EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/9/2009

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  ARGENTINA   


Canada defeat Argentina for quarterfinal birth - by Eurobasket News
Canada U19 - Argentina U19 67:57
Canada raced past Argentina on the final day of the qualifying round to secure the quarterfinal appearance at the U19 World Championship in New Zealand. Canada will now face the unbeaten USA on Friday for a chance to play in the semis. Canada could have finished in the third spot in Group F but Kelly Olynyk buzzer-beating trey rimmed out leaving the North American in the fourth position.
Canada got to a furious start as Cory Joseph (185-G-91) led his team to a 19:8 lead midway through the first frame. Argentina responded with eight points in a row to trim the deficit. Canada led 21:17 after the starting period but could not maintain the advantage in the next frame. Argentina went on an 8:0 run to take over. Canada stayed close and regained the advantage after a buzzer-beater from Cory Joseph 36:34 at halftime. Canada animated in the third frame going on an 18:11 lead that proved decisive. The North American team did not loosen the grip in the fourth period and celebrated a vital win at the end.
Cory Joseph provided 20 points for Canada. Mangisto Arop (197-G-90) added 18 points in the winning effort. Lisandro Rasio (197-F/C-90) answered with 14 points and 7 boards for Argentina. Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) had 12 points in the loss.

Canada: Cory Joseph 20, Mangisto Arop 18, Typhoon Nurse (182-G-90) 8
Argentina: Lisandro Rasio 14, Luciano Gonzalez 12



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  AUSTRALIA   


Australia edge out Croatia to stay perfect - by Eurobasket News
Australia U19 - Croatia U19 79:74
Australian U19 National Team continued their unbeaten run with a tight victory over Croatia. The Emus clinched the top spot in Group F and would face France in the quarterfinals on Friday. Croatia suffered the first defeat in the competition and would be tested by Puerto Rico on the same day.
Croatia looked better in the first half as their trademark perimeter shooting worked smoothly. The Europeans led by 5 points at the first intermission and did not allow Aussies to surge in front in the second stanza. Australia managed to clip the margin to 3 points at halftime. The Emus revitalized their game after the long break. They stunned Croats with 15:2 run to grab a 49:39 lead midway through the period. Tomislav Zubcic (211-C/F-90) helped Croatia to stay close as the Emus led by just one heading into the fourth term. Australia relied on their captain Matthew Dellavedova (189-G-90) in the fourth period. The guard scored 15 points including some clutch freebies late in regulation to bring the Aussies to the sixth straight victory.
Matthew Dellavedova finished with 17 points to pace Australia. Cody Ellis (202-F-90) added 14 points, while Brock Motum (205-F-90) and Mitchell Young (205-F-90) had 10 points in the win. Toni Prostran (183-G-91) and Tomislav Zubcic answered with 14 points each for Croatia. Ivan Batur (202-F-91) canned 12 points in the loss.

Australia: Matthew Dellavedova 17, Cody Ellis 14, Brock Motum 10, Mitchell Young 10
Croatia: Toni Prostran 14, Tomislav Zubcic 14



Australian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Jesse Wagstaff (203-F-86) of Perth Wildcats
5 Ben Allen (211-C-86) of St.Mary's College of California (USA)
6 Carlin Hughes (188-G-85) of St.Mary's College of California (USA)

7 Ryan Bathie (198-F-87) of Melbourne Tigers
8 Ben Congiusta (186-G) of University of Tennessee at Martin (USA)
9 Ben Madgen (193-G-85) of Augusta State University (USA)
10 Andrew Harms (193-G) of Frankston Blues
11 Cameron Tovey (200-F-85) of Townsville Heat
12 Nate Tomlinson (188-G-89) of University of Colorado (USA)
13 Anatoly Bose (198-G/F-88) of Nicholls State University (USA)
14 Cameron Witt (203-F) of Valparaiso University (USA)
15 Auryn MacMillan (203-C) of Gardner-Webb University (USA)
Head Coach: Brett Coxsedge
Assistant Coach: Mick Downer


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  BARBADOS   


Standings
Premier L. Standings
 1. Bulls 8-2 
 2. Pinelands 8-3 
 3. Cavaliers 8-3 
 4. Lakers 7-3 
 5. Deacons 7-4 
 6. Warriors 6-5 
 7. Sonics 5-5 
 8. Jackson 5-5 
 9. Tridents 4-7 
 10. Senators 3-8 
 11. Patriots 1-9 
 12. Cougars 1-9 


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  BELGIUM   


Liege Transfer News - by Peter Buyse
Belgacom Liege Basket has announced the signing of American forward Josh Duncan (204-F/C-86) for the 2009-2010 season.
Duncan played the past season in the French ProA league for Pau-Orthez. He saw his season cut short due to an injury and ended up only playing 18 games in which he averaged 6.0 ppg and 2.3 rpg.
The year before, his last at Xavier was a lot better earning Atlantic 10 2nd team honors and also being voted Atlantic 10 6th man of the year.
During his senior year in 2007-2008 he led the team in scoring with 12.4 ppg and also grabbed 4.7 rpg. He was excellent from 3pt range making 55 of 132 shots; close to 42 pt shooting.
At present Duncan is playing for the Utah Jazz in the Orlando Pro Summer league. After 3 games he is leading the team in scoring with 11.3 ppg.



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


BVI Basketball Summer League Resumes Friday - by David Edole
Following the successful hosting of the 20th Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships, the BVI Basketball Federation wishes to inform the general public, players, coaches and managers that the Edread Beef Stoutt Summer League resumes on Friday, July 10.

Originally, the Summer League was advertised to resume on Wednesday, but after careful considerations, the Federation took a decision to postpone Wednesdays game to Friday, July 31.

The Federation would like to publicly congratulate the BVI national team on winning silver at the just concluded CBC Tournament held at the Multipurpose Sports Complex. The Federation is especially pleased with the public outpouring of support for the team and looks forward to similar support on the resumption of the 2009 Summer League.

Game Times

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
Fridays 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 6:00 p.m.
Sundays 4:00 p.m.

2009 Season Schedule

Friday 10 July 2009
1st Game Young Gunners vs Wolf Pack
2nd Game Off de Chainz vs Pure Playz
3rd Game Guns vs Young Legs

Saturday 11th July 2009
1st Game All or Nothing vs Da Streets
2nd Game Run It Red vs Rebels
3rd Game Talk Dat vs East

Sunday 12th July 2009
1st Game The Brothers vs. Hawks
2nd Game Basic vs. Jr. Odds
3rd Game Another Level vs. Fo Real

Wednesday 15th July 2009
1st Game Jr. Mystics vs. Game Over
2nd Game Lytes Out vs. Da Streets

Friday 17th July 2009
1st Game Young Gunners vs. Hawks
2nd Game Outkast vs. Pilipinas
3rd Game East vs. Guns

Saturday 18th July 2009
1st Game Fo Real vs. Jr. Odds
2nd Game Da Boys v.s Rebels
3rd Game Talk Dat vs. Young Legs

Sunday 19th July 2009
1st Game Basic vs. The Brothers
2nd Game Game Over vs. Jr. Odds
3rd Game Wolf Pack vs. Another Level

Wednesday 22nd, July 2009
1st Game Fo Real vs. Jr. Mystics
2nd Game Another Level vs. Young Gunners

Friday 24th July 2009
1st Game Jr. Mystics vs. The Brothers
2nd Game Jr. Odds vs. Young Gunners
3rd Game Ghetto Mix vs. Pure Playaz

Saturday 25th July 2009
1st Game Basic vs. Game Over
2nd Game Off Da Chainz vs. All or Nothing
3rd Game Run It Red vs. Against da Odds

Sunday 26th July 2009
1st Game The Brothers vs. Another Level
2nd Game Wolf Pack vs. Hawks

Wednesday 29th July 2009
1st Game Hawks vs. Jr. Mystics
2nd Game Basic vs. Wolf Pack

Friday 31st July 2009
1st Game Fuh Real vs. Hawks
2nd Game Another Level vs. Game Over



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  BULGARIA   


Bulgarian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Krum Doychinov (206-C-86) of BC CSKA Interlogic Sophia
5 Sergey Tsvetkov (196-G/F-88) of Dunav 2007 Rousse
6 Chavdar Kostov (196-G-88) of PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia
7 Pavel Ivanov (200-F-88) of BC Levski Ekopetroulium Sophia
8 Stanislav Slaveykov (198-F-86) of BC Levski Ekopetroulium Sophia
9 Pavel Marinov (196-G-88) of Tundja Yambol
10 Hristo Nikolov (200-F-85) of PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia
11 Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88) of Rilski Sportist Samokov
12 Zlatin Georgiev (195-G-85) of BC Levski Ekopetroulium Sophia
13 Asen Velikov (188-G-86) of BC Levski Ekopetroulium Sophia
14 Vladimir Marinov (188-G-85) of BC Spartak Pleven
15 Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85) of PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia
Head Coach: Konstantin Papazov
Assistant Coach: Yanko Yanchev


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  CANADA   


Canada defeat Argentina for quarterfinal birth - by Eurobasket News
Canada U19 - Argentina U19 67:57
Canada raced past Argentina on the final day of the qualifying round to secure the quarterfinal appearance at the U19 World Championship in New Zealand. Canada will now face the unbeaten USA on Friday for a chance to play in the semis. Canada could have finished in the third spot in Group F but Kelly Olynyk buzzer-beating trey rimmed out leaving the North American in the fourth position.
Canada got to a furious start as Cory Joseph (185-G-91) led his team to a 19:8 lead midway through the first frame. Argentina responded with eight points in a row to trim the deficit. Canada led 21:17 after the starting period but could not maintain the advantage in the next frame. Argentina went on an 8:0 run to take over. Canada stayed close and regained the advantage after a buzzer-beater from Cory Joseph 36:34 at halftime. Canada animated in the third frame going on an 18:11 lead that proved decisive. The North American team did not loosen the grip in the fourth period and celebrated a vital win at the end.
Cory Joseph provided 20 points for Canada. Mangisto Arop (197-G-90) added 18 points in the winning effort. Lisandro Rasio (197-F/C-90) answered with 14 points and 7 boards for Argentina. Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) had 12 points in the loss.

Canada: Cory Joseph 20, Mangisto Arop 18, Typhoon Nurse (182-G-90) 8
Argentina: Lisandro Rasio 14, Luciano Gonzalez 12



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  CAPE VERDE   


Cape Verde Basketball Federation officially presents Alex Nwora as the new NT head coach - by Pedro Gomes
Mr. Alex Nwora has been appointed on Saturday 04th July 2009 as Cape Verde's national coach. He replaces Mr. Lazare Adingono who is unavailable. The newly appointed head coach met his players who are camping in Praia (Cape Verde).

Mr. Alex Nwora will have to lead the Cape Verde's team to another podium's spot at the Afrobasket 2009 as the team grabbed the Bronze medal at the Afrobasket 2007 played in Angola. Ahead the 25th FIBA Africa Nations Championship for men, the team will have two camps in Praia.

The first camp that already begun will end on 10th July 2009 and the second one will begin at the end of the Games of Lusophonie. A friendly game against a local team will be played on 07th July 2009 in Praia.

Cape Verde alongside with Angola will take part to the Games of Lusophonie to be played from 11th to 20th July 2009 in Centro de Rui Maior in Portugal.
Cape Verde's team will jet out to Tripoli on 2nd August 2009.

Cape Verde as head of Group D will fight against Rwanda, Morocco and Tunisia in the preliminary round of Afrobasket 2009 in Libya.











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  CAYMAN ISLANDS   


Cayman Islands National Team 2009 - by Richard
Collin Anglin (186-G-78) of Shaolin
Chad Leslie (-C) of Lakers
Dwight O'Garro (-C) of Wolves
Lloyd Samuels of George Town Sports Centre
Philip Barnes
Adam Milburn of Shaolin
Samuel O'Garro (-F) of ESSO Blazers
Cory Thompson
Omari Corbin of Lumber Co.Lakers (BAR)
Jerome Narcisse of Shaolin
Shaad O'Garro of Juniors
Rotando Thompson (-C) of ESSO Blazers



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  CHILE   


Dimayor: Kiganya replace Gutman in Liceo Mixto - by Daniel Valencia
Peter Kiganya (197-F-72, college: Abil.Christian) is back with Liceo Mixto, where he won the 2008 title with the club, replacing the argentinian Fernando Gutman (203-F/C-78, agency: Next Level), who averaged 13 points and 7 rebounds in 18 games with the team. Kiganya is a well experienced player in our country, with playing time with Espanol de Talca and Liceo Mixto. The player from Kenya, is ready to play this weekend in the games against Provincial Osorno and Provincial Llanquihue.

Dimayor: Claudio Quezada is the new Boston College's coach - by Daniel Valencia
After the end of Carlos Alvarez era as the head coach of CD Boston College Santiago, the leaders of the club agreed terms with Claudio Quezada as the new coach of the team. Quezada has coaching experience in Dimayor with Liceo de Curico, Union Espanola and Petrox during the 80's decade and also with Espanol de Talca in 2001. He also coached in Brazil during the 90s. The first games of Quezada as the coach of CD Boston College Santiago will be this weekend against CD Universidad de Concepcion and Deportivo Valdivia.

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  CROATIA   


Australia edge out Croatia to stay perfect - by Eurobasket News
Australia U19 - Croatia U19 79:74
Australian U19 National Team continued their unbeaten run with a tight victory over Croatia. The Emus clinched the top spot in Group F and would face France in the quarterfinals on Friday. Croatia suffered the first defeat in the competition and would be tested by Puerto Rico on the same day.
Croatia looked better in the first half as their trademark perimeter shooting worked smoothly. The Europeans led by 5 points at the first intermission and did not allow Aussies to surge in front in the second stanza. Australia managed to clip the margin to 3 points at halftime. The Emus revitalized their game after the long break. They stunned Croats with 15:2 run to grab a 49:39 lead midway through the period. Tomislav Zubcic (211-C/F-90) helped Croatia to stay close as the Emus led by just one heading into the fourth term. Australia relied on their captain Matthew Dellavedova (189-G-90) in the fourth period. The guard scored 15 points including some clutch freebies late in regulation to bring the Aussies to the sixth straight victory.
Matthew Dellavedova finished with 17 points to pace Australia. Cody Ellis (202-F-90) added 14 points, while Brock Motum (205-F-90) and Mitchell Young (205-F-90) had 10 points in the win. Toni Prostran (183-G-91) and Tomislav Zubcic answered with 14 points each for Croatia. Ivan Batur (202-F-91) canned 12 points in the loss.

Australia: Matthew Dellavedova 17, Cody Ellis 14, Brock Motum 10, Mitchell Young 10
Croatia: Toni Prostran 14, Tomislav Zubcic 14



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Alejandro Flores with the National Team - by Yelitza La Torre
Dominican Republic is getting ready for the 2009 classificatory world championship in San Juan Puerto Rico and Alejandro Flores (202-F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: E.Oklahoma St. JC) also known as El Caballo, will be part of it. Alejandro Flores from Puales, Dominican Republic has been playing in the professional basketball league of Venezuela with Toros de Aragua for the last two years. In 2008 Alejandro Flores participated with Miami Heat in its summer camp. Alejandro Flores will be joining the National team in the Arena Los Prados starting Monday July 13, 2009 at 9:30 am. This year Dominican Republic, in addition to Alejandro Flores, is Francisco Garcia, Luis Flores, Charlie Villanueva, Trevor Ariza, Al Harford, Jack Michael Martinez, Greer brothers, etc joining too. The Head Coach will be the international Puerto Rican Julio Toro. The 2009 Classificatory World Championship will be in Puerto Rico this upcoming August 25th until September 06th, 2009
Its an honor being part of this select group of my country, everyone in this team has a name, but in all of our last name is Dominican Republic. Alejandro Flores



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  EGYPT   


Puerto Rico cruise into quarterfinal stage - by Eurobasket News
Puerto Rico U19 - Egypt U19 99:71

Puerto Rico celebrated the fourth win at the U19 World Championship in New Zealand. They toppled Egypt to secure the quarterfinal birth today. Puerto Rico improved at 4-2 record worth the third position in Group E. Michael Rosario (191-G-90) was back to his usual scoring routine with 22 points. Raymond Cintron (186-G-90) added 17 points for the Latin American team. Amro Sherif (192-G-91) answered with 22 points for Egypt.
Puerto Rico notched 27 points in the opening frame to clear off to an 11-point distance after ten minutes. Puerto Rico continued to score eagerly as they fired 25 points in the second frame. Their fast style of game was too much to handle for the African team as the gap grew at 22 points at halftime. Puerto Rico did not slow down in the third frame accounting for 29 points and cleared off for good in this one.
Isaac Sosa (190-G-90) had 12 points for the winning team. Adham ElSayed (190-G-91) responded with 17 points for Egypt. Puerto Rico enjoyed a 45:34 advantage on the boards and committed only 9 turnovers down the stretch. The quarterfinal and classification stages are slated to start on Friday.

Puerto Rico: Michael Rosario 22, Raymond Cintron 17, Isaac Sosa 12
Egypt: Amro Sherif 22, Adham ElSayed 17



Puerto Rico beats Egypt 99-71 - by Sherif Soliman
AUCKLAND (FIBA U19 World Championship) - As expected, Puerto Rico have defeated Egypt, 99-71, to record their fourth win of the FIBA U19 World Championship, and move into Fridays quarter finals.

While the Americans had a slow start to the game, leading by just 6 points with 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter, their quick open court game soon proved too much for the African champions.

For Egypt, Adham Mohamed Elsayed (17 points, 3/6 3pfg) and Amro Sherif Abdelhalim (22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) put in strong performances. However, the Egyptian team made only one win

over Iran in the first round but couldnt make any win in the second round ,and will be looking forward for their second win as the team competes for positions 9-12 on Friday and Saturday.



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  ESTONIA   


KALEV OUT OF EUROCHALLENGE? - by Ozell Wells
Today in Barcelona will be drawn for FIBA Euro Challenge subgroups and chosen competition groupings. Tartu Ulikool/Rock will know opponents in their EuroChallengesubgroup, but BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn, the winner of the EMKL Masters League asked to discount the team this year.
Kalev had registered in june to the euroleague, but didnt pay the requested participants deposit in the end of the month. At the same time, Kalevs manager Remo Holsmer spoke on the possibility to join the so called 'East League' (in creation process?).
As of now, there is no no information about the East League or Kalevs head coach. Time will tell in this situation.


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  EUROCHALLENGE   


Barcelona names EuroChallenge Groups - by Eurobasket News
Barcelona names EuroChallenge Groups as the drawa was held today in Spain. The 24 teams who will participate in EuroChallenge directly, and the eight teams who will join the competition after the Eurocup Qualifying Round, were drawn into eight groups of four teams each.

Group A will have Lokomotiv Rostov, MEG Gottingen, BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and the Loser Brose Baskets- KK Buducnost (the winner will advance to EuroCup). Khimik, EiffelTowers Den Bosch, Strasbourg and the Loser of Apoel -Tercas Teramo will play in Group B. Krasnye Krylia, BC 'Minsk-2006', U.S. Victoria Libertas and Loser of EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam -Dynamo will be in Group C. Group D will consist of Proteas EKA AEL, Cedevita, Elan Chalon and Loser of Dexia Mons-Hainaut -Valencia. Enisey Krasnoyarsk, CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, Belgacom Liege and the Loser of BC Donetsk -C.D.Basket Bilbao Berri S.A.D. will be in Group E. Group F will have Okapi Aalstar, BC FMP, Banvit BC and the Loser of VEF Riga -Panellinios. Antwerp Diamond Giants, Artland Dragons, Tartu Rock and the Loser of WBC Kraftwerk Wels -Besiktas JK will settle down in Group G. BC Kyiv, KK Zagreb
Keravnos and the Loser of Roanne- Hapoel Jerusalem will play in Group H.

First games of the Eurocup Qualifying Round will be on October 20th, while the second will be played on 27th. Regular Season teams will find their last teams in the teams on October 27th and will start the season on November 24th.


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  EUROCUP   


Teams are known for 8 tickets to the Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Eight tickets are still left for 16 teams that will start from the Regular Season in Eurocup. The draw was held to to name eight ties with 16 teams vying for eight tickets to the competition's regular season. Many of the pairs will have really good battles.
Russian DYNAMO MOSCOW will face Dutch ECLIPSEJET AMSTERDAM, while Spanish VALENCIA BASKET CLUB will meet Belgian DEXIA MONS-HAINAUT. Turkish BESIKTAS JK COLA TURKA will play against Austrian WBC KRAFTWERK WELLS and Greek PANELLINIOS B.C will take on Latvian VEF RIGA. Montenegrin KK BUDUCNOST will face German BROSE BASKETS, whilst Spanish BILBAO BASKET will meet Ukrainian BC DONETSK. Italian BANCATERCAS TERAMO will play against Cyprus APOEL NICOSIA and Israeli HAPOEL JERUSALEM will meet French CHORALE ROANNE BASKETS.

DYNAMO MOSCOW-ECLIPSEJET AMSTERDAM
VALENCIA BASKET CLUB-DEXIA MONS-HAINAUT
BESIKTAS JK COLA TURKA-WBC KRAFTWERK WELLS
PANELLINIOS B.C- VEF RIGA
KK BUDUCNOST - BROSE BASKETS
BILBAO BASKET-BC DONETSK
BANCATERCAS TERAMO-APOEL NICOSIA
HAPOEL JERUSALEM-CHORALE ROANNE BASKETS


Soragna returns to home - by Philip Mulryne
Angelico Biella announced Tuesday that former captain Matteo Soragna signed a three-year agreement with the club. Soragna (199, 33) returns to Biella after five seasons at Benetton Treviso. He played for Biella between 200 and 2004. Soragna has been one of Benetton's most consistent players in recent seasons and gives Biella much-needed European experience ahead of the Eurocup campaign. Last season Soragna averaged 6.8 points on 51.4% three-point shooting in 24 minutes over 13 Eurocup games, helping the club reach the Eurocup Final Eight. Soragna began his career with Juvi Cremona and has also played for Pistoia, Barcellona and Benetton. Among his career highlights are winning the Italian championship, Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup with Benetton. Soragna also played for the Italian national team and won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and a bronze medal at the 2003 European Championships in Stockholm.
http://www.eurocupbasketball.com/ulebcup/home/news/transactions-2009/eurocup-2009-10


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  EUROLEAGUE   


2009-2010 Euroleague Draw results - by Eurobasket News
The draw for the new Euroleague season was held in Barcelona today. The new system drew 22 teams into four groups of six. Two teams will advance to the Euroleague regular season through Qualifying Round. The regular season is slated to tip off on October 21. The Qualifying Round will start on September 29. The Euroleague Final Four will be held from May 7 to 9 at the Palais Omnisports Bercy, Paris. So the results of the draw:

Group A: Barcelona, Montepaschi Siena, Cibona, Fenerbahce, Zalgiris, Asvel Basket
Group B: Olympiacos, Partizan, Unicaja, Efes Pilsen, Lietuvos Rytas, qualifier 1
Group C: CSKA, Tau Ceramica, Maccabi, Lottomatica Roma, Olimpija, qualifier 2
Group D: Panathinaikos, Real Madrid, Armani Jeans, Prokom, Khimky, EWE Oldenburg

Qualifying Round schedule:
Orleans vs. Spirou Basket
Benetton vs. Ventspils
ALBA Berlin vs. Le Mans
Maroussi vs. Aris

The winner of Orleans vs. Spirou Basket clash will face the winner of Benetton vs. Ventspils match-up to decide on the Qualifier 1.
ALBA Berlin vs. Le Mans winner will take on Maroussi vs. Aris winner to figure out the Qualifier 2.



