EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/20/2008Copyright 1997-2007 Eurobasket
Bosna ASA BH Telecom - Igokea Partizan 82:80
Sloboda Dita - Borac Nektar 67:61
Grude - Siroki Prima Pivo 78:92
Slavija - Zrinjski Mik Company 100:97 OT
1. Bosna ASA BHT 3-0 247:208 +39 6 pts.
2. Igokea Partizan 2-1 265:240 +25 5 pts.
3. Siroki Prima Pivo 2-1 254:230 +24 5 pts.
4. Slavija 2-1 263:263 00 5 pts.
5. Sloboda Dita 2-1 194:221 -27 5 pts.
6. Zrinjski MC 1-2 256:278 -22 4 pts.
7. Borac Nektar 0-3 215:225 -10 3 pts.
8. Grude 0-3 234:263 -29 3 pts.
Bosna ASA BH Telecom - Igokea Partizan 82:80
(28:17, 21:25, 16:20, 17:18)
Sarajevo, SD Skenderija; Att.: 700; Ref.: Jovanic, Okuka, Nozinovic
BOSNA ASA BHT: Jefferson 2 (4 as.), Sehovic 5, Tomovic, Panic 7, Djurasovic, Zimic, Bailey 10 (4 as.), Rahimic 6, Hajric 16 (7 reb.), Pasalic, Jackson 5, Williams (7 reb.)
Coach: Jurij Zdovc
IGOKEA: Tosic 1, Patterson 5, Bocka 11, Stazic, Djurica, Vucurovic 15, Cup, Wright, Tatvydas 11 (8 reb.), Stefanovic 18 (5 reb.), Kovacevic 2, Allen 17 (6 as.)
Coach: Zoran Sretenovic
Sloboda Dita - Borac Nektar 67:61
(19:15, 16:16, 19:13, 13:17)
Tuzla, SD Mejdan; Att.: 1.000; Ref.: Obradovic, Duskaj, Babic
SLOBODA DITA: Halilovic, M. Milosevic 14, Hrncic 12, Halilbegovic, Albijanic, Persic, Tomovic, Tanasilovic 4, Matic 13, N. Milosevic 14, Jocovic 2, Ross 8
Coach: Senad Muminovic
BORAC NEKTAR: Franklin 8, Z. Jovanovic 16, Stupar 2, Rothbart 13, V. Jovanovic 8, Gemaljevic 2, Djurasovic 6, Pavlovic, Popovic 4, Velimirovic, Paunovic 2, Ugrekhelidze
Coach: MIlos Pejic
Grude - Siroki Prima Pivo 78:92
(18:23, 18:25, 23:22, 19:22)
Grude, SD Bili Brig; Att.: 500; Ref.: Husaric, Pehar, Adamovic
GRUDE: Lovric, M. Vranjes, I. Vranjes, Alpeza, M. Gligora 19, L. Gligora 8, Jelcic 8, Vujcic 4, Bura 11, Lozancic, Zitko 13, Peraica 15
Coach: Predrag Mikulic
SIROKI PRIMA PIVO: Bubalo, Grays 13, Stemberger 8, Dijan 18, Zupic 6, Sola 2, Spralja 14, Naletilic, Susak, Fajardo 17, Bethel 10, Ezugwu
Coach: Ivan Velic
Slavija - Zrinjski MIK Company 100:97
(18:20, 21:24, 18:23, 27:17, 16:13)
Istocno Sarajevo, SD Slavija; Att.: 600; Ref.: Drmic, Ignjatovic, Hatibović
SLAVIJA: Gvozdenovic 18, Stanic 23, Tomasevićc, Simeunovic, Mladenovic 16, D. Damjanovic, Vukovic 5, Malovic 20, Grubisic 1, Anderson, Ivanovic, A. Damjanovic 17
Coach: Goran Sehovac
ZRINJSKI MIK CO: Filipovic 8, Bisko 3, Sarenac 7, Norac 6, Petric 10, Oroz, Dzidic 20, Brecic 16, Vuckovic 21, Buhac, Planinic 6, Grbavac
Coach: Nedeljko Zelenika
Korisliiga, the bronze game: What a bronze game it was. Both YMCA Lappeenranta and Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) scoring under 65 pts, ToPo shooting
FTs 27,3% and treys 23,1%, taking three (3) offensive rbs in the contest. However ToPo was still in the game (56-50, 3:44 to go) as Josh Gonner
(ToPo) missed his both FTs, hosting YMCA LPR thanked and won Team's first bronze ever: 64-56 (32-24). Quarters: 21-15, 11-9, 18-12, 14-20.
