EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/11/2008Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
here are the results of Algerian Nationale 1B which is the second professional league of Algerian basketball federation
the current standing is
1/ABS with 19 pts
2/TBBB and ASPTTO with 18 pts each
4/COBB with 16 pts
5/NRMH with 15 pts
6/MOOO and MSC with 14 pts each
8/OMSM with 13 pts
9/USB with 12 pts
10/ASHA with 12 pts
11/CRBS with 12 pts
12MTS suspended for all season
here are the results of 14th round in Algerian regular season
NAR-NBS reported AUA-JSBM 58-64 USMMH-CRBT 61-54
MCS is still leading the season standings
Charleori has signed American forward Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Florida) for the rest of the season. Official sources confirmed the playeris to arrive in Charleroi on Monday afternoon.
Till recently Walsh played in Spain for Manresa. In 18 games for Ricoh Manresa he is averaging 22mpg, 11.3ppg and 3.2 rpg.
Played 16 games for Larissa in Greece during the 2006-2007 season and had averages of 17.8ppg and 4.6rpg. Was voted to the Eurobasket Greece All Import team.
Before heading to Greece he was on the pre-season roster of the New Jersey Nets and played 7 games with averages of 4.4ppg and 3.8 rpg. Was waived before the start of the regular season.
Played 2 games for the Miami Heat in 2005-2006. Played in the NBA Summerleagues between 2005 and 2007 for the Miami Heat, Seattle Supersonics, Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Had an good career at Florida where in his 3 years he averaged around 14pts and 4 rebs.
Flamengo / Petrobras is the only undefeated team in the league with a 7-0 record. They won today 97-75 over UTC/ Uberlandia in a game where Flamengo took the lead during the 1st quarter through the 3rd and then took it easy in the 4th quarter. Marcelinho scored 25 points, Duda and Coloneze both scored 14 points. For UTC Salgueiro dropped in 22 Pts.
In the 2nd game CISER/ UNIVILLE/ JOINVILLE defeated INESUL/ FEL/ LONDRINA 75-61 to get to 2nd place in the league with a record of 5-3. Espiga with 16 points was the best by Joinville and Leo with 18 Pts by Londrina.
Sunday Febuary 10th
EnBW Ludwigsburg 95 ratiopharm Ulm 84
EnBW Ludwisgsburg claimed this chapter of the Baden-Wurtemburg Derby with a strong 95-84 win over rival ratiopharm Ulm Sunday night at Porsche Arena in Stuttgart before 4,500 fans. The hosts bolted to a 27-15 lead after 1Q and held a 54-42 advantage at half in contolling play for the majority of the game. Ulm used a variety of defensive looks to trim the deficit to 7 in the 4Q but two big Brandon Woudstra three pointers sealed the exciting Derby win for Head Coach Silvano Poropat and his team. Woudstra topscored with 24pt including 4 of 6 from three while Coleman Collins added 15pt 8reb and Nate Harris and Ronald Ross chipped in 14pt apiece. Ludwigsburg sank 48% of their shots and made 28 of 35 FT (80%). Ulm outrebounded Ludwigsburg 41-27 but suffered 20 turnovers and made only 13 of 22 from the foul line (59%). All Stars Jeff Gibbs (20pt 16reb) and Konrad Wysocki (19pt 5reb) led the Ulm attack with help from EJ Gallup (14pt 4 threes). Ulm captain Emeka Erege also added 14pt on 5 for 6 shooting. Ludwigsburg improves to 9-10 while Ulm evens at 9-9.
Deutsche Bank Skyliners 91 Ewe Baskets Oldenburg 77
Five Deutsche Bank Skyliners reached double digits in Sunday's convincing 91-77 home win over Ewe Baskets Oldenburg at Ballsporthalle in Frankfurt. Led by 22pt 6reb from Derrick Allen, Frankfurt also received production from Pascal Roller (19pt 5ast), Jimmy McKinney (15pt 5 for 7 threes), Ilian Evtimov (13pt) and Koko Archibong (11pt 9reb) in the win. Head Coach Murat Didin and his team built an impressive lead going up 25-17 after 1Q and holding a 53-35 advantage at half. Oldenburg fought back in the 3rd but Frankfurt cruised to the win down the stretch. The Skyliners shot 56% from the floor, 59% from three (13-22) and 87% FT (14-16). Rickey Paulding had a big night for Oldenburg scoring 30pt while Branimir Longin hit 4 of 7 threes to add 14pt. Frankfurt moves to 11-8 while Oldenburg falls to 10-9.
