EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/28/2009Copyright © 1997-2009 Eurobasket
|ARAB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|Arab Club Championships Standings|
|D2 Leagues Standings|
|DIMAYOR 2009 Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Tisby, Oso 22.7|
2. Campos, Llan 19.0
3. Zuniga, Oso 18.3
4. Mendez , Llan 18.0
5. Morton, Esp 17.8
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Hubner, Sag 16.0|
2. Morton, Esp 12.8
3. Briones, Lic 12.7
4. Gutman, Lic 10.0
5. Tisby, Oso 8.7
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Werth, Lic 6.3|
2. Carrasco, Oso 6.3
3. Ziegele, Bos 6.0
4. Holt, Eve 5.5
5. Gutman, Lic 5.5
|Steals Per Game|
|1. Gutman, Lic 5.0|
2. Marechal, Ucon 4.0
3. Carrasco, Oso 4.0
4. Del Solar, Val 3.3
5. Sepulveda, Llan 3.3
|Blocks Per Game|
|1. Chaine, Llan 2.0|
2. Hubner, Sag 2.0
3. Marechal, Ucon 2.0
4. Holloway, Eve 1.5
5. Prutzmann, Val 1.3
|1. Mendez, Llan 62.5%|
2. Gonzalez, Esp 57.7%
3. Ulloa, Llan 53.8%
4. Osses, Ucon 50.0%
5. Campos, Llan 45.8%
|1. Gutman, Lic 1.25|
2. Briones, Lic 0.88
3. Cisternas, Lic 0.86
4. Carrasco, Oso 0.77
5. Morton, Esp 0.71
|Liga Superior Standings|
Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) is a 201cm forward that has the French/Bulgarian Nationality. He started his Basketball career at The University of North Carolina State where he averaged in 31 games: 10.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FG: 45.3%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 89.5% in his senior year. He started his career in Italy for VidiVici Bologna where he averaged in 15 games: 3.1ppg, 2.1rpg. he didnt get much playing time so he left and signed with the Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the summer of 2007. Lasts eason he averaged in 13.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 86.2%. His stats have dipped a bit this season, due to a deeper roster than last season. Ilian took some time to talk to Eurobasket on the eve of his 26th birthday. He talks about his birthday, Deutsche Bank Skyliners, Greg jenkins, Eva Mendes, Lebron James and movies.
The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have been playing well the last weeks. How ready is the team for the playoffs?
The team is ready. We have been improving lately. We have to play our best basketball in the playoffs.
The team has a 2-11 record against playoff teams. Not exactly a brilliant record. Could this record be a psychological advantage for Frankfurt? The opponents will either respect your talent or totally underestimate you.
I think the teams know what we are capable of.
What is the teams biggest weakness against the playoff teams? It seemed like you were missing the killer instinct against Oldenburg in the fourth quarter.
If we have a weakness, it is not for me to talk about it, but for other teams to figure it out.
If Berlin is a Ferrari and Frankfurt a Maserati, how can you pass the Ferrari to victory?
By driving the newest Maserati, super charged.
The Giessen derby was no comparison to what you experienced with North Carolina State-North Carolina. What was missing from the Giessen game that you would have liked to have seen?
I really liked the atmosphere. I dont think anything was missing at all. Our fans were great.
German Basketball has seldom seen a more notable sponsor than The Deutsche Bank. Do you ever sit back and think about what it means to be playing for this prestigious bank?
Often. Just look at the world wide financial and banking news, and often see their name. When you represent such a name, it is important to represent it right.
Besides the bumpy bus ride in the Ukraine, what else was memorable on the road in Eurochallenge play? Daniel rung enjoyed Estonia.
I really enjoyed playing against former teammate Marcus Melvin. He was like my big brother in college.
Your stats are down this season, but where exactly is your confidence? A shooting slump is never easy to handle, but are you as comfortable this season shooting in crunch time as last season?
My confidence is good. Shooting slumps come and go, mine was in March.
Do you believe in rituals? For example, do you have the same pre game meal before home games, or do you warm up a certain way?
I warm up in a specific way. First I warm up my joints, then I move to dynamic stretching, then to coordination before starting to shoot. Later we do our usual static stretching with the team.
You recently shaved off the beard. Was that beard really only there, because you didnt want to shave?
