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  ABA   


Interview with NYC Thunder Guard Chris Grant - by Surujh Roopnarine
The American Basketball Associations 2009-2010 season tips off this weekend. A league, which at many times has been much maligned (rightly so), but also offers an opportunity to hundreds of basketball players who aspire to do great things with their lives. New York City Thunder guard Christopher Grant (6'4''-G-82, agency: GOTathletes, college: Morgan St.) is one such player. A four-year veteran of the ABA, Chris has seen the highs of the ABA (a 20 win season with the Strong Island Sound in 2006-07), the lows (the bankruptcy of the Sound during the following season) and the crazy (splitting of the NYC Internationalz last season). Under the direction of Head Coach Michael Logan, the Thunder has amassed a talented roster that Grant will be expected to be a leader of. Prior to preparations for practice Grant took a few minutes to answer questions about the upcoming season and his career.

USBasket: Chris, what are the goals for the team entering this season and for your self personally?

Chris: Well, our number one goal is to win the ABA Championship. As for me, it is to provide leadership to my teammates, experience on the court and to just be successful.

USBasket: Last season was very difficult with the transition from the Internationalz to the Thunder (Note: The teams management and now current Thunder Head Coach Michael Logan were at odds, which eventually led to a split and the formation of the Thunder during mid-season). Did it have a negative effect on the teams moral or play?

Chris: Yeah it was difficult last year with the transition but I think it brought unity to our team. Coach Logan fought for us to be treated right which made us realize that if he can go to battle for us we can go to battle for him and we did. This year we are more together, from the basics like uniforms all the way up to the front office, so we are ready for the season.

USBasket: Tell me a little bit about your team heading into the season. What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?

Chris: Well this season I think we are a better team. We brought in some new, but experienced players like Kyle Cuffe (6'9''-F-82, college: St.John's) and Sharif Fordham (6'4''-G/F-77, college: St.John's) who both played at St. Johns, as well as some young guys that will really help us. We are pretty strong both in the front court and back court areas. I think as the season goes on we will gel together and make a lot of noise in the league.

USBasket: This will now be your fourth season playing in the ABA. How has the league changed since your rookie season with the Strong Island Sound in 2005-06?

Chris: I think the league has gotten better. Each team in the ABA has developed a very talented roster. The competition is better now because more and more players know about the ABA. When I was with the Sound the league was still a little new, but now it is more concrete. (Note: The re-launched ABA, officially came back for the 2000-01 season)

USBasket: Coming off of a productive two-year career at Morgan State (Top 10 on the MEAC in assists both seasons), you werent able to land a job overseas. What do you think has been the biggest obstacle to continuing to play on a higher level professionally?

Chris: I think it was just a lack of representation. I never had an agent until this year.


Plus, many coaches really don't know how many positions I can play; I'm a big guard, but I can play the point guard position. I played point guard for two years in Junior College (Nassau Community College) as well as in the ABA with the Strong Island Sound, so I have experience and a very well rounded game.

USBasket: What are some benefits you can provide to a team overseas?

Chris: Versatility is the first thing I know I can bring to an overseas club. I am a 6'5 combo-guard that can play either guard or the wing positions as well as defend them. Leadership also, I relate well to instructions from my coaches and know how to get our offense and defenses set on the court. I can also run the team as well as score with the best of them, so I think I can bring a lot to the table once I get the opportunity.

USBasket: Once again this season you will get a chance to team up with your friend Sean Dantzler (6'4''-G/F-83, college: St.Francis,NY), who you have played with for most of your career in the ABA. How beneficial is it on the court to have a teammate you are so familiar with?

Chris: Sean is great; one of the purest shooters I have ever played with.
Having Sean out there means a lot. We started together and we have struggled together, so we push one another to always go hard and improve. With all of the training camps and the games weve been through, it is good to know when you have that teammate that you know his game and he knows yours. Its almost like having a brother out there because you know each others every move. But, each and
everyone of my teammates are like my brothers out there, so no matter what I'm going to have their backs.

Thanks again for everything Surujh; hopefully this will be a successful season for us and we can bring the ABA Championship to New York!



SETX Mavs 91 - KY Bisons 89 - by Chris Terrell
GAME NOTES: The Southeast Texas Mavericks held off the Kentucky Bisons at the ABA Tip-Off Classic in their re-match from last season's ABA Great 8 match-up where the Bisons came from behind to defeat Southeast Texas in a semifinals match-up. It was not to be on this opening night of the ABA season though. The Mavericks led by as many as 17 points mid-way through the third quarter, but the Defending ABA Champs fought back to cut the Mavs lead to one point with less than thirty seconds to play in the game. Mavericks guard Lamar Castile (6'2''-G-82, college: Beaver County CC) hit 1 of 2 free-throws with 7.2 seconds left on the game clock and Mike Wells three pointer at the buzzer fell just short and the Mavericks held on for a two point win.

MAVS GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Forward Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) led the Mavs with 27 points. Lamar Castile finished with 16 points. Guards Mike Crain and Anthony Lumpkin added 14 and 13 points respectively. Reigning ABA MVP DeRon Rutledge chipped in 10 points. Mavericks Center Jon Rogers pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked 6 shots.

MAVERICKS SUPERLATIVES: The SETX Mavericks extended its ABA Regular Season Winning Streak to 25 consecutive games and is one short of the longest Regular Season Winning Streak in the History of the ABA.

ABA TIP-OFF CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-UP: The SETX Mavericks will face the Music City Stars, who defeated the Bluegrass Stallions in the opening game of the Tip-off Classic on Thursday night at Ford Arena in Beaumont, TX. The Mavericks and Stars will meet in the Tip-off Classic Championship Game on Saturday night at 8:30 PM. The Kentucky Bisons will face the Bluegrass Stallions in the Consolation Game at 6:00 PM.

Going into the game the ABA Pre-Season Power Rankings had the reigning ABA Champion Bisons as #1 and the SETX Mavs #2, that may switch around after this result. You can get more info at abalive.com or setxmavs.com


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic L. Standings
 1. Cibona 8-0 
 2. U.Olimpija 6-2 
 3. KK Zagreb 6-2 
 4. Partizan 4-3 
 5. Zadar 4-3 
 6. Hemofarm 4-4 
 7. Siroki Eronet 4-4 
 8. FMP 3-4 
 9. Buducnost 3-5 
 10. Cedevita 3-5 
 11. Radnicki K. 3-5 
 12. Helios 3-5 
 13. Crvena Zvez. 3-5 
 14. Bosna S. 1-8 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Andrija ZIZIC
  Cedevita
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Zizic, Cedevita19.5 
 2. Tomic, KK Zagreb16.5 
 3. Delic, Helios15.8 
 4. Tomas, Cibona15.5 
 5. Sehovic, Bosna S.15.4 
 6. Videnov, Crvena Z.15.0 
 7. Grgat, Siroki E.14.6 
 8. Dragicevic, Crvena Z.14.5 
 9. Mason, Siroki E.14.3 
 10. Maric, Partiz.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  KK Zagreb
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Tomic, KK Zagreb8.9 
 2. Maric, Partizan8.7 
 3. Marjanovic, Hemof.8.3 
 4. Mason, Siroki E.7.8 
 5. Ruzic, Zadar7.1 
 6. Golubovic, U.Olimpija6.8 
 7. Roberts, Partizan6.8 
 8. Bagaric, Cibona6.4 
 9. Zizic, Cedevita6.4 
 10. Savovic, Buducno.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Mocnik, Helios7.6 
 2. Anderson, Cedevita5.0 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.4.9 
 4. Stipcevic, Zadar4.7 
 5. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.4.6 
 6. Markovic, Hemofarm4.1 
 7. Gordon, Cibona4.0 
 8. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.0 
 9. Becirovic, U.Olimpija4.0 
 10. Covic, F.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. McCalebb, Partizan3.2 
 2. Jagodnik, Hemofarm2.5 
 3. Krstic, KK Zagreb2.3 
 4. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.2 
 5. Walsh, U.Olimpija2.0 
 6. Gordon, Cibona1.9 
 7. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.1.8 
 8. Stemberger, Siroki E.1.8 
 9. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
 10. Rozic, Cibo.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vladimir DRAGICEVIC
  Buducnost
  (206-C/F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.5 
 2. Zoric, KK Zagreb1.5 
 3. Golubovic, U.Olimpija1.4 
 4. Vranes, Partizan1.1 
 5. Marjanovic, Hemof.1.1 
 6. Kikanovic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 7. Macvan, Hemofarm1.0 
 8. Roberts, Partizan0.8 
 9. Dragicevic, Crvena Z.0.8 
 10. Maric, Partiz.0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Penarol 10-3 
 2. Sionista 8-4 
 3. Quimsa 8-4 
 4. Obras 8-5 
 5. Boca Jrs 7-5 
 6. Libertad 7-5 
 7. Atenas 7-5 
 8. Regatas C. 7-5 
 9. C.Entrerriano 6-6 
 10. Quilmes MP 5-7 
 11. La Union 5-7 
 12. Estudiantes 5-7 
 13. Gimnasia CR 5-7 
 14. Union S. 5-7 
 15. Lanus 3-9 
 16. Cicl.Olimpico 1-11 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Jackson, La Union23.1 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.21.9 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista20.7 
 4. Edwards, Quilm.17.5 
 5. Smith, Estudiantes17.4 
 6. Robinson, Sionista17.3 
 7. Mikulas, Boca Jrs17.3 
 8. Gonzalez, Quimsa17.3 
 9. Assie, Quilmes MP17.1 
 10. Gutierrez, Penar.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.15.2 
 2. Wolkowyski, Libertad.9.1 
 3. Rollins, Gimnasia.8.3 
 4. Williams, Union S.8.3 
 5. Leiva, Penarol7.7 
 6. Osborne, La Union7.7 
 7. Gomez, Quimsa7.6 
 8. McFarlan, Union S.7.5 
 9. Pelussi, Libertad S.7.4 
 10. Mikulas, Boca J.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Javier MARTINEZ
  Sionista
  (189-G-78)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Martinez, Sionista5.7 
 2. Cequeira, Sionista5.5 
 3. Labaque, Obras4.0 
 4. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.6 
 5. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.6 
 6. Gerbaudo, La Union3.0 
 7. Rodriguez, Penarol2.8 
 8. Figueroa, Atenas2.8 
 9. Edwards, Quilm.2.7 
 10. Schattmann, Union.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Fernando FUNES
  C.Entrerriano
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Funes, C.Entrer.2.1 
 2. Labaque, Obras1.9 
 3. Gil, Union S.1.8 
 4. Lane, C.Entrerriano1.7 
 5. Cutley, C.Entrer.1.7 
 6. Gutierrez, Penarol1.6 
 7. Moodie, Boca Jrs1.5 
 8. Cequeira, Sionista1.5 
 9. Leiva, Penarol1.5 
 10. Assie, Quilmes1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.2.1 
 2. Keep, Quilmes MP1.3 
 3. Williams, Union S.1.2 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.2 
 5. Leiva, Penarol1.2 
 6. Alston, Boca Jrs1.2 
 7. McFarlan, Union S.1.1 
 8. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol0.8 
 10. Zanotti, Regatas.0.8 


Juan Carlos Bergel propels Sionista past Minas - by Eurobasket News
Sionista - Minas 72:70
Juan Carlos Bergel (188-G-89) fired a three-pointer late in regulation to propel Sionista past Minas on the final day of the Liga Sudamericana. Sionista thus claimed the first and only victory in the final round of the tournament. Minas stayed winless after three games. Leandro Masieri (201-F-76) nailed 15 points to pace the winners.
Minas got to a slightly better start to the game. They enjoyed a narrow 17:15 lead after the opening stanza. But Sionista gradually rebounded and surged in front in the second period. The Argentinean team was up by 2 points at halftime. The seesaw action continued in the third quarter. Minas pulled back in charge as Murilo da Rosa (210-C/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services) paced the Brazilian side. Minas arrived at the final break leading by as many as 4 points. Minas enjoyed a 9-point advantage early in the fourth term but wasted their lead in the final seconds. Sionista came back from behind and sealed the winning outcome with a three-pointer from Bergel.
Daniel Hure (200-F-85) scored 13 points for Sionista. Matias Fioretti (199-G/F-84) and Carlos Dixon (202-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Virginia Tech) knocked down 11 points each in the win. Murilo da Rosa answered with 17 points and 11 boards for Minas. Facundo Sucatzky (176-G-72) had 13 points in defeat.

Sionista: Leandro Masieri 15, Daniel Hure 13, Matias Fioretti 11, Carlos Dixon 11
Minas: Murilo da Rosa 17+11 boards, Facundo Sucatzky 13



Quimsa celebrate Liga Sudamericana title - by Eurobasket News
Quimsa- Libertad Sunchales 87:77

Quimsa became the new Liga Sudamericana champions. They held off Libertad Sunchales in the decisive game. Quimsa qualified to the FIBA Americas League to be held in December. Julio Mazzaro (190-G-79) knocked down 29 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the hosting team to the historic success.
Quimsa and Libertad Sunchales traded baskets throughout the opening frame. The scoreboard read 20:20 after ten minutes of action. Quimsa and Libertad stiffened their defense in the second quarter. Quimsa limited their opponents to just 8 points and earned a 4-point lead at halftime. The hosts stepped on the gas right after the main break. They exploded with 25 points to stretch the margin at 12-point mark. A high-scoring fourth frame saw Libertad pour in 32 points but it did not rescue the team. Quimsa matched the effort going for 30 points and claiming a confident win at the end.
Jonathan Treise (182-G-85) scored 21 points and issued 5 assists for Quimsa. Roman Gonzalez (211-C-78) added 16 points and 9 boards for the champions. Cleotis Brown (198-G/F-77, college: Illinois) answered with 17 points for Libertad. Andres Pelussi (198-F-77) had 15 points in the loss.

Quimsa: Julio Mazzaro 29, Jonathan Treise 21, Roman Gonzalez 16
Libertad: Cleotis Brown 17, Andres Pelussi 15



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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   


Standings
Standings
Group A
1. China2-0
2. India1-1
3. Jordan1-1
4. S.Arabia0-2
Group B
1. Philippines2-0
2. Bahrain1-1
3. Kazakhstan1-1
4. Japan0-2
Group C
1. S.Korea2-0
2. Syria2-0
3. Kuwait0-2
4. Singapore0-2
Group D
1. Iran2-0
2. Malaysia1-1
3. Taiwan1-1
4. Thailand0-2


U16 Asia Championship. Day 2 - by Eurobasket News
Group A
China U16 - Jordan U16 117:44

Chinese U16 selection recorded the second straight victory at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. China thrashed Jordan to stay on top of Group A. Shi Hongfei (180-G-93) knocked down 16 points to pace China.
China earned a 21-point lead after ten minutes of action. They dominated the reminder of the contest and posted a well-deserved victory at the end.
Ailun Guo notched 15 points for China. Malek Kanaan answered with 17 points for Jordan as they slipped at 1-1 record.

China: Shi Hongfei 16, Ailun Guo 15
Jordan: Malek Kanaan 17

India U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 55:41
India claimed the first win at the U16 Asia Championship. They prevailed against Saudi Arabia on the second day of action in preliminary A. Saudi Arabia suffered the second straight defeat and remained at the bottom of the table.
India played some first class defense in the first half. They limited Saudi Arabia to just 14 points and grabbed a 17-point advantage at halftime. Saudi Arabia improved their game after the main break but could not avoid the inevitability.
Ankit Panigrahi (185-C-93) scored 15 points and grabbed 10 boards for India. Shyam Sunder added 11 points for the winners. Nassir Abo Jalas had 14 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia in defeat.

India: Ankit Panigrahi 15+10 boards, Shyam Sunder 11
Saudi Arabia: Nassir Abo Jalas 14

Group B
Philippines U16 - Kazakhstan U16 76:50

Kiefer Ravena scored 23 points to lead Philippines past Kazakhstan at the U16 Asia Championship. Philippines registered the second straight win, while Kazakhstan fell at 1-1 record in Group B.
Philippines dominated throughout the first half. They piled up an 11-point lead at halftime. Kazakhstan tried hard but failed to threaten the margin after the main break. Philippines rolled to the win and climbed on top of the ladder in the pool.
Von Pessumal had 12 points in the winning case. Alexey Kurochka knocked down 16 points for Kazakhstan. Alexandr Zhigulin (202-F-94) netted 11 points and collected 13 boards in the loss.

Philippines: Kiefer Ravena 23, Von Pessumal 12
Kazakhstan: Alexey Kurochka 16, Alexandr Zhigulin 11+13 boards

Bahrain U16 - Japan U16 85:84
Bahrain celebrated the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Johor Bahru. They narrowly outscored Japan in Group B. Japan suffered the second straight loss and slid at the bottom of the standings.
Japan enjoyed a confident start to the game. They piled up an 11-point lead at halftime. Japan maintained the tempo in the third quarter. They earned a comfortable 14-point advantage before the fourth stanza. Bahrain found the right rhythm in the fourth term. They exploded with 31 points and snatched a tough win at the end.
Ali Ahmed Jamal was pivotal with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Sayed Hasan Ali added 18 points for Bahrain. Tsukasa Tano answered with 19 points for Japan. Taiki Uehara finished with 18 points in the losing effort. Bahrain will next take on Philippines, while Japan will test Kazakhstan.

Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 29, Sayed Hasan Ali 18
Japan: Tsukasa Tako 19, Taki Uehara 18

Group C
South Korea U16 - Kuwait U16 91:50

South Korean U16 selection enjoyed the second win at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against Kuwait counterparts in Group C action. Huiwon Han knocked down 17 points to lead the charge. Hyeongjun Kim added 15 points in the winning effort.
Korea stunned their opponents in the opening frame. They won it 27:10 and maintained a flying tempo in the next period. Korea poured in 31 points in the next period leaving Kuwait behind by 40 points. Korea did not look back in the second half and recorded the second straight victory.
Hussain Shuaib had 16 points for Kuwait. Abdulrahman Alshammari finished with 14 points and 10 boards in defeat.

South Korea: Huiwon Han 17, Hyeongjun Kim 15
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 16, Abdulrahman Alshammari 14+10 boards

Syria U16 - Singapore U16 71:58
Syria remained on top of Group C at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They defeated Singapore to improve at 2-0 record. Muhammad Otabachi scored 13 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead Syria.
Syria grabbed a 29:22 lead after two quarters of action. They maintained the advantage in the second half and recorded the consecutive success at the tournament. Ockba Baghajati and Aghyad Rahal netted 9 points each for Syria. Larry Hua Sen responded with game-high 36 points for Singapore.

Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 13+12 boards, Ockba Baghajati 9, Aghyad Rahal 9
Singapore: Larry Hua Sen 36

Group D
Taiwan U16 Malaysia U16 114:78

Taiwan shocked hosting Malaysia at the U16 Asia Championship. Ying-Chun Chen tallied 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists to pace Taiwan to the initial win at the tournament. Taiwan silenced the home team with a 28:8 run in the opening quarter. Malaysia recovered in the second period and won it by one point. But Taiwan exploded with 65 points in the second half to stun the hosts.
Jen-Chieh Wang knocked down 19 points for Taiwan. Kuan-Chuan Chen added 18 points in the victory. Shee Weng Loh notched 34 points and 12 boards for Malaysia.

Taiwan: Ying-Chun Chen 24, Jen-Chieh Wang 19
Malaysia: Shee Weng Loh 34+12 boards

Iran U16 - Thailand U16 71:36
Iran claimed the second consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship. Mirmohammad Fattahi tallied 20 points and 15 boards to lead the Iranian selection past Thailand. Soheil Yousefi added 20 points in the victory.
Iran looked better from start to finish. They built a 26:16 advantage at halftime and eased to the victory in the second half.
Paramet Kongsang nailed 9 points for Thailand. Sarun Buranachan had 8 points in defeat.

Iran: Mirmohammad Fattahi 20+15 boards, Soheil Yousefi 20
Thailand: Paramet Kongsang 9, Sarun Buranachan 8



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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Racing
  (200-F-74)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Williams, Crocodiles20.8 
 2. McKee, Hawks18.7 
 3. Worthington, Tig.18.0 
 4. Ballinger, 36ers18.0 
 5. Ubaka, Blaze17.6 
 6. Gilchrist, 36ers17.6 
 7. Bruton, Breakers17.3 
 8. Redhage, Perth17.2 
 9. Maxey, Blaze16.2 
 10. Williams, Crocodil.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Holmes, 36ers8.5 
 2. Rychart, Taipans8.2 
 3. Worthington, Tig.7.8 
 4. Williams, Crocodiles7.3 
 5. Redhage, Perth7.1 
 6. Maxey, Blaze7.1 
 7. Rickert, Breakers7.1 
 8. Davidson, Hawks6.8 
 9. Greer, Tigers6.8 
 10. Gilchrist, 36e.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Racing
  (200-F-74)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Williams, Crocodiles6.8 
 2. Ubaka, Blaze4.4 
 3. Gilchrist, 36ers4.4 
 4. McKee, Hawks4.3 
 5. Bruton, Breakers4.0 
 6. Saville, Hawks3.7 
 7. Groves, 36ers3.5 
 8. Gibson, Blaze3.5 
 9. Boucher, Breakers3.3 
 10. Henare, Breake.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Saville, Hawks1.6 
 2. McKee, Hawks1.6 
 3. Robbins, Perth1.6 
 4. Jones, Taipans1.5 
 5. Martin, Perth1.4 
 6. Worthington, Tig.1.3 
 7. Boucher, Breakers1.2 
 8. Lisch, Perth1.2 
 9. Bruton, Breakers1.1 
 10. Gibson, Bla.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Racing
  (200-F-74)
  Avg: 1
 1. Williams, Crocodiles1.0 
 2. Worthington, Tig.1.0 
 3. Maxey, Blaze0.9 
 4. Williams, Crocodiles0.9 
 5. Rickert, Breakers0.8 
 6. Melzer, Taipans0.7 
 7. Redhage, Perth0.7 
 8. Lisch, Perth0.6 
 9. Rychart, Taipans0.6 
 10. Gruber, Haw.0.5 


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


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
East
 1. Mistelbach 4-0 
 2. Danube City 3-1 
 3. Basket 2000 3-1 
 4. Baden BJ 2-2 
 5. Amstetten F. 2-2 
 6. Mattersb.R. 1-2 
 7. Modling 0-3 
 8. Vienna 87 0-4 
South
 1. Klagenfurt 2-0 
 2. Gratkorn 1-1 
 3. UBSC Graz 2 1-1 
 4. Villach 0-0 
 5. ATSE Graz 0-2 
West
 1. Schwaz 4-0 
 2. Dornbirn 4-1 
 3. UBBC Enns 2-2 
 4. Salzburg 1-3 
 5. SVO/BRG 1-3 
 6. Feldkirch 0-3 


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  BAHRAIN   


Bahrain pip Japan for initial win in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Bahrain U16 - Japan U16 85:84

Bahrain celebrated the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Johor Bahru. They narrowly outscored Japan in Group B. Japan suffered the second straight loss and slid at the bottom of the standings.
Japan enjoyed a confident start to the game. They piled up an 11-point lead at halftime. Japan maintained the tempo in the third quarter. They earned a comfortable 14-point advantage before the fourth stanza. Bahrain found the right rhythm in the fourth term. They exploded with 31 points and snatched a tough win at the end.
Ali Ahmed Jamal was pivotal with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Sayed Hasan Ali added 18 points for Bahrain. Tsukasa Tano answered with 19 points for Japan. Taiki Uehara finished with 18 points in the losing effort. Bahrain will next take on Philippines, while Japan will test Kazakhstan.

Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 29, Sayed Hasan Ali 18
Japan: Tsukasa Tako 19, Taki Uehara 18



Bahrain U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
5 Abdulla Sayed Ahmed
6 Subah Husain Hanafi
7 Abdulredha Ali Mohsen
8 Hussain Salman Hussain
9 Naser Yousif Abdulrasool
10 Hussain Mansoor Mohammed
11 Jamal Ali Ahmed
12 Jaber Saad Abdulla
14 Fadhel Buti Mohammed
15 Ali Sayed Hasan


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  BRAZIL   


Juan Carlos Bergel propels Sionista past Minas - by Eurobasket News
Sionista - Minas 72:70
Juan Carlos Bergel (188-G-89) fired a three-pointer late in regulation to propel Sionista past Minas on the final day of the Liga Sudamericana. Sionista thus claimed the first and only victory in the final round of the tournament. Minas stayed winless after three games. Leandro Masieri (201-F-76) nailed 15 points to pace the winners.
Minas got to a slightly better start to the game. They enjoyed a narrow 17:15 lead after the opening stanza. But Sionista gradually rebounded and surged in front in the second period. The Argentinean team was up by 2 points at halftime. The seesaw action continued in the third quarter. Minas pulled back in charge as Murilo da Rosa (210-C/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services) paced the Brazilian side. Minas arrived at the final break leading by as many as 4 points. Minas enjoyed a 9-point advantage early in the fourth term but wasted their lead in the final seconds. Sionista came back from behind and sealed the winning outcome with a three-pointer from Bergel.
Daniel Hure (200-F-85) scored 13 points for Sionista. Matias Fioretti (199-G/F-84) and Carlos Dixon (202-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Virginia Tech) knocked down 11 points each in the win. Murilo da Rosa answered with 17 points and 11 boards for Minas. Facundo Sucatzky (176-G-72) had 13 points in defeat.

Sionista: Leandro Masieri 15, Daniel Hure 13, Matias Fioretti 11, Carlos Dixon 11
Minas: Murilo da Rosa 17+11 boards, Facundo Sucatzky 13



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  CHINA   


China, Iran, Philippines, Korea and Syria Lead Under-16 Championship - by Arthur Volbert
China, Iran and the Philippines are leading their groups with 2-0 records in the Asian Under-16 Championships. Korea and Syria are tied for the lead at 2-0 in their group.

I must commend FIBA, and FIBA Asia, for providing adequate statistics at this junior championship, unlike at the Asian Under-18 championship a year ago.

The box scores are much more complete and there are accumulated statistics for the individual players. The statistics are not sorted in order from high to low, unlike at European Junior Championships, but they are there in detail.

If you are looking for the standings on the site, it is called the 'ladder' in Malaysia. 'Fixture' means schedule.

If you scroll down on 'round summary' you can click on 'view game' to get detailed statistics of the individual games, including a play-by-play description.

