EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/24/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
Base Oostende and Optima Gent are the teams who are busiest during this time of the season.
For Gent we can only report outgoing players. Jesse Kimbrough and Ike Ofoegbu will more than likely not be on the team's roster upon their return after the break.
Roel Moors was already signed to replace Kimbrough for the rest of the season. Ofoegbu may be replaced but that is not sure yet.
Big changes once again at Base Oostende who see Eric Hicks return to the team. Devin Green has asked to be released and has in the mean time been replaced by Robert Hite (188-G-84, college: Miami, FL). Hite started the season playing in the EBA league for Lugo, later on he moved to LEB Gold team Melilla before finally ending up in ACB team Tau Vitoria. Hite had an outsanding Uleb Cup season with Galatasaray during the 2007-08 season when he averaged 16.0ppg and 4.5rpg.
Played 12 games for the Miami Heat and 19 games for the D-League's Sioux Falls during the 06-07 season.
Green is rumoured to be headed to Ukraine.
|BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS|
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
BMC AEK Larnakas - Proteas EKA AEL 57-62
A derby took place in Larnaca last night and the Limassol team succeeded another road win and finish in the top position in the first round.
The quarters were: 17-11, 31-25, 42-42, 57-62.
BMC AEK: Johnson 11, Miskovic 11, Dujovic 15, Anderson 5, Milicic 8, Van de Harre 7
Proteas EKA AEL: Mitsel 18, Milan Dozet (203-G/F-79) 15, Taylor 4, Palalas 2, Blanchart 10, Mujezinovic 6 and Radojevic 7
|A1 - Regular Season Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Greer, Keravnos 125|
2 Anderson, AEK 112
3 Bradford, Achilleas 106
4 Zujovic, Achilleas 98
5 Grgat, Achilleas 93
6 Smith, Omonia 89
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Trisokas, Kerav. 50|
2 Van De Hare, AEK 46
3 Grgat, Achilleas 42
4 Garcia, Apoel 39
5 Collins, Etha 37
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Foreman, ENAD 33|
2 Smith, Omonia 30
3 Andreson, AEK 23
4 Cooper, Apoel 21
5 Bradford, Achilleas 19
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Taylor, AEL 16|
2 Forman, ENAD 11
3 McClendon, Achilea 10
4 Rosnowski, Apollon 9
5 Trisokkas, Keravnos
|Blocks Per Game|
|1 Van De Harre, AEK 8|
2 Davis, AEK 7
3 Trepalovac, Etha 5
4 Radojevic, AEL 5
4 Van Dorpe, Apoel 5
4 Buckman,Keravnos 5
|1 Brown, Apolon 81.5%|
2 Taylor, AEL 69%
3 Andreson, AEK 64.5%
4 Damjavic, Kerav 64.5%
5 Grgat, Achilleas 62%
|1 Rosnowsk, Apol 47.5%|
2 Matic, ENAD 47%
3 Greer, Keravnos 44.5%
2 Zujovic, Achilleas 39%
5 Bradford, Achileas 38%
|1 Greer, Keravnos 80.0|
2 Sims, Apollon 80
2 Radunovic, Apoel 80
3 Smith, Omonia 80
4 Neofitou, Omonia 75
5 Damjanovic, Kerav 75
|1 Greer, Keravnos|
2 Mijovic, Omonia
2 Radunovic, Apoel
3 Anderson, AEK
3 Zujovic, Achilleas
4 Smith, Omonia
5 Sims, Apollon
Cup Semi-Finals January 10 2008 in Dublin:
Neptune vs DART Killester
UCC Demons vs Tralee Tigers
Previously undefeated DART Killester lost to DCU Saints in overtime 91-88
UCD Marian 82-76 over Hoops
Belfast Star 99-85 over Elks
Neptune 78-67 over Limerick Lions
UCC Demons 83-69 over Tralee Tigers
The Following New is courtesy of Coach Douglas Leichner :
In a preview of the Cup semi-finals, UCC Demons beat the Tralee Tigers 83-69 at the Mardyke Arena. The Demons were led by Jerrah Young (201-F-85, agency: Dynasty Sports, college: Toledo) with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Jerrah was a warrior and battled against veteran Roy Smallwood (202-F-81, college: UTEP)(14 points). 'Young impressed me with his defensive effort on a very talented front court. Tralee Tigers were led by Carl Hadley (193-F, college: Sam Houston St.)'s 31 points. Carl Hadley is an explosive scorer. We tried a variety of defenders on him. As surprising as it may seem, I feel like we held Carl Hadley to 31 points. It was a great win being without our starting back court of Ryne Hamblet (196-G-85, college: Bowling Green) and Shane Coughlin (188-G-79). I like the effort the UCC Demons displayed against adversity.' -Coach Leichner'
|TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO|
Ohod Basketball Club decided to replace their import Brian Waters (188-G-85, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Elon) with Ian Young (191-G-81, college: Auburn)...
The American CBA's side Albany Patrons was the last team which Young played in last season, He has also an experience in playing in Bosnia, Germany and France.
He joins another Trinidadian in Winston 'Spongy' Benjamin who is at Al Ahli.Benjamin who is from South Trinidad played for Marist College and is a member of the Trinidad and Tobago national team.
Forward Louie Davis connected on seven three-pointers to register a League-best 33 points as Petrotrin Jazz defeated Royal Extra Lions 96-69 when competition in the Stag Super 10 Basketball League (SBL) continued at the Southern Indoor Sports Arena, Pleasantville, San Fernando yesterday.
It was Jazz second victory since its opening match 77-76 win over National Flour Mills. Davis got good support from Curlan Dottin, who had 17 points, and national centre Miguel Williams with 12.