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  FRANCE   


Greece beat France in Auckland - by Eurobasket News
Greece U19 - France U19 76:72
Greek U19 National Team clinched the second spot in Group E of the World Championship in New Zealand. Greece therefore advanced into the quarterfinal to face Argentina on Friday. France slipped at 3-3 record after the defeat but scraped through into the quarterfinal stage to face Australia.
Greece stayed focused right from the start. They outscored their opponents 21:13 in the opening frame. France struggled to find the right rhythm as they trailed by 15 points at halftime. Nikolaos Pappas (194-G-90, agency: FCM) paced the charge for the Hellenes with 16 points in the first half. Greece stayed aggressive defensively in the third period to keep the situation under control. They limited France to 13 points in the frame to enter the final stanza ahead by 20 points. But Les Bleus were not done just yet. They went on a 13:3 run early in the final stanza to trim the margin. Christophe Leonard (199-F-90) and Pope dragged France within 8. Then Jonathan Bourhis (182-G-90) followed with a triple that pulled French team as close as 5 points with under a minute to go. However Leonidas Kaselakis (202-C-90) and Nikolaos Pappas proved deadly from the stripe sinking Les Bleus in this one.
Nikolaos Pappas stepped up with 20 points and 8 boards for the winners. Leonidas Kaselakis added 18 points and 9 boards for the Hellenes. Jonathan Bourhis fired 17 points for France. Christophe Leonard delivered 13 points and 8 boards in the losing case.

Greece: Nikolaos Pappas 20, Leonidas Kaselakis 18, Costas Sloukas (197-G-90) 17
France: Jonathan Bourhis 17, Christophe Leonard 13



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  GERMANY   


Keith Simmons Departs From The Deutsche Bank Skyliners And Heads Back To Turkey - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
196cm guard Keith Simmons (196-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross), who was loved by everyone in the Skyliner family announced that he will leave the team and go back to Turkey where he played before coming to Frankfurt last season. Two years ago, he played at Kepiz Antayla and now he moves to Banvit. Simmons was Frankfurts most consistent player after American Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) averaging in 33 games: 11.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 74.1% and was able to score in double figures in 20 games. The fans wont forget his 25 point outburst in Tuebingen where it seemed like he was in the air more than on the ground or him winning the 2009 BBL slam dunk contest in Mannheim. It was no secret, that it would be difficult to keep him in Frankfurt after his strong season. 'Keith helped the team a lot. We are very happy that he was able to develop so rapidly in his one season in Frankfurt that his market value increased five times. Keith deserved this raise, because he always worked hard and was a fair sports man. I wish him all the best! Thank You Keith', said Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances )

Beofre Simmons started his professional Basketball career, he played four years at Holy Cross form 2003-2007. HIs best season was his senior year, where he averaged in 16.9ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.9apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3Pts: 34.9%, FT: 76.7% As a rookie in Turkey for Kepiz Antalya, he averaged in 30 games: 16.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.1apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 73.5%. In Frankfurt, he quickly demonstarted that he could play very efficiently on both ends of the court. It was not easy for him to depart Frankfurt for the warmer air of Turkey. 'The offer to keep playing in Frankfurt really honored me and I thought very long about their offer. The decision to go was not easy as I liked playing in Frankfurt for Murat Didin and liked my life in Germany. I wish the team and fans a lot of success in the next season', stressed Keith Simmons. Simmons will be missed and not forgotten in Frankfurt. 'We would have liked to have kept Keith. He is not only a great player, but also a perfect sportsman who we would like to see back anytime', commenetd Skyliner executive Gunnar Wobke .


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  GHANA   


Summer Basketball Camp for young Ghanaian basketball players - by Isaac Kwapong
Young Players in Ghana over the years have not had the previlage to attend developmental basketball camps where they can build on their fundamental skills as well as polish their raw talents, this is what has driven Dynasty Basketball Association a young developmental basketball organization in Ghana to organize it's first summer basketball camp for players dubbed 'Dynasty Summer Basketball Camp 09' with the theme of 'Playing on a strong foundation'.

Dynasty Basketball Association is a non-profit basketball organization in Ghana which has over the past 2years been organizing developmental basketball programmes for kids in the Primary and Junior High School level. They currently run their developmental programmes in two schools in the capital city of Ghana Accra. Dynasty Basketball Association also seeks to attract, identify,develop, source and create opportunities for young student basketball prospects in Ghana. Their mission has led to them organizing their first summer basketball camp which will be from the 27th of July to the 31st of July at the lincoln Community School in Accra.

The Dynasty Summer Basketball Camp will be attracting young basketball players from the ages of 12years to 20years from across the country. Dynasty Basketball Association has invited a basketball coach from USA who will be working with a list of Ghana's young and old dedicated basketball coaches to train these young basketball players through out the five day programme. The USA coach will be coming from a group known as All Iowa Attack Basketball from the state of Iowa.

The venue to host this great programme will be the Lincoln Community School which is an american school which also has the only indoor basketball facility with an artificial wooden floor. The summer basketball camp will also host guest speakers with different sporting and leadership qualification to educate, inspire and motivate the upcoming generation of young basketball athletes in Ghana. Many are looking forward to the 27th of July to see some of Ghana's raw basketball talents gather and train under one roof and under one programme. for more information visit www.dynastyhoops.com


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  GREECE   


Greece beat France in Auckland - by Eurobasket News
Greece U19 - France U19 76:72
Greek U19 National Team clinched the second spot in Group E of the World Championship in New Zealand. Greece therefore advanced into the quarterfinal to face Argentina on Friday. France slipped at 3-3 record after the defeat but scraped through into the quarterfinal stage to face Australia.
Greece stayed focused right from the start. They outscored their opponents 21:13 in the opening frame. France struggled to find the right rhythm as they trailed by 15 points at halftime. Nikolaos Pappas (194-G-90, agency: FCM) paced the charge for the Hellenes with 16 points in the first half. Greece stayed aggressive defensively in the third period to keep the situation under control. They limited France to 13 points in the frame to enter the final stanza ahead by 20 points. But Les Bleus were not done just yet. They went on a 13:3 run early in the final stanza to trim the margin. Christophe Leonard (199-F-90) and Pope dragged France within 8. Then Jonathan Bourhis (182-G-90) followed with a triple that pulled French team as close as 5 points with under a minute to go. However Leonidas Kaselakis (202-C-90) and Nikolaos Pappas proved deadly from the stripe sinking Les Bleus in this one.
Nikolaos Pappas stepped up with 20 points and 8 boards for the winners. Leonidas Kaselakis added 18 points and 9 boards for the Hellenes. Jonathan Bourhis fired 17 points for France. Christophe Leonard delivered 13 points and 8 boards in the losing case.

Greece: Nikolaos Pappas 20, Leonidas Kaselakis 18, Costas Sloukas (197-G-90) 17
France: Jonathan Bourhis 17, Christophe Leonard 13



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  HOLLAND   


Matthew Otten To Replace Rogier Jansen In Groningen - by Fred Roggen
The 27-year-old guard Matthew Otten (196-G-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: San Francisco St.), an American with a Dutch passport, has signed a contract for the season 2009-2010 by GasTerra Flames. GasTerra Flames decided to replace Dutch NT-player Rogier Jansen with Dutch/American and former San Francisco State player Matthew Otten who was recently active in Switzerland for Lugano Tigers, where he played 31 games and averaged 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg last season.


Upstairs Weert Lands Calvin Walls - by Fred Roggen
Upstairs Weert reached an agreement with Calvin Walls (201-F-85, agency: Court Side) for the next season. Walls is 201cm tall and comes from the Finnish club Kouvout, where he averaged 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in the Finnish league. Former Tulsa University player Walls is an inside player who also can play as a center. Last year the American was already in conversation with Upstairs Weert but opted for Kouvout because he could sign a financial better contract.


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  HUNGARY   


Kyle Wilson signed with ZTE KK - by Tamas Deri
The 206 cm tall power forward signed a one year contract with the 3rd place team of our first division, but will have to impress the coaching staff about his abilities during a two weeks tryout period in September. Kyle Wilson (206-F-83, college: Wichita St.) had a great NCAA carreer on Wichita State, helped his team into the Sweet 16 in 2006. In his senior season he averaged 13.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3Pts: 36.4%, FT: 84.9% in 31 games.
He signed his first professional contract with TBB Trier in Germany, but got released after only 8 games. He had not to wait long for a new job, as the austrian WBC WELS decided to get him on its roster. He played 20 games on coach Korners team and averaged 9.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Last summer he signed with ENAD Agios Dometios in Cyprus and had a good season start averaging 14.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Wilson decided to leave the team after 9 games because of financial problems of the club.



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Iranian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Ali Baheran (184-G-86) of Zob Ahan Esfahan
5 Mohammad Reza Akbari (197-F/G-86) of Zob Ahan Esfahan

6 Mehrad Atashi (186-G-86) of Mahram
7 Aren Davoudichegani (184-G-86) of Zob Ahan Esfahan
8 Ali Zartaj (192-F-85) of Azad University
9 Navid Farahani (194-F-88) of Kaveh Tehran
10 Benny Koochoie (188-G-86) of Cal.St.-Stanislaus (USA)
11 Oshin Sahakian (202-F-86) of Zob Ahan Esfahan
12 Rouzbeh Arghavan (212-F-88) of Aboomoslem Khorasan (-F) of Aboomoslem Khorasan
13 Payam Khoshdooni (204-87)
14 Mohammad Khaleghifar of Mahram
15 Khosro Esmaeilpour (193-F/C-86) of Shiraz a.s Pipe
Head Coach: Mehran Hatami
Assistant Coach: Ashor Golmohammadi


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  ITALY   


Market news for Soresina and Pavia - by Antonello Varallo
Soresina agreed terms with the point guard Earl Rowland (188-G-83, college: St.Mary's, CA). After the college at St.Marys,he joined Florida Flame (D-League), then he played in Australian League and for 6 games with Barons/LMT Riga (Latvia-LBL). He lived his best seasons in Bundesliga, where he played with Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck and during last season with Telekom Baskets Bonn, ending 2008/09 with 13.6 ppg and 3.6 apg in 45 games with a season high of 27 points. He also played against Virtus Bologna in last Eurochallenge, scoring 21 points in the first game and 14 in the second.
Leguadue: Brett Winkelman (198-F-86,college:N.Dakota St.) is the new forward of Pavia. He ended his last college season with 18.6ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.2%, 3Pts: 39.6%, FT: 80.9%.


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  KAZAKHSTAN   


Win over Kazakhstan not enough for Spain - by Eurobasket News
Spain U19 - Kazakhstan U19 101:71
Spanish U19 National Team romped past Kazakhstan to complete Group F action. But things did not go Spanish way as Canada claimed the victory over Argentina and stole the ticket into the quarterfinal stage from a Juan Antonio Orenga team. Spain clinched the fifth spot in the pool and would face Egypt in the classification round on Friday.
Jorge Santana (193-G-90) recorded 26 points to pace Spain as he peeled off 6/6 from beyond the arc. Alexandr Zhigulin (202-F-94) responded with 13 points and 8 boards for Kazakhstan in defeat. The teams stayed close throughout the first quarter before the Spaniards went on a 12:5 run to clear off to an 11-point distance. Spain stayed focused and widened the margin to as many as 20 points at halftime. Kazakhstan adjusted their offense in the second half but could not constrain their opponents defensively. The European team rushed to a 27-point lead before the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Toni Vicens (202-C-90) produced 11 points, while Samuel Dominguez (204-C-91) had 10 in the winning charge. Rustem Tuleu (182-G-90), Pavel Ilin (192-G-92) and Alexander Tyutyunik (190-G-90) delivered 12 points each in the losing effort. Spain outrebounded their opponents 47:28 and forced those to 17 turnovers. The European team shot solid 54% from the field limiting Kazakhs to just 34% of accuracy.
Kazakhstan will take on Lithuania in the classification round on Friday.

Spain: Jorge Santana 26, Toni Vicens 11, Samuel Dominguez 10
Kazakhstan: Alexandr Zhigulin 13, Rustem Tuleu 12, Alexander Tyutyunik 12, Pavel Ilin 12



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  LITHUANIA   


USA upset Lithuania - by Eurobasket News
USA U19 - Lithuania U19 76:69
The USA secured their spotless record at the U19 World Championship. They completed the Qualifying round with a hard-fought win over gutsy Lithuania to clinch the top spot in Group E. Lithuanian in the meantime suffered a major setback as the defeat did not allow them to reach the quarterfinal stage. A Vitoldas Masalkis team finished in the fifth spot in the pool and would play in the classification games for 9th-12th position.
Lithuania must win the game and they threw all they had from the start. They jumped to a 13:7 lead late in the opening stanza but the USA gradually recovered to take an 18:16 advantage after ten minutes. Lithuania maintained the pressure in the second stanza and eventually drew things level as they teams headed into the main break tied at 36. A roller-coaster battle continued in the third frame. Dovydas Redikas (6'4''-G-92) put Lithuania in charge 46:41 but it was Shurna who improved the situation for the USA as they earned a 55:51 lead into the final stanza. Tautvydas Slezas (6'10''-C-90) nailed 8 points in the fourth period but it proved insufficient for Lithuania. Ashton Gibbs (6'2''-G) and Tyshawn Taylor (6'3''-G-90) proved the difference for the North American team as they eked out a tough win at the end.
Tyshawn Taylor delivered 13 points to pace the USA. Klay Thompson (6'6''-G-90) and Darius Miller (6'7''-F) added 10 points apiece for the winners. Tautvydas Slezas responded with 21 points and 12 boards for Lithuania. Donatas Motiejunas (7'0''-C-90, agency: Interperformances) had 12 points in the losing effort.

USA: Tyshawn Taylor 13, Klay Thompson 10, Darius Miller 10
Lithuania: Tautvydas Slezas 21+12 boards, Donatas Motiejunas 12



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  NCAA1   


USA upset Lithuania - by Eurobasket News
USA U19 - Lithuania U19 76:69
The USA secured their spotless record at the U19 World Championship. They completed the Qualifying round with a hard-fought win over gutsy Lithuania to clinch the top spot in Group E. Lithuanian in the meantime suffered a major setback as the defeat did not allow them to reach the quarterfinal stage. A Vitoldas Masalkis team finished in the fifth spot in the pool and would play in the classification games for 9th-12th position.
Lithuania must win the game and they threw all they had from the start. They jumped to a 13:7 lead late in the opening stanza but the USA gradually recovered to take an 18:16 advantage after ten minutes. Lithuania maintained the pressure in the second stanza and eventually drew things level as they teams headed into the main break tied at 36. A roller-coaster battle continued in the third frame. Dovydas Redikas (6'4''-G-92) put Lithuania in charge 46:41 but it was Shurna who improved the situation for the USA as they earned a 55:51 lead into the final stanza. Tautvydas Slezas (6'10''-C-90) nailed 8 points in the fourth period but it proved insufficient for Lithuania. Ashton Gibbs (6'2''-G) and Tyshawn Taylor (6'3''-G-90) proved the difference for the North American team as they eked out a tough win at the end.
Tyshawn Taylor delivered 13 points to pace the USA. Klay Thompson (6'6''-G-90) and Darius Miller (6'7''-F) added 10 points apiece for the winners. Tautvydas Slezas responded with 21 points and 12 boards for Lithuania. Donatas Motiejunas (7'0''-C-90, agency: Interperformances) had 12 points in the losing effort.

USA: Tyshawn Taylor 13, Klay Thompson 10, Darius Miller 10
Lithuania: Tautvydas Slezas 21+12 boards, Donatas Motiejunas 12



USA University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Talor Battle (5'11''-G-88) of The Pennsylvania State University
5 Corey Fisher (6'1''-G-88) of Villanova University

6 Da'Sean Butler (6'7''-F-88) of West Virginia University
7 Robbie Hummel (6'8''-F-89) of Purdue University
8 Evan Turner (6'7''-G) of Ohio State University
9 James Anderson (6'6''-G-89) of Oklahoma State University
10 Quincy Pondexter (6'6''-F) of The Univ. of Washington
11 Lazar Hayward (6'6''-F-86) of Marquette University
12 Craig Brackins (6'10''-F-87) of Iowa State University
13 Trevor Booker (6'7''-F/C-87) of Clemson University
14 Jarvis Varnado (6'9''-F/C-88) of Mississippi State University
15 Deon Thompson (6'8''-F-88) of University of North Carolina
Head Coach: Bo Ryan
Assistant Coach: Frank Haith , Rob Jeter


Cascade Conference stars compete at NetScouts Basketball Tryout Camp - by Carl Berman
The following article can be located at www.cascadeconference.org.

EUGENE, Ore. Former Northwest Christian University basketball players Josh Jarrett, Jordan Whittenburg (6'3''-G-85, college: NW Christian) (pictured) and Leo Thornton recently participated in a series of NetScouts Basketball International Showcase events in Eugene and San Jose, California. NetScouts Basketball is a scouting service connecting players and teams for professional opportunities worldwide.

Whittenburg, who was a the second-leading scorer for the Beacons last season, took the stage in San Jose, averaging 10 points and 3 assists per game during the tournament while shooting 50% from three-point range.

I felt like I held my own out there, said Whittenburg. The idea of playing basketball for a living has been a dream of mine for a long time, and to know that I have a chance makes me want to work that much harder to make it a reality.

Whittenburg teamed up in the backcourt with former Oregon State point guard Brandon Payton, who has played the last three seasons in Portugal to go with experience in New Zealand and the Philippines. Payton, the younger brother of former NBA All-Star point guard Gary Payton, earned all tournament honors. Other players in the event represented schools such as the University of Washington, Southern Utah, University of Portland, Chico State, Whitworth, and Colorado State-Pueblo.

Whittenburg said, Going against players of that caliber was a good test for me. With the whole camp being video-taped and posted online, I hope that some coach in the world will see that I can help their team and give me an opportunity to play. Whittenburg added that he has also seen improvements in his game that he needs to make. Playing against better competition showed me that I need to get physically stronger and work on my defense and my ability to score off the dribble, rather than just being a catch-and-shoot guy.

The Eugene camp featured Northwest Christians former All-CCC forward, Josh Jarrett, who earned All-Tournament honors at the event, averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds in two games. Jarrett displayed a consistent mid-range game and shot a high percentage from the floor. Former one-year Beacon point guard Leo Thornton also had a nice showing, recording a 2:1 assist to turnover ratio and running the team offense well. Thornton earned tournament honorable mention. Other players in the camp included former players from the University of Hawaii, Western Washington, Whitman College, and Western Oregon.

NCU head mens basketball coach Corey Anderson said, It is great to see our guys have the opportunity to possibly play overseas or elsewhere. Often times at this level, talent can get overlooked, so it is a great resource to have a program such as NetScouts provide the service that they are providing to local players.

The West coast events were the first showcase camps of the summer for NetScouts Basketball, with East coast camp dates scheduled in late July at three sites: New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The camps feature notable NCAA Division 1 players, many with years of professional experience overseas, along with standout college players of all levels.

In addition to game film from the camps being made available on the NetScouts Basketball website, individual skill workouts and video interviews will be added to each players personal profile. Professional teams around the world pay for the scouting reports and video provided by NetScouts Basketball, with the goal of signing as many quality American players to overseas contracts, or helping established pro players improve their stock and advance to more competitive, better-paying leagues.

For more information on NetScouts Basketball and their upcoming events, visit www.netscoutsbasketball.com. or write to info@netscoutsbasketbaall.com. Scheduled events are listed in the summer camp section of this site.


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AlTadamun: Sariyet Ramallah Champions, De La Salle in 2nd place - by Tamara Awartani

After a breath taking game, Sarriyet Ramallah won the game against De La Salle 84 - 76 and were crowned champions tonight.
Details of the game to follow.

Semi finals games:
De La Salle vs. Orthodoxi Ramallah 87 78
A competitive game with each team leading a half both playing hard to get to the finals!
De La Salle with great team work managed to win the game although they were down a couple of times, they had great 3pointers by Ammar Nofal (190-F-84) & Justin Bourne (198-F, college: Alaska-Fairb.), and beautiful assists by Andrew.
Orthodoxi Ramallah however kept on played hard till the last second, depended on Ahmad Deebs 3pointers along with Justin Williams (193-G-86, college: Wayne Co. CC) and Ghassan Elayan shots and penetrations while Derrick Courtney (198-G/F-84) had triple double 19 points 17 rebounds 10 assists and 1 steal.
1st 23 18, 2nd 17 - 26, 3rd 32 17, 4th 15 - 19

Sariyet Ramallah vs. Orthodoxi Beit Jala 108 92
A great game with amazing skill and beautiful moves and dunks from both teams.
Sariyet Ramallah were focused and determined to win the game to play the finals, with precise 3pointers by Dante Hunter (191-G-83, agency: Low Country Sports Management, college: Calumet) along with Saleem Al Husari (184-G-85) & Ghassan Habash (175-G-85) and the undefeatable strong brothers under basket Sanni & Saleem Sakakini.
While Orthodoxi Beit Jala took their time in getting focused played an outside game through Kyle & Landen 3pointers along with Kamal Mukarker & Charlie Qattans shots with Raed Abu Rumman (188-F-81) playing hard underbasket.
1st 25 12, 2nd 30 20, 3rd 20 36, 4th 32 - 24



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  POLAND   


Market news in Poland - by Michal Falkowski
Jarryd Loyd (184-G-86) and John Barber (200-F-85) are new faces of Bank BPS Basket Kwidzyn. Both players have signatured their contracts with Nelson Giants team from New Zealand in January, 2009, however from August they will be wearing Kwidzyn team's jerseys. Loyd is a point guard who has already some experience from European basketball. He has just played in Valmiera Piens in the 2008/2009 season, averaging 10,7 ppg., 3 apg. and 2,7 rpg. When it comes to Barber, he is typical forward who has never played in Europe, spending only a season in NBDL League. He is a graduate from Youngstown State, averaging in his last season in NCAA 13.6 ppg. and 7 rpg. Loyd in his last season in Valparaiso scored 12 ppg. and added 4 apg. and 2,7 rpg.

Demetric Bennett (193-G-85) is a new purpose of PGE Turow Zgorzelec. American shooting guard who played last time in Energa Czarni Slupsk, averaging 13,7 ppg., 4,3 rpg. and 2,5 apg., may be one of four foreigners in the roster. Eight other players are supposed to be Polish. The board of Turow is going to hire Adam Wojcik (207-F-70), Robert Skibniewski (182-G-83) and Kamil Chanas (188-G-85), however the name of the headcoach is still unknown. Andrej Urlep is one of the candidates.

David Przybyszewski (215-C-81) and Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84) left Kotwica Kolobrzeg. American guard followed his previous coach, Sebastian Machowski, and joined New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig, however Polish giant will be a player of Energa Czarni Slupsk next season. David Przybyszewski averaged 6,1 ppg. and 3,4 rpg. last season.


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Puerto Rico cruise into quarterfinal stage - by Eurobasket News
Puerto Rico U19 - Egypt U19 99:71

Puerto Rico celebrated the fourth win at the U19 World Championship in New Zealand. They toppled Egypt to secure the quarterfinal birth today. Puerto Rico improved at 4-2 record worth the third position in Group E. Michael Rosario (191-G-90) was back to his usual scoring routine with 22 points. Raymond Cintron (186-G-90) added 17 points for the Latin American team. Amro Sherif (192-G-91) answered with 22 points for Egypt.
Puerto Rico notched 27 points in the opening frame to clear off to an 11-point distance after ten minutes. Puerto Rico continued to score eagerly as they fired 25 points in the second frame. Their fast style of game was too much to handle for the African team as the gap grew at 22 points at halftime. Puerto Rico did not slow down in the third frame accounting for 29 points and cleared off for good in this one.
Isaac Sosa (190-G-90) had 12 points for the winning team. Adham ElSayed (190-G-91) responded with 17 points for Egypt. Puerto Rico enjoyed a 45:34 advantage on the boards and committed only 9 turnovers down the stretch. The quarterfinal and classification stages are slated to start on Friday.

Puerto Rico: Michael Rosario 22, Raymond Cintron 17, Isaac Sosa 12
Egypt: Amro Sherif 22, Adham ElSayed 17



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  SERBIA   


Lottomatica Roma, Spanish teams want Uros Tripkovic - by Zoran Popovic
The Italian team Lottomatica Roma has strong willingness to sign the Serbian small forward Uros Tripkovic (196-G-86, agency: Beo Basket). According to Italian media, No.2 from the regular season already offered contract to Tripkovic, who is expected to make a decision soon. However, Tripkovic, who was one of the best Partizan's players over the past few years, is very doubtful as he also has interesting offers from Spain. That was the latest market news from Serbia, which sends a signal that Tripkovic's next destination is still under the big question mark.

