EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/27/2009

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  ARGENTINA   


Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca sign Lawrence Abney - by Eurobasket
Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca agreed terms with 32-year old American power forward Lawrence Abney (206-F/C-77, college: Fresno St.). Abney played most recently at Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA). last season in 2008-09, While playing 18 games for Cairns Taipans (Australia-NBL) his stats were: 14.9ppg, 8.4ppg (5th best in the league), 1.1bpg, in Jan.09 moved to Eiffel Towers Den Bosch (Holland-Eredivisie): Dutch League: 30 games: 11.8ppg, Reb-5 (8.2rpg), 1.2spg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg where he was awarded: Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game, Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Runner-Up, Dutch Eredivisie Finalist, Dutch Cup Winner

one of high peeks in Abney's career was in 2005 where he played in Cyprus playing at Etha Engomi and beeing awarded Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team and Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Imports Team
By Eurobasket Data Center


Lanus Buenos Aires sign Jamaal Levy and Boca Jrs inked Duane Woodward - by Eurobasket
Lanus Buenos Aires agreed terms with 26-year old Panamanian power forward Jamaal Levy (206-C/F-83, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports). Levy played most recently at Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca (LigaA). last season he played at Magnates de Costa del Este in Panama and managed to to get Panamanian CBS League Finalist and Panamanian CBS League Regular Season Runner-Up
Internationaly, Levy played in 2006 at Centrobasket, he played 5 games and averaged 6.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.8%, FT: 50.0%; World Championship in Japan in 2006; Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 07, he played 5 games and averaged 5.0ppg, 4.0rpg

Duane Woodward (191-G-76, agency: Passing Lane, college: Boston Coll.) agreed terms with Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder. Previously in 2007-08 Woodward played at DTL EKA AEL Limassol (Cyprus-Division A): FIBA EuroCup: 12 games: 14.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.7apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 30%, FT: 77%; Cypriot League: 11 games: 9.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.1apg (4th best in the league), 2.2spg (3rd best in the league), 2FGP: 45.5%, 3FGP: 27.3%, FT: 66.7%; and he managed to be awarded: Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Imports Team, FIBA EuroCup Semifinals, Cyprus League Semifinals, FIBA EuroCup All-Star Game and Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Eurocup Honorable Mention
By Eurobasket Data Center


Liga A: Last round (14) of the first stage - by Eurobasket News
Obras - Boca Jrs 90-99
Boca Juniors grabbed nice 90-99 road win against Obras having couple of players in a game mood. Gabriel Mikulas (201-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: E.Carolina) led the way with 22, Cedric Moodie (187-G-78, college: Indianapolis) had 20 and Nicolas Aguirre added 19 pts. The hosts got 17 pts from Maurice Spillers. Boca Juniors 9-5, Obras 8-6.

Lanus - Gimnasia CR 72-71
Lanus escaped with tiny 72-71 home win against Gimnasia CR jumping to 5-9 score. Fernando Malara (194-F-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the hosts with 18 points. Diego Prego (198-F-77) followed him with 13. Nicolas De los Santos delivered 14 pts in defeat.

Quilmes MP - Estudiantes 82-75
Quilmes MP grabbed this one mostly owing to Brice Assie (201-F-83, college: W.Connecticut), who drained 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Martin Muller (191-G-85) scored 15 and Jason Keep helped with 13 points, plus 14 rebounds. Andre Smith netted 20 pts in defeat. Quilmes 7-7, Estu 5-9.

Regatas C. - Quimsa 78-80
Both teams entered to this game with 8-5 score. Roman Gonzalez (211-C-78) stepped up for the winners with 21 points and 6 rebounds, while Camargo Dionisio Gomez (203-F-80, college: Arkansas) added 17 pts. In loss, Edward Nelson collected 17 pts and 9 rebs.

Olimpico LB - Sionista 72-74
After this victory, Sionista joined group of the teams with 9-5 record. Javier Martinez (189-G-78) scored 18, Chuck Robinson (201-F-72, college: E.Carolina) had 17 pts and 9 rebs, while Luis Cequeira added 15 pts and 8 rebs. The hosts got 22 points and 9 rebounds from Norman Nolan.

La Union - Libertad S. 80-76
La Union was too strong for Libertad and both teams are on 7-7 score now. Ariel Pau (191-F-84) led the winners with 17 points. Andres Pelussi (198-F-77) and Laron Profit netted 15 pts each in defeat.

C.Entrerriano - Penarol 79-64
C.Entrerriano handed the fourth loss of the season to top-ranked Penarol. Fernando Funes (193-G-83) was totally the best player in this victory netting 29 points. Mike Jones (196-G-84, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Maryland) delivered 16 points for Penarol.

Atenas - Union S. 77-64
Andre Laws and Djibril Kante (201-C-80, college: Indiana St.) (7 rebs) paced Atenas to 9th victory of the season netting 16 points each. Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78) followed them with 14 pts. Union (6-8) got 22 pts and 11 boards from William McFarlan.


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Fernando FUNES
  C.Entrerriano
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Funes, C.Entrer.21.9 
 2. Jackson, La Union21.9 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista19.5 
 4. Smith, Estudiantes17.6 
 5. Mikulas, Boca Jrs17.4 
 6. Gonzalez, Quimsa17.3 
 7. Assie, Quilmes MP17.2 
 8. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.9 
 9. Robinson, Sionista16.8 
 10. Edwards, Qui.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.15.1 
 2. Wolkowyski, Libertad.8.9 
 3. Williams, Union S.8.1 
 4. Leiva, Penarol8.0 
 5. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.8 
 6. McFarlan, Union S.7.8 
 7. Osborne, La Union7.7 
 8. Mikulas, Boca Jrs7.6 
 9. Keep, Quilmes MP7.5 
 10. Taylor, Lan.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Cequeira, Sionista5.6 
 2. Martinez, Sionista4.4 
 3. Labaque, Obras4.1 
 4. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.4 
 5. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.4 
 6. Figueroa, Atenas2.9 
 7. Gerbaudo, La Union2.7 
 8. Dobie, Lanus2.7 
 9. Rodriguez, Penarol2.7 
 10. Schattmann, Union.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Fernando FUNES
  C.Entrerriano
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Funes, C.Entrer.1.9 
 2. Labaque, Obras1.8 
 3. Figueroa, Atenas1.6 
 4. Malara, Lanus1.5 
 5. Leiva, Penarol1.5 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP1.5 
 7. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.5 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol1.5 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista1.4 
 10. Lane, C.Entrerria.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.2.1 
 2. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 3. Leiva, Penarol1.1 
 4. Williams, Union S.1.1 
 5. Alston, Boca Jrs1.1 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.1 
 7. Zanotti, Regatas C.1.1 
 8. Alloatti, Obras1.0 
 9. McFarlan, Union S.1.0 
 10. Keep, Quilmes1.0 


Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda sign Norman Nolan and WILLIAMS Frank - by Eurobasket
Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American power forward Norman Nolan (202-F/C-76, college: Virginia). Nolan played most recently at Al Qadsia (Kuwait).
in 2007-08, Nolan played at Chorale de Roanne Basket (France-ProA): French League: 5 games: 4.8ppg, 2.6rpg; Euroleague: 3 games: 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.7spg, then moved to Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon-Div.A, starting five): 25 games: 20.1ppg (5th best in the league), 9.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 53.9%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 56.1%; and he was awarded: Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Center of the Year, Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 1st Team , Asia-Basket.com Lebanese League All-Imports Team, Lebanese League Finalist, Lebanese League Regular Season Runner-Up

Frank Williams (191-G-80, college: Illinois) also agreed terms with Ciclista, Williams was just playing with Union de Sunchales this season. and last year he was with Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) where he played 46 games and averaged 17.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 35.6%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 85.5%, but it wasnt his best year with the D-League, in 2007 he was awarded D-League Semifinals and All-D-League Honorable Mention for playing 44 games: 15.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.7apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 84.2% with the same team


By Eurobasket Data Center


Liga A: end of the first stage - by Facundo Iatzky
The first stage is over, but there is no rest in argentinian ligue. That is why this weekend the second stage will set off. This stage promise to be more exciting because now all the teams face each other to decide the qualyfiers to playoffs. These are the final standings of the first stage.

North zone:
1 Atenas - x 23
2 Quimsa - x 23
3 Sionista - x 23
4 Libertad - x 21
5 La Unin 21
6 Unin - c) 18
7 Regatas (C) 18
8 Olmpico - 14


south zone:
1 Penarol - x 24
2 Boca Juniors - x 23
3 Obras Sanitarias - x 22
4 Central 21
5 Quilmes 21
6 Lans 19
7 Gimnasia (CR) 19
8 Estudiantes (BB) 19


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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   


Semifinals. Day 7 - by Eurobasket News
Semifinals
China U16 - Philippines U16 85:66
China became the first finalist of the U16 Asia Championship. They held off brave Philippines in the first semifinal clash tonight. China thus guaranteed their ticket to the 2010 U17 World Championship.
Philippines threw all they had to challenge undefeated China in this one. Philippines managed to get to the fast start as they grabbed a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. China reacted stiffing their defence in the second period. They limited Philippines to 13 points and earned a 36:32 lead at halftime. The teams kept it close throughout the third frame however China arrived at the final break ahead by 8 points. Philippines ran out of steam in the fourth stanza. China poured in 30 points in the last ten minutes and celebrated a comfortable success at the end.
Ju Mingxin (200-F-93) top-scored with 18 points and 7 boards. Xiaochuan Zhai had 15 points and 14 boards for the winners. Jeron Alvin Teng responded with 18 points for Philippines. Kiefer Isaac Ravena finished with 17 points in the loss.

China: Ju Mingxin 18, Xiaochuan Zhai 15+14 boards, Zirui Wang 13
Philippines: Jeron Alvin Teng 18, Kiefer Isaac Ravena 17

South Korea U16 Iran U16 82:81
South Korea eked out a heart-breaking late win over Iran in the second semifinal at the U16 Asia Championship. Lee Jong-Hyun scored a bucket late in regulation propelling South Korea into the championship game. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi had a chance to save the day for Iran but wasted his attempt. South Korea entered the Final and booked the spot at the 2010 U17 World Championship at the same time.
South Korea grabbed the lead in the opening quarter. They enjoyed a 24:18 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Iran slowed down their opponents in the second frame but could not get closer. Korea earned a 42:35 lead into the main break. But Iran were not about to surrender. They unloaded 30 points in the third quarter erasing the deficit and heading into the fourth frame up by 2 points. It all came down to the final seconds when Jonghyun Lee stepped up with his heroics to win the battle for South Korea.
Jong-H
yun Lee finished with 19 points and 10 boards to pace Korea. Hyo-Sub Shin added 14 points in the winning effort. Amir Sedighi knocked down 30 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for Iran. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi had 21 points and 12 boards in defeat.

South Korea: Lee Jong-Hyun 19+10 boards, Hyo-Sub Shin 14, Seung-Wook Choi 13
Iran: Amir Sedighi 30+18 boards, Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 21+12 boards

5th-8th spot
Japan U16 - Jordan U16 100:57
Japan recorded a confident win over Jordan at the U16 Asia Championship. Japan will now face Taiwan for the fifth overall position. Jordan will play against Syria for the seventh spot.
Japan stunned their opponents in the opening quarter winning it by 17 points 26:9. Jordan never came back to life in the reminder of the contest lacking defensive aggressiveness. Yuto Aratani scored 28 points to pace Japan. Taiki Uehara and Ryo Tawatari added 18 points each for the winners. Majdi Al-Ghzawi responded with 19 points for Jordan.

Japan: Yuto Aratani 28, Taiki Uehara 18, Ryo Tawatari 18
Jordan: Majdi Al-Ghzawi 19

Taiwan U16 - Syria U16 75:50
Taiwan overcame Syria in the last but one game at the U16 Asia Championship. Thus Taiwan set up the clash with Japan for the fifth overall spot at the tournament. Chen Ying-Chun knocked down 18 points, grabbed 6 boards and dished out 4 assists to pace Taiwan.
Taiwan built a 12-point lead ten minutes into the game and extended the gap at 19 points at halftime. Things hardly changed after the major break as Taiwan maintained their pressure and rallied to the victory at the end.
Yang Hsing-Chih contributed 14 points for the winners. Muhammad Otabachi delivered 15 points and 9 rebounds for Syria.

Taiwan: Chen Ying-Chun 18, Yang Hsing-Chih 14
Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 15

13th-14th spot
Kuwait U16 - Singapore U16 66:60

Kuwait U16 National Team recorded victory in their final game at the Asia Championship. They held off Singapore to wrap up the tournament in the 13th position. Kuwait took the lead right from the start. They won the opening quarter by 5 points 13:8. The margin grew at 10 points at the interval. Singapore managed just nine points in the third frame allowing Kuwait to clear off beyond reach.
Hussain Shuaib scored 18 points, grabbed 7 boards and issued 4 assists for Kuwait. Mashari Abu Dhom and Mohammad Aloun added 17 points each for the winners. Russel Low responded with 14 points and 12 boards for Singapore.

Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 17, Mashari Abu Dhom 17, Mohammad Aloun 17
Singapore: Russel Low 14+12 boards

15th-16th spot
Saudi Arabia U16 - Thailand U16 72:61
Saudi Arabia finally snapped the losing skid posting the initial win at the U16 Asia Championship. They defeated Thailand to finish the competition at the 15th spot. Thailand slipped at the very bottom of the ladder taking the 16th position.
Saudi Arabia opened the game with a 9:0 surge and built a 22:12 lead at the first break. Thailand refused to fold as they answered with a 15:0 run in the second quarter to level things up 34:34 at halftime. Saudi Arabia stepped back in charge in the third quarter and eked out a tough win at the end. Ahmed Almukhtar delivered 22 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia. Nassir Abo Jalas added 16 points for the winners. Loephong Kongtawee had 22 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for Thailand.

Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Almukhtar 22, Nassir Abo Jalas 16
Thailand: Loephong Kongtawee 22



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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 John GILCHRIST
  36ers
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Gilchrist, 36ers18.7 
 2. McKee, Hawks18.7 
 3. Redhage, Perth17.8 
 4. Ballinger, 36ers17.8 
 5. Worthington, Tig.17.3 
 6. Ubaka, Blaze16.9 
 7. Bruton, Breakers16.3 
 8. Williams, Crocodiles16.0 
 9. Maxey, Blaze16.0 
 10. Tragardh, Haw.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Holmes, 36ers8.5 
 2. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 3. Worthington, Tig.7.5 
 4. Redhage, Perth7.0 
 5. Maxey, Blaze7.0 
 6. Rickert, Breakers7.0 
 7. Davidson, Hawks6.8 
 8. Petrie, Blaze6.6 
 9. Greer, Tigers6.6 
 10. Gilchrist, 36e.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 John GILCHRIST
  36ers
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Gilchrist, 36ers4.3 
 2. Ubaka, Blaze4.2 
 3. McKee, Hawks4.2 
 4. Bruton, Breakers4.1 
 5. Gibson, Blaze3.8 
 6. Saville, Hawks3.5 
 7. Boucher, Breakers3.5 
 8. Groves, 36ers3.4 
 9. Crosswell, Tigers3.1 
 10. Mills, Taipa.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Phill JONES
  Taipans
  (196-G-74)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Jones, Taipans1.7 
 2. McKee, Hawks1.6 
 3. Saville, Hawks1.6 
 4. Robbins, Perth1.5 
 5. Martin, Perth1.4 
 6. Boucher, Breakers1.3 
 7. Worthington, Tig.1.2 
 8. Bruton, Breakers1.2 
 9. Lisch, Perth1.2 
 10. Gibson, Bla.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Crocodiles
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Williams, Crocodiles0.9 
 2. Worthington, Tig.0.9 
 3. Maxey, Blaze0.8 
 4. Rickert, Breakers0.8 
 5. McKee, Hawks0.7 
 6. Melzer, Taipans0.7 
 7. Redhage, Perth0.6 
 8. Lisch, Perth0.6 
 9. Rychart, Taipans0.6 
 10. Petrie, Bla.0.6 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 7-4 
 2. Perth 7-4 
 3. Hawks 7-5 
 4. Breakers 7-6 
 5. Blaze 6-6 
 6. Crocodiles 6-7 
 7. Taipans 6-9 
 8. Tigers 3-8 


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  AUSTRIA   


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


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  BAHRAIN   


AL Hala gets a Surge from Oneal Mims - by Corey Washington
AL Hala's O'Neal Mims (208-F-83, agency: Low Country Sports Management, college: Angelo St.) is definitely making his name known here in Bahrain. The 610 Forward from Austin Texas is averaging a double-double, with 24ppg, 16rpg, 4bpg, and 4apg he is definitely making his presence felt in the region. Monday night Al Hala defeated Al Sitra 79-67. Mims dropped 24pts, 16rbs, 6ass, and 4 blocked shots, Last week against Al-Ittihad, Oneal gave onlookers a spectacular show scoring 34pts, and dominated the boards grabbing 25 rebounds, 7blks, and dished out 4 assist.
Mims specializes in playing defense, which makes him a monster of a shot blocker. He possesses the ability to slash to the basket and finish inside with numerous moves and a strong mid-range jump shot. With his ability to handle the ball in the open court, he has been able to find the open man or take it to the rim and finish big. Its hard to contain a big man who can put the ball on the floor, and shoot the three. Mims feels that with his coaching staffs knowledge, and the dedication that he and his team mates are putting forth, they have a great chance of being number 1 in Bahrain.
Al Hala is currently in a 3 way tie for 2nd place with Al Ahli and Al Manamah. Al Muharraq is currently holding down the first place spot and presently undefeated this season. NBA Vet Lamond Murray has led Muharraq thus far this year, and looking forward to the upcoming challenges they will face with AL Ahli, led by Johnny Taylor and Al Halas O'Neal Mims attempting to over throw the top spot. The level of play has increased tremendously in Bahrain, and we can expect it to increase from here



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVICIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.22.7 
 2. Kieza, Suduva22.5 
 3. Tagamets, Valga W.22.5 
 4. Moore, Tallinna Kalev22.3 
 5. Gailius, Siauliai21.0 
 6. Covington, Tallin.20.0 
 7. Pokla, TTU K.19.7 
 8. Kleiza, Alytus Alita18.8 
 9. Kelys, Perlas18.8 
 10. Osins, Keizarme.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Kieza, Suduva11.0 
 2. Bojic, Kalev/Cramo10.0 
 3. Watson, Zalgiris9.8 
 4. McNaull, Norrkoping9.3 
 5. Kojenets, Liepaja9.3 
 6. Toome, TTU K.8.7 
 7. Morrison, TU/Rock8.4 
 8. Pokla, TTU K.8.3 
 9. Valanciunas, Perlas8.0 
 10. Tatarunas, Alytus.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.9.5 
 2. Broadus, Suduva7.0 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping6.3 
 4. Ezerskis, Techasas6.0 
 5. Gervin, Norrkoping6.0 
 6. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.8 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo5.7 
 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. Broadus, Suduva4.0 
 3. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.3.3 
 4. Osins, Keizarmezs2.8 
 5. Bitinas, Neptunas2.7 
 6. Watson, Zalgiris2.5 
 7. Sakinis, Rudupis2.5 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping2.5 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.5 
 10. Vasar, Valga We.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.4.5 
 2. Toome, TTU K.2.3 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas2.0 
 4. Ezerskis, Techasas2.0 
 5. Saks, TTU K.2.0 
 6. Kieza, Suduva2.0 
 7. Begic, Zalgiris1.8 
 8. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.8 
 9. Baynes, Lietuvos.1.7 
 10. Vilkius, Neptun.1.5 


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  BOSNIA   


D1: Igokea jumps on top after 7 rounds - by Eurobasket News
In six mathcups played in Round 7 of Bosnian top division, hosts recorded 6 wins. Only Celik came away with 63-82 win over Leotar. This has pushed Leotar further into crisis as now they have only 1 win and 6 losses. Ramo Rizvic (199-G-86) poured in 20 points for Celik, while on the other hand 20 points and 11 boards by Dusko Miskovic (190-G-70) could not save the hosts from rout.
Zrinjski hosted Sutjeska and recorded 81-73 win thanks to Lovro Gligora (197-G-82), who had 17 points. Krunoslav Rimac (195-G-84, agency: Interperformances) and Denis Vrsaljko (212-C-82) followed closely with 14 points each for Zrinjski. For visitors, only Radovic had stats worth mentioning, as he scored 18 points.
Slavija continued with good form after beating Grude at home 66-56. Goran Jelcic (182-G-81) led the way for Grude with 19 points, while Miroslav Cubrilo (205-C-82) scored 17 points for Slavija.
Derby of the round was played between Igokea and Borac Nektar. It was Igokea who dominated the game on its way to 88-51 blowout. Now Igokea finds itself at the top of the table with the best score (6-1). Marko Djurkovic (205-C/F-87) led the hosts with 22 points. Milan Janjusevic (197-F-83) had 16.
In other matchups of the round, Hercegovac managed to overcome Sloboda Dita 78-69. Capljina also had a good outing against Mladost, winning the game 81-71.


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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 24
 1. Harper, Levski24.0 
 2. Durchev, Chernomo.21.3 
 3. Cole, Levski21.2 
 4. Kyosev, Cherno M.19.2 
 5. Brown, Chernomo.19.0 
 6. Bozov, Balkan18.5 
 7. Webb, Cherno More17.3 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More16.5 
 9. Dimitrov, Spart.16.3 
 10. Gruev, Rilski Spo.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Brown, Chernomo.9.8 
 2. Radev, Balkan9.7 
 3. Peterson, Rilski S.9.3 
 4. Kennerly, Spart.8.3 
 5. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.7 
 6. Brown, Lukoil A.7.7 
 7. Cole, Levski7.2 
 8. Wells, Lukoil A.7.0 
 9. Angelov, Yambol7.0 
 10. Bozov, Balk.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Lukoil A.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Russell, Lukoil A.5.3 
 2. Webb, Cherno More5.0 
 3. Gruev, Rilski Sport4.8 
 4. Zhelev, Cherno M.4.4 
 5. Velikov, Levski4.2 
 6. Ugrinoski, Rilski S.3.8 
 7. Aleksiev, Chernomo.3.7 
 8. Frasor, Levski3.4 
 9. Cole, Levski3.2 
 10. Mirkovic, Lukoil.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan BOZOV
  Balkan
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bozov, Balkan2.5 
 2. Slaveykov, Levski2.4 
 3. Radionov, Yambol2.4 
 4. Dimitrov, Spart.2.3 
 5. Russell, Lukoil A.2.3 
 6. Frasor, Levski2.2 
 7. Aleksiev, Chernomo.2.2 
 8. Harper, Levski2.2 
 9. Kyosev, Cherno M.2.2 
 10. Wells, Lukoil.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Brown, Chernomo.1.3 
 2. Gocevski, Yambol1.3 
 3. Brown, Lukoil A.1.3 
 4. Earl, Yambol1.3 
 5. Doychinov, Cherno M.1.2 
 6. Radev, Balkan1.2 
 7. Veselovs, Cherno M.1.2 
 8. Peterson, Rilski S.1.0 
 9. Vaklinov, Rilski S.0.8 
 10. Cole, Levs.0.7 


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  CHINA   


China nip Philippines, enter championship game - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - Philippines U16 85:66

China became the first finalist of the U16 Asia Championship. They held off brave Philippines in the first semifinal clash tonight. China thus guaranteed their ticket to the 2010 U17 World Championship.
Philippines threw all they had to challenge undefeated China in this one. Philippines managed to get to the fast start as they grabbed a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. China reacted stiffing their defence in the second period. They limited Philippines to 13 points and earned a 36:32 lead at halftime. The teams kept it close throughout the third frame however China arrived at the final break ahead by 8 points. Philippines ran out of steam in the fourth stanza. China poured in 30 points in the last ten minutes and celebrated a comfortable success at the end.
Ju Mingxin (200-F-93) top-scored with 18 points and 7 boards. Xiaochuan Zhai had 15 points and 14 boards for the winners. Jeron Alvin Teng responded with 18 points for Philippines. Kiefer Isaac Ravena finished with 17 points in the loss.

China: Ju Mingxin 18, Xiaochuan Zhai 15+14 boards, Zirui Wang 13
Philippines: Jeron Alvin Teng 18, Kiefer Isaac Ravena 17



China Outlasts Philippines, Will Meet Korea for Title Tomorrow - by Arthur Volbert
China played its first real game in the tournament, as opposed to the previous 6 blowouts, and defeated the Philippines 85-66.

South Korea edged Iran 82-81 in the other semi-final and will play a rematch with China for the championship tomorrow. China defeated Korea 121-51 in the quarter-final round. Both China and Korea are guaranteed a trip to the U-17 World Championship next year.

The Philippines led 19-15 after the first quarter and China only led 36-32 at the half. China led 55-47 after 3 quarters, then outscored the Philippines 30-19 in the fourth. This is the first game where China did not use all 12 of its players. Wei Dong, Ding Yanyuhang and the much-hyped Gao Shang rode the bench and Bi Jiguang played only 2 minutes. Ju Mingxin played all 40 minutes, the first time a Chinese player has played the whole game this tournament. Ju led China with 18 points and 7 rebounds. But he hit only 5 of 16 shots and his shooting percentage has been less than stellar this tournament. Nevertheless he has been highly effective, my guess is that he is especially good on defense, so he was kept in all game.

Zhai Xiaochuan, a 205 cm power forward, had 15 points and 14 rebounds in 30 minutes. Zhai received little hype prior to the tournament and his play has been a revelation. Wang Zirui scored 13 points in 20 minutes on 5 of 7 shooting. Guo Ailun had 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting. Zhu Xuhang had 9 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes. Xu Tao had 8 points and 6 rebounds in 25 minutes.

China hit 56 percent of its 2-point shots and 26 percent of its 3-pointers. The Philippines hit 40 percent of its 2-pointers and 40 percent of its 3-pointers. China outrebounded the Philippines 44-28. But China had 20 turnovers to 12 for the Philippines.

