EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/3/2008

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ARGENTINA

Liga A Round 15 -by Facundo Iatzky
Libertad Sunchales continues terrific. Now they defeated Estudiantes Bahia Blanca on the road. Estudiantes (Pedro Franco 21 pts) was winning for 13 points but Sebastian Ginobili, Pablo Moldu (20 pts) and Robert Battle (200-C-81, college: Drexel) (24 pts) did their job well.
Asociacion Quimsa had a splendid night and took advantage of some problems That Gimnasia Comodoro is having to defeat it scoring 125 points, outstandinh their foreigners Cleotis Brown (198-G/F-77, college: Illinois) with 26 and William McFarlan with 24. Philliph Lockett made his debut. Sebastian Festa made 18 in a losing effort.
Ben Hur Rafaela got a huge Victory in Neuquen over Independiente. It was the first victory on the road in the league for BH. David Harrison (191-G-75, agency: Interperformances, college: Campbellsville) had an excellent debut with 22 points. Gustavo Martin added 18. In Independiente Byron Johnson 15.
Boca Juniors won on the road too against Central entrerriano with the outstanding job of the two olympic champions Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) (33 pts ) an Gabriel Fernandez (16). Kwan Johnson 25 in central.
Belgrano San Nicolas got their 5th victory of the last 7 games after have overcame Quilmes mar del plata with 21 pts of Marcus Fleming (204-F-78, college: Alcorn St.) and 15 of Nicolas Ferreyra. In Quilmes, Antonio Reynolds 19
Atenas Cordoba won very easily against El Nacional despite the good game of Djibril Kante (20 pts) Brandon Mason and Cristian Romero (198-F-82) were the best scorers with 20 each. Sebastian Acosta added 19.
At last, Penarol Mar del plata, is thinking in the Liga de las Americas final four but while they follow playing in a good level. This time they defeated Sionista. The best players of the game were Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez and Quincy Wadley (193-G-78, agency: CAA Sports, college: Temple) with 14 each. In sionista Mike Robinson made 15.


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BAHRAIN

Manama to face Najma -by Ali Surgeon
BAHRAIN Basketball League leaders Manama will look to maintain their 11-game undefeated run tonight when they face Al Najma.

Manama, 85-68 winners over Isa Town in their last game, are the favourites, but Najma will be hoping for an upset as they aim to gain momentum from their 80-74 result over Bahrain Club earlier this week.

The game, at 7.30pm at the Umm Al Hassam sports complex, will mark the first time Manama coach Salman Ramadhan faces former Manama player Abdulla Jassim Malabes, who recently took over as Najma's chief strategist. Ramadhan was the assistant coach on the team when Malabes was captain.

League action continues on Monday with Bahrain facing Al Ettihad and Muharraq playing Sitra.


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BULGARIA

Lukoil Academic smashed CSKA with 58 points -by Valentin Anguelov
CSKA scored the first 2 points, and after 1:47 they were leading against Lukoil Academic 6-5 in Pravec. That was just the begining, and if anybody told you that Lukoil will take the game with 58 points difference (110-52) nobody would believe.

After CSKA's good games lately, this game was expected with interest, and also that was a replay of the final of last year's playoffs.

After 5-6 for CSKA in the second minute, there was a run of 30-5 until the end of the first 10 minutes (35-11). The home side made something unbelieveable, as they did not miss a single shot - 8/8 for 2 points, 4/4 for 3 points. In the second period Lukoil Academic started 13 to nothing, and after 13 minutes of play the score was 48-11, and 5 minutes before halftime the difference was 39 points - 54-15. Anyway Zeljko Lukajic's players slowed down, and after 20 minutes the difference was 'only' 36 points - 64-28.

That was the Students' biggest victory this year. They won against Artland Dragons with 44 points (109-65) and against Dunav 2007 with 42 (108-66).

Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double this season in Bulgaria. He added 7 assists for his ranking 40, and he's the best player of this first round of A-1's second phase. Tencho Banev had some terrific dunks, finishing with 20 points and 6 boards.

Willie Deane had a double-double too - 14 points and 10 assists, and Todor Stoykov showed good shape with 14 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. Larry O'Bannon was great off the bench, as for 21 minutes he scored 18 points and had 4 rebounds.

For CSKA Boyko Mladenov wasn't able to score against his former team. Lavell Payne had 20 points, and Krum Doychinov had a double-double with 11 points and 11 boards.

Hristo Nikolov and Mike Henderson were disappointing, scoring only 4 and 2 points.

vy Alexander Sotirov - BulgarianBasket.com


Gershon - already a history for Olympiakos -by Vladi Lazarova
The head coach of Bulgarian Men's National team - Pini Gershon and Greek vice-champion for 2006/2007 Olympiakos, part ways. 56-years old Israeli legend leaves the club from Piraeus 5 months earlier before the end of his contract. The decision was made by the 'Red' Board of directors. The reason for this sensational parting are the last 4 games, which Olympiakos lost in Euroleague and domestic championship: against Prokom Trefl in Poland 59:69 (round 12), in Kaunas from Lithuanian top club Zalgiris 75:88 (round 13) and from Italian leader Montepaschi Siena 73:80 at home (round 14) in Europe, and from PAOK with 80:81 in Thessaloniki a week ago.
Instead of that Gershon succeed to qualify with Olympiakos for Top 16 in Euroleague and till now is at the 2nd place in Greek A1 (12-2) after Panathinakos (14-0).
The name of the new head coach is well known from a long time ago and it was just a matter of time. Greek journalists and basketball fans welcome with a lot of joy in their hearts one of the most reputable and likable people in Greece Panagniotis Giannakis. 49-years old former great player and nowadays great coach already said 'yes' to the club. He will remain at the head of Greek Men's National team as well. In Olympiakos Giannakis, who is a very good friend of Bulgarian basketball and was guest for our All Star game last spring, will work together with his assistants from the National squad - Giannis Sferopoulos and Christos Marmarinos.
According to the last informations from Athens, Gershon will leave the capital in few days and will take a little break before coming to visit Bulgaria.


First win against Levski for Cherno More -by Valentin Anguelov
CSKA scored the first 2 points, and after 1:47 they were leading against Lukoil Academic 6-5 in Pravec. That was just the begining, and if anybody told you that Lukoil will take the game with 58 points difference (110-52) nobody would believe.

After CSKA's good games lately, this game was expected with interest, and also that was a replay of the final of last year's playoffs.

After 5-6 for CSKA in the second minute, there was a run of 30-5 until the end of the first 10 minutes (35-11). The home side made something unbelieveable, as they did not miss a single shot - 8/8 for 2 points, 4/4 for 3 points. In the second period Lukoil Academic started 13 to nothing, and after 13 minutes of play the score was 48-11, and 5 minutes before halftime the difference was 39 points - 54-15. Anyway Zeljko Lukajic's players slowed down, and after 20 minutes the difference was 'only' 36 points - 64-28.

That was the Students' biggest victory this year. They won against Artland Dragons with 44 points (109-65) and against Dunav 2007 with 42 (108-66).

Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double this season in Bulgaria. He added 7 assists for his ranking 40, and he's the best player of this first round of A-1's second phase. Tencho Banev had some terrific dunks, finishing with 20 points and 6 boards.

Willie Deane had a double-double too - 14 points and 10 assists, and Todor Stoykov showed good shape with 14 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. Larry O'Bannon was great off the bench, as for 21 minutes he scored 18 points and had 4 rebounds.

For CSKA Boyko Mladenov wasn't able to score against his former team. Lavell Payne had 20 points, and Krum Doychinov had a double-double with 11 points and 11 boards.

Hristo Nikolov and Mike Henderson were disappointing, scoring only 4 and 2 points.

vy Alexander Sotirov - BulgarianBasket.com


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DENMARK

Svendborg clinches the 14th win -by Eurobasket News
Svendborg got closer to the Basketligaen leaders the Bakken Bears. In Round 17 Svendborg routed SISU 90:70 away from home to climb up to 14-4 record at the second spot in the ladder. The final score would not tell the whole story of this close game. The Rabbits were fiercely opposed in three quarters and managed to run away with a win just in the fourth term. SISU stayed at a striking distance throughout the major part of the encounter but obviously went too weary in the final minutes and allowed the favorites to travel home with an important victory. Ivan Hoger (225-C-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) paced the Rabbits with 23 points and 8 boards. Brayden Billbe (208-C-85, agency: Worldwide Hoops, college: American) added 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Piotr Warawko (201-C-82, college: Indiana, PA) answered with 15 points for SISU. Julian McFarlane (185-G) had 11 points as the hosts dropped to 6-12 record.
Meanwhile Naestved closed the gap on Randers Cimbria in the ladder after they overcame them 89:83 at Elro Arena. It was a really well-matched game with neither side able to grab a sufficient lead throughout the action. But a strong second quarter from the visitors proved to be decisive at the end. They nipped the hosts and improved to 7-12 record just one win shy of Randers. Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, college: Massachusetts) notched 29 points for Naestved. Mickey Dennis (190-G/F-78, college: JMU) produced 22 points in a win. Bonell Colas (206-F-82, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Florida) was huge with game-high 34 points and 18 boards for Randers. Petar Popovic (201-F-79) dropped 14 points in defeat.


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DOMINICAN REP.

Al Horford's An All Star -by Kerwin Abreu
For the Second Time in the NBA History a Dominican Basetball player will take part in the Rookie All Star Team, The first was Felipe Lopez (197-G/F-74, college: St.John's) . And this time will be Al Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) a Puerto Plata native in the Dominican Republic. Al has been a great surprise not only to the league also for the Atlanta Team. He was selected in the third position and was also critized for the low selection. He became the lowest latin selection for the NBA. With 9 points per game, 9.8 Rebounds and 1.1 ast. Also 1.07 Blocks. He has been a sensation for the league and also for the Dominican NBA Fans.