Link to website:
http://www.fibaasia.net/statistics.php

Standings:
Group A
Korea---- 2 0
Syria---- 2 0
Kuwait--- 0 2
Singapore 0 2

Group B
Philipines 2 0
Kazakhstan 1 1
Bahrain--- 1 1
Japan----- 0 2

Group C
China------- 2 0
Jordan------ 1 1
India------- 1 1
Saudi Arabia 0 2

Group D
Iran---------- 2 0
Chinese Taipei 1 1
Malaysia------ 1 1
Thailand------ 0 2


Jordan no match for China - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - Jordan U16 117:44

Chinese U16 selection recorded the second straight victory at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. China thrashed Jordan to stay on top of Group A. Shi Hongfei (180-G-93) knocked down 16 points to pace China.
China earned a 21-point lead after ten minutes of action. They dominated the reminder of the contest and posted a well-deserved victory at the end.
Ailun Guo notched 15 points for China. Malek Kanaan answered with 17 points for Jordan as they slipped at 1-1 record.

China: Shi Hongfei 16, Ailun Guo 15
Jordan: Malek Kanaan 17



Chinese U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Hanchen Luo
5 Zirui Wang
6 Dong Wei
7 Yanyuhang Ding
8 Xiaochuan Zhai
9 Shi Hongfei 180-G-93 Guangdong New Century China
10 Bi Jiguang 185-G-93 Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers China
11 Guo Ailun
12 Ju Mingxin 200-F-93 Guangdong New Century China
13 Gao Shang 197-F-92 Guangdong New Century China
14 Zhu Xuhang 207-F-93 Guangdong New Century China
15 Tao Xu


China Defeats Jordan 117-44 in U-16 Tournament - by Arthur Volbert
China defeated Jordan 117-44 to go 2-0 in Group C of the Asian Under-16 Championship. Shi Hongfei had 16 points and 4 assists. Guo Ailun had another strong performance with 15 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds. Ju Mingxin had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Gao Shang had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Zhu Xuhang had 13 points and 4 rebounds. Dong Wei had 8 points and 6 rebounds. All 12 players scored.

Malek Kanaan led Jordan with 17 points but also had 11 turnovers.

Link to box score:
http://www.fibaasia.net/statistics.php

Other scores:
India 55 Saudi Arabia 41
Bahrain 85 Japan 84
Syria 71 Singapore 58
Korea 91 Kuwait 50
Philippines 76 Kazakhstan 50
Iran 71 Thailand 36
Chinese Taipei 114 Malaysia 78



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


IS AL THE BEST EVER? - by Ozell Wells
Horford and his Hawks
For fans of the Atlanta Hawks this early season success has been three years in the making. After being perennial bottom feeders, the drafting of Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) was the signaling of a new generation of basketball in the Dirty South, but no one knew it would come this fast. The team had been trying to build a playoff quality team through the draft, and while Horford was a touted player, Atlanta's youth was seen as its biggest enemy. But Horford, Joe Johnson (203-F-81, college: Arkansas), Josh Smith (205-F-85) and the rest of the Hawks have given the NBA and the city of Atlanta an early season holiday gift. The Hawks have now won 6 games in a row. They have jumped to the top of the Eastern Conference standings, pushing out the mighty Boston Celtics, and have the best record in the NBA, at 10-2. During this improbable run, Horford has been a key cog in the middle, capturing seven double-doubles on the season. He is averaging 13.8 points per game, with a monstrous 10 boards per game and 2 assists. He's shooting 57% from the field in 34 minutes of play and 2 blocks per game. Could Horford be the best player to come out of the Dominican Republic? It sure looks that way.
courtesy of DR One


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  EGYPT   


Super League Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Al Ittihad 8-2 
 2. Gezira 8-2 
 3. Zamalek 7-3 
 4. Ahly 7-3 
 5. Geish Army 6-3 
 6. Somouha 6-4 
 7. Sporting 5-5 
 8. Gasco 4-5 
 9. Shorta-Police 4-6 
 10. Al-Intaj 3-7 
 11. Masr Ins. 2-8 
 12. Tanta 0-10 


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  ESTONIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.23.5 
 2. Toome, TTU K.20.0 
 3. McGee, Kuremaa19.4 
 4. Kurg, Kuremaa19.4 
 5. Reed, Tallinna Kalev17.5 
 6. Miller, Kalev/Cr.16.5 
 7. Kriisa, Rakvere16.3 
 8. Abernethy, TU/Rock15.0 
 9. Berkis, Kalev/Cr.15.0 
 10. Aab, Valga We.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.11.0 
 2. Morrison, TU/Rock11.0 
 3. Toome, TTU K.10.6 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa9.9 
 5. Rinkevicius, Valga W.9.5 
 6. Reed, Tallinna Kalev9.3 
 7. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.9.3 
 8. Kriisa, Rakvere8.7 
 9. Allingu, TU/Rock8.3 
 10. Tagamets, Valga.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.8 
 2. Kriisa, Rakvere4.4 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock4.2 
 4. Saage, Rakvere3.6 
 5. Berkis, Kalev/Cr.3.5 
 6. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 7. Kikerpill, Valga Welg3.0 
 8. Rannula, Valga Welg3.0 
 9. Winston, Kuremaa2.7 
 10. Tamm, TTU.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock3.8 
 2. Tagamets, Valga W.2.7 
 3. Covington, Tallin.2.7 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa2.6 
 5. Raap, Parnu2.4 
 6. Kurg, Kuremaa2.3 
 7. Allingu, TU/Rock2.3 
 8. Saks, TTU K.2.1 
 9. Erm, Parnu2.0 
 10. Rannula, Valga We.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.4.0 
 2. Toome, TTU K.2.3 
 3. Talts, TU/Rock2.0 
 4. Rinkevicius, Valga W.2.0 
 5. Hallik, Rakvere1.3 
 6. Morrison, TU/Rock1.0 
 7. Miller, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 8. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 9. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 10. Ilver, Tallinna Kal.1.0 


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  EUROCUP   


Pooh Jeter joins Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News
Pooh Jeter (179-G-83, agency: Buck Andre, college: Portland) agreed on terms of contract with Hapoel Jerusalem. The deal is meant till the end of the season. The 26-year-old guard started the season in Spain. He averaged 7.7 points, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals for Unicaja in the ACB. Pooh Jeter tallied 5.3 points and 1.7 assists per three Euroleague games. Last season Pooh Jeter spent in Menorca in Spain. His stats read 16.3 points, 2.6 boards, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals per appearance. The guard also played the CBA, D-League and BC Kyiv in Ukraine during his career.


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Batiste: I need time to get back to my full strength - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) returned at the Greek fields after his injury and leaded his team, Panathinaikos, at the qualification to the semi-finals of the Greek cup after the win against Panellinios (80-66) on Wednesday's night. After the game and for the needs of his blog, being kept on gazetta.gr, Mike Batiste wrote on his blog the following:

Hello again
I just wanted to share with you the experience of my first game, for this year. Man, I was really nervous! I mean I'm nervous at every game, cause you know what they are saying: if you are not nervous, you 're not ready to play! After I 've showed up, once I got in, as always minute by minute the nervousness went away. I tried to stay calm, as much as possible. of course, cause 'Tsartsa' and me got back to a knock out game. I tried to be really serious, coming of the injury and with the pressure I put to myself, to help as much I can my guys. To tell you the truth, what happened yesterday, during the warm up, when Saras made some shots to the one end and 'Tsartsa' and me were doing for the first time this year, what we normally do, before each game, gave me the butterflies!
During the game, we showed what we can do. 'Peka' was out, but he will comes back soon. I think he will be ready for Sunday's game. As for Saras, he should be back at the beginning of December. He practices with the team and he is looking really good. Now he has to find his full strength. We know were we are. We have to keep working together as a team, I need to work harder, cause against Panellinios I made a couple of mistakes, which will be well corrected over 2-3 practices. I need time to get back to my full strength. The more I work with the team, I will be OK. Cause I have to reach at the same level, all the other guys -who had no injuries- are.
Our coach referred yesterday to the absence of our fans. I believe they should be there, at every game, no matter the opponent. We are the champions of Europe. And we have the greatest fans, who must show at every game. You know, it feels a little bit. dead when we are going out there and there is nobody to the stands. But when we are showing to the court and the gym is full, this great energy that our fans can create, is everything we need to play even better.
The thing is that we are the champions and we have to show it at every single game. They are the greatest fans, so. they have to show it at every single game! Fans come to me, when they see me and they demand things. To win this game etc. We have also a demand from them: to see at least 10.000 of them, every night. Not just at the games o Euroleague or the great games for the Greek championship. There are times when we really need the totally unbelievable atmosphere they can create!
Till next time, God bless you


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  FINLAND   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Favors, JKS22.8 
 2. Stamper, JKS21.8 
 3. Swanston, Lapua21.8 
 4. Haynes, Lapua21.7 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo21.3 
 6. Hale, Tarmo20.0 
 7. Leggett, Huima19.7 
 8. Jallow, JKS18.9 
 9. Sampay, Huima17.7 
 10. Raami, Hon.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Nash, Lapua17.4 
 2. Pichon, LoKoKo12.3 
 3. Leggett, Huima12.0 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET11.7 
 5. Stamper, JKS11.3 
 6. Douglas, Ura Basket11.0 
 7. Jallow, JKS10.7 
 8. King, Jyvaskyla10.3 
 9. Thomas, LoKoKo10.2 
 10. Sampay, Hui.10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Favors, JKS5.3 
 2. Nikitin, Honka4.3 
 3. Conerly, Tarmo4.0 
 4. Bakradze, Lapua3.0 
 5. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.9 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia2.8 
 7. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 8. Haynes, Lapua2.6 
 9. Laaksonen, BC Nokia2.5 
 10. Juvonen, J.2.5 
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 II2.7 
 5. Favors, JKS2.5 
 6. Nash, Lapua2.4 
 7. King, Jyvaskyla2.2 
 8. Thomas, LoKoKo2.0 
 9. Still, Tarmo2.0 
 10. Tejha Mua, Namika.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Timo HASSINEN
  Wartti
  (203-C-82)
  Avg: 1
 1. Hassinen, Wartti1.0 
 2. Hale, Tarmo1.0 
 3. Juvonen, JKS1.0 
 4. Johansson, Namika I.0.9 
 5. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 6. Paivinen, Wartti0.7 
 7. Streng, Namika II0.7 
 8. Leggett, Huima0.7 
 9. McMillion, Lapua0.7 
 10. Finell, Wart.0.6 


Wartti Basket Helsinki sign La Trice Little - by Eurobasket
Wartti Basket Helsinki (1st Division) added to their roster 30-year old American guard La Trice Little (186-G-79, college: Mercy). Little played most recently at NMKY Helsinki (1st Division). While playing 18 games for Helsinki his stats were: 11.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.9apg and 2.6spg.
Little played at Lapaun Korikobrat pfor 2 season previous to NMKY. he played 26 games in 2008 and averaged 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.9apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 68.2%. we also helped the team to win Finnish 1st Division Runner-Up in the same year.


KORISLIIGA: Thriller in Kotka - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 14: Four contests tonight. The most thrilling game in Kotka, where hosting KTP and visitor Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) needed OT before ToPo had won 99-107 (87) (40-49). KTP was leading still 87-84 (four seconds to go), but sharpshooter Samuel Haanpaa (203-G/F-86) made his 3-pointer one second before the buzzer. During the OT ToPo was ahead all the time. Michael Pounds (191-G-88) scored seven pts for ToPo at that stage. Game stats were very strange. KTP won the rebounds 57-46, had 30 offensive rbs, was shooting 100 times (2+3) in the game (ToPo had 77 shots) and lost the contest! One explanation are FTs. KTP made only
50% and had only 10 FTs in the game, ToPo shot and made 82 percent (23/28) from the charity stripe.

In Lahti local YMCA had a few key players on injured list, but that didn't hurt too much, because opponent Kouvot (Kouvola) is tired. Kouvot uses only six, maximum seven players and tonight YMCA Lahti had no difficulties at all to take an important victory. American G Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, college: NC-Greensboro) netted 35 pts (1 - 10/13, 2 - 8/10, 3 - 3/8), C Corey Rouse (203-F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: E.Carolina) added 26 pts + grabbed 18 rbs, and F Ray Nixon (203-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Wisconsin) will be back in Lahti first tomorrow, Saturday. YMCA Lahti had also very narrow material. Team starters scored all points, bench had zero (0) pts. Pyrinto (Tampere) was winning 13th time this season as FoKoPo (Forssa) lost at home by eight 80-88. Chris Hester (192-G/F-79, college: E.Washington) (Pyrinto DNP). Antero Lehto had his season high 25 pts. Korihait (Uusikaupunki) was defending well when defeating visitor Vilpas (Salo) 72-57.

KTP - Torpan Pojat OT 99-107 (87) (40-49) (Eric Washington 22/12, Ryan McDade 21/11, Pasi Heinonen 13 - Obie Trotter 33/5a, Tyray Pearson 21/14, Samuel Haanpaa 18).
YMCA Lahti - Kouvot 86-70 (39-36) (Ricky Hickman 35, Corey Rouse 26/18, Pasi Pekkola 15 - AJ Moye 22, Ross Neltner 13, Antti Kanervo 12).
FoKoPo - Pyrinto 80-88 (45-48) (Ashley Champion 25, Durell Vinson 23, Rodrick Stewart 15 - Antero Lehto 25, Damon Williams 18, Kenny Lowe 17).
Korihait - Vilpas 72-57 (37-35) (Ray Cunningham 17, AZ Reid 16, Jussi Kumpulainen 10 - Lawrence Hamm 19/10, Charlie Burgess 12, Roope Ahonen 9).


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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Le Mans 7-1 
 2. Cholet 6-1 
 3. Nancy 6-2 
 4. Roanne 5-2 
 5. Gravelines 5-2 
 6. Hyeres-Toulon 4-3 
 7. Dijon 4-3 
 8. Paris-Levall. 4-3 
 9. Poitiers 4-4 
 10. Orleans 3-4 
 11. Le Havre 3-4 
 12. Vichy 2-5 
 13. Strasbourg 2-5 
 14. ASVEL 2-6 
 15. Chalon 1-6 
 16. Rouen 0-7 


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Limoges 6-2 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Ort. 6-2 
 3. Lille 6-2 
 4. Le Portel 6-3 
 5. Evreux 6-3 
 6. Maurienne 6-3 
 7. Bourg 6-3 
 8. Nanterre 5-4 
 9. St.Vallier 4-4 
 10. Boulazac 4-4 
 11. Brest 4-4 
 12. Bordeaux 4-5 
 13. Fos Ouest 3-6 
 14. Nantes 3-6 
 15. Charleville 2-6 
 16. Quimper 2-6 
 17. Antibes 2-6 
 18. Clermont 1-7 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.24.9 
 2. Marshall, Dijon19.9 
 3. Spencer, Le Mans18.8 
 4. Banks, Orleans18.7 
 5. Tillman, Chalon18.1 
 6. Vassallo, Paris-.18.0 
 7. Pierce, Hyeres-T.17.9 
 8. Greer, Nancy17.1 
 9. Woodside, Gravelines16.3 
 10. Schilb, Chal.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon13.4 
 2. Issa, Vichy9.9 
 3. Falker, Cholet9.1 
 4. Greer, Nancy9.0 
 5. Nsonwu, Roanne8.9 
 6. Akingbala, Nancy8.6 
 7. Terrell, Hyeres-T.8.1 
 8. Fazekas, Dijon7.7 
 9. Edwards, Grave.7.5 
 10. Akpomedah, Gra.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Reid, Vichy7.3 
 2. Greer, Nancy6.5 
 3. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.9 
 4. Neitzel, Chalon5.7 
 5. Sciarra, Orleans5.1 
 6. Wright, Le Mans5.1 
 7. Gomez, Poitiers5.0 
 8. Miller, Le Havre4.7 
 9. Horton, Hyeres-T.4.7 
 10. Tchicamboud, Nan.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Linehan, Cholet3.1 
 2. Greer, Nancy2.3 
 3. Miller, Le Havre2.1 
 4. Issa, Vichy2.1 
 5. Mims, Roanne1.9 
 6. Wright, Le Mans1.9 
 7. Gunn, Poitiers1.9 
 8. Moss, Vichy1.9 
 9. Heurtel, Strasbourg1.9 
 10. Melody, Vic.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.9 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.9 
 3. Badiane, Poitiers1.8 
 4. Prowell, Paris-.1.6 
 5. Darden, Strasbourg1.4 
 6. Fazekas, Dijon1.4 
 7. Robinson, Cholet1.3 
 8. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 9. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 10. Seraphin, Chol.1.2 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Siggers, Lille21.5 
 2. Davis, Charleville19.1 
 3. Young, Quimper18.4 
 4. Riley, Nanterre18.3 
 5. Mendy, Pau-Lacq.17.6 
 6. Mohammed, Limoges17.3 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.16.6 
 8. Gay, Fos Ouest16.3 
 9. Harris, Antibes16.3 
 10. Bucknor, Clermo.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Nantes
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Giles, Nantes10.3 
 2. McClark, Bourg9.7 
 3. Badiane, Maurienne9.0 
 4. Melicie, Brest8.3 
 5. Hoard, Boulazac8.3 
 6. Harrison, Charleville7.6 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.7.5 
 8. Janisius, Charleville7.5 
 9. Taccoen, Lille7.4 
 10. McCord, Limog.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Corey MCINTOSH
  St Vallier
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. McIntosh, St Va.7.3 
 2. Da Silva, Evreux6.7 
 3. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.4 
 4. Mullins, Bourg6.3 
 5. Taylor, Le Portel6.0 
 6. Dunn, Maurienne5.6 
 7. Swift, Brest5.4 
 8. Williams, Boulazac5.3 
 9. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.3 
 10. Boissie, Nant.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Riley, Nanterre3.9 
 2. Siggers, Lille2.9 
 3. Mullins, Bourg2.9 
 4. Driss, Bordeaux2.8 
 5. Harris, Antibes2.4 
 6. Da Silva, Evreux2.3 
 7. Denave, St Vallier2.3 
 8. Smith, Quimper2.2 
 9. Paelay, Charleville2.1 
 10. Gayon, Nant.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Williams, Bordeaux2.2 
 2. Ford, Limoges1.8 
 3. Badiane, Maurienne1.8 
 4. Owona, Bordeaux1.6 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest1.6 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.1 
 7. Ukeagu, St Vallier1.0 
 8. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 9. Taccoen, Lille0.8 
 10. Joseph, Pau-La.0.8 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Feni Inustri set to sign Eftim Bogoev - by Eurobasket News
According to reports from FYR Macedonian media, Feni Industri reinforced its roster on point guard position. Reportedly, for the past few days Eftim Bogojev (185-G-80) has been working out with the squad. He started this season with Bosnian team Sutjeska Foca but it seems that things there did not work out. At the end, the team from Kavadarci secured a deal with the player. Given the player's experience both domestic and from abroad, he could be a valuable piece for Feni Industri. The news is still not confirmed by the club, but according to Macedonian Sport it is just matter of time.
Eftim Bogojev started his career in 1997 with Nemetali Ograzden. In 5 seasons with the club, he helped it move from 2nd to 1st Macedonian League. In 2002, he moved to Mac 91 Polo Trade Strumica with whom he made it to the Playoff Finals in 2003. Two seasons later, Bogoev moved aborad after signing with Greek outfit KAO Dramas. He also played for Rethimno during season 2005-2006 where in 25 games he averaged 4.5 points per game. In 2006, he returned to Macedonia and signed with Struimca. With Strumica he won the National Title in 2007 and made it to he Cup final. Last season Bogoev moved to AMAK SP, with whom he has won the National Cup. He was also good in EuroCup, where he appeared in 4 games and posted averages of 12.5 points and 4.8 assists per game.


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  GEORGIA   


Great Georgian Basketball Players - by Akaki Bakradze
Zurab Sakandelidze and Mikheil Korkiya are the most titled Georgian basketball players. Sakandelidze as the member of Soviet Union's National Basketball team won four European Championships (1965, 1967, 1969, 1971). In 1967 became the Champion of the World and in 1968 Mexico Olympic Games got a bronze medal.

Korkiya became the Champion of Europe (1971). Got a bronze medal on the Montreal Olympic Games 1976 . Their main achievement was in Munich 1972, where they became Olympic Champions. Both began the match in the starting lineup and Sakandelidze became one of the creators of the last magic three seconds that brought the gold medal for Soviet Union.


Highest League Standing
Superleague Standings
 1. Energy Rustavi 2-0 
 2. TSU Tbilisi 2-0 
 3. GSAU Tbilisi 2-0 
 4. Samedicino 1-1 
 5. Avia Tbilisi 1-1 
 6. MIA Tbilisi 1-1 
 7. Basco Batumi 0-0 
 8. Dinamo Tbilisi 0-2 
 9. Sokhumi 0-2 
 10. Merani C. 0-2 


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  GERMANY   


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers23.1 
 2. Copeland, TBB Trier19.0 
 3. Oliver, Goettingen18.9 
 4. Buford, Bremerha.18.4 
 5. Allen, Dt.17.9 
 6. Burns, ratiopharm16.4 
 7. Jenkins, Walter T.15.8 
 8. Kale, Phoenix Hagen15.8 
 9. Taylor, Telekom B.15.5 
 10. Ross, Art.Drago.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan KALE
  Phoenix Hagen
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Kale, Phoenix Hagen8.3 
 2. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.3 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers8.2 
 4. Ensminger, Telek.8.0 
 5. Burns, ratiopharm6.7 
 6. Turek, Phoenix .6.6 
 7. Allen, Dt.6.5 
 8. Doliboa, Dt.6.4 
 9. Kruel, Phoenix .6.3 
 10. Perkovic, EWE.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.7.6 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.7.0 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.6.7 
 4. Reese, Dt.5.3 
 5. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.2 
 6. Gamqrelidze, MBC5.1 
 7. Pilcevic, MBC4.0 
 8. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.9 
 9. Whiting, Duesseldorf3.9 
 10. Wright, AL.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.2.1 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.0 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.1.9 
 5. Chaney, EnBW L.1.9 
 6. Jenkins, ALBA1.8 
 7. Foster, EWE B.1.6 
 8. Walker, Duesseld.1.4 
 9. Robertson, Dt.Ba.1.4 
 10. Winters, Duesse.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ruben BOUMTJE
  EWE Baskets
  (212-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Boumtje, EWE B.1.9 
 2. Turek, Phoenix .1.8 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.4 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.1.3 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 6. Bryant, ratiopharm1.2 
 7. Chaney, EnBW L.1.1 
 8. Visser, EnBW L.1.0 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.1.0 
 10. Gilbert, M.0.9 


Derrick Allen Pregame Thoughts To Deutsche Bank Skyliners-Alba Berlin Game Nov 21st - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) is a 203cm forward that grew up in Gadsen Alabama. He is a rugged inside player who attacks the glass, will provide help on the boards, is a solid defender in the post, a competitor and hard worker that can score facing the basket and has shooting range to the foul line. He started his career at Southern Union State from 1998-2000. He then transferred to Mississippi and played there from 2000-2003. He then started his professional basketball career in Iceland playing for Keflavikur ripping up the FIBA Europe Cup playing 8 games and averaging 26.6ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg and playing 22 games in the Iceland league averaging 23,4ppg, 10.5rpg. He won the Icelandic league and cup title in his rookie season. In 2004, he ventured to Germany and has played there ever since with two years in Karlsruhe, one year in Leverkusen and he is now starting his third season for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. In 2006-2007, he led Leverksuen into the playoffs and led the BBL in scoring playing 38 games and averaging 16.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 32.3%, FT: 72.2%. In 2007-2008, he was second best scorer in the BBL for Frankfurt playing 43 games and averaging 18.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 75.6%; and playing 10 ULEB Cup games finishing as the third best scorer averaging 19.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 54%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 72.9%. He has reached three BBL playoffs in five seasons and played in the 2008 BBL Allstar game.

That was a tough loss vs The Artland Dragons. After winning a few close games. Does losing a close game come with the territority that you cant win every nail bitter?


We didnt play very well in Artland, last weekend, but we still had a chance too win the game. But we dont want too be in a close game everytime that we play, but just get wins however we have too.

What did the team learn as a team after The Artland Dragons loss?


That we have too come ready too play for 40mins on the road, and we have to be mentally tougher.


The team made a lot of mistakes against The Artland Dragons. Was their defense that aggressive, or were a lot of mistakes more mental?


Neither, I think we had too many individual mistakes and we always had too fight back into the game, then we just ran out of time.

The next game is against 8 time BEKO BBL champion Alba Berlin. How tough is it preparing for a top team after losing a close game?


I dont think its very hard. We will prepare for Berlin just like every other team in our league. So we just have to do what our coaches want us too do, and be ready for a 40min war.

Julius Jenkins started very slow, but has brought up his shooting percentages up to 40% from the field and 40% from three point land. Are you surprised by his slow start?


Yeah, I am suprised. But Julius is a good friend of mine and I know what kind of players he is, and he wont continue too play like that or have low shooting percentages. Believe me.

Frankfurt has won the last two games at home against Alba Berlin. Why do you think that Frankfurt has had their number the last two years?

We cant go into the game thinking, just because we are playing at home we will win the game.. But I think we have had success against Berlin that last two years, because we came out aggressive on defense, and fought hard the whole game.

Alba Berlin kept 8 players, but got only two new players with Derrick Byars still adjusting and Kenan Bajramovic far away from his top game. Why should this team be considered a title team if they seem weaker than last year on paper?

I dont think they are a weaker team. I think they just struggled at the start of the season. But I know they will be one of the teams that can win this league.

Alba Berlin started slow, but have won the last three games outscoring the opponent 245 to 166. Why has the team been so strong recently?


I think its because they have picked it up on the defense end. They are also making their outside shots now.


What is the biggest strength of Alba Berlin and how do you fight against it?

They are a great pick @ roll team, and they got the best guard in the league (Julius Jenkins). So we have to make Julius work for his shot, and make it hard for Berlin too run their systems.

Teams have been trying to beat Alba Berlin with zone the last games, but their shooting percentages have been rising. How else can you stop them on defense in general?



I think that is because, teams feel that Julius is their only shooter on the floor. Rashad Wright wasnt making his shots at the start of the season so teams closed up the paint, but with Berlin, you have too attack them inside, make them work on defense, and attack the offensive boards.

Alba Berlin is rebounding better this season. Everybody talks about Immanuel Mcelroy and Julius Jenkins, but I think a key guy to stop will be Blagota Sekulic. How will Frankfurt want to control the boards?


Sekulic is a really good pick @ roll player. We just have to match his intensity, and do the little things against him and we will be good.
Thanks Derrick! Good luck vs Alba Berlin.



