EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/3/2009

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  ABA   


Whirwinds win two games, sign Wheeler - by Gianni Pascucci
With the help of the team CEO Cleveland Phelps , we can tell you about a great past weekend for the West Texas Whirlwinds. The team defeated two times the Texas Fuel, both the games needed of an OT. First game score was 109-101, and the best performers were Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB) with 36 points, two times ABA All-Star Charncy Ephriam (6'4''-G-81, college: Texas-PB) with 20 points, 13 rebs and 10 assist and Ira Cross (6'6''-F/C-84, college: E.New Mexico) with 22 pts and a big 17 rebs. Game 2 was 99-96 and Marlo Saunders led the way again with 26 pionts (shooting an amazing 53% from behind the three point line), also hitting the game winning shoot with 4 seconds left on the clock. Charncy Ephriam added 18 points, 16 rebs and 6 assists and Ira Cross 16 pts and 11 rebs. The Whirlwinds seems ready to do big things, above all after the last signing. The team has just agreed to terms with Frankie Wheeler (6'8''-F), a versatile forward who can spend time in multiple positions on the court.

Gametime Is Showtime!!!!! North Texas @ Dallas Generals - Saturday Night - by Chris Terrell
JR Rider and the North Texas Fresh vs. Anthony 'Pig' Miller and the Dallas Generals

The Dallas Generals will embark upon their inaugural season, with a home opener against the North Texas Fresh - Saturday, December 5th. This will be the first regular season game, and first home game for the Generals. The face-off will be held at the FAIR PARK COLISEUM, which is located inside of FAIR PARK....right next to the Cotton Bowl. The home court of the Dallas Generals is a near 10,000 seat arena that features the same 94' of hardwood played on by the Dallas Mavericks at Reunion Arena prior to the team moving into the new American Airlines Center. The doors will open at 5pm.....and showtime is at 7pm.

There will be a Pre-Game Experience that features a youth basketball team and cheerleading squad.....the Junior Generals & Lil' Lady Generals!!! R&B sensations - 'LUSH' will sing the National Anthem!!!.....immediately after the JROTC/Color Guard from W.W. Samuell High School posts the Flags!! And we can't forget the ever so lovely----Lady Generals!!!!!

The Half-Time Show will feature a marching band & drumline - 'The Platoon'!!!! There will also be a Pro Am Slam Dunk Contest during halftime. After the game, the Post-Game Session will feature autograph signings & photo opportunities with the players....and there will be a post-game press conference.

Dallas Generals:
Taurian Fontenette (6'2''-G-82, college: Paul Quinn)
Kenneth Lawrence (6'0''-G-81, college: La-Lafayette)
Adrick Hills (5'9''-G-82, college: Bethel (IN))
Earl Rabb (6'3''-G, college: Midwestern St.)
Brandon Lee (6'2''-G, college: Tarleton St.)
Shawn Ward (6'6''-F-78, college: Incarnate World)
Benny West (6'3''-G-80, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Howard Payne)
Jonathan Walker (6'3''-G-86, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: McMurry)
Jonathan Amos (6'4''-G-87, college: Toledo)
Tyrone Rayson (6'6''-F-80, college: East Central)
Mike Jones (6'8''-F/C-83, college: N.Texas)
Tim Van (6'11''-C-83, college: Louisiana Coll.)
Larry Satchell (6'9''-F/C-80, college: Arkansas)
Johnny Phillips (6'9''-F/C-79, agency: World Sport Agency, college: Texas Tech)
Anthony Miller (6'9''-C-71, college: Michigan St.)


Head Coach: Chris Terrell

For Tickets, More Info, Celebrity RSVP, Media Passes, Etc: Call 214.484.8071 or Email - info@dallasgenerals.com - www.dallasgenerals.com

Tickets still Available at only $5! Don't miss history in the making as the ABA returns to Dallas.


The Dallas Generals would like to recognize the sponsors that help make this vision a reality: The City of Dallas, Acme Sign Company, 103.3fm - ESPN Radio, DART, DriversSelect, Time Warner Cable, YUMS Shoes, MOCCA Cosmetics, Sheraton Dallas Hotel - Downtown, AVision Limousine Service, SignaPay, The Elite News, Dallas LIFE Foundation, TRAVELHOST, BBVA Compass Bank.


The Fresh defeats the Impact - by Gianni Pascucci
The North Texas Fresh defeated the Oklahoma City Impact, 163-124, after coming out to a commanding 45-12 lead to end the first quarter. Robert Taylor led the way early on, drawing three fouls and four offensive rebounds. Taylor converted all three of his free throw opportunities and was able to finish with a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds including 9 offensive rebounds. Lewis Lee (6'5'-F) provided consistent offense all night, scoring 13 in both halves and shooting .667 from the field with 14 rebounds along with 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 3 steals. Maurice 'Snoop' Williams (6'2''-G-83, college: Los Medanos JC) ended the game with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks, and 3 assist. Jeremy Johnson (6'2''-G/F-84, college: Lindsey Wilson) was the Impact best player, scoring 37 in the game

SF Rumble VS Sacramento Heatwave - by Eurobasket
The Sacramento Heatwave (1-1) led from the opening tipoff until about 1 minute and 50 seconds before the San Francisco Rumble (3-0, ABA Power Rank #5) turned up the 'heat' with a come from behind 113-109 win.

Led by last year's ABA 2nd leading scorer Derek Foster (6'0''-G-81, college: Cal-Santa Cruz), he scored 40 points to lead all scorers. The San Francisco Rumble showcased a balanced offensive attack with 3 others scoring 2-digits--Devaughn Lamont (F/C, 6'10', 16 points, 11 rbs), Christopher Edwards (F, 6'7', 14 points, 8 rbs) and Dante Sawyer (G, 6'7', 11 points). However, on this night it was a relentless defense that brought the Rumble from behind (down as many as 15 points) in the 4th quarter. The San Francisco Rumble enters it's 3rd season with a current power ranking of #5. The San Francisco Rumble is led by 3rd year coach Fulton Mitchell. Coach Fully has guided the team to the playoffs in its first 2 season. They reached the ABA Final Eight championships in Quebec, Canada in 2008 and lost in the 3rd round last year against the Beijing Aoshen Olympians. Coach Mitchell says he's happy with the 'tenacity and team ball' in a grindout game. 'It's a long season and we have some strong teams in the West. It's going to be an exciting season.'.

The San Francisco Rumble is scheduled to play the Central Valley Dawgs on December 6, 2009.
source: San Francisco Rumble


Chicago Steam Home Game Sunday!!! - by Chris Terrell
Game to Benefit The Autism Society of Illinois!
At its next home game, The Chicago Steam will take on the Grand Rapids Flight and autism.
On Sunday, December 6 at 5 p.m., The Steam will partner with the Autism Society of Illinois for an Autism Night to help raise awareness for the disorder. $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Autism Society of Illinois to help further its mission of improving the lives of Illinois individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.
Come out to South Suburban College in South Holland and cheer the Steam on to victory while helping to support a worthy cause!! For more information on the Autism Society of Illinois, please visit www.autismillinois.org
Single game tickets: $10
Ages 13-17 or older with Student ID: $5
Ages 12 and under and seniors: Free
The Chicago Steam, a premier club of the venerable American Basketball Association, won the North Central Division Championship in its first year, finishing 8th overall in the league. For the 2009-2010 season, we're poised to win it all!!!
The Steam train is rolling!!! All aboard!!!



Mavericks sign Jermaine Blackburn - by Gianni Pascucci
The Southeast Texas Mavericks announced the signing of one of the top players not playing in the NBA in Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.). Blackburn is a former CBA All-Star and has played in the NBA-D League as well as abroad in his young professional basketball career. Blackburn is the only player to record a quadruple double in CBA history with a 22 point, 10 rebound, 14 assist, and 10 steals performance during the 2008-09 season with the East Kentucky Miners. He also recorded 4 triple doubles during the 08-09 season. Mavericks General Manager/Head Coach Steve Tucker is elated to have Blackburn joining his SETX Mavericks. 'We are really fortunate to have been able to bring Jermaine in to play for the Mavericks. He will obviously be a big part of our team.' Blackburn will be working out with the Mavericks this week and will make his debut in the near future. The Mavericks will host the Texas Fuel this Thursday night at the Ford Arena in Beaumont, TX. Tip-off is scheduled for 730pm. For more information, visit www.setxmavericks.com or call 409 951 5500


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Domen Lorbek returns to Helios - by Zeljko Zule
Less than a week after Helios signed Milos Paravinja (212-C/F-79) on the position of the power forward, another new player joined the club. Helios announced the return of Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85), member of the Slovenian national team, who left Domzale in 2005. Lorbek started the current seaosn as member of teh Spanish ACB club Cajasol Sevilla, but ran out of the two-month contract few days ago. He immediately decided for the return to Slovenia since he wants to stay in good shape in case he will receive another good offer from abroad. Lorbek signed a one-month contract


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  ARGENTINA   


Liga A second stage: first week - by Facundo Iatzky
The second stage has started. Libertad and Sionista, despite they lost a game at home, share the first position after the two first rounds. Although Atenas and Boca can overcome them if they win their posposed games. Atenas started with a solid victory over Olimpico, that remains far away in the last position, and Boca showed that they can be serious candidates to win the league, winning to Penarol. Among the rest of the teams, Lanus was the outstanding getting two victories against Quilmes. The best players of the beginning of this stage were mostly foreigners: Scott Cutley (196-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) was very important in the good weekend of Central Entrerriano. Lawrence Abney and Hakeem Rollins played very well too. Lucas Victoriano (190-G-77, agency: Interperformances) deserves a mention too due to he guided Lanus to their two victories.
Here are the standing of the secons stage updated


1Libertad 14.5
2Sionista14.5
3Obras Sanitarias14.0
4Atenas13.5
5Boca Juniors13.5
6Lanus13.5
7Central13.5
8La Union13.5
9Quimsa13.5
10Penarol13.0
11Gimnasia (CR)12.5
12Estudiantes (BB)12.5
13Quilmes12.5
14Union12.0
15Regatas (C)12.0
16Olimpico8.0



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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Jackson, La Union21.7 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.20.7 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista18.5 
 4. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 5. Mikulas, Boca Jrs16.7 
 6. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.5 
 7. Smith, Estudiantes16.3 
 8. Edwards, Quilm.15.9 
 9. Gonzalez, Quimsa15.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Penar.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.14.2 
 2. Wolkowyski, Libertad.8.9 
 3. Williams, Union S.8.7 
 4. Leiva, Penarol7.9 
 5. McFarlan, Union S.7.9 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.8 
 7. Mikulas, Boca Jrs7.7 
 8. Osborne, La Union7.4 
 9. Assie, Quilmes MP7.1 
 10. Taylor, Lan.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Cequeira, Sionista5.3 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.3 
 3. Labaque, Obras4.2 
 4. Martinez, Sionista3.9 
 5. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.6 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.3 
 7. Figueroa, Atenas3.0 
 8. Franco, Estudiantes2.8 
 9. Dobie, Lanus2.7 
 10. Gerbaudo, La Uni.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Fernando FUNES
  C.Entrerriano
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Funes, C.Entrer.1.8 
 2. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.7 
 3. Figueroa, Atenas1.6 
 4. Labaque, Obras1.6 
 5. Leiva, Penarol1.5 
 6. Moodie, Boca Jrs1.5 
 7. Glover, Olimpico.1.5 
 8. Moldu, Libertad S.1.5 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista1.4 
 10. Cutley, C.Entr.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.1.9 
 2. Alston, Boca Jrs1.2 
 3. Leiva, Penarol1.1 
 4. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 5. Williams, Union S.1.1 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.1 
 7. Zanotti, Regatas C.1.0 
 8. Alloatti, Obras0.9 
 9. Assie, Quilmes MP0.9 
 10. McFarlan, Union.0.9 


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


ASEAN-League Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Satria Muda - Thailand Tigers 77-71
Satria Muda prevailed against Thailand Tigers to improve at 4-4 record. Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) exploded with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 7 blocks to dominate in the court. Alexander Hartman added 19 points and 9 boards for the winners. Ratdech Kruatiwa responded wiht 16 points for the Tigers. Ikenna Nwankwo finished with 14 points and 20 boards in the loss.

Philip.Patriots - Thailand Tigers 77-61
Philippine Patriots recorded the sixth win in the season as they handled Thailand Tigers at home court. Jason Dixon (205-C-73, college: Liberty) accounted for 19 points and 10 boards as the Patriots reached the summit in the table. Elmer Espiritu and Baclao Siverino Jr. added 10 points each in the victory. Chaz Twan Briggs notched 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers in the second straight loss.



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  AUSTRIA   


WBC Raiffeisen Wels was defeated at home - by Eurobasket News
Wels - Antwerp 82:90

Belgian Giants celebrated the first victory in Group G of EuroChallenge in Austria. Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) scored 24 points to help fire his Antwerp to a 90:82 victory at WBC Raiffeisen Wels. Brown Graham nailed 18 points, while Gay Brandon and Christophe Beghin (207-F-80, agency: Court Side) scored 15 each. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) finished the night with 19 points and 15 boards in defeat as Austria team is 0-2. Klette Tilo had 15 points and Davor Lamesic (205-F-83, agency: Interperformances) notched 12.
In another game of the group Art.Dragons is 2-0 in Group G beating TU/Rock 94:71. The guests surprisingly grabbed 25-12 after the first period, but the German side bounced back with 23-20 in the second. The massive 32-12 in the third period was too much for the Estonian side that also lost the fourth quarter. Darren Fenn led the way with 21 points and Hall Darius scored 20. Doronin Marek ended up with 15 points in the losing case.


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Hala too strong for Ahli - by Patrick Salomon
O'NEAL Mims and Ahmed Ali lifted Al Hala to a resounding 79-75 victory over defending champions Al Ahli last night in the Zain Bahrain Basketball League at the Zain Arena in Um Al Hassam.

Mims and Ali formed an unbeatable inside-outside tandem that inspired the victors to their fourth successive victory and sixth overall in seven games, while handing Al Ahli their second straight loss after a perfect start to the season.

Mims, Al Hala's American professional playing in his first year in Bahrain, scored a team-high 24 points while Ali added just nine but masterfully orchestrated their offence. The pair connected twice on impressive alley-oop plays that ended both times with Mims rocking the rim with two-handed slam dunks.

Ahmed Mirza contributed 16 markers for the victors, including two free-throws that iced the game in the game's dying seconds. Mahmood Abdulnabi chipped in with 13.

Hala dominated the start of the final quarter, when they turned a narrow 58-55 lead into a 75-68 cushion on a Yasser Bu Naffour jumper midway through. During their run, Mims and Ali had their highlight-reel alley-oops - the first in transition followed by the second in the half-court set.

But just as Hala appeared to be running away with the victory, Ahli came back to life and gave them a scare in the final two minutes.

A triple from bruiser Mohammed Qurban brought them to within it 71-75, and then US import Johnny Antonio Taylor shook off his defender to make a leaning jump shot that got them to within two with a minute to play.

Mims and Ahli guard Jassim Mohammed would then score for their respective squads, paving the way for Mirza's clutch free-throws with only 10 seconds remaining that iced the game for Hala. Ahli could not get off a quality shot in their ensuing possession prior to the final buzzer.

Taylor top-scored for Ahli with 26 points in the loss. Sayed Hashim scored 22, 16 in the first half, while Qurban had 16.

Hala overcame a rough start that saw them fall behind 4-14 midway through the opening period. They were able to close the gap to 14-22 at the end of the first.

In the second, Hala began to assert themselves and took a 27-24 lead after stringing together 13 straight points while holding Ahli to a single basket.

But Taylor, a former NBA first-round pick, scored with a jumper at the half-time buzzer to give Ahli a 37-36 edge at the interval.

Both teams continued to trade blows in a see-saw third quarter. Ali gave Hala back the lead at 41-39 after swishing in a triple from the left baseline. Mirza extended it with his own three from the left wing, and Mims then made it 46-39 with a basket inside. Ahli answered with their own surge on back-to-back three-pointers from Hashim and Taylor that brought them to within a point.

Both teams continued to answer each other's baskets until Ali threaded a beautiful behind-the-back pass in transition to Ayoob Haji for an uncontested lay-up that made it 58-55 for Hala heading into the last quarter.

In yesterday's other game, Al Ettihad defeated Al Najma 84-77.

League action continues tonight at the same venue. At 6pm, Isa Town go against winless Bahrain Club, followed by undefeated league leaders Muharraq taking on Sitra at 7.45pm.

STANDINGS (wins-losses): 1 Muharraq 6-0; 2 Al Hala 6-1; 3 Manama 6-1; 4 Al Ahli 5-2; 5 Sitra 3-3; 6 Isa Town 2-4; 7 Nuwaidrat 2-5; 8 Al Ettihad 2-5; 9 Al Najma 1-6; 10 Bahrain Club 0-6.


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  BELGIUM   


Oostende Transfer News and Charleroi Injury News - by Peter Buyse
Two changes at Base Oostende with the release of Javier Mojica and the addition of Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77) to the roster.
Mojica was released from his contract last night and wil not be replaced.
Drobjnak was signed to as the team says it, give them more defensive backbone.
Played most of the 2008-2009 season in Poland (Turow). In 23 games in the Polish league he averaged 8.6 ppg and 5.5 rpg.
Started this season playing for Martos Napoli in the Italian league. In 8 games he had averages of 7.0 ppg and 4.5 rpg.
Earlier in his career he played for Novo Mesti and Olimpia Ljubljana and has experience in Euroleague and Uleb Cup play.

Bad news for Spirou Charleroi's Len Matela (206-C-80, college: Bowling Green) who one day after coming back from his knee injury tore his calf muscle at practise.
According to Matela it looks like another 4 to 6 weeks absence and he hopes to be back for the first game of 2010.



Charleroi fall short against Turk Telekom in Ankara - by Eurobasket News
Turk Telekom posted the first win in EuroCup season as they rolled past Charleroi in Ankara. Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) knocked down 25 points for Turk Telekom. Bekir Yarangume (198-F-79) added 24 points and 6 boards in the victory. Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU) answered with 19 points, 7 boards and 4 assists for Charleroi as they suffered the second defeat in a row. Turk Telekom stunned the Belgian outfit with a 16:1 start to the game. The dominance of the hosts was pretty obvious in the first half as they won it 48:24. Charleroi tried to bounce back in the third period. Justin Hamilton triggered a 9:0 run from the visitors as they got within 17. Turk Telekom stayed ahead due to free throws as they consistent from the stripe. Charleroi trailed by 26 points heading into the fourth period. Yarangume dropped a long trey at the start of the fourth frame as Turk Telekom reached a 27-point buffer. Soon after the hosts ensured a 31-point lead and never looked back en route to the win. Nick Jacobson (195-G-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Utah) and Wes Wilkinson (207-F-84, college: Nebraska) finished with 11 points each in defeat.
Charleroi will look for the initial win as they take on Spartak in Saint Petersburg next week.



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  BOSNIA   


Miralem Halilovic joins Fenerbahce!! - by Nedzad Kladusak
Apart from the turmoils in KK Bosna, Miralem Halilovic (206-F-91) one of the biggest basketball prospects since Nihad Djedovic signs with Fenerbahce.
According to very trustworthy sources the 18 year old SF has signed with Fenerbahce where he will join Emir Preldzic and Tuzla-native Damir Mrsic.


Fenerbahce agreed to leave Halilovic the current season in Sloboda.
Halilovic has also been targeted by serbian teams and KK Bosna but Bosa Tanjevic insisted on the aquisition of Halilovic. However no financial details
have been revealed but since Halilovic has been still under contract Sloboda will probably get a significant buy-out sum.
Halilovic has been the youngest captain in the history of Sloboda. Barely 16 he has been appointed captain. Sloboda pursues a long tradition of producing high profile players and selling them
to european powerhouses.



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  CHILE   


Dimayor: Liceo Mixto is the Champion !!! - by Daniel Valencia
Liceo Mixto won its third consecutive Dimayor title after sweping the series against Deportivo Valdivia 4-0, winning games 3 and 4 of the Finals on the road.

Game 3

Deportivo Valdivia 71 - Liceo Mixto 76
Val: Juma Kamara 27 pts. Rodrigo Munoz 16 pts.
Lic: Thurman Zimmerman 23 pts. Patrick Saez 19 pts.

Game 4

Deportivo Valdivia 70 - Liceo Mixto 79
Val: Rodrigo Munoz 23 pts. Jose Del Solar 18 pts.
Lic: Thurman Zimmerman 20 pts. Claudio Naranjo 8 pts.

Liceo played their fourth consecutive finals series, and this is the third straight title for the team from Los Andes, coached by the young Pablo Ares , and led in the court by the experience of Patricio Briones (213-C-72, college: Dade CC), Patrick Saez and Percy Werth (185-G-78), while the youngsters Franco Morales (179-G-92) and Claudio Naranjo played a huge roll in the regular season and also in the playoffs.

Liceo Mixto Championship Roster

4 - Franco Lara (189-G-77)
6 - Daniel Salinas (171-G-91)
7 - Thurman Zimmerman
8 - Patrick Saez
9 - Percy Werth
10 - Claudio Naranjo
11 - Paulo Andrade (170-G-93)
12 - Francisco Pena (187-G/F-89)
13 - Rafael Castillo (199-F-88)
14 - Mauricio Cisternas (198-C-83)
20 - Jose Cornejo (184-G-92)
24 - Franco Morales
25 - Patricio Briones


33 - Lino Saez (195-F-77)

Head Coach: Pablo Ares
Assistant Coach: Claudio Jorquera ; Walter Correa .



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  CHINA   


Iran, 12 Other Nations, Complain to FIBA About Overage Players at U-16 Tourney - by Arthur Volbert
According to the FARS News Agency of Iran, Mahmoud Mashoun, head of the Iranian Basketball Federation, said that Iran and 12 other teams which participated in the Asian Under-16 Championships have petitioned FIBA to complain about the use of older players by the three other teams, including China. Iran is asking that a third team from Asia be added to the World Championship in 2010.

According to a translation provided by mohsena2631 at http://forums.interbasket.net/f24/1st-fiba-asia-u-16-championship-9154/p5.html Mashoun said that 'some teams including China participated with players that were 20 or older. Participating with overage players is at its peak these days in Asia.'

I tend to doubt that China used any players who were over 20 but Zhang Qingpeng (190-G-81),a point guard on the National Team, last year went from being born in 1985 to being born in 1981, so who knows. Adding an additional team from Asia, which would be third-place Iran, is indeed fair. Because this is a problem with the way its society regards age, China should not be penalized at this time. FIBA should rather work with Chinese authorities so that this problem does not occur in the future.

