EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/12/2009

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  ABA   


Last ABA transactions - by Gianni Pascucci
Some days ago, the Las Vegas Acse-Dynasty announced the agreement with guard Brian Lang (6'3''-G-81, college: S.Nevada CC), German Regional 2007-08 MVP Southwest Conference, and his agent K.Baker (JFP Sports).'We are expecting great leadership from Brian this season', stated Team Owner Todd Triplett .
Jay Bowdy, Owner/CEO of the North Texas Fresh, announced that former NBA Champion and NBA Slam Dunk Champ Isaiah J.R. Rider (6'5''-G-71, college: UNLV) has come to an agreement to play with the Fresh in the upcoming ABA season. This will be, probably, the most impostrat signing of an ABA team this year.


Fresh name Keller Central High School their official home - by Gianni Pascucci
Just after announcing the agreement with Isaiah 'J.R.' Rider, the North Texas Fresh signed an undisclosed deal with Keller Central High School in hosting their home games for the 2009-10 basketball season. Central, located in the Northern part of Tarrant County, is one of the few high schools that have a seating capacity around 3,000. I feel we have the potential to sell out each game here, stated Owner/CEO, Jay Bowdy . The issue with this franchise has been a home venue that could benefit all of North Texas; as our whole goal has been to influence every North Texas community to the best of our ability. We feel we have that here in Keller for all to see. The Fresh are set to begin their season opener at Central High School against a very experienced Houston basketball team on the 22nd of November. We are ready for whoever comes on our home court', acknowledged Bowdy. 'We want all the fans to be comfortable knowing that we are in it to bring a ABA Championship to the Tarrant County area and its surroundings. For more information email northtexasfresh@yahoo.com or contact Owner/CEO Jay Bowdy at 817.770.1001


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Arkadia 2-0 
 2. St.Polten 2-0 
 3. Wels 2-0 
 4. Gmunden 2-0 
 5. Furstenfeld 1-0 
 6. Klosterneub. 1-1 
 7. Oberwart 1-1 
 8. Kapfenberg 0-1 
 9. Gussing 0-2 
 10. Vienna 0-2 
 11. Worthersee 0-2 
 12. UBSC Graz 0-2 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan LEVY
  Oberwart
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 30
 1. Levy, Oberwart30.0 
 2. Anderson, Vienna28.0 
 3. Schachtner, Kapfe.28.0 
 4. Penigar, Furstenf.27.0 
 5. Penigar, Furstenf.27.0 
 6. Dilys, Arkadia25.0 
 7. Mayes, Gmunden25.0 
 8. Anderson, Vienna23.5 
 9. Levy, Oberwart22.5 
 10. Richards, Gussi.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  Wels
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 15
 1. Conley, Wels15.0 
 2. Kugerl, Kapfenberg14.0 
 3. McCandies, Worth.12.0 
 4. Forrestal, UBSC G.12.0 
 5. McCandies, Worth.11.5 
 6. Johnson, Oberwart11.0 
 7. Penigar, Furstenf.11.0 
 8. Johnson, Oberwart11.0 
 9. Penigar, Furstenf.11.0 
 10. Forrestal, UBSC.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Armin WOSCHANK
  Kapfenberg
  (184-G-82)
  Avg: 10
 1. Woschank, Kapfe.10.0 
 2. Lamesic, Wels7.0 
 3. Lanegger, UBSC G.7.0 
 4. Lanegger, UBSC G.6.5 
 5. Richards, Gussing5.0 
 6. Dilys, Arkadia4.0 
 7. Boylan, Gmunden4.0 
 8. Paliashchuk, Arkadia4.0 
 9. Richards, Gussing4.0 
 10. Lamesic, We.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alexander LANEGGER
  UBSC Graz
  (192-G-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Lanegger, UBSC G.9.0 
 2. Lanegger, UBSC G.6.5 
 3. Roderick, Arkadia6.5 
 4. Gabsys, Gmunden6.0 
 5. Kugerl, Kapfenberg5.0 
 6. Conley, Wels5.0 
 7. Dockner, St.Polten5.0 
 8. Kollik, UBSC G.5.0 
 9. Dockner, St.Polten5.0 
 10. O''Neal, Vien.5.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Curtis BOBB
  Klosterneub.
  (196-G/F-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Bobb, Klosterneub.5.0 
 2. Bobb, Klosterneub.5.0 
 3. Levy, Oberwart4.0 
 4. Stegnjaic, Oberw.4.0 
 5. Boylan, Gmunden3.0 
 6. Penigar, Furstenf.3.0 
 7. Penigar, Furstenf.3.0 
 8. Nagler, Klostern.3.0 
 9. Nagler, Klostern.3.0 
 10. Boylan, Gmund.3.0 


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  BELGIUM   


D1: Oostende and Leuven jump on top with perfect 2-0 - by Eurobasket News
Gent - Charleroi 80-73
Gent closed Round 2 with nice 80-73 home win against Charleroi for 1-1 score in Belgian top division. Dimitri Jorssen (212-C-79, college: Utah St.) was the leading player in victory with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Oakland) was second scorer with 14 pts. In Charleroi (0-1), Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider) collected 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.

M.Hainaut - Oostende 64-66
Base Oostende grabbed valuable 66-64 road win against Dexia Mons-Hainaut keeping the perfect score after two rounds. Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii) this time shined for Oostende with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Veselin Petrovic (194-G/F-77, agency: Beo Basket) added 13 and Caleb Green (203-F-85, college: ORU) 10 pts. The hosts (1-1) got 14 points from Justin Cage, facing with first loss this season.

Liege - Antwerp 80-63
Liege grabbed first win of the season meaning that both teams now have the same 1-1 record. Will Thomas (201-F-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up for the hosts with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Michael Green (185-G-85, college: Towson) followed with 17 pts. Graham Brown (205-C-84, college: Michigan) netted 15 pts and grabbed 7 rebs in loss.

Leuven - Aalstar 76-61
Leuven and Oostende jumped on top of D1 standings with perfect 2-0 score. Leuven was too strong for Aalstar (0-2) mostly owing to DeMario Anderson (193-G-85, college: Quinnipiac), who drained 21 points. Brian Greene (204-F-81, college: Colorado St.) responded with 22 points for the guests.


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Oostende 2-0 
 2. Leuven 2-0 
 3. M.Hainaut 1-1 
 4. Liege 1-1 
 5. Gent 1-1 
 6. Antwerp 1-1 
 7. Charleroi 0-1 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 0-1 
 9. Aalstar 0-2 


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 4-0 
 2. Waregem 3-0 
 3. Essor Charleroi 3-1 
 4. Pitzemburg 3-1 
 5. Kangar.-Boom 2-1 
 6. Hasselt 2-2 
 7. Sint-Jan Ant. 2-2 
 8. De Westhoek 2-2 
 9. Bree 1-2 
 10. Zolder 1-3 
 11. Excelsior 1-3 
 12. Carnieres 1-3 
 13. Nivelles 1-3 
 14. Jupille 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Trevor HUFFMAN
  Oostende
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 26
 1. Huffman, Oostende26.0 
 2. Huffman, Oostende26.0 
 3. Hopkins, Antwerp24.0 
 4. Hopkins, Antwerp24.0 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Ooste.24.0 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Ooste.24.0 
 7. Johnson, Charleroi23.0 
 8. Costner, M.Hainaut22.0 
 9. Costner, M.Hainaut22.0 
 10. Banks, Lie.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladan VUKOSAVLJEVIC
  Oostende
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 15
 1. Vukosavljevi., Ooste.15.0 
 2. Vukosavljevi., Ooste.15.0 
 3. Thomas, Liege10.5 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Ooste.10.5 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Ooste.10.5 
 6. Thomas, Liege10.5 
 7. Coleman, M.Hainaut10.0 
 8. Thomas, Liege10.0 
 9. Coleman, M.Hainaut10.0 
 10. Thomas, Lie.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Michael GREEN
  Liege
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Green, Liege8.0 
 2. Green, Liege8.0 
 3. Green, Liege6.5 
 4. Green, Liege6.5 
 5. Johnson, Charleroi6.0 
 6. Burrell, Verviers.5.0 
 7. Loubry, Gent5.0 
 8. Bosco, Gent5.0 
 9. Burrell, Verviers.5.0 
 10. Bosco, Ge.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Thomas, Liege4.5 
 2. Thomas, Liege4.5 
 3. Banks, Liege4.0 
 4. Banks, Liege4.0 
 5. Bellin, Gent4.0 
 6. Huffman, Oostende4.0 
 7. Huffman, Oostende4.0 
 8. Broyles, Charleroi4.0 
 9. Bellin, Gent4.0 
 10. Hopkins, Antwe.3.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 2
 1. Riddick, Charleroi2.0 
 2. Thomas, Liege1.0 
 3. Green, Oostende1.0 
 4. Greene, Aalstar1.0 
 5. Thomas, Liege1.0 
 6. Cage, M.Hainaut1.0 
 7. VanderJonckh., Leu.1.0 
 8. Greene, Aalstar1.0 
 9. Thomas, Liege1.0 
 10. Green, Oosten.1.0 


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  CROATIA   


Kastela better than Sibenik in a friendly - by Eurobasket News
Kastela - Sibenik 83-72

Kastela recorded another pre-season win after they have beaten Sibenik 83-72. In a game full of turnarounds, hosts managed to win the game thanks to great final quarter. Everything started good for Kastela players who opened the first quarter with run. Midway through the first, Kastela managed to build 12-3 lead and were looking good offensively. Than Sibenik Head Coach Amazovic called time out, and he seemed to have said the right words to his team. From that point, Sibenik went on 14-0 run and they finished first quarter with 12-17 lead. Kastela finally bounced back from the slup in the second quarter as they started playing better. They melted away Sibenik lead, and with a run in the closing minutes, they managed to gain it again. At the halftime, hosts were holding plus 3 as the score stood at 37-34. Third quarter was spent in a pretty even match-up. Teams exchanged baskets for the most of the period. In the closing minutes Sibenik managed to even the score and with 10 minutes left to play the score was tied at 56. In the final quarter, Kastela finally imposed their game and went on a run which gave them decisive lead. They have build double digit lead, and even the fact that they finished the game with four players on the court because of players fouling out did not endanger their advantage. All Sibenik could do was cut the deficit to final 83-72 score.
Stipe Rezic (201-G/F-89) led Kastela with 18 points, while Hodzic was close with 15. Stjepan Babic (193-F-90) added 11, while Alen Blesic (198-G-89) and Radic each scored 10 points. Dzenan Rahimic (204-C/F-74) was best for Sibenik with 18 points. He received help fro Nikola Gaurina (198-G-83) and Mario Filipovic (195-G-88) who finished the game with 16 and 11 points respectively.

Kastela: Stipe Rezic 18, Hodzic 15, Stjepan Babic 11
Sibenik: Dzenan Rahimic 18, Nikola Gaurina 16, Mario Filipovic 11



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  DENMARK   


Standings - 1st Division
1st Division Standings
 1. Herlev 3-0 
 2. ALBA 3-0 
 3. Virum 2-0 
 4. Solrod 2-0 
 5. Stevnsgade 2-1 
 6. Falcon 2-1 
 7. Odense 1-2 
 8. Hobas 1-2 
 9. Aarhus BF 1-2 
 10. Vaerlose 0-3 
 11. Lemvig 0-3 
 12. Skt. Klemens 0-3 


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  ESTONIA   


TU/Rock and Kalev/Cramo to fight for the Cup title - by Eurobasket News
TU/Rock and Kalev/Cramo entered the Cup Final. They claimed quite predictable semifinal victories.
TU/Rock experienced little problems en route to the title decider. They prevailed against Parnu 84:54 at the Saku Sporthall. TU/Rock dominated in the first half and deservedly posted a 42:33 lead at halftime. The complexion of the game did not change after the major break. The game reminded of a one-way traffic as TU/Rock breezed to the win at the end. Martin Viiask (206-C-83) knocked down 23 points to lead the way for the Tartu team. Timo Eichfuss (200-F-88, agency: Liman Sports) added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Elgar Tamsalu (182-G-87) answered with 15 points for Parnu. Mario Polusk (181-G-78) contributed 12 points in defeat.
Meanwhile Kalev/Cramo had to survive some close moments before sneaking past TTU KK 71:69 in another semifinal clash. TTU KK opened the game confidently taking a 3-point lead into the second frame. Kalev/Cramo had to shake off the sloppiness to secure a narrow one-point halftime lead. TTU KK never surrendered and restored a minimum advantage prior to the fourth quarter. But Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) accounted for key points late in regulation to seal the winning outcome for Kalev/Cramo. Rait Keerles (201-F-80) notched 23 points and 13 boards for the Meistriliiga defending champions. Gregor Arbet added 15 points in the victory. Joosep Toome (202-F-85) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds for TTU KK. Kristjan Makke (205-F/C-81, college: W.Illinois) nailed 14 points in defeat.



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Maroussi is the 24th team to particiapte in the Euroleague for 2009-2010 - by Chris Mammides
MAroussi succeeded a historic 'defeat' in Berlin against Alba. The sweatest defeat for Coach Bartzokas and his team took place just some secodns ago as the minus 5 points was not enough to block Batris and his team-mates from a historical moment tonight.
Coach Bartzokas team, started the game much better than its opponents as Coach Luka Pavicevic had only Jenkins to fight for the German team. Maroussi with Mavroeidis, Keys, Homan and Batis in the leading roles took the decisive result and qualified in the Euroleague 24 top teams leaving behind a team that has at least double (if not triple) budget and a much more stronger home court as tonight in the Berlin court there were more than 13,000 basketball fans who saw their team not being able to overcome the nine points deficit of their first inbetween game last Tuesday, in SEF, Athens.
MVP of the game and top performer, especially in the fourth and most crucial quarter was Marios Batis (188-G-80), while from Alba Berlin top scorer and performer was the American Julius Jenkins who finished the gaem with 30 points but weren't enough for his team.
Maroussi is the third team after Panathinaikos and Olympiakos whish will play in the top 24 teams of Europe.
Eurobasket wishes all the best to Coach Bartzokas team.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Igor RAKOCEVIC
  Efes Pilsen
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Rakocevic, Caja L.17.8 
 2. McIntyre, Montepas.17.3 
 3. Logan, Assec.Pr.17.0 
 4. Warren, Air AV16.2 
 5. Turkcan, Fener.Ul.15.4 
 6. Becirovic, Lottomat.14.8 
 7. Kaukenas, Montepas.14.8 
 8. Navarro, Regal B.14.7 
 9. Arroyo, Maccabi .14.6 
 10. Eliyahu, Maccab.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  CAI Zaragoza
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 9
 1. Woods, Zalgiris9.0 
 2. Turkcan, Fener.Ul.8.6 
 3. Jankunas, Zalgiris8.0 
 4. Fischer, Maccabi .7.7 
 5. Bourousis, Olympiakos7.4 
 6. Julian, Nancy7.3 
 7. Ilyasova, Regal B.7.0 
 8. Burke, Assec.Pr.6.9 
 9. Eliyahu, Maccabi .6.6 
 10. Gonlum, Efes Pils.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Thodoros PAPALOUKAS
  Olympiakos
  (200-G-77)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Papaloukas, Olymp.5.2 
 2. Cook, Unicaja5.1 
 3. Mallet, DKV J.4.6 
 4. McIntyre, Montepas.4.4 
 5. Prigioni, Caja L.4.3 
 6. Arroyo, Maccabi .4.1 
 7. Becirovic, Lottomat.3.8 
 8. Navarro, Regal B.3.6 
 9. Spanoulis, Panath.3.5 
 10. Tepic, Partiz.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Assec.Prokom
  (184-G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.7 
 2. Stonerook, Montepas.2.5 
 3. Smith, Efes Pilsen2.2 
 4. Green, Fener.Ulker2.0 
 5. Anderson, Cibona2.0 
 6. Jaaber, Lottomat.1.9 
 7. Miles, Panionios1.9 
 8. Sato, Montepaschi1.8 
 9. McIntyre, Montepas.1.7 
 10. Julian, Nan.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  CAI Zaragoza
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Woods, Zalgiris2.4 
 2. Fischer, Maccabi .1.8 
 3. Vazquez, Regal B.1.7 
 4. Begic, U.Olimpija1.7 
 5. Splitter, Caja L.1.6 
 6. Lasme, Partizan1.6 
 7. Ndong, Unicaja1.3 
 8. Eze, Montepaschi1.2 
 9. Archibald, Unicaja1.1 
 10. Vasilopoulos, Olym.1.1 


Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Regal Barca 0-0 
 2. Zalgiris 0-0 
 3. Cibona 0-0 
 4. Montepaschi 0-0 
 5. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 6. ASVEL 0-0 
Group B
 1. Lietuvos 0-0 
 2. Efes Pilsen 0-0 
 3. Partizan 0-0 
 4. Unicaja 0-0 
 5. Olympiakos 0-0 
Group C
 1. CSKA 0-0 
 2. Lottomatica 0-0 
 3. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 4. Tau 0-0 
 5. U.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Asec.Prokom 0-0 
 2. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Real Madrid 0-0 
 5. Armani MI 0-0 
 6. Panathinaikos 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Benetton 2-2 
 2. ALBA 2-2 
 3. Orleans 2-2 
 4. C.C. Marousi 2-2 
 5. BK Ventspils 1-1 
 6. Le Mans 1-1 
 7. Charleroi 1-1 
 8. Aris 1-1 


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Honka 4-0 
 2. Pyrinto 4-0 
 3. Kouvot 3-1 
 4. Korihait 3-1 
 5. ToPo 3-1 
 6. LrNMKY 2-2 
 7. FoKoPo 2-2 
 8. Namika Lahti 1-3 
 9. KTP 1-3 
 10. Salon Vilpas 1-3 
 11. Kataja 0-4 
 12. Kauhajoki 0-4 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga


Korisliiga Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Korihait - ToPo 75-83
ToPo cruised past Korihait 83:75 away from home in the last game of the Regular Season Round 4. Obie Trotter (186-G-84, college: Alabama A&M) led the way with 31 points and 7 rebounds, while Haanpaa Samuel posted 17 and Heinonen Timo had 16. Reid Arizona collected 25 points and 12 boards in defeat, while Cunningham Ray notched 21.

LrNMKY - Namika Lahti 91-88
LrNMKY overcame Namika Lahti 91:88 on October 10th as Anthony Johnson (197-G/F-79, agency: Liman Sports, college: La-Lafayette) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Turner Robert nailed 19, while Davis Marc shined with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Riley Tyrone had a great night with 32 points in the losing effort.

Kouvot - Kataja 94-80
Five players scored in double figures as Kouvot improved to 3-1 after the home win over Kataja 94:80. Ajene Moye (193-G-82, college: Indiana) paced all the winners with 19 points and Kaunisto Ville had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Virtanen Petri ended up with 24 points for the guests.

Honka - Salon Vilpas 94-47
Honka moved to 4-0 record after the home easy win over Salon Vilpas 94:47. Jukka Matinen (203-F-78) top-scored for the winners with 22 points, whilst Cummings Monte and Kotti Tuukka added 12 each. Dora Darryl and McMillion Antonio combined 31 points in the losing case.

FoKoPo - Kauhajoki 81-64
FoKoPo beat Kauhajoki 81:64 behind a great night from Durell Vinson (201-F-85, college: Wagner) who collected massive 27 points and 24 rebounds. Stewart Rodrick nailed 18 points and Nissinen Jarno had 9. Jones Marcel produced 16 points and 13 boards in defeat and Smith Jesse notched 13.

KTP - Pyrinto 82-110
Pyrinto claimed the fourth straight win in the season. They thrashed KTP on the road to climb on top of the ladder. Kenny Lowe (192-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Purdue) knocked down 24 points to lead the visitors. Damon Williams added 18 points and 7 boards for Pyrinto. Ryan McDade responded with 20 points and 6 boards for KTP. Isaac Spencer had 19 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.



KORISLIIGA: Matthew Gibson next to Finland - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Ex- Texas Tech and NBA player Mark Davis (200-G/F-73, agency: ACMT, college: Texas Tech) does not belong to YMCA Lappeenranta roster anymore. Forward Davis played four games in Finland averaging 9,0 ppg - 8,3 rpg - 4,0 apg - 3,0 spg - 2,5 bpg and 4,3 TOs per game. Davis will be replaced by American Guard Matthew Gibson (196-G-84) from U. of Hawaii, who played last season in Romania (16,9 ppg, 4,3 rpg, 3,5 apg) and shortly in Venezuela . This fall Gibson had a try out in Belgium, but was not signed.