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  GREECE   


Batiste: I need time to get back to my full strength - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) returned at the Greek fields after his injury and leaded his team, Panathinaikos, at the qualification to the semi-finals of the Greek cup after the win against Panellinios (80-66) on Wednesday's night. After the game and for the needs of his blog, being kept on gazetta.gr, Mike Batiste wrote on his blog the following:

Hello again
I just wanted to share with you the experience of my first game, for this year. Man, I was really nervous! I mean I'm nervous at every game, cause you know what they are saying: if you are not nervous, you 're not ready to play! After I 've showed up, once I got in, as always minute by minute the nervousness went away. I tried to stay calm, as much as possible. of course, cause 'Tsartsa' and me got back to a knock out game. I tried to be really serious, coming of the injury and with the pressure I put to myself, to help as much I can my guys. To tell you the truth, what happened yesterday, during the warm up, when Saras made some shots to the one end and 'Tsartsa' and me were doing for the first time this year, what we normally do, before each game, gave me the butterflies!
During the game, we showed what we can do. 'Peka' was out, but he will comes back soon. I think he will be ready for Sunday's game. As for Saras, he should be back at the beginning of December. He practices with the team and he is looking really good. Now he has to find his full strength. We know were we are. We have to keep working together as a team, I need to work harder, cause against Panellinios I made a couple of mistakes, which will be well corrected over 2-3 practices. I need time to get back to my full strength. The more I work with the team, I will be OK. Cause I have to reach at the same level, all the other guys -who had no injuries- are.
Our coach referred yesterday to the absence of our fans. I believe they should be there, at every game, no matter the opponent. We are the champions of Europe. And we have the greatest fans, who must show at every game. You know, it feels a little bit. dead when we are going out there and there is nobody to the stands. But when we are showing to the court and the gym is full, this great energy that our fans can create, is everything we need to play even better.
The thing is that we are the champions and we have to show it at every single game. They are the greatest fans, so. they have to show it at every single game! Fans come to me, when they see me and they demand things. To win this game etc. We have also a demand from them: to see at least 10.000 of them, every night. Not just at the games o Euroleague or the great games for the Greek championship. There are times when we really need the totally unbelievable atmosphere they can create!
Till next time, God bless you


Stats Leaders - A1
A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.Arnold, Peristeri 21.3
2.Kleiza, Olymp. 20.8
3.Harris, Kolossos 19.9
4. Abrams, Trikalla 17.8
5. Powel, Trikala 17.8
Rebounds Per Game
1.Massie Olympia 8
2.Alexander, Kavala 8
3.Bryant, AEK 7
4.Nelson, Aris 7
5.Tomasevic, PAOK 6.7
Assists Per Game
1.Diamantidis, PAO 3.95
2.Papalouka, Olymp. 3.8
3.Grundy, Panellin 4.2
4. Keys, Marousi 4
5. Avery, Trikala 3.7
Steals Per Game
1.Miles, Panionios 2.2
2. Grundy, Panellin. 2.1
4. Papamak, Panell 1.27
5.Papalouk, Olymp. 1.25
Diamantidis, PAO 1.2
5.Iliadis, Aris 1.1
Blocks Per Game
1.Hardin, Egaleo 1.45
2.Francis, AEL1964 1.38
3.Massie, Trikala 1.3
4.Glyniadakis, AEK 0.9
5.Bryant, AEK 0.83
6. Bourousis, Oly 0.87
7. Dikoudis, Panion 1
8. Fotsis, PAO 0.77
2FGP
1.Batist, PAO 72%
2.Kavaliaus, Kavala 71%
3.Pekovic,PAO 71%
4.Golemac, Panelli. 70%
5.Childress, Oly 69%
3FGP
1.Diamantidis,PAO 61%
2.Diarra, PAOK 60%
3.Pelekanos, Olymp 55%
4.Nemeth, AEK 52%
5.Harris, Kolossos 52%
Free Throws
1.Batis, Olympia 90%
2.Kiritsis, PAOK 90%
3.Vasilievic, Kollos 81%
4.Wesson,PAOK 80%
5.Hatzis,AEK 78%
Childress,Olympiakos 100%
4.Zoroski,Panionios 100%
5.Perperoglou,PAO 100%
6.Jasikeviciuc,PAO 100%
Ranking
1.Pekovic, PAO 0.915
2.Ostojic, Panell. 0.798
3.Massie, Trikala 0.786
4.Perperoglu, PAO 0.759
5.Bourousis, Oly. 0.740


Stats Leaders - A2
A2 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 GKAGKALOUDIS, OLYMPIADA P. 26
2 VASSILOPOULOS, DAFNI 19,5
3 MICHALOS, N. EAST 19
4 PETROVIC, IRAKLIS 19
5 PETRODIMOPOULOS, IKAROS/ESPEROS 18.5
Rebounds Per Game
1 LATOVIC, AGOR 15.5
2 KOSANOVIC, OLYMPIADA P. 9
3 DESPOS, IRAKLIS 8.5
4 HARISMIDIS, PANGRATI 8.5
5 HOULIARAS, O.F.I. 7.5
6 AMATO , PERAMA 7.5
Assists Per Game
1 VASSILOPOULOS, DAFNI 7.5
2 KIRIAKOPOULOS , KAOD 6.5
3 GKAGKALOUDIS, OLYMPIADA P.5
4 ZOUPAS, AMYNTAS 4.5
5 KOUKAS , AGOR 4.5
Steals Per Game
1 KOUKOURAVAS, XANTHI 2.5
2 GKAGKALOUDIS, OLYMPIADA P.2.5
3 BARDAS, OFI 2
4 DIMITRIADIS, ERMIS L1.5
5 BEHLIVANIS, ERMIS L1.5
Blocks Per Game
1 VAGENAS, O.F.I. 2.5
2ANAGNOSTOPOULOS, XANTHI 1.5
3 SOUFLIAS, O.F.I. 1
4 DIMITRIADIS, ERMIS L1
5 DESPOS, IRAKLIS 1
6 HARISMIDIS, PANGRATI 1
2FGP
1.FOTIOU, EGALEO73%2.KOSANOVIC, OLYMPIADA P. 73%3.MAGOUNIS, AGOR 73%
3FGP
1.PAPAKONSTANTINOU, ERMIS L 75%
2 LIANOS, DAFNI 75%
3.GKAGKALOUDIS, OLYMPIADA P.75%
Free Throws
1.KIRIAKOPOULOS , KAOD 100%
2. KOSANOVIC, OLYMPIADA P. 100%
3.SIZOPOULOS, ARKADIKOS 93%
Ranking
1 MADRIH, OLYMPIADA P. 1.222
2 TSOTSOS, ERMIS L. 0.918
3 GKAGKALOUDIS, OLYMPIADA P. 0.887


Div.B Standing
B Standings
 1. Panelefsiniakos 4-1 
 2. Lavrio 4-1 
 3. AEK/Pegasus 4-1 
 4. Periko/Arhel. 4-1 
 5. Panerythraik. 4-1 
 6. Aias Evosmou 4-1 
 7. MENT 3-2 
 8. Doukas 3-2 
 9. Apollon Kal. 3-2 
 10. Komotini 3-2 
 11. Apollon 2-3 
 12. M.Alexandros 1-4 
 13. Keravnos Aigio 1-4 
 14. Anagennisi 0-5 
 15. Mantoulidis 0-5 
 16. Agia Paras. 0-5 


Panionios land Travon Bryant - by Eurobasket News
Panionios strengthened their frontcourt with addition of Travon Bryant (206-F-83, college: Missouri). The 26-year-old forward spent the previous season playing for AEK. He averaged 11.9 points, 7.1 boards and 1.1 assists per game. Travon Bryant took part in the Greek All-Star Game. After graduating from the University of Missouri back in 2004 Travon Bryant played in Persiteri, Iraklis, Kolossos and Marousi in Greece as well as in Skyliners Frankfurt in Germany. He also had a short stint with Benetton Treviso in Seria A.


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  HUNGARY   


Jara "Bam" Doyne is back to Hungary - by Tamas Deri
After a fantastic rookie season in Hungary that saw him capture the championship, Jara Doyne (193-G/F-84, college: Mississippi, agency: Basketball Beyond Borders) fell on hard times with an injury last season in Hungary. In the world of sport the 'what have you done lately' mindset has caused many to doubt his ability. Bam will embrace his new team NYKK tomorrow and try to help the team in the game against ZTE KK. The 193 cm tall guard graduated on OleMiss in 2007 and signed his first pro contract with Falco KC in our country. He played 26 games for the team averaging 20.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.0 spg and 2.4apg and helped Falco KC to win the club's first championship ever. In summer 2008 he signed with an other top team in our country and was the member of the CEBL champion team Albacomp last season. He had an injury during the regular season and missed some games but got back to the team and played 24 games averaging 12.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg.

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  ICELAND   


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


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan28.3 
 2. Dabney, Hamar24.4 
 3. Sovic, IR23.3 
 4. Valdimarsson, Ham.23.3 
 5. Zdravevski, Stjar.22.7 
 6. Inge, KR22.6 
 7. Smith, Fjolnir22.2 
 8. Baeringsson, Snaefell21.8 
 9. Caird, FSU21.4 
 10. Clark, Keflav.20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell15.2 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir11.2 
 3. Helgason, Stjarnan10.8 
 4. Clark, Keflavik10.5 
 5. Daanish, Tindastoll10.3 
 6. Caird, FSU10.2 
 7. Stefansson, UMFN9.5 
 8. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.9.1 
 9. Davis, Breidablik9.0 
 10. Olafsson,8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan6.6 
 2. Inge, KR6.4 
 3. Jonsson, Grindavik6.0 
 4. Dabney, Hamar6.0 
 5. Steinarsson, Fjolnir5.7 
 6. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.0 
 7. Palsson, Hamar4.6 
 8. Giovacchini, Tinda.4.3 
 9. Fritzson, IR4.3 
 10. Gudmundsson, Bre.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  KR
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Inge, KR4.1 
 2. Birmingham, Grindavik3.6 
 3. Lewis, FSU3.3 
 4. Shouse, Stjarnan3.3 
 5. Dabney, Hamar2.9 
 6. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.8 
 7. Clark, Keflavik2.7 
 8. Zdravevski, Stjar.2.6 
 9. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.3 
 10. Gunnarsson, UM.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Fjolnir
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.2 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.6 
 3. Daanish, Tindastoll2.0 
 4. Stefansson, UMFN1.8 
 5. Daanish, Grindavik1.7 
 6. Clark, Keflavik1.5 
 7. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.1.5 
 8. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.3 
 9. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.3 
 10. Hafsteinsson, Fjoln.1.2 


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  INDIA   


India post first win in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
India U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 55:41
India claimed the first win at the U16 Asia Championship. They prevailed against Saudi Arabia on the second day of action in preliminary A. Saudi Arabia suffered the second straight defeat and remained at the bottom of the table.
India played some first class defense in the first half. They limited Saudi Arabia to just 14 points and grabbed a 17-point advantage at halftime. Saudi Arabia improved their game after the main break but could not avoid the inevitability.
Ankit Panigrahi (185-C-93) scored 15 points and grabbed 10 boards for India. Shyam Sunder added 11 points for the winners. Nassir Abo Jalas had 14 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia in defeat.

India: Ankit Panigrahi 15+10 boards, Shyam Sunder 11
Saudi Arabia: Nassir Abo Jalas 14



Indian U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Kirti Goswami
5 Ajay Pratap Singh
6 Ankit Panigrahi 185-C-93
7 Sukhjeet
8 Joginder
9 Arun Harikumar
10 Manpreet Singh Bhangu
11 Shyam Sunder
12 Yatendra Parsodiya
13 Baljeet Singh Brar
14 Akhil Mathew Sunny
15 Satnam Singh Bhamara


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  INDONESIA   


2009 IBL cup tournament - by Anto Hanayudha

Two IBL clubs, Pelita Jaya Esia (Jakarta) and Garuda Flexi (Bandung) will hold IBL cup tournament at this month. Both clubs will be a promoter after previous official promoter TV One wasn't held this event. The event will take place in Jakarta and Bandung at 24-28 November. Ten IBL clubs will be divided into 2 groups. Group A will compete in Jakarta and group B in Bandung.



Group A
Pelita Jaya Esia (Jakarta)
Satria Muda Britama (Jakarta)
Nuvo CLS Knights (Surabaya)
Muba Hangtuah Indonesia Muda (Muba)
Angsapura Evalube (Medan)




Group B
Garuda Flexi (Bandung)
Aspac (Jakarta)
Stadium Bhinneka (Jakarta)
Citra Satria (Jakarta)
Bima Sakti Nikko Steel (Malang)

This tournament will use IBL regulation except for some points. One of them is the number of players for each club. If in IBL regular season every club is using 17 players, so in this event they can use 20 players. It's good for all young players each club. This event also will be an excellent warming up clubs before follow new IBL regular season next year in March. So, welcome back all IBL clubs!


(ah/bolanet)


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  IRAN   


Iranian U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Hamidreza Faghihparvar
5 Saeid Abediaraei
6 Mohammad Ojaghi
7 Sajjad Mashayekhi
8 Sahand Khademnamdari
9 Amiresmaeil Taherikolahdooz
10 Mohammd Monji
11 Mohammadhassan Behzadi
12 Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi
13 Soheil Yousefi
14 Amir Sedighi
15 Arman Zangeneh


Superleague imports list - by Mohammed Malas
Below you will find the full list of imports who're playing with the Iranian Superleague clubs....Thanks to Interbasket forum member mohsena2631 for providing us with them...

- Mahram
Jackson Vroman (208-C/F-81, college: Iowa St.) 'USA'

- Saba Mehr
Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) 'USA'
Priest Lauderdale (221-C-73, college: Central State) 'USA'

- Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality
Ontario Lett (198-F-79, agency: BrezoPro, college: Pittsburgh) 'USA'
Derrick Tarver (192-G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Akron) 'USA'

- Petrochimi Imam Harbour
Kevin Johnson (202-F-79, college: Tulsa) 'USA'
Marcus Melvin (203-F-82, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) 'USA'

- Shiraz a.s Pipe
Waitari Marsh (188-G-80, college: Tulane) 'USA'
Zoran Majkic (207-C-78, agency: Court Side) 'Serbia'

- Tozin Electric Kashan
Slobodan Agoc (206-C-77) 'Serbia'
Sasa Stefanovic (188-G-75) 'Serbia'

- Azad University
Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Jacksonville) 'US Virgin Islands'

- Zob Ahan Esfahan
Marlon Garnett (188-G-75, college: Santa Clara) 'Belize'
Tomas Nagys (208-F-80, college: Clemson) 'Lithuania'

- Pasargad Mehran Shiraz
?

- Shahrekord Basketball
Alexander Pashkov 'Belarussia'
Mert Ozgur (210-C-80) 'Russia'


Iran topple Thailand for second straight win in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Iran U16 - Thailand U16 71:36

Iran claimed the second consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship. Mirmohammad Fattahi tallied 20 points and 15 boards to lead the Iranian selection past Thailand. Soheil Yousefi added 20 points in the victory.
Iran looked better from start to finish. They built a 26:16 advantage at halftime and eased to the victory in the second half.
Paramet Kongsang nailed 9 points for Thailand. Sarun Buranachan had 8 points in defeat.

Iran: Mirmohammad Fattahi 20+15 boards, Soheil Yousefi 20
Thailand: Paramet Kongsang 9, Sarun Buranachan 8



China thrash Saudi in U-16 Asian Championship - by Houman Bagheri
Source: newstratistimes.com

ON the very first day of the competition, China showed why they are the favourites to win Asia Under-16 men's basketball championship by thrashing Saudi Arabia 109-29 at Johor Baru City Council Indoor Stadium yesterday.

So dominant were China that their Arabian rivals were restricted to a mere half a dozen points at half time as the Chinese led 45-6.

The versatile Guo Ailun top scored for the Chinese with 20 points; the towering Zhu Xuhang with 17 and the best player on the court, Ju Mingxin with 13.

'China are my tip to win the championship,' said Saudi Arabia's French-born coach Anninou Moncef.

Meanwhile, Malaysia beat Thailand 80-44 in their Group D match.

The South Koreans are just as efficient in their 101-33 win over Singapore. Shooting guard Shin Hyo Sub hit 25 points, out of which 21 were from three-pointers. Centre Lee Jong Hyun added another 16 to make Singapore pay for their inadequacy.

Iran, said to be serious contenders in the 16-team championship, provided glimpses of brilliance to beat Taiwan 87-74. Jordan beat India 57-31.



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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 6-1 
 2. DCU Saints 5-1 
 3. Belfast Star 4-3 
 4. UCD Marian 2-4 
 5. Ulster Elks 0-5 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 5-0 
 2. UCC Demons 4-1 
 3. Neptune 2-3 
 4. Hoops 1-5 
 5. Moycullen 0-6 


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  ISRAEL   


Pooh Jeter joins Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News
Pooh Jeter (179-G-83, agency: Buck Andre, college: Portland) agreed on terms of contract with Hapoel Jerusalem. The deal is meant till the end of the season. The 26-year-old guard started the season in Spain. He averaged 7.7 points, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals for Unicaja in the ACB. Pooh Jeter tallied 5.3 points and 1.7 assists per three Euroleague games. Last season Pooh Jeter spent in Menorca in Spain. His stats read 16.3 points, 2.6 boards, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals per appearance. The guard also played the CBA, D-League and BC Kyiv in Ukraine during his career.


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  ITALY   


Scafati adds two players to roster - by Gianni Pascucci
Just after the last defeat vs.Carmatic Pistioa (72-78 on wednesday night in Round 6 postponed game), Bialetti Scafati Basket officially announced the signing of two new players. They are guards Maurizio Ferrara (185-G-86, agency: Players Group) and Ariel Filloy (190-G-87, agency: Interperformances), who both inked a contract till the end of the current season

Last roster changes - by Gianni Pascucci
In Serie A, Angelico Biella announced the agreement with young perimetral player Andrea Maggiotto (194-G-88), last at Jesolo San Dona, A dilettanti league, where he was averaging 10 ppg and 3 rpg. In Lega 2, Aget Imola officially registered ARG-ITA Patricio Prato (193-G-79, college: St.Bonaventure), who had joined the team some weeks ago for practicing sessions.

Scavolini add Branko Cvetkovic - by Eurobasket News
Scavolini Spar inked a deal with Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket). The 25-year-old guard started the previous season in Panionios Athens. He tallied 12.1 points and 2 rebounds for 9 Euroleague games. In the Greek A1 he had 8.9 points and 2.8 boards. Later Branko Cvetkovic moved to CAI Zaragoza in Spain. In 3 ACB games the guard notched 10.7 points and 4 boards.
Branko Cvetkovic has managed to play two games for FMP in the Adriatic League this season. He scored 13.5 points and grabbed 3.0 boards in those appearances.



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  JAPAN   


Japanese U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Yuki Fujii
5 Taiki Uehara
6 Kosuke Hashimoto
7 Yuto Aratani
8 Kebin Hareyama
9 Tsukasa Tano
10 Ryo Tawatari
11 Hikaru Tanaka
12 Masaki Komatsu
13 Yasufumi Kamiyama
14 Jumpei Yamamoto
15 Hikaru Shishikura


Bahrain pip Japan for initial win in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Bahrain U16 - Japan U16 85:84

Bahrain celebrated the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Johor Bahru. They narrowly outscored Japan in Group B. Japan suffered the second straight loss and slid at the bottom of the standings.
Japan enjoyed a confident start to the game. They piled up an 11-point lead at halftime. Japan maintained the tempo in the third quarter. They earned a comfortable 14-point advantage before the fourth stanza. Bahrain found the right rhythm in the fourth term. They exploded with 31 points and snatched a tough win at the end.
Ali Ahmed Jamal was pivotal with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Sayed Hasan Ali added 18 points for Bahrain. Tsukasa Tano answered with 19 points for Japan. Taiki Uehara finished with 18 points in the losing effort. Bahrain will next take on Philippines, while Japan will test Kazakhstan.

Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 29, Sayed Hasan Ali 18
Japan: Tsukasa Tako 19, Taki Uehara 18



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  JORDAN   


Jordan no match for China - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - Jordan U16 117:44

Chinese U16 selection recorded the second straight victory at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. China thrashed Jordan to stay on top of Group A. Shi Hongfei (180-G-93) knocked down 16 points to pace China.
China earned a 21-point lead after ten minutes of action. They dominated the reminder of the contest and posted a well-deserved victory at the end.
Ailun Guo notched 15 points for China. Malek Kanaan answered with 17 points for Jordan as they slipped at 1-1 record.

China: Shi Hongfei 16, Ailun Guo 15
Jordan: Malek Kanaan 17



Jordan U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Malek Kanaan
5 Ahmad Al Dwairi
6 Majdi Al-Ghzawi
7 Yazan Altaweel
8 Fakhri Al-Syouri
9 Faisal Alabbadi
10 Abdallah Aljarar'Ah
11 Mohammad Alshami
12 Yousef Abuwazneh
13 Zaid Abu Ali
14 Motaz Jabari
15 Ibrahim Alnaser


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  KAZAKHSTAN   


Kazakhstan U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Alymzhan Maxutov
5 Alexey Kurochka
7 Maxim Marchuk
9 Roman Morozov
10 Almas Kaliullin
11 Alimbek Orazov
13 Alexandr Zhigulin 202-F-94 Tobol Kostanay Kazakhstan
14 Vyacheslav Raguyev


Philippines prevail against Kazakhstan - by Eurobasket News
Philippines U16 - Kazakhstan U16 76:50
Kiefer Ravena scored 23 points to lead Philippines past Kazakhstan at the U16 Asia Championship. Philippines registered the second straight win, while Kazakhstan fell at 1-1 record in Group B.
Philippines dominated throughout the first half. They piled up an 11-point lead at halftime. Kazakhstan tried hard but failed to threaten the margin after the main break. Philippines rolled to the win and climbed on top of the ladder in the pool.
Von Pessumal had 12 points in the winning case. Alexey Kurochka knocked down 16 points for Kazakhstan. Alexandr Zhigulin (202-F-94) netted 11 points and collected 13 boards in the loss.

Philippines: Kiefer Ravena 23, Von Pessumal 12
Kazakhstan: Alexey Kurochka 16, Alexandr Zhigulin 11+13 boards



Standings -D1
D1 Standings
 1. Astana Tigers 10-2 
 2. Tobol 9-3 
 3. Barsy Atyrau 6-5 
 4. Kaspiy Aktau 3-8 
 5. BK Almaty 3-8 
 6. BK Atyrau 1-6 


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  KOSOVO   


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 8-0 
 2. Bashkimi 6-2 
 3. Trepca 6-2 
 4. Peja 4-4 
 5. Col.Eurosport 3-5 
 6. Bambi 2-5 
 7. Kosova 1-6 
 8. Drita 1-7 


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  KUWAIT   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Al Kuwait 2-0 
 2. Al Jahraa 1-0 
 3. Al Arabi 1-0 
 4. An Nasr 1-0 
 5. Al Sahel 1-0 
 6. Kazma 1-0 
 7. Al Qadsia 1-0 
 8. Al Tadhamon 0-1 
 9. Al Yarmook 0-1 
 10. Sulaibikhat 0-2 
 11. Al Shabab 0-2 
 12. Al Salmiyah 0-2 


Korea rally past Kuwait - by Eurobasket News
South Korea U16 - Kuwait U16 91:50
South Korean U16 selection enjoyed the second win at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against Kuwait counterparts in Group C action. Huiwon Han knocked down 17 points to lead the charge. Hyeongjun Kim added 15 points in the winning effort.
Korea stunned their opponents in the opening frame. They won it 27:10 and maintained a flying tempo in the next period. Korea poured in 31 points in the next period leaving Kuwait behind by 40 points. Korea did not look back in the second half and recorded the second straight victory.
Hussain Shuaib had 16 points for Kuwait. Abdulrahman Alshammari finished with 14 points and 10 boards in defeat.