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EGYPT

8th Round Games -by Eslam Mohamed
Today games in the 8th round :

1- Al Zamalek Vs Al Ahly
2- Damenhor vs Ittihad El Shorta
3- Sporting Vs Eastern Company
4- Al Gezira Vs smoha
5- Al Ittihad Alexandria Vs Al Geish Army
6- Gazco Vs Al Shams






Zamalek Vs Ahly -by Eslam Mohamed
starting from now the games will be very strong for all the teams.
Zamalek is the 2007 league Championship facing Ahly which is -uptill now- leading the league
Ahly having a big problem with the injury of his centre Tarek el Ghanam
but anyway C. Ashraf Tawfik always ready because he faced this situation many times.
on the other hand Zamalek needs to win this game to compensate loosing against Gezira and Smoha.


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ETHIOPIA

First round final -by Yoseph Zemede


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FINLAND

KORISLIIGA: Glenn Stokes made nine (9) treys -by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Round 29-30: OT was needed, when Korihait (Uusikaupunki) visited at Karkkila tonight. Hosting Team Componenta was leading the game most of the time,
but OT was needed and visitor Korihait's American G Glenn Stokes (170-G-76, college: American) made a trey with eight seconds to go. Korihait won by one 84-85. Stokes was hot in the game as he made nine (9) treys out of 13 shots beyond the arc! Altogether Stokes scored 35 pts. Kataja (Joensuu) made 15/28 treys and 36/41 FTs when defeating Tarmo
(Porvoo) 103-90. American G Louis Hinnant (193-G-84, college: Boston Coll.) (Kataja) netted 29 pts. Kauhajoki and Pyrinto (Tampere) had a close game. Pyrinto won fourth time this season on the road: 96-103. M.C. Mazique (206-F/C-75, college: Alabama) (24), Damon Williams (23) and Damion Dantzler (23) led again Pyrinto with pts. Honka (Espoo) beat Kouvot (Kouvola) by 21 pts 85-64. And when YMCA Lahti won over YMCA Lappeenranta 90-88, visitor YMCA LPR had only four players on the court during the last 51 seconds of the game. LPR Team had three players on injured list and Team traveled to Lahti with just six players. When two of them fouled out during the game, this kind of odd phenomen took place.

Team Componenta - Korihait OT 84-85 (73) (34-28) (Chris Hester 21, Jarkko Kyllonen 19 - Glenn Stokes 35, Kyle Shiloh 14).

Kataja - Tarmo 103-90 (54-41) (Louis Hinnant 29, Anssi Kinnaslampi 20 - Tony Bennett 26, Travis Leech 19).

Kauhajoki - Pyrinto 96-103 (46-49) (Darryl Hudson 26, Cedric McGowan 23 - M.C.Mazique 24, Damon Williams 23).

Honka - Kouvot 85-64 (41-35) (Jukka Matinen 17, Monte Cummings 16 - Corey Smith 15, Wayne Bernard 13).

YMCA Lahti - YMCA Lappeenranta 90-88 (39-34) (Davont Jackson 20, Ed Williams 18 - Adrian Henning 25, Juha Sten 22).





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FRANCE

round 17 round up -by Sean Davis
Le Havre 73 - 68 Pau-Orthez

Le Havre jumped out to a 31-15 point lead at the end of the 1st qt.
Pau-Orthez battled back by holding La Havre to 42pts the rest of the
game but fell just short. Pau-Orthez cut the lead to 2pts with 1
minute to go but were unable to steal a victory. La Havre recored
their 10th victory of the season. Same two players who have lead La
Havre to a 10-6 record lead the way vs Pau. John Cox (196-G-81, college: USF) fell just short
of a double double with 24pts and 8rebs. T.J. Thompson (178-G-82, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) added 18pts
with a couple very important baskets late in the game. Antonio Graves (190-G-85, college: Pittsburgh)
was the only player for Pau to score in double figures. He continued
his solid play scoring 27pts while shooting 10-14 from the field.
Graves 27pts made him the high scorer for the week.

Clermont 81 - 73 Paris-Levall

Clermont let Paris hang around, but controlled the game by never
letting Paris take the lead. Tony Skinn (186-G-83, college: George Mason) scored 24pts to lead Clermont
to an 8pt victory over Paris. LaVell Blanchard (201-G-81, agency: Beo Basket, college: Michigan) came off the bench and
had a monster game scoring 16pts an 15rebs. Paris had a strong
perforance off the bench also from Taj Gray (206-F-84, agency: Octagon, college: Oklahoma) who scored 21pts in only
19 minutes. Je'Kel Foster (191-G-83, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ohio St.) played all 40 minutes and scored 16pts,
5rebs, and 4ast. in a losing effort.


Nancy 84 - 61 Chalon

Nancy showed Chalon why they are in first place by putting a 23pt
beat down on them. Every player except for one scored for Nancy led by Cyril Julian (206-F/C-75, agency: Octagon) with 17pts. January player of the month
Ricardo Greer (195-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh) had an all around outstanding performance falling one
point short of a triple double with 9pts, 10rebs, and 12ast. Chalon
had two players score in double figures Roian Roberts lead the team
with 19pts followed by Darrel Mitchell (180-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: LSU) with 15pts.

Vichy 60 - 73 Dijon

Dijon pulled off another shocker with a 13pt road victory over Vichy.
Al 5 starters for Dijon scored in double figures. David Simon (208-C-82, college: IUPU-Ft.Wayne) had
game high with 18pts and 7rebs. Dijon is on fire and the rest of the
league better watch out for them for the remainder of the season.
Vichy shot a dismal 34% from the field and had only two players reach
double figures. Zach Moss (201-F-81, college: Mountain St.) and Jimmal ball both scored 13pts on a
combined 11 of 29 from the field.

ASVEL 94 - 78 Hyeres-Toulon

ASVEL bounced back from last weeks disappointing loss with a 16pt home
victory. ASVEL needed this win to keep pace with first place Nancy.
Lamayn lead the way for ASVEl with 22pts shooting 8 of 13 from the
field. 5 other players scored in double figures for ASVEL. Sean
Colston did what he always does scoring 23pts while shooting 50% from
the field and dropping 9 dimes. Tony Willams added 19pts and also
shot 50% from the field.

Le Mans 67 - 60 Gravelines

Le Mans trailed by 6pts entering the 4th quarter. Le Mans woke up and out
scoring Gravelines 25-12 in the 4th quarter on their way to a 7pt victory.
Alain Koffi (205-C-83) came of the bench to sparking Le Mans by scoring 10pts and
grabbing 9rebs. Sam Clancy (201-F-80, college: USC) also was key in the victory scoring 12pts
while shooting 6 of 8 from the field. Gravelines was lead by Vincent
Grier scoring 16pts and Joe Burn scoing 14pts in the losing effort.


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GERMANY

Regionalliga News -by Daniel Poerschke
The Schwelmer Baskets of the 1. Regionalliga West added combo guard Richard Jurczuk (186-G-86) to their roster. He started the season with BG Hagen in the same league, but then moved to TV Hohenlimburg in the Landesliga.
In the 1. Regionalliga North Junior Denson (180-G-85, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) will be the new point guard for SG 93 Wolfenbuttel. Denson was one of the top guards in the NAIA last season. He averaged 13.6ppg, 4.7apg and 3.1rpg for California Baptist University and was twice named NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week.


Schoo from Holland to Kaiserslautern -by Moritz Korff
The Kaiserslautern Braves (2. Bundesliga Pro A) have added German Post Player Bjoern Schoo (213-F/C-81, agency: Court Side, college: Northern St.) to the roster. The 26-year-old moved to Holland at the end of 2007 and played 6 games for Den Helder of the Dutch Eredivisie. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Seals, who currently are on the last place in the league. He remainded scoreless in his debut for the Braves against Hagen on Saturday.

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GREECE

Market News -by Serafim Karaiskakis
Vladimir Vuksanovic (205-F-78, agency: Interperformances) former player of Paok agreed with Kolossos Rodou.

Panellinios trying to sign Tre Kelley (183-G-85, college: S.Carolina) from Cibona in order to substitute Anthony Grundy (189-G-79, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.).

Marrousi is close to agree with Jarod Stevenson (200-F-75, college: Richmond).

Olimpiada Patras made offer to
Brown Ernest (213-C-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Indian Hills CC).


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HUNGARY

NYKK beat Bodrogi in the championship -by Tamas Deri

As the most of the teams played in the Cup this weekend, there was only one missed game played in the regular season.