KORISLIIGA: Torpan Pojat winning again - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 4: One undefeated team less after tonight. Korihait (Uusikaupunki) had a good start vs Torpan Pojat (Helsinki), but the 4th quarter was
then a nightmare as ToPo won that 9-26 and the contest 75-83! Arizona AZ Reid (196-F-86, college: High Point) (Korihait) continued his tough games (25/12), but there was a new sharpshooter on ToPo roster. American G Obie Trotter (186-G-84, college: Alabama A&M) hit six times (6/8) from behind the arc and scored 31 pts. Samuel Haanpaa (203-G/F-86) (17) and Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) (16) also in double digits. Hanno
Mottola and Corey Smith still aside.

Korihait - ToPo 75-83 (45-41) (AZ Reid 25/12, Ray Cunningham 21, Josh Gonner 10 - Obie Trotter 31, Samuel Haanpaa 17, Timo Heinonen 16).


The second highest level, Division 1. tipoff tonight. No big upsets after all. Tarmo, Porvoo (last season in Korisliiga) started at home and defeated Korikobrat,Lapua 82-69. In Kerava newcomer KET lost three key players during the fight because of five fouls and JKS (Jarvenpaa) won after difficulties 80-82.
Tarmo - Lapua 82-69 (39-36) (Justice Graham 21, Petri Uronen 15 - Rob Haynes 30, Jussi Turja 16).
KET - JKS 80-82 (35-42) (Arsene Towa 22, Brian Egwuatu 15 - Jason Stamper 29/18, Pierre Jallow 15).
Ura Basket - BC Jyvaskyla 71-73 (40-41) (Jonas Mattila 17, Juhan Mikone 14 - Mike King 17, Anton Telih 16).
Wartti Basket - LoKoKo 63-84 (34-39) (Jere Paivinen 12, Janne Hanninen 12 - Tero Valkama 21, John Pichon 16/15).
Huima - YMCA Lahti II 76-67 (31-41) (Pena Ranta 19, Brandon Sampay 16/12 - Erno Johansson 17. Juha Korhonen 16).
Honka - BC Nokia 79-62 (42-27) (Villematti Kopio 15, Carl Lindbom 14 - Timo Riihela 17, Sami Kajander 10).


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NM1 Day 06: Chalons comes upon Le Puy - by Chris Spiesser
Gryfony - Dnipro 84-87
Gryfony lost to Dnipro 84:87 as the latter improved to 2-1 record. Andriukaitis Martynas stepped up with 25 points for the winners and Kornienko Maksym collected 19 points and 12 caroms. Canak Nenad top-scored for the hosts with 22 points and 7 rebounds.

BC Donetsk - Hoverla 90-57
BC Donetsk smashed Hoverla 90:57 in the last game of the Regular Season Round 3 played on Sunday. Ikonic Goran top-scored for the winners with 24 points, Perry Marque netted 13 while Drozdov Artur and Krivich Rostislav added 12 each. Fraser Michael collected 19 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Mykolaiv - BC Kyiv 54-56
BC Kyiv remains undefeated after three rounds even with the young roster this year. The team from the capital overcame Mykolaiv 56:54 for 3-0 record as Kravtsov Viacheslav paced all the winners with 15 points and Lypovyy Oleksandr netted 12. Matyukevych Vadim poured in 14 points for the home side.

Budivelnyk - Ferro-ZNTU 101-83
El-Amin Khalid erupted with 32 points for Budivelnyk that beat Ferro-ZNTU 101:83 on October 10th. Zimmerman Derrick nailed 16, Ikovlev Denis posted 11, while Balashov Maxim and Kobzisty Viktor brought 10 each. Thomas Charles ended up with 20 points for the visiting side.

Azovmash - Politek.Lviv 59-57
Azovmash survived a thriller at home versus Politekhnika Lviv to win 59:57. Daniels Erik paced all the winners with 15 points, Rizvic Hasan netted 14 and Prekevicius Marius scored 11. Williams Nick ended up with 16 points for the guests.

Khimik - DniproAzot 103-74
Khimik smashed DniproAzot 103:74 to remain undefeated in the league. Mitchell Darrel and Zelionis Edgars top-scored for the winners with 14 points each, while Khodov Dmytro and Blanchard LaVell netted 12 apiece. Umbrasko Juris finished the night with 19 points in the losing case.

Pulsar - Azovmash 66-79
The defending champions Azovmash claimed the third straight win as they overcame Pulsar in Rivne. Pulsar looked brave enough and managed to stay in front at the end of the first half. However Azovmash limited their opponents to 11 points and surged ahead for good. Dijon Thompson and Khalid El-Amin fired 17 points apiece for the winners. Dalibor Djapa answered with 16 points for Pulsar.

BC Donetsk - Mykolaiv 116-112
BC Donetsk finally delivered the victory in the Superleague action as they outgunned Mykolaiv 116:112 in the high-flying contest today. Chris Owens topscored with 29 points and 9 boards for Donetsk before fouling out in the final term. Anthony Tucker added 28 points for the ambitious newcomers. Michal Hlebowcki answered with 27 points for Mykolaiv as they remained winless at 0-3.

Sumykhimpr. - Poltava 99-97
Sumykhimprom survived over Poltava 99:97. Podorvannyy Yevgeniy led the winners with 16 points, while Lekavicius Linas nailed 15.

BC Kyiv - Khimik 90-62
BC Kyiv had no difficulties in the capital of the country beating Khimik 90:62. Bajramovic Kenan paced the winners with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Jeretin Goran netted 16, while Cakic Goran posted 12 for the guests.



Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Angers BC 49 6-0 
 2. Challans 6-0 
 3. Denain 6-1 
 4. St Quentin 6-1 
 5. Le Puy 5-2 
 6. Blois 4-3 
 7. Chalons 3-3 
 8. Lievin 3-4 
 9. Boulogne 3-4 
 10. Reims 3-4 
 11. Get Vosges 3-4 
 12. Angers EOSL 3-4 
 13. St Etienne 2-2 
 14. Cognac 2-5 
 15. CFBB 2-5 
 16. Denek 1-6 
 17. Longwy 1-6 
 18. St Chamond 1-6 


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Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. MBC 2-0 
 2. Art.Dragons 2-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 1-0 
 4. NY Phantoms 1-0 
 5. EnBW L'burg 1-0 
 6. TBB Trier 1-0 
 7. Hagen 1-0 
 8. Dt.Bank SKY 1-1 
 9. Telekom B. 1-1 
 10. Pad.Baskets 0-0 
 11. ALBA 0-0 
 12. Duesseldorf 0-1 
 13. Brose Baskets 0-1 
 14. Walter Tigers 0-1 
 15. Goettingen 0-1 
 16. Bremerhaven 0-1 
 17. LTi 46ers 0-2 
 18. ratiopharm 0-2 


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Karlsruhe 3-0 
 2. Bayreuth 3-0 
 3. Kirchheim 3-0 
 4. Cuxhaven 3-0 
 5. Noerdlingen 2-1 
 6. Chemnitz 2-1 
 7. Crailsheim 2-1 
 8. B.Muenchen 2-1 
 9. Jena 1-2 
 10. Heidelberg 1-2 
 11. Osnabrueck 1-2 
 12. Braves 1-2 
 13. Hannover 0-3 
 14. Langen 0-3 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 0-3 
 16. Freiburg 0-3 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
 1. SOBA Dragons 3-0 
 2. Herten 3-0 
 3. Wuerzburg B. 3-0 
 4. Dt.Bank SKY II 2-1 
 5. Weissenhorn 2-1 
 6. Ehingen 2-1 
 7. TSV Troester 2-1 
 8. Vechta 1-2 
 9. L.Baeren 1-2 
 10. Rist-Wedel 1-2 
 11. SU Medien 1-2 
 12. Franken Hexer 1-2 
 13. Bayer Giants 1-2 
 14. Stahnsdorf 1-2 
 15. Wolfenbuettel 0-3 
 16. Speyer 0-3 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga


Derrick Allen Turns the Ballsporthalle Into His Personal Ballerina Studio As The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Win Hessen Derby Against The Giessen 46ers 80-69 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Even though The Giessen 46ers showcased a one man wrecking crew with David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue), The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to win the 21st Hessen Derby with the inside dancing of Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) and a meticulous clamp down defense that irritated The Giessen 46ers 80-69. Frankfurt moves to 1-1, while the Giessen 46ers make a first step into the BEKO BBL cellar at 0-2. It was quite a tight and exciting game through the first three quarters until Frankfurt shifted up a gear in the fourth quarter. 'We didnt defend well in the first half. We gave up 42 points and let Teague and Williams into the lane to much. That didnt happen as much in the second half. We passed the ball well, but we still are not shooting as well. We stepped up our defense.Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) rebounded well, but overall it was a total team effort that got us the win', stressed Skyliner forward Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi). After a close loss to Phoenix Hagen on Friday, Giessen was motivated, but didnt have gas for 40 minutes. 'We are all disappointed with this loss. This was the second game in a row that we let it slip away. It was little mistakes like missing rebounds, loose balls and we didnt shoot as well as we could of. It was tough playing against Pascal Roller (180-G-76)r and Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.). They are always playing hard and keep the intensity the whole time', added Giessen 46er guard Lorenzo Williams. After the opening loss in Trier, Frankfurt had a sense of urgency to win. 'We had to win tonight. We didnt want to go 0-2 to Oldenburg. We have to protect our home court. We knew what we had to do. We can still play better, but with the new injuries, we have to fill the roles that were missing. But we can still play a lot better', stressed Skyliner forward Seth Doliboa (203-F/C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.).

The most interesting reunion was of Skyliner Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) and Kevin Johnson (201-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). Both played at Humboldt State (NCAA2) and were roommates for two years. Moyer looks like Tom Bradys lost brother, while Kevin Johnson (201-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) is an athletic forward that makes a living rebounding, blocking shots and draining the three pointer every so often. Johnson won the duel 7p, 8r to 3p, and the trash talking among friends was huge, but healthy. 'It was good seeing Kevin, but difficult seeing him in another uniform. Kevin is doing a good job for them. He does a lot of things down low. He rebounds almost everything. He changes the direction of ball a lot even if he didnt block it', said Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). It was nice seeing Grayson on the court. He has developed since college and gotten more smart. It is difficult going from a scorer at Humboldt State to a role player in Germany', stated Kevin Johnson (201-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). Both players remembered their bright moments even if one just seemed like an illusion. 'He blocked me, but I stole him the ball in the first half, so we were even at the end', joked Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). Johnson didnt quite have the same recollection of events on the court. 'I blocked him under the basket and knew that he would do the reverse layup, because I remember him so well from college. But he didnt steal a pass from me. I think that he made an imaginary pass', joked Kevin Johnson (201-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.).

The game had many spectacular players doing their basketball magic, but the 4,850 people didnt witness new Giesen 46er American Chuck Reed (191-G, agency: Elleby Sports), who wasnt inserted into the game. He played against Phoenix Hagen scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds in 23 minutes on Friday. 'I really wanted to play against Frankfurt', stated Chuck Reed (191-G, agency: Elleby Sports). The 191 cm guard from Inkster Michigan got to tour the world not with the famous Harlem Globetrotters, but wih their feeding time bait on the court the Washington Generals, who dont beat the Globetrotters. 'We pretty much have to lose on purpose. It is almost impossible to win. We would have to score almost every time. But it is real basketball. They have to play defense each time', stressed Chuck Reed (191-G, agency: Elleby Sports). The American that played at Park University and is close friends with ex Cologne 99er human highlight film Robert Turner (206-C-82, college: Pepperdine) doesnt see to much difference to the showboating of the Globetrotters and the level in the BBL. 'The only difference to Globetrotter games and normal basketball leagues are the tricks. There are always big crowds and great athletes on both teams. The talent level is pretty even. The biggest difference is the style of play which is totally different to the European style',
commented Chuck Reed (191-G, agency: Elleby Sports).

For most fans, just seeing 10 athletes on the court with a basketball is enough to temporally blind the other surroundings in the Ballsporthalle, but there were new changes. In the long sometime seemingly non ending long tunnel where the dressing rooms are have gone from the flashy dark blue to the more conservative grey, while the VIP room has gotten a more trendy, upscale and modern facelift, but the food is still the same. 75 minutes before game time, which is the calm before the storm, there were recognizable events happening like the school cup where the big boys (7 Giessen 46er players)were watching the kids play basketball before going on the court to warm up. There was time for a friendly chat between German National team colleagues Dominik Bahiense de Mello (190-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports) and Johannes Lischka (203-F/C-87, agency: Court Side). There was also a moment of reflection as Skyliner Seth Doliboa (203-F/C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) sat on a chair on the wing. 'I like to sit a bit, relax and take in the surroundings before going on the court to work and sweat. I definitely like the floor and rims here', stated Seth Doliboa (203-F/C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). A new interesting addition by the Skybembels were puzzle pieces of all the players which were held up by the fans. The question remains how well the pieces will fit together this season for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners?

Even though the 21st Hessen Derby is always something special in the region, it was just another game for Doliboa. 'I didnt feel anything different in this game. As a player each game is the same as all count the same, added Seth Doliboa (203-F/C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). Not every player shared the same view of Doliboa. 'I felt a special atmosphere today. There was a nice turnout and I am looking forward to the rest of the season to play here. This is one of the biggest arenas that I have played in since being a pro', commented Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). Especially in soccer around the world there are many famous rivalries like the oldest rivalry Nottingham Forest and Notts County which came to life in 1866, FC Celtic and the Glasgow Rangers, Dortmund-Schalke which is the battle of the working class, or the famous Argentine derby Boca Juniors-River Plate where violence is never out of the question. In 1994, River Plate won 2-0 and a Boca fan gave the command to murder two River Plate fans and then to state that the game was tied 2-2. Derbys can be cruel and also totally different in the NBA. Skyliner forward Qarran Calhoun (203-F-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Houston) had to sit out to injury and remembers following the New York Knicks.New Jersey rivalry. 'I am a Nets fan and remember the Knicks usually wining. There is a lot more trash talking among the fans in the NBA. But it was a nice atmosphere in Frankfurt and you could hear the Giessen fans rooting when they hit a big shot. The biggest difference are the mascots. In our rivalry, the mascot would do flips, throwing shirts into the crowd, or jumping through hula hoops on fire, while the Frankfurt mascot just walked around', remembered Qarraan Calhoun.

The game started ten minutes later and Skyliner coach Murat Didin started with De Mello and Moyer again while Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) and captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76)rr sat on the bench. American David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) set the stage quickly showing his go to guy qualities scoring on a shot off the dribble giving Giessen the 4-2 lead. However Frankfurt countered back as Seth Doliboa (203-F/C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) nailed an early three pointer. De Mello then added a three pointer as Frankfurt led 8-4. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) was doing a good job under the hoops grabbing rebounds and not letting Austrian Martin Kohlmaier use his 217cm to his advantage. Frankfurt would keep the lead, but couldnt pull away. The real Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) never really seemed to be on the court in Trier, but against Giessen showed his real worth. Reese scored inside on the penetration, found Jenkins for a dunk and made a runner in the lane to give Frankfurt the 15-11 lead. Near the end of the first quarter, Didin inserted a fresh Roller and Allen and they found the score board quickly as Roller made a catch and pop three pointer and Allen made his patent ballerina moves that gave Kevin Johnson (201-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) an introduction to Allens playground. Frankfurt led 21-14. Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) followed with a bucket and Stevan Tapuskovic (209-F/G-89) a runner in the lane. Frankfurt led 23-16 after one quarter. Frankfurt was shooting out the lights at 62% fro the field and 50% from three point land while Giessen was shooting miserably at 38% from the field and 0% from three point land. Frankfurt had the 11-9 rebound advantage and a five turnovers while Giessen had three.

In the second quarter, The Giessen 46ers got on the board first as it was David 'give me the ball, you usually wont regret it' Teague as he made a catch and pop shot to trail only 23-19. Teague has been a scorer everywhere in his career and takes it in stride. 'I am more the second option. Our first option is going inside. Coach gives me a lot of freedom. I can score off the pick and role or just shoot. I just always try to attack and give what the defense gives me', stressed David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue). Both teams seemed to have found their groove as Roller dropped another three pointer and young Serb Viktor Jacovic (192-G-89) made a runner in the land cutting the Frankfurt lead to 26-21. The teams then traded baskets as Teague made a runner, Allen scored easily over 200cm Joe Werner (201-F-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) and Martin Kohlmaier (218-C-84) went old school making a seemingly extinct hook shot. 'He is big, moves well and not easy to handle, but we had him under control', said Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops). Then the Ballsporthale made a big awwwww as Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) did a lot of work scrambling down the court, but missing a dunk. On the next play, Roller stepped to his left and gave Frankfurt their biggest lead 35-25 as Giessen was too slow to maintain a strong zone defense as Frankfurt was making open shots. But the story of the game was Frankfurt giving up leads and letting Giessen crawl back closer as they ran on a 5-0 run. Joe Werner (201-F-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.)rr from Wisconson-La Crose (NCAA3) made a mid distance shot and Teague made an open three pointer as Giessen was back at 30-32.

Then it was time for Frankfurt again to go on a 7-2 run, as Allen made his slick moves, as he got a risky but successful pass jammed inside from Doliboa. Robertson hit a three pointer form the wing and De Mello made a lay up on the fast break with his left hand. Lischka had given Giessen something to cheer about with a pretty spin move around Allen. Frankfurt led 39-34, but couldnt increase their lead as Giessen closed out the second quarter on a 10-4 run to trail 43-42 at half time. Giessen got production from four players as Werner made an easy lay up, Johnson hit an open three pointer, Tapuskovic a three pointer and Williams made a lay up with his left hand. Williams had a quiet night with 7 points and four assists, but was a crafty ball handler and Frankfurt had their hands full with him. 'I like his agility and how he moves side to side. I was happy that I came form the bench and could defend him as he was more tired', joked Pascal Roller (180-G-76). Letting Giessen back into the game seemed to be a slow growing disease for Frankfurt. 'Letting Giessen back so much was a big problem. We have to learn when we have a 7-8 point lead to extend it. Making an additional three pointer could of helped getting the lead up', stressed Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops). Frankfurt was shooting 48% from the field and 33% from outside, while Giessen improved their shooting to 50% form the field and from outside. Frankfurt had a slight 20-19 rebound lead while the turnovers were still very low.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have been known for coming out of halftime flat footed last season and carried some of that nasty flair into the third quarter as Giessen pounced on the opportunity going on a 5-0 run to lead 47-43 as Teague hit a high rainbow shot three pointer and Kohlmaier made a lay in. Giessen led 47-43 and would hold the lead for many more minutes as Giessen was playing solid offense scoring on a regular basis. Lischka scored twice and Teague to keep Giessen ahead while Frankfurt was staying a float with hoops from Reese, Allen and big Doliboa three pointer. Giessen still led 55-52, but Frankfurt had had enough going on a 9-3 run to finish the third quarter with a 61-58 lead and would never trail again. Frankfurt scored four consecutive hoops in the zone as Allen did on the fast break, Reese with a coast to coast showing much confidence, Doliboa muscling in, and Reese with another runner. 'Reese wasnt so strong in Trier, but we know what he can do. He is an important player with experience and showed that he can score and get 6 assists', warned Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops). Giessen had little resistance inside and Frankfurt used this to their advantage cleverly. Frankfurt was shooting 51% fro the field and 35% from the parking lot, while Giessen was shooting 46% from the field and 38% from he parking lot. Frankfurt had the rebounding lead 27-25, but 12 turnovers and Giessen only 10.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners played a strong and intelligent fourth quarter not letting Giessen get any closer then seven points and hand cuffing them with a aggressive defense limiting Giessen to only 11 points. Frankfurt did get a lot of team production. Moyer scored a three pointer and Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) scored on a tough lay in on the second try and soon made a spin move to give Frankfurt the 69-60 lead. Giessen was having problems on offense not getting calm on the set play and often doing the job individually instead as a team. When Giessen scored then more often on the transition game. Here and there, Giessen would show some signs of life going on a 4-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 69-64 as Teague scored on a lay in and a runner in the lane, but Frankfurt didnt make the mistake to let them getting any closer by consistently scoring on offense. Frankfurt then continued to go inside as Giessen just couldnt stop the pressure. American Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) was very potent in this phase scoring six points once off the pick and roll after getting fed by De Mello, then getting an easy bucket waiting until Johnson committed himself and was sky high and ending game with a monster dunk. 'We went inside more and Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) did a good job. Giessen had no set play and our defense did a good job. We also finally held on to the lead to win by 11 points', stressed Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops). 'Frankfurt only had two team fouls. It was hard to attack them. We also didnt execute and make our shots', stressed Giessen American David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) added 16 points, six assists and three rebounds. Seth Doliboa (203-F/C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) chipped in with 13 points and three rebounds. 'It felt good getting the support from the fans. Its a good environment. I played ok forcing some shots, but there is still a transition period from games in the preseason and regular season. The BBL is a high level. In Portugal, there was one tough game a month. In the BBL,you have to come out every night, because any team can beat you', stressed Seth Doliboa (203-F/C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). The Giessen 46ers were led by David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) with 23 points.

