EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/26/2010

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  ABA   


One win and one loss for the Admirals - by Gianni Pascucci
On Saturday night, the Lake Michigan Admirals and Indiana Steamrollers once again put on a scoring clinic by scoring a combined 307 points in front of a crowd of approximately 400 at Lake Michigan Catholic. The final score was Admirals 162 - Steamrollers 145 and seven palyers from the Admirals were in double digits, led by Dominick Melton (6'6''-F, college: Wisc.-Parkside) with 30 points and Antonio Griffin (6'6''-G/F-84, college: CSU Bakersfield) with 27 points. Anthony Hogg, of the Indiana Steamrollers, had a career high of 40 points. The nigh after, the Admirals set sail to the other side of the lake to take on the #6 team in the ABA, the Chicago Steam. Final score was Chicago Steam 105 - Lake Michigan 98, with Roy Perrin leading the way in Chicago at 28 points.The best at the losing side were Antonio Griffin with 20 pts and 10 rebs, Dominick Melton and Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) with 13 points apiece.


Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Chico Rage 1-5 
 2. College Park 0-0 
 3. Crusaders 0-1 
 4. Play2Win 0-1 
 5. Oklahoma 0-2 
 6. Modesto E. 0-5 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 9-3 
 2. Clayton 7-3 
 3. Sacramento H. 6-7 
 4. California SK 5-5 
 5. Central Valley 5-6 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 11-1 
 2. Columbus Crush 7-3 
 3. Pittsburgh P. 6-0 
 4. Detroit Hoops 5-2 
 5. Lake Michigan 5-5 
 6. Kansas City S. 4-0 
 7. Cleveland R. 1-1 
 8. G.Rapids F. 0-2 
 9. Youngstown S. 0-2 
 10. Akron Rise 0-5 
Northeast Div.
 1. NY Thunder 8-2 
 2. Jersey Expr. 8-3 
 3. Maryland M. 5-7 
 4. NY Red Riders 5-8 
 5. Tri-City Suns 1-7 
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. Las Vegas A. 5-1 
 2. LA Slam 4-5 
 3. San Diego S. 4-5 
 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. 3-6 
 4. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 5. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 7-2 
 2. Mississippi B. 4-3 
 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. 13-3 
 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 


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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - TNA

Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Bragado
  (202-C/F-78)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Miller, Bragado21.7 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional19.0 
 3. Melo, Independ.N.17.4 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.16.3 
 5. Tomatis, Alma Juniors16.2 
 6. Ceruti, San M.15.5 
 7. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 8. Wilkerson, Ciclista15.2 
 9. Ford, Belgrano SN15.1 
 10. Barlasina, San.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  San Mart.C.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Ford, Belgrano SN8.9 
 3. Leith, Firmat SF8.3 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.8.2 
 5. Benjamin, San M.7.9 
 6. Espinoza, Argentino7.8 
 7. Williams, Club 97.6 
 8. Frey, A.Italiana7.5 
 9. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.4 
 10. Fabio, Obera6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.3 
 2. Palacios, Firmat S.3.1 
 3. La Bella, Obera TC2.9 
 4. Lauro, Independ.N.2.6 
 5. Ceci, Argentino2.5 
 6. Perez, El Nacional2.5 
 7. Safar, Argentino2.5 
 8. Eiguren, Firmat SF2.4 
 9. Gandoy, Belgrano SN2.4 
 10. Spalla, Club.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Obera TC
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. La Bella, Obera TC2.4 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional2.4 
 3. Castets, Obera TC1.9 
 4. Fernandez, Alma J.1.8 
 5. Castelli, Independ.T.1.8 
 6. Giletta, Alma Juniors1.8 
 7. Clayton, Firmat SF1.6 
 8. Bendel, Independ.N.1.6 
 9. Ghirardi, Firmat S.1.6 
 10. Williams, Independ.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin FRANCIS
  Argentino
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Francis, Argentino1.8 
 2. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 3. Williams, Club 91.4 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.1.3 
 5. Espinoza, Argentino1.2 
 6. Ford, Belgrano SN1.0 
 7. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.0 
 8. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 9. Giorgi, Obera TC0.9 
 10. Nwankwo, El Nacion.0.8 


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
 1. San Mart.MJ 10-4 
 2. San Mart.C. 10-4 
 3. Ciud.Bragado 9-5 
 4. Argentino 9-5 
 5. Club 9 8-5 
 6. Ciclista 8-6 
 7. El Nacional 7-6 
 8. Belgrano SN 7-7 
 9. Firmat SF 6-8 
 10. Obera TC 6-8 
 11. Independ.T. 5-9 
 12. Independ.N. 4-8 
 13. A.Italiana 4-10 
 14. Alma Juniors 3-11 


Penarol cruise past Navieros to wrap up Liga Americas Group D action - by Eurobasket News
Penarol - Navieros 106:62
Penarol claimed the third straight win at the Liga Americas Group D. They bruised Navieros to occupy the top spot in the pool. Penarol advanced into the tournaments Final Four. Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez (188-G-78) finished with game-high 33 points and 6 assists for the Argentinean team.
Penarol dominated in this one from start to finish. They jumped to a 9-point lead at the first break. Navieros struggled to find offensive rhythm and began legging behind in the second quarter. Penarol exploded with 27 points in the period and took a 25-point lead at halftime. Things hardly changed after the main break. Penarol stayed dominant as they boosted the margin at 28-point mark into the fourth quarter. The Argentinean team did not slow down in the fourth quarter and successfully passed 100-point mark for impressive win at the end.
Raymundo Legaria (178-G-80) and Sebastian Vega (200-C-88) came up with 16 points each for Penarol. Marcos Mata finished with 11 points in the loss. Anibal Salazar (178-G-88) responded with 16 points for Navieros. Carmelo Martinez (G) delivered 12 points in defeat.

