EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/30/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
So far, five teams have joined Sloboda Dita in Bosnian Cup quarterfinals. Sloboda Dita moves on because its opponent Novi Grad had been suspended until January 3rd.
1/16 Cup finals scores:
Citluk: Brotnjo - Zrinjski 74:101
Posusje: Posusje - Siroki Eronet 53:79
Lukavica: Slavija - Vitez 89:85
Mrkonjic Grad: Mladost - Igokea 71:100
Zenica: Celik - Borac Nektar 68:80
Tuzla: Sloboda Dita - Novi Grad 20:0
Game Grude - SL IAT Leotar has been postponed per guests' request while Triland - Bosna game is scheduled for January 6, 2009. Cup Quarterfinals draw will take place at the Basketball Federation office on January 9, 2009.
Montepaschi Siena continued its perfect season and now they're sure by the first position on the first half of the season.
Behind Siena now there's only La Fortezza Bologna that, after the X'mas game, have to decide if sack Earl Boykins or not. The 5'6' point-guard now is in the States without the club's autorization.
In the next week we'll have the big match Montepaschi - LaFortezza.
At Caserta the man of the match was Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson) who netted 31, 15 in the first half ended 28-28. By Eldo side Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85, college: Miami, FL) was out of foul at the first minute in the third quarter with two consecutive tecnical foul.
Romain Sato (194-G-81, college: Xavier) played the 100th game with the Siena uniform.
Armani Jeans Milano lose at Benetton Treviso's home its sixth game in the season, now is 6-6, and ended at the last shot for the seventh time in this first twelve games (in this seven game Milano have a 2-5 record). Was Bobby Dixon (178-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Troy) the closer with 2/2 FT, David Hawkins missed the final shot from downtown.
Lottomatica Virtus Roma 3-0 with Fernando Gentile on the bench, won against Premiata Montegranaro in the last quarter, when the energies of the host team was empty and Roma could use its longest bench.
Scavolini Spar Pesaro re-emerge after the lose at Siena destroying what was left to GMAC Real Estate Bologna, which could not deploy to five players (Lamma, Slokar, Bagaric, Woods and Achara are injuried).
Rashad Anderson (195-G/F-83, college: Connecticut) with two FT in the close seconds gave the fourth season win at Snaidero Udine, now abandoned the last place in Serie A. But the big surprise is the second home lost for Banca Tercas Teramo, beat by Air Avellino that had 8 players over 8 points.
BEST FIVE 12th week:
PG- Terrell McIntyre, Montepaschi Siena, 31 pts
SG- Giuseppe Poeta (190-G-85), Banca Tercas Teramo, 20 pts
SF- Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances), Snaidero Udine, 21 pts
PF- Charles Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Princeton), Benetton Treviso, 17 pts & 10 boards
C- Sharrod Ford (206-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Clemson), La Fortezza Bologna, 15 pts & 11 boards
Besides the spectacular signing of Romel Beck (203-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) in Guadalajara, there were some more transfer in the last days.
Potros ITSON brought in Parrish Brown (185-G, college: Maryland) while Carlus Groves (201-F-71, college: San Diego St.), DeShawn Bowman (173-G-82, college: Columbus St.) and DeeAndre Hulett (200-G/F-80, college: Coll.Sequoias CC) are out.
Joe Webb (201-G/F-82, college: Bellevue) is the new guy in Panteras de Aguascalientes. Mario Bennett (207-F-73, college: Arizona St.) and Tyrone McDaniel (190-G-71, college: Lenoir-Rhyne) are not with the team anymore.
Forrest Fisher (193-G-84) is now in Volkswagen-city Puebla where he joined the Angeles de Puebla.James Parker (183-G-82, college: Robert Morris), Mark Strom (193-G-82, college: Apprentice), Kevin Freeman (201-F-78, college: Connecticut) and Maurice Riddick (188-G-79, college: Bethune-Cookman) left the same team.
Tyras Wade (200-F-81, college: La-Lafayette), Anthony Miller (206-C-71, college: Michigan St.) and Marcus Fleming (204-F-78, college: Alcorn St.) are history in Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun after bad results in the FIBA Americas League. Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Houston) and Thomas Burrough replaced them in Quintana Roo.
Bucaneros de Campeche let go Randall Williams (203-F/C-82, college: Tarleton St.),Marcus Session (198-G/F-81, college: St.Mary's (TX)) and Aaron Eneas (202-F-78, agency: Promotex) and inked guard Terry Thompson (191-G-80, agency: Tank Sports, college: Cent.Washington) instead.
Tijuana Galgos has a new head coach after Dominick Young went back to the States to coach newly founded Fresno-Washington Raptors in the ABA.
The new man is Renato Valenzuela and he finally brought Tijuana Galgos a win after a record of losses.
And finally in Halcones UV Cordoba, Galen Robinson (203-F/C-74, college: Houston) and Cordell Henry (178-G-80, agency: N.E.T., college: Marquette) are out of the picture.
Oyedeji Olumide (207-C/F-81) enjoys the CBA actions in China with his Shanxi Zhongyu. His majesty Bonzi Wells shined with 52 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists as his Shanxi Zhongyu defeated Fujian in overtime 119:115. Oyedeji Olumide had 26 points and 22 rebounds. Wei Mingliang scored 15 points. Young Duan Jiangpeng scored 10 but only hit 4 of 16 shots. Chris Porter led Fujian with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Gong Songlin scored 23 and Matt Frieje had 21. Liu Yudong scored 17 points, while Lu Xiaoming had 13 points and 10 assists.
