EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/19/2009 1:00:00 AM

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  ALGERIA   


The favorites remain undefeated - by Eurobasket News
ASPTT Alger and GS Petroliers remain undefeated on top of their groups. ASPTT Alger is 8-0 now in Group A after celebrating the latest victory over Ain Benyane 71:54. Staoueli beat WA Boufarik 63:59 in the top game of the group and improved to 5-2 record, while the latter dropped to 6-2.
In Group B GS Petroliers are 9-0 now beating OM Batna 78:68 on November 13th. CRB Dar El-B suffered the second loss as they lost to CSMC 80:81. The latter improved to 5-4 record on the third position. CRB Temouch still remain winless as they lost to CR Bir Khadem 50:66.


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  D.R. CONGO   


NBA hires Dikembe Mutombo as global ambassador - by Eurobasket News
Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo (7'2''-C-66, college: Georgetown), who is well-known for his humanitarian work, has been named to the newly created position of NBA global ambassador.

Mutombo will participate in international NBA events such as Basketball without Borders and will work with Hall of Fame member Bob Lanier on outreach programs, the NBA said Tuesday.

Mutombo started a foundation in 1997 to improve conditions in his native Democratic Republic of Congo. The foundation, with substantial funding from Mutombo, opened the 300-bed Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital -- named for the former player's mother -- in February 2007.

Mutombo played 18 seasons in the NBA, retiring after this past season. He was selected the NBA's defensive player of the year four times and is No. 2 on the league's all-time list of blocked shots. He played for Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Houston, totaling 1,196 games.


Courtesy of www.upi.com


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Papadopoulos in PAOK!! - by Chris Mammides
PAOK Marfin Thessaloniki agreed financial terms with the ex international Hellene center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-C-80). Lazaros was a free agent for quite a long time and even though his best mate Leuteris Kakiousis , the Head Coach of Iraklis Thessaloniki asked him in both ways officially and unofficially to join his team but the Greek Giant didn't accept this offer. Lazaros is an Iraklis kid, meaning that he grew up witht his team before joining forces with Panathinaikos Athens and become European trophy holder, and then did a succesfull international career in the European courts.

The amazing thing, though, is that the Greek Giant will not receive any money from PAOK Marfin Thessaloniki and he agreed to give all his money to to NGO's (Non Government Organisations) the first one is dealing with children (To hamogelo to paidiou) - 'The child's smile' and the second one in the 'Hellenic Basketball Federation for athletes on a Wheelchair' which is a member of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation. This is a global unique action from an athlete which honors not onl himself but the overall Hellas and the athletes of the country. Eurobasket.com wishes all the best to the player and wishes also that many other players will follow this gentle athlete.



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  IRAN   


Attention to Clubs and Agents; Be Care of These Greek Agents... - by Mohammad Ahmadi
Serious Attention to all clubs and agents which are trying to transfer players and coaches;

There are some Greek agents with the names G.D. and A.S. which are trying to make some deals and transfer famous players to other countries but when they get the signed contract and contacts of clubs, they will cheat and cut their partners and lie them and will contact clubs directly and try to make just some more dollars but everybody know that being Honest and professional is the most thing in these deals and jobs. They also recommend Other Agents' Players as their own players.

It happened some times for some middle east deals and recently happened to some iranian club and some agent.

More information and full details and name of agencies and agents will be published later.


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  KUWAIT   


Kuwait News- Eurobasket - by Eurobasket
The title holders Al Qadsia began their new season by an easy win against Al Salmiyah 100-21, biggest margin recorded in this first round. This game would have been a warm-up for them before another supposedly easy game next Wednesday against Sulaibikhat. The two imports of Al Qadesiya had a good game for their start, Joel Box (205-C-84, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Quincy) had 23 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks in 20 minutes, and Nick Zachery (191-G-79, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: UALR) added in the same playing time another 23 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals.
by Paul Attalah


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  MOROCCO   


MAS remain on top - by Eurobasket News
MAS started the 2009/2010 season with 5 straight victories and remain on top of the League. The team overcame TSC Tihad Sportive de Casablanca 76:54, ASS 99:96, Raja Casablanca 76:64, ASE 114:105 and Chabab Rif Al Hoceima 72:67. Three other teams share the second place with 4-1 records. ASS beat Chabab Rif Al Hoceima76:57, FUS Rabat 93:54, IRT TANGER 84:70 and Iran 107:64, while lost one to MAS 96:99. IRT TANGER is 4-1 after the victories over PLAZZA CASA SPORT 75:68, Iran 77:58, TSC Tihad Sportive de Casablanca 71:66 and Raja Casablanca 66:51. PLAZZA CASA SPORT has also 4-1 after the wins over ASE 74:70, Iran 62:52, Chabab Rif Al Hoceima 68:67 and TSC Tihad Sportive de Casablanca 70:64.