Jeron Alvin Teng led the Philippines with 18 points and a team-high 5 rebounds. Kiefer Isaac Ravena had 17 points. Roldan Sera scored 13. The Philippines acquitted itself well in this game and could have made this contest closer had the team had more height and more rebounding.

In a contest that was tight throughout, Korea rallied to defeat Iran in the fourth quarter. Korea led 24-18 after one quarter and 42-35 at the half. But Iran outscored Korea 30-21 in the third quarter to take a 65-63 lead. Korea outscored Iran 16-13 in the fourth. Lee Jonghyung led Korea with 19 points and blocked 10 shots. Shin Hyosub had 14 and Choi Seungwook had 13. Choi Chiangjin had 14 rebounds and Lee Jeonghyun had 10. Choi Changjin had 12 assists. Amir Sadighi had 30 points for Iran. Miromohammad Mir Fattahi had 21 points and Soheil Youssefi had 20. Sadighi had 18 rebounds and Fattahi had 12. Iran outrebounded Korea 47-40 but Iran had 26 turnovers to 11 for Korea.

Other games:
15th Place -- Saudi Arabia 72 Thailand 61
13th Place -- Kuwait 66 Singapore 60
Chinese Taipei 75 Syria 50
Japan 100 Jordan 57



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  CROATIA   


Josip Vrankovic chosen as new Head Coach of Croatia NT - by Eurobasket News
The search for Jasmin Repesa's successor as Head Coach of Croatia NT is over. Reportedly, Croatian Basketball Federation has appointed current Croatia B NT Head Coach, Josip Vrankovic to take over Senior National Team. After voting which was conducted, Vrankovic had 5 nominations, while Drazen Anzulovic, the other candidate, received 1. After further discussions held, it was decided that Vrankovic will be the new Head Coach for the upcoming 2010 World Championship in Turkey. This is certainly the highest point in the career of 41 year old Vrankovic, who has so far worked at Cibona, Siroki and Croatian B National Team.
Josip Vrankovic concluded his playing career in 2006 as member of Siroki. Previously he has played for the likes of Split, Alkar, Montana Forli, Cibona, Prokom Trefl Sopot and EnBW Ludwigsburg. He has also won hosts of Team and individual awards including Croatian League Title in 1999, 2000 and 2004, Polish Cup in 2001, Croatian Cup in 2005 among other. Vrankovic was also a member of Croatian National Team from 1993 until 2001, recording appearances at Olympics, European and World Championships. In 2006 he was appointed as Head Coach of Siroki and in his debut season he led the team to Bosnian League Title in 2007. Following season, Vrankovic moved to Cibona but was released after only several months in charge. Last year he returned to Siroki. At the same time, he was appointed as Head Coach of Croatia B National Team in 2008. He has led Croatian B National Team to the Mediterranean Games which were held this summer in Italy.


ASVEL outsmarts Cibona 71-68 in thriller - by Eurobasket News
ASVEL - Cibona 71-68

ASVEL finally grabbed first Euroleague win this season and it happened mostly owing to Bobby Dixon (178-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Troy), who drained 17 points and handed out 8 assists. Kristjan Kangur (202-F-82) scored 13 and Ali Traore (207-C-85, college: S.Idaho JC) netted 12 pts. On the other side, Marko Tomas (201-G-85) and Marin Rozic (201-F-83) delivered 15 pts each in defeat. The Croatian champ also has 1-4 now in Group A.
Cibona had better beginning yesterday. Marko Tomas and his teammates grabbed quick 4-14 lead and later ended first period with 11-18. The Croatian champion increased its lead at the beginning of the second frame, but then Rawle Marshall and Ali Traore stepped up for ASVEL cutting the margin to 17-24. When it seemed that the host are waking up, Tomas, Bogdanovic and Andric shined for Cibona helping it to keep plus 7 until the half time, despite hosts were looking much better than in the first period. After the breather, ASVEL came to 31-35 deficit, but Marin Rozic responded with lay-up. In the finish of third period, Tomas, Troha and Vukusic were unmistakable from behind the arc lifting their team to impressive 43-58 after 30 minutes of play. However, ASVEL did not give up. After triple by Bobby Dixon and two Fts by Kristjan Kangur, they closed the gap to 60-65 with 2 minutes to go. Andric scored one FT and Dixon made a lay-up for ASVEL. Tomas missed for Cibona and on the other side Traore scored 2 for the hosts, after what Rozic missed a triple for the guests. Dewar got a long pass from Dixon and made a lay-up for plus 1 with 6 seconds to go. Visitors committed a mistake and Bobby Dixon was sent to the line, where he was unmistakable bringing his ASVEL first Euroleague win this season!

ASVEL: Bobby Dixon 17+8 as, Kristjan Kangur 13, Ali Traore 12
Cibona: Marko Tomas 15, Marin Rozic 15


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  CYPRUS   


DivB Market News - by Eurobasket
Asteras :in Asteras two young 'stars' join the team George Kiriakidis 1.83 .PG PF came from Apollon Lim (1st division) and kiriakos Sarris after 2 years now is back 1.88 PF from Asteras left:stulianou stefanos,fotiou nikolas,pieridis giannis,damianou andreas,pitsiakkos,karras,sylvestros charalampous pampos (stop play) leonidou alexis ..
Anagenisi:in Anagenisi 6 'new' players join to the team ..Xatzivasileiou Lwris (AEL) 2.00 C ,Griogoriou Kipros 2.01 PF Konstantinos perentos (AEL) 1,98 SF-PF , Daniel Elias (A.P.O.P) 1.90 PF . Giannis tsaggaridis 1.80 PG .Markos Asonitis 1.96 ( A.P.O.P) C

A.P.O.P : Kevin Florent 1,95 PF 42 years !!! still many years in cyprus , Nemanjia Matusujic 2.00 from SErbia the 2 players who join the team
By Elias Daniel


Standings - Division B
Division B Standings
 1. A.Yermasogias 4-0 
 2. Paralimni 3-0 
 3. APOP Paphou 3-0 
 4. Doxa 3-1 
 5. Athanasiou 2-2 
 6. Olympos A. 2-2 
 7. Achilleas Agrou 2-2 
 8. Onisilos 1-3 
 9. Asteras 0-3 
 10. Enosis K. 0-3 
 11. Argonaftes 0-4 


Seastar Apoel Nicosia sign Leonard Hopkins, Milan Dozet, Wykeen Kelly - by Eurobasket
Seastar Apoel Nicosia agreed terms with 27-year old American guard Leonard Hopkins (193-G-82, college: N.Texas). Hopkins played most recently at Oita Heat Devils (Japan) in 2006 and was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention.

Milan Dozet (203-G/F-79) also agreed terms with APOEL. Dezet played most recently at Proteas EKA AEL Limassol (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): EuroChallenge: 19 games: 9.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 45.8%, FT: 72.7%; Cypriot League: 13.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg, FGP:73.3% (1st in the league), 3PT: 57.6% (2nd in the league), FT: 84.6% and managed to be awarded: Cyprus Cup Winner, Cyprus League Regular Season Champion, Cyprus League Semifinals, Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Bosmans Team, and EuroChallenge Semifinals
APEOL also inked Wykeen Kelly (186-G-79, agency: Court Side, college: Salem Intern.) who played last season at Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five): EuroChallenge: 6 games: 14.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg; Ukrainian League: 33 games: 11.4ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.2apg (3rd best in the league), 1.5spg and was awarded: Ukrainian Cup Semifinals, Ukrainian All-Star Game -09 (Skills Challenge Winner), and Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 2nd Team

Aleksandar Radojevic (220-C-76, college: Barton County CC) is last transaction in Cyprus at APEOL. Aleksandar was recently signed in Lebanon to play with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A). he did play last season in Cyorus as well, he did play at Proteas EKA AEL Limassol (Division A): EuroChallenge: 17 games: 6.2ppg, 2.2rpg; Cypriot League: 8.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.1apg; left in Feb.'09, next month moved to Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A): 7 games: 13.4ppg, 11.9rpg, 1.7apg, 2.1bpg, 2FGP: 55.4%, FT: 66.7% and was awarded: Lebanese League Champion, Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention and Arab Club Championships -09 (Winner)

By Eurobasket Data Center


Eurochalenge: Apoel and Keravnos lost while AEL won! - by Chris Mammides
Both the Cyprus teams lost their games against Strasbourg IG and Chorale de Roanne Basket. Apoel lost in France 76-67 against a better team even though the game untill the 33rd minutes was not more than 4-6 points difference Simon and Hertell wetre great and with 26 and 15 points lead their team in their premiere victory in their home court. From the Cyprus team the top scorer was once more the newcomer Milan Dozet (203-G/F-79) with his 20 points followed by Hopkins who scored 16.
In the game of Strovolos, Chorale de Roanne Basket was much better than the home team and beat Keravnos very easy with 22 points difference 77-89. Smith and Hart tried a bit more than their team-mates as ina very bad day were Pilavas, Damianovic, Trisokkas, Ocokolic, Cooper and Garcia. From the French team top scorers were Mimms and Lewis with 20 and 15 points respectively while another three players had double digits. The member of the Cyprus NT and one of the top players of the Cyprus league (locals) Panagiotis Trisokkas (206-C-80) at the end of the game stated the folowing: 'It's with suddnes that i read in the Eurobasket about the existence of a so called other league', Cyprus was is and will be one country and one country only with one basketball league'.
In the third game of the day, AEK succeeded the only victory for Cyprus teams. The Limassol team playing against Cedevita Cedivita Zagreb, performed good basketball and with Taylor in agreat day (22 points) won the game wth 81-73. Top scorer for the Zagreb team was Mombley with 12.


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  EL SALVADOR   


ExSal and Denver will play the Final - by Jaime Arevalo
As it was easy to forecast, the favourite teams, Denver and ExSal, willl meet themselves in the LSB-Clausura Final Series after winning 2-0 the Semifinals. The schedule of the Final will be announced today, series is best of 3 games. In Game 2 of Semis, Denver defeated UTEC 90.79 thanks to 22 points from Kay Martinez (201-G-84, college: Jackson St.) and 18 from Daniel Simmons (193-F-80), while Miguel Romero (182-G/F-80) scored 21 at the losing side. ExSal, instead, prevailed over Leones 90-71, with Nathan Watson (191-G-83, college: Auburn) leading the way as usual at 21 points and lots of assits, and Fabio Molina (195-G/F-81) serving as the game top scorer with 23. Isidro Andaluz (178-G-88) scored 18 in Leones.

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  ESTONIA   


Valga Welg/Kolmvedu sign Darius Silinskis - by Eurobasket
Valga Welg/Kolmvedu agreed terms with 25-year old Lithuanian center Darius Silinskis (216-C-84, agency: Interperformances). Silinskis played most recently at B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania). While playing Lithuanian League for Nevezis Kedainiai in the same year before moving to Zalgiris his stats were: 12 games: 9.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.2apg, 2.7bpg ( best in the league), 5.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.9bpg (1st in the league), in March 09 moved to B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania-LKL): 8 games: 2.9ppg, 2.0rpg; Baltic League (Elite Group): 2 games: 0.0ppg, 1.0rpg
Darius was awarded many awards during his basketball career, one of hte highest awards was Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Newcomers Team in 2003 while he was playing Zalgiris Kaunas
By Eurobasket Data Center


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.19.7 
 2. Toome, TTU K.19.6 
 3. Kurg, Kuremaa19.4 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa19.1 
 5. Reed, Tallinna Kalev18.5 
 6. Kriisa, Rakvere17.8 
 7. Kikerpill, Valga Welg17.0 
 8. Abernethy, TU/Rock15.0 
 9. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.15.0 
 10. Aab, Valga We.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travis REED
  Tallinna Kalev
  (203-C-79)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Reed, Tallinna Kalev11.2 
 2. Morrison, TU/Rock11.0 
 3. Toome, TTU K.10.3 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa9.9 
 5. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.9.0 
 6. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.9.0 
 7. Erm, Parnu8.9 
 8. Kriisa, Rakvere8.6 
 9. Allingu, TU/Rock8.3 
 10. Tagamets, Valga.8.0 
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. Rannula, Valga Welg4.1 
 5. Saage, Rakvere3.6 
 6. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 7. Kikerpill, Valga Welg3.2 
 8. Winston, Kuremaa3.0 
 9. Tamm, TTU K.2.4 
 10. Roos, Tallinna Kal.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock3.8 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.8 
 3. Tagamets, Valga W.2.4 
 4. Allingu, TU/Rock2.3 
 5. Raap, Parnu2.3 
 6. McGee, Kuremaa2.3 
 7. Kurg, Kuremaa2.3 
 8. Saage, Rakvere2.0 
 9. Veideman, Rakvere2.0 
 10. Erm, Par.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.4.3 
 2. Toome, TTU K.2.3 
 3. Hallik, Rakvere1.3 
 4. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 5. Morrison, TU/Rock1.0 
 6. Ilver, Tallinna Kalev1.0 
 7. McGee, Kuremaa0.9 
 8. Saks, TTU K.0.8 
 9. Allingu, TU/Rock0.7 
 10. Fisher, Kalev/.0.7 


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  EUROCHALLENGE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Strasbourg
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 26
 1. Simon, Strasbourg26.0 
 2. Mitchell, Khimik26.0 
 3. Smith, Keravnos25.0 
 4. Van Paassen, Eiff.T.24.0 
 5. Pustozvonov, BC Ky.24.0 
 6. Perry, BC Donetsk24.0 
 7. Greene, Aalstar23.0 
 8. Oliver, Goettingen22.0 
 9. Taylor, AEL22.0 
 10. Harrison, Min.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 David SIMON
  Strasbourg
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 14
 1. Simon, Strasbourg14.0 
 2. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.12.0 
 3. Oliver, Goettingen11.0 
 4. Thomas, Liege11.0 
 5. Barber, Aalstar11.0 
 6. Conley, Wels11.0 
 7. Ebong, M.Hainaut10.0 
 8. de Randamie, Eclip.10.0 
 9. Merriex, Aalstar10.0 
 10. Radojevic,.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Cody TOPPERT
  Goettingen
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 18
 1. Toppert, Goettingen18.0 
 2. Sheleketo, Lokomoti.11.0 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga10.0 
 4. Chalmers, Enisey8.0 
 5. Lukashov, BC Kyiv8.0 
 6. Greene, Aalstar7.0 
 7. Soliver, Chalon6.0 
 8. Bremer, Krasnie .6.0 
 9. Schilb, Chalon6.0 
 10. Oliver, Eiff.Towe.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Courtney FELLS
  AEL
  (198-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Fells, AEL6.0 
 2. Woodside, Gravelines5.0 
 3. Lukashov, BC Kyiv5.0 
 4. Davis, AEL5.0 
 5. Fields, Wels5.0 
 6. Burleson, Ploiesti4.0 
 7. Perry, BC Donetsk4.0 
 8. Cinciarini, Scavol.4.0 
 9. Ermis, Banvit4.0 
 10. Labuckas, VEF Ri.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Haywood OWENS
  BC Donetsk
  (204-F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Owens, BC Donetsk2.0 
 2. Zoric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 3. Morrison, TU/Rock2.0 
 4. Davis, Banvit2.0 
 5. Radojevic, AP.2.0 
 6. Williams, Scavolin.2.0 
 7. Blanchard, Khimik2.0 
 8. Fells, AEL2.0 
 9. Agafonov, Khimik2.0 
 10. Edwards, Gra.2.0 


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  EUROCUP   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Radoslav RANCIK
  Galatasaray
  (207-F/C-79)
  Avg: 39
 1. Rancik, Galatasaray39.0 
 2. Popovic, Unics36.0 
 3. Mejia, Cholet29.0 
 4. Wright, PGE Turow26.0 
 5. Daniels, Azovmash26.0 
 6. Conley, Wels24.5 
 7. Jasaitis, Galatasaray23.0 
 8. Sims, AP.22.5 
 9. Tabu, Charleroi22.0 
 10. Perry, BC Donet.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  Wels
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Conley, Wels12.0 
 2. Pettway, Ventspils11.0 
 3. Brown, Siauliai11.0 
 4. Loncar, Unics11.0 
 5. Lamesic, Wels10.5 
 6. Dudley, T.Telekom10.0 
 7. Falker, Cholet10.0 
 8. Pasco, Angelico BI9.0 
 9. Robinson, Cholet9.0 
 10. Daniels, Azovma.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Fred HOUSE
  Azovmash
  (195-F-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. House, Azovmash8.0 
 2. Fields, Spartak SP8.0 
 3. Strelnieks, Ventspils8.0 
 4. Greer, Nancy8.0 
 5. Chatman, Besiktas7.3 
 6. Tabu, Charleroi7.0 
 7. Mallet, T.Telekom7.0 
 8. Wright, Le Mans6.0 
 9. Smith, Angelico BI6.0 
 10. Valters, DKV.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dominique COLEMAN
  M.Hainaut
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Coleman, M.Hainaut4.5 
 2. Coleman, M.Hainaut4.5 
 3. Pashutin, Spart.4.0 
 4. Zozulin, Spartak SP3.0 
 5. Gavel, Brose B.3.0 
 6. Wright, PGE Turow3.0 
 7. Jagodnik, Hemofarm3.0 
 8. Car, Zadar3.0 
 9. Fields, Spartak SP3.0 
 10. Renfroe, VEF Ri.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Ventspils
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pettway, Ventspils4.0 
 2. Falker, Cholet4.0 
 3. Slaughter, Nancy3.0 
 4. Nicevic, Benetton.3.0 
 5. Dragicevic, Buduc.2.5 
 6. Stimac, Crvena Z.2.0 
 7. Rizvic, Azovmash2.0 
 8. Koffi, DKV Joventut2.0 
 9. Pasco, Angelico BI2.0 
 10. Owens, BC Donet.2.0 


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  U.Olimpija
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Walsh, U.Olimpija26.7 
 2. Dean, Unicaja19.0 
 3. Kleiza, Olympiakos18.2 
 4. Jenkins, ALBA17.3 
 5. Winston, Lottomat.17.2 
 6. Pekovic, Panathin.17.2 
 7. Mickeal, Regal Barca16.8 
 8. Sato, Montepaschi16.6 
 9. Logan, Assec.Pr.16.4 
 10. Maric, Partiz.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travis WATSON
  Zalgiris
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Watson, Zalgiris10.2 
 2. Maric, Partizan9.0 
 3. Freeland, Unicaja7.8 
 4. Kleiza, Olympiakos7.6 
 5. Khryapa, CSKA7.4 
 6. Woods, Assec.Pr.7.2 
 7. McElroy, AL.7.0 
 8. Traore, AS.6.6 
 9. Splitter, Caja L.6.6 
 10. Kasun, Efes Pils.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Cook, Unicaja6.6 
 2. McIntyre, Montepas.6.2 
 3. Popovic, Lietuvos.5.6 
 4. Papaloukas, Olymp.5.5 
 5. Rubio, Regal Barca5.4 
 6. Khryapa, CSKA5.0 
 7. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.8 
 8. Sciarra, Orleans4.6 
 9. Spanoulis, Panath.4.6 
 10. Wisniewski, Maccab.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Lottomatica
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jaaber, Lottomat.2.8 
 2. Gordon, Cibona2.6 
 3. Eidson, Maccabi .2.4 
 4. Maric, Partizan2.2 
 5. McIntyre, Montepas.2.2 
 6. Lukauskis, AS.2.2 
 7. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.0 
 8. Perperoglou, Panath.2.0 
 9. Finley, Armani MI2.0 
 10. Lasme, Maccabi T.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 D''or FISCHER
  Maccabi T-A
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fischer, Maccabi .2.0 
 2. Lasme, Maccabi T-A1.8 
 3. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.8 
 4. Vranes, Partizan1.6 
 5. Sow, Assec.Prokom1.6 
 6. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.5 
 7. Begic, Zalgiris1.4 
 8. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.4 
 9. Morris, Regal B.1.2 
 10. Vazquez, Regal.1.2 


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Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Obie TROTTER
  ToPo
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Trotter, ToPo24.3 
 2. Johnson, LrNM.23.7 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.2 
 4. Turner, LrNM.21.8 
 5. Washington, KTP21.7 
 6. Hamm, Salon Vilpas20.9 
 7. Moye, Kouvot19.8 
 8. Elliott, Honka19.6 
 9. Lowe, Pyrinto19.5 
 10. Champion, FoKo.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  KTP
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. McDade, KTP11.5 
 2. Hamm, Salon Vilpas11.2 
 3. Vinson, FoKoPo11.2 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.5 
 5. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 6. Smith, Karhu9.5 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 8. Kotti, Honka9.1 
 9. Chones, Kataja8.8 
 10. Pearson, To.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Gibson, LrNM.4.5 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti4.0 
 3. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.9 
 4. Trotter, ToPo3.8 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto3.7 
 6. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.4 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait3.2 
 8. Favors, KTP3.2 
 9. Horton, Karhu2.8 
 10. Virtanen, Kata.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.2 
 3. Trotter, ToPo2.9 
 4. Davis, Kataja2.3 
 5. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 6. Washington, KTP2.1 
 7. Stewart, FoKoPo1.8 
 8. Elliott, Honka1.8 
 9. Bradford, Kataja1.8 
 10. Cummings, Hon.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti1.1 
 2. Pearson, ToPo1.0 
 3. Mulligan, Namika L.1.0 
 4. Hall, LrNM.0.7 
 5. Jones, Karhu0.7 
 6. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 7. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 8. Heiskanen, FoKoPo0.7 
 9. Neltner, Kouvot0.7 
 10. Washington, K.0.7 


KORISLIIGA: High expectations for Kristian Clarkson - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Kataja (Joensuu) has released C-F Kendall Chones (201-F-84, college: Colgate). Chones played on Kataja (3-12) roster 13 games averaging 13,4 ppg - 8,9 rpg in 27,0 mpg. Chones was 10 times in double digits and had five double-doubles. Kataja's Head Coach Pekka Salminen has high expectations now for Kristian Clarkson (202-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Widener NCAA3), who will replace Chones. Clarkson has played earlier professional basketball in Austria (Worthersee), Poland (Gornik Walbrzych) and in Spain (Plasencia Extremadura, LEB Silver).
There may become still more player changes on Top level. At least the injury list is getting longer all the time. The following players didn't play on round 15. Honka: Monte Cummings (knee injury), Corey Belser (ankle). ToPo: Corey Smith (knee), Hanno Mottola (foot). Kouvot: Matti Nuutinen (back). Pyrinto: Chris Hester (knee). YMCA Lahti: Ilkka Vuori (knee). KTP: Isaac Spencer (groin). YMCA Lappeenranta: Robert Turner (knee).



KORISLIIGA: Bryant McAllister in Kotka - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga (Top League) # 6 KTP, Kotka (8-7) has a new American G in town. Bryant McAllister (191-G-84, agency: Warren Sports International) will join KTP roster already tomorrow, when KTP will host vs Karhu, Kauhajoki. Actually McAllister will replace F Isaac Spencer (198-F-77, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Murray St.) (15,2 ppg - 8,0 rpg) for the coming 4 weeks as Spencer is on injured list (groin). McAllister comes from Duquesne U. (2002-06), where he averaged 19,7 ppg, 3,5 rpg and 4,8 apg as a Sr. Later McAllister has played in Germany ProB league (Muenchen Basket) 2007-08 and 1. Bundesliga (Paderborn Basket) 2008-09. In Bundesliga McAllister averaged 7,7 ppg - 1,7 rpg - 1,7 apg.

Pyrinto Tampere sign Tyrone Riley - by Eurobasket
Pyrinto Tampere agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Tyrone Riley (201-F-82, college: USF). Riley played most recently at Namika Lahti (Korisliiga). While playing 32 games for Namika Lahti his stats were: 4.9ppg and 2.8rpg; and he managed to score 14pts in his game with the team with total of 9 rebounds.
in 2007, Riley played 38 games at Polynorm Giants Bergen Op Zoom (Holland-Eredivisie) and averaged 15.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 41.2%, FT: 64.4%, 3Pts: 31.3% and he was Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game and Dutch Cup Semifinals
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  FRANCE   


ASVEL outsmarts Cibona 71-68 in thriller - by Eurobasket News
ASVEL - Cibona 71-68

ASVEL finally grabbed first Euroleague win this season and it happened mostly owing to Bobby Dixon (178-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Troy), who drained 17 points and handed out 8 assists. Kristjan Kangur (202-F-82) scored 13 and Ali Traore (207-C-85, college: S.Idaho JC) netted 12 pts. On the other side, Marko Tomas (201-G-85) and Marin Rozic (201-F-83) delivered 15 pts each in defeat. The Croatian champ also has 1-4 now in Group A.
Cibona had better beginning yesterday. Marko Tomas and his teammates grabbed quick 4-14 lead and later ended first period with 11-18. The Croatian champion increased its lead at the beginning of the second frame, but then Rawle Marshall and Ali Traore stepped up for ASVEL cutting the margin to 17-24. When it seemed that the host are waking up, Tomas, Bogdanovic and Andric shined for Cibona helping it to keep plus 7 until the half time, despite hosts were looking much better than in the first period. After the breather, ASVEL came to 31-35 deficit, but Marin Rozic responded with lay-up. In the finish of third period, Tomas, Troha and Vukusic were unmistakable from behind the arc lifting their team to impressive 43-58 after 30 minutes of play. However, ASVEL did not give up. After triple by Bobby Dixon and two Fts by Kristjan Kangur, they closed the gap to 60-65 with 2 minutes to go. Andric scored one FT and Dixon made a lay-up for ASVEL. Tomas missed for Cibona and on the other side Traore scored 2 for the hosts, after what Rozic missed a triple for the guests. Dewar got a long pass from Dixon and made a lay-up for plus 1 with 6 seconds to go. Visitors committed a mistake and Bobby Dixon was sent to the line, where he was unmistakable bringing his ASVEL first Euroleague win this season!

