EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/26/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
|EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE|
|Name||07-08 Team||07-08 stats||College||Awards|
|Christopher Agnes (193-F-84)||D.O.T.S. (SEBL)||17ppg, 5rpg||Morehouse||SEBL Metro A-League South Player of the Year|
|Isaiah Allen (191-G-85)||UTSA||7.5ppg, 2.3rpg||UTSA||N/A|
|Zack Alvidrez (6'7''-F-83)||Cicero Cometas (ABA)||13ppg; 11rpg||Mayville State||2007 National Tourney Runner up|
|Amani Bin Oaanish (203-F-82)||Orange County (ABA)||N/A||Indiana St.|
|Lawrence Blackledge (203-F-86)||Marquette||1.6ppg, 1.5rpg||Marquette||All-NJCAA D1 Honorable Mention -06|
|Nikola Bodic (196-F-83)||W.Illinois||5.5ppg, 2.7rpg||W.Illinois||1B (Serbian Group) Champion -05|
|Rick Cardoso (6'7''-F-85)||Cal State - Stanislaus||15ppg; 8rpg||Cal State - Stanislaus||All Conference Defensive Team|
|Gordon Chase (188-F-86)||Georgetown, KY||18.4ppg, 7.2rpg||Georgetown, KY||All-NAIA D1 1st Team -08|
|Jamaal Conley (188-G-85)||DNP||8ppg; 3rpg||St.Paul's|
|Derrick Courtney (6'6''-G/F-84)||San Marcos (El Salvador)||18ppg; 14rpg||Cal State- LA||HAAL All-Star Team -02|
|Nick Covington (188-G-85)||St. Pauls (Ireland)||21.6ppg, 4.1apg||Oklahoma City||All-Irish Superleague Honorable Mention -08|
|Clay Cruse (6'11''-C-86)||Tarleton State (06-07)||N/A||Tarleton State|
|Amani Daanish (6'7''-F-83)||Pasadena Slam (WCBPL)||N/A||Indiana State|
|Mike Dale (197-G/F-84)||Furstenfeld (Austria)||7.5ppg, 2.8rpg||S.Illinois||2 yrs pro ball in Austria|
|Breean Daley (191-G-83)||DNP||N/A||Missouri|
|Shawn Daniels (200-C-79)||Oklahoma Cavalry (CBA)||8.7ppg, 6.2rpg||Utah St.||CBA Champion -08|
|Andrew David (196-G-84)||Fresno Pacific||13ppg, 5apg||Fresno Pacific|
|Kris Davis (178-G-70)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Ryan Davis (186-G-83)||Santa Barbara (IBL)||N/A||Weber State|
|Hasan Diabi (196-F-79)||District of Col.||N/A||District of Col.||N/A|
|Julien Franklin (191-G-81)||Colorado St.-Pueblo||N/A||Colorado St.-Pueblo||All-RMAC West Division Honorable Mention -07|
|Nic Fuller (5'10''-G-85)||CU - Colorado Springs||16ppg; 4apg||CU - Colorado Spring||ALL RMAC Team -07-08|
|Chris Gaines (193-F-85)||Avila (Spain)||4.3ppg, 1.6rpg||Prairie View A&M|
|Kareem Grant (6'6''-F/G-82)||Al Ahi (KSA)||29ppg; 8rpg||Tennesse State||WBA All League, Tennesse State MVP|
|Nathan Green (203-F-75)||Oklahoma Cavalry (CBA)||9.3ppg, 4.1rpg||Idaho State||Played pro basketball in 9 countries|
|Troy Gwynn (196-G/F-80)||Snohomish Explosion (IBL)||9.7ppg, 3.9rpg||Evergreen|
|Maurice Hampton (6'6''-F-84)||Reno Sharpshooters (ABA)||N/A||Quinsigamond CC||Juco All American|
|Phillippe Harris (180-G-85)||Fayetteville St.||18ppg, 4apg||Fayetteville St.||All-CIAA Team -08|
|Marcus Heard (201-F-84)||E.Kentucky Miners (CBA)||6.8ppg, 4.1rpg||De Paul||CBA All-Rookie Team -08|
|Quincy Hodges (196-G-81)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hasan Houston (6'4''-G-84)||Cal State- Monterey Bay '07||N/A||Cal State- Monterey Bay|
