EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/14/2009

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  ABA   


Last ABA games results - by Gianni Pascucci
The SETX Mavericks are again undefeated. In their last game, they defeated the Mississippi Blues at the Ford Arena in Beaumont, TX, 109-72. The Mavericks stifling defense shut down the Blues offense limiting them to 33% shooting for the game. The Mavs came out quickly in the first quarter controlling the tempo and allowing the dynamic frontline duo of Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) and DeRon Rutledge (6'6''-F-75, college: Tex.A&M-Kingsv.) to set the early pace in the game. SETX led at the half 56-38. In the second half the Mavericks bench pressured the Blues at every opportunity and took total control of the game mid-way through the third quarter. Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) and Keith Simpson (6'7''-G/F-83, agency: 22ft) again came off the Mavericks bench to lead the Mavericks to a comfortable lead. At the end, Currye Todd was the Mavs top scorer with 17 points. Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) ended with 15 points and 7 rebs. Veteran DeRon Rutledge continued his consistent play with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) and Keith Simpson scored 13 ps a piece. Jon Rogers dominated under the boards by pulling down 15 rebounds and blocking 6 shots. Another team from Texas, the West Texas Whirlwind, fell short to the North Texas Fresh, 129-140 yesterday night. It was a great game, with six lead changes and a ton of big shot hit. The Whilwinds ended the 3rd with a 93-92 lead after being down at half 60-51. North Texas had a hot hand in Titus Byrd (5'11''-G-82, college: Lincoln (MO)) with 5 3pointers in the 4th. Byrd had a game high of 33 points and Dave Smith (5'10''-G, college: Cameron) added 23 for the night, he too hitting two decisive three pointers in last quarter. For the Whirlwinds. Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB) set a team record with 14 big threes and scored 54 points (!!) also a team record. John Hollman (6'3''-G-84, college: Langston) added 15 points and 6 steals at the losing side. The Lake Michigan Admirals were not going to let the West Virginia Blazers take the wind out of their sails especially not in front of their faithful 400 fans on a Saturday night at Lake Michigan Catholic. The crowd was in the game all the way to the end and so were the Admirals. The first quarter was a neck to neck battle with the Blazers leading 27-25. But the Admirals answered back with a 41-22 second quarter run making the score 66-49 at the half. The second half seemed to be the same but the West Virginia Blazers came within four points towards the end of the game, but Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) put the game away with two straight three pointers to put the iceing on the cake. Odgra Bobo, Jeremy File (6'1''-G-84, college: W.Michigan), and Dominick Melton (6'6''-F, college: Wisc.-Parkside) all scored 21 points a piece to lead the Admirals balanced attack. Cedric Brown (6'7''-F/C-82, college: Bluefield) lead all scores for the Blazers with 38 points. Final score 132-123 Admirals.

Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Chico Rage 2-1 
 2. Crusaders 0-0 
 3. College Park 0-0 
 4. Oklahoma 0-0 
 5. Modesto E. 0-1 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 4-0 
 2. Clayton 3-1 
 3. Central Valley 1-2 
 4. Sacramento H. 1-4 
 5. California SK 0-1 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 6-1 
 2. Columbus Crush 1-0 
 3. Kansas City S. 1-0 
 4. Lake Michigan 1-1 
 5. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 6. Cleveland R. 0-0 
 7. Youngstown S. 0-0 
 8. Pittsburgh P. 0-0 
 9. G.Rapids F. 0-1 
 10. Akron Rise 0-2 
Northeast Div.
 1. Jersey Expr. 2-0 
 2. NY Thunder 2-0 
 3. NY Red Riders 1-1 
 4. Tri-City Suns 0-1 
 5. Maryland M. 0-2 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Washington R. 0-0 
 2. Seattle M. 0-0 
 3. Spokane Sunz 0-0 
 4. Everett 0-0 
 5. Seattle ZG 0-0 
 6. Vancouver E. 0-0 
SoCal Div.
 1. Las Vegas A. 1-0 
 2. LA Slam 1-0 
 3. San Diego S. 0-0 
 4. California BB 0-0 
 5. Honolulu 0-0 
 6. Riverside R. 0-1 
 7. Compton C. 0-1 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 2-2 
 2. Kentucky B. 1-3 
 3. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 4. St.Louis S. 0-0 
 5. W.Virginia B. 0-1 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 2-1 
 2. Atlanta V. 0-0 
 3. Bahama PS 0-0 
 4. Ga PROWL 0-0 
 5. Columbus Life 0-0 
 6. Carolina K. 0-0 
 7. Charlotte 0-0 
 8. Florida Th. 0-0 
 9. Mississippi B. 0-1 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 5-0 
 2. N.Texas F. 3-1 
 3. W.Texas W. 2-2 
 4. Dallas G. 1-0 
 5. Houston G. 0-1 
 6. Texas Ch. 0-1 
 7. Texas Fuel 0-3 


#1 - SETX Mavericks 123 -- Houston Takers 48 - by Chris Terrell
Beaumont, TX - The #1 ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks (6-0) came out strong in the first quarter of their game with the Houston Takers (0-3) at Ford Arena on Saturday night. Mavericks perimeter players Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) and Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) set the tone with early baskets to move the Mavs out in front of the Takers from Houston, TX. The offensive play of Blackburn and Pace along with the dominating play inside by SETX center Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) helped the Mavericks take a commanding lead at the end of the first period of play 32-14. From there the Mavericks never looked back

In the second period reigning ABA MVP DeRon Rutledge (6'6''-F-75, college: Tex.A&M-Kingsv.) got into the act with two quick baskets and point guard Mike Crain got the Mavericks out and running. Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) and Keith Simpson (6'7''-G/F-83, agency: 22ft) continued their strong play for the Mavericks by coming off the Mavericks bench to continue the onslaught. Power forward Lamar Sanders also continued his strong play on both ends of the court for the Mavs. Rogers and Sanders dominated the paint for the Mavericks and back-up point guard Leonard Brown pressured the Takers guards into errors and turn-overs. At the half the Mavericks were in total command with a 70-25 lead!

The second half was no different and mid-way through the third quarter the Mavericks cleared their bench, but continued their stellar play. There was no let up by Southeast Texas on this night and the SETX Mavs cruised to a record setting 75 point victory over division foe the Houston Takers.

MAVERICKS SCORING:

Mavericks center Jon Rogers recorded the SETX Mavericks first triple double with a 13 point, 15 rebound, and 10 block shot game. Rogers has been dominating inside all season thus far this season for the Mavericks. The leading scorer for the Mavs for the game was forward Keith Simpson, who recorded a 21 point and 5 rebound effort for the Mavericks. Jermaine Blackburn chipped in 14 points and dished out 8 assist. Currye Todd continued his hot shooting off the Mavs bench with 13 points and he also pulled down 9 rebounds. DeRon Rutledge and Josh Pace followed up with 10 points each respectively for the Mavs.

Mavericks Superlatives:

This 75 point victory for the Mavericks was the largest in the team's two year history. The Mavericks also held the Takers to 20% shooting from the field for the game while holding Houston to 48 points for the game (all best for the Mavericks).

The Mavericks stretched it's ABA best regular season winning streak to 30 games over the last two seasons. With the victory on Saturday night the SETX Mavericks became only the second team in the history of professional basketball on any level to win 30 straight regular season games. Only the NBA's 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers hold a longer regular season winning streak at 33 games.

The Mavericks recorded is second straight win in the last three nights after defeating the Mississippi Blues on Thursday night at Ford Arena 109-72.

The Mavs now have won 20 consecutive games at Ford Arena!

Mavericks Next Game:

The Mavericks will leave on Monday traveling to Kansas City, MO where they will take on the Kansas City Stars on Wednesday night. The Stars are off to a good start this season and are undefeated. Kansas City was ranked 6th in last week's ABA Power Rankings. Tip-off for the game between the Mavs and Stars will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday evening.


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Andrija ZIZIC
  Cedevita
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Zizic, Cedevita17.8 
 2. Tomic, KK Zagreb17.0 
 3. Tomas, Cibona15.9 
 4. Videnov, Crvena Z.15.5 
 5. Mason, Siroki E.15.2 
 6. Sehovic, Bosna S.14.5 
 7. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.14.3 
 8. Delic, Helios14.0 
 9. McCalebb, Partizan13.7 
 10. Rudez, Cedevi.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  KK Zagreb
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Tomic, KK Zagreb8.4 
 2. Maric, Partizan8.4 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.7.9 
 4. Ruzic, Zadar7.4 
 5. Marjanovic, Hemof.6.6 
 6. Roberts, Partizan6.4 
 7. Zizic, Cedevita6.3 
 8. Golubovic, U.Olimpija6.1 
 9. Sehovic, Bosna S.5.6 
 10. Raduljica, F.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Mocnik, Helios6.6 
 2. Mason, Siroki E.4.7 
 3. Stipcevic, Zadar4.7 
 4. Anderson, Cedevita4.7 
 5. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.4.5 
 6. Markovic, Hemofarm4.3 
 7. Becirovic, U.Olimpija4.2 
 8. Gordon, Cibona4.1 
 9. Jeretin, Buducnost3.9 
 10. Mulaomerovic, KK.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. McCalebb, Partizan3.2 
 2. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.3 
 3. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.9 
 4. Jagodnik, Hemofarm1.9 
 5. Krstic, KK Zagreb1.9 
 6. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 7. Stemberger, Siroki E.1.7 
 8. Stipcevic, Zadar1.6 
 9. Mocnik, Helios1.6 
 10. Urazmanov, Radnic.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vladimir DRAGICEVIC
  Buducnost
  (206-C/F-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.6 
 2. Vranes, Partizan1.1 
 3. Golubovic, U.Olimpija1.1 
 4. Macvan, Hemofarm1.1 
 5. Zoric, KK Zagreb1.1 
 6. Marjanovic, Hemof.1.0 
 7. Ruzic, Zadar0.7 
 8. Maric, Partizan0.7 
 9. Kikanovic, Crvena Z.0.7 
 10. Roberts, Partiz.0.7 


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  AUSTRIA   


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


UBSC Graz signs Zivko Misiraca - by Stefan Prager
UBSC Raiffeisen Graz presented a new player with 37 year old Serbian Center Zivko Misiraca (201-F/C-72, agency: Beo Basket). They hope to get some size under the boards. Misiraca last played at CS Municipal Bucuresti in Romanias second league. Actually Graz is his third stint in Austria. He played for the Oberwart Gunners in 2002 as well as in 2005 when he won the cup title with the Gunners. He won another titles in Norway in Romania and was the MVP of the Slovenian 1a league in the 2000/2001 campaign. Misiraca has played professional ball for 16 years and has played in ten countries so far.

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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Deteri MAYES
  Gmunden
  (189-G-74)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Mayes, Gmunden20.6 
 2. Dilys, Arkadia20.5 
 3. Roderick, Arkadia19.1 
 4. Nagler, Klostern.19.0 
 5. Kugerl, Kapfenberg18.6 
 6. Francois, Gussing18.5 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten17.7 
 8. Anderson, Vienna17.3 
 9. Penigar, Furstenf.16.8 
 10. Grum, Oberwa.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Furstenfeld
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Penigar, Furstenf.9.4 
 2. Forrestal, UBSC G.8.9 
 3. McCandies, Worth.8.8 
 4. Johnson, Oberwart8.4 
 5. Conley, Wels7.4 
 6. Moric, Klostern.7.2 
 7. Kugerl, Kapfenberg7.0 
 8. Heard, Gussing7.0 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden6.6 
 10. Speiser, St.Polt.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (174-G-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Danek, Arkadia5.0 
 2. Woschank, Kapfe.4.6 
 3. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.3 
 4. Richards, Gussing4.3 
 5. O''Neal, Vienna3.8 
 6. Schreiner, St.Po.3.7 
 7. Creddle, Klostern.3.7 
 8. Zeleznik, UBSC G.3.7 
 9. Boylan, Gmunden3.6 
 10. Lamesic, We.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Arkadia
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Roderick, Arkadia2.5 
 2. Payton, Vienna2.0 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.8 
 4. Boylan, Gmunden1.8 
 5. O''Neal, Vienna1.8 
 6. Richards, Gussing1.7 
 7. Bobb, Klosterneub.1.7 
 8. Conley, Wels1.6 
 9. Jandl, St.Polten1.5 
 10. Paez, Oberwa.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.3 
 2. Anderson, Vienna0.9 
 3. Heard, Gussing0.6 
 4. Linhart, Furstenf.0.5 
 5. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.5 
 6. Conley, Wels0.4 
 7. Moric, Klostern.0.4 
 8. Speiser, St.Polten0.4 
 9. Koch, Gussing0.4 
 10. Mahalbasic, Wor.0.4 


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  BELARUS   


Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 14-0 
 2. OZAA Osipov. 13-3 
 3. Grodno-93 10-4 
 4. Sozh Gomel 9-5 
 5. Lokomotiv 7-7 
 6. BNTU 4-12 
 7. Vitalyur 2-14 
 8. Temp-OSHVSM 1-15 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 12-1 
 2. Bree 9-4 
 3. Pitzemburg 8-5 
 4. Sint-Jan Ant. 8-5 
 5. Waregem 6-5 
 6. Essor Charleroi 6-6 
 7. Excelsior 6-6 
 8. Hasselt 6-7 
 9. De Westhoek 6-8 
 10. Carnieres 5-6 
 11. Kangar.-Boom 5-8 
 12. Zolder 4-8 
 13. Nivelles 4-8 
 14. Jupille 2-10 


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Igokea 10-1 
 2. Hercegovac 7-4 
 3. Sloboda Dita 6-4 
 4. Capljina 6-4 
 5. Borac Nektar 6-5 
 6. Zrinjski MC 6-5 
 7. Celik 5-5 
 8. Slavija 5-7 
 9. Mladost MG 4-6 
 10. Grude 4-8 
 11. Sutjeska 3-6 
 12. SL IAT Leotar 3-8 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Bosna S.
 2. Siroki Eronet


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  CHILE   


Patricio Briones will play in Uruguay - by Daniel Valencia
After winning his third consecutive Dimayor title with Liceo Mixto, the most important chilean player of the past decade, will have a new experience playing abroad. This time, Patricio Briones (213-C-72, college: Dade CC) will play in Uruguay, for Atletico Tabare.

Atletico Tabare is in the last place of the standings with a 7-18 record, and Briones will replace the injured Quentin Smith.

This will be the fifth international experience for Briones, that already played in Argentina, Peru, Venezuela and Mexico.


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  CROATIA   


Standings - Ozujsko A1 League
A1 Standings
 1. Darda 8-1 
 2. Zabok 5-4 
 3. Trogir 5-4 
 4. Borik 5-4 
 5. KK Split 5-4 
 6. Dubrava 5-4 
 7. Svjetlost 5-4 
 8. Dubrovnik 3-6 
 9. Sibenik 2-7 
 10. Kastela 2-7 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Cedevita
 2. KK Zagreb
 3. Cibona
 4. Zadar


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Bizaca, Trogir24.9 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava21.0 
 3. Mrva, Borik19.1 
 4. Batina, KK Split16.6 
 5. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 6. Spahija, Svjetlost15.9 
 7. Cosic, Svjetlost15.8 
 8. Filipovic, Sibenik15.4 
 9. Meznaric, Darda14.6 
 10. Rezic, Kaste.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost9.6 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir8.1 
 4. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.7 
 5. Ridl, Darda7.1 
 6. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 7. Sakic, Dubrava6.6 
 8. Maric, Dubrava6.4 
 9. Krolo, Darda6.3 
 10. Macura, KK Spl.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Sibenik
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split5.2 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok4.7 
 4. Blajic, Trogir4.3 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost4.2 
 6. Camagajevac, Darda4.0 
 7. Vragovic, Dubrava3.1 
 8. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 9. Scepanovic, Dubro.3.0 
 10. Radic, Dubrovn.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split2.9 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok2.3 
 4. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 5. Blajic, Trogir2.1 
 6. Cosic, Svjetlost1.9 
 7. Scepanovic, Dubro.1.9 
 8. Vragovic, Dubrava1.8 
 9. Kaliterna, Kastela1.8 
 10. Batina, KK Spl.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Macura, KK Split1.9 
 2. Bizaca, Trogir1.3 
 3. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 4. Kamaldin, Darda1.0 
 5. Sobin, KK Split0.9 
 6. Poscic, Trogir0.7 
 7. Radic, Kastela0.7 
 8. Blesic, Kastela0.7 
 9. Ridl, Darda0.7 
 10. Krolo, Dar.0.6 


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  CYPRUS   


Ioannou and Keravnos joined forces - by Chris Mammides
In the only official Basketball league of the republiv of Cyprus, Panagiotis Yiannaras will be staying in Strovolos history, one more time, as the Head coach of the team with the smaller number of games in his hands as he was teh head coach of the Strovolos team just two games, the one for Keravnos's European duties and the other one which was the great victory over AEL in Strovolos. From today and onwards, the Cypriot Head Coach will be returning in the position of the assistant coach as the Head Coach will be the most successfull Greek Coach in Cyprus History, Memos Ioannou . The ex Head Coach of Keravnos and Apoel Nicosia knows very well the Cyprus Basketball as he also helped quite a lot the Cyprus Basketball Federation from the position of the Technical Advisor in the Cyprus National Team. Ioannou won titles with both the teams that joined in the previous years (Apoel Nicosia and Keravnos) and he will definetely help the Strovolos club. It is also importand the fact that a number of players knows the Greek coach very well and that it's more than sure that he will bring in the Cyprus team ,other than the winning spirit (Memos has this charisma in both as a human being and as a Head Coach - nobody can forget the greatest victory in Keravnos History against the Bosnian Borac Nektar Banja Luka in the seazon 2000-2001 and the qaulification in the top 8 teams in Saporta Cup - Greatest moment of Strovolos Basketball) Morever, the successfull Head Coach will bring in the team the American player to repalce Carmelo Lee (201-F-77, college: Long Beach St.) who got injured two weeks ago. Keravnos has a negative record of 0-3 in the European courts and a record of 5-2 in the Cyprus league remaining quite far and away from this seazon's target will need to do a great comeback to suceed as planned.

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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


NBL Round: 18 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
BK Pardubice - BC Kolin 73-67
BK Pardubice cruised past BC Kolin 73:67 on December 12th. Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Pospisil Zbynek as well as Milos Pavel had 15 each. Jones Brad ended up with 19 points in the losing effort.

BK Prostejov - USK Praha 74-57
Slezas Andrius netted 16 and Chan Alesm added 11 as BK Prostejov overcame USK Praha 74:57. Myles McKay (191-G-86, college: WiscKing.-Whitew.) top-scored in the game for the guests with 24 points.

CEZ Nymburk - Basketbol Brno 83-45
CEZ Nymburk smashed Basketbol Brno 83:45 for the 18th success in a row. Ron Lewis (193-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Ohio St.) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Ricci Philip delivered 22. Sedmak Peter ended up with 12 points in the losing effort.

Vysehrad - Podebrady 58-73
Vysehrad lost to Podebrady 58:73 at the end of the Regular Season Round 18. Kevin Thomas (193-G-82, agency: ACMT, college: Georgia St.) paced all the winners with 20 points and Palenik Miroslav posted 18. Smula Marek finished the night with 15 points in the losing effort.

BK B&W Opava - NH Ostrava 104-83
BK B&W Opava improved to 8-10 record beating NH Ostrava 104:83. Pavel Novak (197-F-83) stepped up with 20 points, Blazek Jakub nailed 17, while Kratochvil Jan and Soska Ondrej scored 15 each. Mitchell Mike poured in 19 points in the losing effort.

Novy Jicin - BK Decin 79-71
Novy Jicin overcame BK Decin 79:71 in the top game of the Regular Season Round 18 for 15-3 record. Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) led the way with 23 points and Sarovic Robert added 21. Hatcher Wiliam finished the night with 17 points in the losing effort.



Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 18-0 
 2. Novy Jicin 15-3 
 3. BK Prostejov 15-3 
 4. BK Decin 12-6 
 5. BK Pardubice 11-7 
 6. BK B&W Opava 8-10 
 7. BC Kolin 7-11 
 8. Basketbol Brno 7-11 
 9. USK Praha 6-12 
 10. Podebrady 5-13 
 11. NH Ostrava 4-14 
 12. Vysehrad 0-18 


Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. J.Hradec 11-3 
 2. Plzen 10-3 
 3. Proton Zlin 9-2 
 4. Sparta Praha 9-5 
 5. Chomutov 8-4 
 6. Sokol Prazsky 8-5 
 7. Liberec 8-5 
 8. Usti n/Labem 8-6 
 9. Opava B 7-6 
 10. Benesov 5-9 
 11. Sokol H.Kralove 4-9 
 12. Litomerice 2-11 
 13. Trutnov 2-12 
 14. VSB Ostrava 1-12 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. McKay, USK P.23.6 
 2. Hatcher, BK Decin17.2 
 3. Smith, BC Kolin16.9 
 4. Meno, Basketbo.16.8 
 5. Hampton, BK Pardu.15.4 
 6. Stec, BK B&W O.15.3 
 7. Jones, BC Kolin15.2 
 8. Thomas, Podebrady15.1 
 9. Muirhead, Novy Jicin15.0 
 10. Lewis, CEZ Nymbu.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.5 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.9 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.2 
 4. Landry, BK Prost.7.6 
 5. Platt, BC Kolin6.9 
 6. Chan, BK Prostejov6.8 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava6.8 
 8. McKay, USK P.6.5 
 9. Steffel, Novy Jicin6.4 
 10. Machac, BC Kol.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.8 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha4.3 
 3. Carnecky, BK B&W O.4.3 
 4. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.2 
 5. Mitchell, NH Os.4.1 
 6. McKay, USK P.3.9 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin3.7 
 8. Jones, BC Kolin3.6 
 9. Wright, BK Pardu.3.3 
 10. Kremen, CEZ.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.8 
 2. Mitchell, NH Os.2.3 
 3. Wright, BK Pardu.2.2 
 4. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.2 
 5. Kremen, CEZ N.2.1 
 6. Sirina, BK B&W O.2.1 
 7. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.1 
 8. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 9. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.9 
 10. Stec, BK B&W.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.8 
 2. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.6 
 3. Payne, NH Ostrava1.4 
 4. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.4 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.1.4 
 6. Walker, Novy Jicin1.3 
 7. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.2 
 8. Castleberry, Podeb.1.2 
 9. Ricci, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 10. Houska, BK Dec.1.0 


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  DENMARK   


Standings - Basketligaen
Basketligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 15-2 
 2. Bakken 13-3 
 3. Horsholm 11-4 
 4. SISU 10-6 
 5. Naestved 9-6 
 6. Aabyhoj 5-10 
 7. Horsens IC 5-10 
 8. Amager BK 4-13 
 9. Randers 3-12 
 10. Aalborg 3-12 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Torre JOHNSON
  Bakken
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 25
 1. Johnson, Bakken25.0 
 2. Kearse, SISU22.9 
 3. Smith, Svendborg22.5 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj21.5 
 5. Johansen, Naestved20.5 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg19.9 
 7. Dennis, Naestved19.0 
 8. Nielsen, Randers18.8 
 9. Proctor, Bakken18.3 
 10. Miskovic, Rande.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Christoffers., Bak.11.6 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj10.8 
 3. Miskovic, Randers9.9 
 4. Johansen, Naestved9.0 
 5. Iversen, Svendborg8.9 
 6. Vance, Aalborg8.7 
 7. Johnson, Bakken7.9 
 8. Cavanuagh, Aalborg7.9 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU7.2 
 10. Kearse, SI.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Smedley, Randers6.6 
 2. Jakobsen, Bakken5.3 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm5.1 
 4. Bradley, Amager BK4.8 
 5. Darboe, Horsholm4.5 
 6. Rinkevicius, SISU4.5 
 7. Dennis, Naestved4.3 
 8. Smith, Svendborg4.1 
 9. Iversen, Svendborg3.9 
 10. Christensen, Amager.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 2. Proctor, Bakken2.5 
 3. Kearse, SISU2.3 
 4. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 5. Nielsen, Horsholm1.8 
 6. Morris, Aabyhoj1.8 
 7. Houguet, Aalborg1.7 
 8. Iversen, Svendborg1.7 
 9. Dennis, Naestved1.6 
 10. Madsen, Aabyh.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj2.9 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.2.6 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.7 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.4 
 5. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.3 
 6. Willis, Randers1.3 
 7. Miskovic, Randers1.1 
 8. Kalvelis, SISU0.9 
 9. Marinkovic, Horsholm0.9 
 10. Baskauskas, Amager.0.9 


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  EBA   


Standings
EBA Standings
 1. Elmira B. 1-0 
 2. Alexandria A. 1-0 
 3. Hampton RC 0-0 
 4. NJ Lightning 0-0 
 5. Salem M. 0-0 
 6. Virginia W. 0-0 
 7. Washington M. 0-0 
 8. Garden R. 0-0 
 9. New York W. 0-0 
 10. TH T.Blazers 0-0 
 11. M. All-Stars 0-0 
 12. Connecticut S. 0-0 
 13. Beltway B. 0-0 
 14. Harrisburg H. 0-0 
 15. NoVa H. 0-0 
 16. HV Hype 0-1 
 17. Newark P. 0-1 


Bulldogs destroy Hudson Valley in season opener - by Gianni Pascucci
The Elmira Bulldogs served notice to the rest of the league that they are again one of the best team in the Eastern Basketball Alliance. The Hudson Valley Hype showed up to Elmira, NY with former NCAA D-1 stars Louie McCroskey (6'5''-G-85, agency: GOTathletes, college: Marist) and Gerald Carter (6'4''-G-85, college: Marist) but it was no where near enough for the star studded home town Elmira Bulldogs. The Bulldogs jumped out early on the visiting Hype Hype and never looked back. They led 31-19 after the first quarter, and 65-49 at the half. Elmire looked even stronger in the second half of action en-route to a 140-103 blow out win in the teams season/home opener. Haron Hargrave (6'0''-G-84, college: Sacramento St.) led the Elmira Bulldogs in scoring with 25 points, also dishing out a team high 8 assists. Aubin Scott (6'2''-G-83, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Kirk Stewart (6'5''-F, college: NYIT) and Kenny Gethers (6'3''-G/F-85, college: RIT) each scored 16 points while Stewart grabbed 6 rebounds and Gethers hauled in 4 rebs. Eric Bresett (6'8''-C-85) performed for 15 pts and 5 rebs, and two other Bulldogs ended the game in bouble digits. Louie McCroskey led the Hudson Valley Hype in defeat with a game high 37 points.

Avengers down Newark in season opener - by Gianni Pascucci
The Avengers had a succesful first game they too, defeating last night the Newark Patrons, 122-102 behind Tyree Harris (186-G-79, college: Pfeiffer), who scored 24 pts, Ryan Hughes (191-G-83, agency: GOTathletes), who added 19 pts, and Daryl Owens (188-G-76, college: Nova CC), who completed an impressive performance at 10 pts, 9 rebs, 7 assist. Alexandria wore down Newark playing with heavy hearts as the team captain, Justin Moore (175-G-80, agency: GOTathletes, college: St.Augustine) sat out due to the death of his granfather, who was a great leader and influenced many players growing up in alexandria. Just after the game, Daryl Owens accepted to answer to some questions from Usbasket.com.
Q = It seems that the Avengers started with the right pace even this EBA season. What do you think about your team ? A = 1.We have a very strong talented team this season that can play half court or up tempo game. This is the best avengers team I've been a part of.
Q = The EBA league in general seems more strong and the game in it is at the highest level ever. More and more D-1 players, experienced coaches and so
on. You are a league veteran, so you lived in first person this kind of 'upgradind'. What do you think about this EBA moment ? A = EBA is a very strong league this season.I' ve played in it since 99 and this is the most talent I've seen in almost 11 years
Q = Now, some about you: after a quick checking of all the league rosters, you look one of the oldest players of the 2009-10 season. The same you were
able to end the first game of season with 10 pts, 9 rebs, 7 assist. Which is your secret to stay in a so good shape ? A = First and foremost I have to thank God for giving me the strength to compete a high level. I train very hard and also worked on things that will make me a complete player. I use the smallest things as the biggest motivation.


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  EGYPT   


Super League Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Al Ittihad 12-2 
 2. Gezira 11-3 
 3. Zamalek 10-4 
 4. Geish Army 9-5 
 5. Sporting 9-5 
 6. Ahly 8-5 
 7. Somouha 8-6 
 8. Gasco 6-8 
 9. Shorta-Police 5-9 
 10. Al-Intaj 3-10 
 11. Masr Ins. 2-12 
 12. Tanta 0-14 


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  FINLAND   


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Lapua
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Swanston, Lapua24.3 
 2. Haynes, Lapua22.7 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo22.3 
 4. Leggett, Huima20.5 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo20.4 
 6. Ramey, LoKoKo20.3 
 7. Stamper, JKS19.3 
 8. Jallow, JKS18.3 
 9. Riihela, BC Nokia17.8 
 10. Favors, J.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Nash, Lapua14.3 
 2. Towa, Kerava ET13.3 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo12.3 
 4. Pichon, LoKoKo11.6 
 5. Leggett, Huima11.5 
 6. Douglas, Ura Basket10.8 
 7. Sampay, Huima10.5 
 8. Stamper, JKS10.4 
 9. Jallow, JKS10.3 
 10. King, Jyvasky.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zach RAMEY
  LoKoKo
  (191-F/G-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ramey, LoKoKo6.0 
 2. Favors, JKS4.7 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.4 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo3.6 
 5. Riihela, BC Nokia2.8 
 6. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 7. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.6 
 8. Hale, Tarmo2.6 
 9. Little, Wartti2.5 
 10. Bakradze, Lap.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Nash, Lapua3.4 
 2. Pekkola, Namika II3.3 
 3. Rokala, Ura Basket2.8 
 4. Stamper, JKS2.5 
 5. Favors, JKS2.4 
 6. Little, Wartti2.3 
 7. Conerly, Tarmo2.3 
 8. King, Jyvaskyla2.2 
 9. Hanninen, Wartti2.2 
 10. Kankaanpaa, BC.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Timo HASSINEN
  Wartti
  (203-C-82)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Hassinen, Wartti0.8 
 2. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 3. Paivinen, Wartti0.7 
 4. McMillion, Lapua0.7 
 5. Streng, Namika II0.7 
 6. Hale, Tarmo0.6 
 7. Johansson, Namika I.0.6 
 8. Swanston, Lapua0.6 
 9. Juvonen, JKS0.6 
 10. Leggett, Hui.0.6 


1.DIVISION: Tarmo (Porvoo) on the top - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, Round 11: The second highest level (division 1.) regular season is in the half way. Tarmo, Porvoo is on the top with 10-1 record. Tarmo's only loss took place a month ago at Aanekoski vs local Huima. Tarmo is followed tight by Korikobrat, Lapua one game behind (9-2). BC Jyvaskyla is # 3 right now with 8-3 record. Tonight no big upsets. Winners: Lapua and Loimaa at home, Tarmo and Honka on the road. Lapua's Kyle Swanston (201-F, college: JMU) is the leading scorer and same team's Bryant Nash (198-F-81, college: Kansas) the leading rebounder.
LoKoKo - Huima 87-79 (48-36) (John Pichon (196-F-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Mc Neese St.) 26/14, DeAndre Coleman 20/17, Zach Ramey 13/7a - Brandon Sampay 20/14, Brian Leggett 15/11, Eetu Nieminen 11).
Lapua - Ura Basket 85-56 (50-39) (Kyle Swanston 23, Rob Haynes 23, Jussi Turja 12 - Ronald Douglas (201-C-87, college: S.Alabama) 24/13, Niilo Lehtila 15).
Wartti Basket - Honka, Tapiola 69-86 (35-49) (Santeri Rankinen 18, Timo Hassinen 15, La Trice Little 12 - Kilian Cato (201-F-92) 22, Samuli Vanttaja 21, Sauli Silvonen 13).
JKS - Tarmo 78-85 (37-48) (Markus Molenius 23, Tuomas Viertola 13, Ville Viita 12 - Aubrey Conerly (183-G-83, college: Jacksonville) 26, Tyrwone Still 16, Harvey Hale 16).



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  FRANCE   


NM1 Day 15: Reims on the big 8 - by Chris Spiesser
The results:
Reims 89-79 Le Puy
GET Vosges 83-70 Denain
Saint-Chamond 67-59 Blois
Challans 67-59 Angers ESSL
Livin 73-80 Saint-Quentin
Saint-Etienne 77-84 Bayonne Urcuit
Angers BC 52-75 Chlons
Boulogne 90-96 Cognac
Centre Fdral 81-69 Longwy

Day 01:
Chalons 73-77 Saint Etienne

The main facts
Reims grabbed an eighth successive win against Le Puy. Despite missing Ledoux, the reds led the whole game with an efficient french axis: Atamna, Christophe and Bestron totalized 73 efficiency points. This result has an important impact on the standings, Le Puy being unable to secure its place 1. Challans takes advantage with a home win against a permisive EOSL Angers. St-Quentin is another happy top team after its victory against Lievin based on a serious 3rd QT (10-25). Denain and Angers' situation appear more complicated as both teams seem to get exhausted before the Christmas break.
In Epinal, the nordists lost a third road game in a row with an ugly 38% shooting percentage. Angers BC did even worse (32%) and never entered a game, Chalons already secured at halftime (26-39).The situation is getting quite better for the GET and Chalons who suffered a home loss in the postponed game against Saint Etienne. Unfortunately for them, the CASE didn't confirm at home, against Bayonne. Harris and Blair had an impressive confrontation but Thomas Viglianco came as the X factor. Improving are also Saint-Chamond which won a fourth game in a row and Cognac, with a second streak win. Let's finish with the CFBB's second green game sheet. The youngsters secured the result with authority as they never gave real hope to the opponent. Westermann and Pourchot led this performance with nice figures.

Some key players:
Thomas Viglianco - Bayonne: 17pts (5/6 3pts), 12rbs, 4ass
Larry Blair- Bayonne: 31 pts (6/9 3pts), 6rbs, 4ass
Andre Harris - CASE: 25pts (9/15), 10rbs, 6ass
Jonathan Godin - Cognac: 15pts, 7rbs, 6ass
Leo Westermann - CFBB: 21pts (7/10), 4rbs, 3ass
Vicent Pourchot - CFBB: 13pts (6/7), 5rbs, 3ass, 6blk
Moses Mubarak - Chalons: 22pts (6/9 3pts), 4rbs, 4stl



Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Challans 12-4 
 2. Reims 11-4 
 3. Le Puy 11-5 
 4. St Quentin 10-5 
 5. Denain 10-6 
 6. Angers BC 49 9-6 
 7. Chalons 9-7 
 8. Blois 8-7 
 9. St Chamond 8-7 
 10. Denek 8-8 
 11. Lievin 7-8 
 12. Boulogne 7-9 
 13. Get Vosges 7-9 
 14. St Etienne 6-8 
 15. Cognac 6-10 
 16. Angers EOSL 5-11 
 17. CFBB 3-13 
 18. Longwy 2-12 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Siggers, Lille21.6 
 2. Davis, Charleville18.5 
 3. Mohammed, Limoges17.8 
 4. Riley, Nanterre17.3 
 5. McKenzie, St Va.17.0 
 6. Gay, Fos Ouest16.3 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.2 
 8. Young, Quimper15.5 
 9. Badiane, Maurienne15.3 
 10. Bucknor, Clermo.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Nantes
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Giles, Nantes10.0 
 2. McClark, Bourg9.6 
 3. McKenzie, St Va.8.1 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne8.0 
 5. Bing, Clermont7.7 
 6. Melicie, Brest7.7 
 7. Janisius, Charleville7.5 
 8. Mathis, Evreux6.9 
 9. Taccoen, Lille6.8 
 10. Joseph, Pau-La.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Da Silva, Evreux7.4 
 2. Ingram, Clermont7.2 
 3. Mullins, Bourg6.7 
 4. Taylor, Le Portel6.2 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.2 
 6. McIntosh, St Va.6.1 
 7. Kerckhof, Antibes5.8 
 8. Swift, Brest5.6 
 9. Dunn, Maurienne5.6 
 10. Cisse, Fos Oue.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Riley, Nanterre3.5 
 2. Mullins, Bourg3.0 
 3. Siggers, Lille2.7 
 4. Driss, Bordeaux2.7 
 5. Ingram, Clermont2.6 
 6. Periac, Bordeaux2.3 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.2.2 
 8. Traore, Clermont2.0 
 9. Joldersma, Mauri.2.0 
 10. Da Silva, Evre.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Williams, Bordeaux2.2 
 2. Ford, Limoges2.2 
 3. Badiane, Maurienne1.8 
 4. Gay, Fos Ouest1.7 
 5. Gouez, Lille1.6 
 6. Owona, Bordeaux1.6 
 7. McClark, Bourg1.0 
 8. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.0.9 
 9. Joseph, Pau-Lacq.0.9 
 10. Giles, Nant.0.9 


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Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Nebojsa RISTIC
  Ovce Pole
  (194-G/F-77)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Ristic, Ovce Pole19.5 
 2. Karadzovski, Torus19.3 
 3. Cekovski, Rabotnicki18.8 
 4. Stojanovski, V.Osig.18.2 
 5. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje17.7 
 6. Dimcevski, Vardar 16.1 
 7. Life, Feni Indistrija15.5 
 8. Hadzibulic, Rabot.15.0 
 9. Tmusic, AMMAK S.15.0 
 10. Nisavik, MZT.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ninoslav TMUSIC
  AMMAK SP
  (205-C-73)
  Avg: 10
 1. Tmusic, AMMAK S.10.0 
 2. Cekovski, Rabotnicki9.2 
 3. Gjorevski, MZT S.8.5 
 4. Ristic, Ovce Pole7.9 
 5. Held, Pelister7.7 
 6. Opacik, Torus7.2 
 7. Televski, Pelister7.2 
 8. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje6.9 
 9. Krstevski, Vardar 6.9 
 10. Nuri, AMMAK.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Milan MILJKOVIC
  Pelister
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Miljkovic, Pelister7.0 
 2. Samardziev, Feni I.6.1 
 3. Petrovic, Pelister5.4 
 4. Kocov, Vardar 20004.3 
 5. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.1 
 6. Tasevski, Torus3.9 
 7. Karadzovski, Torus3.8 
 8. Sokolov, Rabotnicki3.7 
 9. Bogojev, Feni I.3.6 
 10. Popovic, Feni.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Milan MILJKOVIC
  Pelister
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Miljkovic, Pelister2.8 
 2. Bogojev, Feni I.2.2 
 3. Tasevski, Torus2.1 
 4. Dimitrovski, Rabot.1.9 
 5. Samardziev, Feni I.1.7 
 6. Kocov, Vardar 20001.7 
 7. Karakolev, Torus1.7 
 8. Stojanovski, V.Osig.1.6 
 9. Mladenovic, Ovce Pole1.6 
 10. Grncarov, V.Os.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni SIMIC
  V.Osiguruvanje
  (210-C-76)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje3.1 
 2. Krstevski, Vardar 1.6 
 3. Nisavik, MZT S.1.4 
 4. Kralevski, Plejme.1.4 
 5. Pavlovski, Torus1.4 
 6. Televski, Pelister1.3 
 7. Ilic, Vardar 20000.8 
 8. Trajkovski, Feni I.0.8 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.0.8 
 10. Cekovski, Rabotnic.0.5 


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  GEORGIA   


Superleague: Round 6 - by Akaki Bakradze
Energy - Avia 109:76

Energy is successfully continuing unbeaten run. Tugushi and Toudjani made double-double.21 pts. 10 rbs. and 14 pts. 11 rbs. respectively.

Dinamo - Samedicino 72:53

Despite the loss leader Bokolishvili (ankle injury) in the beginning of the game, students were fiercely resisted but resigned in the fourth quarter.

Merani - Batumi 51:129

Created impressions that Merani wants to enter the Guinness Book of Records. Theirs play is only partly like basketball. Imnadze made 44 points and 14 rebounds.

Sokhumi - MIA 65:85

A great contribution to the victory of MIA traditionally made Davit Berishvili and Nikoladze. They scored 23 and 26 points resp.

TSU - GSAU 81:61

TSU broke unbeaten run of GSAU. Despite the lack of basic playmaker Gaprindashvili, they were leading at the bedining of the match. Primary role played by the head coach TSU Cheishvili, who brilliantly led the game and completely outplayed his opponent.



Giorgi Tsintsadzes agent Levan Mikeladze comments on article Trikalla release Giorgi Tsintsadze - by Akaki Bakradze
I refer to the article which was published on Eurobasket.com (Georgian and Greek sections) on December 13th 2009. The title of the article is Trikalla release Giorgi Tsintsadze which is not correct. I represent Giorgi Tsintsadze with respect to his FIBA Standard Players Agent and Player Contract for the 2009 through 2011 years.
Weve faxed the termination letter to AS Trikalla 2000 office on December 9th 2009 and requested to immediately pay Full Base salary to my client as stated in the Contract by and between Giorgi Tsintsadze and Trikalla. The reason why we did so is that Trikalla didnt respect the Payment Schedule referred in the contract.
Giorgi Tsintsadze already signed an agreement with one of the TOP eastern European teams and he will be announced on Monday by the press office of the team.
Levan Mikeladze (LMG Sports)
Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-G-86)


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


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  GERMANY   


James Hudson in Noerdlingen - by Moritz Korff
James Hudson (188-G-83, college: Alberta) made his debut for the Giants Noerdlingen in 58:75 loss against Bayreuth Saturday. The 26-year-old Canadian is currently replacing his countryman and good friend Casey Archibald (195-G-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: British Columbia) who missed the fifth game in a row due to injury. Hudson scored 11 points in the game. He previously played for two other teams in Germany during his pro career: City Basket Recklinghausen and the Iserlohn Kangaroos.