What pre game meal do you choose the most before a 15.00 game the Ballsporthalle?
Small portion of pasta, a few scrambled eggs, and perhaps some yogurt. You dont want to stuff yourself right before the game.
Your birthday is Tuesday. Are you awaiting a surprise party from Greg Jenkins? Any plans?
Not that I am aware of. But I will have one for his birthday. hahaha
What is your nicest birthday memory growing up as a kid?
There are two. My first cell phone which was a gift from my brother, at the time cell phones were not as big yet. I was in high school. The second, I had a special birthday party in college, all the people that were important to me came to it. It was great. I wasnt exactly a kid
What is the perfect birthday gift that you have always wanted, but never gotten?
I never really ask for anything for my birthday. I am just grateful for the people who remember my birthday.
What is something typical that happens on birthdays in Bulgaria?
The only typical thing about my birthday is that I am born on the same day as my mom. My father and brother went to the store to get some things for the birthday party they were getting ready to have for my mom, but when they came back, I suppose I didnt want the party to start without me.
Do you think that you have the talent of blowing out all 26 candles in one blow? What special talent do you need?
Never tried blowing 25, no clue.
Ill set up a birthday dinner with Eva Mendes. Just kidding! What would be the first words that would pop out of your mouth?
Do I get you for appetizer or dessert?
What is your most cherished present that your brother Vassil has ever given you?
Perhaps my first car.
What is your favourite Birthday cake?
Biscuit cake from my mom.
Do the Cavs have the chance to go all the way this season?
Yes. They have Lebron. Nothing is impossible for this guy.
How can the Celtics repeat without Kevin Garnett?
I am not sure they will be able to without him.
If your coming into the lane against Telekom Baskets Bonn center Ken Johnson, do you go hard towards the glass or give a no look pass to an open Derrick Allen underneath.
I go hard towards the glass and tell the big fellow to go get it.
How would you defeat Greg Jenkins in a one on one tug of war contest?
We already did play once in practice. There is really no way to stop him. My best defense against him is my offense. I stay on offense by scoring, then no need to play defense.
I am still waiting of a new drawing of me. Have you come up with any interesting ideas?
Working on it. In progress.
What current films do you recommend?
What was the last DVD that you saw?
New interest in the league of the second division as Arkadikos lost in his home court from Serelis's Lavrio who succeeded the most importand road win of the seazon, an amazing step for Lavrio team who succeeded to beat Arkadikos in his unbeaten home court (12-0), Lavrio is currently among the top favorite teams to be promoted in the A2. At the same time, Apollon Kalamarias beat Amyntas and now there are 6 teams for three positions (Amyntas 19-7, Ikaroi Serron 19-7, Lavrio 18-8, Ikaroi Kallitheas 18-8, Arkadikos 18-8, OFI 17-9). The results with more analysis are as follows:
Arkadikos - Lavrio 84-86
The quarters were: 22-23, 42-39, 56-64, 84-86.
Arkadikos: Giannis Manos (186-G-71) 26, Moutran 17
Lavrio: Nick Psileas (200-F-80) 24, Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82) 23
Apollon Kalamarias - Amyntas 91-88
The quarters were: 29-17, 44-40, 66-69, 91-88.
Apollon Kalamarias: Panagiotis Nanis (195-F/G-80) 29, Papadopoulos 14, Thymnios 15.
Amyntas: Samothrakis 16, Zoupas 14 and Moumouris 10
Ikaroi Serron - Pierikos/Arhelaos 68-54
The quarters were: 20-13, 35-25, 51-42, 68-54.
Ikaroi Serron: Konstantinos Pehlivanis (192-F-79) 19, Topouzis 19 and Georgantzas 17
Pierikos/Arhelaos: Nemanja Cuk (208-C-74) 13, Chrisanthopoulos 13
Sporting - OFI 62-75
The quarters were: 16-17, 22-34, 40-51, 62-75.
Sporting: Kritsalos 15, Houmas 10
OFI: Tsakiridis 34, Vagenas 10
AIAS - Ikaros Kallitheas 79-77 in Overtime
Quarters: 15-11, 26-30, 49-46, 65-65, 79-77.
