EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/3/2009

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  ABA   


San Diego Surf announce roster, exhibition game - by Chris Terrell
San Diego, CA - The The San Diego Surf have announced their roster for the coming ABA season. Signed an in camp ready for this upcoming weekend's exhibition against the Clayton, California based 'Showtime' for the Surf will be Jamal Kendrick (6'8''-F-75, college: Baylor), Mike McNair, Aaron Hands (6'8''-F/C-80, agency: Promotex, college: Cal-Riverside), John Clark (6'5''-G/F-81, college: Cal.St. Northridge), Brian Hills (6'5''-G/F-79), Danny Mills (6'5''-G-84, college: Oregon Tech), Christopher Agnes (6'4''-G-85, college: Morehouse), Jarrett Flechenhaar. Coaching the team this season will be Terry Mason . Mason was formerly the Head Coach of the San Diego Wildcats. The Wildcats franchise and ownership rights to the San Diego market were sold in the off season and a new ownership group with the Surf will play in the ABA's So Cal Division.

Generals release preseason roster - by Gianni Pascucci
After months of searching, the Dallas Generals finally announce their selections for the inaugural 2009-2010 team. Nearly 200 aspiring athletes turned out to showcase their talents, but in the end only 15 names remain. The following players have received an invitation to training camp, that opens today, November 2, 2009:
Anthony Miller (6'9''-C-71, college: Michigan St.)
Taurian Fontenette (6'2''-G-82, Paul Quinn College)
Tyrone Rayson (6'6''-F-80, college: East Central)

Benny West (6'3''-G-80, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Howard Payne)
Brandon Lee (6'2''-G, college: Tarleton St.)
Jerome Rogers (5'10''-G-81, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Texas)

Jonathan Hopkins (6'10''-F/C-78, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.)
Shawn Ward (6'6''-F-78, college: Incarnate World)
Jonathan Walker (6'3''-G-86, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: McMurry)
Jonathan Amos (6'4''-G-87, college: Toledo)
Mike Jones (6'8''-F/C-83, college: N.Texas)
Kenneth Lawrence (6'0''-G-81, college: La-Lafayette)
Larry Satchell (6'9''-F/C-80, college: Arkansas)
Brian Carter (7'0'- F/C, Texas Christian University)
Earl Rabb (6'3''-G-, Midwestern State University)



Last ABA signings - by Gianni Pascucci
The Las Vegas Aces announced that former UNLV star Lou Kelly (6'5''-G/F-79, college: UNLV) committed to a 2 year deal with the team. The Aces are very excited to seal the deal with a Kelly. Aces staff feel that Louis will bring the veteran leadership and scoring power we need this season. The West Texas Whirlwinds announced to have brought back 85% of their scoring in signing again Ray Williams (6'0''-G-85, college: Salisbury St.) (ABA all-star), Ira Cross (6'6''-F/C-84, college: E.New Mexico) (ABA all-star), Wyshawn Wade (6'3''-G-83, college: Orange CC) and Charncy Ephriam (6'4''-G-81, college: Texas-PB) (ABA all-star). The Whirlwinds added some key pieces to this year team. Starting with Charles Davis 5'9', Marcus Sanders 6'8', Marlo Sanders 6'4', Nathaniel Jones (6'7''-F/C-77, college: Langston), RoShon Jacobs (6'4''-G-85), Berry Whitley (5'9''-G-81, college: SUNO), Fred Eshon (6'1''-G) and Steven Boger 6'10'

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Suad SEHOVIC
  Bosna S.
  (197-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18
 1. Sehovic, Bosna S.18.0 
 2. Delic, Helios17.8 
 3. Zizic, Cedevita17.8 
 4. Tomas, Cibona15.8 
 5. Anderson, Cedevita15.6 
 6. Ozbolt, U.Olimpija15.2 
 7. Tomic, KK Zagreb15.0 
 8. Snow, Helios15.0 
 9. Maric, Partizan14.8 
 10. Dragicevic, Crvena.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleks MARIC
  Partizan
  (211-C-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Maric, Partizan10.0 
 2. Tomic, KK Zagreb9.0 
 3. Raduljica, FMP8.3 
 4. Marjanovic, Hemof.8.0 
 5. Ruzic, Zadar7.4 
 6. Savovic, Buducnost7.4 
 7. Mason, Siroki E.7.4 
 8. Golubovic, U.Olimpija7.2 
 9. Brkic, Radnicki K.7.0 
 10. Ruzic, Siroki Eron.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Mocnik, Helios7.8 
 2. Anderson, Cedevita5.6 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm5.6 
 4. Gordon, Cibona5.4 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar5.2 
 6. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.6 
 7. Mason, Siroki E.4.4 
 8. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.4.0 
 9. Covic, FMP4.0 
 10. Jeretin, Buducno.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Vladimir KRSTIC
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-72)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Krstic, KK Zagreb2.6 
 2. McCalebb, Partizan2.5 
 3. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.0 
 4. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar1.8 
 6. Mocnik, Helios1.6 
 7. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.6 
 8. Bakic, Crvena Zvez.1.6 
 9. Dundovic, Helios1.6 
 10. Aleksic, Radnicki.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vladimir GOLUBOVIC
  U.Olimpija
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Golubovic, U.Olimpija1.6 
 2. Marjanovic, Hemof.1.4 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.4 
 4. Radosavljevi., Crvena Z.1.0 
 5. Macvan, Hemofarm1.0 
 6. Zalokar, Helios1.0 
 7. Sinovec, Partizan1.0 
 8. Vranes, Partizan1.0 
 9. Roberts, Partizan1.0 
 10. Bjelica, Crvena.1.0 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Obras 6-2 
 2. Penarol 5-2 
 3. Boca Jrs 5-3 
 4. C.Entrerriano 5-3 
 5. Regatas C. 5-3 
 6. Atenas 5-3 
 7. Quimsa 4-3 
 8. Union S. 4-3 
 9. Libertad 4-3 
 10. La Union 4-4 
 11. Quilmes MP 4-4 
 12. Sionista 3-3 
 13. Gimnasia CR 3-5 
 14. Lanus 2-6 
 15. Estudiantes 1-6 
 16. Cicl.Olimpico 0-7 


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
 1. San Mart.MJ 4-0 
 2. El Nacional 3-1 
 3. Ciud.Bragado 2-1 
 4. Ciclista 2-1 
 5. A.Italiana 2-1 
 6. San Mart.C. 2-1 
 7. Club 9 2-1 
 8. Argentino 2-2 
 9. Independ.N. 2-2 
 10. Firmat SF 1-2 
 11. Alma Juniors 1-3 
 12. Obera TC 1-3 
 13. Independ.T. 0-3 
 14. Belgrano SN 0-3 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Fernando FUNES
  C.Entrerriano
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Funes, C.Entrer.23.5 
 2. Cequeira, Sionista22.0 
 3. Jackson, La Union20.5 
 4. Smith, Estudiantes18.7 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs18.6 
 6. Mikulas, Boca Jrs18.4 
 7. Robinson, Sionista18.0 
 8. Wolkowyski, Libertad.17.9 
 9. Assie, Quilmes MP17.1 
 10. Edwards, Qui.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.15.5 
 2. Wolkowyski, Libertad.8.4 
 3. Pelussi, Libertad S.8.1 
 4. Abney, Olimpico LB7.9 
 5. Mikulas, Boca Jrs7.9 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.8 
 7. Williams, Union S.7.6 
 8. Osborne, La Union7.5 
 9. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 10. McFarlan, Union.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Cequeira, Sionista5.0 
 2. Labaque, Obras4.6 
 3. Cadillac, C.Entrer.4.3 
 4. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.7 
 5. Martinez, Sionista3.5 
 6. Edwards, Quilm.3.1 
 7. Gerbaudo, La Union3.0 
 8. Figueroa, Atenas3.0 
 9. Pelussi, Libertad S.2.6 
 10. Rodriguez, Sionis.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Estudiantes
  (188-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Smith, Estudiantes2.4 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.2.3 
 3. Labaque, Obras2.1 
 4. Cutley, C.Entrer.2.1 
 5. Lane, C.Entrerriano2.0 
 6. Moodie, Boca Jrs2.0 
 7. Gil, Union S.1.8 
 8. Aguirre, Boca Jrs1.8 
 9. Leiva, Penarol1.7 
 10. Gutierrez, Penar.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.2.3 
 2. Johnson, Lanus1.4 
 3. Leiva, Penarol1.2 
 4. Alston, Boca Jrs1.1 
 5. Alloatti, Obras1.1 
 6. Zanotti, Regatas C.1.0 
 7. Williams, Union S.1.0 
 8. Rollins, Gimnasia.0.9 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol0.7 
 10. McFarlan, Union.0.7 


Liga A: Summary of Round 8 - by Eurobasket News
Atenas - La Union 83-85
La Union grabbed valuable road win against Atenas jumping to 4-4- record. David Jackson (196-G-82, college: Penn St.) was totally the best player in victory with 33 points and 9 rebounds, while Jason Osborne (204-F-74, agency: Court Side, college: Louisville) followed him with 17 pts. In Atenas (5-3), Juan Locatelli delivered 21 points.

Union S. - Libertad S. 87-81
Union was better than Libertad so both teams are on 4-3 record now. Carlos Schattmann (194-G-87) stepped up for the hosts with 18 points. On the other side, Cleotis Brown (198-G/F-77, college: Illinois) netted 17 points for the guests.

Lanus - C.Entrerriano 78-63
Terrell Taylor stepped up for Lanus yesterday with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Diego Prego (198-F-77) had 14, while Fernando Malara (194-F-80, agency: Interperformances) followed with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Visitors got 23 points and 9 boards from Scott Cutley. Lanus 2-6, Central Entreirrano (5-3).

Gimnasia CR - Penarol 69-53
3-5 for Gimnasia CR and 5-2 for Penarol after this game. Hakeem Rollins (202-C/F-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: Washington) was the most important player in victory collecting 17 points and 13 rebounds. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) answered with 11 points and 5 boards in defeat.

Quilmes MP - Obras 94-77
Quilmes handed the second loss of the season to Obras, who still remains on top of Liga A standings with 6 wins. Brice Assie (201-F-83, college: W.Connecticut) and Carl Edwards (196-F-81, college: Charleston) paced the hosts to victory with 21 and 20 points respectively. Assie had 9 rebounds beside that. In Obras, Maurice Spillers and Juan Espil combined 31 pts.

Olimpico LB - Regatas C. 73-78
Regatas celebrated fifth victory of the season mostly owing to Edward Nelson, who drained 20 points. Federico Kammerichs (203-F/C-80) helped with double-double, 13 points and 16 rebounds. Anthony Glover (197-F-79, agency: Passing Lane, college: St.John's) scored 21 for Olimpico (0-7).

Sionista - Quimsa 81-87
Quimsa (4-3) had Roman Gonzalez (211-C-78) in a game mood with 21 points. Albert White (197-G/F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Missouri) scored 18 points and pulled down 7 rebounds, while Julio Mazzaro stopped on 13 pts. Sionista (3-3) got 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists from Chick Robinson.

Estudiantes - Boca Jrs 78-83
Boca Juniors (5-3) cruised past Estu on the road getting 25 points and 11 rebounds from Gabriel Mikulas (201-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: E.Carolina). Cedric Moodie (187-G-78, college: Indianapolis) was behind him with 18 pts and 5 boards. In Estu (1-6), Michael Robinson collected 25 points and 7 rebounds.


TNA, Round 4: San Martin MJ keeps the perfect score - by Eurobasket News
Group North
San Mart.C. - Belgrano SN 80-71
San Martin C celebrated nice 80-71 home win against Belgrano improving to 2-1 score in TNA. Mariano Ceruti (194-F-79) stepped up in victory with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Leandro Portillo (185-G-85) also had important role netting 16 pts. In Belgrano SN (0-3), Juan Gandoy posted 18 pts.

Obera TC - Alma Juniors 79-65
First win of the season for Obera TC so both teams are on 1-3 record now. Facundo Giorgi (203-F-85, college: Florida Intern.) led the hosts with 19 points and 6 rebounds, while Jose Fabio (198-F-77) added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Sebastian Porta collected 17 points and 7 rebounds in loss.

Club 9 - San Martin MJ 68-71
The box-score will be available soon. San Martin MJ 4-0, Club 9 2-1.

Group South
Independ.N. - Argentino 62-63
Argentino grabbed tiny 63-62 win against Independiente N, who remains winless after 3 appearances. Selem Safar (190-G-87) paced Argentino (2-2) to victory nailing 20 points. Jervaughn Scales (200-F-71, college: Southern) and Martin Melo combined 31 points in defeat.

Independ.T. - Bragado 58-72
Bragado had Derrick Miller (202-C/F-78, college: Georgetown, KY) in a game mood with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Cesar Avalle (190-G-85) had 19 and Lisandro Rasio scored 18 pts. The hosts got 21 points form Valerio Andrizzi. Bragado 2-1, Independiente T 0-3.

Ciclista - El Nacional 51-56
The box-score will be available soon. El Nacional 3-1, Ciclista 2-1.


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Howard WILKERSON
  Ciclista
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Wilkerson, Ciclista24.5 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional24.0 
 3. Spalla, Club 923.0 
 4. Pardal, Bragado20.5 
 5. Ceruti, San M.19.3 
 6. Miller, Bragado19.3 
 7. Tomatis, Alma Juniors19.3 
 8. Melo, Independ.N.18.3 
 9. Ghirardi, Firmat S.17.0 
 10. Fabio, Obera16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  San Mart.C.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Truscott, San M.13.3 
 2. Wilkerson, Ciclista9.5 
 3. Clayton, Firmat SF9.3 
 4. Frey, A.Italiana9.3 
 5. Elsener, El Nacional9.0 
 6. Ford, Belgrano SN8.7 
 7. Martina, Club 98.0 
 8. Segura, Club 97.5 
 9. Fabio, Obera TC7.5 
 10. Espinoza, Argenti.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Olmedo, Bragado5.3 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.5 
 3. Eiguren, Firmat SF3.0 
 4. Forastieri, Club 93.0 
 5. Bendel, Independ.N.3.0 
 6. Lorenzo, Club 93.0 
 7. Gelsi, El Nacional2.7 
 8. Schoppler, A.Italiana2.3 
 9. Lauro, Independ.N.2.3 
 10. Gandoy, Belgrano2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Joseph WILLIAMS
  Independ.T.
  (201-C-79)
  Avg: 4
 1. Williams, Independ.T.4.0 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional3.7 
 3. La Bella, Obera TC3.5 
 4. Gerlero, Club 92.5 
 5. Forte, Alma J.2.5 
 6. Castelli, Independ.T.2.3 
 7. Luchino, San M.2.3 
 8. Barlasina, San M.2.3 
 9. Sanchez, A.Italiana2.3 
 10. Heinrich, El Nacion.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Joseph WILLIAMS
  Independ.T.
  (201-C-79)
  Avg: 4
 1. Williams, Independ.T.4.0 
 2. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 3. Williams, Independ.N.1.5 
 4. Ford, Belgrano SN1.3 
 5. Cavagna, Alma J.1.3 
 6. Nwankwo, El Nacional1.0 
 7. Noguera, Belgrano.1.0 
 8. Trapote, Independ.1.0 
 9. Wilkerson, Ciclista1.0 
 10. Giorgi, Obera1.0 


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


ASEAN-League Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
KL Dragons - Thailand Tigers 79-78
KL Dragons held off Thailand Tigers at home court to improve at 2-2 record. Chris Kuete (195-G/F-83) came up with 25 points, 12 boards and 4 assists in his debut for KL Dragons. Rudy Lingganay topscored with 27 points in the victory. Chaz Twan Briggs answered with 27 points and 14 boards for the Tigers as they fell at 0-3 record.

Singapore S. - Satria Muda 96-72
Singapore Slingers posted the fourth straight win as they cruised past Satria Muda. LeBlanc Michael (202-G/F-78, college: Houston Baptist) scored 23 points and grabbed 6 boards to pace the league leaders. Kyle Jeffers knocked down 19 points and collected 15 boards for the Slingers. Alexander Hartman responded with game-high 28 points as Satria Muda slipped at 2-2 record in the second spot in the ladder.



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  AUSTRIA   


Furstenfeld Wins Big Versus Gussing - by Lindsey McIntyre
The BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers recovered from their Wednesday Cup loss with a 77-48 victory over the UBC okoStadt Gussing Knights Sunday, Nov. 1 in Furstenfeld. Jean Francois (197-F-80, college: Georgia Southern) led all players in scoring and rebounding with 28 points and nine rebounds.

The Panthers first stretched their lead in the second quarter, outscoring the Knights 17-9, and continued in the third quarter, outscoring them 23-16 to go up by 25 points, 63-38. Gussing struggled offensively, shooting just 28% from the field. Furstenfeld also outscored Gussing 40-22 in the paint.

Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) led the Panthers in scoring with 22 points and five rebounds. Shelton Colwell (202-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Missouri St.) posted 17 points and six rebounds, and Brian Heinle (207-C-78, agency: Court Side, college: Cal.St. Northridge) added 11 points and seven rebounds.

For Gussing, Frank Richards (188-G-82, college: Kansas St.) was the closest to Francois in scoring with seven points and he also grabbed five rebounds.

Up next for each team, Gussing with travel to Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions Saturday, Nov. 7 and Furstenfeld will return to Oberwart Gunners Nov. 9 for a rematch with the team who ousted them from the Chevrolet Cup. That game will be televised live on Sky.


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. St.Polten 5-1 
 2. Klosterneub. 5-1 
 3. Wels 5-1 
 4. Furstenfeld 5-1 
 5. Gmunden 4-2 
 6. Kapfenberg 4-2 
 7. Oberwart 3-3 
 8. Arkadia 3-3 
 9. Gussing 1-5 
 10. Vienna 1-5 
 11. UBSC Graz 0-6 
 12. Worthersee 0-6 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Furstenfeld
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Penigar, Furstenf.22.5 
 2. Anderson, Vienna19.2 
 3. Mayes, Gmunden19.0 
 4. Levy, Oberwart18.8 
 5. Speiser, St.Polten18.6 
 6. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.8 
 7. Drenovac, Arkadia17.4 
 8. Francois, Gussing17.4 
 9. Dilys, Arkadia16.8 
 10. Conley, We.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason FORRESTAL
  UBSC Graz
  (204-F-69)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Forrestal, UBSC G.9.2 
 2. Johnson, Oberwart8.6 
 3. McCandies, Worth.8.6 
 4. Kugerl, Kapfenberg8.0 
 5. Penigar, Furstenf.8.0 
 6. Levy, Oberwart7.2 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten6.6 
 8. Drenovac, Arkadia6.4 
 9. Heard, Gussing6.4 
 10. Lanegger, UBSC.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Alexander LANEGGER
  UBSC Graz
  (192-G-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Lanegger, UBSC G.5.5 
 2. Woschank, Kapfe.4.8 
 3. Richards, Gussing4.2 
 4. Danek, Arkadia3.6 
 5. Lamesic, Wels3.6 
 6. Schaal, Worthersee3.4 
 7. Meacham, Wels3.2 
 8. Schreiner, St.Po.3.0 
 9. Boylan, Gmunden3.0 
 10. Payton, Vien.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Vienna
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. O''Neal, Vienna2.6 
 2. Bobb, Klosterneub.2.6 
 3. Richards, Gussing2.4 
 4. Roderick, Arkadia2.2 
 5. Anderson, Vienna2.2 
 6. Boylan, Gmunden2.0 
 7. Conley, Wels2.0 
 8. Levy, Oberwart1.8 
 9. Payton, Vienna1.6 
 10. Penigar, Furste.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bernd STUPPACHER
  Klosterneub.
  (195-F-86)
  Avg: 0
 1. Stuppacher, Kloste.0.0 
 2. Drenovac, Arkadia0.0 
 3. Soldo, Klosterneub.0.0 
 4. Bautista, Wels0.0 
 5. Obermann, Klostern.0.0 
 6. Vieider, Wels0.0 
 7. Sallomon, Klostern.0.0 
 8. Fields, Wels0.0 
 9. Diwald, Klosterneub.0.0 
 10. Klette, We.0.0 


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  BOSNIA   


Bosnian D1: Round 4 review - by Eurobasket News
In the derby match of Round 4, Igokea managed to beat Sloboda and to take the top of the stanginds. This was an important away win for Igokea who managed to beat Sloboda after a long time. The game started better for hosts who managed to build 24-17 lead in the first quarter. In the second, Igokea opened the period with 8-0 run to regain the lead. They displayed great defense as they limited Sloboda to only 8 second quarter points. At the halftime the score was tied at 32 apiece. Than in the third quarter we saw a close battle as the teams exchanged in lead. With 10 minutes to go, visiting team was up by 3 points. Than in the final quarter, Igokea tightened their defenses once again which helped them crack the game. Sloboda scored only 10 points during this period while Igokea players scored 25. In the end visiting team celebrated 61-79 win. Milijan Bocka (186-G-82) with 19 and Vladimir Zujovic (201-F/G-80, agency: Beo Basket, college: Lock Haven) with 17 points led Igokea. On the other hand, Zlatan Halibegovic (187-G-87) was the best scorer for Sloboda with 16.
Another interesting matchup was seen in Zenica, where Celik hosted Capljina and came away with 99-72 win. It was the game in which Celik took the early lead and constantly increased it. For the most of the game, hosts had 20 point advantage and were not allowing Capljina to make the comeback. Ramo Rizvic (199-G-86) was the best scorer for Celik with 28 points while Adelmo Delic (190-F-84) added 17. For Capljina, Ivan Bakovic (197-G-81) finished the game with 18.
In other matchups of Round 4, Sutjeska has beaten Slavija 86-73 while Hercegovac recorded 79-66 win over Leotar. On Monday, Mladost will host Zrinjski, while Borac will face Grude in the final two matches of Round 4.


Siroki Eronet celebrates against Bosna ASA BHT in Bosnian derby - by Eurobasket News
Bosna ASA BHT - Siroki Eronet 64-75

Two Bosnian representatives met each other in Round 5 of Adriatic league. The reigning champion took on Bosna ASA BHT on the road celebrating valuable 64-75 win. It means that after bad start, Siroki Eronet jumped to 2-3 record in the regional championship. At the same time, Bosna ASA BHT dropped to 1-4. Sinisa Stemberger (195-G-79) stepped up for the winners with 21 points. Chester Mason (192-G-81, agency: N.E.T., college: Miami, OH) had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, while Ivan Grgat (210-F/C-74, agency: Court Side) also added 12 pts, but with 9 boards beside that. In Bosna, Ivan Ivanovic (205-F-80, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 16 points. Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) followed him with one point less.
Bosna ASA BHT had slightly better beginning taking 14-12 lead after ten minutes of play. Soon after that, Siroki responded and it managed to create 30-33 turn until the half time. Third quarter was the crucial one in this game. Visitors intensified defense, but at the same time stayed productive on the other side of the court. That resulted with 8-18 for Siroki in third quarter, what they were able to keep for rest of the way. Bosna finished last 10 minutes 26-24, but they needed a way more.
Round 6 of Adriatic league is scheduled for November 6/7.

Bosna ASA BHT: Ivan Ivanovic 16, Suad Sehovic 15
Siroki Eronet: Sinisa Stemberger 21, Chester Mason 12+10 boards+6 as, Ivan Grgat 12+9 boards


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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Harper, Levski26.7 
 2. Durchev, Chernomo.22.0 
 3. Brown, Chernomo.21.0 
 4. Kyosev, Cherno M.20.0 
 5. Cole, Levski19.7 
 6. Bozov, Balkan19.7 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.19.3 
 8. Preston, Spartak P.18.3 
 9. Stoykov, Lukoil A.17.3 
 10. Angelov, Yamb.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Brown, Chernomo.11.3 
 2. Radev, Balkan10.0 
 3. Brown, Lukoil A.9.3 
 4. Wells, Lukoil A.9.0 
 5. Peterson, Rilski S.8.3 
 6. Preston, Spartak P.7.3 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.7.0 
 8. Angelov, Yambol7.0 
 9. Kennerly, Spart.7.0 
 10. Marinov, Yamb.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Eric WEBB
  Cherno More
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Webb, Cherno More5.3 
 2. Russell, Lukoil A.5.0 
 3. Smith, Levski4.0 
 4. Ugrinoski, Rilski S.4.0 
 5. Velikov, Levski3.7 
 6. Mirkovic, Lukoil A.3.7 
 7. Wells, Lukoil A.3.3 
 8. Slaveykov, Levski3.0 
 9. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.0 
 10. Gruev, Rilski Spo.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stanislav SLAVEYKOV
  Levski
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Slaveykov, Levski3.3 
 2. Evtimov, Levski3.0 
 3. Bozov, Balkan3.0 
 4. Harper, Levski2.7 
 5. Webb, Cherno More2.7 
 6. Dimitrov, Spart.2.7 
 7. Frasor, Levski2.5 
 8. Penev, Chernomo.2.3 
 9. Russell, Lukoil A.2.3 
 10. Aleksiev, Cherno.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael EARL
  Yambol
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Earl, Yambol2.3 
 2. Peterson, Rilski S.2.0 
 3. Veselovs, Cherno M.2.0 
 4. Brown, Chernomo.2.0 
 5. Brown, Lukoil A.1.7 
 6. Gocevski, Yambol1.3 
 7. Doychinov, Cherno M.1.3 
 8. Radev, Balkan1.0 
 9. Morton, Chernomo.0.7 
 10. Wells, Lukoil.0.7 


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  CHINA   


Imports Info. updated - by Robert Wang
CBA new season will start on December 19th and now all team are starting to look for NBA players. Some teams have confirmed heir imports already like Edwards Corsely (6'10) signed with Shan Xi team already and Andrew Brwon (6'9) signed with Shan Dong team. Myron allen signed back with his former team. Smush Parker and David Harrison signed with Guang Dong team and Mario West just arrived in Liao Ning (6'5, Hawks) for a tryout, he was tested by Xin Jiang team before he comes to Liao Ning but did not make team. Frans Steyn and Chris Willliams signed back to their old team and Leon Rogers and Tim Pickett signed with Ji Lin team.etc..Chinese teams has been very picky on the imports and they are all focus on the NBA experine players so far. Or at least they saw the players who played in china already and they knew their games already and then they signed them back.