It was vital for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners to come up with an important home victory and finish the game strong in the fourth quarter. Frankfurt shot 50% from the field, but there three point shooting can be improved as they finished with 32%. Giessen shot 46% from he field and 31% from three point land. Frankfurt just edged Giessen 36-35 in the rebounds and had 14 turnovers while Giessen had 15. Frankfurt should continue to play more basketball inside when they have the advantage. 'We got the ball down low consistently for 40 minutes. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) did a good job under the boards', stated Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). For The Giessen 46ers, the last thing to do is sink their heads at 0-2. 'We have to stay positive this early in the season. There are things you cant control like making shots, but you can control hustling and staying on the same page. My job is keeping the guys on the same page', warned Giessen American Lorenzo Williams. Despite a 0-2 start, the team seems to be making strides. 'We played hard. We improved from the Hagen game. We will improve game to game. We just have to come together as a unit', stressed Kevin Johnson (201-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). The Giessen 46ers host 8 time BBL champion Alba Berlin on October 16th while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners travel to The EWE Baskets Oldenburg on October 15th.



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Maroussi is the 24th team to particiapte in the Euroleague for 2009-2010 - by Chris Mammides
MAroussi succeeded a historic 'defeat' in Berlin against Alba. The sweatest defeat for Coach Giorgos Bartzokas and his team took place just some secodns ago as the minus 5 points was not enough to block Batris and his team-mates from a historical moment tonight. The final score was 75-70 for the German team.
Coach Giorgos Bartzokas team, started the game much better than its opponents as Coach Pavicevic had only Jenkins to fight for the German team. Maroussi with Mavroeidis, Keys, Homan and Batis in the leading roles took the decisive result and qualified in the Euroleague 24 top teams leaving behind a team that has at least double (if not triple) budget and a much more stronger home court as tonight in the Berlin court there were more than 13,000 basketball fans who saw their team not being able to overcome the nine points deficit of their first inbetween game last Tuesday, in SEF.
MVP of the game and top performer, especially in the fourth and most crucial quarter was MArios Batis, while from Alba Berlin top scorer and performer was the American Julius Jenkins who finished the gaem with 30 points but weren't enough for his team.
Maroussi is the third team after Panathinaikos and Olympiakos whish will play in the top 24 teams of Europe.
Eurobasket wishes all the best to Coach Giorgos Bartzokas team.


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LPB Playoffs at the start - by Gianni Pascucci
Tonight will start the first edition of the playoffs of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto de Guatemala. Starting from 5:00 pm, the top four teams in the table will start the rush for the 2009 title at the Gimnasio de la Universidad Popoular. In the first game, #1 D-Team will meet #4 Compusys, in the second game, scheduled for 8:00 pm, #2 Lanco Elite Sport will meet #3 Le Mans. Both the semifinals are best of three games, and teh winner teams will advance to Final Series.

Elite Sport end Regular Season with another win - by Gianni Pascucci
In the last game of Regular Seaosn, Lanco Elite Sport prevailed over La Preparatoria, 122-113. Alejandro Carrillo (192-F-88) was the Elite Sport best performer, with 35 pts, Oscar Salguero (196-F-87) added 20, Pablo Cano (178-G-88) 19 and Jose Luis Lopez (187-F-77) 15. At the La Preparatoria side, Ricardo Amaya (191-G-84, agency: Prossin Sports Management) scored nothing less that 57 points by himself (!!), more than the 50% of all the points scored by his team, confirming his great shape. Carlos Cruz (93) added 15 pts and Juan Fernando Calderon (180-G-93) 11

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Eredivisie: Summary of Round 3 - by Claudia vanGorp
On saturday all teams played and here are the scores.

GasTerra Flames Groningen played against Matrixx Magixx Nijmegen and didn't experience to many difficulties while doing that. An 89 - 68 easy win for Marco van den Berg and his team has lead them to the second place in rankings. Leading player for GasTerra Flames Groningen was Jason Dourisseau (196-G-83, college: Nebraska) scoring 21 points and 4 steals.

DeFriesland Aris Leeuwarden versus Landstede Basketbal Zwolle was a more exciting game. Jayme Miller (205-F-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) and Darryl Monroe (201-F-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: George Mason) (both 15 points) lead the DeFriesland Aris Leeuwarden team to a 76 - 68 victory for coach Pete Miller and his crew and they are now 6th in rankings.

Probably the most remarkable results came from Amsterdam. EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam played against World Class Aviation Academy Giants. Wcaa crushed Eiffel Towers Den Bosch in their first game of the season while the team from Amsterdam was crushed bij Eiffel Towers Den Bosch. Never the less World Class Aviation Academy Giants won 74 - 80 thanks to Bryan Defares (192-G-81, college: Boise St.) adding 16 points for his team this game.

Rotterdam Challengers versus Eiffel Towers Den Bosch ended in a big victory for coach Don Beck , assistant coach Sharone Wright and his men. With Kees Akerboom (200-F-83, agency: Court Side) adding 19 points for the Den Bosch team, they won with big numbers. 44 - 74.

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden played against Upstairs Weert. The Weert team managed to beat Amsterdam with big numbers only a few days ago. Now Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden explained why they are third in rankings as from today. 97 - 81 was the score at the end of the game.


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie


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  HUNGARY   


A Division: Four teams remain perfect after two rounds - by Eurobasket News
Debreceni - Atomeromu 80-97
Atomeromu cruised past Debreceni on the road jumping to 2-0 record in Hungarian top division. Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81) led the winners with 18, while Anthony Dill (200-F-81, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) and Gergely Kortelyesi (203-C-83, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) helped with 17 points each. In Debreceni (0-2), Anthony Farmer (185-G-86, college: Rutgers) delivered 20 points.

Kecskemeti - Falco 62-85
Falco is another team who kept the perfect record after 2 rounds. They won this game thanks to great performance by Zoltan Horvath (207-F/C-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services), who drained 28 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Zlatko Bolic (195-G-74, agency: Beo Basket) netted 19 pts for Kecskemeti (1-1).

Soproni - Albacomp 103-98
Soproni outplayed Albacomp in a high-scoring game (overtime), so both teams have the same 1-1 record now. Charles Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) was totally the best player in the winning squad with 39 points and 8 rebounds. In Albacomp, Velibor Radovic (202-F/G-72, agency: Beo Basket) shined with 30 points and 10 boards.

Dombovar - Szolnok 87-84
Istvan Panta stepped up for the hosts with 24, while Jerome LaGrange (192-G-78, college: Livingstone) helped with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Visitors got 26 points and 5 rebs from Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL). Both teams have 1-1 score now.

Kormend - ZTE KK 72-74
2-0 for ZTE and 0-2 for Kormend after this game. Calvin Watson (196-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) top-scored in this tiny road win with 19 points. Tamas Kaman (200-F/G-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) had 2 less than him. On the other side, Mike Scott collected 24 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Kaposvari - Salgotarjani 98-75
First victory of the season for Kaposvari, while the guests remain winless after 2 rounds. Maurice Dejon (193-G-85, college: Cal.St.-Los Angeles) was a key player for the hosts with 23 points. Larry Welton (196-F-85, college: Aurora) followed with 19. In Salgotarjani, James Davis and Tamas Sebok combined 41 pts.


Marso - PVSK 71-87
The box-score will be available soon.



Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. PVSK Panth. 21-7 
 2. Atomeromu 21-7 
 3. Albacomp 20-8 
 4. ZTE KK 19-9 
 5. Falco 18-10 
 6. Dombovar 18-10 
 7. Szolnok 17-11 
 8. Soproni 16-12 
 9. Univer KSE 15-13 
 10. Kaposvari 10-18 
 11. Kormend 9-19 
 12. Marso-Vagep 9-19 
 13. Debreceni 3-25 
 14. EnterNet-NTE 0-26 


A Division Stats Leaders


Round 2, saturday's games - by Tamas Deri
MJUS-Fortress Kormend - Zalakeramia ZTE KK 72-74
(14-22, 24-16, 18-20, 16-16)
Kormend, Att.: 2000, Referees: Bodnr P., Cziffra Cs., Farkas G.
Kormend: Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, agency: TOGA Hoops, college: La Salle) 19/6, Fodor G. 8, Trummer, Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) 24/9, Diakite 11, Ferencz 8/3, Kutasi -, Kocsis-, Toth G. 2, Hegedus -, Coach: Sabali Balazs
ZTE: Hinnant 12/3, Calvin Watson (196-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) 19/3, Tamas Kaman (200-F/G-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 17/9, Wilson 2, Trepak 11/3, Baki 7/3, Gaspar, Toth A. 6, Coach: Volgyi Peter

Kecskemeti KSE - Falco-SZOVA KC Szombathely 62-85
(18-23, 12-18, 9-29, 23-15)
Kecskemet, Att.: 1000, Referees: Benczur T., Kapitany G., Gorka Sz.
Kecskemet: Marciulionis 2, Wittmann 12, Bolic 19/3, Denes -, Johnson 8, Bencze 7, Toth N. 4, Dale 10, Coach: Stojan Ivkovic
Falco: Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 13/3, Morris 13/6, Wilson 11/3, Kazlauskas 14/9, Zoltan Horvath (207-F/C-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 28, Borszeki 6/6, Feigl -, Pankar -, Szanati -, Krasznai -, Kiricsi -, Coach: Deri Csaba

Dombovar KC - Szolnoki Olaj KK 87-84
(22-23, 17-19, 16-23, 32-19)
Dombovar, Att.: 1200, Referees: Valovics, dr. Palla, Balog Gy.
Dombovar: Jerome LaGrange (192-G-78, college: Livingstone) 21, dr. Deak 3/3, Walker 14/9, Istvan Panta (203-C/F-78) 25/6, Jones 19, Spencer -, Szoke 5, Csirke -, Balogh -, Coach: Balind Jozsef
Szolnok: Szabo P. 6, Fodor M. 14, Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL) 23/9, Grebenar 11, Barro 8, Dragan Aleksic (196-G-70, agency: Beo Basket) 15/6, Vesztergom 5, Cseh Gy 2, Toth V. -, Coach: Horvath Imre

Kaposvari KK - Salgotarjani KSE 98-75
(27-24, 18-12, 29-13, 24-26 )
Kaposvar, Att.: 600, Referees: Adam, Kiss L., Szabo G.
Kaposvari KK: Maurice Dejon (193-G-85, college: Cal.St.-Los Angeles) 23/6, Vojvoda 8, Larry Welton (196-F-85, college: Aurora) 18/3, Gergely David (206-F-83) 17/9, Orosz 4, Hendlein 9, Soos 11/9, Kiss 8, Kovats R. -, Kovacs D. -, Markus -, Fonai -, Coach: Fekete Adam
Salgotarjani KSE: Tamas Sebok (191-G-77) 20/6, Szabo Z. -, Gorszkij 3, Vavra A. 14, James Davis (216-C-85, college: Lamar) 21/3, Hartvich 11, Gal 4, Kiss -, Turoczi 2, Coach: Walke Karoly

Soproni KC - Albacomp 103-98
(27-20, 25-25, 18-26, 17-16, 16-11)
Sopron, Att.: 1200, Referees: Forrai, Bognar, Torok
Sopron: Charles Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) 39/12, Richardson 15, Andras Molnar (195-F/G-83) 16/6, Szabo Zs. 7/3, Matthew Knight (204-F/C-85, college: Loyola Marymount) 16, Gombas 3/3, Pojbics 5/3, Keresztes -, Halmai 2, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert
Albacomp: Balazs Simon (188-G-80, agency: Court Side) 15/3, Hanga 10/3, Michael Lee (206-F-86) 24/3, Velibor Radovic (202-F/G-72, agency: Beo Basket) 30/3, Bonner 6, Farkas A. 8, Bodi 3/3, Fodor K-, Antal -, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic



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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 2-0 
 2. DCU Saints 1-0 
 3. Belfast Star 1-0 
 4. UCD Marian 0-1 
 5. Ulster Elks 0-1 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 2-0 
 2. UCC Demons 0-0 
 3. Moycullen 0-1 
 4. Neptune 0-1 
 5. Hoops 0-2 


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  ISRAEL   


Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion tab Rod Grizzard - by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion added Rod Grizzard (203-G-80, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Alabama) to the squad. The guard has already played in Israel back in 2008. Then he donned Bnei Hasharon jersey averaging 11.5 points, 4.5 boards and 1.5 steals per game. Last year Rod Grizzard started with the Melbourne Tigers in Australian NBL. He tallied 13.2 points, 6.2 boards and 2.0 assists per game. Later he moved to the Adelaide 36ers to notch 10.0 points, 5.5 boards and 2.4 assists per appearance.


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  ITALY   


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Lottomatica 1-0 
 2. Cimberio VA 1-0 
 3. Pepsi Caserta 1-0 
 4. Montepaschi 1-0 
 5. Carife FE 1-0 
 6. Air AV 1-0 
 7. La Fortezza 1-0 
 8. NGC Cantu 0-0 
 9. Benetton TV 0-0 
 10. Scavolini PS 0-1 
 11. O.Marines NA 0-1 
 12. Angelico BI 0-1 
 13. Banca Tercas 0-1 
 14. Armani MI 0-1 
 15. Sigma Coat. 0-1 
 16. Vanoli CR 0-1 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (210-C-83)
  Avg:
 1. Pinkney, NGC Cantu14.2 
 2. Neal, Benetton TV13.9 
 3. Mancinelli, Fortit.13.8 
 4. Gaines, NGC Cantu13.1 
 5. Elder, NGC Cantu13.0 
 6. Dixon, Benetton TV12.4 
 7. Nicevic, Benetton.11.8 
 8. Papadopoulos, Fortit.11.5 
 9. Gordon, Fortitud.11.3 
 10. Strawberry, Fort.11.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (210-C-83)
  Avg:
 1. Wallace, Benetton.8.5 
 2. Papadopoulos, Fortit.7.7 
 3. Pinkney, NGC Cantu7.2 
 4. Toure, NGC Cantu6.0 
 5. Nicevic, Benetton.5.0 
 6. Slokar, Fortitud.4.8 
 7. Gordon, Fortitud.4.7 
 8. Lydeka, NGC Cantu4.3 
 9. Mancinelli, Fortit.4.3 
 10. Rancik, Benetton3.9 
Assists Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (210-C-83)
  Avg:
 1. Dixon, Benetton TV3.8 
 2. Wood, Benetton TV2.9 
 3. Huertas, Fortitud.2.5 
 4. Gaines, NGC Cantu2.5 
 5. Bulleri, Benetton.1.9 
 6. Mancinelli, Fortit.1.9 
 7. Gordon, Fortitud.1.6 
 8. Mazzarino, NGC C.1.5 
 9. Rich, NGC Cantu1.5 
 10. Nicevic, Benett.1.5 
Steals Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (210-C-83)
  Avg:
 1. Dixon, Benetton TV3.1 
 2. Elder, NGC Cantu2.5 
 3. Gordon, Fortitud.2.4 
 4. Toure, NGC Cantu2.4 
 5. Wallace, Benetton.2.3 
 6. Mancinelli, Fortit.2.2 
 7. Pinkney, NGC Cantu2.0 
 8. Gaines, NGC Cantu2.0 
 9. Nicevic, Benetton.2.0 
 10. Huertas, Fortit.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (210-C-83)
  Avg:
 1. Toure, NGC Cantu1.1 
 2. Achara, Fortitud.0.7 
 3. Nicevic, Benetton.0.7 
 4. Gordon, Fortitud.0.6 
 5. Mancinelli, Fortit.0.5 
 6. Pinkney, NGC Cantu0.5 
 7. Papadopoulos, Fortit.0.5 
 8. Strawberry, Fortit.0.4 
 9. Fucka, Fortitudo BO0.3 
 10. Slokar, Fortit.0.3 


Stats Leaders - Lega2


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Trenkwalder 2-0 
 2. Basket Crabs 2-0 
 3. Umana Reyer 2-0 
 4. Banco Sard. 1-1 
 5. Snaidero UD 1-1 
 6. Aget IM 1-1 
 7. Enel Brindisi 1-1 
 8. Miro Radici VI 1-1 
 9. Fileni Jesi 1-1 
 10. A.B. Latina 1-1 
 11. UCC Casalpus. 1-1 
 12. Fastweb CM 1-1 
 13. Prima Veroli 1-1 
 14. Carmatic PT 0-2 
 15. Harem SC 0-2 
 16. Edimes PV 0-2 


SerieA Round: 1 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Pepsi Caserta - Angelico BI 77-68
Pepsi Caserta outscored Angelico Biella before the home fans. Jumaine Jones (201-F-79, college: Georgia) and Fabio Di Bella dropped 16 points each for Pepsi Juvecaserta. Joe Smith answered with 16 points for Angelico Biella.

Cimberio VA - Armani MI 73-66
Varese ensured the one-to-dream-of start to their Seria A campaign. The league newcomers prevailed against Armani Jeans at home court. Ronald Slay (203-F-81, agency: David Lee services, college: Tennessee) was unstoppable with 33 points and 14 rebounds for Varese. Jobey Thomas added 11 points for the winners. Morris Finley knocked down 28 points for Armani Jeans in defeat.

La Fortezza - Sigma Coat. 76-68
La Fortezze edged Montegranaro at home court. LeRoy Hurd (202-F/G-80, college: UTSA) came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Diego Fajardo had 14 points for La Fortezza. Greg Brunner accounted for 19 points, 6 boards and 4 interceptions in the losing case.

Carife FE - Banca Tercas 90-83
Carife Ferrara faced Banca Tercas in the opener. Luke Jackson (201-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Oregon) tallied 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the hosts to a come-from-behind win at the end. Anthony Grundy added 19 points for the winners. Drake Diener replied with 19 points for Banca Tercas. Giuseppe Poeta netted 14 points in the loss.

Air AV - Scavolini PS 88-77
Air Avellino took care of Scavolini at home court. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) tallied 21 points and 12 boards for the winners. Cenk Akyol had 20 points for Air Avellino. Marques Green responded with 23 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for Scavolini Spar Pesaro.

Montepaschi - Martos Napoli 87-48
The defending champions got to a flying start of the new campaign. They bruised Napoli in Siena. David Hawkins (193-G-82, agency: Buck Andre, college: Temple) led the way with 17 points and 5 steals. Henry Domercant added 16 points in a confident win. Kevin Kruger responded with 15 points for Napoli.

Lottomatica - Vanoli CR 94-79
Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, college: Pennsylvania) knocked down 28 points to ensure the smooth start of the season for Lottomatica. They breezed past Vanoli Cremona at home court. Andre Hutson added 17 points in the win. Gary Forbes responded with 23 points for Vanoli in defeat.



Lega2 Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Carmatic PT - Fastweb CM 81-83
Fastweb Casale overcame Carmatic Pistoia on the road to improve at 1-1 record. Simone Pierich (198-F-81) knocked down 20 points to lead the charge. Jarrius Jackson finished with 19 points for the winners. Tamar Slay answered with 27 points for Pistoia as they slipped at 0-2.

Aget IM - Banco Sard. 73-72
Aget Imola secured a narrow home win over Banco di Sardegna. Federico Bolzonella (185-G-84) knocked down 18 points to lead the hosts. Robert Vaden netted 15 points in the winning effort. Marcelius Kemp came up with 21 points and 6 rebounds for Banco di Sardegna.

A.B. Latina - UCC Casalpus. 70-67
Basket Latina grabbed the initial win in the season as they prevailed against Casalpusterlengo at home court. K.C. Rivers (196-G/F-87, college: Clemson) knocked down 18 points and grabbed 12 boards to lead the home team. Courtney Eldridge fired 17 points in the victory. Anthony Newell was responsible for 18 points and 10 rebounds in the losing clause.

