EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/23/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
After 8 rounds od the second stage, the 16 teams will rest during two weeks due to christmas and new year days. Atenas keeps in the top of the standings after two easy victories in the weekend.
Game of the round: Quilmes 87- Libertad 84. In the TV game Quilmes won to Llibertad with a three point buzzer beat of Hernando Salles (188-G-79). Libertad seemed to played better than Quilmes thanks of their deffense but quilmes is known by his character and could win the game.
player of the round: Juan Pablo Cantero (186-G-82). The point guard of Sionista guided his team to the victory with an amazing performance including 7 three points. 29 pts 3 reb 5 as in 36 mins.
Juan Pablo Cantero
David Jackson (196-G-82, college: Penn St.)
Ramel Allen (210-C-79, college: Bridgeport)
Jason Osborne (204-F-74, agency: Court Side, college: Louisville)
Alejandro Zilli (200-F-82)
Juan Pablo Cantero 29
Cedric Moodie 25
Jason Osborne 22
Ramel Allen 21
David Jackson 21
Sebastian Castineira (196-F-78) 12
Diego Cavaco 12
Ramel Allen 11
Nakiea Miller 11
Terrel Taylor 11
Hernando Salles 9
Javier Martinez 6
Pablo Moldu 6
Juan Pablo Cantero 5
David Jackson 5
D2 Leagues Standings|
The results for the last week of the first round were as follows:
Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD - Intercollege Etha Engomis 63-80
Etha succeeded the road win which was looking for against the (probably) weekest team of the Cyprus league this period, team of ENAD. The quarters were: 19-28, 35-48, 51-62, 63-80 while the points for the two teams were as follows:
Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD: Domakoj 7, Matic 14, Tatic 17, Kaskiris 8, Forman 8, Johnson 2 and Wilson 7
Intercollege Tha Engmomis: Livadiotis 3, Spencer 6, Dalibagic 13, Tack 11, Car 7, D. Papadopoulos 5, N. Papadopoulos 7, Scott Merritt (208-F-82, college: Marquette) 24, Mayfield 3, Trepalovac 1
Omonoia Nicosia - Aspis Apoel Nicosia 59-87
Apoel thrashed the sidmantle team of Omonia with 28 points difference. The quarters were: 10-33, 25-51, 40-66, 59-87. The points for the two teams were as follows:
Omonia: Smith 6, Zaric 8, Jenkins 17, Neofytou 16, Mijovic 10, Zagorov 2.
Apoel: Van Dorpe 6, Brokeboro 16, Kantic 15, Bozov 8, Anastasiadis 12, Cooper 18, Tsiatinis 2, Garcia 10.
Pizza Express Primetel Apollon - Frederic Achilleas Kaimakliou 81-73
Vecchio's team was much better than its opponent and won quite easily. The quarters were as follows: 21-17, 41-29, 60-51, 81-73
The points for the two teams were as follows:
Pizza Express Primetel Apollon: Sho 15, Lewis Sims (203-F/C-73, college: New Orleans) 26, Sallivan 4, Jones 3, Dusa 1, Brown 18, Robinson 9, Eglisnski 5
Frederic Achilleas: Harris 13, Mponu 1, Zugiovic 24, Stilianou 6, Grcac 19, McKleiton 10
It was about time!!!
It seems that Keravnos would not give up. The decision has finally been made and the team is adding two new players to its roster.
Rumor had it that Patrick Lee would return, but it seems he is not ready to play (due to his injury) so the team's technical team has decided to sign the American, 25-year old- point guard, Jason Straight (height 1.80). Jason is coming from the Polish championship, where he averaged 16.5 points.
In a striking, unexpected move though, Keravnos has announced the dismissal of Buckman and the signing of croatian center Mate Skelin. Skelin is 34 years old and is 2.12 cm tall. Despite his age, he is a good player and is expected to help the team under the basket, where it suffers the most.
We should highlight at this point that eurobasket.com was the ONLY ONE, since August, that has insisted and provided consecutive incentives as to the landing of a center player in the team. No one else ever agreed that a center player is a must in this team. We respect the fact that this technical team and especially coach Frankias, seem to pay attention to us and value our opinion. Eurobasket.com considers it its duty to act to the better interest of any team in the Cyprus league.