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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Karlo VRAGOVIC
  Dubrava
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 25
 1. Vragovic, Dubrava25.0 
 2. Bizaca, Trogir24.7 
 3. Sakic, Dubrava20.0 
 4. Meznaric, Darda18.3 
 5. Filipovic, Sibenik18.0 
 6. Soda, Trogir18.0 
 7. Mrva, Borik17.0 
 8. Ridl, Darda17.0 
 9. Rezic, Kastela16.3 
 10. Cosic, Svjetlo.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Filip VUKICEVIC
  Svjetlost
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Vukicevic, Svjetlost10.7 
 2. Sakic, Dubrava7.7 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir7.7 
 4. Krapic, Zabok7.7 
 5. Macura, KK Split7.7 
 6. Bilan, Sibenik7.3 
 7. Ridl, Darda7.3 
 8. Maric, Dubrava6.7 
 9. Kaliterna, Kastela6.7 
 10. Krolo, Dar.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Igor SUMIC
  KK Split
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Sumic, KK Split6.3 
 2. Tomeljak, Zabok6.0 
 3. Cosic, Svjetlost5.3 
 4. Petkovic, Sibenik5.0 
 5. Vragovic, Dubrava4.3 
 6. Camagajevac, Darda3.7 
 7. Norac, Svjetlost3.7 
 8. Ridl, Darda3.7 
 9. Radic, Dubrovnik3.0 
 10. Blajic, Trog.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Teo PETANI
  Borik
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Petani, Borik3.7 
 2. Petkovic, Sibenik3.3 
 3. Sumic, KK Split3.3 
 4. Blajic, Trogir2.3 
 5. Pavic, Borik2.3 
 6. Bosnjak, Dubrava2.3 
 7. Vragovic, Dubrava2.3 
 8. Babic, KK Split2.0 
 9. Maric, Dubrava2.0 
 10. Batina, KK Spl.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Macura, KK Split3.7 
 2. Bizaca, Trogir3.3 
 3. Radic, Kastela1.3 
 4. Bilan, Sibenik1.0 
 5. Spahija, Svjetlost1.0 
 6. Delas, KK Split1.0 
 7. Soda, Trogir1.0 
 8. Cular, Zabok1.0 
 9. Babic, KK Split1.0 
 10. Budimir, Zab.1.0 


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  CYPRUS   


ROUND 2- RESULTS AND TOP SCORER! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Highlights of round 2 of the season:

1)Apoel's victory against Keravnos in a

'lets finish our unfinished business......' game

shaped round 2. The game had a bit of everything; suspense, good basketball, but also boxing. Dozet of Apoel in his first appearance scored 25 points with Heath adding another 14 and Sallivan having 6 assists. From Keravnos Lonnie Cooper shouted 'I am still here' and added 15 points and 7 assists, with Hart adding another 13-points.


2)To the highlights we should add Ehta's second victory, against Achilleas, that sends a 'you should have us in mind' message.

TOP SCORER ROUND 2
a) Dozet - Apoel = 25 points
b) Strickland - Aek = 25 points

TOP ASSIST MAN ROUND 2
a) Lonnie Cooper - Keravnos = 7 assists

TOP REBOUNDER ROUND 2
a) Ntapkous - AEK=13 rebounds (9 offensive)

RESULTS - Round 2
Apollon (84) - Omonoia (75)
Etha (77) Achilleas (76)
Enad (96) - Aek (81)
Apoel (77) Keravnos (76)
Day-off: Ael



Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. APOEL 2-0 
 2. Etha 2-0 
 3. Apollon 1-0 
 4. AEL 1-0 
 5. Keravnos 1-1 
 6. ENAD 1-1 
 7. AEK 0-2 
 8. Achilleas K. 0-2 
 9. Omonia 0-2 


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  DENMARK   


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Peter JOHANSEN
  Naestved
  (205-F/C-80)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Johansen, Naestved23.9 
 2. Smith, Svendborg23.5 
 3. Morris, Aabyhoj23.0 
 4. Johnson, Bakken22.5 
 5. Kearse, SISU22.0 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg21.4 
 7. Miskovic, Randers21.0 
 8. Dennis, Naestved20.9 
 9. Proctor, Bakken20.1 
 10. Nielsen, Rande.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 13
 1. Christoffers., Bak.13.0 
 2. Miskovic, Randers12.5 
 3. Morris, Aabyhoj12.2 
 4. Vance, Aalborg9.9 
 5. Cavanuagh, Aalborg8.8 
 6. Kearse, SISU8.6 
 7. Iversen, Svendborg8.5 
 8. Johansen, Naestved8.5 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU8.1 
 10. Proctor, Bakk.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Smedley, Randers7.5 
 2. Nielsen, Horsholm6.0 
 3. Darboe, Horsholm5.0 
 4. Dennis, Naestved4.9 
 5. Smith, Svendborg4.6 
 6. Rinkevicius, SISU4.3 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken4.2 
 8. Iversen, Svendborg4.1 
 9. Kristiansen, Aalborg4.1 
 10. Bradley, Amager4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darryl PROCTOR
  Bakken
  (193-F-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Proctor, Bakken3.0 
 2. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm2.4 
 4. Fall, Horsens IC2.3 
 5. Kristiansen, Aalborg2.0 
 6. Madsen, Aabyhoj2.0 
 7. Kearse, SISU2.0 
 8. Dennis, Naestved1.9 
 9. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.9 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakk.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Christoffers., Bak.3.4 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj3.2 
 3. Johnson, Bakken2.0 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.6 
 5. Marinkovic, Horsholm1.4 
 6. Kalvelis, SISU1.3 
 7. Miskovic, Randers1.0 
 8. Vance, Aalborg0.9 
 9. Hoger, Svendborg0.9 
 10. Guyton, Aabyh.0.9 


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  EBA   


Beltway Bombers are EBAs Newest Entry - by EBA Media
The EBA announced today (Monday, November 02, 2009) that the Beltway Bombers (Dumfries, VA) have joined the league for the 2009-2010 season.

EBA President, Dick Anzolut, said, Were very excited to welcome the Beltway Bombers to our league lineup for the upcoming season. The Bombers will definitely be one of the more talented, explosive and well-coached teams in our league.

Owned and Coached by Chaz Dudley (Head Coach of EBAs Alexandria Avengersin 2009 season), the Bombers will play their home games at Potomac High School in Dumfries, VA.

As a former professional basketball player and Head Coach of Chaz Hoops, Coach Chaz is now entering his 16th year of coaching professional basketball at every pro level. Originally from NYC, Coach Chaz recently relocated to the northern Virginia area and has consistentlyattracted talented pro level playersbecause ofhis proven reputation of winning championshipsand his connections, assisting players onto the NBA, NBDLand European leagues.

For private workouts/team practices, contactCoach Chaz Dudley directly at: (703) 795-0122; Email:chazdudley@comcast.netor beltwaybombersbasketball@comcast.net



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  EL SALVADOR   


Standings - Liga Superior
Liga Superior Standings
 1. ExSAL 4-1 
 2. San Marcos 4-1 
 3. UTEC 3-2 
 4. Denver 1-3 
 5. Leones 0-5 


LSB-Clausura weekend results - by Jaime Arevalo
Led by Joaquin Morataya (190-F-77) and Eduardo Aguilar (176-G-86), who combined for 27 points, UTEC took an important win, over San Marcos, that was led by Carlos Palacios (192-F-86), the game top scorer at 22. In another game, ExSal defeated Leones Automoto 85-77 with Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) leading the way at 36 points and Fabio Molina (195-G/F-81) adding 19. Eduardo Garcia (191-F-88) scored 21 in Leones, Arturo Escamilla (185-F-77) added 18. Thalns to this result, ExSal comes back at the top of the table.
Standings:
1. ExSal 4-1
2. San Marcos 4-1
3. UTEC 3-2
4. Denver 1-3
5. Leones 0-5


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  ESTONIA   


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


TTU KK keep KML record spotless - by Eurobasket News
TTU KK remained undefeated after five games played in the KML season. Lately TTU KK held off Rakvere 82:64 to stay on top of the standings. Rakvere got to the better start. They posted a 20:18 lead after ten minutes. TTU KK struggled to pick up the tempo in the second frame and Rakvere capitalized taking a 14-point lead at the interval. But things changed around in the third stanza. The hosts limited Rakvere to just 8 points in the third quarter to ensure a 4-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. TTU KK looked confident in the final term and finished off their opponents. Joosep Toome (202-F-85) knocked down 26 points and grabbed 9 boards to lead TTU KK. Joosep Pokla (198-G-86) scored 15 points and collected 9 boards in the victory. Valmo Kriisa (190-G-74) notched 26 points and pulled down 9 boards in defeat.
Valga posted the second victory as they edged Kuremaa 105:89. Ando Tagamets (200-F-79) scored 25 points and grabbed 10 caroms to lead Valga. Kristo Aab (194-F-85) added 17 points in the win. Brett McGee (198-G/F-84, college: Mt.Mercy) exploded with 39 points and 10 boards for Kuremaa.
TU/Rock improved at 2-1 record after they fired past Parnu 87:61. Sven Kaldre (195-G-91) notched 15 points to pace the vice-champions. Vallo Allingu (206-C-78) managed 14 points and 13 boards in the win. Heigo Erm (190-G/F-80) replied with 15 points and 7 boards in defeat.



TRAVIS REED RETURNS! - by Ozell Wells
Travis Reed (203-C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Long Beach St.) IS BACK!
Travis Reed,who has made two excellent seasons in BC Kalev / Cramo , unique motion center, was at the airport this morning in a joyful state. 'Glad to be back in Estonia, away from Romania ,' he said with the first emotions.
Romania started its league season with the club BC Mures Targu-Mures , where the Lithuanian Audrius Pakuraitis is coaching. 'Catalin Burlacu (210-C-77, agency: Court Side) had a big part in the reason why I went to Romania,' said 30-year-old American. 'But I did not like it that much. I am very glad ot be back in Tallinn.'
Travis has his first practice in Kalev Tallinn today, we will see him on Wednesday in a game between the Kalev Tallinn and Rakvere.


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  FINLAND   


1st Division Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Honka - Tarmo 79-89
Tarmo remained the only undefeated team in the league as they took care of Honka on the road. Aubrey Conerly (183-G-83, college: Jacksonville) fired 34 points in the win. Justice Graham contributed 15 points for Tarmo. Sauli Silvonen answered with 19 points for Honka.

Huima - BC Nokia 86-72
Brandon Sampay (202-C-86, college: Illinois St.) and Brian Leggett tallied 40 points and 27 rebounds apiece to pace Huima past Nokia. Eetu Nieminen knocked down 12 points in the victory. Sami Kajander scored 25 points for Nokia. Jeremy McCullogh had 15 points and 7 boards in the loss.

Wartti - Jyvaskyla 59-71
Jyvaskyla handed Wartti the fourth loss in the season edging those away from home. Tuukka Ahila (183-G-86) scored 14 points and grabbed 6 boards to lead the visitors. Jani Parkkinen added 12 points and 10 boards in the victory. Timo Hassinen responded with 15 points and 12 boards for Wartti.

LoKoKo - Lapua 71-72
Givi Bakradze (185-G-91) converted a layup late in regulation to bring Lapua to a narrow win over LoKoKo on the road. Kyle Swantson scored 25 points to pace Lapua. Rob Haynes added 18 points in the winning effort. Eryk Thomas responded with 19 points and 6 boards for LoKoKo.

Namika II - JKS 79-95
JKS cruised past Namika II as J'son Stamper (200-F/C-85, college: Minnesota) nailed 24 points and pulled down 12 boards. Herman Favors added 24 points in the winning effort. Juha Korhonen responded with 18 points for Namika Lahti II.



Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. Tarmo 5-0 
 2. Jyvaskyla 4-1 
 3. Lapua 4-1 
 4. Honka 3-2 
 5. Huima 3-2 
 6. JKS 3-2 
 7. LoKoKo 3-2 
 8. BC Nokia 2-3 
 9. Namika II 1-4 
 10. Wartti 1-4 
 11. Ura Basket 0-4 
 12. Kerava ET 0-4 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 29
 1. Favors, JKS29.0 
 2. Swanston, Lapua25.0 
 3. Conerly, Tarmo24.2 
 4. Stamper, JKS23.2 
 5. Haynes, Lapua23.2 
 6. Haanpaa, Kerava ET20.3 
 7. Leggett, Huima20.2 
 8. Jallow, JKS19.8 
 9. Graham, Tarmo18.8 
 10. Egwuatu, Kerava17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Nash, Lapua19.3 
 2. Douglas, Ura Basket12.3 
 3. Leggett, Huima12.2 
 4. Stamper, JKS12.0 
 5. Pichon, LoKoKo11.4 
 6. Jallow, JKS11.0 
 7. Thomas, LoKoKo10.6 
 8. King, Jyvaskyla10.4 
 9. Sampay, Huima10.4 
 10. McCulloch, BC.10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Favors, JKS6.0 
 2. Conerly, Tarmo4.8 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.0 
 4. Bakradze, Lapua2.8 
 5. Riihela, BC Nokia2.8 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.6 
 7. Laaksonen, BC Nokia2.5 
 8. Douglas, Ura Basket2.5 
 9. Haynes, Lapua2.4 
 10. Huff, LoKo.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey CONERLY
  Tarmo
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Conerly, Tarmo3.6 
 2. Rokala, Ura Basket3.0 
 3. Silvonen, Honka3.0 
 4. Stamper, JKS2.6 
 5. Favors, JKS2.5 
 6. Pekkola, Namika II2.4 
 7. Hirvikoski, BC No.2.4 
 8. Tuunanen, Kerava ET2.0 
 9. Tejha Mua, Namika I.2.0 
 10. Huff, LoKo.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Markus SANTA
  Huima
  (189-G-91)
  Avg: 1
 1. Santa, Huima1.0 
 2. Hassinen, Wartti0.8 
 3. Maki-Tulokas, Tar.0.8 
 4. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 5. McMillion, Lapua0.7 
 6. Alanen, Namika II0.7 
 7. Leggett, Huima0.6 
 8. Finell, Wartti0.6 
 9. Forsman, Wartti0.6 
 10. Johansson, Namika.0.6 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Aleksandar DIMITROVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 28
 1. Dimitrovski, Rabot.28.0 
 2. Karadzovski, Torus24.0 
 3. Gjorgjioski, Plejme.21.0 
 4. Sovkovski, MZT S.20.0 
 5. Gjorevski, MZT S.19.0 
 6. Hadzibulic, Rabot.18.0 
 7. Stojanovski, V.Osig.18.0 
 8. Opacik, Torus18.0 
 9. Nisavik, MZT S.17.0 
 10. Knezevic, Feni.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gjorgji CEKOVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (202-F/C-81)
  Avg: 13
 1. Cekovski, Rabotnicki13.0 
 2. Opacik, Torus10.0 
 3. Nisavik, MZT S.9.0 
 4. Knezevic, Feni I.9.0 
 5. Bilbija, Ovce Pole8.0 
 6. Vokic, Pelister7.5 
 7. Gjorevski, MZT S.7.0 
 8. Mihajlovski, Ovce P.7.0 
 9. Mladenovic, Ovce Pole7.0 
 10. Simic, V.Osiguruvan.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PETROVIC
  Pelister
  (179-G-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Petrovic, Pelister7.0 
 2. Sovkovski, MZT S.6.0 
 3. Karadzovski, Torus5.0 
 4. Popovic, Feni I.5.0 
 5. Kostovski, V.Osig.4.0 
 6. Sokolov, Rabotnicki4.0 
 7. Todorovic, Ovce P.4.0 
 8. Samardziev, Feni I.4.0 
 9. Trajkovski, Plejme.4.0 
 10. Held, Pelist.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOVSKI
  V.Osiguruvanje
  (--)
  Avg: 5
 1. Kostovski, V.Osig.5.0 
 2. Popovic, Feni I.3.0 
 3. Todorovski, Plejme.3.0 
 4. Life, Feni Indistrija3.0 
 5. Stojanovski, Feni I.2.0 
 6. Held, Pelister2.0 
 7. Blazevski, V.Osig.2.0 
 8. Samardziev, Feni I.2.0 
 9. Sovkovski, MZT S.2.0 
 10. Cekovski, Rabotnic.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dusan KNEZEVIC
  Feni Indistrija
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Knezevic, Feni I.2.0 
 2. Televski, Pelister2.0 
 3. Cekovski, Rabotnicki2.0 
 4. Mihajlovski, Ovce P.1.0 
 5. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje1.0 
 6. Krstevski, Pelister1.0 
 7. Opacik, Torus1.0 
 8. Dokuzovski, Rabot.1.0 
 9. Janevski, Torus1.0 
 10. Karakolev, Tor.0.5 


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  GERMANY   


Aubrey Reese (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) Already A Force In The BEKO BBL - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) is a 31 year old 183 cm guard from Auburn, Alabama. He is a SG in the body of a PG who produces lots of points penetrating inside. He is very hard to stop due to his great quickness and ball control. He played at Murray State from 1996-2000. In his senior year, he averaged (20.4ppg), 5.3rpg, AssistsOVC-3 (4.8apg), StealsOVC-5 (1.9spg), FGP: 46.1%, 3PTOVC-7 (35.3%), FTOVC-1 (81.9%) and was the OVC player of the year in 2000. He started his professional basketball career in the States in the CBA with the Idaho Stampede and the Oklahoma Storm of the USBL where he was player of the year. Since 2001, he has played in Europe in Russia, France, Israel, Ukraine and four years in Turkey. In 2001-2002, he played in Russia for Shakhtyor Irkutsk playing 24 games and averaging16,5ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.2apg, 1.4spg. In 2002-2003, he played in France for Roanne playing 26 games and averaging 19.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.2apg. In 2003-2004, he played in Turkey for Tekelspor Istanbul playing 16 games and averaging 19.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.2apg. In 2004-2005, he played in Israel for Haifa/Nesher BC playing 20 games and averaging 18.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.3apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 52.8%, 3FGP: 30.4%. In 2005-2006, he played for Tekelspor Istanbul playing 34 games and averaging 18.0ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-3 (4.8apg), 1.7spg, 2FGP: 57.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 78.0%. In 2006-2007, he played for Besiktas ColaTurka Istanbul playing 10 ULEB Cup games averaging 18.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.2apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 40.5%, 3FGP: 32.7%, FT: 79.5%; and 25 Turkish League games averaging 15.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 31.4%, FT: 74.0%. In 2007-2008, he played for Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi playing 10 games and averaging 17.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.5apg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 41.5%, FT: 71.7%. Last season, he played for Aliaga Petkim playing 21 games: Score-3 (20.4ppg), 4.4rpg, Assists-5 (5.0apg), 1.2spg, FGP: 51.0%, 3PT: 30.1%, FT: 76.7%. He spoke to Eurobasket about the current season with the Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the BEKO BBL.

Aubrey, this is your first season in Germany in the BBL. How does the German league compare with other leagues that you have seen?

The BBL is one of the most competitive leagues I have seen where all teams can compete. In many of the other leagues only the top 3 teams were competitive. The team that is playing best at the end of the season will have the best chances to win.


Was one of the reasons why you came to the Deutsche Bank Skyliners because Murat Didin was the coach?


I knew him before I came here. But I actually saw the Frankfurt job as an attractive opportunity for me. But I have to say knowing that Murat Didin was the coach made my decision a lot easier for me.

You knew Murat Didin from Turkey. Is there some thing about him that is interesting that not the normal person knows about him?

Murat Didin really knows basketball and does not only pay attention to his own team, but also pays attention to teams in other countries. He likes to soak up basketball from other good teams. He likes watching the Spanish league with teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid and he likes to take things so he can play a similar style with his team.

What kind of relationship do you have with captain Pascal Roller? How difficult is it for you to take away playing time from a legend and guy that is your age?


Me and captain have a good relationship. We are still trying to find each other. Sometimes we play together at the same time on the court and we are still trying to figure each other out. I dont see myself at taking anything away from him, but I am a part of the team and we both work together to help the team win.

A few months ago, nobody really saw The Deutsche Bank Skyliners as a playoff team, but now there seems to be a hope that this goal can be made. What does the team still need to improve to be with the top teams?

We have to get our chemistry together. The team the last two years played together, but many left and new guys came in that have never played in the BBL. We just have to keep working and if we can learn to play well on a consistent level, then we could be one of the top teams.

You are a great ballhandler, scorer and penetrator into the zone. How difficult is it practicing each day against Defense pest Quantez Robertson?

For me it is good to practice each day against Tez. Practicing against him gets me into game mode and he makes me work hard in practice and it is just a lot easier for me to get into the flow of a game.

What do you remember from your season in the USBL in 2001?

My nicest memory was playing that year and getting player of the year.

You have been playing in Europe since 2001. Why didnt you ever play in the States after that?


I didnt really get that opportunity in the States that I wanted. I just came to Europe got in the flow and stayed. I couldnt play in the NBA and I didnt want to deal with the minor leagues in the States.

You played four years in Turkey. What kind of experience was that for you?

The people there were pretty cool. It was a little different than other places. Maybe it had something to do with the culture and Muslim religion, but I met many people there and I understood the people.

You always scored in Europe and never dished out less than four assists. Why didnt you reach the NBA?

I never really got a lot of interest from the NBA. I wasnt to big and was more a scoring point guard. Maybe if I had changed my style earlier to more of a traditional point guard, then I could of gotten some other looks. But at this stage in my career, I dont have to score, but am looking at other ways to help my team.

How do you like my nickname for you Dont shot the ball to heaven)? I say this because your shot goes straight up and seems like it will never come down.

Thats funny. I have no problem with it.

How is the bet player that you played against that might be in the NBA?

Mike Bibby

What was the last DVD that you saw?

The last DVD was Last house on the left. It is a scary movie.


Thanks Aubrey for the chat. Good luck this season!


Thanks Miles



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


Q&A with Parrish Brown - by Moritz Korff
Parrish Brown (185-G, college: Maryland) is a guard from Chicago, Illinois. In 2007 he graduated from the University of Maryland and turned pro. He spent his first season overseas in Germany, playing for BG Suedpark Bochum in the Regionalliga West during 2007-08. While there he appeared in 10 games and scored 26.8 points per contest and was named to the 2007-08 Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West First Team. From December 2008 until October 2009 he suited up for Potros ITSON of Mexico. Brown averaged 14.0 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 10 games of the 2009-2010 campaign, before he parted ways with the team recently.

You played in Mexico recently. How is the level of competition there compared to Germany?
The competition is the same in that the games are really physical. The refs allow a lot of grabbing, pushing, holding and it's very competitive, no one wants to lose.

You left your team in Mexico in October. What happened?
The coach that brought me on the team ended up being fired, so the new coach that was hired brought in his own players.

When you were in Germany during the 2007-2008 season you dominated the Regionalliga West and scored 26.8 points per game for Bochum. What do you remember the most from your time in Germany?
I liked playing in Germany. I mainly miss the fans. The fans in Germany are very loyal to their teams and show lots of support.

You attended the University of Maryland and played with several great players there. Who was the best teammate that you had?
I had a lot of good teammates at the University of Maryland. I can't really say which one was the best because I shared a different relationship with each teammate. But I still speak with Chris McCray, Dj Strawberry, Ekene Ebekwe, James Gist and Bambale Osby.

How is it like to play for such a famous school like Maryland in huge arenas and then come to Germany and play in front of a couple of hundred fans in a small gym?
I think it's very different but you have a love for the game that it doesn't matter how many people are at the game as long as you can lace up your shoes and go out there and compete.

What is your best memory from your college days?
I have a lot of great memories from college but my best memory is my senior year when we beat North Carolina at home and everybody stormed the court. That was a great feeling to have after beating a great team in North Carolina and all the fans on the court jumping up and down and yelling.

What are you plans after parting ways with the Mexican team?
Well right now I just plan to keep working out lifting weights and working on my game until I can find somewhere else to play.