Players who have multiple official ages, like Ju Mingxin, should be disqualified for the 2010 World Junior Championship. American players who inadvertently take steroids in over-the-counter medicines or supplements get suspended. So Ju should be disqualified whether he is 16, 19 or somewhere in between. Once this procedure is established, Chinese players, and Chinese authorities, will be far more vigilant in seeing that ages are recorded correctly.



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  CROATIA   


Zadar and KK Zagreb registered the first wins, while Cedevita lost to Chalon - by Eurobasket News
Zadar registered the first EuroCup win as they stunned Siauliai on the road. Rok Stipcevic (188-G-86) knocked down 27 points to lead the Croatian team. Micah Downs (203-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) added 18 points in the winning effort. Derrick Low responded with 19 points for Siauliai. Arvydas Siksnius had 17 points in defeat.
Cedevita lost to Chalon in the last game of the Regular Season Round 2 of EuroChallenge played on Wednesday in Croatia. The French side stole 83:89 victory for 2-0 record. Chalon opened the game with 25-13 in the opening quarter and allowed the hosts to tie only the second period at 21:21 for 12-points advantage at the halftime. Cedevita bounced back with 29-15 in the third period, however could not keep the victory. The guests produced 28-20 in the last frame to seal the win. Jerome Tillman (198-F-87, college: Ohio) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 12 rebounds, while Schilb Blake posted 21. Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) finished the night with 20 points for the home side.
KK Zagreb improved to 1-1 in Group H as they beat Keravnos at home in EuroChallenge. The team from Croatia celebrated 79:73 win in the home opener. Zagreb finished the contest 23 of 27 from the stripe and also hit six of 16 from long range. Keravnos were four of 20 from behind the arc and 15 of 20 at the free-throw line. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) paced all the winners with 19 points, Ante Tomic (217-C-87) posted 14 and Stimac Andrej added 11. Lee Carmelo ended up with 18 points in the losing effort.


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  DENMARK   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Torre JOHNSON
  Bakken
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Johnson, Bakken23.4 
 2. Kearse, SISU23.3 
 3. Smith, Svendborg23.3 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj21.2 
 5. Johansen, Naestved20.8 
 6. Dennis, Naestved19.2 
 7. Nielsen, Randers19.1 
 8. Cavanuagh, Aalborg18.9 
 9. Proctor, Bakken18.8 
 10. Miskovic, Rande.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Christoffers., Bak.12.4 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj11.0 
 3. Miskovic, Randers10.9 
 4. Johansen, Naestved9.1 
 5. Vance, Aalborg8.9 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg8.2 
 7. Cavanuagh, Aalborg7.5 
 8. Kearse, SISU7.4 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU7.2 
 10. Johnson, Horsens6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Smedley, Randers6.6 
 2. Bradley, Amager BK5.4 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm5.2 
 4. Rinkevicius, SISU4.9 
 5. Jakobsen, Bakken4.9 
 6. Darboe, Horsholm4.6 
 7. Dennis, Naestved4.2 
 8. Smith, Svendborg4.1 
 9. Christensen, Amager B.4.0 
 10. Iversen, Svendbo.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.8 
 2. Proctor, Bakken2.6 
 3. Kearse, SISU2.2 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm1.8 
 5. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 6. Dennis, Naestved1.7 
 7. Madsen, Aabyhoj1.7 
 8. Houguet, Aalborg1.7 
 9. Iversen, Svendborg1.6 
 10. Morris, Aabyh.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj3.1 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.2.8 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.6 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.4 
 5. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.3 
 6. Willis, Randers1.1 
 7. Baskauskas, Amager B.1.0 
 8. Marinkovic, Horsholm0.9 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU0.9 
 10. Miskovic, Rande.0.9 


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Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 2-0 
 2. Erie Bay H. 1-0 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 1-0 
 4. Dakota W. 0-1 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 0-1 
Southwest Division
 1. Austin T. 2-1 
 2. Rio Grande 1-1 
 3. Maine R.Claws 1-1 
 4. Albuquerque 1-1 
 5. Tulsa 66ers 1-2 
West Division
 1. Idaho S. 2-0 
 2. Utah F. 2-1 
 3. Los Angeles D. 1-1 
 4. Bakersfield J. 0-1 
 5. Springfield A. 0-2 
 6. Reno Bighorns 0-2 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony TOLLIVER
  Idaho S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 28
 1. Tolliver, Idaho S.28.0 
 2. Gaines, Idaho S.26.0 
 3. Harris, Rio Grande24.0 
 4. Gee, Austin T.24.0 
 5. Walker, Maine RC22.0 
 6. Withers, Dakota W.22.0 
 7. Farmer, Reno B.22.0 
 8. Ambres, Idaho S.21.0 
 9. Maxwell, Springfi.21.0 
 10. McLeod, Albuqu.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joey DORSEY
  Houston R.
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 16
 1. Dorsey, Rio Grande16.0 
 2. Withers, Dakota W.13.0 
 3. Webb, Bakersfi.12.0 
 4. Jones, Austin T.11.3 
 5. Mullens, Tulsa 66ers10.7 
 6. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA9.5 
 7. Walker, Maine RC9.5 
 8. Tolliver, Idaho S.9.5 
 9. Wheeler, Utah F.9.3 
 10. Gamble, Bakers.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sundiata GAINES
  Idaho S.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gaines, Idaho S.10.0 
 2. Smith, Idaho S.7.5 
 3. Farmer, Reno B.6.5 
 4. Baker, Dakota W.6.0 
 5. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers5.7 
 6. Blalock, Maine RC5.5 
 7. McLeod, Albuquer.5.5 
 8. Bergersen, Idaho S.5.0 
 9. Jerrells, Austin T.5.0 
 10. Anderson, Rio.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Greene, Utah F.4.3 
 2. Baker, Dakota W.4.0 
 3. McLeod, Albuquer.3.0 
 4. Ambres, Idaho S.3.0 
 5. Ely, Iowa E.3.0 
 6. Bergersen, Idaho S.3.0 
 7. Farmer, Reno B.3.0 
 8. Charlo, Reno B.3.0 
 9. Gaines, Idaho S.3.0 
 10. Krabbenhoft, Sioux.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rod BENSON
  Reno Bighorns
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Benson, Reno B.4.5 
 2. Stiemsma, Sioux F.4.0 
 3. Webb, Bakersfi.3.0 
 4. Hansen, Albuquerque3.0 
 5. Looby, Rio Grande2.0 
 6. Jones, Austin T.2.0 
 7. Gransberry, Spring.2.0 
 8. Trybanski, Reno B.2.0 
 9. McKenzie, Idaho S.2.0 
 10. Nevill, Utah.2.0 


Tuesday's games: Flash and Toros beat their rivals - by Eurobasket News
Utah F. - Los Angeles D. 85-84
The D-Fenders fell short 84-85 after a back and forth battle with the Utah Flash. Dontell Jefferson (6'5''-G-83, college: Arkansas) led the Flash with 21 points, while Bennet Davis (6'9''-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern) helped with 17 pts and 7 rebs. Diamon Simpson (6'7''-F-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) delivered 17 points for Los Angeles.

Tulsa 66ers - Austin T. 72-89
Alonzo Gee (6'6''-G-87, agency: Buck Andre, college: Alabama) stepped up for the winners with 25 points. Justin Bowen (6'7''-F-83, college: Ill.-Chicago) also had important role scoring 18 and Curtis Jerrells (6'1''-G-87, college: Baylor) added 12 points, plus 8 assists. In the loosing squad, Mustafa Shakur collected 19 points and 6 boards.



Tulsa 66ers add Devon Hardin to roster - by Eurobasket News
The Tulsa 66ers announced today that they have acquired center Hardin DeVon (6'11''-C-86). Hardin (6-11, 250) was a second round pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2008 NBA Draft (50th overall).
'We are thrilled to add DeVon to our roster in Tulsa,' 66ers Head Coach Nate Tibbetts said. 'As part of the Thunder family, we are excited for the opportunity to develop a player our organization selected in the 2008 draft, both on & off the court.'

Hardin will be in uniform for tonight's game at Austin, and will wear number 44. In order to make room for Hardin on the roster, the 66ers released guard Byron Eaton.



The updated 66ers roster is below:

# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. School

11 Cecil Brown G 6-4 200 UC Santa Barbara

9 Keith Clark F 6-8 220 Oklahoma

17 Moses Ehambe G 6-6 210 Oral Roberts

44 Hardin DeVon C 6-11 250 California

32 Mitch Johnson F 6-5 200 Jarvis Christian

99 Marcus Lewis F 6-8 265 Oral Roberts

15 Byron Mullens* C 7-0 275 Ohio State

33 Yemi Ogunoye F 6-9 215 Oral Roberts

23 Larry Owens F 6-7 215 Oral Roberts

22 Mustafa Shakur G 6-3 190 Arizona

21 Latavious Williams F 6-8 210 Christian Life Academy (Tx.)

*NBA Assigned player from the Oklahoma City Thunder


Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Tuesdays D-League Roster Moves - by Surujh Roopnarine
Tulsa: Signed former Cal big man Hardin DeVon (6'11''-C-86) and waived point guard Byron Eaton (5'11''-G-86, college: Oklahoma St.). Hardin, originally a 2008 second round NBA Draft Pick (#50) by the Oklahoma City Thunder, spent most of last season in Greece with ESTIA Egaleo. In 11 games he averaged 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 45.9% from the field. Eaton, a rookie out of Oklahoma State appeared in two games for the 66ers, scoring two points in 18 total minutes.

Maine: Signed former Atlanta Hawk guard Mario West (6'5''-G-84, college: Georgia Tech) and waived Stanley Thomas (6'5''-G/F-80). Maine has undergone a major facelift this week, as on Monday they were assigned Alexis Ajinca from the Charlotte Bobcats as well as signed former Colorado 14ers forward Trey Gilder. West, a product of Georgia Tech, is a very strong guard who defends and rebounds well. He spent the last two seasons on Atlantas bench appearing in 114 total games. Thomas, a shooting guard who has played in the Premier Basketball League (PBL) the last two seasons, had an impressive debut for Maine, scoring 17 points in the teams inaugural game, but only logged 11 minutes on Saturday, going 0-1 from the field.

Dakota: Signed forward/center Connor Atchley (6'10''-F/C-85, college: Texas) and waived forward Dlancy Carter (6'10''-F-87, college: St.Bonaventure). Atchley, the rookie big man out of Texas, began this season in Turkey with Darussafaka. However, he was released after two unimpressive games (27 minutes, three points, six rebounds total) at the end of October. He will provide frontcourt depth for the Wizards. Carter is a rookie out of St. Bonaventure who played sparingly (12 minutes) in Dakotas first two games.

Fort Wayne: Signed veteran guards Roderick Wilmont (6'4''-G-83, college: Indiana) and Oliver Lafayette (6'2''-G-84, college: Houston) while waiving Andres Sandoval (6'4''-G-83) and Brandon Cotton (6'0''-G-85, college: Detroit Mercy). Huge signings for the Mad Ants as they return Roderick Wilmont (who spent the 2007-08 season with them) and bring in Lafayette who was one the best players from the Erie Bayhawks last season. Both Wilmont and Lafayette were in training camp with Erie but were released prior to the season. In his rookie season out of Indiana Wilmont appeared in 50 games for the Mad Ants averaging 11.7 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 36.7% from the field. He split time last season playing in Italy and Turkey. Lafayette appeared in 36 games for Erie last season and averaged 13.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists. Andres Sandoval was a member of the 2008 Dominican National Team at Centrobasket, and appeared in two games for Fort Wayne this season. Brandon Cotton is in his second pro season out of Detroit-Mercy and scored six points in two games for the Mad Ants.



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Elmira Bulldogs sign NCAA D-2 star with local ties to the area - by Gianni Pascucci
Kirk Stewart (6'5''-F), a forward from Queens, New York has signed to play the 2009-10 season for the Elmira Bulldogs of the EBA. Stewart began his college career at nearby Corning Community College where he was very succesful and then accepted an athletic scholarship to play for NCAA D-2 national power-house New York Institute of Technology, from where he graduated in 2008. Kirk Stewart is the second former Corning Community College player to join the Elmira Bulldogs. Eric Bresett, a 6'8' center and former Southside High School and Corning Community College alum is already a member of the Elmira Bulldogs. 'This is a huge signing for our program and the community. Kirk is a well known name in the area from his stellar playing days at Corning Community College', stated bulldogs head coach & general manager James R. Schutz, who has been recently selcted to coach one of the 2010 EBA All-Star teams. The Bulldogs will open the regular season at South Side high school on Saturday, December 12th @ 7:05 pm vs. the Hudson Valley Hype.

Bombers Add Big Man - by Justin Moore
The Beltway Bombers a new entry into the EBA this season has added big man Keith Gray 6'9 250pounds From American University to there roster The Bombers are getting set for the season opener Jan 9th vs The Metro All-stars. The Bombers are led by Coach/Owner Chaz Dudley as The Bombers will be competing in a tough Capital Division in the EBA with The NoVa Hawks,Washington Madness,Metro-All-stars,and Alexandria Avengers for more info on The Bombers check www.beltwaybombersbasketball.com.

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  EL SALVADOR   


Denver takes Game 1 - by Jaime Arevalo
Led by the CostaRican duo made of Daniel Simmons (193-F-80) and Kay Martinez (201-G-84, college: Jackson St.), Denver won Game 1 of the LSB-Clausura Final Series, 77-62 over the reigning champions of ExSal. After that ExSal won the first quarter 22-17, Denver managed to came back, ending ahead the first half, 36-34. The third quarter was played head to head by the two teams, but in the last partial Denver made the decisive rally winning 23-10. Kay Martinez was the game top scorer at 24 points, Simmons added 21 pts and lots of rebopunds. With 19 points, Nathan Watson (191-G-83, college: Auburn) was the last to surrender in ExSal, and Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) could have helped him more, if he wouldn' t have been banned at the beginning of the last quarter after making his fifth foul. Game 2 of the Finals will be played on next tuesday, December 8

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TU/Rock suffered the second loss - by Eurobasket News
Art.Dragons - TU/Rock 94:71

Art.Dragons is 2-0 in Group G beating TU/Rock 94:71 in the second round of EuroChallenge. The guests surprisingly grabbed 25-12 after the first period, but the German side bounced back with 23-20 in the second. The massive 32-12 in the third period was too much for the Estonian side that also lost the fourth quarter. Darren Fenn (208-C-80, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Canisius) led the way with 21 points and Darius Hall (201-C/F-73, agency: Stanley International, college: W.Kentucky) scored 20. Marek Doronin (200-F/G-83) ended up with 15 points in the losing case.
In another game of the group Belgian Giants celebrated the first victory in Group G of EuroChallenge in Austria. Bryan Hopkins scored 24 points to help fire his Antwerp to a 90:82 victory at WBC Raiffeisen Wels. Brown Graham nailed 18 points, while Gay Brandon and Beghin Christophe scored 15 each. Conley Jason finished the night with 19 points and 15 boards in defeat as Austria team is 0-2. Klette Tilo had 15 points and Lamesic Davor notched 12.


EMKL Round: 9 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Tallinna Kalev - Kalev/Cramo 68-104
Kalev/Cramo posted the fourth win in the KML season as they cruised past cross-town rivals Tallinna Kalev. Charron Fisher (193-G/F-85, college: Niagara) tallied 25 points and 15 boards to lead the defending champions. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon added 23 points in the victory. Travis Reed delivered 16 points and 7 boards for Tallinna Kalev. Jamaal Moore netted 14 points in defeat.

Valga Welg - Tallinna Kalev 73-68
Valga recorded the sixth win in the season as they held off Tallinna Kalev at home court. Tarmo Kikerpill (197-F-77) scored 26 points to lead the hosts. Darius Silinskis debuted in style tallying 17 points and 12 boards for the winners. Travis Reed scored 21 points and grabbed 15 boards to lead Tallinna Kalev.

Rakvere - Parnu 102-62
Rakvere maintained their leading position in the championship after they thrashed Parnu. Six players scored in double figures for the winners. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) tallied 21 points, 6 boards and 6 assists. Elgar Tamsalu answered with 11 points for Parnu.

TTU KK - Kuremaa 81-71
TTU KK earned the seventh victory in the KML season driving past Kuremaa at home court. Reimo Tamm (185-G-84) scored 17 points and grabbed 9 boards for TTU KK. Kristjan Makke added 16 points and 13 boards for the winners. Brett McGee responded with 24 points and 14 boards for Kuremaa. Derek Winston delivered 19 points and 9 boards in defeat.

Valga Welg - Rakvere 58-83
Rakvere stunned Valga on the road to grab the ninth win in the season. Valmo Kriisa (190-G-74) knocked down 26 points, grabbed 13 boards, dished out 9 assists and made 6 steals to lead the league leaders. Raido Villers produced 18 points in the win. Kristo Aab finished with 19 points for Valga.



Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Rakvere 9-1 
 2. TTU KK 7-3 
 3. Valga Welg 6-3 
 4. TU/Rock 5-1 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 4-3 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 3-7 
 7. Parnu 2-7 
 8. Kuremaa 0-11 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.21.0 
 2. Toome, TTU K.19.6 
 3. McGee, Kuremaa19.6 
 4. Kurg, Kuremaa19.4 
 5. Reed, Tallinna Kalev18.1 
 6. Kriisa, Rakvere17.9 
 7. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.17.0 
 8. Kikerpill, Valga Welg16.3 
 9. Aab, Valga Welg15.1 
 10. Abernethy, TU/Ro.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  TU/Rock
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Morrison, TU/Rock11.0 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.6 
 3. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.10.5 
 4. Toome, TTU K.10.3 
 5. McGee, Kuremaa10.3 
 6. Kriisa, Rakvere9.2 
 7. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.9.0 
 8. Erm, Parnu8.8 
 9. Allingu, TU/Rock8.3 
 10. Tagamets, Valga.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo5.0 
 2. Kriisa, Rakvere4.7 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock4.2 
 4. Rannula, Valga Welg4.0 
 5. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 6. Saage, Rakvere3.4 
 7. Winston, Kuremaa2.9 
 8. Kikerpill, Valga Welg2.7 
 9. Tamm, TTU K.2.3 
 10. Raap, Par.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock3.8 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.7 
 3. Veideman, Rakvere2.4 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa2.4 
 5. Allingu, TU/Rock2.3 
 6. Kurg, Kuremaa2.3 
 7. Raap, Parnu2.2 
 8. Rannula, Valga Welg2.1 
 9. Tagamets, Valga W.2.1 
 10. Saage, Rakve.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.4.5 
 2. Toome, TTU K.2.3 
 3. Hallik, Rakvere1.3 
 4. Ilver, Tallinna Kalev1.0 
 5. Morrison, TU/Rock1.0 
 6. Ringmets, Parnu1.0 
 7. Raadik, Parnu0.9 
 8. McGee, Kuremaa0.9 
 9. Saks, TTU K.0.9 
 10. Allingu, TU/Ro.0.7 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Milan DOZET
  APOEL
  (203-G/F-79)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Dozet, AP.24.5 
 2. Greene, Aalstar23.5 
 3. Tucker, BC Donetsk23.5 
 4. Chalmers, Enisey23.0 
 5. Mitchell, Khimik22.5 
 6. Van Paassen, Eiff.T.21.0 
 7. Hopkins, Antwerp20.0 
 8. Simon, Strasbourg20.0 
 9. Perry, BC Donetsk20.0 
 10. Schilb, Chal.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  Wels
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 13
 1. Conley, Wels13.0 
 2. Simon, Strasbourg12.5 
 3. Ebong, M.Hainaut10.0 
 4. Oliver, Goettingen10.0 
 5. Thomas, Liege10.0 
 6. Tillman, Chalon8.5 
 7. de Randamie, Eclip.8.5 
 8. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.8.5 
 9. Greene, Aalstar8.0 
 10. Barber, Aalst.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga11.5 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .8.0 
 3. Oliver, Eiff.Towers8.0 
 4. Lukashov, BC Kyiv7.0 
 5. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.5 
 6. Covic, FMP5.5 
 7. Greene, Aalstar5.0 
 8. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
 9. Bailey, Art.Dragons5.0 
 10. Pellin, Roan.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bruce FIELDS
  Wels
  (197-F-80)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Fields, Wels4.5 
 2. Burleson, Ploiesti4.0 
 3. Davis, AEL4.0 
 4. Lukashov, BC Kyiv3.5 
 5. Fells, AEL3.5 
 6. Oliver, Eiff.Towers3.5 
 7. Jeretin, Buducnost3.0 
 8. Maras, Buducnost3.0 
 9. Cinko, Banvit3.0 
 10. Woodside, Gravelin.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  TU/Rock
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Morrison, TU/Rock3.5 
 2. Zoric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 3. Edwards, Grave.1.5 
 4. Blanchard, Khimik1.5 
 5. Agafonov, Khimik1.5 
 6. Cisse, AP.1.5 
 7. Barber, Aalstar1.5 
 8. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv1.5 
 9. Radojevic, AP.1.5 
 10. Simon, Strasbou.1.5 


Standings
EuroChallenge Standings
Group A
 1. Goettingen 2-0 
 2. Gravelines 1-1 
 3. Buducnost 1-1 
 4. Lokomotiv K. 0-2 
Group B
 1. Strasbourg 2-0 
 2. APOEL 1-1 
 3. Eiff.Towers 1-1 
 4. Khimik 0-2 
Group C
 1. Krasnie Krilya 2-0 
 2. Scavolini PS 2-0 
 3. EclipseJet 0-2 
 4. Minsk-2006 0-2 
Group D
 1. Chalon 2-0 
 2. M.Hainaut 1-1 
 3. AEL 1-1 
 4. Cedevita 0-2 
Group E
 1. Enisey 2-0 
 2. Liege 1-1 
 3. BC Donetsk 1-1 
 4. Ploiesti 0-2 
Group F
 1. FMP 2-0 
 2. Banvit 1-1 
 3. VEF Riga 1-1 
 4. Aalstar 0-2 
Group G
 1. Art.Dragons 2-0 
 2. TU/Rock 1-1 
 3. Antwerp 1-1 
 4. Wels 0-2 
Group H
 1. Roanne 2-0 
 2. KK Zagreb 1-1 
 3. BC Kyiv 1-1 
 4. Keravnos 0-2 


