EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/16/2009

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  AUSTRALIA   


Ben Knight likely to miss season - by Eurobasket News
Melbourne Tigers new recruit Ben Knight (203-F-76) looks likely to be sidelined for the remainder of the 2009/10 NBL season due to a leg injury which occurred in Wednesday nights loss to the Gold Coast Blaze.

Knights injury occurred during the first quarter of the game as he jumped to get the ball alongside Blaze big man Pero Cameron. On his return to Melbourne on Thursday Knight received specialist advice that he has ruptured his quad tendon in his right knee. He will see the surgeon on Friday to repair the tendon, however it is likely he will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2009/10 NBL season.

Knight said that although it is worse than he originally thought he is staying positive.

It is a lost opportunity for me, I started last night and was looking forward to a great season, but I am trying to stay positive. It is the first major injury I have had in my career and all I am looking at is just getting back.

Tigers Head Coach Al Westover said that it is another huge blow for the team after losing Chris Anstey and now his replacement Ben Knight.

We really feel for Ben, its disappointing for him and for the team. He has been a great addition to the squad and to learn he is probably out for the rest of season is a terrible loss.

We would like to wish Ben all the best with the surgery and hope to get him back fit and playing for the Tigers in the future. In the meantime young Daniel Johnson will come back into the starting five and he showed some promising signs last night.

In better news on the injury front for the Tigers, young gun Tommy Greer and co-captain Nathan Crosswell both had successful returns from injury in last nights game. The Tigers next game is in Adelaide next Wednesday the 21st of October Live on Fox Sports.

The Tigers next home game at The Cage is on Wednesday the 28th of October against the Gold Coast Blaze. Tigers memberships and tickets are available for Tigers home games by contacting the Tigers office on 9326 6800 or visiting www.tigers.com.au.


Courtesy of The Melbourne Tigers


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  AUSTRIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Furstenfeld
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Penigar, Furstenf.22.5 
 2. Francois, Gussing21.7 
 3. Anderson, Vienna21.7 
 4. Mayes, Gmunden21.3 
 5. Drenovac, Arkadia20.3 
 6. Nelson, Kapfenberg20.0 
 7. Levy, Oberwart18.7 
 8. Johnson, Oberwart18.0 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.18.0 
 10. Schachtner, Kap.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Oberwart
  (202-F/C-77)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Johnson, Oberwart10.3 
 2. McCandies, Worth.10.0 
 3. Forrestal, UBSC G.9.3 
 4. Kugerl, Kapfenberg8.7 
 5. Levy, Oberwart8.7 
 6. Conley, Wels8.3 
 7. Penigar, Furstenf.8.0 
 8. Roderick, Arkadia7.7 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden6.7 
 10. Drenovac, Arkad.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Armin WOSCHANK
  Kapfenberg
  (184-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Woschank, Kapfe.6.0 
 2. Lanegger, UBSC G.5.0 
 3. Richards, Gussing4.7 
 4. Payton, Vienna4.3 
 5. Lamesic, Wels4.0 
 6. Danek, Arkadia3.3 
 7. Moore, Wels3.0 
 8. Sattler, Worth.3.0 
 9. Boylan, Gmunden2.7 
 10. Meacham, We.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Arkadia
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Roderick, Arkadia5.7 
 2. Lanegger, UBSC G.5.7 
 3. O''Neal, Vienna5.3 
 4. Speiser, St.Polten4.0 
 5. Sattler, Worth.3.7 
 6. Oppland, Gmunden3.7 
 7. Maresch, UBSC G.3.7 
 8. Jandl, St.Polten3.7 
 9. Kugerl, Kapfenberg3.3 
 10. Dilys, Arkad.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Vienna
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. O''Neal, Vienna3.0 
 2. Anderson, Vienna3.0 
 3. Bobb, Klosterneub.3.0 
 4. Boylan, Gmunden2.7 
 5. Levy, Oberwart2.3 
 6. Richards, Gussing2.3 
 7. Burnette, Furstenf.1.7 
 8. Roderick, Arkadia1.7 
 9. Payton, Vienna1.7 
 10. Lamesic, We.1.7 


A Bundesliga, Round 3: Wels and Gmunden remain perfect - by Eurobasket News
Oberwart - Klosterneub. 76-83
Klosterneuburg outplayed Oberwart on the road moving up to 2-1 record in A Bundesleague. Ramiz Suljanovic (206-F/C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy) was the leading player in victory with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Christoph Nagler (194-G-84) and Melvin Creddle netted 16 points each. Jason Johnson collected 17 points and 9 rebounds for the Gunners (1-2).

Gussing - Kapfenberg 75-90
Second win for the Bulls and at the same time third straight loss for the host squad. Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Park) stepped up for his team draining 31 points and pulling down 5 rebounds. Heinz Kugerl (211-C-86) had 17 and Michael Schachtner netted 2 points less. Jean Francois responded with 28 points and 7 rebounds in loss.

Vienna - UBSC Graz 86-76
Lorenzo O'Neal (188-G-88) and Michael Anderson were the key players in this victory scoring 18 points each. Kevin Payton was behind them with 17, while Lukas Laska helped with 14 pts. On the other side, Jason Forrestal (204-F-69, college: Benedictine (IL)) responded with 21 pts and 8 rebounds. Vienna 1-2, UBSC Graz 0-3.

Wels - St.Polten 98-70
Easy 18-point win for the hosts, who jumped to 3-0 record sharing the first place with Gmunden. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) shined with 21 pts and 8 rebounds, while Trenton Meacham (188-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Illinois) helped with 20 pts. David Jandl and Martin Speiser collected 14 pts and 5 boards each for St. Polten (1-2).

Worthersee - Furstenfeld 71-78
The Panthers jumped up to 2-1 mostly owing to Nathaniel Linhart (201-F-86, college: Akron), who collected 18 points and 6 rebounds. Timothy Burnette (188-G-82, college: Tarleton St.) scored 17 and Jason Chappell added 16 pts, plus 10 rebs. The hosts got 13 pts from Davor Sattler.

Arkadia - Gmunden 84-89
Gmunden registered third consecutive win remaining on top of A Bundesleague, together with Wels. Deteri Mayes (189-G-74, agency: Court Side, college: Murray St.) and Dan Oppland (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Valparaiso) combined 46 points for the guests. In Arkadia (2-1), Vilmantas Dilys netted 22 points.


Furstenfeld Defeats Worthersee - by Lindsey McIntyre
Despite missing two of their regular starters, the Furstenfeld Panthers defeated the Worthersee Pirates 78-71 Thursday night to improve to 2-1. The loss drops Worthersee to 0-3. Nate Linhart led all scorers with 18 points and six rebounds, as all Panthers starters scored in double figures, accounting for 75 of the teams 78 points.

Worthersee jumped ahead early with a 12-0 run to go up 15-4 in the first quarter, and led by five at the break, 37-32. Furstenfeld regained the lead by outscoring the Pirates 24-12 in the third quarter and held on to claim the win.

The Panthers were able to pull together to earn the victory in the absence of starter Jay Youngblood and Captain Desmond Penigar. Play down low was crucial as the Panthers out-rebounded Worthersee 32-26 and out scored them in the paint 32-24.

In addition to Linhart, Tim Burnette scored 16 points, and Jason Chappell posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Brian Heinle and Shawn Ray also added 12 points each.

Davor Sattler led the Pirates with 13 points and Bernhard Weber chipped in 12 points. Philip McCandies grabbed seven rebounds in the loss.

Both teams return to action Sunday, October 15. Worthersee will host Gussing and Furstenfeld will travel to Gmunden, Coach Bob Gonnens former team.


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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Gaz Metan is going to replace CSU Cuadripol Brasov - by Eurobasket News
It became clear earlier today that CSU Cuadripol Brasov isn't going to participate in the second edition of the Eurohold Balkan League. Anyway, the number of Romanian teams will remain 2, because besides Steaua Turabo, the new team that will join the league is CS Gaz Metan Medias.

CS Gaz Metan Medias started the championship in Romania really good, getting two wins from two games. Currently they are on the second position in the table. They also got some impressive names on their roster, as without any doubt the most interesting is Derrick Phelps (192-G-72, college: N.Carolina). The 193-cm tall guard is a graduate of the most popular basketball program in the NCAA - The University Of North Carolina. He won the National Title during season 1992-93 and holds the all-time record for most steals in a game (9) and for most career steals (247). He has played profesionally with the Sacramento Kings (NBA), ALBA Berlin (Germany) and a few more, as his last team is Spartak Primorie (Russia).

The team has a total of 4 Americans - Derrick Phelps, Deven Mitchell (196-F-84, agency: Interperformances), Jarrett Howell (188-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Texas Arlington) and Kitwana Rhymer (208-C-78, college: Massachusetts). The other foreigner is Ivan Zigeranovic (212-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) (Serbia). The club also has at disposal one of the most promising talents in Romania - Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances).

Head coach of the team is Croatian Bruno Soce.

The team will play their first BIBL game on the 21st of October at home against KK Lovcen.


Courtesy of www.balkanleague.net


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Reinis STRUPOVICS
  Valmiera
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Strupovics, Keiza.20.8 
 2. Vares, Valga Welg18.8 
 3. Varnelis, Alytus A.18.4 
 4. Alexander, Ba.17.7 
 5. Kazevicius, Alytus A.17.3 
 6. Runkauskas, Suduva17.1 
 7. Gabsys, Alytus Alita17.1 
 8. Vasylius, Neptunas17.1 
 9. Jansons, ASK/.16.6 
 10. Skele,.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Richard ANDERSON
  Vancouver T.
  (199-F-77)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Anderson, Valga W.9.5 
 2. Alexander, Ba.8.5 
 3. Butkevicius, Kaunas T.7.9 
 4. Vasylius, Neptunas7.7 
 5. Varnelis, Alytus A.7.7 
 6. Bambis, Zemgale7.3 
 7. Valukonis, Suduva7.3 
 8. Berzins, Ba.7.1 
 9. Ramanauskas, Kaunas T.6.9 
 10. Blaus, Keizarme.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Edmunds GABRANS
  DniproAzot
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Gabrans, ASK/.4.6 
 2. Hill, Techasas4.4 
 3. Runkauskas, Suduva4.3 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping4.3 
 5. Kazevicius, Alytus A.4.0 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas3.8 
 7. Gustas, Ba.3.6 
 8. Raiskums, Zemgale3.5 
 9. Bergmanis, Zemgale3.5 
 10. Tamm, TTU.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Demarius BOLDS
  Bashkimi
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bolds, Techasas2.6 
 2. Mazutis, ASK Riga2.2 
 3. Slesers, Keiza.2.2 
 4. Gabrans, ASK/.2.1 
 5. Pilk, TTU K.2.0 
 6. Valukonis, Suduva1.9 
 7. Skele, Ba.1.9 
 8. Labuckas, Sakalai1.8 
 9. Strelnieks, Keiza.1.8 
 10. Gabsys, Alytus Ali.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (213-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.7 
 2. Anderson, Valga W.1.4 
 3. Shukhovtsov, Sakal.1.3 
 4. Berzins, Ba.1.3 
 5. Viiask, TTU K.1.1 
 6. Hallik, Valga Welg1.1 
 7. Toome, TTU K.1.1 
 8. Sarakauskas, Sakal.1.0 
 9. Motiejunas, Aisciai1.0 
 10. Blaus, Keizarme.1.0 


Standings - Men
BBL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 5-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 2-0 
 3. Siauliai 2-1 
 4. Lietuvos Rytas 1-0 
 5. Liepaja 1-1 
 6. Nevezis 1-2 
 7. VEF Riga 1-2 
 8. Ventspils 0-2 
 9. TU/Rock 0-2 
 10. Valmiera 0-3 


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  BELGIUM   


D1 News - by Peter Buyse
Despite the great win over Charleroi the past weekend turned out bad for Optima Gent since they lost forward Monwell Randle (203-F/C-83, SE Missouri St.) for around 6 weeks with a knee injury.
Guard Lionel Bosco also missed the second game in a row yesterday at Verviers-Pepinster.

Leuven Bears has signed Belgian guard Geoffrey Hockins (188-G-88) to replace the injured Stanley Pringle who could be out for another 7 weeks due to a broken foot..

Finally Belgacom Okapi Aalstar released guard Jeff Horner (191-G-83, college: Iowa).


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  BULGARIA   


Ilian Evtimov signed in Cyprus - by Vladi Lazarova
Bulgarian forward with French passport - Ilian Evtimov, will continue his career in Cyprus. The contract with AEL Limassol is for 2009/2010 season and 26-years old player already joined his new club. Evtimov, who spent the last two years in German Bundesliga with Opel Skyliners Frankfurt, decided to leave and look for a new opportunity this summer. AEL Limassol is considered for the greatest team in Cypriot basketball history with 13 championship titles, 8 National Cups and 6 Super Cups. AEL is the only squad from Cyprus, who ever won an European Cup tournament - FIBA Regional Challenge Cup, Conference South 2003.
Before moving to Germany, Evtimov signed a contract with Italian Serie A1 VidiVici Bologna. Ilian spent 5 years in the strong team of North Carolina State, before coming back to Europe.



Cherno More celebrates comfortably win against Metalac - by Eurobasket News
Cherno More - Metalac 85-73

Cherno More registered comfortable 12-point win against Metalac. The hosts had Eric Webb (188-G-84, college: Furman) on fire with 24 points (5 triples). The American also had 8 rebounds and 6 assists beside that.
Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83, agency: Interperformances) was second scorer of the team with 15 points. In Metalac, Dragomir Marojevic (207-C-81) came up with double-double, 22 points and 13 rebounds. Marko Ljubojevic (202-F/G-84) contributed with 14 points and 8 boards.
Metalac had slightly better beginning. Actually, both teams were pretty good offensively, but Metalac was the one who held 17-21 lead after opening ten minutes. However, that was all from them, at least for the next two quarters. Cherno More intensified defense in the second period stopping their rivals on just 9 pts. On the other side, Eric Webb and his teammates scored 19 pts, meaning that the hosts had 36-30 lead at the HT. Nothing has changed in third period as Cherno More still was the team who dominated. In these 10 minutes the hosts totally smashed Metalac with 31-18 for unreachable 67-48. As a reminder, in the entire first half Cherno More had 36 and only in third quarter they drained 31 points. After that, rest of the way was just the formality and in the end Cherno More celebrated totally deserved 85-73 win.

Cherno More: Eric Webb 24+8 boards+6 as,
Pavels Veselovs 15
Metalac:
Dragomir Marojevic 22+13 boards, Marko Ljubojevic 14+8 boards


Rabotnicki beats Rilski Sportist 80-76 in BIBL, Round 1 - by Eurobasket News
Rabotnicki - Rilski Sport 80-76

Macedonian champion entered to new season with 80-76 home win against the reigning BIBL champ, Rilski Sportist. Gjorgi Cekovski (202-F/C-81, agency: Arik Krayn Services) shined for the hosts today collecting 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Aleksandar Dimitrovski (193-G-80, agency: Interperformances) also had very important role netting 20 points. On the other side, Rilski got 17 points and 9 boards from Travis Peterson (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Samford). Three players followed him with 10 points each: Davidov, Boev and Burgess. It is important to mention that Rabotnicki celebrated in this game having just 5 seniors. Due to not so brilliant financial situations other 7 players are promoted from the youth selections. Anyway, the hosts showed very good performance. Gjorgi Cekovski was unstoppable in the first half pacing his team to nice 45-38 lead. Cekovski scored 21 points in the first 20 minutes. Later, Mirakovski joined him and Rabotnicki was 54-46 up at the midway of third quarter. Rilski responded after that, but they hosts were strong enough to grab back double-digit lead, 65-55. In the finish, Rilski controlled rhythm of the game and after triple by Boev, the score was tied to 68 both. Mirakovski scored for Rabotnicki and visitors were not successful in their last possession. Cekovski made a free throw after that for nice 80-76 victory by his team.


Rabotnicki: Gjorgi Cekovski 25+8 boards+6 as, Aleksandar Dimitrovski 20,
Rilski Sport: Travis Peterson 17+9 boards


Lukoil is third in Cyprus - by Eurobasket News
Lukoil Akademik posted one win in three games at the international tournament in Cyprus. After the loss to Ramat Gan the Bulgarian team next faced Achilleas. Lukoil dominated from start to finish and posted a well-deserved victory at the end 82:71. The visitors pulled away to a 9-point lead at the first break. The gap grew at 13-point mark at halftime. Lukoil continued to execute well as they secured a 15-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. Achilleas could not turn the tables in the final period and suffered the second straight loss at the tournament. Nikolai Varbanov (209-C-85, agency: Interperformances) knocked down 22 points for Lukoil. Marko Djerasimovic (200-F/G-84) added 16 points in the win. Omar Barlett (203-F-80, college: Jacksonville St.) responded with 19 points for Achilleas.
Lukoil met with hosting Keravnos on the final day of the tourney. The home team ran to a slight 25:21 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the margin well enough throughout the second stanza taking a 6-point advantage into the second half. The complexion of the game did not change drastically in the second half as Keravnos comfortably rolled to 78:72 victory. Lonnie Cooper (193-G-76, college: Louisiana Tech) fired 24 points to pace the winners. Todor Stoykov (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances) replied with 17 points for Lukoil. Marko Djerasimovic had 13 points in defeat.



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  CANADA   


National teams Andy rautins Among Top us College shooters - by John Gary
courtesy basketball.ca Guard andy rautins of Canadas senior mens national team is among the top 10 college basketball shooters in the US according to a top 50 list compiled by Jeff goodman a senior college basketball writer for Foxsports.com. Rautins is a five year senior for Syracuse and is No. 9 on the list. Rautins made 102 0f 279 attempts from three point range last season for a .366 percentage. gerry McNamara is the only player in Syracuse history too make more three p[ointers in a single season-he did it three times.

Pierce, Garnett lead Celtics to 106-90 win over Raptors - by Eurobasket News
Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) scored 17 points and Kevin Garnett (6'10''-F-76, agency: Pro Management Agency) added 16 to lead the Boston Celtics to a 106-90 pre-season victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night at the XL Center.

Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) had 21 points for the Raptors (2-2). Jose Manuel Calderon (6'3''-G-81) had 12 points, while Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) added six points and seven rebounds.

Off-season acquisition Hedo Turkoglu played 22 minutes in his pre-season debut, finishing with six points and five assists.

UConn coach Jim Calhoun was in attendance and received an ovation when he was shown on the large video board above the court.

It was the first time the Celtics played in Hartford since a pre-season game in 1995. Prior to then, the Celtics played three regular season games a year in the arena formerly known as the Civic Center.

The game served as a homecoming for Ray Allen, who went 26-0 in Hartford while playing for UConn.

Allen had eight points, six rebounds and four assists. He made his only field goal in the opening seconds of the third quarter and set up Garnett for a jumper that gave Boston its first double-digit lead, 72-62.

Glen Davis added 13 points for the Celtics (4-1), Lester Hudson had 12 points, and Kendrick Perkins and Eddie House each scored 11.


Courtesy of www.cp24.com


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  CHILE   


Liga Sudamericana: CD Universidad de Concepcion roster - by Daniel Valencia
CD Universidad de Concepcion will play this weekend in the city of Parana the Group A of Liga Sudamericana. The Apertura tournament champion, will face the host, Centro Juventud Sionista de Parana (ARG) on friday night, Universo/BRB Brasilia (BRA) on saturday and Libertad (PAR) on sunday. The first two of the group qualify to the next round.

CD Universidad de Concepcion roster

Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83)
Jorge Vasquez (185-G-86)
Marcelo Hernandez (187-G-79)
Eduardo Marechal (186-G-85)
Matias Villagran (198-C-88)
Nelson Mendez (200-F-77)
Samuel Bravo (194-F-82)
Diego Osses (185-F-88)
Jarrett Stephens (200-F/C-77)
Mark Sanford (206-F-76)
Kerry Blackshear (195-G/F-73)

Head Coach: Jorge Luis Alvarez


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  CHINA   


Antoine Walker would play in China - by Robert Wang
Today, from the newspaper said NBA star ANTOINE WALKER would like to play in China this season since he heard Bonzi Wells played in China last season and Bonzi told him that China basketball is amazing. Bonzi shined himself in China last year but went back home earlier before season. Hope we can watch ANTOINE WALKER this year in CBA. Also the news said Shan Xi would sign Lee Benson and same as Donta Smith. Donta was released by team when they signed bonzi but Smith did well before Bonzi came last year. Now, team decided to sign him back this year. Good luck!

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  COLOMBIA   


Federation Cuo day 28 results - by Victor Garcia
Piratas got the 3rd place and court advantage vs Cucuta Norte and now trusts on Ruben Nemhard for the playoffs miracle.

Cucuta Norte 85 - Juan Herrera 25 pts, Edgar Moreno 18 pts.
Bucaros Freskaleche 83 - Miguel Marriaga 17, Lavor Postell 16.

