EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/21/2009

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andrija ZIZIC
  Cedevita
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Zizic, Cedevita17.5 
 2. Tomic, KK Zagreb17.2 
 3. Tomas, Cibona16.6 
 4. Videnov, Crvena Z.15.5 
 5. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.15.3 
 6. Sehovic, Bosna S.14.5 
 7. Mason, Siroki E.14.5 
 8. Ruzic, Zadar13.6 
 9. Delic, Helios13.5 
 10. Dragicevic, Crvena.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  KK Zagreb
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Tomic, KK Zagreb8.6 
 2. Maric, Partizan8.6 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.7.8 
 4. Ruzic, Zadar7.0 
 5. Raduljica, FMP6.5 
 6. Roberts, Partizan6.5 
 7. Marjanovic, Hemof.6.4 
 8. Zizic, Cedevita6.3 
 9. Golubovic, U.Olimpija5.8 
 10. Sehovic, Bosna.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Mocnik, Helios6.3 
 2. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.4.9 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm4.9 
 4. Mason, Siroki E.4.8 
 5. Anderson, Cedevita4.7 
 6. Stipcevic, Zadar4.7 
 7. Gordon, Cibona4.2 
 8. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.2 
 9. Becirovic, U.Olimpija4.0 
 10. Jeretin, Buducno.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McCalebb, Partizan3.1 
 2. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.3 
 3. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.8 
 4. Krstic, KK Zagreb1.8 
 5. Jagodnik, Hemofarm1.8 
 6. Mocnik, Helios1.8 
 7. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.1.7 
 8. Stemberger, Siroki E.1.7 
 9. Gordon, Cibona1.7 
 10. Urazmanov, Radnic.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Vladimir DRAGICEVIC
  Buducnost
  (206-C/F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.5 
 2. Vranes, Partizan1.2 
 3. Zoric, KK Zagreb1.2 
 4. Golubovic, U.Olimpija1.1 
 5. Macvan, Hemofarm1.0 
 6. Marjanovic, Hemof.1.0 
 7. Maras, Buducnost1.0 
 8. Ruzic, Zadar0.7 
 9. Samardziski, FMP0.6 
 10. Plaisted, Zad.0.6 


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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONS CUP   


Quarterfinals: Gallant Kano Pillars go down to Primeiro 74-94 - by Eurobasket News
Premiero dAgosto kept its invincibility run alive with a 94-74 points victory over Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria to land a semi-final ticket. The exciting game one of the best played by the Nigerian and FIBA Africa Zone-III champion saw the defending champion winning three of the four quarters by 20-08, 28-20, 20-27 and 26-19 to set-up a semi-final battle against host APR Lions. Primeiros Mario Correia (189-G-78, college: Bryant) led his team with 17 points and 6 rebounds, Miguel Lutonda (185-G-71) recorded 14 points, Carlos Almeida contributed 12 points just as the duo of Rodrigo Mascarenhas (197-F-80) and Armando Costa (192-G-83) added 11 and 10 points each with Joaquim Gomes (200-C/F-80, college: Valparaiso) grabbing 11 rebounds for the defending champion. Kano Pillars points guard, Abubakar Usman (192-G-86) led the floor with 21 points while the duo of Abdulrahman Mohammed (191-G-77) and Anthony Koko added 11 points each.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


Quarterfinals: APR subdue Interclub, book semi-final ticket - by Eurobasket News
Host of the 2009 edition of the final round of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men, APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda Saturday made it through to the semi-final with 99-80 points victory over Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville. The Kigali-based side subdue their opponent in all four quarters by 26-14, 24-19, 23-22 and 26-25 points to set up a semi-fnal confrontation against the winner of the last quarter-final game between Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria and defending champion, Primeiro dAgosto basketball club of Angola. APR Lions points guard, Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) led the floor with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, Robert Thomson (208-C-82, college: Fairfield) contributed 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 block-shot while the trio of Mathew Miller, Michael Bazangu and Karim Mkusi added 18, 14 and 10 points each to give their first ever semi-final birth for their side.
Courtesy of fiba-afrique.org


Quarterfinals: Mazembe stops ASPAC run 86-82 - by Eurobasket News
The quarter-final game between ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo and ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic was indeed a game to watch as both side treated the large crowd at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda to the best basketball display. Though the Congolese side won the hard battle by 86-82 points of 27-14, 21-23, 19-17 and 19-28 it was ASPAC off-guard Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90) who stole the show of the day with his beautiful run and scoring prowess. The young lad accumulated 31 points and 9 rebounds to increase his points accumulation to 130 points from 5 games. ASB Mazembe Kantu Kubala led his team with 25 points and 4 rebounds while his teammates Mbav Kabwit had a double double effort of 18 points and 12 rebounds with Aubin Kasongo adding 16 points and 6 rebounds to stop the ASPAC run in the final round of the 24th edition of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men. With the win over ASPAC, Mazembe has thus set-up a semi-final duet against Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola on Sunday at 19h00 while ASPAC will continue its search for a comfortable placement with a classification game against Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya.
Courtesy of: fiba-afrique.org


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  ANGOLA   


24th AFCCM (Q/Finals): Petro zoom into semi-finals, beat Coop-Bank - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola Saturday became the first team to make it to the last four of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men holding at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda.

Petro who top group-A to set up the quarter-final clash against the Kenyan proved a hard side for the Kenyan winning in all four quarters of 31-10, 26-17, 29-09 and 24-20 for a final score-line of 106-56 points.

Petro Mario Porter led the floor with 19 points and 6 rebounds, Roberto Fortes 16 points and Hermenegildo Mbunga added 13 points for their side victory.

Petro will now square up against the winner of the quarter-final clash between ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo and ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic in the second semi-final billed for Sunday at 19h00.

Mario Porter (198-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider)


24th AFCCM (Q/Finals): Gallant Kano Pillars go down to Primeiro 74-94 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Premiero dAgosto kept its invincibility run alive with a 94-74 points victory over Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria to land a semi-final ticket.

The exciting game one of the best played by the Nigerian and FIBA Africa Zone-III champion saw the defending champion winning three of the four quarters by 20-08, 28-20, 20-27 and 26-19 to set-up a semi-final battle against host APR Lions at 17h00.

Primeiros Mario Correia led his team with 17 points and 6 rebounds, Miguel Lutonda recorded 14 points, Carlos Almeida contributed 12 points just as the duo of Rodrigo Mascarenhas and Armando Costa added 11 and 10 points each with Joaquim Gomes grabbing 11 rebounds for the defending champion.

Kano Pillars points guard, Abubakar Usman led the floor with 21 points while the duo of Abdulrahman Mohammed and Anthony Koko added 11 points each.

Carlos Almeida (193-G/F-76)


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  ARGENTINA   


Super 8 day 3 - by Facundo Iatzky
Atenas 75 Boca 71
It was a hard game for atenas after the unexpected decision of Ruben Magnano about leaving the team. Despite this the team was concentrated in the second half and could get the victory. Juan Figueroa was the leader and Cantero and Kante were the top scorers.

Boca (71): Nicolas Aguirre 0, Cedric Moodie 11, Brian Woodward 24, Gabriel Mikulas 17, Derrick Alston 5 (st). Nelson Ingles 6, Fernando Martina 4, Mariano Fierro 4,. coach: Pablo DAngelo.

Atenas (75): Juan Pablo Figueroa 9, Andre Laws 9, Juan Manuel Locatelli 9, Diego Lo Grippo 8, Djibril Kante (201-C-80, college: Indiana St.) 15 (st). Juan Pablo Cantero 11, Cristian Romero 5, Diego Osella 4, Felipe Pais 5. coach: Alejandro Lotterio.

Penarol 78 Sionista 65
Solid performance of Penarol. They won to a very complicated team, that play really well. Coach Hernandez made a great job stopping the excellent offensive game of sionista and Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) had an outstandig game. Now they are bliged to win against Atenas in the big final tonight.

Penarol 78: S.Rodriguez 11, M.Jones 5, M.Mata 8, L.Gutierrez 22 M.Leiva 8 (st); F.Campazzo 8, A.Reinick 1, S.Vega 6 A.Diez 9. coach: Sergio Hernandez.

Juventud Sionista 65: L.Cequeira 10, R.Iglesias 2, J.Martinez 10, A.Zilli 12 C.Robinson 17 (st); C.Dixon 4, M.Fioretti 5, D.Hure 3, L.Malloy 2 L.Masieri 0. coach: Sebastian Svetliza.



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Standings
O Standings
 1. Patriots 8-2 
 2. Singapore S. 6-4 
 3. Satria Muda 6-5 
 4. Barracudas 4-5 
 5. KL Dragons 4-6 
 6. Thailand Tigers 3-9 


ASEAN-League Round: 11 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Philip.Patriots - KL Dragons 76-70
Brandon Powell (194-G/F-87, college: Marshall) scored 20 points to lead the Philippine Patriots past KL Dragons. Jason Dixon helped his teammate with 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Patriots recorded the eighth win. Chris Kuete responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds for KL Dragons in defeat.

Thailand Tigers - Satria Muda 58-69
The Thailand Tigers surrendered against visiting Satria Muda. Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) scored 25 points to lead the Jakarta outfit to the sixth win in the league. Nakiea Miller added 20 points and 22 boards in the victory. Chaz Twan Briggs responded with 22 points and 19 rebounds for the Tigers.

Singapore S. - Thailand Tigers 69-66
The Singapore Slingers snapped three-game losing skid and eked a narrow win over the Thailand Tigers. Jeffers Kyle (206-C-85, college: Oregon St.) delivered 20 points and 13 boards for the Slingers. Michael LeBlanc and Marcus Ng contributed 15 points and 9 rebounds each for the winning side. Piyapong Piroon responded with 19 points for the Tigers.



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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Penney, Breakers21.8 
 2. McKee, Hawks18.8 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles18.5 
 4. Ballinger, 36ers18.2 
 5. Gilchrist, 36ers18.2 
 6. Hodge, Tigers17.8 
 7. Ubaka, Blaze16.4 
 8. Bruton, Breakers16.3 
 9. Redhage, Perth16.2 
 10. Worthington, T.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Holmes, 36ers7.5 
 2. Roberts, Crocodiles7.4 
 3. Davidson, Hawks7.3 
 4. Rickert, Breakers7.3 
 5. Rychart, Taipans7.2 
 6. Schenscher, Perth7.1 
 7. Worthington, Tig.7.0 
 8. Redhage, Perth6.7 
 9. Petrie, Blaze6.4 
 10. Gilchrist, 36e.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Hodge, Tigers6.3 
 2. McKee, Hawks4.6 
 3. Ubaka, Blaze4.4 
 4. Gilchrist, 36ers4.3 
 5. Bruton, Breakers3.9 
 6. Gibson, Blaze3.6 
 7. Crosswell, Tigers3.6 
 8. Boucher, Breakers3.5 
 9. Penney, Breakers3.3 
 10. Groves, 36e.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Saville, Hawks1.7 
 2. Jones, Taipans1.4 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles1.4 
 4. McKee, Hawks1.3 
 5. Hodge, Tigers1.3 
 6. Martin, Perth1.3 
 7. Robbins, Perth1.2 
 8. Bruton, Breakers1.2 
 9. Boucher, Breakers1.2 
 10. Lisch, Per.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Hodge, Tigers1.7 
 2. Penney, Breakers1.0 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles0.8 
 4. Worthington, Tig.0.8 
 5. Rickert, Breakers0.8 
 6. Lisch, Perth0.7 
 7. Melzer, Taipans0.7 
 8. Maxey, Blaze0.7 
 9. Rychart, Taipans0.6 
 10. Crosswhite, Tai.0.5 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Blaze 10-7 
 2. Crocodiles 10-8 
 3. Hawks 9-7 
 4. Perth 9-7 
 5. 36ers 9-8 
 6. Breakers 9-9 
 7. Taipans 8-11 
 8. Tigers 4-11 


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Furstenfeld 11-1 
 2. Wels 11-2 
 3. Klosterneub. 10-2 
 4. Gmunden 9-4 
 5. Kapfenberg 9-4 
 6. Oberwart 7-6 
 7. St.Polten 7-6 
 8. Arkadia 6-7 
 9. Gussing 4-9 
 10. Vienna 2-11 
 11. Worthersee 1-12 
 12. UBSC Graz 0-13 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Deteri MAYES
  Gmunden
  (189-G-74)
  Avg: 21
 1. Mayes, Gmunden21.0 
 2. Roderick, Arkadia20.0 
 3. Dilys, Arkadia19.5 
 4. Francois, Gussing19.2 
 5. Kugerl, Kapfenberg19.2 
 6. Nagler, Klostern.19.0 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten17.3 
 8. Levy, Oberwart17.3 
 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.9.0 
 3. Johnson, Oberwart8.4 
 4. McCandies, Worth.8.0 
 5. Conley, Wels7.4 
 6. Moric, Klostern.7.2 
 7. Heard, Gussing7.0 
 8. Mahalbasic, Worth.7.0 
 9. Kugerl, Kapfenberg6.6 
 10. Speiser, St.Polt.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (174-G-86)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Danek, Arkadia5.2 
 2. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.6 
 3. Woschank, Kapfe.4.6 
 4. Richards, Gussing4.3 
 5. Boylan, Gmunden3.8 
 6. O''Neal, Vienna3.8 
 7. Creddle, Klostern.3.7 
 8. Zeleznik, UBSC G.3.7 
 9. Schreiner, St.Po.3.7 
 10. Nelson, Kapfenbe.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Arkadia
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Roderick, Arkadia2.7 
 2. O''Neal, Vienna1.9 
 3. Payton, Vienna1.9 
 4. Boylan, Gmunden1.8 
 5. Anderson, Vienna1.8 
 6. Jandl, St.Polten1.7 
 7. Bobb, Klosterneub.1.7 
 8. Conley, Wels1.6 
 9. Richards, Gussing1.5 
 10. Fields, We.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.3 
 2. Anderson, Vienna0.8 
 3. Heard, Gussing0.6 
 4. Roderick, Arkadia0.5 
 5. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.5 
 6. Linhart, Furstenf.0.5 
 7. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.5 
 8. Francois, Gussing0.4 
 9. Conley, Wels0.4 
 10. Moric, Kloste.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 5-12 
 7. Vitalyur 2-15 
 8. Temp-OSHVSM 1-15 


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  BELGIUM   


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


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  BENIN   


24th AFCCM (Q/Finals): Mazembe stops ASPAC run 86-82 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
The quarter-final game between ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo and ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic was indeed a game to watch as both side treated the large crowd at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda to the best basketball display.

Though the Congolese side won the hard battle by 86-82 points of 27-14, 21-23, 19-17 and 19-28 it was ASPAC off-guard Mohammed Bukar who stole the show of the day with his beautiful run and scoring prowess.

The young lad accumulated 31 points and 9 rebounds to increase his points accumulation to 130 points from 5 games.

ASB Mazembe Kantu Kubala led his team with 25 points and 4 rebounds while his teammates Mbav Kabwit had a double double effort of 18 points and 12 rebounds with Aubin Kasongo adding 16 points and 6 rebounds to stop the ASPAC run in the final round of the 24th edition of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men.

With the win over ASPAC, Mazembe has thus set-up a semi-final duet against Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola on Sunday at 19h00 while ASPAC will continue its search for a comfortable placement with a classification game against Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya at 13h00 on Sunday.

Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90)


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  BOSNIA   


D1: Capljina prevailed against Zrinjski MC in Mostar - by Miljan Veskovic
HKK Capljina Lasta climbed at 7-4 record after they handled the hosts Zrinjski MC 76:85. In this very equal game between the two rivals from Herzegovina Capljina succeeded to outperform the hosts, and to achive the first victory as a guest this season. The regular part of the game finished 70:70 while in the overtime the boys of coach Ante Nazor completely outsmarted Zrinjski MC and proved that they have quality to reach the second stage of the championsip and to partecipate in the 'League 6'. The match in itself was played in the great atmosphere but it was at the edge of the incident. Both teams complaned about referees decisions and the way they led the game. However this was the first home loss of the season for Zrinjski MC.

HKK Zrinjski MC Mostar - HKK HKK Capljina Lasta 76:85

HKK Zrinjski MC: Rimac 20, Vrsaljko 15, Klarica 16, Tomovic 16, Gligora M. 7, Gligora L 8, Ramljak 4, Oroz 3, Petric 2, Sakota 1, Lovric 1.

HKK HKK Capljina Lasta: Jelcic 18, Galic 14, Bakovic 10, Leric 9, Radovanovic 8, Brkic 6, Raguz 5, Opancar 3, Prce 3, Jerkic 2.



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


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  BULGARIA   


Levski continue with wins - by Valentin Anguelov
A leader in the NBL record ninth consecutive win in this year championship. Today Levski won in one of the toughest arenas in the country. In 'Balkan' hall in Botevgrad Levski defeat Balkan 109-99 after an amazing match of Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi). American scored 38 points and added 11 assists and showed that at the moment is in great shape. The match was very interesting and highly effective, but the guests have shown greater peace, joy and won for their disappointed the audience in the hall.


The 'blues' started strongly and went ahead with the 10-4. Balkan took the lead for the first time with a basket by Atanas Radev for 19-17 three minutes before the end of the first quarter. However, guests have returned the leadership and closed the first ten minutes at the 25-30 result.


With a tripple by Pavel Ivanov the guests had 8 points advantage in the beginning of the second part, but a series of consecutive baskets by Balkan allowed them to come back. Another three pointer by Harper again brought Levski ahead while later visitors were up for the first time in the match with a two-digit difference, 38-48 three minutes before the end of the first half. By the end, however, a series of 12-2 for the hosts put the score 50-50 at the half time break.


Second half started with a triple by Jordan Bozov and the host team went ahead for the first time by 3 points in the game. They continued to keep in the first three minutes after the break, but once again it was Harper to bring back the visiting team in the game. Balkan even took the lead by 4 points two minutes before the end of the third quarter. Levski was able to reverse the score and amazing three pointer by Harper at the end of the third quarter made result 76-80 in visitor's favor.


The last quarter began with a series of 7-0 for the 'blues' in the first three minutes. Bozov managed to score a field goal for the hosts, but in the following minutes they weren't able to fall below the 8 points margin. Two minutes and a half before the end it was Bobby Frasor to put the game out of reach with a three pointer from the corner.


Donald Cole was the second most effective player for winners with 21 points, Bobby Frasor and Stefan Georgiev scored 12 apiece.


For the hosts Bozov scored 26 points and added 7 assists while Ivan Lilov added 21. Atanas Radev added 15 points, 5 boards and 5 assists while Martin Marinov managed four 3-pointers and ended with 14 points.


The following matches will be played next year, when Levski will be a guest of Rilski Sportist on 9 January while Balkan will travel for a match with Spartak in Pleven.



FULL STATS OF THE BALKAN - LEVSKI GAME



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  CHILE   


First defeat for Briones in Uruguay - by Daniel Valencia
Patricio Briones (213-C-72, college: Dade CC) played his second game with Atletico Tabare in the uruguayan league.

Against Trouville, Atletico Tabare was defeated 67-61, and continues in the last place of the league with 3 games remaining in the regular season. Patricio Briones played 22 minutes, scoring 9 points (3/5 3pt ; 0/3 fg ; 0/2 ft), with 4 rebounds (1/3), 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal.

The next game for Atletico Tabare will be this tuesday against Olimpia.


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  CHINA   


CBA First Round Game Result - by Robert Wang
CBA just played their first round games tonight and all teams attended except Qing Dao team. Here is the games result
Shang Hai 101:102 Zhe Jiang Guang Sha, Fu Jian SBS 105:102 Dong Guan Centry, Shan Xi 83 : 88 Shan Dong, Xin Jiang 103:98 Shan Xi, Jiang Su 112:107 Zhe Jiang Chou Zhou, Ba Yi 87:108 Guang Dong, Ji Lin 106:98 Bei jing , Liao Ning 103:87 Tian Jin . Qing Dao will play their 1st game with other teams who would play their 2nd round since there are only 17 teams in CBA this year.



CBA Round: 1 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Fujian - DongGuan 105-102
Six players scored in double figures as Fujian overcame DongGuan 105:102. McCoy Jelani (208-C-77, college: UCLA) paced all of them with 27 points and 11 rebounds and Gong Songlin added 20 points. Tate DaJuan answered with 34 points in the losing effort.

