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  ABA   


Former Strong Island Sound Players Still Making Noise - by Surujh Roopnarine
Though defunct for the past two-plus seasons, the Strong Island Sound, especially under the direction of head coach Dytanya Mixson, continue to have players making impact on the professional level. This season in particular, you can find numerous Sound alumni playing in some of the most competitive leagues around. In the Premier Basketball League (PBL) for instance, the Halifax Rainmen feature four former Sound members including former ABA All-Star Gregory Plummer (6'4''-G-83, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Eckerd), the ageless wonder John Strickland (6'8''-F/C-72, college: Hawaii-Pacific), former NBA center Gordon Malone (6'10''-F/C-74, college: W.Virginia) and NBA D-League veteran Cory Underwood (6'10''-F/C-80, college: SUNO). In the American Basketball Association (ABA) we find former Sound captain Christopher Grant (6'4''-G-82, college: Morgan St.) , sharp-shooting guard Sean Dantzler (6'4''-G/F-83, college: St.Francis,NY) and John 'Mookie' Thomas (5'9''-G-76, college: St.Francis,NY) helping to lead the NY Thunder who sit in third place in the latest ABA Power Rankings with a 6-1 record.
Overseas you can see the exploits of Tommie Eddie (6'7''-F/C-82, college: Mississippi) who after a successful season in the Uk, returned to Portugal for the 2009-10 season. The 2007-08 Proliga Player of the Year, Eddie is currently averaging 16.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals for VSC Guimares in the LPB. Finally, Darren Phillip (6'7''-F-78, college: Fairfield) is back in his second home, Spain, where he perennially plies his trade. Playing for the fourth consecutive season with CAI Zaragoza, the former Fairfield star is averaging 19.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists thru 18 games in the LEB Gold division. This is only a small sampling of the players and level of impact that the Strong Island Sound and coach Dytanya Mixson were able to bring together and help along their basketball careers.



Other ABA games results - by Gianni Pascucci
The SETX Mavericks split games with the Defending ABA Champs, the Kentucky Bisons, this weekend. The Mavs and the Bisons continued the hottest rivalry in the ABA by putting on two classic games in Owensboro, KY. The Bisons won the opening game on Saturday night 101-93. Kenny Jones (6'6''-F-84, college: Kentucky St.) and TheAnthony Haymon (6'7''-F/C-78, college: Austin Peay St.) led the Bisons with 23 and 22 points. On Sunday afternoon the Mavericks blew open a close games in the fourth quarter to win 123-103. Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) and Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) led the way with 34 and 28 points respectively.
The Seattle Mountaineers defeated the Chico Rage twice over the weekend, in Seattle. On Saturday, the Mountaineers won 105-97, led by Tyler Amaya (6'7''-F-82, college: W.Washington) and Chris Keller (6'5''-F-84, college: Northwest), who scored 28 points apiece. The Sunday game proved the most competitive of the weekend games with Chico jumping out to an early 10 point lead only to have the Mountaineers regroup to lead 52-47 at halftime. The 2nd half was a see saw affair with numerous lead changes until a steal and basket with 5 seconds to go by Jamaal Miller (6'2''-G-82, agency: Court Side, college: Green River CC) sealed the victory for the Mountaineers 106-103. Rashad Powell (6'6''-G-81, college: Idaho) 30 points and Jamaal Miller 24 top scored for Seattle with Nic Pedersen (6'7''-F-85) picking up 27 points for Chico


First weekend games results - by Gianni Pascucci
The Lake Michigan Admirals clearly defeated, 137-104 the Indiana Steamrollers at Lake Michigan Catholic in front of a crowd of approximately 500. The first quarter the Admirals took charge and went up 23-11 and they never looked back. Lake Michigan lead by veteran Dominick Melton (6'6''-F, college: Wisc.-Parkside), who ended the game with 27 points (going 10 for 14 from the field and 6 out of 7 from the line) and 10 rebounds. DeAngelo Johnson (6'5''-G-78, college: Lincoln Memorial) added 22 points and 8 rebounds. Anthony Slater (5'9''-G-79, college: Florida Atlantic) scored a triple double with 10 points, 17 assists, and 10 steals. Danny Horace (6'5''-F-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Miami, OH) from the Indiana Steamrollers had 22 points.
On Saturday, January 9, 2010, the Las Vegas Aces traveled to Van Nuys, California, and defeated the LA Slam 147- 123. Although the game was intense and concentrated, the Aces maintained at least a 9- point lead throughout. The electrifying offensive play of Jamaal Smith (5'9''-G-85, college: N.Mexico) earned him the title of Game Leading Scorer with 34 points. Lou Kelly (6'5''-G/F-79, college: UNLV) rained on the LA Slam with 23 points, 7 of them were 3- pointers. Elliott Magee (6'7''-F-80, college: Texas A&M) had 7 blocks, 16 rebounds and 25 points to seal the deal.
With Elzie Bibbs (6'6''-G/F-82, college: Ferris St.) added to their roster, the Sacramento Heatwave defeated the #5 San Francisco Rumble. Bibbs scored 11 points in the decisive 4th quarter and held Rumble star Cardell Butler (6'4''-F-81, college: Utah St.) to 0 points


Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Chico Rage 1-3 
 2. Crusaders 0-0 
 3. College Park 0-0 
 4. Play2Win 0-0 
 5. Oklahoma 0-2 
 6. Modesto E. 0-4 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 9-2 
 2. Clayton 7-3 
 3. Central Valley 5-5 
 4. Sacramento H. 5-6 
 5. California SK 3-5 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 6-1 
 2. Columbus Crush 6-3 
 3. Kansas City S. 4-0 
 4. Lake Michigan 4-3 
 5. Pittsburgh P. 2-0 
 6. Detroit Hoops 1-2 
 7. Cleveland R. 0-0 
 8. G.Rapids F. 0-1 
 9. Akron Rise 0-2 
 10. Youngstown S. 0-2 
Northeast Div.
 1. NY Thunder 6-1 
 2. Jersey Expr. 5-2 
 3. NY Red Riders 4-6 
 4. Maryland M. 2-6 
 5. Tri-City Suns 1-4 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Spokane Sunz 2-1 
 2. Seattle M. 2-4 
 3. Seattle ZG 1-0 
 4. Everett 1-1 
 5. Washington R. 1-2 
 6. Vancouver E. 0-0 
SoCal Div.
 1. LA Slam 4-5 
 2. San Diego S. 3-3 
 3. Las Vegas A. 2-0 
 4. Compton C. 2-1 
 5. Riverside R. 2-3 
 6. Honolulu 1-1 
 7. California BB 1-2 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 7-6 
 2. Kentucky B. 4-5 
 3. W.Virginia B. 1-4 
 4. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 5. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 6-2 
 2. Carolina K. 2-0 
 3. Mississippi B. 2-1 
 4. Charlotte 1-0 
 5. Florida Th. 1-0 
 6. Atlanta V. 0-0 
 7. Bahama PS 0-0 
 8. Ga PROWL 0-1 
 9. Columbus Life 0-3 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 10-1 
 2. N.Texas F. 6-2 
 3. Dallas G. 2-0 
 4. W.Texas W. 2-3 
 5. Texas Fuel 1-5 
 6. Texas Ch. 0-1 
 7. Houston T. 0-4 


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Round 15 review - by Eurobasket News
Bosna S. - U.Olimpija 79-76 OT
Bosna (3-12) finally celebrated and it was an over time win against the reigning Slovenian champion - Union Olimpija. Milan Milosevic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up for the hosts with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) added 20 points and 6 boards in this victory. On the other side, Olimpija (10-5) got 18 points and 5 rebounds from Gasper Vidmar (210-C/F-87, agency: Interperformances).

Zadar - Radnicki K. 86-60
Zadar destroyed Radnicki celebrating ninth victory of the season. Rok Stipcevic (188-G-86) and Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) drained 12 pts each for the hosts, while Trent Plaisted (211-F/C-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: BYU) helped with 10 pts and 5 rebs. In Radnicki (6-9), Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) collected 15 pts and 6 rebounds.

Hemofarm - Cedevita 87-71
Hemofarm was too strong for Cedevita improving its score to 9-5. Milan Macvan (205-F-89) led the hosts with 19, while Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) added 13 points for 16 minutes on the floor. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: FCM) nailed 17 pts and grabbed 7 rebounds for the guests. They dropped to 6-9.

Crvena Zvez. - FMP 87-73
Crvena Zvezda celebrated in Serbian derby against FMP getting 13 points from Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84). Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) secured good help with 10 pts. Visitors got 24 points and 8 rebounds from Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: Buck Andre). Crvena Zvezda 7-8, FMP 4-11.


Helios - Siroki Eronet 72-64
Helios celebrated valuable home win against Siroki Eronet joining FMP with 4-11 score. Dejan Delic (199-G-83) paced his team with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85) was second scorer with 14 pts. In the loosing squad (5-10), Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83, agency: Interperformances) collected 15 pts.

Cibona - Partizan 69-59
Cibona was better than Partizan in derby game remaining on top of the regional championship with 13-2 score. Visitors dropped to 10-5. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) (201-G-85) was a key player in Cibona with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Luksa Andric (210-C-85) had 16 and Marin Rozic (201-F-83) netted 12 pts. In defeat, Lawrence Roberts (205-F/C-82, college: Mississippi St.) collected 16 points and 5 boards.

Buducnost - KK Zagreb 82-73
Buducnost celebrated nice home win against Zagreb having couple of players in a game mood. Ivan Maras (208-C-86) led the way with 16, while Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) added one point less than him. Ante Tomic (217-C-87) collected 24 pts and 11 rebounds in defeat. Both teams have 9-6 score now.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  KK Zagreb
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Tomic, KK Zagreb17.9 
 2. Zizic, Cedevita17.9 
 3. Tomas, Cibona17.1 
 4. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.15.8 
 5. Videnov, Crvena Z.14.9 
 6. Sehovic, Bosna S.14.5 
 7. Delic, Helios14.1 
 8. Mason, Siroki E.14.1 
 9. Dragicevic, Crvena Z.13.4 
 10. Protic, F.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  KK Zagreb
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Tomic, KK Zagreb8.9 
 2. Maric, Partizan8.5 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.8.0 
 4. Ruzic, Zadar6.6 
 5. Raduljica, FMP6.4 
 6. Roberts, Partizan6.4 
 7. Zizic, Cedevita6.4 
 8. Zoric, KK Zagreb6.1 
 9. Marjanovic, Hemof.5.9 
 10. Golubovic, U.Olimpi.5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Mocnik, Helios6.2 
 2. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.5.4 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm4.9 
 4. Mason, Siroki E.4.8 
 5. Gordon, Cibona4.6 
 6. Anderson, Cedevita4.5 
 7. Stipcevic, Zadar4.4 
 8. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.1 
 9. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.1 
 10. Becirovic, U.Olimpi.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. McCalebb, Partizan2.8 
 2. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.3 
 3. Gordon, Cibona1.9 
 4. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.8 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar1.7 
 6. Krstic, KK Zagreb1.7 
 7. Mocnik, Helios1.7 
 8. Jagodnik, Hemofarm1.6 
 9. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
 10. Roberts, Partiz.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Slavko VRANES
  Partizan
  (229-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Vranes, Partizan1.7 
 2. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.4 
 3. Zoric, KK Zagreb1.2 
 4. Marjanovic, Hemof.0.9 
 5. Golubovic, U.Olimpija0.9 
 6. Macvan, Hemofarm0.8 
 7. Maras, Buducnost0.8 
 8. Maric, Partizan0.7 
 9. Tomic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Samardziski, F.0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Jackson, La Union20.4 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.19.8 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista17.6 
 4. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 5. Gonzalez, Quimsa16.8 
 6. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.3 
 7. Gutierrez, Penarol16.1 
 8. Williams, Olimpico.15.9 
 9. Lo Grippo, Atenas15.5 
 10. Edwards, Qui.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.13.1 
 2. Abney, Estudiantes8.6 
 3. McFarlan, Union S.8.2 
 4. Williams, Union S.8.0 
 5. Wolkowyski, Libertad.8.0 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.7 
 7. Leiva, Penarol7.5 
 8. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 9. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.3 
 10. Pelussi, Libertad.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Cequeira, Sionista5.0 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.2 
 3. Martinez, Sionista4.1 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.8 
 5. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.3 
 6. Williams, Olimpico.3.3 
 7. Franco, Estudiantes3.3 
 8. Salles, La Union3.2 
 9. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.1 
 10. Figueroa, Aten.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Frank WILLIAMS
  Olimpico LB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Williams, Olimpico.2.4 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus1.9 
 3. Funes, C.Entrer.1.9 
 4. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 5. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.7 
 6. Labaque, Obras1.6 
 7. Lopez, Quilmes MP1.6 
 8. Franco, Estudiantes1.5 
 9. Cutley, C.Entrer.1.5 
 10. Lane, C.Entrerria.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.1.6 
 2. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 3. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.1 
 5. McFarlan, Union S.1.0 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 7. Williams, Union S.1.0 
 8. Zanotti, Regatas C.0.9 
 9. Mata, Penarol0.8 
 10. Gonzalez, Quim.0.8 


Liga A week recap - by Facundo Iatzky
The first week of 2010 has passed. Atenas despite the change of coach, remains in the first position. Penarol lost a game in Comodoro but they are still up. The highlight of this week was the return of Hernan Montenegro (206-F/C-66, college: LSU). 'loco' played 4 minutes in the lost of Obras against Lanus. Hernan became in the second most veteran player to play in Liga A with 43 years. There were a lot of debuts this week too.

Best 5 round 8:
Ronald Selleaze (197-F-76, college: CSU Bakersfield) of Union
Terrell Taylor of Lanus
Juan Espil of obras
Maurice Spillers of Obras
Diego Romero of Gimnasia



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Standings
O Standings
 1. Patriots 9-4 
 2. Singapore S. 8-4 
 3. Satria Muda 8-5 
 4. Barracudas 5-7 
 5. KL Dragons 5-8 
 6. Thailand Tigers 3-10 


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  AUSTRALIA   


NBL: Round 15 review - by Eurobasket News
36ers - Perth 72-84
The top-ranked Wildcats outplayed Adelaide 36ers moving up to 13-8 score. Luke Schenscher (216-C-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgia Tech) shined in victory with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Stephen Weigh (198-G/F-87) added 13 pts. In the loosing squad (9-11), Adam Ballinger (205-F-79, college: Michigan St.) delivered 19 points.

Hawks - Breakers 83-78
The Hawks downed Breakers on January 6th getting 18 points from Rhys Martin (193-G-86, college: Nova SE). Glen Saville (197-G/F-76) scored 17 and Mat Campbell (196-F/G-76, college: Towson) added 15 points. CJ Bruton (188-G-75, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Indian Hills CC) posted 24 points in defeat. Kirk Penney (196-G-80, college: Wisconsin) followed with 14 pts, 5 rebs and 5 assists.

Perth - Breakers 76-72
Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) stepped up for the Wildcats in this game with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Stephen Weigh had 15 pts and was the last player with double-digits in scoring in this victory. Kirk Penney replied with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Breakers, who dropped to 9-12.

Crocodiles - Blaze 100-89
Victory No.12 for the Crocs (12-8), who got 22 points, 5 rebounds ad 8 assists from Corey Williams (191-G-77, college: Alabama St.). Brad Williamson (197-F/G-81) scored 17 and the winners had 4 more players with double-digits in this game. Anthony Petrie (203-F/C-83) shined for the Blaze with 26 points and 6 boards.

Tigers - Hawks 84-65
7-12 for the Tigers and 11-10 for the Hawks after this game. Julius Hodge (201-G-83, college: N.Carolina St.) was the leading player in victory with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Larry Davidson (207-C-83, college: Boise St.) collected 12 points and 10 boards for the Hawks.

Taipans - Blaze 66-79
Chris Goulding (190-G-88) top-scored for the Blaze in this victory with 19 points. Ayinde Ubaka (193-G-85, college: California) also had very important role adding 17 points and 8 boards. In defeat, Julien Mills (193-G/F-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Ball St.) shined with 24 points. Blaze 12-8, Taipans 9-13.


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Penney, Breakers21.4 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles19.1 
 3. McKee, Hawks17.9 
 4. Ballinger, 36ers17.9 
 5. Gilchrist, 36ers17.8 
 6. Bruton, Breakers16.9 
 7. Hodge, Tigers16.5 
 8. Ubaka, Blaze16.2 
 9. Redhage, Perth15.9 
 10. Worthington, T.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rolan ROBERTS
  Crocodiles
  (201-F/C-78)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Roberts, Crocodiles7.5 
 2. Holmes, 36ers7.2 
 3. Davidson, Hawks7.2 
 4. Rickert, Breakers7.0 
 5. Rychart, Taipans6.9 
 6. Worthington, Tig.6.8 
 7. Maxey, Blaze6.7 
 8. Schenscher, Perth6.6 
 9. Petrie, Blaze6.4 
 10. Redhage, Per.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hodge, Tigers6.0 
 2. McKee, Hawks4.5 
 3. Gilchrist, 36ers4.3 
 4. Ubaka, Blaze4.1 
 5. Williams, Crocodiles3.6 
 6. Bruton, Breakers3.6 
 7. Gibson, Blaze3.6 
 8. Crosswell, Tigers3.4 
 9. Boucher, Breakers3.3 
 10. Penney, Breake.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Saville, Hawks1.6 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles1.4 
 3. Martin, Perth1.4 
 4. Hodge, Tigers1.3 
 5. Jones, Taipans1.3 
 6. McKee, Hawks1.2 
 7. Robbins, Perth1.2 
 8. Bruton, Breakers1.2 
 9. Boucher, Breakers1.1 
 10. Lisch, Per.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Hodge, Tigers1.3 
 2. Penney, Breakers0.9 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles0.8 
 4. Maxey, Blaze0.7 
 5. Rickert, Breakers0.7 
 6. Redhage, Perth0.7 
 7. Worthington, Tig.0.6 
 8. Lisch, Perth0.6 
 9. Melzer, Taipans0.6 
 10. Gilchrist, 36e.0.5 


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  AUSTRIA   


Wels holds off Klosterneuburg to secure second spot! - by Stefan Prager
WBC Raiffeisen Wels finally took over in a game for the secon spot in the Austrian ABL. They faced the Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg on their home court called the Dukes Castle. It was tough game in the beginning both teams played very intense. The score was nearly tied at the end of the first quarter (20:18) Wels struggled from beyond the arc throughout the second quarter. They didn't hit a single three pointer but dominated the boards. In fact the Dukes are the best rebounding in the ABL with a little bit more than 34 boards per game. The game looked different in the second half. Wels played high level very intense defense while getting into a 17-0 run to outscore the dukes with 22:8 in the third quarter. That was enough to beat Klosterneuburg with 86-62 in the end. Wels Coach Raoul Korner talked about the best defensive performance of his team so far this season. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) lead all scores with 21 pts. while grabbing 11 rebounds which was also a game high. Davor Lamesic (205-F-83, agency: Interperformances) scored 20 pts for Wels. Ramiz Suljanovic (206-F/C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy) lead the Dukes with 17pts.

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  BAHRAIN   


Muharraq overcome Sitra challenge - by Patrick Salomon
MUHARRAQ eked out an 80-76 victory over Sitra Saturday night in the Zain Bahrain Basketball League at Zain Arena in Um Al Hassam.
Lightning-quick guard Ahmed Al Derazi sparked the victors in the fourth quarter when they managed to distance themselves from their rivals before surviving a late rally to claim their ninth win in 11 games.
They are now tied atop the league standings with defending champions Al Ahli, Manama and Al Hala, who were triumphant over Al Ettihad 92-69 in yesterdays other game.
Muharraq, coached by Patrick Stewart from the US, were otherwise sloppy in the see-saw affair, and appeared to lack the sharpness and efficiency they had displayed in earlier ties.
Al Derazi and American professional Lamond Murray scored 20 points apiece in the win. Murray played much of the contest without having to face a rival big man of his quality, as Sitra import Mohammed Idrissi from Morocco was forced to leave the game during the first quarter with an eye injury.
Sitra tried valiantly to score the upset without their star, but they came up short in the end.
Sitra, coached by Bahraini Ali Abdulghani, held a narrow 19-18 lead at the end of the first quarter before Al Derazi buried a triple starting the second to put Muharraq back in front, 21-19. Murray would then score on an alley-oop later in the period to help his team go ahead 34-30 at the interval.
Muharraqs Mohammed Hassan and Sitras Mohammed Quwayed, both good outside shooters, then traded baskets to start the second half. They continued to keep it close, with Quwayed scoring after a Hassan shot to tie the proceedings at 38-apiece.
Abdulla Ali then kept Sitra within striking distance after three quarters as he made a desperation half-court heave to beat the buzzer and bring them to within 49-52 with the last quarter to play.
With a 57-54 lead two minutes into the final canto, Al Derazi helped ease Muharraqs nerves by scoring their next 10 points in a furious individual shooting demonstration that included two long-range bombs. He gave them a 67-54 cushion, and after Hassan made it 70-56 two possessions later, Muharraq appeared to be strolling to the finish line.
Sitra, however, made them sweat it to the end. Quwayed kept them in the game with successive baskets, and then Abdulaziz Abdulbaqi brought them to with 66-74 with two minutes to play.
Quwayed continued to apply the pressure, scoring on back-to-back three-point baskets to make it 75-79 with under 10 seconds remaining. It was, however, a little too late.
Muharraqs Ebrahim Khabaaz made one of two free-throws to extend their lead to five, before Abdulbaqi was given three meaningless charity shots with no time remaining to end the contest. He made just one to peg the final score.
Hassan chipped in with 15 points for the winners, while Essa Ebrahim scored 10 before fouling out. Quwayed led Sitra with 25 points, while Abdulbaqi contributed a serviceable 18 markers.


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  BELGIUM   


D1: Round 15 review - by Eurobasket News
Leuven - Liege 97-90
Leuven crushed No.1 Liege improving to 6-7 score in Belgian top division. Kyle Spain (196-F-87, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: San Diego St.) was a key player in this victory draining 27 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. Miljan Pupovic (209-C/F-83) scored 18 and Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Michigan) added 16 points, plus 12 boards. Adrian Banks (191-G-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) and Michael Green (185-G-85, college: Towson) shined in loss with 30 and 29 pts respectively. Despite this defeat their Liege stays on top with 10-4 score.

Charleroi - Oostende 47-55
Valuable road win for Oostende, who got 11 points and 8 rebounds from Matt Lojeski. Trevor Huffman (187-G-79, agency: Duran International, college: Kent St.) followed him with 9 pts in this low-scoring game. Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU) responded with 15 points for the hosts. Oostende 7-7, Charleroi 8-5.

Verviers-Pep. - Antwerp 87-82
8th victory of the season for Pepinster (8-5), whose best players this week-end were Brandon Freeman (191-G-83, college: UALR) and Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius) with 17 points and 5 rebounds each. Brandon Gay (203-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: San Diego) drained 26 pts for Antwerp (8-6).

Gent - M.Hainaut 72-76
7-6 for Dexia Mons-Hainaut and 2-11 for Gent after this game. Kelvin Torbert (193-G-83, college: Michigan St.) stepped up for the winners with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Kevin Melson (199-F-78, college: Wright St.) was on fire in defeat with 30 pts and he grabbed 7 rebounds beside that.


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Brian GREENE
  Aalstar
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Greene, Aalstar17.7 
 2. McNeal, M.Hainaut17.5 
 3. Black, Antwerp16.9 
 4. Banks, Liege15.8 
 5. Tabu, Charleroi15.2 
 6. Beghin, Antwerp15.0 
 7. Green, Liege14.8 
 8. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.14.7 
 9. Melson, Gent14.5 
 10. Lojeski, Oosten.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Thomas, Liege9.4 
 2. Ebong, M.Hainaut8.3 
 3. Young, Leuven7.5 
 4. Randle, Gent7.3 
 5. Merriex, Aalstar6.7 
 6. Barber, Aalstar6.4 
 7. Hilliard, Verviers.6.4 
 8. Brown, Antwerp6.3 
 9. Riddick, Charleroi6.2 
 10. Pelle, Oosten.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Verviers-Pep.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Burrell, Verviers.5.2 
 2. Loubry, Gent4.7 
 3. Bosco, Gent4.6 
 4. Green, Liege4.2 
 5. McNeal, M.Hainaut4.0 
 6. Gill, Oostende3.7 
 7. Johnson, Charleroi3.2 
 8. Tabu, Charleroi3.2 
 9. Hamilton, Charleroi3.2 
 10. Wilson, Aalst.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HOPKINS
  Antwerp
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hopkins, Antwerp2.9 
 2. Thomas, Liege2.4 
 3. Broyles, Charleroi2.4 
 4. Gill, Oostende2.3 
 5. Black, Antwerp2.2 
 6. Drobnjak, Oostende2.0 
 7. Anderson, Leuven1.9 
 8. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.9 
 9. Green, Liege1.9 
 10. Greene, Aalst.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.8 
 2. Enobakhare, Ooste.0.9 
 3. Pelle, Oostende0.9 
 4. Wilkinson, Charleroi0.8 
 5. Costner, M.Hainaut0.8 
 6. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.0.8 
 7. Young, Leuven0.8 
 8. Randle, Gent0.7 
 9. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.7 
 10. Barber, Aalst.0.7 


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Universo/BRB 7-1 
 2. Ciser/Joinville 6-1 
 3. Vivo/Franca 5-2 
 4. Flamengo 4-2 
 5. CETAF 4-4 
 6. S.Jose/Vinac 3-3 
 7. Pitagoras/Minas 3-3 
 8. Londrina 3-4 
 9. Amigao/Assis 3-4 
 10. Pinheiros/Sky 3-4 
 11. Paulistano 3-4 
 12. Palmeiras/Lupo 2-5 
 13. Saldanha 2-6 
 14. GRSA/Bauru 1-6 


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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Carey and edwin evaluations - by David Edole
4th Annual Delaware Boys Basketball
Top 40 Basketball Showcase
By Curtis Watkins (Delaware Boys Basketball Editor)
LLHOOPS.COM
September 19, 2009
Goldey Beacom College
Tournament Director: Mike Nalls

Norvelle Carey 6-6 (Red Lion, DE) Big time rebounder and shot blocker who gets better each time he gets on the court. Good inside scorer.

Deon Edwin 6-2 (Red Lion, DE) Extremely talented player who is the top freshman in the state. He can score at will from the perimeter and slashes well to the basket. He is already a Division I college basketball prospect.