ASVEL: Bobby Dixon 17+8 as, Kristjan Kangur 13, Ali Traore 12
Cibona: Marko Tomas 15, Marin Rozic 15


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Pelister Bitola makes 'center rotation' - by Eurobasket News
FYR Macedonian outfit Pelister has announced that one of their centers Srdjan Vokic (205-C-81) has left the club, while at the same time they have brought back a familiar face. According to reports from Macedonian media, Pelister management did not have to look for replacement for too long. They have quickly reached agreement with Dorde Jovanovic (209-C-80) who has played for the club last season. Jovanovic helped Pelister make it to the National Cup Finals, and than has left the club prior to Playoffs. Pelister has been gaining momentum after appointment of Marjan Lazovski as Head Coach. Now with the addition of Jovanovic as well as return of Aleksandar Held, Pelister is expected to maintain its good form.
Srdjan Vokic started his career with Polet Keramika Novi Becej in 2000. After 5 seasons with the club, he moved to Hercegovac Bileca in 2005 and later finished the season with Romanian outfit ELBA Timisoara. Prior to coming to Pleister this year, Vokic also spent a season at Lartis AEK Larnacas and Kikinda. For Pelister he appeared in 9 games and has posted averages of 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
Dorde Jovanovic started his career with Buducnost Podgorica with whom he has won the National Title that season. He later played for the likes of Savinjski Hopsi Polzela, OKK Beograd and Petrom Elba Timisoara prior to signing with Krka Telekom Novo Mesto in 2005. For Krka, Jovanovic appeared in 10 games and averaged 10.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Following season he moved to Al Wihdat and later one he returned to Slovenia where he played for Parklji Bezigrad.


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Osiguranje 10-0 
 2. Feni Indistrija 8-2 
 3. Rabotnicki 5-4 
 4. Torus 5-4 
 5. Pelister 5-5 
 6. Plejmejker K. 4-6 
 7. Vardar 2000 3-6 
 8. Ovce Pole 3-7 
 9. MZT Skopje 3-8 
 10. AMMAK SP 1-5 


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Muhammed TACHI
  Orman Genc
  (200-G/F-81)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Tachi, MZT Skopje22.3 
 2. Ristic, Ovce Pole20.4 
 3. Cekovski, Rabotnicki19.2 
 4. Karadzovski, Torus18.7 
 5. Stojkovic, AMMAK S.18.7 
 6. Dimcevski, Vardar 18.0 
 7. Stojanovski, V.Osig.18.0 
 8. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje16.2 
 9. Life, Feni Indistrija15.8 
 10. Stanimirovic, Plej.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gjorgji CEKOVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (202-F/C-81)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cekovski, Rabotnicki10.8 
 2. Tmusic, AMMAK S.10.0 
 3. Opacik, Torus8.8 
 4. Held, Pelister8.6 
 5. Gjorevski, MZT S.8.5 
 6. Televski, Pelister7.3 
 7. Ristic, Ovce Pole6.8 
 8. Nuri, AMMAK S.6.8 
 9. Sovkovski, MZT S.6.7 
 10. Sokolov, Rabotnic.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PETROVIC
  Pelister
  (179-G-82)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Petrovic, Pelister5.4 
 2. Samardziev, Feni I.5.0 
 3. Stojanovski, Feni I.4.3 
 4. Kocov, Vardar 20004.1 
 5. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.0 
 6. Karadzovski, Torus3.9 
 7. Trajkovski, Plejme.3.5 
 8. Grncarov, V.Osig.3.5 
 9. Popovic, Feni I.3.4 
 10. Tasevski, Tor.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dejan RADULOVIC
  AMMAK SP
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Radulovic, AMMAK S.3.0 
 2. Dimitrovski, Rabot.2.3 
 3. Tasevski, Torus2.3 
 4. Karakolev, Torus2.0 
 5. Stojkovic, AMMAK S.2.0 
 6. Knezevic, Feni I.1.9 
 7. Grncarov, V.Osig.1.9 
 8. Stojanovski, V.Osig.1.7 
 9. Kostovski, V.Osig.1.6 
 10. Sovkovski, MZT.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni SIMIC
  V.Osiguruvanje
  (210-C-76)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje2.9 
 2. Krstevski, Vardar 1.8 
 3. Televski, Pelister1.6 
 4. Kralevski, Plejme.1.5 
 5. Nisavik, MZT S.1.4 
 6. Knezevic, Feni I.1.0 
 7. Kurciev, Ovce Pole1.0 
 8. Cekovski, Rabotnicki0.7 
 9. Janevski, Torus0.6 
 10. Todorovic, Ovce.0.5 


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  GERMANY   


Panathinaikos smashes Oldenburg 96-63 - by Eurobasket News
Panathinaikos - EWE Baskets 96-63

The Greens blasted EWE Baskets in Athens jumping to 4-1 in Preliminary Group D. Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) stepped up for the Greek powerhouse with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) had 14 and Strat Perperoglou (203-G-84) helped with 12 pts. Bryan Bailey (185-G-80, college: Bucknell) and Josh Carter (201-G/F-88, college: Texas A&M) netted 12 points each in loss. Their team dropped to 1-4.
PAO opened the game with 7-1 run, but visitors responded with 3-10 soon after that. After 10 minutes of play it was 23-21 for the hosts. Than in the second period Oldenburg shined making 0-11 run for plus 5 at the middle of it. Diamantidis and strat Perperoglou lifted PAO to minus 2, but Bryan Bailey and Josh Carter (triple and lay-up) brought 36-42 half time lead to Oldenburg. After the breather, the hosts showed up on the court with totally different attitude. Mike Batiste dominated in the paint, while Vassilis Spanoulis, Fotsis and Pekovic secured a great help. That was enough for impressive 30-14 in third period and 66-56 at the end of it. With six minutes left in the game, PAO was already 75-59 up and question about the winner was resolved.
In the next round, PAO will meet AJ Milano at home. Oldenburg will play against Asseco Prokom.

Panathinaikos: Mike Batiste 25+6 boards, Vassilis Spanoulis 14, Strat Perperoglou 12
EWE Baskets: Bryan Bailey 12, Josh Carter 12


The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Visit Koko Archibong And Seek To Shrink The Duesseldorf Giants November 28th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
With the way The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have been playing lately, one has to wonder who can have the most luck at the moment, the team, playing black jack in casino de Monte Carlo, Roulette at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, 21 at Ballys in Atlantic City or just trying to win some pocket change with the shell game on the Kaiser street in Frankfurt, but the way the gang of Murat Didin have lost the last two games, the team might want to find a good luck charm or just win comfortably instead when they face off against The Duesseldorf Giants on November 28th at 15.00. The biggest problem in the last weeks for Frankfurt has been their inability to get off to a good start and playing with luck as if they had secretly been spending time in casinos pressing their luck to see if it later works on the court? 'Frankfurt has to get off to a good start and show quickly who is boss on the court. If the game stays tight until the end, then it will be more like a roulette game and Frankfurt will have to hope to have the right players to execute in crunch time, otherwise losing their third game in a row would put a damper into their good start this season. Frankfurt has one of the deepest teams in the league and I think wont need to let it come to luck at the end and have no problem beating Duesseldorf by a comfortable margin', stressed Ehingen center Ruben Spoden (202-F-89). Fans usually love the close finishes and might have to get used to it this season. 'I think this style of winning close games will work for a long time. The team gives everything to win as does the coaching staff. This type of never die attitude defines how we play and it will continue I think. As soon as it stops, I think that our talent will not be able to keep up staying in and winning close games the way we have', said Skyliner German Fabian Franke (198-F-88).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners will not need to rub their eyes when they see a big athletic body soaring through the air to the basket, because even though Duesseldorf is known as the German city of fashion, it surely wont be Germany Next Top Model jury member Bruce Darnell, but most likely ex Skyliner Koko Archibong (202-F-81, college: Pennsylvania) who will be spending even more time near the hoop then in the past, mainly because he has been transformed into a center by Duesseldorf coach Achim Kuczmann . 'In the modern basketball of today, having Koko Archibong play center is nothing unusual', stressed Ruben Spoden. Frankfurt will not confront a big wide center like an Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia), but a quick and athletic 202cm player in Koko Archibong. 'Koko is a mismatch on the 3-4 positions. He is too quick on the 4 position and too big for the 3 position. When we played them in Duesseldorf, he played the four, but it will be interesting how Frankfurt will defend him. An interesting duel if it happened would be Derrick Allen-Koko Archibong. Both are quick players, but Allen is the better post player, while Archibong is the better perimeter player. Both are quite even at rebounding', warned Giessen 46er center Jannik Freese (211-F/C-86, agency: Liman Sports). One should not underestimate the perimeter play of Allen either, he likes to dabble out there with his jump shot and has very much improved his shot from there. Frankfurt saw enough of Macabbi Tel Aviv forward Alan Anderson (198-G/F-82, college: Michigan St.) flying to the hoop recently and will need to set up a non flying zone in the zone against Koko Archibong. 'Frankfurt has to be very physical with Archibong. As a non classical center, he is playing out of position. They have to limit his ground game and not give him any easy baskets', stressed 2009 BBL scoring champion Omari Westley (201-F-82, college: Cleveland St.)y who is playing in Kuwait this season. Archibong has been doing a good job at center for Duesseldorf and his teammates are sure it will benefit throughout the season. 'He is our starting center. For the team, it is more like having two power forwards on the floor at all times. Everyone knows that Koko is a great defender. He is able to guard big men as well as guards. He is not a center or guard, but moreover a big mismatch problem for opponents, commented Duesseldorf American Zack Whiting (193-G-84, college: Chaminade) a month ago. Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) has been told stories about the ex Skyliner, but seems less impressed about his new role. 'He is an athletic player and plays hard, but playing out of position. We have to make that our advantage', added Aubrey Reese. 'Duesseldorf have had injuries, so he has helped out in many positions. Koko plays well at any position and just has a big heart', stressed Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ).

Duesseldorf is a city rich in tradition with many different sports teams including the Ice Hockey team DEG Metro Stars who were founded in 1967 and have won 8 German DEL titles. The city also has soccer club Fortuna Duesseldorf that were German champions in 1933, won the German Cup in 1979 and 1980 and were UEFA cup finalist in 1980, but since 1987 have been absent from the first league. The city also has the oldest German Football team with the Panthers and used to have the American Football team in the World League with the Rhein Fire that won the World Bowl in 1998 and 2000 before becoming history as the league folded in 2007. 'It is really nice when you have sports and fashion together in one city. It is great when you can go anywhere and see sports and fashion in so many places. If you have an income, then it is a great place to live in. For me Duesseldorf is the Istanbuhl of Turkey or the Milan of Italy', said Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ).

Duesseldorf also has a creative touch for establishing athletes in many different sports like Inka Grings (Soccer), Mats Schobel (Ice Hockey), Oliver Korn (Field Hockey), Tanja Szewczenko (figure skating), Benjamin Kleibrink (Fencing, Olmpic medallist Peking 2008), Michael Preetz (Soccer) and Uwe Kamps (Soccer). 'It is great to have so many exceptional athletes from many differents sports coming from Duesseldorf. This brings extra work to Duesseldorf coach Achim Kuczmann needs to create something and develop a future in basketball in the area', expressed Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ).

Duesseldorf also is known as the city of fashion as it brought the world the discovery of miss legs Claudia Schiffer and has over 600 show rooms. There is no player that could ever be a suitable matchup against Claudia Schiffer on the catwalk, joked Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). Duesseldorf also quietly is the second biggest city bank and finance place in Germany after Frankfurt. It also boasts famous international companies like Lreal, Vodafone, Henkel and Thyssenkrupp just to mention a few. Tourists can also never get bored at night as Duesseldorf is known as having the longest counter in the world as in the Altstadt there are hundreds of bars and restaurants. Duesseldorf is also known for having a well known International wine fair. 'Maybe after practice on Friday, I can go get a beer in the Altstadt with Kamil and relax and then falla sleep, but the players will not come. Wine is a tradition drink of all of Europe. With so much nightlife and fashion shows and sports, it would be a surprise not to have wine in Duesseldorf', joked Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ).

Sometimes even if a team is having a lot of success, an unexpected change happens even if it cant be altered or liked by the fans. In the NBA, teams changing addresses is not uncommon as the Seattle Supersonics left the north and headed south east to Oklahoma. In the last years the Vancouver Grizzlies moved to Memphis, while The Charlotte Hornets left for New Orleans. In the BBL, there is much less money involved than in the NBA, but that doesnt change the largeness of the heart of the fans. After The Bayer Giants Leverkusen lost their sponsor Bayer two seasons ago practically overnight, they were left scrambling looking for a new sponsor. The only way out was moving up the Rhine river to Dsseldorf and leaving 15 BBL titles and 10 cup wins behind in Leverkusen. After the five game thrilling playoff series last season between Frankfurt-Leverkusen, it may be difficult not getting off the highway exit Bay arena, but going the 20 extra kilometres to Duesseldorf.

Even though the new era is in its second season in the city of fashion in Duesseldorf, it still has some recognizable faces in the organization. German mastermind coach Achim Kuczmann is back at the helm and he brought two important ingredients Americans Brant Bailey (202-F-77, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point) and Brendan Winters (195-G/F-83, college: Davidson) with him. German Gordon Geib (180-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) also followed Kuczmann to Duesseldorf and he is also an important piece to the puzzle. He was with Leverkusen since he was 16 and was an institution there. There he fit together with Leverkusen as well as toast and jam. He still lives in Leverksuen and commutes to work every day. Leverkusen is history and in terms of Basketball will never be forgotten, but after reaching the playoffs the last two years in walking distance of the Bayer factory, the team now wants to continue their success in the city with the most expensive shopping street, the Konigsalle.

Last season, The Duesseldorf Giants finished the 2008-2009 season in 12th place winning 14 games and losing 20 games and it was no secret that playing the first season in a new home would not be as easy in the win column as well as financially. Especially in a city that has so many sporting teams getting fans into the Burg Wchter Castello would not be as easy as getting fans to see Tokyo Hotel, but the club did average 2,500 people per game last season. After the Giants left Leverkusen, many fans were not content in going to Duesseldorf, but one can only stay away from basketball for so long and with time new fan clubs have been established and the club has gained 12 schools as cooperation partners. Giants manager Claudio Di Padova is confident that the future of the organization is headed in a rosy direction. 'We were able to keep all our sponsors. Duesseldorf is in a good finance region and there is a lot of potential. We are on our may to establish basketball despite a lot of competition for Soccer and Ice Hockey. We want to belong to the top in 3-5 years', stressed Di Padova.

The Duesseldorf Giants started out cold in 2009-2010, but still had a record of 3-3 on November 1st, but since then have gone on a five game losing streak and currently very far away from the playoff standings at 16th place. The biggest win so far was a 70-69 win against The Telekom Baskets Bonn and a blow out at home against The Giessen 46ers 73-49. The team also looked anything like a post season team losing 88-60 against Ratiopharm Ulm or 101-96 at MBC. Are the problems of the team only the usual early season blues of still having to find their rhythm? 'We had been leading the whole game against Bonn until the last 20 seconds when Artur Kolodziejski (195-F/G-79) hit a three pointer from the corner giving Bonn the one point lead. We took a time out and drew up a play. Brendan Winters missed a shot and Koko Archibong swooped to the hoop hit the shot with a put back to win the game. We had to change some games and we started with three road games which is always tough. We had some tough calls in Trier as well', added Duesseldorf guard Zack Whiting. Despite the slow start, The Duesseldorf Giants seem to be more versatile as a team then the last few years. 'Coach Kuczmanns focus is more on defense this season. Our team is older and has more experience this season. We can work more on defensive rotations and our defense has gotten better. On offense we are more organized and structured and are running more set plays. The difference this season is that late in the game we have more structure instead of doing 1-1 plays and losing the lead. Our structure will help us win more games this season', warned Zack Whiting (193-G-84, college: Chaminade) Currently the team is on a five game losing streak and it is no secret that animals that are wounded are most dangerous. 'Every game is big and Duesseldorf will be like an animal forcing food, but since they might be wounded, we cant look like nice food for them to eat', stressed Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). 'I dont think that we are like a wounded animal. We always play dangerous as do all the teams in the league', stressed Duesseldorf guard Zack Whiting

The Duesseldorf Giants are led by 28 year old Nigerian-American Koko Archibong who is averaging 14,4ppg, 6,6rpg and 1,2 apg. In the loss to The Walters Tigers Tuebingen, he had his most rebounds as a pro in Germany with 13 and led the club with five assists from the center position. He has celebrated winning the French championship in France with Pau Orthez as well as the German championship in 2005 with Bamberg. He was the last NBA cut of The Los Angeles Lakers in 2003 and is a perfect fit to the team giving them the needed experience, but unfortunately it has not paid off in wins yet. 24 year old 188 cm guard Bobby Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Va Commonwealth), who comes from Onancock, Virginia is averaging 11,6ppg, 1,8rpg and 1,8apg. He is a combo guard that is an excellent marksman on the court and he has a lot of poise on the court. This will be his third season as a professional and he showed his outstanding scoring qualities in Iceland and Holland. Last season with Rotterdam, he averaged 18,8ppg, 4,0rpg, 3,0apg and 2,1spg. 26 year old 195cm shooting guard Brendan Winters, who hails from Denver, Colorado must of really gotten used to the big city feeling of Duesseldorf, because he will be playing his second season on the Rhine. He comes from a Basketball family as his father Brian played at South Carolina and was a two time NBA All Star with The Los Angeles Lakers. This season, he is averaging 11,2ppg, 3,5rpg and 1,6apg. His most dangerous asset is his shot. 'Winters can shoot from anywhere. He reminds me a lot of JJ Rednick. He uses the screens well, takes what the defense gives him and is always very tough on the court', warned ex Giessen 46er guard Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, college: NC-Greensboro) who is playing for Lahti in Finland this season.

32 year old 202cm forward American Brant Bailey is playing his fourth season with the Giants. He has a lot of experience having played in six countries and is an intense player with a good attitude that can score and rebound. This season, he is averaging 10,4ppg and 2,6rpg. 'He is a tough shooter that drives hard to his right. Frankfurt should force him to go left. He is not a bad defender, but I would go at him on offense', said Omari Westley who is playing currently in Kuwait. 24 year old 203cm forward Jonathan Cox (203-F-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Drake) from Barrington, Illinois is a BBL rookie playing his first season in Germany and is averaging 7,7ppg, and 5,6rpg. He played at Drake University in Iowa with ex Skyliner Adam Emmenecker (185-G-85, college: Drake). In his senior year, he played 33 games averaging 12.5ppg, 8.5rpg, FGP: 43.9%, 3Pts: 41.3%, FT: 71.6%. 'He is a very good shooter', commented ex Braunschweig center Jannik Freese. 'Cox is still learning to play the pick and roll, but he is a good shooter and rebounder and is difficult to guard', added Zack Whiting The heart and soul of the team is 26 year old 180cm guard Gordon Geib, who plays like an angry pit bull on the court who has been neglected and not gotten his dinner or left out in the cold with a lock on the dog house door. He has been with the club since 1999 and belongs to the best and most physical defenders in the league and with a strong upper body will take it on with anyone most likely even if John Bowler (206-F-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: E.Michigan) and Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) were coming at him at full speed, he would probably end up on the floor, but get up as if it had been nothing. He is very good at forcing opponents to offensive fouls and turnovers. One would of thought that the A-2 German National player would of gotten more time in the last two years, but coach Achim Kuczmann has been rotating him with Whiting and Carter. This season, he is averaging 5,3ppg, 1,6rpg and 1,2apg. 28 year old 203cm forward Logan Kosmalski (203-F-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Davidson) from Bedford, Texas is playing his second season in Duesseldorf after having played two years in France and one season in Poland. This season, he is averaging 5,3ppg, and 3,5rpg. 'He is a big strong post guy that has a decent 15 footer and can nail the three pointer. Frankfurt should not allow him to get any early post touches and make him finish over the top. He is a slow footed defender so they should attack him to draw the fouls', stated ex Nordlingen American Omari Westleyy.

24 year old 191cm American TJ Carter from Mechanicsville, Maryland is playing his second season with Duesseldorf after averaging 9.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 67.1% last season and has gotten off to a slow start this season averaging 4,8ppg, 2,6rpg and 1,5apg. He had nine points against Tuebingen, but also six turnovers. He can be a threat at anytime and is just waiting to explode. 'Frankfurt has to give him space and live with him taking the jump shot. He can penetrate very well and Frankfurt cant let him disrupt their defense. He is a good defender and rebounder as well and they should contain him as best as possible', warned Omari Westleyy. Another guy that has gotten off to a slow start is 25 year old 193cm guard Californian Zack Whiting He led the BBL in assists in 2008, but this season is averaging only 4,3ppg, 1,9rpg and 3,3apg. He showed his all around talent making a triple double in 2008 against The Giessen 46ers with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. 'He is a pure point guard, that can get the job done and makes everybody around him better', commented North Carolina native Ricky Hickman. He is only averaging 20 minutes and not the 30 that most might of expected. It is obvious that the less playing time a player gets, the less happy he will be about it. 'I have to be honest that I am disappointed. Every guy wants to play but it is frustrating sitting on the bench. We are many guards, but when coach sees something in a game then he will sub accordingly. If he needs a defender in or a scorer then that is what he will do. The team needs to understand how he coaches and the team does. I also understand this and the most important thing is too win no matter who plays', stressed Zack Whiting The team also has the very talented Spoler twins with Tom and Ben who are 206cm and 21 years of age . Last season, it was Tom that found his way into 16 games averaging 2,8ppg and 1,8rpg, but so far this season, it has been his brother Ben, who has found more of the playing time averaging 3,8ppg and 1,3rpg. Tom Spoeler (206-F-88) is averaging only 0,8ppg and 2,0rpg. 23 year old 195cm shooting guard Matthias Goddek is playing his sixth season with the Giants, but is still looking for his breakthrough and is averaging 3,3ppg this season. He can hurt an opponent with his deadly three pointer.

The Duesseldorf Giants have lost their last five games in a row and their last two at home and will have to find a way to jump out of their hole before The Deutsche Bank Skyliners cement the little opening of daylight. Frankfurt is coming off two close loses and a big defensive effort against Alba Berlin playing without captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) and Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona). Frankfurt should be back at full strength. Frankfurt won the last two games against The Duesseldorf Giants and unless Bruce Darnell steps on to the court in a Frankfurt jersey, this should be a game that Frankfurt should win. The only danger is that Duesseldorf are desperate for a win and will have the home court advantage. 'Duesseldorf likes to play fast and should try to mix it up. Frankfurt should try to play calm and not be influenced or disturbed by the quick Duesseldorf game', stated German Jannik Freese. Duesseldorf have been known in the past as being a team that just shoots, shoots, shoots and shoots from outside until the siren sounds and they win. The team is more versatile this season with a healthy inside/out game having Kosmalski, Cox and Archibong under the hoop and having some skilled sharpshooters with Winters, Walker and TJ Carter. Brant Bailey is a skilled scorer, but will most likely not play due to an injury. The team has very solid point guards with Geib and Whiting, but this team has played way below their potential. It is only a matter of time before the team wakes up. Their best three point shooter is Koko Archibong who is averaging 47% from the parking lot and their most dangerous shooter Winters is shooting only 37%. If Frankfurt can limit their open shots from outside, the they should be able to close the zone as well. American Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) could play a big part in this game. 'Frankfurt cant allow any open shots for any Duesseldorf players. Make them finish at the rim and over the top. Frankfurt will win if they more physical and limit their open looks', warned Omari Westleyy. Frankfurt will have Pascal Roller and Greg Jenkins back and with the exception of Qarraan Calhoun who most likely will miss the game because of sickness, the club will be able to display a potent game plan. 'We have to get back out on the transition and work on getting easy baskets. We have to protect the paint and rebound well and just focus on the little things and we will be ok', warned Skyliner guard Aubrey Reese. Respect is a word that is global and important in any phase in life, but especially in basketball where the right feeling can be the difference between a win and loss. 'You have to have respect for Duesseldorf, but if you forget, then they could become a big problem for us. Winters and Whiting know Basketball, Koko has so much experience and Geib can score on any night', warned Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ).

One thing is for sure, Both teams will physically have enough energy after a good healthy Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. 'I think we will go out after practice and have a little Thanksgiving celebration and watch some Football games. I have been in Europe since 2001 and have missed many Thanksgivings in the last years and now I look back and think how special the past Thanksgivings were spending time with my family and friends in the States', added Aubrey Reese. The Duesseldorf Giants host The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on November 28th at 15:00.



Adamczak to Weissenhorn - Schirmer left - by Moritz Korff
BC Scholz Recycling Weissenhorn, currently seventh in the 2. Bundesliga Pro B standings, have made a deal with Nico Adamczak (189-G-90, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement). Adamczak started this current season with Pro A outfit ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen, but left the club after one game played. The Berlin native, who is 19 years of age, competed for the German U16 and U18 National Team in the past. During 2008-2009 Adamczak appeared in 13 games of the Regionalliga North and averaged 3.9 points per contest for ALBA Berlin II.
Meanwhile, Ralph Schirmer (203-F/C-86) has left the Weissenhorn team due to injury problems, as the local newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine reported recently.



Zack Whiting (Duesseldorf Giants)Pregame Thoughts To Deutsche Bank Skyliners Game November 28th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Zack Whiting (193-G-84, college: Chaminade) is a 25 year old 193 cm guard from California who is playing his third professional basketball season in Germany. He played at Chaminade (NCAA2) and in his senior year played 27 games averaging 20.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 10.7 apg, 2.1 spg, 56.4 % FG, 49.1 % 3FG. In his rookie season in the BBL in 2007-2008, he played for The Bayer Giants Leverkusen playing 39 games and averaging 7.5ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-1 (4.5apg), 1.3spg, 2FGP: 43.0%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 63.6%. Last season, he played for the Artland Dragons playing 16 games and averaging 4.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.8apg; Eurocup: 3 games: 3.0ppg, 1.7apg before moving to the Duesseldorf Giants playing 13 games averaging 8.5ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-3 (4.4apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT-1 (60.0%), FT: 71.2%. He spoke to eurobasket about the first few months of the new season. He spoke with eurobasket a few days before the game against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners.

