EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/17/2009 1:00:00 AM

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Men News


Coaching Courses to be Offered in November !!!!!!! - by David Magana
FIBA Americas, Olympic Solidarity along with the President of the Belize Basketball Federation, Mr. Paul Thompson are offering a course for coaches nation wide. All Belizean coaches from the different Associations are invited to attend this course who will be offered by Puerto Rican coach, Wilo Colon.The course is offered from the 23 to the 30 of will November and interested participants are advised to get in contact with the Belizean Basketball Federation as soon as possible.

Belize joins a series of federations that wants to capacitate and give more knowledge to their coaches in the art of coaching basketball.
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NSSSA Tournament Update!!! - by David Magana
The following are results from: Thursday November 12, 2009, on the NSSSA Tournament. This tournament is being played between the different high school at the Civic Center in Belize City.

Male: SVTH def. LTHS 75-44
Top scorers: SVTH Kashief Thomas - 14, Calvin Tench Jr. - 13
LTTS Russell Staine - 16, Jael Ottley -8

Male: EHS def. EPY 6761
Top scorers: EHS Kurtis Lamb - 38, Emerson Faber - 16 EPY - Hanson Crawford - 27, Trevor McFoy- 12


Barva is TETRACAMPEON ! - by Gianni Pascucci
With only 10 second to go, Isaac St.Rose (190-G/F-83, college: John Brown) hit a three pointer giving the decisive advantage to Ferreterias Brenes Barva and the Game 4 of the LSB-Clausura Finals ended 69-68 for the reigning champions. The aggregate result is 3-1, and Barva is Costa Rican Champion team for the fourth year in a row. But Escazu end from the court head high, for having fought till the end. Panamanian import St.Rose ended the game with 23 points, and was for sure the game MVP, but Columbian import Michael Jackson (F) was stellar he too in Escazu, with 22 points in a fantastic losing effort.


Denver changes coach, wins last game - by Jaime Arevalo
In the last rounf of LSB-Clausura, Ernesto Rodriguez , nicknamed 'El Colocho', replaced Aramis Urrutia on the bench of Denver, end this team defeated Leones Automoto 96-88, with Kay Martinez (201-G-84, college: Jackson St.) leading the way at 21 pts and Mauricio Lahud (176-G-84) adding 17. The best in Leones were Dante Hunter (191-G-83, agency: Low Country Sports Management, college: Calumet) and Roberto Gomez (185-G-87), with 17 pts each. The regular season has now ended, and the Semifinals will start tomorrow night, Tuesday 17. Given the retirement of San Marcos, the pairings will be:
#1 Ex-Sal - #4 Leones
#2 UTEC - #3 Denver


Defending champions open season in style - by Eurobasket News
The reigning champions Washington University tipped off the regular season with victory. They romped past MacMurray 88:53 at the WU Field House in St. Louis. The hosts built a massive 48:28 lead at halftime and cruised to the win at the end. Aaron Thompson (6'4''-G-88) delivered 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Cameron Smith (6'5''-F-87) added 13 points. MacMurray responded with 13 points from Jerel Robertson (F).
The second-ranked John Carroll overcame Olivet 90:83 away from home. The Blue Streaks ensured a 45:35 lead at halftime. The Comets fought bravely in the second half but could not threaten the margin and came up short at the end. Corey Shontz (6'1''-G) exploded with 28 points for John Carroll. Joey Meyer, Maurice Haynes and Rudy Kirbus knocked down 12 points apiece in the win. Michael McClary (6'5''-C) fired 18 points for Olivet College.
Baruch relied on a late three-pointer from Chris Beauchamp (6'1''-G/F) to upset the 5th-ranked Richard Stockton. Chris Beauchamp notched 14 points to lead Baruch to a 68:67 success. Sean Loftus (6'5''-C/F) delivered 12 points in the win. Omar Smith (6'3''-F) answered with 15 points for the Ospreys.
The 9th-ranked Wooster were silenced by Albion 55:57 on the road. UW-Stevens Point prevailed against St. Johns 81:57, while Austin celebrated a 77:75 overtime win against 12th-ranked Texas-Dallas.