|Chris Hunt (198-F-85)||Occidental||10ppg, 6rpg||Occidental|
|Joe Jackson (6'4''-G-86)||University of Denver||9ppg; 4rpg||University of Denver|
|Melvin Jones (6'9''-F-84)||Felix Perez (Paraquay)||23ppg; 15rpg||Weber State|
|Chris Keller (196-F-85)||Snohomish Co. Explosion (IBL)||12.1ppg, 1.3apg||Northwest||NAIA Final Four -07|
|Trez Kilpatrick (6'6''-F-76)||Ferrocarril Oeste (Argentina)||5ppg, 3rpg||Georgetown||pro ball in Argentina|
|Marcus King-Stockton (6'9''-F-85)||University of Colorado||3ppg; 3rpg||Univ. of Colorado||6th All Time Block leader in Colorado history|
|Travis Knight (6'11''-F/C-74)||N/A - NBA Vet, 7 yrs.||N/A||Conneticut||7 year NBA Veteran, NBA Championship '99-'00|
|Brian Latham (184-G-83)||DNP||N/A||Houston||C-USA Tournament Semifinals -06|
|Emmanuel Little (6'5''-F-85)||University of North Dakota||17ppg; 9rpg||Univ. of North Dakota||All NCC 1st Team; NCC Player of the Week|
|Adrian McCullough (178-G-78)||And1 Mix Tape Tour||N/A||Nevada|
|Jeff McMillan (203-F-80)||Novy Jicin (Czech Rep.)||9ppg, 7rpg||Fordham||pro ball in Turkey, Slovenia and Czech Rep.|
|Guy Meyer (6'6''-F-85)||Fort Lewis (06-07)||11ppg; 5rpg||Fort Lewis||All Academic RMAC Team|
|Kevin Mitchell (188-G-80)||DNP||N/A||UTPA||played pro ball in Mexico|
|Tim Morris (193-G-84)||Washington Univ.||7.2ppg, 3.6rpg||Washington Univ.||NCAA Sweet 16 -08|
|Ryan Mueller (201-F-86)||Carroll||15ppg, 6rpg||Carroll||N/A|
|Ousmane NDiaye (206-F-85)||Red Chimps (Japan)||12ppg; 8rpg||Senegal Passport||Senagal National Team|
|Todd Okeson (183-G-82)||ToPo Helsinki (Finland)||11.5ppg, 4.5rpg||Nevada-Reno||ABA All-Star Game -06|
|McCade Olsen (202-F-84)||Alaska-Anchorage||15ppg, 4rpg||Alaska-Anchorage||All-GNAC 2nd Team -08|
|Kenny Pascley (183-G-85)||Tiffin||5ppg, 2rpg||Tiffin|
|Michael Reddick (6'4''-G-85)||CSM Oradea (Romania)||14ppg; 4rpg||Upper Iowa University|
|Kurtis Rice (200-F-82)||MZT Skopje (Macedonia)||N/A||Charleston So.||pro ball in Argentina, Turkey and Macedonia|
|Joshua Richardson (195-F-78)||Goes (Uruguay)||N/A||N.Dakota State||pro ball in Switzerland and Uruguay|
|Michael Riggins (196-G-84)||DNP||N/A||Cal.St.-Stanislaus|
|Monty Rogers (196-F-82)||BC Jyvaskyla (Finland)||21.6ppg, 10.1rpg||Mayville St.||NAIA D2 All-America 1st Team -07|
|Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84)||TS Goppingen (Germany)||20ppg; 7rpg||Texas- Permian Basin||NAIA All-America Honorable Mention|
|Marcus Saunders (6'8''-F/C-84)||Consmetal BNC (Spain)||N/A||Texas- Permian Basin|
|Quincy Saxton (183-G-81)||DNP||N/A||Wayland Baptist|
|Ron Senior (196-F-79)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Brian Sewald (196-F-86)||Colorado St.-Pueblo||5ppg, 5rpg||Colorado St.-Pueblo|
|Jon Sheets (185-G-85)||Maine '07||10.8ppg, 3.1apg||Maine|
|Tanoris Shepard (5'11''-G-83)||Geneva Devils (Switzerland)||15ppg; 4apg||University of Idaho||pro ball in Denmark and Switzerland|
|Micah Smith (6'9''-F-85)||N/A||N/A||BYU - Hawaii|
|Isaac Spencer (198-F-78)||CPN Pueblo (Dom.R.) '04||N/A||Murray St.||pro ball in Spain , Holland , Philippines , |
France , Korea and Dominican Rep.
