EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/2/2008

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  ABA   


ABA Gwizzlies tryout draft was first-rate, roster is grea - by Richard
The ABA Georgia Gwizzlies held the mock draft pool tryout this past Saturday November 29th at Metro Fitness, Atlanta, Georgia. The tryout lasted for four hours and 36 participants now are officially free agents in the world of pro basketball. Atlanta Hawks Nate King, basketball development clinician and the Hawks team chaplain was in attendance. Damien Goodman (6'7''-F-82, agency: Dynasty Sports, college: NC-Pembroke), guard from NC-Greensboro, North Carolina was was selected as the number one draft pick by the organization and most outstanding player at the camp by the staff.

Here is the available free agents of the 2009 ABA MOCK DRAFT POOL: Kevin Green 6'5, Miles Covington 6'8, Chad Eichelberger (6'9''-F-82, college: St.Andrews) (6'9''-F-82, college: St.Andrews) 6'9, Moses Edyn 6'6, Gabriel Brownlee 6'6, Cortez Johnson 6'1, Jon Collins 6'3, Dominique Holmes 6'5, Ralph Martin 6'8, Micah Parker 5'9, Corey Holland 6'0, Eric Brown 6'5, Phillip Pennybrooke 5'11, Andre Smith 6'2, Arthur Brown 6'1, Ernest Porter 6'4, Courtland Townes 5'8, Domingo Williams 6'1, Christopher Nimmons 6'2, Dewitt Henley 6'1, Tyrone Bradford 6'4, Sam Darity 6'4, Ronnell Pugh 6'1, Bradley Hippolyte 6'3, Darien Davis 6'4, Lecovan Goodwin 6'0, Jaysaun Hands 6'5, James Lyles 5'11, Steven Lyles 5'10, Dante Leffall 6'1

Courtesy of Georgia Gwizzlies


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  ARGENTINA   


TNA Round: 9 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group North
A.Italiana - Obera TC 73-57
Asociacion Italiana was too strong for Obera mostly owing to Juan Angel Lopez, who drained 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Lucas Saul was behind him with 14 points. Jose Fabio was better than the others in defeat adding 15 points and 7 boards. Both teams entered into this round with the same 3-5 record.

Alma Juniors - La Union 90-81
Alma Juniors crushed La Union handing it the second defeat this season. Damian Palacios and Lucas Bertucelli delivered 17 points each for the winners. Leandro Portillo shined in La Union nailing 16 pts. Alma Juniors 4-5, La Union 7-2.

San Mart.C. - Union 91-76
Very important win for San Martin Corrientes, who came one just one win less than La Union and Union (6-3). Alex Carcamo was a key player for the winning squad collecting 19 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Union got 21 points from Gaston Luchino.

Atl.Echague - A.Espanola 85-82
Atletico Echague outsmarted Asociacion Espanola mostly owing to Scott Cutely and his 22 points. Luciano Rivero also was good adding 16 pts. Juan Manuel Ruiz contributed with 22 points in defeat. Both team had 2-6 before this round.


Group South
Argentino - Belgrano SN 70-72
Nice road victory for Belgrano. Jamal Johnson was totally the best player of this game as he dained 26 points. Salem Safa, who came off he bench for Argentino, answered with 14. Both teams now have 5-4 score, as well as 3 more teams in Group South.

P.Echague - C.Entrerriano 79-75
After this win, Pedro Echague remained on top of Group South alone with 6-3 record. On the other side, Central Entrerriano is at the bottom of the standings with just 2 wins in 9 appearances. Juan Kelly and Alejandro Eiguren netted 13 points each for the hosts. Sebastian Pardal stepped up for C. Entrerriano with 22 points and 14 boards.

San Mart.MJ - GimnasiaLP 96-65
Easy one for San Martin MJ, who jumped on 5-4. Gaston Siero top-scored for the winners with 20, while Pablo Bruna had 3 points less. Cedric McGuinnis posted 15 points in loss. His Gimnasia LP dropped on 2-6.

Firmat SF - Ciclista 73-70
Firmat SF and Ciclista became the two more teams in Group South with 5-4 record. Alejandro Pappalardi led the hosts registering double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds. Hakeem Rollins responded with 15 points and impressive 19 boards in loss.


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  AUSTRIA   


A Bundesliga Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Arkadia - Oberwart 89-88
Arkadia escaped with a tiny home victory against Oberwart jumping on top of A Bundesleague, together with Kapfenberg. It was a derby game of Round 7 as both teams entered into it with 5-1 record. Deven Mitchell led the scorers in Arkadia with 26 points. At the same time he had 5 more rebounds. Fabrico Vay also was on a high level collecting 22 points, 7 boards and 4 assists. Marko Moric responded with double-double for the Gunners, 24 points and 10 boards. Jason Johnson was pretty close to do the same as he had 21 points and 8 rebs.

Vienna - St.Polten 74-59
Vienna finally grabbed the first win this season improving on the same score as St. Polten, 1-6. Ravone George shined for the winning squad delivering 30 points and grabbing 6 boards. Thomas Schreiner contributed with 26 points in defeat.

Klosterneub. - Furstenfeld 113-76
Klosterneuburg smashed Furstenfeld by 37 points. The hosts had 4 players with more than 15, but the best one was Damir Rajkovic, who netted 29 points and pulled down 9 rebounds. Furstenfeld got 16 points from Shawn Ray. Klosterneuburg 2-5, Furstenfeld 5-2.

Kapfenberg - Worthersee 93-77
As it was expected, Kapfenberg had an easy job against Worthersee staying on top of A Bundesleague with 6-1. Exactly the same numbers has Arkadia. Ramiz Suljanovic once again shined for the Bulls collecting 31 points and 7 rebounds. Jeremy Fears helped adding 21 points and 6 boards. Tim Burnette and Erik Rhinehart netted 19 points apiece in loss. Worthersee now has 2-5.

Gussing - Wels 72-77
Nice 5-point road victory for Wels, who moved up on 5-2. Three more teams in the league have the same numbers. On the other side, Gussing fell on 3-4. Brandon Thomas was central figure of the game nailing 24 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. Marqus Ledoux had 20 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for the hosts.

Gmunden - UBSC Graz 92-72
Gmunden outplayed Graz by 20 becoming the fourth team in the league with 5 wins and 2 defeats after 7 rounds. Deteri Mayes and Elijah Palmer combined 35 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Mladen Soskic was on fire draining 35 points in defeat. His Graz is on 1-6.



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  BAHAMAS   


Cybots Are The Last Of The Unbeaten In NPBA - by Tony Bahama
The executive members, players and fans of the New Providence Basketball Association are all waiting patiently for the league to build its new state of the art facility after the league recently acquired property from the Government in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, but until then dedicated fans continue to attend games at the CI Gibson Gymnasium.
Six games into the season there is only one team left with an unblemished record. The 2007 runners up Electro Telecom Cybots are 6-0 and top the Vince Ferguson Division.

The defending champion Commonwealth Bank Giants are 5-1 and top the John Archer Division. The Giants only loss came at the hands of the Cybots during a Nationally televised game on November 15th.

Play continued on Friday night. The Sunshine Auto Ruff Riders at 2-3 in the Vince Ferguson Division was set to face the Cable Bahamas Entertainers who are off to a 1-4 start in the John Archer Division.

In the feature game on Friday the newest team in the league, the Malcolm Park Boys were expected to play their first game of the season against the Johnson Trucking Jumping Stars.

On Wednesday Cybots got off to a quick start against the Stars and opened up a double digit lead late in the first quarter, only to see the pesky Stars who never seem to get out of running mode, fight all the way back to within three points just before the half. But they could not take the lead. The Cybots led by six at the half.

Earlier in the first half the smaller Stars were challenged by the Cybots size, but once both teams began to fatigue and the Cybots made substitutions the Stars were able to peck away at the lead.

Going into the game the Cybots were determined to keep their winning record in tact and did a good scouting job on the Stars who had already upset some of the power house teams in the league. The Cybots were ready for the Stars aggressive full court press often used for the entire game.

The Cybots applied their own half court pressure, which forced the Stars into several turnovers that resulted in easy baskets for the Cybots.


In the second half the Cybots took command of the game and never looked back. The Jumping Stars made a concerted effort to get back into the game, but with the bigger Cybots matching their speed and energy they were hard pressed and found them selves down 83-56 after being outscored 31-10 in the third quarter.

The game ended with the score 106-86 and with the Cybots improving to 6-0 led by top point guard #13 Delvonne Duncombe with 24 pts. # 10 Able Joseph had a game high 34pts for the Jumping Stars.

The second game on Wednesday featured the champion Giants in a match against the Southwest Printing Falcons.

The Falcons got an early lead in the game scoring three uncontested baskets to start the first quarter. It was the only lead they held in the game. The Giants roared back and methodically picked apart the Falcons defense.

The Giants led by seven points at the end of the first quarter and then went to work, making quick baskets and stomping the Falcon, 104-84.

Top scorer for the Giants was # 4 Michael Bain Sr. with 42 points. #11 Renaldo Baillou led the Falcons with 22 points.


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  BELARUS   


Grodno and Vitalyur exchange wins - by Eurobasket News
Grodno-93 and Vitalyur traded victories last week and stayed in the third and second spots respectively. Grodno-93 is now one win shy of the second-placed Vitalyur.
The first game between the teams was a roller-coaster action. Vitalyur hosted the clash but got to a slow start. Plagued by numerous turnovers they trailed by 3 points at the first intermission. The complexion of the game did not change in the second term as Grodno-93 managed to extend the margin to 7 points. However Spartak Pogrebnev (197-F/G-82) and Maksim Shustau (184-G-86) stepped up for the hosts in the third frame. The hosts raised the tempo and raced ahead leading by 5 points at the end of the quarter. Spartak Pogrebnev fired several treys in the final term to silence the visitors and Vitalyur celebrated the 9th win in the season.
Spartak Pogrebnev finished with game-high 28 points. Maksim Shustau and Alexandr Bibik (198-F/G-81) added 14 points apiece for the winning team. Siarhei Charykau (185-G-82, college: Yakima Valley CC) and Olchevsky responded with 10 points apiece in the loss
Nevertheless Grodno-93 managed to bounce back next day. They piled up an 11-point advantage at halftime and looked ready to avenge the previous loss. However Vitalyur were not yet ready to fold. Maksim Shustau converted two free throws and then nailed a buzzer-beating trey to send the game into overtime. But the visitors knocked down 6 free throws in the extra period and pulled away with a tough 78:72 victory. Siarhei Charykau netted 21 points to pace Grodno-93. Anatoli Svirydau (193-G/F-82) and Edgars Cunda (196-G-84, agency: Court Side) added 11 points each in the win. Spartak Pogrebnev once again topscored for Vitalyur with 19 points.


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  BELGIUM   


Div. II Regular Season - Round 13 - by Bertrand Larsimont

De West Hoek Zwevezele vs. BT Power Wevelgem 73-68
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 21-13, 34-25, 47-42 and 73-68.
Zwevezele: W. Dobbelaere 9; J. Bourdeaux 4; B. Heinle 7; B. Verdickt 7; B. Bobb 16; B. Deceuninck 17; L. L'Hote 13.
Wevelgem: --

Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. Sint-Jan Antwerp 75-67
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 23-16, 42-39, 57-56 and 75-67.
Waregem: F. Van Vooren 8; A. Steinbach 8; Bogaert 12; W. De Wilde 23; B. Cleymans 8; Raes 16.
Sint-Jan: Van Rillaer 13; Goethaert 3; W. Lemaire 6; W. Van Schil 12; L. Tielens 11; T. Van De Vondel 17; J. Ceyssens 5.

BBC Boom vs. BCO Carnieres 68-65
Special mention to former Belgian Lion Daniel Goethals (207-C-69, 17 points) who led the defeated visitors in this close game.
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 22-14, 37-32, 59-49 and 68-65.
Boom: Haerbos 5; Druwez 7; Van Wert 9; Y. Lambreghts 14; Salden 9; Leten 5; Moris 13; Van Hoecke 4; Vermeiren 2.
Carnieres: D. Goethals 17; S. Poppe 14; S. Muric 6; Ballau 12; K. Jonniaux 2; Dekaise 5; Lena 3; Romyns 6.

Jaga Radiators Hasselt vs. Royal Alsec Nivelles 98-74
Hasselt: --
Nivelles: V. Renard 3; Karavokyros 3; J. Defoss 8; Seny 12; F. Muylaert 2; El Mouttabi 18; Van Den Eynde 14; S. Buja 14.

Essor Charleroi vs. Basket Bree 55-62
Despite a strong Emmanuel Mampuya (200-F-79) in the last minutes of the game, Essor could not avoid the loss.
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 13-10, 22-27, 36-46 and 55-62.
Charleroi: L. Bearzotti 2; E. Mampuya 19; Gevaert 6; Stache 6; Pellisier 7; Sperolini 9; S. Vermeulen 6.
Bree: O. Hodge 7; E. Norvell 12; M. Meeks 8; R. McCollum 11; R. Moss 9; J. Vucica 12; T. Van Camp 3.

Kangoeroes Willebroek vs. CEP Fleurus 86-74
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 17-19, 40-36, 65-49 and 86-74.
Willebroek: --
Fleurus: J. Vanesse 8; S. Tison 10; L. Pourtoit 16; A. Jadin 9; T. Rozewicz 3; B. Penninck 24; S. Semijejero 4.

Falco Ghent vs. Jako Pitzemburg Mechelen 77-68
Falco: --
Pitzemburg: --

Bye: BC Ninane



Oostende News - by Peter Buyse

One week after Eurobasket Belgium first reported the possible departure of Sharon Drucker to Maccabi Tel Aviv the news is finally official.
Coach Drucker will be part of the Maccabi coaching staff for the next 2.5 seasons.
As reported earlier too, Umberto Badioli will be the Base Oostende head-coach for the rest of the season.
He will however have to do without Nick Fazekas (211-F-85, college: Nevada) who suffered a severly spained thumb.


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Nedjeljko Zelenika new Vitez coach - by Sead Buljina
Basketball club 'Vitez' has named Bosnian U16 NT coach Nedjeljko Zelenika as a new head coach. Contract is signed through the end of the current season with an extension option. Zelenika is third Vitez coach since the start of the season. Sports director Vlatko Matic led the team in first couple of games followed by Dejan Srzic who succeeded to win two out of four games. However, Vitez management decided to replace Srzic with another coach and their choice was Zelenika. New head coach has only one assignment, which is to keep Vitez in the first division. Vitez is playing its first season in D1 after qualifying for the competition from D2 at the end of the last season. Zelenika has played and coached his entire career in Zrinjski from Mostar. Vitez is his first team away from Zrinjski. Prior to start of the season Zrinjski had replaced Zelenika with Rudolf Jugo.