In line of this, we believe that the above additions in the team, will bring better days and will turn Keravnos into an equal contender to AEL, APOEL and APOLLON. On the other hand, we should note that things will not be easy, as Keravnos will still have to beat AEL, APOEL and APOLLON away, to earn the first place in the regular season.
|D-League Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1.W. Conroy, ABQ 24.2|
2.C. Sims, IOW 23.0
3.M. Williams, AUS 22.5
4.J. Mays, COL 22.2
5.J. Crawford, LAD 22.0
5.C. Sims, IOW 23.8
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1.C. Sims, IOW 13.2|
2.C. Hunter, FWN 11.5
3.J. Davidson, IDA 10.9
4.D. Monds, ABQ 10.4
5.C. Gaines, AUS 9.8
|Assists Per Game|
|1.W. Russell, FWN 11.0|
2.S. Parker, RGV 8.4
3.M. Cleaves, BAK 7.9
4.E. Gill, COL 7.2
5.W. Conroy, ABQ 7.2
Laurent Sciarra (196-G-73) of Entente Orleans 45
Laurent Foirest (197-F-73) of Adecco ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
Stephane Risacher (202-F-72) of ES Chalon-Sur-Saone
Amara Sy (202-F-81) of Adecco ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
Ali Traore (207-C-85) of Adecco ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
Nando De Colo (202-G-87) of Cholet Basket
Yannick Bokolo (191-G-85) of BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral
Abdoulaye MBaye (186-G-88) of JDA Dijon Bourgogne
Alain Koffi (207-C-83) of Le Mans Sarthe Basket
Victor Samnick (203-F-79) of Sluc Nancy Basket Pro
Head Coach: Philippe Herve (ENTENTE ORLEANAISE LOIRET)
Assistant: Didier Dobbels (JL BOURG BASKET)
Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-G-87) of Chorale de Roanne Basket
Cheikhou Thioune (194-G/F-83) of SPO Rouen Basket
Kevin Houston (179-G-85) of SPO Rouen Basket
Cedrick Banks (190-G-81) of Entente Orleans 45
Austin Nichols (198-F/G-82) of Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket
Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80) of Sluc Nancy Basket Pro
Eric Campbell (199-F-76) of Adecco ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
Zack Wright (188-G-85) of ES Chalon-Sur-Saone
Brion Rush (186-G-84) of Strasbourg IG
Tony Skinn (185-G-83) of BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral
Chevon Troutman (202-F-81) of Adecco ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
Damir Krupalija (205-F/C-79) of JDA Dijon Bourgogne
Head Coach: Vincent Collet (ASVEL LYON-VILLEURBANNE)
Assistant: Jean-Marc Dupraz (PARIS-LEVALLOIS)
Hrvoje Perincic (196-G/F-78) of Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket
Rashaun Freeman (205-C/F-84) of BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral
Jimmal Ball (178-G-78) of Paris-Levallois
Brian Chase (178-G-81) of Le Mans Sarthe Basket
Tony Skinn of BCM GRAVELINES-DUNKERQUE
Aldo Curti (180-G-87) of Entente Orleans 45
Cedrick Banks of ENTENTE ORLEANAISE LOIRET
Philippe Braud (194-G-85) of ES Chalon-Sur-Saone
Cedric Ferchaud (195-F/G-80) of Cholet Basket
Austin Nichols od HYERES-TOULON VAR BASKET
Slam Dunk Contest:
Yann DE BLAINE (180-G-81)
Nobel Boungou Colo (202-F-88) of ENTENTE ORLEANAISE LOIRET
Justin DARLINGTON 'Jusfly' (194-G-88) of Canada
Kevin KEMP 'Golden Child' (185-G-88) of USA
Max Kouguere (198-F-87) of BCM GRAVELINES-DUNKERQUE
ROYALS AND PISTONS WIN FOR SECOND TIME
Centre Dwayne Brown SugarRoberts led the Victory Valley Royals while guard Nevin Grenville piloted Wismar Pistons as both clubs won for the second straight time when the Pioneer Construction/ Linden Amateur Basketball Associations Senior Club championship continued at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court last Saturdaynight.
The Royals were first to chalk up win number two in as many matches as Roberts was virtually unstoppable in the paint racking up a game high 29 points . The winners had a slim lead at the end of the first quarter 17-15 but were down by a single point at half time 29-30 as the Bulls played aggressively and were in with a chance following their earlier loss against Patriots.
But the Royals took control in the pivotal third quarter and were leading 52-37 and coasted to their eventual 71-48 margin victory.
Roberts was well supported by Lawrence Da Costa and John Webb with13 each while Anson Durant contributed 11.
The best shoots for the Bulls were young Mark Rose with 16 points while Kurleigh Austin had 13 and Terrence James six points..