|Maurice Spillers (199-F-74)||Universo/BRB (Brazil)||12.9ppg, 6.1rpg||Utah St.||11 yrs pro ball in Iceland, Austria, Korea, Luxemb., |
Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile and Brazil
|Shanmugam Sridhar (192-F-78)||KPS Stars (India)||17ppg; 7rpg; 5ast||None||Indian National Team -01-06|
|Brad Stricker (6'11''-C/F-77)||Denver Nuggets (Preseason)||N/A||Georgia State||Mexican LNBP All-Imports Team -02|
|Justin Taylor (191-G-85)||Georgetown, KY||10ppg, 5rpg||Georgetown, KY||NAIA D1 Final Four -08|
|Mensah Taylor (198-F-80)||Treis-Karden (Germany)||29.4ppg||Gardner-Webb||played 3 years in Germany|
|Emmett Thomas (193-F-82)||N.Regensburg (Germany)||27.5ppg, 8rpg||Alabama||NCAA Elite Eight -04|
|Joseph Thomas (178-G-70)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Matt Thomas (185-G-83)||NW Oklahoma St.||6ppg, 2apg||NW Oklahoma St.||pro ball in Denmark and Germany|
|Andre Thompson (6'4''-G-85)||William Penn University||15ppg; 3apg||William Penn University||1st Team All MCC- 2007-08|
|Darren Travis (6'3''-G-84)||Westchester Monarchs (NPBL)||19ppg; 4apg||Columbia Union||NCAA II All American, 1st Team All ICAA|
|Jeremy Walker (191-G-81)||Pasadena Slam (WCBPL)||8ppg, 3rpg||N/A|
|Kenny Walker (206-F/C-80)||Novy Jicin (Czech Rep.)||9.9ppg, 6.9rpg||Alabama||pro ball in New Zealand, Sweden, Turkey, Kosovo, |
Dominican Rep., Poland, Sweden and Czech Rep.
|Marcus Watts (201-F)||Chattanooga||9.8ppg, 5.4rpg,||Chattanooga||Southern North D.Regular Season Runner-Up -08|
|Matt Wheaton (196-G-85)||Tulane||5.3ppg, 2.8rpg||Tulane||C-USA Tournament Semifinals -07|
|Maurice Whitehurst||N/A||N/A||LIU - C.W.Post||JUCO All-Conference 2nd Team -05|
|Jasmin Williams (178-G-80)||Expo 2007||N/A||Lincoln CC|
|Ryan Williams (196-F-83)||Ball4Real Tour||N/A||St.John's||NJCAA All-Tournament Team -03|
|Clive Williamson (182-G-81)||Otago Nuggets (NZL) '06||N/A||St.Rose||pro ball in Portugal , Germany , |
Austria and New Zealand
|Dexter Louis Young (180-G-76)||Svit (Slovakia)||19.0ppg, 7.5apg||Point Park||pro ball in Germany and Slovakia|
|Kevin Young (6'5''-F-83)||Big Valley Shockwave (ABA)||26ppg; 5apg||CSU - Stanislaus||All Delta Confernce|
The talent level of the top players at the ESL in New York was outstanding.
Our staff, coaches and international scouts selected the top twenty players to play in the ESL New York All Star team.
All of those players made our all tournament team and we added a couple of players who were overlooked.
The ESL New York City MVP: Dwayne Shackleford (178-G-81, college: USC)
Dwayne was outstanding in the three games as he controlled the tempo of his team and score very well using his quickness and nice jump shot.
The Budapest team was loaded with talent but Dwayne was the man that controlled the team and step up big when Budapest was challenge.
The Rest of the ESL New York City All Tournament Team:
Calvin Brown (206-C-83, agency: Court Side, college: Norfolk St.) A big man who knows how to use his body extremely well can score in bunches in the low post and draws a lot of fouls.
Fred Harrison (196-G-86, college: Wilmington) - A big surprise in the ESL with his prolific shooting touch and crazy athleticism; he could be a steal for a team in Europe.