Zimic gets chance, delivers big time - by Sead Buljina
In a road game vs. C. Zvezda Emir Zimic (217-C-86) finaly got a serious chance to show what he can do on the floor. In a career-high 35 minutes of playing time Zimic established an inside defensive presence in the paint blocking 4 shots and changing many more. He had also 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals finishing game with 27 efficiency index, which was the second only to Ante Tomic's 32 in the 7th round of the Adriatic league. After two seasons spent on recovering from a couple injuries and three seasons of warming up Bosna's bench Zimic finaly got significant playing time. This down-to earth guy had deserved his chance long time ago, but there was no courage and willingness in Bosna to let Zimic play when he was 18 years old. Instead, Bosna kept bringing Serbian players to play back ups at center while Zimic sat on the bench. Thus, Zimic will never become a player he could have become. However, he is still young and gifted to become a very good player. In the game vs. C.Z. he was able to outplay Kikanovic who's got similar body frame, but is shorter than Zimic. In order to be a center who can carry the load for his team, Zimic must bulk up. In the meantime, Bosna badly needs a center that can stop physically dominant opposing centers. Most teams from Adriatic league have at least one big guy. With a strong center, a go-to guy and Zimic as a solid back-up Bosna would be a tough to beat in the paint. In any case, Emir Zimic has proven that he's got the game. Emir Zimic (217-C-86)

Stats Leaders - D1
1. LIGA BiH Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 J. Sesar, ZRI 21.89
2 Z.Jovanovic, SLO 21.44
3 D. Kastratovic, HER 20.20
4. I. Bakovic, VIT 20.11
5 S. Demic, SLA 18.56
6 L. Zitko, GRU 18.50
7. M. Djerasimovic, IGO 18.11
8. Z. Vuckovic, ZRI 18.00
9 J.Garma, BOR 17.33
10. D. Palalic, MLA 17.11


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Filip Videnov makes 7 three-pointers - by Interperformances
GB Granada almost upset Regal FC Barcelona at Barcelona, but came up short at the end 86-82. The big contributor for Granada was 6'5' guard/forward Filip Videnov (196-F/G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Kentucky) who scored 27 points in 37 minutes, hitting 7 for 11 from behind the three-point line where he is shooting a fabulous 55,2 % for the season. This is the first time that the Bulgarian has played more than 20 minutes in a game and he showed what he can do when he gets the time.

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New player tryout in China - by Robert Wang
6 rounds has been passed away of the new season and most team are considering their imports' ability. And some teams have brought new players for the tryout. former NBA star Vin Baker has been in China already and under the test now. Vin Baker practised with the team this afternoon and showed what he can do. We will follow up his status in the next few days. Another info. saying NBA forward Brown Kedrick (201-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Okaloosa-Walton CC) will fly to China next early week as a tryout player, too. Hope they have good luck and stay in China!

CBA Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
DongGuan - Zhejiang G. 133-102
Donnguan claimed its share of the CBA lead with a 133:102 blasting of Zhejiang Guangsha in Regular Season Round 7. Mike Harris led the winners with 37 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Nigel Dixon top-scored for Guangsha with 27 points. Kasib Powell followed him with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.

Zhejiang C. - Guandong 96-93
The defending champions Guangdong lost to Zhejiang 96:93 as Samuel Hoskin had 35 points and 17 rebounds, while Kirk Snyder had 32 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists. Jason Dixon and Wang Zheng had 18 points each in the losing effort.

Jiangsu - Yunnan 128-87
Jiangsu is also on top with 6-1 record after to a 128:87 triumph over Yunnan. Han Shuo led the winners with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists and Donnell Harvey had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Yang Huai nailed 25 points for Yunnan.

Shanxi Zh. - TianJin R. 115-90
Shanxi Zhongyu overcame Tianjin 115:90. Olumide Oyedeji was wild with 27 points, 21 rebounds and 9 assists. Theron Smith led Tianjin with 33 points, whilst Liu Hao had 16 points, Wang Bin had 13 and Darryl Watkins 12.

Qingdao DS - Shaanxi 99-124
Shaanxi celebrated a road win over Qingdao 124:99 behind Lee Benson's 38 points and 10 rebounds. Sun Shengyue ended up with 23 points and 7 rebounds in the losing effort.

Beijing - Liaoning 80-91
Beijing lost to Liaoning 81:90 at home. Awvee Storey led the winners with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Dontae Jones paced Beijing with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

Shandong - Xinjiang 96-106
Shandong was defeated at home by Xinjiang 96:106. Xu Guochong nailed 28 points and Allen Myron had 25. Mengke Bateer collected massive 19 points and 17 boards, while Tuck Mack struggled for the hosts with 40 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.

Jilin - Fujian 97-90
Jilin enjoyed a win over Fujian 97:90. Leon Rogers had 28 points and 13 rebounds and Wang Bo added 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Matt Frieje collected 25 points and 12 rebounds for Fujian.

Bayi - Shanghai 97-88
Bayi outscored Shanghai 97:88 behind 21 points from Li Nan. Tate DaJuan top-scored for the visitors and in the game with 35 points and 6 rebounds.



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Keravnos loses to Etha! - by Nasios Orinos
Tonights verdict wasnt as much a referendum on Keravnos as it was a statement about Etha's dominance. Being great at offense and with passion and guts has simply delivered a marvelous game, being able to succeed on its 1st victory. Etha advanced to a 15-20 points lead, which managed to maintain throughout the whole game, managing to close the game with 89-79.

On the other hand, losing last Wednesday on Telecom should have given Keravnos a renewed sense of purpose. Instead, the team has simply played VERY BADLY! FULL STOP!!

Kindly, we would like to state, that If you are a Keravnos fan or a member of the board and you see your team playing the way it does since the beginning of the season, you should stop finding excuses and face the problem in the eye. Even though the season is still young, the current champions should consider themselves ex-champions. People in the club seem to look away of the problems, communicating to be happy with the fact that the team has been winning so far. But nobody seemed to so far wonder, why the team has won 5 close games and think, even for a minute, that it could have easily been 0-5. We have mentioned a few times, that Greer is basically drugging the team so far with his 30-point deliveries. Tonight though, he went on to finish only with 17 points.

The word 'Poor' is what describes Keravnos this year. The technical team insists on playing with a poor guard, no player on the 5-position and with no good outside shooters. What is striking is the fact that the team has not managed to replace players like Anastasiades, Randogevic and Patrick Lee who basically, along with Hart, gave the team last year's championship. How do they expect to win the championship?

And when in the team nobody seems to play well, players like Giannas and Zachariou are facing the bench. These players should get more time!!

Hart, was the only survivor with 22 points.

Periods: 21-16, 40-28, 64-51, 89-79


Standings - Division B
Division B Standings
 1. Digenis 5-0 
 2. A.Yermasogias 4-0 
 3. Achilleas Agrou 3-2 
 4. Asteras 3-2 
 5. Philips Coll. 3-2 
 6. APOP Paphou 3-2 
 7. Olympos A. 2-2 
 8. Doxa 2-3 
 9. Athanasiou 2-3 
 10. Paralimni 1-3 
 11. Argonaftes 1-4 
 12. Onisilos 0-4 
 13. Enosis K. 0-5 


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Canal Digital League Round 9. - by Thomas Soltau

Bakken VS Svendborg (72-82): Bakken had a tough time finding rhythm, as Svendborg proved to be the stronger team on this night. Comitting 22 turnovers and only connecting on 39 percent of their shots did not help Bakken either.
For Svendborg Ivan Hoger (225-C-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) and Johnell Smith (186-G-80, college: New Orleans) lead the way, both with 16 points.

Randers VS Horsens (88-75): Horsens came to Eldo Arena, looking to turn their season around, but so far the teams coaching does not seem to have rendered an effect in the teams performance on the court.
Horsens found themselves falling behind early, at half Randers had taken a solid 18 point lead. 52-34.
Milan Kolovrat (205-C/F-86) had a good game for Horsens, with 22 points in 23 minutes, but his teams overall 12 more turnovers and 8 less assist, compared to Randers, was a big reason why Horsens lost(again).
Chris Nielsen (193-G-85) and Bonell Colas (206-F-82, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Florida) dominated for Randers with good overall stat-lines and leadership, scored 20 and 22 points respectively.

Aabyhoj VS Naestved (81-80): At home Aabyhoj snapped Naestveds winning streak. The Aarhus team held the visitors to just 8 points in the first quarter.
Naestved came back from the slow start and toke a small lead with them into the fourth quarter, but at the end the home team pulled the longest straw.
Joseph Benjamin (201-F) had 22 points for the winners and Sasha Djordjevic (190-G-85) 20 the guests.

SISU VS Roskilde (100-88): Roskilde was playing without Chanan Colman (192-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Chipola JC), who recently left for Finland, so the team was missing an important part of the reason they won two of their past three games.
SISU presented their new player, and he brought the win to Gentofte. Jesse Pellot-Rosa (193-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Va Commonwealth) scored 34 point, including 6-8 from beyond the arc.
Keith Borgan (180-G-83, college: Metro St.) and Dean Thibodeau (204-C-70, college: Dalhousie) had 31 and 26 points in defeat.

Horsholm VS Amager (57-97): Smack! Amager killed Horsholm. This game is one of the biggest defeats of the season, but goes to show that there are no games anymore where the outcome is predictable.
For Amager five players scored in double figures. Peter Johansen (204-F/C-80, agency: Arik Krayn Services) led the way with 26 points.



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Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 2-0 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 1-1 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 1-1 
 4. Dakota W. 0-1 
 5. Erie BH 0-1 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande VV 2-0 
 2. Colorado 14ers 2-0 
 3. Austin T. 1-1 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 0-2 
 5. Albuquerque T. 0-2 
West Division
 1. Bakersfield J. 2-0 
 2. Idaho S. 2-0 
 3. Reno B. 1-1 
 4. Utah F. 1-1 
 5. Anaheim A. 0-2 
 6. LA D-Fenders 0-2 


Stats Leaders
D-League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.J. Crawford, LAD 31.0
2.F. Williams, SIF 27.5
3.J. Davis, COL 26.0
4.M. Hairston, AUS 25.0
5.C. Karl, IDA 24.5
Rebounds Per Game
1.C. Sims, IOW 14.5
2.J. Davidson, IDA 13.5
2.R. Hendrix, BAK 13.5
4.B. Jones, SIF 13.0
5.C. Collins, FWN 10.5
5. D. Mitchell, LAD 10.5
Assists Per Game
1.W. Conroy, ABQ 9.0
2.M. Cleaves, BAK 8.0
3.S. Parker, RGV 6.5
4.C. Karl, IDA 6.0
5.M. Hairston, AUS 5.5
5.D. Jefferson, UTA 5.5
5.D. Mitchell, LAD 5.5


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  EBA   


EBA Releases Schedule for 2009 Season - by EBA Media

With the addition of eleven new teams, the Eastern Basketball Alliance has established itself as the premier minor basketball league on the east coast. Fifteen teams will start the 13th season of the EBA.

Joining league stalwarts Alexandria Avengers (Alexandria, VA), Harrisburg Horizon (Harrisburg, PA), and Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat (Kingston, PA) are new franchises: Cincinnati Century (Chininnati, OH), DE Destroyers (Wilmington, DE), Elmira Bulldogs (Elmira, NY), Fairfax Nova Hawks (Fairfax, VA), Hampton Roads Cardinals (Hampton Roads, VA), N.J. Lightning (Randolph, NJ), New York Wizards (Patchogue, NY), Newark Rebels (Newark, NJ), Salem Mustangs (Salem, VA), Virginia Fastbreak (Ruther Glen, VA), Virginia Wolverines (West Point, VA), Washington Madness (Washington, DC).

The season will kick-off the first weekend in January and conclude March 28th and 29th with the EBA Championships in Harrisburg, PA.

Check the EBA website for more details.


EBA Basketball Schedule - 2009
Week: 1
Saturday - 1/3/2009
Hampton Roads Cardinals @ Alexandria Avengers
Newark Rebels @ Elmira Bulldogs
Washington Madness @ New York Wizards
Virginia Fastbreak @ Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat
Sunday - 1/4/2009
N.J. Lightning @ DE Destroyers
Virginia Wolverines @ Harrisburg Horizon
Week: 2
Saturday - 1/10/2009
Newark Rebels @ Alexandria Avengers
Washington Madness @ Elmira Bulldogs
Salem Mustangs @ Fairfax Nova Hawks
DE Destroyers @ Tba - Eba
Cincinnati Century @ Virginia Wolverines
Sunday - 1/11/2009
Hampton Roads Cardinals @ DE Destroyers
Cincinnati Century @ Harrisburg Horizon
Week: 3
Saturday - 1/17/2009
Alexandria Avengers @ Elmira Bulldogs
Hampton Roads Cardinals @ Virginia Wolverines
Cincinnati Century @ Washington Madness
Fairfax Nova Hawks @ Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat
Sunday - 1/18/2009
Harrisburg Horizon @ DE Destroyers
Newark Rebels @ N.J. Lightning
Alexandria Avengers @ Virginia Fastbreak
Week: 4
Saturday - 1/24/2009
Washington Madness @ Alexandria Avengers
Hampton Roads Cardinals @ Fairfax Nova Hawks
Elmira Bulldogs @ New York Wizards
Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat @ Newark Rebels
Salem Mustangs @ Virginia Wolverines
Sunday - 1/25/2009
Cincinnati Century @ DE Destroyers
Elmira Bulldogs @ Harrisburg Horizon
New York Wizards @ N.J. Lightning
Week: 5
Saturday - 1/31/2009
Salem Mustangs @ Alexandria Avengers
Hampton Roads Cardinals @ New York Wizards
Cincinnati Century @ Newark Rebels
Fairfax Nova Hawks @ Virginia Fastbreak
Washington Madness @ Virginia Wolverines
Elmira Bulldogs @ Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat
Sunday - 2/1/2009
Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat @ N.J. Lightning
Week: 6
Saturday - 2/7/2009
Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat @ Elmira Bulldogs
New York Wizards @ Newark Rebels
Fairfax Nova Hawks @ Virginia Wolverines
Hampton Roads Cardinals @ Washington Madness
Sunday - 2/8/2009
Fairfax Nova Hawks @ DE Destroyers
Harrisburg Horizon @ N.J. Lightning
Virginia Wolverines @ Virginia Fastbreak
Week: 7
Saturday - 2/14/2009
Virginia Wolverines @ Alexandria Avengers
N.J. Lightning @ New York Wizards
Hampton Roads Cardinals @ Virginia Fastbreak
Salem Mustangs @ Washington Madness
Sunday - 2/15/2009
Harrisburg Horizon @ Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat
Week: 8
Saturday - 2/21/2009
Cincinnati Century @ Elmira Bulldogs
Newark Rebels @ New York Wizards
Salem Mustangs @ Virginia Fastbreak
Fairfax Nova Hawks @ Virginia Wolverines
Alexandria Avengers @ Washington Madness
Sunday - 2/22/2009
N.J. Lightning @ Alexandria Avengers
Virginia Fastbreak @ DE Destroyers
Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat @ Harrisburg Horizon
Week: 9
Saturday - 2/28/2009
Salem Mustangs @ Newark Rebels
Cincinnati Century @ Virginia Fastbreak
Virginia Wolverines @ Washington Madness
Sunday - 3/1/2009
New York Wizards @ DE Destroyers
Alexandria Avengers @ Harrisburg Horizon
Hampton Roads Cardinals @ Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat
Week: 10
Saturday - 3/7/2009
Newark Rebels @ Elmira Bulldogs
Virginia Fastbreak @ New York Wizards
Fairfax Nova Hawks @ Washington Madness
Sunday - 3/8/2009
Wilkes-Barre Triple Threat @ DE Destroyers
N.J. Lightning @ Harrisburg Horizon
Week: 11
Saturday - 3/14/2009
Virginia Fastbreak @ Alexandria Avengers
Cincinnati Century @ Elmira Bulldogs
New York Wizards @ Fairfax Nova Hawks
N.J. Lightning @ Newark Rebels
Salem Mustangs @ Virginia Wolverines
Sunday - 3/15/2009
DE Destroyers @ Harrisburg Horizon



