EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/9/2009Copyright © 1997-2009 Eurobasket
After that Usbasket.com published a new regarding the 'not played game' between the LA Slam and the Beijing Aoshen Olympian, the GM of this last team, Hsu Michael , contacted us denying that Beijing had refused to meet the Slam because 'it was not an official ABA basketball team'. Also, the coach and GM of the Los Angeles Slam Donald Sanchies published yesterday on the team website http://www.losangelesslam.com a statement that charges Maywood Buzz coach/GM Burrell Lee of having changed the schedule of the team, being the only person who said 'Beijing should not play against the SLAM, because the SLAM was a non ABA team'. In our opinion, this all should absolutely not be a'casus belli', instead is a very common situation in the ABA, where it is normal to delay and cancel games, and we would invite all the actors of this story to calm down and to concentrate back on the good, active basketball produced by their teams.
Arkadia- Klosterneuburg 95-103
The box-score will be available soon. Arkadia 10-3, Klosterneuburg 6-7.
Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. BC Ninane 72-65
Jorn Steinbach of BS Waregem was missing due to injury.
Quarter by quarter score evolution: 14-18, 34-30, 52-44 and 72-65.
Waregem: F. Van Vooren 18; S. Robeyst 2; B. Bogaert 15; W. De Wilde 14; B. Cleymans 10; B. Raes 10; A. Steinbach 3.
Ninane: Tihon 16; Klimanek 4; Delsaute 21; Hawley 1; Kalut 11; Lebecque 4; Vanbergen 8.
BBC Boom vs. Falco Ghent 92-73
Boom: Haerbos 4; A. Druwez 24; Van Wert 4; Wuyts 2; Lambreghts 13; Salden 16; Moris 15; Van Hoecke 14.
Falco: De Backer 4; Brysse 5; Seghers 1; Van De Vondel 11; De Schepper 24; Van Haevermaet 6; Van Der Kimpe 10; Bwatu 4.
Jaga Radiators Hasselt vs. CEP Fleurus 80-75
Hasselt: D. Souveryns 27; Hendrix 18; Vanhove 10; Baert 8; Van Poelgeest 8; Clemente 5; Smolders 4.
Fleurus: Bastien 2; Poulain 2; Vanesse 9; Pourtoit 21; Jadin 7; Rozewicz 5; Penninck 20; Semijejero 9.
Essor Charleroi vs. Royal Alsec Nivelles 63-67
26-year old Marouane El Moutalibi (former player of Fath US Rabat in Morocco's Division I) scored 22 points in this game. Quarter by quarter score evolution: 15-24, 34-38, 49-47 and 63-67.
Essor: Mampuya 15; Leclercqs 15; Pellisier 9; Vermeulen 8; Stache 4; Kitieu 4; Sperolini 3; Bearzotti 3; Frippiat 1; Gevaert 1.
Nivelles: El Moutalibi 22; Vanden Eynde 12; Seny 10; Muylaert 10; Pirlot 7; Defosse 5; Karavokyros 1.
Kangoeroes Willebroek vs. Jako Pitzemburg Mechelen 82-70
Pitzemburg: Veldeman 5; Swaeb 15; Vangelder 3; Vandenbrande 7; Pottiez 8; Corthals 7; Van Breedam 6; Claes 8; Billet 12.
Bye: BCO Carnieres and De West Hoek Zwevezele
Delayed: Basket Bree vs. Sint-Jan Antwerp (to be played in February)
Already played: Royal Alsec Nivelles vs. Basket Bree 60-91
According to the BCO Carnieres web site, forward Duke Tshomba (196-G/F-78, college: Wichita St.) has been hired by the club in order to substitute Sead Muric (205-C-81), unavailable for at least 6 weeks due to a knee injury.
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Albacomp - Falco Szova KC 102-79 (32-31, 19-17, 30-15, 21-16)
Albacomp: SIMON 20/9, Hanga 10, RADOVICS 16/6, BELL 31/6, MORRISON 17, Sub: Doyne 6, Keller 2,
Falco Szova KC: Kalman 7/3, Hudson 12/6, Csirics 12/6, HORVATH Z. 19/6, VRSALJKO 18, cS: Perincsics 9, Borszeki , Lakatos 2, Vida.
