EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/19/2010

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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Chico Rage 1-5 
 2. Crusaders 0-0 
 3. College Park 0-0 
 4. Play2Win 0-1 
 5. Oklahoma 0-2 
 6. Modesto E. 0-4 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 9-3 
 2. Clayton 7-2 
 3. California SK 5-5 
 4. Central Valley 5-6 
 5. Sacramento H. 5-7 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 10-1 
 2. Columbus Crush 7-3 
 3. Detroit Hoops 5-2 
 4. Kansas City S. 4-0 
 5. Pittsburgh P. 4-0 
 6. Lake Michigan 4-4 
 7. Cleveland R. 0-0 
 8. G.Rapids F. 0-2 
 9. Youngstown S. 0-2 
 10. Akron Rise 0-5 
Northeast Div.
 1. NY Thunder 6-2 
 2. Jersey Expr. 6-3 
 3. Maryland M. 4-5 
 4. NY Red Riders 4-7 
 5. Tri-City Suns 1-6 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Seattle ZG 3-0 
 2. Seattle M. 3-4 
 3. Everett 2-2 
 4. Spokane Sunz 1-1 
 5. Washington R. 1-4 
 6. Vancouver E. 0-0 
SoCal Div.
 1. LA Slam 4-5 
 2. San Diego S. 4-5 
 3. Las Vegas A. 3-1 
 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. 8-6 
 2. Kentucky B. 6-6 
 3. W.Virginia B. 3-5 
 4. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 5. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 7-2 
 2. Mississippi B. 4-2 
 3. Carolina K. 2-0 
 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. 12-2 
 2. N.Texas F. 7-4 
 3. Dallas G. 4-0 
 4. W.Texas W. 2-3 
 5. Texas Fuel 1-5 
 6. Texas Ch. 0-1 
 7. Houston T. 0-4 


Fresh back to win - by Gianni Pascucci
The North Texas Fresh came bask to the win over the weekend, when they dominated the New Mexico Rin Rockers-Play to Win. The Fresh came out with a defensive minded attitude and started the game with an 11-2 run. A scrambling full court defense kept the Rim Rockers at bay with the Fresh taking a 45-19 point lead at half-time. After that time, the N.Texas team never loooked back, ending the game ahead by 39 points. Roland 'JR' McDougal continued his strong play defensively, but was also the top scorer for the game with 15 points. Jay Bowdy (6'5''-F-83, college: W.Georgia), back in uniform for a third game, scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. A'Daeron Duncan (6'6''-F-87, college: Coppin St.) also had 10 points and 12 rebounds to finish with a double-double.

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Olimpija and Millage part ways - by Zeljko Zule
Unon Olimpija parted ways with has American Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.). He appeared in 4 games of Euroleague this season, averaging 2.5 points (2P 50%, FT 100%), 1.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 10.5 minutes per appearance and in 4 games of NLB Adriatic League, averaging 1.0 points (2P 67%), 0.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 7.0 minutes per apperance.

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  ARGENTINA   


Liga A week recap - by Facundo Iatzky
Penarol won two games mores and is the only leader. Atenas won the only game that played this week and follow penarol. Lamonte adapted well to Pena and Leo Gutierrez is starting to show all his potential. Boca Juniors and La union Formosa won their two games of the week too and complete the first 4 positions of the league. The highlight of the week was the huge victory of Quilmes over Libertad sunchales on the road.

Best 5 of the week:
Jonathan Treise (182-G-85)
Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey)
Scott Cutley (196-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Cal.St. Fullerton)
Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78)
Edward Nelson (203-F-82, college: Connecticut)

Honorable mention:
Brian Woodward
Esteban Lopez
Roman Gonzalez
Andres Pelussi
Ramzee Stanton


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 20
 1. Jackson, La Union20.0 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.19.8 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista17.7 
 4. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.7 
 6. Gonzalez, Quimsa16.6 
 7. Woodward, Boca Jrs16.4 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol16.1 
 9. Edwards, Quilm.15.5 
 10. Lo Grippo, Aten.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.13.1 
 2. Williams, Union S.7.9 
 3. McFarlan, Union S.7.8 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.8 
 5. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.8 
 6. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.4 
 7. Leiva, Penarol7.4 
 8. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 9. Osborne, La Union6.8 
 10. Selleaze, Union.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Cequeira, Sionista4.7 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.2 
 3. Martinez, Sionista4.1 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.8 
 5. Williams, Olimpico.3.3 
 6. Franco, Estudiantes3.3 
 7. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.3 
 8. Salles, La Union3.2 
 9. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.2 
 10. Figueroa, Aten.3.0 
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. Lopez, Quilmes MP1.6 
 7. Labaque, Obras1.6 
 8. Lane, C.Entrerriano1.5 
 9. Woodward, Boca Jrs1.5 
 10. Gil, Union.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. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 6. Williams, Union S.1.0 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. McFarlan, Union S.0.9 
 9. Leiva, Penarol0.9 
 10. Alloatti, Obr.0.8 


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


ASEAN-League Round: 14 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
KL Dragons - Singapore S. 78-71
KL Dragons stayed in the race for the last playoff spot available as they held off Singapore Slingers at home court. Shee Fai Loh (189-G-89) scored 17 points to pace the charge. Chris Kuete and Batumalai Guganeswaran added 11 points each in the win. Michael LeBlanc responded with 19 points for the Slingers.

Barracudas - Satria Muda 85-81
Barracudas earned the sixth win as they prevailed against Satria Muda. Michael Pilgrim (203-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: LSU-Shreveport) scored 26 points and grabbed 7 boards to pace the hosts. Leonidez Avenido had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Nakiea Miller tallied 32 points and 16 rebounds for Satria Muda.

Thailand Tigers - Philip.Patriots 87-91
Philippine Patriots grabbed the tenth win in the season to consolidate their position on top of the ladder. Gabe Freeman (198-F-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) debuted for the Patriots with 21 points and 14 boards. Jason Dixon added 15 points and 12 boards in the win. Ratdech Kruatiwa and Attaporn Lertmalaiporn responded with 22 points each for the Tigers.



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  AUSTRIA   


Furstenfeld Bounces Back Against Traiskirchen - by Lindsey McIntyre
The BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers rebounded form Moday's loss to Gmunden with an 80-67 victory over the Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions Sunday night. Shelton Colwell (202-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Missouri St.) led Furstenfeld with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Terrence Roderick (198-G-88, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) of Gmunden led all scorers with 26 points, including four three-pointers, and four steals.

The game was close for much of the first half, as Furstenfeld would gain a lead, but was never quite able to pull away from the Lions. The Panthers established an eight-point lead at halftime by out-scoring the Lions 21-14 in the second quarter. Furstenfeld then used an 11-3 run to gain a 15 point lead, 58-45, in the third quarter, solidifying the win with a margin that Traiskirchen was not able to overcome.

Neither team shot particularly well, but Traiskirchen was slightly better, hitting 41% of their field goals, while Furstenfeld only shot 35.5%. Turnovers really hurt the Lions, as they had 14 to Furstenfeld's eight. Play down low was crucial as well, as the Panthers outscored Traiskirchen 40-30 in the paint, out-rebounded them 39-32 and blocked six shots.

In addition to Colwell, Desmond Penigar (201-F-81, college: Utah St.) scored 15 points, including 9-of-11 from the free throw line. He also added six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) posted 14 points and four assists and Nathaniel Linhart (201-F-86, college: Akron) added 12 points, six rebounds and three assists.

For Traiskirchen, Vilmantas Dilys (208-F-87, agency: Interperformances) posted 19 points. While the Lions had no other double-digit scorers, Kevin Houston (193-G/F-76, agency: Interperformances, college: St.Bonaventure) grabbed 10 rebounds.



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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Slobodan Dundjerski -Amazing performance in the last round of the Serbian A League Game - by Interperformances
The Point Guard Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88, agency: Interperformances) had a great performace in the last round of the Serbian league. His team OKK Belgrade won against Napredak 88-72 and is currently on the top of the Serbian League standings together with Borac with a record of 12-4. Last evening Slobodan played 17 minutes and scored 14 points (4/6 for 1, 2/2 for 2, 2/3 for 3), 4 rebounds (2/2), 3 steals and 7 assists for valuation index 27!!!!!!!!!!!!! .This is a real point guard game. Slobodan is currently averaging in the Serbian A League: 15.8 mpg, 4.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 apg 1.8 spg while in the Balkan League he is averaging: 21.3 mpg, 5.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg 2.8 apg and 1.7 spg.


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Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Brian GREENE
  Aalstar
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 18
 1. Greene, Aalstar18.0 
 2. McNeal, M.Hainaut17.7 
 3. Black, Antwerp17.1 
 4. Banks, Liege15.8 
 5. Melson, Gent15.6 
 6. Beghin, Antwerp14.9 
 7. Tabu, Charleroi14.9 
 8. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.14.9 
 9. Green, Liege14.8 
 10. Wilson, Aalst.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Thomas, Liege9.4 
 2. Ebong, M.Hainaut8.2 
 3. Young, Leuven7.8 
 4. Randle, Gent7.3 
 5. Merriex, Aalstar6.9 
 6. Hilliard, Verviers.6.4 
 7. Brown, Antwerp6.1 
 8. Pelle, Oostende6.1 
 9. Riddick, Charleroi6.1 
 10. Greene, Aalst.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Verviers-Pep.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Burrell, Verviers.5.0 
 2. Loubry, Gent4.6 
 3. Bosco, Gent4.3 
 4. Green, Liege4.2 
 5. Gill, Oostende3.9 
 6. McNeal, M.Hainaut3.6 
 7. Johnson, Charleroi3.2 
 8. Hamilton, Charleroi3.1 
 9. Tabu, Charleroi3.0 
 10. Black, Antwe.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HOPKINS
  Antwerp
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hopkins, Antwerp2.8 
 2. Thomas, Liege2.4 
 3. Broyles, Charleroi2.3 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.3 
 5. Gill, Oostende2.3 
 6. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.2.1 
 7. Drobnjak, Oostende2.0 
 8. Anderson, Leuven2.0 
 9. Greene, Aalstar2.0 
 10. Green, Lie.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.6 
 2. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 3. Pelle, Oostende0.9 
 4. Costner, M.Hainaut0.8 
 5. Wilkinson, Charleroi0.8 
 6. Drobnjak, Oostende0.8 
 7. Enobakhare, Ooste.0.8 
 8. Young, Leuven0.7 
 9. Randle, Gent0.7 
 10. Sumpter, M.Haina.0.6 


D1: Round 16 review - by Eurobasket News
Aalstar - Charleroi 89-76
Aalstar handed sixth loss of the season to Charleroi, at the same time improving to 5-9. Brian Greene (204-F-81, college: Colorado St.) was the leading player in victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. B.J. Raymond (198-G/F-87, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Xavier) also had great role adding 21 pts and 7 boards. Visitors got 19 pts from Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU).

Antwerp - Leuven 72-77
Leuven grabbed 72-77 road win against Antwerp jumping to 7-7 score in D1. Parfait Bitee (188-G-85, agency: Court Side) was the leading player in this victory with 22 points. Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Michigan) added 12 pts and 11 boards. In Antwerp (8-7), Timothy Black (178-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Barton (NC)) collected 20 pts and 5 assists.

M.Hainaut - Verviers-Pep. 79-70
Important win for Dexia Mons-Hainaut, who joined Pepinster and Charleroi now with 8-6 score. Craig Callahan (203-F-81, college: NC-Wilmington) top-scored in victory with 21, while Jerel McNeal (191-G-87, college: Marquette) helped with two points less. Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius) delivered 18 points in loss.

Oostende - Gent 88-77
8-7 for Oostende and 2-12 for the last ranked Gent after this game. Stephane Pelle (204-C/F-80, college: Colorado) shined for the hosts with 15 points and 6 rebounds, Caleb Green (203-F-85, college: ORU) had 14 and Trevor Huffman (187-G-79, agency: Duran International, college: Kent St.) added one point less. Kevin Melson (199-F-78, college: Wright St.) was on fire in defeat with 30 pts (4 triples).


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Igokea 13-1 
 2. Sloboda Dita 9-5 
 3. Capljina 9-5 
 4. Zrinjski MC 8-5 
 5. Hercegovac 8-6 
 6. Borac Nektar 7-7 
 7. Celik 6-8 
 8. Mladost MG 5-9 
 9. Sutjeska 5-9 
 10. Grude 5-9 
 11. SL IAT Leotar 5-9 
 12. Slavija 4-10 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Siroki Eronet
 2. Bosna S.


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  BRAZIL   


Paulistano/Amil joins Sao Jose/Vinac in Paulista Final - by Eurobasket News
Paulistano/Amil became the second Paulista League finalists. They outscored Vivo/Franca 87:84 on the road to join Sao Jose/Vinac in the championship series. The Finals are slated to tip off on January 19 in Sao Paulo.
Paulistano/Amil showed their ambitions early on yesterday. They grabbed a 20:18 lead at the end of the opening frame. Vivo/Franca however did not allow the visitors to run away. The hosts adjusted their defence and got within just one 37:38 at halftime. Things got even better for the home team in the third quarter. Paced by Tony Stockman (186-G-81, college: Ohio St.) and Rogerio Klafke (201-F-71, agency: Interperformances) Vivo/Franca finally surged in front. They enjoyed a 3-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Paulistano/Amil recovered late in the regulation. They drew things level at 77 and the teams went into overtime. Fernando Penna (189-G-83) put Paulistano/Amil in charge 80:77 at the start of the extra period. The gap proved decisive as the visitors went deadly in the final seconds and sealed an 87:84 win at the end.
Luiz Felipe (201-F-79) scored 22 points to pace the visitors. Dede Stefanelli (196-F/G-84) added 18 points, while Fernando Penna had 17 points, 7 boards and 7 assists in the win. Tony Stockman and Rogerio Klafke answered with 19 points each for Vivo/Franca. Helinho Garcia (186-G-75) had 17 points and 6 assists in the loss.



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  BULGARIA   


Balkan Botevgrad sign Marjan Tasic - by Eurobasket
Balkan Botevgrad signed 30-year old Serbian center Marjan Tasic (205-C-80). Tasic played most recently at SCM CSU Craiova (Romania). While playing 15 games for Craiova this season he averaged 9.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg. Tasic played also pro basketball in Uruguay.
By Eurobasket Data Center


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Harper, Levski25.2 
 2. Durchev, Chernomo.20.7 
 3. Cole, Levski19.9 
 4. Bozov, Balkan19.7 
 5. Brown, Chernomo.17.9 
 6. Webb, Cherno More17.8 
 7. Angelov, Yambol16.9 
 8. Gruev, Rilski Sport16.5 
 9. Kyosev, Cherno M.16.5 
 10. Dimitrov, Spa.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Brown, Chernomo.9.8 
 2. Peterson, Rilski S.8.5 
 3. Radev, Balkan8.3 
 4. Brown, Lukoil A.8.0 
 5. Kennerly, Spart.7.7 
 6. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.1 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.6.8 
 8. Angelov, Yambol6.8 
 9. Yanev, Cherno More6.5 
 10. Bozov, Balk.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Lamont JONES
  Rilski Sport
  (183-G-72)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Jones, Rilski Sport6.2 
 2. Russell, Lukoil A.5.5 
 3. Webb, Cherno More4.8 
 4. Gruev, Rilski Sport4.6 
 5. Aleksiev, Chernomo.4.6 
 6. Frasor, Levski4.0 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.3.6 
 8. Velikov, Levski3.1 
 9. Harper, Levski2.8 
 10. Zhelev, Cherno.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Yambol
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Radionov, Yambol2.7 
 2. Harper, Levski2.2 
 3. Wells, Lukoil A.2.1 
 4. Russell, Lukoil A.2.1 
 5. Bozov, Balkan2.0 
 6. Lilov, Balkan1.9 
 7. Kyosev, Cherno M.1.8 
 8. Dimitrov, Spart.1.7 
 9. Angelov, Yambol1.7 
 10. Frasor, Levs.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Brown, Chernomo.1.5 
 2. Brown, Lukoil A.1.5 
 3. Earl, Yambol1.0 
 4. Radev, Balkan0.9 
 5. Doychinov, Cherno M.0.8 
 6. Burgess, Rilski Sport0.8 
 7. Gocevski, Yambol0.8 
 8. Cole, Levski0.8 
 9. Peterson, Rilski S.0.8 
 10. Veselovs, Cherno.0.7 


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  CHINA   


Reggie Okosa will show up tomorrow - by Robert Wang
Mack tucker retired as a player, that shangdong team offered him a assistant coach position of the 1st team and also head coach of the youth team. He will be working long term as the team coaching and training players also. Its the result of 4 great seasons and a great relathionship with Coach Gong and General Manager in China. Hope Mack could help Shan dong team.
Another news is that Qing Dao Double stars signed with big guy Okosa Reggie (206-F/C-80, college: La Salle) and he has not showed up in the CBA official games yet so far. He just arrived in China today. He will play his first game tomorrow or this Friday. Good luck all!


The Best Player you may not know.....Jeremy Lin - by Alex Yam
Jeremy Lin

Wang Zhi Zhi, Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian , Sun Yue, and Jeremy Lin? The aforementioned 4 Chinese Born players have all played/currently playing in the NBA, with the exception of Sun Yue, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round of the 2007 NBA Draft (40th selection), there has not been a Chinese player (guard) like Jeremy Lin of Harvard (although Lin was born in the states), who some are calling the greatest player to come out of the Ivy Leagues.

Last season Lin was the ONLY player in the nation to rank among the top 10 players in his conference in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage.

This season, Lin has the Crimson Tide program fighting for an NCAA tournament berth and a 12-3 record thus far, making Harvard a school known not only for its academic excellence but competitive abilities on the court, Lin recently scorched perennial NCAA powerhouse UCONN for 30pts and 9 rebounds in a tight loss, and opened the eyes of many professional scouts.

Lins parents are from Taiwan, and he also has an older brother, named Joshua and a younger one named Joseph, both who play basketball. Lin and his family are from Palo Alto, California, and have supported their sons in basketball since they were young.

Lin has the chance to become a global basketball icon, the likes of which we have not seen at least not in the Asian community, NBA or not, Lins future looks very bright both on and off the court.



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  CROATIA   


A1: Round 11 review - by Eurobasket News
Darda - Svjetlost 87-91
Svejtlost managed to overcome No.1 Darda 87-91 after a closely contested matchup. Jurica Spahija (203-F/C-83) led the way as he recorded double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds. Fran Pilepic (193-G-89) and Matej Karlovic (200-F-89) were also impressive, finishing the game with 22 and 19 points respectively. For hosts, Dejan Meznaric and Zvonimir Ridl had 18 points each.

Borik - Trogir 96-98
Trogir also won away, beating Borik 96-98. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82) poured in 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as he led visitors to a narrow win. Ante Delas (201-G/F-88) added 19, while Matija Poscic (207-C-85, college: De Paul) had 18 points for the winning side. Borik got 22 points effort from Ive Ivanov (201-C-85) while Mate Mrva and Ante Devic chipped in 14 points each.

Dubrovnik - Kastela 60-80
Kastela had an easy job at Dubrovnik, rolling over its hosts 80-60. Stipe Rezic (201-G/F-89) and Ljubo Samadan (208-C/F-83) led the rout with 17 points apiece, while Dino Hodzic (190-G-90) added 11 points. For hosts, Filip Kruslin (198-G-89) came off the bench to score 18, while Frano Karac (207-F-79) finished the game with 12 points.

Zabok - KK Split 101-83
Zabok won at home, beating Split 101-83. Hosts were led by Robert Lez (200-F-79) who scored 22 points while Ante Krapic (202-F-85) chipped in 18 points. On the other side, Josip Sobin (204-G/F-89) had 18 points, while Toni Katic followed with 15.

Dubrava - Sibenik 93-66
Finally, Dubrava rolled over Sibenik 93-66. Zeljko Sakic (202-F-88) led the rout with 19 points and 12 rebounds. He received help from Igor Maric (196-F-85) who added 17, while Domagoj Basic (190-G-86) had 16 points. For visitors, Mario Filipovic (195-G-88) and Nikola Vladovic (214-F/C-87) stood above the rest with 15 and 14 points respectively.


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Bizaca, Trogir25.6 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava21.0 
 3. Mrva, Borik18.7 
 4. Spahija, Svjetlost18.2 
 5. Filipovic, Sibenik17.2 
 6. Batina, KK Split16.6 
 7. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 8. Meznaric, Darda14.2 
 9. Cosic, Svjetlost13.7 
 10. Ivanov, Bor.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost10.1 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir8.2 
 4. Sakic, Dubrava7.1 
 5. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 6. Ridl, Darda6.8 
 7. Krapic, Zabok6.6 
 8. Vukicevic, Svjetlost6.5 
 9. Radic, Kastela6.2 
 10. Maric, Dubra.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split4.6 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok4.6 
 4. Blajic, Trogir4.3 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost4.0 
 6. Camagajevac, Darda3.9 
 7. Kragic, Kastela3.3 
 8. Radic, Dubrovnik3.2 
 9. Vragovic, Dubrava3.1 
 10. Bosnjak, Dubra.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split3.0 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok2.1 
 5. Kragic, Kastela2.0 
 6. Cosic, Svjetlost2.0 
 7. Blajic, Trogir1.9 
 8. Vragovic, Dubrava1.8 
 9. Batina, KK Split1.8 
 10. Kaliterna, Kaste.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Macura, KK Split1.6 
 2. Bizaca, Trogir1.2 
 3. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 4. Vladovic, Sibenik1.0 
 5. Kamaldin, Darda0.9 
 6. Sobin, KK Split0.7 
 7. Radic, Kastela0.6 
 8. Ridl, Darda0.6 
 9. Blesic, Kastela0.5 
 10. Krolo, Dar.0.5 


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APOEL stays undefeated - by Nima Siar
Madisons Apoel Nicosia took care of B.M.C. AEK Larnacas on Saturday to remain unbeaten in league matches. Led by Lewis Sims who scored 19 points on 8/11 shooting and Milan Dozet who poured in 17 while nailing 5/10 behind the arc, APOEL's less than stellar performance was enough to beat down struggling B.M.C. AEK Larnacas. Down by as many as 14 in the 4th quarter, AEK pulled within 7 points before a couple of clutch threes from Dozet put the game out of reach.

Game notes:
Game was played in Apollon home gym as APOEL has another home match ban. Brandon D'angelo scored 20 points for AEK on 8/14 shooting and 3 steals. Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) contributed 16 pts. 6 ast. and 3 stl. for APOEL. Eurochallenge play resumes next Tuesday Jan. 26th with APOEL taking on Scavolini Spar Pesaro. If the Nicosia side plays to their potential, they will have no problem taking first in their group and qualifying for the Final 4 in the tournament.



ROUND 11 - Highlights! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Keravnos's defeat by Apollonas in Limassol was the highlight of round 11. With its defeat, Keravnos moves to the 3rd place on the board.

Ael's away victory against Etha was the second highlight. Its victory has advanced Ael in the second place on the board.

Apollon, Etha and Achilleas rank at the 4th, 5th and 6th place with the same points.
ROUND 11 - TOP SCORER
Kiking Enad = 23 points



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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Torre JOHNSON
  Bakken
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Johnson, Bakken23.8 
 2. Kearse, SISU23.2 
 3. Kearse, SISU23.2 
 4. Smith, Svendborg22.4 
 5. Morris, Aabyhoj20.9 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg20.0 
 7. Nielsen, Randers19.6 
 8. Johansen, Naestved19.1 
 9. Dennis, Naestved18.2 
 10. Vance, Aalbo.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Christoffers., Bak.10.9 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj10.5 
 3. Iversen, Svendborg9.6 
 4. Vance, Aalborg9.4 
 5. Miskovic, Randers9.3 
 6. Johansen, Naestved9.1 
 7. Cavanuagh, Aalborg7.7 
 8. Johnson, Bakken7.7 
 9. Willis, Randers7.6 
 10. Kalvelis, SI.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Smedley, Randers7.2 
 2. Jakobsen, Bakken5.3 
 3. Bradley, Amager BK4.9 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm4.7 
 5. Rinkevicius, SISU4.6 
 6. Rinkevicius, SISU4.6 
 7. Darboe, Horsholm4.6 
 8. Dennis, Naestved4.2 
 9. Smith, Svendborg4.2 
 10. Iversen, Svendbo.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 2. Proctor, Bakken2.2 
 3. Kearse, SISU2.1 
 4. Kearse, SISU2.1 
 5. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 6. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 7. Morris, Aabyhoj1.8 
 8. Houguet, Aalborg1.6 
 9. Nielsen, Horsholm1.6 
 10. Dennis, Naestv.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj3.2 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.2.3 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.5 
 4. Willis, Randers1.4 
 5. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.4 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.3 
 7. Miskovic, Randers1.3 
 8. Kalvelis, SISU1.1 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU1.1 
 10. Seilund, Amager1.0 


Basketligaen: Round 20 review - by Eurobasket News
Aalborg - Aabyhoj 72-63
Aalborg was better at home than Aabyhoj, winning the contest 72-63. Lasse Kristiansen (196-G-82) led the way for winning side with 22 points. Dreshawn Vance (203-F/C-85, college: Cal Poly - SLO) also had a monster game of 18 points and 18 boards. On the other side, Aabyhoj got 23 points from Edward Morris.

Randers - Amager BK 81-87
Mathias Seilund (201-F-90) poured in 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as his Amager BK was better than Randers 81-87. Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85) followed with 27, while Nicolas Christiansen added 12 points. For hosts, Chirs Nielsen and D.J. Smedley had 23 and 20 points respectively.

Horsholm - Naestved 62-60
Horsholm and Naestved played a close game in which hosts had slightly more luck on their way to 62-60 win. Adama Darboe (190-G-86, agency: Rasmussen Services) and Jens Hakanowitz (204-F/C-80) led the way for winners with 17 and 16 points respectively. On the other side, Lars Hoirup and Mickey Dennis had 11 points apiece in loss.

Svendborg - Bakken 84-81
Svendborg also recorded narrow 84-81 win in their game against Bakken. Niccolai Iversen (205-F-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: San Jose City JC) had 19 points and 17 boards, while Johnell Smith (186-G-80, college: New Orleans) added 18. On the other side, not even 26 points by Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79, college: Oregon) was enough to avoid defeat.

SISU - Horsens IC 87-79
SISU hosted Horsens and had a fairly easy job winning the game 87-79. Mychal Kearse (194-G/F-83, college: Mt.St.Mary's) led the way for winners with 26 points while Mindaugas Kalvelis (205-C-80) added 25. For visitors, Rickey Claitt had game high 27 points.


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Sunday's games (4) review: Michael Harris scores 48 points for Rio Grande Valley Vipers - by Eurobasket News
Albuquerque - Iowa E. 85-100
The Iowa Energy opened up a 31 point lead over the Albuquerque Thunderbirds before coasting to a 100-85 win Sunday in Des Moines. The win moves Iowa to a league best 18-5 record on the season. Iowa jumped on the Thunderbirds early as Energy guard Curtis Stinson scored eight points in the first quarter to give the home team a 30-16 lead. Iowa extended their lead to 17 at the half and put Albuquerque away in the third quarter. Energy guard Jeff Trepagnier (6'4''-G-79, college: USC) scored 13 of his game high 27 points in the third as Iowa led by 30 points heading into the final quarter. Iowa finished with a season high 21 steals in the game as Trepagnier and Othyus Jeffers (6'5''-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Robert Morris) finished with 6 steals each. Stinson finished with 16 points and 7 assists in the win. Albuquerque was led by Carlos Powell's 24 points while Kevin Pittsnogle finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds. The loss drops the Thunderbirds to 9-11 on the season. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Utah F. - Bakersfield J. 97-93
A furious fourth-quarter rally trimmed a 19-point lead to as few as 2 in the final minute, but was not enough to lift the Bakersfield Jam to their fourth win as the team fell to 4-17 with a 97-93 loss to the Utah Flash. Utah was led by 17 points apiece from Dontell Jefferson (6'5''-G-83, college: Arkansas), Carlos Wheeler (6'8''-F/C-78, college: Campbellsville) (9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals) and Andre Ingram (7 rebounds, 3 assists). The Flash also got a Herculean effort on the interior from reserve forward Bennett Davis, who grabbed 15 boards and blocked two shots to go with his 12 points. Blake Ahearn, playing in his third game for the Jam, had by far his best performance - though his field-goal shooting struggles continued, Ahearn sank all nine of his free throw attempts and added eight assists and four steals. Reece Gaines also reached double figures for Bakersfield with 12 points on 4-for-11 shooting. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Rio Grande - Dakota W. 126-116
Two days after watching the Eastern Conference leading Iowa Energy leave town, the Dakota Wizards welcomed the Western Conference leading Rio Grande Valley Vipers to the Bismarck Civic Center. Michael Harris (6'6''-F-83, college: Rice) had a huge game for the Vipers, scoring 48 points and grabbing 24 rebounds to help Rio Grande Valley notch the win in a game that went into overtime. Along with Harris' big game, Ernest Scott (6'7''-F-82, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Valdosta St.) also scored 20 for the Vipers. Will Conroy put up a double-double for Rio Grande Valley with 18 points and 15 assists. Renaldo Major had another strong game for Dakota, scoring 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Cheyne Gadson also scored 17 points and dished out seven assists for the Wizards. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Erie Bay H. - Tulsa 66ers 102-97
Effort and execution are needed to win a game in the NBA Development League. The Tulsa 66ers had plenty of effort on Sunday afternoon, but failed to convert on scoring opportunities in the game's late stages, dropping a 102-97 decision to the Erie BayHawks at the Tulsa Convention Center. Frank Tolbert (6'4''-G-86, college: Auburn) drained 25 points in victory. Moses Ehambe (6'6''-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: ORU) also had 25, but in loss. *Courtesy of www.tulsaworld.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Morris ALMOND
  Springfield A.
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Almond, Springfi.28.3 
 2. Harris, Rio Grande27.5 
 3. Williams, Sioux F.25.8 
 4. Farmer, Reno B.24.2 
 5. Gaines, Idaho S.23.9 
 6. Howard, Ft.Wayne.22.4 
 7. Powell, Albuquerque22.3 
 8. Tolliver, Idaho S.21.4 
 9. Gee, Austin T.20.8 
 10. Jerrells, Austin.20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Jones, Austin T.15.3 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 4. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.11.1 
 5. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA11.1 
 6. Bryant, Erie Bay H.10.6 
 7. Barron, Iowa E.9.8 
 8. Simpson, Los A.9.7 
 9. Cummings, Spring.9.4 
 10. Harris, Rio Gran.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.8 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande8.2 
 3. Curry, Springfield A.7.5 
 4. Jackson, Erie B.7.3 
 5. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 6. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.6.9 
 7. Anderson, Rio G.6.5 
 8. McLeod, Albuquer.6.4 
 9. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.4 
 10. Clinkscales, Erie.6.2 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.7 
 2. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.4 
 3. Charlo, Reno B.2.4 
 4. Baker, Dakota W.2.3 
 5. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.3 
 6. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 7. Stinson, Iowa E.2.3 
 8. Jackson, Erie B.2.0 
 9. Powell, Albuquerque1.9 
 10. Robinson, Reno.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.4.1 
 2. Looby, Albuquerque2.9 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC2.9 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Looby, Rio Grande2.6 
 6. Trybanski, Reno B.2.4 
 7. Jones, Austin T.2.3 
 8. Hardin, Tulsa 66ers2.0 
 9. Blair, Bakersfield J.2.0 
 10. Reiner, Ft.Way.1.8 


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Santiago Transaction - by Oscar Peralta
Most teams in Santiago are already making moves in the market to try and have a very competitive team this season. One team is Cupes de los Pepines who has felt short the last few years. They just made a move for point guard Manny Quezada who just ended a solid college career at USF after a bumpy start at Rutgerts University. Is expected that he will carry his success to Santiago One of theif not top league in Dominican Republic which is set to start Feb 25.