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  BULGARIA   


NBL: Round 11 review - by Eurobasket News
Spartak P. - Balkan 83-81
Spartak Pleven escaped with tiny 83-81 home win against Balkan improving to 4-7 score in Bulgarian top division. Alexander Dyakovski (185-G-82) and Iliya Stankov (198-F-76) were the leading players in victory with 24 and 22 points respectively. Atanas Radev (200-F-81) responded with 23 points and 8 rebounds in Balkan (5-6).

Rilski Sport - Levski 91-71
Rilski Sportist recorded its best win of the season after winning today with 20 points margin for the delight of their fans in Samokov. And the win came against no other but the leader in the standings Levski with 91-71. The hosts played their best game of the season and in the same time the visitors played their worst and there was only one outcome. The difference could have been bigger because Rilski was playing very good and at times had a lead of 26 points. At the end the players of Levski cut it to 20 but the team was nowhere near its best play. A big deficit for the team was the absence of the Bobby Fraser who is injured. Rilski Sportist dominated during the whole game and gave Levski only the second loss of the season after the one against Lukoil Academic in the opening round. Today though 'The Blues' were totally outplayed from a very mobilized team who had a great leader on the court - Lamont Jones (183-G-72, agency: Passing Lane, college: Bridgeport). 'Professor' Jones was the best player on the court as he finished with 22 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Travis Peterson (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Samford) ended up with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists as the captain Aleksandar Gruev added 14 points - all in the second half. The two best players in NBL so far Aaron Harper and Donald Cole played their worst games of the season. The top scorer in the championship Harper scored only 5 points while the power forward added 10. Zlatin Georgiev was the top scorer for the visitors with 13 points while Asen Velikov added 12. *by Valentin Anguelov


Yambol - Lukoil A. 69-75
Expected victory by Lukoil Akademik (9-2), who got 20 points from Riste Stefanov (198-G-83, agency: Interperformances). Todor Stoykov (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances) helped with 15 points and 5 boards. In Yambol (4-7), Dimitar Angelov (202-G/F-79, agency: Interperformances) netted 19 pts.

Chernomorets - Cherno More 92-98
Euroins Cherno more had to wait for year 2010 to come to record first away win this season. This happened in Burgas where the players of head coach Daniel Dimitrov defeated Chernomorets 98-92. Debut game for the winners played Dimitar Mirakovski (180-G-81, agency: Interperformances) and Gary Ware (206-F/C-83, college: Purdue). After this win Cherno more is third in the standings with the same record as Balkan - 5 wins and 6 losses, but the team from Varna has the advantage in the games between the teams. The game was very even during the whole 40 minutes and with 5 minutes to play the score was tied at 79. Then with a good minutes by Dimitar Mirakovski the visitors pulled ahead and managed to stay focused until the end and to record this win. Dimitar Mirakovski had a very good debut and finished with 31 points and 4 assists. Eric Webb (188-G-84, college: Furman) added 27 points and 8 rebounds while Krum Doychinov had 18 and 6. For Chernomorets 30 points scored Martin Durchev, Dwyane Morton added 17 as Bruce Brown finished with 16 and 7 rebounds. *by Valentin Anguelov



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Harper, Levski24.7 
 2. Durchev, Chernomo.21.0 
 3. Cole, Levski20.3 
 4. Bozov, Balkan19.8 
 5. Webb, Cherno More19.0 
 6. Brown, Chernomo.18.3 
 7. Angelov, Yambol17.1 
 8. Dimitrov, Spart.16.7 
 9. Kyosev, Cherno M.16.5 
 10. Radev, Balk.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Brown, Chernomo.9.8 
 2. Radev, Balkan8.5 
 3. Peterson, Rilski S.8.3 
 4. Kennerly, Spart.8.2 
 5. Brown, Lukoil A.8.0 
 6. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.5 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.7.1 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More6.7 
 9. Cole, Levski6.5 
 10. Bozov, Balk.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Lukoil A.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Russell, Lukoil A.5.5 
 2. Jones, Rilski Sport5.3 
 3. Webb, Cherno More5.2 
 4. Gruev, Rilski Sport4.9 
 5. Aleksiev, Chernomo.4.8 
 6. Frasor, Levski3.9 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.3.6 
 8. Velikov, Levski3.4 
 9. Dyakovski, Spart.2.9 
 10. Ostrev, Spartak.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Yambol
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Radionov, Yambol2.7 
 2. Russell, Lukoil A.2.1 
 3. Wells, Lukoil A.2.1 
 4. Lilov, Balkan2.0 
 5. Bozov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Dimitrov, Spart.1.9 
 7. Frasor, Levski1.8 
 8. Kyosev, Cherno M.1.8 
 9. Angelov, Yambol1.8 
 10. Harper, Levs.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Brown, Chernomo.1.6 
 2. Brown, Lukoil A.1.5 
 3. Earl, Yambol1.0 
 4. Radev, Balkan1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Cherno M.0.9 
 6. Gocevski, Yambol0.9 
 7. Burgess, Rilski Sport0.8 
 8. Peterson, Rilski S.0.8 
 9. Cole, Levski0.8 
 10. Veselovs, Cherno.0.7 


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  CHINA   


Yao Likely to Miss 2010 World Championship - by Arthur Volbert
Ming Yao (226-C-80) said on Monday that his foot injury would likely keep him from playing in the 2010 World Basketball Championships in Turkey, state news agency Xinhua reported and this was related on www.fiba.com .

'I'm not going to have competitive games until July. I don't think so,' Yao was quoted as saying in a webchat with leading Chinese portal www.sohu.com when asked about playing in the Worlds, which open in late August. 'Maybe it's a better chance for the young Chinese players to prove themselves,' Yao said.

It is best for Yao to not try to rush his recovery for the World Championship this year. China needs to learn how to play without Yao. The style of play in the CBA is improving, as Chinese players are becoming more proficient in the techniques of international basketball. More young Chinese players are being brought up who excel in these techniques, rather than in the style which China used to play basketball.

Once again, a two year cycle for the World Championship causes excess wear on the top international players. We should have a four-year cycle, as does soccer.



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  CROATIA   


A1, Round 10: Dubrovnik blasts No.1 Darda - by Eurobasket News
Trogir - Zabok 89-91
After a thriller of a game, Zabok managed to steal one from Trogir, beating them 89-91. Robert Lez (200-F-79) came off the bench to lead visitors with 20 points. He received help from Veljko Budimir (200-G/F-85, agency: Court Side) who added 14, as well as Ivan Tomeljak (194-G-79) and Vladimir Kuljanin (208-C-85, college: NC-Wilmington) who scored 13 points each. For Trogir not even 26 points from Toni Bizaca (202-F-82) and 22 points from Luka Zitko (201-F-81) could save hosts from defeat.

Dubrovnik - Darda 93-65
Dubrovnik had an easy job at home, beating Darda 93-65. Aleksandar Scepanovic (198-G-82) was excellent for Dubrovnik, pouring in 31 points. Filip Kruslin followed with 13, while Frano Karac added 10. For Darda, Gamma Kamaldin (203-F/C-80) had 17 points.

Svjetlost - Dubrava 97-74
Jurica Spahija (203-F/C-83) scored 25, and Domagoj Norac (186-G-82) added 17, as Svejtlost rolled over Dubrava 97-74. On the other side, Igor Maric (196-F-85) and Domagoj Basic (190-G-86) had 20 points each but they received little help from the rest of their teammates.

Kastela - KK Split 56-64
Split opened the New Year with a Round 10 victory over Kastela 56-64. Newcomer Ivan Mimica (193-G-80) led the way for winning side with 19 points. Zoran Vrkic (200-G-87) added 16, while Josip Sobin (204-G/F-89) chipped in 12 points for Split. For hosts, Ljubo Samadan (208-C/F-83) poured in 20 points.

Sibenik - Borik 92-77
Sibenik rolled over Borik 92-77 thanks to great game by Mario Filipovic (195-G-88) who scored 35 points. Petar Males (203-F-72) and Nikola Guarina were also good for hosts, finishing the game with 18 and 14 points respectively. On the other side, Mate Mrva scored 20, while Marino Jurjevic (193-G/F-84) added 18 points for Borik.


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 25
 1. Bizaca, Trogir25.0 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava21.0 
 3. Mrva, Borik19.3 
 4. Filipovic, Sibenik17.4 
 5. Spahija, Svjetlost17.0 
 6. Batina, KK Split16.6 
 7. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 8. Cosic, Svjetlost15.0 
 9. Scepanovic, Dubro.14.2 
 10. Meznaric, Dar.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost10.0 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir7.8 
 4. Ridl, Darda7.0 
 5. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 6. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.0 
 7. Krapic, Zabok6.8 
 8. Sakic, Dubrava6.6 
 9. Maric, Dubrava6.3 
 10. Sobin, KK Spl.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Sibenik
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split5.1 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok4.6 
 4. Blajic, Trogir4.5 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost4.2 
 6. Camagajevac, Darda3.9 
 7. Radic, Dubrovnik3.6 
 8. Vragovic, Dubrava3.1 
 9. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 10. Scepanovic, Dub.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Igor SUMIC
  KK Split
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Sumic, KK Split3.3 
 2. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok2.2 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost2.2 
 6. Blajic, Trogir2.0 
 7. Scepanovic, Dubro.2.0 
 8. Kaliterna, Kastela1.9 
 9. Batina, KK Split1.8 
 10. Vragovic, Dubra.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Macura, KK Split1.8 
 2. Bizaca, Trogir1.3 
 3. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 4. Kamaldin, Darda1.0 
 5. Sobin, KK Split0.8 
 6. Vladovic, Sibenik0.8 
 7. Ridl, Darda0.7 
 8. Blesic, Kastela0.6 
 9. Poscic, Trogir0.6 
 10. Radic, Kaste.0.6 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. Plzen 15-3 
 2. Chomutov 13-5 
 3. J.Hradec 13-5 
 4. Sparta Praha 13-6 
 5. Sokol Prazsky 12-7 
 6. Proton Zlin 11-4 
 7. Opava B 10-7 
 8. Liberec 10-8 
 9. Usti n/Labem 9-10 
 10. Sokol H.Kralove 7-12 
 11. Benesov 5-13 
 12. VSB Ostrava 4-15 
 13. Trutnov 3-15 
 14. Litomerice 2-17 


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  DENMARK   


Bakken Bears grab the Cup - by Eurobasket News
Bakken Bears-Svendborg 84:81
Bakken Bears grab the Cup of the country as the team celebrated in the Final last night. The Bears rolled over Svendborg 84:81 for the total success.
It was a quick start for the winners as they ensured 16-7 advantage from the very beginning. Torre Johnson (198-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) and Andreas Jacobsen looked great for the team and held the lead with the team. The Bears finished the first 10 minutes with 25:16 and looked forward to keep it for good. The Bears increased to 37:26 later in the second and kept 8-point advantage at the halftime. The teams went to the lockers as the winners had 44:36 deficit before the second half. Nothing serious happened for the Bears in the first five minutes of the third frame as they enjoyed 53:45 lead, while the bears reached 69:56 after 30 minutes. Svendborg however showed their game later in the game. The latter reduced to the minimum in the last five minutes, but could not upset the leading team. The board showed 84:81 as the final whistle brought the victory for the Bears.
Torre Marvelle Johnson top-scored for the winners with 25 points, while Andreas Jacobsen added 23. Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79, college: Oregon) followed them with 11 points. Johnell Smith (186-G-80, college: New Orleans) responded with 23 points in the losing effort. Nicolai Iversen notched 18 and Dameon Mason scored 14 points.

Bakken Bears: Torre Johnson 25 points, Andreas Jacobsen 23, Chris Christoffersen 11.
Svendborg: Johnell Smith 23 points, Nicolai Iversen 18, Dameon Mason 14 points



Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Torre JOHNSON
  Bakken
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Johnson, Bakken24.8 
 2. Kearse, SISU23.0 
 3. Smith, Svendborg22.6 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj20.7 
 5. Cavanuagh, Aalborg20.0 
 6. Johansen, Naestved19.7 
 7. Nielsen, Randers19.3 
 8. Dennis, Naestved18.6 
 9. Vance, Aalborg17.9 
 10. Proctor, Bakk.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Christoffers., Bak.11.1 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj10.7 
 3. Miskovic, Randers9.3 
 4. Johansen, Naestved9.2 
 5. Iversen, Svendborg9.2 
 6. Vance, Aalborg8.8 
 7. Cavanuagh, Aalborg7.7 
 8. Johnson, Bakken7.7 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU7.5 
 10. Kearse, SI.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Smedley, Randers6.6 
 2. Jakobsen, Bakken5.1 
 3. Bradley, Amager BK4.9 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm4.8 
 5. Darboe, Horsholm4.6 
 6. Rinkevicius, SISU4.4 
 7. Dennis, Naestved4.3 
 8. Smith, Svendborg4.2 
 9. Christensen, Amager B.3.8 
 10. Iversen, Svendbo.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 2. Proctor, Bakken2.4 
 3. Kearse, SISU2.1 
 4. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 5. Dennis, Naestved1.8 
 6. Morris, Aabyhoj1.8 
 7. Iversen, Svendborg1.7 
 8. Houguet, Aalborg1.7 
 9. Nielsen, Horsholm1.6 
 10. Sigurdsson, Aabyh.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj2.9 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.2.5 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.6 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.3 
 5. Miskovic, Randers1.3 
 6. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.3 
 7. Willis, Randers1.2 
 8. Baskauskas, Amager B.0.9 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU0.9 
 10. Hoger, Svendbo.0.8 


Basketligaen Round: 19 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Naestved - Svendborg 68-79
Svendborg started the New Year with a Round 19 victory over Naestved away. Visiting team was led to 68-79 win by Johnell Smith (186-G-80, college: New Orleans) who came of the bench to score 25 points. Niccolai Iversen (205-F-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: San Jose City JC) was also great with 17 points and 13 rebounds. For hosts, Mads Rasmussen (191-G-86) scored 15 points, while Martin Hoirup finished the game with 12.

Bakken - Randers 102-84
Bakken had an easy job at home against Randers. They dominated the game from the start on their way to 102-84 victory. Chris Nielsen (192-G/F-85, agency: Los Angeles Sports Group) with 21 and Emanuel Willis led the way for Bakken. On the other side, Torre Johnson (198-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) finished the game with 23 points for visitors.

Amager BK - SISU 68-83
SISU managed to steal one from Amager, beating them 68-83. Mychal Kearse (194-G/F-83, college: Mt.St.Mary's) had an excellent game for SISU after pouring in 25 points. Henrik Thomasen followed with 20, while Hristo Petkov (200-F-85, college: Campbellsville) added 12. For hosts, Mathias Seilund had 16 while Nerijus Brasas finished the game with 15 points.

Aabyhoj - Horsholm 77-68
Aabyhoj won at home in their matchup with Horsholm. Bobby Guyton (198-F-84, college: Carson-Newman) with 29 points and 11 rebounds has led hosts to 77-68 win. He received help from Edward Morris (203-F-84, college: Pittsburg St.) who added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Alan Madsen and Rasmus Soby who scored 10 points each. For visitors, Christian Nielsen scored 19 points.


SISU CPH close to bankruptcy - by Thomas Soltau


With a 10-6 record, SISU CPH was a big success on the court going into the Christmas break. A total of nine paid players and a new coach, paved the way for this great start to the season, and catapulted last years 7th placed team, into the top 4.

Sadly after only 4 months of the story started to take a turn, first the President of the club stepped down, and later club announced that they were missing close to 1.000.000 Danish Kroner in order to finish the 2009/2010 season.

A couple of hard weeks now seem to be over, and luckily the bankruptcy and the collapse of both of SISU CPH's Elite teams (Men and Woman) have been avoided.
SISU CPH lost youngster Daniel Bang (200-F-89), and veteran guard Jesper Sorensen , and Thomas Soltau (210-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Northwestern). The last two players agreed to buy-outs in order to save to club money, and help secure the survival.

The rest of the SISU CPH players have accepted individual paycuts to stay within the team and finish out the season in Copenhagen.



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Lance Hurdle Returns to Bakersfield - by Surujh Roopnarine
The Bakersfield Jam re-acquired rookie guard Lance Hurdle (6'2''-G-87, college: Miami, FL) on Saturday night. The 6-2 Hurdle appeared in eight games prior to being released on December 19th due to injury. In his return to action against Los Angeles, he logged four minutes off the bench as the Jam won 110-102. In nine games this season the University of Miami (FL) product is averaging 6.6 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in just under 21 minutes per. To make room on the roster, Bakersfield waived former Oklahoma center Longar Longar (6'11''-C-83, college: Oklahoma). The Jam acquired Longar in a December trade with the D-Fenders in exchange for Terrance Gamble.

Sunday's games (4) review - by Eurobasket News
Sioux Falls S. - Dakota W. 97-122
The Dakota Wizards returned to the friendly confines of the Bismarck Center to face a familiar opponent on Sunday Afternoon. Sioux Falls played their fourth game of the season at Dakota, and it was the two teams' sixth meeting overall. The home team has won each of the games played, including a Sioux Falls 133-128 overtime win on Friday night. Romel Beck's (6'8''-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) 28 points, 26 coming in the first half, led the way for Dakota. Renaldo Major (6'7''-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Fresno St.) was also a huge contributor, adding a season-high 25 points as well as four rebounds and four assists. Six Skyforce players finished in double figures in the loss. *Courtesy of www.mlntherawfeed.com

Utah F. - Albuquerque 93-95 OT
The Albuquerque Thunderbirds had just seven healthy bodies for the second game in as many days, but the team notched its fifth consecutive win with an overtime victory over the Utah Flash, 95-93, on Sunday afternoon. Antoine Agudio (6'3''-G-85) led the way for Albuquerque with 25 points. He also paced the team with nine rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Pittsnogle (6'11''-C-84, college: W.Virginia) scored 21 points for Albuquerque, all in the second half and overtime. Carlos Powell (13), Toppert (12) and Korolev (12) also scored in double figures for the T-Birds. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Rio Grande - Iowa E. 122-104
x Rio Grande Valley Vipers scored in double figures, led by Michael Harris' (6'6''-F-83, college: Rice) 29 points, as they knocked off the Eastern Conference-leading Iowa Energy 122-104 on Sunday night at Wells Fargo Arena. The win gives the Vipers a sweep of the season series with the Energy and a 4-1 record on their five-game road swing. Harris scored 25 of his 29 points in the second half and hauled in 10 rebounds for his second straight double-double since returning to the Vipers on Saturday. Rockets assignee Joey Dorsey (6'9''-F-83, college: Memphis) finished with 22 points and 10 boards, while Juilan Sensley scored 10 and brought down 11 boards as they had double-doubles as well. Jonathan Wallace and Carig Winder had huge games off the bench for RGV. Wallace was perfect from the field making all five of his shots for 13 points, while Craig Winder scored nine. Jeffers led all Energy scorers with 21 points and five rebounds. Sean Barnette and Jeff Trepagnier each added 16 points. Curtis Stinson scored 12 points, dished out seven assists and hauled in six rebounds in the loss for the Energy. *Courtesy of www.brownsvilleherald.com

Ft.Wayne MA - Erie Bay H. 70-100
The Erie BayHawks (7-12) turned the tables on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (7-11) leading from wire to wire, winning 100 - 70. Alade Aminu had a dominating double-double performance with 30 points and 15 rebounds, adding 3 blocked shots along the way. Offensively the BayHawks featured a balanced scoring attack with four players in double digits including John Bryant (6'10''-C-87, college: Santa Clara) with his tenth double-double of season with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Cedric Jackson (6'3''-G-86, college: Cleveland St.) notched 21 points on the afternoon, adding 9 assists and 7 rebounds and Mike Gansey continued his hot hand with 15 points. Ron Howard led a sluggish Fort Wayne offense with 19 points and the Mad ants struggled from the floor shooting just 31%; compared to the BayHawks 50% from the floor, including 40 % from three-point range. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com



Stats Leaders
D-League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.M. Almond, SPG 29.1
2.R.Willims, SFX 25.9
3.M. Harris, RGV, 25.8
4.S. Gaines IDA, 23.9
5.D. Farmer, RNO 23.6
Rebounds Per Game
1.D. Jones, AUS 15.3
2.J. Dorsey, RGV 13.2
3.A. Tolliver, IDA 11.4
4.J. Bryant, ERI 10.8
5.R. Kurz, FWN 10.3
Assists Per Game
1.C. Stinson, IOW 9.8
2.J. Curry, SPG 7.6
3.C. Jackson, ERI 7.3
4.C. Clinkscales, ERI 7.3
5.O. Lafayette, FWN 6.9
5.S. Gaines, IDA 6.9
Steals Per Game
1.J. Trepagnier, IWA 2.58
2.O. Greene, UTA 2.56
3.M. Baker, DAK 2.41
4. M. Charlo, RNO, 2.35
5.M. Shalur, TUL 2.29
5.S. Gaines, IDA 2.29


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Danny Tavares made his fifth double-double in points and rebounds - by Jordan Olivo
The Dominican Daniel Tavares (206-F-84, college: Cal.St.-Dominguez H.) completed his fifth double-double in the LNBP of Mexico and the Bucaneros de Campeche won 118 by 99 on Indios de la UAC-Juarez.

Danny was the second best scorer of his team with 22 points and led the Bucaneros in rebounding with 13, including 6 offensive.

Tavares pulled 18/11 from field (61%), and added 3 assists, one blocked shot and a lost ball on 35 minutes he was on court.


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News Teams Battle All-Stars come out on top! - by Justin Moore
The Metropolitan All-Stars played their first game in the EBA against the Beltway Bombers and came out with the 117-108 victory. The Metropolitan All-Stars were up as many as 26 in the first half but the lead was cut into after the bombers went on a 10-1 run to end the 3rd quarter. The Metropolitan All-Starss were led early by Derrick Hooker (5'9''-G, college: St.Peter's) and Andre Hardy (6'6''-F-86, college: Columbia Union) who scored the teams first 17out of 22 points, and the All- stars didnt not lose the led from that point on.Calvin Brown (6'9''-C-83, college: Norfolk St.) led all scores with 25 and 12 rebounds followed by a strong showing by Derrick Hooker (23pts, 4 rebounds, and 4steals) Antwon Hawkins (6'5''-G, college: District of Col.) (20pts) and Andrew Harding (5'10''-G-82, college: Glenville St.) (14)The Bombers had five players who scored in double figure paced by Steven Miles (6'2''-G-81, college: American) with 22pts, Jamaal Wise (6'5''-F-83, college: Rhode Island) 20pts, Michael Askew (6'7''-F-84, college: Virginia St.) 18pts Perry King (6'0''-G, college: St.Bonaventure) with 17pts and Kareem Collins (6'3''-G/F-80, college: New Jersey City St.) with 15pts.'Quoted Player /owner Calvin Brown ' The Metropolitan All-Stars showed great physical conditioning as the Beltway Bombers players started to cramp during the game. I like the effort that my guys showed today and I plan on us getting better as the season progress. We also showed some weak areas such free throws and the lack of focus when we got up big, but all these things can be fixed so now Im focused on the Mustangs The Metropolitan All-Stars play their first home game against the Salem Mustangs Jan 16th at new chapel Christian Academy.


Standings
EBA Standings
Capital Division
 1. Alexandria A. 3-1 
 2. Washington M. 3-1 
 3. M. All-Stars 1-0 
 4. Beltway B. 0-1 
 5. NoVa H. 0-2 
Dominion Division
 1. TH T.Blazers 3-0 
 2. Salem M. 1-1 
 3. Hampton RC 1-2 
 4. Virginia W. 0-3 
Empire Division
 1. Elmira B. 2-0 
 2. New York W. 2-0 
 3. Connecticut S. 1-1 
 4. HV Hype 0-1 
Mid Atlantic Division
 1. DE Destroyers 1-0 
 2. Garden R. 0-1 
 3. Harrisburg H. 0-1 
 4. Newark P. 0-3 


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Shammond Williams leaves Unicaja - by Eurobasket News
Unicaja and Shammond Williams (187-G-75, college: N.Carolina) decided to part ways. The 34-year-old US-Georgian guard signed for the Malaga outfit in November. Shammond Williams appeared in eleven ACB games averaging 6.2 points, 2.5 assists and 1.3 boards. In six Euroleague games the guard delivered 4.2 points, 2.0 assists and 1.2 boards per appearance.
Juan Dixon (191-G-78, college: Maryland) and Sean Singletary (183-G-85, college: Virginia) are among the possible candidates for guard spot available in Unicaja. Juan Dixon has recently left Aris in Greece. Sean Singletary has his contract with Caja Laboral expire next week.



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EuroBasket 2011 Qualifying Draw Seedings Announced - by Chris Mammides
FIBA Europe has announced the seedings for the draws of the Eurobasket 2011 and EuroBasket Women 2011 Qualifying Rounds and the Youth European Championships 2010, which will take place in Freising, Germany on Saturday, 16th January.
According to FIBA Europe regulations the seeding method for the draw is based on the results of the most recent FIBA Europe official competitions, with the last tournament being the most important.
A total of 285 teams in 20 FIBA Europe competitions will enter the draw, to be held at Freising's Marriott Hotel, near Munich and will commence at 2 p.m. local time.
Division A.


Qualifying Round

The European participants in this year's FIBA World Championship in Turkey, qualify directly for the Final Round of EuroBasket 2011:
Spain, Serbia, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Turkey, Russia, Germany and EuroBasket 2011 hosts Lithuania (articles 30 and 31 of the FIBA Europe regulations).

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Finland, F.Y.R.O.M, Georgia, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal and Ukraine will contest the EuroBasket 2011 Qualifying Round.

The 15 teams will be divided into three (3) groups of five (5) teams and will play home and away games. The teams placed first in each
group and the two best second placed teams, will qualify for the Final Round of EuroBasket 2011 directly.

The 10 teams which do not qualify will play in the Additional Qualification/Relegation Round. The first six teams according to the ranking will play in two groups of three for one spot in the Final
Round. The four last placed teams will play in one group for two Relegation spots in Division B.

The games of the Qualifying Round will be played on 2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 26th and 29th August 2010.