KAPOSVARI KK - ATOMEROMU SE 89-82 (26-29, 23-17, 22-16, 18-20)
KAPOSVAR: MARCIULIONIS 6/3, Vojvoda 8/3, WELTON 27/12, HOFFMANN 18/6, OROSZ 21. S: Kiss K. 7/3, David 2.
ATOMEROMU: Nichols 4, WILLIAMS 11, Gosa 11, Johnson 12, CSAPALR-NAGY 18/15. s: GULYAS 23/3, Meszaros Z. 3, Kiss Zs., Panta.
DEBRECENI KE - PLANET LEASING DOMBOVAR KC 84-89 (15-26, 22-17, 31-25, 16-21)
DEBRECEN: D'AGOSTINO 18/9, KUTASI 18/18, Maxwell 11/3, KENNERLY 16, VARE 15. s: Takacs D., Kovacs I 6/6, Szabo T., Erdei.
DOMBOVAR: Jerome LaGrange (192-G-78, college: Livingstone) 36/15, McCullough 6, CLARK 11, BODI 23/3, DILL 13/3, s: Deak, Molnar M., Szoke B., Balogh L.
UNIVER KECSKEMET - SOPRONI SORDOGOK 83-84 (26-22, 19-18, 20-23, 18-21)
KECSKEMET: Haynes 17/9, HORVATH . 21/3, Molnar A. 5/3, KLAIBER 18/3, Danielson 13/6. s: Szabo Zs. 6, Toth P. 3, Horti.
SOPRON: CRUZ 24/15, BROOKS 17/3, Couisnard 9/3, KORTELYESI 20/6, Dies 9. s: Csorvasi, Boldizsar 3/3, Vesztergom 2, Halmai.
ZALAKERAMIA ZTE KK - MARSO VAGEP-NYKK 89-74 (30-17, 26-20, 18-18, 15-19)
ZALAKERAMIA: HINNANT 10, WADSON 23/3, Kaman 14/6, JONES 12/3, Helbich S. 5. s: GASPAR 12/6, Trepak 7/3, Simon L. 2, Toth A. 4, Baki, Starics, Bodor. MARSO VASGP NYKK: Szavics 9, BOOKER 25/9, Wehner, Sitku 6, Helbich Z. 17. s: Vujacsics 6, FARKAS A. 11/3, Siska.
Just in case the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have forgotten it, the Sta. Lucia Realtors just reminded their challengers who they're up against.
The defending champions delivered the message strongly in the form of a lopsided 101-84 victory in the opener of their KFC-PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series Wednesday night at the Araneta Coliseum.
Nelbert Omolon scattered a game-high and personal conference-high 30 points and Joseph Yeo scored 12 of his 26 points in the third quarter, including a 3-for-3 stint from the behind the arc as the Realtors took away any hopes of a comeback by the playoffs first-timers.
With their fourth straight win dating back to eliminations, the Realtors registered their longest win streak in the conference and in almost a year and need just one more victory to clinch their spot in the semifinals.
Game 2 of the best-of-three series is slated Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome.
'Our defense stepped up tonight,' said Sta. Lucia head coach Boyet Fernandez after the game. 'Our goal was to contain and limit Gabe (Norwood) and Sol (Mercado) in the first half and try to limit Rain or Shine's outside shooting. I thought we really did a good job on those targets.'
Fernandez was also all praises for Yeo.
He stepped up up his game when Marlou (Aquino) went out of the game,' he said.
Game 1 of the series was virtually a mismatch.
The Elasto Painters kept the game close only the first quarter before the defending champions ripped the game wide open with excellent shooting and outstanding defense.
Rain or Shine's poor showing could have likely been caused again by poor shooting. Almost two weeks after being held by Barangay Ginebra to all-time franchise lows in scoring (58 points) and field goal shooting (27.3%) in a 63-58 loss in their final game in the eliminations, the Elasto Painters again struggled offensively all night. Against the Realtors, they made just 27-of-81 shots (33 percent) and managed just 10 assists.
Aside from Omolon and Yeo, team captain Dennis Espino was the only other Realtor in double digits with 10 points although the rest of the players Fernandez fielded for the night scored two or more.
Jay-R Reyes (202-C-84) led Rain or Shine with 16 points on a 6-of-13 shooting and rookie Sol Mercado added 13, despite making just 2-of-13 shots.
Mercado and fellow rookie Norwood, who carried the load for the team in the elims, was visibly not in their elements.