YMCA LPR defended well, but the shooting % behind the arc was terrible: 10,0% (3/30)! Adrian Henning (203-F-82, agency: EM-PA, college: Austin Peay St.) played 40 minutes and was the game MVP: 21 pts/11 rbs. Juha Sten (191-G-83, agency: Rasmussen Services) gave 10 assists and had six steals. Tyson Patterson (175-G-78, college: Appalachian St.) led ToPo with 12 pts. Regular season top teams YMCA Lappeenranta # 3, Torpan Pojat # 4.
YMCA Lappeenranta - Torpan Pojat 64-56 (32-24) (Adrian Henning 21/11, Aki Ulander 12/11, Pasi Riihela 11/6, Petri Virtanen 10/7, Juha Sten 6/4/10a/6s, Ivan
Harris 2/2, Jouko Jarvinen 2/1 - Tyson Patterson 12/6/5a, Timo Heinonen 11/9, Takais Brown 11/2, Elias Kajander 8/10, Josh Gonner 8/5, Panu Majala 2/1, Roope
Ahonen 2/1, Antti Niskanen 2/0, Ilpo Pehkonen 0/2).
A Division Standings|
The big loser of the last round is Albacomp, as they lost in Dombovar and Pecs could win in Budapest, they felt back to the 4th place.
Dombovar again without Julien Mills and lead by Mike English - 25 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 fouls against -, DuJuan Wiley - 23 points, 7 three pointers - won in a very hard game and will start the playoffs from the 2nd place.
MAFC was up by 4 points after the first quarter but after that the guests started to rule the game and with the excellent performance of Williams, Lapov and Aleksic had one easy and very important victory in Budapest. They reached the best place (3rd) after the regular season in club's history ever!
As Atomeromu SE lost in Sopron, just got the 5th and will play against Albacomp in the first round.
Kormend could beat Szolnok by 19 points and as NYKK cold not win against Kaposvar, they reached the 7th place. Szolnok got the 6th and will play against Pecs.
In the game between the two red-black teams we could see a lot of great performances. Jermaine Thomas was the best scorer of the home team, but even hungarian guard Marton Fodor had a nice game with 19 points - 5 three pointers -. Stanley Ocitti came only in the 10th minute on the court and scored 20 points - 4 three pointers -. Kenny Henderson spent 27 minutes on the court and had one double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
From the guests Thomas Kelley showed his playoffs-performance already and scored 26 points.
Kaposvar beat NYKK by 30 points, so the guests, who played without injured Gary Buchanan but had even the chance to reach the 5th place, just got 8th and will meet Falco in the first round!
For Falco it was not hard to win in Hodmezovasarhely, the yellow-blacks will meet NYKK in the first round. 4 starters of the team scored in double-figure, the one player was Andrija Ciric, who showed in his 2nd game after his inury, that he will be 100% fit for the playoffs.
UNIVER KSE could beat ZTE KK and so reached the 9th place.
Playoffs, First Round (starts on the 30th of April):
FALCO KC - NYIREGYHAZI KK
DOMBOVAR KC - KORMEND
PECS - SZOLNOK
ALBACOMP - ATOMEROMU SE
BODROGI BAU-VASARHELYI KOSARSULI-FALCO-SZOVA KC SZOMBATHELY 100-119
(21-35, 29-31, 27-31, 23-22)
Hodmezővasarhely, Att.: 300, Referees: Hegedűs T., Csősz, Gal J.
HODMEZOVASARHELY: Drahos 15/6, David Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) 27/3, Kovats 8, Eric Freeman (205-C-79, college: Ky Wesleyan) 28/3, Gemes 18, Boszormenyi, Kukla 4, Babut, Szogi, Csorba, Coach: Czuprak Laszlo
SZOMBATHELY: Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 26/9, Bam Doyne (193-G-84, college: Mississippi) 35/18, Andrija Ciric (199-G-80, agency: Beo Basket) 24/3, Arnas Kazlauskas (204-C/F-76, agency: Court Side) 21/12, Aliakseveu 3, Borszeki 8, Pankar, Feigl, Varadi 2, Will, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
MAFC-PVSK-EXPO CENTER-PECS 77-84
(19-15, 15-24, 20-24, 23-21)
Gabanyi Sportcsarnok, Att.: 200, Referees: Benczur, Gorka, Szabo G.