The Additional Qualifying/Relegation Round matches will be played in August 2011 (exact dates to be announced later).
Division A Ranking/Seedings: (according to the results of EuroBasket 2009)



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Serbian National Team U17 2010 - by Eurobasket
Aleksandar Cvetkovic 185-G-93 KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd Serbia
Nemanja Dangubic 185-G-93 Kris Kros Pancevo Serbia
Vukasin Vujovic 204-F/C-93 Partizan II Beograd Serbia
Nikola Vujovic 209-C-93 Partizan II Beograd Serbia
Nenad Miljenovic 194-G-93 FMP Zeleznik Beograd Serbia
Nikola Pavlovic 195-F/G-93 FMP II Beograd Serbia
Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin 201-F-93 FMP II Beograd Serbia
Nemanja Bezbradica 205-F/C-93 FMP II Beograd Serbia
Pavle Reljic 204-F-93 KK Masinac Krajlevo Serbia
Nemanja Krstic 198-F-93 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia
Djordje Milosevic 196-F-93 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia
Luka Mitrovic 202-F-93 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia
Marko Cirovic 204-C-93 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia
Nemanja Miskovic 203-C-93 KG 06 Kragujevac Serbia
Nikola Cvorovic 196-F-94 KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd Serbia
Mladen Djordjevic 187-G-94 Partizan II Beograd Serbia
Nikola Radicevic 195-G-94 Partizan II Beograd Serbia
Stefan Pot 94 KK Spartak Subotica Serbia
Nikola Zejak 205-C-94 BC Partizan Igokea Beograd Serbia
Luka Nikolic 201-F-94 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia



German U17 National Team 2010 - by Eurobasket
#s#
Paul Albrecht
Albrecht
Fabian Bleck
Bleck
Kalidou Diouf
Diouf
Anselm Hartmann
Hartmann
#e#4
Paul Albrecht 205-F-93 TuS Jena II Germany
Besnik Bekteshi 187-G-93 BSG Ludwigsburg Germany
Fabian Bleck 194-F-93 BBV Hagen Germany
Kalidou Diouf 198-C-94 SG Urspringschule/Schelklingen Germany
Anselm Hartmann 190-G-93 TuS Jena II Germany
Stephan Haukohl 200-F-93 SV Germering Germany
Robin Jorch 201-C-94 IBBA Berlin Germany
Jonathan Malu 192-F-93 SOBA Dragons Rhoendorf Germany
Mauricio Marin 186-G-94 IBBA Berlin Germany
Max Merz 182-G-94 Eintracht Frankfurt Germany
Malik Muller 188-F-94 Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule Germany
Bogdan Radosavljevic 212-C-93 UBC St. Polten Austria
Tim Unterluggauer 206-C-93 Bayer Giants Leverkusen Germany
Nikolaj Vukovic 187-F-93 Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt II Germany
Reserve:
David Herwig 193-G-93 ALBA Berlin Germany
Lukas Higgen 205-C-93 TSG Westerstede Germany
Josip Peric 187-G-93 ALBA Berlin Germany
Leon Tolksdorf 195-F-93 ALBA Berlin Germany
Julius Wolf 201-F/C-93 Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule Germany
Dennis Sasse 93

Frank Menz Head Coach


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KORISLIIGA: AZ Reid game MVP: 30/15 - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 25: One TV-game tonight. Vilpas, Salo hosting and Korihait, Uusikaupunki as the visitor. After 16 lead changes and nine ties Korihait shooting better,
winning the rebounds (33-40) and Arizona Reid (196-F-86, college: High Point) as the game MVP scoring 30 pts and grabbing 15 rebounds, when Korihait won by seven (78-85). Darryl Hudson (196-G-85, agency: JEMsports, college: Howard) added 15 pts. Charlie Burgess (185-G-84, college: Texas Tech) led Vilpas Vikings with 24 pts. Newcomer Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Houston) at once a double-double 19/12 in his first game in Finland. Thorpe is strong, possibly a bit out of shape, probably also the jet lag still hurting. Lawrence Hamm (198-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) (13/10) also back in Salo after a short visit to the USA. Watch out the Vikings in the near future.

Vilpas - Korihait 78-85 (42-51) (Charlie Burgess 24, Jahmar Thorpe 19/12, Lawrence Hamm 13/10 - AZ Reid 30/15, Darryl Hudson 15, Bojan Sarcevic 12).



Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 21-3 
 2. Kouvot 17-7 
 3. ToPo 16-8 
 4. LrNMKY 15-9 
 5. Honka 14-10 
 6. Korihait 13-12 
 7. KTP 12-12 
 8. Namika Lahti 11-13 
 9. Kataja 8-16 
 10. Karhu 6-18 
 11. FoKoPo 6-18 
 12. Salon Vilpas 6-19 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.4 
 2. Washington, KTP22.7 
 3. Trotter, ToPo21.6 
 4. Wood, Karhu20.8 
 5. Turner, LrNM.20.7 
 6. Belser, Honka20.3 
 7. Lowe, Pyrinto19.8 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.18.9 
 9. Reid, Korihait18.9 
 10. Elliott, Hon.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Wood, Karhu14.8 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.3 
 3. McDade, KTP12.0 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot11.1 
 5. Rouse, Namika L.10.1 
 6. Hamm, Salon Vilpas9.9 
 7. Kotti, Honka9.6 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto9.6 
 9. Smith, Karhu9.4 
 10. Clarkson, Kata.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Wood, Karhu5.4 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.4.1 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.9 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto3.7 
 5. Trotter, ToPo3.6 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.5 
 7. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.0 
 9. Elliott, Honka2.9 
 10. Ivey, Kata.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.5 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.0 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.8 
 4. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 5. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 6. Bradford, Kataja1.9 
 7. Hall, LrNM.1.9 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto1.9 
 9. Cummings, Honka1.8 
 10. Washington, K.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.9 
 2. Moye, Kouvot0.8 
 3. Clarkson, Kataja0.8 
 4. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 5. Niskanen, Karhu0.7 
 6. Neltner, Kouvot0.7 
 7. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 8. Lehtoranta, Kataja0.7 
 9. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 10. Gibson, Lr.0.6 


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ProA : Dessarzin leaves JDA Dijon - by Aurelien Hipp
Swiss coach Randoald Dessarzin leaves Dijon (ProA) this monday and will be replaced by Julien Mahe at the head of the team. Dijon has lost 9 games in a row and is now struggling to avoid ProA last places.
Randoald Dessarzin has coached Dijon for 2 and a half-season but never reach the playoffs in France. He is also known for being the coach of the Ivory Coast NT, team he led to the silver medal place. For the last game of the ProA first round, Dijon won't have an easy one, facing the leader, Le Mans.



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German U17 National Team 2010 - by Eurobasket
#s#
Paul Albrecht
Albrecht
Fabian Bleck
Bleck
Kalidou Diouf
Diouf
Anselm Hartmann
Hartmann
#e#4
Paul Albrecht 205-F-93 TuS Jena II Germany
Besnik Bekteshi 187-G-93 BSG Ludwigsburg Germany
Fabian Bleck 194-F-93 BBV Hagen Germany
Kalidou Diouf 198-C-94 SG Urspringschule/Schelklingen Germany
Anselm Hartmann 190-G-93 TuS Jena II Germany
Stephan Haukohl 200-F-93 SV Germering Germany
Robin Jorch 201-C-94 IBBA Berlin Germany
Jonathan Malu 192-F-93 SOBA Dragons Rhoendorf Germany
Mauricio Marin 186-G-94 IBBA Berlin Germany
Max Merz 182-G-94 Eintracht Frankfurt Germany
Malik Muller 188-F-94 Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule Germany
Bogdan Radosavljevic 212-C-93 UBC St. Polten Austria
Tim Unterluggauer 206-C-93 Bayer Giants Leverkusen Germany
Nikolaj Vukovic 187-F-93 Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt II Germany
Reserve:
David Herwig 193-G-93 ALBA Berlin Germany
Lukas Higgen 205-C-93 TSG Westerstede Germany
Josip Peric 187-G-93 ALBA Berlin Germany
Leon Tolksdorf 195-F-93 ALBA Berlin Germany
Julius Wolf 201-F/C-93 Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule Germany
Dennis Sasse 93

Frank Menz Head Coach


Brandon Brooks (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) Post Game Thoughts To 82-66 Win Against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Brandon Brooks (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Alabama St.) is a 22 year old 188cm guard from Montgomery, Alabama. He is a rookie and playing his first season in the BEKO BBL for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. He played at Alabama State, the last two years. In 2008-2009, he played 32 games: 13.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 6.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.2%, 3Pts: 36.9%, FT: 77.1%. He was the SWAC Regular Season Champion in 2008 and 2009. Currently, he is averaging 4,7ppg, 1,4rpg and 2,2apg. He took some time to talk to eurobasket after the win against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig..

You lost the first encounter in Bremerhaven 77-73. What did Bremerhaven learn from the first loss? What did the team want to do differently in this game?

We came in with a different mindset and just executed our offense Lou Campbell gave us a great push and they had key guys out.

Congrats on the win. Bremerhaven won 82-66 against Braunschweig and it seemed like you never were in any danger of losing. Was the win as easy as it looked?

No the game was actually pretty close then Lou caught fire and we rode the wave.


I never noticed that Rodney Buford didnt play until now. Is this a warning just how dangerous Bremerhaven is to score over 80 points without their top scorer?


Every single person on our team can score and we mainly have to focus on our individual and team defense to win.

Bremerhaven poured on the scoring in the first and fourth quarters. Why did Bremerhaven score less in the second and third quarters?


Our offense slowed up and we stopped attacking the rim and we had to find our rhythm again and get going. Not taking anything away from the Phantoms either.

How much did Bremerhaven notice the loses of Nate Fox and Michael Hicks?


They were big when they won at our place.Without those guys it seems as if there rhythm is off.

Bremerhaven shut out German National player Heiko Schaffartzik limiting him to two points on 1/7 shooting. It is already an accomplishment when he cant get off shots. How difficult was it doing this?


lol that wasnt me that was all Torrell Martin. He is our lockdown defender and he did a great job frustrating him.


How difficult was it defending Kevin Hamilton? You guys also did a good job on him.

He is very good off the pick and roll we tried to limit his touches and force him to shoot. I like his game though.


What kind of different dimension does Bremerhaven have when Jeff Gibbs and Kevin Lyde make 20 points and 18 rebounds combined?

They usually are they guys that get us going early and when they go work like that were tough to stop.

Bremerhaven last lost before Christmas and are undefeated in 2010. The team has won six of the last eight games, but could have won in Frankfurt losing by one point and could have won seven games. The only big loss was against Alba Berlin. Will the biggest hurdle be to keep all 12 players on the same page until the end of the season?

I was told its good to be a hot team coming into the second half of the season and were just trying to take it game by game. Everyone of us knows what we have to do and stay focused on the same goal.

What was the last DVD that you saw?


Friday

Thanks Brandon for the quick chat!

Thanks.



Michael Jenkins (Walter TIgers Tuebingen) Post Game Thoughts To 73-71 Victory Against The Brose Baskets Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Michael Jenkins (191-G-86, college: Winthrop)s a 22 year old 192 cm guard from Kinston, North Carolina. He played at Winthrop (NCAA) from 2004-2008. He didnt play as much his first two seasons, but got increased playing time in his junior and senior years. As a junior, he averaged 14.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.9%, 3PTConf-1 (41.5%), FT: 70.2% in 34 games. In his senior year, he played 34 games and averaged 13.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.6%, 3PTConf-6 (36.8%), FT: 71.3%: and finished his career as the 10th leading scorer in Winthrop history with 1,253 points. With Winthrop, he was the Big South Conf. Regular Season Champion in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and won the Big South Conf Tournament from 2005-2008. He was named to the Big South Conf. All-Tournament Team in 2007 and 2008. In his first professional season 2008-2009, he was drafted by the Albany Patrons of the CBA and in November 2008 signed with the Albany Patroons playing 3 games and averaging 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 47.4%, but left during the season and moved to BC Buducnost Podgorica (Bosnia-1A) in Feb 2009. This will be his first season in the BBL and he had ashort pre season chat with Eurobasket after the last second win against The Brose Baskets Bamberg.

Michael congrats on the thrilling last second win against The Brose Baskets Bamberg, It has been cold for weeks in Germany, but the arena in Tuebingen must of been cooking tonight after the win?

Thanks! Yea man the atmosphere was amazing out there last night; especially the last two minutes of the game.

The first half had two faces as Bamberg was stronger in the first quarter, but Tuebingen picked it up in the second quarter and at halftime it was 38-38. Was there a lot of difference in the strength of play from both teams or did a team have an edge at half time?


They played better in the 1st, but we came out strong in the 2nd and ended up taking the lead until Brian Roberts tied with a 3 pointer at the buzzer. It seemed that they would have more momentum to start the 3rd quarter, because of that big shot.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg were up 58-53 after three quarters. What adjustment did Tuebingen make at the start of the fourth quarter?


We didn't really make any real adjustments, because we were playing fine. We just had to get more defensive stops in a row and capitalize on their misses. We did start mixing our defenses a little too.

With Bamberg up 64-57 in a critical phase of the game, you led Tuebingen back with a 5-0 run with a bucket and three pointer which brought the team back to 62-64. Was this the turning point of the game?



Yes I feel it was. If they had scored again it would have been a 9 or 10 point game, but instead we forced 2 straight bad possessions and capitalized on both.

The last minute was really exciting and Tuebingen was trailing 69-67 and you made a three pointer to give Tuebingen the 70-69 lead. You made big shots in the fourth quarter. Could one say that you were in the zone in critical phases of the game, or have you been more in the zone in other games with your good shooting?

I wasn't really in the zone. I just hit shots that I make on a regular basis. They allowed me to get those looks at the basket and I drained them.

Describe the last play where Romeo Travis won the game. Was this a play designed for him or was it just getting the ball to the first open guy as only 7 second were left on the clock?


No it wasn't a set play. We just lined up in the same formation as the previous play and was just going to try to get open. Romeo ended up running to the basket and Bane just threw the perfect pass wiht 7,6 seconds left. It was a great precision pass by Bane and great focus by Romeo to catch and shoot it all in one motion!

You were right about Predrag Suput being dangerous, but did you expect that Robert Garrett would be so strong?


We knew Robert Garrett was a strong defender and could shoot it well from the three point line. We gave him open looks and he made us pay for it.

Tuebingen showed a total team effort as many guys like Kenny Wiliams and Dane Watts stepped up. Was Watts one of the key figures in getting stability under the boards.


Yes we've been playing well as a team lately and we did it again. Kenny and Dane were both huge for us. Kenny made some huge buckets down the stretch and Dane was a monster on the boards.

Many spoke about Tuebingen fighting to stay in the league, but now after a four game winning streak, the team is at position six. What does the team have to do now to keep this positive record going?


We just have to continue to play hard, smart, and as a team.

What was the last DVD that you saw?


Haven't watched a DVD lately but the last movie I watched was 2012.

Thanks Michael for chat. Good luck next weekend against Phoenix Hagen.

Thanks



A Buzzer Beater Moment With Michael Jordan (Phoenix Hagen) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
32 year old Michael Jordan (183-G-77, college: Pennsylvania) is a 183cm guard from Philadelphia. He played at the University of Pennsylvania graduating in 2000. His first two years found him jumping around leagues in France and Spain before he found a new home in Germany with TSV Quackenbruck. In the 2002-2003 season, he helped lead Quackenbruck into the BBL with exceptional stats in 30 games, 21.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 6.9 apg. He helped turn The Artland Dragons into a playoff team in the 2004-2005 season as they lost the BBL Quarterfinal playoff series to The Opel Skyliners in five games. That season he averaged in 34 games: 11.1ppg, 3.4rpg, Ast-1 (6.4apg), 1.3spg, 2.6bpg, 2FGP: 52.5%, 3FGP: 31.3%. The enxt season, he was released by The Artland Drgaons, but went to Rhein Energie Cologne and won the BBL championship in 2006 averaging in 33 games: 9.8ppg, 2.3rpg, Assists-4 (4.1apg), 1.0spg, 2FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 52.2%. The next season, he went to Italy and played at Cantu where he eld the league in assists and averaged in 37 games: 13.8ppg, 2.7rpg, Assists-1 (5.2apg), 2.0spg, 2FGP: 54.6%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 74.0%. The next season, he played in Belgium for Charleroi averaging in15 games: 9.5ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.6apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 90.0%;. He had injury problems and finished the season in Greece with PAOK. Last season after a very short stay in Israel, he played a few months in Bamberg before going to the Cologne 99ers averaging 10,5ppg, 2,4rpg and leading the BBL in assists with 6,2apg. At the age of 32, MJ can still compete with the best. This season, he is playing for Phoenix Hagen and led the team to a three game winning streak in his first three games. He spoke after his buzzer beater winning shot against The Giessen 46ers.

MJ, congrats on that thrilling win against The Giessen 46ers with a buzzer beater to win 68-65. Was that your first game winning type buzzer beater in Germany?

Miles, to be honest it might have been my 1st buzzer beater in Germany. I'm normally making the assist ya know. I've hit a few in other places and have hit shots to send games into OT.

How many game winning shots have you made outside of Germany that you can recall?

I can't remember how many exactly. I remember hitting the game winner in my 1st game with Cantu beating Treviso at the buzzer with a 3 pointer.

You guys were up big 39-28. What were you guys doing on defense to limit Giessen to only 28 points?

We limited their transition points and made them try to execute in the half-court. Also our wing players played great defense on their wings and the help defense was pretty decent.

I saw your game winning shot on you tube. Explain the last play and was the play really intended for you to take the last shot?


We were gonna take the last shot and the play was designed for me to create and either shoot it or find someone.

You had only taken three shots the whole game. You must have had a lot of confidence to take this shot plus it wasnt an easy one from top of the key with a defender there and off the dribble?


Well, I had turned the ball over on our previous two possessions (I think I was fouled but thats another story) so I wanted to make up for those mistakes. Actually, a shot from the top of the key is one of the easier shots to make and I have been hitting the hesitation pull up from that spot for years. I knew the guy was goning play me for the drive since I had only taken three shots all game and I know what the scouting reports say. Just because I don't shoot a lot, doesn't mean I can't shoot. I think people forget that.

You guys contained David Teague well limiting him to five points on 2/11 shooting. What was your impression of him?


We had a defensive scheme and we followed. everyone that guarded him made him take tough shots and the help was where it needed to be. It was a total team effort. I have seen video on him and the guy can score.

You seem to be the savior in Hagen. A three game winning streak and great team play. Are you enjoying the attention in the city and what has been your nicest experience in your short stay so far?


I'm no savior Miles. I'm just helping these guys out a bit with a little leadership and experience. These young guys are hungry and can go. I just have to get them in the best position to do what they do and try to make the game easier for them. I would say the coolest thing would be winning and my teammates. A good group of guys.

You going to make it four in a row in Oldenburg?

Oldenburg is a good team and has lots of good players. It's going to be a great challenge for us to win up there no doubt.. We aren't traveling up there to lose or for some type of moral victory though. We want to win!!!!

The Colts and Saints have lost two straight games. How do you see the NFL Playoffs and never underestimate The New England Patriots.


My Broncos choked and missed the playoffs. I could care less who wins it. Would like to see my city get it done, but I doubt they will. Wes Welker is out, the Pats may be gone quickly

What was the last DVD that you saw?


Good question... hmmmmm... Stumped me.. I can't remember son son.

Thanks MJ for the chat! Good luck in the next games.
Thanks.



Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 3. Oliver, Goettingen17.0 
 4. Burns, ratiopharm16.3 
 5. Jenkins, Walter T.15.2 
 6. Copeland, TBB Trier15.1 
 7. Rochestie, Goett.14.8 
 8. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.7 
 9. Suput, Brose B.14.6 
 10. Griffin, Phoeni.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris ENSMINGER
  Telekom B.
  (209-C-73)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Ensminger, Telek.8.7 
 2. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.7 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers8.3 
 4. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.8 
 5. Doliboa, Dt.7.1 
 6. Archibong, Duesseld.6.9 
 7. Oliver, Goettingen6.6 
 8. Burns, ratiopharm6.5 
 9. Travis, Walter Tigers6.3 
 10. Allen,.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.4 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.6.2 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.5.4 
 4. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.1 
 5. Reese, Dt.4.9 
 6. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.4.1 
 7. Foster, EWE B.3.9 
 8. Moore, Pad.Baskets3.8 
 9. Wright, ALBA3.8 
 10. Gamqrelidze, M.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.3 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.2.0 
 3. Foster, EWE B.1.7 
 4. Bernard, MBC1.6 
 5. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.6 
 6. Martin, Bremerha.1.5 
 7. Ross, Art.Dragons1.5 
 8. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 9. Jenkins, ALBA1.4 
 10. Ratkovica, Walter.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ruben BOUMTJE
  EWE Baskets
  (212-C-78)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Boumtje, EWE B.1.4 
 2. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.4 
 3. Turek, Phoenix .1.4 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.1.3 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 6. Bryant, ratiopharm1.2 
 7. Visser, EnBW L.1.1 
 8. Flomo, Telekom B.1.0 
 9. Chaney, EnBW L.0.9 
 10. Barrett, Pad.Ba.0.9 


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Div.B Standing
B Standings
 1. Panelefsiniakos 10-2 
 2. Periko/Arhel. 10-2 
 3. MENT 9-3 
 4. Lavrio 9-3 
 5. AEK/Pegasus 9-3 
 6. Panerythraik. 9-3 
 7. Apollon 6-6 
 8. Doukas 6-6 
 9. Apollon Kal. 6-6 
 10. Aias Evosmou 6-6 
 11. Keravnos Aigio 3-9 
 12. Mantoulidis 3-9 
 13. Agia Paras. 3-9 
 14. Komotini 3-9 
 15. Anagennisi 2-10 
 16. M.Alexandros 1-11 


Division B - Week 12: Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
Panerythraikos - Lavrio 79-70
An amazing victory succeeded by coach Houhoulis team after a great fourth quarter where Phillip Hopson (195-G/F-74, college: Barton County CC) and his team-mates outscored the visiting site of Coach Serelis with 22-9. The key players of Lavrio team were far and away than their physical strengths and the score is 100% fair as during the most crucial quarter there was only one team in the court.
Quarters: 25-18, 42-47, 57-61, 79-70.
Panarythraikos: Phillip Hopson 24, Papadopoulos 13, Kontoudis 10 and Kalianiotis 12.
Lavrio: Psileas 16 and Giannakopoulos 13

Anagennisi Floga Pierikos Arhelaos 55-63
Another road win took place in Anagennisis home court and its future is not really clear as coach Baxevanis team is among the top favorite teams to relegate in the Third division, on the other hand, Coach Galanis team seems to be among the strongest and most steady teams of the league and with an amazing duet like Nemanja Cuk (208-C-74) and Rodostoglou is among the teams to offer some spectacular basketball theme too.
Quarters:17-24, 33-39, 49-53, 55-63.
Anagennisi: Galanidis 16, Georgoulas 17, Karipidis 12
Pierikos: Nemanja Cuk 23, Rodostoglou 19.

M. Alexandros - Doukas 74-76
A lost chance to fight for its survival took place in North Hellas where the home team of Coach Karadimos lost the game at the end and the team of Doukas added another one road win which could characterized vital at the end of the day. The home team was much better in the first three quarters but the experience of Papoulidis and Kakkavas at the end helped the team of Coach Giannopoulos to succeed another one victory.
Quarters: 24-9, 42-36, 60-56, 74-76.
M. Alexandros: Dimas 17, Giannis Maltesios (205-C-85) 22, Kigmetoglou 14
Doukas: Magitombe 16, Papoulidis 20

Keravnos Aigiou AEK Argous 79-50
A great home win was succeeded by Coach Zontos team who played simply and only with 8 players against AEK Argous. Kyriakidis, Christos Samourelis (204-F-84), Georgaros, Gramatikos and Ekine helped their team to grab a vital victory and a great difference for the second round.
Quarters: 23-15, 43-29, 58-40, 79-50.
Keravnos Aigiou: Kyriakidis 19, Christos Samourelis 18, Georgaros 16
AEK Argous: Vrynas 16

AIAS Evosmou - Panelefsiniakos 44-44 and in OT 46-52
A game for a Guinness book of records as after 45 minutes the two teams were able to score just 98 points!! With the home team being able to score just one basket in five minutes
Quarters: 12-15, 23-24, 32-28, 44-44, and in OT 46-52.
AIAS: Filiousis 14, Pashalis Voultsidis (200-F-81) 15
Panelefsiakos: Prokos 14.

Agia Paraskevi - Mantoulidis 72-68
A Derby took place in Agia Paraskevi court where the Greek American Gregory Ktistou (186-G-79, college: Carthage) in his top performing game helped his team to add two vital points in its record in the path towards the survival. Mantoulidis lost the chance to succeed a road win due to luck of experience from its key players.
Quarters: 15-18, 37-36, 55-50, and 72-68.
Agia Paraskevi: Gregory Ktistou 15, Hatzikostis 12, Mougios 16
Mantoulidis: Katsivelis 17, Pallis 13.