Uros Tripkovic won big number of trophies and personal awards with Partizan over the past few years. In Serbia Partizan is totally untouchable, while in Adriatic league they won three consecutive trophies. This season was the second one when Partizan reached Euroleague Quarterfinals and Uros Tripkovic averaged 10.6 ppg in 18 games.


Jovo Stanojevic continues career in Turkey - by Zoran Popovic
Experienced Serbian center, Jovo Stanojevic (208-C-77, agency: Beo Basket), is new member of Kepez Bld Antalya. Last season Stanojevic started in Besiktas ColaTurka Istanbul, but in October 2008 he moved to BC Kyiv and in February 2009 Stanojevic signed for Vojvodina Srbija Gas. In Ukrainian league Stanojevic average scored 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.6 steals, in Eurocup average scored 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, in Eurochellenge average scored 9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.6 steals. When he moved to Vojvodina Srbija Gas, Stanojevic in Adriatic league average scored 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and in Serbian Superleague average scored 8.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.3 steals. During the career Stanojevic played for Vojvodina Srbija Gas, Crvena Zvezda, Maccabi Raanana Partizan, ALBA Berlin and BC Mega Aqua Monta Beograd.

Nikola Otasevic extends contract with BC Buducnost - by Zoran Popovic
Nikola Otasevic (184-G-82) extends contract with Montenegro Champion. After good season, won Championship and National Cup, Otasevic will stay in BC Buducnost Podgorica next two seasons. In season 2008-2009 Otasevic in Adriatic league on 24 games average scored 6.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.8 steals and in Eurocup on 7 games average scored 4.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals. Nikola Otasevic started career in Uzice, moved to Beopetrol and played for them in period 2000-2002, from 2002- till 2004 spend in Ergonom Nis, season 2004-2005 in KK Zdravlje Leskovac and season 2005-2006 in OKK Beograd. Before BC Buducnost Podgorica, Otasevic played one season in WTK Anwil Wloclawek in Poland in season 2006-2007.

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Olimpija gets tough Euroleague Draw - by Zeljko Zule
The 200-10 Euroleague season marked its first event today as the regular season draw was held in Barcelona, Spain.
Union Olimpija will play in Group C along with European runner-up CSKA Moscow, Spannish runner-up Tau Ceramica, Israeli champion Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Virtus Roma and the winner of Qualifying Round 2B.
The regular season is scheduled to begin on October 21 and last until January 14, to be followed by the Top 16 (January 27 to March 11) and the expanded best-of-five Quarterfinal Playoffs (March 23 to April 7). The season culminates at the 2009 Final Four, to be held May 7 to 9 at the Palais Omnisports Bercy in Paris, with the crowning of a Euroleague champion.


Masic moves to Zagreb - by Zeljko Zule
Former Bosnian NT member Ante Masic (200-G/F-85) has lost Zlatorog to joing Zagreb. He has signed a two-years contract with an option to extend it for one year. Masic last season averagedd 10,6 points (2P 85-125, 3P 41-122, FT 89-117), 4,5 rebounds, 1,0 assists, 0,9 steals and 0,2 blocks in 39 gamed of UPC League.
Radenska Creativ (D2) inked their former members Robert Suran (188-G-84) and Marko Mesko (190-G-76), both ex MFC.2 Branik, for the upcoming season.


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South African University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Ayanda Shange (183-G/F-86) of Maritzburg Tuskers
5 Marco Samuels (188-G-90)
6 Celemusa Khumalo (193-G-88) of Kwazulu Marlins
7 Denwin Jones (170-G-86) of Cape Town Kings
8 Jeremiah Phiri (186-86)
9 Thami Kukulela (194-G-85)
10 Nhlanhla Dlamini (174-G-86) of Soweto Panthers
11 Amogelang Keogatile (193-G-88)

12 Tsepo Matsie (185-G-86) of Tshwane Suns
13 Makgotla Modisaesi (175-86)
14 Mbulelo Ntshingana (185-85)
15 Wayne Mhlongo (190-87)
Head Coach: Thelejane Molupe
Assistant Coach: Frans Mamabolo


South Korea claim first win at World University Games - by Eurobasket News
South Korea - South Africa 105:72

South Korean team grabbed the initial win at the World Univeriade in Serbia. They held off South Africa to clinch the second spot in Group O. South Korea will now take on Mexico in the classification games for 20th-22nd place on Friday. South Africa will play against UAE tomorrow.
A high-flying first frame saw South Korea grab a 26:21 advantage. The Asian team increased the tempo even more in the second term exploding with 40 points to pile up a massive 29-point lead at halftime. South Africa managed to slow down Korea in the third frame but failed to get any closer. South Korea enjoyed a comfortable 31-point cushion into the fourth term. They did not allow South Africa to win a single quarter coasting to the victory in the fourth stanza.
Seven players scored in double figures for South Korea in the win. Heo Il-Young (197-F-85) delivered 23 points and 9 boards to pace the charge. Park Yoo Min (185-G-88) contributed 18 points, 8 boards and 8 assists for the winners. Celemusa Khumalo (193-G-88) responded with 16 points for South Africa. Wayne Mhlongo (190-87) added 13 points and 6 boards in the loss.

South Korea: Heo Il-Young 23, Park Yoo Min 18, Ham Nuri (196-F-88) 13
South Africa: Celemusa Khumalo 16, Wayne Mhlongo 13



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South Korea claim first win at World University Games - by Eurobasket News
South Korea - South Africa 105:72

South Korean team grabbed the initial win at the World Univeriade in Serbia. They held off South Africa to clinch the second spot in Group O. South Korea will now take on Mexico in the classification games for 20th-22nd place on Friday. South Africa will play against UAE tomorrow.
A high-flying first frame saw South Korea grab a 26:21 advantage. The Asian team increased the tempo even more in the second term exploding with 40 points to pile up a massive 29-point lead at halftime. South Africa managed to slow down Korea in the third frame but failed to get any closer. South Korea enjoyed a comfortable 31-point cushion into the fourth term. They did not allow South Africa to win a single quarter coasting to the victory in the fourth stanza.
Seven players scored in double figures for South Korea in the win. Heo Il-Young (197-F-85) delivered 23 points and 9 boards to pace the charge. Park Yoo Min (185-G-88) contributed 18 points, 8 boards and 8 assists for the winners. Celemusa Khumalo (193-G-88) responded with 16 points for South Africa. Wayne Mhlongo (190-87) added 13 points and 6 boards in the loss.

South Korea: Heo Il-Young 23, Park Yoo Min 18, Ham Nuri (196-F-88) 13
South Africa: Celemusa Khumalo 16, Wayne Mhlongo 13



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Win over Kazakhstan not enough for Spain - by Eurobasket News
Spain U19 - Kazakhstan U19 101:71
Spanish U19 National Team romped past Kazakhstan to complete Group F action. But things did not go Spanish way as Canada claimed the victory over Argentina and stole the ticket into the quarterfinal stage from a Juan Antonio Orenga team. Spain clinched the fifth spot in the pool and would face Egypt in the classification round on Friday.
Jorge Santana (193-G-90) recorded 26 points to pace Spain as he peeled off 6/6 from beyond the arc. Alexandr Zhigulin (202-F-94) responded with 13 points and 8 boards for Kazakhstan in defeat. The teams stayed close throughout the first quarter before the Spaniards went on a 12:5 run to clear off to an 11-point distance. Spain stayed focused and widened the margin to as many as 20 points at halftime. Kazakhstan adjusted their offense in the second half but could not constrain their opponents defensively. The European team rushed to a 27-point lead before the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Toni Vicens (202-C-90) produced 11 points, while Samuel Dominguez (204-C-91) had 10 in the winning charge. Rustem Tuleu (182-G-90), Pavel Ilin (192-G-92) and Alexander Tyutyunik (190-G-90) delivered 12 points each in the losing effort. Spain outrebounded their opponents 47:28 and forced those to 17 turnovers. The European team shot solid 54% from the field limiting Kazakhs to just 34% of accuracy.
Kazakhstan will take on Lithuania in the classification round on Friday.

Spain: Jorge Santana 26, Toni Vicens 11, Samuel Dominguez 10
Kazakhstan: Alexandr Zhigulin 13, Rustem Tuleu 12, Alexander Tyutyunik 12, Pavel Ilin 12



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HOUSTON COMBINE - RESCHEDULED FOR AUG. 1-2 - by Chris Cardenas

HOUSTON, TX - the 2009 TPBL COMBINE scheduled for july 11-12 in houston texas has been rescheduled due to 'reasons beyond control' (family). all players who had paid there early registration fees will have their spot saved/reserved for the combines new date. TPBL league owner chris cardenas ' my deepest apologies for the inconvenience the schedule change may cause and special thanks to all the guys for their understanding'. the combine will take place at the same location and same times so we urge all players still wanting to come to be ready as there will be teams reps from the TPBL and possible ABA team reps. here is the updated info on the HOUSTON COMBINE :
HOUSTON COMBINE - AUG. 1 & 2 , EARLY REGISTRATION $75 by JULY 27, LATE /WALK UPS $100 on the day of. for a combine entry form email : cardenas_chris@yahoo.com or call 325-763-6630


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Keith Simmons signs with Banvit Basketbol Kulubu - by Interperformances
6'5' Keith Simmons (196-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross) has been signed by the Turkish TBL team Banvit Basketbol Kulubu. The 24 years old American small forward is not new to the Turkish first division league, having played with Kepez Bld Antalya in the 2006-07 season, where he averaged 16.2 points per game, grabbing 5.7 rebounds. Last season Keith played for Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga, winning also the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest of the league. He is considered one of the most complete players in Europe.

Banvit adds Keith Simmons - by Baha Kurtulus
Former Holy Cross basketball standout Keith Simmons (196-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross) has signed a one-year contract to play basketball in Turkey again.
Simmons will play for Banvit Basketbol Kulubu, who compete in the Turkish Basketball League, and are located in the city of Bandirma.


In 2008-2009, Simmons played for Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt , in Germany.
He averaged 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game with DB Skyliners.
In 2007-2008, Simmons played for Kepez, a team in the Turkish Basketball League, which is based in Antalya, Turkey.
He averaged 16.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game during his one year with Kepez.
He was selected to the league's All-Defensive team, and always guarded the other team's top scorer.



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Brothers United, TWI win in ABA men's summer hoops - by David Edole
ST. THOMAS - Malik Hodge 's 21 points, six rebounds and three assists led the way for Brothers United on Tuesday night as they defeated V.I. Finest, 83-74, in ABA Men's Summer Basketball League action at the BCB gym.

Jeff Roberts (202-F/C-77, college: Spoon River JC) was Brothers United's second-leading scorer with 20 points and 16 rebounds. Clemille Gibbs added 12 points. Fitzroy Dunron led the way for V.I. Finest with 19 points and seven rebounds, followed by Cameron Phillip with 17 points.

In the second game of the night, TWI cruised to a 97-53 win over the Heavy Hitters. Robert Duck led TWI with a game-high 33 points to go with 11 rebounds and three assists. Jahowa Joseph was second on the team with 12 points, followed by Cedrick Smith with 10. The Heavy Hitters were led by Keenan George and Ricardo Oquendo, college: Brescia (KY)) with 14 points each. Oquendo also had a game-high 15 rebounds.



St. Benedicts: Aaron Brown - by David Edole
Aaron Brown plays on a high school team full of superstars at St. Benedict's (NY), which features Lamar Patterson '09, Tamir Jackson '09, Tristan Thompson '10, and Myck Kabongo '11 as its prime stars. Other well-known players include Mike Poole '10, Tavon Sledge '11, and Myles Davis '11. The first four of those players did not participate in the Hoop Group Showcase due to the NBA Top 100 camp in Virginia. Thus, Brown and the Gray Bees' other youngsters had a chance to shine. Aaron, a 6-6 forward in the class of 2010, was easily the best player the squad had at the event. I spoke with him after after his squad eked out a win over PCTI (NJ).

NB: You hit the winning shot. Howd it feel?
AB: It felt good. I think we should have still won by about 20 points. We let them come back into the game, and it felt good though, [to] hit the winning shot.

NB: Howd that happen? Howd you guys let that lead slip away?
AB: It came in with the subs. When [the coach] brought in some subs, . . . a couple kids from JV. They [are] not used to varsity basketball. So, they [are] just getting a feel for it for their first time, so [they] probably were a little nervous.

NB: Whats your outlook for [the] season next year at St. Benedicts? You guys are . . . unexpectedly losing Greg [Echenique]. You guys are losing Samardo [Samuels]. How are you going to rebound from that?
AB: We got a couple big-time guards coming in, and I think we got one big man [too]. So this year, like last year, our goal is to get number one in the country, so I think we can do it this year.

NB: What are some of your other goals?
AB: By the end of the year, for me to commit to a school. Other goals, . . . have a good record like we did last year and the reputation going for the school.

NB: What schools are currently recruiting you?
AB: Providence, Michigan, Kentucky, Marist, Virginia Tech. I got some other schools, but I dont remember [them] off the top of my head.

NB: Have all those schools offered you a scholarship?
AB: Providence did, Marist did, Kentucky did, I got Harvard did. I got a couple Ivy League schools, they all offered me. . . . Im keeping my mind open, I dont know what Im going to do yet.

NB: Whats your Grade Point Average [GPA]?
AB: 3.6.

NB: Do you have a favorite right now, [a] top school?
AB: No, I dont have a favorite right now. Im looking at everybody.

NB: Do you have a dream school?
AB: Dream school? Florida.

NB: If Florida offered, would you commit on the spot?
AB: I think so, yeah.

NB: What makes Florida standout to you?
AB: I [have] always liked them. Even before they won the National Championship, since I was little.

NB: What do you consider to be the strongest point of your game?
AB: Going to the hole.

NB: What [is] . . . the weakest [point of your game]?
AB: Weakest? Probably shooting off the dribble.

NB: What are you doing to work on that?
AB: Im in the gym everyday with one of the coaches, working on my game, so [Im] working on the jump-shot, going to the hole, trying to polish up my game.

NB: What AAU team to you play with?
AB: [The] Metro Hawks 16 and Under [team].

NB: Whats it like for you to put on that St. Benedicts jersey? [Its] such a prestigious [basketball] school.
AB: It feels good, were respected all around the country, so every time we put it on, you got to come to play.

Aaron Brown is a superstar in the making. He will likely always be overshadowed by Tristan Thompson, arguably the best player in the country in the class of 2010, but that doesn't mean Brown can't make a name for himself. In fact, it's likely that Aaron will indeed become a commonly known player in the high school basketball world, as he has a great deal of talent. Tell your friends about the rising star now, and in a few years when Brown is starring for Danny Hurley, you'll look like a genius for seeing it in advance.

Scouting Report on Brown:

Brown is just 6'6, but he looks a bit bigger. He can bang down low and player either forward position, though he'll need more height to be a full-time 4. Right now has a nice game, but needs to develop a better shot and extend his range. Aaron is a player with whom what you see is what you get, and might not have a vast amount of potential, though a major growth spurt would change that. Brown plays well in big games and in major moments, evidenced by the fact that he hit the game-winner against PCTI (NJ) and led his team in points against both PCTI and St. Patrick's (NJ), one of the Gray Bees' major rivals. Overall, Brown is a gifted player, who just needs to refine his game as a whole.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Northstar Basketball



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U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots and USBA March Together - by USBA Media
The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and the United States Basketball Association (USBA) will hold a series of basketball games on Saturday, December 12, 2009. The games will be held simultaneously in eighteen USBA cities. The goal is to collect 50,000 toys donated from fans in each community. 'These toys will be distributed in time for Christmas to disadvantaged children in that local community,' said league president Duane Jenkins.

The USBA will sponsor a series of charity basketball game that will pit local professional basketball players against police officers and firefighters. There are three games planned for each event. The games are open to the public. 'The entry fee to the game will be one unwrapped toy, which will be turned over to the marines for distribution to the kids,' said Jenkins.

'We express our sincere gratitude to the USBA for supporting the Toys for Tots program as thousands of underserved children will be thrilled to open a gift this year because of their generosity,' said Major William Grein, Vice President Marketing and Development, Toys for Tots Foundation.

Over the next several years, the USBA will actively participated in the Toys for Tots programs. 'The Toys for Tots program is a great organization dedicated to bringing happiness to needy children everywhere.' stated Jenkins. 'We are in the business providing professional basketball to our communities, we plan to use our agenda to help keep a smile on the face of children,' Jenkins continues, 'We are pleased help this great organization in such a worthy cause.'

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children. Over the 62 years of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 400 million toys to 215 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas.


The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is a single A minor division men's professional basketball league. The league operates from the first week of April to the first week of July. The league has eighteen teams spread over ten southern states and the District of Columbia. The league was founded in July 2007. The headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Basketball players can be catapulted to enjoy further opportunities in the National Basketball Association (NBA) summer camps and pre-season leagues as well as being exposed to international leagues around the world.


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Standings
Standings
1. Iran0-0
2. Jordan0-0
3. Japan0-0
4. Kazakhstan0-0
5. S.Korea0-0
6. Lebanon0-0
7. Philippines0-0
8. S.Africa0-0
9. Taiwan0-0


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Day: 6 (Qualifying Round) - by Eurobasket News
Group E
Egypt - Puerto Rico 71-99
Puerto Rico celebrated the fourth win at the U19 World Championship in New Zealand. They toppled Egypt to secure the quarterfinal birth today. Puerto Rico improved at 4-2 record worth the third position in Group E. Michael Rosario (191-G-90) was back to his usual scoring routine with 22 points. Raymond Cintron added 17 points for the Latin American team. Amro Sherif answered with 22 points for Egypt. Adham ElSayed responded with 17 points for Egypt. Puerto Rico enjoyed a 45:34 advantage on the boards and committed only 9 turnovers down the stretch.

France - Greece 72-76
Greek U19 National Team clinched the second spot in Group E of the World Championship in New Zealand. Greece therefore advanced into the quarterfinal to face Argentina on Friday. France slipped at 3-3 record after the defeat but scraped through into the quarterfinal stage to face Australia. Nikolaos Pappas (194-G-90, agency: FCM) stepped up with 20 points and 8 boards for the winners. Leonidas Kaselakis added 18 points and 9 boards for the Hellenes. Jonathan Bourhis fired 17 points for France. Christophe Leonard delivered 13 points and 8 boards in the losing case.

USA - Lithuania 76-69
The USA secured their spotless record at the U19 World Championship. They completed the Qualifying round with a hard-fought win over gutsy Lithuania to clinch the top spot in Group E. Lithuanian in the meantime suffered a major setback as the defeat did not allow them to reach the quarterfinal stage. A Vitoldas Masalkis team finished in the fifth spot in the pool and would play in the classification games for 9th-12th position. Tyshawn Taylor (191-G-90) delivered 13 points to pace the USA. Klay Thompson and Darius Miller added 10 points apiece for the winners. Tautvydas Slezas responded with 21 points and 12 boards for Lithuania. Donatas Motiejunas had 12 points in the losing effort.

Group F
Kazakhstan - Spain 71-101
Spanish U19 National Team romped past Kazakhstan to complete Group F action. But things did not go Spanish way as Canada claimed the victory over Argentina and stole the ticket into the quarterfinal stage from a Juan Antonio Orenga team. Spain clinched the fifth spot in the pool and would face Egypt in the classification round on Friday. Jorge Santana (193-G-90) recorded 26 points to pace Spain as he peeled off 6/6 from beyond the arc. Alexandr Zhigulin responded with 13 points and 8 boards for Kazakhstan in defeat. Spain outrebounded their opponents 47:28 and forced those to 17 turnovers. The European team shot solid 54% from the field limiting Kazakhs to just 34% of accuracy. Kazakhstan will take on Lithuania in the classification round on Friday.

Argentina - Canada 57-67
Canada raced past Argentina on the final day of the qualifying round to secure the quarterfinal appearance at the U19 World Championship in New Zealand. Canada will now face the unbeaten USA on Friday for a chance to play in the semis. Canada could have finished in the third spot in Group F but Kelly Olynyk buzzer-beating trey rimmed out leaving the North American in the fourth position. Cory Joseph (185-G-91) provided 20 points for Canada. Mangisto Arop added 18 points in the winning effort. Lisandro Rasio answered with 14 points and 7 boards for Argentina. Luciano Gonzalez had 12 points in the loss.

Croatia - Australia 74-79
Australian U19 National Team continued their unbeaten run with a tight victory over Croatia. The Emus clinched the top spot in Group F and would face France in the quarterfinals on Friday. Croatia suffered the first defeat in the competition and would be tested by Puerto Rico on the same day. Matthew Dellavedova (189-G-90) finished with 17 points to pace Australia. Cody Ellis added 14 points, while Brock Motum and Mitchell Young had 10 points in the win. Toni Prostran and Tomislav Zubcic answered with 14 points each for Croatia. Ivan Batur canned 12 points in the loss.



Groups Standings
Standings
Group E
1. USA6-0
2. Greece4-2
3. P.Rico4-2
4. France3-3
5. Lithuania3-3
6. Egypt1-5
Group F
1. Australia6-0
2. Croatia5-1
3. Argentina3-3
4. Canada3-3
5. Spain3-3
6. Kazakhstan1-5


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Standings
Standings
Group I
1. USA3-0
2. Serbia2-1
3. Finland1-2
4. Greece0-3
Group J
1. Lithuania3-0
2. Germany1-2
3. Latvia1-2
4. Romania1-2
Group K
1. Israel3-0
2. Russia2-1
3. Canada1-2
4. Italy0-3
Group L
1. Turkey3-0
2. Bulgaria2-1
3. Ukraine1-2
4. Portugal0-3
Group M
1. Australia2-0
2. Iran1-1
3. China0-2
Group N
1. Brazil2-0
2. Mexico1-1
3. United Ara.0-2
Group O
1. Japan2-0
2. S.Korea1-1
3. S.Africa0-2




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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Australian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Lauren Mansfield (-G-89) of South Australian Sports Institute
5 Chantella Perera (175-G-86) of Canberra TransAct Capitals
6 Amy Lewis (175-G-86) of Townsville Fire

7 Sarah Graham (163-G-89) of Logan Thunder
8 Mia Newley (181-F-86) of Adelaide Link Lightning
9 Emma Langford (188-F-89) of University of Wyoming (USA)
10 Kiera Shiels (192-88)
11 Sally Potocki (178-G-89) of Sydney Uni Flames
12 Alyce Shearing (188-F/C-87) of Troy University (USA)
13 Elyse Penaluna (193-C-88) of Bulleen Melbourne Boomers
14 Marianna Tolo (196-C-89) of Canberra TransAct Capitals

15 Louella Tomlinson (193-F-88) of St.Mary's College of California (USA)
Head Coach: Peter Buckle
Assistant Coach: Chris Lucas


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Belgium U20 became the leader of Group A - by Eurobasket News
Belgium U20-Austria U20 80:48 (22-18, 17-8, 27-6, 14-16)

Belgium U20 became the leader of Group A of U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team improved to 3-0 record after 80:48 easy win over Austria U20 80:48.
Belgium U20 shows great basketball and rightfully registered their third win in the group. Even thought Austria struggled a lot and led in the first period, Belgium took the lead at the end of the frame. Sarah Deneil (168-G-90) made a jump shot to take 22:18 after the first 10 minutes. Later on the court was dominated only by one team, Belgium. They produced 17-8 in the second frame as Sarah Deneil closed the period from the free throw line. Belgium team went on a big break having 39:26 advantage. The third period became the nightmare for the Austrian side that could not find a match for the favorites. Belgium produced 27-6 in it to take the full control of the court. Demonceau's jump shot gave them 66:32 after the third frame. Austria U20 could win only the last period 16-14 that made the final score at the game 80:48.
Sarah Deneil paced all the winners with 28 points for 3-0 record. Kim Mestdagh (178-F-90) notched 17, while Lien Lentacker (183-C-90) had 7 points and 13 boards. Keller ended up with 9 points in the losing case, whilst Takacs posted 8.