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Weekend wins for Bulldogs and Wizards - by Gianni Pascucci
The Elmira Bulldogs continued their winning ways on Saturday night with a 118-112 win over the Newark Patrons. Elmira were playing with out three of the teams top players due to transportation issues, but Eric Bresett (6'8''-C-85) scored a team high 28 points adding 13 rebounds. Kenny Gethers (6'3''-G/F-85, college: RIT) added 23 pts and 12 rebs, Cameron Arterberry (6'5''-G/F-83) 22 pts and 10 rebs. The Newark Patrons were led by Rashaun Wilson (6'8''-F-82) who scored a game high 30 points in defeat. In the same night, the New York Wizards improved their record to 3-0 by prevailing over the Garden State Rebels 104-97. This time, the top Wizard performer was Mike McDuffie (6'4''-F-86, college: Adelphi), with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and four other teammates ended the game in double digits.


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. 3-0 
 2. New York W. 3-0 
 3. Connecticut S. 1-1 
 4. HV Hype 0-1 
Mid Atlantic Division
 1. DE Destroyers 3-0 
 2. Garden R. 0-2 
 3. Harrisburg H. 0-2 
 4. Newark P. 0-4 


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Super League Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Al Ittihad 20-2 
 2. Gezira 17-5 
 3. Zamalek 16-6 
 4. Geish Army 15-7 
 5. Sporting 13-9 
 6. Somouha 13-9 
 7. Ahly 12-10 
 8. Gasco 8-14 
 9. Shorta-Police 7-15 
 10. Al-Intaj 6-16 
 11. Masr Ins. 5-17 
 12. Tanta 0-22 


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Benetton Treviso hire Jasmin Repesa - by Eurobasket News
Benetton Treviso decided to make a chance on the bridge. They split ways with Francesco Vitucci and appointed Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) at head coaching position. Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) has worked in Italy for seven straight seasons in between 2002 and 2009. He guided Bologna and Lottomatica Roma. Earlier Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) was at helm of Cibona Zagreb, Tofas in Turkey and Slask Wroclaw in Poland. Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) led the Croatian National Team at the 2009 EuroBasket in Poland. Benetton are currently at 7-7 record in Seria A. They also reached Last 16 stage of EuroCup.


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Zabian Dowdell to join Unicaja - by Eurobasket News
Unicaja continued to strengthen the roster. The Malaga outfit is about to land Zabian Dowdell (191-G-84, college: Virginia Tech). The 25-year-old guard was last seen in the D-League where he played for the Tulsa 66ers. Zabian Dowdell averaged 12.9 points, 3.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game. Last season Zabian Dowdell spent in Italy. The guard tallied 19.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals for Monferrato. Unicaja also released Taquan Dean (193-G-83, college: Louisville). The guard averaged 11.7 points in Euroleague and 9.3 points per game in the ACB.


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Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. Tarmo 12-2 
 2. Lapua 11-3 
 3. Honka 10-3 
 4. Jyvaskyla 10-4 
 5. LoKoKo 8-6 
 6. Huima 7-7 
 7. BC Nokia 6-8 
 8. Ura Basket 5-8 
 9. JKS 4-10 
 10. Wartti 3-10 
 11. Kerava ET 3-10 
 12. Namika II 3-11 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Rob HAYNES
  Lapua
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Haynes, Lapua23.1 
 2. Swanston, Lapua22.8 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo21.6 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo20.8 
 5. Leggett, Huima19.9 
 6. Stamper, JKS19.3 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia18.9 
 8. Jallow, JKS18.4 
 9. Sampay, Huima17.8 
 10. Favors, J.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsene TOWA
  Kerava ET
  (191-F-81)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Towa, Kerava ET13.4 
 2. Nash, Lapua13.2 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo13.1 
 4. Sampay, Huima11.9 
 5. Leggett, Huima11.8 
 6. Jallow, JKS11.5 
 7. Douglas, Ura Basket11.3 
 8. Pichon, LoKoKo10.8 
 9. Stamper, JKS10.4 
 10. King, Jyvasky.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  JKS
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Favors, JKS4.7 
 2. Ramey, LoKoKo4.3 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.2 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo3.1 
 5. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.9 
 6. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia2.6 
 8. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 9. Juvonen, JKS2.4 
 10. Pekkola, Namika2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ville PEKKOLA
  Namika Lahti
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Pekkola, Namika II3.3 
 2. Nash, Lapua3.3 
 3. Stamper, JKS2.5 
 4. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 5. Favors, JKS2.4 
 6. King, Jyvaskyla2.2 
 7. Conerly, Tarmo2.2 
 8. Korhonen, Kerava ET2.1 
 9. Hanninen, Wartti2.1 
 10. Little, Wart.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Justice GRAHAM
  Tarmo
  (195-G-79)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 2. Ojala, JKS0.8 
 3. Johansson, Namika I.0.8 
 4. Hale, Tarmo0.7 
 5. Hassinen, Wartti0.7 
 6. Paivinen, Wartti0.6 
 7. Leggett, Huima0.6 
 8. Streng, Namika II0.6 
 9. Malinen, Jyvaskyla0.5 
 10. Raami, Hon.0.5 


KORISLIIGA: KTP better in TV-game - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 27: One TV-game tonight. KTP (Kotka) was a little bit better at home than visitor Karhu (Kauhajoki). KTP won by 12: 84-72 (41-39). Quarters: 27-21, 14-18, 18-17, 25-16. KTP playing and winning as a team, Kauhajoki playing too much with individuals 1 against 1. And when Karhu's American players got in foul troubles, Reggie Golson (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: SE Missouri St.) fouled out of the game, KTP controled the last minutes winning the 15th time this season. Isaac Spencer (198-F-77, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Murray St.) led the hosts with 26 pts and 12 rbs. Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) added 24 pts. G Maurice Horton (183-G-84, college: Mount Olive) (Karhu) was strong during the second half. Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) got tired at the end, but grabbed game high 19 rbs anyway.
KTP - Kauhajoki 84-72 (41-39) (Isaac Spencer 26/12, Eric Washington 24, Ryan McDade 15, Pasi Heinonen 10 - Maurice Horton 19, Reggie Golson 17, Eldar Skamo 15, Jeremiah Wood 13/19).



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  FRANCE   


Gelabale will stay in Cholet - by Maxime Lory
Cholet Basket announces today that the french forward, Mickael Gelabale (201-F-83) will stay in the team until the end of the season. Gelebale, former player of Real Madrid and Seattle Supersonics had diferent clauses in his contract, but he decided to continue with team. After his knee injury, he joined the team in November and average 8.7ppg and 5.1rpg. With Samuel Mejia, he helps Cholet Basket to be leader of Pro A with 13-2.

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Jason Boone (BG Goettingen) Wants To Take The New York Jets Momentum Into The EWE Baskets Oldenburg Game January 19th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone is a 24 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He is playing his third season with MEG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Two seasons ago, he had a short stay with Bernau before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. Last season, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7%. This season, he is averaging 21 minutes per game and is averaging 11,0ppg, 5,6rpg and 1,1bs. He took some time to talk to eurobasket about the upcoming game against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on December 12th.




Congrats on the 86-60 win against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. You guys have no Chris Oliver, have the Eurochallenge stress, so how does the team conserve all this energy?


At this level of basketball it's obvious that everyone has talent, I think in the majority of games played, the team that plays with more energy wins. It's no secret that we pride ourselves on that, the fans are tremendous and obviously help, but at the end of the day if you are used to bringing that energy everyday in practice, it becomes natural.



You had a monster game with seven points, ten rebounds and two blocked shots. Obviously, you always want to win first, but if you had to choose what do you do rather grab rebounds or score?


As a big man I know that giving up an offensive rebound is one of the worse things you can do. Going hard to the boards not only wears down your opponent but gives you easier opportunities to score. Not to mention it's the first stat our coach always looks at. No question, rebounding.



Michael Meeks had a great game scoring 16 points in 18 minutes. the guy hardly plays, and then has two incredible games. What do you admire most about him?


Meeks drank from the 'fountain of youth' at some point last week. With Chris McNaughton going down in Ludwigsburg, we relied on Mike for some serious minutes. As a veteran he understands the game better than anyone else I've ever played with and as a big man he's really helped me learn a lot. I guess more than anything I admire his ability to be a true 'team' player.



The next game is against The EWE Baskets Oldenburg. They are quietly in second place and have a four game winning streak. They are at about 70% playing wise and will get even better. What makes this team so dangerous?

Where would you like me to begin? The high level of talent in the backcourt, a solid frontline, one of the best coaches in the league? Being the only Euroleague representative in the BBL every team is going to make it a point to play their best against them, but with such an experienced team, it's always easier said than done.



The Oldenburg inside big men take the fewest shots inside. Does that surprise you? Could that be an advantage for BG Goettingen?


I didn't know that, but that is something we can definitely use to our advantage, sometimes teams like to slow it down and look inside against us, but that's because we like to speed up the game, if it becomes a fast pace game for 40 minutes, I think it plays into our hands.



What do you like most about the challenge of playing against Ruben Boumtje Boumtje?


As a child playing basketball in my backyard I used to pretend that I was on John Thompson's Georgetown Hoyas. Since I didn't end up going there/playing for him it's always a personal challenge anytime I can play against someone who did. Plus the fact that he's experienced, played in the NBA, and has what I want more than anything (a BBL championship).


Everyone talks about Ricky Paulding and Jason Gardner, but this season it has been more the Je kel Foster show. I guess you guys know that if he gets off to a hot start that will carry his team to success. Frankfurt witnessed that last weekend. Will that be a key aspect on defense to annoy Foster?


Like I said, this team is too talented to be shut down, but we feel with our style of play, we can definitely annoy the people that have the ball in their hands for the majority of the time. We definitely do not want to let Foster get hot against us because it will be a long night, but our plan is nothing more than to just play with more energy and outwork them.




Congrats on the New York Jets win? Are the Jets for real? How they gonna beat the Colts? Please find a way to stuff Peyton Manning!


Jets, Jets, Jets, Jets! Believe it or not the Jest have the best Rushing Offense in the NFL as well as the best Team Defense. So if you can control the clock and shut teams down, that makes you 'for real.' Peyton lives for big games, is awesome at home and has proven time and time again that good offense beats good defense but that's why we play the game. Let's Go New York



Who do you see in the Saints-Vikings game as winning?


If you asked me 4 weeks ago I would have said the Saints immediately but I'm going to go with the Vikings...maybe it's the purple.



What was the last DVD that you saw?

My teammate Taj Finger has been writing a movie script while recovering from his shoulder injury and I've read the majority of it...I'm not saying it won't be a major motion picture but if it comes out straight to DVD does that count?


Yes that counts. Thanks Jason for the quick interesting chat!


Thanks.


Chris Copeland (TBB Trier) Postgame Thoughts To 78-62 Win Against The Duesseldorf Giants - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Christopher Copeland (203-F-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Colorado) is a 25 year old 203 cm power forward from Orange, New Jersey. He went to the University of Colorado from 2002-2006. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 12.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 44%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 68.8%. In his first season overseas, he played for Beirasar Rosalia (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five), only pre-season, then moved to C.B. L'Hospitalet (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five) playing 4 games averaging 4.0ppg, 8.0rpg and then moved to Matrixx Magix Nijmegen (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five) playing 28 games and averaging 18.0ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.5spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 79.3%. Last season, he moved to Germany to TBB Trier playing 34 games averaging 13.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 74.8%. Chris Spoke to Eurobasket following the 78-62 win against The Duesseldorf Giants.

How big was this win snapping the six game losing streak? How did the team motivate itself coming into the game?

This was good for us to show how good we can be. Dusseldorf is a tough team but we focused in and played great as a unit.

Your injury against Alba Berlin didnt effect you as you scored 20 points. How did you feel? Were you at 100%?

Haha it definitely affected me. Still not a hundred percent, but had a good enough percentage to help the team.

TBB Trier quickly got their offense scoring 25 points in the first quarter. Was TBB Trier able to get their game plan going in the first half leading 41-29?


Definitely. We just wanted to keep the ball moving and be more fluent offensively than we had been those last few games. I think we did a great job of that in the start.

In the third quarter, TBB Trier exploded for 25 points to have the 65-43 lead. The game seemed decided at this point. What did coach Yves De Fragne tell the team to do in the fourth quarter?

Stay focused. We learned a hard lesson early in the season on how quickly good leads can disappear. He made sure to keep us in line so that wouldn't happen.


I would say key was holding Brendan Winters and Koko Archibong to five points and seven shots combined. But then again they only played 29 minutes combined. One wont see a shortage of production in a game by both combined often.

Yes that definitely was a factor. I think our guys took challenges individually on stopping them, but we did a great job of playing team defense. Koko and Brendan are great players and we wanted to limit their opportunities as much as possible.

You werent the most efficient player, but Maksym Shtein was who scored 13 points and nine rebounds in 15 minutes. Can you predict on certain days when the Ukrainian train will be close to unstoppable?


Certain Days? Max will always be a huge factor for us. Even when the numbers aren't the same he brings energy and experience to the floor. He is huge for the team ALL days haha

Are you surprised how ineffective The Duesseldorf Giants are this season? They arent a team one would of expected being near the bottom. Why is this team not higher in the standings and will they climb the standings?


I don't want to speak negatively about them. I think there are too many games left to be played. They have the pieces, for example Winters is one of the best shooters in the league and obviously Archibong is a tough matchup. I expect things to get better if guys can stay healthy for them.

What is your summary of TBB Trier at the halftime in the BEKO BBL. I guess the only way is up and the team needs to get more consistent?


Haha I guess that works for an answer.

What was the last DVD that you saw?

Not a DVD, but last Movie Avatar.

Thanks Chris fort he chat! Good luck against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners.


Thanks.



Chris Oliver (BG Goettingen) Post Game Thoughts To 86-60 Win Against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig Game January 16th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Chris Oliver (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Radford) is a 24 year old 198cm forward playing his second season with MEG Goetingen. He is a athletic forward that has great hands, the versatility to play inside and outside, with three-point range on his jump shot, and has tremendous poise and maturity. He played at Radford from 2003-2007 and in his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 18.8ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.9spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 48.7%, 3Pts: 25.8%, FT: 74.8%. He came to Germany in 2007-2008 and played for the Kaiserslautern Braves of the PRO A playing 30 games: Score-2 (20.5ppg), Reb-5 (9.0rpg), 1.2apg, 1.3spg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 56%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 79.6%. Last season in Goettingen, he averaged 10.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4spg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 75.5% in 34 games. He spoke to Eurobasket after the brilliant win against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig 86-60.

Congrats on the 86-60 win. I guess they didnt need you:lol But really what a team effort to score 86 points without you huh?

It was a great team effort last night. They definately didnt need me. The team played GREAT defense and played very well together.

How difficult is it watching and not being able to help out?

Its very hard to sit on the sideline and not be able to play. Especially because I am so competitive. But our team is very deep and when someone is not playing everyone steps their game up.

Are you like a second coach on the sideline or do you just keep quiet and let John Patrick coach?

I dont help him coach, but I just cheer for my teammates. Sometimes I tell them what I see from the sideline, but I let JP handle all the coaching.

BG Goettingen outscored Braunschweig 29-11 in the first quarter. The game seemed decided here. Did Braunschweig not come to terms with the annoying Goettingen playing style?

That was one of the best defensive quarters I think I have ever seen. The team came out focused and full of energy. We were sharing the ball very well offensively too for easy baskets.

BG Goettingen led 72-48 after three quarters. Were you shocked how easy everything was working for BG Goettingen.

No I wasnt shocked. We were focused and determined the whole game and when we play like that I am never surprised by how well we play.

Braunschweig are unable to compensate the loses of Nate Fox and Michael Hicks. Do they need some reinforcements at this point of the season?

Its always tough for a team when you lose a player like Fox or Hicks. But Braunschweig is still a very talented team without them.

Was it a goal to limit Heiko Schaffartzik to as little shots as possible? He only took five shots.

We just wanted to make sure we pressured anyone who had the ball. We didnt have any special goals or anything for any one player.

I guess when you have a little used 36 year old Michael Meeks come in and score 16 points in 18 minutes, everything pretty much has to be going right for you. How difficult must it be for Meeks to play so strong two games in a row after sitting, sitting and sitting the last weeks?

Meeks has been playing very well for us the past two games. He is a veteran and knows that his number can be called at anytime and he has been stepping up every opportunity that he has gotten. I dont think it is difficult for him. Even though he wasnt playing he is still very skilled.

What is your summary to the first half of the BG Goettingen season? What have been the positives and negatives?

I am happy with the first half of the season. We have won some tough games in the BBL and in the Eurochallenge. The only negative is we werent playing well on the road early in the season.

What was the last DVD that you saw?

Final Destination 4

Thanks for the chat Chris!


Thanks.



1. Regionalliga West News - by Daniel Poerschke
In the 1. Regionalliga West the NOMA Iserlohn Kangaroos will have their third coach of the season, after Andreas Klippert stepped down on Friday afternoon, citing personal and medical reasons for his decision. So manager Michael Dahmen took over the team against BBV Hagen. Iserlohn won 119:100, thanks to a 35-Point Performance by Frank Benson (196-F-82, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Oklahoma Baptist) and 30 Points by Steve Janzen (191-G-82). Dahmen will now serve as the clubs Head Coach until the end of the season.
UBC Muenster added US big man Brice Brooks (201-F-86, agency: Liman Sports, college: Sacred Heart) to their roster. Brooks started the season with TV Langen of the Pro A, but was released in December after psting 6.3ppg and 2.7rpg in six games. In his first game against Wulfen on Saturday, Brooks had 6 points and 3 Rebounds. Muenster still won the game 82:78, because Hayden Heiber (188-G-86, agency: Scorers1st Sportmanagement, college: Chaminade) had a great game with 35 Points, 7 Rebounds, 7 Assists, 6 Steals and only 1 Turnover in 40 Minutes.


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Panionios land Dejan Borovnjak - by Eurobasket News
Panionios ensured the services of Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86, agency: Beo Basket). The 23-year-old forward started the season in Lietuvos Rytas. He tallied 10.8 points, 5.4 boards and 1.6 steals per game in the LKL. In Euroleague Dejan Borovnjak notched 5.1 points and 3.5 boards per appearance. The forward helped Serbia to win the World University Games in Belgrade this year. Borovnjak averaged 8.6 points and 5.6 boards at the tournament.


Second Division: Round 13 The Visitors day! - by Chris Mammides
An amazing and very important road wins from Panelefsiniakos took place yesterday afternoon in Lavrio. Coach Giorgos Skarafingas beat Coach Serelis and made a crucial step towards the A2 division. We had another three road wins from Panerythraikos in Argos against the home team of AEK, Apollon Patras in Evosmos against the local team of AIAS and Megas Alexandros against Apollon Kalamarias in Kalamaria. The MVP of this week was for another round Gannis Rodostoglou (197-G-83) who scored 27 points and lead his team in another victory. The results and the top scores in more analysis are as follows.

AEK Argous - Panerythraikos 60-70
Quarters: 17-21, 32-41, 44-55, 60-70.
AEK Argous: Gavanopoulos 13, Bellis 12.
Panerythraikos: Kallaniotis 13, Hopson 15, Haralambakis 14


AIAS Evosmou Apollon Patras 57-64
Quarters: 9-23, 24-41, 38-54, 57-64.
AIAS Evosmou: Papapetrou 17, Filiousis 14
Apollon Patras: Nikolaidis 12, Veskoukis 19.

Mantoulidis Anagennisi Floga 102 85
Quarters: 18-26, 42-37, 73-66, 102-85.
Mantoulidis: Gakis 10, Katsivelis 23, Trantas 20, Dalpas 15, Pallis 20
Anagennisi Floga: Galanidis 18, Georgoulas 22, Karipidis 13.

Apollon - M. Alexandros 64-65
Quarters: 17-21, 30-31, 41-50, 64-65.
Apollon Kalamatas: Kloutzos 11, Nanis 20, Thymnios 14
M. Alexandros: Dimas 10, Hrisohou 15, Maltesios 12, Kigmetoglou 12

Lavrio - Panelefsiniakos 74-79
Quarters: 21-11, 34-35, 57-57, 74-79
Lavrio: Giannakopoulos 27, Psileas 19
Panelefsiniakos: Tirlas 25, Avramidis 12.

Pierikos Arhealaos Keravnos Aigio 80-71
Quarters: 22-13, 38-28, 58-46, 80-71.
Pierikos Arhelaos: Mitsakis 12, Raptis 11, Gogidis 11, Gannis Rodostoglou 27, Cuk 10.
Keravnos Aigio: Grammatikos 15, Samourellis 17, Georgaros 22

Komotini - MENT 81-73
Quarters: 22-9, 43-25, 57-47, 81-73
Komotini: Dinas 21, Koutsovasilis 10, Veli 17 Paratsoukidis 12
MENT: Athanasiadis 16, Brozos 20, Makris 10

Doukas Ag. Paraskevi 83-73
Quarters: 22-25, 44-40, 65-60, 83-73
Doukas: Majitombe 12, Yfantis 18, Papoulidis 18, Papoulidis 22.
Agia PAraskevi: Sarikas 23, Hatzikostis 12, Mougios 12.



Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Jamie ARNOLD
  Peristeri GS
  (203-F-75)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Arnold, Perister.18.6 
 2. Erceg, Panionios18.4 
 3. Abrams, Trikalla17.3 
 4. Green, AEK16.4 
 5. Harris, VAP K.16.3 
 6. Childress, Olympiakos16.0 
 7. Kleiza, Olympiakos15.5 
 8. Gregory, PAOK15.5 
 9. Green, Olimpia L.15.3 
 10. Monroe, PA.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.9.6 
 2. Bryant, Panionios9.4 
 3. Francis, AEK7.6 
 4. Arnold, Perister.7.6 
 5. Carter, Ilysiakos7.1 
 6. Homan, Marousi BC6.6 
 7. Vougioukas, Panellin.6.4 
 8. Erceg, Panionios6.4 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.3 
 10. Kakiouzis, Ar.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  Olympiakos
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Teodosic, Olympiakos5.3 
 2. Papaloukas, Olymp.4.1 
 3. Dickel, Trikalla4.0 
 4. Collins, Kavala/P.4.0 
 5. Lukas, Marousi BC3.9 
 6. Karidas, Ilysiakos3.8 
 7. Diamantidis, Panath.3.7 
 8. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.7 
 9. Green, AEK3.5 
 10. Spanoulis, Pana.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Clifford HAMMONDS
  Peristeri GS
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hammonds, Perister.2.0 
 2. Nikolaidis, AEK1.9 
 3. Green, Olimpia L.1.8 
 4. Collins, Kavala/P.1.8 
 5. Karidas, Ilysiakos1.8 
 6. Blakney, Panellinios1.8 
 7. Petway, Ilysiakos1.7 
 8. Diamantidis, Panath.1.7 
 9. Katsares, Trikalla1.6 
 10. Cummings, Ilysiak.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Ilysiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.6 
 3. Harissis, VAP K.1.4 
 4. Homan, Marousi BC1.3 
 5. Mavroidis, Marou.1.2 
 6. Fotsis, Panathinaikos1.1 
 7. Francis, AEK0.9 
 8. Carter, Ilysiakos0.9 
 9. Arnold, Perister.0.8 
 10. Dozier, VAP.0.8 


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Easy night for Maccabi - by Ryan Lexer
Maccabi has not shone bright recently in the Euroleague, but they had no difficulty in last nights match up again Hapoel Jerusalem with a 103-78 victory in Tel Aviv.

Maccabi 'Electra' Tel - Aviv 103 - Hapoel 'Migdal' Jerusalem 78 2 great quarters of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, led by Guy Paninis 23 points gave the Yellows to an easy night of basketball.

Trey Simmons,started the game off on the right foot for Jerusalem with his three point shooting, but good performances by Yaniv Green and Chuck Adison kept Maccabi up with the Reds. After a few minutes of lackluster performance by Maccabi, Jerusalem found themselves up 20-15 with three minutes to go in the 1st quarter and the game looked like it was going to be a good one. Pini Gershon switched to a smaller line up with Bluthenthal and inserted Perkins into the game. Unanswered baskets from Maccabi's Anderson and Adison had the score at 24-25 with only a little time left in the quarter. Adison continued to score as did Naimi who returned to the game for Jerusalem. The quarter ended 29-27 to the Reds.

Guy Panini entered the second quarter and scored on a pair of threes. Limonad added a three as well and Maccabi took the lead 36-33 with 7 minutes until halftime. Panini continued his 3 point bombing along with a big basket by Derek Fisher that catapulted Maccabi to a 7 point lead with 5 minutes left. Maccabis defense kicked in to gear, the crowd came alive and Maccabi started to extend the lead. Another three pointer from Limonad and 5 points from David Bluthenthal gave Maccabi a 15 point edge 51-36 and the first half closed 53-40.

2 minutes into the 3rd, Sharon Sason hit 2 threes and was able to close the gap to 8 points, while also returning the momentum to the Jerusalem fans. Not long after, Maccabi's Wisniewski made a three of his own, the first of the game for him and helped Maccabi steady itself with a 10 point lead after 3 minutes. Wisniewski and Panini continued to be excellent helping Maccabi to be up 66-54 score. Sasoon continued to rain threes but Maccabi in general was very good on defense, led by team Captain Derek Sharp. Maccabi closed the 3rd quarter 79-64.

The 4th quarter saw Maccabi fall asleep a bit, but a 3 pointer from Adison at the 7 minute mark woke up the Yellows and they continued to fly forward without looking back. More 3 pointers and dunks ensued in garbage time, the home town crowd was on their feet and Maccabi wrapped up the game 103-78.


Premier L. Round: 10 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Macc.Haifa - Ironi Ashkelon 86-68
Maccabi Haifa improved to 8-2 record defeating Ironi Ashkelon 86:68. Davon Jefferson (203-F-86, college: USC) stepped up with 21 points, Hagag Dror nailed 14, while Mizrahi Moshe and Ben David Amit posted 12 each. Sales Brooks responded with 24 points and 10 boards for Ironi.

Maccabi T-A - Hap.Jerusalem 103-78
Maccabi T-A is superb with 10-0 record after another win over Hapoel Jerusalem 103:78. Guy Pnini (201-G/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services) led the leagu-leaders with 23 points, while Eidson Chuck followed with 17. Lyons Leo delivered 18 points for the team from Jerusalem.

Bnei Hasharon - Netanya 64-63
Belcher Segado and Steele Ronald combined 24 points as their Bnei Hasharon stun Netanya 64:63. Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) responded with 17 points in defeat and Killingsworth Marco collected 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Galil Gilboa - Ironi Ramat G. 87-77
Galil Gilboa shares the second spot with 8-2 record after the victory over Ironi Ramat 87:77. Elishay Kadir (202-F-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) and Randle Brian top-scored for the winners with 25 points each, while Dowell Dion notched 13. Ewing Brandon poured in 20 points in the losing effort.

Hapoel Holon - Ironi Nahariya 82-73
Hapoel Holon overcame Ironi Nahariya 82:73 in the last game of the Regular Season Round 10. Dwayne Mitchell (194-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: La-Lafayette) led the way with 21 points and Nir Jonhatan posted 15. Greer LaMarr ended up with 19 points in the losing effort and Taggart Shawn added 18.

Macc.Rishon LZ - Hapoel Afula 91-76
Maccabi Rishon LZ cruised past Hapoel Afula 91:76 as Larry O'Bannon (191-F-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Louisville) posted 26 points, Grizzard Rod followed him with 23 and Ben-Chimol Avi had 20 points and dished out 12 assists. Dentmon Justin finished the night with 22 points for Hapoel Afula.



Standings - BSL
Premier L. Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 10-0 
 2. Macc.Haifa 8-2 
 3. Galil Gilboa 8-2 
 4. Jerusalem 7-3 
 5. Netanya 6-4 
 6. Bnei Hasharon 5-5 
 7. Hap.Afula 4-6 
 8. Ashkelon 4-6 
 9. Rishon LZ 4-6 
 10. Hapoel Holon 2-8 
 11. Ironi Nahariya 2-8 
 12. Ramat Gan 0-10 


Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan sign John Sharper - by Netanel Dahan
Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan signed 26-year old American guard John Sharper (186-G-84, college: San Diego St.). Sharper started this season with Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios in Cyprus. It is his second professional season. Last year he played at Budivelnik Kyiv in Ukraine, where in 9 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg.
At his first offical game in the Israeli league John scored 17 points stolen 4 balls,had 5 assists and grabbed 2 rebounds.