Apollon Kalamarias - MENT 64-67
A great road win took place in Kalamaria where coach Zafiroudis team grabbed the victory at the end upon out coming Coahc Korfas team with 26-17.
Quarters: 10-18, 26-31, 47-41, 64-67.
Apollon Kalamarias: Nanis 23, Thymnios 10.
MENT: Athanasiadis 15, Michalis Tanakidis (192-G-85) 15

Apollon Patras Komotini 81-69
A great game from the trio, Nikoloudis, Jelic and Koronidis gave the victory to the home team while Tsakonitis in his top performing game this season couldnt help the visitng site of Coach Hatzinikolaou.
Quarters: 14-11, 38-24, 58-40, 81-69.
Apollon Patras: Trainos 11, Nikoloudis 16, Koronidis 15, Milan Sagias (208-C-77) 12 points and 20 rebounds.
Komotini: Tsakonitis 20, Dinas 10



Div.B Stats Leaders
Greek B Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Rodostoglou, Pier. 18.8
2 Hopson, Paner. 17.2
3 Cuk, Pierikos, 16.33
4 Melas, Doukas 16.5
5 Giannakop. Lavrio 14.3
6 Papoulidis, Douka 13.7
6 Filiousis, AIAS 13.1
7 Veskoukis, Apol.P.12.9
8 Psileas, Lavrio. 12.8
9 Theos, Panelefs. 12.7
10 Koronides Apoll.P 12.1
Rebounds Per Game
1 Cuk, PArhelaos 7.4
1 Jelic, Apollon P 7.4
2 Theos, Panelefs. 6.2
2 Papoulidis, Doukas 6.2
4 Papadopoulo, Pan. 5.8
4 Gamouras, AKalam.5.8
6 Maltesios, MAlex. 5.7
7 Kyriakidis, KAigiou 5.6
Assists Per Game
1 Koronides, APatras 3.6
2 Filiousis, AIAS 3.4
2 Kothras, AFloga 3.4
4 Trantas, Mantoul. 3.2
4 Katsivelis, Mantou. 3.2
6 Hatzikostis, AParas. 3
7 Giannakopoul, Lav. 2.8
Steals Per Game
1 Rodostogl, PArhel. 2.6
2 Hopson of Paneryt. 2.5
5 Melas, Doukas 2
6 Sfeikos, MENT 2
7 Gavanopoulos, AEK 2
Blocks Per Game
1. Jelic, Apoll. Patras 2
2. Cuk, Pierikos 1.7
3. Papadopoulos 1.5
4. Hopson 1.4
5. Psileas 1.3


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Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan27.4 
 2. Dabney, Hamar25.4 
 3. Valdimarsson, Ham.23.8 
 4. Smith, Fjolnir22.9 
 5. Zdravevski, Stjar.21.9 
 6. Caird, FSU21.4 
 7. Burton, Snaefell21.3 
 8. Vilbergsson, Grind.21.3 
 9. Baeringsson, Snaefell20.5 
 10. Birgisson, Tindasto.20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell14.8 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir11.9 
 3. Helgason, Stjarnan11.1 
 4. Clark, Keflavik10.8 
 5. Caldwell, Breidablik10.5 
 6. Caird, FSU10.2 
 7. Stefansson, UMFN9.7 
 8. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.9.5 
 9. Daanish, Tindastoll9.4 
 10. Davis, Breidabl.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sean BURTON
  Snaefell
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Burton, Snaefell7.3 
 2. Steinarsson, Fjolnir6.6 
 3. Inge, KR6.0 
 4. Jonsson, Grindavik6.0 
 5. Shouse, Stjarnan5.6 
 6. Dabney, Hamar4.9 
 7. Giovacchini, Tinda.4.8 
 8. Gunnarsson, UMFN4.5 
 9. Palsson, Hamar4.3 
 10. Vilhjalmsson, Kef.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  KR
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Inge, KR3.5 
 2. Birmingham, Grindavik3.0 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan2.6 
 4. Dabney, Hamar2.5 
 5. Palsson, Hamar2.3 
 6. Clark, Keflavik2.3 
 7. Gunnarsson, UMFN2.3 
 8. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.2 
 9. Baeringsson, Snaefell2.2 
 10. Vilbergsson, Gri.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Fjolnir
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.3 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.0 
 3. Stefansson, UMFN1.7 
 4. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.6 
 5. Clark, Keflavik1.6 
 6. Magnusson, KR1.5 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.5 
 8. Daanish, Tindastoll1.4 
 9. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.1.3 
 10. Caldwell, Breidabl.1.3 


Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. UMFN 9-2 
 2. KR 9-2 
 3. Stjarnan 9-2 
 4. Keflavik 9-3 
 5. Grindavik 8-4 
 6. Snaefell 8-4 
 7. IR 5-6 
 8. Hamar 4-8 
 9. Tindastoll 4-8 
 10. Fjolnir 2-9 
 11. Breidablik 2-10 
 12. FSU 0-11 


Pall Axel Vilbergsson 54 points - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Pall Axel Vilbergsson (197-F/G-78) was really hot last night in the game between Grindavik & Tindastoll which Grindavik won124-85
Vilbergsson scored 54 pts. 8/11 from 2 point & 10/18 from three point shot in only 35 minutes. Darrell Flake also had fine game for the winner 24 pts. For Tindastoll Svavar Birgisson 20 pts.
Hamar lost at home to Snaefell 86-98 Andre Dabney had another good game for home team 38 pts. For Snaefell Sean Burton 28. Jon Olafur Jonsson 23 + 13 rebs. Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 18
Breidablik gave Keflavik hard time for 35 minutes then they gave it away. Final score 75-83.
Jonathan Schmidt 17 Jeremy Caldwell 16 for Breidablik.Draelon Burns 27 . Sigurdur Thorsteinson 17 for Keflavik.


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Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 8-4 
 2. Belfast Star 6-5 
 3. DCU Saints 5-4 
 4. UCD Marian 3-8 
 5. Ulster Elks 1-8 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 11-1 
 2. UCC Demons 7-2 
 3. Neptune 6-4 
 4. Moycullen 3-8 
 5. Hoops 2-8 


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Cinderella Barak Netanya advances along with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Eshet Tours Bnei Hasharon, and Ironi El Dan Ashkelon: - by Ryan Lexer
Cinderella story Barak Netanya advances to the semi final round of the Israeli Cup, the first time in 22 years. They will be joined by Bnei Ha Sharon, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Ashkelon

Barak Netanya 92 - 'Altshuler Shaham' Gilboa / Galil 82

Netanya came out of the gate with guns blazing. They smoked Gilboa in the first quarter with a 30-15 lead. The domination continued into the 2nd quarter and halftime leading 58-36. Gilboa finally woke up and came to life in the 3rd quarter nearly turning the tables on Netanya with a 19:0 run and cutting the lead to 61-64 and finishing the 3rd with 61-66. Pinnock found his rhythm in the 4th and scored 9 pts out of his 19 for the game for Netanya. Eran Asanti and Tony Washam help put the visitors away. The team celebrated a much deserved upset win.

Netanya: Tony Washam 23 (8 as), Danilo Pinnock 19, Marco Kilingsworth, Tony Younger, Robert Torah Art 11 as, Lior Hachmon 10, Eran Asanti 4, Shmulik Brenner 3 (13 assists)

Gilboa / Galil: Guy Mekel 20 (5 assists), Brian Randle 15 (10 as), Jeremy Fargo 11 Goni Izraeli, Elishay Kadir 10 (8 as), Dagan Yivzuri 8, DIon Dowell 5, Isaiah Swan 2.

'Eshet Tours' Bnei Hasharon 76 - Ironi Nahariya 71

After 2 years of absence from the Israeli Cup semi finals, Bnei Sharon is back thanks to the direction provided by Dan Shamir, who is looking for his 3rd Cup in 4 years.

Paul Delaney was destined to dash Coach Shamirs hopes with a very strong 24 points for the game. Bnei Sharon found themselves down three quarters of the game. Erez Katz and Ron Steele never gave up and contributed great minutes to the team. Surely feeling disappointed to let this game slip away, Coach Yaakov Jino and crew can now concentrate on improving for the second round of the Premier league and playoffs.

Bnei Hasharon: Cookie Belcher 19, Sean James 11 (13 rebounds, 4 offensive), Sam Clancy and Ron Steele 10 points, Ogonna Onyekwe 9, 8 Erez Katz, Ori Yitzhaki 6, Dori Assaf 2 , Ben Rice 1

Nahariya: Paul Delaney 24 (9-14 from the field), Sean Taggert 14, Lamar Greer 13, 10 Oded Shaashoua, Barak Peleg 5, Daniel Gor Arie 3, Lior Segev 2, also played Vladi Irmishin, Jeron Roberts and Or Eitan

Beko Hapoel Holon 64 - Ironi 'El Dan' Ashkelon 71

What a tough challenge for coach Miki Dorsman to come back to the head coaching position at Hapoel Holon, only to face in his first game back, the player that won the Israeli Cup for Hapoel Holon just the previous year.

Brian Tolbert seems to be built for the Israeli Cup. He single handedly dismantled Haifa in previous rounds, and tonight he scored 19 points to bring Askelon to their first Semi Finals appearance in team history.

Holon led 13-12 after eight minutes but Moran Roth came alive with five straight points and gave Askelon a 17-13 lead at the end of the first. Holon started the second quarter strong but 2 consecutive threes by Tolbert sparked a 16:0 run giving Ashkelon a 33-17 lead. The second half was not much different. Holon could not catch up until the last few minutes but by then it was a little too late.

Ashkelon: Brian Tolbert and Corry Carr 19, Moran Roth 12, Jimmy Baxter 8, Omar Snid 7, Brooks Silas 4, Avis Wyatt 2

Holon: Devin Mitchell 14, John Thomas 11 (14 rebs), Yoni Nir 11 (8 rebounds), Lior Lifshitz 11, Sean Daniel 10, Noam Matalon 3, Titus Ivory Niv Berkowitz 2

Hapoel Afula 81 - Maccabi Electra Tel - Aviv 95

Pini Gershon has felt the sting of losing the Israeli Cup in recent years and he is intent on not repeating the feeling. Maccabi only led by 4 at the end of the 1st quarter, but by halftime they had found a comfortable 14 point cushion. The second half proved to be not much of a difference from the first. Maccabi held on to the double digit lead for the remainder of the game.

Maccabi: David Bluthenthal 18, Doron Perkins 15 (6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 Tusk '), Raviv Limonad, Alan Anderson and Chuck Adison 12, Andrew Wisniewski 9 (6 rebounds), Guy Pnini 8, Stephon Esme 6 (7 rebounds), Dior Fischer 2, Yaniv Green 1

Afula: Dionta Christmas 17, Nizan Hanochi16 (5 assists), Justin Dentmon15, Jermaine Hall, 11, Nir Cohen 9 (8 rebounds), Jay McKee 7, Jacob Jaacks and Avi Nanikashvili 3, played Uri Cohen Mintz Gur Porat.



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  ITALY   


A Dilettanti Weekend Results - by Armando Caporaso
Group A

In the Round 17 win the firsts 3 in standing: Fortitudo Bologna exceeds Trieste for 81-72 with a partial of 25-9 in the last quarter. Alessandro Cittadini (207-C/F-79) closes with 23 points, 10/13 at shoot and 3 blocks. Silvio Gigena (200-F-75) catches 9 rebounds and adds 14 points while Alejandro Muro (187-G-74, agency: Players Group) signs 21 points with only 3 points shoots (7/11!). For the visitors 25 points of Ivan Scarponi (196-G-86) (with 7/8 by 3) and 22 for Marco Spanghero (185-G-91). Forli' wins against Omegna with the result of 81-63 and remains on top with Fortitudo (record 14-2). Excellent offensive performance of Matteo Frassineti (195-G/F-87) with 27 points and 10/14 at shoot. 9 points and 5 assists for the center Massimo Farioli (202-F/C-77, agency: Interperformances). Innocenzo Ferraro (200-F/C-82) is too alone for Paffoni with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Ozzano wins the big match of the day on the court of Brescia (69-72) and confirms the third place in standing. Best scorer of the winners is Roberto Prandin (188-G-86) with 22 points and 9/11 at shoot. Good job for Riccardo Perego (203-F/C-81) with 20 points and 5 steals and for Giacomo Sanguinetti (180-G-90), starts by the bench, with 14 points in 18 minutes. Massimo Rezzano (204-F/C-82) try to lead the comeback of Brescia with 23 points and 8 rebounds but is too few. Osimo exceeds Verona for 73-69 thanks Andrea Vitale (199-G/F-82) that signs 24 points with 11/16 at shoot. Andrea Gennari (208-F/C-84) closes with only 8 points but 10 rebounds like Andrea Barsanti (189-G-86, agency: Interperformances) that signs 8 points with many errors but adds 7 steals, 10 fouls suffered and 6 assists. The other matches:

Nobili Castelletto - Bitumcalor Trento 69-71 (E.Rotondo 20 pts, F.Facenda 8 reb, M.Ferri 5 ass & 5 stl)
Siram Fidenza - Co.Mark Treviglio 83-80 (D.Reati 21 pts, N.Lorenzetto 8 reb, L.Furlanetto 4 ass)
Agricola Montecatini - GardaCartiere Riva 81-77 (M.Carrizo 26 pts, D.Cristelli 11 reb, D.Parente 6 stl)

Group B

After 15 matches third defeat for Sigma Barcellona, 69-68 at Matera. Not enough Ariel Svoboda (192-G-85, agency: Players Group) with 20 points in 25 minutes for the leaders of group B, exceed by Bawer thanks the performances of Fulvio Candido (208-C-83, agency: Interperformances), with 13 points and 7 rebounds, and of the 'rookie' Davide Bonora (186-G-73): the ex player of Martos Napoli signs only 3 points but distributes 7 assists! Ostuni wins against Agrigento for 72-59 and reduces the detachment from the peak at only 2 points. Andrea Pilotti (196-F/G-80, agency: Players Group) closes with 20 points, Domenico Morena (210-F/C-70) signs 9 points and catches 10 rebounds and Nicola Basanisi (184-G-76) contributes with 19 points and 5/10 by 3. For the defeated 12 points and 8 rebounds of Paolo Rotondo (204-F/C-89, agency: Players Group) and 10 points and 4 steals of Marco Cardillo (196-F-85). Another defeat for Ferentino, at Ruvo for 93-86. Double-double of Valerio Circosta (188-G-87) with 16 points, 10 assists but 4/12 by 3, 19 points and a perfect 12/12 at free throw for Mauro Bonaiuti (192-G-78), 15 points and 7 rebounds for the georgian Nika Metreveli (212-C/F-91, agency: Interperformances), starts by the bench. For the winners six players with more than 10 points but the best are Giancarlo Palombita (188-G-79), best scorer of the team with 18 points, and Davide Zambon (203-F-78, college: American), MVP with 15 points, 14 rebounds (5 offensive), 5 steals, 9 fouls suffered and 40 of ranking. Important victory of Palestrina, that reachs the third place, against Trapani for 84-77. 20 points of Filippo Alessandri (190-G-89, agency: Interperformances) (but 6 turnovers), 17 points and 3 steals for Emiliano Benini (204-F-77, agency: Players Group). Marco Evangelisti (198-G-84) closes with 28 points and 10/17 at shoot for Trapani; 15 points and 8 rebounds of Walter Santarossa (200-F-78). The other results:

Consum.it Siena - Publisys Potenza 60-53 (G.Antrops 18 pts, G.Cuccarolo 10 reb, M.Portannese 5 ass)
Liomatic Perugia - CentroAutoFord Molfetta 82-57 (M.Pazzi 19 pts, 12 reb & 5 stl, M.Caroldi 5 ass)

Mazzeo S.Severo - NuoveFrontiere S.Antimo 78-61 (M.Gizzi 20 pts, N.Rizzitiello 7 reb, C.Cantone 3 stl)


Serie A, Top Players of Week 13 - by Stefano Pini
MVP
Luke Jackson (201-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Oregon) Carife Ferrara 30 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals
Carife Ferrara is ready to begin a new season. They added Sharrod Ford (206-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Clemson) They will add an important euro-pointguard (Sani Becirovic (195-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) is the hottest name). But, at Treviso, Giorgio Valli 's team demostrated that they are not 'waiting for Godot' but they are ready to struggle and Luke Jackson played his best game in Serie A

Best Italian Player
Giuseppe Poeta (190-G-85) Banca Tercas Teramo 15 points, 7 assists
Banca Tercas won 6 of last 7 games. They are not having a shining season, but they can suffer, fight and win ofter... Giuseppe Poeta is one of the best assist man of the league, demostrating, once again, that he can be a leader of a playoff-team.

Best Euro Player
Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79), Montepaschi Siena 22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals in 22'
He is really in shape, was on the court during Siena's 'perfect storm' in the 2nd quarter, attacking by the post with intensity.

Honorable Mentions
Massimo Bulleri (188-G-77) Armani Jeans Milano 7 points in last 31' against Biella
Michel Morandais (197-G/F-79, college: Colorado) Cimberio Varese 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks
David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) Canadian Solar Bologna 15 points, 8 rebounds
Greg Brunner (201-F-83, college: Iowa), Sigma Coatings Montegranaro, 18 points 9 rebounds
Eric Williams (206-C-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest), Scavolini Pesaro 18 points 10 rebounds
Goran Jurak (203-F/C-77) Banca Tercas Teramo19 points 3 rebounds 2 assists 3 steals


John McMillen - by Interperformances
Interperformances regrets to announce the passing away of long time esteemed colleague John McMillen. John has been Director of Scouting, Visual Aids and Special Events and before that was regarded as one of the top international basketball coaches. John previously served as coach of the Chilean National Team and coached successfully with Fortitudo Bologna, Caserta, Rimini, Rieti, St Petersburg of the ULEB and other European Clubs. John is survived by his wife Lella, daughter Margot and son Michael. John will be greatly missed by all of us at Interperformances and those who were fortunate to know John throughout his career.


Standings - B1
A dilettanti Standings
Group A
 1. Forli 14-2 
 2. Fortitudo BO 14-2 
 3. Ozzano 13-3 
 4. Brescia 11-5 
 5. Treviglio 9-7 
 6. Trento 9-7 
 7. Omegna 8-8 
 8. Tezenis Verona 8-8 
 9. Montecatini 7-8 
 10. Osimo 6-10 
 11. Castelletto 5-10 
 12. Fidenza 5-11 
 13. Trieste 5-11 
 14. Riva del Garda 4-12 
 15. Jesolo S.Dona 0-14 
Group B
 1. Barcellona 12-3 
 2. Ostuni 11-4 
 3. Ferentino 9-6 
 4. San Severo 9-6 
 5. Comsum.it SI 9-6 
 6. Palestrina 9-6 
 7. Perugia 8-7 
 8. Trapani 8-7 
 9. S.Antimo 7-8 
 10. Matera 7-8 
 11. Agrigento 6-9 
 12. Ruvo 6-9 
 13. Molfetta 2-13 
 14. Potenza 2-13 


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Tulsa shoots its way past Houston - by Leonard Whyte
Houston, TX (01-11-2010): Center Jerome Jordan scored 19 points and swatted away four shots as University of Tulsa won its first road game of the season defeating University of Houston 86-80 last night. Tulsa 12-3 overall and 2-0 in Conference USA, shot a blistering 67.5 percent from the field on 27-of-40 shooting from the field while holding Houston 37.5 percent as the Cougars missed 45 of its 72 shots. Tulsa won despite committing 20 turnovers, but succeeded in limiting the nations leading scorer, Aubrey Coleman, to 25 points, most of which came from the free throw line where he went 14-of-15. The Hurricanes will remain on the road where they will face Southern Methodist University (SMU) on Wednesday night in Dallas, Texas. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EST.

Louisville remains unbeaten in Big East with victory over St. John's - by Leonard Whyte
Louisville, KY (01-11-2010): University of Louisville got nine points and 11 rebounds from sophomore forward Samardo Samuels as the Cardinals defeated St. John's University 75-68 on Saturday afternoon to run their record in the Big East Conference to 3-0 and 12-4 overall. Louisville battled back from a 32-28 halftime deficit after shooting only 33 percent in the first half, thanks to a 12-1 run midway through the second half. St. John's mounted a late rally but could get no closer than seven points. The winners face a big test tonight when they host Villanova University at 7:00 p.m. EST. in a game to be broadcasted nationally on ESPN.

Valpo drops heartbreaker at Wright State - by Leonard Whyte
Dayton, OH (01-11-2010): Despite a season-best 12 points from guard Michael Rogers, Valparaiso University lost a heartbreaker to Wright State University 59-57 last night in Horizon League action. Valpo led 57-48 with 7:09 to play but Wright State scored the final 11 points to close out the game, including the winning basket with just 4.7 seconds left to shock the visitors. Rogers connected on 4-of-6 attempts from behind the arc as Valpo dropped to 1-4 in the conference and 6-11 overall on the season. They return to the court on Thursday to host Youngstown State at 7:05 p.m. EST.

KWC repels Drurys late charge then takes out Missouri S&T - by Leonard Whyte
Rolla, MO (01-11-2010): Thirteenth-ranked Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC) dominated No. 18 Drury University throughout, taking a 30-point lead with 10 minutes to play on its way to a 79-67 win in a Great Lakes Valley Conference encounter last Friday. Forward Andree Wilson just missed posting a double-double as he ended with 11 points and nine rebounds for KWC who won its 15th straight game to improve to 15-1 overall. Drury came with a late charge near the end but the deficit proved too much to overcome as KWC moved to 4-0 in conference play. Then last night KWC defeated Missouri S&T University 71-60 after trailing 33-29 at halftime in a game that saw the lead changing hand numerous times. Wilson finished with 11 points as KWC remains unbeaten in the GLVC at 5-0.

Cedarville returns to winning ways against Urbana - by Leonard Whyte
Cedarville, OH (01-11-2010): Captain Ricardo Alliman proved to be more than a handful for the Urbana University defense on Saturday night as the 6 7 center/forward scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help NAIA Division II No. 8 Cedarville University return to winning ways with a convincing 97-75 non-conference victory. After dropping both games in the recent Northwood Invitational Tournament, the Yellow Jackets rebounded behind Alliman who sank 9-of-18 shots from the field and 3-of-3 from the line in 28 minutes of play. Cedarville shot 56 percent from the field and connected on 9-of-16 three-pointers in one of its better shooting performances this season. Another Jamaican, forward Christopher Walker, chipped-in with 11 points as Cedarville improved to 9-5.

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BJ League Round: 15 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Kyoto Hannaryz - Saitama Bron. 78-75
Kyoto Hannaryz is 7-15 defeating Saitama Broncos 78:75. Josh Bostic (196-F-87, college: Findlay (OH)) exploded with 36 points and 13 rebounds, while Kawabe Taizon posted 18. Jointer Mario ended up with 28 points in the losing case.

Osaka Evessa - Okinawa GK 77-88
Osaka Evessa was beaten by Okinawa GK 77:88 as the latter improved to 18-6 record. George Leach (210-C-81, college: Indiana) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and 17 boards and Sugawara Yosuke added 25. Murry Nile ended up with 15 points in defeat.

Osaka Evessa - Okinawa GK 78-74
Osaka Evessa cruised past Okinawa GK 78:74 on January 9th. Washington Lynn chipped in 25 points and Murry Nile added 21. George Leach finished the night with 24 points and 15 rebounds in defeat.

Niigata Albirex - Tokyo Apache 58-70
Niigata Albirex lost to Tokyo Apache 58:70 as the latter improved to 6-14 record. Julius Ashby (205-F/C-82, college: Colorado) and Aoki Cohey paced all the winners with 19 points each, while Sparks Rasheed added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Levett Tyrone finished the night with 16 points in the losing effort.

Hamamatsu P. - Shiga Lakestars 63-67
Hamamatsu sensationally lost to Shiga Lakestars 63:67 to drop to 18-4 record. Masashi Joho (183-G-82) and Hamilton Gary paced all the winners with 13 points each. Wilson Limar delivered 22 points in the losing effort.

Niigata Albirex - Tokyo Apache 75-68
Niigata Albirex rolled over Tokyo Apache 75:68 as Levett Tyrone was responsible with 25 points. Butorac Paul added 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Takeno Akitomo notched 8. Chappell Michael and Julius Ashby delivered 15 points apiece in defeat.

Hamamatsu P. - Shiga Lakestars 97-87
Hamamatsu beat Shiga Lakestars 97:87 in the first appearance. William Knight (196-F/G-79, college: UCLA) poured in 34 points and White Wendell followed him with 28. Hamilton Gary finished the night with 24 points and 11 caroms for Shiga.

Kyoto Hannaryz - Saitama Bron. 63-75
Kyoto Hannaryz lost to Saitama Broncos 63:75 as Kitamuki Yuki had 16 points. Jointer Mario poured in 11 points and Shishito Haruhito posted 10. Josh Bostic finsihed the night with 19 points and 8 boards in dafeat.

Sendai 89ers - Oita H.Devils 81-68
Sendai 89ers edged Oita H.Devils 81:68 as Kenichi Takahashi (181-G-80) stepped up with 24 points and Pomare Leonardo added 13 points. Woods Ricky responded with 24 points and 12 rebounds for Oita Heat.

Sendai 89ers - Oita H.Devils 72-75
Sendai 89ers were beaten by Oita H.Devils 72:75 as Michael Bell (206-F-82, college: Florida Atlantic) stepped up with 25 points and 13 rebounds, while Woods Ricky collected 21 points and 11 boards.



Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 18-4 
 2. Sendai 89ers 14-10 
 3. Niigata Albirex 11-11 
 4. Saitama Bron. 10-12 
 5. Toyama Grouses 9-11 
 6. Tokyo Apache 6-14 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 18-6 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 16-10 
 3. Shiga Lakestars 13-13 
 4. Osaka Evessa 11-13 
 5. Oita H.Devils 9-15 
 6. Takamatsu FA 8-16 
 7. Kyoto Hannaryz 7-15 


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Dubai 21st Friendly Tournament Schedule - by Omar Shafaamri

Here is the First Round Schedule of Dubai 21st Friendly Tournament from (14-24 January) :

14/1/210
'A'- Mahram Vs Gezira '12:00 GMT'
'A'- UAE Vs Riyadi '15:00 GMT'
'B'- Jalaa Vs Smart Gilas '17:00 GMT'

15/1/2010

'B'- Zain Vs Nassr '13:00 GMT'
'A'- Gezira Vs Wehda '15:00 GMT'
'B'- Champville Vs Smart Gilas '17:00 GMT'

16/1/2010
'A'- UAE Vs Wehda '13:00 GMT'
'A'- Riyadi Vs Gezira '15:00 GMT'
'B' Jalaa Vs Nassr '17:00 GMT'

17/1/2010
'B'- Zain Vs Smart Gilas '13:00 GMT'
'B'- Jalaa Vs Champville '15:00 GMT'
'A'- Wehda Vs Mahram '17:00 GMT'

18/1/2010
'A'- UAE Vs Mahram '11:00 GMT'
'B'- Nassr Vs Smart Gilas '13:00 GMT'
'A'- Riyadi Vs Wehda '15:00 GMT'
'B'- Zain Vs Champville '17:00 GMT'

19/1/2010
'B'- Nassr Vs Champville '11:00 GMT'
'A'- UAE Vs Gezira '13:00 GMT'
'A'- Riyadi Vs Mahram '15:00 GMT'
'B'- Jalaa Vs Zain '17:00 GMT'
** Thanks to Jalaa_Syria for providing us with the above schedule .