Islanders Sopesa 94 - Santos Martinez 37 pts, Marlon Martinez 16 pts.
Cangrejeros Iderbol 99 - Joey Spiegel 31 pts, Francisco Centeno 27 pts.

Patriotas 88
Piratas 110

The playoffs keys are:

1-Bucaros vs 6-Cangrejeros
2-Arrieros vs 5-Islanders
3- Piratas vs 4- Cucuta Norte.



Federation Cup 2009 day 27 results - by Victor Garcia
The results of the day 27 confirm the playoffs keys and homecourt advantage.

Cucuta Norte 81 - James Maye 30 pts 6 3ptrs, Juan Herrera 15 pts.
Bucaros 67 - Miguel Marriaga 20 pts, Cruz Salcedo 13 pts.

Islanders Sopesa 117 - Santos Martinez 31 pts, Marlon Martinez 20 pts + 13 rebs.
Cangrejeros Iderbol 91 - Francisco Centeno 37 pts,

Patriotas 88
Piratas Saludcoop 110.
Islanders clinched de 5th place and will face the second seeded Arrieros.


Federation Cup 2009, final regular season standings and playoffs - by Victor Garcia
FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS:

1- BUCAROS FRESKALECHE 15-9
2- ARRIEROS IDEA 14 -10
3- PIRATAS SALUDCOOP 13-11
4-CUCUTA NORTE 13-11
5-ISLANDERS SOPESA 10-14
6- CANGREJEROS IDERBOL 10-14
7- PATRIOTAS 9-15

PLAYOFFS:
BUCAROS AT CANGREJEROS
ARRIEROS AT ISLANDERS
PIRATAS AT CUCUTA NORTE

Playoffs will start on Friday 16, the firts two games of Piratas and Cucuta will go on National TV by TRO and Senal Colombia, the games 3 and 4 of Arrieros vs Islanders will go also on National TV.


Federation Cup day 25 results - by Victor Garcia

Piratas did not found a way to stop James Maye, despite the good first game of Rubn Nembhard the balck team fall at home against Cucuta Norte, Edgar Moreno and James Maye leaded Cucuta and Alejandro Flores and Ruben Nembhard did it in Piratas.
Piratas Saludcoop 81 Alejandro Flores 17 pts, Ruben Nemhard 16 pts
Cucuta Norte 82 James Maye 28 pts, Edgar Moreno 18 pts

Arrieros sweep Islanders in Medellin, with Norbey Aragon scoring 28 pts and Heissler Guillent scoring 16, again Santos Martinez lead the Islanders in scoring.
Arrieros Idea 95 Norbey Aragon 28 pts, Heissler Guillent 16 pts.
Islanders Sopesa 66 Santos Martinez 24 pts, Marlon Martinez 17 pts.

Patriotas wake up late in the tournament and despite have no chances to make the playoffs play a good game, enough to defeat the leader Bucaros, Cesar Silva and Cesar Ordonez leaded the Patriotas.
Patriotas 88
Bucaros Freskaleche 83.



Standings
Copa Federacion Standings
 1. Bucaros 15-9 
 2. Arrieros 14-10 
 3. Piratas 13-11 
 4. Cucuta Norte 13-11 
 5. Islanders 10-14 
 6. Cangrejeros 10-14 
 7. Alcaldia 9-15 


Federation Cup day 26 results - by Victor Garcia
Piratas Saludcoop 91 - Eduardo Torres 26 pts.
Cucuta Norte 79 - Juan Herrera 22 pts

Arrieros Idea 103 - Jermaine Walker 32 pts, Enielsen Guevara 14 pts.
Islanders 71 - Marlon Martinez 22 pts.

Patriotas 88
Bucaros 108

Bucaros clinched the first place in the regular season, and will face Cangrejeros or Islanders , Arrieros clinched the secon spot, Piratas and Cucuta Norte will see its faces in the first playoffs round


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  CROATIA   


A2 League (South): Summary of Round 1 - by Eurobasket News
Alkar started to fulfill their goal of express return to A-1 League with 75-67 win over Vostanica. Erceg and Curkovic led the winning side with 17 and 13 points respectively. For Vostanica, Drazovic was good with 15.
Solin also recorded a win at home, beating Policnik 80-71. Hosts recorded this win mostly owing to great play of Tomislav Lozancic (202-C-81) who scored 20 points.
Jazine and Omis Galeb played a close game, but the hosts managed to come away with 69-65 win. Grgurovic and Mujagic scored 16 points each for Jazine while Marin Vrsaljko (201-F-83) added 14. On the other side, Penovic and Sipic led Omis Galeb with 14 points apiece.
Pet Bunara rolled over Cetina 77-57 thanks to great play in the third quarter when they limited visitors to only 8 points. Dam. Mikulic with 17 and Blazevic with 16 led the winners, while on the other hand Tomasevic scored 13 points.
Mislav and Sibenka 4 were the final match-up of the first round, and hosts came away with 79-76 victory. Krizman and Kovacevic led their team with 21 and 20 points respectively. On the other hand, Sarin and Mehic had 13 points each.
BC Dosk was free this round.




Round 1

Alkar - Vostarnica 75-67
Alkar: B. Markulin, Z. Reic, J. Dapo 4, M. Modric 5, D. Erceg 17, M. Karaka 8, J. Vucica 5, H. Peric, S. Blajic 9, M. Maric 9, S. Modric 5, J. Nurkovic 13.
Votarnica: M. Blaslov 5, P. Maric 12, B. Miocic, M. Bracic, J. Bulic 10, I. Bulic 1, M. Zrnic 5, J. Draovic 15, A. Miic 14, D. kara, Z. Baricevic 5, L. Lekaj.

Solin - Policnik 80-71
Solin: L. Vukovic 4, I. Vukovic 5, L. keva 5, M. Zonjic 8, J. Grizelj 11, P. Bariic, Z. Milanovic 6, N. Male 5, P. arac 2, D. Pogaj 2, B. Jaman 12, T. Tomislav Lozancic 20.
Policnik: J. Mijolovic, A. Glujic, K. Giergia 6, L. Burcul, M. Pantalon, L. Lovric 16, L. Bolic, A. Pikunic 4, L. Cirjak 9, I. Giergia 2, . Nincevic 12, S. Marinovic 22.

Jazine - Omi Galeb 69-65
Jazine: Ljubicic, Banic, Mavra, Milin 13, Smolic 10, kara, Mujagic 16, Marko Vrsaljko, Jurjevic, Sakara, Marin Vrsaljko 14, Ivica Grgurovic 16.
Omi Galeb: Tokic 3, Beovic, Bergam 9, Jelicic 9, Vukasovic, M. Tomasovic, Penovic 14, Jurun 7, ipic 14, Perkovic, Gapar 3, L.I. Tomasovic 6.

Pet bunara - Cetina 77-57
Pet Bunara: I. Dam. Mikulic 17, J. Micic, . Juriic, M. Andjelic 2, F. ango 6, A. Vlaic 11, N. Blaevic 16, A. Ivanov, F. Marasovic, R. Pahlic, A. Djugum 14, I. Jurjevic 11.
Cetina: D. Bobeta 3, M. Balic 12, A. unjara, B. ipic 7, L. Roguljic, R. Budic 10, F. Galic, B. ipic 6, R. Cakta, L. Omrcen, V. Tomaevic 13, N. Slikovic 6.

Mislav - Sibenka 4 79-76
Mislav: L. Krasic 10, I. Gancevic 16, M. Korhamer, M. Bojcic 3, V. Perasovic, J.Ulic, V. Mamic, T. Boljat, J. Matic 6, A. Krizman 21, I. Kovacevic 20, D. Dajak 3.
ibenka 4: M. Juric 8, M. Junakovic 10, K. Baranovic, J. arin 6, I. Blace 2, J. Mehic 13, J. arin 13, M. Matulja 6, Z. Huljev 10, L. Vlaic, T. andic, A. imac 8.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 29
 1. McKay, USK P.29.0 
 2. Jones, BC Kolin23.0 
 3. Hanavan, CEZ N.22.7 
 4. Castleberry, Podeb.21.0 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.20.0 
 6. Lewis, CEZ Nymburk20.0 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin19.7 
 8. Fenderson, BK Decin17.7 
 9. Palyza, NH Ostrava17.5 
 10. Wright, BK Par.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Ford, USK Praha12.3 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.10.3 
 3. Jones, BC Kolin7.5 
 4. Houska, BK Decin7.3 
 5. Steffel, Novy Jicin7.0 
 6. McKay, USK P.7.0 
 7. Bohacik, BK Pardu.6.8 
 8. Inman, NH Ostrava6.8 
 9. Arnold, BK Pardu.6.3 
 10. Houska, BK Dec.5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Petr BENDA
  CEZ Nymburk
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Benda, CEZ Nymburk5.0 
 2. Carnecky, BK B&W O.4.5 
 3. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.5 
 4. Balik, BK Decin4.0 
 5. Hatcher, BK Decin4.0 
 6. McKay, USK P.4.0 
 7. Mitchell, NH Os.3.8 
 8. Jurecka, Novy Jicin3.5 
 9. Sanders, Novy Jicin3.3 
 10. Smith, BC Kol.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ian HANAVAN
  CEZ Nymburk
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Hanavan, CEZ N.3.7 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.3.5 
 3. Stria, Podebrady3.3 
 4. Smith, BC Kolin3.0 
 5. Wright, BK Pardu.3.0 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha2.3 
 7. Reinberger, Basket.2.3 
 8. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.3 
 9. Novak, BK B&W O.2.3 
 10. Soukup, BK Dec.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephen CASTLEBERRY
  Podebrady
  (214-C-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Castleberry, Podeb.5.0 
 2. Steffel, Novy Jicin3.5 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.3.5 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov2.5 
 5. Walker, Novy Jicin2.5 
 6. Horak, Podebrady2.5 
 7. Landry, BK Prost.2.3 
 8. Pelikan, Novy Jicin2.3 
 9. Nuber, Podebrady2.3 
 10. Lawrence, BK Pro.2.0 


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Former D-leaguers in NBA Pre-Season Action: October 14, 2009 - by Surujh Roopnarine
Washington Wizards (109) at Cleveland Cavaliers (104)
Former Rio Grande Valley and Anaheim star Jawad Williams (6'9''-F-83, college: N.Carolina) led Cleveland with a team-high 21 points on 6-12 shooting while also grabbing five rebounds in 26 minutes. Veteran Jamario Moon scored 12 points off the bench, while former Seton Hall Pirates star point guard Andre Barrett (5'9''-G-82, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Seton Hall) dished out a game high eight assists for the Cavaliers.
CAVS: Jawad Williams (21pt+5rb), Jamario Moon (12pt), Andre Barrett (8pt+8as), Russell Robinson (6pt)

Toronto Raptors (90) at Boston Celtics (106)
Super athletic swingman Sonny Weems (6'6''-G/F-86, college: Arkansas), formerly of the Colorado 14ers, scored 12 points off the bench for the Raptors. Amir Johnson, Patrick OBryant and Quincy Douby all had quiet nights. J.R. Giddens (6'5''-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico), the lone former D-Leaguer to see action for Boston, scored two points and grabbed four rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench.
RAPTORS: Sonny Weems (12pt), Amir Johnson (2pt+3rb), Quincy Douby (2pt)
CELTICS: J.R. Giddens (2pt+4rb)

Miami Heat (91) at Oklahoma City Thunder (96)
Daequan Cook (6'5''-G-87, college: Ohio St.) scored 13 points off the bench for Miami, but needed to take 15 shots to do so. Joel Anthony was his usual self, scoring two points, grabbing three rebounds and blocking two shots in 13 minutes. John Lucas III, who had been battling Chris Quinn for the backup point guard spot prior to Miamis signing of Carlos Arroyo, did not play. Shaun Livingston (6'7''-G-85), who spent time coming back to NBA form with the Tulsa 66ers last season, scored three points in 19 minutes for the Thunder.
HEAT: Daequan Cook (14pt), Joel Anthony (2pt+3rb+2bs)
THUNDER: Shaun Livingston (3pt+2rb)

Chicago Bulls (99) at Minnesota Timberwolves (94)
Chris Richard (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Florida), who missed most of last season in Tulsa after sustaining an injury at the beginning of the year, had a breakout performance, scoring a game high 17 points to go with 13 rebounds off the bench. Former Bakersfield Jam All-Star Derrick Byars scored five points in 15 minutes. Ramon Sessions (6'3''-G-86, college: Nevada), predicted by many to assume the starting point guard duties in Minnesota, came off the bench to score 13 points while dishing out five assists.
BULLS: Chris Richard (17pt+13rb), Derrick Byars (5pt+3rb)
TWOLVES: Ramon Sessions (13pt+3rb+5as+3to), Ryan Hollins (4pt+2rb)

Atlanta Hawks (111) at Memphis Grizzlies (96)
Former D-League MVP Courtney Sims (6'11''-C-83, college: Michigan) scored 12 points off the bench for Atlanta while Othello Hunter scored three points to go with five rebounds in 16 minutes. Mike Taylor (6'2''-G-86, college: Iowa St.), trying to stick with the Grizzlies after being waived by the Los Angeles Clippers, scored five point s with five assists (plus six turnovers) while former Colorado 14ers guard Trey Gilder scored four points for Memphis.
HAWKS: Courtney Sims (12pt+3rb), Othello Hunter (3pt+5rb)
GRIZZLIES: Mike Taylor (5pt+2rb+5as+6to), Trey Gilder (4pt), Hamed Haddadi (3rb)



Los Angeles Clippers (93) at San Antonio Spurs (90)
Steve Novak (6'10''-F-84, college: Marquette) scored a very efficient eight points off the bench for the Clippers, going 3-3 from the field in 5:33 of playing time. The Austin Toros-light San Antonio Spurs were led by Marcus Williams (6'7''-F-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Arizona) who scored 11 points.
CLIPPERS: Steve Novak (8pt)
SPURS: Marcus Williams (11pt+2rb+3as), Malik Hairston (9pt+5rb), Ian Mahinmi (7pt+5rb)

Phoenix Suns (110) at Portland Trailblazers (104)
Former Dakota Wizards guard Powell Carlos (6'7''-F-83, college: S.Carolina) got the start for Phoenix and responded with 12 points and three rebounds. Mr. Energy, Louis Amundson scored six points while grabbing seven rebounds off the bench. Martell Webster (6'8''-G-86) scored 15 points in a starting role for Portland.
SUNS: Powell Carlos (12pt+3rb), Louis Amundson (6pt+7rb+2st)
BLAZERS: Martell Webster (15pt+5rb+2as)



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  EBA   


Wayne Nelson set to join New York Wizards - by Gianni Pascucci
The New York Wizards will be back in the EBA in 2010 and their main addition should be Wayne Nelson. He finished as Adelphi University's 3rd leading scorer all time, in addition to receiving All American honors and Metropolitan Player of the Year honors as a Senior, and eventually started a succesful pro career. 'When I heard personally from Wayne expressing his desire to be a Wizard, I felt like Christmas had come a few months early.' stated Head Coach Greg Cerillo Sr. 'What was most important to me was Wayne's integrity, credibility, desire, and belief in the foundation of our program, inclusive of our desire to be a 52 week a year basketball operation. If we are fortunate enough Wayne will be part of our program for years to come and actively involved in our off season camps, instruction, and games. I can't wait to see Wayne in a Wizards uniform!'

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  EGYPT   


ITTHAD faces CHMPVILLE at AL-HARIRI final tonight - by Sherif Soliman
Itthad will be facing champville tonghit in the final game of Hariri tournement held in Lebanon, Itthad made a hard win over Riyadi ( LEB) 96-88 in the semi final game held last night, while Champville made it over EL-MALAB EL-NABLI ( Tuni) by 12 points. However , Itthad just met Champville 2 days ago in the group game and won by 10 points but this was a trick game to get rid of SALA ( Morro) by letting Itthad players to score 4 points in the lasst min. to make both of them move to the semi. Ahmad Ismail (201-F-76)

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  EUROLEAGUE   


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. Unicaja 0-0 
 2. Partizan 0-0 
 3. Olympiakos 0-0 
 4. Efes Pilsen 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos Rytas 0-0 
 6. Orleans 0-0 
Group C
 1. Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 2. C.C. Marousi 0-0 
 3. Caja Laboral 0-0 
 4. Lottomatica 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. U.Olimpija 0-1 
Group D
 1. Armani MI 0-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 3. Real Madrid 0-0 
 4. Assec.Prokom 0-0 
 5. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 6. Khimky 0-0 


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Kauhajoki won after 2 OT - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 5: There is only one undefeated team left (Pyrinto, Tampere) and one team without the opening victory (Kataja, Joensuu) as five out of 44 regular season rounds have been played. Tonight Karhu (Kauhajoki) took the first victory, when beating KTP (Kotka) after 2 OT 109-105 (93) (83). Marcel Jones (203-F-85, college: Oregon St.) led Karhu with double-double 34 pts and 11 rbs. G Anthony Davis (188-G-83, college: Austin Peay St.) was first time on Karhu roster and scored at once 26 pts! C Jesse Smith (211-F/C-82, college: Idaho St.) added 20 pts. KTP won the rebounds 56-39, but missed 13 (13/26) FTs in the contest. Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) led KTP with 23 pts and 21 rbs. Kataja (Joensuu) lost again, the fifth time in a row. This time at home vs YMCA Lappeenranta: 76-92 (39-42). Petri Virtanen (183-G-80) netted 22 pts. Kataja's three American players combined 22 pts. YMCA LPR had six players in double digits. Anthony Johnson (197-G/F-79, agency: Liman Sports, college: La-Lafayette) led visitors with 24 pts. In Espoo local Honka suffered the first loss of the season. Kouvot (Kouvola)crushed Honka by 29 pts: 66-95. Ross Neltner (206-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Vanderbilt) led Kouvot with 21 pts. Antto Nikkarinen (185-G-91) had his season high 16 pts. In Salo Vilpas Vikings lost vs Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) by nine pts 89-98 (37-55). Darryl Dora (206-C-85, college: Texas Tech) had his season best 26 pts and 11 rbs. ToPo was led by Michael Pounds (191-G-88) (22 pts), which is Pounds career high on top level. And YMCA Lahti defeated FoKoPo 94-75 (51-32). Both teams had three Americans in double digits. YMCA Lahti played game # 1000 on top level. This season is # 30 in the Top League.
Kauhajoki - KTP 2OT 109-105 (93) (83) (38-47) (Marcel Jones 34/11, Anthony Davis 26, Jesse Smith 20 - Ryan McDade 23/21, Herman Favors 21, Sami Ikavalko 17).
Kataja - YMCA Lappeenranta 76-92 (39-42) (Petri Virtanen 22, Sami Lehtoranta 19, Juho Nenonen 11 - Anthony Johnson 24, Viljami Vanjoki 12, Robert Turner 14).
Honka - Kouvot 66-95 (29-45) (Tuukka Kotti 21/10, Carl Lindbom 16, Carl Elliott 16 - Ross Neltner 21, Antto Nikkarinen 16, Ville Kaunisto 15/10).

Vilpas - Torpan Pojat 89-98 (37-55) (Darryll Doea 26/11, Charlie Burgess 21/6a, Samu Kaaresvirta 15 - Michael Pounds 20, Obie Trotter 20/10, Elias Kajander 17).
YMCA Lahti - FoKoPo 94-75 (51-32) (Corey Rouse 22, Tyrone Riley 20/10, Peter Mulligan 17 - Rodrick Stewart 20, Ashley Champion 17, Durell Vinson 12).



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Rabotnicki beats Rilski Sportist 80-76 in BIBL, Round 1 - by Eurobasket News
Rabotnicki - Rilski Sport 80-76

Macedonian champion entered to new season with 80-76 home win against the reigning BIBL champ, Rilski Sportist. Gjorgi Cekovski (202-F/C-81, agency: Arik Krayn Services) shined for the hosts today collecting 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Aleksandar Dimitrovski (193-G-80, agency: Interperformances) also had very important role netting 20 points. On the other side, Rilski got 17 points and 9 boards from Travis Peterson (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Samford). Three players followed him with 10 points each: Davidov, Boev and Burgess. It is important to mention that Rabotnicki celebrated in this game having just 5 seniors. Due to not so brilliant financial situations other 7 players are promoted from the youth selections. Anyway, the hosts showed very good performance. Gjorgi Cekovski was unstoppable in the first half pacing his team to nice 45-38 lead. Cekovski scored 21 points in the first 20 minutes. Later, Mirakovski joined him and Rabotnicki was 54-46 up at the midway of third quarter. Rilski responded after that, but they hosts were strong enough to grab back double-digit lead, 65-55. In the finish, Rilski controlled rhythm of the game and after triple by Boev, the score was tied to 68 both. Mirakovski scored for Rabotnicki and visitors were not successful in their last possession. Cekovski made a free throw after that for nice 80-76 victory by his team.