Fileni Jesi - Trenkwalder 82-86
Trenkwalder opened the season with a road victory over Fileni Jesi. Federico Pugi (206-F-85) scored 20 points to pace the visitors. Donatas Slanina came up with 15 points for Trenkwalder. Tommy Adams paced Fileni Jesi with game-high 21 points.

Edimes PV - Miro Radici VI 66-72
Vigevano drew first blood in the season as they upset Edimes Pavia on the road. Jermaine Boyette (188-G-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Weber St.) finished with 19 points, 5 boards and 5 assists in the victory. Matteo Bertolazzi had 13 points and 6 boards for the winners. Alvin Young netted 15 points and made 7 steals for the home team in the loss.

Enel Brindisi - Basket Crabs 73-89
Basket Crabs cruised past Enel Brindisi towards the second victory in the tournament. Cameron Bennerman (193-G-84, college: N.Carolina St.) fired 27 points to lead the charge. Carlton Myers added 16 points in the win. Joseph Crispin had 19 points for Enel Brindisi.

Scafati Basket - Umana Reyer 72-74
Umana Reyer posted the second straight win at the start of the season. They narrowly defeated Scafati Basket away from home. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) knocked down 18 points for the visitors. Ronald Davis had 16 points in the winning case. Phil Goss responded with 19 points in the loss.

Prima Veroli - Snaidero UD 83-74
Dawan Robinson scored 23 points to propel Prima Veroli past Snaidero Udine. Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) added 16 points in the winning effort. CC Harrison responded with 20 points for Snaidero.



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  JAPAN   


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 4-0 
 2. Toshiba 3-0 
 3. Tochigi Brex 2-1 
 4. Hitachi S. 2-2 
 5. Mitsubishi 2-2 
 6. Panasonic 2-2 
 7. Toyota 0-4 
 8. Hokkaido 0-4 


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Sendai 89ers 6-0 
 2. Hamamatsu P. 2-0 
 3. Niigata Albirex 0-0 
 4. Toyama Grouses 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Apache 0-2 
 6. Saitama Bron. 0-4 
Western
 1. Shiga Lakestars 3-1 
 2. Oita H.Devils 2-2 
 3. Fukuoka Rizing 2-2 
 4. Osaka Evessa 1-0 
 5. Kyoto Hannaryz 1-1 
 6. Okinawa GK 0-1 
 7. Takamatsu FA 0-4 


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  KOSOVO   


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 2. Trepca 1-0 
 3. Drita 1-0 
 4. Bambi 1-0 
 5. Col.Eurosport 0-1 
 6. Kosova 0-1 
 7. Peja 0-1 
 8. Bashkimi 0-1 


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  LEBANON   


Ahmad Zahra - A bad example for Agents in the Area!! - by Mohammed Malas
Eurobasket.com had knew before few days about some problems happened with the American center Tyrelle Blair (211-C-85, college: Boston Coll.) during his stay in Lebanon where he supposed to have some tryouts with some clubs in the country.

Blair told us the whole story which happened with him while his stay in Lebanon...

'I went over to lebanon to work this this agent Ahmad Zahra, and when I got there I learned later that he was stealing my credit credit cards and buying electronics on them. He hit me for 3500 on my credit cards and then lied about doing it. I also found out that he has a long history of stealing money and owing others money. he was also in jail for money fraud before as well, but coming from America I would not know that because he is from lebanon. he was telling me and two other guys there waiting on jobs that he would get us try outs with different teams and it turns out that he was lying about all of it. I left after a week. Guys have been paying him in the past for jobs and passports but he never came through or kept his word, so he winds up owing them money or just stealing it all together. '

This story was published after double checking with more than a person inside Lebanon...


New regulations in the Lebanese Legaue - by Asia-Basket Lebanon
The Lebanese Basketball Federation decided in its last meeting to limit the number of the Elite local players in each team to 5 players.
This move comes in order to create the competition in the League , to decrease the Clubs budgets and the most important to give the chance for all players to develop their skills by having more time during th games instead of sitting on the benches.

The list was set by the experts and the FLB, the list will continue the following players :

1. Roy Smeha,
2. Ali Fakher El Din,
3. Hussein Tawbe,
4. Ali Mahmoud,
5. Omar El Terk
6. Fadi El Khatib,
7. Joe Vogel,
8. John Abed El Nour,
9. Elie Roustom.
10. Elie Stephan.
11. Rami Akiki,
12. Mazen Mneimne.
13. Ali Kanaan,
14. Brian Feghali,
15. Rony Fahed,
16. Sabah Khoury,
17. Bassem Balaa,
18. Ghaleb Rida,
19. Jihad El Murr
20. ,Mario Abboud,
21. Nadim Hawi,
22. Ahmad Ozeir,
23. Mohammad Hamdar
24. Mohammad Ibrahim,
25. Nadim Souaid



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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 3-0 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 2-0 
 3. Siauliai 2-0 
 4. Perlas 1-0 
 5. Juventus 1-1 
 6. Alytus Alita 1-1 
 7. Sakalai 1-1 
 8. Techasas 1-1 
 9. Neptunas 1-1 
 10. Aisciai 0-2 
 11. Suduva 0-2 
 12. Nevezis 0-2 
 13. Rudupis 0-2 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. T71 3-0 
 2. Musel Pikes 2-0 
 3. Contern 2-1 
 4. Amicale 2-1 
 5. Etzella 1-1 
 6. Residence 1-2 
 7. Sparta 1-2 
 8. Racing 1-2 
 9. BBC Nitia 0-2 
 10. Soleuvre 0-2 


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  NBA   


Warriors beat Suns in outdoor exhibition - by Eurobasket News
Anthony Morrow (6'5''-G-85) scored 30 points off the bench and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns 104-101 in an outdoor exhibition game on Saturday night at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The game, hosted by the Suns, was played in calm conditions and with temperatures in the 70s.

Last years inaugural outdoor game in the tennis facility was hampered by winds that impacted shooting and cold temperatures that had players complaining they couldnt stay warm on the bench.

Morrow was 11 of 21 from the field including four 3-pointers to lead the Warriors.

Stephen Curry (6'3''-G-88, college: Davidson), the Warriors first-round pick, scored 18 points including two free throws in the closing seconds. Corey Maggette (6'6''-G-79, college: Duke) added 17 off the bench for Golden State.

Channing Frye (6'11''-C/F-83, college: Arizona) led six Phoenix players in double figures with 19 points, 12 coming in the first quarter. Grant Hill scored 16.

Despite the lack of wind, the teams still struggled shooting in the tennis center court that is usually home to the BNP Paribas Open.


Courtesy of www.nbcsports.msnbc.com


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  NCAA2   


D2 Player of the Year Candidate: All American Stephen Dennis of Kutztown! - by Lucius Jones
Stephen Dennis (6'5''-G) of Kutztown is a Pre-Season All American who has had one of the most successful careers ever at Kutztown. Stephen is currently the 3rd all time scorer in his school's history and is within reasonable reach of the #1 spot with a full season to go and his Junior season being the school's best scoring season ever recorded. The 6'6' Point Guard is a serious candidate for NCAA D2 POY this season and a almost certain All American. His 3year career totals are at 19ppg 6rpg 3apg 2spg 1bpg and in his Junior year he had 21.5ppg 6rpg 4apg 2spg 1bpg 50%FG 40%3pt 80%FT. This type of production on a winning team to the tune of 21-5 and with a 15th National Rankings speaks for its self. Many of these stats place him in the top 12-33 places in the nation. He even placed himself at #66 in blocks per game in the nation in one of his seasons. Look for an amazing season to cap off this outstanding career for Stephen Dennis (6'5''-G).

Anderson, Banchero Pre-Season Picks by The Sporting News - by Sanjey Noriega
From: gnacsports.com

Two GNAC players have been selected to The Sporting News pre-season All-American men's basketball team.

Both guards Morris Anderson (6'3''-G) of W.Washington and Chris Banchero (6'1''-G) of Seattle Pacific were honorable mention choices.

Anderson led the GNAC in steals (2.7) and ranked second in assists (6.1) last year. He also averaged 12.6 points in leading the Vikings to a 21-6 record and the GNAC title.

'He's certainly an outstanding player, a multi-faced, very complete player,' WWU coach Brad Jackson said of Anderson, who ranked ninth nationally in steals and 12th in assists last season. 'He makes people around him play better.'

Banchero ranked 11th in scoring (15.7), third in steals (1.7) and eighth in assists (3.6) in the conference a year ago.

In The Sporting News Top 10 poll, three West Region teams are ranked including BYU-Hawaii (2nd), Humboldt State (8th) and Cal Poly Pomona (9th). Bellarmine is ranked No. 1. BYU's Lucas Alves was selected to the publication's first team pre-season All-American team.

W.Washington, Seattle Pacific and Central Washington are all listed as 'possible breakthroughs' by the publication.
UAA Announces 2009 Great Alaska Shootout Field



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  NORWAY   


Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Asker 4-0 
 2. Gimle 3-1 
 3. Harstad 3-1 
 4. Tromso 2-2 
 5. Ammerud 2-2 
 6. Baerum 2-2 
 7. Ulriken 0-4 
 8. Froya 0-4 


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matthew LAWRENCE
  Tromso
  (201-G-86)
  Avg: 28
 1. Lawrence, Tromso28.0 
 2. Lawrence, Tromso27.5 
 3. Megaard, Harstad27.0 
 4. Megaard, Harstad27.0 
 5. Megaard, Harstad27.0 
 6. Hinsch, Ammerud24.0 
 7. Eskeland, Ulriken24.0 
 8. Eskeland, Ulriken24.0 
 9. Hinsch, Ammerud24.0 
 10. Skaara, Baer.22.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roy NWACHUCKWA
  Ammerud
  (192-F-90)
  Avg: 18
 1. Nwachuckva, Ammer.18.0 
 2. Woodson, Harstad13.0 
 3. Nwachuckwa, Ammer.13.0 
 4. Gray, Baerum12.5 
 5. Nwachuckwa, Ammer.12.3 
 6. Bullock, Gimle12.0 
 7. Gray, Baerum12.0 
 8. Nwachuckwa, Ammer.11.7 
 9. Gray, Baerum11.0 
 10. Bullock, Gim.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WOODSON
  Harstad
  (203-F-76)
  Avg: 11
 1. Woodson, Harstad11.0 
 2. Elgmork, Baerum9.0 
 3. Elgmork, Baerum7.5 
 4. Issalhi, Tromso7.0 
 5. Elgmork, Baerum7.0 
 6. Cetovic, Froya7.0 
 7. Mahnin, Asker6.7 
 8. Mahnin, Asker6.7 
 9. Woodson, Harstad6.5 
 10. Diomande, Harst.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan LANCASTER
  Gimle
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Lancaster, Gimle4.0 
 2. Elgmork, Baerum4.0 
 3. Ble, Harstad4.0 
 4. Ellingsen, Gimle4.0 
 5. Karlsen, Asker4.0 
 6. Bullock, Gimle4.0 
 7. Mahnin, Asker3.0 
 8. Eskeland, Ulriken3.0 
 9. Jawara, Froya3.0 
 10. Eskeland, Ulrik.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas PHILLIP
  Froya
  (187-G/F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Phillip, Froya3.0 
 2. Bryn, Ammerud3.0 
 3. Kombat, Froya2.5 
 4. Ouakkaha, Ulriken2.0 
 5. Ouakkaha, Ulriken2.0 
 6. Kombat, Froya2.0 
 7. Kombat, Froya2.0 
 8. Bullock, Gimle1.5 
 9. Bryn, Ammerud1.5 
 10. Kombat, Fro.1.5 


Div1 Stats Leader
1Div Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 OT Trobe, Tr.h. 32.3
2 A. Frang, Persb. 23.5
3 N. Badjie, Varden 23.0
Rebounds Per Game
1 R.Beqiri, Kr.sand 12.0
2 J.Solbakken, Askoy 11.0
3 A.Danielsen, Kr.s. 10.7
Assists Per Game
1 B.Rodgers, Centrum 6.5
2 T.Randolph, Langh. 6.3
2 L.Omre,Asko y 5.0


Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Kongsberg 3-0 
 2. Kristiansand 3-0 
 3. Langhus 2-1 
 4. NTNUI 2-2 
 5. Askoy 2-2 
 6. Centrum 1-1 
 7. Varden 1-1 
 8. Trondheim 1-2 
 9. OSI 0-3 
 10. Persbraaten 0-3 


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  PBL   


Four teams added to the PBL line-up - by Gianni Pascucci
The Premier Basketball League announced its definitive Players Draft order, officializing at the same time the teams line-up for the 2010 season. There will be ten teams, six will be returning from the 2008-09 season, and four new franchises will be joining the league. They are the Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry, the Las Vegas Thunderbirds, Maryland (probably the Nighthawks) and the Puerto Rico Capitanes. These four new teams will have the first four pick selections, and a PBL representative will determine the top four selections through a random drawing, scheduled for October 13. Of the six remaining franchises from last year's campaign, the team with the worst overall record from last season - the 1-19 Buffalo Stampede - will be the first of the returning teams to draft. Following them, in order of their won-loss record, will be Kebs de Quebec, the Halifax Rainmen, the Vermont Frost Heaves, the Manchester Millrats, and the Rochester RazorSharks. For the second round, the new franchises will have first pick, but this time the selection order will be reversed, in that the first new squad will pick fourth in the second round. The returning franchises from last season will retain their draft selection order. The 2009 PBL Entry Draft will take place at 10:00 a.m. EDT on October 29, 2009, live from the ESPN Zone in Chicago, and will be streamed on the Premier Basketball League's website, http://www.pblproball.com. The entry draft will include eligible players from the PBL's Chicago and Washington, D.C. combines, as well as other available professional players. See here down the Official PBL 2009 DRAFT ORDER:
FIRST ROUND:
1. To Be Determined
2. To Be Determined
3. To Be Determined
4. To Be Determined
5. Buffalo Stampede
6. Kebs de Quebec
7. Halifax Rainmen
8. Vermont Frost Heaves
9. Manchester Millrats
10. Rochester RazorSharks
SECOND ROUND:
11. Pick #4, 1st round
12. Pick #3, 1st round
13. Pick #2, 1st round
14. Pick #1, 1st round
15. Buffalo Stampede
16. Kebs de Quebec
17. Halifax Rainmen
18. Vermont Frost Heaves
19. Manchester Millrats
20. Rochester RazorSharks



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  POLAND   


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Zuraw Gn. 2-0 
 2. GKS Korsarz 1-0 
 3. SKK S-ce 1-0 
 4. Astoria 1-0 
 5. Norgips 1-0 
 6. Harmattan 1-0 
 7. MMKS Pierniki 1-1 
 8. AZS Olsztyn 1-1 
 9. Legia W-wa 1-1 
 10. OSSM Sopot 0-0 
 11. OSSM W-wa 0-0 
 12. Assec.Prokom 3 0-1 
 13. Nowy Dwor Gd. 0-1 
 14. Zyrardow 0-2 
 15. Tur B.Podl. 0-2 
Group B
 1. Szczecin 2-0 
 2. Opolska 2-0 
 3. Kutno 2-0 
 4. Poznan 1-0 
 5. Ksiezak L. 1-0 
 6. Pogon P. 1-1 
 7. Open Basket 1-1 
 8. Skierniewice 1-1 
 9. WKK Wroclaw 1-2 
 10. Kalisz 0-0 
 11. Stal Ostrow 0-1 
 12. Nysa Klodzko 0-1 
 13. OSSM Wroc. 0-1 
 14. KKS Siechn. 0-2 
 15. Slask Wroclaw 0-2 
Group C
 1. Pogon RS 2-0 
 2. Rosasport 2-0 
 3. Alba 1-0 
 4. MKS Limanowa 1-0 
 5. Tarnow II 1-0 
 6. AZS Radom 1-0 
 7. AZS Pol. Cz-wa 1-0 
 8. Bytom 1-1 
 9. Unia 0-0 
 10. Cracovia 0-1 
 11. MCKiS Jaw. 0-1 
 12. Wisla Krakow 0-2 
 13. Mickiewicz 0-2 
 14. Staco Niepol. 0-2 
 15. OSSM S.Wola 0-2 


DBE Stats Leaders


PLK Regular Season is open - by Eurobasket News
ISS Sportino - Polpharma 65-77
ISS Sportino was beaten by Polpharma 65:77 at home on Saturday. Tony Weeden (186-G-83, college: Chicago St.) paced all the winners with 20 points and 4 rebounds. Okafor Patrick added 19 points and 8 boards, while Kulig Damian scored 10 points. Scott Ted delivered 18 points in the losing effort and Anderson Anthony poured in 13.

AZS Koszalin - Polonia Azbud 92-78
AZS Koszalin won the 2009/2010 opener at home over Polonia Azbud 92:78. Michael Kuebler (194-G/F-82, college: Hawaii) was responsible for 27 points for the winners, while Reese George netted 15. Navickas Gediminas scored 13 and Surmacz Greg as well as Wisniewski Lukasz had 12 each. Ansley Michael ended up with 14 points for the guests.

Polonia 2011 - Anwil 79-92
Anwil stole the victory from Polonia 2011 away from home, 92:79. Mujo Tuljkovic (203-F-79, agency: Beo Basket) led the way with 26 points and 9 rebounds, Barycz Wojciech delivered 17, whilst Dunn Alex had 12 points and 12 caroms. Snieg Tomasz brought the hosts 17 points in the opener.

Trefl Sopot - Energa Czarni 59-54
Trefl Sopot rolled over Energa Czarni 59:54 in the opener. Saulius Kuzminskas (210-C/F-82, college: California) led the way with 18 points and Kitzinger Iwo delivered 11. Cesnauskis Mantas ended up with 15 points for the guests and Harris added 9.

PBG Basket - SKK Kotwica 74-66
PBG Basket crusied past SKK Kotwica 74:66 in the Regular Season Round 1. Five players scored in double figures as Andrija Ciric (199-G-80, agency: Beo Basket) and Waczynski Adam led the way with 15 points apiece. Kljajevic Rajko and Bialek Zbigniew netted 7 points each. Wichniarz Lukasz finished the night with 16 points, whilst Harris Darrell and Diduszko Bartosz had 15 each in defeat.

Stal SW - PGE Turow 60-88
PGE Turow started 2009/2010 season with the road victory over Stal SW 88:60. Adam Wojcik (207-F-70, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 20 points in the opener. Gray Justin nailed 18 and Witka Robert followed them with 17. Loyd Jarryd and Gabinski Michal ended up with 13 points each in the losing effort.