Belgium U20: Sarah Deneil 28, Kim Mestdagh 17, Lien Lentacker 7+13 rebs
Austria U20: Keller 9, Takacs 8


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Turkey U18 won the game for the second win in the Classification Round - by Eurobasket News
Belarus U18-Turkey U18 65:68 (13-10, 14-17, 17-15, 21-26)

Turkey won the game for the second win in the Classification Round beating Belarus 68:65. The winners improved to 2-0 record at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A today.
Karalina Padshyvalava (162-G-89) posted three for Belarus that later increased to 8:3. Although Turkey reduced the gap a bit Maryia Filonchyk (189-C-92) made 13;10 at the end of the first. Turkey responded with 5-0 run and Cakmakci gave her team 15:13 advantage. In a back-to-back period Turmus tied the game at 27:27 at the halftime. The teams struggled a lot in the third frame as well and did not allow each other to get a big lead. Pelin Gulbag (171-G-91) closed the third period as Turkey trailed 42:44. Belarus was in front for the whole last period, but not the last seconds. Pinar Demirok (180-F-91) tied the game at 65:65, while Ozge Yavas (169-G-91) brought three more points for the winners from the free throw line.
Ozge Yavas top-scored for the winners with 16 points, Pelin Gulbag netted 15 and Pinar Demirok scored 13. Aliaksandra Musatava (173-G-92) ended up with 15 points in defeat as Belarus is 1-1 in the group. Maryia Filonchyk collected 14 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Karalina Padshyvalava had 13 points and 10 boards.
In another game Slovak Republic U18 celebrated their initial victory at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team smashed Bulgaria U18 56:39 with a massive third period.

Belarus U18: Aliaksandra Musatava 15, Maryia Filonchyk 14+10 rebs, Karalina Padshyvalava 13+10 rebs
Turkey U18: Ozge Yavas 16, Pelin Gulbag 15, Pinar Demirok 13



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  BELGIUM - Women  


Belgium U20 became the leader of Group A - by Eurobasket News
Belgium U20-Austria U20 80:48 (22-18, 17-8, 27-6, 14-16)

Belgium U20 became the leader of Group A of U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team improved to 3-0 record after 80:48 easy win over Austria U20 80:48.
Belgium U20 shows great basketball and rightfully registered their third win in the group. Even thought Austria struggled a lot and led in the first period, Belgium took the lead at the end of the frame. Sarah Deneil (168-G-90) made a jump shot to take 22:18 after the first 10 minutes. Later on the court was dominated only by one team, Belgium. They produced 17-8 in the second frame as Sarah Deneil closed the period from the free throw line. Belgium team went on a big break having 39:26 advantage. The third period became the nightmare for the Austrian side that could not find a match for the favorites. Belgium produced 27-6 in it to take the full control of the court. Demonceau's jump shot gave them 66:32 after the third frame. Austria U20 could win only the last period 16-14 that made the final score at the game 80:48.
Sarah Deneil paced all the winners with 28 points for 3-0 record. Kim Mestdagh (178-F-90) notched 17, while Lien Lentacker (183-C-90) had 7 points and 13 boards. Keller ended up with 9 points in the losing case, whilst Takacs posted 8.

Belgium U20: Sarah Deneil 28, Kim Mestdagh 17, Lien Lentacker 7+13 rebs
Austria U20: Keller 9, Takacs 8


Sweden U18 clinched the Quarterfinal spot at the home tournament, Belgium is out - by Eurobasket News
Sweden U18-Belgium U18 70:63 (19-13, 10-24, 21-9, 20-17)

Sweden U18 clinched the Quarterfinal spot at the home tournament of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team came-from-behind to beat Belgium 70:63
That was a decisive game for both teams as only in case of the win the team advanced to the 1/4 Finals. The home side had great support and desired the win more. Belgium however started better and did not mind playing away from home. Jana Raman (183-F-91) made it 9:4 in the middle of the quarter, while the hosts pushed the tempo later in the period. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-G-91)made two free throws for 19:13 advantage after the first frame. In the second period Belgium started to play better again and nailed 24 points in the quarter. Jenny Mayinga (185-C-92) brought her team 37:27 lead and Cleopatra Forsman-Gogasent the teams to the lockers for 29:37. Trailing 29:43 early in the third quarter, the Swedes went on a 21-3 run to take a 50:46 lead with 10 minutes remaining. Jana Raman shot for 53:52 and Sweden needed another 10-0 run to take 62:53. The home side never looked behind after and led the game to the necessary win.
Cleopatra Forsman-Goga shined with 26 points and 10 boards for 3-2 record. Farhiya Abdi (185-F/C-92) collected massive 18 points and 17 boards, while Frida Fogdemark (185-F-91) netted 12. Jana Raman ended up with 24 points and Jenny Mayinga notched 9. Belgium finished 5th in the group with 2-3 record.

Sweden U18: Cleopatra Forsman-Goga 26+10 rebs, Farhiya Abdi 18+17 rebs, Frida Fogdemark 12
Belgium U18: Jana Raman 24, Jenny Mayinga 9



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Sonja Greinacher inspires Germany past Bosnia and Herzegovina - by Eurobasket News
Germany U18 - Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 70:64

Germany held off Bosnia and Herzegovina to hand those the first loss at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Germany thus caught up with their opponents in the ladder as the teams are now tied at 3-1 record in Group F. Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) was the catalyst for the victory as she notched 23 points, 12 boards, 3 blocks and 2 steals.
Germany grabbed the lead after ten minutes of action. Finja Schaake (178-G/F-92) and Brunckhorst teamed up for 8 points in the opening frame as Germany built a 24:18 lead at the first break. Sonja Greinacher opened up a 10-point lead for Germany early in the second frame. Finja Schaake hit a three-pointer late in the stanza as Germany enjoyed a 40:28 buffer. Rahmanovic and Tamara Kapor (178-G-91) however capped the half with four points in a row to keep Bosnia and Herzegovina hopeful. Matea Tavic (177-G-92), Hamsic and Tamara Kapor ensured an 8:0 start of the third period for Bosnia. The lead changed hands for several times in the quarter before Sonja Greinacher sealed the outcome at 52:49. Finja Schaake, Sarah-Marie Frankenberger (177-F/C-91), Schnorr and Karic all scored in a 9:0 spurt from Germany midway through the fourth period that proved decisive. The Bundesteam cleared off to a 12-point distance and never looked back en route to the victory.
Finja Schaake notched 21 points for Germany. Sarah-Marie Frankenberger contributed 8 points in the win. Matea Tavic answered with 23 points and 7 assists for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tamara Kapor delivered 19 points in the loss.

Germany: Sonja Greinacher 23+12 boards, Finja Schaake 21, Sarah-Marie Frankenberger 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Matea Tavic 23, Tamara Kapor 19



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  BULGARIA - Women  


Slovak Republic U18 celebrated their initial victory in Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News
Slovak Republic U18-Bulgaria U18 56:39 (10-12, 13-12, 22-3, 11-12)

Slovak Republic U18 celebrated their initial victory at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team smashed Bulgaria U18 56:39 with a massive third period.
Both squads looked well in the court in the first period and exchanged the lead several times. Baburova posted two at the end of the frame to trail 10:12 with her team. Monika Todorova (162-G-91) brought Bulgaria 21:14 in the second quarter as Bulgaria seemed to play their best game at the tournament. It was her again from the perimeter to remain in front with Bulgaria at 24:23 at the halftime. The third period became a nightmare for Bulgaria that lost the quarter 3-22. Slovak Republic U18 was too good in those 10 minute and never looked behind after. Palenkova made a lay-up for 45:27 at the end of the third frame. There was not too much intrigue in the court in the last quarter as the teams realized the game was over. Vojtekova scored for 56:36 and Rasheva made the final score, 56:39.
Marta Palenikova (184-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 15 as Slovak Republic U18 is 1-1 now in the group. Baburova, Adriana Firkalova (179-F-92) and Lucia Stanekova (187-F-91) netted 10 points apiece in a win. Monika Todorova finished the night with 19 points and Nadejda Georgieva (190-C-89) had 6.
In another game Turkey won the game for the second win in the Classification Round beating Belarus 68:65. The winners improved to 2-0 record at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A today.

Slovak Republic U18: Marta Palenikova 15, Baburova 10, Adriana Firkalova 10, Lucia Stanekova 10
Bulgaria U18: Monika Todorova 19, Nadejda Georgieva 6


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  CANADA - Women  


Turkey breeze past Canada - by Eurobasket News
Turkey - Canada 104:81

Turkey overcame Canada in the classification games for the 13th-16th place at the World University Games. Turkey now set up the clash against France for the 13th overall place. Canada will wrap up their campaign in Serbia against Mozambique.
Turkey jumped off the blocks to build a 27:22 lead after ten minutes. The European team continued to dominate in the second stanza scoring 30 points. They secured a 16-point lead at halftime. Canada gradually picked up the slack in the second half. They matched Turkey as the teams traded baskets. Turkey however did not allow their opponents to get any closer leading by 16 points into the fourth frame. Turkey closed the game in style earning a confident victory at the end. Melike Bakircioglu (191-F/C-87) notched 32 points and 9 rebounds for Turkey. Seda Tabakci (185-F-85) added 18 points for the winners. Laurelle Weigl (193-C-88) had 24 points and 7 caroms for Canada. Kalisha Keane (185-F-89) finished with 15 points in defeat.

Turkey: Melike Bakircioglu 32, Seda Tabakci 18, Gulnur Sandallioglu (187-F-87) 12
Canada: Laurelle Weigl 24, Kalisha Keane 15



Canadian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Carolann Cloutier (-89)
5 Chanelle St-Amour (168-G-87) of University of Laval
6 Vanessa Kabongo (178-G-89) of University of Delaware
7 Kelsey Hodgson (178-G) of Cape Breton University
8 Zara Huntley (188-C-89) of University of British Columbia
9 Courtnay Pilypaitis (185-G-88) of University of Vermont
10 Robyn Buna (180-F-88) of Simon Fraser University
11 Laurelle Weigl (193-C-88) of Simon Fraser University
12 Marie-Michelle Genois (188-C-86) of University of Laval
13 Emilie Cloutier (182-G)
14 Kalisha Keane (185-F-89) of Michigan State University
15 Kayla Dykstra (188-F-87) of University of Victoria
Head Coach: Linda Marquis
Assistant Coach: Deb Huband , Fabian McKenzie


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  CAPE VERDE - Women  


Francisco Romero returns as Womens head coach - by Pedro Gomes
The new coach of the Cape Verde womens national basketball team, Franscisco Romero, is already working with the national team in the city of Praia, preparing for
the Lusophone Games, which will take place July 11-19 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Returning to the team, after being away for 2 years, Romero has a deep knowledge of the Womens national team, having a bulk of the players who he has already coached.

Criticism arises of the womens NT participation in this tournament, due to the fact that there is no womens league in the country. Is this a wise decision from the Federation to insist on bringing the team who are lacking competitive players.

At the moment the teams counts with the following players: Denise; Rosalgela; Tatiana; Lilita, Ornela, Mireille; Anisa; Loreta; Arlia and Deniffer.



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  CHINA - Women  


Lin Hua leads China past Hungary - by Eurobasket News
China - Hungary 76:64
China claimed a comfortable win over Hungary in the classification games for the 9th-12th spots at the World University Games today. Hua Lin (187-86) exploded with 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the Asian team. China will now take on Japan in the classic rivalry. Hungary will complete their campaign against hosting Serbia.
The teams showed some defensive havoc in the opening frame scoring eagerly. China were more accurate scoring 30 points to take an 8-point lead into the second stanza. The complexion of the game changed drastically in the second frame as the stress was put on defense. And once again China were more successful limiting their European opponents to just 7 points in the quarter. A Ruirong Shan team ensured an 11-point lead at halftime. Hungary stormed back into the contest right after the long break. Anna Vida (184-F-85) gave needed boost for the Hungarian side as they fired 28 points to clip the distance. Hungary leveled things up after three quarters of action but could not develop the success. China put a stop on Hungarian ambitions with a perfect defensive effort in the fourth frame. The Asian team held their counterparts to 7 points to celebrate a solid win at the end. Song Lulu (-G-85) and Liu Xin (185-89) delivered 14 points apiece for China. Anna Vida answered with 22 points and 7 boards for Hungary. Jekatyerina Szavercsenko (180-G/F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) netted 12 points in the loss.

China: Hua Lin 33+14 boards, Song Lulu 14, Liu Xin 14
Hungary: Anna Vida 22, Jekatyerina Szavercsenko 12



Chinese University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Zhang Lei (208-C-87) of Jilin Northeast Tigers
5 Liu Xin (185-89)
6 Liu Xiaolei (176-87)
7 Zhao Xiaodan (-C-86)
8 Song Lei (184-87)
9 Yan Yan (179-85)
10 Zhai Huan (178-89)

11 Li Xuan (182-86)
12 Song Lulu (-G-85)
13 Zhao Tangwei (185-86)
14 Hua Lin (187-86) (187-86)
15 Jia Qiujiao (172-92)
Head Coach: Ruirong Shan
Assistant Coach: Li Sunnan , Xue Culian



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  CROATIA - Women  


Krogh too much for Croatia U18 - by Eurobasket News
Croatia U18-Denmark U18 61:66 (21-15, 14-14, 13-13, 13-24)

Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) explode with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists as her Denmark celebrated the initial victory at the Qualifying Round of U18 European Championship for Women Division B. Denmark won the game 66:61 to take 1-3 record.
It was Croatia that started with seven consecutive points to win the opening tip of the game. Lotte Tobiasen (183-F/C-91) pulled her team back to 9:8 and Ida Krogh gave Denmark the first lead, 12:11. Croatia deserved the victory in the first quarter more than the opponents and had 21:15 at the end of it. Jensen reduced for 25:24 and Ida Krogh 's three tied the game at 29:29. Carmen Miloglav (172-G-91) closed a 6-0 run from her team as Croatia won the half 35:29. It was Carmen Miloglav again to give her team plus 9, 41:32 at the beginning of the third frame. The top-scorer for Croatia brought them 48:42 after thirty minutes of the game. In the last quarter the teams pplayed very carefully with Croatia first keeping the score and then Denmark grabbing the win. Ostergaard nailed for 57:53 and Dokkedal scored for 64:57. Margic reduced for the final score at 61:66.
Lotte Tobiasen followed Ida Krogh with 12 points for the winners. Carmen Miloglav ended up with 23, while Anja Skara (184-F-91) netted 11.

Croatia U18: Carmen Miloglav 23, Anja Skara 11
Denmark U18: Ida Krogh 29+10 rebs+7 ast, Lotte Tobiasen 12


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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


Czech Republic University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Michaela Zrustova (183-F-87) of Valosun KP Brno
5 Pavla Rakosnikova (168-G-86) of Basket Slovanka Tabor
6 Romana Hejdova (183-F-88) of Gambrinus Sika Brno
7 Zuzana Ondrejova (190-C-85) of Sparta Praha
8 Katerina Hindrakova (176-G/F-88) of Kara Trutnov
9 Iva Peklova (193-F/C-86) of University of Windsor (CAN)
10 Darina Johnova (176-G-85) of BK Czech coal Aldast Strakonice
11 Katerina Elhotova (176-G-89) of ZVVZ USK Praha
12 Edita Sujanova (190-C-85) of BK Inpek UKF Nitra (SVK)
13 Kamila Stepanova (191-C-88) of Kara Trutnov
14 Adela Vechtova (188-C-87) of Sokol VCP Hradec Kralove
15 Tereza Peckova (191-F-87) of ZVVZ USK Praha
Head Coach: Ivan Benes
Assistant Coach: Martin Petrovicky


Czech Republic U18 continues their winning campaign - by Eurobasket News
Czech Republic U18-Russia U18 59:47 (10-15, 17-7, 14-6, 18-19)

Czech Republic U18 advanced to the Quarterfinals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team improved to 3-2 record to finish Group E and left Russiia winless after 59:47 over them.
Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) propelled her team to the first lead as Czech Republic U18 remained in front until 9:9. Russia dominated the rest of the period and took 15:10 when Viktoria Medvedeva (185-C-91) made a shot. Czech Republic U18 trailed until 20:22 in the second period but then managed to create a 7-0 run to grab 27:22 at the halftime. Russia reduced the deficit to 33:28 with less than four minutes to go in the third quarter, however, the Czechs scored the next seven points of the game to take command. Renata Pudlakova (176-G-92) closed the third quarter at 41:28 and looked forward to win the game. The victory was more necessary for Czech Republic U18 and they were able to get it. Even after 18-19 in the last period, the Czechs had 59:47 in total.
Alena Hanusova led the way with 23 points for the winners. Renata Pudlakova notched 12, while Lenka Bartakova (175-G-91) and Martina Cepelkova (182-C-92) netted 5 each. Viktoria Medvedeva ended up with 15 points in defeat, while Alexandra Stolyar (178-G-92) posted 10.

Czech Republic U18: Alena Hanusova 23, Renata Pudlakova 12, Lenka Bartakova 5, Martina Cepelkova 5
Russia U18: Viktoria Medvedeva 15, Alexandra Stolyar 10



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  DENMARK - Women  


Krogh too much for Croatia U18 - by Eurobasket News
Croatia U18-Denmark U18 61:66 (21-15, 14-14, 13-13, 13-24)

Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) explode with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists as her Denmark celebrated the initial victory at the Qualifying Round of U18 European Championship for Women Division B. Denmark won the game 66:61 to take 1-3 record.
It was Croatia that started with seven consecutive points to win the opening tip of the game. Lotte Tobiasen (183-F/C-91) pulled her team back to 9:8 and Ida Krogh gave Denmark the first lead, 12:11. Croatia deserved the victory in the first quarter more than the opponents and had 21:15 at the end of it. Jensen reduced for 25:24 and Ida Krogh 's three tied the game at 29:29. Carmen Miloglav (172-G-91) closed a 6-0 run from her team as Croatia won the half 35:29. It was Carmen Miloglav again to give her team plus 9, 41:32 at the beginning of the third frame. The top-scorer for Croatia brought them 48:42 after thirty minutes of the game. In the last quarter the teams pplayed very carefully with Croatia first keeping the score and then Denmark grabbing the win. Ostergaard nailed for 57:53 and Dokkedal scored for 64:57. Margic reduced for the final score at 61:66.
Lotte Tobiasen followed Ida Krogh with 12 points for the winners. Carmen Miloglav ended up with 23, while Anja Skara (184-F-91) netted 11.

Croatia U18: Carmen Miloglav 23, Anja Skara 11
Denmark U18: Ida Krogh 29+10 rebs+7 ast, Lotte Tobiasen 12


Greece hold off Denmark in Eliat - by Eurobasket News
Greece U18 - Denmark U18 72:53
Greece held off Denmark to improve at 2-3 record in Group F of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The victory allowed Greece to clinch the quarterfinal birth. Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) scored 21 points but could not rescue Denmark from falling short in this one. Denmark slipped at 1-4 record and missed the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. Anna Kavasila (186-C-91) tallied 20 points and 12 boards to pace Greece. Ageliki Nikolopoulou (178-G-91) issued 11 assists to orchestrate the game well. The lead changed hands several times during the starting frame. Panou and Anna Kavasila capped the period with 5 points in a row to give Greece a 21:17 lead at the first break. Anne Pedersen (186-F-92) and Ida Krogh kept Denmark close in the second quarter. Ida Krogh converted a three-point play late in the half as Denmark managed a 40:37 lead. But Tranta and Ageliki Nikolopoulou drew things level at halftime.
Things changed little in the third stanza as the teams stayed neck and neck. Anna Kavasila and Christina Tsoukala (188-F/C-91) crowned the third quarter with four points in a row as Greece built a 51:47 advantage. Tranta nailed 5 points in an 14:3 run from Greece as they cleared off to a 15-point distance. Greece then finished the game on a 7:3 spurt to complete the victory.
Ageliki Nikolopoulou and Christina Tsoukala had 13 points each for the winners. Anne Pedersen and Lotte Tobiasen (183-F/C-91) responded with 11 points each in the losing case.

Greece: Anna Kavasila 20+12 boards, Ageliki Nikolopoulou 13, Christina Tsoukala 13
Denmark: Ida Krogh 21, Anne Pedersen 11, Lotte Tobiasen 11



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18 - Women  


The End of the Qualifying Round - by Eurobasket News
Group E
Sweden - Belgium 70-63
Sweden U18 clinched the Quartefinal spot at the home tournament of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team came-from-behind to beat Belgium 70:63. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-G-91) shined with 26 points and 10 boards for 3-2 record. Abdi collected massive 18 points and 17 boards, while Fogdemark netted 12. Raman ended up with 24 points and Mayinga notched 9. Belgium finished 5th in the group with 2-3 record.

Spain - Serbia 90-48
Spain maintained their unbeaten run at the U18 European Championship in Sodertalje, Sweden. They cruised past Serbia today to win Group E action. Spain will now test Ukraine in the quarterfinal on Friday. Serbia entered the Qualifying round undefeated but suffered two losses to finish in the second position. They will now fight Czech Republic for the semifinal ticket. Leonor Rodriguez (177-G-91) provided 21 points to pace Spain. Vega Gimeno added 16 points for the winners. Tina Jovanovic replied with 15 points for Serbia. Sara Krnjic finished with 14 points in the losing effort.

Latvia - Poland 70-63
Latvia U18 won the important game over Poland 70:63 and now will hope for the hosts Sweden to beat Belgium. In that case both Sweden and Latvia will advance to the Quarterfinals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) was unstoppable with 27 points and 11 rebounds for 2-3 record. Sonka nailed 10 and Vitola notched 8. Bandyk ended up with 20 points in the losing effort as they remained winless in the Qualifying Round with 0-5. Kowalska posted 13, while Zietara delivered 10.

Group F
Lithuania - France 44-68
France U18 remained undefeated and won Group E of U18 European Championship for Women. The favorites smashed the third place team of the previous tournament Lithuania 68:44 as both teams made it through to the Quarter-Finals from the top places. Bousbaa, Konteh and Allison Vernerey (194-C-91) scored 10 points each for the winners. Sniokaite delivered 14 for the Baltic side and Okockyte netted 6.

Czech Republic - Russia 59-47
Czech Republic U18 advanced to the Quarterfinals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team improved to 3-2 record to finish Group E and left Russiia winless after 59:47 over them. Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) led the way with 23 points for the winners. Pudlakova notched 12, while Bartakova and Cepelkova netted 5 each. Medvedeva ended up with 15 points in defeat, while Stolyar posted 10.

Ukraine - Italy 82-78
Ukrainian U18 team advanced to 1/4 Finals of U18 European Championship for Women Division. The team needed an overtime to beat Italy 82:78. Olha Maznichenko (186-F-91) erupted with 36 points and 16 rebounds for 2-3 record. Matsko had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Malashenko collected 13 points and 15 boards. Spreafico finished the game with 20 points and Bestagno posted 16.

Group G
Belarus - Turkey 65-68
Turkey won the game for the second win in the Classification Round beating Belarus 68:65. The winners improved to 2-0 record at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A today. Ozge Yavas (169-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, Gulbag netted 15 and Demirok scored 13. Musatava ended up with 15 points in defeat as Belarus is 1-1 in the group. Filonchyk collected 14 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Padshyvalava had 13 points and 10 boards.

Slovakia - Bulgaria 56-39
Slovak Republic U18 celebrated their initial victory at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A today. The team smashed Bulgaria U18 56:39 with a massive third period. Marta Palenikova (184-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 15 as Slovak Republic U18 is 1-1 now in the group. Baburova, Firkalova and Stanekova netted 10 points apiece in a win. Todorova finished the night with 19 points and Georgieva had 6.



Standings - Division B - by Eurobasket News
Standings Div.B
Group E
1. Hungary5-0
2. Slovenia3-2
3. Portugal3-2
4. Finland2-3
5. Romania1-4
6. U.Kingdom1-4
Group F
1. Israel5-0
2. Germany3-2
3. Bosnia3-2
4. Greece2-3
5. Denmark1-4
6. Croatia1-4
Group G
1. Holland2-0
2. Norway0-1
3. Switzerl.0-1


W-Standings - Group A
Standings
Group E
1. Spain5-0
2. Serbia3-2
3. Sweden3-2
4. Latvia2-3
5. Belgium2-3
6. Poland0-5
Group F
1. France5-0
2. Lithuania3-2
3. Czech Repu.3-2
4. Italy2-3
5. Ukraine2-3
6. Russia0-5
Group G
1. Turkey2-0
2. Belarus2-1
3. Slovakia1-1
4. Bulgaria0-3


Div. B Day: 5 (Qualifying Round) - by Eurobasket News
Group E
Romania - Slovenia 60-64
Slovenian Junior National Team overcame their Romanian counterparts on the fifth day of the European Championship in Division B. Slovenia improved at 3-1 record in the Qualifying round Group E. Romania slipped at 1-3 record after the loss. Nika Baric (168-G-92) was instrumental in the victory as she tallied 25 points, 6 assists and 5 boards. Petra Peric came up with 14 points for Slovenia. Polona Zalar finished with 11 points in the win. Gabriela Cursaru responded with 19 points and 7 boards for Romania. Corina Stinga had 13 points in the loss.