Terence Dials Helps Out The Paderborn Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
After winning the first game of the season, the Paderborn Baskets have suffered a five game losing streak and also lost big man Nate Gerwig, so in order to fill the void underneath, the club quickly signed big man Terence Dials (206-F/C-83, college: Ohio St.). Dials who had recieved interest from the Telekom Baskets Bonn earlier in the season is a 26 year old 206cm center from Youngstown, Ohio. This will be his fourth season as a pro after having played his first three years in France. Last season, he played for Entente Orleans 45 playing 36 games and averaging 9.3ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 54.3%. Paderborn coach Olaf Stolz is happy that the team got Dials so quickly. 'Terence brings the needed experience from France and the ULEB Cup. He is a traditional player that likes to play with his back to the hoop. We have to integrate him as quickly as possible into our system. We hope that he can play in Giessen on Saturday', stressed Olaf Stolz .

Dials played at Ohio State from 2001-2006 playing together with Paderborn center Matt Terwilliger. In his senior season, he played
32 games averaging 15.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 55.9%, FT: 65.8%. He was the All-Big Ten Player of the Year in 2006 and first team. He started his professional basketball career in 2006-2007 for Entente Orleans 45 playing 34 games and averaging 13.4ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 55%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 55.6%. In 2007-2008, he played for Elan Bearnais Pau-Orthez playing ULEB Cup: 4 games: 14.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg and in the French League playing 10 games and averaging 10.2ppg, 5rpg, 2FGP: 55%, FT: 42.4%
Source: www.paderborn-baskets.de


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Juan Dixon: Juan Dixon: "I came to become part of the history of Aris" - by George Manousidis
With the ambition to lead Aris Thessaloniki in better days and become a part of the history of the club, arrived in Thessaloniki Juan Dixon (191-G-78, college: Maryland). Upon arrival at the airport 'Macedonia' after a flight departing from Washington with a stopover in Vienna, the American guard made his first statements as a player ofAris Thessaloniki:
'It was a difficult decision to come for the first time in Europe, after 7 years in the NBA. At the start of the season I participated in Atlanta Hawks preseason camp, I was free and what I thought was the best choice for my family. After much thought, I accepted the proposal of Aris Thessaloniki. I think I made an excellent choice, 'said 31years old ace and added:' I promise that I will try hard to be good teammate for the team and hopefully that will help bring victories for the club, drawing on my experience in the NBA .
The new addition of Aris Thessaloniki, who signed a year contract, talked about his friendship with Aaron Miles, which existed at the beginning of this year's season in preparation (pre-season) of the Atlanta Hawks and in 2002 had played as opponents in the Final Four of college championships NCAA. 'I talked to Aaron and told me many things about the team and the city. We have known for many years and look forward to find ourselves as teammates on the field. I think I come in a great environment. I know that supporters of Aris Thessaloniki is very enthusiastic and supportive group. I also know that the club has a long history. I hope I play well enough, to become myself part of the history of Aris Thessaloniki, '.



Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Linas KLEIZA
  Olympiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Kleiza, Olympiakos25.5 
 2. Abrams, Trikalla23.0 
 3. Harris, VAP K.22.0 
 4. Haralabidis, Panell.19.5 
 5. Powell, Trikalla19.0 
 6. Butch, Ilysiakos18.5 
 7. Arnold, DASH P.17.5 
 8. Shields, Kavala/P.17.0 
 9. Kaimakoglou, C.C. M.17.0 
 10. Childress, Olympiak.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stavros TOUNTZIARAKIS
  AEK
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Tountziaraki., AEK11.0 
 2. Alexander, Kavala.9.5 
 3. Evtimov, Panionios8.0 
 4. Tapoutos, PAOK8.0 
 5. Kleiza, Olympiakos7.5 
 6. Butch, Ilysiakos7.0 
 7. Dorkofikis, AEK7.0 
 8. Kendall, C.C. M.6.0 
 9. Gregory, PAOK6.0 
 10. Jankovic, Panioni.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Thodoros PAPALOUKAS
  Olympiakos
  (200-G-77)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Papaloukas, Olymp.5.5 
 2. Diamantidis, Panath.5.0 
 3. Hammonds, DASH P.5.0 
 4. Keys, C.C. Marousi4.5 
 5. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.5 
 6. Miles, Aris4.0 
 7. Jankovic, Panionios4.0 
 8. Athineou, Panionios4.0 
 9. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.0 
 10. Lukas, C.C.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Prodromos NIKOLAIDIS
  AEK
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Nikolaidis, AEK3.5 
 2. Lukas, C.C. M.3.0 
 3. Kallinikidis, AEK2.5 
 4. Cummings, Ilysiakos2.5 
 5. Childress, Olympiakos2.0 
 6. Diamantidis, Panath.2.0 
 7. Jankovic, Panionios2.0 
 8. Kafkis, PAOK2.0 
 9. Xanthopoulos, Panell.2.0 
 10. Apostolidis, Trikal.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian VOUGIOUKAS
  Panellinios
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Vougioukas, Panellin.2.0 
 2. Pekovic, Panathin.1.5 
 3. Petway, Ilysiakos1.5 
 4. Smith, Panellinios1.5 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios1.0 
 6. Kendall, C.C. M.1.0 
 7. Tsamis, VAP K.1.0 
 8. Butch, Ilysiakos1.0 
 9. Wade, Kavala/P.1.0 
 10. Bourousis, Olympiak.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Gian GKAGKALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (--)
  Avg: 34
 1. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.34.0 
 2. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD20.0 
 3. Tsoutsos, Dafni18.3 
 4. Michalos, Near E.17.3 
 5. Kaklamanos, Pagra.17.3 
 6. Pehlivanis, Ikaroi S.17.3 
 7. Vassilopoulo., Dafni16.7 
 8. Totsios, Ikaroi S.16.7 
 9. Sizopoulos, Arkadikos16.3 
 10. Jelenic, Xant.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Damir LATOVIC
  AGOR
  (204-C-80)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Latovic, AGOR13.7 
 2. Amato, Perama8.7 
 3. Kosanovic, Olimpiad.7.7 
 4. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.7.0 
 5. Koutroulias, Near E.6.7 
 6. Despos, Iraklis6.7 
 7. Harismidis, Pagrati6.7 
 8. Magounis, AGOR6.3 
 9. Nisiotis, Xanthi6.3 
 10. Houliaras, O.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 7
 1. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.7.0 
 2. Vassilopoulo., Dafni6.0 
 3. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD5.3 
 4. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.5.0 
 5. Papadakis, Arkad.4.7 
 6. Zoupas, Amyntas4.7 
 7. Koukas, AGOR4.3 
 8. Maslarinos, Xanthi4.0 
 9. Liakopoulos, Per.4.0 
 10. Siristatidis, O.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sotiris KARAPOSTOLOU
  Iraklis
  (194-G-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Karapostolou, Iraklis2.7 
 2. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.2.5 
 3. Behlivanis, Ermis L.2.0 
 4. Pekovic, Dafni1.7 
 5. Bardas, OFI1.7 
 6. Petrovic-S., Iraklis1.7 
 7. Stefanidis, Xanthi1.7 
 8. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.1.7 
 9. Siristatidis, OFI1.7 
 10. Koukas, AG.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Vagenas, OFI2.0 
 2. Anagnostopou., Xan.1.3 
 3. Souflias, OFI1.0 
 4. Harismidis, Pagrati0.7 
 5. Psathas, AGOR0.7 
 6. Voiatopoulos, Ikaroi S.0.7 
 7. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.0.7 
 8. Despos, Iraklis0.7 
 9. Giovanivic, Arkadikos0.7 
 10. Laksa, Ikaros.0.7 


Coach Markopoulos: I hope to properly manage the victory - by George Manousidis
The players and the Coaching staff It can be celebrate with Loco manner the great victory over Aris, but quickly showed restraint all members of the team of PAOK and this seemed the way spoke to the press Coach Soulis Markopoulos and the player Panagiotis Kafkis (197-G-80) .
The coach of PAOK said: 'I want to thank the people who strengthened the team after a heavy defeat from Panellinios, filled the stadium and it really was something not expected. Our fans helped us throughout the game. I want to congratulate my players because its exceeded the defeat of the premiere, worked very hard, like working on the first day of preparation. The result It is good for our psychology, because we have a number of difficult games. I hope to properly manage the victory. We are not a super team but a team that strives for the best.
Panagiotis Kafkis by his side, said: I thank the world for their sympathy, my teammates for their effort and their coaches for the excellent job they did. We were very well prepared and we got a great victory. We are not superteam. We work hard from day one and will continue to work. And that work came out on the court.


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


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  HOLLAND   


Harvey van Stein, "I'm working hard to get back as soon as possible" - by Fred Roggen
I had a change to talk with forward Harvey Van Stein (197-F-78, college: Cent.Conn.St.) of Landstede Zwolle, who had to postpone his comeback in the Dutch league with Landstede Zwolle until 2010. The former National Teamplayer tore a knee tendon during practice in August, and has been operated. It's clear that his team is missing the forward, but Harvey Van Stein is confident about his return, his knee is responding well to treatment and if rehabilitation goes to plan, Van Stein could be back on court around January 2010.

Growing up, besides basketball were there any other sports you enjoyed playing?
Tennis was the other sport I really enjoyed playing. I started playing basketball when I was 9 years old, but before that I played tennis. I was talented and I loved playing it, but I was better playing doubles than singles. I basically found out early I had to play in a team.

And glancing back at college for a second. Do you have any favorite moments, games, anything in particular that you like to look back on?
Winning our Conference Championship and going to the NCAA Tournament were really big moments for me. All the hard work that we put in, the running, the practices, the individuals, the weightlifting, even the bricks really paid off. Overall college was a great experience for me. Even though I realized it later on in my career college really prepared me for the next step professionally and personally.

You had a steady Pro Basketball career having played in countries like Finland, Spain, United Kingdom and Switzerland. How is it to be playing in Holland again?
It feels great to be back in Holland. Landstede Zwolle offered me and my family a great opportunity. We decided to take that. That makes it tough to deal with not being able to play right now. Im really eager! Playing in all those countries was a great, though. My wife and I had some great experiences and we made some great friendships.

How are things going? How's the knee?
It never goes as fast as I want it to go. Probably, not until, Im back on the court playing. But rehab is going good. Im ahead of schedule. This means Im a couple of steps ahead of the protocol. Im walking normally and bending the knee goes easier each day. Right now I can bend my knee between 110 and 120 degrees. Overall I feel stronger and more confident each day.

What bothers you right now? Are you in any kind of pain?
No I dont feel pain. It is sensitive sometimes after a long day of workouts and walking.

What do the treatments consist of right now?
I finished CPM workouts. This machine bends your knee to a certain degree of motion. To get even more range of motion I started riding the bike. And to get more strength in my quadriceps Im doing muscle flexes and straight leg raises.

It must be important to have a positive attitude at the moment about what's coming next?
Working hard to get to that next step is all Im focusing on with this injury. My ultimate goal, of course, is getting back on the court competing, but in order to get to that I have to take it step by step. Like I said before its never fast enough.

Is this the longest period of inactivity that you can remember?
Most definitely!!! And it is frustrating. But its the reality right now. Im working hard to get back as soon as possible.

When will you be able to play the remaining games of the regular season?
Its hard to make an estimation right now. But considering protocol and talking to my physiotherapist the goal is to play the remaining games of the regular season from the end of January or beginning of February.

Do you have any future plans as far as playing basketball?
Yes, winning a championship with Landstede Zwolle!

Harvey, thanks for the interview and hope to see you back on the court in January.



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  IRELAND   


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


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  ITALY   


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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Lottomatica
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Jaaber, Lottomat.25.8 
 2. Neal, Benetton TV23.5 
 3. Slay, Cimberio VA21.5 
 4. Grundy, Carife FE21.3 
 5. Finley, Armani MI18.5 
 6. Ere, Pepsi Caserta18.3 
 7. Mazzarino, NGC C.18.0 
 8. Troutman, Air AV18.0 
 9. Green, Scavolini PS17.3 
 10. Brown, Air16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chevon TROUTMAN
  Air AV
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Troutman, Air AV10.7 
 2. Slay, Cimberio VA9.5 
 3. Adeleke, Martos N.9.0 
 4. Brunner, Sigma C.8.8 
 5. Thomas, Banca T.8.5 
 6. Szewczyk, Air AV8.0 
 7. Ivanov, Sigma C.8.0 
 8. Wallace, Benetton.7.3 
 9. Jeffers, NGC Cantu7.0 
 10. Shaw, Scavolini6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Brown, Air AV5.3 
 2. Childress, Cimberio.5.3 
 3. McIntyre, Montepas.5.3 
 4. Paolisso, Air AV5.0 
 5. Poeta, Banca Tercas5.0 
 6. Finley, Armani MI4.8 
 7. Green, Scavolini PS4.3 
 8. Smith, Angelico BI4.3 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.8 
 10. Moss, La Fortez.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 David HAWKINS
  Montepaschi
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Hawkins, Montepas.4.8 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.4.3 
 3. Jeffers, NGC Cantu3.7 
 4. Green, Scavolini PS3.3 
 5. McIntyre, Montepas.3.3 
 6. Grundy, Carife FE3.3 
 7. Kavaliauskas, Pepsi C.3.0 
 8. Hicks, Scavolini PS3.0 
 9. Vinicius, Sigma Coat.2.8 
 10. Brunner, Sigma.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Oluoma NNAMAKA
  Carife FE
  (200-F/C-78)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Nnamaka, Carife FE1.5 
 2. Szewczyk, Air AV1.3 
 3. Achara, Angelico BI1.3 
 4. Eze, Montepaschi1.3 
 5. Young, Banca Tercas1.0 
 6. Jones, Banca Tercas1.0 
 7. Brunner, Sigma C.1.0 
 8. Nicevic, Benetton.1.0 
 9. Ortner, NGC Cantu1.0 
 10. Cusin, Vanoli1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  A.B. Latina
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 26
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina26.0 
 2. Crispin, Enel B.24.4 
 3. Slay, Carmatic PT22.4 
 4. Goss, Scafati .21.6 
 5. Vaden, Aget IM20.8 
 6. Rowe, Banco Sard.20.4 
 7. Whiting, Aget IM19.6 
 8. Newell, UCC C.19.4 
 9. Waleskowski, Fileni J.19.2 
 10. Boyette, Miro.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare14.6 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Boykin, Fileni Jesi11.0 
 4. Smith, Trenkwalder10.8 
 5. Volcic, Edimes PV10.4 
 6. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.9.4 
 7. Hatten, UCC C.8.4 
 8. Waleskowski, Fileni J.8.2 
 9. Ezugwu, Aget IM7.8 
 10. Hubalek, Banco.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.8 
 2. Eldridge, A.B. L.4.2 
 3. Brown, Snaidero UD4.0 
 4. Hatten, UCC C.3.8 
 5. Nissim, Prima Veroli3.8 
 6. Garris, Umana R.3.8 
 7. Slay, Carmatic PT3.6 
 8. Williams, Miro R.3.4 
 9. Hall, Fastweb CM3.4 
 10. Mathis, Snaide.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dawan ROBINSON
  Prima Veroli
  (189-G-82)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Robinson, Prima V.3.7 
 2. Pearson, Miro R.3.2 
 3. Young, Edimes PV3.0 
 4. Boyette, Miro R.3.0 
 5. Davis, Umana Reyer2.8 
 6. Bennerman, Rivier.2.8 
 7. Melli, Trenkwalder2.8 
 8. Mathis, Snaidero.2.7 
 9. Skinn, Carmatic PT2.6 
 10. Hatten, UCC.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DI GIULIOMARIA
  Umana Reyer
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.4 
 2. Pearson, Miro R.2.2 
 3. Ebi, Riviera Solare2.0 
 4. Ostler, UCC C.2.0 
 5. Hubalek, Banco S.1.6 
 6. Hines, Prima Veroli1.6 
 7. Wojciechowsk., UCC C.1.2 
 8. Hall, Fastweb CM1.2 
 9. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 10. Radulovic, Enel.1.0 


Lega2 Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Miro Radici VI - Scafati Basket 83-77
Miro Radici VI overcame Scafati Basket 83:77 for 3-2 record. Jermaine Boyette (188-G-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Weber St.) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Williams Jason poured in 15. Goss Phil finished the night with 27 points in defeat.

A.B. Latina - Edimes PV 89-85
Rivers erupted with 32 points as A.B. Latina beat Edimes PV 89:85. Phil Missere (203-F-83, college: St.John's) had 23 points and 14 boards, while Liburdi Mauro scored 11 points. Colussi Martin and Winkelman Brett combined 40 points for the guests.

UCC Casalpus. - Umana Reyer 86-78
UCC Casalpusterlengo cruised past Umana Reyer 86:78 behind 25 points from Anthony Newell (196-F-86, college: Ball St.). Ostler Troy nailed 16 and Wojciechowski Jakub notched 11. Janicenoks Kristaps ended up with 16 points for the team from Venezia.

Fastweb CM - Aget IM 87-92
Fastweb CM lost to Aget IM 87:92 as Whiting Trent netted 29 points for the guests. Robert Vaden (196-G/F-85, college: UAB) posted 25 points, while Ezugwu Peter collected 19 points and 13 boards. Fantoni Tommaso poured in 20 points and had 15 boards in defeat.

Prima Veroli - Enel Brindisi 85-78
Guido Rosselli (196-G-83) and Hines Kyle posted 18 points each as their Prima Veroli beat Enel Brindisi 85:78. Crispin Joseph finished the night with 19 points, Thomas Omar had 14, while Bryan Sylvere and Infante Luca posted 13 each.

Riviera Solare - Banco Sard. 75-83
Riviera Solare lost to Banco Sardegna 75:83 as Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) and Rowe Jason combined 47 points for the winners. Myers Carlton nailed 18 in defeat, while Bennerman Cameron had 16.

Carmatic PT - Fileni Jesi 78-92
Fileni Jesi had a road 92:78 victory over Carmatic PT to take 3-2 record. Tommy Adams (191-G-80, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Hampton) and Boykin Ruben paced all the winners with 21 points each, while Waleskowski Keith had 16 points and 14 boards. Slay Tamar delivered 23 points in the losing effort.

Snaidero UD - Trenkwalder 64-63
Snaidero UD handed Trenkwalder the first 64:63 loss as the latter dropped at 4-1. David Brkic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Harrison CC added 14. Melli Nicolo delivered 24 points for the guests.



Lega 2 transactions - by Gianni Pascucci
In consequence of the poor prforming in the first part of the season, Bialetti Scafati announced the hiring of a new coach: Marco Calvani replaces Luigi Gresta (agency: Interperformances ), who agreed to breech the contract with the team. Scafati also hired Pier Francesco Betti as the new team GM. Carmatic A.S. Pistoia Basket 2000 strengthened the roster signing Swedish forward Martin Ringstrom (206-F-81, agency: Rasmussen Services).

A Dilettanti Weekend Results - by Armando Caporaso
Group A

In the sixth round of the Regular Season Fortitudo and VemSistemi remain unbeaten. Bologna's Team wins against Edilcost Osimo with the result of 91-86 at PalaDozza. Good match for Alejandro Muro (187-G-74, agency: Players Group), top scorer with 19 points, and Davide Lamma (192-G-76, agency: Players Group) (16 points and 4 assists). For Osimo 25 points of Luca Rossi (190-G-81) (with 8 assists) and 20 points for Andrea Barsanti (189-G-86, agency: Interperformances), that closes with 10/12 at free throw and 9 fouls suffered. Forli', thanks to the 19 points of the pair Christian Villani (200-G/F-82) - Matteo Frassineti (195-G/F-87), wins on the court of Fidenza 90-81. Luca Furlanetto (196-G-81) signs 21 points but not enough to Fidenza.
Co.Mark Treviglio destroys Montecatini! 94-53 the final... For the visitors only 19 points of Manuel Carrizo (198-G/F-80, agency: Players Group), with 6 steals. For the winners big test for the whole team, especially for Daniele Demartini (187-G-84, agency: Players Group) with a spectacular 'double-double' (10 points and 10 assists). Acegas Aps Trieste wins against Riva in a hard-fought match. 70-69 the final result, despite come-back of Riva. 25 points for Ivan Scarponi (196-G-86) and 11 points + 11 rebounds for Michele Benfatto (205-F/C-85). 20 points and 4/7 by three for Luca Bertolini (190-G-85). Postponed two matches: Bitumcalor Trento - Paffoni Omegna and Nobili SBS Castelletto - Brescia Leonessa. In the last game victory of Verona against Jesolo, that remains with 0 wins. Rested for Ozzano's Team.

Group B

After six games first defeat for FMC and Etika & Solsonica. Ferentino loses at Potenza, that achieves the first victory in this season against leaders. In the 72-68 final decisive Massimo Ruggeri (204-F-72), MVP with 16 points and 10 rebounds. 16 points, with 4/6 by three, for the latvian Gints Antrops (202-F-82). For Ferentino 14 points and 6 rebounds by Leonardo Zaccariello (190-G/F-82, agency: Players Group). Consum.it Siena wins at Palestrina thanks a perfect second half. 60-50 the result, 35-16 for Siena in the last two quarters. Great match for Gianluca Tomasiello (188-G-80) that ends the game with 16 points and 11 fouls suffered. Antonio Ruggiero (190-G-81) leads Ostuni at the victory against Matera (75-61). For the guard 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. For the visitors 17 points and 15 rebounds of Francesco Longobardi (198-G/F-69) and 15 points and 5 blocks for Fulvio Candido (209-C-83, agency: Interperformances). Ostuni reaches first place in the standing with this victory. Sigma Barcellona wins against Molfetta (84-79) thanks a fantastic offensive-match of Ryan Bucci (190-G/F-81, college: C.W. Post). 30 points and 8/15 at shoot but the MVP is Luca Bisconti (202-F/C-82): 24 points, 10 rebounds, 9/10 by two points and 38 of ranking. Top scorer for Molfetta is Maurizio Cucinelli (197-F-79) with 18 points. The others results:

Liomatic Perugia - Moncada Agrigento 63-68
Adriatica Industriale Ruvo - Mazzeo San Severo 72-68
Basket Trapani - Nuove Frontiere S.Antimo 83-68



Montepaschi and Air AV remain perfect in Serie A - by Eurobasket News
Carife FE - Lottomatica 71-88
Carife FE was beaten by Lottomatica 71:88 as Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, college: Pennsylvania) nailed 25 points to lead all the winners. De La Fuente Rodrigo netted 17 and Winston Kennedy had 13. Grundy Anthony delivered 22 points for the home side.

Air AV - Benetton TV 82-80
Air AV remained undefeated after the thriller over Benetton TV, 82:80. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) collected 24 points and 16 boards, while Nelson DeMarcus and Brown Dee had 15 each. Neal Gary poured in 26 points for the guests from Treviso.

Sigma Coat. - Cimberio VA 73-85
Sigma Coatings lost to Cimberio VA 73:85 while the latter had 20 points from Jobey Thomas (193-G-80, college: Charlotte). Martinoni Nicolo added 16 and Galanda Giacomo posted 13. Vinicius Marquinhos ended up with 17 points for the hosts.

Martos Napoli - Pepsi Caserta 49-89
Pepsi Caserta battered Martos Napoli on the road to earn the third win. Jumaine Jones (201-F-79, college: Georgia) came up with 22 points and 5 steals for Pepsi Caserta. Ebi Ere added 21 points in the win. Dimitrios Tsaldaris responded with 17 points for Napoli.

Armani MI - Montepaschi 79-91
Montepaschi jumped to 4-0 record on top after the road victory from Milan team, Armani MI 91:79. Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier) paced the league-leaders with 25 points and Hawkins David nailed 19. Maciulis Jonas and Petravicius Marijonas combined 37 points in the losing case.

Angelico BI - Vanoli CR 89-82
Angelico BI rolled over Vanoli CR 89:82 as Pietro Aradori (192-G-88) erupted with 27 points for the winners. Schultze Sven notched 12, while Jones Fred and Smith Joe had 11 each. Rowland Earl and Cusin Marco brought 15 points apiece in defeat.

Banca Tercas - La Fortezza 66-69
La Fortezza narrowly defeated Banca Tercas away from home. LeRoy Hurd (202-F/G-80, college: UTSA) scored 16 points and collected 8 boards to lead the visitors. David Moss accounted for 15 points in the victory. Valerio Amoroso answered with 18 points and 6 boards for Teramo in the loss.

Scavolini PS - NGC Cantu 60-75
NGC Cantu had a road 75:60 victory over Scavolini PS for 3-1 record. Nicolas Mazzarino (181-G-75, agency: Players Group) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Mian Michele posted 18. Green Marques brought his team 28 points.



Serie A, Top Players of Week 4 - by Stefano Pini
MVP: Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh), Air Avellino
Avellino is 4-0. Against Treviso, Chevy had 24 points (9-13 from the court), 16 rebounds (9 offensive) and 5 steals. In this beginning of this season he is averaging at 18 points (69% FG), 10,7 rebounds (5 offensive)

Best Italian Player: Pietro Aradori (192-G-88), Angelico Biella
He didn't play well at Caserta in the first round. He was a bit anonymous for 30' in the week 2 at home against Bologna. But from the last quarter of that game he began to play the piano... Last night, 27 points, 5/8 from 3p, 5 rebounds. Biella won his 3rd game in a row.