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  ROMANIA   


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Ploiesti 3-0 
 2. U.Mobitel.CN 3-0 
 3. Otopeni 3-0 
 4. Gaz Metan 3-0 
 5. Rovinari 2-1 
 6. Pitesti 2-1 
 7. CSU Sibiu 2-1 
 8. Oradea 2-1 
 9. Timisoara 1-2 
 10. Dinamo B. 1-2 
 11. Steaua Turabo 1-2 
 12. Bucuresti 1-2 
 13. Gladiator CN 0-3 
 14. Craiova 0-3 
 15. Brasov 0-3 
 16. Mures 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Takia STARKS
  Perth L.
  (173-G-87)
  Avg:
 1. Bulancea, Rapid B.17.1 
 2. Vlaicu, Rapid B.16.0 
 3. Bogdan, Rapid B.5.2 
 4. Musledin, Rapid B.4.8 
 5. Sipos, Rapid B.3.9 
 6. Constantin, Rapid B.3.4 
 7. Bordei, Rapid B.3.4 
 8. Szabo, Rapid B.2.8 
 9. Ciocan, Rapid B.2.6 
 10. Serbanescu, Rapid.2.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Takia STARKS
  Perth L.
  (173-G-87)
  Avg:
 1. Vlaicu, Rapid B.6.5 
 2. Bogdan, Rapid B.4.6 
 3. Sipos, Rapid B.4.1 
 4. Bulancea, Rapid B.3.2 
 5. Musledin, Rapid B.2.5 
 6. Constantin, Rapid B.1.8 
 7. Ardeleanu, Rapid B.1.5 
 8. Szabo, Rapid B.1.4 
 9. Bordei, Rapid B.1.3 
 10. Serbanescu, Rapid.1.3 
Assists Per Game
 Takia STARKS
  Perth L.
  (173-G-87)
  Avg:
 1. Bulancea, Rapid B.2.3 
 2. Vlaicu, Rapid B.1.3 
 3. Ciocan, Rapid B.0.8 
 4. Bordei, Rapid B.0.7 
 5. Musledin, Rapid B.0.7 
 6. Sipos, Rapid B.0.6 
 7. Constantin, Rapid B.0.6 
 8. Bogdan, Rapid B.0.6 
 9. Serbanescu, Rapid B.0.5 
 10. Ardeleanu, Rapid.0.3 
Steals Per Game
 Takia STARKS
  Perth L.
  (173-G-87)
  Avg:
 1. Bulancea, Rapid B.1.5 
 2. Vlaicu, Rapid B.1.5 
 3. Sipos, Rapid B.0.9 
 4. Bordei, Rapid B.0.8 
 5. Bogdan, Rapid B.0.8 
 6. Constantin, Rapid B.0.7 
 7. Musledin, Rapid B.0.7 
 8. Ciocan, Rapid B.0.6 
 9. Ardeleanu, Rapid B.0.5 
 10. Szabo, Rapid.0.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Takia STARKS
  Perth L.
  (173-G-87)
  Avg:
 1. Sipos, Rapid B.0.6 
 2. Vlaicu, Rapid B.0.5 
 3. Bogdan, Rapid B.0.3 
 4. Musledin, Rapid B.0.1 
 5. Bordei, Rapid B.0.0 
 6. Ardeleanu, Rapid B.0.0 
 7. Penica, Rapid B.0.0 
 8. Ciocan, Rapid B.0.0 
 9. Bulancea, Rapid B.0.0 
 10. Constantin, Rapid.0.0 


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  RUSSIA   


Standings - Higher League
Higher League Standings
North
 1. Stary Sobol 4-0 
 2. Ukhta 2-0 
 3. Tolyatti 2-2 
 4. Tobolsk 1-0 
 5. Zaretchny 1-3 
 6. Izhevsk 1-3 
 7. Kostroma 0-0 
 8. Omsk 0-1 
 9. Kamit-Univ. 0-2 
South
 1. Stavropol 2-0 
 2. Avtodor 1-1 
 3. Dinamo May. 1-1 
 4. Dizelist 1-1 
 5. Voronezh 1-1 
 6. Kursk 1-1 
 7. Bryansk 1-1 
 8. Orel 1-1 
 9. Volzhan.-GES 1-1 
 10. Tula 0-0 
 11. Lipetsk 0-0 
 12. Cherkessk 0-2 


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  SERBIA   


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. Beograd 1-0 
 2. Metalac 1-0 
 3. Masinac 1-0 
 4. Vojvodina 1-0 
 5. KG 06 1-0 
 6. Borac 1-0 
 7. Sloga 1-0 
 8. Tamis 0-1 
 9. Radnicki I. 0-1 
 10. Napredak 0-1 
 11. Proleter Naft. 0-1 
 12. Ergonom 0-1 
 13. Mega Vizura 0-1 
 14. Novi Sad 0-1 
Will join on later stage:
 1. FMP
 2. Radnicki K.
 3. Hemofarm
 4. Partizan


Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Smederevo 2-0 
 2. Crnokosa 2-0 
 3. Superfund 2-0 
 4. Partizan II 1-0 
 5. Zeleznicar C. 1-1 
 6. Vrbas 1-1 
 7. Radnicki O. 1-1 
 8. Jug Vranje 1-1 
 9. Vojvodina 1-1 
 10. Mladost CA 0-0 
 11. Beovuk 72 0-1 
 12. Zdravlje 0-2 
 13. Jagodina 0-2 
 14. FMP II 0-2 


Stats Leaders - 1A


A League: Summary of Round 1 - by Eurobasket News
Vojvodina - Mega Vizura 86-74
Vojvodina jumped 1-0 after 86-74 victory vs Mega Vizura. The team who played last season in Adriatic league got 15 points from Nenad Tomasevic (192-G-84). Aleksandar Jevdic (203-C-82, agency: Beo Basket), Dejan Kovacevic and Ivan Bosnjak helped with 14 pts apiece. In Mega Vizura, Nemanja Arnautovic drained 20 points, while Stefan Jelovac registered double-double, 18 pts and 13 rebs.

Borac - Novi Sad 74-54
Borac had no troubles to register comfortable home win against Novi Sad. Nemanja Prolovic (188-G-87) stepped up for Borac with 20 points and 5 rebounds, while Nikola Micevic (196-G-82) added 17 pts and also 5 rebs. Maksim Kovacevic (199-G/F-87) responded with 13 pts in loss.

Napredak - Beograd 64-78
Newcomer Beograd surprised Napredak as a guest for 1-0 in Serbian top division. Dragan Kruscic (198-F-86) was the most important player in this victory with 29 points. Dragan Markovic (203-F-74, agency: Beo Basket) was on fire for the hosts collecting 25 points (10 rebounds).

Radnicki I. - KG 06 78-84
KG 06 cruised past Radnicki on the road mostly owing to Dejan Mikic (201-F-86), who collected 22 points and 14 rebounds. Ivan Milosevic (193-F-78) also had important role with 18 points and 6 boards. For the hosts, Uros Lukovic and Bojan Subotic posted 12 pts each.

Masinac - Proleter Naft. 79-75
Masinac grabbed 79-75 home win against Proleter Naftagas having couple of players in a game mood. Nemanja Arsic (214-C-85) was the top-scorer with 14 and Nemanja Milasinovic (194-F-84) netted one point less than him. In Proleter, Sasa Topchov (206-C-80) delivered 17 points.

Metalac - Tamis 60-58
Metalac escaped with tiny 60-58 home win against Tamis. Vuksan Gagovic (202-F-84) was the one who led Metalac with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Dejan Dokic (200-F-80) and Petar Ivanic posted 11 pts each for the guests.

Ergonom - Sloga 72-76
Sloga opened 2009/10 season cruising past Ergonom on the road 76-72. Vedran Borovcanin (201-F-85) shined in this victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Sasa Djordjevic followed him with 16 pts. Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) was totally the best player in Ergonom with 19 points and 5 rebounds.


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  SLOVENIA   


Crenshaw leads Telemach League in scoring - by Matej Bergant
Marcus Crenshaw (178-G-86, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) leads the Slovenian League in scoring after two rounds. In his first game against Adriatic League participant Helios Domzale he scored 25 points and had 3 rebounds and 6 assists in 30 minutes with great percentage from the field while his team lost 70:85. In his second game this season his team won Hopsi Polzela 79:80 in away game and he again had a brilliant performance with 27 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 39 minutes. He is at the moment after two games 57.1% from the three point line with average efficiency index 22.

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  SOUTH AFRICA   


Algeria won Gold and qualify for the IWBF World Championship! - by Elvis Dickson
Algeria Men Wheelchair Basketball Team won Gold in the IWBF Africa World Cup Qualifiers last night in Johannesburg beating South Africa 77:72 to qualify for Africas only spot in the IWBF 2010 World Championship in Birmingham, England.

The Mandeville Indoor Centre was filled to the brim with spectators and fans. The atmosphere was charged with deafening sounds of the Vuvulzelas. The SASOL boys played their heart out in a closely contested game. The Algerians broke-away in the 2nd quarter leading 52:39 at halftime.

But the Amawheeler boys came back in the last quarter and level things up but failed to covet 4 straight 3pointers giving the Algerians the opportunity to take the lead once again. Even Richard Nortjies 26 points and 10 rebounds could not make the desired difference as Algeria eventually won the match 77:72.
Algeria ended the championship unbeaten having defeated South Africa 71:68 in the opening game.

David Curle and Thandile Zonke scored 19 and 11 points respectively.

Richard Nortjie of South Africa was voted the MVP

At the end of the tournament, the teams classification was as follows:

1. Algeria
2. South Africa
3. Morocco
4. Angola
5. Kenya
6. Zimbabwe



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  SPAIN   


LEB Silver Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
L'Hospitalet - Alaior 86-69
L'Hospitalet jumped to 2-0 after nice 86-69 home win against Alaoir (1-1). Nate Higgs (200-F-70, college: Elizabeth City) stepped up for the hosts with 17 points and 6 rebounds, while Sergi Pino (196-F-87) followed him with one point less. In Alaior, Michael Christensen collected 16 pts and 8 rebounds.

Caja Rioja - Navarra 93-71
Caja Rioja (1-1) outplayed Navarra (0-2) having couple of players in a game mood. Chavis Holmes (193-G, college: VMI) was the leading one with 20 points and 5 rebounds. On the other side, visitors got 17 pts from Txomin Lopez (204-C-78).

Rosalia - Santurtzi 76-83
2-0 for Santruzi and 1-1 for Rosalia after this game. Mikel Uriz (180-G-89) was totally the best player in this victory with 31 points and 5 rebounds. Erik Kangas (191-G-87, college: Oakland) responded with 19 points in loss.

Coruna - Prat Juventud 62-65
Prat Juventud grabbed 65-62 road win against Coruna for 1-1 record in LEB Silver. David Jelinek (194-G-90, agency: PPGroup) top-scored with 21, while Josep Franch (198-G-91) netted 20 points. In Coruna, Joesba Aramburu had 15 points and 6 rebounds.

Huesca - Andorra 103-101

Group B
Qalat CajaSol - Illescas 71-83
Illescas cruised past Qalat thanks to great performance by Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, college: San Jose St.), who nailed 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Ignacio Guigou (186-G-91) also was good scoring 14 pts. Rolands Freimanis collected 20 points and 8 rebounds in Qalat.

Plasencia - Real M. II 64-66
2-0 for Real Madrid II and 0-2 for Plasencia after this game. Nicolas Richotti (175-G-86) paced the guests to victory with 19, while Jorge Santana (193-G-90) also had important role scoring 15 points. For the hosts, Jonathan Barcelo delivered 23 pts.

Promobys - Matchmind 92-81
Both teams had 1-0 before this game, but Promobys is the squad who remains unbeaten after 2 rounds. Edward Cage (203-F/C-78, college: Bradley) was a key player for the hosts with 21 points. Sergio Sanchez (F-84) scored 17 in loss.

Alcazar - Guadalajara 72-77
Guadalajara grabbed the first win in LEB Silver, so both teams now have the same 1-1 record. Javier Mugica (200-F/C-83) shined with 15 points and 7 rebounds, while Justin Howard (208-C-81, college: Mercer) helped the winners with 14 pts and 6 rebs. In Alcazar, Marc Rubio netted 17 points.


Huelva - Codroba 80-70



Stats Leaders-LEB Silver


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Standings
Group A
 1. L'Hospitalet 2-0 
 2. Santurtzi 2-0 
 3. Rosalia 1-1 
 4. Prat Juventud 1-1 
 5. Alaior 1-1 
 6. Caja Rioja 1-1 
 7. Huesca 1-1 
 8. Coruna 1-1 
 9. Andorra 0-1 
 10. ADT Tarragona 0-1 
 11. Navarra 0-2 
Group B
 1. Real M. II 2-0 
 2. Promobys 2-0 
 3. Huelva 1-1 
 4. Matchmind 1-1 
 5. Alcazar 1-1 
 6. Qalat CajaSol 1-1 
 7. Guadalajara 1-1 
 8. Illescas 1-1 
 9. CajasurCord. 0-2 
 10. Plasencia 0-2 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Clay TUCKER
  DKV Joventut
  (195-G-80)
  Avg: 24
 1. Tucker, DKV J.24.0 
 2. Tucker, DKV J.24.0 
 3. Carroll, Gran Canaria23.0 
 4. Carroll, Gran Canaria23.0 
 5. Ahearn, MMT E.22.0 
 6. San Emeterio, Caja L.22.0 
 7. Ahearn, MMT E.22.0 
 8. Fitch, A.G. Fuenla22.0 
 9. Fitch, A.G. Fuenla22.0 
 10. Kaukenas, Real.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  A.G. Fuenla
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Batista, A.G. F.15.0 
 2. Batista, A.G. F.15.0 
 3. Katelynas, Lucentum.12.0 
 4. Katelynas, Lucentum.12.0 
 5. Caner-Medley, MMT E.11.0 
 6. Caner-Medley, MMT E.11.0 
 7. Battle, Valladolid9.0 
 8. Jackson, Xacobeo BS9.0 
 9. Jackson, Xacobeo BS9.0 
 10. Battle, Valladol.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristaps VALTERS
  DKV Joventut
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Valters, DKV J.7.0 
 2. Valters, DKV J.7.0 
 3. Cook, Unicaja6.0 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid6.0 
 5. Prigioni, Real Madrid6.0 
 6. Cook, Unicaja6.0 
 7. Thomas, A.G. F.6.0 
 8. Mumbru, Bizkaia .6.0 
 9. Mumbru, Bizkaia .6.0 
 10. Prigioni, Real Madr.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pooh JETER
  Unicaja
  (179-G-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jeter, Unicaja4.0 
 2. Jeter, Unicaja4.0 
 3. McDonald, Gran C.3.0 
 4. Ingles, Granada3.0 
 5. Rodriguez, Bizkai.3.0 
 6. Van Lacke, Valladolid3.0 
 7. Van Lacke, Valladolid3.0 
 8. Ingles, Granada3.0 
 9. McDonald, Gran C.3.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Bizk.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (210-C-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Vazquez, Regal B.4.0 
 2. Vazquez, Regal B.4.0 
 3. Freeland, Unicaja3.0 
 4. Barac, Caja Laboral3.0 
 5. Nielsen, Valencia.3.0 
 6. Barac, Caja Laboral3.0 
 7. Terry, Xacobeo BS3.0 
 8. Nielsen, Valencia.3.0 
 9. Terry, Xacobeo BS3.0 
 10. Freeland, Unica.3.0 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Real Madrid 1-0 
 2. DKV Joventut 1-0 
 3. Regal Barca 1-0 
 4. Caja Laboral 1-0 
 5. Manresa 1-0 
 6. Valencia 1-0 
 7. Bizkaia Bilbao 1-0 
 8. A.G. Fuenla 1-0 
 9. Lucentum Al. 1-0 
 10. Lagun Aro 0-1 
 11. Xacobeo BS 0-1 
 12. MMT Estudia. 0-1 
 13. CB Murcia 0-1 
 14. Valladolid 0-1 
 15. Granada 0-1 
 16. Cajasol 0-1 
 17. Gran Canaria 0-1 
 18. Unicaja 0-1 


ACB: Summary of Round 1 - by Eurobasket News
Gran Canaria - DKV Joventut 67-69
DKV Joventut grabbed nice 69-67 win on the island having Clay Tucker (195-G-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) on fire with 24 points. Uros Tripkovic (197-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) had 11 points and 6 rebounds, while Kristaps Walters helped with 9 points. Jaycee Carroll answered with 23 points (7 triples) for Granca.

Cajasol - Real Madrid 56-76
Real Madrid cruised past Cajasol in style with 76-56. Rimantas Kaukenas (193-G-77, college: Seton Hall) had wonderful debut netting 21 points. Sergio Llull (190-G-87) posted 14 and Louis Bullock helped with 10 pts. Cajasol had only one player with double-digits in scoring, Tariq Kurksay - 10 pts (7 rebs).

CB Murcia - Caja Laboral 66-88
Caja Laboral opened 2009/10 season in style registering easy 88-66 road win against Murcia. Fernando San Emeterio (198-G/F-84) top-scored in this victory with 22 points (5 rebs). Stanko Barac (217-C-86) was behind him with 20 points and 6 boards. In the loosing squad, Tomas Delininkaitis scored 12.

Bizkaia Bilbao - Granada 74-63
Jerome Moiso (208-C/F-78, college: UCLA) was in a game mood pacing his team to home victory against Granada. He spent 26 minutes on the floor collecting 20 points and 8 rebounds. Javier Salgado (180-G-80) also was good netting 13 pts. On the other side, Jimmie Hunter delivered 15 points and grabbed 7 boards for the guests.

Lucentum Al. - Valladolid 80-78
Lucentum Alicante escaped with tiny 80-78 home win for 1-0 record in ACB 2009/10. Mindaugas Katelynas (205-F-83, college: Chattanooga) was a key player for the hosts with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Mario Stojic (198-G/F-80, agency: Interperformances) and Mario Austin had 12 each, while Vule Avdalovic helped with 10 points. Valadollid got 17 pts from Federico Van Lacke.

Lagun Aro GBC - Manresa 77-80
Manresa closed Round 1 with road victory against Lagun Aro GBC. Jordi Grimau (195-G-83), Brian Cusworth (213-C-84, college: Harvard), Rodrigo San Miguel and Sergiy Gladyr netted 14 points each for Manresa. Antwain Barbour responded with 20 points in defeat, while Andy Panko stopped on 15 pts.

Unicaja - A.G. Fuenla 71-74
Fuenlabrada surprised Unicaja in Malaga mostly owing to Gerald Fitch (191-G-82, agency: SportsTalent, college: Kentucky) and Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83), who drained 22 and 20 points respectively. Batista pulled down 15 rebounds beside that. In Unicaja, Joel Freeland had 17 and Pooh Jeter added 14 points.

Xacobeo BS - Regal Barca 63-80
Easy 80-63 win for Barca, who got 19 points from Juan Navarro (192-G-80). Erazem Lorbek (210-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) nailed 15 and Pete Mickeal delivered 2 points less. The ACB newcomer got 20 points and 9 rebounds from Marc Jackson.

Valencia BC - MMT Estudia. 80-68
Victor Claver (207-F/C-88) had 19 and Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) stepped up for Valencia BC with 18 points, including just two missed shots. Third scorer for the hosts was Matt Nielsen. In Estu, Blake Ahearn was way better than the others with 22 points (5 triples).


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Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Eco Orebro 5-1 
 2. Norrkoping 4-0 
 3. Plannja 4-1 
 4. Boras 4-1 
 5. Solna 4-1 
 6. Sundsvall 4-1 
 7. Uppsala 1-4 
 8. Gothia Basket 0-4 
 9. Sodertalje 0-4 
 10. Jamtland 0-4 
 11. 08 0-5 


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Johan WESTERLUND
  08
  (191-G/F-84)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Westerlund, 0817.8 
 2. Westerlund, 0817.8 
 3. Nystrom, Boras17.8 
 4. Westerlund, 0817.8 
 5. Nystrom, Boras17.8 
 6. Person, Uppsala17.6 
 7. Person, Uppsala17.6 
 8. Klaric, Eco Orebro17.5 
 9. Jonker, Sundsvall17.5 
 10. Jonker, Sundsva.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin RINGSTROM
  Gothia Basket
  (206-F-81)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Ringstrom, Gothia B.14.5 
 2. Palm, Boras14.0 
 3. Palm, Boras14.0 
 4. Palm, Boras14.0 
 5. Palm, Boras13.3 
 6. Palm, Boras13.3 
 7. Palm, Boras13.2 
 8. Palm, Boras13.2 
 9. Jonker, Sundsvall12.7 
 10. Jonker, Sundsva.12.7 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan LARSSON
  Plannja
  (184-G-74)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Larsson, Plannja7.5 
 2. Grant, Norrkoping7.0 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping6.7 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping6.7 
 5. Grant, Norrkoping6.7 
 6. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.3 
 7. Grant, Norrkoping6.3 
 8. Grant, Norrkoping6.3 
 9. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.3 
 10. Grant, Norrkopi.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Carter, Gothia B.3.3 
 2. Carter, Gothia B.3.3 
 3. Carter, Gothia B.3.3 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping3.0 
 5. Grant, Norrkoping3.0 
 6. Grant, Norrkoping3.0 
 7. Hellgren, Jamtland2.8 
 8. Chuk, Sodertalje2.8 
 9. Grant, Norrkoping2.8 
 10. Chuk, Sodertal.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John ROSENDAHL
  Plannja
  (203-F/C-77)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rosendahl, Plannja3.0 
 2. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.5 
 3. Rosendahl, Plannja2.3 
 4. Palm, Boras2.0 
 5. Palm, Boras2.0 
 6. Palm, Boras2.0 
 7. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.8 
 8. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.8 
 9. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.8 
 10. Rosendahl, Plann.1.8 


Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Eagles 3-0 
 2. Blackeberg 3-0 
 3. Haga Haninge 2-1 
 4. Akropol 2-1 
 5. BG Lulea 2-2 
 6. Lulea Steel 1-1 
 7. Alvik Basket 1-2 
 8. Polisen 1-2 
 9. Talje 1-2 
 10. Lidingo 1-2 
 11. Uppsala KFUM 1-2 
 12. Hallsta 0-3 
South
 1. Hoganas 2-0 
 2. Nassjo 2-0 
 3. Solna Branten 2-1 
 4. Kalmar 2-1 
 5. Eos 1-1 
 6. Sanda 1-1 
 7. Norrkoping BK 1-1 
 8. Srbija 1-1 
 9. Fryshuset 0-0 
 10. Kvarnby 0-3 
 11. Jonkoping 0-3 


Basketligan, Round 5: Sundsvall hands the first loss to Plannja - by Eurobasket News
Eco Orebro - Sodertalje 75-64
Eco Orebro was too strong for the Kings jumping to 5-1 record in Basketligan. Drazen Klaric (205-F-80) stepped up in victory with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Andrew Pleick (196-G-80, college: Lafayette) was behind him with 16 pts and 8 assists. Sodertalje (0-4) got 17 points from Thomas Massamba (185-G-85).