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Standings - LBAL
LBL D2 Standings
 1. Turiba 11-3 
 2. BS Ogre 10-5 
 3. Ventspils Aug. 10-5 
 4. Saldus 9-6 
 5. Barons/Ridzene 8-7 
 6. DSN Riga 7-7 
 7. Livani 2-12 
 8. ASK/Buki 2-14 


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Standings - Division A
Div.A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 7-0 
 2. Champville 4-2 
 3. Moutahed 4-2 
 4. Hoops 4-3 
 5. Sagesse 2-4 
 6. Anibal 2-4 
 7. Kahraba 1-4 
 8. Antranik 1-6 
 9. Blue Stars 0-0 
 10. Tebnine 0-0 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  Champville
  (197-F-79)
  Avg: 35
 1. El Khatib, Champville35.0 
 2. Battles, Kahraba26.0 
 3. Colson, Antranik25.5 
 4. Abed El Nour, Al Ri.24.0 
 5. Johnson, Al Riyadi22.3 
 6. Clemons, Hoops22.1 
 7. McLean, Antranik22.0 
 8. Luca, Anibal21.2 
 9. Christensen, Mouta.18.8 
 10. Phillips, Sages.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm BATTLES
  Kahraba
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 14
 1. Battles, Kahraba14.0 
 2. McLean, Antranik12.5 
 3. Luca, Anibal12.0 
 4. Giles, Al Riyadi11.1 
 5. Charles, Champville10.7 
 6. Danielson, Champville9.0 
 7. Samaha, Sagesse8.8 
 8. Slaughter, Anibal8.7 
 9. Christensen, Mouta.7.8 
 10. Zakaria, Kahra.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ali MAHMOUD
  Al Riyadi
  (182-G-83)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi8.8 
 2. Colson, Antranik7.5 
 3. Clemons, Hoops7.4 
 4. Slaughter, Anibal5.5 
 5. Ghattas, Sagesse5.0 
 6. Akl, Al Riyadi4.6 
 7. Johnson, Al Riyadi4.5 
 8. Ibrahim, Moutahed3.7 
 9. El Khatib, Champville3.5 
 10. Sarkis, Champvil.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Enique CLEMONS
  Hoops
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Clemons, Hoops3.9 
 2. Byrd, Hoops3.1 
 3. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi3.0 
 4. El Khatib, Champville2.5 
 5. Slaughter, Anibal2.5 
 6. El Nar, Kahraba2.3 
 7. Hakim, Kahraba2.3 
 8. Martinez, Champville2.2 
 9. Christensen, Mouta.2.2 
 10. Phillips, Sages.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Christien CHARLES
  Champville
  (213-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Charles, Champville3.2 
 2. Giles, Al Riyadi3.0 
 3. Battles, Kahraba3.0 
 4. Byrd, Hoops2.9 
 5. Hamdar, Hoops1.8 
 6. Vogel, Al Riyadi1.3 
 7. Danielson, Champville1.0 
 8. Daoud, Anibal1.0 
 9. Bou Abboud, Sagesse1.0 
 10. Fakhreddine, Al.0.8 


Division A: Round 8 review - by Eurobasket News
Al Riyadi - Sagesse 97-72
Al Riyadi blasted Sagesse remaining the only undefeated team after 8 rounds in Lebanese top division. Nate Johnson (199-F-77, college: Louisville) stepped up for the hosts with 21 points, Chester Jarell Giles (211-F/C-85, college: Oregon St.) had 17 pts and 12 boards, wile Joseph Vogel (211-C-73, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Colorado St.) added 16 points and 9 boards. In Sagesse (2-4), Roy Samaha (205-F/C-84, agency: Pro Management Agency) shined with 22 points and 10 rebs.

Anibal - Champville 73-78
4-2 for Champville and 2-4 for Anibal after this game. Fadi El Khatib (197-F-79, agency: Pro Management Agency) was totally the best player in victory draining 41 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. Gregory Danielson (206-C-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Drake) was the last one with double-digits (10 pts). On the other side, Ersid Ljuca (208-C-81) collected 27 pts and 17 boards.

Kahraba - Antranik 75-83
Alexander McLean (203-F-85, agency: Strategic Sports) drained 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds pacing his Antranik to first victory of the season. Sean Colson (182-G-75, agency: GOTathletes, college: Charlotte) scored 21 and handed out 11 assists beside that. Kahraba (1-4) got monster double-double from Malcolm Battles (205-F/C-79, college: N.Mexico), 32 points and 17 rebounds.



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Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.5 
 3. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.18.8 
 4. Ruikis, Suduva18.0 
 5. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 6. Sirvydis, Sakalai16.5 
 7. Gailius, Siauliai15.9 
 8. Bjelica, Lietuvos.15.7 
 9. Kelys, Perlas15.6 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakal.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 2. Dimsa, Nevezis7.9 
 3. Tatarunas, Alytus A.7.7 
 4. Vilkius, Neptunas7.5 
 5. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai7.2 
 7. Morkeliunas, Juven.7.2 
 8. Watson, Zalgiris6.9 
 9. Griskenas, Techasas6.6 
 10. Adomaitis, Alytus.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Broadus, Suduva6.6 
 2. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.4 
 3. Low, Siauliai6.2 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietuv.5.5 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.9 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Maceina, Rudupis4.4 
 8. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.3 
 9. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.4.3 
 10. Jomantas, Liet.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vidas GINEVICIUS
  Lietuvos Rytas
  (193-G-78)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ginevicius, Lietuv.3.3 
 2. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.3.0 
 3. Salenga, Zalgiris2.6 
 4. Pakamanis, Juven.2.3 
 5. Lipkevicius, Aisciai2.3 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 7. Vileita, Rudupis2.2 
 8. Ezerskis, Techasas2.2 
 9. Low, Siauliai2.1 
 10. Kelys, Perl.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.6 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 4. Begic, Zalgiris1.4 
 5. Zyle, Aisciai1.2 
 6. Grinius, Nevezis1.2 
 7. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.2 
 8. Valukonis, Aisciai1.2 
 9. Dimsa, Nevezis1.1 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakal.1.1 


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Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 30
 1. Kennedy, Residence30.0 
 2. Largent, Racing28.1 
 3. Crawford, Soleuvre26.6 
 4. Muller, T7124.2 
 5. McDaniel, BBC N.24.0 
 6. Walters, Musel Pikes23.9 
 7. Delgado, Etzella23.0 
 8. Scott, Etzella21.3 
 9. Smith, Sparta20.2 
 10. Schumacher, T.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Gary, Contern14.6 
 2. McDaniel, BBC N.14.1 
 3. Scott, Etzella13.0 
 4. Walters, Musel Pikes11.6 
 5. Kennedy, Residence11.4 
 6. Crawford, Soleuvre11.1 
 7. DePree, Amicale11.0 
 8. Grant, Sparta10.6 
 9. Stephens, T7110.5 
 10. Muller, T.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Amicale
  (199-F/C-83)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. DePree, Amicale4.5 
 2. Schartz, Amicale4.1 
 3. Becker, Contern3.6 
 4. Largent, Racing3.5 
 5. Schwartz, Musel P.3.2 
 6. Schumacher, T713.2 
 7. Smith, Sparta3.1 
 8. Schmit, Musel Pikes3.0 
 9. Delgado, Etzella2.9 
 10. Pires, Raci.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Amicale
  (199-F/C-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. DePree, Amicale3.5 
 2. Scott, Etzella2.9 
 3. Schartz, Amicale2.8 
 4. Jones, Amicale2.4 
 5. Delgado, Etzella2.3 
 6. Stephens, T712.0 
 7. Delgado, Etzella2.0 
 8. Jeitz, Contern1.9 
 9. Smith, Sparta1.8 
 10. Schumacher, T.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nelson DELGADO
  Etzella
  (188-G/F-80)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Delgado, Etzella1.1 
 2. Largent, Racing0.9 
 3. Hoffmann, Etzella0.8 
 4. Wojnowski, Musel P.0.7 
 5. Walters, Musel Pikes0.7 
 6. Scott, Etzella0.7 
 7. Engel, Sparta0.7 
 8. Crawford, Soleuvre0.6 
 9. Kuhlmann, BBC N.0.6 
 10. Ribeiro, BBC Nit.0.5 


Brandon leads Contern past Residence for road win to remain in 2nd place in DBBL!!! - by Alex Meyers
Saturday, January 9, 2010

Residence 67 - Contern 70


Walferdange, Luxembourg
Contern improved to 11-3 to remain in 2nd place in the DBBL with a three point win away from home last Saturday. Brandon Gary (202-F-83, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Hutchinson CC) led the Contern team with a 28 point 15 rebound double-double (3 blocked shots). Ken Diederich added 16 points to help his team`s cause. Thierry Abdiu had a great game or Residence with 26 points followed by Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) and his 22 points (9 rebounds). Marco Leschek added 11. Residence (4-10) has nearly no chance to make the playoffs with the loss as Musel Pikes are looking good for the 6th spot in the DBBL race. Residence will face Amicale in Steinsel on Friday, the 15th of January and will host Racing on Sunday, the 17th of January. For Contern, it Friday night at home vs. Musel Pikes and Sunday also at home against Amicale.

Residence: 25 field goals, 9 three pointers, 8 for 10 fre throws, 23 rebounds, 15 fouls and 10 turnovers
Kennedy 22, Abdiu 26, Koster 2, F. Mangen 0, Leschek 11, also S. Mangen 6 and Ludwig 0
Contern: 25 field goals, 1 thre pointer, 19 for 22 free throws, 30 rebounds, 10 fouls and 6 turnovers
Brandon 28, Becker 5, Jeitz 9, Diederich 16, Braun 4, also Torres Dos Santos 0, Majerus 2, and Bissener 0

Score by quarters: 1st Q 21-12, 2nd Q 12-23, 3rd Q 14-12, 4th Q 20-23, Final 67-70
130 Spectators



Doug Marty new head coach for Sparta! Sparta starts new year with big bang win over arch-rival Etzella!! - by Alex Meyers
Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bertrange, Luxembourg

Sparta 76 -Etzella 62

Dougl Marty is back in Luxembourg. This time as the head coach of Sparta. He brings a new attitude, a new philosophy and lots of motivation for a team that needed just those things to turn around a season turmoil and struggle. Sparta gets the win and dumps Etzella ,ending their winning streak and put themselves in a position to fight for a top spot in the DBBL race with the next two games at Soleuvre and at BBC Nitia. Nelson DelGado tried to play hero for Etzella with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Dustin Scott (203-F/C-85, college: Charleston) was held to 14 points while grabbing 13 rebounds. Tim Giver added 10 points. Sparta had a balanced night in scoring with Phil Grant (202-G/F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Iona) topping them off with a 21 point, 11 rebound double-double. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) added 17 points and Patrick Arbaut 16. The match was quite close all the way with Sparta taking over down the stretch to seal the win.

Sparta: 30 field goals, 5 three pointers, 11 for 15 free throws, 39 rebounds, 15 fouls and 13 turnovers
Smith 17, Grant 21, Hublart 6, Arbaut 16, Buzasi 8, also Wolzfeld 8, Wagner 0 and Weiler 0
Etzella: 22 field goals, 4 three pointers, 14 for 17 free throws, 37 rebounds, 22 fouls and 11 turnovers
N. DelGado 26, J. DelGado 7, Scott 14, Giver 10, Albaladejo 5, also Ittenbach 0, Benseghir 0 and Hoffmann 0

Fouled out: 40` Buzasi (S), 32` AlBaladejo (E)

Score by quarters: 1st Q 20-19, 2nd Q 13-14, 3rd Q 21-17, 4th Q 22-12, Final 76-62
470 Spectators



Cold 3rd Quarter Spells Defeat for Amicale! T71 wins to remain in 3rd place! - by Alex Meyers
Satruday, January 9, 2010

Amicale 66 - T 71 67

Steinsel, Luxembourg
T71 held Amicale to seven 3rd quarter points and it cost the home team the game. Four T71 players reached double figures for T71 with Frank Muller leading the way with a 16/10 double-double. Martin Rajniak and Tom Schumacher added 15 points each. Denell Stephens (192-G-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Slippery Rock) had 13 points, 9 rebounds, a blocked shot and 4 steals. Amicale`s Travis DePree (199-F/C-83, college: Albion) topped the match in scoring with 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Raul Birenbaum added 11 and Christian Schartz 10. Ater the first half, it looked like Amicale would get a win up 41-24 at intermission. T71 stepped it up on defense and Amicale fell apart in the 3rd quarter. T71 took control of the game the entire second half and hung on for the one point road victory. Amicale (10-4) will host Residence on Friday, the 15th of January and will face Contern on Sunday, the 17th. T71 (10-4) will host BBC Nitia on Friday, the 15th and will travel to Remich to face Musel Pikes on Sunday, the 17th of January.

Amicale: 24 field goals, 5 three pointers, 13 for 22 free trows, 32 rbounds, 18 fouls and 20 turnovers
Birenbaum 11, DePree 23, Schartz 10, Zianveni 6 Haan 7, also Rausch 0 and Jones 9
T 71: 25 field goals, 1 three pointer, 16 for 24 free throws, 28 rebounds, 17 fouls and 21 turnovers
Muller 16, Rajniak 15, T. Schumacher 15, Stephens 13, Ruffato 6, also Schmit 0, Laures o and Abreu 2

Score by quarters: 1st Q 25-13, 2nd Q 16-11, 3rd Q 7-18, 4th Q 18-25, Final 66-67
350 Spectators


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LNBP: Round 36 review - by Eurobasket News
Pioneros - Lobos Grises 111-100
Pioneros were better than Lobos Grises 111-100 thanks to 27 points scored by Ricardo Melendez (180-G-83) and 22 points by LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands). On the other side, Jovan Harris had 34 points.

Halc.Xalapa - Lechugueros 94-65
Halcones Xalapa had an easy job at home, beating Lechugueros 94-65. Hosts were led by Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) with 18 points, while Dontae Jones (202-F-75, college: Mississippi St.) added 17. For visitors, Ryan Moss had 16 points.

Halc.Rojos - Abejas 112-76
Halcones Rojos rolled over Abejas 112-76 behind 17 points by Daimon Gooner (198-F-80, college: SE Missouri St.). Alonso Izaguirre (200-G/F-76) added 16, while Lawrence Hill chipped in 14. For visitors, Marcus Moore had 24 points while Mattis McHugh added 19 to go along 18 rebounds.

Indios - Bucaneros 99-118
In a high scoring matchup Bucaneros recorded 118-99 win over Indios. John Millsap (198-F-82, college: UTSA) led the way with 23 points while Daniel Tavares (206-F-84, agency: Passing Lane, college: Cal.St.-Dominguez H.) recorded double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. William Funn and Michael Nunes were also great for visitors, finishing the game with 19 and 17 points respectively. On the other side, Samuel Bowie (198-F/G-75, college: SE Louisiana) led the scoreboard with 42 points, while Silas Mills (200-F-72, college: Utah St.) added 27.

Fuerza Regia - Halc.Cordoba 81-90
Halcones Cordoba went to Fuerza Regia and came away with 81-90 win. Visitors were led by Mike Smith (201-G/F-76, college: La-Monroe) who scored 21 points. Blake Walker (196-G/F-82, college: Portland St.) added 14, while Sergio Sanchez chipped in 13 points. On the other side Joseph Tyronzic had 22 points while Noah Brown added 19.

Toros - Angeles 94-76
Toros had an easy job at home against Angeles, winning the game 94-76. Wilfredo Pagan (184-G-76, agency: Paris Global Sports) led the rout with 28 points while Lonnie Vazquez added 16. For the visitors not even 22 points by Luis Bethelmy and 20 points by Christopher Moore were enough to avoid defeat.

Bucaneros - Indios 92-81
Bucaneros won their game against Indios 2nd time as well, this time winning 92-81. Mekeli Wesley (206-F-79, college: BYU) had double-double of 27 points and 11 boards, while John Milsap added 25. For Indios, Silas Mills poured in 35 points.

Soles - Libertadores 82-69
Soles had an easy job at home, beating Libertadores 82-69. Dejuan Wheat (183-G-73, college: Louisville) and Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) led the way for host with 18 and 17 points respectively. On the other side, Manuel Gonzales had 15, while Jermaine Johnson and Luis McCullough added 13 points each.

Cosmos - Huracanes 124-101
In a game where defense was not anyone's priority, Cosmos was better than Hurricanes 124-101. Jerome Habel (208-F-85, college: San Diego St.) led the way for Cosmos with 30 points, while Derek Thomas (193-F-84, college: Appalachian St.) and Francisco Rasio added 27 and 24 points respectively. On the other side, Roland Lamont poured in 26 and Robert Hornsby added 25 points for the visitors.

Pilares - Barreteros 77-108
Kenya Capers (194-F-73, college: Houston) poured in 29 and Glenn Stokes (170-G-76, college: American) and Ja Ja Richards added 15 and 14 points respectively as Barreteros won their matchup with Pilares 77-108. For hosts, Eric Martin had 22 while Shane Thorson added 20 points.

Potros - Panteras 97-84
Potros was better than Panteras at home, winning the macthup 97-84. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, college: Newberry) led the way for hosts with 33 points while Terrance Thomas (198-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Baylor) added 26. On the other side, Panteras got 20 point effort from Thiago Labbate, while Devon Ford and Marcos Chavez added 17 points apiece.



Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Xalapa 29-6 
 2. Halc.Rojos 28-6 
 3. Soles 26-9 
 4. Pioneros 26-9 
 5. Toros 26-10 
 6. Halc.Cordoba 26-11 
 7. Lobos Grises 24-12 
 8. Bucaneros 19-17 
 9. Panteras 19-17 
 10. Lechugueros 18-18 
 11. Abejas 16-20 
 12. Angeles 16-20 
 13. Fuerza Regia 15-20 
 14. Barreteros 15-21 
 15. Potros 15-21 
 16. Huracanes 12-24 
 17. Libertadores 10-26 
 18. Indios 8-27 
 19. Cosmos 7-28 
 20. Pilares 1-33 


Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros25.1 
 2. Monroe, Potros24.7 
 3. Moore, Abejas24.0 
 4. Habel, Cosmos22.2 
 5. Thomas, Potros22.0 
 6. Capers, Barreteros21.7 
 7. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 8. Bowie, Indios21.6 
 9. Hickerson, Pioneros21.5 
 10. Martin, Pilar.21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mattis MCHUGH
  Abejas
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. McHugh, Abejas11.6 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Allen, Pioneros10.9 
 4. Jackson, Angeles10.6 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 6. Berghoefer, Potros10.0 
 7. Mills, Indios9.2 
 8. Moss, Lechugueros9.2 
 9. Garcia, Pioneros9.1 
 10. Eneas, Bucaner.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.5 
 2. Stokes, Barreteros5.5 
 3. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.5 
 4. Brown, Fuerza R.5.3 
 5. Malpica, Cosmos5.3 
 6. lee, Indios4.6 
 7. Hollyfield, Barre.4.4 
 8. Roque, Toros4.4 
 9. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.2 
 10. Beltran, Libert.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (--)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.1 
 2. Beltran, Libertad.2.9 
 3. Moore, Abejas2.6 
 4. Hollyfield, Barre.2.4 
 5. Lewis, Soles2.4 
 6. Malpica, Cosmos2.3 
 7. Funn, Bucaneros2.2 
 8. Gooner, Halc.Rojos2.2 
 9. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.1 
 10. Monroe, Potr.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 3. Arceneaux, Lechugue.1.0 
 4. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 5. lee, Indios0.9 
 6. Thomas, Cosmos0.8 
 7. Cox, Angeles0.8 
 8. McHugh, Abejas0.8 
 9. Moore, Abejas0.8 
 10. McCullough, Libe.0.8 


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Milan Stojanovic inks for ABS - by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball Club ABS Primroje from Herceg Novi member of MNT1A league and DELFI SMG Basketball announce that ex basketball player of Basketball Club Primorje Milan Stojanovic (191-F/G-83) singed contract until end of season with Basketball Club ABS Primroje from H.Novi.Before Basketball Club Promorje Milan Stojanovic play for Basketball Club ABS Primorje from H.Novi in season 2007-2008.In fist half of basketball season 2009-20010 for Basketball Club Ulcinj in MNT1A League Milan Stojanovic played 8 games : (101 points) 12.6ppg, 2.2aspg , 2.3rpg, 2spg


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  NAIA   


Tougaloo rallies in second half to defeat Gold Rush - by Richard
Frederick Griffin had 17 points and 13 rebounds Saturday to rally NAIA No. 20 Tougaloo to a 63-50 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Xavier (LA).
The Bulldogs (10-1 overall, 2-0 GCAC) outscored the Gold Rush 30-13 in the final 11:04 and made 11-of-12 free throws in the final 2 minutes to earn their eighth consecutive victory.
Walter Howard Iii (6'1''-G) added 15 points for Tougaloo, and Keith Fisher scored nine of his 14 in the final 1:45.
Cordell Hadnot (6'7''-F) scored 16 points, 12 in the second half, for Xavier (9-5, 0-2) and Ryan DeRousselle had 14.
Hadnot made two free throws with 11:25 remaining to give Xavier its biggest lead, 37-33, but Howard scored seven points during a 12-2 burst which put Tougaloo ahead to stay. Griffin's 3-pointer from the top of the key at 9:42 made it 40-37.
The Rush missed 8-of-14 free throws in the final 10 minutes.
Xavier trailed 11-0 after four minutes, but DeRousselle and Hadnot combined for 11 points to give the Rush a 16-13 lead at 8:45 of the first half. Tougaloo responded with an 8-0 run and led 23-22 at halftime.
Xavier shot 41.5 percent from the floor and limited Tougaloo to 35.3 percent. The Bulldogs, the defending GCAC regular-season champion, entered the game averaging nearly 97 points.
The loss was Xavier's third in a row and second in three days against a ranked NAIA opponent. The Rush lost 79-77 Thursday at No. 6 LSU-Shreveport in the GCAC opener.
Both teams will play GCAC opponents at home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Xavier will play Spring Hill, and Tougaloo will play Mobile.
source: Xavier (LA)


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  NBA   


Nets waive Sean, keep Shawne, get Kris in deal with Mavericks - by Eurobasket News
The Nets have decided to kick the tires on Shawne Williams (6'9''-F/C-86, college: Memphis) and want to give the troubled forward a look so they are going to keep him after they finalized their trade with Dallas today. Virtually every report said the Nets intended to waive both Williams guys.

'Talented player, good size, good all-around player,' team president Rod Thorn said of the 6-9 forward who had a marijuana arrest in Indiana and was told to stay away by the Mavs. 'We're going to take a look at him.'

This came in the wake of them dealing Eduardo Najera and a trade exception to the Mavs for Kris Humphries (6'9''-F-85, college: Minnesota) and Shawne Williams, who also was a college teammate of Chris Douglas-Roberts at Memphis. That deal was completed this morning along with the Nets waiving Sean Williams (6'10''-F-86, college: Boston Coll.), the 2007 first round pick, who never worked out here.

'Maybe it was us. Now we'll find out,' said Thorn who predicted some 'major deals' league-wide and noted the Nets will continue looking around trying to improve -- yes, they are talking, he said.

In Humphries, the Nets get a big who never really captivated in either Utah, Toronto or Dallas, despite the apparent skill set. Thorn sees time with the Nets as a backup four or five for Humphries.

Thorn also noted that those projected deals could include some of the top level free agents. And, without saying anything that could be construed as tampering, he noted 'if you make a deal for an expiring free agent of the major variety, youd have to feel your chances were very good to re-sign that player.'


Courtesy of www.nypost.com


Hornets trade Hilton Armstrong to Kings, save money - by Eurobasket News
The Sacramento Kings today acquired the services of center-forward Hilton Armstrong (6'10''-C/F-84, college: Connecticut) in a trade with the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for a conditional 2016 second round pick and cash considerations, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.

Were looking forward to having Hilton join the team, explained Petrie. He gives us an athletic player who can play the four and five positions. We think he can come in and contribute and were looking forward to watching him play.

Armstrong, who is currently in his fourth NBA season, is averaging 2.8 points (.380 FGs, .464 FTs) and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Hornets through 18 outings. He has amassed career averages of 3.6 points (.513 FGs, .605 FTs) and 2.7 rebounds per game through 209 contests.

Selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by New Orleans, Armstrong enjoyed a four-year career at the University of Connecticut and was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.


Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Michael Redd out for season with torn ACL/MCL - by Eurobasket News
Although things werent looking to hot for Michael Redd (6'6''-G-79, college: Ohio St.) last week, things just got a whole lot worse. According to The Journal Sentinel, a basketball source has confirmed that Redd suffered a torn ACL and torn MCL in his left knee on Sunday night in Los Angeles, sidelining him for the rest of the season.

There is some hope though Bucks fans. The injury is the same one that Redd suffered almost a year ago, but on his left knee, so he knows exactly what he needs to do to get back on the court. With one year remaining on his deal (a player option worth $18 million that Redd would be a fool not to exercise), its going to be a long offseason for the vet.

If this wasnt a sign that the Bucks are no longer Redds team, then I dont know what is. Now Milwaukee will have no choice but to build around Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut. After next season, the only players besides them that will be under contract are Ersan Ilyasova, Charlie Bell and Jodie Meeks. Its likely that Redd wont return past next season to the only team hes ever played for at least for the kind of money he was making before so the Bucks will have some flexibility as they build around their core.


Courtesy of www.dimemag.com


Sunday's games (6) review - by Eurobasket News
Boston C. - Toronto R. 114-107
Rajon Rondo (6'1''-G-86, college: Kentucky) had 22 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds while Rasheed Wallace (6'10''-F/C-75, college: N.Carolina) scored a season-high 29 points and the Celtics beat Toronto 114-107 on Sunday for their seventh straight win over the Raptors. Three players followed them with 16 points each. In Toronto, Chris Bosh shined with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

N.Orleans H. - Washington W. 115-110
Chris Paul (6'0''-G-85, college: Wake Forest) scored eight of his 26 points in the final three minutes and added 14 assists, Predrag Stojakovic (6'10''-F-77) scored 20 points, and West and Marcus Thornton had 15 apiece for the Hornets, who have won three straight away from home to improve their road record to 5-13. In the loosing squad, Antawn Jamison collected 32 points and 8 rebounds.

Miami Heat - LA Clippers 84-94
Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Baron Davis (6'2''-G-79, college: UCLA) had 11 points and 14 assists, and the revitalized Clippers surged to their sixth straight home victory, 94-84 over the Heat on Sunday. Rasual Butler helped with 13 pts. In Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade scored 24 points.

New Jersey N. - San Antonio S. 85-97
Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 21 points and Ian Mahinmi (6'9''-F/C-86) added career highs of 15 points and 9 rebounds as the Spurs overcame a slow start to defeat the New Jersey Nets 97-85 on Sunday night. Tim Duncan added 14 points and 14 rebounds. Brook Lopez answered with 28 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Cleveland C. - Portland TB 106-94
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84), sporting one blue shoe and one orange shoe to go with Cleveland's retro uniforms, had 41 points and 10 rebounds in the Cavaliers' 106-94 victory over the late-charging Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Maurice Williams (6'1''-G-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) was second scorer in this victory with 16 points. Portland got 34 points from Brandon Roy.

