EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 9/29/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
Much harder then expected, Bosna managed to get through to the finals of 'Mirza Delibasic' tournament in Sarajevo. Hosts had a tough job, beating just only the guest from Hungary 82:81.
In the other game, Split and FMP played an equal game, but Belgrade team prevailed at the end, mostly due to a strong performance of their inside duo Miroslav Raduljica (212-C-88, agency: CAA Sports) - Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87). Split had the lead at HT, but FMP managed to turn it over in the 2nd - 81:77.
The final game is scheduled for this evening, 20:00 CET. Before that, defeated teams play for the 3rd place (18:00).
Lietuvos Rytas- Barons 80:78
Lietuvos Rytas lifts the President Cup as in the Final game the team overcame Barons 80:78. Thanks to the latter that gave such a battle to the titan of the Baltic basketball. Steponas Babrauskas (196-G/F-84) made a lay-up in the last minute to bring the victory for the Lithuanian team. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) led the winners with 19 points. Michailas Anisimovas (214-C-84) posted 18, while Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 15. Bright finished the night with 17 points in the losing effort.
Lietuvos Rytas easily opened the game and won the opening tip with 13-3. Barons had seven team fouls when four minutes left to play in the first quarter. Hennings lay-up made the result 21:11, while Rytas won the opening quarter 28:20. In the second period Cukinas made a jump-shot for Barons, Rytas missed their shot and Berzins added one more three-pointer for Barons. Then Bright continued Barons offence from the three-point line and the score is already 35:37 for the Latvian side. The teams went to the lockers with 50:45 for Rytas.
In the third period Barons spurted again to catch up with the opponents. Martins Kravcenko (192-G-85, agency: Interperformances) nailed two in the end of the period for 64:61. Effective slam dunk by Henning in the last second of the quarter received tremendous applause by spectators, 64:63. Both teams went back-to-back in the last frame and only in the last seconds the Lithuanian team grabbed the win. Steponas Babrauskas made a lay-up for 80:78 to close the game.
Barons: Bright 17, Giedrius Gustas (190-G-80, agency: Interperformances) 9, Martins Kravcenko 5
Lietuvos Rytas: Martynas Gecevicius 19, Michailas Anisimovas 18, Branko Milisavljevic 15, Sinica 9, Steponas Babrauskas 8
Tuzla is the home of great names of the bosnian basketball. It is little known that Mirza Delibasic is born in Tuzla where he had first contacts with the queen of sports.
Later he went to Sarajevo where he became a legend of european basketball.
In honour of these names Sloboda Dita organised a Memorial tournament hosting Mega Hypo Leasing (private team of Beobasket basketball agency), Zlatorog (with 'Slovenian' Edin Alispahic and NT player Ante Masic) and Sibenik.
Sloboda Dita - Sibenik 96 - 93
Mega Hypo Leasing - Zlatorog 68 -74
Sloboda Dita - Zlatorog 78 - 77
Mega Hypo Leasing - Sibenik 96 - 78
All Star - team of the tournament :
Zlatko Jovanovic (181-G-84) (Sloboda Dita)
Ivan Mimica (Sibenik)
Dejan Jeftic (200-F-89) (Sloboda Dita)
Petar Males (Sibenik)
Uros Lucic (Zlatorog)
Cibona Zagreb suffered defeat against powerful Khimky in the first game of tournament in St. Petersburg 60-76. Russian team played this game without injured Carlos Delfino but anyway it demonstrated much better performance. After opening ten minutes Khimky already made 14-24. It was the crucial period of the game as that advantage was unreachable for Cibona until the end. Actually, Croatians managed to come just a little bit closer but very quick Russian responded taking it back. Last quarter ended 19-12 for Khimky, which celebrated totally deserved victory. Center Nikola Prkacin (208-C-75) scored 12 points for Croatian Euroleague team. Vedran Princ (192-G-82) and Marin Rozic (201-F-83) were behind him adding 8 points apiece.
Cibona Zagreb will meet the host team Spartak St. Petersburg in the game for third place. Khimky will take on Euroleague and Russian champion CSKA Moscow.
In the opening day of memorial tournament 'Mirza Delibasic' in Sarajevo, FMP celebrated against Split 81-77. It was exciting game with few turns. Split was better in the first 30-34 while Panthers shined in the second half 51-43. Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) led FMP to win scoring 17 points. Other big guy Miroslav Raduljica (212-C-88, agency: CAA Sports) also was good adding 12 points. Nemanja Protic (182-G-86) and and Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: CAA Sports) scored 10 points each. Split got the most from Antonio Grant (196-F-77, college: S.Carolina), who posted 17 points. Sinisa Stemberger (195-G-79) had 14 while Eddie Shannon (180-G-76, college: Florida) scored on point less.
