EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/28/2009

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Suad SEHOVIC
  Bosna S.
  (197-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Sehovic, Bosna S.18.8 
 2. Zizic, Cedevita17.8 
 3. Raduljica, FMP17.0 
 4. Snow, Helios16.3 
 5. Delic, Helios16.0 
 6. Ruzic, Zadar15.8 
 7. Ozbolt, U.Olimpija15.5 
 8. Anderson, Cedevita15.3 
 9. Tomic, KK Zagreb14.8 
 10. Grgat, Siroki.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  KK Zagreb
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Tomic, KK Zagreb10.3 
 2. Maric, Partizan9.3 
 3. Ruzic, Zadar8.5 
 4. Colak, Siroki Eronet8.0 
 5. Bagaric, Cibona7.8 
 6. Raduljica, FMP7.7 
 7. Savovic, Buducnost7.5 
 8. Marjanovic, Hemof.7.3 
 9. Golubovic, U.Olimpija6.8 
 10. Mason, Siroki.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mocnik, Helios8.0 
 2. Markovic, Hemofarm6.8 
 3. Anderson, Cedevita6.3 
 4. Stipcevic, Zadar5.5 
 5. Gordon, Cibona4.8 
 6. Becirovic, U.Olimpija4.3 
 7. Mason, Siroki E.4.0 
 8. Aleksic, Radnicki K.4.0 
 9. Covic, FMP4.0 
 10. Pavkovic, Hemofa.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. McCalebb, Partizan3.0 
 2. Krstic, KK Zagreb3.0 
 3. Aleksic, Radnicki K.2.0 
 4. Walsh, U.Olimpija2.0 
 5. Gordon, Cibona2.0 
 6. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.0 
 7. Mocnik, Helios1.8 
 8. Mobley, Cedevita1.8 
 9. Vesely, Partizan1.7 
 10. Stipcevic, Zad.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vladimir GOLUBOVIC
  U.Olimpija
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Golubovic, U.Olimpija2.0 
 2. Marjanovic, Hemof.1.8 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.5 
 4. Vranes, Partizan1.3 
 5. Bjelica, Crvena Z.1.0 
 6. Radosavljevi., Crvena Z.1.0 
 7. Macvan, Hemofarm1.0 
 8. Vitkovac, Buducnost0.8 
 9. Kikanovic, Crvena Z.0.8 
 10. Slokar, U.Olimpi.0.8 


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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Fernando FUNES
  C.Entrerriano
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Funes, C.Entrer.23.7 
 2. Jackson, La Union20.3 
 3. Smith, Estudiantes20.0 
 4. Wolkowyski, Libertad.19.0 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs18.7 
 6. Pelussi, Libertad S.18.3 
 7. Brown, Libertad S.17.3 
 8. Mikulas, Boca Jrs17.0 
 9. Rodriguez, Penarol16.3 
 10. Gutierrez, Penar.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.15.7 
 2. Abney, Olimpico LB9.0 
 3. Osborne, La Union8.3 
 4. Wolkowyski, Libertad.8.0 
 5. Gomez, Quimsa8.0 
 6. Pelussi, Libertad S.7.8 
 7. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.8 
 8. Mikulas, Boca Jrs7.5 
 9. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.3 
 10. Williams, Union.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Sebastian GINOBILI
  Libertad S.
  (190-G-72)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Ginobili, Libertad S.4.8 
 2. Cadillac, C.Entrer.4.7 
 3. Labaque, Obras4.2 
 4. Martinez, Sionista3.5 
 5. Carabajal, Regat.3.0 
 6. Cequeira, Sionista3.0 
 7. Edwards, Quilm.3.0 
 8. Rodriguez, Penarol2.7 
 9. Espil, Obras2.6 
 10. Figueroa, Aten.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Fernando FUNES
  C.Entrerriano
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Funes, C.Entrer.2.8 
 2. Labaque, Obras2.6 
 3. Smith, Estudiantes2.3 
 4. Cutley, C.Entrer.2.2 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs2.2 
 6. Gil, Union S.2.2 
 7. Lane, C.Entrerriano2.0 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol1.8 
 9. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.8 
 10. Brown, Libertad.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.2.8 
 2. Johnson, Lanus1.5 
 3. Alloatti, Obras1.2 
 4. Leiva, Penarol1.2 
 5. Williams, Union S.1.0 
 6. McFarlan, Union S.1.0 
 7. Brown, Libertad S.1.0 
 8. Rollins, Gimnasia.0.8 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol0.8 
 10. Alston, Boca J.0.8 


Joe Williams is new player of independiente (Tandil) - by Diego Calla
After play two games in Atletico Independiente Neuquen Joe Williams (178-G, college: Urbana) was release by financial problems in the team, Williams arrived from Paraguay only ten days ago where he played in sacachispas in the paraguay National League, he played 2 games with Independiente (neuquen) and he scored 7.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg. but Williams will remain in Argentina because he arranged terms with Independiente Tandil and it will be his new team.
Independiente (Tandil) lost his two first games and Williams replace american player Deshaun Danzey who was released after last game. Danzey played 2 games , scored 2.5 ppg and 2.5 rpg.



Stats Leaders - TNA

Points Per Game
 Howard WILKERSON
  Ciclista
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Wilkerson, Ciclista24.5 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional24.0 
 3. Spalla, Club 923.0 
 4. Pardal, Bragado20.5 
 5. Melo, Independ.N.19.3 
 6. Tomatis, Alma Juniors19.3 
 7. Pollio, Bragado18.5 
 8. Truscott, San M.17.5 
 9. Miller, Bragado17.5 
 10. Ford, Belgrano17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  San Mart.C.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Truscott, San M.10.5 
 2. Wilkerson, Ciclista9.5 
 3. Clayton, Firmat SF9.3 
 4. Frey, A.Italiana9.3 
 5. Elsener, El Nacional9.0 
 6. Ford, Belgrano SN8.5 
 7. Martina, Club 98.0 
 8. Segura, Club 97.5 
 9. Espinoza, Argentino7.3 
 10. Benjamin, San.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 6
 1. Olmedo, Bragado6.0 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.7 
 3. Gandoy, Belgrano SN3.5 
 4. Lorenzo, Club 93.0 
 5. Forastieri, Club 93.0 
 6. Eiguren, Firmat SF3.0 
 7. Gelsi, El Nacional2.7 
 8. Andrizzi, Independ.2.5 
 9. Safar, Argentino2.3 
 10. Schoppler, A.Italia.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alexis ELSENER
  El Nacional
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Elsener, El Nacional3.7 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.3 
 3. Forte, Alma J.2.7 
 4. Gerlero, Club 92.5 
 5. Luchino, San M.2.3 
 6. Barlasina, San M.2.3 
 7. Sanchez, A.Italiana2.3 
 8. Castets, Obera TC2.3 
 9. Castelli, Independ.T.2.0 
 10. Spalla, Club.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeremy CLAYTON
  Firmat SF
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 2. Cavagna, Alma J.1.7 
 3. Williams, Independ.N.1.5 
 4. Wilkerson, Ciclista1.0 
 5. Giorgi, Obera TC1.0 
 6. Noguera, Belgrano.1.0 
 7. Spicer, Obera TC1.0 
 8. Rizzo, Obera TC1.0 
 9. Nwankwo, El Nacional1.0 
 10. Robinson, Argenti.1.0 


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  AUSTRIA   


Chatman pulls Besiktas to reach the Eurocup Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Besiktas - WBC Raiffeisen Wels 100:81

Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) pulls Besiktas to reach the Eurocup Regular Season after the victory over WBC Raiffeisen Wels in Game 2. The Turkish side won 100:81 as Mire Chatman collected 34 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. WBC Raiffeisen Wels won the first game over Besiktas JK 74:69, however the latter advanced with 169:155 after two games.
The Turkish team realized the importance of the game and started to played better from the very beginning. The hosts opened the game with 26:15 after the opening quarter and added 23-20 before the break. Besiktas enjoyed 49:35 at the halftime and had necessary advantage to advance. In the third period the hosts produced 26-19 to take even more comfortable lead. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) opened the last period for the guests and Flecer made a lay-up for the hosts. The Austrian team managed to win the last period 27-25 but failed in the game. Cevher Ozer (206-F/C-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) with a three brought the victory and three digits for the home side.
Lonny Baxter (203-C-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) followed Mire Chatman with 20 points and Cevher Ozer added 13. Jason Conley was responsible for 24 points in the losing case. Trenton Meacham (188-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Illinois) delivered 17 points for Austrian WBC Raiffeisen Wels.

Besiktas: Mire Chatman 34+8 rebs+9 asts, Lonny Baxter 20, Cevher Ozer 13
WBC Raiffeisen Wels: Jason Conley 24, Trenton Meacham 17


A Bundesliga, Round 5: Five teams jump to 4-1 - by Eurobasket News
Oberwart - Worthersee 80-56
The Gunners improved to 2-3 after comfortable 80-56 home win against Worthersee. Milan Stegnjaic (205-F/C-82) shined for the hosts with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Paez (198-F-84, college: Stephen F. Austin) had 16, while Jason Johnson followed him with 13 pts and 10 rebounds. Visitors got 12 points from Sebastian Schaal, falling to poor 0-5.

Wels - Kapfenberg 94-56
Wels destroyed the Bulls joining group of the teams with almost perfect 4-1 record. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) top-scored in victory with 17, Matthew Nelson (206-F-85, college: E.Washington) had 15 and Trenton Meacham added 2 points less. In Kapfenberg (3-2), Kevin Nelson delivered 15 points.

UBSC Graz - St.Polten 59-92
St. Polten cruised past UBSC Graz in style jumping to 4-1 record. Martin Speiser (202-F-83, agency: Court Side) once again shined for the winners collecting 22 points and 7 rebounds. Mathias Dockner (204-F/C-84) was second scorer of the team with 15 pts. In Graz (0-5), Jason Forrestal responded with 23 pts and 9 rebounds.

Arkadia - Furstenfeld 69-85
The BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers defeated the Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions 85-69 in Traiskirchen Sunday night to improve to 4-1. The loss drops Traiskirchen to 3-2 on the young season. Vilmantas Dilys (208-F-87, agency: Interperformances) of the Lions led all scorers with 21 points in the loss. Newcomer Shelton Colwell (202-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Missouri St.) led the Panthers with 20 points in his first game with the club. (by Lindsey McIntyre)

Vienna - Klosterneub. 58-82
Klosterneuburg closed Round 5 with impressive road win against Vienna. Curtis Bobb (196-G/F-78, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Utah St.) stepped up for the guests with 17, Ramiz Suljanovic (206-F/C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy) had 13, while Christoph Nagler added 11 points. In Vienna (1-4), Michael Anderson delivered 19 pts.

Gussing - Gmunden 70-83
Another nice win for Gmunden. This time Vilius Gabsys (199-F-79, agency: Court Side) led it with 16, Ian Boylan (197-G/F-83, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Cal.St. Northridge) followed with 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Matthias Mayer collected 12 pts and also 7 rebs. Frank Richards for on fire for the hosts scoring 28 points. Gmunden 4-1, Gussing 1-4.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Furstenfeld
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Penigar, Furstenf.22.5 
 2. Anderson, Vienna19.2 
 3. Mayes, Gmunden19.0 
 4. Levy, Oberwart18.8 
 5. Speiser, St.Polten18.6 
 6. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.8 
 7. Drenovac, Arkadia17.4 
 8. Francois, Gussing17.4 
 9. Dilys, Arkadia16.8 
 10. Conley, We.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason FORRESTAL
  UBSC Graz
  (204-F-69)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Forrestal, UBSC G.9.2 
 2. Johnson, Oberwart8.6 
 3. McCandies, Worth.8.6 
 4. Kugerl, Kapfenberg8.0 
 5. Penigar, Furstenf.8.0 
 6. Levy, Oberwart7.2 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten6.6 
 8. Drenovac, Arkadia6.4 
 9. Heard, Gussing6.4 
 10. Lanegger, UBSC.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Alexander LANEGGER
  UBSC Graz
  (192-G-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Lanegger, UBSC G.5.5 
 2. Woschank, Kapfe.4.8 
 3. Richards, Gussing4.2 
 4. Lamesic, Wels3.6 
 5. Danek, Arkadia3.6 
 6. Schaal, Worthersee3.4 
 7. Meacham, Wels3.2 
 8. Boylan, Gmunden3.0 
 9. Schreiner, St.Po.3.0 
 10. Payton, Vien.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis BOBB
  Klosterneub.
  (196-G/F-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bobb, Klosterneub.2.6 
 2. O''Neal, Vienna2.6 
 3. Richards, Gussing2.4 
 4. Roderick, Arkadia2.2 
 5. Anderson, Vienna2.2 
 6. Boylan, Gmunden2.0 
 7. Conley, Wels2.0 
 8. Levy, Oberwart1.8 
 9. Payton, Vienna1.6 
 10. Penigar, Furste.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bernd STUPPACHER
  Klosterneub.
  (195-F-86)
  Avg: 0
 1. Stuppacher, Kloste.0.0 
 2. Drenovac, Arkadia0.0 
 3. Soldo, Klosterneub.0.0 
 4. Zuza, Oberwart0.0 
 5. Obermann, Klostern.0.0 
 6. Radakovics, Oberw.0.0 
 7. Sallomon, Klostern.0.0 
 8. Stegnjaic, Oberw.0.0 
 9. Diwald, Klosterneub.0.0 
 10. Paez, Oberwa.0.0 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 29
 1. Kieza, Suduva29.0 
 2. Osins, Keizarmezs26.0 
 3. Sirutavicius, Techa.25.0 
 4. Moore, Tallinna Kalev25.0 
 5. Tagamets, Valga W.22.5 
 6. Gailius, Siauliai21.2 
 7. Morkeliunas, Juven.21.0 
 8. Griskenas, Techasas21.0 
 9. Covington, Tallin.21.0 
 10. Keerles, Kalev/.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauri HINGLA
  Valga Welg
  (202-C-85)
  Avg: 14
 1. Hingla, Valga Welg14.0 
 2. Kieza, Suduva13.0 
 3. Makke, TTU K.11.0 
 4. Staniulis, Perlas11.0 
 5. Watson, Zalgiris10.7 
 6. Bojic, Kalev/Cramo10.0 
 7. Pettway, Ventspils9.5 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock9.0 
 9. Kojenets, Liepaja8.3 
 10. Klimavicius, Zalgir.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.9.0 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo7.3 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.7 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Aisci.6.0 
 5. Kazevicius, Alytus A.6.0 
 6. Pranciliausk., Sakal.6.0 
 7. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.5.5 
 8. Low, Siauliai5.0 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping5.0 
 10. Gecevicius, Liet.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Robertas BITINAS
  Neptunas
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bitinas, Neptunas6.0 
 2. Cizikas, Suduva5.0 
 3. Leonavicius, Sakalai5.0 
 4. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.4.5 
 5. Kurauskas, Neptunas4.0 
 6. Ayuba, Norrkoping4.0 
 7. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo3.5 
 8. Watson, Zalgiris3.3 
 9. Petraitis, Siauliai3.0 
 10. Sirutavicius, Tec.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaido SAKS
  TTU KK
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Saks, TTU K.5.0 
 2. Kieza, Suduva4.0 
 3. Zyle, Aisciai3.0 
 4. Silins, Keizarmezs3.0 
 5. Toome, TTU K.3.0 
 6. Ezerskis, Techasas3.0 
 7. Valanciunas, Perlas3.0 
 8. Baynes, Lietuvos.2.5 
 9. Pettway, Ventspils2.0 
 10. Griskenas, Techas.2.0 


Josh Akognon heads to Estonia - by Eurobasket News
Josh Akognon (180-G-86, college: Washington St.) joined the Estonian champions Kalev/Cramo. The 23-year-old guard signed his first pro contract. The Nigerian guard graduated from the California State University, Fullerton. Josh Akognon averaged 23.9 points, 3.2 boards and 1.6 assists per game in the senior season. Akognon participated at the Portsmouth Invitational tournament during the summer. He also traveled to Libya to take part at the AfroBasket 2009 together with Nigeria. The guard tallied 9.1 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 boards per game at the competition.


Standings - Men
BBL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 5-0 
 2. Siauliai 4-1 
 3. Lietuvos Rytas 2-0 
 4. Norrkoping 2-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 2-1 
 6. Perlas 1-0 
 7. Aisciai 1-0 
 8. Suduva 1-0 
 9. TTU KK 1-0 
 10. Valga Welg 1-1 
 11. Tallinna Kalev 1-1 
 12. Alytus Alita 1-1 
 13. Techasas 1-1 
 14. Ventspils 1-2 
 15. VEF Riga 1-2 
 16. Liepaja 1-3 
 17. TU/Rock 1-3 
 18. Nevezis 1-3 
 19. Rudupis 0-0 
 20. Neptunas 0-1 
 21. Sakalai 0-1 
 22. Keizarmezs 0-1 
 23. Juventus 0-1 
 24. Zemgale 0-2 
 25. Valmiera 0-3 


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  BELGIUM   


Valencia needed overtime to cruise past Dexia - by Eurobasket News
Valencia -Dexia Mons-Hainaut 79:61 OT

More than 8500 spectators came to support Spanish Valencia in the second leg of Eurocup Qualifier. The Spanish team overcame Dexia Mons-Hainaut 79:61 in overtime to advance to the EuroCup Regular Season. In Game 1 Dexia Mons-Hainaut celebrated 78:63 win, but Valencia wins 142-139 in total.
Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) scored the first four points for the hosts and then De Colo made it 12:10. Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) brought Valencia 17:13, however Callahan and Justin Cage (198-F-85, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Xavier) nailed from the perimeter for 19:17 lead with their team. The Spanish outfit took the control in the second fame and after 21-12 had 38:31 at the halftime. Rafael Martinez posted five points in a row to open the third stanza and Pietrus scored for 52:37. Torbert closed the third frame for 61:47 that still kept Belgian team in front after two games. In the fourth quarter the game remained the battle and needed another quarter to find out the winner. Claver made a jump shot for 73:58 as the score was tied after two games. In overtime the hosts scored 6 points and all of them from the free throw line. It was enough to triumph with 79:61 victory.
Rafael Martinez top-scored for the winners with 18 points. De Colo nailed 15 and Kosta Perovic posted 12. Coleman delivered 12 points for the Belgian team, whilst Nate Reinking (188-G-73, college: Kent St.) and Justin Cage added 10 each.

Valencia: Rafael Martinez 18, De Colo 15, Kosta Perovic 12
Dexia Mons-Hainaut: Coleman 12, Nate Reinking 10, Justin Cage 10



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


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  BULGARIA   


Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Dunav 2007 1-0 
 2. Beroe SZ 1-0 
 3. Vidabasket 1-0 
 4. Overgas 1-0 
 5. Chavdar 0-1 
 6. Sportist Svoge 0-1 
 7. Sliven 0-1 
 8. NSA 0-1 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 26
 1. Harper, Levski26.0 
 2. Brown, Chernomo.23.5 
 3. Durchev, Chernomo.20.5 
 4. Dimitrov, Spart.20.0 
 5. Stoykov, Lukoil A.18.5 
 6. Bozov, Balkan18.5 
 7. Kyosev, Cherno M.18.0 
 8. Cole, Levski17.5 
 9. Kennerly, Spart.16.5 
 10. Angelov, Yamb.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Brown, Chernomo.11.0 
 2. Angelov, Yambol10.0 
 3. Radev, Balkan10.0 
 4. Peterson, Rilski S.9.5 
 5. Earl, Yambol9.0 
 6. Brown, Lukoil A.9.0 
 7. Kennerly, Spart.9.0 
 8. Morton, Chernomo.8.5 
 9. Wells, Lukoil A.8.0 
 10. Dimitrov, Spa.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Eric WEBB
  Cherno More
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Webb, Cherno More6.0 
 2. Russell, Lukoil A.6.0 
 3. Lilov, Balkan4.0 
 4. Smith, Levski4.0 
 5. Mirkovic, Lukoil A.4.0 
 6. Stoykov, Lukoil A.3.5 
 7. Velikov, Levski3.5 
 8. Ugrinoski, Rilski S.3.0 
 9. Benchev, Balkan3.0 
 10. Cole, Levs.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stanislav SLAVEYKOV
  Levski
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Slaveykov, Levski5.0 
 2. Bozov, Balkan4.5 
 3. Dimitrov, Spart.3.5 
 4. Mirkovic, Lukoil A.3.0 
 5. Evtimov, Levski3.0 
 6. Penev, Chernomo.3.0 
 7. Frasor, Levski3.0 
 8. Zivkovic, Rilski S.2.5 
 9. Webb, Cherno More2.5 
 10. Aleksiev, Cherno.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael EARL
  Yambol
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Earl, Yambol3.5 
 2. Veselovs, Cherno M.3.0 
 3. Brown, Chernomo.1.5 
 4. Gocevski, Yambol1.5 
 5. Brown, Lukoil A.1.5 
 6. Janjusevic, Balkan1.0 
 7. Frasor, Levski1.0 
 8. Wells, Lukoil A.1.0 
 9. Peterson, Rilski S.1.0 
 10. Radev, Balk.1.0 


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  CAMBODIA   


Cambodia - still searching for international competitions to participate - by Hector Santos
With a fresh input of funds and resources, Cambodias national basketball team still search for international competitions to see how they stand in the region

For the first time in years, the Cambodian Basketball Federation (CBF) is making a concerted push for the mens national basketball team to be competitive. Now they just need to find a competition to play in.

In the past year, the federation has scoured Cambodia for young talent and funded a recruiting trip across the world to the US. However, with the cancellation of the basketball tournament in Decembers SEA Games in Laos, future international matches have yet to be arranged.

When Laos was named the host nation for the 2009 SEA Games last year, organisers quickly noted the lack of gymnasiums capable of hosting an international basketball tournament. Participating countries, along with sponsor country China, were unable to find a way to make the tournament happen.

At our second council meeting, we decided that we couldnt have basketball. We dont have the facilities, said Somphou Phongsa, the head of the administration and service committee for the SEA Games in Laos.

Austin Koledoye, head coach of the Cambodian national team for over two years, expressed his frustration over the situation. We dont have the money to travel to other countries, and we dont really have the facilities to host the wealthier countries, he said. What are we supposed to do?

In December 2008, Mak Chanphirun, captain of the 1998 Sisowath High School basketball squad and a current staff member at the National Assembly, was named the new secretary general of the CBF. Since then, the funding and resources that Koledoye has been longing for in his last four years as coach are finally beginning to emerge.

In February, the government paid for Koledoyes trip to the US, where he met with a dozen Cambodian-Americans, some playing at Division II universities. I was looking for players with height, he stated. We needed an enforcer, someone to go against teams like the Philippines.

National basketball coach Austin Koledoye is looking for international competitions.But all the coach found were guards, three of which tentatively agreed to make the monthlong excursion to Southeast Asia in order to train for and participate in the December SEA Games on the governments tab.

The CBA also searched for young talent at home, and found a 17-year-old wide-shouldered Khmer teenager from Prey Veng named Phal Sophors, who moved to Phnom Penh to train in May.

It wasnt his basketball skills that drew the attention of Mak Chanphirun and Koledoye, who spotted him playing at the annual National High School Basketball tournament in Battambang. It was his 1.9-metre stature.

He could hardly dribble on the first day, but hes getting a lot better. Playing basketball is the only thing he is here for, said Koledoye.

A year ago, Phal Sophors was living with his parents and eight siblings, spending his days studying and working in his familys rice fields. I played basketball at school and with my friends, but not every day, he admitted. Now, only two years after first picking up a basketball, he is living in Cambodias most populous city, sleeping in a small room in Olympic Stadium and practising for three hours a day with the countrys best ballers.

Still a teenager, Phal Sophors physical supremacy is obvious as soon as practice begins. No one on the team steps in front of his moves to the basket, and if they did, its unlikely that they would stop him from getting there.