Xinjiang - Shaanxi 103-98
Xinjiang cruised past Shaanxi 103:98 as Gaines Charles (201-F-81, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: S.Mississippi) stepped up with 38 points and 13 rebounds. Myron Allen had 16 points and 5 assists, while Xu Guozhong posted 14. Tim Pickett led Shaanxi with 38 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.

Jilin - Beijing 106-98
Jilin outscored Beijing 106:98 as Leon Rogers started his new season with 34 points and 8 rebounds. Bozeman Cedric (198-G-83, college: UCLA) answered with 30 points and 11 rebounds for Beijing and James Mays had 25 points.

Bayi - Guandong 87-108
Guangdong destroyed Bayi 108:87 behind 23 points from Wang Shipeng (197-F/G-83) and Zhou Peng had 19. Mo Ke led Bayi with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Wang Zhizhi produced 19 points and 9 rebounds.

Jiangsu - Zhejiang C. 112-107
Johnson DerMarr (206-G-80, college: Cincinnati) exploded with 43 points as his Jiangsu had a 112:107 victory over Zhejiang. Jameel Watkins followed him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Marcus Williams ended up with 35 points, while Andre Brown had 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

Shanxi Zh. - Shandong 83-88
Emmett Andre (196-G/F-82, college: Texas Tech) top-scored in the first round for his Shandong with 53 points and 7 rebounds as they beat Shan Xi 88:83. Stromile Swift added 14 points and 6 rebounds. Michael Sweetney answered with 25 points and 10 rebounds for Shan Xi.

Shanghai - Zhejiang G.L. 101-102 OT
Zhejiang won the opener of 2009-2010 season over Shanghai 102:101 in overtime. Ramos Peter John and White Rodney (206-F-80, college: Charlotte) top-scored for the winners with 23 points each, while Lin Chih-Chieh netted 17. Lucas John responded with 30 points in defeat.

Liaoning - TianJin R. 103-87
Liaoning rolled over Tianjin in their opener 103:87. Zhang Qingpeng (190-G-81) top-scored for the winners with 33 points, while Li Xiaoxu collected 22 points and 15 rebounds. Herve Lamizana responded with 26 points and 7 rebounds for Tianjin.



CBA Completes First Round of 2009-2010 Season - by Arthur Volbert
Seven Sunday games completed the first round of the CBA season. Again imports dominated but some Chinese stars began to emerge. Young Yu Shulong (185-G-90) of Jilin was the brightest new star in the first week, extending his fine performance in the National Games.

Jelani McCoy had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead Fujian to a 105-102 victory over Dongguan. Gong Songlin scored 20 points and Chris Porter had 15 points and 9 rebounds. Lv Xiaoming had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. DaJuan Tate led Dongguan with 34 points and 6 rebounds. Qiu Biao had 27 points and 5 rebounds. Zhang Kai had 19 points and 10 rebounds. 208 cm Song Kangming had 9 points and 9 rebounds. Alexander Johnson only had 7 points in 13 minutes. Meng Duo only played 6 minutes and 7-3 Sun Zhe sat on the bench.

Shandong defeated Shan Xi (formerly Shanxi Zhongyu) 88-83. Andre Emmitt had 53 points and 7 rebounds. Stromile Swift had 14 points and 6 rebounds. The two imports were the only Shandong players in double figures. Shandong's group of promising young Chinese players did virtually nothing. Michael Sweetney had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Shan Xi. Wei Mingliang had 15 points. Duan Jiangpeng and Zhang Xuewen each scored 11. Maurice Taylor played less than a minute.

Dermarr Johnson had 43 points and 5 rebounds to lead Jiangsu to a 112-107 victory over Zhejiang. Jameel Watkins had 21 points and 7 rebounds. Meng Da scored 11 and Yi Li scored 10. Hu Xuefeng had 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Tang Zhengdong had 5 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in 20 minutes returning from a year off from a knee injury. Marcus Williams led Zhejiang with 35 points and 12 rebounds. Andre Brown had 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Zhao Yonggang scored 15 and young Cao Fei had 14. Ding Jinhui only scored 5 points in 44 minutes and 7-foot Zhang Dayu was scoreless in 7 minutes.

Guangdong crushed Bayi 108-87. Wang Shipeng scored 23 points and Zhou Peng had 19. David Harrison had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Smush Parker had 17 points and 4 assists. Dong Hanlin had 8 points and 3 rebounds. Mo Ke led Bayi with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Wang Zhizhi had 19 points and 9 rebounds. Wang Zhongguang scored 12 and Delehei had 10.

Jilin defeated Beijing 106-98. Leon Rogers had 34 points and 8 rebounds. Budding star point guard Yu Shulong had 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Listed as born in 1990, Yu is a player to watch. Lu Wei, who came from Liaoning, had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Zhang Biao had 13 points and 4 rebounds. Soumaila Samake had 6 points and 11 rebounds. Zhong Cheng had 7 points and 10 rebounds. Cedric Bozeman had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Beijing. James Mays had 25 points, 6 rebounds and 7 steals. Chen Lei and Men Wei each scored 12. 7-9 Sun Ming Ming did not play.

Liaoning defeated Tianjin 103-87. Zhang Qingpeng, hoping to erase his poor performance at the East Asian Games, had 33 points and 4 assists. Li Xiaoxu had 22 points and 15 rebounds. Brandon Robinson had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Olumide Oyedeji had 16 points and 15 rebounds. Herve Lamizana had 26 points and 7 rebounds for Tianjin. Brandon Crump had 19 points and 7 rebounds. Rony Fahed, an Asian import from Lebanon, had 14 points. Zhang Nan had 13.

Xinjiang defeated Shaanxi 103-98. Charles Gaines had 38 points and 13 rebounds. Myron Allen had 16 points and 5 assists. Xu Guozhong scored 14 and Mengke Bateer had 11 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists. Xirelijiang Muhetaer had 11 points and 4 rebounds. Mulati scored 10. Tim Pickett led Shaanxi with 38 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Corsley Edwards had 23 points and 6 rebounds.



Standings - CBA
CBA Standings
 1. Guandong 1-0 
 2. Liaoning 1-0 
 3. Shandong 1-0 
 4. Jiangsu 1-0 
 5. Jilin 1-0 
 6. Xinjiang 1-0 
 7. Fujian 1-0 
 8. Zhejiang G.L. 1-0 
 9. Qingdao DS 0-0 
 10. Beijing 0-1 
 11. DongGuan 0-1 
 12. TianJin R. 0-1 
 13. Shaanxi 0-1 
 14. Bayi 0-1 
 15. Shanxi Zh. 0-1 
 16. Zhejiang C. 0-1 
 17. Shanghai 0-1 


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Shandong
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 53
 1. Emmett, Shandong53.0 
 2. Johnson, Jiangsu43.0 
 3. Pickett, Shaanxi38.0 
 4. Gaines, Xinjiang38.0 
 5. Williams, Zhejiang C.35.0 
 6. Rodgers, Jilin34.0 
 7. Tate, DongGuan34.0 
 8. Zhang, Liaoning33.0 
 9. Lucas, Shanghai30.0 
 10. Bozeman, Beiji.30.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Peter John RAMOS
  Zhejiang G.L.
  (222-C-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Ramos, Zhejiang.17.0 
 2. Li, Liaoning15.0 
 3. Oyedeji, Liaoning15.0 
 4. Siler, Shanghai14.0 
 5. Mengke, Xinjiang14.0 
 6. Gaines, Xinjiang13.0 
 7. Williams, Zhejiang C.12.0 
 8. Samake, Jilin11.0 
 9. McCoy, Fujian11.0 
 10. Pickett, Shaan.11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bateer MENGKE
  Xinjiang
  (210-C-75)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mengke, Xinjiang8.0 
 2. Lu, Fujian7.0 
 3. Brown, Zhejiang C.6.0 
 4. Yu, Jilin6.0 
 5. Wang, DongGuan5.0 
 6. Pickett, Shaanxi5.0 
 7. Han, Jiangsu4.0 
 8. Lu, Jilin4.0 
 9. Xie, Beijing4.0 
 10. Xu, Xinjia.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 James MAYS
  Beijing
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mays, Beijing7.0 
 2. Mo, Bayi5.0 
 3. Emmett, Shandong4.0 
 4. White, Zhejiang.4.0 
 5. Parker, Guandong4.0 
 6. Porter, Fujian4.0 
 7. Zhou, Guandong4.0 
 8. Lu, Fujian3.0 
 9. Hu, Jiangsu3.0 
 10. Liu, Shangh.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Garret SILER
  Shanghai
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Siler, Shanghai7.0 
 2. Lamizana, TianJ.4.0 
 3. Gaines, Xinjiang3.0 
 4. Swift, Shandong3.0 
 5. Taylor, Shanxi Zh.3.0 
 6. Watkins, Jiangsu3.0 
 7. Wang, Guandong3.0 
 8. Li, Liaoning3.0 
 9. McCoy, Fujian2.0 
 10. Samake, Jil.2.0 


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24th AFCCM (Q/Finals): APR subdue Interclub, book semi-final ticket - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Host of the 2009 edition of the final round of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men, APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda Saturday made it through to the semi-final with 99-80 points victory over Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville.

The Kigali-based side subdue their opponent in all four quarters by 26-14, 24-19, 23-22 and 26-25 points to set up a semi-fnal confrontation against the winner of the last quarter-final game between Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria and defending champion, Primeiro dAgosto basketball club of Angola at 17h00 Sunday.

APR Lions points guard, Cedric Isom led the floor with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, Robert Thomson contributed 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 block-shot while the trio of Mathew Miller, Michael Bazangu and Karim Mkusi added 18, 14 and 10 points each to give their a first ever semi-final birth for their side.

Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist)


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


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


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24th AFCCM (Q/Finals): Mazembe stops ASPAC run 86-82 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
The quarter-final game between ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo and ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic was indeed a game to watch as both side treated the large crowd at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda to the best basketball display.

Though the Congolese side won the hard battle by 86-82 points of 27-14, 21-23, 19-17 and 19-28 it was ASPAC off-guard Mohammed Bukar who stole the show of the day with his beautiful run and scoring prowess.

The young lad accumulated 31 points and 9 rebounds to increase his points accumulation to 130 points from 5 games.

ASB Mazembe Kantu Kubala led his team with 25 points and 4 rebounds while his teammates Mbav Kabwit had a double double effort of 18 points and 12 rebounds with Aubin Kasongo adding 16 points and 6 rebounds to stop the ASPAC run in the final round of the 24th edition of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men.

With the win over ASPAC, Mazembe has thus set-up a semi-final duet against Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola on Sunday at 19h00 while ASPAC will continue its search for a comfortable placement with a classification game against Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya at 13h00 on Sunday.

Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90)


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


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, Naestved20.3 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg20.0 
 7. Nielsen, Randers19.2 
 8. Dennis, Naestved19.2 
 9. Proctor, Bakken18.3 
 10. Vance, Aalbo.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Christoffers., Bak.11.6 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj10.8 
 3. Miskovic, Randers9.3 
 4. Johansen, Naestved9.2 
 5. Iversen, Svendborg8.9 
 6. Vance, Aalborg8.8 
 7. Johnson, Bakken7.9 
 8. Cavanuagh, Aalborg7.7 
 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, Horsholm4.8 
 6. Rinkevicius, SISU4.5 
 7. Dennis, Naestved4.4 
 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. Morris, Aabyhoj1.8 
 5. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg1.7 
 7. Nielsen, Horsholm1.7 
 8. Houguet, Aalborg1.7 
 9. Dennis, Naestved1.7 
 10. Sigurdsson, 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, Aalborg1.3 
 5. Miskovic, Randers1.3 
 6. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.3 
 7. Willis, Randers1.2 
 8. Kalvelis, SISU0.9 
 9. Baskauskas, Amager B.0.9 
 10. Hoger, Svendbo.0.8 


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Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 8-1 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 5-3 
 3. Dakota W. 3-5 
 4. Ft.Wayne MA 3-5 
 5. Erie Bay H. 2-7 
Southwest Division
 1. Maine R.Claws 7-2 
 2. Austin T. 7-4 
 3. Rio Grande 6-3 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 6-5 
 5. Albuquerque 2-7 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 6-3 
 2. Idaho S. 5-4 
 3. Reno Bighorns 4-3 
 4. Los Angeles D. 3-3 
 5. Springfield A. 1-7 
 6. Bakersfield J. 1-8 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Reggie WILLIAMS
  Sioux Falls S.
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 26.4
 1. Williams, Sioux F.26.4 
 2. Harris, Rio Grande26.2 
 3. Gaines, Idaho S.25.1 
 4. Farmer, Reno B.24.7 
 5. Howard, Ft.Wayne.21.8 
 6. Powell, Albuquerque21.6 
 7. Gee, Austin T.20.9 
 8. Tolliver, Idaho S.20.7 
 9. Jefferson, Utah F.20.7 
 10. Jerrells, Austin.20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Jones, Austin T.14.3 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande12.7 
 3. Bryant, Erie Bay H.11.5 
 4. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.9 
 5. Benson, Reno B.10.3 
 6. Tolliver, Idaho S.9.9 
 7. Mullens, Tulsa 66ers9.6 
 8. Barron, Iowa E.9.2 
 9. Wheeler, Utah F.8.6 
 10. Ambres, Idaho.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.4 
 2. Gaines, Idaho S.8.1 
 3. Anderson, Rio G.7.0 
 4. Jackson, Erie B.7.0 
 5. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.7 
 6. Bailey, Sioux F.6.4 
 7. McLeod, Albuquer.6.1 
 8. Jefferson, Utah F.5.9 
 9. Smith, Idaho S.5.8 
 10. Farmer, Reno.5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Greene, Utah F.3.2 
 2. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers3.0 
 3. Baker, Dakota W.2.6 
 4. Benson, Reno B.2.5 
 5. Charlo, Reno B.2.4 
 6. Jerrells, Austin T.2.1 
 7. McLeod, Albuquer.2.0 
 8. Stinson, Iowa E.2.0 
 9. Tyndale, Iowa E.2.0 
 10. Simpson, Los.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.8 
 2. Ajinca, Maine RC3.3 
 3. Trybanski, Reno B.2.8 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.4 
 5. Hansen, Albuquerque2.3 
 6. McKenzie, Idaho S.2.3 
 7. Jones, Austin T.2.2 
 8. Benson, Reno B.2.2 
 9. Dorsey, Rio Grande2.2 
 10. Looby, Rio Gran.2.1 


Latest Transactions - by Surujh Roopnarine
Springfield: Signed veteran center Marcus Campbell (7'0''-C-82, agency: SportsTalent, college: Mississippi St.) and waived Adam Harrington (6'5''-G/F-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Auburn). Campbell, a 7-0 big man out of Mississippi State spent the majority of last season with the Anaheim Arsenal where in 327 games he averaged 11.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. In one game thus far for the Armor he scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds in 20 minutes. Harrington started all seven games he appeared in for Springfield and averaged 8.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

Fort Wayne: Acquired former NBA center Jared Reiner (6'11''-C-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa) and waived Jared Carter (7'1''-C-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Kentucky). Reiner, a 6-11 center out of Iowa spent the 2004-05 season with the Chicago Bulls, where he averaged 1.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 19 games. He was with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the NBA pre-season and played in Germany during the 2008-09 season. Jared Carter made the mad ants after impressing at their open tryouts. The 7-1 center out of Kentucky, appeared sparingly in four games.

Tulsa: Signed Keith Clark (6'9''-F-87, college: Oklahoma) and waived DeVon Hardin (6'11''-C-86) due to injury. They then traded Carter to Los Angeles for Deron Washington (6'7''-G/F-85, college: Virginia Tech). Hardin joined Tulsa on December 1 and in eight contests averaged 6.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. Washington, the 59th selection overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, was drafted third overall by the D-Fenders in the 2009 NBA D-League Draft. Through eight games this season, Washington has averaged 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per contest.
He spent this past summer with the Pistons in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas after spending the 2008-09 season in Israel.

Los Angeles: Acquired Keith Clark from Tulsa in exchange for Deron Washington. Clark, a 6-8 forward from Oklahoma City, averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds this season, with the 66ers. Clark joined the team as a local player invitee of the 66ers 2008 training camp and went on to start 29 of 49 games in the 2008-09 season. Prior to his stint in the NBA D-League, Clark played 11 games at Oklahoma University where he averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

Bakersfield: Signed former Wisconsin star Brian Butch (6'11''-F/C-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin) and James Jackson (6'9''-F-81, college: E.Michigan). Butch had a strong debut last night, as he scored 19 points while pulling down 10 rebounds in 26 minutes. Butch began the season in Greece, but left in November after appearing in three games (14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds). The second year big man helped lead Wisconsin to the 2008 Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Jackson, began this season with Los Angeles, but was released last week. In seven games with the D-Fenders he averaged 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Off to a quick start with Bakersfield, Boo scored 21 points and 11 points while pulling down 20 total rebounds in his first two games this weekend. Anthony Goods, lance Hurdle and Jared Newson were waived, Hurdle and Newson due to injury, so their rights will be retained by the Jam and can return once healed.



Saturday's games (5) review - by Eurobasket News
Idaho S. - Bakersfield J. 80-107
The Bakersfield Jam apparently took no joy in being the only winless team in the NBA D-League, because they grabbed their first victory in style with a 107-80 win over the visiting Idaho Stampede. John Williams (6'0''-G-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Bryant) came off the bench to lead the Jam with 21 points on 6-for-10 shooting, including four three-pointers in a stretch of less than three minutes bridging the third and fourth quarters as the Jam stretched their advantage to as much as 37 points. First-round draft pick Amara Sy (6'8''-F-81) - who finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocks - led the defensive charge for Bakersfield, locking down Idaho star Sundiata Gaines and holding him to only three points in the second half.

Rio Grande - Tulsa 66ers 89-94
The Tulsa 66ers rallied to start the fourth quarter with a 20-2 run, and held on in overtime to defeat the Rio Grande Valley Vipers for the second consecutive night 94-89 Saturday at the Tulsa Convention Center. Led by Larry Owens (6'7''-G/F-83, college: ORU), with 19 points and four rebounds, the 66ers finished with six players scoring in double-figures. Mustafa Shakur (6'3''-G-84, agency: Buck Andre, college: Arizona) had 13 points, six assists and four steals, while Moses Ehambe (6'6''-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: ORU) added 12 points and tied a career-high with seven rebounds. Cecil Brown, Dowdell, and Washington each scored 11 points, and DeVon Hardin grabbed 10 boards.

Sioux Falls S. - Dakota W. 96-103
After finishing a five game road swing 1-4, the Dakota Wizards got back on track uponreturning home. 3,356 fans turned out to see Dakota defeat the rival Sioux Falls Skyforce 103-96 at theBismarck Civic Center. All five Wizards starters finished withdouble digits in points. Romel Beck (6'8''-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) notched his first double-double of the season, tallying 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Erie Bay H. - Iowa E. 88-95
The Energy lead the NBA Development League in steals, and pilfered 13 more Saturday in a 95-88 victory over the Erie Bayhawks before an announced crowd of 3,297 at Wells Fargo Arena. Curtis Stinson (6'2''-G-83, college: Iowa St.) led the winners with 20 points and 10 assists. Ivan Harris (6'7''-F-84, college: Ohio St.) collected 28 points and 7 rebounds in loss.

Ft.Wayne MA - Maine RC 113-105
Ron Howard (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Valparaiso) had a team-high 28 points to lead the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to a 113-105 victory over the Maine Red Claws, snapping Maine's seven-game winning streak in the process. Maine surrendered a 62-point first half on the way to their second loss of the season. Celtic assignee Bill Walker (6'6''-F-87, agency: N.E.T., college: Kansas St.) had a game-high 32 points in the loss, while Bobcats' assignee Alexis Ajinca's double-double - 23 points and 10 rebounds - still were not enough.



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Super League Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Al Ittihad 14-2 
 2. Gezira 13-3 
 3. Zamalek 12-4 
 4. Geish Army 10-6 
 5. Somouha 10-6 
 6. Sporting 10-6 
 7. Ahly 8-8 
 8. Shorta-Police 6-10 
 9. Gasco 6-10 
 10. Al-Intaj 5-11 
 11. Masr Ins. 2-14 
 12. Tanta 0-16 


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EMKL Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Parnu - TTU KK 82-88
TTU KK posted the ninth win in the EKML season as they silenced Parnu away from home. Margus Klementsov (169-G-89) delivered 20 points to lead the visitors. Joosep Toome had 12 points, 14 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals in the win. Elgar Tamsalu answered with 24 points for Parnu.