Best Euro Player: Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, college: Pennsylvania), Lottomatica Roma
25 points, 5/8 by 3p, 4 rebounds, 4 steals for the bulgarian combo-guard. And when Luca Vitali will come back after the injury, Ibrahim Jaaber will have more possibilities to create for himself...

Honorable Mentions
Marques Green (170-G-82, college: St.Bonaventure), Scavolini Pesaro, 28 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Nicolas Mazzarino (181-G-75, agency: Players Group), NGC Cantu,19 points, 8/8 FT
Jobey Thomas (193-G-80, college: Charlotte), Cimberio Varese, 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
Gary Neal (193-G-84, college: Towson), Benetton Treviso, 26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists
Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier), Montepaschi Siena, 25 points, 9/11 FG


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Toyama Grouses sign Kevin Steenberge - by Eurobasket
Toyama Grouses (BJ League) agreed terms with 26-year old American center Kevin Steenberge (211-C-83, college: Richmond, agency: 540 Sports). Steenberge played most recently at Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland). Steenberge also palyed Aris Friesland Leeuwarden (Holland-Eredivisie) in 2008-09. he played 24 games and averaged 7.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1spg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 54.5%, 50.0%, FT: 21.6%, making him leading in block shots and 3 points in the league.
Kevin is High-flyer big man with a terrific post of game. Loves to beat you facing the basket or with his back to the basket. Shoots the jumper with proficiency and with a high percentage
his highes award so far is Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2004 and All-Atlantic 10 3rd Team in 2005


JBL Round: 10 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Aishin - Toshiba 80-75
Aishin improved to 8-2 record on top after the victory over Toshiba 80:75. Kosuke Takeuchi (205-C/F-85) stepped up with 18 points for the winners, while Sakuragi J.R. and Selvy Daryan notched 14 each. Kikuchi Shohei scored 18 points in defeat.

Hitachi S. - Mitsubishi 73-64
Hitachi cruised past Mitsubishi 73:64 for 6-4 record. Yuichi Kan (187-G-77) and Rice Lamar top-scored for the winners with 14 points each and Takeuchi Joji added 13 points, 12 boards and 7 assists. Kurino-Dews Jo posted 16 points in the losing case.

Panasonic - Tochigi Brex 107-105
Panasonic needed two overtimes to beat Tochigi Brex 107:105. Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) paced all the winners with 25 points, while Hirose Kenta and Honeycutt Jerald had 21 each. Kawamura Takuya struggled hard for the Brex with 37 points.

Hokkaido - Toyota 81-92
Hokkaido lost to Toyota 81:92 as the latter was led by Clif Brown (200-F-84, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Niagara) who notched 22 points. Igarashi Kei poured in 16 and O'Bannon Charles delivered 15. Maraker Christian was perfect from the field goal 11/11 for Hokkaido to sore 24 points.



BJ League Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Oita H.Devils - Fukuoka Rizing 97-106
Fukuoka Rizing improved to 3-5 record beating Oita Devils 106:97. Marlyn Bryant (193-G-82, college: S.Florida) stepped up with 31 points and Michael Parker (200-G/F-81, college: Evergreen St.) added 26 points. Woods Ricky ended up with 36 points in defeat and Bell Michael had 32 points and 13 boards.

Okinawa GK - Kyoto Hannaryz 86-69
Okinawa GK is 4-2 after the victory over Kyoto Hannaryz 86:69 in the Regular Season Round 5. Six players reached double digits for the winners as Jeff Newton (205-C-81, college: Indiana) collected 19 points and 15 rebounds. Rhalimi Reda had the same number of points for Kyoto.

Toyama Grouses - Saitama Bron. 63-76
Saitama Broncos celebrated the initial victory in the league to take 1-7 record after the win over Toyama Grouses. Terrence Woodyard (207-F/G-82, college: W.Carolina) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Tomori Kenya and Mito Takeshi posted 12 points each in defeat.

Hamamatsu P. - Sendai 89ers 87-75
Hamamatsu is the league-leader with 7-1 record after the win over Sendai 89ers 87:75. William Knight (196-F/G-79, college: UCLA) and Wendell White (198-G-84, agency: Liman Sports, college: UNLV) combined 40 points for the winners. Guions Demetrius nailed 29 in defeat, while Holm Chris had 14 points and 20 boards.

Shiga Lakestars - Takamatsu FA 81-91
Takamatsu FA grabbed the second victory in the League as they rolled over Shiga Lakestars 91:81. Yu Okada (184-G-83) top-scored for the winners with 27 points, while Hall Mike delivered 16 points in the losing effort.

Shiga Lakestars - Takamatsu FA 93-79
Shiga Lakestars outscored Takamatsu FA 93:79 as Gary Hamilton (208-F/C-84, college: Miami, FL) had massive 21 points and 22 rebounds. Joho Masashi nailed 19 and Schlatter Christopher posted 15.

Oita H.Devils - Fukuoka Rizing 84-94
Oita H.Devils lost to Fukuoka Rizing 84:94 as the latter was led by Michael Parker who posted 31 points. Bell Michael edned up with 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Oita team.

Okinawa GK - Kyoto Hannaryz 90-84
Okinawa GK beat Kyoto Hannaryz 90:84 in the opener of the Regular Season Round 5. Kinjo Shigeyuki led the way with 20 points, while McHenry Anthony and Jeff Newton had 18 each. Bostic Josh poured in 19 points for Kyoto Hannaryz.

Toyama Grouses - Saitama Bron. 73-59
Toyama Grouses overcame Saitama Broncos 73:59 in the first game. Brandon Thomas (192-G-85, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) stepped up with 21 points and 16 rebounds, while Lemons Kirby had 15 points and 18 rebounds. Jointer Mario notched 17 points in the losing effort.

Hamamatsu P. - Sendai 89ers 85-80
Wendell White erupted with 34 points and 12 rebounds as Hamamatsu beat Sendai 89ers 85:80. Pomare Leonardo finished the night with 24 points and 10 rebounds for the 89ers.



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


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .25.4 
 2. Hale, Mitsubishi18.0 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi16.8 
 4. Kinoshita, Panasonic16.6 
 5. Brown, Toyota16.3 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin16.0 
 7. O''Bannon, Toyota15.3 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.15.1 
 9. Honeycutt, Panas.14.8 
 10. Okosa, Tochigi Br.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin11.4 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.10.7 
 3. Aono, Panasonic10.4 
 4. Dawson, Mitsubishi9.6 
 5. Hale, Mitsubishi9.5 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin8.2 
 7. Violette, Toshiba8.1 
 8. Okosa, Tochigi Brex7.9 
 9. Maraker, Hokkaido7.0 
 10. Honeycutt, Pan.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.4 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.4.1 
 3. Sakuragi, Aishin4.0 
 4. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.0 
 5. Sato, Hitachi S.4.0 
 6. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.9 
 7. Nakagawa, Mitsubishi3.3 
 8. Takahashi, Toyota3.3 
 9. Igarashi, Toyota3.2 
 10. Orimo, Hokkai.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Toshihiro SATO
  Hitachi S.
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Sato, Hitachi S.2.7 
 2. Tanaka, Tochigi .1.8 
 3. Selvy, Aishin1.8 
 4. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.8 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.7 
 6. Honeycutt, Panas.1.6 
 7. Igarashi, Toyota1.6 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.5 
 9. Kikuchi, Toshiba1.5 
 10. Hale, Mitsubis.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.6 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin1.5 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.2 
 4. Arao, Toyota1.1 
 5. Honeycutt, Panas.1.0 
 6. Gross, Aishin0.9 
 7. Hale, Mitsubishi0.8 
 8. Maraker, Hokkaido0.8 
 9. Sakuragi, Aishin0.6 
 10. Merritt, Tochigi Br.0.6 


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Standings - Nationale 2
N2 Standings
1. Basket Esch 4-0
2. Heffingen 3-1
3. BC Mess 3-1
4. Black Star 2-2
5. Mondorf 2-2
6. Telstar Hesperange 1-3
7. Pall Basket Arel 1-3
8. Grengewald 0-4


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
DBBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
Largent C. Racing 28.6
Walters, F. M. Pikes26.6
Scott, D. Etzella 26.6
Diederich K. Con. 23.3
Smith L. Sparta 22.1
McDaniel B. Nitia 21.2
Rajniak M. T71 20.8
DelGado, N. Etzella 20.3
Jeitz, E. Contern 20.1
Kennedy, M. Resid. 19.1
Jeitz E. Contern 16,90
Schmit G. Musel P. 16,52
Steals Per Game
Depree T. Amicale 3,15
Kennedy M. Etzella 2,97
Gary B. Contern 2,61
Delgado N. Etzella 2,43
McDaniel B. BSM 2,05
Blocks Per Game
Gary B. Contern 2,21
Hoffmann P. Sparta 1,83
Garcia Bourne Racing 1,01
McDaniel B. Black Star 1,00
Depree T. Amicale 0,92


Standings
Diekirch League Standings
1. T71 5-1
2. Etzella 5-1
3. Contern 5-1
4. Amicale 5-1
5. Sparta 4-2
6. Musel Pikes 3-3
7. Residence 2-4
8. BBC Nitia 1-5
9. Soleuvre 0-6
10. Racing 0-6


Diekirch League Round: 6 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Musel Pikes - Contern 65-72
Musel Pikes lost to Contern 65:72 in the first day of November. Eric Jeitz (191-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Gary Brandon nailed 17. Walters Fletcher and Schmit Guy combined 40 points in the losing effort.

Residence - Amicale 62-80
Amicale improved to 6-1 record as they beat Residence 80:62. Travis DePree (199-F/C-83, college: Albion) paced all the winners with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Ney Sam notched 16. Kennedy Marcus ended up with 25 points and 15 boards in defeat.

BBC Nitia - T71 62-97
BBC Nitia lost to T71 62:97 as the latter was led by Muller Frank who poured in 21 points. Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ark.-Monticello) collected massive 19 points and 24 rebounds in defeat, while Ribeiro Da Silva notched 17.

Racing - Etzella 74-111
Etzella thrashed Racing 111:74 as Scott, Dustin led the way with 28 points and 8 rebounds. Nelson Delgado (188-G/F-80) scored 26 points and Delgado Jairo nailed 17. Largent Corey had a great night for Racing with 36 points.

Sparta - Soleuvre 99-73
Sparta outscored Soleuvre 99:73 on October 30th. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) nailed 25 points and Arbaut Patrick added 22. Loesch Luc delivered 19 points for the guests and Schreiner Christian as well as Smith Cory had 14 each.



Soleuvre (0-6) with another loss with new coach Vincent Gevrey! Sparta improves to 4-2! - by Alex Meyers
Friday, October 30, 2009

Sparta 99 - Soleuvre 73

Bertrange, Luxembourg
Sparta won at home against Soleuvre inflicting more pain on the most struggling club in the DBBL. With the loss, Soleuvre drops to 0-6 and is tied for the last slot in the league with Racing who has the same record. Sparta's attack was very balanced as they were paced by 4 starters with double figures. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) led the way with 25 points followed by Patrick Arbaut (183-G-87) with 22. Phil Grant (202-G/F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Iona) had a 15 point 18 rebound double-double and Julien Hublart added 10 points and 6 assists. For Soleuvre, veteran forward Luc Loesch had scoring honors with 19 points. Cory Smith (195-F/G-87, college: Rhodes) and Christian Schreiner had 17 and 12 points respectively. The match got away from AS Soleuvre early as the home squad crunched them in the first two quarters scoring 27 and 30 to take a comfortable 21 point halftime lead. Soleuvre out-played BBC Sparta in the 3rd period, but Sparta skated to an easy 26 point victory. With the win, Sparta's hopes for top 6 remain solid as they are now in 5th place with a 4-2 record in the DBBL. Sparta plays next at home again vs. BBC Nitia. Another likely win will put Sparta in 3rd place by next Saturday evening as Contern (5-1) and Amicale (5-1) will face off in Steinsel. Soleuvre will unfortunately play in Etzella next Sunday afternoon. Etzella (5-1) has won 5 in a row and are looking more and more like a favorite for one of the top spots in the DBBL race. They will not have any problem to put more salt on the wounds of a visiting Soleuvre. Vincent Gevrey has taken over as interim coach of Soleuvre to try and salvage and revitalize the club and its first team after a horrible start. Gevrey has been for several years at the French club Longwy as assistant coach.

Sparta: 40 field goals, 11 three pointers, 8 for 13 free throws, 33 rebounds, 18 fouls and 14 turnovers
Smith 25, Grant 14, Hublart 14, Arbaut 22, Engel 9, also Wagner 5, Wolzfeld 7, Nittler 4, Hentgen 2, Klein 0 Arendt 0 and Tripodo
Soleuvre: 26 field goals, 6 three pointers, 15 for 19 free throws, 27 rebounds, 21 fouls and 25 turnovers
Controguerra 9, Mertz 5, Loesch 19, Smith 17, Hemmen 8, also Schreiner 12, Kombo 3, Muepu 0, Eckes 0 and Robert 0
Technical Foul: 28' Wagner (S)
Score by quarters: 27-16/30-20/18-21/24-16 Final 99-73
250 Spectators


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Athleta thrash Luxol - by Eurobasket News
Siggiewi Kent Boringer 77
Depiro Mtarfa 72
(16-20, 15-18, 16-13, 15-11 - 15-10)


Without injured duo Marco Matijevic and Peter Shoults, Siggiewi found themselves struggling to beat the challenge of Depiro.

Peter Farrugia's Siggiewi were the first team to settle down but Depiro, through their captain Roderick Vella, soon seized the initiative to lead 20-16 after the first quarter.

Siggiewi had Adrian Micallef (190-F-79) 's baskets to thank for keeping them within striking distance as Depiro continued where they had left off after the interval to extend their lead to 48-35.

But Siggiewi shot in front in the last couple minutes. It seemed all over now for Depiro but Micallef lost possession and Marko Arsoviski forced extra-time - 62-62.

However, Depiro wilted under the pressure and two consecutive three-pointers and a ten-point run opened the way towards victory for Farrugia's team.

BUPA Luxol 59
Athleta Compleet IS 92
(10-21, 13-23, 7-21, 29-27)


A below par Luxol were no match for a rampant Athleta team. John Tabone's men lacked cohesion, falling easy prey to hungry opponents.

Luxol took more than five minutes to pot their first points and to make things even worse for them they were already foul-hit by the end of the third session.

Meanwhile, Michael Naudi and Addison Bonnici (195-F-84) had led Athleta to the driving seat and by half-time they led 44-23.

Luxol were stunned and unable to stage a reaction as Athleta's lead continued to increase to 78-37 with five minutes to go. Strangely, at that stage Luxol woke up to make the score look more respectable.

In the semi-finals, scheduled for next February, Athleta clash against BUPA again and Siggiewi take on Depiro.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com


Depiro beat Loyola to keep hopes alive - by Eurobasket News
Thanks to their victory over Loyola St James Hospital, Depiro Mtarfa have kept alive their hopes of booking a place in the MBA Shield semi-finals. Next weekend's final two matches will decide the fate of three teams, namely BUPA Luxol, Depiro and Loyola. Athleta Compleet IS made sure of top spot after having the better of Siggiewi Kent Boringer.

Depiro Mtarfa 64
St James Hospital Loyola 56
(13-14, 17-16, 12-9, 22-17)


In a balanced and entertaining match, Depiro drew on their experience to dismiss the bold challenge of St James Hospital Loyola.

With both teams fielding their best formation, it was Loyola who enjoyed the better start but gradually, Depiro improved to close the gap to a single point by the end of the first quarter, 14-13.

Depiro remained the better side as the second session got underway, opening up a 24-18 lead. Loyola battled back to wipe out the deficit with Depiro needing a basket by Malcolm Mallia to even the score at 30-30 at half-time.

After the interval, Loyola scored the opening seven points but Depiro came through a difficult moment to start the last 10 minutes 42-39 ahead.

Hard as they tried, Loyola were let down by their inexperience as Depiro took advantage to seal victory in the final minutes.

Athleta Compleet IS 69
Siggiewi Kent Boringer 58
(16-13, 18-12, 20-15, 15-18)


With Siggiewi hampered by the absence of Marco Matijevic, injured, Athleta duly took advantage to dominate underneath the boards with Michael Naudi (193-G/F-80) leading their charge.

Siggiewi were dealt another setback when, towards the end of the opening session, playmaker Peter Shoults left the court after suffering an injury.

Siggiewi had made the better start, moving 9-1 ahead after four minutes. Athleta coach Joe Galea called a time-out.

This helped Athleta to reorganise and they gradually assumed control to lead 16-13 by the end of the first session.

As Siggiewi struggled to raise their game, Athleta continued to dictate matters to open a 30-17 lead. Substitutions bolstered Siggiewi who shared the exchanges until half-time.

Despite their frantic efforts, Siggiewi never gave the impression that they could get back in contention as Athleta easily administered their lead.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com


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LNBP, Round 16: Halcones Rojos and Halcones Xalapa remain on top together - by Eurobasket News
Pilares - Halc.Rojos 72-82
After 82-72 win against Pilares, Halcones Rojos remains on top of LNBP standings together with Halcones Xalapa (14-2). Lawrence Hill (203-F-87, college: Stanford) led the winning squad with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Almaad Jackson (210-F-85, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) and Shane Thorson netted 19 and 18 points respectively for Pilares (1-15).

Pioneros - Fuerza Regia 104-86
13-2 for Pioneros and 6-10 for Fuerza Reggia after this game. LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands) and Ricardo Melendez (180-G-83) paced Pioneros to victory netting 22 points each. Hiram Fuller collected 23 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Libertadores - Huracanes 83-76
Libertadores grabbed this one mostly owing to Luis Beltran and Luis McCullough (198-G/F-82, college: Francis Marion), who drained 24 points each. The second one grabbed 7 rebounds beside that. In Huracanes, Robert Hornsby collected 20 points and 7 rebounds.

Indios - Abejas 85-83
Tiny win for Indios, who improved to 7-7 score. Arthur Long (206-F/C-73, college: Cincinnati) was a key player in victory with 31 points and 13 rebounds. Samuel Bowie (198-F/G-75, college: SE Louisiana) also shined scoring 21 points. On the other side, Abejas (6-10) got 27 points, 6 rebs and 6 as from Marcus Moore.

Lobos Grises - Lechugueros 99-90
Angel Figueroa (196-G/F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Dowling) and Ronald Selleaze (197-F-76, college: CSU Bakersfield) led Lobos Grises to 10th victory of the season scoring 22 and 21 points respectively. Each of them grabbed 8 rebounds in this game. In Lechugueros, Harold Arceneaux delivered 22 points.

Bucaneros - Toros 83-86
Ike Ofoegbu (205-F-85, college: SMU) was the most important player in victory with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Quentin Gonzalez followed him with 15 pts. On the other side, John Millsap shined with 29 points and 9 rebounds.

Halc.Cordoba - Panteras 98-66
12-4 for Halcones Cordoba and 8-8 for Panteras after this game. Joshua Pittman (197-F-76, college: NC-Asheville) stepped up in victory with 20 points, while Mike Smith (201-G/F-76, college: La-Monroe) added 5 less. In defeat, David Ruiz was on fire scoring 28 points.

Angeles - Barreteros 89-79
Victory number 9 for Angeles, who this time got the most from Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86): 24 points and 7 rebounds. Robert Cox (196-G/F-84, college: So.Polytechnic St.) followed him with 19, while Christopher Jackson (16 rebs) and Jesus Centeno added 12 points each. In Barreteros (6-10), Kenya Capers drained impressive 36 points.

Potros - Halc.Xalapa 72-95

Cosmos - Soles 96-81


Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Rojos 14-2 
 2. Halc.Xalapa 14-2 
 3. Pioneros 13-2 
 4. Halc.Cordoba 12-4 
 5. Soles 11-5 
 6. Toros 10-6 
 7. Lobos Grises 10-6 
 8. Bucaneros 9-6 
 9. Angeles 9-7 
 10. Panteras 8-8 
 11. Indios 7-7 
 12. Lechugueros 7-9 
 13. Fuerza Regia 6-10 
 14. Barreteros 6-10 
 15. Abejas 6-10 
 16. Libertadores 6-10 
 17. Huracanes 4-12 
 18. Cosmos 3-13 
 19. Potros 2-14 
 20. Pilares 1-15 


Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 Marcus MOORE
  Abejas
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Moore, Abejas24.9 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros24.2 
 3. Bowie, Indios22.3 
 4. Jackson, Pilares22.2 
 5. Hickerson, Pioneros21.7 
 6. Arceneaux, Lechugue.21.5 
 7. Hornsby, Huracanes20.5 
 8. Capers, Barreteros20.2 
 9. Long, Indios20.2 
 10. Monroe, Potr.20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arthur LONG
  Indios
  (206-F/C-73)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Long, Indios11.3 
 2. Jackson, Angeles10.3 
 3. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 4. Garcia, Pioneros9.9 
 5. Reaves, Barreteros9.8 
 6. Allen, Pioneros9.7 
 7. Eneas, Bucaneros9.1 
 8. Green, Panteras8.4 
 9. Richards, Barre.7.9 
 10. Mills, Indi.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.2 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.1 
 3. Brown, Fuerza R.5.0 
 4. Bucio, Indios5.0 
 5. Hollyfield, Barre.4.6 
 6. Roque, Toros4.5 
 7. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.3 
 8. Hickerson, Pioneros4.2 
 9. Rasio, Cosmos4.0 
 10. Santiago, Panter.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus MOORE
  Abejas
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Moore, Abejas4.4 
 2. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.6 
 3. Gooner, Halc.Rojos3.4 
 4. Hollyfield, Barre.3.1 
 5. Lewis, Soles2.4 
 6. Green, Panteras2.3 
 7. Funn, Bucaneros2.1 
 8. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.0 
 9. Fluornay, Abejas1.9 
 10. Hornsby, Huracan.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros1.4 
 2. Moore, Abejas1.3 
 3. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 4. Brown, Potros1.1 
 5. Jackson, Angeles0.9 
 6. Capers, Barreteros0.9 
 7. Jackson, Pilares0.8 
 8. Castillo, Abejas0.8 
 9. Cox, Angeles0.8 
 10. Lewis, Abej.0.8 


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  MOLDOVA   


The start of 2009/2010 season - by Eurobasket News
Eight teams entered 2009/2010 season in Moldova. LEO-team, Soroka, Tiraspol, Dondyushani, Basko, Wilson-Team, UTM and BC Strasheni will struggle for the top position in the country this season. So far after the first games Basko, Soroka and UTM reached two victories. Basko overcame Wilson team 89:61 and beat Strashen 86:64. Soroka defeated Dondyushen 77:65 and LEO-Team 85:49. UTM grabbed the victory over Tiraspol 94:47 and overcame Strashen 77:61.


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Buducnost destroys Cedevita in Adriatic league - by Eurobasket News
Buducnost - Cedevita 95-65

Great performance by Buducnost in the latest round of Adriatic league (6). The reigning Montenegrin champion had no mercy for the Croatian representative registering a valuable win. Boris Savovic (206-F-87) was almost unmistakable for the hosts collecting 22 points and 7 rebounds. Marko Simonovic (202-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) had 17 and Nemanja Gordic (194-G-88) added 13 pts. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) helped with 10 points and 6 boards. On the other side, big guy Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: FCM) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) stopped on one less and his team fell to 2-3.
Except of the last quarter, when everything was already resolved, Buducnost was way better team in this game. In the opening ten minutes the hosts exploded offensively creating 28-16 lead. Nothing has changed after that, as Cedevita was stopped on even less points until the half time. So after 20 minutes of play, Buducnost was already up huge 52-30. Almost the same picture on the court was seen after the breather as Buducnost still dominated. They jumped to plus 35 before the last period and of course question about the winner was already known.
Round 6 of Adriatic league is scheduled for November 6/7.