AIAS: Souflias 26, Hatzivretas 13
Ikaros Kallitheas: Emmanouilidis 18, Melas 16
Komotini - Anagennisi/Floga 53-58
The quarters were: 16-4, 36-22, 43-42, 53-58.
Komotini: Foutsitzis 13
Anagennisi/Floga: Zarogianni 16, Spiropoulso 14
In the Horstacker, Matrixx staved off elimination, getting off to a good start, putting the pressure early on West-Brabant and maintaining control of the game tempo in winning 80-69. Matrixx led 47-34 at halftime, remained cool when the Giants made an 18-5 run through the middle of the 3rd quarter to cut Matrixx's lead to 62-56. But in the end Matrixx could rely on strong play from the Dutch combination of Raoul Heinen and Gerrit Brigitha (204-F/C-82, college: Cent.Michigan), plus strong work on the glass, winning the battle of the boards 48-35. *More comments for this game already posted in the previous news by the local correspondent Sanders Jackson
Cimberio Varese has won Legadue Championship and returns to Serie A after the bitter relegation of last season. Harem Scafati and Fileni Jesi have gained play off after a final sprint over Energetic Livorno. Seven 2007 Roseto has finished the season with 12 defeats in a row.
Joseph Bunn (198-F-75,college:Phillis(OK) of Aget Imola is top scorer of regular season with 23.14 ppg, followed by Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84,college:Nevada) of Energetic Livornowith 20.70 ppg and Zabian Dowdell(191-G-84,college:Virginia Tech) of Fastweb CM with 20.67 ppg.
Jaime Lloreda (201-F-80,college:LSU) of Roseto is the best rebounder with 9.47 rpg in 19 games,followed by Marco Killingsworth (203-F/C-82,college:Indiana) of Enel Brindisi with 9.03 rpg in 30 games.
Jason Rowe (178-G-78,college:Loyola,MD) of BdS Sassari is the best assistman with an average of 4.87.
Best italian players starting 5 of round 30:
PG: Stefano Borsato (190-G-86) of Seven 2007 Roseto: 10 points, 8 assists, 5 steals
SG: Alessandro Infanti (191-G-85) of Carmatic Pistoia: 18 points with 3/4 from the arc
SF: Alberto Causin (198-SG/SF-76) of Umana Venezia: 19 points with 5/5 from downtown
F: Demian Filloy (198-F-82) of Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia: 20 points and 18 rebounds
C: Giacomo Galanda (211-Pf/C-75) of Cimberio Varese: 16 points and 9 rebounds
Best import player starting 5 of round 30:
PG:Jason Rowe (178-G-78,college:Loyola,MD) of BdS Sassari: 36 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
SG:Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84,college:Nevada) of Energetic Livorno: 32 points with 10/10 from the line
SF:Bennett Davison (203-F-75,college:Arizona) of Harem Scafati: 21 points with 8/10 from the field
F: Joseph Bunn (198-F-75,college:Phillis(OK) of Aget Imola: 30 points with 10/ from the line
C: Marco Killingsworth (203-F/C-82,college:Indiana) of Enel Brindisi: 23 points and 18 rebounds
Season high for:
Nello Lorenzetti (202-PF/C-84) of Seven 2007 Roseto (20 points), Demian Filloy (198-F-82) of Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (20),Alessandro Infanti (191-G-85) of Carmatic Pistoia (18),Alberto Causin (198-SG/SF-76) of Umana Venezia (19).
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Contern 102 - Etzella 72
Contern stopped Etzella's 5 game winning streak avenging a 20 point loss back on March 27th. With the win, Contern takes sole posession of first place in the DBBL title chase. With a road win in Steinsel against Amicale Steinsel in their final campaign today, Contern can gain the important home court advantage. Etzella led 2-6 in the beginning of the game. It was their only lead. contern blew out Etzella the rest of the way. Up twelve going into the 4th period, Contern poured it on heavy, completely annihilating Etzella 30-14 for the 29 point victory. Brandon Gary (202-F-83, agency: Passing Lane, college: Hutchinson CC) paced the winners with 29 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocked shots. Eric Jeitz was next with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Ken Diederich and Gilles Becker added 18 points each. Becker also dished for 7 assists. Clearly, this was the best Contern has played all season long and they seem to be peaking at the right moment. Nelson DelGado struggled in the firt half and Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, college: Montevallo) in the second half. Kennedy , however finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds. DelGado score only 14 points, but took 9 rebounds and handed out 8 assists. Tim Giver was steady throughout with 15 points. Cedric Schroeder was held to only 2 points and Jairo DelGado 8. Etzella has a chance tonight to knock Sparta out of the top 4.