His skills are underdeveloped compared with most of the players on the team, some of whom have been playing for 10 years, but he is the tallest player on the team with centimeters to spare and his aggression and hustle are relentless.

Like other athletes on Cambodias national sports teams, Phal Sophors receives a monthly salary of 250,000 riels (US$60) from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, of which he sends half home to his parents. The ministry also provides athletes with three meals a day at the Borei Khmer Hotel. A larger monthly stipend was previously disbursed, but athletes were complaining of a lack of energy, so the officials decided to cut down on cash and guarantee a hearty diet of meat, rice and soup.

Despite improved resources and future promise, the national basketball team, made up mostly of university students, still has a way to go towards being a legitimate international competitor. Koledoye admits that they are years, perhaps decades, away from competing with the Philippines, who are the dominant basketball team in the region. We have to start from the ground up, but on the ground there is nothing, the coach remarked. The players have no one to challenge them to get better.

To fill the void, some of the citys better players who have not made national team selection will come to Olympic Stadium to join the scrimmage during the second half of the daily 5:30pm-7:30pm practice.

The practice venue, which is made available at no cost by the ministry, is hardly ideal in itself. The chequered hardwood floor is falling apart; many of the wooden squares are rotting or filled in with cement. There are scores of lighting fixtures on the ceiling, but only a dozen are turned on for practice, casting a dim yellow light on the floor.

The team has permission to use the court anytime it is available, but being one of the few indoor sports venues in the city, it is often in use by volleyball leagues, the Futsal federation or martial arts tournaments, leaving the national team with nowhere to go. A recent practice was cancelled after thunderstorms caused half of the players, who mostly travel by motorbike, to miss the session.

The national coach admits that there is no shortage of obstacles, but he is thrilled with the governments recent interest in basketball and the effort of his players. These guys are busting their butts out there. They just need competition, he said.

With a series of coaching clinics this month, Koledoye and Mak Chanphirun hope to bring basketball fundamentals to Cambodias youth through knowledgeable coaches. We are trying to make a difference in basketball in Cambodia, asserted the CBA official. Perhaps by the next time they have a competitive game, all this hard work will pay off.



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  CHINA   


National Games Are Extremely Important to China - by Arthur Volbert
I have been reporting on the basketball tournament at the Chinese National Games and have been alerted that many of my readers may not be aware of the importance of these games to the people of China.

The 11th Chinese National Games, with the theme of 'Harmonious China and People's Games', features 33 sports consisting of all 28 sports in the summer Olympics, four winter sports and wushu.

The National Games, which was inaugurated 50 years ago, is an extremely important event in China and, according to Chinese media, participants will spare no efforts to take home both honor and pride. Usually held every four years, it is the country's top national-level sports event.

Taking part in the biggest-ever National Games are 10,991 athletes of 46 delegations from all provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions, Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions, the People's Liberation Army, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and various sports associations of the trades such as railways, coal mining, forestry, finance and banking, and aviation.

Chinese President Hu Jintao officially opened the Games at a ceremony held October 16 in the newly built Olympic Sports Complex in Jinan, the capital city of east China's Shandong province.

55 of 63 Chinese Beijing Olympic champions were expected to compete in the games. Among those present at the opening ceremony were President of International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge and a dozen other IOC members.

To show the importance of the National Games, earlier there was talk of Guangdong insisting that Jianlian Yi (212-C/F-87) return for this competition. The Nets, however, were able to persuade Chinese authorities of the importance of letting Yi remain with the Nets for the entire NBA preseason.

The Games run from October 16 to October 28 and are being held in 17 cities throughout Shandong province.



Shandong and Guangdong Make National Games Finals - by Arthur Volbert
Shandong and Guangdong made the National Games finals. Jiangsu and the People's Liberation Army will play for third. Hubei and Xinjiang will contest for fifth. Liaoning and Jilin will play for seventh. I would like to thank pryuen of http://www.yaomingmania.com/forum/index.php for information contributing to this story.

Shandong 79 Jiangsu 60
Mengke Bateer led Shandong into the National Games finals with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Liu Xiangtao scored 18. Yang Ming (193-G-85) had 12 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Gu Liye had 5 points and 13 rebounds. Tang Zhengdong had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Jiangsu. Yi Li had 14 points and 9 rebounds. Meng Da had 9 points and 6 rebounds. Hu Xuefeng was held to 3 points and dominated by Yang Ming.

Guangdong 103 PLA 95 OT
The People's Liberation Army, which has won the National Games Championship seven times, failed to reach the finals for the first time. The PLA rallied in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. The game was tied at 84 at the end of regulation. But Guangdong outscored the PLA 19-11 in the extra period. Zhu Fangyu led Guangdong with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Dong Hanlin and Du Feng each scored 16 points. Chen Jianghua scored 8 points. Wang Zheng, Zhou Peng and Liu Xiaoyu each scored 5.
Wang Zhizhi led the PLA with 35 points and 13 rebounds. Mo Ke scored 29 and Chen Ke scored 17.

Hubei 104 Jilin 95
Song Kangming and Gu Quan returned from one-game suspensions to lead Hubei over Jilin in a 5-8 classication game. Song had 20 points and 12 rebounds while Gu scored 21. Lu Keming was top scorer with 32 points while Qiu Biao had 14. Zhong Cheng led Jilin with 21 points. Yu Shulong continued his consistent good play at point guard with 18 points and 5 assists. Power forward Liu Wei had 14 points and 9 rebounds. Zhang Biao had 13 points and Sun Tonglin had 10.

Xinjiang 91 Liaoning 82
Xu Guozhong led Xinjiang with 30 points in the other 5-8 classification game. Xirelijiang Muhetaer had 28 points and Mai Wulan had 18. Li Xiaoxu led Liaoning with 25 points. Han Dejun had 16, Zhang Qingpeng 13, Liu Shunan 12 and Bian Qiang 10.

Beijing 75 Shanghai 74
Beijing placed 9th and Shanghai placed 10th.

Tianjin 93 Heilongjiang 68
Tianjin placed 11th and Heilongjiang placed 12th. The Heilongjiang team was composed of University League players plus 7-9 Sun Ming Ming and was no match for the CBA pros on all the other teams.



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  COLOMBIA   


Federation Cup, semifinals, game 3 results. - by Victor Garcia
BUCAROS TO THE FINAL
Bucaros Freskalech at home blasted Piratas Saludcoop 101 - 65, in the third game to the series to win the playoff 3-0, it was the sixth victory in a row for the yellow team, Bucaros previously defeated 3-0 Cangrejeros and now is waiting for the winner in the Arrieros - Cucuta Norte playoff, the game was very relaxed for the locals Piratas looks without motivation to face the challenge in the 3rd game, it is the fourth straight season of Bucaros as finalist.
Bucaros Freskaleche 101
Piratas Saludcoop 65.

Arrieros defeated Cucuta in Medellin , the green team took the lead since the second minute in the first quarter , but never could reach more tha 11 points lead, Norbey Aragn played great defense to erase James Maye in the defense, but Juan Herrera and Edgar Moreno keep Cucuta in the fight, Arrieros Heissler Guillent and Enielsen Guevara was the leaders of the team in the first half, but in the second half Cucuta defense focused to stop Guillent and Jermaine Walker time comes, Walker lead the ofensive in the second half, but still Arrieros did not reach a long lead specially because Juan Herrer always keep the faith in the ofensive rebounds hurting Arrieros defense.
The game ha its controversy when Cucuta's coach Ramon Melendez took the team out of the court after a water pack fall from the attendance, the team finally returned with less than 3 minutes left in the court and in the next two posetions scored straight baskets to made the game a 4 points one, but then Heissler Guillent answered with a three pointer, and Jermaine Walker sealed the victory with 4 straight free throws.
Arrieros Idea 79
Cucuta Noret 74


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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Bizaca, Trogir28.5 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava23.5 
 3. Sakic, Dubrava23.0 
 4. Drezga, Trogir18.0 
 5. Vukicevic, Svjetlost18.0 
 6. Soda, Trogir18.0 
 7. Petani, Borik17.5 
 8. Macura, KK Split17.0 
 9. Kaliterna, Kastela16.5 
 10. Jurjevic, Bor.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Filip VUKICEVIC
  Svjetlost
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Vukicevic, Svjetlost13.0 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik8.5 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir8.0 
 4. Sakic, Dubrava8.0 
 5. Macura, KK Split7.5 
 6. Krapic, Zabok7.0 
 7. Maric, Dubrava7.0 
 8. Krolo, Darda7.0 
 9. Kolovrat, Zabok6.5 
 10. Ridl, Dar.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Igor SUMIC
  KK Split
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Sumic, KK Split9.0 
 2. Tomeljak, Zabok6.5 
 3. Vragovic, Dubrava5.5 
 4. Cosic, Svjetlost4.5 
 5. Petkovic, Sibenik4.5 
 6. Blajic, Trogir4.5 
 7. Ridl, Darda4.0 
 8. Camagajevac, Darda4.0 
 9. Drazovic, Borik4.0 
 10. Norac, Svjetlo.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Teo PETANI
  Borik
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Petani, Borik4.5 
 2. Petkovic, Sibenik3.5 
 3. Pavic, Borik3.0 
 4. Blajic, Trogir3.0 
 5. Batina, KK Split3.0 
 6. Babic, KK Split2.5 
 7. Sumic, KK Split2.5 
 8. Caktas, Svjetlost2.5 
 9. Sobin, KK Split2.0 
 10. Rezic, Kaste.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Bizaca, Trogir4.5 
 2. Macura, KK Split4.5 
 3. Delas, KK Split1.5 
 4. Sakic, Dubrava1.0 
 5. Babic, KK Split1.0 
 6. Soda, Trogir1.0 
 7. Radic, Kastela1.0 
 8. Budimir, Zabok1.0 
 9. Olivari, Borik1.0 
 10. Bosnjak, Dubra.0.5 


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  CYPRUS   


Tercas Teramo grabs the necessary victory over Apoel - by Eurobasket News
Tercas Teramo -Apoel 77:62

Italian Tercas Teramo grabbed 77:62 victory that was enough to advance to the EuroCup Regular Season. Only one point separated Italian side and Apoel from Cyprus that could not hold the home advantage. Tercas Teramo wins 140-139 after two games.
Phillips gave the guests the first lead as the latter also enjoyed plus 14 after Game 1. Apoel played better in the first period, but Italian team tied the game at 19:19 after the opening quarter. After 23-19 in the second frame Teramo grabbed 42:28 at the halftime as Bobby Jones (201-F-84, college: Washington) made a free throw.
Ryan Hoover (188-G-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame) gave the hosts 57:44 midway through the third quarter but Cisse reduced to 61:54. Hopkins scored for 65:58 and King kept Apoel alive at 73:60. Hopkins also made two free throws with 12 seconds in the game for 75:62 that was enough for the team from Cyprus to advance. Bobby Jones however was also perfect from the free throw line with 5 seconds and brought the ticket to Eurocup to his Tercas Teramo.
Bobby Jones top-scored for the winners with 16 points. Ryan Hoover nailed 12, while Valerio Amoroso (202-F-80) added 11. Hopkins had a great night in defeat as he poured in 28 points, while King posted 10.

Tercas Teramo: Bobby Jones 16, Ryan Hoover 12, Valerio Amoroso 11
Apoel: Hopkins 28, King 10


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Pardubice Dominates Praha 96-70 to Begin NBL Round 8 - by Surujh Roopnarine
Round eight of the NBL got a head-start tonight as BK Synthesia Pardubice improved to 6-2 with a convincing 96-70 home victory over a reeling USK Praha. Pavel Milos (200-F-79) led a balanced Pardubice attack scoring a game high 26 points, only missing one shot on the night (9-10 FG, 3-3 FT). He was followed by teammates Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.), Derek Wright (175-G-86, college: Austin Peay St.), Martin Sykora (190-G/F-81) and Martin Marek who all tallied double figures in scoring. After a close first quarter which saw the visitors keep tough with Pardubice, the home squad turned it around in the second period and ended the half up 43-36. The second half completely belonged to the home club as Praha was out-rebounded 32-20 while on connecting on seven of 23 three point field goals. NBL leading scorer Myles McKay (191-G-86, college: Wisc.-Whitew.) scored a team high 18 points, but also committed a game high five turnovers. Fellow import Tremaine Ford (207-F-86, college: Cal.St. Northridge), the leagues leading rebounder at over 13 per game, was limited to only four boards in 37 minutes. Praha has now suffered three consecutive double-digit losses and falls to 2-6 on the season.
PARDUBICE: Pavel Milos (26pt), Maurice Hampton (18pt), Derek Wright (14pt+5as+5st), Martin Sykora (12pt+8rb)
PRAHA: Myles McKay (18pt+5as+5to), Martin Klimes (13pt+6rb), Tremaine Ford (12pt), Lukas Kotas (9pt)



Karma Basket Podebrady bring in NBL Veteran Kevin Thomas - by Surujh Roopnarine
Off to a 2-5 start, Karma Basket Podebrady has decided not to offer Marvin Rashad (193-G/F-82, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Fairmont St.) a permanent contract and have instead signed former Georgia State guard Kevin Thomas (193-G-82, agency: ACMT, college: Georgia St.). Thomas is a veteran of the NBL, having played the 2005-06 and part of the 2007-08 seasons with Usti nad Labem, while finishing the 07-08 campaign with Decin. Marvin Rashad, who joined the team right before the beginning of the NBL season, was impressive in his limited pre-season action. In two warm-up games, Rashad scored 16 and 15 points respectively against Kolin and Kapfenburg (Austria). Once the season began however, playing time was re-distributed and Rashad ended up only logging 17 minutes in four contests. His most impressive game was against Novy Jicin, where in nine minutes he scored 12 points and pulled down three rebounds while connecting on all six of his field goals.
Head Coach Michal Franek stated that the team was looking for more outside shooting from the two guard position and feel that Thomas is an ideal fit for the club. Barring any unforeseen problems with his contract and clearance, Thomas should suit up in time for tomorrow nights home showdown against NH Ostrava.



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  DENMARK   


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Peter JOHANSEN
  Naestved
  (205-F/C-80)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Johansen, Naestved25.1 
 2. Smith, Svendborg23.9 
 3. Cavanuagh, Aalborg22.1 
 4. Kearse, SISU22.0 
 5. Nielsen, Randers21.2 
 6. Dennis, Naestved21.1 
 7. Proctor, Bakken21.0 
 8. Morris, Aabyhoj20.5 
 9. Madsen, Aabyhoj19.5 
 10. Darboe, Horsho.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj13.0 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.11.6 
 3. Vance, Aalborg9.7 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg9.3 
 5. Proctor, Bakken9.0 
 6. Kearse, SISU8.6 
 7. Johansen, Naestved8.6 
 8. Iversen, Svendborg8.3 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU8.1 
 10. Hakanowitz, Hor.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Smedley, Randers6.7 
 2. Nielsen, Horsholm5.3 
 3. Darboe, Horsholm5.2 
 4. Dennis, Naestved5.0 
 5. Smith, Svendborg5.0 
 6. Jakobsen, Bakken4.8 
 7. Madsen, Aabyhoj4.3 
 8. Iversen, Svendborg4.3 
 9. Rinkevicius, SISU4.3 
 10. Bradley, Amager4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 2. Proctor, Bakken2.4 
 3. Madsen, Aabyhoj2.3 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm2.3 
 5. Fall, Horsens IC2.2 
 6. Kristiansen, Aalborg2.0 
 7. Kearse, SISU2.0 
 8. Morris, Aabyhoj2.0 
 9. Dennis, Naestved2.0 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakk.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Christoffers., Bak.4.6 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj3.5 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsholm1.7 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.7 
 5. Kalvelis, SISU1.3 
 6. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.0 
 7. Hoger, Svendborg0.9 
 8. Vance, Aalborg0.9 
 9. Frandsen, Bakken0.8 
 10. Katholm, Hor.0.8 


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  ESTONIA   


Josh Akognon heads to Estonia - by Eurobasket News
Josh Akognon (180-G-86, college: Washington St.) joined the Estonian champions Kalev/Cramo. The 23-year-old guard signed his first pro contract. The Nigerian guard graduated from the California State University, Fullerton. Josh Akognon averaged 23.9 points, 3.2 boards and 1.6 assists per game in the senior season. Akognon participated at the Portsmouth Invitational tournament during the summer. He also traveled to Libya to take part at the AfroBasket 2009 together with Nigeria. The guard tallied 9.1 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 boards per game at the competition.


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Igor Milosevic swap Olympiakos for Marousi - by Eurobasket News
Igor Milosevic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) signed a contract with Marousi. The Greek guard spent the previous season in Olympiakos. The 23-year-old player averaged 2.6 points per game in the Greek league. Igor Milosevic started his career in Iraklis Thessaloniki. Later he moved to Crvena Zvezda where he spent three straight seasons before joining the Piraeus team. Igor Milosevic used to play for U18 and U20 Greek selections. This year Igor Milosevic participated at the Mediterranean Games.


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  FINLAND   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 34
 1. Favors, JKS34.0 
 2. Swanston, Lapua25.0 
 3. Haynes, Lapua24.5 
 4. Stamper, JKS22.8 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo21.8 
 6. Leggett, Huima20.3 
 7. Haanpaa, Kerava ET20.3 
 8. Graham, Tarmo19.8 
 9. Jallow, JKS19.5 
 10. Egwuatu, Kerava17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 19
 1. Nash, Lapua19.0 
 2. Pichon, LoKoKo13.0 
 3. Douglas, Ura Basket12.3 
 4. Stamper, JKS12.0 
 5. Leggett, Huima12.0 
 6. Thomas, LoKoKo11.8 
 7. McCulloch, BC No.11.0 
 8. Jallow, JKS10.8 
 9. McMillion, Lapua9.7 
 10. Sampay, Hui.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Favors, JKS7.0 
 2. Conerly, Tarmo5.5 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.8 
 4. Riihela, BC Nokia3.3 
 5. Viertola, JKS3.0 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.8 
 7. Bakradze, Lapua2.7 
 8. Laaksonen, BC Nokia2.5 
 9. Douglas, Ura Basket2.5 
 10. Haynes, Lap.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jussi TURJA
  Lapua
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Turja, Lapua5.5 
 2. Conerly, Tarmo3.8 
 3. Tejha Mua, Namika I.3.5 
 4. Lindqvist, JKS3.3 
 5. Stamper, JKS3.3 
 6. Pekkola, Namika II3.0 
 7. Pichon, LoKoKo2.8 
 8. Egwuatu, Kerava ET2.8 
 9. Still, Tarmo2.8 
 10. Douglas, Ura Bask.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Nash, Lapua2.0 
 2. Stamper, JKS2.0 
 3. Conerly, Tarmo2.0 
 4. Pekkola, Namika II1.8 
 5. Rokala, Ura Basket1.8 
 6. Laaksonen, BC Nokia1.5 
 7. Alanen, Namika II1.5 
 8. Tejha Mua, Namika I.1.5 
 9. Jarvinen, LoKoKo1.5 
 10. Sampay, Hui.1.5 


1st Division Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Tarmo - BC Nokia 98-74
Conerly Aubrey netted 27 points as Tarmo beat BC Nokia 98:74. Justice Graham (195-G-79, college: Glenville St.) followed him with 24 and Maki-Tulokas Esa had 16. Hirvikoski Henri chipped in 29 points in the losing case.

Namika II - Honka 49-69
Namika II was beaten by Honka 49:69 at the start of the Regular Season Round 3. Antti Raami (197-F-81) led the way with 19 points and Lindbom Carl added 15. Pekkola Ville produced 13 points in the losing case.

Jyvaskyla - Huima 74-62
Jyvaskyla rolled over Huima 74:62 on October 23rd as Mike King (201-F-74, college: Ill.-Chicago) and Pasanen Erkko top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. Sampay Brandon nailed 20 points and made 13 boards for Huima, while Leggett Brian had 14 points and 10 boards.

Honka - Ura Basket 94-68
Antti Raami paced Honka over Ura Basket 94:68 with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Salin Sasu nailed 16. Mikone Juhan finished the night with 19 points in the losing effort and Ahokas Miska added 14.

Huima - Lapua 78-82
Lapua had a road 82:78 victory over Huima as Kyle Swanston (201-F, college: JMU) and Haynes Rob combined 57 points for the winners. Leggett Brian delivered 27 points and 14 rebounds in defeat and Sampay Brandon notched 14.

Kerava ET - Jyvaskyla 73-86
Kerava ET lost to Jyvaskyla 73:86 at the end of the Regular Season Round 3. Reijo Ojanen (192-G/F-86) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Ahila Tuukka nailed 18. Haanpaa Mikael and Egwuatu Brian combined 47 points for Kerava.

Wartti - JKS 66-58
Timo Hassinen (203-C-82) scored 18 points as his Wartti produced a defensive win over JKS 66:58. Hanninen Janne netted 13 and Finell Thomas had 11. Jallow Pierre ended up with 20 points and 18 rebounds in the losing effort.

LoKoKo - Namika II 89-79
LoKoKo overcame Namika II 89:79 on October 24th as John Pichon (198-F-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Mc Neese St.) led the way with 20 points and Jarvinen Lauri nailed 17. Pekkola Ville ended up with 16 points in the losing effort.



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Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Riley, Nanterre22.0 
 2. Mohammed, Limoges20.6 
 3. Siggers, Lille20.4 
 4. Davis, Charleville19.4 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest19.2 
 6. Young, Quimper18.4 
 7. Harris, Antibes17.8 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.17.6 
 9. Bucknor, Clermont17.6 
 10. Mendy, Pau-La.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Nantes
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Giles, Nantes12.4 
 2. McClark, Bourg10.4 
 3. Vounang, Brest9.5 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne9.4 
 5. Fahnbulleh, Quimper8.3 
 6. McCord, Limoges7.8 
 7. Melicie, Brest7.8 
 8. Vebobe, Antibes7.7 
 9. Mathis, Evreux7.4 
 10. Dondon, Bou.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Corey MCINTOSH
  St Vallier
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. McIntosh, St Va.7.8 
 2. Da Silva, Evreux7.0 
 3. Mullins, Bourg6.8 
 4. Swift, Brest6.4 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.4 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel6.0 
 7. Williams, Boulazac5.6 
 8. Dunn, Maurienne5.4 
 9. Bucknor, Clermont4.8 
 10. Chelle, Nant.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Riley, Nanterre3.2 
 2. Gayon, Nantes3.0 
 3. Siggers, Lille2.8 
 4. Driss, Bordeaux2.8 
 5. Mullins, Bourg2.6 
 6. Smith, Quimper2.5 
 7. Jean-Joseph, Borde.2.5 
 8. Periac, Bordeaux2.4 
 9. Bucknor, Clermont2.4 
 10. Paelay, Charlevil.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Williams, Bordeaux2.6 
 2. Badiane, Maurienne2.0 
 3. Owona, Bordeaux1.8 
 4. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 5. Ford, Limoges1.6 
 6. Taccoen, Lille1.0 
 7. Ukeagu, St Vallier1.0 
 8. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 9. Diakite, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 10. Vounang, Bre.1.0 


Batum sidelined with shoulder surgery - by Eurobasket News
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) will undergo surgery on his right shoulder to repair torn cartilage. The team said Monday a return date will be determined after Friday's surgery in Los Angeles. Batum appeared in 79 games as a rookie last season, starting 76. He averaged 5.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while earning praise for his defensive ability. The Trail Blazers open the 2009-10 season at home Tuesday against Houston.
Nicolas Batum played 9 games for Team France on EuroBasket in Poland. He aveared 9.6 ppg and 4.9 having very important role in the squad.