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Standings - B1
A dilettanti Standings
Group A
 1. Fortitudo BO 15-2 
 2. Forli 14-3 
 3. Ozzano 14-3 
 4. Brescia 11-5 
 5. Trento 10-7 
 6. Treviglio 9-8 
 7. Omegna 9-8 
 8. Tezenis Verona 8-9 
 9. Montecatini 7-9 
 10. Castelletto 7-10 
 11. Osimo 6-11 
 12. Fidenza 6-11 
 13. Trieste 5-12 
 14. Riva del Garda 5-12 
 15. Jesolo S.Dona 0-16 
Group B
 1. Barcellona 13-3 
 2. Ostuni 12-4 
 3. Ferentino 10-6 
 4. Comsum.it SI 9-7 
 5. Perugia 9-7 
 6. San Severo 9-7 
 7. Palestrina 9-7 
 8. Trapani 9-7 
 9. S.Antimo 8-8 
 10. Ruvo 7-9 
 11. Matera 7-9 
 12. Agrigento 6-10 
 13. Molfetta 2-14 
 14. Potenza 2-14 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  Benetton TV
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM21.6 
 3. Goss, Scafati .21.5 
 4. Crispin, Enel B.19.6 
 5. Kemp, Banco Sard.19.3 
 6. Slay, Carmatic PT19.2 
 7. Rowe, Banco Sard.19.1 
 8. Boyette, Miro R.18.3 
 9. Jackson, Fastw.18.1 
 10. Hines, Prima Vero.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare13.3 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.1 
 4. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.9.2 
 5. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.9 
 6. Chiacig, Scafati .8.4 
 7. Hines, Prima Veroli8.4 
 8. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.7 
 9. Vanuzzo, Banco S.7.7 
 10. Thomas, Enel Brindi.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.9 
 2. Brown, Snaidero UD4.6 
 3. Hatten, UCC C.4.3 
 4. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.1 
 5. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 6. Garris, Umana R.3.4 
 7. Scarone, Riviera .3.3 
 8. Slay, Carmatic PT3.3 
 9. Crispin, Enel B.3.1 
 10. Draper, Prima Vero.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  UCC Casalpus.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Hatten, UCC C.3.6 
 2. Goss, Scafati .3.4 
 3. Hines, Prima Veroli3.3 
 4. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.0 
 5. Draper, Prima Veroli3.0 
 6. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 7. Skinn, Carmatic PT2.9 
 8. Boyette, Miro R.2.9 
 9. Rowe, Banco Sard.2.8 
 10. DeVecchi, Banco.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Troy OSTLER
  UCC Casalpus.
  (209-F-78)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ostler, UCC C.2.1 
 2. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 3. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.0 
 4. Hines, Prima Veroli1.7 
 5. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.5 
 6. Hubalek, Banco S.1.1 
 7. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 9. Brkic, Snaidero UD0.9 
 10. Hall, Fastweb0.9 


A Dilettanti Weekend Results - by Armando Caporaso
Group A

In the Round 18 very important victory for Bologna, that takes advantage of the defeat of Forli' and remains alone at first place in standing, with 15 wins and only 2 defeats. At Treviglio, against Co.Mark, the Fortitudo wins for 104-101 after an overtime. Davide Reati (193-G-88) is the best scorer of the match with 39 points and 14/21 at shoot! For the winners Alessandro Cittadini (207-C/F-79) signs 24 points, catch 7 rebounds and 5 steals. 19 points for Gennaro Sorrentino (185-G-85) with 9/10 at free throw, 16 points and 8 rebounds for Silvio Gigena (200-F-75) and good job of Davide Lamma (192-G-76, agency: Players Group), whit 15 points and 4 assist. Ozzano exceeds Montecatini for 76-65 and reaches the second place with Forli' at 28 points. Good performances for Stevan Stojkov (182-G-89) with 12 points and 7 assists and Davide Rosignoli (202-F-88), that closes with 13 points and 6 rebounds. For Agricola 17 points of Davide Parente (187-G-83) and 10 points and 6 rebounds for Edoardo Persico (208-C-87, agency: Players Group). Trento wins against Forli', that loses the first place in standing. 75-74 the final for Bitumcalor thanks Stefano Gentile (189-G-89), 15 points and 6 assist, and Francesco Ferrienti (200-F/C-81), 17 points and 7/9 at shoot, helped by Gianluca Ghedini (193-G-82), starts by the bench, that closes with 12 points and 7 fouls suffered. For VemSistemi 16 points of Claudio Tommasini (190-G-91) and 18 points, with 8 rebounds (4 offensives), 5 steals and 5 assist, for Andres Forray (188-G-86). Riva, with the result of 88-75, destroys Jesolo, still without wins in this season (0-16 the record!). Luca Bertolini (190-G-85) is the MVP with 30 points and 7 assist. 20 points and 4 steals for Dario Scodavolpe (193-G/F-83). For the visitors 22 points for Massimo Guerra (192-G-69) and Alessio Carniato (198-F-78) (with 8 rebounds). In the other matches:

Tezenis Verona - Nobili Castelletto 73-82 (L.Conte 27 pts, F.Bellina 11 reb, F.Prelazzi 3 blk)
Paffoni Omegna - Edilcost Osimo 96-65 (P.Picazio 21 pts, A.Gennari 12 reb, T.Tempestini 4 ass)
Acegas Trieste - Siram Fidenza 90-93 (P.Nanut 22 pts & 6 stl, N.Lorenzetto 10 reb, S.Lenardon 5 ass)

Group B

After 16 matches Barcellona confirms his first place with a victory against S.Severo for 84-77. Ryan Bucci (192-G/F-81, college: C.W. Post) is best scorer with 25 points and 9/18 at shoot. 12 points and 4 assist for Francesco Guarino (182-G-79). Not enough the excellent performance of Andrea Iannilli (207-C-84) at San Severo: 21 points (7/11 by 2), 10 rebounds and 8 fouls suffered. Ostuni wins on the court of Molfetta for 85-83 thanks Domenico Morena (210-F/C-70), that closes with 20 points, 8 rebounds and a perfect 8/8 at shoot. For the losers 25 points of Maurizio Cucinelli (196-F-79) and 20 of Andrea Malamov (196-G-83). Ferentino exceeds Siena for 86-59 and with this victory is thrid alone in standing with 20 points. 16 points in only 15 minutes for Gabriele Guastaferro (178-G-91), 19 points for Matteo Metz (195-G-88) and Mauro Bonaiuti (192-G-78), that adds 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 5 assist. Marco Portannese (194-G/F-89, agency: Players Group) is best player of Siena with 16 points but 7 turnovers. Mike Gizzi (196-G/F-75, college: La Salle) leads S.Antimo at the win against Palestrina (81-66) with 25 points and 9/14 at shoot. 16 points and 7 rebounds for Filippo Politi (205-C-80, agency: Interperformances) in 23 minutes but the MVP is Simone Gatti (201-F-82), that signs 15 points, catches 11 rebounds and 5 steals. Stefano Laudoni (197-G/F-89) is best scorer for Palestrina with 18 points. The other results:

Adriatica Ruvo - Bawer Matera 65-55 (A.Zerini 15 pts, D.Zambon 14 reb, G.Palombita 6 ass)
Basket Trapani - Moncada Agrigento 83-79 (M.Evangelisti 26 pts, D.Pennisi 11 reb)

Publisys Potenza - Liomatic Perugia 65-66 (M.Pazzi 19 pts & 10 reb, F.Labella 4 ass)


Benetton Treviso hire Jasmin Repesa - by Eurobasket News
Benetton Treviso decided to make a chance on the bridge. They split ways with Francesco Vitucci and appointed Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) at head coaching position. Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) has worked in Italy for seven straight seasons in between 2002 and 2009. He guided Bologna and Lottomatica Roma. Earlier Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) was at helm of Cibona Zagreb, Tofas in Turkey and Slask Wroclaw in Poland. Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) led the Croatian National Team at the 2009 EuroBasket in Poland. Benetton are currently at 7-7 record in Seria A. They also reached Last 16 stage of EuroCup.


Serie A, Top Players of Week 14 - by Stefano Pini
Mvp
Ebi Ere (195-G/F-81, college: Oklahoma) - Pepsi Caserta - 30 points (12/16 FG), 5 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists
Caserta improved to a 10-4 record. They lost 4 games on the road against teams that have a 23-5 of homerecord. The challenge for Sacripanti will be train the ambitions of his team, working hard to confirm an high spot in the standing.
Ebi Ere is Mvp of the week for the second time in this season and against Ferrara was a jackhammer for the whole game.

Best Italian Player
Marco Cusin (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances) - Vanoli Cremona - 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 asissts, 5 steals, 2 blocks
Good reaction for Cremona after 5 games lost in a row. The italian big man dominated under the boards moving very well his feet, running very well in fastbreak, taking important shots also from outside. Against Varese he realized his carrer high but he'll be able to show his qualities again during this season.

Best Euro Player
Donatas Motiejunas (213-C-90, agency: Interperformances) - Benetton Treviso - 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals
How consider Benetton's season? They failed Euroleague qualification, but is the only italian team that will go on in Eurocup. In Serie A they are 7-7, not a negative record, but they lost against Ferrara-Varese-Cremona, three teams that will fight against relegation. .. Gary Neal (193-G-84, college: Towson) is having a MVP season but Treviso needs that other players will make a step forward. If the Baltic Sensation will continue to play with energy like yesterday, Benetton's season could change.

Honorable Mention
Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) - Montepaschi Siena - 20 points, 6 rebounds
Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Princeton) - Benetton Treviso - 17 points, 13 rebounds
Petteri Koponen (193-G-88) - Canadian Solar Bologna - 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Daniele Cavaliero (189-G-84) - Sigma Coatings Montegranaro - 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Joe Smith (193-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: Al.-Huntsville) - Angelico Biella - 20 points, 3 assists


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BJ League Round: 16 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Saitama Bron. - Fukuoka Rizing 79-95
Fukuoka Rizing improved to 18-10 record defeating Saitama Broncos 95:78. Michael Parker (200-G/F-81, college: Evergreen St.) led the way with 26 points and 15 rebounds, while Bryant Marlyn added 19. Roberts Terrence notched 20 points and had 12 boards in defeat.

Shiga Lakestars - Sendai 89ers 71-88
Sendai 89ers grabbed 16-10 record beating Shiga Lakestars 88:71. Six players scored in double digits for the winners as Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86, college: San Diego) led all of them with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nash Bobby replied with 16 points in the losing effort.

Oita H.Devils - Niigata Albirex 83-75
Oita H.Devils are 11'15 after the win over Niigata Albirex 83:75. Ricky Woods (194-F/G-84, college: SE Louisiana) exploded with 40 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and Bell Michael added 22 points. Butorac Paul answered with 18 points in the losing case.

Shiga Lakestars - Sendai 89ers 65-83
Shiga Lakestars lost to Sendai 89ers 65:83 as the latter got 20 points from each Josh Peppers (201-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Cent.Florida) and Guions Demetrius. Joho Masashi poured in 13 points in the losing effort.

Oita H.Devils - Niigata Albirex 84-83
Oita H.Devils grabbed the first victory over Niigata Albirex 84:83 also due to amazing game from Ricky Woods. The latter poured in 44 points and added 13 caroms. Burks Antonio stepped up with 23 points and 10 boards in defeat.

Toyama Grouses - Okinawa GK 63-76
Toyama Grouses lost to Okinawa GK 63:76 in the Regular Season Round 16. The latter improved to 19-7 record on top of the Western Conference as Jeff Newton (205-C-81, college: Indiana) paced all the winners with 20 points and 18 boards. Kirby Lemons (200-F/C-80, college: La-Monroe) responded with the same number of poits in defeat.

Takamatsu FA - Hamamatsu P. 90-113
Hamamatsu took the road victory over Takamatsu FA 113:90 as William Knight (196-F/G-79, college: UCLA) stepped up with 39 points for the winners and White Wendell posted 19. Okada Yu finished the night with 25 points in the losing effort.

Toyama Grouses - Okinawa GK 77-60
Toyama Grouses rolled over Okinawa GK 77:60 on January 16th as Kirby Lemons had 22 points and 10 boards, while Kato Makoto followed him with 15. Leach George answered with 13 points and 11 borads in defeat.

Saitama Bron. - Fukuoka Rizing 78-105
Saitama Broncos was beaten by Fukuoka Rizing 78:105 as Michael Parker erupted with 39 points, 12 boards and 7 assists. Bryant Marlyn nailed 19 and Ford Richard scored 17. Woodyard Terrence ended up with 19 points in the losing effort.

Tokyo Apache - Kyoto Hannaryz 55-76
Kyoto Hannaryz cruised past Tokyo Apache 76:55 in the start of the Regular Season Round 16. Josh Bostic (196-F-87, college: Findlay (OH)) poured in 19 points and had 12 boards for the winners and Takushi Naoto scored 16. Nakanishi Shoji replied with 13 points in defeat.

Tokyo Apache - Kyoto Hannaryz 81-87
Tokyo Apache lost to Kyoto Hannaryz 81:87 as the latter got 27 points from Josh Bostic. Clifford John collected 19 points and 15 boards, while Inman added 14. Aoki Cohey produced 27 points for Tokyo team.

Takamatsu FA - Hamamatsu P. 78-108
Hamamatsu rolled over Takamatsu FA 108:78 in their first appearance as Wilson Limar and William Knight combined 40 points for the winners. Gardener Michael had a great night in defeat delivering 38 points for his team.



Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 20-4 
 2. Sendai 89ers 16-10 
 3. Niigata Albirex 11-13 
 4. Toyama Grouses 10-12 
 5. Saitama Bron. 10-14 
 6. Tokyo Apache 6-16 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 19-7 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 18-10 
 3. Shiga Lakestars 13-15 
 4. Osaka Evessa 11-13 
 5. Oita H.Devils 11-15 
 6. Kyoto Hannaryz 9-15 
 7. Takamatsu FA 8-18 


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  KENYA   


Uganda Federation holds Coaches Clinic - by Olusegun Ikuesan
The Athletes in Action Uganda Ambassadors in conjunction with Federation of Uganda Basketball Association coaches clinic from January 18 through 20.

The 3-Day clinic which will attracted top coaches from FIBA Africa Zone-5 will take place at the Victory City Church Ntinda Kampala.

According to Coach Gad Eteu of Kyambogo Warriors basketball club Uganda, the clinic will draw resource persons from Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.

Day-1 of the clinic will see participants being taken through the importance of Spirituality and Sports by Coach Mandy Juruni of UCU Lady Canons Uganda. Building a basketball program and creating a coaching identity by Coach Eteu Uganda. A look at Advantages and Disadvantages of Zone Defense by Coach Carey Odhiambo of Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya the days activities will be rounded up with a papers to be delivered by duo of Coaches Cliff Owuor of APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda and Odhiambo of Coop-Bank, Kenya dwelling on building transition offense at the highest state of elite basketball and Principles of Zone offense. By Coach Carey

The clinic continues with seven papers to be delivered on the Day-2 of the clinic with an insight into a look at how coaches can use their position to influence lives positively and the foundations in building a man-to-man defense/ developing team toughness and elite play by Coach Timothy Odeke KCC Leopards basketball club, Uganda. Building full court team defense, a look at the concepts and principles to be applied by Coach Owuor of APR Rwanda, things I believe make a successful coach and a successful basketball program by Coach Eteu while Coach Smart Olumbo of Eagles Wings basketball club, Kenya will present papers on attacking pressure defense and Organizing training sessions, an example of pre-season training, with Coach Jurini speaking on the importance of team building on and off the basketball court.

The clinic will end with three papers on Wednesday and examination, the papers will focus on account of how God gave each of us a talent to glorify his name by Coach Eteu while Coach Juruni speaks on the elements to consider in scouting opposition games for competition and the third paper which will be jointly presented by Coaches Eteu and Olumbo will centre on building concentration as a coach and management of players psychology.

The Uganda Basketball Federation will also use the occasion to formally form the Uganda Basketball Coaches Association while certificates will be awarded successful participants of the 3-Day clinic.



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  LEBANON   


Mouttahed picks the MVP of EuroLeague "Duane Woodward" - by Maarouf Mawloud
LAfter the necessity for A guard-leader on the court Al Moutahed Tripoli decided to replace Micheal Christensen (203-F-85, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: New Hampshire) who averaged 19 pts and 8 rebounds by Duane Woodward (191-G-76, agency: Passing Lane, college: Boston Coll.) (MVP of EUROPE in 2005)
Duane Woodward very high level of player is a combination guard who primarily plays the point and can present some matchup problems with his size. A fine athlete, he plays a solid all-around game. Has a very huge experience all around t he world starting by Boston Coll. (NCAA) in 1999 averaged 15.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.1apg, 2.2spg: He scored 1,249 points (10.7 per game), pulled down 418 rebounds (3.6), dished out 488 assists (4.2) and had 204 thefts (1.7) as an Eagle. Then in Klosterneuburg (Austria) in 1999 averaged 22.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.9apg and played in AUSTRIA ALL-STAR GAME 1999.
In Oct.'99 signed with Antibes (France-ProA) averaged 10 games: 14.1ppg, 4rpg
From 2000 till 2002 he was all time in Germany with 24 ppg and 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game and then he played with AEL Cyprus and he was MVP of Cyprus, Best Guard in Cyprus even best Import in Cyprus in 2003, 2004 and he played in FIBA Europe League All-Star Game.
In EUROLEAGUE 2004 he averaged 22 ppg 3 RPG 3 apg and 3 spg and he was All-FIBA Europe League Player, Guard, Import player of the Year 2004.
And from this date till now he played in Italy ligua 1 Croatia A and back to Cyprus again with AEL and achieved with them Euro Cup SEMI-FINAL and attended FIBA cup all start game in 2008 and was All-FIBA Euro cup Honorable Mention.
Good luck for Al Moutahed Tripoli and Duane Woodward together in Lebanese League, Waba and Arab championship.



Tony Madison returns to Lebanon from Champville's doors - by Maarouf Mawloud
Tony Madison (190-G-71, college: New Orleans) is a professional American basketball player who was currently playing for Petrochimi Bandar Imam in the Iranian Basketball Super League. He is regarded as one of the best imports in the Middle East after playing in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
He played NCAA basketball for the New Orleans Privateers.
Madison was Lebanese Point guard of the year for 2 consecutive years (2003,2004,2005) and he was import of the year for 2004...In 2007 he was All-Arab Club Championships Best 3-point shooter
In other hands there's some rumors saying that Brandon Kurtz (208-C-78, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Tulsa) on his way back to Lebanon from Champville's doors too .
Best of luck for Champville and Tony Madison


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  LIBERIA   


Kabba jets off to Libya - by Kristian Santiago
Liberian-American guard Sheiku Kabba (188-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Providence) is back on the court after being away for a year from the pro-hoops circuit. The experienced New Yorker signed to play for Al Ahli Tripoli in Libya where basketball is booming after the country hosted the African Championships in 2009. Sheiku played lastly for EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam in 2008 where he won the Dutch championship with the team.


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  LIBYA   


Kabba jets off to Libya - by Kristian Santiago
Liberian-American guard Sheiku Kabba (188-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Providence) is back on the court after being away for a year from the pro-hoops circuit. The experienced New Yorker signed to play for Al Ahli Tripoli in Libya where basketball is booming after the country hosted the African Championships in 2009. Sheiku played lastly for EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam in 2008 where he won the Dutch championship with the team.


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg:
 1. Braggs, Malvin19.0 
 2. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.19.0 
 3. Martinez, Malvin18.7 
 4. Spillers, Obras18.0 
 5. Brugger, Ciser/.16.7 
 6. Mendez-V., Halc.Xal.15.7 
 7. Goes, Ciser/Jo.14.7 
 8. Espil, Obras14.7 
 9. Laing, Malvin14.3 
 10. Orona, Obr.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg:
 1. Spillers, Obras9.0 
 2. dos Santos, Ciser/.7.7 
 3. Braggs, Malvin7.7 
 4. Ramalho, Ciser/.7.0 
 5. Kurtz, Obras6.7 
 6. Parada, Halc.Xalapa5.3 
 7. Martinez, Halc.Xalapa5.3 
 8. Labaque, Obras5.0 
 9. Sobral, Ciser/Jo.5.0 
 10. Valentin de ., Cise.4.7 
Assists Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg:
 1. Mendez-V., Halc.Xal.5.0 
 2. Martinez, Malvin4.3 
 3. Espil, Obras4.0 
 4. Brugger, Ciser/.3.7 
 5. Cortes, Obras3.7 
 6. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.3.7 
 7. Titarelli, Obras3.0 
 8. Soares, Ciser/Jo.2.7 
 9. Alonzo, Halc.Xalapa2.3 
 10. Brown, Halc.Xala.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg:
 1. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.3.3 
 2. Labaque, Obras3.0 
 3. Brugger, Ciser/.2.7 
 4. Martinez, Malvin2.0 
 5. Spillers, Obras1.7 
 6. Fitipaldo, Malvin1.3 
 7. Mariscal, Halc.Xalapa1.3 
 8. Braggs, Malvin1.3 
 9. Parada, Halc.Xalapa1.0 
 10. Ramalho, Cise.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg:
 1. Avila, Halc.Xalapa1.3 
 2. Labaque, Obras1.0 
 3. Martins, Ciser/.1.0 
 4. Parada, Halc.Xalapa0.7 
 5. Green, Obras0.7 
 6. dos Santos, Ciser/.0.7 
 7. Real, Halc.Xalapa0.5 
 8. Spillers, Obras0.3 
 9. Martinez, Halc.Xalapa0.3 
 10. Espil, Obr.0.3 


Standings
Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1. Quimsa 3-0 
 2. Atenas 2-1 
 3. Soles 1-2 
 4. Pitagoras/Minas 0-3 
Group B
 1. Espartanos 2-1 
 2. Halc.Rojos 2-1 
 3. Flamengo 1-2 
 4. Arecibo 1-2 
Group C
 1. Halc.Xalapa 3-0 
 2. Obras 2-1 
 3. Ciser/Joinville 1-2 
 4. Malvin 0-3 
Group D
 1. Navieros 0-0 
 2. Penarol 0-0 
 3. Universo/BRB 0-0 
 4. Halc.Cordoba 0-0 


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Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Nafta Univ. 15-4 
 2. Mazeikiai 14-5 
 3. Naglis-Adakris 14-5 
 4. Delikatesas 13-6 
 5. Triobet Malsta 12-7 
 6. Meresta Pak. 12-7 
 7. Erelita 12-7 
 8. Pieno Zv. 12-7 
 9. Akademija 9-10 
 10. VKM-Perlas 8-11 
 11. ABRO-Univ. 7-12 
 12. Silute 6-13 
 13. Zalgiris-Sab. 5-14 
 14. Radviliskis 5-14 
 15. LKKA-Atletas 4-15 
 16. Bremena K. 4-15 


Martynas Mazeika in AEK - by Deivis Valiunas
Martynas Mazeika (190-G-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) joined AEK Athens. The 24-year-old guard began the season in Latvia in VEF Riga. Mazeika averaged 9.1 points, 1.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game in the EuroChallenge. In Baltic league his stats read 14.4 points, 1.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per appearance. He has also played in Neptunas Klaipeda, ALBA Berlin and Pierrel Capo d'Orlando. This summer guard played in Lithuania University team and averaged 15.4points and 2.9 assists per 8 games.

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Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros25.2 
 2. Monroe, Potros24.8 
 3. Moore, Abejas24.3 
 4. Thomas, Potros22.1 
 5. Habel, Cosmos22.1 
 6. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 7. Bowie, Indios21.7 
 8. Capers, Barreteros21.6 
 9. Mills, Indios21.6 
 10. Hornsby, Huracan.21.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mattis MCHUGH
  Abejas
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. McHugh, Abejas11.8 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Allen, Pioneros10.7 
 4. Jackson, Angeles10.6 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 6. Berghoefer, Potros10.0 
 7. Mills, Indios9.4 
 8. Moss, Lechugueros9.4 
 9. Garcia, Pioneros9.3 
 10. Eneas, Bucaner.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.5 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.6 
 3. Brown, Fuerza R.5.3 
 4. Stokes, Barreteros5.3 
 5. Malpica, Cosmos5.1 
 6. Roque, Toros4.4 
 7. lee, Indios4.4 
 8. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.2 
 9. Hollyfield, Barre.4.2 
 10. Villegas, Lechuguer.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Luis Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (182-G-)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.1 
 2. Moore, Abejas2.6 
 3. Lewis, Soles2.4 
 4. Hollyfield, Barre.2.3 
 5. Gooner, Halc.Rojos2.2 
 6. Malpica, Cosmos2.2 
 7. Funn, Bucaneros2.2 
 8. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.1 
 9. Monroe, Potros2.0 
 10. Hornsby, Huracan.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 3. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 4. lee, Indios0.9 
 5. Arceneaux, Lechugue.0.9 
 6. Cox, Angeles0.8 
 7. McCullough, Libert.0.8 
 8. Thomas, Cosmos0.8 
 9. Quintero, Huracanes0.8 
 10. Moore, Abej.0.8 


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Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Ulcijn 7-2 
 2. Danilovgrad 7-3 
 3. Lovcen 7-3 
 4. Gorstak 6-4 
 5. Mornar Bar 5-4 
 6. Jedinstvo 5-5 
 7. Mogren 4-6 
 8. Teodo Tivat 4-6 
 9. ABS Primorje 2-8 
 10. Primorje-M. 2-8 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Buducnost


Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Ljubovic 10-0 
 2. KK Podgorica 7-2 
 3. S.Centar 7-3 
 4. Sutjeska 6-3 
 5. Rudar 5-5 
 6. Ibar Rozaje 4-6 
 7. Un.Mediteran 3-6 
 8. Buducnost II 3-6 
 9. Centar BP 2-8 
 10. Zeta 1-9 


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Harvey gets hot early, leads XU to victory at SUNO - by Richard
Michael Harvey (6'3''-G) scored 18 of his career-high 25 points in the first half Saturday and led Xavier (LA) to a 66-54 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over SUNO at The Castle.
The Gold Rush (10-6 overall, 1-3 GCAC) snapped a four-game losing streak and won for the first time this season on an opponent's court.
Harvey scored Xavier's first 13 points and put the Rush ahead to stay at 8-5 when he made a 3-pointer at 15:40 of the first half. Xavier led 33-24 at halftime and took its biggest lead, 40-24, on Cordell Hadnot's basket with 17:41 remaining. The Rush led by double digits for most of the second half.
Harvey was 10-of-14 from the floor and made a career-best four 3-pointers for the second time in three nights.
' (Harvey) is one of our leading scorers, and we wanted to get the ball to him early,' Xavier Coach Dannton Jackson said.
Hadnot and Ryan Derousselle (6'1''-G) scored 12 points apiece for Xavier, and DeRousselle had a career-high-tying eight assists and a season-high three steals.
'Ryan probably had his best all-around game since he's been at Xavier,' Jackson said. 'We need him to be solid at the point guard position.'
Lionel Green led SUNO (5-7, 0-4) with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Ricardo Porter scored 16 points and Brent Leduff had 12, and those two combined to make nine 3-pointers.
The Rush got a boost when senior forward Landon Bussie (6'5''-F), sidelined the past 14 games by an injury, scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds, all offensive, in 16 minutes off the bench. Bussie also had an assist, two steals and a blocked shot.
SUNO suffered its first home loss of the season and has not beaten Xavier since January 2004. The Knights' second-year coach, Dale Valdery, is 0-3 against the team he coached from 1990-2002.
Both teams will play GCAC road games at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Xavier will visit Mobile, and SUNO will travel to William Carey.
source: Xavier (LA)


Coleman's late 3-pointer defeats Gold Rush, 61-58 - by Richard
Marcus Coleman's 3-pointer near the top of the key with 2.3 seconds remaining Thursday gave Spring Hill a 61-58 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Xavier University of Louisiana.
Coleman finished with 21 points -- 19 in the second half -- and Owen McNally (6'7''-F/C) added a career-high 20 for the Badgers (8-4 overall, 2-1 GCAC). Antonio Burch (5'11''-G) scored 12 and has reached double figures in all 11 of his games this season.
Devin Andrew (6'4''-G) scored a season-high 19 points for Xavier (9-6, 0-3), and Michael Harvey (6'3''-G), playing for the first time in three games, scored 18.
Spring Hill trailed 32-19 at halftime but never trailed again after Coleman and Antonio Burch hit 3-pointers during a 16-0 run which gave the Badgers a 38-35 lead with 11:14 remaining. The Gold Rush tied the score three times thereafter, the last at 58 when Andrew made two free throws with 33 seconds to play.
Coleman, the NAIA Division I leader in 3-pointers made and the Spring Hill career leader with 341, was 6-of-8 from behind the arc in the second half after going 0-of-4 in the opening period.
Xavier committed a turnover on the inbounds pass after Coleman's winning shot and did not have sufficient time for a final shot after the Badgers' Tyler Schwab missed two free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining.
The Rush outshot Spring Hill 43 to 37 percent -- 48 to 23 percent in the first half -- but committed 22 turnovers, eight more than the Badgers. Xavier made 13-of-14 free throws for a school-record 92.9 percent. The Rush broke the previous mark of 92.3 percent set twice.
Spring Hill beat Xavier for the fifth consecutive time and the third straight year at The Barn. It was Xavier's fourth straight loss of the season.
source: Xavier University of Louisiana




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Warriors sign Anthony Tolliver to 10-day contract - by Eurobasket News
The Golden State Warriors have signed forward Anthony Tolliver (6'9''-C-85, college: Creighton) to a 10-day contract, the team announced today.

Tolliver, 24, is a call-up from the NBA Development Leagues Idaho Stampede, where he has appeared in 14 games this season, averaging 21.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.29 steals and 1.21 blocks in 35.0 minutes per contest. Amongst D-League statistical leaders, he currently ranks eighth in scoring and third in rebounding. A 6-9, 240-pound forward, Tolliver was called-up earlier this season by the Portland Trail Blazers on December 17 and appeared briefly in two games before being waived on December 29.

Last season, Tolliver split time between the D-League and the San Antonio Spurs, for whom he played 19 games and averaged 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per contest. A graduate of Creighton University, Tolliver went undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft and began his professional career in 2007-08 with the D-Leagues Iowa Energy.

