EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/22/2009

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  ABA   


San Diego Surf wins another preseason game - by Gianni Pascucci
The The San Diego Surf faced a tough opponent in a pre-season scrimmage game against the US Marines Varsity team at the Pendleton Pike Field Camp and won 116-93 behind Jamal Kendrick (6'8''-F-75, college: Baylor), who was named Player of the Game. Kendrick had a double-double with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Christopher Agnes (6'4''-G-85, college: Morehouse) contributed 25 points and 5 rebounds while Mike McNair (6'3''-G-77, college: N.Arizona) had 20 with 9 rebounds. Top players for the Marines were Mike Ward, Derek Gray and Stephan Johnson with 22, 17 and 11 respectively, while Gray and Ray Adeyamo had 12 rebounds each. Although this game was not played by official ABA rules, the Surf's regular season begins on Sunday, December 6th vs the Riverside Rainmakers. For more information, visit www.sdsurfhoops.com


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Standings
O Standings
 1. Singapore S. 5-1 
 2. Patriots 5-1 
 3. Satria Muda 3-4 
 4. Barracudas 2-4 
 5. KL Dragons 2-4 
 6. Thailand Tigers 1-4 


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
East
 1. Mistelbach 4-1 
 2. Danube City 4-1 
 3. Basket 2000 3-1 
 4. Baden BJ 3-2 
 5. Amstetten F. 2-2 
 6. Mattersb.R. 1-2 
 7. Modling 0-3 
 8. Vienna 87 0-5 
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   


Philippines rout Bahrain to stay undefeated - by Eurobasket News
Philippines U16 - Bahrain U16 62:45

Philippines posted the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Bahrain to clinch the top spot in preliminary Group B. Bahrain slipped at 1-2 record in the pool after the defeat.
Bahrain got to the perfect start to the game. They were up by 6 points at the first break but could not capitalize. Philippines came from behind in the second quarter and earned a 3-point halftime advantage. The initiative belonged to Philippines in the second half. They limited their opponents to 17 points after the main break and rallied to the win at the end.
Cris Michael Tolomia knocked down 27 points to lead the charge. Jeron Alvin Teng netted 9 points in the victory. Buti Mohammed Fadhel responded with 15 points for Bahrain.

Philippines: Cris Michael Tolomia 27, Jeron Alvin Teng 9
Bahrain: Buti Mohammed Fadhel 15



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVICIUS
  Techasas
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.22.7 
 2. Tagamets, Valga W.22.5 
 3. Moore, Tallinna Kalev22.3 
 4. Kieza, Suduva21.0 
 5. Gailius, Siauliai21.0 
 6. Covington, Tallin.20.0 
 7. Pokla, TTU K.19.7 
 8. Osins, Keizarmezs18.5 
 9. Kelys, Perlas18.3 
 10. Kleiza, Alytus Ali.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva11.7 
 2. McNaull, Norrkoping10.0 
 3. Bojic, Kalev/Cramo10.0 
 4. Watson, Zalgiris9.8 
 5. Kojenets, Liepaja9.3 
 6. Toome, TTU K.8.7 
 7. Morrison, TU/Rock8.4 
 8. Pokla, TTU K.8.3 
 9. Griskenas, Techasas8.0 
 10. Valeika, Valmie.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.10.0 
 2. Grant, Norrkoping7.5 
 3. Gervin, Norrkoping6.5 
 4. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.8 
 5. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo5.7 
 6. Kazevicius, Alytus A.5.5 
 7. Ezerskis, Techasas5.3 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Aisci.4.7 
 9. Maceina, Rudupis4.7 
 10. Aleksandrova., Alytus.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.4.5 
 2. Ayuba, Norrkoping3.0 
 3. Osins, Keizarmezs2.8 
 4. Andrijauskas, Rudup.2.7 
 5. Bitinas, Neptunas2.7 
 6. Gervin, Norrkoping2.5 
 7. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.5 
 8. Watson, Zalgiris2.5 
 9. Vileita, Rudupis2.3 
 10. Arbet, Kalev/Cra.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.4.5 
 2. Ezerskis, Techasas2.7 
 3. Kieza, Suduva2.3 
 4. Toome, TTU K.2.3 
 5. Valanciunas, Perlas2.3 
 6. Saks, TTU K.2.0 
 7. Begic, Zalgiris1.8 
 8. Baynes, Lietuvos.1.7 
 9. Silins, Keizarmezs1.5 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.1.5 


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Universo/BRB 3-0 
 2. Ciser/Joinville 2-0 
 3. Londrina 2-1 
 4. Pinheiros/Sky 2-1 
 5. Vivo/Franca 2-1 
 6. S.Jose/Vinac 2-1 
 7. Flamengo 2-2 
 8. Pitagoras/Minas 1-1 
 9. Palmeiras/Lupo 1-1 
 10. Paulistano 1-2 
 11. GRSA/Bauru 1-2 
 12. Amigao/Assis 1-2 
 13. Saldanha 0-3 
 14. CETAF 0-3 


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  CHINA   


China bruise India in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - India U16 121:47

China rolled past India to post the third consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. The team won action in preliminary Group A and entered quarterfinal stage. India on the other hand suffered the second defeat and did not make it to the playoffs. China led from start to finish. They earned a 64:21 lead at halftime and drove to yet another comfortable win at the end.
Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) and Guo Ailun notched 23 points each for China. Shi Hongfei (180-G-93) added 20 points for the winners. Ajay Pratap Singh responded with 9 points for India.

China: Zhu Xuhang 23, Guo Ailun 23, Shi Hongfei 20
India: Ajay Pratap Singh 9



Teams Set for Quarterfinal Round in U-16 Championship - by Arthur Volbert
The teams for the quarter final round of the Asian U-16 championship have been determined.

Japan defeated Kazakhstan 78-66, by more than the necessary margin to win the three-way tie for second place in Group B, to join fellow East Asian nations China, Korea and Chinese Taipei in Group I. SEABAs Philippines join three West Asian teams Iran, Jordan and Syria who finished in that order in the WABA U16 Championship last month in Group II. China, Korea, Iran and the Philippines come into the quarter-final round with 3-0 records. Syria, Chinese Taipei and Jordan are 2-1 and Japan is 1-2.

Groupings for Quarterfinal Round:

Group I: China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea.

Group II: Iran, Jordan, Philippines, Syria.

Group III: India, Bahrain, Singapore, Thailand.
Group IV: Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia.



China Demolishes India 121-47 - by Arthur Volbert
Guo Ailun and Zhu Xuhang each scored 23 points as China rolled over India 121-47 to finish 3-0 in Group C at the Asian Under-16 Championship. Zhu also grabbed 11 rebounds.

Shi Honfei added 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals in 12 minutes as this team appears to be as deep as it is dominant. Wang Zirui had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 steals in 31 minutes. Luo Hanchen had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Ajay Pratap Singh led India with 9 points and Shayam Sunder scored 8.

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

Other scores:
Chinese Taipei 92 Thailand 34
Iran 97 Malaysia 52
Jordan 59 Saudi Arabia 36
Korea 103 Syria 61
Philippines 62 Bahrain 45
Singapore 61 Kuwait 45
Japan 78 Kazakhstan 66

Standings:
Group A
Korea---- 3 0
Syria---- 2 1
Singapore 1 2
Kuwait--- 0 3

Group B
Philipines 3 0

Japan---- 1 2
Kazakhstan 1 2
Bahrain--- 1 2

Group C
China------- 3 0
Jordan------ 2 1
India------- 1 2
Saudi Arabia 0 3

Group D
Iran---------- 3 0
Chinese Taipei 2 1
Malaysia------ 1 2
Thailand------ 0 3



FIBA Asia Allows Us to See Statistical Leaders, Assisting Recruitment - by Arthur Volbert
FIBA Asia is indeed giving us the ability to sort statistics in order. Click twice on the column headings in 'competition stats' to get them sorted from high to low.

This is important for those of you with professional teams or colleges who might be interested in recruiting some of these players. Foreign exposure will assist the development of basketball in Asian nations.

Chen Ying-Chun of Chinese Taipei is the high scorer of the tournament so far with 72 points in three games. See Weng Loh of Malaysia is second with 71. Soheil Yousefi of Iran is third with 63 points and Mirmohammed Mir Fattahi of Iran is fourth with 61. Guo Ailun of China is fifth with 58 points. Zhu Xuhong of China is 11th with 53.

There is no total rebounding column but Alexandr Zigulin is first in defensive rebounds with 36. Keben Harayama of Japan has 27 and Mirmohammed Mir Fattahi of Iran has 24. Zhu Xuhang of China is ninth with 15. Mirmohammed Mir Fattahi of Iran is first in offensive rebounds with 16. Zigulin has 14 and Buti Mohammed Fadhel of Bahrain has 12. Zhu Xuhang of China is tied for fourth with 11.

Dong Yop Lee of Korea leads in assists with 18. Wang Zirui of China is fifth with 12. Shi Hongfei of China is 11th with 10.

Guo Ailun is second in 2-point shooting percentage among players with 20 or more shots. He has hit 26 of 32 for 81.3 percent. Russel Low Wenqiang of Singapore has hit 19 of 21 shots for 90.5 percent. Shi Hongfei is first in 3-point shooting percentage, hitting 9 of 12 shots for 75 percent.

Lee Jonghyun of Korea has the most blocks with 5. Xu Tao and Zhu Xuhang are among five players tied for second with 4.



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  CYPRUS   


Mark Storm impressive in North Cyprus League - by Eurobasket
Mark Strom (193-G-82, college: Apprentice) became one of the top players in the North Cyprus Premier League, where he is averaging 19.3 points and 4 assist per match. The Super Cup final is between Gnyeli OŞAN (11-3) and Koopspor (13-1), the two most celebrated clubs in the league. Mark has become one of the fan favorites in Cyprus with his ablility to knockdown 3 point shots.

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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 15-0 
 2. BK Prostejov 12-3 
 3. Novy Jicin 12-3 
 4. BK Decin 11-4 
 5. BK Pardubice 9-6 
 6. BC Kolin 7-8 
 7. USK Praha 6-9 
 8. Basketbol Brno 5-10 
 9. BK B&W Opava 5-10 
 10. NH Ostrava 4-11 
 11. Podebrady 4-11 
 12. Vysehrad 0-15 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. McKay, USK P.23.5 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.5 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.17.2 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin17.1 
 5. Jones, BC Kolin15.9 
 6. Castleberry, Podeb.15.6 
 7. Chan, BK Prostejov15.2 
 8. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.1 
 9. Soska, BK B&W O.15.1 
 10. Muirhead, Novy Jic.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.5 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.8 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.8.9 
 4. Landry, BK Prost.7.5 
 5. Payne, NH Ostrava7.1 
 6. McKay, USK P.6.9 
 7. Platt, BC Kolin6.8 
 8. Chan, BK Prostejov6.7 
 9. Steffel, Novy Jicin6.6 
 10. Houska, BK Dec.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.5.3 
 2. McKay, USK P.4.6 
 3. Kotas, USK Praha4.5 
 4. Carnecky, BK B&W O.4.3 
 5. Mitchell, NH Os.4.1 
 6. Jones, BC Kolin4.0 
 7. Sanders, Novy Jicin3.9 
 8. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 9. Wright, BK Pardu.3.3 
 10. Toth, BK Pardubi.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.3.0 
 2. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.4 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.2.4 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.3 
 5. Sirina, BK B&W O.2.3 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 7. Hanavan, CEZ N.2.1 
 8. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.1 
 9. McKay, USK P.1.9 
 10. Lenzly, CEZ.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephen CASTLEBERRY
  Podebrady
  (214-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Castleberry, Podeb.2.1 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.1.9 
 3. Chan, BK Prostejov1.9 
 4. Payne, NH Ostrava1.6 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.6 
 6. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.6 
 7. Walker, Novy Jicin1.4 
 8. Houska, BK Decin1.1 
 9. Ford, USK Praha0.9 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymbu.0.9 


NBL Round: 15 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Podebrady - BK Pardubice 64-78
Podebrady lost to BK Pardubice 64:78 as the latter got 18 points from Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.). Arnold Marcus poured in 14 and Milos Pavel chipped in 12. Thomas Kevin finished the night with 17 points for the hosts.

BK B&W Opava - Novy Jicin 61-76
BK B&W Opava lost to Novy Jicin 61:76 on November 21st. Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) was responsible for 15 points, Steffel David netted 12, while Sanders Levell and Varnelis Nerijus had 10 each. Soska Ondrej responded with 20 points for the home side.

BC Kolin - Basketbol Brno 88-86
BC Kolin improved to 7-8 record record as they rolled over Basketbol Brno 88:86. Terry Smith (185-G-86, college: Mercyhurst) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Machac David and Zachrla Roman had 13 apiece. Reinberger Stepan ended up with 21 points in the losing case.

BK Decin - CEZ Nymburk 57-102
CEZ Nymburk is 15-0 now after 102:57 over BK Decin that dropped to 11-4. Petr Benda (203-F/C-82, agency: Court Side) and Lewis Ron led the league-leaders with 19 points apiece. Hatcher Wiliam top-scored in the game for the hosts with 21 points.

NH Ostrava - BK Prostejov 99-94
NH Ostrava surprised BK Prostejov 99:94 as the latter dropped to 12-3. Mike Mitchell (181-G-83, college: N.Mexico St.) erupted with 35 points for the hosts and Stuchly Marek followed him with 27. Landry Kyle posted 24 points for the guests and Hyzy Radoslaw added 23.

USK Praha - Vysehrad 80-42
USK Praha smashed Vysehrad 80:42 in the Regular Season Round 15. Martin Stastny (203-G/F-88) paced all the winners with 18 points, Hruban Vojtech posted 15 and McKay Myles had 13 points and 10 boards. Smula Marek posted 8 points in the losing effort.



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  DENMARK   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Mychal KEARSE
  SISU
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 24
 1. Kearse, SISU24.0 
 2. Smith, Svendborg23.8 
 3. Johnson, Bakken23.4 
 4. Johansen, Naestved23.2 
 5. Morris, Aabyhoj22.9 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg20.4 
 7. Dennis, Naestved20.2 
 8. Nielsen, Randers19.1 
 9. Miskovic, Randers18.8 
 10. Proctor, Bakk.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Christoffers., Bak.12.4 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj11.8 
 3. Miskovic, Randers10.2 
 4. Johansen, Naestved9.3 
 5. Vance, Aalborg9.2 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg8.8 
 7. Cavanuagh, Aalborg8.3 
 8. Kearse, SISU7.5 
 9. Johnson, Horsens IC7.3 
 10. Kalvelis, SI.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Smedley, Randers7.1 
 2. Bradley, Amager BK5.5 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm5.2 
 4. Rinkevicius, SISU4.9 
 5. Jakobsen, Bakken4.9 
 6. Christensen, Amager B.4.5 
 7. Darboe, Horsholm4.4 
 8. Dennis, Naestved4.3 
 9. Smith, Svendborg4.2 
 10. Fall, Horsens3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.8 
 2. Proctor, Bakken2.6 
 3. Kearse, SISU2.3 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm2.2 
 5. Fall, Horsens IC1.9 
 6. Dennis, Naestved1.9 
 7. Madsen, Aabyhoj1.9 
 8. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.6 
 9. Houguet, Aalborg1.6 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakk.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj3.3 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.2.8 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.6 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.5 
 5. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.3 
 6. Willis, Randers1.0 
 7. Miskovic, Randers1.0 
 8. Seilund, Amager BK0.9 
 9. Marinkovic, Horsholm0.9 
 10. Kalvelis, SI.0.8 


Rabbits add Dmitri Nekrasov - by Thomas Soltau

The Svendborg team is in search of something else than the silver medal, and the team is trying to find some depth.

A long regular season and what looks to be a hard playoffs will be difficult for a team that put such huge loads on their three main guys, all of whom play almost 40 minutes per game.

Dmitri Nekrasov (213-C-86, college: Hill JC) is part of the answer. The 7 foot big-man has signed a deal to finish the season in Svendborg. The deal has options for another 2 seasons.

The player spend a year with Team FOG Nstved in 07/08 and averaged 6,4ppg and 4,7rpg in 19 games.



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  D-LEAGUE   


Gatorade Call-up Chris Hunter to Warriors - by Gerard Lim
Just a week away from the start of the NBA D-League season, forward-center Chris Hunter (6'11''-F/C-84, college: Michigan) (6'11''-F/C-84, college: Michigan) (6'11''-F/C-84, college: Michigan) is set to miss the occasion. The 6-11 Michigan product is the first Gatorade Call-Up for the season. Hunter who had a strong showing last season for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, averaging 19.3 ppg, 9.4 rpg & 1.2 blocks per contest, was rewarded for his efforts by the Golden State Warriors, who is in dire need of shoring up their injury-plagued front court. He is expected to contribute what he can to that glaring need for the Warriors being a dual positional player most of his playing career in the D-League.

Hunter, who is expected to immediately report to the Warriors and suit up against Portland at Oracle Arena, joins fellow D-League alumnus Kelenna Azubuike.



D-League Preseason Action Underway - by Surujh Roopnarine
Last night the 2009 D-League preseason got underway as Dakota knocked off Sioux Falls and Erie handled Fort Wayne.