South Korea: Huiwon Han 17, Hyeongjun Kim 15
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 16, Abdulrahman Alshammari 14+10 boards



Kuwait U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Mashari Abu Dhom
5 Ahmad Almehini
6 Abdulhadi Kankoni
7 Hussain Shuaib
8 Ali Muhsen
9 Khaled Alsanousi
10 Mubarak Marzouq
11 Mohammad Aloun
12 Abdullah Albader
13 Abdulrahman Alshammari
14 Abdullah Alazmi
15 Athbe Alabdullah


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  LATVIA   


BK Ventspils sign Akeem Scott - by Eurobasket
BK Ventspils agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point). Scott played most recently at Cartersville Baseline Warriors (SEBL) in the U.S.
it is not Scott's first experience in Europe. he played last season 49 games in Honka Espoo Playboys and averaged 16.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.2apg, 2.4spg (2nd best in the league), FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 72.2%, and he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention, and manage to help the team to get Finnish Cup Semifinals and Finnish League Semifinals. and previous to that he won the Finish League Championship in 2008 and was awarded the final MVP award.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivars TIMERMANIS
  Barons
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 20
 1. Timermanis, Barons20.0 
 2. Kojenets, Liepaja19.4 
 3. Bergmanis, Zemgale19.3 
 4. Gulbis, Zemgale18.5 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga18.5 
 6. Valeika, Valmiera18.4 
 7. Mazeika, VEF Riga17.3 
 8. Sirsnins, Barons17.2 
 9. Bertans, Keiza.15.5 
 10. Kisielius, Liepa.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Ventspils
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Pettway, Ventspils11.3 
 2. Valeika, Valmiera10.6 
 3. Kojenets, Liepaja8.7 
 4. Stalbergs, Liepaja7.5 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga7.0 
 6. Meiers, Ventspils7.0 
 7. Zorin, Barons7.0 
 8. Timermanis, Barons6.6 
 9. Butjankovs, Keiza.6.5 
 10. Timma, Keizarme.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Sirsnins, Barons5.8 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.0 
 3. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 4. Stalbergs, Liepaja4.0 
 5. Vilums, Liepaja4.0 
 6. Vitols, Barons3.7 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.5 
 8. Slesers, Barons3.0 
 9. Bankevics, VEF Riga3.0 
 10. Steinbergs, Kei.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Janis TIMMA
  DSN
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Timma, Keizarmezs3.0 
 2. Bertans, Ventspils3.0 
 3. Sirsnins, Barons2.8 
 4. Bertans, Keiza.2.5 
 5. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.5 
 6. Labuckas, VEF Riga2.0 
 7. Vitols, Barons2.0 
 8. Davis, Valmiera1.8 
 9. Nelyubov, VEF Riga1.8 
 10. Ragsdale, Baro.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.6 
 2. Bertans, Keiza.1.0 
 3. Zorin, Barons1.0 
 4. Malahovskis, Valmiera1.0 
 5. Timma, Keizarmezs1.0 
 6. Cresnar, Valmiera0.9 
 7. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.8 
 8. Davis, Valmiera0.8 
 9. Pettway, Ventspils0.7 
 10. Helmanis, Baro.0.6 


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  LIGA AMERICAS   


Navieros registered for upcoming Liga de las Americas - by Gianni Pascucci
The Panamanian Basketball Federation (FEPABA) announced that Navieros de Colon, the reigning Champions of the Circuito de Baloncesto Superior (CBS 2009), will participate to the third edition of the Liga de las Americas, scheduled to start in December, with a 16 teams line-up. Also, FEPABA announced that Navieros will organize one of the four quadrangolar tournment of the first leg of the competition, from January 23 to 25, 2010, in the refurbished Roberto Duran Arena, in Panama City. The three teams to come to Panama to meet Navieros on the court should be Halcones de Cordoba (Veracruz, Mexico), Universo BRB (Brazil) and Penarol Mar del Plata (Argentina). The winner of the quadrangolar will advance to the Final Four. This one will be the first participation to Liga de las Americas for a Panamanian team, and Navieros want to do it all at their best. The team will be coached by Gil de Obaldia , assisted by Donato Viafora and Enrique Grenald . See here down the list of all the players registered by Navieros for this competition:
PLAYER ------------------- last team
1. ANIBAL SALAZAR, JR- Navieros de Colon
2. JAIR MELO- Navieros de Colon
3. RONALD CHAMBERS- Navieros de Colon
4. DANGELO MORENO- Navieros de Colon
5. ENRIQUE PHILLIPS- Navieros de Colon
6. JHAMAR JOHNSON- Navieros de Colon
7- YOSIMAR STEWART- Navieros de Colon
8. ERIC LAGUNA- Navieros de Colon
9. CARMELO MARTINEZ- Navieros de Colon
10- FRANCISCO DE HOYOS-Navieros de Colon
11- REYJAVICK DEGRACIA- Navieros de Colon
12- JUAN GONDOLA- Navieros de Colon
13- GONZALO ORTIZ- Caimanes de Ro Abajo
14- ERNESTO OGLIVIE- Caimanes de Rio Abajo
15- JOEL TESIS- Navieros de Colon
16.- SANDRO ENCARNACION- Colosos de Betania
17.- RICHARD ORTEGA- Colosos de Betania
18.- PEDRO SALAZAR- Honduras


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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Guilherme GIOVANNONI
  Universo/BRB
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Giovannoni, Unive.23.7 
 2. Wethers, Malvin23.0 
 3. Collum, Defensor21.0 
 4. da Rosa, Pitago.20.7 
 5. Machado, Flamengo19.3 
 6. Hure, Sionista18.8 
 7. Brown, Libertad S.18.5 
 8. McLean, Libertad17.7 
 9. Arteaga, U.Concep.17.3 
 10. Wolkowyski, Libert.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Murilo DA ROSA
  Pitagoras/Minas
  (210-C/F-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. da Rosa, Pitago.9.8 
 2. Calfani, Bigua9.0 
 3. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.8 
 4. Drudi, Pitagora.7.7 
 5. Pelussi, Libertad S.7.7 
 6. McLean, Libertad7.7 
 7. Mattos, Flamengo7.7 
 8. Collum, Defensor7.3 
 9. Sneed, Defensor7.3 
 10. Hure, Sionis.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Valtinho SILVA
  Universo/BRB
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Silva, Un.8.0 
 2. Hernandez, U.Concep.8.0 
 3. Sucatzky, Pitago.7.0 
 4. Collum, Defensor5.0 
 5. dos Santos, Unive.5.0 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad S.4.2 
 7. Martinez, Sionista4.2 
 8. Machado, Flamengo4.0 
 9. Garcia, Un.4.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Sionis.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Richard OZUNA
  Libertad
  (185-G/F-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ozuna, Libertad3.3 
 2. Collum, Defensor3.0 
 3. Izuibejeres, Malvin2.7 
 4. Stephens, U.Concep.2.5 
 5. dos Santos, Unive.2.3 
 6. Marechal, U.Concep.2.3 
 7. Machado, Flamengo2.3 
 8. Garcia, Un.2.3 
 9. Pelussi, Libertad S.2.3 
 10. Machado, Flamen.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarrett STEPHENS
  U.Concepcion
  (200-F/C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Stephens, U.Concep.2.0 
 2. White, Quimsa1.0 
 3. Pelussi, Libertad S.0.8 
 4. Wolkowyski, Libertad.0.8 
 5. Da Silva, Pitago.0.8 
 6. Zanotti, Libertad0.7 
 7. Bravo, U.Concepcion0.7 
 8. Gomez, Quimsa0.7 
 9. Teichmann, Flame.0.7 
 10. Dixon, Sionis.0.7 


Standings
Liga Sudamericana Standings
 1. Quimsa 3-0 
 2. Libertad S. 2-1 
 3. Sionista 1-2 
 4. Pitagoras/Minas 0-3 


Quimsa celebrate Liga Sudamericana title - by Eurobasket News
Quimsa- Libertad Sunchales 87:77

Quimsa became the new Liga Sudamericana champions. They held off Libertad Sunchales in the decisive game. Quimsa qualified to the FIBA Americas League to be held in December. Julio Mazzaro (190-G-79) knocked down 29 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the hosting team to the historic success.
Quimsa and Libertad Sunchales traded baskets throughout the opening frame. The scoreboard read 20:20 after ten minutes of action. Quimsa and Libertad stiffened their defense in the second quarter. Quimsa limited their opponents to just 8 points and earned a 4-point lead at halftime. The hosts stepped on the gas right after the main break. They exploded with 25 points to stretch the margin at 12-point mark. A high-scoring fourth frame saw Libertad pour in 32 points but it did not rescue the team. Quimsa matched the effort going for 30 points and claiming a confident win at the end.
Jonathan Treise (182-G-85) scored 21 points and issued 5 assists for Quimsa. Roman Gonzalez (211-C-78) added 16 points and 9 boards for the champions. Cleotis Brown (198-G/F-77, college: Illinois) answered with 17 points for Libertad. Andres Pelussi (198-F-77) had 15 points in the loss.

Quimsa: Julio Mazzaro 29, Jonathan Treise 21, Roman Gonzalez 16
Libertad: Cleotis Brown 17, Andres Pelussi 15



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  LITHUANIA   


Vaidotas Volkus joins Techasas - by Deivis Valiunas
Techasas inked a deal with Vaidotas Volkus  (203-F-85, college: Redlands CC). The 24-year-old forward started this season in Siauliai. He tallied 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in the BBL. Later Vaidotas Volkus moved to ABRO/Universitetas. In 10 games of the NKL averaging 15.1 points and 8.4 boards per game. 
Last season Volkus also play in Siauliai and averaged 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in LKL. Volkus tallied 3.8 points and 1.0 rebounds per sixth EuroChallenge games.

  


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  MALAYSIA   


Malaysian U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Vui Hang Ang
5 Chi Hern Lee
6 Hui Kee Tan
7 Prem Sangaralingam
8 Yip How Chua
9 Jian Sheng Chua
10 Ivan Yeo
11 Shee Weng Loh
12 Yen Yee Fong
13 Seng Min Tai
14 Wei Yong Ong
15Kamalanathan Renganathan


Taiwan shock Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Taiwan U16 - Malaysia U16 114:78
Taiwan shocked hosting Malaysia at the U16 Asia Championship. Ying-Chun Chen tallied 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists to pace Taiwan to the initial win at the tournament. Taiwan silenced the home team with a 28:8 run in the opening quarter. Malaysia recovered in the second period and won it by one point. But Taiwan exploded with 65 points in the second half to stun the hosts.
Jen-Chieh Wang knocked down 19 points for Taiwan. Kuan-Chuan Chen added 18 points in the victory. Shee Weng Loh notched 34 points and 12 boards for Malaysia.

Taiwan: Ying-Chun Chen 24, Jen-Chieh Wang 19
Malaysia: Shee Weng Loh 34+12 boards



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  MEXICO   


Xalapa signs Les Norman - Defeats Cosmos 92-73 - by Chris Terrell
Halcones UV Xalapa reached an agreement for the services of star guard Les Norman (185-G-81, college: Cal.St.-Dominguez H.) and had the point guard in action against Tijuana on Thursday. Norman was a key member of the undefeated team from the LNBP Showcase in San Diego earlier this summer and his coach in the showcase, Ricky Benitez, was instrumental in helping Norman complete the deal with Xalapa this week. When asked about Norman, Coach Benitez said 'He's a complete player, extremely quick, incredibly athletic, can score, can create for others, and defend. But what Xalapa will like the most about his game is that Les is a complete winner.' Norman had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks from the point guard position in the win as Xalapa defeated Cosmos 92-73.

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  MOZAMBIQUE   


Standings - Men
D1 Standings
 1. Ferroviario M. 11-2 
 2. Desportivo M. 11-2 
 3. Maxaquene 10-3 
 4. Ferroviario B. 9-4 
 5. Costa do Sol 6-7 
 6. Desportivo B. 2-11 
 7. Benfica 2-11 
 8. Real Sociedade 1-12 


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  NBA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-G-78)
  Avg: 30.2
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers30.2 
 2. Anthony, Denver N.29.9 
 3. James, Clevelan.29.2 
 4. Wade, Miami Heat27.8 
 5. Durant, Oklah.Ci.27.7 
 6. Bosh, Toronto R.27.0 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.26.9 
 8. Jennings, Milwauke.25.2 
 9. Granger, Indiana P.24.8 
 10. Paul, N.Orleans.23.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim NOAH
  Chicago B.
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Noah, Chicago B.12.6 
 2. Bosh, Toronto R.12.2 
 3. Duncan, San A.11.5 
 4. Bynum, LA Lakers11.4 
 5. Wallace, Charlotte B.11.4 
 6. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.3 
 7. Haywood, Washingt.11.3 
 8. Howard, Orlando M.11.0 
 9. Gasol, Memphis G.10.8 
 10. Randolph, Mem.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.8 
 2. Williams, Utah Jazz9.8 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.2 
 4. Kidd, Dallas M.9.1 
 5. Rondo, Boston C.8.8 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.0 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..7.2 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers7.2 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.6.6 
 10. Calderon, Tor.6.6 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Brewer, Minnesot.2.3 
 3. Hughes, New Y.2.2 
 4. Lee, New Jersey N.2.2 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat2.1 
 6. Davis, LA Clippers2.1 
 7. Ariza, Houston R.2.1 
 8. Bryant, LA Lakers2.1 
 9. Ellis, Golde S.2.0 
 10. Salmons, Chi.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brook LOPEZ
  New Jersey N.
  (213-F/C-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Lopez, New J.2.6 
 2. Smith, Atlanta H.2.5 
 3. Oden, Portland TB2.4 
 4. Haywood, Washingt.2.3 
 5. Dampier, Dallas M.2.2 
 6. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.0 
 8. Perkins, Boston C.1.9 
 9. Camby, LA Clippers1.9 
 10. Duncan, San.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 9-4 
 2. Toronto R. 6-7 
 3. Philadelph.76 5-7 
 4. New York K. 2-9 
 5. New Jersey N. 0-12 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 9-4 
 2. Milwaukee B. 7-3 
 3. Chicago B. 6-5 
 4. Indiana P. 5-5 
 5. Detroit P. 5-7 
Southeast Div.
 1. Atlanta H. 11-2 
 2. Orlando M. 10-3 
 3. Miami Heat 7-5 
 4. Washington W. 3-8 
 5. Charlotte B. 3-9 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Portland TB 9-4 
 2. Denver N. 8-3 
 3. Oklah.City T. 7-6 
 4. Utah Jazz 6-6 
 5. Minnesota T. 1-11 
Pacific Div.
 1. Phoenix Suns 10-3 
 2. LA Lakers 9-3 
 3. Sacramento K. 5-6 
 4. LA Clippers 4-9 
 5. Golde State W. 3-8 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 10-3 
 2. Houston R. 7-6 
 3. N.Orleans H. 5-8 
 4. San Antonio S. 4-6 
 5. Memphis G. 4-8 


Victories for Spurs, Lakers and Hornets last night - by Eurobasket News
Phoenix Suns - N.Orleans H. 103-110
Darren Collison's (6'0''-G-87, college: UCLA) poise and Predrag Stojakovic's (6'10''-F-77) sharp shooting provided the 1-2 punch the suddenly surging New Orleans Hornets needed to pull out a surprising 110-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Stojakovic drained 25 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, Devin Brown scored 19 and Collison helped with 15 pts. In defeat, Amare Stoudemire delivered 23 pts. Hornets 5-8, Suns 10-3.

Utah Jazz - San Antonio S. 90-83
Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) scored 21 points and Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Jazz to their first regular-season victory in San Antonio since 1999 - a 90-83 win on Thursday night. Richard Jefferson helped the winners with 16 pts and 6 boards. On the other side, Tim Duncan collected 21 pts, 9 rebs and 5 assists for San Antonio. Jazz 6-6, Spurs 4-6.

Chicago B. - LA Lakers 93-108
Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored 21 points while passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Lakers' career scoring chart in Los Angeles' 108-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Ron Artest was third scorer in victory with 15 pts. In Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose netted 20 pts. Lakers 9-3, Bulls 6-5.


Iverson clears waivers, becomes free agent - by Eurobasket News
Allen Iverson (6'1''-G-75, college: Georgetown) has cleared waivers and is free to sign with any NBA team. The former MVP was waived Tuesday after playing only three games with the Memphis Grizzlies and no team claimed him in the following 48 hours, making him a free agent. The New York Knicks are discussing whether they want to bring in the 34-year-old guard. Iverson was unhappy coming off the bench last season in Detroit and this season with the Grizzlies, so there isnt expected to be much interest in him.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced that Andrew Bogut (7'0''-F/C-84, college: Utah) suffered a lower left leg strain and contusion in Wednesdays 99-85 win against New Jersey that is expected to sideline the fifth-year center for two-to-four weeks. Bogut scored team-highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds in the win and left the game late in the fourth period and did not return to action.
Bogut, 24, was examined by Bucks orthopedic physician Dr. Michael Gordon, M.D., and underwent an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) exam this morning, which revealed the injury.


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  NCAA1   


The Orange to leave a sour flavor at the UNCs mouths while handing them their first loss of the season. - by Rangi Gescheit
Last time coach Jim Boeheim met Coach Roy Williams (than at Kansas), it was 2003 and the orange won the national title. tonight it was for the 'Coaches Vs. Cancer'. Unlike that legendary game, which ended with an heroic shot block of Hakim Warrick (6'9''-F-82, college: Syracuse), the game tonight was over much earlier, when the 'Cuse held the Heels on an ACC low score offense, blowing them by 16 (!!!) 87:71 in the Madison Square Garden, in New York City.

After an equal 1st half and a fragile lead by the #4 Heels (37-39), #24 Syracuse started the second half 20 to 1 (and 25-5 later), taking over the game and leaving N.Carolina with a sad long trip back home from New York City.
The orange suffered an embarrassing loss to a DII team in an exhibition game; there were voices about Syracuse not being good enough to be ranked #24. Then came last night win over #12 California. Tonight the Orange made a statement not only being a very strong team, they have a key win already in November!!!
Syracuse showed a totally different team from last year. Just seeing the names would not mean much. The key guys, and the style was totally different. It was be much similar to the legendary bunch from the 2003 national team. Transfer Wesley Johnson (6'7''-F-87) Scored in any possible way. Penetrating, shooting, posting up and free throws. He collected these points anyway possible. He ended up with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 1 turn over! On the Heels side, they turn the ball over 18 times. Marcus Ginyard (6'5''-G/F-87) led with 5 and David added 4. The Cuse ran off of that, with Brandon Triche (6'4''-G) running the point, penetrates mainly, Rautins drain 3 3s (Joseph added 2) and the biggest addition is Arinze Onuaku (6'9''-F-87) which was fed well into the post, finishes on any Heel coach Roy Williams would throw in. And Coach Roy Williams really tried to throw anything he could into the mix to save this 2nd half crazy Orange run. The Wear Brothers ( David and Travis Wear (6'10''-F-90), Deon Thompson (6'8''-F-88) or even huge Tyler Zeller (7'0''-C-90), could not stop this well balanced orange team, playing in and out, scoring 3's or going to the hoop.
So after 62:42 orange favor, and a blue time out to gather the heels, they had their own little run to shrink the lead to 68:60. But tonight, at the Madison Sq Garden the orange was too solid and focused. The ball went in to Arinze Onuaku (6'9''-F-87) for 2. The next time to Scoop Jardine (6'2''-G) to make a 3 points jumper. The following trip - to Arinze Onuaku (6'9''-F-87) again, and than Rautins scored a down town 3. 3 minutes to the buzzer it was all Cuse 81:62.

So UNC will not run loss-less till January this year. From the other side, the Heels are known and mean revengeful good team. If these 2 team will meet again this year (in the NCAA Tourney) it would be a very strong and emotional game. On the other side - the Orange would like to be careful, not celebrating too much. This game is one of 35 (or so) and might not carry them all the way to March. They were not even ranked at the beginning of the 2002-03 season. At the end of this season they won the national championship.



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  NORWAY   


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matthew LAWRENCE
  Tromso
  (201-G-86)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Lawrence, Tromso26.6 
 2. Williams, Tromso24.5 
 3. Karlsen, Asker21.3 
 4. Eskeland, Ulriken20.7 
 5. Mahnin, Asker19.9 
 6. Djerman, Gimle19.5 
 7. Skaara, Baerum19.4 
 8. Gray, Baerum17.0 
 9. Ouakkaha, Ulriken16.8 
 10. Kombat, Fro.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dexter GRAY
  Baerum
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Gray, Baerum11.8 
 2. Woodson, Harstad10.8 
 3. Woodson, Harstad10.8 
 4. Nwachukwu, Ammerud10.0 
 5. Karlsen, Asker8.5 
 6. Williams, Tromso8.2 
 7. Bullock, Gimle7.9 
 8. Djerman, Gimle7.7 
 9. Kombat, Froya7.5 
 10. Hinsch, Ammer.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Elgmork, Baerum7.0 
 2. Mahnin, Asker5.3 
 3. Woodson, Harstad4.3 
 4. Issalhi, Tromso4.3 
 5. Woodson, Harstad4.3 
 6. Jawara, Froya4.1 
 7. Hinsch, Ammerud3.8 
 8. Diomande, Harstad3.8 
 9. Diomande, Harstad3.8 
 10. Troni, Ammer.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.9 
 2. Eskeland, Ulriken2.3 
 3. Myhrer, Harstad2.1 
 4. Mihaylov, Tromso2.1 
 5. Myhrer, Harstad2.1 
 6. Gray, Baerum2.0 
 7. Christensen, Tro.1.9 
 8. Mahnin, Asker1.8 
 9. Ble, Harstad1.8 
 10. Ble, Harst.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Miilah KOMBAT
  Froya
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Kombat, Froya1.1 
 2. Frierson, Harstad0.9 
 3. Frierson, Harstad0.9 
 4. Woodson, Harstad0.9 
 5. Woodson, Harstad0.9 
 6. Bullock, Gimle0.8 
 7. Eskeland, Ulriken0.7 
 8. Williams, Tromso0.7 
 9. Karlsen, Asker0.7 
 10. Skaara, Baer.0.7 


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  PANAMA   


Navieros registered for upcoming Liga de las Americas - by Gianni Pascucci
The Panamanian Basketball Federation (FEPABA) announced that Navieros de Colon, the reigning Champions of the Circuito de Baloncesto Superior (CBS 2009), will participate to the third edition of the Liga de las Americas, scheduled to start in December, with a 16 teams line-up. Also, FEPABA announced that Navieros will organize one of the four quadrangolar tournment of the first leg of the competition, from January 23 to 25, 2010, in the refurbished Roberto Duran Arena, in Panama City. The three teams to come to Panama to meet Navieros on the court should be Halcones de Cordoba (Veracruz, Mexico), Universo BRB (Brazil) and Penarol Mar del Plata (Argentina). The winner of the quadrangolar will advance to the Final Four. This one will be the first participation to Liga de las Americas for a Panamanian team, and Navieros want to do it all at their best. The team will be coached by Gil de Obaldia , assisted by Donato Viafora and Enrique Grenald . See here down the list of all the players registered by Navieros for this competition:
PLAYER ------------------- last team
1. ANIBAL SALAZAR, JR- Navieros de Colon
2. JAIR MELO- Navieros de Colon
3. RONALD CHAMBERS- Navieros de Colon
4. DANGELO MORENO- Navieros de Colon
5. ENRIQUE PHILLIPS- Navieros de Colon
6. JHAMAR JOHNSON- Navieros de Colon
7- YOSIMAR STEWART- Navieros de Colon
8. ERIC LAGUNA- Navieros de Colon
9. CARMELO MARTINEZ- Navieros de Colon
10- FRANCISCO DE HOYOS-Navieros de Colon
11- REYJAVICK DEGRACIA- Navieros de Colon
12- JUAN GONDOLA- Navieros de Colon
13- GONZALO ORTIZ- Caimanes de Ro Abajo
14- ERNESTO OGLIVIE- Caimanes de Rio Abajo
15- JOEL TESIS- Navieros de Colon
16.- SANDRO ENCARNACION- Colosos de Betania
17.- RICHARD ORTEGA- Colosos de Betania
18.- PEDRO SALAZAR- Honduras


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  PHILIPPINES   


Philippines U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Kiefer Isaac Ravena
5 Von Rolfe Pessumal
6 Jeron Alvin Teng
7 Roldan Sara
8 Kevin Ferrer
9 Joshua Angelo Alolino
10 Paolo Luis Romero
11 Cederick Labing-Isa
12 Jeoffrey Javillonar
13 Nestor Bantayan
14 Michael Anthony Pate
15 Cris Michael Tolomia


Philippines prevail against Kazakhstan - by Eurobasket News
Philippines U16 - Kazakhstan U16 76:50
Kiefer Ravena scored 23 points to lead Philippines past Kazakhstan at the U16 Asia Championship. Philippines registered the second straight win, while Kazakhstan fell at 1-1 record in Group B.
Philippines dominated throughout the first half. They piled up an 11-point lead at halftime. Kazakhstan tried hard but failed to threaten the margin after the main break. Philippines rolled to the win and climbed on top of the ladder in the pool.
Von Pessumal had 12 points in the winning case. Alexey Kurochka knocked down 16 points for Kazakhstan. Alexandr Zhigulin (202-F-94) netted 11 points and collected 13 boards in the loss.

Philippines: Kiefer Ravena 23, Von Pessumal 12
Kazakhstan: Alexey Kurochka 16, Alexandr Zhigulin 11+13 boards



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  POLAND   


AZS Koszalin axe Radomir Mijanovic and Gediminas Navickas, Dante Swanson can be in - by Eurobasket News
AZS Koszalin decided to part ways with coach Radomir Mijanovic . The 54-year-old Slovenian specialist took over at the start of the season. He worked with Helios back in Slovenia in 2008/09 season. However AZS Koszalin got to a 3-5 start in the PLK and the team decided to make a change on the bridge.
The team also released Gediminas Navickas (180-G-84). The 25-year-old guard averaged 7.1 points, 2.6 assists and 1.6 boards per game in the season. Navickas joined AZS Koszalin after the season in Ukraine with Politekhnika-Halychyna.
AZS Koszalin is now looking for the replacement in the backcourt. The possible choice is Dante Swanson (178-G-81, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Tulsa). The 28-year-old guard played for the team in the previous season. Then he tallied 12.3 points, 4.0 boards and 3.1 assists per appearance. It was his third straight season with AZS Koszalin. Recent news indicates Dante Swanson is close to start his fourth campaign with the Polish outfit. The Tulsa graduate used to play in Anwil, Slask and Astoria Bydgoszcz.



