EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 6/18/2009Copyright © 1997-2009 Eurobasket
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Base Oostende announced today the arrival of Serbian center Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84) who is due to sign with them today.
This past season he played 12 games in the Adriatic league where he averaged 17.6 ppg and 3.7 rpg. He also played 7 games in the Serbian league and 4 in the Eurocup. Vladan played the past 4 seasons for Hemofarm Vrsac. He missed most of the past season with an injury.
He was a member of the Serbian U20 and U21 teams as well as the Serbian University NT in 2007.
Earlier this week the team already announced that Serbian guard Ivan Paunic (194-G-87) has agreed to extend his contract through the 2009-2010 season.
Paunic averaged 9.1 ppg and 2.3 rpg this past season, his first for Base Oostende.
The BECOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT continued over the weekend with the continuation of the Playoffs
FRIDAY June 12th, 2009
Mt. Carmel 51
Johan (Cotto) Bermudez 18
Neon Harris 14
Michael Williams 12
Shelton Defour Jr. 19
Vandel Fuller 10
Elliot (Tito) Bermudez 8
This Championship Series is Tied 1-1. Championship Game will be played Friday to decide the
Mark OBrien 19
Shannon Guzman 16
Jimmy Rudon 9
Perkup Blazers 63
Don Williams 12
Rhetton Belisle (186-G) 12
Benedict Terry (196-F-87) 12
E3 leads best of 3 Series 1 0 in the Senior Division
Saturday 13th June
Cougars Club 50
Christian Rodriguez (188-G/F) 17
Albert (Meely) Garcia 9
Christ For Life 62
Lindy Gill 19
Korie Williams 13
Mark Gentle 13
Christ For Life wins 3rd Place in the Senior Division
Belmopan Bandits 53
Clifford King 13
Clive Sutherland 10
Fred Morter 8
Hydro Power 33
Douglas Smith 14
Shelton Defour Sr. 6
Samuel (Spop) Martinez 6
This O-35 series is tied 1-1. The Deciding game will be played on Friday to decide the 0-35 Champion
Belmopan Trojans 52
Sheng-Li Arnold 11
Don Williams 11
Daniel Nolberto 11
Hydro Power 47
Vandel Fuller 12
Garret Bermudez 11
Frank Fuller 10
Belmopan Trojans is the Champions of the U-21 Division winning the Best of 3 Series 2 - 0
Playoff Games scheduled for this weekend
Friday June 19h Game 1 (U-18) Mount Carmel vs O-Ballaz(Championship Game)
Game 2 (O-35) Hydro Power vs Belmopan Bandits (Championship Game)
Game 3 (Seniors) Perkup Blazers vs E3 (Game 2)
Saturday June 20th Game 1 (U-21) Sacred Heart College vs Hardtime Hustlers (3rdrd Place Game)
Game 2 (Seniors) Perkup Blazers vs E3 (Game 3 if Necessary)
The brazilian team Ciser/Araldite/Univille/Joinville secures sponsorship for more 2 seasons and renewed with 5 players for season 2009/2010. According their official site,Espiga Soares (187-G-72) , Fabio Catarina (192-F-81), Shilton dos Santos (198-F/C-82), Romulo, Tiagao de Lima (201-C/F-81) are confirmed for next season. Semifinalists in last NBB, they are also in talks with Andre Luiz Manteiguinha (192-G-81) and Jefferson Sobral (203-F-80), who made a good impression helping the team to reach the semifinals. Head Coach Alberto Bial must stay, he is satisfied with the work done by players, assistants and the support by local fans.
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TBB Trier have been known for their love of signing American boys, but now they have shown some passion for their neighbour signing Luxemburg national player Samy Picard (195-F-88). He is a 21 year old 195 small forward, but could also see some time at the shooting guard position for TBB Trier next season. He played for the Musel Pikes since 2005 and has rapidly developed the last years increasing his points total from 17,2 to 18,9 to 21,4 and 6,0 rebounds. He also led his team to back to back final appearances in the Luxemburg league. He really flourished in the playoffs avergaing 29 points per game. He played in the 2009 Luxemburg Allstar game His coach in Luxemburg was Frank Baum, who was assistant coach in Trier for many years.