Tallinna Kalev - Valga Welg 60-80
Valga prevailed against Tallinna Kalev in the capital. Kristo Aab (194-F-85) scored 19 points for the visiting team. Darius Silinskis added 15 points and 10 boards in the victory. Travis Reed scored 19 points and collected 12 boards in the loss.

TU/Rock - Rakvere 74-93
Rakvere shocked TU/Rock on the road. Kristo Saage (184-G-85) fired 29 points to lead the charge. Valmo Kriisa added 23 points, 11 boards and 9 assists for the visitors. Todd Abernethy responded with 20 points for TU/Rock. Scott Morrison had 11 points in defeat.

TTU KK - Tallinna Kalev 72-84
Tallinna Kalev upset TTU KK on the road as Nicholas Covington (188-G-85, college: Oklahoma City) unleashed 28 points. Travis Reed contributed 19 points and 9 rebounds for Tallinna Kalev. Krito Orula notched 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead TTU KK.



Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Rakvere 10-3 
 2. TTU KK 9-4 
 3. TU/Rock 7-2 
 4. Valga Welg 7-4 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 6-3 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 4-8 
 7. Parnu 2-9 
 8. Kuremaa 1-13 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.21.7 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.9 
 3. Kurg, Kuremaa19.4 
 4. Reed, Tallinna Kalev18.3 
 5. Kriisa, Rakvere17.9 
 6. Toome, TTU K.17.7 
 7. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.17.5 
 8. Winston, Kuremaa15.2 
 9. Saage, Rakvere15.0 
 10. Aab, Valga We.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travis REED
  Tallinna Kalev
  (203-C-79)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.6 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa10.3 
 3. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.9.7 
 4. Silinskis, Valga Welg9.3 
 5. Toome, TTU K.9.2 
 6. Morrison, TU/Rock9.0 
 7. Erm, Parnu8.9 
 8. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.8.7 
 9. Kriisa, Rakvere8.6 
 10. Winston, Kurem.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo5.1 
 2. Kriisa, Rakvere4.9 
 3. Rannula, Valga Welg4.3 
 4. Leppik, TU/Rock3.3 
 5. Winston, Kuremaa3.3 
 6. Saage, Rakvere3.2 
 7. Sokk, TU/Rock3.1 
 8. Abernethy, TU/Rock2.6 
 9. Raap, Parnu2.6 
 10. Aab, Valga We.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock3.0 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.5 
 3. Kurg, Kuremaa2.3 
 4. Veideman, Rakvere2.2 
 5. Saage, Rakvere2.2 
 6. Rannula, Valga Welg2.2 
 7. Raap, Parnu2.1 
 8. Kriisa, Rakvere2.1 
 9. Tagamets, Valga W.2.0 
 10. McGee, Kurem.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Darius SILINSKIS
  Valga Welg
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Silinskis, Valga Welg3.3 
 2. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.3.0 
 3. Toome, TTU K.2.3 
 4. Talts, TU/Rock1.5 
 5. Hallik, Rakvere1.2 
 6. Saks, TTU K.1.1 
 7. McGee, Kuremaa1.0 
 8. Ringmets, Parnu1.0 
 9. Morrison, TU/Rock1.0 
 10. Raadik, Par.0.9 


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Pape Sow leaves Prokom Gdynia - by Eurobasket News
Pape Sow (208-F-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) and Prokom Gdynia parted ways. The Senegalese forward played nine games in the PLK this season. He averaged 6.3 points and 5.3 boards per game. Pape Sow also averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 boards and 1.4 blocks per Euroleague appearance this season. Last season Pape Sow played for Armani Jeans in Italy. The forward also was the member of the Senegalese National Team during this years AfroBasket. In Libya Sow tallied 6.7 points and 6.9 rebounds.


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1.DIVISION: Xmas break got started - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division: The Christmas break got started. Tarmo (Porvoo) is on the top after 12 rounds with record 11-1. Tarmo's only loss by now at Aanekoski on November 15,
as local Huima upset Porvoo team. Tarmo is followed by Korikobrat (Lapua) and Honka (Tapiola) both two games behind. The season goes on January 10 and the regular season will be over on March 7. The six best teams will make it to the play-off-games. Sharpshooter Kyle Swanston (201-F, college: JMU) (Lapua) is the leading scorer (23,1 ppg) right now. The best rebounder is Bryant Nash (198-F-81, college: Kansas) (Lapua) grabbing 14,3 rpg.
- Happy Holidays!


1st Division Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Jyvaskyla - Ura Basket 66-85
Ura Basket improved to 4-7 record as they beat Jyvaskyla 85:66. Jonas Mattila (193-G/F-83) stepped up with 22 points, Douglas Ronald had 17 points and 10 boards, while Mikone Juhan added 16. Ojanen Reijo finished the night with 17 points in defeat.

Namika II - Huima 82-80
Namika II surprised Huima 82:80 to celebrate the second victory in the league. Erno Johansson (188-G-85) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Kaunomaki Olli added 20 points. Leggett Brian ended up with 22 points and 14 boards in defeat.

JKS - Kerava ET 69-77
JKS lost to Kerava ET 69:77 as the latter got 23 points from Brian Egwuatu (199-F-86, college: S.Carol.-Aiken). Haanpaa Mikael had 21 points and Towa Arsene collected 7 points and 22 boards. Towa Arsene ended up with 20 points in the losing effort.

Lapua - Tarmo 63-72
Tarmo is on top with 11-1 record as they defeated Lapua 72:63. Tyrwone Still (198-F-77, agency: GOTathletes, college: W.Virginia St.) stepped up with 25 points and 11 rebounds, while Conerly Aubrey had 20 points and 10 boards. Haynes Rob responded with 15 points for the hosts.

LoKoKo - Wartti 89-59
LoKoKo improved to 8-4 recors as they cruised past Wartti 89:59. DeAndre Coleman (201-F-86, college: S.Alabama) paced all the winners with 26 points and 16 rebounds, while Kivinen Jani delivered 19. Hassinen Timo answered with 17 points in the losing case.

BC Nokia - Honka 77-82
BC Nokia lost to Honka 77:82 as the latter got 22 points from Sauli Silvonen (186-G-83). Nikitin Olli nailed 19 and Raami Antti posted 14. Riihela Timo ended up with 28 points in the losing effort.



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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Lapua
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Swanston, Lapua23.1 
 2. Coleman, LoKoKo23.0 
 3. Haynes, Lapua22.1 
 4. Leggett, Huima20.6 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo20.4 
 6. Stamper, JKS19.3 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia18.8 
 8. Jallow, JKS18.3 
 9. Ramey, LoKoKo18.0 
 10. Favors, J.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Nash, Lapua14.3 
 2. Towa, Kerava ET14.1 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo13.0 
 4. Leggett, Huima11.8 
 5. Sampay, Huima11.1 
 6. Pichon, LoKoKo10.8 
 7. Douglas, Ura Basket10.7 
 8. Stamper, JKS10.4 
 9. Jallow, JKS10.3 
 10. King, Jyvasky.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zach RAMEY
  LoKoKo
  (191-F/G-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Ramey, LoKoKo5.8 
 2. Favors, JKS4.7 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.3 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo3.3 
 5. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.8 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia2.7 
 7. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 8. Coleman, LoKoKo2.6 
 9. Bakradze, Lapua2.4 
 10. Juvonen, J.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Nash, Lapua3.5 
 2. Pekkola, Namika II3.4 
 3. Rokala, Ura Basket2.6 
 4. Stamper, JKS2.5 
 5. Favors, JKS2.4 
 6. Conerly, Tarmo2.3 
 7. King, Jyvaskyla2.2 
 8. Korhonen, Kerava ET2.1 
 9. Little, Wartti2.0 
 10. Kankaanpaa, BC.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Timo HASSINEN
  Wartti
  (203-C-82)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Hassinen, Wartti0.8 
 2. Johansson, Namika I.0.8 
 3. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 4. Paivinen, Wartti0.7 
 5. Hale, Tarmo0.7 
 6. Leggett, Huima0.7 
 7. Streng, Namika II0.6 
 8. Pekkola, Namika II0.6 
 9. Raami, Honka0.5 
 10. Santala, Wart.0.5 


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D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Osiguranje 15-0 
 2. Feni Indistrija 12-2 
 3. Rabotnicki 8-6 
 4. Torus 7-7 
 5. Pelister 7-8 
 6. Ovce Pole 6-9 
 7. Vardar 2000 4-9 
 8. Plejmejker K. 4-11 
 9. MZT Skopje 4-11 
 10. AMMAK SP 1-5 


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Nebojsa RISTIC
  Ovce Pole
  (194-G/F-77)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Ristic, Ovce Pole19.4 
 2. Karadzovski, Torus19.3 
 3. Cekovski, Rabotnicki19.3 
 4. Stojanovski, V.Osig.18.4 
 5. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje17.7 
 6. Dimcevski, Vardar 16.0 
 7. Life, Feni Indistrija15.5 
 8. Tmusic, AMMAK S.15.0 
 9. Hadzibulic, Rabot.14.8 
 10. Held, Pelist.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ninoslav TMUSIC
  AMMAK SP
  (205-C-73)
  Avg: 10
 1. Tmusic, AMMAK S.10.0 
 2. Cekovski, Rabotnicki9.4 
 3. Ristic, Ovce Pole8.2 
 4. Gjorevski, MZT S.8.1 
 5. Held, Pelister7.7 
 6. Krstevski, Vardar 7.3 
 7. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje7.2 
 8. Opacik, Torus7.1 
 9. Televski, Pelister7.1 
 10. Nuri, AMMAK.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Milan MILJKOVIC
  Pelister
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Miljkovic, Pelister6.7 
 2. Samardziev, Feni I.6.1 
 3. Petrovic, Pelister5.4 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.3 
 5. Kocov, Vardar 20004.1 
 6. Karadzovski, Torus4.1 
 7. Sokolov, Rabotnicki3.7 
 8. Tasevski, Torus3.7 
 9. Grncarov, V.Osig.3.7 
 10. Bogojev, Feni.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Milan MILJKOVIC
  Pelister
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Miljkovic, Pelister2.6 
 2. Bogojev, Feni I.2.2 
 3. Tasevski, Torus2.0 
 4. Dimitrovski, Rabot.1.8 
 5. Samardziev, Feni I.1.7 
 6. Mladenovic, Ovce Pole1.7 
 7. Kostovski, V.Osig.1.6 
 8. Karakolev, Torus1.6 
 9. Held, Pelister1.5 
 10. Popovic, Feni.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni SIMIC
  V.Osiguruvanje
  (210-C-76)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje3.2 
 2. Pavlovski, Torus1.7 
 3. Krstevski, Vardar 1.5 
 4. Nisavik, MZT S.1.4 
 5. Televski, Pelister1.4 
 6. Kralevski, Plejme.1.3 
 7. Ilic, Vardar 20000.9 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.0.8 
 9. Trajkovski, Feni I.0.8 
 10. Janevski, Tor.0.5 


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Superleague: Round 7 - by Akaki Bakradze
Batumi - Avia 75:73

17 december played postponed match from the fourth round. Batumi was leading the entire match. Avia reduced score at the end of the match and in the last seconds had a chance to equalize but missed. Lezhava scored 28 points and Imnadze made double-double, scored 13 points and 13 rebounds for Batumi. Boisa scored 19 points fot Avia.

Dinamo - Sokhumi 61:68

Everything solved in the fourth quarter which was slightly better Sokhumi. Kobidze scored 18 points for winners.

Avia - GSAU 61:75

The game was interesting. GSAU won by long bench. For winners Tsivtsivadze scored 11 pts. And 10 rbs. and Matiashvili scored 14 pts. 13 rbs. For Avia Atuashvili scored 13 pts. 10 rbs.

MIA Energy 81:90

Despite the loss leader Tugushi, Rustavi won very important game. Babiashvili made 29 points.

TSU Merani 152:72

Difference is 80 points, so no comment, only statistics. 8 player of TSU made more than 10 points.

Batumi - Samedicino 91:64

Very easy game for the hosts. For Batumi Imnadze made 25 pts. 18 rbs. and Rodumta scored 18 pts. And 15 rbs.

Davit Imnadze (208-C-85)


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


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ProB Round: 13 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
L.Baeren - NBC 62-100
NBC smashed Baeren 100:62 as Will Chavis (181-G-81, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Texas Tech) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Ides Martin had 21 points and 10 boards. Scholz Rolf responded with 13 points in the losing case.

Weissenhorn - Rist-Wedel 89-71
Calvin Brock (196-G-86, agency: Weller Sports - Entertainment, college: Illinois) tossed in 22 points, grabbed 6 boards and made 6 steals to lead Weissenhorn past Rist-Wedel. Frank McCollum notched 21 points and 12 boards in the winning case. Peter Huber-Saffer answered with 12 points for Rist-Wedel.

Bayer Giants - Speyer 78-77
Bayer Giants overcame Speyer 78:77 at the end of the Regular Season Round 13. Hunter Henry (206-F-86, agency: Weller Sports - Entertainment, college: NW Missouri St.) stepped up with 29 points and 19 rebounds, while Spoeler Ben had 21 points and 14 boards. Campbell Brendan posted 25 points in the losing effort.

Wuerzburg B. - Stahnsdorf 94-79
Wuerzburg rolled over Stahnsdorf 94:79 as William Rogers (196-F-82, college: Mayville St.) led the way with 21 points and McDuffie Dimitry posted 18. Hauer Sajmen ended up with 23 points in the losing effort.

Ehingen - Wolfenbuettel 87-81
Ruben Spoden (202-F-89) knocked down 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead Ehingen past Wolfenbuettel. Nolan Richardson added 20 points in the victory. Lamar Morinia and Frank Theis had 21 points each for Wolfenbuettel.

Vechta - SU Medien 78-83
SU Medien prevailed against Vechta on the road. Philipp Fridel exploded with 35 points to pace the visitors. Lee Roberts (201-F/C-87, college: Findlay (OH)) knocked down 18 points and grabbed 7 boards for the winners. Gintaras Grigisas had 22 points for Vechta in defeat.

Dt.Bank SKY II - SOBA Dragons 97-83
Skyliners II overwhelmed SOBA Dragons before the home fans. Willis Gardner (185-G-86, college: Colorado St.) had 27 points and 11 assists as the hosts improved at 4-9 record. Fabian Franke contributed 20 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for the winners. SOBA Dragons suffered the first loss in the season despite 23 points from Christopher Rojik.

Herten - TSV Troester 86-77
Hertener prevailed against Troester as Ahmad Smith (194-G-84, college: St.Bonaventure) fired 19 points, distributed 9 assists and grabbed 6 caroms. Maik Berger added 18 points in the victory. Erik Land responded with 20 points for Troester.



1.Bundesliga Round: 15 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Dt.Bank SKY - Pad.Baskets 78-67
Skyliners recorded the ninth win as they prevailed against Paderborn in Frankfurt. Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds. Aubrey Reese contributed 14 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds in the win. Sefton Barrett responded with 18 points for Paderborn.

ALBA - NY Phantoms 87-79
Even 11-30 in the second period did not upset ALBA that won all the other periods over NY Phantoms for the total 87:79 win. Blagota Sekulic (209-F/C-82, agency: FCM) paced the hosts with 16 points, while Jenkins Julius and Dojcin Dragan netted 14 each. Thomas Brandon and Fox Nate posted 14 each in defeat.

Duesseldorf - EnBW L'burg 63-47
Duesseldorf needed 22-4 in the second period to roll over EnBW Ludwigsburg 63:47. Carter top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Jonathan Cox (203-F-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Drake) posted 12. Jones Domonic responded with 11 points for the guests.

Bremerhaven - Goettingen 84-78
Bremerhaven held off Goettingen behind 23 points and 8 rebounds from Rodney Buford (196-G-77, agency: 540 Sports, college: Creighton). Jeff Gibbs added 15 points and 8 rebounds as the winners climbed at 8-7 record. Taylor Rochestie responded with 19 points and 5 boards for Goettingen.

MBC - EWE Baskets 74-65
MBC outclassed EWE Basket to gain the eighth win. Radenko Pilcevic (188-G-86) and Johnnie Gilbert delivered 14 points each for the winners. Guido Gruhneid added 12 points for MBC. Jasmin Perkovic responded with 18 points and 6 boards for Oldenburg. Je'Kel Foste netted 15 points in defeat.

Brose Baskets - LTi 46ers 79-56
Brose Baskets cruised past LTi Giessen at home court. Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) and Brian Roberts knocked down 12 points each for the hosts. Tibor Pleiss added 11 points and 12 boards in the win. David Teague responded with 24 points for the 46ers.

Phoenix Hagen - TBB Trier 79-77
Chase Griffin knocked down 18 points as Phoenix Hagen narrowly escaped from TBB Trier. Michael Jordan (183-G-77, college: Pennsylvania) delivered 17 points and 6 assists as Hagen improved at 4-10 record. Christopher Copeland responded with 21 points and 6 boards for TBB Trier. George Evans netted 14 points in the losing effort.

ratiopharm - Art.Dragons 62-72
Art.Dragons had a road victoy over ratiopharm 72:62 in the start of the Regular Season Round 15. Trailing 1 points at the halftime the guests produced 19-11 in the end of the game to seal the victory. Darren Fenn (208-C-80, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Canisius) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Seggelke Alexander and Ross Ronald netted 11 each. Burns Christian finished the night with 20 points for the hosts.

Telekom B. - Walter Tigers 80-70
Telekom won over Walter Tigers 80:70 as Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) led the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Wiliams Kenneth responded with 21 points, while Nadjfeji Aleksandar finished the night with 17 points.



Yogi Bear Is Hibernating But Not The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Who Freeze The Paderborn Baskets 78-67 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
With the temperature at -10c outside the Ballsporthalle feeling like Siberia and thoughts of the beaches of the Maledives in some heads, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners remained vigorous and alert not joining Yogi Bear and Boo Boo for a pleasant comfortable game sleep snoozing to the tunes of the Chipmunks, but taking control of the game in the third quarter and sending The Paderborn Baskets home dreaming of a more warm court to wheel and deal with a safe 78-67 win. Frankfurt reached position four and Paderborn stay at position 17 in the BEKO BBL standings. Frankfurt had some thoughts about hibernating in the first half allowing Paderborn to come back, but were able to wake up in time in the second half as their offense started to flow more and the defense picked it up a notch disrupting the offense of The Paderborn Baskets. 'Frankfurt didnt hibernate for long. We used to sleep in the night time and not in the daytime. Sleeping for a long time damages the adrenaline. It is better to sleep good than to sleep long. We understood what it means to sleeping properly and not for long times', joked Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) For The Paderborn Baskets, it was the same old story with a weak start and then having to chase Frankfurt for 40 minutes 'This was a tough game. We started bad, but we picked it up. However, we caved in in the third quarter and lost the game there. Frankfurt went to a zone and we missed many shots and turned over the ball too much, while they started hitting more shots', stressed a disappointed Paderborn guard DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84, college: Kent St.). The way Frankfurt played for 40 minutes, they would not have won a basketball beauty contest. 'This game showed how tight the league is. Teams can beat anybody. It wasnt pretty, but we won. We had a good start and then started to relax. You cant relax in this league', warned Skyliner forward Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) 'We have to play harder and finally learn a way to play to our best ability for an entire game', stressed BEKO BBL rookie Lawrence Borha (191-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Utah).