Rabotnicki: Gjorgi Cekovski 25+8 boards+6 as, Aleksandar Dimitrovski 20,
Rilski Sport: Travis Peterson 17+9 boards


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Kumanovo 2009 0-0 
 2. Karpos Sokoli 0-0 
 3. Goce Delchev 0-0 
 4. Vardar Centar 0-0 
 5. Teteks 0-0 
 6. V.Lisici 0-0 
 7. Kozuv 0-0 
 8. Negotino 0-0 
 9. ABA Strumica 0-0 
 10. Ilinden 0-0 
 11. Kumanovo 46 0-0 
 12. Ultimate B. 0-0 
 13. Akademia B. 0-0 
 14. Millenium 0-0 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga


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


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 2-2 
 8. Franken Hexer 2-2 
 9. Bayer Giants 1-2 
 10. Stahnsdorf 1-2 
 11. SU Medien 1-2 
 12. Vechta 1-2 
 13. L.Baeren 1-2 
 14. Rist-Wedel 1-2 
 15. Speyer 0-3 
 16. Wolfenbuettel 0-3 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga


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  HOLLAND   


Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. GasTerra F. 4-0 
 2. Giants 4-0 
 3. ZZ Leiden 3-0 
 4. Eiff.Towers 2-1 
 5. EclipseJet 2-2 
 6. DeFriesland 2-2 
 7. M.Magix 1-3 
 8. Upstairs Weert 1-3 
 9. Landstede 0-4 
 10. Rotterdam 0-4 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.22.3 
 2. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.7 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.7 
 4. Gordon, Landstede17.5 
 5. Gibson, ZZ Leiden16.7 
 6. Gibson, ZZ Leiden16.7 
 7. Moore, DeFriesland16.5 
 8. Washington, M.Mag.16.0 
 9. Krabbendam, Eclip.16.0 
 10. Washington, M.M.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  DeFriesland
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 16
 1. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.0 
 2. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.0 
 3. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.0 
 4. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.0 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.0 
 6. Boxley, ZZ Leiden15.0 
 7. Boxley, ZZ Leiden15.0 
 8. Boxley, ZZ Leiden15.0 
 9. Boxley, ZZ Leiden15.0 
 10. Boxley, ZZ Leid.15.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tristan BLACKWOOD
  DeFriesland
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Blackwood, DeFriesl.7.0 
 2. Blackwood, DeFriesl.7.0 
 3. Blackwood, DeFriesl.7.0 
 4. Blackwood, DeFriesl.7.0 
 5. Blackwood, DeFriesl.7.0 
 6. Bauscher, GasTerra.5.3 
 7. Blackwood, DeFriesl.5.0 
 8. Blackwood, DeFriesl.5.0 
 9. Blackwood, DeFriesl.5.0 
 10. Slagter, Gian.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Robby BOSTAIN
  GasTerra F.
  (194-G/F-84)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Bostain, GasTerra.4.3 
 2. de Randamie, Eclip.3.8 
 3. Krabbendam, Eclip.3.3 
 4. Oliver, Eiff.Towers3.0 
 5. Gibson, ZZ Leiden3.0 
 6. Oliver, Eiff.Towers3.0 
 7. Davis, M.Magix3.0 
 8. Bauscher, GasTerra.3.0 
 9. Oliver, Eiff.Towers3.0 
 10. Davis, M.Mag.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bobby DAVIS
  M.Magix
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Davis, M.Magix2.0 
 2. Davis, M.Magix2.0 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden2.0 
 4. Aarts, Eiff.Towers2.0 
 5. Davis, M.Magix2.0 
 6. Aarts, Eiff.Towers2.0 
 7. Richardson, Eiff.Tow.2.0 
 8. Davis, M.Magix2.0 
 9. Richardson, Eiff.Tow.2.0 
 10. Davis, M.Mag.2.0 


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  ICELAND   


Iceland express kleague starts - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
First 3 games in Iceland express league tonight. No surprise results.
Last years Champions KR did not have hard time to beat the kids in FSU 98-63. Nobody in FSU team tonight is older than 20 years.
Domonic Baker & Chris Caird English kids on FSU had 18 points each. For KR Brynjar Bjornsson 20. Tommy Johnson 18, Darri Hilmarsson 16.

Snaefell starts well and beat Hamar without a problem 90-58. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82) (Agency Icebasket) with double - double 21 pts & 17 rebounds. Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 18 Palmi Sigurgeirsson 16. For Hamar Andre Dabney 18. Marvin Valdimarsson 14. Svavar Palsson 12.

Only team to loose at home tonight was IR when they got beat by Njardvik 88-70. Hreggvidur Magnusson 16 Nemanja Sovic 12 for IR. Magnus Gunnarsson 24 Johann Olafsson 21 for Njardvik


Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. Grindavik 0-0 
 2. Keflavik 0-0 
 3. UMFN 0-0 
 4. KR 0-0 
 5. Snaefell 0-0 
 6. Tindastoll 0-0 
 7. Breidablik 0-0 
 8. IR 0-0 
 9. Hamar 0-0 
 10. Stjarnan 0-0 
 11. Fjolnir 0-0 
 12. FSU 0-0 


Standings - 1 Division
D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 1-0 
 2. Haukar 1-0 
 3. Valur 1-0 
 4. KFI 1-0 
 5. Thor Thorl 1-0 
 6. Armann 0-1 
 7. UMFH 0-1 
 8. IA 0-1 
 9. Thor AK 0-1 
 10. Skallagrimur 0-1 


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  IRELAND   


Nivea For Mens SuperLeague Results - by Jolie Niland
Last weekend's match ups claimed two in a row for both UL Eagles and Killester. For more news visit our web site at www.basketballireland.ie

SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2009
NIVEA FOR MENS SUPERLEAGUE

UL Eagles 92 (49) (M Hall 15, S Robbins 14, S Kinevane 14) HOOPS 60 (34) (C Aaron 17, P Taylor 12, I Wilson 8)
Killester 94 (45) (J Turner 31, P Kelly 22, K Anderson K 16) Neptune 84 (39) (Juwann James 31, Mitchell 13, M McGinn 11)

SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2009
NIVEA FOR MENS SUPERLEAGUE

Belfast Star 75 (39) P Perre 25, S Summersgill 11, S Dawson 11 UCD/Marian 72 (20) (L McCrone 18, C Meany 17, N Baynes 10)
UCC Demons 79 (35) (N Murphy 24, J Johnson 16 N OReilly 11) Moycullen 69 (34) (C Nihill 27, Kurcenkovas 11, S Harris 8)


For Division One results please visit our web site at www.basketballireland.ie


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  ISRAEL   


National League Round 1. The start of the Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Kiryat Ata - Macc.Ashdod 86-81
Kiryat Ata overcame Maccabi Ashdod 86:81 as Nir Stolero (183-G-85, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) led the way with 19 points, Lee Clifton netted 18 and Forman Liad notched 13. Clemente Ramon shined with 32 points and 10 rebounds for Ashdod.

Hapoel Beeri - Kohav Yair 75-76
Hapoel Beeri lost to Kohav Yair 75:76 in the Regular Season Round 1. Aviram Zelkovicth (191-G-89) and Amitay Gil top-scored for the winners with 16 points each, while Hicks Raymond nailed 15 points. Courtney Herbert delivered 25 points in the losing case.

Hod Hasharon - Megido/Yok. 76-89
Megido rolled over Hod Hasharon in their 2009-1010 opener 89:76. Oshri Almoznino (185-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 18 points, Carr Dennis posted 17 and Menashe Raz had 16. Brandy Stanley responded with 20 points in defeat.

Beer Yaakov - Elitzur Ramla 76-85
Elitzur Ramla opened their new campaign with 85:76 win over Beer Yaakov. Cedric Jackson (201-F/C-84, agency: Ronsport, college: Troy) paced all the winners with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Bank Dan and Brandwein Oded had 16 each. Levi Lior nailed 20 points in the losing effort.

Natzrath Elite - Elitzur Yavne 86-88
Bryant Markson (198-F-83, college: Utah) collected 27 points and 13 rebounds to beat Natzrath Elite with his Elitzur Yavne 88:86. Tzubrevitch Alex nailed 20 points and Karpels Tal netted 13. Byerson Brad ended up with 26 points for the losing side.

Macc.Habikaa - Lev Hasharon 73-63
Maccabi Habikaa cruised past Lev Hasharon 73:63 behind 17 points from Gerry Gendel (203-G/F-80, agency: Gross Zeev ISA). Zagury Eilon and Greenboym Itay followed him with 11 points in a win. Shiran Yotam replied with 26 points for Lev Hasharon.



Standings - National League
National League Standings
 1. Kiryat Ata 1-0 
 2. Elitzur Ramla 1-0 
 3. Megido/Yok. 1-0 
 4. Elitzur Yavne 1-0 
 5. Kohav Yair 1-0 
 6. Macc.Habikaa 1-0 
 7. Hap.Haifa 0-0 
 8. Hap.Tivon 0-0 
 9. Beer Yaakov 0-1 
 10. Natzrath Elite 0-1 
 11. Hapoel Beeri 0-1 
 12. Lev Hasharon 0-1 
 13. Hod Hasharon 0-1 
 14. Macc.Ashdod 0-1 


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Andre HARRIS
  St Etienne
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Harris, Hap.Tivon25.4 
 2. Williams, Megido/Y.25.2 
 3. Drayton, Megido/Y.25.1 
 4. Washam, Netanya24.7 
 5. Uter, Lev Hasharon22.8 
 6. Brewington, Macc.Ash.22.6 
 7. Jackson, Hapoel B.22.5 
 8. Assaf, Macc.Ashdod22.0 
 9. Williams, Elitzur .21.9 
 10. Morgan, Kohav Ya.21.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Lev Hasharon
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Uter, Lev Hasharon14.1 
 2. Brandy, Natzrath.11.8 
 3. Tzubrevitch, Kohav Y.10.8 
 4. Rokni, Macc.Ashdod10.7 
 5. Drayton, Megido/Y.10.1 
 6. Peterson, Elitzur .9.5 
 7. Moscovitz, Hod H.9.5 
 8. Jackson, Hapoel B.9.3 
 9. Williams, Megido/Y.9.2 
 10. Williams, Benyami.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tomer HULI
  Lev Hasharon
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Huli, Netanya6.9 
 2. Nenikashvili, Natzra.6.4 
 3. Assaf, Macc.Ashdod6.3 
 4. Kantor, Elitzur .6.0 
 5. Eliyahu, Megido/Y.5.9 
 6. Nenikashvili, Hapoel A.5.6 
 7. Shifman, Hapoel Beeri5.3 
 8. Lahat, Ironi N.4.6 
 9. Tavor, Natzrath.4.5 
 10. Shulman, Benyami.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Avi ELIYAHU
  Hapoel Holon
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Eliyahu, Megido/Y.2.2 
 2. Peleg, Hapoel Afula2.2 
 3. Washam, Netanya2.1 
 4. Lahat, Ironi N.2.0 
 5. Williams, Elitzur .1.9 
 6. Assaf, Macc.Ashdod1.9 
 7. Uter, Lev Hasharon1.8 
 8. Berkovitz, Hapoel A.1.7 
 9. Drayton, Megido/Y.1.7 
 10. Shahar, Elitzu.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Lev Hasharon
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Uter, Lev Hasharon2.5 
 2. Peterson, Elitzur .1.5 
 3. Williams, Benyamina1.4 
 4. Williams, Megido/Y.1.3 
 5. Carr, Hapoel Afula1.3 
 6. Tzubrevitch, Kohav Y.1.2 
 7. Gueta, Netanya0.8 
 8. Forman, Natzrath.0.8 
 9. Peleg, Hapoel Afula0.7 
 10. Brandy, Natzra.0.7 


Ramat Gan finish tournament in Cyprus - by Eurobasket News
Ramat Gan clinched the second spot at the international tournament in Cyprus. After the starting win over Lukoil Akademik the Israeli team faced hosting Keravnos. The home team looked the better side. They earned a 27:19 lead after ten minutes of action. Ramat Gan could not pick up the slack and faced a 21-point deficit at halftime. Keravnos kept speeding up as they accumulated a 26-point lead before the fourth quarter. Ramat Gan could not recover and surrendered 81:98 at the end. Lonnie Cooper exploded with 37 points to pace the hosts. Trisokkas added 13 points for the winners. Khazzouh answered with 18 points for Ramat Gan. Zigdon had 12 points in defeat.
Ramat Gan wrapped up the competition against Achilleas. The Cypriot team earned a 5-point lead into the second period. But this time the Israelis were ready to match the challenge. They stepped on the gas in the second frame and earned a 37:34 lead at halftime. The visitors stretched the margin at 12 points with ten minutes to go. Achilleas could not recover in the fourth term and Ramat Gan ensured an 87:75 win at the end. Ewing knocked down 23 points for Ramat Gan. Khazzouh added 15 in the winning effort. Barlett responded with 22 points.


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  ITALY   


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Ronald SLAY
  Cimberio VA
  (203-F-81)
  Avg: 33
 1. Slay, Cimberio VA33.0 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.28.0 
 3. Jaaber, Lottomat.28.0 
 4. Finley, Armani MI28.0 
 5. Jackson, Carife FE23.0 
 6. Green, Scavolini PS23.0 
 7. Forbes, Vanoli CR23.0 
 8. Forbes, Vanoli CR23.0 
 9. Troutman, Air AV21.0 
 10. Akyol, Air20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenny ADELEKE
  Martos Napoli
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 14
 1. Adeleke, Martos N.14.0 
 2. Slay, Cimberio VA14.0 
 3. Troutman, Air AV12.0 
 4. Szewczyk, Air AV11.0 
 5. Thomas, Banca T.10.0 
 6. Wallace, Benetton.10.0 
 7. Lydeka, NGC Cantu9.0 
 8. Sakota, Scavolin.8.0 
 9. Jones, Pepsi C.7.0 
 10. Jones, Pepsi.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Randolph CHILDRESS
  Cimberio VA
  (190-G-72)
  Avg: 8
 1. Childress, Cimberio.8.0 
 2. Zisis, Montepaschi7.0 
 3. Hite, Sigma Coat.6.0 
 4. Hite, Sigma Coat.6.0 
 5. Rowland, Vanoli CR5.0 
 6. Smith, Angelico BI5.0 
 7. Bowers, Pepsi C.5.0 
 8. Green, Scavolini PS5.0 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR5.0 
 10. Brown, Air5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Benjamin EZE
  Montepaschi
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Eze, Montepaschi6.0 
 2. Hawkins, Montepas.5.0 
 3. Brunner, Sigma C.4.0 
 4. Doornekamp, Pepsi C.4.0 
 5. Green, Scavolini PS4.0 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR4.0 
 7. Finley, Armani MI4.0 
 8. Doornekamp, Pepsi C.4.0 
 9. Maciulis, Armani M.4.0 
 10. Rowland, Vanoli4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CROSARIOL
  Lottomatica
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Crosariol, Lottomat.2.0 
 2. Jones, Banca Tercas2.0 
 3. Hite, Sigma Coat.2.0 
 4. Crosariol, Lottomat.2.0 
 5. Eze, Montepaschi2.0 
 6. Hite, Sigma Coat.2.0 
 7. Troutman, Air AV1.0 
 8. Lavrinovic, Montepas.1.0 
 9. Ress, Montepaschi1.0 
 10. Koponen, La For.1.0 


DamonJones joins Martos Napoli - by Antonello Varallo
Damon Jones (192-G-76, college: Houston) is the new shooting guard of Martos Napoli. The former Cleveland Cavaliers shooter played 656 NBA games (with 10 different teams) with a career average of 6.6 ppg and a career high of 31 points signed on 16 february 2005 against Clippers. His best season was 2004/5, when he played with Miami Heat signing 11.7 ppg and being ranked third in the NBA in three-point field goals made (225). Jones ranks 64th all time in three-point field goals made (932 in regular seasons and 72 in playoffs) in NBA history. His wife is former Houston Comets and Rovereto Basket player Tina Thompson (188-F-75, college: USC)

Market news: Teramo signs Stanescu, Gabini joins Napoli - by Antonello Varallo
Tercas Teramo announced the agreement with Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama), an experienced strong defender with good offensive skills who played in Russia, Belgium, Turkey, Germany Romania and Kuwait during his long career.
Martos Napoli added Roberto Gabini (198-F-75, agency: Interperformances), an argentinian forward who spent last three seasons with Virtus Roma (6.2 ppg with a season high of 17 points during last season). In Italy, he also played with Crabs Rimini.



Some other Italian roster changes - by Gianni Pascucci
Benetton Treviso announced yesterday that promising inside player Andrea Renzi (208-F/C-89, agency: Players Group) sufferead a knee injury (ACL lesion) and needs of a surgical treatment that will sidleine him for some months. After a practicing period with Armani Jeans Milano, Stefano Rabaglietti (190-G-83) joined Angelico Biella, where he will be tested for some time. Former Italian NT member Roberto Chiacig (210-C-74) joined Riviera Solare Crabs Rimini, where he will practice with the team and could also sign a temporary contract if Cristiano Zanus Fortes (206-C-71, agency: Players Group) won' t be back soon in full shape.

Virgil Stanescu joins Teramo in the Italian SerieA - by Interperformances
Banca Tercas Teramo has added to his roster the experienced 7'0' Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama). The Romanian player is a true European center, capable to keep the position under the boards and to defend on strong opponents, but with good range from outside too. Virgis played in Belgium, Turkey, Germany, Romania and Kuwait during his long career. In the last four years he played in the Russian first league, first for Spartak St.Petersburg in the 2005/06 season, then for Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in 2006/07 and for Unics Kazan, the second best Russian Club, in the 2007/08 season. Last year Virgil played with CSK VVS Samara, averaging 8.9ppg and grabbing 4.8 rebounds.
Virgil is considered the best Romanian National Team Player since 1997.


Teramo signs Goran Jurak - by Eurobasket News
Banca Tercas Teramo announced signing of Slovenian player Goran Jurak (203-F/C-77) on a 2-month deal, including the option for extension until the end of the season. Experienced Jurak is already a familiar face in Serie A. Last season he spent with Angelico Biella averaging 5.8 ppg and 3.6 rpg for 32 games. Jurak and his teammates managed to reach the Serie A Semifinals. Biella is not the only Italian team in Jurak's career. In April 2007 he joined Climamio Bologna from Union Olimpija playing 8 games for the rest of the season with average digits 11.4 ppg and 6.3 rpg. Season 2005/06 Jurak also played in Serie A, but as a member of Vertical Vision Cantu. For 33 games he collected 8.8 ppg and 4.5 rpg. In FIBA Europe Cup that season he had 7.7 ppg and 4.6 rpg. A year before, Jurak played for Sicc BPA Jesi and it was his first year in Italy.
In the meantime, Goran Jurak also played for Olympiakos, Union Olimija and Zalgiris Kaunas. He grew up in Pivovarna Lasko, where he played 6 years. From 1997 to 2006 Jurak was a member of Slovenian National Team. In 2008 he won the triple with Zalgiris Kaunas: Baltic league, Lithuanian league and National Cup. That was his best season so far.
Banca Tercas Teramo opened 2009/10 Serie A with road loss against Carife FE.


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  JAPAN   


JBL Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Panasonic - Aishin 81-97
Aishin rolled over Panasonic 97:81 in the second appearance. J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76, college: UCLA) paced all the winners with 25 points and Gross Josh added 21. Kinoshita Hiroyuki notched 24 points for the Trains, while Aono Fumihiko and Custis Ace had 15 each.

Tochigi Brex - Toshiba 96-79
Tochigi Brex cruised past Toshiba 96:79 behind 24 points from Takuya Kawamura (191-G-86). Merritt Scott nailed 14 and Anzai Ryuzo posted 12. Newton Tyler and Ishizaki Takumi combined 45 points in the losing case.

Hitachi S. - Toyota 68-80
Hitachi was beaten by Toyota 68:80 as the latter was paced by Yusuke Okada (185-G-84) who scored 18 points. Brown Clif collected 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Takahashi Michael netted 10. Takeuchi Joji delivered 24 points for the Sunrockers.

Mitsubishi - Hokkaido 69-83
Mitsubishi lost to Hokkaido 69:83 in the Regular Season Round 4. Takehiko Orimo (190-G-70) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Yamada Daiji and Maraker Christian netted 15 each. Uzawa Jun ended up with 23 points in the losing effort.



BJ League Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Tokyo Apache - Niigata Albirex 80-59
Tokyo Apache outscored Niigata Albirex 80:59 in the last game of the Regular Season Round 2. Cohey Aoki (167-G-80) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, Nakanishi Shoji netted 17 and Ashby Julius collected 16 points and 16 boards. Burks Antonio produced 12 points in the losig effort.

Saitama Bron. - Sendai 89ers 54-76
Sendai 89ers rolled over Saitama 76:54 in the opener of the Regular Season Round 2 played on October 8th. Demetrius Guions (196-G-86, college: Georgetown, KY) led the way with 21 points and Pomare Leonardo posted 17 points and 14 rebounds. Woodyard Terrence delivered 12 points for Saitama.