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  PALESTINE   


Arab AlQuds Basketball Tournament Launches Today - by Eurobasket
Under the patronage of President Mahmoud Abbas, De La Salle Club is organizing the 'AlQuds Basketball Tournament' as part of the various activities within the 'Jerusalem - Capital of Arab Culture' Campaign. (http://www.alquds2009.org ).
The tournament will take place from the 18th to 22nd of Nov, 2009, with six (6) teams participating:
Jerusalem District Team, Ramallah& Jericho District Team, Bethlehem District Team, Nablus District Team, AlRaineh Team and AlRiyadi Aramex - Jordan.

Palestine: Sports for Life (www.ps4l.org) is proud to be part of this event, as we will work with De La Salle Club to provide you with accurate player information, pictures and statistics. This simple website is specifically created for this event to make this information available to everyone - so feel free to browse the site - http://sites.google.com/site/alqudsbball

We'd be happy to hear your feedback on the tournament and statistics. You can reach us at www.ps4l.org or email us directly at tamara.awartani@ps4l.org

Wednesday Games 18th of Nov.
Bethlehem vs. Nablus at 6pm at the Catholic Action Club
Jerusalem vs. Ramallah at 8pm at the Catholic Action Club



AlQuds Tournament: Tough wins for All Star Ramallah & All Star Bethlehem - by Eurobasket

AlQuds Basketball Tournament organizaed by De La Salle Jerusalem proudly launched with two competative games today,
A tough win for All Star Ramallah over All Star Jerusalem by 4points 94 - 90, while All Star Nablus gave All Star Bethlehem a hard time by leading the first half & losing by 7points 77 - 70.
Stay tuned for the details of the game tom while the statistics of the game can be found on http://sites.google.com/site/alqudsbball

Thursday will be the opening ceremony at 5pm at the Catholic Action followed by the opening game.

Palestine: Sports for Life (www.ps4l.org) proudly joint with De La Salle Jerusalem will keep you in the loop with statistics.
Till tomorrow with more to come your way.



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  TPBL   


NEW 2010 TPBL ENTRIES : ABILENE TX and SPRING TX - by Chris Cardenas

TEXAS - The TPBL continues to grow thanks to the basketball fans, past teams, and this years teams as well. For the 2010 season we'll have 2 more new entries from SPRING TX as well as the returning city of ABILENE TX. Abilene tx as you might remember has played for two TPBL titles and have won a championship. Chris Cardenas ' the city of Abilene tx has been known in the past to produce some good basketball talent , and with the enthusiasm that will be generated within the next month or so i expect no less this year. Spring tx will also add another team in our south texas region that is already very tough with the defending regular season champs HOUSTON PTS and the very good KATY SYNERGY teams.' We here at the TEXAS PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE are very excited about our 10th anniversary season and hope you continue to support your states professional basketball organizations.
for information on teams, tickets, locations, game times call : 325-763-6630
......due to the addition of these new teams , the TPBL season/league schedule wont be poste until November 26. THANK YOU TEXAS!!!


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  TUNISIA   


Play-offs tip off on November 21st - by Eurobasket News
Play-offs will tip off on November 21st as eight teams start the battle for the top places. The winner of Group A E.S.Sahel will take on U.S.Mounastir that finished second in Group B with 8-2 record. The winner of Group B Stade Nabeulien will start Play-offs against C Cheminots. In another openers C.Africain will play against Ezzahra.S, while J.S.Kairaoun take on E.S.Rades. Four teams will start Play-outs as J.S Manazeh faces CS Hammam Lif on the 21st of November. C.A.Bizerte will play against SSK Kasserine on the same day.