Even though the Ballsporthalle was cold, it still seemed like a chilled oven in comparison to the temperatures outside, but The Deutsche Bank Skyliners seemed to get better acquainted to the overall temperatures than did The Paderborn Baskets. 'The gym is really nice, but was so cold. My knees were aching and it almost felt like we were really outside. Later on the court we seemed to be a little in hibernation like Yogi Bear', added Paderborn American DeAndre Haynes. For some Americans who are used to warmer temperatures, the feel of gyms in Europe seem the same everywhere. 'This gym was so cold. I am used to this temperature. It seems like all gyms in Europe are cold. I think if the gym may have been warmer, I may have hit more. A real warm place in the past was Lake Powell in Utah where I used to always be. I wish that warm feeling would have been more present on the court for us', joked Paderborn guard Lawrence Borha.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners seemed like they didnt allow any of the frosty temperatures effect their game as they had a few slip ups where they were shortly hibernating and were shivering with the cold, but for most of the game, they were above room temperature and seemed as relaxed as a local Swedish sauna visitor in Stockholm. 'It wasnt cold at all for me. I felt like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and was jumping around all night long which kept me warm', joked Skyliner guard Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). Seth Doliboa was cold at the beginning with his three pointer, but might of secretly snuck upstairs and gotten warm next to the Hot dog oven as his shot started falling in the third quarter. However, he looked at his teammates for some of the answers for the sudden heat explosion in the third quarter. 'We took their heat with Marius from last season and even though it has snowed outside, Marius let it rain on the court', joked Seth Doliboa Doliboa also credited some of the warmth in the second half to Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) that was as always dressed in a very fashionable outfit. 'He took some heat from Africa with his Zebra jacket', joked Seth Doliboa

Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) had a reunion playing against his old team and following the game and despite the Paderborn loss, he was cheered on by their fans and was swarmed by autograph seekers long after Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) and co had entered the locking room. It was a big game for the friendly 28 year old German and was able to give his parents a win who once again made the trip for an away game. 'It was a great game and it was a great experience to play against my old team. I am happy that it worked out well and we won the game', stressed Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops). One also quickly noticed that the Paderborn fans had no hard feelings that Nolte had left, but moreover still had him in their hearts and felt like he was still a Padorborner especially as he was shooting free throws. 'They were chanting while I was throwing free throws and saying Marius is a real Paderborner boy. I shot four for four from the free throw line and thanked them afterwards for their support', laughed Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops). After a slow start in the first half, Nolte reappeared in the third quarter reborn and on a mission to turn Murat Didins expression from a frown to a wide smile. 'Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) was unlucky and got his third foul which took us out of our rhythm. But Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) came in and did his job getting rebounds and scoring. This was one of his best games this season', stressed Skyliner Sport director Kamil Novak. Nolte always brings energy, but it doesnt always work positive. 'I wasnt in the game in the first half. I brought energy and intensity in the third quarter and it worked well. In some games, my energy is there despite fouls and missed shots, but tonight I hit shots and my confidence grew which allowed me to be successfu'l, stressed Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops).

It was no big secret that the turn out in the Ballsporthalle might be a bit lower right before Christmas and the 4,040 fans that found their way to the game didnt see a very high class game, but at least were warmer for two hours then if they had opted to make a two hour Sunday stoll in the Taunus. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners had made a name for themselves in the last weeks by starting very slow into games as if they really wanted to add more grey hairs to coach Murat Didins head, but they took a rain check and commenced as if they were sending their coach to the fountain of youth with a 14-2 run. Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) and Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) scored 12 of the first 14 points with Moyer adding seven points and as usual showing that he is on his way to growing each day into a better BBL player and why guys from the NCAA 2 can play. 'Moyer has a quick shot. Moyer is a great example that it doesnt matter where you play, but if you can play then a team will find you. He definitely knows the game', stressed Paderborn American Sefton Barrett (198-F-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan). The Frankfurt offense was flowing, while Paderborn looked flat and unconcentrated on offense. 'Our bad start didnt help us and we usually are out of control and lose by 30 points. Tonight we played well for three quarters, but the third quarter killed us', stated Paderborn guard Lawrence Borha.

However runs in basketball are as common as are the women that are coming out of the Tiger closet each day. As if a deep chill had snuck through a crack of the Ballsporthalle and blinded the Skyliners, Paderborn ended the first quarter with a 10-5 run to cut the lead to 19-12 after one quarter. Barrett scored with a back door layup, Terence Dials (206-F/C-83, college: Ohio St.) with a lay up and Nicolai Simon (191-G-87) with a three pointer. 'Frankfurt got off to a good start, because we didnt get back on defense and let up easy lay ups', said Paderborn guard DeAndre Haynes. 'We had a good start, but relaxed a bit and let Paderborn back', stressed Skyliner Filmore Beck (189-G-91). The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 40% from outside while The Paderborn Baskets were shooting 25% and 17% from outside. Frankfurt had the rebound edge at 13-8, but already seven turnovers while Paderborn had only four.

In the second quarter, The Paderborn Baskets continued their come back as they started hitting more and were able to strengthen their confidence. Paderborn started with a 12-6 run to tie the score at 24. Frankfurt was getting beat a lot inside with Barrett and Dials scoring and DeAndre Haynes was scoring at will displaying hustle sneaking inside missing, but grabbing his own rebound and scoring and then dropping a three pointer. American Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) responded scoring on a coast to coast stroll as he looked like he was Christmas shopping not knowing what to buy in the lane. After two Matt Terwilliger (206-F/C-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ohio St.) free throws, Kevin Langford (203-F-85, college: TCU)tied the score inside as Frankfurt continued to have difficulty keeping the zone Paderborn free. Paderborn registered their first lead on a Terwilliger free throw 27-26. Skyliner coach Murat Didin then inserted young German Fabian Franke (198-F-88) who had played in the sensational PRO B win against Rhondorf three hours earlier scoring 20 points and didnt seem tired at all as he hit a big jumper from the corner giving Frankfurt the 28-27 lead back.

Paderborn surprised Frankfurt by quickly scoring on a Malik Moore (192-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Amer.Internat.) fast break lay up as the home team was too slow getting back. Paderborn had their last lead of the game 30-28. Reese then scored on a nifty double pump move tying the score at 30. Quiet Skyliner Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) made a free throw giving Frankfurt the 31-30 halftime lead and certainly not a too happy coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) 'We played together hitting our shots and playing with a lot of energy', stressed Paderborn American DeAndre Haynes. 'We didnt box out so well let them rebound better and let them come back', stated Skyliner Filmore Beck (189-G-91). The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 41% from the field and 18% from the three point line, while The Paderborn Baskets were shooting 33% from the field and 22% from the three point line. Paderborn was still rebounding better at 23-20, but had 11 turnovers and Frankfurt only 10.

The Paderborn Baskets stayed in the game until half way through the third quarter where The Deutsche Bank Skyliners finally began to use their weapons more intelligently and scoring consistently while the guests were growing impatient and missing at ease. Even though the third quarter would belong to Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops), Paderborn still stuck around with a 6-0 run to tie the score at 37 as Malik Moore (192-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Amer.Internat.) scored on a spin move past Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri) DeAndre Haynes on a coast to coast lay in and a two handed monster dunk by Sefton Barrett who flew into the zone getting a quick pass from Moore from the wing. Seth Doliboa finally hit a three pointer to give Frankfurt the 40-37 lead. Barrett followed with a quick first step past Reese and scoring on a lay up. But that was all the energy that Paderborn had left as The Deutsche Bank Skyliners went on a 16-2 run to lead 56-41 after three quarters. 'It is extra tough to come back when you are down by 15-20 points, because you have to work extra hard instead of being in the game and looking to take the lead. We have to work on staying in the game, so we dont always have to use extra energy to come back', stressed Paderborn American DeAndre Haynes.

Frankfurt was doing damage inside as Robertson scored and Nolte added four points and two free throws. Doliboa added a three pointer and a spectacular quarter ending tip in as he used his outstretched hand to tip in the ball as the buzzer sounded. Paderborn seemed extremely shocked in this big run missing shots and turning over the ball over at a high rate. 'We let down our guard and they took advantage of it be being more aggressive', stated DeAndre Haynes. 'We woke up like we do in every game by playing team basketball', stated Skyliner German Filmore Beck (189-G-91). 'The third quarter was the turning point. We hit our shots, executed our offense, slowed down their offense and kept them out of the paint', stressed Skyliner American Seth Doliboa The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 45% from the field and 21% from the parking lot while The Paderborn Baskets were shooting 33% from the field and 18% from the parking lot. Paderborn was still dominating the rebounding at 32-29, but had 17 turnovers while Frankfurt had only 13 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were full awake and despite a ferocious comeback attempt by The Paderborn Baskets, were able to win in double figures. Frankfurt started with a quick 8-2 run to lead 63-43 as Doliboa scored five points and Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) made a three pointer. The ally-op combination of Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) to Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) faltered twice in the game, but came close. 'I had my hands on the ally-op, but just wasnt able to finish. I make them in practice, but just need to make them in games', joked Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). Paderborn responded with a quick 5-0 run as Haynes nailed a three pointer and Langford made two free throws. Frankfurt led only 63-48, but captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) hit a timely three pointer giving Frankfurt the 66-48 lead. Paderborn made another 5-0 run with two Terwilliger free throws and a three pointer to cut the Frankfurt lead to 66-53. However Paderborn was unable to get some consecutive stops as the clock was winding down and Frankfurt continued to score. Paderborn hit two more big three pointers by Moore and Haynes to get back to 71-59 with two minutes to play However Nolte and Reese scored inside to give Frankfurt the 75-61 lead. Paderborn closed the game with a 5-0 run with hoops by Barrett and Langford, but it was too late as Frankfurt won 78-67. 'We kept fighting and Malik Moore (192-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Amer.Internat.) hit some big shots, but it wasnt enough. Frankfurt pulled it out at the end. Frankfurt is a great team. The point guard duo of Reese and Roller work well. Doliboa has a good shot. Frankfurt is a clear playoff team', stated DeAndre Haynes.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Seth Doliboa with 15 points and seven rebounds. Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) contributed with 14 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists and Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in with 12 points, two rebounds and three steals. The Paderborn Baskets were led by Sefton Barrett with 18 points, five rebounds and two steals. DeAndre Haynes chipped in with 17 points, eight rebounds and four steals. He is a solid player with a good shot, added Skyliner guard Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.).

Both teams didnt shoot particulary well as The Deutsche Bank Skyliners shot 45% from the field, but only 23% from outside while The Paderborn Baskets shot 37% from the field and 35% from outside. It was the second consecutive game where Frankfurt was outrebounded as Paderborn won the duel under the boards 42-37. Paderborn had 19 turnovers and Frankfurt 17. Skyliner coach Murat Didin cant be thrilled about this performance, but a win is a win. Paderborn might be in the dungeon of the BEKO BBL standings, but there are only weak teams on paper, but on the court it is another story as Paderborn had some very good moments in the game and showed their fighting qualities. 'We showed tonight, that even though we were down, we stuck together as a team better than in the beginning of the season. I hope this will stick together in the second half and help us get away form the bottom', stressed DeAndre Haynes. Frankfurt has two difficult opponents with ENBW Ludwigsburg and The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig coming up between Christmas and New Years, but despite the difficulty disposing of Paderborn, the team showed team basketball. In the second half. 'The team got good play from Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops), Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) and Seth Doliboa. They did a good job pushing the lead which enabled us to control the lead', expressed Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.). 'Frankfurt killed us in the preseason, but we played better tonight. They switched up a lot of things and played tough. I think that we could of won if we would of stayed more focused', added Lawrence Borha. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host ENBW Ludwigsburg on Sunday December 27th at 17:00.



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


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers22.4 
 2. Oliver, Goettingen17.6 
 3. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 4. Copeland, TBB Trier17.3 
 5. Allen, Dt.15.7 
 6. Burns, ratiopharm15.7 
 7. Jenkins, Walter T.14.8 
 8. Rochestie, Goett.14.7 
 9. Griffin, Phoenix .14.7 
 10. Jeffers, LTi 46e.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris ENSMINGER
  Telekom B.
  (209-C-73)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Ensminger, Telek.8.5 
 2. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.3 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers8.1 
 4. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.7 
 5. Archibong, Duesseld.6.7 
 6. Allen, Dt.6.7 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.5 
 8. Doliboa, Dt.6.5 
 9. Travis, Walter Tigers6.3 
 10. Turek, Phoeni.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.7 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.6.5 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.5.7 
 4. Reese, Dt.5.1 
 5. Ratkovica, Walter T.4.9 
 6. Gamqrelidze, MBC4.2 
 7. Wright, ALBA3.9 
 8. Foster, EWE B.3.9 
 9. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.9 
 10. Rowland, LTi 46e.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.3 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.1.7 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.7 
 4. Jacobson, Goett.1.6 
 5. Ross, Art.Dragons1.6 
 6. Foster, EWE B.1.6 
 7. Jenkins, ALBA1.5 
 8. Martin, Bremerha.1.5 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.1.5 
 10. Bernard, M.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Turek, Phoenix .1.6 
 2. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.5 
 3. Boumtje, EWE B.1.4 
 4. Bryant, ratiopharm1.3 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.1 
 6. Boone, Goettingen1.1 
 7. Visser, EnBW L.1.1 
 8. Pleiss, Brose B.1.1 
 9. Chaney, EnBW L.0.9 
 10. Barrett, Pad.Ba.0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Tyler KEPKAY
  ETB Wohnbau
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Kepkay, ETB W.24.1 
 2. Hodges, Heidelberg23.2 
 3. Holloway, Hannover21.3 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.8 
 5. Burleson, Heidelberg19.1 
 6. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.18.9 
 7. Jeka, Cuxhaven18.0 
 8. Komarek, Heide.17.5 
 9. Reibel, Crailsheim17.4 
 10. Dorris, Cuxhav.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Hird, Langen11.1 
 2. Baker, Osnabrueck9.8 
 3. Smallwood, Braves9.3 
 4. Maras, B.Muenchen9.1 
 5. Rastatter, Chemn.8.3 
 6. Black, Karlsruhe8.3 
 7. Brooks, Crailsheim8.1 
 8. Bynum, Crailsheim7.9 
 9. Ferguson, Noerdlin.7.8 
 10. Robinson, Freibu.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.6.8 
 2. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.3 
 3. Bynum, Crailsheim5.2 
 4. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck4.9 
 5. Holloway, Hannover4.8 
 6. Burleson, Heidelberg4.6 
 7. Freymond, Kirch.4.6 
 8. Sharda, Freiburg4.3 
 9. Kepkay, ETB W.4.0 
 10. Hodges, Heidelbe.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel HOLLOWAY
  Hannover
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Holloway, Hannover2.8 
 2. Scott, Kirchheim2.4 
 3. Burleson, Heidelberg2.2 
 4. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.2 
 5. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck1.9 
 6. Slack, Hannover1.8 
 7. Jeka, Cuxhaven1.8 
 8. Jackson, Bayreuth1.7 
 9. Freymond, Kirch.1.7 
 10. Sharda, Freibu.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Slack, Hannover2.4 
 2. Schoo, Hannover1.7 
 3. De Michael, Kirchheim1.3 
 4. Maras, B.Muenchen1.3 
 5. Smallwood, Braves1.1 
 6. Tarver, Braves1.1 
 7. Seward, Bayreuth1.0 
 8. Shabazz, Jena1.0 
 9. Hird, Langen0.9 
 10. Roberts, Chemni.0.9 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Jamie ARNOLD
  Peristeri GS
  (203-F-75)
  Avg: 20
 1. Arnold, Perister.20.0 
 2. Harris, VAP K.18.3 
 3. Erceg, Panionios18.0 
 4. Abrams, Trikalla17.3 
 5. Green, Olimpia L.16.8 
 6. Green, AEK16.5 
 7. Gregory, PAOK16.3 
 8. Kleiza, Olympiakos16.1 
 9. Monroe, PAOK15.6 
 10. Childress, Olympiak.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travon BRYANT
  Panionios
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Bryant, Panionios10.2 
 2. Massie, Olimpia L.9.4 
 3. Francis, AEK8.8 
 4. Homan, Marousi BC7.9 
 5. Erceg, Panionios7.3 
 6. Carter, Ilysiakos7.2 
 7. Arnold, Perister.6.9 
 8. Kakiouzis, Aris6.4 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.4 
 10. Harissis, VAP.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  Olympiakos
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Teodosic, Olympiakos5.0 
 2. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.1 
 3. Papaloukas, Olymp.4.1 
 4. Diamantidis, Panath.3.7 
 5. Green, AEK3.5 
 6. Collins, Kavala/P.3.5 
 7. Hammonds, Perister.3.4 
 8. Keys, Marousi BC3.4 
 9. Spanoulis, Panath.3.4 
 10. Vasiljevic, VAP.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Prodromos NIKOLAIDIS
  AEK
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Nikolaidis, AEK2.6 
 2. Collins, Kavala/P.2.5 
 3. Hammonds, Perister.2.0 
 4. Diamantidis, Panath.1.8 
 5. Green, Olimpia L.1.8 
 6. Bryant, Panionios1.8 
 7. Petway, Ilysiakos1.7 
 8. Cummings, Ilysiakos1.6 
 9. Elder, Panionios1.5 
 10. Blakney, Panellini.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Ilysiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.6 
 3. Harissis, VAP K.1.5 
 4. Mavroidis, Marou.1.3 
 5. Francis, AEK1.2 
 6. Homan, Marousi BC1.1 
 7. Drobnjak, PAOK1.0 
 8. Wade, Kavala/P.1.0 
 9. Batiste, Panathin.1.0 
 10. Kendall, Mar.1.0 


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


A1, Round 8: Reds face with first loss, Greens join them on top - by Eurobasket News
Panionios - Olympiakos 96-94 OT
Panionios outsmarted Olympiakos in overtime handing them first loss of the season. Giannis Kalambokis (195-G-78, agency: FCM) was a key player in this excellent victory with 28 points. Tyrese Rice (185-G-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) had 17 and Zoran Erceg (210-C/F-85) nailed 16 pts, plus gabbed 6 rebounds. Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the Reds. Panionios 4-4, Olympiakos 7-1 (same as PAO).

Trikalla - PAOK 78-80
Valuable road win for PAOK as both squads had 2-5 before this meeting. Chris Monroe (191-G-81, college: George Washington) led the team from Thassaloniki with 15 points. Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78, college: Kansas) added 12. In Trikalla, Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75, agency: Beo Basket) and Miha Zupan (205-F/C-82) combined 42 points and 16 rebounds.

Ilysiakos - Panathinaikos 62-94
Panathinaikos had an easy job against Ilysiakos joining Olympiakos on top with 7-1. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 14 points for 12 minutes on the floor. Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) scored 12 pts and grabbed 5 rebounds in PAO. On the other side, Vonteego Cummings (192-G-76, college: Pittsburgh) scored 11 pts.

Peristeri GS - Marousi BC 80-81
After great Euroleague win in Rome, Marousi celebrated in thriller against Peristeri for 6-2 score in A1. William Keys (188-G-77, college: N.Mexico St.) was totally the best player in victory with 24 points. The hosts got 19 from Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson).

AEK - Aris 77-76
Another very exciting game in this round. AEK celebrated mostly owing to Taurean Green (183-G-85, college: Florida), who drained 21 points. Torin Francis (210-F-83, college: Notre Dame) had 16 pts and 7 rebounds, while Prodromos Nikolaidis (201-F-78) added 14 pts. Juan Dixon (191-G-78, college: Maryland) was on fire in loss with 21 pts. AEK 3-5, Aris 3-5.

VAP Kolossos - Panellinios 72-80
Victory number 6 for Panellinios, who got 19 points from Kosta Charalampidis (189-G-76). Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85, college: St.Louis) also had very important role with 18 points and 7 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Lans Harris (196-G-84, college: Kansas St.) and Sasa Vasiljevic (183-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) scored 18 and 15 points respectively. Both teams had 5-2 before this game.

Olimpia L. - Kavala/Panor. 82-71
Devin Green (201-G-82, college: Hampton) top-scored in victory with 19 points. Demond Greene (185-G-79, agency: Court Side) had 18 and Jamar Butler (185-G-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ohio St.) added 17 pts. Demetrius Alexander (204-F/C-75, agency: Buck Andre, college: Alabama) had 15 points and 5 rebounds in loss. Olimpia 3-5, Kavala 2-6.



