EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/29/2009Copyright © 1997-2009 Eurobasket
|ARAB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|Arab Club Championships Standings|
24th April, 2009
Hydro Power 54
Vandel Fuller 15 pts 9 rebs
Frank Fuller 10 pts 1 block
Benque Westside 34
Keaton Pollard 18 pts
Stephen Dickson 6pts
St. Ignatius 26
Akeem Thomas 14 pts
Uwani Arzu 6 pts
Vandell Fuller 20 pts 11 rebs 1block
Otto Coleman 6 pts 7 rebs
Game 3 - Belize Bank Veterans forfeited their game to Hydro Power
25th April, 2009
Game 1 Tuff Enuff Rebels nor Belize Bank Veterans didnt show up
GAME 2 this is a must win for either team
Ervin Orosco 16 pts
Shane Rosales 12 pts 6 rebs
Tyrone Rodgriguez 12 pts
Hardtime Hustlers 57
Floyd (Big Jim) Moro 20 pts 11 rebs
Omar Yacab 18 pts
Jerome (Diggy) Garcia 9 pts
Hardtime Hustlers win puts them in the playoff vs Belmopan Trojans. Flames lost eliminates
them from playoff contention.
Cougars Club 62
Christian Rodriguez (188-G/F) (Rod) 18 pts
Jamaal Harris 14 pts 8 rebs
Dorian Jones (186-G) 10 pts 10 rebs
Perkup Blazers 61
Rhetton Belisle (186-G) 17 pts
Erick Reyes 13 pts
Denver Gillett (188-F) 9 pts
Playoff starts this Holiday weekend with for games to be played on Thursday and Friday
Thursday 30th April, 2009 Game 1 (U-18) O-Ballaz vs SHC
Game 2 (U-18) Mt. Carmel vs Christ for Life
Game 3 (O-21) Belmopan Trojans vs Hardtime Hustlers
Game 4 (Srs.) Cougars Club vs Perkup Blazers
Friday 1st May, 2009 Game 1 (O-21) SHC vs Hydro
Game 2 (O-35) Hydro Power vs Tuff Enuff Rebels
Game 3 (O-35) Belmopan Bandits vs Belize Bank Veterans
Game 4 (Srs.) E-3 Stars vs Christ for Life
3-2 and the Rabbits cut the series lead.
Everyone thought it was over and down, after Bakken killed the Rabbits at home, but this is why basketball is such a fun game to follow. Svendborg somehow found a way to duplicate their great play and determination from game 3.
With their backs against the wall Svendborg surprised everyone in the NRGI Arena in Aarhus.
Maybe Bakken was already celebrating the Championship?
Bakken shot 38 percent overall from the floor versus Svendborg's 50 percent.
Svendborg came out the strongest, but Bakken was able to gain back some ground in the second quarter.
The Rabbits maintained their lead, and going into the fourth quarter with great play and effectiveness Svendborg expanded this lead to 21 points.
To add insult to injury, another Svendborg push saw the lead grow to 27 points and the end result of 63-90.
The saying goes: 'It ain't no fun when the Rabbit's got the gun.' And on this night Johnell Smith was the gunman!
But can Svendborg keep it up?
Crazy game, crazy series, and much more to come on Thursday! WOW!
Bakken: Andreas Jakobsen (187-G-83, college: Columbia (MO)) 15 points, Ivan Miskovic (203-F/C-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) 14 points and 6 rebounds.
Svendborg: Johnell Smith 27 points, 12 boards, 6 assists and 6 steals, Ivan Hoger (225-C-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) 18 points and 11 boards.
Daniel Horton (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Michigan) came out from college as one of the most promising guards in 2006 signing a temporary contract with Miami Heat. The last years Daniel Horton is playing in Europe to get experience and grow his skills in order be ready and return one day in the NBA.
You had a great career in NCAA playing in a top school, you signed in Miami Heat but you left shortly, why you did not make it? Do you believe now you are ready to try again to get a secure contract in NBA or you are familiar playing in Europe?
Daniel Horton: Honestly, I have no idea why I didn't make it. I was told it was a 'numbers game', meaning they just didn't have any room to keep me. I was very disappointed because I felt like I had played well enough and deserved to be there. It just wasn't in God's plan for me. And I will always be ready to try to take advantage of an opportunity to make it to the NBA. That is still my dream, eventhough I love playing in Europe.
