to 57:55 but then the hosts took a control of the remainder. Aleksandra Vujovic netted 2 points and made 2 boards for the winners.


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  POLAND - Women  


Wisla continued to dominate in Group A - by Eurobasket News
Wisla Can-Pack - Besiktas Cola Turka 75:45

Wisla continued to dominate in Group A as they thumped Besiktas 75:45 last night. A 27-12 in the second quarter was too much for the Turkish team that did not recover. Chamique Holdsclaw (188-F-77, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) stepped up with 17 points to pace the Polish powerhouse. Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82) scored 14 points in the winning case. Laura Harper (193-F/C-86, college: Maryland) answered with 26 points and 11 boards for Besiktas as they dropped the third game. Wisla improved to 3-1 in Group A while Besiktas fell to 1-3.
Besiktas Cola Turka scored first six points in the game as they did not mind playing abroad. Wisla Can-Pack woke up immediately and could win the opening quarter 16:14. The Polish team scored 21 consecutive points over a six-minute stretch of the second quarter. After 27-12 in the period the the score was 43:26 at the halftime.
The third period became more defensive as the teams posted 21 points together. Sladana Maksimovic (193-C-84) made a jump-shot in the end of the period for 53:37. Jelena Skerovic (172-G-80) entered the last stanza with a steal and then nailed a three for the hosts that started to celebrate at that time. Gburczyk set up the final, 75:45 as Wisla continued to dominate in Group A.

Wisla Can-Pack: Chamique Holdsclaw 17, Ewelina Kobryn 14, Jelena Skerovic 11, Sladana Maksimovic 11
Besiktas Cola Turka: Laura Harper 26+11 rebs, Alexis Hornbuckle (180-G-85, college: Tennessee) 10


Dynamo Moscow is perfect in Group A of EuroCup Women - by Eurobasket News
AZS Gorzow -Dynamo Moscow 64:93

Dynamo Moscow is perfect in Group A of EuroCup Women even after the trip to Poland. AZS Gorzow could not stay on race with the favorite and lost 64:93. Australian Belinda Snell (181-F-81) led the winners with 23 points. Marina Kuzina (195-C-85) netted 15, while Jannell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) collected 14 points and 12 rebounds. Lindsay Taylor (203-C-81, college: UCSB) ended up with 18 points, whilst Katerina Zohnova (179-F-84, agency: Promotex) added 14.
Marina Kuzina scored far from behind to give Dynamo the lead in the game. Dynamo finished the first quarter with a 29:23 advantage and then had a vice-like grip on the contest by half-time after outscoring the Polish outfit 26-9 in the second frame. Jekabsone-Zogota brought the favorites 55:32 at the halftime.
AZS Gorzow seemed to recover a bit in the third period as the team produced 19-15 in it. Zurowska made a free throw for 51:70 after 30 minutes of the game. Jannell Burse nailed a jump-shot for 72:51 and Zakalyuzhnaya made 76:53. Honestly the teams were killing the time after as Dynamo did not think of slowing down. After 23-13 in the fourth period Dynamo won 93:64 and improved to 3-0 in Group A. Another game is scheduled for tonight in the group.

AZS Gorzow: Lindsay Taylor 18, Katerina Zohnova 14
Dynamo Moscow: Belinda Snell 23, Marina Kuzina 15, Jannell Burse 14+12 rebs


!!We believe in ourselves, we believe in you!! - by Maciej Schwarz
'We believe in ourselves, we believe in you'- Lotos PKO BP Gdynia fans were holding this sign before the 3rd round Euroleague game tonight. After 2 straight lost games against Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut in the Euroleague and Finepharm AZS KK Jelenia Gora in Polish League, some of fans were really dissapointed, but true fans were still there, waiting for the 1st win in the Euroleague. And Gdynia's fans dreams come true, when after very emotional game home team won against ZVVZ USK Praha 79-76 (21-17, 22-29, 16-10, 20-20). The game was tight at most times and 50 sec to go, Lotos was leading by one. Only 17 sec to go, Alana Beard (180-G/F-82, college: Duke) was fouled and set the score at 79-76. The american player and Ivana Matovic (197-C-83) gave great effort tonight making 21 nad 27 points respectively, but real silent hero was Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86), who was fighting fantastic in defense and working on boards giving 15 rebounds (7off/8def). For Prague, the best player was Constance Jinks (170-G-81, college: UNLV), who finished game with 30 points.