Contern: 34 field goals, 13 three pointers, 20 for 26 free throws, 40 rebounds, 13 fouls,and 8 turnovers
Becker 18, Diederich 18, Jeitz 19, Gary 29, Fasbender 9, also Braun 8 and Bissener 0
Etzella: 27 field goals, 12 three pointers, 6 for 9 free throws, 30 rebounds, 19 fouls and 7 turnovers
N.DelGado 14, Kennedy 28, J. DelGado 8, Schroeder 2, Giver 15, also Abaladejo 3, Benseghir 0, E. Ferreira 2 and Garganese 0
Score by quarters: 1st quarter 26-24, Halftime 49-41, 3rd Q 70-58, Final 101-72
Musel Pikes 85 - Sparta 82
Musel Pikes dealt a huge blow to S parta by slipping past them by 3 points last Sunday afternoon in Remich. In a very close game, Musel Pikes showed early control
winning the first quarter by 7 points. This would prove to be enough of a lead to obtain a victory as the rest of the game was very, very close. Sparta won the 2nd quarter by 2 points and the 3rd quarter by 2 points. The final period was a solid 12-12 tie. Musel Pikes now has won 3 in a row and appear to be the hottest team in the DBBL for now. Samy Picard led in scoring again with 30 points. Picard added 8 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, and 2 assists. Guy Schmit scored big as well with 22 points while dropping 5 assists. Import player Chris Braier (195-F-84, college: Lawrence) had a great game again with a 17 point 13 rebound double-double while holding Larrie Smith (195-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) to only 6 points in the second half. Speaking of Smith, Larrie did lead Sparta in scoring as usual with 29 points but took an unusually low number of rebounds with 6 according to the FLBB stats. Pit Hoffmann had a huge double-double with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Julian Hublart scored 10. Sparta played without captain and floor leader Christian Wulff.
Musel Pikes: 31 field goals, 8 three pointers, 15 for 18 free throws, 31 rebounds, 15 fouls and 9 turnovers
G. Schmit 22, Braier 17, Picard 30, Schwartz 6, Schmitz 4, also C. Schmit 0 and Dentzer 6
Sparta: 34 field goals, 4 three pointers, 10 for 15 free throws, 35 rebounds, 21 fouls and 13 turnovers
Smith 29, Evans 2, De Marchi 4, Hoffmann 22, Hublart 10, also Wagner 5, Palumbo 0, Nittler 3 and Engel 7
Score by quarters: 1st Q 27-20, Halftime 52-47, 3rd Q 73-70, Final 85-82
T 71 86 - Amicale 74
T71 has Frank Muller and Tom Schumacher back for the the remainder ofthe playoffs. This could be bad news for the other DBBL teams. The recently crowned 2009 Cup Champions have come on strong. With Tom Schumacher's 25 point, 5 assists leading the way, the T71 squad has now another scorer and a defender rebounder in Frank Muller to give depth needed for a strong finish. Muller grabbed 14 rebounds! Sharing the scoring lead with Schumacher was Martin Rajniak also with 25 points. Getting lots of help now, Tim Whitworth (198-G/F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Drexel) doesn't have to focus so much on scoring and can do other things. Whitworth fishished with 20 points. Amicale, who will not be in the final 4 are playing now for pride only. Travis DePree (201-F/C, college: Albion) stepped it up with 27 points and 14 rebounds. Christopher Jones pitched in 15 points and Sam Ney 13. Christian Schartz, who seems to be in a bit of a slump was held to 2 points but added 5 assists. T71 shot 63% from the field and 43 % from the 3 point line and dominated the war on the glass by a 35-23 margin. Amicale struggled from the three point line and the three point line where they went 4/16 and 10/17. It was a reallly tight match until T71 went on a huge 4th quarter run leading by as many as 13 points near the end.