Golden States roster now stands at 17 players. The Warriors are able to add Tolliver to the roster under the NBAs hardship rules, which allow a team the ability to sign an additional player if that team already has 15 players on its Active and Inactive Lists and has four-or-more players unable to perform playing services due to injury or illness for an extended period of time. Golden State currently has two additional players on its roster under the NBAs hardship rules, as the team has no fewer than five players out with injury for an extended period.


Tolliver will wear uniform #44.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


2010 Slam Dunk competitors announced - by Carlos Chapa
Reigning dunk contest champion Nate Robinson, heads the list of players that will participate in the 2010 dunk contest. Gerald Wallace and Shannon Brown will try to do their best to prevent Robinson from becoming the first three-time winner of this competition.

For the first time, fans will determine the fourth contestant in the All-Star Dunk-In, a mini competition that will take place at halftime of the Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Friday, February 12. Demar DeRozan will face Eric Gordon in a sigle round of dunks, fans will determine via text messages and NBA.com, who deserves to be in the Slam Dunk Contest.
The NBA All-Star Saturday Night will start on February 13 at 8:00 PM (ET).


Bucks to sign Stackhouse - by Eurobasket News
The Milwaukee Bucks will sign veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse (6'6''-G-74, college: N.Carolina) to a contract for the rest of the season, according to NBA front-office sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that Stackhouse is expected to formally sign with the Bucks on Monday or possibly Tuesday after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The former All-Star guard has been looking for a new team since the summer and was targeted by the Bucks -- who began play Sunday two games out of the final playoff spot in the East -- after Michael Redd suffered a season-ending knee injury this past Sunday in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

Foot and knee problems limited Stackhouse to just 10 games last season with Dallas, but the 35-year-old has insisted for months that he is healthy and ready to return to the league.

After an audition for the New York Knicks in August, Stackhouse rejected an invitation to Houston Rockets training camp in October to replace the injured Rashad McCants when the Rockets told Stackhouse he'd have to win a roster spot in camp to stick.

Stackhouse has a lifetime scoring average of 18.4 points per game and has made two trips to the All-Star Game in a 14-season career with four teams. He became an unrestricted free agent in July after the Memphis Grizzlies bought out the final year of his contract for $2 million after Stackhouse was included in the four-team trade headlined by Dallas' acquisition of Shawn Marion and Toronto's sign-and-trade acquisition of Hedo Turkoglu.


Courtesy of ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4834248)


Sunday: Wins for Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors - by Eurobasket News
Utah Jazz - Denver N. 112-119
The results were impressive with Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76, college: Colorado) scoring 29 points to go with Carmelo Anthony's (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) 37 in a 119-112 win over Utah that snapped the Jazz's winning streak at four. Hilario Nene secured a great help adding 18 pts and 7 boards. Visitors got 23 pts and 13 assists from Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois).

Dallas M. - Toronto R. 88-110
Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) scored 22 and the Raptors used a big second quarter to beat the Mavericks 110-88 on Sunday. Jose Manuel Calderon (6'3''-G-81) helped with 15 points and 7 assists in this victory. In the loosing squad, Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) delivered 19 pts.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  Denver N.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30
 1. Anthony, Denver N.30.0 
 2. James, Clevelan.29.6 
 3. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.1 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers28.8 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat27.1 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.26.4 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.5 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.24.1 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.23.8 
 10. Roy, Portland23.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.1 
 2. Love, Minnesota T.12.3 
 3. Noah, Chicago B.12.3 
 4. Camby, LA Clippers11.6 
 5. Randolph, Memph.11.5 
 6. Wallace, Charlotte B.11.3 
 7. Gasol, LA Lakers11.2 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.11.2 
 9. Lee, New York K.11.2 
 10. Haywood, Washin.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.2 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.1 
 3. Rondo, Boston C.9.7 
 4. Williams, Utah Jazz9.6 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.1 
 6. Davis, LA Clippers8.1 
 7. James, Clevelan.7.7 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.5 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Wade, Miami He.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 4. Iguodala, Philadel.2.0 
 5. Bryant, LA Lakers1.9 
 6. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 7. Brewer, Utah Jazz1.9 
 8. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers1.8 
 10. Ariza, Houston.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.5 
 2. Dalembert, Philad.2.3 
 3. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 4. Haywood, Washingt.2.2 
 5. Smith, Atlanta H.2.2 
 6. Camby, LA Clippers2.1 
 7. Perkins, Boston C.2.1 
 8. Bogut, Milwauke.2.1 
 9. Lopez, New J.2.0 
 10. Duncan, San.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 27-12 
 2. Toronto R. 21-20 
 3. New York K. 17-24 
 4. Philadelph.76 13-27 
 5. New Jersey N. 3-37 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 31-11 
 2. Chicago B. 18-21 
 3. Milwaukee B. 16-23 
 4. Indiana P. 14-26 
 5. Detroit P. 14-26 
Southeast Div.
 1. Atlanta H. 26-14 
 2. Orlando M. 26-14 
 3. Charlotte B. 20-19 
 4. Miami Heat 20-19 
 5. Washington W. 14-26 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 26-14 
 2. Portland TB 25-17 
 3. Utah Jazz 23-18 
 4. Oklah.City T. 23-18 
 5. Minnesota T. 9-33 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 31-10 
 2. Phoenix Suns 24-18 
 3. LA Clippers 18-22 
 4. Sacramento K. 15-25 
 5. Golde State W. 12-27 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 27-14 
 2. San Antonio S. 26-15 
 3. Houston R. 23-18 
 4. Memphis G. 22-18 
 5. N.Orleans H. 21-19 


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The Best Player you may not know.....Jeremy Lin - by Alex Yam
Jeremy Lin

Wang Zhi Zhi, Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian , Sun Yue, and Jeremy Lin? The aforementioned 4 Chinese Born players have all played/currently playing in the NBA, with the exception of Sun Yue, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round of the 2007 NBA Draft (40th selection), there has not been a Chinese player (guard) like Jeremy Lin of Harvard (although Lin was born in the states), who some are calling the greatest player to come out of the Ivy Leagues.

Last season Lin was the ONLY player in the nation to rank among the top 10 players in his conference in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage.

This season, Lin has the Crimson Tide program fighting for an NCAA tournament berth and a 12-3 record thus far, making Harvard a school known not only for its academic excellence but competitive abilities on the court, Lin recently scorched perennial NCAA powerhouse UCONN for 30pts and 9 rebounds in a tight loss, and opened the eyes of many professional scouts.

Lins parents are from Taiwan, and he also has an older brother, named Joshua and a younger one named Joseph, both who play basketball. Lin and his family are from Palo Alto, California, and have supported their sons in basketball since they were young.

Lin has the chance to become a global basketball icon, the likes of which we have not seen at least not in the Asian community, NBA or not, Lins future looks very bright both on and off the court.



Maine wins at Boston College 52:51, to earn their first big win of the season, on the road!!! - by Rangi Gescheit
Maine (America East) wins over Boston Coll. Eagles (ACC) 52:51, to earn their first big win of the season, on the road!!!

The Black Bears held the Eagles at Boston Coll. on only 19 points in the second half and marked a fancy high quality win to start the new year.
Maine held Corey Raji (6'6''-F-88) and Reggie Jackson (6'3''-G-84) on 4 and 2 points (relatively) knowing these are 2 of the leading 3 scorers of the Eagles, combining just under 29 points a night.
12 second to end of regulation, BC had the possession of the ball, ran a play but Rakim Sanders (6'5''-G/F-89) could not connect and the ball was captures by the Black Bear Troy Barnies which was fouled immediately. Barnies missed the first 1 and 1 free throws which were given to him 1.2 second to the horn, and Jackson missed a desperate 3 point shot when the buzzer was heard.
After losing 2 home games during December, Boston Coll. (9-5 and 1-0 ACC) have had a run of 3 wins in a row, until today when they hosted the Maine Black Bears., and suffered their 3rd home game loss of the season.
University of Main was lead by
Sean McNally (6'7''-F-88). He had a 15 points effort, supported with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. McNealy was supported by Gerald McLemore (6'3''-G) which added 14 point (2 - 4 for 3) 3 assists, and efficiency of 0 turn overs.

University of Maine had a rough schedule so far. They play and lost vs. 2 Big East power houses away (#5 Syracuse and #10 UConn), won at Fordham (Atlantic 10), and today came out to Boston and won over an ACC team. This is 2 win streak for the Black Bears so far, improving to 7-5. The next time the Bears will be in action would be when they will host Princeton on Monday at 7pm (ET).



Four Huskies score 11 or more points in a losing effort - by Allen Waters
Michigan looked like the team it expected to be while No. 15 Connecticut struggled -- again.
Zack Novak (6'5''-G-90) made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1 minutes left and Manny Harris followed with a layup to power the Wolverines to a 68-63 win over the Huskies on Sunday.
The Wolverines (10-7) earned the signature win they needed in a season that started with them ranked 15th, coming off their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1998. They'll have to finish the season very strong to earn another bid, but beating Connecticut could prove to be important.
'It's got to help us,' Michigan coach John Beilein said.
The Huskies (11-6) have lost three straight for the first time since closing the 2006-07 season with four losses.
'We can't keep doing this,' Jerome Dyson (6'3''-G-87) said. 'We've got to fight through it because if we don't fix this right now, we're going to run out of time to fix it.'
Connecticut's Kemba Walker (6'1''-G-90) finished with 15 points, Gavin Edwards (6'9''-F/C-88) scored 14, Dyson had 13 and Stanley Robinson (6'9''-F-88) added 11. The rest of the Huskies combined for 10 points.
Connecticut struggled at the free-throw line, missing four in the last 45 seconds and going 16 of 25 overall.
'We lost the game because we couldn't make foul shots,' coach Jim Calhoun said.
Dyson, the team's leading scorer, was limited because of foul trouble and was 5 of 16 from the field and 2 for 5 at the line.
'That was tough,' he said. 'I know how much my teammates needed me out there and I know how much I wanted to be out on the floor. It was tough to sit for 17 minutes.'
Harris, who had 18 points and eight rebounds, continued to play well for Michigan. For a change, he got plenty of help.
'Michigan needs that,' Calhoun said. 'Harris and [DeShawn] Sims can't be the only stars in town.'
Stu Douglass (6'3''-G-90) scored 13 points -- making three 3-pointers -- and Novak had 10 points. Sims had eight points and 11 rebounds while dealing with foul trouble and Anthony Wright nearly doubled his season high with nine points.
Novak's clutch 3-pointer on an assist from Harris put Michigan ahead 61-58. Novak also made two free throws with 27 seconds left to seal the victory, leading to a fired-up crowd rushing the court after a desperately needed win.
'This is definitely going to boost our confidence,' Harris said.
Harris opened the second half with a putback to put the Wolverines up by 11. Connecticut responded with a 16-5 run that Edwards capped with back-to-back baskets.
'I thought we should've won the game,' Calhoun said. 'But you can't put yourself in that hole, which we seem to be doing a lot lately.'
Both teams took turns with the lead and Novak provided a boost by swatting an alley-oop pass by the Huskies and scoring on a putback on the ensuing possession.



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D2 Player of the Year Candidate: All American Stephen Dennis of Kutztown! - by Lucius Jones
The play of Stephen Dennis (6'5''-G) at Kutztown has been stellar to say the least about this fine young man. He has led his team to rankings as high as #3 in the NCAA D2 Nation thus far this season and is having an individual year of production not often seen at any level of play. Stephen Dennis (6'5''-G) has scored 1,925 points in his career and only needs 92 more to break the all time scoring mark at Kutztown. He is currently averaging 25.9ppg, 54%FG, 46%3pt, 5.8rpg, 5.7apg, and 2spg. Again, his team is ranked 3rd in the nation and he is playing like a true NCAA D2 Player of the Year candidate.

He exploded for 42points recently against the 24th team in the Nation at the time East Stroudsburg in a winning effort. NBA scouts have taken notice of what the young man has been doing and are consistently attending games at this point. Look for more updates on this amazing player and person.


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BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Audun ESKELAND
  Ulriken
  (176-G-85)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Eskeland, Ulriken25.2 
 2. Lawrence, Tromso24.9 
 3. Williams, Tromso21.8 
 4. Karlsen, Asker20.3 
 5. Mahnin, Asker19.7 
 6. Skaara, Baerum19.6 
 7. Djerman, Gimle19.1 
 8. Bullock, Gimle17.9 
 9. Kombat, Froya17.8 
 10. Oatis, Baer.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mario WOODSON
  Harstad
  (203-F-76)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Woodson, Harstad11.5 
 2. Gray, Baerum10.8 
 3. Oatis, Baerum9.0 
 4. Nwachukwu, Ammerud8.9 
 5. Bullock, Gimle8.8 
 6. Djerman, Gimle8.7 
 7. Christensen, Tro.8.3 
 8. Williams, Tromso8.0 
 9. Karlsen, Asker7.9 
 10. Kombat, Fro.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.3 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.9 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.5 
 4. Diomande, Harstad4.4 
 5. Jawara, Froya4.1 
 6. Ble, Harstad4.1 
 7. Woodson, Harstad4.1 
 8. Hinsch, Ammerud4.1 
 9. Issalhi, Tromso3.7 
 10. Nguyen, Fro.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.6 
 2. Jawara, Froya2.3 
 3. Myhrer, Harstad2.1 
 4. Ble, Harstad1.9 
 5. Issalhi, Tromso1.9 
 6. Ellingsen, Gimle1.8 
 7. Christensen, Tro.1.8 
 8. Mihaylov, Tromso1.8 
 9. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.8 
 10. Eskeland, Ulrik.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Oatis, Baerum2.5 
 2. Williams, Tromso1.7 
 3. Kombat, Froya1.2 
 4. Woodson, Harstad1.0 
 5. Christensen, Tro.0.9 
 6. Karlsen, Asker0.8 
 7. Frierson, Harstad0.8 
 8. Bullock, Gimle0.8 
 9. Skaara, Baerum0.6 
 10. Livas, Trom.0.6 


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Latest games (7) review - by Eurobasket News
Vermont FH - Halifax R. 109-119
The Halifax Rainmen had couple of players in a game mood against Vermont with Tony Bennett (6'1''-G-84, college: Bradley) leading all the scorers with 28 points. Desmond Ferguson (6'7''-G/F-77, college: Detroit Mercy) had 23 and Eric Crookshank helped with 22 pts, plus 15 boards. Jawan Bailey collected 23 pts and 8 boards in defeat.

Lawton Ft.SC - Capitanes 94-101
Elias Ayuso (6'3''-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) and David Cortes (6'3''-G/F-81) were the leading players in this victory. Ayuso was on fire draining 9 triples, 30 points in total. Cortes had 6 pts less than him. Lawton got 18 points from Shawn Daniels.

Buffalo S. - Maryland GH 124-114
Derick Payne (6'6''-F-83, college: Bowie St.) top-scored in victory with 25 points and he had 6 rebounds beside that. Andy Robinson scored 24 and Cameron Stanley helped with 21 pts in this victory. Scooter Sherrill (6'3''-G-81, college: N.Carolina St.) collected 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in Maryland Greenhakws.

Rochester R. - Manchester M. 130-117
Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77, college: Virginia) was a key player for the Razorsharks with 31 points. He made 7 of 11 attempts from behind the arc. Eric Walton (6'9''-F/C-79, college: San Jose St.) also had very important role adding 23 pts and 12 rebounds. Al Stewart and Eric Gilchrese had 21 pts each in loss.

Quebec Kebs - Halifax R. 85-114
Adris Deleon (5'11''-G-84, college: E.Washington) collected 23 pts for the winners. Tony Bennett was the second scorer with 15. In the loosing squad, Jeremy bell shined with 21 pts and 7 boards.

Maryland GH - Buffalo S. 101-87
Scooter Sherrill was the leading player in Maryland Greenhawks with 17 points. Terrance Mouton (5'11''-G, agency: GOTathletes, college: Rider) added 16 pts, 6 rebs and 6 assists. In Buffalo Stampede, Andy Robinson collected 22 pts.

Manchester M. - Lawton Ft.SC 98-109
Lawton Ft.SC had Tim Ellis (6'4''-G-81, college: Kansas St.) in a game mood with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Shaun Fountain (5'11''-G-78, agency: Duran International, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) and Gabe Freeman delivered 16 and 15 pts respectively. Anthony Anderson had 23 pts, 5 rebounds and 5 assists from the Millrats.


Millrats Split Weekend Games - by Carl Berman
The Manchester Millrats were busy this weekend as they split two hard-fought games.

Firtst, ther Millrats hosted Durham's own Keith Friel and the Rochester RazorSharks in front of a packed house at the Southern New Hampshire University's Fieldhouse Saturday night. Both teams put on a show for the fans in an overtime contest that had plenty of offense. The game was fast-paced and came right down to the wire, but the Millrats fell to the RazorSharks in the extra frame, 130-117.

Manchester came out strong in the early part of the first quarter and took a 14-8 lead before the first timeout at 7:49. Play continued at a quick pace after the timeout as the RazorSharks got their offense in gear and amassed a 33-27 lead by the end of the first. The Rochester offense was ignited by eleven first-quarter points from Friel, but nine early points from Millrats guard, Eric Gilchrese (6'0''-G-87, agency: Tank Sports, college: New Hampshire) kept Manchester within striking distance. In the second, the RazorSharks built a 51-46 lead with 3:10 left in the half. The Millrats went on a run and eventually took the lead on a three-point basket by Anthony Anderson off an assist from Al Stewart to take a 52-51 advantage. A three-pointer from Donielle Davis and two more baskets by Rochester made the score 58-52 in favor of Rochester at the half.

The teams came out in the second half and continued to run an up-tempo game. Rochester built a large lead in third, but the Manchester closed the gap before the end of the quarter and cut their deficit to 85-82. The run set the Millrats up for a fourth quarter where the score was tight all the way through. Manchester took a one-point lead on a three-point play by Dwight Brewington. A three-pointer from newcomer Luke Bonner then gave the team a 112-107 cushion, but the RazorSharks tied it up at 112 apiece to force overtime. In overtime, the Rochester outscored the Millrats 18-5.

Al Stewart and Eric Gilchrese (6'0''-G-87, agency: Tank Sports, college: New Hampshire) led Manchester with 21 points apiece of the bench. Anthony Anderson provided 20 points, and Dwight Brewington added 17. Friel led all scorers with 31.

The contest was a reunion of sorts in the New Hampshire basketball community with the return of Friel and the Millrats' newly acquired Luke Bonner, who spent the previous months playing professional basketball in Hungary. In addition to the former Trinity High standout Bonner, Manchester's roster included five other players who played their high school or college careers in the Granite State: player-owner David Cooper (Manchester Central), Steve DeLuca and assistant coach Chris Burns (Merrimack), and Eric Gilchrese (6'0''-G-87, agency: Tank Sports, college: New Hampshire) and Tyrece Gibbs (University of New Hampshire).

The Millrats were focused on snapping a three-game losing skid going into Sunday night's match-up against the Quebec Kebs at Southern New Hampshire University's Fieldhouse. They did so in style, running the floor and creating an up-tempo pace en route to a 121-94 blowout of their opponent.

The Millrats came out with energy from the start. Sparked by an alley-oop from Anthony Anderson to Alexus Foyle on its first offensive possession, Manchester went on an 11-0 run in the opening three minutes. The Millrats continued to quicken the game's pace by pushing the ball up the floor for easy baskets and accumulated a 36-13 advantage by the end of the first quarter. Manchester's up-tempo play in the first carried over to the second frame as the team executed well on the offensive end and remained steady defensively. The Kebs cut into the Manchester lead, but the Millrats were still up by a significant amount at halftime, 61-43. The Millrats were paced by Foyle and Eric Gilchrese (6'0''-G-87, agency: Tank Sports, college: New Hampshire), who each registered 14 first-half points.

Quebec came out of the break refocused and quietly trimmed their deficit to 10 points in the third. The Millrats sustained the threat, however, as they reinforced their lead by finding their running game again. Manchester effectively created scoring opportunities on the break as it ran the score to 88-64 at the end of the period. The Millrats stayed aggressive in the fourth increased their lead to 27-points before the final buzzer sounded.

Gilchrese led Manchester's offense with a game-high 26 points, making 6-10 from the field and 12-15 from the line. Alexus Foyle added 18 points, while Luke Bonner and Anthony Anderson tallied 16 and 14 respectively. Samuel Audet-Sow paced Quebec with 26 and Jeremy Bell recorded 21.

Next Sunday the Millrats host the Halifax Rainmen at 4:05 PM. The game will feature the return of former Millrat, Desmond Ferguson, to the Fieldhouse. Tickets are available online at www.millrats.com or at the door. Doors open 1 hour prior to tip off. For more information please feel free to email Millrats GM Ian McCarthy at millrats@gmail.com or visit: www.millrats.com or www.thepbl.com.

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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elias AYUSO
  Capitanes
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 27
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes27.0 
 2. Payne, Buffalo S.23.0 
 3. Friel, Rochester R.22.3 
 4. Mercer, Maryland.22.0 
 5. Bell, Quebec Kebs21.0 
 6. Gilchrese, Manche.21.0 
 7. Stanley, Buffalo S.21.0 
 8. Reyes, Capitanes21.0 
 9. Sherrill, Maryland.20.3 
 10. Audet-Sow, Quebec.19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelo REYES
  Capitanes
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Reyes, Capitanes19.7 
 2. Aubry, Capitanes13.7 
 3. Crookshank, Halif.13.3 
 4. Demasi, Vermont FH11.5 
 5. Ocitti, Manchest.9.0 
 6. Bailey, Vermont FH8.5 
 7. Philippe-M., Quebec K.8.3 
 8. Bonner, Manchest.8.0 
 9. Jeanty, Quebec Kebs7.7 
 10. George, Quebec Ke.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Manchester M.
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Anderson, Manchest.7.0 
 2. Price, Buffalo S.6.5 
 3. Ervin, Halifax R.6.3 
 4. Crouch, Rocheste.6.0 
 5. Daniels, Lawton F.5.3 
 6. Rodriguez, Capit.5.0 
 7. Jackson, Vermo.4.5 
 8. Bowden, Lawton F.4.5 
 9. Robinson, Buffa.4.3 
 10. Gill, Rochester.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andy ROBINSON
  Buffalo S.
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robinson, Buffa.2.5 
 2. Stewart, Manchest.2.3 
 3. Flegler, Quebec K.2.3 
 4. Davis, Rochester R.2.0 
 5. Jeanty, Quebec Kebs2.0 
 6. Council, Rocheste.2.0 
 7. Bell, Quebec Kebs2.0 
 8. Bennett, Halifax R.1.8 
 9. Dean, Lawton Ft.SC1.8 
 10. Holmes, Quebec.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Luke BONNER
  Manchester M.
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bonner, Manchest.3.0 
 2. Bailey, Vermont FH2.5 
 3. George, Quebec Kebs2.0 
 4. Pierre, Quebec Kebs2.0 
 5. Thomas, Maryland.1.8 
 6. Marshall, Lawton F.1.8 
 7. Ocitti, Manchest.1.7 
 8. Freeman, Lawton F.1.0 
 9. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.0 
 10. Underwood, Hal.1.0 


Concord's Luke Bonner Joins Millrats - by Eurobasket
7'1 center Luke Bonner (7'1''-C-85, college: Massachusetts), a Concord (N.H.) native, has joined the Manchester Millrats for the upcoming weekend.

Bonner, the younger brother of San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner, played his high school ball at Trinity High School in Concord. In college, he played one season at West Virginia before transferring to Massachusetts (Amherst).

His collegiate career as a Minuteman was highlighted by a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2005, and reaching the finals of the NIT Tournament in 2008. During his senior season, Bonner posted averages of 6.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.

Bonner played overseas this season for Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar in the first division in Hungary. Over 6 games, he averaged 9.8 points, 3.8 rebounds per game on 50% field goal shooting.

'Saturday's game is looking like a New Hampshire hoops reunion!' stated Millrats forward and co-owner David Cooper (6'8''-F-83, college: JMU), referring to the number of players on the Millrats and Razorsharks from the Granite State. Those with local ties include:

Luke Bonner 7'1 C Millrats Trinity High School Concord, MA
David Cooper 6'8 F Millrats Central High School Goffstown, NH
Steve DeLuca (6'6''-F, college: Brandeis) 6'7 F Millrats Merrimack High School Merrimack, NH
Christopher Burns (6'0''-G-84, college: Bryant) - Assistant Coach Millrats Merrimack High School Merrimack, NH
Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77, college: Virginia) 6'4 G RazorSharks Oyster River High School Durham, NH

The Millrats will be looking to bounce back this weekend with a double-header homestand on Saturday and Sunday nights. On Saturday at 7:00PM, the Millrats will play host to the Rochester RazorSharks, and on Sunday they will face the Quebec Kebs, also at 7:00PM.

Saturday is 'Civil Servants' Night at the Millrats game. All city and state employees will be admitted for $1.00 with a valid ID. The first 25 that show up will be upgraded to VIP Courtside seating.

On Sunday, the theme is 'Veterans and Military Night', and all Veterans and Active Military personnel will be admitted for $1.00 with valid ID. The first 25 that show up will be upgraded to VIP Courtside seating. Dave Cummings from Hoops For Heroes will be shooting some of his 1 million free throws at halftime.

The Millrats (1-2) will certainly welcome the familiar confines of the Fieldhouse, after logging a grueling five-day road trip that took them to Puerto Rico and Oklahoma, and saw them hang with, but come up short against, two of the league's top teams. They dropped close games against the Puerto Rico Capitanes 116-104, and the Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry 109-98.
source: PBL


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PBA: Round 23 review - by Eurobasket News
Rain or Shine - Coca-Cola 83-105
Coca Cola recorded an easy win against Rain or Shine, beating them 83-105. Chris Ross (185-G-85, agency: Tank Sports, college: Marshall) and Mark Macapagal (188-G-79) were the best scorers for visitors with 18 and 17 points. Asi Taulava was also good, recording double-double of 14 points and 14 boards. For hosts, Eddie Laure, Gabe Norwood and Solomon Mercade each scored 14 points.

Burger King - Ginebra 104-122
In a high scoring matchup, Ginebra was better than Burger King 104-122. JC Intal (195-C-83) and Cyrus Baguio (188-G-80) led the way with 24 points apiece, while Willy Wilson added 15. On the other side, Beau Belga came off the bench to score 17 while, Alex Cabagnot and Carlo Sharma added 13 points each.

Purefoods - Alaska 94-77
Purefoods hosted Alaska and celebrated 94-77 victory. Hosts got 15 point effort from James Yap (191-F/G-82) and Rico Maierhofer (198-C-85), while Nino Canaleta added 13. On the other side, Joe Devance had 14 for the visitors.

San Miguel - Talk N Text 91-93
Talk N Text managed to steal one from San Miguel winning the thriller of a game 91-93. Visiting team was led by Mark Cardona (180-G/F-81) who poured in 26 points. Ali Peek (194-F-75, college: St.Mary's, CA) and Jimmy Alapag were also good for winners with 15 and 14 points respectively. Jay Washington had 17 points in loss.

Santa Lucia - Barako Bull 108-86
Santa Lucia had an easy job at home, beating Barako Bull 108-86. Kelly Williams (198-F-82, college: Oakland) led the rout with 25 points and 11 rebounds. He was followed by Marlou Aquino (205-C-72) who added 17 and Joshua Urbiztondo who chipped in 14 points. For visitors, Yousif Aljamal had 20 points and 11 rebounds.


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark CARDONA
  Talk N Text
  (180-G/F-81)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Cardona, Talk N.20.2 
 2. Santos, San Miguel18.8 
 3. Williams, Santa Lucia17.8 
 4. Tubid, Ginebra17.7 
 5. Miller, Alaska16.1 
 6. Yap, Purefoods15.6 
 7. Alapag, Talk N Text15.2 
 8. Raymundo, Puref.14.8 
 9. Tenorio, Alaska14.8 
 10. David, Burger Ki.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia14.4 
 2. Taulava, Coca-Cola11.4 
 3. Santos, San Miguel10.2 
 4. Reavis, Purefoods9.3 
 5. Carey, Talk N Text9.2 
 6. Pena, San Miguel8.6 
 7. Reyes, Rain o.7.5 
 8. Pingris, Purefoods7.4 
 9. Devance, Alaska7.4 
 10. Rodriguez, Coc.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Alex CABAGNOT
  Burger King
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.9 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.8 
 3. Alapag, Talk N Text5.1 
 4. Villanueva, San M.4.9 
 5. Reyes, Santa Lucia4.5 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.4.5 
 7. Miller, Alaska4.4 
 8. Castro, Talk N Text4.4 
 9. Taulava, Coca-Cola4.4 
 10. Tenorio, Alas.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia2.2 
 2. Artadi, Purefoods1.8 
 3. Williams, Santa Lucia1.7 
 4. Norwood, Rain o.1.7 
 5. Buenafe, Burger K.1.5 
 6. Lanete, Burger King1.4 
 7. Abarrientos, Gineb.1.4 
 8. Santos, San Miguel1.4 
 9. Mercado, Rain o.1.3 
 10. Tenorio, Alas.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ali PEEK
  Talk N Text
  (194-F-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Peek, Talk N Text1.6 
 2. Santos, San Miguel1.5 
 3. Quinahan, Burger K.1.3 
 4. Maierhofer, Puref.1.1 
 5. Thoss, Alaska1.1 
 6. Aquino, Santa Lucia0.9 
 7. Pennisi, San Miguel0.9 
 8. Reavis, Purefoods0.8 
 9. Devance, Alaska0.8 
 10. Belga, Burger Ki.0.7 


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.22.5 
 2. Celej, Start Lublin21.1 
 3. Pacocha, Big Star19.2 
 4. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.4 
 5. Pluta, MOSiR K.18.2 
 6. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.1 
 7. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.18.0 
 8. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.4 
 9. Storozynski, Trefl S.16.4 
 10. Piechowicz, MMKS.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Zastal ZG
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.11.1 
 3. Storozynski, Trefl S.9.8 
 4. Kwiatkowski, Start L.9.5 
 5. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.5 
 6. Kulikowski, Zubry9.4 
 7. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.3 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.8.5 
 9. Bajer, Zubry8.2 
 10. Nowak, Sudety8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.7.1 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.8 
 3. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 4. Baran, Siarka T.5.4 
 5. Trepka, LKS Lodz4.9 
 6. Pacocha, Big Star4.7 
 7. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.6 
 8. Rapucha, Zubry4.4 
 9. Basinski, MMKS D.4.4 
 10. Flieger, Zastal4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.6 
 2. Krupa, Siarka T.3.3 
 3. Sikora, Trefl SSA2.9 
 4. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 5. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 6. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.7 
 7. Sikora, Start Lublin2.5 
 8. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.2.3 
 9. Wojdyla, Sudety JG2.3 
 10. Koszuta, Spojnia.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.7 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.1.8 
 3. Milewski, AZS A.1.8 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.6 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.2 
 6. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.0 
 7. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz0.9 
 8. Bodych, Spojnia S.0.8 
 9. Zielinski, MMKS D.0.8 
 10. Deja, MOSiR.0.8 


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


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


PBG Basket release A.J. Graves - by Eurobasket News
PBG Basket parted ways with A.J. Graves (185-G-85, college: Butler). The 24-year-old guard arrived to Poland at the start of the season. A.J. Graves tallied 7.8 points, 2.1 boards and 2.1 assists per game in the PLK. It was the first pro-contract for the guard. A.J. Graves graduated from the Butler University in 2008. He notched 7.7 points, 1.7 boards and 1.7 assists per appearance in his senior season in college.