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Standings
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. ALBA 2-0 
 2. Galatasaray 1-1 
 3. Banca Tercas 1-1 
 4. Azovmash 0-2 
Group B
 1. Triumph 2-0 
 2. Valencia BC 2-0 
 3. Le Mans 0-2 
 4. Hemofarm 0-2 
Group C
 1. Aris 2-0 
 2. Zadar 1-1 
 3. Hap.Jerusalem 1-1 
 4. Siauliai 0-2 
Group D
 1. Unics 2-0 
 2. Besiktas 1-1 
 3. DKV Joventut 1-1 
 4. Telekom B. 0-2 
Group E
 1. Bizkaia Bilbao 2-0 
 2. T.Telekom 1-1 
 3. Spartak SP 1-1 
 4. Charleroi 0-2 
Group F
 1. Crvena Zvez. 2-0 
 2. Cholet 1-1 
 3. Benetton TV 1-1 
 4. Dynamo M. 0-2 
Group G
 1. Panellinios 2-0 
 2. Nancy 1-1 
 3. Gran Canaria 1-1 
 4. PGE Turow 0-2 
Group H
 1. Brose Baskets 2-0 
 2. Angelico BI 1-1 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 4. Ventspils 0-2 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Radoslav RANCIK
  Galatasaray
  (207-F/C-79)
  Avg: 28
 1. Rancik, Galatasaray28.0 
 2. Popovic, Unics26.0 
 3. Wright, PGE Turow25.5 
 4. Conley, Wels24.5 
 5. Taylor, Telekom B.24.0 
 6. Wilson, T.Telekom23.5 
 7. Chatman, Besiktas22.8 
 8. Sims, AP.22.5 
 9. Perry, BC Donetsk22.0 
 10. Smith, Panellini.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  Wels
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Conley, Wels12.0 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.11.5 
 3. Lamesic, Wels10.5 
 4. Monya, Dynamo M.8.8 
 5. Pettway, Ventspils8.5 
 6. Greer, Nancy8.5 
 7. de Randamie, Eclip.8.5 
 8. Cisse, AP.8.0 
 9. Loncar, Unics8.0 
 10. Robinson, Chol.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristaps VALTERS
  DKV Joventut
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 10
 1. Valters, DKV J.10.0 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas7.5 
 3. Greer, Nancy7.5 
 4. House, Azovmash7.0 
 5. Sergeev, Triumph7.0 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventspils6.0 
 7. Pellin, Roanne5.5 
 8. Wright, Le Mans5.5 
 9. Popovic, Unics5.5 
 10. Bellas, Gran Canar.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dominique COLEMAN
  Angelico BI
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Coleman, M.Hainaut4.5 
 2. Coleman, M.Hainaut4.5 
 3. Lee, CEZ Nymburk4.0 
 4. Pashutin, Spart.3.5 
 5. Renfroe, VEF Riga3.0 
 6. Gavel, Brose B.3.0 
 7. Slaughter, Nancy3.0 
 8. Rodgers, EclipseJet3.0 
 9. Radivojevic, Crvena Z.2.5 
 10. Heath,.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasan RIZVIC
  Azovmash
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Rizvic, Azovmash4.0 
 2. Slaughter, Nancy3.5 
 3. Falker, Cholet2.5 
 4. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 5. Nicevic, Benetton.2.5 
 6. Dragicevic, Buduc.2.5 
 7. Owens, BC Donetsk2.0 
 8. Loncar, Unics2.0 
 9. Cisse, AP.1.5 
 10. Marjanovic, Hem.1.5 


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  EUROLEAGUE   


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


Round 6: Wednesday's games review - by Eurobasket News
Group B
Unicaja - Partizan 64-72
Partizan Belgrade handed the first Euroleague loss to Unicaja this season. It was an impressive 64-72 win in Malaga for 3-3 in Group B. Dusan Kecman (197-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) was a key player in victory registering double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Aleks Maric (211-C-84) had 12 points and 8 boards, while Lester McCalebb added 10 points and 5 assists. Joel Freeland answered with 12 points for the hosts.

Orleans - Olympiakos 84-88
After great performance in Greek A1 derby against Panathinaikos this past week-end, Thodoros Papaloukas (200-G-77, agency: Interperformances) paced his Olympiakos to another victory. This time they were too strong for Orleans in France moving up to 4-2 in Group B. Papaloukas was the MVP in Olympiakos tonight with 7 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists (22 index rate). Yotam Halperin (196-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services) top-scored for the Reds with 22 and Linas Kleiza added 19 pts, plus 5 boards. Orleans (0-6) got 17 points and 6 rebounds from Justin Doellman.

Group C
CSKA - Marousi BC 78-65
CSKA registered nice 78-65 home win against Marousi jumping to 4-2 in Preliminary Group C. J.R. Holden (185-G-76, college: Bucknell) was the leading player in Russian powerhouse with 16 points (4/5 for 3-pts). Viktor Khryapa (204-F/G-82) and Trajan Langdon scored 13 pts each, while Sasha Kaun added 12. In Marousi (1-5), Dimitrios Mavroidis netted 11 pts.

Caja Laboral - Lottomatica 67-60
Caja Laboral grabbed valuable 67-60 win against Lottomatica getting 17 points and 6 rebounds from Mirza Teletovic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket). Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 and pulled down 8 rebounds, and Fernando San Emeterio netted 13 pts. In the loosing squad, Ricky Minard delivered 15 points. Both teams had 3-2 in Group C before this game.

Group D
MMC Real M. - Khimky 70-59
Both teams entered to this game with almost perfect 4-1 in Group D. The Whites got 13 points from ex Khimky's player Jorge Garbajosa (205-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances). Pablo Prigioni had 11 points and 7 assists, while Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) (6 rebs) and Novica Velickovic (7 rebs) netted 10 points each. Robertas Javtokas collected 17 points and 9 rebounds for the Russians.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  U.Olimpija
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Walsh, U.Olimpija26.7 
 2. Kleiza, Olympiakos18.3 
 3. Jenkins, ALBA17.3 
 4. Pekovic, Panathin.17.2 
 5. Mickeal, Regal Barca16.8 
 6. Sato, Montepaschi16.6 
 7. Dean, Unicaja16.4 
 8. Logan, Assec.Pr.16.4 
 9. Winston, Lottomat.16.3 
 10. Lavrinovic, MMC.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travis WATSON
  Zalgiris
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Watson, Zalgiris10.2 
 2. Maric, Partizan8.8 
 3. Roberts, Partizan7.4 
 4. Woods, Assec.Pr.7.2 
 5. Freeland, Unicaja7.2 
 6. Khryapa, CSKA7.2 
 7. Kleiza, Olympiakos7.2 
 8. McElroy, AL.7.0 
 9. Splitter, Caja L.6.8 
 10. Traore,.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Thodoros PAPALOUKAS
  Olympiakos
  (200-G-77)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Papaloukas, Olymp.7.2 
 2. McIntyre, Montepas.6.2 
 3. Cook, Unicaja6.0 
 4. Popovic, Lietuvos.5.6 
 5. Rubio, Regal Barca5.4 
 6. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.8 
 7. Spanoulis, Panath.4.6 
 8. Khryapa, CSKA4.5 
 9. Sciarra, Orleans4.4 
 10. Prigioni, MMC.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jamont GORDON
  Cibona
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gordon, Cibona2.6 
 2. Eidson, Maccabi .2.4 
 3. Jaaber, Lottomat.2.3 
 4. McIntyre, Montepas.2.2 
 5. Lukauskis, AS.2.2 
 6. Perperoglou, Panath.2.0 
 7. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.0 
 8. Finley, Armani MI2.0 
 9. Dobbins, Orleans1.9 
 10. Lasme, Maccabi T.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 D''or FISCHER
  Maccabi T-A
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fischer, Maccabi .2.0 
 2. Lasme, Maccabi T-A1.8 
 3. Vranes, Partizan1.7 
 4. Sow, Assec.Prokom1.6 
 5. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.5 
 6. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.5 
 7. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.4 
 8. Begic, Zalgiris1.4 
 9. Vazquez, Regal B.1.2 
 10. Morris, Regal.1.2 


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: YMCA Lahti won after OT - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 17: When KTP (Kotka) is playing nowadays, it's almost sure, that the contest will be exiting and close. Sometimes even OT will be as the result.
Like tonight in Lahti. Visitor KTP was ahead most of the time, but during the last five minutes the game became a thriller. Eight ties and five lead changes at that stage
and Pasi Pekkola (195-F-81) (YMCA Lahti) scoring at the buzzer: 100-100. When the OT got started five out of six American players could not play. 55 fouls in the game and five American players fouled out before the OT start. Ray Nixon (203-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Wisconsin) and Roope Suonio (175-G-82) led YMCA Lahti to victory. Suonio scoring his career high 25 pts. The Player of November, F Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) knocked down this time 27 pts, grabbed 13 rbs and gave five assists. G Bryant McAllister (191-G-84, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Duquesne) added 24 pts and 10 rbs.

In Uusikaupunki local Korihait lost at home again. This time visitor Honka (Espoo) took an easy victory 71-90 (38-46). Korihait is 2-6 during the last eight games.
G Josh Gonner (188-G-82, college: S.Carolina) netted 19 pts for the hosts. Corey Belser (200-F-82, college: San Diego) led Honka with 27 pts. NT players Tuukka Kotti (205-F/C-81, college: Providence) and Jukka Matinen (203-F-78) were also in double digits. Honka won the rebounds 17-34!

YMCA Lahti - KTP 114-105 (100) (42-45) (Ricky Hickman 27, Roope Suonio 25, Ray Nixon 22 - Eric Washington 27/13/5a, Bryant McAllister 24/10, Ryan McDade 18).
Korihait - Honka 71-90 (38-46) (Josh Gonner 19, AZ Reid 15, Bojan Sarcevic 13 - Corey Belser 29, Tuukka Kotti 23, Jukka Matinen 14).


KORISLIIGA: Jeremiah Wood back to Finland - by Rauno Hurmalainen
When Karhu, Kauhajoki (1-15) will play the next regular season game coming Saturday (Dec 5), there will be probably two new names on Team roster. Head Coach
Timo Hakamaa and Team board have released American C Jesse Smith (211-F/C-82, college: Idaho St.) (14,5 ppg - 9,4 rpg) and signed with American F-C Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) and F Reggie Golson (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: SE Missouri St.). Both newcomers have been in Finland earlier. Golson was tested in September by Kouvot (Kouvola), but was not signed. Jeremiah Wood instead played last season 41 regular season games (20,1 ppg - 12,4 rpg) and 10 play-off-games (13,6 ppg - 12,3 rpg). Jeremiah Wood's team was Kataja (Joensuu), now with 4-12 record. Karhu has extended American F Keith Gayden's (202-F-83, agency: EM-PA, college: Duquesne) try out period by another two weeks. Coach Hakamaa is after more experience and defensive minded players to make his team to play on higher level. The coming weeks will tell how tough this team will be.


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  GERMANY   


Brose Baskets closed Round 2 of Eurocup with the win over Angelico BI - by Eurobasket News
Brose Baskets - Angelico BI 87:85

Brose Baskets Bamberg hosted Angelico BI in the last game of the Regular Season Round 2. The German side grabbed 87:85 victory due to a good start. The Italian squad produced 33-19 in the last period but could not save the game. Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) paced all the winners with 16 points, while Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) netted 15. Pleiss Tibor scored 13 and Tadda Karsten finished the night with 12. Pietro Aradori (192-G-88) brought 19 points in the losing effort. Matteo Soragna (198-G/F-75) notched 15 and Garri Luca scored 14.
In another game of this group Nymburk held off Ventspils 79:57 to celebrate the initial win in EuroCup season. Ron Lewis scored 23 points to pace Czech champions. Arthur Lee provided 13 points, 8 assists, 6 steals and 4 boards in the win. Aaron Pettway notched 21 points and 6 boards for Ventspils in defeat.


Fabian Franke (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) Doing Double Duty - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Fabian Franke (198-F-88) is a 21 year old 198cm forward playing his first season in Frankfurt. He is playing for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners and has a license to play PRO B for the Frankfurt team. He started his basketball career in 2005 for Erdgas baskets Jena (2.Bundesliga) junior team. In 2007-2008, he played for Vegesacker TV (2.Regionalliga) playing 10 games averaging 12.5ppg. He then moved to the Bremen Roosters playing 15 games and averaging 1.5ppg, 1.1rpg. Last season, he played for the Bremen Roosters playing 26 games and averaging 3.4ppg, 2.0rpg. He spoke to eurobasket about his first season in Frankfurt.

Was it like a culture shock playing against 8 time BEKO BBL champion Alba Berlin and 24 hours later against Ehingen (PRO B)



The game against Alba Berlin was a defensive battle. We started well against Ehingen, but fell apart in the third quarter. It was tough playing with only eight players. The biggest differences to both games is the difference in tempo and the referees call the games differently.

The Skyliner PRO B started well. Is their anyway that you could transfer that into the Deutsche Bank Skyliner game?


I dont know if it is possible or if there is a special patent. The team just has to learn to start faster and find their rhythm.

You had three fouls against Alba Berlin and five against Ehingen. Are you slowly getting a foul sickness or are you able to turn off getting so many fouls?


I have two different roles. In the BBL, I wont play 30 minutes, so I dont really have to eb careful of getting fouls, but I was supposed to play aggressive against Alba Berlin. In the PRO B, I played 32 minutes and getting five fouls in that time can happen. I dont think that I am getting a foul disease.

How difficult is it playing for two teams at the same time?

I am used to it. In Jena, I also played for two teams. I almost only practice for the BBL team and just play the PRO B games. It is a bit difficult finding the rhythm for the PRO B team.

What are the biggest differences between the BBL team and The PRO B team besides the level?


The professionalism, the behaviour towards players, the different systems and the athleticism.

How difficult is it playing for the PRO B team when you never practice with the team?


It is hard to get adjusted, because you dont know the players very well, you never practice with the team and there isnt as much trust from your teammates to you and they are less happy about getting anything told to them.

What can the Frankfurt PRO B team reach this season?



The team has the potential to belong to the top five teams. If the team could practice more together and Willis Gardner was healthy then the team can beat anyone. The team chemistry has to keep growing.

How has coach Harald Stein helped you?

Coach Stein gives good tips and has helped me a lot with individual things. He is a former player and knows some tricks and has really helped me.

Your teammate Igor Starcevic is like the nice guy from next door. How has he helped you?


I have learned a lot from him. He is a very intelligent player.

Can Willis Gardner play at the PRO A or BBL level in the future?


I think that he could play PROA. For him to play BBL, he would have to get used to the higher athleticism. He is a smart player that has an eye for his teammates.

You are athletic, can defend and shoot. What else can you do on the court that is not as known yet?



I always try to fire up the team and push the team forward and when the team has a weak phase be positive.

What do you still have to improve with your game?


I have to learn to pass better when I penetrate and become a little more clever, but that will come with experience.

Were you surprised how much you played against Alba Berlin. Was it more a punishment for the starting players who played a weak first quarter?


No it wasnt a punishment. Coach Didin told me before the game to be ready, because I would play and give energy on defense. It was kind of obvious that everyone ha dto help after the sicknesses to Pascal Roller and Greg Jenkins.

Do you think that you might be able to get increased playing time for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the future?



I see the whole experience as positive and I always try to give my best. I think that I will be able to develop.

Assistant coach Klaus Perwass is known as a very busy scouter. How has he helped your game?


He has helped me a lot especially with my free throw technique and it has gotten better in the last games. He helps me in every phase of my game. He has so much experience and it is an honour to be able to work with him.

Does coach Murat Didin make you laugh?


Yes he can make me laugh. He is a nice guy and I think his whole manner has to do with the southern mentality.


The Deutsche Bank Skyliners are very talented, but have used a lot of energy in the last weeks winning and losing close games. How much longer will this style of play work?


I think this style will work for a long time. The team gives everything to win as does the coaching staff. This type of never die attitude defines how we play and it will continue I think. As soon as it stops, I think that our talent will not be able to keep it up.

How difficult is it as a young German player to be integrated with the American players. Do you need to crack a funny joke to get accepted?


The Americans are just normal people. We understand each other. I have no worries or problems with the Americans.

Who was your favourite player as a kid?


I liked Dirk Nowitzki even though he doesnt play my postion. I liked Bruce Bowen of The San Antonio Spurs, because he always played hard and was a great defender.

How did you come to play basketball?

I started with Volleyball. My father was a German National Volleyball player. We then moved away to a town where there was no Volleyball so I started with basketball. Soon after I started to play for Jena where I played five years.

What is your opinion about the European betting scandal? Could it be also in basketball?


I have thought about it. It makes you wonder how easy it could be to manipulate a game from as easy as a jump ball to start a game. I guess it could happen, but I have never experienced it. People will do a lot for money.

What do you do on a free day?

I like to sleep long, see friends, go to movies and relax resting my legs.

What would you like to do after your playing days?


I would like to stay involved with basketball. I would like to coach or be a manager for a basketball team.

What was the last DVD that you saw?

I love you man

Thanks Fabian and good luck in your double role in Frankfurt.
thank you.



ALBA Berlin bring victory from Mariupol, Bonn narrowly loses in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
ALBA Berlin stayed unbeaten in the EuroCup season as they held off Azovmash in Mariupol 74:73 to improve at 2-0 record. Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) scored 22 points including several late jumpers to seal the deal for the visitors. McElroy and Blagota Sekulic (209-F/C-82, agency: FCM) added 12 points apiece to pace the winners on top of Group A. Azovmash in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record. Azovmash were on fire in the opening frame as they unloaded 31 points to enjoy a 9-point lead at the first break. ALBA Berlin stopped the defensive bleeding in the second frame and cut the margin at one point at halftime 40:41. The teams stayed close throughout the third frame and Azovmash entered the fourth period ahead by just two points 58:56. But Julius Jenkins and Blagota Sekulic helped ALBA turned the tables in the fourth frame. The visitors made some crucial defensive stops late in regulation and snatched a narrow victory at the end. Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) responded with 22 points, 8 boards and 6 blocks for Azovmash.
Bonn fought desperately for the initial win in the EuroCup season but fell just short in Istanbul. Besiktas prevailed in overtime 102:98 improving at 1-1 record. Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) exploded with 35 points and 8 assists to lead the charge. Bonn looked the better side in the first half and earned a 46:39 lead at halftime. Bonn maintained the lead throughout the third stanza and headed into the fourth period down by 6 points. Mire Chatman ignited a 9:0 run late in regulation as Besiktas drew as close as 3 points from Bonn. He then followed with four points in a row levelling things up at 88 at the end of regulation. Mire Chatman unleashed 9 points in the extra frame and brought Besiktas the needed success. Muratcan Guler (192-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) knocked down 19 points for Besiktas. Bryce Taylor (196-G-86, agency: Priority Sports) delivered 28 points for Bonn. Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) had 22 points and 16 boards in defeat.



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  GREECE   


Gary Wilkinson and Spencer Nelson are expected in DASH Peristeri - by Eurobasket News
DASH Peristeri reportedly made some major changes in the roster. They released Shaun Pruitt (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois) and William Daniels (203-F-86, college: Rhode Island) after Peristeri started at 3-2 record in the Greek championship and their performance rate did not satisfy the management. Shaun Pruitt averaged 2.5 points, 4.0 boards in two games played and 10mpg. William Daniels appeared in five games with Peristeri. His stats read 6.0 points, 3.2 boards and 1.0 assists per game.
The team is expected to sign Spencer Nelson (203-F-80, college: Utah St.) and Wilkinson Gary (206-F-82, college: Utah St.). Spencer Nelson spent the last season in Aris. The 29-year-old forward averaged 9.4 points, 7.3 boards and 1.9 assists in the A1. In EuroCup he notched 10.6 points, 6.4 boards and 3.0 assists per appearance. Spencer Nelson spent the pre-season in the Utah Jazz camp.
Wilkinson Gary played for the Utah State University in the last season. He notched 17.1 points, 6.8 boards and 1.3 assists per game in his senior college year. The 27-year-old forward moved to Dongbu Promy in South Korea at the start of the new season. His stats reached 9.2 points, 4.1 boards and 0.9 assists per game in the KBL.



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  HAITI   


Robert JOSEPH will challenge CB Sant Josep Girona - by Princeloo Alexandre
Robert JOSEPH, who is thought to be one of the best players of LEB has left Leyma Coruna to play for CB Cornella in ORO, and will challenge CB Sant Josep Girona on december 4th 2009 around 21:00 (Spain time). And Gino LANISSE , one of our talented Haitian basketball professional players will challenge Lugano Tigers at Istituto Elvetico on December 5th 2009 around 17:30 (Switzerland time). We hope is going to be 2 more victories added to our fellows career. Robert Joseph (204-C-78, agency: BrezoPro, college: Union (TN)), Gino Lanisse (200-F-81) http://www.haitianbasket.com

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  HOLLAND   


EiffelTowers and Amsterdam both lost their game in Europe - by Claudia vanGorp
Yesterday the Dutch Eiffel Towers Den Bosch lost game 2 in the Eurochallenge. Strasbourg IG became the leader of Group B as they won last nights game. The French side improved to 2-0 record after 90:85 and Eiffel Towers Den Bosch is 3rd in rankings with one game won (in Ukrain) and one game lost. Eiffel Towers Den Bosch opened the game with 26-20, while Strasbourg IG responded with 25-17 in the second and took the latter lead in the game. Kees Akerboom (200-F-83, agency: Court Side) delivered 20 points and 6 rebounds for the home side, and Peter Van Paassen (211-C/F-78, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure) added 18 points and 8 rebounds. It was Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81, college: Niagara) making a difference for the Strasbourg IG-team scoring 26 points (77,8% fg, 80% 3pnt)

That same night EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam was completely crushed by Apoel Nicosia (104-71).




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  HUNGARY   


Market news - by Tamas Deri
The management of Dombovar decided to break the contract with romanian coach Adrian Budurean and signed Sandor Foldi for the rest of the season. After Jozsef Balind's death his assistant coach, Budurean got to the head coach. Last saturday his team lost by 55 points in Paks and the management made a change. Sandor Foldi started this season with the female team of Czegled in the first division where he spent the last 3 years. He used to be coach of many male teams in our country: Kormend, Falco KC, Kaposvar, and was also the coach of Dombovar in 2003-04.

The management of DEKE just published on the teams website that american guard Anthony Farmer (185-G-86, college: Rutgers) left the team yesterday. As you can read in the official publishment the player did not practice on monday as he asked coach Fodor for a day-off because of a smaller injury. On tuesday he did not show up in the practice and the management of the team figured out that he left also his apartment - probably he took a flight back to the USA. Farmer played 10 games for DEKE until now and put up great numbers: 21.0 ppg, 3.8 apg and 2.4 rpg.


Division A: ZTE and Atomeromu jump to 9-0 - by Eurobasket News
Kecskemeti - ZTE KK 80-86
ZTE continues with great performance in Hungarian top division keeping the perfect score after 9 rounds. Calvin Watson (196-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) stepped up for ZTE in this game with 24 points. Zoltan Trepak (210-C-77, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) scored 19 and Louis Hinnant helped with 17 pts, 8 boards and 7 assists. In Kechkemeti (4-4), Ian Johnson netted 20 pts.