Sioux Falls Skyforce (91) vs. Dakota Wizards (97)
Dakota jumped out to an early 12-2 lead in a game played in Hazleton, North Dakota, but the game would go back and forth until midway thru the fourth quarter when the Wizards seized control on a Jason Straight layup and sealed a 97-91 victory.
Former Virginia Military star Reggie Williams (6'5''-F-86, college: VMI) was the games high scorer with 27 points in defeat for Sioux Falls, while Dakota was led by Darren Cooper (6'3''-G-83, college: Portland)s 15 points. Six players scored in double figures for the Wizards in a game that saw the lead change 10 times.
SKYFORCE: Reggie Williams (27pt+6rb), Greg Stiemsma (14pt+9rb+5to), Joe Krabbenhoft (12pt+6rb), Pete Campbell (9pt)
WIZARDS: Darren Cooper (15pt), Romel Beck (13pt), Marcus Dove (13pt+8rb+5st), Curtis Withers (10pt+7rb)

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (100) vs. Erie Bayhawks (106)
Former Fort Wayne guard Roderick Wilmont (6'4''-G-83, college: Indiana) came off the bench to spark a 17 point come-from-behind victory for the Erie Bayhawks last night in both teams preseason openers. Wilmont scored 23 points, including going 12-12 from the free throw line. Fort Wayne got off to a slow start, going down by as many as 14 in the first half before rallying to tie the game at 49 heading into the half. They then came out and dominated the third quarter, but the home squad rode the hot play of Wilmont and veteran guard Oliver Lafayette (6'2''-G-84, college: Houston) to secure the six point victory. Ron Howard (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Valparaiso), who was in training camp with the New York Knicks this off-season, scored a game high 24 points in defeat for the Mad Ants.
MAD ANTS: Ron Howard (24pt), Rob Kurz (5pt+13rb+5as), Anthony Kent (13pt+8rb), Ryan Ayers (13pt)
BAYHAWKS: Roderick Wilmont (23pt), Jarvis Gunter (10pt+11rb+5to), Oliver Lafayette (14pt+5rb), Cedric Jackson (12pt+7as)



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  ESTONIA   


EMKL Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Tallinna Kalev - TU/Rock 64-82
TU/Rock posted the fifth win in the season as they rallied past Tallinna Kalev in the capital. Todd Abernethy (185-G-84, college: Mississippi) scored 19 points to pace the visitors. Janar Talts delivered 14 points and 8 rebounds for TU/Rock. Nicholas Covington notched 15 points and 5 steals for Tallinna Kalev.

Valga Welg - Parnu 95-70
Heiko Rannula (186-G-83) exploded with 25 points to lead Valga past Parnu. Tarmo Kikerpoll and Antti Vasar added 16 points each as the winners improved at 4-2 record. Heigo Erm responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Parnu.

Rakvere - Kuremaa 78-71
Rakvere prevailed against Kuremaa as Valmo Kriisa (190-G-74) scored 28 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Ardo Armpalu knocked down 18 points in the win. Derek Winston responded with 21 points, 15 boards and 5 steals for Kuremaa. Brett McGee had 20 points and 12 boards in defeat.



Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Rakvere 7-1 
 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 0-9 


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, Kuremaa19.5 
 4. Kurg, Kuremaa19.4 
 5. Kriisa, Rakvere17.8 
 6. Reed, Tallinna Kalev17.5 
 7. Miller, Kalev/Cr.16.5 
 8. Abernethy, TU/Rock15.0 
 9. Berkis, Kalev/Cr.15.0 
 10. Aab, Valga We.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  TU/Rock
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Morrison, TU/Rock11.0 
 2. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.11.0 
 3. Toome, TTU K.10.6 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa10.1 
 5. Rinkevicius, Valga W.9.5 
 6. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.9.3 
 7. Reed, Tallinna Kalev9.3 
 8. Kriisa, Rakvere8.6 
 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, Rakvere4.3 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock4.2 
 4. Saage, Rakvere3.6 
 5. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 6. Berkis, Kalev/Cr.3.5 
 7. Kikerpill, Valga Welg3.0 
 8. Rannula, Valga Welg3.0 
 9. Winston, Kuremaa2.8 
 10. Toome, TTU.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock3.8 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.7 
 3. Tagamets, Valga W.2.7 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa2.5 
 5. Raap, Parnu2.4 
 6. Allingu, TU/Rock2.3 
 7. Kurg, Kuremaa2.3 
 8. Saks, TTU K.2.1 
 9. Erm, Parnu2.0 
 10. Saage, Rakve.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. Rinkevicius, Valga W.2.0 
 4. Talts, TU/Rock2.0 
 5. Hallik, Rakvere1.3 
 6. Morrison, TU/Rock1.0 
 7. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 8. Ilver, Tallinna Kalev1.0 
 9. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 10. Miller, Kalev/.1.0 


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 13-1 
 2. ToPo 10-4 
 3. LrNMKY 10-4 
 4. Kouvot 10-4 
 5. Korihait 9-5 
 6. KTP 8-6 
 7. Honka 7-7 
 8. Namika Lahti 4-9 
 9. Salon Vilpas 4-9 
 10. FoKoPo 4-10 
 11. Kataja 3-11 
 12. Karhu 1-13 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Obie TROTTER
  ToPo
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Trotter, ToPo24.8 
 2. Johnson, LrNM.23.7 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.0 
 4. Turner, LrNM.21.8 
 5. Washington, KTP21.7 
 6. Hamm, Salon Vilpas20.6 
 7. Moye, Kouvot19.6 
 8. Lowe, Pyrinto19.6 
 9. Elliott, Honka19.3 
 10. Jones, Kar.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lawrence HAMM
  Salon Vilpas
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Hamm, Salon Vilpas11.8 
 2. McDade, KTP11.4 
 3. Vinson, FoKoPo11.0 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.0 
 5. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto9.7 
 7. Smith, Karhu9.6 
 8. Kotti, Honka9.1 
 9. Chones, Kataja8.9 
 10. Cunningham, Koriha.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Gibson, LrNM.4.5 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti4.0 
 3. Davis, LrNM.4.0 
 4. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.9 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto3.6 
 6. Trotter, ToPo3.6 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait3.4 
 8. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.3 
 9. Favors, KTP3.2 
 10. Gonner, Koriha.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.6 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.3 
 3. Davis, LrNM.3.0 
 4. Trotter, ToPo2.9 
 5. Davis, Kataja2.3 
 6. Washington, KTP2.2 
 7. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 8. Elliott, Honka1.9 
 9. Cummings, Honka1.8 
 10. Jones, Kar.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti1.3 
 2. Mulligan, Namika L.1.0 
 3. Heiskanen, FoKoPo0.8 
 4. Hall, LrNM.0.8 
 5. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 6. Shiloh, Kouvot0.8 
 7. Huuskonen, Karhu0.8 
 8. Jones, Karhu0.7 
 9. Neltner, Kouvot0.7 
 10. Washington, K.0.7 


KORISLIIGA: Robert Turner scored 33 pts - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 14: Karhu (Kauhajoki) was so close but eight pts away from visitor YMCA Lappeenranta tonight. Karhu's new Head Coach Timo Hakamaa
had four-five practises before the opening contest, but # 2 Team YMCA LPR and Head Coach Jarmo Laitinen were too tough again. Kauhajoki had one poor
10 minutes as they lost the third quarter by 15 pts (18-33). Also the start of the last quarter was terrible (0-9), but Roni Leimu (188-G-82) (20 pts) took Karhu back to the game (89-94) with 2,5 minutes to go. Robert Turner (206-C-82, college: Pepperdine) (33 pts: 1 - 3/3, 2 - 12/17, 3 - 2/5) and Matthew Gibson (196-G-84) (26) led YMCA LPR to the victory # 10 (95-103) this season.

In Espoo local Honka didn't play as a team and Kataja (Joensuu) was a bit better in everything. Kataja's third victory this season with digits 77-89. Kataja had six players in 10-19 pts. Nicky Bradford (200-G/F-78, college: Kansas) netted 19 pts and Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Portland St.) added 16 pts. Sasu Salin (190-G-91) (Honka) scored game high 22 pts.

Kauhajoki - YMCA LPR 95-103 (53-47) (Roni Leimu 20, Jesse Smith 18/13, Keith Gayden 17 - Robert Turner 33, Matt Gibson 26, Sami Pekkola 19).
Honka - Kataja 77-89 (36-43) (Sasu Salin 22, Tuukka Kotti 18, Carl Elliott 16 - Nick Bradford 19, Jeb Ivey 16, Petri Virtanen 13).


Korisliiga Round: 14 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Korihait - Salon Vilpas 72-57
Korihait held off Salon Vilpas behind 17 points and 9 rebounds from Ray Cunningham (197-F-79, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Murray St.). Arizona Reid delivered 16 points in the winning effort. The Vikings were led by 19 points and 10 rebounds from Lawrence Hamm.

Namika Lahti - Kouvot 86-70
Namika Lahti tamed Kouvot in front of the home fans. Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, college: NC-Greensboro) delivered 35 points for the hosts. Corey Rouse was helpful with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Ajene Moye notched 22 points and 8 rebounds for Kouvot in the loss.

Honka - Kataja 77-89
Kataja posted just the third win in the season as they overcame Honka away from home. Nicky Bradford (200-G/F-78, college: Kansas) scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the visitors. Jeb Ivey had 16 points in the win. Sasu Salin answered with 22 points for Honka in defeat.

Karhu - LrNMKY 95-103
LrNMKY bettered Karhu as Robert Turner (206-C-82, college: Pepperdine) tallied 33 points, 7 boards and 5 assists. Matthew Gibson contributed 26 points and 8 steals in the winning effort. Roni Leimu answered with 20 points for Karhu in the loss.

FoKoPo - Pyrinto 80-88
Pyrinto maintained their perfect form as they rallied past FoKoPo on the road. Antero Lehto (184-G-84) scored 25 points to lead the charge. Damon Williams added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the league leaders. Ashley Champion responded with 25 points and 8 rebounds for FoKoPo. Durrell Vinson delivered 23 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.

KTP - ToPo 99-107
ToPo needed extra five minutes to prevail against KTP on the road. Obie Trotter (186-G-84, college: Alabama A&M) exploded with 33 points, 6 boards, 5 assists and 5 steals to lead the visitors. Turay Pearson came up with 21 points and 14 boards in the tenth win for ToPo. Eric Washington answered with 22 points and 12 boards for KTP.



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  FRANCE   


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


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.25.6 
 2. Spencer, Le Mans18.8 
 3. Tillman, Chalon18.3 
 4. Vassallo, Paris-.18.0 
 5. Marshall, Dijon17.9 
 6. Banks, Orleans17.6 
 7. Greer, Nancy17.1 
 8. Woodside, Gravelines16.4 
 9. Pierce, Hyeres-T.16.1 
 10. Schilb, Chal.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon13.0 
 2. Falker, Cholet10.5 
 3. Issa, Vichy9.9 
 4. Nsonwu, Roanne9.0 
 5. Greer, Nancy9.0 
 6. Akingbala, Nancy8.6 
 7. Terrell, Hyeres-T.8.1 
 8. Fazekas, Dijon7.9 
 9. Blankson, Le Havre7.0 
 10. Krupalija, Dij.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Reid, Vichy7.3 
 2. Greer, Nancy6.5 
 3. Neitzel, Chalon5.8 
 4. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.6 
 5. Wright, Le Mans5.1 
 6. Gomez, Poitiers5.0 
 7. Sciarra, Orleans4.9 
 8. Heurtel, Strasbourg4.8 
 9. Horton, Hyeres-T.4.7 
 10. Tchicamboud, Nan.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Linehan, Cholet3.0 
 2. Greer, Nancy2.3 
 3. Issa, Vichy2.1 
 4. Miller, Le Havre1.9 
 5. Melody, Vichy1.9 
 6. Gunn, Poitiers1.9 
 7. Moss, Vichy1.9 
 8. Wright, Le Mans1.9 
 9. Heurtel, Strasbourg1.8 
 10. Obasohan, Hyeres.1.8 
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. Fazekas, Dijon1.5 
 6. Robinson, Cholet1.4 
 7. Akpomedah, Grave.1.4 
 8. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 9. Darden, Strasbourg1.3 
 10. Simon, Strasbou.1.3 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Siggers, Lille21.4 
 2. Davis, Charleville19.0 
 3. Riley, Nanterre18.3 
 4. Mendy, Pau-Lacq.17.6 
 5. Young, Quimper17.2 
 6. Mohammed, Limoges17.1 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.17.1 
 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, Brest8.7 
 5. McKenzie, St Va.7.6 
 6. Janisius, Charleville7.5 
 7. Hoard, Boulazac7.4 
 8. Taccoen, Lille7.2 
 9. Wyatte, Le Portel7.1 
 10. Mathis, Evre.7.1 
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. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.3 
 8. Swift, Brest5.3 
 9. Williams, Boulazac4.8 
 10. Boissie, Nant.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Riley, Nanterre3.9 
 2. Mullins, Bourg2.9 
 3. Siggers, Lille2.8 
 4. Driss, Bordeaux2.8 
 5. Harris, Antibes2.4 
 6. Da Silva, Evreux2.3 
 7. Gayon, Nantes2.1 
 8. Toto N''Kote, Quimp.2.1 
 9. Denave, St Vallier2.1 
 10. Paelay, Charlevil.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Williams, Bordeaux2.2 
 2. Ford, Limoges2.0 
 3. Badiane, Maurienne1.8 
 4. Owona, Bordeaux1.6 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest1.6 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.2 
 7. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 8. Ukeagu, St Vallier0.9 
 9. Doaks, Bordeaux0.8 
 10. Joseph, Pau-La.0.8 


Mickael Gelabale back in Cholet! - by Maxime Weber
Mickael Gelabale (201-F-83) is back in Cholet, his former team after 3 years in the NBA (Seattle and Oklahoma City). Cholet (2nd after 7 games) was looking for a new player after Claude Marquis departure to Italy. Erman Kunter inks Gelabale for the rest of the season but with the possibility for Gelabale to leave after each month. After a knee surgery in March 2008, he participated to the summer league with Dallas and the training camp with the LA Lakers but was not signed. He also should sign with Alicante in august, but finally he refused the Spanish offer.

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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Jibril HODGES
  Heidelberg
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Hodges, Heidelberg23.5 
 2. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.20.0 
 3. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.9 
 4. Jeka, Cuxhaven19.6 
 5. Komarek, Heide.19.5 
 6. Holloway, Hannover19.1 
 7. Kepkay, ETB W.18.8 
 8. Dorris, Cuxhaven18.4 
 9. Burleson, Heidelberg17.5 
 10. Reibel, Crailshe.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Hird, Langen10.9 
 2. Baker, Osnabrueck10.1 
 3. Smallwood, Braves9.8 
 4. Van, ETB Wohnbau9.3 
 5. Maras, B.Muenchen9.2 
 6. Rastatter, Chemn.8.7 
 7. Williams, Cuxhaven8.7 
 8. Brooks, Crailsheim8.1 
 9. De Michael, Kirchheim8.1 
 10. Jackson-W., Je.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.6.9 
 2. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.6 
 3. Sharda, Freiburg5.3 
 4. Burleson, Heidelberg5.0 
 5. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck4.9 
 6. Freymond, Kirch.4.6 
 7. Holloway, Hannover4.6 
 8. McCoy, ETB W.4.3 
 9. Bynum, Crailsheim4.0 
 10. Chappell, Lang.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Gordon SCOTT
  Kirchheim
  (195-G/F-76)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Scott, Kirchheim2.6 
 2. Burleson, Heidelberg2.3 
 3. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.2 
 4. Holloway, Hannover2.1 
 5. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck1.9 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe1.8 
 7. Jeka, Cuxhaven1.8 
 8. Freymond, Kirch.1.7 
 9. Jackson, Bayreuth1.7 
 10. Schmitz, Je.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Slack, Hannover2.2 
 2. Schoo, Hannover1.4 
 3. Seward, Bayreuth1.3 
 4. Maras, B.Muenchen1.2 
 5. Smallwood, Braves1.1 
 6. Roberts, Chemnitz1.1 
 7. De Michael, Kirchheim1.0 
 8. Shabazz, Jena1.0 
 9. Tarver, Braves1.0 
 10. Hird, Lang.1.0 


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


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Bayreuth 8-0 
 2. Karlsruhe 7-2 
 3. Cuxhaven 7-2 
 4. Braves 6-3 
 5. B.Muenchen 5-4 
 6. Kirchheim 5-4 
 7. Chemnitz 5-4 
 8. Noerdlingen 4-4 
 9. Hannover 4-4 
 10. Crailsheim 4-5 
 11. Freiburg 4-5 
 12. Heidelberg 3-5 
 13. Osnabrueck 3-6 
 14. Jena 3-6 
 15. Langen 1-8 
 16. ETB Wohnbau 1-8 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
 1. SOBA Dragons 9-0 
 2. Herten 9-0 
 3. Wuerzburg B. 7-1 
 4. Ehingen 6-2 
 5. TSV Troester 5-3 
 6. Weissenhorn 5-4 
 7. Franken Hexer 4-4 
 8. SU Medien 4-4 
 9. Stahnsdorf 4-5 
 10. Dt.Bank SKY II 3-5 
 11. Bayer Giants 3-5 
 12. Vechta 3-6 
 13. Rist-Wedel 3-6 
 14. Wolfenbuettel 2-7 
 15. L.Baeren 1-8 
 16. Speyer 0-8 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers23.9 
 2. Copeland, TBB Trier19.0 
 3. Oliver, Goettingen18.4 
 4. Allen, Dt.17.6 
 5. Buford, Bremerha.17.4 
 6. Jenkins, Walter T.16.8 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm16.7 
 8. Kale, Phoenix Hagen15.3 
 9. Archibong, Duesseld.15.2 
 10. Jacobson, Goe.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan KALE
  Phoenix Hagen
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kale, Phoenix Hagen8.6 
 2. Johnson, LTi 46ers8.5 
 3. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.3 
 4. Ensminger, Telek.7.7 
 5. Burns, ratiopharm6.7 
 6. Doliboa, Dt.6.5 
 7. Allen, Dt.6.5 
 8. Perkovic, EWE B.6.3 
 9. Archibong, Duesseld.6.3 
 10. McElroy,.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.7.3 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.6.5 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.6.3 
 4. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.2 
 5. Reese, Dt.5.1 
 6. Gamqrelidze, MBC4.9 
 7. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.4.1 
 8. Moore, Pad.Baskets3.7 
 9. Jacobson, Goett.3.7 
 10. Wright, AL.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.2.2 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.0 
 4. Jacobson, Goett.2.0 
 5. Paulding, EWE B.1.9 
 6. Jenkins, ALBA1.8 
 7. Chaney, EnBW L.1.8 
 8. Foster, EWE B.1.6 
 9. Robertson, Dt.Ba.1.5 
 10. Bernard, M.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.1.5 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.1.4 
 5. Bryant, ratiopharm1.3 
 6. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 7. Lischka, LTi 46ers1.0 
 8. Paulding, EWE B.1.0 
 9. Chaney, EnBW L.1.0 
 10. Visser, EnBW.1.0 


1.Bundesliga Round: 11 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Dt.Bank SKY - ALBA 53-59
ALBA jumped to the top of the standings as they are now 8-2 after the road 59:53 win over Dt.Bank SKY. Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while McElroy Immanuel and Hamann Steffen added 10 apiece. Allen Derrick chipped in 15 points in the losing effort.