New player for Bayern Muenchen - by Moritz Korff
FC Bayern Muenchen (2. Bundesliga Pro A) have added a new import player to their roster. Rasheem Barrett (196-G-87, college: Auburn) is a product of Auburn University (NCAA1) and averaged 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds for the Tigers as a senior in this past season. He played his first game for FCB on Sunday and contributed 11 points and 3 steals. However, Muenchen ended up falling short to Kirchheim 78:96. Barrett is the fifth player from the United States on the Bayern squad.

ProB Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Stahnsdorf - L.Baeren 68-57
Stahnsdorf improved to 7-5 in Pro B after the home defensive win over Baeren 68:57. Terry Evans (196-F-86, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) and Hauer Sajmen paced all the winners with 17 points each. Schille Klaus nailed 14 and Capel Jackson had 11 points and 11 boards. Wooten Ronell responded with 16 points in the losing effort.

TSV Troester - Ehingen 92-64
TSV Troester climbed to 8-4 record defeating Ehingen 92:64. Maurice Stuckey (187-G-90) stepped up with 21 points and Johnson Paul delivered 17. Spoden Ruben finished the night with 21 points in the losing case, while Wilson Josh scored 14.

NBC - Weissenhorn 83-81
NBC rolled over Weissenhorn 83:81 as Juan Reile (186-G/F-87) paced his team with 18 points. Louisme Robinson notched 14 and Ides Martin collected 13 points and 9 boards. Schlafke Marco and Soyer Mirko combined 35 points for the guests.

SOBA Dragons - Vechta 95-72
SOBA Dragons remains on top and improved now to 12-0 record beating Vechta 95:72. Deundrae Spraggins (191-G-83, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Rojik Christopher and Wolfarth-Bottermann Jonas netted 15 each. Boadu Marvin responded with 26 points in the losing case.

SU Medien - Wuerzburg B. 79-93
SU Medien lost to Wuerzburg 79:93 on Sunday. Dimitry McDuffie (198-F-89, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) was responsible for 27 points and Schmidt Jorge delivered 15. El Domiaty Jusuf and Roberts Lee finished the night with 18 points each in the losing effort.

Wolfenbuettel - Dt.Bank SKY II 83-81
Wolfenbuettel is 4-8 after the home win over Dt.Bank SKY II 83:81. Frank Theis (200-C-82) shied with 20 points and 10 rebounds, Morinia Lamar had 18 points and Henje Knopke (193-G/F-85) registered a triple-double of 12 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Gardner Willis replied with 21 points in the losing effort.

Rist-Wedel - Speyer 70-80
Rist-Wedel lost to Speyer 70:80 as the latter got 21 points from Julian Krieger (188-G-83). Leber Armin nailed 17 and Simin Igor produced 13. Turnbull Stuart ended up with 19 points in the losing effort.

Herten - Bayer Giants 80-76
Herten improver to 11-1 record as they prevail against Bayer Giants 80:76. Ahmad Smith (194-G-84, college: St.Bonaventure) scored 18 points and dished out 12 assists, while Abercrombie Cory posted 18 points for the winners. Spoeler Tom top-scored in the game with 21 points in defeat.



1.Bundesliga Round: 14 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
TBB Trier - Telekom B. 70-76
Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) collected 23 points and 11 rebounds helping Telekom Baskets Bonn overcome TBB Trier 76:70 as the win was the 4th straight for Bonn. Taylor Bryce notched 16 and DuPree Ronald had 13 points and 12 boards. Evans George finished the night with 18 points in defeat.

LTi 46ers - ratiopharm 73-72
LTi Giessen 46ers grabbed a tight 73:72 home win over ratiopharm Ulm at Sporthalle Ost in Giessen Saturday night. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) nailed 21 points and Maurice Jeffers added 17. Christian Burns led Ulm's balanced attack with 13 points, while Robin Benzing, Sebastian Betz and Coleman Collins added 11 apiece.

EWE Baskets - Walter Tigers 87-61
EWE Baskets Oldenburg had 49:31 at the halftime for the total 87:61 win over Walter Tigers on Sunday. Rickey Paulding (196-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) paced all the winners with 19 points and Carter Josh followed him with 16. Nadjfeji Aleksandar chipped in 19 points in the losing case.

Duesseldorf - Pad.Baskets 90-70
Duesseldorf won over Paderborn Baskets 90:70 on December 9th in the posponed game of the earlier round. Brendan Winters (195-G/F-83, college: Davidson) stepped up with 30 points, while Archibong Koko had 14 points and 16 rebounds. Moore Malik finished the night with 15 points in the losing effort.

Goettingen - Dt.Bank SKY 90-78
Goettingen is 8-3 in the league after the victory over Dt.Bank SKY 90:78. Chris Oliver (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Radford) shined with 23 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Rochestie Taylor followed him with 22 points and 9 assists. Allen Derrick and Doliboa Seth brought their side 13 points each.

EnBW L'burg - Phoenix Hagen 95-66
EnBW Ludwigsburg jumped to 8-5 record defeating Phoenix Hagen 95:66. Michael Haynes (203-G/F-81, college: Fordham) stepped up with 18 points and King Michael delivered 17. Turek John was the only player for the guetss to score in double figures as he had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

NY Phantoms - Brose Baskets 73-80
Brose Baskets upset NY Phantoms 80:73 away from home as both teams are tied at seven victories. Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) poured in 20 points and Brown Elton followed him with 18. Thomas Brandon ended up with 14 points in the losing case.

Pad.Baskets - MBC 75-70
Trailing 15-19 after the opening quarter Paderborn Baskets tied the game at the halftime and then produced 25-14 in the third for the final 75:70 win over MBC. DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84, college: Kent St.) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Moore Malik posted 18. Leutloff Sascha finished the night with 15 points for the guests.

Art.Dragons - Duesseldorf 83-65
Art.Dragons improved to 8-6 record as they rolled over Duesseldorf 83:65. Ronald Ross (188-G-83, college: Texas Tech) stepped up with 19 points, while three other players in the team notched 11 apiece. Cox Jonathan finished the night with 14 points in the losing effort.

Bremerhaven - ALBA 60-79
ALBA did not waste too much time gaining another victory on the BBL as they started with 26-9 in the opening quarter over Bremerhaven for the total 79:60 win. Adam Chubb (207-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania) and Jenkins Julius led the way with 16 points each, while Dojcin Dragan nailed 13. Gibbs Jeff finished the night with 22 points for the home side.



BEKO Bundesliga Game Day 14 Saturday December 12th, 2009 - by Michael Taylor
Bundesliga Game Day 14 tipped off Friday night with a hardfought Bonn road win in Trier live on DSF TV. Saturday, Bamberg earned a big road win in Braunschweig, Gottingen topped Deutsche Bank Skyliners, Giessen edged Ulm, Ludwigsburg hammered Hagen and Artland handeled Dusseldorf.

Friday December 11th, 2009
Telekom Baskets Bonn 76 TBB Trier 70
Chris Ensminger posted a 23pt 11reb double double helping Telekom Baskets Bonn beat TBB Trier 76-70 Friday night at Trier Arena live on DSF. The win was the 4th straight for Bonn. Along with Ensminger's excellent production, Bonn received 16pt from Bryce Taylor, 13pt from Ronald Dupree and 10pt 5reb 6ast from Jared Jordan in the win. Trier started fast opening a 25-17 lead after 1Q but Bonn controlled the 2Q taking a 42-39 lead at half. In the third, Bonn extended their lead to 59-54 before taking the 76-70 road win. George Evans finished with 18pt 6reb for Trier and Chris Copeland (15pt 6reb), Jamal Shuler (15pt 8reb) and Derek Raivio (13pt) were solid in the loss. Trier shot 43% from the floor including 7 of 21 threes (33%) and 13-21 FT (62%). Bonn made 44% of their shots hitting 4 of 11 threes (36%) and 20 for 23 from the foul line (87%). Bonn controlled the backbords 41-30 in the win. Head coach Michael Koch and his Bonn team improved to 9-5 while Trier fell to 7-6.

Saturday December 12th, 2009
brose Baskets Bamberg 80 NewYorker Phantoms Braunschwieg 73
Anton Gavel hit 5 of 7 threes to topscore with 20pt while Elton Brown added 18 leading brose Baskets Bamberg to a strong 80-73 road win over NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig Saturday night at Volkswagonhalle in Braunschweig. Bamberg shot 53% from the floor making 9 of 17 threes (52%) and 21 of 31 FT (67%) in the win. Braunschweig held a slim 12-10 lead after a low-scoring 1Q but Bamberg made a 2Q run building up a 35-29 halftime lead. The Phantoms trimmed the gap to 53-50 heading into the 4th before two threes from Anton Gavel and a third triple from Casey Jacobsen helped Bamberg pick up the hardfought road win. Brandon Thomas led Braunschweig with 14pt while Jason Cain had 12pt 5reb and Yassin Idbihi finished with 11pt 5reb in the loss. The Phantoms hit 47% from the floor but made only 3 of 19 threes (15%) and 18 of 21 FT (85%). Head coach Chris Fleming and his Bamberg team even their record at 7-7 while Braunschweig slips to 7-5.

Gottingen 90 Deutsche Bank Skyliners 78
Chris Oliver posted a 23pt 13reb double double and Taylor Rochestie added 22pt 9ast leading Gottingen Violets to a 90-78 home win over Deutsche Bank Skyliners Saturday night at Lokhalle in Gottingen. The win was the 5th straight for Gottingen. As a team, Gottingen hit 52% from the floor making 7 of 25 threes (28%) and 13-18 FT (72%) and outrebounded the Skyliners 43-33 in the win. Gottingen powered to an early 29-14 lead with a strong 1Q but Frankfurt bounced back cutting the gap to 45-36 at half. The Violets extended their cushion to 67-54 after 3 before taking the 90-78 home win. Derrick Allen led Frankfurt with 13pt 5reb while Seth Doliboa sank 3 of 4 threes to add 13pt of his own in the loss. Quantez Robertson chipped in 12pt 5reb 4ast and Aubrey Reese had 10pt 5ast for Frankfurt. Head coach John Patrick and his Gottingen team improve to 8-3 while Frankfurt falls to 8-6.

LTi Giessen 46ers 73 ratiopharm Ulm 72
David Teague scored 21pt and Maurice Jeffers added 17pt on 4 of 5 three point shooting lifting LTi Giessen 46ers to a tight 73-72 home win over ratiopharm Ulm at Sporthalle Ost in Giessen Saturday night. Giessen opened a 19-14 lead after 1Q and pushed to a 38-31 lead at half. Ulm responded in the 3Q cutting the margin to 58-53 heading into the 4th. Ulm battled back to take a late 68-67 lead on Per Gunther 3 before Kevin Johnson tipped in 2 for Giessen putting the 46ers up 69-68 with under 3min to play. John Bryant scored inside on a strong offensive rebound regaining the lead for Ulm 70-69 with 2min. Maurice Jeffers hit 1 of 2 FT to even the score at 70. Ulm's Christian Burns scored on a strong drive putting Ulm up 72-70 with 1min left. Giessen's Teague evened the game with a late basket, then after an Ulm miss put the 46ers up 1 sinking 1 of 2 ft. Ulm could not convert on their last possession and Rocky Trice was fouled as time expired. Christian Burns led Ulm's balanced attack with 13pt while Robin Benzing, Sebastian Betz (3 for 3 threes) and Coleman Collins added 11pt apiece. Rocky Trice totaled 10pt 7reb 3stls for Ulm. In the game, Ulm hit 50% of their shots including 9 of 17 threes (53%) and 7 of 12 FT (58%) while Giessen sank 42% hitting 6 of 17 threes (35%) and 9 of 14 FT (64%). Giessen outrebounded Ulm 39-30 with their big advantage of 19 offensive boards. Head coach Vladi Bogojevic and his 46ers up their record to 5-9 while ratiopharm Ulm slips to 5-10.

Artland Dragons 83 Dusseldorf Giants 65
Ronald Ross produced 19pt 4reb 5ast and Artland received 11pt apiece from Charles Lee (4pt 5ast), Chad Prewitt and Ali Seggelke (3 for 3 threes) leading Artland Dragons beat Dusseldorf Giants 83-65 Saturday night at a sold out Artland Arena. Artland raced to a 26-16 lead after 1Q and held a 43-33 lead at half. The Dragons maintained their lead through the 3Q and broke the game open with a 4Q run for the 83-65 home win. Artland shot 45% from the floor making 14 of 32 threes (43%) and only 5 of 12 FT (42%) while Dusseldorf hit 41% from the floor including 3 of 19 (15%) and 20 of 22 FT (91%). The Dragons outrebounded the Giants 36-29 in the win. Jonathan Cox (14pt 4reb) and TJ Carter (11pt) reached double digits for Dusseldorf. Head coach Thorsten Leibenath and his Dragons improve to 8-6 while Dusseldorf falls to 4-10.

EnBW Ludwigsburg 95 Phoenix Hagen 66
Michael Haynes sank 5 of 8 threes for 18 points, Michael King scored 17pt and Kyle Visser added 14pt 7reb leading EnBW Ludwigsburg to a 95-66 home win over Phoenix Hagen Saturday night at Ludwigsburg Arena. In the win, Ludwigsburg shot 57% from the floor making 10 of 21 threes (47%) and 19 of 33 FT (57%). Ludwigsburg led 18-16 after 1Q and held a 37-30 advantage at half before breaking the game open with a 3Q run. Outscoring Hagen 29-14 in the 3Q, Ludwigsburg led 66-44 going into the 4th and cruised to the 95-66 home win. John Turek was the lone double figure scorer for Hagen with 18pt 10reb in the loss. Hagen outrebounded Ludwigsburg 35-30 but suffered 22 turnovers to Ludwigsburg's 10. As a team, Hagen hit 36% from the floor making 6 of 19 threes (31%) and 14 of 20 FT (70%) in the loss. Head coach Tolga Ongoran and his Ludwigsburg team are now 8-5 while Hagen falls to 3-10.



ProA Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Karlsruhe - Cuxhaven 80-72
Karlsruhe edged Cuxhaven 80:72 on Sunday. Jeremy Black (203-F-85, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Tampa) and Grimaldi Marco top-scored for the winners with 21 points each, while Roessler Rouven nailed 19. Jeka Lee produced 19 points in the losing case.

Jena - Osnabrueck 87-79
Jena got 87:79 victory over Osnabrueck as six players scored in double figures for the hosts. Adrian Hill (203-F-84, college: Rutgers) and Uhegwu Henry led the way with 14 points apiece and Jackson-Wilson Jermyl posted 13. Baker Torvoris finished the night with 19 points in the losing effort.

Kirchheim - B.Muenchen 96-78
Kirchheim outscored B.Muenchen 96:78 in one of two latest games of the Regular Season Round 12. Radivoj Tomasevic (180-G-78) led the way with 24 points and Heyden Philip was responsible for 19. Wohlers Moritz finished the night with 13 points in the losing effort.

Noerdlingen - Bayreuth 58-75
Bayreuth improved to 11-1 record on top beating Noerdlingen 75:58. Edward Seward (206-C-78, college: Norfolk St.) and Erege Emeka paced all the winners with 15 points each, while Raffington Jermain netted 12. Fumey Benjamin delivered 16 points in the losing effort.

Crailsheim - Heidelberg 102-89 OT
Crailsheim needed an overtime to beat Heidelberg 102:89. In extra time the host however had an easy 19-6 spurt for the final win. John Bynum (191-G-78, college: Metro St.) had a triple-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Komarek Oliver responded with 23 points and Adeberg Sebastian added 22.

Hannover - Langen 95-78
Six players scored in double digits as Hannover beat Langen 95:78. Emmanuel Holloway (188-G-86, college: Illinois St.) paced all of them with 21 points and 11 assists, while Slack Anthony had 17 points and 11 boards. The correct stats for Langen will be updated later

Freiburg - ETB Wohnbau 59-72
Freiburg lost to ETB Wohnbau 59:72 on December 12th. Tyler Kepkay (183-G-87, college: Utah) top-scored for the guests with 22 points and Schroter Sebastian nailed 15. Hunter Andrew and Sharda Anish finished the night with 12 points each in defeat.

Braves - Chemnitz 94-83
Braves cruised past Chemnitz 94:83 at the Regular Season Round 12. Walt Baxley (191-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Mars Hill) recorded 50 points for the winners making 10/15 from the field and added 15/16 from the free throw line. Bufford Stane's responded with 23 points in defeat and Rastatter Dima scored 16.



Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Tyler KEPKAY
  ETB Wohnbau
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Kepkay, ETB W.23.8 
 2. Hodges, Heidelberg22.5 
 3. Holloway, Hannover21.1 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe20.0 
 5. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.19.2 
 6. Jeka, Cuxhaven18.5 
 7. Komarek, Heide.18.4 
 8. Burleson, Heidelberg17.8 
 9. Reibel, Crailsheim17.4 
 10. Dorris, Cuxhav.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Hird, Langen11.1 
 2. Baker, Osnabrueck9.8 
 3. Smallwood, Braves9.7 
 4. Van, ETB Wohnbau9.5 
 5. Rastatter, Chemn.8.7 
 6. Maras, B.Muenchen8.7 
 7. Bynum, Crailsheim8.5 
 8. Brooks, Crailsheim8.4 
 9. Black, Karlsruhe8.2 
 10. Williams, Cuxhav.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.7.1 
 2. Bynum, Crailsheim5.9 
 3. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.1 
 4. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck4.9 
 5. Holloway, Hannover4.8 
 6. Burleson, Heidelberg4.6 
 7. Freymond, Kirch.4.6 
 8. Sharda, Freiburg4.4 
 9. Hodges, Heidelberg3.8 
 10. Roessler, Karlsru.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel HOLLOWAY
  Hannover
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Holloway, Hannover2.8 
 2. Scott, Kirchheim2.5 
 3. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.3 
 4. Jeka, Cuxhaven2.0 
 5. Burleson, Heidelberg2.0 
 6. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck1.9 
 7. Johnson, Chemnitz1.7 
 8. Slack, Hannover1.7 
 9. Hodges, Heidelberg1.7 
 10. Freymond, Kir.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Slack, Hannover2.4 
 2. Schoo, Hannover1.7 
 3. Maras, B.Muenchen1.4 
 4. Smallwood, Braves1.2 
 5. De Michael, Kirchheim1.1 
 6. Tarver, Braves1.0 
 7. Shabazz, Jena1.0 
 8. Roberts, Chemnitz0.9 
 9. Seward, Bayreuth0.9 
 10. Hird, Lang.0.9 


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


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers22.3 
 2. Oliver, Goettingen17.7 
 3. Buford, Bremerha.17.1 
 4. Copeland, TBB Trier17.0 
 5. Allen, Dt.16.4 
 6. Jenkins, Walter T.15.6 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm15.4 
 8. Jeffers, LTi 46ers15.4 
 9. Kale, Phoenix Hagen14.8 
 10. Taylor, Telekom.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris ENSMINGER
  Telekom B.
  (209-C-73)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Ensminger, Telek.8.4 
 2. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.4 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers8.3 
 4. Kale, Phoenix Hagen8.1 
 5. Archibong, Duesseld.6.9 
 6. Allen, Dt.6.9 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.5 
 8. Doliboa, Dt.6.4 
 9. Oliver, Goettingen6.3 
 10. Travis, Walter Tige.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 7
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.7.0 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.6.5 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.6.1 
 4. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.1 
 5. Reese, Dt.4.9 
 6. Gamqrelidze, MBC4.2 
 7. Foster, EWE B.4.1 
 8. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.4.1 
 9. Wright, ALBA3.9 
 10. Rowland, LTi 46e.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Jacobson, Goett.1.8 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.8 
 4. Jenkins, Walter T.1.7 
 5. Jenkins, ALBA1.6 
 6. Foster, EWE B.1.6 
 7. Ross, Art.Dragons1.6 
 8. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.1.5 
 10. Martin, Bremer.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Turek, Phoenix .1.8 
 2. Boumtje, EWE B.1.5 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.5 
 4. Bryant, ratiopharm1.4 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 6. Visser, EnBW L.1.1 
 7. Pleiss, Brose B.1.1 
 8. Boone, Goettingen1.0 
 9. Flomo, Telekom B.0.9 
 10. Barrett, Pad.Ba.0.9 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Jamie ARNOLD
  Peristeri GS
  (203-F-75)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Arnold, Perister.20.4 
 2. Harris, VAP K.18.3 
 3. Abrams, Trikalla18.1 
 4. Kleiza, Olympiakos17.0 
 5. Gregory, PAOK16.9 
 6. Green, Olimpia L.16.3 
 7. Monroe, PAOK15.7 
 8. Green, AEK15.6 
 9. Childress, Olympiakos14.8 
 10. Hammonds, Perist.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travon BRYANT
  Panionios
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Bryant, Panionios10.5 
 2. Massie, Olimpia L.10.0 
 3. Francis, AEK9.2 
 4. Carter, Ilysiakos8.3 
 5. Homan, Marousi BC7.7 
 6. Arnold, Perister.7.4 
 7. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.3 
 8. Rogers, Panionios6.3 
 9. Alexander, Kavala.6.1 
 10. Harissis, VAP.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  Olympiakos
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.9 
 2. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.0 
 3. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.8 
 4. Diamantidis, Panath.3.7 
 5. Spanoulis, Panath.3.7 
 6. Green, AEK3.6 
 7. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.6 
 8. Keys, Marousi BC3.4 
 9. Hammonds, Perister.3.3 
 10. Butler, Olimpia.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Prodromos NIKOLAIDIS
  AEK
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Nikolaidis, AEK2.6 
 2. Hammonds, Perister.2.1 
 3. Bryant, Panionios2.0 
 4. Collins, Kavala/P.2.0 
 5. Diamantidis, Panath.1.8 
 6. Petway, Ilysiakos1.7 
 7. Elder, Panionios1.6 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla1.6 
 9. Kaimakoglou, Marou.1.5 
 10. Green, Olimpia.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Ilysiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.5 
 3. Francis, AEK1.4 
 4. Harissis, VAP K.1.4 
 5. Green, Olimpia L.1.3 
 6. Homan, Marousi BC1.3 
 7. Mavroidis, Marou.1.1 
 8. Arnold, Perister.1.1 
 9. Fotsis, Panathinaikos1.1 
 10. Wade, Kavala.1.0 