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Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 10-0 
 2. Ovarense 9-1 
 3. Porto Ferpinta 8-2 
 4. VSC Guimar. 6-4 
 5. Sampaense 4-6 
 6. Illiabum 4-6 
 7. Academica 4-6 
 8. AD Vagos 4-6 
 9. CAB 3-7 
 10. Ginasio 3-7 
 11. Barreirense 3-7 
 12. Fisica 2-8 


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Penafiel 9-2 
 2. Lusitania 9-2 
 3. Barcelos 9-2 
 4. Electrico FC 7-4 
 5. Seixal 6-5 
 6. Galitos FC 6-5 
 7. Angra 6-5 
 8. Povoa 5-6 
 9. Sangalhos 5-6 
 10. A.Musical 2-9 
 11. Terceira Basket 2-9 
 12. Maia Basket 0-9 


Benfica close to announcing Reggie Okosa - by Antonio Santos
Sport Lisboa Benfica is finalizing the details for signing Okosa Reggie (206-F/C-80, agency: Lanshire Group, college: La Salle).

Reggie is an experienced 29 year old power forward. He has had a career that included stops in Europe, Latin America, as well as Asia.

Within less than a week the team found a substitute for its vacant import slot. As usual, Sport Lisboa Benfica goes for a player with significant international experience.

Reggie will face the tough challenge of being compared to Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). It is inevitable when Seth impressed everyone so much, not only at Sport Lisboa Benfica, but also around Portugal.


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The Playoffs Are Set - by Amir Abou-El-Kheir
Al Rayyan, Al Gharrafah, Al Jaysh Army SC and As Sadd Sports Club have punched their tickets to the Qatar League playoffs with 2 games to spare. Al Rayyan will finish first to claim the regular season title, while Gharaffa will take second place. Al Jaysh Army SC and As Sadd Sports Club will finish third and forth respectively. The final 2 rounds will essentially be preparation games for the playoffs.

The semi-finals will have Rayyan facing off vs As Sadd Sports Club, and Al Gharrafah playing Al-Al Jaysh Army SC, which should be a very interesting match-up. The semi's will be the best of 3, and will get underway in early February.


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Slobodan Dundjerski -Amazing performance in the last round of the Serbian A League Game - by Interperformances
The Point Guard Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88, agency: Interperformances) had a great performace in the last round of the Serbian league. His team OKK Belgrade won against Napredak 88-72 and is currently on the top of the Serbian League standings together with Borac with a record of 12-4. Last evening Slobodan played 17 minutes and scored 14 points (4/6 for 1, 2/2 for 2, 2/3 for 3), 4 rebounds (2/2), 3 steals and 7 assists for valuation index 27!!!!!!!!!!!!! .This is a real point guard game. Slobodan is currently averaging in the Serbian A League: 15.8 mpg, 4.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 apg 1.8 spg while in the Balkan League he is averaging: 21.3 mpg, 5.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg 2.8 apg and 1.7 spg.


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Panic, Metalac20.4 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.9 
 3. Markovic, Napredak17.5 
 4. Markovic, Tamis17.3 
 5. Jorovic, Borac16.9 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.9 
 7. Martinic, Vojvodina16.6 
 8. Micevic, Borac16.3 
 9. Kruscic, Beograd15.6 
 10. Jelovac, Mega.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nenad CANAK
  PVSK Pannon
  (204-F-76)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Canak, Tamis8.2 
 2. Jelovac, Mega V.7.5 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.3 
 4. Ljubojevic, Novi S.7.3 
 5. Lukovic, Radnic.7.1 
 6. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 7. Pobric, Novi Sad6.5 
 8. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.6.4 
 9. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.4 
 10. Mitrovic, Beogr.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.8 
 2. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.7 
 3. Martinic, Vojvodina4.5 
 4. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 5. Korac, Beograd4.2 
 6. Rakic, Novi Sad4.1 
 7. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.8 
 8. Radulovic, Masinac3.4 
 9. Prolovic, Borac3.3 
 10. Djordjevic, Slo.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Goran MARTINIC
  Vojvodina
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Martinic, Vojvodina2.3 
 2. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.3 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.2.1 
 4. Dundjerski, Beograd1.8 
 5. Dimitrijevic, Sloga1.6 
 6. Borovcanin, Sloga1.6 
 7. Tresac, Borac1.6 
 8. Jorovic, Borac1.6 
 9. Rakic, Novi Sad1.5 
 10. Tomasevic, Voj.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.1.6 
 2. Bircevic, Metalac1.5 
 3. Petric, KG 061.3 
 4. Buric, Tamis1.3 
 5. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.3 
 6. Maravic, Mega V.1.1 
 7. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 8. Bjegovic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.8 
 10. Vukosavljevi., Prol.0.6 


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  SLOVENIA   


Olimpija and Millage part ways - by Zeljko Zule
Unon Olimpija parted ways with has American Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.). He appeared in 4 games of Euroleague this season, averaging 2.5 points (2P 50%, FT 100%), 1.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 10.5 minutes per appearance and in 4 games of NLB Adriatic League, averaging 1.0 points (2P 67%), 0.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 7.0 minutes per apperance.

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  SOUTH KOREA   


KBL Round: 41 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Dongbu Promy - Mobis Phoebus 87-81
Dongbu Promy surprised Mobis Phoebus 87:81 as now three teams have 11 losses in the league. Lee Kwang-Jae (188-G/F-84) led the way with 30 points and Jones Jonathan ended up with 22. Ham Ji-Hoon collected 14 points and 10 rebounds in the losing case.

Daegu Orions - Samsung Th. 78-60
Daegu Orions cruised past Samsung 78:60 as Heo Il-Young (198-F-85) stepped up with 28 points and Suk Myung-Jun nailed 15. Brand Micah responded with 21 points in the losing effort.

SK Knights - KT&G Kites 63-50
SK Knights rolled over KT&G Kites 63:50 at the Regular Season Round 41. Kim Julian (200-F-82) paced all the winners with 12 points, while Byun Hyun-Soo and Joo Hee-Jung added 11 each. Park Sung-Hoon paced the Kites with 15 points and Kim Sung-Chul nailed 10.



Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Mobis Phoebus 28-11 
 2. KCC Egis 27-11 
 3. Sonic Boom KT 27-11 
 4. Dongbu Promy 25-13 
 5. LG Sakers 22-16 
 6. Samsung Th. 16-21 
 7. ET Land B.Sl. 12-26 
 8. KT&G Kites 11-26 
 9. SK Knights 11-26 
 10. Daegu Orions 9-27 


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  SPAIN   


Zabian Dowdell to join Unicaja - by Eurobasket News
Unicaja continued to strengthen the roster. The Malaga outfit is about to land Zabian Dowdell (191-G-84, college: Virginia Tech). The 25-year-old guard was last seen in the D-League where he played for the Tulsa 66ers. Zabian Dowdell averaged 12.9 points, 3.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game. Last season Zabian Dowdell spent in Italy. The guard tallied 19.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals for Monferrato. Unicaja also released Taquan Dean (193-G-83, college: Louisville). The guard averaged 11.7 points in Euroleague and 9.3 points per game in the ACB.


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Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Tony BROWN
  Starwings
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Brown, Starwings20.9 
 2. Thomas, Lausanne20.5 
 3. Sowell, Geneva Devils19.2 
 4. Hamilton, SAM M.19.0 
 5. Volcy, Monthey18.5 
 6. Bradley, MGS18.3 
 7. Hollins, Starwings17.5 
 8. Mladjan, Lugano T.17.4 
 9. Johnson, BBC Nyon17.1 
 10. Gray, SAM Massag.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SLOAN
  Starwings
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Sloan, Starwings11.5 
 2. Volcy, Monthey10.1 
 3. Grimm, SAM M.10.0 
 4. Thompson, Lausanne9.8 
 5. Southall, BBC Nyon8.9 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt8.6 
 7. VanderMeer, Lugano T.8.5 
 8. Vogt, Fribourg7.6 
 9. Sanders, Lugano T.7.4 
 10. Dacevic, SAV.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Hollins, Starwings5.8 
 2. Monroe, Boncourt5.4 
 3. Bradley, MGS5.2 
 4. Pleux-D., Lausanne5.2 
 5. Lukovic, SAV V.5.1 
 6. Wooten, Boncourt5.0 
 7. Walton, Lugano T.4.9 
 8. Gray, SAM Massagno4.4 
 9. Petkovic, Fribourg4.3 
 10. Johnson, BBC Ny.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon HAMILTON
  SAM Massagno
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hamilton, SAM M.5.0 
 2. Gray, SAM Massagno2.6 
 3. Gugino, Boncourt2.6 
 4. Jaquier, Starwings2.4 
 5. Volcy, Monthey2.4 
 6. Tshomba, Boncourt2.4 
 7. Pleux-D., Lausanne2.4 
 8. Dacevic, SAV V.2.3 
 9. Mladjan, Lugano T.2.1 
 10. Gibson, SAV Vacal.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Thompson, Lausanne3.9 
 2. VanderMeer, Lugano T.3.4 
 3. Southall, BBC Nyon3.3 
 4. Sloan, Starwings1.9 
 5. Niang, MGS1.6 
 6. Volcy, Monthey1.2 
 7. Vogt, Fribourg1.1 
 8. Sanders, Lugano T.1.0 
 9. Gilmore, MGS1.0 
 10. Grimes, Lausan.1.0 


LNA Round: 19 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Boncourt - Lausanne 84-65
Tony Gugino (207-C-86, college: Hillsdale) knocked down 19 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 5 assists to lead Boncourt past Lausanne. Todd Peterson added 17 points for the Red Team. Rod Flowers accounted for 15 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

SAV Vacallo - Starwings 76-78
Starwings needed an overtime to shock Vacallo on the road. Vernard Hollins (190-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Wright St.) scored 19 points, issued 8 assists and pulled down 5 boards for the visitors. Jordan Hasquet added 18 points for Starwings. Duena Erwin tossed in 17 points and collected 8 caroms for the defending champions.

Geneva Devils - Lausanne 68-65
Stephen McDowell (180-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Chattanooga) knocked down 18 points to propel Geneva past Lausanne. Rashard Lee added 13 points for the Devils. Kenny Thomas and Alex Thompson responded with 18 points each for Lausanne.

BBC Nyon - Fribourg 75-59
Nyon eased past Fribourg for the 11th win. Austin Johnson (191-G-87, college: Oklahoma) scored 17 points to pace the hosts. Yuanta Holland added 15 points in the winning effort. Oliver Vogt led all scorers with 20 points and 11 boards for Fribourg.

Monthey - MGS 81-70
Monthey prevailed against MGS at home court. Jean-Richard Volcy (202-F-82, college: N.Michigan) unloaded 28 points, grabbed 11 boards and made 6 steals to pace the charge. Sebastien Maio contributed 22 points for Monthey. Karon Bradley answered with 19 points, 5 boards and 5 assists for MGS.



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  TANZANIA   


Rampant ABC breeze past weak Mgulani - by Carlos Pereira
By Brown Msyani

Gilbert Batungi notched 15 points to guide ABC to a convincing 70-40 victory over Mgulani in a thrilling Regional Basketball League match held at the National Indoor Stadium yesterday.

The ABC star was simply phenomenal and posed a constant threat to Mgulani shot blockers.
The winners started the game with real intent of killing off the game early on, but until the end of the first half, they had a slim 26-20 lead.
Mgulani, who fought relentlessly to close the point gap in the first two quarters, run out of steam to allow ABC add 44 more points.
Looking tired, Mgulani managed to score 20 points only in the final quarters, making them walk off the court heads down after the final whistle.
Batungi emerged the top scorer for the winners followed by his marauding teammate Frank Augustino with 14 points.
Mgulani's tireless pointer Joas Maheta buried 16 points that, however, were not enough to save his team from an embarrassing defeat.
Christians Jacob teamed up well with Maheta, but his efforts earned him nine points only.

In another match, holders JKT played brilliantly to post a 105-33 point victory over Cargo at the same venue.
JKT, who lost 67-64 to Oilers last weekend, bounced back in style to register the highest score since the season started.
Captained by Frank Simkoko, JKT were leading 51-18 until the end of the first half.They went on to score 21 more points in the third quarter restricting clueless Cargo to four points.
The fourth quarter proved too harsh to Cargo after scoring 11 points unlike 33 notched by rampant JKT.
JKT playmakers Francis Mlewa and Mkumbo Mgendi scored 19 and 18 points respectively.

Tanzania Prisons defeated newly-promoted Tanblacks 56-47 in a closely fought encounter held at the same venue late on Saturday.


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Another huge display by college players ! - by Albert-Lee Young
Sylven Landesberg had another big game for the 15th time this season.

On Saturday Landesberg hit a game high 18 pts which helped the University of Virginia to stay unbeaten in the ACC with a 75-57 win over the #23 ranked Miami in a home game.

With the victory Virginia increased its winning streak to seven, the longest since a seven-game streak in 2006-07. The Cavaliers are 3-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1994-95 (when they started 4-0) and is now 3-0 vs. ranked opponents this season.

In New York, Akim Neverson scored 25 points for the second consecutive game as Queens College held off St. Thomas Aquinas, 82-75, in ECC action on Wednesday in Flushing. Neverson scored eight of the Knights first 13 points of the second half, helping his club go ahead by 15 just 4:01 in.

Then for the third time within six days Neverson put up another big score, a team high 23 points, but Molloy College still outlasted the Knights, 80-75, on Saturday. It was the second meeting of the season between the two clubs in Flushing. QC had won the first back in December.

Also on Saturday Jamal Fenton had 6 points, 1 assist and 1 turnover coming off the bench for 16 minutes as the University of New Mexico Lobos scratch out a hard fought 70-68 road win against Wyoming Cowboys in the Mountain West Conference.

In Evanston, Illinios Kyle Rowley contributed 4 pts, 3 rebounds and 1 assist as the University of Northwestern beat No. 6 Purdue, 72-64 in the Big Ten Conference. Rowley had 13 minutes playing time.



Trim makes impressive return - by Albert-Lee Young
6-10 Kibwe Trim successfully returned to the hard court on January 16 to help Rovinari rolled over Pitesti 75-66 in the Regular Season Round 16 games of the Romanian Division A league.

Trim tallied 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in his first game for the season as the struggling Rovinari improved their record to 6-10.

Over in France Ian Young got 18pts & 4 assists in a losing effort, 63-77, for Quimper against Fos Quest in the French Pro B Regular Season Round 16 game on January 15.

Meanwhile Gimel Lewis had 8pts, 3rebs, 1assists & 1blk coming off the bench for 23mins court time as Palencia defeated Leon 83-77 in the Spanish LEB Gold division.

And in the LEB Silver division, Duane Virgil posted up 6 points and 5 rebounds for Alcazar in a close 89-88 loss against Qalat Caja Sol. The next day Adrian Joseph tallied 10 points, 6 rebounds & 2 assists but Roslia still went under 88-68 to Andorra in a round 19 game.

Across in Argentina on January 12, Wilfred Spongy Benjamin got 9pts & 8rebs as San Martin MJ closed Round 14 with 86-79 home win against Alma Juniors keeping the best record in TNA division (10-2) as play resumed after the short Christmas break.

Down in the Japan BJ League on January 13, Julius Ashby tallied 4pts, 9rebs, 4 assists & 3blks as Tokyo Apache fell to Kyoto Hannaryz 55-76. In the return game the following day Ashby contributed 18pts, 6rebs & 2assists in another losing effort, 81-87.

Over in the US, Devougn Lamont continue to have a solid season averaging 24.3 points and 11 rebounds per game for San Francisco Rumble in the America Basketball Association (ABA) professional league. The Rumble currently enjoys a 10-3 record.



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  TURKEY   


Genc Banvitliler sign Ekenechukwu Ibekwe - by Eurobasket
Genc Banvitliler (TB2L) added to their roster 25-year old Nigerian forward Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (206-F-85, college: Maryland). Ibekwe played most recently at Kepez Bld Antalya before leaving for Petrochimi Imam Harbour (Iran). Ibekwe is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in France, Iran, Israel and Puerto Rico.
By Eurobasket Data Center


TB2L, Round 13: Hacettepe and Edirne Olin Genclik on top of their groups - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Trabzonspor - Vestel 76-72
Trabzonspor outplayed Vestel 76-72 jumping to 10-3 score in Group A (second place). Gokhan Orcun Tunca (201-F-80) and Ilker Turel (189-G-83, agency: EM-PA) netted 13 pts each for the hosts. Derrick Davenport (208-C-78, agency: EM-PA, college: TCU) shined in loss with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

Duzce Genclik - Gelisim 90-76
Duzce Genclik had an easy job at home, beating Gelisim 90-76. James Hairston (203-F-84, college: Towson) scored 26 points as he led hosts. Baris Erdogan (175-G-84) added 17, while Ermain Demier chipped in 14 points. On the other side, Orbay Kaya had 20 points in loss.

Hacettepe Un. - Pertevniyal 85-78
Hacettepe was better at home than Pertevniyal beating them 85-78. Jermaine Dearman (202-F/C-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: S.Illinois) had 20 and Sercan Ergin (83) added 19 points for this winning side. Visitors got 24 points and 11 rebounds effort from Orhan Haciyeva.

Istanbul B.B. - Orman Genc 87-85
Mehmet Yildizhan (187-G-86) scored 20 and Dogan Deniz Yigit (89) added 18 as Istanbul managed to overcome Orman Genc 87-85. Dennis Mims also had a good game for winners, recording double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds. For visitors, Muhammed Tachi had 25 points.

Yeni Nesil - Final Genclik 76-85
Final Gencilk stole one from Yeni Nesil, winning the game 76-85. Mustafa Gucyetmez (186-G-80) led the way for visitors with 23 points, while Christian Agwumaro (198-F-86, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) added 18. For hosts, Jamar McKnight had 24 points.

Selcuk Univ. - Beykoz 93-89
Selcuk hosted Beykoz and managed to come on top 93-89. Cemal Bayraktar (184-G-82, agency: 1x1 Sports) had 18 points, while Volkan Ertetik (190-G-80), Azizcan Ozdemir and Hakan Uskuplu each scored 13 points for the winning side. For Beykoz, Dwayne Curtis poured in 26 points while Serhat Koymen followed with 23.

Group B
Genc Telekom - TED Istanbul 65-60
Genc Telekom was better than TED Istanbul 65-60 behind 14 points by Sertac Sanli (209-F-91). Murat Goktas (201-G-87) added 11 pts. On the other side, Olcay Ozkudilli had 16 points in loss.

Genc Banvit - FMV Isikspor 60-68
FMV Isikspor stole one from Genc Banvit after beating them 60-68. Ozcan Surucu (200-G/F-83) led the visiting team with 18 points while Lutfi Demirhan (87, agency: EM-PA) added 13. Enechukwu Ibekwe poured in 27 points for hosts.

Yesilyurt - Optimum TED 83-71
Admir Kan (185-G-83) had 29 points and Thomas Brown (201-F-86, college: Lamar) added 19 points and 14 rebounds as they helped Yesilyurt overcome Optimum TED 83-71. For visitors, Kaan Memisoglu and Mehmet Ozdogan each scored 21 points.

Pamukkale - Usak 76-71
Pamukkale was better at home than Usak 76-71 behind 19 points by Joey Knight (186-G-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: Lehigh). Sahin Ekmen (200-F-89) and Serdar Unsur were also good with 16 points apiece. On the other side, Callistus Eiukwu and Altan Cetinkaya each scored 17 points.

ITU - Akcakoca P. 82-89
After a fairly close encounter Akcakoca was able to overcome ITU 82-89. Albert Fisher (185-G-86, college: Kent St.) led the winning side with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, while Levent Altan (204-F-81) followed with 20 points. ITU was led by Tolga Tekinalp who finished the game with 28 points.

Olin Genclik - Akhisar Bld 61-66
Akhisar was better than their hosts Olin Gencilk 61-66. Hilmi Cantopcu (195-F-83) had 19, while Tyrone Nelson (206-F-85, college: N.Mexico St.) and Leven Demirci added 18 and 16 points respectively for the winning side. For hosts, Omer Unver had 20 points.


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mustafa ABI
  ITU
  (197-G-79)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Abi, ITU22.6 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.1 
 3. Curtis, Beykoz21.9 
 4. Nelson, Akhisar Bld21.8 
 5. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 6. Kan, Yesilyurt19.7 
 7. Gursu, Genc Banvit18.3 
 8. Karamahmut, Usak18.3 
 9. Eiukwu, Usak18.2 
 10. Hairston, Duzce.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt13.8 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal13.3 
 3. Mims, Istanbul.11.8 
 4. Curtis, Beykoz11.4 
 5. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.2 
 6. Eiukwu, Usak11.2 
 7. Egemonye, Optimum .10.4 
 8. Gokay, Akcakoca P.10.3 
 9. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 10. Meeking, Selcuk Un.9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Albert FISHER
  Akcakoca P.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Fisher, Akcakoca P.6.0 
 2. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.8 
 3. Kan, Yesilyurt5.5 
 4. Tutuncu, Beykoz5.4 
 5. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.3 
 6. Senol, Final Genclik5.2 
 7. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.5.2 
 8. Gacemer, Gelisim5.1 
 9. Adiguzel, Orman G.5.0 
 10. Akyol, Olin Gencl.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.4 
 2. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.5 
 3. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.4 
 4. Ozseven, TED I.2.3 
 5. Gursu, Genc Banvit2.3 
 6. Mutaf, FMV I.2.2 
 7. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.0 
 8. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.0 
 9. Guney, TED Istanbul2.0 
 10. Abay, Pamukka.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.6 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 3. Hairston, Duzce G.2.1 
 4. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.1 
 5. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.2.0 
 6. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 7. Mims, Istanbul.1.8 
 8. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 9. Egemonye, Optimum .1.6 
 10. Binici, Genc Banv.1.5 


Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi sign Vincent Grier - by Eurobasket
Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi signed 27-year old American swingman Vincent Grier (195-G/F-83, college: Minnesota). Grier was trying to make Washington Wizards (NBA) roster, but was cut in pre-season. Last year he played for Cholet Basket in France. He managed to play in three competitions for that team. In French League he recorded 28 games with 10.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg. He played also in Eurocup Qualifications where in 2 games he had 11.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 3.0apg, and finally his team played in EuroChallenge where in 15 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. He helped Cholet make it to EuroChallenge Final.
By Eurobasket Data Center


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Darussafaka
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Douby, Darussafaka22.3 
 2. Shipp, Bornova19.4 
 3. Toolson, Karsiyaka18.4 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga17.9 
 5. Baron, Mersin17.9 
 6. Chatman, Besiktas17.8 
 7. Newley, Besiktas17.6 
 8. Williams, Erdemir17.4 
 9. Famutimi, Oyak R.17.4 
 10. Brown, Borno.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joshua HEYTVELT
  Oyak Renault
  (211-F-86)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Heytvelt, Oyak R.9.7 
 2. Williams, Erdemir9.7 
 3. Davidson, Darussaf.9.6 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga8.3 
 5. Greene, Antalya7.6 
 6. Elegar, Bornova7.4 
 7. Smith, Karsiyaka7.4 
 8. Aldemir, Karsiyaka7.4 
 9. Bowman, Tofas7.3 
 10. Erden, Fener.Ulk.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.7 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.3 
 3. Acik, T.Telekom4.8 
 4. Douby, Darussafaka4.7 
 5. Ermis, Banvit4.6 
 6. Holston, Karsiyaka4.4 
 7. Erdogan, Oyak R.4.3 
 8. Atsur, Besiktas4.3 
 9. James, Mersin4.1 
 10. Gordon, Kepez B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Aliaga
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Hosley, Aliaga3.4 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas2.8 
 3. Shipp, Bornova2.6 
 4. Smith, Efes Pilsen2.5 
 5. Erden, Kepez Bld2.3 
 6. Douby, Darussafaka2.3 
 7. Famutimi, Oyak R.2.0 
 8. Holston, Karsiyaka1.9 
 9. Batuk, Karsiyaka1.8 
 10. Kinsey, Fener.Ulk.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Furkan ALDEMIR
  Karsiyaka
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.7 
 2. Davis, Banvit1.7 
 3. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.6 
 4. Elegar, Bornova1.4 
 5. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.4 
 6. Solak, Galatasaray1.3 
 7. Buckman, Kepez Bld1.2 
 8. Denison, Tofas1.1 
 9. Greene, Antalya1.1 
 10. Davidson, Daruss.1.1 


Welcome to Devotion - by Cagla Midik
Reaction to the Top 16 Draw



Group E
Regal FC Barcelona
Panathinaikos
Partizan Belgrade
Maroussi BC

Group F
Real Madrid
Montepaschi Siena
Maccabi Electra
Efes Pilsen Istanbul

Group G
CSKA Moscow
Unicaja
Zalgiris Kaunas
Asseco Prokom

Group H
Olympiacos
Caja Laboral
BC Khimki
Cibona Zagreb

All grops have strong teams but group F is the hardest one. Examining Efes Pilsen Istanbul;
Although it squeaked into the Top 16 after a difficult start to the regular season, Efes Pilsen arrives to the second phase with a clean slate and all the talent necessary to make some serious noise. Whether it be shooters like Igor Rakocevic, Preston Shumpert and Bostjan Nachbar, scorers like Charles Smith and Bootsy Thornton, or big man like Kaya Peker, Mario Kasun and Daniel Santiago, there are no shortage of answers in the Efes lineup. With a new lease on the season, Efes is a team to watch out for now as much as ever.


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Martin Luther King Tournament Day 2 Results - by David Edole
ST. Thomas The Charlotte Amalie Lady Hawks opened Day 2 of the 2010 Martin Luther King tourney with a rout of Antilles, 41-17, Saturday morning. The Hawks starting five of Shayla Kelly, Aesha Peters (91), Amara Williams and TeAndra Richardson and Kelssy Trass dominated the opening frame by the tune of 22-0.
I was please how well we played, said Charlotte Amalie Head Coach Myron Corbett. The ball was moving and we took quality shots. Once we play that way, I dont think that there is anyone in the territory that can beat us.
The Lady Hawks were a well run machine as they had six assists on the nine buckets made. Every Hawk starter scored and made it look easy. Then the second period came. Coach Corbett installed his second unit and the game became competitive.
Caprisha Richards scored Antilles first basket to a resounding cheer to the fans in attendance. Both teams went up and down the court but scoring was a premium.
They played hard but they played sloppy, said Corbett. It stems from lack of playing time, players like Mersisa Murphy never played basketball before. It is the first time she has every played basketball. The girls have to make their mistakes now and improve over time.
Troubles continued for the Hawks in the third when Antilles made a furious comeback against the second unit. Antilles outscored the Hawks 11-3, to pull the game within 9, 27-16. However, Corbett put his starters back in the game who promptly scored eight points to put the game away.
All five starters scored atleast five points to lead the Hawks. Williams led the team with eight points, Trass added seven and Peters chipped in with six. Both Kelly and Richards tallied five points each.
Chales Martin led Antilles with five points.

GAME 2: COMPLEX 35 KEAN 28
Educational Complex Lady Barracudas defeated Eudora Kean Lady Rays, 35-28, in the second game of the Martin Luther King Tourney. The game was close throughout with no team taking a big lead. Complex won the first period, 9-4, but Kean stormed back in the second to tie the game at 16 by halftime. The nip and tuck affair continued well into the fourth when Jeniya Toussaint made a lay up to inch Kean within three, 31-28 with 3:13 left. However, Complex made the final two baskets to put the game away. Veronique Llanos (92) was a monster in the paint and finished with 14 points.
Jeniya Toussaint led Kean with eight points and Deonique Gerald chipped in with seven.

GAME 3 BOYS: COMPLEX 84 MANOR 34
Educational Complex made quick work of Manor School, 84-34. Complex used their superiority in athleticism and quickness in the win. 13 of the 14 players on the Complexs roster scored with Salim Ross (92) leading the way with eleven. Aundrey Carty led Manor with 16.

GAME 4: CENTRAL 64 CAHS 43
Who let the dogs out? Coach Alvarn Jarvis let the dogs out as Central High routed long time rival Charlotte Amalie, 64-43. Central High came out to such a pace that the Chickenhawks could not match. Central held a halftime lead of 11, 28-17, and it was eager for more.
In the third the lead ballooned to 20 before the Chickenhawks made a mini rally. Howevever, Amadius Der-Weer (94) had other ideas as he swated some shots that switched the momentum Centrals way.
Everyone played good, (Rasheed) Swantson had big shots and Der-Weer played great defense, said Coach Jarvis. (Javier) Martinez was a monster on both ends.
The team relied on what they learned from their Christmas Trip to Atlanta and applied it.
The trip helped a lot because we got game time experience, added Jarvis. We played against bigger teams so we were comfortable out there. Central concluded the Deklab County Tournament in sixth place.
Leading the way for Central was Martinez with 16 and Swanston and Der-weer both chipped in with ten points apiece.
Charles Pemberton (92) was a monster when he scored 24 points to lead the Chickenhawks.