Telekom B. - EnBW L'burg 74-59
Telekom upset EnBW Ludwigsburg 74:59 as the latter dropped at 7-3. Tim Ohlbrecht (211-C/F-88) led the way with 17 points, Bowler John scored 12 and Jordan Jared had 10. Visser Kyle delivered 13 points for the visitors.

MBC - Goettingen 71-95
MBC was beaten by Goettingen 71:95 as the latter got 23 points from Taylor Rochestie (185-G-85, college: Washington St.). Oliver Chris poured in 15 and Jacobson Ben scored 14. Khartchenkov Nikita finished the night with 15 points in the losing effort.

Brose Baskets - Bremerhaven 74-57
Brose Baskets improved to 5-6 record as they rolled over Bremerhaven 74:57. Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) brought the winners 15 points and Jacobsen Casey ended up with 12. Lyde Kevin and Campbell Louis combined 30 points for the guests.

Phoenix Hagen - Duesseldorf 85-77
Phoenix Hagen celebrated the third victory in the League as they beat Duesseldorf 85:77 on Saturday. John Turek (205-F/C-83, college: Nebraska) produced 19 points and Griffin Chase posted 18. Archibong Koko led the guests with 16 points.

Walter Tigers - Pad.Baskets 93-81
Walter Tigers overcame Paderborn Baskets 93:81 in the Regular Season Round 11. Michael Jenkins (191-G-86, college: Winthrop) top-scored for the winners with 26 points, Nadjfeji Aleksandar posted 18 and Ratkovica Branislav added 15. Moore Malik ended up with 18 points for the guests.

ratiopharm - NY Phantoms 75-72
ratiopharm handed NY Phantoms their second 75:72 loss in the leagie as the latter dropped at 6-2. Christian Burns (203-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Philadelphia) paced all the winners with 20 points and Trice Roderick followed him with 18. Schaffartzik Heiko notched 16 in defeat, while Hicks Michael scored 15.

LTi 46ers - Art.Dragons 85-76
LTi 46ers surprised Art.Dragons 85:76 in the Regular Season Round 11 for the second victory in the league. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) exploded with 31 points, while Johnson Kevin and Williams Lorenzo netted 15 each. Bailey Toby responded with 21 points for the visiting team.



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  GREECE   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Donnie MCGRATH
  AEK
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 24
 1. McGrath, AEK24.0 
 2. Arnold, DASH P.21.5 
 3. Abrams, Trikalla21.3 
 4. Kleiza, Olympiakos20.7 
 5. Harris, VAP K.19.5 
 6. Haralabidis, Panell.17.5 
 7. Dixon, Aris16.0 
 8. Gregory, PAOK15.7 
 9. Kaimakoglou, C.C. M.15.5 
 10. Powell, Trikal.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 10
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.0 
 2. Carter, Ilysiakos9.0 
 3. Alexander, Kavala.8.0 
 4. Tountziaraki., AEK7.7 
 5. Arnold, DASH P.7.3 
 6. Homan, C.C. M.6.7 
 7. Rogers, Panionios6.3 
 8. Dorkofikis, AEK6.3 
 9. Mavroidis, C.C. M.6.0 
 10. Tapoutos, PA.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Thodoros PAPALOUKAS
  Olympiakos
  (200-G-77)
  Avg: 5
 1. Papaloukas, Olymp.5.0 
 2. Diamantidis, Panath.4.3 
 3. Keys, C.C. Marousi4.3 
 4. Lukas, C.C. M.4.0 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios4.0 
 6. Green, AEK4.0 
 7. McGrath, AEK4.0 
 8. Butler, Olimpia L.3.8 
 9. Beverley, Olympiakos3.7 
 10. Hammonds, DASH.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Prodromos NIKOLAIDIS
  AEK
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Nikolaidis, AEK3.7 
 2. Carter, Ilysiakos3.0 
 3. Hammonds, DASH P.2.3 
 4. Lukas, C.C. M.2.3 
 5. Cummings, Ilysiakos2.3 
 6. Diamantidis, Panath.2.0 
 7. Kaimakoglou, C.C. M.2.0 
 8. Jankovic, Panionios2.0 
 9. Bourousis, Olympiakos2.0 
 10. Green, A.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Ilysiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos1.8 
 2. Fotsis, Panathinaikos1.7 
 3. Pekovic, Panathin.1.7 
 4. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.3 
 5. Arnold, DASH P.1.3 
 6. Homan, C.C. M.1.3 
 7. Vasilopoulos, Olympi.1.0 
 8. Betts, Aris1.0 
 9. Dikoudis, Aris1.0 
 10. Harissis, VAP.1.0 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Panathinaikos 3-0 
 2. Olympiakos 3-0 
 3. DASH Peristeri 3-1 
 4. Panellinios 3-1 
 5. C.C. Marousi 2-1 
 6. VAP Kolossos 2-2 
 7. Trikalla 2-2 
 8. Panionios 2-2 
 9. PAOK 1-2 
 10. Kavala/Panor. 1-2 
 11. Olimpia L. 1-3 
 12. Aris 1-3 
 13. Ilysiakos 1-3 
 14. AEK 0-3 


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  ICELAND   


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


Last night results - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
IR did not well at home against Snaefell. IR always a little behind in first half but third quaerter Snaefell dominated the game special with great shooting from Jon Olafur Jonsson. Final score IR 72 Snaefell 92.
Hreggvidur Magnusson only IR player in doube figure 18 pts. Jon Olafur Jonsson 24 for Snaefell. Hlynur Baeringsson 14 + 14 rebs. Emil Johannsson 18. Sean Burton 15.
Fjolnir pick up their first win of the season when they beat players less FSU team 98-77. Aleksas Zemanickas 24 Domonic Baker 23 for FSU. For Fjolnir Chris Smith 19 + 13 rebs. Niels Dungal 16. Aegir Steinarsson 14 + 10 assist.
Njardvik did not have a problem of beating Breidablik 78-64. Magnus Gunnarsson & Johann Olafsson with 18 each for Njardvik. Hjalti Fridriksson (201-F-89) 18 for Breidablik.



Breidablik sign Jonathan Schmidt - by Eurobasket
Breidablik signed Irish guard Jonathan Schmidt (186-G, college: C.W. Post, agency: Strategic Sports). Schmidt played most recently at LIU - C.W.Post (NCAA) in the U.S. It will be his first year in professional basketball. While playing 31 games for C.W. Post his stats were: 19.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 6.0apg, 1.6spg and FG: 44.5%. He was also selected to NCAA D2 All-America 3rd Team by Division II Bulletin. He helped C.W. Post to make it to the NCAA D2 Elite Eight last year. In his first game in Iceland he scored just 5 points in 22 minutes.
By Eurobasket Data Center


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan28.3 
 2. Dabney, Hamar24.4 
 3. Valdimarsson, Ham.23.3 
 4. Zdravevski, Stjar.22.7 
 5. Inge, KR22.6 
 6. Smith, Fjolnir22.2 
 7. Caird, FSU21.4 
 8. Sovic, IR21.3 
 9. Baeringsson, Snaefell20.7 
 10. Clark, Keflav.20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 15
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell15.0 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir11.2 
 3. Helgason, Stjarnan10.8 
 4. Clark, Keflavik10.5 
 5. Daanish, Tindastoll10.3 
 6. Caird, FSU10.2 
 7. Stefansson, UMFN10.0 
 8. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.9.1 
 9. Davis, Breidablik9.0 
 10. Daanish, Grindav.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Sean BURTON
  Snaefell
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 7
 1. Burton, Snaefell7.0 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan6.6 
 3. Inge, KR6.4 
 4. Jonsson, Grindavik6.0 
 5. Dabney, Hamar6.0 
 6. Steinarsson, Fjolnir5.7 
 7. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.0 
 8. Palsson, Hamar4.6 
 9. Sigurgeirsso., Snaef.4.3 
 10. Giovacchini, Tin.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  KR
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Inge, KR4.1 
 2. Birmingham, Grindavik3.6 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan3.3 
 4. Lewis, FSU3.3 
 5. Dabney, Hamar2.9 
 6. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.8 
 7. Clark, Keflavik2.7 
 8. Zdravevski, Stjar.2.6 
 9. Gunnarsson, UMFN2.4 
 10. Vilhjalmsson, Kef.2.3 
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, UMFN2.0 
 5. Daanish, Grindavik1.7 
 6. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.6 
 7. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.1.5 
 8. Clark, Keflavik1.5 
 9. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.3 
 10. Hafsteinsson, Fjoln.1.2 


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  INDIA   


China bruise India in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - India U16 121:47

China rolled past India to post the third consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. The team won action in preliminary Group A and entered quarterfinal stage. India on the other hand suffered the second defeat and did not make it to the playoffs. China led from start to finish. They earned a 64:21 lead at halftime and drove to yet another comfortable win at the end.
Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) and Guo Ailun notched 23 points each for China. Shi Hongfei (180-G-93) added 20 points for the winners. Ajay Pratap Singh responded with 9 points for India.

China: Zhu Xuhang 23, Guo Ailun 23, Shi Hongfei 20
India: Ajay Pratap Singh 9



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  IRAN   


Iran win preliminary Group D in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Iran U16 - Malaysia U16 97:52
Iran clinched the top spot in preliminary Group D at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against the hosts on the final day of the group stage. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi and Amir Sedighi scored 22 points each to lead Iran. Fattahi added 18 rebounds to his tally. Malaysia in the meantime slipped at 1-2 record and stopped just outside the playoffs.
Iran was dominant right from the start. They outscored Malaysia 23:11 in the opening quarter. Malaysia struggled to slow down their opponents defensively conceding 29 points in the second frame. Iran eased to a 31-point halftime advantage and never looked back in the second half. Vui Hang Ang responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Malaysia as they finished in the third position in the pool.

Iran: Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 22+18 boards, Amir Sedighi 22
Malaysia: Vui Hang Ang 15



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  ITALY   


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 6-0 
 2. Air AV 6-0 
 3. Angelico BI 5-2 
 4. Pepsi Caserta 4-2 
 5. La Fortezza 4-2 
 6. Benetton TV 4-3 
 7. Armani MI 4-3 
 8. NGC Cantu 4-3 
 9. Lottomatica 3-3 
 10. Vanoli CR 3-3 
 11. Cimberio VA 3-4 
 12. Sigma Coat. 2-4 
 13. Banca Tercas 2-5 
 14. Carife FE 1-5 
 15. O.Marines NA 0-6 
 16. Scavolini PS 0-6 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Neal, Benetton TV22.4 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.21.8 
 3. Grundy, Carife FE20.7 
 4. Brown, Air AV18.5 
 5. Aradori, Angelico.17.4 
 6. Mazzarino, NGC C.17.1 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta17.0 
 8. Forbes, Vanoli CR16.7 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR16.5 
 10. Sato, Montepasc.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chevon TROUTMAN
  Air AV
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Troutman, Air AV10.4 
 2. Brunner, Sigma C.9.7 
 3. Adeleke, Martos N.9.0 
 4. Szewczyk, Air AV8.2 
 5. Ivanov, Sigma C.7.8 
 6. Pasco, Angelico BI7.7 
 7. Thomas, Banca T.7.4 
 8. Cusin, Vanoli CR7.3 
 9. Wallace, Benetton.7.0 
 10. Hurd, La Fortez.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Brown, Air AV5.7 
 2. Finley, Armani MI4.9 
 3. Childress, Cimberio.4.7 
 4. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.4 
 5. McIntyre, Montepas.4.4 
 6. Smith, Angelico BI4.3 
 7. Green, Scavolini PS4.3 
 8. Neal, Benetton TV3.3 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.2 
 10. Moss, La Fortez.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Lottomatica
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.7 
 2. Hawkins, Montepas.3.5 
 3. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.5 
 4. Green, Scavolini PS3.2 
 5. Jeffers, NGC Cantu3.2 
 6. Grundy, Carife FE3.0 
 7. Kavaliauskas, Pepsi C.3.0 
 8. Ortner, NGC Cantu3.0 
 9. Hicks, Scavolini PS2.8 
 10. Cusin, Vanoli2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Oluoma NNAMAKA
  Carife FE
  (200-F/C-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Nnamaka, Carife FE1.8 
 2. Traylor, Martos N.1.5 
 3. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.5 
 4. Szewczyk, Air AV1.3 
 5. Eze, Montepaschi1.3 
 6. Gigli, Lottomatica1.0 
 7. Nicevic, Benetton.0.9 
 8. Ortner, NGC Cantu0.9 
 9. Brunner, Sigma C.0.8 
 10. Cusin, Vanoli0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  A.B. Latina
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina26.5 
 2. Crispin, Enel B.23.9 
 3. Goss, Scafati .22.9 
 4. Slay, Carmatic PT22.7 
 5. Rowe, Banco Sard.21.0 
 6. Whiting, Aget IM19.3 
 7. Skinn, Carmatic PT18.9 
 8. Bennerman, Rivier.18.4 
 9. Boyette, Miro R.18.1 
 10. Waleskowski, Fileni.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare14.1 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Smith, Trenkwalder9.8 
 4. Boykin, Fileni Jesi9.4 
 5. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.9.1 
 6. Volcic, Edimes PV8.9 
 7. Waleskowski, Fileni J.8.7 
 8. Chiacig, Scafati .8.3 
 9. Hatten, UCC C.8.2 
 10. Hines, Prima Vero.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lelton BROWN
  Snaidero UD
  (186-G-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Brown, Snaidero UD6.0 
 2. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.9 
 3. Slay, Carmatic PT4.0 
 4. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.0 
 5. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.8 
 6. Hatten, UCC C.3.8 
 7. Draper, Prima Veroli3.5 
 8. Williams, Miro R.3.5 
 9. Skinn, Carmatic PT3.3 
 10. Mathis, Snaide.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Prima Veroli
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Draper, Prima Veroli4.5 
 2. Apodaca, Scafati .4.0 
 3. Robinson, Prima V.3.7 
 4. Boyette, Miro R.3.1 
 5. Skinn, Carmatic PT3.0 
 6. Bencaster, Edimes P.2.9 
 7. Goss, Scafati .2.9 
 8. Young, Edimes PV2.8 
 9. Hatten, UCC C.2.8 
 10. Slay, Carmatic2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DI GIULIOMARIA
  Umana Reyer
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.9 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.3 
 3. Hines, Prima Veroli1.9 
 4. Pearson, Miro R.1.9 
 5. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.6 
 6. Hall, Fastweb CM1.1 
 7. Radulovic, Enel B.1.1 
 8. Hubalek, Banco S.1.1 
 9. Wojciechowsk., UCC C.1.0 
 10. Bryan, Enel Brindi.0.9 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Basket Crabs 6-1 
 2. Banco Sard. 5-2 
 3. Enel Brindisi 5-2 
 4. Prima Veroli 5-2 
 5. Trenkwalder 4-2 
 6. Carmatic PT 4-3 
 7. Umana Reyer 4-3 
 8. Snaidero UD 3-4 
 9. Aget IM 3-4 
 10. Fastweb CM 3-4 
 11. Fileni Jesi 3-4 
 12. Miro Radici VI 3-5 
 13. A.B. Latina 3-5 
 14. UCC Casalpus. 2-4 
 15. Edimes PV 2-5 
 16. Harem SC 1-6 


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  JAPAN   


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 11-3 
 2. Toshiba 10-5 
 3. Panasonic 9-6 
 4. Hitachi S. 9-6 
 5. Tochigi Brex 9-6 
 6. Toyota 8-7 
 7. Hokkaido 3-12 
 8. Mitsubishi 1-13 