MARSO-VAGEP NYÍREGYHAZI KK - BODROGI BAU VASARHELYI KS 94-80

(25-23, 22-19, 24-17, 23-21)
Nyiregyhaza, Att.: 800, Referees: Kiraly, Pozsonyi, Jobbagy
NYÍREGYHAZA: Savic 2, Gary Buchanan (191-G-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Villanova) 18/12, Mouton 15/6, Erno Sitku (208-C-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 22/9, Srdjan Helbich (205-F/C-76) 26, Trepak 7/3, Siska, Krasznai, Nagy K. 2, Farkas A. 2, Coach: Deri Csaba
VASARHELY: Gabor Drahos (185-G-79) 21/3, David Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) 20/9, Freeman 4, Kovats R. 8, Gemes 8/3, Babut 10, Szogi 6, Boszormenyi 3/3. Csorba, Coach: Czuprak Laszlo
2pointers: 29/52 (56%) - 23/49 (47%)
3 pointers: 10/30 (33%) - 6/19 (32%)
Free Throws: 6/6 (100%) - 16/21 (76%)
Most rebounds: Helbich 11 - Kovats 10
Most assists: Savic 9 - Kovats, Brooks and Drahos 3



Cup 1/8 Finals -by Tamas Deri

MAFC-Polaroid-Lami-Ved Kormend 72:92
(15:22, 23:18, 22:33, 12:19)
Kormend, Att.: 1400, Referees: Palla, Torok, Nemeth.
MAFC: Young 14/6, Fodor K. 3, Edwin Draughan (196-G/F-82, college: Yale) 24/6, Gabor Fulop (205-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 13, Peter Kecskes (208-F/C-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Hawaii) 13, Bodrogi 5/3, Coach: Dinnyes Attila
Kormend: Marton Fodor (191-G-81, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 14/6, Rudolf Trummer (196-F-78, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 16/12, Ferencz 8/6, Vavra P. 6/3, Ocitti 7/3, Jermaine Thomas (187-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: La Salle) 16/9, Toth 2, McCants 4, Henderson 14/6, Kocsis 5/3, Coach: Krivacevic Dragoljub
2pointers: 19/39 (49%) - 23/41 (56%)
3pointers: 16/40 (40%) - 5/18 (28%)
Free Throws: 6/11 (55%) - 11/17 (65%)
Most rebounds: Ocitti 6 - Kecskes 13
Most assists: Thomas 6 - Fulop 5



Veszpremi Egyetem-Univer-Kecskemet 82-103

(20-27, 17-30, 33-20, 12-26)
Veszprem, Att.: 500, Referees: Forrai, Makovszky, Nagy
VESZPREM: Farago 25/12, Gabor Szarvas (188-G-81, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 22/9, Meresz 11, Hegedűs 18, Bovanovics 6/3, Szathmary, Oltarczy, Ugaros, Coach: Molnar Istvan
UNIVER-KECSKEMET: Sigurdarson 7/3, Blair 17/9, Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81, agency: FCM) 23/9, Jefferson 14/9, Fiegi 14, Szabo 13/3, Csorvasi 3, Halmai 4, Toth 6, Vida 4, Csabay, Coach: Zsoldos Andras
Field Goals: 49 % (26/53) i- 57 % (42/74)
3pointers: 50 % (8/16) - 46 % (11/24)
Free Throws: 85 % (22/26) - 53 % (8/15)
Rebounds: 26 (20 + 6) - 32 (20 + 12)
Steals: 12 - 27
Turnovers: 25 - 12
Assists : 16 - 23
IBM: 105 - 147



Hungarian Cup, 1/8 Finals -by Tamas Deri
Planet-Leasing Dombovar - Szolnoki Olaj KK 81-51
(21-15, 21-7, 18-17, 21-11)
Dombovar, Att.: 1.000, Referees: Bodnar, Adam, Kothay
DOMBÓVAR: Mike English (194-F/G-82, college: Mo.-Kansas City) 14, Julien Mills (193-G-84, agency: Warren Sports, college: Ball St.) 22/6, Deak 3, Marco Sanders (202-F-79, college: Point Park) 21/3, Wiley 11/3, Balogh, Simon 8/3, Molnar 2, Coach: Dzunic Branislav
OLAJ: Kelley 9, Vernard Hollins (192-G-80, agency: Warren Sports, college: Wright St.) 16, Cziczas 3/3, Sabaliauskas 9/3, Gobi 6, Molnar 6/6, Harazin 2, Cseh, Coach: Por Peter


ZALAKERAMIA ZTE KK - FALCO KC 71-71
(14-19, 24-11, 22-15, 11-26)
Zalaegerszeg, Att.: 600, Referees: Foldhazi, Papp, dr. Szakall
ZALAEGERSZEG: Miskovic 11/6, Walters 2, Kaman 11/3, Hoffmann, Basette 2, Gaspar 7, Rafael Keresztes (211-C/F-79) 12, Simon L. 7, Baki 6/3, Toth 4, Piplovic 9, Coach: Nikola Lazic
FALCO: Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 21/6, Doyne 2, Varadi 5/3, Kazlauskas 14/9, Nikola Aliakseyeu (212-C-78, agency: Globalsports/Globalevents, college: Buffalo) 15, Will 9/3, Borszeki, Feigl 5, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
2pointers: 25/38 (66%) - 19/31 (61%)
3 pointers: 4/14 (29%) - 7/16 (44%)
Free Throws: 9/15 (60%) - 12/15 (80%)
Most rebounds: Keresztes and Toth 5, Aliakseyeu 8
Most assists: Miskovic 6 - Kalman 10


POLAROID-LAMI-VED-KÖRMEND - MAFC-ÚJBUDA 77-69
(21-18, 17-17, 25-14, 14-20)
Kormend, Att.: 1800, Referees: Kapitany, Marton, Farkas
KÖRMEND: Marton Fodor (191-G-81, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 11/9, McCants 10/6, Rudolf Trummer (196-F-78, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 11/9, Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Binghamton) 13/6, Vavra P. 11, Thomas 8/6, Ferencz 3/3, Henderson 4/3, Kocsis 6/6, Toth, Coach: Krivacevic Dragoljub
MAFC: Young 9, Edwin Draughan (196-G/F-82, college: Yale) 25/6, Fodor K., Fulop 9, Peter Kecskes (208-F/C-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Hawaii) 14, Radovics 2, Ferenc Bodrogi (190-F-88) 10/6, Coach: Dinnyes Attila
2pointers: 11/26 (42%) - 23/47 (49%)
3 pointers: 16/38 (42%) - 4/16 (25%)
Free Throws: 7/9 (78%) - 11/21 (52%)
Most rebounds: Ocitti 10 - Kecskes 9
Most assists: Fodor 4 - Young 6


SIOKOSAR-NTE BUDAORS - ALBACOMP 54-98
(14-26, 10-28, 13-26, 17-18)

Budaors, Att.: 300, Referees: Győrffy Pal, Jakab Laszlo, Szabo Gerg

Siokosar NTE-Budaors: Volf 3, Gabor Beak (195-G-82) 18/3, Zoltan Kolonics (206-C-73) 11, Bausz 9/3, Mate 7/6, Rujak 4, Toth, Samu 2, Magyar, Coach: Patonay Imre

Albacomp: Simon 16/12, Gabor Soos (200-G/F-85) 17/6, Gergely David (206-F-83) 15, Bradford 5/3, Chad McClendon (199-F-73, college: Appalachian St.) 22, Keller 4, Antal, Adam Hanga (200-G/F-89, agency: FCM) 17/3, Szabo 2, Coach: Zsoldos Andras



SZEDEAK-SZEGED - ATOMEROMU SE 51-76

The eight teams which will be playing in the 1/4finals for the Final Four:
Falco
Kormend
Albacomp
ASE
Univer
Nyiregyhaza
PVSkDombovar



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ICELAND

Lysing Cup -by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Semifinals of Lysing Cup started today with the game Njardvik vs. Snaefell. Njardvik at home and after big win against the top seat team last weekend and at same time Snaefell struggling agains lower seated team Njardvik was the favorite team to win this game.
But it was clear almost from the beginning that Snaefell was coming there to give it all. With very good defense and well organized offense they had the control.
Leading at halftime 45-30 after Justin Shouse (180-G-81, agency: IceBasket, college: Mercyhurst) buzzer three pointer. Njardvik won the next period 28-23 and they had cut the lead down to 5 points but Snaefell was not going to give it away.
Final score 94-77. Snaefell in Lysing Cup final. Will they face Fjolnir or Skallagrimur? That will be known tomorrow.
Scorers for Njardvik. Fridrik Stefansson 2. Damon Bailey (197-F-80, agency: Icebasket, college: Missouri Western) 28. Egill Jonasson 2. Sverrir Sverrisson 7. Gudmundur Jonsson 3. Brenton Birmingham 16. Hordur Vilhjalmsson 14. Johann Olafsson 5.
For Snaefell. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82, agency: IceBasket) 19 + 19 rebs. Magni Hafsteinsson 13. Jon Olafur Jonsson 8. Arni Asgeirsson 3. Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 15. Justin Shouse 27Agency. Icebasket. Anders Katholm 3. Slobodan Subasic 6.


KFI vs. Valur -by Siggi Hjorleifsson
KFI lost against Valur in division 1 on friday night 90-94
Valur have now won 5 games in a row. KFI still struggling and could miss out in the play-offs.
Pance Ilievski 32. Allan Sheppard (196-F) 32 for KFI.
Craig Walls (201-F-82, agency: IceBasket, college: New Hampshire) 28 for Valur.


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IRAN

Imports in Iran...BIG NAMES!! -by Mohammed Malas

The Iranian Superleague this season contains many big names of imports who are playing in the region for the first time such as Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76, college: Xavier), Jabari Smith, Mike Jones, Omar Sneed and Petar Arsic.

Important to notice a very poor coverage of local media, so our Iranian correspondents do great job searching for the latest updates about the games and the players.

This is the full list of the current imports in the Iranian Superleague.......