Another tough loss against The Walter Tigers Tuebingen. You guys scored only 55 points. Why didnt the offense get started?


We werent patient on offense and we were never able to get back into the game.

The team is riding a five game losing streak. Any need to panic yet?

There is no need to panic yet. We have not played all teams yet. There is still the second half of the season to be played and I hope we will be totally healthy then.

What are the biggest problems with the team?


Our lack to finish games and limiting turnovers.

Sometimes saying we need to win that next game to get the monkey off our back is easier said then done. How tough is the momentary situation for The Duesseldorf Giants?

When you have a long losing streak then it is always tough, because wanting to win that next game is always in the back of your head no matter where you are. When your off the court and at home with the family, you are always thinking about it. It is just tough mentally.

Koko Archibong had another monster game in a losing cause against The Walter Tigers Tuebingen with 7 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. How comfortable is he now as center?



Well Koko has no real position. We can use him anyway we want. If we need good mobility then we can use him at the position, but he can also guard a center due to mismatch problems. With our offense, we can run certain plays for certain guys. Koko is not necessarily a five man, but he may guard a center.

The next game is against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Frankfurt has the edge on paper, but you have the home court so who has advantage?

We will always have the advantage at home. We always play well at home. We only had one bad game at home this season. We took Bamberg into overtime losing a close game.

Are The Duesseldorf Giants a wounded animal currently? It is no secret that wounded animals are most dangerous when wounded.


We are not a wounded animal. We will always play dangerous, but all teams in the league are dang
erous.

How difficult is it or an American spending Thanksgiving so far away from home?


It is not so difficult since my family is here with me. I tend to think back about the memories of past Thanksgivings and think about the tradition. We will have a team dinner and celebrate Thanksgiving.

I hear the Football games in the back round. What are your three picks for the Thanksgiving games?



Green Bay Packers will beat the Detroit Lions, The Oakland Raiders will get by the Dallas Cowboys and The New York Giants will beat The Denver Broncos.

What was the last DVD that you saw?


2012 was a good movie, but I wouldnt recommend the movie to people who are afraid of the world coming to an end.

Thanks Zack and good luck in the next games.

Thanks.



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  GREECE   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Jamie ARNOLD
  DASH Peristeri
  (203-F-75)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Arnold, DASH P.21.5 
 2. Abrams, Trikalla21.3 
 3. Harris, VAP K.19.5 
 4. Kleiza, Olympiakos18.0 
 5. McGrath, AEK18.0 
 6. Haralabidis, Panell.17.5 
 7. Green, AEK17.0 
 8. Gregory, PAOK16.3 
 9. Dixon, Aris16.0 
 10. Francis, A.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travon BRYANT
  Panionios
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Bryant, Panionios12.0 
 2. Massie, Olimpia L.10.0 
 3. Francis, AEK8.0 
 4. Alexander, Kavala.7.8 
 5. Arnold, DASH P.7.3 
 6. Fotsis, Panathinaikos6.5 
 7. Kleiza, Olympiakos6.5 
 8. Rogers, Panionios6.3 
 9. Harissis, VAP K.6.0 
 10. Tapoutos, PA.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  Olympiakos
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Teodosic, Olympiakos5.5 
 2. Papaloukas, Olymp.5.0 
 3. Keys, C.C. Marousi4.5 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios4.0 
 5. Butler, Olimpia L.3.8 
 6. Beverley, Olympiakos3.7 
 7. Hammonds, DASH P.3.3 
 8. Karidas, Ilysiakos3.3 
 9. Spanoulis, Panath.3.3 
 10. Diamantidis, Pana.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Travon BRYANT
  Panionios
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Bryant, Panionios5.0 
 2. Nikolaidis, AEK3.3 
 3. Carter, Ilysiakos3.0 
 4. Cummings, Ilysiakos2.3 
 5. Hammonds, DASH P.2.3 
 6. Dixon, Aris2.0 
 7. Lukas, C.C. M.1.8 
 8. Miles, Aris1.8 
 9. Zoroski, Panionios1.8 
 10. Kafkis, PA.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ioannis BOUROUSIS
  Olympiakos
  (212-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bourousis, Olympiakos2.0 
 2. Petway, Ilysiakos1.8 
 3. Arnold, DASH P.1.3 
 4. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.3 
 5. Homan, C.C. M.1.3 
 6. Pekovic, Panathin.1.3 
 7. Fotsis, Panathinaikos1.3 
 8. Carter, Ilysiakos1.0 
 9. Kendall, C.C. M.1.0 
 10. Green, Olimpia.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2
A2 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Gagaloudis, Oly P 24.6
2. Totsios, Ikaroi 18.2
3. Tsoutsos, Dafni 18.1
4. Liakopoulos, Per. 18
5. Sizopoulos, Arkad. 17
Rebounds Per Game
1. Amato, Perama 12.8
2. Latovic, Rethymn 11.4
3. Koutroulias, Near 7.6
4. Jovanovic, Arkad. 7.6
5. Despos, Iraklis 6.4
Assists Per Game
1. Gagaloudis, Oly. 6.2
2. Liakopoulos, Per. 5.8
3. Vassilopoulos, Da 5.8
4. Kiriakopoul. KAOD 4.8
5. Zoupas, Amyntas 4.2
Steals Per Game
1 KOUKOURAVAS, XANTHI 1.8
2 GKAGKALOUDIS, OLYMPIADA P.1.8
3 PETROVIC, IRA 1.8
4. KARAPOST. IRA 1.8
5 DIMITRIADIS, ERMIS L1.5
Blocks Per Game
1 VAGENAS, OFI 1.2
2ANAGNOSTOPOULOS, XANTHI 1.2
3 DESPOS, IRA 0.8
4 AMATO, ERMIS 0.8
5 SOUFLIAS, OFI 0.5
2FGP
1.FOTIOU, EGALEO73%2.KOSANOVIC, OLYMPIADA P. 73%3.MAGOUNIS, AGOR 73%
3FGP
1.PAPAKONSTANTINOU, ERMIS L 75%
2 LIANOS, DAFNI 75%
3.GKAGKALOUDIS, OLYMPIADA P.75%
Free Throws
1.KIRIAKOPOULOS , KAOD 100%
2. KOSANOVIC, OLYMPIADA P. 100%
3.SIZOPOULOS, ARKADIKOS 93%
Ranking
1 MADRIH, OLYMPIADA P. 1.222
2 TSOTSOS, ERMIS L. 0.918
3 GKAGKALOUDIS, OLYMPIADA P. 0.887


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


Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas sign Rolandas Alijevas, and DeJuan Collins with Kavala/Panorama - by Eurobasket
Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas signed 24-year old Swiss guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85). Alijevas played most recently at Krka Novo Mesto (Slovenia). While playing 3 games for B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in 2008-09his stats were: 1.0ppg, 1.3apg: Lithuanian League: 5 games: 5.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.2apg; Euroleague: 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.0spg, in Dec.08 moved to Krka Novo Mesto (Slovenia-Liga UPC), 1reb, 2ast, 2steals; Adriatic League: 4 games: 10.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.5apg, and later that month signed at AEL 1964 Larissa (Greece-A1, starting five), Greek League: 8 games: 9.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.0apg.

DeJuan Collins (188-G-76, college: Tuskegee) agreed terms with Kavala/Panorama. previously in 2008-09 Collins played at Lokomotiv Rostov na Donu (Russia-A Superleague, starting five): 7 games: 8.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 68.2%, in Dec.'08 moved to Cajasol Sevilla (Spain-ACB, starting five): Spanish League: 5 games: 3.8ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.4apg, 1.6spg; EuroChallenge: 4 games: 4.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg
By Eurobasket Data Center


Div.B Stats Leaders
Greek B Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Rodostoglou, Pier. 21.2
2 Hopson, Paner. 19.6
3 Cuk, Pierikos, 19
4 Melas, Doukas 18.2
5 Papoulidis, Douka 18.1
6 Filiousis, AIAS 16.1
7 Veskoukis, Apol.P.15.9
8 Psileas, Lavrio. 15.8
9 Theos, Panelefs. 15.7
10 Koronides Apoll.P 15
Rebounds Per Game
1 Cuk, PArhelaos 8
2 Theos, Panelefs. 6.2
2 Papoulidis, Doukas 6.2
4 Papadopoulo, Pan. 5.8
4 Gamouras, AKalam.5.8
6 Maltesios, MAlex. 5.7
7 Kyriakidis, KAigiou 5.6
Assists Per Game
1 Koronides, APatras 3.6
2 Filiousis, AIAS 3.4
2 Kothras, AFloga 3.4
4 Trantas, Mantoul. 3.2
4 Katsivelis, Mantou. 3.2
6 Hatzikostis, AParas. 3
7 Giannakopoul, Lav. 2.8
Steals Per Game
1 Rodostogl, PArhel. 2.6
2 Hopson of Paneryt. 2.5
5 Melas, Doukas 2
6 Sfeikos, MENT 2
7 Gavanopoulos, AEK 2


Panathinaikos smashes Oldenburg 96-63 - by Eurobasket News
Panathinaikos - EWE Baskets 96-63

The Greens blasted EWE Baskets in Athens jumping to 4-1 in Preliminary Group D. Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) stepped up for the Greek powerhouse with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) had 14 and Strat Perperoglou (203-G-84) helped with 12 pts. Bryan Bailey (185-G-80, college: Bucknell) and Josh Carter (201-G/F-88, college: Texas A&M) netted 12 points each in loss. Their team dropped to 1-4.
PAO opened the game with 7-1 run, but visitors responded with 3-10 soon after that. After 10 minutes of play it was 23-21 for the hosts. Than in the second period Oldenburg shined making 0-11 run for plus 5 at the middle of it. Diamantidis and strat Perperoglou lifted PAO to minus 2, but Bryan Bailey and Josh Carter (triple and lay-up) brought 36-42 half time lead to Oldenburg. After the breather, the hosts showed up on the court with totally different attitude. Mike Batiste dominated in the paint, while Vassilis Spanoulis, Fotsis and Pekovic secured a great help. That was enough for impressive 30-14 in third period and 66-56 at the end of it. With six minutes left in the game, PAO was already 75-59 up and question about the winner was resolved.
In the next round, PAO will meet AJ Milano at home. Oldenburg will play against Asseco Prokom.

Panathinaikos: Mike Batiste 25+6 boards, Vassilis Spanoulis 14, Strat Perperoglou 12
EWE Baskets: Bryan Bailey 12, Josh Carter 12


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


Hellenic Cup: Iraklis is in the Final Four! - by Chris Mammides
Iraklis Thessaloniki is officially the first A2 team which will play in the Final Four after nearly fifteen years! Leuteris Kakiousis troops were amazing and with Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (198-F/G-77), Sotiris Karapostolou (194-G-80, college: S.New Hampshire), Caslte and Lampropoulos playing like real A1 players beat totally the 'boring' team of Panionios and Coach Nenad Markovic at every single edge in the court. Especially Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou was really amazing, this player is a real luxury in the A2 courts, the Greek-Serbian player scored 27 points and was the dominant in the three out of four quarters for the Thessaloniki team, the fourth and most crucial quarter, the veteran Terell Casle (182-G-72, college: Nicholls St.) and the top perforemer in the A2 league, Fotis Lambropoulos (206-F-83) took the initiatives and when Barry Elder (193-G-82, college: Georgia Tech) (top performer with Dimitris Papanikolaou (202-F-77) on behalf of the visiting site) tried to turn the game up side down with his six personal points at the mid to end of the fourht quarter (the deficit was cut of from 12 points to 4), Lampropoulos and Terell Casle scored 6 crucial points and gave an end to the boring basketball of Panionios. The highlight of the game was the amazing block stop of Savas Kamberidis over the American Rice, 4.24 before the end of the game!
The quarters were: 21-20, 41-45, 62-54, and the final 78-71. Top scorers for the two teams were the following:

Iraklis Thessaloniki: Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou 27, Sotiris Karapostolou 17, Terell Casle 10, Lambropoulos 8
Panionios: Barry Elder 14, Ivan Zoroski (195-G-79) 16.
Iraklis Thessaloniki will face the triple crowners team of Panathinaikos in another do or die game for the semi finals somewhere in MArch of 2010.


Second division: Round 6 Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
Lavrio - Mantoulides 88-83
Another victory for Coach Serelis troops, this time it was Mantoulidis turn, Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82) and Psileas were once more the top performers for the Lavrio team who face some problems in the first quarter as Pallis played amazingly followed by Kostas Dalpas (200-F-84) parameter shooting performance.
Quarters: 18-30, 36-46, 64-56, 88-83.
Top scorers:
Lavrio: Dionysios Giannakopoulos 25, Psileas 17.
Mantoulides: Kostas Dalpas 17, Pallis 23.


Panerythraikos Pierikos Arhelaos 70-77
A very important road win was succeeded in this sixth round from Coach Galanis troops in Nea Erythrea. Even though the first quarter was a monologue from the trio Papadopoulos, Dimitris Rozolis (187-G-84), Pluteski on behalf of Panerythraikos but in the second half the Top scorer of the division, Gannis Rodostoglou (197-G-83) together with the top rebounder of the division Cuk took over and put a stepping stone in Panerythraikos winning dreams
Quarters: 27-16, 43-31, 47-56, 70-77.
Panerythraikos: Dimitris Rozolis 12, Pluteski 14, Papadopoulos 18
Pierikso Arhelaos: Mitsakis 13, Cuk 15, Gannis Rodostoglou 18.


Apollon Patras Anagennisi Floga 84-70
The Patras team took the initiatives from the very beginning and with Veskoukis and Jelic ina great day face no problem against Coach Kontogiannis teams and Moisiadis performance
Quarters: 21-11, 40-30, 65-52, 84-70.
Top Scorers:
Apollon Patras: Veskoukis 24, Jelic 25, Vlahopoulos 15, Anastasios Traianos (195-F/G-87) 13
Anagennisi: Moisiadis 16, Galanidis 13, Kothras 12.


M. Alexandros AEK Argous 66-72
Coach Oikonomakis team succeeded a great road win after winning in Thessaloniki the team of Coach Kontonasios, M. Alexandros with 66-71. Top performer for the Argos team was Nikolopoulos followed by Giannis Lappas (200-F-76) while from the home team which continues the winless record these first six weeks, top scorer was once more Dimas
Quarters: 15-19, 23-32, 34-49, 66-72.
M. Alexandros: Dimas 13
AEK Argous: Giannis Lappas 17, Nikolopoulos 18

AIAS - Doukas 76-64
An easy afternoon for AIAS took place in the sixth week of the second division league, Babis Paritsis (199-F-85) and Filiousis lead the scor on behalf of Coach Hatzoulis team while from the visiting site of Coach Giannopoulos top scorer was Yfantis followed by Melas.
Quarters: 23-16, 38-27, 55-45, 76-64.
AIAS: Filiousis 14, Babis Paritsis 20, Siolios 12
Doukas: Koukouras 12, Yfantis 19, Melas 15

Komotini Apollon Kalamarias 70-73
The surprise of the sixth round took place in Komotini as Korfas visiting site succeeded an amazing road win over Coach Foteinakis team, with Gamouras and Nanis helping the team in the last crucial minutes. Top scorer for the home team was once more Troulialis
Quarters: 20-19, 38-34,54-51, 70-73.
Top scorers:
Komotini: Troulialis 16, Tsakonitis and Koutsogiannsi 13 points per head.
Apollon Kalamarias: Gamouras 18, Nanis and Pantsios 12 per head.

ΜΕΝΤ Agia Paraskevi 80-63
An easy afternoon for the home team of Coach Mouratidis took place in Thessaloniki, Godopoulos and Brozos were great and help their team to succeed and add another victory in their series. Coach Tsafaras Agia Paraskevi considered being among the weakest teams of the league, top performer was Christodoulos
Quarters: 16-24, 36-36, 64-52, 80-63.
ΜΕΝΤ: Godopoulos 17, Brozos 16
Agia Paraskevi: Alexandros Sarikas (188-G-81) 18, Christodoulos 18 and Hatzikostis 15.

Panelefsiniakos Keravnos Aigio 69-57
The visiting site of Coach Giatras remain in the game for 35 minutes after that Ekine and Kiriakidis stopped their engines and Coach Skarafingas team with leading figures the usual suspects Theos and Tyrlas ended the game for the Elefsina team.
Quarters: 17-13, 33-30, 47-45, 69-57.
Top scorers:
Panelefsiniakos: Giorgos Tirlas (198-F-80) 27, Theos 17
Keravnos: Ekine 14, Kiriakidis 11.



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  HOLLAND   


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.21.3 
 2. Gibson, ZZ Leiden19.6 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.0 
 4. McGhee, ZZ Leiden16.6 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.15.8 
 6. Mason, EclipseJet15.0 
 7. Thomas, M.Magix14.8 
 8. Gordon, Landstede14.7 
 9. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden14.6 
 10. Blue, GasTerra.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.10.3 
 2. McGhee, ZZ Leiden9.3 
 3. Ellis, GasTerra F.9.1 
 4. Hilliman, Rotterdam8.3 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.8.0 
 6. Boxley, ZZ Leiden7.8 
 7. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.7.4 
 8. Griffin, Giants7.4 
 9. Hendley, Landstede7.2 
 10. Kuijper, ZZ Leid.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.4 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.7 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.8 
 4. Bostain, GasTerra.4.6 
 5. Slagter, Giants4.5 
 6. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.4 
 7. Kimbrough, Giants4.4 
 8. Porter, Upstairs.4.3 
 9. Gibson, ZZ Leiden4.1 
 10. Defares, Gian.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Thomas, M.Magix3.8 
 2. de Randamie, Eclip.3.2 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.3.1 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTerra.3.1 
 5. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.9 
 6. Bostain, GasTerra.2.7 
 7. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.6 
 8. Vorenhout, Upstai.2.6 
 9. Krabbendam, Eclip.2.6 
 10. Kimbrough, Gian.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hughes, M.Magix2.4 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.4 
 4. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.3 
 5. Porter, Upstairs.1.2 
 6. Townes, GasTerra.1.1 
 7. Williams, Landstede0.9 
 8. Zaandam, Rotterdam0.8 
 9. Collins, Giants0.8 
 10. Kuijper, ZZ Leid.0.7 


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Watson, ZTE K.23.5 
 3. Horvath, Falco23.3 
 4. Brooks, Soproni23.2 
 5. Fears, Debreceni23.0 
 6. Huckaby, Salgotar.22.3 
 7. Wilson, Falco20.3 
 8. Farmer, Debreceni20.1 
 9. Rice, Szolnok20.0 
 10. Booker, Korme.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 2. Barro, Szolnok10.8 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.5 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani10.5 
 5. Scott, Kormend9.1 
 6. Knight, Soproni9.0 
 7. Diakite, Kormend9.0 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.8.1 
 9. Dale, Kecskemeti7.9 
 10. Nuhanovic, Deb.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas KELLEY
  Szolnok
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kelley, Szolnok8.0 
 2. Kalman, Falco7.1 
 3. English, Atomeromu5.9 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.4 
 5. Dejon, Kaposvari5.1 
 6. LaGrange, Dombovar5.1 
 7. Simon, Albacomp4.6 
 8. Fodor, Szolnok4.5 
 9. Thomas, Kormend4.5 
 10. Brooks, Sopro.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 David TOYA
  Albacomp
  (200-G/F-76)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Toya, Albacomp3.7 
 2. LaGrange, Dombovar3.3 
 3. Fears, Debreceni3.3 
 4. Watson, ZTE K.3.3 
 5. English, Atomeromu3.0 
 6. Kelley, Szolnok3.0 
 7. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 8. Ross, PVSK P.2.6 
 9. David Vay, PVSK P.2.6 
 10. Lee, Albaco.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep2.3 
 2. David Vay, PVSK P.1.5 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.3 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.3 
 5. Horvath, Falco1.1 
 6. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 7. Toya, Albacomp1.0 
 8. Grebenar, Szolnok1.0 
 9. Aliakseyeu, Korme.1.0 
 10. Davis, Salgotarja.1.0 


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  ICELAND   


Haukar lost again. - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Haukar, last years Champions are struggling this year even with one of the best American to play here in Heather Ezell . Yesterday team lost to Grindavik 95-80. Heather Ezell 37 pts .Telma Fjalardottir 17 for Haukar. Michele DeVault 26 Iris Sverrisdottir 22 Petrunella Skuladottir 21 for Grindavik.
KR keeps on winning Last team to loose against them was Njardvik 82-58 Unnur Tara Jonsdottir 18 for KR. Chandrell Moss 33 for Njardvik.

Keflavik is on a good role after they got licence for Bryndis Gudmundsdottir (180-F-88) to play and change the american. Last night they beat Hamar 72-53. Bryndis Gudmundsdottir (180-F-88) 23 . For Hamar Sigrun Amundadottir 19.
Snaefell won again finally when they beat Valur 73 52. Kristen Green 21 pts & 12 rebs for Snaefell Gunnhildur Gunnarsdottir 12. Snaefell missing their second leading scorer Berglind Gunnarsdottir with season ending knee injury. Birna Eiriksdottir 16 for Valur.



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  IRAN   


South Korea pip Iran for birth in Final - by Eurobasket News
South Korea U16 - Iran U16 82:81

South Korea eked out a heart-breaking late win over Iran in the second semifinal at the U16 Asia Championship. Lee Jong-Hyun scored a bucket late in regulation propelling South Korea into the championship game. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi had a chance to save the day for Iran but wasted his attempt. South Korea entered the Final and booked the spot at the 2010 U17 World Championship at the same time.
South Korea grabbed the lead in the opening quarter. They enjoyed a 24:18 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Iran slowed down their opponents in the second frame but could not get closer. Korea earned a 42:35 lead into the main break. But Iran were not about to surrender. They unloaded 30 points in the third quarter erasing the deficit and heading into the fourth frame up by 2 points. It all came down to the final seconds when Jonghyun Lee stepped up with his heroics to win the battle for South Korea.
Lee Jong-Hyun finished with 19 points and 10 boards to pace Korea. Shin Hyo-Sub added 14 points in the winning effort. Amir Sedighi knocked down 30 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for Iran. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi had 21 points and 12 boards in defeat.

South Korea: Lee Jong-Hyun 19+10 boards, Shin Hyo-Sub 14, Choi Seung-Wook 13
Iran: Amir Sedighi 30+18 boards, Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 21+12 boards



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  ISRAEL   


Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon sign Isaac Rosefelt - by Eurobasket
Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon agreed terms with 24-year old American center Isaac Rosefelt (206-C-85, college: St.Thomas, agency: Hart Sports Mngm). Rosefelt played most recently at Denek Bat Urcuit Bayonne (France). While playing 6 games for Ass. Academica de Coimbra in the same year his stats were: 12.7ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, we he manage to get the Portuguese League Semifinals then moved to Denek Bat Urcuit (France-NM1, starting five): 7 games: 10.7ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.6bpg.
By Eurobasket Data Center


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Robert BROWN
  Hap.Haifa
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 32.3
 1. Brown, Hap.Haifa32.3 
 2. Asbury, Hap.Tivon28.0 
 3. Markson, Elitzur .25.6 
 4. Clemente, Macc.Ash.24.0 
 5. Eiram, Macc.Ashdod21.0 
 6. Simhon, Hod H.20.5 
 7. Byerson, Natzrath.20.5 
 8. Hicks, Kohav Yair20.5 
 9. Shiran, Lev H.20.3 
 10. Drayton, Beer.19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert BROWN
  Hap.Haifa
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Brown, Hap.Haifa13.3 
 2. Brandy, Hod H.12.7 
 3. Clemente, Macc.Ash.11.9 
 4. Paris, Hapoel Beeri11.4 
 5. Byerson, Natzrath.11.2 
 6. Peterson, Elitzur .11.0 
 7. Auter, Macc.Hab.10.1 
 8. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.9.3 
 9. Markson, Elitzur .9.1 
 10. Drayton, Beer.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Haran SHIFMAN
  Hapoel Beeri
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Shifman, Hapoel Beeri6.0 
 2. Arieli, Hap.Tivon6.0 
 3. Berkovich, Hap.H.6.0 
 4. Huli, Lev Hasharon5.9 
 5. Nenikashvili, Megido.5.8 
 6. Farchi, Macc.Ash.5.3 
 7. Golan, Lev Hasharon5.1 
 8. Hirsh, Beer Yaakov4.7 
 9. Brandwein, Elitzu.4.6 
 10. Levi, Beer Yaak.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brian ASBURY
  Hap.Tivon
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Asbury, Hap.Tivon2.3 
 2. Farchi, Macc.Ash.2.3 
 3. Sela, Hod Hasharon2.2 
 4. Markson, Elitzur .2.1 
 5. Brandy, Hod H.2.0 
 6. Harrison, Hap.Haifa2.0 
 7. Saudai, Hap.Tivon2.0 
 8. Haozman, Hap.Tivon2.0 
 9. Matalon, Megido/Y.2.0 
 10. Clemente, Macc.A.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  Hap.Haifa
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Harrison, Hap.Haifa5.3 
 2. Aiden, Hapoel Beeri2.0 
 3. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.1.9 
 4. Auter, Macc.Hab.1.6 
 5. Lavi, Hap.Haifa1.3 
 6. Martin, Elitzur Yavne1.3 
 7. Paris, Hapoel Beeri1.2 
 8. Markson, Elitzur .1.1 
 9. Clemente, Macc.Ash.1.1 
 10. Asbury, Hap.Tiv.1.1 


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  ITALY   


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


Scafati tab Donzell Rush - by Eurobasket News
Scafati decided to sign a contract with Donzell Rush (207-C-74, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Florida). The team needed to strengthen the frontcourt after Aaron Johnson got sidelined. Donzell Rush is not new to Italy. The 35-year-old centre arrived here back in 2000 and spent the season in the same team called then Longobardi Scafati. Donzell Rush later played in Castelmaggiore, Garofoli Osimo, Viola Reggio Calabria, Capo DOrlando and Montecatini. Last season Donzell Rush started with Argentinean El Nacional Monte Hermoso. The centre later moved to Angeles de Puebla in Mexico. He finished the season in Seven 2007 Roseto averaging 9.0 points, 4.7 boards and 1.3 steals in three games played.