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 9-1 
 2. Sendai 89ers 9-3 
 3. Toyama Grouses 5-3 
 4. Tokyo Apache 5-7 
 5. Saitama Bron. 4-8 
 6. Niigata Albirex 2-8 
Western
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 7-5 
 2. Shiga Lakestars 7-7 
 3. Okinawa GK 6-2 
 4. Osaka Evessa 6-4 
 5. Oita H.Devils 5-6 
 6. Kyoto Hannaryz 3-7 
 7. Takamatsu FA 3-10 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .21.0 
 2. Brown, Toyota17.1 
 3. Hale, Mitsubishi16.8 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin16.8 
 5. Kinoshita, Panasonic16.5 
 6. O''Bannon, Toyota16.2 
 7. Dawson, Mitsubishi15.7 
 8. Takeuchi, Aishin14.9 
 9. Okosa, Tochigi Brex14.8 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitachi.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin11.4 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.9.6 
 3. Aono, Panasonic9.6 
 4. Dawson, Mitsubishi9.2 
 5. Violette, Toshiba8.9 
 6. Maraker, Hokkaido8.1 
 7. Hale, Mitsubishi8.1 
 8. Okosa, Tochigi Brex7.7 
 9. Sakuragi, Aishin7.7 
 10. Merritt, Tochigi Br.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.9 
 2. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.1 
 3. Sato, Hitachi S.3.9 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin3.6 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.6 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.3.3 
 7. Nakagawa, Mitsubishi3.2 
 8. Ishizaki, Toshiba3.1 
 9. Igarashi, Toyota3.0 
 10. Takahashi, Toyo.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Toshihiro SATO
  Hitachi S.
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sato, Hitachi S.3.0 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.9 
 3. Selvy, Aishin1.7 
 4. Kikuchi, Toshiba1.7 
 5. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.6 
 6. Nakagawa, Mitsubishi1.6 
 7. Igarashi, Toyota1.5 
 8. Tanaka, Tochigi .1.5 
 9. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.4 
 10. Honeycutt, Pan.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin1.6 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.2 
 3. Gross, Aishin1.2 
 4. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.1 
 5. Maraker, Hokkaido0.9 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi0.8 
 7. Honeycutt, Panas.0.8 
 8. Arao, Toyota0.7 
 9. Violette, Toshiba0.6 
 10. Custis, Panason.0.6 


Alvark too much to handle for Brex - by J.D. Greene
The Toyota Alvark delivered a strong performance on the road Saturday evening, crusing past the Tochigi Brex with a final score of 115-87. The Alvark showed the sold-out crowd that they were hungry for a win as they dominated the first half, going into halftime leading with a score of 58-36.

Import player Cliff Brown led his team in points and rebounds with 28 and 9, respectively. Yusuke Okada contributed 20 points for the Alvark.

Perhaps the most impressive feat delivered by the Alvark was their stellar 3-point shooting performance. As a team, the Alvark made 18 three-pointers out of 29 attempts.

Leading the Brex in points was Takuya Kawamura with 18, while Reggie Okosa contributed 16 points and 12 boards.




**Notes** Link Tochigi Brex recently announced that injured player, Tabuse Yuta, was taken off the injured list. However, there is still no word on when he is expected to return on the court and start playing in games again.


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  JORDAN   


Jordan topple Saudi Arabia - by Eurobasket News
Jordan U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 59:36

Jordan knocked down Saudi Arabia reaching the quarterfinal stage at the U16 Asia Championship. The win propelled the team to 2-1 record in Group A. Saudi Arabia finished the preliminary action winless.
Jordan built a 28:17 lead at halftime. Saudi Arabia struggled in offense scoring just 19 points in the second half and losing the battle. Malek Kanaan nailed 20 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 4 assists for Jordan. Fakhri Al-Syouri netted 10 points for the winners. Abdullah Aldossary had 8 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia in the loss.

Jordan: Malek Kanaan 20, Fakhri Al-Syouri 10
Saudi Arabia: Abdullah Aldossary 8



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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. Kosova 2-6 
 7. Bambi 2-6 
 8. Drita 1-7 


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  KUWAIT   


Singapore finish U16 Asia Championship preliminary round on high note - by Eurobasket News
Singapore U16 - Kuwait U16 61:45
Singapore wrapped up the action in Group D of the U16 Asia Championship with a confident win against Kuwait. It marked the first success for Singapore at the tournament, while Kuwait finished the action winless.
Singapore limited Kuwait to 5 points in the starting frame earning a 7-point lead. Kuwait struck back in the second quarter taking a 20:19 lead at halftime. But Singapore adjusted in the second half and held off Kuwait for the initial win in Malaysia.
Wenqiang Russel Low notched 28 points and 6 boards for Singapore. Hussain Shuaib responded with 21 points for Kuwait.

Singapore: Wenqiang Russel Low 28
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 21



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  LATVIA   


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. Nelyubov, VEF Riga18.5 
 5. Gulbis, Zemgale18.5 
 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. Zorin, Barons7.0 
 7. Meiers, Ventspils7.0 
 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. Bankevics, VEF Riga3.0 
 9. Slesers, Barons3.0 
 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. Nelyubov, VEF Riga1.8 
 9. Davis, Valmiera1.8 
 10. Ragsdale, Baro.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.6 
 2. Zorin, Barons1.0 
 3. Bertans, Keiza.1.0 
 4. Timma, Keizarmezs1.0 
 5. Malahovskis, Valmiera1.0 
 6. Cresnar, Valmiera0.9 
 7. Davis, Valmiera0.8 
 8. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.8 
 9. Pettway, Ventspils0.7 
 10. Helmanis, Baro.0.6 


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  LEBANON   


Sagesse inks with coach Zeljko-zeczvis - by Mohammed Malas
Former Egypt National Team head coach Zeljko Zeljko-zeczvis from Serbia was appointed as new coach of Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut during the club's last meeting few days ago.

Zeljko Zeljko-zeczvis has a good experience following his coaching in one of the top leagues in Europe 'Serie A, Italy' in the position of Assistant coach in Scafati Basket club in seasons '2006-2007' & '2007-2008', He led Egypt national team in the last FIBA-Africa championship.


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  LITHUANIA   


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 8-0 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 7-1 
 3. Siauliai 7-1 
 4. Techasas 5-2 
 5. Juventus 4-3 
 6. Neptunas 4-4 
 7. Suduva 3-4 
 8. Alytus Alita 3-5 
 9. Rudupis 2-5 
 10. Sakalai 2-6 
 11. Nevezis 1-4 
 12. Perlas 1-6 
 13. Aisciai 1-7 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Saulius KAZEVICIUS
  Alytus Alita
  (189-G-76)
  Avg: 21
 1. Kazevicius, Alytus A.21.0 
 2. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 3. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.19.8 
 4. Griskenas, Techasas18.0 
 5. Leonavicius, Sakalai17.3 
 6. Ruikis, Suduva17.0 
 7. Sirvydis, Sakalai16.8 
 8. Tatarunas, Alytus A.15.9 
 9. Kieza, Suduva15.9 
 10. Lipkevicius, Aisci.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Paulius MORKELIUNAS
  Juventus
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Morkeliunas, Juven.9.4 
 2. Kieza, Suduva8.9 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas8.6 
 4. Tatarunas, Alytus A.8.5 
 5. Staniulis, Perlas7.7 
 6. Watson, Zalgiris7.4 
 7. Dimsa, Nevezis7.0 
 8. Griskenas, Techasas7.0 
 9. Vilkius, Neptunas6.8 
 10. Cepukaitis, Aisci.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.6 
 2. Low, Siauliai5.9 
 3. Jomantas, Lietuv.5.1 
 4. Maceina, Rudupis4.7 
 5. Kelys, Perlas4.5 
 6. Gaska, Perlas4.5 
 7. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.4.3 
 8. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.0 
 9. Peciukeviciu., Aisci.3.9 
 10. Ezerskis, Techas.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.8 
 2. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.4 
 3. Lipkevicius, Aisciai2.3 
 4. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.3 
 5. Vileita, Rudupis2.1 
 6. Leonavicius, Sakalai2.0 
 7. Maceina, Rudupis2.0 
 8. Uzas, Nevezis2.0 
 9. Ezerskis, Techasas1.9 
 10. Parachomikas, Rud.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.6 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas2.3 
 3. Begic, Zalgiris1.7 
 4. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.4 
 5. Dimsa, Nevezis1.4 
 6. Jurgo, Sakalai1.2 
 7. Valukonis, Aisciai1.2 
 8. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.1 
 9. Galdikas, Neptunas1.0 
 10. Brown, Siauli.1.0 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
DBBL STATS Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
Largent, Racing 28.6
Walters, M. Pikes 26.6
Scott, Etzella 25,3
Smith, Sparta 24.2
Muller, T71 22
Diederich, Contern 21,6
Delgado Etz. 20,5
Rebounds Per Game
McDaniel Nit. 14,2
Kennedy; Wal. 13.2
Gary, Cont. 13,0
Grant, SPA 11,2
Walters, Pik. 11,1
Smith, Spa. 10,7
Blocks Per Game
Gary, Contern 5,67
Scott, Etzella 3,23
DePree, Amic. 1,34
McDaniel Nitia 1,23


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  MALAYSIA   


Iran win preliminary Group D in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Iran U16 - Malaysia U16 97:52
Iran clinched the top spot in preliminary Group D at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against the hosts on the final day of the group stage. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi and Amir Sedighi scored 22 points each to lead Iran. Fattahi added 18 rebounds to his tally. Malaysia in the meantime slipped at 1-2 record and stopped just outside the playoffs.
Iran was dominant right from the start. They outscored Malaysia 23:11 in the opening quarter. Malaysia struggled to slow down their opponents defensively conceding 29 points in the second frame. Iran eased to a 31-point halftime advantage and never looked back in the second half. Vui Hang Ang responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Malaysia as they finished in the third position in the pool.

Iran: Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 22+18 boards, Amir Sedighi 22
Malaysia: Vui Hang Ang 15



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  NBA   


Friday's games (10) review: Lebron James scores 40, leads Cavs to road win against Pacers - by Eurobasket News
Washington W. - Oklah.City T. 108-127
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) drained 35 points, Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88, college: UCLA) scored 26 and the Thunder had their highest-scoring output of the season in a 127-108 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. James Harden also shined for the hosts netting 25 pts. Caron Butler, Gilbert Arenas (8 as) and Antawn Jamison (12 rebs) scored 24, 23 and 22 points respectively in defeat. Thunder 7-6, Wizards 3-8.

Sacramento K. - Dallas M. 102-104
Jason Terry (6'2''-G-77, college: Arizona) scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, Dallas got 52 points from the bench and the Mavericks beat the Sacramento Kings 104-102 for their fifth straight win. Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) also scored 20, collecting 5 rebounds and 7 assists beside that. Tyreke Evans shined for the hosts with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Mavs 10-3, Kings 5-6.

Charlotte B. - Milwaukee B. 88-95
Brandon Jennings (6'0''-G-89) scored 29 points to lead Milwaukee to a 95-88 victory over Charlotte on Friday night, with minority owner Michael Jordan on hand to witness his Bobcats drop their seventh straight. Hakim Warrick (6'9''-F-82, college: Syracuse) (9 rebs) scored 16 and Ersan Ilyasova added 13 pts in this victory. Gerald Wallace had double-double in defeat, 22 pts and 10 rebs. Bucks 7-3, Bobcats 3-9.

Memphis G. - Philadelph.76 102-97
Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) tied his season high with 33 points, including a clutch jumper with 19 seconds remaining, Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Grizzlies registered their first road win of the season with a 102-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. Marc Gasol had 19 pts and 8 boards. On the other side, Philadelphia got 31 points from Louis Williams. Grizzlies 4-8, 76ers 5-7.

Miami Heat - Toronto R. 113-120
Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) had 24 points and 10 boards and the Raptors beat the Heat 120-113. It was the second straight game that Bosh and Bargnani each had a double-double, after doing it in Wednesday's 104-91 loss at Utah. Hedo Turkoglu helped with 19 pts and 8 assists, while Jarrett Jack added 17 points. Visitors got 30 pts and 8 assists from Dwyane Wade. Mario Chalmers also had 30 pts in this loss. Raptors 6-7, Heat 7-5.

Houston R. - Atlanta H. 103-105
Atlanta Hawks won their seventh in a row, beating the Houston Rockets 105-103 Friday night to maintain the NBA's best record. Marvin Williams (6'9''-F-86, college: N.Carolina) scored a season-high 29 points, but it was Smith who came through at the end for the Hawks (11-2). Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) was second scorer in victory with 21 points. In the loosing squad, Carl Laundry top-scored with 18 pts (8 rebs). Hawks 11-2, Rockets 7-6.

Orlando M. - Boston C. 83-78
Vince Carter (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, including a tiebreaking fadeaway jumper with 2:33 left to give Orlando an 83-78 victory over Boston on Friday night. Rashard Lewis (6'10''-F-79) helped his team with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The hosts got 21 points from Paul Pierce. Magic 10-3, Celtics 9-4.

Cleveland C. - Indiana P. 105-95
The Cavaliers went back to their tried-and-true formula - LeBron, LeBron and more LeBron - and it got the usual result. LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) scored 10 of his season-high 40 points in the final 7:07, and Cleveland beat the Pacers 105-95 on Friday night. Maurice Williams (6'1''-G-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) scored 18 and J.J. Hickson helped the winners with 15 pts, plus 7 boards. In defeat, Danny Granger collected 19 points, 9 boards and 5 assists. Cavs 9-4, Pacers 5-5.

Denver N. - LA Clippers 99-106
Reserve forward Rasual Butler (6'7''-F-79, college: La Salle) scored 27 points, Al Thornton (6'8''-F-83, college: Florida St.) added 18 and the Los Angeles Clippers withstood an early scoring spree from Carmelo Anthony to beat the Denver Nuggets 106-99 on Friday night. Chris Kaman had 13 and Baron Davis added 12 pts (9 as). In defeat, Carmelo Anthony shined with 37 pts and 6 rebs. Clippers 5-9, Nuggets 8-4.


Portland TB - Golden State 94-108
Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) scored a season-high 34 points and had eight assists, Anthony Morrow (6'5''-G-85) added 23 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-94 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Anthony Randolph added 15 pts for the hosts and Corey Maggette helped with 13 pts. Rudy Fernandex top-scored in loss with 19 points. Warriors 4-8, Blazers 9-5.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  Denver N.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Anthony, Denver N.30.5 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers30.2 
 3. James, Clevelan.29.4 
 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.25.3 
 9. Granger, Indiana P.24.8 
 10. Paul, N.Orleans.23.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim NOAH
  Chicago B.
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Noah, Chicago B.12.3 
 2. Bosh, Toronto R.12.2 
 3. Bynum, LA Lakers11.4 
 4. Wallace, Charlotte B.11.4 
 5. Duncan, San A.11.2 
 6. Gasol, Memphis G.11.1 
 7. Haywood, Washingt.11.0 
 8. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.0 
 9. Howard, Orlando M.11.0 
 10. Horford, Atlanta.10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.8 
 2. Williams, Utah Jazz9.9 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.2 
 4. Kidd, Dallas M.9.1 
 5. Rondo, Boston C.8.8 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.1 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.4 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.2 
 9. Calderon, Toron.6.6 
 10. Duhon, New York.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 3. Hughes, New Y.2.2 
 4. Brewer, Minnesot.2.2 
 5. Bryant, LA Lakers2.1 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat2.1 
 7. Ariza, Houston R.2.1 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers2.1 
 9. Fernandez, Portland.1.9 
 10. Salmons, Chi.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Brook LOPEZ
  New Jersey N.
  (213-F/C-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lopez, New J.2.7 
 2. Smith, Atlanta H.2.6 
 3. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 4. Haywood, Washingt.2.2 
 5. Dampier, Dallas M.2.2 
 6. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.2 
 7. Perkins, Boston C.1.9 
 8. Camby, LA Clippers1.9 
 9. Okafor, N.Orlean.1.9 
 10. Howard, Orlando.1.8 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 9-4 
 2. Toronto R. 6-7 
 3. Philadelph.76 5-8 
 4. New York K. 3-9 
 5. New Jersey N. 0-13 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 10-4 
 2. Milwaukee B. 8-3 
 3. Chicago B. 6-6 
 4. Indiana P. 5-5 
 5. Detroit P. 5-8 
Southeast Div.
 1. Atlanta H. 11-3 
 2. Orlando M. 10-3 
 3. Miami Heat 7-5 
 4. Washington W. 3-9 
 5. Charlotte B. 3-9 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Portland TB 10-5 
 2. Denver N. 9-4 
 3. Utah Jazz 7-6 
 4. Oklah.City T. 7-6 
 5. Minnesota T. 1-12 
Pacific Div.
 1. Phoenix Suns 10-3 
 2. LA Lakers 9-3 
 3. Sacramento K. 5-7 
 4. LA Clippers 5-9 
 5. Golde State W. 4-8 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 10-3 
 2. Houston R. 8-6 
 3. N.Orleans H. 6-8 
 4. San Antonio S. 5-6 
 5. Memphis G. 4-9 


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  NCAA1   


Darrin Williams signs with USC HEIDELBERG. - by Mike Allen
Darrin Williams (6'8''-F) signed with USC Heidelberg and will play this Sunday. 'Boomer' will add rebounding to a team looking to make a moving in the standings. At Loyola, IL, Willams had some big moments and should be a nice addition in Heidelberg. NBA scouts believe that what makes Williams an intruiging prospect is his 7'2 wingspan and improved face up game. Now he will take his first professional job in Germany.