Fukuoka Rizing - Oita H.Devils 89-90
Oita Devils revenged for the first loss from Fukuoka Rizing and won the second game 90:89. Michael Bell (206-F-82, college: Florida Atlantic) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 11 boards, while Woods Ricky had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Parker Michael ended up with 35 points and 12 caroms in defeat.

Okinawa GK - Osaka Evessa 67-73
Okinawa GK was beaten by Osaka Evessa 67:73 as the latter was led by 21 points and 11 rebounds from David Palmer (201-F-82, college: S.Utah). Washington Lynn nailed 20 and Murry Nile posted 14. Leach George finished the night with 16 points in the losing case.

Tokyo Apache - Niigata Albirex 77-97
Tokyo Apache lost to Niigata Albirex 77:97 in their first appearance on October 13th. Tyrone Levett (195-G/F-80, college: Alabama St.) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, Butorac Paul nailed 18 and Burks Antonio had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Ashby Julius posted 19 points and 12 boards in the losing effort.

Saitama Bron. - Sendai 89ers 69-86
Sendai 89ers won also the second game over Saitama 86:69. Demetrius Guions paced all the winners with 19 points and Holm Chris had 17 points and 17 boards. Jointer Mario finished the night with 23 points in the losing effort.

Fukuoka Rizing - Oita H.Devils 95-79
Fukuoka Rizing beat Oita Devils 95:79 in the beginning of the Regular Season Round 2. Parker Michael paced all the winners with 32 points and 12 rebounds. Bryant Marlyn shined with 30 points and Mitomo Kohei had 15. Michael Bell collected 30 points and 16 boards, whilst Woods Ricky added 21.

Shiga Lakestars - Takamatsu FA 120-72
Shiga Lakestars overwhelmed Takamatsu FA 120:72 on October 10th. Gary Hamilton (208-F/C-84, college: Miami, FL) had massive 24 points, 24 boards and 7 assists, while Joho Masashi nailed 24. Okada Yu and Takada Shuichi combined 42 points in defeat.



Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Sendai 89ers 6-0 
 2. Hamamatsu P. 2-0 
 3. Niigata Albirex 1-1 
 4. Tokyo Apache 1-3 
 5. Toyama Grouses 0-0 
 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 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 25
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .25.0 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin20.5 
 3. Honeycutt, Panas.18.4 
 4. Dawson, Mitsubishi18.3 
 5. Kinoshita, Panasonic17.8 
 6. Uzawa, Mitsubishi16.0 
 7. Yamada, Hokkaido15.6 
 8. O''Bannon, Toyota15.5 
 9. Merritt, Tochigi Brex15.0 
 10. Brown, Toyo.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin14.5 
 2. Dawson, Mitsubishi11.5 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.10.4 
 4. Aono, Panasonic8.6 
 5. Brown, Toyota8.3 
 6. Newton, Toshiba8.2 
 7. Violette, Toshiba7.8 
 8. Okosa, Tochigi Brex7.3 
 9. Sakuragi, Aishin7.3 
 10. Maraker, Hokkai.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin
  (206-C-76)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin5.0 
 2. Sakurai, Hokkaido5.0 
 3. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.8 
 4. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.6 
 5. Igarashi, Toyota4.5 
 6. Nakagawa, Mitsubishi4.5 
 7. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.3.6 
 8. Nagayama, Panas.3.6 
 9. Ohno, Panasonic3.2 
 10. Yamada, Hokkai.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Toshihiro SATO
  Hitachi S.
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Sato, Hitachi S.3.4 
 2. Honeycutt, Panas.2.4 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi2.0 
 4. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.8 
 5. Takeda, Tochigi .1.5 
 6. Igarashi, Toyota1.5 
 7. Tanaka, Tochigi .1.5 
 8. Kawamura, Tochigi .1.3 
 9. Kabaya, Mitsubishi1.3 
 10. Sakuragi, Aish.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.6 
 2. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.5 
 3. Merritt, Tochigi Brex1.5 
 4. Takeuchi, Aishin1.5 
 5. Honeycutt, Panas.1.4 
 6. Gross, Aishin1.0 
 7. Saito, Toyota1.0 
 8. Custis, Panasonic1.0 
 9. Arao, Toyota0.7 
 10. Maraker, Hokkai.0.6 


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  KOSOVO   


Adinovic replaces Jeton Nixha - by Besart Sadikaj
Adin Adinovic descendant Jeton Nixha he direct KB Bashkimi till to end of sesason he has big experience of Turkish basketball
Adin Adinovic it's licence of federation basketball of Tureky in past he worked with knowledge club's in turkey Antaliya B?B dhe Mersin B
According to him, Adinovic has experience with working with young basketball player, a plus for the club this prizrenas, as Bosniak will have more time to focus on senior team, but also to young people.
Prizrenas club leader added that Adinovic expected to reach Wednesday afternoon in Prizren, and will hold the first training session with the basketball in the evening. Bosnian coach has told Big Brother Union officials will ensure that its possible reinforcements, as many know basketball from outside, and that will take its responsibility for those who bring in the team.


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  LATVIA   


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 1-0 
 2. Zemgale 1-0 
 3. VEF Riga 1-0 
 4. Ventspils 1-1 
 5. Liepaja 1-1 
 6. Barons/LMT 0-0 
 7. Keizarmezs 0-3 


Stats Leaders


Unics open VTB League with win over VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News
VEF Riga - Unics 72:76
Unics ensured the first win in the inaugural VTB League season. The Kazan outfit outgunned VEF Riga in the Latvian capital to go 1-0 in Group A. Vladimir Veremeenko (208-F-84) and Marko Popovic (185-G-82, college: S.Idaho JC) fired 14 points each to lead the charge.
Unics silenced the Riga crowd with an 8:0 start to the game. VEF soon recovered and raced in front 19:16 late in the period. Unics regained the lead 23:21 at the first break. Unics enjoyed a 33:25 advantage midway through the second period. The hosts managed to cut the distance as they trailed by 4 points at the interval. VEF Riga remained within striking distance throughout the third quarter. They finished the third stanza down by just 2 points heading into the fourth frame. VEF Riga spurred in front late in the game 67:66 but they could not maintain the advantage. Marko Popovic stepped up with five quick points for the visitors as they reestablished a 74:70 lead. Unics sealed the tough win in the dying seconds to taste the first VTB League victory.
Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83) finished with 12 points. Kouziakine and Stombergas had 10 points each in the win. Ingus Bankevics (195-G/F-85) responded with 16 points for VEF Riga. Martynas Mazeika (190-G-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) nailed 15 points in defeat.

VEF Riga: Ingus Bankevics 16, Martynas Mazeika 15
Unics: Vladimir Veremeenko 14, Marko Popovic 14, Kresimir Loncar 12



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  LITHUANIA   


CSKA account for Zalgiris in Moscow - by Eurobasket News
CSKA - Zalgiris 90:74
CSKA opened their VTB-League campaign with a comfortable win over Zalgiris. The Lithuanian powerhouse entered the game pretty confidently. They grabbed a 7:0 lead but CSKA quickly erased the deficit. They finished the starting quarter drawing things level at 20. Andrey Vorontsevich (204-C-87) paced CSKA in the second period. The hosts surged ahead and earned a 5-point lead at halftime. Marcus Brown and Mantas Kalnietis (195-G-86, agency: Interperformances) helped Zalgiris returned into the game. They spurred back in charge 53:51 in the third frame. But Ponkrashov and Zoran Planinic (199-G-82) allowed the home team to enjoy an 8-point lead with ten minutes to go. Zalgiris slowed down in the final term and could not match aggressive CSKA. The Moscow team rallied comfortably and posted the initial win at the tournament.
Andrey Vorontsevich finished with 16 points for CSKA. Zoran Planinic added 15 points, while Ramunas Siskauskas (197-G-78) had 11 points in the victory. Mantas Kalnietis and Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) responded with 18 points each for Zalgiris. Travis Watson (203-F/C-81, college: Virginia) contributed 14 points in the loss.

CSKA: Andrey Vorontsevich 16, Zoran Planinic 15, Ramunas Siskauskas 11
Zalgiris: Mantas Kalnietis 18, Dainius Salenga 18



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Potros make changes - by Alejandro Martinez
Potros Itson have made wholesale changes after a dissapointing 2-8 start. The team has fired coach Larry Satchell and replaced him with Dan Tacheny. Tacheny recently worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves organization as an advanced scout from 2007 to 2009. He also worked for the Orlando Magic organization with the same capacity. In addition, the club has signed latin player Andy Genao (191-G/F-85, college: E.Washington) ,and import players C David Berghoefer (208-C-83, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Carolina) and G Ashanti Cook (188-G-84, agency: David Lee services, college: Georgetown) . All three players have come reccomended by coach Tacheny. In order to make room in the roster requested waivers on G .Parrish Brown (185-G, college: Maryland) ,F Noelly Walters (202-F-79, college: Morehouse) and C Jessan Gray (208-F-84, agency: Beggs and Lane, college: Iowa St.) . All new players are expected to play this weekend at home against Pioneros and Bucaneros.

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Mornar Bar cruises past Steaua Turabo in Bucharest - by Eurobasket News

Steaua Turabo - Mornar Bar 75-83

It was the first game ever for these two teams in BIBL. Mornar was the one who came up with victory, mostly owing to Milos Durisic (194-G-88), who nailed 28 points. Filip Samojlovic (183-G-90, agency: Interperformances) had 13 and Chad Barnes (190-G-83, college: New Orleans) netted 2 points less. Ronald Timus (198-G/F-84, agency: Rice and Rice, college: Morgan St.) and Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama) responded with 19 points each for the hosts. Milos Mladenovic (204-C/F-82) stopped on 14 pts.
First quarter was totally leveled. Both teams were pretty good offensively scoring 21 points each. Picture on the court changed after that. Mornar was the team who intensified defense, forcing the host squad to commit mistakes and to miss some tough shots. At the same time, Milos Durisic and his teammates were on fire scoring 22 more points until the half time. So after 20 minutes of play it was 35-43 for the guests. Steaua responded after the breather. Ronald Timus and Virgil Stanescu lifted their team to 24 third quarter points, while Mornar was stopped on 17. However, visitors still held plus 1 before the last ten minutes. Then, when it was the most important Mornar players shined having another very productive period. They drained 23 points leaving Steaua to 16 sealing the nice road win in Balkan Legue, Round 1.

Steaua Turabo: Ronald Timus 19, Virgil Stanescu 19, Milos Mladenovic 14
Mornar Bar:
Milos Durisic 28, Filip Samojlovic 13, Chad Barnes 11



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  NBA   


Warriors exercise options on Brandan Wright and Anthony Randolph - by Eurobasket News
The Golden State Warriors announced today that the team has exercised the fourth-year contract option on forward Brandan Wright (6'9''-F-87, college: N.Carolina) and the third-year contract option on forward Anthony Randolph (6'11''-F-89, college: LSU), which are both for the 2010-11 NBA season.

Wright, 22, underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on October 9 and will have his shoulder immobilized for up to six (6) weeks, at which point he will be re-evaluated prior to the next phase of rehabilitation. A 6-10 forward, Wright appeared in 39 games last season, averaging 8.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per contest. Overall in two NBA seasons, the University of North Carolina product has appeared in 77 games, averaging 6.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 13.8 minutes per contest.

Randolph, 20, appeared in 63 games last season, averaging 7.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.17 blocks in 17.9 minutes during a rookie campaign in which he was the youngest player in the NBA. The 6-11 forward started 22 games last season, averaging 10.6 points, 8.5 rebounds and 25.7 minutes in those assignments.

Under the terms of the NBAs current collective bargaining agreement, the first two years of a first round draft picks contract are guaranteed, while the third and fourth year of the contract are the teams option. Wright was selected with the eighth overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats and later acquired by Golden State, while Randolph was selected by the Warriors with the 14th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.


Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


LeBron James stays home with flu symptoms as Wizards beat Cavaliers 109-104 - by Eurobasket News
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) was sick. The Cleveland Cavaliers were sunk.

Randy Foye (6'3''-G-83, college: Villanova) scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to spark Washington's rally and led the Wizards to a 109-104 exhibition win over the Cavaliers, who played without a flu-ridden James on Wednesday night.

Foye finished with 21 points and Mike Miller (6'8''-F/G-80, college: Florida), recently criticized by some teammates for wearing James' signature Nike sneakers, made 5-of-5 3-pointers and scored 24. Gilbert Arenas added 18 points as the Wizards handed the Cavs their first loss of the preseason.

James stayed home to get rest after battling flu-like symptoms the past two days. He wasn't the only Cavaliers player not feeling well as both forward Darnell Jackson and Coby Karl were also out with the flu. All three players were told to stay away from the arena so they wouldn't infect others.

And, as a standard precaution, the three will be tested for the H1N1 virus, Cavaliers officials said.

The Cavaliers were also without guards Mo Williams (groin), Delonte West (personal reasons) and forward Danny Green (leg bruise).

The Wizards came in healthier but lost forward Antawn Jamison (6'9''-F-76, college: N.Carolina) in the first quarter with a sprained right shoulder.

Washington trailed 93-92 when Foye went on one-man tear. He scored on a reverse, converted a three-point play, assisted on Nick Young's dunk and hit a jumper to put the Wizards ahead 101-93.

Foye later put the game away by making six straight free throws in the final 16.1 seconds.

Jawad Williams (6'9''-F-83, college: N.Carolina) scored 21 to lead the Cavaliers and Shaquille O'Neal (7'2''-C-72, college: LSU) added 13 in 19 minutes.

Miller came to Washington's training camp sporting a pair of James' shoe model, prompting guard DeShawn Stevenson to say 'he got to get them out of here.' Stevenson and James have had heated battles in the past, including a postseason war of words two years ago that involved rappers Jay-Z and Soulja Boy.

Stevenson has since softened his stance with Miller.

Arenas, fined $25,000 by the NBA earlier this week for not making himself available to the media, looked quick and fully recovered after playing in just 15 games the past two seasons because of knee injuries.

O'Neal showed he can still do a little bit of everything.

He scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the first half. O'Neal delivered two dunks, one a signature Shaq-attack, backboard-shaking number. O'Neal also drove the lane and flipped in a reverse layup. One another sequence, he grabbed a rebound on the defensive end and led the fastbreak up the floor before sending a no-look underhanded pass to Anthony Parker.


Courtesy of www.fox61.com


Pierce, Garnett lead Celtics to 106-90 win over Raptors - by Eurobasket News
Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) scored 17 points and Kevin Garnett (6'10''-F-76, agency: Pro Management Agency) added 16 to lead the Boston Celtics to a 106-90 pre-season victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night at the XL Center.

Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) had 21 points for the Raptors (2-2). Jose Manuel Calderon (6'3''-G-81) had 12 points, while Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) added six points and seven rebounds.

Off-season acquisition Hedo Turkoglu played 22 minutes in his pre-season debut, finishing with six points and five assists.

UConn coach Jim Calhoun was in attendance and received an ovation when he was shown on the large video board above the court.

It was the first time the Celtics played in Hartford since a pre-season game in 1995. Prior to then, the Celtics played three regular season games a year in the arena formerly known as the Civic Center.

The game served as a homecoming for Ray Allen, who went 26-0 in Hartford while playing for UConn.

Allen had eight points, six rebounds and four assists. He made his only field goal in the opening seconds of the third quarter and set up Garnett for a jumper that gave Boston its first double-digit lead, 72-62.

Glen Davis added 13 points for the Celtics (4-1), Lester Hudson had 12 points, and Kendrick Perkins and Eddie House each scored 11.


Courtesy of www.cp24.com


NBA fines Arenas, Wizards, Larry Brown, Hornets and Lionel Hollins - by Eurobasket News
Gilbert Arenas (6'3''-G-82, college: Arizona) and the Washington Wizards, were each fined 25,000 dollars on Tuesday by the National Basketball Association for not making the star guard available for interviews.

Arenas, who has played only 15 games the past two seasons due to knee injuries, was fined for not being available to reporters. The club was fined for non-compliance with league media interview rules.

The playmaker said on the Wizard's media day to open training camp that he would not talk with reporters for the remainder of the season and has said little during pre-season games.

Arenas, once the author of a popular blog, hopes to lift the Wizards back into the playoffs after a 19-63 season, second-worst in the NBA in the 2008-2009 campaign.

Meanwhile, NBA fined Charlotte coach Larry Brown $35,000 for verbally abusing game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner and $25,000 for publicly criticizing the referees in a game on Oct. 12 and fined the Charlotte organization $60,000 after Brown's ejection. Fined Memphis coach Lionel Hollins $25,000 for criticizing officials after a game on Oct. 12.


Courtesy of www.canada.com


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  NCAA1   


Gaudio has contract extended by Wake for 2 years - by Eurobasket News
Wake Forest's latest stint at No. 1 didn't last long. Neither did its stay in the NCAA tournament.

It was an abrupt fall from tops in the nation to first-round upset victim last year for the Demon Deacons, and the memories of both fueled offseason workouts and led players to torment themselves in a practice gym adorned with renderings of Chris Paul and Tim Duncan and banners commemorating past postseason appearances.

'We started off 16-0, No. 1 in the country, then lay an egg in the NCAA tournament it tore us to pieces when we knew we weren't going to finish our dream,' guard L.D. Williams said Wednesday. 'All season long, coach Dino Gaudio talked about 'Final Four, Final Four, Final Four,' and we don't even make the final 32. It kills us every day.

'Guys don't want that feeling again. We didn't finish, and that's the big staple of everything this year to finish.'

That certainly didn't happen last year: The fourth-seeded Demon Deacons stumbled in the postseason, becoming the highest-seeded team to fall in the first round when No. 13 seed Cleveland State outplayed them so thoroughly in an 84-69 romp that it didn't look like much of an upset.

'Nobody remembers how you start,' forward Al-Farouq Aminu said. 'Everybody remembers how you end.'

Wake Forest might be hard-pressed to match some of last season's accomplishments they opened with a school-record 16 straight wins and reached No. 1 for just the second time before finishing 24-7 if only because leading scorers Jeff Teague and James Johnson left early for the NBA. Teague averaged nearly 19 points while Johnson added 15.

'If I was in the media and I looked at the stats and last year, and saw who we're coming back with, I'd probably say the same thing,' point guard Ishmael Smith said. 'But we have a different mindset. We're working hard. You guys are going to be really, really surprised with the talent we have this year.'

That list starts with Aminu who averaged 12.9 points, is the team's only returning double-figure scorer and says he added an improved jump shot to his repertoire of athletic post moves. The speedy Smith reclaims his spotas the team's top distributor after he and Teague shared space in the backcourt.

And school officials ensured Dino Gaudio would be back through 2013-14, adding an extra two years onto the five-year contract he signed in 2007 after he assumed control of the program following the death of his best friend, Skip Prosser.
'There's no question it helps recruiting when you show that stability,' Dino Gaudio said.

Now the challenge is not just to elevate Wake Forest's program to a spot high in the ACC standings and the national rankings, but to keep it there.

'Yeah, we lost (Teague and Johnson) ... but we still have a season of our own,' Williams said. 'We still have things that we want to accomplsih that we haven't accomplished.

'We come up here and play in this gym every day, and we look at the All-Americans and the NCAA appearances and all the banners around, and we want to put another year on the Elite Eight. We want to put the first year for the Final Four and whatnot. That's the things we want to do as a team, and we still have a lot to accomplish.'


Courtesy of www.reflector.com


Binghamton's Broadus placed on leave for violation - by Eurobasket News
Binghamton University men's basketball coach Kevin Broadus was placed on a paid leave of absence.

The decision was made by athletic director Jim Norris on Wednesday after discussions with university president Lois DeFleur and vice president James Van Voorst.

Assistant Mark Macon, a former star guard at Temple, will take over on an interim basis.

'There have been continuing incidents of concern related to the men's basketball program that do not measure up to the university's high standards,' Norris said in a statement. 'I have every confidence in his (Macon's) ability to provide strong leadership to the team.'

Broadus and the program have been under scrutiny in the last few weeks after point guard Tiki Mayben was indicted on felony charges of the sale and possession of crack cocaine and then five players including two starters were booted from the team for undisclosed reasons.

DeFleur soon after called for an audit of the entire athletic program, while athletic director Joel Thirer resigned and was quickly replaced by Norris.

Last Friday, FOXSports.com reported that Broadus and one of his assistants violated an NCAA rule when they spoke to a pair of recruits during a non-contact period.

Broadus denied speaking to the two recruits, but on the same day self-reported the violation to the NCAA.

The next day, Binghamton University officials announced that they had banned all off-campus recruiting for the men's basketball teams until next month, with all future recruiting trips requiring approval by the athletic department.


Courtesy of www.msn.foxsports.com


Jones transfers to St. Mary's - by Kevin Cochran
San Diego's Rob Jones (6'6''-F-89) is transferring to St.Mary's to be closer to home.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward, who will have two years remaining with Randy Bennett and the Gaels, averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season with the Toreros.

'I really wanted to be closer to home and to my family,' Jones said. 'San Diego was 400-plus miles away, and now I'm a half-hour away.'