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Qarraan Calhoun (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) Is Not Your Typical BBL Rookie - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The BBL season started a few weeks ago, and new Skyliner Qarran Calhoun (203-F-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Houston) or simply refered to as Q by his teammates after playing 12 test games and suffering an injury in the last pre season game is still slowly finding his rhythm in the first weeks of the BEKO BBL season after showing a lot of ability in the preseason. At times, the 203cm forward looks totally kittenish and in experienced like an eight year boy all excited about getting his first hot fudge Sunday but not being able to get a part of that sweetness to all parts of his game as was the case in a test game against Galatasaray Istanbul, but then again at other times like at the Phoenix Cup looked like a seasoned veteran on the court doing a little bit of everything like hitting an open three pointer similar to how Luther Head was dropping them at 49% in his second season in the NBA, making raw behind the back passes like a Larry Bird in the day or leaping out of nowhere like an agile Alan Anderson or making a spectacular block like Dennis Rodmann in his best days as a Detroit Piston. 'I think he can be a very good shot blocker on the European level, he just got too stay focused with defensive things and he will be fine', warned teammate Derrick Allen. But playing like the wurm, who won three NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls is not on the mind of the 22 year old. 'Coach tells me to be wild on the court. I dont want to play like Dennis Rodmann, but play my own game', warned Qarraan Calhoun. 'Coach means by being wild, that Q has too be more active on the court, because we know Q can do so much for us on the basketball court', stressed Derrick Allen

The inexperience of Calhoun is normal when you are a BBL rookie, but he is not your typical first year professional player. He is actually a premature BBL player, who only had three years of college basketball knowledge, but couldnt finish school. 'I would have liked to have stayed at Houston, but I became a dad and had to support him. Staying in school would have been difficult so I decided to become a professional. I want to give my son support in life something I didnt get from my dad growing up', stressed Calhoun. He is one of the rare players playing in Europe that is still eligible for the 2010 NBA draft.

Calhoun grew up in Long Branch, New Jersey and has four sisters. Being the only son in the family wasnt a problem as long as he had a basketball. 'At times it was crazy, because they argued a lot. But I didnt involve myself as much with them, because I was always playing basketball. Guys always thought that I would be more feminine hanging around them, but that wasnt the case at all. I also wasnt spoiled, because everyone was treated the same', expressed Calhoun. He finished his high school career as a post graduate in the State of Maine at Bridgton Academy becoming the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) champion in 2006. Here he was able to get a first taste of having success at the high school level as well as further developing his game that would get him to the NCAA. 'I had a lot of fun at Bridgton. People often thought that one could not have fun in a place like Maine, but everybody was nice there and I really liked the scenery in Maine', added Calhoun.

After finishing from Bridgton Academy averaging 19.0ppg, 4.0bpg, 3.0apg, it was only logical that Calhoun would go his way and make a name at a well known NCAA school, but instead he visited three schools in three years starting with the prestigious St Johns where he was adored by coach Norm Roberts. 'Qarraan is a guy that is really going to allow us to spread the floor more. He is a perimeter four-man that can step out away from the basket and shoot the ball for three and also put it on the floor to create for himself as well as others. He is a terrific offensive rebounder who may be one of the best athletes on our team, and he does a great job of running in transition. I think he will add a lot to our team'., stressed Roberts, but St Johns was only a short stint. 'I thought St Johns would be a good situation, but it didnt work out. I then decided to go to Barton County junior college (16.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 62.8%) so I wouldnt have to sit out a year. Houston turned out to be a great experience, but too bad I couldnt finisih', said Calhoun.

At the University of Houston, Calhoun had a surprisingly solid season after coming from Junior college where making the jump back to the NCAA after a lost year is not always self-evident. At Houston, he was an important part of the team averaging 10.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 46.6%, 3Pts: 35.0%, FT: 59.0%. Even one unknown scout described Calhoun as a dynamic forward who has triple-double capabilities. If he can achieve such difficult stats sometime in his career is unidentified. Calhoun just gave out a big laugh when hearing about this daring judgement. 'Who said that? I am no Steve Nash, but I think if I work hard then it could be possible', added Calhoun. He surely would not have made the jump to the BBL with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners this season, if he hadnt made strides in many areas of his game. 'At Houston, I believe I developed most my outside shooting. Coach always told me to shoot with confidence. I also got more comfortable shooting off the dribble', added Calhoun. Besides showcasing his talent on the court, he was unable to avoid hearing some of the stories about the Houston Cougar legends like Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. What better way then to hear these stories from another Cougar legend Michael Young who played with these NBA legends, but never making a solid NBA career despite being drafted by The Boston Celtics. Young was the conditioning coach at Houston while Calhoun was there. 'Young told me that the reason the Cougars were so successful in the 80s was because Olajuwon and Drexler were always practicing hard and pushed their teammates in the same way', said Calhoun. Even if he only played one year in Texas, he had fond memories being a Cougar. 'My nicest memory was playing Memphis State with Tyreke Evans (Sacremneto Kings) who were second in the conference at that time. In a game, I tied the score near the end, but they beat us by nine points', added Calhoun.

Now Calhoun is in Europe in Germany with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners and ready to test the BBL waters. It is never easy for a rookie, but Calhoun seemed to have developed nicely in training camp. 'I think Q has gotten better during the preseason, and you saw him making his bigger strides when we were playing games in Antalya. He's more active on the offensive end, and being tougher on the defensive side of the ball as well', warned Skyliner forward Derrick Allen. Calhoun might have had his breakthrough at the Hagen Cup where he scored 27 points and added 12 assists in two games. Coach Murat Didin didnt want to get too excited too soon or getting Calhoun a surprise Belly dancer in his apartment as a post practice present, but that can still happen. Didin though might not be shying from giving a very little smile knowing that the pick up of Calhoun might reap benefits for the success of the club down the line. 'We know what Q can do and that is why we got him. He has skills and is starting to get used to the European style of basketball', warned Murat Didin. It seems like in just a short time, Calhoun is getting used to the coaching perks that have damaged other players in the past. 'I like listening to the stories of coach about what we should do better on the court. For example, if there is a hole in a bag of sugar, then we have to learn how to patch it up which he then describes how we should patch up the holes on defense. I think about his stories during games in hopes of not making mistakes', expressed Calhoun.

When closely inspecting Calhoun on the court, the American 203cm forward not only looks like a player that could be multifaceted, but also showed it during the final of the Phoenix Cup demonstrating his skills on offense inside and out and being a work horse on the defensive end. 'I have the size of a three, but like the four position. I can create and take my man off the dribble. I havent played the three position since high school', said Calhoun. In the final against Phoenix Hagen, he seemed to take another step forward in his pre season development and what also really catches the eye of the beholder is his sense of calmness and how his work sometimes just looks like he was given the gift of playing sound strong fundamental basketball over night. His teammates have noticed early on that the ex Houston Cougar is a guy that will help the team in many phases of the game this season. 'Q, can do a lot on the court. Too me, his biggest quality is that he is versatile and that he can play multiple positions. I think he runs the floor well, he has a good basketball IQ level for the game', stressed Derrick Allen.

Deutsche Bank Skyliner coach Murat Didin has made it common knowledge that he doesnt really see players needing a specific role, but moreover a basketball player in 2009 needs to play physical, hard, good defense and just play total basketball. Calhoun may not have gotten a role form Didin, but sees himself as doing one thing really well and improving on another. 'I do see myself as having a role on this team and just rebounding and helping the team as much as possible. I think that I still have to improve my offensive rebounding, because I need to go harder to the boards and my defense. I have to stop my guy going to the middle and get better at boxing out', stressed Calhoun. The season may only be a few weeks old, but Derrick Allen has dared to give his teammate a friendly comparison to a top player in the NBA that makes his bread being a brute inside. 'I dont really know, who Q plays like, but maybe a Lamar Odom type, a guy 6'8 or 6'9 playing on the wing who has a lot of abilities', commented Derrick Allen. When describing 203cm forward Joe Johnson of The Atlanta Hawks you come upon a player that has so many skills. He can play all the spots. He can play the point or post up on the block. He has a complete, all-around game. He can score, rebound and distribute the ball, and can play anywhere from point guard to forward and can play either wing spot, as well as get inside and score. If he were to look into the mirror, he may see a trace of Calhoun who has shown he can do these things in pre season except for maybe playing the point guard postion. 'I like the style of Joe Johnson. He is a tough player and very underrated and see my game reflecting his', stated Calhoun.

The preseason has been kind of a whirlwind experience with numerous test games and field trips to Belgium and Turkey and games against Top clubs like Galatasaray Istanbul and Maccabi Tel Aviv. Coming from the States and being introduced to so many different cultures is something that might not be easy to handle for the average American, but Calhoun has done a good job with getting acquainted to the many diverse ways of life and was even surprised that Turkey had good living conditions. 'The Turkey trip was good. It was a good experience. I thought it would be more poor, but it was pretty decent there. The streets were not what I thought they would be like on TV', stated Calhoun. It took Calhoun a while to think of his most funniest moment in Turkey, but then remembered a bus that almost never came. 'We were waiting for the bus and it came 45 minutes too late. These guys were arguing in Turkish and it was funny, because I couldnt understand anything', joked Calhoun. Teammate Derrick Allen is all business on the basketball court, but knows when to have fun off the court and noticed quickly that Calhoun is a guy that also knows how to split work and fun at already an early age. 'Q, is a funny guy, and a good person at heart also. I think he is just getting used to the European lifestyle, which is normal for a rookie. I think the thing about Q, that I can remember about him so far is, how much he was overwhelmed by the Rixos hotel in Antalya and how much of the kid came out of him at the resort, which he still is', added Allen. Calhoun is a kid at heart where anything can be expected from him at any moment like a strike of lightning occurring when you didnt think it could happen or a Michael Schumacher returning to the Formula One racing in 2010 and winning the drivers championship. One minute, Calhoun throws up a straight up rainbow shot that looked more like it was going to the BCM ceiling that banking off the back board that goes in to the next minute where he gets chewed out by a Skyliner coach looking like a totally non guilty boy that missed church. These are all early experiences in a young mans BBL rookie season, but he seems to have the right role model to set him on his path to success. 'Pascal Roller has been doing it for ten years. He is so much older than me, but is always working hard on the court. That is a lot of motivation for me. If he can do it, then I can do it,' warned Calhoun. He has the incentive to not only succeed for himself, but also for his son and that is something that will always stick in the back of his mind as this untypical BBL rookie continues his young BBL career in Frankfurt.



Terry Evans to Stahnsdorf - by Moritz Korff
According to the website of the 2. Bundesliga Terry Evans (196-F-86) is new at RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf. The 2. Bundesliga Pro B outfit parted ways with Tyler Ousley (206-C-84, college: Otterbein) recently and therefore had one open spot for an import player.
Evans is a former student athlete of the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. As a senior in 2008-2009 Evans played 31 games for the NCAA Division One school and averaged 9.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 2.6 assists per contest. He was named to the Horizon League All-Defensive Team in 2006, 07, 08 and 09 and received Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2008.


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 24
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers24.0 
 2. Copeland, TBB Trier21.0 
 3. Oliver, Goettingen20.3 
 4. Allen, Dt.18.8 
 5. Buford, Bremerha.17.7 
 6. Moore, Pad.Baskets17.3 
 7. Griffin, Hagen17.2 
 8. Jacobson, Goett.17.0 
 9. Travis, Walter Tigers16.8 
 10. Ross, Art.Drago.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan KALE
  Hagen
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Kale, Hagen10.6 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.8 
 3. Lischka, LTi 46ers8.0 
 4. Brown, Brose B.8.0 
 5. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.0 
 6. Travis, Walter Tigers8.0 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm7.8 
 8. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.7 
 9. Allen, Dt.7.5 
 10. Kruel, Hag.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.7.8 
 2. Campbell, Bremerha.7.5 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.7.0 
 4. Gamqrelidze, MBC5.6 
 5. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.0 
 6. Wright, ALBA4.8 
 7. Reese, Dt.4.7 
 8. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.4.5 
 9. Jacobson, Goett.4.5 
 10. Haynes, Pad.Baske.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.5 
 2. Trice, ratiopharm2.3 
 3. Lischka, LTi 46ers2.0 
 4. Walker, Duesseld.2.0 
 5. Paulding, EWE B.1.8 
 6. Robertson, Dt.Ba.1.8 
 7. Haynes, EnBW L.1.8 
 8. Foster, EWE B.1.6 
 9. Jenkins, Walter T.1.6 
 10. Travis, Walter Tige.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Turek, Hagen2.5 
 2. Boumtje, EWE B.1.6 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.6 
 4. Lischka, LTi 46ers1.5 
 5. Bryant, ratiopharm1.5 
 6. Chubb, ALBA1.3 
 7. Flomo, Telekom B.1.2 
 8. Pleiss, Brose B.1.0 
 9. Kashirov, MBC1.0 
 10. Wiliams, Walter.1.0 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Aris
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Miles, Aris27.0 
 2. Abrams, Trikalla25.0 
 3. Kleiza, Olympiakos24.0 
 4. Harris, VAP K.21.0 
 5. Kallinikidis, AEK19.0 
 6. Kalambokis, Panionios19.0 
 7. Dorkofikis, AEK19.0 
 8. Powell, Trikalla19.0 
 9. Arnold, DASH P.18.0 
 10. Tountziaraki., A.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Ilysiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 9
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos9.0 
 2. Tsiakos, DASH P.9.0 
 3. Tountziaraki., AEK9.0 
 4. Dorkofikis, AEK9.0 
 5. Vougioukas, Panellin.9.0 
 6. Kleiza, Olympiakos8.0 
 7. Sermantini, Panath.7.0 
 8. Diamantidis, Panath.7.0 
 9. Rogers, Panionios7.0 
 10. Homan, C.C.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Thodoros PAPALOUKAS
  Olympiakos
  (200-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Papaloukas, Olymp.8.0 
 2. Keys, C.C. Marousi7.0 
 3. Tepic, Panathinaikos6.0 
 4. Hammonds, DASH P.5.0 
 5. Panteliadis, VAP K.5.0 
 6. Nikolaidis, AEK5.0 
 7. Miles, Aris4.0 
 8. Diamantidis, Panath.4.0 
 9. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.0 
 10. Bramos, DASH.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Prodromos NIKOLAIDIS
  AEK
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Nikolaidis, AEK5.0 
 2. Clark, Aris4.0 
 3. Athanasoulas, Ilysi.4.0 
 4. Lukas, C.C. M.4.0 
 5. Kendall, C.C. M.4.0 
 6. Xanthopoulos, Panell.3.0 
 7. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.0 
 8. Kallinikidis, AEK3.0 
 9. Cummings, Ilysiakos3.0 
 10. Kafkis, PA.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian VOUGIOUKAS
  Panellinios
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Vougioukas, Panellin.4.0 
 2. Pekovic, Panathin.3.0 
 3. Petway, Ilysiakos3.0 
 4. Arnold, DASH P.2.0 
 5. Homan, C.C. M.2.0 
 6. Bourousis, Olympiakos1.0 
 7. Batis, C.C. M.1.0 
 8. Kendall, C.C. M.1.0 
 9. Pappas, VAP K.1.0 
 10. Wade, Kavala.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Gian GKAGKALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (--)
  Avg: 34
 1. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.34.0 
 2. Vassilopoulo., Dafni19.5 
 3. Petrovic-S., Iraklis19.0 
 4. Michalos, Near E.19.0 
 5. Petrodimopou., Ikaros E.18.5 
 6. Pehlivanis, Ikaroi S.18.0 
 7. Madrih, Olimpiada P.18.0 
 8. Sizopoulos, Arkadikos17.5 
 9. Totsios, Ikaroi S.17.0 
 10. Jelenic, Xant.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Damir LATOVIC
  AGOR
  (204-C-80)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Latovic, AGOR15.5 
 2. Kosanovic, Olimpiad.9.0 
 3. Despos, Iraklis8.5 
 4. Harismidis, Pagrati8.5 
 5. Houliaras, OFI7.5 
 6. Magounis, AGOR7.5 
 7. Amato, Perama7.5 
 8. Bucci, Iraklis6.5 
 9. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.6.5 
 10. Sivorotka, Ark.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Fotis VASSILOPOULOS
  Olimpia L.
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Vassilopoulo., Dafni7.5 
 2. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD6.5 
 3. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.5.0 
 4. Koukas, AGOR4.5 
 5. Zoupas, Amyntas4.5 
 6. Papadakis, Arkad.4.0 
 7. Tomaras, Olimpiada P.4.0 
 8. Siristatidis, OFI4.0 
 9. Liakopoulos, Per.4.0 
 10. Kefalas, Near Ea.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gian GKAGKALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (--)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.2.5 
 2. Koukouravas, Xanthi2.5 
 3. Bardas, OFI2.0 
 4. Michalos, Near E.1.5 
 5. Spanoulis, Olimpiad.1.5 
 6. Katoufas, Ikaros E.1.5 
 7. Pehlivanis, Ikaroi S.1.5 
 8. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.5 
 9. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.5 
 10. Liakopoulos, P.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Vagenas, OFI2.5 
 2. Anagnostopou., Xan.1.5 
 3. Harismidis, Pagrati1.0 
 4. Souflias, OFI1.0 
 5. Despos, Iraklis1.0 
 6. Lolas, Dafni1.0 
 7. Stamboulis, KAOD1.0 
 8. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.1.0 
 9. Polytarhou, Ikaros E.1.0 
 10. Giovanivic, Arkadik.0.5 


Igor Milosevic swap Olympiakos for Marousi - by Eurobasket News
Igor Milosevic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) signed a contract with Marousi. The Greek guard spent the previous season in Olympiakos. The 23-year-old player averaged 2.6 points per game in the Greek league. Igor Milosevic started his career in Iraklis Thessaloniki. Later he moved to Crvena Zvezda where he spent three straight seasons before joining the Piraeus team. Igor Milosevic used to play for U18 and U20 Greek selections. This year Igor Milosevic participated at the Mediterranean Games.


Peristeri recruit Shaun Pruitt - by Eurobasket News
Peristeri signed a contract with Shaun Pruitt (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois). The 24-year-old spent the summer in the KBL pre-draft camp as well as the Golden State Warriors training camp. Shaun Pruitt started the previous season in Czech Republic. He averaged 16.4 points, 9.9 boards and 1.3 steals per game for Prostejov. Later the centre moved to Ventspils but played just one game before leaving for China. There Shaun Pruitt inked a deal with Fujian XunXin. He tallied 16.3 points, 12.3 boards and 1.0 steals per appearance in the CBA. Shaun Pruitt graduated from the University of Illinois in 2008.


Panellinios advance despite loss - by Eurobasket News
Panellinios - VEF Riga 74:79
Panellinios reached the EuroCup regular season. They prevailed against VEF Riga on aggregate. VEF Riga did all they could to revive the intrigue in this match-up. The Latvian team threw all they had in Greece after a bitter 15-point loss in the first leg. But the road victory appeared insufficient as Panellinios made it through.
Ingus Bankevics (195-G/F-85) opened the scoring with a three-pointer but the hosts quickly denied the deficit. Britton Johnsen (208-F-79, college: Utah) scored 13 points in the starting frame as the hosts grabbed a 29:25 lead into the second stanza. Panellinios opened the second quarter with 8 points in a row to stretch the lead. However Ingus Bankevics, Alex Renfroe (190-G-86, college: Belmont) and Mazeika kept VEF Riga within striking distance as the visitors trailed by 9 points at halftime. VEF Riga used long-range artillery in the third frame to narrow the margin. They entered the final stanza down by just 4 points. VEF Riga went on a 9:0 run midway through the fourth quarter to jump in front. Alex Renfroe and Ingus Bankevics capped the regulation with 3 points as VEF Riga sealed a useless road win at the end.
Ingus Bankevics and Alex Renfroe delivered 23 points each for VEF Riga. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) added 9 points for the visitors. Britton Johnsen finished with 22 points for Panellinios. Devin Smith (196-G/F-81, college: Virginia) and Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.) had 13 points each in defeat.

Panellinios: Britton Johnsen 22, Devin Smith 13, Roderick Blakney 13
VEF Riga: Ingus Bankevics 23, Alex Renfroe 23, Ivan Nelyubov 9



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  HOLLAND   


Dynamo crush Amsterdam to enter EuroCup regular season - by Eurobasket News
Dynamo Moscow - Amsterdam 78:48

Dynamo Moscow overcame a one-point deficit to overwhelm Amsterdam in the second leg of their EuroCup Qualifying Round battle. Dynamo proved dominant in Moscow paving their way into the tournaments regular season. The teams traded baskets early in the game before Sergey Bykov (190-G-83) and Dmitry Domani (198-G/F-74, college: St.Joseph's) gave the hosts a 16:11 lead. Dynamo maintained the lead however Amsterdam stayed close as Alton Mason (190-G-77, college: Arizona St.) trimmed the distance to 3 points at the first break. Alton Mason opened the second term with a lay-up as Amsterdam seemed to challenge the home side. But Dynamo quickly silenced the visitors. They went on a 13:0 run to clear off. Dynamo limited the Dutch team to just 6 points in the second frame earning an 18-point lead at halftime. Dmitry Domani and Sergey Bykov opened the second half with back-to-back treys as Dynamo boosted the margin at 24 points. Amsterdam simply had no answer for the onslaught as they trailed by as many as 21 points heading into the fourth term. Dynamo never slowed down and cruised to the comfortable win at the end.
Sergey Bykov, Sergey Monya (204-F-83), Dmitry Domani and Alexey Savrasenko (215-C-79) scored 15 points each to pace the hosts. Ilya Syrovatko (193-G-88) added 6 points in the winning case. Alton Mason answered with 11 points for Amsterdam. Robert Krabbendam (213-C-86, agency: Court Side, college: Virginia Tech) added 10 points in the loss.

Dynamo: Sergey Bykov 15, Sergey Monya 15, Dmitry Domani 15, Alexey Savrasenko 15
Amsterdam: Alton Mason 11, Robert Krabbendam 10



Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.21.6 
 2. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.0 
 3. Mason, EclipseJet16.5 
 4. Gibson, ZZ Leiden16.4 
 5. Washington, M.Mag.16.0 
 6. Earls, Upstairs.15.7 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden15.2 
 8. Van Paassen, Eiff.T.14.8 
 9. Cunningham, Lands.14.8 
 10. Blue, GasTerra.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.11.3 
 2. Monroe, DeFriesl.9.2 
 3. McGhee, ZZ Leiden9.2 
 4. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.4 
 5. Koenis, Giants8.0 
 6. Hilliman, Rotterdam8.0 
 7. Boxley, ZZ Leiden7.8 
 8. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.7.4 
 9. Griffin, Giants7.1 
 10. Gordon, Landste.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dean OLIVER
  Eiff.Towers
  (180-G-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.0 
 2. Slagter, Giants5.0 
 3. Kimbrough, Giants4.9 
 4. McGhee, ZZ Leiden4.8 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.4.6 
 6. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.5 
 7. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.4 
 8. Porter, Upstairs.4.3 
 9. Defares, Giants4.0 
 10. Gibson, ZZ Leid.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Sergio DE RANDAMIE
  EclipseJet
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. de Randamie, Eclip.4.0 
 2. Rodgers, EclipseJet3.3 
 3. Bostain, GasTerra.3.0 
 4. Vorenhout, Upstai.3.0 
 5. Krabbendam, Eclip.3.0 
 6. Kimbrough, Giants3.0 
 7. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.8 
 8. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.7 
 9. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.6 
 10. Davis, M.Mag.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Hughes, M.Magix1.6 
 2. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.4 
 3. Aarts, Eiff.Towers1.3 
 4. Townes, GasTerra.1.1 
 5. Porter, Upstairs.1.1 
 6. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.1 
 7. Zaandam, Rotterdam1.0 
 8. Williams, Landstede0.9 
 9. Richardson, Eiff.Tow.0.8 
 10. Faris, Gian.0.7 


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rickey HUCKABY
  Salgotarjani
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 33
 1. Huckaby, Salgotar.33.0 
 2. Wade, Salgotarjani28.0 
 3. Horvath, Falco27.3 
 4. Jones, Dombovar26.8 
 5. Watson, ZTE K.26.5 
 6. Brooks, Soproni23.2 
 7. Fears, Debreceni23.0 
 8. Sitku, Marso-Vagep21.8 
 9. Scott, Kormend20.3 
 10. Lee, Albaco.19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zoltan HORVATH
  Falco
  (207-F/C-79)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Horvath, Falco12.3 
 2. Davis, Salgotarjani12.0 
 3. Knight, Soproni9.5 
 4. Jones, Dombovar9.0 
 5. Scott, Kormend9.0 
 6. Dale, Kecskemeti8.8 
 7. Barro, Szolnok8.0 
 8. Diakite, Kormend8.0 
 9. Szabo, Soproni7.4 
 10. Czigler, PVSK.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas KELLEY
  Szolnok
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kelley, Szolnok8.0 
 2. Kalman, Falco7.3 
 3. English, Atomeromu5.8 
 4. Dejon, Kaposvari5.8 
 5. Huckaby, Salgotar.5.0 
 6. Sebok, Salgotarjani4.7 
 7. LaGrange, Dombovar4.3 
 8. Marciulionis, Kecske.4.3 
 9. Watson, ZTE K.4.0 
 10. Brooks, Sopro.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Debreceni
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Fears, Debreceni3.3 
 2. David Vay, PVSK P.3.3 
 3. Fodor, Szolnok3.0 
 4. Kelley, Szolnok3.0 
 5. Watson, ZTE K.3.0 
 6. LaGrange, Dombovar2.8 
 7. Ross, PVSK P.2.8 
 8. English, Atomeromu2.5 
 9. Dejon, Kaposvari2.5 
 10. Csorvasi, Kec.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio DAVID VAY
  PVSK Pannon
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. David Vay, PVSK P.1.5 
 2. Davis, Salgotarjani1.3 
 3. Scott, Kormend1.3 
 4. Bonner, Albacomp1.3 
 5. Walker, Dombovar1.3 
 6. Knight, Soproni1.3 
 7. Grebenar, Szolnok1.3 
 8. Henderson, Marso-Va.1.0 
 9. Gulyas, Atomeromu0.8 
 10. Lee, Albaco.0.8 


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  ISRAEL   


National League Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Hapoel Beeri - Macc.Ashdod 77-72
Hapoel Beeri celebrated the initial victory in the league as they cruised past Maccabi Ashdod 77:72. Elad Knafo (197-F-89) collected 19 points and 16 rebounds, whilst Cohen Itay netted 18. Badalov Michael chipped in 17 points for Ashdod.