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  NEW ZEALAND   


Breakers break duck on the road - by Mike Lacey
The Breakers celebrated PAUL HENARES 200th appearance for the club in style by recording their first away victory of the season, 85-73 versus the Townsville Crocodiles on Friday night. Paul Henare (182-G-79), in addition to being the Breakers all time leader in games played and assists (778) also sits 2nd in steals (180), 5th in scoring (1190), 4th in rebounds (549) and 3rd in blocks (46).
CJ BRUTON had a game high 24 points, becoming the third player in the league to score 200 points this season (207 @ 17.3 ppg).
DILLON BOUCHER led the rebounding count for the Breakers with 8 boards including 4 defensive boards to take him past 500 ANBL career defensive rebounds.
JOHN RILLIE came off the bench to contribute 8 points against his former team mates having being released by the Crocs at the end of last season

Two days earlier the Breakers recorded their lowest ever single game points total in losing the first leg of the North Queensland swing to Cairns 77-64. The Breakers poor display was not helped by being on the receiving end of a 34-18 foul count.

The Breakers now face a rematch against Cairns with their series tied 1-1. The overall home record against the Taipans is only 5-7 but the Breakers have won the last two encounters at the NSEC including a convincing 95-75 season opener.
TONY RONALDSON extends his ANBL appearance record by making his 650th appearance. In addition he requires just 14 points to become only the 5th player to score 10,000 points in the league.
CJ BRUTON requires 6 points to reach 700 points for the Breakers (11th all time) and a single assist for 1600 career assists.
Both RICK RICKERT needing 2 and DILLON BOUCHER requiring 10 are in sight of the 500 rebounds mark for the club.



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  NORWAY   


Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Asker 11-0 
 2. Gimle 8-3 
 3. Tromso 6-3 
 4. Harstad 6-4 
 5. Ammerud 6-5 
 6. Baerum 4-7 
 7. Froya 1-10 
 8. Ulriken 0-10 


Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Kongsberg 8-1 
 2. Kristiansand 6-2 
 3. Langhus 4-3 
 4. Centrum 4-3 
 5. Askoy 4-4 
 6. Trondheim 4-4 
 7. Varden 3-5 
 8. OSI 3-5 
 9. NTNUI 3-6 
 10. Persbraaten 1-7 


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PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark CARDONA
  Talk N Text
  (180-G/F-81)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Cardona, Talk N.19.3 
 2. Santos, San Miguel18.5 
 3. Casio, Smart Gilas17.7 
 4. Williams, Santa Lucia17.4 
 5. Alapag, Talk N Text16.9 
 6. Miller, Alaska16.8 
 7. Buenafe, Burger K.15.6 
 8. Tubid, Ginebra15.3 
 9. Yap, Purefoods15.0 
 10. Hontiveros, San.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia13.6 
 2. Santos, San Miguel10.8 
 3. Pena, San Miguel10.5 
 4. Aguilar, Smart Gilas10.3 
 5. Espinas, Santa L.9.9 
 6. Reavis, Purefoods9.0 
 7. Yee, Burger King8.3 
 8. Raymundo, Puref.8.0 
 9. Quinahan, Burger K.8.0 
 10. Crisano, Barako Bu.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Mark BARROCA
  Smart Gilas
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Barroca, Smart G.7.7 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.8 
 3. Alapag, Talk N Text5.8 
 4. Yeo, Santa Lucia5.4 
 5. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.0 
 6. Villanueva, San M.4.9 
 7. Miller, Alaska4.3 
 8. Yap, Purefoods4.1 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.4.0 
 10. Dimaunahan, Barako.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia2.0 
 2. Dimaunahan, Barako B.1.8 
 3. Santos, San Miguel1.8 
 4. Artadi, Purefoods1.7 
 5. Norwood, Rain o.1.6 
 6. Williams, Santa Lucia1.6 
 7. Dela Cruz, Alaska1.5 
 8. Mercado, Rain o.1.3 
 9. Barroca, Smart G.1.3 
 10. Chan, Rain or Shi.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  Smart Gilas
  (206-C-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Aguilar, Smart Gilas3.0 
 2. Peek, Talk N Text2.3 
 3. Maierhofer, Puref.1.9 
 4. Santos, San Miguel1.5 
 5. Thoss, Alaska1.4 
 6. Quinahan, Burger K.1.4 
 7. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.3 
 8. Gonzales, Coca-Cola1.0 
 9. Williams, Santa Lucia1.0 
 10. Hontiveros, San.1.0 


Philippines rout Bahrain to stay undefeated - by Eurobasket News
Philippines U16 - Bahrain U16 62:45

Philippines posted the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Bahrain to clinch the top spot in preliminary Group B. Bahrain slipped at 1-2 record in the pool after the defeat.
Bahrain got to the perfect start to the game. They were up by 6 points at the first break but could not capitalize. Philippines came from behind in the second quarter and earned a 3-point halftime advantage. The initiative belonged to Philippines in the second half. They limited their opponents to 17 points after the main break and rallied to the win at the end.
Cris Michael Tolomia knocked down 27 points to lead the charge. Jeron Alvin Teng netted 9 points in the victory. Buti Mohammed Fadhel responded with 15 points for Bahrain.

Philippines: Cris Michael Tolomia 27, Jeron Alvin Teng 9
Bahrain: Buti Mohammed Fadhel 15



Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Alaska 7-1 
 2. Ginebra 6-2 
 3. San Miguel 6-2 
 4. Talk N Text 5-3 
 5. Santa Lucia 5-3 
 6. Purefoods 4-3 
 7. Burger King 4-5 
 8. Smart Gilas 2-4 
 9. Barako Bull 2-6 
 10. Coca-Cola 1-6 
 11. Rain or Shine 1-8 


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  POLAND   


Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Assec.Prokom 9-0 
 2. Anwil 7-1 
 3. Trefl Sopot 7-2 
 4. Sokol Znicz 6-2 
 5. PGE Turow 6-3 
 6. Polpharma 5-4 
 7. Stal SW 3-5 
 8. Polonia 3-5 
 9. PBG Basket 3-6 
 10. AZS Koszalin 3-6 
 11. Energa Czarni 2-4 
 12. SKK Kotwica 2-6 
 13. ISS Sportino 2-7 
 14. Polonia 2011 1-8 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Chappell, Znicz21.4 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino21.1 
 3. Mays, Znicz19.8 
 4. Wright, PGE Turow19.8 
 5. Logan, Assec.Pr.19.2 
 6. Weeden, Polpharma18.9 
 7. Woods, Assec.Pr.17.4 
 8. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.16.3 
 9. Kitzinger, Trefl S.16.2 
 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. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.6 
 4. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 5. Chappell, Znicz7.5 
 6. Tuljkovic, Anwil7.5 
 7. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.4 
 8. Woods, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 9. Sullivan, Anwil6.9 
 10. Okafor, Polphar.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Szubarga, Anwil7.4 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.8 
 3. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.8 
 4. Hughes, Polonia .4.4 
 5. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.3 
 6. Hawkins, Trefl S.4.1 
 7. Kitzinger, Trefl S.4.1 
 8. Angley, Polpharma4.1 
 9. Deane, PGE Turow4.0 
 10. Logan, Assec.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Chappell, Znicz3.1 
 2. Majewski, Polph.2.4 
 3. Mays, Znicz2.3 
 4. Godbold, Stal SW2.3 
 5. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.2 
 6. Partyka, Stal SW2.1 
 7. Angley, Polpharma2.1 
 8. Loyd, Stal SW2.0 
 9. Szubarga, Anwil2.0 
 10. Navickas, AZS.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, Znicz1.5 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.2 
 5. Harris, SKK K.1.1 
 6. Mirkovic, Polpharma0.9 
 7. Sullivan, Anwil0.9 
 8. Stelmach, SKK K.0.9 
 9. Woods, Assec.Pr.0.8 
 10. Kulig, Polphar.0.8 


Cracovia Tops Limanova in Division II Action Saturday Night - by Gretchen Garniss
Led by Marek Szumelda-Krzyckis 14 points, Cracovia topped Limanova 49-68 in Division II action. Cracow never trailed in the match and jumped out to a 5-15 lead in the first quarter paced by Lukasz Labuda. Limanova went nearly six minutes without a bucket and committed four turnovers in the first quarter.
By the second quarter, Limanova had found their shooting touch and cut the lead to 11-16 midway through the period, but a series of turnovers and another cold shooting spell led Cracow to take a 21-30 lead at the half.
In the third quarter Marcin Rzegocki and Michal Saruta began to provide an offensive spark for Limanova. Cracow got into foul trouble late in the third quarter but still took a 36-45 lead into the fourth quarter. With Rzegocki on the bench, Limanova had a difficult time generating offense and Cracow spread its lead to 42-55 mid way through the quarter. With Rzegocki returning to the game, Limanova picked up their pace but could not overcome Cracows inside game and the final tally was 49-68. Rzegocki led all Limanova scorers with 14 points many of those coming in the second half.


Marek Szumelda-Krzycki (191-G-91)


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Electrico FC 3-0 
 2. Lusitania 3-0 
 3. Penafiel 2-1 
 4. Barcelos 2-1 
 5. Seixal 2-1 
 6. Povoa 2-1 
 7. Sangalhos 1-2 
 8. A.Musical 1-2 
 9. Galitos FC 1-2 
 10. Angra 1-2 
 11. Maia Basket 0-3 
 12. Terceira Basket 0-3 


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  QATAR   


QBL imports list - by Mohammed Malas
Below you will find the names of some imports who're playing in the Qatari Baskebtall League's clubs...If you have any correction or addition please don't hesitate to e-mail me at mohammed_malas@hotmail.com

- As Sadd Sports Club
Patrick Simpson (206-F-83, college: SMU) 'USA'

- Al Gharrafah
Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) 'USA'

- Al Wakrah
Denis Hvalec (192-G-85) 'Slovenia'

- Al Jaysh Army SC
Thomas Compaore (201-F/C-87) 'Burkina Faso, Considrered as import this season'

- Qatar Club
Maurice Hargrow (195-G-83, college: Minnesota) 'USA'


- Al Rayyan
William Belton (186-G-84, college: Wofford) 'USA'

- Al Arabi Club
John Cantrell (188-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Chicago St.) 'USA'

* Each team can have 2 players from outside the country other than the imports under 2 conditions:
1- Must be muslim
2- Did'nt play with any national team in the world


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) 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 Belton (186-G-84, college: Wofford) 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 Belton 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 Belton 6

Steals

John Cantrell (188-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Chicago St.)rell 5
Tanguy Ngombo (Rayyan) (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 Belton 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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  ROMANIA   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Craiova
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Bassett, Craiova24.5 
 2. Mack, Steaua T.23.8 
 3. Smith, CSU Sibiu22.6 
 4. Timus, Steaua T.21.3 
 5. Howell, Gaz Metan20.8 
 6. Santana, Municipal B.19.7 
 7. Pesic, Timisoara19.4 
 8. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.19.0 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.17.9 
 10. Howard, Gladia.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Virgil CARUTASU
  Ploiesti
  (204-C-76)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.6 
 2. Smith, CSU Sibiu9.0 
 3. Paltinisanu, Timis.9.0 
 4. Gnjato, Oradea7.9 
 5. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.7.5 
 6. Harris, Craiova7.2 
 7. Masiulis, Mures7.2 
 8. Burlacu, Ploiesti7.2 
 9. Mocanu, Dinamo B.7.1 
 10. Nicoara, Gaz Met.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan6.1 
 2. Helcioiu, Municipa.5.6 
 3. Fometescu, Dinamo B.5.4 
 4. Cooley, Mures5.3 
 5. Dzambic, Timisoara5.3 
 6. Roschnafsky, Gladia.4.3 
 7. Howard, Gladiato.4.2 
 8. Pesic, Timisoara4.2 
 9. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN3.8 
 10. Lawrence, U.Mobi.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Cooley, Mures4.0 
 2. Johnson, CSU Sibiu3.1 
 3. Howell, Gaz Metan2.9 
 4. Bassett, Craiova2.8 
 5. Hargrove, Ploiesti2.7 
 6. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 7. Tyner, Rovinari2.4 
 8. Timus, Steaua T.2.4 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.2.3 
 10. Seals, Otope.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Mures
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.0 
 2. Dragovic, Craiova1.8 
 3. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 4. Lazar, Oradea1.5 
 5. Vajda, Mures1.0 
 6. Rhymer, Gaz Metan0.9 
 7. Pantelic, Steaua T.0.9 
 8. Lawrence, U.Mobite.0.9 
 9. Carutasu, Ploiesti0.8 
 10. Harris, Craio.0.7 


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Ploiesti 10-1 
 2. U.Mobitel.CN 10-1 
 3. Gaz Metan 9-1 
 4. CSU Sibiu 8-2 
 5. Timisoara 7-4 
 6. Pitesti 7-4 
 7. Otopeni 5-5 
 8. Rovinari 5-6 
 9. Steaua Turabo 4-6 
 10. Gladiator CN 4-6 
 11. Mures 4-7 
 12. Oradea 3-7 
 13. Dinamo B. 3-8 
 14. Bucuresti 3-8 
 15. Craiova 2-9 
 16. Brasov 1-10 


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  RUSSIA   


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.24.6 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.21.5 
 3. Chalmers, Enisey18.8 
 4. Flores, Krasnie .18.5 
 5. Lyday, Unics17.7 
 6. Rush, Triumph17.7 
 7. Monya, Dynamo M.17.6 
 8. Fields, Spartak SP16.7 
 9. Shabalkin, Triumph16.3 
 10. Trushkin, Kras.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei TRUSHKIN
  Krasnie Krilya
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Trushkin, Krasni.9.8 
 2. Javtokas, Khimky7.4 
 3. Khryapa, CSKA7.3 
 4. Monya, Dynamo M.7.2 
 5. Panin, Triumph7.0 
 6. Antic, Lokomoti.7.0 
 7. Nesterov, Triumph6.4 
 8. Savenkov, Lokomoti.6.3 
 9. Vorontsevich, CSKA6.0 
 10. Meshcharakou, Spar.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest BREMER
  Krasnie Krilya
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Bremer, Krasnie .5.2 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.4.7 
 3. Fields, Spartak SP4.2 
 4. Bykov, Dynamo M.4.0 
 5. Flores, Krasnie .3.8 
 6. Chalmers, Enisey3.5 
 7. Lopez, Khimky3.3 
 8. Vyaltsev, Triumph3.3 
 9. Fridzon, Khimky3.2 
 10. Lyday, Uni.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.2.8 
 2. Lyday, Unics2.2 
 3. Rush, Triumph2.1 
 4. Monya, Dynamo M.2.0 
 5. Biggs, Krasnie Krilya2.0 
 6. Surovtsev, Lokomoti.2.0 
 7. Bremer, Krasnie .2.0 
 8. Khryapa, CSKA2.0 
 9. Fridzon, Khimky1.8 
 10. Langdon, CS.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandr SAVENKOV
  Lokomotiv K.
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Savenkov, Lokomoti.1.8 
 2. Monya, Dynamo M.1.6 
 3. Vorontsevich, CSKA1.3 
 4. Trushkin, Krasni.1.2 
 5. Sokolov, CSKA1.0 
 6. Vasilyev, Dynamo M.1.0 
 7. Shukhovtsov, Lokomo.1.0 
 8. Javtokas, Khimky1.0 
 9. Khryapa, CSKA0.8 
 10. Antic, Lokomo.0.8 


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


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Antic to lead Al Ahli for the coming period - by Mohammed Malas
After Brian Walsh's resignition , Al Ahli Jeddah basketball team management decided few days ago to have the services of the Serbian head coach Srdjan Antic to lead the team in the next period.

Antic has a good background about Gulf area as he was taking over the responsibilities of An Nasr club in UAE last season, He also holds a good career in coaching in Libya, Spain and his country Serbia.


Jordan topple Saudi Arabia - by Eurobasket News
Jordan U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 59:36

Jordan knocked down Saudi Arabia reaching the quarterfinal stage at the U16 Asia Championship. The win propelled the team to 2-1 record in Group A. Saudi Arabia finished the preliminary action winless.
Jordan built a 28:17 lead at halftime. Saudi Arabia struggled in offense scoring just 19 points in the second half and losing the battle. Malek Kanaan nailed 20 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 4 assists for Jordan. Fakhri Al-Syouri netted 10 points for the winners. Abdullah Aldossary had 8 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia in the loss.

Jordan: Malek Kanaan 20, Fakhri Al-Syouri 10
Saudi Arabia: Abdullah Aldossary 8



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  SINGAPORE   


Singapore finish U16 Asia Championship preliminary round on high note - by Eurobasket News
Singapore U16 - Kuwait U16 61:45
Singapore wrapped up the action in Group D of the U16 Asia Championship with a confident win against Kuwait. It marked the first success for Singapore at the tournament, while Kuwait finished the action winless.
Singapore limited Kuwait to 5 points in the starting frame earning a 7-point lead. Kuwait struck back in the second quarter taking a 20:19 lead at halftime. But Singapore adjusted in the second half and held off Kuwait for the initial win in Malaysia.
Wenqiang Russel Low notched 28 points and 6 boards for Singapore. Hussain Shuaib responded with 21 points for Kuwait.