In Round 18 Jilin overcame Shanxi Zhongyu 111:104 behind 40 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists from Leon Rogers. Bonzi Wells had 46 points and 12 rebounds for Zhongyu.Oyedeji Olumide scored only 4 points but made massive 21 rebounds.
In Round 17 Beijing edged Shanxi Zhongyu 93:92 as Chen Lei scored 21 points and made 7 rebounds for the Ducks. Ex-NBA star Wells Bonzi had 41 points, 9 boards and 6 assists in defeat, while Oyedeji Olumide collected 31 points and 22 caroms.
Shanxi Zhongyu was glad to see a newcomer NBAer Bonzi Wells in Round 16 to win over Tianjin 105:104. His majesty poured in 48 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and made 7 steals. Oyedeji Olumide collected 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winners, while Theron Smith had 30 points and 10 rebounds for Tianjin.
New forward from Latvia Ivars Timermanis (202-F-82) is signed in Sportino Inowroclaw. He can play on 3 and 4 position.He is well known by Krutikov's coach, played in Germany, Bremerhaven where this coach has working as a coach assitant 2007-2008.After Landry was injured in last home game, coach was searching for some forward who can replace Canadian's player.
Pawel Mroz (214-C-84) is moved from AZS Koszalin to Kwidzyn. Kwidzyn's boss, was make decision to realased his center, David Dixon (211-C-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Washington). Mroz in koszalin played 8 games with 5,3 points and 3 rebound per game.
Brandun Hughes (180-G-76, college: S.Indiana) who was fired from Sokolow Znicz is close to sign by Gornik Walbrzych.Houges is 32 old USA player, but spent many seasons in Poland, he is in USA at now, after this he will be on short tryout in Walbrzych.
In China Yang Yuming (180-G-79) and his Jilin Northeast Tigers outscored Yunnan 99:95 as Soumaila Samake had 32 points and 17 rebounds and Leon Rogers added 30 points and 8 rebounds. Yang Yuming posted 12 points for the winners and Hu Guang led Yunnan with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Meanwhile Taiwanese Wang Xinkai had 4 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists for Yunnan Honghe Running Bulls.
Before that in Jilin overcame Shanxi Zhongyu 111:104 behind 40 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists from Leon Rogers. Bonzi Wells had 46 points and 12 rebounds for Zhongyu. Yang Yuming had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Jilin overcame Beijing 94:89 in Round 15 as Soumaila Samake poured in 37 points and 17 rebounds. Dontae Jones had the same number of points in defeats adding also 14 rebounds. Yang Yuming collected 6 points, 8 boards and 6 assists.
In Round 14 Tianjin edged Jilin 88:81 to take 5-9 record in the standings. Theron Smith had 35 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Darryl Watkins collected 19 points and 9 rebounds. Soumaila Samake paced Jilin with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Yang Yuming had a great game for his team with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
|GERMANY - Women|
|DBBL Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Paunovic, Freiburg 21.0|
2 Tatham, Halle Lions 19.6
3 Danckert, Leipzig 19.0
4 Thoresen, W'burg 18.0
5 Teilane, Wolfenb 17.6
6 Vogel, Donau-Ries 17.6
7 Goodwin, S'louis 17.2
8 Drozd, Herner TC 16.6
9 Hightower, W'burg 16.6
10 Fertitta, Chemcats 15.7
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Vogel, Donau-Ries 11.9|
2 Teilane, Wolfenb 11.4
3 Keith, Chemcats 10.3
4 Tatham, Halle Lions 9.7
5 Fertitta, Chemcats 9.4
6 Trahan-Davis, S'louis 9.1
7 Ernest, Oberhausen 9.1
8 Danckert, Leipzig 7.6
9 Zberch, Herner TC 7.5
10 Chambers, Goetting 7.5
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Rego, Halle Lions 6.0|
2 Bar, Saarlouis 4.5
3 DeHaven, Leipzig 4.1
4 Paige, Wasserburg 3.9
5 Comtesse, Saarlouis 3.8
6 Mersch, Oberhausen 3.6
7 Paunovic, Freiburg 3.3
8 Broring, Donau-Ries 3.3
9 Kerns, Goettingen 3.1
10 Beck, Goettingen 2.9
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Hayes, Freiburg 4.5|
2 DeHaven, Leipzig 4.4
3 Bar, Saarlouis 3.1
4 Diaz, Leipzig 3.1
5 Austmann, O'hausen 2.8
6 Tatham, Halle Lions 2.7
7 Hightower, W'burg 2.6
8 Thoresen, W'burg 2.5
9 Broring, Donau-Ries 2.4
10 Danckert, Leipzig 2.4
|Blocks Per Game|
|1 Teilane, Wolfenb 3.4|
2 Danckert, Leipzig 1.2
3 Chambers, Goetting 1.1
4 Bar, Saarlouis 1.1
5 Tatham, Halle Lions 0.9
6 Foster, Freiburg 0.9
7 Gemo, Wolfenb 0.9
8 Beck, Goettingen 0.8
9 Diaz, Leipzig 0.8
10 Ernest, Oberhausen 0.7
|ITALY - Women|
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Women|
|UNITED KINGDOM - Women|