Kohav Yair - Hap.Haifa 95-94
Kohav Yair is 2-1 in the League after the win over Hapoel Haifa 95:94. Raymond Hicks (201-F/C, college: Miami, FL) had 24 points and 16 rebounds and Harush Shlomi nailed 21. Eliyaho Elad posted 22 points for the team from Haifa.

Kiryat Ata - Elitzur Yavne 87-96
Elitzur Yavne became the only undefeated team in the league as they beat Kiryat Ata 96:87 in the Regular Season Round 3. Bryant Markson (198-F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Utah) erupted with 38 points and 11 rebounds, while Tzubrevitch Alex notched 24. Lee Clifton posted 22 points and had 12 boards in defeat.

Hap.Tivon - Lev Hasharon 101-96
Hapoel Tivon rolled over Lev Hasharon 101:96 as Brian Asbury (201-F, college: Miami, FL) top-scored not only in the game but in Round as well with 48 points. Shiran Yotam produced 24 points in the losing effort.

Beer Yaakov - Megido/Yok. 85-77
Beer Yaakov overcame Megido/Yok. 85:77 in the Regular Season Round 3. Five players scored in double figures as E.J. Drayton (204-F-82, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Charlotte) led the way with 19 points and Karabayov Itay netted 17. Nenikashvili Ilan ended up with 22 points in defeat.

Macc.Habikaa - Elitzur Ramla 95-86
Maccabi Habikaa improved to 2-1 record beating Elitzur Ramla 95:86. Itay Greenboym (193-G-85, agency: Avi Zilberman) paced all the winners with 19 points and Gendel Gerry scored 17. Jackson Cedric poured in 25 points for Ramla.



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


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Brian ASBURY
  Hap.Tivon
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 30
 1. Asbury, Hap.Tivon30.0 
 2. Markson, Elitzur .28.3 
 3. Clemente, Macc.Ash.28.0 
 4. Courtney, Hapoel B.25.0 
 5. Brandy, Hod H.23.5 
 6. Shiran, Lev H.23.0 
 7. Byerson, Natzrath.22.5 
 8. Jackson, Elitzur .20.0 
 9. Hicks, Kohav Yair19.5 
 10. Tzubrevitch, Elit.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant MARKSON
  Elitzur Yavne
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Markson, Elitzur .13.3 
 2. Brandy, Hod H.13.0 
 3. Hicks, Kohav Yair11.0 
 4. Auter, Macc.Hab.11.0 
 5. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.9.7 
 6. Harrison, Hap.Haifa9.7 
 7. Simhon, Hod H.9.5 
 8. Byerson, Natzrath.9.5 
 9. Lee, Kiryat Ata9.3 
 10. Knafo, Hapoel Bee.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NENIKASHVILI
  Megido/Yok.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Nenikashvili, Megido.8.0 
 2. Berkovich, Hap.H.6.7 
 3. Shifman, Hapoel Beeri6.3 
 4. Arieli, Hap.Tivon6.3 
 5. Huli, Lev Hasharon6.0 
 6. Hirsh, Beer Yaakov6.0 
 7. Golan, Lev Hasharon5.3 
 8. Brandwein, Elitzu.5.3 
 9. Yasu, Hap.Tivon5.3 
 10. Farchi, Macc.A.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stanley BRANDY
  Hod Hasharon
  (200-F-67)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Brandy, Hod H.3.5 
 2. Almoznino, Megido/Y.3.0 
 3. Farchi, Macc.Ash.3.0 
 4. Asbury, Hap.Tivon3.0 
 5. Clemente, Macc.Ash.2.7 
 6. Markson, Elitzur .2.7 
 7. Eliyaho, Hap.Haifa2.3 
 8. Huli, Lev Hasharon2.3 
 9. Cohen, Megido/Yok.2.0 
 10. Hicks, Kohav Ya.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  Hap.Haifa
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Harrison, Hap.Haifa6.3 
 2. Paris, Hapoel Beeri3.0 
 3. Courtney, Hapoel B.2.0 
 4. Markson, Elitzur .2.0 
 5. Martin, Elitzur Yavne2.0 
 6. Auter, Macc.Hab.1.7 
 7. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.1.7 
 8. Kremer, Lev H.1.5 
 9. Lavi, Hap.Haifa1.3 
 10. Peterson, Elitzu.1.3 


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  ITALY   


Lega 2 last transactions - by Gianni Pascucci
Bosman player Lelton Brown (186-G-78, college: W.Michigan) has been introduced yesterday to media by Snaidero Udine officials. He signed a contract with the Italian team and will replace in roster Donte Mathis (190-G-77, college: Texas St.-San Marcos), injured and sidelined for some months. Bialetti Scafati announced the additions of PuertoRican shooter Rick Apodaca (192-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency, college: Hofstra), who is back in the team after two years, and Italian veteran Roberto Chiacig (210-C-74)

Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Lottomatica
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Jaaber, Lottomat.26.0 
 2. Neal, Benetton TV22.7 
 3. Slay, Cimberio VA21.5 
 4. Grundy, Carife FE21.0 
 5. Finley, Armani MI21.0 
 6. Mazzarino, NGC C.17.7 
 7. Brown, Air AV17.3 
 8. Ere, Pepsi Caserta17.3 
 9. Di Bella, Pepsi C.17.0 
 10. Jones, Angelico16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Banca Tercas
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Thomas, Banca T.9.7 
 2. Slay, Cimberio VA9.5 
 3. Adeleke, Martos N.9.0 
 4. Troutman, Air AV8.0 
 5. Wallace, Benetton.8.0 
 6. Szewczyk, Air AV8.0 
 7. Jones, Pepsi C.7.7 
 8. Brunner, Sigma C.7.7 
 9. Salvi, Carife FE7.0 
 10. Jeffers, NGC Can.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Randolph CHILDRESS
  Cimberio VA
  (190-G-72)
  Avg: 6
 1. Childress, Cimberio.6.0 
 2. Brown, Air AV5.7 
 3. Finley, Armani MI5.3 
 4. Paolisso, Air AV5.0 
 5. Smith, Angelico BI4.3 
 6. Green, Scavolini PS4.3 
 7. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.3 
 8. Jones, Martos N.4.0 
 9. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.7 
 10. Rowland, Vanoli3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Terrell MCINTYRE
  Montepaschi
  (175-G-77)
  Avg: 5
 1. McIntyre, Montepas.5.0 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.4.3 
 3. Hawkins, Montepas.4.0 
 4. Vinicius, Sigma Coat.3.7 
 5. Jeffers, NGC Cantu3.7 
 6. Green, Scavolini PS3.7 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.3 
 8. Brunner, Sigma C.3.3 
 9. Ivanov, Sigma C.3.0 
 10. Grundy, Carife3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marco CUSIN
  Vanoli CR
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Cusin, Vanoli CR1.3 
 2. Jones, Banca Tercas1.3 
 3. Nicevic, Benetton.1.3 
 4. Nnamaka, Carife FE1.3 
 5. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.0 
 6. Gabini, Martos Napoli1.0 
 7. Gigli, Lottomatica1.0 
 8. Young, Banca Tercas1.0 
 9. Achara, Angelico BI1.0 
 10. Eze, Montepasc.1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Enel Brindisi
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Crispin, Enel B.25.8 
 2. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 3. Slay, Carmatic PT22.3 
 4. Goss, Scafati .20.3 
 5. Jackson, Fastw.20.0 
 6. Waleskowski, Fileni J.20.0 
 7. Rowe, Banco Sard.19.8 
 8. Vaden, Aget IM19.3 
 9. Bennerman, Rivier.18.8 
 10. Skinn, Carmatic18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare15.3 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .13.5 
 3. Volcic, Edimes PV11.5 
 4. Boykin, Fileni Jesi11.3 
 5. Smith, Trenkwalder10.5 
 6. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.10.0 
 7. Hatten, UCC C.8.8 
 8. Vanuzzo, Banco S.8.5 
 9. Thomas, Enel Brindisi8.0 
 10. Hines, Prima Vero.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.5.0 
 2. Eldridge, A.B. L.4.5 
 3. Hatten, UCC C.4.3 
 4. Garris, Umana R.4.0 
 5. Nardi, Edimes PV4.0 
 6. Whiting, Aget IM3.8 
 7. Slay, Carmatic PT3.8 
 8. Goss, Scafati .3.5 
 9. Nissim, Prima Veroli3.5 
 10. Parente, Edimes3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dawan ROBINSON
  Prima Veroli
  (189-G-82)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Robinson, Prima V.3.7 
 2. Boyette, Miro R.3.5 
 3. Young, Edimes PV3.5 
 4. Pearson, Miro R.3.5 
 5. Skinn, Carmatic PT3.3 
 6. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.3 
 7. DeVecchi, Banco S.3.3 
 8. Davis, Umana Reyer3.0 
 9. Bencaster, Edimes P.3.0 
 10. Bennerman, Rivi.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DI GIULIOMARIA
  Umana Reyer
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.3.0 
 2. Pearson, Miro R.2.3 
 3. Ebi, Riviera Solare2.0 
 4. Hubalek, Banco S.1.8 
 5. Ostler, UCC C.1.8 
 6. Hines, Prima Veroli1.5 
 7. Hall, Fastweb CM1.5 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.3 
 9. Radulovic, Enel B.1.3 
 10. Smith, Trenkwald.1.0 


Tercas Teramo grabs the necessary victory over Apoel - by Eurobasket News
Tercas Teramo -Apoel 77:62

Italian Tercas Teramo grabbed 77:62 victory that was enough to advance to the EuroCup Regular Season. Only one point separated Italian side and Apoel from Cyprus that could not hold the home advantage. Tercas Teramo wins 140-139 after two games.
Phillips gave the guests the first lead as the latter also enjoyed plus 14 after Game 1. Apoel played better in the first period, but Italian team tied the game at 19:19 after the opening quarter. After 23-19 in the second frame Teramo grabbed 42:28 at the halftime as Bobby Jones (201-F-84, college: Washington) made a free throw.
Ryan Hoover (188-G-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame) gave the hosts 57:44 midway through the third quarter but Cisse reduced to 61:54. Hopkins scored for 65:58 and King kept Apoel alive at 73:60. Hopkins also made two free throws with 12 seconds in the game for 75:62 that was enough for the team from Cyprus to advance. Bobby Jones however was also perfect from the free throw line with 5 seconds and brought the ticket to Eurocup to his Tercas Teramo.
Bobby Jones top-scored for the winners with 16 points. Ryan Hoover nailed 12, while Valerio Amoroso (202-F-80) added 11. Hopkins had a great night in defeat as he poured in 28 points, while King posted 10.

Tercas Teramo: Bobby Jones 16, Ryan Hoover 12, Valerio Amoroso 11
Apoel: Hopkins 28, King 10


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Panellinios advance despite loss - by Eurobasket News
Panellinios - VEF Riga 74:79
Panellinios reached the EuroCup regular season. They prevailed against VEF Riga on aggregate. VEF Riga did all they could to revive the intrigue in this match-up. The Latvian team threw all they had in Greece after a bitter 15-point loss in the first leg. But the road victory appeared insufficient as Panellinios made it through.
Ingus Bankevics (195-G/F-85) opened the scoring with a three-pointer but the hosts quickly denied the deficit. Britton Johnsen (208-F-79, college: Utah) scored 13 points in the starting frame as the hosts grabbed a 29:25 lead into the second stanza. Panellinios opened the second quarter with 8 points in a row to stretch the lead. However Ingus Bankevics, Alex Renfroe (190-G-86, college: Belmont) and Mazeika kept VEF Riga within striking distance as the visitors trailed by 9 points at halftime. VEF Riga used long-range artillery in the third frame to narrow the margin. They entered the final stanza down by just 4 points. VEF Riga went on a 9:0 run midway through the fourth quarter to jump in front. Alex Renfroe and Ingus Bankevics capped the regulation with 3 points as VEF Riga sealed a useless road win at the end.
Ingus Bankevics and Alex Renfroe delivered 23 points each for VEF Riga. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) added 9 points for the visitors. Britton Johnsen finished with 22 points for Panellinios. Devin Smith (196-G/F-81, college: Virginia) and Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.) had 13 points each in defeat.

Panellinios: Britton Johnsen 22, Devin Smith 13, Roderick Blakney 13
VEF Riga: Ingus Bankevics 23, Alex Renfroe 23, Ivan Nelyubov 9



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Sirsnins, Barons22.0 
 2. Mazeika, VEF Riga20.0 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera19.3 
 4. Kojenets, Liepaja18.5 
 5. Timermanis, Barons18.0 
 6. Gulbis, Zemgale17.3 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale17.3 
 8. Bankevics, VEF Riga16.5 
 9. Zakis, Ventspils16.3 
 10. Strelnieks, Ventspi.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Ventspils
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Pettway, Ventspils13.5 
 2. Meiers, Ventspils13.0 
 3. Valeika, Valmiera11.7 
 4. Kojenets, Liepaja9.0 
 5. Gulbis, Zemgale7.7 
 6. Stalbergs, Liepaja7.5 
 7. Cresnar, Valmiera7.0 
 8. Butjankovs, Keiza.6.5 
 9. Nelyubov, VEF Riga6.5 
 10. Helmanis, Baro.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sirsnins, Barons7.0 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.0 
 3. Ansons, VEF Riga5.0 
 4. Vilums, Liepaja4.5 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.0 
 6. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 7. Stalbergs, Liepaja4.0 
 8. Valeika, Valmiera3.0 
 9. Pettway, Ventspils3.0 
 10. Slesers, Baro.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Sirsnins, Barons4.5 
 2. Ansons, VEF Riga3.0 
 3. Timma, Keizarmezs3.0 
 4. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.5 
 5. Bertans, Keiza.2.5 
 6. Bertans, Ventspils2.3 
 7. Labuckas, VEF Riga2.0 
 8. Vilums, Liepaja2.0 
 9. Strupovics, Valmiera2.0 
 10. Silins, Keizarme.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Uvis HELMANIS
  Barons
  (204-F-72)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Helmanis, Barons1.5 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale1.3 
 3. Zorin, Barons1.0 
 4. Pettway, Ventspils1.0 
 5. Tukiss, Liepaja1.0 
 6. Meiers, Ventspils1.0 
 7. Timma, Keizarmezs1.0 
 8. Bertans, Keiza.1.0 
 9. Kosuskins, Liepaja1.0 
 10. Renfroe, VEF Ri.1.0 


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Contern handles Residence 101-63 with balanced scoring!! - by Alex Meyers
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Contern 101 - Residence 63


Contern, Luxembourg
Last Sunday afternoon was a good one for Contern as they improved their record to 4-1 behind Ken Diederich and his 26 points and Eric Jeitz with 23. The home victory keeps them tied for 1st place in the DBBL with Etzella, T71 and Amicale, who suffered their first loss at the hands of T71. Brandon Gary (202-F-83, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Hutchinson CC) had only 16 points but held Residence import Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) and Co. at bay with his inside presence. Former Etzella teammates Gilles Becker and Dave Schroeder rounded out the scoring with 15 and 10 points respectively. Marcus Kennedy and Marco Leschek were the only two players for Residence to reach double figures with 15 and 14 points. Contern shot extremely well from everywhere including the free throw line as they capitalized on many of their opponent's 20 turnovers. Residence was forced to take too many long bombs and failed from there on 3/20 shooting from beyond the arc. Residence will host Amicale this coming Saturday, October 24th and Contern plays at Musel Pikes on Sunday afternoon, the 25th of October.

Contern: 34 field goals, 11 three pointers, 22 for 26 free throws, 34 rebounds, 21 fouls and 9 turnovers
Becker 15, Gary 16, Jeitz 23, Diederich 26, Braun 2, also Sunnen 1, Torres Dos Santos 3, Majerus 2, Schmitz 3 and Bissener 0
Residence: 21 field goals, 3 three pointers, 18 for 29 free throws, 30 rebounds, 19 fouls and 20 turnovers
Koster 4, Kennedy 15, Wagener 8, Abdiu 7, Leschek 14, also S. Mangen 7, Ludwig 0, Felten 8, and Bischel 0

Score by quarters: 1st Q 29-11, Halftime 53-32, 3rd Q 79-48, Final 101-63
203 Spectators



T71 destroys Amicale 77-49 with big defensive effort!! Amicale receives first DBBL blow!! - by Alex Meyers
Sunday, October 25, 2009

T 71 77 - Amicale 49

Dudelange, Luxembourg
Defense was the theme of the day for the hosts from Dudelange stopping Amicale dead in their tracks with a huge effort last Sunday afternoon. Martin Rajniak (204-F-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) led T71 with 28 points. Frank Muller (8 rebounds) threw in 15 and Tom Schumacher added 13 points. Denell Stephens (192-G-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Slippery Rock) who is earning a reputation as defender and rebounder had a double-double again with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Travis DePree (199-F/C-83, college: Albion) had a double-double of his own with 16 points and 10 rebounds. christian schartz and Christopher Jones added 11 and 10 points. Amicale struggled from the three point line shooting 1/20 and also from the charity stripe with a 10 for 22 a 46% clip. T71 was hot from the field with 27/43 from inside the 3 pt. line for 63%. They also blocked 5 Amicale shots: Rajniak 2, Siebenbour 2 and Stephens 1. T71 has a short travel Bettembourg this Saturday nit to face BBC Nitia and Amicale with drive down the road to Walferdange to face off with their nearest neighbors Residence.

T 71: 31 field goals, 4 three pointers, 11 for 21 free throws, 30 rebounds, 14 fouls and 16 turnovers
T. Schumacher 13, Muller 15, Stephens 12, Rajniak 28, Ruffato 4, also Siebenbour 2, B. Schumacher 0, Schmit 3 and Hoffmann 0
Amicale: 19 field goals, 1 three pointers, 10 for 22 free throws, 31 rebounds, 24 fouls and 18 turnovers
DePree 16, Schartz 11, Birenbaum 3, Scholtes 2, Ney 2, also Jones 10, Haan 4, Rausch 0 and Zianveni 1
Score by quarters: 1st Q 17-11, Halftime 37-30, 57-42, Final 77-49
350 Spectators


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Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Pioneros 12-1 
 2. Halc.Xalapa 12-2 
 3. Halc.Rojos 12-2 
 4. Halc.Cordoba 10-4 
 5. Soles 10-4 
 6. Bucaneros 8-5 
 7. Angeles 8-6 
 8. Toros 8-6 
 9. Lobos Grises 8-6 
 10. Lechugueros 7-7 
 11. Panteras 7-7 
 12. Barreteros 6-8 
 13. Abejas 6-8 
 14. Fuerza Regia 6-8 
 15. Indios 5-7 
 16. Huracanes 4-10 
 17. Libertadores 4-10 
 18. Potros 2-12 
 19. Cosmos 2-12 
 20. Pilares 1-13 


Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros22.9 
 2. Bowie, Indios22.5 
 3. Jackson, Pilares22.3 
 4. Arceneaux, Lechugue.21.5 
 5. Hickerson, Pioneros21.0 
 6. Monroe, Potros20.4 
 7. Harris, Lobos G.20.2 
 8. Capers, Barreteros19.9 
 9. Habel, Cosmos19.8 
 10. Hornsby, Huracan.19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arthur LONG
  Indios
  (206-F/C-73)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Long, Indios11.1 
 2. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.4 
 3. Allen, Pioneros10.4 
 4. Garcia, Pioneros10.3 
 5. Reaves, Barreteros9.8 
 6. Jackson, Angeles9.3 
 7. Eneas, Bucaneros9.3 
 8. Green, Panteras8.4 
 9. Richards, Barre.8.2 
 10. Mills, Indi.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.2 
 2. Hollyfield, Barre.5.7 
 3. Brown, Fuerza R.5.2 
 4. Bucio, Indios5.0 
 5. Hickerson, Pioneros4.5 
 6. Roque, Toros4.5 
 7. Santiago, Panteras4.3 
 8. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba4.3 
 9. Rasio, Cosmos4.2 
 10. Rivera, Halc.Roj.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (--)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.6 
 2. Gooner, Halc.Rojos3.4 
 3. Hollyfield, Barre.3.0 
 4. Green, Panteras2.3 
 5. Lewis, Soles2.3 
 6. Funn, Bucaneros2.2 
 7. Henfield, Pilares2.0 
 8. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.0 
 9. Hornsby, Huracanes2.0 
 10. Long, Indi.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros1.5 
 2. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 3. Brown, Potros1.1 
 4. Jackson, Angeles0.9 
 5. Capers, Barreteros0.9 
 6. Cox, Angeles0.9 
 7. Jackson, Pilares0.8 
 8. Gainous, Lobos G.0.8 
 9. Soto, Abejas0.8 
 10. Castillo, Abej.0.8 


LNBP: No changes on top after 14 rounds - by Eurobasket News
Huracanes - Halc.Cordoba 61-70
Halcones Cordoba was better than Huracanes on the road jumping to 10-4 record in LNBP. Mike Smith (201-G/F-76, college: La-Monroe) led the winners with 14, while Jesus Lopez (205-F-83, college: SW Baptist) helped with 12 points and 7 rebounds. In Huracanes (4-10), Larry Rhymes scored 16 points.

Toros - Pilares 101-81
8-6 for Toros and 1-13 for Pilares after this game. Adrian Hanning shined for the hosts with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Almaad Jackson (210-F-85, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) was on fire in defeat scoring 31 points (8 rebs).

Barreteros - Lobos Grises 85-88
Derik Hollyfield (193-G/F-82, college: Bemidji St.) led Barreteros to six victory of the season with 18 points and 10 assists. Ramiro Loera (196-F-81, college: Cameron) also was good netting 17 points. In Lobos (8-6), Ronald Selleaze had 22 pts and 13 boards.