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Sani Becirovic makes Euroleague MVP of November - by Zeljko Zule
Slovenian guard Sani Becirovic (195-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) of Lottomatica Roma has been chosen the MVP for November by Euroleague Basketball.
November could have gone either way for Roma, which started the month with a 1-1 record. The first game was in Ljubljana against Olimpija, where Becirovic had starred for two seasons as a teenager, and where mighty Tau had survived by only a single point the previous week. Roma never let it get so close as Becirovic was everywhere in the 67-78 victory. He came off the bench early to give Roma its first lead and helped bust the game open in the second and third quarters before finishing with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Next stop for Roma was Vitoria, Spain, where Tau had lost only once in the previous three seasons and 34 Euroleague games. This time, Becirovic entered the game late, but quickly gave Roma its biggest lead and helped preserve double-digit advantages into the final quarter, when his great free throw shooting - 24 for 28, or 85%, for the month - held off a Tau rally for a 90-93 Roma victory. He finished with 23 points again, marking the first time since his 2000-01 scoring shows at Olimpija that Becirovic had surpassed 20 points in consecutive Euroleague games. To top off the month, Roma hosted Fenerbahce for a winner-take-all first-place showdown. Becirovic made his first start of the season and scored off the opening tipoff, and had 6 points by the end of the first quarter, but mostly dedicated himself to playmaking after that. It was still a three-point difference just before the final minute, but Becirovic fed a teammate for an uncontested dunk then drove through Fenerbahce's defense for the basket to seal the victory.
More: http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/39600/180


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A SUMMER CAMP OF BASKETBALL OF THE CITY OF PORT-GENTIL - by Tim Ndjiki
During three weeks, about twenty players of city basketball of Port-Gentil, Libreville and Lambarne, who stayed in the boarding school of Joseph Ambouroue High school Avaro (LIAA) reinforced their technical expertise. Some which is pupils will be kept within the club sponsored by Total Gabon, more than ever attached to the notion of sport-school. In addition to the certificates of involvement, some good school stationeries given to them.
The ASSCTG (Social for, Sports and Cultural Association of Total Gabon), in aiming for the title of Champion of Gabon the next season and is preparing its noble and legitimate ambition. It is one of the objectives at by the summer camp of 2008 organized at the Joseph Ambouroue Avaro (LIAA) high school and that knew its epilogue last weekend.
This camp has been organized to improve the technical and physical capacities of players; but also to recruit the best players who will be members of the ASSCTG club for the season 2008-2009.
The new president of this club, Mathurin MENGUE BIBANG who replaced Mr Marc Antoine IGONDJO, is also a former basketball player and ex-president of Gabonese Basket ball Federation (1992-1996); he privileged recruitment of players who attend school.
The new president wishes that all sportsmen of his ASSCTG club have a reassuring future as they while going to school play basketball. Total Gabon that is the main sponsor put all for the school success of these young basketball players of ASSCTG. The president Mathurin MENGUE BIBANG also asked his technical staff to occupy the first ranks in the federal competitions with a fair - play spirit.
At the time of this summer 2008 camp the gymnasium of the ASSCTG, a match gala opposed the selection of the basketball camp to the one of the city of Port-Gentil.The selection of Port-Gentil won the game on the score of 78 to 77. This official reception has been heightened by the presence of Mrs. Sylvie KOTHA, President of the Gabonese Basketball Federation.


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ProB Round: 10 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Speyer - Ehingen 73-84
Speyer lost to Ehingen 73:84 in the Regular Season Round 10. Standhardinger Christian was unstoppable with 41 points and 13 rebounds. Harris Elias top-scored for the hosts with 25 points and 10 boards.

proveo Merl. - Freiburg 54-77
Freiburg had a 77:54 road win over proveo Merlins behind 20 points from Petric Marin. Jeka Lee had 17 points and Harke Sebastian netted 16. Brooks Sean brought 14 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

Osnabrueck - Hannover 113-88
Gunther Philip had 21 points and McDuffie Dimitry brought 20 for Osnabrueck in a 113:88 victory over Hannover. Prasuhn Jan-Peter produced 21 points and 8 rebounds for the guests.

Franken Hexer - Mainz 76-90
Franken Hexer was beaten by Mainz 76:90 as Zuiderveen Mike shined with 33 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Schneider Dominik collected 14 points and 10 boards in defeat, while three other players netted 12.

B'guessbach - Herten 61-70
Herten improved to 8-2 record after the home win over B'guessbach 70:61. Johnson Gary top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Chones Kendall collected 17 points and 16 boards. Stafford Isaak ended up with 24 points for the hosts.

Stahnsdorf - Landshut 101-74
Stahnsdorf had no difficulties against Landshut 101:74. Clark Jonathan led the winners with 23 points and Balga Stephan followed him with 20. Forchion Tamal finished the night with 22 points for the visitors.

Wolfenbuettel - SU Braunsch. 89-91
Wolfenbuettel lost to SU Braunschweig 89:91 at home on November 29th. Jenkins Ivan brought the victory for the guests with 41 points. Theis Frank resisted for the home side with 29 points and 5 rebounds.

Rhoendorf - Telemotive 90-78
Rhoendorf is perfect with 10-0 record outscoring Telemotive 90:78. Lange Johannes led the winners 32 points, whilst Rojik Christopher had a triple-double with 20 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists. Stemler Lance ended up with 24 points in defeat.



2. Bundesliga Pro B: Statistical leaders - by Moritz Korff

After 10 games played in this current season, let's take a look at the statistical leaders of the 2. Bundesliga Pro B:

Efficiency Rating per game ((PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK) - ((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TO)) / G:
1. Christopher Rojik (200-F-74, college: Holy Cross) - Rhoendorf: 25.0
2. Mike Zuiderveen (206-C-84, college: Saginaw Valley) - Mainz: 24.0
3. Kendall Chones (201-F-84, college: Colgate) - Herten: 20.3
4. Christian Standhardinger (201-F-89) - Ehingen: 20.0
5. Gary Johnson (188-G-82, college: Cent.Florida) - Herten: 19.9
5. Gabriel Moore (185-G-85) - Rhoendorf: 19.9
7. Davon Roberts (198-F, college: Azusa Pacific) - Braunschweig: 19.3
8. Frank Theis (200-C-82) - Wolfenbuettel: 19.0
9. Johnnie Bryant (183-G-85, college: Utah) - Muenchen: 18.9
10. Phillip Sellers (196-F-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: St.Rose (NY)) - Freiburg: 18.8

Points per game:
1. John Griffin (183-G-85, college: Bucknell) - Crailsheim: 25.7
2. Anish Sharda (191-G-82, college: St.Mary) - Mainz: 21.4
2. Johnnie Bryant - Muenchen: 21.4
4. Connor Whitman (186-G-85, college: Occidental) - Wolfenbuettel: 20.5
5. Christopher Rojik - Rhoendorf: 20.4
6. Mike Zuiderveen - Mainz: 20.3
7. Christian Standhardinger - Ehingen: 20.2
8. Lee Jeka (187-G-83) - Freiburg: 19.8
9. Gary Johnson - Herten: 19.7
10. Gabriel Moore - Rhoendorf: 19.3

Rebounds per game:
1. Mike Zuiderveen - Mainz: 13.4
2. Christopher Rojik - Rhoendorf: 10.0
3. Frank Theis - Wolfenbuettel: 8.9
4. Kendall Chones - Herten: 8.6
5. Mirko Virijevic (201-F-81, college: Freed-Hardeman) - Landshut: 8.3

Assists per game:
1. Horace Wormely (168-G-83, college: Vanguard) - Landshut: 7.2
2. Gabriel Moore - Rhoendorf: 5.7
3. Henje Knopke (193-G/F-85) - Wolfenbuettel: 5.6
4. Sebastian Kling (193-G-84) - Crailsheim: 5.2
5. Anish Sharda - Mainz: 4.9
5. Achmadschah Zazai (177-G-86, agency: Heinrich Sports) - Muenchen: 4.9

Steals per game:
1. Anish Sharda - Mainz: 3.8
2. Henje Knopke - Wolfenbuettel: 3.4
3. Gary Johnson - Herten: 3.2
4. Tim Modersitzki (197-F-85, agency: Heinrich Sports) - Stahnsdorf: 2.8
5. Casey Holt (196-G-85, college: N.Alabama) - Hannover: 2.2

5. Achmadschah Zazai - Muenchen: 2.2


Blocked shots per game:
1. Philipp Neumann (206-C-92) - Franken Hexer: 1.8
2. Henning Gutt (203-C-78) - Muenchen: 1.4
3. Casey Holt - Hannover: 1.2
4. Jurgen Malbeck (215-C-74, college: Tyrone T.) - Rhoendorf: 1.0
4. Elias Harris (200-F-89) - Rhoendorf: 1.0
5. Davon Roberts - Braunschweig: 0.9


Courtesy of www.zweitebasketballbundesliga.de
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Vote the 2009 Bundesliga Allstars! - by Moritz Korff
The 2009 Bundesliga Allstar-Game takes place January 17 in Mannheim. Which players will make the starting line-ups of the North and the South? It's up to you! You can now vote for your favorite players on the Bundesliga website: http://www.basketball-bundesliga.de/linkit.php?menuid=827&topmenu=542&keepmenu=inactive
You can also pick a player out of 16 candidates who you think should go to the start in the dunking contest: http://www.basketball-bundesliga.de/form/index.php?menuid=824&topmenu=542&keepmenu=inactive


2. Bundesliga Pro A: Statistical leaders - by Moritz Korff
After ten games played in this current season, let's take a look at the statistical leaders of the 2. Bundesliga Pro A:

Efficiency Rating per game ((PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK) - ((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TO)) / G
1. Adam Baumann (203-C/F-81, college: Youngstown St.) - Kirchheim: 23.0
2. Kyle Jeffers (206-C-85, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Oregon St.) - Langen: 20.1
3. Gary Hamilton (208-F/C-84, college: Miami, FL) - Bayreuth: 19.9
4. Jannik Freese (208-F/C-86) - Lich: 19.8
5. Dan Oppland (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Valparaiso) - Bayreuth: 17.9
6. Cory Abercrombie (201-F/C-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Pittsburg St.) - Schalke: 17.8
7. Dustin Pfeifer (173-G-83, college: Findlay (OH)) - Chemnitz: 17.7
7. Justin Howard (208-C-81, college: Mercer) - Karlsruhe: 17.7
9. Nate Gerwig (206-F/C-83, college: Kent St.) - Chemnitz: 17.6
10. Drew Williamson (183-G-84, college: ODU) - Jena: 17.3

Points per game:
1. Brandon Watkins (182-G-81, college: Penn St.) - Cuxhaven: 22.3
2. Adam Baumann - Kirchheim: 21.4
3. Jannik Freese - Lich: 21.2
4. Melvin Hall (183-G-85, college: S.Indiana) - Schalke: 19.2
5. Dan Oppland - Bayreuth: 18.6
6. Alexander Seggelke (198-F-79, agency: LimeLight) - Jena: 17.8
7. Kelvin Parker (183-G-82, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: NW Missouri St.) - Muenchen: 17.5
8. Robin Benzing (208-F-89) - Langen: 16.8
9. Oliver Komarek (208-C/F-86) - Heidelberg - 16.5
9. Dustin Pfeifer - Chemnitz: 16.5

Rebounds per game:
1. Justin Howard - Karlsruhe: 10.5
2. Kyle Jeffers - Langen: 10.1
3. Adam Baumann - Kirchheim: 10.0
4. Gary Hamilton - Bayreuth: 9.4
5. Johnnie Gilbert (203-F-82, agency: Heinrich Sports, college: Oklahoma) - MBC: 8.8

Assists per game:
1. Japhet McNeil (183-G-85, college: Bridgeport) - Heidelberg: 5.5
2. Chase Griffin (188-G-83, college: Pepperdine) - Hagen: 5.4
3. Dustin Pfeifer - Chemnitz: 5.1
4. Drew Williamson - Jena: 4.4
4. Clifford Crawford (192-G-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) - Kirchheim: 4.4

Steals per game:
1. Japhet McNeil - Heidelberg: 2.8
1. Drew Williamson - Jena: 2.8
3. Dustin Pfeifer - Chemnitz: 2.6
4. Gordon Scott (195-G/F-76, agency: Court Side, college: Idaho) - Kirchheim: 2.4
5. Clifford Crawford - Kirchheim: 2.2

Blocked shots per game:
1. Aaron Fleetwood (206-F-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Delaware St.) - Hagen: 1.5
2. Edward Seward (206-C-78, college: Norfolk St.) - Cuxhaven: 1.4
3. Ethan Shaw (203-F-83, college: Detroit Mercy) - Essen: 1.3
3. Gary Hamilton - Bayreuth: 1.3
5. Cory Abercrombie - Schalke: 1.2

Courtesy of www.zweitebasketballbundesliga.de
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Robert "Hollywood Globetrotter" Turner(Koeln 99ers) Interview - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Hey Robert Turner (206-C-82, college: Pepperdine), thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. You played the last three years for the Harlem Globetrotters. Why did you decide to come to Germany?

I was with the Globetrotters for three years and I felt it was time to try something new in life. The Globetrotters was a great experience. I saw a lot of the world and had fun doing it. But I wanted to get back to the competitive side of basketball which I had missed the last years. The 99ers gave me an opportunity to showcase my talents and i'm very thankful for that.

This is your first season abroad in Europe. How do you like Cologne?

Cologne is a great city. I have been here before with the Globetrotters so I am pretty familiar with a few things around here. What I like most about being here are the people and the restaurants. You can eat something different everyday which is good. And they have an American movie theater here.


Is their a special place in the city where you like to hang out? How Americanized is Cologne?

Here are a lot of places for me to go in this city but when I want to get away and just hang out.The best place is my apartment. Very quiet and I have everything I need there.


What makes the Cologne 99er organization so special?

The 99ers organization is so special because they are all about their players. They want the best for us and they make sure we are well taken care of. And as a player that is very important that you feel comfortable in the work place.

The team has had a slow start going 3-7 so far. What are the biggest problems with the team?

We are off to a slow start and I think our biggest problem is just finishing the game. We had plenty of opportunities to win the ball game, but we let it slip out of our hands with simple mistakes.

Besides the slow start of the club, how is the team chemistry? There are guys from six different countries on the roster.

The team chemistry is very good. We work well together in practice and it shows on the court. Even with 6 different countries represented on the team. We have one common goal and that is to play well and win.

Jamon Gordon has been a key signing. How important has he been and what will he give to the team?

The signing of Jamon Gordon was good for our team because he brings court leadership, good work ethic, and Defense which we need at the point guard position. He brings a lot to the table can be a problem for other teams on offense and defense.