Milwaukee B. - LA Lakers 77-95
Andrew Bynum (7'0''-C-87, agency: David Lee services) had 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Shannon Brown (6'3''-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan St.) added 19 points, Jordan Farmar scored 15 of his 17 in the second half, and Derek Fisher had 11 for the defending NBA champions. Kobe Bryant stopped on 12 pts in 28 minutes. On the other side, Milwaukee got 14 points from Hakim Warrick.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  Denver N.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30
 1. Anthony, Denver N.30.0 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers29.6 
 3. James, Clevelan.29.2 
 4. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.8 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.6 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.26.1 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.0 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.0 
 9. Roy, Portland TB23.5 
 10. Arenas, Washin.22.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.1 
 2. Love, Minnesota T.12.5 
 3. Noah, Chicago B.12.2 
 4. Camby, LA Clippers11.7 
 5. Wallace, Charlotte B.11.6 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.5 
 7. Gasol, LA Lakers11.5 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.11.3 
 9. Lee, New York K.10.9 
 10. Boozer, Utah Ja.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.3 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.1 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz9.8 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.6 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.8.8 
 6. Davis, LA Clippers8.1 
 7. James, Clevelan.7.7 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.2 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Duhon, New York.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers2.0 
 5. Iguodala, Philadel.2.0 
 6. Brewer, Utah Jazz1.9 
 7. Felton, Charlott.1.9 
 8. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 9. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 10. Wade, Miami He.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.4 
 2. Haywood, Washingt.2.3 
 3. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 4. Camby, LA Clippers2.2 
 5. Smith, Atlanta H.2.2 
 6. Dalembert, Philad.2.2 
 7. Bogut, Milwauke.1.9 
 8. Lopez, New J.1.9 
 9. Perkins, Boston C.1.9 
 10. Andersen, Denver.1.8 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 26-10 
 2. Toronto R. 19-20 
 3. New York K. 15-22 
 4. Philadelph.76 12-25 
 5. New Jersey N. 3-34 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 29-10 
 2. Chicago B. 16-20 
 3. Milwaukee B. 15-20 
 4. Indiana P. 12-25 
 5. Detroit P. 11-25 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 25-12 
 2. Atlanta H. 24-13 
 3. Miami Heat 18-18 
 4. Charlotte B. 16-19 
 5. Washington W. 12-23 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 24-14 
 2. Portland TB 23-16 
 3. Oklah.City T. 21-16 
 4. Utah Jazz 21-17 
 5. Minnesota T. 8-31 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 29-8 
 2. Phoenix Suns 24-14 
 3. LA Clippers 17-18 
 4. Sacramento K. 15-21 
 5. Golde State W. 11-24 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 25-12 
 2. San Antonio S. 22-13 
 3. Houston R. 21-16 
 4. N.Orleans H. 19-17 
 5. Memphis G. 18-18 


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NetScouts Basketball's Weekly Pac10 recap: Stanford's Green Player of the Week - by Carl Berman
PAC 10 CONFERENCE (RPI #8)

Ranked Teams: NONE

Game Recaps: Oregon had a chance to take the top spot in the conference but lost at home to Oregon State 64-57. The Beavers recovered from their thrashing from Seattle to beat their arch-rivals. Arizona State got back into the conference race with a sweep of the Washington schools at home. It wasn't surprising that they won, but what was surprising was the ease of it. A 68-51 win over the Huskies followed by a 71-46 shellacking of the Cougars. Arizona split with the Washington schools, losing by 2 to the Cougars then beating the Huskies easily by 17. Stanford has been an early surprise as they swept the LA schools at home, beating USC 54-53 and UCLA 70-59 to go to 2-1 in the conference. Cal went to 2-1 in the conference recovering to beat USC after losing to UCLA in overtime. The big disappointment has been Washington. The Huskies have lost three in a row. For a team everyone predicted to be on top of the conference, they have are not playing well at all and are showing some signs of discord.

Player of the Week: Stanford's Jeremy Green (6'4''-G) lead the Cardinal to the sweep of the LA schools by scoring 47 points in the two games on 8-13 three point shooting to be named NetScouts Basketball's Pac-10 Player of the Week.. The 6'4 sophomore guard is now averaging 17.6ppg for the year.

International Player of the Week: Rihards Kuksiks, a 6-6 junior forward from Riga, Latvia was instrumental in Arizona State's sweep of the Washington schools. Kuksiks had a monster game with 27 points and 9 rebounds, including 5-8 on three pointers in the win over the Huskies. Kuksiks averaged 17 ppg and 6 rpg for the week to earn the NetScouts Basketball International Player of the Week award.

Upset of the Week: After the Seattle debacle, no one gave Oregon State much of a chance against an Oregon team coming off a sweep of the Washington schools on the road. But Craig Robinson had his Beavers re-focused and stifled the Ducks with their 1-3-1 zone. Oregon's small guards had problems passing over the top of the zone and Daniel Deane played his game of the year with 15 points and 8 rebounds in leading the Beavers to the 7 point victory at a loud Mac Court.

Game of the Week: UCLA upset Cal in overtime on the road 76-75 when Michael Roll scored from the lane on a broken play with 1.9 seconds remaining in the overtime.

Upcoming Schedule: The conference race is wide open as it does not appear that any team is strong enough to pull away. The Arizona schools travel to face the Oregon schools. USC plays at UCLA next Saturday. Stanford and Cal go on the road to face the Washington schools. We'll see if Arizona State can win on the road and whether the Huskies can get their game back at home.

NetScouts Basketball LLC is a progressive media company and the largest collegiate scouting service in the United States. Information on NetScouts Basketball can be found on their website at www.netscoutsbasketball.com or by writing info@netscoutsbasketball.com.


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The Jets confirm Ryan Weisenberg - by Eurobasket News
The Manawatu Jets can get themselves ready for the upcoming season. They have got the main man on the bridge. The team has confirmed the appointment of Ryan Weisenberg as new head coach. The contract is meant for one season. The US specialist worked as an assistant coach with the Houston Comets in the WNBA 2007 and 2008 seasons. Ryan Weisenberg also worked as a scout for the LA Lakers. He also worked in different high school basketball programmes in the USA.
The Manawatu Jets have also secured the services of Kaine Hokianga (191-G-81), Paul Bristol (178-G-85), Josh OConnell and Piers Finch (196-F-89, college: Co.Georgia CC) for the upcoming season.
Kaine Hokianga played for the Jets in the previous season. He averaged 7.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Paul Bristol was also the part of the previous season squad. His stats read 3.5 points, 1.3 boards and 1.2 assists per appearance. Piers Finch tallied 2.3 points in the last NBL season for the Jets. Ryan Weisenberg is also expected to bring in some import players with him. We will keep you updated on roster changes.



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Tim Ellis named PBL Player of the Week - by Eurobasket News
The Premier Basketball League is pleased to announce that Tim Ellis (6'4''-G-81, college: Kansas St.) of the Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry has been named Player of the Week for the week ending January 10, 2010.

Ellis, a 6'5' 205-pound forward from Kansas State, was the high scorer in the Cavalry's two wins this weekend. In a January 8, 2010 win over the Maryland GreenHawks, Ellis scored 20 points, including a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line; he also had eight rebounds on the night. On Sunday night, in a victory over the Manchester Millrats, Ellis notched 23 points, leading the Cavalry in scoring on both nights.

This is the first Cavalry player to receive Player of the Week honors in the PBL.



2010 PBL Players of the Week:

Jan 3 - Angelo Reyes (6'9''-F/C-81), Puerto Rico Capitanes

Jan 10 - Tim Ellis, Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry


Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Rainmen Storm the Court Locking Down 2nd Win Againt Kebs - by Richard
Kebs fight to hold back the Rainmens thunder losing momentum & game in 4th period 112-87

Quebec City, January 10, 2010 - Quebec Kebs played a tight first half against the Rainmen limiting the lead to 49 44. Halifax fought to lock down on the Quebec Kebs lead scorer Sam Audet Sow (65'' small forward) but he managed 13pts in the first half. Intense third period as the Quebec Kebs storm the court driving back the Rainmens thunder taking the lead in the last three minutes of the third period 62-61. Halifax came back strong to win the period 75-66. The Halifax Rainmen capitalized on the Kebs fatigue turning up the heat attacking the rim in the fourth period to win the game 112-87.

Cordell Jeanty (6'5''-F-79, college: John A.Logan CC) who sat out last game against the Rainmen because of injuries fought hard in fourth to keep the Kebs in the game. The Quebec Kebs played a great game, but fatigue overcame them in the fourth, with three of their strongest players out due to injuries Jonas Pierre (shoulder) Louis Patrick Levros (ankle) and JP Morin (abdomen). The Quebec Kebs are optimistic that two of the players will return in the next two weeks to play.

Head Coach Alejandro Hasbani is content with the game stating we played a good first three periods. The other team was able to profit in the last four minutes with inside shots and three point shots. We have a good team and are very familiar with the run of the court.

Quebec Kebs Top Scorers
Jeremy Bell (6'0''-G-83, agency: World Sport Agency, college: Williams Baptist) (6'1'' point guard) - 21 points
Samuel Audet-Sow (6'6''-F-80) (65'' small forward) - 19 points
Cordell Jeanty (65'' small forward) - 17 points

Halifax Rainmen Top Scorers
Adris Deleon (5'11''-G-84, college: E.Washington) - 23 points
Tony Bennett (6'1''-G-84, college: Bradley) - 15 points
Desmond Ferguson (6'7''-G/F-77, college: Detroit Mercy) - 14 points
source: Quebec Kebs


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.22.4 
 2. Celej, Start Lublin21.2 
 3. Pacocha, Big Star19.6 
 4. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.18.8 
 5. Pluta, MOSiR K.18.6 
 6. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.4 
 7. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.1 
 8. Flieger, Zastal ZG18.0 
 9. Mis, Siarka T.16.7 
 10. Storozynski, Trefl.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Sudety JG
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.11.3 
 3. Storozynski, Trefl S.9.8 
 4. Kulikowski, Zubry9.6 
 5. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.5 
 6. Kwiatkowski, Start L.9.4 
 7. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.4 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.8.9 
 9. Nowak, Sudety JG8.1 
 10. Nowakowski, Temp.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.7.2 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.8 
 3. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 4. Baran, Siarka T.5.7 
 5. Trepka, LKS Lodz4.8 
 6. Pacocha, Big Star4.6 
 7. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.6 
 8. Rapucha, Zubry4.5 
 9. Basinski, MMKS D.4.3 
 10. Flieger, Zastal4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.6 
 2. Krupa, Siarka T.3.1 
 3. Sikora, Trefl SSA2.9 
 4. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 5. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 6. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.6 
 7. Sikora, Start Lublin2.5 
 8. Wojdyla, Sudety JG2.3 
 9. Koszuta, Spojnia S.2.3 
 10. Aleksandrowi., Znicz.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.8 
 2. Milewski, AZS A.1.9 
 3. Lisewski, MMKS D.1.8 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.7 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.3 
 6. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.0 
 7. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz0.9 
 8. Deja, MOSiR K.0.9 
 9. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.0.8 
 10. Bodych, Spojnia.0.8 


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. MMKS DG 14-2 
 2. Zastal ZG 13-3 
 3. Spojnia S. 11-5 
 4. Sokol L. 11-5 
 5. Big Star 11-5 
 6. Siarka T. 10-5 
 7. LKS Lodz 10-6 
 8. Trefl SSA 7-8 
 9. Znicz Basket 7-9 
 10. Start Lublin 6-9 
 11. Zubry 6-10 
 12. MOSiR Krosno 6-10 
 13. Sudety JG 4-11 
 14. Tempcold AZS 4-11 
 15. Gornik Wal. 3-13 
 16. AZS AWF K-ce 2-13 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Astoria 13-2 
 2. SKK S-ce 12-2 
 3. Norgips 12-3 
 4. Nowy Dwor Gd. 11-5 
 5. Harmattan 10-5 
 6. MMKS Pierniki 10-5 
 7. Zuraw Gn. 10-6 
 8. Tur B.Podl. 9-7 
 9. GKS Korsarz 5-9 
 10. Legia W-wa 5-9 
 11. Assec.Prokom 3 5-11 
 12. AZS Olsztyn 4-11 
 13. Zyrardow 3-11 
 14. OSSM W-wa 1-13 
 15. OSSM Sopot 0-13 
Group B
 1. Szczecin 11-1 
 2. Open Basket 11-2 
 3. Poznan 10-2 
 4. Pogon P. 10-8 
 5. Kutno 9-4 
 6. Ksiezak L. 8-3 
 7. Nysa Klodzko 6-4 
 8. Opolska 6-4 
 9. WKK Wroclaw 5-7 
 10. Skierniewice 4-8 
 11. Stal Ostrow 4-8 
 12. Slask Wroclaw 2-9 
 13. OSSM Wroc. 2-12 
 14. Kalisz 0-0 
 15. KKS Siechn. 0-13 
Group C
 1. Rosasport 13-0 
 2. Tarnow II 12-2 
 3. MCKiS Jaw. 9-4 
 4. AZS Pol. Cz-wa 9-5 
 5. Cracovia 8-6 
 6. AZS Radom 6-7 
 7. Alba 6-7 
 8. Pogon RS 5-4 
 9. Mickiewicz 5-9 
 10. MKS Limanowa 5-9 
 11. Bytom 4-8 
 12. Staco Niepol. 4-9 
 13. OSSM S.Wola 1-13 
 14. Wisla Krakow 1-13 
 15. Unia 0-0 


Marcin Ecka lands in MOSiR Krosno - by Eurobasket News
Marcin Ecka (184-G-78) signed a deal with MOSiR Krosno. The experienced 31-year-old guard started the season in Znicz Basket. He tallied 9.1 points, 5.9 assists and 5.0 boards per game. Marcin Ecka began the previous season in Sokol Jaroslaw. The guard tallied 5.4 points, 2.6 assists and 2.3 boards per appearance. Later Ecka moved to Znicz Basket tallying 10.5 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 boards late in the season. Marcin Ecka helped the team win Polish 1Liga.


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Calvin Clemmons to Guimaraes - by Antonio Santos
Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes has announced it has hired Calvin Clemmons (203-F/C-81, college: Charlotte) for the remaining of the 2009/2010 season. While born in the USA, Calvin has a Portuguese passport due to the fact his mother was born in Portugal. This way he is able to be added to a Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes roster already filled with 3 import players.

Calvin is 28 years old, 2,03 mt tall and weighs 120 kg. He played college ball at Charlotte. Most recently, in the 2008/2009 season he was in Spain D3, playing for HNV Consmetal Navarra.

With this signing Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes makes a statement of having the ambition to challenge Sport Lisboa Benfica and FC Porto Ferpinta (and to some extent Ovarense Dolce Vita) for the title. While the team was sensational in the beginning of the season, winning the pre-season tournament, only recently it got some traction in the league and won 3 games in a row. It started 0-3 and it currently stands at 5-4. Coach Fernando Sa has improved the depth in his roster and, as a result, the number of solutions at his disposal.

It is expected Calvin will already play this coming weekend against Barreirense/Unilogos.


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Serbian National Team U17 2010 - by Eurobasket
Aleksandar Cvetkovic 185-G-93 KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd Serbia
Nemanja Dangubic 185-G-93 Kris Kros Pancevo Serbia
Vukasin Vujovic 204-F/C-93 Partizan II Beograd Serbia
Nikola Vujovic 209-C-93 Partizan II Beograd Serbia
Nenad Miljenovic 194-G-93 FMP Zeleznik Beograd Serbia
Nikola Pavlovic 195-F/G-93 FMP II Beograd Serbia
Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin 201-F-93 FMP II Beograd Serbia
Nemanja Bezbradica 205-F/C-93 FMP II Beograd Serbia
Pavle Reljic 204-F-93 KK Masinac Krajlevo Serbia
Nemanja Krstic 198-F-93 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia
Djordje Milosevic 196-F-93 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia
Luka Mitrovic 202-F-93 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia
Marko Cirovic 204-C-93 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia
Nemanja Miskovic 203-C-93 KG 06 Kragujevac Serbia
Nikola Cvorovic 196-F-94 KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd Serbia
Mladen Djordjevic 187-G-94 Partizan II Beograd Serbia
Nikola Radicevic 195-G-94 Partizan II Beograd Serbia
Stefan Pot 94 KK Spartak Subotica Serbia
Nikola Zejak 205-C-94 BC Partizan Igokea Beograd Serbia
Luka Nikolic 201-F-94 KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac Serbia



A League, Round 15: Three teams on top with 11-4 score - by Eurobasket News
Napredak - Tamis 82-86
Tamis grabbed valuable road win against Napredak moving up to 9-6 score in Serbian top division. Radovan Markovic (194-G-82) shined for the guests draining 31 points. Dejan Buric (204-C-81) and Bojan Stajic (198-G-84) added 12 pts each. In Napredak (9-6), Marko Popovic (193-G-84) shined with 28 points.

Novi Sad - Mega Vizura 88-69
Both teams have 7-8 score after this meeting. Miljan Rakic (195-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) led the hosts to victory with 18 points, while Bojan Ljubojevic (205-F-78, agency: Beo Basket) added 2 points less. In Mega Vizura, Stefan Jelovac (208-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) shined in loss with 18 points and 6 rebounds for 16 minutes on the floor.

Borac - Sloga 87-73
Nikola Micevic (196-G-82) and Branko Jorovic (205-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) were the leading players in this victory with 20 points each. Milos Maksimovic (201-F-85) also had very important role adding 18 points and 8 rebounds. In Sloga, Vedran Borovcanin (201-F-85) collected 20 pts. Borac 11-4, Sloga 6-9.

Metalac - Proleter Naft. 92-86
Metalac had couple of players in a game mood with Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) leading the way with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Milan Trtic (200-F-86) added 13 pts. On the other side, Vid Zarkovic (189-G-75) collected 28 points and 7 assists. Metalac 11-4, Proleter 10-5.

Ergonom - KG 06 86-80
Ergonom moved up registering fourth victory this season. Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up for the hosts with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Radenko Mihajlovic (187-G-85) added 21 pts. In KG 06 (1-14), Ivan Milosevic (193-F-78) collected 25 points.

Radnicki Basket - Beograd 97-75
Radnicki Basket crushed Beograd handing them huge 97-75 loss. Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) paced his team to victory with 20 points and 7 rebounds, while Dejan Djokic (188-G-89) also scored 20. Visitors got 13 pts and 7 rebs from Dragan Mitrovic (198-F-85). Radnicki basket improved to 3-11, while Beograd dropped to 11-4.

Masinac - Vojvodina 75-89
Vojvodina celebrated 75-89 road win against Masinac getting 28 points and 5 assists from Goran Martinic (186-G-87, agency: BeoExcell). With this victory Vojvodina joined Proleter with 10-5 score. In Masinac (6-9), Aleksandar Radulovic (190-G-88) collected 24 points and 7 assists.


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. Beograd 11-4 
 2. Metalac 11-4 
 3. Borac 11-4 
 4. Proleter Naft. 10-5 
 5. Vojvodina 10-5 
 6. Napredak 9-6 
 7. Tamis 9-6 
 8. Mega Vizura 7-8 
 9. Novi Sad 7-8 
 10. Masinac 6-9 
 11. Sloga 6-9 
 12. Ergonom 4-11 
 13. Radnicki Basket 3-12 
 14. KG 06 1-14 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Hemofarm
 2. Radnicki K.
 3. FMP
 4. Crvena Zvez.
 5. Partizan


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Panic, Metalac19.1 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.5 
 3. Markovic, Napredak17.4 
 4. Markovic, Tamis17.3 
 5. Jorovic, Borac16.5 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.5 
 7. Micevic, Borac16.3 
 8. Kruscic, Beograd16.1 
 9. Martinic, Vojvodina16.0 
 10. Rakic, Novi S.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nenad CANAK
  PVSK Pannon
  (204-F-76)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Canak, Tamis8.2 
 2. Jelovac, Mega V.7.8 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.2 
 4. Ljubojevic, Novi S.7.0 
 5. Lukovic, Radnic.7.0 
 6. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 7. Pobric, Novi Sad6.5 
 8. Mitrovic, Beograd6.4 
 9. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.3 
 10. Dramicanin, Bor.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.5 
 2. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.7 
 3. Martinic, Vojvodina4.3 
 4. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 5. Rakic, Novi Sad4.0 
 6. Korac, Beograd4.0 
 7. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.9 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.5 
 9. Radulovic, Masinac3.3 
 10. Tresac, Bor.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marko VULIN
  Proleter Naft.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.3 
 2. Martinic, Vojvodina2.3 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 4. Dimitrijevic, Sloga1.7 
 5. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 6. Cvetkovic, Ergonom1.6 
 7. Borovcanin, Sloga1.5 
 8. Djordjevic, Sloga1.5 
 9. Kovacevic, Vojvo.1.5 
 10. Kovacevic, Novi S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Stefan BIRCEVIC
  Metalac
  (209-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Bircevic, Metalac1.6 
 2. Lukovic, Radnic.1.5 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.3 
 4. Petric, KG 061.3 
 5. Buric, Tamis1.3 
 6. Maravic, Mega V.1.2 
 7. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 8. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.7 
 9. Bjegovic, Masinac0.7 
 10. Marjanovic, Voj.0.6 


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Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.19.1 
 2. Morley, Burgos18.6 
 3. Hughes, Leon17.7 
 4. Roe, Tenerife17.3 
 5. Donaldson, La La.17.2 
 6. Riera, Mallorca17.0 
 7. Quinteros, CAI Z.16.6 
 8. Guillen, La Laguna15.8 
 9. Blanch, Mallorca15.2 
 10. Xavier, Breog.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Donaldson, La La.11.6 
 2. Starosta, Melilla10.5 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 4. Padgett, La Palma8.1 
 5. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.1 
 6. Arteaga, Palencia8.1 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife7.8 
 8. Adrien, Breogan7.6 
 9. Coleman, Breogan7.4 
 10. Roe, Teneri.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.9 
 2. Jimenez, Melilla3.9 
 3. Mena, La Palma3.7 
 4. Perez, Cornella3.3 
 5. Vallmajo, Breogan3.2 
 6. Garrido, La Laguna3.2 
 7. Lescano, CAI Z.3.2 
 8. Quinteros, CAI Z.3.1 
 9. Hernandez, Burgos3.1 
 10. Rodriguez, CB Tar.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.3.1 
 2. Rabaseda, Cornella2.6 
 3. Blanch, Mallorca2.3 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.1 
 6. Xavier, Breogan1.9 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife1.8 
 8. Victor, Vive M.1.7 
 9. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.1.7 
 10. Rocchia, Le.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nedzad SINANOVIC
  Unicaja
  (221-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.7 
 2. Donaldson, La La.1.7 
 3. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.6 
 4. Naymick, Caceres1.6 
 5. Samb, Cornella1.4 
 6. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.4 
 7. Joseph, Cornella1.3 
 8. Ayon, Tenerife1.3 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.2 
 10. Green, Mallor.1.0 


Copa Del Rey Draw Established - by Paul Nilsen
One of the most exciting Cup competitions in domestic European basketball will take place early next month when eight ACB teams come together for the annual Copa Del Rey. The draw has now been made for the tournament with the quater-finals as follows:

Power Electronics Valencia v Asefa Estudiantes
Regal FC Barcelona v Cajasol

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket v Caja Laboral
Real Madrid v DKV Joventut

The two giants of the Spanish league Real and Barca are in seperate halves of the draw setting up a potential El Classico finale to the competition while struggling hosts Bilbao will face their Basque country neighbours Caja Laboral in arguably the most intriguing quarter-final.


LEB Gold, Round 18: Vive Menorca joins Melilla on top - by Eurobasket News
Vive Menorca - Cornella 80-67
Vive Menorca joined Melilla on top of LEB Gold standings with 14-4 score. Cuthbert Victor (196-G/F-83, college: Murray St.) shined for Menorca this week-end netting 15 points, while Michael Umeh (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: UNLV) and Diego Sanchez (198-F-78) helped with 12 pts each. In Cornella (6-12), Xavier Rabaseda (199-G/F-89) collected 22 points and 5 rebounds.

Clin.Rincon - La Palma 69-70
La Palma got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Juan Palacios (203-F-85). David Padgett (211-F/C-85, college: Louisville) was another player in a game mood as he scored 15 pts and grabbed 9 rebounds beside that. In the loosing squad, Nedzad Sinanovic (221-C-83) nailed 18 pts, to go with 11 rebounds. La Palma 8-9, Clinicas Rincon 6-12.

Burgos - Melilla 79-65
Burgos crushed the top-ranked Melilla joining small group of the teams with 10-8 score. Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) shined with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, while Christopher Hernandez (188-G-83, college: Stanford) followed him with 20 points. Melilla got 17 pts and 10 boards from Taylor Coppenrath (205-F-81, college: Vermont) falling to 14-4 (same as Menorca).

Caceres - Tenerife 71-73
Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, college: San Jose St.) paced Tenerife to this tiny victory with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Louis Roe (200-F-72, college: Massachusetts) secured a nice help adding 13 points and 8 boards. In loss, Ira Newble (199-F-75, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Miami, OH) collected 15 pts. Tenerife 7-11, Caceres 8-10.

Breogan - Girona 70-53
Eric Coleman (200-C-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: N.Iowa) top-scored for Breogan in this victory with 8 points and he had 10 rebounds beside that. Jeffrey Xavier (185-G-85, agency: Bradley Sports Management, college: Providence) followed him with 10 pts. In the loosing squad, Troy DeVries (193-G-82, college: N.Mexico) scored 16 pts. Breogan 11-6, Girona 10-8.

CB Tarragona - CAI Zaragoza 84-76
6-12 or Tarragona and 13-5 for CAI Zaragoza after this game. Adam Hess (201-G/F-81, college: William & Mary) was a key player in this victory draining 27 points and pulling down 7 rebounds. Darren Phillip (201-F-78, college: Fairfield) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds in loss.

Mallorca - Vigo 81-79
Tiny home win for Mallorca (9-9), who got 23 points from Juan Riera (188-G-79). Marc Blanch (195-F-82) scored 16 and Daniel Northen (206-F/C-85, college: Tennessee Tech) added 11 pts, plus 6 rebounds. In Vigo (3-15), Patrick Pope (183-G-81, college: St.Augustine) delivered 16 points.