T 71: 34 filed goals, 9 three pointers, 9 for 11 free throws, 35 rebounds, 12 fouls and 16 turnovers
Whitworth 20, Rajniak 25, Schumacher 25, Muller 6, Ruffato 7, also Hoffmann 3 and siebenbour 0
Amicale 30 field goals, 4 three pointers, 10 for 17 free throws, 23 rebounds, 12 fouls and 7 turnovers
De Pree 27, Ney 13, Schartz 2, Jones 15, Scholtes 9, also Rausch 0, Birenbaum 5, Kartheiser 0 and Haan 3
Score by quarters: 1st Q 23-23, Halftime 45-43, 3rd Q 62-61, Final 86-74
|B Superleague Standings|
|A League Standings|
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS|
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Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Gigantes de Guayana surprised Trotamundos de Carabobo and La Guaira BBC completed an astonishing sweep over Gaiteros del Zulia to extender their loosing streak, both important victories in their quest to get back to the playoffs positions in the LPB 2009 standings.
Gigantes de Guayana 94 - Trotamundos de Carabobo 87
Hermanas Gonzalez Arena - Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar
Quarter by quarter
GIG: 20-23-26-25= 94
TRO: 23-14-22-28= 87
GIG: Levi Stukes (188-G-84) 17 points, Kevin Palacios (203-F/C-84) 15 points, Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) 14 points and 6 rebounds, Pedro Montano (201-F-84) 13 points, Omar Quintero (183-G-81) 12 points, Ludwing Irazabal (201-C/F-73) 10 points and 7 rebounds, Nestor Moran (178-G-87) 6 points, Jose Ramos (198-F-71) 4 points, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 3 points, Daniel Macuare (190-F-84) 0 points, Jorge Leon (186-G-79) 0 points, David Ruiz (195-F-82) 0 points
TRO: Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) 23 points and 6 assists, Cedric Moodie (187-G-78) 18 points, Pedro Brito (202-F/C-82) 16 points and 6 rebounds, Mark Bortz (208-F/C-82) 10 points and 6 rebounds, Miguel Marriaga (206-C-84) 9 points, Leonardo Cappare (186-G-80) 6 points, Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) 3 points and 6 assists, Manuel Berroteran (185-G-80) 2 points and 5 assists, Richard Lugo (209-C-73) 0 points, Yorvis Umbria (203-F-85) 0 points
La Guaira BBC 89 - Gaiteros del Zulia 76
Jose Maria Vargas Arena - La Guaira, Vargas
Quarter by quarter
LG: 23-15-19-32= 89
GAI: 14-21-18-23= 76
LG: Mike Campbell (197-G/F-75) 20 points, Elvis Burguillos (194-G/F-82) 13 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 12 points
GAI: Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) 22 points, Alejandro Barrios (205-C-79) 17 points, Enielsen Guevara (204-F/C-82) 11 points
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Guaiqueries de Margarita surprised Gaiteros del Zulia in Maracaibo for their seventh straight defeat, while Marinos de Anzoategui completed a sweep over Cocodrilos de Caracas. Trotamundos de Carabobo had no problems against Panteras de Miranda, Guaros de Lara required extra time to take down La Guaira BBC and Toros de Aragua beat Gigantes de Guayana in a clash for the playoff spots.