Bayer Leverkusen 90 BG74 Gottingen 85
Nate Fox scored 26pt with 12reb and Brant Bailey added 20pt 4ast as Bayer Leverkusen earned another home win beating BG74 Gottingen 90-85 Sunday at historic Wilhelm DopatkaHalle in Leverkusen. Gordon Geib scored 13pt and Brendan Winters chipped in 12 for Head Coach Achim Kuczmann's team. Leverkusen shot 46% from the floor and dished out an impressive 27 team assists while outrebounding Gottingen 47-32 in the win. Darren Brooks led Gottingen with 22pt while Selim Mulic and Willie Jenkins added 17pt apiece for the Violets. Gottingen took the action early with a 24-20 lead after 1Q. Leverkusen turned the tide in the 2Q outscoring their guests 30-15 to take a 50-39 lead at half. Leading 70-60 after 3, Leverkusen held off a Gottingen charge to seal the win. Leverkusen improves to 14-5 while Gottingen drops to 7-12.
brose Baskets Bamberg 84 digibu Baskets Paderborn 60
Demond Greene drilled 3 of 5 threes to topscore with 17pt leading six Bamberg players in double figures in an 84-60 win over digibu Baskets Paderborn Sunday at JAKO Arena. Along with Greene, Predrag Suput sank 2 of 3 threes to add 13pt, Steffen Hamann contributed 12pt 7ast, Ademola Okulaja added 11pt and recently signed Jared Reiner chipped in 10pt 9reb in his home debut. Tim Black paced Paderborn with 23pt while Greg Jenkins added 11pt 7reb and Steve Esterkamp scored 10. Bamberg shot 50% from the floor while limiting Paderborn to 32% and outrebounded their guests 41-36 in the game. Head Coach Dirk Bauermann and his men built their lead early running to a 27-18 lead after one and adding a 22-12 2Q for a 49-30 halftime lead. Paderborn battled back and won the 3Q 21-14 before the hosts earned the win. Bamberg is now 12-5 while Paderborn slips to 7-12.
NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig vs TBB Trier 7pm tip
Santos De San Luis came back from behind to first tie the series and then claim a spectacular win in the semifinal series against Lobos Grises in the Northern Division. On February 7 Santos clinched their second win in the series as they bumped Lobos 107:87. Santos dominated from the start as Arim Abdul Solares (202-F/C-83) and Ramel Allen (210-C-79, college: Bridgeport) put them up early in the encounter. However Corey Anders (192-G/F-76, college: Pacific) scored 6 quick points for Lobos and the visitors surged ahead soon. But not for long though as Arim Abdul Solares kept posting points and led his team to a 24:16 lead after 10 minutes. The hosts opened the second frame with a 12:0 run to make it 20-point gap but Miguel Acuna (181-G-73) came up with some key buckets to trim the deficit back to 10 points at the interval 40:50. Lobos climbed as close as 6 points at the start of the third period but the effort was denied by Ramel Allen. He notched a bunch of free throws and Erron Maxey (198-F-78, college: Providence) added a three-pointer to restore an 18-point margin between the teams. Erron Maxey continued to pile up points for the home team and soon Santos were up by as many as 25 points. Lobos never recovered in the final stages of the game and lost the battle 87:107. Mark Borders (188-G-84, college: Tampa) led the action with 29 points. Arim Abdul Solares added 21 points and 11 boards for the winners. Miguel Acuna replied with 25 points for Lobos in defeat.
The decisive third game was played yesterday and Santos proved stronger beating Lobos 106:76. So now Santos will wait for the outcome of another semifinal clash between Fuerza Regia and Soles de Mexicali. Soles lead 2-1 at the moment and could decide on the outcome of the series in Game 4 on February 11.
Northern Division Semis
Santos - Lobos 107:87
Santos: Mark Borders 29, Arim Abdul Solares 21+11 boards, Erron Maxey 20
Lobos: Miguel Acuna 25, Noe Alonzo (198-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) 20
Lobos - Santos 76:106
Partizan Igokea from Belgrade is experiencing extremely bright moments and it seems that no one can stop them in Serbia and Adriatic region. During the last season and a half black and white team succeeded to reach Euroleague TOP 16 twice, to win Adriatic league for the first time in their history, to keeps dominating in Serbian Superleague (6 consecutive titles) and finally to win National Cup Radivoj Korac after 6 years.