Finland - United Kingdom 57-53
Finnish U18 National Team posted the first win at the Qualifying round of the European Championship in Division B. Earlier today they toppled England to catch up with their opponents at 1-3 record in Group E. Salla Ekstrom (187-F-91) scored 14 points to pace Finland. Laura Saarinen added 11 points and 9 boards in the victory. Gemma Bullard replied with 15 points for England. Ella Clark finished with 9 points and 10 boards in the losing case.

Hungary - Portugal 58-45
Hungary U18 remained undefeated in the Qualifying Round of Group E of the U18 European Championship for Women in Division B. The favorites outscored Portugal U18 58:45 to improve to 4-0 record. Bernadett Balla (192-F-91) ended up with 17 points for the winners and Alma Nemeth collected 13 points and 11 boards. Maria Correia finished the night with 12 points and Michelle Brandao posted 8.

Group F
Israel - Greece 66-54
Israel U18 became the only leader of Group F after the win over Greece and when Germany defeated Bosnia. The hosts of U18 European Championship for Women Division B overcame Greece 66:54.Ben Barak paced all the winners with 16 points, while Avigiel Sara Cohen (177-F-92) and Gutin added 14. Nikolopoulou ended up with 22 points and Kavasila added 10.

Germany - Bosnia 70-64
Germany held off Bosnia and Herzegovina to hand those the first loss at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Germany thus caught up with their opponents in the ladder as the teams are now tied at 3-1 record in Group F. Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) was the catalyst for the victory as she notched 23 points, 12 boards, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Finja Schaake notched 21 points for Germany. Sarah-Marie Frankenberger contributed 8 points in the win. Matea Tavic answered with 23 points and 7 assists for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tamara Kapor delivered 19 points in the loss.

Croatia - Denmark 61-66
Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) exploded with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists as her Denmark celebrated the initial victory at the Qualifying Round of U18 European Championship for Women Division B. Denmark won the game 66:61 to take 1-3 record. Tobiasen followed Ida Krogh with 12 points for the winners. Miloglav ended up with 23, while Skara netted 11.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20 - Women  


Div. B Day: 3 (Preliminary Round) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Belgium - Austria 80-48
Belgium U20 became the leader of Group A of U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team improved to 3-0 record after 80:48 easy win over Austria U20 80:48. Belgium U20 shows great basketball and rightfully registered their third win in the group. Even thought Austria struggled a lot and led in the first period, Belgium took the lead at the end of the frame. Sarah Deneil (168-G-90) made a jump shot to take 22:18 after the first 10 minutes. Later on the court was dominated only by one team, Belgium. They produced 17-8 in the second frame as Sarah Deneil closed the period from the free throw line. Belgium team went on a big break having 39:26 advantage. The third period became the nightmare for the Austrian side that could not find a match for the favorites. Belgium produced 27-6 in it to take the full control of the court. Demonceau's jump shot gave them 66:32 after the third frame. Austria U20 could win only the last period 16-14 that made the final score at the game 80:48. Sarah Deneil paced all the winners with 28 points for 3-0 record. Mestdagh notched 17, while Lentacker had 7 points and 13 boards. Keller ended up with 9 points in the losing case, whilst Takacs posted 8.

Hungary - Greece 66-53
Hungary U20 handed Greece U20 the first loss at the U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team edged the opponents 66:53 as both teams are 2-1 in Group A. Greece won the opening tip of the game but remained in front only until 7:5. Bozoki responded for the winners as she scored 8 points in a row. She was the one to close the period at 15:9. Bousnaki splashed with Greece for 16:15 in the beginning of the second quarter. Greece continues their 14-0 run to take 23:15 advantage. Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) reduced the gap for the opponents closing the second quarter at 27:31. Even after 12-9 in the third frame Greece was in front for the whole time. Ruttner gave Hungary 39:40 however they still trailed in the game. In aback-to-back period Bousnaki tied the game at 49:49 sending the teams to overtime. It was strange to see such an easy win in overtime for the Hungarian side that managed to post 17-4 in the five minutes. Tijana Krivacevic top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Bozoki nailed 15, whilst Rujak posted 9. Merisioti delivered 14 points in the losing effort, while Bousnaki netted 12.

Portugal - United Kingdom 47-53
Great Britain U20 needed an overtime to tie the record with Portugal U20. Great Britain U20 produced 9-3 in the extra time to celebrate 53:47 victory at the U20 European Championship for Women Division B. With no victories in the tournament Great Britain opened the game with 2:0 and then took 10:4 lead. Portugal tried to reduce and finished the first period trailing 8:13. Durojaye closed the 5-0 run of the winning side when they took 18:8 advantage. Portugal U20 managed however to win the second period 13-10 to cut it to 21:23. In a back-to-back third period both teams stayed tough and close to each other. Great Britain led the game for the whole time, except one when Caldeira brought Portugal 35:34. Harriett Yea (180-G/F-89) erupted with w three to put her side in front for 37:35. In the last quarter the tempo had slowed down and Great Britain could feel it when they could not score for the last 5 minutes in the frame. Djassi needed only one basket in that period to tie the game at 44:44 at the end of the fourth period. In overtime Great Britain U20 led from the beginning until the end and won the game 53:47. Harriett Yea top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Durojaye had 15 points and 13 boards. Bernardeco nailed 14 points in defeat, while Djassi posted 8.

Group B
Romania - Slovakia 72-73
Slovak Republic U20 improved to 3-0 record in Group B of U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team survived a thriller over Romania U20 to take 73:72 victory. The teams exchanged the baskets in the opening quarter and needed the last minute to find out the winner. Katarina Slimakova (180-G/F-89) made a jump shot to give her team 21:19 after the first 10 minutes. Lukacovicova brought her team 32:24, but then Romani woke up in the period. They produced a 12-0 run and then added some baskets at the end of the half. Santa nailed three to give Romania 41:35 advantage at the halftime. Romania played better in the third period as well and started to increase the lead. Tarta made it 46:39 and Uiuiu brought the first 10 points difference at 57:47. Kovalova closed the third period at 57:50, however Tarta resumed for 60:50. Slovak Republic U20 replied with 9-0 run to remain hot in the game and reduced to 62:61 with 4 minutes in the game. Katarina Slimakova sent her team in front with 2 minutes and they never looked behind after, Katarina Slimakova top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Kovalova netted 16. Chabadova nailed 14 points, while Lukacovicova collected 10 points and 21 boards. Pop shined for Romania with 17 points, 10 assists and 9 boards. Tarta scored 14 and Pavel added 12 as their team is 1-1 in the group.

Holland - FYR Macedonia 84-36
Netherlands U20 scoop Macedonia U20 84:36 in Day 3 of the U20 European Championship for Women Division B. That was the first victory for the Dutch team the improved to 1-2 record, while the hosts still remain winless. Jelena Antik (185-F-91) was the only player for Macedonia in the team who somehow managed to struggle against the guests. She gave her team the first lead and scored also for 9:8. Janevska made two free throws at the end of the first period as the hosts trailed 15:18. In the second period the Dutch team produced 23-8 to increase their lead to 18 points. Klein made it 41:23 at the halftime. van den Adel opened the game in the third period and her team continued to dominate the court. Netherlands U20 did not mind playing against the hosts and showing their best game. Kraak scored for 61:28 at the end of the thirty minutes. With 23-8 the guests won the last frame and celebrated their initial victory, 84:36. De Roos top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 15 rebounds. van den Adel added 19 and Kraak posted 13. Jelena Antik finished the night with 23 points for the hosts and Janevska netted 4.



Standings Div.B (Women) - by Eurobasket News
Standings Div.B
Group A
1. Belgium3-0
2. Greece2-1
3. Hungary2-1
4. Portugal1-2
5. U.Kingdom1-2
6. Austria0-3
Group B
1. Slovakia3-0
2. Romania1-1
3. Israel1-1
4. Holland1-2
5. FYR Macedo.0-2


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France defeat Mozambique in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News
France - Mozambique 75:64
France earned the second win at the World University Games today. They held off Mozambique in the classification round for the 13th-16th spots. France will now take on the winner of Turkey vs. Canada clash for the 13th position. Mozambique remained winless at the tournament and would try to gain the initial win in the clash for the 15th-16th place.
The teams got to a slow start to the game but France managed to get the upper hand in the first frame. They outscored their African opponents to enjoy a 17:13 lead into the second stanza. A Francis Dandine team held Mozambique to 11 points in the second frame earning a 12-point lead at halftime. Mozambique refused to surrender though. They stepped up in the third period to turn the tables. The African powerhouse accounted for 24 points to trim the distance to just 6 points before the fourth quarter. France needed some extra effort to stop the bleeding as they regained control in the fourth stanza. Aurelie Carmona (184-C/F-87) paced Les Bleus to the win at the end. She finished with 15 points, 11 boards and 7 boards for the winners. Kathleen Bourdin (-G) added 14 points for France. Amelia Macamo (169-G-85) answered with 14 points, 11 boards, 7 steals and 5 assists for Mozambique. Aleia Rachide (184-F-85) tallied 13 points and 9 boards in defeat.

France: Aurelie Carmona 15+11 boards, Kathleen Bourdin 14, Giuday Mendy (185-C-86) 13
Mozambique: Amelia Macamo 14+11 boards, Aleia Rachide 13



France U18 wins Group E in Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News
Lithuania U18-France U18 44:68 (7-19, 12-14, 10-17, 15-18)
France U18 remained undefeated and won Group E of U18 European Championship for Women. The favorites smashed the third place team of the previous tournament Lithuania 68:44 as both teams made it through to the Quarter-Finals from the top places.
Zintikaite upset the favorites in the first minutes of the game giving the Baltis side the first lead. France decided not to wait and responded with many baskets to grab the lead. Allison Vernerey (194-C-91) made a jump shot at the end of the first for 19:7 advantage. In the same scenario the French side dominated the second quarter and produced 14-12 in it. Mazionyte reduced the gap for 19:33 at the halftime. Lithuania tried to stay within striking distance and went on a 9-0 run after the second and third quarters to reduce the gap to 33:21.
France kept the pressure on, though, and led 46:33 with 10 minutes remaining. Minte made a lay-up for 52:29 and Basque nailed for 55:34. France looked better than the opponent and deserves a Final game with Spain that also remain undefeated in another group. Linda Bousbaa (164-G-91) closed the game at 68:44 to finish the Qualifying Round.
Linda Bousbaa, Adja Konteh (178-F-92) and Allison Vernerey scored 10 points each for the winners. Greta Sniokaite (173-G-91) delivered 14 for the Baltic side and Santa Okockyte (175-G-92) netted 6.

Lithuania U18: Greta Sniokaite 14, Santa Okockyte 6
France U18: Linda Bousbaa 10, Adja Konteh 10, Allison Vernerey 10


French University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Emmanuelle Gorjeu (-G) of Avenir de Rennes
5 Alimatou Mandiang (188-C-87) of Colomiers
6 Aurelie Carmona (184-C/F-87) of Laveyron

7 Laure Betat (-86)
8 Claire Desrumaux (-86)
9 Carole Leclair (183-F-89) of Avenir de Rennes
10 Elisabeth Dinga (-F) of Colomiers
11 Eva Lafaye (174-G-88) of Basket Landes
12 Guiday Mendy (-86)
13 Emilie Groguennec (-87)
14 Marion Arfelis (184-F/C-91) of Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
15 Kathleen Bourdin (-G) of Etoile de Voiron Feminin
Head Coach: Francis Dandine
Assistant Coach: Ingrid Marini


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  FYR MACEDONIA - Women  


Netherlands U20 scoop Macedonia U20 - by Eurobasket News
Netherlands U20-Macedonia U20 84:36 (18-15, 23-8, 20-5, 23-8)

Netherlands U20 scoop Macedonia U20 84:36 in Day 3 of the U20 European Championship for Women Division B. That was the first victory for the Dutch team the improved to 1-2 record, while the hosts still remain winless.
Jelena Antik (185-F-91) was the only player for Macedonia in the team who somehow managed to struggle against the guests. She gave her team the first lead and scored also for 9:8. Simona Janevska (172-G-90) made two free throws at the end of the first period as the hosts trailed 15:18. In the second period the Dutch team produced 23-8 to increase their lead to 18 points. Klein made it 41:23 at the halftime. van den Adel opened the game in the third period and her team continued to dominate the court. Netherlands U20 did not mind playing against the hosts and showing their best game. Jantine Kraak (193-C-89) scored for 61:28 at the end of the thirty minutes. With 23-8 the guests won the last frame and celebrated their initial victory, 84:36.
De Roos top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 15 rebounds. van den Adel added 19 and Jantine Kraak posted 13. Jelena Antik finished the night with 23 points for the hosts and Simona Janevska netted 4.
In another game of the group Slovak Republic U20 improved to 3-0 record in Group B of U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team survived a thriller over Romania U20 to take 73:72 victory.

Netherlands U20: De Roos 23+15 rebs, van den Adel 19, Jantine Kraak 13
Macedonia U20: Jelena Antik 23, Simona Janevska 4


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  GERMANY - Women  


Berger joins Wolfenbuettel, Teilane and Lassiter are leaving - by Cornelius Damm
BC Wildcats Wolfenbuettel announced the signing of Suska Berger (187-F-85). The younger sister of German International Corry Berger will leave Trinos Goettingen after the club withdrew from 1.DBBL due to financial problems. Berger wants to pursue her university studies she had started only one year ago at the University of Goettingen. Therefore an agreement between her and the 1.DBBL club just around the corner of Goettingen was reached pretty soon. Meanwhile the club also announced that Eurobasket.com German DBBL All-Defensive Team -09 selection Anita Teilane (196-C-85) will not return to Wolfenbuettel as well as topscoring WNBA approved Forward Amanda Lassiter (186-F-79, college: Missouri). Teilane wore the Wildcats uniform during the past three seasons. Lassiter joined the team in January 2009 and helped the team to win four out of the last eight games of the season, giving the team a lift from 12th to 10th place in the league.


Sonja Greinacher inspires Germany past Bosnia and Herzegovina - by Eurobasket News
Germany U18 - Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 70:64

Germany held off Bosnia and Herzegovina to hand those the first loss at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Germany thus caught up with their opponents in the ladder as the teams are now tied at 3-1 record in Group F. Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) was the catalyst for the victory as she notched 23 points, 12 boards, 3 blocks and 2 steals.
Germany grabbed the lead after ten minutes of action. Finja Schaake (178-G/F-92) and Brunckhorst teamed up for 8 points in the opening frame as Germany built a 24:18 lead at the first break. Sonja Greinacher opened up a 10-point lead for Germany early in the second frame. Finja Schaake hit a three-pointer late in the stanza as Germany enjoyed a 40:28 buffer. Rahmanovic and Tamara Kapor (178-G-91) however capped the half with four points in a row to keep Bosnia and Herzegovina hopeful. Matea Tavic (177-G-92), Hamsic and Tamara Kapor ensured an 8:0 start of the third period for Bosnia. The lead changed hands for several times in the quarter before Sonja Greinacher sealed the outcome at 52:49. Finja Schaake, Sarah-Marie Frankenberger (177-F/C-91), Schnorr and Karic all scored in a 9:0 spurt from Germany midway through the fourth period that proved decisive. The Bundesteam cleared off to a 12-point distance and never looked back en route to the victory.
Finja Schaake notched 21 points for Germany. Sarah-Marie Frankenberger contributed 8 points in the win. Matea Tavic answered with 23 points and 7 assists for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tamara Kapor delivered 19 points in the loss.

Germany: Sonja Greinacher 23+12 boards, Finja Schaake 21, Sarah-Marie Frankenberger 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Matea Tavic 23, Tamara Kapor 19



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  GREECE - Women  


Greece hold off Denmark in Eliat - by Eurobasket News
Greece U18 - Denmark U18 72:53
Greece held off Denmark to improve at 2-3 record in Group F of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The victory allowed Greece to clinch the quarterfinal birth. Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) scored 21 points but could not rescue Denmark from falling short in this one. Denmark slipped at 1-4 record and missed the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. Anna Kavasila (186-C-91) tallied 20 points and 12 boards to pace Greece. Ageliki Nikolopoulou (178-G-91) issued 11 assists to orchestrate the game well. The lead changed hands several times during the starting frame. Panou and Anna Kavasila capped the period with 5 points in a row to give Greece a 21:17 lead at the first break. Anne Pedersen (186-F-92) and Ida Krogh kept Denmark close in the second quarter. Ida Krogh converted a three-point play late in the half as Denmark managed a 40:37 lead. But Tranta and Ageliki Nikolopoulou drew things level at halftime.
Things changed little in the third stanza as the teams stayed neck and neck. Anna Kavasila and Christina Tsoukala (188-F/C-91) crowned the third quarter with four points in a row as Greece built a 51:47 advantage. Tranta nailed 5 points in an 14:3 run from Greece as they cleared off to a 15-point distance. Greece then finished the game on a 7:3 spurt to complete the victory.
Ageliki Nikolopoulou and Christina Tsoukala had 13 points each for the winners. Anne Pedersen and Lotte Tobiasen (183-F/C-91) responded with 11 points each in the losing case.

Greece: Anna Kavasila 20+12 boards, Ageliki Nikolopoulou 13, Christina Tsoukala 13
Denmark: Ida Krogh 21, Anne Pedersen 11, Lotte Tobiasen 11



Hungary U20 handed Greece U20 the first loss - by Eurobasket News
Hungary U20-Greece U20 66:53 OT (15-9, 12-22, 12-9, 10-9, 17-4)

Hungary U20 handed Greece U20 the first loss at the U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team edged the opponents 66:53 as both teams are 2-1 in Group A.
Greece won the opening tip of the game but remained in front only until 7:5. Bettina Bozoki (190-F/C-89) responded for the winners as she scored 8 points in a row. She was the one to close the period at 15:9. Maria Bousnaki (172-G-89) splashed with Greece for 16:15 in the beginning of the second quarter. Greece continues their 14-0 run to take 23:15 advantage. Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) reduced the gap for the opponents closing the second quarter at 27:31. Even after 12-9 in the third frame Greece was in front for the whole time. Ruttner gave Hungary 39:40 however they still trailed in the game. In aback-to-back period Maria Bousnaki tied the game at 49:49 sending the teams to overtime. It was strange to see such an easy win in overtime for the Hungarian side that managed to post 17-4 in the five minutes.
Tijana Krivacevic top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Bettina Bozoki nailed 15, whilst Nora Rujak (174-G-90) posted 9. Vaia Merisioti (177-G-89) delivered 14 points in the losing effort, while Maria Bousnaki netted 12.

Hungary U20: Tijana Krivacevic 21+14 rebs, Bettina Bozoki 15, Nora Rujak 9
Greece U20: Vaia Merisioti 14, Maria Bousnaki 12


Israel U18 became the only leader of Group F - by Eurobasket News
Israel U18-Greece U18 66:54 (20-21, 21-6, 13-13, 12-14)

Israel U18 became the only leader of Group F after the win over Greece and when Germany defeated Bosnia. The hosts of U18 European Championship for Women Division B overcame Greece 66:54.
It was not a sweet start for the hosts that trailed 0:8 in the opening tip of the game. Israel needed 4 minutes to even the game and Ben Barak tied it at 11:11. Levy managed to score for 20:21 as Greece got the minimum lead. In the second period the court was dominated by the hosts that found its game. They kept the guests score less for 7 minutes and produced 21-6 in the period. Avigiel Sara Cohen (177-F-92) sent the teams to the lockers for 41:27 advantage.
Chronopoulou was able to cut it to 10 for 45:35 with 3 minutes in the third. Levy closed the frame at 54:40 after thirty minutes of the game. Israel looked batter keeping the score and even increasing it from time to time in the last quarter. Shecht made it 60:43 in the middle of the period when it became clear that Israel would benefit from the game. Gkritza was the last to score in the game making 66:54 final score.
Ben Barak paced all the winners with 16 points, while Avigiel Sara Cohen and Hadar Gutin (180-G-91) added 14. Angeliki Nikolopoulou (177-G-91) ended up with 22 points and Anna Kavasila (186-C-91) added 10.

Israel U18: Ben Barak 16. Avigiel Sara Cohen 14, Hadar Gutin 14
Greece U18: Angeliki Nikolopoulou 22, Anna Kavasila 10


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  HOLLAND - Women  


Netherlands U20 scoop Macedonia U20 - by Eurobasket News
Netherlands U20-Macedonia U20 84:36 (18-15, 23-8, 20-5, 23-8)

Netherlands U20 scoop Macedonia U20 84:36 in Day 3 of the U20 European Championship for Women Division B. That was the first victory for the Dutch team the improved to 1-2 record, while the hosts still remain winless.
Jelena Antik (185-F-91) was the only player for Macedonia in the team who somehow managed to struggle against the guests. She gave her team the first lead and scored also for 9:8. Simona Janevska (172-G-90) made two free throws at the end of the first period as the hosts trailed 15:18. In the second period the Dutch team produced 23-8 to increase their lead to 18 points. Klein made it 41:23 at the halftime. van den Adel opened the game in the third period and her team continued to dominate the court. Netherlands U20 did not mind playing against the hosts and showing their best game. Jantine Kraak (193-C-89) scored for 61:28 at the end of the thirty minutes. With 23-8 the guests won the last frame and celebrated their initial victory, 84:36.
De Roos top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 15 rebounds. van den Adel added 19 and Jantine Kraak posted 13. Jelena Antik finished the night with 23 points for the hosts and Simona Janevska netted 4.
In another game of the group Slovak Republic U20 improved to 3-0 record in Group B of U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team survived a thriller over Romania U20 to take 73:72 victory.

Netherlands U20: De Roos 23+15 rebs, van den Adel 19, Jantine Kraak 13
Macedonia U20: Jelena Antik 23, Simona Janevska 4


Netherlands secure second straight win in Classification Round - by Eurobasket News
Netherlands U18 - Norway U18 70:37

Netherlands clinched the second straight win at the Classification Round of the U18 European Championship in Division B. They stunned Norway to improve at 2-0 record in Group G. Norway slipped at 0-1 and would face Switzerland on Friday.
Netherlands marked their ambitions early in the game going on a 9:0 rally. Gnaly however scored 4 points as Norway capped the frame on a 6:0 run to trim the deficit. Netherlands scored 8 points in a row to open the second frame to restore a safe cushion. Holland scored 9 unanswered points midway through the second frame to enjoy a comfortable 28:10 lead late in the half.
Rianne Hofstraat (183-C/F-92) opened a 20-point lead for Netherlands early at the start of the third frame. Austgelen tried to keep Norway hopeful as she clipped the margin to 18 points. Skorpen and Emilie Gronas (168-G-92) dragged the Scandinavian team within 16 but it was as close as they could get. Netherlands took over for good in the fourth term and celebrated a well-crafted victory at the end.
Rianne Hofstraat, Zera Butter (177-G-92), Marlou De Kleijn and Randell Van Der Lee scored 9 points each to pace balanced effort from Netherlands. Emilie Gronas responded with 9 points for Norway. Stine Austgulen (177-G-94) had 7 points in defeat.