Buducnost: Boris Savovic 22+7 boards, Marko Simonovic 17, Nemanja Gordic 13, Cedomir Vitkovac 10+6 boards
Cedevita: Andrija Zizic 18+5 boards, Jermaine Anderson 17


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Harvey shoots Gold Rush past Carver Bible in season opener - by Eurobasket
Harvey shoots Gold Rush past Carver Bible in season opener October 31, 2009 NEW ORLEANS -- Michael Harvey (6'3''-G) scored a career-high 23 points, all in the second half, to help Xavier (LA) pull away Saturday for a 100-58 men's basketball victory over Carver Bible at The Barn.
The Gold Rush won its 14th consecutive season opener and handed Carver (0-2) its 33rd consecutive loss dating to February 2008.
Harvey was 10-of-11 from the floor after halftime and made his final seven shots to help Xavier outscore the Cougars 49-14 in the final 12 minutes.
Dannie Woods (6'7''-F-87) added a career-high-tying 20 points, and Devin Andrew (6'4''-G) scored 16 for Xavier. The Rush used 11 players, all of whom scored. Five of Xavier's six freshmen played and combined for 21 points and 16 of the Rush's 24 assists.
Woods, playing for the first time since a season-ending knee injury on Dec. 6, 2008, was 7-of-7 from the floor and made 6-of-7 free throws.
Cory Evans led Carver with 27 points, 21 in the second half, and Nicholas Hood scored 15. Evans made all five of his 3-pointers after the break.
Xavier outshot Carver 54 to 39 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Cougars 48-25. Landon Bussie grabbed a game-high seven rebounds for the Rush.
The Rush never trailed and got nine points from Andrew in the final six minutes of the first half to turn a tie at 19 into a 36-22 Xavier lead at the break.
Xavier scored 100 points for the first time since a 122-71 home victory against Wesley (Miss.) on Nov. 6, 2007. The Gold Rush has scored 100 points in three of its past five openers.
Xavier's next game will be a 7 p.m. road exhibition Thursday against NCAA Division I opponent Southern.
source: Xavier (LA)


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  NBA   


Sunday's games: Bryant scores 41, paces his Lakers to win against Hawks - by Eurobasket News
Minnesota T. - Phoenix Suns 112-120
Channing Frye (6'11''-C/F-83, college: Arizona) came up with 25, while Jason Richardson (6'6''-G-81, college: Michigan St.) had 23 points in his first game following a two-game suspension and the undefeated Phoenix Suns rolled to their third victory. Grant Hill had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix. Amare Stoudemire added 19 points and eight rebounds, and Steve Nash had 14 points and 14 assists. Ryan Gomes led Minnesota with 23 points. Al Jefferson scored 21 but hit only 9-of-23 shots. Corey Brewer had 19 and Jonny Flynn 11. The Suns now embark on a five-game road trip against Eastern teams. (Courtesy of www.chron.com)

Atlanta H. - LA Lakers 110-118
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) had 41 points and eight rebounds, Andrew Bynum (7'0''-C-87, agency: David Lee services) added 21 points and Artest extinguished Johnson's outstanding start in the Lakers' 118-110 victory over the Hawks on Sunday night. Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island) had 11 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for the defending NBA champions, who bounced back from a loss to Dallas with an overwhelming second half in Atlanta's first defeat. Bryant capped the 97th 40-point game of his career with eight points in the final minutes to hold off the Hawks' last rally. (Courtesy of www.chron.com)

Orlando M. - Toronto R. 125-116
J.J. Redick (6'4''-G-84, college: Duke) lived up to his college coach's prediction and delivered a career performance. Jameer Nelson (6'0''-G-82, college: St.Joseph's) scored 30 points, Redick had a career-high 27 and the Orlando Magic used a season-high 17 3-pointers to beat the Toronto Raptors 125-116 on Sunday. Redick, Nelson and Ryan Anderson each made five 3-pointers. Anderson had 20 points, Dwight Howard had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the Magic (3-0) remained unbeaten after going 8-0 in the preseason. (Courtesy of www.chron.com)

N.Orleans H. - Boston C. 87-97
Chris Paul gets the individual accolades. Rajon Rondo (6'1''-G-86, college: Kentucky) has the team success. Together, it's enough to make each player a little envious. Paul outplayed Rondo on Sunday night, but the Celtics beat the New Orleans Hornets 97-87 anyway as Boston improved to 4-0 behind Paul Pierce's (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) 27 points. After the game, Paul pursued Rondo toward the Celtics' locker room and had to be blocked by Boston assistant coaches. Allen scored 17 points, Kevin Garnett had 14 and Rondo had 10 assists and six points for Boston, which pulled away with an 11-3 run in the last four minutes to turn an 86-83 lead into an 11-point runaway. But even after it was over, Paul was still upset with Rondo. (Courtesy of www.chron.com)

Chicago B. - Miami Heat 87-95
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) reached a scoring milestone in the third quarter. In the fourth, he turned to his teammates for points. They delivered, and the Miami Heat remained unbeaten. Wade scored 25 points to push his career total to 10,005, reserve Udonis Haslem (6'8''-C-80, college: Florida) had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Heat pulled away in the final minutes to down the Chicago Bulls 95-87 on Sunday night. Carlos Arroyo scored 12 points, Mario Chalmers added 11 and Michael Beasley overcame a 3-of-12 shooting night to finish with 10 points and 11 rebounds for Miami (3-0). Luol Deng scored 26 points for Chicago (1-2), which got 17 points from John Salmons, 11 from Brad Miller and 10 from Joakim Noah. Rose shot 4 of 15 and finished with eight points for the Bulls. (Courtesy of www.chron.com)

Portland TB - Oklah.City T. 83-74
Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) couldn't get his shot going for a second straight night. So, he used what energy he had left for one final charge. Tuckered out after a 42-point performance the previous night, Roy scored 16 and got aggressive late to finish out the Portland Trail Blazers' 83-74 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. Steve Blake (6'3''-G-80, college: Maryland) scored 18 points, Travis Outlaw added 12 and Martell Webster had 10 for Portland. Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 23 points but also matched his career high with nine turnovers. He had been averaging 11 1/2 assists and only 3 1/2 turnovers through two games after leading the league in giveaways last season. Jeff Green added 19 points and 11 rebounds as the Thunder shot just 34 percent. (Courtesy of www.chron.com)

Memphis G. - Denver N. 123-133
After a taste of playoff success, Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) has a voracious appetite for more. He's polished up his game and is averaging 37.6 points in the Denver Nuggets' 3-0 start after leading the NBA with a 23.6 average in the preseason. The Nuggets outlasted the Memphis Grizzlies in a 133-123 shootout Sunday night because Anthony extended his torrid start with 42 points, negating a career-best 40-point night from O.J. Mayo (6'5''-G-87, college: USC). (Courtesy of www.chron.com)


Wade gets 10,000th career points; NBA fines Al Harrington for criticizing referees - by Eurobasket News
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) topped 10,000 points for his career in the Miami Heat's game against the Chicago Bulls. Wade, already the Heat all-time scoring leader and last season's NBA scoring champion, made a free throw with 1:32 left in the third quarter Sunday. He entered the game 20 points shy of the mark. He's the 43rd active player to top the 10,000-point plateau. (Courtesy of www.sportingnews.com)

Meanwhile, New York Knicks forward Al Harrington (6'9''-F-80) has been fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing game officials, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Harrington was fined for comments he made on Friday, October 30. Well add more info to this post later Sunday night. (Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com)


Pacers exercise options on Rush, Hibbert; Foster out a few weeks - by Eurobasket News
The Indiana Pacers exercised the third- year contract options on guard Brandon Rush (6'6''-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Kansas) and center Roy Hibbert (7'2''-C-86, college: Georgetown) on Sunday.

Rush and Hibbert were both 2008 first-round picks. Rush was selected 13th overall by the Trail Blazers and Hibbert was taken by Toronto with the 17th pick. They came to Indiana in separate trades.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Rush averaged 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 75 games (19 starts) for the Pacers last season. The 7-foot-2, 278-pound Hibbert had averages of seven points and 7.5 rebounds last year with Indiana.

On the injury front for the Pacers, center Jeff Foster (6'11''-F/C-77, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) will miss a couple of weeks with a high right ankle sprain. He suffered the injury in the first half versus the Heat on Friday.


Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  Denver N.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 37.7
 1. Anthony, Denver N.37.7 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers31.3 
 3. Bosh, Toronto R.31.0 
 4. Arenas, Washingt.28.0 
 5. Paul, N.Orleans H.27.8 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat27.7 
 7. Roy, Portland TB27.0 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.26.5 
 9. Nowitzki, Dallas M.26.3 
 10. Martin, Sacram.25.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 16
 1. Howard, Orlando M.16.0 
 2. Bosh, Toronto R.14.7 
 3. Wallace, Charlotte B.14.0 
 4. Duncan, San A.12.7 
 5. Horford, Atlanta H.12.3 
 6. Murphy, Indiana P.11.5 
 7. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.3 
 8. Gasol, Memphis G.11.0 
 9. Odom, LA Lakers11.0 
 10. Okafor, N.Orle.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 14
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns14.0 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.11.8 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.0 
 4. Kidd, Dallas M.9.0 
 5. James, Clevelan.8.8 
 6. Paul, N.Orleans H.8.5 
 7. Brooks, Houston R.8.5 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..8.3 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers7.5 
 10. Harris, New.7.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-G-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers3.0 
 2. Curry, Golde S.2.5 
 3. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 4. Hayes, Houston R.2.5 
 5. Hughes, New Y.2.5 
 6. Redd, Milwaukee B.2.5 
 7. Brewer, Minnesot.2.3 
 8. Smith, Atlanta H.2.3 
 9. Salmons, Chica.2.3 
 10. Iguodala, Philad.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Greg ODEN
  Portland TB
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Oden, Portland TB2.8 
 2. Lopez, New J.2.8 
 3. Horford, Atlanta H.2.7 
 4. Okafor, N.Orlean.2.3 
 5. Howard, Orlando M.2.3 
 6. Perkins, Boston C.2.3 
 7. Millsap, Utah Jazz2.0 
 8. Anthony, Miami H.2.0 
 9. Turiaf, Golde S.2.0 
 10. Thabeet, Mem.2.0 


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


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  NCAA1   


Wall to miss Kentucky's first game - by Rick Ross
Courtesy Of SI-SPORTS
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)
Kentucky point guard John Wall (6'4''-G) has been cleared to play by the NCAA.
The school announced Friday that the 6-foot-4 freshman must sit out two
games and repay almost $800 in expenses incurred during unofficial visits
to schools during his junior year at Word of God Christian Academy.

Wall's status had been up in the air as the NCAA investigated the relationship
between Wall and Brian Clifton, his former AAU coach.
Clifton was a certified agent for a period during Wall's recruitment,
and the NCAA looked into whether Wall accepted any
illegal benefits from Clifton during that time.

Wall will miss an exhibition game against Campbellsville on
Monday and the season-opener against Morehead State on Nov. 13.


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  NORWAY   


BLNO Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Ulriken - Asker 50-110
Asker improved to 7-0 record on top after an easy 110:50 victory Ulriken. Almost all players from the list of the winners scored double digits, while Ronny Karlsen (203-F-78, college: Independence CC) led the way with 30 points and Stien Anders posted 19. Ouakkaha Ali notched 20 points for the home side.

Baerum - Ammerud 91-63
Baerum rolled over Ammerud 91:63 in the first game of the Regular Season Round 7. Lars Harto top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Nils-Paul Skaara (185-G-87, college: William & Mary) netted 18. Nwachuckwa Roy ended up with 13 points and 10 boards in the losing effort.

Froya - Tromso 102-126
Tromso outscored Froya 126:102 as Anthony Williams (203-F-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Cent.Florida) and Lawrence Matthew had great nights with 37 and 33 points respectively. Nguyen Toan postred 22 in defeat and Jawara Karamo nailed 20.



New pirate aboard - by Kaare Vangen
Sometimes clubs are just lucky. John Noonan (196-G) played for a Romanian club who could not afford to have him any longer. Pirates coach Dan Mobbs heard the news, persuaded Noonan to come to Kristiansand, and - pronto - Pirates had a player who scored 34 points yesterday. Noonan will play for Pirates until the Christmas break when his three month visa will expire. He hopes to leave for a bigger league then.

In yesterday's match against Varden Pirates were in the driver's seat from the first minute and won 115-74. Div 1 is a two team race at the moment with BK Miners from Kongsberg and Kristiansand Pirates fighting hard for the top spot. Miners are 7-0 and Pirates 6-1.


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony WILLIAMS
  Tromso
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 31
 1. Williams, Tromso31.0 
 2. Lawrence, Tromso27.4 
 3. Karlsen, Asker21.4 
 4. Eskeland, Ulriken20.7 
 5. Gray, Baerum19.8 
 6. Mahnin, Asker19.4 
 7. Bullock, Gimle19.0 
 8. Skaara, Baerum18.8 
 9. Hinsch, Ammerud18.8 
 10. Djerman, Gim.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dexter GRAY
  Baerum
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Gray, Baerum13.8 
 2. Nwachuckwa, Ammer.10.6 
 3. Bullock, Gimle9.5 
 4. Woodson, Harstad9.3 
 5. Karlsen, Asker8.9 
 6. Jawara, Froya7.2 
 7. Djerman, Gimle7.0 
 8. Hinsch, Ammerud7.0 
 9. Ouakkaha, Ulriken6.7 
 10. Kombat, Fro.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Elgmork, Baerum8.0 
 2. Mahnin, Asker5.6 
 3. Jawara, Froya4.5 
 4. Issalhi, Tromso4.4 
 5. Woodson, Harstad4.3 
 6. Hinsch, Ammerud4.3 
 7. Mihaylov, Tromso3.8 
 8. Ouakkaha, Ulriken3.3 
 9. Nguyen, Froya3.3 
 10. Adahada, Trom.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Bendik MYHRER
  Harstad
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Myhrer, Harstad2.8 
 2. Mahnin, Asker2.8 
 3. Djerman, Gimle2.8 
 4. Bullock, Gimle2.3 
 5. Eskeland, Ulriken2.3 
 6. Lancaster, Gimle2.3 
 7. Issalhi, Tromso2.2 
 8. Nwachuckwa, Ammer.2.0 
 9. Gray, Baerum2.0 
 10. Elgmork, Baer.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Miilah KOMBAT
  Froya
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Kombat, Froya1.0 
 2. Bullock, Gimle1.0 
 3. Bryn, Ammerud0.9 
 4. Phillip, Froya0.8 
 5. Ouakkaha, Ulriken0.8 
 6. Eskeland, Ulriken0.7 
 7. Hinsch, Ammerud0.7 
 8. Gulliksen, Froya0.6 
 9. Lemme, Ulriken0.5 
 10. Johansen, Trom.0.5 


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  PBL   


The Quebec City Kebs sign Milton Bell - by Richard
The Quebec Kebs signed American Milton Bell (6'7''-F-70, college: Georgetown) during their first round pick at the 2010 draft session for the Premier Basketball League in Chicago.

The American forward is 6 '7 ', 220 lbs, and was born in 1970 in the Dominican Republic. His extensive experience will add to the Quebec Kebs current roster of power players driving the hoop. 'Milton Bell is a born leader, he will bring a heightened spirit to the team helping our young players to advance their professional skills' says Jean-Sebastien Roy, Vice President Marketing for the Kebs, now in Chicago. 'We were really attracted to him because of his experience, its clear that with his talent and experience he will also play an important role as a mentor to many of our young Qubcois players that we are striving to develop. Our goal to help develop professional players in the Quebec province and throughout Canada remains our top priority and we need strong players like Milton to achieve this.' When asked to comment, Head Coach Kebs Alejandro Hasbani said 'I know Milton from when I worked in Argentina. He works hard and is very effective around the basket.'

Milton Bell has played for Georgetown in the NCAA, going on to continue his career playing over 20 years in the South America for the Chilean, Venezuelan, Mexican and Argentinean leagues. 'I've heard great things about Qubec City and the Quebec Kebs. I am honoured to have been chosen and intend to help the team and guide players with less experience. Alejandro told me about their developmental strategy for players originating from Qubec and I think it's wonderful. I look forward to contributing.'

A second round interesting
In the second round The Quebec Kebs selected Joseph Fledge a point guard of 170 lbs and 5 ft 10 from Savannah State University. The Quebec Kebs are scouting an explosive player with an excellent vision of the game, 'Joseph was present at the tryouts of the PBL last month and here we have identified our interest. He has an excellent balance between defence and attack, plus his ability to create games and run with precision really impressed us. It still remains to be seen if he will accept our offer' states Jean-Sebastien Roy.

About the Quebec Kebs
The Quebec Kebs is a professional basketball team that competes in the Premier Basketball League (PBL). Composed of 10 teams from Halifax, Las Vegas, Oklahoma, Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire, Buffalo, Rochester, Puerto Rico and Quebec, the PBL is based in North America placing only second in popularity to the NBA and its subsidiaries. The Quebec Kebs are the only professional basketball team in the Quebec province and 2010 will be the start of their 4th professional season. The 2010 season begins January 2nd. For more information go to the Quebec Kebs website www.quebeckebs.com
Source: Quebec Kebs


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 JayJay HELTERBRAND
  Ginebra
  (183-G-76)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Helterbrand, Gineb.18.5 
 2. Cardona, Talk N.18.3 
 3. Casio, Smart Gilas17.7 
 4. Tubid, Ginebra17.5 
 5. Santos, San Miguel17.3 
 6. Williams, Santa Lucia16.3 
 7. Tenorio, Alaska16.3 
 8. Yap, Purefoods16.3 
 9. Miller, Alaska16.0 
 10. Buenafe, Burger.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia13.3 
 2. Santos, San Miguel12.5 
 3. Pena, San Miguel11.3 
 4. Espinas, Santa L.11.3 
 5. Aguilar, Smart Gilas10.3 
 6. Reavis, Purefoods10.3 
 7. Yee, Burger King9.6 
 8. Raymundo, Puref.9.5 
 9. Miller, Alaska9.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Coc.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mark BARROCA
  Smart Gilas
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Barroca, Smart G.7.7 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.7.3 
 3. Alapag, Talk N Text7.3 
 4. Tiu, Smart Gilas6.0 
 5. Yeo, Santa Lucia6.0 
 6. Yap, Purefoods5.0 
 7. Miller, Alaska4.8 
 8. Custodio, San Miguel4.7 
 9. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola4.5 
 10. Norwood, Rain.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia3.0 
 2. Williams, Santa Lucia2.8 
 3. Santos, San Miguel2.5 
 4. Norwood, Rain o.2.0 
 5. Mercado, Rain o.2.0 
 6. Lanete, Burger King2.0 
 7. Dela Cruz, Alaska1.8 
 8. Ross, Coca-Cola1.8 
 9. Caguioa, Ginebra1.5 
 10. Castro, Talk N Te.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ali PEEK
  Talk N Text
  (194-F-75)
  Avg: 3
 1. Peek, Talk N Text3.0 
 2. Aguilar, Smart Gilas3.0 
 3. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.8 
 4. Quinahan, Burger K.1.6 
 5. Hontiveros, San M.1.5 
 6. Santos, San Miguel1.3 
 7. Maierhofer, Puref.1.0 
 8. Reavis, Purefoods1.0 
 9. Viray, Barako Bull1.0 
 10. Mamaril, Gineb.1.0 


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  PORTUGAL   


Vitoria Guimaraes clinch Antonio Pratas Trophy - by Eurobasket News
Guimaraes - Benfica 76:69
Vitoria Guimaraes made up for the dream start of the season. They held off Benfica to claim the Antonio Pratas Trophy title. Benfica entered the game without Santos however it could hardly explain a sloppy performance from the LPB defending champions.
Guimaraes surged in front right from the start. They grabbed a 22:18 lead after ten minutes. The second term turned into a real disaster for Benfica. They managed just 7 points in the period to face a massive 20-point deficit at halftime. But Elvis Evora (205-C-78, agency: Global Sports Plaza) and Ben Reed (191-G/F-83, college: W.Michigan) triggered Benfica into action in the third stanza. They fired 24 points in the quarter narrowing the deficit at 7 points with one quarter to go. Guimaraes quickly restored an 11-point buffer in the fourth quarter but Benfica persisted. They narrowed the gap to 5 points late in regulation before Vitoria cleared off for good in the dying seconds.
Rod Nealy (198-F-80, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Houston Baptist) delivered 18 points and 9 boards to pace Vitoria. Fernando Neves (194-F-80) added 15 points, while Tommie Eddie delivered 14 points and 10 boards in the victory. Elvis Evora answered with 14 points for Benfica. Ben Reed had 13 points in the loss.

Guimaraes: Rod Nealy 18, Fernando Neves 15, Tommie Eddie (201-F/C-82, college: Mississippi) 14+10 boards
Benfica: Elvis Evora 14, Ben Reed 13



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  ROMANIA   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan23.3 
 2. Bassett, Craiova22.8 
 3. Timus, Steaua T.22.8 
 4. Pesic, Timisoara20.7 
 5. Smith, CSU Sibiu19.9 
 6. Dzambic, Timisoara19.5 
 7. Santana, Municipal B.19.4 
 8. Mijuskovic, Oradea19.1 
 9. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.19.0 
 10. Seals, Otope.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Virgil CARUTASU
  Ploiesti
  (204-C-76)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.9 
 2. Smith, CSU Sibiu8.9 
 3. Roschnafsky, Gladia.7.6 
 4. Gnjato, Oradea7.6 
 5. Harris, Craiova7.3 
 6. Clark, Pitesti7.3 
 7. Paltinisanu, Timis.7.2 
 8. Lazar, Oradea7.1 
 9. Mocanu, Dinamo B.7.1 
 10. Waterstradt, Pit.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan6.7 
 2. Roschnafsky, Gladia.6.4 
 3. Dzambic, Timisoara5.5 
 4. Fometescu, Dinamo B.5.0 
 5. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.7 
 6. Stefanovic, Pitesti4.7 
 7. Helcioiu, Municipa.4.6 
 8. Pesic, Timisoara4.3 
 9. Johnson, CSU Sibiu3.9 
 10. Troupe, Rovina.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  CSU Sibiu
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Johnson, CSU Sibiu3.4 
 2. Hargrove, Ploiesti3.3 
 3. Howell, Gaz Metan3.0 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.7 
 5. Tyner, Rovinari2.5 
 6. Smith, CSU Sibiu2.4 
 7. Jackson, Pitesti2.3 
 8. Sheard, Mures2.3 
 9. Timus, Steaua T.2.2 
 10. Seals, Otope.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Radovan DRAGOVIC
  Craiova
  (206-C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dragovic, Craiova2.4 
 2. Masiulis, Mures2.0 
 3. Lazar, Oradea1.7 
 4. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 5. Vajda, Mures1.1 
 6. Carutasu, Ploiesti1.0 
 7. Lawrence, U.Mobite.1.0 
 8. Marojevic, Municipa.0.9 
 9. Pantelic, Steaua T.0.8 
 10. Troupe, Rovina.0.7 


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  RUSSIA   


Goran Suton signed with Spartak SP - by Stanislav Tyutyunnik
Croatian-american center Goran Suton (209-C-85, college: Michigan St.) signed a 3 years contract with Spartak Spb. He played for the Bosnian U14 side before his family moved to the US where he attended Everett High School in Lansing, Michigan, United States. There he led the Everett Vikings to a Class A boys basketball title in 2004 as a senior. After that Goran followed Magic Johnson's career path to Michigan State. Suton developed into a key player for the Spartans during his career, earning second team All-Big Ten marks during his senior season. Suton helped the Spartans to two NCAA Final Fours - one during his redshirt freshman year in 2005 and as a senior in 2009. He was selected 50th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2009 NBA Draft. Jazz coach Jerry Sloan cut Suton during the preseason on October 21. During his last season at Michigan playing in starting five he averaged: 10.1ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 52.1%, 3Pts: 43.8%, FT: 84.8%.

Interview with Paul Miller - by Stanislav Tyutyunnik
American center Paul Miller (208-C/F-82, college: Wichita St.) became a late addition to BC Triumph roster. He was very kind to answer some of the questions to Stanislav Tyutyunnik from Eurobasket.com in this interview.

When and why did you start playing ball, who was your first coach?

I started when I was probably 10 or 11 and my first coach was just a dad of one of other players from the group of kids that got together to go to the basketball tournament.

Wichita State - not a famous university especially in terms of basketball. Why did you choose it and what did you learn there?

I chose Wichita State because I like the coach that was there - his name is Mike Turgeon. He recruited me to come to Wichita and he said, that I'll get up a good career there and an opportunity to play better.

Why did you choose basketball?

I played baseball too, I was a pitcher, but basketball is what I was more passionate about and enjoyed it a little bit more, than baseball. When you're a pitcher, baseball sometimes is some kind of boring. And so when the time came to decide between baseball and basketball, cause I had no more time to play them both, I chose basketball.

What about the best and worst memorable moments of your career?

My best moment was to go to the NCAA Sweet 16 when I was a senior at Wichita State University. My worst moment was when I broke my foot - it was a hard psychologically stroke, but my teammates, coach and family supported me.

What do you think of your new team Triumph and teammates now?

I like everybody on team so far. I'm getting to know the system and learning what the coach likes and how he wants team to play. I'm pleased with the way he coaches and I think all the players are working very hard to play basketball very well.

What's the main reason of moving to Russia?

I've always heard that the Russian Superleague is a very good league and I wanted to come and play in this league.

Some white bigmen stereotypes like 'they can't jump and dominate under the rim, but they shoot well, especially from the long range' with Troy Murphy, Brad Miller as examples - is that about you? What type of basketballer are you?

I try to be smart basketball player, a good team player. I'm not good one on one and if it's just up on me it's very difficult to win the game, but with other four guys on the floor and playing like a team - that's when I'm doing my best. I like to think that it's not the one or two guys out there the team has to rely on. Some players obviously are more important, but maybe just used to score more, to handle the ball more - this depends on the type of team. About my shooting abilities - I shoot 3-point shots well with good percentage, but I don't shoot a lot of threes. In the game because I'm capable of shooting threes my defender has to make sure that he is close to me.

Are there any players that you try to model your game after?

You already named some of them - Troy Murphy, Brad Miller. One of the players I like to watch on is David Lee - he's also a friend of mine.



What comes more natural to you the power forward or center?