Leon - Ourense 92-72
Leon had an easy job against Ourense getting 25 points from Ross Schraeder (196-G-83, college: Cal-Irvine). Ryan Humphrey (203-F-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) had double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. In defeat, Jose Fernandez (202-C-75) posted 20 pts. Leon 10-8, Ourense 9-9.

La Laguna - Palencia 98-75
12th victory of the season for La Laguna, who best player this time was Jakim Donaldson (203-C/F-83, college: Edinboro) with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Levi Rost (201-F-83, agency: High Post Agency, college: W.Michigan) cored 17 pts. In Palencia (5-13), Oliver Arteaga (211-C-83) had 21 pts and 7 rebounds.



Shammond Williams leaves Unicaja - by Eurobasket News
Unicaja and Shammond Williams (187-G-75, college: N.Carolina) decided to part ways. The 34-year-old US-Georgian guard signed for the Malaga outfit in November. Shammond Williams appeared in eleven ACB games averaging 6.2 points, 2.5 assists and 1.3 boards. In six Euroleague games the guard delivered 4.2 points, 2.0 assists and 1.2 boards per appearance.
Juan Dixon (191-G-78, college: Maryland) and Sean Singletary (183-G-85, college: Virginia) are among the possible candidates for guard spot available in Unicaja. Juan Dixon has recently left Aris in Greece. Sean Singletary has his contract with Caja Laboral expire next week.



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Basketligan Round: 26 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Jamtland - Eco Orebro 78-76
In a thriller of the game, Jamtland had more sports luck, as they managed to beat Eco Orbero 78-76. Dokun Akingbade (207-F-84, college: George Washington) was the best scorer for the winning side with 27 points. Stian Mjos (182-G-89) added 19, while Stefan Hellgren (190-G-86) chipped in 13 points. On the other side, Eco Orbero got 28 points from Drazen Klaric (205-F-80) and 23 points from Andrew Pleick (196-G-80, college: Lafayette).

Sodertalje - Boras 88-67
Borislav Djordjic (203-F/C-82, college: Stetson) and Brandon Crone (198-F-84, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Butler) scored 18 points each as Sodertalje managed to overcome Boras Basket 88-67. Dino Pita (192-G-88) was also good for hosts, finishing the game with 16 points. For visitors, Michael Palm (208-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: W.Washington) recorded double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Uppsala - Solna 80-69
Uppsala also had a fairly easy job at home, beating Solna 80-69. Anton Gaddefors (200-F-89) with 20 and Fredrik Jonzen (207-C/F-78, college: Oklahoma St.) with 18 points and 13 boards led the way for hosts. For Solna, Salius Dumbliauskas was the best player with 16 points.

Gothia Basket - Plannja 82-87
Gothia Basket and Plannja also played a close game in which visitors came away with 82-87 win. Jim Enbom (195-F-76) led the way for winners with 25 points, while Vesa Makalainen (200-F-86) recorded double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds. For hosts, Liam Rush (202-F/G-82) was exceptional with 19 points and 15 rebounds.

08 - Norrkoping 76-95
Norrkoping rolled over 08 Stockholm 76-95 in the Round 26 of the Swedish BasketLigan. George Gervin (189-G-76, college: Houston) was excellent with 25 points and Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79, college: N.Arizona) added 17 for the visiting side. For Stockholm, Joakim Blom (211-C-76, agency: Court Side) finished the game with 18 points.



Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Drazen KLARIC
  Eco Orebro
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Klaric, Eco Orebro20.2 
 2. McKnight, Plannja19.7 
 3. Sigurdarson, Sunds.18.0 
 4. Palm, Boras17.4 
 5. Ringstrom, Gothia B.16.2 
 6. Gervin, Norrkoping16.0 
 7. Spagrud, Sundsvall15.3 
 8. Blom, 0815.1 
 9. Carter, Gothia B.14.8 
 10. Nystrom, Bor.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Palm, Boras10.8 
 2. Ringstrom, Gothia B.10.5 
 3. Konare, Jamtland10.0 
 4. Akingbade, Jamtl.9.1 
 5. Spagrud, Sundsvall8.5 
 6. Djordjic, Soder.7.8 
 7. Akesson, Plannja7.6 
 8. Jonzen, Uppsala7.5 
 9. Mottram, Gothia B.7.4 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew PLEICK
  Eco Orebro
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.2 
 2. Levin, Sundsvall5.8 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping5.7 
 4. Mitchell, Solna5.1 
 5. Chuk, Sodertalje5.0 
 6. Mbemba, Solna4.5 
 7. Gervin, Norrkoping4.2 
 8. McKnight, Plannja4.0 
 9. Larsson, Plannja4.0 
 10. Hellgren, Jamtla.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.8 
 2. Chuk, Sodertalje2.5 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping2.3 
 4. McKnight, Plannja2.2 
 5. Mbemba, Solna2.1 
 6. Hellgren, Jamtland2.0 
 7. Mitchell, Solna2.0 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping1.9 
 9. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.9 
 10. Person, Uppsa.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (213-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.8 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.7 
 3. Konare, Jamtland1.6 
 4. Palm, Boras1.5 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.0 
 6. Spagrud, Sundsvall1.0 
 7. McNaull, Norrkoping0.9 
 8. Akesson, Plannja0.9 
 9. Drains, Norrkoping0.9 
 10. Walker, Sodertal.0.8 


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Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Kenny THOMAS
  Lausanne
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Thomas, Lausanne21.8 
 2. Sowell, Geneva Devils19.2 
 3. Hamilton, SAM M.19.0 
 4. Hollins, Starwings18.8 
 5. Brown, Starwings18.3 
 6. Bradley, MGS18.1 
 7. Mladjan, Lugano T.17.7 
 8. Esterkamp, Fribo.17.6 
 9. Volcy, Monthey17.5 
 10. Peterson, Boncou.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SLOAN
  Starwings
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Sloan, Starwings10.7 
 2. Thompson, Lausanne10.0 
 3. Volcy, Monthey9.9 
 4. Grimm, SAM M.9.9 
 5. Southall, BBC Nyon9.2 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt8.5 
 7. VanderMeer, Lugano T.8.2 
 8. Thomas, Lausanne7.3 
 9. Dacevic, SAV V.7.2 
 10. Sanders, Lugano.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Lewis MONROE
  Boncourt
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Monroe, Boncourt5.6 
 2. Hollins, Starwings5.6 
 3. Bradley, MGS5.3 
 4. Lukovic, SAV V.5.3 
 5. Pleux-D., Lausanne5.3 
 6. Wooten, Boncourt5.0 
 7. Walton, Lugano T.4.9 
 8. Johnson, BBC Nyon4.5 
 9. Petkovic, Fribourg4.1 
 10. Gray, SAM Massag.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon HAMILTON
  SAM Massagno
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hamilton, SAM M.5.0 
 2. Pleux-D., Lausanne2.5 
 3. Gugino, Boncourt2.4 
 4. Tshomba, Boncourt2.4 
 5. Gray, SAM Massagno2.4 
 6. Dacevic, SAV V.2.3 
 7. Jaquier, Starwings2.3 
 8. Johnson, BBC Nyon2.2 
 9. N''Diaye, Lausanne2.1 
 10. Volcy, Month.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Thompson, Lausanne3.9 
 2. VanderMeer, Lugano T.3.5 
 3. Southall, BBC Nyon3.5 
 4. Sloan, Starwings1.9 
 5. Niang, MGS1.7 
 6. Vogt, Fribourg1.2 
 7. Gilmore, MGS1.2 
 8. Volcy, Monthey1.1 
 9. Grimm, SAM M.1.0 
 10. Grimes, Lausan.1.0 


SAM Massagno sign Samuel Hines - by Luca Maffioli
Samuel Hines (199-F/G-70, college: S.Alabama) has signed a 1-month deal with SAM Basket Massagno. Hines has experience in Israel, France and Italy with Reggio Emilia, Novara and NGC Cantu where he won 2003 Italian SerieA Supercup. The 39-year-old forward spent his last pro-season with Cimberio Aironi Novara in 2006. He appeared in 8 games of Lega2 averaging 18.5ppg (2FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 89.5%), 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals. Samuel Hines sign Hines to achieve the playoff.

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Hawkins, Sanders led the way - by Chris Wang
In a season widely seen as one which will be dominated by foreign players, Hawkins Shawn (198-G/F-82, college: Long Beach St.) and Jon Sanders are starting to make the prediction come true.

Hawkins had 24 points and 9 rebounds in his debut and led KKL to a 80-77 win over Yulon Sunday while Jon Sanders tallied 30 points and 10 boards in Pure Youth's 96-79 rout of defending champ Dacin.

KKL coaching staff and players gave Hawkins a lot of credits, saying that Hawkins is a unselfish and all-around player who plays hard and does not care how many shots he took.

Meanwhile, Sanders showed his defensive skill when he limited Dacin top scorer Tien Lei to less than 10 points.

KKL 80-77 Yulon
KKL: Hawkins 24p+9rb, Cheng Jen-wei 24p, Lin Chih-lung 10p
Yulon: Tseng Wen-ting 20p+13rb, Lee Hsueh-lin 10p

PY 96-79 Dacin
PY: Sanders 30p+10rb, Hung Chih-shan 22p, James Mao 18p+5a
Daciin: Wang Chih-chun 22p, Chang Chih-feng 18p, Byron Allen 13p+8rb

TM 78-73 BOT
TM: Ouyang Ching-heng 31p, Wu Yung-jen 13p, Hsu Wei-sheng 11rb+5a
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 15p, Sun Huan-po 15p, Hsu Chih-chang 13p+12rb



Antonio Grant ready to play for TM - by Chris Wang
Local media reported that Taiwan Mobile has signed 6-6 forward Antonio Grant (198-F-76, college: S.Carolina), who has arrived in Taiwan and is ready to play once his working permission is approved.

Grant (198cm, 104kg, 1976/02/02), 33, came from the University of South Carolina and played in Croatia, Ukraine and France last season.

Jeff Jones will join Bank of Taiwan next week, it was reported.

The arrival of Jones and Grant means Yulon is currently the only team without an import. Yulon said it will not sign foreign players before early February.



Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Taiwan Mobile 1-0 
 2. KKL 1-0 
 3. Pure Youth 1-1 
 4. Yulon Luxgen 1-1 
 5. Dacin Tigers 1-1 
 6. Bank of Taiwan 0-1 
 7. Taiwan Beer 0-1 


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  TANZANIA   


Oilers end JKT winning run - by Carlos Pereira
By Brown Msyani

Oilers edged out holders JKT 67-64 in a thrilling Regional Basketball League (RBA) match held at the National Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
Gerald Baru was instrumental in his team's sterling display to down JKT who boasted an impressive winning streak, handing them the first defeat of the season.
Baru, who scored 14 points, dictated the centre field distributing marvellous passes to his teammates.
Despite his brilliance, it was Lusajo Samuel of Oilers who emerged the top scorer having chalked 21 points followed by Pius Seni with 17.
JKT scored their points through Frank Kusiga who penned 22 points while Himid Choka notched 20.
Spirited Oilers led the first quarter 16-13 and went on to post 36-23 in the half time. Third quarter saw the winners lead by 51-46.
JKT fought hard and managed to level the score at the start of the final quarter before Baru's last minute pointer earned his team a narrow three point win.


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  TPBL   


10th ANNIVERSARY SEASON KICKS OFF!!! GREAT GAMES THIS WEEKEND!! - by Chris Cardenas

the 2010 TPBL season is off and running and the league is starting strong in its 10th yr of pro basketball in Texas. The San Angelo Chaparrals started off the season with a win by defeating the Stephenville Brigaide 102-79, and then a win the next after noon against a tough ABILENE HEAT team with a 91-80 victory in Abilene,tx. Both the ABILENE HEAT and STEPHENVILLE BRIGAIDE got wins vs. WEST TX STORM over the weekend.



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Trim returns to Romania - by Albert-Lee Young
Trinidad and Tobago 6 10 centre, Kibwe Trim, returned to Romania last month to play for his previous team Energa Rovinari.

The team is trying to find the ways out of the unpleasant situation since the start of the new season, placed in an uncomfortable position with a 5-10 record in Division A. As a result they parted ways with several players and tabbed Trim to fill one of their available spots on their roster.

Last season Trim averaged 12.0 points, 7.5 boards and 1.2 steals per game for Rovinari. Prior to his arrival in Romania Trim played in the D-League for the Dakota Wizards during the 2007/08 season.

Before the commencing his professional career, Kibwe Trim at 17 years old at the start of the 2001-2002 season was the youngest person to play for Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, U.S.A.

Whilst at Sacred Heart, he was a dominating force inside. He was unstoppable offensively and steadily progressed as a one of the top rebounder and shot blocker in the conference. In his senior year (2005-06) Trim led his team to a quarterfinal appearance in the Northeast Conference Playoffs but despite his game high 21 points the Pioneers still went under 68-86 against Central Connecticut.

During his final year, Trim was chosen by the Northeast Conference/Valley National Bank Scholar as one of five Scholar-Athletes for the winter season and joins a list of 275 student-athletes on the Winter Academic Honour Roll.

In addition to his academic achievement, he was also named to the All-NEC First Team after leading the conference with 19.2 points per game and 14 double-doubles, ranked third in the Northeast Conference in field goal percentage (.618; ninth nationally) and fourth in rebounding (8.6 rpg). At the conclusion of the season, he became the first Sacred Heart student-athlete at the Division I level to earn ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Honours.

Trim closed out his career as the leading rebounder in the Pioneers' Division I history with 642 boards and stands second with 1,237 points. His 58.6 percent career field goal shooting accuracy is the highest ever at Sacred Heart.

In his junior year (2004-05) he was second on the team in scoring (10.5) and rebounding (5.4). He scored in double figures 13 times and recorded three double-doubles. His 163 free throws attempts in 2004 was the fourth-highest total in the NEC. He had a career-high 28 points on 2/24/05 and was a perfect 12-12 from the field in that game.

In 2003-04 he led the team in field goal percentage at .609. He also scored the game-winning bucket at the buzzer in the win over Long Island University and also set a career high with three blocks against Columbia. His dunk after a missed shot with 7.5 seconds left against Lehigh was the winning bucker. He had ten points and three boards in the season opener, returning from a red-shirt sophomore season. Followed that up with 12 points at Army, including the winning bucket with :20 left.

In 2002-03 after sitting out the first five games of the season because of a back injury, Trim made his first appearance against Yale. After playing two more games in pain in Puerto Rico, Trim decided to apply for a medical redshirt and was red-shirt because of the injury.


For his freshman season, he appeared in all 28 games, starting the last ten, averaging nearly 11 points and six rebounds per game during that stretch. Shot a team-high 56 percent from the field (75-134).

At high school he averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds per game as a senior playing for St. Mary's in the Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools North Zone Basketball League. He was voted team MVP and was a member of the North Zone All-Star Team. He also played soccer at St. Mary's and was captain and MVP in his senior year.

Trim also represented Trinidad & Tobago 18u Basketball Team at the Caribbean Basketball Championships. In 2009 he was invited by the National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT) to play at the Senior Men Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships in Tortola, BVI but declined due to prior basketball engagements in Europe.

Following a very successful college basketball career, he eventually graduated in 2006 from Sacred Heart with a Computer Science Major, maintaining a 3.69 grade point average.

Today he remains the only player to be recruited directly from within the NBFTT leagues to play men basketball at an NCAA Division 1 level.



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  TURKEY   


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mustafa ABI
  ITU
  (197-G-79)
  Avg: 24
 1. Abi, ITU24.0 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld22.2 
 3. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal21.9 
 4. Curtis, Beykoz21.5 
 5. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 6. Gursu, Genc Banvit19.5 
 7. Karamahmut, Usak19.2 
 8. Kan, Yesilyurt18.9 
 9. Eiukwu, Usak18.3 
 10. Mutaf, FMV.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt13.8 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal13.6 
 3. Curtis, Beykoz11.6 
 4. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.5 
 5. Eiukwu, Usak11.3 
 6. Gokay, Akcakoca P.10.9 
 7. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 8. Egemonye, Optimum .9.9 
 9. Meeking, Selcuk Univ.9.5 
 10. Turkyilmaz, Genc.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Sezgin ERIS
  Istanbul B.B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.8 
 2. Tutuncu, Beykoz5.4 
 3. Kan, Yesilyurt5.4 
 4. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.2 
 5. Senol, Final Genclik5.2 
 6. Adiguzel, Orman G.5.0 
 7. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.8 
 8. Gacemer, Gelisim4.8 
 9. Akyol, Olin Genclik4.4 
 10. Tunceri, Hacett.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.6 
 2. Gursu, Genc Banvit2.5 
 3. Ozseven, TED I.2.4 
 4. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.3 
 5. Mutaf, FMV I.2.3 
 6. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.2 
 7. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.1 
 8. Kocamis, Gelisim2.1 
 9. Goktas, Genc T.2.0 
 10. Abay, Pamukka.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.8 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 3. Hairston, Duzce G.2.2 
 4. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.0 
 5. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.9 
 6. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 7. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 8. Binici, Genc Banvit1.6 
 9. Egemonye, Optimum .1.6 
 10. Balto, Genc.1.5 


Turkish Stars beat Import Stars in Beko All-Star Game 2010 : 124-115 - by Baha Kurtulus
Approximately 7500 basketball fans gathered at the Kadir Has Congress and Sports Hall in Kayseri to enjoy three-point shoot-out and slam dunk
contest that were being held on the All-Star Weekend programme.The show was highlighted by the All-Star game that the best players of TBL gathered. After the contest, Turkish players and Import players had the match.
Kaya Peker (207-C/F-80, agency: Court Side) was named the MVP. He collected 26 points 12 reb. and 5 as., Engin Atsur (194-G-84, college: N.Carolina St.) helped 20 points and 4 reb., Furhan Aldemir came up with double-double for the winners 15 points and 11 boards. Radoslav Rancik contributed 13 points and 3 reb., Mire Chatman added 13 points 6 reb. and 5 assist. Igor Rakocevic scored 16 point and 2 reb. for import players.

Engin Atsur from Besiktas won the three-point shoot-out contest.

Sinan Guler (193-G-83, agency: 1x1 Sports, college: Carroll (MT)) from Efes Pilsen triumphed in the Slam Dunk contest.

Turkish Stars (124): Bekir Yarangume 6 points (2 reb.- 1 as.), Baris Ermis 9 points (1 reb.- 4 as.), Engin Atsur 20 points (4 reb.- 1 as.), Hakan Koseoglu 3 points (1 reb.- 7 as.), Semih Erden 12 points (7reb.- 2as.), Kerem Tunceri 2 points (1 as.), Kaya Peker 26 points (12 reb.- 5 as.), Evren Buker 6 points ( 2 reb.- 2 as.), Ersin Gorkem 9 points , Muratcan Guler 5 points (4 reb.- 1 as.), Sinan Guler 11 points (4 reb.- 3 as.), Furkan Aldemir 15 points (11 reb.), Fatih Solak

Import Stars (115): Joshua Shipp 12 points (1 reb.- 1as.), Quincy Douby 12 points (3 reb.- 1 as.), Lance Williams 10 points (5 reb.), Igor Rakocevic 16 points (2reb.- 2 as.), Ryan David Toolson 12 points ( 1 reb.- 3 as.), David Holston 4 points ( 4reb.- 8 as.), Radoslav Rancik 13 points (3 reb.- 2 as.), Brandon Kyle Bowman 2 points ( reb.), Lonny Leroy Baxter 10 points (4 reb.- 1 as.), Simas Jasaitis 4 points (1 reb.- 1 as.), Mire De Juan Chatman 13 points ( 6 reb.- 5 as.), Jermareo Davidson 7 points ( 5 reb.)



TB2L Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Gelisim - Hacettepe Un. 64-79
Hacettepe managed to steal one from Gelsim, beating them 64-79. Best player for the winning side was Ali Kavaklioglu (186-G-86) who scored 24 points. Jermaine Dearman (202-F/C-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: S.Illinois) was also good scoring 21 and grabbing 10 rebounds. For hosts, Marquise Gray was the leading scorer with 19 points.

Pertevniyal - Trabzonspor 84-81
Can Korkmaz (92) with 22, Soykan Yikilmaz (92) with 15 and Orhan Haciyeva with 13 points and 14 rebounds led Pertevniyal to 81-84 win over Trabzonspor. For Trabzonspor, Eddy Fobbs scored 14 and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Hakan Yapar also scored 14 points.

Yeni Nesil - Duzce Genclik 84-92
Duzce Gencilk recorded 84-92 win over Yeni Nesli thanks to 26 point effort from James Hairston (203-F-84, college: Towson). Volkan Tockan and Baris Erdogan were also good for winning side, scoring 19 and 18 points respectively. For host, Kadir Dag (205-C-81) poured in 24, while Nasuhi Kabba added 17 points.

Final Genclik - Beykoz 75-72
Final Gencilk hosted Beykoz and after a close encounter came away with 75-72 win. Chris Agwumaro (198-F-86, agency: Prossin Sports Management) led the way with 18 points, while Mustafa Gucyetmez added 17. For visitors, Serhat Koymen (177-G-78) had 17 and Denktas Guney finished the match with 1 point less.

Vestel - Istanbul B.B. 88-84
Vestel also secured narrow 88-84 home won in their match against Instabul BB. Emre Ozpulat (200-F-82) led hosts with 21 points, while he received help from Sercan Popcu and Cihan Mamcuogullari who chipped in 15 and 13 points respectively. For the visiting side, Sezgin Eris (185-G-85) was good with 21 points.

Orman Genc - Selcuk Univ. 58-57
Muhammed Tachi (200-G/F-81) recorded double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds as his Orman Genc managed to overcome Selcuk Univ. 58-57. Hosts got 12 points from Erkun Bozkurt. On the other side, Cemal Bayraktar (184-G-82, agency: 1x1 Sports) poured in 22 points.

Group B
Akcakoca P. - FMV Isikspor 70-88
FMV Isikspor recorded 70-88 win over Akcakoca P. Can Mutaf (193-G-91) had monster game after pouring in 36 points for winning side. He received help from Lutfi Demirhan (87) who added 17 and Ozcan Suruc who chipped in 14. On the other side Deniz Gokay scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds.

Akhisar Bld - Yesilyurt 81-69
Akhisar Bld had a fairly easy job at home, as they managed to beat Yesilyurt 81-69. Hosts were led by Tyrone Nelson (206-F-85, college: N.Mexico St.) who scored 22 points and collected 22 rebounds, while Aykut Karcigi (180-G-86) and Levent Demirici added 15 points each. For visitors, Admir Kan scored 25 points.

Usak - Genc Telekom 81-74
Usak hosted Genc Telekom and came away with 81-74 win. Gurol Karamahmut (199-F-80) poured in 25 points for winners, while Callistus Eiukwu (208-F/C-85, agency: Buck Andre, college: Grand Valley St.) added 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. On the other side, Usak got 24 points from Can Ugur Ogut while Sertac Sanli added 15.

TED Istanbul - Olin Genclik 55-58
After a closely contested game Olin Gencilk stole one from TED Istanbul, beating them 55-58. Omer Unver (204-F-81) led the way with 19 points while Barkin Cinar (193-G-83) added 14. For hosts, Olcay Okundilli finished the game with 14, while Jermon Horton added 13 points.

ITU - Pamukkale 76-65
ITU managed to beat Pamukkale 76-65 behind 14 points by Tolga Tekinalp (202-F-74, agency: 1x1 Sports) and 13 points by Johnny Dukes (203-F-84, college: San Bernardino CC). On the other side, Serdar Unsur scored 13, while Sahin Muzaffer Ekmen and Kaan Isbilen chipped in 10 points each.

Optimum TED - Genc Banvit 66-78
In Group B of Turkish TB2L, Genc Banvit recorded 66-78 away win over Optimum TED. Safak Edge (185-G-92) top-scored in victory with 17 and Izzet Turkyilmaz (90) followed him with 14 pts. In the loosing squad, Kaan Memisoglu delivered 7 pts.

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  UKRAINE   


Alexander and Curry to Azovmash - by Alexander Muzyka
Unlucky EuroCup and VTB League participant Azovmash has announced two newcomers from 'Back Andre' agency joined the team. Demetrius Alexander (204-F/C-75) played in BC Donetsk last season and is well-known player for Ukrainian fans. He scored 13,0 ppg and 4,3 rpg in 21 games of Superleague 2008/09. He has Japan J-League MVP-00, Latvian MVP-08, Latvian champion title-08, EuroCup title-08 and participance in Latvian and EuroCup AllStarDay in his achievements. 29-years-old guard Rameel Curry (191-G-80) played in Hapoel in season 07/08 and in Scavolini in season 2008/09 (12,0 ppg and 4,6 rpg in EuroCup). This season he began in Erdemirspor.
Meanwhile rumours say Maureece Rice (185-G-84) has left Azovmash. No reasons are understandable if it's true.