Netherlands: Rianne Hofstraat 9, Zera Butter 9, Marlou De Kleijn 9, Randell Van Der Lee 9
Norway: Emilie Gronas 9, Stine Austgulen 7



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  HUNGARY - Women  


Lin Hua leads China past Hungary - by Eurobasket News
China - Hungary 76:64
China claimed a comfortable win over Hungary in the classification games for the 9th-12th spots at the World University Games today. Hua Lin (187-86) exploded with 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the Asian team. China will now take on Japan in the classic rivalry. Hungary will complete their campaign against hosting Serbia.
The teams showed some defensive havoc in the opening frame scoring eagerly. China were more accurate scoring 30 points to take an 8-point lead into the second stanza. The complexion of the game changed drastically in the second frame as the stress was put on defense. And once again China were more successful limiting their European opponents to just 7 points in the quarter. A Ruirong Shan team ensured an 11-point lead at halftime. Hungary stormed back into the contest right after the long break. Anna Vida (184-F-85) gave needed boost for the Hungarian side as they fired 28 points to clip the distance. Hungary leveled things up after three quarters of action but could not develop the success. China put a stop on Hungarian ambitions with a perfect defensive effort in the fourth frame. The Asian team held their counterparts to 7 points to celebrate a solid win at the end. Song Lulu (-G-85) and Liu Xin (185-89) delivered 14 points apiece for China. Anna Vida answered with 22 points and 7 boards for Hungary. Jekatyerina Szavercsenko (180-G/F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) netted 12 points in the loss.

China: Hua Lin 33+14 boards, Song Lulu 14, Liu Xin 14
Hungary: Anna Vida 22, Jekatyerina Szavercsenko 12



Hungary U20 handed Greece U20 the first loss - by Eurobasket News
Hungary U20-Greece U20 66:53 OT (15-9, 12-22, 12-9, 10-9, 17-4)

Hungary U20 handed Greece U20 the first loss at the U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team edged the opponents 66:53 as both teams are 2-1 in Group A.
Greece won the opening tip of the game but remained in front only until 7:5. Bettina Bozoki (190-F/C-89) responded for the winners as she scored 8 points in a row. She was the one to close the period at 15:9. Maria Bousnaki (172-G-89) splashed with Greece for 16:15 in the beginning of the second quarter. Greece continues their 14-0 run to take 23:15 advantage. Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) reduced the gap for the opponents closing the second quarter at 27:31. Even after 12-9 in the third frame Greece was in front for the whole time. Ruttner gave Hungary 39:40 however they still trailed in the game. In aback-to-back period Maria Bousnaki tied the game at 49:49 sending the teams to overtime. It was strange to see such an easy win in overtime for the Hungarian side that managed to post 17-4 in the five minutes.
Tijana Krivacevic top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Bettina Bozoki nailed 15, whilst Nora Rujak (174-G-90) posted 9. Vaia Merisioti (177-G-89) delivered 14 points in the losing effort, while Maria Bousnaki netted 12.

Hungary U20: Tijana Krivacevic 21+14 rebs, Bettina Bozoki 15, Nora Rujak 9
Greece U20: Vaia Merisioti 14, Maria Bousnaki 12


Hungarian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Reka Fejes (186-F-87) of Vasas-Csata Budapest
5 Barbara Semsei (178-G-86) of MKB Euroleasing Sopron

6 Dora Szondy (173-G-88) of Vasas-Csata Budapest
7 Andrea Somogyi (184-F-86) of MiZo Pecs 2010
8 Vivien Gadnai (187-C-88) of SAVARIA-Helios BC-Szombathely
9 Judit Fritz (183-G/F-87) of Vasas-Csata Budapest
10 Viktoria Vincze (189-C-87) of Szeviep Szeged
11 Timea Czank (176-G-86) of Vasas-Csata Budapest
12 Jekatyerina Szavercsenko (180-G/F-86) of Atomeromu-Szekszard

13 Anna Lakloth (182-G-88) of Vasas-Csata Budapest
14 Monika Ilosfavli (182-F/G-89) of MKB Euroleasing Sopron
15 Anna Vida (184-F-85) of Seat Foton Gyor
Head Coach: Akos Fuzy
Assistant Coach: Jozsef Horvath


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  ISRAEL - Women  


Israel U18 became the only leader of Group F - by Eurobasket News
Israel U18-Greece U18 66:54 (20-21, 21-6, 13-13, 12-14)

Israel U18 became the only leader of Group F after the win over Greece and when Germany defeated Bosnia. The hosts of U18 European Championship for Women Division B overcame Greece 66:54.
It was not a sweet start for the hosts that trailed 0:8 in the opening tip of the game. Israel needed 4 minutes to even the game and Ben Barak tied it at 11:11. Levy managed to score for 20:21 as Greece got the minimum lead. In the second period the court was dominated by the hosts that found its game. They kept the guests score less for 7 minutes and produced 21-6 in the period. Avigiel Sara Cohen (177-F-92) sent the teams to the lockers for 41:27 advantage.
Chronopoulou was able to cut it to 10 for 45:35 with 3 minutes in the third. Levy closed the frame at 54:40 after thirty minutes of the game. Israel looked batter keeping the score and even increasing it from time to time in the last quarter. Shecht made it 60:43 in the middle of the period when it became clear that Israel would benefit from the game. Gkritza was the last to score in the game making 66:54 final score.
Ben Barak paced all the winners with 16 points, while Avigiel Sara Cohen and Hadar Gutin (180-G-91) added 14. Angeliki Nikolopoulou (177-G-91) ended up with 22 points and Anna Kavasila (186-C-91) added 10.

Israel U18: Ben Barak 16. Avigiel Sara Cohen 14, Hadar Gutin 14
Greece U18: Angeliki Nikolopoulou 22, Anna Kavasila 10


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  ITALY - Women  


Ukraine U18 stun Italy U18 in overtime to advance to 1/4 Finals - by Eurobasket News
Ukraine U18-Italy U18 82:78 OT (15-19, 21-13, 21-19, 14-20, 11-7)

Ukrainian U18 team advanced to 1/4 Finals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team needed an overtime to beat Italy 82:78.
After two pity losses the chances to advance were not that high. Moreover Italy proposed 19:15 after the opening quarter to take the lead in the game. Tava continued to ruin the opponents bringing 24:17 for her team. Ukraine woke up later in the period when Zavidna tied the game at 29:29. Krystyna Matsko (180-F-91) scored two at the end of the half for 36:32 halftime advantage. Ukraine played too good and reached 54:39 when Olha Maznichenko (186-F-91) made two free throws. Trailing 64:51 Italy scored 14 unanswered points en route to a 20-5 run over the next six minutes to take a 71:69 lead. Olesya Malashenko (188-F-91, agency: LBM Management) punished them by hitting a jumper to knot the contest at 71:71. Ukraine outscored Italy 8-2 over the next three minutes to go 79:73 up and Olesya Malashenko bring the victory from the free throw.
Olha Maznichenko erupted with 36 points and 16 rebounds for 2-3 record. Krystyna Matsko had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Olesya Malashenko collected 13 points and 15 boards. Laura Spreafico (178-G-91) finished the game with 20 points and Bestagno posted 16.

Ukraine U18: Olha Maznichenko 36+16 rebs, Krystyna Matsko 15+10 rebs, Olesya Malashenko 13+15 rebs
Italy U18: Laura Spreafico 20, Bestagno 16


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  JAPAN - Women  


Japan explode with 124 points to sink Serbia - by Eurobasket News
Serbia - Japan 96:124

Japan overwhelmed Serbia in the classification games for the 9th-12th position at the World University Games today. Japan scored wild 73 points in the second half to upset the hosts. The Asian team will now play against the winner of China vs. Hungary clash for the 9th place.
Mutya Mori (182-C-88) finished with 24 points to pace Japan. Akino Nakagawa (180-G-87) delivered 23 points in the winning effort. Japan tore the home team up from the perimeter notching 54% of three-pointers. The Asian powerhouse also got the best out of Serbian 23 turnovers down the stretch. The teams kept it close in a fast first frame as Japan earned a 2-point lead at the first break. The tempo decreased in the second stanza but Japan did not allow Serbia to take over. The scoreboard read 51:46 for the visitors at halftime. Things got just worse for Serbia in the third period. Japan exploded with 35 points to build an insurmountable 19-point lead before the fourth period. Serbia had no chance of saving this conceding deadly 38 points in the final frame. Akane Takemoto (-F-87) had 16 points for Japan. Jovana Rad (187-F/C-87) responded with 23 points for Serbia. Danijela Rizvic (177-G-87) delivered 19 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the loss.

Serbia: Jovana Rad 23, Danijela Rizvic 19
Japan: Mutya Mori 24, Akino Nakagawa 23, Akane Takemoto 16



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  LATVIA - Women  


Niedola leads the Baltic State over Poland U18 - by Eurobasket News
Latvia U18-Poland U18 70:63 (19-15, 14-8, 19-20, 18-20)

Latvia U18 won the important game over Poland 70:63 and now will hope for the hosts Sweden to beat Belgium. In that case both Sweden and Latvia will advance to the Quarterfinals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A.
Latvia started the game with 19:15 in the opening quarter as Melnika made a tip-in. The team needed the victory more and due to that started to increase the lead in the first half. Anna Sonka (179-F-91) made it 27:21 and Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) scored for 33:23. Kristine Vitola (197-C-91) brought the Baltic side 39:27 in the beginning of the third period that was the biggest lead at that time. Kristine Vitola closed the third period with a lay-up as she changed the score on the board for 52:43. The Poles trailed 52:43 going into the final quarter and cut the deficit 60:57 with 3 minutes remaining.
However, Latvia outscored them 10-6 the rest of the way for the necessary victory. Anna Sonka made it 70:61 and Angelika Kowalska (178-G-92) netted last two for 70:63.
Sabine Niedola was unstoppable with 27 points and 11 rebounds for 2-3 record. Anna Sonka nailed 10 and Kristine Vitola notched 8. Kinga Bandyk (186-F/C-92) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort as they remained winless in the Qualifying Round with 0-5. Angelika Kowalska posted 13, while Magdalena Zietara (176-G-92) delivered 10.

Latvia U18: Sabine Niedola 27+11 rebs, Anna Sonka 10, Kristine Vitola 8
Poland U18: Kinga Bandyk 20, Angelika Kowalska 13, Magdalena Zietara 10


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  LITHUANIA - Women  


France U18 wins Group E in Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News
Lithuania U18-France U18 44:68 (7-19, 12-14, 10-17, 15-18)
France U18 remained undefeated and won Group E of U18 European Championship for Women. The favorites smashed the third place team of the previous tournament Lithuania 68:44 as both teams made it through to the Quarter-Finals from the top places.
Zintikaite upset the favorites in the first minutes of the game giving the Baltis side the first lead. France decided not to wait and responded with many baskets to grab the lead. Allison Vernerey (194-C-91) made a jump shot at the end of the first for 19:7 advantage. In the same scenario the French side dominated the second quarter and produced 14-12 in it. Mazionyte reduced the gap for 19:33 at the halftime. Lithuania tried to stay within striking distance and went on a 9-0 run after the second and third quarters to reduce the gap to 33:21.
France kept the pressure on, though, and led 46:33 with 10 minutes remaining. Minte made a lay-up for 52:29 and Basque nailed for 55:34. France looked better than the opponent and deserves a Final game with Spain that also remain undefeated in another group. Linda Bousbaa (164-G-91) closed the game at 68:44 to finish the Qualifying Round.
Linda Bousbaa, Adja Konteh (178-F-92) and Allison Vernerey scored 10 points each for the winners. Greta Sniokaite (173-G-91) delivered 14 for the Baltic side and Santa Okockyte (175-G-92) netted 6.

Lithuania U18: Greta Sniokaite 14, Santa Okockyte 6
France U18: Linda Bousbaa 10, Adja Konteh 10, Allison Vernerey 10


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  MOZAMBIQUE - Women  


France defeat Mozambique in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News
France - Mozambique 75:64
France earned the second win at the World University Games today. They held off Mozambique in the classification round for the 13th-16th spots. France will now take on the winner of Turkey vs. Canada clash for the 13th position. Mozambique remained winless at the tournament and would try to gain the initial win in the clash for the 15th-16th place.
The teams got to a slow start to the game but France managed to get the upper hand in the first frame. They outscored their African opponents to enjoy a 17:13 lead into the second stanza. A Francis Dandine team held Mozambique to 11 points in the second frame earning a 12-point lead at halftime. Mozambique refused to surrender though. They stepped up in the third period to turn the tables. The African powerhouse accounted for 24 points to trim the distance to just 6 points before the fourth quarter. France needed some extra effort to stop the bleeding as they regained control in the fourth stanza. Aurelie Carmona (184-C/F-87) paced Les Bleus to the win at the end. She finished with 15 points, 11 boards and 7 boards for the winners. Kathleen Bourdin (-G) added 14 points for France. Amelia Macamo (169-G-85) answered with 14 points, 11 boards, 7 steals and 5 assists for Mozambique. Aleia Rachide (184-F-85) tallied 13 points and 9 boards in defeat.

France: Aurelie Carmona 15+11 boards, Kathleen Bourdin 14, Giuday Mendy (185-C-86) 13
Mozambique: Amelia Macamo 14+11 boards, Aleia Rachide 13



Mozambique University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Delmina Invosso (176-F-90)
6 Tania Coechena (182-F-86)
8 Iliana Ventura (168-G-90)
9 Amelia Macamo (169-G-85)
10 Monica Tembo (179-F-89)
11 Aleia Rachide (184-F-85)
13 Ana Jaime (169-90)

14 Nereida Bande (195-F/C-90)
15 Cecilia Henriques (183-C-90) (183-C-91)
Head Coach: Mario Conteicao
Assistant Coach: Paulo Nhamuso


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  NCAA1 - Women  


USA University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Ashley Houts (5'6''-G-87) of University of Georgia
5 Alexis Gray-Lawson (5'8''-G-87) of University of California
6 Danielle McCray (5'11''-G/F-87) of University of Kansas
7 Danielle Robinson (5'9''-G) of The University of Oklahoma
8 Tiffany Hayes (5'10''-G) of University of Connecticut
9 Maya Moore (6'0''-F-89) of University of Connecticut
10 Jeanette Pohlen (6'0''-G) of Stanford University
11 Kayla Pederson (6'4''-F-89) of Stanford University
12 Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88) of University of Connecticut
13 Jacinta Monroe (6'4''-F/C-88) of Florida State University
14 Jantel Lavender (6'4''-C-88) of Ohio State University

15 Ta'Shia Phillips (6'6''-C-89) of Xavier University<
Head Coach: Charli Turner Thorne
Assistant Coach: Julie Rousseau


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  NCAA2 - Women  


Professional Basketball Player Seeking Employment: Jeannie Saunders of the Columbus Hidden Gems! - by Lucius Jones
The WBCBL as a whole has placed many many players overseas in its short lived time of existence. The Columbus Hidden Gems of the Northeast Division seen this efficient placement and instantly became interested. In the Columbus Hidden Gems initial season of participation, the team has 2 losses on the year and ironically they both came during the time period of a key injury to one very improtant player, Jeannie Saunders (5'8''-G-86, college: Salem Intern.). Jeannie Saunders has had a spectacular season thus far for the Columbus Hidden Gems of the WBCBL. Jeannie is scoring 17.3ppg in only 27.2mins per and shoots the ball at 70%FG and 43%3pt, which are outstanding numbers for a combination guard. Her all around play is obvious in the rest of her season averages: 6.8apg, 1.5 t.o.per, 7.3rpg, 4.3spg, and only 2.1fouls per. This type of overall, top-tier production is nothing new for Jeannie Saunders as her collegiate career attests to with one look at her career statistics and bio:

07-08: (Salem Intern.): 17ppg 7rpg 5apg 2.3spg 43%FG 32%3pt 83%FT
06-07: (Salem Intern.): 22ppg 5.4rpg 6apg 3.6spg 47%FG 33%3pt 71%FT
05-06 (Long Beach St.): 10ppg 4rpg 3apg 1.2spg 41%FG 37%3pt 71%FT
04-05 (Long Beach St.): 7ppg 3rpg 2.2apg 1.7spg 47%FG 42%3pt 67%FT
Jeannie Saunders is one of the most productive and well-rounded players I have ever come across in all my years of basketball. She simply does whatever it takes to win. Jeannie has virtually no weaknesses in her game. She is a true Hidden Gem in every sense of the word. Jeannie Saunders has WNBA talent....and I do not throw those words around much at all. I fully expect her to be an instant impact player and leader for this team, as well as one of the best players in the entire WBCBL league.

As shown here, Jeannie Saunders is a true 'Hidden Gem' in every sense of the word. She most recently contributed to a 110-60 win over the Flint Lady Cyclones in WBCBL play with 28pts on 7-9FG from 2point range and 3-5FG from 3point range and 5-9FT to go along with 13assists, 10rebounds of which 7 were offensive, 4steals, and 1 blocked shot. For more information on this amazing player and hopefully to inquire about her services for overseas this fall, as she is at this point unsigned, please email: hiddengemsbasketball@yahoo.com and go to the website for the Columbus Hidden Gems at http://www.ballcharts.com/wbcbl_chg


or go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH9uYyaCwa4 to observe Jeannie's highlight mix and 2 quality game performances. The film is also available on our WBCBL page as well.



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  NIGERIA - Women  


NBBF/Zenith Bank WPL: First Bank escapes defeat - by Olusegun Ikuesan
.. Snatch victory in last 6 second

Defending champion of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF organized Zenith Bank Women Premier League, First Bank basketball club Wednesday narrowly escape defeat in the hands of AHIP Queens basketball club of Kano at the first phase of the 5th edition of the league in Kaduna.

Pundits had predicted that the Elephant Girls will rode rough-shod over the AHIP girls little did they know that trouble await them in the Day-7 pairing when the AHIP side showed great determination to the surprise of everybody including themselves.

The AHIP team that adopted a full court zone-defense against the more exposed bankers paid off for them up to the last six seconds of the match when it threw away what would have been the first defeat suffered by First Bank in the local scene in the last nine years, led by 47-44 points with six seconds before it defense caved in to the Adewumi Aderemi tutored side losing by 48-47 points.

AHIP won the first quarter by 06-05 points lost the second quarter by 12-10 points but came back strongly in the third quarter which it won by 24-17 only to bow to experience play of First Bank in the last quarter by 14-07 points.

Emmanuel B. of AHIP Queens led the floor with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steal she was joined by Mokwe I. who poured in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steal while Asugh V. grabbed 10 rebounds and 4 steal.

Vera Angwe led the Elephant Girls in scoring with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steal while Adenike Dawodu grabbed 13 rebounds.



First Deepwater whitewash hapless Immigration 88-18 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
First Deepwater basketball club Wednesday continue its drive toward a continental ticket ambition with an 88-18 points whitewashed Nigeria Immigration basketball club.

The Coach Lateef Erinfomali tutored side showed clearly from the jump-ball that it was out for the kill winning in all four quarters (31-04, 14-04, 20-04 and 23-06).

First Deepwater captain, Magdalene Ukato led the floor with 22 points, 5 assist, 5 steal and 4 rebounds, Patricia Chukwuma added 18 points, 3 steal, 2 assist, 2 blocks and one rebound while Nigeria U-16 cadet point guard, Upe Atosu contributed 11 points and 2 assist.

Other results:
Dolphins 57-53 Delta Force

Plateau Rocks 51-35 F.C.T Angels

Customs 45-66 Sunshine Angels

Day-8 Games Thursday (09/10/09)

Delta Force Vs Plateau Rocks Game-31

First Deepwater Vs Dolphins Game-32

Sunshine Angels Vs AHIP Queens Game-33

F.C.T Angels Vs First Bank Game-34



Immigration Vs Customs Game-35



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  NORWAY - Women  


Netherlands secure second straight win in Classification Round - by Eurobasket News
Netherlands U18 - Norway U18 70:37

Netherlands clinched the second straight win at the Classification Round of the U18 European Championship in Division B. They stunned Norway to improve at 2-0 record in Group G. Norway slipped at 0-1 and would face Switzerland on Friday.
Netherlands marked their ambitions early in the game going on a 9:0 rally. Gnaly however scored 4 points as Norway capped the frame on a 6:0 run to trim the deficit. Netherlands scored 8 points in a row to open the second frame to restore a safe cushion. Holland scored 9 unanswered points midway through the second frame to enjoy a comfortable 28:10 lead late in the half.
Rianne Hofstraat (183-C/F-92) opened a 20-point lead for Netherlands early at the start of the third frame. Austgelen tried to keep Norway hopeful as she clipped the margin to 18 points. Skorpen and Emilie Gronas (168-G-92) dragged the Scandinavian team within 16 but it was as close as they could get. Netherlands took over for good in the fourth term and celebrated a well-crafted victory at the end.
Rianne Hofstraat, Zera Butter (177-G-92), Marlou De Kleijn and Randell Van Der Lee scored 9 points each to pace balanced effort from Netherlands. Emilie Gronas responded with 9 points for Norway. Stine Austgulen (177-G-94) had 7 points in defeat.

Netherlands: Rianne Hofstraat 9, Zera Butter 9, Marlou De Kleijn 9, Randell Van Der Lee 9
Norway: Emilie Gronas 9, Stine Austgulen 7



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  POLAND - Women  


Polish University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Anna Pietrzak (167-G-87) of CCC Polkowice
5 Malgorzata Babicka (185-F/C-85) of ACP Livorno (ITA)
6 Katarzyna Czubak (172-G-85) of AZS PWSZ Gorzow
7 Lidia Kopczyk (171-G-88) of Arcus SMS PZKosz Lomianki
8 Mirela Pultorak (188-F-88) of Cukierki Odra Brzeg
9 Magdalena Bibrzycka (183-F-88) of Lotos PKO BP Gdynia
10 Katarzyna Krezel (185-G-85)
11 Justyna Zurowska (188-C-85) of AZS PWSZ Gorzow

12 Agata Chaliburda (188-F-88) of AZS PWSZ Gorzow
13 Patrycja Mazurczak (182-F-88) of Inea AZS Poznan
14 Marta Gajewska (188-F-87) of CCC Polkowice
15 Izabela Piekarska (196-C/F-85) of Ceyhan Belediyespor (TUR)
Head Coach: Dariusz Maciejewski
Assistant Coach: Robert Pieczyrak


Niedola leads the Baltic State over Poland U18 - by Eurobasket News
Latvia U18-Poland U18 70:63 (19-15, 14-8, 19-20, 18-20)

Latvia U18 won the important game over Poland 70:63 and now will hope for the hosts Sweden to beat Belgium. In that case both Sweden and Latvia will advance to the Quarterfinals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A.
Latvia started the game with 19:15 in the opening quarter as Melnika made a tip-in. The team needed the victory more and due to that started to increase the lead in the first half. Anna Sonka (179-F-91) made it 27:21 and Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) scored for 33:23. Kristine Vitola (197-C-91) brought the Baltic side 39:27 in the beginning of the third period that was the biggest lead at that time. Kristine Vitola closed the third period with a lay-up as she changed the score on the board for 52:43. The Poles trailed 52:43 going into the final quarter and cut the deficit 60:57 with 3 minutes remaining.
However, Latvia outscored them 10-6 the rest of the way for the necessary victory. Anna Sonka made it 70:61 and Angelika Kowalska (178-G-92) netted last two for 70:63.
Sabine Niedola was unstoppable with 27 points and 11 rebounds for 2-3 record. Anna Sonka nailed 10 and Kristine Vitola notched 8. Kinga Bandyk (186-F/C-92) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort as they remained winless in the Qualifying Round with 0-5. Angelika Kowalska posted 13, while Magdalena Zietara (176-G-92) delivered 10.

Latvia U18: Sabine Niedola 27+11 rebs, Anna Sonka 10, Kristine Vitola 8
Poland U18: Kinga Bandyk 20, Angelika Kowalska 13, Magdalena Zietara 10


Poland better Slovakia - by Eurobasket News
Poland - Slovakia 75:65

Poland outscored Slovakia at the World University Games today. They will now play for the fifth spot at the tournament against the winner of Great Britain vs. Taiwan clash. Slovakia will fight for the 7th spot.
Justyna Zurowska (188-C-85) orchestrated the win for Poland scoring 24 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. Malgorzata Babicka (185-F/C-85, agency: Promotex) added 16 points in the victory. Defense was the key to Poland success. They forced Slovakia to 21 turnovers and limited those to 40% from the field to celebrate victory. Poland grabbed a 4-point lead after ten minutes of action. They continued to stay in charge in the second period despite Slovakia trying hard to deny the deficit. A Dariusz Maciejewski team arrived at halftime ahead by 5 points. They knocked down 25 points in the third stanza worth a 13-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Slovakia outgunned their opponents in the fourth term but could not rescue the encounter losing at the end.
Agata Chaliburda (188-F-88) had 11 points in the winning case. Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) answered with 23 points and 6 boards for Slovakia. Radka Deckerova (179-F-88) had 11 points in the loss.