Guaros de Lara 89 - La Guaira BBC 87 (ET)
Jose Maria Vargas Arena - La Guaira, Vargas
Quarter by quarter
LG: 15-18-22-22-10= 87
GUA: 22-15-18-22-12= 89
GUA: Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76) 20 points, Heissler Guillent (191-G-86) 17 points, Pablo Machado (207-C-77) 11 points, Albert White (197-G/F-77) 11 points, Jason Edwin (196-G/F-81) 11 points
LG: Andres Sandoval (193-G-83) 27 points, Mike Campbell (197-G/F-75) 21 points
MAR: Michael Gale (193-G-82) 32 points and 5 steals, Diego Guevara (184-G-77) 21 points and 6 assists, Hatila Passos (212-C-86) 13 points and 15 rebounds, Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) 11 points, Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) 10 points, Uka Agbai (203-F-81) 2 points and 6 rebounds, Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) 0 points, Jhon Romero (199-F-85) 0 points, Luis Sanchez (186-G-88) 0 points, Ruben Contreras (196-F-87) 0 points, Henry Caten (201-F-80) 0 points, Adan Reyes (183-G-83) 0 points
Marinos de Anzoategui 89 - Cocodrilos de Caracas 75
Luis Ramos Arena - Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui
Quarter by quarter
MAR: 21-28-15-25= 89
COC: 23-19-17-16= 75
COC: Bryant Smith (196-G/F-77) 17 points, Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 12 points, Carl Elliott (193-G-83) 11 points, 5 assists and 5 steals, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 11 points and 5 assists, Henry Paez (184-G-70) 8 points, Edner Elisma (205-F/C-75) 6 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 5 points, Juan Carlos Rodriguez (193-G-78) 2 points, Wladimir Saavedra (200-F-77) 2 points, Windi Graterol (204-C-86) 1 point, Juan Herrera (197-F-81) 0 points, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points
Guaiqueries de Margarita 89 - Gaiteros del Zulia 85
Belisario Aponte Arena - Maracaibo, Zulia
Quarter by quarter
GAI: 21-21-29-14= 85
GUAI: 14-19-25-31= 89
GUAI: Rogers Washington (198-F-77) 22 points, Kelvin Pena (193-G-81) 20 points, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 18 points, Chris Jackson (208-C-81) 18 points
GAI: Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) 26 points, Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) 16 points, Art Long (206-F/C-73) 15 points
Trotamundos de Carabobo 91 - Panteras de Miranda 90
Jose Joaquin Carrillo Arena - Caracas, D.C.
Quarter by quarter
PAN: 27-9-29-25= 90
TRO: 26-23-21-21= 91
TRO: Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) 25 points and 8 assists, Cedric Moodie (187-G-78) 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals, Richard Lugo (209-C-73) 20 points and 9 rebounds, Miguel Marriaga (206-C-84) 9 points, Mark Bortz (208-F/C-82) 6 points, Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) 5 points, Manuel Berroteran (185-G-80) 2 points, Leonardo Cappare (186-G-80) 0 points, Pedro Brito (202-F/C-82) 0 points, Yorvis Umbria (203-F-85) 0 points, Luis Carmona (191-F/G-90) 0 points, Ronald Guillen (206-C-84) 0 points
PAN: Eduardo Torres (195-F-81) 25 points and 5 steals, Devougn Lamont (208-F-84) 21 points and 6 rebounds, Roque Osorio (206-C-76) 17 points, Blake Walker (196-G/F-82) 13 points, Brian Latham (184-G-83) 8 points, 11 assists and 6 steals, Deivis Ananguren (192-F-85) 4 points, Darwin Jaramillo (192-F-86) 2 points, Derwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 0 points, Michael Flores (192-G-85) 0 points, Richard Mejias (187-G-78) 0 points, TomJim Colina (186-G-77) 0 points, Gustavo Montoya (197-F-86) 0 points
Toros de Aragua 90 - Gigantes de Guayana 76
El Limon Colisseum - Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar
Quarter by quarter
TOR: 16-25-19-30= 90
GIG: 15-15-19-27= 76
TOR: Amber Marin (208-C-81) 18 points and 7 rebounds, Kenya Capers (194-F-73) 17 points, Taliek Brown (186-G-82) 15 points and 5 steals, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 14 points, Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76) 11 points, Alejandro Flores (202-F-81) 9 points and 7 rebounds, Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 4 points, Luis Julio (199-F-80) 2 points, Rodrigo Rodriguez (198-F-80) 0 points, Jean Carlos Espinoza (190-G/F-74) 0 points, Fernando Lucena (182-G-86) 0 points, Jesus Urbina (201-F-84) 0 points
GIG: Levi Stukes (188-G-84) 16 points, Ludwing Irazabal (201-C/F-73) 11 points and 7 rebounds, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 10 points, Kevin Palacios (203-F/C-84) 9 points and 8 rebounds, Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) 9 points, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 8 points, Omar Quintero (183-G-81) 6 points, Pedro Montano (201-F-84) 5 points, Daniel Macuare (190-F-84) 2 points, Jose Ramos (198-F-71) 0 points, Jorge Leon (186-G-79) 0 points, Nestor Moran (178-G-87) 0 points
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- The strong performance of Diego Guevara allowed Marinos de Anzoategui to come back in the last quarter and defeat Cocodrilos de Caracas in the first of a two-game series in Puerto La Cruz.