Partizan opened the final game of Radivoj Korac Cup against Hemofarm STADA very well making run 11-2. Later, at the middle of the second period, after successful 3-pointer by Velickovic, they extended lead to 34-13. After that moment Markovic and Vukosavljevic hit couple of attempts from behind the arc decreasing its minus to 10 until the half time. Partizan's head coach Vujosevic exploited this early advantage to rest his best player Nikola Pekovic. Hemofarm touched minus 6 in 25th minute but Partizan quickly get back to 55-45 going into the last quarter with a nice lead. Clutch player of the game was Dusan Kecman, who drained two 3-pointers and the beginning of the last quarter setting the score to 62-45, what was unreachable for Hemofarm until the end.
Dusan Kecman (197-G/F-77, Agency: Beo Basket) led Partizan scoring 15 points while Milton Palacio (190-G-78, college: Colorado St.) followed him with 13 points. Young Milan Macvan (206-F/C-89) had 14 points for Hemofarm STADA. Hot prospect of Partizan Igokea Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) is named the MVP of the Final 8 tournament of National Cup Radivoj Korac.
Hemofarm STADA - Partizan Igokea 64-73
Hemofarm STADA: Macvan 14, Bozovic 13, Markovic 12, Pavkovic 10
Partizan Igokea: Kecman 15, Palacio 13, Pekovic 9, Velickovic 9
Venezuela's Liga Profesional de Baloncesto is already in preseason for its 2008 edition, with the addition of two new franchises. In the process, loans, signings, releases and imported players hunting takes place on a daily basis on and off the court, in the front offices. Players continue to talk about their future and what they hope and the media is there to hear what they have to say. Here's a round-up on Venezuelan LPB teams.
GUAIQUERIES DE MARGARITA
-No imported players signings have taken yet, at least officialy, according to their press manager, David Nilo. Rogers Washington (202-F-77) is one option, but they haven't reached an agreement.
-The team signed Ludwing Irazabal (201-C/F-73), a former power forward and center of Trotamundos de Carabobo. 'He's gonna bring positive things to us, like his knowledge, strength, experience, rebounds, defense and other things. He's a close to the basket player and that's vital for us right now. His arrival will improve us in our rotation and I'm sure his presence is gonna make us a better team', said puertorrican head coach Julio Toro after he was informed of the transaction.
-Herbert Bayona (211-C-78) is in the United States but is expected next week.
-National press has mentioned the name of Lorenzo Trudo (201-F-80) as one of the imported players already signed, but that's yet to be confirmed by the team's general management.
COCODRILOS DE CARACAS
-Reached an agreement to bring back Kevin Freeman (201-F-78) and also signed Kelley McClure (186-G-74). The team also has bahamanian Aaron Eneas (202-F-78) and dominican Manuel Fortuna (187-G) in trainings. Patrick Culver (208-C-84) is also with the team. They have to play Liga Sudamericana against Boca Juniors (Argentina), Universo BRB (Brazil) and Regatas de Lima (Peru) by the final week of the month of February.
-Let Grady Osorio (193-F-87) travel back to Barquisimeto to join Guaros de Lara's trainings as a loan.
-Head coach is Nestor Salazar
GAITEROS DEL ZULIA
-Diario Panorama reported the signing of Brian Greene (196-G/F-84), recommended by Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) himself, as a new imported player.
-The team is negotiating the finantial arrangement of Miguel Angel Marriaga (207-C-84) so that he can join trainings in Maracaibo.
-Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) is not going to play in Argentina after his experience in Mexico and will apparently play for Gaiteros this season.
-Askia Jones (196-G-71) arrived from the United States to join the team. He also has the Venezuelan passport and is a former member of the Senior NT.
-Head coach is Jorge Arrieta
MARINOS DE ANZOATEGUI
-Announced the signing of Hardy Asprilla (196-F/G-82), a Senior NT of Colombia member who was actually born in Socopo, Venezuela. He played in the NCAA in the United States.