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Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.20.7 
 2. Gibson, ZZ Leiden19.6 
 3. Thomas, M.Magix18.2 
 4. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.9 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.5 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.15.0 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden14.9 
 8. Mason, EclipseJet14.8 
 9. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden14.8 
 10. Hendley, Landste.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.9.6 
 2. Ellis, GasTerra F.9.1 
 3. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.8.8 
 4. Hilliman, Rotterdam8.7 
 5. McGhee, ZZ Leiden8.4 
 6. Griffin, Giants8.3 
 7. Monroe, DeFriesl.8.3 
 8. Haryasz, GasTerra.8.2 
 9. Gordon, Landstede7.2 
 10. Boxley, ZZ Leid.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.7 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.2 
 3. Defares, Giants4.6 
 4. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.6 
 5. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.5 
 6. Porter, Upstairs.4.4 
 7. Bostain, GasTerra.4.4 
 8. Moore, DeFriesland4.3 
 9. Slagter, Giants4.1 
 10. Gibson, ZZ Leid.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Thomas, M.Magix3.3 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra.3.1 
 3. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.8 
 4. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.7 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.2.6 
 6. de Randamie, Eclip.2.6 
 7. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.3 
 8. Mason, EclipseJet2.2 
 9. Palmer, Upstairs.2.2 
 10. Vorenhout, Upst.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hughes, M.Magix2.4 
 2. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.9 
 3. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.4 
 4. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.3 
 5. Townes, GasTerra.1.1 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.0 
 7. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden0.9 
 8. Porter, Upstairs.0.9 
 9. Faris, Giants0.8 
 10. Aarts, Eiff.Towe.0.8 


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Icelanders abroad - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
St Etienne and Logi Gunnarsson are struggling in NM1 in France. Week ago they lost to Denek 77-84 where Logi Gunnarsson scored 3 pts, 3 rebs & 4 assist. Yesterday team lost again now to Blois92-77. Gunnarsson 5 pts , 3 rebs, 1 assist.
Jon Stefansson and his Spanish ACB team CB Granada won Laguna 88-76. Stefanson with fine number 8 pts, in 13 minute of a play.
In Sweden Helgi Magnusson and Solna Vikings did not finish well in last 2 games before Christmas.
First they lost to Sundsvall Dragons where Magnusson got into foul trouble early and anded with 5 fouls, 2 pts & 4 rebs
On Sundsvall Dragons team again Jakob Sigurdarson was the leading scorer with 24 pts 3 rebs , 2 steals & 2 assist.
Today Solna lost again, now to Boras 93-79
Magnusson 5 pts , 4 rebs


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SuperLeague Mens Round Up - by Chris Smith
Hoops shock Northern Conference leaders Killester, UL Eagles hold fast to the top seat of the Southern Conference table with two wins in two days and both UCD Marian and Belfast Star get back to winning ways.

Hoops created a big shock on Saturday night by beating Northern Conference leaders Killester in Clontarf.

Ahmad Smiths side trailed by as much as 16 points by half time but USA Big Man, Carlton (Big C) Aaron proved to be unstoppable causing Killester major problems most of the game, He netted 36 points to carry his side to victory.

Hoops Head Coach Ahmad Smith couldnt be happier with the victory and contributed the win to a team effort.

We have lost a few games and had a few injuries so to come out and beat a team like Killester is a big win for us stated Smith.

Even with Killester leading for most of the game, Hoops fought back from a 16 point deficit to bring it within three points with one minute to go in the fourth quarter.

On a jump shot from Hoops player Philip Taylor, Hoops took the lead and never looked back.

Phil Taylor and Carlton Aaron were amazing added Smith, Taylor hit some key shots down the line and sealed the victory with free throws at the end

Believe it or not, Aaron started off slow but then he showed his aggressive side in the second half and really stepped up.

Of course its a surprise upset but we couldnt be happier added Smith,

To be down by 16 points and chip away to a victory is such a good feeling and its really boosted our confidence heading into Christmas

Meanwhile, a focused UL Eagles team secured their place at the top of the Southern Conference by clinching two wins in two days against Moycullen and UCC Demons respectively.

Heading into the Moycullen game, Head Coach Tony Hehir expressed worry for his players as exam schedules have kept him from training a full team.

We knew it was going to get tough as we are in the middle of exams stated Hehir, we havent had a full squad all week but we stayed strong and played excellent defense in the second half.

Hehir also commented on progress of league newcomers Moycullen and their two stand out players Cian Nihill and Nate Fristch.

They [Moycullen] have really improved as a team and they played well, added Hehir, Fritsch and Nihill were both strong and hit some crucial 3 pointers down the stretch

We pushed the ball up the floor and Stuart Robbins has some strong inside moves so we were able to control Moycullen more.

Tony Hehirs side continued their assault on Sunday against UCC Demons when they brought it to two consecutive wins with a 27 point contribution from Irish International Scott Kinevane.

Demons had it all to do at the break, trailing 49-37, and they were unable to stop a UL side also enjoying good displays from Matt Hall and Stuart Robbins.

Meanwhile on Sunday, UCD Marian showed a complete team performance by edging out DCU Saints in a nine point victory. With three players scoring in double digits for UCD, Head Coach Frank Ryan was pleased with his sides overall effort.

It came down to the quality of defense in the second half stated Ryan, the scoring was pretty spread but it really came down to our defense and how we controlled DCU Saints

UCD welcomed USA player Ian McCormick who connected on 24 points in the victory.

Ian played very well and had some great three pointers added Ryan, but everyone really stepped up. Especially Conor James who played both sides of the floor well.

We have lost the last four games by less than four points so to get a win before Christmas makes it all that sweeter.

There is a very daunting schedule ahead for us in January so its great to get a bit of confidence

Belfast Star were the victors in the Northern derby with Ulster Elks finishing the year with only one win.

Star Assistant Coach Adrian Fulton expressed concerns going into this game as he believed Elks had the players to get a win at their expense.

There is no doubt they are a good team and with their talent they are going to win games stated Fulton, but we had 12 guys who each added to the scoreboard

Stars USA player Kevin Ratch and Scott Summersgill combined for an impressive 61 points tally to lead Star to victory, but Fulton commented on the contribution that everyone made.

We used the entire roster tonight and while it might sound a bit clich everyone contributed to make this a team effort to get a victory.
Carlton Aaron (206-C-79, college: UMKC)


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 7-2 
 2. DCU Saints 5-3 
 3. Belfast Star 4-5 
 4. UCD Marian 2-7 
 5. Ulster Elks 1-7 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 8-1 
 2. UCC Demons 7-1 
 3. Neptune 5-3 
 4. Moycullen 3-7 
 5. Hoops 1-7 


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


Nahariya don't drive a Carr anymore - by Yarone Arbel
Ironi Nahariya announced the release of Tasheed Carr (193-G-85, college: St.Joseph's) who joined the club in the last summer. The St. Joseph guard wrote in 8 games in the BSL only 7.5 ppg and connected just one three pointer in 16 attempts in addition to 3.1 rpg and 2.0 apg. Without Carr, as well as DeMarco Johnson (204-F-75, agency: JEMsports, college: Charlotte) who flew to the USA for personal reasons, Nahariya lost at home 67-77 to Gilboa/Galil in the 9th week of the BSL, and dropped to a 2-7 record.

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Legadue, round 13: review - by Antonello Varallo
Best italian players starting 5 of round 13

PG:Andrea Pecile (187-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency) of Riviera Solare Rimini: 19 points, 3 steals and 2 assists
SG: Carlton Myers (192-G-71, agency: World Sport Agency) of Riviera Solare Rimini: 13 points, 3 steals and 4 assists
SF: Michele Ferrari (197-G/F-86): of Snaidero Udine: 4 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists
F: Tommaso Fantoni (203-F-85, agency: Players Group) of Fastweb Casale Monferrato: 18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block and 3 steals
C: Diego Banti (204-F/C-83, agency: Interperformances) of Miro Radici Vigevano: 16 points, 13 rebounds and 2 steals

Best import players starting 5 of round 13

PG: Kiwane Garris (188-G-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: Illinois) of Umana Venezia: 24 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
SG:Trent Whiting (185-G-76, college: BYU) of Aget Imola: 31 points with 8/9 from 2PT and 2/3 from 3PT
SF:Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) of BdS Sassari: 35 points with 7/10 from 3PT and 7 rebounds
F: Brett Winkelman (198-F-86, college: N.Dakota St.) of Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia: 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals
C: Jiri Hubalek (209-C-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Iowa St.) of BdS Sassari: 28 points and 6 rebounds

Season high for:
Pecile of Riviera Solare Rimini (19 points) Kemp of BdS Sassari (35)Troy Ostler (209-F-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Hawaii) Ostler of U.C.C. Casalpusterlengo (26 points) Banti of Miro Radici Vigevano (16) Michele Cardinali (190-G-78) of Enel Brindisi (14) Fabio Marcante (196-G-80, agency: Players Group) of A.B. Latina (11) Matteo Raminelli (203-C-83) of Fileni Jesi (8)


SerieA Round: 11 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Cimberio VA - Lottomatica 67-84
Lottomatica held off Cimberio Varese on the road to improve at 4-7 record. Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, college: Pennsylvania) scored 19 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 7 assists to lead the visitors. Ricky Minard and Kennedy Winston added 17 points each for Lottomatica. Jobey Thomas answered with 19 points for Varese as they slipped at 5-6 record.

Banca Tercas - Martos Napoli 85-71
Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama) scored 20 points to lead Banca Tercas past Martos Napoli. Bobby Jones added 18 points and 9 rebonds as Teramo improved at 6-5 record. Napoli went on with their skid despite 15 points and 12 boards from Robert Traylor.

La Fortezza - Benetton TV 78-80
Gary Neal (193-G-84, college: Towson) converted a buzzer-beating jumper to propel Benetton to a road success against Virtus Bologna. Gary Neal finished with 22 points in the victory. Davor Kus added 21 points for the visitors. Dusan Vukcevic finished with 18 points for Bologna.

Carife FE - NGC Cantu 72-84
Cantu secured the seventh win as they held off Carife Ferrara. Manuchar Markoishvili (195-G-86) nailed 18 points to pace Cantu. Jerry Green contributed 16 points for the winners. Anthony Grundy notched 19 points for Carife Ferrara.

Air AV - Pepsi Caserta 73-66
Air Avellino recorded the seventh win as they drove past Pepsi Caserta. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) delivered 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals for the hosts. Dee Brown top-scored with 18 points in the win. Timothy Bowers responded with 19 points for Pepsi Caserta.

Montepaschi - Sigma Coat. 97-66
Montepaschi posted the eleventh straight win as they cruised past Montegranaro. Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) scored 23 points and pulled down 8 rebounds to lead the champions. David Hawkins added 19 points in the victory. Greg Brunner responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds for Montegranaro in defeat.

Armani MI - Vanoli CR 80-72
Marco Mordente (191-G-79) scored 14 points to lead Armani Jeans past Vanoli Cremona. Morris Finley, Mason Rocca and Marijonas Petravicius added 12 points each as Armani Jeans improved at 8-3 record. Brandon Brown and Gary Forbes had 17 points each in the loss.

Angelico BI - Scavolini PS 73-76
Scavolini snatched a narrow road win over Angelico Biella. Marques Green (170-G-82, college: St.Bonaventure), Eric Williams and Sam Van Rossom scored 16 points apiece for Scavolini. Joe Smith answered with 16 points for Biella.



Lega2 Round: 13 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Trenkwalder - Aget IM 89-71
Trenkwalder posted the ninth win as they handled Aget Imola in front of the home fans. Robert Fultz (190-G-82, agency: Interperformances) knocked down 19 points to lead the Reggio Emilia team to the victory. Jamar Smith, Paul Marigney and Nicolo Melli dropped 17 points apiece for Trenkwalder. Trent Whiting responded with 31 points for Aget Imola.

UCC Casalpus. - Carmatic PT 82-85
Carmatic Pistoia overcame UCC Casalpusterlengo in overtime. Tamar Slay (204-F-80, college: Marshall) and Tony Skinn chipped in 17 points apiece for Pistoia. Marcos Casini delivered 12 points in the victory. Troy Ostler replied with 26 points, 6 boards and 3 assists for Casalpusterlengo.

Banco Sard. - Prima Veroli 99-92
Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) fired 35 points to lead Banco Di Sardegna past Prima Veroli. Jiri Hubalek added 28 points to lead the winners to the 11th win. Dontaye Draper and Kyle Hines replied with 19 points each in defeat.

Fastweb CM - A.B. Latina 86-72
Fastweb Casale earned the seventh win in the season rolling past A.B. Latina. Tommaso Fantoni (203-F-85, agency: Players Group) notched 18 points to pace Casale. Jarrius Jackson, Marcus Hall and Nicholas George had 12 points each in defeat. Courtney Eldridge replied with 17 points for A.B. Latina.

Riviera Solare - Edimes PV 87-75
Rimini Crabs posted the eighth win as they toppled Edimes Pavia. Six players scored in double figures with Andrea Pecile (187-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency) leading the charge with 19 points. Mike Bernard accounted for 17 points for the victors. Brett Winkelman came up with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals for Edimes Pavia.

Umana Reyer - Miro Radici VI 73-79
Miro Radici sneaked past Umana Reyer on the road. Jermaine Boyette (188-G-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Weber St.) tossed in 21 points to lead Vigevano. Diego Banti was helpful with 16 points and 13 boards for the winners. Kiwane Garris replied with 24 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds for Venezia.

Enel Brindisi - Scafati Basket 77-70
Enel Brindisi prevailed against Scafati Basket at home court. Joseph Crispin (186-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Penn St.) came up with 19 points to lead the home team. Sylvere Bryan and Michele Cardinali delivered 14 points apiece in the victory. Phil Goss responded with 19 points for Scafati.

Snaidero UD - Fileni Jesi 81-80
Snaidero Udine narrowly defeated Fileni Jesi as CC Harrison (194-G-76, agency: Court Side, college: N.Carolina St.) scored 21 points. David Brkic added 17 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the winning effort. Paulinho Boracini responded with 18 points for Fileni Jesi.



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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Neal, Benetton TV20.3 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE18.5 
 3. Aradori, Angelico.18.4 
 4. Brown, Air AV18.2 
 5. Jaaber, Lottomat.16.5 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR16.2 
 7. Mazzarino, NGC C.15.9 
 8. Jackson, Carife FE15.8 
 9. Forbes, Vanoli CR15.5 
 10. Ere, Pepsi Caser.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Sigma Coat.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.4 
 2. Wallace, Benetton.9.0 
 3. Jones, Pepsi C.8.5 
 4. Williams, Scavolin.8.3 
 5. Troutman, Air AV8.2 
 6. Thomas, Banca T.7.4 
 7. Ivanov, Sigma C.7.3 
 8. Pasco, Angelico BI7.2 
 9. Szewczyk, Air AV7.1 
 10. Brown, Vanoli6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Brown, Air AV5.0 
 2. Smith, Angelico BI4.5 
 3. Green, Scavolini PS4.5 
 4. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.4 
 5. Finley, Armani MI4.4 
 6. Childress, Cimberio.3.9 
 7. McIntyre, Montepas.3.8 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.4 
 9. Kus, Benetton TV3.3 
 10. Bowers, Pepsi.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.3 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.1 
 3. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.0 
 4. Hawkins, Montepas.3.0 
 5. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 6. Jeffers, NGC Cantu2.7 
 7. Ortner, NGC Cantu2.5 
 8. Grundy, Carife FE2.5 
 9. Vinicius, Sigma Coat.2.5 
 10. Di Bella, Pepsi.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CROSARIOL
  Lottomatica
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 2. Nnamaka, Carife FE1.2 
 3. Eze, Montepaschi1.0 
 4. Maggioli, La Fortezza0.9 
 5. Szewczyk, Air AV0.9 
 6. Traylor, Martos N.0.9 
 7. Moss, La Fortezza0.8 
 8. Gigli, Lottomatica0.8 
 9. Lavrinovic, Montepas.0.8 
 10. Achara, Angelico0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  Benetton TV
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Goss, Scafati .22.5 
 3. Whiting, Aget IM21.2 
 4. Slay, Carmatic PT20.3 
 5. Crispin, Enel B.20.0 
 6. Kemp, Banco Sard.19.8 
 7. Boyette, Miro R.18.5 
 8. Rowe, Banco Sard.18.3 
 9. Jackson, Fastw.18.2 
 10. Thomas, Enel Brindi.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare13.6 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.0 
 4. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.9.5 
 5. Chiacig, Scafati .8.9 
 6. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.6 
 7. Brkic, Snaidero UD8.0 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi7.7 
 9. Missere, A.B. L.7.6 
 10. Smith, Trenkwald.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.9 
 2. Brown, Snaidero UD4.8 
 3. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.5 
 4. Hatten, UCC C.4.2 
 5. Garris, Umana R.3.4 
 6. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.4 
 7. Slay, Carmatic PT3.3 
 8. Draper, Prima Veroli3.3 
 9. Scarone, Riviera .3.2 
 10. Young, Edimes3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Prima Veroli
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Draper, Prima Veroli3.8 
 2. Hatten, UCC C.3.6 
 3. Prato, Aget IM3.4 
 4. Skinn, Carmatic PT3.2 
 5. Young, Edimes PV3.1 
 6. Goss, Scafati .3.1 
 7. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.0 
 8. Boyette, Miro R.2.9 
 9. Apodaca, Scafati .2.9 
 10. Hines, Prima Vero.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DI GIULIOMARIA
  Umana Reyer
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.4 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.2 
 3. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 4. Hines, Prima Veroli1.5 
 5. Hubalek, Banco S.1.2 
 6. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.2 
 7. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.0 
 8. Hall, Fastweb CM0.9 
 9. Boykin, Fileni Jesi0.8 
 10. Wojciechowsk., UCC.0.8 


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


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  JAPAN   


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .20.1 
 2. Brown, Toyota17.7 
 3. Hale, Mitsubishi17.3 
 4. Kinoshita, Panasonic16.9 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin16.5 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.16.1 
 7. O''Bannon, Toyota15.9 
 8. Honeycutt, Panas.15.6 
 9. Takeuchi, Aishin15.4 
 10. Okosa, Tochigi Br.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin11.3 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.9.4 
 3. Aono, Panasonic9.3 
 4. Violette, Toshiba8.9 
 5. Maraker, Hokkaido8.5 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin8.3 
 7. Dawson, Mitsubishi8.1 
 8. Hale, Mitsubishi8.0 
 9. Okosa, Tochigi Brex7.9 
 10. Merritt, Tochigi Br.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.5 
 2. Kinoshita, Panasonic3.9 
 3. Sakuragi, Aishin3.5 
 4. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.5 
 5. Sato, Hitachi S.3.3 
 6. Nakagawa, Mitsubishi3.2 
 7. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.3.1 
 8. Ishizaki, Toshiba2.9 
 9. Igarashi, Toyota2.9 
 10. Kawamura, Tochig.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Toshihiro SATO
  Hitachi S.
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Sato, Hitachi S.2.9 
 2. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.8 
 3. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 4. Nakagawa, Mitsubishi1.5 
 5. Honeycutt, Panas.1.5 
 6. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.5 
 7. Hale, Mitsubishi1.4 
 8. Kikuchi, Toshiba1.4 
 9. Igarashi, Toyota1.4 
 10. Selvy, Aish.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin1.9 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.3 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.2 
 4. Honeycutt, Panas.0.9 
 5. Maraker, Hokkaido0.9 
 6. Gross, Aishin0.9 
 7. Custis, Panasonic0.7 
 8. Hale, Mitsubishi0.6 
 9. Arao, Toyota0.6 
 10. Violette, Toshi.0.6 


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 16-4 
 2. Panasonic 13-7 
 3. Toshiba 12-8 
 4. Toyota 11-9 
 5. Hitachi S. 11-9 
 6. Tochigi Brex 11-9 
 7. Hokkaido 5-15 
 8. Mitsubishi 2-18 


JBL Round: 20 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Panasonic - Toshiba 92-88
Panasonic is 13-7 in the league as they beat Toshiba 92:88. Jerald Honeycutt (205-F-74, college: Tulane) stepped up with 24 points and Nagayama Makoto netted 23. Kikuchi Shohei was responsible for 20 points in the losing effort.

Mitsubishi - Toyota 58-73
Toyota jumped to 11-9 record beating Mitsubishi 73:58. Clif Brown (200-F-84, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Niagara) and O'Bannon Charles paced all the winners with 20 points apiece, while Okada Yusuke nailed 14. Dawson Eric produced 13 points in the losing case.

Hitachi S. - Hokkaido 93-63
Five players scored in double digits as Hitachi rolled over Hokkaido 93:63. Joji Takeuchi (206-C-85) stepped up with 19 points and Sato Toshihiro delivered 18. Orimo Takehiko ended up with 21 points in the losing case.

Tochigi Brex - Aishin 77-85
Tochigi Brex lost to Aishin 77:85 as the latter improved to 16-4 on top of the League. Kosuke Takeuchi (205-C/F-85) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Kashiwagi Shinsuke nailed 20. Merritt Scott finished the night with 16 points and 10 boards in defeat.



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  KENYA   


24th AFCCM (Q/Finals): Petro zoom into semi-finals, beat Coop-Bank - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Petro Atletico basketball club of Angola Saturday became the first team to make it to the last four of the 24th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men holding at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda.

Petro who top group-A to set up the quarter-final clash against the Kenyan proved a hard side for the Kenyan winning in all four quarters of 31-10, 26-17, 29-09 and 24-20 for a final score-line of 106-56 points.