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Women News

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  ESTONIA - Women  


Eclex march on - by Eurobasket News
Eclex Tallinn posted back-to-back victories to remain undefeated in the Meistriliiga. First Eclex tamed Tartu 97:52 on the road. The visitors won the starting quarter by 17 points and stretched the margin at 30-point mark at halftime. Tartu had little to answer with in the second half and surrendered at the end. Kerttu Jallai (179-F-90) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for Eclex. Eva Moldre (192-C-77) delivered 18 points in the winning effort. Liisi Sokman (168-G-88) answered with 16 points for Tartu.
Eclex extended their winning streak against Audentes. The league leaders limited their opponents at 6 points in the starting frame. Things got just worse for Audentes in the second period. Eclex fired 28 points rallying to a massive 30-point halftime advantage. Audentes showed character winning the third stanza but could not cope with the pressure losing the game by 41 points. Kerttu Jallai fired 30 points to pace the charge. Kerli Haas (179-G-90) added 16 points in the win. Marit Maaring (176-G-91) came up with 14 points for Audentes in defeat.



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  EUROLEAGUE - Women  


Euroleague Round: 4 (Qualifying Round) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Taranto - Ros Casares 78-69
Cras Taranto posted the second straight win in the Euroleague. They followed the victory over TTT Riga with an impressive success against one of the tournament favorites Ros Casares. Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) stepped up with 23 points and 12 boards to lead the Italian team to the win. The game belonged to the hosts right from the start. Rebekkah Brunson and Elodie Godin teamed up for 20 points in the opening quarter as Taranto claimed a 24:17 lead after ten minutes. Ros Casares narrowed the distance in the second period and stayed close. Snell tied things up at 33 late in the half but Rebekkah Brunson sent the teams into the locker rooms with Taranto leading by 2 points 35:33. The hosts tipped off the second half with 10 points in a row boosting the margin. Soon Mahoney gave Taranto a 60:36 advantage. Jami Montagnino capped the term with a three-pointer as the Italian outfit enjoyed a comfortable 65:47 lead. Ros Casares reacted with a 10:2 rally at the start of the final period to trim the gap. Montanana pulled the Spaniards within 5 with 41 seconds to go in regulation but Greco and Jami Montagnino sealed the winning outcome from the stripe. Elodie Godin provided 12 points for Taranto. Jami Montagnino added 11 points in the victory. Delisha Milton-Jones replied with 18 points for Ros Casares. Rebekka Hammon and Erika De Souza had 13 points each in defeat.

TEO Vilnius - TTT Riga 68-74
TTT Riga celebrated the initial win in the Euroleague season. They prevailed against TEO in Vilnius to improve at 1-3 record in Group A. TEO remained winless after four rounds of action. Lisa Willis scored 23 points and grabbed 6 boards to lead the visitors. TEO Vilnius stormed into the game taking an 8:2 lead three minutes into the encounter. However Cindy Lima, Lyndra Weaver and Lisa Willis helped TTT Riga deny the deficit as the visitors entered the second period ahead by one 24:23. TTT Riga started to get away in the second frame. They went on a 14:2 run midway through the stanza to accumulate a 42:27 advantage. TEO managed to clip the distance to 10 points at halftime 35:45. Lisa Willis opened the second half with back-to-back three-pointers as TTT Riga stretched the lead. Renee Montgomery (170-G-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) and Rinkevicite kept hopes alive for TEO as they narrowed the deficit back to 10-point mark with one quarter to go. Renee Montgomery and Rinkeviciute dragged the hosts within 7 midway through the fourth quarter but TTT Riga stayed concentrated. Karklina, Krumberga and Pagrode delivered when it mattered the most as TTT Riga escaped with an important road success at the end. Lyndra Weaver nailed 21 points for the winners. Cindy Lima produced 11 points and 9 boards for TTT Riga. Renee Montgomery responded with 22 points and 10 assists for TEO. Milka Bjelica delivered 18 points and 10 boards in defeat.