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


Second Division: Round 7 - Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
There are three teams which seems to be ready for the promotion, especially after the results of the first 7 weeks this becomes more obvious with the biggest negative surprice to be Apollon Patras which added another home defeat in his record and is now 4 wins away from the top positions. On the contrary, Pierikos, Panalefsiniakos and Lavrio are really very strong teams this seazon. The results of the seventh round were as follows:

Panerythraikos - Doukas 80-66
Quarters: 19-18, 42-31, 58-46, and 80-66.
Top Scorers:
Panerythraikos: Nikos Mantzioris (197-F-82) 18, Hopson 20.
Doukas: Pasalidis 18, Papoulidis 17

Apollon Patras - Pierikos Arhelaos 68-71.
Quarters: 23-24, 36-41, 54-57, 68-71.
Top Scorers:
Apollon Patras: Sakis Veskoukis (195-G-80) 22, Jelic 18, Koronides 12
Pierikos Arhelaos: Rodostoglou 10, Nemanja Cuk (208-C-74) 21, Mitsakis 11

Agia Paraskevi - AEK Argous 60-64
Quarters: 18-8, 34-28, 50-44, 60-64.
Top Scorers:
Agia Paraskevi: Ktistou 12, Christodoulos 15
AEK Argous: Christos Gavanopoulos (198-G-85) 26, Psaltou 10

Lavrio - Apollon Kalamarias 92-83
Quarters:25-22, 48-36, 68-65, 92-83.
Top Scorers:
Lavrio: Sinnis 12, Giannakopoulos 22, Nick Psileas (200-F-80) 24, Lykogiannis 11
Apollon Kalamarias: Pantsios 20, Nanis 23, Gamouras 14

M. Alexandros - Anagennisi Floga 69-63
Quarters: 14-15, 26-29, 49-48, 69-63.
Top Scorers:
M. Alexandros: Mistilaidis 12, Panagiotis Armoutis (197-F-75) 24
Anagennisi: Karipidis 12, Georgoulas 12, Galanidis 10

MENT -Keravnos Aigiou 87-62
Quarters: 14-12, 45-25, 67-35, 87-62.
Top Scorers:
MENT: Antonis Godopoulos (185-G-81) 14, Brozos 14, Makris 14
Keravnos: Kyriakidis 21, Ekine 11

AIAS Evosmou - Komotini 71 - 63
Quarters: 13-18, 29-30, 48-39, 71-63.
Top scorer:
AIAS: Giorgos Filiousis (198-G-77) 20, Triantafillidis 13
Komotini: Lehoudis 15, Tsakonitis 18

Panelefsiniakos - Mantoulidis 75-62
Quarters: 18-17, 41-35, 55-51, 75-62.
Top scorers:
Panelefsiniakos: Prokos 13, Theos 12, Giorgos Tirlas (198-F-80) 15
Mantoulidis: Chrisopoulos 18, Pallis 13



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


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Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.21.9 
 2. Gibson, ZZ Leiden20.3 
 3. Thomas, M.Magix17.3 
 4. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.0 
 5. McGhee, ZZ Leiden16.0 
 6. Monroe, DeFriesl.15.7 
 7. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden15.0 
 8. Gordon, Landstede14.5 
 9. Mason, EclipseJet14.5 
 10. Hendley, Landste.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.9.8 
 2. McGhee, ZZ Leiden9.0 
 3. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.7 
 4. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.8.6 
 5. Hilliman, Rotterdam8.5 
 6. Monroe, DeFriesl.8.1 
 7. Griffin, Giants7.8 
 8. Boxley, ZZ Leiden7.8 
 9. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden7.1 
 10. Gordon, Landste.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.4 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.2 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.9 
 4. Defares, Giants4.3 
 5. Porter, Upstairs.4.2 
 6. Bostain, GasTerra.4.2 
 7. Gibson, ZZ Leiden4.1 
 8. Slagter, Giants4.1 
 9. Kimbrough, Giants4.1 
 10. Blackwood, DeFrie.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Matt BAUSCHER
  GasTerra F.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Bauscher, GasTerra.3.2 
 2. Thomas, M.Magix3.1 
 3. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.7 
 4. de Randamie, Eclip.2.7 
 5. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.7 
 6. Bostain, GasTerra.2.5 
 7. Vorenhout, Upstai.2.5 
 8. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.4 
 9. Palmer, Upstairs.2.2 
 10. Mason, EclipseJ.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hughes, M.Magix2.4 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.4 
 4. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.3 
 5. Townes, GasTerra.1.1 
 6. Porter, Upstairs.1.0 
 7. Collins, Giants0.8 
 8. Williams, Landstede0.8 
 9. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden0.7 
 10. Faris, Gian.0.7 


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Amsterdam 2 10-1 
 2. MSV 8-3 
 3. Binnenland 7-1 
 4. Red Giants 7-4 
 5. Groene 6-5 
 6. Goba 6-6 
 7. Punch 5-6 
 8. BV Rooi 5-6 
 9. Landstede 2 4-6 
 10. Leiden 2 4-7 
 11. High Five 4-8 
 12. Hoofddorp 3-6 
 13. Akrides 2-10 


GasTerra Flames crushed WCAA Giants, winning 102-83 - by Fred Roggen
The term firing on all cylinders applied to the GasTerra Flames on Saturday night as they used hot shooting and outstanding defense to run away with a 102-83 win over visiting WCAA Giants at a rowdy Martiniplaza (3450 spectators). The Flames set the pace against the Giants from the start and maintained it till the final hooter. With the comfortable lead, 22-12 in the first quarter, the Flames were able to play loose basketball and managed to keep the double-digit lead through the remainder of the game.
After taking a 46-37 lead into the locker room, the GasTerra Flames came out with the hot-hand once again in the second half. With the game knotted at three, the Flames offense that Head Coach Marco van den Berg had bragged about on multiple occasions finally made its appearance, and it was a grand one. The Flames were particularly strong on defence, keeping the Giants in check throughout and reducing the Giants to just seven three-point baskets from 17 attempts. The Flames, meanwhile, shot 13-of-21 three-pointers.
Robby Bostain (194-G/F-84, college: Furman) was on a shooting spree, scoring 29 points in his teams triumph and hit almost 67 percent of his three-point shots (6-9). He got full support from Matt Haryasz (210-C-84, college: Stanford) who contributed 25 while Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, agency: 540 Sports) scored 20 and had 7 assists. The Giants, who were slow to match the fast pace, lagged behind all game. Jordan Collins (208-C-82, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) was outstanding for them, scoring 20 points while Jesse Kimbrough (183-G-82, college: Jacksonville) added 15 points and Brandon Griffin (202-F-82, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: SE Missouri St.) contributed 14 points.



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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Watson, ZTE K.23.0 
 3. Brooks, Soproni22.7 
 4. Horvath, Falco21.5 
 5. Huckaby, Salgotar.21.3 
 6. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 7. Rice, Szolnok19.5 
 8. Banks, Albacomp19.4 
 9. Doyne, Marso-Vagep19.0 
 10. Richardson, Sopro.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 2. Barro, Szolnok10.7 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.6 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 5. Diakite, Kormend9.0 
 6. Knight, Soproni8.7 
 7. Scott, Kormend8.5 
 8. Dale, Kecskemeti7.4 
 9. David Vay, PVSK P.7.4 
 10. Wilson, ZTE.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Kalman, Falco7.5 
 2. Kelley, Szolnok7.3 
 3. Simon, Albacomp5.8 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.8 
 5. English, Atomeromu5.7 
 6. Thomas, Kormend4.9 
 7. Fodor, Szolnok4.8 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar4.6 
 9. Dejon, Kaposvari4.5 
 10. Brooks, Sopro.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.5.0 
 2. Kelley, Szolnok3.5 
 3. English, Atomeromu2.9 
 4. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.9 
 5. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 6. Watson, ZTE K.2.6 
 7. Lee, Albacomp2.6 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar2.5 
 9. Frazier, Szolnok2.4 
 10. Barro, Szoln.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep2.2 
 2. Clark, Atomeromu1.4 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.4 
 4. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.3 
 5. David Vay, PVSK P.1.2 
 6. Barro, Szolnok1.1 
 7. Horvath, Falco1.1 
 8. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.1 
 9. Doyne, Marso-Vagep1.0 
 10. Banks, Albaco.1.0 


Round 11 - by Tamas Deri
Friday night the team of MJUS-Fortress Kormend could win against NYKK by 2 points with Roy Booker's layup with 5 seconds before the end of the game. Player of the game was american point guard, Jermaine Thomas, who was close to a double-double with 23 points (5/5 2pts, 3/5 3pts, 4/4 FTs) and 9 assists. Mike Scott helped his team almost also with a double-double of 20 points and 9 rebounds. Roy Booker added 14 points, 7 fouls against, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists in 26 minutes on the court. Gergely Kutasi scored 11, Gergely Toth added 10 points for the home team. Erno Sitku had an amazing performance and scored 25 points without missing a field shoot (5/5 2pts, 4/4 3pts, 3/4 FTs) and collected also 7 rebounds. Jara Doyne responded with 23 points already 20 points in the first half -, 6 fouls against, 4 assists and 2 rebounds.

MJUS-Fortress Kormend - Marso-Vagep NYKK 88-86
(28-27, 21-18, 17-24, 22-17)
Kormend, Att.: 2.000
Kormend: Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, agency: TOGA Hoops, college: La Salle) 23/9, Ferencz -, Fodor 2, Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) 20/3, Aliakseyeu 8, Trummer -, Roy Booker (191-G/F-84, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: SE Missouri St.) 14/3, Toth G. 10, Gergely Kutasi 11/6, Kocsis, Coach: Sabali Balazs
NYKK: Szarvas 9/9, Jara Doyne (193-G/F-84, college: Mississippi) 23/3, Erno Sitku (208-C-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 25/12, Wiley 11/3, Kenneth Henderson (201-F-82, college: Texas Arlington, agency: TOGA Hoops) 13, Gennie 5, Siska -, Coach: Ferenczi Tamas

Falco-Szova KC delivered the big surprise of the round with beating ASE easily in their own arene. The guests played an amazing first half and were up by 24 points after 20 minutes. The home team started a hard run in the last quarter, but it was too late and the guests could keep 10 points advantage. Player of the game was Csaba Borszeki, who came from the bench and scored 5 of his 7 three point shoots and scored 15 points in only 14 minutes on the court. Laszlo Kalman missed only one assist to his triple-double 17 points and 9 assists -, Arnas Kazlauskas helped his team with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Akos Horvath responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 fouls against and 3 assists in defeat, Ivory Clark added 13 points and 4 rebounds.

Atomeromu SE Falco-SZOVA KC Szombathely 74-84
(8-24,19-27,21-19,26-14)
Paks, Att: 1000, Referees: Bodnar P., Gyorffy P. A., Jakab L. (Kral)
ASE: Meszaros 7/3, Akos Horvath 16/3, Kiss Zs. 6/6, Ivory Clark (198-F-85, agency: TOGA Hoops) 13/6, Gulyas 2, Dill 6, English 13, Martin 7, Kortelyesi 2, Kovacs 2, Coach: Dzunic Branislav
Falco: Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 17/6, Morris 4, Donald Wilson (193-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Portland) 18/6, Arnas Kazlauskas 16/12, Horvath Z. 6, Jones 8, Csaba Borszeki (208-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 15/15, Pankar -, Coach: Nikola Lazic



Thomas Kelley had a great comeback and lead his team to an easy victory against newcomer team, Salgotarjani KSE last night. The american point guard was not able to play for several weeks, but could help his team with 11 points yesterday. American guard Winsome Frazier socred 22 points, domestic forward Gyorgy Cseh added 15 points including 3 three pointers for Olaj KK. Jaroslav Gorski responded with 14 points in defeat.

Szolnoki Olaj KK - Salgotarjani KSE 86-57
(25-20, 20-10, 23-13, 18-14)
Szolnok, Att.: 2400, Referees: Hartyani Zs., Szilas Gy., Pozsonyi L. (Farkasinszki)
Szolnok: Thomas Kelley (188-G-77, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Michigan St.) 11/3, Fodor M. 7/3, Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Mississippi St.) 22/3, Georgy Cseh (208-F-87) 15/9, Barro 11, Aleksic 5/3, Grebenar 7, Szabo P. 2, Harazin 4, Sonyak, Mondzinger 2, Coach: Por Peter
Salgotarjan: Sebok 7, Gytis Sirutaviacius (195-F-83) 12/3, Jaroslav Gorski (199-G/F-79) 14/6, Vavra A. 4/3, J. Davis 11, Hartvich 5/3, Gal, Kiss K. 2, Baliko, Szabo Z. 2, Coach: Walke Karoly

Dombovar KC could win against Pecs last night and is still close to the first 8 teams of the league. Player of the game was Tory Walker with 24 points (6/10 2pts, 2/5 3pts, 6/9 FTs), 8 rebounds and 7 fouls against. Jerome Lagrange helped his team with 18 points, 5 fouls against, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. The new foreigner of the team, Ivan Cubela added 19 points and 8 fouls against in only 20 minutes on the court. Srdan Helbich responded with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the guests, Matija Ceskovic had 18 points and 4 assists in 23 minutes.

Dombovar KC - Pecsi VSK-PANNONPOWER 85-78
(18-23, 27-8, 17-21, 23-16)
Blind Jozsef Arena, Dombovar, Referees: dr. Valovics I., Torok R., Gorka Sz. (Villanyi dr.)
Dombovar: Jerome LaGrange (192-G-78, college: Livingstone) 18/3, Balogh -, Szoke 9/9, Tory Walker 24/6, Villipigue, Panta -, dr. Deak 11/9, Csirke 4, Ivan Cubela 19/6, Coach: Foldi Sandor
Pecs: Matija Ceskovic 18/12, Lakatos 15/3, Bojovic 6/6, Eilingsfeld 4/3, Srdan Helbich 19/3, Hosszu G. 2, Rujak 4, Czigler 4, Vay 6, Coach: Ivica Mavrenski

Coach Ivkovic's team had an easy, 21 points win over Kaposvari KK last night. Player of the game was domestic guard, Krisztian Wittmann with 23 points, 5 fouls against, 5 steals and 3 assists in 30 minutes. American guard, Ronnie Ross who just got on Monday to the team after breaking his contract with Pecs helped his team with 17 points , 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Roland Hendlein responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

Kecskemeti KSE - Kaposvari KK 87-66
(28-20, 17-15, 21-17, 21-14)
Kecskemet, Att.: 1000, Referees: Cziffra Cs., Benczur T., Fodor A., (Gencsev dr.)
Kecskemet: Krisztian Wittmann (185-G-85, agency: FCM) 23/12, Marciulionis 3/3, Dale 7/3, Toth N. 6, I. Johnson 12, Bencze Z. 8, Ronnie Ross (187-G-79, college: Utah St., agency: TOGA Hoops) 17/3, Denes 9/3, Csabay -, Csorvasi 2, Coach: Stojan Ivkovic
Kaposvar: Prejean 9, Vojvoda 3, Larry Welton (196-F-85, college: Aurora) 16/3, Roland Hendlein (205-F-86) 20, David G. 10/3, Soos 2, Kovats R. 6, Kiss K. -, Kovacs D. -, Coach: Fekete Adam

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK is still unbeaten, as they could win last night by 3 points in Szekesfehervar. Player of the game was George Banks with 29 points (6/11 2pts, 5/8 3pts, 2/3 FTs), 9 rebounds, 5 fouls against, 3 blocks and 2 assists but it was even not enough last night. Balazs Simon was close to a double-double with 17 points and 8 assists. Calvin Watson was the key player of ZTE KK, he added 24 points, 9 fouls against, 8 rebounds and 2 assists in 36 minutes. Tamas Kaman made 5 of his 7 three pointers and helped his team with 16 points. Louis Hinnant responded with 15 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds. Kyle Wilson and Zoltan Trepak scored also in double figures, added 14 and 11 points.

Albacomp - Zalakeramia ZTE KK 86-89
(28-26, 15-23, 25-17, 18-23)
Szekesfehervar, Alba Regia Arena, Att.: 2.800, Referees: Foldhazi T. Kapitany G. Hegedus T. (Gincsai)
Albacomp: Balazs Simon (188-G-80, agency: Court Side) 17, Hanga 10/3, Radovic 9, Lee 3, George Banks (202-F/C-72, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: UTEP) 29/15, Keller, Antal, Bodi 11/3, Fodor, Toya 7/3, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
ZTE: Louis Hinnant (193-G-84, college: Boston Coll.) 15/3, Calvin Watson (196-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) 24/9, Wilson 14/3, Tamas Kaman (200-F/G-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 16/15, Trepak 11/3, Simon 2, Baki 3/3, Toth 4, Coach: Volgyi Peter



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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 7-2 
 2. DCU Saints 5-3 
 3. Belfast Star 4-4 
 4. UCD Marian 2-5 
 5. Ulster Elks 0-7 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 7-1 
 2. UCC Demons 6-1 
 3. Neptune 4-3 
 4. Moycullen 2-6 
 5. Hoops 1-6 


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  ISRAEL   


Standings - BSL
Premier L. Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 8-0 
 2. Jerusalem 6-2 
 3. Macc.Haifa 6-2 
 4. Galil Gilboa 5-2 
 5. Netanya 5-2 
 6. Hap.Afula 4-4 
 7. Ashkelon 4-4 
 8. Bnei Hasharon 4-4 
 9. Ironi Nahariya 2-6 
 10. Rishon LZ 2-6 
 11. Hapoel Holon 1-7 
 12. Ramat Gan 0-8 