Poland: Justyna Zurowska 24, Malgorzata Babicka 16, Agata Chaliburda 11
Slovakia: Romana Vynuchalova 23, Radka Deckerova 11



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  PORTUGAL - Women  


Portugal U18 improved to 3-2 record in Group E - by Eurobasket News
Portugal U18 -England U18 66:61 ( 14-14, 18-12, 16-16, 18-19 )

Portugal U18 improved to 3-2 record at the U18 European Championship for Women Division B today. The team overcame England U18 to send them to 1-4 record.
Michelle Brandao (171-G-91) gave Portugal the first lad and it was her again for 10:5. England was too far to slow down and produced some important baskets for 14:14 at the end of the first. The second frame belonged to the Portuguese team as they even had 27:18 when Pacheco made a lay-up. Hurd was the last in the first frame to score for 32:26.
It was hard to say who dominated the third period as the teams nailed 16 points each in it. Portugal tried to increase the lead, while England U18 hoped to reduce. Katrin Chiemeka (167-G-91) made a shot with a foul to cut it to 48:42 after thirty minutes of the game. Busch's three brought 52:50 with 5 minutes to play and Hurd scored for 52:51. Even thought Portugal posted 5 unanswered points, Busch again reduced to the minimum, 57:56. Moreover Bullard tied the game at 59:59 and even gave her team 60:59 lead. Portugal needed 7-2 run to close the game at 66:61 as Maria Correia (172-G/F-91) set up the final score.
Maria Joao Andrade paced all the winners with 21 points and Maria Correia netted 14. Michelle Brandao delivered 10 points in a win for 3-2 record. Katrin Chiemeka finished the game with 14 points and Thompson netted 10.

Portugal U18: Maria Joao Andrade 21, Maria Correia 14, Michelle Brandao 10
England U18: Katrin Chiemeka 14, Thompson 10



Great Britain U20 tie the record with Portugal U20 - by Eurobasket News
Portugal U20-Great Britain U20 47:53 OT (8-13, 13-10, 14-14, 9-7, 3-9)

Great Britain U20 needed an overtime to tie the record with Portugal U20. Great Britain U20 produced 9-3 in the extra time to celebrate 53:47 victory at the U20 European Championship for Women Division B.
With no victories in the tournament Great Britain opened the game with 2:0 and then took 10:4 lead. Portugal tried to reduce and finished the first period trailing 8:13. Mary Durojaye (181-F-90) closed the 5-0 run of the winning side when they took 18:8 advantage. Portugal U20 managed however to win the second period 13-10 to cut it to 21:23. In a back-to-back third period both teams stayed tough and close to each other. Great Britain led the game for the whole time, except one when Caldeira brought Portugal 35:34. Harriett Yea (180-G/F-89) erupted with w three to put her side in front for 37:35. In the last quarter the tempo had slowed down and Great Britain could feel it when they could not score for the last 5 minutes in the frame. Sara Djassi (178-F-89) needed only one basket in that period to tie the game at 44:44 at the end of the fourth period. In overtime Great Britain U20 led from the beginning until the end and won the game 53:47.
Harriett Yea top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Mary Durojaye had 15 points and 13 boards. Joana Bernardeco (166-G-90) nailed 14 points in defeat, while Sara Djassi posted 8.

Portugal U20: Joana Bernardeco 14, Sara Djassi 8
Great Britain U20: Harriett Yea 19+10 rebs, Mary Durojaye 15+13 rebs


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  ROMANIA - Women  


Slovenia storm from behind to upset Romania - by Eurobasket News
Slovenia U18 - Romania U18 64:60

Slovenian Junior National Team overcame their Romanian counterparts on the fifth day of the European Championship in Division B. Slovenia improved at 3-1 record in the Qualifying round Group E. Romania slipped at 1-3 record after the loss. Nika Nika Baric (168-G-92) was instrumental in the victory as she tallied 25 points, 6 assists and 5 boards.
Romania went on a 9:0 run midway through the opening frame to establish a 17:9 lead. They completed the first frame ahead by 6 points 19:13. Chelariu, Gabriela Cursaru (161-G-92) and Bigica helped Romania to a 28:15 lead midway through the second stanza. Gabriela Cursaru followed with a triple as the margin grew at 16 points. But Petra Peric reacted with back-to-back trebles to keep Slovenia in the game. Nika Baric, Petra Peric and Polona Zalar (176-F-91) all connected from beyond the arc early in the third period as Slovenia narrowed the margin. Petra Peric added another long bomb, while Nika Baric hit two free throws as Slovenian team trimmed the deficit to just three points late in the quarter. Duric dragged the team even closer as she tipped off the final term with a trey. But Romania responded with 6 points in a row to keep things safe. Slovania needed a 10:1 rally to finally surge ahead. Jagodic and Nika Baric hit timely buckets as Slovenia gained a 4-point lead with 15 seconds to go. Bigica cut the margin just to watch Petra Peric seal the deal from the stripe.
Petra Peric came up with 14 points for Slovenia. Polona Zalar finished with 11 points in the win. Gabriela Cursaru responded with 19 points and 7 boards for Romania. Corina Stinga (178-F-91) had 13 points in the loss.

Slovenia: Nika Baric 25, Petra Peric 14, Polona Zalar 11
Romania: Gabriela Cursaru 19, Corina Stinga 13



Slovak Republic U20 remains hot - by Eurobasket News
Romania U20-Slovak Republic U20 72:73 (19-21, 22-14, 16-15, 15-23)

Slovak Republic U20 improved to 3-0 record in Group B of U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team survived a thriller over Romania U20 to take 73:72 victory.
The teams exchanged the baskets in the opening quarter and needed the last minute to find out the winner. Katarina Slimakova (180-G/F-89) made a jump shot to give her team 21:19 after the first 10 minutes. Klaudia Lukacovicova (193-C-90) brought her team 32:24, but then Romani woke up in the period. They produced a 12-0 run and then added some baskets at the end of the half. Santa nailed three to give Romania 41:35 advantage at the halftime. Romania played better in the third period as well and started to increase the lead. Ramona Tarta (173-G-89) made it 46:39 and Uiuiu brought the first 10 points difference at 57:47. Nikola Kovalova (168-G-89) closed the third period at 57:50, however Ramona Tarta resumed for 60:50. Slovak Republic U20 replied with 9-0 run to remain hot in the game and reduced to 62:61 with 4 minutes in the game. Katarina Slimakova sent her team in front with 2 minutes and they never looked behind after,
Katarina Slimakova top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Nikola Kovalova netted 16. Monika Chabadova (183-F-89) nailed 14 points, while Klaudia Lukacovicova collected 10 points and 21 boards. Claudia Pop (186-F-89, agency: LBM Management) shined for Romania with 17 points, 10 assists and 9 boards. Ramona Tarta scored 14 and Elisabeth Pavel (192-C-90) added 12 as their team is 1-1 in the group.

Romania U20: Claudia Pop 17+10 assists+9 rebs, Ramona Tarta 14, Elisabeth Pavel 12
Slovak Republic U20: Katarina Slimakova 20, Nikola Kovalova 16, Monika Chabadova 14, Klaudia Lukacovicova 10+21 rebs


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  RUSSIA - Women  


Czech Republic U18 continues their winning campaign - by Eurobasket News
Czech Republic U18-Russia U18 59:47 (10-15, 17-7, 14-6, 18-19)

Czech Republic U18 advanced to the Quarterfinals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team improved to 3-2 record to finish Group E and left Russiia winless after 59:47 over them.
Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) propelled her team to the first lead as Czech Republic U18 remained in front until 9:9. Russia dominated the rest of the period and took 15:10 when Viktoria Medvedeva (185-C-91) made a shot. Czech Republic U18 trailed until 20:22 in the second period but then managed to create a 7-0 run to grab 27:22 at the halftime. Russia reduced the deficit to 33:28 with less than four minutes to go in the third quarter, however, the Czechs scored the next seven points of the game to take command. Renata Pudlakova (176-G-92) closed the third quarter at 41:28 and looked forward to win the game. The victory was more necessary for Czech Republic U18 and they were able to get it. Even after 18-19 in the last period, the Czechs had 59:47 in total.
Alena Hanusova led the way with 23 points for the winners. Renata Pudlakova notched 12, while Lenka Bartakova (175-G-91) and Martina Cepelkova (182-C-92) netted 5 each. Viktoria Medvedeva ended up with 15 points in defeat, while Alexandra Stolyar (178-G-92) posted 10.

Czech Republic U18: Alena Hanusova 23, Renata Pudlakova 12, Lenka Bartakova 5, Martina Cepelkova 5
Russia U18: Viktoria Medvedeva 15, Alexandra Stolyar 10



Russian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Evgenia Belyakova (182-G-86) of Vologda-Chevakata
5 Ekaterina Lisina (198-C-87) of CSKA Moscow

6 Tatyana Burik (170-G-87) of Nadezhda Orenburg
7 Maria Cherepanova (186-C-87) of Spartak Vidnoe Moscow Region
8 Margarita Podlesnykh (175-G-87)
9 Svetlana Makhlina (180-G-85) of Spartak St.Petersburg
10 Mariya Khrustaleva (167-G-87) of Vologda-Chevakata
11 Tatiana Bokareva (191-C-86) of Vologda-Chevakata
12 Maria Savina (188-G-88) of Vologda-Chevakata
13 Elena Danilochkina (184-G-86) of CSKA Moscow
14 Anastasia Gradova (184-F-87)
15 Olga Iakovleva (195-C-86) of Spartak St.Petersburg
Head Coach: Boris Sokolovskiy
Assistant Coach: Evgeni Kisurin , Evgeni Vostrecov


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  SERBIA - Women  


Serbian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Tamara Radocaj (168-G-87) of Hemofarm Stada Vrsac
5 Maja Scekic (170-G-87) of Vojvodina Nis Novi Sad
6 Danijela Rizvic (177-G-87) of Hemofarm Stada Vrsac
7 Iva Roglic (189-F-88) of Crvena Zvezda Beograd
8 Natasa Dordevic (177-85)
9 Jovana Rad (187-F/C-87) of Hondarribia-Irun (ESP)
10 Adrijana Knezevic (184-F-87) of Gran Canaria La Caja de Canarias (ESP)
11 Zorica Mitov (189-C-87) of Hemofarm Stada Vrsac
12 Marina Ristic (168-G-87) of Spartak Subotica
13 Milica Cvetanovic (195-C-86) of Hemofarm Stada Vrsac
14 Biljana Stjepanovic (189-C-87) of ZKK Partizan Beograd
15 Miljana Musovic (181-G-87) of Crvena Zvezda Beograd
Head Coach: Sladjan Ivic
Assistant Coach: Bogdan Bulj


Japan explode with 124 points to sink Serbia - by Eurobasket News
Serbia - Japan 96:124

Japan overwhelmed Serbia in the classification games for the 9th-12th position at the World University Games today. Japan scored wild 73 points in the second half to upset the hosts. The Asian team will now play against the winner of China vs. Hungary clash for the 9th place.
Mutya Mori (182-C-88) finished with 24 points to pace Japan. Akino Nakagawa (180-G-87) delivered 23 points in the winning effort. Japan tore the home team up from the perimeter notching 54% of three-pointers. The Asian powerhouse also got the best out of Serbian 23 turnovers down the stretch. The teams kept it close in a fast first frame as Japan earned a 2-point lead at the first break. The tempo decreased in the second stanza but Japan did not allow Serbia to take over. The scoreboard read 51:46 for the visitors at halftime. Things got just worse for Serbia in the third period. Japan exploded with 35 points to build an insurmountable 19-point lead before the fourth period. Serbia had no chance of saving this conceding deadly 38 points in the final frame. Akane Takemoto (-F-87) had 16 points for Japan. Jovana Rad (187-F/C-87) responded with 23 points for Serbia. Danijela Rizvic (177-G-87) delivered 19 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the loss.

Serbia: Jovana Rad 23, Danijela Rizvic 19
Japan: Mutya Mori 24, Akino Nakagawa 23, Akane Takemoto 16



Spain keep their record spotless in Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News
Spain U18 - Serbia U18 90:48

Spain maintained their unbeaten run at the U18 European Championship in Sodertalje, Sweden. They cruised past Serbia today to win Group E action. Spain will now test Ukraine in the quarterfinal on Friday. Serbia entered the Qualifying round undefeated but suffered two losses to finish in the second position. They will now fight Czech Republic for the semifinal ticket.
Spain dominated every facet of the game. They outrebounded Serbia 39:36 and forced those to massive 26 turnovers. Spain also sank impressive 56% from the field limiting their opponents to 40%. Serbia led early in the game as Sara Krnjic (193-C-91) converted a three-point play. But Vega Gimeno (183-F-91) soon retained the lead for the Spanish juniors and they never looked back. Spain enjoyed a 19:13 lead at the first break. They went on a 6:0 run midway through the second frame to grab a 30:17 advantage. The scoreboard read 39:23 for Spain at halftime. Leonor Rodriguez (177-G-91) opened up a 20-point margin early in the third term and Spain coasted from there on.
Leonor Rodriguez provided 21 points to pace Spain. Vega Gimeno added 16 points for the winners. Tina Jovanovic (191-F/C-91) replied with 15 points for Serbia. Sara Krnjic finished with 14 points in the losing effort.

Spain: Leonor Rodriguez 21, Vega Gimeno 16, Queralt Casas (177-F-92) 11
Serbia: Tina Jovanovic 15, Sara Krnjic 14



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  SLOVAKIA - Women  


Slovakian University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Patricia Cizmarova (173-F-86) of BK 99 PU Presov
5 Katarina Hrabakova (177-F-86) of Sparta Praha (CZE)
6 Radka Deckerova (179-F-88) of BK 99 PU Presov
7 Katarina Tetemondova (185-F-88) of ZBK Whirpool Poprad
8 Hana Krizmova (170-F-85) of Slovan La Futura Bratyslava
9 Jana Vackova (169-F-85) of Basket Steel Slovakia Kosice
10 Veronika Matajova (177-F-87) of ZBK Whirpool Poprad
11 Dasa Krasnockova (181-F-85) of Basket Steel Slovakia Kosice
12 Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86) of Flying Foxes Post SV Wien (AUT)

13 Zuzana Fabianova (185-C-89) of CBK Cassovia Kosice
14 Eva Kmetova (188-C-87) of ZBK Whirpool Poprad
15 Bibiana Kalafutova (184-C-85) of Slovan La Futura Bratyslava
Head Coach: Pavol Horicka
Assistant Coach: Jaroslav Bizub


Slovak Republic U20 remains hot - by Eurobasket News
Romania U20-Slovak Republic U20 72:73 (19-21, 22-14, 16-15, 15-23)

Slovak Republic U20 improved to 3-0 record in Group B of U20 European Championship for Women Division B. The team survived a thriller over Romania U20 to take 73:72 victory.
The teams exchanged the baskets in the opening quarter and needed the last minute to find out the winner. Katarina Slimakova (180-G/F-89) made a jump shot to give her team 21:19 after the first 10 minutes. Klaudia Lukacovicova (193-C-90) brought her team 32:24, but then Romani woke up in the period. They produced a 12-0 run and then added some baskets at the end of the half. Santa nailed three to give Romania 41:35 advantage at the halftime. Romania played better in the third period as well and started to increase the lead. Ramona Tarta (173-G-89) made it 46:39 and Uiuiu brought the first 10 points difference at 57:47. Nikola Kovalova (168-G-89) closed the third period at 57:50, however Ramona Tarta resumed for 60:50. Slovak Republic U20 replied with 9-0 run to remain hot in the game and reduced to 62:61 with 4 minutes in the game. Katarina Slimakova sent her team in front with 2 minutes and they never looked behind after,
Katarina Slimakova top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Nikola Kovalova netted 16. Monika Chabadova (183-F-89) nailed 14 points, while Klaudia Lukacovicova collected 10 points and 21 boards. Claudia Pop (186-F-89, agency: LBM Management) shined for Romania with 17 points, 10 assists and 9 boards. Ramona Tarta scored 14 and Elisabeth Pavel (192-C-90) added 12 as their team is 1-1 in the group.

Romania U20: Claudia Pop 17+10 assists+9 rebs, Ramona Tarta 14, Elisabeth Pavel 12
Slovak Republic U20: Katarina Slimakova 20, Nikola Kovalova 16, Monika Chabadova 14, Klaudia Lukacovicova 10+21 rebs


Slovak Republic U18 celebrated their initial victory in Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News
Slovak Republic U18-Bulgaria U18 56:39 (10-12, 13-12, 22-3, 11-12)

Slovak Republic U18 celebrated their initial victory at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team smashed Bulgaria U18 56:39 with a massive third period.
Both squads looked well in the court in the first period and exchanged the lead several times. Baburova posted two at the end of the frame to trail 10:12 with her team. Monika Todorova (162-G-91) brought Bulgaria 21:14 in the second quarter as Bulgaria seemed to play their best game at the tournament. It was her again from the perimeter to remain in front with Bulgaria at 24:23 at the halftime. The third period became a nightmare for Bulgaria that lost the quarter 3-22. Slovak Republic U18 was too good in those 10 minute and never looked behind after. Palenkova made a lay-up for 45:27 at the end of the third frame. There was not too much intrigue in the court in the last quarter as the teams realized the game was over. Vojtekova scored for 56:36 and Rasheva made the final score, 56:39.
Marta Palenikova (184-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 15 as Slovak Republic U18 is 1-1 now in the group. Baburova, Adriana Firkalova (179-F-92) and Lucia Stanekova (187-F-91) netted 10 points apiece in a win. Monika Todorova finished the night with 19 points and Nadejda Georgieva (190-C-89) had 6.
In another game Turkey won the game for the second win in the Classification Round beating Belarus 68:65. The winners improved to 2-0 record at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A today.

Slovak Republic U18: Marta Palenikova 15, Baburova 10, Adriana Firkalova 10, Lucia Stanekova 10
Bulgaria U18: Monika Todorova 19, Nadejda Georgieva 6


Poland better Slovakia - by Eurobasket News
Poland - Slovakia 75:65

Poland outscored Slovakia at the World University Games today. They will now play for the fifth spot at the tournament against the winner of Great Britain vs. Taiwan clash. Slovakia will fight for the 7th spot.
Justyna Zurowska (188-C-85) orchestrated the win for Poland scoring 24 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. Malgorzata Babicka (185-F/C-85, agency: Promotex) added 16 points in the victory. Defense was the key to Poland success. They forced Slovakia to 21 turnovers and limited those to 40% from the field to celebrate victory. Poland grabbed a 4-point lead after ten minutes of action. They continued to stay in charge in the second period despite Slovakia trying hard to deny the deficit. A Dariusz Maciejewski team arrived at halftime ahead by 5 points. They knocked down 25 points in the third stanza worth a 13-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Slovakia outgunned their opponents in the fourth term but could not rescue the encounter losing at the end.
Agata Chaliburda (188-F-88) had 11 points in the winning case. Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) answered with 23 points and 6 boards for Slovakia. Radka Deckerova (179-F-88) had 11 points in the loss.

Poland: Justyna Zurowska 24, Malgorzata Babicka 16, Agata Chaliburda 11
Slovakia: Romana Vynuchalova 23, Radka Deckerova 11



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  SLOVENIA - Women  


Slovenia storm from behind to upset Romania - by Eurobasket News
Slovenia U18 - Romania U18 64:60

Slovenian Junior National Team overcame their Romanian counterparts on the fifth day of the European Championship in Division B. Slovenia improved at 3-1 record in the Qualifying round Group E. Romania slipped at 1-3 record after the loss. Nika Nika Baric (168-G-92) was instrumental in the victory as she tallied 25 points, 6 assists and 5 boards.
Romania went on a 9:0 run midway through the opening frame to establish a 17:9 lead. They completed the first frame ahead by 6 points 19:13. Chelariu, Gabriela Cursaru (161-G-92) and Bigica helped Romania to a 28:15 lead midway through the second stanza. Gabriela Cursaru followed with a triple as the margin grew at 16 points. But Petra Peric reacted with back-to-back trebles to keep Slovenia in the game. Nika Baric, Petra Peric and Polona Zalar (176-F-91) all connected from beyond the arc early in the third period as Slovenia narrowed the margin. Petra Peric added another long bomb, while Nika Baric hit two free throws as Slovenian team trimmed the deficit to just three points late in the quarter. Duric dragged the team even closer as she tipped off the final term with a trey. But Romania responded with 6 points in a row to keep things safe. Slovania needed a 10:1 rally to finally surge ahead. Jagodic and Nika Baric hit timely buckets as Slovenia gained a 4-point lead with 15 seconds to go. Bigica cut the margin just to watch Petra Peric seal the deal from the stripe.
Petra Peric came up with 14 points for Slovenia. Polona Zalar finished with 11 points in the win. Gabriela Cursaru responded with 19 points and 7 boards for Romania. Corina Stinga (178-F-91) had 13 points in the loss.

Slovenia: Nika Baric 25, Petra Peric 14, Polona Zalar 11
Romania: Gabriela Cursaru 19, Corina Stinga 13



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  SPAIN - Women  


Spain keep their record spotless in Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News
Spain U18 - Serbia U18 90:48

Spain maintained their unbeaten run at the U18 European Championship in Sodertalje, Sweden. They cruised past Serbia today to win Group E action. Spain will now test Ukraine in the quarterfinal on Friday. Serbia entered the Qualifying round undefeated but suffered two losses to finish in the second position. They will now fight Czech Republic for the semifinal ticket.
Spain dominated every facet of the game. They outrebounded Serbia 39:36 and forced those to massive 26 turnovers. Spain also sank impressive 56% from the field limiting their opponents to 40%. Serbia led early in the game as Sara Krnjic (193-C-91) converted a three-point play. But Vega Gimeno (183-F-91) soon retained the lead for the Spanish juniors and they never looked back. Spain enjoyed a 19:13 lead at the first break. They went on a 6:0 run midway through the second frame to grab a 30:17 advantage. The scoreboard read 39:23 for Spain at halftime. Leonor Rodriguez (177-G-91) opened up a 20-point margin early in the third term and Spain coasted from there on.
Leonor Rodriguez provided 21 points to pace Spain. Vega Gimeno added 16 points for the winners. Tina Jovanovic (191-F/C-91) replied with 15 points for Serbia. Sara Krnjic finished with 14 points in the losing effort.

Spain: Leonor Rodriguez 21, Vega Gimeno 16, Queralt Casas (177-F-92) 11
Serbia: Tina Jovanovic 15, Sara Krnjic 14



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  SWEDEN - Women  


Sweden U18 clinched the Quarterfinal spot at the home tournament, Belgium is out - by Eurobasket News
Sweden U18-Belgium U18 70:63 (19-13, 10-24, 21-9, 20-17)

Sweden U18 clinched the Quarterfinal spot at the home tournament of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team came-from-behind to beat Belgium 70:63
That was a decisive game for both teams as only in case of the win the team advanced to the 1/4 Finals. The home side had great support and desired the win more. Belgium however started better and did not mind playing away from home. Jana Raman (183-F-91) made it 9:4 in the middle of the quarter, while the hosts pushed the tempo later in the period. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-G-91)made two free throws for 19:13 advantage after the first frame. In the second period Belgium started to play better again and nailed 24 points in the quarter. Jenny Mayinga (185-C-92) brought her team 37:27 lead and Cleopatra Forsman-Gogasent the teams to the lockers for 29:37. Trailing 29:43 early in the third quarter, the Swedes went on a 21-3 run to take a 50:46 lead with 10 minutes remaining. Jana Raman shot for 53:52 and Sweden needed another 10-0 run to take 62:53. The home side never looked behind after and led the game to the necessary win.
Cleopatra Forsman-Goga shined with 26 points and 10 boards for 3-2 record. Farhiya Abdi (185-F/C-92) collected massive 18 points and 17 boards, while Frida Fogdemark (185-F-91) netted 12. Jana Raman ended up with 24 points and Jenny Mayinga notched 9. Belgium finished 5th in the group with 2-3 record.