Soproni - Falco 97-95
Soproni grabbed tiny 97-95 win against Falco improving to 6-4. Donta Richardson was on fire in this victory with 30 points, Charles Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) helped with 23. Arnas Kazlauskas and Zoltan Horvath netted 26 and 24 pts respectively in Falco (4-5).

Szolnok - Albacomp 81-80
Szolnok celebrated in thriller against Albacom. It was a very important game as both teams had 5-3 before it. Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL) shined for the hosts with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Michael Lee (206-F-86) and George Banks netted 16 pts each in defeat.

Atomeromu - Dombovar 117-62
Atomeromu stays on top together with ZTE (9-0). In this impressive victory Anthony Dill (200-F-81, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) led Atomeromu with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81) had 17 and Ivory Clark netted 16 pts. Dombovar (4-5) got 21 points and 7 rebounds from Dustin Villepigue.

Kormend - PVSK Pannon 90-72
Fifth win for Kormend and at the same time fifth defeat for PVSK. Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: La Salle) paced the hosts with 23 points, Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) had 21 pts and 8 rebounds, while Roy Booker added 16 pts and 6 as. Zeljko Bojovic collected 17 points and 6 rebounds for PVSK.

Marso-Vagep - Salgotarjani 88-79
2-6 for Marso and 1-8 for Salgotarjani after this game. Jare Doyne was totally the best player in victory draining 24 points. In the loosing squad, Gytis Sirutaviacius (195-F-83) collected 19 points and 6 rebounds.

Kaposvari - Debreceni 98-89
Kaposvari jumped to 4-5 after 98-89 victory against the winless Debreceni. Maurice Dejon (193-G-85, college: Cal.St.-Los Angeles) was the leading player in Kaposvari with 24, while David Vojvoda (191-G/F-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) followed him with 18 pts. In defeat, Anthony Farmer delivered 29 points.


CEBL: Prostejov could win in Szekesfehervar - by Tamas Deri
The home team lost also the second game in the first round of the CEBL. The player of the game was hungarian guard Adam Hanga (201-G-89, agency: FCM), he scored 21 points.

Albacomp - BK Prostejov 83-99
(22-30, 20-24, 25-29, 16-16)
Albacomp: Simon 9, Adam Hanga 21/3, Radovic 1, Michael Lee (206-F-86) 15/3, George Banks (202-F/C-72, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: UTEP) 11, Keller 9, Antal 3/3, Bodi 6, Farkas 4, Fodor -, Toya 2, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
Prostejov: Skibniewski 7/3, Prasil 14/12, Slezas 16/3, Hyzy 12, Chan 9/3, Veikalas 16/6, Toth 5/3, Lesko -, Krakovic -, Bratcenkov -, Kyle Landry (206-F-86, college: N.Arizona) 20



A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Watson, ZTE K.23.6 
 3. Horvath, Falco23.3 
 4. Brooks, Soproni23.2 
 5. Fears, Debreceni23.0 
 6. Huckaby, Salgotar.21.3 
 7. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 8. Rice, Szolnok20.1 
 9. Wilson, Falco19.1 
 10. Scott, Korme.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 2. Barro, Szolnok11.0 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.1 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani10.0 
 5. Diakite, Kormend9.0 
 6. Scott, Kormend9.0 
 7. Knight, Soproni8.1 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.7.9 
 9. Dale, Kecskemeti7.6 
 10. Vavra, Salgotarja.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas KELLEY
  Szolnok
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kelley, Szolnok8.0 
 2. Kalman, Falco7.4 
 3. English, Atomeromu6.0 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.6 
 5. Simon, Albacomp5.2 
 6. LaGrange, Dombovar4.9 
 7. Dejon, Kaposvari4.8 
 8. Fodor, Szolnok4.6 
 9. Thomas, Kormend4.4 
 10. Booker, Korme.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Fears, Debreceni3.3 
 2. Kelley, Szolnok3.0 
 3. Watson, ZTE K.3.0 
 4. Toya, Albacomp3.0 
 5. Dejon, Kaposvari3.0 
 6. English, Atomeromu3.0 
 7. Lee, Albacomp2.9 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar2.9 
 9. Wiley, Marso-Vagep2.5 
 10. Wittmann, Kec.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep2.5 
 2. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.4 
 3. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.3 
 4. David Vay, PVSK P.1.3 
 5. Barro, Szolnok1.2 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.2 
 7. Clark, Atomeromu1.2 
 8. Henderson, Marso-Va.1.0 
 9. Horvath, Falco1.0 
 10. Grebenar, Szoln.1.0 


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  ISRAEL   


National League Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Beer Yaakov - Hapoel Beeri 90-80
Beer Yaakov is 3-5 in the league after the win over Hapoel Beeri 90:80. Beit Yoad
stepped up with 28 points for the winners and Itay Karabayov (198-F-85, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) had 14 points and 11 boards. Cohen Itay finished the night with 17 points in deefat.

Natzrath Elite - Hap.Tivon 76-82
Natzrath Elite was beaten by Hapoel Tivon 76:82 as the latter got 27 points from Brian Asbury (201-F, college: Miami, FL) and 23 points from Izik Kobi. Byerson Brad responded with 29 points and 14 rebounds in the losing case.

Macc.Habikaa - Kiryat Ata 76-64
Maccabi Habikaa is on top with 7-1 record after the win over Kiryat Ata 76:64. Gerry Gendel (203-G/F-80, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) led the league-leaders with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Greenboym Itay posted 15. Digmel Ofer finished the game with 16 points in defeat.

Elitzur Yavne - Macc.Ashdod 95-112
Maccabi Ashdod improved to 5-3 record as they rolled over Elitzur Yavne 112:95. Orit Farchi (163-G-87) and Eiram Inam led the way with 26 points each and Levi Itay scored 20. Tzubrevitch Alex ended up with 25 points for Yavne.

Elitzur Ramla - Hap.Haifa 96-98
Elitzur Ramla lost to Hapoal Haifa 96:98 in the Regular Season Round 8. Robert Brown (195-F-80, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Buffalo) was unstoppable with 37 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Bank Dan resisted with 31 points in the losing effort.

Hod Hasharon - Kohav Yair 97-73
Hod Hasharon is 4-4 in the league as they beat Kohav Yair 97:73. Amit Simhon (197-G-89) led the way with 24 points and Sela Or added 23. Rob Omer finished the night with 21 points in the losing case.

Megido/Yok. - Lev Hasharon 94-68
Megido tied their record at 4-4 as they beat Lev Hasharon 94:68. Marios Matalon (187-G-89, college: Wyoming) and Nenikashvili Ilan top-scored for the winners with 20 points each, while Carr Dennis added 18 points and 11 boards. Pol Bamba and Shiran Yotam had 14 points each in defeat.



Standings - National League
National League Standings
 1. Macc.Habikaa 7-1 
 2. Hap.Haifa 6-2 
 3. Macc.Ashdod 5-3 
 4. Kiryat Ata 5-3 
 5. Elitzur Yavne 5-3 
 6. Kohav Yair 4-4 
 7. Hap.Tivon 4-4 
 8. Hod Hasharon 4-4 
 9. Megido/Yok. 4-4 
 10. Hapoel Beeri 3-5 
 11. Elitzur Ramla 3-5 
 12. Beer Yaakov 3-5 
 13. Lev Hasharon 2-6 
 14. Natzrath Elite 1-7 


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Robert BROWN
  Hap.Haifa
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Brown, Hap.Haifa33.5 
 2. Asbury, Hap.Tivon27.9 
 3. Markson, Elitzur .24.9 
 4. Clemente, Macc.Ash.23.0 
 5. Eiram, Macc.Ashdod22.3 
 6. Byerson, Natzrath.21.7 
 7. Simhon, Hod H.21.0 
 8. Brandy, Hod H.19.9 
 9. Shiran, Lev H.19.5 
 10. Drayton, Beer.18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert BROWN
  Hap.Haifa
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Brown, Hap.Haifa12.8 
 2. Brandy, Hod H.12.6 
 3. Clemente, Macc.Ash.12.0 
 4. Byerson, Natzrath.11.6 
 5. Auter, Macc.Hab.10.9 
 6. Paris, Hapoel Beeri10.7 
 7. Peterson, Elitzur .10.3 
 8. Markson, Elitzur .9.1 
 9. Harrison, Hap.Haifa9.0 
 10. Lee, Kiryat A.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan BERKOVICH
  Hap.Haifa
  (187-G-75)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Berkovich, Hap.H.6.3 
 2. Nenikashvili, Megido.6.0 
 3. Shifman, Hapoel Beeri6.0 
 4. Arieli, Hap.Tivon6.0 
 5. Farchi, Macc.Ash.5.6 
 6. Huli, Lev Hasharon5.5 
 7. Hirsh, Beer Yaakov5.1 
 8. Levi, Beer Yaakov4.9 
 9. Golan, Lev Hasharon4.8 
 10. Brandwein, Elit.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brian ASBURY
  Hap.Tivon
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Asbury, Hap.Tivon2.4 
 2. Matalon, Megido/Y.2.3 
 3. Markson, Elitzur .2.3 
 4. Farchi, Macc.Ash.2.3 
 5. Sela, Hod Hasharon2.1 
 6. Karpels, Elitzur .2.1 
 7. Saudai, Hap.Tivon2.0 
 8. Harrison, Hap.Haifa2.0 
 9. Clemente, Macc.Ash.2.0 
 10. Huli, Lev Hashar.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  Hap.Haifa
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Harrison, Hap.Haifa5.3 
 2. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.2.0 
 3. Auter, Macc.Hab.1.6 
 4. Aiden, Hapoel Beeri1.5 
 5. Peterson, Elitzur .1.4 
 6. Markson, Elitzur .1.3 
 7. Martin, Elitzur Yavne1.3 
 8. Lavi, Hap.Haifa1.3 
 9. Clemente, Macc.Ash.1.3 
 10. Byerson, Natzra.1.1 


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  ITALY   


Banca Tercas win, Benetton surprisingly lose in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
Banca Tercas posted the debut EuroCup win as they prevailed against Galatasaray at home court 95:87. Bobby Jones (201-F-84, college: Washington) was pivotal as he accounted for 21 points. Valerio Amoroso (202-F-80) added 14 points and 6 boards for the winners. Michael Michael J Wilkinson (204-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Wisconsin) answered with 25 points and 7 boards for Galatasaray. Darius Washington (188-G-85, college: Memphis) finished with 23 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the loss. Teramo built a narrow 48:45 lead at the interval. The hosts pushed the tempo in the third frame and gradually cleared off to a 74:67 advantage. Galatasaray tried to save the day as Michael J Wilkinson and Darius Washington dragged the visitors within four with less than a minute to go. However Bobby Jones and Poeta were deadly from the stripe sealing the victory for the hosts.
Benetton in the meantime came up short against Crvena Zvezda in Treviso 71:77. The Treviso outfit suffered the first defeat at the tournament and slipped at 1-1 record in Group F. Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) scored 21 points to pace the Serbian team to the second EuroCup triumph in a row. Marko Keselj contributed 18 points for the winning team. Gary Neal (193-G-84, college: Towson) responded with 22 points and 8 caroms for Benetton. Davor Kus (192-G-78) had 16 points in the loss. The Serbian team shocked the Italian fans with a 15:1 start to the game. Benetton however gradually picked up the rhythm and cut the distance at 14:23 at the first break. The hosts opened the second period with a 12:2 run to surge ahead. Crvena Zvezda however stole the advantage back and finished the first half ahead by two points 40:38. The teams traded baskets in the third quarter and Benetton were able to post a narrow 58:57 lead into the fourth term. Crvena Zvezda relied heavily on Elmedin Kikanovic as he nailed 6 crucial points late in regulation bringing Crvena Zvezda back on top. Benetton tried hard but could not avoid the loss in the hands of confident Serbian outfit.



Brose Baskets closed Round 2 of Eurocup with the win over Angelico BI - by Eurobasket News
Brose Baskets - Angelico BI 87:85

Brose Baskets Bamberg hosted Angelico BI in the last game of the Regular Season Round 2. The German side grabbed 87:85 victory due to a good start. The Italian squad produced 33-19 in the last period but could not save the game. Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) paced all the winners with 16 points, while Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) netted 15. Pleiss Tibor scored 13 and Tadda Karsten finished the night with 12. Pietro Aradori (192-G-88) brought 19 points in the losing effort. Matteo Soragna (198-G/F-75) notched 15 and Garri Luca scored 14.
In another game of this group Nymburk held off Ventspils 79:57 to celebrate the initial win in EuroCup season. Ron Lewis scored 23 points to pace Czech champions. Arthur Lee provided 13 points, 8 assists, 6 steals and 4 boards in the win. Aaron Pettway notched 21 points and 6 boards for Ventspils in defeat.


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  JAMAICA   


Alliman joins Cedarvilles 1,000 Point Club - by Leonard Whyte
North Canton, OH (12-2-2009): Ricardo Alliman, formerly of Calabar High School, became the 48th player in Cedarville University history to surpass 1,000 career points when he scored 10 points and hauled in a game-high 11 rebounds in Cedarvilles 88-76 loss to NAIA Division II #3 Walsh University last night in the American Mideast Conference (AMC) opener for both teams. The game also featured the return of senior forward Christopher Walker, formerly of Tivoli High School, from a knee injury. Walker, playing in his first game of the season, added six points and four rebounds in 14 minutes of play. The loss dropped Cedarville to 5-3 and ended a four-game winning streak.

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  JORDAN   


ASU drops in their 1st game in 2nd Aleppo Tournament - by Mohammed Malas
ASU Sports Club failed to impress in their yesterday's game against Al Ittihad Alexandria of Egypt who won by 28 points 82-54 to establish the games in Group B.

Chudney Gray (188-G-78, college: St.John's) '14 pts' and Ahmad Ismail (201-F-76) '18 pts' were the keys of the big win yeterday along with their teammates Ahmed El Sabagh (190-G-85) and Amir Fanan (189-G-80), While ASU's players esspecielly Islam Abbaas (201-C-80) '15 pts' tried the best to keep the gap closer but experience and luck were with the Egyptions side.

In Group A, Syrians Al Jalaa Aleppo were the winners in the opener against Al Jaysh Army SC of Qatar, Best scorer was Al Jalaa's Michel Maadanli (196-G-81, agency: Huss Sport Agency) with 18 points.

ASU's next game will be against An Nasr from UAE on Friday.


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  LATVIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivars TIMERMANIS
  Barons
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Timermanis, Barons20.7 
 2. Kojenets, Liepaja18.6 
 3. Gulbis, Zemgale18.6 
 4. Nelyubov, VEF Riga18.5 
 5. Bergmanis, Zemgale18.1 
 6. Valeika, Valmiera17.3 
 7. Mazeika, VEF Riga17.3 
 8. Kisielius, Liepaja15.0 
 9. Strelnieks, Ventspils15.0 
 10. Sirsnins, Baro.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Ventspils
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Pettway, Ventspils11.3 
 2. Valeika, Valmiera11.0 
 3. Kojenets, Liepaja8.3 
 4. Zorin, Barons7.2 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga7.0 
 6. Timermanis, Barons6.5 
 7. Cresnar, Valmiera5.9 
 8. Bambis, Zemgale5.6 
 9. Gulbis, Zemgale5.0 
 10. Kravalis, Keizarme.4.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.0 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons5.0 
 3. Vilums, Liepaja4.1 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.5 
 5. Vitols, Barons3.0 
 6. Bankevics, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Steinbergs, Keiza.2.8 
 8. Rozitis, Zemgale2.7 
 9. Slesers, Barons2.6 
 10. Nelyubov, VEF Ri.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dairis BERTANS
  Ventspils
  (192-G/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bertans, Ventspils3.0 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons2.7 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.5 
 4. Vitols, Barons2.3 
 5. Labuckas, VEF Riga2.0 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga1.8 
 7. Ragsdale, Barons1.7 
 8. Davis, Valmiera1.6 
 9. Vilums, Liepaja1.6 
 10. Strelnieks, Ventspi.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.8 
 2. Malahovskis, Valmiera1.0 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera0.9 
 4. Zorin, Barons0.8 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.8 
 6. Davis, Valmiera0.8 
 7. Pettway, Ventspils0.7 
 8. Aleksejevs, VEF R.0.5 
 9. Helmanis, Barons0.5 
 10. Renfroe, VEF Ri.0.5 


Standings - LBAL
LBL D2 Standings
 1. Turiba 7-2 
 2. Ventsp.Aug. 6-3 
 3. DSN 6-4 
 4. Saldus 5-4 
 5. BS Ogre 5-4 
 6. Jurmala 5-4 
 7. ASK/Buki 2-8 
 8. Livani 1-8 


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  LEBANON   


FLB Market News - by Mohammed Malas
- Brandon Kurtz (208-C-78, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Tulsa) was chosen as the siutable replacement for his native Michael Benton (206-C-80, agency: ACMT, college: Charleston) in Antranik Beirut.

The American center appeared in the Lebanese league for the 1st time when he joined Tebnine last season averaging 15.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.6 spg & 1.4 bpg and was vital part in the team's roster, He also played overseas in Israel, Turkey, Holland and France.

- Following the injury of Ronald Alexander (213-F/C-84, college: Miss.Valley St.) which will force the bigman to be out for some time, Anibal was forced to look for other options to choose Ersid Luca (208-C-81) from Albania at the end According to Lebanese group on Facebook.

Luca was in Saudi Arabia in season 2006-2007 in his 1st showup in the Middle East, Macedonia and Romania were also stations in Luca's career along his father's origin country Kosovo.


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  LIBERIA   


BEN - AFCCM Zone-III Qualifiers: Model pick first win, beat Pythons 67-63 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Model Basket Club of Togo Tuesday removed the toga of a none-performing team in the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men Zone-III qualifiers with a 67-63 points win over NPA Pythons basketball club of Liberia.

The game which is the first win for the Togolese after losing her first two games to Ellan and ASPAC basketball clubs of Benin Republic leaves the Lome-based Model Basket Club side with a game against Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria on Thursday.

Pythons on the other hand have lost its second game of the qualifiers and may have had its hope of picking a final round ticket dashed as its two remaining games are against ASPAC of Benin on Thursday and Kano Pillars of Nigeria on Friday at the IRSP gymnase in Ouidah, Benin Republic.

Day-3 Results:

Ellan (BEN) 46-72 Kano Pillars (NGR)

NPA Pythons (LIB) 55-58 Model Club (TOG)

Day-4 Games Thursday (04-12-2009:

ASPAC (BEN) Vs NPA Pythons (LIB) 15.30Hour
Model Club (TOG) Vs Kano Pillars (NGR) 17.30Hour




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  LITHUANIA   


Siauliai lost the home opener - by Eurobasket News
Siauliai - Zadar 91:95
Zadar registered the first EuroCup win as they stunned Siauliai on the road 95:91. Rok Stipcevic (188-G-86) knocked down 27 points to lead the Croatian team. Micah Downs (203-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) added 18 points in the winning effort. Derrick Low responded with 19 points for Siauliai. Arvydas Siksnius (196-F-87, college: Weatherford JC) had 17 points in defeat.
In another game of the group Aris wasted 18-point advantage but still eked out a tough win over Hapoel Jerusalem in Thessalonika. Juan Dixon unleashed 20 points including a decisive triple late in regulation to lead Aris. Andrew Betts contributed 13 points as the Greek team climbed on top of the ladder. Yuval Naimy answered with 18 points for Hapoel. Pooh Jeter top-scored with 19 points for the visitors.



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  MEXICO   


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


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  NBA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  Denver N.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30.7
 1. Anthony, Denver N.30.7 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers28.8 
 3. James, Clevelan.28.2 
 4. Durant, Oklah.Ci.27.7 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.8 
 6. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.7 
 7. Granger, Indiana P.25.1 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.1 
 9. Ellis, Golde S.23.9 
 10. Jennings, Milwau.21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim NOAH
  Chicago B.
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Noah, Chicago B.12.2 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.12.1 
 3. Bosh, Toronto R.12.0 
 4. Wallace, Charlotte B.11.6 
 5. Boozer, Utah Jazz10.9 
 6. Duncan, San A.10.8 
 7. Haywood, Washingt.10.5 
 8. Bynum, LA Lakers10.2 
 9. Camby, LA Clippers10.2 
 10. Okafor, N.Orle.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.5 
 2. Williams, Utah Jazz9.7 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.2 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.0 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.8.6 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.1 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..7.2 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers7.1 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.6.6 
 10. Calderon, Tor.6.4 
Steals Per Game
 Monta ELLIS
  Golde State W.
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ellis, Golde S.2.5 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers2.3 
 4. Ariza, Houston R.2.2 
 5. Iguodala, Philadel.2.1 
 6. Brewer, Minnesot.2.0 
 7. Hughes, New Y.2.0 
 8. Wade, Miami Heat2.0 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers1.9 
 10. Salmons, Chi.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SMITH
  Atlanta H.
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Smith, Atlanta H.2.7 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.4 
 3. Lopez, New J.2.2 
 4. Camby, LA Clippers2.1 
 5. Duncan, San A.2.0 
 6. Perkins, Boston C.2.0 
 7. Haywood, Washingt.1.9 
 8. Bogut, Milwauke.1.9 
 9. Bynum, LA Lakers1.8 
 10. Okafor, N.Orle.1.8 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 14-4 
 2. Toronto R. 7-13 
 3. Philadelph.76 5-14 
 4. New York K. 4-15 
 5. New Jersey N. 0-18 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 13-5 
 2. Milwaukee B. 9-8 
 3. Chicago B. 7-9 
 4. Indiana P. 6-10 
 5. Detroit P. 6-12 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 15-4 
 2. Atlanta H. 13-5 
 3. Miami Heat 10-7 
 4. Washington W. 7-10 
 5. Charlotte B. 7-10 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 13-5 
 2. Portland TB 12-8 
 3. Utah Jazz 10-7 
 4. Oklah.City T. 10-8 
 5. Minnesota T. 2-16 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 14-3 
 2. Phoenix Suns 14-5 
 3. Sacramento K. 9-8 
 4. LA Clippers 8-11 
 5. Golde State W. 6-11 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 14-5 
 2. Houston R. 10-8 
 3. San Antonio S. 9-6 
 4. N.Orleans H. 7-11 
 5. Memphis G. 7-12 


Tuesday's games (6) review - by Eurobasket News
N.Orleans H. - LA Lakers 99-110
Andrew Bynum (7'0''-C-87, agency: David Lee services) scored 21 points, Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) added 18 on a light night of work and the Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 110-99 on Tuesday for their seventh straight victory. Ron Artest scored 16, Pau Gasol 14 and Jordan Farmar helped with 10 pts. Darren Collison delivered 20 points for the Hornets.

