EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/12/2009

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  ABA   


ABA preseason games results - by Gianni Pascucci
Over the past weekent, the The San Diego Surf won 112-94 against the Riverside Rainmakers in their first home pre-season game at the Joan Kroc Arena. Michael McNair (6'3''-G-77, college: N.Arizona) was the best performer with 31 pys, 5 of which were crowd-energizing 3pt shots. Christopher Agnes (6'4''-G-85, college: Morehouse) added 26 and Brian Hills (6'5''-G/F-79, college: Alaska-Anch.) 15 at the winning side, Kimarley Williams (6'2''-G) led the Rainmakers with 21 points and Leon Flaherty (6'4''-G/F-85, college: La Sierra) added 18. In another game played during the weekend, the Maryland Marvels defeated the EBA's Virginia Mustangs, 92-84 in their third pre-season game. 'Under the adverse conditions of traveling and the venue in which the game was played, our team pulled together and pulled out a victory,' stated Marvels' head coach, Ron Moore . 'The Mustangs were competitive for us.We were down as many as 11 points, but were able to get into our flow and pulled out the 8 point win. Every player was able to contribute and I look forward to the game on the 14th to see how the team responds.' The Marvels will play its fourth and final pre-season game on November 14th at 5pm and the season opener on Sunday, November 29th at 5pm. Both games will be played the Maryland Marvels' home gym, Severn School, 201 Water Steet, Severna Park, MD. Another succesful game was the 117-115 victory of the North Texas Fresh over the Texas Chaparrals. Everything starts with controlling the tempo on both ends of the court. We didnt do that early but we did when we needed to, stated Fresh Owner/CEO Jay Bowdy . If our guys play like we did in spurts the full 48 minutes, then look for us to be tough to beat this year. During the 1st quarter of the contest, the Fresh had no answer to the Chaparrals 3 point strikes; which put the Fresh down as much at 13 in the 1st quarter. A couple of LaShon Sheffield (6'1''-G-84, college: Tarleton St.) 3 point baskets and a few tough inside scores by Robert Taylor pulled the game back in single digits for the Fresh. With all the guys we have this year, were definitely going to be a great defending team, stated Assistant Coach/GM Aaron Evans . Though Josh Washington (6'3''-G-83, college: Texas A&M - C.C.), Brandon Perry (6'2''-G, college: Albany), and Lewis Lee (5'6''-G) gave the team a boost offensively, Ralph Johnson gave the biggest boost off the bench sparking a 12-3 run early in the 1st half. Jonathan Young (6'3''-G-84, college: Schreiner) put the finishing defensive touches in the 4th quarter with a late insertion into the game by Bowdy with less than: 29 seconds remaining and up by 2. The Fresh ended the game with no player scoring more than 20 points and 6 in double figures. Definitely not bad for a preseason game !

Standings
ABA Standings
NoCal Div.
 1. Sacramento H. 0-0 
 2. Seaside SK 0-0 
 3. Central Valley 0-0 
 4. Chico Rage 0-0 
 5. Clayton 0-0 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 0-0 
 2. Columbus Crush 0-0 
 3. Akron-Canton 0-0 
 4. Pittsburgh P. 0-0 
 5. Lake Michigan 0-0 
 6. Youngstown S. 0-0 
 7. Kansas City S. 0-0 
 8. Cleveland R. 0-0 
 9. G.Rapids F. 0-0 
 10. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
Northeast Div.
 1. Jersey Expr. 0-0 
 2. Maryland M. 0-0 
 3. NY Red Riders 0-0 
 4. NY Thunder 0-0 
 5. Tri-City Suns 0-0 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Spokane Sunz 0-0 
 2. Yakima 0-0 
 3. Portland S. 0-0 
 4. Washington-F. 0-0 
 5. Seattle M. 0-0 
SoCal Div.
 1. San Diego S. 0-0 
 2. California BB 0-0 
 3. LA Slam 0-0 
 4. Compton C. 0-0 
 5. Riverside R. 0-0 
 6. Honolulu 0-0 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky B. 0-0 
 2. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
 3. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 4. St.Louis S. 0-0 
 5. Kentucky S. 0-0 
Southeast Div.
 1. Atlanta V. 0-0 
 2. Bahama PS 0-0 
 3. Music City Stars 0-0 
 4. Mississippi B. 0-0 
 5. Ga PROWL 0-0 
 6. Columbus Life 0-0 
 7. Charlotte 0-0 
 8. Carolina Kings 0-0 
 9. Florida Th. 0-0 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas G. 0-0 
 2. N.Texas F. 0-0 
 3. Texas Fuel 0-0 
 4. SE Texas M. 0-0 
 5. W.Texas W. 0-0 
 6. Houston T. 0-0 


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Cibona on stryke? - by Milan Jovanovic
After having been awaiting for their payments for a long time, players of Cibona decided to perform radical actions if money doesn't arrive untill the weekend.
Captain Rozic said they are not to comment anything before the important Euroleague game vs Zalgiris, the one where Cibona has to win their first points of the season after the abysmall 0-3 opening, but it's highly likely players are not to travel to Sraajevo for Bosna game if nothing happens in the next 2 days.
Sad story in Croatian champ kamp, threatenning to influence the whole competition.


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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Bragado
  (202-C/F-78)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Miller, Bragado21.8 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional21.2 
 3. Ceruti, San M.19.5 
 4. Pardal, Bragado18.7 
 5. Ghirardi, Firmat S.17.5 
 6. Spalla, Club 917.5 
 7. Tomatis, Alma Juniors17.3 
 8. Wilkerson, Ciclista17.0 
 9. Melo, Independ.N.17.0 
 10. Fabio, Obera16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  San Mart.C.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Truscott, San M.11.8 
 2. Frey, A.Italiana9.0 
 3. Ford, Belgrano SN8.3 
 4. Wilkerson, Ciclista8.0 
 5. Benjamin, San M.8.0 
 6. Clayton, Firmat SF7.8 
 7. Fabio, Obera TC7.5 
 8. Segura, Club 97.5 
 9. Espinoza, Argentino7.3 
 10. Dentis, El Nacion.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Olmedo, Bragado5.8 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.5 
 3. Palacios, Firmat S.3.3 
 4. Spalla, Club 93.0 
 5. Gandoy, Belgrano SN2.8 
 6. Bendel, Independ.N.2.5 
 7. Gornatti, A.Italiana2.5 
 8. Luchino, San M.2.4 
 9. Perez, El Nacional2.4 
 10. Eiguren, Firmat2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alexis ELSENER
  El Nacional
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Elsener, El Nacional3.6 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.5 
 3. Sanchez, A.Italiana2.3 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.2.0 
 5. Castets, Obera TC2.0 
 6. Barlasina, San M.2.0 
 7. Fernandez, Alma J.2.0 
 8. Pollio, Bragado2.0 
 9. Luchino, San M.2.0 
 10. Castelli, Independ.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Joseph WILLIAMS
  Independ.T.
  (201-C-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Williams, Independ.T.2.5 
 2. Williams, Independ.N.1.5 
 3. Clayton, Firmat SF1.3 
 4. Giorgi, Obera TC1.0 
 5. Cavagna, Alma J.1.0 
 6. Ford, Belgrano SN1.0 
 7. Orellano, Firmat S.1.0 
 8. Noguera, Belgrano.1.0 
 9. Espinoza, Argentino1.0 
 10. Rizzo, Obera0.8 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Adam Ballinger takes weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Adam Ballinger (205-F-79, college: Michigan St.) has become the second Adelaide 36er in as many weeks to take out the National Basketball Leagues Player of the Week award, after being named the recipient of the award for Round Seven.

Ballinger follows in the footsteps of Sixers teammate John Gilchrist, who was recently named the weekly award winner for Round Six.

Balls scored a round-high 36 points and added 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block to carry the 36ers to a thrilling 80-77 victory over the Gold Coast Blaze on Saturday night on the Brett Maher Court at the Distinctive Homes Dome. His 36-point haul was the second-highest individual tally for the season, behind only Corey Homicide Williams 37 on 16 October for Townsville.

Ballinger went 15-of-24 from the field, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the three-point line, as he racked up 21 points by halftime. He also scored nine of his teams 18 final quarter points as the 36ers fought back from an eight-point deficit at the final change to record the win.

Perths Shawn Redhage was another leading contender for the weekly honour. The Wildcats forward scored 22 points and added nine rebounds as his team remained perfect at home with a 94-74 victory over pre-season favourites New Zealand at Challenge Stadium on Sunday.

Wollongong pair Tywain McKee and Cameron Tragardh were also both top prospects for Player of the Week in Round Seven.

Tragardh averaged 18.0 points and 5.3 rebounds and McKee 17.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists over their teams gruelling three games, finishing the week with a 2-1 record.

Cairns Taipans star Dusty Rychart also was in contention, having scored 16 points and added 13 rebounds and five assists for the Taipans in their 89-78 home victory over Wollongong on Friday night.

Other leading contenders for the NBL Player of the Week in Round Seven included Mark Worthington (Melbourne), Julien Skip Mills (Cairns), Erron Maxey (Gold Coast), Adam Gibson (Gold Coast), Stephen Weigh (Perth), John Gilchrist (Adelaide) and Luke Schenscher (Perth).




NBL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2009/10


Round 1 CJ Bruton (New Zealand)
Round 2 Rich Melzer (Cairns)
Round 3 Corey Williams (Townsville)
Round 4 Corey Williams (Townsville)
Round 5 Mark Worthington (Melbourne)
Round 6 John Gilchrist (Adelaide)
Round 7 Adam Ballinger (Adelaide)



Courtesy of the NBL (www.nbl.com.au)



Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Hawks 7-3 
 2. Perth 6-2 
 3. 36ers 5-4 
 4. Crocodiles 5-5 
 5. Breakers 4-5 
 6. Blaze 4-6 
 7. Taipans 4-7 
 8. Tigers 3-6 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 22
 1. Penney, Breakers22.0 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles20.8 
 3. McKee, Hawks20.0 
 4. Worthington, Tig.18.3 
 5. Williams, Crocodiles18.2 
 6. Bruton, Breakers18.1 
 7. Ballinger, 36ers18.1 
 8. Maxey, Blaze18.0 
 9. Redhage, Perth17.9 
 10. Gilchrist, 36e.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Holmes, 36ers8.6 
 2. Worthington, Tig.8.1 
 3. Rychart, Taipans8.1 
 4. Rickert, Breakers7.6 
 5. Maxey, Blaze7.6 
 6. Williams, Crocodiles7.3 
 7. Gilchrist, 36ers7.0 
 8. Davidson, Hawks7.0 
 9. Redhage, Perth6.9 
 10. Roberts, Crocodil.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Racing
  (200-F-74)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Williams, Crocodiles6.8 
 2. Gilchrist, 36ers4.7 
 3. Bruton, Breakers4.3 
 4. McKee, Hawks4.2 
 5. Ubaka, Blaze4.0 
 6. Penney, Breakers4.0 
 7. Saville, Hawks3.9 
 8. Gibson, Blaze3.6 
 9. Henare, Breakers3.3 
 10. Martin, Per.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Hawks
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. McKee, Hawks1.8 
 2. Jones, Taipans1.7 
 3. Saville, Hawks1.7 
 4. Robbins, Perth1.6 
 5. Worthington, Tig.1.4 
 6. Martin, Perth1.4 
 7. Abercrombie, Break.1.2 
 8. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.2 
 9. Bruton, Breakers1.1 
 10. Boucher, Breake.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Mark WORTHINGTON
  Tigers
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Worthington, Tig.1.1 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles1.0 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles1.0 
 4. Maxey, Blaze1.0 
 5. Rickert, Breakers0.8 
 6. Penney, Breakers0.7 
 7. McKee, Hawks0.6 
 8. Bruton, Breakers0.6 
 9. Rychart, Taipans0.6 
 10. Lisch, Per.0.5 


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  BAHRAIN   


Standings
Premier League Standings
 1. Al Ahli 4-0 
 2. Muharraq 3-0 
 3. Al Hala 3-1 
 4. Sitra 3-1 
 5. Al Manama 2-1 
 6. Al Ittihad 1-2 
 7. Issa Town 1-3 
 8. Nuwaidrat 1-3 
 9. Al Najma 0-3 
 10. Bahrain Club 0-4 


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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


BIBL, Round 2: Gaz Metan and Beograd keep the perfect score - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Rabotnicki - Lovcen 102-108 OT
Lovcen grabbed the first victory in BIBL and it was an overtime win against the FYR Macedonian champion on the road. Nikola Ivanovic (199-F-89) led the Montenegrin squad with 34 points. Aleksa Popovic (201-G/F-87) had 20 and Damjan Kandic added 16 pts. Dimitar Mirakovski was on fire for the hosts scoring 42 pts (9 triples). Gjorgji Cekovski followed him with 27 pts and 11 rebs. Both teams are on 1-1 in Group A.

Gaz Metan - Cherno More 85-68
Gaz Metan destroyed Cherno More becoming the only perfect team after 2 rounds in Group A. Jarrett Howell (188-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Texas Arlington) once again was a key player in victory scoring 24 points. Ivan Zigeranovic (212-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 16 pts and grabbed 6 boards, while Deven Mitchell added 15 pts and 11 boards. In Cherno More (1-1), Eric Webb collected 21 pts, 5 rebs and 6 assists.

Rilski Sportist - Metalac
The game is scheduled for December 9.

Group B
Beograd - Levski 103-100 OT
Second win for Beograd, who becomes the only unbeaten team in Group B after two appearances. It was a 103-100 overtime win for the hosts, who got 28 points and 5 rebounds from Nikola Lepojevic (199-F-82). Dragan Kruscic (198-F-86) scored 24, Dragan Mitrovic had 20 and Branko Andzic added 16 pts, plus 7 rebs. Donald Cole shined in loss draining 28 points.

Steaua Turabo - Feni Indistrija 64-70
Feni Indistrija grabbed valuable 64-70 road win in Bucharest as it was the game between two teams who failed in Round 1. Dusan Knezevic (207-C-80, agency: BeoExcell) led the hosts with double-double, 13 points and 12 rebounds, while James Life (194-G-83, college: Massachusetts), Vlado Popovic and Bojan Trajkovski also scored 13 pts each. In Steaua, Monty Mack responded with 23 points and 7 boards.

Spartak P. - Mornar Bar 77-60
Spartak Pleven celebrated comfortable 77-60 win against Mornar Bar, thus both teams are on 1-1 now in Group B. Rob Preston (207-F/C-82, college: Akron) stepped up for the hosts with 18, Joseph Kennerly (204-C/F-84, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Cent.Oklahoma) had 17 pts and 10 boards, while Veselin Georgiev helped with 11 pts. In the loosing squad, Milos Durisic collected 22 pts and 6 rebs.


Standings
BIBL Standings
Group A
 1. Gaz Metan 2-0 
 2. Cherno More 1-1 
 3. Lovcen 1-1 
 4. Rabotnicki 1-1 
 5. Metalac 0-1 
 6. Rilski Sport 0-1 
Group B
 1. Beograd 2-0 
 2. Mornar Bar 1-1 
 3. Levski 1-1 
 4. Spartak P. 1-1 
 5. Feni Indistrija 1-1 
 6. Steaua Turabo 0-2 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVICIUS
  Techasas
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.22.7 
 2. Tagamets, Valga W.22.5 
 3. Gailius, Siauliai21.2 
 4. Kieza, Suduva21.0 
 5. Moore, Tallinna Kalev21.0 
 6. Pokla, TTU K.19.7 
 7. Pridotkas, Rudupis19.5 
 8. Osins, Keizarmezs19.0 
 9. Covington, Tallin.18.7 
 10. Keerles, Kalev/.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Kieza, Suduva10.5 
 2. Bojic, Kalev/Cramo10.0 
 3. McNaull, Norrkoping10.0 
 4. Watson, Zalgiris9.8 
 5. Kojenets, Liepaja8.8 
 6. Toome, TTU K.8.7 
 7. Ringmets, Tallin.8.7 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock8.3 
 9. Pokla, TTU K.8.3 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kenneth GRANT
  Norrkoping
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Grant, Norrkoping7.5 
 2. Gervin, Norrkoping6.5 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.8 
 4. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo5.6 
 5. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.5.5 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Aisci.5.5 
 7. Ezerskis, Techasas5.3 
 8. Gecevicius, Lietuv.4.7 
 9. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.4.5 
 10. Kalnietis, Zalgir.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.4.5 
 2. Osins, Keizarmezs3.7 
 3. Bitinas, Neptunas3.5 
 4. Petraitis, Siauliai3.0 
 5. Cizikas, Suduva3.0 
 6. Ayuba, Norrkoping3.0 
 7. Moore, Tallinna Kalev2.7 
 8. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.7 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping2.5 
 10. Watson, Zalgir.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  Perlas
  (210-C-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Valanciunas, Perlas3.0 
 2. Kieza, Suduva3.0 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas2.7 
 4. Baynes, Lietuvos.2.5 
 5. Toome, TTU K.2.3 
 6. Saks, TTU K.2.0 
 7. Begic, Zalgiris1.8 
 8. Cresnar, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.5 
 10. Tatarunas, Alytus.1.5 


Standings - Men
BBL Standings
Elite Division
 1. Zalgiris 7-0 
 2. Siauliai 4-2 
 3. Ventspils 4-3 
 4. Lietuvos Rytas 3-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 2-3 
 6. TU/Rock 2-4 
 7. Valmiera 1-3 
 8. VEF Riga 1-3 
 9. Nevezis 1-4 
 10. Liepaja 1-4 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Norrkoping 2-0 
 2. Techasas 2-1 
 3. Sakalai 1-1 
 4. Valga Welg 1-3 
 5. Juventus 0-1 
Group B
 1. Aisciai 2-0 
 2. Tallinna Kalev 2-1 
 3. Perlas 1-1 
 4. Alytus Alita 1-1 
 5. Zemgale 0-3 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 2-0 
 2. TTU KK 2-1 
 3. Neptunas 1-1 
 4. Suduva 1-1 
 5. Keizarmezs 0-3 


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  BELGIUM   


D1 Injury Report - by Peter Buyse
Trevor Huffman (187-G-79, college: Kent St.) played hardly one half during his return this past saturday in Gent. He suffered the same hamstring injury which had kept him off the active roster for weeks.
Oostende has now reported that their point guard will be out another 4 to 6 weeks and that they are looking for a suitable replacement.

Okapi Aalstar is also struck with another injury, Pablo Gonzales (191-G-78, college: Sacramento St.) suffered a back injury and will be off the court for around 3 months.
Kris Sergeant (193-G/F-78) however should return to the active roster soon.


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  BOSNIA   


Bailey changed his opinion! - by Nedzad Kladusak
Despite he has been officially announced as the new PG Bryan Bailey informed the management of KK Bosna that he won t
come to Sarajevo. After consultations with his family he decided that Sarajevo is not the right playe for him and that it will better for him to wait
for another offers. Sports director Bukva couldn t hide his deception as Bailey has already proved his qualities.
It seems that Bosna learned from previous experiences with american players and has an alternative. According to several sources the new player is from the Balkans and
has already played successfully in the Adriatic league.


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  CROATIA   


Cibona on stryke? - by Milan Jovanovic
After having been awaiting for their payments for a long time, players of Cibona decided to perform radical actions if money doesn't arrive untill the weekend.
Captain Rozic said they are not to comment anything before the important Euroleague game vs Zalgiris, the one where Cibona has to win their first points of the season after the abysmall 0-3 opening, but it's highly likely players are not to travel to Sraajevo for Bosna game if nothing happens in the next 2 days.
Sad story in Croatian champ kamp, threatenning to influence the whole competition.


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 12-0 
 2. BK Decin 10-2 
 3. BK Prostejov 10-2 
 4. Novy Jicin 9-3 
 5. BK Pardubice 6-5 
 6. BK B&W Opava 5-7 
 7. BC Kolin 5-7 
 8. Basketbol Brno 5-7 
 9. Podebrady 4-8 
 10. USK Praha 3-9 
 11. NH Ostrava 2-10 
 12. Vysehrad 0-11 


Levell Sanders helps Novy Jicin Topple Prostejov 66-64 - by Surujh Roopnarine
Despite being down double digits in the first half, Mlekarna Miltra Novy Jicin, last seasons second place finishers, climbed their way back and pulled off the 66-64 victory over the home team BK Prostejov. The hosts jumped on the visitors early, as Eugene Lawrence (184-G-86, college: St.John's) helped pace Prostejov to a 19-9 first quarter lead. However in the second quarter Novy Jicin gained their composure and with a last second three from Levell sanders pulled within two at 33-31 heading into halftime. The game went back and forth in the third and for most of the fourth quarters, until an 8-0 run late in the quarter put the home squad up 61-56 with 3:31 remaining. Unfortunately for Prostejov, Jaroslav Prasil was called for a flagrant foul on a drive by Levell Sanders (189-G-75, college: Seton Hall) and after hitting the ensuing free-throws, Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) connected on a shot followed by a big-time three point basket from Sanders. In a dramatic finish, Sanders had a chance to ice the game for the visitors but missed two at the line. However, due to a lane violation by Prostejov, Sanders had a third chance and connected putting Nov Jicn up 66-64 with seconds remaining. A jump shot from Eugene Lawrence was short at the buzzer and Nov Jicn escaped with the hard fought victory. Lawrence led Prostejov with a team high 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Levell Sanders was the games high scorer with 20 points for Novy Jicin. With the loss, Prostejov falls to 10-2 on the season while Novy Jicin rebounded from a disappointing Sunday loss at Nymburk and is now 9-3.
NOVY JICIN: Levell Sanders (20pt), David Steffel (13pt+15rb), Corey Muirhead (17pt+6rb+5to), Dusan Pandula (9pt+8rb)
PROSTEJOV: Eugene Lawrence (14pt+10rb+6as+6to), Ales Chan (12pt+5rb), Kyle Landry (8pt+7rb), Andrius Slezas (8pt+5rb)



Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. McKay, USK P.24.5 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.17.3 
 3. Jones, BC Kolin17.2 
 4. Smith, BC Kolin16.7 
 5. Hatcher, BK Decin16.6 
 6. Chan, BK Prostejov16.3 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.16.2 
 8. Stec, BK B&W O.15.9 
 9. Stria, Podebrady15.7 
 10. Hampton, BK Par.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Ford, USK Praha12.2 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.3 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.8.3 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov7.8 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.5 
 6. Platt, BC Kolin7.0 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava6.9 
 8. Steffel, Novy Jicin6.8 
 9. Houska, BK Decin6.7 
 10. Machac, BC Kol.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.5.4 
 2. Carnecky, BK B&W O.4.5 
 3. Kotas, USK Praha4.3 
 4. Mitchell, NH Os.4.1 
 5. Hatcher, BK Decin4.0 
 6. Jones, BC Kolin3.8 
 7. McKay, USK P.3.8 
 8. Sanders, Novy Jicin3.7 
 9. Wright, BK Pardu.3.4 
 10. Toth, BK Pardubi.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.3.0 
 2. Wright, BK Pardu.2.7 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.2.6 
 4. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.5 
 5. Hanavan, CEZ N.2.4 
 6. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.3 
 7. Sirina, BK B&W O.2.3 
 8. Kotas, USK Praha2.0 
 9. McKay, USK P.2.0 
 10. Kremen, CEZ.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephen CASTLEBERRY
  Podebrady
  (214-C-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Castleberry, Podeb.2.4 
 2. Chan, BK Prostejov2.0 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.1.9 
 4. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.8 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.8 
 6. Walker, Novy Jicin1.5 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava1.5 
 8. Houska, BK Decin1.1 
 9. Dousa, BK B&W O.1.0 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymbu.1.0 


NBL Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
USK Praha - NH Ostrava 95-63
USK Praha cruised past NH Ostrava 95:63 as Tremaine Ford (207-F-86, college: Cal.St. Northridge) and McKay Myles combined 57 points for the hosts. Klimes Martin netted 13 and Kotas Lukas scored 10. Mitchell Mike produced 13 points for the guests.

BC Kolin - BK Decin 80-94
BC Kolin lost to BK Decin 80:94 in the Regular Season Round 12. Lavontay Fenderson (193-F-85, college: Wisc.-Parkside) paced all the winners with 26 points, Alic Admir nailed 16 and Hatcher Wiliam scored 12. Platt Roderick finished the night with 22 points in the losing case.