Panteras - Indios 74-64
Thiago Labbate (208-C-83) was a key player in victory collecting 21 points and 15 rebounds. David Ruiz (195-F-82) helped with 17 and Devon Ford added two points less. Arthur Long collected 22 points and 14 rebounds for Indios.

Libertadores - Angeles 94-90
Luis McCullough led his Libertadores to fourth victory of the season with 27 points and 6 rebounds. Luis Beltran followed him with 22 pts and 6 assists. In loss, Robert Cox (196-G/F-84, college: So.Polytechnic St.) shined with 26 points.

Pioneros - Bucaneros 84-79
Pioneros (12-1) remains on top of LNBP after 84-79 win against Buscaneros (8-5). Antonio Kellogg (190-G-85, college: USF) and Jeremiah Dominguez (168-G-85, college: Portland St.) led the hosts with 20 and 19 points respectively. John Ruffus delivered 23 pts in defeat.

Abejas - Lechugueros 74-86
7-7 for Lechugueros and 6-8 for Abejas after this game. Harold Arceneaux (198-F-77, college: Weber St.) came up with 29, Ryan Moss (200-F/C-74, college: UALR) had 28 and Garfield Johns added 20 points in victory. Kevin Lewis shined in loss with 36 points and 7 rebounds.

Halc.Xalapa - Cosmos 89-76
Victory number 12 for Xalcones Xalapa, who once again got the most from Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M): 24 points and 5 assists. Victor Mariscal (198-F-72) also had important role netting 17 points. Alex Carcamo collected 25 points and 11 rebounds for Cosmos (2-12).

Halc.Rojos - Soles 77-66
Expected home win for Halcones Rojos, who jumped to nice 12-2 record. Carlos Rivera (187-G-83, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Hofstra) and Lawrence Hill combined 40 points in victory. James Penny (198-F-76, college: TCU) and Dejuan Wheat posted 13 pts each in Soles (10-4).


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Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Rudar 1-0 
 2. Ljubovic 1-0 
 3. KK Podgorica 1-0 
 4. Sutjeska 1-0 
 5. Centar BP 0-0 
 6. S.Centar 0-0 
 7. Niksic 0-0 
 8. Zeta 0-1 
 9. Buducnost II 0-1 
 10. Ibar Rozaje 0-1 
 11. Un.Mediteran 0-1 


MNT1A : new win for Ulcinj , Mogren and Lovcen - by Dragan Scepanovic
ULCINJ 67 - GORSTAK 59
ULCINJ - School Center Marshal Tito. Spest 900. Reff: Rutesic (Niksic), Dragojevic and Koljensic (Podgorica). By-Q.: 19:17, 14:17, 16:20, 18:11.
ULCINJ: Latkovic 15, Petar Jovanovic (192-G/F-80) 13, Tepavcevic 12, Z. Jovanovic 3, Ivanovic, Cetkovic, Rajovic 2, Grujo, A. Ivanovic 10, S. Jovanovic, Boris Lalovic (206-C-81) 12, Djukanovic
GORSTAK: Dragan Pejic (187-G-76) 8, Todic, Scepanovic, Stojkovic, Bogavac 20, Pekovic 13, G. Bulatovic, Boban Medenica (201-F-87) 4, B. Bulatovic, Grujic , Bakic, Rakocevic 14.

MOGREN 91 - PRIMORJE 77
Budva - Mediteran SC. Spect 300. Reff: Vojinovic, Kaludjerovic (Niksic), Radulovic (Podgorica).By-Q: : 31:28, 19:12, 14:22, 17:15.
MOGREN: Paladin 6, Vukajlovic 12, Zoran Kascelan (190-G-86) 16, Igor Kunjic (202-F-87) 12, Dabanovic 2, Nikic, Boskovic 9, Fatic, Milosevic 2, Vucic 18, Glisovic 14.
PRIMORJE: Arapovic 4, Maricic, Krivokapic, Vasiljevic, Milan Stojanovic (191-F/G-83) 17, Hocevar 3, Marko Calic (197-F-86) 5, Bacevic 5, Oldrih 6, Vasilije Seferovic (193-G/F-85) 27, Kovacevic, Igor Lutersek (203-C-89) 15.

LOVCEN 80 - TEODO 62
CETINJE - SC Lovcen. Spect: 200. Reff: Lepetic, Kicovic and Raicevic. By-Q: : 20:19, 21:13, 25:16, 14:14
LOVCEN: Petar Stojanovic (185-G-90) 13 (8-8), Lalic, Savovic 6 (2-2), Marko Milosevic (202-F-84) 10 (2-1), Ivanovic 21 (1-1), Pelkic 5, Boricic, Lopicic 8, Dubljevic 6,Aleksa Popovic 11 ( 1-1).
TEODO: Vukotic 10 (8-6), Lazic, Dzudovic, Vujacic 7 (2-1), Osmajic, Stefan Djordjevic (206-C-89) 10 (6-4), Jeknic 1 (2-1), Manojlovic 11 (2-2), Subotic 13 (4- 2), Bozovic 2, Vasic, Radonjic 8.



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After 11th rounds - by Carlos Pereira
After 11th rounds 2 teams are at the top of the standing.

RESULTS
10th round

Fer. Beira-Desp. Maputo (89-75)
Benf. Quelimane-Maxaquene (70-87)
Costa do Sol-Real Sociedade (90-81)
Desp. Beira-Fer. Maputo (39-122)

11th round

Desp. Beira-Desp. Maputo (47-87)
Fer. Beira-Fer. Maputo (69-88)
Benf. Quelimane-Costa do Sol (61-100)
Real Sociedade-Maxaquene (55-86)

STANDING

G W L PtsP

FER. MAPUTO 11 9 2 977-728 20

Maxaquene 11 9 2 927-743 20

Desportivo 11 9 2 959-774 20

Fer.Beira 11 7 4 1001-856 18

Costa do Sol 11 5 6 945-868 16

Benf. Quelimane 11 2 9 807-1008 13
Desp. Beira 11 2 9 705-1068 13
Real Sociedade 11 1 10 781-1028 12


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Cavs exercise option on Hickson, Suns claim veteran center Collins - by Eurobasket News
The Cavaliers exercised the third-year club option on forward J.J. Hickson (6'9''-F/C-88, college: N.Carolina St.) on Monday, keeping him in Cleveland through the 2010-11 campaign. Hickson, who was taken with the 19th overall pick by the Cavs in the 2008 draft after playing only one season at North Carolina State, averaged 4.0 points, and 2.7 rebounds while appearing in 62 games in the 2008-09 season. 'J.J. is a young, talented player who continues to work hard and still has a great deal of upside,' Cleveland General Manager Danny Ferry said. 'We are excited to keep him in our program and help him fulfill his potential.'

Meanwhile, the NBA's balance of power did not shift Monday when the Suns gained the rights to veteran center Jarron Collins (6'10''-F-78, college: Stanford), but a Suns roster trend did. The Suns will carry more than the 13-player league minimum on opening night for the first time since 2005. Since then, only the 2007 Washington Wizards and 2009 Toronto Raptors opened a season with 13 players. But the Suns made it 14 when a waiver claim on Collins was granted, giving Phoenix some help with size, rebounding and post defense.
Collins will join the Suns' practice today in preparation for Wednesday's season opener at the Los Angeles Clippers. Collins, 30, is a 6-foot-11, 249-pound center who played eight seasons with Utah. Phoenix plans to put Collins in the rotation and assumes the non-guaranteed contract Collins signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. 'I am very excited to join the Suns and play with my new teammates,' Collins said by e-mail. 'Phoenix has always been a difficult place to play because of the passion and emotion of the fans, and I look forward to their support.' The Suns lost their only true center Oct. 3 when Robin Lopez suffered a foot fracture. He is out for about another month. Collins started 206 of his 480 games with Utah but was limited to 26 games and 201 minutes last season because of an elbow injury. He has career averages of 16.9 minutes, 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds.
The Suns could waive Collins once Lopez returns. As a luxury-tax team, the Suns pay twice the expense of his veteran minimum contract. For a full season, Collins would make $1.2 million, but a league offset lowers Phoenix's cost to $825,497.


Courtesy of www.azcentral.com


Batum sidelined with shoulder surgery - by Eurobasket News
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) will undergo surgery on his right shoulder to repair torn cartilage. The team said Monday a return date will be determined after Friday's surgery in Los Angeles. Batum appeared in 79 games as a rookie last season, starting 76. He averaged 5.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while earning praise for his defensive ability. The Trail Blazers open the 2009-10 season at home Tuesday against Houston.
Nicolas Batum played 9 games for Team France on EuroBasket in Poland. He aveared 9.6 ppg and 4.9 having very important role in the squad.


New Orleans Hornets exercise 2010-11 option on Julian Wright - by Eurobasket News
The news keeps getting better for New Orleans Hornets forward Julian Wright (6'8''-F-87, college: Kansas): first he was made the starter at small forward this season, and Monday, the team announced it had exercised its option on Wright for next year, 2010-11. Wright is entering his third season in the NBA and with the Hornets after being drafted in the first round (13th overall) in the 2007 draft. In a reserve role last year, Wright, from Kansas, averaged 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while playing 14.3 minutes a game. He appeared in 58 games, starting 19.

Meanwhile, Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Duke), Kirk Hinrich (6'3''-G-81, college: Kansas) and Lindsey Hunter (6'2''-G-70, agency: Priority Sports, college: Jackson St.) have been named Chicago Bulls captions for the 2009-10 season. The players voted over the weekend and an announcement was made on Monday. Of the three, Deng is the only projected starter. He was also a captain last season. Hinrich, however, has been elected captain in six of his seven NBA seasons. In his 17th season as a pro, not much is expected of Hunter from a statistical standpoint, but his contributions to the team are significant, serving as a mentor for Derrick Rose and the teams other young players.


Courtesy of www.nola.com


Bulls exercise options on Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah - by Eurobasket News
The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has picked up the options for the 2010-11 season for guard Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) and forward/center Joakim Noah (6'11''-F/C-85, college: Florida). By exercising the respective player options, both players will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2010-11 season.

Rose, appeared in 81 games (80 starts) last year en route to being selected the 2008-09 T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year. On the season, he averaged 16.8 ppg, a team-high 6.3 apg and 3.9 rpg in 37.0 mpg. The Chicago native shot .475 from the field and .788 from the free throw line. He finished the 2008-09 campaign in the top three in several categories all-time among Bulls rookies, including total points (third with 1,361), scoring average (third) and assists (third with 512). Rose was the first selection in NBA Draft 2008.

In two seasons with Chicago, Noah (6-11, 232) has appeared in 154 games (86 starts) and averaged 6.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.2 apg and 1.13 bpg in 22.5 mpg; he has shot .520 from the field and .684 from the line. The Bulls selected Noah in the first round (ninth overall) in NBA Draft 2007.


Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 1-0 
 2. New Jersey N. 0-0 
 3. New York K. 0-0 
 4. Philadelph.76 0-0 
 5. Toronto R. 0-0 
Central Div.
 1. Indiana P. 0-0 
 2. Detroit P. 0-0 
 3. Milwaukee B. 0-0 
 4. Chicago B. 0-0 
 5. Cleveland C. 0-1 
Southeast Div.
 1. Washington W. 1-0 
 2. Orlando M. 0-0 
 3. Charlotte B. 0-0 
 4. Atlanta H. 0-0 
 5. Miami Heat 0-0 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Portland TB 1-0 
 2. Denver N. 0-0 
 3. Oklah.City T. 0-0 
 4. Minnesota T. 0-0 
 5. Utah Jazz 0-0 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 1-0 
 2. Phoenix Suns 0-0 
 3. Golde State W. 0-0 
 4. Sacramento K. 0-0 
 5. LA Clippers 0-1 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 0-0 
 2. Memphis G. 0-0 
 3. N.Orleans H. 0-0 
 4. Dallas M. 0-1 
 5. Houston R. 0-1 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dirk NOWITZKI
  Dallas M.
  (211-F-78)
  Avg: 34
 1. Nowitzki, Dallas M.34.0 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers33.0 
 3. Wade, Miami Heat30.2 
 4. James, Clevelan.29.5 
 5. Arenas, Washingt.29.0 
 6. Bryant, LA Lakers27.7 
 7. Bynum, LA Lakers26.0 
 8. Nowitzki, Dallas M.26.0 
 9. Durant, Oklah.Ci.25.3 
 10. Anthony, Denver.23.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris KAMAN
  LA Clippers
  (213-C-82)
  Avg: 16
 1. Kaman, LA Clippers16.0 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.14.2 
 3. Bynum, LA Lakers13.0 
 4. Odom, LA Lakers13.0 
 5. Oden, Portland TB12.0 
 6. Murphy, Indiana P.11.8 
 7. Lee, New York K.11.7 
 8. Duncan, San A.10.5 
 9. Okafor, Charlott.10.1 
 10. Haywood, Washin.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.0 
 2. Williams, Utah Jazz10.7 
 3. Nash, Phoenix Suns9.7 
 4. Arenas, Washingt.9.0 
 5. Calderon, Toron.8.9 
 6. Rondo, Boston C.8.5 
 7. Kidd, Dallas M.8.4 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers8.0 
 9. Lowry, Houston R.8.0 
 10. James, Clevel.7.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-G-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers4.0 
 2. Hayes, Houston R.3.0 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.7 
 4. Wade, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Webster, Portland.2.0 
 6. Brooks, Houston R.2.0 
 7. Lowry, Houston R.2.0 
 8. Battier, Houston R.2.0 
 9. Gordon, LA Clippers2.0 
 10. Miller, Washington.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Greg ODEN
  Portland TB
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Oden, Portland TB5.0 
 2. Marion, Dallas M.3.0 
 3. Howard, Orlando M.2.9 
 4. Andersen, Denver N.2.3 
 5. Perkins, Boston C.2.1 
 6. Turiaf, Golde S.2.1 
 7. Camby, LA Clippers2.1 
 8. Przybilla, Portland.2.0 
 9. Gooden, Dallas M.2.0 
 10. Blatche, Washin.2.0 


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  NIGERIA   


8-teams battle for Nigeria DSTV league title - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Eight teams that made it to the final-8 play-offs of the Nigeria DSTV Basketball League will begin their title chase from Thursday at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

The eight teams four each from the Atlantic and the Savannah conference have been divided into two groups of four teams each.

Leading the challenge in group-A is Atlantic conference league leader, Islanders basketball club of Lagos, other clubs in the group includes Savannah conference runner-up, Plateau Peaks basketball club of Jos, Dodan Warriors basketball club of Lagos and Niger Potters basketball club of Minna.

Group-B has Savannah conference leader, Kano Pillars basketball club, Royal Hoopers basketball club of Port Harcourt, Kadda Stars basketball club of Kaduna and Union Bank basketball club of Lagos.

Each of the teams will play three games each in the preliminary round with the two top teams from each group making it to the semi-finals, as hostilities starts on Thursday.

In the opening game of the Day-1, Islanders basketball club will take on Savannah conference fourth placed team, Niger Potters basketball club of Minna at 12.00 hours; Kano Pillars will do battle against Atlantic conference fourth placed team, Union Bank basketball club at 14.00 hours; Savannah conbference second placed team, Plateau Peaks will slug it out against Atlantic conferecen third placed team, Dodan Warriors at 16.00 hours while Royal Hoopers basketball club who finished the regular season behind Islanders in the Atlantic conference will engage Kadda Stars of Kaduna at 18.00 hours.

Full Schedule:


Day-1 29/10/2009
Game No 1: Islanders Vs Niger Potters (A) 12.00hours

Game No 2: Kano Pillars Vs Union Bank (B) 14.00hours

Game No 3: Plateau Peaks Vs Dodan Warriors (A) 16.oohours

Game No 4: Royal Hoopers Vs Kadda Stars (B) 18.00hours

Day-2 30/10/2009
Game No 5: Union Bank Vs Royal Hoopers (B) 12.00hours

Game No 6: Niger Potters Vs Plateau Peaks (A) 14.00hours

Game No 7: Kadda Stars Vs Kano Pillars (B) 16.00hours

Game No 8: Dodan Warriors Vs Islanders (A) 18.00 hours


Day-3 31/10/2009

Game No 9: Islanders Vs Plateau Peaks (A) 12.00hours

Game No 10: Kano Pillars Vs Royal Hoopers (B) 14.00hours

Game No 11: Niger Potters Vs Dodan Warriors (A) 16.00hours

Game No 12: Union Bank Vs Kadda Stars (B) 18.00hours

Day-4 01/11/2009 R E S T

Day-5 02/11/2009 SEMI-FINALS
Game No 13: 1st (A) Vs 2nd (B) 14.00hours

Game No 14: 1st (B) Vs 2nd (A) 16.00hours

Day-6 03/11/2009 3rd Place and Final

Game No 15: Loser (13) Vs Loser (14) 14.00hours
Game No 16: Winner (13) Vs Winner (14) 16.00hours

Stanley Gumut (197-F-86)


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  PANAMA   


Caymanes to defend their CBS title against Navieros - by Eurobasket News
Caymanes and Navieros will fight for the CBS title on October 31. They held off Canguros and Colosos respectively to reach the championship game.
Caimanes outgunned Canguros 112:100 in the semifinal battle. Maximiliano Gomez (196-G/F-75) fired 29 points and issued 5 assists to pace the charge. It was a close battle from start to finish. Caimanes were up by just one point after ten minutes of action. They were able to stretch the margin at 5 points at the interval however Canguros stayed within striking distance throughout the second half. Caimanes needed all of their experience and luck to escape with a narrow win at the end. Orlando Ortega (196-F-81) tallied 21 points and 13 boards for the winners. Alfonso Stoute (193-G/F-70) had 18 points for the reigning champions. Akbar Lawson (196-G/F-81) responded with 24 points for Canguros. Joel Munoz (179-G-80) netted 23 points in the losing effort.
Navieros also had a heated battle against Colosos. The Panama powerhouse nip their opponents 112:110 to reach the title decider. The Final will be held at the Arena Roberto Duran on Saturday.



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  POLAND   


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Eddie MILLER
  Polonia Azbud
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 28
 1. Miller, Polonia Azbud28.0 
 2. Wright, PGE Turow20.7 
 3. Logan, Assec.Pr.20.5 
 4. Harris, SKK K.19.8 
 5. Mays, Sokol Znicz18.3 
 6. Kuebler, AZS K.18.0 
 7. Woods, Assec.Pr.18.0 
 8. Tuljkovic, Anwil17.8 
 9. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.17.8 
 10. Diduszko, SKK.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.5 
 2. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.9.3 
 3. Daniels, Energa C.8.8 
 4. Dunn, Anwil8.5 
 5. Chappell, Sokol Znicz8.0 
 6. Okafor, Polpharma8.0 
 7. Wright, PGE Turow8.0 
 8. Ibrahim, ISS S.8.0 
 9. Reese, AZS Koszalin7.8 
 10. Bigus, ISS Sporti.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Szubarga, Anwil8.5 
 2. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.5 
 3. Loyd, Stal SW5.3 
 4. Hughes, Polonia .4.5 
 5. Anderson, ISS S.4.3 
 6. Deane, PGE Turow4.0 
 7. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.0 
 8. Snieg, Polonia 20113.8 
 9. Kitzinger, Trefl S.3.5 
 10. Hawkins, Trefl.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Zbigniew BIALEK
  PBG Basket
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bialek, PBG Basket3.0 
 2. Chappell, Sokol Znicz2.8 
 3. Mays, Sokol Znicz2.5 
 4. Partyka, Stal SW2.5 
 5. Diduszko, SKK K.2.5 
 6. Laczynski, Poloni.2.5 
 7. Deane, PGE Turow2.5 
 8. Szubarga, Anwil2.3 
 9. Angley, Polpharma2.0 
 10. Graves, PBG Bask.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dariusz WYKA
  Sokol Znicz
  (206-C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wyka, Sokol Znicz2.3 
 2. Misiewicz, Sokol Z.1.8 
 3. Karwowski, Polonia .1.5 
 4. Perka, Polonia .1.3 
 5. Harris, SKK K.1.3 
 6. Sullivan, Anwil1.0 
 7. Reese, AZS Koszalin1.0 
 8. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.1.0 
 9. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.0 
 10. Wright, PGE Tur.1.0 


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  ROMANIA   


Osvaldo Jeanty signs in with Gaz Metan Medias - by Interperformances
The Canadian Guard Osvaldo Jeanty (183-G-84, agency: Interperformances) (183-G-84, agency: Interperformances) has signed with CS Gaz Metan Medias a Romanian Division A Club. Osvaldo will join another Interperformances player, Deven Mitchell (196-F-84, agency: Interperformances) who signed with the Club In June. In August 2007, Jeanty went professional, signing a one-year contract with TSV 1861 Noerdlingen of the Pro A League in Germany. There he continued his winning streak by helping Nordlingen win the Division A Championship with a 25-5 team record and move up to the German First Division (BBL). That season in 30 games he averaged: 14.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 80.1%. The Following season he extended his contact with Noerdlingen, in the Bundesliga 1 League where he registered: 34mpg, 13.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 40.2%2FGP, 45.4%3FGP and 73.5%FT.


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  RUSSIA   


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


Dynamo crush Amsterdam to enter EuroCup regular season - by Eurobasket News
Dynamo Moscow - Amsterdam 78:48

Dynamo Moscow overcame a one-point deficit to overwhelm Amsterdam in the second leg of their EuroCup Qualifying Round battle. Dynamo proved dominant in Moscow paving their way into the tournaments regular season. The teams traded baskets early in the game before Sergey Bykov (190-G-83) and Dmitry Domani (198-G/F-74, college: St.Joseph's) gave the hosts a 16:11 lead. Dynamo maintained the lead however Amsterdam stayed close as Alton Mason (190-G-77, college: Arizona St.) trimmed the distance to 3 points at the first break. Alton Mason opened the second term with a lay-up as Amsterdam seemed to challenge the home side. But Dynamo quickly silenced the visitors. They went on a 13:0 run to clear off. Dynamo limited the Dutch team to just 6 points in the second frame earning an 18-point lead at halftime. Dmitry Domani and Sergey Bykov opened the second half with back-to-back treys as Dynamo boosted the margin at 24 points. Amsterdam simply had no answer for the onslaught as they trailed by as many as 21 points heading into the fourth term. Dynamo never slowed down and cruised to the comfortable win at the end.
Sergey Bykov, Sergey Monya (204-F-83), Dmitry Domani and Alexey Savrasenko (215-C-79) scored 15 points each to pace the hosts. Ilya Syrovatko (193-G-88) added 6 points in the winning case. Alton Mason answered with 11 points for Amsterdam. Robert Krabbendam (213-C-86, agency: Court Side, college: Virginia Tech) added 10 points in the loss.