With coach Drasko Prodanovic, you have an old school type of coach. How is your relationship with him and what have you learned from him?

Drasko is a good coach and teaches his players a lot. During practice he will explain every situation so you understand and when the situation happens in the game you know what to do. He stresses the fundamentals and hard work and expects a lot out of us. My relationship with him is good along with all the other coaches. They just want us to play and have fun.

You are a very athletic center, but you dont really seem like a typical kind of center. How would you describe your play on the court?

I am listed as a center because of my height I guess. But I have not played center since high school. My natural position is the three or small forward. I play the wing and inside as well. I just like to get out and run, get a dunk and let the crowd go wild. Thats my game. Leave the crowd with a memory of me doing something spectacular.

Yassin Idbhi finally signed with Cologne. But now suddenly he left to play in France. Were you surprised by this move and who will fill in the gap for him?

I was very surprised when I found out Yassin was leaving. But it is a business and he had to do what was best for him. He left a big gap for us to fill but that just means our team has to pick it up a little more. Not just one person. The whole group.

Your from California. What was your childhood like?

My childhood was good growing up. I grew up around positive people who encouraged me to be the best I can be at whatever I chose to do in life. My family were and still are my biggest supporters and I think that is why I have been successful so far in life.

Who were your Basketball idols growing up?

Being from Los Angeles, my idol was Magic Johnson. But Jordan is who I wanted to be like. What kid that liked basketball didn't want to be Jordan. Everything he did, I would go to the park the next day and try it. It didn't really work for me but it was fun trying it out.

You went to Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Too start, a student cant really expect a more beautiful campus than at Pepperdine. What are your nicest memories of life at school?

My memories of life at Pepperdine are great. Not many people can say they can walk across the street and go to the beach whenever you wanted to go. We would have workouts every now and then on the beach and then play football after. It was great. Not to mention to see famous people left and right walking around our campus. Pamela Anderson and Adam Sandler were regulars there.

You played three years for the famous basketball team Harlem Globetrotters. Do you have to pass a special test or how do you become a member of this team?

There wasn't a special process to join the Globetrotters. Like any other pro team they go out and look for talented ball players. But not only do you have to be a good ball player you have to be a good person too. You are dealing with a lot of kids and you have to be a positive role model for them.

What are your nicest memories as a Harlem Globetrotter?

I have tons of memories from the past three years. But the traveling and seeing the world sticks out the most. I can say I have seen well over 50 countries. Close to 70. Not many people can say that. And where ever we went people knew who we were. In the States and in different countries and that was a nice feeling. They always had positive things to say about us.

What would you like to do after your Basketball career?

My plan after playing basketball is to retire and hopefully open a restaurant somewhere in California near the beach.

Thanks Robert for the chat! Good luck this season!


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Panathinaikos rookie center Shermadini surprised people around - by Alex Gianaris
On last Saturday, Panathinaikos easily beat Egaleo at their home court and at the end of the 3rd quarter coach Zeljko Obradovic put youngster player in his roster on the court. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) adjusted the rhythm of the game shortly and got his first defensive rebound. In the offense, Georgian young giant got the ball from Adrew Nicholas (191-G-81, college: Maryland) after the pick n roll and suddenly he made Vince Carter style dunk on Andrae Patterson (204-F/C-75, college: Indiana), power forward with NBA, Euroleague and ACB experience. Later on he got one offensive rebound and made another nice slam dunk as well.

As for a background, started playing basketball in January 2005, when he was 16 years old. Despite his brief playing experience, he became top international player in his age category, also ranked by DraftExpress.com in the summer of 2008. His stats on U20 European Championships 2008 all together appeared highest ever (21.5ppg, 10.5rpg, 3.7bpg, FGP 73.8%). A lot NBA scouts are considering Giorgi Shermadini as a lottery pick on NBA Draft.


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ZZ Leiden sign Toon van Helfteren as new Head-coach - by Fred Roggen
Today, the management of ZZ Leiden announced that they have signed Toon Van Helfteren as their new Head-coach. Former Dutch NT-Coach Van Helfteren has signed a contract for the rest of this season with a option for the 2009-2010 season.
The first task of Van Helfteren is rescuing ZZ Leiden season and try to reach the Play-offs. He is starting of today with the training and does everything possible to prepare the team both mentally and physically for the game against ROtterdam this coming Thursday.


Eredivisie Round: 14 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Aris Friesland - Amsterdam 76-78
In Leeuwarden, Eclipse Jet/MyGuide caps off a busy week thanks to a game-winning layup in the last seconds by lead guard Tamien Trent, helping the defending Dutch champions escape with a 78-76 win over Aris Friesland. *More comments for this game already posted in previous news by the local correspondent Sanders Jackson

West-Brabant - Landstede 74-78
In Bergen-op-Zoom, Landstede Basketball made their long return trip to Zwolle seem a little shorter, cooling off previously hot West-Brabant Giants 78-74. *More comments for this game already posted in previous news by the local correspondent Sanders Jackson

ZZ Leiden - Upstairs Weert 67-57
In Leiden, ZZ Leiden finally got the monkey off its back, snapping a league-worst 10 game losing streak with a 67-57 win over Upstairs Weert. *More comments for this game already posted in previous news by the local correspondent Sanders Jackson

M.Magix - Hanzev.Cpt 104-94
In the Horstacker, Matrixx Magixx dug themselves in a 1st half hole vs. Hanzevast Capitals, but a big 3rd quarter gave them the boost they needed, going on to cruise to an 104-94 win. *More comments for this game already posted in previous news by the local correspondent Sanders Jackson

Eiff.Towers - Den Helder 102-66
In the last game of Round 14, Eiffel Towers smashed Den Helder in Den Bosch with plus 36. Taron Downey shined for the winning squad collecting 20 points and 5 assists. Dean Oliver and Jerome Beasley helped with 15 points each. James Duffey responded nailing 14 pts for the loosing side. Eiffel Towers improved on 9-4, while Den Helder dropped on 3-9.


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KR still winning & Njardvik won the rival game - by Einar Johannsson
KR kept the run, beating Tindastoll up north last night 70-96 after being down 10 first half. Second hallf they had more tempo in the game which Tindastoll could not cope with and a convincing win at the end. Jon Stefansson (195-G-82) with big game, scoring 30 pts, shooting the ball great and also solid performance from Jakob Sigurdarson (192-G-82, college: Birmingham Souther) and Helgi Magnusson (198-G/F-82, college: Catawba). Allan Fall (182-G-81) leading scorer for Tindastoll with 17 pts. KR goes 9-0 with this win and it looks they will go without loosing game into holidays.

Njardvik & Keflavik is always a war. Last night hometeam Njardvik looked more ready for the fight and they played great teamball first half, giving them 15 pts lead at half time. They kept going second half making the lead 31 pts (64-33) late 3rd quarter. Keflavik came strong at the end of the quarter with full court press and started looking like themselfs in 4th quarter where they played aggressive D and were shooting the ball better. Last 2 minutes were exciting and lead down to 1 point with a few sec left but Njardvik made their free throws and won 77-75 after a great comeback from Keflavik.
Sverir Sverrisson (186-G-75) only player for Keflavik that played solid through out. He had 25 pts and kept the Keflavik team ailive for a long period. Gunnar Stefansson (189-G-79) with a good performance off the bench and Hordul Vilhjalmsson (-G-88) had great second half after a disapointed first one (17 pts, 15 seconc half).
Logi Gunnarsson (190-G-81, agency: CAA Sports) had 19 pts for hometeam and Magnus Gunnarsson (184-G-81) had 16 against his old team. Hjortur Einarsson (194-F-89) (12 pts) and Saevar Saevarsson (190-F-81) (9 pts) had a big role first half giving Njardvik that good lead. Njardvik now 5-4 just like Keflavik, sitting in 4th and 5th place in the league.

Skallagrimur came pretty close to winning first game of the season last night. Thor Ak was visiting and final score 71-74 where Igor Beljanski (201-C-78, college: Chaminade) had 24 pts & 10 reb and young Sigurdur Thorarinsson had very good game with 18 pts & 14 reb. As usual Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) had good game for Thor, scoring 24 pts and grabbing 9 reb. Thor without key player Odinn Asgeirsson but solid performance from Baldur Ingi Jonasson (178-G-72) (14 pts) who was not shy to shoot against the zone from Borgarnes (4/12 3pt FG). Thor Ak in 7th place with 4-5 record but Skallagrimur 0-9 still looking for that first win.

3 more games tonight; Grindavik will play Snaefell while we have two big games in the bottom 5; FSu vs IR and Stjarnan vs Breidablik.


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Premier L. Round: 6 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Ramat Gan - Kiryat Ata 85-82
Ramat Gan celebrated the initial victory in the league topping Kiryat Ata 85:82. Myles Anthony paced all the winners with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Burns Draelon scored 17 points for the guests as other five players from his team reached the double digits.

Bnei Hasharon - Givat Shmuel 79-68
Bnei Hasharon jumped to 4-2 record beating Givat Shmuel 79:68 at home. Tapiro Meir had 21 points for the winners and Belcher Segado nailed 18. Hall Jermaine ended up with 19 points for the visitors.

Maccabi T-A - Ashkelon 99-75
Maccabi Tel Aviv improved to 5-1 to catch up with two other leaders. The Euroleague representative overcame Ashkelon 99:75 on the first day on December. Arroyo Carlos led the winners with 22 points and 10 assists, while Brown Marcus netted 19. Turner Rahshon notched 16 points for the visiting team.

Galil Gilboa - Rishon LZ 86-63
Galil Gilboa improved to 5-1 record on top after demolishing Rishon LZ 86:63. Randle Brain top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Roberts Brian had 16. Conley Robert produced 19 points for the visiting team.

Macc.Haifa - Ironi Nahariya 71-61
Mizrachi Moshe paced Maccabi Haifa over Ironi Nahariya with 17 points in a 71:61 victory. McGhee Aaron posted 14 in defeat and Washam Tony followed him with 13.

Hapoel Holon - Jerusalem 81-91
Jerusalem is another team on top with 5-1 record after a road win over Hapoel Holon 81:91. Naimi Yuval poured in 27 points and Bowers Timothy notched 15. Flores Luis finished the night with 22 points in defeat.



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Legadue, Market News:Enel Brindisi signed Gioulekas - by Antonello Varallo
Enel Brindisi announced the agreement with Sotiris Gioulekas (202-F-79). He is a very experienced player, a very good shooter who goes well 1-on-1. At the beginning of this season he was signed by Basket Napoli, and he was free agent after the team folded. Last year, he played with Prima Veroli, ending the season with an average of 15 points in 29 games. In his Italian career, he also played with Capo d'Orlando and Virtus Bologna. He is a former player of Greek U22 National Team.

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BJ League Round: 15 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Rizing - 89ers 81-95
Sendai 89ers bounced back after 75:79 loss and beat Rizing in Regular Season Round 15 81:95 away from home. St.Preux Bobby paced all the winners with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Parker Michael collected 23 points and 11 boards in defeat.

Lakestars - Broncos 69-83
Broncos also grabbed the win in the second appearance against Lakestars 83:69. Warren Reginald led the way with 29 points and 13 boards, while Horne Steve had 28 points. Rourke Ryan produced 23 points in the losing effort.

Evessa - Phoenix 85-74
Evessa double the success over Phoenix and in game 2 had 85:74 over them. Washington Lynn shined with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Gardener Michael finished the night with 16 points and 12 assists in defeat.

Grouses - Heat Devils 62-66
Heat Devils survived also in another game against Grouses and beat them 66:62. Price Jefferey dominated the court with 31 points and 17 rebounds. Woodyard Terrence had 23 points and 10 boards in defeat.

Apache - Golden Kings 86-80
Apache proved the superiority also in the second game and won over Golden Kings 86:80. Humphrey John top-scored for the winners with 24 points, while Ayer Chris ended up with 27 points and 10 caroms in the losing effort.



JBL Round: 10 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Mitsubishi - Panasonic 77-95
Panasonic won the first game over Mitsubishi 77:95 away from home. Nagayama Makoto led the winners with 23 points, while Custis Ace nailed 18. Thomas Carl ended up with 14 points in the losing effort.

Hitachi S. - Tochigi Brex 71-57
Hitachi overcame Tochigi Brex 71:57 on November 29th behind 26 points and 10 rebounds from Rice Lamar. Takeuchi Joji followed him with 21 points and 10 boards, while Kawamura Takuya top-scored for the guests with 12 points.

Aishin - Hokkaido 101-71
Aishin edged Hokkaido 101:71 on November 30st to improve to 12-4 on top. Takeuchi Kosuke paced all the winners with 22 points and 16 rebounds, while Young David added 21. Lewis Jai came off the bench to score 14 points for the guests.

Mitsubishi - Panasonic 88-68
Mitsubishi revenged for the first loss over Panasonic and produced 88:68 in the second appearance. Kajimaya Shingo poured in 20 points and Sato Takuya scored 19. Kinoshita Hiroyuki led the Trains with 15 points.

Hitachi S. - Tochigi Brex 61-77
Tochigi Brex won the second game over Hitachi 77:61. Kawamura Takuya brought the victory for the visitors nailing 41 points. Rice Lamar ended up with 21 points in the losing effort.

Toshiba - Toyota 72-83
Toshiba lost the first appearance to Toyota 72:83. Takahashi Michael produced 20 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Watanabe Takuma had 18. Ishizaki Takumi finished the night with 17 points for the home side.

Toshiba - Toyota 102-104
Toshiba lost also the second game to Toyota 102:104 and sent them to 9-7 record. Takahashi Michael and Shonaka Takeki combined 47 points to lead all the winners. Violette Cory collected 29 points and 15 rebounds for the hosts and Ishizaki Takumi scored 26.

Aishin - Hokkaido 95-64
Aishin topped Hokkaido 95:64 on November 29th. Six players reached the double digits as Young David and Takeuchi Kosuke led all of them with 16 points each. Lewis Jai ended up with 12 points for the visitors.



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Moore Helps Evergreen State Geoducks Win in First Tournament Game - by Stephan Ditgens
LEWISTON, Idaho - Turning up the defensive pressure in the final 10 minutes, Evergreen shut down Lewis-Clark State to claim a 71-62 win in the opening round of the Cannon's Building Materials Center Tournament at the LCSC Activity Center on Friday night.

Great Falls, 3-7 overall, will take on Evergreen, 2-1, at 5:30 p.m Saturday followed by Northwestern Oklahoma State, 4-4, against Lewis-Clark State, 3-2, at 7:30 p.m.

Evergreen beat LCSC for the second straight season by using a combination of its quickness and defense.

The Geoducks led for most of the first half, but LCSC rallied and took its first lead of the game at 21-20. The contest then went back-and-forth before Evergreen nabbed a 31-30 halftime advantage.

The second half was more of the same as the two teams exchanged leads. LCSC shot 56 percent in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, which enabled it to take a 49-47 lead at the 10:04 mark.

The Warriors, however, hit only 4-of-17 shots (23.5 percent) down the stretch and one was a 3-pointer by Brian Duckworth as time expired. That cold shooting, along with a couple of turnovers and a few missed free throws, put LCSC in a hole it couldn't get out of. The Warriors finished the game just 23-of-59 from the field for 39 percent.