BK Prostejov - Novy Jicin 64-66
Novy Jicin handed BK Prostejov the second loss in the league as the latter shares second with 10-2 record. The winners got 20 points from Levell Sanders (189-G-75, agency: Stanley International, college: Seton Hall) and Muirhead Corey posted 17. Lawrence Eugene collected 14 points, 10 boards and 6 assists in defeat.

CEZ Nymburk - BK B&W Opava 109-49
CEZ Nymburk destroyed BK B&W Opava 109:49 for 12-0 record on top. Ron Lewis (193-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Ohio St.) paced all the winners with 20 points, Ricci Philip nailed 12 and Pumprla Pavel posted 11. Soska Ondrej chipped in 16 points for the guests and Carnecky Michal poured in 10.

Basketbol Brno - Podebrady 89-79
Reinberger Stepan poured in 21 points as Basketbol Brno rolled over Podebrady 89:79. Boris Meno (203-F-83, college: Davidson) notched 13 points and Vrubl Stepan scored 12. Castleberry Stephen collected massive 24 points and 19 rebounds in the losing case.



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Standings - Basketligaen
Basketligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 9-1 
 2. SISU 8-3 
 3. Bakken 7-3 
 4. Horsholm 6-3 
 5. Naestved 6-4 
 6. Horsens IC 4-5 
 7. Aabyhoj 3-6 
 8. Amager BK 2-7 
 9. Aalborg 2-7 
 10. Randers 1-9 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Mychal KEARSE
  SISU
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Kearse, SISU23.9 
 2. Smith, Svendborg23.8 
 3. Johansen, Naestved23.6 
 4. Johnson, Bakken22.5 
 5. Cavanuagh, Aalborg21.4 
 6. Morris, Aabyhoj21.3 
 7. Miskovic, Randers20.8 
 8. Dennis, Naestved20.1 
 9. Iversen, Svendborg19.1 
 10. Vance, Aalbo.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 13
 1. Christoffers., Bak.13.0 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj11.5 
 3. Miskovic, Randers11.3 
 4. Johansen, Naestved9.6 
 5. Vance, Aalborg9.6 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg9.2 
 7. Cavanuagh, Aalborg8.8 
 8. Kearse, SISU7.6 
 9. Johnson, Horsens IC7.6 
 10. Kalvelis, SI.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Smedley, Randers7.7 
 2. Nielsen, Horsholm5.6 
 3. Bradley, Amager BK5.3 
 4. Jakobsen, Bakken4.9 
 5. Christensen, Amager B.4.8 
 6. Dennis, Naestved4.6 
 7. Rinkevicius, SISU4.6 
 8. Smith, Svendborg4.5 
 9. Darboe, Horsholm4.4 
 10. Iversen, Svendbo.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Darryl PROCTOR
  Bakken
  (193-F-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Proctor, Bakken2.8 
 2. Smith, Svendborg2.6 
 3. Kearse, SISU2.3 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm2.1 
 5. Fall, Horsens IC2.0 
 6. Dennis, Naestved1.9 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken1.9 
 8. Kristiansen, Aalborg1.9 
 9. Madsen, Aabyhoj1.8 
 10. Houguet, Aalbo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Christoffers., Bak.3.4 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj2.7 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.8 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.6 
 5. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.3 
 6. Miskovic, Randers1.3 
 7. Willis, Randers1.2 
 8. Marinkovic, Horsholm1.1 
 9. Seilund, Amager BK1.0 
 10. Kalvelis, SI.1.0 


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Skyforce announces preseason game; Dakota Wizards to host preseason game in Hazelton - by Eurobasket News
The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that they will play a preseason game against the archrival Dakota Wizards at the HMB Public School Gym in Hazelton, N.D. on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. It marks the fifth straight season that the border rivals have faced off in preseason action. The Skyforce defeated the Wizards 103-99 in their lone preseason game last season at Tea Area High School in the first local preseason game in franchise history. Season tickets and 12-ticket flex packs are on sale for the 2009-10 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. The home opener is set for Friday, Nov. 27 against the expansion Maine Red Claws. For more information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.

Meanwhile, the Dakota Wizards announced today that they will play their 2009 preseason game against the rival Sioux Falls Skyforce at the HMB Public School Gym in Hazelton, North Dakota on November 20th at 6:00 pm CST.
'We have had such a great rivalry with Sioux Falls leading up to this 15th season,' said Wizards GM Terri Benson-Holmstrom. 'It's only fitting that we match these two teams up in a preseason game with a lot of intensity to get everyone excited and ready for the regular season.'
The Wizards are able to play one exhibition game each season prior to the regular season. Last year the Wizards traveled to Tea, South Dakota to play Sioux Falls. That game ended with a 103-99 Skyforce victory.
This basketball game is a great opportunity for our school to raise money for student activities without having to do fundraisers. It's not everyday that a professional basketball game is played in a community of about 300 people,' said Richard Bjerklie, HMB athletic director. 'We are blessed with the generosity of the Dakota Wizards and there support to the surrounding communities.'
Tickets for this preseason game are available the night of the game at the door. Cost will be $8 for adults and $5 for students, grades K-12.
The Dakota Wizards open at home against the expansion Maine Red Claws on Saturday, November 28th at 7:00pm. 2009-10 Season Tickets for the Wizards start at only $99. For more information, please visit www.dakotawizards.com or call 701-258-BALL.

Courtesy of the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the Dakota Wizards




66ers team colors to match Oklahoma City Thunder - by Eurobasket News
The Tulsa 66ers announced today that the official team colors will match those of their NBA parent club and ownership, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

'The color change reflects the ties between our team and the Thunder, as well as their commitment to the Tulsa area,' 66ers President Jim Brylewski said. 'The new uniforms and team merchandise are a reminder of the close affiliation with our parent club.'

The team's official website, tulsa66ers.com, will feature a new orientation of the Thunder Blue, Thunder Navy, Thunder Yellow and Thunder Red color combination that will enhance many of the features on the site. The website not only has updated content regarding the 66ers, as the team gets ready to tip off the 2009-10 season, but also ties into many of the great features on the Thunder website at thunder.nba.com.

The new home uniform, will be a white jersey and shorts, with navy piping around the neckline, along with navy three-stripe piping down the sides for each. The 66ers wordmark is highlighted on the front with numbers in the light blue and outlined in red. Road uniforms will be light blue, with orange piping around the neckline, and navy three-stripe piping down each side. Tulsa is featured on the front of the jersey in white lettering with navy trim and the numbers will also be white digits with navy trim. Both home and road uniform shorts will feature the 66ers secondary logo on the left thigh and the Thunder secondary logo on the right thigh.

Courtesy of The Tulsa 66ers


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Bulldogs announce two star players signing - by Gianni Pascucci
The Elmira Bulldogs announced the agreement with Haron Hargrave (6'0''-G-84, agency: GOTathletes, college: Sacramento St.) and Philip Valenti (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Hamilton). Hargrave is a combo guard who comes to the Elmira Bulldogs afer having been a star player in college for NCAA D-1 Sacramento State University out of the Big Sky Conference, where his senior year (2006-2007) he averaged 13.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. Following his stellar senior season Haron Hargrave excepted a invitation and participated in the 2007 training camp of the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. During the 2008-2009 season, he played for the BC Tigru Mures (Romania Div-A) Philip Valenti is a Pittsford, NY native who was the Monroe County High School Player of The Year in 2000-2001 while attending Pittsford Sutherland High School. He was then recruited to play at JUCO national power-house Monroe Community College where he would go on to average 12 points per game as a freshman and 14 points per game his sophomore season while shooting %42 from behind the arc and finished up his college career at Hamilton College, where his senior season (2005-2006) he averaged 11.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 3.0 steals per game while shooting %39 from behind the arc. Valenti played eventually overseas in the IRL Super-league for the Belfast Star and During the 2007-08 season played for the Syracuse Raging Bullz of the American Basketball Association where he averaged 17.4 points per contest with a single game season high of 33 points. To make room for these two new players, the Bulldogs released from their preseason roster Demaija Stewart (6'6''-F-79), Peter Lawal (6'6''-F-86, college: Post) and Telron Spell (6'4''-G/F-82, college: Bridgeport), who will be playing the 2009-2010 season for the Connecticut Stallions, a new EBA expansion franchise

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ExSal defeats UTEC - by Jaime Arevalo
In the last round of Clausura action, ExSal prevailed over UTEC, 90-79 strengthening its fiorst place standing on the table. Veterans Fabio Molina (195-G/F-81) and Miguel Banos (186-F/C-84), with 24 and 17 points, respectively, were the best at the winning side, while Joaquin Morataya (190-F-77) showed his great scoring skills another time more with 27 points for UTEC. Another good performer at the losing side was Miguel Romero (182-G/F-80), with 15.


Standings - Liga Superior
Liga Superior Standings
 1. ExSAL 5-1 
 2. San Marcos 4-2 
 3. UTEC 3-3 
 4. Denver 2-3 
 5. Leones 0-5 


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Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. TTU KK 5-2 
 2. TU/Rock 4-1 
 3. Rakvere 4-1 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 3-2 
 5. Valga Welg 3-2 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 3-3 
 7. Parnu 1-5 
 8. Kuremaa 0-7 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.23.5 
 2. Kurg, Kuremaa21.8 
 3. Reed, Tallinna Kalev20.3 
 4. Veideman, Rakvere19.0 
 5. Toome, TTU K.18.7 
 6. McGee, Kuremaa18.2 
 7. Kriisa, Rakvere18.0 
 8. Tagamets, Valga W.15.6 
 9. Morrison, TU/Rock15.3 
 10. Aab, Valga We.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  TU/Rock
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Morrison, TU/Rock11.8 
 2. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.11.0 
 3. Toome, TTU K.10.7 
 4. Reed, Tallinna Kalev9.7 
 5. Rinkevicius, Valga W.9.5 
 6. Allingu, TU/Rock9.5 
 7. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.9.3 
 8. Tagamets, Valga W.8.8 
 9. Kriisa, Rakvere8.8 
 10. McGee, Kurem.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.8 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock4.5 
 3. Kriisa, Rakvere3.8 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 5. Rannula, Valga Welg3.4 
 6. Saage, Rakvere3.0 
 7. Kikerpill, Valga Welg3.0 
 8. Winston, Kuremaa2.7 
 9. Toome, TTU K.2.5 
 10. Abernethy, TU/Ro.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock4.5 
 2. Allingu, TU/Rock3.0 
 3. McGee, Kuremaa2.8 
 4. Kurg, Kuremaa2.7 
 5. Raap, Parnu2.5 
 6. Saks, TTU K.2.5 
 7. Covington, Tallin.2.3 
 8. Tagamets, Valga W.2.2 
 9. Erm, Parnu2.0 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cra.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.4.0 
 2. Toome, TTU K.2.2 
 3. Rinkevicius, Valga W.2.0 
 4. Hallik, Rakvere1.2 
 5. Raadik, Parnu1.2 
 6. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 7. Allingu, TU/Rock1.0 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock1.0 
 9. Ilver, Tallinna Kalev1.0 
 10. Kitsing, TU/Ro.0.8 


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Round 4: Wednesday's games review - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Regal Barca - ASVEL 76-62
Regal Barca registered nice 76-62 win against ASVEL remaining on top of Group A, together with Montepaschi (4-0). The two teams will meet in the next round in Siena. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for Barca tonight with 16 points. Juan Navarro (192-G-80) delivered one less and Boniface Ndong added 12 pts, plus he grabbed 5 rebounds. Ali Traore shined in ASVEL collecting 20 points and 8 boards. Bobby Dixon was second scorer of the team with 11 pts. French champ became the only winless team in the group.

Cibona - Zalgiris 64-52
Cibona grabbed the first Euroleague win this season. After 3 consecutive defeats, the Croatian champion managed to beat Zalgiris joining it with 1-3 score in Group A. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) led the hosts with 14 points. Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) scored 11, while Luksa Andric and Marin Rozic helped with 10 points each. In the loosing squad, Mirza Begic was better than the others with 14 points. He did not miss any single shot in 24 minutes.

Fener.Ulker - Montepaschi 83-87
Montepaschi continues with great performance this season. The reigning Italian champion grabbed valuable victory in Istanbul jumping to 4-0 in Group A. On the other side, the Turkish representative fell to 2-2. Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson) was a key player for the Italians draining 25 points (5 triples) in 22 minutes. David Hawkins (193-G-82, agency: Buck Andre, college: Temple) had 15 pts and 6 assists, while Henry Domercant added 12 pts. In Fener, Tarence Kinsey collected 20 pts and 5 rebs. Lynn Greer scored 17 and Oguz Savas contributed with 14 pts, 7 rebs and 5 assists.

Group B
Orleans - Unicaja 74-86
Fourth straight win for Unicaja and at the same time fourth loss for Orleans in Group B. Unicaja finally celebrated in ACB this week-end and tonight they just extended the winning streak. Taquan Dean (193-G-83, college: Louisville) was on fire in this road victory scoring 30 points. He made 7 of 12 attempts from behind the arc. Jiri Welsch (201-F-80) had 13 pts, 5 rebs and 5 assists, and Robert Archibald (212-C/F-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Illinois) netted 10. The hosts got double-double from Ludovic Vaty, 15 points and 10 boards. Justin Doellman scored 14 and Ryvon Coville posted 12 pts (7 rebs).

Group C
C.C. Marousi - Caja Laboral 86-103
Caja Laboral cruised past C.C. Marousi in style registering third victory in Group C. The team from Vitoria had couple of players in a game mood with Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) leading the way scoring 17 points and handing out 5 assists. Mirza Teletovic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) and Fernando San Emeterio shined with 16 pts each, while Lior Eliyahu added 12 pts. Konstantinos Kaimakoglou responded with 23 points in defeat. Gordon Lukas and Jared Homan (8 rebs) posted 14 pts each, but their team dropped to 1-3.

CSKA - U.Olimpija 79-69
CSKA recovered from two consecutive Euroleague defeats managing to beat Union Olimpija 79-69. It means that the Russian powerhouse improved to 2-2 in Group C, while the Slovenian champ stays winless. Trajan Langdon (192-G-76, college: Duke) led the hosts with 19 points, and Ramunas Siskauskas (197-G-78) also had very important role netting one point less. Viktor Khryapa and Anton Ponkrashov scored 10 pts each. In Olimpija, Matt Walsh netted 21 points. Saso Ozbolt contributed with 13 and Edin Bavcic scored 11.

Group D
Assec.Prokom - Panathinaikos 65-75
After loss in Madrid, the Greens went to another road game and this time they made it. The reigning Euroleague and Greek champion was too strong for the Polish champ moving up to 3-1 in Group D. Andrew Nicholas (191-G-81, college: Maryland) (7 rebs) and Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) (5 rebs) shined in victory netting 17 points each. Dimitris Diamantidis and Giorgi Sermantini added 8 pts apiece. Asseco Prokom (1-3) got 17 points and 7 boards from Jan-Hendrick Jagla and Daniel Ewing scored one point less. Qyntel Woods contributed with 15 pts and 6 rebs.

EWE Baskets - MMC Real M. 61-104
Fantastic performance by the Spanish giant, who totally destroyed EWE Baskets in Oldenburg 61-104. The Whites jumped to 3-1 joining Panathinaikos on top of Group D, while the German champ fell to 1-3 (same as Prokom). Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) top-scored for the guests with 18, Sergio Llull (190-G-87) had 14, while Novica Velickovic and Rimantas Kaukenas delivered 13 points each. Louis Bullock and Pablo Prigioni scored 10 apiece. In defeat, Je'Kel Foster posted 16 and Rickey Paulding had 14 pts.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  U.Olimpija
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Walsh, U.Olimpija26.7 
 2. Dean, Unicaja22.0 
 3. Salyers, Le Mans21.5 
 4. Pekovic, Panathin.19.0 
 5. Foster, EWE B.18.3 
 6. Kleiza, Olympiakos17.7 
 7. Sato, Montepaschi17.5 
 8. Mickeal, Regal Barca17.5 
 9. Jenkins, ALBA17.3 
 10. Logan, Assec.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Ventspils
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pettway, Ventspils12.5 
 2. Pettway, Ventspils12.5 
 3. Pettway, Ventspils12.5 
 4. Pettway, Ventspils12.5 
 5. Watson, Zalgiris10.5 
 6. Freeland, Unicaja8.8 
 7. Riddick, Charleroi8.5 
 8. Riddick, Charleroi8.5 
 9. Jankunas, Khimky8.0 
 10. Kleiza, Olympiak.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Terrell MCINTYRE
  Montepaschi
  (175-G-77)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. McIntyre, Montepas.7.8 
 2. Popovic, Lietuvos.7.0 
 3. Cook, Unicaja6.8 
 4. Spanoulis, Panath.5.5 
 5. Rubio, Regal Barca5.5 
 6. McCalebb, Partizan5.3 
 7. Khryapa, CSKA5.0 
 8. Papaloukas, Olymp.4.7 
 9. Jaaber, Lottomat.4.7 
 10. Sciarra, Orlea.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Ventspils
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 2. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 3. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 4. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 5. Eidson, Maccabi .3.0 
 6. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.0 
 7. Gordon, Cibona3.0 
 8. Wright, Le Mans2.5 
 9. Lukauskis, AS.2.5 
 10. McIntyre, Montep.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Ventspils
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 2. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 3. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 4. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 5. Fischer, Maccabi .2.3 
 6. Lasme, Maccabi T-A2.0 
 7. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.8 
 8. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.7 
 9. Vranes, Partizan1.7 
 10. Sow, Assec.Prok.1.5 


Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Regal Barca 4-0 
 2. Montepaschi 4-0 
 3. Fener.Ulker 2-2 
 4. Zalgiris 1-3 
 5. Cibona 1-3 
 6. ASVEL 0-4 
Group B
 1. Unicaja 4-0 
 2. Olympiakos 2-1 
 3. Lietuvos Rytas 2-1 
 4. Efes Pilsen 1-2 
 5. Partizan 1-2 
 6. Orleans 0-4 
Group C
 1. Lottomatica 3-0 
 2. Caja Laboral 3-1 
 3. Maccabi T-A 2-1 
 4. CSKA 2-2 
 5. C.C. Marousi 1-3 
 6. U.Olimpija 0-4 
Group D
 1. Panathinaikos 3-1 
 2. Real Madrid 3-1 
 3. Khimky 2-1 
 4. Armani MI 1-2 
 5. Assec.Prokom 1-3 
 6. EWE Baskets 1-3 


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KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto is rolling - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 12: Pyrinto (Tampere) is rolling (11-1). Team's three American players (Damon Williams - Chris Hester - Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Purdue)) scored tonight in Kouvola 59/80 pts and that was too much for Kouvot (9-3). Ville Kaunisto (204-F-82, agency: Rasmussen Services) led hosts with 21 pts and 12 rbs. YMCA Lappeenranta (9-3) defeated Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) by five with six players in double digits. Honka (Espoo) had no difficulties to win at home vs Kauhajoki. Newcomer Corey Belser (200-F-82, college: San Diego) started by scoring 29 pts. FoKoPo (Forssa) had several players aside and visitor Korihait (Uusikaupunki) won by 39 pts! Josh Gonner led Korihait with 27 pts. In Kotka KTP almost crushed Vilpas (Salo), when Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) tallied 34 pts and Pasi Heinonen (194-G-78) added 18 pts.
Kouvot - Pyrinto 75-80 (32-46) (Ville Kaunisto 21/12, Kyle Shiloh 18, Ross Neltner 13 - Kenny Lowe 25, Chris Hester 24, Damon Williams 10).
YMCA LPR - Torpan Pojat 86-81 (46-33) (Jouko Jarvinen 16, Matt Gibson 14, Robert Turner 14 - Eero Lehtinen 18, Tyray Pearson 15/17, Timo Heinonen 15).
Honka - Kauhajoki 101-82 (50-40) (Corey Belser 29, Jukka Matinen 25, Carl Elliott 15 - Anthony Davis 30, Jesse Smith 15/13).

KTP - Vilpas 90-74 (52-34) (Eric Washington 34, Pasi Heinonen 18 - Charlie Burgess 33, Lawrence Hamm 18/12).

FoKoPo - Korihait 63-102 (31-60) (Ashley Champion 29, Durell Vinson 18/13 - Josh Gonner 27, AZ Reid 22/10, Ray Cunningham 12).
1. Division: LoKoKo - BC Nokia 85-54 (39-34) (Deonte Huff 22/10, John Pichon 19/15 - Juho Koskinen 18, Jeremy McCulloch 12).



Korisliiga Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Kouvot - Pyrinto 75-80
Pyrinto celebrated the eleventh win in the season as they outgunned one of their main rivals Kouvot away from home. Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Purdue) came up with 25 points for the visitors. Chris Hester added 24 points for the Tampere outfit. Ville Kaunisto knocked down 21 points and grabbed 12 boards for Kouvot.

LrNMKY - ToPo 86-81
LrNMKY toppled ToPo at home court. Six players scored in double digits to lead balanced effort from the hosts. Jouko Jarvinen (192-G-87) secured 16 points for LrNMKY. Robert Turner and Matthew Gibson added 14 points each in the win. Eero Lehtinen responded with 18 points for ToPo.

FoKoPo - Korihait 63-102
Korihait rolled past FoKoPo on the road. Josh Gonner (188-G-82, college: S.Carolina) fired 27 points to lead the charge. Arizona Reid contributed 22 points and 10 boards in the victory. Ashley Champion responded with 29 points and 8 boards for FoKoPo in defeat.

KTP - Salon Vilpas 90-74
KTP held off Salon Vilpas as Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) exploded with 34 points. Pasi Heinonen added 18 points in the victory. Charlie Burgess responded with 33 points for the Vikings in defeat.

Honka - Karhu 101-82
Corey Belser (200-F-82, college: San Diego) saluted his debut with 29 points helping Honka cruise past Karhu. Jukka Matinen added 25 points for the winners. Anthony Davis answered with 30 points for Karhu in the losing effort.



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


Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. Tarmo 6-0 
 2. Jyvaskyla 5-1 
 3. Lapua 5-1 
 4. Honka 4-2 
 5. LoKoKo 4-3 
 6. JKS 3-3 
 7. Huima 3-3 
 8. BC Nokia 3-4 
 9. Ura Basket 2-4 
 10. Wartti 1-5 
 11. Namika II 1-5 
 12. Kerava ET 0-6 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Favors, JKS27.3 
 2. Haynes, Lapua23.3 
 3. Swanston, Lapua22.5 
 4. Stamper, JKS21.8 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo21.3 
 6. Leggett, Huima19.8 
 7. Jallow, JKS19.7 
 8. Sampay, Huima17.7 
 9. Graham, Tarmo16.8 
 10. Raami, Hon.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Nash, Lapua17.8 
 2. Leggett, Huima12.8 
 3. Pichon, LoKoKo12.3 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET11.7 
 5. Stamper, JKS11.3 
 6. Douglas, Ura Basket11.0 
 7. Jallow, JKS10.7 
 8. Sampay, Huima10.5 
 9. King, Jyvaskyla10.3 
 10. Thomas, LoKo.10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Favors, JKS5.7 
 2. Nikitin, Honka4.3 
 3. Conerly, Tarmo4.0 
 4. Bakradze, Lapua2.8 
 5. Riihela, BC Nokia2.8 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.7 
 7. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 8. Laaksonen, BC Nokia2.5 
 9. Pekkola, Namika II2.3 
 10. Viertola, J.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey CONERLY
  Tarmo
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Conerly, Tarmo3.2 
 2. Stamper, JKS3.0 
 3. Rokala, Ura Basket2.7 
 4. Pekkola, Namika II2.5 
 5. Favors, JKS2.3 
 6. King, Jyvaskyla2.2 
 7. Still, Tarmo2.2 
 8. Thomas, LoKoKo2.0 
 9. Nash, Lapua2.0 
 10. Tejha Mua, Namika.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian LEGGETT
  Huima
  (200-C-86)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Leggett, Huima0.8 
 2. Hassinen, Wartti0.8 
 3. Johansson, Namika I.0.8 
 4. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 5. Maki-Tulokas, Tar.0.7 
 6. McMillion, Lapua0.7 
 7. Forsman, Wartti0.6 
 8. Finell, Wartti0.6 
 9. Siitonen, Tarmo0.6 
 10. Alanen, Namika0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Obie TROTTER
  ToPo
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Trotter, ToPo24.4 
 2. Johnson, LrNM.23.7 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.3 
 4. Hamm, Salon Vilpas22.2 
 5. Washington, KTP21.3 
 6. Turner, LrNM.20.7 
 7. Lowe, Pyrinto20.2 
 8. Elliott, Honka19.5 
 9. Reid, Korihait18.4 
 10. Neltner, Kouv.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lawrence HAMM
  Salon Vilpas
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Hamm, Salon Vilpas12.5 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo11.4 
 3. McDade, KTP11.4 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.8 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot9.8 
 6. Rouse, Namika L.9.4 
 7. Smith, Karhu9.3 
 8. Chones, Kataja9.2 
 9. Kotti, Honka9.0 
 10. Davis, Lr.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Gibson, LrNM.5.0 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti4.0 
 3. Davis, LrNM.4.0 
 4. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.8 
 5. Trotter, ToPo3.6 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto3.4 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait3.3 
 8. Favors, KTP3.2 
 9. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.1 
 10. Gonner, Koriha.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.7 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.3.1 
 3. Davis, LrNM.3.0 
 4. Trotter, ToPo2.6 
 5. Washington, KTP2.3 
 6. Davis, Kataja2.3 
 7. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 8. Elliott, Honka2.1 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto1.8 
 10. Lowe, Pyrin.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 1
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti1.0 
 2. Mulligan, Namika L.1.0 
 3. Huuskonen, Karhu0.8 
 4. Shiloh, Kouvot0.8 
 5. Neltner, Kouvot0.8 
 6. Jones, Karhu0.7 
 7. Riley, Namika Lahti0.7 
 8. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 9. Rouse, Namika L.0.6 
 10. Washington, K.0.6 


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  FRANCE   


Josiah James to Vichy - by Laurent Maugein
Hardly taken out from his replacement with Boulazac Basket Dordogne suite to the wound of Ivan Almonte, Josiah James (203-F/C-81, college: Birmingham Souther) performs another mission of replacement at JA Vichy Val d'Allier Auvergne basket owing to the unavailability of Nicolas De Jong.
Having play in different europeans championships, like in United Kingdom, in Belgium or Germany, he played in Pro B last season with Saint-Etienne B.C. and with Boulazac Basket Dordogne there it is three last month, he is going to discover Pro A.
With Boulazac Basket Dordogne, Josiah compeled 13,1 ppg FGP : 64%, FT : 50%, 5,5 rpg and 1,6 apg on 7 games.