In Jacek Winnicki's side few changes are expected. Tonight two players did not show up on the roster - Michelle Maslowski and Jennifer Fleischer.


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Kara Trutnov snatch win in Romania - by Eurobasket News
Arad - Trutnov 88:90

Trutnov came from behind in the final term and secured a tough victory over Arad in the third round of EuroCup action in Group H. It was the second win for the Czech team and occupied the top spot in the ladder for now. Arad entered the final period ahead by a single point 64:63 but failed to hold on to the advantage. Darina Misurova (163-G-81) and Katerina Hindrakova (176-G/F-88) put the visitors in front. Arad stayed close and four points from Tiffany Brown (165-G-86, college: Georgia Southern) gave the hosts a 83:78 lead with just over three minutes remaining. However the visitors reacted with an 8:0 rally that included back-to-back trebles from Katerina Krizova (184-F-80) and Snajdrova. Darina Misurova later sank four free throws and Trutnov secured the winning outcome at the end.
The game was pretty close in the opening term as Arad led by one after ten minutes of action. Tiffany Brown and Jasmina Ilic (185-G/F-85, college: Colorado) lifted the Romanian side to a 10-point advantage in the second term but the scoreline read 45:44 for Arad at the sides change.
Katerina Krizova tallied 21 points and 7 rebounds for Trutnov. Darina Misurova added 18 points, while Katerina Hindrakova had 16 in the win. Tiffany Brown was impressive for Arad with game-high 35 points. Jasmina Ilic contributed 21 points in defeat.
Trutnov will face Arvi in Lithuania, while Arad will travel to Ibiza to take on Ibiza-PDV next.

Arad: Tiffany Brown 35, Jasmina Ilic 21
Trutnov: Katerina Krizova 21, Darina Misurova 18, Katerina Hindrakova 16


Challes-Les-Eaux Basket is victorious in Romania - by Eurobasket News
SF. Gheorghe -Challes-Les-Eaux Basket 59:65

Challes-Les-Eaux Basket improved to 3-0 in Group B after the trip to Romania. SF. Gheorghe was victorious in the opening quarter, but could not stay on race with the favorite. The French team won 65:59 and looks forward for another victim. Carly Wilson (181-G-82) led the winners with 17 points. Bedu nailed 12 and Kirby Copeland (182-G-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Virginia Tech) posted 11. Ildiko Vass (178-G-78) and Erzsebet Ambrus (187-F-72) produced 16 points apiece for the Romanian side.
Kirby Copeland gave her team the first lead and Diatta tied the game at 6:6. Trailing 8:9 in the opening quarter, SF. Gheorghe closed it at 17:9. Ildiko Vass continued the run of the hosts even in the beginning of the second for 19:9. Gyurcsi could only reduce for 30:26 at the halftime.
In the third period Challes-Les-Eaux Basket became to dominate the court. Kirby Copeland brought her team 33:30 and Bedu made plus 10. Kirby Copeland's lay-up was the last for 50:39 after three quarters played. It is hardly believed that Romanian side could tie the game, however Ildiko Vass gave the chance for the hosts. She nailed three for 57:61 with 15 seconds to go. Gyurcsi and Duvivier were perfect in the end from the free throw line for the total 65:59 win.

SF. Gheorghe: Ildiko Vass 16, Erzsebet Ambrus 16
Challes-Les-Eaux Basket: Carly Wilson 17, Bedu 12, Kirby Copeland 11


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UMMC ensured the fourth straight win in Group C - by Eurobasket News
ZVVZ USK Prague - UMMC Ekaterinburg 64:94

UMMC showed they are hardly tamed by anyone in this Euroleague as they victimized USK Praha in Czech Republic 94:64. UMMC thus ensured the fourth straight win in Group C, while USK Praha slipped to 1-3 record. Asjha Jones (188-F-80, college: Connecticut) knocked down 20 points to lead UMMC. Sandrine Gruda (191-F/C-87) added 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winning team. Lindsay Whalen (173-G-82, college: Minnesota) topscored with 16 points for the home team.
The spectators were buzzing with excitement after Prague's last-second victory at rivals Gambrinus over the weekend. Their team grabbed 5:4 in the opening tip as Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78) scored with a foul. In a back-to-back period the guests managed to take 21:18 lead at the end of the first period, when Nolan made a jump-shot. Pondexter's jump shot sparked a 15-0 run for the visitors that Prague never recovered from. Sandrine Gruda finished it at 35:20 in the middle of the second quarter. Lindsay Whalen sent the teams to the lockers for 48:30 and it was hardly believed that the hosts would recover. With 25-17 UMMC finished the third period and had 73:47 at the end of it. Elhotova posted four in a row for the hosts in the last frame but they could not catch up with the winner. Le Drean mad the board to show the last numbers, 64:94 as UMMC ensured the fourth straight win in Group C.