How was your first experience in Europe, playing for Pinar Karsiyaka?
Daniel Horton: My first European experience was rough for me. I really struggled being out of the country for an extended period of time. I had been out of the U.S. a couple times already but never for months at a time, so I wasnt ready. I also played for three differen't coaches the couple of months I was there so that made it even tougher on the court. But overall it was a good experience for me; Turkey is a beautiful country and the fans of KSK were great.
It seems that the French league fits you, you played there for two teams with success. Whats your opinion about the France Pro-A league?
Daniel Horton: I really like the French Pro-A league because it is similar to the way basketball is played in the U.S. I think its that way because the league has alot of young talent and it is a very athletic league as a whole. No quite like the NBA but its very good. I also like the fact that there is more stability in the French league as well. I think I have been fortunate to plan for good clubs with very good coaches. Alain Weisz is one of my favorite coaches I have ever played for.
You last played for Pau Orthez, a team with history in France but they are having problems to stay in the league. Why they are in this difficult situation in your opinion?
Daniel Horton: I think that Pau is struggling this year because they are very young and and dont have alot of experience. I think next year and the years to come they will get back to where they are used to being if they keep that talent together; and keep coach Mopsis as the coach. He is a very good coach and has proven that he is the right leader for the club as the coach.
What leagues you are planning to try the following years?
Daniel Horton: I want to try whatever league that has a team or a club that wants me. In particular, I would love to play in Spain or Italy, maybe Russia as well. i am willing to play anywhere as long as its the right fit for my family and I. Hopefully I keep improving and a major club wants to bring me in to be their point guard.
Which aspect in your game you must improve and whats your strong point?
Daniel Horton: Right now I must improve my phycial conditioning. I had shoulder surgery in December so my physical conditioning isn't where I want it to be. I have been working hard at it but I still have a long way to go. I think the strong point of my game is my ability to lead and make plays. I always prided myself on making the right play and thats what I will continue to do.
If you could pick one player for your next team, who would it be and why?
Daniel Horton: Austin Nichols. He is hands down the best shooter I have ever played with, maybe the best shooter I've ever seen. We have good chemistry when we are on the court together and he competes hard everyday in practice and games. You realy cant ask for more from a teammate. I would also want to play with my brother, Jason Horton. He is a very good point guard and I think we would compliment each other very well. Alomst like thunder and lighting, because he is lighting quick with the ball. It also would be great to experience another country with my brother.
|BJ League Standings|
DELFI SMG Agency announced that one of most prospect U18 basketball players in region and ex basketball player of Basketball Club Niksic Filip Barovic (206-F-90) singed new 4 year contract whit Basketball Club Buducnost from Podgorica. Barovic have many offre from other basketball clubs from Italy,Serbia,Spain and Greece but he take decision to stay in Montenegro.
In same way Goran Gajovic (199-G/F-88) singed contract whit Basketball Club Priomorje from Herceg Novi until end of basketball season 2008-2009. Both basketball player singed contract whit new basketball club after judgment of Arbitral Committee of Basketball Federation for brake out old contract whit Basketball Club Niksic.
Ibdaa vs. Orthodoxi Ramallah 89 77
One of the most beautiful games to watch in the league, both teams didnt lose one game half way, two complete teams with locals and two strong imports. Ibdaa the unbeatable is leading the league but still has a couple of strong games ahead of them, against Orthodoxi Beit Jala, Sariyet Ramallah & De La Salle.
While Orthodoxi Ramallah known for their strong defense and skilled shooting guards didnt make it easy for Ibdaa, playing hard till the last second & still yet to have several strong games against Saryiet Ramallah & De La Salle. Ibdaa led the first quarter, tying the second & leading the fourth through Jimmy Williams (196-G-86, college: Alders.-Broad.) who stood out in the game scoring 37 points having 10 rebounds & 5 beautiful assists, while Yahia Al Khatib (190-G-77) had 4 smooth 3pointers scoring 22points while Iyad Yousef Abdalla (205-C-80) was unstoppable under basket having over 10 rebounds scoring 12points along with Nader Yousef & Munir Barakat.
However, the experience of Ghassan Elayan of Orthodoxi Ramallah along with Ahmad Deeb, Mohammed Khalili and Ahmad Ameen great skills & shots with Ramzi AlMasou under basket , as well as Justin Williams who had a big share in leading the team.