In the final FMP will take on the host team Bosna ASA BHT. Split will meet Hungarian Pecs in the battle for third place.
In the first day of tournament in Vrsac, the host Hemofarm suffered defeat against Cedevita Zagreb 97-103. Despite Hemofarm had 29-18 in the first frame, Croatians recovered from that shock very soon. They had nice second and especially last quarter. At the middle of third frame Hemofarm had 59-48 but it was not enough for the win. American Ramel Bradley (188-G-85) shined in Cedevita leading his team to big turn 86-96 with three minutes remaining. Ramel Bradley and Hrvoje Kovacevic (191-G-86) netted 19 points each for the winners. Big guy Frano Colak (205-C-77, agency: Court Side) had two points less.
Other players in Cedevita: Basic, Primorac, Tomeljak 11, Samadan 9, Parezanovic 14, Petrovic 2, Filipovic, Novacic 12.
Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) had 21 points for the orange team. Slovenian guard Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) scored 20 points while center Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 18.
Other players in Hemofarm: Savovic 7, Igrutinovic, Bozovic 5, Pavkovic 7, Macvan 9, Petrovic, Borisov 6, Mrajanovic 4.
In a pre-season game Keravnos and Enad tested their power with Enad stealing the game by 6 (half time 36-45). It was definitely not a game to pass judgment on as both teams have used it more for running their drills and run over.
It is nice to see Cypriot players on the court and Tolis Kaskiris was one of them. Not only he was in Enad's starting lineup, but he was also determined and fought well under the basket. Enad's coach, Marios Argyrou tries to bring toughness and quickness to his team. His team played well under the basket as well as from the outside. It had more passion and landed quite a few fast breaks. In addition, it played tough defense not giving the easy shot. Marios Argyrou used to be a player in Enad for many years and now seems to be making the extra move. One thing is for sure, he knows what he is doing. We wish him good luck!!
Keravnos is a completely new team compared to last year and needs to find the right chemistry. It has a good depth in its roster with 2 players in each position. It is quite strong under the basket having 4 players who can play mostly the 4 position and 1 player who can well play the 5 positiion. He has good moves under the basket but not enough height, leaving the team vulnerable against teams with tall-impact players under the basket. A great statistic for Strovolians, worth mentioning, is that since 1989 with the landing of foreign players on the island, they have only won championships when they had a tall center player on their roster.
In addition, Keravnos seems to be having 3-4 players who can play both the 1 and 2 positions and 3-4 players who can play the 3 position. This gives the team the ability to be flexible and play tough defense, but most importantly it gives it certainty and confidence since it has many players who can set up the team and run the drills. On the other hand, the vibes we got is that it seems to be missing the impact 3-point shooter and this is a problem since its game will be predictable.
In the game against Enad, Keravnos scored most of its points under the basket than from the outside and was not very good on defense, giving easy shots to its opponent. As we already stated, it is quite obvious that the team misses the right chemistry since the players have not been together long, 'the team has had a full roster only in the last 5 days', teams assistant coach, Panayiotis Yiannaras, stated to Eurobasket.com.
Keravnos has a scheduled preseason game on Tuesday night at Strovolos against Achilleas and will host its tournament on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October.
Achilleas Kaimakliou agreed financial terms with the Egyptian cetner Samir Gouda (217-C-72). The Egiptian seven footer in his 37th year of age is returning back to the Cyprus legue for a third time. The first tiem came on behalf of Apollon Limassol five years ago while in his second visit in the island joined forces again with Achilleas Kamakli upon the coaching of Takis Mirallais and Konstantinos Filippopoulos in the best seazon of Achilleas Kaimakli the last decade.
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Sunday Bundesliga action saw Deutsche Bank Skyliners earn their first win of the season, Dusseldorf earn a tough road victory and Gottingen surprise Bamberg in Lokhalle.
Deutsche Bank Skyliners 83 Koln 99ers 75
Lorenzo Gordon went for a strong 23pt 11reb effort and Derrick Allen added 19pt as the inside game of Deutsche Bank Skyliners powered the team to an 83-75 road win over Koln. Leading 39-38 at half, Frankfurt broke open a tight game with a 27-20 3Q and maintained the remainder of the way. Both teams shot 50% from the floor and Skyliners were better from the foul line and on the boards. Pascal Roller chipped in 16pt 4reb 5ast and Keith Simmons enjoyed an excellent game scoring 14pt with 8reb 4ast. Robert Turner led all scorers with 24pt 6reb and Jeremy Hunt added 14pt for the 99ers. Skyliners evened at 1-1 while Koln slipped to 0-2. For more details please read Miles Scheuber's Game Report on Eurobasket.com.