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  ITALY   


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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Neal, Benetton TV20.1 
 2. Aradori, Angelico.18.9 
 3. Grundy, Carife FE18.5 
 4. Brown, Air AV18.2 
 5. Rowland, Vanoli CR16.5 
 6. Mazzarino, NGC C.16.4 
 7. Jaaber, Lottomat.16.3 
 8. Ere, Pepsi Caserta16.0 
 9. Jackson, Carife FE15.7 
 10. Forbes, Vanoli15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Sigma Coat.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.5 
 2. Wallace, Benetton.8.9 
 3. Jones, Pepsi C.8.9 
 4. Williams, Scavolin.8.2 
 5. Troutman, Air AV8.2 
 6. Thomas, Banca T.7.4 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI7.3 
 8. Ivanov, Sigma C.6.9 
 9. Szewczyk, Air AV6.7 
 10. Hall, Armani6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Brown, Air AV4.7 
 2. Finley, Armani MI4.6 
 3. Green, Scavolini PS4.5 
 4. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.3 
 5. Smith, Angelico BI4.3 
 6. Childress, Cimberio.4.0 
 7. McIntyre, Montepas.3.4 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.3 
 9. Kus, Benetton TV3.2 
 10. Bowers, Pepsi.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 David HAWKINS
  Montepaschi
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hawkins, Montepas.3.1 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS3.0 
 3. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.0 
 4. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.0 
 5. Jeffers, NGC Cantu2.9 
 6. Grundy, Carife FE2.5 
 7. Ortner, NGC Cantu2.5 
 8. Vinicius, Sigma Coat.2.4 
 9. Troutman, Air AV2.4 
 10. Moss, La Fortez.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CROSARIOL
  Lottomatica
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.4 
 2. Nnamaka, Carife FE1.3 
 3. Szewczyk, Air AV1.0 
 4. Maggioli, La Fortezza1.0 
 5. Gigli, Lottomatica1.0 
 6. Eze, Montepaschi0.9 
 7. Moss, La Fortezza0.9 
 8. Achara, Angelico BI0.9 
 9. Traylor, Martos N.0.8 
 10. Nicevic, Benett.0.7 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  A.B. Latina
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Goss, Scafati .22.8 
 3. Slay, Carmatic PT20.6 
 4. Whiting, Aget IM20.4 
 5. Crispin, Enel B.20.1 
 6. Bennerman, Rivier.18.9 
 7. Jackson, Fastw.18.8 
 8. Adams, Fileni Jesi18.7 
 9. Thomas, Enel Brindisi18.6 
 10. Kemp, Banco Sa.18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare13.8 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.9.9 
 4. Chiacig, Scafati .9.5 
 5. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.9.2 
 6. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.8 
 7. Brkic, Snaidero UD8.2 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi8.0 
 9. Smith, Trenkwalder8.0 
 10. Missere, A.B.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lelton BROWN
  Snaidero UD
  (186-G-78)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Brown, Snaidero UD4.8 
 2. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.8 
 3. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.8 
 4. Hatten, UCC C.4.1 
 5. Slay, Carmatic PT3.6 
 6. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 7. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.3 
 8. Scarone, Riviera .3.1 
 9. Williams, Miro R.3.0 
 10. Skinn, Carmatic3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Prima Veroli
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Draper, Prima Veroli4.1 
 2. Hatten, UCC C.3.8 
 3. Young, Edimes PV3.3 
 4. Skinn, Carmatic PT3.3 
 5. Boyette, Miro R.3.1 
 6. Goss, Scafati .3.0 
 7. Venuto, UCC C.2.9 
 8. Apodaca, Scafati .2.9 
 9. Ebi, Riviera Solare2.8 
 10. Hines, Prima Vero.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DI GIULIOMARIA
  Umana Reyer
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.3 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.2 
 3. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 4. Hines, Prima Veroli1.7 
 5. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.3 
 6. Hubalek, Banco S.1.2 
 7. Hall, Fastweb CM0.9 
 8. Radulovic, Enel B.0.9 
 9. Wojciechowsk., UCC C.0.8 
 10. Frosini, Trenkwald.0.8 


Legadue, round 12: review - by Antonello Varallo
Best italian players starting 5 of round 12

PG:Marco Rossi (183-G-81) of Prima Veroli: 12 points with 4/7 from field in 20 minutes
SG:Giorgio Boscagin (195-G-83) of Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia: 12 points with 4/6 from field in 20 minutes
SF:Guido Rosselli (196-G-83) of Prima Veroli: 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
F: Roberto Cazzaniga (205-F/C-78) of U.C.C: Casalpusterlengo: 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks
C: David Brkic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) of Snaidero Udine: 27 points (5/6 from 3PT) and 10 rebounds

Best import players starting 5 of round 12

PG:Jason Rowe (178-G-78, college: Loyola, MD) of BdS Sassari: 20 points and 6 assists
SG:Marcus Hatten (186-G-80, college: St.John's) of U.C.C. Casalpusterlengo: 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 steals
SF: Tamar Slay (204-F-80, college: Marshall) of Carmatic Pistoia: 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
F:Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) of Prima Veroli: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block and 5 steals
C: Peter Ezugwu (203-C-76, agency: World Sport Agency, college: E.Michigan) of Aget Imola: 14 points and 21 rebounds

Season high for:
Tommy Adams (191-G-80, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Hampton) of Fileni Jesi (30 points), Cazzaniga of U.C.C. Casalpusterlengo (11), Rossi of Prima Veroli (12), Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) of Umana Venezia (22), Brkic of Snaidero Udine (27)


Lega2 Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Carmatic PT - Enel Brindisi 63-60
Tamar Slay (204-F-80, college: Marshall) netted 17 points and collected 8 rebounds to lead Carmatic Pistoia past Enel Brindisi. Tony Skinn added 14 points as Carmatic Pistoia grabbed the seventh win. Omar Thomas answered with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Miro Radici VI - Riviera Solare 82-80
Jason Williams (197-G/F-83, college: UTEP) led Miroradici to the sixth win as they nipped Riviera Solare. He finished with 17 points in the win. Jermaine Boyette and Gabriele Ganeto added 13 points apiece in the win. German Scarone replied with 21 points for Riviera Solare.

Scafati Basket - A.B. Latina 72-62
Scafati posted just the fourth win in the season as they overcame A.B. Latina. Rick Apodaca (192-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency, college: Hofstra) delivered 16 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Phil Goss added 14 points and 6 steals for Scafati. K.C. Rivers responded with 20 points for A.B. Latina.

Prima Veroli - Umana Reyer 89-84
Six players scored in double digits for Prima Veroli as they held off Umana Reyer. Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) fired 20 points to pace the charge. Kyle Hines added 15 points and 6 boards as Prima Veroli improved at 9-3 record. Ronald Davis and Kristaps Janicenoks responded with 22 points each for Venezia.

Fileni Jesi - UCC Casalpus. 88-99
UCC Casalpusterlengo prevailed against Fileni Jesi away from home. Troy Ostler (209-F-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Hawaii) knocked down 24 points to lead the visitors. Marcus Hatten had 19 points and 8 steals for UCC Casalpusterlengo. Tommy Adams top-scored for Fileni Jesi with 30 points.

Edimes PV - Aget IM 71-73
Aget Imola narrowly defeated Edimes Pavia to earn the seventh win. Trent Whiting (185-G-76, college: BYU) came up with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the way for Aget Imola. Peter Ezugwu contributed 14 points and 21 boards in the victory. Alvin Young responded with 25 points, 5 boards and 5 assists for Edimes Pavia.

Banco Sard. - Trenkwalder 84-73
Banco di Sardegna posted the tenth win as they outgunned Trenkwalder in the battle of the league leaders. Jason Rowe (178-G-78, college: Loyola, MD) knocked down 20 points to pace Banco di Sardegna. Marcelus Kemp added 16 points for the winners. Jamar Smith tallied 16 points and 8 boards for Trenkwalder.

Fastweb CM - Snaidero UD 74-71
Fastweb Casale held off Snaidero Udine before the home fans. Jarrius Jackson (188-G-85, college: Texas Tech) scored 28 points to lead the hosts. Nicholas George added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. David Brkic responded with 27 points and 10 boards for Snaidero.



SerieA Round: 10 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Vanoli CR - Montepaschi 72-92
Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) scored 30 points to lead Montepaschi past Vanoli Cremona on the road. Terrell McIntyre and Henry Domercant tossed in 12 points each for the league leaders. Brandon Brown replied with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Vanoli Cremona.

Scavolini PS - Carife FE 75-70
Scavolini celebrated just the third win in the tournament as they prevailed against Carife Ferrara. Eric Williams (206-C-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) notched 23 points and 14 boards for the winners. Branko Cvetkovic added 13 points for the home team. Luke Jackson nailed 23 points for Carife Ferrara as they fell at 2-9 record.

NGC Cantu - La Fortezza 72-63
NGC Cantu overcame La Fortezza at home court. Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83, college: Metro St.) scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead NHC Cantu to the sixth win in the season. Nicolas Mazzarino netted 12 points in the victory. Michele Maggioli responded with 14 points for Bologna in defeat.

Air AV - Armani MI 66-73
Air Avellino suffered the fourth straight defeat as they came up short against Armani Jeans. Morris Finley (180-G-81, college: UAB) scored 20 points to lead Armani Jeans. Massimo Bulleri added 13 points for the winners. Dee Brown answered with 16 points for Air Avellino.

Sigma Coat. - Angelico BI 88-82
Daniele Cavaliero (189-G-84) and Greg Brunner scored 18 points each to lead Montegranaro past Angelico Biella. Marquinhos Vinicius and Dejan Ivanov had 16 points apiece for the winners. Pietro Aradori responded with 16 points and 5 steals for Angelico Biella.

Martos Napoli - Cimberio VA 81-84
Cimberio Varese posted the fifth win as they upset Martos Napoli. Michel Morandais (197-G/F-79, college: Colorado) produced 16 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Jobey Thomas delivered 14 points and 6 rebounds for Varese. Roberto Gabini notched 24 points and 6 boards for Napoli in defeat.

Benetton TV - Pepsi Caserta 70-72
Ebi Ere (195-G/F-81, college: Oklahoma) drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to propel Pepsi Caserta past Benetton in Treviso. The hero finished with 26 points for the winners. Jumaine Jones and Fabio Di Bella added 12 points apiece for the visitors. Gary Neal answered with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the second straight loss for Benetton.

Lottomatica - Banca Tercas 61-80
Banca Tercas thrashed Lottomatica in Rome. Giuseppe Poeta (190-G-85) scored 16 points to lead the charge. Ryan Hoover contributed 13 points for the winning side. Kennedy Winston answered with 21 points for Lottomatica.



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


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  JAPAN   


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 15-2 
 2. Sendai 89ers 10-7 
 3. Saitama Bron. 7-9 
 4. Toyama Grouses 6-7 
 5. Niigata Albirex 5-8 
 6. Tokyo Apache 5-10 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 12-3 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 12-7 
 3. Osaka Evessa 8-9 
 4. Shiga Lakestars 8-11 
 5. Oita H.Devils 7-10 
 6. Takamatsu FA 6-13 
 7. Kyoto Hannaryz 5-10 


2010 All-Japan Brackets Set - by John Scribe
The 2010 All-Japan Emperor's Cup, which pits the best domestic basketball teams from the High School, College, Club Team level, corporate league, and JBL levels will starts on January 2nd.

JBA, the Japanese basketball governing body released its bracket last week.

The first two rounds of the tournaments will mostly include games between high school, college, and club teams, followed by the JBL teams on the third. Barring any upset, the JBL teams are expected to advance to the quarterfinal round.

All games from the quarterfinal rounds to the finals are scheduled to be played at the Yoyogi First National Gymnasium in Yoyogi, Tokyo.

Expected quarterfinal match-ups are listed below:

January 4th:
17:00 p.m.- Link Tochigi Brex (3rd place, JBL) vs. Hitachi Sunrockers (6th place, JBL)
19:00 p.m.-Toshiba Bravethunders (2nd place, JBL) vs. Rera Kamuy Hokkaido (7th place, JBL)

January 5th:
17:00 p.m.-Aisin Seahorses (1st place, JBL) vs. Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dolphins (8th place, JBL)
19:00 p.m.-Panasonic Trians (4th place, JBL) vs. Toyota Alvark (5th place, JBL)


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  JORDAN   


Seedings for 2010 World Championship announced by FIBA - by Omar Shafaamri

ISTANBUL (FIBA World Championship) FIBA today announced the seedings for the draw of the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. The draw, that will take place at the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul on Tuesday, 15th December at 11:30am (10:30 CET), will determine the four groups of six teams for the first round of the tournament.

The seedings for FIBA competitions always follow the same basic principles, which are as follows:

The groups of the first round are balanced in terms of sporting competitiveness.
The draw ensures that in each group, there is a balanced representation from the five continents. In the case of the draw for the 2010 FIBA World Championship, that will result in having a maximum of 3 European teams in any one group and a maximum of 2 Americas teams in any one group.

The draw will be carried out according to the following seedings:

Line 1 USA, Argentina, Spain, Greece
Line 2 Serbia, Slovenia, France, Turkey
Line 3 Brazil, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia
Line 4 Croatia, Russia, Lithuania, Germany
Line 5 New Zealand, China, Iran, Angola
Line 6 Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Ivory Coast

The draw for the 2010 FIBA World Championship can be followed live on turkey2010.fiba.com.


FIBA World Championship 2010 Draw Live on JSC Sports !!! - by Omar Shafaamri

Aljazeera Sports Channels the Exclusive Owner of FIBA Championships Rights in Middle East declared that FIBA World Championship 2010 Draw will be broad casted on Aljazeera sport channel (1) Tuesday (15/12/2009) starting from 9:00 AM (GMT) .


Aljazeera Sports Channel Frequency :
NileSat
12.284GHZ
Vertical
27500

24 Teams from the best teams in the Basketball World will participate in Turkey 2010 and they are :

Angola
Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
China Croatia
France
Germany
Greece
Iran
Ivory Coast

Jordan
Lebanon
Lithuania
New Zealand
Puerto Rico
Russia Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Tunisia
Turkey
USA

** Teams above will be classified into 4 Groups , Each Group contains 6 teams , 4 teams qualifies to the 2nd Round .


FIBA World Championship 2010 Draw Live on JSC Sports !!! - by Omar Shafaamri

Aljazeera Sports Channels the Exclusive Owner of FIBA Championships Rights in Middle East declared that FIBA World Championship 2010 Draw will be broad casted Exclusive on Aljazeera sport channel (1) Tuesday (15/12/2009) starting from 9:00 AM (GMT) .


Aljazeera Sports Channel Frequency :
NileSat
12.284GHZ
Vertical
27500

24 Teams from the best teams in the Basketball World will participate in Turkey 2010 and they are :

Angola
Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
China Croatia
France
Germany
Greece
Iran
Ivory Coast

Jordan
Lebanon
Lithuania
New Zealand
Puerto Rico
Russia Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Tunisia
Turkey
USA

** Teams above will be classified into 4 Groups , Each Group contains 6 teams , 4 teams qualifies to the 2nd Round .


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  KOSOVO   


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 12-0 
 2. Bashkimi 9-3 
 3. Trepca 9-3 
 4. Peja 6-6 
 5. Drita 3-9 
 6. Kosova 3-9 
 7. Bambi 3-9 
 8. Col.Eurosport 3-9 


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  LITHUANIA   


Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Nafta Univ. 11-3 
 2. Delikatesas 10-4 
 3. Mazeikiai 10-4 
 4. Erelita 10-4 
 5. Pieno Zv. 9-5 
 6. Naglis-Adakris 9-5 
 7. Meresta Pak. 9-5 
 8. Triobet Malsta 9-5 
 9. Akademija 7-7 
 10. Silute 6-8 
 11. VKM-Perlas 5-9 
 12. ABRO-Univ. 4-10 
 13. Zalgiris-Sab. 4-10 
 14. LKKA-Atletas 3-11 
 15. Bremena K. 3-11 
 16. Radviliskis 3-11 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Kennedy, Residence28.3 
 2. Crawford, Soleuvre27.2 
 3. Walters, Musel Pikes26.3 
 4. Largent, Racing26.0 
 5. Muller, T7125.8 
 6. Scott, Etzella22.8 
 7. Smith, Sparta22.1 
 8. McDaniel, BBC N.21.7 
 9. Delgado, Etzella21.4 
 10. Schumacher, T.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Gary, Contern14.7 
 2. McDaniel, BBC N.14.4 
 3. Scott, Etzella12.8 
 4. DePree, Amicale11.5 
 5. Crawford, Soleuvre11.3 
 6. Kennedy, Residence11.2 
 7. Stephens, T7110.8 
 8. Grant, Sparta10.3 
 9. Walters, Musel Pikes10.3 
 10. Muller, T.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Amicale
  (199-F/C-83)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. DePree, Amicale4.7 
 2. Schartz, Amicale4.5 
 3. Largent, Racing4.2 
 4. Becker, Contern4.1 
 5. Smith, Sparta3.4 
 6. Schumacher, T713.2 
 7. Schmit, Musel Pikes3.0 
 8. Schwartz, Musel P.3.0 
 9. Rajniak, T713.0 
 10. Delgado, Etzel.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dustin SCOTT
  Etzella
  (203-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Scott, Etzella3.6 
 2. DePree, Amicale3.3 
 3. Schartz, Amicale3.0 
 4. Delgado, Etzella2.4 
 5. Jeitz, Contern2.3 
 6. Jones, Amicale2.3 
 7. Gary, Contern2.3 
 8. Walters, Musel Pikes2.1 
 9. Delgado, Etzella2.0 
 10. Smith, Spar.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Nelson DELGADO
  Etzella
  (188-G/F-80)
  Avg: 1
 1. Delgado, Etzella1.0 
 2. Largent, Racing1.0 
 3. Kuhlmann, BBC N.0.8 
 4. Hoffmann, Etzella0.7 
 5. Leschek, Residence0.7 
 6. Engel, Sparta0.7 
 7. Wojnowski, Musel P.0.7 
 8. Schumacher, T710.6 
 9. Scott, Etzella0.6 
 10. Walters, Musel Pik.0.6 


Diekirch League Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Musel Pikes - Racing 82-66
Musel Pikes earned the seventh win in the season as they rolled past Racing. Fletcher Walters (201-F-86, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Amherst) exploded with 28 points and 11 boards to lead the way for the hosts. Laurent Schwartz added 19 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the victory. Corey Largent responded with 27 points, 7 boards and 5 assists for Racing.

Residence - BBC Nitia 79-63
Residence cruised to the fourth win in the season as they hosted BBC Nitia. Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) exploded with 35 points and 10 rebounds to lead Residence. Pitt Koster added 15 points in the win. Billy McDaniel responded with 27 points and 7 rebounds for BBC Nitia.

Contern - Etzella 58-59
Elton Ferreira knocked down a late jumper to propel Etzella past Contern. Nelson Delgado (188-G/F-80) scored 13 points to ensure the eleventh win for the league leaders. Domigue Benseghir contributed 12 points for the winners. Brandon Gary responded with 19 points and 22 rebounds for Contern.

T71 - Sparta 103-55
T71 Dudelange dismantled Sparta at home court to open the round's action. Frank Muller (196-F/C-88, college: Cuesta JC) scored 26 points and grabbed 9 boards to lead the hosts. Martin Rajniak added 25 points in the victory. Phil Grant answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Sparta.

Amicale - Soleuvre 69-61
Amicale held off Soleuvre for the ninth win in the season. Sam Ney (194-F-87) scored 27 points to lead the charge. Travis DePree added 12 points, 13 boards and 10 assists in the impressive triple-double effort. Domonique Crawford secured 32 points and 12 boards for Soleuvre.



Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Etzella 11-1 
 2. Contern 9-3 
 3. Amicale 9-3 
 4. T71 8-4 
 5. Sparta 8-4 
 6. Musel Pikes 7-5 
 7. Residence 4-8 
 8. Soleuvre 3-9 
 9. BBC Nitia 1-11 
 10. Racing 0-12 


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Thirty-Nine teams confirmed for Youth Olympic Games - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Thirty-nine National teams from all corners of the globe will play 3-on-3 basketball at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this summer.

The YOG is a platform through which youngsters will learn about Olympic values and the benefits of sport. The hope is that they will share their experiences with other communities around the globe.

FIBA received praise by the IOC for the innovative approach of using the 3-on-3 format in Singapore.

All five FIBA zones Africa, Oceania, Asia, the Americas and Europe will have representation.

Egypt, India, South Africa and the Central African Republic, countries where the sport doesnt gain as much worldwide attention in the five-on-five game, will be among the 20 mens sides while Chile, Ivory Coast and Vanuatu will be in the 20-strong womens competition.

Africa will have six teams while Asia and the Americas will have eight and nine teams, respectively.

Europe will have 13 teams and Oceania three.

To make certain of the worldwide representation, the decision was taken to not allow countries to have teams in both the mens and womens tournaments with the exception of Singapore, because they are hosts, and the United States, who have top four sides in both genders of the FIBA World Rankings.

FIBA President Bob Elphinston said: Instead of the traditional system which the IOC had suggested, which would have been six teams, we will actually have 20 boys teams and 20 girls' teams.


Its a remarkable opportunity. For example, Vanuatu, a very small country in the Pacific, a member of FIBA Oceania Zone, has been selected in the girls basketball competition. The Youth Olympic Games is also about what they call universality.

Many different countries need to get a chance to participate.

Countries were able to ask the IOC which sports they would like to participate in. In turn, FIBA nominated the best federations, so Russia, Spain, China, Australia, etc, were clearly in that group. Then we also settled on a second group of developing countries that are doing a good job in the development of the sport.

Mali will be among the womens sides at the Youth Olympic Games and the FIBA Central Board member from the country, Salamatou Maiga, spoke about the game in her country and next summers big tournament.

Maiga said: Mali is the best team in Africa in all of womens basketball. Mali will do very well in the new experience of the 3-on-3.

Young players in Mali will all play with a lot of heart.

Turkey was confirmed in the mens tournament and the countrys basketball federation president Turgay Demirel said: Were proud of being a part of this, the 3-on-3 concept. This will be exciting for our young players who are going to take part.

Outdoor basketball, 3-on-3 basketball is big here already. Some tournaments are done by sponsors.

The 20 teams in the womens competition will be decided jointly by IOC/FIBA later.

Youth Olympic Games basketball participants confirmed on Sunday:

Mens teams: Argentina, Central African Republic, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, USA and US Virgin Islands.