ISS Sportino Inowroclaw sign Daryl Greene - by Eurobasket
ISS Sportino Inowroclaw signed 29-year old American guard Daryl Greene (184-G-80, college: Niagara, agency: Promotex). Greene played most recently at JKKS Gornik Walbrzych (1Liga). While playing 18 games for Gornik Walb. his stats were: 9.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg.
Greene shared his experience in Europe between Finland and Poland. he played in Finlad in 2003, 04, 05, 07, and in Poland 2006 and 2009. in Finland playing 36 games: at Porvoon Tarmo, Daryl averaged 20.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 54.1%, 3Pts: 45.8%, and was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League 2nd Team and
Eurobasket.com Finnish League All-Imports Team; also he managed to help the team to get to the Finnish League Semifinals in the same year in 2005


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Chappell, Znicz21.9 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino21.6 
 3. Wright, PGE Turow19.8 
 4. Mays, Znicz19.1 
 5. Weeden, Polpharma19.0 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.17.9 
 7. Woods, Assec.Pr.17.4 
 8. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.16.6 
 9. Kitzinger, Trefl S.16.4 
 10. Harris, SKK.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.4 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.11.3 
 3. Bigus, ISS Sportino8.6 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.3 
 5. Chappell, Znicz8.0 
 6. Tuljkovic, Anwil7.5 
 7. Kinnard, Trefl S.7.3 
 8. Sullivan, Anwil6.9 
 9. Ibrahim, ISS S.6.9 
 10. Okafor, Polphar.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Szubarga, Anwil7.4 
 2. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.8 
 3. Loyd, Stal SW5.8 
 4. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.9 
 5. Hughes, Polonia .4.4 
 6. Hawkins, Trefl S.4.3 
 7. Anderson, ISS S.4.1 
 8. Angley, Polpharma4.0 
 9. Deane, PGE Turow4.0 
 10. Kitzinger, Trefl.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Chappell, Znicz3.1 
 2. Majewski, Polph.2.4 
 3. Godbold, Stal SW2.3 
 4. Angley, Polpharma2.1 
 5. Partyka, Stal SW2.1 
 6. Mays, Znicz2.1 
 7. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.0 
 8. Szubarga, Anwil2.0 
 9. Loyd, Stal SW2.0 
 10. Alexander, Polo.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .2.1 
 2. Wyka, Znicz1.5 
 3. Misiewicz, Znicz1.3 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.1 
 5. Harris, SKK K.1.1 
 6. Sullivan, Anwil0.9 
 7. Stelmach, SKK K.0.9 
 8. Bigus, ISS Sportino0.9 
 9. Mirkovic, Polpharma0.9 
 10. Woods, Assec.0.8 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Start Lublin
  (198-F/G-78)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Celej, Start Lublin20.9 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.20.7 
 3. Wojdyla, Sudety JG19.8 
 4. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.1 
 5. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.4 
 6. Pacocha, Big Star17.3 
 7. Piechowicz, MMKS D.17.3 
 8. Salamonik, Big Star17.2 
 9. Pluta, MOSiR K.16.8 
 10. Mis, Siarka.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.11.9 
 2. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.9 
 3. Storozynski, Trefl S.10.5 
 4. Lisewski, MMKS D.10.4 
 5. Kulikowski, Zubry9.5 
 6. Mis, Siarka T.9.2 
 7. Grudzinski, Spojn.8.9 
 8. Nowak, Sudety JG8.5 
 9. Kwiatkowski, Start L.8.0 
 10. Prus, Gornik Wa.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.6.8 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.3 
 3. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 4. Baran, Siarka T.5.8 
 5. Pacocha, Big Star4.6 
 6. Trepka, LKS Lodz4.6 
 7. Mordzak, Trefl SSA4.5 
 8. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.0 
 9. Michalski, MOSiR K.4.0 
 10. Rapucha, Zub.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.9 
 2. Prus, Gornik Walb.3.7 
 3. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.3.2 
 4. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 5. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 6. Szczepaniak, LKS L.2.7 
 7. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.2.6 
 8. Sikora, Start Lublin2.6 
 9. Sikora, Trefl SSA2.6 
 10. Krupa, Siarka.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.3 
 2. Milewski, AZS A.2.3 
 3. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.1 
 4. Prus, Gornik Walb.2.0 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.8 
 6. Mis, Siarka T.1.8 
 7. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.1.1 
 8. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz1.1 
 9. Bach, Trefl SSA1.0 
 10. Zielinski, MMKS.0.9 


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  QATAR   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Al Rayyan 4-0 
 2. Al Gharrafah 3-1 
 3. Al Jaysh 3-1 
 4. As Sadd 3-1 
 5. Al Arabi 3-1 
 6. Al Wakrah 0-4 
 7. Al Ahli 0-4 
 8. Qatar 0-4 


Qatari League Results Weeks 1-4 (2009 Season) - by Amir Abou-El-Kheir
Week 1 Results

Al Rayyan 80 - 70 Al Wakrah
Al Gharrafah 92 - 86 Al Jaysh Army SC
As Sadd Sports Club 78 - 56 Al Ahli Sports Club
Al Arabi Club 71 - 70 Qatar Club


Top Scorers

Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) (Al Gharrafah) 33
Fadi Hani (Al Jaysh Army SC) 33
Maurice Hargrow (195-G-83, college: Minnesota) (Qatar Club) 33
John Cantrell (188-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Chicago St.) (Al Arabi Club) 31
Patrick Simpson (206-F-83, college: SMU) (206-F-83, college: SMU) (As Sadd Sports Club) 24 (tie)

Rebounds

Patrick Simpson 14
Gaston Moliva (201-F-85, college: Richmond) (Qatar Club Club) 13
Ali Turki (Al Jaysh Army SC) 11

Assists

Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) 6
Yasseen Musa (204-F-80) (Al Rayyan) 6
Abdou Sow (197-G) (Al Wakrah) 6

Steals

Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) 7
Maurice Hargrow 4
Hashem Zaidan (211-C-80) 4

Week 2 Results

As Sadd Sports Club 66 - 61 Al Wakrah
Al Rayyan 83 - 74 Al Gharrafah
Al Jaysh Army SC 75 - 67 Qatar Club Club
Al Arabi Club 67 - 46 Al Ahli Sports Club

Top Scorers

Patrick Simpson 32
John Cantrell (188-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Chicago St.)rell 32
Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) 28
Maurice Hargrow 26
William Brandon 24

Rebounds

Suliman (Al Wakrah) 12
Moustapha El Sayed (Al Arabi Club) 12
Mnyc ElDoum (Al Ahli Sports Club) 12

Assists

Patrick Simpson 5
Mansour El Hadary (178-G-90) 5
Fadi Hani 5

Steals

Khalid Abdi (198-F-87) 5
Mansour El Hadary 5
Fadi Hani 5

Week 3 Results

Al Gharrafah 77 - 55 Qatar Club
Al Rayyan 88 - 68 As Sadd Sports Club
Al Arabi Club 84 - 65 Al Wakrah
Al Jaysh Army SC 71 - 55 Al Ahli Sports Club

Top Scorers

William Brandon 30
Mustapha El Sayed 28
Suliman 27
Shane Lawal (206-F/C-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Wayne St., MI) 24
Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) 24

Rebounds

Mustapha El Sayed 21
Shane Lawal 19
Rob Igbawua (198-F-86, college: Ft.Hays State) 16
Omer Abgader Salem (205-C-83) 15
Michael Okpalaeze 11

Assists

Mansour El Hadary 6
William Brandon 6

Steals

John Cantrell (188-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Chicago St.)rell 5
Tanguy Ngombo (196-F-89) 5

Week 4

As Sadd Sports Club 82 - 63 Al Arabi Club
Al Rayyan 87 - 77 Qatar Club Club
Al Gharrafah 69 - 60 Al Ahli Sports Club
Al Jaysh Army SC w - l Al Wakrah (Al Jaysh Army SC win. No stats available)

Top Scorers

Khalid Abdi (198-F-87) 24
Maurice Hargrow 24
William Brandon 24
Patrick Simpson 23
John Cantrell (188-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Chicago St.)rell 21

Rebounds

Omer Abgader Salem 18
Mustapha El Sayed 18
Patrick Simpson 15
Gaston Moliva (201-F-85, college: Richmond) 15
Shane Lawal 14

Assists

Yasseen Musa 7
Patrick Simpson 6
John Cantrell (188-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Chicago St.) 6

Steals

Tanguy Ngombo 4
Saad Abdulrahman Ali (193-F-85) 4
Patrick Simpson 4
Maurice Hargrow


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  SAUDI ARABIA   


Saudi Arabia U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Nasser Alabsi
5 Khalid Sufyani
6 Khaled Mobarki
7 Waheed Faqihi
8 Mohammed Alhosawe
9 Jehad Alrowedhan
10 Abdullah Aldossary
11 Muharib Alotaibi
12 Rasheed Bakhashwain
13 Nassir Abo Jalas
14 Ahmed Almukhtar
15 Mohammed Alhawsawi


India post first win in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
India U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 55:41
India claimed the first win at the U16 Asia Championship. They prevailed against Saudi Arabia on the second day of action in preliminary A. Saudi Arabia suffered the second straight defeat and remained at the bottom of the table.
India played some first class defense in the first half. They limited Saudi Arabia to just 14 points and grabbed a 17-point advantage at halftime. Saudi Arabia improved their game after the main break but could not avoid the inevitability.
Ankit Panigrahi (185-C-93) scored 15 points and grabbed 10 boards for India. Shyam Sunder added 11 points for the winners. Nassir Abo Jalas had 14 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia in defeat.

India: Ankit Panigrahi 15+10 boards, Shyam Sunder 11
Saudi Arabia: Nassir Abo Jalas 14



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  SERBIA   


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dragan MARKOVIC
  Napredak
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Markovic, Napredak21.2 
 2. Jelovac, Mega V.18.8 
 3. Kruscic, Beograd18.6 
 4. Andjusic, Mega V.17.3 
 5. Markovic, Tamis17.3 
 6. Rakic, Novi Sad16.9 
 7. Micevic, Borac16.0 
 8. Lukovic, Radnic.16.0 
 9. Tresac, Borac15.9 
 10. Vukosavljevi., Prol.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.7.8 
 2. Dramicanin, Borac7.7 
 3. Jelovac, Mega V.7.5 
 4. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.4 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac6.7 
 6. Mikic, KG 066.6 
 7. Pobric, Novi Sad6.0 
 8. Borovcanin, Sloga5.9 
 9. Jagodic Kuri., Novi S.5.5 
 10. Trailovic, Ergon.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.1 
 2. Stefanovic, Metal.5.3 
 3. Dimitrijevic, Sloga4.4 
 4. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.2 
 5. Rakic, Novi Sad4.0 
 6. Prolovic, Borac4.0 
 7. Djordjevic, Sloga3.4 
 8. Martinic, Vojvodina3.3 
 9. Velickovic, Vojvodina3.3 
 10. Korac, Beogr.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Slobodan DUNDJERSKI
  Beograd
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dundjerski, Beograd2.4 
 2. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.3 
 3. Dimitrijevic, Sloga2.1 
 4. Djordjevic, Sloga2.0 
 5. Dasic, Sloga2.0 
 6. Tomasevic, Vojvo.2.0 
 7. Topcov, Proleter.1.9 
 8. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.9 
 9. Milasinovic, Masinac1.9 
 10. Stefanovic, Met.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.2.7 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.6 
 3. Bircevic, Metalac1.3 
 4. Petric, KG 061.3 
 5. Buric, Tamis1.3 
 6. Maravic, Mega V.1.1 
 7. Dramicanin, Borac0.9 
 8. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.0.9 
 9. Topcov, Proleter.0.9 
 10. Cvetkovic, Mega.0.7 


Crvena Zvezda and FMP victorious last night - by Eurobasket News
Serbian representatives met each other in Adriatic league, Round 8. In two Serbian derbies, Crvena Zvezda and FMP managed to win.
Crvena Zvezda grabbed thriller win in against Partizan 73-76. Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winning squad with 14, while Maurice Bailey (183-G-81, college: Sacred Heart) followed him with 2 points less. Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) also had important role netting 10 pts. On the other side, Partizan got 16 points from Lester McCalebb (183-G-85, college: New Orleans). Aleks Maric followed him with 12 points and 9 boards. With this victory, Crvena Zvezda jumped to 3-5. The defending Adriatic league champion fell to 4-3.
FMP smashed Radnicki Kragujevac with huge 97-66. Predrag Samardziski (214-C-86, agency: Interperformances) led the way for FMP with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) and Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) scored 15 points each, while Nemanja Protic (182-G-86) and Andreja Milutinovic posted 10 pts apiece. Visitors got 11 points from Vladimir Vuksanovic (206-F/C-78). FMP moved up to 3-4. Radnicki slipped to 3-5 record.
Game Hemofarm - Zadar is postponed for January 26.


Scavolini add Branko Cvetkovic - by Eurobasket News
Scavolini Spar inked a deal with Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket). The 25-year-old guard started the previous season in Panionios Athens. He tallied 12.1 points and 2 rebounds for 9 Euroleague games. In the Greek A1 he had 8.9 points and 2.8 boards. Later Branko Cvetkovic moved to CAI Zaragoza in Spain. In 3 ACB games the guard notched 10.7 points and 4 boards.
Branko Cvetkovic has managed to play two games for FMP in the Adriatic League this season. He scored 13.5 points and grabbed 3.0 boards in those appearances.



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  SINGAPORE   


Singapore U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Mingrong Jabez Su
5 Wenqiang Russel Low
6 Kok Chiang Delvin Goh
7 Hibshamir Bin Ibrahim
8 Jun Wei Tan
9 Zheng Jie David Soo
10 Wei Hao Poh
11 Hua Sen Larry Liew
12 Weng Hon Remus Low
13 Zheng Yi Peter Soo
14 Wei Xiang Ng
15 Zi Yi Lim


Syria hold off Singapore in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News
Syria U16 - Singapore U16 71:58

Syria remained on top of Group C at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They defeated Singapore to improve at 2-0 record. Muhammad Otabachi scored 13 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead Syria.
Syria grabbed a 29:22 lead after two quarters of action. They maintained the advantage in the second half and recorded the consecutive success at the tournament. Ockba Baghajati and Aghyad Rahal netted 9 points each for Syria. Larry Hua Sen responded with game-high 36 points for Singapore.

Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 13+12 boards, Ockba Baghajati 9, Aghyad Rahal 9
Singapore: Larry Hua Sen 36



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  SLOVENIA   


1B Stats Leaders
1B Standings
 1. Maribor Messer 6-1 
 2. Grosuplje 5-2 
 3. MFC.2 Branik 5-2 
 4. Rogaska 5-2 
 5. Litija 5-2 
 6. Konjice 4-3 
 7. KD Postojna 4-3 
 8. Kraski Zidar 3-4 
 9. Nova Gorica 3-4 
 10. Jance 3-4 
 11. Medvode 3-4 
 12. Hrastnik 2-5 
 13. Triglav K. 1-6 
 14. Gradisce 0-7 


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Marcus CRENSHAW
  Sentjur
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Crenshaw, Sentjur25.5 
 2. Snow, Helios20.0 
 3. Nikolic, Krka18.6 
 4. Jagodnik, Polzela17.7 
 5. Dragic, Geoplin .17.5 
 6. Markic, Luka Koper16.5 
 7. Bubnic, Zlatorog16.3 
 8. Anzulovic, Rudar16.3 
 9. Cup, Elektra .16.0 
 10. Strnad, Zlator.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Goran JAGODNIK
  Hemofarm
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 12
 1. Jagodnik, Polzela12.0 
 2. Nikolic, Krka10.4 
 3. Feeley, Elektra .8.2 
 4. Jovanovic, Sencur C.7.8 
 5. Ibok, Polzela7.3 
 6. Udrih, Polzela6.7 
 7. Finzgar, TCG M.6.7 
 8. Markic, Luka Koper6.7 
 9. Kosec, Parklji6.5 
 10. Erzen, Parkl.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tadej KOSTOMAJ
  Elektra Esotech
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.8 
 2. Mocnik, Helios5.2 
 3. Crenshaw, Sentjur4.8 
 4. Nachbar, Luka Koper4.3 
 5. Anzulovic, Rudar4.3 
 6. Cmer, Zlatorog3.9 
 7. Jovanovic, Sencur C.3.0 
 8. Dragic, Geoplin .2.8 
 9. Jersin, Parklji2.8 
 10. Udrih, Polze.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nejc STRNAD
  Zlatorog
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Strnad, Zlatorog2.6 
 2. Dragic, Geoplin .2.5 
 3. Bajramlic, Helios2.4 
 4. Jersin, Parklji1.8 
 5. Finzgar, TCG M.1.8 
 6. Mezek, TCG M.1.8 
 7. Zadnik, Geoplin .1.8 
 8. Lapornik, Sentjur1.7 
 9. Krivec, Krka1.7 
 10. Kostomaj, Elek.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros NIKOLIC
  Krka
  (207-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Nikolic, Krka2.0 
 2. Finzgar, TCG M.1.2 
 3. Cup, Elektra .1.2 
 4. Sjekloca, Elektr.1.0 
 5. Ibok, Polzela1.0 
 6. Sviridov, Polzela0.8 
 7. Pavic, Geoplin Slovan0.8 
 8. Virijevic, Sencur C.0.7 
 9. Nowakowski, Luka K.0.7 
 10. Klepo, Geoplin Slov.0.7 


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  SOUTH KOREA   


KBL Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
SK Knights - Mobis Phoebus 61-71
Mobis Phoebus improved to 10-5 record as they rolled over SK Knights 71:61. Haynes Aaron (201-F-81, college: Boise St.) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Dunston Bryant had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Walker Samaki ended up with 22 points and 14 boards in defeat.

Dongbu Promy - LG Sakers 90-78
Dongbu Promy grabbed the first position after the in over LG Sakers 90:78 to take 11-4 record on top. Chandler Marquin (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.) top-scored for the winners with 25 points, while Lee Kwang-Jae notched 16. Alexander Chris finished the night with 18 points and 11 boards in defeat.

Sonic Boom KT - KCC Egis 74-80
Sonic Boom KT lost the first position as they lost to KCC Egis 74:80. Johnson Ivan (203-C-84, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) led the way with 27 points and Akins Tony added 19. Park Sang-Oh scored 15 points for Sonic and Cho Sung-Min notched 14.



Korea rally past Kuwait - by Eurobasket News
South Korea U16 - Kuwait U16 91:50
South Korean U16 selection enjoyed the second win at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against Kuwait counterparts in Group C action. Huiwon Han knocked down 17 points to lead the charge. Hyeongjun Kim added 15 points in the winning effort.
Korea stunned their opponents in the opening frame. They won it 27:10 and maintained a flying tempo in the next period. Korea poured in 31 points in the next period leaving Kuwait behind by 40 points. Korea did not look back in the second half and recorded the second straight victory.
Hussain Shuaib had 16 points for Kuwait. Abdulrahman Alshammari finished with 14 points and 10 boards in defeat.

South Korea: Huiwon Han 17, Hyeongjun Kim 15
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 16, Abdulrahman Alshammari 14+10 boards



Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Dongbu Promy 11-4 
 2. Sonic Boom KT 10-5 
 3. Mobis Phoebus 10-5 
 4. LG Sakers 10-6 
 5. KCC Egis 8-6 
 6. Samsung Th. 7-6 
 7. SK Knights 7-8 
 8. Daegu Orions 5-8 
 9. KT&G Kites 3-10 
 10. ET Land B.Sl. 1-14 


South Korean U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
Choi Chang-Jin
Choi Seongmo
Jang Moonho
Lee Jong-Hyun
Jun Sang-Joon
Han Sang-Hyeok
Choi Seung-Wook
Kim Hyeong-Jun
Han Hui-Won
Shin Hyo-Sub
Lee Dong-Yeop
Kim Jae-Joong


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  SPAIN   


Vigo sign Patrick Pope - by Eurobasket News
Vigo decided to swap import guards. The team axed Rashad West (185-G-84, college: Hampton) from the roster. Instead they signed a deal with Patrick Pope (183-G-81, college: St.Augustine). The 28-year-old guard spent the last season in Netherlands. He played for West-Brabant Giants averaging 16.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. The St. Augustine College graduate Patrick Pope played for the Fayetteville Patriots in the NBDL. In 2004 he moved to Europe where he had stints with UCC Demons and Ballina in Ireland as well as Rotterdam and West-Brabant in Netherlands.


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Javier SALSON
  Huesca
  (199-F-82)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Salson, Huesca17.4 
 2. Howard, Guadalaj.17.3 
 3. Johnson, Huesca15.9 
 4. Griffin, Cajasur .15.3 
 5. Williams, Matchmind15.3 
 6. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.1 
 7. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .14.6 
 8. Holmes, Caja Rioja14.6 
 9. Ott, Caja Rioja14.5 
 10. Barcelo, Plasenc.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Guadalajara
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Howard, Guadalaj.11.0 
 2. Ayon, Illescas10.2 
 3. Miller, Huelva9.7 
 4. Thompson, ADT T.9.6 
 5. Drame, Andorra8.9 
 6. Matali, Andorra8.1 
 7. Hampl, Santurtzi7.9 
 8. Santana, Caja Rioja7.9 
 9. Silvestre, Plasencia7.8 
 10. Griffin, Cajasu.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Josep MARCOS
  Alcazar
  (187-G-78)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Marcos, Alcazar4.6 
 2. Rufian, Huelva4.3 
 3. Gonzalez, Navarra4.3 
 4. Lopez, Coruna4.1 
 5. Herrero, Huesca4.0 
 6. Canals, Alaior4.0 
 7. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.9 
 8. Guigou, Illescas3.7 
 9. Rueda, Promobys3.4 
 10. Cardenas, Qalat.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 David SUKA-UMU
  Cajasur Cord.
  (195-F-77)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.8 
 2. Alonso, Matchmind2.6 
 3. Miller, Coruna2.4 
 4. Martinez, Huelva2.3 
 5. Lyons, Alcazar2.3 
 6. Ott, Caja Rioja2.3 
 7. Richotti, Real M.2.1 
 8. Gomez, Huelva2.1 
 9. Ayon, Illescas2.0 
 10. Franch, Prat.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  ADT Tarragona
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Thompson, ADT T.1.8 
 2. Adams, Navarra1.3 
 3. Biyombo, Illescas1.2 
 4. Sekulic, Plasencia1.0 
 5. Miller, Huelva1.0 
 6. Matali, Andorra1.0 
 7. De Santana, Caja R.1.0 
 8. Andrews, Huesca0.9 
 9. Howard, Guadalaj.0.9 
 10. Williams, Matchmi.0.8 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Standings
Group A
 1. Huesca 7-1 
 2. Caja Rioja 5-3 
 3. Rosalia 5-4 
 4. Coruna 5-4 
 5. Prat Juventud 4-4 
 6. Santurtzi 4-4 
 7. Andorra 4-4 
 8. L'Hospitalet 3-5 
 9. Alaior 3-5 
 10. Navarra 3-5 
 11. ADT Tarragona 2-6 
Group B
 1. Huelva 6-2 
 2. Promobys 5-2 
 3. Real M. II 5-3 
 4. Alcazar 4-3 
 5. Illescas 4-3 
 6. CajasurCord. 4-4 
 7. Plasencia 3-4 
 8. Guadalajara 3-5 
 9. Qalat CajaSol 2-5 
 10. Matchmind 1-6 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  Fuenlabrada
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Fitch, Fuenlabrada22.3 
 2. Navarro, Regal B.18.1 
 3. Batista, Fuenlabr.17.1 
 4. Carroll, Gran Canaria16.8 
 5. Tucker, DKV J.16.6 
 6. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.1 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.16.1 
 8. Martinez, Valencia.15.3 
 9. Jackson, Xacobeo BS14.7 
 10. Barbour, Lagun.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris MOSS
  CB Murcia
  (204-F-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Moss, CB Murcia10.0 
 2. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.9 
 3. Hendrix, Granada7.4 
 4. Jackson, Xacobeo BS7.0 
 5. Panko, Lagun A.7.0 
 6. Caner-Medley, Estudi.7.0 
 7. Augustine, Gran C.6.8 
 8. Kirksay, Cajasol6.8 
 9. Velickovic, MMC R.6.6 
 10. Aguilar, Grana.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristaps VALTERS
  DKV Joventut
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Valters, DKV J.6.1 
 2. Huertas, Caja L.5.6 
 3. Rubio, Regal Barca5.4 
 4. Cook, Unicaja5.1 
 5. Calloway, Cajasol4.8 
 6. Stanic, Xacobeo BS4.5 
 7. Tucker, DKV J.4.4 
 8. Prigioni, MMC R.4.0 
 9. Navarro, Regal B.4.0 
 10. Oliver, Estudiant.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.6 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.5 
 3. Calloway, Cajasol1.9 
 4. Ingles, Granada1.8 
 5. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.8 
 6. Prigioni, MMC R.1.8 
 7. Norris, Gran C.1.6 
 8. Fisher, Gran C.1.6 
 9. Garbajosa, MMC R.1.6 
 10. Mumbru, Bizkai.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Pablo AGUILAR
  Granada
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Aguilar, Granada1.9 
 2. Battle, Valladolid1.9 
 3. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.8 
 4. Freeland, Unicaja1.5 
 5. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.5 
 6. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.4 
 7. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 8. Barnes, Valladolid1.1 
 9. Perovic, Valencia.1.1 
 10. Prestes, CB Murc.1.0 


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  SWEDEN   


Dennis Toroman to Orebro - by Andreas Eriksson
Newcomers Orebro Basket, who has been the by far biggest suprise in the Swedish league so far with their 8-6 record (Currently in 5th place), has added yet another strength to their team, by the signing of Denis Toroman (194-G-82). The guard has already arrived in Sweden and will most likely play his first game tonight against Jamtland Basket. Toroman should be able to adjust easily as he last year played for Orebros head coach Ivan Stanisak . Stanisak who came to Sweden this year to a team people thought would end up in last place, and possibly without even winning a single game, have showed that his signings so far has been excellent, and if Toroman also can play at that level, rebro could very well compete with the Top 4 teams in the league. Can you say coach of the year?

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  SYRIA   


Market news - by Mohammed Malas
- Al Jalaa Aleppo Club have finalized the deal with the American point guard Craig Winder (188-G-84, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Texas) to play with the team for the next 2 seasons.

Texas university's graduate was last 2 years in the NBA D-League with Rio Grande Valley Vipers as he was a primary part among his teammates in the team.

- Ex- Army Club guard Chad Hendrick (197-G/F-79, college: Houston) and center Kelly Wise (208-F-80, college: Memphis) will be the new additions to Al Itthad Aleppo's team roster for the upcoming season as they arrived to Aleppo and joined the trainings of their new team.

Both players had the chance to play in Jordan before with Orthodox club and without a doubt they will be so effective with their new team esspecially in local league.


Syria hold off Singapore in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News
Syria U16 - Singapore U16 71:58

Syria remained on top of Group C at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They defeated Singapore to improve at 2-0 record. Muhammad Otabachi scored 13 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead Syria.
Syria grabbed a 29:22 lead after two quarters of action. They maintained the advantage in the second half and recorded the consecutive success at the tournament. Ockba Baghajati and Aghyad Rahal netted 9 points each for Syria. Larry Hua Sen responded with game-high 36 points for Singapore.

Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 13+12 boards, Ockba Baghajati 9, Aghyad Rahal 9
Singapore: Larry Hua Sen 36



Syrian U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Kahtan Abfouk
5 Amir Sirjjieh
6 Mahmmoud Trub
7 Mhd Yazen Beirakdar
8 Aghyad Rahal
9 Mahmmoud Tarakji
10 Mhd Tarek Al Zain
11 Shnno Basel
12 Hamza Akkaslh
13 Ockba Baghajati
14 Mhd Ali Obaysi
15 Muhammad Otabachi


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Taiwanese U16 National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
4 Lin Jen-Hung
5 Lin Yang-Hsuan
6 Wu Chia-Chun
7 Cheng Chi-Kuan
8 Chung Wei-Ping
9 Chen Ying-Chun
10 Kao Po-Yu
11 Wen Li-Huang
12 Wang Jen-Chieh
13 Yang Hsing-Chih
14 Fan Shih-En
15 Chen Kuan-Chuan


Taiwan shock Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Taiwan U16 - Malaysia U16 114:78
Taiwan shocked hosting Malaysia at the U16 Asia Championship. Ying-Chun Chen tallied 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists to pace Taiwan to the initial win at the tournament. Taiwan silenced the home team with a 28:8 run in the opening quarter. Malaysia recovered in the second period and won it by one point. But Taiwan exploded with 65 points in the second half to stun the hosts.
Jen-Chieh Wang knocked down 19 points for Taiwan. Kuan-Chuan Chen added 18 points in the victory. Shee Weng Loh notched 34 points and 12 boards for Malaysia.