Marinos de Anzoategui 100 - Cocodrilos de Caracas 98
Luis Ramos Arena - Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui
Quarter by quarter
MAR: 31-28-22-19= 100
COC: 25-28-19-26= 98
MAR: Diego Guevara (184-G-77) 29 points and 7 assists, Michael Gale (193-G-82) 21 points, Hatila Passos (212-C-86) 17 points, Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) 10 points, Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 steals, Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) 7 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals, Uka Agbai (203-F-81) 7 points, Ruben Contreras (196-F-87) 0 points, Luis Sanchez (186-G-88) 0 points, Henry Caten (201-F-80) 0 points, Jhon Romero (199-F-85) 0 points, Adan Reyes (183-G-83) 0 points
COC: Carl Elliott (193-G-83) 19 points and 5 assists, Edner Elisma (205-F/C-75) 19 points and 7 rebounds, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 17 points, Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 13 points and 7 rebounds, Bryant Smith (196-G/F-77) 13 points, Juan Herrera (197-F-81) 8 points, Juan Carlos Rodriguez (193-G-78) 5 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 2 points, Windi Graterol (204-C-86) 2 points, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points, Wladimir Saavedra (200-F-77) 0 points, Henry Paez (184-G-70) 0 points
ATLANTA, GA, April 27, 2009 The WBA Exposure League held open tryouts on April 17-18 at Agnes Scott College in Decatur GA. The event was a huge success attracting talented Pro-Ball hopefuls from origins near and far, all determined to show the WBA whose game was best.
Friday April 17th at 9am, over 100 Aspiring Pro-Ballers entered the Agnes Scott College Gymnasium for registration. With both excitement and anticipation in their eyes the players eagerly lined up and awaited their team assignments and jersey numbers. True to his mission of teaching and developing players, WBA founder and owner of the Buford Majic Leroy McMath along with Commissioner and former Manager/Coach of the Year, Lionel Garret gave an introduction of the WBA, its benefits and potential exposure.
Following the introduction GM and Head Coach of the Decatur Court Kings Reggie Fox along with Commissioner Garret, lead the players in warm-ups/drills. The warm-ups consisted of Body Stretching, Exhausting Suicides, By the Book Lay-ups and Astonishingly Accurate Free Throws. During warm-ups it was easy to see that these men came to play, a fact that became even more evident as the games began.
When the buzzer went off and the games began, each player tried their best to demonstrate their abilities on the court. Stamina, form, accuracy of shots and the ability to operate as part of a team were just a few of the skills looked for by Coach Fox. The teams moved up and down the court each trying their best to shine. Pro Ball handling skills, fade-away 3-pointers and two handed dunks were just a few of the feachered moves. One player whose skills completely overshadowed his frame was Alice Lloyd Colleges, William Dillard (5'8''-G). The 58, 155lb point guard showed an exceptional ability to lead his team and put points on the board However the Tryout Camps Most Outstanding Player was 67, 202lb Bennie Lewis (6'7''-G/F) of Benedict College.
The following day brought new tryout games, with Coach Fox closely examining and taking notes. At the end of the event, the coaches and staff had gathered a significant amount of information and were ready to consider their draft picks, but not before one of the WBA hopefuls wowed the crowed at in the Agnes Scott gym by shattering the backboard following a powerful dunk!