ZVVZ USK Prague: Lindsay Whalen 16+8 rebs, Evanthia Maltsi 11
UMMC Ekaterinburg: Asjha Jones 20, Sandrine Gruda 13, Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) 12


Dynamo Moscow is perfect in Group A of EuroCup Women - by Eurobasket News
AZS Gorzow -Dynamo Moscow 64:93

Dynamo Moscow is perfect in Group A of EuroCup Women even after the trip to Poland. AZS Gorzow could not stay on race with the favorite and lost 64:93. Australian Belinda Snell (181-F-81) led the winners with 23 points. Marina Kuzina (195-C-85) netted 15, while Jannell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) collected 14 points and 12 rebounds. Lindsay Taylor (203-C-81, college: UCSB) ended up with 18 points, whilst Katerina Zohnova (179-F-84, agency: Promotex) added 14.
Marina Kuzina scored far from behind to give Dynamo the lead in the game. Dynamo finished the first quarter with a 29:23 advantage and then had a vice-like grip on the contest by half-time after outscoring the Polish outfit 26-9 in the second frame. Jekabsone-Zogota brought the favorites 55:32 at the halftime.
AZS Gorzow seemed to recover a bit in the third period as the team produced 19-15 in it. Zurowska made a free throw for 51:70 after 30 minutes of the game. Jannell Burse nailed a jump-shot for 72:51 and Zakalyuzhnaya made 76:53. Honestly the teams were killing the time after as Dynamo did not think of slowing down. After 23-13 in the fourth period Dynamo won 93:64 and improved to 3-0 in Group A. Another game is scheduled for tonight in the group.

AZS Gorzow: Lindsay Taylor 18, Katerina Zohnova 14
Dynamo Moscow: Belinda Snell 23, Marina Kuzina 15, Jannell Burse 14+12 rebs


Spartak Moscow Region handed Broker Kosice the first loss - by Eurobasket News
Broker Kosice -Spartak 75:89

Spartak Moscow Region overcame Maxima Broker Kosice 89:75 in Slovakia in the battle of Group D leaders. It was also the first defeat for Stefan Svitek team in the Euroleague season. Diana Taurasi (182-G-82, college: Connecticut) nailed 25 points to lead the visitors. Sylvia Fowles (198-C-85, college: LSU) added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Sidney Spencer (191-F-85, college: Tennessee) replied with 22 points and 10 caroms in the loss. Spartak improved to 3-1 along with Kosice in Group D.
The two-time defending champions opened the scoring account in the game as Lauren Jackson made a jump-shot. Russian side made it 23:19 at the end of the first period. Sidney Spencer scored 8 points in a row for the hosts as they jumped to 29:26 lead in the second. Having 43:40 advantage the hosts made a 7-0 run for 50:40. Diana Taurasi reduced the gap to 50:42 at the halftime.
Kosice battled but ultimately couldn't stop Spartak and Diana Taurasi, who buried a three-pointer to knot the game at 61:61. Lauren Jackson's three-point play put Spartak in front for good at 64:61. Spartak Moscow Region never looked behind after and led the game to the third win. Osipova gave her team 89:75 as the teams finished the fourth game of the EuroLeague campaign.