Jones said he chose San Diego over St.Mary''s coming out of Archbishop Riordan High in San Francisco.

'I thought I wanted to get away at the time,' he said. 'But looking at it now, I want to be closer to home.'

Jones, who started 28 games last season, won't be eligible to play until the 2010-11 campaign.
Courtesy: Fox Sports



Louisville players will not miss games after arrest - by Kevin Cochran
Louisville basketball players Jerry Smith (6'1''-G-87) and Terrence Jennings (6'9''-F) each will face only one charge stemming from their involvement in an altercation with off-duty police officers during the weekend, and coach Rick Pitino said the two would not miss any game time.

Clark County (Ind.) prosecuting attorney Steve Stewart said that after reviewing the police report, he has decided to charge the two with a single count each of resisting law enforcement. The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

The police report initially asked that the pair be charged with multiple counts.

'People don't understand that police make a recommendation in the report, but the prosecutor makes the decision what charges will be filed,' Stewart told the Jeffersonville (Ind.) Evening News.

Jennings, a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Sacramento, Calif., and Smith, a 6-foot-2 senior from Wauwatosa, Wis., are scheduled to appear Monday morning in Jeffersonville City Court.

Pitino said both players understand the severity of the situation.

'Anytime you defy a police officer, it's serious,' Pitino told ESPN.com. 'They will be punished and are being punished right now. But no, they will not miss game time.'

The two were taken into custody in Jeffersonville, following a confrontation with off-duty police officers during an alumni homecoming party early Sunday morning. Jeffersonville is across the Ohio River from Louisville.

The police report said several off-duty officers -- all of whom were wearing T-shirts with 'Police' clearly marked on the front and back -- were working at the party when a fight broke out inside. Officer Tom Mitchell found Jennings pushing and shoving people, according to his report.

Jennings was eventually escorted outside and placed on the ground but 'continued to fight with officers; trying to get back to his feet and refusing to place his hands behind his back,' according to the report.

Jennings said he wasn't aware at the time he was being confronted by off-duty police.

Officers needed to strike Jennings twice with the Taser to subdue him. Police said Jennings, 20, also had a low level of alcohol in his system, according to the report.

Police said Smith, 22, approached officers after Jennings was placed in handcuffs. Smith, the Cardinals' team captain, refused to comply with requests to back away and resisted when an officer attempted to restrain him.

After the incident, Jennings apologized to police and event organizers in a statement issued through his attorney. He said he had been minding his own business when he was provoked by a person he did not know. He also said Smith was only trying to help him and meant no disrespect to police.

'I think Jerry saw a teammate on the ground and didn't want to abandon him,' Pitino said. 'I think he saw a teammate taking some pretty good blows and tried to help.'
Courtesy: ESPN.com



Donovan wins Legends award - by Kevin Cochran
Florida Head Basketball Coach Billy Donovan will be honored with the John R. Wooden Awards Legends of Coaching Award in 2010, Wooden Award Chairman Duke Llewellyn announced today.

Donovan will be recognized, along with the mens and womens 2010 Wooden Award winners and the Wooden Award All-American teams, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in April of 2010. The Legends of Coaching Award was adopted by the Wooden Award Committee in 1999. The first recipient was Dean Smith of North Carolina. The award recognizes the achievement of coaches who exemplify Coach Woodens high standards of coaching success and personal integrity. The honorees are selected based on character, success on the court, graduation rates of student-athletes in their basketball program, coaching philosophy, and identification with the goals of the John R. Wooden Award.

Donovan has compiled a career record of 310-126 (.711) in 13 seasons at Florida and has recorded 11 straight 20-win seasons with nine NCAA Tournament appearances. He led the 2006 and 2007 Gators to back-to-back NCAA titles, the first school in 15 years to do so. In 2006 the Gators won a then-school-record 33 games, including the final 11 of the season, winning the SEC and NCAA Tournament titles. The 2007 Gators immediately bested that mark, winning a school-record 35 games and another NCAA Championship.

Donovan is one of only four active coaches to have guided teams to multiple NCAA titles; the other three, Mike Krzyzweski (3), Roy Williams (2) and Jim Calhoun (2), are previous Legends of Coaching honorees. Donovan and Kentucky's Adolph Rupp are the only SEC coaches to have won multiple titles.

In a 15-year head coaching career that includes two seasons at Marshall, Donovans overall career record stands at 345-146 (.703). Donovan played four seasons at Providence College (1983-87), where he was a two-time All-Big East selection, and spent one year with the New York Knicks (1987-88) before beginning his coaching career. He was inducted into the Providence College Hall of Fame in 1999. The 44-year-old Donovan is the youngest recipient of the Wooden Award Legends of Coaching honor.
Courtesy: Gatorzone.com



Buckeyes lose Lauderdale to injury - by Kevin Cochran
Dallas Lauderdale (6'8''-C), a junior center on the Ohio St. mens basketball team, will miss four-to-six weeks with a broken bone (fourth metacarpal) in his right hand.

Lauderdale will have surgery Wednesday at the Ohio St. Medical Center. Dr. Ryan Klinefelter will perform the surgery.

Lauderdale sustained the injury during a workout Monday.

Ohio St. begins official practice at 6 p.m. Friday in preparation for the 2009-10 season. The Buckeyes will play an exhibition game at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 vs. Walsh (OH) at Value City Arena.

The season gets underway officially Nov. 9 vs. Alcorn St. (7 p.m./Big Ten Network) in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer.
Courtesy: ohiostatebuckeyes.com


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Warriors, Islanders Await NBBF. For League Final Eight Date - by Enoma Ugheghe
Eight teams from the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences who have qualified for the final eight of this years DSTV Multi Choice/NBBF Premier Basketball League said they were yet to receive an official date for the showdown which is billed for the Indoor Sport Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos.
In a chat with Dodan Warriors handler, Peter Ahmedu , he said despite the fact that NBBF is yet to announce the date for the final eight, his side is currently in camp intensifying preparation ahead of the showdown that will take place hopefully later this month. He also believes that other teams in the Final Eight are currently doing the same.
The teams that have qualified through the regular season for the final eight from Atlantic Conference are Lagos Islanders BC, Union Bank Lagos, Dodan Warriors and Royal Hoopers of Port-Harcourt while Kano Pillars Kada Stars, Plateau Peaks Jos and Yelwa Hawks Bauchi qualified from the Sarannah Conference



Ahmedu Advises NBBF - by Enoma Ugheghe
One time board member of Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF Colonel Sam Ahmedu (Rtd) has advised the new board led by Tijani Umar to embark on youth programmes that will enable the country to have young and fresh players that can represent Nigeria at international competitions.
Speaking recently, the Dodan Warriors boss said he was worried that there is no specific programme designed to catch the players when they are still young.
Basketball is a game that is very physical and it needs a lot of energy. If we dont try to have youth programmes, then it will be difficult to face real competition in basketball, the former NBBF board member said.
We saw what happened to our team in Libya compare to teams like Angola, Cameroun and others who have good developmental programmes to promote their basketball.



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Halifax To Host 2009-10 PBL All-Star Game - by Eurobasket
The Halifax Rainmen will play host to the first Premier Basketball League All Star game. Some of the best players in North America will land in Halifax to dazzle and entertain basketball fans alike.

'I'm extremely excited to bring this great event back to our wonderful city,' said Rainmen owner Andre Levingston. 'Our organization along with our great partners will make this an all star game to remember. We are also pleased to announce Rogers as the presenting sponsor for our All-Star weekend. '

The 2009-10 season kicks off for the Rainmen with the annual Holiday Classic which consists of 3 pre-season games to be played December 19, 20 and 21st at the Halifax Metro Centre. During the regular 2010 season, the Halifax Rainmen will play 10 home games and 10 away games
Source: PBL



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Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Santa Lucia 0-0 
 2. Ginebra 0-0 
 3. Alaska 0-0 
 4. Purefoods 0-0 
 5. Coca-Cola 0-0 
 6. Talk N Text 0-0 
 7. Barako Bull 0-0 
 8. Burger King 0-0 
 9. San Miguel 0-0 
 10. Rain or Shine 0-0 
 11. Smart Gilas 0-0 


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 25
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.25.0 
 2. Malewski, Znicz B.21.0 
 3. Celej, Start Lublin20.5 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.20.0 
 5. Storozynski, Trefl S.18.5 
 6. Piechowicz, MMKS D.18.3 
 7. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.0 
 8. Piotrkowski, AZS A.18.0 
 9. Flieger, Zastal ZG18.0 
 10. Wojdyla, Sudety18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pawel STOROZYNSKI
  Trefl SSA
  (201-F-79)
  Avg: 13
 1. Storozynski, Trefl S.13.0 
 2. Nowak, Sudety JG13.0 
 3. Sterenga, Gornik W.12.0 
 4. Sulima, Tempcold.11.0 
 5. Mis, Siarka T.11.0 
 6. Nowak, Sudety JG10.5 
 7. Nowak, Sudety JG10.5 
 8. Nowak, Sudety JG10.5 
 9. Kwiatkowski, Start L.10.0 
 10. Lisewski, MMKS.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.8.7 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin7.5 
 3. Rapucha, Zubry7.0 
 4. Rapucha, Zubry7.0 
 5. Krajewski, LKS L.7.0 
 6. Rapucha, Zubry7.0 
 7. Ecka, Znicz Basket6.7 
 8. Trepka, LKS Lodz6.0 
 9. Trepka, LKS Lodz6.0 
 10. Baran, Siarka.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin ECKA
  Znicz Basket
  (184-G-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ecka, Znicz Basket6.0 
 2. Prostak, Sudety JG6.0 
 3. Kalinowski, LKS L.6.0 
 4. Rapucha, Zubry5.5 
 5. Rapucha, Zubry5.5 
 6. Stolarz, Zubry5.5 
 7. Stolarz, Zubry5.5 
 8. Zalewski, Zubry5.0 
 9. Prostak, Sudety JG5.0 
 10. Stoklosa, Spo.5.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry3.0 
 2. Prus, Gornik Walb.2.5 
 3. Kulikowski, Zubry2.5 
 4. Kulikowski, Zubry2.5 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star2.0 
 6. Milewski, AZS A.2.0 
 7. Mis, Siarka T.2.0 
 8. Lisewski, MMKS D.1.7 
 9. Bodych, Spojnia S.1.3 
 10. Bach, Trefl S.1.3 


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. Spojnia S. 3-0 
 2. Sokol L. 3-0 
 3. MMKS DG 3-0 
 4. Siarka T. 2-1 
 5. Znicz Basket 2-1 
 6. Zastal ZG 2-1 
 7. Sudety JG 2-1 
 8. Start Lublin 1-1 
 9. Tempcold AZS 1-2 
 10. AZS AWF K-ce 1-2 
 11. Big Star 1-2 
 12. MOSiR Krosno 1-2 
 13. LKS Lodz 0-2 
 14. Gornik Wal. 0-2 
 15. Zubry 0-2 
 16. Trefl SSA 0-3 


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


1Liga Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Start Lublin - MOSiR Krosno 71-62
Start Lublin overcame MOSiR Krosno 71:62 in the Regular Season Round 3. Michal Sikora (182-G-80) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Celej Tomasz notched 17. Pluta Piotr ended up with 21 points in the losing effort.

Siarka T. - Gornik Walb. 82-67
Siarka reached the second victory in the League beating Gornik 82:67. Five players scored in double figures as Piotr Mis (204-F/C-77) collected 19 points and 12 rebounds. Marciniak Michal netted 18 and Czerwonka Adrian added 17 points. Sterenga Marcin erupted with 31 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Big Star - Sokol L. 68-75
Big Star lost to Sokol 68:75 as the latter grabbed 3-0 record. Bartosz Dubiel (195-F-84) led the way with 18 points, Nitsche Mateusz notched 15 and Pisarczyk Wojciech as well as Glapinski Rafal had 10 each. Saran Michal poured in 16 points for the hosts.

MMKS DG - Znicz Basket 86-76
MMKS DG jumped to 3-0 record defeating Znicz Basket 86:76. Marek Piechowicz (203-G/F-88) exploded with 28 points, while Szczypka Lukasz and Zielinski Piotr had 12 each. Malewski Grzegorz ended up with 19 points in the losing case.

Spojnia S. - Trefl SSA 77-68
Spojnia remained undefeated after the win over Trefl SSA 77:68. Wiktor Grudzinski (208-C-78) paced all the winners with 18 poinsta nd 12 boards, while Mazur Hubert scored 17. Storozynski Pawel poured in 17 points in defeat and Mordzak Grzegorz added 16.

Zastal ZG - AZS AWF K-ce 75-58
Marcin Flieger (182-G-84, agency: Promotex) delivered 24 points for Zastal ZG that beat AZS AWF Katowice 75:58. Kukielka Grzegorz scored 13 and Kalinowski Jaroslaw nailed 12. Piotrkowski Mariusz chipped in 20 points in the losing case.



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Peter John lands in China! - by Rafael Otero
The list of unemployment had another lost when Club Fujian in China signing 7'4 C Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) to a contract for this upcoming Chinese Basketball Season. Ramo's group, headed by his Mentor Felix 'Felo Rivera' had told that his priority was the NBA but if nothing comes up they will have no worries about Peter John signing anywhere overseas, specially China. From the very beggining many teams were interested from China in PJ, who 'killed' the BSN this past season. The PR National Team center agreed to play with the Chinese Club for a deal around $300k which could go up to $400k with bonuses.

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Virgil Stanescu joins Teramo in the Italian SerieA - by Interperformances
Banca Tercas Teramo has added to his roster the experienced 7'0' Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama). The Romanian player is a true European center, capable to keep the position under the boards and to defend on strong opponents, but with good range from outside too. Virgis played in Belgium, Turkey, Germany, Romania and Kuwait during his long career. In the last four years he played in the Russian first league, first for Spartak St.Petersburg in the 2005/06 season, then for Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in 2006/07 and for Unics Kazan, the second best Russian Club, in the 2007/08 season. Last year Virgil played with CSK VVS Samara, averaging 8.9ppg and grabbing 4.8 rebounds.
Virgil is considered the best Romanian National Team Player since 1997.


Div.A Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Gaz Metan - Otopeni 95-74
Jarrett Howell (188-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Texas Arlington) remains the top-scorer of the Romanian League with 27.5 points per game. He nailed 32 points as his Gaz Metan beat Otopeni 95:74. Mitchell Deven collected 20 points and 12 boards, while Zigeranovic Ivan scored 12. Seals LeVar chipped in 22 points in defeat.

Mures - Ploiesti 76-83
Ploiesti improved to 4-0 record defeating Mures 83:76. Darius Hargrove (193-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Virginia Union) led the way with 18 points and Cepulis Arvydas nailed 17. Tomic Branislav produced 19 points for the home side and Peciukas Vaidotas added 18.

Brasov - Oradea 91-85
Tsvetelin Ivanov (196-G-89) nailed 23 points and Mladenovic Dejan followed him with 21 points as Brasov edged Oradea 91:85. Paliciuc Radu notched 19, while Marinkovic Nenad posted 16. Martinovic Milos delivered 18 points in the losing effort.

Municipal B. - U.Mobitel.CN 71-84
U.Mobitelco CN improved to 4-0 record on top after the road win over Municipal 84:71. Mihai Silvasan (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) exploded with 29 points and 8 rebounds, whilst Lawrence David netted 24. Santana Angel was responsible for 23 points for the hosts.

Dinamo B. - Pitesti 60-68
Dinamo sent Pitesti to 3-1 record being neaten by them 60:68. Pitesti was led by 21 points from Joshua Jackson (188-G-85, college: Warner Pacific) and Waterstradt Dan nailed 15. Belanovic Aleksandar ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Fometescu Claudiu scored 12.

Gladiator CN - Rovinari 81-64
Gladiator CN overcame Rovinari 81:64 in the Regular Season Round 4 having 6 players in the roster. Ronald Howard (181-G-84, college: Mayville St.) and Dawson LeRoy combined 50 points for the winners and Roschnafsky Bruno netted 11. Griffin Justin delivered 20 points in the losing case.

Timisoara - CSU Sibiu 81-78
Timisoara tied their record at 2-2 after the home win over CSU Sibiu 81:78. Milos Pesic (202-F-84) paced all the winners with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Dzambic Rade collected 17 points, while Markovic Nenad scored 14. Brown Earl produced 27 points for the guests.



Mornar Bar cruises past Steaua Turabo in Bucharest - by Eurobasket News

Steaua Turabo - Mornar Bar 75-83

It was the first game ever for these two teams in BIBL. Mornar was the one who came up with victory, mostly owing to Milos Durisic (194-G-88), who nailed 28 points. Filip Samojlovic (183-G-90, agency: Interperformances) had 13 and Chad Barnes (190-G-83, college: New Orleans) netted 2 points less. Ronald Timus (198-G/F-84, agency: Rice and Rice, college: Morgan St.) and Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama) responded with 19 points each for the hosts. Milos Mladenovic (204-C/F-82) stopped on 14 pts.
First quarter was totally leveled. Both teams were pretty good offensively scoring 21 points each. Picture on the court changed after that. Mornar was the team who intensified defense, forcing the host squad to commit mistakes and to miss some tough shots. At the same time, Milos Durisic and his teammates were on fire scoring 22 more points until the half time. So after 20 minutes of play it was 35-43 for the guests. Steaua responded after the breather. Ronald Timus and Virgil Stanescu lifted their team to 24 third quarter points, while Mornar was stopped on 17. However, visitors still held plus 1 before the last ten minutes. Then, when it was the most important Mornar players shined having another very productive period. They drained 23 points leaving Steaua to 16 sealing the nice road win in Balkan Legue, Round 1.

Steaua Turabo: Ronald Timus 19, Virgil Stanescu 19, Milos Mladenovic 14
Mornar Bar:
Milos Durisic 28, Filip Samojlovic 13, Chad Barnes 11



Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan27.5 
 2. Bassett, Craiova23.5 
 3. Bassett, Craiova23.5 
 4. Ivanov, Brasov21.3 
 5. Santana, Municipal B.20.8 
 6. Timus, Steaua T.20.7 
 7. Timus, Steaua T.20.7 
 8. Timus, Steaua T.20.7 
 9. Mijuskovic, Oradea20.3 
 10. Bassett, Craio.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason SMITH
  CSU Sibiu
  (198-F-77)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Smith, CSU Sibiu10.8 
 2. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.8 
 3. Gnjato, Oradea8.8 
 4. Paliciuc, Brasov8.3 
 5. Summers, CSU Sibiu8.3 
 6. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.0 
 7. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN7.8 
 8. Harris, Craiova7.5 
 9. Harris, Craiova7.5 
 10. Jucan, Gaz Met.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan6.3 
 2. Roschnafsky, Gladia.6.0 
 3. Pesic, Timisoara5.5 
 4. Dzambic, Timisoara5.3 
 5. Tyner, Rovinari4.8 
 6. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.8 
 7. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.5 
 8. Helcioiu, Municipa.4.5 
 9. Burleson, Ploiesti4.5 
 10. Levine, Gladia.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan3.8 
 2. Hargrove, Ploiesti3.5 
 3. Tyner, Rovinari3.3 
 4. Jackson, Pitesti2.8 
 5. Sheard, Mures2.8 
 6. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.5 
 7. Dumitru, Pitesti2.3 
 8. Smith, CSU Sibiu2.3 
 9. Johnson, CSU Sibiu2.3 
 10. Bassett, Craio.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dorde PANTELIC
  Steaua Turabo
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Pantelic, Steaua T.2.0 
 2. Pantelic, Steaua T.2.0 
 3. Dragovic, Craiova2.0 
 4. Dragovic, Craiova2.0 
 5. Vajda, Mures1.8 
 6. Masiulis, Mures1.5 
 7. Harris, Craiova1.5 
 8. Pantelic, Steaua T.1.5 
 9. Harris, Craiova1.5 
 10. Pantelic, Steaua.1.3 


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CSKA account for Zalgiris in Moscow - by Eurobasket News
CSKA - Zalgiris 90:74
CSKA opened their VTB-League campaign with a comfortable win over Zalgiris. The Lithuanian powerhouse entered the game pretty confidently. They grabbed a 7:0 lead but CSKA quickly erased the deficit. They finished the starting quarter drawing things level at 20. Andrey Vorontsevich (204-C-87) paced CSKA in the second period. The hosts surged ahead and earned a 5-point lead at halftime. Marcus Brown and Mantas Kalnietis (195-G-86, agency: Interperformances) helped Zalgiris returned into the game. They spurred back in charge 53:51 in the third frame. But Ponkrashov and Zoran Planinic (199-G-82) allowed the home team to enjoy an 8-point lead with ten minutes to go. Zalgiris slowed down in the final term and could not match aggressive CSKA. The Moscow team rallied comfortably and posted the initial win at the tournament.
Andrey Vorontsevich finished with 16 points for CSKA. Zoran Planinic added 15 points, while Ramunas Siskauskas (197-G-78) had 11 points in the victory. Mantas Kalnietis and Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) responded with 18 points each for Zalgiris. Travis Watson (203-F/C-81, college: Virginia) contributed 14 points in the loss.