Petro Mario Porter led the floor with 19 points and 6 rebounds, Roberto Fortes 16 points and Hermenegildo Mbunga added 13 points for their side victory.

Petro will now square up against the winner of the quarter-final clash between ASB Mazembe basketball club of Democratic Republic of Congo and ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic in the second semi-final billed for Sunday at 19h00.

Mario Porter (198-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider)


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  KOSOVO   


Trepca motivated for title - by Besart Sadikaj
Trepca motivated for title.After his first loss caused Sigal Prishtina in this seasonal Trepca is motivated even more to be kidnapped two trophies - the championship title and Cup Kosovo.
After Wednesday beat the current champion in Mitrovica, Pristina result Sigal 84:81, Trepca is even more motivated to seize the two trophies in this league - Kosovo Cup and the championship title.
Trepca is the only team which caused the loss of his first Sigal Prishtina, after twelve consecutive victories that marked the capital city club.
So the leaders of the club believe that their team has the capacity to achieve its goals in this league.
'After the return of former basketball players at the club's leader, has started to become a genuine work at the club and is becoming a serious job,' said sporting director Trepca, Naim Hajrizi.
'Trepca has always been a candidate for the title of champion and with similar ambitions will always be. So this year we are also potential candidate for the title. This is our victory also proves to Sigal Prishtina, but also of public return to fitness, 'said Hajrizi.
Hajrizi As one considers the most prominent basketball team green and black, Drilon Hajrizi.
'Every victory in the Derby matches, is additional motive for us. So, the victory against Sigal Prishtina has motivated us to pursue two trophies in this edition. And without that there is a big difference between our team and that Prishtina. We are in good shape, because we won in three matches last Derby same pace and will continue until the end ', said Hajrizi.
welcome transfers were possible. If a player transfers to foreigners, they will help us enormously to achieve our goals, 'he said.
After thirteen throughput developed Trepa ranked second in the table with 23 points gathered, two less than the Chairman Sigal Prishtina.



Last Week - by Besart Sadikaj
On Saturday and Sunday matches will be held the last total throughputs TechnoMarket Superligs Autumn of Kosovo in basketball.
After losing by Trepca, Sigal Prishtina wants to finish half of the championship with victory to light Saturday, while Trepa aims to beat the other club Prishtina, College Eurosport.
On Sunday held two other matches.
Peja estimates victory in its journey in Vushtrri against Kosovo, while the same thing as Big Brother Bashkimi aims,
which travels in Mitrovica to cope with Bambi.


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 13-1 
 2. Bashkimi 11-3 
 3. Trepca 11-3 
 4. Peja 7-7 
 5. Drita 4-10 
 6. Kosova 4-10 
 7. Bambi 3-11 
 8. Col.Eurosport 3-11 


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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.9 
 3. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.19.8 
 4. Ruikis, Suduva18.0 
 5. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 6. Sirvydis, Sakalai16.5 
 7. Leonavicius, Sakalai15.9 
 8. Kelys, Perlas15.5 
 9. Kieza, Suduva15.3 
 10. Tatarunas, Alytus.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 2. Tatarunas, Alytus A.8.1 
 3. Dimsa, Nevezis8.0 
 4. Valanciunas, Perlas7.8 
 5. Watson, Zalgiris7.4 
 6. Morkeliunas, Juven.7.3 
 7. Vilkius, Neptunas7.3 
 8. Valukonis, Aisciai7.2 
 9. Griskenas, Techasas6.6 
 10. Adomaitis, Alytus.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Broadus, Suduva6.8 
 2. Low, Siauliai6.4 
 3. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.3 
 4. Ezerskis, Techasas5.0 
 5. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 6. Maceina, Rudupis4.6 
 7. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.4 
 8. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.4.3 
 9. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.0 
 10. Kelys, Perl.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.8 
 2. Pakamanis, Juven.2.6 
 3. Lipkevicius, Aisciai2.3 
 4. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 5. Kelys, Perlas2.2 
 6. Vileita, Rudupis2.1 
 7. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.1 
 8. Low, Siauliai2.0 
 9. Parachomikas, Rudup.1.9 
 10. Ruikis, Sudu.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Begic, Zalgiris1.7 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas1.7 
 4. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.6 
 5. Grinius, Nevezis1.2 
 6. Zyle, Aisciai1.2 
 7. Dimsa, Nevezis1.2 
 8. Valukonis, Aisciai1.2 
 9. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.1 
 10. Klimavicius, Zalgir.1.1 


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


LKL Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Aisciai - Nevezis 70-67
Aisciai narrowly defeated Nevezis to improve at 2-9 record. Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-C-89) scored 17 points for the winners. Mantas Kadzevicius, Marius Valukonis and Giedrius Kurtinaitis produced 12 points each in the victory. Egidijus Dimsa responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Nevezis.

Neptunas - Perlas 77-61
Neptunas outgunned Perlas for the seventh win in the championship. Robertas Bitinas (182-G-84) scored 22 points to lead the Klaipeda team. Simas Galdikas added 11 points for the winners. Eimantas Bendzius responded with 11 points and 6 boards for Perlas.

Techasas - Lietuvos Rytas 74-95
Lietuvos Rytas ensured the tenth win as they breezed past Techasas. Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the reigning champions. Martynas Gecevicius added 14 points for the winners. Laimonas Lukosevicius responded with 19 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for Techasas.

Juventus - Sakalai 103-76
Juventus cruised past Sakalai to grab the seventh win in the season. Arunas Vasiliauskas (201-F-85) scored 19 points to lead the hosts. Darius Pakamanis added 18 points in the winning effort. Virginijus Sirvydis responded with 24 points for Sakalai.

Siauliai - Lietuvos Rytas 77-87
Lietuvos Rytas silenced Siauliai away from home. Milko Bjelica (207-C-84) netted 20 points to pilot the defending champions to the ninth win. Martynas Gecevicius added 18 points for the winners. Mindaugas Kuzminskas notched 23 points for Siauliai.



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  LUXEMBOURG   


Amicale slides past Soleuvre! Sam Ney with 27 points! Travis DePree with Triple Double!! Residence wins at home against Nitia! - by Alex Meyers
December 12, 2009

Amicale 69 - Soleuvre 61

Steinsel, Luxembourg

Amicale won by 8 points and kept with reach of league leader Etzella behind Sam Ney`s 27 point performance. Travis DePree (199-F/C-83, college: Albion) scored 12 points and tallied 13 rebounds dropped 10 assists for the triple double and to top things off he had 6 steals and blocked a shot. Christian Schartz added 10 points 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. For Soleuvre, Domonique Crawford (193-G-84, college: Youngstown St.) led the match in scoring with 32 points and toook 12 rebounds. No other player reached more than 7 for Soleuvre who struggled and lost the game in the 2nd quarter when Amicale dominated 19-5 in an otherwise close game. Soleuvre tried to make a last period comeback, but it was too little too late and took it on the chin for their 9th loss in 12 tries.

Amicale: 29 field goals, 6 three pointers, 5 for 14 free throws, 40 rebounds, 23 fouls and 12 turnovers
Ney 27, DePree 12, Schartz 10, Haan 6, Zianveni 6, also Rausch 8, Cortese Cabeca 0, Gillardin 0 Laurent 0 and Steinmetz 0
Soleuvre: 19 field goals, 6 three pointers, 17 for 28 free throws, 32 rebounds, 11 fouls and 19 turnovers
Crawford 32, Kombo 1, Controguerra 3, Hemmen 1, Berthle 6, also Schreiner 6, Muepu 7, Loesch 0 and Eckes 0

Score by quarters: 1st Q 15-19, 2nd Q 19-5, 3rd Q 19-11, 4th Q 16-26, Final 69-61
235 Spectators

Residence 79 - BBC Nitia 63

Walferdange, Luxembourg
Nitia had a good 1st quarter defensively and a good 4th quarter offensively. But for the rest of the match, they played poorly enough to get themselves yet another
loss on this most difficult season. Billy McDaniel shone again with 27 points. Steve Kuhlmann addd 19. They got not much help from anyone else. Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) gave Residence and the crowd its money`s worth by dropping 35 points 10 rebounds on the visitors from Bettembourg. Pit Koster added 15 for Residence who hangs in there with 4 wins but is not looking like a team that will make the DBBL title playoffs. Jeff Bevilacqua did not play for Nitia.

Residence: 30 field goals, 4 three pointers, 15 for 27 free throws, 38 rebounds, 15 fouls and 19 turnovers
BBC Nitia: 24 field goals, 3 three pointers, 12 for 15 free throws, 22 rebounds 24 fouls and 13 turnovers
McDaniel 27, J. Bintz 6, Di Bartolomeo 0, Ribeiro 2, Muller 2, also Pinto 0, Lakaf 2, Kuhlmann 19, P. Bintz 3 and Binna 2
Fouled out: 25` Ribeiro and 32` Di Bartolomeo (N)


Score by quarters: 1st Q 11-17, 2nd Q 14-9, 3rd Q 28-13, 4th Q 26-24, Final 79-63
90 Spectators



Etzella wins on tip at the buzzer in low scoring affair! - by Alex Meyers
December 13, 2009

Contern 58 Etzella 59

Contern, Luxembourg
Contern gave Etzella problems and a scare till the end. Especially in the 3rd quarter where Etzella could only put together 4 points. In a low scoring affair, Elton Ferreira (197-F-82) tipped in a missed shot at the buzzer to beat the home Contern squad by 1 small point to get their 11th in a row. Dominique Benseghir another unlikely hero caught fire as he shot and nailed 4 three pointers. Nelson DelGado as held to only 13 points to lead Etzella. Benseghir followed with 12. Dustin Scott (203-F/C-85, college: Charleston) could only manage 9 points and 5 rebounds as he was in foul trouble all night bowing out with 17 big minutes remaining in the contest. Contern was led by Brandon Gary (202-F-83, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Hutchinson CC) and his 19 point 22 rebound double-double. Dave Schroeder and Ken Diederich each scored 10 points. Gilles Becker had only 2 points against his former club. Eric Jeitz was held to 7 and Yves Braun 6. Etzella`s Usual big scorers Tim Giver and Jairo DelGado were held to 9 and 7 points respectively. Etzella wins its 11th straight and Contern drops to 3rd place in the DBBL. Both teams played with only 7 players.

Contern: 20 field goals, 5 three pointers, 45 rebounds 12 fouls and 12 turnovers
Becker 2, Brandon 19, Diederich 10, Jeitz 7, Braun 6, also Schroeder 10 and Bissener 4
Etzella: 21 field goals, 10 three pointers, 7 for 13 free throws, 40 rebounds, 19 fouls and 9 turnovers
N. DelGado 13, Scott 9, J. DelGado 7, Giver 9, Albaladejo 5, also Benseghir 12 and Ferreira 4

Score by quarters: 1st Q 12-18, 2nd Q 16-15, 3rd Q 12-4, 4th Q 18-22, Final 58-59
440 Spectators



Musel Pikes gets another win! Racing 0-11!!! - by Alex Meyers
December 13, 2009

Musel Pikes 82 - Racing 66

Remich, Luxembourg

Racing looked at the beginning like they would get their first win in the DBBL. With a 14 point lead early in the 2nd quarter, Racing then lost its fire and subsequently the match. Still hanging in there going into the final period down by only 3 points, Racing stopped playing defense and gave up 31 points and lost the match by 16. At 0-11 things are looking bad for the club from Luxembourg City. Musel Pikes sits in good shape to make the playoffs as they are a few games ahead of 7th placed Residence. Corey Largent (200-F-80, college: W.Carolina) (3 steals, 5 assists) nailed 27 points. He had a little help this time out from Vincent Weyandt 13 points and Dean Gindt 12 point 11 rebounds. Musel Pikes had four players in double figures in scoring. Fletcher Walters (201-F-86, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Amherst) led with 28 points, 11 rebounds 3 steals and a blocked shot. Laurent Schwartz had 19 points and 5 assists. Guy Schmit added 17 points and Jannik Tuffel 12.

Musel Pikes: 31 field goals, 11 three pointers, 9 for 13 free throws, 36 rebounds, 12 fouls and 16 turnovers
Walters 28, G. Schmit 17, Tuffel 12, Schwartz 19, Schmitz 4, also Dentzer 2, Haas 0, Kox 0 and C. Schmit 0
Racing Luxembourg: 26 field goals, 5 three pointers, 9 for 13 free throws, 31 rebounds, 14 fouls and 16 turnovers
Gindt 12, Largent 27, Weynandt 13, Pires 8, Ural 0, also Schammo 0, Hochmuth 0 and Herrmann 6

Score by quarters: 1st Q 8-22, 2nd Q 24-13, 3rd Q 19-13, 4th Q 31-18, Final 82-66
145 Spectators



T71 destroys Sparta!! Sparta Coach Philippe Giberti resigns after 103-55 loss! - by Alex Meyers
December 11, 2009

T 71 103 - Sparta 55

Dudelange, Luxembourg


T71 played their best game last weekend and Sparta played their worst. The result a major blowout and a coach resigns. Giberti`s assistant coach Christophe Flammang takes the helm at least until after Christmas break. Sparta had a great start jumping out to an early lead and finishing the first period up by 4 points. Then, they fell completely apart. The home squad of Dudelange destryed the visitors from Bertrange 29-9 to take a 46-30 lead at the half. It got worse for Sparta in the 3rd where T71 romped 29-8 to lead by 75-38. T71 coasted in the 4th to win by 48 points. After the game, Giberti decided to throw in the towel. Apparently he will stay on with Sparta and be in charge of the youth program. Frank Muller (196-F/C-88, college: Cuesta JC) was the man again for T71 with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Martin Rajniak was close behind with 25 points. Tom Schumacher added 22 points, Denell Stephens (192-G-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Slippery Rock) 14 and Gilles Ruffato had 10 points and 6 assists. Sparta was led in scoring by Phil Grant (202-G/F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Iona) with 17 points. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) was held to 13 points. Noone else from Sparta really stepped it up to help their cause. Sparta was out-rebounded 34 to 21. T71 shot extremely well from inside the three point arc at 34/46 for 74%.

T 71: 42 field goals, 8 three pointers, 11 for 14 free throws, 34 rebounds, 13 fouls nd 13 turnovers
Muller 26, Rajniak 25, T. Schumacher 22, Stephens 14, Ruffato 10, also Abreu 0, Bemtgen 0, Hoffmann 0, LAures 4, Schmit 0, B. Schumacher 2 and Steinmetz 0
Sparta: 22 field goals, 3 three pointers, 8 for 13 free throws, 21 rebounds, 16 fouls and 18 turnovers
Smith 13, Grant 17, Hublart 9, Arbaut 4, Wagner 4, also Wolzfeld 4, Weiler 0, Solin 0, Nittler 0, Klein 4 and Buzasi 0

Score by quarters: 1st Q 17-21, 2nd Q 29-9, 3rd Q, 29-8, 4th Q 28-17, Final 103-55
250 Spectators



Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Etzella 12-1 
 2. Contern 10-3 
 3. Amicale 10-3 
 4. T71 9-4 
 5. Sparta 9-4 
 6. Musel Pikes 7-6 
 7. Residence 4-9 
 8. Soleuvre 3-10 
 9. BBC Nitia 1-12 
 10. Racing 0-13 


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Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Xalapa 24-5 
 2. Halc.Rojos 23-5 
 3. Lobos Grises 22-8 
 4. Halc.Cordoba 22-9 
 5. Soles 21-8 
 6. Pioneros 20-9 
 7. Toros 20-9 
 8. Lechugueros 17-13 
 9. Panteras 16-14 
 10. Bucaneros 15-14 
 11. Angeles 15-15 
 12. Barreteros 13-17 
 13. Abejas 13-17 
 14. Fuerza Regia 11-18 
 15. Huracanes 11-19 
 16. Potros 10-20 
 17. Indios 8-20 
 18. Libertadores 8-22 
 19. Cosmos 4-25 
 20. Pilares 1-27 


Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros24.4 
 2. Monroe, Potros24.3 
 3. Moore, Abejas23.2 
 4. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 5. Habel, Cosmos21.4 
 6. Hickerson, Pioneros21.1 
 7. Capers, Barreteros21.1 
 8. Martin, Pilares21.0 
 9. Thomas, Potros20.7 
 10. Arceneaux, Lechug.20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mattis MCHUGH
  Abejas
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. McHugh, Abejas11.4 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Allen, Pioneros11.1 
 4. Berghoefer, Potros10.2 
 5. Jackson, Angeles10.0 
 6. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 7. Reaves, Barreteros9.8 
 8. Mills, Indios9.0 
 9. Garcia, Pioneros9.0 
 10. Moss, Lechuguer.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.0 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.4 
 3. Stokes, Barreteros5.1 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos4.7 
 5. Brown, Fuerza R.4.7 
 6. Beltran, Libertad.4.4 
 7. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.3 
 8. Hollyfield, Barre.4.2 
 9. Roque, Toros4.2 
 10. Villegas, Lechuguer.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (--)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.4 
 2. Beltran, Libertad.3.2 
 3. Moore, Abejas2.9 
 4. Lewis, Soles2.5 
 5. Hollyfield, Barre.2.4 
 6. Gooner, Halc.Rojos2.3 
 7. Funn, Bucaneros2.3 
 8. Malpica, Cosmos2.2 
 9. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.0 
 10. Monroe, Potr.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Arceneaux, Lechugue.1.1 
 3. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 4. Moore, Abejas0.9 
 5. Thomas, Cosmos0.9 
 6. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 7. Pulido, Huracanes0.8 
 8. Cox, Angeles0.8 
 9. Soto, Abejas0.8 
 10. Hill, Halc.Roj.0.8 


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


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  Denver N.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Anthony, Denver N.30.5 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers28.8 
 3. James, Clevelan.28.6 
 4. Durant, Oklah.Ci.27.2 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.6 
 6. Nowitzki, Dallas M.26.1 
 7. Ellis, Golde S.24.7 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.24.4 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.23.8 
 10. Roy, Portland22.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.0 
 2. Gasol, LA Lakers12.6 
 3. Wallace, Charlotte B.12.1 
 4. Noah, Chicago B.12.0 
 5. Camby, LA Clippers11.7 
 6. Bosh, Toronto R.11.2 
 7. Boozer, Utah Jazz10.9 
 8. Duncan, San A.10.8 
 9. Haywood, Washingt.10.7 
 10. Randolph, Mem.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.4 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.1 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.2 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.7 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.7.9 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.5 
 8. Arenas, Washingt.7.0 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..6.6 
 10. Duhon, New York.6.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.4 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers2.2 
 4. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.1 
 5. Curry, Golde S.2.0 
 6. Ariza, Houston R.2.0 
 7. Iguodala, Philadel.2.0 
 8. Lee, New Jersey N.1.9 
 9. Felton, Charlott.1.9 
 10. Wallace, Charlotte.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SMITH
  Atlanta H.
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Smith, Atlanta H.2.4 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.2.3 
 3. Camby, LA Clippers2.3 
 4. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 5. Haywood, Washingt.2.2 
 6. Dampier, Dallas M.2.1 
 7. Duncan, San A.2.1 
 8. Lopez, New J.2.0 
 9. Perkins, Boston C.2.0 
 10. Dalembert, Phil.2.0 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 21-5 
 2. Toronto R. 13-17 
 3. New York K. 10-17 
 4. Philadelph.76 7-20 
 5. New Jersey N. 2-26 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 20-8 
 2. Milwaukee B. 11-14 
 3. Detroit P. 11-16 
 4. Chicago B. 10-15 
 5. Indiana P. 9-16 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 20-7 
 2. Atlanta H. 19-7 
 3. Miami Heat 13-12 
 4. Charlotte B. 10-16 
 5. Washington W. 8-17 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 19-9 
 2. Portland TB 17-12 
 3. Utah Jazz 16-11 
 4. Oklah.City T. 13-13 
 5. Minnesota T. 5-23 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 22-4 
 2. Phoenix Suns 18-9 
 3. LA Clippers 12-14 
 4. Sacramento K. 12-14 
 5. Golde State W. 7-19 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 20-8 
 2. Houston R. 16-11 
 3. San Antonio S. 14-10 
 4. N.Orleans H. 12-14 
 5. Memphis G. 12-15 


Saturday's games (9) review - by Eurobasket News
Washington W. - Phoenix Suns 95-121
Steve Nash (6'3''-G-74, college: Santa Clara) had 15 points and 15 assists before sitting out the fourth quarter Saturday night in a 121-95 rout that pushed the Suns to 10-0 at home. Amare Stoudemire (6'10''-F-82) had 23 pts and 14 rebounds, while Jason Richardson added 22 pts and 6 rebs. In loss, Gilbert Arenas (6'3''-G-82, college: Arizona) shined with 22 points.

