EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/14/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
Emory Addison, owner and coach of the new ABA team named New Hope Trailblazers, very gently sent to Usbasket.com the complete roster of his team. The Trailblazers open their season tonight vs. the Jersey Express and then face the CBA Albany Patroons on Sunday night. Both the games will be on the road. The team roster is as follows:
10 Andrew Cathlin 6'4' G/F Virginia Beach, VA 22 Bridgewater Univ.'08
32 Chris Cathlin 6'8' F/C Virginia Beach, VA 23 James Madison Univ.'08
34 Jason Clark 6'8' C Virginia Beach, VA 25 Univ. of Virgina '05
3 Marcus Fisher 6'5' F Portsmouth, VA 23 Norcom H.S. '03
5 Quincy Hinton 6'4' F Birmingham, AL 28 Mars Hill Univ.'02
22 Maurice Latham 6'6' F Norfolk, VA 24 Campbell Univ.'07
7 Jahari Mincey 6'1' G Claxton, GA 26 Bacone JC'04
11 Kevin Muhammad 6'3' F Washington, DC 39 DeMatha H.S. '87
20 Meschann Stroman 6'4' F Virginia Beach, VA 23 Hawaii Pacific '04
45 Henry Washington 6'2' F Santa Barbara, CA 27 Modesto JC '01
14 Brandon Wheeless 6'5' G/F Stone Mountain, GA 21 Stone Mountain H.S. '05
1 Eric Williams 6'2' G Virginia Beach, VA 21 Green Run H.S. '05
24 Bobby Wilson 6'1' G Rochester, NY 31 George Washington H.S. '95
4 DeVon Wilson 6'3' G Jamaica Queens, NY 26 Fisk Univ. '05
Head Coach: Emory Addison, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Korisliiga, Round 17: When FoKoPo (Forssa) defeated today YMCA Lahti 92-79 (40-39), it means, that there are four Teams on the Top, when The Christmas break has started. Kataja (Joensuu), Kouvot (Kouvola), YMCA Lahti and KTP (Kotka) have all record 12-5 right now. FoKoPo's three American Players (Charles Thomas (203-F-86, college: Arkansas), Ray Cunningham (199-F-79, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Murray St.), Vincent Hunter (208-F-84, college: Arkansas)) combined 70 out of 92 pts and Team management can be satisfied once again. In Porvoo hosting Tarmo scored 111 pts, but even that was not enough for the victory. Visitor Kataja (Joensuu) scored + 8 pts = 119 pts and 230 pts in one game is season best in Finland. DeWayne Richardson (202-F-77, college: Fairmont St.) led Tarmo with 31 pts and 11 rbs. The league leading scorer Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) (Kataja) had this time 26 pts and 11 rbs.
FoKoPo - YMCA Lahti 92-79 (40-39) (Charles Thomas 24/13, Ray Cunningham 24, Vincent Hunter 22 - Sami Pekkola 19, Ray Nixon 17, Teemu Laine 14).
Tarmo - Kataja 111-119 (59-67) (DeWayne Richardson 31/11, Steve Barnes 24/6a, Emmanuel Messy 16 - Jeremiah Wood 26/11, Anssi Kinnaslampi 25, Larry Blair 22/10a).
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Saturday, December 6, 2008
Residence 77 - Sparta 105
Residence(2-8) jumped out to a 21-18 first quarter lead, the fell apart defensively the rest of the game giving up nearly 30 points in the each of the last 3 quarters of play. Residence fouled often and Sparta capitalized at the line where the home team struggled. Larrie Smith (195-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) had 34 points to lead the DBBL Leaders to their 8th victory of the season. Pivot player Pit Hoffmann played extremely well for Sparta with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Christian Wulff added 18 points, Alejandro Mutombo 11, Laurent Nittler 11 and Julien Hublart 10. Matt Hall (198-F-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Harding) scored 33 points for Residence and Sylvain Felten had 10 points. Sparta is still missing Tom Wagner and Jean De Marchi. Sparta hosts Musel Pikes and Residence goes to Racing. Both games are on Saturday, December 12.