# Saba Battery:
Garth Joseph - Center (Dominica)
Makan Dioumassi - Point Guard (France)

# Mahram:
Art Long - Center (USA)
Tony Madison - Point Guard (USA)

# Petrochimi:
Alvin Sims - PG/SG (USA)
Torraye Braggs - Center (USA)

# Pardis:
Jabari Smith - Center (USA)

# Kaveh:
Omar Sneed - Forward (USA)
Mike Jones - SG/SF (USA)

# BEEM:
Marlon Dawson - Point Guard (USA)
Kevin Jobity - Center (Canada)

# Azad:
Julius Nwosu - Center (Nigiria)
Mike Brownlee - Point Guard (USA)

# Zob Ahan:
Petar Arsic - Center (Serbia)

Chris Cameron - Point Guard (USA)

# Gorgan:
Anwar Coleman - Point Guard (USA)



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ITALY

Penberthy leads Snaidero to the win -by Gianni Pascucci

Yesterday afternoon, Snaidero Udine confirmed that Kyle Hill (188-G-79, college: E.Illinois) would have joined the team for a tryout, and that he could have replaced Mike Penberthy (191-G-74, college: Master's). The answer of Penberthy to his club move was a great performance live ot Sky TV: 28 points, with 5/10 in three pointers to lead Snaidero to the win on the road, 79-71 over Upim Bologna. Joel Zacchetti (209-C/F-82) and Brooks Sales (208-C/F-80, college: Villanova) followed Penberthy, with 11 pts and 7 rebs and 13 pts amd 7 rebs, respectively, to add inside toughness to Udine, helping their team to stay ahead in the score almost all the game. Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances) scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebs and James Thomas (203-F/C-80, college: Texas) added 17 pts and 10 rebs in Upim Bologna, but it wasn' t enough.
See complete boxscore at www.legabasket.it



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JAPAN

Bj League 2007-08 Mid-Season Review -by John Scribe
Now that we have reached the mid part of the season, it's time to take a look at how teams are playing, and what to expect in the upcoming months before the ultimate battle; the playoffs.

In the East, Sendai has come out as the surprise team. The 89ers all but changed their imports, besides Ryan Blackwell and are playing well. The Niners have size, can shoot, and dictate the tempo. Tokyo and Niigata are fighting for the 2nd place spot, but it seems like the Albirex will have the advantage since the Apache aren't doing a good job facing Niigata in its direct match up (0-4).

In the West, Osaka was said to be doomed once forward Lynn Washington was placed on the shelf with an injury. The Evessa, also has a reputation for relying on their imports, but Kazuya Hatano and veteran Naoto Nakamura have stepped up to the plate to make up for the lost of Osaka's instant double-double man. Takamatsu on the other hand started out hot with five imports, but is struggling to keep up the heat, as they are 3 games behind the two time defending champs.

Let's break down each Team:

EAST:

Sendai 89ers
Grade A+
Report: The Niners have a solid group of players with no one really being a superstar. Ryan Blackwell's scoring, but making his teammates better with passing and game making. PG Hikaru Kusaka have been a maestro as he has dictated the pace for his team and he has done a great job distributing the ball, leading to a healthy stat sheet with balanced scoring. Nick DeWitz is the team's engine and All-Star Patrick Whearty enforces within the paint with his size and rebounding. They are the favorite to show up at Ariake Coliseum come May 3.

Tokyo Apache
Grade: B+
Report: Much better than last season, as they Nick Davis eating the glass and providing energy for the Apache. G/F John Humphrey is also playing great unselfish basketball, and the Apache is solid. Guard Kohei Aoki has been hit with the injury bug, and Tokyo must make sure he is healthy come playoff time, because without him, it will be hard to overcome Niigata during the Wildcard came, which is a bad match-up for the Apache.
Otherwise, another concern is finding another big man that can be a sidekick to Davis, just in case he gets in foul trouble. Forward Damieon Baker gives great support with his mid-range game, so, with another banger that can play 25 minutes per game, the Apache has a great shot at a duel and victory again Sendai in the Eastern Conference finals

Niigata Albirex
Grade: B
Report: Niigata seemed to have downgraded from last season, losing Nick Davis to Tokyo. Due to that, Matt Garrison has been delegated to rebounding more than he has ever done in the last four years. Guard Naoto Kosuge is providing solid output from the perimeter, but the Albirex may need more energy on the outside. In order to provide help for Forward Rodney Webb, the acquisition of Andre Smith has been a plus. Niigata has the second best defense in the east by only allowing 81.2 ppg, but the key for them will be to find another perimeter scorer that will give them another 5 points per game in general.

Saitama Broncos:
Grade: C-
Report: This team has the potential to blow-up, but the issue is when. The Broncos came out of the gate slow, but they are playing some good basketball as their chemistry have gotten better. New acquisition Aaron Lawrence Sakai has been a good get as he allows G Taishiro Shimizu to focus on being an offensive spark plug during vital points of the game. Forward Kazuhiro Shoji has also emerged as a vocal leader, and he is doing a good job of picking his spots to score. Saitama has the best defense in the East, and it's up to them to further grow as a team and make good decisions during clutch time.

Toyama Grouses
Grade: F
Report: This Grouses team is nothing short of disappointing. The front office actually signed lower tier imports and two of them have gone home, with no replacement. Their front line is thin, and they have natural small forwards playing the power positions. Toyama's offseason acquisition Masayuki Kabaya has been a positive influence, as he has formed a second-half to a promising backcourt featuring Takanori Goya and himself. Unless Jamar Brown gets some help on the inside and rebounding in the next 2 weeks, Toyama might as well start planning for next season.

WEST:

Osaka Evessa
Grade: A+
Report: Never would have expected the Evessa to be this good without Forward and Captain Lynn Washington. However, the defending champions are proving why they are at the throne as their Japanese players have emerged to hold the fort until their ace returns. The biggest key for this team is Mikey Marshall. He does it all for the Evessa, and always makes the right decisions. He is shooting more from the outside than he did for Oita last season, but hitting them. Marshall is quick off the dribble and constantly find open shooters; making Osaka hard to beat. Jeff Newton rebounds well-enough to allow Osaka to run the floor and scoring easier baskets, despite have a height disadvantage. If Lynn can gel with this team upon his return, the Evessa may be the favorite to take another trophy home. But of course, they will have to answer to Sendai.


Takamatsu Five Arrows
Grade: B+
Report: Takamatsu looked better on paper this preseason when they signed Center George Leach and their fifth import, Steve Horn. However, they might not be as good as they were last season, as Leach has had a hard time avoiding foul trouble, and his game does not have the same dimensions that Julius Ashby had last year. Last season's Finals standout Reggie Warren is having a signature year by averaging nearly 20-10 in the frontcourt, and he is the Five Arrow's energizer. When he is clicking, and has his teammate's involved, they are virtually unstoppable. The only draw back is the fact that Takamatsu wants to score a lot of points, but they can get stagnant when players get selfish, and they want to make the game a shootout. Defense, and more ball movement will be key to their success.

Oita Heat Devils
Grade: C
Report: Hard to grade the Heatdevils as they have ample talent to compete, but lack the knockout punch to finish games. Everything is average. They score 86 points a game, but they give up 85.6. They finish most weekends at 1-1. They are one of the top rebounding teams in the league, but give up critical rebounds when the game is on the line. Star Forward Andy Ellis is putting up more statistically than he did last season, and so is second-year forward Justin Allen. However, the Heatdevils have lacked a slasher, or another aggressive player to keep its opponents on its heels. PG Tsubasa Yonamine has made himself valuable with his playmaking and defensive abilities. Oita has the size, speed, and smarts to compete against any team, but it may take more to add wins to its record.

Rizing Fukuoka BB
Grade: C-
Report: Coach John Neumann and his Rizing squad have been solid, even though they are an expansion team. Fukuoka plays with a lot of defensive energy night-in and night-out, but they allow a lot of points because they play at a very fast pace. Forward Joshua Peppers and Michael Gardener are fantastic when they are clicking, but they can get their team in a funk when they force erratic shots. There have been some concerns as Fukuoka is facing the injury bug (Jun Nakanishi and N'Dongo NDiaye), and Tsuyoshi Kawazura has had to play elephantine amounts of minutes. As of this week, they have signed Trevor Bryant from Tokyo and he may perhaps be a spark plug that can run, play defense, and finish buckets for the Rizing. If Fukuoka can hang around, they have the potential to beat Oita and show up at Ariake as a darkhorse team.

Ryukyu Golden Kings
Grade D
Report: Defense seems to be a major concern for the Kings, as they allow 88.3 points per game. The Kings also lack a multi-dimensional player that can provide inside-outside offense. Forwards Eric Walton and Danny Jones are solid forwards, but Walton lacks height, and Jones lacks power, respectively. 2007's first overall selection, Naoto Takushi has had to score more than he has to at the point guard position, and now has been relegated to the SG slot, with the acquisition of import guard Herb Gibson. Forward Bryon Simpson has played well for the minutes he's on the floor, but he's far from an offensive stalwart. Ryukyu may have to ditch it's one-on-one approach on offense to create easier shots for its offensively handicapped bunch. And it's imperative for them to play better team defense. On the plus side, they are still competitive so it only takes a little tweaking to become better.

By John Scribe


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KUWAIT

Kunle signs with Sulaibikhat -by Ali Ahmed

Sulaibikhat basketball team management agreed terms with the Nigerian Center Adekunle Aleburu (210-C-74) to play for them this season .


Kunle is a tall, athletic center, short on skills but large on heart and desire, offensive skills dunk, dunk, dunk. Good offensive rebounder, very good defensive player because he plays each defensive situation all-out 100 %, blocks shots and fights on the defensive end, needs to develop one offensive move each season, nice project for a patient coach who's a good teacher.


He played in Jordan, Bahrain, Spain, Germany and Syria.


Boxsie signs for Al Jahraa -by Ali Ahmed

Al Jahraa basketball team management agreed terms with the Amrican Center Antoine Broxsie (208-F-79, agency: Court Side, college: Oklahoma St.) to play for them this season and deside to release Josh Goodwin (206-G/F-83, college: Lamar).