Singapore: Wenqiang Russel Low 28
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 21



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  SLOVAKIA   


Extraliga Round: 16 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Nitra - Prievidza 93-73
Nitra maintained their lead in the standings after they overcame Prievidza at home court. Edward Scott (186-G-81, college: Clemson) scored 23 points, dished out 6 assists and made 4 steals to pace Nitra. Dametri Hill contributed 20 points in the victory. Pavel Bosak answered with 20 points for Prievidza.

Handlova - Nova Ves 78-65
Josip Glavinic (192-G-82) tallied 20 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds to lead Handlova past Nova Ves. Ivan Baricis delivered 19 points for the winners. Corey Jefferson replied with 14 points for Nova Ves.

Pezinok - Inter Bratislava 93-65
Pezinok held off Inter Bratislava to improve at 12-3 record. Yemi Nicholson (208-C-83, college: Denver) notched 16 points and 13 boards for Pezinok. Nenad Milosevic contributed 13 points in the winning effort. Vincent Polakovic delivered 21 points for Inter Bratislava in the loss.

Svit - Levice 73-65
Svit earned a hard-fought home we=in over Levice. Jovan Bajic (191-G-80) nailed 22 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 5 assists for Svit. Branislav Laco added 20 points in the winning effort. Marek Jurik and Matt Kingsley responded with 12 points each for Levice.

Vahostav-Zilina - B.Bystrica 82-87
Banska Bystrica upset Zilina on the road. Gregory Immink (178-G-83, college: Hope (MI)) scored 25 points to lead the visitors. Vladimir Hovanak added 21 points in the winning effort. Viliam Kosa answered with 18 points for Vahostav-Zilina. MArtin Nizny had 12 points in the loss.



Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Nitra 13-2 
 2. Pezinok 12-3 
 3. Handlova 9-6 
 4. Levice 7-7 
 5. B.Bystrica 7-8 
 6. Inter Bratisl. 6-8 
 7. Komarno 6-8 
 8. Prievidza 6-8 
 9. Nova Ves 6-8 
 10. Svit 6-9 
 11. Vahostav-Zilina 2-13 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Fears, Prievidza22.0 
 2. Polakovic, Inter B.19.1 
 3. Archibeque, Levice18.7 
 4. Hill, Nitra18.3 
 5. Crouch, Inter B.18.1 
 6. Bosak, Prievidza17.9 
 7. Glavinic, Handlova17.9 
 8. Laco, Svit16.8 
 9. Nicholson, Pezinok16.3 
 10. Mroz, Nova V.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  Levice
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Archibeque, Levice10.1 
 2. Mroz, Nova Ves8.4 
 3. Nicholson, Pezinok8.3 
 4. Szalay, Prievidza8.3 
 5. Skara, B.Bystrica6.9 
 6. Cvitanovic, Svit6.9 
 7. Dorazil, B.Bystrica6.8 
 8. Batka, Nova Ves6.6 
 9. Laco, Svit6.3 
 10. Micuda, Pezin.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Levice
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Crawford, Levice8.6 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova7.7 
 3. Betko, Komarno5.3 
 4. Fears, Prievidza4.3 
 5. Scott, Nitra4.2 
 6. Immink, B.Bystrica4.1 
 7. Demecko, Nova Ves3.6 
 8. Milosevic, Pezinok3.5 
 9. Crouch, Inter B.3.3 
 10. Zavodny, Vaho.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fears, Prievidza3.0 
 2. Scott, Nitra2.8 
 3. Crawford, Levice2.4 
 4. Demecko, Nova Ves2.3 
 5. Zavodny, Vahost.2.2 
 6. Jackson, Pezinok2.2 
 7. Crouch, Inter B.2.1 
 8. Glavinic, Handlova1.9 
 9. Dubovsky, Svit1.8 
 10. Immink, B.Bystri.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivica CVITANOVIC
  Svit
  (206-C-82)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Cvitanovic, Svit0.8 
 2. Crawford, Levice0.8 
 3. Blagojevic, Komar.0.8 
 4. Archibeque, Levice0.7 
 5. Glavinic, Handlova0.7 
 6. Bosak, Prievidza0.7 
 7. Bajic, Svit0.6 
 8. Madaj, Komarno0.6 
 9. Gudelj, Komarno0.6 
 10. Findura, Sv.0.6 


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  SOUTH KOREA   


Dongbu Promy sign Jonathan Jones - by Eurobasket
Dongbu Promy strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American center Jonathan Jones (211-C-79). Jones played most recently at Planet Leasing Dombovar KC (Hungary). Last year he played first two games for Ramat Gan in Israel with stats: 12.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.5apg. Then in Nov.08 Jones had try-out at Planet Leasing Dombovar KC (Hungary-A Division) where he got 16 points, 4reb, 1ast and 2steals. Then his next step last season was Korea where at Pusan KTF Magic Wings (Korea-KBL) he averaged in 22 games: 18.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.4bpg. He played also 13 games at Anyang KT&G Kites with 9.3ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.3bpg. This season he started back at Planet Leasing Dombovar in Hungary, but was waiting for opening in Korean KBL.
By Eurobasket Data Center


Korea hold off Syria at Stadium Bandaraya - by Eurobasket News
South Korea U16 - Syria U16 103:61
Korea posted the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They fired past Syria to improve at 3-0 record in Group C. Syria made it to the quarterfinal despite loss as they claimed the second position in the table.
The game of Group C leaders turned into a rather one-way traffic. South Korea scored eagerly in the starting quarter accounting for massive 49 points and piling up a 29-point lead. The intrigue was dead for now and Korea coasted to the win at the end. Hyosub Shin knocked down 22 points to pace Korea. Seungwook Choi dropped 18 points in the victory. Aghyad Rahal finished with 11 points in defeat.

South Korea: Hyosub Shin 22, Seungwook Choi 18
Syria: Aghyad Rahal 11



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


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  SPAIN   


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. MMC Real M. 9-0 
 2. Regal Barca 7-1 
 3. Caja Laboral 6-2 
 4. Valencia BC 6-2 
 5. DKV Joventut 5-3 
 6. Lagun Aro GBC 4-3 
 7. Cajasol 4-4 
 8. Fuenlabrada 4-4 
 9. Granada 4-5 
 10. Manresa 4-5 
 11. Gran Canaria 3-5 
 12. Meridiano A. 3-5 
 13. Xacobeo BS 3-5 
 14. Unicaja 3-6 
 15. Estudiantes 3-6 
 16. Bizkaia Bilbao 2-5 
 17. CB Murcia 2-6 
 18. Valladolid 2-7 


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. Williams, Matchmind15.9 
 5. Griffin, Cajasur .15.3 
 6. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.1 
 7. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .14.6 
 8. Spencer, Matchmind14.6 
 9. Holmes, Caja Rioja14.6 
 10. Ott, Caja Rio.14.5 
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. Griffin, Cajasur .7.8 
 10. Andrews, Hues.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rafael RUFIAN
  Huelva
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Rufian, Huelva4.3 
 2. Gonzalez, Navarra4.3 
 3. Marcos, Alcazar4.1 
 4. Lopez, Coruna4.1 
 5. Herrero, Huesca4.0 
 6. Canals, Alaior4.0 
 7. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.9 
 8. Guigou, Illescas3.8 
 9. Rueda, Promobys3.4 
 10. Santamaria, ADT.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 David SUKA-UMU
  Cajasur Cord.
  (195-F-77)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.8 
 2. Miller, Coruna2.4 
 3. Martinez, Huelva2.3 
 4. Ott, Caja Rioja2.3 
 5. Alonso, Matchmind2.3 
 6. Richotti, Real M.2.1 
 7. Gomez, Huelva2.1 
 8. Ayon, Illescas2.0 
 9. Barcelo, Plasencia2.0 
 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, Illescas1.1 
 4. Miller, Huelva1.0 
 5. Matali, Andorra1.0 
 6. De Santana, Caja R.1.0 
 7. Sekulic, Plasencia1.0 
 8. Howard, Guadalaj.0.9 
 9. Andrews, Huesca0.9 
 10. Ayon, Illesc.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 6-2 
 3. Real M. II 5-3 
 4. Alcazar 5-3 
 5. CajasurCord. 4-4 
 6. Illescas 4-4 
 7. Plasencia 3-5 
 8. Guadalajara 3-5 
 9. Qalat CajaSol 2-6 
 10. Matchmind 2-6 


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. Splitter, Caja L.16.1 
 7. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.1 
 8. Martinez, Valencia.15.3 
 9. Velickovic, MMC R.14.9 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris MOSS
  CB Murcia
  (204-F-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Moss, CB Murcia10.0 
 2. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.9 
 3. Caner-Medley, Estudi.7.6 
 4. Hendrix, Granada7.2 
 5. Jackson, Xacobeo BS7.0 
 6. Panko, Lagun A.7.0 
 7. Augustine, Gran C.6.8 
 8. Kirksay, Cajasol6.8 
 9. Velickovic, MMC R.6.4 
 10. Ivanov, Manre.6.1 
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, Unicaja4.9 
 5. Calloway, Cajasol4.8 
 6. Stanic, Xacobeo BS4.5 
 7. Tucker, DKV J.4.4 
 8. Prigioni, MMC R.4.1 
 9. Navarro, Regal B.4.0 
 10. Oliver, Estudiant.3.9 
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. Welsch, Unicaja1.8 
 5. Ingles, Granada1.7 
 6. Prigioni, MMC R.1.7 
 7. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.6 
 8. Norris, Gran C.1.6 
 9. Fisher, Gran C.1.6 
 10. Garbajosa, MMC.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Valladolid
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Battle, Valladolid1.9 
 2. Aguilar, Granada1.9 
 3. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.8 
 4. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.4 
 5. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.4 
 6. Freeland, Unicaja1.4 
 7. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 8. Perovic, Valencia.1.1 
 9. Prestes, CB Murcia1.0 
 10. Barnes, Valladol.1.0 


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  SWEDEN   


Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Solna 12-2 
 2. Norrkoping 11-2 
 3. Plannja 11-2 
 4. Sundsvall 11-3 
 5. Eco Orebro 8-7 
 6. Boras 7-7 
 7. Gothia Basket 5-9 
 8. Uppsala 5-10 
 9. Sodertalje 2-10 
 10. Jamtland 2-11 
 11. 08 1-12 


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Drazen KLARIC
  Eco Orebro
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Klaric, Eco Orebro20.8 
 2. McKnight, Plannja19.8 
 3. Palm, Boras17.1 
 4. Sigurdarson, Sunds.16.4 
 5. Ringstrom, Gothia B.16.2 
 6. Nystrom, Boras16.2 
 7. Westerlund, 0815.9 
 8. Pahlmblad, Solna15.3 
 9. Ryan, Plannja15.2 
 10. Person, Uppsa.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Palm, Boras11.6 
 2. Ringstrom, Gothia B.10.5 
 3. Konare, Jamtland9.9 
 4. Akesson, Plannja8.3 
 5. Spagrud, Sundsvall8.3 
 6. Jonker, Sundsvall7.7 
 7. Akingbade, Jamtl.7.7 
 8. Djuric, Uppsala7.2 
 9. Djordjic, Soder.7.1 
 10. Klaric, Eco Oreb.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Mats LEVIN
  Sundsvall
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Levin, Sundsvall6.6 
 2. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.0 
 3. Mitchell, Solna6.0 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping5.3 
 5. Chuk, Sodertalje4.5 
 6. Larsson, Plannja4.2 
 7. McKnight, Plannja4.2 
 8. Sigurdarson, Sunds.4.1 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping4.0 
 10. Frier, Uppsa.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.7 
 2. Grant, Norrkoping2.6 
 3. Chuk, Sodertalje2.4 
 4. Hellgren, Jamtland2.3 
 5. McKnight, Plannja2.3 
 6. Mitchell, Solna2.2 
 7. Gervin, Norrkoping2.1 
 8. Westerlund, 081.9 
 9. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.9 
 10. Ryan, Plann.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Palm, Boras1.6 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.6 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.5 
 4. Konare, Jamtland1.3 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.2 
 6. McNaull, Norrkoping1.2 
 7. Drains, Norrkoping1.0 
 8. Spagrud, Sundsvall0.9 
 9. Akesson, Plannja0.8 
 10. Blom,0.8 


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  SYRIA   


Korea hold off Syria at Stadium Bandaraya - by Eurobasket News
South Korea U16 - Syria U16 103:61
Korea posted the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They fired past Syria to improve at 3-0 record in Group C. Syria made it to the quarterfinal despite loss as they claimed the second position in the table.
The game of Group C leaders turned into a rather one-way traffic. South Korea scored eagerly in the starting quarter accounting for massive 49 points and piling up a 29-point lead. The intrigue was dead for now and Korea coasted to the win at the end. Hyosub Shin knocked down 22 points to pace Korea. Seungwook Choi dropped 18 points in the victory. Aghyad Rahal finished with 11 points in defeat.

South Korea: Hyosub Shin 22, Seungwook Choi 18
Syria: Aghyad Rahal 11



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  TAIWAN   


Taiwan reach quarterfinal stage in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Taiwan U16 - Thailand U16 92:34
Taiwan booked the spot at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They cruised past Thailand on the third day of the preliminary action. Chen Ying-Chun knocked down 22 points and dished out 6 assists to lead the way for Taiwan.
Winless Thailand shocked their opponents in the starting frame. They outgunned Taiwan 16:7 controlling the game. But Taiwan quickly woke up and fired right back in the second quarter. They poured in 35 points and ensured a 42:19 lead at halftime. Taiwan stayed in charge in the second half and coasted to the victory at the end.
Wang Jen-Chieh nailed 14 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for the winners. Loephong Kongtawee and Paramet Kongsang answered with 8 points each for Thailand.

Taiwan: Chen Ying-Chun 22, Wang Jen-Chieh 14
Thailand: Loephong Kongtawee 8, Paramet Kongsang 8



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  THAILAND   


Taiwan reach quarterfinal stage in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Taiwan U16 - Thailand U16 92:34
Taiwan booked the spot at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They cruised past Thailand on the third day of the preliminary action. Chen Ying-Chun knocked down 22 points and dished out 6 assists to lead the way for Taiwan.
Winless Thailand shocked their opponents in the starting frame. They outgunned Taiwan 16:7 controlling the game. But Taiwan quickly woke up and fired right back in the second quarter. They poured in 35 points and ensured a 42:19 lead at halftime. Taiwan stayed in charge in the second half and coasted to the victory at the end.
Wang Jen-Chieh nailed 14 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for the winners. Loephong Kongtawee and Paramet Kongsang answered with 8 points each for Thailand.

Taiwan: Chen Ying-Chun 22, Wang Jen-Chieh 14
Thailand: Loephong Kongtawee 8, Paramet Kongsang 8



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  TURKEY   


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


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 James BARON
  Mersin
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Baron, Mersin20.8 
 2. Smith, Karsiyaka19.5 
 3. Toolson, Karsiyaka19.3 
 4. Shipp, Bornova18.7 
 5. Baxter, Besiktas18.2 
 6. Newley, Besiktas17.8 
 7. Williams, Erdemir17.8 
 8. Gordon, Aliaga17.8 
 9. Brown, Bornova17.3 
 10. Heytvelt, Oyak.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.10.2 
 2. Williams, Erdemir9.8 
 3. Heytvelt, Oyak R.8.7 
 4. Smith, Karsiyaka8.3 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka7.7 
 6. Besok, T.Telekom7.5 
 7. Elegar, Bornova7.3 
 8. Shipp, Bornova7.2 
 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. Acik, T.Telekom7.0 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas6.2 
 4. Holston, Karsiyaka5.5 
 5. Erdogan, Oyak R.5.3 
 6. Yildirim, Besiktas4.5 
 7. Gordon, Kepez Bld4.4 
 8. James, Mersin4.3 
 9. Adams, Oyak R.4.2 
 10. Mallet, T.Telek.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Joshua SHIPP
  Bornova
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Shipp, Bornova3.2 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas3.0 
 3. Erden, Kepez Bld2.8 
 4. Famutimi, Oyak R.2.6 
 5. Batuk, Karsiyaka2.6 
 6. Hosley, Aliaga2.5 
 7. Oz, Aliaga2.5 
 8. Jackson, Antalya2.2 
 9. Adams, Oyak R.2.0 
 10. James, Mers.2.0 
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. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.8 
 5. Elegar, Bornova1.5 
 6. Greene, Antalya1.2 
 7. Buckman, Kepez Bld1.2 
 8. Davidson, Darussaf.1.2 
 9. Denison, Tofas1.2 
 10. Baxter, Besikt.1.0 


Efes continues to shine - by Cagla Midik
Efes Pilsen beat this weeks speculator team Galatasaray. Efes Pilsen get an east win with a quality and quick games. Bootsy Thornton shines with 20 points. Efes Pilsen's small forward Bostjan Nachbar played with 12 points and 4 rebounds, and Big man Kaya Peker made 4 point and 10 rebound. Otherway visitor team's experienced forward Rancik's 20 points, Wilkinson's 14 points and Simas Jasaitis's 10 points did not enough to win.
After this match coach Ergin Ataman made a mini match analysis. Press is exaggerated for Cemal Nalga news. Galatasaray team is effected with these news and happy for win.
This match shows Efes Pilsen is ready for Euroleague fifth match with Entente Orleans on thursday. After this result Efes beated Turkish Basketball's 3 big teams Fenerbahce Ulker, Besiktas and Galatasaray. Efes Pilsen still leader of TBL with 5 win and 1 lose.