Giants Dusseldorf 64 Eisbaren Bremerhaven 59
Dusseldorf used a strong 18-8 4Q to earn a tough come from behind 64-59 road win over Eisbaren Bremerhaven Sunday night at Stadthalle in Bremerhaven. A strong home court team, Bremerhaven raced to a 19-15 1Q lead and held a 34-32 advantage at half. Eisbaren pushed their advantage to 51-46 before Dusseldorf's intense 4Q. Pete Campbell was the lone Giant in double figures with his 17pt 6reb effort. Head Coach Achim Kuczmann and his men picked up their second comeback win of the year. Dusseldorf shot 40% from the floor and made 11 of 29 threes (37%) and 7 of 11 (63%) from the line. Bremerhaven was led by Marcus Slaughter's 17pt 9reb 5ast night and Giordan Watson's 11pt 8reb 5ast. Mike Gansey chipped in 11pt 5reb and Frank Elegar 10pt 6boards. Eisbaren shot 35% making 5 of 29 threes (17%). Bremerhaven shot only 4 of 6 FT and outrebounded Dusseldorf 40-37. Dusseldorf improved to 2-0 while Bremerhaven evened at 1-1.
BG74 Gottingen 71 brose Baskets Bamberg 69
The Violets picked up their first win of the 2008-2009 Bundesliga season surprising brose Baskets Bamberg 71-69 Sunday night at Lokhalle on BBL.TV. Bamberg's second consecutive tight two point loss, Jared Newson's last second attempt was waived off because it was released split seconds after the final buzzer. Gottingen started fast with a strong 1Q and moved to a 21-15 lead which they maintained through an even 2Q. Holding a 45-39 lead at half, Gottingen extended their advantage to 8 heading into the 4th 60-52. 3pt shooting from Demond Greene and Robert Garrett cut a 12 point deficit in half and Filberto Rivera's play down the stretch gave Bamberg a chance. F Clif Brown topscored for Gottingen with a solid 23pt 7reb night. Ben Jacobsen added 11pt 4ast 3reb and Jason Miller chipped in 10pt 5boards for the winners. PG Filberto Rivera paced Bamberg with 21pt while Robert Garrett scored 17pt 4reb and Demond Greene 13pt 3reb. Both teams shot 44% from the floor and 61% from the foul line. Gottingen outrebounded Bamberg 33-28. Gottingen evened their record at 1-1 while Bamberg, playing without John Goldsberry, Eric Taylor and Alexander Johnson, slipped to 0-2.
|BLNO Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 N.Skouen, Gimle 40.0|
2 W.Sharma, Fjellh. 26.0
3 R.Timus, Tr. 23.5
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 T.Finger, Tr. 17.5|
2 D.Christensen, Tr. 16
3 P.Bullock, Ulriken 8.7
|Assists Per Game|
|1 H.Issalhi, Tr. 7.0|
2 W.Dunn, Gimle 7.0
3 J.Rogers, Harstad 5.3
|1Div Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 M.Pedersen,ntnui 34.0|
3 J.Aukland,Sandv. 29.0
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 J.Aukland, Sandv. 14.0|
2 P.Sivertsen, Stav. 13.0
3 H.Mostafa, Stav. 12.0
|Assists Per Game|
|1 E.Hannisdal,ntnui 10.0|
2 T.Tomic,Kr.sand 9.0
3 T.Randolph,Langh. 8.0
|LUB Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|L Stukes (Tro) 26.5|
JR Morris (Wel) 25.6
C. Matthews (Tab) 23.9
I Thornton (Cor) 23.7
E. Taboada (Mal) 23.3
|Rebounds Per Game|
|C. Jackson (Def) 16.6|
A. Reyes (Heb) 13.1
R. Blankson (Tab) 12.1
C. Matthews (Tab) 11.8
T. Monroe (Uni) 11
|Assists Per Game|
|G. Barrera (Ate) 9.8|
M. Osimani (Big) 6.8
M. Tornara (Oli) 6.8
G. Caneiro (Tab) 6.3
D. Gonzalez (Def) 6.2
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Aris Holargos - Apollon Kalamarias 75-65
Titans - Aias Evosmou 76-80
AE PAP - Panionios Athens 50-51
Amarillida - Mask Cosmopel Kastoria 20-0
Panathlitikos - Panathinaikos Athens 39-97
GS Agia Paraskevis - AS PAOK Thessalonikis 74-33
AO Apollon Karditsas - Paleo Faliro Pireus 27-76
Das Ano Liosia - Athinaikos 60-61
Aris Thivas - FEA Neas Halkidonas 44-52
Paghiakos - Apollon Ptolemaidos 78-89
Aris Thessalonikis - Megas Aleksandros 67-86
AO Sporting Athens - Artemis Volou 62-58 B.