Boston C. - Charlotte B. 108-90
Ray Allen (6'6''-G-75, college: Connecticut) broke out of his shooting slump with 27 points, Kendrick Perkins (6'10''-C-84) added 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston cruised past Charlotte 108-90 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 7 rebounds while Eddie House helped with 12 pts. In Charlotte, Nazr Mohammed delivered 16 pts.

Washington W. - Toronto R. 106-102
Gilbert Arenas (6'3''-G-82, college: Arizona) had 22 points and nine assists, Antawn Jamison (6'9''-F-76, college: N.Carolina) had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 106-102 on Tuesday night. Brendan Haywood was third scorer in victory with 19 pts and he also grabbed 7 rebounds beside that. Chris Bosh shined with double-double in defeat, 22 points and 14 boards.

Phoenix Suns - New York K. 99-126
Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) (6'9''-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the Suns 126-99 on Tuesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak and giving their coach a resounding victory over his old team. David Lee (6'9''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Florida) had 24 points and Al Harrington netted two less. In Phoenix, Steve Nash netted 20 pts and handed out 8 assists.

Golde State W. - Denver N. 107-135
Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) scored 25 points, Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76, college: Colorado) had 22 and the Nuggets used their biggest scoring first half of the season to rout the Warriors 135-107 Tuesday night. Chris Andersen scored 14 and Ty Lawson added 13 pts in this victory. Anthony Morrow top-scored in defeat with 27 pts.

Miami Heat - Portland TB 107-100
Michael Beasley (6'9''-F-89, college: Kansas St.) scored 27 points and Quentin Richardson (6'5''-F-80, college: De Paul) had 20, both season highs, as the Heat led from the opening basket. Miami shot 53.3 percent from the field (40 of 75) to offset a career-high 20-rebound effort from Portland's Greg Oden. Dwyane Wade also shined collecting 22 points and 12 assists. Brandon Roy was on fire for the Blazers scoring 25 pts.


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  NCAA1   


Pitt needs 2 OTs to get a win over Duquesne at the final - by Rangi Gescheit
Pittsburgh Panthers won the last College basketball game in the Mellon Arena, tonight over Duquesne 67:58, in 2 over times. The 48 years old Arena is schedule for demolition in 2011. Pittsburgh improves to 62-51 record in the Igloo.

Pittsburgh won over their biggest Atlantic -10 rivalry Duquesne - in Pittsburgh City Battle called 'The City Game'. Coach Jamie Dixon improves to 79-5 vs. Non Conference opponents.

The Panthers needed their somewhat experienced players to step up in Ashton Gibbs (6'2''-G-90) (15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists) and Brad Wanamaker (6'4''-G-89) (14 points and 10 rebounds) , while 2 more starter are in double digits performance. With them, the freshman point guard Travon Woodall (5'11''-G-89) lead the offensive part with 7 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and some help from the bench at Senior Chase Adams (5'10''-G-88). Never the less, just like their last game when defeating Youngstown State, 72-56, on Saturday when the Panthers used a 10-0 run late in the game, they held the Dukes tonight on 7 points in the last 17 minutes of the competition. The Panthers are expected to be back in action, at home, while hosting New Hampshire on December 4th.

The Dukes held Pittsburgh on 25% for 3, forcing them for 33.9% over all from the floor.
On the other hand the Dukes used the bench only once for more than a couple of minutes until three players fouled out. They had only 2 players in double digits: Bill Clark (6'5''-G/F-88) with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists and B.J. Monteiro (6'5''-G/F-90) with 10 points. The Dukes are expected to host Savannah St. in their next time out on December 5th.



The First time ever: The Big 10 to win the Challenge Vs. the ACC 6-5. - by Rangi Gescheit
The B10 to win the Challenge Vs. the ACC 6-5.

This is the first time the Big 10 win it since the ACC - Big 10 Challenge was established 10 years ago.
Wisconsin took over #5 Duke to hand the blue Devils their first loss ever in the challenge (10-0 till tonight), to tie the series at 5-5. Than #15 Ohio St. just had to secure the game vs. Florida St., after having a big lead deep in the second half to win the game 77:64 and the series 6-5.



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  PBL   


Manchester Millrats to Introduce First Player-Signings Thursday - by Eurobasket
The Manchester Millrats are pleased to inform the public that their first player signings for the 2009-2010 PBL season will be introduced on Thursday December 3 at 12:30pm at the Lighthouse Charter School in North Chelmsford, MA.

The players will be introduced to the crowd, and then will participate in a basketball workshop for the students of the Charter Lighthouse school, which is located at 25 Wellman Ave in North Chelmsford, MA. The players will be available for interviews or photographs in Manchester after 3:00pm.

One of the players to be announced will be the first-ever player of his kind in the Premier Basketball League. Details will be available on Thursday.

The Manchester Millrats are a third year minor league franchise based in Manchester, NH. The Millrats are a member of the Premier Basketball League (www.pblproball.com) - the #1 independent minor league in the U.S. Last season Manchester was the Atlantic Division champion (16-4) and reached the PBL playoff semifinals.

Manchester is slated to face the Halifax Rainmen on December 19th at 7:00pm in a preseason game in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax has already sold all 10,000 tickets for the event, which features a rematch of the two-year rival franchises. Former Millrat and Portland Trailblazer, Desmond Ferguson, is now a member of the Rainmen.
source: PBL


The Quebec City Kebs Sign Milton Bell And Joseph Flegler - by Eurobasket
Joseph Flegler (6'0''-G-85, college: Savannah St.) and Milton Bell (6'7''-F-70, college: Georgetown) have signed on to play with the Quebec Kebs, of the Premier Basketball League (PBL). When Bell was asked why he decided to sign on with the Kebs, his response and commitment was clear. I really believe in Hasbanis coaching style and vision. I am sure he is going to attract the right players. I am excited to work with him again.
Bell played two seasons at Georgetown. In 1993, he began his pro career playing for the CBA. Going on to play the next 15 overseas in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile and Argentina, where he had previously played with Coach Hasbani. When asked about his vision for the next year with The Qubec City Kebs, Bell says, I am really looking forward to meeting the team at the training camp. Bell is aware that his experience places in a strategic position of assisting in the development of young talent. I believe one of the most powerful skills that a player has is the ability to stay positive and focused. With this perspective anything can happen!
Joseph Flegler played two seasons for Savannah State and has been recognized by his coach as the best unknown point guard in the country and is looking forward to joining the team and playing on Canadian soil. Flegler is excited to start off this season playing in the PBL league. He recognizes the talent on the Kebs and the competitiveness of the league.
When asked his vision for The Qubec City Kebs he said, I believe this year will be a year of surprises for the Kebs. Going on to add, I am grateful to have the opportunity to play for a wonderful organization like the Kebs. I feel that this year the team under the guidance of Coach Hasbani will celebrate record victories. I am willing to make the sacrifices necessary for the Kebs success.
Source: Qubec City Kebs



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  PORTUGAL   


Raheem Moss in AD Vagos - by Eurobasket News
Raheem Moss (193-G-83, agency: Los Angeles Sports Group, college: Cleveland St.) has agreed on terms of contract with AD Vagos. The 26-year-old guard will spent the rest of the season in Portugal. Raheem Moss started the previous season in the Erie Bay Hawks in the D-League. Shortly after he moved to Europe to sign with Tarmo in Finland. The guard averaged 13.7 points, 6.1 boards and 1.9 steals per game in the Korisliiga. Raheem Moss returned to the Bay Hawks for the pre-season and now appeared in Portugal. Moss is not new in the country as he played for Ginasio back in 2007/08 season.


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  RUSSIA   


Triumph and Unics victorious in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
Triumph posted the second straight win in the EuroCup Group B as they held off Hemofarm 73:72 in Lyubertsy. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Grambling St.) scored 22 points to lead the Russian team to the second consecutive victory. Valeri Likhodey (203-F-86) added 17 points, 7 boards and 4 assists in the victory. Jarod Stevenson knocked down 19 points as Hemofarm slipped at 0-2. Hemofarm built a 46:40 lead at halftime and then ballooned the margin at 13 points in the third frame. Triumph trimmed the gap to just 5 points before the fourth quarter. The hosts put their noses in front early in the final stanza and maintained the lead till the final seconds. Hemofarm had a chance to save the game but Sergeev stepped up with a crucial steal to seal the win for Triumph.
Unics celebrated a comfortable road win over Joventut 82:71 to stay undefeated in Group D. Unics dominated from start to finish and recorded a well-deserved success at the end. Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83) tallied 24 points to pace the visitors. Vladimir Veremeenko and Marko Popopiv added 16 points apiece in the victory. Clay Tucker delivered 13 points before fouling out for the hosts.
Dynamo Moscow came up short against Cholet in the Russian capital. The French outfit went on a 22:5 rally in the final stanza to come from behind for the victory. Arvydas Eitavicius scored 20 points for Cholet in a 72:64 victory. Antywane Robinson had 17 points and 7 boards in the win. Sergey Bykov (190-G-83) netted 20 points for Dynamo. Sergey Monya had 15 points and 9 boards in the second straight defeat of the Russian team.
Spartak Saint Petersburg got severely beaten in Bilbao 62:85. Bizkaia Bilbao left not a single chance for Spartak Saint Petersburg. Marko Banic (204-F-84) notched 18 points to lead the way for the Basque team. Fransisco Vazquez added 15 points off the bench. James White (198-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Cincinnati) unloaded 17 points for the visitors. Yegor Meshcharakou finished with 11 points in the first loss for Spartak in Group E.



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  SLOVENIA   


Domen Lorbek returns to Helios - by Zeljko Zule
Less than a week after Helios signed Milos Paravinja (212-C/F-79) on the position of the power forward, another new player joined the club. Helios announced the return of Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85), member of the Slovenian national team, who left Domzale in 2005. Lorbek started the current seaosn as member of teh Spanish ACB club Cajasol Sevilla, but ran out of the two-month contract few days ago. He immediately decided for the return to Slovenia since he wants to stay in good shape in case he will receive another good offer from abroad. Lorbek signed a one-month contract


Helios snap losing streak - by Zeljko Zule
Helios snapped their three-game losing streak with an 82-67 victory against winless Sencur CPK in the opening game of Round 9. Trailing 14-20 early in the second quarter, Helios went on a 24-7 run to take a 38-27 lead. Alexei Lashkevich and Alvin Snow scored 21 points each and Dejan Delic added 13. For Sencur, veteran Roman Horvat (200-F-71, agency: VTBM) netted 24 points and Dusan Virijevic had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

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  SOUTH AMERICAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Standings
S.American Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Soles 0-0 
 2. Atenas 0-0 
 3. Pitagoras/Minas 0-0 
 4. Quimsa 0-0 
Group B
 1. Halc.Rojos 0-0 
 2. Espartanos 0-0 
 3. Flamengo 0-0 
 4. Arecibo 0-0 
Group C
 1. Malvin 0-0 
 2. Obras 0-0 
 3. Ciser/Joinville 0-0 
 4. Halc.Xalapa 0-0 
Group D
 1. Universo/BRB 0-0 
 2. Halc.Cordoba 0-0 
 3. Penarol 0-0 
 4. Navieros 0-0 


Soles looks for another Final Four - by Richard
Soles de Mexicali will try to reach their second Final Four as they participate once again in the FIBA Americas League that starts on December 6 in Cordoba, Argentina.
The team coached by Melvyn Lopez of the Dominican Republic has a 18-7 record in the Mexican LNBP, being in third place.
Soles is one of the teams that has participated in all editions of the FIBA Americas League, reaching the Final Four in their first edition (2007).
The roster includes: Hugo Carrillo, Anthony Pedroza, Victor Esquer, Hector Hernandez, Orlando Zuiga, Arturo Vsquez, Horacio Llamas, Karim Malpica, Greg Lewis, DeJuan Wheat, Omar Lpez and James Penny.
Their debut is against the host, Atenas de Cordoba and then play Minas Tenis and finish against Quimsa.
source: www.fibaamericas.com.



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  SOUTH KOREA   


KBL Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Dongbu Promy - Daegu Orions 81-82
Dongbu Promy sensationally lost to Daegu Orions 81:82 on the second day of December. Hill Herbert (203-F-84, college: Providence) stepped up with 29 points and 10 boards for the winners and Heo Il-Young followed him with 14. Jones Jonathan ended up with 29 points and 10 boards in defeat.

SK Knights - KT&G Kites 60-66
SK Knights was beaten by KT&G Kites 60:66 in the first day of December. Daniels Chris (211-C-84) led the way with 26 points for the winners and Kim Jong-Hak scored 12. Moon Kyung-Eun had 14 points in defeat, while three other students notched 12 each.

KCC Egis - Samsung Th. 90-80
Johnson Ivan (203-C-84, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) nailed 33 points as his KCC Egis cruised past Samsung 90:80. Kang Byung-Hyun posted 20 and Ha Seung-Jin had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Leather Terrence ended up with 27 points and 11 rebounds for Seoul.

Mobis Phoebus - LG Sakers 82-95
Mobis Phoebus lost to LG Sakers 82:95 in the Regular Season Round 22 to drop at 13-6 record. Alexander Chris (216-C-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Stevenson Greg posted 22. Dunston Bryant produced 28 points and 10 caroms in the losing effort.



Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Mobis Phoebus 13-6 
 2. Sonic Boom KT 13-6 
 3. KCC Egis 13-7 
 4. Dongbu Promy 12-8 
 5. LG Sakers 12-9 
 6. Samsung Th. 10-8 
 7. SK Knights 7-13 
 8. KT&G Kites 6-12 
 9. Daegu Orions 6-12 
 10. ET Land B.Sl. 4-15 


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  SPAIN   


Bilbao, Gran Canaria and Valencia post wins in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
Valencia narrowly defeated Le Mans 74:73 in Group B thriller. The hosts were down by 7 points with just two minutes to go in regulation. Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) and Matt Nielsen (208-F/C-78) scored 4 freebies in a row to drag Valencia within 3. Rafael Martinez followed with a jumper and then Matt Nielsen went deadly from the stripe to win the game for the home team. Victor Claver (207-F/C-88) scored 15 points to lead the charge. Nando De Colo added 12 points for the winning team. Dewarick Spencer notched game-high 23 points for Le Mans in defeat.
Bizkaia Bilbao left not a single chance for Spartak Saint Petersburg battering those 85:62 for the second straight win. Marko Banic (204-F-84) notched 18 points to lead the way for the Basque team. Francisco Vazquez (190-G-74) added 15 points off the bench. James White unloaded 17 points for the visitors. Yegor Mescharakou finished with 11 points in the first loss for Spartak in Group E.
Gran Canaria 2014 held off Turow for the first win In Group G. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) tossed in 17 points, grabbed 7 boards and issued 4 assists to lead the Spaniards. James Augustine added 15 points and 7 boards in the victory. Gran Canaria won the first half by three points but Turow surged ahead at the start of the second part of the encounter. But the hosts quickly erased the deficit and surged ahead to post an 85:74 win at the end. Michael Wright had 25 points for Turow.
Unics celebrated a comfortable road win over Joventut 82:71 to stay undefeated in Group D. Unics dominated from start to finish and recorded a well-deserved success at the end. Kresimir Loncar tallied 24 points to pace the visitors. Vladimir Veremeenko and Marko Popovic (185-G-82, college: S.Idaho JC) added 16 points apiece in the victory. Clay Tucker (195-G-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) delivered 13 points before fouling out for the hosts.



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  SWEDEN   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Brandon MCKNIGHT
  Plannja
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. McKnight, Plannja20.5 
 2. Klaric, Eco Orebro20.3 
 3. Ringstrom, Gothia B.16.2 
 4. Mitchell, Solna16.2 
 5. Palm, Boras16.1 
 6. Sigurdarson, Sunds.16.1 
 7. Blom, 0816.0 
 8. Nystrom, Boras15.7 
 9. Carter, Gothia B.14.7 
 10. Walker, Sodertal.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Palm, Boras11.1 
 2. Ringstrom, Gothia B.10.5 
 3. Konare, Jamtland9.6 
 4. Akingbade, Jamtl.8.4 
 5. Spagrud, Sundsvall8.4 
 6. Akesson, Plannja8.3 
 7. Djordjic, Soder.8.2 
 8. Jonker, Sundsvall7.3 
 9. Jonzen, Uppsala7.1 
 10. Djuric, Uppsa.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mats LEVIN
  Sundsvall
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Levin, Sundsvall6.4 
 2. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.8 
 3. Mitchell, Solna5.7 
 4. Mbemba, Solna5.2 
 5. Grant, Norrkoping4.7 
 6. Chuk, Sodertalje4.6 
 7. McKnight, Plannja4.4 
 8. Larsson, Plannja4.1 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping4.0 
 10. Sigurdarson, Sun.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.9 
 2. Mbemba, Solna2.8 
 3. Chuk, Sodertalje2.7 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping2.7 
 5. McKnight, Plannja2.4 
 6. Hellgren, Jamtland2.2 
 7. Mitchell, Solna2.2 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping2.0 
 9. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.8 
 10. Crone, Sodertal.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (213-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.6 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.6 
 3. Palm, Boras1.5 
 4. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.3 
 5. Konare, Jamtland1.3 
 6. Drains, Norrkoping1.0 
 7. McNaull, Norrkoping1.0 
 8. Akesson, Plannja0.9 
 9. Spagrud, Sundsvall0.8 
 10. Okot,0.7 


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  SYRIA   


SBL Market News - by Mohammed Malas
- Al Jeish Army Damascus team management welcomed the new American center Christopher Garnett (211-C-80, college: Indiana SE) following his arrival to Damascus last Sunday to play with the team for the upcoming season.

Garnett is well known to the Syria when he was playing with Al Manama of Bahrain in The Arab Clubs Championship in Beirut, Lebanon last season, He also had the chance to appear in leagues in South Korea, Chile, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania & Domenican Republic.

- According to sources indie the team from Homs, Andrew Washington (191-G-84, agency: Liman Sports, college: Delaware) will be the new addtion to the roster of Al Karameh, The team is still looking for a forgein big man to complete the strength and level needed for the new season.

The American guard was ranked as the 2nd best scorer while his playing with CS Gaz Metan Medias in the Romanian Division A last season with 20.0 ppg, Uruguay and Holand were other stations in the player's career overseas.

- Al Ittihad Aleppo have finally found the siutable guy to invite him for tryouts in the team along with Marc Mazur (210-C-79, agency: Duran International, college: Detroit Mercy) and Chad Hendrick (197-G/F-79, college: Houston), The player called Michael Jones (206-F-82, college: Arkansas St.) and plays in the forward position and he's supposed to arrive yesterday.

The University of Arkansas graduate in 2005 was part of teams in Germany, Hungary and Switzerland....The player will be tried out during the games of Aleppo Tournament which is currently held in Aleppo City under the participation of 8 teams.


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  TOGO   


BEN - AFCCM Zone-III Qualifiers: Model pick first win, beat Pythons 67-63 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Model Basket Club of Togo Tuesday removed the toga of a none-performing team in the FIBA Africa Champions Club for Men Zone-III qualifiers with a 67-63 points win over NPA Pythons basketball club of Liberia.

The game which is the first win for the Togolese after losing her first two games to Ellan and ASPAC basketball clubs of Benin Republic leaves the Lome-based Model Basket Club side with a game against Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria on Thursday.

Pythons on the other hand have lost its second game of the qualifiers and may have had its hope of picking a final round ticket dashed as its two remaining games are against ASPAC of Benin on Thursday and Kano Pillars of Nigeria on Friday at the IRSP gymnase in Ouidah, Benin Republic.

Day-3 Results:

Ellan (BEN) 46-72 Kano Pillars (NGR)

NPA Pythons (LIB) 55-58 Model Club (TOG)

Day-4 Games Thursday (04-12-2009:

ASPAC (BEN) Vs NPA Pythons (LIB) 15.30Hour
Model Club (TOG) Vs Kano Pillars (NGR) 17.30Hour




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  TURKEY   


Two victories in three games for Turkish teams in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
Turk Telekom posted the first win in EuroCup season as they rolled past Charleroi in Ankara. Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) knocked down 25 points for Turk Telekom. Bekir Yarangume (198-F-79) added 24 points and 6 boards in the victory. Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU) answered with 19 points, 7 boards and 4 assists for Charleroi as they suffered the second defeat in a row. Turk Telekom stunned the Belgian outfit with a 16:1 start to the game. The dominance of the hosts was pretty obvious in the first half as they won it 48:24. Things hardly got easier for Charleroi in the second half. They trailed by 26 points heading into the fourth period. Turk Telekom maintained the pressure and drove to a comfortable win at the end.
Bonn fought desperately for the initial win in the EuroCup season but fell just short in Istanbul. Besiktas prevailed in overtime 102:98 improving at 1-1 record. Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) exploded with 35 points and 8 assists to lead the charge. Bonn looked the better side in the first half and earned a 46:39 lead at halftime. Bonn maintained the lead throughout the third stanza and headed into the fourth period down by 6 points. Mire Chatman ignited a 9:0 run late in regulation as Besiktas drew as close as 3 points from Bonn. He then followed with four points in a row levelling things up at 88 at the end of regulation. Mire Chatman unleashed 9 points in the extra frame and brought Besiktas the needed success. Muratcan Guler knocked down 19 points for Besiktas. Bryce Taylor (196-G-86, agency: Priority Sports) delivered 28 points for Bonn. Chris Ensminger had 22 points and 16 boards in defeat.
Galatasaray were tamed by Banca Tercas in Italy 87:95. Bobby Jones (201-F-84, college: Washington) was pivotal as he accounted for 21 points. Valerio Amoroso added 14 points and 6 boards for the winners. Michael Michael J Wilkinson (204-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Wisconsin) answered with 25 points and 7 boards for Galatasaray. Darius Washington (188-G-85, college: Memphis) finished with 23 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the loss. Teramo built a narrow 48:45 lead at the interval. The hosts pushed the tempo in the third frame and gradually cleared off to a 74:67 advantage. Galatasaray tried to save the day as Michael J Wilkinson and Darius Washington dragged the visitors within four with less than a minute to go. However Bobby Jones and Poeta were deadly from the stripe sealing the victory for the hosts.



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  UBA   


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


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  UKRAINE   


Jamahl Stokes and Dimitri Shevchenko join DniproAzot - by Eurobasket News
DniproAzot brought in some reinforcement. They landed Jamahl Stokes (206-C-83). The 26-year-old centre signed his first pro contract in Europe. Jamahl Stokes graduated from Valdosta State University back in 2008.
DniproAzot also signed a deal with Dimitri Shevchenko (197-F-85). The 24-year-old forward started the season in Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Last season he tallied 1.0 points per game for Dnipro in the previous season. Shevchenko was the member of the Ukrainian team that travelled to the World University Championship in Bangkok back in 2007.