The second encounter saw the Wismar Pistons come-from-behind as the Ballers bounced their way to an early lead after the first quarter and the at half time were up by ten points 30-20. It was a game which the national champions suited up only six players and were able to tie the scores at 38 at the end of the third quarter.
Their captain guard Nevin Grenville with key clutch shots from down-town steered them home as he knocked in four in the second half as the Pistons outplayed the Ballers in the final stretch and come away with a 57-49 win.
Grenville had 20 points in the game while Byron Pearson added 13 and Trevor Profit 11 while for the Ballers Errol Dryden had 10 points and Rondell Grant eight.
The clubs in the tournament are Wismar Pistons, Patriots, Victory Valley Royals, Amelias Ward Jets, New Ballers, Glands Trucking Service Bulls, Alleyenes Retrieve Earlier inthis first round Pistons beat Raiders 71-51, Royals won against Ballers 77-56
And Patriots gained a 65-54 win over the GTS Bulls.
Part two of the interview with Head-coach Randy Wiel :
Talk about how you're doing the first twelve league-games this season with losing the last two games, how you feel about the performances.
Well going into the season we know we are not going to win every game. As a coach Losses tend to stick longer. Probably because i watch the game film over and over, the media bringing it up constantly because as a top team you have to win every single game which is unrealistic.
As I mentioned before we have been inconsistent, but I kind of expected it with so many new faces. However I still feel we have to fight through this, play hard, and win the games we are supposed to win. There will be enough contests that we will have to fight for our lives. The goal is to be playing your best basketball at the end of the season, but with the Eurochallenge we have to ready to play right now.
What are you going to have to do to prevent the team from getting down?
Players don't get down unless you hit a big losing streak like 3 or 4 in a row. Practices make players forget games quickly, and the next game is right around the corner. Players have a short memory. They just want to play. So far we have not lost 2 in a row. Unlike players as a coach I tend to brood over a loss way more than I enjoy the wins. I guess alot of coaches are that way.
You made the groupstage of the EuroChallenge Regular Season, what do you expect of this International season?
We made the group stage of the Eurochallenge, which was one of our goals. At this writing we have won 6 games without a loss in the Eurochallenge. it is much tougher this year because all the teams that got eliminated in the Uleb preliminary's automatically are in the Eurochallenge. So there are alot of champions and tough competition ahead. we try to take them one at the time and see how far we can get. Hopefully we can make it to the final 4 and then who knows, but of course that's everybody's goal, but what we have is a chance to do something special, and we have to make the most of this opportunity.
Is it surprising to you that you have to actually tell players to work? To do their job?
Well a coaches dream is to have 12 players that are selfmotivated and work as hard as they can every minute of every practice and every game. However that is not the case. Some players are natural hard workers, others you need to push. Every player is different, and as a coach you need to find out from each player which buttons to push to get the maximum effort out of that particular player. This year I have a good group although some days i need crack the whip and push harder than others. The season is long, with the regular season,
Eurochallenge, the Dutch Cup, Playoffs etc , practices and travel. Our team will have played in excess of something of 80 games counting preseason and all. So when I schedule a sunday morning practice at 9 olock in the morning after a saturdaynight game because we have to travel to our next Eurodestination on monday,.
I cannot expect the players to be jumping for joy, But its their job and they are proffessionals, But as a coach its always good to remember that their body is their work tool and not to just , work them and work them and work them, because at the end of the season when the playoffs arrive, they may not have nothing left, because they will break down,
It's an interesting balance, between motivating players, teaching some guys the fundamentals, vs. normal, standard X's and O's.
As I mentioned before I like the uptempo style of basketball, combined with a sound half court offense. Defensively I prefer pressure man to man rather then alot of zone defense. I think the last 4 years we have been the highest scoring team in our league, which has alot to do with the fast pace which makes the game a high possession game for both teams rather than a walk it up half court grind it out low possesion game. I also think that playing uptempo is very entertaining for the fans.
Thanks Randy for taking the time to do the interview.
Through a busy game schedule (League and Eurochallenge games), playing tuesday's, thursday's and saturday's or sunday's, there was a little delay to complete the interview with Head-coach Randy Wiel of the Eiffeltowers. So we have decided to publish the first part of the Interview with coach Randy Wiel about his team and his thoughts about coaching.
What is this year's philosophy going to be?
Well this years goal/phylosophy will be the same as the previous years. We want to win the regular season, win the Dutch Cup, Try and go as far as we can in the Eurochallenge (perhaps win it), and of course our long range goal is to win the Duch Championship again.