Included in that statistic was LCSC's 1-of-13 performance from the 3-point line, which is 7.7 percent accuracy. It would have been zero percent if Duckworth hadn't made the shot at the buzzer.

That dismal shooting also carried over to the foul line for LCSC where it was only 15-of-28 for 53.6 percent. Evergreen, which has struggled as a team from the field this season, did not shoot all that well either from the field and were 14-of-20 at the foul line. The Geoducks were 26-of-58 from the field, 44.8 percent, and 5-of-16 from the arc, 31.3 percent.

The Geoducks tried to push the ball, but had problems with LCSC's defense and committed 23 turnovers, compared to 16 for LCSC.

Nick Moore led all scorers with 27 points for the Geoducks. He made 11-of-16 shots from the field and also had nine rebounds, five assists and one steal.

The Geoducks needed a big night from Moore because the team's two leading scorers had their problems.

Guard Nathan Menefee finished with 12 points, including 10 in the second half, but was just 4-of-17 from the field. Steve Trotter was saddled in foul trouble all night and only had two points in eight minutes. John Levi added 12 points for Evergreen, while Julio Feliciano had a game-high 10 rebounds and helped the Geoducks to a 46-34 edge on the boards.

Duckworth led the Warriors with 18 points and six rebounds. He also collected two steals. Drew Allen added 13 points, while Curtis Allen had three steals and five rebounds, but only six points.

LCSC played the game without starting guard JR Gordon, who is having problems with his back. Gordon may also sit out Saturday night's game. LCSC's bench did outscore Evergreen bench 27-9 and also scored 16 points off of turnovers.


source: www.evergreen.edu


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NBA Round: 34 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Trail Blazers - Pistons 96-85
LaMarcus Aldridge delivered 27 points for Portland Trail Blazers helping them to beat Detroit Pistons on the road 96-85. Brandon Roy followed him adding 19 points and 5 assists. Richard Hamilton responded netting 18 points for the hosts. With this victory Portland jumped on 12-6, while the Pistons dropped on 10-6.

Bulls - 76ers 103-92
Chicago Bulls celebrated at the Wachovia Center improving on 8-9 record. Ben Gordon stepped up with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Drew Gooden also shined collecting 20 points and 12 boards. Elton Brand had almost the same digits for the 76ers, 21 points and 12 rebounds. His team currently has 7-10.

Rockets - Nuggets 94-104
Chauncey Billups once again demonstrated nice performance for Denver Nuggets them it to 12th victory this season. Billups spent 40 minutes on the court nailing 28 points and dishing out 10 assists. Ming Yao was better than the others in defeat registering 18 points and 11 boards. Houston is on 11-7 now.

Nets - Suns 117-109
Another win by the visiting teams today. This time the New Jersey Nets outplayed Phoenix Suns thanks to Devin Harris, who poured in amazing 47 points! At the same time he had 7 more rebounds and 8 assists. Vince Carter helped adding 28 points and 5 assists. Amare Stoudemire and Steve Nash answered with 51 points together, including 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Nets 9-7, Suns 11-7.

Raptors - Lakers 99-112
LA Lakers continue with impressive performance this season moving up on almost perfect 14-1 record. On the other side Toronto Raptors fell on 8-8. Pau Gasol top-scored for the winners with 24 points, also including 9 rebounds. Kobe Bryant had one point less but with 5 boards and 7 assists. The Raptors got 19 points from Anthony Parker.



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1Liga Round: 13 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Prokom II - Stal SW 77-74
Prokom II overcame Stal SW 77:74 in Regular Season Round 13. Zamojski Przemyslaw led the winners with 24 points, whilst Hrycaniuk Adam collected massive 17 points and 25 rebounds. Partyka Rafal ended up with 23 points in defeat.

Big Star - LKS Lodz 87-80
Big Star improved to 10-3 on the second position after defeating LKS Lodz 87:80. Pacocha Lukasz was a hero of the game with 38 points for the winners. Nogalski Tomasz produced 18 points for the guests.

MOSiR Kr. - AZS AWF K-ce 85-74
MOSiR enjoys the top position with 11-2 record after the win over AZS AWF Katowice 85:74. Pluta Piotr paced the winners with 25 points and Salamonik Marcin followed him with 18. Piotrkowski Mariusz finished the night with 19 points in defeat, whilst Donigiewicz Artur had 17.

Siarka T. - Sokol L. 66-59
Krupa Bartosz paced Siarka over Sokol in a 66:59 home win with 18 points. Mroczek-Truskowski Adrian brought the visitors 17 points, while Dubiel Bartosz and Szurlej Jaroslaw had 10 each.

Znicz Basket - MMKS DG 68-82
Znicz Basket was defeated by MMKS DG 68:82. Basinski Radoslaw poured in 19 points and Szczypka Lukasz had 16 points for the winners. Dloniak Jakub produced 26 points in the losing effort.

AZS Kalisz - Sudety JG 67-76
AZS Kalisz lost to Sudety JG 67:76 as Wojdyla Tomasz and Niesobski Rafal led the winners with 12 points each. Buczyniak Slawomir top-scored for the hosts and in the game with 15 points.

Resovia - Zastal ZG 61-74
Wiekiera Pawel produced 20 points and 10 boards as his Zastal ZG had a road 61:74 victory over Resovia. Malecki Grzegorz ended up with 21 points in the losing effort.

Zubry - Polonia 2011 87-78
Zubry topped Polonia 2011 87:78 at home behind 17 points from Kulikowski Rafal. Zakrzewski,Kamil nailed 15, whilst Misiewicz Andrzej and Konare Brahim had 14 each. Karwowski Leszek scored 22 points for the visitors.



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LPB Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
CAB - Academica 73-70
CAB Madeira used a terrific display from Jason Smith to knock down Academica at home court. Smith nailed game-high 27 points and ensured the ninth win for CAB in the season. Mario Goncalves added 14 points and 6 boards for the winners. Fernando Sousa responded with 18 points for Academica. Anthony Williams had 13 points in the loss.

AD Vagos - Benfica 82-85
Benfica maintained their perfect record as they extended the win count to 10. Today they outscored AD Vagos 85:82 on the road. Sergio Ramos nailed 20 points, while Seth Doliboa added 19 points and 11 boards to lead the winners. Ricardo Hill answered with 23 points and 9 boards for Vagos as they fell at 7-4 record.

Ovarense - VSC Guimar. 81-75
Ovarense stayed in the third place as they registered the ninth win in eleven games played. John Waller scored 21 points and Ovarense held off Guimaraes at home court. Rui Mota and Mario Fernandes had 11 points each for the winning team. Louis Graham and Donte Minter secured 19 points apiece in the loss.

Porto Ferpinta - Ginasio 80-67
Porto Ferpinta overcame Ginasio for the sixth win in the tournament. Nuno Marcal led the way with 25 points, while Christian Burns added 16 points and 13 boards for the winners. Joao Manuel had 23 points for Ginasio in defeat.



Blanks comes to Vitoria - by Luis Rocha
Vitoria has hired another foreign player, and this time they went to a point guard that 2 years ago played greatly in portuguese basketball. Julian Blanks (188-G-80, college: La Salle) is the guy. Vitoria is having some problems in position 1 and maybe now they can fix that with this great player. Blanks played last year in France (Por B) and get 14ppg, and 6 apg, even better then when he played in Portugal. High hopes certainly in Vitoria, but they have to stand close of their foreign players, Willie Taylor (197-G-80, college: Va Commonwealth) was also a player that played greatly in Portugal, but things didnt grt right for him this time....

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Carlos Arroyo shines in Maccabi win - by Luis Ramirez
With 22 points to lead the way for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Carlos Arroyo had an excellent game as Maccabi defeated Eldan Ashkelon 99-75. Arroyo played a total of 22 minutes, making 3 out of 3 from 2 point range and making 5 out of 8 from 3 point range. Carlos also had 10 assists to go along with 3 steals; Carlos also made 1 out of 1 from the free throw line. This win was big for Maccabi as they now are tied for 1st place in the Israel League. Maccabi is now tied with Gali Gilboa and Jerusalem who also sport 5 wins and 1 loss. Arroyo's next game will be on December 7th when Maccabi faces Rishon LZ.

Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Florida Intern.)


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Serbian B league, round 9: FMP II on the top of Serbian B league, Radnicki, Crnokosa and Vojvodina won at home - by Zoran Popovic
KK Sloboda Uzice-FMP II Beograd 75-90 (19-29, 15-22, 22-26, 22-15)

Young FMP team is still on the top of Serbian B league, this time they beat KK Sloboda Uzice Uzice. FMP was dominate team during the all match, except first couple of minutes of the first quarter and in the fourth quarter, when the domestic players were equal rival. The most efficient player in FMP II Beograd was Dejan Musli with 21 points and Zivanovic with 17 points. Better then others in KK Sloboda Uzice was Perisic who scored 14 points and Bakralcic who add 13 points.

KK Sloboda Uzice: Tasic 2, Malesevic 7, Bodic 8, Obucina 4, Zaric 12, Petronijievic 5, Periic 14, Djokic 10, Panic 4, Bukvic, Bakraclic 13.
FMP II Beograd: Dimic 7, Djokic 2, Milutinovic 5, Subotic 15, Lukovic 3, Markovic 6, Zivanovic 16, Vukasovic 2, P.Stamenkovic 8, Smiljanic 5, S.Stamenkovic, Musli 21.

Radnicki Obrenovac-Mladost Cacak 77-67 (27-19, 9-14, 22-14, 19-20)

In small derby of Srbian B league Radnicki Obrenovac Obrenovac was better then Mladost Cacak Cacak. Domination of domestic players started from the beginning of the match and advantage of +8 at the end of first quarter. Guest from Cacak made small break in the second quarter and half time was finished 36-33. In the third period of the match Radnicki Obrenovac again made serie of +8 which was enough to finished match routinely. Boricic (15 points), Koprivica (14 points) and Jevtic (13 points) led Radnicki Obrenovac and the best role in Mladost Cacak showed Gemaljevic (20 points) and Dukanac (13 points).

Radnicki Obrenovac: Ljubas 2, Radojicic 10, Colic 3, Huskic 2, Nastic 9, Jevtic 13, Koprivica 14, Boricic 15, Kolasinac, Jovanovic 7, Janjusevic.
Mladost Cacak: Terzic 6, Azanjac 11, Vojinovic 10, Tresac, Rakovic 3, Papic 4, Gemaljevic 20, Marinkovic, Dukanac 13, Todorovic, Grcic, Jakovljevic.

KK Crnokosa Kosjeric-OKK Vrbas Carnex 73-56 (21-14, 15-18, 19-8, 17-16)

KK Crnokosa Kosjeric: Rakic 9, Nikic, Djurovic, Puzic 11, Cvijic, Vasiljevic, Vukosaljevic 16, Bircevic 13, Vasovic, Kovac 12, Belic 1, Mirkovic 11.
OKK Vrbas Carnex: Doknic, Perunovic, Bajic 16, Vojvodic, M.Popovic, Zvijer, Matic 3, Ma.Popovic 17, Pap 2, Markovic 13, Novakovic, Vujicic 5.

KK Crnokosa Kosjeric made and fourth won this season. Guests from Vrbas was better only in second period of the match, but domestic players continued with domination in the second half of the match. For the winners Vasiljevic scored 16 points, Bircevic 13 points, Kovac 12 points and Mirkovic 11 points. For Vrbas Popovic scored 17 points and Bajic 16 points, but that wasnt enough for stronger resistance.

KK Vojvodina-Crvena Zvezda 2nd team 103-94 (29-24, 19-30, 34-23, 21-17)

Tha match played in Novi Sad was full of turn overs. Young KK Vojvodina team better started match, more aggresive then guests from Belgrade. But in the second quarter Crvena Zvezda 2nd team answer much stronger then in the first period and finished first half with +6 (48-54). KK Vojvodina again made break in the third and fourth quarter finished match which was enough to won their sixth match this season. The most efficient player in KK Vojvodina was Nemanja Knezevic with 24 points and in Crvena Zvezda Filip Sepa scored 22 points.

KK Vojvodina: Segedinski, Dzeverdanovic 19, S.Knezevic 2, Nemanja Knezevic 24, Drakulic 11, Nebojsa Kezevic 9, Savic, Kostic 2, Djuric 2, Andjusic 13, Roncevic 15, Kitanovic 10.
Crvena Zvezda 2nd team: Nekovic 16, Sepa 22, Susa, Stevovic 9, Radosavljeic 16, Gagic 2, Rondovic, Milosevic 5, Djordjevic 4, Dj.Majstorovic 2, Lukic 4, D.Majstorovic 14.


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Sani Becirovic makes Euroleague MVP of November - by Zeljko Zule
Slovenian guard Sani Becirovic (195-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) of Lottomatica Roma has been chosen the MVP for November by Euroleague Basketball.
November could have gone either way for Roma, which started the month with a 1-1 record. The first game was in Ljubljana against Olimpija, where Becirovic had starred for two seasons as a teenager, and where mighty Tau had survived by only a single point the previous week. Roma never let it get so close as Becirovic was everywhere in the 67-78 victory. He came off the bench early to give Roma its first lead and helped bust the game open in the second and third quarters before finishing with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Next stop for Roma was Vitoria, Spain, where Tau had lost only once in the previous three seasons and 34 Euroleague games. This time, Becirovic entered the game late, but quickly gave Roma its biggest lead and helped preserve double-digit advantages into the final quarter, when his great free throw shooting - 24 for 28, or 85%, for the month - held off a Tau rally for a 90-93 Roma victory. He finished with 23 points again, marking the first time since his 2000-01 scoring shows at Olimpija that Becirovic had surpassed 20 points in consecutive Euroleague games. To top off the month, Roma hosted Fenerbahce for a winner-take-all first-place showdown. Becirovic made his first start of the season and scored off the opening tipoff, and had 6 points by the end of the first quarter, but mostly dedicated himself to playmaking after that. It was still a three-point difference just before the final minute, but Becirovic fed a teammate for an uncontested dunk then drove through Fenerbahce's defense for the basket to seal the victory.
More: http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/39600/180


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Filip Videnov makes 7 three-pointers - by Interperformances
GB Granada almost upset Regal FC Barcelona at Barcelona, but came up short at the end 86-82. The big contributor for Granada was 6'5' guard/forward Filip Videnov (196-F/G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Kentucky) who scored 27 points in 37 minutes, hitting 7 for 11 from behind the three-point line where he is shooting a fabulous 55,2 % for the season. This is the first time that the Bulgarian has played more than 20 minutes in a game and he showed what he can do when he gets the time.

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LNA Round: 9 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Vacallo - Boncourt 70-55
Vacallo thrashed Boncourt for the 9th straight win in the season. Nikola Dacevic provided 21 points, 6 boards and 5 assists to pace Vacallo. Matt Schneidermann added 11 points and 6 rebounds for the league's top team. Jason Siggers responded with 14 points and 7 boards for Boncourt.

Lausanne - Nyon 74-89
Nyon showed good form as they upset Laussanne on the road. Yuanta Holland dropped 23 points and 7 boards for the winners. Germayne Forbes added 18 points as the Hugues Occansey team grabbed the fifth win in the championship. Shaun Durant responded with 18 points and 11 boards for Lausanne in defeat.