The signing of Picard is the first time in the history of TBB Trier that a Luxemburg player has played for the Mosel city. Picard is seen as one of the biggest Luxemberg talents and he will need to get used to other training habits in Germany as in Luxemburg, he was used to practicing only 3-4 times a week. Triers player recruiting manager Mike Wolter is convinced of his ability. 'The performance difference between Germany and Luxemburg is big. Sami is coming with a lot of motivation. He knows that he can profit from the experienced players. I am sure he will fight for every minute', said Mike Wolter. Picard has gained some international experience playing for the U-18 National team at the European Championships in Sibiu Romania in 2006 averaging in 7 games: 22.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 47.7%, 3FGP: 28%, FT: 87.9%. He is a member of the Luxemburg national team since 2007.
Picard might be the most talented Luxemburg player at the moment, but TBB Trier knows that they cant expect any special miracles from the 21 year old. 'His first year will be a learning experience. We are all excited how he will develop', commented TBB Trier manager Lothar Hermeling. TBB Trier expect a lot from him, but will carefully let him develop and therefore have given him a three year contract.
Mario Wuysang (177-G-79) led the campaign of Indonesia in the last FIBA-Asia tournament by placing 12th place ahead of Hong Kong, Kuwait, India and UAE. Iran won the title.
Whether luck will be with Indonesia in the FIBA-Asia draw or not is a mystery until the groups are finalized after a lottery at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tianjin, China, on June 17, 2009.
Iran, Lebanon, Korea and Kazakhstan are seeded to head each of the four brackets in the tournament based on the Tokushima results from No. 1 to No. 4. China is allowed to choose its bracket as the host countrys privilege and will select to start the third round or after two teams are listed in each group. The rest of the slots will be filled by lottery.
There are 16 countries participating in the competition from the five FIBA-Asia zones of East Asia, Southeast Asia, West Asia, the Gulf and Middle Asia. The top three finishers will earn tickets to represent Asia at the World Championships in Turkey next year.
Aside from host China as automatic qualifier, the other teams playing in the Aug. 6-16 FIBA-Asia conclave are the five teams that made it via the Stankovic Cup Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Qatar and India, two teams from the Gulf United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two teams from West Asia Iran and Lebanon, two teams from Southeast Asia the Philippines and Indonesia, two teams from East Asia Korea and Japan, and two teams from Middle Asia Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka.
Meanwhlle, a breaking news, Chinese-Taipei will replace Bahrain due to the latter withdrawal.Chinese Taipei finished sixth in Tokushima.
Omar Krayem (185-G-86) of California Baptist University (USA)
Ali Kanaan (206-F) of U. of Massach. - Lowell (USA)
Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82) of Erdemirspor Belediyesi (TUR)
Jackson Vroman (208-C/F-81) of Mahram (IRI)
Ali Mahmoud (182-G-83) of Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Rodrigue Akl (185-G-88) of Blue Stars
Rony Fahed (182-G-81) of Sagesse Hekmeh Beirut
Omar El Turk (186-G-81) of Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Elie Estephane (190-G/F) of Champville
Fadi El Khatib (197-F-79) of Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Mazen Mneimneh (192-G-86) of Al Moutahed Tripoli
Brian Feghali (204-F-77) of Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Jad Bitar (202-F/C-88) of Blue Stars
Ali Fakhreddine (202-C-83) of Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Bassem Balaa (198-F/C-81) of Sagesse Hekmeh Beirut
Jean Abd El Nour
Elie Roustom (191-F-87) of Al Moutahed Tripoli
Matt Freije (206-F-81) of Criollos de Caguas (PUR)
Head Coach: Dragan Raca
Lithuanian U-18 national team begins preparations for the European Championship. The candidates are:
Jonas Valanciunas (211-C-92)
Mindaugas Kupsas (211-C-91)
Giedrius Staniulis (205-C/F-91)
Saulius Kulvietis (204-F-91)
Povilas Duchovskis (203-F-91)
Karolis Brusokas (202-F-91)
Gilvydas Biruta (200-F-91)
Domantas Pipiras (201-F-91)
Darius Tarvydas (198-F-91)
Rimvydas Brencius (200-F-92)
Osvaldas Matulionis (199-F-91)
Deividas Nazarovas (195-G-91)
Tadas Rinkunas (194-G-91)
Mantas Kadzevicius (193-G-91)
Dovydas Redikas (193-G-92)
Paulius Dambrauskas (191-G-91)
Augustas Peciukevicius (190-G-91)
Paulius Knyza (190-G-91)
Karolis Timofejevas (190-G91)
Vytenis Cizauskas (189-G-92)
Ovidijus Varanauskas (186-G-91)
Head coach of the team will be Marius Linartas .