Dynamo: Sergey Bykov 15, Sergey Monya 15, Dmitry Domani 15, Alexey Savrasenko 15
Amsterdam: Alton Mason 11, Robert Krabbendam 10



Standings - Superleague B
B Superleague Standings
 1. N.Novgorod 8-0 
 2. Saransk 7-2 
 3. Revda 6-2 
 4. Spartak-P. 5-3 
 5. Ural Ekater. 4-4 
 6. Naltchik 3-1 
 7. Magnitogorsk 3-3 
 8. Chelabinsk 3-3 
 9. Irkutsk 2-4 
 10. Lok.Novos. 2-4 
 11. Severstal 2-6 
 12. Rjazan 0-4 
 13. Tambov 0-8 


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 24
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.24.0 
 2. Lyday, Unics22.0 
 3. Chalmers, Enisey21.3 
 4. Flores, Krasnie .21.0 
 5. Trushkin, Krasni.18.5 
 6. Shabalkin, Triumph18.5 
 7. Vorontsevich, CSKA18.0 
 8. Monya, Dynamo M.17.0 
 9. Joksimovic, Lokomo.17.0 
 10. Fields, Spartak16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrey VORONTSEVICH
  CSKA
  (204-C-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Vorontsevich, CSKA11.0 
 2. Trushkin, Krasni.10.0 
 3. Monya, Dynamo M.9.5 
 4. Antic, Lokomoti.9.5 
 5. Meshcharakou, Sparta.9.0 
 6. Meshcharakou, Sparta.9.0 
 7. Langdon, CSKA7.0 
 8. Javtokas, Khimky7.0 
 9. Panin, Triumph7.0 
 10. Veremeenko, Uni.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest BREMER
  Krasnie Krilya
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bremer, Krasnie .6.0 
 2. Popovic, Unics5.0 
 3. Bykov, Dynamo M.4.5 
 4. Capin, Lokomoti.4.5 
 5. Flores, Krasnie .4.0 
 6. Lopez, Khimky4.0 
 7. Cabezas, Khimky3.5 
 8. Pashutin, Spart.3.5 
 9. Pashutin, Spart.3.5 
 10. Chalmers, Enis.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ralph BIGGS
  Krasnie Krilya
  (199-F-76)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Biggs, Krasnie Krilya2.5 
 2. Fridzon, Khimky2.5 
 3. Bremer, Krasnie .2.5 
 4. Rush, Triumph2.3 
 5. Samoylenko, Unics2.0 
 6. Siskauskas, CSKA2.0 
 7. Shabalkin, Triumph2.0 
 8. Monya, Dynamo M.2.0 
 9. Kolesnikov, Spart.1.5 
 10. Meshcharakou, Spar.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Dynamo M.
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Monya, Dynamo M.2.0 
 2. Nesterov, Triumph1.7 
 3. Javtokas, Khimky1.5 
 4. Trushkin, Krasni.1.5 
 5. Meshcharakou, Sparta.1.5 
 6. Meshcharakou, Sparta.1.5 
 7. Sokolov, CSKA1.0 
 8. Shabalkin, Triumph1.0 
 9. Shukhovtsov, Lokomo.1.0 
 10. Langdon, CS.1.0 


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  SERBIA   


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dragan KRUSCIC
  Beograd
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 23
 1. Kruscic, Beograd23.0 
 2. Markovic, Napredak21.0 
 3. Stojacic, Mega V.20.0 
 4. Riznic, Ergonom19.0 
 5. Korac, Beograd19.0 
 6. Andjusic, Mega V.18.7 
 7. Smiljanic, Radnic.18.5 
 8. Prolovic, Borac18.3 
 9. Milosevic, KG 0617.3 
 10. Mladenovic, Erg.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stefan JELOVAC
  Mega Vizura
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Jelovac, Mega V.13.0 
 2. Lukovic, Radnic.9.0 
 3. Mikic, KG 068.3 
 4. Dramicanin, Borac7.7 
 5. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.3 
 6. Borovcanin, Sloga7.0 
 7. Andjic, Beograd6.0 
 8. Cvetkovic, Masinac6.0 
 9. Bircevic, Metalac6.0 
 10. Jagodic Kuri., Novi.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.6.7 
 2. Velickovic, Vojvodina5.0 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.5.0 
 4. Trailovic, Ergonom4.7 
 5. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.3 
 6. Prolovic, Borac4.3 
 7. Milasinovic, Masinac3.7 
 8. Vasojevic, KG 063.3 
 9. Pejovic, Napredak3.3 
 10. Miljkovic, Masin.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ilija CVETKOVIC
  Masinac
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Cvetkovic, Masinac3.5 
 2. Milasinovic, Masinac3.0 
 3. Dimitrijevic, Sloga2.7 
 4. Velickovic, Vojvodina2.7 
 5. Dasic, Sloga2.5 
 6. Trailovic, Ergonom2.3 
 7. Miljkovic, Masinac2.3 
 8. Pasuj, Tamis2.3 
 9. Djordjevic, Sloga2.3 
 10. Tresac, Bor.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.2.7 
 2. Maravic, Mega V.2.0 
 3. Buric, Tamis2.0 
 4. Bircevic, Metalac1.7 
 5. Petric, KG 061.5 
 6. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.3 
 7. Vasilic, Radnic.1.0 
 8. Markovic, Tamis1.0 
 9. Jelovac, Mega V.1.0 
 10. Cvetkovic, Mega.1.0 


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  SEYCHELLES   


Mens Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBC) Cup final game three - by Carlos Pereira
Baya win on Bikos big night THEY let him roam around the arc unguarded and he caused them all sorts of problems with his accurate shooting for a game-leading 27 points, including three treys, as Baya celebrated a 63-49 game-three win for their first Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF) Cup triumph.

On-fire captain Steve Biko Denis led by example on Sunday at the Palais des Sports, Cobras James Beier loses the aerial battle as Bayas Hendricks Denis and Michael Cupidon soar higher for the SBF Cupsticking up the threes, rallying his crew early when trailing and putting the clamps on Premium Cobras Nigerian forward Alao Solomon, who finished with a paltry 11 points his teams highest.

Cobras coach Guy Hall, who had boasted about getting his predictions right when his team tied the series by winning game two 72-66 to then forecast a game-three victory, was crestfallen after Sundays poor display.
It was a bad day at the office for us, coach Hall told Sports Nation.

Baya really killed us with their fast game. This is because their players are fitter than ours. We were beaten by a better team today (Sunday), added coach Hall who, along with assistant Lenny Bad Agla, could not find a way to stop Baya, especially in the fourth quarter.

After jumping to a 10-2 lead on a Robert Lon fourth-minute lay-up, Baya, who won game one 80-76, were outscored 15-5 over the next six minutes to trail by two 15-17 at the end of the first quarter.

The two teams traded baskets in the second quarter, and the last time the score was tied was at 26-26 two minutes from the break. But Baya took the initiative with a Hendricks Denis trey followed by a Timmy Adam lay-up to go for the breather up by five 31-26.

It was almost one-way traffic in the third quarter as Baya outlasted Cobras 15-10 to build a comfortable 10-point advantage 46-36 which they carried into the fourth.

As Cobras gave away their best opportunities by shooting air balls on open shots and missing free-throws, Baya who were missing player of the year and sharpshooter Jean-Paul P Camille were all over them. They committed too many fouls and were over the limit with just 2 minutes 20 seconds (2:20) played in the fourth.

When small forward Dave Roseline made a trip to the foul line and banked both shots, Bayas lead had shot to 14 points 53-39. Then Biko went to work, netting nine consecutive points out of the 14 he got in the fourth quarter, helping Baya mesmerise the demoralised and out-of-sorts Cobras, who got just 10 points in almost seven minutes of action.

The 27-13 fourth-quarter win put the icing on the cake for Baya, who also got 12 points from centre Robert Lon and 10 from Roseline.

We wanted the win, said Biko.
So we came out with all guns blazing, especially after losing the league title to PLS Hawks through a very bad mistake on our part. We came to play and we delivered today.

Our next mission is to win the Top-of-the-table tournament, he said.

G. G.


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Krka brings back Venta - by Zeljko Zule
Krka announced signing of former player Matej Venta (187-G-84) on a one-month deal, including the option for extension until the end of the season. Venta last season spent with Czech champion Nymburk averaging 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists for 50 games of Matonni NBL League. Nymburk is not the only Czech team in Venta's career. In February 2007 he joined Mlekarna Kunin Novi Jicin from Krka playing 21 games for the rest of the season with average digits 6.3 poibts, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assist. Season 2007/08 he also played for Novy Jicin (Geofin). For 57 games he collected 6.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 3.5 apg.

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Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Leon
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Hughes, Leon18.5 
 2. Riera, Mallorca18.0 
 3. Urtasun, Leon17.8 
 4. Quinteros, CAI Z.16.5 
 5. Phillip, CAI Z.16.0 
 6. Morley, Burgos15.3 
 7. Robinson, Melilla14.5 
 8. Palacios, La Palma14.3 
 9. Smith, Cornella14.0 
 10. Coleman, Breog.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Donaldson, La La.10.0 
 2. Lima, Clin.Rincon9.3 
 3. Adrien, Breogan9.0 
 4. Padgett, La Palma8.8 
 5. Northen, Mallorca8.3 
 6. Middleton, Girona8.0 
 7. Mirotic, Palencia7.8 
 8. Palacios, La Palma7.8 
 9. Morley, Burgos7.5 
 10. Sinanovic, Clin.R.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel PEREZ
  Cornella
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Perez, Cornella5.5 
 2. Jimenez, Melilla5.3 
 3. Garrido, La Laguna4.7 
 4. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.5 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.3.8 
 6. Bernabe, Leon3.5 
 7. Arco, Ourense3.5 
 8. Angulo, Caceres3.5 
 9. Corrales, Burgos3.3 
 10. Garcia, La Pal.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cuthbert VICTOR
  Vive Menorca
  (196-G/F-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Victor, Vive M.3.3 
 2. Lescano, CAI Z.3.0 
 3. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon3.0 
 4. Samb, Cornella2.8 
 5. Bernabe, Leon2.8 
 6. Urtasun, Leon2.3 
 7. Corbacho, Breogan2.3 
 8. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.2.3 
 9. Palacios, La Palma2.0 
 10. Rabaseda, Cornel.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Donaldson, La La.1.8 
 2. Holcomb, Caceres1.8 
 3. Mirotic, Palencia1.5 
 4. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 5. Lewis, Palencia1.5 
 6. Turner, Vive M.1.5 
 7. Naymick, Caceres1.3 
 8. Coleman, Breogan1.3 
 9. Vazquez, Ourense1.0 
 10. Gomez, Burg.1.0 


Valencia needed overtime to cruise past Dexia - by Eurobasket News
Valencia -Dexia Mons-Hainaut 79:61 OT

More than 8500 spectators came to support Spanish Valencia in the second leg of Eurocup Qualifier. The Spanish team overcame Dexia Mons-Hainaut 79:61 in overtime to advance to the EuroCup Regular Season. In Game 1 Dexia Mons-Hainaut celebrated 78:63 win, but Valencia wins 142-139 in total.
Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) scored the first four points for the hosts and then De Colo made it 12:10. Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) brought Valencia 17:13, however Callahan and Justin Cage (198-F-85, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Xavier) nailed from the perimeter for 19:17 lead with their team. The Spanish outfit took the control in the second fame and after 21-12 had 38:31 at the halftime. Rafael Martinez posted five points in a row to open the third stanza and Pietrus scored for 52:37. Torbert closed the third frame for 61:47 that still kept Belgian team in front after two games. In the fourth quarter the game remained the battle and needed another quarter to find out the winner. Claver made a jump shot for 73:58 as the score was tied after two games. In overtime the hosts scored 6 points and all of them from the free throw line. It was enough to triumph with 79:61 victory.
Rafael Martinez top-scored for the winners with 18 points. De Colo nailed 15 and Kosta Perovic posted 12. Coleman delivered 12 points for the Belgian team, whilst Nate Reinking (188-G-73, college: Kent St.) and Justin Cage added 10 each.

Valencia: Rafael Martinez 18, De Colo 15, Kosta Perovic 12
Dexia Mons-Hainaut: Coleman 12, Nate Reinking 10, Justin Cage 10



Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Girona 4-1 
 2. La Laguna 4-1 
 3. Burgos 3-1 
 4. Breogan 3-1 
 5. Melilla 3-1 
 6. Vive Menorca 3-1 
 7. Cornella 3-1 
 8. Mallorca 2-2 
 9. Clin.Rincon 2-2 
 10. CAI Zaragoza 2-2 
 11. Leon 2-2 
 12. Caceres 2-2 
 13. Ourense 1-3 
 14. La Palma 1-3 
 15. Palencia 1-3 
 16. Vigo 1-3 
 17. Andorra NT 0-0 
 18. CB Tarragona 0-4 
 19. Tenerife 0-4 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  A.G. Fuenla
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Fitch, A.G. Fuenla28.5 
 2. Navarro, Regal B.22.3 
 3. Batista, A.G. F.17.8 
 4. Jackson, Xacobeo BS17.3 
 5. Hendrix, Granada16.5 
 6. San Emeterio, Caja L.16.0 
 7. Tucker, DKV J.15.8 
 8. Carroll, Gran Canaria15.3 
 9. Aguilar, Granada15.3 
 10. Splitter, Caja.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris MOSS
  CB Murcia
  (204-F-80)
  Avg: 12
 1. Moss, CB Murcia12.0 
 2. Batista, A.G. F.8.5 
 3. Panko, Lagun A.8.3 
 4. Jackson, Xacobeo BS7.8 
 5. Savane, Gran C.7.3 
 6. Battle, Valladolid7.0 
 7. Hendrix, Granada7.0 
 8. Caner-Medley, MMT E.7.0 
 9. Koffi, DKV Joventut7.0 
 10. Triguero, Cajas.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kristaps VALTERS
  DKV Joventut
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Valters, DKV J.6.8 
 2. Cook, Unicaja5.5 
 3. Huertas, Caja L.5.5 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca5.5 
 5. Navarro, Regal B.5.0 
 6. Calloway, Cajasol4.8 
 7. Stanic, Xacobeo BS4.5 
 8. Tucker, DKV J.4.3 
 9. Mumbru, Bizkaia .4.0 
 10. Thomas, A.G.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Federico VAN LACKE
  Valladolid
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Van Lacke, Valladolid2.3 
 2. Garbajosa, Real M.2.3 
 3. Rubio, Regal Barca2.3 
 4. Calloway, Cajasol2.3 
 5. Prigioni, Real Madrid2.0 
 6. Fisher, Gran C.2.0 
 7. De Colo, Valencia.1.8 
 8. Koffi, DKV Joventut1.8 
 9. Kirksay, Cajasol1.8 
 10. Thomas, A.G.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (210-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Vazquez, Regal B.2.0 
 2. Barnes, Valladolid2.0 
 3. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.8 
 4. Battle, Valladolid1.8 
 5. Freeland, Unicaja1.5 
 6. Aguilar, Granada1.5 
 7. Prestes, CB Murcia1.3 
 8. Nielsen, Valencia.1.3 
 9. Terry, Xacobeo BS1.3 
 10. Lavrinovic, Real.1.0 


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  SWEDEN   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Brandon MCKNIGHT
  Plannja
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. McKnight, Plannja20.0 
 2. Klaric, Eco Orebro19.8 
 3. Palm, Boras18.0 
 4. Person, Uppsala17.5 
 5. Jonker, Sundsvall17.1 
 6. Sigurdarson, Sunds.16.8 
 7. Nystrom, Boras16.4 
 8. Ringstrom, Gothia B.16.2 
 9. Westerlund, 0815.7 
 10. Ryan, Plann.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Palm, Boras11.6 
 2. Konare, Jamtland10.8 
 3. Ringstrom, Gothia B.10.1 
 4. Djordjic, Soder.7.8 
 5. Jonker, Sundsvall7.7 
 6. Klaric, Eco Orebro7.7 
 7. Spagrud, Sundsvall7.6 
 8. Akesson, Plannja7.5 
 9. Akingbade, Jamtl.7.5 
 10. Buchanan, Sol.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Kenneth GRANT
  Norrkoping
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Grant, Norrkoping5.5 
 2. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.4 
 3. Levin, Sundsvall5.3 
 4. Mitchell, Solna5.0 
 5. McKnight, Plannja4.5 
 6. Chuk, Sodertalje4.4 
 7. Sigurdarson, Sunds.4.3 
 8. Carter, Gothia B.4.2 
 9. Larsson, Plannja4.1 
 10. Frier, Uppsa.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.8 
 2. Grant, Norrkoping2.7 
 3. Hellgren, Jamtland2.6 
 4. Chuk, Sodertalje2.5 
 5. McKnight, Plannja2.4 
 6. Gervin, Norrkoping2.0 
 7. Person, Uppsala2.0 
 8. Westerlund, 081.9 
 9. Drains, Norrkoping1.9 
 10. Larsson, Plann.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Palm, Boras1.9 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.6 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.4 
 4. Konare, Jamtland1.4 
 5. McNaull, Norrkoping1.4 
 6. Okot, 081.0 
 7. Drains, Norrkoping1.0 
 8. Jonker, Sundsvall0.8 
 9. Mitchell, Solna0.8 
 10. Djuric, Uppsa.0.8 


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Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Nenad DELIC
  Starwings
  (210-F/C-84)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Delic, Starwings20.3 
 2. Fitzgerald, SAM M.19.8 
 3. Hamilton, SAM M.18.8 
 4. Volcy, Monthey18.8 
 5. Wooten, Boncourt18.3 
 6. N''Diaye, Lausanne18.2 
 7. Vogt, Fribourg17.5 
 8. Johnson, BBC Nyon17.4 
 9. Abukar, Lugano T.17.3 
 10. Mladjan, Lugano.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Thompson, Lausanne10.2 
 2. Grimm, SAM M.10.2 
 3. Yates, Fribourg9.5 
 4. Sanders, Lugano T.9.0 
 5. Southall, BBC Nyon8.6 
 6. VanderMeer, Lugano T.8.5 
 7. Gugino, Boncourt8.5 
 8. Dacevic, SAV V.7.8 
 9. Molteni, Monthey7.0 
 10. Erwin, SAV Vacal.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Karon BRADLEY
  MGS
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Bradley, MGS5.8 
 2. Johnson, BBC Nyon5.4 
 3. Lukovic, SAV V.5.0 
 4. Jaquier, Starwings4.3 
 5. Walton, Lugano T.4.3 
 6. Monroe, Boncourt4.3 
 7. Petkovic, Fribourg4.0 
 8. Khoumssi, Geneva D.4.0 
 9. Quidome, Fribourg3.8 
 10. Pleux-D., Lausan.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon HAMILTON
  SAM Massagno
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Hamilton, SAM M.5.2 
 2. Monroe, Boncourt3.0 
 3. Dacevic, SAV V.3.0 
 4. Pleux-D., Lausanne3.0 
 5. Jaquier, Starwings2.8 
 6. N''Diaye, Lausanne2.8 
 7. Edecki-A., Geneva D.2.8 
 8. Efevberha, Lugano T.2.5 
 9. Stockalper, Lugano T.2.3 
 10. Johnson, BBC Ny.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Thompson, Lausanne5.0 
 2. Southall, BBC Nyon4.2 
 3. Basit, Geneva Devils2.5 
 4. VanderMeer, Lugano T.2.0 
 5. Sanders, Lugano T.1.8 
 6. Niang, MGS1.8 
 7. Molteni, Monthey1.7 
 8. Grimm, SAM M.1.4 
 9. Grimes, Lausanne1.0 
 10. Stockalper, Lugano.1.0 


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  TPBL   


CHAPARRALS SCHEDULE 1ST EXHIBITION GAME - by Chris Cardenas

San Angelo, Tx - will be the sight for the 1st exhibition game of the season for the SAN ANGELO CHAPARRALS. The 4 time TPBL champions want to get their team ready and in shape for the the 2010 season by taking on LACKLAND AIRFORCE BASE (San Antonio,tx) on Saturday DECEMBER 5 at 7pm. Carl Little has put together a very talented group of players who will be looking to join a team in the TPBL for the 2011 season. For more information on tickets for the exhibition call : 325-763-6630 or email : cardenas_chris@yahoo.com


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Shak Attack one game away from title! - by Albert-Lee Young
Detour Shak Attack scored a convincing 61-48 win against Defence Force on Monday night in Game 2 of the Big Four Finals. Game 3 is on Wednesday night and they can secure the North Zone Division 1 title with another effective performance against the soldiers.

For Shak Attack, Kenneth Roberts and Kenyatta Alfred both top scored with 14 points each and the reliable Kurt Christian contributed 10.

Derrick Boxhill had a game high 15 points for Defence Force while veteran Wayne Sandy added 10.

Division 2 Finals
In the 2nd Division finals, NFM Veterans leveled the series 1-1 with an 81-72 victory over Defence Force second team.

Veteran center Roland Guischard posted up a game high 20 points, Dave Marshall had 18 and Albert Sprott tallied 15 for the winners.

For the army team, Devon Waddell top scored with 18, Kevin Williams got 13 and Jonathan Donawa 13.

Game 3 is on Wednesday 28th at the St Pauls Street Sporting Complex, Port of Spain from 6.30pm.
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  TUNISIA   


Standings - D1
D1 Standings
Group A
 1. ES Sahel 6-2 
 2. C Africain 6-2 
 3. JS Kairouan 5-3 
 4. Ezzahra 5-3 
 5. CA Bizerte 1-6 
 6. SSK Kasserine 0-7 
Group B
 1. US Monastir 7-1 
 2. Stade Nabeulien 5-2 
 3. ES Rades 4-4 
 4. CS Hammamet 3-4 
 5. C Cheminots 3-5 
 6. JS Manazeh 1-7 


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  TURKEY   


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Efes Pilsen 2-0 
 2. Fener.Ulker 2-0 
 3. Besiktas 2-0 
 4. Oyak Renault 1-1 
 5. Galatasaray 1-1 
 6. Tofas 1-1 
 7. Karsiyaka 1-1 
 8. Antalya 1-1 
 9. Banvit 1-1 
 10. Aliaga 1-1 
 11. Kepez Bld 1-1 
 12. Bornova 1-1 
 13. T.Telekom 1-1 
 14. Mersin 0-2 
 15. Darussafaka 0-2 
 16. Erdemir 0-2 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Ryan TOOLSON
  Karsiyaka
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 25
 1. Toolson, Karsiyaka25.0 
 2. Gordon, Aliaga24.0 
 3. Jackson, Darussaf.23.0 
 4. Shipp, Bornova21.5 
 5. James, Mersin20.5 
 6. Butler, Tofas20.5 
 7. Wilson, T.Telekom20.0 
 8. Heytvelt, Oyak R.20.0 
 9. Williams, Erdemir19.0 
 10. Jasaitis, Galatasar.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.13.0 
 2. Williams, Erdemir9.5 
 3. Heytvelt, Oyak R.9.5 
 4. Gordon, Aliaga9.0 
 5. Greene, Antalya8.5 
 6. Besok, T.Telekom8.0 
 7. Jasaitis, Galatasaray8.0 
 8. Atsur, Besiktas8.0 
 9. Rancik, Galatasaray8.0 
 10. Thornton, Efes.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.5 
 2. Adams, Oyak R.7.0 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas6.0 
 4. Erdogan, Oyak R.5.5 
 5. Holston, Karsiyaka5.0 
 6. Washington, Galatasa.5.0 
 7. Yildirim, Besiktas5.0 
 8. Batuk, Karsiyaka5.0 
 9. Thornton, Efes P.4.5 
 10. Erden, Kepez B.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mire CHATMAN
  Besiktas
  (187-G-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Chatman, Besiktas4.0 
 2. Shipp, Bornova3.5 
 3. Erdogan, Oyak R.3.0 
 4. Holston, Karsiyaka3.0 
 5. Famutimi, Oyak R.3.0 
 6. Batuk, Karsiyaka3.0 
 7. Williams, Erdemir2.5 
 8. Erden, Kepez Bld2.5 
 9. Davidson, Darussaf.2.5 
 10. Gen, Karsiya.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Frank ELEGAR
  Bornova
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Elegar, Bornova3.0 
 2. Asik, Fener.Ulker2.5 
 3. Aldemir, Karsiyaka2.0 
 4. Davidson, Darussaf.1.5 
 5. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.0 
 6. Flecer, Besiktas1.0 
 7. Ozcan, Darussafaka1.0 
 8. Turetken, Kepez Bld1.0 
 9. Davis, Banvit1.0 
 10. Femerling, Antal.1.0 


Chatman pulls Besiktas to reach the Eurocup Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Besiktas - WBC Raiffeisen Wels 100:81

Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) pulls Besiktas to reach the Eurocup Regular Season after the victory over WBC Raiffeisen Wels in Game 2. The Turkish side won 100:81 as Mire Chatman collected 34 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. WBC Raiffeisen Wels won the first game over Besiktas JK 74:69, however the latter advanced with 169:155 after two games.
The Turkish team realized the importance of the game and started to played better from the very beginning. The hosts opened the game with 26:15 after the opening quarter and added 23-20 before the break. Besiktas enjoyed 49:35 at the halftime and had necessary advantage to advance. In the third period the hosts produced 26-19 to take even more comfortable lead. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) opened the last period for the guests and Flecer made a lay-up for the hosts. The Austrian team managed to win the last period 27-25 but failed in the game. Cevher Ozer (206-F/C-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) with a three brought the victory and three digits for the home side.
Lonny Baxter (203-C-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) followed Mire Chatman with 20 points and Cevher Ozer added 13. Jason Conley was responsible for 24 points in the losing case. Trenton Meacham (188-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Illinois) delivered 17 points for Austrian WBC Raiffeisen Wels.