Fribourg - Starwings 74-69
Fribourg dealt with Starwings at home to stay in the second place. Oliver Vogt was pivotal for the defending champions with 26 points and 13 boards. Pascal Perrier-David and Marcus Sloan added 11 points each for the winning team. Amin Wright had 19 points for Starwings. Tony McCrory had 17 points in the losing effort.

Monthey - Herens 73-66
Monthey remained in the third spot as they toppled Herens in front of the home fans. Jean-Richard Volcy secured 21 points and 8 boards to lead the charge. Herman Alston contributed 16 points for the winners. Corey Muirhead responded with 29 points and 9 boards for Herens as they slipped at 5-4 record.

SAM Massa. - MGS 73-64
SAM Massagno secured the second win in the tournament as they outscored MGS at home court. Ollie Bailey stepped up with game-high 28 points for the hosts. Brody Angley had 20 points, 7 assists and 5 boards for the winners. Douglas Scott delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds in the losing case.



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TBL Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
TED Koleji - Galatasaray 66-75
Galatasaray Cafe Crown had to work very hard in order to beat TED Koleji on the road 75-66. Serbian scoring machine Milan Gurovic drained 18, while his country mate Dejan Milojevic nailed 16 points including impressive 15 rebounds. LaQuan Prowell top-scored in defeat with 14 points. Galatasaray improved on almost perfect 7-1, while the hosts remain winless after 8 rounds.

Efes Pilsen - Aliaga 92-78
Efes Pilsen was too strong for Aliaga staying on top of TBL, together with Galatasaray and Turk Telekom (7-1). On the other side, Aliaga dropped on 4-4 record. Charles Smith led the scorers in Efes Pilsen with 31 points (6 of 8 from behind the arc). Aubrey Reese answered adding 23 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for the loosing side.

Mersin - Banvit 96-100
Banvit scored 100 against Mersin, what was more than enough for the road victory. Joseph Crispin shined for the winners pouring in 30 points. Darlon Johnson followed him with 18 points and 9 boards. Lester McCalebb and Kimani Ffriend combined 54 points and 14 boards in loss. Banvit 6-2, Mersin 4-4.

Kepez Bld - Selcuk Uni. 66-68
Selcuk escaped with a tiny road win against winless Kepez Bld. Ekenechukwu Ibekwe drained 20, while Monty Mack helped the winners netting 14 points. Kepez got 22 points from Hakan Erol. Selcuk 4-4, Kepez 0-8.

Karsiyaka - Erdemir 96-84
4-4 for Karsiyaka and 1-7 for Erdemir after this game. Leon Williams was a key player for the winning squad collecting 29 points and 12 rebounds. Nathan Funk and Erdal Bibo contributed with 23 points each in defeat.

Oyak Renault - Antalya 84-85
Marcus Douthit led Antalya to 85-84 road win vs Oyak Renault scoring 20 points and pulling down 5 rebounds. Joseph Jones had 21 points and 6 boards, while Alex Gordon stopped on 20 points, 6 boards and 7 assists for the hosts. Antalya currently has 5-3, while Oyak Renault slipped on 3-5.

Besiktas - Darussafaka 80-47
Besiktas devastated Darussafaka at home with plus 33. It is the second win for Besiktas in TBL, while at the same time it's the fourth defeat for Darussafaka. Arden Oren stepped up for the hosts with 20 points and 11 boards. Jimmy Baxter also drained 20 for the winning side. Bora Pacun was better than the others in Darussafaka with 13 points.

Fener.Ulker - T.Telekom 75-73
In derby game of Round 8, the team of head coach Bogdan Tanjevic outsmarted Turk Telekom in Istanbul, thus the both sides are currently on the same 7-1 record. Third team with the same numbers is Galatasaray. Oguz Savaz came up with 17, while Devin Smith delivered 13 points, including 6 rebounds for Fener. Michael Wright shined with 20 points for Turk Telekom.



CASA TED Ankara Kolejliler gives hope to its supporters against Galatasaray : 66-75 - by Baha Kurtulus
CASA TED Ankara Kolejliler leaded the game until 33. minutes with the awesome support of the fans.
Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul got through for the first time at 33 min (62-63).
The score was 65-65 at last 4 min. After that minute, first Adnan Kulcebas (205-F-81, agency: 1x1 Sports) has injured and then Polat Kaya (197-G/F-86) had shoulder injury and Casa TED Kolejliler Ankara had difficult times with the limited roster. I watched the game alive and noticed the main points of the match.The home team impressed with the effective sets of offense and the fans support.
Milan Gurovic scored 18 points, 3 rebounds 4 assists and Dejan Milojevic who came up with double-double, 16 points and 15 rebounds in Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul. Kevin Bell scored 13 points 3 rebounds 4 assist and Prowell also scored 14 points and 6 rebounds in Casa TED Kolejliler Ankara


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


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Stronach & Yanders Scoop Monthly Awards - by Andy Webb
Gary Stronach has been named Molten Coach of the Month and Robert Yanders (180-G-79, college: Missouri St.) Molten Players of the Month for November.

Airwaves Plymouth Raiders play-caller Stronach led his team to the BBL Cup final with victories in both legs of their semi-final against Guildford Heat, as well as two victories in their three league games.

Raiders defeated Heat 154-142 on aggregate to reach their second final since joining the top flight of British basketball, and also defeated reigning league champions Newcastle Eagles 88-85 as they continue to battle for the title.

Stronach, who joined the Raiders 23 years ago and led them to a host of trophies in the EBL before the club stepped up to the BBL, was delighted to receive the award: I'm delighted to get coach of the month award. Obviously I wouldn't be in this position if the team hadn't been playing so well and part of this achievement goes to them also. All I want now is for us to continue to play well and improve.

Marshall MK Lions were also beaten at Plymouth Pavilions, with Raiders only slip up in the month coming on Saturday when they were shocked 97-93 by Worcester Wolves.

Scottish Rocks point guard Yanders has had another fine month, which finished with his team proudly sitting top of the table.

Yanders averaged 21.8 points per game during November, and sat down for a total of only five minutes during those six games.

The 29-year-old American shot well from the floor, converting 66 percent of his two point efforts and 48 percent of his three point shots, as well as averaging 7.67 assists per game.

Former Sheffield Shark Yanders has been a BBL All-Star for each of the last four seasons and led the league in assists with 6.1 per game during the 2007/8 season.




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Women News

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  BALTIC LEAGUE - Women  


Arvi remained the only undefeated squad - by Eurobasket News
Seven more games closed enormous round in BWBL. Arvi beat SK Cesis 83:65 in the game between two undefeated teams before the appearance with each other. Lithuanian team had 26-26 in the opening quarter and them won the next three periods. Ligita Kinkeviciene (173-G-76) led the winners with 20 points, Laima Rickeviciute (188-F-88) posted 18 and Pacauskiene had 13. Dreimane ended up with 19 points in defeat as her team fell at 2-1. Kristine Karklina (175-G-83) nailed 14, whilst Dijon posted 13.
The day before that SK Cesis escaped an overtime thriller over Laisve and won 81:77. Latvian team trailed in the majority of the game but managed to bounce back and win. Kristine Karklina, Tare and Simmonds all scored 16 points for the winners. Irma Raugaite (176-G-84) produced 24 for the home side, Marmiene had 17 and Daujadiene added 11.
In Tallinn Tallinna/Living lost to BC Minsk 2006 on November 30st. The team from Belarus was stronger in all the components and truthfully got the victory. Pantsiuk top-scored for the winners with 26 points. Nadzeya Nadzezhka (180-F-87) nailed 21 and Harelchyk notched 15. Kerttu Jallai (180-F-90, agency: Regeneracom Sports) shined for the hosts with 28 points.
BC Star TLU was beaten by Berezina-RCOR 58:83. After 7-26 in the opening quarter Estonian team could not come back into the game. Aksana Dauharukava (184-F-73) paced all the winners with 23 points. Duboiskaya netted 19 and Vashkevich brought 12. Davineia Payne (175-G-83, college: La Salle) gave 21 points for the home side and Rannaveski scored 17.
Zaporozhye saw a win of the local Kozachka-Zalk over Olimpia 100:83. Trailing 21-27 after the first frame the Ukrainian side won the encounter. Natalia Isachenko (183-G-79, agency: Promotex) top-scored for the winners with 28 points. Egenti nailed 26 and Rymarenko scored 18. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (179-G-88) brought 19 points for the visitors and Filonchyk posted 15.
TIM-SCUF prevailed Viktoria 97:58 as Kateryna Dorogobuzova (187-F-90) led the winners with 33 points. Maznichenko nailed 21 and Gavryliuk added 16. Aliaksandra Shymkaviak (166-G-92) finished the night with 15 points, whilst Valeuskaya scored 11.
Spartak SP stole the third victory from the Ukrainian teams beating Olimp/NAEK on Sunday 87:64. Svetlana Makhlina (180-G-85) led the winners with 17 points, Speranskaya had 13, whilst Mironova and Olga Firsova added 9 each. Oksana Buryak (176-G-79) top-scored for the Ukrainian side with 19 points.

November 30
Laisve- SK Cesis 77 : 81 OT ( 20 : 13, 17 : 20, 13 : 18, 27 : 30 )

Laisve: Irma Raugaite 24, Marmiene 17, Daujadiene 11
SK Cesis: Kristine Karklina 16, Tare 16, Simmonds 16

Tallinna/Living - BC Minsk 2006 62 : 92 ( 14 : 21, 17 : 24, 16 : 22, 15 : 25 )
Tallinna/Living: Kerttu Jallai 28, Olmari 8, Haas 8
BC Minsk 2006: Pantsiuk 26, Nadzeya Nadzezhka 21, Harelchyk 15

BC Star TLU - Berezina-RCOR 58 : 83 ( 7 : 26, 14 : 26, 10 : 19, 27 : 12 )
BC Star TLU: Davineia Payne 21, Rannaveski 17, Wallace 10
Berezina-RCOR: Aksana Dauharukava 23, Duboiskaya 19, Vashkevich 12

Olimp/NAEK - Spartak SP 64 : 87 ( 10 : 23, 16 : 29, 13 : 14, 25 : 21 )
Olimp/NAEK: Oksana Buryak 19, Zhyrakova 19, Shnipor 10
Spartak SP: Svetlana Makhlina 17, Speranskaya 13, Mironova 9, Olga Firsova 9

TIM-SCUF - Viktoria 97 : 58 ( 19 : 15, 28 : 6, 18 : 19, 32 : 18 )
TIM-SCUF: Kateryna Dorogobuzova 33, Maznichenko 21, Gavryliuk 16
Viktoria: Aliaksandra Shymkaviak 15, Valeuskaya 11, Musatava 8

Kozachka-Zalk - Olimpia 100 : 83 ( 21 : 27, 26 : 14, 26 : 15, 27 : 27 )
Kozachka-Zalk: Natalia Isachenko 28, Egenti 26, Rymarenko 18
Olimpia: Tatsiana Likhtarovich 19, Filonchyk 15, Anufryienka 13

December 1
Arvi - SK Cesis 83 : 65 ( 26 : 26, 14 : 11, 23 : 19, 20 : 9 )

Arvi: Ligita Kinkeviciene 20, Laima Rickeviciute 18, Pacauskiene 13
SK Cesis: Dreimane 19, Kristine Karklina 14, Dijon 13


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  BELARUS - Women  


The teams from Belarus come back from Ukraine and Estonia - by Eurobasket News
The teams from Belarus come back from Ukraine and Estonia. In Tallinn Tallinna/Living lost to BC Minsk 2006 on November 30st. The team from Belarus was stronger in all the components and truthfully got the victory. Pantsiuk top-scored for the winners with 26 points. Nadzeya Nadzezhka (180-F-87) nailed 21 and Harelchyk notched 15. Jallai shined for the hosts with 28 points.
BC Star TLU was beaten by Berezina-RCOR 58:83. After 7-26 in the opening quarter Estonian team could not come back into the game. Dauharukava paced all the winners with 23 points. Duboiskaya netted 19 and Volha Vashkevich (188-F/C-88) brought 12. Payne gave 21 points for the home side and Rannaveski scored 17.
Zaporozhye saw a win of the local Kozachka-Zalk over Olimpia 100:83. Trailing 21-27 after the first frame the Ukrainian side won the encounter. Isachenko top-scored for the winners with 28 points. Egenti nailed 26 and Rymarenko scored 18. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (179-G-88) brought 19 points for the visitors and Filonchyk posted 15.
TIM-SCUF prevailed Viktoria 97:58 as Kateryna Dorogobuzova (187-F-90) led the winners with 33 points. Maznichenko nailed 21 and Gavryliuk added 16. Shymkaviak finished the night with 15 points, whilst Veranika Valeuskaya (169-G-91) scored 11.


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  BELGIUM - Women  


Dexia hold off Waregem - by Eurobasket News
Dexia stayed undefeated in the D1 action as they posted the ninth straight win over the weekend. This time Dexia overwhelmed Waregem 65:48 on the road. The league leaders limited their opponents to 8 points in the starting frame and led by 4 at the first intermission. Waregem managed to slow the reigning champions down in the second frame and secured a 4-point deficit however the things changed radically in the third frame. Dexia outgunned their opponents 25:5 in the third stanza and built an unassailable 24-point lead. They eased to the winning outcome in the fourth term. Pauline Akonga Nsimbo (187-F/C-82, agency: LBM Management) came up with 15 points and 12 boards for Dexia. Marjorie Carpreaux (165-G-87, agency: LBM Management) added 12 points and 5 steals for the winners. Angele Boucquey (175-F-81) had 13 points for Waregem in the loss.
Ieper secured the initial win in the season as they shot down Houthalen 66:65 on the road.
Novia Namur outscored Spirou Monceau 69:67 at home court. Monceau got to a quick start as they led by as many as 8 points after ten minutes of action. However the hosts denied the deficit and entered the final term ahead by 5 points. Namur then withheld fierce attempts from Monceau to surge ahead and celebrated a difficult win at the end. Michele Decors (190-F/C-83) and Sarah Deneil (168-G-90) secured 13 points each for the winners. Tiffany Roberson (183-F-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Chattanooga) answered with solid 23 points and 13 boards in defeat.