Azovmash lose second in a row in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
Azovmash was unable to taste the first win in EuroCup season as they came up short against visiting ALBA. Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) scored 22 points including several late jumpers to seal the deal for the visitors. McElroy and Blagota Sekulic (209-F/C-82, agency: FCM) added 12 points apiece to pace the winners on top of Group A. Azovmash in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record. Azovmash were on fire in the opening frame as they unloaded 31 points to enjoy a 9-point lead at the first break. ALBA Berlin stopped the defensive bleeding in the second frame and cut the margin at one point at halftime 40:41. The teams stayed close throughout the third frame and Azovmash entered the fourth period ahead by just two points 58:56. But Julius Jenkins and Blagota Sekulic helped ALBA turned the tables in the fourth frame. The visitors made some crucial defensive stops late in regulation and snatched a narrow victory at the end. Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) responded with 22 points, 8 boards and 6 blocks for Azovmash. Ejike Ugboaja (204-F/C-85) had 20 points and 6 boards in the loss.


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Lasker Returns for Raiders - by Andy Webb
The Airwaves Plymouth Raiders are delighted to announce the re-signing of American Guard Andrew Lasker (188-G-82, college: Point Loma) for the remainder of the 2009/10 season. This follows the unfortunate news that Eric Flato will be leaving the team after suffering a career threatening leg injury.

Lasker is expected back in the city today, and will join up with his team mates at training tonight. He will be registered in time to play this Saturday against Everton (Plymouth Pavilions, event starts at 7.15pm).

Im really pleased to have him back in the Raiders fold, said Raiders head coach Gary Stronach. Hes a proven BBL player and will slot right back into our system. Hes been working out hard since the end of last season, and is eager to get back into game shape again.

Weve been in contact a number of times since Drew left at the end of last season, and when he heard that Eric was seriously injured, he spoke to me about coming back again. It means that our guard rotation from last year is back in place.

The move means that Raiders top scorer for the last 4 years is back in place with the team. In 2008/09, Lasker averaged 17 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2 assists and nearly 2 steals per game. Together with Anthony Martin, they formed the quickest back court in the league.

As Drew had not already been signed by another club, was available immediately and was keen to return to Raiders, it means that we were able to get the work permit and visa processed really quickly, said Raiders Chairman Bob Widdecombe. We are delighted to welcome Drew back to the Raiders and hopefully this will be the catalyst to spark the form that the team is capable of for the rest of the season. However, our thoughts are still with Eric and following a meeting with his consultant at Derriford this week, we understand that he will hopefully be having his third operation before Christmas. We all wish him well, especially with his period of recuperation.

Raiders face Everton Tigers on Saturday at the Plymouth Pavilions, and the news is that tickets are going quickly. Wed encourage fans to book tickets for Saturday quickly, added Widdecombe. This news is sure to spark a lot of interest throughout the city, and we expect a lot of people at the game.


TIGERS READY TO RAID PLYMOUTH - by George Manousidis
BBL Championship: Plymouth Raiders vs. Everton Tigers @ Plymouth Pavilions Sat 5th Dec 09: 7:30pm
Tony Garbelotto believes his side can take confidence into this weekends clash against Plymouth Raiders despite tasting defeat last weekend.
The Tigers were on the wrong end of an agonising six point defeat at the hands of reigning BBL Champions Newcastle Eagles last time out having led at half time.
Ahead of the trip to the south coast the Tigers boss has spent the last week instilling belief in his squad after they came so close to pulling off a memorable victory at the home of their arch rivals.
The Tigers can also draw inspiration from their previous visit earlier in the season to Devon when they won 102-81 thanks to an inspired 35 point haul from the in-form Jerome Gumbs.
The Raiders have had a far from ideal start to their season, and have lost forward James Noel and influential American Eric Flato to injury.
They currently sit rock bottom of the BBL Championship Table with only one win a 96-95 overtime triumph over Newcastle Eagles, in the ten games of the campaign to date.
Everton boss Tony Garbelotto is still well aware of the threat that Plymouth will carry:
It is always tough playing against Plymouth in Plymouth. I have said this many times before, they have a great home court and it is a place that I love to coach at.
Gary Stronach has probably had the worst luck of any coach this season; but I know he will work through it.
We played well last time and also had the advantage that they played the night before. We will not have that this time, so I am expecting a tough game'
Gary has a balanced attack which has excellent strength inside with Florentino Valencia, Matthew Hillary and Anthony Rowe. Anthony Martin provides straight line speed and this will always cause problems.
Tickets are still available for the Tigers next home game at the Greenbank Sports Academy against MK Lions on 11th December by calling 0151 280 7757.



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  URUGUAY   


Lamonte netted 41 for Aguada - by Hector Lopez
Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey), the best scorer for the Uruguayan League, netted 41 points for Aguada beating Malvin 109-106 for the 21 th round. Lamonte had 2/1 on three point shos, 14/13 for two points and 12/12 for free throws, with 5 rebounds, 4 blocks and 5 assists. Also for Aguada Jessan Gray (208-F-84, agency: Beggs and Lane, college: Iowa St.) scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Xavier) netted 30 points for Malvin with 8 assists and Jermaine Watson (193-G-81, college: Boston Coll.) 8 points. Other results:
Defensor Sporting 95 - Dillon Sneed (203-C-84, agency: Lanshire Group, college: E.Tenn.St.) 20 points 7 rebounds, Robby Collum (185-G-81, college: W.Michigan) 14 points 5 rebounds 3 assists
Anastasia 76 - Marcus Elliott (191-G-84, college: Louisiana Tech) 23 points 5 rebounds 1 blcok 2 assists, Kojo Mensah (185-G-85, college: Duquesne) 20 points 6 rebounds 5 assists, Jeffrey Simpson (204-C-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: N.Texas) 16 points 11 rebounds 4 blocks.
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Sayago 122 - John Huggins (188-G-82, college: Amer.Internat.) 32 points, Terrence Shelman (198-F-78) 24 points 7 rebounds 5 blocks, 'Pop' Thornton (201-F-74, college: W.Kentucky) 31 points 14 rebounds 3 assists
Tabare 116 - Robert McKiver (191-G-84, college: Houston) 36 points 3 rebpunds 6 assists, Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Mississippi St.) 25 points 13 rebounds 1 block 2 assists
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Bigua 95 - Dwight Burke (203-F-86, college: Marquette) 18 points 9 rebounds 3 assists, Nick Billings (214-C-82, college: Binghamton) 17 points 8 rebounds 3 blocks.
Hebraica 92 - Michael Gale (193-G-82, college: Centenary) 25 points 6 rebounds, 4 assists, Nathan Green (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.) 21 points 4 rebounds 1 block
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Union Atletica 74 - Arthur Long (206-F/C-73, college: Cincinnati) 19 points 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, Tarrie Monroe (202-F-77, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Lewis) 17 points 9 rebounds
Ferro Carril 66 - Tyler Hughes (211-F-84, college: Kansas St.) 14 poiunts 9 rebounds, 3 assists, Curtis Marshall (196-G/F-83, college: Texas Tech) 11 points 3 rebounds 1 block, Onye Ibekwe (203-F-84, college: Long Beach St.) 4 points 7 rebounds
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Cader 110 - Alex Galindo (198-F-85, college: Florida Intern.) 39 points 9 rebounds 5 assists, Jamar Nutter (188-G-84, college: Seton Hall) 28 points 5 rebounds, Jermaine Griffin (206-C-86, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Texas Arlington) 22 points 12 rebounds
Cordon 106 - Ryan Blankson (201-F-80, college: Loyola, IL) 33 points 12 rebounds, Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, agency: GOTathletes, college: Gardner-Webb) 28 points 3 rebounds 3 assists.
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Olimpia 80 - Reque Newsome (203-C-81, college: S.Indiana) 17 points 6 rebounds 2 blocks, Quincy Wadley (193-G-78, agency: Liman Sports, college: Temple) 18 points 7 rebounds 1 block 3 assists, Jeff McMillan (203-F-80, college: USC) 3 points 11 rebounds 2 blocks
Bohemios - Tommie Liddell (193-G-85, college: St.Louis) 38 points 6 rebounds 1 block, Marcus King-Stockton (206-F-85, college: Colorado) 7 points 18 rebounds 3 blocks
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Atenas 90 - Pablo Clerici (195-F-78) 30 points, Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky) 10 points 9 rebounds 7 blocks.
Trouville 78 - Gordon James (198-F-79, college: Bridgeport) 19 points 4 rebounds, Marques Lewis (203-F-83, college: UAB) 18 points 5 rebounds 1 block
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Standings - LUB
LUB Standings
 1. Defensor 17-4 
 2. Atenas 14-7 
 3. Malvin 13-8 
 4. Un.Atletica 12-9 
 5. Sayago 12-10 
 6. Anastasia 11-10 
 7. Bigua 11-10 
 8. Aguada 11-10 
 9. Cordon 11-10 
 10. Hebraica 10-11 
 11. Olimpia 9-12 
 12. Trouville 8-13 
 13. Ferro Carril 8-13 
 14. Cader 7-14 
 15. Bohemios 7-14 
 16. Tabare 6-15 




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Women News

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  BELGIUM - Women  


D1, Round 11: Tenth win for No.1 Sint Kateline - by Eurobasket News
Dexia went to Point Chaud's home court and came away with 60-65 win on the night. Visiting team managed to recover from poor second quarter during which they scored only 5 points and as result they were trailing 34-25. Thanks to significantly better second half, Dexia players were able to secure the win in the end. Oksana Agabalova (186-F-73) led the way for Dexia with game high 22 points, while Stephanie Dubuc (175-F/G-85, agency: LBM Management) added 15. For hosts, Daphne Theunissen (189-F/C-85, agency: LBM Management) had 18 points.
Waregem got 21 point effort from Nele Deyaert (186-F-79) on their way to 79-64 win over Spirou. Tamara Van Respaille (186-C-77) added 12, while Anne-Sophie De Bondt (184-F/C-92) and Liza Biebuyck (163-G-93) added 11 points each for hosts. On the other side, Sarah Signore (175-F-88) had 22 points.
Sint Katleine had an easy job against DBC Hounthalen, winning the game 73-99. Sofie Hendrickx (186-F/C-86) led the way for visiting team with 24 points and 9 rebounds. She received support from Melissa Dennett (188-F-83, college: Colorado St.) who added 19 and Miente Celus who finished the game with 12 points. For DBC Houthalen, Karen Bartholomeus (183-F-81) and Annelies Blommaers (176-F-83) had 18 and 17 points respectively.
Jeugd Gentson overcame BBC Kangoeroes 59-63 thank to great play of Eva Verhofstadt (176-F-86) and Anne-Sophie Strubbe (184-F-90) who scored 19 and 18 points in the game. For BBC Kangoeroes, only two players reached double digits and they were Eveline Decroos (184-F-84) and Lynn Delvaux (182-F-93) who had 12 points apiece.
Ieper hosted Namur and recorded 79-65 win behind 27 point and 10 rebounds effort by Emma Meeseman. For Namur, Candice Brus (190-C-76) also had double dobule of 14 points and 12 rebounds but that was not enough for her team to avoid loss.


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  CHINA - Women  


U16 China celebrates another win, U16 India scoreless in the second quarter - by Eurobasket News
U16 China - U16 India 108-37

China grabbed valuable win against India in Day 2 of U16 FIBA Asia Championship. Both teams were successful in Day 1, meaning that China stays on top of Group A with the perfect score. The hosts fell to 1-1. Mengxin Sun led the winners in scoring with 16 points. Meng Li and Xi Yang had 15, while Liting Zhang added 14 pts. On the other side, India got 11 points from Ranjeeta Kaur.
China was in charge all the time in this game. India was not able to avoid this huge loss as China simply was better in all basketball elements. After ten minutes of play, Mengxin Sun and her teammates held comfortable 29-15 lead. Than India faced with real fiasco. China intensified defense and India was not able to score any single point for the entire second quarter. At the same time, China drained 35 and all after that was just the formality.
In Day 3, China will meet Philippines. India will take on Chinese Taipei.

China: Mengxin Sun 16, Meng Li 15, Xi Yang 15, Liting Zhang 14
India: Ranjeeta Kaur 11


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  COCABA CHAMPIONSHIPS - Women  


COCABA Championship. Day1 - by Eurobasket News
Mexico - El Salvador 75:59
Mexico started their COCABA Championship campaign with victory. Mexico overcame EL Salvador for the initial win in Coban, Guatemala. The competition serves as the qualifier event for the 2010 Centrobasket Championship. Two top teams will advance to the Centrobasket tourney.
Mexico got the initiative right from the start. They knocked down 23 points in the opening frame to earn a 10-point lead at the first break. El Salvador struggled to slow down Mexico defensively. El Salvador trailed by 19 points at halftime. Mexico continued to keep the pressure high in the third term. They piled up a 60:36 lead with one quarter remaining. El Salvador finally managed to take some breathing space in the fourth frame as they won it by 8 points. But the success had little impact on the final outcome as Mexico coasted to the debut win in Coban.
Zazil Salman (C-86) scored 17 points to lead Mexico. Abril Garcia (190-F/C-81, college: ORU) added 13 points, while Lorena Camacho had 12 points for the winners. Amalia Velasquez responded with game-high 22 points, 6 boards and 6 steals for El Salvador. Veronica Sosa finished with 9 points in defeat.

Mexico: Zazil Salman 17, Abril Garcia 13, Lorena Camacho 12
El Salvador: Amalia Velasquez 22, Veronica Sosa 9

Guatemala - Nicaragua 69:65
Guatemala celebrated a tough win over Nicaragua at the start of the COCABA Championship. The tournament is held in the Guatemalan city of Coban. Five teams are playing in round-robin format for two spots available at the 2010 Centrobasket Championship.
The hosts rushed ahead in the opening frame. They fired 26 points in the quarter to enjoy a 10-point lead at the first break. Honduras however gradually adjusted their defensive schemes and slowed down the home team. Guatemala on the other hand did not allow their opponents to trim the deficit as they were up by 11 points at the interval. Honduras burst out in the third frame. They poured in 20 points and cut the distance to just 5 points with one quarter remaining. Honduras remained hopeful till the final seconds. They outscored Guatemala in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss at the end. Blanca Amado (80) fired game-high 27 points to lead the defending champions. Alma Lopez contributed 12 points and 9 steals for Guatemala. Jani Martinez answered with 22 points and 9 boards for Nicaragua. Danalid Jackson (69) had 18 points and 11 steals in defeat.

Guatemala: Blanca Amado 27, Alma Lopez 12, Ligia Del Valle (88) 7
Nicaragua: Jani Martinez 22, Danalid Jackson 18+11 steals



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  CROATIA - Women  


Gospic tastes the initial victory in Euroleague - by Eurobasket News
Gospic - Villeneuve 85:63

More than 1000 spectators came to support the local Gospic that tasted the initial victory in Euroleague. The Croatian team overcame Villeneuve 85:63 to tie them at 1-5 record on the bottom of the group.
The hosts were too good from the start and opened the game with 11 consecutive points. Bertal scored the first points for the guests and Augustine later made it 21:4. Ivezic closed the quarter as Gospic had 35:11 massive advantage. The Croatian team continued to keep the high tempo and posted 18 points in the second period. Ivana Jurcevic (174-G-81) brought 46:19 and Papamichail sent the teams to the lockers for 53:25. Carla Thomas (191-F/C-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Vanderbilt) opened the third period with a three-pointer, while Emilie Gomis (180-G-83) made thirty points difference at 58:28. Carla Thomas nailed another one for 70:43 and another shot from the arc gave the hosts 73:43. Cata-Chitiga closed the third period at 73:45 as it became clear about the winner in the game. Villeneuve however managed to win the last period 18-12 to reduce the gap a bit in the game. Anda Jelavic (175-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) was the last to score in the game for the final 85:63 win.
Anda Jelavic top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 9 assists. Carla Thomas followed her with 17 and Ivana Jurcevic posted 15. Emilie Gomis delivered 15 in defeat and Jolene Anderson (173-G-86, college: Wisconsin) added 14.

Gospic: Anda Jelavic 19+9 asts, Carla Thomas 17, Ivana Jurcevic 15
Villeneuve: Emilie Gomis 15, Jolene Anderson 14


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  EL SALVADOR - Women  


Mexico open COCABA tournament win victory - by Eurobasket News
Mexico - El Salvador 75:59
Mexico started their COCABA Championship campaign with victory. Mexico overcame EL Salvador for the initial win in Coban, Guatemala. The competition serves as the qualifier event for the 2010 Centrobasket Championship. Two top teams will advance to the Centrobasket tourney.
Mexico got the initiative right from the start. They knocked down 23 points in the opening frame to earn a 10-point lead at the first break. El Salvador struggled to slow down Mexico defensively. El Salvador trailed by 19 points at halftime. Mexico continued to keep the pressure high in the third term. They piled up a 60:36 lead with one quarter remaining. El Salvador finally managed to take some breathing space in the fourth frame as they won it by 8 points. But the success had little impact on the final outcome as Mexico coasted to the debut win in Coban.
Zazil Salman (C-86) scored 17 points to lead Mexico. Abril Garcia (190-F/C-81, college: ORU) added 13 points, while Lorena Camacho had 12 points for the winners. Amalia Velasquez responded with game-high 22 points, 6 boards and 6 steals for El Salvador. Veronica Sosa finished with 9 points in defeat.

Mexico: Zazil Salman 17, Abril Garcia 13, Lorena Camacho 12
El Salvador: Amalia Velasquez 22, Veronica Sosa 9



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  EUROCUP - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anastasia PIMENOVA
  Chevakata
  (180-F-81)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Pimenova, Cheva.24.7 
 2. Williams, Mondeville24.0 
 3. Champion, CAB M.23.3 
 4. Villarroel, Sierre22.7 
 5. Sales, Besiktas22.5 
 6. Warburton, Gran C.22.3 
 7. Kuzina, Dynamo M.22.0 
 8. Milovanovic, ICIM A.21.7 
 9. Fleischer, Dexia21.0 
 10. Johnson, EBE.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jennifer FLEISCHER
  Dexia
  (195-C-84)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Fleischer, Dexia12.7 
 2. Snow, Dynamo K.12.7 
 3. Maksimovic, Zeljezni.12.3 
 4. Little, AEL12.3 
 5. Gidden, Sf. G.11.7 
 6. Santos, AD Vagos11.7 
 7. Kuzina, Dynamo M.11.0 
 8. Carter, CCC P.10.3 
 9. Henry, Gran Canaria10.0 
 10. Vodopiyanova, Dynamo.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Erica WHITE
  Hapoel T-A
  (160-G-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. White, Hapoel T-A9.0 
 2. Szymanska-L., Dex.8.0 
 3. Aubert, Mondeville8.0 
 4. Zoll, Botas7.5 
 5. Sytnyak, Dynamo M.6.0 
 6. Reid, Hatis Yerevan5.3 
 7. Snytsina, Nadezhda.5.0 
 8. Keyru, Dynamo M.4.7 
 9. Cakic, Sibenik4.7 
 10. Delmis, SEAT.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nykesha SALES
  Besiktas
  (183-F/G-76)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Sales, Besiktas5.5 
 2. Doron, Targoviste4.3 
 3. Zoll, Botas4.0 
 4. Dubrovina, Dnipro3.7 
 5. Williams, Dnipro3.7 
 6. Vulic, Hatis Yerevan3.3 
 7. Rasmussen, Sf. G.3.3 
 8. Jinks, Lattes M.3.3 
 9. Reid, Hatis Yerevan3.3 
 10. Gladden, Energa.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.0 
 2. Ivankovic, Sibenik2.3 
 3. Snow, Dynamo K.2.0 
 4. Sowinski, CAB M.2.0 
 5. Saregkou, Athin.1.7 
 6. Razmaite, Sierre1.7 
 7. Dacic, Besiktas1.7 
 8. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.7 
 9. Gidden, Sf. G.1.7 
 10. Burgin, Dun.1.5 


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


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Diana TAURASI
  Spartak V MR
  (182-F/G-82)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Taurasi, Spartak .22.4 
 2. McCoughtry, Dobri A.20.3 
 3. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli19.3 
 4. Milton-Jones, Ros C.19.0 
 5. Brunson, Taranto18.2 
 6. Weaver, TTT Riga17.8 
 7. Burse, TS Wi.17.7 
 8. Young, Galatasaray17.6 
 9. Jelavic, Gospic17.5 
 10. Montgomery, TEO.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Janell BURSE
  TS Wisla Can-Pak
  (197-C-79)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Burse, TS Wi.12.8 
 2. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli10.3 
 3. Brunson, Taranto10.0 
 4. Lyttle, Perfumer.9.3 
 5. Yilmaz, Fenerbahce9.2 
 6. Godin, Taranto9.0 
 7. Langhorne, Rivas E.8.7 
 8. Kraayveld, USK P.8.3 
 9. Frohlich, Dobri A.8.3 
 10. Anderson, Villeneu.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dalma IVANYI
  MiZo Pecs
  (178-G-76)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs6.8 
 2. Bermejo, Rivas E.6.3 
 3. Jelavic, Gospic5.8 
 4. Vardarli, Fener.5.6 
 5. Fernandez, TS Wi.5.3 
 6. Pondexter, UMMC5.0 
 7. Cohen, TS Wi.4.5 
 8. Ratkaine, MKB E.4.5 
 9. Richards, Gorzow4.2 
 10. Lepron, Tarb.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa WILLIS
  TTT Riga
  (183-G/F-84)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Willis, TTT Riga4.3 
 2. McCoughtry, Dobri A.3.3 
 3. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs3.0 
 4. Vardarli, Fener.3.0 
 5. Horakova, Frisco S.2.8 
 6. Perkins, Galatasa.2.8 
 7. Milovanovic, MKB E.2.7 
 8. Powell, Fenerbahce2.6 
 9. Greco, Taranto2.5 
 10. Jelavic, Gosp.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Candice DUPREE
  Dobri Anjeli
  (188-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli2.0 
 2. McCarville, Spart.1.6 
 3. Christon, Lotos G.1.5 
 4. Burse, TS Wi.1.5 
 5. Comfort, Villeneuve1.5 
 6. Lisina, Dobri Anjeli1.3 
 7. Stepanova, UMMC1.2 
 8. Sipaviciute, Szeged1.2 
 9. Podkovalniko., Perfum.1.2 
 10. De Souza, Ros.1.2 


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


Euroleague Round: 6 (Qualifying Round) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
TTT Riga - Ros Casares 54-78
Ros Casares improved to 5-1 record as they overcame TTT Riga in the Qualifying Round Round 6. The Spainish powerhouse celebarted 78:54 road win on the second day of December. Rebekka Hammon (168-G-77, college: Colorado St.) stepped up with 18 points, Montanana Anna nailed 13 and Milton-Jones Delisha posted 12. Brumermane Aija delivered 13 points for the home side.