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Luxembourg 74 - Iceland 66
Luxembourg claimed the silver medal in basketball in Cyprus with an 8 point victory over Iceland, knocking their opponent out of a chance for a medal. With a great start, Luxembourg found itself up by 9 at the end of the 1st period. Iceland took complete control of the game in the second quarter holding Luxembourg to only 8 points while scoring 15 to go into the half 33-31 for Luxembourg. In the final 2 periods, Luxembourg held its ground and snuck past Iceland to claim silver in the Games. Martin Rajniak (205-F-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) again paced Luxembourg with 27 points. Larrie Smith (195-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) had 19 points and 13 rebounds. Jairo Delgado (192-F-85), who was a steady performer during all his minutes at the games finished with 13 points and 4 assists. Samy Picard (195-F-88) took 9 rebounds. No player for Iceland reached double figures in scoring.
Luxembourg: 27 field goals, 4 three pointers, 16 for 22 free throws, 43 rebounds, 23 fouls, 9 assists, 10 steals and 15 turnovers
Schumacher 6, J. DelGado 13, Picard 7, Smith 19, Rajniak 27, also N. DelGado 0 Hoffmann 2 and Scholtes 0
Iceland: 22 field goals, 8 three ponters, 14 for 22 free throws, 37 rebounds, 21 fouls, 10 assists, 6 steals and 18 turnovers
M. Gunnarsson 3, Ermolinskji 8, F. Olafsson 4, L. Gunnarsson 9, Porvaldsson 7, P. Olafsson 8,
Fouled out: 37' Hoffman(Lux), 39' F. Olafsosson(Ice); Unsportsmanlike fouls: 37' Schumacher(Lux), 38' M. Gunnarsson(Ice); Technical foul: 39' F. Olafsson(Ice)
Score by quarters: 1st Q 25-16, Halftime 33-31, 3rd Q 53-49, Final 74-66
Host Cyprus took Gold as expected and Andorra the Bronze. It was the seventh time for Cyprus to win the gold. Other years Cyprus won in basketball were 1985, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2005. The XIII Games of the Small States of Europe 2009 have come to an end. Cyprus handed over the Games Flag to Liechtenstein - the nation that will host the XIV GSSE in 2011, which may also see a debut from Montenegro. Cyprus won the overall games with 59 golds, 47 silvers and 33 bronze medals for a total of 139 points. Iceland came in second overall with 32 golds, 24 silvers and 25 bronze medals for 81 points. Luxembourg placed third claiming 26 gold medals, 17 silvers and 19 bronze medals for a total of 62 points.
After a succsesful season in Puerto Rico, we caught up with James Life (194-G-83, college: Massachusetts) for an interview to get to know the man behind the player.
What was the highlight of your season?
When I blocked a jumpshot on one end and I ended up dunking it on the
other end for the game winning basket on the road.
What do you enjoy most about the game of basketball?
What the game has done for me is priceless! But hitting a 27-footer on
the road is a great feeling late in the 4th Quarter.
Who is James Life off the basketball court?
I am an all around great person, but I am the type of guy that is
always trying to find ways to do better in life as well as on the
What do you enjoy most about Puerto Rico?
Playing competitive basketball on a vacation island.
Which players do you model your game after?
JR Smith type of guy mixed with Rip Hamilton.
If you weren't a professional basketball player, what would you
like do for a career?
Teach athletes the individual games and make them complete players offensively.
How do you prepare for big games?
The same way I prepare for any game. Every game is big and what has
made me successful on the court, I have to stick with it. No need to
change things up for one night. I bring it every game.
What are your goals for life outside of basketball?
Not to struggle and be a great father one day.
What are your goals for your basketball career?
Be the best I can be and try with all my heart to help every team I
play for win a championship.
Who has had the greatest influence on your life?