I like to play in the system with interchangeable positions, where two big guys can play both spots. It doesn't matter for me which one - 4 or 5 spot.

How would you describe your role on the current team compared to one in Anwil?

In Anwil last season I had to play more minutes. In the beginning of the season I played about 20 minutes per game and then my time increased to 30+ minutes. I was the only center in Anwil, I couldn't foul out, I had to play all the time. In Triumph it's a bit different, there are some players on my position, so if I get tired I'll have substitutions for me.

Which aspect of your game needs immediate improvement?

I haven't practiced with any team for some time, so now the game runs through very fast for me. I'm getting to know the players, it's all about timing. This summer I played some games in June and July, but I didn't have real team practice. Now my mind doesn't work too fast, I slow down and think too much about what I'm suppose to do, what this guy suppose to do on the court.

Your personal aim for this season?

I'm a team guy, I like to see the team do well. I want to be consistent, playing 25-30 minutes per game and doing the same well every game.

What is the plan for your career?

I just want to continue to grow. Russia is one of the two top leagues in Europe, I'll try to improve here. No matter where I'll go next, but I want to make sure that I'll enjoy my experience in that country, have a good time. One year I played in Poland with SPEC Polonia Warszawa and my team was very bad, I didn't like that year.



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  SERBIA   


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dragan MARKOVIC
  Napredak
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Markovic, Napredak19.4 
 2. Kruscic, Beograd19.2 
 3. Andjusic, Mega V.18.6 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.18.0 
 5. Markovic, Tamis17.3 
 6. Tresac, Borac17.0 
 7. Stojacic, Mega V.16.8 
 8. Lukovic, Radnic.15.4 
 9. Mladenovic, Ergon.15.2 
 10. Korac, Beogr.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rastko DRAMICANIN
  Borac
  (207-C-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Dramicanin, Borac8.0 
 2. Lukovic, Radnic.7.8 
 3. Bircevic, Metalac7.4 
 4. Mikic, KG 066.8 
 5. Jagodic Kuri., Novi S.6.6 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.6.5 
 7. Mladenovic, Ergon.6.2 
 8. Pobric, Novi Sad6.0 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.5.8 
 10. Trailovic, Ergon.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.5.8 
 2. Stefanovic, Metal.5.6 
 3. Dimitrijevic, Sloga5.0 
 4. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.0 
 5. Prolovic, Borac3.8 
 6. Velickovic, Vojvodina3.4 
 7. Rakic, Novi Sad3.3 
 8. Trailovic, Ergonom3.2 
 9. Milasinovic, Masinac3.2 
 10. Dundjerski, Beogr.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Slobodan DUNDJERSKI
  Beograd
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dundjerski, Beograd3.0 
 2. Milasinovic, Masinac2.4 
 3. Cvetkovic, Masinac2.3 
 4. Dimitrijevic, Sloga2.2 
 5. Stefanovic, Metal.2.0 
 6. Trailovic, Ergonom2.0 
 7. Razic, Sloga2.0 
 8. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.2.0 
 9. Velickovic, Vojvodina2.0 
 10. Kovacevic, Novi S.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.2.2 
 2. Maravic, Mega V.1.6 
 3. Buric, Tamis1.4 
 4. Bircevic, Metalac1.4 
 5. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.0 
 6. Bozo, Novi Sad1.0 
 7. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.0.8 
 8. Cvetkovic, Mega V.0.8 
 9. Topcov, Proleter.0.8 
 10. Petric, KG0.8 


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  SLOVAKIA   


Frantisek Ron is new Slovak NT coach - by Michal Maslany
Frantisek Ron is the new coach of slovak national team. Fortyeight years old Czech coach signed two year contract with SBA and he will announce his training staff in november. Ron is also trainer of slovak extraliga team Pezinok and in summer he promote with czech under 20 national team do A-division Europian championship. 'I am looking forward for this oportunity. I know that there is a lot of work in front of me, not only basketball training, but also communication with players. I want to have all the best players of Slovakia in my team,' Ron said.


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  SOUTH KOREA   


SonicBoom Taking Center Stage - by Rick Ross
The supposed powerhouses still aren't living up their pre-season billings,
while the alleged underdogs continue to thrive through the first month of the
Korean Basketball League (KBL) season.
The KT SonicBoom, which acquired new head coach
Jun Chang-jin prior to the season, have been a remarkable team on the court.
Jun has been reunited with guard Shin Ki-sung. The pair was part of the
TG Sambo team - predecessor of the Dongbu Promy which won the 2004-2005 KBL championship.
The duo seems to have found that magic again and the team has climbed to the top of the standings.

The club won all three of its games this past week, beating the likes of traditional powerhouse
Samsung Thunders and the LG Sakers, who have been a big surprise themselves this year.
KT capped the week with a win against the KT&G Kites on Sunday to extend their win streak to five games.

I am very tired physically, but because my boys did well, I feel really good,Jun said.
At 6-2, the SonicBoom share the top of the KBL standings with the Sakers.
Despite a decisive 94-74 loss to the SonicBoom, the Sakers did manage wins against the
ET Land Elephants and the Daegu Orions.
The Sakers' ethnic Korean player Moon Tae-young has played well beyond the
expectations of most and has overshadowed the much-hyped Jun Tae-poong of the
KCC Egis and Lee Seung-joon of the Thunders, who were thought to be the class of the ethnic Korean draft.
During the last eight games, Moon averaged 21.4 points good for third in the league
eight rebounds and 2.9 assists.

The SK Knights are ranked third with a 5-2 record but were the victim of a tough call this week which
cost them their sixth win against their Seoul rival, the Thunders, Tuesday.
With 12.7 seconds left, the Knights took possession trailing the Thunders 80-79.
With Moon Kyung-eun set to inbound the ball, Knights guard Joo Hee-jung was fouled by Lee Jung-suk.
According to the KBL rule book, when a foul is committed in the last two minutes, it is considered an
away foul, not a personal foul, meaning that the team gets one free throw and then possession.
But the referees ruled it a personal foul and granted them two free throws instead.
Knights boss Kim Jin appealed the call to no avail.

Joo made one foul shot but missed the other and the Thunders escaped with an 82-80 win.
The KBL later admitted that the wrong call was made and the referees were suspended and fined.
The league denied the Knights request that the game be replayed.
After the unlucky loss to the Thunders, the Knights followed it up with a narrow 79-77
loss to the Orions but did manage to rebound with an 80-79 win over the Ulsan Mobis.
The defending champion Egis were looking to move back to .500 with three games last week but were denied by a
89-83 road defeat to the Thunders, Saturday, after two wins earlier in the week.

Lee Kyu-sup led the Thunders with 34 points including five 3-pointers.
As a result, the Thunders are in fifth place at 4-3 and the Egis are seventh at 3-4.
The Elephants (1-7), a top six team last year, are mired in a deep slump,
having lost their last six games and find themselves in last place.

By Yoon Chul
Staff Reporter



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  SPAIN   


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Guadalajara
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Howard, Guadalaj.21.2 
 2. Johnson, Huesca18.0 
 3. Salson, Huesca17.4 
 4. Griffin, Cajasur .17.2 
 5. Williams, Matchmind16.4 
 6. Barcelo, Plasencia15.6 
 7. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .15.4 
 8. Thompson, ADT T.14.8 
 9. Ausina, Matchmind14.6 
 10. Virgil, Alcaz.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Guadalajara
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Howard, Guadalaj.13.8 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.10.4 
 3. Ayon, Illescas10.2 
 4. Miller, Huelva9.6 
 5. Drame, Andorra9.0 
 6. Matali, Andorra9.0 
 7. Silvestre, Plasencia8.3 
 8. Griffin, Cajasur .8.2 
 9. Johnson, Huesca8.2 
 10. Andrews, Hues.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rafael RUFIAN
  Huelva
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Rufian, Huelva4.6 
 2. Marcos, Alcazar4.6 
 3. Lopez, Coruna4.5 
 4. Guigou, Illescas4.0 
 5. Gonzalez, Navarra3.6 
 6. Alonso, Matchmind3.6 
 7. Sanz, Navarra3.6 
 8. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.6 
 9. Rueda, Promobys3.4 
 10. Cardenas, Qalat.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 David SUKA-UMU
  Cajasur Cord.
  (195-F-77)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .3.4 
 2. Alonso, Matchmind3.0 
 3. Martinez, Huelva2.8 
 4. Miller, Coruna2.7 
 5. Lyons, Alcazar2.6 
 6. Gomez, Huelva2.2 
 7. Savitski, Santurtzi2.2 
 8. Arjonilla, Guadalaj.2.2 
 9. Guigou, Illescas2.2 
 10. Adams, Navar.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  ADT Tarragona
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Thompson, ADT T.1.8 
 2. Sekulic, Plasencia1.5 
 3. De Santana, Caja R.1.5 
 4. Adams, Navarra1.2 
 5. Miller, Huelva1.2 
 6. Williams, Matchmind1.0 
 7. Bart-W., Huelva1.0 
 8. Biyombo, Illescas1.0 
 9. Tuner, Alcazar1.0 
 10. Diop, Huel.1.0 


EBA: CB Chantada, the only one unbeaten - by Mariano Galindo
Led by Manuel Castro (192-G-73) (34 points and 6 boards), Chantada. Group A-A, obtained its seventh consecutive victory, against Marin Peixegalego (89-93). CB Etosa and LAlfas, Group E, were defeated and there are not any unbeaten teams in this group.
Ferreterias San Isidro, group B, was close to get its first triumph, with a great David Delgado (185-G-79), who nailed 40 points and drove his mates to an extra time, where they lost the chance to plus their first good result in this season. On the contrary, some teams that had not won until this round got their first victories: Xiria, Group A-A, CB Ciutadella, Group E, and PMD Aljaraque and Ecija Cajasol from Group D. There, ABP player Luis Lorido made a incredible performance, with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 39 index rating.


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  A.G. Fuenla
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 25
 1. Fitch, A.G. Fuenla25.0 
 2. Navarro, Regal B.19.8 
 3. Batista, A.G. F.18.2 
 4. Hendrix, Granada17.0 
 5. Carroll, Gran Canaria16.5 
 6. Jackson, Xacobeo BS16.4 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.15.8 
 8. Martinez, Valencia.15.2 
 9. Vasiliadis, Xacob.15.2 
 10. Barbour, Lagun.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris MOSS
  CB Murcia
  (204-F-80)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Moss, CB Murcia12.2 
 2. Batista, A.G. F.8.6 
 3. Jackson, Xacobeo BS7.8 
 4. Caner-Medley, MMT E.7.3 
 5. Hendrix, Granada7.2 
 6. Panko, Lagun A.7.0 
 7. Augustine, Gran C.6.8 
 8. Aguilar, Granada6.4 
 9. Battle, Valladolid6.4 
 10. Savane, Gran.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kristaps VALTERS
  DKV Joventut
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Valters, DKV J.6.8 
 2. Huertas, Caja L.5.6 
 3. Rubio, Regal Barca5.0 
 4. Cook, Unicaja5.0 
 5. Navarro, Regal B.4.8 
 6. Stanic, Xacobeo BS4.6 
 7. Calloway, Cajasol4.4 
 8. Salgado, Bizkaia .3.8 
 9. Suarez, MMT E.3.7 
 10. Sada, Regal Bar.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Federico VAN LACKE
  Valladolid
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Van Lacke, Valladolid2.4 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.2 
 3. Calloway, Cajasol2.2 
 4. Garbajosa, Real M.2.2 
 5. Kirksay, Cajasol2.0 
 6. San Miguel, Manre.2.0 
 7. Aguilar, Granada1.8 
 8. Fisher, Gran C.1.8 
 9. Ingles, Granada1.8 
 10. Norris, Gran.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Serhiy LISHCHUK
  Valencia BC
  (210-C/F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.8 
 2. Battle, Valladolid1.8 
 3. Vazquez, Regal B.1.6 
 4. Barnes, Valladolid1.6 
 5. Lavrinovic, Real M.1.6 
 6. Freeland, Unicaja1.4 
 7. Prestes, CB Murcia1.3 
 8. Aguilar, Granada1.2 
 9. Rey, Cajasol1.2 
 10. Perovic, Valenc.1.0 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Real Madrid 5-0 
 2. DKV Joventut 4-1 
 3. Regal Barca 4-1 
 4. Caja Laboral 4-1 
 5. Valencia 4-1 
 6. A.G. Fuenla 4-1 
 7. Lagun Aro 3-2 
 8. Manresa 3-2 
 9. Gran Canaria 2-2 
 10. Lucentum Al. 2-3 
 11. Valladolid 2-3 
 12. Granada 2-3 
 13. Cajasol 2-3 
 14. CB Murcia 1-4 
 15. Bizkaia Bilbao 1-4 
 16. Xacobeo BS 1-4 
 17. MMT Estudia. 0-4 
 18. Unicaja 0-5 


Things Go From Bad To Worse For Unicaja - by Paul Nilsen
Things got from bad to worse for Unicaja after it was revealed that the ACB strugglers who slumped to a fifth successive defeat in the Andalucian derby loss in Seville will be without Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) for some time. In another truly dreadful display, Malaga failed to get the win again despite taking confidence from their Euroleague wins against Partizan and Olympiakos and the salt was rubbed into the wounds by the fact they completely blew the last possession and of course the loss of Printezis who has suffered a fracture to his right shoulder after a freak incident. Running the floor he went up for an open dunk on the fast break but got it badly wrong as he firstly travelled and then got too far under the basket as he went up and dunked it at high pace., However as he grabbed the rim he almost clothes-lined himself as he flipped over and landed in a heap on the floor in a sickening manner. At first it seemed like he may have damaged his head, neck or back and everyone feared the worst as he was put in a neck brace as he left the floor to applause from the fans. As well as this, Unicaja also picked up some other less serious injuries to several key players as they continue to wonder where it has all went wrong. Perhaps the guard spots would be a good starting point in that analysis?

Martinez Pips Moss For Player of Round Award - by Paul Nilsen
Pamesa Valencia shooter Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) won the Player Of The Week accolade for Round 5 of ACB action in a pretty uninspiring week for individual performances. With Gerald Fitch proving he is human after an ordinary performance for Fuenlabrada, it was left to Martinez to win the battle with the award. He saw off Chris Moss (204-F-80, agency: Passing Lane, college: W.Virginia) who also finished on a valuation of 24 points but Moss ended up on the losing team which is why Martinez prevailed. He finished with 23 points including three triples but it was his all round efficiency in the game that was decisive as Pamesa inflicted a first domestic defeat on Caja Laboral.


ACB, Round 5: Caja Laboral and Fuenla fail, Real Madrid stays on top alone - by Eurobasket News
Bizkaia Bilbao - Real Madrid 70-96
Real Madrid cruised past Bilbao in style becoming the only perfect team after five rounds in ACB. Louis Bullock (186-G-76, college: Michigan) led the Whites with 21 points without missing any single shot for 20 minutes. Novica Velickovic (205-F-86) had 16 points and 7 rebounds, while Pablo Prigioni and Rimantas Kaukenas scored 11 points apiece. Marko Banic delivered 17 points for Bilbao (1-4).

MMT Estudia. - Regal Barca 75-78
Regal Barca grabbed tiny road win in Madrid staying in group of the teams with almost perfect 4-1 record. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) stepped up with 15 points and 5 rebounds, while Juan Navarro (192-G-80), Erazem Lorbek and Terence Morris added 10 pts each. Estu (0-4) got 15 points from Blake Ahearn.

Lucentum Al. - Manresa 71-54
Second win for Alicante, who got 11 points from Martynas Andriuskevicius (219-C/F-86, agency: Interperformances). Pedro Llompart (190-G-82) was second scorer of the team with 10, while Vule Avdalovic and Mario Stojic posted 9 pts each. Ahmad Nivins was the only player with double digits in scoring for Manresa, 10 pts. They dropped to 3-2.

Xacobeo BS - A.G. Fuenla 86-66
First win for Xacobeo BS and at the same time first loss for Fuenlabrada. Reyshawn Terry (203-F-84, college: N.Carolina) lifted the ACB newcomer to victory with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Costas Vasiliadis (200-G/F-84, agency: FCM) also shined scoring 19 and Marc Jackson helped with 13 pts, plus 8 rebounds. Esteban Batista collected 20 points and 9 boards in loss.

Gran Canaria - Granada 102-65
Gran Canaria destroyed Granada jumping to 2-2 record. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) and Melvin Sanders (196-G/F-81, college: Oklahoma St.) led the hosts with 20 points each. Will McDonald added 15 pts and 8 rebounds. In Granada (2-3), Richard Hendrix collected 19 points and 8 rebounds.

Cajasol - Unicaja 63-61
Cajasol (2-3) outsmarted Unicaja handing it the fifth consecutive loss in ACB. Tyrone Ellis (193-G-77, college: S.Nazarene) top-scored for the hosts with 12, Earl Calloway (191-G-83, college: Indiana) had 11 and Andres Miso added 10 points, plus 7 rebounds. Taquan Dean and Carlos Jimenez delivered 16 and 12 points respectively for the guests.

CB Murcia - Lagun Aro GBC 73-81
Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Kentucky) stepped up for Lagun Aro GBC this week-end collecting 19 points and 5 rebounds. Andy Panko (204-F-77, college: Lebanon Valley) scored 17 and Sergio Sanchez helped with 10 pts. In the loosing squad, Milos Vujanic top-scored with 16 points. Vlado Scepanovic followed him with 13. Lagun Aro GBC 3-2, Murcia 1-4.


Valencia BC - Caja Laboral 81-74
The box-score will be available soon. Both teams have 4-1 now.

DKV Joventut - Valladolid 70-65
The box-score will be available soon. DKV Joventut 4-1, Valladolid 2-3.


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  SWITZERLAND   


Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Kevin SOWELL
  Geneva Devils
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Sowell, Geneva Devils23.7 
 2. Hollins, Starwings22.7 
 3. Fitzgerald, SAM M.19.8 
 4. Abukar, Lugano T.19.0 
 5. Hamilton, SAM M.18.8 
 6. N''Diaye, Lausanne18.2 
 7. Delic, Starwings18.1 
 8. Volcy, Monthey17.2 
 9. Johnson, BBC Nyon16.9 
 10. Mladjan, Lugano.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher GRIMM
  SAM Massagno
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Grimm, SAM M.10.2 
 2. Yates, Fribourg9.5 
 3. Thompson, Lausanne9.3 
 4. Southall, BBC Nyon9.0 
 5. Sanders, Lugano T.8.6 
 6. VanderMeer, Lugano T.8.0 
 7. Gugino, Boncourt7.6 
 8. Volcy, Monthey7.4 
 9. Clark, MGS7.2 
 10. Dacevic, SAV.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Hollins, Starwings8.7 
 2. Lukovic, SAV V.5.3 
 3. Johnson, BBC Nyon5.1 
 4. Monroe, Boncourt5.0 
 5. Bradley, MGS4.8 
 6. Walton, Lugano T.4.4 
 7. Pleux-D., Lausanne4.3 
 8. Petkovic, Fribourg3.7 
 9. Maio, Monthey3.6 
 10. Wooten, Boncou.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon HAMILTON
  SAM Massagno
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Hamilton, SAM M.5.2 
 2. Grimes, Lausanne4.0 
 3. Pleux-D., Lausanne3.3 
 4. N''Diaye, Lausanne2.8 
 5. Monroe, Boncourt2.8 
 6. Gibson, SAV Vacallo2.6 
 7. Edecki-A., Geneva D.2.4 
 8. Efevberha, Lugano T.2.4 
 9. Johnson, BBC Nyon2.4 
 10. Dacevic, SAV.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Thompson, Lausanne4.5 
 2. Southall, BBC Nyon3.7 
 3. Niang, MGS2.7 
 4. VanderMeer, Lugano T.2.2 
 5. Grimes, Lausanne2.0 
 6. Sanders, Lugano T.1.8 
 7. Molteni, Monthey1.7 
 8. Basit, Geneva Devils1.7 
 9. Grimm, SAM M.1.4 
 10. Tshomba, Boncou.1.2 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Zurich W. 6-0 
 2. Bernex 5-0 
 3. Martigny 4-1 
 4. Swiss Central 4-2 
 5. Villars 3-3 
 6. DDV Lugano 3-3 
 7. Vernier 2-3 
 8. Pully 2-3 
 9. Chene 2-4 
 10. Vevey 2-4 
 11. Acad.Fribourg 2-4 
 12. Zurich K. 1-4 
 13. Neuchatel 0-5 


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  SYRIA   


Rami Issa talks to Hend Abufarie - by Sammy Nanneh
This week saw the Ittihad's very own Rami Issa (202-F-82) sit down with one of the Middle East's most successful basketball player agents, the Jordanian American, Hend Abufarie. Who is co-owner of the company Team Unity. You can take a further look at their website http://teamunityaau.com/default.html

Rami: So Hend, What do you think of the man people who work as agents for players without having to get formal authorization from the International Federation of Basketball?

Hend: Personally, I am with the principle that to be an agent you must be a former basketball player or a former traine. This is important so that the agent can feel a real sense of the player and recognize any possible problems and so the agent can market the player as appropriate.

Rami: Madame Houdrtk India holds a proxy for regular players of the International Federation, Is it possible to tell us about how to obtain this certificate?

Hend: It is a collection of books and laws about how to deal between clubs and players, and how to protect the rights of each party. Tests are performed each year in Switzerland, and each holds a certificate and a large amount of insurance to the International Federation, this is in order to ensure seriousness of the work by Allagent.

Rami: Your agency is one of the largest companies operating in the Middle East, what is the secret behind this proliferation?

Hend: In addition to our work with a large number of players under the corresponding Fellow American company, we represent a large number of stars in all the Arab world from Tunisia and Jordan to Morocco. This proliferation is mainly due to the fact that both players and clubs trust us as a company that respects its dealings and obligations. For example, Wayne Oliver, who could not receive payment from his club, which forced us as a responsible company to pay an amount of four thousand dollars to him to solve the financial crisis while the club granted him freedom to travel because he had received an offer from a club in Jordan.

Rami: What is the basis of selecting a player?

Hend: We have two sets of criteria for selecting our players, the first is a technical/able player and the second is the morality of the player. We reject the representation of any player who does not have a high moral character, because any ill morals will represent the company abroad as well as the player. Therefore, we often consult the coach and the university about the conduct of the player and his commitment before we ask for his level and ability in basketball. Thank God the problems of our players are few and almost non-existent.

Rami: Do you have the intention to become a player agent and help Syrians get scouted abroad?

Hend: Frankly, yes, the idea has caught my attention, a lot of Syrian players have taken my interest, three of them at the Ittihad, two in the evacuation and one player in each of the Yarmouk and dignity, and God willing, in the coming days I will speak with those involved.

Rami: What are your projects in the future of Team Unity?

Hend: God willing, I will try and coach Rizkallah Zlaom for a summer league in Jordan once we get the required approval of Jordan. This will include a training camp and friendly games between players of both American and Arabic decent.

Rami: As someone with dual nationality of Jordan and USA, how do you feel about Jordan qualifying for the World Championships 2010 in Turkey along side teams like USA and Spain?

Hend: I feel a great sense of pride, but this great dream is not only for the Jordanians, but the whole Arab world.

Rami: But some experts believe that the great success was the result of foreign players who only qualified as Jordanians, and not naturalized players, the children of Jordan?

Hend: If you are referring to Rasim Wright, they are wrong, because basketball is a team game and every team has 12 players, so Rasim Wright does not constitute as the sole reason for Jordans success.

Rami: As a final question, what do you think Syrian basketball lacks, and why hasn't it reached the successes of neigbours Jordan and Lebanon?

Hend: In my opinion the national team lacks a long term (at least two years) trainer, so he can express his ideas to the players and reap the desired result, I think it is a good idea to have one of the Syrian league coaches lead the national team because he will be fully aware of the players around the league and will have a higher chance of unlocking their potenial.
Interview translated by Sammy Nanneh


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  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   


NBA Announcer with TnT heritage! - by Albert-Lee Young
Kyle Speller, whose father is originally from the community of Gonzales in Trinidad & Tobago, is in his fifth season as the Public Address Announcer for Denver Nuggets. His voice can be heard at every Denver Nuggets home game during the NBA season.

Kyle father, Ken Grey, migrated to Brooklyn in 1969 and currently lives in Flushings, Queens. Mr. Grey is a former student of Gonzalez E.C Primary School, Belmont Boys Intermediate and Osmond High School in Trinidad. He also attended Carver College in the U.S.A. At present Mr. Grey has two brothers and two sisters who still reside in TT.

Outside of the Nuggets, Kyle is a voice-over artist whose voice can be heard on both television and radio - locally and nationally. He got his first taste in the voice industry shortly after graduating from Regis High School, when he worked as a disk jockey on his college campus. Since then, he has diligently worked toward perfecting the art.

Kyle is also an Associate Pastor of Emmanuel Christian Center in Denver and in the offseason runs a summer basketball league in Denver called the Koinonia Basketball League (KBL) a summer league that encourages men in their efforts to become better fathers and husbands, to be the spiritual heads of their households and to carry themselves with respect and dignity.

During his college career, Kyle played with Adam State College in 1992 under head coach Terry Layton, who is also the head coach of TT senior mens basketball team.

