EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/17/2008Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
Okapi Aalstar has extended the contract of Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii) with another year.
At present Lojo is Okapi's leading scorer with 15.8 ppg to go with 4.3 rpg.
Former Mons and Huy players Bin Veron Tabu (183-G-82) has signed in Switserland with Vevey Riviera Basket for the rest of the season.
Played last season in Germany for D2 team Mainz with averages of 11.9 ppg and 3.3apg.
Last Wednesday night at the Civic Center in Belize City The Mesop. Guardian Bombers gave the Future team a lesson winning them by 61-57. The Future are now on a 2 game losing streaking after starting the season 5-0. Here are the stats:
Mesop. - Leon Williams (203-F/C-86, college: Ohio) 22 pts / 12 rebounds / 1 assist / 2 blocks / 1 steal
Egbert 'Eggy' Walford 20 pts / 2 assist / 2 steals
Future - Winston 'Air Jun' Pratt 21 pts / 6 rebounds / 2 assist / 1 block / 5 steals
Michael 'Whiskey' Staine 9 pts / 5 rebounds / 2 assist / 1 block / 1 steal
In the second game, Lake I easily defeated Buttonwood Bay by 95-66.
Lake I - Eden Serano (191-F) 26 pts / 16 rebounds / 4 assist / 2 blocks / 4 steals
Ashton 'Koolie' Edwards 22 pts / 5 rebounds / 4 assist // 3 steals
Buttonwood - Erwin Robinson 22 pts / 8 rebounds / 1 assist / 2 steals
Fred Meighan 20 pts / 18 rebounds / 2 assist / 1 steal
Game three was very exciting featuring the undefeated team of The Junior Bulldogs going against the UB Black Jaguars. This was a back and fort game with the UB Black Jaguars leading at the end of every quarter except the most important one. In the 4th the Belize Bank Junior Bulldogs were ferocious on defense as they tamed the Jaguars outscoring them 16-6 to take the win and remain undefeated.
Bulldogs - Darwin Leslie (191-F/G-81) 17 pts / 7 rebounds / 2 assist / 1 steal
Ty Bradley (183-G-85) 9 pts / 7 rebounds / 1 assist / 1 steal
UB - Travis Lennon 13 pts / 10 rebounds / 1 assist / 2 steals
Lennox Bowman (180-G) 11 pts / 6 rebounds / 1 assist / 1 steal
In a postponed game of the 17th round, Slavija beat Sloboda Dita 78:71
Slavija: Gvozdenovic 18, Stanic 7, Tomasevic 11, Mladenovic 17, Vukovic 2, Malovic, Demic 23. Coach: Sehovac
Sloboda Dita: M. Milosevic 15, Hrncic 8, Albijanic, Tanasilovic 8, Matic 6, N. Milosevic 9, Jocovic 14, Ross 11. Coach: Muminovic.
In another postponed game, a game of the 13th round, Slavija had no success on the road vs. Zrinjski in Mostar. Zrinjski - Slavija 78:73
Zrinjski: Filipovic 23, Sarenac 12, Norac 8, I. Petric 14, Simovic 8, Brecic 6, Mrsic 7. Coach: Zelenika
Slavija: Gvozdenovic 10, Stanic 5, Tomasevic 8, Mladenovic 12, Damjanovic, Vukovic 4, Malovic, Ivanovic 2, Demic 32. Coach: Sehovac.
Spartak Pleven managed to get a hard, but also important win at home. In Balkanstroy Hall they won against Balkan with a result of 85-83, as that is Balkan's second consecutive loss.
Spartak started the game stronger than their opposition. They played really good, and didn't give Balkan any chance. After dictating the tempo in the first quarter, Pleven lead it 27-12 after 10 minutes of play.
In the second quarter Spartak continued to play good. After gaining momentum in the first 10 minutes, they managed to make the difference bigger and played good. At halftime they had a commanding 20 point lead - 50-30.