Union Olimpija blasts Lottomatica for the first Euroleague win this season - by Eurobasket News
Union Olimpija - Lottomatica 87-70

Union Olimpija has reason for the first joy. The Slovenian champion was too strong for Lottomatica registering first Euroleague win this season (1-4). Sani Becirovic (195-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) was a key player for the hosts as he collected 24 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. Saso Ozbolt (188-G-81, agency: World Sport Agency) scored 15 and Uros Slokar (210-F/C-83) netted 12 pts. Kennedy Winston (198-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) responded with 18 points for Lottomatica (3-2). Jacopo Giachetti (191-G-83) stopped on 10.
Union Olimpija grabbed 7-4 at the very beginning, but Lottomatica made 16-17 turn. Soon after that, Sani Becirovic and Vlado Ilievski lifted Olimpija to plus 4, but Toure fixed the score to 23-21 after 10 minutes of play. In the second quarter Olimpija totally smashed its opponent. Becirovic was on fire, while Saso Ozbolt and Edin Bavcic secured a great help. Thanks to 14-2 run, Union Olimpija jumped to double-digit lead for the first time in this game. They did not stop until the half time increasing it to impressive 48-28. At the beginning of third period Olimpija touched plus 24 and later 59-30 lead. It was clear that the game was already over for Lottomatica and only question was how big difference it will be at the end. After 30 minutes of play it was 64-48 and Olimpija ended last period 23-22 for the first, and at the same time fantastic Euroleague victory.

Union Olimpija: Sani Becirovic 24+5 rebs+5 as, Saso Ozbolt 15, Uros Slokar 12
Lottomatica: Kennedy Winston 18, Jacopo Giachetti 10



A.B. Latina ink Davide Cantarello - by Eurobasket News
A.B. Latina signed the contract with Davide Cantarello (214-C-68). The deal is meant for one month. The 41-year-old centre spent the last season two seasons in Fileni Jesi. He averaged around one point per game in those seasons. Davide Cantarello used to play in Trieste, Stefanel Milan, Snaidero Udine and Virtus Bolgna 1934 in his long basketball career. Davide Cantarello was the member of Italian National Team back in the 90ies.


Martos Napoli agree on terms of contract with Travis Best - by Eurobasket News
Travis Best (180-G-72, college: Georgia Tech) seems to fill in guard spot in Martos Napoli. The team that struggles in Seria A this season has reached the agreement on terms of contract with the 37-year-old guard. Travis Best played for Air Avellino in the previous season. He tallied 8.9 points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 boards per game in the Seria A. In Euroleague his stats read 9.6 points, 2.9 assists and 2.3 boards per appearance. Travis Best has played in the NBA for ten seasons before moving to Europe. The guard had stints in Russia and Poland and moved to Italy back in 2008. Travis Best is expected to join Napoli next week.


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


Standings - B1
A dilettanti Standings
Group A
 1. Fortitudo BO 10-0 
 2. Forli 8-1 
 3. Ozzano 7-2 
 4. Tezenis Verona 6-2 
 5. Brescia 6-3 
 6. Trento 6-4 
 7. Omegna 4-5 
 8. Treviglio 4-5 
 9. Trieste 4-6 
 10. Riva del Garda 3-5 
 11. Osimo 3-6 
 12. Fidenza 3-7 
 13. Castelletto 3-7 
 14. Montecatini 2-7 
 15. Jesolo S.Dona 0-9 
Group B
 1. Ferentino 7-2 
 2. Barcellona 7-2 
 3. Ostuni 6-3 
 4. Palestrina 6-3 
 5. Perugia 6-3 
 6. Comsum.it SI 5-3 
 7. Trapani 5-4 
 8. S.Antimo 4-5 
 9. Matera 4-5 
 10. Agrigento 3-6 
 11. San Severo 3-6 
 12. Ruvo 3-6 
 13. Molfetta 2-7 
 14. Potenza 1-8 


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. Goss, Scafati .23.5 
 3. Crispin, Enel B.22.5 
 4. Slay, Carmatic PT21.8 
 5. Rowe, Banco Sard.20.1 
 6. Whiting, Aget IM19.9 
 7. Skinn, Carmatic PT19.8 
 8. Bennerman, Rivier.19.1 
 9. Boyette, Miro R.18.1 
 10. Nissim, Prima Vero.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare14.5 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Boykin, Fileni Jesi9.5 
 4. Waleskowski, Fileni J.9.5 
 5. Smith, Trenkwalder9.5 
 6. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.9.0 
 7. Volcic, Edimes PV8.5 
 8. Chiacig, Scafati .8.5 
 9. Hines, Prima Veroli7.6 
 10. Missere, A.B.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.5.0 
 2. Brown, Snaidero UD4.8 
 3. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.4 
 4. Slay, Carmatic PT4.1 
 5. Hatten, UCC C.4.1 
 6. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.8 
 7. Williams, Miro R.3.5 
 8. Marigney, Trenkwal.3.3 
 9. Mathis, Snaidero.3.3 
 10. Young, Edimes3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Prima Veroli
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Draper, Prima Veroli4.7 
 2. Hatten, UCC C.4.3 
 3. Robinson, Prima V.3.7 
 4. Apodaca, Scafati .3.5 
 5. Ringstrom, Carmatic.3.3 
 6. Skinn, Carmatic PT3.1 
 7. Boyette, Miro R.3.1 
 8. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 9. Goss, Scafati .2.9 
 10. Bencaster, Edimes.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DI GIULIOMARIA
  Umana Reyer
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.5 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.3 
 3. Pearson, Miro R.1.9 
 4. Hines, Prima Veroli1.8 
 5. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.4 
 6. Hubalek, Banco S.1.3 
 7. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 8. Hall, Fastweb CM1.0 
 9. Radulovic, Enel B.1.0 
 10. Frosini, Trenkwald.0.8 


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  JAPAN   


Japan thump Jordan to fight for the fifth spot - by Eurobasket News
Japan U16 - Jordan U16 100:57
Japan recorded a confident win over Jordan at the U16 Asia Championship. Japan will now face Taiwan for the fifth overall position. Jordan will play against Syria for the seventh spot.
Japan stunned their opponents in the opening quarter winning it by 17 points 26:9. Jordan never came back to life in the reminder of the contest lacking defensive aggressiveness. Yuto Aratani scored 28 points to pace Japan. Taiki Uehara and Ryo Tawatari added 18 points each for the winners. Majdi Al-Ghzawi responded with 19 points for Jordan.

Japan: Yuto Aratani 28, Taiki Uehara 18, Ryo Tawatari 18
Jordan: Majdi Al-Ghzawi 19



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  JORDAN   


Japan thump Jordan to fight for the fifth spot - by Eurobasket News
Japan U16 - Jordan U16 100:57
Japan recorded a confident win over Jordan at the U16 Asia Championship. Japan will now face Taiwan for the fifth overall position. Jordan will play against Syria for the seventh spot.
Japan stunned their opponents in the opening quarter winning it by 17 points 26:9. Jordan never came back to life in the reminder of the contest lacking defensive aggressiveness. Yuto Aratani scored 28 points to pace Japan. Taiki Uehara and Ryo Tawatari added 18 points each for the winners. Majdi Al-Ghzawi responded with 19 points for Jordan.

Japan: Yuto Aratani 28, Taiki Uehara 18, Ryo Tawatari 18
Jordan: Majdi Al-Ghzawi 19



ASU to Play in Aleppo Friendly Tourney - by Omar Shafaamri

ASU Club will Leave on Next Monday to Aleppo to participate in the 2nd Aleppo Friendly Tourney (1-8/12/2009) , ASU's Chairman Dr. Haithem Abu Khadija will lead the Delegation in this tourney .

- Ali Jamal (204-F/C-88) will join ASU on loan to participate with the Team in Aleppo , after the Request made by ASU Admins to his Team Riyadi-Amman .

- 8 teams from the region of Middle east will participate in Aleppo Tourney and here is the Draw :

Group 1 : Jalaa (SYR) , Adana (TUR) , Army (QAT) , Champville (LEB)
Group 2 : Ittihad Aleppo (SYR) , Ittihad Alexandria (EGY) , Nasr (UAE) , ASU (JOR)

Schedule :
Tue 1/12 :
ASU Vs Ittihad Alex. 17:00
Opening Ceremony 19:00
Jalaa Vs Army 20:00

Wed 2/12 :
Adana Vs Champville 18:30
Ittihad Aleppo Vs Nasr 20:30

Thu 3/12 :
Army Vs Champville 16:30
Nasr Vs Ittihad Ale 18:30
Jalaa Vs Adana 20:30

Fri 4/12 :
ASU Vs Nasr 18:30
Ittihad Aleppo Vs Ittihad Alex. 20:30

Sat 5/12 :
Army Vs Adana 16:30
Jalaa Vs Champville 18:30
ASU Vs Ittihad Aleppo 20:30


** Amman Local Time
- Games Would be broadcasted on several Satellite Channels .



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  KOSOVO   


FBK applies again in FIBA - by Besart Sadikaj
FBK applies again in FIBA
Basketball Federation of Kosovo (FBK) has applied again for admission to the international organization of basketball - FIBA. This has made it known Kosovar basketball home Wednesday.
'Meeting of the Central Board of FIBA-s will be held on 12 and 13 December 2009 in Istanbul. FIBA has confirmed that the issue will be our agenda, which will be examined FBK-s application and the report from the meeting of the Board of FIBA Europe, held on November 15 in Munich, writes in FBK's notice.
FBK's head, Erolld Belegu, believes that this time, he directs the Federation will join the great family of FIBA-s. He asserts that FBK had accepted earlier, but explained that this application has provided some additional information, which officials would abide by FIBA, basketball's that Kosovo should not remain more isolated.
It depends completely of their mood because they have their fancy. We have prepared some new facts crucial to our acceptance. It is known that in the past we have rejected on the grounds that are not recognized as a state by many countries ', said Belegu for Express.
'But, in this application we have written some additional information as it is now recognized Kosovo in IMF, World Bank and several UN agencies. Also, we noted that part of FIBA's are 8 countries that are not part of UN, so we ask them equal treatment, 'he said.
After several refusals and FBK postponing application in FIBA, all hoping that December 13 be lucky for Kosovan basketball.


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  KUWAIT   


Kuwait edge Singapore for the 13th place in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News
Kuwait U16 - Singapore U16 66:60

Kuwait U16 National Team recorded victory in their final game at the Asia Championship. They held off Singapore to wrap up the tournament in the 13th position. Kuwait took the lead right from the start. They won the opening quarter by 5 points 13:8. The margin grew at 10 points at the interval. Singapore managed just nine points in the third frame allowing Kuwait to clear off beyond reach.
Hussain Shuaib scored 18 points, grabbed 7 boards and issued 4 assists for Kuwait. Mashari Abu Dhom and Mohammad Aloun added 17 points each for the winners. Russel Low responded with 14 points and 12 boards for Singapore.

Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 17, Mashari Abu Dhom 17, Mohammad Aloun 17
Singapore: Russel Low 14+12 boards



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  LATVIA   


LBL Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Keizarmezs - Liepaja 52-96
Liepaja improved to 5-3 record as they rolled over Keizarmezs 96:52. Martins Berkis (199-F-85) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Osins Armands nailed 12. Ansons Klavs ended up with 16 points for the home side.

Valmiera - Keizarmezs 88-66
Valmiera cruised past Keizarmezs 88:66 as Arturas Valeika (206-F-85, college: Midland CC) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Andzejevskis Juris nailed 13 and Berzins Janis netted 12. Martins Berkis finished the night with 23 points in defeat.

Liepaja - Barons 70-78
Barons remained undefeated as they rolled over Liepaja 78:70. Uvis Helmanis (204-F-72, agency: Stanley International) and Timermanis Ivars led the way with 17 points each. Zorin Alexey scored 16 and Sirsnins Rinalds added 13. Kisielius Laimis produced 21 points in defeat.

Zemgale - Ventspils 73-88
Ventspils is 2-2 in the league after 88:73 over Zemgale. Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point) led the way with 20 points, Berzins Arturs and Bertans Dairis nailed 13 each and Strelnieks Janis posted 12. Bambis Janis finished the night with 17 points for the hosts.



LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Barons/LMT 5-0 
 2. Liepaja 5-3 
 3. VEF Riga 4-0 
 4. Valmiera 4-3 
 5. Ventspils 2-2 
 6. Zemgale 2-5 
 7. Keizarmezs 0-9 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivars TIMERMANIS
  Barons
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 20
 1. Timermanis, Barons20.0 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale19.3 
 3. Nelyubov, VEF Riga18.5 
 4. Kojenets, Liepaja18.5 
 5. Gulbis, Zemgale18.5 
 6. Valeika, Valmiera18.4 
 7. Mazeika, VEF Riga17.3 
 8. Sirsnins, Barons17.2 
 9. Kisielius, Liepaja15.1 
 10. Strelnieks, Ventspi.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Ventspils
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Pettway, Ventspils11.3 
 2. Valeika, Valmiera10.6 
 3. Kojenets, Liepaja8.4 
 4. Zorin, Barons7.0 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga7.0 
 6. Timermanis, Barons6.6 
 7. Cresnar, Valmiera5.9 
 8. Graudins, Valmiera5.3 
 9. Gulbis, Zemgale5.2 
 10. Bambis, Zemga.5.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Sirsnins, Barons5.8 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.0 
 3. Vilums, Liepaja4.0 
 4. Vitols, Barons3.7 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.5 
 6. Slesers, Barons3.0 
 7. Bankevics, VEF Riga3.0 
 8. Steinbergs, Keiza.2.8 
 9. Bambis, Zemgale2.7 
 10. Rozitis, Zemga.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Dairis BERTANS
  Ventspils
  (192-G/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bertans, Ventspils3.0 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons2.8 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.5 
 4. Vitols, Barons2.0 
 5. Labuckas, VEF Riga2.0 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga1.8 
 7. Ragsdale, Barons1.8 
 8. Davis, Valmiera1.8 
 9. Vilums, Liepaja1.6 
 10. Strelnieks, Ventspi.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.6 
 2. Zorin, Barons1.0 
 3. Malahovskis, Valmiera1.0 
 4. Cresnar, Valmiera0.9 
 5. Davis, Valmiera0.8 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.8 
 7. Pettway, Ventspils0.7 
 8. Bambis, Zemgale0.6 
 9. Helmanis, Barons0.6 
 10. Renfroe, VEF Ri.0.5 


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  LITHUANIA   


Fenerbahce Ulker celebrates in Lithuania - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris - Fenerbahce Ulker 78-84

Fenerbahce Ulker grabbed valuable victory in Kaunas for 3-2 in Group A. Damir Mrsic (188-G-70) top-scored for the Turkish team with 16, Omer Onan (194-G-78) had 13, while Gordon Giricek (197-G-77) and Semih Erden (211-C-87) helped with 12 points each. In Zalgiris (1-4), Martynas Pocius (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) collected 19 points and 7 rebounds. Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) had 17 and Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) added one point less.
First quarter ended 24-23 for the hosts, despite they had 20-13 at the middle of it. Gordon Giricek and Emir Preldzic shined for Fenerbahce Ulker in the finish closing the gap to one point. At the beginning of the second frame, Dainius Salenga and Martynas Pocius lifted Zalgiris to plus 6, but soon after that visitors came to 33-30. Marcus Brown and Pocius were good from behind the arc and mostly owing to them Zalgiris was 43-37 up after 20 minutes of play. Then in third period Fenerbahce made a turn. Damir Mrsic was in a game mood and together with Asik, Giricek and Omer Onan paced Fenerhabce to 49-51 at the halfway of this quarter. After it the score was 57-59, as Pocius fixed it with a triple. With about 5 minutes to go Fenerbahce had 65-67. Salenga tied the score soon after that, but Semih Erden and Greer lifted Fener to 69-73. Later it was plus 5, what turned out as unreachable for Zalgiris until the end. In the next round, Fener will meet Regal Barca on the road. Zalgiris will take on ASVEL in France.

Zalgiris: Martynas Pocius 19+7 boards, Dainius Salenga 17, Marcus Brown 16
Fenerbahce Ulker: Damir Mrsic 16, Omer Onan 13, Gordon Giricek 12, Semih Erden 12


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  LUXEMBOURG   


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


Sparta wins by 20 at home. Larrie Smith busts Racing for 33 points 13 rebounds! - by Alex Meyers
November 22, 2009.

Sparta 90 - Racing 70

Bertrange, Luxembourg
Corey Largent (200-F-80, college: W.Carolina) score 27 points and Dean Gindt (13 rebounds) 26 for Racing in Bertrange last Sunday afternoon. No other player for Racing could manage double figures. Sparta had also only two players in double figures. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) had 33 points and 13 rebonds while teammate Phil Grant (202-G/F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Iona) scored 21. The rest of Sparta's points were spread out quite evenly amongst 6 other players. You could call it a real team effort from Sparta offensively. Sparta took off to a 20-8 lead and got too comfortable as Racing climbed back into the game in the 2nd period to trail by only 1 at the half. Then, Sparta dominated in the 3rd and cruised in the 4th to the 20 point home win. Sparta forced 25 Racing turnovers overall to increase their number of possessions. They also converted fairly well capitalizing on many of them. Racing falls to the very bottom of the DBBL and are still looking for their first win of the season at 0-9. Sparta climbs to 6-3, good enough to remain in 4th place in the league. Sparta goes to Residence (3-6) and Racing travels to Steinsel to face Amicale (7-2). Both games are on on Saturday, November 28th.

Sparta: 36 field goals, 6 three pointers, 12 for 17 free throws, 42 rebounds, 22 fouls and 13 turnovers
Smith 33, Grant 21, Hublart 5, Arbaut 8, Engel 6, alos Wagner 8, Weiler 7, Nittler 0, Gansen 0, Buzasi 2, Hentgen 0 and Tripodo 0
Racing: 23 field goals, 6 three pointers, 18 for 26 free throws, 35 rebounds, 17 fouls and 25 turnovers.
Weynandt 9, Largent 23, Pires 0, Gindt 26, Pesch 5, also Stojanovich 0, Ural 3, Schammo 0, Hochmuth 0, Herrmann 0 and Florentin 0

Score by quarters: 1st Q 20-8, 2nd q 22-33, 3rd Q 32-16, 4th Q 16-13, Final 90-70
235 Spectators



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  MEXICO   


Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros23.8 
 2. Moore, Abejas23.4 
 3. Bowie, Indios23.0 
 4. Monroe, Potros22.4 
 5. Jackson, Pilares22.2 
 6. Hickerson, Pioneros21.9 
 7. Arceneaux, Lechugue.21.4 
 8. Ruiz, Panteras21.2 
 9. Capers, Barreteros20.8 
 10. Habel, Cosm.20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 David BERGHOEFER
  Potros
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Berghoefer, Potros11.4 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Jackson, Angeles9.9 
 4. Garcia, Pioneros9.9 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos9.9 
 6. Reaves, Barreteros9.8 
 7. Allen, Pioneros9.8 
 8. Leith, Huracanes8.9 
 9. Eneas, Bucaneros8.6 
 10. Green, Panter.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Funn, Bucaneros5.8 
 2. Malpica, Cosmos5.6 
 3. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.6 
 4. Brown, Fuerza R.4.6 
 5. Hollyfield, Barre.4.4 
 6. Stoll, Halc.Cordoba4.2 
 7. Roque, Toros4.2 
 8. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.0 
 9. Rasio, Cosmos3.9 
 10. Hickerson, Pioner.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus MOORE
  Abejas
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Moore, Abejas3.7 
 2. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.4 
 3. Gooner, Halc.Rojos3.4 
 4. Hollyfield, Barre.2.7 
 5. Malpica, Cosmos2.4 
 6. Lewis, Soles2.4 
 7. Funn, Bucaneros2.3 
 8. Green, Panteras2.3 
 9. Fluornay, Abejas2.0 
 10. Hornsby, Huracan.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.2 
 3. Brown, Potros1.1 
 4. Moore, Abejas1.1 
 5. Arceneaux, Lechugue.1.0 
 6. Zuniga, Panteras0.9 
 7. Capers, Barreteros0.9 
 8. Jackson, Angeles0.8 
 9. Jackson, Pilares0.8 
 10. Hill, Halc.Roj.0.8 


Halcones Rojos de Veracruz sign Edner Elisma - by Eurobasket
Halcones Rojos de Veracruz (LNBP) signed 34-year old American power forward Edner Elisma (205-F/C-75, college: Georgia Tech). Elisma played most recently at San Lazaro (Dominican Rep.). While playing for Cocodrilos de Caracas (Venezuela-LPB)his stats were: Liga Sudamericana: 3 games: 14.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.7bpg ( best in the league), 5.9rpg, 1.5spg, released in May, in June moved to San Lazaro (Dominican Rep.-District National, starting five): 11.3ppg and 8.5rpg.
some of his highest awards: Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team -98; Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LIDOBA 1st Team -05; LIDOBA Most Valuable Player -05; Dominican Rep. LIDOBA Semifinals -05, 06
By Eurobasket Data Center


Barreteros de Zacatecazs de Veracruz sign Curtis Williams - by Eurobasket
Barreteros de Zacatecazs (LNBP) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American power forward Curtis Williams (205-F/C-77, college: Louisiana Tech). Williams played most recently at Canoneros Norte De Cucuta (Colombia). While playing Liga Sudamericana for Canoneros his stats were: 6 games: 7.0ppg and 5.8rpg. and he managed to be awarded: Liga Sudamericana Semifinals -09; Colombian Copa Federacion Champion -09
in 2007 Curtis played at Arrieros de Medellin (Colombia-Copa Federacion, 1T) and averaged 24.5ppg, 9.8rpg, FGP: 65.0%, 3FGP: 40.0%, FT: 80.0%, and was awarded: Colombian Copa Federacion Regular Season Champion, Colombian Copa Federacion Finalist, Latinbasket.com All-Colombian Copa Federacion Co-Player of the Year and L
atinbasket.com All-Colombian Copa Federacion 1st Team
By Eurobasket Data Center



Lechugueros de Leon sign Jeremy Bell - by Eurobasket
Lechugueros de Leon (LNBP) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Jeremy Bell (183-G-83, college: Williams Baptist, agency: World Sport Agency). Bell played most recently at Frayles de Guasave (CIBACOPA). 2009: In April signed at Frayles de Guasave (Mexico-CIBACOPA, starting five): 23.4ppg (3rd best in the league), 4.5apg (2nd best in the league) and 1.2spg. and was awarded: Mexican CIBACOPA Southern Division Finalist; Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 1st Team and Latinbasket.com Mexican CIBACOPA All-Imports Team
in 2008 Bell played at 2008: Arkansas Impact (PBL, starting five): 14 games: 23.4ppg (best in the league), 1.9spg, FGP: 52.6% (3rd best in the league) and manage to collect: PBL Most Valuable Player, USBasket.com All-PBL 1st Team, PBL Western Division Runner-Up and PBL Finalist
By Eurobasket Data Center


Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun sign Greg Grays - by Eurobasket
Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (LNBP) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American guard Greg Grays (185-G-79, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Interperformances). Grays played most recently at Trotamundos de Carabobo (Venezuela). While playing 3 games for Trotamundos his stats were: 19.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg. and was awarded: Venezuelan LPB Semifinals
in 2007-2008, Greg finished his season at Siroki Prima pivo (Bosnia-D1) with the following awards: Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention, Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Imports Team and Bosnia and Herzegovina League Semifinals
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  NBA   


Wednesday's games (12) review - by Eurobasket News
Milwaukee B. - N.Orleans H. 99-102 OT
David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier) had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Darren Collison (6'0''-G-87, college: UCLA) added 18 to help New Orleans defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-99 in overtime Wednesday night. Devin Brown was third scorer of the team with 13 pts. In defeat, Luke Ridnour collected 23 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists.

Toronto R. - Charlotte B. 81-116
Gerald Wallace (6'7''-F-82, college: Alabama) broke out of his shooting slump Wednesday night to score 31 points and grab 13 rebounds, Jackson added 23 points and the Bobcats routed the Toronto Raptors 116-81 for the most lopsided victory in franchise history. Gerald Henderson (6'4''-G/F-87, college: Duke) helped with 15 pts. In defeat, Chris Bosh collected 18 points and 14 rebounds.

LA Clippers - Indiana P. 73-86
After struggling from the field through three quarters, Troy Murphy (6'10''-F-80, college: Notre Dame) scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth to help the Pacers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 86-73 on Wednesday night and snap their four-game losing streak. Dahntay Jones (6'5''-F/G-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Duke) also scored 18 and Brandon Rush helped with double-double, 13 pts and 10 rebounds. The Clippers got 25 points from Baron Davis.

Philadelph.76 - Boston C. 110-113
Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) led Boston with 27 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer early in the 14-3 spurt. Kevin Garnett (6'10''-F-76, agency: Pro Management Agency) had 19 points and Ray Allen 18. Rondo finished the night 10 points and 7 assists. On the other side, the 76ers almost got triple-double from Andre Iguodala: 25 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.

Miami Heat - Orlando M. 99-98
Michael Beasley (6'9''-F-89, college: Kansas St.) dunked the missed shot by Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) with 1.6 seconds remaining, lifting the Miami Heat to a 99-98 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Wade top-scored with 24 points, James Jones had 16 and Beasley added 15 pts, plus 12 rebounds. Jason Williams collected 25 points and 8 assists for the hosts.