What is the best part of coaching?
The best part of coaching to me is having the opportunity to work and teach top athletes the game of basketball, watching the team improve over the course of the season, and in my case having a chance to compete and win the National championship.
What is the hardest part of coaching?
The hardest part of coaching to me is having to start from scratch every season with a totally new team. Having to deal with unrealistic expectations sometimes., and the win now and what have you done for me lately mentality.
How does this year's team compare to last year's?
We have a totally new team this year, as compared to last year. We are stronger inside as compared to last year (with the addition of Jerome Beasley , Anthony Richardson, and Devonne Giles).
Last year we were more perimeter oriented. This year we are playing more from the inside out, which is the formula for most winning basketball teams
What are your thoughts about your team, the EiffelTowers, and their chances this year?
Well I, think that as in the previous years Eiffeltowers is one of 5 teams that has a legitimate chance of winning the Dutch Championship. We are still a little inconsistent especially in our league.
Team chemistry is something that we still need to improve, but is a byproduct of having so many new players. 6 of our top eight players are new, and 3 of them are starters. (Beasley, Giles, Richardson,Jackson,Downey, and Steenvoorde all are new and have to play prominent roles. The automatism is not there yet, but it is something that is coming. I would love to keep a group together 2 years in a row. As it is now we have played some great games (we are still unbeaten in the Eurochallenge) and we have played some games that were marred with inconsistent play. We are trying to find out which side of the bread to butter
What is going to be the key for success this year?
We have to Play together, trust in each other, and put together 40 minutes of honest effort, Especially defensively. Consistency on defense combined with a good offense and sharing the basketball.
What do you, as a coach, bring to your sport?
I feel that that I bring coaching experience, having coached at every level (high school(Chapel Hill High school), Small College (U.N.C. Asheville) , Mid Major (Middle Tennessee Univ), Major University (University of North Carolina). The Dutch National Team (1990 to 1992 pre Olympic Qualifications) and Eiffeltowers, in addition to working with countless N.B.A players. I enjoy the teaching part of the game and prefer an uptempo style of basketball. I also believe that communication with players and discipline are 2 of my strenghts.
Till sofar part one of the Interview with Coach Randy Wiel.
Rotterdam has sent away Phil Grant (202-G/F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Iona), Despite the good series of the Challengers in the recent weeks ( seven wins out of nine games). Grant played 16 games and averaged 8.8ppg and 4.6rpg this season.
On the position where Phil Grant plays, we are well represented. Obviously he has not brought what we had expected. After Christmas we go evaluate what kind of player the Challengers need, thus Chairman Van Haga.
The Lebanese Federation has instructed all the Lebanese Clubs that it is forbidden to deal with non FIBA licensed Player's Agents. From this date onwards, no player will be registered in Lebanon and allowed to play in the League if he was not transfered in through a Licensed Agent. This decision was made during the last Federation meeting unanimously.
Last season, the Federation had advised the Clubs to do that but without making the decision mandatory. It has become now an obligation and this step will help regulate the Player's market which had become open to a various amount of non licensed local and foreign agents.
Courtesy of Paul Atallah (Pro Management Agency)
Summer Slam 2008 Tournament
This years summer slam was held over the past weekend at Lehakoe Basketball Grounds. There was a good show up of teams this year but the tourney started late because of teams pitching late and the unpredictable weather, and other teams were not able to take part due to the above mentioned reasons. All in all seven teams took part in the tournament and as usual /expected Maseru based teams were dominant. Only Lerotholi Polytechnic registered in the ladies section.
As expected Lerotholi Polytechnic reached the finals but lost to Blacklabel by 54:47. The team Blacklabel comprised of players from South Africa and other teams in the NBL including Lerotholi Ploytechnic.
Friday, December 18, 2008
Etzella 70 - Amicale 86
Amicale seems to have Etzella's number defeating them on the road by 16 as avenging a 3 point October home loss. Etzella has had to play without Nelson DelGado and is still without Raphael Albaladejo. Etzella drops to 6-5 wit hthe loss, enough to go into the holiday break in 5th place along with Contern. Amicale clims to the top rung and will have a good holiday break knowing they are alon in 1st place in the DBBL.