UMMC - Galatasaray 69-54
Maria Stepanova (203-C-79) scored 18 points as UMMC handed Galatasaray the first Euroleague defeat in the season. The Russian powerhouse rallied to a confident home success to catch up with Galatasaray in Group A ladder. Both teams are now share 3-1 record on top of the table. Vecerova opened the game with a basket but UMMC soon surged in front. Maria Stepanova and Cappie Pondexter helped the hosts to accumulate a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Deanna Nolan and Cappie Pondexter opened the second frame with five straight points as UMMC enjoyed a 10-point advantage. Wauters, Maria Stepanova and Deanna Nolan ensured a 16-point lead for the home team late in the half. Sophia Young capped it with 4 points in a row to drag Galatasaray within 12. Sophia Young, Yelena Leuchanka and Vecerova narrowed the deficit to only 8 points early in the third stanza. But then Bibrzycka and Cappie Pondexter stepped up with back-to-back triples to restore a 13-point advantage for UMMC. The hosts entered the final stanza ahead by 12 points 51:39. Yelena Leuchanka fired 8 points in the first four minutes of the final frame to keep the intrigue burning. But Deanna Nolan, Cappie Pondexter and Jones sealed the winning outcome for the home team at the end. Cappie Pondexter delivered 15 points for UMMC. Deanna Nolan added 13 points in the victory. Sophia Young and Yelena Leuchanka had 14 points each for Galatasaray. Vecerova had 9 points in the losing effort.

Group B
Gospic - MiZo Pecs 68-74
MiZo Pecs finally recorded their first Euroleague win this season. They made a successful trip to Croatia upsetting Gospic. Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) delivered 24 points and 12 boards to pace the Hungarian team. Gospic in the meantime suffered the fourth straight defeat in Group B. Nicole Ohlde scored 13 points in the first frame to pace the visitors. MiZo Pecs ensured a 27:22 lead ten minutes into the battle. However Gospic kept their opponents scoreless for almost six minutes in the second period using it to take a 30:27 lead. Vajda stepped up with five points in a row for MiZo Pecs and Ohlde added some more as the visitors regained control 41:36 at halftime. The teams traded baskets throughout the intense third frame. MiZo Pecs were able to secure a 65:59 advantage into the fourth period. Gospic got as close as two points 68:70 with just under five minutes to go in regulation but could not score a point in the reminder of the contest and had to surrender at the end. Anna Vajda delivered 23 points for the visitors. Ivanyi had 6 points, 13 boards and 10 assists for MiZo Pecs. Anda Jelavic knocked down 20 points to pace Gospic. Carla Thomas finished with 16 points in the loss.

Perfumerias - Villeneuve 94-53
Halcon Avenida claimed the third win in the Euroleague season. They bruised visiting Villenueve in Salamanca. Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college: Houston) tossed in 31 points, grabbed 11 boards and dished out 5 assists to lead the hosts. Sancho Lyttle scored 6 points in an 8:0 run from Halcon Avenida at the start of the game. Soon the home team stretched the gap at 11 points controlling the rhythm. Lady Comfort and Bertal helped the French team stopped the bleeding late in the period as Villenueve trailed by 8 points 20:28. Sancho Lyttle and Le'Coe Willingham ensured a 19-point lead for the Spaniards early in the second period. Halcon Avenida arrived at halftime ahead by 17 points. Sancho Lyttle continued to deliver after the main break. She allowed the hosts to keep their opponents at bay piling up a 73:42 lead at the final break. Halcon Avenida did not slow down in the fourth period rallying to a confident win at the end. Le'Coe Willingham produced 17 points and 11 boards for Avenida. Olexandra Gorbunova added 13 points in the win. Lady Comfort responded with 15 points and 8 boards for Lille. Jolene Anderson knocked down 11 points in defeat.

TS Wisla Can-Pak - Familia Schio 83-72
Polish Wisla continued to pile up victories in Euroleague. They registered the fourth straight success edging Beretta in Krakow. Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) scored 17 points and dished out 13 assists to keep Wisla on top of Group B ladder. Schio in the meantime suffered just the first defeat in the season. Nicole Antibe and Masciadri opened the game with five points for Schio. The Italian team looked confident in the starting stanza and rallied to a 25:16 lead at the first break. However Wisla opened the second frame with 9 points in a row to level things up. Masciadri and Nicole Antibe did not allow the hosts to surge ahead keeping Schio in charge. Macchi and Masciadri capped the half with four straight points as the visitors enjoyed a 43:36 advantage. Schio stayed in front early in the third frame but soon Wisla started their rescue mission. Majewska knocked down a jumper to ignite a 13:0 run from the home team. Wisla spurred in front and clinched a 62:59 lead after thirty minutes of action. Janell Burse, Marta Fernandez and Liron Cohen stretched the advantage at 9 points at the beginning of the fourth term. Liron Cohen, Marta Fernandez and Iziane Castro connected from beyond the arc as Wisla opened up a double-digit lead late in the game. Schio had no answer for the onslaught and gave in at the end. Liron Cohen scored 17 points for Wisla. Janell Burse contributed 16 points and 12 boards, while Iziane Castro added 14 points in the victory. Nicole Antibe had 17 points and 8 boards for Schio. Bernadette Ngoyisa tallied 16 points in defeat.