Tyler Relph (183-G-84, college: St.Bonaventure) -Tyler is a crafty talented point guard who makes great decisions and can score and shoot the ball. He will be a good pro in Europe.
Andrew Washington (191-G-84, college: Delaware)- Andrew may have been the most talented player in New York and was totally unstoppable with his athleticism, scoring and creativity. He is a big time talent who should go a long way. He killed guys all three games and scored 26 points in the All Star game and dunk and the big guys.
Shagari Alleyne (221-C-84, college: Manhattan) - He was the biggest guy at the ESL and had some bright moments and ran the floor well. He has made some major improvements to his game but still has a way to go for the big time.
Felipe Barrios (193-G/F-82, college: Barry) - Felipe is naturally stronger than most guards or swing players. He did everything all weekend from scoring, rebounding, playing defense, hitting 3pt shots and driving to the basket. He has a latin passport and could be interesting to teams in Spain.
Justin Marshall (203-F-85, college: Iona) - Justin is long, athletic and very talented. He played well in New York and showed why he will keep a job in Europe.
Mike St. John - He dominated the boards in New York and showed some nice offensive moves by taking the ball strong to the basket and shooting jump shots as well. I loved his desire and athleticism.
Eric Vierneisel (201-F-85, college: California) - Eric has great size and can really shoot the ball extremely well and will surprise people with his ability to drive to the basket. He will make a great professional in Europe.
Bambale Osby (203-F-86, college: Maryland) He looked like Baby Ben Wallace all weekend and was like a man among boys with his rebounding and tenacity.
Antjuan Koger (196-F-84, college: Tennessee Tech)- He played well all weekend and displayed his all around talent.
Nate Connolly (196-G/F-77, college: St.Rose (NY)) (196-G/F-77, college: St.Rose (NY)) (196-G/F-77, college: St.Rose (NY)) (196-G/F-77, college: St.Rose (NY)) (196-G/F-77, college: St.Rose (NY)) (196-G/F-77, college: St.Rose (NY)) (196-G/F-77, college: St.Rose (NY)) - Nate can really shoot the basketball and has a great understanding of how to play the game. He showed why he has quality European experience and should land in Europe again this year.
Dwayne Birden (196-F/G-84, college: N.Colorado) -A silky smooth left hand shooter with great athleticism. I love his jump shot and his mid-range game.
Tony Murphy (193-G-86, college: Norfolk St.) -Tony played the point guard position at the ESL but is more of a scoring two guard. He is a great scorer and big time talent for Europe. He showed why he averaged 19ppg at Norfolk State in 2007-08.
James St. Roberts He was a beast at the ESL and maybe was the best big man in the camp. He is athletic, very strong and has a great body. He is a monster on the boards and if any team is looking for a power forward please contact us for more scouting information on him. I was very impressed with him and expect to see him in Europe soon.
Mark MacDonald (206-F-85, agency: 22ft, college: Brown) - Mark has great size and is a very skilled big man with a great shooting touch.
Drew Gibson (188-G-85, college: Wofford) I loved the way Drew ran the team and made great decisions under control. He is very quick and crafty and can score. He looks like a pro already and will be a nice point guard in Europe. He does not make many turnovers compared to the rest of the guards in the ESL.
David Ruffin A great shooter with incredible range. He can also take the ball to the bucket as well. He suffered a minor ankle injury during the ESL which hampered his performance.
Cedrick Hensley (196-F/G-83, college: Minnesota St. Univ.) The most athletic player in the ESL with a great body. Cedric has NBA athleticism, size and speed. If he continues to improve his pull up game and ball handling then he is a NBA player.
Ibrahima Thioune (206-C-75) He was unstoppable when shooting his 12 foot jump shot and face up game. A big body player with a great jump shot which he makes consistently.
Kenya Carruthers (201-F-79, college: Ks Wesleyan) He is a nice forward who can really score in a variety of ways. He can post up, drive and shoot the jump shot. He has great ball handling ability and ha s a strong body. He showed why he has played in Argentina and other South American countries. He should be in Europe playing in countries like Belgium or Germany easily.
Derick Payne (198-F-83, college: Bowie St.) A nice athletic body with lots of skills and can create off of the dribble extremely well. He can score, drive and shoot and was a nice surprise in the ESL in New York City. He is a big time talent.