Taiwan: Ying-Chun Chen 24, Jen-Chieh Wang 19
Malaysia: Shee Weng Loh 34+12 boards



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  THAILAND   


Iran topple Thailand for second straight win in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Iran U16 - Thailand U16 71:36

Iran claimed the second consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship. Mirmohammad Fattahi tallied 20 points and 15 boards to lead the Iranian selection past Thailand. Soheil Yousefi added 20 points in the victory.
Iran looked better from start to finish. They built a 26:16 advantage at halftime and eased to the victory in the second half.
Paramet Kongsang nailed 9 points for Thailand. Sarun Buranachan had 8 points in defeat.

Iran: Mirmohammad Fattahi 20+15 boards, Soheil Yousefi 20
Thailand: Paramet Kongsang 9, Sarun Buranachan 8



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  TURKEY   


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


Afterschocks on TBL scandal - by Serkan Corum
Galatasaray SK Vice president and the head of the basketball aoperations Yigit Sardan resigned.This was quite likely and wasn't a surprise to anyone.
The reason of my resignition is quite obvious said Mr.Sardan on his press release.This is because of the latest event.
As a head of the basketball operations,if i knew this before it was revealed i would declare it my self.
Being not infomed doesnt clear me off from my duties said Mr. Sardan and once again apoligized from the fans and public.


Karsiyaka shocks Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul 76-88 - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce Ulker - Karsiyaka 76-88

Karsiyaka shocked Fenerbahce Ulker in Round 6 opener celebrating 76-88 victory. The game was played at the Fener's home court, but visitors shined last night celebrating valuable victory. Ryan Toolson (193-G-85, college: Utah Valley St.) was on fire for the guests scoring 29 points (5 triples). Andre Smith (203-F-85, college: N.Dakota St.) had 22 points and 7 rebounds, while David Holston (173-G-86, college: Chicago St.) added 16 pts and 9 assists. In the loosing squad, Omer Asik (211-C-86) collected 16 points and 7 rebounds. Omer Onan (194-G-78) had 12 and Emir Preldzic (206-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) scored 11 pts. Both teams had 3-2 before this game.
It was a very exciting match. Both teams were on fire at the beginning, but still it was Karsiyaka who held 23-27 lead after ten minutes of play. In the second quarter visitors totally took control on Fener. Ryan Toolson and his teammates intensified defense, but remained high-productive on the other side of the court. That resulted with impressive 10-27 in the second frame for 21-point lead at the half time. Fenerbahce Ulker players finally woke up. They stepped on the court after the breather with totally different attitude and smashed Karsiyaka with huge 26-6 in third period. When it seemed that Fener is on the right track to victory, visitors shined one again having excellent last ten minutes. Thanks to Ryan Toolson and Andre Smith, Karsiyaka managed to finish the last period with 17-28 and to grab fantastic win in Istanbul.
Fenerbahce Ulker: Omer Asik 16+7 boards, Omer Onan 12, Emir Preldzic 11
Karsiyaka: Ryan Toolson 29, Andre Smith 22+7 boards, David Holston added 16+9 as


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 James BARON
  Mersin
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Baron, Mersin20.3 
 2. Smith, Karsiyaka19.5 
 3. Toolson, Karsiyaka19.3 
 4. Baxter, Besiktas18.0 
 5. Heytvelt, Oyak R.17.8 
 6. Wilson, T.Telekom17.4 
 7. Williams, Erdemir17.2 
 8. Gordon, Aliaga17.2 
 9. Shipp, Bornova17.0 
 10. Jackson, Antal.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.11.8 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.8.6 
 3. Elegar, Bornova8.4 
 4. Williams, Erdemir8.4 
 5. Smith, Karsiyaka8.3 
 6. Aldemir, Karsiyaka7.7 
 7. Besok, T.Telekom7.0 
 8. Asik, Fener.Ulker6.8 
 9. Gordon, Aliaga6.8 
 10. Greene, Antal.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 9
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir9.0 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.6 
 3. Erdogan, Oyak R.5.8 
 4. Holston, Karsiyaka5.5 
 5. Mallet, T.Telekom5.0 
 6. Yildirim, Besiktas4.8 
 7. Adams, Oyak R.4.6 
 8. Gordon, Kepez Bld4.4 
 9. Ermis, Banvit4.2 
 10. James, Mers.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Joshua SHIPP
  Bornova
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Shipp, Bornova3.4 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas3.2 
 3. Famutimi, Oyak R.3.0 
 4. Erden, Kepez Bld2.8 
 5. Batuk, Karsiyaka2.6 
 6. Erdogan, Oyak R.2.2 
 7. Jackson, Antalya2.2 
 8. James, Mersin2.2 
 9. Adams, Oyak R.2.0 
 10. Smith, Efes Pils.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Omer ASIK
  Fener.Ulker
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Asik, Fener.Ulker2.0 
 2. Femerling, Antalya1.8 
 3. Davis, Banvit1.8 
 4. Elegar, Bornova1.8 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.8 
 6. Davidson, Darussaf.1.4 
 7. Greene, Antalya1.2 
 8. Denison, Tofas1.2 
 9. Buckman, Kepez Bld1.2 
 10. Solak, Kepez B.1.0 


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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


SP&R 2009 Basketball Results - by David Edole
Sports, Parks and Recreation 2009 October Basketball Festival came to an end last Saturday with three championship games. In game one, Zion put a licking on the Lakers, 41-27, behind great play of MVP Rakeem Richards.
A pair of Virgin Islands Junior national teammates led Boys Dem to the Under 15 crown. The dynamic duo of Rasheed Swanston (95) and Amadius Der-Weer (94) outlased Working Together (WT), 37-35. The 6-foot-5 Derweer used every inch to muscle in the last shot with three ticks left on the clock. Swantson was BDs leading scorer with ten points. The win gave Keith Zoro Swanston his first title of the Zor won his second title of the night in the Under-18 division when his upper team destroyed Working Together, 61-39. Swanston had a who-who line up. The team featured James Sneed (G-92) from Educational Complex, Taaron Jones (G-91) and Javier Martinez (93) from Central High. Each of these guys represented the Virgin Islands in international play as compared to none for Wowrking Together. Snead had 21 points, followed by Jones 17 and Martinezs 14. Those guys were throwing ally-hoops like it was out of style. Boys Dem even had this big kid named Chris Frontier that attends St. Joseph's. That kid was about 6-9 and has potential.
The October Festival lasted five weeks and had 22 teams with over 250 participants. Basketball is not done for SP&R. The 3rd annual Thanksgiving classic is scheduled for November 25th 28th, 2009 at Central High School. SP&R plans to have an Under 18 and Under 15 division for boys and Under 18 division for girls. This is a warm up for the players before they play on their respective school teams.

Sports, Parks and Recreation 2009 October Basketball Festival Awards
Under-12 Division
Scoring Leader: Randy Gumbs, Lakers

Assists Leader: Rakeem Richards, Zion
Rebounds Leader: Rashaun Frederick, Working Together
Blocked Shots Leader: Rashaun Frederick, Working Together
Defensive Player: Rakeem Richards, Zion
MVP: Rakeem Richards, Zion
Sportsmanship: Shareef Mathews, Rockers
Outstanding Coach: Kareem Felix, Rockers

Under-15 Division
Scoring Leader: Kadeem Jones (94), Zion
Assists Leader: Joshua 'Termite' Hernandez, Working Together
Rebounds Leader: Najeem Edwards, Lakers
Steals Leader: Kadeem Jones, Zion
Blocked Shots: Imani Chinoyazue, Zion
Akibo Francis, Zion
Razeem Edwards, Lakers
MVP: Kadeem Jones, Zion
Sportsmanship: Jose Santos, More Fire
Outstanding Coach: Russell Gumbs, Hawks

Under-18 Division
Scoring Leader: Jonathan Fontenelle (92), Lakers
Assists Leader: Jonathan Fontenelle, Lakers
Rebounding Leader: Jonathan Fontenelle, Lakers
Steals Leader: Deshaun Joseph, Lakers
Blocked Shot: Terell Christian, Boys Dem
MVP: Jonathan Fontenelle, Lakers
Sportsmanship: Reno Motta, Lakers
Outstanding Coach: Bever Edney, Magic Circle



Fox College Sports, FSN Jam in Paradise - by David Edole
For the fifth consecutive year, Fox College Sports (FCS) will present live broadcasts of the 2009 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, beginning with the semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 22. On Monday, Nov. 23, FCS will air the consolation game and the championship game which will be a simulcast with Fox Sports Net (FSN).

FCS once again will offer live telecasts of the semifinals, consolation, and championship games, while FSN will provide live national coverage of the championship and consolation game from the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center. Dan McLaughlin calls play-by-play and Larry Conley provides the analysis while Samantha Steele will be reporting from the sidelines.

Led by 2009 Sweet 16 participants Purdue and Tennessee, the Paradise Jam boasts one of the strongest fields among the holiday tournaments. Head coach Matt Painter and the Purdue Boilermakers have all the pieces to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament and are looking to add a Paradise Jam victory to the Boilermakers resume. Meanwhile, Bruce Pearl and the Tennessee Volunteers are looking to advance past the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history and the road starts in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Standing in the way of Tennessee and Purdue are six teams eager to get their own seasons off on the right foot and rack up some key non-conference wins. Boston College, Saint Josephs, DePaul, Northern Iowa, East Carolina, and South Dakota State complete the Paradise Jam field.

Aside from the four mens games which will be airing on FCS, all of the tournaments preliminary round games will be streamed live on www.foxcollegesports.com. Following the mens tournament, all of the games in the womens Paradise Jam tournament will be streamed live as well, which take place from Nov. 26 28.

The 10 years of the Paradise Jam have been a spectacular experience, says tournament director Jenn Ashby. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the people of the US Virgin Islands for their outstanding hospitality and enthusiasm for the game of basketball. It has contributed greatly to the emergence of the Paradise Jam as an elite basketball event.
By: Carolyn Braff, Managing Editor


PARADISE JAM: Starts Streaming Live Online This Friday! TODAY - by David Edole
by Kevin Taylor, FOXSports.com
http://b2tv.com/upcoming_events.asp?q=v&value=paradisejam
With College Basketball now underway, the Pre Conference Tournaments are starting all around the country. One of the most exciting and complete tournaments will be this weekend as Fox College Sports brings you exclusive coverage of the Paradise Jam Tournament in the US Virgin Island. The first game tips off at 1 ET on Friday, with the Championship at 8:30 ET on Monday. It will be an action packed weekend, and we have your full preview right now.

The first matchup of the day will pit Depaul from the Big east against Mid Major power Northern Iowa at 1 ET Friday. Depaul is looking to put last season behind them, after going 8-23 and going winless in conference against the tough Big East. The Blue Demons have one of the most exciting players in the tournament, as Sophomore sensation Dar Tucker is looking to build off of an incredible Freshman campaign where he averaged over 18 points and just under 6 rebounds a game. The Northern Iowa Panthers are the defending tournament champions of the Missouri Valley Conference, and Conference that has shot up in popularity and respect around the nation due to the mid major boom in recent years. The Panthers kicked off their season with ah 71-65 win over Denver. In that game, they had 4 players get double digits in points, including Adam Koch and Jordan Eglseder. Be sure to look out for our segment where we interview those two as we walk around the Virgin Islands. We will talk to them about their experience in the 2007 World University Games, as well as all their travels around the world thanks to basketball.

The second matchup features one of the favorites, the 10th ranked Tennessee Volunteers. They will be taking on the East Carolina Pirates at 3:30 ET. While the Volunteers finished last season with a 21-13 record, they come into this season with high expectations, largely because of their star Tyler Smith, who man predict to be on the All American squad at the end of the year. Bruce Pearl stayed at Tennessee despite being offered several prominent coaching spots. He is hoping to avoid an upset when they take on East Carolina. The Pirates are coming off a sub .500 season from last year, and they will need to get focused soon after they were beat down by Wake Forest on Sunday 89-58. Guard Jamar Adams will be looking to shake off an abysmal game against Wake Forest, where he finished scoreless while going 0-9 from the field. If the Pirates want to upset Tennessee, they will need much more production from Adams.

The Next game will be an exciting one as St Joseph's from the A-10 takes on ACC power Boston College at 6 ET. The Hawks of St. Joseph's finished last season just above 500 with a 17-15 record. St Joseph's started off their season with a thrilling overtime win over Drexel last Friday. The high scorer of the game, Darrin Govens, will look to improve on this 23 point night to try and ensure an upset victory over the favored Eagles of Boston College. Boston College is hoping to improve on last season's first round exit from the NCAA tournament at the hands of USC. The player to keep your eye on here is Senior Forward Tyler Roche. After averaging just 14 minutes and 3.5 points a game last season, Roche exploded for an All-American type game in BC's season opener vs Dartmouth. Roche finished the game with 30 points and 5 blocks. Roche will do all he can to make sure that Tyler Smith isn't the only player people are talking about at the Paradise Jam.

In the final matchup of the tournament, South Dakota St. will take on top ranked team in the tournament, the 7th ranked Purdue Boliermakers at 8:30 ET. Purdue has their sites set high this season after getting knocked out in the Sweet 16 last year by 2008 Paradise Jam champion UCONN. Junior Forward Robbie Hummel already lead the Boilermakers to a season opening win against Cal st. Northridge 89-64. Hummel will look to make a name for himself and prove that he, not Tennessee's Tyler Smith, might be the best forward in the tournament. South Dakota State went 13-20 last season, and were certainly have their hands full trying to contain one of the best teams in the country. SDSU has already won their opener vs Wyoming, where Forward Kai Williams put up a very impressive stat line of 17 points in just 18 minutes. Safe to say SDSU will need all that and more as they go for the upset bid against the tournament favorites Friday Night.



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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) left 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


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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Rocks Sign Forward Michael Crowell - by Andy Webb
The Glasgow Rocks have completed the signing of 6ft7 US/German, Michael Crowell (201-F-85, college: Idaho) The athletic forward will bring added depth to player/coach, Sterling Davis' side as he looks to build some winning momentum going into the New Year.

'Michael will give us a little more depth offensively especially with his ability to knock down the three point shot in bunches. He's got a good size to him especially for his position which is always a plus for any coach because it causes such huge matchup problems when time to defend it, but also works to our advantage defensively to be able to have a bigger defender on the perimeter.'

Crowell, a graduate of Division 1 Idaho University has experience playing in Europe, both in Spain and, more recently, Germany where he spent last season with Weissenhorn.

'He's got some good experience professionally with stints in Spain and Germany, two high calibre places to play basketball within Europe, with most of his success happening in the latter. I think he will come in fresh, and motivated to prove to himself and others what type of player he can be.'

Crowell flies into Glasgow on Monday to begin training ahead of his likely Rocks debut on Sunday 29th November when the Rocks face the Worcester Wolves at Kelvin Hall. With player/coach Sterling Davis serving a one match ban, Crowell will be looking to prove himself as a serious contender in Davis' starting five.

'It's hard to believe that a guy with his talent is still out there and has been throughout the course of the summer. I think he will definitely be an asset to what we are trying to accomplish here.'



Jets Ready to Face the Thunder - by Andy Webb
After a tough game against the in-form Worcester Wolves on Saturday evening, the Cheshire Jets face the Worthing Thunder at home, as the Thunder also come into the game off the back of a challenging encounter against PAWS London Capital, who will be looking to get back to winning ways after a 102-54 mauling at Marshall MK Lions.

As with many fixtures, although the history books would predict that the Jets will have this one; it is well and truly unpredictable. Paul Smith , the Head Coach of the Jets, identified high scoring import Reggie Bratton as the main potential threat for the Thunder. He also emphasised the fact that some of the Thunders injured players will be returning action, as a key factor in the outcome of the game: The Thunder are starting to get some of their injured players back, and they are an all round great hustling team he said: (Reggie) Bratton can put up some amazing numbers so it will be very tough.

Thunder supremo Dave Titmuss urged his side to step up a gear on the perimeter, as well as establishing a more powerful inside presence. He explained: I think, fully fit, we match-up well against both London and Cheshire but well need improved perimeter play on Saturday and a greater inside presence on Sunday, if we are to win either game.

Sundays second game is between the Guildford Heat and Airwaves Plymouth Raiders, and Heat player-coach Chad McKnight warned his side and fans to watch out for big pair Matthew Hilleary and Florentino Valencia: I think Plymouth are going to be a good team like always, they always play tough and scrappy. Matthew Hilleary is averaging seventeen points a game so we will have to look to slow him down. Also Florentino Valencia has been playing well for them so we need to do a job on him as well he added: To win against the Raiders we will have to play tough defense and control the game on offense.



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  URUGUAY   


Defensor Sporting maintained the leadership - by Hector Lopez
Defensor Sporting maintained a two points lead over Atenas after the 17th rounds for the Uruguayan League. The results wre as follows:
Defensor Sporting 95 - Dillon Sneed (203-C-84, agency: Lanshire Group, college: E.Tenn.St.) 22 points, 12 rebounds, Robby Collum (185-G-81, college: W.Michigan) 15 points 3 rebounds 5 assists
Olimpia 63 - Reque Newsome (203-C-81, college: S.Indiana) 16 points 6 rebounds 4 blocks, Leroy Davis (200-F-81, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Georgia St.) 14 points, Jeff McMillan (203-F-80, college: USC) 1 points 7 rebounds
- - -
Atenas 98 - Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky) 24 points, 13 rebounds, 12 blocks, Will Caudle (206-C-82, agency: Liman Sports, college: Xavier) 11 points 6 rebounds 5 assists
Ferro Carril 53 - Tyler Hughes (211-F-84, college: Kansas St.) 12 points 13 rebounds, Onye Ibekwe (203-F-84, college: Long Beach St.) 7 points, 9 rebounds, Curtis Marshall (196-G/F-83, college: Texas Tech) 7 points 5 rebounds
- - -
Anastasia 104 - Marcus Elliott (191-G-84, college: Louisiana Tech) 33 points 8 rebounds, 7 assists, Kojo Mensah (185-G-85, college: Duquesne) 26 points 7 rebounds 9 asists, Jeffrey Simpson 17 points 12 rebounds 14 blocks
Malvin 88 - Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Xavier) 36 points 7 rebounds 3 assists, Jermaine Watson (193-G-81, college: Boston Coll.) 2 points.
- - -
Tabare 86 - Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Mississippi St.) 35 points, 12 rebounds 4 blocks, Robert McKiver (191-G-84, college: Houston) 17 points 7 assists
Bigua 71 - Emilio Taboada (193-F-82) 20 points Dwight Burke (203-F-86, college: Marquette) 12 points 12 rebounds
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Sayago 104 - 'Pop' Thornton (201-F-74, college: W.Kentucky) 35 points 10 rebounds 6 asists, John Huggins (188-G-82, college: Amer.Internat.) 29 points 3 rebounds, Terrence Shelman (198-F-78) 19 points 14 rebounds.
Cader 96 - Jamar Nutter (188-G-84, college: Seton Hall) 38 points 9 rebounds, Alex Galindo (198-F-85, college: Florida Intern.) 27 points 13 rebounds 3 assits, Jermaine Griffin (206-C-86, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Texas Arlington) 10 points 9 rebounds
- - -
Cordon 84 - Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, agency: GOTathletes, college: Gardner-Webb) 28 points 5 rebounds 5 assists, Ryan Blankson (201-F-80, college: Loyola, IL) 15 points 10 rebounds
Aguada 76 - Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) 34 points 6 rebounds 4 assists, Jessan Gray (208-F-84, agency: Beggs and Lane, college: Iowa St.) 15 points 8 rebounds
- - -
Hebraica Macabi 80 - Michael Gale (193-G-82, college: Centenary) 29 points 6 rebounds, Nathan Green (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.) 10 points 15 rebounds
Bohemios 74 - Tommie Liddell (193-G-85, college: St.Louis) 36 points 12 rebounds, Marcus King-Stockton (206-F-85, college: Colorado) 11 points 8 rebounds
- - -
Trouville 93 - Marques Lewis (203-F-83, college: UAB) 19 points 14 rebounds, Gordon James (198-F-79, college: Bridgeport) 16 points 14 rebounds
UnioN Atletica 82 - Tarrie Monroe (202-F-77, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Lewis) 15 points, 8 rebounds, Chris Ellis (206-F-84, college: Wake Forest) 9 points 6 rebounds, 2 blocks.

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


Stats Leaders - LUB
LUB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
Lamonte (AGU) 30.9
Galindo (CAD) 26.9
Jennings (COR) 26.3
Thornton (SAY) 25.9
Taboada (BIG) 25.6
Rebounds Per Game
Griffin (CAD) 13.8
McMillan (OLI) 12.7
Simpson (ANA) 12.5
Wilborn (ATE) 12.2
Blankston (COR) 11.7
Assists Per Game
Barrera (UNI) 6.9
McKiver (TAB) 6.1
Gonzalez (DEF) 6.1
Cambon (BIG) 5-9
Silvarrey (SAY) 5.6




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  ARMENIA - Women  


Hatis Yerevan escapes with 103-99 victory in a high-scoring game against Chevakata - by Eurobasket News
Hatis Yerevan - Chevakata 103-99

Hatis Yerevan grabbed valuable victory against Chevakata making the first step forward to second stage of EuroCup 2009/10. Maurita Reid (173-G-85, college: Miami, FL) and Bojana Vulic (191-C-84) were the key players in this victory scoring 26 and 25 points respectively. Reid handed out 7 assists beside that, while Vulic pulled down 12 rebounds. Ganna Zarytska (182-F-86, agency: Data Plus Group) also had very important role collecting 21 points and 11 boards. Chevekata (0-2) had Anastasia Pimenova (180-F-81) on fire with 36 pts.
It was a game with not so brilliant defenses by both teams. Hatis Yerevan and Chevekata players played very exciting game and the hosts came out victorious thanks to nice last 30 seconds. Before, that Hatis Yeravan had 27-21 lead in the first quarter and later jumped to 54-46 until the half time. After the breather, visitors woke up. Thanks to Anastasia Pimenova, they managed to close the gap to 4 points after 30 minutes of play. Than, at the beginning of the last period Pimenova brought her team 75-76 lead. The hosts reacted quickly jumping to 83-76. In the finish, Maurita Reid and Ganna Zarytska were calm from the free throw line lifting their team to valuable 103-99 win. In the next round, Hatis Yerevan will meet Besiktas on the road. Chevakata will take on Athinaikos in Greece.

Hatis Yerevan: Maurita Reid 26+7 as, Bojana Vulic 25+12 boards, Ganna Zarytska 21+11 boards
Chevakata: Anastasia Pimenova 36



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  BELGIUM - Women  


Gran Canaria grabs valuable win in Belgium - by Eurobasket News
Dexia - Gran Canaria 73-75

Granca celebrated in Belgium last night with tiny 73-75 for 2-0 in Group B. At the same time, Dexia fell to 0-2 and its chances for the next stage drastically decreased. Morgan Warburton (180-G-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Utah) was the leading player in victory with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Arina Markotenko (89) and Aneika Henry (191-C-86, college: Florida) (9 rebs) followed her with 13 pts each. In Dexia, Fannie Vandesteene (176-F-87) scored 19. With this victory Granca made a huge step forward to Preliminary Round.
It was a very exciting game decided in the finish. But let start from the beginning and 17-14 lead for Dexia after 10 minutes of play. Until the half time the hosts jumped to 40-33 and it seemed they are on the right track to victory. However, visitors did not have the same thoughts and they totally smashed Dexia in third period. Morgan Warburton and her teammates intensified defense after the breather and at the same time stayed high-productive on the other side of the court. That resulted with 12-27 for Granca in third quarter and later they jumped to 52-62. In the finish Dexia came to 71-74, but Aneika Henry made one FT for Granca after that. The hosts made a jumper with less than 3 seconds to go and there was not enough time for anything more.

Dexia: Fannie Vandesteene 19
Granca: Morgan Warburton 26+11 boards, Aneika Henry 13+9 boards, Arina Markotenko 13


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  CHINA - Women  


Bayi and Henan on top with 4-0 records - by Eurobasket News
Bayi and Henan are on top with 4-0 records being the only undefeated teams in the league. Both teams celebrated the latest victories in the Regular Season. Bayi beat Shandong 99:78 as the latter dropped at 0-4. Henan overcame Heilongjiang 79:63 as Mattera Katie (203-C-82, college: Liberty) shined with 30 points. Ji Yanyan (182-G/F-85) followed her with 23 points and Wu Chin-Chu (175-G-88) added 11. Gao Song (190-F-92) ended up with 29 points in the losing effort, while Moore Jessica (191-C-82, college: Connecticut) posted 17. Mattera Katie was named MVP of the Regular Season Round 4.

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  CROATIA - Women  


Jolly Sibenik secures win against Energa Torun - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: Jolly Sibenik - Energa Torun 74-60

Jolly Sibenik improved its score in Group E to 1-1 after beating Energa Torun 74-60. It was a match in which hosts started the game slower than expected, but used the good second half to break it. First quarter was spent in exchanging of baskets with visitors taking one point lead at the end of the period. In the second quarter, Energ Torun maintained its lead but never had more than 4 points. At the halftime, they still held 34-38. Than after the break, Luca Ivankovic (200-C-87) and her teammates started to slowly impose their game. They managed to tie the score and even to take one point lead with 10 minutes left to play. In the final quarter, they went on 11-3 run. This proved to be decisive, as visiting team could not mount a comeback. As result, Sibenik celebrated 14 point margin victory on the night.
Luca Ivankovic shined for the hosts registering double-double, 21 points and 12 rebounds. Antonija Misura (177-F-88) had 17, while Marta Cakic (175-G-82) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. That was the first EuroCup appearance for Energa Torun, who got 13 points from Agata Gajda (174-G-80). Patrycja Gulak-Lipka (193-C-82, college: Massachusetts) and Magdalena Radwan (180-G-82) also had decent game adding 10 points each.

Jolly Sibenik: Luca Ivankovic 21 + 12 boards, Antonija Misura 17, Marta Cakic 16 + 8 boards + 7 as
Energa Torun: Agata Gajda 13, Patrycja Gulak-Lipka 10, Magdalena Radwan 10



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Qualifying Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News
Group A
SEAT Lami - Mondeville 58-61
Mondeville grabbed valuable road win against SEAT Lami in Hungary jumping to perfect 2-0 in Group A. It means that the French squad made a huge step forward to Preliminary Round. Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: De Paul) once again was a key player in victory scoring 18 points. Actually she was the only one with double-digits as second scorer of the winning team was Yacine Sene (183-F-82) with 9 pts. For the hosts, Orsolya Englert delivered 20 pts. Hajdana Radunovic this time stopped on 10 and her SEAT Lami fell to 1-1.