MAFC: Jitim Young (188-G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Northwestern) 22/3, Harris 9/3, Zoltan Wehner (191-G/F-82) 16/6, Andras Vavra (202-F-78) 11/3, Kecskes 6, Fulop 10, Graczer 3/3, Coach: Dinnyes Attila
PECS: Srdjan Jovanovic (194-G-76) 12, Nick Williams (192-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Cincinnati) 20/6, Toth N. 2, Denes 4, Bojan Lapov (211-C-68) 18/9, Dragan Aleksic (196-G-70, agency: Beo Basket) 17/9, Peter Grebenar (211-C-81) 9, Kutasi, Czigler 2, Coach: Stojan Ivkovic
POLAROID LAMI-VED KORMEND-SZOLNOKI OLAJ KK 96-77
(25-22, 25-23, 19-16, 27-16)
Kormend, Att.: 1800, Referees: Hartyani, Palla, Győrffy
KORMEND: Jermaine Thomas (187-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: La Salle) 21/9, Marton Fodor (191-G-81, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 19/15, Trummer 6/6, Kenneth Henderson (201-F-82, college: Texas Arlington) 11, Vavra 10, Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Binghamton) 20/12, Ferencz 9/3, Coach: Dragoljub Krivacevic
SZOLNOK: Thomas Kelley (188-G-76, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Michigan St.) 26/9, Cziczas, Hollins 8, Sabaliauskas 10/6, Henrik Gobi (206-C-71, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 15, Cseh 6/6, Molnar 6/6, Harazin 6, Coach: Por Peter
SOPRONI SORDOGOK-ATOMEROMU SE 94-77
(20-23, 25-19, 32-16, 17-19)
Sopron, Att.: 500, Referees: Bognar, Szilas, Torok
SOPRON: Karon Bradley (180-G-84, college: Wichita St.) 20/3, Lakatos 7, Jeff Viggiano (198-F-84, college: Massachusetts) 27/3, Richard Lesko (204-F-81, college: Ill.-Chicago) 30/3, Frana 10, Pojbics, Boldizsar, Vesztergom, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert
PAKS: Meszaros 6, Brooks 10/6, Stevenson 6, Horvath Z. 9/3, Robert Gulyas (213-C-74) 25/9, Toroman 9/9, Csaplar-Nagy E. 8/3, Kiss Zs. 4/3, Coach: Sabali Balazs
PLANET LEASING DOMBOVAR KC- ALBACOMP 83-81
(26-22, 23-21, 18-16, 16-22)
Dombovar, Att.: 1200, Referees: dr. Valovics, Adam, Kiraly
DKC: Mike English (194-F/G-82, college: UMKC) 25/3, Balogh L. 2, Attila Deak (193-F-77) 12/12, Sanders 11, Du Juan Wiley (206-C-75, college: Michigan St.) 23/2, Simon N. 2, Bodi 8, Molnar M., Coach: Dzunic Branislav
ALBACOMP: Balazs Simon (188-G-80, agency: Court Side) 24, Cory Bradford (191-G-78, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois) 19/12, Boozer 1, Chad McClendon (199-F-73, college: Appalachian St.) 21, Radovic 11/3, Soos 3/3, David, Bencze 2, Coach: Peresztegi-Nagy Akos
UNIVER KECSKEMET-ZALAKERAMIA-ZTE KK 94-77
(28-15, 20-17, 22-29, 24-16)
Kecskemet, Att.: 400, Referees: Bodnar, Cziffra, Pozsonyi
KECSKEMET: Jakob Sigurdarson (192-G-82, agency: IceBasket, college: Birmingham Souther) 24/12, Larry Blair (183-G-84, college: Liberty) 18/3, Horvath A. 5/3, Zsolt Szabo (202-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 26/15, Fiegi 11/3, Toth P. 2, Halmai 1, Vida 4, Lekli 3, Coach: Zsoldos Andras
ZTE: Miskovic 6/3, Walters 13, Tamas Kaman (200-F-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 20/18, Hoffmann 10, Reggie Bassette (206-C-77, college: ODU) 22, Baki, Gaspar, Simon L. 6, Kovats, Keresztes, Coach: Nikola Lazics
KAPOSVARI KK-MARSO-VAGEP NYÍREGYHAZI KK 112-82
(36-19, 33-22, 25-23, 18-18)
Kaposvar, Att.: 400, Referees: Forrai, Kiss L., Kapitany
KAPOSVARI KK: Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81, agency: Court Side) 12/6, Vojvoda 9/3, Szőke 10, Roland Hendlein (201-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 23/9, Mike Kinsella (213-C-84, college: Marquette) 25/12, Kiss 9/3, Ferenc Csirke (183-G-76, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 16/9, Orosz 6, Tomosvary 2, Markus, Coach: Horvath Imre
NYÍREGYHAZA: Savic 8, Siska 8/6, Mouton 13/3, Erno Sitku (208-C-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 32, Srdjan Helbich (205-F/C-76) 18, Krasznai, Trepak 3/3, Toth D, Coach: Deri Csaba
Orthodox basketball team head coach Hilal Barakat has announced earlier today that his former US player Kelly Wise (208-F-80, college: Memphis) will be back to the team for Arab Clubs Championship (Jordan, April 23 - May 6) after he was banned from playing in the local competitions due to the problem which happened in Zain's game in Jordan Cup, The canadian center Kevin Jobity (207-F/C-74, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Niagara) will replace Mark Strickland (208-F/C-70, college: Temple) after decision to change his direction to As Seeb of Oman who will participate in the same tournament, Both players will arrive tomorrow to Amman.