Broker Kosice: Sidney Spencer 22+10 rebs, Liron Cohen (174-G-82) 17
Spartak: Diana Taurasi 25, Sylvia Fowles 19+11 rebs, Sue Bird (175-G-80, college: Connecticut) 15


MiZo Pecs steal a victory from Orenburg - by Eurobasket News
Nadezhda - MiZo Pecs 2010 46:58

Nadezhda looked somehow hopeless as they faced MiZo Pecs in Orenburg. The Hungarian team dominated and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory behind 16 points and 7 steals from Dalma Ivanyi (178-G-76, college: Florida Intern.). Anna Vajda (191-F/C-84) scored 15 points for the winners. Nadezhda answered with 10 points and 10 rebounds from Anastasiya Veremeenko (192-F/C-87). The last period was decisive in the game when the guests limited the hosts to 6 points in the quarter. Nadezhda lost four games in a row in Group A while MiZo improved to 2-2.
Garcia scored first two for the local team as 2500 hoped for an initial positive result in the International arena. Russian team played well in the first period and won it 16:11. MiZo Pecs reduced the gap in the second quarter and even took a lead entering the second half. Hungarian squad enjoyed 27:26 after 20 minutes of the game. The guests had 39:34 lead with four minutes remaining in the third quarter but Nadezhda replied with a 6-0 run. Dalma Ivanyi pulled her team to a minimum advantage entering the last quarter. Burik's shot from the arc made the score 48:45 but another 6-0 from the visitors saw them far from the hosts. The Hungarian team dominated the court and deservedly posted a 58:46 victory.

Nadezhda: Anastasiya Veremeenko 10+10 rebs, Shameka Christon (186-G/F-82, college: Arkansas) 8
MiZo Pecs 2010: Dalma Ivanyi 16+7 steals, Anna Vajda 15, Graziane Coelho (192-C-83) 8


CSKA handled visiting MKB Euroleasing in Moscow - by Eurobasket News
CSKA Moscow - MKB Euroleasing 81:77

CSKA trailed early in the fourth term but managed to come from behind and handled visiting MKB Euroleasing 81:77 in Moscow. Ann Wauters (194-C-80) was impressive with 26 points and 11 boards in the win. Ilona Korstine (183-G-80) registered 15 points for CSKA as they climbed to 3-1 record in Group B. Kathleen Macleod (167-G-86) posted 22 points for the Hungarian team. Wednesday's victory improved the Russian giants to the top position in Group B while dropping Sopron to 2-2.
Mc Carville brought the Russian team the first points from the lay-up. CSKA domianted the court in the opening period and had 8-points advantage at the end of it. Korstin closed the period at 26:18 for the hosts. Rebecca Khammon (168-G-77, college: Colorado St.) made the biggest lead in the game for CSKA giving them 35:20. Ann Wauters held the same difference at 40:25 with 3.46 in the second.
MKB Euroleasing was too far to give up and started to climb up in the third period. Kathleen Macleod tied the game at 45:45 in the middle of the third quarter and then Jelena Milovanovic (191-F/C-89) tasted the lead with her team at 50:51. She drilled another jump shot at the start of the final period to put Sopron into a 62:57 advantage. The game remained tough until the end of the last quarter when Ann Wauters scored four points in a row. Kathleen Macleod was the last to score in the game for 81:77.

CSKA Moscow: Ann Wauters 26+11 rbs, Ilona Korstine 15, Mc Carville 13, Rebecca Khammon 13
MKB Euroleasing: Kathleen Macleod 22, Jelena Milovanovic 13


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Spartak Moscow Region handed Broker Kosice the first loss - by Eurobasket News
Broker Kosice -Spartak 75:89

Spartak Moscow Region overcame Maxima Broker Kosice 89:75 in Slovakia in the battle of Group D leaders. It was also the first defeat for Stefan Svitek team in the Euroleague season. Diana Taurasi (182-G-82, college: Connecticut) nailed 25 points to lead the visitors. Sylvia Fowles (198-C-85, college: LSU) added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Sidney Spencer (191-F-85, college: Tennessee) replied with 22 points and 10 caroms in the loss. Spartak improved to 3-1 along with Kosice in Group D.
The two-time defending champions opened the scoring account in the game as Lauren Jackson made a jump-shot. Russian side made it 23:19 at the end of the first period. Sidney Spencer scored 8 points in a row for the hosts as they jumped to 29:26 lead in the second. Having 43:40 advantage the hosts made a 7-0 run for 50:40. Diana Taurasi reduced the gap to 50:42 at the halftime.
Kosice battled but ultimately couldn't stop Spartak and Diana Taurasi, who buried a three-pointer to knot the game at 61:61. Lauren Jackson's three-point play put Spartak in front for good at 64:61. Spartak Moscow Region never looked behind after and led the game to the third win. Osipova gave her team 89:75 as the teams finished the fourth game of the EuroLeague campaign.