Womens teams: Angola, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Korea, Mali, Russia, Singapore, USA, Vanuatu.
FIBA



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Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Rojos 23-5 
 2. Halc.Xalapa 23-5 
 3. Lobos Grises 20-8 
 4. Halc.Cordoba 20-8 
 5. Soles 19-7 
 6. Pioneros 18-8 
 7. Toros 18-9 
 8. Lechugueros 16-12 
 9. Panteras 15-13 
 10. Angeles 15-13 
 11. Bucaneros 14-13 
 12. Barreteros 12-16 
 13. Abejas 12-16 
 14. Fuerza Regia 10-17 
 15. Huracanes 10-18 
 16. Potros 9-19 
 17. Indios 8-18 
 18. Libertadores 7-21 
 19. Cosmos 4-23 
 20. Pilares 1-25 


Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 24
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros24.0 
 2. Monroe, Potros23.6 
 3. Moore, Abejas23.1 
 4. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 5. Arceneaux, Lechugue.21.3 
 6. Capers, Barreteros21.1 
 7. Habel, Cosmos21.1 
 8. Hickerson, Pioneros21.1 
 9. Ruiz, Panteras20.6 
 10. Hornsby, Huracan.20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arthur LONG
  Un.Atletica
  (206-F/C-73)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Long, Indios11.1 
 2. McHugh, Abejas10.6 
 3. Allen, Pioneros10.6 
 4. Berghoefer, Potros10.2 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 6. Reaves, Barreteros9.8 
 7. Jackson, Angeles9.8 
 8. Garcia, Pioneros9.0 
 9. Mills, Indios8.8 
 10. Moss, Lechuguer.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Funn, Bucaneros5.9 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.4 
 3. Stokes, Barreteros4.9 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos4.9 
 5. Brown, Fuerza R.4.6 
 6. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.3 
 7. Roque, Toros4.2 
 8. Hollyfield, Barre.4.0 
 9. Stoll, Halc.Cordoba3.8 
 10. Beltran, Libert.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (--)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.4 
 2. Beltran, Libertad.3.4 
 3. Moore, Abejas2.6 
 4. Hollyfield, Barre.2.5 
 5. Lewis, Soles2.5 
 6. Gooner, Halc.Rojos2.3 
 7. Funn, Bucaneros2.3 
 8. Malpica, Cosmos2.3 
 9. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.0 
 10. Thomas, Potr.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 3. Arceneaux, Lechugue.1.0 
 4. Moore, Abejas0.9 
 5. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 6. Cox, Angeles0.8 
 7. Pulido, Huracanes0.8 
 8. Hill, Halc.Rojos0.8 
 9. Eslava, Huracanes0.8 
 10. Soto, Abej.0.8 


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Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Lovcen 8-2 
 2. Gorstak 7-2 
 3. Ulcijn 7-2 
 4. Danilovgrad 6-3 
 5. Teodo Tivat 4-5 
 6. Jedinstvo 4-6 
 7. Mornar Bar 4-6 
 8. Mogren 3-7 
 9. ABS Primorje 2-6 
 10. Primorje-M. 2-7 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Buducnost


MNT1A 8 Round: new win for Gorstak,Lovcen and Teodo - by Dragan Scepanovic
BC GORSTAK Kolasin - BC MOGREN Budva 103:54
Kolasin - SC Gorstak'.Spect : 600.Reff: Radulovic (Podgorica),Kicovic (Bar),Kaludjerovic (Niksic)By-Q.: 27:18, 27:11, 31:10, 18:15.
GORSTAK: Dragan Pejic (187-G-76) 23,Vukovic,Scepanovic 17,Pekovic 2,G. Bulatovic 12, Boban Medenica (201-F-87) 24,B. Bulatovic 3, Marko Rakocevic (205-C-83) 13,Djuknic 4, Grujic 5
MOGREN: Fatic 7, Ivanovic 14, Andric, Farnk, Kinjic, Kovacevic 5, Nikic 11, Boskovic 4, Pekic 5, Zeljko Maricic) 2, Milosev 4, Marinov 2

BC MORNAR Bar - BC LOVCEN Cetinje 69:78
Bar School Center Yugoslavia.Spect 500.Reff: Dragojevic,Koljensic,Savovic (Podgorica) By-Q. : 18:23, 14:24, 17:15, 20:16.
MORNAR: Pesic 4, Djurisic 13, Samojlovic 6, Mihailovic, Djeljosevic 11, Radovic 10,Satilings 4, Dobrovic 1, Ljujic 2, Vujosevic 9, Braun 2, Gagic 2.
LOVCEN: Stojanovic 3, Lalic 4, Savovic 6, Marko Milosevic (202-F-84) 7, Ivanovic 5, Pelkic 16, Boricic 2, Kandic 9, Lopicic 8, Dubljevic 10, Aleksa Popovic (201-G/F-87) 8

BC TEODO Tivat BC JEDINSTVO B.Polje 81:73
Tivat - SC Zupa.Spect: 600.Reff: Leptic, Sanjevic and Muhadinovic (Cetinje)By-Q.: 21:15, 24:15,15:20, 21:23,
TEODO: Vukotic 7, Dabanovic 16, Dzudovic, Vujacic, Osmajic 5, Stefan Djordjevic (206-C-89) 19, Jeknic, Manojlovic 8, Bozovic, Samanovic 5, , Radonjic.
JEDINSTVO: Zarko Dragicevic (188-G-81) 6, Musovic, Lekovic 17, Sekularac, Omerovic 13, Babaca 6, Kovacevic, Grdinic 2, Nedovic 19, Ljujic 2, Draskovic 8.



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Saturday's games review (8): Dirk Nowitzki paces Dallas to OT win against Charlotte - by Eurobasket News
Portland TB - Milwaukee B. 101-108 OT2
Luke Ridnour (6'2''-G-81, college: Oregon) scored six of his 20 points in the second overtime and the Milwaukee Bucks won their second straight game with a 108-101 victory over the injury-riddled Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Andrew Bogut (7'0''-F/C-84, college: Utah) led the way for Milwaukee with 27 points and 9 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-C-85, college: Texas) collected 31 points and 11 boards for the Blazers.

Phoenix Suns - Denver N. 99-105
Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) scored 32 points and Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76, college: Colorado) shook off an awful first half to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Phoenix Suns 105-99 Saturday night. Billups finished the game with 24 points and 8 assists, while Hilario Nene added 15 pts and 5 rebs. Steve Nash stepped up for the Suns with 28 points and 7 assists.

LA Lakers - Utah Jazz 94-102
Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) scored eight straight points to start the fourth quarter and finished with 21 points and 11 assists to help the Utah Jazz end the Lakers' 11-game winning streak by beating Los Angeles 102-94 Saturday night. Wesley Matthews (6'5''-G-86, college: Marquette) (6 as) and Ronnie Brewer (8 rebs) helped Utah with 19 pts each. Pau Gasol shined on the other side with 16 points, 20 boards and 5 assists.

Minnesota T. - Sacramento K. 100-120
Jason Thompson (6'11''-F-86, agency: Buck Andre, college: Rider) had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings snap a four-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-100 Saturday night. Tyreke Evans (6'6''-G-89, college: Memphis) scored 18 and Beno Udrih helped with 16 points, plus 7 assists in this victory. The Wolves got 26 points and 11 rebounds from Al Jefferson.

Golde State W. - Detroit P. 95-104
Rodney Stuckey (6'4''-G-86, college: E.Washington) led the Pistons with 29 points and Charlie Villanueva (6'10''-F-84, college: Connecticut) added 23. Richard Hamilton finished with 18 points in 37 minutes. In the loosing squad, Monta Ellis again shined netting 29 points and grabbing 7 rebounds.

Boston C. - Chicago B. 106-80
Rajon Rondo (6'1''-G-86, college: Kentucky) had 16 points and 14 assists, and the Celtics won their 10th straight, beating the struggling Chicago Bulls 106-80 on Saturday. Rasheed Wallace (6'10''-F/C-75, college: N.Carolina) and Eddi House helped with 15 points each. Derrick Rose delivered 19 pts for the Bulls.

Charlotte B. - Dallas M. 97-98 OT1
Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) hit a 10-foot jumper with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, and the Dallas Mavericks continued their dominance over Charlotte with a 98-97 win over the Bobcats on Saturday night. Nowitzki scored 36 points in total. Shawn Marion (6'7''-F-78, college: UNLV) had 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Erick Dampier added 14 points and 18 boards. Stephen Jackson shined in loss with 28 pts and 7 rebs.

Indiana P. - Washington W. 114-113
Mike Jr. Dunleavy (6'9''-G/F-80, college: Duke) felt much better. He benefited from two replay reviews that gave him his own chance at the line, where he sank both attempts with one-tenth of a second remaining Saturday night to give the Indiana Pacers a 114-113 win over the Washington Wizards. Troy Murphy (6'10''-F-80, college: Notre Dame) scored a season-high 28 points, and Dunleavy had 24 for the Pacers, who have won two straight after a six-game losing streak. Tyler Hansbrough added 19 pts in this victory. In the other side, Antwan Jamison collected 31 points and 7 rebounds.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  Denver N.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Anthony, Denver N.30.3 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.3 
 3. James, Clevelan.28.2 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers27.8 
 5. Nowitzki, Dallas M.27.3 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat27.1 
 7. Ellis, Golde S.24.7 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.24.4 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.24.0 
 10. Roy, Portland21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald WALLACE
  Charlotte B.
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Wallace, Charlotte B.12.2 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.12.2 
 3. Bosh, Toronto R.11.9 
 4. Noah, Chicago B.11.8 
 5. Gasol, LA Lakers11.5 
 6. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.0 
 7. Camby, LA Clippers11.0 
 8. Haywood, Washingt.10.6 
 9. Duncan, San A.10.6 
 10. Randolph, Mem.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.1 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.4 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.2 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.5 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.0 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.1 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.0 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..6.9 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.6.8 
 10. Duhon, New York.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.6 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.4 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.1 
 4. Ariza, Houston R.2.1 
 5. Lee, New Jersey N.2.1 
 6. Bryant, LA Lakers2.1 
 7. Iguodala, Philadel.2.0 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers1.9 
 9. Harris, New J.1.9 
 10. Felton, Charlo.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SMITH
  Atlanta H.
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Smith, Atlanta H.2.5 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 3. Haywood, Washingt.2.2 
 4. Lopez, New J.2.2 
 5. Dampier, Dallas M.2.2 
 6. Camby, LA Clippers2.1 
 7. Dalembert, Philad.2.0 
 8. Howard, Orlando M.2.0 
 9. Duncan, San A.2.0 
 10. Perkins, Boston.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 19-4 
 2. Toronto R. 11-15 
 3. New York K. 8-15 
 4. Philadelph.76 5-18 
 5. New Jersey N. 2-22 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 17-7 
 2. Milwaukee B. 11-11 
 3. Detroit P. 11-12 
 4. Indiana P. 8-13 
 5. Chicago B. 8-14 
Southeast Div.
 1. Atlanta H. 17-6 
 2. Orlando M. 17-6 
 3. Miami Heat 11-11 
 4. Charlotte B. 9-13 
 5. Washington W. 7-14 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 17-7 
 2. Utah Jazz 14-9 
 3. Portland TB 14-11 
 4. Oklah.City T. 12-10 
 5. Minnesota T. 3-21 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 18-4 
 2. Phoenix Suns 16-8 
 3. Sacramento K. 10-12 
 4. LA Clippers 9-13 
 5. Golde State W. 7-16 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 17-7 
 2. Houston R. 13-10 
 3. San Antonio S. 12-9 
 4. N.Orleans H. 10-12 
 5. Memphis G. 10-13 


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Owls upset Wildcats - by Kevin Cochran
Sophomore guard Juan Fernandez (6'4''-G-90) erupted to a career-high 33 points and senior guard Ryan Brooks (6'4''-G) added 20 to lead the Temple Owls to a 75-65 win over #3/3 Villanova Sunday afternoon in front of 8,499 fans at the Liacouras Center. Temple's students stormed the court following the win, the first over a top-five team since Feb. 20, 2000, a 77-69 win at #1/1 Cincinnati. It was also the highest-ranked team Temple has defeated in the 13-year history of the building.

Courtesy:owlsports.com


Caracter finally eligible for Miners - by Kevin Cochran
UTEP junior forward Derrick Caracter has met NCAA transfer eligibility requirements and will make his season debut on Sunday against New Mexico St..

The Miners (5-0) will host the Aggies (2-5) at 7:05 p.m. in the Don Haskins Center.

'I'm happy for Derrick because he has gone through a lot of trials and tribulations, a lot of them self-inflicted,' UTEP coach Tony Barbee said. 'He has earned his way towards getting a second chance at UTEP. I'm happy for him, but I'm also happy for what he brings to our team. He will bring depth to an already stacked frontcourt. He becomes one of the pieces - not the only piece, but there's no denying that he makes us a better team through his contributions offensively, defensively and rebounding.'

Caracter was regarded as one of the nation's top high school prospects before spending two seasons at the University of Louisville (2006-07, 2007-08). He averaged 8.1 points and 3.9 rebounds as a freshman, and 8.3 points and 4.5 rebounds as a sophomore. In 53 games for the Cardinals, Caracter scored in double figures 20 times. He tallied his career-high 24 points against BYU on Nov. 23, 2007.

The 6-9, 275-pound Caracter was rated the no. 6 prospect in the country by Hoop Scoop, no. 10 by Van Coleman, no. 12 by USA Today, no. 13 by Scout.com, no. 16 by Bob Gibbons and no. 25 by RivalsHoops after averaging 15.4 points and 7.1 rebounds for Notre Dame Prep his senior year. Notre Dame Prep was 27-3 and ranked no. 1 in the nation.




Courtesy: UTEP Athletics


NetScouts Basketball National Player of the Week - John Wall - by Carl Berman
John Wall (6'4''-G) of Kentucky has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week. Wall, a 6'4 freshman point guard was listed as our top recruit this season and he has been more than living up to expectations.

Wall scored a season high 25 points in Kentucky's 64-61 victory over UConn this past Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. He scored 12 of undefeated Kentucky's last 15 points. Wall is incredibly fast and the UConn guards could not stay with him. Wall's extremely long arms make him a tough defender and he came up with 6 steals in the game. Last weekend, Wall had 16 points and 7 assists in leading the Wildcats to a 68-66 victory over North Carolina.

On the season Wall is averaging 19.0 points per game to go along with 7 assists and 3 steals per game. Lebron James feels Wall will be the #1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft and right now we do not disagree with him.

John Wall (6'4''-G) - NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week! NetScouts Basketball is a progressive media company and the largest scouting service in the United States. Information on NetScouts Basketball can be obtained via their website at www.netscoutsbasketball.com or by writing to info@netscoutsbasketball.com.


Hoyas top Huskies at Wooden Tradition - by Kevin Cochran
Junior forward Julian Vaughn scored a career-high 18 points, all five starters reached double figures in scoring and No. 15 Georgetown used a 20-2 run over the first 6:05 of the second half to open a 20-point lead en route to a 74-66 win over No. 17 Washington at the John Wooden Classic, held at the Honda Center. It was the eighth-straight win for the Hoyas, who are 8-0 for the first time under sixth year Head Coach John Thompson and for the first time since the 2004-05 season. Washington falls to 6-2 overall.

Leading by only one point at the half, 30-29, Georgetown went on the offensive over the opening six minutes of the second half, going on a 20-2 run over the first 6:05 of the second half and taking a 51-31 lead on a dunk from Vaughn with 13:55 to play in the game.

The Hoyas opened the second half with a jumper from sophomore guard Jason Clark and a layup from junior guard Austin Freeman. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was called for a technical foul and Freeman hit both shots to make it 36-29. Vaughn scored on a layup and a dunk to push the lead to double digits, 40-29, and a breakaway dunk from Clark made it 42-29, as the Hoyas scored 12-straight points and held UW scoreless over the first 4:02. A jumper from Huskies guard
Isaiah Thomas ended the run, but the Hoyas scored nine-straight points, with two layups from sophomore center Greg Monroe, a three from Clark and a dunk from Vaughn.

Washington responded to the Hoya run with a 7-0 run of its own and pulled to within 51-38 on a layup from Thomas, but Georgetown used a 9-2 spurt over 4:50 and extended the margin back to 20 points, 60-40, on a layup from Monroe with 6:40 to play.

The lead was 18 points, 66-48, after a dunk from Vaughn with 3:16 to play and the Huskies pulled to within nine points, 69-59, after an 11-2 run capped by a Thomas three-pointer, but junior guard Chris Wright hit 5-of-7 free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

The first half was back and forth, with both teams struggling from the field - Georgetown shot 31.3 percent from the floor and Washington shot 41.4% - a combined 22 turnovers, nine ties and four lead changes.

The Huskies took a 9-6 lead at the first media timeout after a basket from Tyreese Breshers, but a three from Freeman quickly tied the game at 9-all. A jumper from Abdul Gaddy (6'3''-G) with 7:25 to play cut Georgetown's lead to 19-18, but the Hoyas responded with a 10-3 run over a span of 2:47 and took a 28-22 lead on a driving layup from Wright. Georgetown missed its next four shots and turned the ball over twice as Washington went on a 7-0 run and took a 29-28 lead on a pair of free throws from Scott Suggs (6'6''-G). Vaughn gave the Hoyas the lead, hitting a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left to make it 30-29.

Vaughn scored a career-high 18 points, connecting on 7-of-9 shots from the field and hit all four of his free throw attempts, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots, while Monroe added 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Clark added 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals, Wright finished with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists and Freeman chipped in 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Freshman guard


Hollis Thompson added four points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench.

Georgetown shot 44.8 percent from the floor (26-of-58), including a hot second half when the team hit 61.5 percent of its field goals (16-of-26). The Hoyas hit only two three-pointers (2-of-12, 16.7%) and connected on 71.4 percent of their free throws (20-of-28).

The Hoyas return home next week, hosting ODU on Saturday, Dec. 19 at McDonough Arena. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be shown live on MASN and can be heard locally on ESPN 980 AM.
Courtesy: GUHoyas.com



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Washington University is on top of D3hoops.com Coaches Poll - by Eurobasket News
Washington University improved to 7-0 record on top of D3hoops.com Coaches Poll. The favorites overcame Augustana College on Saturday night at the WU Field House in St. Louis. Aaron Thompson (6'4''-G-88) scored a game-high 26 points to lead Washington University to a 71:53 victory. Sean Wallis (6'2''-G-86) nailed 10 points, while Gay Spencer posted 9. Nelson Kyle ended up with 19 points in the losing effort. The Griffins are 3-4 overall, and 1-1 in conference play.
John Carroll is second, while Univ. of St. Thomas is third after the win over Augsburg. Joe Scott (6'4''-G-88, college: Colorado Springs) scored a season-high 21 points for No. 3-ranked UST (6-0 overall, 3-0 MIAC), who handed the Auggies (4-1, 1-1) their first loss. Sam Eicher produced 14 points and Alex Healy (6'4''-G) netted 10. Ben Flavin responded with 14 points in the losing effort. Brett Sorenson and Jon Cassens followed him with 13 apiece and Andy Grzesiak-Grimm notched 8.
UW-Stevens Point outscored Elmhurst College 81:73 at Stevens Point, Wis. - Bennett Court. Louis Hurd (6'5''-F) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Tillema Dan had 3/3 from the field and 12/13 from the free throw line for his 18 points and 10 rebounds. Harris Jerrel followed them with 13 points and Moses Matt netted 9. Mike McCurdy (5'10''-G) ended up with 23 points in defeat and Dustin Bainter (6'2''-G) notched 21.


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  NEW ZEALAND   


Breakers beat 36ers - by Mike Lacey
On Saturday night the NZ Breakers gained only their second ever win in Adelaide as they beat the home side 92-85 in a complete reversal of the defeat to Perth 48 hours earlier when they gave up 38 final quarter points. Against the 36ers the Breakers won the final quarter 33-11 to overturn a three quarter time 74-59 deficit.
Rick Rickert (211-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Minnesota) led the Breakers with a season best 22 points and added a game high 7 rebounds.
KIRK PENNEY was prominent again with 19 points despite only scoring 1 from 7 three pointers whilst
CJ BRUTON contributed 14 points and dished off 7 assists.
TONY RONALDSON with11 points registered 900 points for the Breakers (9th all time).

The win gives the Breakers an 8-8 record for the season but they will still be annoyed they gave up a double figure advantage to a Martin Cattalini inspired Perth Wildcats, eventually succumbing 106-100 at the NSEC last Thursday. Cattalini scored 17 points in the final quarter to help propel the Wildcats back into the top two of the ANBL ladder.
KIRK PENNEY led the Breakers scoring with 29 points and also contributed a personal best 7 assists
TOM ABERCROMBIE, off the bench, also registered a personal best of 8 rebounds and added 10 points, 4 assists and 3 steals for good measure.

The Breakers next have a home game against the fourth placed Townsville Crocodiles, The Breakers have defeated the Crocs twice this season and hold an overall home record of 6 wins, 5 defeats against John Rillies former club.

OSCAR FORMAN playing his 115th consecutive game needs 3 points to reach 1200 points for the club @ 10.5 ppg and PAUL HENARE in his 205th game needs 5 points to reach the same milestone.
Rick Rickert requires a single assists to bring up a century of assists for the club and 16 points to rack up 900 points for the club in his 50th consecutive game since returning to the Breakers following back surgery. DILLON BOUCHER also plays his 50th consecutive game and requires a single point to record 900 ANBL points in his 215th league appearance.
TONY RONALDSON needs 5 assists for 1800 career assists @ 2.7apg.