Wise was a vital part in the roster of the reds and made a good addition in the beginning of the season while Jobity is well known guy who knows the backetball in the region very well as he had a bright career in Lebanon (4 seasons), UAE and Iran.
The signing of Marlon Parmer (191-G-80, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: Ky Wesleyan) paid off right away. After losing out in the League to Qatar Army (Jaysh), Al Rayyan signed Parmer to help them get back on top. Well, after claiming both, the Heir Apparent and King's (Emir's) Cups over the last month, he did just that.
Emir's Cup Final
Al Rayyan 86 - 71 Qatar Club
Coming into this game Rayyan knew that if they did not contain Qatar's dynamic 3 it would be a long night. So Rayyan came out and used various defences to contain the one-on-one ability of Qatar's trio. Qatar was able to rely on Daoud Musa (193-G-82), A.J. and Musa in the first half to stay in the game, but the team was unable to do much of anything in the 3rd quarter and dug themselves into a deep hole. Down by 17 to start the 4th, Maurice Hargrow (195-G-83, agency: Worldwide Hoops, college: Minnesota) was finally able to break free, which lead to a run that saw the deficit shrink to 4 points, And with Parmer in foul trouble after picking up his 4th, it looked like the game was turning in Qatar's favour. They couldn't however, bait him in to his 5th, and Parmer was able to stay in the game to give Rayyan the extra punch they needed in the closing minutes. They made a few key free throws down the stretch, and a dagger of a 3-pointer by Saleem Abdullah Mohammed (202-C-82) with under 3 minutes left saw the lead balloon back to 10 points and that was it. The nail was in the coffin.
Al Rayyan: Yaseen Ismail 20, Omar Abdgader Salem 20, Marlon Parmer 11
Qatar Sports: Daoud Musa 23, Maurice Hargrow 18, Musa 12
Al Rayyan and Al-Arabi will represent Qatar at the GCC Championships that will take place in Doha at Gharrafa Stadium starting on the 24th of April. Qatar Sports Club will be off to Jordan next week, representing Qatar at the Arab Club Championships. Best of luck to all 3 of them.
Game analysis courtesy of the Professor of Roundball, Luqman Williams
Dongbu Hosted Samsung in the Best of seven series in Wonju
Leading 2 games to Zip, after posting a 101-89 victory in game one
Dongbu retunred another home victory 100-96,
Kim Joo-Sung (205-C-79) the Korean Star netted 36 pts to lead all scores and
Pyo Myung-Il (182-G-75) had 9 assist as Dongbu Promy move on to Seoul for the next
2 games at Samsung.
Samsung Thunders won 5 straight play-Off Games
to reach the Finals but are in desperate need of a win to stay alive in the best
Of this 7 game series. No other scores at this time of addition.
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MTN D1 Standings|
Bourges and USVO will meet in the final of the Federation Cup.
Bourges had a comfortable victory against Villeneuve while USVO were pushed all the way by Montpellier.
Belinda Snell and Celine Dumerc were active behind the three-point line in their match against Villeneuve, but it was Francesca Zara (177-G-76) who made the headlines for USVO with a near perfect display beyond the 6.25m line.
Montpellier will meet Villeneuve in a repeat of last seasons third place match, while Bourges will take on USVO for the fourth season in a row