TEO Vilnius - UMMC 37-86
UMMC destroys the Baltic side in Vilnius for 5-1 record in Group A in EuroLeague. The Russian team smashed TEO 86:37 in the first game of the Qualifying Round Round 6. Svetlana Abrosimova (185-F-80, college: Connecticut) and Gruda Sandrine paced all the winners with 15 points each, while Stepanova Maria netted 12. Bjelica Milka delivered 11 in defeat and Rinkeviciute Aurime scored 9.

Group B
TS Wisla Can-Pak - Perfumerias 62-58
Wnen in the start of the Euroleague 2009/2010 round 1 Wisla Can-Pack Krakow that joined EuroLeague only due to CSKA's bankruptcy won the opener of the season, everyboy excepted that as an upset. The Polish side overcame Perfumerias in Spain 65:60 for the first victory. Tonight the Polish side proved it more time that they are the favorites of Group B beating Perfumerias 62:58. Trailing 5 points at the halftime, the hosts produced 21-14 in the last period for the 6th win. Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) paced all the winners with 19 points, whilst Cohen Liron and Burse Janell added 16 each. Willingham Le'Coe finished the night with 14 points for the Spanish side.

Gospic - Villeneuve 85-63
More than 1000 spectators came to support the local Gospic that tasted the initial victory in Euroleague. The Croatian team overcame Villeneuve 85:63 to tie them at 1-5 record on the bottom of the group. Anda Jelavic (175-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 9 assists. Thomas Carla followed her with 17 and Jurcevic Ivana posted 15. Gomis Emilie delivered 15 in defeat and Anderson Jolene added 14.

Group C
USK Praha - Bourges 70-47
USK Praha took the second spot in Group C as they improved to 4-2 record after the win on Tuesday. The team from Czech Republic overcame Bourges 70:47 as Prague blew open a close game in the third quarter. Lindsay Whalen (173-G-82, college: Minnesota) was responsible for the winners with 18 points, whilst Kraayveld Cathrine and Kireta Sonja nailed 10 apiece. Burgrova Ilona ended up with 9 points in the losing effort.

Dobri Anjeli - MKB Eurol. 75-58
Dobri Anjeli tied their record at 3-3 in Group C of Euroleague beating MKB Euroleasing at home. The Slovakian side celebrated 75:58 victory with 21-17 in the start. The hosts won also the last period 17-8 to triumph in the game. Angel McCoughtry (185-F-86, college: Louisville) stepped up with 24 points for the winners and Dupree Candice collected 16 points and 11 rebounds. Milovanovic Jelena finished the night with 17 points for the visiting side.

Gorzow - Rivas Ecopolis 79-82
Rivas Ecopolis jumped to 6-0 record on top of Group C as they won over Gorzow. The Spanish outfit remained undefeated after thr trip to Poland bringing 82:79 win from there. Anna Cruz (172-G-86) paced all the winners with 19 points, while Bermejo Clara, Dubljevic Jelena and Joens Catherine had 15 each. Dureika Yuliya and Spencer Sidney brought 17 points apiece for the hosts.

Group D
Frisco Sika - Spartak V MR 65-82
Spartak Moscow Region won the top game of Group D by beating Frisco Sika Brno for the second time this season. Pokey Chatman 's team needed just over five minutes to claim a 15-2 lead to finish with 82:65 victory. Taurasi Diana led the way with 23 points and Fowles Sylvia followed her with 18. Horakova Hana delivered 16 points for the home side.

Szeged - Tarbes 82-66
Szeviep Szeged finally won a game in the EuroLeague Women as they edged the French outfit. The Hungarian side rolled over Tarbes 82:66 for 1-4 record, while Tarbes fell at 1-5. Vaida Sipaviciute (193-C-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Syracuse) chipped in 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, while Laczi Edit netted 14. Eldebrink Frida finished the night with 21 points in the losing effort and Arrondo Isis posted 14.



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  FINLAND - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Espoo Team 10-2 
 2. Catz 10-2 
 3. PeKa 9-3 
 4. Huima 8-5 
 5. S-Hameenmaa 4-8 
 6. HoNsU 4-9 
 7. FoA 2-10 
 8. Keravan 2-10 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Rene HAYNES
  FoA
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Haynes, FoA22.1 
 2. Jones, PeKa21.9 
 3. Freeman, S-Hameen.21.5 
 4. Lee, PeKa19.8 
 5. Robinson, Huima19.0 
 6. Pounds, HoNsU18.9 
 7. Marlow, S-Hameen.18.8 
 8. Johnson, HoNsU17.8 
 9. Bailey, FoA17.7 
 10. Rinta, Espoo Te.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shanika FREEMAN
  S-Hameenmaa
  (183-F/C-83)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Freeman, S-Hameen.14.9 
 2. Robinson, Huima14.3 
 3. Johnson, HoNsU13.8 
 4. Jones, PeKa11.4 
 5. Green, PeKa10.3 
 6. Haynes, Espoo Team10.3 
 7. Nyman, PeKa9.5 
 8. Solovyeva, Catz9.4 
 9. Jahilo, FoA9.3 
 10. Reshetko, Ca.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 4
 1. Robinson, Huima4.0 
 2. Snelgro, HoNsU3.9 
 3. Kesanen, Catz3.6 
 4. Green, PeKa2.8 
 5. Haynes, FoA2.7 
 6. Piipari, Catz2.7 
 7. Rinta, Espoo Team2.6 
 8. Pounds, HoNsU2.3 
 9. Bailey, FoA2.3 
 10. Pekkarinen, Hui.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa LEE
  PeKa
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lee, PeKa3.0 
 2. Haynes, FoA2.9 
 3. Green, PeKa2.9 
 4. Snelgro, HoNsU2.5 
 5. Robinson, Huima2.5 
 6. Reshetko, Catz2.4 
 7. Bailey, FoA2.4 
 8. Jones, PeKa2.3 
 9. Kesanen, Catz2.3 
 10. Johnson, HoN.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jesyka BURKS-WILEY
  PeKa
  (185-F-87)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Burks-Wiley, PeKa1.3 
 2. Kesanen, S-Hameen.0.5 
 3. Bailey, FoA0.5 
 4. Holtta, Espoo Team0.4 
 5. Green, PeKa0.4 
 6. Lee, PeKa0.4 
 7. Haynes, FoA0.4 
 8. Lehtoranta, S-Hameen.0.3 
 9. Juka, HoNsU0.3 
 10. Koponen, Kerava0.3 


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  FRANCE - Women  


Gospic tastes the initial victory in Euroleague - by Eurobasket News
Gospic - Villeneuve 85:63

More than 1000 spectators came to support the local Gospic that tasted the initial victory in Euroleague. The Croatian team overcame Villeneuve 85:63 to tie them at 1-5 record on the bottom of the group.
The hosts were too good from the start and opened the game with 11 consecutive points. Bertal scored the first points for the guests and Augustine later made it 21:4. Ivezic closed the quarter as Gospic had 35:11 massive advantage. The Croatian team continued to keep the high tempo and posted 18 points in the second period. Ivana Jurcevic (174-G-81) brought 46:19 and Papamichail sent the teams to the lockers for 53:25. Carla Thomas (191-F/C-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Vanderbilt) opened the third period with a three-pointer, while Emilie Gomis (180-G-83) made thirty points difference at 58:28. Carla Thomas nailed another one for 70:43 and another shot from the arc gave the hosts 73:43. Cata-Chitiga closed the third period at 73:45 as it became clear about the winner in the game. Villeneuve however managed to win the last period 18-12 to reduce the gap a bit in the game. Anda Jelavic (175-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) was the last to score in the game for the final 85:63 win.
Anda Jelavic top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 9 assists. Carla Thomas followed her with 17 and Ivana Jurcevic posted 15. Emilie Gomis delivered 15 in defeat and Jolene Anderson (173-G-86, college: Wisconsin) added 14.

Gospic: Anda Jelavic 19+9 asts, Carla Thomas 17, Ivana Jurcevic 15
Villeneuve: Emilie Gomis 15, Jolene Anderson 14


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  GUATEMALA - Women  


Guatemala hold off Nicaragua in COCABA opener - by Eurobasket News
Guatemala - Nicaragua 69:65

Guatemala celebrated a tough win over Nicaragua at the start of the COCABA Championship. The tournament is held in the Guatemalan city of Coban. Five teams are playing in round-robin format for two spots available at the 2010 Centrobasket Championship.
The hosts rushed ahead in the opening frame. They fired 26 points in the quarter to enjoy a 10-point lead at the first break. Honduras however gradually adjusted their defensive schemes and slowed down the home team. Guatemala on the other hand did not allow their opponents to trim the deficit as they were up by 11 points at the interval. Honduras burst out in the third frame. They poured in 20 points and cut the distance to just 5 points with one quarter remaining. Honduras remained hopeful till the final seconds. They outscored Guatemala in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss at the end. Blanca Amado (80) fired game-high 27 points to lead the defending champions. Alma Lopez contributed 12 points and 9 steals for Guatemala. Jani Martinez answered with 22 points and 9 boards for Nicaragua. Danalid Jackson (69) had 18 points and 11 steals in defeat.

Guatemala: Blanca Amado 27, Alma Lopez 12, Ligia Del Valle (88) 7
Nicaragua: Jani Martinez 22, Danalid Jackson 18+11 steals



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  HONG KONG - Women  


U16 Chinese Taipei destroys U16 Hong Kong in Pune - by Eurobasket News
U16 Hong Kong - U16 Chinese Taipei 34-106

Chinese Taipei continued with great performance on U16 FIBA Asia Championship. After victory in Day 1 against Singapore, Chinese Taipei had an easy job once again beating Hong Kong with huge 34-106. That means that the winners jumped to 2-0 in Group A, while Hong Kong fell to 0-2. Yu-Ting Lin top-scored in victory with 18 points. Wei-Lin Wang had 17 and Chi-Fang Chang netted one point less. In defeat, Sum Yee Wu delivered 12 pts.
Chinese Taipei dominated in this game from the tip off. After 10 minutes of play it was already clear that Yu-Ting Lin and her teams will register another easy win in Pune. After first quarter the score was 7-23. Until the half time Chinese Taipei drained 34 more pointes, limiting Hong Kong on 9. And nothing has changed after that. Chinese Taipei dominated in all basketball elements until the final buzzer, where the score stood at 34-106.
In Day 3, Chinese Taipei will meet India. Hong Kong will take on Singapore and will try to register the first win on this event. Singapore also has 0-2 so far.

Hong Kong: Sum Yee Wu 12
Chinese Taipei: Yu-Ting Lin 18, Wei-Lin Wang 17, Chi-Fang Chang 15


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  HUNGARY - Women  


Division A: MiZo crushes MKB Euroleasing, becomes the only perfect team after 10 rounds - by Eurobasket News
Szeged - SEAT Lami 91-58
Szeged demonstrated impressive performance registering huge 91-58 win against SEAT Lami for 9-1 score in Hungarian top division. Iva Ciglar (170-G-85) led the hosts with 19, Bernadett Nemeth (173-G-80) scored 16 and Edit Laczi added 13 points. In SEAT Lami (9-2), Hajdana Radunovic delivered 17 pts.

Cegledi EKK - Szolnok 63-84
Szolnok grabbed 63-84 road win against the last ranked Cegledi improving to 3-8. Zita Sonyak (180-G-85) was a key player in victory with 20, while Rita Hegedus (193-F-78) followed her with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Tanja Licina collected 25 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts.

BEAC - ZTE 60-90
ZTE trashed BEAC on the road jumping to 5-5. Irina Crasnoscioc (192-F-81, agency: LBM Management) was very close to triple-double in this victory: 23 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Tunde Czukor (181-F-84) and Monika Bukovszki netted 18 pts each. Judit Horvath and Kata Csicsai had 12 pts each in defeat.

Bajai NKK - Vasas-Csata 66-72
4-5 for Vasas-Csata and 1-10 for Bajai NKK after this game. Timea Czank (176-G-86) was a key player in victory collecting 28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Gina Szepsi (175-G-85) answered with 25 points in loss.

Atomeromu - BSE 61-86
BSE grabbed this one mostly owing to Daniela Varda (195-C-74), who drained 23 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. Orsolya Zsovar (182-G/F-84) followed her with 18 pts. In Atomeromu, Bettina Bozoki netted 19 pts.

MKB Eurol. - MiZo Pecs 66-71
MiZo Pecs celebrated in big derby handing the first loss this season to MKB Euroleasing. It means that MiZo becomes the only unbeaten team in Hungarian top division after 10 rounds. Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) led the guests with 16, while Dalma Ivanyi (178-G-76, college: Florida Intern.) and Anna Vajda added 11 pts each. Amber Holt had 15 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts.


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Anna VAJDA
  MiZo Pecs
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Vajda, MiZo Pecs19.1 
 2. Radunovic, SEAT L.18.2 
 3. Bozoki, Atomeromu16.7 
 4. Szlimak, BSE16.1 
 5. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs16.0 
 6. Czank, Vasas-Csata15.4 
 7. Crasnoscioc, ZTE15.4 
 8. Balint, Atomeromu15.2 
 9. Licina, Cegledi EKK14.5 
 10. Rasheed, Z.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anna VAJDA
  MiZo Pecs
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Vajda, MiZo Pecs9.0 
 2. Budimir, Bajai NKK8.1 
 3. Licina, Cegledi EKK8.0 
 4. Zherzherunov., Sze.7.2 
 5. Keller, SEAT L.7.1 
 6. Sipaviciute, Szeged6.9 
 7. Szelesy, ZTE6.6 
 8. Fejes, Vasas-Csata6.4 
 9. Crasnoscioc, ZTE6.4 
 10. Farkasinszki, Szoln.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dalma IVANYI
  MiZo Pecs
  (178-G-76)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs5.8 
 2. Darida, Szolnok5.3 
 3. Pungor, Atomeromu4.3 
 4. Englert, SEAT L.4.0 
 5. Djelmis, SEAT L.3.8 
 6. Iva, Szeged3.5 
 7. Furesz, SEAT L.3.4 
 8. Ratkaine, MKB E.3.4 
 9. Kocsis, BSE3.4 
 10. Laczi, Szeg.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Monika BUKOVSZKI
  ZTE
  (171-G-79)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Bukovszki, ZTE4.2 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs3.9 
 3. Pungor, Atomeromu3.6 
 4. Horvath, Szeged3.5 
 5. Laczi, Szeged3.1 
 6. Kocsis, BSE3.0 
 7. Czank, Vasas-Csata3.0 
 8. Hadarics, MKB E.2.9 
 9. Furesz, Szeged2.9 
 10. Vajda, MiZo Pe.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna VAJDA
  MiZo Pecs
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Vajda, MiZo Pecs1.4 
 2. Fejes, Vasas-Csata1.2 
 3. Ievtushenko, Atome.1.1 
 4. Zherzherunov., Sze.0.9 
 5. Szlimak, BSE0.8 
 6. Crasnoscioc, ZTE0.7 
 7. Budimir, Bajai NKK0.7 
 8. Varda, BSE0.7 
 9. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.7 
 10. Czukor, Z.0.6 


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  INDIA - Women  


U16 China celebrates another win, U16 India scoreless in the second quarter - by Eurobasket News
U16 China - U16 India 108-37

China grabbed valuable win against India in Day 2 of U16 FIBA Asia Championship. Both teams were successful in Day 1, meaning that China stays on top of Group A with the perfect score. The hosts fell to 1-1. Mengxin Sun led the winners in scoring with 16 points. Meng Li and Xi Yang had 15, while Liting Zhang added 14 pts. On the other side, India got 11 points from Ranjeeta Kaur.
China was in charge all the time in this game. India was not able to avoid this huge loss as China simply was better in all basketball elements. After ten minutes of play, Mengxin Sun and her teammates held comfortable 29-15 lead. Than India faced with real fiasco. China intensified defense and India was not able to score any single point for the entire second quarter. At the same time, China drained 35 and all after that was just the formality.
In Day 3, China will meet Philippines. India will take on Chinese Taipei.

China: Mengxin Sun 16, Meng Li 15, Xi Yang 15, Liting Zhang 14
India: Ranjeeta Kaur 11


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  ISRAEL - Women  


Wisla and Liron Cohen won again !!! - by Gil Goshen


Wisla Can-Pack Krakow continues her unbeaten start in the campaign.
The Israeli National point guard Liron Cohen ( played 38 minutes and had 40% from the 3 points ). and her team continue to astonish the Euroleague consider the fact they are playing in the Euroleague just because C.S.KA.
Wisla won vs. Halcon Avenida 62:58 and they are now 6:0 !!!!

For Wisla:
Liron Cohen 16 points, 4 rbs, 3 ast.
M. Fernandez 19 points, 4 rbs, 3 ast.
J. Burse 16 points, 12 rbs, 4 ast.
I. Castro Marques 9 points, 2 rbs

For Halcon Avenida:
Sanchez 10 points,
L. Willingham 14 points, 8 rbs.
S. Lyttle 12 points, 8 rbs.
O. Podkovalikova 10 points and 7 rbs.

Next week Wisla will play vs, MiZo Pecs ( away ).


Liron Cohen (173-G-82)


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  JAPAN - Women  


Japan jumps to 2-0 on U16 FIBA Asia Championship - by Eurobasket News
U16 Thailand - U16 Japan 49-103

Japan grabbed another win in Pune jumping to 2-0 in Group B. As a reminder, in Day 1 Japan destroyed Sri Lanka 120-9. Thailand failed both times and it stays winless so far. Rie Izumita top-scored for Japan in this game with 15 points. Yuki Ikeya and Erina Sugawara were behind her scoring 13 points each. In Thailand, Pornnutcha Sawatong (93) was way better than the others with 20 points. Punnida Arjsri had 10.
First quarter was enough to figure out who the winner of this game will be. Japan started the game strongly at the both sides of the court and totally controlled their rivals. Thailand was limited to only 4 points in 10 minutes, while on the other side Japan drained 27. It can be said that all after that was just the formality. Japan was in charge all the time and Thailand was not able to do anything about that. At the half time it already was huge 17-48. For rest of the way Japan just continued with extending its lead until the final 49-103.
In Day 3, Japan will play against Kazakhstan and third victory is expected. Thailand will meet Sri Lanka, who also has 0-2 so far.

Thailand: Pornnutcha Sawatong 20, Punnida Arjsri 10
Japan: Rie Izumita 15, Yuki Ikeya 13, Erina Sugawara 13


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  KAZAKHSTAN - Women  


Second straight win for U16 Korea in Pune - by Eurobasket News
U16 Kazakhstan - U16 Korea 55-72

Korea celebrated the second straight win in Pune. After 78-58 against Thailand in Day 1 of U16 FIBA Asia Championship, Korea managed to beat Kazakhstan jumping to 2-0 in Group B. On the other side, this defeat is the second for Kazakhstan, who of course has 0-2 now. Eunji Kim stepped up for Korea in this game with 20 points. Kyelee Kang had 14, Hyunji Noh 13 and Yeajin Cha helped with 10 pts. Kazakhstan had just one player with double-digits in scoring. It was Natalya Popova with 26 points.
Opening ten minuets were pretty leveled. Korea shined in the finish and succeeded to grab 11-14 lead. Until the half time Eunji Kim and her teammates took control on Kazakhstan jumping to comfortable plus 16. That turned out as a crucial quarter as Kazakhstan never threatened after that. For rest of the way Korea was in control and keeping the safe distance without ant extra efforts.
In Day 3, Korea will meet Malaysia and another victory in expected. Kazakhstan will try to grab the first win against Japan, but that will be a very tough job.

Kazakhstan: Natalya Popova 26
Korea: Eunji Kim 20, Kyelee Kang 14, Hyunji Noh 13, Yeajin Cha 10


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  LATVIA - Women  


Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. Cesis 9-0 
 2. TTT Riga 8-1 
 3. RTU-Merks 5-4 
 4. DU/Swedbank 3-4 
 5. LU 2-6 
 6. Liepajas met. 1-6 
 7. TTT Jun. 1-8 


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  LITHUANIA - Women  


UMMC destroys the Baltic side in Vilnius - by Eurobasket News
TEO Vilnius - UMMC 37-86

UMMC destroys the Baltic side in Vilnius for 5-1 record in Group A in EuroLeague. The Russian team smashed TEO 86:37 in the first game of the Qualifying Round Round 6.
Nolan scored the first points for the guests, while UMMC posted the first five points in the game. TEO managed to score only four points in the period to trail 4:20 after the first ten minutes. Maria Stepanova (203-C-79) scored for 24:6, while Wauters made a jump shot for 26:11. Svetlana Abrosimova (185-F-80, college: Connecticut) closed the half at 40:16 as UMMC had 20-12 in the period. The game remained the same with the guests dominating the court in the second half. TEO just had even difficulties to score and upset few spectators that came to support the team. Paugaite brought 17:49 and Sauliute scored another two for the home side. Bibrzycka was the last to post in the third period to give her team 56:24. In the last period UMMC played even more offensively to score 30 points in 10 minutes. They also paid too much attention in defence to limit the hosts to 13 points. Svetlana Abrosimova scored a three-pointer at the very end for the final 86:37.
Svetlana Abrosimova and Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) paced all the winners with 15 points each, while Maria Stepanova netted 12. Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) delivered 11 in defeat and Aurime Rinkeviciute (180-F/G-90) scored 9.

TEO Vilnius: Milka Bjelica 11, Aurime Rinkeviciute 9
UMMC: Svetlana Abrosimova 15, Sandrine Gruda 15, Maria Stepanova 12



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  MALAYSIA - Women  


U16 Malaysia too much for U16 Sri Lanka - by Eurobasket News
U16 Sri Lanka - U16 Malaysia 25-80

Second victory for Malaysia on U16 FIBA Asia Championship in Pune. This time Malaysia blasted Sri Lanka with huge 25-80 jumping to 2-0 in Group B. Fook Yee Yap led her team in this game with 14 points. Poh Yee Ooi scored 11 and Shi Yeng Ng helped with 10 points. In the loosing squad, Jayasinghe Jayakodyarachchilage delivered 12 pts. Danushika Rajapakse had 10 and her team fell to 0-2.
First quarter sent a clear signal that Sri Lanka will not have any chance in this game. In the opening ten minutes Malaysia limited Sri Lanka on just 4 points, draining impressive 27 on the other side. Malaysia dominated in all basketball elements and had not troubles to further increase its lead. Until the half time it already was huge 15-47 and nothing has changed later. Third period also belonged to Malaysia and Sri Lanka was again stopped on 4 pts (4-21). Malaysia slowed down during the last ten minutes ending it 6-12.
In Day 3, Malaysia will play against Korea. Sri Lanka will meet Thailand.