GAME 5: CAHS 37 CENTRAL 30
With the juggling of the schedule the few that were in attendance got a chance to see the two best teams in the territory go at it. Size does matter, could be heard throughout the Hawks Nest as Charlotte Amalie outlasted Central High, 37-30.
CAHS starting front court consists of 6-foot-3 Aesha Peters, 6-foot TeAndra Richardson and 5-foot-11 Amara Williams. Centrals tallest player stands at 5-foot-8.
Our team is just too big and strong inside, said Head Coach Myron Corbett. Peters, Williams and Richardson were dominant and controlled the boards. The only chance Central has is to try to speed up the game, but once our guards play under control and work the ball inside we cant be matched.
With the Hawks leading 28-26, Peters crashed the offensive board made a lay-up and got fouled. The senior post, who is being recruited heavily by mainland colleges, calmly stepped to the line and made the free throw. Williams not one to be out done scored on the next play to give the Lady Hawks, a seven point lead, 33-26, at the 3:15 mark.
Centrals Shamyra Vanterpool answered with a basket of her own to pull the Lady Caribs within five. But Williams went to work down low and scored a bucket to give CAHS a nine point lead, 37-28 with 54 ticks left on the clock.
It was a typical Central-CAHS game, said Central Coach Donald Bough. We did not bring it offensively but our defense was excellent. We cant match the CAHSs size but our major problem was turnovers. If we take better care of the ball we can do some damage.
CAHS senior duo of Williams and Peters led the team in scoring with 14 and 13 points respectively.
Lanese Bough (92) led Centrals effort with nine and Vanterpool finished with eight.

GAME 6: Antilles 41 Manor 35
In the first elimination game of the Martin Luther King Tourney, it was Antilles High School ousting Manor School, 41-35, from the tournament. Antilles star sophomore Dornell Weaver had his best game of the tourney when he dropped in 15 points for the winners. Weaver had help as young Agyei Gregory chipped in with nine points. Gregorys older brother Kaylen just completed his playing career at Marist University. Aundrey Carty led Manor with 20 points. Antilles advance to play a team to be announce on Sunday.

GAME 7: CAHS 62 All Saints 34
Charlotte Amalie frustration was on their face after losing to their rival Central High School. The
Chicken Hawks let it all go against All Saints is in the losers bracket. CAHS routed the tiny private school, 62-34. The Hawks scored a whopping 26 points in the first period to put the game away. CAHS did all of this without big man and leading scorer Charles Pemberton who sat out to nurse his nagging hamstring injury.
Addis Elliot and Ajani Smith took up the slack with both players contributing eight points.
Bryan Brady led All Saints with eight points.

GAME 8: Complex 52 Kean 37
St. Croix teams continued their dominance as Educational Complex walked all over Eudora Kean, 52-37. The win sets up the two public schools from Ay-Ay to play in the semifinals of the MLK tourney.
Coach Dean Heywood played all 14 members of the team and had no fear of losing the game. He even held out some of his better players a whole period. Complex led 27-15 at the half and used the second half to get prepared for Central High School.
James Sneed (G-92) led Complex with 11 points and Jose Santos added nine.
For Eudora Kean Shakeem Freeman poured in a game high 13 points and Glen Blyden added five.

GAME 9: Antilles 27 Kean 24
In the first elimination girls game of the tourney, it was Antilles outlasting Eudora Kean, 27-24, in front of a raucous crowd. Eudora Kean dominated the first half and led 11-9. Eudora Kean extended the lead to five, 18-13, behind a team effort. Then it became the Sahile Brathwaite-Hall show. The big woman dominated the paint scoring ten of Antilles 14 fourth period points. The 6-footer tied the game at 24 all with 2:20 remaining. She then had an offensive put back to give Antilles their first lead, 26-24, with a minute and a half ticks left on the clock. The teams then traded misses before Elsa Williams was fouled driving to the basket. Williams made one of two free throws to end the game.
We started out the game flat, said head coach Derrick Heyliger. Eudora Kean is a veteran team in terms of how long they have been together. We fought hard and pulled the game out.
I have nothing but good things to say about Brathwaite-Hall, added Heyliger. She dominated the fourth and can be unstoppable if she continues to work. I expect great things from her.
Brathwaite-Hall finished with 18 points and Williams chipped in with three.
Alanah George led Eudora Kean Lady Rays with eight points.

Tourney continues
The Tournament continues Sunday at noon with Charlotte Amalie Lady Hawks take on Educational Complex Lady Barracudas. St. Thomass longest rivalry will be renewed as Eudora Kean and Charlotte Amalie boys meet with the loser going home following the girls game. The all St. Croix semifinal between Central High and Educational Complex will follow Kean-CAHS.
A grand total of seven games will be played at Charlotte Amalies Hawks Nest. Five dollars gets adults in and three dollars for students. The tournament ends on Monday at 11 pm with the girls championship game and the boys championship game to follow.


MartinLuther King Day 3 Results - by David Edole
ST. Thomas --Charlotte Amalie Lady Hawks ran away from Educational Complex, 49-29, in the semifinals of the Martin Luther King Basketball Tourney. The Hawks big players again dominated yet another team in the territory. Amara Williams had seven buckets in the paint and 6-foot-3 center Aesha Peters (91) added five.
Our job is to get the ball to the strength of our team, said Charlotte Amalie Head Coach Myron Corbett. It reared its head again. They brought they lunch pail and went to work inside.
Both teams were feeling each other out until Charlotte Amalie coach Myron Corbett decided to change the tempo. After Williams was fouled and calmly made both baskets, 12-8, the Hawks went into a press with 1:48 left in the first period. The Lady Barracudas turn the ball over and often, which resulted in a 17-4 run that gave the Hawks a halftime lead of 15, 27-12.
In the third, CAHS continued to pound the ball inside to Peters who scored at will. Peters scored four quick points to give CAHS their biggest lead of the game 21 points, 34-17 with 2:42 left in the third. Veronique Llanos play triggered a Educational Complex, 8-0, run to pull within 9, 34-25. However, it was Peters who stopped the bleeding with a put back at the 6:10 mark in the fourth. The put back triggered 13-4 run to end the game. Williams went to work in the run scoring six of her 17 points.
Williams was determined, added Corbett. In terms of rebounds, it was all will and she wanted it more. Credit must be given to Kellsy (Trass) who had to carry the load in ball handling because of the injury to Shayla Kelly.
Peters helped out with 12 and TeAndra Richards and Trass tallied seven point a piece. Llanos was complex only player in double figures with 15. The win propels Charlotte Amalie to the finals where they will face the winner of Central High-Educational Complex game on Monday at 11:00 am.

Kean 53, CAHS 35
In the battle of St. Thomas, it was Eudora Kean knocking off Charlotte Amalie Chicken Hawks, 53-35, in an elimination game. 6-foot-8 post Aubrey Dawson helped Eudora Kean get their first win against the home team in quiet sometime. Dawson had an impact on both sides of the court. If he wasnt blocking a shot he was scoring on the offensive side. Dawson scored six of his 11 points in the fourth period.
Eudora Kean led 35-25 at the halftime.
Dawson had a put back expanding Keans lead to 12, 39-27, at the 6:50 mark in the fourth. The teams then traded baskets. Dawson then nailed two free throws to increase the lead, to 15, 44-29.
Dawson finished with 11 points and several blocked shots. Shakeem Freeman tallied a team hig 15 points.
Merwin Potter led CAHS attack with 15 points. The hawks played without starting center Charles Pemberton who is still nursing his hamstring pull.

Boys Game 9: Central 65, Complex 53
Central High School strutted their stuff as the Caribs defeated Educational Complex, 65-53, Sunday afternoon in the Martin Luther King Tourney. Central got a great contribution from their first year players Javier Martinez (93), Rasheed Swanston (95) and Amadius Der-Weer (94). The trio combined to score 40 of Centrals 65 points. Centrals used their experience from the Dekalb County Tourney to knock off another tough opponent.
I look at it as a regular game, said Central Coach Alvarn Jarvis. This is not what we are here to do, win a game. We are here to win the tournament. Complex is our rival and anything can happen any given day or night.
Central held 16 point lead on a Taaron Jones three pointer at the 5:10 mark in the third. , Complex began to nibble away at the deficit. James Sneed (G-92) scored his only basket to bring Complex within 10, 40-30. Ryan Perpie then nailed a three pointer to start a 9-5 run that pulled Complex within six, 39-45.
In the fourth, it became the Central young big men show. If Martinez wasnt scoring it was Der-weer.
Martinez started the period with a put back then Der-weer added the same to increase Central lead to nine, 49-40. Warren Brooks scored the next three points for Complex. Then Caribs duo scored the next eight points to give Central a 16 point lead, 59-43, with 3:21 left.
Martinez was great on the boards, added Jarvis. He must have had a double-double. My team played the game the correct way. They did not care who scored. They just moved the ball and the bigs were the beneficiaries.
Martinez finished with a game high 20 points and Swanston dropped in 11. Der-weer and Jones both finished with nine.
Complexs high riser Terrel Christian had 18 points and Brooks helped out with 12.
Central High advances to the final on Monday, where they will try to win their first MLK title of the decade.

Girls Game 6: Central 31 Antilles 27
Central High Lady Caribs held off a ferocious Antilles comeback, 31-27 in an elimination game. Central jumped out to a 20-2 first period lead that prompted Coach Donald Bough to play his reserves.
The move almost cost him a game as Antilles chipped away at the lead and almost pulls off the upset.
Antilles held Central to six point over the course of two periods while scoring 10, 26-12.
Antilles ninth grader Shaquanna Foy went on a scoring binge in the fourth period. She had 13 of Antilles 15 points in the frame. She single handily brought the lady Canes back. However, Centals Jayda Edwards hit a clutch three pointer to save the win.
Melanesia Hendricks led Centrals effort with seven and Vanterpool chipped in with six. Foy finished with 13 points to lead Antilles. Caprisha Richards and Chalez Martin added six and five points respectively.
Central knocked off Antilles out of the tournament and will play Educational Complex in the semifinals later in the day. The winner advances to the finals versus the Lady Hawks on Monday at 11:00 am.

Boys Game 10: Complex 59 Antilles 42
Educational Complex used their bench to defeat Antilles, 59-42, in an elimination game. Complex Coach Dean Heywood rarely played his starters due to the fact that Barracudas may have to play two games in three hours. Despite the fact that starters didnt play much Complex ran out to 30-19 halftime lead. Complex was never really threatened as they now prepare for a hot Eudora Kan team. The winner of that game advances to the finals against Central High on Monday.
Melvin Adams led Complex with 11 and Tamoi Francis added nine. Dornell Weaver was the only Hurricane in double figures with 10.

Girls game 7: Central 45 Complex 22
Central High Lady Caribs used a big second half to defeat Educational Complex Lady Barracudas, 45-22, in the sixth game of the day. The Caribs senior duo of Shamyra Vanterpool and Risheema Burke used their experience and court savy in the win.
Both teams came out sluggish as both teams played in earlier contest. Scoring was a premium as both teams only managed seven points in the first. The second period was even more difficult to find points and Complex managed to score two points and Central managed only five, 12-9.
Central came out in the second half on fire. Vanterpool took over the third and scored 10 of Centrals 18 points. Central led 32-20 at the end of three. Burke took over the fourth scoring seven of Centrals 11 points.
Burke finished with a team high 12 points and Vanterpool was the only other Caribs in double digits with 11. Julissa Thomas led Barracudas with 11 points.
Central will face Charlotte Amalie in the finals of the MLK tourney on Monday at 11 am.

Boys 11: Complex 56 Kean 37
St. Croix public schools continue to flex their muscle at the Martin Luther King Tournament. This time it was Educational Complex demolishing Eudora Kean, 56-37. Complex came off a tough win over Antilles an hour and half before to defeat the St. Thomas team. Complex legs were wobbly in the first as Kean led 9-8 after the first period. But Complex seemed to be getting their legs under them as the game wore on. Chris Sealy hit a long three pointer with 3.5 second left in the second frame giving Complex an two point lead, 19-17 at the break.
In the third both teams fought tooth and nails until James Sneed entered the game at 1:54. Sneed scored four quick points to give Complex some breathing room, 35-29. Salim Ross (92) then hit a three pointer as time expired that shifted the momentum to Complex, 38-29.
Ross continued his onslaught in the fourth. Ross scored five quick points to extend Complexs lead to 13, 46-33.
Keans Xavier Richards then nailed a whirling dervish shot to get the score within 11. However, Terell Christian's scored two buckets and Ross added another athletic layup to put the game away, 52-35.
Christian and Ross finished with double digits with 17 and 16 points respectively.
Shaquile Bruno led Kean with 12 and Xavier Richards had 10.
With the win, Educational Complex sets up an all St. Croix finals that is set for Monday afternoon after the girls game. Educational Complex lost to Central High, 65-53 earlier in the day.

Mondays finals
(Girls) Charlotte Amalie vs. Central High 11:00 am
(Boys)Central High vs. Educational Complex 5 mins after.


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UBA 2010 Draft - by UBA media
The UBA announces the picks for 2010.......................

UBA 2010 Draft

First Round

Pick Team Player Ht Wt College

1. GIE Morrow Disciples: Mychal Kearse (6'5''-G/F-83, college: Mt.St.Mary's)
2. Southern General: Tyler Hughes (7'0''-F-84, agency: GOTathletes, college: Kansas St.)
3. Irving Assault: Jermaine Dailey (6'8''-F-86, college: Ill.-Chicago)
4. Austin F.: Demetrice Williams (6'3''-G-80, college: S.Alabama)
5. Houston Gladiators: Darian Burke (6'9''-C-81, college: Colorado St.)
6. San Antonio: Chris Berry (6'4''-G/F-86, college: Texas Wesleyan)
7. Houston: John Huggins (6'2''-G-82, college: Amer.Internat.)
8. Converse: Byron Conway (6'9''-C-84, college: Auburn-Montgomery)

Second Round

1. GIE Morrow Disciples: Keith Closs (7'4''-C-76, college: Cent.Conn.St.)
2. Southern Generals: Antoine Maddox (6'4''-G-84, college: LaGrange)
3. Irving Assualt: Luis Martinez (6'6''-F-84, college: William Pater.)
4. Austin F.: Solomon Humphrey (6'1''-G-88, college: North Lake CC)
5. Houston Gladiators: Calvin Goss (5'10''-G-85, college: Ft.Valley St.)
6. San Antonio: Hellion Knight (6'1''-G-86, college: Colby County CC)
7. Houston: Jack Browne (6'6''-F-83, college: St.Francis (IN))










Tyler Hughes (7'0''-F-84, agency: GOTathletes, college: Kansas St.)



URBL Becomes the UBA - by UBA media

May 31, 2009 - Effective August 8, 2009, the mid-market professional basketball league formally known as the United Regions Basketball League (URBL) has been purchased and renamed The Universal Basketball Association (UBA). The URBL, founded in Texas in 2008 by Mac Claire, was purchased by J.D. Barnes and Sherman Douglas. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed to the public.

The Texas-based league will undergo a complete overhaul, with plans to expand globally to include international teams throughout the world. Step one of the transition will include expansion into Georgia and Florida, with additional teams to be added to the Texas core already in place.

The long-term vision of the UBA is to extend worldwide, allowing international teams to compete for the UBA championship at the end of each season. The league will utilize a emphasizing regional play to decide the playoff brackets for the end of the season. The premier compete for the UBA championship at the end of each season. The league will utilize a goal is to have sanctioned UBA divisions operating internationally throughout the world. The scheduling format similar to the NCAA, allowing for open competition between all teams while division winners will congregate at a specified location to be determined each year to battle for a
scheduling format similar to the NCAA, allowing for open competition between all teams while true world championship.

'Every year we see hundreds of American players opting out of continental play to pursue higher paying contracts overseas,' said Barnes. 'Our vision is to bridge that gap and create relationships with overseas teams where players can make the same amount of money and compete globally without uprooting their lives for half the year.'

To solidify expansion efforts, the UBA will utilize a developmental model similar to that of international club play. Teams unable to meet specific UBA standards will maintain a club-level designation until team owners are able to prove they can comply with such standards.

'Our goal was to take everything good that we know about basketball, both internationally and in the United Staes,' explained Barnes. 'Mid-market leagues have yet to figure out how to sustain the business model here in the States. We believe we have figured out a system that works.'

The newly expanded league will launch at the end of 2010 with a minimum of 10 teams operating in Texas, Georgia, and Florida. International team representation is still in the early stages of discussion. For more information, please email: info@ubabasket.com.



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Uganda Federation holds Coaches Clinic - by Olusegun Ikuesan
The Athletes in Action Uganda Ambassadors in conjunction with Federation of Uganda Basketball Association coaches clinic from January 18 through 20.

The 3-Day clinic which will attracted top coaches from FIBA Africa Zone-5 will take place at the Victory City Church Ntinda Kampala.

According to Coach Gad Eteu of Kyambogo Warriors basketball club Uganda, the clinic will draw resource persons from Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.

Day-1 of the clinic will see participants being taken through the importance of Spirituality and Sports by Coach Mandy Juruni of UCU Lady Canons Uganda. Building a basketball program and creating a coaching identity by Coach Eteu Uganda. A look at Advantages and Disadvantages of Zone Defense by Coach Carey Odhiambo of Cooperative Bank basketball club of Kenya the days activities will be rounded up with a papers to be delivered by duo of Coaches Cliff Owuor of APR Lions basketball club of Rwanda and Odhiambo of Coop-Bank, Kenya dwelling on building transition offense at the highest state of elite basketball and Principles of Zone offense. By Coach Carey

The clinic continues with seven papers to be delivered on the Day-2 of the clinic with an insight into a look at how coaches can use their position to influence lives positively and the foundations in building a man-to-man defense/ developing team toughness and elite play by Coach Timothy Odeke KCC Leopards basketball club, Uganda. Building full court team defense, a look at the concepts and principles to be applied by Coach Owuor of APR Rwanda, things I believe make a successful coach and a successful basketball program by Coach Eteu while Coach Smart Olumbo of Eagles Wings basketball club, Kenya will present papers on attacking pressure defense and Organizing training sessions, an example of pre-season training, with Coach Jurini speaking on the importance of team building on and off the basketball court.

The clinic will end with three papers on Wednesday and examination, the papers will focus on account of how God gave each of us a talent to glorify his name by Coach Eteu while Coach Juruni speaks on the elements to consider in scouting opposition games for competition and the third paper which will be jointly presented by Coaches Eteu and Olumbo will centre on building concentration as a coach and management of players psychology.

The Uganda Basketball Federation will also use the occasion to formally form the Uganda Basketball Coaches Association while certificates will be awarded successful participants of the 3-Day clinic.



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Vernon Hamilton on try-out to Mykolaiv - by Platon Khegai
After MBC Mykolaiv has reached third leg of Superleague Cup, club announced new player who is arriving for try-out on Tuesday, Jan 19.
25-yo American guard Vernon Hamilton (183-G-84, college: Clemson) graduated from Clemson University and since then played in Turkish BBL (Darussafaka Istanbul), Latvian LBL (Liepajas Lauvas), D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Colorado 14ers). He started current season in Switzerland at SAM Massagno averaging 19ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.9 apg, but was released in December '09.
MBC Mykolaiv has an experience in recruiting Tigers from Clemson - earlier we had possibility to watch another guard Terrence Oglesby (188-G-88, college: Clemson) who left the team recently.

MBC Mykolaiv

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21st Dubai Int'l Tournament - Day 4 - by Mohammed Malas
* Group A:

Mahram (IRI) 98 : Al Wehda Damascus (SYR) 63


Group A Standings:
1- Mahram 2-0
2- Riyadi 2-0
3- Gezira 1-2
4- UAE NT 1-1
5- Al Wehda 0-3

* Group B:

Zain (JOR) 82 : Smart Gilas (PHI) 85
- Best scorers:
Sam Daghlas (199-G-79, college: Midwestern St.) 'Zain' 21 pts
Chris Tiu (178-G-85) 'Gilas' 17 pts


Al Jalaa Aleppo (SYR) 88 : Champville (LEB) 75
- Best scorers:
Demetric Shaw (191-G-78, college: Kent St.) 'Jalaa' 26 pts
Gregory Danielson (206-C-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Drake) 'Champville' 14 pts


Group B Standings:
1- Jalaa 3-0

2- Smart Gilas 2-1
3- Zain 1-1

4- Champville 1-1
5- An Nasr 0-2

21st Dubai International Tournament - Day 5:
Monday 18/1:

'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'


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Sharks Steal Cup Prize - by Andy Webb
In a great advert for the British game yesterday, Sheffield Sharks eventually triumphed over a valiant Cheshire Jets side, thus taking the BBL Cup in fascinating game which finished 86-89 in Sharks favour. The stand out player in the game, and Cup Final MVP, was Jets veteran James Hamilton (201-F-72, college: Iowa St.), who had an impressive 24 points and 12 rebounds, as well as sinking all six of his free throws. Chez Marks was an important scoring back-up for Cheshire, as he posted 22 points. For the Sharks, Mike Cook came good in the second half to lead the scoring with 19 points personal, whilst Ryan Patton had 17 and Mike Tuck rounded out the top three scorers with 15 points.

The teams were neck and neck in the opening few minutes, despite two three pointers from Ryan Patton. The Jets took the first significant advantage, as they enjoyed a 9-2 burst to lead 18-11, with threes from James Hamilton and Chez Marks. Sheffield battled back however, scoring the final 11 points of the quarter to take a 22-18 lead into the second quarter.
Although the Sharks saw their biggest lead of the half, at 37-26, courtesy of seven unanswered points, including a Perry Lawson three-pointer, the second period was a relatively low scoring affair, and the Sharks continued to apply the pressure in the third quarter, a 7-2 start putting them 48-35 ahead. Due to the Jets struggling to make any shots other than a few from distance, the Sharks extended this lead to 64-48 going into the final quarter.

The Jets showed tremendous fight in the fourth, as a Colin OReilly three pointer with 1.33 left to go saw them get back to within three points at 76-79. Tuck gave the Sharks another five point cushion lead after that, but baskets from Hamilton and OReilly again cut the deficit to just three points.

In an intense final minute, Paul Peterson had the chance to cut it back to a one-point ball game, but failed to convert his free throws with 26 seconds remaining and with Jets in the penalty they were forced to foul to try to re-gain possession. Perry Lawson scored four from four free throws to keep Jets at arms length and while Chez Marks scored twice it was not enough to secure the win.
Cup Final day also saw Worthing Thunder book their place in the quarter finals of the BBL Trophy, thanks to a comfortable 109-72 victory over Division one side Manchester Magic, prior to the BBL Cup Final clash.

Thunders top scorers were Evaldas Zabas (23 points), Sam Cricelli (21 points) and Reggie Bratton (19 points). For the Magic, Stefan Gill certainly impressed against a top flight side, as he led all scorers with 33 points, whilst former Reading Rockets big man David Tin-Tin Watts, had 19 points to his name.

An eventful weekend in the BBL Championship also took place, with the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders suffering one defeat (against Everton Tigers on Friday) and one win (against Worcester Wolves on Saturday). Worthing Thunder coupled their Trophy success with a second win over Newcastle Eagles, this time beating them 105-99 on the South Coast, whilst Glasgow Rocks continued their climb up the table, with wins over Essex Pirates (78-90), and Guildford Heat (88-64).



Tigers ride on to victory - by George Manousidis
BBL Championship
Everton Tigers 94 (29,50,73) (Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82, college: USF) 28, Darrell Bethune (192-G-88) 20, Dzaflo Larkai (203-F/C-81, agency: Passing Lane, college: Bellarmine) 15)
Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 89 (23,40,64) (Jason Johnson (201-F/C, agency: BrezoPro, college: S.Carolina St.) 23, Duane James (198-F-83, agency: Tank Sports, college: Binghamton) 22, Bradd Wierzbicki (191-G, college: Queens (NY)) 14)

Everton Tigers closed the gap to just two points on third position in the BBL thanks to a hard-fought 94-89 victory over the Leicester Riders at the Greenbank Academy on Friday night.
After a tight opening to the game where both sides started well, a three- pointer from Darrell Darrell Bethune sparked a 13-3 burst for the home side to take the score out to 18-11.
Both sides traded baskets for the remainder of the period and it was the Tigers who held a six-point advantage at 29- 23 heading into the second quarter.
In the second period a Jerome Jerome Gumbs basket instigated a 17-1 run for the home side to break the game open and take the score out to 48-29.
An 11-2 finish to the period for the Riders saw the visitors close the gap to ten points at 50-40 heading into the break.
In the second half the Riders tried to keep themselves in the game and bought the deficit back to just nine points at 73-64 heading into the final period.
In the final period five points from Isaac Westbrook and a Dwayne Duane James basket brought the visitors to within three points at 92-89 with 1:24 left on the clock.
Both sides had chances to secure the victory, but it was left to Jerome Gumbs to secure the victory for the Tigers from the foul-line as time expired.
Jerome Gumbs led all scorers in the game with an impressive 28 points for the Tigers, while Jason Jason Johnson led the scoring for the Riders with 23 points.


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  USBA   


Terry Truax named Head Basketball Coach of the Birmingham Crusaders - by USBA Media

Atlanta, Ga. (Jan 18, 2010)--- United States Basketball Association (USBA) vice president of basketball operation Kenneth Green announced the hiring of Terry Truax as Head Basketball Coach of the Birmingham Crusaders. Truax comes to the USBA and the Crusaders after serving as head basketball coach most recently at Hagerstown Community College where he guided the team to 22-8 (.733) record. Truax is most known for his long stint at Towson State University, where he served as the Head Coach for fourteen years. During his years at Towson State, Truax won three conference titles and made two NCAA Tournament appearances. Truax was also awarded Coach of the Year honors, three times while at Towson State.

'We are thrilled to announce Coach Truax as our new men's basketball coach in Birmingham,' said Green. 'He is a great fit to start a winning tradition in the Magic City. 'He brings outstanding leadership, coaching skills and a shared sense of USBAs core values. Coach Truax understands that having an inaugural program means developing young athletes and developing a solid relationship with the community and we believe that he will excel on every level personally and professionally. His ability to coach, instruct and recruit will allow us to continue toward our goals to install a top competitive team in Birmingham. We look forward to a long and successful association with him.'

Truax compiled an overall record of 22-8 (.733) while at Hagerstown Community College and he amassed over 200 wins at Towson State. During his long and outstanding career, Truax served as an assistant coach at a number of NCAA powerhouse basketball programs, including the University of North Carolina, under Legendary Tar Heel Head Coach Dean Smith.

Truax also served on the coaching staff at the Mississippi State University, University of Colorado and the University of Florida. 'Having Coach Truax in the USBA is like working with your father, I may be the President, but Terry is the boss, he has friends like Bobby Knight, Denny Crum and Morgan Wooten of De Matha Catholic High School fame, I'm going to be learning a lot from him,' said USBA President Duane Allen Jenkins. In addition to his long brilliant college coaching career, Truax served as a successful high school basketball coach in a number of schools throughout the United States.

Truax graduated in with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. He earned his Masters Degree from the University of North Carolina.

Mr. Truax currently resides in Hilton Head, South Carolina with his wife Pamela.

The Birmingham Crusaders play in the Southern Division of the Southeastern Conference in the United States Basketball Association (USBA). League play begins on April 7, 2010. More

information on the USBA can be found at www.usbaball.com.
Contact:
media@usbaball.com
terrytruax@usbaball.com



USBA to Host National Basketball Player Combine in Atlanta, Ga - by USBA Media

Atlanta, Ga. (January 15, 2010)---The United States Basketball Association (USBA) will host its first invitation-only national basketball player combine as part of the process for filling its 2010 inaugural basketball team rosters. The combine is scheduled to take place at one of two colleges in Atlanta, Georgia. 'We have the site selection narrowed to two locations, one is Mercer University and the second is Oglethorpe University,' said USBA Vice President of Basketball Operation Kenneth Green. The combine will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010. 'We invite all qualified professional players to participate, we have already heard from agents who represent players from other countries as well as here in the United States,' said Green. The combine will be open to all qualified basketball players. The deadline for sign up is February 22, 2010

'We are working tirelessly in our pursuit to find the best players available for all USBA teams; this will enable us to provide our fans the very best minor league professional basketball players from day one,' said USBA President and C.E.O., Duane Allen Jenkins . 'This national search for players and our combine is a truly special and unique opportunity for all of our coaches to evaluate basketball players to fit their style of play in one place and at one time,' continued Jenkins.

Invited players will participate in scrimmage games and will be evaluated by the league coaching staff and invited scouts. USBA coaching staff will then select the players to try out for their local team. USBA individual team tryouts are scheduled for March 13, 2010 and March 20, 2010. According to the league, players will be charged a fee of $75.00 to participate in the combine. The league will waive the all fees for team individual tryouts for the players who participate in the combine. Basketball players will need to have a minimum of two years experience on the collegiate level to be invited to both the combine and the individual team tryouts.

Players participating in the combine will receive a tee shirt, lunch from Subway and a video taped disc of the days events. Deer Park will provide bottled water to the players and coaches. Trainers and paramedics will be on hand to assist participants.

The basketball games during combine will be officiated by league referees. ' We have a prime opportunity to expose these players to the crews that will officiate the USBA games, 'said USBA Supervisor of Officials, Simmie Lavender. 'The minimum experience of my officials is the NCAA division two level; we have quite a few people that referee in the NCAA division one and currently registered with the D-League.' The USBA uses NBA rules and regulations.

The USBA has eighteen teams in three divisions. The teams are spread out over ten southern states and the District of Columbia. Please refer to the league website at www.usbaball.com . Combine signup will begin February 1, 2010 and end February 22, 2010. Complete instruction on player registration, confirmed site location and hotel reservation information will be made available on the league website on February 1, 2010. The USBA utilizes medium to small college and university gymnasiums for the home location of their teams. All USBA coaches will be on hand to evaluate players. Coaches will have the option to sign players to an agreement or invited them to an additional tryout with their local team.