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  NIGERIA   


Nigeria lost out on wild card - by Enoma Ugheghe
Germany, Lebanon, Lithuania and Russia awarded wild cards for 2010 FIBA World Championship

ISTANBUL, Turkey (FIBA World Championship) - During today's meeting of the
FIBA Central Board - the highest executive body of the International
Basketball Federation - the following teams were awarded wild card entries
to next year's FIBA World Championship in Turkey:

Germany

Lebanon

Lithuania

Russia


The decisions were made in accordance with the criteria outlined by the FIBA
Central Board. The wild card system was first introduced for the 2006 FIBA
World Championship in Japan, following the decision to increase the number
of teams from 16 to 24.

With the four wild cards joining the 20 qualified teams, the following teams
go into the hat for the draw that will take place on Tuesday 15th December
(11:30AM local time / 10:30AM CET) in Istanbul:


Angola
Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
China
Croatia
France
Germany
Greece
Iran
Ivory Coast
Jordan
Lebanon
Lithuania
New Zealand
Puerto Rico
Russia
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Tunisia
Turkey
USA.



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  NORWAY   


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


Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Asker 14-1 
 2. Gimle 11-4 
 3. Tromso 9-4 
 4. Harstad 8-5 
 5. Ammerud 7-8 
 6. Baerum 6-9 
 7. Froya 2-13 
 8. Ulriken 1-14 


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matthew LAWRENCE
  Tromso
  (201-G-86)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Lawrence, Tromso24.8 
 2. Eskeland, Ulriken23.6 
 3. Skaara, Baerum21.6 
 4. Williams, Tromso20.8 
 5. Karlsen, Asker20.3 
 6. Mahnin, Asker19.7 
 7. Djerman, Gimle18.0 
 8. Bullock, Gimle17.9 
 9. Oatis, Baerum17.6 
 10. Gray, Baer.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dexter GRAY
  Baerum
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Gray, Baerum11.8 
 2. Woodson, Harstad11.1 
 3. Oatis, Baerum9.8 
 4. Djerman, Gimle9.2 
 5. Nwachukwu, Ammerud9.1 
 6. Bullock, Gimle8.4 
 7. Karlsen, Asker7.9 
 8. Christensen, Tro.7.8 
 9. Williams, Tromso7.5 
 10. Kombat, Fro.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.0 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.9 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.7 
 4. Woodson, Harstad4.4 
 5. Diomande, Harstad4.3 
 6. Hinsch, Ammerud4.0 
 7. Jawara, Froya4.0 
 8. Ble, Harstad3.6 
 9. Eskeland, Ulriken3.2 
 10. Nguyen, Fro.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas BLE
  Harstad
  (186-G-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ble, Harstad2.5 
 2. Bullock, Gimle2.3 
 3. Jawara, Froya2.3 
 4. Myhrer, Harstad2.1 
 5. Eskeland, Ulriken2.0 
 6. Gray, Baerum2.0 
 7. Lancaster, Gimle1.8 
 8. Karlsen, Asker1.8 
 9. Issalhi, Tromso1.7 
 10. Elgmork, Baer.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Oatis, Baerum2.8 
 2. Kombat, Froya1.2 
 3. Williams, Tromso0.9 
 4. Bullock, Gimle0.8 
 5. Skaara, Baerum0.7 
 6. Karlsen, Asker0.7 
 7. Eskeland, Ulriken0.6 
 8. Hammer, Ulriken0.6 
 9. Ble, Harstad0.6 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulrik.0.6 


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  PALESTINE   


Cup Tournament Kicks Off Tomorrow - De La Salle vs. Berzeit - by Tamara Awartani
The last tournament for this year The Cup Tournament - called after the late Naseef AlHussary president of Sarriyet Ramallah Club in which 19 teams will take part and will last around a month and a half.
The teams are Sarriyet Ramalah, Hiteen, Ibda, De La Salle, Orthodoxi Ramallah, Huwara, Eibal, Terrasanta Beit Hanina, Abna AlQuds, Ahli AlQuds, Qalandia, AlFara, Orthodoxi Thaqafi Beit sahour, AlSileh AlHarithieh, Orthodoxi Bethlehem, Tubas, AlBireh, Bezeit and AlRaI AlSaleh.
Sariyet Ramallah will be heading the list being the champ last year and Hiteen end of the list being in 2nd place - the draw came as follows:
Sariyet Ramallah vs. Ahli AlQuds
Orthodoxi Ramallah vs. AlSileh AlHarithieh
Terrasanta x B
Qalandia X B
AlBireh x B
Huwara x B
Abna AlQuds x B
Orthodoxi Bethlehem x B
De La Salle x Berzeit
Ibda x B
Orthodoxi Thaqafi Beit Sahour x B
Eibal x B
AlFara x B
AlRaI AlSaleh x B
Tubas x B
Hiteen x B

And the Schedule for the first week is as follows:


Monday 14/12/2009 Opening Game
De La Salle vs. Berzeit 5.30pm Sariyet Ramallah Court

Tuesday 15/12/2009
Sariyet Ramallah vs. Ahli 6.00 pm Catholic Action Court, Bethlehem

Wednesday 16/12/2009
Orthodoxi Ramallah vs. Sileh AlHarithieh 5pm AlFara Court, Nablus


Thursday 17/12/2009
AlFara vs. AlRaI Saleh 5pm Majed Asad Court, AlBireh
Orthodoxi Thaqafi Beit Sahour vs. Eibal 6.30 Majed Asad Court, AlBireh


Friday 18/12/2009
Terrasanta Beit Hanina vs. Qalandia 5pm Catholic Action Court, Bethlehem
Abna AlQuds vs. Orthodoxi Bethlehem 6.30pm Catholic Action Court, Bethlehem


Saturday 19/12/2009
Tubas vs. Hiteen 4.30pm AlFara Court, Nablus
AlBireh vs. Huwara 6pm Catholic Action Court, Bethlehem



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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark CARDONA
  Talk N Text
  (180-G/F-81)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Cardona, Talk N.20.8 
 2. Santos, San Miguel18.8 
 3. Tubid, Ginebra17.8 
 4. Williams, Santa Lucia17.3 
 5. Tenorio, Alaska16.0 
 6. Miller, Alaska15.5 
 7. Hontiveros, San M.15.4 
 8. David, Burger King14.6 
 9. Buenafe, Burger K.14.6 
 10. Alapag, Talk N Te.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia13.9 
 2. Santos, San Miguel10.5 
 3. Reavis, Purefoods9.3 
 4. Espinas, Santa L.9.1 
 5. Carey, Talk N Text8.8 
 6. Pena, San Miguel8.7 
 7. Crisano, Barako Bull7.6 
 8. Alonzo, Barako Bull7.6 
 9. Reyes, Rain o.7.6 
 10. Raymundo, Pur.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy ALAPAG
  Talk N Text
  (178-G-77)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Alapag, Talk N Text5.9 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.8 
 3. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.8 
 4. Villanueva, San M.5.4 
 5. Miller, Alaska4.7 
 6. Yeo, Santa Lucia4.5 
 7. Abarrientos, Gineb.4.5 
 8. Tenorio, Alaska4.1 
 9. Reyes, Santa Lucia4.0 
 10. Norwood, Rain.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Johnny ABARRIENTOS
  Ginebra
  (173-G-70)
  Avg: 2
 1. Abarrientos, Gineb.2.0 
 2. Reyes, Santa Lucia1.9 
 3. Williams, Santa Lucia1.8 
 4. Artadi, Purefoods1.8 
 5. Norwood, Rain o.1.8 
 6. Buenafe, Burger K.1.6 
 7. Santos, San Miguel1.6 
 8. Dimaunahan, Barako B.1.5 
 9. Mercado, Rain o.1.4 
 10. Cortez, San Migu.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ali PEEK
  Talk N Text
  (194-F-75)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Peek, Talk N Text1.8 
 2. Santos, San Miguel1.7 
 3. Quinahan, Burger K.1.5 
 4. Thoss, Alaska1.3 
 5. Maierhofer, Puref.1.2 
 6. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.1 
 7. Pennisi, San Miguel1.0 
 8. Williams, Santa Lucia0.9 
 9. Devance, Alaska0.8 
 10. Raymundo, Pur.0.7 


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Alaska 10-1 
 2. San Miguel 10-4 
 3. Talk N Text 9-4 
 4. Ginebra 9-4 
 5. Purefoods 8-5 
 6. Santa Lucia 7-5 
 7. Burger King 5-9 
 8. Smart Gilas 3-4 
 9. Rain or Shine 3-10 
 10. Barako Bull 2-10 
 11. Coca-Cola 2-12 


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  POLAND   


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


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


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. SKK S-ce 11-1 
 2. Astoria 11-1 
 3. Norgips 9-3 
 4. MMKS Pierniki 8-4 
 5. Tur B.Podl. 8-5 
 6. Nowy Dwor Gd. 8-5 
 7. Zuraw Gn. 8-5 
 8. Harmattan 7-5 
 9. Legia W-wa 5-6 
 10. GKS Korsarz 4-8 
 11. AZS Olsztyn 4-8 
 12. Zyrardow 3-9 
 13. Assec.Prokom 3 3-10 
 14. OSSM W-wa 1-11 
 15. OSSM Sopot 0-11 
Group B
 1. Szczecin 9-1 
 2. Open Basket 9-1 
 3. Ksiezak L. 7-1 
 4. Poznan 7-1 
 5. Kutno 7-3 
 6. Pogon P. 6-6 
 7. Nysa Klodzko 5-3 
 8. Opolska 5-3 
 9. Skierniewice 3-6 
 10. WKK Wroclaw 3-6 
 11. Slask Wroclaw 2-6 
 12. Stal Ostrow 2-7 
 13. OSSM Wroc. 1-10 
 14. Kalisz 0-0 
 15. KKS Siechn. 0-10 
Group C
 1. Rosasport 11-0 
 2. Tarnow II 9-2 
 3. AZS Pol. Cz-wa 7-3 
 4. MCKiS Jaw. 6-3 
 5. Pogon RS 5-4 
 6. Mickiewicz 5-5 
 7. AZS Radom 5-5 
 8. Cracovia 5-6 
 9. Bytom 4-6 
 10. Alba 4-6 
 11. Staco Niepol. 4-7 
 12. MKS Limanowa 2-8 
 13. Wisla Krakow 1-10 
 14. OSSM S.Wola 1-10 
 15. Unia 0-0 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Wright, PGE Turow20.6 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino20.4 
 3. Mays, Znicz19.5 
 4. Chappell, Znicz19.0 
 5. Weeden, Polpharma19.0 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.17.4 
 7. Brazelton, Energa C.17.2 
 8. Harris, SKK K.16.3 
 9. Berisha, Polonia 201116.3 
 10. Kuebler, AZS.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.4 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.11.3 
 3. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.9.1 
 4. NaNa, Polonia Azbud8.2 
 5. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 6. Chappell, Znicz7.6 
 7. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.6 
 8. Okafor, Polpharma7.4 
 9. Sullivan, Anwil7.2 
 10. Reese, AZS Koszal.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.9 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW6.4 
 3. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.5 
 4. Brazelton, Energa C.5.4 
 5. Joyce, Anwil4.8 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.6 
 7. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.3 
 8. Hughes, Polonia .4.2 
 9. Snieg, Polonia 20113.9 
 10. Hawkins, Trefl.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Chappell, Znicz2.9 
 2. Majewski, Polph.2.5 
 3. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.4 
 4. Godbold, Stal SW2.3 
 5. Mays, Znicz2.0 
 6. Szubarga, Anwil2.0 
 7. Angley, Polpharma1.9 
 8. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
 9. Loyd, Stal SW1.8 
 10. Laczynski, Polo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .2.0 
 2. Wyka, Znicz1.5 
 3. Misiewicz, Znicz1.4 
 4. Harris, SKK K.1.3 
 5. Sullivan, Anwil1.1 
 6. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.1 
 7. Kolowca, Polonia 20111.0 
 8. Kulig, Polpharma0.8 
 9. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.0.8 
 10. Bigus, ISS Sporti.0.8 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.22.5 
 2. Celej, Start Lublin20.1 
 3. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.19.3 
 4. Pacocha, Big Star19.2 
 5. Pluta, MOSiR K.18.5 
 6. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.4 
 7. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.1 
 8. Piechowicz, MMKS D.16.8 
 9. Flieger, Zastal ZG16.4 
 10. Mis, Siarka.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.12.4 
 2. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 3. Kulikowski, Zubry10.2 
 4. Storozynski, Trefl S.9.7 
 5. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.6 
 6. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.2 
 7. Nowakowski, Tempco.9.1 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.8.9 
 9. Kwiatkowski, Start L.8.7 
 10. Chodkiewicz, Zastal.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SIKORA
  Start Lublin
  (182-G-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sikora, Start Lublin7.0 
 2. Stoklosa, Spojn.6.9 
 3. Baran, Siarka T.6.2 
 4. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 5. Trepka, LKS Lodz5.3 
 6. Basinski, MMKS D.4.5 
 7. Kalinowski, Zastal Z.4.3 
 8. Pacocha, Big Star4.2 
 9. Mordzak, Trefl SSA4.0 
 10. Szczypka, MMKS.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.7 
 2. Krupa, Siarka T.3.3 
 3. Sikora, Trefl SSA2.9 
 4. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 5. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 6. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.8 
 7. Sikora, Start Lublin2.6 
 8. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.2.4 
 9. Szczepaniak, LKS L.2.4 
 10. Glapinski, Sokol.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry3.2 
 2. Milewski, AZS A.2.1 
 3. Lisewski, MMKS D.1.8 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.7 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.4 
 6. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.0.9 
 7. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz0.9 
 8. Deja, MOSiR K.0.9 
 9. Bodych, Spojnia S.0.8 
 10. Wojdyr, Trefl S.0.8 


PLK Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Trefl Sopot - Polpharma 57-61
Polpharma improved at 8-4 record as they rallied past Trefl in Sopot. Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) and Tomasz Ochonko scored 10 points each in a low-scoring affair. Pawel Malesa, Lawrence Kinnard and Marcin Stfanski replied with 9 points apiece in the loss.

Polonia Azbud - PBG Basket 88-69
Polonia Azbud left no chance for PBG Basket at home court. Eddie Miller (191-G-85, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Fresno St.), Brandun Hughes and Harding NaNa scored 18 points each to lead Polonia to a comfortable win at the end. James Maye accounted for 17 points in defeat.

ISS Sportino - AZS Koszalin 74-84
AZS Koszalin got 24 points from Michael Kuebler (195-G/F-82, college: Hawaii) and overcame ISS Sportino on the road. George Reese added 16 points and 11 boards in the winning effort. Ted Scott responded with 24 points for ISS Sportino.

Stal SW - Energa Czarni 78-76
Stal Stalowa Wola earned a narrow home victory against Energa Czarni. Marek Miszczuk (212-C/F-77, agency: Promotex) scored 19 points to lead Stal SW to the sixth win. Jarryd Loyd added 18 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists for the hosts. Marcin Sroka responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds for Energa Czarni in defeat.

Polonia 2011 - SKK Kotwica 79-83
SKK Kotwica overcame Polonia 2011 on the road for just the third win. Darrell Harris (208-C-84, college: Rhode Island) stepped up with 25 points and 10 boards to lead the charge. Omni Smith added 21 points, 6 assists and 5 boards in the win. Dardan Berisha answered with 22 points for Polonia 2011.

Znicz - PGE Turow 60-75
Turow overcame their recent woeful form to shock Znicz on the road. Michael Wright (203-F-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Arizona) exploded with 26 points and 11 boards to pace the visitors. Robert Witka notched 8 points for the vice-champions. Keddric Mays finished with 25 points for Znicz.

Assec.Prokom - Anwil 91-78
Asseco Prokom toppled Anwil as Ronnie Burrell (204-F-83, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Greensboro) tallied 18 points and 10 caroms. David Logan and Qyntel Woods added 16 points apiece in the winning charge. Rashard Sullivan had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.



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Proliga Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Barcelos - Seixal 71-60
Barcelos held off Seixal as Carlos Fechas (180-G-81) poured in 22 points. John Winchester dropped 19 points in the sixth victory for the home team. Daniel Machado replied with 19 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Seixal.

Angra - Povoa 83-70
Tony Murphy scored 26 points to lead Angra past Povoa. Dane Johnson (208-F-86, agency: Rice and Rice, college: Hofstra) added 20 points and 10 rebounds in the winning case. Ethan Shaw responded with 16 points and 12 boards for Povoa. Luis Pires finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Sangalhos - Lusitania 71-69
Sangalhos handed Lusitania the first defeat in the season. Luis Brasil could use only six players on the court and shorthanded Lusitania came up short at the end. Arturo Dubois (201-F-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Delaware St.) scored 23 points and grabbed 9 boards for the winners. Justin Marshall had 17 points and 12 boards for Sangalhos. Carl Lee answered with 21 points and 9 boards in defeat.

Electrico FC - Terceira Basket 75-56
Electrico toppled Terceira Basket for the fourth success in the season. Tiago Pinto (183-G-88) scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the hosts. Jorge Afonso added 13 points in the victory. Matthew Murrer answered with 17 points and 6 boards for Terceira.

Maia Basket - Galitos FC 62-70
Galitos overcame Maia Basket away from home. Jerryck Murrey (198-F, college: W.Illinois) led balanced effort with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Andre Palma and Tiago Brito delivered 13 points each for the visitors. Joao Moreira responded with 17 points and 11 boards for Maia as they remained winless.

Penafiel - A.Musical 81-61
Penafiel improved at 5-2 record after they bruised Academia Musical. Fabio Fernandes (201-F-86) tallied 16 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for Penafiel. Joao Pereira netted 15 points in the winning effort. Valter Sargento responded with 16 points for Academia Musical.



LPB Round: 6 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
VSC Guimar. - Benfica 80-82
Benfica recorded the sixth straight win as they narrowly defeated VSC Guimaraes away from home. Will Frisby (203-F/C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Miami, FL) knocked dow 25 points and made 7 rebounds to pace the visitors. Diogo Carreira had 13 points for the defending champions. Rod Nealy answered with 17 points, 13 boards and 9 steals for Guimaraes.

Porto Ferpinta - Fisica 89-71
Porto registered the fifth win as they stormed past Fisica. Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International, college: Toledo) delivered 17 points and 6 boards for the winners. Rui Mota added 16 points for Porto. Austen Powers responded with 18 points and 12 boards for Fisica in the losing effort.

Sampaense - AD Vagos 101-87
Sampaense toppled AD Vagos behind 33 points from Ricondo Crutchfield (200-F/G-78, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Philadelphia). Joao Balseiro contributed 25 points in the winning case. AD Vagos answered with 27 points for AD Vagos.

CAB - Ovarense 60-79
Ovarense eased past CAB Madeira to stay undefeated. Miguel Miranda (205-F-78) knocked down 23 points for the winners. Shawn Jackson and Christopher Lee finished with 21 points apice for Ovarense. Mario Fernandes responded with 22 points for CAB Madeira.

Barreirense - Academica 69-67
Barreirense prevailed against Academica at home court. Shane Clark (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Villanova) poured in 24 points and collected 8 rebounds to lead the charge. Pedro Pinto had 16 points for Barreirense. Fernando Sousa delivered 18 points and 6 boards for Academica.

Illiabum - Ginasio 70-72
Ginasio escaped with a narrow road success over Illibaum. Brandon Dagans (185-G, college: Lewis) fired 25 points and collected 7 boards to lead the visitors. Jose Costa accounted for 15 points as Ginasio climbed at 2-4 record. James St.Robert responded with 19 points and 13 boards for Illibaum.



Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 6-0 
 2. Ovarense 6-0 
 3. Porto Ferpinta 5-1 
 4. Sampaense 4-2 
 5. Academica 3-3 
 6. VSC Guimar. 2-4 
 7. AD Vagos 2-4 
 8. Ginasio 2-4 
 9. CAB 2-4 
 10. Barreirense 2-4 
 11. Fisica 1-5 
 12. Illiabum 1-5 


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


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Brandon VOORHEES
  AD Vagos
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Voorhees, AD Vagos22.5 
 2. Dagans, Ginasio22.3 
 3. Crutchfield, Sampa.21.0 
 4. Powers, Fisica20.5 
 5. Schneider, CAB20.3 
 6. Soderberg, CAB18.3 
 7. Nealy, VSC Guimar.18.3 
 8. St.Robert, Illiabum18.2 
 9. Lee, Ovarense17.3 
 10. Smith, AD Vag.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Austen POWERS
  Fisica
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Powers, Fisica11.2 
 2. Nealy, VSC Guimar.11.2 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos10.7 
 4. St.Robert, Illiabum10.3 
 5. Lee, Ovarense9.7 
 6. Johnson, Fisica9.0 
 7. Thornton, Barreire.8.7 
 8. Wilson, Sampaense8.7 
 9. Johnson, Academica8.7 
 10. Terrell, Porto.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Porto Ferpinta
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 4
 1. Marcal, Porto F.4.0 
 2. Felix, Illiabum3.8 
 3. Costa, Ginasio2.7 
 4. Hunt, Porto F.2.5 
 5. Schneider, CAB2.5 
 6. Mims, VSC Guimar.2.5 
 7. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.5 
 8. Eddie, VSC Guimar.2.3 
 9. Balseiro, Sampa.2.3 
 10. Dagans, Ginas.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Felix, Illiabum7.5 
 2. Monteiro, AD Vagos5.5 
 3. Simoes, Academica5.4 
 4. Manarte, Ovarense5.3 
 5. Moss, AD Vagos5.0 
 6. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.7 
 7. Nealy, VSC Guimar.4.5 
 8. Costa, Ginasio4.3 
 9. Crutchfield, Sampa.4.3 
 10. Salvador, Fisi.4.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane CLARK
  Barreirense
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Clark, Barreirense2.0 
 2. Lee, Ovarense1.8 
 3. DeWitz, Benfica1.7 
 4. Terrell, Porto F.1.5 
 5. Smith, AD Vagos1.5 
 6. Wilson, Sampaense1.3 
 7. Jackson, Academica1.3 
 8. Frisby, Benfica1.2 
 9. Nealy, VSC Guimar.1.2 
 10. Johnson, Fisi.1.2 


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Div.A Round: 14 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Otopeni - Craiova 85-79
LeVar Seals (194-G-82, college: De Paul) nailed 16 points as his Otopeni rolled over Craiova 85:79. Capusan Andrei and Sulovic Nenad ended up with 13 points each, while Mandache Andrei and Andrei Dragos posted 11 apiece. Bassett O'Darien finished the night with 19 points for the guests.

Ploiesti - CSU Sibiu 69-59
Ploiesti improved to 12-2 record after the win over CSU Sibiu 69:59. Catalin Burlacu (210-C-77, agency: Court Side) paced all the winners with 19 points and 9 rebounds, while Ilic Nikola and Griffith Rashard had 10 each. Roberson Terrance poured in 16 points each in defeat.

Gaz Metan - Dinamo B. 82-59
Gaz Metan remains on top with 13-1 record as they roled over Dinamo 82:59. Deven Mitchell (196-F-84, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 19 points for the hosts and Howell Jarrett posted 15. Sokolov Tomco poured in 15 points and had 12 rebounds for the guests and Mocanu Viorel had 12.

Municipal B. - Mures 77-75
Municipal improved to 5-9 record beating Mures 77:75 on Saturday. Srboljub Samailovic (194-G-82) poured in 20 points, while Mijajlovic Sasa collected 18 points and 17 rebounds. Peciukas Vaidotas ended up with 28 points in the losing case.

Pitesti - Steaua Turabo 80-74
Pitesti crusied past Steaua Turabo 80:74 for 9-5 record. Darko Vujacic (201-G-79) ended up with 23 points while Paul Mihail-Octavian posted 16. Popescu Bogdan and Mack Monty answered with 22 points apiece in the losing effort.

Oradea - Rovinari 84-70
Oradea beat Rovinari 84:70 on Sunday for 6-8 records. Andelko Mandic (198-F-76) paced all the winners 21 points and Maric Nemanja nailed 15. Troupe Porter and Griffin Justin delivered 14 points each in the losing effort.

U.Mobitel.CN - Timisoara 81-74
Mobitelco CN beat Timisoara 81:74 in the start of the Regular Season Round 14. Zoran Krstanovic (205-C-82) top-scored for the winners with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Cuic Branko nailed 17 and Silvasan Mihai had 14. Velickovic Uros finished the night with 28 points for the guests.

Gladiator CN - Brasov 87-80
Gladiator CN rolled over Brasov 87:80 at the end of the Regular Season Round 14. Levi Levine (198-F-82, college: Albany) top-scored for the winners with 26 points, while Dawson LeRoy had 16 and Howard Ronald added 15 points and 12 boards. Bubanja Zeljko ended up with 20 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.



Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Craiova
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Bassett, Craiova23.6 
 2. Mack, Steaua T.22.7 
 3. Smith, CSU Sibiu20.1 
 4. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.19.8 
 5. Timus, Steaua T.19.7 
 6. Santana, Municipal B.19.6 
 7. Howell, Gaz Metan19.5 
 8. Peciukas, Mures18.3 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.18.2 
 10. Pesic, Timisoa.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Virgil CARUTASU
  Ploiesti
  (204-C-76)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.2 
 2. Smith, CSU Sibiu8.8 
 3. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.7 
 4. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.8.2 
 5. Masiulis, Mures7.7 
 6. Mijajlovic, Munici.7.7 
 7. Burlacu, Ploiesti7.5 
 8. Mocanu, Dinamo B.7.3 
 9. Gnjato, Oradea7.1 
 10. Waterstradt, Pit.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan5.7 
 2. Dzambic, Timisoara5.4 
 3. Helcioiu, Municipa.5.4 
 4. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.6 
 5. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.5 
 6. Roschnafsky, Gladia.4.4 
 7. Howard, Gladiato.4.3 
 8. Pesic, Timisoara4.2 
 9. Cooley, Mures4.2 
 10. Dawson, Gladia.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Cooley, Mures3.8 
 2. Johnson, CSU Sibiu3.2 
 3. Howell, Gaz Metan3.1 
 4. Hargrove, Ploiesti2.5 
 5. Bassett, Craiova2.4 
 6. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.4 
 7. Dawson, Gladiato.2.3 
 8. Medvedj, U.Mobite.2.3 
 9. Tyner, Rovinari2.2 
 10. Timus, Steaua.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Mures
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.2 
 2. Bubanja, Brasov1.8 
 3. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 4. Lazar, Oradea1.6 
 5. Dragovic, Craiova1.5 
 6. Vajda, Mures1.0 
 7. Rhymer, Gaz Metan0.9 
 8. Pantelic, Steaua T.0.9 
 9. Lawrence, U.Mobite.0.9 
 10. Harris, Craio.0.8 


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


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 24
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.24.0 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.20.4 
 3. Fields, Spartak SP19.4 
 4. Chalmers, Enisey18.8 
 5. Monya, Dynamo M.18.4 
 6. Rush, Triumph17.7 
 7. Lyday, Unics17.1 
 8. Flores, Krasnie .16.8 
 9. Shabalkin, Triumph16.3 
 10. Popovic, Uni.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei TRUSHKIN
  Krasnie Krilya
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Trushkin, Krasni.8.8 
 2. Monya, Dynamo M.7.9 
 3. Khryapa, CSKA7.3 
 4. Javtokas, Khimky7.1 
 5. Panin, Triumph7.0 
 6. Kaun, CSKA6.6 
 7. Nesterov, Triumph6.4 
 8. McCarty, Khimky6.3 
 9. Savenkov, Lokomoti.6.3 
 10. Antic, Lokomo.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest BREMER
  Krasnie Krilya
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Bremer, Krasnie .5.2 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.4.4 
 3. Bykov, Dynamo M.4.3 
 4. Fields, Spartak SP4.0 
 5. Flores, Krasnie .3.6 
 6. Chalmers, Enisey3.5 
 7. Lopez, Khimky3.5 
 8. Khryapa, CSKA3.4 
 9. Vyaltsev, Triumph3.3 
 10. Fridzon, Khim.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.3.0 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .2.3 
 3. Khryapa, CSKA2.3 
 4. Rush, Triumph2.1 
 5. Lyday, Unics2.0 
 6. Biggs, Krasnie Krilya2.0 
 7. Monya, Dynamo M.1.9 
 8. Surovtsev, Lokomoti.1.9 
 9. Sergeev, Triumph1.6 
 10. Chalmers, Enis.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandr SAVENKOV
  Lokomotiv K.
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Savenkov, Lokomoti.1.7 
 2. Monya, Dynamo M.1.6 
 3. Mozgov, Khimky1.3 
 4. Trushkin, Krasni.1.2 
 5. Shukhovtsov, Lokomo.1.0 
 6. Kaun, CSKA1.0 
 7. Vorontsevich, CSKA1.0 
 8. Khryapa, CSKA0.9 
 9. Javtokas, Khimky0.9 
 10. Sokolov, CS.0.8 


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


Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Smederevo 9-2 
 2. Superfund 9-2 
 3. Jagodina 8-3 
 4. Crnokosa 8-3 
 5. Radnicki O. 7-3 
 6. Vojvodina 6-5 
 7. Zeleznicar I. 6-5 
 8. Mladost CA 5-6 
 9. FMP II 5-6 
 10. Vrbas 3-8 
 11. Zdravlje 3-8 
 12. Jug Vranje 3-8 
 13. Partizan II 2-8 
 14. Beovuk 72 2-9 


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dragan MARKOVIC
  Napredak
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Markovic, Napredak18.9 
 2. Rakic, Novi Sad17.7 
 3. Kruscic, Beograd17.1 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.4 
 5. Mladenovic, Ergon.16.1 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.15.8 
 7. Micevic, Borac15.3 
 8. Andjusic, Mega V.15.3 
 9. Martinic, Vojvodina14.9 
 10. Lepojevic, Beogr.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nenad CANAK
  Tamis
  (204-F-76)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Canak, Tamis10.7 
 2. Lukovic, Radnic.8.1 
 3. Jelovac, Mega V.7.8 
 4. Mikic, KG 067.4 
 5. Ljubojevic, Novi S.7.4 
 6. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.4 
 7. Dramicanin, Borac6.6 
 8. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.5 
 9. Pobric, Novi Sad6.4 
 10. Vukosavljevi., Prol.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.6.9 
 2. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.7 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.5 
 4. Martinic, Vojvodina4.1 
 5. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.9 
 6. Rakic, Novi Sad3.8 
 7. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 8. Djordjevic, Sloga3.4 
 9. Radulovic, Masinac3.4 
 10. Korac, Beogr.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marko VULIN
  Proleter Naft.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.4 
 2. Martinic, Vojvodina2.1 
 3. Dundjerski, Beograd2.1 
 4. Dimitrijevic, Sloga1.8 
 5. Djordjevic, Sloga1.8 
 6. Dasic, Sloga1.7 
 7. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.7 
 8. Pistoljevic, Radnic.1.7 
 9. Stajic, Tamis1.7 
 10. Miljkovic, Masin.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.1.7 
 2. Bircevic, Metalac1.7 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.4 
 4. Petric, KG 061.3 
 5. Maravic, Mega V.1.2 
 6. Bjegovic, Masinac1.2 
 7. Buric, Tamis1.2 
 8. Arsic, Masinac0.7 
 9. Dramicanin, Borac0.7 
 10. Marojevic, Metal.0.7 


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All-Star Weekend in Slovakia - by Eurobasket News
West - East 120:110
The Extraliga All-Star Game took place in Bratislava yesterday. The West selection held off their East opponents in a highly entertaining clash. Peter Dorazil (199-F/C-89) exploded with 21 points to lead the charge for the East. He was trumped the MVP of the encounter after the game. The West built a 14-point lead at the interval. East almost erased the deficit in the second part of the game but could not succeed at the end.
Dametri Hill (202-C-74, college: Florida) knocked down 18 points to pace the winners. David Jackson (193-G-86, college: W.Illinois) added 17 points, while Yemi Nicholson (208-C-83, college: Denver) finished with 16 points for the West. Gregory Immink (178-G-83, college: Hope (MI)) was responsible for 16 points for the East. Pavel Bosak (192-G-82) delivered 14 points in the losing effort.
The traditional contest were held during halftime break of the All-Star Game. Gregory Immink and Richard Klein got into the Final of the Three-Point Shootout. Gregory Immink celebrated a 20:14 victory to take the crown of the best shooter.
The Dunk Contest put David Jackson and Branislav Brlita on the line. David Jackson triumphed with a couple of spectacular jams.

West: Dametri Hill 18, David Jackson 17, Yemi Nicholson 16
East: Peter Dorazil 21, Gregory Immink 16, Pavel Bosak 14



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Thirty-Nine teams confirmed for Youth Olympic Games - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Thirty-nine National teams from all corners of the globe will play 3-on-3 basketball at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this summer.

The YOG is a platform through which youngsters will learn about Olympic values and the benefits of sport. The hope is that they will share their experiences with other communities around the globe.

FIBA received praise by the IOC for the innovative approach of using the 3-on-3 format in Singapore.

All five FIBA zones Africa, Oceania, Asia, the Americas and Europe will have representation.

Egypt, India, South Africa and the Central African Republic, countries where the sport doesnt gain as much worldwide attention in the five-on-five game, will be among the 20 mens sides while Chile, Ivory Coast and Vanuatu will be in the 20-strong womens competition.

Africa will have six teams while Asia and the Americas will have eight and nine teams, respectively.

Europe will have 13 teams and Oceania three.

To make certain of the worldwide representation, the decision was taken to not allow countries to have teams in both the mens and womens tournaments with the exception of Singapore, because they are hosts, and the United States, who have top four sides in both genders of the FIBA World Rankings.

FIBA President Bob Elphinston said: Instead of the traditional system which the IOC had suggested, which would have been six teams, we will actually have 20 boys teams and 20 girls' teams.


Its a remarkable opportunity. For example, Vanuatu, a very small country in the Pacific, a member of FIBA Oceania Zone, has been selected in the girls basketball competition. The Youth Olympic Games is also about what they call universality.

Many different countries need to get a chance to participate.

Countries were able to ask the IOC which sports they would like to participate in. In turn, FIBA nominated the best federations, so Russia, Spain, China, Australia, etc, were clearly in that group. Then we also settled on a second group of developing countries that are doing a good job in the development of the sport.

Mali will be among the womens sides at the Youth Olympic Games and the FIBA Central Board member from the country, Salamatou Maiga, spoke about the game in her country and next summers big tournament.

Maiga said: Mali is the best team in Africa in all of womens basketball. Mali will do very well in the new experience of the 3-on-3.

Young players in Mali will all play with a lot of heart.

Turkey was confirmed in the mens tournament and the countrys basketball federation president Turgay Demirel said: Were proud of being a part of this, the 3-on-3 concept. This will be exciting for our young players who are going to take part.

Outdoor basketball, 3-on-3 basketball is big here already. Some tournaments are done by sponsors.

The 20 teams in the womens competition will be decided jointly by IOC/FIBA later.

Youth Olympic Games basketball participants confirmed on Sunday:

Mens teams: Argentina, Central African Republic, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, USA and US Virgin Islands.

Womens teams: Angola, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Korea, Mali, Russia, Singapore, USA, Vanuatu.
FIBA



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KBL Round: 27 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
ET Land B.Sl. - Daegu Orions 100-89
ET Land celebrated the 6th victory in the League beating Daegu Orions 100:89. Bell Rashad (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) was unstoppable with 40 points for the winners and Seo Jang-Hoon followed him with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Hill Herbert responded with 32 points in defeat and Kim Seung-Hyun posted 23.

Mobis Phoebus - Sonic Boom KT 78-80
Sonic Boom KT outscored Mobis Phoebus 80:78 in the top game of the Regular Season Round 27 as the winners improved to 17-8 record. Ham Ji-Hoon (198-C/F-84) 's 23 points were not enough for Mobis that is still on top with 17-7 record.

KCC Egis - Mobis Phoebus 95-104
KCC Egis lost to Mobis Phoebus 95:104 on December 12th. Haynes Aaron led the way with 22 points, Ham Ji-Hoon collected 21 points, 11 boards and 9 assists, while Dunston Bryant had 20 points and 10 boards. Johnson Ivan answered with 30 points and 12 boards in the losing case.

Dongbu Promy - SK Knights 90-81
Dongbu Promy opened Round 27th with the win over SK Knights 90:81. Chandler Marquin (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, Pyo Myung-Il added 16 and Kim Joo-Sung as well as Jones Jonathan had 12 each. Joo Hee-Jung and Bang, Sung-Yoon combined 35 points in defeat.

KT&G Kites - LG Sakers 87-74
KT&G Kites jumped to 8-15 record after the win over LG Sakers 87:74. Daniels Chris (211-C-84) top-scored for the winners with 32 points and 11 rebounds, while Hwang Jin-Won posted 20. Alexander Chris ended up with 21 points in the losing case and Ki Seung-Ho had 16.

Samsung Th. - KT&G Kites 82-73
Samsung beat KT&G Kites 82:73 on December 12th. Sandrin Eric (206-F/C-78, college: Seattle Pacific) paced all the winners with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Thomas Victor poured in 18. Daniels Chris chipped in 20 points for the Kites.



Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Mobis Phoebus 17-7 
 2. Sonic Boom KT 17-8 
 3. Dongbu Promy 15-9 
 4. KCC Egis 15-9 
 5. LG Sakers 14-11 
 6. Samsung Th. 13-10 
 7. KT&G Kites 8-15 
 8. SK Knights 8-16 
 9. Daegu Orions 7-16 
 10. ET Land B.Sl. 6-19 


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


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.20.5 
 2. Roe, Tenerife18.3 
 3. Morley, Burgos17.9 
 4. Hughes, Leon17.1 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.17.0 
 6. Riera, Mallorca16.1 
 7. Urtasun, Leon15.5 
 8. Blanch, Mallorca15.5 
 9. Donaldson, La La.15.3 
 10. DeVries, Giro.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Donaldson, La La.11.3 
 2. Starosta, Melilla10.0 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.8.5 
 4. Arteaga, Palencia8.5 
 5. Padgett, La Palma8.3 
 6. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.2 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife7.9 
 8. Northen, Mallorca7.9 
 9. Adrien, Breogan7.6 
 10. Turner, Vive.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jorge JIMENEZ
  Melilla
  (182-G-81)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Jimenez, Melilla4.7 
 2. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.5 
 3. Perez, Cornella3.6 
 4. Garrido, La Laguna3.5 
 5. Mena, La Palma3.5 
 6. Quinteros, CAI Z.3.3 
 7. Lescano, CAI Z.3.2 
 8. Rivero, CAI Z.3.1 
 9. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.3.1 
 10. Bivia, Mallor.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.3.1 
 2. Blanch, Mallorca2.5 
 3. Rabaseda, Cornella2.3 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.2 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.2 
 6. Bernabe, Leon2.1 
 7. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.2.0 
 8. Xavier, Breogan1.8 
 9. Victor, Vive M.1.8 
 10. Mena, La Pal.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Donaldson, La La.1.8 
 2. Naymick, Caceres1.8 
 3. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 4. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.5 
 5. Samb, Cornella1.5 
 6. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.4 
 7. Joseph, Cornella1.2 
 8. Green, Mallorca1.2 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.2 
 10. Northen, Mallor.1.1 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Pigram, Andorra19.1 
 2. Higgs, L''Hospitalet17.5 
 3. Freimanis, Qalat C.16.1 
 4. Howard, Guadalaj.16.1 
 5. Salson, Huesca15.8 
 6. Vereen, Rosalia15.8 
 7. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.6 
 8. Silvestre, Plasencia15.4 
 9. Barcelo, Plasencia14.9 
 10. Johnson, Hues.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Guadalajara
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Howard, Guadalaj.10.4 
 2. Ayon, Illescas10.2 
 3. Thompson, ADT T.9.8 
 4. Miller, Huelva9.5 
 5. Santana, Caja Rioja8.9 
 6. Drame, Andorra8.0 
 7. Silvestre, Plasencia7.8 
 8. Freimanis, Qalat C.7.7 
 9. Andrews, Huesca7.6 
 10. Johnson, Hues.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja4.6 
 2. Lopez, Coruna4.3 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.3 
 4. Gonzalez, Navarra4.2 
 5. Rodriguez, Rosalia4.0 
 6. Marcos, Alcazar3.9 
 7. Santamaria, ADT T.3.8 
 8. Canals, Alaior3.7 
 9. Uriz, Santurtzi3.7 
 10. Guigou, Illesc.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alfredo OTT
  Caja Rioja
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ott, Caja Rioja2.6 
 2. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.5 
 3. Gomez, Huelva2.5 
 4. Johnson, Huesca2.3 
 5. Barcelo, Plasencia2.2 
 6. Lyons, Alcazar2.1 
 7. Miller, Coruna2.1 
 8. Alonso, Matchmind2.1 
 9. Martinez, Huelva2.1 
 10. Higgs, L''Hospital.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  ADT Tarragona
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Thompson, ADT T.1.5 
 2. Adams, Navarra1.3 
 3. Biyombo, Illescas1.1 
 4. Sekulic, Plasencia1.1 
 5. Matali, Andorra1.0 
 6. Andrews, Huesca1.0 
 7. De Santana, Caja R.1.0 
 8. Miller, Huelva0.9 
 9. Williams, Matchmind0.9 
 10. Parmer, Navar.0.8 


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Melilla 11-2 
 2. CAI Zaragoza 10-3 
 3. Girona 10-3 
 4. Vive Menorca 9-4 
 5. Leon 8-5 
 6. Breogan 7-6