AD Vagos - Sierre 72-61
Izabela De Andrade (182-F-86) was in a game mood yesterday draining 19 points and pulling down 7 rebounds for AD Vagos. Joana Lopes (185-F-86) and Mariana Alves scored 15 points each, while Clarissa Dos Santos helped with 14 pts and 14 boards. In the loosing squad, Ofelia Villaroel came up with 24 points and 7 boards. Both teams failed in Round 1.

Group B
Dexia - Gran Canaria 73-75
Granca celebrated in Belgium last night with tiny 73-75 for 2-0 in Group B. At the same time, Dexia fell to 0-2 and its chances for the next stage drastically decreased. Morgan Warburton (180-G-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Utah) was the leading player in victory with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Arina Markotenko (89) and Aneika Henry (9 rebs) followed her with 13 pts each. In Dexia, Fannie Vandesteene scored 19. With this victory Granca made a big step forward to Preliminary Round.

Olivais - Medvescak 67-61
Olivais managed to beat Medvescak registering the first win in EuroCup 2009/10 season. That was the second round of this prestigious competition and now both teams are on 1-1 score in Group B. Danyel Crutcher (188-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: Illinois) was a key player for the hosts netting 21 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Jhasmin Player (178-G-87, college: Baylor) also had very important role scoring 16 points and grabbing 8 rebs. In the loosing squad, Ana Cacic was better than the others with 17 points. Mirna Mazic scored 13.

Group C
CAB Madeira - Lemminkain. 67-69
After home loss in Round 1, Lemminkainen managed to beat CAB Madeira in Portugal registering the first EuroCup win this season. Rita Milieskiene (175-G-78) was totally the best player in her team with 28 points and 6 rebounds. Marina Solopova (180-G/F-90) scored 13 and Egle Zygelyte had 9 pts (7 rebs, 8 as). For the hosts (0-2), Candice Champion responded with double-double, 22 points and 12 rebounds.

MBK Ruzomb. - Lattes Montpe. 40-68
Lattes Montpellier cruised past MBK Ruzomberok making a step ahead to Preliminary Round. The French squad demonstrated its power registered impressive 40-68 road win in Slovakia for 2-0 record in Group C. At the same time, MBK Ruzomberok dropped to 1-1. Constance Jinks (170-G-81, college: UNLV) stepped up for the winners with 15 points. Khadijah Whittington (186-F-86, college: N.Carolina St.) had 11 points and 11 boards, while Dana Boonen helped with 9 pts. Klaudia Lukacovicova delivered 11 points and 8 boards in defeat. The hosts also got 8 pts from Lizanne Murphy.

Group D
CCC Polkowice - EBE Ibiza-PDV 48-44
CCC Polkowice celebrated in a low-scoring game against EBE Ibiza-PDV keeping the perfect score after 2 rounds in Group D. Amisha Carter (188-F/C-82, college: Louisiana Tech) led the winners with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Nadia Parker (191-C-87, college: USC) helped with 10 pts. With this victory CCC Polkowice drastically increased its chances to the next stage. The Spanish squad got 13 points and 9 boards from Shanon Johnson, facing with first EuroCup loss of the season.

Saarlouis - Nyon 88-56
Saarlouis did not have any troubles to beat Nyon last night. That was a Round 2 game of Group D and Saarlouis managed to register first win in EuroCup 2009/10 edition. At the same time, the Swiss squad dropped to 0-2. Petra Manakova (192-F/C-82, college: Oakland) led the winning side with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Romy Bar (188-F-87) and Tyresa Smith (8 rebs) delivered 13 points each. In Nyon, Caroline Turin was better than the others netting 14 pts. Noemie Mayombo contributed with one point less than her.

Group E
Sibenik - Energa Torun 74-60
Sibenik registered nice 74-60 home win against Energa Torun for 1-1 score in Group E. Luca Ivankovic (200-C-87) shined for the hosts registering double-double, 21 points and 12 rebounds. Antonija Misura (177-F-88) had 17, while Marta Cakic added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. That was the first EuroCup appearance for Energa Torun, who got 13 points from Agata Gajda.

Group F
Hatis Yerevan - Chevakata 103-99
Hatis Yerevan grabbed valuable victory against Chevakata making the first step forward to second stage of EuroCup 2009/10. Maurita Reid (173-G-85, college: Miami, FL) and Bojana Vulic (191-C-84) were the key players in this victory scoring 26 and 25 points respectively. Reid handed out 7 assists beside that, while Vulic pulled down 12 rebounds. Ganna Zarytska also had very important role collecting 21 points and 11 boards. Chevekata (0-2) had Anastasia Pimenova on fire with 36 pts.

Besiktas - Athinaikos 80-75
Besiktas celebrated nice 80-75 against the Greek Athinaikos jumping on top of Group F alone with perfect 2-0. At the same time, Athinaikos joined Hatis Yerevan with 1-1. Nykesha Sales stepped up for the hosts with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) was behind her with 19, while Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) added 3 points less. Their made a huge step forward to the next round, despite there is one more game to be played in Qualifying stage. In the loosing squad, Candice Wiggins delivered 16 pts. Polymnia Saregkou stopped on 15.

Group G
Hapoel T-A - Dunav 100-104 OT
The Bulgarian runner-up grabbed valuable 100-104 overtime win in Tel-Aviv last night joining Dynamo Moscow with perfect 2-0 in Group G. Both teams are pretty close to qualify for the next stage. Natalia Anufryienka (174-G-85, agency: LBM Management) was the leading player in this victory collecting 38 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Zornitza Kostova (176-G-82) had 18 and Danielle Burgin helped with 17 pts, plus 8 boards. The Israeli squad (0-2) got 23 pts and 9 rebounds from Natasa Ivancevic. Maaike Klein also scored 23, while Randee Henry contributed with 2 points less.

Sf. Gheorghe - Dynamo M. 54-69
Dynamo Moscow grabbed nice 15-point road win against Sf. Gheorghe for perfect 2-0 in Qualifying Round. On the other side, that is the second consecutive loss for the Romanian squad. As a reminder, both teams are placed to Group G. Marina Kuzina (195-C-85) once again led Dynamo as she scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Katerina Keyru (182-F-88) had 13 and Natalia Vodopiyanova added 10 pts. Florina Diacona answered with 18 points in defeat. Ildiko Vass stopped on 14.

Group H
Samsun - AEL 65-68
The Cypriot powerhouse celebrated in Turkey last night 65-68 jumping to 2-0 in Group H. It means that AEL will have a nice chance to reach the next stage, even before the end of Qualifying Round. On the other side, Samsun dropped to 0-2, but still it has a chance to advance. Daliborka Vilipic (196-C-75) led the winning squad with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Marissa Little (85) also was good with 18 points and 11 boards, while Biljana Pesovic added 12 pts. In Samsun, Katryna Gaither collected 21 points and 8 rebounds. Gulsah Akkaya followed her with 20 pts.

Targoviste - Dynamo K. 62-56
Targoviste managed to beat Dynamo Kursk so both teams are on 1-1 now in Group H and both have a chance for the next stage. Nicky Anosike (192-C-86, college: Tennessee) stepped up for the hosts with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) was behind her with 15 and Tatyana Troina added 10 pts. In Dynamo, Ausra Bimbaite and Donnette Snow posted 12 and 11 pts respectively.

Group I
ICIM Arad - Nadezhda O. 67-69
Nadezhda Orenburg celebrated tiny 67-69 victory in Arad last night keeping the perfect score after two rounds in EuroCup (Group I). That was a very important game for both teams. ICIM Arad appeared for the first time this season facing with thriller defeat. Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) was the leading player in victory with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Anastasiya Veremeenko (192-C-87) also shined netting 17 pts and grabbing 11 rebs, while Olga Ovcharenko added 14 pts. Suzana Milovanovic top-scored in loss with 18 pts. Biljana Savic (10 rebs) and Cherisse Graham had 12 pts each.

Group J
Spartak Noginsk - Hemofarm 76-78
The box-score will be available soon.

Group K
Dnipro - Dynamo-NPU 64-61
In derby game between two Ukrainian teams, Dnipro was better than Dynamo NPU 64-61 celebrating the first win in Group K. There are just 3 teams in this pool so it is already clear that all of them will advance to Qualifying Round, but the score will be transferred. Olga Dubrovina (170-G-87) shined in victory with 21 points. Visitors (0-1) got 16 pts and 9 rebounds from Taisiia Bovykina (190-C-89, agency: LBM Management).


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rita MILIESKIENE
  Lemminkain.
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 28
 1. Milieskiene, Lemmin.28.0 
 2. Pimenova, Cheva.26.5 
 3. Kuzina, Dynamo M.25.5 
 4. Anufryienka, Dunav25.5 
 5. Maksimovic, Zeljezni.25.0 
 6. Villarroel, Sierre22.5 
 7. Sales, Besiktas22.5 
 8. Williams, Mondeville22.0 
 9. Warburton, Gran C.22.0 
 10. Diacona, Sf.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jelena MAKSIMOVIC
  Zeljeznicar
  (192-C-82)
  Avg: 16
 1. Maksimovic, Zeljezni.16.0 
 2. Da Silva, Mann F.13.0 
 3. Kerr, Apollon Kal.13.0 
 4. Little, AEL12.5 
 5. Henry, Gran Canaria11.5 
 6. Fleischer, Dexia11.5 
 7. Sowinski, CAB M.11.0 
 8. Kuzina, Dynamo M.11.0 
 9. Mazic, Medvescak10.5 
 10. Zarytska, Hatis.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Krystyna SZYMANSKA-LARA
  Dexia
  (173-G-69)
  Avg: 8
 1. Szymanska-L., Dex.8.0 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville8.0 
 3. Bajic, Zeljeznicar7.0 
 4. Reid, Hatis Yerevan6.0 
 5. Sytnyak, Dynamo M.5.5 
 6. Zellous, Besiktas5.0 
 7. Snytsina, Nadezhda.5.0 
 8. Cuncic, Medvescak5.0 
 9. Zygelyte, Lemminkain.5.0 
 10. Chapdelaine, MBK.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nykesha SALES
  Besiktas
  (183-F/G-76)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Sales, Besiktas5.5 
 2. Rasmussen, Sf. G.5.5 
 3. Doron, Targoviste4.5 
 4. Bar, Saarlouis4.0 
 5. Reid, Hatis Yerevan4.0 
 6. Milovanovic, ICIM A.4.0 
 7. Vrdoljak, Apollon .4.0 
 8. Dubrovina, Dnipro3.5 
 9. Bonnan, Mondeville3.5 
 10. Graham, ICIM.3.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.0 
 2. Tomova, Nyon2.5 
 3. Saregkou, Athin.2.5 
 4. Ivankovic, Sibenik2.0 
 5. Clyburn, Dynam.2.0 
 6. Snow, Dynamo K.2.0 
 7. Razmaite, Sierre2.0 
 8. Podesvova, MBK R.1.5 
 9. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.5 
 10. Popovic, Siben.1.5 


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  FRANCE - Women  


Standings - NF1 (Women) - by Eurobasket
NF1 Standings
 1. Charleville 9-1 
 2. Dunkerque 8-2 
 3. Union Hainaut 7-2 
 4. Laveyron 6-4 
 5. SI Graffenstaden 6-4 
 6. Roche 5-5 
 7. Lyon 5-5 
 8. Rennes 5-5 
 9. Voiron 5-5 
 10. Reims 4-6 
 11. Reze 4-6 
 12. Pleyber Christ 4-6 
 13. Tours 4-6 
 14. Nice 4-6 
 15. Jeunes 2-8 
 16. CFBB 1-8 


Mondeville beats SEAT Lami for perfect 2-0 in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: SEAT Lami - Mondeville 58-61

Mondeville grabbed valuable road win against SEAT Lami in Hungary jumping to perfect 2-0 in Group A. It means that the French squad made a huge step forward to Preliminary Round. Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: De Paul) once again was a key player in victory scoring 18 points. Actually she was the only one with double-digits as second scorer of the winning team was Yacine Sene (183-F-82) with 9 pts. For the hosts, Orsolya Englert (170-G-80) delivered 20 pts. Hajdana Radunovic (192-F/C-78) this time stopped on 10 and her SEAT Lami fell to 1-1.
SEAT Lami was slightly better team at the beginning taking 18-17 lead in the first quarter. Mondeville responded until the half time, but that was enough just for plus one after 20 minutes of play. Third quarter was totally leveled. Teams exchanged baskets and neither was able to make a serious run. That finally happened at the halfway of the last quarter, when Mondeville jumped to 51-59. SEAT Lami made few consecutive baskets, but was not able to come any closer than 3 points, how much it was at the end after basket by Hajdana Radunovic. Actually, Mondeville missed in its last possession, but on the other side Djelmis was unsuccessful from behind the arc with just 7 second to go. There was not time for the hosts any more.

SEAT Lami: Orsolya Englert 20, Hajdana Radunovic 10
Mondeville: Lenae Williams 18, Yacine Sene 9


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  GREECE - Women  


Besiktas celebrates in thriller against Athinaikos - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: Besiktas - Athinaikos 80-75

Besiktas celebrated nice 80-75 against the Greek Athinaikos jumping on top of Group F alone with perfect 2-0. At the same time, Athinaikos joined Hatis Yerevan with 1-1. Nykesha Sales (183-F/G-76, college: Connecticut) stepped up for the hosts with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) was behind her with 19, while Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) added 3 points less. They made a huge step forward to the next round, despite there is one more game to be played in Qualifying Stage. In the loosing squad, Candice Wiggins (180-G-87, college: Stanford) delivered 16 pts. Polymnia Saregkou (185-G-72) stopped on 15.
Opening ten minutes were totally leveled. Both teams stopped on 21 pts. In the next period, Besiktas players took control on Athinaikos and they managed to grab 4-point lead until the half time. It was 44-39. Nothing has changed after that as Besiktas still was slightly better team. Nykesha Sales and her teammates reached double-digit lead (58-47) at the midway of third period and it was clear they are on the right track to victory. Athinaikos managed to tie the score few times, but never to take the lead in the finish. Dacic, Nykesha Sales and Shavonte Zellous were almost unmistakable from the free throw line when it was the most important for their team. That is how Besiktas got last five, and at the same time the crucial points in this game.

Besiktas: Nykesha Sales 20+11 boards, Shavonte Zellous 19, Sandra Mandir 16
Athinaikos: Candice Wiggins 16, Polymnia Saregkou 15


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  HUNGARY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Anna VAJDA
  MiZo Pecs
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Vajda, MiZo Pecs21.7 
 2. Szlimak, BSE17.4 
 3. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs17.0 
 4. Radunovic, SEAT L.16.3 
 5. Balint, Atomeromu15.1 
 6. Quigley, MiZo Pecs15.0 
 7. Little, Bajai NKK14.6 
 8. Krivacevic, MKB E.14.4 
 9. Crasnoscioc, ZTE14.3 
 10. Bozoki, Atomero.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anna VAJDA
  MiZo Pecs
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Vajda, MiZo Pecs9.2 
 2. Keller, SEAT L.8.8 
 3. Zherzherunov., Sze.7.9 
 4. Budimir, Bajai NKK7.9 
 5. Licina, Cegledi EKK7.7 
 6. Sipaviciute, Szeged7.1 
 7. Krnjic, MiZo Pecs6.9 
 8. Szelesy, ZTE6.7 
 9. Farkasinszki, Szolnok6.5 
 10. Cazac, Atomero.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dalma IVANYI
  MiZo Pecs
  (178-G-76)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs5.1 
 2. Darida, Szolnok4.5 
 3. Ratkaine, MKB E.4.0 
 4. Englert, SEAT L.4.0 
 5. Pungor, Atomeromu3.8 
 6. Laczi, Szeged3.8 
 7. Lakloth, Vasas-Cs.3.8 
 8. Iva, Szeged3.7 
 9. Djelmis, SEAT L.3.7 
 10. Furesz, SEAT.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dalma IVANYI
  MiZo Pecs
  (178-G-76)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs4.3 
 2. Horvath, Szeged4.2 
 3. Pungor, Atomeromu3.7 
 4. Laczi, Szeged3.7 
 5. Bukovszki, ZTE3.6 
 6. Holt, MKB Eurol.3.3 
 7. Kocsis, BSE3.3 
 8. Vajda, MiZo Pecs3.0 
 9. Iva, Szeged3.0 
 10. Zherzherunov., S.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna VAJDA
  MiZo Pecs
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Vajda, MiZo Pecs1.5 
 2. Ievtushenko, Atome.1.3 
 3. Fejes, Vasas-Csata1.3 
 4. Zherzherunov., Sze.0.9 
 5. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 6. Budimir, Bajai NKK0.8 
 7. Horvath, Szeged0.8 
 8. Crasnoscioc, ZTE0.7 
 9. Simon, BSE0.6 
 10. Szelesy, Z.0.6 


Standings - Women
A Standings
 1. MKB Eurol. 9-0 
 2. SEAT Lami 9-0 
 3. MiZo Pecs 8-0 
 4. Szeged 8-0 
 5. ZTE 4-4 
 6. BSE 4-4 
 7. Vasas-Csata 3-5 
 8. Atomeromu 2-5 
 9. BEAC 1-8 
 10. Szolnok 1-8 
 11. Bajai NKK 1-8 
 12. Cegledi EKK 0-9 


Mondeville beats SEAT Lami for perfect 2-0 in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: SEAT Lami - Mondeville 58-61

Mondeville grabbed valuable road win against SEAT Lami in Hungary jumping to perfect 2-0 in Group A. It means that the French squad made a huge step forward to Preliminary Round. Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: De Paul) once again was a key player in victory scoring 18 points. Actually she was the only one with double-digits as second scorer of the winning team was Yacine Sene (183-F-82) with 9 pts. For the hosts, Orsolya Englert (170-G-80) delivered 20 pts. Hajdana Radunovic (192-F/C-78) this time stopped on 10 and her SEAT Lami fell to 1-1.
SEAT Lami was slightly better team at the beginning taking 18-17 lead in the first quarter. Mondeville responded until the half time, but that was enough just for plus one after 20 minutes of play. Third quarter was totally leveled. Teams exchanged baskets and neither was able to make a serious run. That finally happened at the halfway of the last quarter, when Mondeville jumped to 51-59. SEAT Lami made few consecutive baskets, but was not able to come any closer than 3 points, how much it was at the end after basket by Hajdana Radunovic. Actually, Mondeville missed in its last possession, but on the other side Djelmis was unsuccessful from behind the arc with just 7 second to go. There was not time for the hosts any more.

SEAT Lami: Orsolya Englert 20, Hajdana Radunovic 10
Mondeville: Lenae Williams 18, Yacine Sene 9


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  ICELAND - Women  


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


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  JAPAN - Women  


Standings - JBL Women
WJBL Standings
 1. Antelopes 14-2 
 2. Sunflowers 11-5 
 3. Red Wave 11-6 
 4. Rabbits 9-8 
 5. V-Magic 7-9 
 6. Iris 6-10 
 7. Wings 5-11 
 8. Koalas 2-14 


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  LATVIA - Women  


Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. Cesis 8-0 
 2. TTT Riga 6-1 
 3. RTU-Merks 5-4 
 4. DU/Swedbank 3-4 
 5. Liepajas met. 1-5 
 6. LU 1-5 
 7. TTT Jun. 1-6 


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  LITHUANIA - Women  


Vita Kuktiene joins TEO - by Deivis Valiunas
TEO Vilnius boosted their roster with addition of Vita Kuktiene  (187-F-80). The 29-yer-old forward played for Stade Clermontois Auvergne Basket of France-LFB league. Kuktiene averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 boards and 1.2 assist per game. Kuktiene is well know in TEO. 2005-07 she played this team and averaging 2.4 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game in Euroleague. Kuktiene was  Lithuanian National team member of 2001, 2005 and 2006 years. 


 


Standings - LMKL
LMKL Standings
 1. TEO Vilnius 7-0 
 2. Cesis 6-1 
 3. Aistes-Atletas 5-3 
 4. Lemminkain. 4-3 
 5. Laisve 4-3 
 6. Ruta Siauliai 3-6 
 7. MRU 1-6 
 8. LAMMKK 0-8 


Lemminkainen grabs 67-69 road win against CAB Madeira - by Eurobasket News
CAB Madeira - Lemminkainen 67-69

After home loss in Round 1, Lemminkainen managed to beat CAB Madeira in Portugal registering the first EuroCup win this season. Rita Milieskiene (175-G-78) was totally the best player in her team with 28 points and 6 rebounds. Marina Solopova (180-G/F-90) scored 13 and Egle Zygelyte (166-G-84) had 9 pts (7 rebs, 8 as). For the hosts (0-2), Candice Champion (185-F-87, college: Texas Arlington) responded with double-double, 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Both teams were on fire at the beginning. The hosts were slightly better creating 24-20 lead after 10 minutes of play. Visitors responded after that and this time the teams improved their defense. Lemminkainen scored 16 and Madeira had 14 pts in the second frame, but the hosts still held 2-point lead until the half time. Last two quarters belonged to the Lithuanian squad, but the difference was not so big. In exciting finish Candice Champion and her teammates were strong enough to keep their lead and to celebrate valuable 67-69 win. In the next round they will meet Montpellier, also on the road. The Portuguese team will have to look for some other chance in order to grab the first win. That maybe can happen in the next round against MBK Ruzomberok in Slovakia.

CAB Madeira: Rita Milieskiene 28+6 boards, Marina Solopova 13, Egle Zygelyte 9+7 boards+7 as
Lemminkainen: Candice Champion 22+12 boards


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  NIGERIA - Women  


Nnaji want younger players for D tigress - by Enoma Ugheghe
senior women basketball national team assistant coach,scott nnaji has come out with a declaration that the currents squad has too many ageing players and believe it is high time nigeria starts buliding another team for the future
nnaji noted that even the younger players are not that physically imposing but reckons that early preparations will do nigeria a lot of good.he said most players we have now are aging out,we need new ones to be able to withstand the pressure of the game,the speed of the game has increased and the players we have been using have been there and they have been playing younger players,they are not just young physically,but they are experienced playing in their various club championships,so we need to start building,inject new players into the team and start looking at those who will be able to help us in the next nations cup or next competition that will come up,he reasoned


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  PARAGUAY - Women  


Olimpia wins National Title 2009 - by Gianni Pascucci
Some weeks ago, Olimpia Asuncion defeated 68-59 Sol de America in the third and decisive game of the Final Series, becoming the 2009 Female Champion of Paraguay. With 19 points, Heidy Closs (G/F) was the top performer at the winning side, but Johana Ghiringhelli (168-G-86) was decisive she too, with 8 of hers 15 points scored in the last quarter. Carolina Caraves (177-F/C-92) was the game top scorer, with 24 points in losing effort.

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  POLAND - Women  


Jolly Sibenik secures win against Energa Torun - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: Jolly Sibenik - Energa Torun 74-60

Jolly Sibenik improved its score in Group E to 1-1 after beating Energa Torun 74-60. It was a match in which hosts started the game slower than expected, but used the good second half to break it. First quarter was spent in exchanging of baskets with visitors taking one point lead at the end of the period. In the second quarter, Energ Torun maintained its lead but never had more than 4 points. At the halftime, they still held 34-38. Than after the break, Luca Ivankovic (200-C-87) and her teammates started to slowly impose their game. They managed to tie the score and even to take one point lead with 10 minutes left to play. In the final quarter, they went on 11-3 run. This proved to be decisive, as visiting team could not mount a comeback. As result, Sibenik celebrated 14 point margin victory on the night.
Luca Ivankovic shined for the hosts registering double-double, 21 points and 12 rebounds. Antonija Misura (177-F-88) had 17, while Marta Cakic (175-G-82) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. That was the first EuroCup appearance for Energa Torun, who got 13 points from Agata Gajda (174-G-80). Patrycja Gulak-Lipka (193-C-82, college: Massachusetts) and Magdalena Radwan (180-G-82) also had decent game adding 10 points each.

Jolly Sibenik: Luca Ivankovic 21 + 12 boards, Antonija Misura 17, Marta Cakic 16 + 8 boards + 7 as
Energa Torun: Agata Gajda 13, Patrycja Gulak-Lipka 10, Magdalena Radwan 10



Polkowice beats Ibiza in a low scoring game - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: CCC Polkowice - EBE Ibiza PDV 48-44

CCC Polkowice celebrated in a low-scoring game against EBE Ibiza-PDV keeping the perfect score after 2 rounds in Group D. It was a close match from the opening tip-off, marked by misses on both sides. Neither team held more than 3 point lead during the first quarter, and it was visitors who were up 11-13 at the end of the first. In the second quarter, it was more of the same, as teams exchanged baskets for the most part. With little less than a minute left in the game, the score was tied at 21. At that point, Ibiza players went on 4-0 run to give them 21-25 lead at the halftime. After the break, Polkowice players chased the deficit for the most of the third quarter but visiting team managed to keep them at bay. The game entered the final quarter, with Ibiza still up 33-36. Than in the final quarter, hosts increased their defensive pressure. This resulted in several turnovers by Ibiza which enabled Polkowice easy transition baskets. After limiting visiting team to only 8 points during the decisive period, Polkowice players managed to first tie the game and then take the lead they kept until the final buzzer.
Amisha Carter (188-F/C-82, college: Louisiana Tech) led the winners with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Nadia Parker (191-C-87, college: USC) helped with 10 points. With this victory CCC Polkowice made a huge step forward to the next stage. The Spanish squad got 13 points and 9 boards from Shanon Johnson (169-G-85), in their first EuroCup loss of the season. Lorena Infantes (171-G-81) chipped in 10 points.

CCC Polkowice: Amisha Carter 13 + 12 boards, Nadia Parker 10
EBE Ibiza PDV: Shanon Johnson 13 + 9 boards, Lorena Infantes 10


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  PORTUGAL - Women  


AD Vargos beats Sierre in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
AD Vargos - Sierre 72-61

Izabela De Andrade (182-F-86) was in a game mood yesterday draining 19 points and pulling down 7 rebounds for AD Vagos. Joana Lopes (185-F-86) and Mariana Alves (165-G-84) scored 15 points each, while Clarissa Dos Santos (182-C-88) helped with 14 points and 14 boards. In the loosing squad, Ofelia Villarroel (174-G-78, college: Oklahoma) came up with 24 points and 7 boards.
Thanks to the great run in the final quarter, AD Vargos managed to overcome Sierre at home 72-61. The game started out evenly with neither team managing to build significant lead. After initial 10 minutes of play, hosts were up 20-17. In the second quarter, Vargos players continued to impose their game slightly extending their lead. But with 4 minutes left until the halftime, Sierre went on a run which enabled them to tie the game and than take the lead. At halftime, Ofelia Villarroel and her teammates held 32-33. After the break, it was still the close game, as teams exchanged baskets. So the game entered the final quarter with teams tied at 52. Than, in the final quarter, Vargos players increased their defensive pressure limiting visiting team to only 9 points. It was the last 5 minutes which proved to be decisive one, as at that point the game was tied at 61. From that point on, Vargos players went on a 11-0 run which was enough to seem them win this game.