Basketball player compensation package includes; $350.00 per week, $25.00 sponsor paid appearances, 25% commission on sponsorship sales, a daily meal at Golden Coral Buffet Restaurant, workman compensation and housing, when needed. Each team plays a thirty game schedule, fifteen home games and fifteen games away.

About the United States Basketball Association----The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is a mid spring thru early summer mens professional basketball league. The league headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The league as eighteen teams split into three divisions, spread out over ten southern states and the District of Columbia. Basketball players, coaches, dance team members and game day staff could be catapulted to enjoy further opportunities in the National Basketball Association Developmental League (NBADL), as well as exposure to other reputable professional basketball leagues from around the world. League website is www.usbaball.com .



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  VENEZUELA   


LPB 2010 - Latest News, Transactions, Rumours, Roster Updates - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Venezuela's LPB is heading towards its beginning on February 16th. Its 10 teams are in trainings and acquiring both imported and national players for a season that will include the dispute of a league called 'LPB 2', in which some of those teams will have a group of younger talents getting ready for their future in the main league and becoming a 'reserve list' of players for their respective organizations. Here's the latest report on the teams, which includes both formal transactions and negotiations in progress.

MARINOS DE ANZOATEGUI
-Signed Oscar Torres (195-F/G-76) for the entire 2010 season. Torres will not be travelling to Europe this year because he's still recovering from a knee injury.
-Got back David Cedeno (190-G-83) from Gigantes de Guayana. Cedeno had been loaned to Gigantes for the entire 2010 season. Sent Ruben Contreras (196-F-87) to Gigantes for the 2010 season.
-Traded David Cedeno and Jhon Romero (199-F-85) to Toros de Aragua for Luis Julio (199-F-80).
-Is negotiating with Hector Romero (202-F-80) to have him stay in Venezuela instead of going to Europe. Romero is currently under contract with Espartanos de Margarita (LNB) and will play in the Final Four of the 2009-2010 FIBA Americas League.
-Could trade Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80), though no official announcement has been made. Guaros de Lara and Bucaneros de La Guaira are said to be the ones most interested teams.

COCODRILOS DE CARACAS
-Will have to wait for Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) and Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) until they finish their ongoing contact with Angeles de Puebla in Mexico's LNBP

GUAROS DE LARA
-Puerto Rican Roberto Nieves (194-G-82) has arrived and is training with the team in Barquisimeto, so is Heissler Guillent (186-G-86). The training sessions include newcomes Willy Barradas, Jose Alejandro Moreno, Enrique Urbina and Luis Caraballo, among others.
-Cordell Henry (178-G-80) will arrive this week, while Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76) will do so in the first week of February.

TROTAMUNDOS DE CARABOBO
-The team will not wait for Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82) anymore. The player was supposed to be with them in the 2010 season, but he still has a year to honor in his existing contract with Gallitos de Isabela, of Puerto Rico's BSN.

GUAIQUERIES DE MARGARITA
-Training sessions are being supervised by assistant coach Ivan Garcia while Dominican Jose Maita Mercedes arrives to assume the head coach position
-Loaned players Marlon Patino (204-F/C-80) and Jorge Diaz (195-F-77) to Gigantes de Guayana for the 2010 season
-According to local papers, they're negotiating contracts with Kelvin Pena (193-G-81) and Duke Freeman-McKamey (208-F-80) to be their imported players and are interested in signing Christopher Jackson (208-C-81) and Rogers Washington (198-F-77) as well

GAITEROS DEL ZULIA
-The legal situation of the team is still unclear. Two members of the same family are currently disputing the ownership and the LPB board might have to play the season without this franchise.
-Players, however, continue to train in Maracaibo under the coaching of Nelson Solorzano .
-Traded Antonio Torcatt (182-G-76) to Bucaneros de La Guaira for Elvis Burguillos (194-G/F-82)

TOROS DE ARAGUA
-Traded Luis Julio to Marinos de Anzoategui for David Cedeno and Jhon Romero
-Argentinian Guillermo Narvarte arrived to Maracay and assumed the head coach position to work along with assistant coach Manuel Silvera

BUCANEROS DE LA GUAIRA
-Traded Elvis Burguillos to Gaiteros del Zulia for Antonio Torcatt
-Signed Thomas Steve (203-F-81) to complete their imported player staff alongside Santos Martinez (198-G/F-81) and Cornelius Mitchell (180-G-82)
-Have Eduardo Gil and Daniel Centeno working as assistant coaches
-Leonardo Betancourt (C-92) joined trainings. He's a member of Venezuela's U18 NT.

GIGANTES DE GUAYANA
-Got Marlon Patino and Jorge Diaz from Guaiqueries de Margarita as loans for the 2010 season
-Got Ruben Contreras from Marinos de Anzoategui as a loan. Had to send David Cedeno back to Marinos.
-Have expressed interest in bringing in Tarrie Monroe (202-F-77) to complete their imported players staff, which includes Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) and Omar Quintero (183-G-81)

PANTERAS DE MIRANDA
-Have expressed interest in signing Dainmon Gonner after he finishes his contract in Mexico's LNBP


Venezuelans in NCAA.- Echenique transfers from Rutgers to Creighton - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Venezuelan PF and C Gregory Echenique (206-F-90), a second year player at Rutgers University as a starter for Fred Hill 's Scarlet Knights who is currently suffering from an eye-injury that forced him to undergo two surgeries, the latter one meaning the end of his basketball season, has decided to transfer from that college to Creighton, where he'll play for the Blue Jays once he's eligible to come back, in December of 2010.

Echenique, a member of Venezuela's Senior NT and a former star of the U18 team, was born in Guatire, Miranda, and is the son of former player Jose Echenique. He went to high school at Saint Benedict's HS. In his first full season with Rutgers, he averaged 8.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 32 games and he was averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per match in 7 games in his second season till he sustained the eye injury. His retina got damaged in a non official practice due to contact with a teammate.

Coach Fred Hill thanked him for his contributions and wished him good luck in his new compromise while his former coach in Saint Benedict, Dan Hurley, mentioned that the injury and his time off court may have had something to do with his desire to moving on and looking for a fresh start at a different place, even though it involves major changes in both his personal and sports life, as he'll be living in Omaha, Nebraska, away from Piscataway, New Jersey.
His new coach is Dana Altman .




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Women News

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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Sydney UF
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.25.3 
 2. Harrower, Bendi.24.3 
 3. Cambage, Bulle.20.8 
 4. Lewis, Townsville F.17.1 
 5. Marino, Adelaide16.6 
 6. Cox, Townsville F.15.8 
 7. Francis, Adelaide15.5 
 8. Kerr, Townsville F.15.4 
 9. Bibby, Canberra C.15.4 
 10. Bishop, Canberra.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
  Bulleen B.
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Cambage, Bulle.9.3 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.9.3 
 3. Kerr, Townsville F.9.3 
 4. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.9.2 
 5. Francis, Adelaide8.4 
 6. Tolo, Canberra C.8.3 
 7. Bishop, Canberra C.7.8 
 8. Abbott, Logan T.7.2 
 9. Afeaki, Sydney UF7.2 
 10. Woosnam, Adelai.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jenna O''HEA
  Bulleen B.
  (187-F-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. O''Hea, Bulleen B.5.0 
 2. Milner, Bulleen B.5.0 
 3. Veal, Logan T.4.8 
 4. Marino, Adelaide4.5 
 5. Butler, Sydney UF4.4 
 6. Harrower, Bendi.4.4 
 7. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.1 
 8. Hurst, Canberra C.3.7 
 9. Smith, Sydney UF3.6 
 10. Mahony, Danden.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Veal, Logan T.2.3 
 2. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 3. Malpass, Perth L.1.8 
 4. Bishop, Canberra C.1.8 
 5. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.8 
 6. Milner, Bulleen B.1.6 
 7. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.6 
 8. Purcell, Logan T.1.5 
 9. Hurst, Canberra C.1.3 
 10. Kerr, Townsville.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Amy LEWIS
  Townsville F.
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Lewis, Townsville F.1.2 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.1.2 
 3. Harrower, Bendi.1.0 
 4. Smith, Sydney UF1.0 
 5. Roberts, AIS1.0 
 6. Tolo, Canberra C.1.0 
 7. Starks, Perth L.0.9 
 8. Kerr, Townsville F.0.9 
 9. Graham, Logan T.0.9 
 10. Madgen, A.0.8 


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  AUSTRIA - Women  


Leaders stay put in AWBL standings - by Eurobasket News
Flying Foxes remained on top position in the AWBL ladder. The defending champions rallied past Union Kuenring 74:44 for the 13th win in the season. Flying Foxes got to a stunning start as they won the opening quarter 20:8. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second frame and moreover stretched the gap at 24-point mark at halftime. Union Kuenring never recovered after the main break and suffered the fourth defeat in the season. Crista Ricketts (185-F-85, college: La Salle) scored 21 points to lead Flying Foxes. Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) added 17 points for the winners. Spencer had 16 points for the Flames. Oiser had 12 points in defeat.
Wels held off Vienna 87 for the ninth win. Heidi McNeill (191-F-86, college: Washington) notched 23 points to pace the home team to a 79:64 success. Wels ensured a 12-point lead at the interval and did not allow their opponents to bounce back in the second part of the encounter. Caroline Nwafor (174-F-83) produced 17 points in the victory. Lisa Zderadicka (166-G-94) finished with 14 points in defeat.
BK Duchess prevailed against Graz 61:34. BK Duchess enjoyed a 34:23 lead at halftime. They went on a 19:2 rally in the third quarter to leave Graz far behind. The hosts cruised to the win in the final stanza as Sophia Plank (178-G/F-83) scored 16 points. Katharina Podoschek (168-G-80) had 12 points for BK Duchess. Theresa Schwarzinger (168-G-89) answered with 12 points for Graz.



Standings - AWBL
AWBL Standings
 1. Fl.Foxes 13-1 
 2. WBC Raiffeisen 9-4 
 3. Union Kuenring 9-4 
 4. Jocher's D. 7-7 
 5. Graz 2-12 
 6. Vienna 87 1-13 


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  BELARUS - Women  


Standings - Women
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 17-1 
 2. Berezina 14-4 
 3. Olimpia 14-4 
 4. Sozh Gomel 11-7 
 5. BrGU 7-11 
 6. Victoria 6-12 
 7. Temp-Mogilev. 3-15 
 8. RGUOR 0-18 


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  DENMARK - Women  


Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Standings
 1. Aabyhoj 10-2 
 2. SISU 8-4 
 3. Amager 8-6 
 4. Horsholm 7-6 
 5. Horsens 6-7 
 6. Virum 5-6 
 7. Lemvig 5-7 
 8. Falcon 4-8 
 9. Vaerlose 3-10 


Lemvig with narrow escape against Horsholm - by Eurobasket News
Lemvig came from behind to eke out a 65:64 win against Horsholm at home court in Round 15. Heather Molzen (191-F/C-87, college: Washington St.) scored 22 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the hosts to the fifth win in the season. The 79ers slipped at 7-5 record after the defeat. The hosts were down by 6 points at the start of the final stanza. However Heather Molzen and Burlin teamed up for crucial points and Lemvig surged ahead for good. Heila Rosenfeldt (173-G-83) notched 16 points and 11 boards for the winners. Heather Stec (188-F-86) responded with 21 points for Horsholm. Therese Deemand (176-G-83, college: Binghamton) knocked down 13 points in the losing effort.
Horsens held off Vaerlose 66:51 at home court. The teams looked well-matched in the starting stanza but the home team gradually took over. They arrived at the main break ahead by 10 points and never looked back en route to the win. Josefine Sorensen (171-G/F-87) knocked down 24 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead Horsens. Jessica Smith (191-C-86, college: Iona) delivered 17 points and 12 boards in the win. Tine Duelund had 13 points for Vaerlose. Trine Alma Knudsen (165-G) finished with 11 points in defeat.
Aabyhoj posted the tenth win in the championship as they handled Amager 60:50 away from home. Mannemar accounted for 17 points in the victory. Amager grabbed a 10:7 lead ten minutes into the game but could not capitalize. The visitors quickly erased the deficit and ran for the win in the second half of the game. Sandra Muller-Garner (190-F/C-84, college: UNLV) and Emilie Hesseldal (185-F/C-90) delivered 15 points apiece to ensure the victory. Natalie Lund (G-90) had 16 points to lead Amager.



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  FRANCE - Women  


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lindsay TAYLOR
  Nantes
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Taylor, Nantes18.3 
 2. Anderson, Villeneuve15.9 
 3. Williams, Mondeville15.5 
 4. Houston, Tarbes15.3 
 5. Eldebrink, Tarbes15.0 
 6. Berezhynska, Monde.14.6 
 7. Krawczyk, Lattes M.14.5 
 8. Page, Aix-en-Prov.14.3 
 9. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.14.2 
 10. Sy, Nant.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.8 
 2. Sy, Nantes9.1 
 3. Neaves, Calais8.6 
 4. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.8.4 
 5. Davis, Limoges8.3 
 6. Bonnan, Mondeville8.2 
 7. Taylor, Nantes8.1 
 8. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.8.1 
 9. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes7.8 
 10. Dijon, Lattes.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.2 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville5.6 
 3. Lepron, Tarbes4.8 
 4. Mitchell, Arras4.8 
 5. Tanqueray, Villeneuve3.9 
 6. Metcalf, Toulouse3.5 
 7. Cibert, Calais3.5 
 8. Cousseins, Calais3.4 
 9. Hermouet, Toulouse3.4 
 10. Das Neves, Aix-en.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aja PARHAM
  Landes
  (183-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Parham, Landes2.8 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 3. Konate, Landes2.3 
 4. Mitchell, Arras2.3 
 5. Bremont, Armentie.2.2 
 6. Hermouet, Toulouse2.1 
 7. Gomis, Arras2.1 
 8. Luptakova, Challes2.0 
 9. Macleod, Nantes1.9 
 10. Metcalf, Toulou.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse1.1 
 2. Metcalf, Toulouse1.0 
 3. Nedovic, Armentie.0.8 
 4. Fikiel, Toulouse0.7 
 5. Fisher, Armentie.0.6 
 6. Cousseins, Calais0.6 
 7. Ayissi, Armentieres0.6 
 8. Putnina, Mondeville0.6 
 9. Page, Aix-en-Prov.0.5 
 10. Verjuin, Limog.0.5 


LFB: Round 16 review - by Eurobasket News
Lattes Montpe. - Calais 60-56
Lattes Montpellier escaped with 60-56 home win against COB Calais staying on third place in LFB standings with 12-4 score. Constance Jinks (170-G-81, college: UNLV) was the leading player in victory with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Gaelle Skrela (177-G-83) added 13 pts. In Calais (5-10), Joyce Cousseins (165-G-88) delivered 16 points and 5 assists.

Armentieres - Aix-en-Prov. 63-57
Marie Frederique Ayissi (185-F/C-82) was the leading player in this victory with 21 points. Mia Fisher (175-G-82, college: Rhode Island) had 14 and she was the last one with double-digits in scoring for the hosts. In the visiting squad, Julie Anne Page (188-F/C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: E.Washington) collected 16 points and 7 boards. Armentieres 4-12, Aix-en-Provence 5-11.

Toulouse - Tarbes 60-64
Tarbes stays on top of LFB standings with almost perfect 14-1 score. Charde Houston (185-F-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) came up with 14 points and 7 rebounds in this victory, and Pauline Jannault (193-F/C-87) also scored 14 pts. Toulouse (5-10) got 18 points from Kateryna Dorogobuzova (187-F-90).

Nantes - Villeneuve 82-75
Nantes had couple of players in a game mood this week-end with Mame-Marie Sy (185-F-85) leading the way with impressive 19 points and 18 rebounds. Lindsay Taylor (203-C-81, college: UCSB) also was on fire scoring 19 pts in this meeting. Visitors got 19 pts and 5 boards from Emilie Gomis (180-G-83). Both teams have 10-6 score now.

Limoges - Mondeville 62-83
Mondeville cruised past winless Limoges mostly owing to Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: De Paul), who drained 20 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Yacine Sene netted 16 pts. In defeat, Anais Jomby (168-G-86) had 20 points. Mondeville 9-5, Limoges 0-15.

Landes - Challes 64-76
7-9 for Challes and 4-12 for Landes after this game. Martina Luptakova (184-F-77) top-scored with 19 and Ivanka Matic (195-F/C-79) added 18 points, plus 12 rebounds for the winners. Sabrina Reghaissia (188-F-83) and Bineta Diouf (186-C/F-79) replied with 13 points each in defeat.

Arras - Bourges 68-69
Bourges grabbled thriller win in derby game of Round 16. With this victory Bourges jumped to 12-2 (second place), while at the same time Arras dropped to position No.4 with 11-5 score. Essence Carson (183-G-86, college: Rutgers) and Katarina Manic (181-G-80) delivered 12 points each for the guests. In Arras, Marielle Amant (191-F/C-89) shined with 20 points and 10 boards.


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  GERMANY - Women  


German Cup Quarterfinal Results - by Cornelius Damm
Freiburg, Saarlouis, Wasserburg and Donau-Ries emerge to the Final Four which will be played on the weekend March 27th/28th. The teams showed some nice basketball in this round.

ASC Theresianum Mainz - Eisvogel USC Freiburg 68 - 107

Mainz fought hard, but Freiburg just set an example of the difference between first and second league. Especially from tree point range Freiburg impressed with a 10 out of 15 shooting performance. With this win Freiburg advanced to the Final Four for the third year in a row.
Birte Wehrenbrecht (183-F-80) and Jahzinga Tracey (185-G/F, college: Indiana, PA) came up 31 pts und 22 pts, Mirna Paunovic (185-F/C-76) and Sarah Ashley Hayes (178-G/F-87, college: Murray St.) (173-G-84, college: Brown) followed with 17 pts and 16 pts for the winners. Meanwhile Nadine Grieb (183-C-87) and Gabriela Jandova (190-C-73) answered with 22 pts and 17 pts for the hosts.



TV Saarlouis Royals - BC Pharmaserv Marburg 75 - 60

It was nailbiter until the end of the third quarter. The lead changed consistently between the two top teams. But as Tyresa Smith took over in the crunch time Saarlouis was able to pull away and moved on to the Final Four for the seventh year in a row!
Tyresa Smith led all players with 29 pts, Petra Manakova (192-F/C-82, college: Oakland), Candyce Bingham (185-F-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Louisville) and Romy Bar (188-F-87) followed with 14 pts, 12 pts and 11 pts. For the guests Lisa Koop (16), Margret Skuballa (14) and Sherida Triggs (10) scored in double figures.

BC Wildcats Wolfenbuettel - TSV 1880 Wasserburg 77 - 96

Wasserburg was too much for the hosts on that day. Controlling the boards and shooting the ball with a high percentage the five time Champion brought this game home with an impressive win drilling 12 out of 26 threepointers (46 %). The winner was paced by six players in double figures: Ashley Hayes (20), Tamara Tatham (18), Svenja Brunckhorst (16), Jana Furkova (13), Rebecca Thoresen (12) and Dorothea Richter (10). For the hosts the US duo Sabrina Scott (190-C-81, college: Colorado) and Shaina Zaidi (173-G-85, college: UCLA) produced 25 pts and 20 pts while Stephanie Marciano (163-G-86, college: Yale) and Alexandra Muller (176-G-83) followed with 12 pts and 10 pts.

WWK Donau-Ries Noerdlingen - Herner TC 65 - 63

Only seven days later after loosing to Herne 84 - 72 in the league game the South German club Donau-Ries was able to use its home court advantage and moved on to the Final Four despite loosing their new Guard Katarzyna Dluzyk (175-G-82) in the beginning of the second quarter. But Donau-Ries hustled and with an ambitious defence they forced Herne to a poor 23/70 (33%) shooting performance that sealed the deal.
The hosts were led by Sarah Wilson (18), Viktoria Mircheva (17) and Annika Danckert (14) in double figures. For Herne Carlene Hightower (180-F-86, college: La Salle) responded with 16 pts. Nadzeya Drozd (168-G-83, agency: LBM Management) and Minja Terzic (188-F/C) followed with 15 pts and 13 pts.



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Grasshoppers hands ProBuild Lions first loss - by Eurobasket News
Grasshoppers came up with the loudest result in the round as they nipped ProBuild Lions. This marked the first loss for the Lions in the season. ProBuild never looked like losing this one in the opening frame. They were up by three points heading into the second quarter 24:21. Grasshoppers jumped in front early in the second quarter but the Lions responded with a 7:0 surge late in the half to tie things up at 40. Grasshoppers persisted and earned a 55:46 advantage midway through the third frame. But once again ProBuild Lions showed the strength as they cut the distance at 2 points with one term to go. The Lions went on a 15:0 run in the final quarter to take a 75:68 advantage. However Grasshopper did not surrender and snatched an 87:82 win at the end. Rianne Philippo (180-F-87) exploded with 36 points to lead the winners. Carola de Jong (173-G-83) added 13 points for the winners. Kati Harty (168-G-87, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) responded with 26 points for the Lions. Jasmijn Overbeeke (188-C/F-84) had 13 points in defeat. Moreover the Lions lost Molly McDowell (178-G-81, college: S.Illinois) for at least 6 weeks. She suffered a broken wrist.
HLB Accountants held off Celeritas-Donar 83:65 at home court. The hosts built a 43:34 lead at the interval and maintained it throughout the second half. Marloes Roetgerink (187-C-77) finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds for HLB Accountants. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) added 15 points and 7 assists in the win.



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D1 Round: 16 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
M.Ashdod - M.Tel Kabir 99-78
Ashley Walker (185-F/C-87, college: California) poured in 24 points, while Tomas Kristy and Grinboym Rivi followed her with 16 each as Ashdod rolled over M.Tel Kabir 99:78. Izhar Hila ended up with 17 points in the losing effort.

Jerusalem - Hapoel T-A 110-86
Jerusalem outscored Hapoel T-A 110:86 at the Regular Season Round 16. Williams Mistie poured in 31 points and Edwina Brown (175-G-78, agency: Ronsport, college: Texas) exploded with a triple-double of 24 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Tilis Izais, Henry Randee and White Erica scored almost all the points in defeat.

Electra Ramat - Elizur Netanya 81-74
Only due to the last quarter Electra Ramat managed to rout Elizur Netanya 81:74. Mirav Dori (178-F-86, agency: Data Plus Group) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Anderson Ambrosia and Vaughn Kia netted 19 apiece. Dotson Marshae finished the night with 20 points in the losing case.

Elizur Ramla - Ramat Hen 72-73
Elizur Ramla produced 20-13 in the last period but could not save the game versus Ramat Hen as the latter celebrated 73:72 victory. Tiffany Jackson (191-F-85, college: Texas) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and 10 boards, while Canty Dominique notched 14. Pierson Plenette chipped in 29 points and added 16 boards in defeat.



Standings (W)
D1 Standings
 1. Electra Ramat 14-1 
 2. M.Ashdod 12-3 
 3. Elizur Netanya 11-5 
 4. Elizur Ramla 10-4 
 5. Ramat Hen 9-7 
 6. Raanana Her. 7-9 
 7. Jerusalem 6-10 
 8. Elizur Holon 4-12 
 9. Hapoel T-A 2-12 
 10. M.Tel Kabir 2-14 


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Standings A1 (W)
A1 Standings
 1. Taranto 13-0 
 2. Familia Schio 11-2 
 3. Faenza 10-3 
 4. Umana Reyer 9-4 
 5. Priolo 8-5 
 6. Umbertide 6-7 
 7. Comense 5-8 
 8. Basket Parma 4-9 
 9. Bracco Geas 4-9 
 10. GMA Napoli 4-9 
 11. Livorno 3-10 
 12. Vomero NA 1-12 


A1, Round 13 review: Taranto stays unbeaten - by Eurobasket News
Priolo - Vomero NA 85-61
Priolo closed Round 13 with 85-61 win against the last ranked Vomero NA. Florina Pascalau (193-C-82) stepped up for the hosts with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Tanja Cirov (181-G/F-81) and Roberta Meneghel (182-F-77) followed with 15 and 13 pts respectively. Visitors got 19 pts from Kristina Vengryte (190-C-81). Priolo 8-5, Vomero 1-12.

Taranto - Livorno 73-52
Powerful Taranto blasted Livorno staying on top of A1 standings with perfect 13-0. Megan Mahoney (183-F-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Kansas St.) led the scorers in victory with 16 points, Jami Montagnino (173-G-85, college: Tulane) had 14 and Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) added one point less. In Livorno (3-10), Cristal Kelly (191-F-86, college: W.Kentucky) collected 13 points and 8 boards.

Umana Reyer - Bracco Geas 70-56
9-4 for Umana Reyer and 4-9 for Bracco Geas after this game. Monique Currie (183-G/F-83, college: Duke) shined for the winners with 15 points. Daliborka Jokic (185-F-81) also had great role with 14 pts and 11 boards. In the loosing squad, Clarisse Machanguana (194-C/F-73, college: ODU) netted 19 pts.

Umbertide - Familia Schio 44-49
Familia Schio celebrated in low-scoring game against Umbertide staying the second ranked team in the league with 11-2 score. Laura Macchi (187-F-79) and Bernadette Ngoyisa (195-C-82) came up with 14 and 13 pts respectively for the hosts. Ngoiysa grabbed 8 rebounds beside that. Umbertide (6-7) got 11 pts and 5 rebounds from Evelien Callens (188-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management).

Faenza - Basket Parma 62-58 OT
Overtime win for Faenza. Adriana Pinto (169-G-78) was totally the best player in this victory collecting 23 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Geraldine Robert (184-F-80) secured a great help adding 16 pts and 8 boards. Francesca Zara (177-G-76, agency: Players Group) and Laura Summerton (191-C-83) delivered 15 pts each for Parma (4-9).

GMA Napoli - Comense 82-66
GMA Napoli was better than Comense coming a step away from it with 4-9 score. The hosts had 6 players with double-digits in this game. Laurence Van Malderen (193-C-81, agency: LBM Management) led the way with 23 points and he had 10 rebounds beside that. Brooke Smith (191-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Stanford) shined in loss with 26 points and 6 boards.


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Tamecka DIXON
  GMA Napoli
  (176-G-75)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Dixon, GMA Napoli19.1 
 2. Robert, Faenza17.7 
 3. Smith, Comense17.3 
 4. Machanguana, Bracco G.16.9 
 5. Macchi, Familia Schio15.9 
 6. Basko, Umana Reyer15.9 
 7. Palie, Vomero NA15.5 
 8. Walker, GMA Napoli15.4 
 9. Pascalau, Priolo15.2 
 10. Brunson, Taran.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcedes WALKER
  GMA Napoli
  (191-C-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Walker, GMA Napoli9.8 
 2. Robert, Faenza8.7 
 3. Brunson, Taranto8.6 
 4. Smith, Comense8.4 
 5. Willis, Livorno7.5 
 6. Screen, Basket P.7.2 
 7. Harper, Umana R.7.0 
 8. Godin, Taranto6.6 
 9. Machanguana, Bracco G.6.5 
 10. Jansone, Umberti.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Adriana PINTO
  Faenza
  (169-G-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Pinto, Faenza3.1 
 2. Ballardini, Umana R.2.9 
 3. Eric, Vomero NA2.8 
 4. Macchi, Familia Schio2.7 
 5. Goryanova, GMA N.2.5 
 6. Dixon, GMA Napoli2.5 
 7. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.2.2 
 8. Moro, Familia Schio2.2 
 9. Carpreaux, Livorno2.0 
 10. Palie, Vomero1.8 
Steals Per Game
 Sabrina PALIE
  Vomero NA
  (177-G-81)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Palie, Vomero NA5.4 
 2. Dixon, GMA Napoli5.0 
 3. Carpreaux, Livorno4.8 
 4. Fazio, Comense4.6 
 5. Pinto, Faenza4.5 
 6. Robert, Faenza4.5 
 7. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.4.2 
 8. Newton, Umbertide3.8 
 9. Walker, GMA Napoli3.8 
 10. Basko, Umana Rey.3.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksandra PRYSTUPA
  Faenza
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Prystupa, Faenza1.3 
 2. Harper, Umana R.1.1 
 3. Van Malderen, GMA N.1.1 
 4. Smith, Comense0.8 
 5. Godin, Taranto0.8 
 6. Alexander, Faenza0.8 
 7. Mosby, Bracco Geas0.6 
 8. Robert, Faenza0.6 
 9. Aziz, Comense0.6 
 10. Ballardini, Umana.0.6 


Bracco Geas Sesto San Giovanni sign Nnena Wabara - by Eurobasket
Bracco Geas Sesto San Giovanni added to their roster 29-year old domestic forward Nnena Wabara (183-F-81, college: Baylor). Wabara played most recently at EBE Ibiza-PDV Sta Eulalia (Spain). While playing 1 game for EBE Ibiza-PDV this season she recorded 10 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist. Wabara is a very experienced player. She played also pro basketball in Hungary, Israel and Spain.
By Eurobasket Data Center


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Four teams share second spot in Diekirch League - by Eurobasket News
Four teams have earned 11-6 record in the Diekirch League. Basket Esch outscored Etzella 83:70 to catch up with their opponents at 11-6 mark. Basket Esch gave little chance for the visitors. The hosts quickly surged ahead and ensured a 14-point lead at the interval. Etzella responded in the third frame as they cut the distance to 9 points. But Basket Esch remained cool and ensured a confident win at the end. Gaelle Pousseur (182-F/C-82) scored 26 points and grabbed 13 boards for Basket Esch. Andrea Haris (169-G-78) had 24 points, 13 assists and 9 boards in the victory. Lynn Schreiner (165-G-91) led Etzella with 24 points. Katie Donovan added 22 points and 13 boards in the loss.
Musel Pikes remained undefeated as they tamed T71 Dudelange 86:63 at home court. The visitors got to a brave start taking a 22:20 lead ten minutes into the clash. But the reminder of the encounter belonged to Musel Pikes. The hosts quickly erased the deficit and entered the fourth stanza ahead by 17 points. Musel Pikes cruised to the success in the fourth term. Christine Fisher (183-F-83) tallied 23 points and 15 rebounds. Carine Cigrang (175-F-85) had 22 points for Musel Pikes. Jordan Wilson and Kim Bruck responded with 17 points each for T71 Dudelange.
Residence shot down Racing 78:67 for the eleventh win. Amber Guffey (173-G-86, college: Murray St.) fired 38 points to lead the action. Michele Orban (190-C-86) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort. Chandrea Jones (175-G-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Syracuse) had 31 points and 14 boards for Racing.