Boras - Gothia Basket 69-65
Boras moved up to 4-1, while Gothia fell to 0-4 after this game. Michael Palm (208-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: W.Washington) once again shined for his team collecting 19 points and 10 rebounds. Martin Ringstrom (206-F-81, agency: Rasmussen Services) responded with 14 points in defeat.

Jamtland - Solna 61-72
Jamtlad faced with fourth consecutive loss, while the Vikings joined Plannja, Boras and Sundsvall with 4-1 record. Martin Pahlmblad (193-G-86) led the Vikings with 17, while Saulius Dumbliauskas (202-C-81, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure) added 12 pts and 6 rebounds. Stian Mjos delivered 17 points for Jamtland.

Plannja - Sundsvall 81-91
Sundsvall (4-1) grabbed valuable road win against Plannja Basket. As a reminder, the hosts had perfect 4-0 before this game. Andrew Spagrud (203-F-85) stepped up with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while John Jonker (206-C-85, college: Cornerstone) scored 5 pts less than him. Brandon McKnight (188-G-83, agency: Promotex, college: Purdue) netted 19 pts for the hosts.

Uppsala - 08 Stockholm 90-80
The box-score will be available soon.


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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. SAV Vacallo 3-0 
 2. BBC Nyon 3-0 
 3. Fribourg 2-0 
 4. Lugano Tigers 2-0 
 5. Monthey 2-1 
 6. SAM Massagno 1-2 
 7. Starwings 1-2 
 8. Boncourt 1-2 
 9. MGS 0-2 
 10. Lausanne 0-3 
 11. Geneva Devils 0-3 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Zurich W. 3-0 
 2. Martigny 2-0 
 3. Bernex 2-0 
 4. DDV Lugano 2-1 
 5. Swiss Central 2-1 
 6. Pully 2-1 
 7. Villars 1-2 
 8. Chene 1-2 
 9. Vevey 1-2 
 10. Zurich K. 1-2 
 11. Acad.Fribourg 1-2 
 12. Vernier 0-2 
 13. Neuchatel 0-3 


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  SYRIA   


Last Syrian Basket News - by Ahmad Madwar

A new starting date has been set for the Syrian Basketball League, 15th Nov 2009 was the original date, but now the new date has become 12th of December, the reason for this delaying is for giving all the league team enough time to get prepared well and pick the better foreign players.

The engineer Alaa Gokhajy is the new couch for Al Wathbah basketball team, instead of Feras Al Khojah who become the new couch of Teshrin basketball team.

Player news:
3 Alkaramah team players had been released and their names are, Mohamad Fadlia who has signed for Tishrin team and Vatshah Nalbadian who has signed for Al Jiesh Team, and Ramy Esaa who is currently without a team...
Tishrin Team had signed contracts with 6 new players who are, Mohamad Fadliia coming from AlKaramah, Somar Khoruy coming from the AlWathbah, Saleh Mazik coming from Al Nawaier, Mohamad Al Khalek and Wassim Ahmadok coming from Al Hurreia, and Mohamad Yamen coming from Al Araby. and as a side note, Tishrin Team is the very first team had started its preparations for the up coming season..........



New News about Syrian Basket - by Ahmad Madwar
A new starting date has been set for the Syrian Basketball League, 15th Nov 2009 was the original date, but now the new date has become 12th of December, the reason for this delaying is for giving all the league team enough time to get prepared well and pick the better foreign players.

The engineer Alaa Gokhajy is the new couch for Al Wathbah basketball team, instead of Feras Al Khojah who become the new couch of Teshrin basketball team.

Player news:
3 Alkaramah team players had been released and their names are, Mohamad Fadlia who has signed for Tishrin team and Vatshah Nalbadian who has signed for Al Jiesh Team, and Ramy Esaa who is currently without a team...
Tishrin Team had signed contracts with 6 new players who are, Mohamad Fadliia coming from AlKaramah, Somar Khoruy coming from the AlWathbah, Saleh Mazik coming from Al Nawaier, Mohamad Al Khalek and Wassim Ahmadok coming from Al Hurreia, and Mohamad Yamen coming from Al Araby. and as a side note, Tishrin Team is the very first team had started its preparations for the up coming season, that has been started for nearly a month and is still looking for a player for the Combo guard position.


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Young paced Quimper to victory - by Albert-Lee Young
TT point guard Ian Young had another big game for Quimper Ujap as they grabbed their first win, 78-67, against Nantes on October 10 in Round 3 of the regular season in the French Pro B league.

After two consecutive defeats, Ian Young paced his team to victory with 27 points and 4 assists in 30 minutes playing time. Young shot 5-11 from beyond the arc, 4-10 from the field and 4-5 from the foul line.

Young got valuable support from Marius Runkauskas who scored 14pts and Darren Kent with 12pts. Mehdi Labeyrie shined for Nantes (1-2) collecting 19 points and 6 rebounds.



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  UKRAINE   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. BC Kyiv 3-0 
 2. BC Donetsk 3-0 
 3. Kryvbasbasket 3-0 
 4. Khimik 2-0 
 5. Azovmash 2-1 
 6. Budivelnyk 2-1 
 7. Dnipro 2-1 
 8. Ferro-ZNTU 2-1 
 9. BC Odessa 1-1 
 10. Mykolaiv 1-2 
 11. Pulsar 0-2 
 12. Politek.Lviv 0-3 
 13. Hoverla 0-3 
 14. DniproAzot 0-3 
 15. Gryfony 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Men


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Maffei: I'll try my best to view Al Wasl in better shape this season - by Mohammed Malas
Daniel Maffei from Argentina is facing a new experience in UAE by coaching Al Wasl in the upcoming season 2009-2010, He spoke about his next plans and ideas for the new season in an exclusive interview with Eurobasket.com....

1- Where do you see your team next season?
The basketball is a ladder. You have to think step by step. I just want us to focus on the next match, or stair, you name it.Then, we will know where we finished.

2- How did you find the players and the training facilities?
Find a team with a different mentality, very different to what I intend. We take time but we will. Much offensive talent, but little knowledge / application in defense.They want to win and that's what counts.

3- What do you think about the new rule which is depending on only one import per team this season?
I think that 2 would be nice. I do not know what are the real reasons for deciding one. I think that the Gulf countries should play with 2 in their leagues at the same time on the court, And put other rules in order to enter the new bloods. I've suggested many times, and I'm still available to help in this, but it is difficult to change the habits of many years. The basketball success depends on good planning in a team or a federation.

4- Hows the level of your import Chris Burgess (209-C-79, college: Utah) and what do you expect from him?
He's the exact player I need for my team. I think many people may not understand the real value because there are many intangibles that he has.Es the kind of player teammates probably always want. Maybe people will see sometime he no score to much in some game, but for me, the only important is to win, and in this side, we will use him, TO WIN.I'm trying to change the idea about the import is good only if score 30 pts every night. The players are really good when they do better than their teammates, and this helps to win.

5- Did you look at the other teams in the league? Where do you see yourself among them?
I have not seen the other teams. When the league starts, we do the scouting. for now I'm just focused on my team and I intend to take the pace as fast posible.I consider that the phrase 'step by step' is a golden rule. Anyone who looks much the top of the mountain, probably never will arrive there, because they fall into the first hole that find

6- You coached in the are before in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, In which place you put UAE till now between them?
Jordan is obviously one step ahead of all teams from the gulf, and this was demonstrated in the last FIBA asia. I think all the teams in the Gulf are at a similar level, which could certainly improve, and much, by improved competition is in each country, or so, euroliga style, a regional competition. It is not that difficult. But the problem is that nobody focuses on improving youth categories and thus never reach a good level

7- What is the missing part for UAE basketball to go ahead?
Who have many things in other places are very difficult to achieve (beyond money). Good facilities, good roads, very short distances. I think people do not have the benefit of advice for basketball and not personal interests. When you look at basketball and then if it's good or not for me, we are on right way.Is easy to organize in the UAE a very, very good internal competition so that the first real professional league Gulf. You can not demand a player that comes from having to work 8 hours in training intensity, or to motivate a young player to be professional, because after that will not find a league where they can play like a pro, from 9 to 10 months.

8- Are you with pushing some new blood from the UAE local players in your team or with depending on key members?
A little because as you know, I like much, and a little out of necessity, many injured players, we are giving opportunity to young players showing their conditions. But, as I said before, they have no sports and psychological basis for this moment. Like I think there is talent that is pushing and should be considered.

9- At the end, What do you like to say to the Yellow Castle fans?
My goal is that both they and we're proud of the team. This is a sport where one wins and another loses, and that's a real possibility, but even losing one's pride can leave satisfied. That is not negotiable in my team. of course I hope they accompany more to the team during all games, and we can give them a lot of wins.


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Sharks Go Top - by Andy Webb
Sheffield Sharks are the new leaders of the BBL after winning their fourth consecutive match to move two points clear of reigning champions Newcastle Eagles.

Former Pittsburgh University star Mike Cook (193-G/F-84, college: Pittsburgh) was once again Sharks leading scorer as his 26-points helped his new club to a 67-78 victory at winless PAWS London Capital.

The Sharks were made to work hard for the points as Capital trailed by just two 47-49 deep into the third quarter. However, a 10-2 finish to the period gave player-coach Atiba Lyons' team a 10-point lead which they refused to relinquish.

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders continued their strong start to the season with a comfortable 99-65 over Essex Pirates.

Coach Rob Paternostro was boosted by the performance of his bench players who were on court during a decisive run in the second quarter which blew the game open.

During the second quarter a 24-7 run sent Riders out to a 45-23 lead. Leicester spread the scoring round with buckets for Adam Williams, Tony Windless, Barry Lamble, Tack Minor, LaTaryl Williams, Aaron Westbrooks, Isaac Westbrooks and Jason Johnson.

Pirates battled bravely but couldn't mount any serious challenge runs to get back within touch.

Glasgow Rocks secured a hard fought road win with an 87-93 victory at Worcester Wolves. The result moves Rocks back to .500 in the standings, but leaves Wolves still searching for their first points of the season.

Rocks blew an 11-point lead (60-71), which Worcester pulled back to 73-73 midway through the quarter. But they soon re-established their authority as Jessie Sapp hit seven from the line and a Gareth Murray three gave them enough breathing room to take the win.

PAWS London Capital 67 (19,31,49) (Cadogan 17, Ataha 13, Janusauskas 15)
Sheffield Sharks 78 (19,39,59) (Cook 26, Patton 19, Cauthorn 15)


Sheffield Sharks moved to the top of the BBL after winning their fourth consecutive. They are now two points clear of reigning champions Newcastle Eagles.

Former Pittsburgh University star Mike Cook was once again Sharks leading scorer as his 26-points helped his new club to a 67-78 victory at winless London Capital.

The Sharks were made to work hard for the points as Capital trailed by just two 47-49 deep into the third quarter. However, a 10-2 finish to the period gave player-coach Atiba Lyons' (pictured) team a 10-point lead which they refused to relinquish.

Earlier the teams had shared the spoils in the first quarter to go into the second period 19-19. Sheffield gradually edged away before half time with buckets by Ryan Patton and Tafari Toney to lead 31-39 at the interval.

After an exciting third quarter which saw Sheffield establish a double-digit lead (49-59) the visitors went out to 49-65 midway through the final stanza. Capital trimmed the gap to 65-74 but four free throws from the in-form Cook sealed the win for Sharks.

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 99 (21,51,73) (Johnson 23, Westbrooks 19, Minor 11)
Essex Pirates 65 (16,31,48) (Rodrigo 12, Metcalfe 11, Toluwase 8)


Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders continued their strong start to the season with a comfortable 99-65 over Essex Pirates.

Coach Rob Paternostro (pictured) was boosted by the performance of his bench players who were on court during a decisive run in the second quarter which blew the game open.

Riders began the match with an 8-2 burst to put the Pirates on the back foot. A 9-3 run by the visitors, though, handed them their first and only lead of the night at 11-13.

Leicester soon strung together a 10-3 run to close the opening quarter with a 21-16 advantage.

There was no let up during the second quarter with a 24-7 run sending Riders out to a 45-23 lead. Leicester spread the scoring round with buckets for Adam Williams, Tony Windless, Barry Lamble, Tack Minor, LaTaryl Williams, Aaron Westbrooks, Isaac Westbrooks and Jason Johnson.

Pirates fought hard to trim the gap but could only get it back to 51-31 by half time.

After the interval Riders maintained and slightly extended their lead primarily from the free throw line to head into the final stanza 73-48.

And in the fourth quarter a 13-1 run took the lead beyond 30 for the first time and the home side cruised to their third win of the season.

Worcester Wolves 87 (17,40,60) (Harker 20, Uzkuraitis 18, Zabas 17)
Glasgow Rocks 93 (24,40,68) (Sapp 28, Yanders 24, Copeland 20)


Glasgow Rocks secured a hard fought road win with an 87-93 victory at Worcester Wolves.

The result moves Rocks back to .500 in the standings, but leaves Wolves still searching for their first points of the season.

Worcester were quickest to get into their stride with Evaldas Zabas' three giving them a six-point lead (13- 7). Rocks soon responded though to go on an 8-0 run to go in front, Jessie Sapp scoring the final three points.

Sapp again capped off a Rocks 9-0 burst at the end of the first quarter as Sterling Davis' team led 17-24 after ten minutes.

Despite a Rob Yanders three taking the Rocks lead to ten at the start of the second quarter Worcester slowly began to chip away at the deficit. Harry Disy scored six in an 18-7 run that put Wolves 35-34 in front. However a Sapp three with 26 seconds left in the half tied the match at 40-40.

Wolves were only level once more in the game as Rocks opened the second half with a 10-3 run - seven of which were from Mike Copeland. Worcester got within one shot of Rocks on several occasions during the quarter until a 6-0 finish by Glasgow made in 60- 68.

The final stanza saw Rocks blow an 11-point lead (60- 71), which Worcester pulled back to 73-73 midway through the quarter. But they soon re-established their authority as Sapp hit seven from the line and a Gareth Murray (pictured) three gave them enough breathing room to take the win.



Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Sheffield S. 4-1 
 2. Newcastle E. 3-0 
 3. Leicester R. 3-1 
 4. Cheshire J. 3-2 
 5. Guildford H. 2-1 
 6. MK Lions 2-2 
 7. Scottish R. 2-2 
 8. Worthing T. 2-2 
 9. Everton T. 1-1 
 10. Essex Pirates 1-2 
 11. Andorra NT 0-0 
 12. Plymouth R. 0-2 
 13. London C. 0-3 
 14. Worcester W. 0-4 




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Women News

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE - Women  


Home teams win first games - by Zeljko Zule
All home teams won in the Round 1 of WABA Zavarovalnica Triglav League.
PGM Ragusa-Medvescak 64-53 (Kustro 12, Benic12, Grbas 10, Dubelj 2, Anic 10, Demirovic 11, Bozikov 7 - Meznaric 4, Cuncic 14, Mazic 16, Begic 1, Kraljev 3, Rados 4, Badanjak 10): Niksa Benic enjoyed a winning start as Ragusa coach vith victory over Medvescak.
Jolly JBS Sibenik-Kranjska Gora 68-57 (Lokas 8, Aleksic 8, Misura 17, Semeren 4, Bura 15, Ivanovic 10, Popovic 6 - Jurse 3, Oblak 20, Nelc 2, Gacner 11, Tratsiak-Terglav 7, Osterman 2, Trebec 12): With the scored tied at 53, Sibenik scored 13 straight points.
Gospic CO-Mladi Krajisnik 87-59 (Ivezic 19, Jurcevic 2, Jelavic 11, A.Vrsaljko 13, Salopek 4, Avgustin 5, Thomas 33 - Deura 9, Mikic 5, Kapor 15, Zakula 6, Vasovic 17, Rados 4): Gospic led by as many as 20 points at the half and Carla Thomas finished with 33 points.
Jedinstvo-AJM Maribor 82-67
(Knezevic 14, Bigovic 13, Burdzovic, Garcevic 3, Graha 14, Hadzovic 14, Jankovic 7, Ruzic 15 - Kukovec 8, Prsa 2, Kure 6, Ilijev 19, Furman 13, Baltic 21): Jedinstvo had their largest lead of the game at 54-18 in the second quarter, but Maribor won the third period by 25-5 and cut the deficit to 59-65.
Merkur Celje-Vojvodina 58-46 (Tavic 12, Kerin 7, Baric 17, Verbole 2, Jagodic 2, Hughes 14, Richards 4 - Cabarkapa 8, Ostojic 9, Je.Karakasevic 10, Dusanic 3, Krnjetin 10, Stupar 4, Jo.Karakasevic 2).


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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - Women  


Day 2 in Madagascar - by Eurobasket News
GROUP A

Cameroon -Madagascar 67:39


Cameroon ties Madagascar at 1-1 record after beating them in Day 2 of FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Cameroon played better on Saturday with 67:39 victory. The guests opened the game 17-8 and added 19-18 before the halftime. Cameroon also was better in the third period with 18-13 and 13-5 in the last stanza. Amina Njonkou (185-F-88, college: Arizona) led the way with 20 points while Belle Mendeng added 10 points and 8 rebounds. In Day 3 Madagascar will host South Africa and Cameroon will take on South Africa.

South Africa -Mauritius 70:29

South Africa and Mauritius battled for the first victory at the FIBA Africa Championship for Women in Day 2. South Africa looked much better in the court to smash the opponents 70:29 for 1-1 record. The winners started with 20-6 and then added 14-10 for 34:16 halftime advantage. South Africa exploded with 17-4 in the third quarter and had 19-9 to finish the game. Elizabeth Modiselle paced all the winners with 18 points, while Ellen Moutlwatse (86) added 14 points, 6 rebounds. Lungile Mtsweni contributed 10 points to complete the beating of the Mauritius side. South Africa will face Madagascar in Day 3 and Mauritius will take on Mozambique.

Senegal-Mozambique 73:37

Senegal rolled over Mozambique 73:37 in Day 2 of FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Senegal became the only undefeated team in the group after two days. The winners started with 17-7 in the opening quarter and added 17-4 due to the great defense in the second quarter. They also won the third and the last quarters respectively. Mame Diouf led the game with 16 points while Fatou Dieng and Awa Gueye (182-F-78) contributed 12 points each. Mozambique tied their record at 1-1. Senegal will take on Cameroon while Mozambique will take less fancy Mauritius in Day 3.

GROUP B
Tunisia-Angola 56:62


Angola remained undefeated in the FIBA Africa Championship for Women after the second day. The team overcame Tunisia 62:56 for 2-0 record. The latter played better in the first quarter and grabbed 16-8 at the end of it. They however faltered in the second quarter scoring only five points to Angola 24 to move into the break with a 32:21 points deficit. Angola was managed to win the rest of the game to remain undefeated. Nassecela Mauricio (181-F-80) had 10 points 9 rebounds and 3 assists while the duo of Luisa Tomas (83) and Ngiendula Filipe contributed 10 points each for their side hard earn victory. Maha Chelly top-scored with 15 points and 7 rebounds in the losing effort. Tunisia will face Nigeria in Day 3 while Angola battle Cote dIvoire.

Mali-Cote dIvoire 52:62

Cote dIvoire upset the defending champions of the FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Mali lost to the opponent 52:62 as the latter grabbed the second straight win. Mali however won the opening quarter 15-9, but then Cote dIvoire responded with 21-7 in the second. The latter had 43:34 at the end of the third period and led the game to the winning end. Kani Kouyate (90) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 5 steals. Denaimou NGarsanet had a double double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Naignouma Coulibaly collected 13 points and 8 rebounds in defeat. Cote dIvoire will play against Angola, while Mali taking on Rwanda.


Nigeria-Rwanda 79:49

Nigeria overcame Rwanda for 1-1 record at the tournament. The latter dropped at 0-2 and will hope for the initial win in the next games.