AD Vargos: Izabela De Andrade 19 + 7 boards, Joana Lopes 15, Mariana Alves 15, Clarissa Dos Santos 14 + 14 boards
Sierre: Ofelia Villarroel 24 + 7 boards, Ildiko Szakacs (187-F-81) 9, Evgeniya Teplyashina (171-G-87) 9


Lemminkainen grabs 67-69 road win against CAB Madeira - by Eurobasket News
CAB Madeira - Lemminkainen 67-69

After home loss in Round 1, Lemminkainen managed to beat CAB Madeira in Portugal registering the first EuroCup win this season. Rita Milieskiene (175-G-78) was totally the best player in her team with 28 points and 6 rebounds. Marina Solopova (180-G/F-90) scored 13 and Egle Zygelyte (166-G-84) had 9 pts (7 rebs, 8 as). For the hosts (0-2), Candice Champion (185-F-87, college: Texas Arlington) responded with double-double, 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Both teams were on fire at the beginning. The hosts were slightly better creating 24-20 lead after 10 minutes of play. Visitors responded after that and this time the teams improved their defense. Lemminkainen scored 16 and Madeira had 14 pts in the second frame, but the hosts still held 2-point lead until the half time. Last two quarters belonged to the Lithuanian squad, but the difference was not so big. In exciting finish Candice Champion and her teammates were strong enough to keep their lead and to celebrate valuable 67-69 win. In the next round they will meet Montpellier, also on the road. The Portuguese team will have to look for some other chance in order to grab the first win. That maybe can happen in the next round against MBK Ruzomberok in Slovakia.

CAB Madeira: Rita Milieskiene 28+6 boards, Marina Solopova 13, Egle Zygelyte 9+7 boards+7 as
Lemminkainen: Candice Champion 22+12 boards


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  ROMANIA - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
North-West
 1. Sf. Gheorghe 7-0 
 2. Satu Mare 6-1 
 3. ICIM Arad 5-2 
 4. Oradea 3-3 
 5. Timisoara 2-4 
 6. Cluj Napoca 2-5 
 7. Brasov 1-6 
 8. Alba Iulia 1-6 
South-East
 1. Targoviste 6-0 
 2. Craiova 5-1 
 3. Alexandria 4-2 
 4. Rapid Bucuresti 3-3 
 5. Olimpia 2-4 
 6. Iasi 1-5 
 7. Sp.Studentesc 0-6 


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  RUSSIA - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Katerina SNYTSINA
  Nadezhda O.
  (188-F-85)
  Avg: 30.7
 1. Snytsina, Nadezhda.30.7 
 2. Kuzina, Dynamo M.20.8 
 3. Ovcharenko, Nadezhda.17.0 
 4. Abrosimova, UMMC15.8 
 5. Nolan, UMMC14.3 
 6. McCarville, Spart.14.0 
 7. Snow, Dynamo K.13.2 
 8. Sytnyak, Dynamo M.12.7 
 9. Pimenova, Cheva.12.5 
 10. Gruda, UM.12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Verameyenka, Nadezh.12.0 
 2. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.9.0 
 3. Osipova, Spartak .9.0 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC8.0 
 5. Zakalyuzhnay., Nadezh.7.4 
 6. Snow, Dynamo K.7.0 
 7. Yakovleva, Cheva.7.0 
 8. Fowles, Spartak .7.0 
 9. Tolikova, Spart.6.7 
 10. Snytsina, Nadezh.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Elena BERSENEVA
  Nadezhda O.
  (172-G-80)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Berseneva, Nadezhda.4.6 
 2. Poto, Dynamo NSU4.5 
 3. Miller, Spartak .4.3 
 4. Lapteva, Dynamo K.4.3 
 5. Abrosimova, UMMC4.2 
 6. Popova, Dynamo M.3.8 
 7. Nolan, UMMC3.7 
 8. Chrustaljeva, Cheva.3.5 
 9. Yakabsone-Z., Spart.3.3 
 10. Lawson-Wade, Spa.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Katerina SNYTSINA
  Nadezhda O.
  (188-F-85)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Snytsina, Nadezhda.4.3 
 2. Popova, Dynamo M.4.3 
 3. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.3.8 
 4. Nolan, UMMC3.3 
 5. McCarville, Spart.3.0 
 6. Dumerc, UMMC3.0 
 7. Beglova, Spart.2.7 
 8. Firsova, Spartak SP2.4 
 9. Abrosimova, UMMC2.4 
 10. Bimbaite, Dynamo.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Verameyenka, Nadezh.5.0 
 2. Fowles, Spartak .1.8 
 3. Osipova, Spartak .1.5 
 4. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.1.3 
 5. Vieru, Spartak .1.0 
 6. Yakovleva, Cheva.1.0 
 7. Stepanova, UMMC1.0 
 8. Loginova, Spart.1.0 
 9. Robbins, Dynamo K.0.8 
 10. Jones, UM.0.8 


Hemofarm storms through last quarter to secure away win against Spartak Noginsk - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: Spartak Noginsk - Hemofarm 76-78

Hemofarm managed to secure important away victory after beating Spartak Noginsk 76-78 in a matchup of Group J. This is the first appearance for both teams in Qualifying Round. It did not start well for visiting team, who trailed for most of the game. Spatak players came out stronger from the start and after first quarter they were already up 23-16. In the second quarter, Hemofarm consolidates somewhat and started playing better. Still they could not cut the deficit, as Spartak was able to fend off any run attempt. After exchanging baskets in the 2nd quarter, Spartak still held the lead at halftime. The score showed 44-36 for Spartak as teams went for halftime break. More of the same continued in the third quarter, as Spartak players continued to build their lead. With 2 minutes left in the third quarter, Spartak had its biggest lead of the game as the scoreboard showed 60-49 score. By the end of the period, Spartak held 13-point lead and were looking comfortable as the score was 68-55. In the opening minute of the fourth frame Victoria Shagan (178-G-79) hit a three pointer for Spartak to increase the lead to 71-55. From that point on only one team played and that was Hemofarm. Visitors started playing better defense and started to dominate the offense. This resulted in 3-16 run which cut the deficit to 74-71 with little under 2 minutes to play. With 29 seconds left in the game, Danijela Rizvic (177-G-87) hit the basket to tie the game at 75. In the next possession, Spartak players committed offensive foul and than Tamara Radocaj hit a triple to complete the comeback and give Hemofarm 75-78 lead. All Spartak could do was hit one more free throw to set the final score of 76-78.
Danijela Rizvic led Hemofarm and all scorers with 20 points on the night. She received help from Maja Milutinovic (177-G-87) who added 14 and Dara Kovacevic (197-C-83) who chipped in 12 points along with 10 rebounds. Nelli Nevzorova (190-F-70) led the way for Spartak with 17 points. Viktoriya Victoria Shagan added 16, while Yulia Khodzayan (173-G-84) finished the game with 15.

Spartak Noginsk: Nelli Nevzorova 17, Victoria Shagan 16, Yulia Khodzayan 15
Hemofarm: Danijela Rizvic 20, Maja Milutinovic 14, Dara Kovacevic 12 + 14 boards


Hatis Yerevan escapes with 103-99 victory in a high-scoring game against Chevakata - by Eurobasket News
Hatis Yerevan - Chevakata 103-99

Hatis Yerevan grabbed valuable victory against Chevakata making the first step forward to second stage of EuroCup 2009/10. Maurita Reid (173-G-85, college: Miami, FL) and Bojana Vulic (191-C-84) were the key players in this victory scoring 26 and 25 points respectively. Reid handed out 7 assists beside that, while Vulic pulled down 12 rebounds. Ganna Zarytska (182-F-86, agency: Data Plus Group) also had very important role collecting 21 points and 11 boards. Chevekata (0-2) had Anastasia Pimenova (180-F-81) on fire with 36 pts.
It was a game with not so brilliant defenses by both teams. Hatis Yerevan and Chevekata players played very exciting game and the hosts came out victorious thanks to nice last 30 seconds. Before, that Hatis Yeravan had 27-21 lead in the first quarter and later jumped to 54-46 until the half time. After the breather, visitors woke up. Thanks to Anastasia Pimenova, they managed to close the gap to 4 points after 30 minutes of play. Than, at the beginning of the last period Pimenova brought her team 75-76 lead. The hosts reacted quickly jumping to 83-76. In the finish, Maurita Reid and Ganna Zarytska were calm from the free throw line lifting their team to valuable 103-99 win. In the next round, Hatis Yerevan will meet Besiktas on the road. Chevakata will take on Athinaikos in Greece.

Hatis Yerevan: Maurita Reid 26+7 as, Bojana Vulic 25+12 boards, Ganna Zarytska 21+11 boards
Chevakata: Anastasia Pimenova 36



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


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  SERBIA - Women  


Hemofarm storms through last quarter to secure away win against Spartak Noginsk - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: Spartak Noginsk - Hemofarm 76-78

Hemofarm managed to secure important away victory after beating Spartak Noginsk 76-78 in a matchup of Group J. This is the first appearance for both teams in Qualifying Round. It did not start well for visiting team, who trailed for most of the game. Spatak players came out stronger from the start and after first quarter they were already up 23-16. In the second quarter, Hemofarm consolidates somewhat and started playing better. Still they could not cut the deficit, as Spartak was able to fend off any run attempt. After exchanging baskets in the 2nd quarter, Spartak still held the lead at halftime. The score showed 44-36 for Spartak as teams went for halftime break. More of the same continued in the third quarter, as Spartak players continued to build their lead. With 2 minutes left in the third quarter, Spartak had its biggest lead of the game as the scoreboard showed 60-49 score. By the end of the period, Spartak held 13-point lead and were looking comfortable as the score was 68-55. In the opening minute of the fourth frame Victoria Shagan (178-G-79) hit a three pointer for Spartak to increase the lead to 71-55. From that point on only one team played and that was Hemofarm. Visitors started playing better defense and started to dominate the offense. This resulted in 3-16 run which cut the deficit to 74-71 with little under 2 minutes to play. With 29 seconds left in the game, Danijela Rizvic (177-G-87) hit the basket to tie the game at 75. In the next possession, Spartak players committed offensive foul and than Tamara Radocaj hit a triple to complete the comeback and give Hemofarm 75-78 lead. All Spartak could do was hit one more free throw to set the final score of 76-78.
Danijela Rizvic led Hemofarm and all scorers with 20 points on the night. She received help from Maja Milutinovic (177-G-87) who added 14 and Dara Kovacevic (197-C-83) who chipped in 12 points along with 10 rebounds. Nelli Nevzorova (190-F-70) led the way for Spartak with 17 points. Viktoriya Victoria Shagan added 16, while Yulia Khodzayan (173-G-84) finished the game with 15.

Spartak Noginsk: Nelli Nevzorova 17, Victoria Shagan 16, Yulia Khodzayan 15
Hemofarm: Danijela Rizvic 20, Maja Milutinovic 14, Dara Kovacevic 12 + 14 boards


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  SOUTH KOREA - Women  


Standings - WKBL
WKBL Standings
 1. Bichumi 11-1 
 2. S-Birds 9-3 
 3. Cool Cats 5-7 
 4. Redwings 4-7 
 5. KB Savers 4-7 
 6. Woori Hansae 2-10 


Bichumi and S-Birds won the latest - by Eurobasket News
Bichumi and S-Birds won the latest games of the Regular season. Bichumi improved to 11-1 record in the league beating Redwings 70:59 on November 19th. The teams stayed at 16:16 after the opening quarter, while the favorites pushed the tempo for good later in the game. S-Birds overcame Cool Cats 79:69 for 9-3 record. The hosts started with 20-13 in the opening quarter and added 25-14 in the last frame. Jung Sun-Min (185-F-74) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. On November 18th Cool Cats beat Woori Hansae 71:65.

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  SPAIN - Women  


Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Sonia BORGES
  Cadi la Seu
  (189-C-84)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Borges, Cadi la Seu21.4 
 2. Murphy, Mariana19.8 
 3. Maslowski, Olesa18.9 
 4. Warburton, Gran C.18.9 
 5. Garcia, Real Canoe16.6 
 6. Milton-Jones, Ros C.16.4 
 7. Vega, Mariana15.7 
 8. Lyttle, Perfumer.15.6 
 9. Johnson, EBE I.15.0 
 10. Staknevicien., Real.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Perfumerias
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.10.3 
 2. De Souza, Ros C.10.0 
 3. Chones, Girona9.3 
 4. Sliskovic, Real C.9.3 
 5. Langhorne, Rivas E.8.7 
 6. Vega, Mariana8.7 
 7. Nicholls, Hondar.-.8.6 
 8. Ujhelyi, Rivas E.8.1 
 9. Zlatanova, Gran C.8.0 
 10. Bavendam, Hondar.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lorena INFANTES
  EBE Ibiza-PDV
  (171-G-81)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Infantes, EBE I.4.6 
 2. Aguilar, Ros C.4.4 
 3. Ouvina, Mann Filter4.0 
 4. Jordana, Real C.4.0 
 5. Palau, Ros Casares3.7 
 6. Bermejo, Rivas E.3.3 
 7. Ygueravide, Estudian.3.2 
 8. Montanana, Ros C.2.9 
 9. Antoja, Girona2.8 
 10. Thorburn, Ole.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Marta BLANES
  Real Canoe
  (184-F-77)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Blanes, Real Canoe3.1 
 2. Milton-Jones, Ros C.2.9 
 3. Lyttle, Perfumer.2.9 
 4. Revuelto, Hondar.-.2.8 
 5. Ouvina, Mann Filter2.8 
 6. Murphy, Mariana2.7 
 7. Garcia, Real Canoe2.4 
 8. Palau, Ros Casares2.4 
 9. Dominguez, Perfumer.2.4 
 10. Ygueravide, Estudi.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Linda PAGE
  Mariana
  (190-C-75)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Page, Mariana1.4 
 2. De Souza, Ros C.1.3 
 3. Sliskovic, Real C.1.3 
 4. Podkovalniko., Perfum.1.1 
 5. Lyttle, Perfumer.1.1 
 6. Vesela, Ros Casares1.0 
 7. Chones, Girona1.0 
 8. Bavendam, Hondar.-.0.9 
 9. Henry, Gran Canaria0.9 
 10. Vega, Maria.0.7 


Gran Canaria grabs valuable win in Belgium - by Eurobasket News
Dexia - Gran Canaria 73-75

Granca celebrated in Belgium last night with tiny 73-75 for 2-0 in Group B. At the same time, Dexia fell to 0-2 and its chances for the next stage drastically decreased. Morgan Warburton (180-G-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Utah) was the leading player in victory with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Arina Markotenko (89) and Aneika Henry (191-C-86, college: Florida) (9 rebs) followed her with 13 pts each. In Dexia, Fannie Vandesteene (176-F-87) scored 19. With this victory Granca made a huge step forward to Preliminary Round.
It was a very exciting game decided in the finish. But let start from the beginning and 17-14 lead for Dexia after 10 minutes of play. Until the half time the hosts jumped to 40-33 and it seemed they are on the right track to victory. However, visitors did not have the same thoughts and they totally smashed Dexia in third period. Morgan Warburton and her teammates intensified defense after the breather and at the same time stayed high-productive on the other side of the court. That resulted with 12-27 for Granca in third quarter and later they jumped to 52-62. In the finish Dexia came to 71-74, but Aneika Henry made one FT for Granca after that. The hosts made a jumper with less than 3 seconds to go and there was not enough time for anything more.

Dexia: Fannie Vandesteene 19
Granca: Morgan Warburton 26+11 boards, Aneika Henry 13+9 boards, Arina Markotenko 13


Strange movements around Cup of Reina 2010 - by Ivan Villar
Controversy has arrived to women basketball in Spain.The spanish federation announced that this season the Cup of Reina will be played in Zaragoza on January.This first statement was some surprising because Madrid was supposed to be the city at first.But the strangest thing was that there will be only 4 teams instead of 8.Cup of Reina is probably the most important event of female basketball in Spain.It's a big basketball party with a lot of fans,surprises,feelings,...And it's a very good chance for those teams which aren't favourites to win the league.Players,sponsors,teams,fans and media can''t understand this decision of spanish federation.It's probably that origin of problem is that the federation has to organize the event.Last season it was reduced number of teams which can go to playoffs too (8 to 4).So it seems that the competitions are made for favourite teams,in the detriment of 'small' and 'medium' teams.Zaragoza's team appears in the middle of problem because they will play Cup as home team.For the benefit of women basketball,spanish federation and clubs should have a meeting to solve problems.Spanish league is one of best of Europe thanks to 14 teams which are playing Liga Femenina.

Polkowice beats Ibiza in a low scoring game - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: CCC Polkowice - EBE Ibiza PDV 48-44

CCC Polkowice celebrated in a low-scoring game against EBE Ibiza-PDV keeping the perfect score after 2 rounds in Group D. It was a close match from the opening tip-off, marked by misses on both sides. Neither team held more than 3 point lead during the first quarter, and it was visitors who were up 11-13 at the end of the first. In the second quarter, it was more of the same, as teams exchanged baskets for the most part. With little less than a minute left in the game, the score was tied at 21. At that point, Ibiza players went on 4-0 run to give them 21-25 lead at the halftime. After the break, Polkowice players chased the deficit for the most of the third quarter but visiting team managed to keep them at bay. The game entered the final quarter, with Ibiza still up 33-36. Than in the final quarter, hosts increased their defensive pressure. This resulted in several turnovers by Ibiza which enabled Polkowice easy transition baskets. After limiting visiting team to only 8 points during the decisive period, Polkowice players managed to first tie the game and then take the lead they kept until the final buzzer.
Amisha Carter (188-F/C-82, college: Louisiana Tech) led the winners with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Nadia Parker (191-C-87, college: USC) helped with 10 points. With this victory CCC Polkowice made a huge step forward to the next stage. The Spanish squad got 13 points and 9 boards from Shanon Johnson (169-G-85), in their first EuroCup loss of the season. Lorena Infantes (171-G-81) chipped in 10 points.

CCC Polkowice: Amisha Carter 13 + 12 boards, Nadia Parker 10
EBE Ibiza PDV: Shanon Johnson 13 + 9 boards, Lorena Infantes 10


Standings - LFB
LFB Standings
 1. Ros Casares 7-0 
 2. Rivas Ecopolis 6-1 
 3. Perfumerias 6-1 
 4. Real C.Vigo 6-2 
 5. Mann Filter 5-2 
 6. Olesa 4-3 
 7. Hondar.-Irun 3-4 
 8. Real Canoe 3-4 
 9. Gran Canaria 3-4 
 10. Girona 3-5 
 11. Mariana 2-5 
 12. Cadi la Seu 1-6 
 13. Estudiantes 1-6 
 14. EBE Ibiza-PDV 0-7 


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Standings - Damligan
Damligan Standings
 1. Solna Vikings 6-0 
 2. Telge 6-1 
 3. 08 4-2 
 4. Lulea BBK 4-3 
 5. Marbo Basket 3-3 
 6. Norrkoping 3-3 
 7. Sundsvall 3-3 
 8. Umea 3-3 
 9. Sallen 2-4 
 10. Eos 1-5 
 11. Brahe 1-5 
 12. Visby 1-5 


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AD Vargos beats Sierre in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
AD Vargos - Sierre 72-61

Izabela De Andrade (182-F-86) was in a game mood yesterday draining 19 points and pulling down 7 rebounds for AD Vagos. Joana Lopes (185-F-86) and Mariana Alves (165-G-84) scored 15 points each, while Clarissa Dos Santos (182-C-88) helped with 14 points and 14 boards. In the loosing squad, Ofelia Villarroel (174-G-78, college: Oklahoma) came up with 24 points and 7 boards.
Thanks to the great run in the final quarter, AD Vargos managed to overcome Sierre at home 72-61. The game started out evenly with neither team managing to build significant lead. After initial 10 minutes of play, hosts were up 20-17. In the second quarter, Vargos players continued to impose their game slightly extending their lead. But with 4 minutes left until the halftime, Sierre went on a run which enabled them to tie the game and than take the lead. At halftime, Ofelia Villarroel and her teammates held 32-33. After the break, it was still the close game, as teams exchanged baskets. So the game entered the final quarter with teams tied at 52. Than, in the final quarter, Vargos players increased their defensive pressure limiting visiting team to only 9 points. It was the last 5 minutes which proved to be decisive one, as at that point the game was tied at 61. From that point on, Vargos players went on a 11-0 run which was enough to seem them win this game.

AD Vargos: Izabela De Andrade 19 + 7 boards, Joana Lopes 15, Mariana Alves 15, Clarissa Dos Santos 14 + 14 boards
Sierre: Ofelia Villarroel 24 + 7 boards, Ildiko Szakacs (187-F-81) 9, Evgeniya Teplyashina (171-G-87) 9


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TBB2L Standings - by Eurobasket
TBB2L Standings
 1. Gure Belediye 1-0 
 2. Antalya Koleji 1-0 
 3. TED Ankara 1-0 
 4. Alanya BLD 0-1 
 5. Izmir BSB 0-1 
 6. Burhaniye Bld 0-1 


Besiktas celebrates in thriller against Athinaikos - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: Besiktas - Athinaikos 80-75

Besiktas celebrated nice 80-75 against the Greek Athinaikos jumping on top of Group F alone with perfect 2-0. At the same time, Athinaikos joined Hatis Yerevan with 1-1. Nykesha Sales (183-F/G-76, college: Connecticut) stepped up for the hosts with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) was behind her with 19, while Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) added 3 points less. They made a huge step forward to the next round, despite there is one more game to be played in Qualifying Stage. In the loosing squad, Candice Wiggins (180-G-87, college: Stanford) delivered 16 pts. Polymnia Saregkou (185-G-72) stopped on 15.
Opening ten minutes were totally leveled. Both teams stopped on 21 pts. In the next period, Besiktas players took control on Athinaikos and they managed to grab 4-point lead until the half time. It was 44-39. Nothing has changed after that as Besiktas still was slightly better team. Nykesha Sales and her teammates reached double-digit lead (58-47) at the midway of third period and it was clear they are on the right track to victory. Athinaikos managed to tie the score few times, but never to take the lead in the finish. Dacic, Nykesha Sales and Shavonte Zellous were almost unmistakable from the free throw line when it was the most important for their team. That is how Besiktas got last five, and at the same time the crucial points in this game.

Besiktas: Nykesha Sales 20+11 boards, Shavonte Zellous 19, Sandra Mandir 16
Athinaikos: Candice Wiggins 16, Polymnia Saregkou 15


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Carey on Fire - by David Edole
ELLISVILLE The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats posted a hard-fought, 76-73 victory over the Itawamba Community College Lady Indians here Thursday night at Bobcat Gym.

The contest was tied 71-71 with 36.5 seconds remaining and Itawamba had ball possession. But JCJCs Erica Moore stole the ball and made a layup to put the Lady Bobcats ahead for good as they improved to 4-1.

Jones was in control for most of the game, but Itawamba stormed back to make it close.

The game was tied 4-4 early, but Jones went on a 15-2 run to take a 19-6 lead with 10:10 left in the first half when Tanecka Carey (G) scored. But the Lady Indians fought back and tied the game at 23-23 with 6:40 remaining when Birdie Bowens canned a 3-pointer.

But the Lady Bobcats ended the half on a 19-6 run. Careys 15-footer at the buzzer gave Jones a 42-29 halftime lead.

Jones took its longest lead of the night at 51-31 when Dominique Evans drained a 3-pointer with 17:52 remaining. But ICC fought back and pulled within 59-54 with 9:14 remaining when Tiffany Pierce scored.

The Lady Indians kept up the pressure and took a 68-67 lead with 2:41 remaining when Anna Dill made two free throws. Ashley Lee then hit a layup with 2:27 to play and give Jones a 69-68 lead.

A Kerri Simmons 12-footer put Jones up 71-68 with 1:56 to play, but ICCs Pierce converted a 3-point play to tie the game at 71-71 with 1:35 remaining. The Lady Indians had a chance to take the lead, but Destini Shannon missed the front end of a one-and-one and JCJC got the rebound.

However, the Lady Bobcats would not score and ICC had ball possession with around 40 seconds to play.

Thats when Moore stepped in, made the steal on the Lady Bobcat end of the court, took it to the goal and scored to make it 73-71 with 36.5 seconds left.

The Lady Indians then turned the ball over and the Lady Bobcats had ball possession. Carey was fouled with 10.4 seconds left and converted both ends of a one-and-one to make it 75-71.

ICCs Shannon scored with 3.9 seconds to play to make it 75-73. Moore was then fouled and made a free throw with 2.3 seconds remaining. She missed the second shot, but Itawamba was unable to get off a shot before the buzzer.

Carey led JCJC, 4-1, with 18 points. Lee had 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Evans and Simmons both had 12 points. ICC, 3-4, got 15 points from Pierce, 13 from Bowens and 11 from Shannon.



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Dnipro wins in close encounter against Dynamo NPV - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup: Dnipro - Dynamo NPV 64-61

In derby game between two Ukrainian teams, Dnipro was better than Dynamo NPU 64-61 celebrating the first win in Group K. There are just 3 teams in this pool so it is already clear that all of them will advance to Preliminary Round, but the score will be transferred. Hosts opened the game with 8-0 run after taking control on their opponents. Dynamo players managed to recover and by the end of the first quarter they did not allow hosts to extend their lead. After 10 minutes of play, Dnipro was up 16-8 and was looking good. Than, the rhythm of the game slowed somewhat as teams started to exchange baskets. Dnipro was still maintaining their lead not allowing its opponent to go on a run. At the halftime, the score stood at 35-26. After the break, Dynamo players started to put on the pressure on Dnipro but they could never come closer than to 3 point deficit. With one quarter left to play, hosts still held 6-point lead, as the scoreboard showed 53-47. In the final 10 minutes, Dnipro managed to fend off any attempt at comeback of Dynamo. In the end, they held on to their lead and celebrated 64-61 win.
Olga Dubrovina (170-G-87) shined in victory with 21 points. Iuliya Iakhina (187-C-80) also had a decent game adding 13 points. Visitors (0-1) got 16 points and 9 rebounds from Taisiia Bovykina (190-C-89, agency: LBM Management).

Dnipro: Olga Dubrovina 21, Iuliya Iakhina 13
Dynamo NPV: Taisiia Bovykina 16 + 9 boards