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Binghamton women's basketball loses 76-43 to defending AE champion Vermont - by George Manousidis
Senior guard May Kotsopoulos (5'10''-G) had a game-high 22 points and junior forward Tonya Young (6'2''-F/C) added 15 points, leading Vermont (14-3, 4-0 AE) to a 76-43 win over Binghamton (5-11, 1-2 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Wednesday evening at Patrick Gym. The loss came against a Catamount squad that is the defending conference champion and is receiving votes in the AP Top 25 poll for the second week in a row.

Vermont set the tone in the opening four minutes, going up 17-0. Kotsopoulos, who came into the game leading the America East in scoring (18.3 ppg.), had six of her points during that run. From there, the Catamounts crusied to a 41-23 lead at the break.

Binghamton was within 46-30 at the 15:35 mark of the second half but Vermont went on a 15-3 run in the ensuing six minutes to take a 61-33 lead. Kotsopoulos had nine points during that span.

Sophomore guard Orla O'Reilly (5'9''-F-90) came off the bench to lead the Bearcats with 11 points. Senior forward Theodora Panteli (6'0''-F-87) grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds, amrking the third time this season she has reached double figures in rebounds.



Binghamton women's basketball loses 70-65 to Hartford - by George Manousidis
Junior Mary Silva drained three three-pointers in the final 4:09, leading Hartford (13-3, 4-0 AE) to a 70-65 come-from-behind win over Binghamton (5-12, 1-3 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The game, which was televised regionally, marked the 11th straight time the Hawks have beaten the Bearcats.

Hartford trailed 52-50 with 4:09 left in regulation when Silva drained a three pointer, giving them the lead for good. Binghamton failed to score on its next possession and Silva converted another three pointer with 3:10 left to go. Senior guard Darrryl Peterson cut the deficit to 56-54 with 2:54 remaining but Silva answered with her third straight three pointer, giving the Hawks the cushion they'd need down the stretch.

'This is a tough loss for us,' head coach Nicole Scholl said. 'I thought we played hard but Hartford hit the shots they had to at the end of the game.'

Sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes (5'6''-G-90) led Binghamton with 22 points, marking the seventh time in her career that she has reached the 20-point mark in scoring. Senior guard Erica Erica Carter (5'10''-G-88) added 19 points while junior guard Jackie Ward chipped in 11 points. Sophomore forward Viive Rebane grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

Erica Carter scored 13 of her points in the first half as Binghamton took a 32-30 lead at the break. From there, the lead swung back and fourth until the Bearcats took a 52-48 lead with 5:59 left in the second half. In the ensuing five minutes, however, Silva's heroics led a 14-2 Hartford run that sealed the game.

NOTES: Silva and Holmes were the America East Players of the Game ... Erica Carter now has 976 career points. She needs 24 points to become the 12th player in program history to reach the 1,000 point mark for her career.


Seawolves Rallies for 64-59 Victory Over Maine - by George Manousidis
Sophomore Destiny Jacobs (6'1''-F/C-91) (Glen Burnie, Md.) scored 15 points and grabbed ten rebounds and senior Kirsten Jeter (5'10''-F-89) (Elmont, N.Y.) poured in a game-high 18 as Stony Brook University's women's basketball team rallied for a 64-59 victory over Maine on Saturday night at the Alfond Arena. With their first road victory of the season, the Seawolves are now 4-13 (2-3 America East) while Maine drops to 5-12 (1-4).

'I'm really proud of the effort we gave tonight,' said head coach Michele Cherry. 'We showed a lot of poise down the stretch, took care of the ball when we needed to and hit free throws when they counted the most. It was great to see Destiny step up tonight and have such a great game on the road.'

A pair of three's by freshman Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) helped Stony Brook jump out to an early 7-5 lead. Six unanswered points by Maine would put the Black Bears in front at 11-7 before the Seawolves bounced back scoring eight of the next 12 to knot the score at 15-15. Senior Joia Daniels (Silver Spring, Md.) hit the tying jumper at 11:44, but the Seawolves would go cold over the next 5:30 as Maine moved back in front, 21-15.

SBU would have a strong finish to the half, however, outscoring Maine 11-6 behind four points from Jacobs. Junior Misha Horsey (Wyncote, Pa.) capped the run and ended the half with an acrobatic jumper in the paint. Stony Brook's defense forced the Black Bears into five turnovers during the stretch and 28 overall for the game.

The second half started with the two teams trading baskets as the lead was exchanged five different times. Stony Brook's defense kick started its offense as the Seawolves turned three steals into fastbreak layups to pull in front 38-35 with 14:11 left. Maine's Kristin Baker kept the Black Bears within striking distance with three timely three pointers, the last of which started an 11-2 run for Maine.

Trailing by as many as five with under five minutes to go, SBU clawed its way back into the game pulling within one at 51-50 on a three-point play from Jeter at the 3:50 mark. After trading baskets, another steal by the Seawolves turned into a layup for Jeter, regaining the lead for SBU at 56-55. Clutch free throw shooting by Jacobs and Horsey down the stretch helped ice the game for Stony Brook as it held on for the 64-59 victory.



Terriers Remain Unbeaten in AE with 71-56 Triumph over Albany - by George Manousidis
An epic 27-0 run in the first half gave the Boston University women's basketball team (8-8, 4-0 AE) a commanding lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat Albany (7-9, 0-3 AE), 71-56, on Saturday afternoon at Case Gym. BU, which extended its unbeaten streak to four games, sported four Terriers in double figures led by freshman Chantell Alford (5'8''-G-91) with 13.

With the victory, the Terriers have now won 24 straight against America East foes in the regular season and have collected 19 consecutive triumphs on their home court against the league.

Chantell Alford, who earned America East Player of the Game honors, was 5-for-14 from the field, collected seven rebounds and dished out a game-high five assists. Classmate Caitlynn Moran (5'8''-G-90) and senior Aly Hinton (6'1''-F-88) netted 12 points apiece and Hinton brought down a game-high eight boards. Rookie Kristen Sims (5'9''-G-91) was the fourth Terrier to reach double figures as she added 10 points. Sophomore Caroline Stewart (6'0''-F-90) also had a strong showing with nine points and seven boards.

As a team, BU was an impressive 23-for-28 from the charity stripe with three athletes recording perfect games from the free-throw line - Moran (8-for-8), Hinton (6-for-6) and Stewart (1-for-1).

Albany came out strong to begin the game, opening with a 12-4 lead, however, Chantell Alford stole the ball near half court at 13:45 and went in for a fastbreak layup, which jumpstarted an epic 27-0 run that would give BU a commanding 31-12 advantage - a lead BU would not relinquish. During that span, the Terriers held the Great Danes scoreless for nine minutes.

At the break, BU enjoyed a 38-20 lead with Stewart and Young leading the way on the offensive front with seven points apiece. Hinton was the team's leading rebounder through the first 20 minutes with six boards and Chantell Alford had dished out five assists by the break. The defense was just as impressive, holding Albany to a slim 25.8 percent from the field.

In the second half, Albany opened with an 8-1 spurt to cut the deficit to 11, 39-28, and a trey from Delaney Cohan (6'1''-F) made it a nine-point game moments later, however, BU would stretch the lead back to as much as 15 at 11:12.

Over the next seventh minutes, a resilient Great Dane side continued to pressure as Felicia Johnson hit a jumper in the paint with 4:34 to draw her team to within seven points, 56-79. BU would not allow the score to get any closer as it closed out the game outscoring UA, 15-7, for the 15-point victory.


Terriers Defeat SBU, 75-61; Greenberg Reaches 100 Wins at BU - by George Manousidis
Backed by a 25-point performance from sophomore Alex Young (5'9''-G-89), the Boston University women's basketball team (7-8, 3-0 AE) defeated Stony Brook (3-13, 1-3 AE), 75-61, on Wednesday night in Stony Brook, N.Y. Freshman Chantell Alford (5'8''-G-91) tallied 22 points and senior Aly Hinton added 12 in the squad's third-straight triumph. With the victory, head coach Kelly Greenberg recorded her 100th win at the helm of the Terriers' program.

Greenberg is the second head coach of the program to reach 100 victories and she accomplished the feat in six seasons and 171 games. She is the first since Christine Basile, who coached at BU from 1983 to 1999 and reached the milestone in her seventh season (175 games) on Babcock Street.

Young was 7-for-16 from the field and 4-for-8 from behind the arc to go along with four assists and four steals to earn America East Player of the Game honors. Alford also had a strong showing with nine field goals and three treys. Junior Kerry Cashman recorded a career-high 13 rebounds, which was a season high for the Terriers.

BU capitalized on 23 SBU miscues to score 24 points off turnovers. The Terriers were also aggressive going to the basket, scoring 32 in the paint and 15 from the free-throw line. BU's lead swelled to as much as 24 points late in the second half, and they held on for its second straight double-digit victory.

Tight defenses on both ends kept it low scoring in the early going, as BU held a slim 5-2 advantage just four minutes into the contest, and went on to take a 15-11 lead at 12:23, as Alford and Young combined to score BU's first 15 points. Young hit three treys, including back-to-back triples within 30 seconds of each other. Moments later, Hinton stepped in the game to score six straight points to up the lead to double digits for the first time in the game, 21-11, at 11:07.

The Seawolves would come storming back on an 11-0 run as SBU's Dani Klupenger knotted the score at 23 on a 3-pointer at 4:42. BU's defense held its ground following that stretch and began an 8-0 spurt that upped its lead to 33-25, as it held Stony Brook scoreless for over three minutes.

BU went into the locker rooms at halftime sporting a 36-27 lead as Alford rounded out the first-half scoring with a fast break layup after a steal on the defensive end. Young and Hinton led BU in scoring with 13 and 10 points, respectively, through the first 20 minutes of action.

Five quick points from Alford to start the second half, forced Stony Brook into a timeout just 47 seconds into the stanza. The reigning AE Rookie of the Week nailed a trey and a mid-range jumper to up BU's lead to 14 points. Her five points jumpstarted an impressive 16-4 run that opened the lead to 21 points and gave them a commanding 52-31 lead at 15:53.

Four minutes later, the Terriers created its largest lead of the game - 24 points, 63-39 - when freshman Kristen Sims hit two free throws. The Seawolves would slowly chip away at the advantage and would draw to within 12, 66-54, with five minutes remaining, however, that's as close as they would come as BU would go on to win by its second largest margin of victory this season.


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Odra Brzeg sign Chinyere Ibekwe - by Eurobasket
Odra Brzeg, Poland added strength and power in the inside with the addition of Chinyere Ibekwe (193-F/C-87, college: UCLA). Ibekwes 64 frame makes her a force in the middle. Her instesity going after the ball makes her an excellent rebounder. Ibekwe is an enforcer on the defensive side as well. She a good one on one defender and wellas as a good help side defender. She has the ability to average a double double every night. She will help Odra Brzeg become a contender for the Poland Championship. She recently left Dec-09 from Portugal avg a double double but left due to non payment.
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Liga Feminina Round: 13 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
B.Viagem - Alges 54-65
Alges recorded the sixth win in the championship as they overcame BoaViagem on the road. Tudy Reed scored 19 points and blocked two shots to lead Alges. Sultra Harding (190-F-82, agency: Merit Sports) added 17 points and impressive 26 boards for the winners. Chevon Keith finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds for BoaViagem. Monica Seidi had 11 points in the loss.

BCBarcelos - CAB Madeira 70-60
BCBarcelos overcame CAB Madeira at home court. Sara Filipe (187-F-82) scored 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the home team. Daniela Domingues added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists as the winners improved at 4-7 record. Candice Champion responded with 23 points and 12 boards for CAB Madeira. Maria Correia had 13 points in the losing effort.



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Nola Taylor and Tena Matthews signed with Craiova - by Eurobasket
SCM CSS U Craiova, Romania has just aquired a double double tandom with the acquisition of Nola Taylor (188-F, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) and Tena Matthews (173-G-85, college: Northwestern St.). Both players are represented by the same Agency: 610 Sports Management: Last season as a Senior in College Taylor averaged 14ppg, 13rpg, and 2bpg. Tena Matthews spent her 2008-2009 season in Denmark averaging 19.3ppg, 11.6rpg, and 2.6spg. Both players have the ability to score as wellas grab boards. These two make a great inside outside duo with Taylor getting most of her baskets from the paint and Matthews from the outside. Matthews is a great wing score and can take you off the dribble. Both of these players will be a force as they help SCM CSS U Craiova, Romania become the team to beat this season.

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Crvena Zvezda signed Latinovic Ljiljana and Tijana Rus,Ivanka Matic moved to France - by Dragana Vukovic
Ivanka Matic (195-F/C-79) left Crvena Zvezda Beograd and signed for Franch team Challes-les-Eaux Basket.She was the best player of Crvena Zvezda Beograd in the first half of season.She was averaging 18.3 points,7.4 rebounds and 0.3 assists during 26.7 minutes.
Crvena Zvezda Beograd lost their best player so,the management decided to build up the roster.They signed Ljiljanna Latinovic (177-G-76) and Tiana Rus (180-F-75),both from Mladi Krajisnik.Ljiljanna Latinovic was averaging 11.5 points,4.6 rbounds,and 0.9 assists in 10 games og Adriatic League.Tiana Rus had 5.2 points,3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists for 26.6 minutes.


Stats Leaders - 1A women
1A Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.Vukoje Jovana 19.2
2.Matic Ivanka 18.3
3.Orozovic Sanja 17.5
4.Butulija Dajana 16.8
5.Jovanovic Ivana 16.2
Rebounds Per Game
1.Karakasevic Jefimija 10.8
2.Jovanovic Tina 10.2
3.Moraca Marina 10.0
4.Velinovic Jelena 9.7
5.Ajdukovic Tijana 9.5
Assists Per Game
1.Latinovic Ljiljana 6.0
2.Ristic Marina 4.7
3.Radocaj Tamara 4.4
4.Vukoje Jovana 4.2
5.Prlja Marija 3.8
Steals Per Game
1.Prlja Marija 3.9
2.Stupar Anja 3.2
3.Krnjetin Natasa 3.2
4.Stojiljkovic Verica 3.1
5.Butulija Dajana 3.0
Blocks Per Game
1.AjduVukicevic Milena 1.5
2.Kovacevic Natasa 1.4
3.Jovanovic Tina 1.2
4.Ajdukovic Tijana 1.1
5.Karakasevic Jefimija 1.1
Ranking
1.Jovanovic Tina 21.8
2.Vukoje Jovana 21.6
3.Matic Ivanka 21.0
4.Butulija Dajana 19.5
5.Ajdukovic Tijana 19.3


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  SPAIN - Women  


Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Sonia BORGES
  Cadi la Seu
  (189-C-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Borges, Cadi la Seu18.9 
 2. Warburton, Gran C.18.6 
 3. Murphy, Mariana17.9 
 4. Milton-Jones, Ros C.16.1 
 5. Vega, Mariana16.1 
 6. Lyttle, Perfumer.16.1 
 7. De Forge, Hondar.-.16.0 
 8. De Souza, Ros C.15.3 
 9. Dapo, Hondar.-Irun15.2 
 10. Maslowski, Ole.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Perfumerias
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.12.0 
 2. Sanford, EBE I.10.4 
 3. De Souza, Ros C.9.7 
 4. Sliskovic, Real C.9.0 
 5. Chones, Girona8.7 
 6. Langhorne, Rivas E.8.1 
 7. Vega, Mariana8.1 
 8. Bavendam, Hondar.-.7.8 
 9. Ujhelyi, Rivas E.7.7 
 10. Perovanovic, Ole.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Clara BERMEJO
  Rivas Ecopolis
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bermejo, Rivas E.4.0 
 2. Aguilar, Ros C.3.7 
 3. Palau, Ros Casares3.7 
 4. Infantes, EBE I.3.5 
 5. Ouvina, Mann Filter3.5 
 6. Jordana, Real C.3.4 
 7. Garcia, Real Canoe3.2 
 8. Antoja, Girona3.1 
 9. Hammon, Ros C.3.0 
 10. Montanana, Ros.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Perfumerias
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.2.8 
 2. Blanes, Real Canoe2.8 
 3. De Forge, Hondar.-.2.4 
 4. Murphy, Mariana2.4 
 5. Johnson, EBE I.2.2 
 6. Ouvina, Mann Filter2.2 
 7. Palau, Ros Casares2.1 
 8. Hammon, Ros C.2.1 
 9. Garcia, Real Canoe2.1 
 10. Garcia, Real Can.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Katja BAVENDAM
  Hondar.-Irun
  (203-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Bavendam, Hondar.-.1.3 
 2. De Souza, Ros C.1.3 
 3. Sliskovic, Real C.1.1 
 4. Page, Mariana1.1 
 5. Lyttle, Perfumer.1.1 
 6. Chones, Girona0.9 
 7. Gardin, Cadi la Seu0.9 
 8. Vesela, Ros Casares0.7 
 9. Podkovalniko., Perfum.0.7 
 10. Blanes, Real Can.0.6 


LFB, Round 15 review: Rivas Ecopolis too strong Perfumerias in derby - by Eurobasket News
Perfumerias - Rivas Ecopolis 58-77
Rivas Ecopolis blasted Perfumerias in derby game of Round 15. Both teams had 13-1 before this meeting and visitors stay on top now, together with Ros Casares. Perfumerias dropped to third place. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) shined for the winners with 18 and Catherine Joens (180-G-82) added one point less. Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) netted 18 points in defeat.

Gran Canaria - Real C.Vigo 64-46
Sixth victory of the season for Gran Canaria (6-9), whose best player once again was Morgan Warburton (180-G-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Utah) with 22 points. Jaklin Zlatanova (190-F-88) had 12 pts and 8 rebounds. Iva Sliskovic (196-F-84, college: S.Carolina) responded with 14 points and 14 rebounds in Celta Vigo (9-6).

EBE Ibiza-PDV - Cadi la Seu 66-75
Cadi la Seu cruised past the last ranked Ibiza getting 19 points from Sonia Borges (189-C-84). Rosa Perez (169-G-81) helped with 17 pts. In the loosing squad, Nakia Sanford (193-F/C-76, college: Kansas) registered double-double of 18 points and 17 rebounds. Cadi la Seu 5-10, Ibiza 2-13.

Olesa - Mann Filter 83-72
Olesa has Ines Kresovic (182-G-84) and Michelle Maslowski (188-F/C-79, college: Drexel) on fire with 26 and 22 points respectively. Each of them also pulled down 6 rebounds in this meeting. Visitors got 17 points and 7 boards from Agne Ciudariene (190-C-79). Olesa 7-8, Mann Filter 10-5.

Estudiantes - Hondar.-Irun 70-67
Estudiantes grabbed valuable home win against Hondarribia-Irun getting 16 points and 9 rebounds from Marta Zurro (187-C-80). Ashley Battle (185-C/F-82, college: Connecticut) and Sandra Ygueravide (173-G-85) netted 14 points each. Amra Dapo (184-G/F-76) and Anna De Forge had 19 pts apiece in loss. Estudiantes 3-12, Hindarribia 5-10.

Ros Casares - Mariana 88-56
Ros Casares destroyed Mariana remaining on top of LFB standings together with Rivas Ecopolis (14-1). Erika De Souza (197-C-82) shined for the hosts with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Eshaya Murphy (85) delivered 18 pts in defeat. Her Mariana dropped to 7-8.

Real Canoe - Girona 70-84
6-9 for Girona and 4-11 for Real Canoe after this game. Kiesha Brown (179-G-79, agency: Ronsport, college: Georgia) led the scorers in this victory with 21 points (7 rebs). Anna Carbo (176-F-88) and Astou Traore (182-F/C-81) followed her with 15 pts each. Evelina Gineva replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts.


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  SWEDEN - Women  


Stats Leaders - Damligan
Damligan Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 P.Rosanio, Umea 23.5
2 A.Key, Mark 20.7
3 A.Mohr, Umea 20.4
4 J.Saunders, Visby 20.2
5 C.Fors.-Goga, Telge 18.5
Rebounds Per Game
1 A.Mohr, Umea 12.5
2 K.Tattersdill, Sallen 10.0
3 S.Goff, Mark 9.9
4 F.Abdi, Stockholm 9.9
5 B.Drammeh, Telge 9.6
Assists Per Game
1 S.Kabengano, Telge 4.6
2 A.Johansen, Uppsala 4.0
3 A.Key, Marbo 3.9
4 M.Stalvant, Stockholm 3.5
5 S.Nilsson, Lulea 3.4
Steals Per Game
1 A.Key, Marbo 4.9
2 V.Janjic, Sundsvall 2.9
3 W.Allen, Sundsvall 2.7
4 C.Forsm.-Goga, Telge 2.6
5 A.Mohr, Umea 2.5


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  TURKEY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld22.0 
 2. Prince, Botas21.0 
 3. Frazee, Cankaya20.5 
 4. Sales, Besiktas18.6 
 5. Hodges, Istanbul.18.5 
 6. Douglas, Galatasa.16.4 
 7. Young, TED Kayseri16.1 
 8. Bowen, Cankaya15.9 
 9. Taylor, Fenerbahce15.9 
 10. Zellous, Besikt.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Megan FRAZEE
  Cankaya
  (191-G/F-87)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Frazee, Cankaya12.4 
 2. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld11.8 
 3. Dacic, Besiktas10.6 
 4. Pringle, TED K.10.5 
 5. Black, Tarsus Bld10.3 
 6. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld9.5 
 7. Alyoshkina, Samsun9.5 
 8. Leuchanka, Galatasa.9.2 
 9. Sevinc, Kocaeli8.7 
 10. Larkins, Mers.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Sharnee ZOLL
  Botas
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Zoll, Botas5.7 
 2. Siyahdemir, Tarsus B.4.5 
 3. Yigit, Galatasaray4.3 
 4. Unuvar, Cankaya4.1 
 5. Brooks, Cankaya4.0 
 6. Chaney, Samsun3.9 
 7. Vardarli, Fener.3.9 
 8. Hodges, Istanbul.3.7 
 9. Yillar, Kocaeli3.7 
 10. Latta, Mers.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quianna CHANEY
  Samsun
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Chaney, Samsun3.1 
 2. Zoll, Botas2.8 
 3. Prince, Botas2.8 
 4. Penn, Istanbul.2.6 
 5. Gokce, Mersin2.4 
 6. Gaither, Samsun2.3 
 7. Douglas, Galatasa.2.2 
 8. Brooks, Cankaya2.1 
 9. Young, TED Kayseri2.1 
 10. Vardarli, Fen.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pringle, TED K.2.3 
 2. Dacic, Besiktas1.6 
 3. Black, Tarsus Bld1.5 
 4. Sutton-Brown, Fenerb.1.2 
 5. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.2 
 6. Perostiyska, Sam.1.0 
 7. Engin, Mersin0.9 
 8. Gaither, Samsun0.8 
 9. Smith, TED Kayseri0.8 
 10. La Dorian Hu., Ista.0.8 


Standings - TBBL
TBBL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 11-0 
 2. Mersin 10-1 
 3. Galatasaray 8-3 
 4. Besiktas 6-5 
 5. TED Kayseri 5-6 
 6. Istanbul Univ. 5-6 
 7. Ceyhan Bld 5-6 
 8. Samsun 5-6 
 9. Botas 4-7 
 10. Tarsus Bld 4-7 
 11. Cankaya 3-8 
 12. Kocaeli 0-11 


TBBL: Round 11 review - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce - Besiktas 92-59
Fenerbahce had no mercy for Besiktas remaining the only unbeaten team after 11 rounds in TBBL. Matee Ajavon (173-G-86, college: Rutgers) and Penelope Taylor (185-F-81) stepped up for the hosts with 24 points each. Nicole Powell (188-G/F-82, college: Stanford) had 11 pts and 6 boards. In Besiktas (6-5), Nykesha Sales (183-F/G-76, college: Connecticut) responded with 20 pts and 8 boards.

TED Kayseri - Samsun 66-64
TED Kayseri had Tamera Young (188-G-86, college: JMU) and Tangela Smith (193-F/C-77, college: Iowa) with 14 points each yesterday. Young grabbed 8, while Smith pulled down 2 rebounds less. Julie McBride (165-G-82, college: Syracuse) helped with 13 pts and 7 assists. In the loosing squad, Quianna Chaney (180-G-86, college: LSU) had 19 pts and 10 boards. TED Kayseri 5-6, Samsun 5-6.

Istanbul Univ. - Mersin 53-85
Mersin had an easy job against Istanbul Universitesi mostly owing to nice performance by Erlana Larkins (185-F-86, agency: 540 Sports, college: N.Carolina), who scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Saziye Ivegin (182-F-82) and Olympia Scott netted 14 pts each. Jocelyn Penn (186-F-79, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) replied with 11 pts and 8 boards in defeat. Mersin stays No.2 with almost perfect 10-1 score, while Istanbul Universitesi dropped to 5-6.

Ceyhan Bld - Galatasaray 50-70
Galatasaray destroyed Ceyhan Bld as a guest jumping to 8-3 score in Turkish top division (third place). Katie Douglas (185-G/F-79, college: Purdue) stepped up in victory draining 19 points in just 17 minutes. Tugba Palazoglu (172-G-80) helped with 10 pts. On the other side, Ceyhan (5-6) got 12 pts and 6 boards from Michelle Campbell (188-F-84, college: Rutgers).

Tarsus Bld - Botas 70-76
Botas had couple of players in a game mood with Durdane Gumusay (180-F-89) leading the way with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Epiphanny Prince (175-G, college: Rutgers) scored 16 and Courtney Paris (193-C-87, college: Oklahoma) added 15 pts and 7 boards. Briann January delivered 14 pts in loss. Both teams have 4-7 score now.

Kocaeli - Cankaya 74-89
3-8 for Cankaya and 0-11 for the last ranked Kocaeli after this game. Megan Frazee (191-G/F-87, college: Liberty) was totally the best player in victory and in the entire round, registering monster double-double of 34 points and 18 rebounds. Ceyda Kozluca (179-C-84) collected 24 pts, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in loss.


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  UNITED KINGDOM - Women  


Hatters, Nottingham, UWIC win - by Eurobasket News
By Dave Ryan

City Of Sheffield Hatters remain top of Women's Division One after comfortable victories against teams at the wrong end of the table. On Saturday they defeated Brixton Topcats 78-53 at home before winning 99-32 (stats) at Wellingborough Phoenix the following afternoon.

Led by 25 Helen Naylor points, Hatters never looked back after a 19-5 first period, and an 18-10 second quarter saw them ahead by 22 at half-time against Brixton. The teams shared 50 third period points before Hatters wrapped up the win with a 16-13 final period.

American Shanna Oaddams (188-F-84, college: Shippensburg) added 12 for the Hatters, with Millie Watkins finishing on 11. Ofamata was the only Topcat in double figures with 22.

The following day saw Hatters visit a Phoenix side who they had destroyed 119-9 earlier in the campaign, but although they recorded another big win, the home side did manage to put up a better show this time.

Another triple digit mauling looked possible as a 20-0 run capped by a Sarah Taylor free-throw put Sheffield 22-2 ahead with four minutes of the first period remaining, but Wellingborough stopped the rot and reduced the margin to 27-10 at the first break.

Jeni Smith opened the second period scoring for Phoenix, but although they scored four of the first five points, Hatters' lead grew to 52-25 by half-time.

A 6-0 Hatters run opened the third period and it proved to be a dominant second half as the visitors out-shot Phoenix 26-7 in the third before holding them scoreless in the fourth, adding 21 points of their own.

Helen Naylor again led all scorers for Hatters with 24, while Shanna Oaddams added 20 and Rose Mason 17. Meriem Eerikinharju's nine points topped Wellingborough, with Smith hitting seven.

Following the adjustment to the table after London Heathrow Acers' withdrawal, UWIC Archers are now second in the table after their 98-33 hammering of London Mets.

A 29-12 first period put Archers in charge, and they extended that lead to 44-18 at half-time. A 24-13 third period effectively ended the game as a contest and they wrapped the win up with a 30-2 final stanza.

Former Met Mia Spasowska (186-C, college: Humboldt St.) led all scorers with 26 points, while GB duo Stefanie Collins (21) and Meagan Hoffman (14) also contributed well. Vesela Marinova was the only Met in double figures with 19 points.

Archers coach Damian Jennings was happy with the result:

'As I said in the preview, we were just itching to play and show how our winter preparation had gone. London Mets did come with a depleted team but I am proud of how that never became an issue for us. When London were tired we did not play down a level, we kept pushing, and it was great to see that wave of intensity from the whole Archers roster.

'We have had much to improve upon in our performance at both ends of the floor over the New Year break and I genuinely feel we made a significant step forward today.

'It was particularly good to see Mia Spasowska bounce back after a nasty illness over Christmas forcing her to miss out on out Belgium tour - there is definitely more to come from her, but it was a solid return.'

Nottingham Wildcats kept up their title push with a 72-66 victory at third placed Leeds Carnegie thanks mainly to guard Sabra Wrice (173-G-86, college: Fairfield). The American finished with 35 points as the visitors overcame a slow start to take their sixth win in eight games.

Leeds looked in control with a 28-14 first period and were still 39-31 up going into the locker room at half-time. However, a 22-12 third period gave Wildcats a two point lead and Nottingham closed out the win with a 19-15 fourth stanza.

Joanna Clayden led Leeds with 19 while Brykeesha Tate was the only other Carnegie player in double figures with 17. Emma Pass finished with 13 for Wildcats with Jessica Hurd adding 12.
Courtesy of: http://www.englandbasketball.co.uk


Standings - Women
EBL Standings
 1. Sheffield H. 11-1 
 2. UWIC Archers 9-2 
 3. Leeds C. 8-2 
 4. Nottingham W. 7-2 
 5. Northumbria 7-3 
 6. Sevenoaks S. 5-5 
 7. Barking Abbey 4-4 
 8. London HA 4-4 
 9. Brixton T. 2-8 
 10. London M. 1-9 
 11. Birmingham 0-9 
 12. Wellingborough 0-9