Broxsie is a late bloomer big man, who flourished after leaving college. At a true 6-10, he now supplies a great presence under the boards at the both sides of the court, and he's able to deliver in double double in points and rebounds almost every game. Antoine is also a good defender and shot-blocker, and could be a very good European league player if given a chance.



Awards/Achievements:
NIT Championship -98
ABA Regular Season Champion -05
WBA Semifinals -05
WBA Regular Season Runner Up -06
WBA Finalist -06
WBA All-Defensive Team -06
Southern California Summer Pro League Champion -06


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NBA

Memphis trades Pau Gasol to LA Lakers -by Eurobasket News
The Los Angeles Lakers strengthened their frontcourt with the acquisition of Spanish centre Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) yesterday. The Lakers sent Kwame Brown (6'11''-F/C-82), Javaris Crittenton (6'5''-G-87, college: Georgia Tech) and two first-round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies. With the absence of Andrew Bynum (7'0''-C-87, agency: David Lee services) and Chris Mihm (7'0''-C-79, agency: Octagon, college: Texas) the Lakers were in desperate need of an inside threat and it came with the addition of Pau Gasol. Spaniard averages 18.9 points and 8.8 boards per game this season. Meanwhile his career stats stand at 18.8 points, 8.6 boards and 1.8 blocks per game. He was also named the Rookie of the Year in 2002. Now the Lakers can be in the string of the title contenders, while Memphis eased their salary cap and got a chance to go for the first-round picks in 2008 and 2010. Pau Gasol is expected to don the LA Lakers jersey on Sunday against Washington.
The Lakers continued their long busy day with a 121:101 road win over Toronto. Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) was impressive with 46 points, 7 boards and 5 assists. Alexander Vujacic (6'7''-G-84) delivered 22 points as the Lakers went up at 29-16 record. Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) posted career-high 28 points to pace the Raptors.
Meanwhile the Charlotte Bobcats were hardly beaten by the Golden State Warriors 127:96. Jason Richardson (6'6''-G-81, college: Michigan St.) returned to the place his career takes roots from. He was warmly welcomed by the local crowd. But it was the only good news for the Bobcats forward yesterday's night. The Warriors routed their opponents limiting Richardson to just 10 points. Moreover Gerald Wallace (6'7''-F-82, college: Alabama) sprained his left ankle, while Raymond Felton (6'5''-G-84, college: N.Carolina) sprained his right during the encounter. Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) scored 21 points to lead the hosts. Emeka Okafor (6'9''-F/C-82, college: Connecticut) replied with 20 points and 18 boards for the Bobcats. Charlotte's newcomer Earl Boykins (5'6''-G-76, college: E.Michigan) spent 23 minutes on the court scoring 5 points. He was signed on Thursday after opting out from the contract with the Bucks at the end of the last season.


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NCAA3

#3 Rochester Upend Top-Ranked Washington -by Moritz Korff
Uche Ndubizu (6'6''-F/C) made a game-tying bucket at the buzzer, then scored four straight in overtime as third-ranked Rochester defeated top-ranked Washington (Mo), 73-70, at the Palestra.

Ndubizu finished with 20 points, hitting eight of 12 from the floor, 4 of 8 from the line. He added 11 rebounds in 39 minutes. Robert Dominiak (6'3''-G) scored 21 points on 7 of 11 accuracy (5 of 7 outside the arc) in 33 minutes. Jon Onyiriuka (6'7''-C) had a double-double with 13 points, 10 boards, three assists, one block, and three steals.

All-American Troy Ruths (6'6''-F-85) led the Bears with 26 points, nine rebounds, and five assists in 41 minutes. Cameron Smith (6'5''-F-87) scored 12 points, Tyler Nading (6'7''-F-87) and Ross Kelley (6'1''-G) had 11 each. Nading had five assists and three steals, Kelley three assists and two thefts.

Rochester improved to 16-1 overall, 5-1 in the University Athletic Association. Washington, which had a 12-game winning streak snapped, is 14-3 overall, 5-1 in the UAA.

The Bears and Yellowjackets are tied for first place in the UAA standings. Chicago, which visits the Palestra on Sunday, is 4-2. Brandeis and Emory (they meet in Atlanta Sunday) are 3-3. Carnegie Mellon and NYU are 2-4, and Case is 0-6.

Two free throws by Jeff Juron (G) tied the score at 67-all with 2:15 left in OT. With 1:24 to go, Juron got the ball to Onyiriuka in the lane. He went up for an eight-footer, but passed to Ndubizu for a layup. That put Rochester ahead, 69-67. He made two free throws with 50 seconds left to extend the lead to 71-67.

Ruths sank a layup, trimming the margin to 71-69, with 37 seconds remaining. Max Kaplan broke free from pressure and was fouled dribbling from the baseline to the foul line in the forecourt. He made the first shot and missed the second. It was 72-69, with 23 seconds left.

The Bears missed a three-pointer and Ruths collected the rebound. He was fouled by Onyiriuka missed the first, and sank the second (72-70) with nine seconds left. Chmielowiec made the second of two free throws with seven seconds left. Washington rushed the ball up court, but Danny O'Boyle (6'2''-G-85)''s jumper bounced off the front of the rim at the buzzer.

Dominiak and Ndubizu brought the season's high crowd of 1,800 to its feet on consecutive trips downcourt as the game clock wound below six minutes in regulation. Dominiak's first four-point play of the night helped Rochester edge ahead, 48-47. Nading erased that lead with a layup (49-48 WU).

Dominiak did it again, banking in a three-pointer from the top of the key from Chmielowiec's handoff, then drawing a foul on Smith. His free throw put the Yellowjackets ahead, 52-49. Nading's jumper in the circle made it a one-point game again. Ndubizu spied an opening, drove down the lane, and slammed the ball in with his right hand. Rochester went up, 54-51, and the crowd was back on its feet, roaring.

Washington answered as only the Bears can: with nine straight points in a span of 2:39. Kelley drove for a layup. Ruths kicked the ball out to a wide-open Smith in the left corner and he drained a three, putting the Bears up, 56-54. Smith added a layup after a steal, and Nading's jumper pushed the lead to six, 60-54, with 2:30 to play.

Chmielowiec's trey got Rochester within three with 2:16 left. After Ndubizu missed two free throws, Onyiriuka put back the last one, making it a 60-59 Washington lead at 1:13. Ruths restored the lead to three on a layup with 52 seconds left. Ndubizu's jumper in the lane made it 62-61 with 15 seconds to play.

Danny O'Boyle made the first of two free throws with 10 seconds left. Onyiriuka rebounded the second shot and got the ball in the hands of Juron. He drove upcourt and found Ndubizu on the left side, 12 feet from the basket. A quick spin around the defender led to a bank shot that fell through, just as the regulation buzzer sounded.

Courtesy of http://www.rochester.edu/athletics


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RUSSIA

Unics gets an important road win -by Eurobasket News
Unics survived a close final minutes to upset Dynamo Moscow 83:79 in Russian capital yesterday. Unics could not boast of a successful season so far as they were at 9-6 record before the game. But Unics decided to send a strong message across the league that they remain dangerous and it's a bit early to single them out of the title race. Dynamo opened the game more aggressively and grabbed a 7:0 lead early in the encounter. But Unics quickly used their dominance inside to shift and forced Dynamo's big men to sit down with foul trouble. With Robertas Javtokas (211-C-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Arizona) being benched Unics started to build their lead. Tariq Kirksay (199-F-79, college: Iona) took over a point guard role and it worked pretty well for the visitors. They ran away to a 46:36 distance at halftime. Dynamo struggled to find the right rhythm. Svetislav Pesic tried hard to change the complexion of the game rotating the squad but it had little impact on the flow of this one. Unics entered the fourth term with a 67:51 advantage but Dynamo refused to give up. Cheered by the home crowd Dynamo ignited a 17:2 run late in regulation and tied things up. But Unics were not about to surrender either. Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) completed a three-point play, while Jerry McCullough (179-G-73, college: Pittsburgh) drained a trey to claim the lead for good. Darjus Lavrinovich finished with 19 points for Unics. Jerry McCullough added 18 points, while Savanovic had 10 points and 10 boards for the winners. Milos Vujanic (190-G-80) answered with 17 points for Dynamo. Travis Hansen (198-G/F-78, college: BYU) scored 14 points as Dynamo fell to 12-5 record.
Meanwhile Triumph travelled to Perm and were handed the 4th loss in the season. Ural Great looked better and deservedly posted a 72:61 win over Triumph. Ural Great overcame the absence of their key performers Wisniewski and Plisnich to register their 8th win in the season. The hosts opened up a double-digit lead in the second half and maintained the gap throughout the remainder of the battle. Ivan Koljevic (186-G-84) topscored with 22 points for the home team. Brent Wright (203-F/C-78, college: Florida) notched 15 points and 12 boards for Ural Great. Terrell Lyday (190-G-79, college: BYU) answered with 13 points and 6 assists for Triumph.