1st 26 14, 2nd 22-22, 3rd 14-19, 4th 27 22
AlBireh vs. AlFara 79 - 74
A close game that showed same level of playing at some point, AlFara started off more focused while AlBireh took their time to get into the game but led from the second quarter onwards.
AlBireh was led by Fuad Jarrars strong drives and great shots along with Mustafa Yasers shots with Mohammed Hirmas rebounds & Ahmad Awadallah while AlFaraa players who stood out were Ahmad Saed, Ashraf Biladi, Fares Waleed, Saif Nazmi and Osama Bahdawi.
1st 18 27, 2nd 18-10, 3rd 17-16, 4th 26-21
- Two Exciting hard to predict Beautiful Games will take place tom the 29th of April in Bethlehem
Sariyet Ramallah vs. Orthodoxi Ramalllah
Ibdaa vs. Orthodoxi Beit
- De La Salle lost their first game in the Arab Clubs tournament against AlManameh AlBahraini 74 92
- De La Salle next game in the Arab Clubs tournament against Tilal AlYamani is at 6pm 29th of April
|Liga UPC Standings|
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- La Guaira BBC ended a five-game winning streak of Guaros de Lara, while Guaiqueries de Margarita was able to sweep Gaiteros del Zulia at their own court, something that hadn't happened since 1998. Toros de Aragua completed a sweep over Gigantes de Guayana and Panteras de Miranda is still alive and defeated Trotamundos de Carabobo.
La Guaira BBC 95 - Guaros de Lara 87
Jose Maria Vargas Arena - La Guaira, Vargas
Quarter by quarter
LG: 14-25-22-34= 95
GUA: 19-25-28-15= 87
GUA: Jason Edwin (196-G/F-81) 16 points, Heissler Guillent (191-G-86) 15 points, Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76) 12 points
LG: Edgar Lugo (189-G-82) 19 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 18 points, Victor Gonzalez (200-F-69) 16 points
Guaiqueries de Margarita 86 - Gaiteros del Zulia 82
GUAI: 18-18-21-29= 86
GUAI: Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 21 points, Chris Jackson (208-C-81) 19 points
GAI: Alejandro Barrios (205-C-79) 23 points, Chris Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) 18 points
Panteras de Miranda 84 - Trotamundos de Carabobo 82
Jose Joaquin Carrillo Arena - Caracas, D.C.
Quarter by quarter
PAN: 17-21-19-27= 84
TRO: 24-17-23-18= 82
TRO: Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) 23 points, Cedric Moodie (187-G-78) 20 points, Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) 10 points, Miguel Marriaga (206-C-84) 9 points, Mark Bortz (208-F/C-82) 9 points, Richard Lugo (209-C-73) 8 points and 10 rebounds, Leonardo Cappare (186-G-80) 3 points, Manuel Berroteran (185-G-80) 2 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: Devougn Lamont (208-F-84) 16 points, Eduardo Torres (195-F-81) 15 points, Blake Walker (196-G/F-82) 13 points, Brian Latham (184-G-83) 11 points, Deivis Ananguren (192-F-85) 8 points, Darwin Jaramillo (192-F-86) 7 points, Roque Osorio (206-C-76) 6 points, Derwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 2 points, Michael Flores (192-G-85) 2 points, Richard Mejias (187-G-78) 2 points, TomJim Colina (186-G-77) 2 points, Edgar Sifontes (185-F-85) 0 points
Toros de Aragua 86 - Gigantes de Guayana 67
El Limon Colisseum - Maracay, Aragua
Quarter by quarter
TOR: 30-19-22-15= 86
GIG: 23-11-19-14= 67
TOR: Kenya Capers (194-F-73) 29 points, Alejandro Flores (202-F-81) 16 points and 10 rebounds, Taliek Brown (186-G-82) 15 points, Amber Marin (208-C-81) 8 points, Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76) 7 points, Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 4 points, Jesus Urbina (201-F-84) 4 points, Luis Julio (199-F-80) 3 points, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 0 points, Rodrigo Rodriguez (198-F-80) 0 points, Jean Carlos Espinoza (190-G/F-74) 0 points, Alejandro Otaiza (190-F-76) 0 points
GIG: Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) 14 points and 7 rebounds, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 12 points, Omar Quintero (183-G-81) 10 points, Daniel Macuare (190-F-84) 6 points, Jose Ramos (198-F-71) 6 points, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 5 points, Kevin Palacios (203-F/C-84) 4 points, Ludwing Irazabal (201-C/F-73) 3 points and 7 rebounds, Pedro Montano (201-F-84) 3 points, Levi Stukes (188-G-84) 2 points, Jorge Leon (186-G-79) 2 points, Nestor Moran (178-G-87) 0 points
Cartersville, GA - The Cartersville-Baseline Warriors of the WBA and SEBL will play an exhibition game against the All-Army Elite Men's Basketball team in Saturday May 2, 2009 at 1PM at Fort Gillem.