CSKA: Andrey Vorontsevich 16, Zoran Planinic 15, Ramunas Siskauskas 11
Zalgiris: Mantas Kalnietis 18, Dainius Salenga 18



Interview with Sharrod Ford - by Stanislav Tyutyunnik
American forward Sharrod Ford (206-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Clemson) moved from warm Italy to cold Russia and will play this season at St. Petersburg with Spartak. He was very kind to answer some of the questions to Stanislav Tyutyunnik from Eurobasket.com in this interview.

Let's go back in time, how and when did you start playing basketball?
My starting of playing basketball was when I was about 12 years old. 11 or 12. My mother sent me to play.

Why did you part ways with La Fortezza Bologna and move to Superleague?
It was kind of rocky situation with owner in Virtus. I guessed he was happy with season we had year before. But many things were changed. And I was among these.
Spartak was the first team that came to me when I parted ways with Virtus. I learned a lot about team, about its last season, about Superleague. Everything was cool. Its comfortable situation to be here.


What do you think of Spartak and its competitive level?
I think the competitive level is really good. I did research they finished 4th place in Russian Nationals this year. Its definitely good you know. To finish 4th or higher will be good for us this year.

What do you think you could bring to a team?
I think I can bring a lot of excitement, a lot of enthusiasm, athleticism. A lot of things. Hopefully dunks, block shots.

What do you expect from playing at Russia, what is your goal to achieve by the end of season?
I expect a tough championship. My goal for this team and I think for everybody in the team is trying to finish the same position as last year. Or may be even higher. And if we continue to work hard as now we can achieve these goals.

What about your game, what are your strengths?
My strengths is defense I think. I help other players in defense. Be in the right place in the right time. Rebounding, block shots, dirty work. I like dunks very much.

What about your weak sides?
I think my shooting is not consistent. I mean my free points shooting can be more consistent. All around shooting have to be a little more better.

Do you keep some video records of your games for reviews?
Sometimes I like to watch my games. I can go back to these games, to see things that could be better. Im not looking very much film. I have records with games of Virtus and Alba.

What are your career best and worst moments?
My best moments were in Montegranaro. We were small team and nobody expected our achievements. We played very good championship. Me as individual played my best season in Europe. As a team we had a best season of the team.
My worst moments I think was the beginning of this season when I was in Virtus. The whole situation was not good. Nobody wants me to be there. We had a good season. We won Eurochallenge and I think its a great accomplish for any team. But obviously for owner it wasnt good enough. Although we had a good atmosphere in team. I wasnt in the team in the beginning of this season and it was terrible for me.


If you could pick four players to make an ideal starting five with yourself, who would you choose?
A point guard Id pick Steve Nash, my shooting guard Kobe Bryant, small forward Michael Jordan. As my power forward - Tim Duncan. O no, I will be power forward and he is a center.

In terms of basketball where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time? Do you want to come back and play in USA again?
In next 5 years hopefully I have success in Russian championship, Euroleague championship. If NBA comes calling and the situation will be good Id like to go back. But if its not a good situation and I feel comfortable here so no, I willnt come back.

What about Sharrod Ford on the web? What are your thoughts about Twitter/social media guidelines from David Stern?
I love Twitter and Facebook. It gives me a chance to connect with fans. People who want to know real me can follow me in Twitter. Ive seen the guidelines of David Stern but it doesnt matter the guidelines of NBA for me, I am not the NBA player. I pretty much like social network. I am always on Twitter after the practice and after the game.



Unics open VTB League with win over VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News
VEF Riga - Unics 72:76
Unics ensured the first win in the inaugural VTB League season. The Kazan outfit outgunned VEF Riga in the Latvian capital to go 1-0 in Group A. Vladimir Veremeenko (208-F-84) and Marko Popovic (185-G-82, college: S.Idaho JC) fired 14 points each to lead the charge.
Unics silenced the Riga crowd with an 8:0 start to the game. VEF soon recovered and raced in front 19:16 late in the period. Unics regained the lead 23:21 at the first break. Unics enjoyed a 33:25 advantage midway through the second period. The hosts managed to cut the distance as they trailed by 4 points at the interval. VEF Riga remained within striking distance throughout the third quarter. They finished the third stanza down by just 2 points heading into the fourth frame. VEF Riga spurred in front late in the game 67:66 but they could not maintain the advantage. Marko Popovic stepped up with five quick points for the visitors as they reestablished a 74:70 lead. Unics sealed the tough win in the dying seconds to taste the first VTB League victory.
Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83) finished with 12 points. Kouziakine and Stombergas had 10 points each in the win. Ingus Bankevics (195-G/F-85) responded with 16 points for VEF Riga. Martynas Mazeika (190-G-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) nailed 15 points in defeat.

VEF Riga: Ingus Bankevics 16, Martynas Mazeika 15
Unics: Vladimir Veremeenko 14, Marko Popovic 14, Kresimir Loncar 12



BC Triumph signed Paul Miller - by Stanislav Tyutyunnik
BC Triumph signed American power forward/center Paul Miller (208-C/F-82, college: Wichita St.). Last season Miller played in Anwil, Poland and scored 13,1 pts, 6,4 rbs, 1,1 ast and 1,4 st average. During 5 years of playing in Wichita State University NCAA team, he was selected in All-MVC Freshman Team -03, 04 and became All-MVC Player of the Year in 2006.
BC Triumph Head Coach Stanislav Eremin: ' We lacked big guys during the preseason games, so we decided to enforce 4-5 position. So we signed Amercian forward-center Paul Miller, he had a very good last season. Paul is the player with great touch and good shot. It's very important that Miller can play both positions - 4-5. Hope he'll help our team in the upcoming season'.


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Former Baseline player Chucky Frierson signs in Norway - by Bobby Rouse
Former Baseline Warriors player Chucky Frierson (6'6''-G/F-83, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Dominican, NY) has signed to play for the Harstad Vikings (Norway-BLNO) for the 2009-2010 season. Chucky was an integral part of Baseline's success throughout the 2009 year as he was a member of our China tour, a member of our organizations WBA team, and a member of the Baseline SEBL summer pro squad. Congratulations to Chucky, and we hope to have him back within our organization for next summer's pro league.

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Cherno More celebrates comfortably win against Metalac - by Eurobasket News
Cherno More - Metalac 85-73

Cherno More registered comfortable 12-point win against Metalac. The hosts had Eric Webb (188-G-84, college: Furman) on fire with 24 points (5 triples). The American also had 8 rebounds and 6 assists beside that.
Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83, agency: Interperformances) was second scorer of the team with 15 points. In Metalac, Dragomir Marojevic (207-C-81) came up with double-double, 22 points and 13 rebounds. Marko Ljubojevic (202-F/G-84) contributed with 14 points and 8 boards.
Metalac had slightly better beginning. Actually, both teams were pretty good offensively, but Metalac was the one who held 17-21 lead after opening ten minutes. However, that was all from them, at least for the next two quarters. Cherno More intensified defense in the second period stopping their rivals on just 9 pts. On the other side, Eric Webb and his teammates scored 19 pts, meaning that the hosts had 36-30 lead at the HT. Nothing has changed in third period as Cherno More still was the team who dominated. In these 10 minutes the hosts totally smashed Metalac with 31-18 for unreachable 67-48. As a reminder, in the entire first half Cherno More had 36 and only in third quarter they drained 31 points. After that, rest of the way was just the formality and in the end Cherno More celebrated totally deserved 85-73 win.

Cherno More: Eric Webb 24+8 boards+6 as,
Pavels Veselovs 15
Metalac:
Dragomir Marojevic 22+13 boards, Marko Ljubojevic 14+8 boards


Stats Leaders - 1A


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Mihailovic and Varagic returns to Slovenia - by Zeljko Zule
TCG Mercator inked their former member Vladimir Mihailovic (193-G-82) ex Kolin. He averaged 8,0 points, 1,9 rebounds, 1,5 assists and 0,7 steals in 33 gamed of Czech Mattoni NBL League.
Milos Varagic (195-G-87, agency: VTBM) ex Santa Pola Lucentum Alicante returned to Triglav (B1).He averaged 6,4 points, 2,7 rebounds, 0,6 assists and 1,3 steals in 27 games of Spanish EBA League last season.
Porotorz (D2) inked David Moro (199-G-86) ex Epic Misel Postojna.



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Defending Champs Fall On Day 1 KBL - by Rick Ross
KCC Last years KBL Champion open up at home with a Loss
To Dongbu Promy Lead by 1st year and new head Coach Kang Dong Hee
89-79, Marquin Chandler (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.) led all scores 26 pts followed

Kim Joo-Sung (205-C-79) 20 pts
We really wanted to win today's game,'' Promy post player Kim Joo-sung said
Both teams shot well from the floor, However, the Promy was more stronger,
In a losing effort Ha Seung Jin led KCC with 16 pts followed by
Choo Seung Gyun 10 pts and Jeon Tae Pung 11 pts
The Elephants Open up against SK Friday



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Stats Leaders - LEB Gold


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


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  A.G. Fuenla
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Fitch, A.G. Fuenla25.5 
 2. Carroll, Gran Canaria23.0 
 3. Ahearn, MMT E.22.0 
 4. Navarro, Regal B.21.5 
 5. San Emeterio, Caja L.21.0 
 6. Aguilar, Granada19.0 
 7. Batista, A.G. F.17.5 
 8. Panko, Lagun A.17.5 
 9. Mumbru, Bizkaia .16.5 
 10. Hendrix, Grana.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nik CANER-MEDLEY
  MMT Estudia.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Caner-Medley, MMT E.11.0 
 2. Jackson, Xacobeo BS10.0 
 3. Batista, A.G. F.9.0 
 4. Katelynas, Lucentum.8.0 
 5. Kickert, Gran C.7.0 
 6. Popovic, MMT E.7.0 
 7. Moiso, Bizkaia Bilbao6.5 
 8. Panko, Lagun A.6.5 
 9. Triguero, Cajasol6.5 
 10. Moss, CB Murc.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Xacobeo BS
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Stanic, Xacobeo BS6.5 
 2. Valters, DKV J.6.5 
 3. Mumbru, Bizkaia .6.0 
 4. Cook, Unicaja6.0 
 5. Norris, Gran C.5.0 
 6. Sada, Regal Barca5.0 
 7. Rubio, Regal Barca5.0 
 8. Llull, Real Madrid4.5 
 9. Prigioni, Real Madrid4.5 
 10. Ribas, Caja Labor.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jorge GARBAJOSA
  Real Madrid
  (205-C/F-77)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Garbajosa, Real M.3.5 
 2. Jeter, Unicaja3.5 
 3. McDonald, Gran C.3.0 
 4. Van Lacke, Valladolid2.5 
 5. Ivanov, Manresa2.5 
 6. Ingles, Granada2.0 
 7. Toledo, Manresa2.0 
 8. Jasen, MMT E.2.0 
 9. Rodriguez, Bizkai.2.0 
 10. Bulfoni, Xacobeo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (210-C-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Vazquez, Regal B.2.5 
 2. Freeland, Unicaja2.0 
 3. Battle, Valladolid1.5 
 4. Terry, Xacobeo BS1.5 
 5. Aguilar, Granada1.5 
 6. Barac, Caja Laboral1.5 
 7. Barnes, Valladolid1.5 
 8. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.5 
 9. Ndong, Regal Barca1.5 
 10. Nielsen, Valenc.1.5 


ACB, Round 2: Six teams remain with perfect score - by Eurobasket News
DKV Joventut - Cajasol 65-60
DKV Joventut jumped to 2-0 after 65-60 home win against Cajasol. Uros Tripkovic (197-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) was on fire for the hosts scoring 18 points. He made 5 of 7 attempts from behind the arc. Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca (212-C-83) followed him with 12, while Kristaps Walters added 10 pts. In Cajasol (0-2), Earl Calloway shined with 18 points and 5 rebounds.

Regal Barca - Valencia BC 87-62
Regal Barca smashed Valencia BC at the Palau Blaugrana with huge 87-62. Juan Navarro (192-G-80) once again was a key player in victory netting 24 points (6/6 for 3-pts, 3/4 for FG2). Roger Grimau (196-G-79) and Fran Vazquez were behind him with 14 pts each. Rawle Marshall and Nando De Colo combined 33 points in defeat (1-1).

Valladolid - Xacobeo BS 75-64
Both teams failed in Round 1, but it was Valladolid who made it in this game mostly owing to Brian Chase (178-G-81, college: Virginia Tech), who scored 16 points. Lamont Barnes (208-F/C-78, college: Temple) had 13 pts and 6 rebounds, whole Eulis Baez collected 12 points and 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Costas Vasiliadis had 16 and Drago Pasalic netted one point less.

Real Madrid - Lagun Aro GBC 71-67
Real Madrid celebrated 71-67 home win against Lagun Aro GBC jumping to 2-0. Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77) stepped up for his team with 20 points, including just 3 missed shots for the game. Jorge Garbajosa (205-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances) had 15, Louis Bullock 13 and Darjus Lavrinovic helped with 12 pts. Visitors got 20 points and 8 rebounds from Andy Panko, falling to 0-2.

Granada - Lucentum Al. 103-71
Granada blasted Alicante with impressive 103-71, meaning that both teams currently have the same 1-1 record. The hosts had couple of players in a game mood. Pablo Aguilar (203-F/C-89) stepped up with 23 pts and 5 boards, Richard Hendrix (203-F-86, college: Alabama) had 20 and Jimmie Hunter helped with 17 pts. Jorge Garcia answered with 15 and Mario Austin scored 14 pts in defeat.

Caja Laboral - Bizkaia Bilbao 85-76
Caja Laboral had couple of players in a game mood today, with Mirza Teletovic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) leading the way with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Fernando San Emeterio (198-G/F-84) scored 20, Lior Alyahu 14 and Carl English netter one point less. Bilbao (1-1) got 24 points from Alex Mumbru.

A.G. Fuenla - CB Murcia 93-77
Fuenlabrada jumped to 2-0, while Murcia remains winless after two rounds. Gerald Fitch (191-G-82, agency: SportsTalent, college: Kentucky) was totally the best player in this victory draining 29 points. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) scored 15 and Chris Thomas netted 10. In the loosing squad, Vlado Scepanovic posted 13 pts.

Manresa - Unicaja 77-73
Manresa grabbed second consecutive win joining group of the teams with perfect 2-0 record. On the other side, Unicaja dropped to 0-2 and this is extremely bad start for the team from Malaga. Sergiy Gladyr (196-G/F-89) top-scored for the winners with 17 points in just 18 minutes (4 triples). Ahmad Nivins (206-F-87, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: St.Joseph's) had 13 and Alfonso Alzamora added 10 pts. In Unicaja, Saul Blanco delivered 20 points.

MMT Estudiantes - Gran Canaria postponed


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  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   


North Zone Semis: Defence Force scores a double! - by Albert-Lee Young
Date: October 14, 2009

Division 1
Defence Force grabbed a close 77-74 win against National Flour Mills (NFM) in Game1 of their Best of Three Series in North Zone Commission Division 1 Big Four Semi Finals at the St Pauls Street Sporting Complex, Port of Spain.

National forward Steven Lighter Lewis top-scored for the soldiers with 15 points, Derrick Boxhill had 14 and Peter Lewis added 13 pts. In defeat, Andy Best posted a game high 21pts while Kerry Mc Millan and Jason Delise tallied 13 and 11 pts respectively.

Division 2
In the first game of the double header, Defence Force B team scored a comfortable 81-46 victory against Unit Trust Pistons in Game 1 of the Division 2 Big Four Semi Finals.

For the army team, Jonathan Donawa came up big with 24pts, Ian Carter had 14 and Devon Waddell scored 12pts. Pistons had two players in double figures; Christopher Wilson (10) Andy Germain (10).



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  TURKEY   


Wesson keeps it in Turkey - by Sinan Can
PINAR Karsiyaka officially announced the signing of K'Zell Wesson (201-F/C-77, college: La Salle) . Izmir side who has not been satisfied by performance of frontcourt at pre-season games, added Wesson as the fifth foreigner to their roster. Karsiyaka has three American players, David Holston, Ryan Toolson and Andre Smith as Martin Mihajlovic takes place as the bosman player. Wesson's Bulgarian passport will help him to be a part of the team. Anyway, Izmir side might release Martin Mihajlovic any time. Wesson started his over-seas career in Turkey for Buyuk Kolej at 2000-01 season, made his come back by signing Besiktas Cola Turka last season. It looks like, American big man enjoyed playing for Coach Hakan Demir, who is currently in charge at Karsiyaka. Wesson averaged 13.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 20 games with Besiktas.

Turkish President's Cup Winner: Efes Pilsen - by Baha Kurtulus
Efes Pilsen Istanbul won the first title of the Turkish season by beating Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 81-74 for the President's Cup at Ankara Ataturk Sports Hall.

Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) lead Efes Pilsen Istanbul with 26 points, Kerem Tunceri had 14 points and Kaya Peker had 11 points, grabbed 9 rebounds.
For Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Lynn Terence Greer scored 17 points,Semih Erden added 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Efes made just 8 of 26 three-point attempts. Meanwhile Fenerbahce hit 8 of 25 threes.
Efes Pilsen Istanbul leads the cup race with 8 wins in 13 finals.



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  UBA   


Standings
UBA Standings
D-League
 1. Columbus D. 0-0 
 2. Warner RK 0-0 
 3. Metro K. 0-0 
 4. Orlando Stars 0-0 
Exhibition-Touring
 1. Proline 0-0 
 2. Shizuoka T. 0-0 
National Division
 1. Converse F. 0-0 
 2. S. Antonio 0-0 
 3. Irving A. 0-0 
 4. GIE Morrow D. 0-0 
 5. Katy S. 0-0 
 6. Houston G. 0-0 
 7. Austin F. 0-0 
 8. Southern G. 0-0 


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  UKRAINE   


Superleague Cup: Wednesday Games - by Platon Khegai
Another three games of the Ukrainian Superleague Cup were carried out on Wednesday. Thus Dnipro hosted MBC Mykolaiv, Kryvbas visited Odessa and Pulsar faced Gryfony in Rivne.

BC Odessa lost to Kryvbas its opening home game in the new season 74:80 (22:25, 19:16, 13:20, 20:19). Key events were in the third quarter when visitors not only got quite good handicap but kept it till the end of a period.
O: DeGroat 16 pts + 4 rebs, Podolian 15 pts, Hill 14 pts + 3 steals + 3 ast, Coleman 9 pts, Fraseniuk 7 pts, Gurtovoy 6 pts, Balashov 5 pts, Wallace 2 pts.
K: Zuza 21 pts + 10 rebs, Koprivitsa 17 pts, Korabliov 10 pts, Kondratovets 9 pts, Antonijevic 7 pts, Annenkov 5 pts, Pavlovic 5 pts, Crisp 4 pts, Konev 2 pts.

With two double-doubles in its boxscore, BC Dnipro destroyed Shipbuilders from Mykolaiv 107 to 78 (31:27, 24:15, 30:22, 22:14). Hosts showed well-organized defense and aggressive offense so their opponents had no chances to add two points to the cup table.
D: Crowe 16 pts + 12 rebs, Ivanov 16 pts, Kornienko 14 pts + 13 rebs, Tymofeyenko 4 pts, Glazyrin 7 pts + 7 rebs, Panchenko 5 pts + 6 ast, Belitskiy 3 pts, Kozlov 8 pts, Lebedev 14 pts, Lekavicius 8 pts + 4 rebs, Andriukaitis 12 pts.
M: Shkurupiy 17 pts, Matiukevich 15 pts + 8 rebs, Onufriev 11 pts, Iailo 7 pts, Silkovskiy 4 pts + 4 ast, Norenko 2 pts + 5 rebs, McClintock 4 pts + 4 rebs, Vaikulis 8 pts + 5 rebs, Jeromanovs 10 pts + 7 rebs + 4 ast.

Pulsar also smashed reserve squad of BC Gryfony 110:59 (21:14, 29:14, 34:23, 26:8). Most effective for the winners were: Ulianko 25 pts + 9 rebs, Poltoratskiy 14 pts + 5 rebs, Artimovich 13 pts + 4 rebs, Shelukha 11 pts + 4 rebs, Shemosiuk and Gerasimchiuk 10 pts each.


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Macaulay Expects Dog Fight - by Andy Webb
Marshall MK Lions host the Guildford Heat on Friday evening at Bletchley Leisure Centre in the first BBL Cup clash of the 2009/10 campaign, and Lions coach Vince Macaulay y is expecting nothing to come easy for his side on Friday evening: As it's the BBL cup, we want to progress, so we are expecting a real dog fight on Friday he said: The Guildford Heat have shown that they are developing as a team under Chad (McKnight). They had a couple of easier games to start the season, but really pushed Everton all the way last weekend. Macaulay identified former GB Internationals Mike Martin and Julius Joseph as the men to watch out for when Guildford come to town: Their main threats are Mike Martin and Julius Joseph he added: Mike is a high level player who is so athletic, but combines that with playing very hard for every second he is on the floor. Julius is a player that can hurt you offensively. He is slowly getting back into game shape after a year off and I believe that combination could be lethal. The contest is made more interesting by the transfer of former BBL Trophy Final MVP Elmer J. Harrison (186-G-76, college: Connecticut) from the Heat to the Lions this summer, after the American had helped Guildford to Trophy glory in 2008.