Norwood, who managed just nine points, made noise late in the third period but for the wrong reasons.
The top rookie pick threw the ball at Omolon after the Sta. Lucia forward nearly swiped his head after trying to steal the ball. Norwood was called for a flagrant foul-penalty 2 which would mean an automatic one-game suspension depending on the results of an evaluation to be conducted by the PBA Technical staff.
Yeo, Mercado and Ryan Arana, who rushed in when the incident took place, were slapped with technical fouls in the bench-emptying incident which happened at 5:55 mark of the third period and with the Realtors ahead by a mile 65-47.
Yeo and Omolon made five technical free throws at the resumption of play before Yeo knocked in a 3-pointer to give Sta. Lucia a huge 73-47 advantage with 5:39 remaining the third. (DBC)
Sta. Lucia 101 - Omolon 30, Yeo 26, Espino 10, Gonzales 8, Aquino 6, Reyes 4, Williams 4, Miranda 4, Mendoza 3, Gregorio 2, Coronel 2, Daa 2.
Rain or Shine 84 - Reyes 16, Mercado 13, Salangsang 10, Norwood 9, Tang 9, Arana 9, Isip 7, Wainwright 7, Dulay 2, Andaya , Ibanes 0, Ejercito 0.
Quarterscores: 23-17, 50-37, 85-62, 101-84. PBA.PH
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|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS|
Airwaves Plymouth Raiders 98 (25,51,71) (Moore 20, Lasker 16, Beasley 13)
Worcester Wolves 76 (11,27,48) (Harker 20, Paez/Funn 14)
The Airwaves Plymouth Raiders got their BBL Trophy campaign back on track thanks to a 98-76 victory over the Worcester Wolves at the Plymouth Pavilions on Wednesday evening. The home side started the game the stronger netting eleven of the first fourteen points of the game to take an early 11-3 lead. They continued to dominate the opening exchanges, and a further 11-3 burst to close out the opening quarter with the Raiders leading 25-11 going into the second quarter. Both sides began to trade baskets at the start of the second, but the Raiders still maintained a comfortable advantage at 37-21 midway through the period. A 14-5 burst for the home side to close out the first half allowed the Raiders to take a 51-27 lead into the locker rooms at the half. The second half started in much the same vein as the first with a 9-2 Raiders tear to take the score out to 59-29. The Wolves began to attempt to claw back the deficit, and a 10-2 burst towards the end of the third period got the score back to 71-48 going into the final stanza. The Wolves continued to put up a valiant fight with a 12-2 tear at the start of the final period to bring the score back to 79-61. The visitors kept up the pressure on the Raiders, and got to within seventeen points at 85-68 with 3 minutes remaining in the game. The home side quickly re-established their control on the game, and a 10-3 burst for the Raiders took the score out to 95-71 and they were able to hold on for the comfortable victory. Gaylon Moore (200-F-78, college: Union (TN)) led the scoring for the Raiders with 20 points, while Wolves' player/coach Skouson Harker led the visitors scoring with 20 points as well.
|BELGIUM - Women|
|BOSNIA - Women|
|CZECH REPUBLIC - Women|
|DENMARK - Women|
|FRANCE - Women|
Emilie Duvivier (168-G-84) and Sandra Dijon-Gerardin have picked up injuries during the French Training camp in Monaco France.
The injury to Dijon-Gerardin hand required an operation. She will be not be able to play for at least four weeks. Duvivie picked up a shoulder injury that will keep her out of action for at least two week.
Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehou did not make it to camp and was replaced by Doriane Tahane.
The players will remain in camp until January 12.
|GERMANY - Women|
|ICELAND - Women|
|ITALY - Women|
President Francesco Cordiano announced yesterday evening that the team of San Martino Di Lupari will have a new Head Coach. The change comes a little bit suddenly since previous Head Coach Sandro Sinigallia just won Tuesday night with his team again Montigarda an important game and finished the first round with a record of 3-10 and place 13th in the tabel. This was the staff not enough and they brought in new Head Coach Jacopo Lodde , who also coaches PMP Oderzo, a B2 Men team. Lodde will have his first practice with the team on friday and then already take the lead on saturday against Reggio Emilia at 9pm.
|LEBANON - Women|
|NCAA1 - Women|
|NCAA2 - Women|
|POLAND - Women|
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Women|
|UNITED KINGDOM - Women|
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