Khimky sign Clay Tucker -by Eurobasket News
The top scorer of Italian Seria A Clay Tucker (194-G-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) will continue his career in Russia. He signed a 1,5-year contract with Khimky and is expected to be ready for today's key clash against CSKA. Clay Tucker played for Siviglia Wear Teramo and averaged 21.0 point per game leading Seria A. He also collected 5.4 boards and issued 3.3 assists per game. The 27-year-old guard graduated from Wisconsin University, where scored 18.3 points per game in his senior season. Later he played in the WBA, ABA and D-League in the USA. He was selected to the All-ABA team in 2005 and D-League All-Star team in 2007. Tucker was the ABA regular season champion together with the Utah Snowbears. The guard also have stints with Polish Polpak and Greek MENT Vassilakis. Clay Tucker also participated in the 2007 Dallas Mavericks Summer Camp. Khimky management and coaching staff hope that Tucker can provie more flexibility to a shooting guard position. It was also rumored that Clay Tucker was among the targets for Barcelona and some other top-ranked franchises.
Meanwhile it became known that three Khimky players would not play against CSKA today. Uladzimir Veremeyenka (208-F-84) hurt his shoulder in the ULEB Cup game against Pamesa and would be sidelined tonight. Teemu Rannikko (189-G-80) and Vladimir Dyatchok (204-F-80) are still can not play because of the injuries.


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SAUDI ARABIA

Walker in Al Ittihad -by Mohammed Malas
Al Ittihad Jeddah club completed their signture with the american power forward Kenny Walker (206-F/C-80, college: Alabama) who will arrive next monday to join the team trainings.

Walker played in many countries overseas and they are: Turkey, New Zealand, Sweden, Poland and finally France this year with Clermont in ProA.


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SERBIA

A league: Borac better than Zdravlje Actavis -by Dragan Jankovski
In the opener of the round 15 of Serbian A league Borac outplayed Zdravlje Actavis at home 88-71. Second quarter, which hosts finished 30-10, was enough for them to grab 10th win while Zdravlje keeps struggling this season. The team from Leskovac qualified for the Final 8 of National Cup Radivoj Korac but they have only 4 wins in A league so far.

Nikola Ilic (207-C/F-85) led Borac to win adding 24 points and 6 rebounds while Predrag Markovic (198-G/F-80) posted 21 points including 4 rebounds. Zdravlje got 17 points from Uros Lucic (207-C-83).


Borac - Zdravlje Actavis 88-71
(12-16,30-10,21-29,25-16)

Borac:
Ilic 24 (6 rebs), Markovic 21 (4 rebs), Maric 17 (4 as)
Zdravlje Actavis: Lucic 17, Bogavac 16 (8 rebs), Jereminov 12 (5 as)


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SPAIN

Gasol is a Laker -by Francisco Martinez
Spanish NBA star Pau Gasol (214-F/C-80) was traded to LA Lakers yesterday. The player was part of the deal which sent Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie and the rights to Marc Pau Gasol plus two first-round draft picks and cash considerations to Memphis in exchange of Pau.

Movement in LEB-Gold league -by Francisco Martinez
- Former MVP of the league Thomas Terrell (201-F/C-79, college: Georgia St.) agreed to part ways with Basquetinca.com. Then, he signed a new cointract with CB Alcudia, the team where he will play for the reaminder of the season.

- CB Alcudia signed a new point guard too: Pau del Tio (175-G-78).

- The substitute of Thomas Terrell in Inca is a good known player in Spanish Basketball, the veteran power forward Danya Abrams (201-F-74, college: Boston Coll.).

- Franco Rocchia (192-G-85) has left Basquetinca.com and he joined L'Hospitalet, loaned by Leon.


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SWEDEN

Solna and Plannja keep up the pace -by Eurobasket News
Plannja and Solna were victorious in Round 20 of Swedish Basketligan and tied Sundsvall at the top of the ladder. Three teams are now knotted at 14-6 record with 08 Stockholm behind at 13-7. Plannja easily thrashed Uppsala 87:64 at home to gain their win. Uppsala got to a flying start as they outscored the hosts 20:11 to send a strong message to Plannja. It was though understood and reacted upon. Plannja Basket tightened up their defense in the second quarter and smashed the visitors 35:4 after the first intermission. They piled up a 46:24 lead at halftime and took a sigh of relief. The home team extended the margin to 26 points after 30 minutes and cruised to victory in the final term. Terry Williams (187-G-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Georgia Southern) and Oladapo Ayuba scored 18 points apiece for Plannja. Fred Drains (195-F-71, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Kean) provided 16 points and 7 boards in a win. Fredrik Jonzen (207-C/F-78, college: Oklahoma St.) answered with 16 points for Uppsala. Thomas Jackson (175-G-80, college: Butler) had 12 points, 8 boards and 5 steals as the visitors fell to 11-9 record.
Solna overcame Boras 99:92 at home court. The hosts drove confidently to a 54:42 halftime lead. But Boras stroke back after the break. They stunned the Vikings 31:11 in the third frame and surged ahead. But Solna denied the effort. A well-balanced offense allowed Solna to change the course of the encounter and they celebrated an important victory at the end. Brandon McKnight (188-G-83, college: Purdue) led the action with 27 points. Rudy Mbemba (181-G-87) drilled 18 points, while Martin Pahlmblad (190-G-86) dropped 17 points for the Vikings. Dennis Springs (171-G-82, college: Ferris St.) banked 27 points for Boras as they slipped to 9-11 record.


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TAIWAN

Mao pulls a daggar on dmedia -by Chris Wang
James Mao made a left-handed layup, the most important bucket of his career-high 31 points, at the buzzer as Pure Youth beat dmedia Numen 108-107 Saturday. PY snapped its three-game losing streak against dmedia and won its fifth straight game.

PY is now 9-10 and tied with Dacin at No. 4.

With 14.2 seconds left and the score tied at 106, Pure Youth head coach Hsu Chin-tse ordered his players to foul dmedia, sending Ouyang Jin-hen to the free-throw line. Hsu's decision proved successful as Ouyang made one of two free-throws and handed the final possession back to PY.

Going one on one against Jonathan Sanders, who had his second triple-double of the season, Mao pulled the final daggar on dmedia with a high-arching left-handed layup.

Dmedia shot itself in the foot by missing four of eight foul shots with the game on the line.

Defending champ Taiwan Beer showed its poise down the stretch by overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit with a 92-90 win over Bank of Taiwan.

Taiwan Beer, which trailed for 35 minutes, led by one, 91-90, after Ho Sho-jen's two free-throws with 8.3 seconds to go. BOT controlled the last possession but point guard Chien Ming-fu stepped out of bound as he was pushing the ball upcourt.

Feb. 2
PY 108-107 dmedia
PY: James Mao 31p, Chien Jia-hong 22p, D. Creighton 14p, Lin Jin-ban 12p
dmedia: J. Sanders 27p+14rb+11a, Ouyang Jin-hen 21p

Yulon 81-67 Dacin
Yulon: Chen Chih-chung 17p, Chen Hsin-an 13p+11rb+7a, Lee Hsueh-lin 12p, Lu Cheng-ju 11p
Dacin: Wang Chih-chun 20p, Chang Chi-feng 16p+13rb, Lee Fong-yong 11p, DNP: Tien Lei, Su Yi-chieh

TB 92-90 BOT
TB: Ho Sho-jen 26p, Lin Chih-jay 18p+8rb, Wu Dai-hao 12p, Yang Chin-min 10p
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 20p, Lin Chun-feng 17p

Feb. 1
TB 81-74 TM
TB: Lin Chih-jay 28p+6rb+4a, Yang Chin-min 20p, Lo Shin-liang 12p
TM: Wu Yong-jen 20p, Hsu Tse-shin 19p, Hsu Wei-sheng 18p+10rb

PY 113-73 BOT
* PY surpassed its win total last year with 8 wins in 18 games. The 40-point margin was the second highest winning margin in the SBL history.
PY: Hsu Shi-ching 16p, Tsai Wen-cheng 12p+11rb, Chien Jia-hong 11p
BOT: Lin Chun-feng 29p


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TURKEY

Johnsen At Galatasaray -by Serdar Ortakuyu
Galatasaray Cafe Crown finally put an end to its forward search and inked former Orlando Magic forward Britton Johnsen (208-F-79, college: Utah). Former Utah star who started the current season in D-League has already played for Etosa Alicante, Panellenios and Pau Orthez in Europe. Johnsen is a hardworking versatile forward who can shoot the ball well for a player at his size.

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U.KINGDOM

Jayson Obazuaye is trumped Player of the Month in BBL -by Eurobasket News
The Cheshire Jets scooped their way into the BBL Trophy semifinal and Jayson Obazuaye (188-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Colorado) was a key to their success. The 23-year-ld Nigerian player led his team to an impressive 87:74 win over the defending BBL Trophy champions Plymouth Raiders. He scored 43 points and grabbed 9 boards to allow the Jets pave the way into the tournament's semis. He continued his outstanding form in the last win over the Leicester Riders 86:71. Jayson Obazuaye this time notched 25 points, 10 boards and 3 assists to ensure the winning outcome. His average stats in January came up to 28.8 points, 8 boards and 3 assists per game.
Meanwhile the Scottish Rocks' coach Sterling Davis was named the Coach of the Month for the second time in the season. The Rocks grabbed three wins during the month as their winning streak now rests at 6 games. The Rocks now improved to 11-6 record at the 4th spot in the ladder.
The BBL league leaders Newcastle Eagles reinforced their squad with the acquisition of Australian guard Steve Leven (197-G-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Wyoming). The 25-year-old started the current season in Germany with Oberelchingen in Regionalliga. There he averaged 28.1 points per game. He later went for trail with Unicaja but was cut because of the injury. A Wyoming graduate Leven averaged 11.7 points and 1.2 assists per game in his senior year in college. He later participated in NBA Summer Camps before signing with the Perth Wildcats in the Australian NBL. The Eagles claimed to have been closely watching for Leven throughout the while season before having a chance to ink him. Steve Leven have already joined his new team and is expected to appear on court against the Scottish Rocks next week.