Olympiada Larissas - APS Siemens 62-56
AEO Proteas Voulas - Esperides / Glyfada 36-83
APOLLO KARD.- P. Faliro 27-76
Quarters: 4-14, 12-33, 20-52, 27-76
APOLLO KARD. (Naoum): Bourazana, Giasemi, Naoum, Parasiri 4, Psichogiou 4, Kichritzi 3 (1), Alexopoulou 2, B. Merisioti 7 (1), Spyropoulou, K. Merisoti 7.
P. Faliro (Boumpous): Tsikouta 3 (1), Vlani 2, Achter 13 (1), Volonaki 10, Day 11 (2), Axiopoulou 5 (1), Havale 2, Haritou 6, Zotova 11 (2), Kotsani , Mournt 8, Miller 5.
ANO LIOSIA - ATHINAIKOS 60-61
Quarters: 18-6, 25-29, 43-36, 60-61.
ANO LIOSIA (Kavvouras-Giannoulakis): Smirnaiou 12, Ploumpi 14 (1), Koch 18 (4), Tierney 12, Kontali, Diela 4, Anogiannaki, Pateraki.
ATHINAIKOS (Dikaioulakos): Davis 24, Volonaki 7 (1), Prassas 15 (3), Magaliou 6 (2), Cosmas 4, Gkouzini 2, Soulis 3 (1), Zerva, Daskalopoulou.
Aris Aris Holargos - Apollon Kalamarias 75-65
Quarters: 26-10, 31-22, 46-47, 75-65.
ARIS CHOLARGOS (Mavridis): Boukoyvala, Ouzouni, Bowie 25 (1), Magklara 16 (1), Papageorgaki, Kechagia 14 (1), Karagiorgos, Reeves 20 (2)
KALAMARIA (Polymenis): Telidou 13 (3), Giannopoulou 2, Kalantidou, Tokmaki 8, Karampatzaki 10, Solverson 14, Bimpiri 10 (2), Tamoutseli 2, Keivi 5.
Aris Thivas - FEA Neas Halkidonas 44-52
Quarters: 13-20, 18-32, 30-45, 44-52.
ARIS THIVA (German): Alexandris 10, Tsouri 11, Panagiotou, Boutsikoy, Delitza 7 (1), Solomou 6, Mouzaki 4, Semaniakou 6.
FEA Neas Halkidonas (Despotakis): Tzimou 9, Floros 2, Christodoulou, Sereti 9 (3), Horseman 4 (1), Dimitropoulou 9, Dimopoulou 1, Lampou 8, Squadron 10, Boti.
AGIA PARASKEVI - AS PAOK Thessalonikis 74-33
Quarters: 25-12, 45-22, 59-30, 74-33.
SAINT FRIDAY (Alexopoulos): Kyriakidou, Georgousi 13 (1), Limniati 3, Xanthou 9, Raptopouloy 3 (1), Botsari 6, Trizi 3 (1), Dragonea, Mitouleskoy 14, Boni 4, Sereti, Menelaou 9.
AS PAOK Thessalonikis (Metz): Kaimaxi 7, Papadopoulou, Kyzirropouloy 2, Bichta 8, Tsiara, Kanoula 10 (1), Angelidou, Papadaki 6.
SPORTING - ARTEMIS VOLOY 62-58
Quarters: 15-15, 27-26, 44-40, 62-58.
Sportig (Pitsikalis): Chelioti 12, Dimitra 7, Delakoula 10, Vlachou 23 (2), Kalopita 10, Biniori, Magafas.
ARTEMIS VOLOY (Sekouloski): Georgieva 11 (1), Lymperi 8, Spyropoulou 9 (3), Kostoula 2, Danny 5, Kotsonouri 11 (1), Sarakatsani 6, Thanasouli 4 (1), Dimitrelia 2.
PAGCHIAKOS - APOLLO PTOL. 78-89 OT (70-70)
Quarters: 18-16, 34-34, 52-44, 70-70, OT 78-89.
PAGCHIAKOS (Tolias): Pantazi, Botsari, Chalivelaki, Ouilliams 22 (1), Tsaroucha 4, Mastrogiannidou 9, Tasopouloy 4, Dafkou 10, Chaikali 15 (3), Mars 14.