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  UKRAINE   


Superleague Round: 9 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Dnipro - Pulsar 97-75
Jason Crowe (193-G-76, college: Cal.St. Northridge) nailed 22 points as Dnipro cruised past Pulsar 97:75 on Saturday. Lebedev Andrei delivered 18 and Ivanov Denis scored 15. Antonets Dmitro finished the night with 14 points for the guests and Shemosyuk Ilya added 13.

Mykolaiv - Khimik 72-84
Mykolaiv was beaten by Khimik 72:84 as the latter got 19 points and 12 rebounds from Andriy Agafonov (207-F-86, agency: Interperformances). Mitchell Darrel posted 17 and Kalnichenko Andrii added 12. Oglesby Terrence finished the night with 22 points for the hosts.

Budivelnyk - DniproAzot 99-61
Budivelnyk improved to 7-2 record as they rolled over DniproAzot 99:61. Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut) led the way with 19 points and Anisimovas Michailis netted 15. Karim Lamar finished the night 20 points, while Dikiy Stanislav notched 12 points in defeat.

Gryfony - Politek.Lviv 57-86
Politekhnika Lviv had a road easy 86:57 win over Gryfony. Slobodan Ljubotina (207-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) paced all the winners with 21 points and 11 boards, whilst Williams Nick had 20 points, 11 assists and 8 boards. Wilson Theron ended up with 19 points in the losing case.

Azovmash - BC Kyiv 66-78
Azovmash lost to BC Kyiv 66:78 in the Regular Season Round 9. Denys Lukashov (190-G-89) led the way with 21 points and Kravtsov Viacheslav nailed 16 points. Daniels Erik ended up with 19 points and 7 boards in defeat.

BC Donetsk - BC Odessa 89-84
BC Donetsk remained undefeated and improved to 8-0 record after the win over BC Odessa 89:84. Anthony Tucker (198-F-85, agency: Buck Andre, college: Texas) and Owens Haywood top-scored for the hosts with 18 points each, while Perry Marque posted 16. DeGroat John delivered 25 in defeat and Blassingame Jerel had 22.



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


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Budivelnyk
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 26
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk26.0 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot25.0 
 3. Fraser, Hoverla19.8 
 4. DeGroat, BC Odessa18.2 
 5. Coleman, BC Odessa18.0 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik18.0 
 7. Thomas, Fe.17.4 
 8. Daniels, Azovmash17.3 
 9. Tiggs, Fe.17.3 
 10. Kravtsov, BC Ky.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles THOMAS
  Ferro-ZNTU
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Thomas, Fe.11.4 
 2. Fraser, Hoverla10.4 
 3. Rizvic, Azovmash8.4 
 4. Wilson, Gryfony7.8 
 5. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv7.2 
 6. Agafonov, Khimik7.1 
 7. Kornienko, Dnipro6.7 
 8. Iailo, Mykolaiv6.6 
 9. Daniels, Azovmash6.3 
 10. Hunter,.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Darrel MITCHELL
  Khimik
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Mitchell, Khimik6.1 
 2. Crowe, Dnipro5.0 
 3. Jeromanovs, Mykol.5.0 
 4. El-Amin, Budivelnyk4.9 
 5. Perry, BC Donetsk4.3 
 6. Hill, BC Odessa4.2 
 7. Lukashov, BC Kyiv4.1 
 8. Annenkov, Kryvbasb.4.0 
 9. Antonijevic, Kryvba.4.0 
 10. Lebedev, Dnip.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars JEROMANOVS
  Mykolaiv
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.4 
 2. Drozdov, BC Donetsk2.3 
 3. Crowe, Dnipro2.3 
 4. Tiggs, Fe.2.3 
 5. Sparks, Hoverla2.2 
 6. Canak, Gryfony2.2 
 7. Serapinas, Azovm.2.2 
 8. Perry, BC Donetsk2.1 
 9. El-Amin, Budivelnyk2.1 
 10. DeGroat, BC Odes.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Kyiv
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv3.2 
 2. Rizvic, Azovmash2.9 
 3. Agafonov, Khimik1.6 
 4. Owens, BC Donetsk1.5 
 5. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.5 
 6. Sokur, DniproAzot1.5 
 7. Chemyakin, Fe.1.4 
 8. Skirmants, Hoverla1.4 
 9. Morton, DniproAzot1.3 
 10. Orlenko, Hover.1.3 


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Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Sheffield S. 12-3 
 2. MK Lions 10-4 
 3. Cheshire J. 8-3 
 4. Newcastle E. 8-3 
 5. Leicester R. 7-5 
 6. Guildford H. 5-4 
 7. Everton T. 5-6 
 8. Scottish R. 4-5 
 9. Worcester W. 4-7 
 10. Worthing T. 3-8 
 11. Essex Pirates 2-6 
 12. London C. 2-9 
 13. Plymouth R. 2-9 
 14. Andorra NT 0-0 


Sharks Eliminate Defending Champions - by Andy Webb
The final line-up for the semi-finals of the BBL Cup has been decided as the current holders, the Everton Tigers, were knocked out of the competition by current BBL Championship pacesetters Sheffield Sharks by a score of 99-90 after overtime at the EIS, Sheffield on Friday evening.

The Sharks will now play the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders over two legs in the semi-final of the competition with the winners heading to the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham to contest for the first piece of silverware in the 2009/10 season where they will face the victors of the other semi-final between the Marshall MK Lions and Cheshire Jets.

Despite eleven points from Mike Cook (193-G/F-84, college: Pittsburgh) in the final period for the home side, the Sharks could not shake off a resilient Tigers outfit and it was left down to Olu Babalola to sink the three-pointer on the buzzer at the end of the game to send the contest into the extra period.

With both sides trading baskets in the early exchanges of overtime, it was left upto Cook once again to spark some life into the Sharks outfit, and eight points from the League's top scorer instigated a 12-0 run for the home side to break the game open and take the score out to 97-85. Despite a valiant effort from the Tigers to get themselves back into the game in the dying seconds, the Sharks were not to be outdone and sealed the victory from the foul- line.

Cook himself bagged a total of 41 points in the game, including 23 points in the final fifteen minutes of action, while Babalola top-scored for the Tigers with 19 points personal.

In the other game of the night, the Newcastle Eagles moved themselves into joint second place with the MK Lions, and just two points behind the Sharks, after a 101-87 victory over the Airwaves Plymouth Raiders at the Metro Radio Arena.

The Eagles took control of the game in the second half and a 9-2 burst midway through the third period took the score out to 67-56 and the home side continued to extend their lead throughout the remainder of the game to leave the Raiders at the bottom of the table with just one League win to their name so far this season.

BBL Championship
Newcastle Eagles 101 (16,44,77) (Smith 23, Defoe 17, Chapman 16)
Airwaves Plymouth Raiders 87 (20,44,63) (Martin 22, Valencia 19, Roe 15)

Newcastle Eagles moved themselves level in second place with the Marshall MK Lions in the BBL Championship table thanks to a 101-87 victory over the Airwaves Plymouth Raiders at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday evening. It was the visitors who started the game the stronger, and a 10-2 burst in the opening period gave them an early 10-18 lead and the Raiders held their advantage through until the end of the opening quarter where they lead 16-20. In the second quarter the visitors continued to open out a slight advantage and lead by six points at 25-31 off the back of a 9-2 burst, but the Eagles came back into the game as they chipped away at the Raiders advantage and eventually tied the game up at 44-44 heading into the locker rooms at the half. In the second half Darius Defoe bagged the opening basket of the third period and the Eagles were never to trail in the game from that points onwards. A 9-2 run for the Eagles began to hammer home their advantage taking the score out to 67-56 midway through the third period and the Eagles continued to extend their lead and headed into the final stanza ahead by fourteen points at 77- 63. In the final period the Eagles continued to press home their advantage and a further 9 -2 tear in the closing stages of the contest gave the Eagles their biggest lead of the game at 99-80. The visitors battled hard in the closing stages to get themselves back into the contest, and despite a 7-0 burst to trim the deficit back to 99-87, the Eagles held on for the comfortable victory. Charles Smith led all scorers in the game with 23 points for the victorious Eagles, while Anthony Martin led the scoring for the Raiders with 22 points of his own.

BBL Cup Quarter Final
Sheffield Sharks 99 (17,40,60,80) (Cook 41, Toney 17, Lyons 13)
Everton Tigers 90 (19,36,64,80) (Babalola 19, Thomson 17, Bell 15) (After overtime)

There will be a new name on the BBL Cup this season as the reigning champions Everton Tigers were knocked out of the competition at the quarter-final stage after losing out 99-90 in overtime at the hands of the current BBL Championship leaders Sheffield Sharks at the EIS, Sheffield on Friday evening. The Sharks will now play the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders over two legs in the semi-final stage of the competition. In a thrilling ending to the game, Tafari Toney had tied the game up at 75-75 as they headed into the closing stages. A basket from Andrew Thomson for the Tigers was closely followed by five back-to-back free throws for the Sharks from Todd Cauthorn (3) and Mike Cook (2) to give the home side the lead at 80-77 with 5.1 seconds remaining. The Tigers had the opportunity to take the game into overtime and did so through Olu Babalola as he sunk the three-pointer as time expired to send the game into the extra period. In overtime, both teams traded baskets through the early going and the game remained tied up at 85-85, but the Sharks, mainly through Cook, broke the game open with a 12-0 tear, with Cook scoring eight of his twelve points in the period in this particular burst, to take the score out to 97-85. Despite a valiant effort from the holders they could not close the gap and the Sharks secured the victory from the foul- line. Earlier in the game, the Tigers had edged out to a 19-25 lead in the second period off the back of an 8-0 burst, but the Sharks got themselves back into contention with a 9-0 tear of their own to close out the first half leading 40-36 heading into the locker rooms. In the second half the visitors tied the game up at 42-42, but a 7-0 run from the Sharks took the score out to 51-48. The visitors immediately responded once again with a 10-0 burst of their own to re-take the lead at 51-58 and they held onto their lead at 60-64 heading into the final stanza before all the fireworks began towards the end of the game. Mike Cook maintained his impressive form to prove why he is the BBL's top scorer with a massive 41-point haul to lead all scorers in the game, while Babalola led the scoring for the Tigers with 19 points.



Top of the table clash for Trailblazers - by George Manousidis
Something has to give on Saturday, as the last two unbeaten sides in Division One go head to head as Derby Trailblazers host Manchester Magic at Moorways (7.30pm). It promises to be a riveting encounter as Derby attempt to get their first win over Manchester in the top flight.

The Magic currently top the table on basket difference alone and come into the game off the back of a thirty-one point win over Bristol Academy Flyers. However, Derby are also on a high, after securing their first ever victory over Reading, beating last seasons quadruple winners 81-60 in Berkshire last weekend.

Saturday nights game at Moorways is the first part of a division one double-header for Derby, who also travel to London Leopards on Sunday. Coach Clarence Wiggins admits to not liking the idea of back to back games, but with the Trailblazers enjoying so much success in the Cup and Trophy competitions so far, such occasions have been plentiful this season:

Double-headers arent ideal, but what it means in reality is well be focussing on Manchester for the majority of our training this week. Were hoping we can continue to play well and get a win against them. Only then can we start to think about Sunday, he said.

While its difficult to predict form at this stage of the season, the Trailblazers captain Matt Shaw (188-G-78) says Leicesters results so far may provide some insight as to how Derby could fare against Manchester this weekend:

We knew after wed beaten Leicester several times in the Trophy that they wouldnt be an easy side for anyone to beat. However, to see them going up to Manchester and being ahead for long periods and then only losing by three points kind of puts things into context. It basically means those three wins we got against Leicester were all the more impressive, he explained.

The match promises to provide a stunning spectacle of long range shooting, with Derby and Manchester each boasting two entrants in the current top five for three-point shooting. The Trailblazers entrants are Simon Allaway (191-G) and Matt Shaw, whilst Manchester are represented by Stefan Gill (173-G-83) and Brandon Kimbrough (188-G-84, college: Drury). With Gill and Kimbrough both averaging over twenty points per game, Wiggins admits Manchester will be very difficult to beat:

I think theyre going to be like Reading were last year in as much as theyre going to be the team that everyone wants to beat and we have our chance to do that on Saturday, he said.

Derbys opponents for Sunday are also involved in a double-header weekend. The Leopards will be in Braunstone on Saturday afternoon to face Leicester Warriors and Wiggins says at least that makes things a little fairer. He admits to not knowing quite what to expect from the Londoners:

Leopards have been up and down a lot in the early part of the season, but theyre a very good basketball team, particularly at home. I know we have a good record down there, but this year the difficulty for us will be to combat their size. Hopefully if we can get a win on Saturday we can take the momentum down there and maybe complete a great weekend, he said.

Trailblazers II also face a double-header, with a trip to Bradford Maroons in the league on Saturday as well as a third round National Shield match at home to Birmingham Mets (3pm at Noel-Baker). The under 18s travel to Stockport on Saturday while the under 16s will be in action at 1pm on Sunday, when they welcome Coventry to Noel-Baker school.


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LNB 2009 Finals - Game 1: Tiburones takes the lead - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82) missed a three-point shot at the buzzard and allowed Tiburones de Vargas defeat Centauros de Apure, 83-82, in Game 1 of Liga Nacional de Baloncesto's Finals, played at Jose Maria Vargas Dome of La Guaira, Vargas.

LNB 2009 Finals (Tiburones leads 1-0)
Tiburones de Vargas 83 - Centauros de Apure 82

Jose Maria Vargas Dome - La Guaira, Vargas

Quarter by quarter
TIB: 16-24-27-16= 83
CEN: 23-15-21-23= 82
Scorers
TIB: Evan Brock (204-F-84) 19 points, Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) 15 points, Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) 14 points
CEN: Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) 25 points, David Cedeno (190-G-83) 20 points, Rafael Perez 14 points


LNB 2009 Finals - Game 2: Tiburones goes 2-0 at home, gets one win away of the trophy - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- A great first quarter allowed Tiburones de Vargas get an early lead and secure their second straight victory in the LNB 2009 Finals as hosts, by taking down Centauros de Apure, 87-82, at Jose Maria Vargas Dome of La Guaira. The series will now move to Biruaca Dome in Apure State, but Tiburones only needs one more victory to take the trophy.

LNB 2009 Finals (Tiburones leads 2-0)
Tiburones de Vargas 87 - Centauros de Apure 82

Jose Maria Vargas Dome - La Guaira, Vargas

Quarter by quarter
TIB: 29-18-24-16= 87
CEN: 15-22-24-21= 82
Scorers
TIB: Evan Brock (204-F-84) 17 points, Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) 14 points, Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) 14 points
CEN: Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) 18 points, Michael Flores (192-G-85) 17 points, Rafael Perez 13 points, Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) 10 points




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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Standings - WNBL
WNBL Standings
 1. Bulleen B. 9-1 
 2. Bendigo S. 7-2 
 3. Townsville F. 6-1 
 4. Sydney UF 6-3 
 5. Canberra C. 6-3 
 6. Adelaide 6-5 
 7. Logan T. 4-5 
 8. Dandenong R. 1-7 
 9. Perth L. 1-8 
 10. AIS 0-11 


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendigo S.
  (166-G-75)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Harrower, Bendi.25.3 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.23.8 
 3. Lewis, Townsville F.20.3 
 4. Cambage, Bulle.19.3 
 5. Bibby, Canberra C.18.3 
 6. Tolo, Canberra C.17.4 
 7. Kerr, Townsville F.17.0 
 8. Marino, Adelaide16.9 
 9. Francis, Adelaide16.0 
 10. Penaluna, Bulleen.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanya SMITH
  Townsville F.
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Smith, Townsville F.10.6 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.9.8 
 3. Tolo, Canberra C.9.5 
 4. Kerr, Townsville F.9.5 
 5. Cambage, Bulle.8.2 
 6. Abbott, Logan T.8.1 
 7. Francis, Adelaide8.1 
 8. Woosnam, Adelaide7.6 
 9. Porter, Sydney UF6.9 
 10. Penaluna, Bulleen.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Sharin MILNER
  Bulleen B.
  (162-G-80)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Milner, Bulleen B.5.7 
 2. Harrower, Bendi.4.7 
 3. O''Hea, Bulleen B.4.7 
 4. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.7 
 5. Butler, Sydney UF4.6 
 6. Veal, Logan T.4.4 
 7. Marino, Adelaide4.0 
 8. Hurst, Canberra C.3.8 
 9. Malpass, Perth L.3.7 
 10. Woosnam, Adelai.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kate MALPASS
  Perth L.
  (176-G-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Malpass, Perth L.2.2 
 2. Veal, Logan T.2.1 
 3. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 4. Finnigan, Bendigo S.1.8 
 5. Milner, Bulleen B.1.7 
 6. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.7 
 7. Starks, Perth L.1.6 
 8. Smith, Townsville F.1.6 
 9. Hurst, Canberra C.1.5 
 10. Batkovic-B., Sydney.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Amy LEWIS
  Townsville F.
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lewis, Townsville F.2.3 
 2. Tolo, Canberra C.1.8 
 3. Smith, Townsville F.1.8 
 4. Smith, Sydney UF1.3 
 5. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.3 
 6. Cumming, Dandenon.1.1 
 7. Roberts, AIS1.1 
 8. Graham, Logan T.0.9 
 9. Dydek, Logan T.0.9 
 10. Madgen, A.0.9 


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Stats Leaders - Damenligaen
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Lutha, Falcon 23.8
2 Nielsen, Falcon 18.2
3 Kruuse, Amager 16.1
4 Bratvold, Vaerlose 15.4
5 Kielpinski, Lemvig 15.0
Rebounds Per Game
1 Kruuse, Amager 12.1
2 Molzen, Lemvig 11.3
3 Kielpinski, Lemvig 10.0
4 Lutha, Falcon 10.0
5 Muller, Aabyhoj 9.6
Assists Per Game
1 Burlin, Lemvig 3.8
2 Krogh, Aabyhoj 3.3
3 Kostic, Virum 3.0
4 Kristensen, Aabyhoj 2.8
5 Dinesen, Amager 2.6
Steals Per Game
1 Hesseldal, Aabyhoj 4.6
2 Larsen, SISU 3.6
3 Muller, Aabyhoj 3.3
Blocks Per Game
1 Muller, Aabyhoj 1.6
2 Kielpinski, Lemvig 1.1
3 Molzen, Lemvig 0.8
2FGP
1 Smith, HBC 54.5
2 Burlin, Lemvig 54.5
3 Molzen, Lemvig 50.7
3FGP
1 Sorensen, HBC 57.8
2 Linholm, SISU 57.1
3 Udovalieva, Virum 50.0
Free Throws
1 Hesseldal, Aabyhoj 100
2 Sorensen, HBC 89.7
3 Kielpinski, Lemvig 88.0


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


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D1 Round: 10 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Kerava ET - Huima 55-67
Huima outscored Kerava on the road. Keiva Small (174-G-86, college: Longwood) notched 23 points and 7 rebounds for Huima. Kenya Robinson added 20 points and 22 rebounds for the visitors. Daphne Mitchell replied with 14 points and 11 boards in defeat.