For more info on Kyle Speller-Grey you can visit his website: www.ksgvoice.com



Sandy appointed NAIA Assistant Coach - by Albert-Lee Young
Since leaving Trinidad in 2005 to pursue his education and coaching career, Learie Sandy has made tremendous strides.

Sandy, who was the head coach of Trinidad & Tobago Senior Women Netball Team in 2004, graduated from Martin Methodist College in December 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Degree.

Afterwards he joined MMC as a Student Assistant Women Basketball Coach under then Head Coach Dee Bell for the 2007-08 season. MMC is an NAIA Division 1 program and plays in the Trans South Conference which produced three of the last four national champions.

The following season (08-09) Sandy was promoted to Assistant Women Basketball Coach and his duties included recruiting, working with post players, tape exchange, and scouting report. During this period MMC posted a record of 19-12 which saw them enjoy a brief national ranking of 23 before ending up #33 and missed going to the national championship by one game.

In September 2009 coach Bell took up an assistant coaching assignment with Tennessee Tech University in the Ohio Valley Conference (NCAA Div.1) and under the newly appointed Head Coach Edmund Pipes, Sandy was assigned additional responsibilities being involved in all aspects of the program.

Besides his college coaching duties, he is also involved with the Tennessee White Nike Flight travel team which won the Tennessee U16 State Championship and their Silver team, which was ranked #1 team in the nation, produced 6 of the top 50 national players.

Prior to his migrating to the US, Sandy aka Fruits enjoyed a distinguished basketball career in TT. As a player he represented TT at international senior level (1994-98) and won several Division 1 club championships with National Flour Mills, Superstar S.E.P.O.S and 42 Lakers. He was also the head coach at the Division 1 club level with Petro Jazz (2000-03) and TT Elite (2004-05); at youth level with Millennium Basketball Academy (2002-2004) and Diego Martin Secondary School (1997-2002)

In January 2010 Sandy plans to pursue his Masters Degree at Middle Tennessee University.



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  TURKEY   


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mustafa ABI
  ITU
  (197-G-79)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Abi, ITU27.3 
 2. Karamahmut, Usak23.7 
 3. Garrison, Pamuk.23.3 
 4. Kaya, Gelisim23.0 
 5. Esmer, Final Genclik20.3 
 6. Smith, Duzce Genclik20.0 
 7. Kan, Yesilyurt18.3 
 8. Kirk, Yeni Nesil18.3 
 9. Ozturk, Gelisim18.0 
 10. Basaran, Pamukka.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 17
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt17.0 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal12.0 
 3. Egemonye, Optimum .12.0 
 4. Ekmen, ITU11.3 
 5. Garrison, Pamuk.11.0 
 6. Gokay, Akcakoca P.10.7 
 7. Curtis, Beykoz10.7 
 8. Eiukwu, Usak10.0 
 9. Taylor, Vestel10.0 
 10. Turkyilmaz, Genc.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gokhan SENOL
  Final Genclik
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Senol, Final Genclik9.0 
 2. Ogut, Genc Telekom6.7 
 3. Yolcu, Selcuk Univ.6.3 
 4. Eris, Istanbul B.B.6.3 
 5. Ay, TED Istanbul6.0 
 6. Akyol, Olin Genclik5.3 
 7. Adiguzel, Orman G.5.3 
 8. Gacemer, Gelisim5.3 
 9. Tutuncu, Beykoz5.0 
 10. Kan, Yesilyu.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sezgin ERIS
  Istanbul B.B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Eris, Istanbul B.B.3.7 
 2. Gursu, Genc Banvit3.7 
 3. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.3.0 
 4. Dizici, Yeni Nesil3.0 
 5. Baras, TED Istanbul3.0 
 6. Koymen, Beykoz2.7 
 7. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.7 
 8. Ozpulat, Vestel2.7 
 9. Adiguzel, Orman G.2.7 
 10. Goktas, Genc.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Herbert COURTNEY
  Final Genclik
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Courtney, Final G.2.5 
 2. Binici, Genc Banvit2.3 
 3. Eiukwu, Usak2.3 
 4. Garrison, Pamuk.2.3 
 5. Taylor, Vestel1.7 
 6. Ekmen, ITU1.7 
 7. Brown, Yesilyurt1.7 
 8. Fobbs, Trabzonspor1.5 
 9. Meeking, Selcuk Univ.1.5 
 10. Hairstone, Olin.1.3 


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


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Ryan TOOLSON
  Karsiyaka
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Toolson, Karsiyaka24.7 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.20.0 
 3. Gordon, Aliaga19.3 
 4. Wilson, T.Telekom19.3 
 5. Shipp, Bornova19.0 
 6. Baron, Mersin18.5 
 7. Washington, Galatasa.18.3 
 8. Williams, Erdemir18.3 
 9. Jackson, Antalya18.0 
 10. Davidson, Daruss.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.12.7 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.10.3 
 3. Williams, Erdemir9.7 
 4. Gordon, Aliaga9.0 
 5. Smith, Karsiyaka8.3 
 6. Thornton, Efes P.7.5 
 7. Aldemir, Karsiyaka7.3 
 8. Rancik, Galatasaray7.3 
 9. Greene, Antalya7.0 
 10. Koc, Mers.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir7.7 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.3 
 3. Adams, Oyak R.6.0 
 4. Yildirim, Besiktas5.3 
 5. Mallet, T.Telekom5.3 
 6. Jackson, Antalya5.3 
 7. Erdogan, Oyak R.5.0 
 8. Erden, Kepez Bld4.7 
 9. Thornton, Efes P.4.5 
 10. Holston, Karsiya.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Joshua SHIPP
  Bornova
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Shipp, Bornova5.3 
 2. Famutimi, Oyak R.4.5 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas3.7 
 4. Erdogan, Oyak R.3.3 
 5. Erden, Kepez Bld3.0 
 6. Batuk, Karsiyaka2.7 
 7. Holston, Karsiyaka2.3 
 8. Jackson, Antalya2.3 
 9. Smith, Karsiyaka2.3 
 10. Williams, Erdem.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick FEMERLING
  Antalya
  (216-C-75)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Femerling, Antalya2.5 
 2. Elegar, Bornova2.3 
 3. Asik, Fener.Ulker2.0 
 4. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.7 
 5. Davis, Banvit1.7 
 6. Davidson, Darussaf.1.0 
 7. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.0 
 8. Famutimi, Oyak R.1.0 
 9. Buckman, Kepez Bld1.0 
 10. Bilgin, Kepez B.1.0 


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Bobcats' Bell to play after postponing surgery - by David Edole
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Raja Bell (196-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances, college: Florida Intern.) planned to start against New Jersey Monday as he tries to play with a partially torn ligament in his left wrist.
Bell went through shootaround and coach Larry Brown said he would make his season debut against the Nets even though he hasn't gone through a full contact practice. Bell last week decided to put off surgery that would sideline him up to four months and see if he could get through the season.

'It'll be an adventure, but I feel pretty confident about it,' Bell said. 'The passing, the dribbling, the rebounding and stuff is OK. I'll try to protect it a little bit as best as I can until I get some practices. But when you feel like you can get out there and help, in any capacity, it's kind of time to go.'

Bell's return will be a boost for the Bobcats (1-2), who are the NBA's lowest-scoring team and have had depth problems at shooting guard with backup Ronald 'Flip' Murray also out with a stress reaction in his left shin. Brown said Murray could make his debut Friday against Atlanta.

The 33-year-old Bell, in the final year of his contract, averaged 13 points and four rebounds and shot 42 percent from 3-point range in 45 games with Charlotte last season after being acquired from Phoenix in December.

The Bobcats saw their playoff hopes derailed late last season when Bell was sidelined with a calf injury. Now Bell is trying to tough it out this season.
'If it starts to hurt,' Bell said, 'then I'll deal with that when it happens.'



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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Lamar KARIM
  DniproAzot
  (178-G-83)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Karim, DniproAzot27.5 
 2. El-Amin, Budivelnyk27.2 
 3. Coleman, BC Odessa21.3 
 4. Fraser, Hoverla19.5 
 5. Mitchell, Khimik18.3 
 6. McClintock, Mykolaiv17.8 
 7. Williams, Politek..17.8 
 8. Tiggs, Fe.17.7 
 9. Rizvic, Azovmash17.5 
 10. Thomas,.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles THOMAS
  Ferro-ZNTU
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Thomas, Fe.11.7 
 2. Fraser, Hoverla11.0 
 3. Rizvic, Azovmash9.2 
 4. Wilson, Gryfony8.2 
 5. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv7.6 
 6. Iailo, Mykolaiv7.5 
 7. Hunter, Fe.7.0 
 8. Kornienko, Dnipro6.8 
 9. Agafonov, Khimik6.5 
 10. Ugboaja, Azovma.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Darrel MITCHELL
  Khimik
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Mitchell, Khimik6.8 
 2. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.2 
 3. Hill, BC Odessa4.8 
 4. Antonijevic, Kryvba.4.7 
 5. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.7 
 6. Crowe, Dnipro4.4 
 7. Perry, BC Donetsk4.2 
 8. Lukashov, BC Kyiv4.0 
 9. Annenkov, Kryvbasb.3.8 
 10. Shaposhnikov, Fer.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars JEROMANOVS
  Mykolaiv
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.7 
 2. El-Amin, Budivelnyk2.5 
 3. Tiggs, Fe.2.3 
 4. Sparks, Hoverla2.3 
 5. Perry, BC Donetsk2.3 
 6. Serapinas, Azovm.2.2 
 7. Canak, Gryfony2.2 
 8. DeGroat, BC Odessa2.0 
 9. Wilson, Gryfony2.0 
 10. Goliakhov, DniproAz.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasan RIZVIC
  Azovmash
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rizvic, Azovmash3.0 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.9 
 3. Chemyakin, Fe.1.5 
 4. Skirmants, Hoverla1.5 
 5. Kovalenko, Hoverla1.3 
 6. Sokur, DniproAzot1.2 
 7. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.2 
 8. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.2 
 9. Ulyanko, Pulsar1.2 
 10. Owens, BC Donet.1.0 


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Raiders Upset Eagles - by Andy Webb
In a busy night of BBL action the headlines go to Airwaves Plymouth Raiders who shocked league leaders Newcastle Eagles to secure their first win of the season with a thrilling 96-95 home victory.

After Florentino Valencia had made two free throws to force overtime, the match was undecided until an Anthony Martin (186-G-80) bucket with 50 seconds remaining in the extra period gave Raiders the lead for good.

Guildford Heat moved themselves into the leading pack after a hard-fought 78-71 win over Worthing Thunder.

Thunder recovered from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit to trail by just one (64-63) in the last three minutes but Heat's Julius Joseph and Kenny Langhorne both drained threes to move their team away once again.

Worcester Wolves held off a late charge to eventually beat Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 113-111 on their home floor.

The Wolves had led by 14 (106-92) with just 3.54 remaining but a furious finish by Riders, which included three Tack Minor three-pointers, saw them close to one before a Chey Christie free throw sealed the win. Minor had the final chance to tie or win but his last gasp shot was blocked.

Glasgow Rocks made the most of a slow starting London Capital side to win 83-65 and move into seventh place in the BBL.

With the match tipping off over half an hour late due to the visitors travel problems the Rocks were red-hot from the start as they scored the first 16 points of the night.

Rob Yanders drilled three three-pointers and there were contributions from Mike Copeland, Jessie Sapp, Steve Parillon, Sterling Davis and Gareth Murray as Rocks led 23-3 after the first quarter and were never troubled.

Airwaves Plymouth Raiders 96 (27,40,67,84)
Newcastle Eagles 95 (28,45,67,84)

(after overtime)

Airwaves Plymouth Raiders shocked league leaders Newcastle Eagles to secure their first win of the season with a thrilling 96-95 home victory.

After Florentino Valencia had made two free throws to force overtime, the match was undecided until an Anthony Martin (pictured) bucket with 50 seconds remaining in the extra period gave Raiders the lead for good.

Earlier Darius Defoe carried the Eagles offence in an even first quarter at the Pavilions. Scoring the first eight points for his team, Defoe helped Newcastle to a 10-18 lead before the home side went on a 17-6 run to go in front. Veteran Charles Smith hit the final basket of the quarter to give Eagles a 27-28 advantage.

Smith continued to trouble the Raiders defence in the second quarter. His six points formed the bulk of a 10- 4 run to give Eagles a 31-38 lead.

Terry Horton and Florentino Valencia combined for nine points to bring Plymouth level at 40-40 before Smith and a Reggie Jackson three put Newcastle 40- 45 up at half time.

Newcastle again let throughout the third quarter with their lead peaking at eight several times. A 14-4 run by Raiders, inspired by Allister Gall and Martin, briefly gave them the lead at 65-63 before the teams headed into the final stanza locked at 67-67.

Neither side could break free in the fourth quarter with Eagles holding the biggest lead at four (75-79). Charles Smith almost won it in regulation with a three to make it 82-84 but he fouled Valencia with 10 seconds remaining and the Raiders player calmly slotted both free throws to send the match into overtime.

BBL Championship
Guildford Heat 78 (21,33,57) (Langhorne 24, Joseph 17, Drakeford 14)
Worthing Thunder 71 (9,32,43) (Cricelli 22, Makalainen 18, Zafirov 16)


Guildford Heat moved themselves into the leading pack after a hard-fought 78-71 win over Worthing Thunder.

Thunder recovered from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit to trail by just one (64-63) in the last three minutes but Heat's Julius Joseph and Kenny Langhorne both drained threes to move their team away once again.

Guildford began the match in excellent fashion with threes from LA Drakeford and Langhorne helping them to a 17-2 start. Thunder responded with an 8-4 run to end the first quarter trailing 21-9.

Heat's lead quickly disappeared during a terrific opening to the second quarter by Worthing. Ville Makalainen hit six points in an 11-0 burst, which trimmed the gap to 21-20. The score was level at 25- 25 before threes from Drakeford and Joseph once again put Heat on top.

However, a 7-2 run by Thunder to close the half had Guildford leading by just one (33-32) at the interval.

The third quarter was all about Guildford's dominance. Player-coach Chad McKnight kick-started a 14-2 run to take the score to 47-34.

Samuel Cricelli notched Thunder's next nine points but he couldn't prevent his side entering the final stanza trailing 57-43 after Heat went on a 7-0 tear in the last 90 seconds of the period.

Chad McKnight (pictured) said he was happy with the way his team responded to defeat on Saturday night: 'Both teams lost badly last night and we looking to bounce back.

'The Thunder played a really tough game but we got there in the end. It was an ugly game but a win is a win. I was very pleased with our late game execution; we kept our composure, hit our free throws and didn't give up any threes.'

BBL Championship
Worcester Wolves 113 (30,49,78) (Disy 30, Zabas 27, Harker 14)
Jelson Home DMU Leicester Riders 111 (34,51,71) Minor 31, Wierzbicki 24, Durant 16)


Worcester Wolves held off a late charge to eventually beat Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 113-111 on their home floor.

The Wolves had led by 14 (106-92) with just 3.54 remaining but a furious finish by Riders, which included three Tack Minor three-pointers, saw them close to one before a Chey Christie free throw sealed the win. Minor had the final chance to tie or win but his last gasp shot was blocked.

A high scoring first quarter saw 64 points that Riders eventually edged 30-34. LaTaryl Williams was the chief tormentor for the visitors with 12 points as Leicester never trailed during the entire period.

Defence came to the fore in the second quarter with Worcester taking the first lead on a Chey Christie basket at 35-34. Riders responded with a 9-0 burst and despite Wolves tying it at 47-47 it was Leicester who led 49-51 at half time.

The match was evenly poised at 69-68 late in the third quarter until a 9-3 end to the period by Wolves handed them a healthy seven-point cushion (78-71) with ten minutes remaining.

It seemed as though Wolves were destined for a comfortable win behind good play from Harry Disy (pictured) and Evaldas Zabas, but Minor, with help from Bradd Wierzbicki gave Riders hope.

It wasn't to be though as first Terrell Saunders and then Christie kept their nerve from the line.

BBL Championship
Glasgow Rocks 83 (21,41,62) (Yanders 30, Copeland 13, Murray 13)
PAWS London Capital 65 (3,21,40) (Jivens 19, Gariba 18, Knysas 8)


Glasgow Rocks made the most of a slow starting London Capital side to win 83-65 and move into seventh place in the BBL.

With the match tipping off over half an hour late due to the visitors travel problems the Rocks were red-hot from the start as they scored the first 16 points of the night.

Rob Yanders (pictured) drilled three three-pointers and there were contributions from Mike Copeland, Jessie Sapp, Steve Parillon, Sterling Davis and Gareth Murray as Rocks led 23-3 after the first quarter.

It was a lead that Rocks would maintain for most of the match. By half time London had recovered their offensive skills to trail 41-21 and they prevented the match from being a total blow out by going basket-for- basket during the third period (62-40).

Capital continued to battle and trimmed the lead to 14 (69-55) on player-coach Milek Jivens' three with 4.37 remaining, but they could never get within single digits and were left to rue their poor opening ten minutes.



Standings - EBL2
EBL2 Standings
 1. Brixton T. 2-0 
 2. Durham W. 2-0 
 3. Glyndwr N. 2-1 
 4. Northumbria 1-1 
 5. Plymouth MC 1-1 
 6. Birmingh.A's 1-1 
 7. Edmonton S. 1-1 
 8. Birmingh.U. 0-1 
 9. Westminster W. 0-1 
 10. Mansfield G. 0-1 
 11. Medway Park C. 0-2 


Standings - EBL Conf.
EBL Standings
 1. London Mets 2-0 
 2. Leeds C. 1-0 
 3. Derby T. 1-0 
 4. Manchester M. 1-0 
 5. Bristol A. 1-0 
 6. Reading R. 0-0 
 7. Tees Valley 0-0 
 8. Taunton T. 0-1 
 9. Coventry C. 0-1 
 10. Sheffield A. 0-1 
 11. Leicester W. 0-1 
 12. Leopards 0-2 


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Standings
HBA Standings
 1. Sigauke 4-0 
 2. Cavaliers 4-0 
 3. Leopards 3-1 
 4. Feathers 2-1 
 5. Mavericks 2-2 
 6. Drifters 2-2 
 7. Lakers 2-2 
 8. NABA Pross 2-2 
 9. U.Z. Stars 1-2 
 10. Nets 1-2 
 11. Mavericks B 1-3 
 12. Spartans 0-1 
 13. Lions 0-3 
 14. Sharks 0-3 




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Women News

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  ARGENTINA - Women  


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


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Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendigo S.
  (166-G-75)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Harrower, Bendi.23.9 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.23.8 
 3. Marino, Adelaide20.6 
 4. Lewis, Townsville F.19.7 
 5. Tolo, Canberra C.17.5 
 6. Bibby, Canberra C.17.3 
 7. Kerr, Townsville F.16.7 
 8. Flanagan, Townsvil.16.3 
 9. Cambage, Bulle.16.1 
 10. Penaluna, Bulleen.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aneka KERR
  Townsville F.
  (183-F-81)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Kerr, Townsville F.10.3 
 2. Tolo, Canberra C.9.7 
 3. Smith, Townsville F.9.5 
 4. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.9.0 
 5. Francis, Adelaide9.0 
 6. Abbott, Logan T.7.7 
 7. Cambage, Bulle.7.4 
 8. Woosnam, Adelaide7.4 
 9. Porter, Sydney UF7.2 
 10. Penaluna, Bulleen.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rachael FLANAGAN
  Townsville F.
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Flanagan, Townsvil.5.7 
 2. O''Hea, Bulleen B.5.6 
 3. Milner, Bulleen B.5.5 
 4. Veal, Logan T.4.7 
 5. Harrower, Bendi.4.7 
 6. Hurst, Canberra C.4.5 
 7. Butler, Sydney UF4.5 
 8. Woosnam, Adelaide4.0 
 9. Duke, Adelaide3.8 
 10. Marino, Adelai.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kate MALPASS
  Perth L.
  (176-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Malpass, Perth L.2.5 
 2. Veal, Logan T.2.2 
 3. Taylor, AIS2.0 
 4. Foley, Adelaide2.0 
 5. Milner, Bulleen B.2.0 
 6. Lewis, Townsville F.2.0 
 7. Hurst, Canberra C.1.8 
 8. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.7 
 9. Finnigan, Bendigo S.1.7 
 10. Batkovic-B., Sydney.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Marianna TOLO
  Canberra C.
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tolo, Canberra C.2.0 
 2. Lewis, Townsville F.2.0 
 3. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.8 
 4. Smith, Townsville F.1.5 
 5. Taylor, AIS1.3 
 6. Dydek, Logan T.1.2 
 7. Starks, Perth L.1.2 
 8. Roberts, AIS1.1 
 9. Kerr, Townsville F.1.0 
 10. Afeaki, Sydney1.0 


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Wels pile up scalps - by Eurobasket News
Wels climbed to the second spot in the standings. They defeated another powerhouse to stay in the title race. After beating the defending champions Flying Foxes Wels took care of BK Duchess in Round 6. BK Duchess ensured a slim 34:33 advantage at halftime. But Wels turned things around in the second half. They surged in front and managed to prevail 67:63 at the end. Theresa Lisch (175-G-88, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Saint Louis) finished with 21 points. Eva Breuer (168-G-83) and Heidi McNeill (191-F-86, college: Washington) scored 13 points each for the winners. Sophia Plank (178-G/F-83) answered with 17 points for BK Duchess. Roch netted 9 points in the losing effort.
Flying Foxes toppled Union Kuenring 87:57 to remain on top of the table. The reigning champions built a 21-point lead after the opening stanza and never looked back en route to the win. Kimberly Dietz (175-G-85, college: Kansas St.) fired 32 points for Flying Foxes. Crista Ricketts (185-F-85, college: La Salle) added 18 points in the victory. Spencer answered with 24 points for Union Kuenring.
Graz earned the initial win in the season as they held off Vienna 87 61:55 at home court. Caroline Linhart (172-G-91) produced 20 points for the winners. Marianna Kuras (182-F-81) added 19 points for Graz. Vienna 87 answered with 17 points from Pia Zderadicka (175-F-91).