Sudanese Tut excels in California - by Kristian Santiago
Sudanese Baui Tut (193-G) recently scored 12 points in a 60-50 winner over Cal Maritime in the season opener for his Hope International Royals. The senior is looking forward to finish this collegiate year in style to succeed later in the world of professional hoops. A 6-3 guard,he should be getting plenty of minutes on the court and with his ability to knock down threes as well as blocking shots, the athletic Tut should be having no problems to provide instant quality for the Royals.


The defending TPBL champions SAN ANGELO TEXAS CHAPARRALS, have started their team workouts and are ready to get back on the court for some live action. The CHAPARRALS get back on the court NOVEMBER 30, when they take on the BROWNWOOD BRIGAIDE in Brownwood,tx for a preseason show down. Brownwood Brigaide is also ready to show the state what they have to bring to the table as well. for more information on the NOVEMBER 30 exhibition call Brownwod team owner Jody Jordan at 325-227-1331.

to all the SAN ANGELO TEXAS CHAPARRALS fans- the ABA has allowed an austin tx team to name themselves the CHAPARRALS Knowing there is already another team in Texas with the same name......the SAN ANGELO TEXAS CHAPARRALS. This idea shows that they (the team,league, owners) lack imagination as a business and are wanting to ride the coattails of the SAN ANGELO TEXAS CHAPARRALS winning tradition. if they'd done their homework they would have checked USBASKET.COM and known there is a CHAPARRALS team with championships and a winning program. if they were any bit the professionals they feel they are, they wouldnt think twice about coming up with THEIR OWN minor league name. to all TPBL fans , continue to support your pro basketball league in Texas. the TEXAS PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE.


Women News


Vojvodina gets road win, Jurse has cracked bone in hand - by Zeljko Zule
The sheduled match of Round 6 between Jedinstvo and PGM Ragusa was postponed due to numerous illnesses among Ragusa's players.
Gospic CO-Merkur Celje 88-69: Gospic went on to lead y as many as 14 after the first quarter.
Anda Jelavic scored 23 points, Jelena Ivezic 19, Ivana Jurcevic 16 and Lamisha Augustine grabbed 17 rebounds. Merkur played without Americans Nikya Hughes and Kate Richards. Nika Baric scored 28 points, Ana Turcinovic had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Matea Tavic neted 13 points.
Sibenik Jolly JBS-Medvescak 65-62: Sibenik commited 20 turnovers but outrebounded Medvescak 42-27. Marta Cakic and Antonija Misura scored 12 each and Ana Semren had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Medvescak shot just 31 percent (19-of-62) from the field. Mirna Mazic posted 19 points and Iva Badanjak added 17.
Hit Kranjska Gora-Mladi Krajisnik 66-65: The home held a 13-point lead into the final period. Natalia Terglav finished with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks and Dominika Gacner added 13 points. Unfortunately, Kranjska Gora lost captain Simona Jurse (171-G-71) for at least three weeks with a cracked bone in her hand. For Mladi Krajisnik, Milica Deura scored 15 points including 3-pointer with 0,6 seconds left, and Dragoslava Zakula collected 15 points and 7 assists.
AJM Maribor-Vojvodina 68-76.
Jedinstvo-PGM Ragusa postponed

  AUSTRIA - Women  

Flying Foxes back in the saddle - by Eurobasket News
Flying Foxes thrashed BK Duchess in the 8th round of the AWBL action. The defending champions cruised past their opponents away from home to celebrate the seventh win in the season. Flying Foxes piled up a 19-point lead at halftime and never looked back in the second half. Kimberly Dietz (175-G-85, college: Kansas St.) knocked down 26 points to lead the charge. Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) and Crista Ricketts (185-F-85, college: La Salle) added 18 points each in the win. Sophia Plank (178-G/F-83) was a usual contributor for BK Duchess as she nailed 17 points.
Union Kuenring held off Vienna 87 for the fifth win. The Flames used a 24:7 rally in the third quarter to clear off for good in this one. Spencer and Anda Farcas (187-C-86) scored 22 points apiece in the victory. Agnes Roth (185-F/C-86) contributed 16 points for the Flames. Pia Zderadicka (175-F-91) answered with 13 points for Vienna 87.
Wels maintained their title ambitions with an 86:30 victory over Graz. Wels dominated throughout the contest piling up a 26-point advantage at halftime. They did not slow down after the major break and rolled to the victory at the end. Heidi McNeill (191-F-86, college: Washington) knocked down 22 points. Caroline Nwafor (174-F-83) added 15 points for Wels. Marianna Kuras (182-F-81) answered with 13 points for Graz.