Friday evenings second game sees the Sheffield Sharks welcome the Glasgow Rocks to the EIS, Sheffield in a BBL Championship clash. The Sharks hold the all time head-to-head between the sides at 36-14, and the game precedes them taking on the Worthing Thunder on Saturday evening in the BBL Cup.

More BBL Cup action gets underway on Saturday evening, as the Plymouth Raiders are in action against a hungry London Capital side, and the Essex Pirates and Worcester Wolves go head to head in a game that could go either way.

The BBL Championship table is also more than likely to change on Saturday evening, as six teams are in league action, with the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders, Guildford Heat, and Cheshire Jets all playing at home. Leicester, who will be riding high after their 99-65 defeat of the Essex Pirates last weekend, will be without dynamic point guard Tack Minor, as the American serves a one game ban.

Whilst the Heat complete a trying weekend with a home tie against the Newcastle Eagles, the Cheshire Jets face cross-town rivals, the Everton Tigers. Tigers' boss Tony Garbelotto said on Cheshire: They are a very experienced team, who happen to be our cross town rivals. Last season we went undefeated against them and I know that they will come for us with even more effort this season. They have had a mixed start but I still think this will be a tough game for both teams. As usual the main threat for them revolves around Chez Marks.



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  VENEZUELA   


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
East
 1. Tiburones 6-0 
 2. Gatos 4-2 
 3. Espartanos 2-4 
 4. Estudiantes 1-5 
West
 1. Cent.Apure 5-1 
 2. Graneros 4-2 
 3. Lanc.Cojedes 2-4 
 4. Duros 0-6 




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Women News

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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - Women  


Standings
Standings
Group A
1. Senegal5-0
2. Mozambique.4-1
3. Cameroon3-2
4. Madagascar.2-3
5. S.Africa1-4
6. Mauritius0-5
Group B
1. Angola4-1
2. Ivory Coas.4-1
3. Mali4-1
4. Nigeria2-3
5. Tunisia1-4
6. Rwanda0-5


The End of the Preliminary Round - by Eurobasket News
GROUP A
South Africa-Cameroon 50:64

Cameroon advanced to the Quarterfinals after the victory over South Africa in the last game of the group. Cameroon needed 64:50 to finish Group A with 3-2 record of the
21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women.
Cameroon started the game with 21-19 and later pushed the tempo for good. Due to the great defense the team ended up the half with 36:25. In the third period the teams were tied at 12-12 that still remained Cameroon on top. The latter added 16-13 in the last frame for the total success.
Solange Ebondji led the way with 15 points for 3-2 record. Astride Gano-Njiogap added 14 points, while Ngamou notched 9. Emmerentina Emmerentia Ledwaba (183-F-79) was outstanding in her side lose with 12 points, 7 rebounds in the losing effort.
In the Quarterfinal Cameroon will face Ivory Coast. South Africa will play against Rwanda for the 9-12 places on October 16th.

South Africa: Emmerentia Ledwaba 12, Pumla Sathula (G/F-85) 10
Cameroon: Ebonji 15, Gano 14

Madagascar-Mozambique 59:71

Mozambique rolls over Madagascar as both teams advance to 1/4 Finals of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Mozambique beat the hosts 71:59 for 4-1 record. Madagascar advanced to the Quarterfinals with 2-3 record from the fourth spot of the group.
It was Madagascar that opened the game with 19-7 and won the opening quarter. Mozambique replied with a 26-15 points win in the second quarter to narrow the gap to just one point of 34:33 at half-time in favour of the host. In the third period the guests were too good in the court and nailed 30 points in 10 minutes. It gave them 63:47 advantage after 30 minutes. Madagascar won the last quarter 12-8 but could only reduce to 59:71.
Leia Dongue led the way with a double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Aleia Rachide also had double double of 12 rebounds, 10 points, while Catia Halar and Ana Azindeira combined 24 points.
In the Quarterfinals Mozambique will face Angola that finished another group on the third spot. Madagascar will take on the leader of Group B Mali.

Madagascar: Prisca Razananirina (F) 16, Agne Rasoambolanoro (F) 12
Mozambique: Leia Dongue 16, Halar 13, Ana Azinheira (156-G-80) 11

Mauritius-Senegal 19:107
Senegal won group A of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women reaching the fifth straight victory last night. The favorites thrashed Mauritius 107:19 for 5-0 record.
Senegal started with 26-2 in the opening quarter and did not allow the opponent to show at least what they could in the court. The favorites easily reached 54 points at the halftime after 28-6 in the second stanza. In the third period Senegal produced 27-3 and looked forward to reach three digits in the end of the game. With 26-6 in the last quarter Senegal finished the game with 107:19.
Ndeye Sene (167-G/F-88) again top-scored for the winners with 20 points. Diango notched 18, while Thiam posted 16. Karina Venketasawmy collected 7 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.
Senegal will face now the fourth team of Group B in the Quarterfinals. On October 16th the team will play Nigeria that finished Group B with 2-3 record. The latter lost the last game to Angola 45:60.

Mauritius: Karina Venketasawmy 7+12 rebs
Senegal: Ndeye Sene 20, Diango 18, Thiam 16

GROUP B
Mali -Tunisia 66:38

Mali clinched the top spot in Group B at the preliminary round of AfroBasket 2009 in Madagascar. They wrapped up the action in the pool with the victory over Tunisia. The defending champions improved at 4-1 record and would face Madagascar at the quarterfinal stage. Tunisia finished the round with a single victory and occupied the fifth place in the group. They are scheduled to meet with Mauritius in the classification round.
Mali dominated the game from start to finish. They piled up a 12-point lead at halftime and were not about to slow down after the main break. The reigning champions cruised to a 19-point lead after three quarters of action. Tunisia were able to account for just 8 points in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end.
Djenebou Sissoko (190-F/C-82, college: Union (TN)) tallied 17 points and 11 boards for Mali. Diawara added 15 points and 16 boards for the winners. Zagrouba, Hedi Hamrouni (202-F) and Chelly responded with 6 points each. Mali enjoyed an overwhelming advantage on the boards 62:17. They also managed to overcome 22 turnovers and 34% accuracy from the field.

Mali: Djenebou Sissoko 17+11 boards, Diawara 15+16 boards, Sy 8
Tunisia: Zagrouba 6, Hedi Hamrouni 6, Chelly 6




Angola - Nigeria 60:45
Angola claimed the fourth win at the AfroBasket 2009 preliminary round. They toppled Nigeria to improve at 4-1 record and clinched the third spot in Group B. Angola will now face Mozambique at the quarterfinal stage. Nigeria slipped at 2-3 record and occupied the fourth position in the pool. They will take on Senegal in the playoffs.
Angola looked too good for Nigeria in the first half. Defense work smoothly for Angolan team as they held their opponents to just 8 points in the first quarter. Angola entered the second period up by 6 points and continued to dominate throughout the reminder of the half. The scoreboard read 30:18 at the interval. However Nigeria came up with a decent answer in the third term. They sparked a massive rally that resulted in a 39:37 lead for Nigeria with quarter remaining. But Angola quickly came back to life and stormed to the win at the end.

Luisa Tomas (83) netted 14 points for Angola. Nassecela Mauricio (181-F-80) contributed 11 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Rashidat Sadiq (188-F-81) answered with 11 points and 6 boards for Nigeria. Funmilayo Ojelabi (G) netted 10 points in the loss.

Angola:
Luisa Tomas 14, Nassecela Mauricio 11, Domitila Ventura (165-G-78) 8, Felizarda Jorge (87) 8
Nigeria:
Rashidat Sadiq 11, Funmilayo Ojelabi 10






Cote d'Ivoire - Rwanda 64:60

Rwanda threw all they had before finally surrendering against Cote dIvoire in the final game of the preliminary round of Afrobasket 2009. Cote d'Ivoire posted the fourth win and clinched the second spot in Group B. They will now take on Cameroon in the quarterfinal. Rwanda remained undefeated and would look for the first win in the classification game against South Africa on Saturday.
Cote d'Ivoire raced to a good start. They were up by 8 after ten minutes of action. But Rwanda slowed down their opponents. They limited Cote d'Ivoire to just 12 points in the second frame and trailed by 9 at halftime. Cote dIvoire continued to maintain the cushion heading into the fourth stanza up by 11 points. But Rwanda reeled off to a 23:16 fourth quarter nearly stunning their counterparts.

Salimata Berte (89) finished with 17 points and 8 boards for Cote d'Ivoire. Kani Kouyate (90) added 17 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the victory. Tatum responded with 21 points and 13 boards for Rwanda. Grandberry netted 18 points in defeat.

Cote d'Ivoire:
Salimata Berte 17, Kani Kouyate 17, Christelle Denaimou N'Garsanet (191-C-83, agency: Merit Sports, college: Missouri) 7
Rwanda: Brown Tatum 21, Takisha Grandberry 18




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  ANGOLA - Women  


Angola beat Nigeria in Antananarivo - by Eurobasket News
Angola - Nigeria 60:45
Angola claimed the fourth win at the AfroBasket 2009 preliminary round. They toppled Nigeria to improve at 4-1 record and clinched the third spot in Group B. Angola will now face Mozambique at the quarterfinal stage. Nigeria slipped at 2-3 record and occupied the fourth position in the pool. They will take on Senegal in the playoffs.
Angola looked too good for Nigeria in the first half. Defense work smoothly for Angolan team as they held their opponents to just 8 points in the first quarter. Angola entered the second period up by 6 points and continued to dominate throughout the reminder of the half. The scoreboard read 30:18 at the interval. However Nigeria came up with a decent answer in the third term. They sparked a massive rally that resulted in a 39:37 lead for Nigeria with quarter remaining. But Angola quickly came back to life and stormed to the win at the end.
Luisa Tomas (83) netted 14 points for Angola. Nassecela Mauricio (181-F-80) contributed 11 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Rashidat Sadiq (188-F-81) answered with 11 points and 6 boards for Nigeria. Funmilayo Ojelabi (G) netted 10 points in the loss.

Angola: Luisa Tomas 14, Nassecela Mauricio 11, Domitila Ventura (165-G-78) 8, Felizarda Jorge (87) 8
Nigeria: Rashidat Sadiq 11, Funmilayo Ojelabi 10



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  BOSNIA - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Livno 0-0 
 2. Jedinstvo 0-0 
 3. Zeljeznicar 0-0 
 4. Borac-Mladost 0-0 
 5. M.Kraj. BL 0-0 
 6. Celik 0-0 
 7. Brotnjo 94 0-0 
 8. Banovici 0-0 
 9. Tomislavgrad 0-0 
 10. Sloboda 0-0 
 11. Trebinje 0-0 
 12. Igman 0-0 


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  CAMEROON - Women  


Cameroon advanced to the Quarterfinals - by Eurobasket News
South Africa-Cameroon 50:64

Cameroon advanced to the Quarterfinals after the victory over South Africa in the last game of the group. Cameroon needed 64:50 to finish Group A with 3-2 record of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women. South Africa meanwhile finished fifth in the group.
Cameroon started the game with 21-19 and later pushed the tempo for good. Due to the great defense the team ended up the half with 36:25. In the third period the teams were tied at 12-12 that still remained Cameroon on top. The latter added 16-13 in the last frame for the total success.
Solange Ebondji led the way with 15 points for 3-2 record. Astride Gano-Njiogap added 14 points, while Ngamou notched 9. Emmerentia Ledwaba (183-F-79) was outstanding in her side lose with 12 points, 7 rebounds in the losing effort.
In the Quarterfinal Cameroon will face Ivory Coast. The latter finished second in Group B and showed five great games. South Africa will play against Rwanda for the 9-12 places on October 16th. Later they will play another game with the winner or loser of Tunisia-Mauritius.

South Africa: Emmerentia Ledwaba 12, Pumla Sathula (G/F-85) 10
Cameroon: Ebonji 15, Gano 14



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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


ZBL Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Valosun Brno - Trutnov 60-73
Trutnov celebrated the fourth victory as they bruised Valosun in Brno. Hana Snajdrova-Ziklova (182-F-80) came up with 17 points for Trutnov. Michaela Hartigova nailed 15 points and collected 10 rebounds in the win. Michaela Zrustova responded with 23 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

USK Praha - Frisco Sika 75-92
Frisco Sika claimed a comprehensive success over their archrivals USK Praha on the road. Petra Kulichova (198-C-84) exploded with 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the visitors. Zuzana Zirkova added 16 points and 6 assists for the vice-champions. Evanthia Maltsi dropped 25 points for for USK Praha. Cathrine Kraayveld had 17 points in the losing case.

Hradec Kralove - Karlovy Vary 61-77
Karlovy Vary improved at 2-2 record with a road win over Hradec Kralove. Kyle DeHaven (175-G-84, college: Delaware) notched 16 points, 7 boards and 5 steals in the win. Michaela Magerciakova added 15 points for the visitors. Milena Steffanova replied with 17 points for Hradec Kralove.

BA Sparta - VS Praha 59-60
VS Praha held off BA Sparta behind 14 points and 11 boards from Kamila Stepanova (191-C-88). Tereza Kuthanova added 13 points in the victory. Terra Wallace knocked down 24 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 6 steals in defeat.



Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michaela ZRUSTOVA
  Valosun Brno
  (183-F-87)
  Avg: 19
 1. Zrustova, Valosun .19.0 
 2. Reisingerova, Strako.19.0 
 3. Kraayveld, USK P.19.0 
 4. Misurova, Trutnov17.3 
 5. Vlkova, Valosun .16.5 
 6. Horakova, Frisco S.15.8 
 7. Vetrovcova, Karlov.15.7 
 8. Hejdova, Frisco S.15.6 
 9. Kulichova, Frisco S.15.2 
 10. Novakova, Hradec.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petra REISINGEROVA
  Strakonice
  (196-C-73)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Reisingerova, Strako.12.5 
 2. Horakova, Hradec K.11.0 
 3. Kulichova, Frisco S.10.2 
 4. Vetrovcova, Karlov.10.0 
 5. Stepanova, VS Praha9.0 
 6. Sipova, Slovanka.8.3 
 7. Zrustova, Valosun .8.0 
 8. Tamane, USK Praha8.0 
 9. Hartigova, Trutnov8.0 
 10. Sipova, Slovan.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zuzana ZIRKOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (175-F/G-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zirkova, Frisco Sika6.0 
 2. Horakova, Frisco S.4.2 
 3. Kysilkova, Hradec K.3.5 
 4. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.3 
 5. Misurova, Trutnov3.0 
 6. Maltsi, USK Praha3.0 
 7. Viteckova, Frisco S.2.4 
 8. Borecka, Karlovy .2.3 
 9. Giacintova, Valosu.2.3 
 10. Johnova, Strakoni.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Hana HORAKOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (182-F/G-79)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Horakova, Frisco S.4.2 
 2. Wallace, BA Sparta4.0 
 3. Vetrovcova, Karlov.4.0 
 4. Pospisilova, Slovan.3.7 
 5. Kysilkova, Hradec K.3.5 
 6. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.3 
 7. Giacintova, Valosu.3.3 
 8. Pudlakova, VS Praha3.0 
 9. DeHaven, Karlovy .2.7 
 10. Eisnerova, Karlov.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cathrine KRAAYVELD
  USK Praha
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kraayveld, USK P.3.0 
 2. Novakova, Hradec K.1.8 
 3. Kulichova, Frisco S.1.8 
 4. Tamane, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Vetrovcova, Karlov.1.3 
 6. Horakova, Hradec K.1.0 
 7. Wallace, BA Sparta1.0 
 8. Vodrazkova, Slovanka.1.0 
 9. Reisingerova, Strako.1.0 
 10. Kublina, USK Pra.0.8 


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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. ProBuild Lions 2-0 
 2. Eurosped Tw. 2-0 
 3. Amazone Leidsche 2-1 
 4. BV Lely 0-2 
 5. Grasshoppers 0-3 


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  ICELAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Express L. Standings
 1. KR 1-0 
 2. Hamar 1-0 
 3. Snaefell 1-0 
 4. Haukar 0-0 
 5. Grindavik 0-0 
 6. Keflavik 0-1 
 7. Njardvik 0-1 
 8. Valur 0-1 


Iceland Express league starts - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Iceland Express league started yesterday with two games and one tonight.
Some upset and some surprise results.
Hamar beat Keflavik 82-62. Kind of a surprise results but Keflavik is going through a lot of changes. Many 15 16 & years old players coming in. New american who just came in.
Hamar team should have a strong season with many good players.
Scorers for Hamar. Fanney Gudmundsdottir 22. Sigrun Amundadottir 17. Koren Schram 17. For Keflavik Birna Valgardsdottir 24

KR womens team had similar games as Clubs mens team playing against very young Njardvik team that still dont have their american player in.
Result Njardvik 51 KR 99. Jenny Pfeiffer-Finora 20 for KR Olof Helga Palsdottir 12 for Njardvik.

Valur who just got their american player Sakera Young in day before the game lost to Snaefell 63-59. Close game all the time but Snaefell stronger in the end. Good three pointer from Kristen Green secured the win.
Top scorers for Valur Birna Einarsdottir 17. Hanna Halfdanardottir 12 Hrund Johannsdottir 11. For Snaefell Kristen Green 16. Gunnhildur Gunnarsdottir 14 Berglind Gunnarsdottir 13.

Haukar 75. Grindavik 68. Grindavik leading most of the game but Hauklar stronger in the end. Heather Ezell 33 pts & 15 rebs. Ragna Margret Brynjarsdottir 18 + 15 boards. Gudrun Amundadottir 15. For Grindavik.New american player Michele Michele DeVault (180-G/F-86) 19. Dagmar Traustadottir & Jovanna Stefansdottir 10 each


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  ISRAEL - Women  


Maccabi Ashdod won the Winner cup !!!! - by Gil Goshen


Ashdod won the Winner Cup , won the game vs. Ramla 84:82.
It was the night of Ashley Walker - 22 points and 14 rbs ( the M.V.P of the cup ) and a great game of Natasha Lacy - 16 points, 9 ast, 10rbs ( the M.V.P of the game ).
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For Ashdod:

Ashely Walker 22 pts, 14 rebs
Courtney Paris 16 pts, 13 rebs
Natasha Lacy 16 pts, 9 ast, 10 rebs
Shiran Zairy 11 pts
Ornit Shwartz 9 pts
Liran Buchris 3 pts
Lena Mustafina 2 pts

For Ramla:
Ancuta Stonsco 20 pts
Deanna Jackson 17 pts
Noelle Quinn 16 pts
Ashely Paris 14 pts
Ina Gourevitch 9 pts
Ortal Oren 6 pts

Holon 86 Electra Ramat Hasharon 80
Holon took the 3rd place . Rashanda McCants with 23 points 17 rbs. and Tamara Ransburg with 19 led the winners. Ambrosia Anderson had 17 and Sheri Sam had 16 for Ramat Hasharon.


Ashley Walker (185-F/C-87, college: California)


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  IVORY COAST - Women  


Cote d'Ivoire finish off Rwanda - by Eurobasket News
Cote d'Ivoire - Rwanda 64:60

Rwanda threw all they had before finally surrendering against Cote dIvoire in the final game of the preliminary round of Afrobasket 2009. Cote d'Ivoire posted the fourth win and clinched the second spot in Group B. They will now take on Cameroon in the quarterfinal. Rwanda remained undefeated and would look for the first win in the classification game against South Africa on Saturday.
Cote d'Ivoire raced to a good start. They were up by 8 after ten minutes of action. But Rwanda slowed down their opponents. They limited Cote d'Ivoire to just 12 points in the second frame and trailed by 9 at halftime. Cote dIvoire continued to maintain the cushion heading into the fourth stanza up by 11 points. But Rwanda reeled off to a 23:16 fourth quarter nearly stunning their counterparts.
Salimata Berte (89) finished with 17 points and 8 boards for Cote d'Ivoire. Kani Kouyate (90) added 17 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the victory. Tatum responded with 21 points and 13 boards for Rwanda. Grandberry netted 18 points in defeat.