My mother, without a doubt. He is someone who has been through all of the
struggles. She made a whole lot of nothing into a whole lot of
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|T.P.B.L. Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|ray williams (midland) 34ppg|
dee hudson ( west tx storm) 26ppg
|Assists Per Game|
|charles tatum(midland) 8apg|
ray williams (midland) 8apg
dee hudson (west tx storm) 6apg
|tpbl all time scoring leader - Tracy Braziel San Angelo chaparrals(5,483 POINTS)|
most points in a single game- Orlando Banks -Abilene Force(71 points- 2005)
most rebounds in a single game- Jimmy Taylor(West Tx Storm) - 26 rebounds(2006)
best regular season record (18-2) Dallas City Express (2001)
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The United States Basketball Association announces their inaugural season opening on April 7, 2010. The league will take an aggressive posture by activating 18 teams housed in 3 divisions. Permanente home gymnasiums of each individual team are in the process of being completed. 'Barring any unforeseen challenges, we will tip off on Wednesday night, April 7, 2010, we have agreements in place to use gymnasium for 14 of our teams already, the colleges and universities that we planned to occupy this year, understood the challenges we faced in 2009 and they graciously permitted the league to renew their commitment to play at their facilities,' said USBA president and C.E.O Duane Allen Jenkins. ' We anticipate having all locations set by early fall.'
The 2010 regular season will begin on April 7, 2010 and end on July 3, 2010. There is a mid season All Star Classic Game slated for May 22nd and May 23rd, 2010. The Championship game is scheduled for July 11, 2010. Both the All Star game and the Championship game will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The top four teams in each division will secure playoff positions. The Willie Joe Hunter Memorial Championship Trophy will be awarded to the top team.
The league will continue its partnership with churches, civic groups and charitable organizations in each individual team city. A special invitation has been extended to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Feed America and the USMC Toys for Tots. The league is also extending a very special invitation to children in foster care each city and children housed in juvenile detention centers. The league has authorized each team to conduct educational contest between clubs to select children to be official ball girls and boys. 'We'll invite all groups who help children to contact the league and we'll issue complimentary tickets to these groups to our home games. The selected children to be the ball kids will receive $25.00 apiece per game for their services,' said Jenkins.
The leagues three divisions, the Atlantic, the Appalachian and the Southern will consist of six teams in each division. With the economy stabilizing, its full steam ahead, said USBA vice president of basketball operations, Kenneth Green. This is a prime opportunity for us to activate the league. We'll get to know our fans and supporters in each city. We want our fans to be able to have ample access to the coaches and players, said Green. Tryouts will be held for teams on March 13th and 20th, 2010.
The league will make season ticket packages available, beginning October 1, 2010. The season ticket promotion is called the 2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza. The promotion will be made available to each team city. This season ticket promotion is a special event for the fans and is sponsored by the vendors, advertisers and sponsors of the USBA. The league has set aside 1200 single season tickets for each city for this promotion. 'This collaborated effort includes the USBA, the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc and many of the leagues partners, sponsors and advertisers,' said Jenkins.
The league has set the price of $105.00 per season ticket and comes with admission to all fifteen home games and fifteen free single game tickets; this includes admittance to all home playoff games. As a bonus, fans receive priority seating, complimentary concessions, a free game day program and a 24-inch x 36-inch full color poster with the basketball team or the dance team. (The total number of admittance per season ticket is 30, which breaks down to $3.50 per admittance). 'We designed the USBA basketball games to be family friendly, our promotions, our entertainment and our prices will fit right into anyones budget,' said Jenkins
According to the league, each season ticket holder will be automatically included in a raffle sponsored by the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc. 'We're very excited about this promotion. Not only do fans get a chance to see high quality basketball at affordable prices, but also there is the chance to win a new car, a trip to see an NBA game and to go on a Disney World vacation.'
The prize list is as follows:
* Grand Prize: 2010 Lincoln Mercury Grand Marquis LS
(one automobile and a $40.00 Quik Trip, BP, RaceTrac or local fuel company weekly gas card for one year, will be given away in each USBA team city, 18 total league wide),
* 2nd Prize: Disney World Family Vacation
(Family of four, rt airfare on Delta Airlines, transfers to and from the airport, daily Disney World Park passes, meals and lodging at a Disney World theme park hotel included, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide),
* 3rd prize: The NBA Extravaganza
( Trip for two to an NBA game, round trip airfare on Delta Airlines, overnight stay at Marriott Hotel, one day car rental from Enterprise, dinner for two at Outback Steak House and breakfast for two at International House of Pancakes, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide.)