Standings
Standings
Group A
1. Senegal2-0
2. Cameroon1-1
3. Madagascar.1-1
4. Mozambique.1-1
5. S.Africa1-1
6. Mauritius0-2
Group B
1. Angola2-0
2. Ivory Coas.2-0
3. Mali1-1
4. Nigeria1-1
5. Rwanda0-2
6. Tunisia0-2


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  ANGOLA - Women  


Angola remained undefeated in Madagascar - by Eurobasket News
Tunisia-Angola 56:62

Angola remained undefeated in the FIBA Africa Championship for Women after the second day. The team overcame Tunisia 62:56 for 2-0 record. The latter played better in the first quarter and grabbed 16-8 at the end of it. They however faltered in the second quarter scoring only five points to Angola 24 to move into the break with a 32:21 points deficit. Angola was managed to win the rest of the game to remain undefeated. Nassecela Mauricio (181-F-80) had 10 points 9 rebounds and 3 assists while the duo of Luisa Tomas and Ngiendula Filipe (178-F-82) contributed 10 points each for their side hard earn victory. Maha Chelly (82) top-scored with 15 points and 7 rebounds in the losing effort. Tunisia will face Nigeria in Day 3 while Angola battle Cote dIvoire.



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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


WNBL: Adelaide, Townsville and Bulleen Boomers remain perfect after 2 rounds - by Eurobasket News
Townsville F. - Canberra C. 79-78
The Townsville Fire escaped with 79-78 win against the Caps, keeping the perfect record after two games. Amy Lewis (175-G-86, college: Troy) top-scored for the Fire with 15, while Aneka Kerr (183-F-81) added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Tracey Beatty (202-C-79) collected 20 pts and 8 rebounds for the Caps.

Perth L. - Bendigo S. 58-85
The Bendigo Spirit smashed the Perth Lynx 85-58 jumping to 1-2 record in WNBL. Kristi Harrower (166-G-75) once again was a key player in her team collecting 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Kate Malpass (176-G-88) answered with 15 pts for the Lynx (0-2).

Sydney UF - Dandenong R. 73-65
2-1 for the Sydney Uni Flames and 0-2 for the Dandenong Rangers after this game. Suzy Batkovic-Brown (193-C-80) stepped up for the winners with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Stephanie Cumming (178-G-90) responded with 16 points in defeat.

Bulleen B. - AIS 110-40
The Boomers destroyed AIS moving up to 2-0 record, while AIS fell to 0-3. Elizabeth Cambage (203-C-91) was way better than the others in this victory with 31 points and 10 rebounds. On the other side, Alice Kunek (186-G/F-91) scored 8 pts.

Logan T. - Canberra C. 60-63
The Caps celebrated nice 63-60 win against the Thunder, who dropped t 1-1. Jessica Bibby (169-G-79) stepped up for the guests with 23 points. Kristen Veal (176-G-81) netted 11 pts and handed out 7 assists for the loosing squad.

Adelaide - Bendigo S. 76-62
The team from Adelaide had Sam Woosnam (185-F-78) and Angela Marino (166-G-86) on fire in this game with 18 points each. Woosnam had 11 boards beside that. Jessica Foley also had important role in this victory with 16 pts and 10 rebs. In Bendigo, Kristi Harrower shined with 28 points and 8 rebs. Adelaide 2-0.


Standings - WNBL
WNBL Standings
 1. Adelaide 2-0 
 2. Townsville F. 2-0 
 3. Bulleen B. 2-0 
 4. Sydney UF 2-1 
 5. Bendigo S. 2-1 
 6. Logan T. 1-1 
 7. Canberra C. 1-2 
 8. Dandenong R. 0-2 
 9. Perth L. 0-2 
 10. AIS 0-3 


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Sydney UF
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 29
 1. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.29.0 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.26.0 
 3. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.26.0 
 4. Harrower, Bendi.26.0 
 5. Harrower, Bendi.26.0 
 6. Harrower, Bendi.26.0 
 7. Harrower, Bendi.25.5 
 8. Foley, Adelaide25.0 
 9. Bibby, Canberra C.23.0 
 10. Cambage, Bul.23.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ashley GILMORE
  Perth L.
  (180-F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Gilmore, Perth L.13.0 
 2. Penaluna, Bulleen B.13.0 
 3. Kerr, Townsville F.12.0 
 4. Gilmore, Perth L.11.5 
 5. Kerr, Townsville F.11.5 
 6. Kerr, Townsville F.11.5 
 7. Gilmore, Perth L.11.5 
 8. Woosnam, Adelaide9.0 
 9. Francis, Adelaide9.0 
 10. Penaluna, Bulleen.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sharin MILNER
  Bulleen B.
  (162-G-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Milner, Bulleen B.9.0 
 2. Marino, Adelaide8.0 
 3. Afeaki, Sydney UF8.0 
 4. Woosnam, Adelaide7.0 
 5. Milner, Bulleen B.7.0 
 6. Milner, Bulleen B.7.0 
 7. Veal, Logan T.6.5 
 8. Veal, Logan T.6.5 
 9. Veal, Logan T.6.0 
 10. Hurst, Canberra.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Natalie PORTER
  Sydney UF
  (185-F-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Porter, Sydney UF6.0 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.4.0 
 3. Foley, Adelaide4.0 
 4. Veal, Logan T.3.0 
 5. Veal, Logan T.3.0 
 6. Purcell, Logan T.3.0 
 7. Porter, Sydney UF3.0 
 8. Purcell, Logan T.2.5 
 9. Purcell, Logan T.2.5 
 10. Finnigan, Bendigo.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Takia STARKS
  Perth L.
  (173-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Starks, Perth L.5.0 
 2. Tolo, Canberra C.4.0 
 3. Smith, Townsville F.3.0 
 4. Smith, Townsville F.3.0 
 5. Tolo, Canberra C.2.7 
 6. Tolo, Canberra C.2.7 
 7. Tolo, Canberra C.2.7 
 8. Starks, Perth L.2.5 
 9. Dydek, Logan T.2.5 
 10. Starks, Perth.2.5 


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  BELGIUM - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Waregem 5-0 
 2. Sint Kateline 4-0 
 3. BBC Boom 2-2 
 4. Ieper 2-3 
 5. Point Chaud 1-2 
 6. N.Namur 1-2 
 7. Dexia 1-2 
 8. R.Spirou M. 1-2 
 9. Houthalen 1-3 
 10. Jeugd Gentson 1-3 


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  BULGARIA - Women  


NBL Qualifying Tournament: Minor finishes undefeated - by Eurobasket News
Minor - Tony 7 72-53

In a game which had no meaning for either team, Minor had an easy job against Tony 7. Having already qualified for the NBL, Minor played with just enough intensity to secure 72-53 win. Tony 7 players tried to leave best impression possible, but they still could not overcome the opponent who had it going for him all night. It was a close first half, where Tony 7 played without any stress. They wee able to match Minor intensity, and after the first quarter they even held 20-21 lead. The second quarter was marked by mistakes from both teams. They went from turnover to turnover, and were missing lot of shots. As result, it was a low scoring period where Minor scored 12, while Tony 7 netted 9 points. So at the halftime, Minor held minimal 30-32 lead. After the break, it was a close game as teams exchanged baskets. Then, midway through the third quarter Minor went on 11-0 run to gain first significant lead. With 10 minutes left to play, Minor held 52-41 and have finally imposed their game. In the final quarter, Minor continued to dominate further extending their lead. They routinely closed the game out, not allowing Tony 7 players to gain any sort of momentum. In the end they celebrated 73-52 win.
For the winning side, the trio of Kamelia Mihalkova (182-F-80), Nesheva and Svetlana Asenova-Lozanova (190-F-74) carried most of the scoring load. Kamelia Mihalkova led the way with double-double of 22 points and 11 boards, Radmila Nesheva (172-G-81)and Svetlana Asenova-Lozanova scored 20 and 12 points respectively. Only two players reached double figures for Tony 7, and they were Gergana Koleva (170-G-82, agency: Promotex) with 18 and Pamela Decheva (179-G-92) with 12 points.

Minor: Kamelia Mihalkova 22 + 11 boards, Radmila Nesheva 20, Svetlana Asenova-Lozanova 12
Tony 7: Gergana Koleva 18, Pamela Decheva 12


NBL Qualifying Tournament: Slavija beats NSA Delta to secure last available spot in NBL - by Eurobasket News
Slavija NSA - Delta 69-67

Slavija managed to beat NSA Delta in thriller and to secure place in this years edition of NBL. In a game where neither team held more than 4-point lead, Slavija players had calmer nerves and a little more sports luck to come away with valuable victory. NSA Delta opened the game with 3-0 run. From there, they maintained this lead until midway of the first period when Slavija tied the score at 7. Teams exchanged baskets so after 10 minutes of play it was 16-15 for Slavija. In the second quarter, Slavija was not able to make a run. NSA Delta players hung close while trying to take the lead. In the final minute of the second quarter, Delta took the 2-point lead, but thanks to the 5-0 run Slavija managed to yet again turn the game. At the halftime, Slavija was holding 32-29. In third frame the teams continued to exchange in lead but Slavija was always 1-3 pts ahead. With 3 minutes to play in the third, NSA Delta went on a run to take 53-57 lead. However, Slavija quickly responded to cut the deficit at the end of this period to 60-59. Final quarter brought suspense, as the teams continued to battle it out. With minute and a half left the play the game was tied at 67. Than after a turnover by NSA Delta players with 24 seconds remaining, Albena Bachkova (170-G-73) was fouled and she converted 2 free throws to give Slavija 69-67 lead. This proved to be decisive as NSA delta missed their last shot.
Albena Bachkova led Slavija with 19 points on the night, while Tonka Tencheva (182-F-89) followed close with 18. Stefka Nikolova (170-G-90) added 15, while Ana Stoykova (F-89) recorded 9 points o go along 12 rebounds. Tsenkova led NSA Delta with 27 points while Anita Dimitrova (187-C-89) recorded double double with 13 points and 14 steals. Mariya Rangelova (185-C-90) also recorded double-double of 13 points and had game high 21 rebounds.

Slavija: Albena Bachkova 19, Tonka Tencheva 18, Stefka Nikolova 16, Ana Stoykova 9 + 11 boards
NSA Delta: Tsenkova 27, Anita Dimitrova 13 + 14 steals, Mariya Rangelova 13 + 21 boards


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  CAMEROON - Women  


Cameroon ties Madagascar at 1-1 record - by Eurobasket News
Cameroon -Madagascar 67:39

Cameroon ties Madagascar at 1-1 record after beating them in Day 2 of FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Cameroon played better on Saturday with 67:39 victory. The guests opened the game 17-8 and added 19-18 before the halftime. Cameroon also was better in the third period with 18-13 and 13-5 in the last stanza. Amina Njonkou (185-F-88, college: Arizona) led the way with 20 points while Belle Mendeng added 10 points and 8 rebounds. In Day 3 Madagascar will host South Africa and Cameroon will take on South Africa.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


UMMC rally past USK Praha - by Eurobasket News
UMMC - USK Praha 94:65

UMMC posted the second victory at the home international tournament. This time they rolled past USK Praha. UMMC set up an exciting title decider against undefeated Team USA on the final day of the tourney.
The hosts dominated from start to finish in this one. UMMC got to a nice start in front of almost 2000 spectators. They earned a 22:18 lead after ten minutes of the clash. The home team continued to mount the pressure as they stretched the lead at 14-point mark at the interval. USK Praha struggled to pick up the slack and had nothing to answer with. UMMC boosted the advantage at 25 points heading into the fourth period. Things never changed in the final period as UMMC coasted to the win in the final minutes.
Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) scored 17 points and 8 assists for UMMC. Maria Stepanova (203-C-79) had 16 points and 12 boards, while Olga Arteshina (182-F-82) finished with 14 points in the win. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78) responded with game-high 31 points for USK Praha. Cathrine Kraayveld (193-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) delivered 11 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

UMMC: Celine Dumerc 17, Maria Stepanova 16+12 boards, Olga Arteshina 14
USK Praha: Evanthia Maltsi 31, Cathrine Kraayveld 11



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  DENMARK - Women  


SISU stop Falcon - by Eurobasket News
SISU handed Falcon the first loss in the season. SISU earned a comfortable 78:55 success on the road. Larsen came up with 19 points to pace SISU to the initial victory in the championship. The visitors looked overwhelming in the opening half. They stunned Falcon to grab a 45:25 lead at halftime. The hosts never came back to life in the reminder of the contest and had to surrender at the end.
Louise Gronemann (184-F-84, college: Denver) and Malene Lindholm (187-F/C-79, college: Metro St.) added 11 points each for the winners. Chelsea Lutha (181-F-84) responded with 31 points and 12 boards for Falcon.
Aabyhoj also celebrated the first victory. They prevailed against Horsholm 64:58 away from home. The visitors used a 23:15 run in the opening stanza to build a decisive lead. The 79ers went on a desperate rescue rally in the fourth period but came up just short at the end. Emilie Hesseldal (185-F/C-90) notched 17 points to pace Aabyhoj. Sandra Muller-Garner (190-F/C-84, college: UNLV) added 16 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. The 79ers were led by 16 points and 10 rebounds from Jessica Pike (173-G-87, college: Oakland).
Virum clinched the second win in the season. They held off Vaerlose 72:52 at home court. Ivana Kostic (177-G-85) led balanced effort with 12 points and 5 assists. Ivana Udovalieva (84) netted 11 points in the winning effort. Tine Duelund fired 16 points for Vaerlose in the loss.



Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Standings
 1. Virum 2-1 
 2. Horsens 2-1 
 3. Falcon 2-1 
 4. Amager 1-1 
 5. Lemvig 1-1 
 6. Aabyhoj 1-1 
 7. SISU 1-1 
 8. Vaerlose 1-2 
 9. Horsholm 0-2 


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  FRANCE - Women  


NF2 Standings - by Juliane Hoehne
NF2 Standings
Group A
 1. Villeurbanne 5-0 
 2. Marseillais 5-0 
 3. La Tronche 4-1 
 4. St Etienne 4-1 
 5. St Chamond 3-2 
 6. Albervilles 3-2 
 7. Lyon 2-3 
 8. Venelles 2-3 
 9. Istres 2-3 
 10. St Jean 2-3 
 11. Le Coteau 1-4 
 12. Challes II 1-4 
 13. Roquebrune 1-4 
 14. Montbrison 0-5 
Group B
 1. Perpignan 5-0 
 2. Colomiers 4-1 
 3. Mourenx 4-1 
 4. Thouars 4-1 
 5. La Couronne 4-1 
 6. Feytiat 3-2 
 7. Gimontoise 3-2 
 8. Montpellier 2-3 
 9. Garnache 2-3 
 10. Le Poiré-sur-Vie 2-3 
 11. Bordeaux 1-4 
 12. Brive Correze 1-4 
 13. Talence 0-5 
 14. Tournefeuille 0-5 
Group C
 1. Angers 5-0 
 2. Sceaux 4-1 
 3. Le Havre 4-1 
 4. Versailles 4-1 
 5. Evreux 4-1 
 6. Avenir 3-2 
 7. Poitiers 3-2 
 8. Ifs 3-2 
 9. Gravenchonnais 2-3 
 10. Rennes II 2-3 
 11. Brest 1-4 
 12. Ouistreham 0-5 
 13. Saint-Brieuc 0-5 
 14. Nantes Moulin 0-5 
Group D
 1. Wasquehal 5-0 
 2. Aubervilliers 4-1 
 3. Chenove 4-1 
 4. Saint Gratien 4-1 
 5. Villeneuve II 3-2 
 6. Geispolsheim 3-2 
 7. Bourges II 3-2 
 8. Franconville 2-3 
 9. Furdenheim 2-3 
 10. Sainte-Savine 2-3 
 11. CFBB II 1-4 
 12. Aulnoye 1-4 
 13. Union Hainaut 1-4 
 14. Metz 0-5 


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  GERMANY - Women  


Standings - Women
DBBL Standings
 1. Saarlouis 3-0 
 2. Wasserburg 2-1 
 3. Marburg 2-1 
 4. Oberhausen 2-1 
 5. Wolfenbuettel 2-1 
 6. Freiburg 2-1 
 7. Halle 2-1 
 8. Leipzig 1-2 
 9. Herner 1-2 
 10. Opladen 1-2 
 11. Rhein MB 0-3 
 12. Donau-Ries 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Lisa KOOP
  Marburg
  (197-C-85)
  Avg: 31
 1. Koop, Marburg31.0 
 2. Bender, Halle23.5 
 3. Guzman, Leipzig23.0 
 4. Guzman, Leipzig23.0 
 5. Bar, Saarlouis22.7 
 6. Bar, Saarlouis22.7 
 7. Drozd, Herner22.5 
 8. Bar, Saarlouis21.0 
 9. Wilson, Donau-Ries21.0 
 10. Wilson, Donau-Ri.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.5 
 2. Wilson, Donau-Ries12.5 
 3. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.3 
 4. Wilson, Donau-Ries12.3 
 5. Wilson, Donau-Ries12.3 
 6. Danckert, Donau.11.7 
 7. Danckert, Donau.11.7 
 8. Thompson, Rhein MB11.5 
 9. Danckert, Donau.10.5 
 10. Thompson, Rhein10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Rego, Halle7.0 
 2. Schnitzler, Rhein M.6.0 
 3. Rego, Halle5.3 
 4. Paunovic, Freiburg5.0 
 5. Davidson, Marburg5.0 
 6. Davidson, Marburg5.0 
 7. Davidson, Marburg5.0 
 8. Ozen, Marburg4.5 
 9. Weber, Marburg4.0 
 10. Paunovic, Freibu.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tamara TATHAM
  Wasserburg
  (187-F-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Tatham, Wasserburg6.0 
 2. Brugman, Saarlouis6.0 
 3. Tatham, Wasserburg6.0 
 4. Brugman, Saarlouis6.0 
 5. Bejtic, Halle5.0 
 6. Tracey, Freiburg4.7 
 7. Brugman, Saarlouis4.5 
 8. Tracey, Freiburg4.5 
 9. Bar, Saarlouis4.5 
 10. Bar, Saarlou.4.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Elena DIAZ
  Leipzig
  (185-F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Diaz, Leipzig3.0 
 2. Smith, Saarlouis2.0 
 3. Protzig, Wasse.2.0 
 4. Smith, Saarlouis2.0 
 5. Diaz, Leipzig2.0 
 6. Protzig, Wasse.2.0 
 7. Bar, Saarlouis1.5 
 8. Protzig, Wasse.1.5 
 9. Thompson, Rhein MB1.5 
 10. Thompson, Rhein1.3 


DBBL Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Rhein MB - Wolfenbuettel 68-77
Wolfenbuettel outgunned Rhein MB on the road. Sabrina Scott (190-C-81, college: Colorado) paced the Wildcats with 15 points and 12 boards. Alexandra Muller and Jezabel Ohanian came up with 13 points each in the victory. Alissa Pierce responded with 18 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for Rhein.

Freiburg - Halle 65-62
Freiburg claimed the second win in the season as they narrowly defeated Halle at home court. Jahzinga Tracey (185-G/F, college: Indiana, PA) came up with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the home team. Mirna Paunovic added 14 points in the victory. Amanda Rego responded with 19 points, 7 boards and 4 steals for the Lions.

Herner - Saarlouis 65-82
Saarlois climbed on top of the ladder with the third straight win. This time they toppled Herner on the road. Romy Bar (188-F-87) poured in 26 points to lead the Royals. Stina Barnert added 12 points in the victory. Brianne O'Rourke responded with 22 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds as Herner fell at 1-2 record.

Leipzig - Donau-Ries 97-88
Leipzig celebrated the initial win in the season as they handled Donau-Ries at home court. Carmen Guzman (175-G-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: UAB) had a sizzling performance tallying 28 points, 6 boards, 6 steals and 3 assists in the win. Katarina Flasarova added 21 poins for the Eagles. Maxann Reese responded with 27 points for Donau-Ries Noerdlingen.

Marburg - Wasserburg 59-73
Wasserburg upset Marburg on the road handing those the first loss in the season. Ashley Hayes (178-G/F-87, college: Murray St.) orchestrated the win scoring 29 points for Wasserburg. Tamara Tatham added 16 points and 9 steals for the winners. Amanda Davidson replied with 18 points and 5 assists for Marburg.

Opladen - Oberhausen 76-74
Opladen narrowly defeated Oberhausen at home court. Kirsten Mohr (187-C-81) and Petra Glaser (196-F/C-81, college: Long Beach St.) scored 18 points each in the debut win for Opladen. Jacqueline Adamshick responded with 21 points and 12 boards as Oberhausen suffered the first defeat at the tournament.