Cote d'Ivoire: Salimata Berte 17, Kani Kouyate 17, Christelle Denaimou N'Garsanet (191-C-83, agency: Merit Sports, college: Missouri) 7
Rwanda: Brown Tatum 21, Takisha Grandberry 18



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  MADAGASCAR - Women  


Mozambique rolls over Madagascar as both teams advance to 1/4 Finals - by Eurobasket News
Madagascar-Mozambique 59:71

Mozambique rolls over Madagascar as both teams advance to 1/4 Finals of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Mozambique beat the hosts 71:59 for 4-1 record. Madagascar advanced to the Quarterfinals with 2-3 record from the fourth spot of the group.
It was Madagascar that opened the game with 19-7 and won the opening quarter. Mozambique replied with a 26-15 points win in the second quarter to narrow the gap to just one point of 34:33 at half-time in favour of the host. In the third period the guests were too good in the court and nailed 30 points in 10 minutes. It gave them 63:47 advantage after 30 minutes. Madagascar won the last quarter 12-8 but could only reduce to 59:71.
Leia Dongue led the way with a double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Aleia Rachide also had double double of 12 rebounds, 10 points, while Catia Catia Halar and Ana Azindeira combined 24 points.
In the Quarterfinals Mozambique will face Angola that finished another group on the third spot. Madagascar will take on the leader of Group B Mali.

Madagascar: Prisca Razananirina (F) 16, Agne Rasoambolanoro (F) 12
Mozambique: Leia Dongue 16, Catia Halar 13, Ana Azinheira (156-G-80) 11


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  MALI - Women  


Mali win preliminary Group B in Antananarivo - by Eurobasket News
Mali - Tunisia 66:38

Mali clinched the top spot in Group B at the preliminary round of AfroBasket 2009 in Madagascar. They wrapped up the action in the pool with the victory over Tunisia. The defending champions improved at 4-1 record and would face Madagascar at the quarterfinal stage. Tunisia finished the round with a single victory and occupied the fifth place in the group. They are scheduled to meet with Mauritius in the classification round.
Mali dominated the game from start to finish. They piled up a 12-point lead at halftime and were not about to slow down after the main break. The reigning champions cruised to a 19-point lead after three quarters of action. Tunisia were able to account for just 8 points in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end.
Djenebou Sissoko (190-F/C-82, college: Union (TN)) tallied 17 points and 11 boards for Mali. Djene Diawara (192-C-88) added 15 points and 16 boards for the winners. Fatma Zagrouba (F-82), Hedi Hamrouni (202-F) and Maha Chelly (82) responded with 6 points each. Mali enjoyed an overwhelming advantage on the boards 62:17. They also managed to overcome 22 turnovers and 34% accuracy from the field.

Mali: Djenebou Sissoko 17+11 boards, Djene Diawara 15+16 boards, Miriam Sy (193-C-79, college: Oklahoma City) 8
Tunisia: Fatma Zagrouba 6, Hedi Hamrouni 6, Maha Chelly 6



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  MAURITIUS - Women  


Senegal thrashes Mauritius to win Group A - by Eurobasket News
Mauritius-Senegal 19:107

Senegal won group A of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women reaching the fifth straight victory last night. The favorites thrashed Mauritius 107:19 for 5-0 record.
Senegal started with 26-2 in the opening quarter and did not allow the opponent to show at least what they could in the court. The favorites easily reached 54 points at the halftime after 28-6 in the second stanza. In the third period Senegal produced 27-3 and looked forward to reach three digits in the end of the game. With 26-6 in the last quarter Senegal finished the game with 107:19.
Ndeye Sene (167-G/F-88) again top-scored for the winners with 20 points. Fatoumata Diango (86) notched 18, while Bienetou Thiam posted 16. Karina Venketasawmy collected 7 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.
Senegal will face now the fourth team of Group B in the Quarterfinals. On October 16th the team will play Nigeria that finished Group B with 2-3 record. The latter lost the last game to Angola 45:60. Mauririus meanwhile finished the group with 0-5 record and will play for 9-12 places. On October 16th the team will play against Tunisia.


Mauritius: Karina Venketasawmy 7+12 rebs
Senegal: Ndeye Sene 20, Fatoumata Diango 18, Bienetou Thiam 16



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  MOZAMBIQUE - Women  


Mozambique rolls over Madagascar as both teams advance to 1/4 Finals - by Eurobasket News
Madagascar-Mozambique 59:71

Mozambique rolls over Madagascar as both teams advance to 1/4 Finals of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women. Mozambique beat the hosts 71:59 for 4-1 record. Madagascar advanced to the Quarterfinals with 2-3 record from the fourth spot of the group.
It was Madagascar that opened the game with 19-7 and won the opening quarter. Mozambique replied with a 26-15 points win in the second quarter to narrow the gap to just one point of 34:33 at half-time in favour of the host. In the third period the guests were too good in the court and nailed 30 points in 10 minutes. It gave them 63:47 advantage after 30 minutes. Madagascar won the last quarter 12-8 but could only reduce to 59:71.
Leia Dongue led the way with a double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Aleia Rachide also had double double of 12 rebounds, 10 points, while Catia Catia Halar and Ana Azindeira combined 24 points.
In the Quarterfinals Mozambique will face Angola that finished another group on the third spot. Madagascar will take on the leader of Group B Mali.

Madagascar: Prisca Razananirina (F) 16, Agne Rasoambolanoro (F) 12
Mozambique: Leia Dongue 16, Catia Halar 13, Ana Azinheira (156-G-80) 11


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  NIGERIA - Women  


Angola beat Nigeria in Antananarivo - by Eurobasket News
Angola - Nigeria 60:45
Angola claimed the fourth win at the AfroBasket 2009 preliminary round. They toppled Nigeria to improve at 4-1 record and clinched the third spot in Group B. Angola will now face Mozambique at the quarterfinal stage. Nigeria slipped at 2-3 record and occupied the fourth position in the pool. They will take on Senegal in the playoffs.
Angola looked too good for Nigeria in the first half. Defense work smoothly for Angolan team as they held their opponents to just 8 points in the first quarter. Angola entered the second period up by 6 points and continued to dominate throughout the reminder of the half. The scoreboard read 30:18 at the interval. However Nigeria came up with a decent answer in the third term. They sparked a massive rally that resulted in a 39:37 lead for Nigeria with quarter remaining. But Angola quickly came back to life and stormed to the win at the end.
Luisa Tomas (83) netted 14 points for Angola. Nassecela Mauricio (181-F-80) contributed 11 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Rashidat Sadiq (188-F-81) answered with 11 points and 6 boards for Nigeria. Funmilayo Ojelabi (G) netted 10 points in the loss.

Angola: Luisa Tomas 14, Nassecela Mauricio 11, Domitila Ventura (165-G-78) 8, Felizarda Jorge (87) 8
Nigeria: Rashidat Sadiq 11, Funmilayo Ojelabi 10



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  POLAND - Women  


PLKK Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
LKS Siemens - Artego Bydg. 57-58
Artego Bydgoszcz eked out a tough road win over LKS Siemens. Melanie Thomas (175-G-85, college: Connecticut) was instrumental in the win with 27 points. Lori Crisman added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Alicija Perlinska netted 19 points as Lodz slipped at 1-4 record.

Energa Torun - Odra Brzeg 86-89
Odra Brzeg secured a narrow victory against Energa Torun. Six players scored in double digits with Brittany Denson (191-C-87, agency: Merit Sports, college: S.Florida) leading the charge. She accounted for 22 points, while Jazmine Sepulveda produced 16 points and 8 rebounds for Odra Brzeg. Alicia Gladden replied with 20 points for Energa Torun.

Lotos Gdynia - Utex Row 84-56
Lotos Gdynia prevailed against Utex Row at home court. Ivana Matovic (197-C-83) fired 18 points for the Gdynia outfit. Erin Phillips was responsible for 15 points in the win. Nikita Bell notched 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals for Utex Row.

MUKS Pozn. - CCC Polkowice 52-59
CCC Polkowice kept piling up victories. They ensured the fifth straight success at the start of the championship rolling past MUKS Poznan on the road. Daria Mieloszynska (188-F-83, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Texas) scored 17 points to pace the visitors. Amisha Carter came up with 14 points and 11 boards for CCC Polkowice. Aleksandra Semmler responded with 14 points for Poznan.

TS Wisla Can-Pak - Inea AZS P. 92-51
Wisla thumped Inea AZS Poznan before the home crowd. Janell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) posted 21 points, 14 boards and 2 blocks. Ewelina Kobryn contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort. Adrianne Ross replied with 20 points in the third loss for Inea AZS Poznan.



Stats Leaders - PLKK


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  RUSSIA - Women  


Standings Women D1
A Superleague Standings
 1. Dynamo K. 1-0 
 2. Spartak V MR 1-0 
 3. Nadezhda O. 1-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. UMMC 0-0 
 6. Dynamo N. 0-0 
 7. Spartak M. 0-0 
 8. Dynamo M. 0-1 
 9. Chevakata 0-1 
 10. Spartak SP 0-1 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Betty LENNOX
  L.Angeles S.
  (173-G-76)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Lennox, Nadezhda O.22.4 
 2. Taurasi, Spartak .17.4 
 3. Snell, Dynamo M.17.1 
 4. Jekabsone-Z., Dynamo M.17.0 
 5. Christon, Nadezhda.15.9 
 6. Wauters, CSKA14.8 
 7. Iakovleva, Spart.14.7 
 8. Bokareva, Chevakata14.1 
 9. Jackson, Spartak .14.1 
 10. Kuzina, Dynamo.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anastasiya VERAMEYENKA
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.11.7 
 2. Bokareva, Chevakata8.9 
 3. Burse, Dynamo M.8.3 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC8.3 
 5. Iakovleva, Spart.8.0 
 6. Fowles, Spartak .7.7 
 7. Kiseleva, Slavyanka7.6 
 8. Sanford, Chevakata7.4 
 9. Psareva, Dynamo K.7.4 
 10. Wauters, CS.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Elena BERSENEVA
  Nadezhda O.
  (172-G-80)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Berseneva, Dynamo N.5.4 
 2. Snell, Dynamo M.5.2 
 3. Bird, Spartak V MR4.8 
 4. Babusheva, Slavy.4.3 
 5. Lawson-Wade, CS.4.2 
 6. Pondexter, UMMC4.0 
 7. Moore, Chevakata3.9 
 8. Taurasi, Spartak .3.7 
 9. Khammon, CSKA3.7 
 10. Firsova, Spartak3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Loree MOORE
  New York L.
  (176-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Moore, Chevakata2.8 
 2. Fomina, Dynamo K.2.2 
 3. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.2.2 
 4. Bokareva, Chevakata2.2 
 5. Valuzyte, Dynamo K.2.1 
 6. Snell, Dynamo M.2.0 
 7. Khammon, CSKA1.9 
 8. Makhlina, Spart.1.9 
 9. Douglas, CSKA1.9 
 10. McCarville,.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VERAMEYENKA
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.2.7 
 2. Myasoedova, Dynamo N.1.5 
 3. Kiseleva, Slavyanka1.5 
 4. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.4 
 5. Fowles, Spartak .1.3 
 6. Stepanova, UMMC1.1 
 7. Burse, Dynamo M.1.0 
 8. Baranova, UMMC0.9 
 9. Osipova, Spartak .0.9 
 10. Vizbariene, Dynamo.0.9 


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  RWANDA - Women  


Cote d'Ivoire finish off Rwanda - by Eurobasket News
Cote d'Ivoire - Rwanda 64:60

Rwanda threw all they had before finally surrendering against Cote dIvoire in the final game of the preliminary round of Afrobasket 2009. Cote d'Ivoire posted the fourth win and clinched the second spot in Group B. They will now take on Cameroon in the quarterfinal. Rwanda remained undefeated and would look for the first win in the classification game against South Africa on Saturday.
Cote d'Ivoire raced to a good start. They were up by 8 after ten minutes of action. But Rwanda slowed down their opponents. They limited Cote d'Ivoire to just 12 points in the second frame and trailed by 9 at halftime. Cote dIvoire continued to maintain the cushion heading into the fourth stanza up by 11 points. But Rwanda reeled off to a 23:16 fourth quarter nearly stunning their counterparts.
Salimata Berte (89) finished with 17 points and 8 boards for Cote d'Ivoire. Kani Kouyate (90) added 17 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the victory. Tatum responded with 21 points and 13 boards for Rwanda. Grandberry netted 18 points in defeat.

Cote d'Ivoire: Salimata Berte 17, Kani Kouyate 17, Christelle Denaimou N'Garsanet (191-C-83, agency: Merit Sports, college: Missouri) 7
Rwanda: Brown Tatum 21, Takisha Grandberry 18



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  SENEGAL - Women  


Senegal thrashes Mauritius to win Group A - by Eurobasket News
Mauritius-Senegal 19:107

Senegal won group A of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women reaching the fifth straight victory last night. The favorites thrashed Mauritius 107:19 for 5-0 record.
Senegal started with 26-2 in the opening quarter and did not allow the opponent to show at least what they could in the court. The favorites easily reached 54 points at the halftime after 28-6 in the second stanza. In the third period Senegal produced 27-3 and looked forward to reach three digits in the end of the game. With 26-6 in the last quarter Senegal finished the game with 107:19.
Ndeye Sene (167-G/F-88) again top-scored for the winners with 20 points. Fatoumata Diango (86) notched 18, while Bienetou Thiam posted 16. Karina Venketasawmy collected 7 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.
Senegal will face now the fourth team of Group B in the Quarterfinals. On October 16th the team will play Nigeria that finished Group B with 2-3 record. The latter lost the last game to Angola 45:60. Mauririus meanwhile finished the group with 0-5 record and will play for 9-12 places. On October 16th the team will play against Tunisia.


Mauritius: Karina Venketasawmy 7+12 rebs
Senegal: Ndeye Sene 20, Fatoumata Diango 18, Bienetou Thiam 16



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  SOUTH AFRICA - Women  


Cameroon advanced to the Quarterfinals - by Eurobasket News
South Africa-Cameroon 50:64

Cameroon advanced to the Quarterfinals after the victory over South Africa in the last game of the group. Cameroon needed 64:50 to finish Group A with 3-2 record of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women. South Africa meanwhile finished fifth in the group.
Cameroon started the game with 21-19 and later pushed the tempo for good. Due to the great defense the team ended up the half with 36:25. In the third period the teams were tied at 12-12 that still remained Cameroon on top. The latter added 16-13 in the last frame for the total success.
Solange Ebondji led the way with 15 points for 3-2 record. Astride Gano-Njiogap added 14 points, while Ngamou notched 9. Emmerentia Ledwaba (183-F-79) was outstanding in her side lose with 12 points, 7 rebounds in the losing effort.
In the Quarterfinal Cameroon will face Ivory Coast. The latter finished second in Group B and showed five great games. South Africa will play against Rwanda for the 9-12 places on October 16th. Later they will play another game with the winner or loser of Tunisia-Mauritius.

South Africa: Emmerentia Ledwaba 12, Pumla Sathula (G/F-85) 10
Cameroon: Ebonji 15, Gano 14



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  TUNISIA - Women  


Mali win preliminary Group B in Antananarivo - by Eurobasket News
Mali - Tunisia 66:38

Mali clinched the top spot in Group B at the preliminary round of AfroBasket 2009 in Madagascar. They wrapped up the action in the pool with the victory over Tunisia. The defending champions improved at 4-1 record and would face Madagascar at the quarterfinal stage. Tunisia finished the round with a single victory and occupied the fifth place in the group. They are scheduled to meet with Mauritius in the classification round.
Mali dominated the game from start to finish. They piled up a 12-point lead at halftime and were not about to slow down after the main break. The reigning champions cruised to a 19-point lead after three quarters of action. Tunisia were able to account for just 8 points in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end.
Djenebou Sissoko (190-F/C-82, college: Union (TN)) tallied 17 points and 11 boards for Mali. Djene Diawara (192-C-88) added 15 points and 16 boards for the winners. Fatma Zagrouba (F-82), Hedi Hamrouni (202-F) and Maha Chelly (82) responded with 6 points each. Mali enjoyed an overwhelming advantage on the boards 62:17. They also managed to overcome 22 turnovers and 34% accuracy from the field.

Mali: Djenebou Sissoko 17+11 boards, Djene Diawara 15+16 boards, Miriam Sy (193-C-79, college: Oklahoma City) 8
Tunisia: Fatma Zagrouba 6, Hedi Hamrouni 6, Maha Chelly 6



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  WNBA - Women  


Simon confirms Fever will return in 2010 - by Eurobasket News
They didn't win a championship, but they won a reprieve.

The Indiana Fever, who reached the WNBA Finals for the first time, will return for another summer. The announcement was made Tuesday on the team's Web site, feverbasketball.com.

That ended speculation that owner Herb Simon would shut down the team because of financial losses.

In a letter signed by Simon, Pacers Sports & Entertainment president Jim Morris and Fever chief operating officer Kelly Krauskopf, the Fever thanked fans for their support.

'We are committed to the future success of this franchise in Indianapolis,' the letter read. 'We look forward to another great season in 2010 and for many years to come.'

The Fever had their best regular-season record (22-12) and lost to the Phoenix Mercury 3-2 in the WNBA Finals. The Mercury won the clinching game 94-86 Friday at Phoenix.

Fever attendance averaged 7,939, sixth in the 13-team league and about a 3 percent increase over last year. However, the team announced three sellouts of 18,165-seat Conseco Fieldhouse during the playoffs. The letter noted the Fever set a league record for average playoff attendance.

In the first sellout, Pacers president Larry Bird purchased all balcony seats for free distribution. Not all were used, but about 15,000 showed up to watch the Fever beat defending champion Detroit to reach the Finals.

'I can't say enough about the support that we've gotten from the community over the last couple of weeks,' coach Lin Dunn said during the Fever's playoff run.

Fever players said all season that they weren't thinking about the possibility of folding. But they were clearly heartened by recent turnouts. It was especially gratifying to Indianapolis native Katie Douglas (6'1''-G/F-79, college: Purdue), who in 2008 was traded by the Connecticut Sun to her hometown team.

'I felt like we could do some special things, especially this year,' she said during the playoffs. The crowd for the clinching victory over Detroit 'was just unbelievable,' Douglas said.

The Fever have a strong nucleus in a bid for their first championship. Besides 30-year-old veterans such as Douglas and Tamika Catchings, they have rising stars in Ebony Hoffman, 27, and Briann January, 22.


Courtesy of www.indystar.com


All-WNBA Awards 2009 - by Richard
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Diana Taurasi
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Becky Hammon
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Lauren Jackson
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Tamika Catchings
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Cappie Pondexter
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All-WNBA Coach of the Year: Marynell Meadors of Atlanta Dream
All-WNBA Player of the Year: Diana Taurasi (6'0''-F-82) of Phoenix Mercury
All-WNBA Forward of the Year: Diana Taurasi (6'0''-F-82) of Phoenix Mercury
All-WNBA Guard of the Year: Becky Hammon (5'6''-G-77) of San Antonio Silver Stars
All-WNBA Center of the Year: Lauren Jackson (6'5''-F/C-81) of Seattle Storm
All-WNBA Rookie of the Year: Angel McCoughtry (6'1''-F-86) of Atlanta Dream
All-WNA Sixth Women of the Year: DeWanna Bonner (6'4''-G-87) of Phoenix Mercury
All-WNBA Most Improved Player Of The Year: Crystal Langhorne (6'2''-F/C-86) of Washington Mystics

All-WNBA 1st Team
Diana Taurasi (6'0''-F-82) of Phoenix Mercury
Tamika Catchings (6'1''-F-79) of Indiana Fever
Lauren Jackson (6'5''-F/C-81) of Seattle Storm
Becky Hammon (5'6''-G-77) of San Antonio Silver Stars
Cappie Pondexter (5'9''-G-83) of Phoenix Mercury

All-WNBA 2nd Team
Candace Parker (6'4''-F/C-86) of Los Angeles Sparks
Sophia Young (6'1''-F-83) of San Antonio Silver Stars
Lisa Leslie (6'5''-C-72) of Los Angeles Sparks
Katie Douglas (6'1''-G/F-79) of Indiana Fever
Deanna Nolan (5'11''-G/F-79) of Detroit Shock

All-WNBA Rookie Team
Angel McCoughtry (6'1''-F-86) of Atlanta Dream
DeWanna Bonner (6'4''-G-87) of Phoenix Mercury
Shavonte Zellous (5'10''-G-86) of Detroit Shock
Renee Montgomery (5'7''-G-86) of Minnesota Lynx
Marissa Coleman (6'1''-G/F-87) of Washington Mystics

All-WNBA Defensive 1st Team
Tamika Catchings (6'1''-F-79) of Indiana Fever
Lauren Jackson (6'5''-F/C-81) of Seattle Storm
Nicky Anosike (6'4''-C-86) of Minnesota Lynx
Tanisha Wright (5'11''-G-83) of Seattle Storm
Tully Bevilaqua (5'5''-G-72) of Indiana Fever

All-WNBA Defensive 2nd Team
Sancho Lyttle (6'4''-C-83) of Atlanta Dream
Angel McCoughtry (6'1''-F-86) of Atlanta Dream
Lisa Leslie (6'5''-C-72) of Los Angeles Sparks
Candace Parker (6'4''-F/C-86) of Los Angeles Sparks
Alana Beard (5'11''-G/F-82) of Washington Mystics