APOLLO PTOLEMAIDAS (Kyratzis): Papadimitriou 17 (2), Cholopouloy, Spanidou 5 (1), Ervin 20, Stavridou 6, Smith 21 (3), Karadima 13 (3), Misikoglou, Athanasiadou, Plexida, Moschopouloy 7 (1).
TITANES - Aias Evosmou 76-80
Quarters: 16-19, 37-35, 59-58, 76-80
TITANES DRAMA (Gaitanis): Kotselidou 2, Pavlidou, Marino 39 (3), Misopapa 4, Kesesidou 2, Gaitani, Grigoriadou, Aza, Arampatzi 3 (1), Giantsiori, Koutoysi 22, Mylonas 4.
Aias Evosmou (Theocharopoulos): Karagouni, Simitopouloy, Pastourmatzi, Griva 22 (3), Lalou 2, Agathangelidou 10 (1), Psarra 27 (3), Pile 10, Grammatikopoulou 3, Kapetaniou 2, Orliakli 5 (1).
ARIS - M. ALEXANDROS 67-86
Quarters: 16-24, 31-46, 49-67, 67-86.
ARIS (Kotoulis): Ntampi 6 (1), Skoutzoy 4, Basmatzidou 2, Hatzakou 23 (4), Spyridopouloy 15 (1), Flegga 10 (2), K. Tafropouloy 4, Tafropouloy S., Gourioti 3 (1) Augustine, Balla.
MEGAS ALEXANDROS (Papaioannou): Blithikioti, Dimitrakou 4, Kontoyiannis 1, Bousnaki 11, Kalpaki, Chagkigia 13 (1), Makris, Vaughn 37 (3), Koufogianni 20.
PANATHLITIKOS - PANATHINAIKOS 39-97
Quarters: 17-27, 25-46, 32-72, 39-97.
PANATHLITIKOS (Syropoulos): Zechiri 1, Samara 13 (4), Dimitrakopoulou 5, Bantalaki, Teresa, Pavlidou, Michalis 5 (1), Patralexi 2, Kotoula 2, Giareni, Stamatopoulou 10.
PANATHINAIKOS (Keramidas): Spatharou 2, Stamatis 9 (1), Kostaki 13 (1), Tremkatzi 11 (2), Balta 12 (3), Katopodi 8, Nikolaidou 12, Zikyridou 11, Stampourloy 6 (2), Choskins 11 Rasmounsen 2.
AE PAP - PANIONIOS 50-51
Quarters: 10-22, 19-31, 29-43, 50-51.
AE PAP (Poulidis): Nikolopoulou 13 (2), Diasopouloy 4, Gazeta 2, Zourni 13, Gkouma 3 (1), Ventoura 6, Falcons 7, Kontaxaki 2.
PANIONIOS (Tsemperis): Spanos 2, Stavrakakis 4, Deli 5, Kingdom 10, Papamichael 15, Chaliveri 5 (1) Gkontzi 3 (1), Giannakopoulou 5, Panayotopoulos 2.
PROTEAS VOULAS - ESPERIDES 36-83
Quarters: 5-25, 14-42, 33-63, 36-83.
PROTEAS VOULAS (Papapetrou): Tsimtsili 3 (1), Grympadioti, C. Sotiriou, Barmperidou 7 (1), Kasapoglou 7 (1), Astrantini 10 (2), Mikedaki 4, Skarpathaki 2, Theodoratou 2, Vogiarou, Kechagia 1 Chatzoglou.
ESPERIDES (Daglas): Kalentzou 3 (1), Kalogirou 9 (1), Sotiriou 1, Hatzinikolaou 14, Cherry 7 (1), Kaltsidou 6, Loukatoy 6 (2), Boni 13 (1), Paschopouloy 5 (1) Valletta 5, MakFalarnt 16, Chatzigiakoumi.
OLYMPIADA LARISSA - SIEMENS 62-56
Quarters: 11-16, 22-27, 42-42, 62-56.
OLYMPIAD LARISSA (Zerva): Koukoytsaki, Kennedy 20 (3), Solomou, Kyritsaka, Deligianni 9, Tsantaki 12 (1), Sakoulia 2, Question, Kontonasiou, Thodi 2, MakKraklin 17.
SIEMENS (Sdoukos): Davitidou 5 (1), Kyriacos 5, Aftzi 13 (1), Giannopoulou 12 (2), Tarpagkou 6, Kazatzi, Troupkoy, Mouli 15, Skiadopouloy.
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