Trayvon Lathan (201-G-84, agency: AI Sports MM, college: Chowan Univ.): All weekend I was amazed about his game; he relentless attacks on the basket and his offensive rebounding. He is long and athletic and did everything and was a major reason why Budapest was undefeated at the ESL.
Rob Igbawua (198-F-86, college: Ft.Hays State) A big time athlete that played above the rim and finished well. He was always around the ball rebounding and scoring and had a great tournament. Did not have great numbers in college but will be perfect in Europe. He was a major surprise at the ESL.
Dayshawn Wright (198-F-85, college: Mountain St.): He was the biggest sleeper in the ESL due to the fact that there was two games at once hurt his visibility. He averaged 18ppg and 10rpg at the ESL but played on the alternate court and the scouts stayed at the main court. He scored extremely well and had some grea rebounding games. He has nice size, skills and an interesting package.
Marlon Smith (183-G-85, college: Penn St.) Only played two games at the ESL in New York but was outstanding with his quickness, scoring and athleticism. A really nice point guard with a lot of talent.
MVP of the ESL All Star Game: Kenya Carruthers (28pts)
|EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18|
EAST BANK U-23 MALES BEAT NEW AMSTERDAM SCORE TWO POINT WINS OVER NA COUNTERPARTS
The East Bank Under-23 males scored A 67-65 win when they journeyed to the Vrymans Erving court last Saturday to play against New Amsterdam sides as the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation Inter-Association basketball championships resumed.
The East Bank Under 23s were able to come away with a two point win behind top scorers Tariq Cave with 19 points, Michael Richards with 14 and Rexell Aaron adding 10.
For the New Amsterdam team Randy Richardson finished with 12 points while teammates Joseph Robinson and Jevon Van-der-Stoop each netted 11 points.
The competition wil continue next Saturday in Linden when the New Amsterdam Under 23 male team clahes with the host team at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court in the mining town.
The 7th edition of the King Abdullah II Cup will begin today under the participation of 8 teams and will resume until the 31st of July....
Lebanon decided to withdraw from the tournament so the schedule had some small changes......
# Groups Draw:
- Group A:
Jordan - Hosts & Titleholders
- Group B:
# The Cup's system:
It will be based playing a round robin in the 1st round then the 1st & 2nd of each group to meet in the semi-finals then the final.
# The court:
The games will be played in Prince Hamza Hall in Amman, The court is ready to welcome the teams...
# TV Chennels:
The lebanese tv network Future will broadcast the tournament (Some games are live and others will be recoded and will be viewed on the same day).
# 1st round schedule (Jordan Time +3 GMT):
* Friday 25/7:
1530 Egypt - Syia
1800 Jordan - Morocco
2000 Kuwait - Tunisia
* Saturday 26/7:
1600 Qatar - Tunisia
1800 Morocco - Egypt
2000 Tunisia - Cyprus
* Sunday 27/7:
1600 Qatar - Kuwait
1800 Syria - Jordan
2000 Cyprus - Tunisia
* Monday 28/7:
1600 Morocco - Syria
1800 Jordan - Syria
2000 Qatar - Cyprus
Jordan National team will enter this cup without their key players 'They will have some rest' after the decision of the Portuguese head coach Mario Leonel Palma to depend on youngesters and give them the chance to gain some experience, The team will be leaded by coach Muntaser Abu Al-Tayyeb and 3 stars from the team 'A' and they are: Zeid Abbas (203-C-83), Mahmoud Abdeen (186-G-87) and Mohammad Hamdan (201-F-84).
University of Illinois at Chicago Head Coach Jimmy Collins will continue to lead the Flames beyond the 2008-09 season as athletic director Jim Schmidt announced on Tuesday a three-year contract extension for the winningest basketball coach in school history pending Board of Trustees approval.
'I have been truly blessed to spend the last 12 years doing what I love here at UIC,' Collins said. 'It is a great university with great administrators, faculty and students, who have all helped me, and this basketball program, become successful.
'I am as excited as I have ever been about our upcoming season and the young men we have returning, as well as the new recruits we have coming in,' Collins continued. 'I am as eager to get on the court and continue to build this program as I was the day I got the job.'