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Budivelnyk
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk23.8 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot21.1 
 3. Thomas, Fe.19.7 
 4. McClintock, Mykolaiv19.1 
 5. Daniels, Azovmash18.7 
 6. Blassingame, BC Od.17.8 
 7. Fraser, Hoverla17.6 
 8. DeGroat, BC Odessa17.5 
 9. Williams, Politek..17.4 
 10. Tiggs,.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles THOMAS
  Ferro-ZNTU
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Thomas, Fe.11.7 
 2. Fraser, Hoverla11.5 
 3. Rizvic, Azovmash8.5 
 4. Morton, DniproAzot7.9 
 5. Finn, Politek.Lviv7.8 
 6. Hunter, Fe.7.6 
 7. Wilson, Gryfony7.2 
 8. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv7.1 
 9. McClintock, Mykolaiv7.0 
 10. Dubnyuk, Puls.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Dnipro
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Crowe, Dnipro6.5 
 2. Blassingame, BC Od.6.5 
 3. Karim, DniproAzot6.0 
 4. Mitchell, Khimik5.9 
 5. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.3 
 6. Lukashov, BC Kyiv4.4 
 7. Antonijevic, Kryvba.4.3 
 8. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.1 
 9. Sparks, Hoverla4.1 
 10. Perry, BC Donet.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Fred HOUSE
  Azovmash
  (195-F-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. House, Azovmash2.2 
 2. Canak, Gryfony2.2 
 3. Serapinas, Azovm.2.2 
 4. Sparks, Hoverla2.2 
 5. Tiggs, Fe.2.1 
 6. Crowe, Dnipro2.1 
 7. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.0 
 8. Drozdov, BC Donetsk2.0 
 9. El-Amin, Budivelnyk2.0 
 10. Perry, BC Donet.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasan RIZVIC
  Azovmash
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Rizvic, Azovmash2.7 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.5 
 3. Morton, DniproAzot1.8 
 4. McClintock, Mykolaiv1.7 
 5. Owens, BC Donetsk1.3 
 6. Agafonov, Khimik1.3 
 7. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.2 
 8. Balashov, BC Odessa1.2 
 9. Khizhnyak, Budivelnyk1.2 
 10. Chemyakin,.1.1 


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English U18 National Team 2010 - by Eurobasket
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0 Simoen Esprit G/F-93
4 Rema Lascelles 197-G-92 Derby Trailblazers United Kingdom
5 Robert Loftman 183-G-92 Bristol Acadamy Flyers United Kingdom
6 Amon Brown 183-G Brixton Topcats United Kingdom
7 Devon Van Oostrum 188-G-93 Sheffield Sharks United Kingdom
8 George Colwill 189-G-92
9 Kalil Irving 193-G-92 Medway Park Crusaders United Kingdom
10 Joe Hart G/F-93
11 Ramon Ramos
12 John Stewart 196-F-93 Sheffield Sharks United Kingdom
13 Vincent Van Nes 211-C-92
14 Jesse Chuku 198-F-93
15 Eliandro Inacio 193-F Hackney White Heat United Kingdom





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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


WNBL: Round 13 review - by Eurobasket News
Logan T. - Dandenong R. 67-51
In Round 13 of the Australian WNBL it was mostly hosts who celebrated victories. Logan hosted Dandenong and came away with 67-51 win. Hosts were led by Sarah Graham (163-G-89) and Natalie Purcell (183-G/F-82, college: SE Missouri St.) who scored 12 points each. Kristen Veal (176-G-81) was also good with 10 points. For visiting side, Cash Nash (185-F-82, college: Oregon St.) had a good game with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Sydney UF - Bendigo S. 86-79
Sydney had a fairly easy job at home against Bendigo. Led by Suzy Batkovic-Brown (193-C-80) who poured in 30 points and grabbed 10 boards, hosts celebrated 86-79 win. Deanna Smith (179-G-80) and Mikaela Dombkins were also great for Sydney, adding 20 and 19 points respectively. For Bendigo, not even 38 points and 12 rebounds from Kristi Harrower were enough to avoid defeat.

Adelaide - Bulleen B. 66-79
Finally, Bulleen stole one from Adelaide, after beating them 66-79. Elizabeth Cambage (203-C-91) had a monster game with 30 points and 16 rebounds, while Hanna Zavecz (182-F/G-85) added 13. For hosts, Renae Camino (177-G-86) scored 20 points.

AIS - Canberra C. 39-115
Canberra was one of the few teams to record away win in this round, as they blew out AIS 38-115. Three players for visiting side recorded double-double with Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) leading the way with 28 points and 10 boards. Abby Bishop (189-C-88) poured in 26 and grabbed 10 rebounds while Marianna Tolo scored 16 and collected also 10 boards. For hosts, only Gretel Tippett reached double digits with 11 points.

Townsville F. - Dandenong R. 82-58
Townsville also celebrated home win over Dandenong after beating them 82-58. Amy Lewis (175-G-86, college: Troy) led the rout with 22 points, while Aneka Kerr (183-F-81) added 17. On the other side, Ashley Lindsey (193-F-87, college: Texas) had double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds.



Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Sydney UF
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.24.9 
 2. Harrower, Bendi.24.4 
 3. Cambage, Bulle.20.7 
 4. Lewis, Townsville F.17.5 
 5. Marino, Adelaide16.7 
 6. Kerr, Townsville F.16.1 
 7. Bibby, Canberra C.16.0 
 8. Francis, Adelaide15.7 
 9. Tolo, Canberra C.15.2 
 10. Smith, Sydney14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanya SMITH
  Townsville F.
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Smith, Townsville F.9.5 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.9.5 
 3. Kerr, Townsville F.9.4 
 4. Cambage, Bulle.8.9 
 5. Tolo, Canberra C.8.7 
 6. Francis, Adelaide8.2 
 7. Abbott, Logan T.7.5 
 8. Penaluna, Bulleen B.7.0 
 9. Harrower, Bendi.6.9 
 10. Porter, Sydney6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jenna O''HEA
  Bulleen B.
  (187-F-87)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. O''Hea, Bulleen B.5.1 
 2. Milner, Bulleen B.5.1 
 3. Veal, Logan T.4.7 
 4. Marino, Adelaide4.6 
 5. Harrower, Bendi.4.5 
 6. Butler, Sydney UF4.4 
 7. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.1 
 8. Hurst, Canberra C.3.6 
 9. Smith, Sydney UF3.6 
 10. Mahony, Danden.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Veal, Logan T.2.3 
 2. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 3. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.9 
 4. Malpass, Perth L.1.7 
 5. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.6 
 6. Foley, Adelaide1.4 
 7. Hurst, Canberra C.1.4 
 8. Purcell, Logan T.1.4 
 9. Milner, Bulleen B.1.4 
 10. Finnigan, Bendigo.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Amy LEWIS
  Townsville F.
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Lewis, Townsville F.1.4 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.1.3 
 3. Tolo, Canberra C.1.1 
 4. Roberts, AIS1.1 
 5. Smith, Sydney UF1.0 
 6. Kerr, Townsville F.0.9 
 7. Starks, Perth L.0.9 
 8. Madgen, AIS0.8 
 9. Harrower, Bendi.0.8 
 10. Joy, A.0.8 


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Standings - AWBL
AWBL Standings
 1. Fl.Foxes 12-1 
 2. Union Kuenring 9-3 
 3. WBC Raiffeisen 8-4 
 4. Jocher's D. 6-7 
 5. Graz 2-11 
 6. Vienna 87 1-12 


Flying Foxes continue winning - by Eurobasket News
Flying Foxes recorded the 12th win in the season. They rallied past BK Duchess 89:39 to consolidate their position on top of the standings. The defending champions built a 23-point lead at halftime and never looked back en route to the win. Kimberly Dietz (175-G-85, college: Kansas St.) scored 21 points to lead the effort. Crista Ricketts (185-F-85, college: La Salle) contributed 15 points for Flying Foxes. Kata Takacs (183-F-91) answered with 10 points as BK Duchess slipped at 6-7 record.
Union Kuenring prevailed against Wels 76:64 on the road. The Flames used a storming first quarter to build the decisive lead. They entered the second term ahead by 11 points and rolled to the win at the end. Spencer came up with 22 points to lead the charge. Agnes Roth (185-F/C-86) added 18 points for the visitors. Wels answered with 19 points from Heidi McNeill (191-F-86, college: Washington). Natalia Gavrilova (195-C-78) finished with 15 points in defeat.
Graz posted the second win in the championship as they eked out a 51:50 victory over Vienna 87. The hosts controlled the game in the first half. They were up by 3 points at the interval. But things changed in the third stanza. Graz stepped on the gas and surged in front to enjoy a 2-point lead before the fourth term. The visitors hung on to win this one at the end. Nora Kampitsch (181-C-88) fired 22 points for Graz. Marianna Kuras (182-F-81) added 14 points in the victory. Lisa Zderadicka (166-G-94) responded with 14 points in defeat.



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Aabyhoj triumphs in the Cup - by Eurobasket News
Aabyhoj -HBC 76:54

Aabyhoj triumphs in the Cup as last night they rolled over HBC. The league leaders of the local championship produced 76:54 to clinch the victory.
Aabyhoj opened the game with 11-4 and never looked behind after. They scored some more baskets to take 22-9 advantage after the first 10 minutes. The second quarter was another productive one as Aabyhoj enjoyed 35:18 midway through it. They reached 20 points difference at the halftime going to the lockers for 49:29. After the first five minutes of the third frame the difference remained the same, 54:34. Aabyhoj controlled the entire court and improved to 67:42 after 30 minutes. They scored another baskets for 76:48 after 35 minutes, however were winless in the last five minutes. HBC managed to reduce the gap at the end making the final score 76:54.
Faye Muller (191-F-84) top-scored for the winners with 22 points to triumph with her team. Stephanie Mannemar Jensen (G/F-90) followed her with 18 and Emilie Hesseldal (185-F/C-90) posted 17. Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) nailed 12 points, while almost all the other players also contributed into the win. Soerensen responded with 21 points in the losing effort. Jessica Smith (191-C-86, college: Iona) posted 14 and Emma Kiis (183-F-89) added 9.

Aabyhoj:Faye Muller 22 points, Stephanie Mannemar Jensen 18, Emilie Hesseldal 17, Ida Krogh 12
HBC: Soerensen 21 points, Jessica Smith 14, Emma Kiis 9


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  FINLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Rene HAYNES
  FoA
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Haynes, FoA22.5 
 2. Jones, PeKa21.9 
 3. Freeman, S-Hameen.21.1 
 4. Lee, PeKa20.3 
 5. Robinson, Huima19.4 
 6. Marlow, S-Hameen.18.8 
 7. Bailey, FoA18.4 
 8. Pounds, HoNsU18.0 
 9. Johnson, HoNsU17.4 
 10. Rinta, Espoo Te.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Robinson, Huima14.7 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.14.1 
 3. Johnson, HoNsU13.6 
 4. Jones, PeKa11.4 
 5. Green, PeKa10.4 
 6. Haynes, Espoo Team10.3 
 7. Solovyeva, Catz10.0 
 8. Laaksonen, Espoo T.9.8 
 9. Jahilo, FoA9.7 
 10. Nyman, Pe.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Robinson, Huima3.7 
 2. Snelgro, HoNsU3.6 
 3. Kesanen, Catz3.3 
 4. Green, PeKa3.0 
 5. Haynes, FoA2.6 
 6. Piipari, Catz2.5 
 7. Bailey, FoA2.4 
 8. Rinta, Espoo Team2.3 
 9. Pounds, HoNsU2.1 
 10. Pekkarinen, Hui.2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa LEE
  PeKa
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Lee, PeKa3.2 
 2. Green, PeKa2.8 
 3. Haynes, FoA2.7 
 4. Snelgro, HoNsU2.7 
 5. Robinson, Huima2.5 
 6. Pounds, HoNsU2.4 
 7. Bailey, FoA2.3 
 8. Jones, PeKa2.3 
 9. Reshetko, Catz2.2 
 10. Johnson, HoN.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Rene HAYNES
  FoA
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 0.7
 1. Haynes, FoA0.7 
 2. Lee, PeKa0.5 
 3. Green, PeKa0.5 
 4. Bailey, FoA0.5 
 5. Kesanen, S-Hameen.0.5 
 6. Jahilo, FoA0.4 
 7. Johnson, HoNsU0.4 
 8. Pounds, HoNsU0.4 
 9. Juka, HoNsU0.4 
 10. Juvonen, Kerava0.4 


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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Alissa PIERCE
  Rhein MB
  (182-G/F-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Pierce, Rhein MB22.0 
 2. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 3. Hayes, Wasserburg17.8 
 4. Paunovic, Freiburg17.7 
 5. Danckert, Donau.17.3 
 6. Bar, Saarlouis16.2 
 7. Bender, Halle16.2 
 8. Zaidi, Wolfenbuettel15.4 
 9. Mircheva, Donau.14.6 
 10. Manakova, Saa.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.13.2 
 2. Mircheva, Donau.11.9 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg9.6 
 4. Wilson, Donau-Ries9.2 
 5. Triggs, Marburg8.5 
 6. Thompson, Rhein MB8.5 
 7. Bar, Saarlouis7.5 
 8. Damm, Halle7.5 
 9. Danckert, Donau.7.4 
 10. Smith, Saarlou.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rego, Halle5.4 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis4.2 
 3. O''Rourke, Herner3.2 
 4. Greunke, Rhein MB3.0 
 5. Davidson, Marburg2.9 
 6. Mersch, Oberhausen2.6 
 7. Flasarova, Leipzig2.6 
 8. Austmann, Oberh.2.5 
 9. Pop, Wasserburg2.5 
 10. Schnitzler, Rhein.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Rego, Halle3.9 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis3.7 
 3. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 4. Austmann, Oberh.2.8 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg2.6 
 6. Tatham, Wasserburg2.4 
 7. Bejtic, Halle2.3 
 8. Richter, Wasse.2.1 
 9. Block, Opladen2.1 
 10. Penno, Freibu.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Romy BAR
  Saarlouis
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Bar, Saarlouis1.3 
 2. Homolova, Leipzig1.3 
 3. Gohrke, Marburg1.1 
 4. Diaz, Leipzig1.1 
 5. Smith, Saarlouis1.0 
 6. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 7. Tracey, Freiburg1.0 
 8. Danckert, Donau.1.0 
 9. Mircheva, Donau.0.9 
 10. Mohr, Oplad.0.9 


SV Halle Lions sign Carmen Guzman - by Eurobasket
SV Halle Lions signed 25-year old American guard Carmen Guzman (175-G-85, college: UAB, agency: Merit Sports). Guzman played most recently at BBV Leipzig Eagles (DBBL).
in 2007-08 Guzman played at Botasspor Adana in Tukey. She played 17 games and averaged 14.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.8apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 66.7% and she managed to be Turkish Cup Finalist
in her first game with the Lions Carmen played 39 minutes and scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assits.
By Eurobasket Data Center


BBV Leipzig Eagles sign Amy Sanders - by Eurobasket
BBV Leipzig Eagles signed 27-year old American guard Amy Sanders (180-G-83, college: Hawaii). Sanders played most recently at Inea AZS Poznan (Poland), she played : 7 games and averaged 8.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 38.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 52.0%
in her first game with the eagles Sanders played 40 minutes and scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  GREECE - Women  


Standings -A2 Women - by Chris Mammides
A2 Standings
Group North
 1. PAOK 10-1 
 2. Pylaia 9-2 
 3. AO Serron 9-2 
 4. Panathlitikos 9-2 
 5. Titanes Dramas 8-3 
 6. Arios Pt. 7-4 
 7. Iraklis 6-4 
 8. Anagenisi 5-5 
 9. Aias Evosmou 3-7 
 10. Apollon Kar. 2-8 
 11. M.Aleksandros 2-8 
 12. Komotini 2-8 
 13. Analifi V. 1-9 
 14. Philippos V. 0-10 
Group South
 1. Proteas V. 9-1 
 2. Amarillida 8-2 
 3. Asteras 8-2 
 4. Kronos AD 7-3 
 5. Pagrati 7-3 
 6. Ktibifon P. 7-3 
 7. Paraskevis 6-4 
 8. Sporting 5-5 
 9. Irakleio 4-6 
 10. Niki Lenkabas 3-7 
 11. Aris Holargos 3-7 
 12. Aris Thivas 2-8 
 13. Panagitsas 1-9 
 14. Peiraikos 0-10 


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Standings - Women
Express L. Standings
 1. KR 12-0 
 2. Grindavik 8-4 
 3. Hamar 8-4 
 4. Keflavik 6-6 
 5. Haukar 4-7 
 6. Njardvik 4-8 
 7. Snaefell 3-8 
 8. Valur 2-10 


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  IRELAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Superleague Standings
 1. Montenotte 7-0 
 2. Mercy 5-1 
 3. Killester 5-3 
 4. UL Aughinish 4-2 
 5. Meteors 3-4 
 6. Sligo 0-4 
 7. Wildcats 0-4 
 8. Tolka Rovers 0-6 


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  LATVIA - Women  


Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. TTT Riga 11-1 
 2. Cesis 11-1 
 3. RTU-Merks 8-5 
 4. DU/Swedbank 6-7 
 5. Liepajas met. 4-10 
 6. LU 3-10 
 7. TTT Jun. 2-11 


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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Musel Pikes stay unbeaten - by Eurobasket News
Musel Pikes posted the fifteenth straight win in the Diekirch League. They cruised past Basket Esch 73:56. Musel Pikes wasted little time as they jumped to a 9-point lead at halftime. Basket Esch had no answer for the onslaught in the second half and had to surrender at the end. Christine Fisher (183-F-83) scored 26 points and grabbed 24 boards to lead the charge. Carine Cigrang (175-F-85) added 16 points for the league leaders. Andrea Haris (169-G-78) responded with 20 points, 6 boards and 2 assists for Basket Esch. Joy Schulte (168-G-91) had 13 points in the 6th loss for the hosts.
Etzella posted the tenth win as they overcame Black Star 75:45 away from home. Etzella cleared off to a 23-point lead at the interval and never looked back en route to the win. Lynn Schreiner (165-G-91) and Katie Donovan (183-F-82) scored 18 points apiece to pace Etzella. Annick Neiertz (183-F-92) delivered 11 points and 11 caroms for the winners. Ana Petrova (170-F-82) answered with 14 points in defeat.
T71 Dudelange narrowly defeated Amicale 70:69 on the road. Jordan Wilson (186-F/C-83, college: Wisconsin) unloaded 33 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for the visitors. Alexandra Kugener (179-F-83) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Mary Van Dyck (172-G-85) replied with 17 points and 8 boards in the losing effort.



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  NCAA1 - Women  


Westhead's offensive schemes bring success to Duck women - by Carl Berman
Last season, the last time they played, the Oregon State Beavers womens team whipped the Oregon Ducks 70-41. But that was before Oregon signed Paul Westhead as their womens coach. It was a controversial hiring. Westhead had never coached the college womens game and his high salary and his advanced age were all questioned. However, Westhead is the only coach to win both NBA (Los Angeles Lakers, 1980) and WNBA (Phoenix Mercury, 2007) championships and he brought his up-tempo fast break offensive style to the Duck offense.

Taking over a team that went 9-21 last season and returning essentially the same team, Westhead has transformed a boring, unsuccessful team into an exciting team that is now the highest scoring team in the nation. Helped by super quick point guard Nia Jackson, veteran guards Taylor Lilley and Miceala Cocks and a versatile post in Amanda Johnson, the Ducks have opened their season with a 12-3 mark and are poised to challenge for an NCAA tournament berth.

In the game against the Beavers, Oregon scored 45 points in the first half, 4 more than they scored in that 70-41 trouncing last season. Helped by solid three point shooting (11-25) especially from Lilley (5-11) Oregon was not seriously challenged in their 86-71 victory. Three Oregon players scored 20 points or more, Lilley with 23, Cocks with 22 and Johnson with 20.

Stanford is the class of the Pac-10 but the race for second place and a likely NCAA berth is wide open. Oregon looks to be in that race. The transformation of the team as well as the exciting style of play has been amazing. The Pac-10 season should be fun for the Ducks and their fans.

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  PORTUGAL - Women  


Standings - Women
Liga Feminina Standings
 1. AD Vagos 9-1 
 2. Olivais 8-2 
 3. CAB Madeira 8-3 
 4. Barreiro 6-3 
 5. B.Viagem 5-4 
 6. Alges 5-5 
 7. BCBarcelos 3-7 
 8. Sporting Fig. 1-3 
 9. Quinta 1-9 
 10. Uniao Madeira 1-10 


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  RUSSIA - Women  


Standings Women D1
A Superleague Standings
 1. UMMC 10-0 
 2. Spartak V MR 8-1 
 3. Nadezhda O. 7-3 
 4. Dynamo NSU 5-4 
 5. Dynamo K. 5-4 
 6. Spartak SP 3-6 
 7. Dynamo M. 2-7 
 8. Chevakata 1-8 
 9. Spartak M. 1-9 


A Superleague Round: 11 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Nadezhda O. - Dynamo M. 87-70
Nadezhda rolled over Dynamo Moscow 87:70 at the Regular Season Round 11. Oksana Zakalyuzhnaya (197-C-77) exploded with 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Berseneva Elena poured in 14. Kuzina Marina responded with 26 points for the guests.

Dynamo NSU - Spartak M. 52-57
Dynamo NSU lost to Spartak Moscow 52:57 as the latter registered their first win in the league. Elena Tatarnikova (180-F-81) and Beglova Elena paced all the winners with 11 points each, while Vorozhtsova Elena scored 10. Popova Maria finished the night with 13 points each for the hosts.

Spartak SP - UMMC 63-91
Spartak SP was beatn by UMMC 63:91 as the latter remains undefeated in the league. Parker debuted with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Deanna Nolan (180-G/F-79, college: Georgia) notched 14. Belyakova Eugeniya ended up with 19 points in defeat and Firsova Olga posted 18.

Dynamo K. - Spartak V MR 79-101
Spartak Moscow Region had a road 101:79 win over Dynamo Kursk on January 10th. Sylvia Fowles (198-C-85, college: LSU) stepped up with 18 points and Korstine Ilona added 15. Robbins Jillian finished the night with 19 points in the losing case.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marina KUZINA
  Dynamo M.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Kuzina, Dynamo M.24.7 
 2. Snytsina, Nadezhda.20.3 
 3. Firsova, Spartak SP16.8 
 4. Taurasi, Spartak .16.5 
 5. Mosch, Nadezhda O.16.4 
 6. Ovcharenko, Nadezhda.15.3 
 7. Snow, Dynamo K.14.0 
 8. Korstine, Spartak .13.3 
 9. Petrovic, Spartak .12.8 
 10. McCarville, Spa.12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.10.6 
 2. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.10.4 
 3. Zakalyuzhnay., Nadezh.8.9 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC7.8 
 5. Vodopyanova, Dynamo M.7.1 
 6. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.7.0 
 7. Kuzina, Dynamo M.6.7 
 8. Snow, Dynamo K.6.5 
 9. Psareva, Dynamo K.6.4 
 10. Yakovleva, Che.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Cappie PONDEXTER
  UMMC
  (175-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Pondexter, UMMC5.0 
 2. Poto, Dynamo NSU4.3 
 3. Firsova, Spartak SP3.6 
 4. Dumerc, UMMC3.5 
 5. Berseneva, Nadezhda.3.5 
 6. Mosch, Nadezhda O.3.4 
 7. Abrosimova, UMMC3.4 
 8. Keyru, Dynamo M.3.3 
 9. Miller, Spartak .3.3 
 10. Psareva, Dynamo.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Katerina SNYTSINA
  Nadezhda O.
  (188-F-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Snytsina, Nadezhda.3.3 
 2. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.3.3 
 3. Beglova, Spart.3.0 
 4. McCarville, Spart.2.7 
 5. Popova, Dynamo M.2.6 
 6. Chrustaljeva, Cheva.2.2 
 7. Belyakova, Spart.2.2 
 8. Vorozhtsova, Spart.2.2 
 9. Firsova, Spartak SP2.1 
 10. Nolan, UM.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.9 
 2. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.2.2 
 3. Osipova, Spartak .1.6 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC1.3 
 5. Fowles, Spartak .1.2 
 6. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.1 
 7. Loginova, Spart.1.1 
 8. Yakovleva, Cheva.1.0 
 9. Gvozdeva, Dynamo K.0.9 
 10. Robbins, Dynamo.0.8 


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  SWITZERLAND - Women  


Standings - LNF
LNA Standings
 1. Nyon 9-1 
 2. Riva Basket 8-3 
 3. Fribourg 7-3 
 4. Sierre 6-2 
 5. Pully 2-8 
 6. Helios 1-8 
 7. BBC 1-9 


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  TURKEY - Women  


TBBL: Fenerbahce stays perfect after 10 rounds - by Eurobasket News
Samsun - Fenerbahce 64-74
Fenerbahce cruised past Samsun remaining the only undefeated team after 10 rounds in TBBL. This time, Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) was a key player in Fener collecting 20 points and 9 rebounds. Penelope Taylor (185-F-81) netted 12 points. In Samsun (4-6), Gulsah Akkaya (181-F-77) delivered 18 points.

Cankaya - Istanbul Univ. 73-75
Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) was the leading player in this victory with 23 points. Natasha La Dorian Humphrey (191-F-85, college: Georgia) scored 17 and Deniz Colakoglu (185-F-87) added 10 pts. In loss, Megan Frazee (191-G/F-87, college: Liberty) collected 21 pts and 11 boards. Istanbul 5-5, Cankaya 2-7.

Galatasaray - Tarsus Bld 67-62
7-3 for Galatasaray and 4-5 for Tarsus Bld after this game. Jia Perkins (173-G-82, agency: Merit Sports, college: Texas Tech) shined in victory with 22 points and 5 rebounds, while Sophia Young (186-F-83, college: Baylor) added 14 pts and 6 rebs. Marina Kress (192-C-80) was good in loss with 18 points and 9 boards.

Besiktas - Kocaeli 69-55
Besiktas celebrated an easy 69-55 win against the last ranked Kocaeli mostly owing to Nykesha Sales (183-F/G-76, college: Connecticut), who drained 26 points. Gergana Branzova Erdenay (193-F/C-76) was second scorer in this victory with 10 points and she pulled down 12 rebounds beside that. In Kocaeli (0-10), Asli Sevinc (79) shined with 18 points and 20 boards.

Botas - TED Kayseri 88-76
Third victory of the season for Botas, whose best player was Epiphanny Prince (175-G, college: Rutgers) with impressive 32 points. Courtney Paris (193-C-87, college: Oklahoma) followed with double-double of 23 points and 13 boards. In the loosing squad, Tamera Young (188-G-86, college: JMU) netted 22 pts. Botas 3-7, TED Kayseri 4-6.

Mersin - Ceyhan Bld 82-67
Mersin was too strong for Ceyhan Bld keeping the second place in TBBL with almost perfect 9-1 score. Barbara Turner (183-G/F-84, college: Connecticut), Ivory Latta (168-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: N.Carolina) and Saziye Ivegin (182-F-82) led the hosts scoring 16 points each. Ceyhan (5-5) got 18 points from Michelle Campbell (188-F-84, college: Rutgers).


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 23
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld23.0 
 2. Prince, Botas22.7 
 3. Frazee, Cankaya20.0 
 4. Hodges, Istanbul.19.7 
 5. Sales, Besiktas18.4 
 6. La Dorian Hu., Istanb.17.3 
 7. Young, TED Kayseri16.3 
 8. Bowen, Cankaya16.0 
 9. Douglas, Galatasa.15.8 
 10. Young, Galatasar.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Megan FRAZEE
  Cankaya
  (191-G/F-87)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Frazee, Cankaya12.1 
 2. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld11.7 
 3. Dacic, Besiktas10.6 
 4. Pringle, TED K.10.5 
 5. Black, Tarsus Bld10.3 
 6. Alyoshkina, Samsun10.0 
 7. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld9.8 
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