NM1 Day 10: Challans and Angers down - by Chris Spiesser
In this offensive 10th NM1 round, 9 squads scored at least 80pts and all the home teams won. Among the most famous victims, Challans and Angers, which both gave up for the second time of the year. St-Quentin was a huge piece for the firsts, but Angers faced a tremendous desillusion in Longwy. In the mean time, Le Puy kept its seriousness facing St-Chamond through a 55pts win! Denain did not take advantage of the situation as the nordists lost in Blois and remain alone at place 4. Reims, Boulogne, EOSL Angers and Bayonne confirmed their round 9 victories while Cognac appeared strong against the GET.

Longwy 69-67 Angers BC 49
Le Puy 105-50 St Chamond
Boulogne 93-73 Lievin
Cognac 101-84 Get Vosges
St Quentin 94-76 Challans
Blois 85-77 Denain
Angers EOSL 81-68 CFBB
Denek 75-72 Chalons
Reims 97-81 St Etienne

The key figures of the week:
Longwy's inside sector with Evan Pellerin posting 16pts, 7rbs (8/11) and 6.25m accuracy with Mateusz Kasperczek (17pts 5/7 3pts).
+100, the ranking gap between Le Puy and St-Chamond (131-31). 20pts, 6rbs, 4ass for Cyril Guillarme.
98 ranking points for a quatuor in Reims: Bestron (20pts, 11rbs), Atamna (23pts 6/7 3pts), Ledoux and Christophe (10ass).
26/74 (35%), Lievin's global accuracy.
24pts, 5rbs, 3ass, 4stl for Etienne Plateau.
Cognac's efficiency: 37/67 (55%) with 18pts (8/9) by Dan Aultman.
Also efficient, St-Quentin with a nice accuracy: 35/57 (58%) and a decisive Gilles Sylvain (17pts 6/7, 5rbs, 5stl, 2blk).
Challans' 20 turnovers against St-Quentin's 9 fumbles.
198, the minutes played by Blois five standing players: Blot (22pts), Recoura (26pts), Tensorer (23pts), Orr and Brochard. Alao and Condouant are injured.
11pts, 6rbs, 7ass, 3stl for Johan Rathieuville (EOSL Angers), relaying Tommy Swanson's performance (25pts, 7rbs).
Julien Blanchot (23rkg) more efficient than Larry Blair (19rkg).



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  GERMANY   


Akeem Vargas is playing college basketball - by Moritz Korff
Akeem Vargas (191-G-90) will spent the 2009-2010 season playing college-basketball in the USA. The 19-year-old German guard enrolled at Iowa Lakes Community College. Vargas is a product of Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule. He played for the German U16 and U18 National Team and represented his country at the 2006 U16 European Championships in Spain and the 2008 EURO for U18 teams in Greece. In the 2008-2009 season Vargas appeared in 27 games of the 2. Bundesliga Pro B and averaged 6.0 points plus 2.4 assists per contest for the Steeples.

Steven Wright Back In The BEKO BBL With The Walter Tigers Tuebingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
With the Walter Tigers Tuebingen off to an extremly slow start at 2-6 and resting in 11th place in the BEKO BBL standings and only having averaged 68 points in the last five games, The Walter Tigers Tuebingen got some support at the guard position signing Steven Wright (191-G-83, college: N.Kentucky) until the end of the season. Wright is a 26 year old 191 cm combo guard from Ohio that will be playing his third season in Germany. Last season, he helped lead The Paderborn Baskets into the BBL playoffs forcing 8 time BBL champion Alba Berlin to five games in the Quarterfinals. He played 36 games averaging 7.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 40.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 77.2%. It was not an easy summer for Wright, but he is extremly overjoyed that he finally found a team and can play basketball again. 'I am really excited about this opportunity. I really needed this job. I hope that we start winning. I talked to coach Perovic yesterday and he wants me to have the same role that I had in Paderborn, but just be a bit more aggressive. I will compete for the starting point guard spot. It will be nice playing with Romeo Travis', stressed Steven Wright shortly before getting one last workout in and then hopping on a plane to Germany on Thursday.

Wright is an extremely athletic combo guard with great quickness, is an explosive leaper and has great ballhandling and passing skills. He hurts you with his penetration or a pull up for the mid ranged jumper, pick and roll, coming off picks for the shot, and when he is left open he'll hit the three pointer also. At the same time he is a unselfish player who creates scoring opportunities for others. He has a very good ability to finish around the basket, is a great defensive player because of his quickness and athletic abilities and is a great and mature person with a good work ethic. He started his basketball career at Bowling Green (NCAA) and played there from 2002-2006. In his junior year, he played 20 games averaging 11.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.5apg, 1.4spg, FG: 40.4%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 71.6% before transfering to Northern Kentucky and finishing his senior year 2006-2007 averaging 16,8 ppg., 5,3 rpg., 3,2 apg., 1,6 spg., FG: 46.1%, 3PT: 34,6%, FT 77,5%. He came to Germany as a rookie in 2007-2008 and played for The New York Phantoms Braunschweig playing 34 games and averaging 7.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 75.5%.


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers23.3 
 2. Allen, Dt.18.4 
 3. Buford, Bremerha.18.4 
 4. Oliver, Goettingen18.3 
 5. Copeland, TBB Trier17.7 
 6. Burns, ratiopharm17.0 
 7. Taylor, Telekom B.16.6 
 8. Ross, Art.Dragons16.1 
 9. Travis, Walter Tigers16.0 
 10. Kale, Phoenix Hag.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan KALE
  Phoenix Hagen
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Kale, Phoenix Hagen8.9 
 2. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.3 
 3. Ensminger, Telek.7.8 
 4. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.6 
 5. Burns, ratiopharm7.0 
 6. Archibong, Duesseld.6.7 
 7. Allen, Dt.6.6 
 8. Sekulic, ALBA6.4 
 9. Visser, EnBW L.6.4 
 10. Perkovic, EWE.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.7.7 
 2. Campbell, Bremerha.7.6 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.7.0 
 4. Reese, Dt.5.7 
 5. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.4 
 6. Gamqrelidze, MBC5.1 
 7. Jacobson, Goett.4.2 
 8. Pilcevic, MBC4.0 
 9. Moore, Pad.Baskets3.9 
 10. Wright, AL.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.3 
 3. Jenkins, Walter T.2.0 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.1.9 
 5. Jenkins, ALBA1.9 
 6. Chaney, EnBW L.1.8 
 7. Jacobsen, Brose B.1.4 
 8. Robertson, Dt.Ba.1.4 
 9. Suput, Brose B.1.4 
 10. Ross, Art.Drago.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Turek, Phoenix .2.0 
 2. Boumtje, EWE B.1.7 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.5 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.1.5 
 5. Bryant, ratiopharm1.2 
 6. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 7. Chaney, EnBW L.1.0 
 8. Visser, EnBW L.1.0 
 9. Gilbert, MBC0.9 
 10. Sekulic, AL.0.9 


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  GREECE   


Olympiakos' former NBA star Childress down with H1N1 flu - by Eurobasket News
Greek basketball club Olympiakos announced on Tuesday that their former NBA star Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) has come down with the H1N1 flu and will be out of action for more than a week.

'Our player Josh Childress has been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu. He is currently being treated and doctors are completely satisfied with his condition,' an announcement by Olympiakos said.

Childress is the third player of the team to come down with the H1N1 flu after Sophocles Schortsanitis and Kostas Papanikolaou were taken ill last month after the team returned from the United States where they played two friendly games with NBA teams.

Both of the players fully recovered and have returned to action.

Childress on July 23, 2008 signed a three-year contract with Olympiakos after becoming a free agent from NBA's Atlanta Hawks.

The deal was worth a reported 20 million dollars without taxes for the 26-year-old player making him one of the few active NBA stars to come to Europe to play.


Courtesy of Yahoo (www.yahoo.com)


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  HOLLAND   


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


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  ICELAND   


Euro news - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Logi Gunnarsson (190-G-81, agency: Liman Sports) had a good game in NM1 in France when St Etienne lost to Reims 81-97. Gunnarsson scored 16 pts 3 rebs & 3 assist. After a slow start Gunnarsson is coming up strong.

Helgi Magnusson and his Swedish team Solna Vikings won Eco rebro away 79-72. Magnusson 4 pts 9 rebs 5 steals & 1 assist. Solna in top four seats in the league.

Top team in Swedish league Sundsvall Dragons beat 08 Stocholm 77-68 and keeps the top seat.
Jakob Sigurdarson 13 pts. 7 rebs. 5 assist. 2 steals


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  IRAN   


Lucky Shiraz a.s Pipe is Weaker than Last Season... - by Mohammad Ahmadi
Shiraz a.s Pipe was a new team in superleague last season. They shocked everybody with their young players and good coaches by analysing all teams well and great attempts of their players and did great for their first season in superleague. None of iran best teams could win a.s easily and nobody could say a.s win or lose a game against big teams like Mahram, Saba or even ZobAhan,
BUT
This season, they invested more money to be in top4 but made some mistakes like coaching mistakes and missing Kevin Sheppard, Mohammad Ahmadi and Kamran Jamshidvand and now they dont have a great player like Kevin to get the Win for them and they dont have their analysis coach to analyse apponents for players to know how they play and how a.s must play and they missed an experienced player like Kamran Jamshidvand that his experience and vision can help any team.
anyway, this season they signed again Zoran Majkic which is doing weaker than last season and his basketball is almost stopped and by suggestion of coach, they signed other players and now they just have two wins against Gorgan and Tozin Electric and it was their luck to play against Gorgan in 1st week but Gorgan had started their practices too late and were not ready for game at that weak and Tozin Electric that 2 of their best Players like Farid Zarghi and Houman Rezaei couldnt play that day. Also a.s Pipe lost against ZobAhan and Petrochimi and Azad University by arouond 20pts in each game, the games that a.s had played really better in last season. Specially against Azad University which a.s have won them last season.
The manager and head coach of a.s Pipe must know what they had last season and what they dont have now... The biggest thing that they dont have is the Courage of their Local Players that could help head coach in this season but he doesnt use them and only focuses on their Starting Five which None of them is Local...



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  IRELAND   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Juwann JAMES
  Neptune
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 34.3
 1. James, Neptune34.3 
 2. Aaron, Hoops29.6 
 3. Robbins, UL Eagles23.4 
 4. Perre, Belfast Star23.0 
 5. Turner, Killester22.4 
 6. Cummins, Ulster Elks21.4 
 7. Johnson, UCC D.21.4 
 8. Foley, Ulster Elks18.4 
 9. Taylor, Hoops17.6 
 10. Hall, UL Eagl.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Carlton AARON
  Hoops
  (206-C-79)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Aaron, Hoops20.4 
 2. Johnson, UCC D.16.0 
 3. Robbins, UL Eagles13.6 
 4. Neal, Ulster Elks12.2 
 5. Perre, Belfast Star11.8 
 6. Trimmer, DCU S.11.5 
 7. James, Neptune10.8 
 8. Turner, Killester10.6 
 9. Foley, Ulster Elks9.2 
 10. Lacey, DCU Sain.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UL Eagles
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Kinevane, UL Eagles9.8 
 2. Coughlin, UCC D.4.8 
 3. Grace, Hoops4.5 
 4. Turner, Killester4.4 
 5. Donnelly, DCU S.4.3 
 6. Cummins, Ulster Elks4.0 
 7. Noonan, Neptune3.8 
 8. Drumm, Ulster Elks3.8 
 9. Neal, Ulster Elks3.8 
 10. Dowd, Moycull.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Patrick KELLY
  Killester
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Kelly, Killester3.2 
 2. Turner, Killester3.0 
 3. Summersgill, Belfas.2.8 
 4. Nihill, Moycullen2.8 
 5. Noonan, Neptune2.8 
 6. Donnelly, DCU S.2.8 
 7. Kurcenkovas, Moycu.2.7 
 8. Perre, Belfast Star2.6 
 9. James, Neptune2.5 
 10. Madsen, Killest.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 David NEAL
  Ulster Elks
  (--)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Neal, Ulster Elks2.4 
 2. Trimmer, DCU S.2.2 
 3. James, Neptune1.8 
 4. Johnson, UCC D.1.4 
 5. Perre, Belfast Star1.2 
 6. Turner, Killester1.0 
 7. Lacey, DCU Saints0.8 
 8. Aaron, Hoops0.8 
 9. Plichta, UCC D.0.8 
 10. Kelly, Killest.0.8 


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  ISRAEL   


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Robert BROWN
  Hap.Haifa
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 38
 1. Brown, Hap.Haifa38.0 
 2. Asbury, Hap.Tivon28.0 
 3. Clemente, Macc.Ash.26.4 
 4. Markson, Elitzur .24.8 
 5. Shiran, Lev H.23.4 
 6. Brandy, Hod H.22.0 
 7. Byerson, Natzrath.19.8 
 8. Hicks, Kohav Yair19.5 
 9. Jackson, Elitzur .18.6 
 10. Peterson, Elitzu.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert BROWN
  Hap.Haifa
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 18
 1. Brown, Hap.Haifa18.0 
 2. Brandy, Hod H.13.5 
 3. Clemente, Macc.Ash.11.8 
 4. Markson, Elitzur .11.2 
 5. Byerson, Natzrath.11.0 
 6. Auter, Macc.Hab.10.8 
 7. Peterson, Elitzur .10.2 
 8. Hicks, Kohav Yair10.0 
 9. Paris, Hapoel Beeri10.0 
 10. Tzubrevitch, Elit.9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan BERKOVICH
  Hap.Haifa
  (187-G-75)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Berkovich, Hap.H.7.2 
 2. Arieli, Hap.Tivon6.4 
 3. Shifman, Hapoel Beeri6.0 
 4. Huli, Lev Hasharon6.0 
 5. Skverer, Macc.Hab.5.5 
 6. Nenikashvili, Megido.5.5 
 7. Golan, Lev Hasharon5.4 
 8. Brown, Hap.Haifa5.0 
 9. Sela, Hod Hasharon4.8 
 10. Farchi, Macc.A.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Orit FARCHI
  Macc.Ashdod
  (163-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Farchi, Macc.Ash.3.0 
 2. Brandy, Hod H.2.5 
 3. Asbury, Hap.Tivon2.4 
 4. Cohen, Hapoel Beeri2.3 
 5. Sela, Hod Hasharon2.0 
 6. Harrison, Hap.Haifa2.0 
 7. Saudai, Hap.Tivon2.0 
 8. Huli, Lev Hasharon2.0 
 9. Almoznino, Megido/Y.2.0 
 10. Markson, Elitzu.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  Hap.Haifa
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Harrison, Hap.Haifa5.3 
 2. Courtney, Hapoel B.2.0 
 3. Brown, Hap.Haifa2.0 
 4. Auter, Macc.Hab.1.8 
 5. Martin, Elitzur Yavne1.8 
 6. Markson, Elitzur .1.6 
 7. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.1.4 
 8. Paris, Hapoel Beeri1.3 
 9. Lavi, Hap.Haifa1.3 
 10. Clemente, Macc.A.1.2 


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  JAMAICA   


Knights extinguish Flames; Tivoli rips Rockers - by Leonard Whyte
Miami, FL (11-11-2009): Both games in the Flow National Basketball League (NBL) Southern Conference on Sunday night turned out to be major disappointments as defending champions Urban Knights and Tivoli Wizards scored blowout victories over Portmore Flames and Arnett Gardens Rockers respectfully at the National Stadium courts. The stingy defense of Knights held Flames to only 43 total points while doubling that score to finish with 86 points. Things were so bad that the champions reached 43 points early in the third quarter and never let up dropping 26 points in the fourth to their opponents 12. Dave Blackwood scored a game-high 23 points to lead Knights while Andre Murray added 12 points. Kevin Groves (12 points) and Garfield Campbell (11 points) led the way for Flames.

Arnett no match for Tivoli
Tivoli were not in a friendly mood when they faced neighbors Arnett as Anthony Farquharson lit up the scoreboard with 38 points and also grabbed nine rebounds to help his team to 105-53 shellacking of Arnett. After just an eight-point lead (16-8) at the end of the first quarter, the former champions outscored Arnett 65-27 over the next two quarters to take commanding 81-35 advantage into the final period and kept their feet on the gas pedal to the end. Omar Barnes also finished with a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) for Tivoli while Arnett was led by Arnel Campbell with 17 points and Vivian Spence with 13 points.


Chiefs score rare victory; Majestic tops Selassie - by Leonard Whyte
Miami, FL (11-10-2009): Braves Chiefs and Majestic Gardens scored close by decisive victories over Blazing Panthers and Selassie Gardens as action continued in the Flow National Basketball League (NBL) last Saturday night at the National Stadium courts. Jason McIntosh with a game-high 19 points and Brian Grant with 16 points and a whopping 22 rebounds helped the Chiefs preserve a 38-31 halftime lead by matching the Panthers effort in the third and fourth quarter for the 83-77 win. Dushane Campbell (18 points) and Desmond Harriott (17 points) led Panthers.

Comeback falls short
In the feature game, Majestic turned at 19-15 first quarter deficit into a 37-25 halftime surplus, outscoring Selassie 22-6 in the second quarter. The onslaught continued into the third period after which the lead grew to an insurmountable 23 points (52-29). Despite a frantic comeback by Selassie in the final quarter, the hill proved too steep to climb and they eventually succumbed 60-51. Havando Dunn (20 points) and Kemar McLeish (16 points) led the winners while Ricardo Willis (16 points) and Steve Tucker (15 points) led Selassie.


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  JORDAN   


Here and there news .. - by Murad Masri
Asu announce the schedule for their friendly tournament that they will play in it with teams are: Army Club (Syria) , Mouttahed (Lebanon) and Orthodoxi and Riyadi (Jordan), and here is the schedule:


Today (12 Nov):
Riyadi orthodoxi (5 pm)
ASU Army (7 pm)
Friday (13 nov):
Orthodoxi - Mouttahed (5 pm)
ASU Riyadi (7 pm)
Saturday (14 Nov):
Army orthodoxi (5 pm)
Riyadi Mouttahed (7 pm)
Sunday (15 Nov)
ASU Orthodoxi (5 pm)
Mouttahed Army (7 pm)
Monday (16 Nov)
Army Riyadi (5 pm)
ASU Mouttahed (7 PM)

>> (world clubs championship)<<

After the success of the world volleyball clubs championship that Qatar host it, they are thinking now to contact The national basketball federation (Fiba) to host the coming world basketball clubs championship.



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  LATVIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivars TIMERMANIS
  Barons
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Timermanis, Barons20.8 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale20.5 
 3. Kojenets, Liepaja19.8 
 4. Gulbis, Zemgale19.2 
 5. Valeika, Valmiera18.8 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga18.5 
 7. Sirsnins, Barons18.3 
 8. Mazeika, VEF Riga17.3 
 9. Zakis, Ventspils16.3 
 10. Davis, Valmie.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Ventspils
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Pettway, Ventspils13.5 
 2. Valeika, Valmiera10.7 
 3. Kojenets, Liepaja9.3 
 4. Stalbergs, Liepaja7.5 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga7.0 
 6. Butjankovs, Keiza.6.5 
 7. Timermanis, Barons6.5 
 8. Zorin, Barons6.3 
 9. Timma, Keizarmezs6.0 
 10. Graudins, Valmie.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Sirsnins, Barons6.3 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.0 
 3. Vilums, Liepaja4.2 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.0 
 5. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 6. Stalbergs, Liepaja4.0 
 7. Vitols, Barons3.5 
 8. Slesers, Barons3.0 
 9. Pettway, Ventspils3.0 
 10. Bankevics, VEF Ri.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Sirsnins, Barons3.5 
 2. Timma, Keizarmezs3.0 
 3. Bertans, Keiza.2.5 
 4. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.5 
 5. Bertans, Ventspils2.3 
 6. Labuckas, VEF Riga2.0 
 7. Ragsdale, Barons2.0 
 8. Nelyubov, VEF Riga1.8 
 9. Vilums, Liepaja1.8 
 10. Butjankovs, Kei.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.8 
 2. Zorin, Barons1.3 
 3. Pettway, Ventspils1.0 
 4. Malahovskis, Valmiera1.0 
 5. Bertans, Keiza.1.0 
 6. Timma, Keizarmezs1.0 
 7. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.8 
 8. Helmanis, Barons0.8 
 9. Cresnar, Valmiera0.8 
 10. Berzins, Ventspi.0.7 


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  LEBANON   


Sean Colson signs with Antranik - by Eurobasket News
Sean Colson (182-G-75, agency: GOTathletes, college: Charlotte) became the new player in Lebanese Antranik. The 34-year-old guard inked his first pro contract in Asia. Sean Colson started the previous season in Erdemirspor in Turkey. He averaged 7.5 points and 2.6 assists in the TBL. Later Colson moved to Latvia to join ASK Riga. In seven LBL games Sean Colson averaged 12.9 points, 3.3 boards and 3.0 assists per game. Sean Colson was named the LegaDue Import Player of the Year in 2005 (Italy) and the ProA Guard of the Year in 2008 (France).


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  LIGA AMERICAS   


Standings
Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1. Pitagoras/Minas 0-0 
 2. Atenas 0-0 
 3. Soles 0-0 
Group B
 1. Arecibo 0-0 
 2. Halc.Rojos 0-0 
 3. Espartanos 0-0 
 4. Flamengo 0-0 
Group C
 1. Dep.Castro 0-0 
 2. Halc.Xalapa 0-0 
 3. Obras 0-0 
Group D
 1. Penarol 0-0 
 2. Halc.Cordoba 0-0 
 3. Universo/BRB 0-0 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Sparta crushes BBC Nitia by 49 points! - by Alex Meyers
November 08, 2009

Sparta 97 - BBC Nitia 48

Bertrange, Luxembourg
Sparta won easily at home last Sunday evening with a 49 point blowout win over BBC Nitia. Sparta dominated every quarter except the 2nd dropping Nitia to 1-6 in the DBBL while improving their record to 5-2, good enough for 3rd place in the standings. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) led the way again for Sparta with a 27/14 double-double to go with his 8 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Phil Grant (202-G/F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Iona) seconded that notion with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Julien Hublart also added 15 points. Xavier Engel and Tom Wagner scored 14 and 11 points respectively. Sparta won in nearly every category statistically. They out-rebouned Nitia 45-27 and stole the ball 17 times and blocked 5 Nitia shots in the rout. Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ark.-Monticello) scored 24 points and took 14 rebounds. Jeff Bevilacqua added 13. Jacques Binz did not play for Nitia due to illness. Sparta faces Amicale in Steinsel next in the Cup of Luxembourg on Wednesday, November 11th.