HoNsU - PeKa 71-77
Lisa Lee (183-F-84, college: Charleston So.) scored 23 points and pulled down 11 boards to lead PeKa past HoNSu. Porchia Green delivered 17 points and 15 boards for the winners. Dionne Pounds responded with 23 points and 11 rebounds for HoNSu in the loss.

Espoo Team - S-Hameenmaa 79-66
Espoo Team prevailed against Team S-Hameenmaa. Niina Laaksonen (185-F/C-85) notched 22 points and 15 boards for the league leaders. Michaela Moua added 14 points in the win. Shanika Freeman answered with 27 points and 20 rebounds for the visitors.

Catz - FoA 87-53
Catz kept up the winning pace as they rolled past FoA. Elena Reshetko (184-C-86) tallied 25 points and 14 boards for Catz. Yelena Solovyeva and Reetta Piipari knocked down 14 points each in the win. Rene Haynes replied with 19 points for FoA in defeat.



Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Espoo Team 8-2 
 2. Catz 8-2 
 3. PeKa 7-3 
 4. Huima 7-3 
 5. S-Hameenmaa 4-6 
 6. Keravan 2-8 
 7. HoNsU 2-8 
 8. FoA 2-8 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Rene HAYNES
  FoA
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Haynes, FoA23.3 
 2. Jones, PeKa21.9 
 3. Freeman, S-Hameen.21.6 
 4. Lee, PeKa20.4 
 5. Robinson, Huima20.1 
 6. Marlow, S-Hameen.18.8 
 7. Bailey, FoA16.7 
 8. Rinta, Espoo Team16.3 
 9. Pounds, HoNsU15.9 
 10. Johnson, HoN.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Robinson, Huima15.1 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.14.6 
 3. Johnson, HoNsU13.3 
 4. Haynes, Espoo Team11.8 
 5. Jones, PeKa11.4 
 6. Reshetko, Catz10.1 
 7. Green, PeKa9.7 
 8. Nyman, PeKa9.6 
 9. Jahilo, FoA9.6 
 10. Laaksonen, Espoo.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Robinson, Huima4.3 
 2. Snelgro, HoNsU3.9 
 3. Kesanen, Catz3.4 
 4. Haynes, FoA3.0 
 5. Rinta, Espoo Team2.9 
 6. Pekkarinen, Huima2.6 
 7. Green, PeKa2.6 
 8. Piipari, Catz2.5 
 9. Small, Huima2.3 
 10. Bailey, F.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rene HAYNES
  FoA
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Haynes, FoA3.3 
 2. Robinson, Huima2.7 
 3. Lee, PeKa2.7 
 4. Snelgro, HoNsU2.6 
 5. Green, PeKa2.6 
 6. Kesanen, Catz2.4 
 7. Jones, PeKa2.3 
 8. Moua, Espoo Team2.2 
 9. Vapamaa, S-Hameen.2.2 
 10. Bailey, F.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Erneisha BAILEY
  FoA
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 0.6
 1. Bailey, FoA0.6 
 2. Kesanen, S-Hameen.0.6 
 3. Haynes, FoA0.5 
 4. Holtta, Espoo Team0.5 
 5. Green, PeKa0.5 
 6. Lehtoranta, S-Hameen.0.4 
 7. Haynes, Espoo Team0.4 
 8. Nyman, PeKa0.4 
 9. Piipari, Catz0.4 
 10. Lee, Pe.0.4 


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  FRANCE - Women  


Standings - LFB
LFB Standings
 1. Tarbes 8-1 
 2. Bourges 8-2 
 3. Arras 8-2 
 4. Mondeville 7-2 
 5. ESB Villeneu. 7-3 
 6. Montpellier 6-4 
 7. Nantes 6-4 
 8. Toulouse 4-6 
 9. Challes 4-6 
 10. Landes 3-6 
 11. COB Calais 3-7 
 12. Aix-en-Prov. 2-7 
 13. Armentieres 2-8 
 14. Limoges 0-10 


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lindsay TAYLOR
  Nantes
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Taylor, Nantes17.4 
 2. Williams, Mondeville17.0 
 3. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.15.6 
 4. Berezhynska, Monde.15.0 
 5. Houston, Tarbes14.9 
 6. Eldebrink, Tarbes14.6 
 7. Gomis, Arras14.4 
 8. Sy, Nantes14.4 
 9. Anderson, Villeneuve14.3 
 10. Reghaissia, Land.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.4 
 2. Neaves, Calais8.6 
 3. Amant, Arras8.6 
 4. Dijon, Lattes M.8.5 
 5. Taylor, Nantes8.3 
 6. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.8.3 
 7. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.7.9 
 8. Bonnan, Mondeville7.8 
 9. Miyem, Bourges7.6 
 10. Yacoubou-D., Tarb.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.4 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville5.6 
 3. Lepron, Tarbes5.4 
 4. Mitchell, Arras4.6 
 5. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.2 
 6. Das Neves, Aix-en-P.3.7 
 7. Metcalf, Toulouse3.6 
 8. Hermouet, Toulouse3.5 
 9. Arrondo, Tarbes3.4 
 10. Cibert, Cala.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Leilani MITCHELL
  Arras
  (165-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mitchell, Arras3.0 
 2. Bremont, Armentie.3.0 
 3. Gomis, Arras2.4 
 4. Konate, Landes2.4 
 5. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 6. Metcalf, Toulouse2.3 
 7. Hermouet, Toulouse2.0 
 8. Kaltsidou, Bourges1.9 
 9. Macleod, Nantes1.9 
 10. Kowalik, Limog.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Leah METCALF
  Toulouse
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Metcalf, Toulouse1.5 
 2. Nnindjem, Toulouse1.4 
 3. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.0.7 
 4. Page, Aix-en-Prov.0.7 
 5. Ayissi, Armentieres0.7 
 6. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.0.6 
 7. Fikiel, Toulouse0.6 
 8. Fisher, Armentie.0.6 
 9. Pagnier, Calais0.6 
 10. Nedovic, Arment.0.6 


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  GERMANY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Leipzig
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB20.5 
 3. Hayes, Wasserburg20.3 
 4. Paunovic, Freiburg17.9 
 5. Bender, Halle17.1 
 6. Bar, Saarlouis16.6 
 7. Scott, Wolfenbu.16.6 
 8. Zaidi, Wolfenbuettel16.5 
 9. Danckert, Donau.16.2 
 10. Austmann, Obe.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 14
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.14.0 
 2. Wilson, Donau-Ries10.1 
 3. Mircheva, Donau.10.0 
 4. Thompson, Rhein MB9.4 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg9.0 
 6. Triggs, Marburg8.7 
 7. Damm, Halle8.3 
 8. Bar, Saarlouis8.2 
 9. Danckert, Donau.8.1 
 10. Greunke, Rhein7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rego, Halle5.4 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis4.9 
 3. Greunke, Rhein MB3.1 
 4. Davidson, Marburg3.1 
 5. O''Rourke, Herner2.9 
 6. Pop, Wasserburg2.7 
 7. Paunovic, Freiburg2.5 
 8. Penno, Freiburg2.4 
 9. Mersch, Oberhausen2.4 
 10. Skuballa, Marbu.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Romy BAR
  Saarlouis
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Bar, Saarlouis4.2 
 2. Rego, Halle3.9 
 3. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 4. Tracey, Freiburg3.1 
 5. Tatham, Wasserburg3.1 
 6. Austmann, Oberh.2.9 
 7. Penno, Freiburg2.6 
 8. Hayes, Freiburg2.4 
 9. Pop, Wasserburg2.4 
 10. Jaecker, Oplad.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Romy BAR
  Saarlouis
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Bar, Saarlouis1.4 
 2. Homolova, Leipzig1.3 
 3. Diaz, Leipzig1.3 
 4. Thompson, Rhein MB1.1 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg1.1 
 6. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 7. Glaser, Opladen1.0 
 8. Mohr, Opladen1.0 
 9. Mircheva, Donau.1.0 
 10. Damm, Hal.0.9 


Standings - Women
DBBL Standings
 1. Saarlouis 7-2 
 2. Marburg 7-2 
 3. Wasserburg 6-2 
 4. Freiburg 6-2 
 5. Halle 5-4 
 6. Herner 4-5 
 7. Oberhausen 4-5 
 8. Wolfenbuettel 3-5 
 9. Leipzig 3-6 
 10. Opladen 3-6 
 11. Rhein MB 2-6 
 12. Donau-Ries 2-7 


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  HOLLAND - Women  


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


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  ICELAND - Women  


stats leader
Express League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Ezell, Hau 31.7
2 Moss, Njar 26.8
3 Green, Snaef 21.7
4 Beybeyah, Kefl 21.4
5 Schram, Ham 20.5
Rebounds Per Game
1 Gudmundsdottir, Kefl 11.2
2 Brynjarsdottir, Hau 11.1
3 Jonasdottir, Njar 11.0
4 Hallgrimsdottir, Grind 10.8
5 Ezell, Hau 10.2
Assists Per Game
1 Sigurdardottir, KR 6.2
2 Ezell, Hau 5.4
3 Young, Val 5.2
4 Gudmundsdottir, Kefl 5
5 Moss, Njar 4
Ranking
1 Ezell, Hau 28.5
2 Moss, Njar 22.4
3 Beybeyah, Kefl 22.0
4 Hermannsdottir, KR 21.7
5 Gudmundsdottir, Kefl 20.0


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  JAPAN - Women  


Standings - JBL Women
WJBL Standings
 1. Antelopes 14-2 
 2. Sunflowers 12-5 
 3. Red Wave 12-6 
 4. Rabbits 9-9 
 5. V-Magic 8-9 
 6. Iris 6-10 
 7. Wings 5-12 
 8. Koalas 2-15 


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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Luxembourg Women Basketball Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Jones, Racing 36.7
2 Donovan, Etzella 29.5
3 Davis, Esch 28.5
4 Watson, Esch 26.5
5 Jill, Grengewald 25.4
6 Stowe, Contern 24.3
7 Guffey, Residence 23.8
8 Fisher, Musel Pikes 23.5
9 Barber, Black Star 22.6
10 Wilson, T71 22.6


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  NIGERIA - Women  


First Bank through to semi-final beat First Deepwater - by Enoma Ugheghe
First Bank basketball club of Nigeria Friday defeated her Nigeria rival, First Deepwater basketball by 88-48 points in the first quarter-finals of the 15th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Women at the ISPR gymnase, Ouidah , Benin Republic.

The Elephant Girls who paraded eight Nigeria senior women national team players overwhelmed the First Deepwater players from the blast of the referee whistle to the end of the game winning in all four quarters.

With the win, First Bank now became the first team to book a place in the semi-finals where they will slug it out against the winner of the quarter-final duel between A'Politecnica basketball club of Mozambique and Interclube basketball club of Angola on Saturday. First Bank won in all four quarters 26-12, 14-11, 26-07 and 22-18 for a final score-line of 88-48.

But First Deepwater youthful forward, Ijeoma Uchendu gave a good account of herself with good post moves amid experience forward lined-up by First Bank in the game which turned one-sided as she scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.

First Bank America import, Danielle Green, led the floor with a double double effort of 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists; Mexican-born guard Brisa Silva added 18 points, Chioma Udeaja contributed 16 points and 8 rebounds just as the duo of Funmilayo Ojelabi and US-base Rashidat Sadiq contributed 13 and 10 points respectively.

First Bank basketball club head coach, Adewumi Aderemi praised the gallant First Deepwater basketball players but thumb-up his ward for being so fantastic.

Coach Aderemi declared emphatically that nothing will stop his team from clinching the diadem they last won in 2003.

'We are set for all oppositions in this competition and I want to say with due respect to other teams that nothing will stop us from being crowned champion this time after almost seven years since we last won it in 2003 as we are tired of placing third every time.

‘Though we won our quarter-final game against our Nigeria opponent, First Deepwater by a wide margin that does not take away the fact that they are a good side remember they came top at the zone-III qualifiers in Abidjan , the coach concluded.



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  NORWAY - Women  


Standings - Women
Kvinneligaen Standings
 1. Gimle 5-1 
 2. Ullern 4-2 
 3. Asker/BV 3-3 
 4. Ulriken 2-1 
 5. Nordstrand 0-7 


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  POLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - PLKK
Points Per Game
 Ashley SHIELDS
  PTS Lider
  (178-G-85)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Shields, PTS Lider21.3 
 2. Christon, Lotos G.18.5 
 3. Thomas, Artego B.17.9 
 4. Gladden, Energa T.17.4 
 5. Crisman, Artego B.15.7 
 6. Kobryn, TS Wi.15.1 
 7. Krezel, Utex Row14.7 
 8. Mieloszynska, CCC P.14.7 
 9. Matovic, Lotos G.14.6 
 10. Skobel, Inea.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lori CRISMAN
  Artego Bydg.
  (186-C/F-82)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Crisman, Artego B.12.5 
 2. Carter, CCC P.9.8 
 3. Burse, TS Wi.9.3 
 4. Gahan, PTS Lider9.1 
 5. Denson, Odra Brzeg8.9 
 6. Piekarska, Gorzow8.9 
 7. Bell, Utex Row8.4 
 8. Oha, LKS Siemens8.3 
 9. Jankowska, LKS S.7.8 
 10. Womack, Artego.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Liron COHEN
  TS Wisla Can-Pak
  (173-G-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Cohen, TS Wi.5.0 
 2. Boddie, Utex Row4.7 
 3. Gajda, Energa Torun4.7 
 4. Pawlak, Lotos G.4.6 
 5. Richards, Gorzow4.5 
 6. Bortelova, CCC P.3.8 
 7. Fernandez, TS Wi.3.3 
 8. Phillips, Lotos G.3.0 
 9. Shields, PTS Lider2.9 
 10. Rushing, MUKS.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Natalia MALASZEWSKA
  Odra Brzeg
  (178-G-84)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Malaszewska, Odra B.4.6 
 2. Rushing, MUKS P.3.7 
 3. Shields, PTS Lider3.5 
 4. Skobel, Inea A.3.5 
 5. Crisman, Artego B.3.5 
 6. Sepulveda, Odra B.3.4 
 7. Bortelova, CCC P.3.3 
 8. Gajda, Energa Torun3.3 
 9. Makowska, LKS S.3.1 
 10. Bell, Utex R.3.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittany DENSON
  Odra Brzeg
  (191-C-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Denson, Odra Brzeg1.9 
 2. Walich, Super-Pol1.6 
 3. Vargas-S., MUKS P.1.5 
 4. Majewska, TS Wi.1.3 
 5. Oha, LKS Siemens1.3 
 6. Carter, CCC P.1.3 
 7. Parker, CCC P.1.1 
 8. Kobryn, TS Wi.1.1 
 9. Czarnecka, Super.1.0 
 10. Jankowska, LKS.1.0 


Standings - PLKK
PLKK Standings
 1. Gorzow 10-0 
 2. Lotos Gdynia 9-1 
 3. CCC Polkowice 8-1 
 4. TS Wisla Can-Pak 6-3 
 5. Odra Brzeg 6-4 
 6. Energa Torun 6-5 
 7. Super-Pol 5-5 
 8. Utex Row 3-6 
 9. Inea AZS P. 3-7 
 10. LKS Siemens 3-7 
 11. PTS Lider 3-7 
 12. MUKS Pozn. 1-8 
 13. Artego Bydg. 1-10 


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  PORTUGAL - Women  


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


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  ROMANIA - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
North-West
 1. Sf. Gheorghe 8-0 
 2. Satu Mare 6-2 
 3. ICIM Arad 6-2 
 4. Oradea 4-3 
 5. Timisoara 2-4