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U.S.VIRGIN ISL.

BA, Dillard make Big 8 final / Wakefield School on St. Thomas -by David Edole
Bring on Dillard.

With Bryan Bynes hitting daggers for three-pointers, Boyd Anderson broke open a close game to defeat District 11-6A rival Blanche Ely 76-43 in the Broward County Athletic Association's Big 8 Boys' Basketball Championships semifinals at Fort Lauderdale High School on Friday night.

The victory sets up a dream matchup in Saturday's Finals against Dillard (21-1, No. 2 in 5A), the only team to beat the Cobras (23-1) this season.

Dillard got a first-half scare from Miramar in the late semifinal but regrouped to beat the Patriots 56-33.

Boyd Anderson remembers all too well when Dillard rallied to beat it 67-61 at Dillard on Dec. 1. Since then, the Cobras have reeled off 19 consecutive victories and climbed to No. 1 in the 6A state polls.

''Revenge, that is all I have to say,'' said Cobras guard Martavious Irving, who finished with 12 points. ``We let that game slip away quickly, right before our eyes. I'm sure when we play them again, we will win the game.''

Frank Gaines led the Cobras with 18 points, and Ivan Aska, of St. Croix, added 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

Bynes had 17 points and Tyrone Davis, who has run the Cobras offense well this season, added eight points, seven assists and four steals.

But it was the hot three-point shooting of Bynes' which turned the outcome against Ely. After both teams played to a standstill in the first quarter, Bynes sparked a 13-6 run at the start of the second quarter with three three-pointers, including back-to-back three-pointers to put the Cobras up 27-20 with 3:22 left.

After each three-pointer, Bynes displayed the passion of this cross-town rivalry with a Tiger Woods-like fist pump.

''Anything Bryan does is going to spark us to have a good game and play better,'' Irving said. ``Whether it's a three-pointer or the dunks he does, it is going to give us a lift.''

Ely guard Jean Jacques ended the drought with a bank three-pointer from the left wing. But that relief proved temporary. The Cobras closed the period on 6-0 run and took a 33-23 halftime lead on a two-handed dunk by 6-8 center Marc Davin's off a crafty penetration and dish from Davis.

It proved to be academic from there.

Martavious Irving scored seven of his 12 points in the third quarter as Boyd Anderson outscored the Tigers 21-12 in the third quarter.

WAKEFIELD TRAVELS TO ST. THOMAS
Wakefield boy's varsity travels to the Virgin Islands over the weekend to take on a couple of high school teams. Wakefield will arrive to the Virgin Islands 13-5 and just came off a dominating victory over Wakefield Country Day 79-39. St. Thomas native Eric Wilson, a sophomore guard, had 23 points in the win.
Wakefield is set to take on Antilles School Monday evening and then the #1 school in the territory Charlotte Amalie on Tuesday afternoon.
2/4/2008
6:45 p.m. Virgin Islands Trip (Antilles School)
2/5/2008
5:00 p.m. Virgin Islands Trip (Charlotte Amalie)


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URUGUAY

Defensor beat Hebraica for the LUB -by Hector Lopez
David Jackson (196-G-82, college: Penn St.) scored a three-point shot, with one second left, to send the game into overtime and then Defensor Sportng beat Hebraica 84-79. Jackson scored 19 points for Defensor (2/6, 2/5, 9/12) adding 8 rebounds. Nathan Mielke (210-F-81, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) scored 8 for Defensor and grabbed 4 rebounds. For Hebraica Grady Reynolds (198-F-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: St.John's) netted 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Kofi Danquah (204-C-81, college: W.Chester) scored 12 points and took 10 rebounds. Wendell Gibson (201-F/C-83, college: Hofstra) scored 27 points (0/1, 10/12, 7/10) with 14 rebounds leading Atenas to beat Trouville 88-77. Also for Atenas, Hakeem Rollins (202-C/F-83, agency: CAA Sports, college: Washington) netted 16 and took 6 rebounds. For Trouville Marcel Bouzout (206-C-71) scored 16 points. Thurman Zimmerman (196-F/G-83, agency: AMI, college: S.Carolina St.) scored 7 and Delano Thomas (203-F-82, college: Shawnee St.) added 8.

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VENEZUELA

Roger Washington says NO! -by Wolfgang Lucena
2007‘s LPB champion, Rogers Washington (202-F-77, college: LSU), said 'no' to an unfair Guaiqueries proposal. 'It's completely unfair to lower money instead of receiving a raise after I did my best in the 2007 championship…' So, this year when the LPB is improving in a lot of aspects, Guaiqueries de Margarita won't be able to compete with its super star Mr. Roger Washington.

'Roger has many offers all over the world but I was holding him up for Guaiqueries, now I'm obligated to keep going with others business conversations for him…' Agent Pedro Pablo




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Women News

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AUSTRALIA - Women

Adelaide clinches the regular season title -by Eurobasket News
Sydney Uni Flames - Adelaide Lightning 95:98

The Adelaide Lightning overcame the Sydney Uni Flames 98:95 on the road to consolidate their position on top of the WNBL standings. It was a real scorcher with both teams being impressive offensively and bringing a real basketball treat for all the fans gathered at the Sydney Uni Sports and Aquatic Centre. Jessica Foley (182-G-83, college: Duke) went for 30 points, while Erin Phillips (173-G-85) added 16 points to allow the visitors celebrate a close 98:95 win at the end. Sydney were not helped by game-high 36 points from Natalie Porter (185-F-80). The hosts got to a slightly better start as they hit a couple of treys. But Adelaide quickly adjusted their game and soon using a bunch of turnovers from the home team the Lightning came closer but still trailed 18:21 at first intermission. Natalie Porter continued to deliver for the Flames but Jessica Foley and Sam Woosnam (185-F-78) fired from beyond the arc and the teams went into the dressing room all square at 47. The third stanza opened up with a three-pointer bombardment from both sides. Adelaide were just a bit more successful and built a 77:70 cushion after three quarters. The home side tried hard to close the gap in the fourth period and almost did however Sam Woosnam denied the efforts. She poured in some big shots at crunch time to put the Lightning ahead for good. Mikaela Dombkins (181-G/F-86) and Kristen Veal (176-G-81) missed long jumpers and were unable to force overtime in the dying seconds.
Sam Woosnam contributed 15 points for the winners. Kristen Veal had 25 points in a losing case. Adelaide outrebounded their opponents 31:26 and shot 55% from the field. Adelaide completed a 2-1 record against Sydney in the season.

Sydney: Natalie Porter 36, Kristen Veal 25
Adelaide: Jessica Foley 30, Erin Phillips 16, Sam Woosnam 15


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AUSTRIA - Women

Flying Foxes get the second win in qualifying round -by Eurobasket News
Flying Foxes stormed past Klosterneuburg to secure their second win in the qualifying round of Austrian Bundesliga. Flying Foxes had an obvious advantage throughout the game and deservedly registered a comprehensive victory at the end. Flying Foxes piled up a 48:22 lead at halftime and never slowed down after the break. Esmary Vargas (191-C-81, agency: Next Level, college: Emporia St.) and Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) were once again outstanding in the win. Esmary Vargas scored 23 points, while Yaneth Arias dropped 21 points to pace the hosts. Viktoria Prudnikova (195-C-65) answered with 10 points for Klosterneuburg.
Herzogenburg also got rolling with an 89:54 win over Vienna 87. Here also everything was done by halftime. The home team cruised to a 51:22 lead and Vienna 87 did not recover in the second half. DiAndrea Humpries (170-G-85) and Jones scored 14 points apiece in a win. Caroline Nwafor (174-F-83) replied with game-high 16 points for Vienna 87.


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FINLAND - Women

SM-SARJA: Catz and PeKa on the top -by Rauno Hurmalainen

SM-sarja, Round 23-24: Catz (Lappeenranta) and PeKa (Kotka) are on the top as the fourth quarter out of the regular season is about to start. Today the winning Teams were Catz, PeKa, YMCA Helsinki and PuHu (Vantaa).

BC Nokia - Catz 66-77 (28-35) (Sherry McCracklin (188-F/C-83, college: UNLV) 26/15, Sheree Thompson 11 - Yelena Solovyeva (189-C-75) 31, Elena Reshetko 14).

Huima - PeKa 83-100 (52-43) (Keena Wicker (183-F-84, college: Charleston So.) 27/12, Kenya Robinson 21/15 - Ashley Haynes (176-G/F-84, college: Austin Peay St.) 25/15, Susanna Rinta 24).

YMCA Helsinki - HoNsU 88-77 (52-35) Niina Laaksonen (185-F/C-85) 29/14, Mari Puustinen 19 - Lizanne Murphy (185-F-84, college: Hofstra) 23/11, Charlee Underwood 23).

PuHu - FoA 102-58 (55-31) (Heidi Kilponen (162-G-83) 18, Katherine Sunwall 17 - Tiia Lyytikainen (183-F/C-87) 12, Megan Griffith 10).