Sparta: 36 field goals, 10 three pointers, 15 for 21 free throws, 45 rebounds, 12 fouls and 10 turnovers
Smith 27, Grant 15, Hublart 15, Engel 14, Arbaut 7, also Wolzfeld 3, Tripodo 3, Weiler 0, Wagner 11 and Buzasi 2
BBC Nitia: 22 field goals, 1 three pointer, 3 for 7 free throws, 27 rebounds, 23 fouls and 22 turnovers
McDaniel 24, DiBartholomeo 1, Ribeiro Da Silva 4, Bevilacqua 13, Kaiser 4, also Muller 2, Binna 0 and Kuhlmann 0

Score by quarters: 1st Q 28-16, 2nd Q 14-10, 3rd Q 19-8, 4th Q 36-14, Final 97-48
215 Spectators


Standings - Nationale 2
N2 Standings
 1. Heffingen 4-1 
 2. BC Mess 4-1 
 3. Basket Esch 4-1 
 4. Black Star 3-2 
 5. Mondorf 2-3 
 6. Pall Aren 2-3 
 7. Telstar Hesperange 1-4 
 8. Black Frogs 0-0 
 9. Grengewald 0-5 


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
DBBL STATS Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
Largent, Racing 28.6
Walters, M. Pikes 26.6
Scott, Etzella 25,3
Smith, Sparta 24.2
Kennedy, Walf. 22,4
Muller, T71 21,2
Diederich, Contern 21,0
Delgado Etz. 20,5
Rebounds Per Game
McDaniel Nit. 14,2
Kennedy; Wal. 13.2
Gary, Cont. 13,0
Grant, SPA 11,2
Walters, Pik. 11,1
Smith, Spa. 10,7
Blocks Per Game
Gary, Contern 5,67
Scott, Etzella 3,23
DePree, Amic. 1,34
McDaniel Nitia 1,23


Etzella on roll! This time they roll over struggling Soleuvre!! - by Alex Meyers
November 8, 2009

Etzella 90 - Soleuvre 63

Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
Easy victories are becoming a common thing for Etzella recently as they have won now 6 straight to take over at the top of the DBBL. Still tied with Amicale at 6-1, Etzella won at home behind Dustin Scott (203-F/C-85, college: Charleston) and his 34 points, 18 rebounds, 4 blocked shots and 5 steals. Nelson DelGado notched 21 points and Jairo DelGado along with Pit Hoffmann reached double figures with 12 and 10 points. Etzella won the war on the boards 47-22. Soleuvre added a new import to the squad in Domonique Crawford a 6'4' (1'93')Guard out of Youngstown State University in Ohio, an NCAA 1 team of the Horizon League in the Midwest USA. Crawford scored only 13 points in his DBBL debut. Luc Loesch led Soleuvre with 19 points followed by David Controguerra also with 13. There is another new face now at Soleuvre. Blazej Masura will take over as the new head coach. Soleuvre will face Racing at home on Sunday the 15th of November. Etzella travels to Mondercange to face BC Mess (+10) in the Cup 1/8th finals November 11th.


Etzella: 33 field goals, 3 three pointers, 21 for 32 free throws, 47 rebounds, 19 fouls and 12 turnovers
N. DelGado 21, J. DelGado 12, Scott 34, Giver 3, Albaladejo 4, also Benseghir 6, Hoffmann 10 and Ittenbach 0
Soleuvre: 23 field goals, 6 three pointers, 11 for 19 free throws, 22 rebounds, 22 fouls and 19 turnovers
Crawford 13, Controguerra 13, Loesch 19, Hemmen 7, Mertz 2, also Schreiner 2, Muepu 0, Kombo 4 and Eckes 3


Score by quarters: 1st Q 22-20, 2nd Q 30-14, 3rd Q 16-17, 4th Q 22-12, Final 90-63
295 Spectators



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  NBA   


NBA's Abdul-Jabbar has rare form of leukemia - by Eurobasket News
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, and the basketball great said his prognosis is encouraging.

The NBA's all-time leading scorer was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia, he told The Associated Press on Monday.

The 62-year-old Abdul-Jabbar said his doctor didn't give any guarantees, but informed him: 'You have a very good chance to live your life out and not have to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle.'

Abdul-Jabbar is taking an oral medication for the disease. He is a paid spokesman for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, which makes a drug that treats the illness.

Citing the way Los Angeles Lakers teammate Magic Johnson brought awareness to HIV, Abdul-Jabbar said he wants to do the same for his form of blood cancer, which can be fatal if left untreated.

'I've never been a person to share my private life. But I can help save lives,' he said at a midtown Manhattan conference room. 'It's incumbent on someone like me to talk about this.'

Abdul-Jabbar became concerned last year after feeling odd sensations. He went for tests at UCLA, where he dominated college basketball in the late 1960s, winning three straight NCAA championships from 1967-69.

'I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis,' he said. 'That's not normal, even for my age.'

An exam showed his white blood cell count was 'sky high' and a doctor quickly diagnosed his condition. At first, all Abdul-Jabbar heard was the word 'leukemia.'

'I was scared,' he said. 'I thought it was all the same. I thought it could mean I have a month to live.'

'That was my first question,' he said. 'Was I going to make it?'

A longtime student in martial arts, Abdul-Jabbar said he took the approach of a samurai, to face death without fear.

'I had my face on,' he said.

Instead, doctors told him CML was treatable with proper medication and monitoring.

Abdul-Jabbar is a special assistant with the Lakers and said he hasn't had to cut back his level of activity of coaching, change his regimen or adjust his diet. 'I'm able to sneak out for Thai food,' he said.

'There is hope. This condition can be treated. You can still live a productive, full life,' he said. 'I'm living proof I can make it.'

Abdul-Jabbar recently returned from an academic conference in Abu Dhabi and has several speaking engagements planned. Among the people he regularly talks to about his condition is his son, a third-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco.

The six-time NBA MVP intends to post updates to his Facebook and Twitter accounts and stay connected through www.CMLearth.com, a Web site for those afflicted by the disease.

About 5,000 cases of CML are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society said. More than 22,000 people are living in the US with the disease.

The disease tends to initially be diagnosed by people in their mid-to-late 60s, and usually affects men more than women.


'I want to spread the word,' Abdul-Jabbar said.
Courtesy of www.foxnews.com



San Antonio Spurs-131 vs Toronto Raptors-124 - by Zoran Vukasovic
TORONTO- The Raptors poor defence continues to plague the team. With the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs tied 63-63 heading into halftime during Monday nights game, Raptors TV conducted a brief interview with point guard Jose Calderon.

We should be winning by 10, Calderon said. Thats just how I feel.

The sentiment was a reflection of his view on the teams offence, which at the time was hitting 62 per cent of its shots. But that did not tell the whole story. The Raptors were defending poorly at the time, and they were being manhandled on their own glass. The bounces were not happening for them on the defensive end. While the justification for this is that it still a relatively new team, in that lots of new faces on the team this year, and it takes longer to gel as a team on the defensive end than on offence, the losses are starting to stack up.

On offence the team is performing well. The Raptors are third in the league in points scored and 4th in field-goal percentage. Fantastic results there. However, the problem remains for coach Triano and the rest of the team to figure out- They will score, but they will give up even more.

The math has been simple for the Raptors. When they have held their opponents below the 100-point mark, they are 3-0; they have not won when their opponents have scored more than 100 points (or in all four cases, at least 115 points). For a team that is designed to outscore teams, that is not a good sign. These Raptors have to been able to out-gun teams on vrious nights.

The problems are the same as they ever were. The Raptors are allowing 111.4 points per game, third-worst in the league, and 47.7 per cent shooting, seventh worst.

With this kind of offence, minor adjustments on the defensive end, should translate to more consistent wins.



Griz owner: No indication Iverson to quit - by Eurobasket News
Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley has shot down the idea that Allen Iverson (6'1''-G-75, college: Georgetown) is mulling retirement as he takes an indefinite leave of absence for a personal matter.

Frustration stemming from his reserve role combined with the stress related to a recent family issue has caused Iverson to consider hanging up his jersey for good, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported Monday morning.

But Heisley said there was no indication of such consideration by the 34-year-old guard, and the owner told the newspaper that 'if he was going to retire, he'd tell me first.'

Iverson returned to his home in Atlanta late last week with Heisley's permission.

'I expect him to come back,' Heisley said. 'If he does retire, I'll be tremendously disappointed. I feel bad because I don't think that's the way he should go out.'

Iverson has played in three games since returning from a hamstring injury, averaging 12.3 points, 3.7 assists and 22.3 minutes. But he has expressed displeasure over coming off the bench thus far this season.

'It's something that I never did in my life, so obviously it's a big adjustment,' he said last week. 'I'm so tired of discussing that, talking about that, every single day. It's just not something that I want to discuss.'

Iverson has also acknowledged he had become a distraction.

'When I hear anything about the Memphis Grizzlies, I don't hear you guys talk about anything other than the situation with me coming off the bench,' he said Friday. 'I mean, there's got to be something else with this team to talk about besides that. But I guess that sells a lot better than anything else when it comes to this team.'


Courtesy of the ESPN (www.sports.espn.go.com)


Olympiakos' former NBA star Childress down with H1N1 flu - by Eurobasket News
Greek basketball club Olympiakos announced on Tuesday that their former NBA star Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) has come down with the H1N1 flu and will be out of action for more than a week.

'Our player Josh Childress has been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu. He is currently being treated and doctors are completely satisfied with his condition,' an announcement by Olympiakos said.

Childress is the third player of the team to come down with the H1N1 flu after Sophocles Schortsanitis and Kostas Papanikolaou were taken ill last month after the team returned from the United States where they played two friendly games with NBA teams.

Both of the players fully recovered and have returned to action.

Childress on July 23, 2008 signed a three-year contract with Olympiakos after becoming a free agent from NBA's Atlanta Hawks.

The deal was worth a reported 20 million dollars without taxes for the 26-year-old player making him one of the few active NBA stars to come to Europe to play.


Courtesy of Yahoo (www.yahoo.com)


Tuesday's games (6) review: Billups lifts Nuggets to thriller win against Bulls, Wade scores 41 against Wizards - by Eurobasket News
Portland TB - Memphis G. 93-79
Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) scored 20 points, LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-C-85, college: Texas) added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Trail Blazers won their third straight with a 93-79 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Steve Blake and Greg Oden helped with 14 points each. The hosts got 20 points and 8 boards from Marc Gasol. Blazers 5-3, Grizzlies 1-7.

Houston R. - Dallas M. 103-121
Erick Dampier (6'11''-C-74, college: Mississippi St.) scored 14 points on 6 of 6 shooting, grabbed 20 rebounds and blocked three shots as the Mavericks rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 121-103. Jason Terry (6'2''-G-77, college: Arizona) top-scored in victory with 24, while Dirk Nowitzki added one point less. Aaron Brook delivered 22 points for the guests. Mavs 5-2, Rockets 4-3.

Oklah.City T. - Sacramento K. 98-101
Jason Thompson (6'11''-F-86, agency: Buck Andre, college: Rider) had 21 points and 14 rebounds to help Sacramento beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 on Tuesday night. It gave the Kings a 4-4 record, their first at .500 or above since Dec. 4, 2006. Tyreke Evans (6'6''-G-89, college: Memphis) again shined collecting 20 points, 8 boards and 8 assists, while Andres Nocioni scored 16 pts. In defeat, Kevin Durant nailed 37 pts. Kings 4-4, Thunder 3-4.

Orlando M. - Charlotte B. 93-81
Suddenly Vince Carter's (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) ankle loosened up enough that he decided to test it in pregame warmups. He was cleared to play, came off the bench, scored 15 points and helped the Magic bounce back from an ugly loss to beat the Bobcats 93-81. Dwight Howard (6'10''-F-85) shined with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, while Brandon Bass helped with 14 pts. In the loosing squad, Raymond Felton answered with 18 pts. Magic 6-2, Bobcats 3-4.

Washington W. - Miami Heat 76-90
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) scored 41 points, 29 in the second half - outscoring Washington by two points over the final 24 minutes - and the Miami Heat remained in first place in the Southeast Division by holding off the Wizards 90-76 on Tuesday night. Michael Beasley (6'9''-F-89, college: Kansas St.) followed with 15 and Mario Chalmers netted 13 points. Gilbert Arenas replied with 21 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds in defeat. Heat 6-1, Wizards 2-6.

Denver N. - Chicago B. 90-89
Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76, college: Colorado) hit the go-ahead free throw with six-tenths of a second left and Denver beat Chicago 90-89 on Tuesday night after a potential winning jumper by Brad Miller was overturned following a lengthy replay review. Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) drained 20 points, Billups had 17 pts and 6 assists, while Kenyon Martin helped with 15 pts and 10 rebs. In Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose collected 22 pts and 5 as. Nuggets 6-2, Bulls 4-3.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-G-78)
  Avg: 33.6
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers33.6 
 2. Martin, Sacramen.30.6 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.30.0 
 4. Wade, Miami Heat29.9 
 5. Bosh, Toronto R.28.9 
 6. James, Clevelan.27.5 
 7. Durant, Oklah.Ci.26.6 
 8. Nowitzki, Dallas M.26.5 
 9. Paul, N.Orleans H.26.3 
 10. Granger, Indiana.24.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim NOAH
  Chicago B.
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Noah, Chicago B.12.3 
 2. Wallace, Charlotte B.12.3 
 3. Duncan, San A.11.8 
 4. Bosh, Toronto R.11.5 
 5. Gasol, Memphis G.10.9 
 6. Haywood, Washingt.10.8 
 7. Randolph, Memph.10.8 
 8. Camby, LA Clippers10.7 
 9. Howard, Orlando M.10.6 
 10. Bynum, LA Lake.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns12.9 
 2. Williams, Utah Jazz9.9 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.8 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.2 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.8.6 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..7.9 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.6 
 8. James, Clevelan.7.5 
 9. Calderon, Toron.6.4 
 10. Brooks, Houston.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rondo, Boston C.3.0 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers2.6 
 3. Chalmers, Miami Heat2.4 
 4. Hughes, New Y.2.3 
 5. Davis, LA Clippers2.3 
 6. Granger, Indiana P.2.2 
 7. Lee, New Jersey N.2.2 
 8. Salmons, Chica.2.1 
 9. Brewer, Minnesot.2.1 
 10. Hayes, Houston.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SMITH
  Atlanta H.
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Atlanta H.2.9 
 2. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.7 
 3. Haywood, Washingt.2.4 
 4. Dampier, Dallas M.2.3 
 5. Horford, Atlanta H.2.3 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.2.3 
 7. Camby, LA Clippers2.3 
 8. Oden, Portland TB2.2 
 9. Perkins, Boston C.2.1 
 10. Lopez, New.2.1 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 8-1 
 2. Philadelph.76 4-4 
 3. Toronto R. 4-4 
 4. New York K. 1-8 
 5. New Jersey N. 0-8 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 5-3 
 2. Milwaukee B. 4-2 
 3. Chicago B. 4-4 
 4. Detroit P. 4-4 
 5. Indiana P. 3-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 6-1 
 2. Atlanta H. 6-2 
 3. Orlando M. 6-3 
 4. Charlotte B. 3-5 
 5. Washington W. 2-6 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Portland TB 6-3 
 2. Denver N. 6-3 
 3. Oklah.City T. 3-4 
 4. Utah Jazz 3-5 
 5. Minnesota T. 1-8 
Pacific Div.
 1. Phoenix Suns 7-1 
 2. LA Lakers 6-1 
 3. Sacramento K. 4-4 
 4. LA Clippers 3-5 
 5. Golde State W. 2-5 
Southwest Div.
 1. Houston R. 5-3 
 2. Dallas M. 5-3 
 3. San Antonio S. 4-3 
 4. N.Orleans H. 3-5 
 5. Memphis G. 1-8 


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Arkansas suspends five for opener - by Eurobasket News
The University of Arkansas suspended five players Tuesday, including three athletes identified in a rape complaint that did not result in charges, for violating unspecified team rules.

Coach John Pelphrey said guards Courtney Fortson (5'11''-G-88) and Stefan Welsh (6'3''-G-87) were suspended indefinitely. Guard Marcus Britt (6'3''-G-88) was suspended for six games, forward Glenn Bryant (6'7''-F) two games, and walk-on guard Nick Mason (5'10''-G) will not dress for games during the fall semester.

The school did not provide specific reasons for the suspensions, which will keep all players out of Friday night's season opener.

An 18-year-old freshman accused three basketball players of raping her Aug. 27 at a fraternity house party. The police report identified the players as Britt, Bryant and Mason. The prosecutor in the case, John Threet, said there was insufficient evidence to file charges, but the case is now before a special prosecutor at the request of the woman and her attorney.

Threet didn't oppose the request, though he has said he stands by his decision not to file charges. The woman's attorney, John Bass, has suggested there was a conflict of interest because Threet is the son-in-law of former Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles and the brother-in-law of an athletic department spokesman.

Bass said he wouldn't comment on the suspensions.

Pelphrey said in September that although his players were cleared of criminal wrongdoing, he expected them to 'adhere to a higher standard and code of conduct,' and added suspensions would be forthcoming.

After the players were accused, Fortson posted a crude message on Twitter that appeared to reference the matter.

Athletic department spokesman Phil Pierce said the incident at the fraternity house was not the sole cause of Tuesday's discipline.

'All of the suspensions are not related to that incident,' Pierce said.

A woman identifying herself as Bryant's mother answered at a number listed for the freshman, but said she had no comment. Britt did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment late Tuesday, and a number for him appeared to be disconnected.

Mason did not immediately return a phone message left by The Associated Press. It was not clear whether the three players have attorneys.

A number for Welsh also appeared to be disconnected, and a person who answered a call for Fortson said it was the wrong number.

'This collection of suspensions is not yesterday, day before. This dates back,' Pelphrey said. 'As a college basketball coach, the biggest hammer we have is taking away playing time, taking away game time. We feel like some of these issues merited having those things taken away.'

The suspensions will be served concurrently, so with forward Michael Sanchez injured, Arkansas could be missing six players for Friday's game against Alcorn State.

'When I took this job I said it was my dream job, and I meant it,' said Pelphrey, entering his third season as Razorbacks coach. 'We are working, and we are making progress.'

The Arkansas men's basketball program has been plagued by several off-the-court issues recently. Britt was arrested during the offseason on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. And earlier this year, the program was put on notice by the NCAA about its low academic-progress rate.

Pierce said he wasn't aware of any additional suspensions.

'Like anything, if something new is to pop up, I'm sure that Coach would reserve the right to add to what he has already done,' he said.


Courtesy of www.sportsillustrated.cnn.com


Jeff Jordan suspended for Illinois' first two games for rules violation - by Eurobasket News
The NCAA says the oldest son of Michael Jordan will miss the first two games of the season for Illinois after playing in an unsanctioned event last summer.

Illinois coach Bruce Weber says Jordan Jefferson (6'7''-F), a reserve guard, played in a three-on-three event.

Jordan wasn't part of the Illinois team at the time. The junior left the team at the end of last season but changed his mind and returned in October.

Weber called Jordan's playing in the event an innocent thing.

Jordan will miss the Fighting Illini's season opener against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Friday and Tuesday's contest with Northern Illinois.

Meanwhile, Villanova coach Jay Wright said freshman Mouphtaou Yarou (6'10''-F/C-90) will play in the Wildcats season opener on Friday, despite a report questioning his age.


Courtesy of www.usatoday.com


Cavs forward takes leave - by Kevin Cochran
Forward Jamil Tucker (6'8''-F-87) is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the Virginia mens basketball team to focus on personal matters UVa head coach Tony Bennett announced on Wednesday.

Tucker, a 6-9 senior from Gary, Ind., will not play in games or practice with the team during his leave of absence.

Jamil has some things he has to deal with at this time, Bennett said. This leave of absence will give him time to deal with these matters.

Tucker played in all 28 games and started four for Virginia last season. He averaged 7.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 18.5 minutes played a game during the 2008-09 season. He shot 44.2 percent (73-165) from the field, including 40.3 percent (31-77) from three-point range, and 68.2 percent (30-44) from the free throw line.

Tucker has lettered three times for the Cavaliers. He has played in 88 games the last three seasons and averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds a game. He is shooting 40.7 percent (83-204) from three-point range for his career.
Courtesy: virginiasports.com


More trouble for suspended Gopher - by Kevin Cochran
A Minnesota basketball player already suspended from the team after being arrested for shoplifting is suspected in another theft.

On Saturday night, someone stole a laptop from a freshman's dorm room at Territorial Hall on the University's East Bank. The laptop has since been returned.

University police officials said freshman forward Royce White (6'8''-F) was interviewed by investigators and has acknowledged being in the building last Saturday night.

Some students first heard about the laptop theft after they received a crime safety alert from campus police on Tuesday night. The alert went to freshman like Emily Hanson who lives in Territorial Hall.

'Five males had come through Territorial and were checking on unlocked doors. Walking in to see if anyone was there, and kind of raiding the rooms to see if they could get anything,' said Hanson.

Witnesses say one of the guys going into the rooms was around 7 feet tall.

Police are interviewing students and scanning surveillance tapes to get a better idea of who actually stole the laptop from a first floor room.

As for White, he has been suspended from the Gopher basketball team after being arrested for shoplifting at Macy's at Mall of America last month. He wore street clothes at Monday night's exhibition game and won't play in Friday's season opener against Tennessee Tech.

White is part of a touted recruiting class that includes transfer Trevor Mbakwe (6'8''-F-89), who is also out indefinitely while a felony aggravated battery charge against him goes through the legal process.

White and Mbakwe were expected to give Minnesota some bulk and athleticism at the power forward spot. Damian Johnson (6'7''-F-87) and Paul Carter (6'8''-F), who are more natural at small forward, will play more inside while White and Mbakwe are out.



Courtesy: wcco.com


Northwestern star injures foot - by Kevin Cochran
Northwestern senior forward Kevin Coble (6'8''-F-87) suffered an injury to his left foot during Tuesday's practice session. The extent of the injury is unknown at this time and he is slated to undergo further examination Friday morning.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

The Wildcats begin their 2009-10 season at 7 p.m. Friday at Welsh-Ryan Arena as they host Northern Illinois.
Courtesy: Northwestern Athletics



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Frost Heaves add 2 more to 2010 roster - by Eurobasket News
The Vermont Frost Heaves have added two additional players to their 2010 Roster. Brandon Ball (5'11''-G, college: Saginaw Valley), a 5'11' guard and Jay Greene (5'8''-G-86, agency: Liman Sports), a 5'8' guard has agreed to terms for the upcoming season.

Brandon Ball played for NCAA Division II Michigan Tech in 2009 and was a GLIAC North Division All-Defensive Team selection. 'We are so excited to have Brandon to help provide leadership on our team from the Point guard position,' states Head Coach Jeff Strohm. 'He is a physically strong defender who displayed the abilities to lead, direct and drive a team on the offensive end of the court. He is a tremendous communicator who thinks like a coach on the floor. '

Jay Greene is a 2009 graduate of UMBCC where he excelled in the America East Conference. He was a member of the UMBCC starting five in 2009 where he played in 31 games last season and averaged 12.7ppg, 3.2rpg, and 6.0apg. He shot 40.4% from the field and shot 34.0% from beyond the arc. He was a three-year all tournament team selection in '07, '08 and '09 and was selected to the all AEC second team in 2009.

Greene impressed Coach Strohm at the Frost Heaves recent tryout camp. 'Jay is a very enthusiastic, and competitive player who plays the game with a huge chip on his shoulder that Frost Heave fans will enjoy,' stated Strohm. 'Jay displayed an ability to lead his team on both ends of the floor with only one concern.... winning. While he may not be large in stature, he is large where it counts - heart, head, and humility.'


Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Lawton Ft.SC 0-0 
 2. Maryland G. 0-0 
 3. Rochester R. 0-0 
 4. Quebec Kebs 0-0 
 5. Vermont FH 0-0 
 6. Halifax R. 0-0 
 7. Manchester 0-0 
 8. Buffalo S. 0-0 
 9. Greenville S.C. 0-0 
 10. Las Vegas 0-0 
 11. Puerto Rico C. 0-0 
Atlantic Division
 1. Montreal S. 0-0 
Central Division
 1. Chicago T. 0-0 
 2. Battle Creek K. 0-0 
Eastern Division
 1. Augusta G. 0-0 
 2. Wilmington SD 0-0 


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PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 JayJay HELTERBRAND
  Ginebra
  (183-G-76)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Helterbrand, Gineb.18.5 
 2. Cardona, Talk N.18.4 
 3. Casio, Smart Gilas17.7 
 4. Miller, Alaska17.0 
 5. Santos, San Miguel17.0 
 6. Williams, Santa Lucia16.0 
 7. Tubid, Ginebra16.0 
 8. Yap, Purefoods15.6 
 9. Buenafe, Burger K.15.5 
 10. Alapag, Talk N Te.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia13.5 
 2. Santos, San Miguel12.0 
 3. Pena, San Miguel11.0 
 4. Aguilar, Smart Gilas10.3 
 5. Reavis, Purefoods10.3 
 6. Espinas, Santa L.9.8 
 7. Rodriguez, Coca-.9.0 
 8. Yee, Burger King9.0 
 9. Raymundo, Puref.8.4 
 10. Quinahan, Burger.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Mark BARROCA
  Smart Gilas
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Barroca, Smart G.7.7 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.7.3 
 3. Alapag, Talk N Text6.8 
 4. Yeo, Santa Lucia5.3 
 5. Yap, Purefoods5.2 
 6. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola4.5 
 7. Miller, Alaska4.5 
 8. Custodio, San Miguel4.2 
 9. Dimaunahan, Barako B.4.0 
 10. Norwood, Rain.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia2.2 
 2. Santos, San Miguel2.2 
 3. Dela Cruz, Alaska1.8 
 4. Ross, Coca-Cola1.8 
 5. Williams, Santa Lucia1.8 
 6. Norwood, Rain o.1.8 
 7. Lanete, Burger King1.7 
 8. Caguioa, Ginebra1.5 
 9. Mercado, Rain o.1.4 
 10. Custodio, San Migu.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  Smart Gilas
  (206-C-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Aguilar, Smart Gilas3.0 
 2. Peek, Talk N Text2.4 
 3. Santos, San Miguel1.7 
 4. Maierhofer, Puref.1.6 
 5. Quinahan, Burger K.1.5 
 6. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.5 
 7. Thoss, Alaska1.3 
 8. Menk, Ginebra1.0 
 9. Reavis, Purefoods1.0 
 10. Borboran, Alas.1.0 


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Start Lublin
  (198-F/G-78)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Celej, Start Lublin21.2 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.20.4 
 3. Wojdyla, Sudety JG20.1 
 4. Storozynski, Trefl S.19.3 
 5. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.3 
 6. Mis, Siarka T.18.3 
 7. Flieger, Zastal ZG18.3 
 8. Piechowicz, MMKS D.17.7 
 9. Pacocha, Big Star17.4 
 10. Salamonik, Big St.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Sudety JG
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Wojdyla, Sudety JG12.1 
 2. Storozynski, Trefl S.11.8 
 3. Sterenga, Gornik W.11.2 
 4. Lisewski, MMKS D.10.3 
 5. Mis, Siarka T.10.1 
 6. Grudzinski, Spojn.8.8 
 7. Kulikowski, Zubry8.6 
 8. Kwiatkowski, Start L.8.3 
 9. Nowak, Sudety JG8.3 
 10. Prus, Gornik Wa.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.7.7 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.5 
 3. Baran, Siarka T.6.3 
 4. Ecka, Znicz Basket6.1 
 5. Trepka, LKS Lodz5.3 
 6. Pacocha, Big Star4.7 
 7. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.3 
 8. Mordzak, Trefl SSA3.8 
 9. Basinski, MMKS D.3.7 
 10. Rapucha, Zub.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Stanislaw PRUS
  Gornik Walb.
  (199-F-82)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Prus, Gornik Walb.3.7 
 2. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.7 
 3. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.3.6 
 4. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.3.0 
 5. Sikora, Trefl SSA3.0 
 6. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.9 
 7. Krupa, Siarka T.2.7 
 8. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.7 
 9. Szczepaniak, LKS L.2.6 
 10. Sikora, Start Lubl.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomasz MILEWSKI
  AZS AWF K-ce
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Milewski, AZS A.2.3 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.3 
 3. Prus, Gornik Walb.2.0 
 4. Kulikowski, Zubry2.0 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.8 
 6. Mis, Siarka T.1.4 
 7. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz1.3 
 8. Bach, Trefl SSA1.0 
 9. Zielinski, MMKS D.0.9 
 10. Hajnsz, MOSiR.0.8 


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Standings - Superleague A
A Superleague Standings
 1. Unics 4-0 
 2. CSKA 3-0 
 3. Lok.Rostov 3-1 
 4. Triumph 3-2 
 5. Khimky 2-1 
 6. Krasnie Krilya 2-2 
 7. Dynamo M. 1-3 
 8. Spartak SP 0-4 
 9. Krasnoyarsk 0-5 


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.23.8 
 2. Chalmers, Enisey19.8 
 3. Lyday, Unics19.5 
 4. Capin, Lokomoti.19.3 
 5. Flores, Krasnie .19.3 
 6. Rush, Triumph17.4 
 7. Monya, Dynamo M.17.3 
 8. Fields, Spartak SP16.5 
 9. Shabalkin, Triumph16.3 
 10. Demeshkin, Enis.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei TRUSHKIN
  Krasnie Krilya
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Trushkin, Krasni.8.8 
 2. Javtokas, Khimky8.0 
 3. Monya, Dynamo M.7.3 
 4. Panin, Triumph7.0 
 5. Antic, Lokomoti.7.0 
 6. Veremeenko, Unics6.5 
 7. Vorontsevich, CSKA6.5 
 8. Ford, Spartak SP6.0 
 9. Zakamov, Enisey6.0 
 10. Nesterov, Trium.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest BREMER
  Krasnie Krilya
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Bremer, Krasnie .5.8 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.4.8 
 3. Fields, Spartak SP3.8 
 4. Popovic, Unics3.8 
 5. Bykov, Dynamo M.3.8 
 6. Chalmers, Enisey3.6 
 7. Fridzon, Khimky3.3 
 8. Lyday, Unics3.0 
 9. Cabezas, Khimky3.0 
 10. Flores, Krasni.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.3.5 
 2. Rush, Triumph2.4 
 3. Fridzon, Khimky2.3 
 4. Bremer, Krasnie .2.3 
 5. Khryapa, CSKA2.0 
 6. Biggs, Krasnie Krilya2.0 
 7. Lyday, Unics1.8 
 8. Monya, Dynamo M.1.8 
 9. Zavoruev, Spart.1.5 
 10. Samoylenko, Uni.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandr SAVENKOV
  Lokomotiv K.
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Savenkov, Lokomoti.2.0 
 2. Monya, Dynamo M.2.0 
 3. Javtokas, Khimky1.3 
 4. Trushkin, Krasni.1.3 
 5. Meshcharakou, Sparta.1.0 
 6. Vorontsevich, CSKA1.0 
 7. Shukhovtsov, Lokomo.1.0 
 8. Antic, Lokomoti.1.0 
 9. Vasilyev, Dynamo M.1.0 
 10. Nesterov, Trium.1.0 


A Superleague Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Dynamo M. - Enisey 83-82
Dynamo Moscow celebarted the initial victory in the league as they won over Enisey 83:82. Sergey Bykov (190-G-83) led the way with 25 points and Monya Sergey delivered 14. Chalmers Lionel finished the night with 22 points in the losing effort.

Krasnie Krilya - Triumph 78-71
Krasnie Krilya surprised Triumph 78:71 in the last game of the Regular Season Round 3. Ernest Bremer (196-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, Flores Luis posted 22 and Trushkin Andrei added 14. Rush Brion brought 21 points for the guests and Nesterov Konstantin notched 18.

CSKA - Triumph 67-62
CSKA grabbed 3-0 record beating Triumph 67:62 on November 8th. J.R. Holden (185-G-76, college: Bucknell) stepped up with 19 points for the winners and Langdon Trajan nailed 10. Rush Brion finished the night with 18 points in defeat, while Shabalkin Nikita and Nesterov Konstantin added 12 each.

Krasnie Krilya - Unics 57-75
Unics remained on top beating Krasnie Krilya 75:57 away from home in the Regular Season Round 3. Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83) and Lyday Terrell top-scored for the winners with 16 points each, while Veremeenko Vladimir delivered 13. Flores Luis finished the night with 15 points for the hosts.

Spartak SP - Lokomotiv K. 60-74
Lokomotiv Kuban improved to 3-1 record after 74:60 over Spartak SP on November 9th. Aleksandar Capin (186-G-82) paced all the winners with 22 points and Antic Pero poured in 15. Fields Levance chipped in 17 points for the home side.

Unics - Spartak SP 80-78
Unics opened Regular Season Round 3 with the win over Spartak SP 80:78 as Popovic Marko led the way with 25 points, while Lyday Terrell nailed 18 and Kresimir Loncar scored 16. Pashutin Zakhar delivered 21 points in the losing effort.

Dynamo M. - Khimky 71-83
Khimky rolled over Dynamo Moscow 83:71 as Javtokas Robertas nailed 16 points and had 10 rebounds for thw winners. Fridzon Vitaly and Langford Keith netted 12 each, while Cabezas Carlos posted 11. Sergey Bykov ended up with 22 points and Monya Sergey had 21 for Dynamo.



Interview with James White - by Stanislav Tyutyunnik
American guard James White (198-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Cincinnati) signed a contract with Spartak SPb and will play in Superleague A this season. He was very kind to answer some of the questions to Stanislav Tyutyunnik from Eurobasket.com in this interview.

Would you please tell us something about your basketball beginnings? Who was your basketball idol growing up as a kid?
My idol growing up was Shawn Kemp. I started to play the game at age 4 or 5. I played throughout grade school, junior high, then high school and AAU ball for DC Assault.


What do you know before signing with Spartak SPb about the team, the country and Superleague?
I had a number of choices in Europe, including a team in Turkey and one in France. I also got an offer in China. I was told I was in the mix as well in Italy, and it really came down to choosing the best team and league: I felt I was a call-up candidate in the NBA but I didnt want to wait until January or February. The Russian League is among the best pro leagues in the world, and my agent, Bill McCandless, told me good things about Russia, St. Petersburg, Spartak and its management.

What's the main reason of moving to Russia?
I have been on the NBA track for some time, and by going to Europe, I feel I can open up all markets without excluding one marketand as I saidthe Superleague is a very good league, and St. Petersburg plays as well in Europecup! If I like the team, and if I do well, I should think Id have a chance to come back to St. Petersburg, to other teams in Russia, or to other leagues in Europe.

What do you think you could bring to Spartak SPb?

I bring athleticism and energy, first; scoring second, and, third, a sense about the game. I have a 7.1 wingspan so I can guard 3 positions, but I would think that the team will want me to score, play defense, and win.

Which role suits best for you right now? Are you ready to come off the bench if coach will use you as a 6th man?

I am a basketball player. I do what the coach asks, with the primary aim being to win.

Most of the russian basketball fans are excited to see you in our country. They expect great slamdunks from you. Will you show some dunk power in your first game in Superleague A?

If I have an opening, I look to finish in the best way: sometimes that means a lay-up, and sometimes that means dunking the basketball. In Europe, with more zone defenses, dunking is really something you do most on the break. I am actually, I think, a good to very good spot-up shooter: but whatever helps my team win, that is what I will do.

Which are your favourite types of dunks this year? Were you excited with so-called 'Kryptonite dunk'?

I appreciate the respect you give me in the dunking area, and I am sure that fans will see me dunk, but dunking is a small part of the game of basketball. If its 1-5% of basketball, then I better take care of some other things first. My best dunk is always the one I havent yet done.

Do you review your own and other dunkers' videos to make improvements? Who are in your list of top-5 dunkers?

I dont review my dunks, they often just happen. The best dunkers in the world are/were: Julius Erving, MJ, Vince Carter, Kobe, Josh Smith

Will you prepare any 'Russian special' type of dunk for your fans?

I havent yet thought about thatcheck back with me once I get accustomed to the expectations of the team.

Lebron James told this autumn that he wants to dunk over ex-president George Bush. What about your answer to King?

Ha-ha. He can do what he wants. Hes the King.

Year 2001 - McDonald's High School Slam Dunk Contest - that David Lee's undressing dunk that brought him 1st place and made you only 2nd. Were there any worse disappointments for you since that time? Would you tell us about your most memorable basketball moments?

If losing a dunk contest was my worst moment, then I should think my career would have been more steady and predictable than it has been to date. I think my most disappointing moment was getting traded by Houston late in the early fall and being released by Denver three weeks later. In Denvers Vet camp, I brought my A game a positive attitude. While management disagreed about keeping or releasing me, in the end being shown the door hurt. I feel Im more than good enough to play at the NBA level, and time will tell. My most memorable moments: Being drafted #31 overall in 2006, and winning Championships at San Antonio and Fenerbahce.

What was your highest point in your basketball career so far?

My highest moment is the improvement I feel I have made as a player in the past year. I took that improvement, and found success at the NBDL level.

What about your current shape - how did you spend your summer and early autumn?

Until about ten days ago, I was in Denvers Vet camp. But I am in good shape now, as I play every day.

What are your strong sides as a player?

Scoring, getting to the free throw line, and man-to-man defense.

What about your weaknesses, which aspects of your game need improvement?

I must continue to get stronger physically, and my aim is to get better and better every day in every phase of the game.

You had an experience with the FIBA Europe basketball rules while playing in Turkey. Are you comfortable with that rules? How do you see yourself in offense in the paint with no 3-second defensive zone violation from bigmen at all?

Well, the American game is isolation, and match ups. European basketball is more of a team game. Part of the reason is that European teams can pack zones, which puts a premium on hitting shots andon the other endmaking the opponent miss.

'White still has a tendency to complain animatedly after any foul call made against him' - should this report from Draftexpress alert us, especially in consideration of arguable refereeing in Russian Superleague?
I have improved in that area 100%. I bring emotion, and sometimes that emotion is misinterpreted. I will say all referees have my respect. They have a tough job.

What about your temperament on and off the court?

Laid back and friendly. At Fenerbahce I felt I was a good teammate, and I stay in touch with many of my teammates from that team.

Your personal aim for this season?

Win every game.

White and Internet - do you like social networks, blogging, etc.?

I am on Facebook, but I dont get there as often as other players. I tried Twitter, but that got old real fast.



Aleksandar Trifunovic steps down as a head coach of Spartak Saint Petersburg - by Eurobasket News
As Eurobasket reported yesterday, the rumor was confirmed today after Aleksandar Trifunovic has left the head coaching post of Spartak St.Petersburg. Assistants coaches Sergei Grishaev and Milan Kotarac will lead the team in the upcoming game against Krasnie Krilya. The news is announced today on the club's official web site. Spartak St.Petersburg currently has 0-4 in Russian A Superleague, but it seems that was not the reason for Trifunovic's move as the coach was generally unsatisfied as his and the club's vision did not match. More information about this is already posted yesterday.

Meanwhile, Russian A Superleague teams prepare for the next round. Four games of Round 4 will be played on November 14 and 15.

Round 4:
Nov. 15 Khimky - Triumph
Nov. 14 Unics - CSKA
Nov. 14 Lok.Rostov - Dynamo M.
Nov. 14 Krasnie Kril. - Spartak SP


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Bosna lands Gorjan Radonjic - by Zoran Popovic
Gorjan Radonjic (199-F-81) is new forward of Bosna. After relised Nikola Vucurovic and Matija Ceskovic, management of Bosna decides to land experienced forward. Last season Radonjic played in Poland for PGE Turow Zgorzelec and on 5 games in Eurocup average scored 3.6 points, in Polish league on 14 games average scored 6.4 points, 1.9 rebounds. Before Bosna and Turow Radonjic played for INSEP in period 1997-2000, Bondy 2000-2002, Dijon 2002-2003, Atlas Banka 2003-2004, Paris Basket Rasing 2004-2005, OKK Beograd and KK Swisslion Takovo.

Vladimir Djokic new head coach of Masinac Kraljevo - by Zoran Popovic
Vladimir Djokic (191-G-71) becomes new head coach of Masinac Kraljevo. Djokic will replace former coach Srboljub Djordjevic. As a player Vladimir Djokic played for Partizan, Crvena Zvezda, Spartak Subotica, Ergonom Best, Balkan Steel Skopje, Vitai Eger Egri Fekete Sasok and Nitra, Djokic started coach career in Gimnazijalac Valjevo and Kolubara Lazarevac.
In the same time, Masinac lands two new players, Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) and Milan Bjegovic (211-C-81, agency: Promotex). Panic already played for Masinac and in career played for Buducnost Pec, Polet Keramika Novi Becej, Lavovi 063, Koper, MENT Vassilakis and Traktorsazi Kordestan. Milan Bjegovic started this season in Metalac Valjevo, but two weeks ago both sides decides to terminate contract and he moved to Masinac. In career Bjegovic started career in Partizan junior team, played for Sloga Kraljevo, Bosna Sarajevo,. Krka Novo Mesto, Alytus Alita, Postojnska jama Postojna, Koper, Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Nicosia, Balkan Botevgrad, Etoile Charleville-Mzires and Radnicki Novi Sad. Milan Bjegovic was member of Yugoslavian U20 National team.



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


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Obie TROTTER
  ToPo
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Trotter, ToPo24.4 
 2. Johnson, LrNM.23.7 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.3 
 4. Hamm, Salon Vilpas22.2 
 5. Washington, KTP21.3 
 6. Turner, LrNM.20.7 
 7. Lowe, Pyrinto20.2 
 8. Elliott, Honka19.5 
 9. Reid, Korihait18.4 
 10. Neltner, Kouv.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lawrence HAMM
  Salon Vilpas
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Hamm, Salon Vilpas12.5 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo11.4 
 3. McDade, KTP11.4 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.8 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot9.8 
 6. Rouse, Namika L.9.4 
 7. Smith, Karhu9.3 
 8. Chones, Kataja9.2 
 9. Kotti, Honka9.0 
 10. Davis, Lr.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Gibson, LrNM.5.0 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti4.0 
 3. Davis, LrNM.4.0 
 4. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.8 
 5. Trotter, ToPo3.6 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto3.4 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait3.3 
 8. Favors, KTP3.2 
 9. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.1 
 10. Gonner, Koriha.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.7 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.3.1 
 3. Davis, LrNM.3.0 
 4. Trotter, ToPo2.6 
 5. Washington, KTP2.3 
 6. Davis, Kataja2.3 
 7. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 8. Elliott, Honka2.1 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto1.8 
 10. Lowe, Pyrin.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 1
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti1.0 
 2. Mulligan, Namika L.1.0 
 3. Huuskonen, Karhu0.8 
 4. Shiloh, Kouvot0.8 
 5. Neltner, Kouvot0.8 
 6. Jones, Karhu0.7 
 7. Riley, Namika Lahti0.7 
 8. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 9. Rouse, Namika L.0.6 
 10. Washington, K.0.6 


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Extraliga Round: 13 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
B.Bystrica - Svit 101-67
Banska Bystrica eased past Svit as Ondrej Kacani (197-F-82) fired 25 points. Peter Dorazil and Gregory Immink had 16 points each for the winners. Roman Findura responded with 13 points in the loss.

Handlova - Pezinok 92-83
Handlova got closer to Pezinok in the ladder beating them at home. Ivan Barisic (201-C-84) came up with 22 points and 6 steals for Handlova. Jaroslav Stefanik delivered 20 points in the win. Nenad Milosevic and Yemi Nicholson responded with 23 points each for Pezinok.

Prievidza - Vahostav-Zilina 84-74
Prievidza celebrated the fifth win as they tamed Zilina at home court. Jeremy Fears (196-G-85, college: Bradley) was responsible with 26 points, 5 boards and 5 assists for the winners. Pavel Bosak added 18 points for the home team. Jozef Bucak replied with 25 points and 7 rebounds for Zilina.

Levice - Komarno 60-70
Komarno upset Levice on the road. Richard Misinsky (186-G-80, agency: Pro Agents-Basketball Careers) notched 17 points to lead the visitors. Marcel Madaj and Zrinko Gudelj had 13 points each for Komarno. Vladimir Klar responded with 16 points for Levice in defeat.

Nova Ves - Nitra 99-104
Nitra prevailed against Nova Ves to improve at 11-1 record on top of the standings. Lubos Pohanka (191-G-77) knocked down 25 points to pace the league leaders. Stanislav Votroubek added 25 points in the win. Artur Mielczarek responded with game-high 31 points for Nova Ves.



Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Nitra 11-1 
 2. Pezinok 9-3 
 3. Handlova 7-5 
 4. Levice 6-6 
 5. Inter Bratisl. 5-6 
 6. Nova Ves 5-6 
 7. Prievidza 5-7 
 8. Komarno 5-7 
 9. B.Bystrica 5-7 
 10. Svit 5-7 
 11. Vahostav-Zilina 2-10 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Dametri HILL
  Nitra
  (202-C-74)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Hill, Nitra19.1 
 2. Archibeque, Levice18.7 
 3. Crouch, Inter B.18.1 
 4. Polakovic, Inter B.17.6 
 5. Futo, Vahostav-Zilina17.1 
 6. Bosak, Prievidza17.1 
 7. Glavinic, Handlova17.1 
 8. Crawford, Levice17.0 
 9. Nicholson, Pezinok16.7 
 10. Laco, Sv.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  Levice
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Archibeque, Levice10.1 
 2. Cvitanovic, Svit8.3 
 3. Szalay, Prievidza8.3 
 4. Nicholson, Pezinok8.2 
 5. Skara, B.Bystrica7.4 
 6. Mroz, Nova Ves6.5 
 7. Tomek, Nitra6.4 
 8. Blagojevic, Komar.6.3 
 9. Batka, Nova Ves6.3 
 10. Lutovsky, Levi.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Levice
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Crawford, Levice9.7 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova8.3 
 3. Demecko, Nova Ves4.8 
 4. Immink, B.Bystrica4.6 
 5. Scott, Nitra4.1 
 6. Milosevic, Pezinok3.8 
 7. Salamun, Komarno3.3 
 8. Crouch, Inter B.3.3 
 9. Zavodny, Vahost.3.2 
 10. Bosak, Prievid.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 David DEMECKO
  Nova Ves
  (190-G/F-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Demecko, Nova Ves2.6 
 2. Crawford, Levice2.6 
 3. Scott, Nitra2.4 
 4. Glavinic, Handlova2.3 
 5. Jackson, Pezinok2.3 
 6. Crouch, Inter B.2.1 
 7. Mielczarek, Nova V.2.0 
 8. Zavodny, Vahost.1.9 
 9. Immink, B.Bystrica1.9 
 10. Kmetoni, Sv.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Levice
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 1
 1. Crawford, Levice1.0 
 2. Blagojevic, Komar.0.9 
 3. Bajic, Svit0.8 
 4. Archibeque, Levice0.7 
 5. Madaj, Komarno0.7 
 6. Demecko, Nova Ves0.6 
 7. Glavinic, Handlova0.6 
 8. Bosak, Prievidza0.6 
 9. Paraik, Handlova0.6 
 10. Salamun, Komar.0.6 


Nova Ves tab Corey Jefferson - by Eurobasket News
Nova Ves signed a deal with Corey Jefferson (183-G-85, college: Texas St.-San Marcos). The trial period is till the end of the month with the possibility of signing the contract for the reminder of the season. The 24-year-old guard graduated from the Texas State University, San Marcos. Corey Jefferson averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 assists and 2.2 boards per game for the Bobcats in his senior season. He received Southland Confernece Honorable Mention in 2009.