Broker Kosice: Sidney Spencer 22+10 rebs, Liron Cohen (174-G-82) 17
Spartak: Diana Taurasi 25, Sylvia Fowles 19+11 rebs, Sue Bird (175-G-80, college: Connecticut) 15


Zirkova, a player with a loud name from Slovakia - by Eurobasket News
Zuzana Zirkova (175-F/G-80) tries hard with the defending champion of Czech Republic, Gambrinus. Last night TTT Riga earned the initial win in Group B as they narrowly defeated Gambrinus 69:67 in Latvian capital. Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. Tatyana Troina led the charge with 24 points for the hosts. Essence Carson added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Eva Viteckova replied with 14 points for Gambrinus as they suffered the second defeat in the group. Maiga posted 4 points, made 2 assists and 2 steals. Tatyana Troina close the 5-0 run from the hosts that ran to score in the game. Even though Latvian side looked more positive in the period, Maiga tied the game at the end of the first, 20:20. Again in the second the hosts led for the whole period, but Zuzana Zirkova reduced to a minimum, 38:35 at the halftime. The game was knotted at 50:50 with 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Ieva Kublina hit a jump shot inside the arc to put TTT Riga in front. Tatyana Troina closed a 10-0 for the hosts that did not look behind until the buzzer. Although Zuzana Zirkova's three tied the game at 67:67, Essence Carson scored a jumper with 4 seconds left to win this one for TTT Riga. In another games of the group CSKA managed to come from behind and handled visiting MKB Euroleasing 81:77 in Moscow. Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballaradini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team.
Zuzana Zirkova was on fire in the latest game of the local league. Marketa Bednarova hit a go-ahead three-pointer with just a second left in regulation to lift USK Praha to a narrow win over their arch-rivals Gambrinus in Round 7 of ZBL. USK Praha thus used the victory to leapfrog the defending champions in the standings. USK Praha are now at the helm at 7-0 record, while Gambrinus remained at the second spot at 6-1. The lead changed hands throughout the opening term before Michaela Ferancikova and Evanthia Maltsi ignited a 10:2 run that put USK Praha ahead by 9 points. Zuzana Zirkova however quickly denied the deficit early in the second frame. The teams continued to stay close and Lindsay Whalen's jumper gave USK Praha a 31:28 lead at halftime.
Gambrinus woke up in the third term. They tipped off the quarter on a 10:0 surge and built a 38:31 advantage midway through the term. Timea Beres and Tamika Whitmore kept the hosts in front and the Brno outfit secured a 47:45 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Hana Horakova and Zuzana Zirkova gave the home team a 6-point lead however Michaela Ferancikova kept USK Praha at striking distance. Tamika Whitmore came up with key points midway through the term that allowed Gambrinus to grab a 7-point advantage. But USK Praha recovered when Marketa Bednarova hit from beyond the arc and then Evanthia Maltsi and Lindsay Whalen added back-to-back jumpers to make it 67:68 with 37 seconds remaining. Tamika Whitmore missed a jumper and Marketa Bednarova took the floor in the dying seconds to win it for the visitors. Evanthia Maltsi topscored with 27 points for USK Praha. Marketa Bednarova added 12 points, while Michaela Ferancikova had 11 points and 12 boards for the winners. Zuzana Zirkova came up with 18 points for Gambrinus. Tamika Whitmore contributed 13 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.


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Jokic wins the battle over Evtoukhovitch - by Eurobasket News
Daliborka Jokic (185-F-81) and her Umana Reyer secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four beating Villenueve 81:63 last night in France. Simona Ballardini fired 27 points to lead the Italian team. Daliborka Jokic finished with 16 points for Venezia. Lille answered with 16 points from Iziane Castro. Slovenian Milijana Evtoukhovitch (191-C-81) netted 5 points and made 2 rebounds for ESB Lille Metropole that remained winlees in the tournament.
Simona Ballardini scored the contest's opening four points and the Italians built a 9-0 lead. Italian side could not however hold the margin and the hosts managed to reduce to 20:21 at the end of the first. Daliborka Jokic scored for 31:24 at the beginning of the second and it was her again for plus 10, 34:24. Simona Ballardini sent the teams to the lockers for 37:31 Italian advantage. In the third quarter, Umana Reyer's undefeated season looked to be in danger when Lille not only clawed their way back but took an eight-point lead. Florence Lepron gave the French side 48:40, however Simona Ballardini brought the visitors back to 54:53 at the end of the third. In the last frame there was only one team dominating the court and it was Umana Reyer. Italian favorite secured the perfect start to the Euroleague campaign as they made it four out of four.