The game is a tune up for the All Army team as they prepare for the Armed Forces Tournament of Champions later in May. Bobby Rouse who is the General Manager of the Cartersville Warriors of the WBA will coach the team in the exhibition.
The roster for Saturday will consist of:
Jeremy Law (6'3''-G-82, Jacksonville State) of Cartersville Baseline Warriors - Whitfield, AL
Andrew Jones - 6'3'-SG-82, Miles College) - Dallas, GA
David Graham (6'4''-G-85, College: Georgetown (NAIA)
A.J. Mastin (6'2''-G-83, college: So.Polytechnic St.) - Chatanooga,TN
Karl Hollingsworth (6'3''-F/G-82, Stetson Univ.) of Cartersville Baseline Warriors - Stockbridge, GA
Shannon Chambers (6'7''-F-81, college: Charleston) - Los Angeles, CA
Robert Cox (6'5''-G/F-84, Southern Poly Tech) of Cartersville Baseline Warriors - Macon, GA
Ozzie Henderson (6'6''-F-84, college: Edward Waters) - Jacksonville, FL
Kedrione Harris (6'7''-F/C, college: Ft.Valley St.) - Fort Valley, GA
Xavier Morton (6'9''-F/C-80, Clark-Atlanta) of Cartersville Baseline Warriors - Atlanta, GA
Donovan McMullen (6'10''-C-85, Reinhardt College) of Cartersville Baseline Warriors - McDonough, GA
Justin Billingslea (6'10''-F-85, Georgia State) of Cartersville Baseline Warriors - Atlanta, GA
Coach: Bobby Rouse
The game will also assist the Warriors in preparations for the upcoming 2009 WBA spring season which kicks off on May 29th. The Warriors will have tryouts on May 23rd, and immediately begin Vet Camp on May 24th. For more information contact Bobby Rouse at email@example.com or visit http://www.wbawarriors.com
|AUSTRALIA - Women|
|BELGIUM - Women|
|BOSNIA - Women|
|BULGARIA - Women|
|CANADA - Women|
|FYR MACEDONIA - Women|
|HOLLAND - Women|
|LITHUANIA - Women|
|LMKL Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Aglinskaite, Ruta 20.8|
2 Petronyte, TEO 18.5
3 Milieskiene, Lem 17.2
4 Marmiene, Laisve 15.8
5 Langhorne, TEO 14.8
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Balciunaite, Aistes 9.9|
2 Petronyte, TEO 9.7
3 Preskienyte, Alytus 8.1
4 Langhorne, TEO 8.1
5 Svaryte, Ruta 7.8
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Zygelyte, Lemm 5.9|
2 Rinkeviciute, TEO 3.3
3 Sauliute, Arvi 3.2
4 Bimbaite, TEO 3.0
5 Gutkauskaite, Ruta 2.8
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Balciunaite, Aistes 3.8|
2 Bimbaite, TEO 3.2
3 Gutkauskaite, Ruta 3.0
|Blocks Per Game|
|1 Petronyte, TEO 3.0|
2 Alminaite, Laisve 2.8
3 Paugaite, Arvi 1.5
|1 Langhorne, TEO 69.0|
2 Staugaitiene, TEO 66.5
3 Petronyte, TEO 61.7
|1 Sauliute, Arvi 44.3|
2 Staugaitiene, TEO 42.5
3 Sniokaite, Arvi 41.5
|1 Pacauskiene, Arvi 85.1|
2 Naideniene, Lemm 84.6
3 Raugaite, Laisve 84.3
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|NCAA1 - Women|
|PALESTINE - Women|
|POLAND - Women|
|PORTUGAL - Women|
|RUSSIA - Women|
|TURKEY - Women|