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Dexia 9-0 
 2. Sint Kateline 8-1 
 3. Waregem 7-3 
 4. BBC Boom 5-4 
 5. Monceau 4-5 
 6. N.Namur 4-6 
 7. Point Chaud 4-6 
 8. Houthalen 1-9 
 9. Ieper 1-9 
 10. Runkster 0-0 


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  BOSNIA - Women  


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


Stats Leaders - Women
A1 division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.Papcevic (Tre) 25,0
2.I.Markovic (Ban) 25,0
3.Galic A. (Liv) 24,0
4.Lokmic (Bro) 23,0
5.Bozickovic (Slo) 21,0
6. Cadjo (Zelj) 20,0
6. Djinic (Jed) 20,0
6. Pandzo (Bug) 20,0
6. Tavic (Cel) 20,0
10.Iriskic (Jed) 16,0
Rebounds Per Game
1.Djinic (Jed) 8,1
2.Davis (Zelj) 7,4
3.Petrovic (Jed) 6,6
4.Pavlovic (Jab) 5,9
5.Hamsic (Zelj) 5,8
Assists Per Game
1.Grgin BRO 10,0
2.Zabic JED 5,0
3.Kovacevic JED 4,0
4.Iriskis JED 3,5
5.Slisko BAN 3,5
Steals Per Game
1.Carapina (Bro) 6,1
2.Pavlovic (Jab) 4,8
3.Lokmic (Bro) 4,6
Blocks Per Game
1.Smajic (Cel) 2,3
2.Petrovic (Jed) 2,1
3.Carapina (Bro) 1,8
2FGP
1.Stojanovska (Spa) 9,6
2.Prskalo (Bro) 8,2
3.Papcevic (Spa) 7,1
3FGP
1.Strikic (Mla) 3,8
2.Gambiraza (Zelj) 3,6
3.Gagic (Cel) 2,8
Free Throws
1.Markovic (Ban) 7,1
2.Music (Cel) 5,8
3.Carapina (Bro) 4,9
Ranking
1.Papcevic (Spa)
2.Stojanovska (Spa)
3.Carapina (Bro)
4.Davis (Zelj)
5.Besic (Jed)


D1 Round 6: Zeljeznicar and Jedinstvo still undefeated - by Sead Buljina
Jedinstvo - Sloboda 96:53
Arena: Mejdan, Tuzla
Jedinstvo: Iriskic 34, Besic 16, Gojkovic 10, Dindic 9, Dzinic 2, Zepic 6, Kovacevic 2, Ferhatovic 15, Zabic 2, Gasparov, Puskar, Zunic. Coach: jadranka Savic.
Sloboda (B. Novi): Vozni 1, Rakic, Mandic, Rajilic, Zec 9, Mijatovic, Surlan 6, Gajic, Damjanovic 5, Lukic, Vukojevic 5, Bozickovic 27. Coach: Milos Dopalo.

Borac Mladost - Zeljeznicar UNIQA 54:84
Arena: Obilicevo, Banja Luka
Borac Mladost: Bosnjak 9, Micic 6, I. Markovic, Kusmic 18, Cvjetkovic 6, Lugonja, Durdevic 3, Todorovic 8, Prpos 4, Tomasovic 1, A. Markovic. Coach: Ranko Cuzulan.
Zeljeznicar UNIQA: Stojanovska 4, Mikic 33, Mujovic, Bu 6, Cadjo 16, Sosic, Vrancic 4, Gibbs, Omerbasic 7, Tikvesa, Bejtic 8, Hamsic 6. Coach: Mensura Andelija.


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  BULGARIA - Women  


Lukoil grabs important win against Montana 2003 - by Eurobasket News
Lukoil Neftochimik registered extremely important 84-86 road victory against Montana 2003. It means that after 9 rounds Lukoil is the second ranked team with almost perfect 7-1 record. Actually, Lukoil can even jump on top if Dunav Econt suffers defeat against Tony today, what is hard to believe. Elena Yolovska (183-F-74) was a key player for Lukoil as she collected 24 points and 12 rebounds. Olena Samburska (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) was behind her with 20 points. Rumiana Nikolovska (182-F-77) shined for the loosing side adding 26 pts and 9 boards. Her Montana dropped on 6-2.

As it was expected Riski Sportist was too strong for NSA as a visitor 82-55. Hristina Ivanova (184-F-89) drained 30, while Stefka Miteva (190-C-89) stopped on 15 points and 10 boards for the winners. Anita Dimitrova (187-C-89) responded with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Rilski 5-3, NSA 0-8.

Slavia faced with the home defeat against Minor 68-74 slipping on 3-5. On other side, Minor moved up on 4-4. Agnesa Doychinova-Petrova (188-F-73) was central figure of the game with 24 points and 8 boards. Stefka Nikolova (170-G-90) had 19 points and 6 boards in Slavia.


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  CROATIA - Women  


Studenec destroys Novi Zagreb for 8-0 record - by Eurobasket News
Studenec devastated Novi Zagreb on the road 76-29 remaining the only undefeated team in A1 league after 8 rounds. Interesting is that the hosts scored just 6 points in the second and 2 points in third quarter. Meznaric delivered 13 points for the winning side, while Bura had one point less. Studenec also got 11 points from Petra Anic (177-F-85) and 10 from Ivana Vrvilo (170-G-83). Of course with just 29 points in total Novi Zagreb didn't have any player with more than 10 (0-8 record).

Pozega was better than Mursa 68-58 mostly owing to Kristina Semeredi (185-G-77) and her 24 points. Tisic contributed with 15 points in defeat. With this victory Pozega jumped on the middle of the standings with 4-4. Mursa is currently the seventh ranked team with just 1 win in 8 appearances.

Lelas demonstrated wonderful performance against Agram leading her Croatia 2006 to 7th win this season. She led al the scorers pouring in 28 points. Valentic helped Croatia with 14 points. Agram got 21 pts from Nikolina Ilijanic (165-G-83) slipping on 4-4.

In the last game of Round 8, Zadar outplayed Pula 79-69. Both teams are currently on 4-4 record.


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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


Two overtime thrillers in Round 11 - by Eurobasket News
Round 11 of ZBL was full of emotions as two games enjoyed overtime action before finalizing the victors. Tabor managed to overcome a massive 15-point first quarter deficit and knocked down Trutnov 87:82 at home court. Kuthanova scored a jumper with the time ticking off in regulation to send the game into extra time. There Koltanova scored 4 points and Veronika Novakova (182-F-87) buried a three-pointer to seal the winning outcome for the hosts. Veronika Novakova finished the game with 19 points and 8 boards for Tabor. Barbora Emmelova (173-G-89) fired 15 points for the home team in just the second victory this season. Michaela Hartigova (192-C-83) responded with 20 points and 10 boards for Trutnov as they fell at 5-5 record.
Meanwhile Hradec Kralove also needed an extra period to outscore Slovanka 77:72. The scenario of this one was pretty much the same as the visitors led for the majority of the clash. They entered the fourth quarter ahead by 7 points however the hosts refused to fold. Hradec Kralove narrowed the gap and Veronika Novakova tied the scoreline at 65 with 30 seconds left in the game. Sarka Pospisilova (172-G-89) missed a jump shot and the teams headed into overtime. Renata Brezinova (189-C-90) stepped up with a crucial three-pointer to put the hosts up by 3 with 56 seconds left in extra stanza. Milena Steffanova (179-F-81) then converted two free throws ensuring the winning outcome for Hradec Kralove in this one. Milena Steffanova dropped 13 points for the winners. Iveta Urbanova (173-G-83) and Renata Brezinova added 12 points apiece in the win. Sarka Pospisilova and Lenka Sipova (185-C-88) responded with 18 points each in the loss.
Gambrinus and USK Praha gained expected victories. The Brno outfit crushed Karlovy Vary 98:57. Petra Kulichova (198-C-84) knocked down 18 points to lead the charge. Eva Viteckova (190-F-82) nailed 15 points in the winning case. Blanka Sedlackova (171-G-84) had 24 points in the loss.
USK Praha dealt with Valosun 98:71 on the road. Ivanka Matic (195-F/C-79) and Katerina Elhotova (179-G-89) provided 17 points apiece for the league leaders. Nicole Louden (172-G-83, college: Auburn) responded with 20 points and 8 boards for Valosun.


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  DENMARK - Women  


Stats Leaders - Damenligaen
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Lampe Lemvig 22.7
2 Jensen 79ers 20.5
3 Luhta Vaerlose 19.3
4 Lovinghood, Virum 19.1
5 Adamschik Sisu 19.1
Rebounds Per Game
1 Lampe, Lemvig 12.1
2 Matthews Hors 11.5
3 Adamschik Sisu 11.0
4 Lovinghood, Virum 10.3
5 Jensen, Horsholm 9.5
Assists Per Game
1 Kostic, Virum 5.1
2 Ostergaard Virum 4.6
3 Thorius, Horsholm 4.4
4 Manzer, SISU 3.0
5 Jorgensen, SISU 2.3
Blocks Per Game
1 Lampe, Lemvig 2.5
2 Lovinghood, Virum 1.6
3. Ostergaard Virum 1.3


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  ESTONIA - Women  


BC Star and Tallinna/Living struggle in the capital of Estonia - by Eurobasket News
BC Star and Tallinna/Living struggled in the capital of Estonia over the weekend in Baltic League with the teams from Belarus.
On Saturday BC Star TLU overcame BC Minsk 2006 63:57. In another game Tallinna/Living lost to Berezina-RCOR 62:83. The second frame was decisive in the game as the visitors produced 24-11 in it. Volha Vashkevich (188-F/C-88) led the winners with 17 points. Padabed nailed 16 and Anzhela Duboiskaya (185-F-73) posted 15. Kerttu Jallai (180-F-90, agency: Regeneracom Sports) finished the game with 14 points, Olmari had 11 and Haas 8.
On Sunday Tallinna/Living lost to BC Minsk 2006 on November 30st. The team from Belarus was stronger in all the components and truthfully got the victory. Pantsiuk top-scored for the winners with 26 points. Nadzezhka nailed 21 and Harelchyk notched 15. Jallai shined for the hosts with 28 points.
BC Star TLU was beaten by Berezina-RCOR 58:83. After 7-26 in the opening quarter Estonian team could not come back into the game. Dauharukava paced all the winners with 23 points. Anzhela Duboiskaya netted 19 and Volha Vashkevich brought 12. Payne gave 21 points for the home side and Rannaveski scored 17.


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  FINLAND - Women  


Launiainen from PuHu to PeKa - by Esko Saarinen
Henna Launiainen has a new club in women's championship serie. Sha has played in PuHu (Vantaa) this season, but PuHu finished its playing and the players are free to move another club. Henna returned to PeKa (Kotka), which is the club she played before moving to Helsinki. First she played two seasons in EBT (Espoo) and move last summer to PuHu. Now she is in PeKa and plays on position 1/2. She is ready to play on saturday(Finnish Independence Day) against Alku (Forssa). Home match will be the first in a new club, where plays also another PuHu player Rebekah Parker. Henna Launiainen has playe in youngster NT 61 matches and is 167 cn. She is twnty years old and will stay at Peka till the end on this season.

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  GERMANY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
DBBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Danckert, Leipzig 19.8
2 Paunovic, Freiburg 19.7
3 Tatham, Halle Lions 19.6
4 Thoresen, W'burg 19.4
5 Teilane, Wolfenb 17.7
6 Goodwin, S'louis 16.8
7 Drozd, Herner TC 16.4
8 Vogel, Donau-Ries 16.2
9 Hightower, W'burg 16.0
10 Keith, Chemcats 15.9
Rebounds Per Game
1 Teilane, Wolfenb 11.4
2 Vogel, Donau-Ries 11.4
3 Keith, Chemcats 10.3
4 Tatham, Halle Lions 9.4
5 Trahan-Davis, Slouis 9.3
6 Ernest, Oberhausen 9.1
7 Fertitta, Chemcats 9.1
8 Danckert, Leipzig 8.0
9 Gemo, Wolfenbttel 7.5
10 Zberch, Herner TC 7.5
Assists Per Game
1 Rego, Halle Lions 6.2
2 DeHaven, Leipzig 4.8
3 Bar, Saarlouis 4.4
4 Mersch, Oberhausen 3.7
5 Paige, Wasserburg 3.7
6 Comtesse, Saarlouis 3.5
7 Kerns, Goettingen 3.5
8 Pop, Wasserburg 3.3
9 Paunovic, Freiburg 3.3
10 Beck, Goettingen 3.0
Steals Per Game
1 DeHaven, Leipzig 4.0
2 Tatham, Halle Lions 3.1
3 Diaz, Leipzig 2.7
4 Hightower, W'burg 2.7
5 Austmann, O'hausen 2.7
6 Thoresen, W'burg 2.7
7 Danckert, Leipzig 2.5
8 Mersch, Oberhausen 2.5
9 Bar, Saarlouis 2.4
10 Goodwin, Saarlouis 2.4
Blocks Per Game
1 Teilane, Wolfenb 3.5
2 Danckert, Leipzig 1.2
3 Gemo, Wolfenb 1.0
4 Bar, Saarlouis 1.0
5 Foster, Freiburg 0.9
6 Ernest, Oberhausen 0.8
7 Diaz, Leipzig 0.7
8 Tatham, Halle 0.7
9 Fertitta, Chemcats 0.7
10 Manakova, S'louis 0.7


Standings - 2.Bundesliga - by Cornelius Damm
2.Bundesliga Standings
North
 1. Opladen 10-0 
 2. Jena 7-3 
 3. Quakenbrueck 6-4 
 4. Rist-Wedel 6-4 
 5. Osnabrucker 6-4 
 6. Bielefeld 6-4 
 7. Berlin Baskets 5-5 
 8. Hagen SV 4-6 
 9. Koeln 4-6 
 10. Hagen Phoe. 3-7 
 11. Bonn 2-8 
 12. Gotha 1-9 
South
 1. Leimen 9-1 
 2. Mainz 9-1 
 3. Rhein MB 8-2 
 4. Gruenberg 7-3 
 5. Wuerzburg 7-3 
 6. Herzogenaur. 5-5 
 7. Sandhausen 4-6 
 8. Speyer 4-6 
 9. Ludwigsburg 3-7 
 10. Keltern 2-8 
 11. Viernheim 1-9 
 12. SV Fellbach 1-9 


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D1 Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
M.Tel Kabir - M.Ashdod 85-97
Ashdod becomes one of the leaders in Regular Season Round 7 after 97:85 over Tel Kabir. The team improved to 6-1 record as Humphrey Jennifer led the winners with 29 points and 8 rebounds. Carter Dominique scored 30 in defeat and Hawell Steffani added 28.

Electra Ramat - B.Yehuda 76-56
Electra Ramat outscored Yehuda 76:56 as Kolodny Naomi top-scored for the winners with 20 points. Chambers Cori nailed 13 in defeat, while Segal Hen had 12.

Ramat Hen - Ramla 66-70
Ramla handed Ramat Hen the first loss in the league in Regular Season Round 7. The visiting team improved to 5-2 after 70:66 over the leader. WNBA star White LaTanya paced the winners with 30 points, whilst Anosike Nicky had 15. Pringle LaToya ended up with 18 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Hapoel T-A - Elit.Netanya 58-74
Hapoel T-A lost to Netanya 58:74 as the latter were led by Ransburg Tamara. She poured in 19 points and made 15 rebounds, while White Erica had 17 points, 11 boards and 7 assists. Wilson Tierre brought 20 points in the losing effort.