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Ros Casares left no chance for visiting Union Hainaut - by Eurobasket News
Ros Casares - Union Hainaut Basket 99:51

Ros Casares left no chance for visiting Union Hainaut thrashing them 99:51 in Valencia. A 32-13 in the opening quarter was more than enough to control the rest of the game. Delisha Milton-Jones (186-F-74, college: Florida) propelled the hosts to the victory scoring 25 points. Amaya Valdemoro (184-F-76) added 21 points, while Erika De Souza (197-C-82) had 14 points and 8 boards in the winning case. Mudju Ngoyisa (195-C-82) was the only player to score in double figures for Hainaut. Valencia club improved to 2-2 in Group C, whilst Union Hainaut dropped to 2-2.
Ros Casares scored first four points in the game but Union Hainaut replied with the same amount of points. By the end of the first quarter, Ros Casares led 33:13, when Delisha Milton-Jones had 13 of those points and Amaya Valdemoro 12. The Spanish squad continued to dominate in the second quarter and after 16-12 in it had 48:25. De Erika De Souza with a jump-shot sent the teams to the lockers.
Milton made it 50:25 to open the second half and Erika De Souza scored for 60:34. Clemence Beikes (179-G-83)'s basket was the last in the quarter at 68:39. Even though the winner was known long time before the final whistle, Ros Casares hunted for three digits in the game. Ferragut made it 99:51, but could not score the second free throw. Anyway, her team was satisfied with a perfect win in the EuroLeague campaign.

Ros Casares: Delisha Milton-Jones 25, Amaya Valdemoro 21, De Erika De Souza 14
Union Hainaut Basket: Mudju Ngoyisa 10, Clemence Beikes 8


Halcon Avenida snapped Bourges three-game winning streak - by Eurobasket News
Halcon Avenida - Bourges Basket 77:70

Halcon Avenida snapped Bourges three-game winning streak with a 77:70 victory in Salamanca. A 22-6 in the last period was enough to surprised the French champion. The teams now appeared tied at 3-1 record in Group A. Gunta Basko (181-F-80, college: Siena) led the winners with 18 points. Michelle Snow (196-C-80, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) contributed 14 points and 12 boards in the win. Celine Dumerc (168-G-82) was unstoppable for Bourges with 25 points in the loss.
Michelle Snow made a jump-shot for the hosts as 3000 spectators gladly desired the win of the locals. Dominguez made it 8:2 as the hosts won the opening tip of the game. Manic reduced for the guests for 29:22 at the end of the first frame. Bourges came back into the game after 22-16 in the second quarter to trail only one point at the halftime. Michelle Snow sent the teams to the lockers for 45:44, Halcon Avenida.
Santos gave the French champion the lead at 51:50 in the middle of the third and then it was her again to close the period at 64:55. The game was knotted at 66:66 later in the fourth, however the hosts started an 8-0 run that left them on top 74:66. Bourges were only able to cut the deficit back to seven by the end of the game.

Halcon Avenida: Gunta Basko 18, De Mondt 14, Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) 14, Michelle Snow 14+12 rebs
Bourges Basket: Celine Dumerc 25, Endene Miyem (188-F-88) 15


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Neuchatel sneak past Foton - by Eurobasket News
Neuchatel - Foton 74:68

Swiss Neuchatel celebrated a tough victory over visiting Foton in the EuroCup preliminary round yesterday. It was the second win for Neuchatel in three games, while Foton lost the third straight. The Swiss champions dominated right from the start and entered the fourth quarter comfortably leading by 16 points. But a fierce attempts from Foton to save the day gave the hosts some questions to answer in the crunch time.
The hosts looked solid in the starting period as Cameo Hicks (178-G-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Washington) paced them to a 22:16 advantage. The tempo slowed down a bit in the second quarter and the teams traded baskets with Foton however unable to come any closer. Neuchatel in the meantime succeeded in extending the lead to 9 points. The one-way traffic resumed in the third stanza as the Swiss powerhouse deepened the damage and led by as many as 16 points. Anna Keller (189-C-77) stepped up for Foton in the fourth frame and allowed the visitors to come back within a striking distance. Nevertheless Neuchatel kept it cool in the dying minutes and pulled away with a difficult victory. Cameo Hicks poured in 19 points to lead the charge. Caroline Turin (172-F-87) knocked down 15 points, while Nina Crelot (170-G/F-87) finished with 12 in the win. Anna Keller responded with 16 points for Foton. Hajdana Radunovic (192-F/C-78) nailed 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the losing case.
Neuchatel will face Szeged at home, while Foton will host Solna in the next round.