LA Lakers - New Jersey N. 103-84
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) had 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 103-84 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night in a matchup of the NBA's best and worst teams. Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) collected 14 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. In New Jersey Nets, Devin Harris (6'3''-G-83, college: Wisconsin) top-scored with 21 pts.

Oklah.City T. - Houston R. 90-95
Trevor Ariza (6'8''-F-85, agency: David Lee services, college: UCLA) scored 31 points and hit five 3-pointers, and the Rockets closed an exhausting run of four games in five days with a 95-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. Luis Scola (6'9''-F/C-80) followed with 16 points and 8 rebounds. On the other side, Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) collected 21 pts and 8 rebounds.

Sacramento K. - Milwaukee B. 96-95
Tyreke Evans (6'6''-G-89, college: Memphis) (24 points and 7 rebounds) made a reverse layup around Andrew Bogut with 0.9 seconds left, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 96-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Jason Thompson (6'11''-F-86, agency: Buck Andre, college: Rider) had 22 pts and 10 rebounds in this victory. Carlos Delfino (6'6''-G-82) replied with 17 pts for the Bucks.

Indiana P. - San Antonio S. 99-100
Tim Duncan (6'10''-F-76, college: Wake Forest) let out a triumphant roar after scoring the final two of his 19 points and getting the last of his 16 rebounds, which was corralling Hibbert's block just a split-second before springing up for a rarity in Duncan's stellar career - a game-winning dunk. Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) had 15 and Keith Bogans (6'5''-G-80, college: Kentucky) netted 14 pts in win. Troy Murphy (6'10''-F-80, college: Notre Dame) collected 21 pts and 7 rebounds for the Pacers.

Utah Jazz - Charlotte B. 110-102
A night after telling Utah fans he was sorry and posting on Twitter that there was 'no excuse' for his play, Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) was dominant with 23 points and 10 assists. His top-scoring teammate Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) added 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Jazz cruised to a 110-102 win over the lackluster Bobcats on Saturday. C.J. Miles (6'6''-G-87) had 20 and Paul Millsap added 18 pts. Gerald Wallace (6'7''-F-82, college: Alabama) answered with 30 points and 13 rebounds in loss.

Portland TB - Orlando M. 83-92
Dwight Howard (6'10''-F-85) had 12 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks, and Rashard Lewis (6'10''-F-79) added 15 points for the Magic, who had 19 turnovers and shot 42 percent. They compensated by limiting Portland to just two field goals and seven points in the final seven minutes of the game. Matt Barnes (6'7''-F-80, college: UCLA) scored 13 pts. In Portland, Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) shined with 33 pts.

LA Clippers - Philadelph.76 112-107 OT
Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) scored 24 points and Baron Davis (6'2''-G-79, college: UCLA) added 20 for the Clippers (12-14). Los Angeles overcame a 28-point night from Marreese Speights (6'10''-F/C-87, college: Florida) and 20 from Andre Iguodala (6'6''-G-84, college: Arizona).

Atlanta H. - Chicago B. 98-101 OT
Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) scored a career-high 32 points and the Bulls overcame a season-high 40 points from Joe Johnson (6'8''-F-81, college: Arkansas) to beat Atlanta 101-98 in overtime Saturday night and snap the Hawks' six-game win streak. Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Duke) added 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists in this victory.


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  NCAA1   


Texas runs past Tar Heels - by Carl Berman
Texas showed why they are the #2 team in the nation this afternoon as they ran past North Carolina 103-90 before 38,052 at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Texas was led by their two front-court stars, Damion James (6'7''-G/F-87) and Dexter Pittman who scored 25 and 23 points respectively while both pulling down 15 rebounds.

Texas's interior play proved to be too tough for the Tar Heels. Although North Carolina's interior players are skilled offensively, most are lean and could not combat the Longhorn strength and athleticism inside. Texas out-rebounded North Carolina 56-36 including an astounding margin of 26-9 on the offensive boards.

Texas was also helped by their pair of fabulous freshman guards, Avery Bradley and J'Covan Brown. Both players have a complete game and they can play with the ball in their hands or without it. Bradley scored 20 points to go along with 4 rebounds and 3 steals while Brown scored 21 on 3-6 three point shooting and had 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Texas looks to have the depth necessary for a serious run at the National Championship. Add point guards Dogus Balbay, Justin Mason and Jai Lucas, swingmen Gary Johnson and Jordan Hamilton and bigs, Alexis Wangmere, Matt Hill and Clint Chapman to the mix and Rick Barnes' big effort will be trying to keep everyone happy with limited minutes.

Ed Davis led the Tar Heels with 21 points and 13 rebounds. North Carolina will be tougher later in the year as their freshman become more experienced.

Carl Berman is a Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball LLC. NetScouts Basketball is a progressive media company and the largest collegiate scouting service in the United States. Information on NetScouts Basketball can be obtained through their website at www.netscoutsbasketball.com or by writing to info@netscoutsbasketball.com.


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Tangara from Chaminade University signs in Morocco - by Daniel Poerschke
Mohamed Tangara (6'10''-F/C-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) signed a contract with the club Fath us de Rabat in the first league in Morocco. The big man from Mali played last season at NCAA 2 school Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 27 games Mohamed Tangara produced 14.4ppg and 8.7rpg. Before his All-PacWestConference 1st Team senior season, he played four years at prestigous NCAA 1 powerhouse Arizona. This summer Mohamed Tangara was also part of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA summer league training squad.

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24th AFCCM (Q/Finals): Gallant Kano Pillars go down to Primeiro 74-94 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Premiero dAgosto kept its invincibility run alive with a 94-74 points victory over Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria to land a semi-final ticket.

The exciting game one of the best played by the Nigerian and FIBA Africa Zone-III champion saw the defending champion winning three of the four quarters by 20-08, 28-20, 20-27 and 26-19 to set-up a semi-final battle against host APR Lions at 17h00.

Primeiros Mario Correia led his team with 17 points and 6 rebounds, Miguel Lutonda recorded 14 points, Carlos Almeida contributed 12 points just as the duo of Rodrigo Mascarenhas and Armando Costa added 11 and 10 points each with Joaquim Gomes grabbing 11 rebounds for the defending champion.

Kano Pillars points guard, Abubakar Usman led the floor with 21 points while the duo of Abdulrahman Mohammed and Anthony Koko added 11 points each.

Carlos Almeida (193-G/F-76)


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


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark CARDONA
  Talk N Text
  (180-G/F-81)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Cardona, Talk N.20.6 
 2. Tubid, Ginebra18.2 
 3. Santos, San Miguel18.2 
 4. Williams, Santa Lucia16.9 
 5. Miller, Alaska16.2 
 6. Tenorio, Alaska15.5 
 7. Yap, Purefoods15.0 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Text14.7 
 9. David, Burger King14.6 
 10. Macapagal, Coc.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia14.3 
 2. Santos, San Miguel10.2 
 3. Reavis, Purefoods9.4 
 4. Carey, Talk N Text9.3 
 5. Taulava, Coca-Cola9.2 
 6. Pena, San Miguel8.9 
 7. Espinas, Santa L.8.5 
 8. Reyes, Rain o.7.9 
 9. Alonzo, Barako Bull7.9 
 10. Quinahan, Burger.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 JayJay HELTERBRAND
  Ginebra
  (183-G-76)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.8 
 2. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.8 
 3. Alapag, Talk N Text5.6 
 4. Villanueva, San M.5.1 
 5. Miller, Alaska4.5 
 6. Castro, Talk N Text4.4 
 7. Yeo, Santa Lucia4.4 
 8. Reyes, Santa Lucia4.3 
 9. Tenorio, Alaska4.2 
 10. Abarrientos, Gin.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia1.9 
 2. Artadi, Purefoods1.8 
 3. Williams, Santa Lucia1.8 
 4. Norwood, Rain o.1.6 
 5. Buenafe, Burger K.1.6 
 6. Dimaunahan, Barako B.1.5 
 7. Abarrientos, Gineb.1.5 
 8. Santos, San Miguel1.5 
 9. Mercado, Rain o.1.3 
 10. Ross, Coca-Co.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ali PEEK
  Talk N Text
  (194-F-75)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Peek, Talk N Text1.7 
 2. Santos, San Miguel1.6 
 3. Quinahan, Burger K.1.5 
 4. Thoss, Alaska1.2 
 5. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.1 
 6. Maierhofer, Puref.1.1 
 7. Pennisi, San Miguel0.9 
 8. Devance, Alaska0.9 
 9. Williams, Santa Lucia0.8 
 10. Lao, Barako Bu.0.7 


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.22.1 
 2. Celej, Start Lublin20.3 
 3. Pacocha, Big Star19.5 
 4. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.18.7 
 5. Pluta, MOSiR K.18.5 
 6. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.4 
 7. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.1 
 8. Flieger, Zastal ZG16.9 
 9. Mis, Siarka T.16.2 
 10. Piechowicz, MMKS.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.12.1 
 2. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 3. Kulikowski, Zubry10.0 
 4. Storozynski, Trefl S.9.7 
 5. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.4 
 6. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.4 
 7. Kwiatkowski, Start L.9.3 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.8.9 
 9. Nowakowski, Tempco.8.6 
 10. Chodkiewicz, Zastal.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.7.0 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.8 
 3. Baran, Siarka T.6.2 
 4. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 5. Trepka, LKS Lodz5.3 
 6. Basinski, MMKS D.4.4 
 7. Pacocha, Big Star4.3 
 8. Rapucha, Zubry4.3 
 9. Kalinowski, Zastal Z.4.1 
 10. Szczypka, MMKS.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.5 
 2. Krupa, Siarka T.3.3 
 3. Sikora, Trefl SSA2.9 
 4. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.8 
 5. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 6. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 7. Sikora, Start Lublin2.5 
 8. Glapinski, Sokol L.2.4 
 9. Koszuta, Spojnia S.2.4 
 10. Szczepaniak, LKS.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry3.1 
 2. Milewski, AZS A.2.0 
 3. Lisewski, MMKS D.1.8 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.7 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.4 
 6. Deja, MOSiR K.0.9 
 7. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz0.9 
 8. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.0.9 
 9. Bodych, Spojnia S.0.8 
 10. Zielinski, MMKS.0.8 


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


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


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Wright, PGE Turow21.2 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 3. Mays, Znicz19.3 
 4. Weeden, Polpharma18.8 
 5. Chappell, Znicz18.6 
 6. Berisha, Polonia 201118.2 
 7. Logan, Assec.Pr.17.1 
 8. Williamson, Znicz16.6 
 9. Woods, Assec.Pr.16.5 
 10. Miller, Polonia Azb.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.5 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.11.3 
 3. NaNa, Polonia Azbud9.3 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.8 
 5. Chappell, Znicz8.5 
 6. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 7. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 8. Okafor, Polpharma7.2 
 9. Wright, PGE Turow7.0 
 10. Sullivan, Anw.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Szubarga, Anwil7.0 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW6.2 
 3. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.3 
 4. Brazelton, Energa C.5.1 
 5. Joyce, Anwil4.8 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.6 
 7. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.3 
 8. Hughes, Polonia .4.1 
 9. Snieg, Polonia 20114.0 
 10. Hawkins, Trefl.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Chappell, Znicz2.8 
 2. Majewski, Polph.2.5 
 3. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.4 
 4. Godbold, Stal SW2.4 
 5. Szubarga, Anwil2.3 
 6. Angley, Polpharma2.1 
 7. Mays, Znicz2.0 
 8. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
 9. Hawkins, Trefl S.1.8 
 10. Laczynski, Polo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .2.0 
 2. Wyka, Znicz1.3 
 3. Misiewicz, Znicz1.2 
 4. Harris, SKK K.1.2 
 5. Sullivan, Anwil1.1 
 6. Kolowca, Polonia 20111.0 
 7. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.0 
 8. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.0.9 
 9. Stelmach, SKK K.0.8 
 10. Bigus, ISS Sporti.0.8 


Pape Sow leaves Prokom Gdynia - by Eurobasket News
Pape Sow (208-F-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) and Prokom Gdynia parted ways. The Senegalese forward played nine games in the PLK this season. He averaged 6.3 points and 5.3 boards per game. Pape Sow also averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 boards and 1.4 blocks per Euroleague appearance this season. Last season Pape Sow played for Armani Jeans in Italy. The forward also was the member of the Senegalese National Team during this years AfroBasket. In Libya Sow tallied 6.7 points and 6.9 rebounds.


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  PORTUGAL   


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


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


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Ricondo CRUTCHFIELD
  Sampaense
  (200-F/G-78)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Crutchfield, Sampa.22.1 
 2. Dagans, Ginasio22.0 
 3. Powers, Fisica22.0 
 4. Schneider, CAB20.3 
 5. Voorhees, AD Vagos20.0 
 6. Lee, Ovarense18.3 
 7. Soderberg, CAB18.3 
 8. Smith, AD Vagos18.0 
 9. Miranda, Ovarense17.9 
 10. St.Robert, Illiab.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rod NEALY
  VSC Guimar.
  (198-F-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Nealy, VSC Guimar.11.0 
 2. Smith, AD Vagos11.0 
 3. St.Robert, Illiabum10.3 
 4. Powers, Fisica10.1 
 5. Lee, Ovarense9.1 
 6. Johnson, Fisica9.1 
 7. Wilson, Sampaense9.0 
 8. Johnson, Academica9.0 
 9. Terrell, Porto F.8.9 
 10. Thornton, Barrei.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Felix, Illiabum3.9 
 2. Costa, Ginasio2.9 
 3. Marcal, Porto F.2.7 
 4. Mims, VSC Guimar.2.7 
 5. Balseiro, Sampa.2.6 
 6. Hunt, Porto F.2.6 
 7. Schneider, CAB2.5 
 8. Reed, Benfica2.4 
 9. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.3 
 10. Pinto, Barreiren.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Felix, Illiabum6.9 
 2. Manarte, Ovarense6.6 
 3. Monteiro, AD Vagos5.5 
 4. Simoes, Academica5.0 
 5. Reveles, AD Vagos5.0 
 6. Salvador, Fisica4.4 
 7. Sing, Sampaense4.3 
 8. Miranda, Ovarense4.3 
 9. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.3 
 10. Nealy, VSC Guim.4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane CLARK
  Barreirense
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Clark, Barreirense2.0 
 2. Lee, Ovarense1.7 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos1.7 
 4. Terrell, Porto F.1.6 
 5. DeWitz, Benfica1.4 
 6. Johnson, Fisica1.3 
 7. Jackson, Academica1.3 
 8. Frisby, Benfica1.3 
 9. Wilson, Sampaense1.3 
 10. Nealy, VSC Guim.1.3 


LPB Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Fisica - Sampaense 80-78
Fisica narrowly defeated Sampaense at home court. Austen Powers (203-F-87, agency: Tank Sports, college: Seattle) fired 31 points to lead Fisica. Miguel Salvador had 15 points in the second win for the hosts. Ricondo Crutchfield answered with 29 points and 7 rebounds for Sampaense.

Ovarense - AD Vagos 92-76
Miguel Miranda (205-F-78) knocked down 27 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and issued 6 assists to lead Ovarense past AD Vagos. Christopher Lee produced 24 points in the winning effort. John Smith replied with 22 points, 13 boards and 3 blocks for AD Vagos.

Academica - Illiabum 62-74
Illibaum upset Academica on the road. Nate Daniels (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Mountain St.) scored 20 points to pace Illibaum. Matthew Shaw added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for the winners. Fernando Sousa replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Academica.

Ginasio - VSC Guimar. 56-66
Guimaraes posted the fourth win in the season as they outclassed Ginasio away from home. Tommie Eddie (201-F/C-82, college: Mississippi) tallied 23 points to lead the visitors. Rod Nealy contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds for Guimaraes. Brandon Dagans had 20 points and 8 caroms for Ginasio.

Benfica - Porto Ferpinta 78-72
Benfica overcame Porto in the Portuguese Classico. Sergio Ramos (200-F-76) notched 16 points and 10 boards to lead the reigning champs. Ben Reed added 15 points in the win. Julian Terrell responded with 20 points and 11 boards for Porto.



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  RWANDA   


24th AFCCM (Q/Finals): APR subdue Interclub, book semi-final ticket - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Host of the 2009 edition of the final round of the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men, APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda Saturday made it through to the semi-final with 99-80 points victory over Interclub basketball club of Congo Brazzaville.

The Kigali-based side subdue their opponent in all four quarters by 26-14, 24-19, 23-22 and 26-25 points to set up a semi-fnal confrontation against the winner of the last quarter-final game between Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria and defending champion, Primeiro dAgosto basketball club of Angola at 17h00 Sunday.

APR Lions points guard, Cedric Isom led the floor with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, Robert Thomson contributed 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 block-shot while the trio of Mathew Miller, Michael Bazangu and Karim Mkusi added 18, 14 and 10 points each to give their a first ever semi-final birth for their side.

Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist)


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  SERBIA   


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dragan MARKOVIC
  Napredak
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Markovic, Napredak18.8 
 2. Rakic, Novi Sad17.3 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.2 
 4. Kruscic, Beograd16.7 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.1 
 6. Andjusic, Mega V.15.9 
 7. Micevic, Borac15.5 
 8. Jelovac, Mega V.15.2 
 9. Martinic, Vojvodina15.1 
 10. Lepojevic, Beogr.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nenad CANAK
  Tamis
  (204-F-76)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Canak, Tamis9.3 
 2. Lukovic, Radnic.8.0 
 3. Jelovac, Mega V.7.7 
 4. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.6 
 5. Mikic, KG 067.1 
 6. Ljubojevic, Novi S.7.0 
 7. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.6 
 8. Dramicanin, Borac6.6 
 9. Pobric, Novi Sad6.4 
 10. Mitrovic, Beogr.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.4 
 2. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.7 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.5 
 4. Martinic, Vojvodina4.3 
 5. Rakic, Novi Sad4.2 
 6. Dimitrijevic, Sloga4.0 
 7. Prolovic, Borac3.8 
 8. Korac, Beograd3.8 
 9. Radulovic, Masinac3.3 
 10. Djordjevic, Slo.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marko VULIN
  Proleter Naft.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.2 
 2. Martinic, Vojvodina2.1 
 3. Dundjerski, Beograd2.0 
 4. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.8 
 5. Dimitrijevic, Sloga1.8 
 6. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 7. Pistoljevic, Radnic.1.7 
 8. Miljkovic, Masinac1.7 
 9. Djordjevic, Sloga1.7 
 10. Mitrovic, Beogr.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. Maravic, Mega V.1.4 
 4. Petric, KG 061.3 
 5. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.3 
 6. Buric, Tamis1.2 
 7. Bjegovic, Masinac1.0 
 8. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Markovic, Radnic.0.7 
 10. Dramicanin, Bor.0.7 


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  SLOVAKIA   


Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Pezinok 18-3 
 2. Nitra 16-5 
 3. Handlova 13-8 
 4. Nova Ves 11-9 
 5. Prievidza 11-10 
 6. Inter Bratisl. 10-11 
 7. B.Bystrica 10-11 
 8. Svit 8-13 
 9. Levice 7-14 
 10. Komarno 7-14 
 11. Vahostav-Zilina 4-17 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Fears, Prievidza20.4 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova19.3 
 3. Archibeque, Levice18.7 
 4. Crouch, Inter B.18.1 
 5. Bosak, Prievidza17.9 
 6. Stojanovic, Vahost.17.9 
 7. Mroz, Nova Ves17.0 
 8. Laco, Svit16.6 
 9. Hill, Nitra16.5 
 10. Nicholson, Pezin.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  Levice
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Archibeque, Levice10.1 
 2. Mroz, Nova Ves9.0 
 3. Nicholson, Pezinok8.4 
 4. Szalay, Prievidza7.8 
 5. Cvitanovic, Svit7.1 
 6. Micuda, Pezinok7.1 
 7. Skara, B.Bystrica7.1 
 8. Dorazil, B.Bystrica6.8 
 9. Batka, Nova Ves6.6 
 10. Tomek, Nit.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Levice
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Crawford, Levice8.6 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova8.4 
 3. Scott, Nitra4.8 
 4. Fears, Prievidza4.6 
 5. Immink, B.Bystrica3.8 
 6. Milosevic, Pezinok3.8 
 7. Demecko, Nova Ves3.6 
 8. Grznar, Levice3.6 
 9. Crouch, Inter B.3.3 
 10. Bosak, Prievid.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Edward SCOTT
  Nitra
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Scott, Nitra2.8 
 2. Fears, Prievidza2.5 
 3. Crawford, Levice2.4 
 4. Zavodny, Vahost.2.4 
 5. Jefferson, Nova Ves2.2 
 6. Glavinic, Handlova2.2 
 7. Demecko, Nova Ves2.1 
 8. Crouch, Inter B.2.1 
 9. Jackson, Pezinok2.1 
 10. Mielczarek, Nova.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Levice
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Crawford, Levice0.8 
 2. Blagojevic, Komar.0.8 
 3. Cvitanovic, Svit0.7 
 4. Archibeque, Levice0.7 
 5. Gudelj, Komarno0.7 
 6. Bosak, Prievidza0.7 
 7. Tilandy, Vahost.0.6 
 8. Klar, Levice0.6 
 9. Madaj, Komarno0.6 
 10. Micka, Pezin.0.5 


Extraliga Round: 23 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
B.Bystrica - Nitra 78-66
Banska Bystrica prevailed against Nitra at home court. Ivan Skara (203-F/C-82, college: Cleveland St. CC) was dominant with 17 points and 16 rebounds for the hosts. Gregory Immink contributed 16 points as Banska Bystrica pulled at 10-11 record. Edward Scott, Lubos Pohanka and Dametri Hill had 11 points each for Nitra.