American forward Travis DePree (201-F/C, college: Albion) was everywhere for Amicale dominating in every way in last Friday night's contest in Ettelbruck. De Pree was unbelievable blocking 5 shots, dishing for 6 assists, tearing down 20 rebounds and added 2 steals while scoring 33 points. His teammates responded with awesome defense in especially in the 3rd quarter where they held Etzella to only 7 points. Chris Scholtes had 16 points and 12 rebounds followed by Olivier Haan wth 11 and Christian Schartz 10. Schartz also had 7 assists. Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, college: Montevallo) had a double double again with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Tim Giver added 16 and Jairo DelGado 11. Up next, after the break, is the 1/4 finals of the Cup for both teams. Etzella will host Sparta and Amicale will travel to Larochette to play the National 3 team who will have a 20-0 advantage to begin the game. Both games are to be held on January 8.
Etzella: 26 field goals, 10 three pointers, 8 for 15 free throws, 27 rebounds, 21 fouls and 14 turnovers
Kennedy 23, Giver 16, J. DelGado 11, E. Ferreira 4, Ittenbach 4, also Wiesenbach 2, Jacoby 2, Garganese 4, S. Ferreira 2 and Bensighir 2
Amicale: 30 field goals, 7 three pointers, 19 for 26 free throws, 42 rebounds, 16 fouls and 22 turnovers
Schartz 10, Scholtes 16, De Pree 33, Haan 11, Birenbaum 5, also Rausch 4, Kartheiser, and Jones 7
Score by Quarters: 1st Q 27-16, Halftime 42-37, 3rd Q 49-62, Final 70-86
Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras and Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes the finalist of the ProLiga 2007-2008, have played this weekend now for the TOP League.
The result was the same, victory for Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras.
The game was great to see, with a lot showtime and no guest who was going to win the game.
Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras toke the lead in the first 10 minutes, but soon Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes recover from that and got until the last quarter a 7 points diferencial.
In the last quarter Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes start stronger and got 12 points away from Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras, but Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras pull it together and the defense got stronger and recover, and with 5 minutes to play got the lead by 5 points.
At the end Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras close the game with a vitory by 7 points. Final score 83-76.
Both teams made a good game, very nice to see. But still not playing there best!
For Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes the best player was Louis Graham (203-F-84) with 24points 8 rebounds (solid game, playing inside and out, shooting inclusive from the 3 point line)
For Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras the best guys wore, Jason Davis (193-G/F-85, agency: Pinnacle Sports LLC, college: Sacramento St.) 9points 4 assists (he had a hard job to guard Julian Banks that only scored 11points, and made some fantastic dunks), Miguel Salvador (187-G-81) 21points (have done a good job at the point guard position), Joseph Harrell (204-F-85, agency: 540 Sports) 16points 8rebounds (player that done a quiet game but with important shoots made during the game), and the MVP Jeffrey Ferguson (210-F/C-81, college: Wayne St., MI) with 24points 13rebounds (made a solid game, with some explosive dunks).The Center showed again that he is one of the best in the League, placing himself in the Top of the Rebounder List and in the Top 5 in scoring.
|LPB Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Smith, CAB 22.1|
2 Graham, Vitoria 21.7
3 Madison, CAB 20.8
4 Williams,Academica 20
5 Jeffrey C., Fisica 19.2
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1Jeffrey C.,Fisica 12.4|
2 Johnson,Academica 10
3 Coleman, Vagos 9.8