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Standings - 1A
Liga Standings
 1. Krka 5-1 
 2. Helios 4-2 
 3. Rudar 3-2 
 4. Geoplin Slovan 3-2 
 5. TCG Mercator 3-2 
 6. Elektra Esotech 3-2 
 7. Parklji 2-3 
 8. Zlatorog 2-3 
 9. Alpos Sentjur 2-3 
 10. Luka Koper 2-3 
 11. Polzela 2-3 
 12. Sencur CP 0-5 
Will join on later stage:
 1. U.Olimpija


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Marcus CRENSHAW
  Sentjur
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Crenshaw, Sentjur25.4 
 2. Snow, Helios20.0 
 3. Nikolic, Krka18.7 
 4. Dragic, Geoplin .18.4 
 5. Markic, Luka Koper18.2 
 6. Jagodnik, Polzela17.7 
 7. Bubnic, Zlatorog17.4 
 8. Feeley, Elektra .17.3 
 9. Drzic, Luka Koper17.0 
 10. Erzen, Parkl.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Goran JAGODNIK
  Hemofarm
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 12
 1. Jagodnik, Polzela12.0 
 2. Nikolic, Krka10.3 
 3. Udrih, Polzela10.0 
 4. Feeley, Elektra .9.5 
 5. Jovanovic, Sencur C.8.8 
 6. Ibok, Polzela8.6 
 7. Kosec, Parklji7.2 
 8. Simovic, Sentjur7.0 
 9. Markic, Luka Koper6.8 
 10. Cup, Elektr.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus CRENSHAW
  Sentjur
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.6 
 2. Mocnik, Helios5.2 
 3. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.0 
 4. Anzulovic, Rudar4.2 
 5. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.8 
 6. Cmer, Zlatorog3.4 
 7. Zadnik, Geoplin .3.0 
 8. Novak, Geoplin Slovan3.0 
 9. Jovanovic, Sencur C.2.8 
 10. Jersin, Parkl.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Sanel BAJRAMLIC
  Helios
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bajramlic, Helios2.4 
 2. Finzgar, TCG M.2.2 
 3. Zadnik, Geoplin .2.2 
 4. Dragic, Geoplin .2.2 
 5. Lapornik, Sentjur2.0 
 6. Mezek, TCG M.2.0 
 7. Strnad, Zlatorog2.0 
 8. Mlakar, Geoplin .1.8 
 9. Kosec, Parklji1.8 
 10. Jovanovic, Sencur.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros NIKOLIC
  Krka
  (207-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Nikolic, Krka1.7 
 2. Finzgar, TCG M.1.4 
 3. Ibok, Polzela1.2 
 4. Cup, Elektra .1.0 
 5. Sviridov, Polzela1.0 
 6. Pavic, Geoplin Slovan1.0 
 7. Virijevic, Sencur C.0.8 
 8. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.6 
 9. Feeley, Elektra .0.5 
 10. Laskevic, Heli.0.5 


Sentjur brings back Cebular - by Zeljko Zule
Sentjur inked former National Team member Sandi Cebular (196-G-86) ex Beirasar Rosalia who already played for Sentjur from 2002 to 2006. Cebular signed an open contract with option that he can leave the team if he gets much better offer. Last season he averaged 6,3 points, 2,8 rebounds and 1,0 assists in 33 games of Spanish LEB-Gold League. .

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KBL Round: 13 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Daegu Orions - SK Knights 100-84
Daegu Orions became the only team in the round to nail three digits as they beat SK Knights 100:84. Hill Herbert (203-F-84, college: Providence) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 12 boards, while Sandrin Daniel followed him with 18. Walker Samaki chipped in 18 points in the losing effort.

ET Land B.Sl. - Dongbu Promy 69-76
ET Land Elephants scored only 2 points in 4th Quarter against Dongbu Promy. The latter grabbed 76:69 victory to send the Elephants to 1-11 record. Chandler Marquin (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.) led the way with 26 points and Lee Kwang-Jae scored 15. Song Su-In produced 13 points in defeat.

KCC Egis - LG Sakers 95-66
Johnson Ivan (203-C-84, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) and Ha Seung-Jin combined 40 points and 21 rebounds as their KCC Egis outscored LG Sakers 95:66. Bradshaw Craig (207-F/C-83, college: Winthrop) ended up with 13 points in defeat and Baek In-Seon added 11.

KT&G Kites - Sonic Boom KT 66-86
Sonic Boom KT rolled over KT&G Kites 86:66 at the end of the Regular Season Round 13. Johnson Jasper (201-C-83, college: Delta St.) paced all the winners with 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Park Sang-Oh nailed 17. Bell Rashad finished the night with 20 points in the losing case.



Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Sonic Boom KT 9-2 
 2. Dongbu Promy 8-3 
 3. LG Sakers 8-4 
 4. KCC Egis 7-4 
 5. Mobis Phoebus 6-5 
 6. SK Knights 6-5 
 7. Samsung Th. 5-5 
 8. Daegu Orions 3-8 
 9. KT&G Kites 2-8 
 10. ET Land B.Sl. 1-11 


ET Land Elephants had dishonorable tied record - by Jerry Lee
ET Land Elephants had dishonorable tied record by scoring only 2 points in 4th Quarter last night.

The Elephants were looking for just their second win of the season when they met the Dongbu Promy, but the Elephants were still mired in deep slump with a ten-game losing steak.

The Elephants had good game until the end of 3rd Quarter leading by 12points, but they couldnt stop Chandler Marquin (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.) in 4th Quarter.
With 26 points (15points in 4th Quarter), Chandler Marquin led the Promy to an 75-69 victory. The Elephants only scored 2points by Amal McCaskills free throw in last couple minuets of 4th Quater.



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  SPAIN   


Sergio De La Fuente pens deal with Breogan - by Eurobasket News
Breogan followed an impressive start in LEB Gold with another market move. The team strengthened their roster with addition of young talented Sergio De La Fuente (198-C-89). The 20-year-old forward spent his entire previous career in Valladolid. Last season Sergio De La Fuente averaged 5.3 points and 2.5 boards per game in the league. The forward also helped the Spanish U20 selection earn bronze medals at the European Championship in Greece this summer. Sergio De La Fuente tallied 12.0 points, 5.1 boards and 1.1 steals per appearance in Rhodes.


Alfredo Julbe takes over River Andorra - by Eurobasket News
Alfredo Julbe became the new head coach for River Andorra team. The 49-year-old specialist used to work with Zaragoza in 2002-2006 seasons. Earlier Alfrode Julbe worked with Badalona and Caceres. He was named ACB Coach of the Year back in 1997. Alfredo Julbe is going to replace Joan Carles Pie at the helm of the LEB Silver team. River Andorra enjoy 4-2 record after seven rounds of action in the league.


Ryan Richards the 18 year NBA draft prospect back in Gran Canaria - by Eurobasket
Ryan Richards (210-F-91) the 18 year old NBA draft prospect is back in Gran Canaria, Spain and is ready for action in the ACB and the EuroCup.
Earlier this summer he was courted and offered deals by ACB powerhouse Tau Victoria and Bologna the 2008-09 EuroCup Champions but both deals did not meet Ryan's objectives.
In Europe its big business for the teams to sign talented young players to long term contracts in return of million dollar NBA and European buyouts similar to the Rubio deal.
According to Ryan's agent the Gran Canaria deal was more favorable for Ryans current needs and the NBA and European Buyouts were friendly.
Gran Canaria is very excited to have Ryan back on the island and feels that he has the potential to develop into a big time player.
Ryan according to the Gran Canaria team is a lot more mature now and has the right attitude compared to when he was there three years ago.
Ryan currently is 6'11 and 240lbs/109kg and has the offensive skills similar to Lamar Odom with natural inside and outside scoring ability.
However the team would like Ryan to develop into a better defensive player and is currently focusing on improving that area of his game.
Ryan has not played in any ACB games this season due to fact that the club is waiting for one of their foreign players to receive his Spanish passport shortly which will make Ryan eligible for ACB competition.
ACB teams in Spain have a limit of non Spanish players that can be on a teams roster including Bosman A players.
Back in the 2006-07 Ryan went to Gran Canaria on what was supposed to be a basketball scholarship according to his family but not knowingly he signed a three year professional contract with the Spanish Club.
Ryan at 15 years captured the attention of the NBA scouting community by being the youngest player ever to play in the NIKE Hoop Summit.
NBA scouts marveled at his size and skill level in practice and thought he had the most potential of any of the players at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2007.
Some of the players featured at the 2007 event included OJ Mayo, Michael Beasley, Derrick Rose, Jerryd Bayless, Nicholas Batum and host of other NBA draftees.
However since the 2007 Ryan Richards has not been seen by the NBA scouting community except at the 2008 Nike Junior Tournament at the EuroLeague Final Four in Madrid where he played extremely well.
After the event Ryan was offered a multi-year endorsement deal by Nike that he signed in the summer of 2008.
In the United States young NBA prospects have a variety issues with agents, runners and AAU affiliations that constantly target and exploit these players for financial incentives.
A couple of examples include the OJ Mayo and Derrick Rose situations where the NCAA programs were victims of the exploitation of the future NBA athletes.
In Europe Ryan Richards situation is the classic example of this type of exploitation by coaches, clubs, agents and organizations looking to financially benefit off of a promising young player.
According to Ryan's family the past three years since he left the UK to development in a better basketball environment in Spain has been a rollercoaster ride filled with promises from a variety of individuals claiming his best interest in hand that have placed him into poor situations only beneficial to their own financial interest.
His NCAA college eligibility was forfeited as soon as he signed what the family thought was an athletic scholarship in Gran Canaria to develop his basketball in Spain.
The coach who recruited Ryan to was instrumental in getting Ryan into Gran Canaria but took advantage of a single mother who knew nothing about the basketball business.
The coach was eventually fired from Gran Canaria and took Ryan to a new basketball academy the following year (2007-08) which he started in the Canaria Islands.
Ryan gives a lot of credit of his development to his former coach due to practicing three times daily something he would not have received in the UK.
However the coach was more focused on controlling his career for financial incentives and as a result Ryan did not receive any exposure during the 2007-08 season and did not play in a quality league that year or event the Nike Hoop Summit in 2008.
His family under the guidance of a British Basketball organization terminated the controversial coach from handling his affairs and introduced Ryan to an agent who was the central figure of a well publicized scandal in the USA of stealing millions of dollars from a current and well known NBA player.
In addition the agent was also tied to an ongoing investigation of one of the top NCAA programs in the country.
As a result Ryan and his family was lured to sign what he thought was a legitimate multi-year deal in Belgium under the influence of the agent and a British Basketball figure only to spend the entire year in Belgium practicing with the professional mens team and playing in a weak forth division league where he did not play against any quality competition.
In Belgium he did get the opportunity to practice everyday against quality professional players which helped his confidence but in comparison to other top young European prospects the situation was a poor choice for developing a potential NBA player.
After the season the family was informed by FIBA that the well known Belgium team knowingly had him there all year illegally due to the fact that they never applied for his letter of clearance from Gran Canaria. The Belgium team only applied for his letter of clearance after the 2008-09 season hoping to beat the system but made the mistake of playing him in three official games which FIBA identified.
The Belgium team never attempted to contact Gran Canaria in order to negotiate his letter of clearance according to the officials at Gran Canaria.
The entire Spanish basketball community was puzzled about the mishandling of the talented Ryan Richards and why he did not play in a quality league for the past two years.
According to Ryan the Belgium team always issued a variety of excuses why he could not play that season on the professional team and had assured him that they had acquired his rights from Gran Canaria.
However the real reason Ryan did not play all season was the fact that he was there illegally and he was definitely talented enough to get playing time in the Belgium league.
Ryan and his family were amazed by this obvious breach of trust by the people who claimed to have Ryans development as their key interest and realized that the deal was only about the financial reward of the $500,000 NBA buyout clause placed in his Belgium contract.
Any agent in Europe with integrity could have located Ryan a quality situation more suitable for his NBA development in Spain, Italy or France and the teams would have negotiated his letter of clearance with no issues.
In Europe teams, agents and other individuals line up for their piece of the cake in these large buyouts deals involving young talented prospects that are typically paid peanuts and have long term agreements.
This is the new business game in the European basketball market as talented young prospects buyouts are controlled by the clubs and agents for future financial gains.
FIBA has issued a fine to the appropriate Belgium organization for Ryans illegal transfer of the 2008-09 season and this situation was one of the more interesting cases that FIBA experienced this summer.
Since the Nike Hoop Summit in 2007 when Ryan was 15 years old he has only played in a few significant club games outside of the England National team schedule due to this unique exploitation.
Ryan said he has experienced a lot in the past three years regarding the European basketball business but is eager to be one of the youngest prospects ever to play at the ACB level since Ricky Rubio and get drafted to the NBA.
Ryan really impressed the coaching staffs at Tau Victoria and Bologna with his talent during workouts in September and some coaches felt he has the potential to develop at the small forward position at the next level.
Gran Canaria is very excited about his upside potential and his work ethic to date but wants him to continue to improve by working hard in practice every day.
NBA scouts are scheduled to scout Ryans practices and games in Spain during the season.
Ryan has played a few EBA games this year for the Gran Canaria team for fitness reasons and is potentially scheduled to play in their EuroCup opening game in Greece on November 24th.
By Darryl Reshaw


Fuenla Hit By Injuries To Two Stars - by Paul Nilsen
Ayuda en Accion Fuenlabrada are likely to be under strength for the next couple of league games in the ACB after the club revealed that in-form guard Gerald Fitch (191-G-82, agency: SportsTalent, college: Kentucky) is a big doubt for the derby game in Madrid at Estudiantes. Fitch who has so far been the sensation of the ACB having scooped a couple of MVP awards damaged his knee during last weeks disappointing home loss to Valencia. Latvian big man Kaspars Berzins (213-F/C-85) is also out for at least two weeks after he damaged his right ankle. Fuenla won their first four games of the new season but head to Estu looking to now avoid a third straight loss.

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  SWEDEN   


Basketligan: No surprises in Round 13 - by Eurobasket News
Sundsvall - 08 77-68
The Dragons remain on top of the standings with impressive 11-2 record. This time Andrew Spagrud (203-F-85) was a key player in victory nailing 25 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Johan Jeansson (197-G-85) added 19 pts. Joakim Blom posted 16 for the guests, who fell to 1-11.

Boras - Uppsala 73-63
Boras registered fifth victory of the season mostly owing to Henrik Carlsson (193-G-80), who scored 22 points. Michael Palm (208-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: W.Washington) also was great netting 18 points and pulling down 16 rebounds. In Uppsala (4-9), Fredrik Jonzen responded with 15 pts and 7 rebs.

Eco Orebro - Solna 72-79
The Vikings jumped to 10-2 score after nice 72-79 road win against Eco Orebro (8-5). Martin Pahlmblad (193-G-86) once again led his team scoring 23, while Rudy Mbemba (181-G-87) followed him with 2 points less. The hosts got 27 points from Drazen Klaric.

Norrkoping - Gothia Basket 102-69
10-2 for the Dolphins and 5-8 for Gothia Basket after this game. Fred Drains (195-F-71, college: Kean) stepped up in victory with 22 and Oladapo Ayuba (198-F-86, college: UMKC) added 15 points and 9 boards. Rhys Carter replied with 18 pts in defeat.

Plannja - Jamtland 83-54
Brandon McKnight (188-G-83, agency: Promotex, college: Purdue) led Plannja with 16, Johan Akesson had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Gustav Nystrom (188-G, college: Hope (MI)) and Jim Enbom added 11 pts each. Dokun Akingbade collected 13 pts and 9 rebs in defeat. Plannja 10-2, Jamtland 1-10.


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Drazen KLARIC
  Eco Orebro
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 21
 1. Klaric, Eco Orebro21.0 
 2. McKnight, Plannja19.3 
 3. Palm, Boras16.6 
 4. Ringstrom, Gothia B.16.2 
 5. Sigurdarson, Sunds.15.8 
 6. Ryan, Plannja15.3 
 7. Nystrom, Boras15.3 
 8. Westerlund, 0815.3 
 9. Pahlmblad, Solna15.2 
 10. Person, Uppsa.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Palm, Boras11.4 
 2. Ringstrom, Gothia B.10.5 
 3. Konare, Jamtland10.0 
 4. Akingbade, Jamtl.8.2 
 5. Akesson, Plannja8.1 
 6. Spagrud, Sundsvall7.9 
 7. Jonker, Sundsvall7.7 
 8. Djordjic, Soder.7.5 
 9. Djuric, Uppsala7.4 
 10. Klaric, Eco Oreb.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew MITCHELL
  Solna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Mitchell, Solna6.4 
 2. Levin, Sundsvall6.2 
 3. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.0 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping5.1 
 5. Sigurdarson, Sunds.4.5 
 6. Chuk, Sodertalje4.5 
 7. McKnight, Plannja4.2 
 8. Larsson, Plannja4.1 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping4.0 
 10. Carter, Gothia.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.8 
 2. Grant, Norrkoping2.6 
 3. Hellgren, Jamtland2.6 
 4. Chuk, Sodertalje2.5 
 5. McKnight, Plannja2.3 
 6. Mitchell, Solna2.1 
 7. Crone, Sodertalje2.0 
 8. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.9 
 9. Saks, Norrkoping1.9 
 10. Westerlund,1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Palm, Boras1.5 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.5 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.4 
 4. McNaull, Norrkoping1.3 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.3 
 6. Konare, Jamtland1.2 
 7. Drains, Norrkoping1.0 
 8. Akesson, Plannja0.9 
 9. Blom, 080.8 
 10. Spagrud, Sundsva.0.8 


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  SYRIA   


Rami Issa talks to Hend Abufarie - by Sammy Nanneh
This week saw the Ittihad's very own Rami Issa (202-F-82) sit down with one of the Middle East's most successful basketball player agents, the Jordanian American, Hend Abufarie. Who is co-owner of the company Team Unity. You can take a further look at their website http://teamunity.org/

Rami: So Hend, What do you think of the man people who work as agents for players without having to get formal authorization from the International Federation of Basketball?

Hend: Personally, I am with the principle that to be an agent you must be a former basketball player or a former traine. This is important so that the agent can feel a real sense of the player and recognize any possible problems and so the agent can market the player as appropriate.

Rami: Madame Houdrtk India holds a proxy for regular players of the International Federation, Is it possible to tell us about how to obtain this certificate?

Hend: It is a collection of books and laws about how to deal between clubs and players, and how to protect the rights of each party. Tests are performed each year in Switzerland, and each holds a certificate and a large amount of insurance to the International Federation, this is in order to ensure seriousness of the work by Allagent.

Rami: Your agency is one of the largest companies operating in the Middle East, what is the secret behind this proliferation?

Hend: In addition to our work with a large number of players under the corresponding Fellow American company, we represent a large number of stars in all the Arab world from Tunisia and Jordan to Morocco. This proliferation is mainly due to the fact that both players and clubs trust us as a company that respects its dealings and obligations. For example, Wayne Oliver, who could not receive payment from his club, which forced us as a responsible company to pay an amount of four thousand dollars to him to solve the financial crisis while the club granted him freedom to travel because he had received an offer from a club in Jordan.

Rami: What is the basis of selecting a player?

Hend: We have two sets of criteria for selecting our players, the first is a technical/able player and the second is the morality of the player. We reject the representation of any player who does not have a high moral character, because any ill morals will represent the company abroad as well as the player. Therefore, we often consult the coach and the university about the conduct of the player and his commitment before we ask for his level and ability in basketball. Thank God the problems of our players are few and almost non-existent.

Rami: Do you have the intention to become a player agent and help Syrians get scouted abroad?

Hend: Frankly, yes, the idea has caught my attention, a lot of Syrian players have taken my interest, three of them at the Ittihad, two in the evacuation and one player in each of the Yarmouk and dignity, and God willing, in the coming days I will speak with those involved.

Rami: What are your projects in the future of Team Unity?

Hend: God willing, I will try and coach Rizkallah Zlaom for a summer league in Jordan once we get the required approval of Jordan. This will include a training camp and friendly games between players of both American and Arabic decent.

Rami: As someone with dual nationality of Jordan and USA, how do you feel about Jordan qualifying for the World Championships 2010 in Turkey along side teams like USA and Spain?

Hend: I feel a great sense of pride, but this great dream is not only for the Jordanians, but the whole Arab world.

Rami: But some experts believe that the great success was the result of foreign players who only qualified as Jordanians, and not naturalized players, the children of Jordan?

Hend: If you are referring to Rasim Wright, they are wrong, because basketball is a team game and every team has 12 players, so Rasim Wright does not constitute as the sole reason for Jordans success.

Rami: As a final question, what do you think Syrian basketball lacks, and why hasn't it reached the successes of neigbours Jordan and Lebanon?

Hend: In my opinion the national team lacks a long term (at least two years) trainer, so he can express his ideas to the players and reap the desired result, I think it is a good idea to have one of the Syrian league coaches lead the national team because he will be fully aware of the players around the league and will have a higher chance of unlocking their potenial.
Interview translated by Sammy Nanneh


Tishreen sign with PRENTICE MCGRUDER - by Ahmad Madwar
The new club in Syrian league Tishree sign with his former player PRENTICE MCGRUDER and his is agency is ( Team Unity )
PRENTICE played in last season in IBL 22 games and his stats are : 22 games: 3.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.2apg
but his stats when he played in Syria since 5 years 22ppg and 4apg

Alaa Jokhaji is the new coach for ALyarmok

Radenko Orlovic is the new coach for Alwathba
Rami Issa still search for new club


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  TURKEY   


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mustafa ABI
  ITU
  (197-G-79)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Abi, ITU27.5 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.24.8 
 3. Karamahmut, Usak24.5 
 4. Gursu, Genc Banvit23.8 
 5. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.0 
 6. Kan, Yesilyurt21.8 
 7. Smith, Duzce Genclik21.0 
 8. Kaya, Gelisim21.0 
 9. Nelson, Akhisar Bld20.3 
 10. Kirk, Yeni Nes.19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 17
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt17.0 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal15.0 
 3. Egemonye, Optimum .12.0 
 4. Gokay, Akcakoca P.11.8 
 5. Garrison, Pamuk.11.5 
 6. Eiukwu, Usak11.3 
 7. Curtis, Beykoz11.0 
 8. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.11.0 
 9. Ekmen, ITU10.8 
 10. Taylor, Vest.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Gokhan SENOL
  Final Genclik
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Senol, Final Genclik7.8 
 2. Ogut, Genc Telekom6.3 
 3. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.8 
 4. Kan, Yesilyurt5.8 
 5. Tunceri, Hacettep.5.5 
 6. Yolcu, Selcuk Univ.5.5 
 7. Ay, TED Istanbul5.3 
 8. Tutuncu, Beykoz5.3 
 9. Adiguzel, Orman G.5.0 
 10. Akyol, Olin Gencl.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sertay GURSU
  Genc Banvit
  (--87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gursu, Genc Banvit3.5 
 2. Baras, TED Istanbul3.3 
 3. Eris, Istanbul B.B.3.3 
 4. Senol, Final Genclik3.0 
 5. Dizici, Yeni Nesil3.0 
 6. Kocamis, Gelisim2.8 
 7. Demirer, Duzce G.2.8 
 8. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.2.8 
 9. Canititiz, Genc B.2.5 
 10. Demirci, Akhisar B.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.8 
 2. Taylor, Vestel2.5 
 3. Binici, Genc Banvit2.3 
 4. Garrison, Pamuk.2.0 
 5. Mumcuogullar., Vestel2.0 
 6. Courtney, Final G.2.0 
 7. Yapar, Trabzonspor1.8 
 8. Brown, Yesilyurt1.8 
 9. Ekmen, ITU1.8 
 10. Turkyilmaz, Genc.1.8 


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  UKRAINE   


Break news: VTB, friendlies and roster updates - by Platon Khegai
During the break in Ukrainian SL some friendlies took place:

Budivelnyk overcame Gryfony in Yevpatoriya where the Gladiators had their training camp. The game was very friendly, even personal fouls were not taken into account.
Budivelnyk - Gryfony 79:62 (20:16, 25:15, 18:17, 16:14)
B: Zimmerman 13, Henderson 16, Yakovlev 10, Malysh 5, Anisimov 14; Lokhmanchouk 2, Khyzhniak 2, Guinn 10, Nerush 5, Kobzistyi 2. DNP: Balashov (rehabilitation), El-Amin (family circumstances).
G: Atanackovic 16, Sizov 2, Wilson 2, Vinogradov 14, Tomasek 13; Johnson 5, Miletic 6, Petrovski 2, Bayandin 2.

Khimik - Odessa 72:90 (15:24, 23:25, 18:25, 16:16)
Mitchell and Blanchard did not play for Khimik. Most effective for the winners were DeGroat and Coleman who scored 22 points each.

Nenad Canak (11.5 pts, 5 rebs) leaved Gryfony while Politekhnika-Galychyna said good-bye to Nikola Vasic (7.2 pts). Credits: isport.ua

VTB League game between Azovmash and Zalgiris moves to Kaunas on Nov. 18 and return game will be held in Mariupol on Jan. 10. This happened because of Zalgiris' request to change host teams due to recommendation of Lithuanian government not to visit Ukraine during the quarantine. Credits: vtb-league.com


Superleague resumes on Nov. 14 - by Platon Khegai
As SL website informs, Ukrainian men's championship resumes on Saturday, 14th of November. The games will be carried out according to the calendar and not in corpore.
By common consent of the clubs, the first three games are:
1. Khimik - Donetsk (@ Yuzhny)
2. Galychyna - Ferro-ZNTU (@ Zapor.)
3. Kyiv - Hoverla (@ Kyiv)
Resumption date for the rest of SL Championship and Cup games will be assigned additionally.