Sri Lanka: Jayasinghe Jayakodyarachchilage 12, Danushika Rajapakse 10
Malaysia: Fook Yee Yap 14, Poh Yee Ooi 11, Shi Yeng Ng 10


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  MEXICO - Women  


Mexico open COCABA tournament win victory - by Eurobasket News
Mexico - El Salvador 75:59
Mexico started their COCABA Championship campaign with victory. Mexico overcame EL Salvador for the initial win in Coban, Guatemala. The competition serves as the qualifier event for the 2010 Centrobasket Championship. Two top teams will advance to the Centrobasket tourney.
Mexico got the initiative right from the start. They knocked down 23 points in the opening frame to earn a 10-point lead at the first break. El Salvador struggled to slow down Mexico defensively. El Salvador trailed by 19 points at halftime. Mexico continued to keep the pressure high in the third term. They piled up a 60:36 lead with one quarter remaining. El Salvador finally managed to take some breathing space in the fourth frame as they won it by 8 points. But the success had little impact on the final outcome as Mexico coasted to the debut win in Coban.
Zazil Salman (C-86) scored 17 points to lead Mexico. Abril Garcia (190-F/C-81, college: ORU) added 13 points, while Lorena Camacho had 12 points for the winners. Amalia Velasquez responded with game-high 22 points, 6 boards and 6 steals for El Salvador. Veronica Sosa finished with 9 points in defeat.

Mexico: Zazil Salman 17, Abril Garcia 13, Lorena Camacho 12
El Salvador: Amalia Velasquez 22, Veronica Sosa 9



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  NICARAGUA - Women  


Guatemala hold off Nicaragua in COCABA opener - by Eurobasket News
Guatemala - Nicaragua 69:65

Guatemala celebrated a tough win over Nicaragua at the start of the COCABA Championship. The tournament is held in the Guatemalan city of Coban. Five teams are playing in round-robin format for two spots available at the 2010 Centrobasket Championship.
The hosts rushed ahead in the opening frame. They fired 26 points in the quarter to enjoy a 10-point lead at the first break. Honduras however gradually adjusted their defensive schemes and slowed down the home team. Guatemala on the other hand did not allow their opponents to trim the deficit as they were up by 11 points at the interval. Honduras burst out in the third frame. They poured in 20 points and cut the distance to just 5 points with one quarter remaining. Honduras remained hopeful till the final seconds. They outscored Guatemala in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss at the end. Blanca Amado (80) fired game-high 27 points to lead the defending champions. Alma Lopez contributed 12 points and 9 steals for Guatemala. Jani Martinez answered with 22 points and 9 boards for Nicaragua. Danalid Jackson (69) had 18 points and 11 steals in defeat.

Guatemala: Blanca Amado 27, Alma Lopez 12, Ligia Del Valle (88) 7
Nicaragua: Jani Martinez 22, Danalid Jackson 18+11 steals



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  PHILIPPINES - Women  


U16 Philippines celebrate first win in India - by Eurobasket News
U16 Singapore - U16 Philippines 56-72

Philippines grabbed the first victory on U16 FIBA Asia Championship in Pune. In Day 1 Philippines faced with 64-91 loss against India, but in this game they demonstrated much better performance jumping to 1-1 in Group A. At the same time, Singapore faced with the second consecutive loss. On Monday, Singapore failed against Chinese Taipei. Danica Therese Jose stepped up in victory with 16 points, while Elrica Aniela Castro followed her with 3 points less. Lore Rivera netted 10 pts. In Singapore, Zi Qi Chua Violet delivered 17.
After opening ten minutes of play Philippines already created comfortable 14-point lead, 7-21. That was a clear sign what spectators can expect until the end. However, Singapore players slightly improved until the half time and stopped Philippines on their way of increasing the lead. Singapore finished second quarter 21-19 closing the gap for 2 points. Anyway, it seems that Danica Therese Jose and her teammates played as much as it was needed for victory keeping Singapore on safe defense without any extra efforts. In the end it was totally deserved 56-72.
In Day 3, Philippines will play against China. Singapore will take on Hong Kong, who also failed twice so far.

Singapore: Zi Qi Chua Violet 17
Philippines: Danica Therese Jose 16, Elrica Aniela Castro 13, Lore Rivera 10


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  POLAND - Women  


Wisla shocks EuroLeague with another victory - by Eurobasket News
TS Wisla Can-Pak - Perfumerias 62:58


When in the start of the Euroleague 2009/2010 Round 1 Wisla Can-Pack Krakow that joined EuroLeague only due to CSKA's bankruptcy won the opener of the season, everybody excepted that as an upset. The Polish side overcame Perfumerias in Spain 65:60 for the first victory. Tonight the Polish side proved it more time that they are the favorites of Group B beating Perfumerias 62:58. Trailing 5 points at the halftime, the hosts produced 21-14 in the last period for the 6th win.
Castro gave the hosts the first lead and Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) scored for 12:6. Perfumerias responded with its better game in the end of the period to take 18:14 lead. Moreover after productive second frame the guests enjoyed 32:27 as Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college: Houston) made a jump shot. The Spanish side led from the beginning of the third period until the end of it and had 44:41 when Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) closed the period. Liron Cohen (173-G-82) (173-G-82) gave the hosts 46:44 and Marta Fernandez later tied the game at 54:54. Dominguez tasted the last lead with the guests, while Wisla created an 8-2 run to win the game.
Marta Fernandez paced all the winners with 19 points, whilst Liron Cohen and Janell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) added 16 each. Le'Coe Willingham finished the night with 14 points for the Spanish side.

TS Wisla Can-Pak: Marta Fernandez 19 points, Liron Cohen 16, Janell Burse 16
Perfumerias: Le'Coe Willingham 14, Sancho Lyttle 12



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  RUSSIA - Women  


UMMC destroys the Baltic side in Vilnius - by Eurobasket News
TEO Vilnius - UMMC 37-86

UMMC destroys the Baltic side in Vilnius for 5-1 record in Group A in EuroLeague. The Russian team smashed TEO 86:37 in the first game of the Qualifying Round Round 6.
Nolan scored the first points for the guests, while UMMC posted the first five points in the game. TEO managed to score only four points in the period to trail 4:20 after the first ten minutes. Maria Stepanova (203-C-79) scored for 24:6, while Wauters made a jump shot for 26:11. Svetlana Abrosimova (185-F-80, college: Connecticut) closed the half at 40:16 as UMMC had 20-12 in the period. The game remained the same with the guests dominating the court in the second half. TEO just had even difficulties to score and upset few spectators that came to support the team. Paugaite brought 17:49 and Sauliute scored another two for the home side. Bibrzycka was the last to post in the third period to give her team 56:24. In the last period UMMC played even more offensively to score 30 points in 10 minutes. They also paid too much attention in defence to limit the hosts to 13 points. Svetlana Abrosimova scored a three-pointer at the very end for the final 86:37.
Svetlana Abrosimova and Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) paced all the winners with 15 points each, while Maria Stepanova netted 12. Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) delivered 11 in defeat and Aurime Rinkeviciute (180-F/G-90) scored 9.

TEO Vilnius: Milka Bjelica 11, Aurime Rinkeviciute 9
UMMC: Svetlana Abrosimova 15, Sandrine Gruda 15, Maria Stepanova 12



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  SINGAPORE - Women  


U16 Philippines celebrate first win in India - by Eurobasket News
U16 Singapore - U16 Philippines 56-72

Philippines grabbed the first victory on U16 FIBA Asia Championship in Pune. In Day 1 Philippines faced with 64-91 loss against India, but in this game they demonstrated much better performance jumping to 1-1 in Group A. At the same time, Singapore faced with the second consecutive loss. On Monday, Singapore failed against Chinese Taipei. Danica Therese Jose stepped up in victory with 16 points, while Elrica Aniela Castro followed her with 3 points less. Lore Rivera netted 10 pts. In Singapore, Zi Qi Chua Violet delivered 17.
After opening ten minutes of play Philippines already created comfortable 14-point lead, 7-21. That was a clear sign what spectators can expect until the end. However, Singapore players slightly improved until the half time and stopped Philippines on their way of increasing the lead. Singapore finished second quarter 21-19 closing the gap for 2 points. Anyway, it seems that Danica Therese Jose and her teammates played as much as it was needed for victory keeping Singapore on safe defense without any extra efforts. In the end it was totally deserved 56-72.
In Day 3, Philippines will play against China. Singapore will take on Hong Kong, who also failed twice so far.

Singapore: Zi Qi Chua Violet 17
Philippines: Danica Therese Jose 16, Elrica Aniela Castro 13, Lore Rivera 10


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  SOUTH KOREA - Women  


Second straight win for U16 Korea in Pune - by Eurobasket News
U16 Kazakhstan - U16 Korea 55-72

Korea celebrated the second straight win in Pune. After 78-58 against Thailand in Day 1 of U16 FIBA Asia Championship, Korea managed to beat Kazakhstan jumping to 2-0 in Group B. On the other side, this defeat is the second for Kazakhstan, who of course has 0-2 now. Eunji Kim stepped up for Korea in this game with 20 points. Kyelee Kang had 14, Hyunji Noh 13 and Yeajin Cha helped with 10 pts. Kazakhstan had just one player with double-digits in scoring. It was Natalya Popova with 26 points.
Opening ten minuets were pretty leveled. Korea shined in the finish and succeeded to grab 11-14 lead. Until the half time Eunji Kim and her teammates took control on Kazakhstan jumping to comfortable plus 16. That turned out as a crucial quarter as Kazakhstan never threatened after that. For rest of the way Korea was in control and keeping the safe distance without ant extra efforts.
In Day 3, Korea will meet Malaysia and another victory in expected. Kazakhstan will try to grab the first win against Japan, but that will be a very tough job.

Kazakhstan: Natalya Popova 26
Korea: Eunji Kim 20, Kyelee Kang 14, Hyunji Noh 13, Yeajin Cha 10


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  SPAIN - Women  


Wisla shocks EuroLeague with another victory - by Eurobasket News
TS Wisla Can-Pak - Perfumerias 62:58


When in the start of the Euroleague 2009/2010 Round 1 Wisla Can-Pack Krakow that joined EuroLeague only due to CSKA's bankruptcy won the opener of the season, everybody excepted that as an upset. The Polish side overcame Perfumerias in Spain 65:60 for the first victory. Tonight the Polish side proved it more time that they are the favorites of Group B beating Perfumerias 62:58. Trailing 5 points at the halftime, the hosts produced 21-14 in the last period for the 6th win.
Castro gave the hosts the first lead and Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) scored for 12:6. Perfumerias responded with its better game in the end of the period to take 18:14 lead. Moreover after productive second frame the guests enjoyed 32:27 as Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college: Houston) made a jump shot. The Spanish side led from the beginning of the third period until the end of it and had 44:41 when Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) closed the period. Liron Cohen (173-G-82) (173-G-82) gave the hosts 46:44 and Marta Fernandez later tied the game at 54:54. Dominguez tasted the last lead with the guests, while Wisla created an 8-2 run to win the game.
Marta Fernandez paced all the winners with 19 points, whilst Liron Cohen and Janell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) added 16 each. Le'Coe Willingham finished the night with 14 points for the Spanish side.

TS Wisla Can-Pak: Marta Fernandez 19 points, Liron Cohen 16, Janell Burse 16
Perfumerias: Le'Coe Willingham 14, Sancho Lyttle 12



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  SRI LANKA - Women  


U16 Malaysia too much for U16 Sri Lanka - by Eurobasket News
U16 Sri Lanka - U16 Malaysia 25-80

Second victory for Malaysia on U16 FIBA Asia Championship in Pune. This time Malaysia blasted Sri Lanka with huge 25-80 jumping to 2-0 in Group B. Fook Yee Yap led her team in this game with 14 points. Poh Yee Ooi scored 11 and Shi Yeng Ng helped with 10 points. In the loosing squad, Jayasinghe Jayakodyarachchilage delivered 12 pts. Danushika Rajapakse had 10 and her team fell to 0-2.
First quarter sent a clear signal that Sri Lanka will not have any chance in this game. In the opening ten minutes Malaysia limited Sri Lanka on just 4 points, draining impressive 27 on the other side. Malaysia dominated in all basketball elements and had not troubles to further increase its lead. Until the half time it already was huge 15-47 and nothing has changed later. Third period also belonged to Malaysia and Sri Lanka was again stopped on 4 pts (4-21). Malaysia slowed down during the last ten minutes ending it 6-12.
In Day 3, Malaysia will play against Korea. Sri Lanka will meet Thailand.

Sri Lanka: Jayasinghe Jayakodyarachchilage 12, Danushika Rajapakse 10
Malaysia: Fook Yee Yap 14, Poh Yee Ooi 11, Shi Yeng Ng 10


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  TAIWAN - Women  


U16 Chinese Taipei destroys U16 Hong Kong in Pune - by Eurobasket News
U16 Hong Kong - U16 Chinese Taipei 34-106

Chinese Taipei continued with great performance on U16 FIBA Asia Championship. After victory in Day 1 against Singapore, Chinese Taipei had an easy job once again beating Hong Kong with huge 34-106. That means that the winners jumped to 2-0 in Group A, while Hong Kong fell to 0-2. Yu-Ting Lin top-scored in victory with 18 points. Wei-Lin Wang had 17 and Chi-Fang Chang netted one point less. In defeat, Sum Yee Wu delivered 12 pts.
Chinese Taipei dominated in this game from the tip off. After 10 minutes of play it was already clear that Yu-Ting Lin and her teams will register another easy win in Pune. After first quarter the score was 7-23. Until the half time Chinese Taipei drained 34 more pointes, limiting Hong Kong on 9. And nothing has changed after that. Chinese Taipei dominated in all basketball elements until the final buzzer, where the score stood at 34-106.
In Day 3, Chinese Taipei will meet India. Hong Kong will take on Singapore and will try to register the first win on this event. Singapore also has 0-2 so far.

Hong Kong: Sum Yee Wu 12
Chinese Taipei: Yu-Ting Lin 18, Wei-Lin Wang 17, Chi-Fang Chang 15


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  THAILAND - Women  


Japan jumps to 2-0 on U16 FIBA Asia Championship - by Eurobasket News
U16 Thailand - U16 Japan 49-103

Japan grabbed another win in Pune jumping to 2-0 in Group B. As a reminder, in Day 1 Japan destroyed Sri Lanka 120-9. Thailand failed both times and it stays winless so far. Rie Izumita top-scored for Japan in this game with 15 points. Yuki Ikeya and Erina Sugawara were behind her scoring 13 points each. In Thailand, Pornnutcha Sawatong (93) was way better than the others with 20 points. Punnida Arjsri had 10.
First quarter was enough to figure out who the winner of this game will be. Japan started the game strongly at the both sides of the court and totally controlled their rivals. Thailand was limited to only 4 points in 10 minutes, while on the other side Japan drained 27. It can be said that all after that was just the formality. Japan was in charge all the time and Thailand was not able to do anything about that. At the half time it already was huge 17-48. For rest of the way Japan just continued with extending its lead until the final 49-103.
In Day 3, Japan will play against Kazakhstan and third victory is expected. Thailand will meet Sri Lanka, who also has 0-2 so far.

Thailand: Pornnutcha Sawatong 20, Punnida Arjsri 10
Japan: Rie Izumita 15, Yuki Ikeya 13, Erina Sugawara 13


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  TURKEY - Women  


Ted Kayseri has sign with Tangela Smith - by Alan Aykun
Pankup Ted Kayseri Kolejspor has sign with Tangela Smith (193-F/C-77, college: Iowa) who has played for Phoenix Mercury for 3 years.Tangela, last year had a big victory with Phoenix Mercury and they won 2009 WNBA Championship. She has played at Galatasaray in 2006-2007 season and has disqualified from Fenerbahce. She starts directly to train with her new team . New superstar of Pankup Ted Kayseri Kolejspor will undergo a health check and she will play against Fenerbahce this week.
Tangela has awarded 9,9 point,5,8 rebound 0,8 assist last your in Wnba season.



TBBL, Round 6: Fenerbahce beats Galatasaray, stays on top perfect - by Eurobasket News
Galatasaray - Fenerbahce 77-84
Fenerbahce grabbed 77-84 victory in derby mostly owing to Penelope Taylor (185-F-81), who collected 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in 35 minutes. Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) and Nicole Powell (188-G/F-82, college: Stanford) scored 15 pts each, while Nevin Nevlin helped with two less. Katie Douglas delivered 18 pts in loss. Fenerbahce stays on top perfect with 6-0, and Galatasaray dropped to 4-2.

Besiktas - Cankaya 68-74
Cankaya grabbed valuable road win against Besiktas and both squads are on 3-3 score now. Megan Frazee (191-G/F-87, college: Liberty) was totally the best player in this victory collecting 27 points and 18 rebounds. Lindsay Bowen (170-G-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Michigan St.) also shined and she drained 21 points (5 triples). In Besiktas, Dubravka Dacic collected 22 points and 14 rebs.

Botas - Ceyhan Bld 69-71
Third victory for Ceyhan, who got 21 points and 14 rebounds from Michelle Campbell (188-F-84, college: Rutgers). Lauren Ervin (191-F-85, college: Arkansas) (10 rebs) and Crystal Smith helped with 13 pts each. In defeat, Durdane Gumusay scored 18 points. Ceyhan 3-3, Botas 1-5.

Tarsus Bld - Istanbul Univ. 57-62
Istanbul Universitesi celebrated in this game and both teams are on 3-3 score now. Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) led the winners with 15 and Danielle Gant (180-G/F-87, college: Texas A&M) added 11 points, plus 11 rebounds. The hosts got 13 points from Kubra Siyahdemir.

Samsun - Mersin 53-71
5-1 for Mersin and 2-4 for Samsun after this game. Ivory Latta (168-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: N.Carolina) and Tugba Talaslioglu (86) led the winners with 11 points each. Saziye Ivegin stopped on 10. In Samsun, Katryna Gaither collected 16 points and 9 rebounds.

TED Kayseri - Kocaeli 71-44
TED Kayseri (3-3) had an easy job against the last ranked Kocaeli getting 19 pints and 9 rebounds from Tamera Young (188-G-86, college: JMU). Julie McBride (165-G-82, college: Syracuse) had 12 and LaToya Pringle added 11 points, plus 13 boards. Banu Yillar scored 14 pts for the guests.


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld26.2 
 2. Hodges, Istanbul.18.5 
 3. Frazee, Cankaya18.4 
 4. Bowen, Cankaya18.2 
 5. Douglas, Galatasa.18.0 
 6. Perkins, Galatasa.16.6 
 7. Sales, Besiktas16.6 
 8. Young, Galatasaray16.6 
 9. Young, TED Kayseri16.5 
 10. Dacic, Besikt.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Ceyhan Bld
  (191-F-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld13.0 
 2. Dacic, Besiktas12.2 
 3. Pringle, TED K.12.0 
 4. Frazee, Cankaya11.8 
 5. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld11.7 
 6. Leuchanka, Galatasa.10.2 
 7. Alyoshkina, Samsun9.0 
 8. Black, Tarsus Bld8.7 
 9. Kress, Tarsus Bld8.7 
 10. Larkins, Mers.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Sharnee ZOLL
  Botas
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Zoll, Botas5.7 
 2. Siyahdemir, Tarsus B.4.8 
 3. Yillar, Kocaeli4.7 
 4. Yigit, Galatasaray4.3 
 5. Daricioglu, Samsun4.2 
 6. Brooks, Cankaya4.0 
 7. Douglas, Galatasa.4.0 
 8. Chaney, Samsun4.0 
 9. Hodges, Istanbul.3.8 
 10. Vardarli, Fen.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quianna CHANEY
  Samsun
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Chaney, Samsun3.4 
 2. Zoll, Botas3.3 
 3. Perkins, Galatasa.2.8 
 4. Gokce, Mersin2.8 
 5. Penn, Istanbul.2.7 
 6. Alben, Galatasaray2.5 
 7. Smith, Ceyhan Bld2.3 
 8. Vardarli, Fener.2.2 
 9. Gaither, Samsun2.2 
 10. Yavuz, Istanb.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pringle, TED K.2.7 
 2. Dacic, Besiktas1.7 
 3. Black, Tarsus Bld1.7 
 4. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.6 
 5. Perostiyska, Sam.1.0 
 6. Anaz, TED Kayseri0.8 
 7. Dalgalar, Fener.0.8 
 8. Sutton-Brown, Fenerb.0.8 
 9. Larkins, Mersin0.7 
 10. Ervin, Ceyhan B.0.7 


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  UKRAINE - Women  


Stats Leaders
Higher League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Pysmennyk Fran 21.5
2 Payne Dynamo 19.0
3 Pinchuk Orlan 18.0
4 Grishina Lugansk 17.0
5 Rimarenko Koz 16.7
Rebounds Per Game
1 Kirnitskaya Orlan 10.0
2 Bovikova Dynamo 9.5
3 Kisilyova Dnipro 9.0
4 Krasnikova KPU 8.0
5 Konovalova Orlan 8.0
Assists Per Game
1 Panchenko Koz 5.5
2 Lyahkova Dnipro 4.5
3 Grishina Lugansk 4.0
4 Stavitska Lugan 4.0
5 Yahina Dnipro 4.0


Stats leaders of November - by Eurobasket News
After the first games of the UPBL and the end of November, Eurobasket decided to pay attention to those players who are on top of the Stats sections.
Oxana Pysmennyk (191-F-78, agency: LBM Management) from BC Frankivsk is the top-scorer of the league with 21.5 points per game. Her team is 1-1 record so far as they lost to Dynamo-NPU in the capital of the country 62:85. Davineia Payne (175-G-83, college: La Salle) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Oxana Pysmennyk had 16 points in defeat. In another games BC Frankivsk handed Yuzhna Palmira 89:82 loss as Oxana Pysmennyk stepped up with 27 points for the winners. Davineia Payne from Dynamo is on the second position with 19.0 points per game.
Two representatives from Orlan are in the top five in Rebounds section. Yana Kirnitskaya (184-C-88) averages 10.0, while Natalia Konovalova (188-F-87) has 8.0. Even in the loss from Dnipro when the latter smashed Orlan 95:59 Orlan got 17 rebounds from two of them. TNU-Orlan overcame Yuzhna Palmira 76:58 in Round 1. That time Yana Kirnitskaya collected 12 points for the hosts.
Panchenko from Kozachka is on top of Assists Section with 5.5 per game. Kozachka thrashed Orlan 107:53 in the latest game as she had 6 assists. When Kozachka celebrated the first victory in the league to improve to 1-1 record, the team from Zaporozhye overcame Yuzhna Palmira 90:45 with the victories in all the periods. Panchenko made 9 assists for the winners.