4 Kevin, Porto 9.6
5 Doliboa, Benfica 9.2
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Pires, Barreirense 5.3|
2 Costa, Ginasio 4.8
3 Figueiredo, Porto 4.6
4 Reed, Benfica 3.9
5 Smith, CAB 3.9
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Madison, CAB 3.4|
2 Harvey, Vitoria 2.3
3 Tyrekus,Barreirense 2.3
4 Costa, Ginasio 2.3
5 Joseph, Fisica 2,2
|Blocks Per Game|
|1 Graham,Vitoria 2|
2 Brown,Barreirense 1.6
3 Doliboa,Benfica 1.6
4 Rosefelt,Academica 1.5
5 Kevin, Porto 1.5
Curtis Haywood (198-G-75, college: Oklahoma City) (As Sadd Sports Club) 33 ppg
Haynes Aaron (202-F-81, college: Boise St.) (Al Arabi Club) 28.7 ppg
Maurice Hargrow (195-G-83, college: Minnesota) (Qatar Club) 28.7 ppg
William Clay (188-G-78, college: Texas) (Al Ahli Sports Club) 26.9 ppg
Juma Kamara (198-F-84, college: Portland St.) (Al Arabi Club) 20.3 ppg
Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) (Al Rayyan) 19.7 ppg
Mohammed Youla (Al Ahli Sports Club) 19.1 ppg
Yaseen Ismail (204-F-80) (Al Rayyan) 18.5 ppg
Michael Okoro (206-F-89) (Al Gharrafah) 13.6 rpg
Haynes Aaron 12.8 rpg
Mohammed Youla 11.9 rpg
Mousa (Qatar Club)11.8 rpg
Curtis Haywood 9.7 rpg
Onye Ibekwe (203-F-83, college: Long Beach St.) (As Sadd Sports Club) 9.5 rpg
Baz (As Sadd Sports Club) 8.2 rpg
Mame Souley Ndour (Al Wakrah) 7.9 rpg
Boney Watson 6.8 apg
Mansour El Hadary (178-G-90) (Al Arabi Club) 5.5 apg
Fadi Hani (Al Jaysh Army SC) 5.4 apg
Zayne Gawanab (188-G-82) (Al Wakrah) 4.3 apg
Ibrahim (Al Ahli Sports Club) 4 apg
Abdulla (As Sadd Sports Club) 3.8 apg
Maurice Hargrow 3.7 apg
Yaseen Ismail 3.7 apg
Fadi Hani 4.6 spg
Boney Watson 4.5 spg
Curtis Haywood 3 spg
El Hadji Abdou Corea Sow (Al Wakrah) 2.9 spg
Maurice Hargrow 2.8 spg
Zayne Gawanab 2.6 spg
William Clay 2.6 spg
Haynes Aaron 2.4 spg
Hashem Zaidan (211-C-80) (Al Ahli Sports Club) 1.6 bpg
Michael Okoro 1 bpg
Haynes Aaron 1 bpg
Hamam (Al Wakrah) 0.9 bpg
Points - Maurice Hargrow 41 vs. Al Jaysh Army SC (23/11/2008)
Rebounds - Mohammed Youla 19 vs. Qatar Club (18/11/2008)
Assists - Ibrahim (Al Ahli Sports Club) 10 vs. Al Wakrah (08/11/2008)
Steals - Boney Watson 8 vs. Al Gharaffah (01/11/2008)
Blocks Hashem Zaidan 4 vs. As Sadd Sports Club (23/11/2008)
Haynes Aaron (7/7) 28.7 ppg & 12.8 rpg & Michael Okoro (7/7) 16.9 ppg & 13.6 rpg
|TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO|
Super Ten Standings|
|UNITED ARAB EMIRATES|
* Monday 22/12:
# Group A:
Al Jalaa Aleppo (SYR) 89 - Al Ittihad Alexandria (EGY) 71 (23-14, 49-28, 66-50 & 89-71)
- Best scorers:
John Thomas (205-F/C-75, college: Minnesota) '22 pts' from Al Jalaa Aleppo
Michel Maadanli (196-G-81, agency: Huss Sport Agency) '12 pts' from Al Jalaa Aleppo
# Group A standings:
1- An Nasr (UAE) 1-1
2- Al Jalaa Aleppo (SYR) 1-1
3- Champville (LEB) 1-0
4- Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (LEB)1-0
5- Al Ittihad Alexandria (EGY) 0-2
# Group B:
Mahram (IRI) 82 - UAE National Team 69 (Qs: 24-21, 50-40, 71-52 & 82-69)
- Best scorers:
Nebojsa Bogavac (199-G-73, agency: Beo Basket) '32 pts' from Mahram
Zain (JOR) 89 - Al Jeish Army Damascus (SYR) 69 (Qs: 19-13, 41-24, 71-44 & 89-61)
- Best scorers:
Muhia Kasaballi (210-C-84) '19 pts' from Al Jeish Army Damascus
Moussa Al Awadi (190-G/F-85) '16 pts' from Zain
Ontario Lett (198-F-79, agency: BrezoPro, college: Pittsburgh) '15 pts' from Zain
Mike Christensen (203-G/F-85, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: New Hampshire) '15 pts' from Zain
# Group B standings:
1- Zain (JOR) 1-0
2- Al Moutahed Tripoli (LEB) 1-1
3- Mahram (IRI) 1-0
4- Al Jeish Army Damascus (SYR) 0-2
5- UAE National Team 0-2
* The former Spanish NT player Oscar Yebra (200-F-74, agency: Court Side) is the 2nd import of Mahram (IRI) with the montenegrin froward Nebojsa Bogavac.
# Day 4 - 20th Dubai International Tournament (GMT):
- Tuesday 23/12:
10:45 Mahram X Army
12:45 UAE X Mouttahed
15:00 Riyadi X Ittihad
17:00 Champville X Jalaa
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