Group C
Dobri Anjeli - USK Praha 73-70
Dobri Angels celebrated the initial victory in Group C as they beat ZVVZ USK Prague at home. The Slovakian side registered 73:70 to improve to 1-3 record. Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Temple) had a great start to open the scoring account for 2:0. The teams exchanged the lead several times as Frohlich Linda tied the game at 20:20 after 10 minutes. Whalen Lindsay gave the guests 32:26 and Maltsi Evanthia kept the advantage for 36:31. Candice Dupree posted last two in the end of the half trailing 41:42 with the hosts. The third period was decisive in the game as the Slovakian side had 22-13 in it. The teams finished three periods at 63:55 for the hosts, while Candice Dupree increased the lead to 67:57 later in the game. Whalen Lindsay and Elhotova Katerina reduced the lead to 72:70, whilst Kostaki gave the hosts the final 73:70 win. Candice Dupree exploded with 30 points and 13 rebounds, while Frohlich Linda followed her with 16 points and 11 boards. Maltsi Evanthia responded with 21 points for the visiting team.

Gorzow - Bourges 49-39
Polish Gorzow grabbed a 49:39 win over Bourges in the most defensive style in the EuroLeague Women. The hosts made history with the result as it marked their first-ever win in the competition. It was a real defensive thriller and did not bring many baskets. The first period was productive and brought 16:7 on the board as Dureika and Carson exchanged the baskets. Even 34:20 at the halftime looked well for such a game in the tournament. Later on the teams had difficulties scoring in the court. At first Polish Gorzow nailed only 5 points in the third period as Kaltsidou Styliani brought 39:30 in the game. In the last period Bourges scored only 9 and finished with just 39 points. Sidney Spencer and Samantha Richards (167-G-83) led the way with 12 points each, while Zurowska Justyna and Kaczmarczyk Agnieszka posted 6 apiece. Miyem Endene and Kaltsidou Styliani notched 11 points each for the guests.

MKB Eurol. - Rivas Ecopolis 63-70
Rivas Ecopolis is perfect in Group C with 4-0 record after the trip to Hungary. The Spanish team outscored MKB Euroleasing 70:63 as the latter dropped at 2-2. Honti Kata brought the first points for the hosts and Bermejo Morenoreplied with the same far shot for the guests. Krivacevic Tijana scored for 18:17 at the end of the opening quarter and Ujhelyi gave Rivas Ecopolis the lead for good at the half in the beginning of the second frame. Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) closed the first half at 36:31 from the free throw line. The Hungarian side came back with the better game from the lockers and grabbed 39:38 as Honti Kata made a jump shot. Semsei scored for 46:40, while Crystal Langhorne's points gave her team for 47:46 after three quarters. After that moment the guests never looked behind in the game. Crystal Langhorne paced all the winners with 22 points and Joens Catherine added 16. Krivacevic Tijana notched 15 points for the hosts and Honti Kata had 13.

Group D
Szeged - Fenerbahce 66-70
Fenerbahce rolled over Szeged in Hungary in the last game of the Qualifying Round 4. The Turkish side tied their record at 2-2 after 70:66 victory. Fenerbahce had an easy start and took 18:5 after the first 10 minutes of the game. Ciglar pulled he team down to 20:26, however Nicole Powell (188-G/F-82, college: Stanford) gave the guests 34:22. Tuncluer closed the half as the Turkish team enjoyed 40:27 advantage. The latter held 10-point advantage in the third period and even took 61:48 at the end of it. Szeged however was too far to give up and was too good in the end of the game. Trailing 70:60 with 3.30 in the game, the Hungarian side kept the guests scoreless and cut it to 70:66 as Sipaviciute Vaida was the last to score in the game. Nicole Powell top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Yilmaz Nevriye and Taylor Penelope netted 13 each. Sipaviciute Vaida ended up with 21 points in defeat, while Zherzherunova Olena posted 17.