Sweden U18: Cleopatra Forsman-Goga 26+10 rebs, Farhiya Abdi 18+17 rebs, Frida Fogdemark 12
Belgium U18: Jana Raman 24, Jenny Mayinga 9



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  TAIWAN - Women  


Great Britain eye fifth spot in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News
Great Britain - Taiwan 94:74

Great Britain secured one more victory at the World University Games today. They dealt with Taiwan to set up the clash against Poland for the fifth overall spot in the tournament. Taiwan will play versus Slovakia to decide on the 8th-9th positions. Laura K. Butters (178-F-86) paced balanced effort from Great Britain with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The European team outmuscled their opponents on the glass 60:29 which proved the difference in this one.
Great Britain kicked into gear right from the start. They poured in 26 points in the starting period to enjoy a 12-point lead at the break. Taiwan adjusted their offense in the second frame and hit some big three-pointers to stay in visibility. Great Britain piled up a 13-point advantage at halftime. But as the pressure inside the paint continued to grow Taiwan could not cope. Great Britain eased to a 24-point margin at the final intermission. They never looked back in the fourth period and claimed a confident win at the end. Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) scored 16 points, collected 10 boards and issued 6 assists for Great Britain. Chantelle Handy (191-G-87) finished with 15 points, 7 boards and 4 assists in the victory. Wu Min Fang (174-F-87) replied with 20 points for Taiwan.

Great Britain: Laura K. Butters 18+11 boards, Johannah Leedham 16+10 boards, Chantelle Handy 15
Taiwan: Wu Min Fang 20, Huang Ping Jen (177-F-89) 10



Taiwanese University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Huang Fan Shan (174-G-87) of Cathay Life
5 Chang Shih Chieh (172-G-86)

6 Ho Shan Shan (169-G-86)
7 Hsu Chien Hui (171-G-89)
8 Wu Min Fang (174-F-87)
9 Huang Ping Jen (177-F-89)
10 Li Wan Tin (180-G-86) of Cathay Life
11 Chen Yu Chun (176-F-87)

12 Chang Ning (186-C-87)
13 Yen Chia Hsuan (184-C-88)
14 Chao Ya Hsin (182-C-90)
15 Wu Shin Ying (175-F-87)
Head Coach: Hong Ling Yao
Assistant Coach: Liang Chia Yin , Teng Pi Yun


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  TURKEY - Women  


Turkish University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Tugba Talaslioglu (-86) of Mersin BSH Bld
5 Gogce Dogan (173-F-86) of Tarsus Belediyesi
6 Burcu Erbas (173-G-88) of Tarsus Belediyesi
7 Gizem Yavuz (170-G-88) of Istanbul Universitesi SK
8 Aylin Hacioglu (170-F-86) of Istanbul Universitesi SK
9 Zeynep Tamyuksel (186-F-85) of Burhaniye Belediyesi
10 Melike Bakircioglu (191-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce Istanbul
11 Seda Tabakci (185-F-85) of Botasspor Adana
12 Gulnur Sandallioglu (187-F-87) of Botasspor Adana
13 Ebru Unal (-88) of Cankaya Universitesi
14 Berrin Karabas (190-C-87) of Mersin BSH Bld
15 Devran Tanacan (193-C-86) of Colorado State University (USA)

Head Coach: Omer Petorak
Assistant Coach: Emre Beser , Olga Sevim


Vecerova at Galatasaray - by Cem Guvener
After appointing Zafer Kalaycioglu as their new coach, Galatasaray signed Czech center Ivana Vecerova (194-C-79). Vecerova will add depth to the 4 and 5 positions alongside with new transfer Yelena Leuchanka. With these 2 new transfers Galatasaray still has room for 2 overseas players. Seimone Augustus has torn her ACL in a WNBA game so it is not %100 certain what Galatasaray will be doing to fill those spots yet.

Turkey breeze past Canada - by Eurobasket News
Turkey - Canada 104:81

Turkey overcame Canada in the classification games for the 13th-16th place at the World University Games. Turkey now set up the clash against France for the 13th overall place. Canada will wrap up their campaign in Serbia against Mozambique.
Turkey jumped off the blocks to build a 27:22 lead after ten minutes. The European team continued to dominate in the second stanza scoring 30 points. They secured a 16-point lead at halftime. Canada gradually picked up the slack in the second half. They matched Turkey as the teams traded baskets. Turkey however did not allow their opponents to get any closer leading by 16 points into the fourth frame. Turkey closed the game in style earning a confident victory at the end. Melike Bakircioglu (191-F/C-87) notched 32 points and 9 rebounds for Turkey. Seda Tabakci (185-F-85) added 18 points for the winners. Laurelle Weigl (193-C-88) had 24 points and 7 caroms for Canada. Kalisha Keane (185-F-89) finished with 15 points in defeat.

Turkey: Melike Bakircioglu 32, Seda Tabakci 18, Gulnur Sandallioglu (187-F-87) 12
Canada: Laurelle Weigl 24, Kalisha Keane 15



Turkey U18 won the game for the second win in the Classification Round - by Eurobasket News
Belarus U18-Turkey U18 65:68 (13-10, 14-17, 17-15, 21-26)

Turkey won the game for the second win in the Classification Round beating Belarus 68:65. The winners improved to 2-0 record at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A today.
Karalina Padshyvalava (162-G-89) posted three for Belarus that later increased to 8:3. Although Turkey reduced the gap a bit Maryia Filonchyk (189-C-92) made 13;10 at the end of the first. Turkey responded with 5-0 run and Cakmakci gave her team 15:13 advantage. In a back-to-back period Turmus tied the game at 27:27 at the halftime. The teams struggled a lot in the third frame as well and did not allow each other to get a big lead. Pelin Gulbag (171-G-91) closed the third period as Turkey trailed 42:44. Belarus was in front for the whole last period, but not the last seconds. Pinar Demirok (180-F-91) tied the game at 65:65, while Ozge Yavas (169-G-91) brought three more points for the winners from the free throw line.
Ozge Yavas top-scored for the winners with 16 points, Pelin Gulbag netted 15 and Pinar Demirok scored 13. Aliaksandra Musatava (173-G-92) ended up with 15 points in defeat as Belarus is 1-1 in the group. Maryia Filonchyk collected 14 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Karalina Padshyvalava had 13 points and 10 boards.
In another game Slovak Republic U18 celebrated their initial victory at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team smashed Bulgaria U18 56:39 with a massive third period.

Belarus U18: Aliaksandra Musatava 15, Maryia Filonchyk 14+10 rebs, Karalina Padshyvalava 13+10 rebs
Turkey U18: Ozge Yavas 16, Pelin Gulbag 15, Pinar Demirok 13



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Women  


Continue your basketball career into college at UVI - by David Edole
The University of the Virgin Islands is currently looking to recruit five womens basketball student-athletes. UVI is an accredited U.S. University with excellent academic programs located in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with a great campus that includes a beautiful beach and an excellent arena (Duke, UConn, Notre Dame, Michigan and most of the major DI teams have played in the arena during the Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament).

UVI womens team plays at a low DIII level - and our team made the playoffs last year. If a girl was an average player on your team she would probably be a very good player in our league. Our 81 year old league (LAI) is made up of twenty Universities in Puerto Rico (all accredited U.S. Universities) - and it is an excellent league. Our league championship game is televised in Puerto Rico and has about 6,000 in attendance.

This is an excellent situation for a girl that loves basketball and wants the experience of playing college basketball - with the added experience of playing in various parts of the Caribbean. We have had a number of girls from the states come down who have had a great experience - including many who planned to try it for a year and decided to stay and complete their education at UVI.

The five in-state waivers were we granted recently allow us to grant in-state to these students - costing about $1,900 per semester - plus room and board which is about $3,000. We have very nice dorms and cafeteria on-campus.

Female athletes who would like to learn more about an opportunity to extend your basketball career, please contact me at my information below.
Peter Sauer
Athletic Director
psauer@uvi.edu
(340) 693-1102



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  UKRAINE - Women  


Ukraine U18 stun Italy U18 in overtime to advance to 1/4 Finals - by Eurobasket News
Ukraine U18-Italy U18 82:78 OT (15-19, 21-13, 21-19, 14-20, 11-7)

Ukrainian U18 team advanced to 1/4 Finals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team needed an overtime to beat Italy 82:78.
After two pity losses the chances to advance were not that high. Moreover Italy proposed 19:15 after the opening quarter to take the lead in the game. Tava continued to ruin the opponents bringing 24:17 for her team. Ukraine woke up later in the period when Zavidna tied the game at 29:29. Krystyna Matsko (180-F-91) scored two at the end of the half for 36:32 halftime advantage. Ukraine played too good and reached 54:39 when Olha Maznichenko (186-F-91) made two free throws. Trailing 64:51 Italy scored 14 unanswered points en route to a 20-5 run over the next six minutes to take a 71:69 lead. Olesya Malashenko (188-F-91, agency: LBM Management) punished them by hitting a jumper to knot the contest at 71:71. Ukraine outscored Italy 8-2 over the next three minutes to go 79:73 up and Olesya Malashenko bring the victory from the free throw.
Olha Maznichenko erupted with 36 points and 16 rebounds for 2-3 record. Krystyna Matsko had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Olesya Malashenko collected 13 points and 15 boards. Laura Spreafico (178-G-91) finished the game with 20 points and Bestagno posted 16.

Ukraine U18: Olha Maznichenko 36+16 rebs, Krystyna Matsko 15+10 rebs, Olesya Malashenko 13+15 rebs
Italy U18: Laura Spreafico 20, Bestagno 16


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  UNITED KINGDOM - Women  


British University National Team 2009 - by Sahereh
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4 Jennifer Leedham (170-G-86) of Franklin Pierce University (USA)
5 Cristal Turner (188-F-89) of Oral Roberts University (USA)
6 Nikki Luckhurst (173-G-86) of Tulane University (USA)
7 Laura K. Butters (178-F-86) of Nottingham Wildcats
8 Georgia Jones (175-G-90) of Oral Roberts University (USA)
9 Helen Naylor (180-F-87) of Leeds Carnegie
10 Chantelle Handy (191-G-87) of Marshall University (USA)
11 Azania Stewart (193-C) of University of Florida (USA)

12 Rose Anderson (175-G-88) of Neo JC (USA)
13 Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) of Franklin Pierce University (USA)
14 Yemi Oyefuwa (198-C) of University of Maryland (USA)
15 Mairi Buchan (188-C-90) of Old Dominion University (USA)
Head Coach: Tom Maher
Assistant Coach: Damien Jennings


Portugal U18 improved to 3-2 record in Group E - by Eurobasket News
Portugal U18 -England U18 66:61 ( 14-14, 18-12, 16-16, 18-19 )

Portugal U18 improved to 3-2 record at the U18 European Championship for Women Division B today. The team overcame England U18 to send them to 1-4 record.
Michelle Brandao (171-G-91) gave Portugal the first lad and it was her again for 10:5. England was too far to slow down and produced some important baskets for 14:14 at the end of the first. The second frame belonged to the Portuguese team as they even had 27:18 when Pacheco made a lay-up. Hurd was the last in the first frame to score for 32:26.
It was hard to say who dominated the third period as the teams nailed 16 points each in it. Portugal tried to increase the lead, while England U18 hoped to reduce. Katrin Chiemeka (167-G-91) made a shot with a foul to cut it to 48:42 after thirty minutes of the game. Busch's three brought 52:50 with 5 minutes to play and Hurd scored for 52:51. Even thought Portugal posted 5 unanswered points, Busch again reduced to the minimum, 57:56. Moreover Bullard tied the game at 59:59 and even gave her team 60:59 lead. Portugal needed 7-2 run to close the game at 66:61 as Maria Correia (172-G/F-91) set up the final score.
Maria Joao Andrade paced all the winners with 21 points and Maria Correia netted 14. Michelle Brandao delivered 10 points in a win for 3-2 record. Katrin Chiemeka finished the game with 14 points and Thompson netted 10.

Portugal U18: Maria Joao Andrade 21, Maria Correia 14, Michelle Brandao 10
England U18: Katrin Chiemeka 14, Thompson 10



Great Britain eye fifth spot in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News
Great Britain - Taiwan 94:74

Great Britain secured one more victory at the World University Games today. They dealt with Taiwan to set up the clash against Poland for the fifth overall spot in the tournament. Taiwan will play versus Slovakia to decide on the 8th-9th positions. Laura K. Butters (178-F-86) paced balanced effort from Great Britain with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The European team outmuscled their opponents on the glass 60:29 which proved the difference in this one.
Great Britain kicked into gear right from the start. They poured in 26 points in the starting period to enjoy a 12-point lead at the break. Taiwan adjusted their offense in the second frame and hit some big three-pointers to stay in visibility. Great Britain piled up a 13-point advantage at halftime. But as the pressure inside the paint continued to grow Taiwan could not cope. Great Britain eased to a 24-point margin at the final intermission. They never looked back in the fourth period and claimed a confident win at the end. Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) scored 16 points, collected 10 boards and issued 6 assists for Great Britain. Chantelle Handy (191-G-87) finished with 15 points, 7 boards and 4 assists in the victory. Wu Min Fang (174-F-87) replied with 20 points for Taiwan.

Great Britain: Laura K. Butters 18+11 boards, Johannah Leedham 16+10 boards, Chantelle Handy 15
Taiwan: Wu Min Fang 20, Huang Ping Jen (177-F-89) 10



Great Britain U20 tie the record with Portugal U20 - by Eurobasket News
Portugal U20-Great Britain U20 47:53 OT (8-13, 13-10, 14-14, 9-7, 3-9)

Great Britain U20 needed an overtime to tie the record with Portugal U20. Great Britain U20 produced 9-3 in the extra time to celebrate 53:47 victory at the U20 European Championship for Women Division B.
With no victories in the tournament Great Britain opened the game with 2:0 and then took 10:4 lead. Portugal tried to reduce and finished the first period trailing 8:13. Mary Durojaye (181-F-90) closed the 5-0 run of the winning side when they took 18:8 advantage. Portugal U20 managed however to win the second period 13-10 to cut it to 21:23. In a back-to-back third period both teams stayed tough and close to each other. Great Britain led the game for the whole time, except one when Caldeira brought Portugal 35:34. Harriett Yea (180-G/F-89) erupted with w three to put her side in front for 37:35. In the last quarter the tempo had slowed down and Great Britain could feel it when they could not score for the last 5 minutes in the frame. Sara Djassi (178-F-89) needed only one basket in that period to tie the game at 44:44 at the end of the fourth period. In overtime Great Britain U20 led from the beginning until the end and won the game 53:47.
Harriett Yea top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Mary Durojaye had 15 points and 13 boards. Joana Bernardeco (166-G-90) nailed 14 points in defeat, while Sara Djassi posted 8.

Portugal U20: Joana Bernardeco 14, Sara Djassi 8
Great Britain U20: Harriett Yea 19+10 rebs, Mary Durojaye 15+13 rebs


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  WNBA - Women  


The home sides win all the games - by Eurobasket News
Washington M. - Minnesota L. 94-96
Washington lost to Minnesota 94:96 as the latter took 7-4 record in the Western Conference. Nicky Anosike (6'4''-C-86, college: Tennessee) paced all the winners with 24 points and Montgomery Renee netted 21. Harding Lindsey erupted with 27 points in the losing case, while Beard Alana posted 14.

Chicago S. - Sacramento M. 73-83
Chicago was defeated by Sacramento 73:83 as Kara Lawson (5'8''-G-81, college: Tennessee) and Maiga-Ba Hamchetou top-scored for the winners with 13 points each. Brunson Rebekkah and Powell Nicole ended up with 10 points apiece as their team is 2-8 in the league. Perkins Jia posted 21 in defeat and Dupree Candice had 18 points.

S.Antonio SS - Seattle S. 53-66
Seattle improved to 6-4 record beating San Antonio 66:53 on July 7th. Cash Swin (6'2''-F-79, college: Connecticut) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Bird Sue nailed 17. Hammon Rebecca finished the night with 13 points in the losing effort.

Connecticut S. - Atlanta D. 67-72
Atlanta celebrated the 5th victory stunning Connecticut 72:67. Chamique Holdsclaw (6'2''-F-77, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) paced all the winners with 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Lyttle Sancho and Castro Iziane netted 14 each. Jones Asjha and White Tan produced the same number of points in defeat.



Standings
WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Indiana F. 8-2 
 2. Chicago S. 6-5 
 3. Atlanta D. 6-7 
 4. Washingt. M. 5-5 
 5. Connect. S. 5-6 
 6. New York L. 3-6 
 7. Detroit S. 2-7 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 8-4 
 2. Phoenix M. 8-4 
 3. Seattle S. 7-4 
 4. S.Antonio SS 4-5 
 5. L.Angeles S. 3-6 
 6. Sacram. M. 3-8 


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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES - Women  


Day 6 in Belgrade. Classification Games - by Eurobasket News
5th-8th place classification games
Poland - Slovakia 75:65

Poland outscored Slovakia at the World University Games today. They will now play for the fifth spot at the tournament against the winner of Great Britain vs. Taiwan clash. Slovakia will fight for the 7th spot.
Justyna Zurowska (188-C-85) orchestrated the win for Poland scoring 24 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. Malgorzata Babicka (185-F/C-85, agency: Promotex) added 16 points in the victory. Defense was the key to Poland success. They forced Slovakia to 21 turnovers and limited those to 40% from the field to celebrate victory. Poland grabbed a 4-point lead after ten minutes of action. They continued to stay in charge in the second period despite Slovakia trying hard to deny the deficit. A Dariusz Maciejewski team arrived at halftime ahead by 5 points. They knocked down 25 points in the third stanza worth a 13-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Slovakia outgunned their opponents in the fourth term but could not rescue the encounter losing at the end.
Agata Chaliburda had 11 points in the winning case. Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) answered with 23 points and 6 boards for Slovakia. Radka Deckerova had 11 points in the loss.

Poland: Justyna Zurowska 24, Malgorzata Babicka 16, Agata Chaliburda 11
Slovakia: Romana Vynuchalova 23, Radka Deckerova 11

Great Britain - Taiwan 94:74
Great Britain secured one more victory at the World University Games today. They dealt with Taiwan to set up the clash against Poland for the fifth overall spot in the tournament. Taiwan will play versus Slovakia to decide on the 8th-9th positions. Laura K. Butters (178-F-86) paced balanced effort from Great Britain with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The European team outmuscled their opponents on the glass 60:29 which proved the difference in this one.
Great Britain kicked into gear right from the start. They poured in 26 points in the starting period to enjoy a 12-point lead at the break. Taiwan adjusted their offense in the second frame and hit some big three-pointers to stay in visibility. Great Britain piled up a 13-point advantage at halftime. But as the pressure inside the paint continued to grow Taiwan could not cope. Great Britain eased to a 24-point margin at the final intermission. They never looked back in the fourth period and claimed a confident win at the end. Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) scored 16 points, collected 10 boards and issued 6 assists for Great Britain. Chantelle Handy finished with 15 points, 7 boards and 4 assists in the victory. Wu Min Fang (174-F-87) replied with 20 points for Taiwan.

Great Britain: Laura K. Butters 18+11 boards, Johannah Leedham 16+10 boards, Chantelle Handy 15
Taiwan: Wu Min Fang 20, Huang Ping Jen 10

9th-12th place classification games
Serbia - Japan 96:124

Japan overwhelmed Serbia in the classification games for the 9th-12th position at the World University Games today. Japan scored wild 73 points in the second half to upset the hosts. The Asian team will now play against the winner of China vs. Hungary clash for the 9th place.
Mutya Mori (182-C-88) finished with 24 points to pace Japan. Akino Nakagawa delivered 23 points in the winning effort. Japan tore the home team up from the perimeter notching 54% of three-pointers. The Asian powerhouse also got the best out of Serbian 23 turnovers down the stretch. The teams kept it close in a fast first frame as Japan earned a 2-point lead at the first break. The tempo decreased in the second stanza but Japan did not allow Serbia to take over. The scoreboard read 51:46 for the visitors at halftime. Things got just worse for Serbia in the third period. Japan exploded with 35 points to build an insurmountable 19-point lead before the fourth period. Serbia had no chance of saving this conceding deadly 38 points in the final frame. Akane Takemoto had 16 points for Japan. Jovana Rad (187-F/C-87) responded with 23 points for Serbia. Danijela Rizvic delivered 19 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the loss.

Serbia: Jovana Rad 23, Danijela Rizvic 19
Japan: Mutya Mori 24, Akino Nakagawa 23, Akane Takemoto 16

China - Hungary 76:64
China claimed a comfortable win over Hungary in the classification games for the 9th-12th spots at the World University Games today. Hua Lin (187-86) exploded with 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the Asian team. China will now take on Japan in the classic rivalry. Hungary will complete their campaign against hosting Serbia.
The teams showed some defensive havoc in the opening frame scoring eagerly. China were more accurate scoring 30 points to take an 8-point lead into the second stanza. The complexion of the game changed drastically in the second frame as the stress was put on defense. And once again China were more successful limiting their European opponents to just 7 points in the quarter. A Ruirong Shan team ensured an 11-point lead at halftime. Hungary stormed back into the contest right after the long break. Anna Vida (184-F-85) gave needed boost for the Hungarian side as they fired 28 points to clip the distance. Hungary leveled things up after three quarters of action but could not develop the success. China put a stop on Hungarian ambitions with a perfect defensive effort in the fourth frame. The Asian team held their counterparts to 7 points to celebrate a solid win at the end. Song Lulu and Liu Xin delivered 14 points apiece for China. Anna Vida answered with 22 points and 7 boards for Hungary. Jekatyerina Szavercsenko netted 12 points in the loss.

China: Hua Lin 33+14 boards, Song Lulu 14, Liu Xin 14
Hungary: Anna Vida 22, Jekatyerina Szavercsenko 12

13th-16th place classification games
France - Mozambique 75:64
France earned the second win at the World University Games today. They held off Mozambique in the classification round for the 13th-16th spots. France will now take on the winner of Turkey vs. Canada clash for the 13th position. Mozambique remained winless at the tournament and would try to gain the initial win in the clash for the 15th-16th place.
The teams got to a slow start to the game but France managed to get the upper hand in the first frame. They outscored their African opponents to enjoy a 17:13 lead into the second stanza. A Francis Dandine team held Mozambique to 11 points in the second frame earning a 12-point lead at halftime. Mozambique refused to surrender though. They stepped up in the third period to turn the tables. The African powerhouse accounted for 24 points to trim the distance to just 6 points before the fourth quarter. France needed some extra effort to stop the bleeding as they regained control in the fourth stanza. Aurelie Carmona (184-C/F-87) paced Les Bleus to the win at the end. She finished with 15 points, 11 boards and 7 boards for the winners. Kathleen Bourdin added 14 points for France. Amelia Macamo (169-G-85) answered with 14 points, 11 boards, 7 steals and 5 assists for Mozambique. Aleia Rachide tallied 13 points and 9 boards in defeat.

France: Aurelie Carmona 15+11 boards, Kathleen Bourdin 14, Giuday Mendy 13
Mozambique: Amelia Macamo 14+11 boards, Aleia Rachide 13

Turkey - Canada 104:81
Turkey overcame Canada in the classification games for the 13th-16th place at the World University Games. Turkey now set up the clash against France for the 13th overall place. Canada will wrap up their campaign in Serbia against Mozambique.
Turkey jumped off the blocks to build a 27:22 lead after ten minutes. The European team continued to dominate in the second stanza scoring 30 points. They secured a 16-point lead at halftime. Canada gradually picked up the slack in the second half. They matched Turkey as the teams traded baskets. Turkey however did not allow their opponents to get any closer leading by 16 points into the fourth frame. Turkey closed the game in style earning a confident victory at the end. Melike Bakircioglu (191-F/C-87) notched 32 points and 9 rebounds for Turkey. Seda Tabakci added 18 points for the winners. Laurelle Weigl (193-C-88) had 24 points and 7 caroms for Canada. Kalisha Keane finished with 15 points in defeat.

Turkey: Melike Bakircioglu 32, Seda Tabakci 18, Gulnur Sandallioglu 12
Canada: Laurelle Weigl 24, Kalisha Keane 15