Spartak showed their biggest problem in the second half - the fact, that they could not be consistent. Problems started coming in the third period, and in the 27th minute Balkan decreased their losing to 10 points - 60-50. Anyway Spartak woke up and got a 13-point lead after 30 minutes of play - 67-54.
In the last quarter Balkan started climbing back in the score again. Three minutes before the end of the game, the guests were leading 74-75. After that Iliya Stankov scored a 3-pointer, and Spartak was leading again. It was 83-80 with 34 seconds to play. Atanas Radev made it 83-81, and after that Rosen Sofroniev scored only one free throw after being fouled - 84-81. Ivan Lilov reminded of himself with a basket for 84-83, as after that Aleksandar Dyakovski was fouled with 2.5 seconds remaining, but he only scored 1 free throw for 85-83. Pavle Bolkovac tried to score from halfcourt with the buzzer, but he couldn't.
Bozo Barac (208-F/C-79, agency: Interperformances) was the high-point man for Spartak with 23 points. Iliya Stankov and Todor Todorov both had 17, and Hrisimir Dimitrov who was guarded tight scored only 11, but had also 8 points and 7 assists.
For Balkan Dwayne Morton had a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Ivan Lilov added 21 points, and Pavle Bolkovac finished with 14.
FULL STATS FROM THE GAME SPARTAK PLEVEN - BALKAN
by Alexander Sotirov - BulgarianBasket.com
Korisliiga, Round 33: YMCA Lahti upset tonight Honka (Espoo) 76-72. Pierre Jallow (203-F-79, college: William Jewell) led Lahti with 26 pts. ToPo (Helsinki) defeated Kauhajoki 95-82, Korihait (Uusikaupunki) beat again Tarmo (Porvoo), when Glenn Stokes was the game MVP with 33 pts. Kataja (Joensuu) won over visitor Pyrinto (Tampere) 95-78. Andre Foreman led again Kataja with 26 pts. Damon Williams had 17 pts and 13 rbs for Pyrinto.
YMCA Lahti - Honka 76-72 (39-43) (Pierre Jallow 26, Vesa Makalainen 11 - Petteri Koponen 20, Jukka Matinen 17).
Torpan Pojat - Kauhajoki 95-82 (53-41) (Elias Kajander 30, Josh Gonner 21 - Mario Porter 24, Darryl Hudson 18/11).
Korihait - Tarmo 99-84 (46-45) (Glenn Stokes 33, Jussi Kumpulainen 19/10 - Mark McCarroll 18/12, Mikael Holme 17).
Kataja - Pyrinto 95-78 (47-40) (Andre Foreman 26, Anssi Kinnaslampi 20 - Damon Williams 17/13, Damion Dantzler 17/10).
The draws for the EuroBasket 2009 took place in Venice today. So here are the opponents of our National Team.
1. Slovak Republic
National Team of Slovakia
Dusan Pandula (195-F-84) of Inter Brat. (Slovakia)
Stefan Svitek (203-F/C-77) of Pardubice (Czech Rep.)
Juraj Gavlak (185-G-79) of Geofin (Czech Rep.)
Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-78, college: St.Cloud St.) of Nymburk (Czech Rep.)