Collins, who is the longest tenured NCAA Division I men's basketball coach in the state, was introduced as head coach on March 27, 1996. He has guided UIC to three NCAA Tournament appearances (1998, 2002, 2004) and one NIT bid (2003) while topping the 20-win plateau on four occasions, including a school record 24 victories in 2003-04. Collins owns a career record of 194-171.
'Coach Collins has become synonymous with UIC basketball and has become an institution on this campus,' Schmidt said. 'His success speaks for itself.
'He is an excellent ambassador for UIC, understands our mission and will retire as a Flame.'
Collins, the 1996-97 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Co-Coach of the Year, has guided 11 student-athletes to All-League honors during his tenure, including four-time All-Horizon League recipient, and UIC's all-time leading scorer, Cedrick Banks and 1998 MCC Player of the Year Mark Miller.
Last year, Collins took a team pegged for eighth in the preseason Horizon League poll and guided them to an 18-win season and a fourth place finish in the final league standings.
Courtesy of www.uicflames.com
Krka signed their former member Simon Petrov (191-G-76) ex Geoplin Slovan and Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80, agency: VTBM/SRBM) ex Zadar for the upcoming season.
Zlatorog inked Serbian Milos Miljkovic (205-C-84) ex Zdravlje for one season. He has Slovenian citizenship, too.
The Spanish national team continue to impress during their Olympic warm-up after collecting a clutch of friendly victories on home soil against Russia, Lithuania, Argentina and Portugal (so far).
The latest victory, their fourth in succession coming in Ourense as they caned Lithuania by 25 points picking up a 91-66 success. A solid defensive performance and the usual flair in attack summarised another good display with the final quarter showing why the World champion and European runners up want to add a gold Olympic medal to their trophy cabinet. Felipe Reyes and Rudy Fernandez both ended the game with 16 points.
While still in the middle of a fortnight or so of intense fixtures against some of their likely medal rival in Beijing, it was hard not to be particularly impressed at the way that Aito and his players dismantled their Eurobasket conquerors Russia earlier this week writes www.acb-basket.com
While we are not quite singing A Por Ellos just yet during games from the sofa in front of the television, it is hard not to get excited at the way that Spain are looking ahead of the Olympics and Beijing. We know they are FIBA World Champions and we know that they should really be Eurobasket champions too but for one under-par performance and JR Holden.
The way that they completely dismantled and crushed Russia looks to me to be very important. Friendlies in any sport are normally exactly that. In the other games Spain have cruised with the exception of Argentina, but they still won and kept their record in tact.
The key to that Russia game is that Spain owed Russia from last year and they put that anger or perhaps loss of pride at stake - even though it was only a warm-up game. It meant something to the Spanish, just as it will in Beijing obviously.
The results are looking breathtaking, as is the roster. New boy Ricard Rubio (192-G-90) comes on board and impresses, now looking less like the boy and more like a man ready for the International stage.
By the end of that Russia game, Coach Blatt, Holden and Kirilenko looked particularly dismayed. Perhaps it was only right. I mean forget the performance and the result their real horror came from wearing a truly awful kit. Horrible. Horrible. Horrible
Who can believe that the person with absolutely no fashion sense who used to choose the tracksuits of Boris Yeltsin was allowed to design the new Russia uniform?
It was certainly more frightening that anything Russia had to offer from a playing perspective.
As Spanish hopes continue to rise, their strength in depth is phenomenal and arguably on a par with anybody else in the competition. Crucially they have the man at the helm who seems to be able to handle and rotate a deep squad effectively in Aito. We continue to watch with interest and with excited anticipation.
Not just for the forthcoming displays of the Spanish team in the Olympics, but also to see if someone can do us all a favour and hide that Russia uniform.
Preferably where it will never be found ever again.
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS|
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Gaiteros del Zulia and Marinos de Anzoategui celebrated their return to home land with victories against Trotamundos de Carabobo and Marinos de Anzoategui in Game 3 of the LPB 2008 Semifinals, as they took the lead in their respective series, 2-1.
MARINOS DE ANZOATEGUI 95 - COCODRILOS DE CARACAS 80
Luis Ramos Gymnasium - Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui
(Marinos leads series 2-1)
Quarter by quarter
MAR: 22-24-29-20= 95
COC: 20-20-27-13= 80
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Marinos de Anzoategui got one step shy of the LPB 2008 Finals, after earning a victory at home over Cocodrilos de Caracas that placed them 3-1 ahead in Semifinal series A, while Trotamundos de Carabobo tied things up against Gaiteros del Zulia (2-2).