New York K. - Sacramento K. 97-111
Donte Greene (6'9''-F-88, college: Syracuse) enjoyed his most productive NBA game Wednesday night, making six 3-pointers and tying a career high with 24 points in helping the Kings lead from start to finish in a 111-97 victory over the New York Knicks. Tyreke Evans (6'6''-G-89, college: Memphis) helped the hosts with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. David Lee (12 rebs) and Nate Robinson netted 25 points each for the Knicks.

Dallas M. - Houston R. 130-99
Jason Kidd passed Mark Jackson for second place in career assists, Jason Terry (6'2''-G-77, college: Arizona) scored 27 points (10 as) and the Dallas Mavericks shot 65.5 percent in a 130-99 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) collected 25 points and 8 rebounds. On the other side, Houston got 24 points and 6 boards from Carl Laundry.

Golde State W. - San Antonio S. 104-118
Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) drained 32 points and the SA Spurs outplayed Warriors 118-104 on Wednesday. Tim Duncan (6'10''-F-76, college: Wake Forest) had 20 points and 9 rebounds for the Spurs, who used a 22-3 run spanning the third and fourth quarters for their season-best third consecutive victory. Monta Ellis was great for the guests with 42 points.

Memphis G. - Phoenix Suns 111-126
Amare Stoudemire (6'10''-F-82) scored 18 of his 28 points during a torrid third quarter and the Phoenix Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 126-111 Wednesday night for their 15th consecutive home victory. Jason Richardson (6'6''-G-81, college: Michigan St.) helped with 20 points. The Grizzlies got 24 points and 13 rebounds from Zach Randolph.

New Jersey N. - Portland TB 83-93
The Nets moved a loss closer to the record for the NBA's worst start to a season on Wednesday night when they dropped yet another game, 93-83 to the Portland Trail Blazers. Greg Oden (7'0''-C-88, college: Ohio St.) led the winners with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) followed him with 13 pts. In defeat, Brook Lopez collected 32 points and 14 rebs.

Cleveland C. - Detroit P. 98-88
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) did get what he wanted Wednesday night, though, scoring 12 of his 34 points in the first quarter and leading the Cavs to a 98-88 win over the Detroit Pistons. Maurice Williams (6'1''-G-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) helped the winners with 14 pts and 8 assists, while Daniel Gibson and Anthony Parker added 13 pts each. Detroit got 25 points and 6 rebounds from Rodney Stuckey.

Denver N. - Minnesota T. 124-111
Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) scored 22 points and Hilario Nene (6'10''-C-82) had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists as the Denver Nuggets handed the Timberwolves their 14th straight loss with a 124-111 victory on Wednesday night. Chauncey Billups was second scorer in this win with 19 pts. For the Wolves, Corey Brewer collected 22 points and 13 rebounds.


Thunder waives F Ryan Bowen - by Eurobasket News
The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived veteran forward Ryan Bowen (6'8''-F-75, college: Iowa), leaving the team with 14 players on its roster.

Thunder General Manager Sam Presti announced the move Wednesday. Bowen had played in only one of Oklahoma City's first 15 games, finishing with four points, two rebounds and one steal in eight minutes in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

The 6-foot-9 Bowen had won a four-man preseason competition for Oklahoma City's last vacant roster spot. He is in his 10th NBA season.

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Bobcats registered the most lopsided victory in team history, 116-81 over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The sixth-year Bobcats previous biggest win was a 32-point rout of Indiana on Nov. 16, 2005.


Courtesy of www.kfsm.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-G-78)
  Avg: 30.1
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers30.1 
 2. Anthony, Denver N.29.7 
 3. James, Clevelan.29.7 
 4. Wade, Miami Heat27.8 
 5. Durant, Oklah.Ci.27.1 
 6. Nowitzki, Dallas M.26.9 
 7. Bosh, Toronto R.25.4 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.25.2 
 9. Paul, N.Orleans H.23.8 
 10. Ellis, Golde.23.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris BOSH
  Toronto R.
  (211-F-84)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Bosh, Toronto R.11.9 
 2. Noah, Chicago B.11.9 
 3. Howard, Orlando M.11.8 
 4. Wallace, Charlotte B.11.5 
 5. Duncan, San A.11.2 
 6. Bynum, LA Lakers10.9 
 7. Haywood, Washingt.10.8 
 8. Boozer, Utah Jazz10.7 
 9. Gasol, Memphis G.10.5 
 10. Horford, Atlanta.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.9 
 2. Williams, Utah Jazz9.8 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.2 
 4. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 5. Rondo, Boston C.8.7 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.0 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..6.9 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers6.9 
 9. Calderon, Toron.6.6 
 10. Arenas, Washin.6.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.5 
 3. Lee, New Jersey N.2.4 
 4. Wade, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Ariza, Houston R.2.1 
 6. Brewer, Minnesot.2.1 
 7. Bryant, LA Lakers2.1 
 8. Hughes, New Y.2.0 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers1.9 
 10. Wallace, Charlotte.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SMITH
  Atlanta H.
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Smith, Atlanta H.2.6 
 2. Lopez, New J.2.6 
 3. Oden, Portland TB2.4 
 4. Dampier, Dallas M.2.2 
 5. Haywood, Washingt.2.0 
 6. Perkins, Boston C.2.0 
 7. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.0 
 8. Okafor, N.Orlean.1.9 
 9. Camby, LA Clippers1.8 
 10. Noah, Chicago.1.8 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 11-4 
 2. Toronto R. 7-9 
 3. Philadelph.76 5-10 
 4. New York K. 3-12 
 5. New Jersey N. 0-15 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 11-4 
 2. Milwaukee B. 8-5 
 3. Chicago B. 6-7 
 4. Indiana P. 6-7 
 5. Detroit P. 5-10 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 12-4 
 2. Atlanta H. 11-4 
 3. Miami Heat 9-5 
 4. Charlotte B. 5-9 
 5. Washington W. 4-9 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Portland TB 12-5 
 2. Denver N. 11-4 
 3. Oklah.City T. 8-7 
 4. Utah Jazz 7-7 
 5. Minnesota T. 1-14 
Pacific Div.
 1. Phoenix Suns 12-3 
 2. LA Lakers 11-3 
 3. Sacramento K. 6-8 
 4. LA Clippers 6-10 
 5. Golde State W. 5-9 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 11-4 
 2. Houston R. 8-7 
 3. San Antonio S. 7-6 
 4. N.Orleans H. 7-9 
 5. Memphis G. 5-10 


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  NORWAY   


BLNO Round: 13 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Asker - Ammerud 105-72
Asker destroyed Ammerud 105:72 as five players scored in double digits for the winners. Anders Stien (195-G-90) nailed 15 and Mahnin Mustafa followed him with 14. Troni Gazmend chipped in 19 points in the losing effort.

Ulriken - Froya 52-84
Ulriken lost to Froya 52:84 in the Regular Season Round 13. Arne Ingebrigtsen (F) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, Phillip Nicholas posted 13 and Kombat Miilah nailed 11. Hammer David finished the night with 17 points in the losing effort.



BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matthew LAWRENCE
  Tromso
  (201-G-86)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Lawrence, Tromso27.4 
 2. Williams, Tromso22.2 
 3. Skaara, Baerum21.6 
 4. Karlsen, Asker20.8 
 5. Djerman, Gimle19.0 
 6. Mahnin, Asker19.0 
 7. Bullock, Gimle17.6 
 8. Gray, Baerum17.0 
 9. Hinsch, Ammerud16.5 
 10. Kombat, Fro.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dexter GRAY
  Baerum
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Gray, Baerum11.8 
 2. Woodson, Harstad9.9 
 3. Nwachukwu, Ammerud9.2 
 4. Djerman, Gimle8.8 
 5. Bullock, Gimle8.4 
 6. Karlsen, Asker8.0 
 7. Kombat, Froya7.5 
 8. Ouakkaha, Ulriken7.0 
 9. Williams, Tromso6.8 
 10. Hinsch, Ammer.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.6 
 2. Mahnin, Asker5.1 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.8 
 4. Jawara, Froya4.3 
 5. Woodson, Harstad4.1 
 6. Hinsch, Ammerud3.8 
 7. Issalhi, Tromso3.6 
 8. Taheri, Gimle3.5 
 9. Nguyen, Froya3.4 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulrik.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.5 
 2. Ble, Harstad2.3 
 3. Jawara, Froya2.3 
 4. Lancaster, Gimle2.1 
 5. Myhrer, Harstad2.1 
 6. Issalhi, Tromso2.0 
 7. Gray, Baerum2.0 
 8. Mihaylov, Tromso1.8 
 9. Karlsen, Asker1.8 
 10. Djerman, Gim.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Miilah KOMBAT
  Froya
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Kombat, Froya1.3 
 2. Skaara, Baerum0.8 
 3. Bullock, Gimle0.8 
 4. Karlsen, Asker0.8 
 5. Phillip, Froya0.6 
 6. Gulliksen, Froya0.6 
 7. Ouakkaha, Ulriken0.6 
 8. Williams, Tromso0.6 
 9. Hinsch, Ammerud0.6 
 10. Lemme, Ulrik.0.5 


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  PBL   


Capitanes sign Wells, Ayuso and Reyes - by Kristian Santiago
Former-NBA player Bonzi Wells (6'5''-F-76, college: Ball St.) along with Puerto Rican national-team players Larry Elias Ayuso (6'3''-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) and Angelo Reyes signed to play for Capitanes de Arecibo in the upcoming FIBA Americas Leagues as well as in the PBL. Wells, who played a few games in China last season, returns to action along with Larry Elias Ayuso who played in the D-League last year and opted against lucrative Europen offers this and the last season. Reyes returns to the island after having stints in Mexico and Venezuela as well as Uruguay and Australia. Furthermore, Capitanes inked Andres Rodriguez (6'0''-G-81, college: American) who recently concluded a one-month contract with Caja Laboral Vitoria.

Source: http://www.capitanesdearecibo.net


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  PHILIPPINES   


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


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark CARDONA
  Talk N Text
  (180-G/F-81)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Cardona, Talk N.18.3 
 2. Santos, San Miguel18.2 
 3. Miller, Alaska17.3 
 4. Williams, Santa Lucia17.0 
 5. Tubid, Ginebra15.9 
 6. Buenafe, Burger K.15.6 
 7. Alapag, Talk N Text15.6 
 8. Hontiveros, San M.15.2 
 9. Tenorio, Alaska14.8 
 10. Raymundo, Pur.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia13.1 
 2. Aguilar, Smart Gilas10.3 
 3. Santos, San Miguel10.2 
 4. Pena, San Miguel10.0 
 5. Reavis, Purefoods10.0 
 6. Espinas, Santa L.9.9 
 7. Yee, Burger King8.3 
 8. Rodriguez, Coca-.8.3 
 9. Quinahan, Burger K.8.0 
 10. Raymundo, Pur.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Mark BARROCA
  Smart Gilas
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Barroca, Smart G.7.7 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text6.1 
 3. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.8 
 4. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.5 
 5. Yeo, Santa Lucia5.1 
 6. Villanueva, San M.4.9 
 7. Miller, Alaska4.2 
 8. Norwood, Rain o.3.8 
 9. Tenorio, Alaska3.8 
 10. Dimaunahan, Barako.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia2.0 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.1.7 
 3. Dimaunahan, Barako B.1.7 
 4. Santos, San Miguel1.7 
 5. Artadi, Purefoods1.6 
 6. Williams, Santa Lucia1.5 
 7. Ross, Coca-Cola1.4 
 8. Mercado, Rain o.1.4 
 9. Barroca, Smart G.1.3 
 10. Dela Cruz, Alas.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  Smart Gilas
  (206-C-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Aguilar, Smart Gilas3.0 
 2. Peek, Talk N Text2.1 
 3. Maierhofer, Puref.1.6 
 4. Quinahan, Burger K.1.4 
 5. Santos, San Miguel1.4 
 6. Thoss, Alaska1.4 
 7. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.3 
 8. Williams, Santa Lucia1.0 
 9. Hontiveros, San M.0.9 
 10. Rodriguez, Coc.0.8 


Asian cagers eyed as PBA imports - by Hector Santos
How about Lebanon's Fadi El Khatib (197-F-79, agency: Pro Management Agency) , Iran's Mohhamad Samad Nikkah, playing as imports in the PBA Fiesta Cup next conference?

PBA Board of Governors agreed to adopt only players from FIBA-Asia countries as reinforcements for the import-flavored tournament beginning March 2010. PBA Board directed commissioner Sonny Barrios to carefully study the feasibility of the matter.

Height limit of 6-foot-8 will be set for all prospective imports.

If the PBAs plan wont be practical owing to the players international commitments, Barrios said teams will resort to open' recruitment with a height limit set at 6-6.



China nip Philippines, enter championship game - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - Philippines U16 85:66

China became the first finalist of the U16 Asia Championship. They held off brave Philippines in the first semifinal clash tonight. China thus guaranteed their ticket to the 2010 U17 World Championship.
Philippines threw all they had to challenge undefeated China in this one. Philippines managed to get to the fast start as they grabbed a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. China reacted stiffing their defence in the second period. They limited Philippines to 13 points and earned a 36:32 lead at halftime. The teams kept it close throughout the third frame however China arrived at the final break ahead by 8 points. Philippines ran out of steam in the fourth stanza. China poured in 30 points in the last ten minutes and celebrated a comfortable success at the end.
Ju Mingxin (200-F-93) top-scored with 18 points and 7 boards. Xiaochuan Zhai had 15 points and 14 boards for the winners. Jeron Alvin Teng responded with 18 points for Philippines. Kiefer Isaac Ravena finished with 17 points in the loss.

China: Ju Mingxin 18, Xiaochuan Zhai 15+14 boards, Zirui Wang 13
Philippines: Jeron Alvin Teng 18, Kiefer Isaac Ravena 17



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  POLAND   


Khimky too strong for Asseco Prokom - by Eurobasket News
Khimky - Asseco Prokom 89-67

Fourth victory in Group D for Khimky, who got 22 points and 5 rebounds from Kelly McCarty (201-F-75, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: S.Mississippi). Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas) also had very important role with 20 points, 9 assists and 5 boards, while Carlos Cabezas (186-G-80) collected 19 pts, 5 rebs and 5 assists. Pape Sow (208-F-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) shined for Asseco Prokom (1-4) with 18 pts. David Logan (184-G-82, college: Indianapolis) had 13.
Khimky started the game better taking 11-5 and later 14-7 lead. However, visitors woke up soon after that tying the score to 19-19. Vitaly Fridzon made the last basket for Khimky in the first quarter setting the score to 22-20. At the beginning of the second frame, Prokom grabbed 22-27 lead. Khimky replied with 9-0 run, closed by Carlos Cabezas. After that, the Polish champion once again tied the score and Khimky again answered with 9-0. Javtokas, Jagla and Langford shined in the finish of the first half lifting their team to 44-36. After the breather, Khimky jumped to 52-39 and later touched plus 17. It was already clear that the game is over for Asseco Prokom, who was not able seriously to treat until the end. After 30 minutes it was 61-48 and Khimky dominated in the last period 28-19.
In the next round Khimky will meet Real in Madrid. Asseco Prkom will host Oldenburg.

Khimky: Kelly McCarty 22+5 boards, Keith Langford 20+5 boards+9 as, Carlos Cabezas 19+5 boards+5 as
Asseco Prokom: Pape Sow 18, David Logan 13


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.21.8 
 2. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.4 
 3. Celej, Start Lublin18.2 
 4. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.1 
 5. Pacocha, Big Star18.0 
 6. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.4 
 7. Pluta, MOSiR K.17.2 
 8. Piechowicz, MMKS D.17.0 
 9. Salamonik, Big Star16.4 
 10. Mis, Siarka.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.12.8 
 2. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 3. Storozynski, Trefl S.10.6 
 4. Lisewski, MMKS D.10.2 
 5. Kulikowski, Zubry10.0 
 6. Kwiatkowski, Start L.9.3 
 7. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.1 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.9.1 
 9. Nowakowski, Tempco.9.0 
 10. Nowak, Sudety8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.6.7 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.6 
 3. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 4. Baran, Siarka T.5.8 
 5. Trepka, LKS Lodz4.7 
 6. Mordzak, Trefl SSA4.5 
 7. Pacocha, Big Star4.4 
 8. Kalinowski, Zastal Z.4.2 
 9. Rapucha, Zubry4.1 
 10. Basinski, MMKS.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.9 
 2. Prus, Gornik Walb.3.7 
 3. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.2.9 
 4. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 5. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 6. Sikora, Trefl SSA2.6 
 7. Krupa, Siarka T.2.6 
 8. Szczepaniak, LKS L.2.5 
 9. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.5 
 10. Chodkiewicz, Zastal.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.7 
 2. Milewski, AZS A.2.2 
 3. Prus, Gornik Walb.2.0 
 4. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.0 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.8 
 6. Mis, Siarka T.1.6 
 7. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz1.1 
 8. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.1.0 
 9. Bach, Trefl SSA1.0 
 10. Weatherspoon, Znicz.1.0 


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


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. MMKS DG 10-1 
 2. Siarka T. 8-3 
 3. Zastal ZG 7-3 
 4. Spojnia S. 6-3 
 5. Sokol L. 6-3 
 6. Big Star 6-4 
 7. LKS Lodz 6-5 
 8. Znicz Basket 5-6 
 9. Sudety JG 4-6 
 10. Start Lublin 4-6 
 11. Tempcold AZS 4-6 
 12. MOSiR Krosno 4-7 
 13. Trefl SSA 3-5 
 14. Zubry 3-7 
 15. Gornik Wal. 2-7 
 16. AZS AWF K-ce 2-8 


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. Harris, SKK K.16.3 
 9. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.16.3 
 10. Kitzinger, Trefl.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Harris, SKK K.12.0 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.11.3 
 3. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.6 
 4. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 5. Chappell, Znicz7.5 
 6. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.4 
 7. Tuljkovic, Anwil7.3 
 8. Woods, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 9. Okafor, Polpharma6.9 
 10. Kinnard, Trefl.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Szubarga, Anwil7.4 
 2. Smith, SKK Kotwica6.1 
 3. Loyd, Stal SW5.7 
 4. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.3 
 5. Angley, Polpharma4.1 
 6. Hawkins, Trefl S.4.1 
 7. Kitzinger, Trefl S.4.1 
 8. Deane, PGE Turow4.0 
 9. Logan, Assec.Pr.3.9 
 10. Hughes, Poloni.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Chappell, Znicz3.1 
 2. Godbold, Stal SW2.6 
 3. Majewski, Polph.2.4 
 4. Mays, Znicz2.3 
 5. Partyka, Stal SW2.2 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.2 
 7. Angley, Polpharma2.1 
 8. Szubarga, Anwil2.0 
 9. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
 10. Laczynski, Polo.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .2.1 
 2. Wyka, Znicz1.5 
 3. Misiewicz, Znicz1.5 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.2 
 5. Harris, SKK K.1.0 
 6. Godbold, Stal SW0.9 
 7. Mirkovic, Polpharma0.9 
 8. Sullivan, Anwil0.9 
 9. Stelmach, SKK K.0.9 
 10. Woods, Assec.0.8 


Sportino Inowroclaw shake up roster - by Eurobasket News
Sportino Inowroclaw decided to make some changes in the roster. The teams parted ways with Daryl Greene (184-G-80, agency: Promotex, college: Niagara) and Rafal Bigus (215-C-76, college: Villanova). Daryl Greene signed with the team in November. He appeared in two games for Sportino averaging 4.0 points. Rafal Bigus started the season with Sportino. In nine games his average stats came up to 6.3 points, 7.9 boards and 1.1 assists.
The rumors also indicate that Michael Ansley (200-F-67, college: Alabama) can be axed from the roster. The 42-year-old veteran played four games in Sportino jersey scoring 1.8 points and pulling down 2.0 boards per appearance.
Quinton Day (185-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: UMKC) can become the possible new player for the team. The 25-year-old guard started the season in Aris. He played just one game in Greece producing four points in fourteen minutes on the court. In 2008/09 season Quinton Day donned Sokol Znicz Jaroslaw jersey. He tallied 17.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Sportino head coach Andrzej Kowalczyk also interested in Robert Tomaszek (205-F-81, college: Texas Tech). The 28-year-old forward is currently playing in Ukraine for Gryfony.



Changes in Sportino - by Michal Falkowski
Daryl Greene (184-G-80, college: Niagara) and Rafal Bigus (215-C-76, college: Villanova) are out of Sportino Inowroclaw. American guard has been tested by the club recently, however he hasn't fulfilled the expactations, averaging only 5 pts. and 1,3 as. in three games. When it comes to Polish center, he averaged 6,3 ppg. and 7,9 rpg. so the coaches' decision seems to be quite strange. Moreover the uncertain future refers also to Michael Ansley (200-F-67, college: Alabama). 42-year-old American had joined Inowroclaw team some weeks ago, simultaneously accepting the role of an assistant and a player, but the new coach Andrzej Kowalczyk doesn't see him at both places.
It looks like the club is going to hire Quinton Day (185-G-84, college: UMKC) and Robert Tomaszek (205-F-81, college: Texas Tech). American guard played in Znicz Jaroslaw last season (about 17 ppg and 3 apg), but this season started in Aris Thessaloniki. Tomaszek have played in Czech Republic for some years. Last season his team, CEZ Nymburg achieved a golden medal while Polish forward noted 4,1 ppg. and 2,6 rpg.


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  RUSSIA   


Khimky too strong for Asseco Prokom - by Eurobasket News
Khimky - Asseco Prokom 89-67

Fourth victory in Group D for Khimky, who got 22 points and 5 rebounds from Kelly McCarty (201-F-75, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: S.Mississippi). Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas) also had very important role with 20 points, 9 assists and 5 boards, while Carlos Cabezas (186-G-80) collected 19 pts, 5 rebs and 5 assists. Pape Sow (208-F-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) shined for Asseco Prokom (1-4) with 18 pts. David Logan (184-G-82, college: Indianapolis) had 13.
Khimky started the game better taking 11-5 and later 14-7 lead. However, visitors woke up soon after that tying the score to 19-19. Vitaly Fridzon made the last basket for Khimky in the first quarter setting the score to 22-20. At the beginning of the second frame, Prokom grabbed 22-27 lead. Khimky replied with 9-0 run, closed by Carlos Cabezas. After that, the Polish champion once again tied the score and Khimky again answered with 9-0. Javtokas, Jagla and Langford shined in the finish of the first half lifting their team to 44-36. After the breather, Khimky jumped to 52-39 and later touched plus 17. It was already clear that the game is over for Asseco Prokom, who was not able seriously to treat until the end. After 30 minutes it was 61-48 and Khimky dominated in the last period 28-19.
In the next round Khimky will meet Real in Madrid. Asseco Prkom will host Oldenburg.

Khimky: Kelly McCarty 22+5 boards, Keith Langford 20+5 boards+9 as, Carlos Cabezas 19+5 boards+5 as
Asseco Prokom: Pape Sow 18, David Logan 13


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  SAUDI ARABIA   


Saudi Arabia clinch 15th spot in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Saudi Arabia U16 - Thailand U16 72:61

Saudi Arabia finally snapped the losing skid posting the initial win at the U16 Asia Championship. They defeated Thailand to finish the competition at the 15th spot. Thailand slipped at the very bottom of the ladder taking the 16th position.
Saudi Arabia opened the game with a 9:0 surge and built a 22:12 lead at the first break. Thailand refused to fold as they answered with a 15:0 run in the second quarter to level things up 34:34 at halftime. Saudi Arabia stepped back in charge in the third quarter and eked out a tough win at the end. Ahmed Almukhtar delivered 22 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia. Nassir Abo Jalas added 16 points for the winners. Loephong Kongtawee had 22 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for Thailand.

Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Almukhtar 22, Nassir Abo Jalas 16
Thailand: Loephong Kongtawee 22



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  SERBIA   


KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd sign Mike Taylor - by Eurobasket
KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Mike Taylor (188-G-86, college: Iowa St.). Taylor played most recently at Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in the U.S. and Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) but only in the preseason for both teams. Last season (2008-09) he played at Los Angeles Clippers his stats were: 49 games: 5.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.1apg. and previous to 2009, he played in the D-League in 2008 with Idaho Stampede, he played 39 games averaging 4.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 48.2%, 3PT: 33.8%, FT: 70.7% and he also took part in the D-League All-Star games and was Slam Dunk Contest Finalist in 2008
By Eurobasket Data Center


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dragan MARKOVIC
  Napredak
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 22
 1. Markovic, Napredak22.0 
 2. Kruscic, Beograd18.6 
 3. Jelovac, Mega V.18.2 
 4. Rakic, Novi Sad16.9 
 5. Andjusic, Mega V.16.9 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.8 
 7. Lukovic, Radnic.16.4 
 8. Micevic, Borac15.4 
 9. Tresac, Borac15.3 
 10. Mladenovic, Erg.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.9.1 
 2. Jelovac, Mega V.8.0 
 3. Dramicanin, Borac7.6 
 4. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.5 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac6.7 
 6. Mikic, KG 066.5 
 7. Pobric, Novi Sad6.0 
 8. Borovcanin, Sloga5.9 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.5.6 
 10. Trailovic, Ergon.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.5 
 2. Stefanovic, Metal.5.0 
 3. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.7 
 4. Dimitrijevic, Sloga4.4 
 5. Rakic, Novi Sad4.0 
 6. Prolovic, Borac3.6 
 7. Djordjevic, Sloga3.4 
 8. Velickovic, Vojvodina3.3 
 9. Martinic, Vojvodina3.3 
 10. Kasabasic, Metal.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marko VULIN
  Proleter Naft.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.5 
 2. Dundjerski, Beograd2.4 
 3. Tomasevic, Vojvo.2.0 
 4. Djordjevic, Sloga2.0 
 5. Dimitrijevic, Sloga2.0 
 6. Dasic, Sloga1.9 
 7. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.9 
 8. Topcov, Proleter.1.8 
 9. Velickovic, Vojvodina1.8 
 10. Stefanovic, Met.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.2.4 
 2. Bircevic, Metalac1.6 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.4 
 4. Petric, KG 061.3 
 5. Buric, Tamis1.1 
 6. Maravic, Mega V.1.1 
 7. Markovic, Radnic.1.0 
 8. Topcov, Proleter.0.9 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.0.8 
 10. Cvetkovic, Mega.0.8 


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  SINGAPORE   


Kuwait edge Singapore for the 13th place in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News
Kuwait U16 - Singapore U16 66:60

Kuwait U16 National Team recorded victory in their final game at the Asia Championship. They held off Singapore to wrap up the tournament in the 13th position. Kuwait took the lead right from the start. They won the opening quarter by 5 points 13:8. The margin grew at 10 points at the interval. Singapore managed just nine points in the third frame allowing Kuwait to clear off beyond reach.
Hussain Shuaib scored 18 points, grabbed 7 boards and issued 4 assists for Kuwait. Mashari Abu Dhom and Mohammad Aloun added 17 points each for the winners. Russel Low responded with 14 points and 12 boards for Singapore.

Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 17, Mashari Abu Dhom 17, Mohammad Aloun 17
Singapore: Russel Low 14+12 boards



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  SLOVAKIA   


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Fears, Prievidza19.8 
 2. Archibeque, Levice18.7 
 3. Hill, Nitra18.3 
 4. Polakovic, Inter B.18.2 
 5. Crouch, Inter B.18.1 
 6. Bosak, Prievidza17.8 
 7. Glavinic, Handlova17.5 
 8. Mroz, Nova Ves16.5 
 9. Laco, Svit16.5 
 10. Nicholson, Pezin.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  Levice
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Archibeque, Levice10.1 
 2. Mroz, Nova Ves8.8 
 3. Nicholson, Pezinok8.6 
 4. Szalay, Prievidza8.5 
 5. Batka, Nova Ves7.1 
 6. Cvitanovic, Svit6.9 
 7. Skara, B.Bystrica6.8 
 8. Dorazil, B.Bystrica6.7 
 9. Micuda, Pezinok6.4 
 10. Laco, Sv.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Levice
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Crawford, Levice8.6 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova7.6 
 3. Betko, Komarno5.3 
 4. Scott, Nitra4.2 
 5. Immink, B.Bystrica4.0 
 6. Fears, Prievidza4.0 
 7. Demecko, Nova Ves3.8 
 8. Milosevic, Pezinok3.5 
 9. Crouch, Inter B.3.3 
 10. Bosak, Prievid.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Edward SCOTT
  Nitra
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Scott, Nitra2.8 
 2. Crawford, Levice2.4 
 3. Fears, Prievidza2.4 
 4. Zavodny, Vahost.2.2 
 5. Crouch, Inter B.2.1 
 6. Jackson, Pezinok2.1 
 7. Demecko, Nova Ves2.1 
 8. Glavinic, Handlova2.0 
 9. Immink, B.Bystrica1.9 
 10. Misinsky, Komar.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Levice
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Crawford, Levice0.8 
 2. Cvitanovic, Svit0.8 
 3. Blagojevic, Komar.0.8 
 4. Bosak, Prievidza0.7 
 5. Archibeque, Levice0.7 
 6. Madaj, Komarno0.6 
 7. Findura, Svit0.6 
 8. Bajic, Svit0.6 
 9. Glavinic, Handlova0.6 
 10. Klar, Levi.0.6 


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  SLOVENIA   


Union Olimpija blasts Lottomatica for the first Euroleague win this season - by Eurobasket News
Union Olimpija - Lottomatica 87-70

Union Olimpija has reason for the first joy. The Slovenian champion was too strong for Lottomatica registering first Euroleague win this season (1-4). Sani Becirovic (195-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) was a key player for the hosts as he collected 24 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. Saso Ozbolt (188-G-81, agency: World Sport Agency) scored 15 and Uros Slokar (210-F/C-83) netted 12 pts. Kennedy Winston (198-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) responded with 18 points for Lottomatica (3-2). Jacopo Giachetti (191-G-83) stopped on 10.
Union Olimpija grabbed 7-4 at the very beginning, but Lottomatica made 16-17 turn. Soon after that, Sani Becirovic and Vlado Ilievski lifted Olimpija to plus 4, but Toure fixed the score to 23-21 after 10 minutes of play. In the second quarter Olimpija totally smashed its opponent. Becirovic was on fire, while Saso Ozbolt and Edin Bavcic secured a great help. Thanks to 14-2 run, Union Olimpija jumped to double-digit lead for the first time in this game. They did not stop until the half time increasing it to impressive 48-28. At the beginning of third period Olimpija touched plus 24 and later 59-30 lead. It was clear that the game was already over for Lottomatica and only question was how big difference it will be at the end. After 30 minutes of play it was 64-48 and Olimpija ended last period 23-22 for the first, and at the same time fantastic Euroleague victory.

Union Olimpija: Sani Becirovic 24+5 rebs+5 as, Saso Ozbolt 15, Uros Slokar 12
Lottomatica: Kennedy Winston 18, Jacopo Giachetti 10



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  SOUTH KOREA   


South Korea pip Iran for birth in Final - by Eurobasket News
South Korea U16 - Iran U16 82:81

South Korea eked out a heart-breaking late win over Iran in the second semifinal at the U16 Asia Championship. Lee Jong-Hyun scored a bucket late in regulation propelling South Korea into the championship game. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi had a chance to save the day for Iran but wasted his attempt. South Korea entered the Final and booked the spot at the 2010 U17 World Championship at the same time.
South Korea grabbed the lead in the opening quarter. They enjoyed a 24:18 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Iran slowed down their opponents in the second frame but could not get closer. Korea earned a 42:35 lead into the main break. But Iran were not about to surrender. They unloaded 30 points in the third quarter erasing the deficit and heading into the fourth frame up by 2 points. It all came down to the final seconds when Jonghyun Lee stepped up with his heroics to win the battle for South Korea.
Lee Jong-Hyun finished with 19 points and 10 boards to pace Korea. Shin Hyo-Sub added 14 points in the winning effort. Amir Sedighi knocked down 30 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for Iran. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi had 21 points and 12 boards in defeat.

South Korea: Lee Jong-Hyun 19+10 boards, Shin Hyo-Sub 14, Choi Seung-Wook 13
Iran: Amir Sedighi 30+18 boards, Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 21+12 boards



Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Sonic Boom KT 12-5 
 2. Mobis Phoebus 11-5 
 3. Dongbu Promy 11-6 
 4. LG Sakers 11-7 
 5. KCC Egis 10-7 
 6. Samsung Th. 8-7 
 7. SK Knights 7-10 
 8. Daegu Orions 5-10 
 9. KT&G Kites 4-11 
 10. ET Land B.Sl. 3-14 


KBL Round: 19 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Sonic Boom KT - LG Sakers 74-63
Sonic Boom KT improved to 12-5 record after the victory over LG Sakers 74:63. Johnson Jasper (201-C-83, college: Delta St.) erupted with 30 points and Park Sang-Oh followed him with 12. Alexander Chris ended up with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Dongbu Promy - KCC Egis 71-78
Dongbu Promy lost to KCC Egis 71:78 to fall from the top of the standings. Akins Tony (180-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Georgia Tech) paced all the winners with 17 points, Ha Seung-Jin had 15 points and 10 boards, while Johnson Ivan added 12. Lee Kwang-Jae ended up with 20 points in the losing case.

ET Land B.Sl. - SK Knights 78-76
ET Land B.Sl. is back on track after the victory over SK Knights 78:76. McCaskill Amal top-scored for the winners with 27 points and 14 rebounds. Walker Samaki (206-F/C-76, college: Louisville) ended up with 23 points and 11 boards in the losing case.

KT&G Kites - Samsung Th. 79-83
KT&G Kites were beaten by Samsung 79:83 as the latter got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Sandrin Eric (206-F/C-78, college: Seattle Pacific). Lee Jung-Suk nailed 21 points and Leather Terrence produced 19. Dixon Nigel finished the night with 22 points for the Kites.



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  SPAIN   


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.20.2 
 2. Quinteros, CAI Z.17.8 
 3. Urtasun, Leon17.6 
 4. Hughes, Leon17.3 
 5. Morley, Burgos17.3 
 6. Blanch, Mallorca16.8 
 7. Green, Mallorca14.9 
 8. Humphrey, Leon14.8 
 9. DeVries, Girona14.6 
 10. Palacios, La Pal.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Donaldson, La La.11.7 
 2. Starosta, Melilla10.2 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 4. Ayon, Tenerife9.0 
 5. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.3 
 6. Arteaga, Palencia8.1 
 7. Padgett, La Palma7.9 
 8. Northen, Mallorca7.9 
 9. Adrien, Breogan7.6 
 10. Phillip, CAI.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jorge JIMENEZ
  Melilla
  (182-G-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Jimenez, Melilla5.0 
 2. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.5 
 3. Perez, Cornella4.3 
 4. Garrido, La Laguna3.8 
 5. Bivia, Mallorca3.7 
 6. Quinteros, CAI Z.3.3 
 7. Mena, La Palma3.2 
 8. Corrales, Burgos3.2 
 9. Guzman, Vive M.3.1 
 10. Lescano, CAI.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.2.9 
 2. Blanch, Mallorca2.6 
 3. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.5 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.2 
 5. Rabaseda, Cornella2.2 
 6. Bernabe, Leon2.1 
 7. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.1.9 
 8. Coleman, Breogan1.9 
 9. Castro, Burgos1.9 
 10. Mena, La Pal.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Donaldson, La La.1.9 
 2. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.5 
 3. Samb, Cornella1.5 
 4. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.5 
 5. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 6. Naymick, Caceres1.3 
 7. Joseph, Cornella1.2 
 8. Turner, Vive M.1.1 
 9. Northen, Mallorca1.1 
 10. Mirotic, Palenc.1.1 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Javier SALSON
  Huesca
  (199-F-82)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Salson, Huesca18.1 
 2. Howard, Guadalaj.17.3 
 3. Johnson, Huesca15.9 
 4. Williams, Matchmind15.9 
 5. Griffin, Cajasur .15.3 
 6. Pigram, Andorra15.3 
 7. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.1 
 8. Spencer, Matchmind14.6 
 9. Ott, Caja Rioja14.6 
 10. Suka-Umu, Cajasu.14.6 
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, Andorra8.2 
 6. Santana, Caja Rioja8.2 
 7. Matali, Andorra8.1 
 8. Andrews, Huesca8.1 
 9. Griffin, Cajasur .7.8 
 10. Silvestre, Plasenc.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Lino LOPEZ
  Coruna
  (189-G-76)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Lopez, Coruna4.6 
 2. Gonzalez, Navarra4.4 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.3 
 4. Marcos, Alcazar4.1 
 5. Canals, Alaior3.9 
 6. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.9 
 7. Guigou, Illescas3.8 
 8. Santamaria, ADT T.3.8 
 9. Herrero, Huesca3.7 
 10. Rueda, Promob.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 David SUKA-UMU
  Cajasur Cord.
  (195-F-77)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.8 
 2. Ott, Caja Rioja2.4 
 3. Martinez, Huelva2.3 
 4. Alonso, Matchmind2.3 
 5. Miller, Coruna2.2 
 6. Richotti, Real M.2.1 
 7. Gomez, Huelva2.1 
 8. Ayon, Illescas2.0 
 9. Franch, Prat J.2.0 
 10. Barcelo, Plasenc.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  ADT Tarragona
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Thompson, ADT T.1.7 
 2. Adams, Navarra1.3 
 3. Biyombo, Illescas1.1 
 4. Matali, Andorra1.0 
 5. Miller, Huelva1.0 
 6. Sekulic, Plasencia1.0 
 7. Howard, Guadalaj.0.9 
 8. De Santana, Caja R.0.9 
 9. Ayon, Illescas0.8 
 10. Andrews, Hues.0.8 


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  SYRIA   


Taiwan top Syria in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News
Taiwan U16 - Syria U16 75:50

Taiwan overcame Syria in the last but one game at the U16 Asia Championship. Thus Taiwan set up the clash with Japan for the fifth overall spot at the tournament. Chen Ying-Chun knocked down 18 points, grabbed 6 boards and dished out 4 assists to pace Taiwan.
Taiwan built a 12-point lead ten minutes into the game and extended the gap at 19 points at halftime. Things hardly changed after the major break as Taiwan maintained their pressure and rallied to the victory at the end.
Yang Hsing-Chih contributed 14 points for the winners. Muhammad Otabachi delivered 15 points and 9 rebounds for Syria.

Taiwan: Chen Ying-Chun 18, Yang Hsing-Chih 14
Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 15



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  TAIWAN   


Taiwan top Syria in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News
Taiwan U16 - Syria U16 75:50

Taiwan overcame Syria in the last but one game at the U16 Asia Championship. Thus Taiwan set up the clash with Japan for the fifth overall spot at the tournament. Chen Ying-Chun knocked down 18 points, grabbed 6 boards and dished out 4 assists to pace Taiwan.
Taiwan built a 12-point lead ten minutes into the game and extended the gap at 19 points at halftime. Things hardly changed after the major break as Taiwan maintained their pressure and rallied to the victory at the end.
Yang Hsing-Chih contributed 14 points for the winners. Muhammad Otabachi delivered 15 points and 9 rebounds for Syria.

Taiwan: Chen Ying-Chun 18, Yang Hsing-Chih 14
Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 15



Ex-Taiwan NT assistant banned by NBA for gambling - by Chris Wang
Former Taiwan NT assistant coach and Sacramento Kings assistant director of scouting Jack Mai has been banned by the NBA for betting money on league games, including those involving the Kings, Yahoo! Sports reported.

Jack Mai coached Luckipar Panthers in 1995-96 and registered 12 wins and 18 losses in 30 games in the Chinese Basketball Alliance, a Taiwanese pro league folded in 2000 after five seasons.

He worked as Panthers' general manager after that until the CBA went out of business.

Mai assisted late Yulon head coach Chien Yi-fei and led Taiwan NT to a silver medal finish in the 2001 East Asian Games in Osaka, Japan.

He was instrumental in landing Chen Hsin-an an opportunity to try out for the Kings in 2002. Chen was cut after appearing in two preseason games and did not make the opening day roster, however.

He also brought Tien Lei to play for the Kings in the Southern California Summer Pro League a few years later.

Ex-assistant scouting director gambled with Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings say they've been informed by the NBA that a former employee gambled while on their staff.

Jack Mai , the team's former assistant director of scouting, was found to have gambled while with the Kings, who fired him in January. Last season was his eighth with the franchise and third as assistant director of scouting.

The Kings' release says the 'investigation revealed that Mr. Mai participated in improper wagering activities while a member of this organization.' The Kings say Mai has been disqualified from further association with the NBA and its teams.

The league has taken gambling especially seriously since former referee Tim Donaghy admitted taking thousands of dollars from a professional gambler in exchange for inside tips, including games he worked.

NBA bans Kings scout for gambling on team
Adrian Wojnarowski

The NBA has banned former Sacramento Kings assistant director of scouting Jack Mai for betting money on league games, including those involving the Kings, Yahoo! Sports has learned.

The league informed teams in a memo on Wednesday afternoon that an investigation revealed Mai bet on NBA games limited to small amounts of money among acquaintances and there is no evidence that he ever attempted to use his position with the Kings to influence the outcome of any NBA game.

Mai bet on the Kings games for years, some for, and some against, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

When reached by phone on Wednesday afternoon, Mai said only, I resigned, and declined further comment.

The NBA told teams they can never employ, nor use Mai in a consultants capacity. League rules forbid employees from betting on any NBA games, especially those involving their own teams.

We take this matter very seriously, and we fully cooperated with the NBAs investigation, the Kings said in a statement.

Business partners of Mai tipped the NBA to his betting, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. After eight years with the organization, the Kings fired Mai early in 2009. Besides the gambling investigation, one league source said Mai had questionable business dealings with Korean and Chinese basketball teams and leagues.

He was using his position with the Kings to make business deals for players, equipment, etc., and appearances by NBA players in Asia for money, the source said.

Donaghy tried to peddle a tell-all book that wouldve alleged further impropriety among officials and the league, but the publisher said the threat of potential liability ultimately killed the books release.




Scouting assistant Mai gambled
Associted Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings said Wednesday they were informed by the NBA that a former employee gambled while on their staff.

Jack Mai , the team's former assistant director of scouting, was found to have gambled while with the Kings, who fired him in January. Last season was his eighth with the franchise and third as assistant director of scouting.

Kings owner Joe Maloof said the team fired Mai as soon as it found out through general manager Geoff Petrie that Mai had been wagering.

'I wasn't aware that he was betting. But the minute we found out he was doing something wrong we had to let him go,' Maloof said. 'People should know that you are not allowed to bet on NBA games. It's against the bylaws, it's against the rules.'

The Kings' release said the 'investigation revealed that Mr. Mai participated in improper wagering activities while a member of this organization.' The Kings said Mai had been disqualified from further association with the NBA and its teams.

NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed Mai's disqualification and said reinstatement was not possible, but said the league would have no other comment.

The league has taken gambling especially seriously since former referee Tim Donaghy admitted taking thousands of dollars from a professional gambler in exchange for inside tips, including games he worked.



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  THAILAND   


Saudi Arabia clinch 15th spot in Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Saudi Arabia U16 - Thailand U16 72:61

Saudi Arabia finally snapped the losing skid posting the initial win at the U16 Asia Championship. They defeated Thailand to finish the competition at the 15th spot. Thailand slipped at the very bottom of the ladder taking the 16th position.
Saudi Arabia opened the game with a 9:0 surge and built a 22:12 lead at the first break. Thailand refused to fold as they answered with a 15:0 run in the second quarter to level things up 34:34 at halftime. Saudi Arabia stepped back in charge in the third quarter and eked out a tough win at the end. Ahmed Almukhtar delivered 22 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia. Nassir Abo Jalas added 16 points for the winners. Loephong Kongtawee had 22 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for Thailand.

Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Almukhtar 22, Nassir Abo Jalas 16
Thailand: Loephong Kongtawee 22



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  TURKEY   


Fenerbahce Ulker celebrates in Lithuania - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris - Fenerbahce Ulker 78-84

Fenerbahce Ulker grabbed valuable victory in Kaunas for 3-2 in Group A. Damir Mrsic (188-G-70) top-scored for the Turkish team with 16, Omer Onan (194-G-78) had 13, while Gordon Giricek (197-G-77) and Semih Erden (211-C-87) helped with 12 points each. In Zalgiris (1-4), Martynas Pocius (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) collected 19 points and 7 rebounds. Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) had 17 and Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) added one point less.
First quarter ended 24-23 for the hosts, despite they had 20-13 at the middle of it. Gordon Giricek and Emir Preldzic shined for Fenerbahce Ulker in the finish closing the gap to one point. At the beginning of the second frame, Dainius Salenga and Martynas Pocius lifted Zalgiris to plus 6, but soon after that visitors came to 33-30. Marcus Brown and Pocius were good from behind the arc and mostly owing to them Zalgiris was 43-37 up after 20 minutes of play. Then in third period Fenerbahce made a turn. Damir Mrsic was in a game mood and together with Asik, Giricek and Omer Onan paced Fenerhabce to 49-51 at the halfway of this quarter. After it the score was 57-59, as Pocius fixed it with a triple. With about 5 minutes to go Fenerbahce had 65-67. Salenga tied the score soon after that, but Semih Erden and Greer lifted Fener to 69-73. Later it was plus 5, what turned out as unreachable for Zalgiris until the end. In the next round, Fener will meet Regal Barca on the road. Zalgiris will take on ASVEL in France.

Zalgiris: Martynas Pocius 19+7 boards, Dainius Salenga 17, Marcus Brown 16
Fenerbahce Ulker: Damir Mrsic 16, Omer Onan 13, Gordon Giricek 12, Semih Erden 12


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. Jackson, Antalya18.3 
 6. Baxter, Besiktas18.2 
 7. Williams, Erdemir17.8 
 8. Newley, Besiktas17.8 
 9. Gordon, Aliaga17.8 
 10. Brown, Borno.17.3 
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. Greene, Antalya7.0 
 10. Asik, Fener.Ulk.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. Ermis, Banvit4.5 
 7. Yildirim, Besiktas4.5 
 8. James, Mersin4.3 
 9. Mallet, T.Telekom4.2 
 10. Adams, Oyak.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Joshua SHIPP
  Bornova
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Shipp, Bornova3.2 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas3.0 
 3. Batuk, Karsiyaka2.6 
 4. Famutimi, Oyak R.2.6 
 5. Hosley, Aliaga2.5 
 6. Jackson, Antalya2.5 
 7. Oz, Aliaga2.5 
 8. Erden, Kepez Bld2.5 
 9. James, Mersin2.0 
 10. Butler, Tof.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Charles DAVIS
  Banvit
  (202-F-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Davis, Banvit2.2 
 2. Asik, Fener.Ulker2.0 
 3. Femerling, Antalya1.8 
 4. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.8 
 5. Elegar, Bornova1.5 
 6. Buckman, Kepez Bld1.3 
 7. Davidson, Darussaf.1.2 
 8. Denison, Tofas1.2 
 9. Solak, Kepez Bld1.0 
 10. Heytvelt, Oyak.1.0 


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mustafa ABI
  ITU
  (197-G-79)
  Avg: 28
 1. Abi, ITU28.0 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal25.3 
 3. Garrison, Pamuk.22.7 
 4. Smith, Duzce Genclik21.0 
 5. Gursu, Genc Banvit20.7 
 6. Nelson, Akhisar Bld20.5 
 7. Kan, Yesilyurt20.0 
 8. Curtis, Beykoz19.8 
 9. Kaya, Gelisim19.0 
 10. Karamahmut, Us.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt15.7 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal15.0 
 3. Curtis, Beykoz11.7 
 4. Eiukwu, Usak11.0 
 5. Gokay, Akcakoca P.10.8 
 6. Garrison, Pamuk.10.5 
 7. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.10.3 
 8. Nelson, Akhisar Bld10.0 
 9. Egemonye, Optimum .9.8 
 10. Ekmen, I.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gokhan SENOL
  Final Genclik
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Senol, Final Genclik7.0 
 2. Eris, Istanbul B.B.6.3 
 3. Kan, Yesilyurt6.2 
 4. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.3 
 5. Akyol, Olin Genclik5.0 
 6. Adiguzel, Orman G.5.0 
 7. Yolcu, Selcuk Univ.5.0 
 8. Tunceri, Hacettep.4.8 
 9. Tutuncu, Beykoz4.7 
 10. Gacemer, Gelis.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Sertay GURSU
  Genc Banvit
  (--87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gursu, Genc Banvit3.0 
 2. Eris, Istanbul B.B.2.7 
 3. Taylor, Vestel2.5 
 4. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.2.5 
 5. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.3 
 6. Goktas, Genc T.2.3 
 7. Abay, Pamukkale2.3 
 8. Kocamis, Gelisim2.3 
 9. Dizici, Yeni Nesil2.3 
 10. Adiguzel, Orman.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Eiukwu, Usak4.0 
 2. Taylor, Vestel2.5 
 3. Garrison, Pamuk.2.3 
 4. Binici, Genc Banvit2.0 
 5. Ekmen, ITU1.8 
 6. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.8 
 7. Fobbs, Trabzonspor1.8 
 8. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 9. Brown, Yesilyurt1.5 
 10. Balto, Genc.1.5 


Another resignation at Galatasaray Cafe Crown - by Serkan Corum
GSCC head of woman basketball operation Ahmet Dedehayir also announced his resignation.
'Although i was reasponsible for the woman operation and have nothing to do with the current situation i decided to resign in order not to give any harm to club ' said mr.Dedehayir.
No other resignations expected.Galatasaray discussed all the current situation at their extraordinary council held on wednesday and praised the action that board took over the situation.



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  UBA   


Standings
UBA Standings
D-League
 1. Columbus D. 0-0 
 2. Warner RK 0-0 
 3. Metro K. 0-0 
 4. Orlando Stars 0-0 
 5. GW Forest P. 0-0 
Exhibition-Touring
 1. Proline 0-0 
 2. Shizuoka T. 0-0 
National Division
 1. Converse F. 0-0 
 2. S. Antonio 0-0 
 3. Irving A. 0-0 
 4. GIE Morrow D. 0-0 
 5. Katy S. 0-0 
 6. Houston G. 0-0 
 7. Austin F. 0-0 
 8. Southern G. 0-0 
Uruguay Division
 1. Circulo 0-0 
 2. Salto Uru. 0-0 
 3. Nacional 0-0 
 4. Juventus 0-0 
 5. Universitario 0-0 
 6. Ferro CS 0-0 


URBL Stats Leaders
UBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
Scoring Champ of 2009
Jermaine Barnes (41.3).
Who will take it in 2010?
Rebounds Per Game
Rebounding Champ 2009
Jerome Boyd (15.1).
Who will take it in 2010?
Assists Per Game
Assist Champ of 2009
Sherman Douglas (12.1).
Who will take it in 2010?
Steals Per Game
Steals Champ of 2009
Jermaine Barnes (4.1).
Who will take it in 2010?
Blocks Per Game
Blocks Champ of 2009
Derrick Stroud (2.8).
Who will take it in 2010?
2FGP
1.Boyd, DFW .913
2.Fisher, Con .750
3.James, Irving .532
4.Cato, Con .500
5.Barnes, DFW .500
3FGP
1.Douglas, DFW 100
2.Harner, Con .700
3.James, Irving .600
4.Tranquier, Texas .500
5.Barnes, DFW .495


UBA look to add the LSB (Uruguay) - by URBL media
The Universal Basketball Association is happy to announced that the UBA will look to add Salto, (Uruguay) to the league.