The 2009 WBA Exposure League Team Assignments are as follows:
Rome Rage, Rome GA
Derrick Sams 6-3 180lbs G Coosa High School
Darnell Kimble (6'8''-F-86) 6-7 240lbs PF Washburn University
Gus Chuse 6-4 240lbs F
Chris Coffey 6-11 230lbs FC Martin Method College
John Wright 6-3 170lbs G
Buford Majic-Buford, GA
Martinis Woody 6-8 225lbs PF Benedict College, Sc
David Wine 6-3 200lbs G
Lekheythan Malone (6'6''-F-85) 6-6 205lbs SG,SF
Antonio Mincy 6-2 185lbs SG GA State University
Darius Lane (5'11''-G, college: Charleston So.) 5-9 170lbs PG Benedict College
Decatur Court Kings-Decatur, GA
Tony Marajo (6'9''-C-81, college: West Plains JC) 6-9 245lbs PF
Mike Sherrod (6'2''-G-82, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Rutgers) 6-2 190lbs PG Rutgers University, Brooklyn NY
Mickell Vickers (6'5''-F-86) 6-5 215lbs G NYIT
Bennie Lewis 6-8 210lbs SG Benedict College
Kenyatta Poole 6-2 185lbs PG Flint North Western High
Cartersville-Baseline Warriors, Cartersville, GA
Tyrone Eboigbe 6-6 190lbs PF Creak Side High
David Graham (6'4''-G-85) 6-4 205lbs PG,SG,SF
Andrew Jones 6-3 176lbs PG Miles College
Abel Adams 6-0 200lbs PG Bronx Manhattan Community College, NY
Jason Sizer... 6-0 195lbs G University of Illinois
Memphis Blues-Memphis, TN
Gariel Brownlee (6'6''-F-79, college: Miles) 6-7 225lbs SG,SF Miles College
Justin Blevins (6'7''-F/C-85, college: Cent.Michigan) 6-7 256lbs F Mid Michigan Destroyers (PBL)
Corey Hairston (6'3''-G/F) 6-3 198lbs SF Alice Lloyd College
William Dillard 5-8 155lbs PG Alice Lloyd College
Lerry Williams (-G) 6-3 185lbs SG,PG
Tupelo Rock-N-Rollers-Tupelo, MS
Kendrick Fox (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Mississippi) 6-6 230lbs SF The University of Mississippi
Sirdonta Washington (6'6''-F) 6-6 220 F Alcorn State University
Deon Sharps (6'8''-F) 6-8 231lbs F
Timothy Polk 6-8 210lbs F Georgia State University
Jabbar Grayson 6-1 168lbs SG Miles College Birmingham, AL
The WBA Exposure League is meant to teach, develop, and expose basketball players to the NBA, D-League, CBA, and International Scouts, while providing each community with an exciting brand of basketball and entertainment. My vision is also for the WBA to be a liaison to the Pro-Leagues and to let coaches and players know that there is life beyond college basketball even if youre not drafted into the NBA exclaimed Mr. McMath. The exciting 2009 playing season jumps off May 23rd.
See the official WBA Exposure League website [www.wbaball.net]for game locations, time and ticketing information. Media inquires contact Trea Davenport at 678.523.3088, for general WBA info contact the WBA office at 770.904.5081.
Contact: Trea Davenport
Director of Media Relations WBA Exposure League
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By Maarouf Mawloud
A small interview with Chafik Akiki concerning the final...
This is the 5th consecutive year for Homentmen Antelias being in the final against Antranik Beirut. It was a very hard and nice serie V/s Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut who improved their game lately and is being a great offensive team threat. We had to make different changes and modifications to our defense after each game since we were dealing with a great offense reader ' Emma Eskidjian (-C-71) ' who was every time finding the solution to make her teammates open for the shot... Our team is improving its game day after day, but the main key of our success is our defense.
Concerning the final, Antranik Beirut is a very good experienced team who knows dealing with every situation on the court... from our side, we respect our opponent and we're under preparation for the coming serie and I hope that it will be a nice one.
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Last night Mersin tied the series over Samsun as they beat them 81:78. It was another thriller from both teams that definitely both could deserve a place in the Final. Mersin opened the game with 20:19 after the opening quarter and pushed the tempo later in the half. The hosts increased their lead to 7 more points producing 21-14 in the second frame. Samsun did not panic and came back from the changing rooms with an excellent 24-17 in the third stanza. The most exciting period was the last one and the hosts were managed to take 81:78 victory after 23-21 in it. Mistie Williams (191-C-83, college: Duke) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Lindsey Harding (173-G-84, college: Duke) netted 13. Erlana Larkins (185-F-86, agency: 540 Sports, college: N.Carolina) collected 23 points and 18 rebounds for the visiting side.
Galatasaray reduced the gap to 1-2 against the Winner of the Regular Season, Fenerbahce after 76:66 in the home game. The win was reached due to the third period when the hosts produced 22-10 to take the initial victory in the Semifinal clash. Young led all the winners with 23 points, while Seimone Augustus (185-G-84, college: LSU) supported her with 22. Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) top-scored for the guests with 18 points.
Tonight Galatasaray faces Fenerbahce in another thriller expected in the country. Samsun will host Mersin in the decisive game on April 29th.