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  HOLLAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Eredivisie Standings
EliteA
 1. HLB Account. 1-0 
 2. Binnenland 1-1 
 3. Woonbron/DAS 1-1 
 4. Celeritas-D. 1-1 
 5. Wereldtickets.nl 0-1 
EliteB
 1. Eurosped Tw. 2-0 
 2. ProBuild Lions 1-0 
 3. Amazone Leidsche 1-1 
 4. BV Lely 0-1 
 5. Grasshoppers 0-2 


ProBuild Lions demolish HLB Accountants in the first game of SuperCup - by Eurobasket News
HLB Accountants - ProBuild Lions 54:90
ProBuild Lions made a huge step towards winning the Dutch SuperCup. They thumped HLB Accountants in the first leg of the clash yesterday. The teams will meet again in Landsmeer tonight. Kati Harty (168-G-87, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) was instrumental in the win as she unloaded 35 points for the Lions.
HLB Accountants never looked in trouble at the start of the game. They grabbed a 10:5 lead early on. But the visitors closed the first frame on an 11:2 run to enjoy a 21:14 lead at the first break. Jasmijn Overbeeke (188-C/F-84) and Kati Harty nailed a pair of three-pointers early in the second quarter as ProBuild Lions started to take off. They marched to a 46:23 lead at halftime. HLB Accountants looked completely disbanded at the moment. Kati Harty fired two more triples at the start of the third period to keep things rolling for the visitors. The visitors boosted the lead at as many as 30 points heading into the final frame. HLB Accountants never came back to life and suffered a heavy blow at the start of the season.
Jasmijn Overbeeke, Marie Hoogstraten (179-F-88) and Marijn Neyndorff (178-F-83) finished with 12 points each in the win. Laura Kooij (184-F/C-82) answered with 11 points. Marloes Roetgerink (187-C-77) had 10 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

HLB Accountants: Laura Kooij 11, Marloes Roetgerink 10
ProBuild Lions: Kati Harty 35, Jasmijn Overbeeke 12, Marie Hoogstraten 12, Marijn Neyndorff 12



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  HUNGARY - Women  


USA topple MKB Euroleasing in Yekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News
USA - MKB Euroleasing 79:65

Team USA earned the second straight win at the international tournament in Yekaterinburg. They held off MKB Euroleasing to improve at 2-0 record. The USA will now take on UMMC for the trophy.
The teams traded baskets early in the game keeping close. But Shameka Christon (6'1''-G/F-82, college: Arkansas) exploded with back-to-back three-pointers late in the opening frame to give the USA a 22:15 lead into the second period. Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88) and Renee Montgomery triggered a 10:2 rally in the second frame to give the North American team a 38:23 lead. MKB Euroleasing had their weapons as they used several three-pointers to cut the margin back to 6 points. But the USA managed to eke out a 40:32 lead at halftime. Team USA cleared off to a 16-point distance in the third stanza. The Sopron outfit stayed contestant as they headed into the fourth term down by 9 points. But Team USA sparked an 11:2 run at the start of the final frame to build a decisive lead. They never looked back en route to the second straight win at the end.
Tina Charles came up with 15 points and 7 boards. Shameka Christon added 12 points, while Asjha Jones (6'2''-F-80, college: Connecticut) finished with 11 in the win. Jelena Milovanovic (6'3''-F-89) exploded with game-high 25 points for MKB Euroleasing. Amber Holt (6'0''-G/F-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) had 17 points in defeat.

USA: Tina Charles 15, Shameka Christon 12, Asjha Jones 11
MKB Euroleasing: Jelena Milovanovic 25, Amber Holt 17



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  ITALY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women


A1: Summary of Round 1 - by Eurobasket News
Faenza - Bracco Geas 56-61
Bracco Geas opened new season in style with 61-56 road win against Faenza. Debora Danzi (192-C/F-75) and Clarisse Machanguana (194-C/F-73, college: ODU) stepped up for the guests with 13 points and 7 rebounds each. Geraldine Robert shined in loss with monster double-double, 28 points and 16 rebounds, but that was not enough for her team today.

GMA Napoli - Basket Parma 51-68
Jennifer Screen (180-G-82), who had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists, paced her Basket Parma to impressive victory in Napoli. Milica Micovic (182-G-84, agency: Players Group) also scored 17, while Ines Ajanovic helped with 14 pts and 10 rebs. In Napoli, Mercedes Walker scored 15 pts.

Priolo - Familia Schio 73-65
Priolo had Roberta Meneghel (182-F-77) and Florina Pascalau (193-C-82) on fire with 16 points each, plus Tanja Cirov with 15 pts. Their teammates secured a good help, what was enough for 73-65 victory today. In Schio, Nicole Antibe delivered 16 points.

Taranto - Comense 70-46
Taranto destroyed Comense today for fantastic beginning of 2009/10 season. Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) shined for the winners with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Ilisaine David (191-F/C-77) was second scorer of the team with 15 pts. Leigh Aziz responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

Umana Reyer - Livorno 75-53
Easy win for the team from Venezia, who got the most from Gunta Basko (181-F-80, college: Siena): 24 points and 7 rebounds. Laura Harper (193-F/C-86, college: Maryland) had 14 pts and 9 boards, while Jennifer Nadalin scored 12. On the other side, Aleksandra Vujovic shined with 20 points.

Umbertide - Vomero NA 78-54
Umbertide closed Round 1 with 78-54 victory against Vomero. Chelsea Newton (180-G-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Rutgers) was a leading player for the hosts collecting 25 points and 5 rebounds. Benedetta Bagnara (178-G-87, agency: LBM Management) scored 12. In Vomero, Paola Mauriello netted 15 pts.


Standings A1 (W)
A1 Standings
 1. Lavezzini PA 1-0 
 2. Taranto 1-0 
 3. Umana Reyer 1-0 
 4. Priolo 1-0 
 5. San Giovanni 1-0 
 6. Umbertide 1-0 
 7. Pozzuoli 0-1 
 8. Livorno 0-1 
 9. Comense 0-1 
 10. Faenza 0-1 
 11. Vomero NA 0-1 
 12. Familia Schio 0-1 


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  IVORY COAST - Women  


Ivory Coast upset the defending champions - by Eurobasket News
Mali-Cote dIvoire 52:62

Ivory Coast upset the defending champions of the FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Mali lost to the opponent 52:62 as the latter grabbed the second straight win. Mali however won the opening quarter 15-9, but then Cote dIvoire responded with 21-7 in the second. The latter had 43:34 at the end of the third period and led the game to the winning end. Kani Kouyate (90) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 5 steals. Christelle Denaimou N'Garsanet (191-C-83, agency: Merit Sports, college: Missouri) had a double double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Naignouma Coulibaly collected 13 points and 8 rebounds in defeat. Cote dIvoire will play against Angola, while Mali taking on Rwanda.



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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Standings - Women
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Residence 2-0 
 2. T71 Dudelange 2-0 
 3. AB Contern 2-0 
 4. Musel Pikes 1-0 
 5. Racing 1-1 
 6. Amicale 1-1 
 7. Etzella 0-1 
 8. Basket Esch 0-2 
 9. Grengewald 0-2 
 10. Black Star 0-2 


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  MADAGASCAR - Women  


Cameroon ties Madagascar at 1-1 record - by Eurobasket News
Cameroon -Madagascar 67:39

Cameroon ties Madagascar at 1-1 record after beating them in Day 2 of FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Cameroon played better on Saturday with 67:39 victory. The guests opened the game 17-8 and added 19-18 before the halftime. Cameroon also was better in the third period with 18-13 and 13-5 in the last stanza. Amina Njonkou (185-F-88, college: Arizona) led the way with 20 points while Belle Mendeng added 10 points and 8 rebounds. In Day 3 Madagascar will host South Africa and Cameroon will take on South Africa.



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  MALI - Women  


Ivory Coast upset the defending champions - by Eurobasket News
Mali-Cote dIvoire 52:62

Ivory Coast upset the defending champions of the FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Mali lost to the opponent 52:62 as the latter grabbed the second straight win. Mali however won the opening quarter 15-9, but then Cote dIvoire responded with 21-7 in the second. The latter had 43:34 at the end of the third period and led the game to the winning end. Kani Kouyate (90) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 5 steals. Christelle Denaimou N'Garsanet (191-C-83, agency: Merit Sports, college: Missouri) had a double double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Naignouma Coulibaly collected 13 points and 8 rebounds in defeat. Cote dIvoire will play against Angola, while Mali taking on Rwanda.



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  MAURITIUS - Women  


South Africa thrashes Mauritius for the first victory - by Eurobasket News
South Africa -Mauritius 70:29

South Africa and Mauritius battled for the first victory at the FIBA Africa Championship for Women in Day 2. South Africa looked much better in the court to smash the opponents 70:29 for 1-1 record. The winners started with 20-6 and then added 14-10 for 34:16 halftime advantage. South Africa exploded with 17-4 in the third quarter and had 19-9 to finish the game. Elizabeth Modiselle paced all the winners with 18 points, while Ellen Moutlwatse (86) added 14 points, 6 rebounds. Lungile Mtsweni contributed 10 points to complete the beating of the Mauritius side. South Africa will face Madagascar in Day 3 and Mauritius will take on Mozambique.



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  MOZAMBIQUE - Women  


Senegal rolled over Mozambique in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News
Senegal-Mozambique 73:37

Senegal rolled over Mozambique 73:37 in Day 2 of FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Senegal became the only undefeated team in the group after two days. The winners started with 17-7 in the opening quarter and added 17-4 due to the great defense in the second quarter. They also won the third and the last quarters respectively. Mame Diouf led the game with 16 points while Fatou Dieng (170-G-85) and Awa Gueye (182-F-78) contributed 12 points each. Mozambique tied their record at 1-1. Senegal will take on Cameroon while Mozambique will take less fancy Mauritius in Day 3.


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  NORWAY - Women  


Stats Leaders
Kvinneligaen Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Glessner, Gimle 26.0
2 Engebretsen,Ullern 15.5
3 Lie, Ullern 15.5
Rebounds Per Game
1 N.Sand, Asker 15.0
2 Glessner, Gimle 8.0
3 Engebretsen, Ullern 7.5
Assists Per Game
1 Beilegaard, Nords. 5.0
2 Sodal, Nordstrand 5.0
3 Kristiansen, Ullern 4.0


Standings - Women
Kvinneligaen Standings
 1. Ullern 2-0 
 2. Asker/BV 1-0 
 3. Gimle 0-1 
 4. Nordstrand 0-1 
 5. Ulriken 0-1 


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  POLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - PLKK


Standings - PLKK
PLKK Standings
 1. CCC Polkowice 4-0 
 2. Gorzow 3-0 
 3. Lotos Gdynia 3-1 
 4. Super-Pol 3-1 
 5. Odra Brzeg 2-2 
 6. Energa Torun 2-2 
 7. TS Wisla Can-Pak 2-2 
 8. PTS Lider 2-2 
 9. Inea AZS P. 1-2 
 10. Utex Row 1-2 
 11. LKS Siemens 1-3 
 12. MUKS Pozn. 0-3 
 13. Artego Bydg. 0-4 


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  PORTUGAL - Women  


AD Vagos clinch SuperCup title - by Eurobasket News
AD Vagos - Olivais Coimbra 65:58

The first Portuguese trophy was at stake yesterday. Olivais Coimbra and AD Vagos clashed for the SuperCup at the Anadia Pavillion. AD Vagos avenged of the loss in the Liga Femenina Final claiming a tough success at the end. Clarissa dos Santos (182-C-88) notched 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge.
AD Vagos surprised Olivais at the start of the game. They got to an energetic start and jumped to a comfortable 27:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Olivais Coimbra stopped the bleeding in the second quarter. They adjusted their defense and limited AD Vagos to just 6 points in the quarter. Coimbra cut the deficit to just two points at halftime. The close battle continued in the third stanza. Olivais managed to come within one with ten minutes to go in the game. But AD Vagos did not allow their rivals to succeed. Clarissa dos Santos and Joana Lopes (185-F-86) paced AD Vagos to a hard-fought win at the end.
Joana Lopes came up with 18 points. Raquel Lopes Soares (165-G-76) and Ana Teixeira (184-C-79) had 8 points each in the victory. Danyel Crutcher (188-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: Illinois) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Olivais Coimbra. Freitas netted 13 points in the loss.

AD Vagos: Clarissa dos Santos 20+15 boards, Joana Lopes 18, Raquel Lopes Soares 8, Ana Teixeira 8
Olivais Coimbra: Danyel Crutcher 21, Filipa Freitas 13



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  PUERTO RICO - Women  


Mountaineers and Indians open playoff with wins - by Raul Colon
The Morovis Mountaineers, holders of the best record in the regular season (16-2) open up their quarterfinal match against the Juncos Valencianas with a closer than expected 77-69 win at the Jose Pepe Huyke coliseum.

Amy Denson picked off what she left off in the regular campaign. The former Arizona State forward scored notched her first double-double of the postseason to pace the Mountaineers attack. Denson scored 24 to go along with her 16 boards. Another highly prized import, Alisson Hollis netted 22. Pamela Rosado added 17. For the Valencianas, the 2008 champions, Tocara Ross led the scoring with 29. Yahimly Cabrera chipped in with 14. Tanaira Tapia had 9.

Both teams are idle until Tuesday when the best of five series resume in the Rafael Amalbert Coliseum in Juncos.

In Mayagez, the Indians serve notice to the rest of the field with a convincing 84-71 pounding of the enigmatic Guaynabo Conquistadors. The win gives the girls from the Sultana of the West the early led in their quarterfinal match up.

Marlene Zwarich led a balance attack with 20 points and 19 rebounds. Sacha Gonzalez had 18 while Mari Placido chipped in with 16. Point guard Jade Paez dished out 8 assists to go along with her 15 points. Shantrell Moss, one of the leading candidates to take home the Women Basketball Leagues MVP award, was the top scorer for the Conquistadors with 21 points. Recently signed Santia Jackson had 20 and 11 boards. Veteran PG Natalia Melendez finish with 9.



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  RUSSIA - Women  


UMMC rally past USK Praha - by Eurobasket News
UMMC - USK Praha 94:65

UMMC posted the second victory at the home international tournament. This time they rolled past USK Praha. UMMC set up an exciting title decider against undefeated Team USA on the final day of the tourney.
The hosts dominated from start to finish in this one. UMMC got to a nice start in front of almost 2000 spectators. They earned a 22:18 lead after ten minutes of the clash. The home team continued to mount the pressure as they stretched the lead at 14-point mark at the interval. USK Praha struggled to pick up the slack and had nothing to answer with. UMMC boosted the advantage at 25 points heading into the fourth period. Things never changed in the final period as UMMC coasted to the win in the final minutes.
Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) scored 17 points and 8 assists for UMMC. Maria Stepanova (203-C-79) had 16 points and 12 boards, while Olga Arteshina (182-F-82) finished with 14 points in the win. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78) responded with game-high 31 points for USK Praha. Cathrine Kraayveld (193-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) delivered 11 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

UMMC: Celine Dumerc 17, Maria Stepanova 16+12 boards, Olga Arteshina 14
USK Praha: Evanthia Maltsi 31, Cathrine Kraayveld 11



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  SENEGAL - Women  


Senegal rolled over Mozambique in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News
Senegal-Mozambique 73:37

Senegal rolled over Mozambique 73:37 in Day 2 of FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Senegal became the only undefeated team in the group after two days. The winners started with 17-7 in the opening quarter and added 17-4 due to the great defense in the second quarter. They also won the third and the last quarters respectively. Mame Diouf led the game with 16 points while Fatou Dieng (170-G-85) and Awa Gueye (182-F-78) contributed 12 points each. Mozambique tied their record at 1-1. Senegal will take on Cameroon while Mozambique will take less fancy Mauritius in Day 3.


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  SERBIA - Women  


Standings - Women
A League Standings
 1. Hemofarm 22-1 
 2. Vojvodina 19-4 
 3. Partizan 18-5 
 4. Crvena Zv. 16-7 
 5. Spartak 14-8 
 6. Proleter 10-13 
 7. Radivoj Korac 10-13 
 8. Kovin 10-13 
 9. Celarevo 7-16 
 10. Loznica 6-17 
 11. Kraljevo 5-17 
 12. Usce 0-22 


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  SLOVAKIA - Women  


Standings - Women
Extraliga Standings
 1. MBK Ruzomb. 5-0 
 2. Dobri Anjeli 5-0 
 3. Poprad 3-2 
 4. Basket Steel 3-2 
 5. Presov 3-2 
 6. Roznava 2-3 
 7. Nitra 2-3 
 8. Slovan 1-4 
 9. Cassovia K. 1-4 
 10. UMB B.B. 0-5 


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  SOUTH AFRICA - Women  


South Africa thrashes Mauritius for the first victory - by Eurobasket News
South Africa -Mauritius 70:29

South Africa and Mauritius battled for the first victory at the FIBA Africa Championship for Women in Day 2. South Africa looked much better in the court to smash the opponents 70:29 for 1-1 record. The winners started with 20-6 and then added 14-10 for 34:16 halftime advantage. South Africa exploded with 17-4 in the third quarter and had 19-9 to finish the game. Elizabeth Modiselle paced all the winners with 18 points, while Ellen Moutlwatse (86) added 14 points, 6 rebounds. Lungile Mtsweni contributed 10 points to complete the beating of the Mauritius side. South Africa will face Madagascar in Day 3 and Mauritius will take on Mozambique.



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  SWEDEN - Women  


Standings - Damligan
Damligan Standings
 1. Telge 2-0 
 2. 08 2-0 
 3. Solna Vikings 2-0 
 4. Sundsvall 2-0 
 5. Lulea BBK 1-1 
 6. Norrkoping 1-1 
 7. Visby 1-1 
 8. Umea 1-1 
 9. Brahe 0-1 
 10. Eos 0-2 
 11. Sallen 0-2 
 12. Marbo Basket 0-3 


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  SWITZERLAND - Women  


Standings - LNF
LNA Standings
 1. Nyon 2-0 
 2. Sierre 1-0 
 3. Fribourg 1-0 
 4. Riva Basket 1-1 
 5. Pully 0-1 
 6. Helios 0-1 
 7. BBC 0-2 


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  TUNISIA - Women  


Angola remained undefeated in Madagascar - by Eurobasket News
Tunisia-Angola 56:62

Angola remained undefeated in the FIBA Africa Championship for Women after the second day. The team overcame Tunisia 62:56 for 2-0 record. The latter played better in the first quarter and grabbed 16-8 at the end of it. They however faltered in the second quarter scoring only five points to Angola 24 to move into the break with a 32:21 points deficit. Angola was managed to win the rest of the game to remain undefeated. Nassecela Mauricio (181-F-80) had 10 points 9 rebounds and 3 assists while the duo of Luisa Tomas and Ngiendula Filipe (178-F-82) contributed 10 points each for their side hard earn victory. Maha Chelly (82) top-scored with 15 points and 7 rebounds in the losing effort. Tunisia will face Nigeria in Day 3 while Angola battle Cote dIvoire.



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  WNBA - Women  


USA topple MKB Euroleasing in Yekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News
USA - MKB Euroleasing 79:65

Team USA earned the second straight win at the international tournament in Yekaterinburg. They held off MKB Euroleasing to improve at 2-0 record. The USA will now take on UMMC for the trophy.
The teams traded baskets early in the game keeping close. But Shameka Christon (6'1''-G/F-82, college: Arkansas) exploded with back-to-back three-pointers late in the opening frame to give the USA a 22:15 lead into the second period. Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88) and Renee Montgomery triggered a 10:2 rally in the second frame to give the North American team a 38:23 lead. MKB Euroleasing had their weapons as they used several three-pointers to cut the margin back to 6 points. But the USA managed to eke out a 40:32 lead at halftime. Team USA cleared off to a 16-point distance in the third stanza. The Sopron outfit stayed contestant as they headed into the fourth term down by 9 points. But Team USA sparked an 11:2 run at the start of the final frame to build a decisive lead. They never looked back en route to the second straight win at the end.
Tina Charles came up with 15 points and 7 boards. Shameka Christon added 12 points, while Asjha Jones (6'2''-F-80, college: Connecticut) finished with 11 in the win. Jelena Milovanovic (6'3''-F-89) exploded with game-high 25 points for MKB Euroleasing. Amber Holt (6'0''-G/F-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) had 17 points in defeat.

USA: Tina Charles 15, Shameka Christon 12, Asjha Jones 11
MKB Euroleasing: Jelena Milovanovic 25, Amber Holt 17