Residence: 33 field goals, 4 three pointers, 7 for 13 free throws, 20 rebounds, 28 fouls and 9 turnovers
Koster 8, F. Mangen 4, Hall 33, Hemmen 2, Leschek 2, also Abdiu 4, Felten 10, Julien 5, Kayser, S. Mangen 8, Steinmetz 1 and Torres (Matt Hall 35' and Gilles Kayser 40' fouled out)
Sparta:39 field goals, 9 three pointers, 18 for 28 free throws, 24 rebounds, 11 fouls and 6 turnovers
Smith 34, Wulff 18, Hoffmann 13, Engel 5, Hublart 10, also Klein 3, Nittler 11, Tripodo 1, R. Wolzfeld, G. Wolzfeld and Palumbo 8
Score by quarters: 1st Q 21-18, Halftime 38-48, 3rd Q 57-78, Final 77-105
Sunday. December 7, 2008
Musel Pikes 66 - T 71 71
T 71 won an important road game last Sunday aftenoon in Remich to keep its hopes alive to make the playoffs! Musel Pikes drop to 6-4 with the home loss to remain in a tie for third place in the DBBL with 4 other teams: Contern, T71, Black Star and Etzella. The game was very close until the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter when T71 went on a huge run to blow Musel Pikes out 13-3 to take the win. Playing without Samy Picard, Musel Pikes was led by Guy Schmit with 24 points. Laurent Schwartz added 17 points Chris Braier (195-F-84, college: Lawrence) was held to only 8 but took 18 rebounds. Tim Whitworth (198-G/F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Drexel) had 24 points and Martin Rajniak 22 for T71. Both teams showed weakness shooting horribly from the three point line and the free throw line. Next up, T71 must face Contern at home in Dudelange and Musel Pikes goes to Sparta; both games are tonight, Saturday, December 13, 2008.
Musel Pikes: 26 field goals, 8 three pointers, 6 for 13 free throws, 37 rebounds, 19 fouls and 12 turnovers
Kirch 3, Schwartz 17, G. Schmit 24, Braier 8, Kox 8, also Schmitz, C. Schmit and Dentzer 6. C. Schmit 38' fouled out
T71: 29 field goals, 1 three pointer, 12 for 10 free throws, 32 rebounds, 17 fouls and 9 turnovers
Whitworth 24, Rajniak 22, Ruffato 9, Kostur 2, Kieffer 3, also Steinmetz, Klein 9. Bemtgen and Hoffmann
Score by quarters: 1st Q 13-19, Halftime 29-35, 3rd Q 54-49, Final 66-71
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Coach Wolfgang Lucena has been dedicated countless hours to get improving the new generation of basketball players. In Venezuela, coach Lucena is part of few basketball organizations where he puts many hours along with other basketball coaches as Silverio Leal, Luis Teran, Giovanni Fraino, Johnny Rodriguez, Alberto Jimenez to have youth basketball players get better as students and athletes. In the United States of America, coach Lucena has the opportunity to help international and local players to joint high School, College and Universities because their sports skills.
2008-2009 NCAA and high School basketball season is about to start, many colleges, high school and universities should be grateful for Coach Wolfgang Lucena's help. Institutions as; Eastern Oklahoma State College, North Easter Oklahoma A&M College, Florida International University, Dowling College, Cisco College, New Mexico Junior College, Odessa College, Patterson School, St Benedict's Prep, Our Savior New American School, Miles Community College, are witness of this.
So far students-athletes as; Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84, college: S.Carolina), David Cubillan (183-G-87), Mirna Araujo (183-F-87), Yesi Castillo (175-F, college: E.Oklahoma St. JC), Eilyn Flores (186-C-83), Gerardo Suero (Dominican Republic), Ranier Moquete (Dominican Republic), Tulio Cobos (197-C-86), Enrique Cova (190-G-88),Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85, college: E.Oklahoma St. JC), Jorge Parra (206-C-84), Roselis Silva (-G-90), Heberto Guanipa (202-C-90), Elvis Baez, Gustavo Leon, Jonathan Sanchez, Christopher Torralva, Carlos Berroteran (202-C-89), Alejandro Flores (202-F-81college: E.Oklahoma St. JC), Hector Aguilar, Jose Rafael Gonzalez, Rostin Gonzalez (-F-90), Angel Castro (Dominican Republic), Baron Perez (Dominican Republic/USA), Michelle Gonzalez (Puerto Rico), Maria Prochascua (Argentina) can see their dreams came true, thanks to coach Wolfgang Lucena.
This November of 2008, coach Wolfgang Lucena will be meeting at North Carolina with Julio Subero president of FIBA AMERICAS, Osiris Duquela (Dominican Republic Basketball), Pedro Pablo Perez (Dominican Republic and USA Basketball), and Gustavo Leon. All of them are coming along to USA to support coach Lucena to make his youth athletes helping activity stronger for the near future.
'Education is one of my strongest motivations to do what I do. To accomplish this, our young people must accept and enjoy the level of play of their current skills. They must love the game and want to work hard at practice and study more.' Coach Wolfgang Lucena
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