Veteran Barry Shoulders Sandy was Lions best performer with 17 points.
In the featured match of three, Detour Shak Attack defeated Mirak Stars 75-64 to improve their record to 2-0, while stars fall to 1-3.
Power-forward Andrew Ifill was Shak Attacks chief point producer with 27 points and eight rebounds, while centre Steve McSween added 16 points.
For Mirak Stars forward Delroy Agard netted 20 and Kevin Sargeant 17.
In the programmes middle match-up, reigning South Zone champion team Marabella Raptors handed Caledonia Clipprs its fourth consecutive loss on the season behind a 103-66 scoreline.
Raptors man-to-man defence proved a major hurdle for Clippers who fell behind 35-10 in the first quater and never recovered.
Forward Kirk Baptiste top-scored for Raptors with 24 points and Ako Pascal had 22.
For Clippers veteran Roland Sylvester and the young and talented forward Andre Jennings each sank 12 points.
Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy
Height / Weight:
7-0 / 280
High School: Competed for two years at Lake Forest Academy ... Named the Independent School League co-Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection ... Averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game during the 2007-08 season ... Former Wildcat guard Nate Pomeday was an assistant coach of his at Lake Forest Academy ... Played with Trinidad and Tobago's under-18 national team during the summer of 2007 ...
Invited to participate in the 2008 NBPA Top 100 Camp prior to declaring himself as collegiate prospect for 2008-09 ... First-team all-conference selection in track and field, placing first in the shot put and second in the discus ... Competed on the AAU circuit for Full Package for two years.
Personal: Born Kyle Christian Rowley on 1/21/90 ... Son of Keith and Cheryl Rowley ... Chose Northwestern over Indiana, Georgetown, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Oregon State ... Intends to major in journalism or business administration.
|UNITED ARAB EMIRATES|
* Tuesday 23/12:
# Group A:
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (LEB) 82 - Al Ittihad Alexandria (EGY) 79 (Qs: 18-30, 47-45, 68-61 & 82-79)
- Best scorers:
Fadi El Khatib (197-F-79, agency: Pro Management Agency) '31 pts' from Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Derrick Franklin (208-C-81, college: Columbus St.) '20 pts' from Al Ittihad Alexandria
Al Jalaa Aleppo (SYR) 73 - Champville (LEB) 68 (Qs: 18-24, 38-36, 54-57 & 73-68)
- Best scorers:
Damond Williams (197-F-80, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: Mc Neese St.) '25 pts' from Al Jalaa Aleppo
# Group A standings:
1- Al Jalaa Aleppo (SYR) 2-1
2- Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (LEB) 2-0
3- Champville (LEB) 1-1
4- An Nasr (UAE) 1-1
5- Al Ittihad Alexandria (EGY) 0-3
# Group B:
Mahram (IRI) 80 - Al Jeish Army Damascus (SYR) 72
- Best scorers:
Oscar Yebra (200-F-74, agency: Court Side) '26 pts' from Mahram
Al Moutahed Tripoli (LEB) 75 - UAE National Team 54
- Best scorers:
Ibrahim Khalfan (181-F-79) '24 pts' from UAE National Team
Mazen Mneimneh (192-G-86) '21 pts' from Al Moutahed Tripoli
Tony Williams (202-F-78, agency: ACMT, college: Louisville) '21 pts' from Al Moutahed Tripoli
# Group B standings:
1- Mahram (IRI) 3-0
2- Al Moutahed Tripoli (LEB) 2-1
3- Zain (JOR) 2-0
4- Al Jeish Army Damascus (SYR) 0-3
5- UAE National Team 0-3
* The American-Bulgarian giant Lauderdale Priest (221-C-73, college: Central State) will join Mahram (IRI) today to be the 3rd import in the team.
# Day 5 - 20th Dubai International Tournament (GMT):
- Wednesday 24/12:
12:45 Jalaa X An Nasr
15:00 Riyadi X Champville
17:00 Zain X Mahram
|BULGARIA - Women|
|GERMANY - Women|
|ITALY - Women|
|LATVIA - Women|
|LITHUANIA - Women|
|LMKL Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Aglinskaite, Ru 21.9|
2. Petronyte, TEO 21.3
3. Balciunaite, Aist 16.2
4. Marmiene, Laisve 16.0
5. Pacauskiene, Arvi 14.8
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Balciunaite, Ais 10.2|
2. Galdikaite, Alytus 9.3
3. Petronyte, TEO 8.9
4. Svaryte, Ruta 8.3
5. Langhorne, TEO 7.7
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Wilson, TEO 6.4|
2. Zygelyte, Lemm 4.3
3. Rinkeviciute, TEO 3.8
4. Gutkauskaite, Ruta 3.1
5. Sauliute, Arvi 2.9
|1. Staugaitiene, TEO 70.5|
2. Petronyte, TEO 69.6
3. Langhorne, TEO 65.0
|1 Kvederaviciute, Laisve 50.0|
2 Packauskiene, Arvi 50.0
3 Preskienyte, Alytus 47.6
|1. Mileskiene, Lemm 90.9|
2. Sauliute, Arvi 90.0
3. Naidiene, Lemm 90.0
|MOZAMBIQUE - Women|
Desportivo from Maputo is Mozambique champion.
They have beat Polittecnica from Maputo, in the final play off by 2-1.(57-64 ; 47-44 and 70-43).
After the Africa clubs championship in Kenya, Desportivo win at home also the national championship.
coach : Nazir Sale
|RUSSIA - Women|
B Superleague Standings|
|SERBIA - Women|
|SPAIN - Women|