Inter Bratislava - Komarno 78-69
Inter Bratislava claimed the third straight victory as they held off Komarno. Roman Ivan (200-F-77) scored 21 points to lead the home team. Vincent Polakovic contributed 19 points and 6 rebounds for Inter. Komarno responded with 16 points and 3 blocks from Zrinko Gudelj.

Levice - Prievidza 78-85
Daniel Boor (196-F-79) knocked down 20 points to lead Prievidza past Levice away from home. Lubos Storcel added 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Vladimir Klar answered with 20 points for Levice.

Pezinok - Vahostav-Zilina 103-63
Pezinok eased pat Zilina for the 18th win. Peter Micuda (206-C-72) secured 17 points and 10 rebounds for the league leaders. Nenad Milosevic contributed 13 points and 8 assists in the win. Dejan Stojanovic answered with 17 points for Zilina as they slipped at 4-17 record.

Handlova - Svit 94-84
Josip Glavinic (192-G-82) exploded with 29 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds to lead Handlova past Svit. Ondrej Haviar added 17 points as the winners posted the 13th victory. Branislav Laco replied with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals for Svit.



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  SLOVENIA   


Sencur fall to 0-11, tie worst start since 2005 - by Zeljko Zule
Newly promoted Sencur tied the worst start in Telemach League since 2005-06 Krka with the 11th consecutive loss, whic happened to come againt Sentjur, 75-87.
Parklji-Geoplin Slovan 61-63: Luka Marolt (201-F-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) hit a game-winning jumper with 15 seconds left. Zoran Dragic scored 15 points and Dejan Cigoja 14 while Stefan Kosec led Parklji with 14 points.
Sentjur-Sencur CPK 87-75: The home team trailed just at 5-6 and had their largest lead at 52-34at halftime. Marcus Crenshaw collected 26 points and 6 assists, Sandi Cebular scored 20 points and Teo Simovic had 14 points and 9 rebounds. Sencur matched the worst start in League since 2005-06 Krka with their 11th straight loss. Bojan Popovic had 19 points and 9 rebounds, Vladica Jovanovic svored 18 points and Roman Horvat 17.
Luka Koper-Krka 69-87: Krka opened the second half with a 18-5 run to take a lead 60-43. Jure Balazic scored 24 points and Milos Markovic added 15. Koper has just one win in his last seven games. David Ugrekhelidze, Miha Markic and Ivan Drzic finished with 13 points each.



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KBL Round: 30 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Daegu Orions - KT&G Kites 72-66
Daegu Orions improved to 17-10 defeating KT&G Kites 72:66. Hill Herbert (203-F-84, college: Providence) erupted with 34 points and 15 rebounds and Kim Byong-Chul scored 17. Daniels Chris responded with 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Kites.

Samsung Th. - LG Sakers 83-90
Samsung was beaten by LG Sakers 83:90 at the end of the round. Ki Seung-Ho (194-F-85) and Alexander Chris led the way with 21 points each, while Stevenson Greg added 20 points and 14 boards. Leather Terrence answered with 31 points for Seoul team.

KT&G Kites - KCC Egis 73-88
KT&G Kites lost to KCC Egis 73:88 as the latter got 23 points from Brand Micah (210-C-80, agency: Liman Sports, college: Massachusetts). Kang Byung-Hyun and Akins Tony followed him with 17 points each. Daniels Chris ended up with 23 points in the losing effort.

LG Sakers - ET Land B.Sl. 66-89
ET Land left the bottom of the league after 89:66 over LG Sakers. Bell Rashad (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) exploded with 36 points and 13 rebounds, while Park SungJin posted 19. Stevenson Greg collected 12 points and 13 boards in the losing case.

Dongbu Promy - Mobis Phoebus 69-72
Mobis Phoebus enjoys the top with 20-7 record after 72:69 over Dongbu Promy. Yang Dong-Geun (182-G-81) paced all the winners with 19 points, while Ham Ji-Hoon had 16 points and 9 rebounds. Chandler Marquin finished the night with 20 points and 10 boards in defeat.

Sonic Boom KT - SK Knights 76-74
Sonic Boom KT rolled over SK Knights 76:74 in the Regular Season Round 30. Park Sang-Oh (196-F-81) top-scored for the winners with 17 points while Johnson Jasper added 16 points and 10 boards. Kim Julian and Bang Sung-Yoon combined 44 points in defeat.



Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Mobis Phoebus 20-7 
 2. Sonic Boom KT 19-8 
 3. Dongbu Promy 17-10 
 4. KCC Egis 17-10 
 5. LG Sakers 16-12 
 6. Samsung Th. 13-13 
 7. KT&G Kites 8-18 
 8. Daegu Orions 8-18 
 9. SK Knights 8-19 
 10. ET Land B.Sl. 8-19 


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  SPAIN   


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


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Louis ROE
  Tenerife
  (200-F-72)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Roe, Tenerife19.6 
 2. Phillip, CAI Z.19.6 
 3. Morley, Burgos17.9 
 4. Hughes, Leon17.4 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.16.8 
 6. Riera, Mallorca16.5 
 7. Donaldson, La La.16.4 
 8. Urtasun, Leon15.8 
 9. DeVries, Girona15.6 
 10. Xavier, Breog.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Donaldson, La La.11.5 
 2. Starosta, Melilla10.1 
 3. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.5 
 4. Padgett, La Palma8.5 
 5. Arteaga, Palencia8.4 
 6. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.8.0 
 7. Northen, Mallorca7.9 
 8. Ayon, Tenerife7.6 
 9. Adrien, Breogan7.4 
 10. Coleman, Breog.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.6 
 2. Jimenez, Melilla4.5 
 3. Perez, Cornella3.6 
 4. Mena, La Palma3.6 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.3.4 
 6. Lescano, CAI Z.3.2 
 7. Garrido, La Laguna3.2 
 8. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.3.1 
 9. Camps, Palencia3.1 
 10. Bivia, Mallor.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.3.1 
 2. Blanch, Mallorca2.3 
 3. Rabaseda, Cornella2.3 
 4. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.1 
 5. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 6. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.2.0 
 7. Bernabe, Leon1.9 
 8. Xavier, Breogan1.8 
 9. Victor, Vive M.1.7 
 10. Perez, Cornel.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Donaldson, La La.1.8 
 2. Naymick, Caceres1.7 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.6 
 4. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 5. Roe, Tenerife1.4 
 6. Samb, Cornella1.4 
 7. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.3 
 8. Joseph, Cornella1.3 
 9. Northen, Mallorca1.1 
 10. Green, Mallor.1.1 


ACB, Round 13: Caja Laboral beats Real Madrid, Regal Barca alone on top - by Eurobasket News
Cajasol - Valencia BC 82-53
Cajasol smashed Valencia 82-53 for nice 8-5 score in ACB. Earl Calloway (191-G-83, college: Indiana) led the hosts with 21 points. Tariq Kirksay (199-F-79, college: Iona) had 14 and Andres Miso (199-G-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Colegio Ecole) netted one point less. In Valencia (9-4), Victor Claver (207-F/C-88) delivered 12 pts.

Gran Canaria - Xacobeo BS 80-64
Will McDonald (207-C-79, college: S.Florida) stepped up for Granca with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Marcus Norris (185-G-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Ball St.) secured a great help with 15 pts, 5 boards and 9 assists. Visitors got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Rafael Hettsheimeir (206-C-86). Both teams have 5-8 now.

Granada - Lagun Aro GBC 88-76
Joe Ingles (203-G/F-87, agency: Priority Sports) top-scored with 17 points (6 boards), while Jimmie Hunter (196-G-77, college: Life) (5 rebs, 5 as) and Nicolas Gianella (187-G-78) (5 as) added 12 points each. Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Kentucky) collected 24 points and 5 rebounds in defeat. Granada 5-8, Lagun Aro GBC 6-7.

Caja Laboral - MMC Real M. 80-62
Second straight loss for the Whites, who dropped to second place with 11-2. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) paced Caja Laboral to this impressive victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Pau Ribas (193-G-87) scored 13 and Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) netted 12 pts. Louis Bullock (186-G-76, college: Michigan) had 13 pts for Real. Caja Laboral improved to 10-3.

Fuenlabrada - Manresa 81-84
Victory number 7 for Manresa, who got 25 points from Roman Montanez (193-G-79). Kaloyan Ivanov (205-F-86) also had very important role collecting 19 points and 9 rebounds. Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-C/F-83) scored 19 pts for Fuenla (5-8).

DKV Joventut - Meridiano A. 97-77
Eighth win of the season for DKV Joventut. Uros Tripkovic (197-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) was on fire for the hosts with 26 points. He made 7 of 10 attempts from behind the arc. Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca (212-C-83) helped with 22 pts and 7 boards. In Alicante (4-9), Mario Austin (206-F/C-82, agency: SportsTalent, college: Mississippi St.) had 18 pts.

Estudiantes - Bizkaia Bilbao 77-71
6-7 for Estu and 4-9 for Bilbao after this game. Blake Ahearn (188-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Missouri St.) scored 18, while Nik Caner-Medley (203-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) added 17 points and 10 rebounds in this victory. Marko Banic (204-F-84) shined in loss with 28 pts.

Regal Barca - CB Murcia 84-72
Thanks to this victory and second consecutive loss for Real Madrid, Regal Barca became No.1 in ACB with 12-1. Fran Vazquez (210-C-83) led Barca with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) scored 14 points. Milos Vujanic (192-G-80) drained 26 points for the last ranked Murcia (2-11).

Valladolid - Unicaja 67-85
Unicaja joined Estu and Lagun Aro GBC with 6-7. Omar Cook (186-G-82, college: St.John's) was key player in victory with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Taquan Dean (193-G-83, college: Louisville) followed him with 17 pts. In the loosing squad (4-9), Brian Chase (178-G-81, college: Virginia Tech) delivered 20 points.


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Pigram, Andorra19.0 
 2. Higgs, L''Hospitalet17.3 
 3. Vereen, Rosalia16.2 
 4. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.9 
 5. Howard, Guadalaj.15.8 
 6. Barcelo, Plasencia15.7 
 7. Freimanis, Qalat C.15.3 
 8. Salson, Huesca15.0 
 9. Zagorac, Alaior14.8 
 10. Silvestre, Plasenc.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gustavo AYON
  Tenerife
  (209-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Ayon, Illescas10.2 
 2. Howard, Guadalaj.9.9 
 3. Miller, Huelva9.9 
 4. Thompson, ADT T.9.7 
 5. Santana, Caja Rioja8.8 
 6. Drame, Andorra7.8 
 7. Silvestre, Plasencia7.4 
 8. Virgil, Alcazar7.3 
 9. Hampl, Santurtzi7.3 
 10. Freimanis, Qalat.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja4.8 
 2. Rufian, Huelva4.5 
 3. Rodriguez, Rosalia4.3 
 4. Gonzalez, Navarra4.1 
 5. Lopez, Coruna4.0 
 6. Canals, Alaior3.8 
 7. Castello, ADT T.3.7 
 8. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.6 
 9. Marcos, Alcazar3.6 
 10. Uriz, Santurt.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Alfredo OTT
  Caja Rioja
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ott, Caja Rioja2.6 
 2. Gomez, Huelva2.5 
 3. Johnson, Huesca2.4 
 4. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.4 
 5. Barcelo, Plasencia2.3 
 6. Higgs, L''Hospitalet2.1 
 7. Alonso, Matchmind2.1 
 8. Miller, Coruna2.1 
 9. Lyons, Alcazar2.1 
 10. Martinez, Huel.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  ADT Tarragona
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Thompson, ADT T.1.5 
 2. Adams, Navarra1.2 
 3. Biyombo, Illescas1.1 
 4. Sekulic, Plasencia1.1 
 5. De Santana, Caja R.1.0 
 6. Matali, Andorra0.9 
 7. Williams, Matchmind0.9 
 8. Miller, Huelva0.9 
 9. Andrews, Huesca0.9 
 10. Ayon, Illesc.0.8 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  Fuenlabrada
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Fitch, Fuenlabrada19.6 
 2. Carroll, Gran Canaria17.9 
 3. Navarro, Regal B.16.8 
 4. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.6 
 5. Batista, Fuenlabr.16.5 
 6. Splitter, Caja L.15.6 
 7. Mumbru, Bizkaia .15.4 
 8. Martinez, Valencia.15.4 
 9. Jackson, Xacobeo BS15.3 
 10. Tucker, DKV.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.5 
 2. Moss, CB Murcia8.0 
 3. Panko, Lagun A.7.7 
 4. Caner-Medley, Estudi.7.5 
 5. Kirksay, Cajasol7.1 
 6. Splitter, Caja L.7.1 
 7. Hendrix, Granada6.9 
 8. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.9 
 9. Prestes, CB Murcia6.8 
 10. Ivanov, Manre.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  Caja Laboral
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Huertas, Caja L.5.7 
 2. Valters, DKV J.5.3 
 3. Cook, Unicaja5.1 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca4.6 
 5. Stanic, Xacobeo BS4.5 
 6. Calloway, Cajasol4.3 
 7. Norris, Gran C.4.2 
 8. Tucker, DKV J.4.0 
 9. Navarro, Regal B.3.8 
 10. Salgado, Bizkai.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.5 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.4 
 3. Ruffin, Manresa1.9 
 4. Welsch, Unicaja1.8 
 5. Ingles, Granada1.8 
 6. Fisher, Gran C.1.7 
 7. Mickeal, Regal Barca1.7 
 8. Calloway, Cajasol1.6 
 9. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.5 
 10. Mumbru, Bizkai.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Valladolid
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Battle, Valladolid1.7 
 2. Ruffin, Manresa1.6 
 3. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.6 
 4. Aguilar, Granada1.5 
 5. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.4 
 6. Rey, Cajasol1.2 
 7. Vazquez, Regal B.1.2 
 8. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 9. Freeland, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Savane, Gran.1.2 


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Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Norrkoping 18-2 
 2. Solna 16-5 
 3. Sundsvall 15-5 
 4. Plannja 15-5 
 5. Eco Orebro 9-11 
 6. Gothia Basket 8-12 
 7. Boras 8-14 
 8. Sodertalje 7-13 
 9. Uppsala 7-14 
 10. 08 5-15 
 11. Jamtland 4-16 


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Brandon MCKNIGHT
  Plannja
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. McKnight, Plannja20.6 
 2. Klaric, Eco Orebro20.5 
 3. Sigurdarson, Sunds.17.3 
 4. Palm, Boras17.2 
 5. Ringstrom, Gothia B.16.2 
 6. Mitchell, Solna15.9 
 7. Blom, 0815.4 
 8. Nystrom, Boras15.4 
 9. Carter, Gothia B.15.1 
 10. Gervin, Norrkopi.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Palm, Boras10.9 
 2. Ringstrom, Gothia B.10.5 
 3. Konare, Jamtland9.6 
 4. Akingbade, Jamtl.9.1 
 5. Spagrud, Sundsvall8.6 
 6. Djordjic, Soder.8.0 
 7. Akesson, Plannja7.8 
 8. Jonzen, Uppsala7.5 
 9. Mottram, Gothia B.7.1 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew PLEICK
  Eco Orebro
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.2 
 2. Levin, Sundsvall5.9 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping5.9 
 4. Mitchell, Solna5.2 
 5. Chuk, Sodertalje4.7 
 6. Gervin, Norrkoping4.0 
 7. McKnight, Plannja4.0 
 8. Ryan, Boras3.9 
 9. Sigurdarson, Sunds.3.9 
 10. Larsson, Plann.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Carter, Gothia B.3.0 
 2. Grant, Norrkoping2.5 
 3. Chuk, Sodertalje2.5 
 4. Mbemba, Solna2.3 
 5. McKnight, Plannja2.3 
 6. Mitchell, Solna2.2 
 7. Gervin, Norrkoping1.9 
 8. Hellgren, Jamtland1.9 
 9. Person, Uppsala1.8 
 10. Pleick, Eco Oreb.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (213-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.9 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.7 
 3. Palm, Boras1.5 
 4. Konare, Jamtland1.4 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.1 
 6. Akesson, Plannja1.1 
 7. Drains, Norrkoping0.9 
 8. Spagrud, Sundsvall0.9 
 9. Walker, Sodertalje0.8 
 10. McNaull, Norrkopi.0.8 


Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Eagles 11-1 
 2. Akropol 11-1 
 3. Haga Haninge 8-4 
 4. Blackeberg 8-4 
 5. Lulea Steel 6-5 
 6. Lidingo 6-6 
 7. BG Lulea 5-8 
 8. Hallsta 4-8 
 9. Talje 4-8 
 10. Uppsala KFUM 3-8 
 11. Alvik Basket 2-8 
 12. Polisen 2-9 
South
 1. Nassjo 10-1 
 2. Hoganas 9-0 
 3. Norrkoping BK 7-3 
 4. Srbija 7-5 
 5. Sanda 6-5 
 6. Kalmar 4-7 
 7. Jonkoping 4-7 
 8. Solna Branten 4-9 
 9. Fryshuset 3-6 
 10. Eos 3-7 
 11. Kvarnby 2-9 


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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 13-1 
 2. SAV Vacallo 12-3 
 3. Lugano Tigers 11-3 
 4. BBC Nyon 9-6 
 5. Starwings 8-7 
 6. Monthey 7-7 
 7. Boncourt 5-9 
 8. SAM Massagno 5-10 
 9. Geneva Devils 5-10 
 10. Lausanne 4-11 
 11. MGS 1-13 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Bernex 13-0 
 2. Zurich W. 13-1 
 3. Villars 8-6 
 4. Martigny 8-6 
 5. Swiss Central 8-6 
 6. Chene 7-7 
 7. Vernier 6-7 
 8. Zurich K. 6-8 
 9. Vevey 6-8 
 10. Pully 5-8 
 11. DDV Lugano 5-9 
 12. Acad.Fribourg 4-9 
 13. Neuchatel 0-14 


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Ford to Al Jalaa? - by Mohammed Malas
Some sources in the United States had mentioned that the American center Alton Ford (208-C-81, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Houston) is on his way to play for Al Jalaa Aleppo as he will arrive soon to join the team's trainings.

If these rumours are true then the blues will succeed in having a silid post player esspecially for the big upcoming events, Ford played last season in China making some good numbers there adding to previous experience in NBA, NBA D-League, Poland, Bosnia, Italy and Greece.

The same sources assured that the team was in talks with the ex-NBA center Wright Lorenzen (209-C/F-75, agency: Merit Sports, college: Memphis) but it seems didnt reach the happy limit.


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Shak Attack impedes Lions - by Albert-Lee Young
Detour Shak Attack stopped Royal Extra Lions 87-71 on Friday night at the St Paul Street Complex in the National Club Championships regular season games.

Lions who scored a big victory in their previous game, were tamed throughout the contest and trailed by as much as 34-49 by the end of the first half.

Kenyatta Alfred and Virgil Fraser scored 19 points apiece for Shak Attack while point guard Kenneth Roberts chipped in with 16. With the win Shak Attack improve to 3-0.

For Lions power forward Andrew Ifill led all scorers with a