Neuchatel: Cameo Hicks 19, Caroline Turin 15, Nina Crelot 12
Foton: Anna Keller 16, Hajdana Radunovic 14


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Fenerbahce needs overtime to beat Lattes Montpellier - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce -Lattes Montpellier 90:83 OT

Fenerbahce outscored Montpellier 90:83 is Istanbul and improved to 2-2 record in Pool D. Four quarters were not enough for the teams to find out the winner in the battle. An 11-4 in overtime brought the important victory for the Turkish side. Nevin Nevlin (196-F/C-85, college: Stanford) scored 17 points and collected 11 boards to lead Fenerbahce. Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) added 17 points for the winners. Sheana Mosch (177-G-81, college: Duke) answered with 21 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Montpellier as they remained winless at 0-4.
Tuncluer posted from the arc and then Sutton-Brown scored four in a row for 10:5 lead. The hosts looked better in the beginning as the quarter was ended at 26:20. Even though the hosts almost reached double digits in the second quarter Vierne gave her team 34:32 in the same period. The teams went to the lockers for 38:39 as the visitors were in front. Gruszczynski closed the third period at 68:64 and Montpellier started the last with 7-0 run. Pauline Krawczyk (180-F-85) with a jump-shot brought her team 71:68 and Sheana Mosch kept them in front at 73:70. Gomis sent the teams to the extra quarter with 19 seconds in the fourth with a lay-up. Nevriye Yilmaz began overtime with a lay-up, Nicole Powell tipped in Esmeral Tuncluer's miss and was fouled on the play. She converted the three-point play before Tuncluer added another lay-up for an 86:79 lead. Fenerbahce outscored Montpellier 90:83 and has now 2-2 record.

Fenerbahce: Nevin Nevlin 17, Nevriye Yilmaz 17, Powell 15
Lattes Montpellier: Sheana Mosch 21, Pauline Krawczyk 17


Wisla continued to dominate in Group A - by Eurobasket News
Wisla Can-Pack - Besiktas Cola Turka 75:45

Wisla continued to dominate in Group A as they thumped Besiktas 75:45 last night. A 27-12 in the second quarter was too much for the Turkish team that did not recover. Chamique Holdsclaw (188-F-77, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) stepped up with 17 points to pace the Polish powerhouse. Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82) scored 14 points in the winning case. Laura Harper (193-F/C-86, college: Maryland) answered with 26 points and 11 boards for Besiktas as they dropped the third game. Wisla improved to 3-1 in Group A while Besiktas fell to 1-3.
Besiktas Cola Turka scored first six points in the game as they did not mind playing abroad. Wisla Can-Pack woke up immediately and could win the opening quarter 16:14. The Polish team scored 21 consecutive points over a six-minute stretch of the second quarter. After 27-12 in the period the the score was 43:26 at the halftime.
The third period became more defensive as the teams posted 21 points together. Sladana Maksimovic (193-C-84) made a jump-shot in the end of the period for 53:37. Jelena Skerovic (172-G-80) entered the last stanza with a steal and then nailed a three for the hosts that started to celebrate at that time. Gburczyk set up the final, 75:45 as Wisla continued to dominate in Group A.

Wisla Can-Pack: Chamique Holdsclaw 17, Ewelina Kobryn 14, Jelena Skerovic 11, Sladana Maksimovic 11
Besiktas Cola Turka: Laura Harper 26+11 rebs, Alexis Hornbuckle (180-G-85, college: Tennessee) 10


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  WBCBL - Women  


SPECIAL OFFER EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 15th - by Willie McCray
The Women's Blue Chip Basketball League is now accepting 'New Team' applications for 2009 season.

The WBCBL is growing at a steady pace across the United States. New teams are beginning to sprout every month as news about the league's opportunities spreads across the nation.

Promotion ends November 15, 2008

To request an application for your team, please send email request to: INFO@WBCBL.com or wbcbl@yahoo.com