  BOSNIA - Women  

D1 Round 5: ( Regular Season) - by Eurobasket
Banja Luka, Nov 16.2009

Derby of this round was the game Zeljeznicar Sarajevo- Biss-Tours Celik Zenica 101-70. The final score on the end showed thet host team was dominated during all of the game.Jelena Maksimovic (192-C-82) led the hosts with 35 pts,10 rebounds,Rada Vidovic (177-G-79) had 25pts (3pts 6/7)Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) added 22pts,Tamara Bajic (172-G-87) 8 pts,11apg.For the guest team,Aldijana Iriskic (172-G-85) scored 23pts and Nura Imamovic (197-C-74) had 19pts.The oders results:ZKK Tomislav Tomislavgrad- Borac ML-IEFK Banja Luka 88-89;KK Brcko Distrikt-Novi Grad 48-104Trocal Jedinstvo Tuzla-Igman 101-41;Neimarstvo Trebinje-Brotnjo 94 Citluk 57-68.KK RMU Banovici was free.

  DENMARK - Women  

Aabyhoj reach summit - by Eurobasket News
Aabyhoj climbed on top of the ladder as they recorded the fourth win in the season. Thomas Press team overcame Vaerlose 69:43 in Round 8 to clinch a 4-2 record. Vaerlose however did challenge Aabyhoj before falling short at the end. The hosts led by 4 points at the first break. Aabyhoj managed to change the complexion of the battle in the second period and ensured a narrow 32:31 lead at halftime. The visitors broe through in the third term. They limited Vaerlose to just 2 points in the stanza and entered the fourth term ahead by 11 points. Aabyhoj shifted the gear in the final quarter and ran away for good at the end. Sandra Muller-Garner (190-F/C-84, college: UNLV) tallied 21 points and 13 boards to pace the visiting team. Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) had 14 points and 4 boards in the victory. Amy Bratvold (185-F, college: E.Washington) delivered 12 points for Vaerlose. Trine Alma Knudsen (165-G) had 11 points in the loss.
Virum improved at 3-3 record with a 57:50 win over Vaerlose two days earlier. The Vipers also managed to clear off in the second half. Ivana Udovalieva (84) fired 28 points to lead the way for Virum. Ivana Kostic (177-G-85) added 13 points in the winning effort. Amy Bratvold had 14 points for the hosts.
Horsens prevailed against Horsholm 54:32 behind a stunning defense display. Leigh knocked down 12 points for Horsens. Emma Kiis (183-F-89) top-scored with 14 points for the hosts. The 79ers responded with 7 points from Therese Deemand (176-G-83, college: Binghamton).

  NCAA3 - Women  

Top-ranked Washington University tip off season with victory - by Eurobasket News
The top-ranked Washington University, St. Louis claimed the first win in the season. They thumped Augustana 71:36 in the opener. Zoe Unruh (6'0''-G/F) fired several three-pointers at the start of the game to put Washington University in charge. Soon the Bears went on a 13:0 run to clear off for good. Zoe Unruh finished with 16 points for the Bears. Alex Hoover (5'10''-G) contributed 14 points in the victory. Dori Gills responded with 11 points for Augustana College.
The 5th-ranked Scranton prevailed against Montclair State 71:65 on the road. Megan Kopecki (5'9''-G-89) notched 22 points to pivot the Lady Royals. Courtney Roselle (5'10''-F-88) produced 11 points and 11 boards in the win. Jamilee Pflug responded with 21 points for the Red Hawks. The Lady Royals piled up a 15-point halftime lead and raced to the victory at the end.
Brandeis thumped Worcester Polytech 66:32 as Jessica Chapin (5'6''-G) and Kasey Gieschen (6'1''-F) scored 12 points apiece. Diana Cincotta (5'7''-G) tossed in 11 points for the winners. Worcester Polytech replied with 13 points from Elle Fontaine.