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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Ryan Richards the 18 year NBA draft prospect back in Gran Canaria - by Eurobasket
Ryan Richards (210-F-91) the 18 year old NBA draft prospect is back in Gran Canaria, Spain and is ready for action in the ACB and the EuroCup.
Earlier this summer he was courted and offered deals by ACB powerhouse Tau Victoria and Bologna the 2008-09 EuroCup Champions but both deals did not meet Ryan's objectives.
In Europe its big business for the teams to sign talented young players to long term contracts in return of million dollar NBA and European buyouts similar to the Rubio deal.
According to Ryan's agent the Gran Canaria deal was more favorable for Ryans current needs and the NBA and European Buyouts were friendly.
Gran Canaria is very excited to have Ryan back on the island and feels that he has the potential to develop into a big time player.
Ryan according to the Gran Canaria team is a lot more mature now and has the right attitude compared to when he was there three years ago.
Ryan currently is 6'11 and 240lbs/109kg and has the offensive skills similar to Lamar Odom with natural inside and outside scoring ability.
However the team would like Ryan to develop into a better defensive player and is currently focusing on improving that area of his game.
Ryan has not played in any ACB games this season due to fact that the club is waiting for one of their foreign players to receive his Spanish passport shortly which will make Ryan eligible for ACB competition.
ACB teams in Spain have a limit of non Spanish players that can be on a teams roster including Bosman A players.
Back in the 2006-07 Ryan went to Gran Canaria on what was supposed to be a basketball scholarship according to his family but not knowingly he signed a three year professional contract with the Spanish Club.
Ryan at 15 years captured the attention of the NBA scouting community by being the youngest player ever to play in the NIKE Hoop Summit.
NBA scouts marveled at his size and skill level in practice and thought he had the most potential of any of the players at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2007.
Some of the players featured at the 2007 event included OJ Mayo, Michael Beasley, Derrick Rose, Jerryd Bayless, Nicholas Batum and host of other NBA draftees.
However since the 2007 Ryan Richards has not been seen by the NBA scouting community except at the 2008 Nike Junior Tournament at the EuroLeague Final Four in Madrid where he played extremely well.
After the event Ryan was offered a multi-year endorsement deal by Nike that he signed in the summer of 2008.
In the United States young NBA prospects have a variety issues with agents, runners and AAU affiliations that constantly target and exploit these players for financial incentives.
A couple of examples include the OJ Mayo and Derrick Rose situations where the NCAA programs were victims of the exploitation of the future NBA athletes.
In Europe Ryan Richards situation is the classic example of this type of exploitation by coaches, clubs, agents and organizations looking to financially benefit off of a promising young player.
According to Ryan's family the past three years since he left the UK to development in a better basketball environment in Spain has been a rollercoaster ride filled with promises from a variety of individuals claiming his best interest in hand that have placed him into poor situations only beneficial to their own financial interest.
His NCAA college eligibility was forfeited as soon as he signed what the family thought was an athletic scholarship in Gran Canaria to develop his basketball in Spain.
The coach who recruited Ryan to was instrumental in getting Ryan into Gran Canaria but took advantage of a single mother who knew nothing about the basketball business.
The coach was eventually fired from Gran Canaria and took Ryan to a new basketball academy the following year (2007-08) which he started in the Canaria Islands.
Ryan gives a lot of credit of his development to his former coach due to practicing three times daily something he would not have received in the UK.
However the coach was more focused on controlling his career for financial incentives and as a result Ryan did not receive any exposure during the 2007-08 season and did not play in a quality league that year or event the Nike Hoop Summit in 2008.
His family under the guidance of a British Basketball organization terminated the controversial coach from handling his affairs and introduced Ryan to an agent who was the central figure of a well publicized scandal in the USA of stealing millions of dollars from a current and well known NBA player.
In addition the agent was also tied to an ongoing investigation of one of the top NCAA programs in the country.
As a result Ryan and his family was lured to sign what he thought was a legitimate multi-year deal in Belgium under the influence of the agent and a British Basketball figure only to spend the entire year in Belgium practicing with the professional mens team and playing in a weak forth division league where he did not play against any quality competition.
In Belgium he did get the opportunity to practice everyday against quality professional players which helped his confidence but in comparison to other top young European prospects the situation was a poor choice for developing a potential NBA player.
After the season the family was informed by FIBA that the well known Belgium team knowingly had him there all year illegally due to the fact that they never applied for his letter of clearance from Gran Canaria. The Belgium team only applied for his letter of clearance after the 2008-09 season hoping to beat the system but made the mistake of playing him in three official games which FIBA identified.
The Belgium team never attempted to contact Gran Canaria in order to negotiate his letter of clearance according to the officials at Gran Canaria.
The entire Spanish basketball community was puzzled about the mishandling of the talented Ryan Richards and why he did not play in a quality league for the past two years.
According to Ryan the Belgium team always issued a variety of excuses why he could not play that season on the professional team and had assured him that they had acquired his rights from Gran Canaria.
However the real reason Ryan did not play all season was the fact that he was there illegally and he was definitely talented enough to get playing time in the Belgium league.
Ryan and his family were amazed by this obvious breach of trust by the people who claimed to have Ryans development as their key interest and realized that the deal was only about the financial reward of the $500,000 NBA buyout clause placed in his Belgium contract.
Any agent in Europe with integrity could have located Ryan a quality situation more suitable for his NBA development in Spain, Italy or France and the teams would have negotiated his letter of clearance with no issues.
In Europe teams, agents and other individuals line up for their piece of the cake in these large buyouts deals involving young talented prospects that are typically paid peanuts and have long term agreements.
This is the new business game in the European basketball market as talented young prospects buyouts are controlled by the clubs and agents for future financial gains.
FIBA has issued a fine to the appropriate Belgium organization for Ryans illegal transfer of the 2008-09 season and this situation was one of the more interesting cases that FIBA experienced this summer.
Since the Nike Hoop Summit in 2007 when Ryan was 15 years old he has only played in a few significant club games outside of the England National team schedule due to this unique exploitation.
Ryan said he has experienced a lot in the past three years regarding the European basketball business but is eager to be one of the youngest prospects ever to play at the ACB level since Ricky Rubio and get drafted to the NBA.
Ryan really impressed the coaching staffs at Tau Victoria and Bologna with his talent during workouts in September and some coaches felt he has the potential to develop at the small forward position at the next level.
Gran Canaria is very excited about his upside potential and his work ethic to date but wants him to continue to improve by working hard in practice every day.
NBA scouts are scheduled to scout Ryans practices and games in Spain during the season.
Ryan has played a few EBA games this year for the Gran Canaria team for fitness reasons and is potentially scheduled to play in their EuroCup opening game in Greece on November 24th.
By Darryl Reshaw


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  URUGUAY   


Jennings leads Cordon to beat Malvin - by Hector Lopez
Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, agency: GOTathletes, college: Gardner-Webb) scored 30 points and Ryan Blankson (201-F-80, college: Loyola, IL) grabbed 19 rebounds when Cordon beat Malvin 96-84 to maintain the possibilities to play the Super 4, a torunament to qualify one team for the Liga de las Americas. Malvin need to beat Atenas next Thursday to qualify, if not, Cordon will play the Super 4. For Malvin Brian Wethers (194-F/G-80, college: California) and Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Xavier) netted 17 points each one. Bigua defeat Union Atletica 95-83 with 30 points by Emilio Taboada (193-F-82) and 18 by Dwight Burke (203-F-86, college: Marquette), who also took 19 rebounds. For UnioN Atletica Tarrie Monroe (202-F-77, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Lewis) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, while Chris Ellis (206-F-84, college: Wake Forest) netted 11.


Standings - LUB
LUB Standings
 1. Defensor 12-3 
 2. Atenas 11-3 
 3. Malvin 9-5 
 4. Un.Atletica 9-6 
 5. Cordon 9-6 
 6. Aguada 8-7 
 7. Bigua 8-7 
 8. Sayago 8-7 
 9. Anastasia 8-7 
 10. Ferro Carril 6-8 
 11. Cader 6-9 
 12. Olimpia 6-9 
 13. Hebraica 6-9 
 14. Trouville 5-10 
 15. Bohemios 4-11 
 16. Tabare 3-11 


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  VENEZUELA   


LNB 2009 Semifinals - Matchday 1: Tiburones and Centauros take the lead - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Tiburones de Vargas and, Centauros de Apure took the lead in the LNB 2009 Semifinals, the first team by being relentless at home and defeating the tough Espartanos de Margarita and the second team by surprising Graneros de Portuguesa as visitors in Guanare.

SEMIFINAL A (Tiburones leads 1-0)
Tiburones de Vargas 115 - Espartanos de Margarita 102

Jose Maria Vargas Arena - La Guaira, Vargas

Quarter by quarter
TIB: 28-28-27-32= 115
ESP: 22-27-29-24= 102
Scorers
TIB: Alejandro Barrios (205-C-79) 32 points, Evan Brock (204-F-84) 19 points, Cesar Silva (187-G/F-81) 19 points
ESP: Angelo Reyes (205-F/C-81) 25 points and 11 rebounds, Hector Romero (202-F-80) 23 points, Alex Quiroz (185-G-75) 19 points, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, college: Houston) 12 points, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 12 points


SEMIFINAL B (Centauros leads 1-0)
Centauros de Apure 83 - Graneros de Portuguesa 77
Lara Figueroa Arena - Guanare, Portuguesa

Quarter by quarter
GRA: 16-19-21-21= 77
CEN: 26-14-26-17= 83
Scorers
CEN: Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82) 16 points, Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) 15 points
GRA: Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) 16 points, Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) 13 points



LNB 2009 Semifinals - Matchday 2: Tiburones move to 2-0, Graneros ties 1-1 - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Tiburones de Vargas and, Centauros de Apure took the lead in the LNB 2009 Semifinals, the first team by being relentless at home and defeating the tough Espartanos de Margarita and the second team by surprising Graneros de Portuguesa as visitors in Guanare.

SEMIFINAL A (Tiburones leads 2-0)
Tiburones de Vargas 90 - Espartanos de Margarita 89

Jose Maria Vargas Arena - La Guaira, Vargas

Quarter by quarter
TIB: Not available= 90
ESP: Not available= 89
Scorers
TIB: Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) 24 points, Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) 21 points, Evan Brock (204-F-84) 12 points
ESP: Hector Romero (202-F-80) 29 points, Alex Quiroz (185-G-75) 14 points, Pedro Brito (202-F/C-82) 13 points, Angelo Reyes (205-F/C-81) 12 points


SEMIFINAL B (Series tied 1-1)
Graneros de Portuguesa 89 - Centauros de Apure 86
Lara Figueroa Arena - Guanare, Portuguesa

Quarter by quarter
GRA: 25-17-25-22= 89
CEN: 20-23-22-21= 86
Scorers
GRA: Terquin Mott (203-F-74) 24 points, Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) 20 points, Pedro Cubillan (187-G-82) 16 points
CEN: Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82) 32 points, Michael Flores (192-G-85) 13 points, Kervin Bracho (204-F/C-78) 10 points, Rene Farias (188-G-86) 10 points




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Women News

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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Marianna Tolo sets record and wins Player of the Week - by Eurobasket News
Canberra Capitals centre Marianna Tolo (196-C-89) has been named the Player of the Week in Round 6 of the Womens National Basketball League after a record-breaking performance to beat three fellow Jayco Opals to the title.

The 20-year-old set a new WNBL Record of 13 blocks in a single game give her the nod over outstanding performances by three-time Olympian Kristi Harrower, two-time Olympian Suzy Batkovic-Brown, and Australian basketballs next big thing Liz Cambage.

Tolo surpassed Jayco Opals star Lauren Jacksons nine-year-old mark of 11 blocked shots in a single game on Friday as she led the Capitals over previously undefeated Townsville Fire.

I only found out it was Lauren Jacksons record when my mum told me, Tolo said.

Im pretty proud of breaking the record, Lauren Jacksons a great player obviously, the best in the world so its crazy.

After last weeks upset and the first loss to Townsville two weeks ago everyone was pumped up for the game and we really needed to get a win to stay near the top of the ladder. We were ready to go and I think thats what caused us to keep fighting and get the win in the last quarter.

The 196cm centre top scored with 21 points and grabbed a team high 10 rebounds to go with the 13 blocks and complete the triple double, her first in the WNBL and the leagues first of the season.

After shooting 10-of-15 at 67 per cent against the Fire, Tolo is now ranked second in the league in accuracy from the field, she leads the league in blocked shots and is one of the top four rebounders.

The Jayco Opals centre has been the star for the Capitals in the first six rounds, and was named Player of the Week in Round 4.

It does give me a bit of confidence and the thing for me is Ive just got to keep playing each week, Tolo said.

Ive got to keep getting better and maintain my form, Ive still got so much to work on; I could still have done a lot better in that game and its good to see everyone else in the league stepping up as well, weve got some quality players and I think that I just got lucky this week.

Harrower, Cambage and Batkovic-Brown all posted game high numbers in points and led their teams to victory on the weekend.

World Champion Harrower led Bendigo Spirit with 33 points, nine rebounds and five assists on Friday night. Liz Cambage stepped up for Bulleen with 31 points on 11-of-13 shooting for 85 per cent from the field, adding 9-of-11 at 82 per cent from the line. The 203cm centre also grabbed a game high seven rebounds. Batkovic-Brown bagged a double double with 31 points and 13 rebounds for the Sydney Uni Flames.




Other noteworthy performances from Round 6 included:

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT: Nadeen Payne posted a team high 11 points and 8 rebounds to lead the AIS.

ADELAIDE LINK LIGHTNING: Sam Woosnam scored a team high 18 points to go with a game high 10 rebounds and added3 assists against Bendigo. She backed that up with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists against Bulleen. Shelley Burston scored 17 points and 3 rebounds against her former club on Saturday.

BENDIGO BANK SPIRIT: Lauren King had one of her best games of the season to score 17 points and tally 5 rebounds, 3 assists and a block in support of Harrower.

GLOBAL METALS BULLEEN BOOMERS: Elyse Penaluna shot 6-of-10 from the field to go for 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds and 4 steals.

CANBERRA TRANSACT CAPITALS: Chantella Perera and Jess Bibby provided a spark for Canberra going for 18 and 17 points respectively. Perera added 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal to her career best points tally while Bibby dished 2 assists and grabbed a rebound.

DANDENONG JAYCO RANGERS: Ashley Lindsey posted team high numbers in points (10) and rebounds (8) to lead Dandenong.

BDS LOGAN THUNDER: Biancia Abbott led Logan with a 16 points 16 rebound double double, also grabbing a game high 5 steals.

GO FOR 2 AND 5 PERTH LYNX: Takia Starks top scored with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Kate Malpass was in support with 12 points, 8 assists and 4 steals.

ACUVUE SYDNEY UNI FLAMES: Deanna Smith posted a game high 6 assists and posted 17 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.

TOWNSVILLE MCCAFE FIRE: Tanya Smith grabbed 21 rebounds against Canberra, her 16 offensive boards is the biggest haul in the WNBL since 1989, and places Smith second on the list of All-Time Offensive Rebounds in a Single Game. Smith added 10 points and 3 assists. She posted 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists against the AIS while Amy Lewis backed up her team high 18 points against Canberra with 21 points against the AIS.



WNBL Player of the Week 2009/10

Round 1: Elyse Penaluna (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 2: Kristi Harrower (Bendigo Spirit)
Round 3: Angela Marino (Adelaide Lightning)
Round 4: Marianna Tolo (Canberra Capitals)
Round 5: Cayla Francis (Adelaide Lightning)
Round 6: Marianna Tolo (Canberra Capitals)

Courtesy of the WNBL (www.wnbl.com.au)



Player Kristi Harrower and coach Tom Maher take the honours in October - by Eurobasket News
Bendigo Spirit point guard Kristi Harrower (166-G-75) and Bulleen Boomers head coach Tom Maher have been voted the Player and Coach of the Month for October* in the WNBL.

Harrower and Maher were clear winners of the awards voted by media and WNBL head coaches.

World Champion point guard Harrower led the Spirit to a 5-2 record and third place on the ladder in October.

She was named Player of the Week for Round 2 after two commanding performances where she averaged 27.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assist and two steals per game. The three-time Olympian backed up that performance to score her highest points tally of the month, 32, against Logan at home in Bendigo.

Harrower led all scorers in October with 23.9 points per game and held the second highest 3-point percentage, converting 15-of-33 attempts at 45.5 per cent.

Despite standing 163cm tall she was one of the top ten defensive rebounders in the league, grabbing 5.3 per game in the first five rounds. She ranked amongst the top five players for assists, dishing 4.5 per game, and was top eight in foul shot percentage, shooting at 82 per cent to go for 38-of-46 attempts from the charity stripe.

Round 4 Player of the Week Marianna Tolo and fellow Jayco Opal Suzy Batkovic-Brown garnered a number of votes but were well short of Harrowers tally.

Tom Maher is one of two WNBL coaches to boast an unbeaten record in October, claiming the top spot on the ladder with a 7-0 win-loss record ahead of Townsville Fire coach Peter Buckles 4-0.

After winning its first five games, Bulleen is enjoying its best start to the competition in its 25 year history, surpassing its previous best start of 4-0, and has proven its mettle by winning six of its seven games on the road.

While Bulleen was a grand finalist in 2008/09, Maher injected a number of quality players into the side in the offseason including emerging Jayco Opal Liz Cambage, Jenna OHea, Hanna Zavecz and AIS graduate Rachel Jarry.

In the opening game of the season Mahers Boomers defeated defending champion Canberra 88-73. Their smallest winning margin of the month was nine points, against the Sydney Uni Flames in Round 3, 80-71, and 79-70 over Adelaide.

Until last season Maher, a two-time WNBL Coach of the Year, boasted the highest number of wins in WNBL history, despite not coaching in the league since the 2004/05 season, and has seven WNBL championships to his name.

Second and third in voting for Coach of the Month were Buckle, his 4-0 record secured Townsville second place on the ladder, and Bendigo Spirits Bernie Harrower.

Harrower guided Bendigo to a 5-2 start and finished the month strong with two wins from two outings in Canberra to consolidate third place on the ladder.

*October was taken as Rounds 1 5 inclusive (October 2 November 1)


Courtesy of the WNBL (www.wnbl.com.au)


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USK Prague celebrated the second win in Group C - by Eurobasket News
USK Prague- Gorzow 96:79

USK Prague celebrated the second win at the EuroLeague Women of Group C. The team from Czech Republic outscored Polish Gorzow 96:79 in the capital of the country on Wednesday.
Izabela Piekarska (196-C/F-85, college: UTEP) and Liudmila Sapova (185-F-84) gave the first points for the guests, while ZVVZ USK Prague replied with 8-0 run for 8:4 lead. Cathrine Kraayveld (193-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) later made it 23:11 and Izabela Piekarska closed the frame at 23:13. After that moment the hosts never looked behind and even started to increase their lead. They lowered the boom over the next four minutes to open up a 36:17 lead. Prague had a 48:30 stranglehold on proceedings as Le Drean made two free throws at the end. Greek International Maltsi brought 51:30, while the guests managed to cut it a little bit. Kaczmarczyk scored for 51:37 and Izabela Piekarska nailed for 61:39. Katerina Elhotova (176-G-89) closed the third frame at 71:54. Gorzow didn't give up and twice reduced the arrears to 13 in the fourth quarter. Liudmila Sapova made it 80:67 to bring the intrigue back into the game. Cathrine Kraayveld however gave the hosts 86:67 fom the perimeter and Katerina Elhotova's basket showed 92:74 with 90 seconds in the game. Izabela Piekarska was the last to score in defeat, while Kireta brought the final victory for Praha.
Katerina Elhotova paced all the winners with 25 points. Cathrine Kraayveld poured in 18, while Latvian Ieva Kublina (193-C-82, college: Virginia Tech) had 16. Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk (188-F/C-89) finished the night with 20 points in the losing case and Izabela Piekarska notched 17. Liudmila Sapova chipped in 13 points for the guests.

USK Prague: Katerina Elhotova 25, Cathrine Kraayveld 18, Ieva Kublina 16
Gorzow: Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk 20, Izabela Piekarska 17, Liudmila Sapova 13


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Standings
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Mondeville 0-0 
 2. SEAT Lami 0-0 
 3. AD Vagos 0-0 
 4. Sierre 0-0 
Group B
 1. Olivais 0-0 
 2. Dexia 0-0 
 3. Medvescak 0-0 
 4. Gran Canaria 0-0 
Group C
 1. MBK Ruzomb. 0-0 
 2. Lattes Montpe. 0-0 
 3. CAB Madeira 0-0 
 4. Lemminkain. 0-0 
Group D
 1. Saarlouis 0-0 
 2. Nyon 0-0 
 3. CCC Polkowice 0-0 
 4. EBE Ibiza-PDV 0-0 
Group E
 1. Mann Filter 0-0 
 2. Sibenik 0-0 
Group F
 1. Hatis Yerevan 0-0 
 2. Athinaikos 0-0 
 3. Chevakata 0-0 
 4. Besiktas 0-0 
Group G
 1. Hapoel T-A 0-0 
 2. Dynamo M. 0-0 
 3. Sf. Gheorghe 0-0 
 4. Dunav 0-0 
Group H
 1. AEL 0-0 
 2. Targoviste 0-0 
 3. Samsun 0-0 
 4. Dynamo K. 0-0 
Group I
 1. Nadezhda O. 0-0 
 2. Botas 0-0 
 3. Apollon Kal. 0-0 
 4. ICIM Arad 0-0 
Group J
 1. Spartak N. 0-0 
 2. P.Faliro 0-0 
 3. Hemofarm 0-0 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lenae WILLIAMS
  Mondeville
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 26
 1. Williams, Mondeville26.0 
 2. Krawczyk, Lattes M.22.0 
 3. Mieloszynska, CCC P.21.0 
 4. Henry, Gran Canaria21.0 
 5. Hicks, Nyon20.0 
 6. Champion, CAB M.20.0 
 7. Player, Olivais19.0 
 8. Zlatanova, Gran C.19.0 
 9. Warburton, Gran C.18.0 
 10. Bonnan, Mondevil.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aneika HENRY
  Gran Canaria
  (191-C-86)
  Avg: 14
 1. Henry, Gran Canaria14.0 
 2. Hicks, Nyon11.0 
 3. Zlatanova, Gran C.10.0 
 4. Carter, CCC P.9.0 
 5. Whittington, Lattes M.9.0 
 6. Dijon, Lattes M.9.0 
 7. Putnina, Mondeville9.0 
 8. Player, Olivais7.0 
 9. Bonnan, Mondeville7.0 
 10. Navarrete, Gran.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Caroline AUBERT
  Mondeville
  (168-G-80)
  Avg: 8
 1. Aubert, Mondeville8.0 
 2. Bortelova, CCC P.6.0 
 3. Costaz, Mondeville6.0 
 4. Plagnard, Lattes M.5.0 
 5. Faustino, AD Vagos4.0 
 6. Babicka, CCC P.3.0 
 7. Dijon, Lattes M.3.0 
 8. Markotenko, Gran C.3.0 
 9. Zlatanova, Gran C.3.0 
 10. Freitas, CAB.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gaelle SKRELA
  Lattes Montpe.
  (177-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Skrela, Lattes M.5.0 
 2. Carter, CCC P.4.0 
 3. Bonnan, Mondeville4.0 
 4. Whittington, Lattes M.3.0 
 5. Markotenko, Gran C.3.0 
 6. Bortelova, CCC P.3.0 
 7. Freitas, CAB M.3.0 
 8. Parker, CCC P.3.0 
 9. Putnina, Mondeville3.0 
 10. Jinks, Lattes.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jhasmin PLAYER
  Olivais
  (178-G-87)
  Avg: 1
 1. Player, Olivais1.0 
 2. Hicks, Nyon1.0 
 3. Da Silva, Olivais1.0 
 4. Putnina, Mondeville1.0 
 5. Sowinski, CAB M.1.0 
 6. Zlatanova, Gran C.1.0 
 7. Henry, Gran Canaria1.0 
 8. Charlier, Nyon1.0 
 9. Markotenko, Gran C.0.0 
 10. Crutcher, Oliva.0.0 


Round 1: Wednesday's games review - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Mondeville - AD Vagos 99-37
Mondeville demonstrated its power in the opening game of EuroCup regular season. The French squad totally dominated in this game registering fantastic 99-37 victory. Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: De Paul) stepped up for the hosts with 26 points (6 triples). Aurelie Bonnan (187-F-83) had 16 points and 7 boards, while Clarisse Costaz helped with 13 pts and 6 assists. Clarissa Dos Santos (7 rebs) and Izabela de Andrade delivered 13 and 12 points respectively in this huge defeat.