Richard Lesko (204-F-81, college: Ill.-Chicago) of Soproni (Hungary)
Daniel Novak (201-F/G-78) of Inter Brat. (Slovakia)
Robert Nuber (186-G-83) of Albacomp (Hungary)
Martin Sykora (190-G/F-81) of Lucenec (Slovakia)
Gabriel Szalay (215-C-86) of Kotwica (Poland)
Igor Pesta (203-F/C-84) of Nova Ves (Slovakia)
Martin Micka (180-G-81) of Inter Brat. (Slovakia)
National Team of Ireland
Pat Burke (208-C-73, college: Auburn) of Khimki Moscow (RUS)
James Larranaga (195-G-75, college: Bowling Green) of Pepsi (Italy)
Michael Bree (184-G-80, college: Davidson) of Kotwica (Poland)
Chris Bracey (198-F-80, college: W.Texas A&M) of Egaleo (Greece)
Dan Callahan (205-F/C-70, college: Northeastern) of BT Roseto (Italy)
Donnie McGrath (193-G-84, college: Providence) of La Fortezza (Italy)
Marty Conlon (210-F/C-68, college: Providence) of Eldo (Italy)
Baker Dunleavy (196-G/F-82, college: Villanova) of M.Magix (Holland)
Mike Williams (211-C-82, college: Bryant) of Manchester (USA)
Conor Grace (205-F-82, college: Davidson) of Norrkoping (Sweden)
Justen Naughton (205-F-81, college: Cal.St.-Los Angeles) of Sabadell (Spain)
Emmett Donnelly (186-G-78) of St.Vincent (Ireland)
National Team of Sweden
Mats Levin (188-G-77) of Ignis (Italy)
Martin Ringstrom (206-F-81) of PAOK (Greece)
Serkan Inan (198-G-86) of Alpella (Turkey)
Kenny Grant (188-G-82, college: Davidson) of Atlas Stal (Poland)
Fredrik Jonzen (207-C/F-78, college: Oklahoma St.) of Uppsala (Sweden)
Christian Maraker (206-F-82, college: Pacific) of Plus Pujol (Spain)
Oluoma Nnamaka (200-F/C-78, college: Marquette) of Carife (Italy)
Jim Nystrom (194-G/F-82, college: Georgia Tech) of 08 (Sweden)
Olivier Ilunga (185-G-84) of AEL (Cyprus)
Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79, college: N.Arizona) of Sundsvall (Sweden)
Rudy Mbemba (181-G-87) of Solna (Sweden)
Mikael Lindqvist (193-G-83) of Brest (France)
National Team of Luxembourg
Alvin Jones (211-C-78, college: Georgia Tech)
Christian Schartz (184-G-86)
Felix Hoffmann (190-F-87)
Tom Schumacher (188-G/F-87)
Samy Picard (195-F-88)
Tom Schmitz (201-C-82)
Pitt Koster (178-G/F-89)
Christian Weisen (195-F-86)
Peter Rajniak (196-G-81, college: Cal.Baptist)
Jean-Marc Melchior (198-F-84)
Martin Rajniak (205-F-78, college: CSU Bakersfield)
Nelson Delgado (185-G-80)
Jair Delgado (192-F-85)
One more time David Cubillan (183-G-87) showing out to Venezuela that his blood is Vinotinto, with 13 points, 1 asst, 2 rebounds in just 23 minutes of action during the Friday night's conference game, the maracucho was too much for Pittsburg University. David Cubillan took an important role; he made a pair of three point basket with two minutes remaining to the end of the first half.
The final score was, Marquette University (18-6, 8-5 Big East) 72 points and Pittsburg University (19-6, 7-5) 54 points
The next conference game will be versus St. John's University at New York on Wednesday February 20, 2008 @ 6:00pm
SM-sarja, Round 26-27: Dionne Pounds (178-F-84, college: Lamar) netted 32 pts, while her Team PeKa (Kotka) crushed Alku on Saturday at Forssa by 56 pts 58-114.
Pounds was was shooting her treys extremely well (8/10)! YMCA Helsinki lost at home vs Huima (Aanekoski) by 11 pts, when succeeding to score only two pts during the fourth quarter (2-13). Catz (Lappeenranta) visited in Jyvaskyla and defeated HoNsU 67-89. And the fourth victory out of four games came from Espoo, where Espoo Team lost vs BC Nokia 57-66.
FoA - PeKa 58-114 (32-54) (Megan Griffith 16 - Dionne Pounds 32).
YMCA Helsinki - Huima 55-66 (37-35) (Jenni Laaksonen 16/13 - Chrystal Erwin 16).
HoNsU - Catz 67-89 (32-54) (Lizanne Murphy 24 - Elena Reshetko 15).
Espoo Team - BC Nokia 57-66 (29-41) (Siiri Nuutinen 16/15 - Sherry McCracklin 22/13).
The battle for a ticket to the Upper playoffs end.