-Announced that they will not bring Jermaine Tate to the country because he's injured and they're actively looking for a replacement for the paint.
-Carlos Morris (194-F-75) and Victor Luces (188-G-77) have been loaned to Deportivo Tachira for 2008. Morris had been acquired in a trade from Gatos de Monagas in exchange for guard Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76).
-Franklin Lucena, Deivis Aranguren (192-F-85) and Henry Caten (201-F-80) have been loaned to Panteras de Miranda for 2008.
-Acquired Kervis Ramirez (190-G-78) and Sonny Reyes (180-G-86) from Guaros de Lara in a one-year 'trade/loan' in which they sent Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) and Erick Herrera (184-F-80) to Guaros.
-The other imported players signed so far are dominican Alejandro Flores (201-F) and american guard Steve Logan (182-G-80)
-Head coach is american Keith LeGree
TROTAMUNDOS DE CARABOBO
-The only imported player signed so far is Curtis Williams (205-F/C-77)
-Head coach is argentinian Guillermo Narvarte
GUAROS DE LARA
-Imported players signed are Tang Hamilton (201-F-78), Daryl Dorsey (185-G-81) and argentinian/spaniard Ariel Eslava (202-G/F-79)
-Head coach is Gustavo Garcia
-Got Rafael Guevara and Erick Herrera in a trade/loan for one year from Marinos de Anzoategui, in exchange for Kervis Ramirez and Sonny Reyes
GATOS DE MONAGAS
-The only imported player signed so far is Kenya Capers (194-F-73)
-Head coach is argentinian Guillermo Vecchio
PANTERAS DE MIRANDA
-The only imported player signed so far is dominican Marlon Martinez (204-F/C-77)
-Got Henry Caten, Deivis Aranguren and Franklin Lucena in a loan from Marinos de Anzoategui
-Head coach is Johnny Fernandez
-Imported players signed so far are Johnell Smith (186-G-80), Chad Barnes (191-G) and dominican Jorge Almanzar (193-G/F-76)
-Signed Edgar Lugo (175-G-82) and Carlos Paniagua (201-F/C-76)
-Got Carlos Morris and Victor Luces in a loan from Marinos de Anzoategui
-Carl Herrera (206-C-66) announced his season with Tachira will be the last of his active career
-Head coach is Carlos Gil
GIGANTES DE GUAYANA
-No imported players signings officially confirmed yet
-Head coach is Nelson Solorzano
|Adriatic L. Standings|
Merkur crushed Crvena zvezda 96-57. Monique Blake (188-F-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: Seton Hall) collected 25 points and 13 rebounds. Miljana Evotukhovitch posted 25 points on shooting 9-of-12 and Nika Baric added 20 points. Zvezda's coach Dragomir Bukvic and his assistant Rade Pavlovic were ejected for arguing an official's call. Biljana Pesovic finished with 19 points and newcommer Alexis Kendrick added 17. Vojvodina erased a 17-point second quarter deficit, but Gospic outscored the home team from the free throw line in last two minutes to go on the 78-74 victory. Lindsay Bowen netted 18 points and Sandra Mandir 17 for Croatian team while Jelica Domazet led Vojvodina with 14 points. Medvescak defeated Mladi Krajisnik 74-69 to end a 4-game losing streak.
Round 14: Medvescak-Mladi Krajisnik 74-69, Merkur Celje-Crvena zvezda 9-57, Vojvodina-Gospic 74-78, Buducnost-Sibenik Jolly 10/02, Jedinstvo-Ragusa 10/02.
SM-sarja, Round 26: Catz (Lappeenranta) crushed Alku (Forssa) on Sunday by 48 pts. Catz was scoring in 20 minuters as many pts as Alku in the game.
Yelena Solovyeva (189-C-75) led Catz with 22 pts and 11 rbs.
Catz - FoA 88-40 (40-16) (Yelena Solovyeva 22/11, Elena Reshetko 16/10 - Megan Griffith 12).
Huima - Espoo Team 76-61 (47-34) (Chrystal Erwin 22/11, Shakeena Wicker 19/13 - Stephanie Higgs 20, Yolanda Jones 17/11).
BC Nokia - HoNsU 75-70 (36-33) (Joanna Rhoads 18, Sheree Thompson 17 - Lizanne Murphy 25/10, Breanne Watson 17).