Group B
Gran Canaria - Olivais 75-58
Nice beginning for Granca in EuroCup 2009/10 regular season. The Spanish squad had no mercy for Olivais celebrating easy 75-58 win. Aneika Henry (191-C-86, college: Florida) paced Granca to victory with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Jaklin Zlatanova (190-F-88) shined with 19 pts and 10 boards, and Morgan Warburton posted 18 points. In Olivais, Jhasmin Player was good with 19 points and 7 boards. Ana Fonseca scored 14 and Danyel Crutcher stopped on 13 pts.

Group C
Lattes Montpe. - CAB Madeira 79-43
Lattes Montpellier totally destroyed CAB Madeira in the opening round of EuroCup regular season. The hosts took control on the Portuguese team from the very beginning and managed to create impressive 79-43 victory until the end. Pauline Krawczyk (180-F-85) was the one who led Montpellier in this game draining 22 points. Gaelle Skrela (177-G-83) followed her with 12 points and 5 boards, while Hebrard was the only player in victory who did not succeed to score. Skrele got the most minutes tonight, 24. Candice Champion answered with 20 points and 7 boards for CAB Madeira. Carla Freitas had 15 pts and 6 rebs.

Group D
Nyon - CCC Polkowice 53-74
CCC Polkowice opened the EuroCup regular season in style registering nice 53-74 victory in France. Both teams are together with Ibiza Sport Island and TV Saarlouis Royals placed to Group D of this competition. The winners had Daria Mieloszynska (188-F-83, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Texas) on fire with 21 points. Nadia Parker (191-C-87, college: USC) had 14, Malgorzara Babicka had 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Amisha Carter added 11 pts and 9 boards. In the loosing squad, Lindsey Hicks shined with 20 points and 11 boards. Milena Tomova posted 10 pts.



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Euroleague Round: 3 (Qualifying Round) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Ros Casares - UMMC 87-68
Ros Casares beat UMMC 87:68 in the top game of the Qualifying Round Round 3 in EuroLeague. Two star-packed rosters met each other on Wednesday in Spain as the hosts remained perfect with 3-0 record. Milton-Jones Delisha and Laia Palau (178-G/F-79) top-scored for the winners with 19 points each, while Vesela Jana netted 16. Wauters Ann finished the night with 16 points for the Russian team.

TTT Riga - Taranto 59-70
Taranto snapped their losing streak as they upset TTT Riga in Latvia. Jami Montagnino and Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) fired 17 points each to lead the Italian team. Brunson added 17 rebounds in the victory. Lisa Willis answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for TTT Riga as they fell at 0-3 record.

Group B
Villeneuve - TS Wisla Can-Pak 71-77
TS Wisla Can-Pak shocked another team, Villeneuve in France for 3-0 record in Group B. The Polish side remained perfect after 77:71 in Day 3. Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82, agency: Data Plus Group) led the way with 24 points and 10 boards, while Burse Janell had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Bertal Elodie produced 15 points for the home side.

Group C
Bourges - MKB Eurol. 82-56
Bourges rolled over MKB Euroleasing 82:56 as the latter suffered their first loss this season in Euroleague. Ilona Burgrova (198-C-84, college: S.Carolina) stepped up with 15 points and Salagnac Paoline nailed 13. Holt Amber and Miljkovic Maja brought the guests 13 points apiece. Both teams are tied at 2-1 records.

USK Praha - Gorzow 96-79
USK Praha recorded the second win in Group C rallying past Gorzow. Katerina Elhotova (176-G-89) scored 25 points to keep Gorzow away from the initial Euroleague success. Ieva Kublina knocked down 16 points and collected 9 rebounds in the win. Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk replied with 20 points for Gorzow as they fell at 0-3 record.

Group D
Tarbes - Frisco Sika 62-70
Tarbes lost to Frisco Sika 62:70 in the Qualifying Round Round 3. Hana Horakova (182-F/G-79) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while McWilliams Tay and Kulichova Petra netted 12 each. Eldebrink Frida responded with 23 points for the home side and Yacoubou-Dehoui Isabelle as well as Houston Charde had 12 each.

Fenerbahce - Spartak V MR 74-88
Spartak left no chance for Fenerbahce in Istanbul. Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) came up with another sizzling performance as she notched 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Anete Jekabsone-Zogota had 18 points for Spartak. Penelope Taylor finished with 21 points and 9 boards for the hosts. Nicole Powell had 19 points as Fenerbahce slipped at 1-2 record.



Standings (Women)
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Ros Casares 2-0 
 2. UMMC 2-0 
 3. Galatasaray 2-0 
 4. Taranto 1-2 
 5. TEO Vilnius 0-2 
 6. TTT Riga 0-3 
Group B
 1. TS Wisla Can-Pak 3-0 
 2. Familia Schio 2-0 
 3. Perfumerias 1-1 
 4. Villeneuve 1-2 
 5. MiZo Pecs 0-2 
 6. Gospic 0-2 
Group C
 1. Rivas Ecopolis 2-0 
 2. MKB Eurol. 2-0 
 3. USK Praha 1-1 
 4. Bourges 1-1 
 5. Gorzow 0-2 
 6. Dobri Anjeli 0-2 
Group D
 1. Spartak V MR 2-0 
 2. Tarbes 1-1 
 3. Lotos Gdynia 1-1 
 4. Frisco Sika 1-1 
 5. Fenerbahce 1-2 
 6. Szeged 0-1 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Diana TAURASI
  Spartak V MR
  (182-F/G-82)
  Avg: 28
 1. Taurasi, Spartak .28.0 
 2. Langhorne, Rivas E.23.5 
 3. Young, Galatasaray22.5 
 4. Milton-Jones, Ros C.22.3 
 5. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli20.0 
 6. Powell, Fenerbahce17.7 
 7. Elhotova, USK Praha17.7 
 8. De Souza, Ros C.17.0 
 9. Taylor, Fenerbahce16.7 
 10. Weaver, TTT Ri.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Janell BURSE
  TS Wisla Can-Pak
  (197-C-79)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Burse, TS Wi.12.7 
 2. Hollingswort., TEO V.12.5 
 3. Lyttle, Perfumer.11.0 
 4. Brunson, Taranto11.0 
 5. Kraayveld, USK P.10.3 
 6. De Souza, Ros C.10.0 
 7. Anderson, Villeneuve9.7 
 8. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli9.5 
 9. Langhorne, Rivas E.9.5 
 10. Fowles, Sparta.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Clara BERMEJO
  Rivas Ecopolis
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. Bermejo, Rivas E.8.0 
 2. Lepron, Tarbes6.3 
 3. Vardarli, Fener.6.0 
 4. Taurasi, Spartak .5.5 
 5. Aguilar, Ros C.5.0 
 6. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.7 
 7. Cohen, TS Wi.4.7 
 8. Cruz, Rivas Ecopolis4.5 
 9. Fernandez, TS Wi.4.3 
 10. Richards, Gorz.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anna CRUZ
  Rivas Ecopolis
  (172-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Cruz, Rivas Ecopolis4.0 
 2. Macchi, Familia Schio4.0 
 3. De Souza, Ros C.4.0 
 4. Lyttle, Perfumer.4.0 
 5. Perkins, Galatasa.4.0 
 6. Milovanovic, MKB E.3.5 
 7. Jelavic, Gospic3.5 
 8. Vardarli, Fener.3.3 
 9. Ndongue, Bourges3.0 
 10. Dubljevic, Rivas.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lady COMFORT
  Villeneuve
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Comfort, Villeneuve2.3 
 2. Sipaviciute, Szeged2.0 
 3. De Souza, Ros C.2.0 
 4. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli2.0 
 5. Ndongue, Bourges1.7 
 6. Lisina, Dobri Anjeli1.5 
 7. McCarville, Spart.1.5 
 8. Christon, Lotos G.1.5 
 9. Tamane, USK Praha1.3 
 10. Burse, TS.1.3 


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  HOLLAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Eredivisie Standings
EliteA
 1. HLB Account. 6-0 
 2. Woonbron/DAS 3-2 
 3. Wereldtickets.nl 2-3 
 4. Celeritas-D. 2-5 
 5. Binnenland 1-4 
EliteB
 1. ProBuild Lions 5-0 
 2. Eurosped Tw. 4-2 
 3. Amazone Leidsche 4-2 
 4. Grasshoppers 1-5 
 5. BV Lely 0-5 


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  IRELAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Superleague Standings
 1. Killester 3-0 
 2. Montenotte 3-0 
 3. UL Aughinish 2-0 
 4. Mercy 1-1 
 5. Meteors 1-2 
 6. Sligo 0-2 
 7. Wildcats 0-2 
 8. Tolka Rovers 0-3 


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  ITALY - Women  


Taranto snapped their losing streak - by Eurobasket News
TTT Riga - Taranto 59:70

Taranto snapped their losing streak as they upset TTT Riga in Latvia. Italian team grabbed 70:59 in Riga for 1-2 record.
The guests easily started with 10-0 run and Jami Montagnino (173-G-85, college: Tulane) nailed from the perimeter later for 13:2. Lisa Willis (183-G/F-84, college: UCLA) tried hard for the Latvian side and reduced to 16:10. Eibele closed the opening quarter at 19:13 for the guests. Jami Montagnino's two three-pointers from the Michelle Greco (176-G-80)'s assists brought 25:17 in the beginning of the second frame. Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) made it 39:24 and Jami Montagnino nailed another three for 42:27 to send the squads to the lockers. Mahoney opened the account in the second half, while she also scored for 49:33. Rebekkah Brunson delivered for 58:37 and Mahoney closed the frame at 61:42. Trailing 23 points at the start of the fourth period, the hosts however weer far to give up and reduced the gap until the end. Lisa Willis, Brumermane and Weaver brought the hosts to 54:70 and Karklina closed the streak for the final 59:70.
Jami Montagnino and Rebekkah Brunson fired 17 points each to lead the Italian team. Brunson added 17 rebounds in the victory. Lisa Willis answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for TTT Riga as they fell at 0-3 record.

TTT Riga: Jami Montagnino 17, Rebekkah Brunson 17+17 rebs, Michelle Greco 9
Taranto: Lisa Willis 14 points and 7 rebounds, Cindy Lima (192-C-81) 10



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  LATVIA - Women  


Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. Cesis 7-0 
 2. TTT Riga 6-1 
 3. RTU-Merks 5-3 
 4. DU/Swedbank 3-4 
 5. Liepajas met. 1-5 
 6. LU 1-5 
 7. TTT Jun. 1-6 


Taranto snapped their losing streak - by Eurobasket News
TTT Riga - Taranto 59:70

Taranto snapped their losing streak as they upset TTT Riga in Latvia. Italian team grabbed 70:59 in Riga for 1-2 record.
The guests easily started with 10-0 run and Jami Montagnino (173-G-85, college: Tulane) nailed from the perimeter later for 13:2. Lisa Willis (183-G/F-84, college: UCLA) tried hard for the Latvian side and reduced to 16:10. Eibele closed the opening quarter at 19:13 for the guests. Jami Montagnino's two three-pointers from the Michelle Greco (176-G-80)'s assists brought 25:17 in the beginning of the second frame. Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) made it 39:24 and Jami Montagnino nailed another three for 42:27 to send the squads to the lockers. Mahoney opened the account in the second half, while she also scored for 49:33. Rebekkah Brunson delivered for 58:37 and Mahoney closed the frame at 61:42. Trailing 23 points at the start of the fourth period, the hosts however weer far to give up and reduced the gap until the end. Lisa Willis, Brumermane and Weaver brought the hosts to 54:70 and Karklina closed the streak for the final 59:70.
Jami Montagnino and Rebekkah Brunson fired 17 points each to lead the Italian team. Brunson added 17 rebounds in the victory. Lisa Willis answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for TTT Riga as they fell at 0-3 record.

TTT Riga: Jami Montagnino 17, Rebekkah Brunson 17+17 rebs, Michelle Greco 9
Taranto: Lisa Willis 14 points and 7 rebounds, Cindy Lima (192-C-81) 10



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  POLAND - Women  


USK Prague celebrated the second win in Group C - by Eurobasket News
USK Prague- Gorzow 96:79

USK Prague celebrated the second win at the EuroLeague Women of Group C. The team from Czech Republic outscored Polish Gorzow 96:79 in the capital of the country on Wednesday.
Izabela Piekarska (196-C/F-85, college: UTEP) and Liudmila Sapova (185-F-84) gave the first points for the guests, while ZVVZ USK Prague replied with 8-0 run for 8:4 lead. Cathrine Kraayveld (193-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) later made it 23:11 and Izabela Piekarska closed the frame at 23:13. After that moment the hosts never looked behind and even started to increase their lead. They lowered the boom over the next four minutes to open up a 36:17 lead. Prague had a 48:30 stranglehold on proceedings as Le Drean made two free throws at the end. Greek International Maltsi brought 51:30, while the guests managed to cut it a little bit. Kaczmarczyk scored for 51:37 and Izabela Piekarska nailed for 61:39. Katerina Elhotova (176-G-89) closed the third frame at 71:54. Gorzow didn't give up and twice reduced the arrears to 13 in the fourth quarter. Liudmila Sapova made it 80:67 to bring the intrigue back into the game. Cathrine Kraayveld however gave the hosts 86:67 fom the perimeter and Katerina Elhotova's basket showed 92:74 with 90 seconds in the game. Izabela Piekarska was the last to score in defeat, while Kireta brought the final victory for Praha.
Katerina Elhotova paced all the winners with 25 points. Cathrine Kraayveld poured in 18, while Latvian Ieva Kublina (193-C-82, college: Virginia Tech) had 16. Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk (188-F/C-89) finished the night with 20 points in the losing case and Izabela Piekarska notched 17. Liudmila Sapova chipped in 13 points for the guests.

USK Prague: Katerina Elhotova 25, Cathrine Kraayveld 18, Ieva Kublina 16
Gorzow: Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk 20, Izabela Piekarska 17, Liudmila Sapova 13


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  PORTUGAL - Women  


Standings - Women
Liga Feminina Standings
 1. AD Vagos 2-0 
 2. B.Viagem 2-0 
 3. BCBarcelos 2-1 
 4. CAB Madeira 2-1 
 5. Barreiro 1-0 
 6. Olivais 1-1 
 7. Alges 1-1 
 8. Uniao Madeira 1-2 
 9. Quinta 0-3 
 10. Sporting Fig. 0-3 


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  RUSSIA - Women  


Spartak Moscow Region stun Fener in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce - Spartak Moscow Region 74:88


Spartak Moscow Region improved to 2-0 record after the road victory in Turkey in EuroLeague Women Group D. The defending champions grabbed 88:74 over Fenerbahce to take 2-0 record, while the latter dropped at 1-2.
Janel McCarville (188-C-82, college: Minnesota) opened the game for the guests and Powell Nicole scored the first points for the hosts. Spartak Moscow Region responded with 15-0 run to take 17:2 lead as Lawson-Wade made the last jump shot. The Turkish side reduced a bit and Nevin Nevlin (195-C-85, college: Stanford) closed the first period at 24:15. Moreover another basket of the player in the middle of the second period brought 26:24 on the board. Powell Nicole later tied the game at 38:38, however the teams went to the lockers with 47:41 for Spartak Moscow Region. Fowles Sylvia made it 50:43 and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (177-G-83) nailed for 56:47. Taurasi with a jump shot for brought 64:60 Spartak advantage at the end of the third frame. A Taylor lay-up and a three-ball from Tuncluer made it 68:66 in favor of the home side. Powell Nicole scored for the hosts' last lead of the contest at 70:69 and then the guests were too good at the end .Anete Jekabsone-Zogota and Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) made it for 80:70 lead and Korstin closed the game at 88:74.
Diana Taurasi was unstoppable in the game with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Anete Jekabsone-Zogota nailed 18, while Fowles Sylvia netted 13. Taylor Penelope ended up with 21 points in the losing effort and had 9 rebounds. Powell Nicole poured in 19, while Nevin Nevlin posted 14.


Fenerbahce: Taylor Penelope 21+9 rebs, Powell Nicole 19, Nevlin Nevin 14
Spartak Moscow Region: Diana Taurasi 29+7 rebs+6 ast, Anete Jekabsone-Zogota 18, Fowles Sylvia 13


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  SERBIA - Women  


Stats Leaders - 1A women
1A Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.Vukoje Jovana 18.7
2.Matic Ivanka 18.7
3.Skoric maja 18.5
4.Orozovic Sanja 18.3
5.Grubor Ivana 17.0
Rebounds Per Game
1.Moraca Marina 12.0
2.Ajdukovic Tijana 11.3
3.Karakasevic Jefimija 9.4
4.Velinovic Jelena 8.6
5.Cirkovic Dusanka 8.5
Assists Per Game
1.Vukoje Jovana 6.3
2.Matic Mirna 6.0
3.Ristic Marina 5.2
4.Prlja Marija 4.7
5.Gavrilovska Monika 4.3
Steals Per Game
1.Prlja Marija 4.3
2.Stupar Anja 4.2
3.Vukoje Jovana 3.3
4.Milovanovic Jovana 3.2
5.Kravic Milica 3.0
Blocks Per Game
1.Domazet Jelica 1.5
2.Ajdukovic Tijana 1.5
3.Kovacevic Natasa 1.5
4.Jovanovic Tina 1.4
5.Kravic Milica 1.3
Ranking
1.Jovanovic Tina 25.0
2.Vukoje Jovana 22.3
3.Stupar Anja 20.8
4.Ajdukovic Tijana 20.3
5.Moraca Marina 20.0


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  SLOVENIA - Women  


Ristic returns to Poland - by Zeljko Zule
EuroCup Women newcomers Energa Torun have signed Slovenian National Team member Katarina Ristic (174-G-84, agency: Data Plus Group) ex Livorno for the remainder of the season. She has played in Poland before, turning out for KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow and more recently for Finepharm AZS Kolegium Karkonoskie Jelenia Gora. She appeared in 15 games for Jelenia Gora last season before moving to Italy to play in Livorno.
Energa, who replaced Wisla Can-Pack Krakow in the EuroCup Women following Wisla's move to the EuroLeague, will play their first game against Jolly JBS Sibenik on November 19.


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  SPAIN - Women  


Morgan Warburton (Gran Canaria) was the MVP of 6th round - by Ivan Villar
The forward Morgan Warburton (180-G-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Utah) is making a great beginning for Gran Canaria.She was close to be MVP of round a few times but this round she got it.Warburton scored 28 points,gained 6 rebounds,3 assists and 1 steal.Palacio de Congresos Ibiza was her victim as home team.His shooting percentages above 50% also were partly to blame in the MVP.However, the best scorer of the weekend was another player, in particular Sonia Reis which reached 29 points. La pvot portuguesa del Cad se est afianzando en la categora como jugadora importante y sus 29 puntos ante nada menos que el Ros Casares lo confirman. The Portuguese center Cadi is taking hold in the category as a major player and his 29 points against none other than Ros Casares confirm this. Reis logr 29 puntos en una serie de 9/18 en tiros de dos y 11/12 en tiros libres. Reis had 29 points in a series of 9 / 18 shooting and 11/12 in two free throws

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  SWITZERLAND - Women  


Riva Basket hold off Sdent Sierre - by Eurobasket News
Riva Basket handed Sdent Sierre the first loss in the season. Cameo Hicks (178-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Washington) stepped up with 22 points to lead Riva to a hard-fought 73:72 home success in Round 6. Kiva Herman (183-F-87, college: San Diego) added 20 points for the winners as they improved at 4-2 record in the ladder. Sdent Sierre proved their status as one of the league leaders early in the game. They grabbed a 26:19 lead after ten minutes of action. However Riva Basket quickly adjusted and narrowed the gap at 4 points heading into the main break. The hosts pulled in front in the third stanza. Sdent Sierre came back to life just late in regulation but their rescue rally came up just short at the end. Rhona McKenzie (183-F-76, agency: LBM Management) delivered 18 points for Sdent Sierre. Diana Razmaite (196-C-75, agency: LBM Management) had 16 points in defeat.
Nyon climbed on top of the ladder after they thrashed Fribourg 72:37 at home court. Nyon shocked their previously undefeated opponents in the opening quarter. Fribourg managed just 7 points in ten minutes and trailed by as many as 13 points at the break. The margin grew at 19 points after twenty minutes. Fribourg never recovered after the big break and suffered a sobering 35-point defeat. Jalinka Michaux (175-F-87) knocked down 17 points for Nyon. Sophie Charlier (180-G-82, agency: LBM Management) netted 13 points in the victory. Celeste Trahan (184-C-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Elizabeth City) responded with 19 points and 16 boards for Fribourg in defeat.



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  TURKEY - Women  


Spartak Moscow Region stun Fener in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce - Spartak Moscow Region 74:88


Spartak Moscow Region improved to 2-0 record after the road victory in Turkey in EuroLeague Women Group D. The defending champions grabbed 88:74 over Fenerbahce to take 2-0 record, while the latter dropped at 1-2.
Janel McCarville (188-C-82, college: Minnesota) opened the game for the guests and Powell Nicole scored the first points for the hosts. Spartak Moscow Region responded with 15-0 run to take 17:2 lead as Lawson-Wade made the last jump shot. The Turkish side reduced a bit and Nevin Nevlin (195-C-85, college: Stanford) closed the first period at 24:15. Moreover another basket of the player in the middle of the second period brought 26:24 on the board. Powell Nicole later tied the game at 38:38, however the teams went to the lockers with 47:41 for Spartak Moscow Region. Fowles Sylvia made it 50:43 and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (177-G-83) nailed for 56:47. Taurasi with a jump shot for brought 64:60 Spartak advantage at the end of the third frame. A Taylor lay-up and a three-ball from Tuncluer made it 68:66 in favor of the home side. Powell Nicole scored for the hosts' last lead of the contest at 70:69 and then the guests were too good at the end .Anete Jekabsone-Zogota and Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) made it for 80:70 lead and Korstin closed the game at 88:74.
Diana Taurasi was unstoppable in the game with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Anete Jekabsone-Zogota nailed 18, while Fowles Sylvia netted 13. Taylor Penelope ended up with 21 points in the losing effort and had 9 rebounds. Powell Nicole poured in 19, while Nevin Nevlin posted 14.


Fenerbahce: Taylor Penelope 21+9 rebs, Powell Nicole 19, Nevlin Nevin 14
Spartak Moscow Region: Diana Taurasi 29+7 rebs+6 ast, Anete Jekabsone-Zogota 18, Fowles Sylvia 13


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  VENEZUELA - Women  


Pedagogicas de Caracas won the trophy in Linabafe 2009 - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Pedagogicas de Caracas became the first franchise ever to win a championship in the recently created Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Femenino (Linabafe) of Venezuela, by securing the 2009 edition with a triumph over Estudiantes, 87-79, in the championship match played at Federico Sanchez Arena in Tinaquillo, Cojedes.

The team coached by Eduardo Gil, head coach of Venezuela's Senior and U18 NT, won the first quarter 18-14 and finished the first half ahead, 42-40. Then took the third quarter with a 21-20 advantage (63-60) and finished off well with a 24-19 run to take the victory and the trophy. Roselis Silva (G-91), named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, scored 28 points and Cleider Blanco (C-90) added 20 for the winning team, while the best scorers of Estudiantes were Yoseimar Diaz with 23 points and Sharol Renault (86) with 17.

Silva topped the tournament in Points Per Game, Free-Throws and Assists, while Enmy Blanco (82) led in Rebounds and Dayaneth Dolande (82) was the best in Three-Point Shots.

In the match for third place, Osas de Miranda defeated Llaneras de Cojedes 114-101 in extra time. A 17-4 run in the first quarter was more than enough to take the lead, but the game got complicated to the point in which it ended with a 97-97 tie after 40 minutes. Katherine Monasterios netted 29 points and Eudoymar Tortoza added 20 for the winners, while Jofranny Guerra (88) finished up with 29 points and Igsen Muria (90) added 17 for Cojedes.