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  ITALY - Women  


Serie A1 day-8: boxscores - by Carlo Grilli
Bracco Geas S.S. Giovanni - Gescom MCI Viterbo 79 - 43
(18-5, 39-15, 58-31)
BRACCO GEAS S.S.GIOVANNI: Giulia Arturi (175-G-87) 4 (2/4), Tillis I. 20 (10/15, 0/2), Genta J. 7 (2/3, 1/1), Penicheiro T. 2 (1/4), Zanon M. 13 (6/8), Calastri A. (0/5), Twehues K. 3 (0/2, 1/6), Crippa M. 15 (3/6, 2/3), Frantini M. 13 (2/5, 3/8), Machanguana C. 2 (1/4). Coach Galli Roberto
GESCOM MCI VITERBO: Micovic M. dnp, Magaddino E. 10 (4/12, 0/2), Nicolini E. dnp, Petricca V. (0/2), Franchetti M. 6 (2/4, 0/3), Piroli V. 4 (2/9, 0/1), Maimone S. , Di Simone J. 2 (1/1), Marchesano M. 10 (2/8, 2/8), Butler J. 11 (4/8). Coach Agresti Claudio

Liomatic Umbertide - G.M.A. Phonica Pozzuoli 76 - 61
(18-15, 28-28, 52-44)
LIOMATIC UMBERTIDE: Rossi C. 18 (3/7, 3/5), Battisodo V. , Giorgi S. (0/2), Gelfusa L. dnp, Arcangeli A. (0/1), Bonaldo E. 4 (2/2, 0/5), Callens E. 9 (3/7, 0/4), Hodges D. 21 (10/17, 0/4), Amanda Brown (193-F/C-84, college: Penn St.) 12 (4/7), Willis C. 12 (4/7). Coach Serventi Lorenzo
G.M.A. PHONICA POZZUOLI: Aties Isaac Z. 9 (3/10, 0/1), Favento S. 10 (1/1, 2/5), Andjelic N. 18 (3/4, 3/7), Aili F. 3 (1/2, 0/1), Ferazzoli I. (0/1), Benko L. 3 (1/3, 0/1), Minervino M. 4 (2/3), Danzi D. , Grasso A. 6 (3/5), Dixon T. 8 (2/5, 1/1). Coach Palumbo Carlo Fulvio

Pool Comense - ACP Livorno 41 - 70
(12-10, 22-37, 34-53)
POOL COMENSE: Fassina M. 2 (1/1), Bestagno E. , Silva E. dnp, Hall V. 7 (2/6, 0/3), Invernizzi M. 1 (0/1), Slavcheva G. 5 (1/2, 0/2), Smith B. 9 (3/12), Donvito V. 8 (3/5), Fazio M. 6 (2/5), Sarni S. 3 (1/3). Coach Montini Walter
ACP LIVORNO: Franchini M. 6 (2/3), Pastore C. 8 (4/5, 0/2), Pavicevic B. dnp, Bade K. 6 (3/3), Buccianti E. 4 (1/2, 0/1), Mariani F. 10 (2/4, 2/3), Diene N. 2 (1/1), Gaither K. 8 (3/10), Benedetta Bagnara (178-G-87, agency: LBM Management) 22 (3/4, 5/5), Ruzickova M. 4 (2/13, 0/1). Coach Novello Guido

Famila Wber Schio - Umana Venezia 76 - 57
(21-14, 35-27, 57-43)
FAMILA WUBER SCHIO: Antibe N. 13 (3/5), Elisabetta Moro (174-G-75) 5 (1/2, 1/5), Humphrey N. 9 (2/4, 1/2), Feaster A. 7 (1/1, 1/3), Pantani C. dnp, Masciadri R. 10 (2/4, 1/4), Maiorano M. (0/1, 0/1), Ress K. 16 (6/7, 0/1), Ciampoli F. (0/1), Macchi L. 16 (2/6, 2/3). Coach Orlando Sandro
UMANA VENEZIA: Sottana G. 6 (2/5), Brotto G. dnp, Ballardini S. 7 (2/7, 1/4), Cirone M. 8 (1/4, 0/2), Andrade M. 7 (0/3, 1/1), Nadalin J. 4 (1/5), Giauro E. 1 (0/2), Jokic D. 13 (5/11), Vujovic A. 7 (0/2, 2/4), Hayden V. 4 (2/6). Coach Riga Massimo

Napoli Basket Vomero - Club Atletico Faenza 56 - 72
(10-19, 21-36, 35-64)
NAPOLI BASKET VOMERO: Tuukkannen T. 8 (3/9), Gatti G. 4 (1/3, 0/1), Mauriello P. 4 (2/2, 0/1), Giauro S. 8 (2/2), Paterna S. 1 (0/2, 0/2), Gentile I. 11 (0/3, 2/4), Laaksonen N. 7 (1/3), Dos Santos C. 4 (1/4), Robinson S. 9 (3/10, 0/2), Stamegna L. dnp. Coach Fossati Fabio
CLUB ATLETICO FAENZA: Adriana Moises Pinto 11 (1/5, 2/5), Erkic M. 15 (0/1, 4/7), Ramon E. 5 (1/4, 1/2), Modica F. 16 (2/3, 4/6), Stakneviciene E. 6 (0/1, 1/1), Mendes Da Silva T. , Santucci L. 3 (0/1, 1/1), Elena Bandini (165-G-90) 2 (1/1), Bjelica M. 5 (1/5), Alexander M. 9 (3/6). Coach Rossi Paolo

Cras Basket Taranto - Banco di Sicilia Ribera 75 - 52
(24-9, 38-20, 58-31)
CRAS BASKET TARANTO: Mahoney M. 10 (0/1, 2/3), Siccardi V. 6 (1/3, 0/1), Marta Masoni (184-F-93) 4 (2/4), Bello M. 4 (1/1), Zimerle A. (0/3), David I. 10 (5/9), Prado F. 6 (3/7), Godin E. 14 (6/11), Batkovic S. 9 (2/4, 1/2), Greco M. 12 (3/8, 2/2). Coach Ricchini Roberto
BANCO DI SICILIA RIBERA: Colico R. 2 (1/3, 0/1), Bonafede M. (0/2), Creamer M. 5 (2/4, 0/2), Romagnoli A. , Riccardi E. 3 (1/2), Montagnino J. 9 (2/6, 1/3), Chones K. 9 (4/10), Moody M. 6 (1/5, 1/3), Perfetti C. 9 (3/4), Page J. 9 (2/2, 1/3). Coach Anselmo Paolo Francesco

Lavezzini Parma - Acer Erg Priolo scheduled later


A1 Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Vomero NA - Faenza 56-72
Faenza registered comfortable victory against Vomero on the road jumping on 5-3 record in Serie A1. Francesca Modica drained 16 points for the winners, while Maja Erkic helped with one point less. Immacolata Gentile contributed with 11 points in defeat. Her Vomero currently has 3-5.

Familia Schio - Umana Reyer 76-57
Easy one for Schio, despite it was a game between two teams with 5-2 record after 7 rounds. Laura Macchi and Kathrin Ress delivered 16 points each for the hosts. Daliborka Jokic top-scored for the team from Venezia with 13 points. Actually she was the only player with double-digits in scoring for the loosing side.

Lavezzini PA - Priolo 67-58
Lavezzini Parma was better than Prilo at home remaining on top of Serie A1 alone with almost perfect 7-1 score. Daliborka Vilipic and Jennifer Screen netted 15 points apiece for Lavezzini. Laura Summerton stopped on 14. Florina Pascalau collected 19 points and 10 boards in loss. Priolo slipped on 3-5 after this game.

San Giovanni - Viterbo 79-43
6-1 for San Giovanni and 1-7 for Viterbo after this round. Iciss Tillis demonstrated magnificent performance for the winners draining 20 points and pulling down 15 rebounds for 29 minutes. Maria Jessica Butler answered with 11 points and 7 boards for Viterbo.

Umbertide - Pozzuoli 76-61
Very important home win for Umbertide, the second one this season. Doneeka Hodges was a key player for the hosts nailing 21 points. Chiara Rossi also shined delivering 18. Pozzuoli got 18 points and 6 boards from Natasa Andjelic dropping on 3-5.

Taranto - Ribera 75-52
Taranto didn't have to work very hard in order to beat Ribera at home 75-52. Elodie Godin stepped up with double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Michelle Greco scored 12 coming off the bench. Visitors didn't have any player with double digits in scoring suffering 6th defeat in 8 appearances.

Comense - Livorno 41-70
Excellent victory for Livorno, who stopped dangerous Comense on just 41 points in total. Benedetta Bagnara came up with 22 points for the winning side. Francesca Mariani added 10. Brooke Smith was a leading scorer in Comense with just 9 points. Livorno 3-5, Comense 5-3.



Standings A2 Women - by Carlo Grilli
A2 Standings
North
 1. Marghera 8-1 
 2. Udine 8-1 
 3. Cavezzo 8-1 
 4. Lucca 8-1 
 5. Reggio Emilia 6-3 
 6. Bologna 4-5 
 7. Montigarda 4-5 
 8. Biassono 4-5 
 9. Cervia 4-5 
 10. Broni 3-6 
 11. Bolzano 2-7 
 12. Crema 2-7 
 13. San Martino 1-8 
 14. San Bonifacio 1-8 
South
 1. Pontedera 8-1 
 2. Cagliari CUS 8-1 
 3. Pomezia 7-2 
 4. Cagliari Tr. 6-3 
 5. Chieti 6-3 
 6. Siena 5-4 
 7. Alcamo 4-5 
 8. Ancona 4-5 
 9. S.Elpidio 4-5 
 10. Napoli 4-5 
 11. Firenze 2-7 
 12. La Spezia 2-7 
 13. Rende 2-7 
 14. Alghero 1-8 


Standings A1 (W)
A1 Standings
 1. Parma 6-1 
 2. Schio 6-2 
 3. San Giovanni 6-2 
 4. Comense 5-3 
 5. Faenza 5-3 
 6. Taranto 5-3 
 7. Venezia 5-3 
 8. Priolo 3-4 
 9. Vomero NA 3-5 
 10. Pozzuoli 3-5 
 11. Livorno 3-5 
 12. Umbertide 2-6 
 13. Ribera 2-6 
 14. Viterbo 1-7 


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Liga Feminina round 6 - by Luis Rocha
Big game of the round at Vagos. The home team was facing CAB. Altough many think that CAB will be the winner, Vagos made a tremendous game and close some of the main players of the opposition winning the game 68-61. Coach Nuno ferreira was able to motivate his players and find the right answers to solve for instance the inside game of CAB. Santarem get is first victory in Liga 75-66, playing at home against ESSA. The key factor was Tameka Kelly (186-F/C, agency: Pinnacle Sports LLC, college: W.Virginia) she played for the first time in Santarem and simply destroyed the opposition. The game stood very close untill half time, but in the third quarter Santarem speed up their pace and get a lead of 14 points that were able to manage untill the end. Tameka Kelly was the round MVP with 38 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals, apart 67% in two point shots and 44% on 3s.....great beggining. Olivais at home made a tremendous display of how to defend and kept Unioa under 40 points. The home team altough playing European competitions at the middle of the week is fresh, and ready to play and win. This time they do it by 56-34. Alges went to Esgueira and at the break they had the game solved leading by 21. They started the 4th with 25 ahead, and ease up things from then on, letting Esgueira reduce the final score to 59-78.

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  SLOVAKIA - Women  


Ruzomberok and Maxima Broker victorious in Round 12 - by Eurobasket News
MBK Ruzomberok and Maxima Broker outplayed their rivals in Round 12 of Slovakian Extraliga. Both teams remain on top of the standings with almost perfect 9-1 record.

Ruzomberok blasted MBK Roznava on the road with plus 60, 104-44. Simona Podesvova (186-F-83) top-scored for the winners with 22 points. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) followed her adding 15. The hosts didn't have any player with more than 10 points.

Maxima Broker also had an easy job in this round. It was a local 'derby' between two teams from Kosice and Maxima won it 74-45. Anna Jurcenkova (195-C-85) stepped up for her team with 16, while Cathrine Kraayeveld (193-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) scored one points less. Chelsea Aubry (186-F-84, college: Nebraska) contributed with 17 points in defeat.

Slovan suffered thriller home defeat against PU Presov 74-75, thus the both teams are on 4-7 record now. Julija Karavaeva (193-F-82, agency: LBM Management) shined for the winners with 20 points. Erin Lawless (188-F-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Purdue) also was on a high level draining 16. Slovan got 22 points from Bibiana Kalafutova (184-C-85).

In the last game of Round 12, Whirpool Poprad outgunned Cassovia Kosice as a guest 79-65. Zuzana Brezaniova (167-G-87) came up with 18, while Eva Kmetova (188-C-87) nailed 2 points less than her. Quigley answered with 16 points for the hosts. Poprad 6-5, Cassovia 3-8.


Kalafutova in Slovan on loan from Nitra - by Michal Maslany

Slovan Bratislava acquire 23-years old forward/center Bibiana Kalafutova (184-C-85) on three months loan from Nitra. 'We came to an agreement with Nitra already in october, but Bibiana injured her ankle. We were looking for one inside player from the beggining of the season, because we have only one center Renata Talajkova. We know that Bibiana is not the classic center, but we hope, she helps us in insiade play a lot,' said general manager of Slovan Michal Martisek to eBasket.sk.



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Alba Torrens, out of courts - by Ivan Villar
Alba Torrens (191-F-89) should rest next month.Young forward of Celta Indepo fell injured in her left feet.She had a fracture by stress in second finger and doctors didn't say when she can come back to practice still.Bad luck for galician team because they also have Blanca Marcos injured.It's probably that Alba Torrens couldn't play until end of year.But Celta Vigo has showed its bench's power after defeating Estudiantes easily last weekend.

Elisha Turek leaves Ibiza after Sancho Lyttle back - by Ivan Villar
Ibiza's team won't extend contract of Elisha Turek (188-F-84, college: ORU).She signed by 1 month with island team because Sancho Lyttle was injured.Now Lyttle came back and Elisha Turek is free again.American center made good stats averaging 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.Faeza Bouderra will continue a week more because Shannon Johnson isn't in good shape still.French player is showing great level for team coached by Jordi Fernandez.

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Latest results from Zaporozhye - by Eurobasket News
Kozachka-Zalk, TIM-SCUF and Olimp/NAEK finished a round held in Zaporozhye over the weekend. Zaporozhye saw a win of the local Kozachka-Zalk over Olimpia 100:83. Trailing 21-27 after the first frame the Ukrainian side won the encounter. Natalia Isachenko (183-G-79, agency: Promotex) top-scored for the winners with 28 points. Charity Egenti (191-C-85, college: Stephen F. Austin) nailed 26 and Kateryna Rymarenko (183-F-90) scored 18. Likhtarovich brought 19 points for the visitors and Filonchyk posted 15.
TIM-SCUF prevailed Viktoria 97:58 as Kateryna Dorogobuzova (187-F-90) led the winners with 33 points. Maznichenko nailed 21 and Gavryliuk added 16. Shymkaviak finished the night with 15 points, whilst Valeuskaya scored 11.
Spartak SP stole the third victory from the Ukrainian teams beating Olimp/NAEK on Sunday 87:64. Makhlina led the winners with 17 points, Speranskaya had 13, whilst Mironova and Olga Firsova added 9 each. Oksana Buryak (176-G-79) top-scored for the Ukrainian side with 19 points.
Arvi beat SK Cesis 83:65 in the game between two undefeated teams before the appearance with each other. Lithuanian team had 26-26 in the opening quarter and them won the next three periods. Kinkeviciene led the winners with 20 points, Rickeviciute posted 18 and Pacauskiene had 13.