Maccabi Ramat Hen
And Elizur Holon advance to the Upper playoffs.
yesterday(Thursday) the regular season come to the end,and the playoffs start,in the lower playoffs :
Bnei Yehuda,Maccabi Tel Kabir,Hapoel Tel Aviv.
The 18 round games:
Raanana Hertzeliya 86-Tel Kabir 74.
Score for Hertzeliya:
Mistie Williams 29 pts
Tanisha Wright 27 pts,12 ast
Abiola Wabara 13 pts
Neda Djuric 6 pts
Noa Ganor 4 pts
Katia Levitzky 2 pts
to Tel Kabir:
Constance Jinks 21 pts
Shaun Gortman 17 pts
Yael Cherkov 15 pts
Michelle Woods 12 pts
Shiri Porat 4 pts.
Ramat Hen 76 - Bnei Yehuda 72.
Score to Ramat Hen:
Armintie Price 25 pts, 10 reb
Taj McWilliams Franklin 25 pts, 13 reb
Shiri Sharon 12 pts
Chen Shtain and Edwina Brown 6 points each one,
Sharon Zeevi and Lena Mustafina 1 pt each one.
to Bnei Yehuda:
Renee Taylor 27 pts
Sugiery Monsac 22 pts
Dionnah Jackson 12 pts
Rivi Grinboym 6 pts
Chen Segal 3 pts
Tal Salz 2 pts.
Ramla 80 - Elitzur Holon 57
Score to Ramla:
Sherill Baker 20 pts
Shay Doron 18 pts
Michelle Snow 15 pts, 12 reb
Jackie Johnson 11 pts, 9 reb
Laine Selwyn and Tali Noy 8 pts each one.
La'Tangela Atkinson 21 pts, 23 reb!!!
DeTrina White 17 pts, 11 reb
Ivory Latta 15 pts
Shiran Zairy andna Haleli 2 pts each one.
Electra Ramat Hasharon 67-Hapoel Tel Aviv 48
Score to Tel Aviv:
Tamara Bowie 23 pts, 13 reb
Shachar Alterman 11 pts
Edneisha Curry 8 pts
Shira Haelyon 6 pts.
To Ramat Hasahron:
Monqiue Coker 22 pts,7 reb
Jia Perkins 15 pts
Tatyana Troina 10 pts, 11 rebs
Shimrit Gigi 8 pts
Dada Vilipic 4 pts.
The playoffs games wil start in monday.
Solna - Telge 66:73
Telge reached Solna in the Damligan standings after they edge the Vikings away from home. It was a key clash in the Damligan schedule and attracted almost 2000 spectators. The Vikings were up by a single victory in the standings and hoped to extend the distance after the game. But Telge never allowed them to do so. They claimed the initiative right from the start and soon clinched a 21:13 advantage. Solna could not adjust their defense and shot poorly from the field. Telge capitalized and stretched the margin to 10 points at halftime 39:29. The hosts gradually discovered the needed tempo and began cutting the deficit. But Telge wisely stayed in front and entered the fourth period leading by 5 points. Solna tried hard however were denied a comeback attempt as Telge impressively secured the 16th win in the season. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88) paced the winners with 21 points. Josefin Olheim (176-G/F-86) contributed 14 points, while Elin Eldebrink (174-G-88) came up with 13 points for Telge. Michaela Livijn (184-C-81) and Jurgita Kausaite (178-G/F-70, college: Emporia St.) had 13 points apiece for Solna. Christy Bacon (182-G/F-80, college: Wyoming) and Anna Hoglund (178-G-82) produced 12 points each in a loss. The Vikings outrebounded their opponents 37:26 but struggled in accuracy converting only 36% from the field. Telge sank 48% of field goals. The teams are now knotted at 16-2 record atop the ladder. Solna will next visit Brahe Basket, while Telge will take on the Norrkopings Dolphins at home.
Solna: Michaela Livijn 13, Jurgita Kausaite 13, Christy Bacon 12, Anna Hoglund 12
Telge: Frida Eldebrink 21, Josefin Olheim 14, Elin Eldebrink 13