MARINOS DE ANZOATEGUI 82 - COCODRILOS DE CARACAS 76
Luis Ramos Gymnasium - Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui
(Marinos leads series 3-1)
Quarter by quarter
MAR: 15-22-21-24= 82
COC: 17-14-20-25= 76
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Cocodrilos de Caracas maintained themselves in the run for the LPB 2008 Finals by earning a tough victory against Marinos de Anzoategui as visitors in Puerto La Cruz, while Gaiteros del Zulia won against Trotamundos de Carabobo at home and forced to win two in a row at home if they want to continue alive in the tournament.
COCODRILOS DE CARACAS 116 - MARINOS DE ANZOATEGUI 112
Luis Ramos Gymnasium - Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui
(Marinos leads series 3-2)
Quarter by quarter
MAR: 26-20-28-38= 112
COC: 29-31-28-28= 116
|AUSTRALIA - Women|
|BRAZIL - Women|
|CANADA - Women|
|CZECH REPUBLIC - Women|
|EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18 - Women|
|Div. A Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Maznichenko UKR 21.0|
2 Tomialowicz POL 19.2
3 Cernakova SVK 18.8
4 Rinkeviciute LTU 18.7
5 Forsman, SWE 18.5
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Paugaite, LTU 13.8|
2 Krnjic SRB 11.2
3 Canitez TUR 10.3
4 Lukacovicova SVK 10.3
5 Vernerey FRA 9.7
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Antczak POL 5.0|
2 Barbu ROM 4.4
3 Kaczamrska POL 4.2
4 Rinkeviciute, LTU 4.0
5 Yavas TUR 3.7
|NCAA1 - Women|
|PUERTO RICO - Women|
|RUSSIA - Women|
|SPAIN - Women|
|TOURNAMENT OF THE AMERICAS U18 - Women|
|VENEZUELA - Women|
|WNBA - Women|
Sophia Young (6'1''-F-83, college: Baylor) scored 20 points, including seven during a decisive third-quarter run, and the San Antonio Silver Stars defeated the Chicago Sky 78-67 Thursday.
Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Sacramento Monarchs beat the Phoenix Mercury 83-74 Thursday for their sixth straight victory.
Kara Lawson (5'8''-G-81, college: Tennessee) had 15 points and seven assists, and Nicole Powell (6'2''-G/F-82, college: Stanford) added 13 points for the Monarchs.
Lindsay Whalen (5'8''-G-82, college: Minnesota) (5'8''-G-82, college: Minnesota) scored 13 of her 22 points in the third quarter and the Sun beat the Sparks 87-61 on Thursday night.
The Sparks were without Lisa Leslie (6'5''-C-72, college: USC), Candace Parker (6'4''-F/C-86, college: Tennessee), and Delisha Milton-Jones (6'1''-F-74, college: Florida), who were all suspended for one game by the WNBA for their involvement in Tuesday's altercation with the Detroit Shock. The three Olympians combined to average 48 points and 24 rebounds.
Seimone Augustus (6'1''-G-84, college: LSU) scored 25 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 84-80 overtime victory over the Indiana Fever .
Minnesota forward Charde Houston (6'1''-F-86, college: Connecticut) injured her left knee with 51 seconds left in overtime and did not return. She also was taken off the court in a wheelchair.
In the overtime, the Lynx took an 81-80 lead on Augustus' jumper with 37 seconds left, and she extended the advantage to three with two free throws. Hoffman's game-tying 3-point attempt with 10 seconds remaining came up short.
Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman showed she still had one nifty pass left in her.
The 50-year-old Lieberman had two assists, including a no-look pass in the closing minutes of the Detroit Shock's 79-61 loss to the Houston Comets on Thursday night.
Five Shock players were suspended and Cheryl Ford sustained a season-ending injury, prompting coach Bill Laimbeer to offer Lieberman a seven-day contract.
'I had a great time,'' said Lieberman, who missed her only shot, a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. 'It was very historic to be able to do that.''
Lieberman played nine minutes, seven in the fourth quarter, when the game's outcome was decided. The Shock players tried to get her in a position to score every time down the floor at the end, but Lieberman could only get off one shot.