* 4th Prize: The Trek Bicycle Explosion
(Six mens, six womens, six boys and six girls ten speed bicycles, 24 given away at each USBA team city, 432 total league wide)
* 5th Prize: The Outback Steak House Family Feast
(A $60.00 gift card, 25 given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)
* 6th Prize: Russell Athletic Team Polo Shirts
(25 shirts will be given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)
The Grand prize drawing for this promotion will be held at halftime of the teams home season opener, the drawings for the other prizes will be held at a special pre-game show. 'As far as we know, this is the biggest and most extravagant season ticket promotion in the history of minor league sports.' says Jenkins. Fans can visit our website at www.usbaball.com , click on SEASON TICKET EXTRAVAGANZA for rules and disclaimers about the raffle and the United States Basketball Association. 'We plan to begin our first season with a bang. All of our games will be geared toward top notched basketball competition, family fun and entertainment surrounded in a faith based environment, our goal is to offer each community a great experience proclaimed,' Mr. Jenkins.
2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza Rules and Disclaimer:
Purchase of a season ticket to any 2010 USBA team necessary to be included in the raffle drawing. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is the sponsor of this promotion. This promotion is open to all residents of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and the District of Columbia who purchase a season ticket during this promotion. This promotion ends April 6, 2010 at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. USBA employees, family member of USBA employees, team members, Season Ticket Extravaganza sponsors, their employees and their families are ineligible to participate in this promotion. Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in this promotion. One entry in raffle per season ticket purchased. No other restrictions apply. No substitution of prizes. Prizes are not refundable or transferable. Prize winners are responsible for all taxes and /or gratuity associated with prizes won in this promotion. Odds of winning any prize in this promotion will be determined in direct relation of the number of season tickets sold during this promotion. (Example: 1200 season tickets sold per USBA team season, Grand Prize winning odds are 1200 to 1, 2nd prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 3rd Prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 4th Prize winning odds are 50 to 1, each, 5th prize winning odds are 48 to 1, 6th Prize winning odds are 48 to 1. The USBA has set aside 1200 season tickets per USBA team city to be sold, a total 21,600 league wide. Odds of winning a prize in this promotion are derived on a per city basis only. If the same individual purchases two season tickets for the 2010 basketball season and before April 5, 2010 the odds will increase to give the ticket holder double the chance of winning a prize. This promotion is a USBA Youth Outreach sponsored event. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not for Profit Company. Single ticket purchases are not included in this promotion. 2nd and 3rd Prizewinners must make travel reservation through the USBA. Travel blackout periods may effect certain travel dates. All NBA games must be east of the Mississippi River and in the Continental United States. Grand prizewinners have a choice of color. There is no time limit for any of the travel prizes, gift card or any other prize in this promotion. Promotion is void where prohibited by law.
The United States Basketball Association (USBA) and its parent company the Alden Group LLC are in the process of finalizing a multi-year agreement with Clear Channel Communication, Inc., to radio broadcast all USBA basketball games beginning with the 2010 season.
'A partnership with Clear Channel Communication will substantially strengthen the promotion of our mens basketball program within our teams markets and it will provide our association a step up in minor league basketball,' said USBA president Duane Jenkins.
If an agreement can be reached, Clear Channel Communications affiliates will broadcast all of the USBA regular season and postseason games, including a 30-minute pregame show and a 15-minute post game show. The stations will also be the radio home of the Coaches Corner, a live weekly radio program with the head coach of each team hosting a informal sports forum, designed to introduce players and coaches to their communities.
'We are very excited to partner with Clear Channel Communications, whose stations boasts the rare combination of championship heritage with excellent programming that has risen to new heights and will help our exciting young league'. ' We are committed to bringing our listeners the best in sports as our fan base is very knowledgeable and very passionate about the game of basketball,' said Jenkins.
In addition to broadcasts, the partnership will fully integrate mens basketball into programming and promotion of each station including: on-air/on-line imaging, on-site events, enhanced coverage of games and, and multi-media advertising to promote its association. Production initiatives will include live coverage of mens basketball events, with the opportunity to promote and highlight USBA teams ticketing and marketing initiatives.
Under the proposal, Clear Channel Communications and its affiliates would provide enhanced streaming and pod casting of programming that could be simulcast on www.usbaball.com, at no additional cost to the sponsors or the advertisers of the USBA, making free content available to the fans league wide.