The UBA plan to add LSB (Uruguay) to the UBA and begin playing in 2011. There will be 6 teams to join from the LSB (Uruguay) including Universitario, Juventus, Circulo Sportivo, Salto Uruguay, Nacional and Ferro Carril 2nd Team. All the teams joining the UBA will have to complete all necessary forms and contracts before being eligible for the 2011 UBA Playoffs. The Saltean Basketball League was founded in 1934 in Salto, Uruguay.

Founder and CEO J.D. Barnes flew to Salto, Uruguay 3 weeks ago to view and scout the LSB Basketball League. I have enjoyed my stay in Salto and hope we can use the LSB as a beginning to expanding great basketball in Uruguay, said Barnes. Barnes participated in several league games to get a feel for there education and skill in the LSB. I feel that the league has a great group of managers, the LSB staff is the best Ive seen in Uruguay.

Maria Correa (Director of UBA South America) and the LSB Staff that includes: Roberto Sevrini (President of the LSB), Dr. Lauro Ambrosoni (Vice President), Dr. Gustavo Silva y Rosas (LSB secretary) and Alejandro Menoni (LSB Vocal) will be working together to make it happen. I met with these gentlemen several times and they were always professional, Maria Correa was right when she said work with this league. Im excited about the future in Salto, said Barnes.

Salto will have an opportunity to see the UBA first had as CEO J.D. Barnes and Maria Correa host the UBA South American Tour in Salto, Uruguay. The tour will be to introduce Salto to the UBA. The UBA select to will play the Salto Select team. Salto will be coached by Universitario head coach Ricardo Corbella and the UBA Select will be coach by Michael Davis (winner of the UBA Coach of the Year Award in 09). Michael Davis won the UBA Championship in 09 with the GIE Morrow Disciples (DFW 09). Rosters will be released March 26, 2010.


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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Macaulay Ready for a Return - by Andy Webb
Marshall MK Lions and Cheshire Jets will be looking to take a step towards the BBL Cup final when they meet in the first leg of the semi-final at Bletchley Leisure Centre on Friday.Lions won the competition in 2008 with a victory against Newcastle Eagles, and coach Vince Macaulay is keen for his team to return to the final: The Cup is special to us and we want it back, we all enjoyed that run and those are the reasons you play the game, to win!

However, Macaulay admits that he isnt a great fan of two-leg basketball: I dont think two legs work in basketball, but its better than one. Will we coach the game differently? Yes it will be eight quarters and you cant win it in the first game, but you can certainly lose it.

The teams met at Northgate Arena in late September and Jets ran out 78-77 winners. Macaulay is expecting another tough game:It was another game we lost at the buzzer, I think Jets are one of those clubs who know how they want to play and recruit players to fit, they are having an exceptional season. Jets coach Paul Smith is ready for a difficult game at Bletchley Leisure Centre: They are very good. We stole a win and they were without their point guard, so I know it will be a very tough game. Good veterans with some exciting young guys and an experienced coach will make them tough for everyone this year.

Elsewhere on Friday, Essex Pirates will look to repeat one their two BBL Championship victories this season when they host Worthing Thunder. Tim Lewis team travelled to the south coast in October, and ran out 88-82 winners their only win on the road since joining the BBL in the summer. Although Thunder currently sit outside the play-off zone, and have played more games than any other team in the bottom half of the table, Lewis is expecting a difficult game when they visit Southend: I think that Worthing are a good team - they have been unlucky with injuries. With Dave Titmuss coaching them they are going to competitive no matter who is or isnt playing for them.

The two sides who dominated the BBL last season meet at Newcastle Arena on Friday evening when the home-town Eagles host Everton Tigers.Eagles came out on top when the teams met in October, winning 98-81, but coach Fabulous Flournoy is not taking anything for granted as his team prepare to face the Tigers: Tigers are even more of a work in progress than us he said. They have a lot of talent and will be a tough team in the second half of the season. Without Larkai they are perimeter orientated but they have a number of multi skilled players. To beat them we need to defend the perimeter better than we have been doing. Tigers coach Tony Garbelotto is also expecting a tough game when his team travel to the north east: They are still a championship calibre team, and don't let anyone else tell you different. Of course, take Fab (Flournoy) out and the emotional leader and best defender is gone, but when he gets back they will be fine.





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Women News

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE - Women  


Zakula moves to Cyprus, Ruzic leaves Jedinstvo - by Zeljko Zule
Dragoslava Zakula (173-G-73, agency: Data Plus Group) has left Mladi Krajisnik to join Cypriot team AEL for three months. She was averaging 30,4 minutes, 13,0 points (2P 50%, 3P 22%, FT 77%), 4,3 rebounds, 4,1 assists and 2,0 steals in 7 games for Adriatic League. Bosnian team already looking for new pointguard.
Tamara Ruzic (181-G-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Charleston So.) left Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje because of the financial problems of club. She was averaging 34,0 minutes, 12,0 points (2P 37%, 3P 30%, FT 67%), 4,6 rebounds, 0,8 assist, 1,0 steals and 0,2 blocks in 5 games for Adriatic League.


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  ARGENTINA - Women  


Standings - Women
Liga Nacional Standings
 1. Velez S. 8-0 
 2. Talleres 5-3 
 3. Union Florida 5-4 
 4. C.Entrerriano 5-4 
 5. Lanus 4-3 
 6. Recreo 1-7 
 7. Ben Hur 1-8 


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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendigo S.
  (166-G-75)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Harrower, Bendi.25.1 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.22.7 
 3. Cambage, Bulle.19.3 
 4. Lewis, Townsville F.18.4 
 5. Kerr, Townsville F.17.7 
 6. Bibby, Canberra C.17.3 
 7. Bibby, Canberra C.17.3 
 8. Marino, Adelaide16.9 
 9. Francis, Adelaide16.0 
 10. Tolo, Canberra.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanya SMITH
  Townsville F.
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Smith, Townsville F.10.5 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.10.0 
 3. Kerr, Townsville F.9.6 
 4. Tolo, Canberra C.8.6 
 5. Tolo, Canberra C.8.6 
 6. Cambage, Bulle.8.2 
 7. Francis, Adelaide8.1 
 8. Abbott, Logan T.7.9 
 9. Woosnam, Adelaide7.6 
 10. Porter, Sydney6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Sharin MILNER
  Bulleen B.
  (162-G-80)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Milner, Bulleen B.5.7 
 2. O''Hea, Bulleen B.4.7 
 3. Harrower, Bendi.4.6 
 4. Butler, Sydney UF4.4 
 5. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.4 
 6. Veal, Logan T.4.2 
 7. Marino, Adelaide4.0 
 8. Smith, Townsville F.3.7 
 9. Woosnam, Adelaide3.6 
 10. Mahony, Danden.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Veal, Logan T.2.2 
 2. Malpass, Perth L.2.0 
 3. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 4. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 5. Milner, Bulleen B.1.7 
 6. Smith, Townsville F.1.7 
 7. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.6 
 8. Finnigan, Bendigo S.1.6 
 9. Hurst, Canberra C.1.5 
 10. Purcell, Logan.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Amy LEWIS
  Townsville F.
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lewis, Townsville F.2.1 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.1.5 
 3. Tolo, Canberra C.1.4 
 4. Tolo, Canberra C.1.4 
 5. Smith, Sydney UF1.3 
 6. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.2 
 7. Roberts, AIS1.0 
 8. Roberts, AIS1.0 
 9. Cumming, Dandenon.1.0 
 10. Starks, Perth.0.9 


Lauren Jackson changes Spartak Moscow Region for Canberra Capitals - by Eurobasket News
One of the best foreign players in Russia Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) changes Spartak Moscow Region for Australian Canberra Capitals. The Australian National Player returns home after Spartak Moscow Region-Vidnoje and Lauren Jackson have mutually agreed to part ways.
Lauren Jackson and Dina Taurasi led the Russian team to the glory. Together with Spartak Moscow Region they wrote in their names in the Euroleague history after they clinched the third straight title. The Russian powerhouse defeated Halcon Avenida in Salamanca 85:70 last season to celebrate another European triumph. Diana Taurasi was unstoppable as she knocked down 31 points, grabbed 5 boards and dished out 4 assists to lead Spartak while Lauren Jackson added 13 points for the winners.
In 2008-2009 Spartak Vidnoe Moscow Region saw Jackson in Euroleague's 16 games as she veraged 15.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 44.0%, FT: 86.7%. In the Russian League Lauren played 25 games and had 14.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 52.7%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 76.1%
In 2009 she played in WNBA for Seattle Storm and in 26 games was the third top-scorer in the league. Lauren Jackson averaged 19.2ppg, 7.0rpg,1.5spg, Blocks-1.7bpg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 43.0%, FT: 79.7%.
Only in the last season she had such awards as Russian Superleague Regular Season Runner-Up, Russian Superleague Finalist, Russian Cup Finalist, Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague Honorable Mention, Eurobasket.com Russian Superleague All-Imports Team, All-WNBA Defensive 1st Team and All-WNBA Center of the Year.
Her new team Canberra has 7-4 record at the WNBL Standings. In the latest game Aneka Kerr recorded double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds as she led Townsville to 70:56 win over Canberra. Tanya Smith was also excellent for winning side, adding 15 points and also collecting 10 rebounds. For Canberra, Natalie Hurst had 17 points.


Standings - WNBL
WNBL Standings
 1. Bulleen B. 9-1 
 2. Townsville F. 7-1 
 3. Sydney UF 7-3 
 4. Bendigo S. 7-3 
 5. Canberra C. 7-4 
 6. Adelaide 6-5 
 7. Logan T. 5-5 
 8. Dandenong R. 2-7 
 9. Perth L. 1-9 
 10. AIS 0-13 


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Standings - CNBF
CNBF Standings
 1. Colchoes 4-0 
 2. VivoSabor 3-0 
 3. Acucar 3-1 
 4. Sao Caetano 3-1 
 5. Santo Andre 2-2 
 6. Vasto Verde 0-3 
 7. Botafogo 0-4 
 8. Sao Bernardo 0-4 


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  CROATIA - Women  


A1: Round 5 review - by Eurobasket News
Round 5 of the 1st Croatian League saw Zadar record its third win after they have beaten Agram 75-74. The thriller of the game came down to last second three-point shot by Ina Marin (170-G-86) which gave Zadar tiny victory. The game started good for hosts who came out strong from the gate and took 10 point advantage. Still Agram players bounced back and quickly evened the game. From that point on, teams exchanged in lead until the end. With 2 minutes left to play, the score stood at 69-70. After several exchanged baskets, Agram was still holding 72-74 when Marin was left open at the three point line. She converted the shot which gave Zadar 75-74 and that was enough to secure win. Martina Aksamovic (88) led the way for Zadar with 18 points, while Ina Marin added 17. For Agram, Borovic and Vukicevic stood above the rest with 19 and 18 points respectively.
Omis recorded 67 point margin victory over Tresnjevka. Game was practically over by halftime when the score stood at 42-42 and hosts continued to pound on their opponent until the final score of 113-46. Puljic with 18 and Tokic and Kalajdzic with 15 apiece led the rout. For Tresnjevka, Bosnjak had 12 points.
Croatia 2006 recorded away win over Biska Pula 62-70. Visiting team broke the game in the final quarter which they won 12-21 which was enough to secure them a win. Valentic and Erak were best scorers for Croatia with 22 points apiece. For Biska Pula, Maja Ramljak (183-C-88) had 15 while Premasunac added 14 points.


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Frisco Sika topple Euroleague Group D - by Eurobasket News
Szeged - Frisco Sika 54:71
Frisco Sika earned the fourth Euroleague victory. They took care of Szeged in Hungary to climb on top of the standings in Group D. Tay McWilliams (189-F/C-70, college: St.Edward's) was the main figure on the court as she tallied 25 points and 8 rebounds in the win.
Frisco Sika stormed into the encounter accounting for the first 12 points. Iva Ciglar (170-G-85) stopped the bleeding for Szeged but Frisco Sika continued to dominate. They posted a 21:11 lead after ten minutes of action. Tay McWilliams and Kulichova ensured a 30:17 advantage midway through the second period. Bernadett Nemeth (173-G-80) and Zherzherunova dragged the hosts within 9 points at halftime 27:36. Szeged trimmed the margin at 6 points early in the third term sparking the intrigue. Eva Viteckova (189-F-82) and DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87, college: Auburn) capped the third frame with five points in a row as Frisco Sika headed into the fourth quarter ahead by 13 points. Szeged could not get closer than 10 points in the fourth stanza and had to digest the fourth Euroleague loss at the end.
DeWanna Bonner knocked down 17 points and collected 9 rebounds for the winners. Eva Viteckova added 14 points, 7 assists and 4 boards for the visitors. Bernadett Nemeth and Iva Ciglar delivered 13 points apiece for Szeged.

Szeged: Bernadett Nemeth 13, Iva Ciglar 13
Frisco Sika: Tay McWilliams 25, DeWanna Bonner 17, Eva Viteckova 14



USK Praha extinguish MKB Euroleasing - by Eurobasket News
USK Praha - MKB Euroleasing 98:75

The Czech champions USK Praha rolled to the third win in Euroleague. They overwhelmed MKB Euroleasing in the capital to climb onto the second spot in Group C ladder. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78) exploded with 31 points to lead the host.
MKB Euroleasing opened the game with five points in a row but USK Praha did not allow the visitors to run away. The home team narrowed the distance and trailed by just one point at the first break 21:22. Kublina and Lindsay Whalen (173-G-82, college: Minnesota) teamed up for 5 points in a row at the beginning of the second frame to put USK Praha ahead. The hosts soon unloaded ten straight points to open a 36:24 advantage. USK Praha continued to mount the pressure and grabbed a 50:35 lead at halftime. Evanthia Maltsi and Lindsay Whalen stretched the margin to 20 points early in the third quarter. MKB Euroleasing cut the gap to 11 points almost immediately but the home team entered the fourth term ahead by as many as 19. Lindsay Whalen tipped off the fourth term with a three-pointer and USK Praha never looked back en route to the victory.
Lindsay Whalen nailed 24 points and issued 5 assists for USK Praha. Marketa Bednarova (178-F-81) contributed 12 points in the win. Dora Horti (195-C-87) notched 21 points and 7 boards for MKB Euroleasing. Amber Holt (183-G/F-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 18 points in the loss.

USK Praha: Evanthia Maltsi 31, Lindsay Whalen 24, Marketa Bednarova 12
MKB Euroleasing: Dora Horti 21, Amber Holt 18



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  EUROCUP - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anastasia PIMENOVA
  Chevakata
  (180-F-81)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Pimenova, Cheva.24.7 
 2. Williams, Mondeville24.0 
 3. Villarroel, Sierre22.7 
 4. Sales, Besiktas22.5 
 5. Warburton, Gran C.22.3 
 6. Kuzina, Dynamo M.22.0 
 7. Maksimovic, Zeljezni.22.0 
 8. Milovanovic, ICIM A.21.7 
 9. Fleischer, Dexia21.0 
 10. Anufryienka, Dun.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnette SNOW
  Dynamo K.
  (196-C-80)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Snow, Dynamo K.12.7 
 2. Fleischer, Dexia12.7 
 3. Little, AEL12.3 
 4. Gidden, Sf. G.11.7 
 5. Santos, AD Vagos11.7 
 6. Maksimovic, Zeljezni.11.0 
 7. Kuzina, Dynamo M.11.0 
 8. Carter, CCC P.10.5 
 9. Henry, Gran Canaria10.0 
 10. Egenti, Energa.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Erica WHITE
  Hapoel T-A
  (160-G-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. White, Hapoel T-A9.0 
 2. Szymanska-L., Dex.8.0 
 3. Aubert, Mondeville8.0 
 4. Zoll, Botas7.5 
 5. Sytnyak, Dynamo M.6.0 
 6. Reid, Hatis Yerevan5.3 
 7. Snytsina, Nadezhda.5.0 
 8. Zygelyte, Lemminkain.4.7 
 9. Keyru, Dynamo M.4.7 
 10. Delmis, SEAT.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan COLEMAN
  CCC Polkowice
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Coleman, CCC P.6.0 
 2. Sales, Besiktas5.5 
 3. Rasmussen, Sf. G.4.3 
 4. Doron, Targoviste4.3 
 5. Zoll, Botas4.0 
 6. Dubrovina, Dnipro3.5 
 7. Vulic, Hatis Yerevan3.3 
 8. Reid, Hatis Yerevan3.3 
 9. Anosike, Targoviste3.0 
 10. Jinks, Lattes.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.0 
 2. Tomova, Nyon2.5 
 3. Ivankovic, Sibenik2.0 
 4. Snow, Dynamo K.2.0 
 5. Gidden, Sf. G.1.7 
 6. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.7 
 7. Saregkou, Athin.1.7 
 8. Sowinski, CAB M.1.7 
 9. Razmaite, Sierre1.7 
 10. Dacic, Besikt.1.7 


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


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Diana TAURASI
  Spartak V MR
  (182-F/G-82)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Taurasi, Spartak .22.3 
 2. Milton-Jones, Ros C.20.4 
 3. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli20.0 
 4. McCoughtry, Dobri A.19.0 
 5. Montgomery, TEO V.18.6 
 6. Brunson, Taranto18.2 
 7. Burse, TS Wi.18.0 
 8. Weaver, TTT Riga17.8 
 9. Young, Galatasaray17.6 
 10. Jelavic, Gosp.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Janell BURSE
  TS Wisla Can-Pak
  (197-C-79)
  Avg: 13
 1. Burse, TS Wi.13.0 
 2. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli10.2 
 3. Brunson, Taranto10.0 
 4. Lyttle, Perfumer.9.6 
 5. Kraayveld, USK P.9.4 
 6. Yilmaz, Fenerbahce9.2 
 7. Godin, Taranto9.0 
 8. Frohlich, Dobri A.8.7 
 9. Hollingswort., TEO V.8.6 
 10. Langhorne, Rivas.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Clara BERMEJO
  Rivas Ecopolis
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bermejo, Rivas E.7.0 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs6.8 
 3. Fernandez, TS Wi.5.8 
 4. Vardarli, Fener.5.6 
 5. Jelavic, Gospic5.2 
 6. Cohen, TS Wi.5.0 
 7. Lepron, Tarbes4.8 
 8. Taurasi, Spartak .4.5 
 9. Montgomery, TEO V.4.4 
 10. Ratkaine, MKB.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa WILLIS
  TTT Riga
  (183-G/F-84)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Willis, TTT Riga4.3 
 2. Milovanovic, MKB E.3.5 
 3. McCoughtry, Dobri A.3.3 
 4. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs3.0 
 5. Vardarli, Fener.3.0 
 6. Zherzherunov., Sze.2.8 
 7. Horakova, Frisco S.2.8 
 8. Perkins, Galatasa.2.8 
 9. Dubljevic, Rivas E.2.6 
 10. Montgomery, TEO.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Candice DUPREE
  Dobri Anjeli
  (188-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli2.2 
 2. McCarville, Spart.2.0 
 3. Comfort, Villeneuve1.8 
 4. Burse, TS Wi.1.6 
 5. Christon, Lotos G.1.5 
 6. Podkovalniko., Perfum.1.4 
 7. Lisina, Dobri Anjeli1.3 
 8. De Souza, Ros C.1.2 
 9. Sipaviciute, Szeged1.0 
 10. Fowles, Sparta.1.0 


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


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Anna Vajda knocked down 24 points to lead MiZo Pecs past Villeneuve - by Eurobasket News
Villeneuve - MiZo Pecs 57:76

Anna Vajda (191-F/C-84) knocked down 24 points to lead MiZo Pecs past Villeneuve in France. The Hungarian side enjoyed 76:57 win to climb in the ladder.
MiZo raced out to a 12-2 lead and never looked back against a Lille team that entered with the worst record in the group. The defeat leaves Lille at 1-4. Ana-Maria Cata-Chitiga (195-C-89) scored for the French side at the end of the first quarter to trail 8:20. Ohlde posted 4 in a row for 28:14 and Fegyverneky brought her team 31:22. Paul sent the squads to the lockers for 35:26 guests advantage. Bertal reduced the gap to 37:30 with the hosts, but Kelly Mazzante (183-G-82, college: Penn St.)'s two three-pointers gave her side 56:38. Quigley closed the third frame at 58:41. Another two three-pointers from Kelly Mazzante saw the Hungarian team in front with 64:45. Fegyverneky delivered the last two for the guests to celebrate the second win with her team.
Kelly Mazzante notched 12 points in the second win for the Hungarian side. Laurie Datchy (175-G/F-90) delivered 18 points for Villeneuve.
In another game of the group Wisla used a late bucket from Iziane Castro to snatch a tough home win against Gospic. Janell Burse tallied 31 points and 15 boards to lead Wisla to the fifth straight win. Ewelina Kobryn added 11 points and 10 boards for the hosts. Jelena Ivezic dropped 19 points but could not prevent Gospic from losing the fifth in a row.

Villeneuve: Laurie Datchy 18 points, Lady Comfort (188-C-86, college: Temple) 10, Ana-Maria Cata-Chitiga 10
MiZo Pecs: Anna Vajda 24 points, Kelly Mazzante 12, Sara Krnjic (193-C-91) 10



Mondeville smashes Sierre in the last period - by Eurobasket News
Mondeville - Sierre 94-75

Mondeville continues with victories in EuroCup this season. The French squad worked very hard and managed to beat Sdent Sierre Basket reaching 3-0 record in Preliminary Group A. It means that Mondeville already booked a spot for the next stage, despite there is 3 more games to be played. On the other side, Sierre dropped to 0-3 and it chances to do the same drastically decreased. Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: De Paul) once again was the leading player in victory netting 28 points. Valeriya Berezhynska (193-C-86, college: Rice) had 25 pts and 13 rebounds, while Yacine Sene (183-F-82) added 21 pts and 5 as. Visitors got 23 points from Ofelia Villarroel (174-G-78, college: Oklahoma) and 20 from Diana Razmaite (196-C-75, agency: LBM Management).
The game is decided in the last period. Before that, Sierre had impressive first 10 minutes ending them with 15-27 lead. The hosts woke up and they managed to close the gap to 39-45 until the half time. Mondeville continued to melt Sierres lead after the breather and came to 61-63 after 3 quarters. Then, Lenae Williams and hear teammates totally destroyed their rivals creating fantastic 23-6 run for 84-69 with 4 minutes left. Visitors were in shock, thus until the end Mondeville increased its lead even more to the final 94-75.

Mondevile: Lenae Williams 28, Valeriya Berezhynska 25+13 boards, Yacine Sene 21+5 as
Sierre: Ofelia Villarroel 23, Diana Razmaite 20


Rivas Ecopolis needed an overtime to beat Bourges - by Eurobasket News
Rivas Ecopolis -Bourges Basket 71:67

Rivas Ecopolis needed an overtime to improve to 5-0 record in Group C. The Spanish side edged Bourges Basket 71:67 as Anna Cruz (172-G-86) shined in the final minutes of the game to lift her team.
Rivas scored the first four points in the game and had 19:17 after the end of the first period. They led from the beginning until the end of the second frame and had 36:30 at the end of it as Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) made a lay-up. The latter also gave the hosts 40:30, but Essence Carson (183-G-86, college: Rutgers) tied the game at 44:44. Catherine Joens (180-G-82) still had the lead with her team at 53:50 as she made a jump shot at the end of thirty minutes. Katarina Manic also split a pair from the charity stripe to make it 62:60 but Cruz tied it and Manic then missed the chance to win it for Bourges by missing both shots from the free throw line with 17 seconds left. In overtime Catherine Joens and Styliani Kaltsidou (188-C/F-83) exchanged the threes and then Anna Cruz as well as another free throw by Catherine Joens brought the hosts the fifth straight win.
Anna Cruz top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Catherine Joens netted 15. Petra Ujhelyi (192-C-80, college: S.Carolina) and Crystal Langhorne followed them with 12 points apiece. Essence Carson ended up with 17 points in the losing case and Styliani Kaltsidou posted 14.

Rivas Ecopolis: Anna Cruz 21 points, Catherine Joens 15, Petra Ujhelyi 12, Crystal Langhorne 12
Bourges Basket: Essence Carson 17, Styliani Kaltsidou 14


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lindsay TAYLOR
  Nantes
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Taylor, Nantes17.4 
 2. Eldebrink, Tarbes16.2 
 3. Williams, Mondeville15.9 
 4. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.15.6 
 5. Houston, Tarbes14.9 
 6. Berezhynska, Monde.14.6 
 7. Sy, Nantes14.4 
 8. Gomis, Arras14.4 
 9. Anderson, Villeneuve14.3 
 10. Reghaissia, Land.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.4 
 2. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.9.3 
 3. Amant, Arras8.6 
 4. Neaves, Calais8.6 
 5. Dijon, Lattes M.8.5 
 6. Taylor, Nantes8.3 
 7. Bonnan, Mondeville8.1 
 8. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes8.0 
 9. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.7.9 
 10. Miyem, Bourg.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.4 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville5.6 
 3. Lepron, Tarbes5.1 
 4. Mitchell, Arras4.6 
 5. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.2 
 6. Metcalf, Toulouse3.6 
 7. Hermouet, Toulouse3.5 
 8. Cibert, Calais3.4 
 9. Manic, Bourges3.3 
 10. Gomis, Villeneu.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Virginie BREMONT
  Armentieres
  (178-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bremont, Armentie.3.0 
 2. Mitchell, Arras3.0 
 3. Gomis, Arras2.4 
 4. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 5. Metcalf, Toulouse2.3 
 6. Konate, Landes2.3 
 7. Hermouet, Toulouse2.0 
 8. Macleod, Nantes1.9 
 9. Kaltsidou, Bourges1.9 
 10. Palie, Aix-en-Pr.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Leah METCALF
  Toulouse
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 1.5