Spartak V MR - Tarbes 81-56
Spartak Moscow Region recorded the third straight win in the Euroleague Group D. The three-time defending champions battered French Tarbes in front of the home fans to stay unbeaten. Sylvia Fowles (198-C-85, college: LSU) tallied 17 points and 11 boards to lead Spartak. Charde Houston scored the first points of the game but Spartak quickly responded with 8 points to surge in front. Spartak closed their defense in the opening frame limiting Tarbes to only 6 points. The hosts accumulated a 27:6 lead after ten minutes. Yacoubou stopped the bleeding for Tarbes with four quick points at the start of the second quarter but Spartak responded equally. They unloaded 12 straight points to enjoy a 45:12 advantage midway through the second stanza. Spartak arrived at halftime up by as many as 33 points 54:21. But Tarbes showed what Euroleague is all about in the third frame. The visitors shifted the gear and started to erase the deficit. Frida Eldebrink and Charde Houston dragged the French outfit within 24 points. But Anete Jekabsone-Zogota, Sylvia Fowles and Diana Taurasi netted some timely buckets at the start of the final frame and Spartak never looked back en route to the victory. Anete Jekabsone-Zogota produced 14 points for Spartak. Diana Taurasi had 13 points, while McCarville netted 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the win. Charde Houston notched 16 points and 7 rebounds for Tarbes. Frida Eldebrink added 9 points in the losing effort.

Frisco Sika - Lotos Gdynia 83-72
Frisco Sika grabbed 3-1 in Group D with an 83:72 home win over Lotos Gdynia. Trailing 18-20 after the opening quarter the hosts won the rest of the periods. Eva Viteckova (189-F-82) opened the game from the perimeter, while Australian Phillips replied for the guests from the same distance. The teams exchanged the lead several times as Matovic Ivana gave the Polish side 20:18. The latter also were in front in the end of the first half after Christon made a jump shot for 33:31. Bonner tied the game at the halftime at 33:33 to send the squads to the lockers. The third quarter became the most interesting as the lead remained carousel with two teams exchanging the advantage. Tay McWilliams brought the hosts 57:54, while Beard Alana closed the period at 57:56. With 67:67 on the board midway through the last frame the hosts created a 10-0 run to win the game. Eva Viteckova scored the last points for Frisco Sika to celebrate 83:72 victory. Tay McWilliams led the way with 22 points and Horakova Hana nailed 15. Matovic Ivana answered with 20 points for the Polish side.



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  GERMANY - Women  


Halle Lions bring in Angel Chan - by Moritz Korff
The SV Halle Lions have found a player to replace Amanda Rego (170-G-86, college: San Diego) who had to return home due to family reasons.
Angel Chan (175-G-87) will make her debut for the Lions on Saturday, when the Halle team is taking on Donau-Ries. The 22-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan, native attended NCAA Division One school Central Michigan from 2005 to 2009. As a senior during the 2009-2010 season she appeared in 32 games and averaged 14.3 points per contest. Halle will be her first stop in professional basketball.


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  ITALY - Women  


Vomero Basket Napoli lands Sabrina Palie - by Eurobasket News
Vomero Basket Napoli announced signing of Sabrina Palie (177-G-81). The 28-year old guard is coming to Italy from the French team Union Hainaut, where she spent last season. For 10 appearances in Euroleague Palie averaged 3.9 ppg and 1.7 rpg. She also appeared 25 times in LFB adding 6.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg and 2 apg.
Sabrina Palie is already a familiar face in Italy. Namely, she spent couple of seasons with Acer Priolo in the past. In her last one with Priolo (2007/08), Palie collected 10.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 2.8 spg for 26 games in Serie A1. She was their member since 2003.
In the meantime, Sabrina Palie had two attempts in WNBA and officially appeared 10 times during the 2006 season. She was a member of the Detroit Shock averaging 1.2 ppg.
Sabrina Palie has few important awards in her record. Maybe the most important one is Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Bosman Player of the Year -06. That year she also received invitation to join French National Team. She already made a debut for her new team scoring 17 points against GMA Napoli. She will try to help Vomero to survive this season in Serie A1 after poor start.