'Additional components of the partnership would include weekly USBA updates to occur during daily programming, and the airing of a weekly basketball coachs show. Increasing visibility for our entire league and our basketball games, is a significant step up in our growth,' said Jenkins.
We are pleased to be expanding our radio broadcast reach for our mens basketball program. With this new affiliation, we can greatly benefit our sponsors, advertisers and fans throughout our southern footprint.'
No agreements have been signed to date. Negotiations are progressing and still ongoing.
Clear Channel Communications is a privately owned American media conglomerate. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The company was founded in 1972. Clear Channel Communications is the largest owner of full power AM, FM, and short wave radio stations. Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners own the company. Clear Channel Communications has 900 radio stations and over 60,000 employees in the United States. The company web address is www.clearchannel.com.
The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is a minor league professional basketball league. The league is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company was founded in 2007. The USBA has eighteen basketball teams split in three divisions, spread over ten southern states and the District of Columbia. The league operates from early April through early July. The leagues web address is www.usbaball.com.
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|AUSTRALIA - Women|
|BELARUS - Women|
|BOSNIA - Women|
|EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE - Women|
Prague defeated Riga 80-72 in the first game of the ESL for Women's event at Fordham University in New York City.
Both of these teams were very competitive and the talent was really even as the teams went back and forth all game.
Prague controlled the first half with a 42-35 advantage at the break but Riga made some strong runs in the second half to keep the contest close.
Jame Skinner the former Langston University player and NAIA All American led the Prague team with 20 points and 7 rebounds and she showcased a very nice all around game consisting of sweet drives to the basket, mid-range jumpers, post up moves and offensive rebounding.
Roslyn Turner (183-F-78) the former WBNL player who also played in Puerto Rico was an outstanding defensively and with the combination of her athleticism and work ethic she posted 8 points and 11 rebounds for the Prague team.
Dominique Chism (185-F-85, college: Oklahoma St.) was fantastic in the paint for Prague as she scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds and was the force to be reckon with inside.
Kiandra Metover of Dillard University shot the ball extremely well as she hit a couple of 3pt shots and scored 10 points in the contest.
Ashley Huff (183-F) displayed her athleticism and size as she scored 9 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 4 block shots during the contest for Prague.
Tracy Harbut (183-G/F-85) from Syracuse also had an outstanding all around game for Prague as she displayed nice ball handling skills as she often ran the offense for the Prague team and relieved the defensive pressure that Riga was applying of the Prague guards.
Tracy scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, dished 4 assists and had a few steals.
The Prague team simply destroyed Riga on the boards and the blocked a lot of shots and were the most athletic team of the day.
Riga also displayed some very talented players as Heather Ezell (175-G-87, college: Iowa St.) from Iowa State put on a show and scored 20 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and had 6 steals.
She can simply shoot the ball from anywhere and she drove the ball to the basket at will and could also play the point guard.
She applied a lot of ball pressure defensively and she stoled the ball all day from the Prague guards and played with lots of intensity.
Karee Houlette (175-G, agency: Team Quest Inc.) from Georgetown had a brilliant game as well as she shot the ball from deep very well scoring 11 points, 4 rebounds, dishing 4 assists and getting 5 steals.
The Riga guards gave the Prague guards fits all game long.
Tia Stovall (186-F-83, agency: Team Quest Inc.) of Middle Tennesse State made some really nice moves and scored 8 points and pulled 8 rebounds for the Riga team.
Star Allen (180-F) from Ohio State was impressive when she did get the ball as she was a powerhouse inside and scored 11 points and pulled 6 rebounds.
She was also a major definsive presence inside as she altered shots and blocked a few during the game.
Shaquana Morgan (173-G) the guard from Francis Marion University created and penetrated the Prague defense very well with her slick ball handling skills as she scored 8 points and 4 rebounds.
This was an exciting first game for the ESL Women's event and featured some really nice talented players.
European Women teams who require additional player information or videos of the ESL games please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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|FINLAND - Women|
|GERMANY - Women|
|ITALY - Women|
|LATVIA - Women|
|LUXEMBOURG - Women|
|NCAA1 - Women|
|OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS - Women|
|PUERTO RICO - Women|
|RUSSIA - Women|
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|SPAIN - Women|
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