Besiktas: Mire Chatman 34+8 rebs+9 asts, Lonny Baxter 20, Cevher Ozer 13
WBC Raiffeisen Wels: Jason Conley 24, Trenton Meacham 17


Goran Nikolic lands in Mersin - by Eurobasket News
Mersin got to a slow start in the TBL and decided to strengthen the roster. They acquired veteran centre Goran Nikolic (205-C-76, agency: Beo Basket). The Montenegrin player tipped off the previous season in Panionios Athens. He averaged 2.8 points per game in the Greek league. Goran Nikolic moved to AEL Limassol in February. He notched 9.4 points and 3.4 boards per game in the EuroChallenge. Goran Nikolic used to play in Turkey. He donned Efes Pilsen jersey in 2003/05 seasons.


TBL: Ryan Toolson of Karsiyaka is the leading scorer after 2 rounds - by Eurobasket News
After two rounds in TBL, Ryan Toolson (193-G-85, college: Utah Valley St.) of Karsiyaka is the leading scorer of the competition with 25 ppg. In Round 1 his team celebrated against Bornova and Toolson led it with 18 points. This week-end, the 24-year old American drained 32 points in tiny road loss against Oyak Renault.
Lorenzo Gordon (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma City) of Aliaga is currently the second scorer of TBL with 24 ppg. This week-end he had 27 pts. Stefan Jackson (196-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP) of Darussafaka is third scorer after two rounds with 23 ppg. However, he played only in Round 1.
Jermareo Davidson (208-F-84, college: Alabama) of Darussafaka is currently the leading rebounder of the competition. In two games he grabbed impressive 26 rebounds (13 ppg). Leon Williams (203-F/C-86, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Ohio) of Erdemir and Joshua Heytvelt (211-F-86, college: Gonzaga) of Oyak Renault follow him with 9.5 rpg.
Hakan Koseoglu (188-G-81, agency: Court Side) is the leading player in assists. The Erdemir point guard dished out 8.5 ppg. Darius Washington (188-G-85, college: Memphis) of Galatasaray had and Cuneyt Erden (185-G-77) of Kepez had 7 apg each.
Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) of Besiktas is currently the leading 'stealer' of TBL with 4 spg. Joshua Shipp (196-G/F-86, college: UCLA) of Bornova has 3.5 spg and Erdogan of Oyak Renault 3 spg.



Points
1. Ryan Toolson, Karsiyaka 25.0
2. Lorenzo Gordon, Aliaga 24.0
3. Stefan Jackson, Darussaf. 23.0
4. Joshua Shipp, Bornova 21.5
5. James, Mersin 20.0

Rebounds
1. Jermareo Davidson, Darussaf. 13.0
2. Leon Williams, Erdemir 9.5
3. Joshua Heytvelt, Oyak R. 9.5
4. Lorenzo Gordon, Aliaga 9.0
5. Buckman, Kepez Bld 9.0

Assists
1. Hakan Koseoglu, Erdemir 8.5
2. Darius Washington, Galatasa. 7.0
3. Cuneyt Erden, Kepez Bld 7.0
4. Adams, Oyak R. 7.0
5. Nalga, Galatasaray 6.0

Steals
1. Mire Chatman, Besiktas 4.0
2. Joshua Shipp, Bornova 3.5
3. Erdogan, Oyak R. 3.0
4. Turetken, Kepez Bld 3.0
5. Holston, Karsiyaka 3.0



TBL: Efes Pilsen, Fenerbahce Ulker and Besiktas on top with 2-0 - by Eurobasket News
Erdemir - Fener.Ulker 93-101
Fenerbahce Ulker cruised past Eredemir on the road joining Efes Pilsen and Besiktas on top with 2-0. Emir Preldzic (206-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) was totally the best player in this victory with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Omer Onan (194-G-78) and Tarence Kinsey were behind him with 15 points each. Leon Williams shined for Erdemir (0-2) colelcting 30 points and 13 boards.

Besiktas - Antalya 88-64
Besiktas stays perfect thanks to great plays by Brad Newley (199-G-85) and Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA). Newley came up in this game with 21 points and 6 rebounds, while Chatman added 15 pts and 5 assists. Aaron Jackson collected 18 points and 7 rebounds for Antalya (1-1).

Oyak Renault - Karsiyaka 87-85
Oyak Renault escaped with tiny 87-85 against Karsiyaka and both teams have 1-1 record now. Jovan Adams (183-G-85, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: UNLV) shined for the hosts with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Ryan Toolson (193-G-85, college: Utah Valley St.) had another great performance for his team draining 32 points (8 triples).

Bornova - Tofas 75-74
First win for Bornova and first defeat for Tofas this season. Albert Brown (201-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Okaloosa-Walton CC) came up with 21, Joshua Shipp (196-G/F-86, college: UCLA) had 18, while Ivan Koljevic helped the winners with 14 pts. Tofas got 14 points from Lamar Butler.

Aliaga - Darussafaka 82-75
Both squads failed in Round 1, but Aliaga was the team who celebrated this week-end mostly owing to 27 points and 14 rebounds by Lorenzo Gordon (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma City). Fahri Kaan Uner (88) was second scorer of the team with 13 pts. On the other side, Darussafaka got 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists from Jermareo Davidson.

Efes Pilsen - Banvit 71-61
Efes Pilsen jumped to perfect 2-0 after 71-61 win against Banvit. Preston Shumpert (198-G-79, college: Syracuse) led the Turkish powerhouse with 18 points. Marvis Thornton (194-G-77, college: St.John's) added 11 pts, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. In Banvit (l-1), Lance Williams collected 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Kepez Bld - Galatasaray 74-63
Kepez closed Round 2 with fantastic home win against Galatasaray, so both teams now have 1-1 record now. Cuneyt Erden (185-G-77) stepped up for the hosts with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Ersin Gorkem (195-F-77) followed him with 16 pts. In Galata, Simas Jasaitis had 18 points and 8 boards.

T.Telekom - Mersin 90-78
Turk Telecom got 21 points and 6 rebounds from Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy), 13 pts from Serkan Erdogan (190-G-78, agency: 1x1 Sports), while Andre Owens and Demond Mallet added 11 pts each. Richard Frahm responded with 23 pts in defeat. Both teams failed in Round 1.


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


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Jerome COLEMAN
  BC Odessa
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Coleman, BC Odessa24.7 
 2. Fraser, Hoverla23.0 
 3. Fraser, Hoverla23.0 
 4. Fraser, Hoverla23.0 
 5. El-Amin, Budivelnyk22.8 
 6. Fraser, Hoverla21.7 
 7. Fraser, Hoverla21.7 
 8. McClintock, Mykolaiv18.3 
 9. Tiggs, Fe.18.2 
 10. Morton, DniproAz.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Hoverla
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Fraser, Hoverla12.5 
 2. Fraser, Hoverla12.5 
 3. Fraser, Hoverla12.5 
 4. Thomas, Fe.12.2 
 5. Fraser, Hoverla11.7 
 6. Fraser, Hoverla11.7 
 7. Rizvic, Azovmash9.0 
 8. Rizvic, Azovmash9.0 
 9. Rizvic, Azovmash9.0 
 10. Rizvic, Azovma.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Darrel MITCHELL
  Khimik
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Mitchell, Khimik8.3 
 2. Hill, BC Odessa5.0 
 3. Antonijevic, Kryvba.4.3 
 4. Crowe, Dnipro4.3 
 5. El-Amin, Budivelnyk4.3 
 6. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.0 
 7. Annenkov, Kryvbasb.4.0 
 8. Shaposhnikov, Ferro.3.6 
 9. Lebedev, Dnipro3.5 
 10. Goliakhov, DniproAz.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Hasan RIZVIC
  Azovmash
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Rizvic, Azovmash9.0 
 2. Goliakhov, DniproAzot8.0 
 3. Goliakhov, DniproAzot5.0 
 4. Goliakhov, DniproAzot5.0 
 5. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.3 
 6. Lukashov, BC Kyiv4.0 
 7. Tiggs, Fe.4.0 
 8. Crowe, Dnipro3.8 
 9. Goliakhov, DniproAzot3.7 
 10. Shemosyuk, Puls.3.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Edgars JEROMANOVS
  Mykolaiv
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Jeromanovs, Mykol.3.5 
 2. DeGroat, BC Odessa2.7 
 3. Goliakhov, DniproAzot2.5 
 4. Myagki, DniproAzot2.5 
 5. Myagki, DniproAzot2.5 
 6. Goliakhov, DniproAzot2.5 
 7. Goliakhov, DniproAzot2.3 
 8. Goliakhov, DniproAzot2.3 
 9. Canak, Gryfony2.2 
 10. Tiggs,.2.2 


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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Team of the Week #5 - by Andy Webb
The fifth week of BBL action, in both the League and Cup competitions, has seen some exciting results, and the Team of the Week this week is led by Jelson Homes DMU Riders guard Tack Minor (180-G-84, college: LSU). After being challenged to respond in the appropriate fashion to a disappointing fourth weekend in the season, the Riders beat the Worthing Thunder away from home on Saturday evening 101-106. Minor earned his third appearance in the Team of the Week this season with a double-double of 36 points and 10 assists. He also shot an impressive 8/10 from the field and 6/9 from behind the three point line.

This week's other guard comes from the Marshall MK Lions, as EJ Harrison continues to dominate. He bagged 24 points on 11/13 field goal shooting, and 100% from the charity stripe in the Marshall MK Lions win over the Airwaves Plymouth Raiders on Saturday.

This week's forward spots go to Sheffield Sharks' Tafari Toney and his former team mate at the Newcastle Eagles, Charles Smith. Toney put up impressive numbers of 17 points and 15 rebounds as he continues to play hard to make an impact in the league with his second appearance so far this season. Smith meanwhile, helped his Eagles side to 99-72 victory over newcomers Essex Pirates on Sunday evening. The BBL veteran scored 24 points on 7/9 field goal shooting, in just over 20 minutes of action.

This week's star Centre was the Everton Tigers' Dzaflo Larkai. The GB squad member showed his class in the Tigers' 84-83 win over the Worcester Wolves with a massive double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.


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  VENEZUELA   


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
East
 1. Tiburones 11-1 
 2. Gatos 6-6 
 3. Espartanos 6-6 
 4. Estudiantes 4-8 
West
 1. Graneros 8-4 
 2. Cent.Apure 7-5 
 3. Lanc.Cojedes 5-7 
 4. Duros 2-10 




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Women News

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE - Women  


Standings
Adriatic L. Standings
 1. Merkur Celje 4-0 
 2. Gospic 4-0 
 3. Ragusa 2-1 
 4. Jedinstvo 2-1 
 5. Sibenik 2-2 
 6. Vojvodina 1-2 
 7. Medvescak 1-2 
 8. Buducnost 0-0 
 9. M.Kraj. BL 0-3 


Stats Leaders
IWBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.Ivezic, Gospic 22,0
2.Baric, Merkur 20,7
3.Mazic, Medvescak 20,3
4.Thomas, Gospic 20,0
5.Ilijev, AJM 19,3
Hadzovic, Jedinstvo 19,3
7.Tavic, Merkur 16,7
Kure, AJM 16,7
9.Cakic, Sibenik 16,5
10.Trebec, KrGora 15,3
Rebounds Per Game
1.Popovic, Sibenik 12,0
2.Tratsiak, KrGora 11,3
3.Demirovic, Rag. 11,0
4.Mazic, Medvescak 10,0
5.Bura, Sibenik 9,0
6.Anic, Ragusa 8,7
7.Hughes, Merkur 8,0
8.Graham, Jedinstvo 7,0
9.Ostojic, Vojvodina 6,7
Meznaric, Medvescak 6,7
Assists Per Game
1.Krnjetin, Vojvodina 5,0
2.Jelavic, Gospic 4,7
3.Stupar, Vojvodina 4,3
Cuncic, Medvescak
5.Cakic, Sibenik 4,0
6.Anic, Ragusa 3,7
Zakula, MlKrajisnik 3,7
8.Cacic, Medvescak 3,5
9.Jurse, KrGora 3,3
Baric, Merkur 3,3
3.Ivezic, Gos 5,0
Jelavic, Gos 5,0
5.Hadzovic, Jed 4,5
Cuncic, Med 4,5
7.Anic, Rag 4,0
Jurse, KrG 4,0
9.Tavic, Mer 3,5
Zakula, MlK 3,5
Steals Per Game
1.Stupar, Vojvodina 4,0
2.Ostojic, Vojvodina 3,0
3.Krnjetin, Vojvodina 2,7
Anic, Ragusa 2,7
Hadzovic, Jedinstvo 2,7
Peric, Medvescak 2,7
7.Jelavic, Gospic 2,3
Zakula, Jedinstvo 2,3
Mazic, Medvescak 2,3
Hughes, Merkur 2,3
Augustine, Gos 2,5
Blocks Per Game
1.Tratsiak, KrGora 3,7
2.Ivankovic, Sibenik 2,7
3.Je.Karakasevic, Voj 1,7
4.Hughes, Merkur 1,0
Graham, Jedinstvo 1,0
Popovic, Sibenik 1,0
7.Benic, Ragusa 0,7
Badanjak, Medvesc 0,7
9.Cakic, Sibenik 0,5
Turcinovic, Merkur 0,5


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  ARGENTINA - Women  


Argentina punch FIBA Americas U18 Championship ticket - by Eurobasket News
Argentina U17 - Colombia U17 60:37
Argentina became the first team to qualify at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship from the South America. They overcame Colombia for the fourth straight win at the U17 South American Championship in Chile. Argentina continued to share the top spot in the ladder with Brazil after the win. Colombia on the other hand slipped at 0-5 record.
Argentina made it look easy in the opening frame as they reeled off to a 14-point advantage. They limited Colombia to just 4 points in the second quarter taking a 21-point lead at the interval. Colombia stopped the bleeding in the third period and tried to equally match every basket from their opponents. The teams traded buckets throughout the rest of the encounter and Argentina celebrated a comfortable win at the end.
Natasha Spiatta (92) fired 12 points to lead the charge. Melisa Gretter (92) contributed 10 points in the victory. Ana Garcia responded with 11 points for Colombia. Diana Realpe had 6 points in defeat. Argentina is scheduled to take on Chile in the next round. Colombia will look for the initial win at the tournament when they face Paraguay on the final day of the competition.

Argentina: Natasha Spiatta 12, Melisa Gretter 10, Florencia Llorente 8
Colombia: Ana Garcia 11, Diana Realpe 6



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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendigo S.
  (166-G-75)
  Avg: 26.4
 1. Harrower, Bendi.26.4 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.24.5 
 3. Marino, Adelaide21.6 
 4. Lewis, Townsville F.20.5 
 5. Tolo, Canberra C.18.0 
 6. Bibby, Canberra C.18.0 
 7. Cambage, Bulle.18.0 
 8. Penaluna, Bulleen B.16.4 
 9. Hurst, Canberra C.16.4 
 10. Foley, Adelai.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aneka KERR
  Townsville F.
  (183-F-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Kerr, Townsville F.11.0 
 2. Tolo, Canberra C.9.2 
 3. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.9.0 
 4. Woosnam, Adelaide8.8 
 5. Campbell, Perth L.7.6 
 6. Penaluna, Bulleen B.7.6 
 7. Zavacz, Bulleen B.7.4 
 8. Francis, Adelaide7.4 
 9. Cambage, Bulle.7.2 
 10. Nash, Dandenong.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sharin MILNER
  Bulleen B.
  (162-G-80)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Milner, Bulleen B.5.3 
 2. Mahony, Dandenon.5.0 
 3. Woosnam, Adelaide5.0 
 4. Hurst, Canberra C.4.8 
 5. Butler, Sydney UF4.8 
 6. O''Hea, Bulleen B.4.8 
 7. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.5 
 8. Veal, Logan T.4.4 
 9. Harrower, Bendi.3.6 
 10. Marino, Adelai.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Sharin MILNER
  Bulleen B.
  (162-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Milner, Bulleen B.2.5 
 2. Lewis, Townsville F.2.5 
 3. Malpass, Perth L.2.4 
 4. Hurst, Canberra C.2.2 
 5. Veal, Logan T.2.0 
 6. Smith, Townsville F.2.0 
 7. Foley, Adelaide2.0 
 8. Porter, Sydney UF1.8 
 9. Taylor, AIS1.8 
 10. Batkovic-B., Sydney.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marianna TOLO
  Canberra C.
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Tolo, Canberra C.2.4 
 2. Lewis, Townsville F.2.0 
 3. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.8 
 4. Starks, Perth L.1.4 
 5. Dydek, Logan T.1.4 
 6. Afeaki, Sydney UF1.2 
 7. Harrower, Bendi.1.0 
 8. Aubry, Bendigo S.1.0 
 9. Smith, Sydney UF1.0 
 10. Graham, Logan.1.0 


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  BRAZIL - Women  


Brazil account for Ecuador to stay unbeaten - by Eurobasket News
Brazil U17 - Ecuador U17 67:57

Brazil extended their impressive winning streak at the U17 South American Championship. They posted the fourth straight win overcoming Ecuador yesterday. The victory meant Brazil clinched the spot at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. Damiris Dantas do Amaral (92) tallied 18 points and 18 rebounds to lead Brazil to the win. Ecuador fell at 2-3 record and remained with vague chances of making it to the U18 tournament next year.
Brazil and Ecuador looked well matched in the starting frame. Brazil however managed to eke out a narrow 15:14 lead after ten minutes. Ecuador quickly erased the deficit in the second period and gained a 4-point advantage at halftime. Brazil shook off sloppiness in the third period but could not surge in front. Ecuador looked sharp as they entered the final stanza up by 2 points. But things changed drastically in the fourth quarter. Brazil poured in 27 points and Ecuador simply had no answer for the onslaught. Aruzha Michaski delivered 15 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for the winners. Jennifer Sirtoli finished with 9 points and 14 caroms in the victory. Maria Mora and Yoselyn Escalante responded with 21 points each for Ecuador.

Brazil: Damiris Dantas do Amaral 18+18 boards, Aruzha Michaski 15, Jennifer Sirtoli 9
Ecuador: Maria Mora 21, Yoselyn Escalante 21



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  CHILE - Women  


Chile one step away from FIBA Americas U18 Championship - by Eurobasket News
Chile U17 - Paraguay U17 74:68

Chile claimed a crucial win over Paraguay at the U17 South American Championship. The hosts of the tournament improved at 3-1 record and closed on to the third available ticket to the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Chile outgunned Paraguay to improve at 3-1 record in the third spot in the table. Paraguay slipped at 1-3. Javiera Morales (176-F-92) came up with 21 points to lead the home team.
Chile dominated right from the start as they built a 6-point lead at the first break. Paraguay tried hard to stay in the contest and they did not allow the hosts to clear off in the second stanza. Paraguay were down by just 5 points at halftime. The teams traded baskets throughout the third frame however Chile managed to take an 8-point lead into the fourth term. Paraguay cut the deficit but came up short at the end. Fernanda Serrano (173-G-92) knocked down 18 points for Chile. Rocio Dieguez netted 10 points in the winning case. Maria Caraves answered with 27 points and 15 boards for Paraguay. Astrid Huttemann tallied 21 points and 9 boards in defeat.

Chile: Javiera Morales 21, Fernanda Serrano 18, Rocio Dieguez 10
Paraguay: Maria Caraves 27+15 boards, Astrid Huttemann 21



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  COLOMBIA - Women  


Argentina punch FIBA Americas U18 Championship ticket - by Eurobasket News
Argentina U17 - Colombia U17 60:37
Argentina became the first team to qualify at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship from the South America. They overcame Colombia for the fourth straight win at the U17 South American Championship in Chile. Argentina continued to share the top spot in the ladder with Brazil after the win. Colombia on the other hand slipped at 0-5 record.
Argentina made it look easy in the opening frame as they reeled off to a 14-point advantage. They limited Colombia to just 4 points in the second quarter taking a 21-point lead at the interval. Colombia stopped the bleeding in the third period and tried to equally match every basket from their opponents. The teams traded buckets throughout the rest of the encounter and Argentina celebrated a comfortable win at the end.
Natasha Spiatta (92) fired 12 points to lead the charge. Melisa Gretter (92) contributed 10 points in the victory. Ana Garcia responded with 11 points for Colombia. Diana Realpe had 6 points in defeat. Argentina is scheduled to take on Chile in the next round. Colombia will look for the initial win at the tournament when they face Paraguay on the final day of the competition.

Argentina: Natasha Spiatta 12, Melisa Gretter 10, Florencia Llorente 8
Colombia: Ana Garcia 11, Diana Realpe 6



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  CYPRUS - Women  


Standings - women
A1 Standings
 1. AEL 0-0 
 2. Achilleas 0-0 
 3. Keravnos 0-0 
 4. Anagennises 0-0 
 5. Etha 0-0 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Veronika VLKOVA
  Valosun Brno
  (175-G/F-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Vlkova, Valosun .19.0 
 2. Misurova, Trutnov19.0 
 3. Sipova, Slovanka.18.7 
 4. Reisingerova, Strako.17.8 
 5. Brantlova, Karlovy .16.8 
 6. Zrustova, Valosun .16.4 
 7. Maltsi, USK Praha16.4 
 8. Horakova, Frisco S.16.0 
 9. Viteckova, Frisco S.15.8 
 10. Vetrovcova, Karl.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Kulichova, Frisco S.11.4 
 2. Reisingerova, Strako.11.3 
 3. Horakova, Hradec K.9.4 
 4. Hartigova, Trutnov9.3 
 5. Vetrovcova, Karlov.9.0 
 6. Zrustova, Valosun .7.4 
 7. Stepanova, VS Praha7.3 
 8. Tamane, USK Praha7.1 
 9. Sipova, Slovanka.6.6 
 10. Krizova, Valosu.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Zuzana ZIRKOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (175-F/G-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zirkova, Frisco Sika6.0 
 2. Horakova, Frisco S.3.9 
 3. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.9 
 4. Maltsi, USK Praha2.9 
 5. Bednarova, USK P.2.9 
 6. Viteckova, Frisco S.2.8 
 7. Emmelova, VS Praha2.6 
 8. Brantlova, Karlovy .2.6 
 9. Giacintova, Valosu.2.4 
 10. Borecka, Karlov.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Hana HORAKOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (182-F/G-79)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Horakova, Frisco S.3.9 
 2. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.9 
 3. Vetrovcova, Karlov.3.1 
 4. Brantlova, Karlovy .3.0 
 5. Sipova, Slovanka.3.0 
 6. Wallace, BA Sparta3.0 
 7. Borecka, Karlovy .2.5 
 8. DeHaven, Karlovy .2.5 
 9. Pospisilova, Slovan.2.5 
 10. Johnova, Strakoni.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kulichova, Frisco S.2.5 
 2. Kraayveld, USK P.2.0 
 3. Tamane, USK Praha1.5 
 4. Hartigova, Trutnov1.1 
 5. Novakova, Hradec K.1.1 
 6. Vetrovcova, Karlov.1.0 
 7. Bonner, Frisco Sika1.0 
 8. Reisingerova, Strako.1.0 
 9. Horakova, Hradec K.0.9 
 10. McWilliams, Frisco.0.8 


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  ECUADOR - Women  


Brazil account for Ecuador to stay unbeaten - by Eurobasket News
Brazil U17 - Ecuador U17 67:57

Brazil extended their impressive winning streak at the U17 South American Championship. They posted the fourth straight win overcoming Ecuador yesterday. The victory meant Brazil clinched the spot at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. Damiris Dantas do Amaral (92) tallied 18 points and 18 rebounds to lead Brazil to the win. Ecuador fell at 2-3 record and remained with vague chances of making it to the U18 tournament next year.
Brazil and Ecuador looked well matched in the starting frame. Brazil however managed to eke out a narrow 15:14 lead after ten minutes. Ecuador quickly erased the deficit in the second period and gained a 4-point advantage at halftime. Brazil shook off sloppiness in the third period but could not surge in front. Ecuador looked sharp as they entered the final stanza up by 2 points. But things changed drastically in the fourth quarter. Brazil poured in 27 points and Ecuador simply had no answer for the onslaught. Aruzha Michaski delivered 15 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for the winners. Jennifer Sirtoli finished with 9 points and 14 caroms in the victory. Maria Mora and Yoselyn Escalante responded with 21 points each for Ecuador.