Standings - AWBL
AWBL Standings
 1. Fl.Foxes 5-1 
 2. WBC Raiffeisen 4-2 
 3. Jocher's D. 4-2 
 4. Union Kuenring 3-3 
 5. Graz 1-5 
 6. Vienna 87 1-5 


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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Darina MISUROVA
  Trutnov
  (163-G-81)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Misurova, Trutnov18.8 
 2. Sipova, Slovanka.18.4 
 3. Vlkova, Valosun .17.6 
 4. Reisingerova, Strako.17.0 
 5. Zrustova, Valosun .16.9 
 6. Viteckova, Frisco S.16.2 
 7. Bonner, Frisco Sika16.0 
 8. Vetrovcova, Karlov.15.8 
 9. Brantlova, Karlovy .15.5 
 10. Snajdrova-Z., Tru.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Kulichova, Frisco S.10.9 
 2. Reisingerova, Strako.10.9 
 3. Horakova, Hradec K.9.4 
 4. Hartigova, Trutnov9.1 
 5. Vetrovcova, Karlov.9.0 
 6. Zrustova, Valosun .7.6 
 7. Stepanova, VS Praha7.1 
 8. Sipova, Slovanka.7.1 
 9. Tamane, USK Praha6.8 
 10. Kublina, USK Pra.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Hana HORAKOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (182-F/G-79)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Horakova, Frisco S.4.4 
 2. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.4.4 
 3. Viteckova, Frisco S.3.0 
 4. Bednarova, USK P.2.8 
 5. Emmelova, VS Praha2.7 
 6. Misurova, Trutnov2.6 
 7. Maltsi, USK Praha2.5 
 8. Giacintova, Valosu.2.3 
 9. Brantlova, Karlovy .2.2 
 10. Bartonova, USK.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Hana HORAKOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (182-F/G-79)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Horakova, Frisco S.3.8 
 2. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.8 
 3. Wallace, BA Sparta3.3 
 4. Vetrovcova, Karlov.3.1 
 5. Sipova, Slovanka.2.9 
 6. Brantlova, Karlovy .2.7 
 7. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.2.6 
 8. DeHaven, Karlovy .2.4 
 9. Borecka, Karlovy .2.3 
 10. Pospisilova, Slov.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kulichova, Frisco S.2.2 
 2. Kraayveld, USK P.1.7 
 3. Tamane, USK Praha1.4 
 4. Hartigova, Trutnov1.0 
 5. Novakova, Hradec K.1.0 
 6. Vetrovcova, Karlov.1.0 
 7. Horakova, Hradec K.0.9 
 8. Reisingerova, Strako.0.9 
 9. Bonner, Frisco Sika0.7 
 10. Nezdarilova-S., Slov.0.7 


Standings - ZBL (W)
ZBL Standings
 1. Gambrinus 9-0 
 2. USK Praha 8-1 
 3. Trutnov 7-2 
 4. Hradec Kralove 5-4 
 5. Slovanka MB 5-4 
 6. Karlovy Vary 4-5 
 7. Strakonice 4-5 
 8. VS Praha 2-7 
 9. Sparta Praha 1-8 
 10. Valosun Brno 0-9 


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  DENMARK - Women  


Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Standings
 1. Aabyhoj 3-1 
 2. Horsholm 3-2 
 3. Amager 3-2 
 4. Horsens 3-3 
 5. Vaerlose 3-3 
 6. Virum 2-2 
 7. SISU 2-2 
 8. Falcon 2-3 
 9. Lemvig 1-4 


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  FRANCE - Women  


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mia FISHER
  Armentieres
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Fisher, Armentie.19.5 
 2. Taylor, Nantes18.7 
 3. Williams, Mondeville17.0 
 4. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.16.8 
 5. Anderson, Villeneuve16.2 
 6. Houston, Tarbes16.2 
 7. Gomis, Arras14.2 
 8. Eldebrink, Tarbes14.2 
 9. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes14.2 
 10. Reghaissia, Land.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.0 
 2. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.8.5 
 3. Neaves, Calais8.2 
 4. Amant, Arras8.2 
 5. Dijon, Lattes M.8.1 
 6. Taylor, Nantes8.0 
 7. Ndongue, Bourges8.0 
 8. Bonnan, Mondeville8.0 
 9. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.7.8 
 10. Yacoubou-D., Tarb.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.3 
 2. Lepron, Tarbes5.7 
 3. Aubert, Mondeville5.7 
 4. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.7 
 5. Gomis, Villeneuve3.7 
 6. Arrondo, Tarbes3.7 
 7. Mitchell, Arras3.7 
 8. Manic, Bourges3.5 
 9. de Colo, Limoges3.5 
 10. Das Neves, Aix-en.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Virginie BREMONT
  Armentieres
  (178-G-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bremont, Armentie.3.5 
 2. Mitchell, Arras3.0 
 3. Gomis, Arras2.7 
 4. Metcalf, Toulouse2.7 
 5. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 6. Kaltsidou, Bourges2.2 
 7. Luptakova, Challes2.1 
 8. Deas, Aix-en-Prov.2.0 
 9. Gandega, Mondeville2.0 
 10. Duval, Armentier.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Leah METCALF
  Toulouse
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Metcalf, Toulouse1.8 
 2. Fisher, Armentie.1.5 
 3. Nnindjem, Toulouse1.2 
 4. Jomby, Limoges0.7 
 5. Ayissi, Armentieres0.7 
 6. Davis, Limoges0.7 
 7. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.0.7 
 8. Maurice, Toulouse0.7 
 9. Skrela, Lattes M.0.6 
 10. Pagnier, Cala.0.6 


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  GERMANY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Leipzig
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig22.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB21.5 
 3. Hayes, Wasserburg19.0 
 4. Davidson, Marburg18.2 
 5. Bar, Saarlouis17.8 
 6. Paunovic, Freiburg17.8 
 7. O''Rourke, Herner17.5 
 8. Bender, Halle17.3 
 9. Zaidi, Wolfenbuettel17.0 
 10. Danckert, Don.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.13.8 
 2. Wilson, Donau-Ries11.2 
 3. Thompson, Rhein MB9.5 
 4. Danckert, Donau.9.5 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg9.3 
 6. Bar, Saarlouis8.3 
 7. Triggs, Marburg8.2 
 8. Damm, Halle8.0 
 9. Greunke, Rhein MB7.5 
 10. Smith, Saarlou.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Rego, Halle5.3 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis5.2 
 3. Greunke, Rhein MB3.7 
 4. Davidson, Marburg3.3 
 5. O''Rourke, Herner3.0 
 6. Mersch, Oberhausen2.7 
 7. Paunovic, Freiburg2.7 
 8. Reese, Donau-Ries2.7 
 9. Pop, Wasserburg2.7 
 10. Skuballa, Marbu.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Leipzig
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Guzman, Leipzig4.5 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis4.3 
 3. Tatham, Wasserburg3.8 
 4. Rego, Halle3.7 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg3.3 
 6. Smith, Saarlouis2.8 
 7. Pop, Wasserburg2.7 
 8. Jaecker, Opladen2.5 
 9. Bejtic, Halle2.5 
 10. Brugman, Saarlou.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kirsten THOMPSON
  Rhein MB
  (198-C-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Thompson, Rhein MB1.5 
 2. Triggs, Marburg1.5 
 3. Homolova, Leipzig1.3 
 4. Tracey, Freiburg1.3 
 5. Diaz, Leipzig1.2 
 6. Bar, Saarlouis1.0 
 7. Pierce, Rhein MB1.0 
 8. Danckert, Donau.0.8 
 9. Smith, Saarlouis0.8 
 10. Mohr, Oplad.0.8 


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  GREECE - Women  


Standings - Women
A1 Standings
 1. DAS Ano Liosa 3-0 
 2. Athinaikos 3-0 
 3. Aris Thessal. 3-0 
 4. P.Faliro 2-1 
 5. Esperides 2-1 
 6. Olympiakos V. 1-1 
 7. Panathinaikos 1-1 
 8. Panionios 1-1 
 9. FEA Neas 1-2 
 10. Hania 0-2 
 11. Apollon Kal. 0-3 
 12. Apollon Ptol. 0-3 
 13. Olympiada L. 0-3 


A1 Womens Stats Leaders
A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Kurz, Liosia 28.7
2 Solverson, FEA. 22.3
3 Lenoir, ARIS. 19.6
4 Hamton, Liosia 19.3
5 Petronyte, Athinai.19.3
Rebounds Per Game
1 Petronyte, Athinai.11.3
2 Nkele, Apol. P. 11.0
3 Skibbe, Faliro. 10.0
4 Kerr, Apol. 9.7
5 Solverson, FEA. 9.0
Assists Per Game
1 Dabovic, Athinai 4.7
2 Deli, FEA. 4.7
3 Kalentzou, Athinai. 4.7
4 Lymoura, Athinai. 4.0
5 Lenoir, ARIS. 3.7
6 Fox, Ravenna, 3.7
Steals Per Game
1 Mouli, Siemens 3.0
2 Smith, Apollon 2.8
3 Koch, Liosia 2.6
Blocks Per Game
1 Miller, Faliro 1.4
2 Davis, Ravenna 1.2
3 Skiadop., Siemens 1.1
2FGP
1 Davis, Athinai. 67%
2 Miller, Faliro 64%
3 Solverson, Apol. 59%
3FGP
1 Thorn, Panath. 52%
2 Tomakaki, Apol. 45%
3 Wilson, Panionios 44%
Free Throws
1 Smith, Apol. 81.0%
2 Solverson, Apol. 79.0%
3 Dimitrak., Meg. 77.0%


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  HOLLAND - Women  


ProBuild Lions and HLB Accountants stay perfect - by Eurobasket News
ProBuild Lions remained unbeaten as they posted the fifth straight win in the Eredivisie action. The Lions overcame Amazone 68:62 away from home. Amazone entered the game confidently as they posted an 18:17 lead at the first break. But the Lions gradually recovered and ensured a 37:24 lead at halftime. Amazone did not allow the visitors to aggravate the damage in the third stanza. Moreover Amber Jackson (188-C-86, college: N.Texas) and Marloes Renskers (170-G-81, college: Armstr.Atlantic) dragged the home team within five heading into the fourth quarter. Things turned in favor of the hosts in the final stanza as they spurred in front taking a 58:52 lead. However Kati Harty (168-G-87, college: Wisc.-Green Bay), Molly McDowell and Jasmijn Overbeeke (188-C/F-84) allowed ProBuild Lions to escape with a narrow win at the end. Kati Harty finished with 26 points to pace the Lions. Jasmijn Overbeeke added 15 points and 8 boards in the win. Amber Jackson delivered 17 points and 15 boards for Amazone. Maaike van de Bovenkamp (177-F-85) had 14 points in the losing effort.
The defending champions HLB Accountants prevailed against Binnenland 76:67. It was the fifth win for HLB Accountants in the season. The hosts rallied to a 46:28 lead at halftime. Binnenland managed to spark the intrigue in the second half but HLB Accountants stayed calm and got away with the fifth straight win in the season. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) scored 21 points, grabbed 7 boards and dished out 4 assists. Marloes Roetgerink (187-C-77) added 18 points and 11 boards in the win. Jantine Kraak (193-C-89, college: W.Illinois) answered with 23 points for Binnenland as they slipped at 1-3 record.



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  IRELAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Superleague Standings
 1. Killester 2-0 
 2. Montenotte 2-0 
 3. UL Aughinish 2-0 
 4. Meteors 1-1 
 5. Mercy 1-1 
 6. Wildcats 0-2 
 7. Tolka Rovers 0-2 
 8. Sligo 0-2 


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  ITALY - Women  


Standings A1 (W)
A1 Standings
 1. Taranto 4-0 
 2. Priolo 4-1 
 3. Familia Schio 3-1 
 4. Basket Parma 3-1 
 5. Faenza 3-1 
 6. Umana Reyer 3-1 
 7. Bracco Geas 2-2 
 8. Umbertide 1-3 
 9. Comense 1-3 
 10. Livorno 1-4 
 11. Vomero NA 0-4 
 12. GMA Napoli 0-4 


Standings A2 Women - by Eurobasket
A2 Standings
North
 1. Udine 5-0 
 2. Bologna 4-1 
 3. Cagliari V. 4-1 
 4. San Martino 3-2 
 5. Val di Taro 3-2 
 6. Crema 2-3 
 7. Biassono 2-3 
 8. Cagliari CUS 2-3 
 9. Cervia 2-3 
 10. Reggio Emilia 2-3 
 11. Marghera 2-3 
 12. Bolzano 2-3 
 13. Alghero 1-4 
 14. Milano Sanga 1-4 
South
 1. La Spezia 5-0 
 2. Alcamo 4-1 
 3. P.S.Giorgio 4-1 
 4. Orvieto 4-1 
 5. Lucca 3-2 
 6. Napoli GCC 2-3 
 7. Ancona 2-3 
 8. Pomezia 2-3 
 9. Rende 2-3 
 10. Chieti 2-3 
 11. Viterbo 2-3 
 12. Ragusa 1-4 
 13. Siena 1-4 
 14. Firenze 1-4 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Tamecka DIXON
  GMA Napoli
  (176-G-75)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Dixon, GMA Napoli28.3 
 2. Machanguana, Bracco G.19.5 
 3. Basko, Umana Reyer18.8 
 4. Robert, Faenza18.8 
 5. Macchi, Familia Schio16.8 
 6. Newton, Umbertide16.8 
 7. Brunson, Taranto16.3 
 8. Antibe, Familia Schio16.0 
 9. Pascalau, Priolo14.8 
 10. Ballardini, Umana.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Geraldine ROBERT
  Faenza
  (184-F-80)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robert, Faenza10.3 
 2. Screen, Basket P.10.0 
 3. Ajanovic, Basket P.10.0 
 4. Smith, Comense9.3 
 5. Willis, Livorno8.8 
 6. Jokic, Umana Reyer8.3 
 7. Brunson, Taranto7.8 
 8. Mosby, Bracco Geas7.5 
 9. Machanguana, Bracco G.7.5 
 10. Godin, Taran.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kathy WAMBE
  Taranto
  (173-G-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Wambe, Taranto3.5 
 2. Ballardini, Umana R.3.5 
 3. Machanguana, Bracco G.3.0 
 4. Eric, Vomero NA3.0 
 5. Dixon, GMA Napoli2.7 
 6. Pinto, Faenza2.5 
 7. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.2.3 
 8. Macchi, Familia Schio2.3 
 9. Modica, Faenza2.3 
 10. Goryanova, GMA.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Melissa FAZIO
  Comense
  (182-F-79)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Fazio, Comense5.8 
 2. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.5.5 
 3. Pinto, Faenza5.3 
 4. Carpreaux, Livorno4.8 
 5. Robert, Faenza4.8 
 6. Dixon, GMA Napoli4.7 
 7. Basko, Umana Reyer4.5 
 8. Eric, Vomero NA4.3 
 9. Brunson, Taranto4.3 
 10. Ngoyisa, Famili.4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksandra PRYSTUPA
  Faenza
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Prystupa, Faenza1.8 
 2. Walker, GMA Napoli1.5 
 3. Ajanovic, Basket P.1.0 
 4. Mosby, Bracco Geas1.0 
 5. Smith, Comense1.0 
 6. Robert, Faenza1.0 
 7. Godin, Taranto1.0 
 8. Macchi, Familia Schio0.8 
 9. Harper, Umana R.0.8 
 10. Ballardini, Umana.0.8 


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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Musel Pikes remain on top - by Eurobasket News
Musel Pikes remain on top and in Round 6 proved the ambitions for the final top places. Musel Pikes overcame AB Contern 83:66 to remain undefeated. Christine Fisher (183-F-83) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Mazjoukhina Irina nailed 23. Cigrang Carine ended up with 16, while Cathy Schmit (169-G-90) posted 7. Stowe Amanda finished the night with 16 points in the losing effort.
Amicale beat Residence 72:66 as Monica Gibbs (178-G, college: UTSA) led the way with 20 points. Meintz Tessy posted 16 and Van Dyck Mary nailed 14. Guffey Amber ended up with 23 points in the losing effort.
T71 outscored Grengewald 72:63. Wilson Jordan paced all the winners with 22 points, while Alexandra Kugener (179-F-83) nailed 15. Martin Jill had a great night for the hosts with 31 points.
Etzella rolled over Racing 68:57. Ranela Skegro (187-F/C-71) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, whilst Jo Schreiner (165-G-91) and Schreiner Lynn added 12 each. Jones Chandrea produced 25 points for the hosts.


Standings - Women
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Musel Pikes 7-0 
 2. Etzella 4-2 
 3. AB Contern 4-2 
 4. T71 Dudelange 4-3 
 5. Residence 3-3 
 6. Basket Esch 3-3 
 7. Amicale 2-4 
 8. Racing 2-4 
 9. Grengewald 1-5 
 10. Black Star 1-5 


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  MALTA - Women  


Hibs start title defence with a win - by Eurobasket News
Hibs Medsea started their women's league title defence in style with a comfortable victory over newcomers St Andrew's as the first matches from the women's league were played last weekend.

Luxol and McDonalds Depiro, the other major contenders for Hibs' crown, also chalked up victories on their first league outings over Athleta and Starlites Sports Experience respectively.

Against the Saints, Hibs made sure in the opening quarter which they won 20-4.

The champions barely gave their modest opponents the chance to manoeuvre so much so that until half-time St Andrew's failed to pot another point as the score stood 43-4 for Hibs.

With victory all but secured, Hibs lifted their foot off the pedal after lemon time, allowing St Andrew's to see more of the ball even though they were unable to avoid an embarrassing defeat - 77-21.

After their fine showings in the MBA Shield, Luxol stayed on the right track with a 59-33 victory over neighbours Athleta.

Again, Steffi Demartino was Luxol's best scorer on the day as they started to pull away to lead 33-14 at half-time after a balanced start.

With Athleta unable to apply any sort of pressure on Luxol, the latter had little difficulty in administering their advantage to wrap up victory.

Depiro were too good for Starlites as they forged ahead in the opening minutes to dictate matters all the way.

Already 33-19 ahead at the half-way stage, Depiro, led by Sarah Pace, went on to obtain a 54-33 victory.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com


Loyola and Hibs complete semi-final line-up - by Eurobasket News
Loyola Allcare Insurance and Hibs Medsea joined Depiro and Luxol in the semi-finals of the MBA Shield after victories over Starlites and Athleta respectively.

In the semi-finals, scheduled for January 28, Depiro will face Hibs and Luxol will meet Loyola.

The third quarter proved fatal for Starlites in their clash with Loyola. The game was balanced with no side capable of pulling clear.

Loyola led Starlites by a basket at lemon time, 23-21. It was after the fifth minute of the third quarter that Loyola made the most of Starlites' decline as they went on a 16-1 break on their way to a 49-37 victory.

Hibs came from behind to dominate the second and third quarters against Athleta. It was Athleta who had the early edge, finishing the first session 14-10 in front.

Hibs were a transformed side as the second quarter got underway.

They gained the upperhand to change ends 35-16 ahead. Until the final whistle, Hibs were never troubled by Athleta as they ran out 68-38 winners.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com


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  MOLDOVA - Women  


Five teams enter 2009/2010 season - by Eurobasket News
Five teams started 2009/2010- season in Moldova this season. UTM and ASEM won all their games to jump on top of the League. UTM overcame Orhey 61:37 and beat Tiraspol 75:51. In both games the winners looked better than the opponents and truthfully clinched the victories. ASEM won the opener against Sperantsa 98:62 for the first victory. It was an easy and productive start for the winners. In another game Tiraspol outscored Orhey 63:54.

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  PUERTO RICO - Women  


Carolina is back in the finals after a five year absent - by Raul Colon
Carolina ended Mayagez's dream of reaching the finals for the second year in a row with a 72-69 road win. The close victory sends the Giants to their first finals since 2004. They will now have to wait for the winner of the San Juan-Morovis series. The top-seeded Mountneers led the best of the seven series 3-1. Veteran point guard, Felecity Willis led all scorers with 30 points. Holly Mahan added 15 with 8 rebounds. Barbara Concepcion chipped in with 11. Whitney Murrer was the top rebounder for Carolina with 12. Aixanell Santos was the top point getter for the Indians with 21. Mari Placido had 15 and Karen Colon added 13.

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  RUSSIA - Women  


A Superleague Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Spartak M. - Dynamo M. 65-71
Dynamo Moscow posted the first win in the season as they rolled past Spartak Moscow. Marina Kuzina (195-C-85) knocked down 27 points and grabbed 8 boards to lead the charge. Tatiana Popova had 15 points in the victory. Elena Vorozhtsova answered with 16 points for Spartak Moscow in defeat.

Dynamo K. - UMMC 65-92
UMMC eased past Dynamo in Kursk. Svetlana Abrosimova (185-F-80, college: Connecticut), Agnieszka Bibrzycka, Maria Stepanova, Ann Wauters and Asjha Jones scored 13 points each in an incredible display of team effort from the visitors. Michelle Snow answered with 15 points and 9 boards for Dynamo Kursk.

Dynamo N. - Chevakata 79-72
Dynamo Novosibirsk prevailed against Chevakata at home court. Marina Khazova (186-F-81, agency: LBM Management) scored 16 points and pulled down 6 boards to lead Dynamo. Kristina Alikina added 14 points as the winners climbed at 2-1 record. Nadezhda Grishaeva scored 19 points for Chevakata in defeat.

Spartak SP - Nadezhda O. 83-84
Nadezhda Orenburg tamed Spartak in Saint Petersburg. Oksana Zakalyuzhnaya (197-C-77) scored 24 points and collected 11 boards to lead the visitors. Olga Ovcharenko added 22 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for Nadezhda. Olga Firsova responded with 25 points for Spartak. Merike Anderson delivered 21 points in the loss.



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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ekaterina SNYTSINA
  Nadezhda O.
  (188-F-85)
  Avg: 31
 1. Snytsina, Nadezhda.31.0 
 2. Gorodetskaya, Nadezh.22.0 
 3. Kuzina, Dynamo M.22.0 
 4. Ovcharenko, Nadezhda.19.5 
 5. Abrosimova, UMMC15.8 
 6. Nolan, UMMC14.3 
 7. McCarville, Spart.14.0 
 8. Lawson-Wade, Spart.13.7 
 9. Firsova, Spartak SP12.5 
 10. Pimenova, Che.12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Irina OSIPOVA
  Spartak V MR
  (196-F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Osipova, Spartak .12.0 
 2. Verameyenka, Nadezh.10.5 
 3. Zakalyuzhnay., Nadezh.8.0 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC8.0 
 5. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.8.0 
 6. Kuzina, Dynamo M.7.7 
 7. Snytsina, Nadezhda.7.0 
 8. Yakovleva, Cheva.7.0 
 9. Tolikova, Spart.6.8 
 10. Snow, Dynamo.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ksenia LAPTEVA
  Dynamo K.
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Lapteva, Dynamo K.6.0 
 2. Miller, Spartak .4.7 
 3. Berseneva, Nadezhda.4.5 
 4. Poto, Dynamo N.4.3 
 5. Abrosimova, UMMC4.2 
 6. Osipova, Spartak .4.0 
 7. Lawson-Wade, Spart.4.0 
 8. Nolan, UMMC3.7 
 9. Chrustaljeva, Cheva.3.5 
 10. Popova, Dynamo.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ekaterina SNYTSINA
  Nadezhda O.
  (188-F-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Snytsina, Nadezhda.4.5 
 2. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.3.7 
 3. Nolan, UMMC3.3 
 4. Popova, Dynamo M.3.0 
 5. McCarville, Spart.3.0 
 6. Dumerc, UMMC3.0 
 7. Beglova, Spart.2.8 
 8. Zhedik, Spartak SP2.5 
 9. Abrosimova, UMMC2.4 
 10. Firsova, Spartak2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VERAMEYENKA
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Verameyenka, Nadezh.5.0 
 2. Fauls, Spartak .1.7 
 3. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.1.3 
 4. Yakovleva, Cheva.1.0 
 5. Stepanova, UMMC1.0 
 6. Osipova, Spartak .1.0 
 7. Snytsina, Nadezhda.1.0 
 8. Robbins, Dynamo K.1.0 
 9. Tatarnikova, Spart.0.8 
 10. Pupko, Spartak.0.8 


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  SPAIN - Women  


Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Eshaya MURPHY
  Mariana
  (--85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Murphy, Mariana23.0 
 2. Borges, Cadi la Seu19.8 
 3. Warburton, Gran C.19.4 
 4. Maslowski, Olesa18.4 
 5. Lyttle, Perfumer.17.2 
 6. Vega, Mariana16.8 
 7. Dubljevic, Rivas E.16.4 
 8. De Souza, Ros C.16.2 
 9. Johnson, EBE I.16.2 
 10. Milton-Jones, Ros.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Perfumerias
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.10.6 
 2. Chones, Girona10.2 
 3. De Souza, Ros C.10.0 
 4. Thorburn, Olesa9.2 
 5. Vega, Mariana9.2 
 6. Sliskovic, Real C.8.6 
 7. Bavendam, Hondar.-.8.2 
 8. Nicholls, Hondar.-.8.2 
 9. Murphy, Mariana7.8 
 10. Zlatanova, Gran.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Elisa AGUILAR
  Ros Casares
  (178-G-76)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Aguilar, Ros C.4.8 
 2. Jordana, Real C.4.8 
 3. Infantes, EBE I.4.4 
 4. Ouvina, Mann Filter4.3 
 5. Palau, Ros Casares4.2 
 6. Ygueravide, Estudian.3.5 
 7. Bermejo, Rivas E.3.2 
 8. Montanana, Ros C.3.0 
 9. Santos Luz, Hondar.3.0 
 10. Valdemoro, Ros.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cristina OUVINA
  Mann Filter
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Ouvina, Mann Filter4.0 
 2. Blanes, Real Canoe3.2 
 3. Ygueravide, Estudian.3.0 
 4. Revuelto, Hondar.-.2.8 
 5. Lyttle, Perfumer.2.8 
 6. Murphy, Mariana2.8 
 7. Milton-Jones, Ros C.2.8 
 8. Garcia, Real Canoe2.4 
 9. Valero, Real C.Vigo2.4 
 10. Palau, Ros Casar.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Linda PAGE
  Mariana
  (190-C-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Page, Mariana1.6 
 2. Lyttle, Perfumer.1.4 
 3. Vesela, Ros Casares1.4 
 4. De Souza, Ros C.1.0 
 5. Sliskovic, Real C.1.0 
 6. Henry, Gran Canaria0.8 
 7. Nero, EBE I.0.8 
 8. Podkovalniko., Perfum.0.8 
 9. Torrens, Perfumer.0.8 
 10. Vega, Maria.0.6 


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  SWITZERLAND - Women  


Standings - LNF
LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 4-0 
 2. Sierre 4-0 
 3. Nyon 3-1 
 4. Riva Basket 3-2 
 5. Helios 1-3 
 6. BBC 0-4 
 7. Pully 0-5 


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  TURKEY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 41.5
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld41.5 
 2. Perkins, Galatasa.22.5 
 3. Sales, Besiktas21.0 
 4. Hodges, Istanbul.21.0 
 5. Bowen, Cankaya18.0 
 6. Pringle, TED K.17.5 
 7. Young, Galatasaray17.0 
 8. Zellous, Besiktas16.0 
 9. Dacic, Besiktas15.5 
 10. Yavuz, Istanb.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Ceyhan Bld
  (191-F-85)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld16.5 
 2. Leuchanka, Galatasa.15.0 
 3. Dacic, Besiktas14.5 
 4. Pringle, TED K.14.0 
 5. Frazee, Cankaya13.5 
 6. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld12.5 
 7. Jones, Botas11.0 
 8. Alyoshkina, Samsun10.5 
 9. Reves, Botas9.5 
 10. Yilmaz, Fenerbah.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Sharnee ZOLL
  Botas
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zoll, Botas6.0 
 2. Vardarli, Fener.6.0 
 3. Siyahdemir, Tarsus B.5.5 
 4. Daricioglu, Samsun5.5 
 5. Yillar, Kocaeli4.5 
 6. Bowen, Cankaya4.5