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HUNGARY - Women

Saturday's games -by Csilla Kantor

BSE - ZALAVOLAN-ZTE 63-74 (11-20, 14-13, 18-17, 20-24)

BSE: FŰRESZ D. 10/6, Castillo 14/3, Zsovar 5/3, ATIES 17, Horvath E. Cs: Vida 17/3, Vincze V., Kiss G. Head-coach: Farkas Sandor

ZTE: Krisztina Pungor (170-G-85) 17/9, Judit Szelesy (184-F-78) 16/9, Hersics, TURÓCZI 8, MILKOVA 19. Cs: CREAMER 14/3, Horvath Zs. Head-coach: Bencze Tamas

The home court wasn't enough for BSE to succeed to win, ZTE played a thoughtful game which led to the victory.

shoots: 34%, 58%
rebounds: 24, 33
assists: 8,18

CEGLEDI EKK - SAVARIA BC-SZOMBATHELY 70-58 (18-15, 14-6, 15-9, 23-28)

CEGLED: CORONADO 18/12, Ruttner Zs. 7/3, Kalmar-Nagy R. 3/3, Serban 4, WILLIAMS 22. Cs: Ruttner R., KISS 11, Halmi 5/3, Vincze A., Őri. Head-coach: Foldi Sandor
SZOMBATHELY: Sandor, Anyos 4/3, Takacs 8, Gadnai 2, JONEE 16. Cs: Szabo V. 12, Szabadfi 8, Toth M., Hollosi 8/6. Head-coach: Simon Zsolt

The decisive part of of the game was the 2nd stanza, when Cegled scored 12 points while Savaria was able to throw only 1 point. During the remaining part of the game Cegled was able to keep its advantage and win.


BEAC UJBUDA-VASAS CSATA 58-69 (17-16, 30-35, 47-53)


BEAC: Emese Szasz (171-G-88) 16, Krisztina Sule (177-F-87) 16, Kinter 11, Pusztai 8, Bagi 4, Halmai 3
VASAS: Reka Fejes (186-F-87) 20, Zsofia Koncz (184-F-85) 17, Fritz 10, Rasheed 9, Lakloth 8, Czank 4, Izsak 1



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ICELAND - Women

Lysing Cup -by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Semifinals of Lysing Cup is played this weekend. Cup Final is the biggest game every year.
Haukar beat Fjolnir 82 - 63 Bad first half was too much for Fjolnir 40 - 24 at halftime.
Scorers for Haukar. Unnur T. Jonsdottir 14. Ragna Maria Brynjarsdottir 4. Bara Halfdanardottir 3. Kiera Hardy (168-G-85, college: Nebraska) 23. Telma Bjarkadottir 15. Kristrun Sigurjonsdottir 21.
For Fjolnir. Hrund Johannsdottir 3.Edda Gunnarsdottir 5. Greta Gretarsdottir 15. Hrafnhildur Johannesdottir 1. Eva Emilsdottir 2. Efemia Sigurbjornsdottir 6. Birna Eiriksdottir 12. Slavica Dimovska (-85) 19


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POLAND - Women

FGE Gameday 18 -by Wojciech Strzebinczyk
MUKS Poznań - Finepharm AZS KK Jelenia Gora 84:73 (21:15, 15:14, 22:22, 26:22)
MUKS:
Ilona Mądra 20, Agnieszka Skobel 16, Okeisha Howard 13, Katarzyna Rezler 10, Marijana Ivovic 9, Żaneta Durak 7, Justyna Nieznalska 6, Paulina Antczak 3.
AZS: Shyra Ely 24, Brittany Jackson 21, Iwona Kaszuwara 11, Dorota Wojcik 9, Natalia Małaszewska 6, Agnieszka Kret 2, Alvine Mendeng 0, Dorota Arodź 0.

Lotos PKO BP Gdynia - KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp. 70:59 (21:16, 15:22, 15:12, 19:9)
Lotos:
Chamique Holdsclaw 19, Anna Breitreiner 17, Dominique Canty 16, Slobodanka Maksimovic 7, Marta Jujka 5, Magdalena Leciejewska 2, Patrycja Gulak 2, Natalia Waligorska 2, Ganna Zarytska 0.
KSSSE AZS: Denaimou N'Garsanet 12, Carrie Moore 10, Justyna Żurowska 10, Agnieszka Szott 8, Małgorzata Babicka 8, Katarzyna Ristic 5, Aleksandra Chomac 4, Joanna Czarnecka 2, Katarzyna Czubak 0, Barbara Kaszewska 0.

ŁKS Siemens AGD Łodź - INEA AZS Poznań 84:59 (22:15, 17:13, 22:13, 23:18)
ŁKS:
Sylwia Wlaźlak 24, Katarzyna Kenig 15, Dorota Sobczyk 10, Edyta Koryzna 10, Jennifer Humphrey 10, Joice Cristina Rodrigues 8, Renata Oliveira 7, Roksana Schmidt 0, Milena Owczarek 0, Agnieszka Wilk 0, Karolina Rykowska 0.
INEA: Reda Aleliunaite-Jankowska 15, Beata Krupska- Tyszkiewicz 11, Joanna Jarkowska 8, Monika Sibora 7, Weronika Idczak 6, Paulina Dąbkowska 4, Anna Pamuła 3, Joanna Lorek 3, Marlena Wdowczyk 2, Olga Pacyńska 0, Małgorzata Mycka 0, Karolina Budeń 0.

Utex ROW Rybnik - Arcus SMS PZKosz Łomianki 74:69 (19:24, 20:4, 15:22, 20:19)
ROW: Magdalena Skorek 18, Marquetta Dickens 14, Minja Siljegovic 13, Joanna Gorzyńska-Szymczak 10, Edyta Błaszczak 9, Olena Proszczenko 8, Małgorzata Chomicka 2, Barbara Głocka 0, Karolina Stanek 0, Natalia Przekop 0.
SMS: Katarzyna Bednarczyk 19, Magda Kaczmarska 17, Claudia Sosnowska 13, Olivia Tomiałowicz 6, Małgorzata Misiuk 6, Kamila Kowalewska 6, Aneta Kotnis 2, Agnieszka Śnieżek 0, Anna Soszyńska 0.

PKM Duda PWSZ Leszno - Energa Toruń 73:67 (18:17, 18:17, 26:14, 11:19)
PWSZ: Edyta Krysiewicz 21, Daria Mieloszyńska 13, Agnieszka Budnik 13, Agnieszka Makowska 10, Anna Talarczyk 10, Olga Żytomirska 6, Martyna Koc 0.
Energa: Latoya Bond 19, Lindsay Taylor 14, Emilia Tłumak 12, Amy Denson 10, Justyna Grabowska 9, Anna Marczewska 3, Alicja Perlińska 0, Beata Predehl 0, Lada Kowalenko 0, Joanna Chełczyńska 0.

Wisła Can-Pack Krakow - CCC Polkowice 75:69 (24:19, 21:17, 17:21, 13:12)
Wisła:
Marta Fernandez 17, Candice Dupree 13, Jelena Skerovic 10, Anna DeForge 10, Kara Braxton 8, Anna Wielebnowska 8, Ewelina Kobryn 5, Dorota Gburczyk 3, Monika Krawiec 1, Agata Gajda 0, Agnieszka Pałka 0, Natalia Trafimawa 0.
CCC: Olga Masilione 21, Veronika Bortelova 13, Petra Stampalija 10, N.Ndiaye 10, Jennifer Lacy 8, Anna Szycko 7, Ilona Jasnowska 0, Justyna Jeziorna 0, Marta Gajewska 0, Łucja Tomczak 0.


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SPAIN - Women

Extrugasa takes itself advantadge of 6 points to Israel after great game (60-54) -by Ivan Villar
Extrugasa Vilagarcia is best spanish team of FIBA Eurocup.Also it's the frist time that galician team plays this competition so success is bigger.Historic game faced Extrugasa and Electra Hasharon with TV on air.Fans didn't fail and Fontecarmoa Arena had over 2.000 people (record of assistance).Team coached by Isaac Fernandez played one of best games of season and was ahead on score most part of game.Differences were between 4-12 points and final result was good for both teams.Agne Ciudariene (188-F-79) recovered her best face with 15 points and Vilipic appeared late but scoring 17 points.Next thursday Extrugasa can write new page on his history if they win or loose by less of 6 points.

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SWEDEN - Women

Solna Vikings secure top spot -by Eurobasket News
The Solna Vikings did not give up their leading position at the Dameligan after Round 16. The Vikings outscored the Norrkoping Dolphins 70:55 at home to improve to 15-1 record on top of the ladder. Solna got to a better start of the game with a 17:8 first frame. But the Dolphins remained contestant and erased the deficit to 4 points at halftime. However the string defensive effort in the third period allowed Solna to clear off to a 10-point distance and secure the winning outcome in the dying minutes of the game. Michaela Livijn (184-C-81) provided 17 points and 9 boards for the Vikings. Christy Bacon (182-G/F-80, college: Wyoming) added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Fatima Maddox (168-G, agency: 540 Sports) produced 20 points, 8 boards and 6 steals for the Dolphins as they fell to 7-9 record.
Telge stayed just behind the league leaders with 15-2 record. However they lost a key matchup to 08 Stockholm. 08 rolled to a 70:58 win away from home and came closer to Telge in the standings. Jocelyn Penn (186-F-79, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) issued 20 points and 11 boards to lead 08 to their 10th win in the season. Jennie Thingwall (183-F-85) dropped 14 points in a winning effort. Telge answered with 17 points from Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88).
08 Stockholm extended their winning streak with two more victories in a busy week for them. They followed the rout of Telge by a 77:29 thrash of Brahe Basket. Everything was decided by halftime as Stockholm outfit built a 42:18 advantage. Jocelyn Penn was once again top scorer for 08 with 21 points and 6 boards. Hanna Sandberg (170-G-85) managed 7 points for Brahe. 08 wrapped up the week's action with a 92:36 win over Sundsvall. A well-balanced hosts' offense was paced by 18 points from Jocelyn Penn. Amber Petillion tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds for the home side. Patricia Bryant (173-G-83, college: Charleston So.) scored 11 points in a loss.