Brazil: Damiris Dantas do Amaral 18+18 boards, Aruzha Michaski 15, Jennifer Sirtoli 9
Ecuador: Maria Mora 21, Yoselyn Escalante 21



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  FINLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Rene HAYNES
  FoA
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 26
 1. Haynes, FoA26.0 
 2. Jones, PeKa23.3 
 3. Lee, PeKa22.0 
 4. Marlow, S-Hameen.19.6 
 5. Johnson, HoNsU19.0 
 6. Rinta, Espoo Team18.8 
 7. Robinson, Huima18.8 
 8. Solovyeva, Catz17.8 
 9. Freeman, S-Hameen.16.0 
 10. Muse, Hui.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Monet JOHNSON
  HoNsU
  (180-F-87)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Johnson, HoNsU14.6 
 2. Haynes, Espoo Team13.3 
 3. Robinson, Huima13.0 
 4. Freeman, S-Hameen.12.6 
 5. Jones, PeKa10.5 
 6. Jahilo, FoA10.2 
 7. Laaksonen, Espoo T.10.0 
 8. Green, PeKa9.2 
 9. Lee, PeKa9.0 
 10. Nyman, Pe.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Danyelle SNELGRO
  HoNsU
  (165-G-87)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Snelgro, HoNsU4.4 
 2. Robinson, Huima3.6 
 3. Haynes, Espoo Team3.3 
 4. Pekkarinen, Huima3.0 
 5. Reshetko, Catz2.8 
 6. Green, PeKa2.8 
 7. Rinta, Espoo Team2.8 
 8. Kesanen, Catz2.8 
 9. Lee, PeKa2.4 
 10. Vare, Espoo Te.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Niina LAAKSONEN
  Espoo Team
  (185-F/C-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Laaksonen, Espoo T.5.0 
 2. Snelgro, HoNsU4.2 
 3. Jahilo, FoA4.0 
 4. Rinta, Espoo Team3.8 
 5. Lind, FoA3.8 
 6. Kesanen, Catz3.6 
 7. Green, PeKa3.4 
 8. Leinonen, FoA3.4 
 9. Johnson, HoNsU3.4 
 10. Robinson, Hui.3.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Michaela MOUA
  Espoo Team
  (182-F/C-76)
  Avg: 3
 1. Moua, Espoo Team3.0 
 2. Kesanen, Catz2.8 
 3. Lee, PeKa2.6 
 4. Vapamaa, S-Hameen.2.6 
 5. Kesanen, S-Hameen.2.4 
 6. Reshetko, Catz2.3 
 7. Johnson, HoNsU2.0 
 8. Laaksonen, Espoo T.2.0 
 9. Jones, PeKa2.0 
 10. Jahilo, F.1.8 


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  FRANCE - Women  


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lindsay TAYLOR
  Nantes
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Taylor, Nantes20.8 
 2. Houston, Tarbes18.4 
 3. Anderson, Villeneuve17.8 
 4. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.17.8 
 5. Williams, Mondeville16.4 
 6. Eldebrink, Tarbes16.0 
 7. Gomis, Arras14.8 
 8. Krawczyk, Lattes M.14.8 
 9. Berezhynska, Monde.14.2 
 10. Reghaissia, Land.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.2 
 2. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.8.8 
 3. Ndongue, Bourges8.6 
 4. Bonnan, Mondeville8.5 
 5. Dijon, Lattes M.8.5 
 6. Amant, Arras8.4 
 7. Taylor, Nantes8.4 
 8. Neaves, Calais8.0 
 9. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.7.8 
 10. Humphrey, Cala.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.8 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville6.0 
 3. Lepron, Tarbes5.2 
 4. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.8 
 5. Mitchell, Arras4.0 
 6. Arrondo, Tarbes3.8 
 7. Das Neves, Aix-en-P.3.8 
 8. Manic, Bourges3.6 
 9. Sene, Mondeville3.5 
 10. Metcalf, Toulou.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Virginie BREMONT
  Armentieres
  (178-G-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bremont, Armentie.3.5 
 2. Gomis, Arras3.2 
 3. Mitchell, Arras3.0 
 4. Kaltsidou, Bourges2.6 
 5. Aubert, Mondeville2.5 
 6. Palie, Aix-en-Prov.2.3 
 7. Luptakova, Challes2.3 
 8. Metcalf, Toulouse2.2 
 9. Galliou, Bourges2.0 
 10. Duval, Armentier.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Leah METCALF
  Toulouse
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Metcalf, Toulouse1.6 
 2. Nnindjem, Toulouse1.4 
 3. Davis, Limoges1.0 
 4. Davis, Limoges1.0 
 5. Ayissi, Armentieres0.8 
 6. Williams, Mondeville0.6 
 7. Hermouet, Toulouse0.6 
 8. Micaletto, Armentie.0.6 
 9. Cousseins, Calais0.6 
 10. Maurice, Toulou.0.6 


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  GERMANY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Leipzig
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Guzman, Leipzig22.6 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB20.6 
 3. Bar, Saarlouis20.4 
 4. Zaidi, Wolfenbuettel19.0 
 5. Davidson, Marburg18.8 
 6. Wilson, Donau-Ries18.2 
 7. Bender, Halle17.6 
 8. Danckert, Donau.17.4 
 9. O''Rourke, Herner17.4 
 10. Paunovic, Freibu.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sarah WILSON
  Donau-Ries
  (190-F-86)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Wilson, Donau-Ries12.6 
 2. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.0 
 3. Danckert, Donau.9.4 
 4. Thompson, Rhein MB8.8 
 5. Bar, Saarlouis8.4 
 6. Tracey, Freiburg8.4 
 7. Damm, Halle8.4 
 8. Glaser, Opladen8.0 
 9. Triggs, Marburg7.8 
 10. Greunke, Rhein7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Rego, Halle5.6 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis4.6 
 3. Davidson, Marburg3.8 
 4. Greunke, Rhein MB3.6 
 5. Reese, Donau-Ries3.2 
 6. Paunovic, Freiburg3.0 
 7. Pop, Wasserburg3.0 
 8. Schnitzler, Rhein M.3.0 
 9. Skuballa, Marburg2.8 
 10. Tajkov, Leipz.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tamara TATHAM
  Wasserburg
  (187-F-85)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Tatham, Wasserburg4.3 
 2. Guzman, Leipzig4.2 
 3. Bar, Saarlouis4.2 
 4. Rego, Halle3.8 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg3.2 
 6. Bejtic, Halle3.0 
 7. Pop, Wasserburg3.0 
 8. Smith, Saarlouis2.5 
 9. Kuhn, Wasserburg2.5 
 10. Brugman, Saarlou.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherida TRIGGS
  Marburg
  (185-F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Triggs, Marburg1.6 
 2. Homolova, Leipzig1.5 
 3. Diaz, Leipzig1.4 
 4. Tracey, Freiburg1.2 
 5. Danckert, Donau.1.0 
 6. Parker, Herner1.0 
 7. Bar, Saarlouis1.0 
 8. Pierce, Rhein MB1.0 
 9. Glaser, Opladen1.0 
 10. Smith, Saarlou.1.0 


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  HUNGARY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Hajnalka SZLIMAK
  BSE
  (182-F-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Szlimak, BSE7.0 
 2. Takacs, Bajai NKK6.5 
 3. Czank, Vasas-Csata4.8 
 4. Csicsai, BEAC4.7 
 5. Balint, Atomeromu4.6 
 6. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs4.3 
 7. Fejes, Vasas-Csata4.0 
 8. Szepsi, Bajai NKK4.0 
 9. Kovalcsik, Vasas-Cs.4.0 
 10. Iva, Szeg.3.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emese KOVALCSIK
  Vasas-Csata
  (190-C-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kovalcsik, Vasas-Cs.3.3 
 2. Takacs, Bajai NKK3.0 
 3. Sipaviciute, Szeged3.0 
 4. Fejes, Vasas-Csata3.0 
 5. Csicsai, BEAC2.3 
 6. Zherzherunov., Sze.2.2 
 7. Licina, Cegledi EKK2.0 
 8. Varhalmy, BEAC2.0 
 9. Licskai, MKB E.1.8 
 10. Cazac, Atomero.1.8 
Assists Per Game
 Csilla DARIDA
  Szolnok
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Darida, Szolnok3.0 
 2. Laczi, Szeged1.5 
 3. Lakloth, Vasas-Cs.1.3 
 4. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs1.3 
 5. Zherzherunov., Sze.1.2 
 6. Furesz, SEAT L.1.2 
 7. Djelmis, SEAT L.1.0 
 8. Takacs, Bajai NKK1.0 
 9. Zsovar, BSE1.0 
 10. Rubold, Szoln.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Diana TAKACS
  Bajai NKK
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Takacs, Bajai NKK3.5 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs1.8 
 3. Djelmis, SEAT L.1.5 
 4. Zherzherunov., Sze.1.3 
 5. Vida, SEAT L.1.2 
 6. Laczi, Szeged1.2 
 7. Simon, BSE1.0 
 8. Kuhn, Bajai NKK1.0 
 9. Csicsai, BEAC1.0 
 10. Vajda, MiZo Pe.0.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Reka FEJES
  Vasas-Csata
  (186-F-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Fejes, Vasas-Csata1.8 
 2. Szondy, Vasas-Csata0.5 
 3. Ievtushenko, Atome.0.4 
 4. Cazac, Atomeromu0.3 
 5. Szamosi, BEAC0.3 
 6. Zele, Szolnok0.3 
 7. Simon, BSE0.3 
 8. Lakloth, Vasas-Cs.0.3 
 9. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.3 
 10. Zherzherunov., S.0.2 


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  ISRAEL - Women  


Standings (W)
D1 Standings
 1. Electra Ramat 2-0 
 2. Ramat Hen 2-0 
 3. Elizur Ramla 2-0 
 4. Elizur Holon 2-0 
 5. Elizur Netanya 1-1 
 6. Raanana Her. 1-1 
 7. M.Tel Kabir 0-2 
 8. Jerusalem 0-2 
 9. Hapoel T-A 0-2 
 10. M.Ashdod 0-2 


D1 Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Hapoel T-A - Elizur Holon 79-87
Elizur Holon prevailed against Hapoel Tel Aviv as Rashanda McCants (185-G/F, college: N.Carolina) exploded with 38 points and 10 rebounds. Tamara Ransburg delivered 20 points, 17 boards and 6 assists in the victory. Natasa Ivancevic answered with 24 points and 12 boards for Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem - Elizur Ramla 65-81
Elizur Ramla tamed Jerusalem on the road. Ashley Paris (191-F-87, college: Oklahoma) stepped up with 26 points and 11 boards in the win. Deanna Jackson delivered 23 points and 11 boards for Ramla. Danielle Page netted 21 points and collected 11 rebounds in the second straight loss for Jerusalem.

M.Ashdod - Electra Ramat 73-76
The defending champions Electra Ramat recorded the second win in a row as they overwhelmed Maccabi Ashdod. Ambrosia Anderson (186-F-84, college: BYU) stepped up with 20 points, 8 boards and 6 steals Sheri Lynette Sam contributed 18 points for the winners. Ashley Walker responded with 22 points, 9 boards and 3 assists for Ashdod.

Raanana Her. - Elizur Netanya 84-88
Elizur Netanya posted the first win in the season as they held off Hertzeliya on the road. Naomi Kolodny (171-G-82) scored 20 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 4 assists for the visitors. Liad Suez Karno added 19 points, 12 boards and 5 assists for Netanya. Hertzeliya responded with game-high 32 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds from Cristi Toliber.

M.Tel Kabir - Ramat Hen 83-88
Ramat Hen posted the second straight win as they rolled past Maccani Tel Kabir away from home. Michal Epstain (180-F-81, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Boston U.) tallied 23 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for the winning side. Carrem Gay contributed 18 points and 12 boards for Ramat Hen.



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  ITALY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Tamecka DIXON
  GMA Napoli
  (176-G-75)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Dixon, GMA Napoli27.5 
 2. Dixon, GMA Napoli27.5 
 3. Machanguana, Bracco G.22.0 
 4. Robert, Faenza21.7 
 5. Robert, Faenza21.7 
 6. Macchi, Familia Schio21.0 
 7. Basko, Umana Reyer21.0 
 8. Brunson, Taranto18.7 
 9. Pascalau, Priolo17.0 
 10. Newton, Umberti.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Geraldine ROBERT
  Faenza
  (184-F-80)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robert, Faenza10.3 
 2. Robert, Faenza10.3 
 3. Screen, Basket P.10.3 
 4. Ajanovic, Basket P.10.0 
 5. Willis, Livorno8.7 
 6. Brunson, Taranto8.7 
 7. Jokic, Umana Reyer8.3 
 8. Rejchova, Vomero N.7.7 
 9. Smith, Comense7.5 
 10. Machanguana, Bracco.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kathy WAMBE
  Taranto
  (173-G-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Wambe, Taranto5.0 
 2. Ballardini, Umana R.3.7 
 3. Eric, Vomero NA3.3 
 4. Machanguana, Bracco G.3.3 
 5. Pinto, Faenza3.3 
 6. Pinto, Faenza3.3 
 7. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.2.7 
 8. Arturi, Bracco Geas2.3 
 9. Modica, Faenza2.3 
 10. Modica, Faen.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tamecka DIXON
  GMA Napoli
  (176-G-75)
  Avg: 6
 1. Dixon, GMA Napoli6.0 
 2. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.6.0 
 3. Pinto, Faenza6.0 
 4. Dixon, GMA Napoli6.0 
 5. Pinto, Faenza6.0 
 6. Robert, Faenza5.3 
 7. Robert, Faenza5.3 
 8. Fazio, Comense5.0 
 9. Eric, Vomero NA5.0 
 10. Carpreaux, Livor.4.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksandra PRYSTUPA
  Faenza
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Prystupa, Faenza2.3 
 2. Prystupa, Faenza2.3 
 3. Walker, GMA Napoli1.7 
 4. Walker, GMA Napoli1.7 
 5. Mosby, Bracco Geas1.3 
 6. Van Malderen, GMA N.1.0 
 7. Smith, Comense1.0 
 8. Ajanovic, Basket P.1.0 
 9. Ngoyisa, Familia .1.0 
 10. Van Malderen, GMA.1.0 


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  NCAA1 - Women  


Maya Moore, UConn team are top preseason vote-getters among Big East coaches - by Eurobasket News
Connecticut forward Maya Moore (6'0''-F-89), the Big East's top player the last two seasons, was the coaches' choice as the league's preseason player of the year on Thursday.

Her UConn team also was voted most likely to win its fourth straight conference championship.

'It's great to be considered as one of the best in the league,' Moore said. 'I'm just lucky to have really good teammates around me and that makes me that much better.'

Moore, The Associated Press player of the year last season, averaged 19.3 points and 8.9 rebounds to guide Connecticut to a 39-0 record and sixth national championship. She was joined as a unanimous selection on the all-conference team by UConn teammate Tina Charles.

Led by its two stars, the Huskies were a unanimous choice among the league's coaches to win again. Notre Dame, with its entire team back, was chosen to finish second in the preseason poll. Irish freshman Skylar Diggins was picked as the preseason rookie of the year.

'It just means there are very high expectations for us,' Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. 'This is a very tough league to win in especially on the road.'

DePaul and Louisville were tied for third in the poll. Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Georgetown round out the top half of the league. West Virginia was ninth, followed by Marquette, South Florida, St. John's, Villanova, Seton Hall, Providence and Cincinnati.

The Bearcats are led by first-year head coach Jamelle Elliott, who spent the last 12 years as an assistant at Connecticut under coach Geno Auriemma.

'It's something I've wanted to do for a while,' Elliott said. 'I was used to making suggestions before but now I get to make the decisions. I've had a really good role model and mentor who has helped me prepare over the last 16 years of my life.'

For the second straight year, all 16 teams will make the postseason tournament.

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer, who was enshrined in the National Basketball Hall of Fame this summer, missed the media day due to the death of her sister-in-law. DePaul coach Doug Bruno also missed the day because his father passed away this week.

Marquette's Angel Robinson joined Moore and Charles as the only other unanimous selection to the 12-person all-conference team.

The others on the team were Ashley Barlow and Lindsay Schrader of Notre Dame, Keisha Hampton and Deirdre Naughton of DePaul, Tiffany Hayes of Connecticut, Nicole Michael of Syracuse, Liz Repella of West Virginia, Kahla Roudebush of Cincinnati, and Da'Shena Stevens of St. John's.


Courtesy of www.chicagotribune.com


Butler ruptures Achilles tendon - by Eurobasket News
Florida's Amanda Butler will spend part of this season coaching on crutches.

Butler, who led the Gators to the NCAA tournament last season in her third season, ruptured her left Achilles' tendon playing flag football Saturday. She had surgery Monday.

Butler, a four-year starter at Florida between 1990 and 1994, was the first woman in college basketball to play wearing a clear, protective face mask. She donned the mask in February 1993 following a badly broken nose, so assistant coach Susie Gardner said pacing the sideline in a protective boot and on crutches won't be too much of a distraction for Butler.

It could be awkward, though.

'She really needs to work on her ability to move on crutches,' Gardner said. 'She needs some coaching there, because she's not very mobile. Her voice is still strong. She is still the dominating voice in the gym. She can do that sitting or standing or lying down, whatever she's going to be doing.'

Gardner joked that Butler's biggest challenge might be finding a way for the boot to match her wardrobe.

'She's going to have to figure out which pretty right shoe to wear because her left foot is going to be in a boot, and I think that will distract her from her wardrobe,' Gardner said. 'That's very, very important to her.'


Courtesy of www.floridatoday.com


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  NIGERIA - Women  


First Deepwater BC ends First Bank 7-year invisibility - by Olusegun Ikuesan
....As NBBF president appeal for more corporate body support

First Bank Basketball Club late Sunday retained the Zenith Bank League a title they have won back-to-back since the inception of the league five years ago. But unlike the past seasons where they won all 27 matches including the final match of the league, they were beaten on the final day of the 2009 season by new comers First Deepwater Club.

The match ended 80-72 at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. The loss did not change the top position as the Bankers had won their first two meets in Kaduna and Asaba this year.

First Deepwater scored the first point, won the first quarter 24-13 and led all through the match. Ijeoma Uchendu of First Deepwater who was cut from the Madagascar 2009 team was the highest scorer with 20 points while her team mate Magdalene Ukato hit 19 points while team captain Patricia Chukwuma added 15 points to complete the defeat of First Bank for the first time in seven years. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the competition Funmilayo Ojelabi of First Bank shot 16 points with 4 assists.

Other awardees include Esther Igben of Delta Force basketball club of Asaba who emerged as the league best rebounder, Blessing Emmanuel of AHIP basketball club of Kano won the highest scorer award while Ogor Bolum of Delta Force basketball club was adjudged as the league best three point shooter. All award winners went home with a trophy and the sum of N15, 000 for their efforts.


Both teams got the two tickets to the 2009 African Club Championship Zone-III qualifiers billed for Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. First Bank got the sum of N750, 000 for their efforts while First Deepwater got N500, 000.

Dolphin basketball club left the National Stadium in Lagos as the third best team of the competition. The Dolphins were followed by Sunshine Angels of Akure. Plateau Rocks of Jos were named winners of the Fair Play award and were rewarded with the sum of N100, 000.

The Managing Director of Zenith Bank Jim Ovia, who was represented at the closing events by the AGM/Head Corporate Communications Timeyin Ejoor, told the players that the bank will continue to stand by them. We are always happy to see you perform like this. Our goal is to ensure that young girls like you make the best out of life especially in your youthful days. When we look around this place and from what has taken place at the different stages we know it is Zenith Bank money well spent, Ejoor said.

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President Tijjani Umar appealed to Zenith Bank and other partners of the Federation to identify fully with them.

We appreciate your support but we would like all of you on the table (sponsors and friends of basketball) to ride fully on board with us. That is the only way we can get perfection, Umar said.

The Managing Director of Multichoice Nigeria, Joseph Hunda whose company sponsors the mens Dstv League was the Special Guest of Honour. The Lagos Liaisons Officer of the Sports Ministry Tayo Oreweme represented the Sports Minister.



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  PARAGUAY - Women  


Chile one step away from FIBA Americas U18 Championship - by Eurobasket News
Chile U17 - Paraguay U17 74:68

Chile claimed a crucial win over Paraguay at the U17 South American Championship. The hosts of the tournament improved at 3-1 record and closed on to the third available ticket to the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Chile outgunned Paraguay to improve at 3-1 record in the third spot in the table. Paraguay slipped at 1-3. Javiera Morales (176-F-92) came up with 21 points to lead the home team.
Chile dominated right from the start as they built a 6-point lead at the first break. Paraguay tried hard to stay in the contest and they did not allow the hosts to clear off in the second stanza. Paraguay were down by just 5 points at halftime. The teams traded baskets throughout the third frame however Chile managed to take an 8-point lead into the fourth term. Paraguay cut the deficit but came up short at the end. Fernanda Serrano (173-G-92) knocked down 18 points for Chile. Rocio Dieguez netted 10 points in the winning case. Maria Caraves answered with 27 points and 15 boards for Paraguay. Astrid Huttemann tallied 21 points and 9 boards in defeat.

Chile: Javiera Morales 21, Fernanda Serrano 18, Rocio Dieguez 10
Paraguay: Maria Caraves 27+15 boards, Astrid Huttemann 21



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  POLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - PLKK
Points Per Game
 Ashley SHIELDS
  PTS Lider
  (178-G-85)
  Avg: 26
 1. Shields, PTS Lider26.0 
 2. Thomas, Artego B.20.9 
 3. Christon, Lotos G.20.5 
 4. Gladden, Energa T.18.9 
 5. Kobryn, TS Wi.18.0 
 6. Walich, Super-Pol17.5 
 7. Crisman, Artego B.16.3 
 8. Mieloszynska, CCC P.15.7 
 9. Denson, Odra Brzeg15.0 
 10. Skobel, Inea.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lori CRISMAN
  Artego Bydg.
  (186-C/F-82)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Crisman, Artego B.12.6 
 2. Burse, TS Wi.10.0 
 3. Carter, CCC P.9.5 
 4. Denson, Odra Brzeg8.8 
 5. Piekarska, Gorzow8.4 
 6. Vargas-S., MUKS P.8.3 
 7. Ukoh, Odra Brzeg8.2 
 8. Kobryn, TS Wi.8.0 
 9. Gahan, PTS Lider8.0 
 10. Leciejewska, Lotos.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Liron COHEN
  TS Wisla Can-Pak
  (173-G-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Cohen, TS Wi.5.3 
 2. Pawlak, Lotos G.5.0 
 3. Gajda, Energa Torun4.6 
 4. Boddie, Utex Row4.0 
 5. Richards, Gorzow4.0 
 6. Bortelova, CCC P.3.7 
 7. Makowska, LKS S.3.6 
 8. Shields, PTS Lider3.5 
 9. Gladden, Energa T.3.4 
 10. Drzewinska, Sup.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Natalia MALASZEWSKA
  Odra Brzeg
  (178-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7