Penarol: Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez 33, Raymundo Legaria 16, Sebastian Vega 16
Navieros: Anibal Salazar 16, Carmelo Martinez 12



TNA1 and TNA 2: Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News
TNA1
Argentino - El Nacional 87-69
After nice road win against San Martin MJ in Round 1, Argentino was too strong for El Nacional jumping to 2-0 in the second phase. Javier Ceci (183-G-79) was a key player in this victory with 21 points and 7 assists. Santiago Scala (186-G-91) and Selem Safar (190-G-87) helped with 15 and 14 pts respectively. Visitors got 23 points and 9 rebounds from Ije Nwankwo (201-F-85, college: Cleveland St.).

San Mart.C. - San Mart.MJ 83-80
Both teams faced with defeats in Round 1. San Martin C grabbed this one mostly owing to Louis Truscott (199-F-78, college: Houston), who drained 23 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. Leandro Portillo (185-G-85) followed him with 19 pts. In the loosing squad, Gaston Luchino (184-G-82) had 17 points.

Bragado - Ciclista 85-83
Bragado outsmarted Ciclista in very exciting game, so both teams have 1-1 score in TNA1 now. Derrick Miller (202-C/F-78, college: Georgetown, KY) and Federico Pollio (190-F-79) stepped up for the hosts with 25 and 22 points respectively. Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) and Fabian Elias Saad (187-G-83) responded with 16 pts each in defeat.

TNA2
A.Italiana - Independ.T. 81-65
Luciano Rivero (186-G-80) led the way for Asociacion Italiana in this game with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Francisco Rasio (182-G-81, college: Miami Dade CC) scored 15 pts. In defeat, Juan Ignacio Mateo (194-G-85) had 19 points. Asociacion Italiana 1-1, Independiente T 1-1.

Obera TC - Alma Juniors 96-84
Obera jumped to 2-0 in TNA2 getting 24 points from David Harrison (191-G-75, college: Campbellsville). Facundo Giorgi (203-F-85, college: Florida Intern.) also had a great role adding double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Alma Juniors (0-2) got 21 pts from Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, agency: Liman Sports, college: Massachusetts).

Firmat SF - Belgrano SN 73-63
First win for Firmat in TNA2 and at the same time first loss for Belgrano SN. Justin Leith (201-F-81, college: Merrimack) was the leading player in victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Facundo Brizuela (203-F/C-80) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds for Belgrano.



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  AUSTRALIA   


NBL: Round 17 review - by Eurobasket News
Perth - Tigers 94-78
Jesse Wagstaff (203-F-86, college: Metro St.) stepped up for the Wildcats in the last game of Round 17 scoring 21 points. Luke Schenscher (216-C-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgia Tech) secured a nice help adding 16 points and 6 rebounds, and the Wildcats stay on top with 15-9 score. Daryl Corletto (193-G-81) delivered 17 pts for the Tigers (10-13).

Taipans - Crocodiles 87-81
The winning squad had couple of players in a game mood with Dusty Rychart (201-F-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Minnesota) leading the way with 21 points. Julien Mills (193-G/F-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Ball St.) had 16 pts and 8 boards and two more players were in double digits. Peter Crawford (193-G-79) scored 16 pts for the Crocs. Taipans 10-15, Crocs 13-10.

Hawks - Crocodiles 93-86
13th victory for the Hawks, who got 19 points and 8 rebounds from Cameron Tragardh. Mat Campbell (196-F/G-76, college: Towson) had 17 and Tim Coenraad (201-G/F-85, college: Nova SE) added 2 points less. In Townsville Crocs, Corey Williams came up with 22 points and 7 rebounds.

Tigers - Perth 100-86
The Melbourne Tigers scored 100 pts in this game, what was enough for comfortable victory. Julius Hodge (201-G-83, college: N.Carolina St.) (9 rebs) and Mark Worthington (6 rebs) led the winners with 25 and 23 points respectively. Kevin Lisch (188-G, agency: Warren Sports International, college: St.Louis) top-scored in loss with 18 pts.

Breakers - 36ers 103-89
What a performance by Kirk Penney (196-G-80, college: Wisconsin). He made 9 of 15 attempts from behind the arc scoring 49 points in total, and all of that in just 34 minutes. CJ Bruton had 20 pts in this win. John Gilchrist (187-G-84, college: Maryland) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds from Adelaide.

Blaze - Breakers 81-95
11-13 for the Breakers and 13-10 for the Blaze after this game. Kevin Braswell was a key player in victory with 22 points. CJ Bruton (188-G-75, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Indian Hills CC) and Tony Ronaldson followed him with 17 points each. In defeat, James Harvey had 19 pts.

Crocodiles - Hawks 73-59
Corey Williams (191-G-77, college: Alabama St.) was totally the best player in this victory draining 25 points. Stephen Hoare (201-F-75, college: N.Idaho JC) had 13 and was the last one with double digits. In Wollongong Hawks, Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83, college: ORU) had 10 points.


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Penney, Breakers22.8 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles19.2 
 3. McKee, Hawks17.9 
 4. Ballinger, 36ers17.3 
 5. Gilchrist, 36ers17.1 
 6. Hodge, Tigers16.9 
 7. Bruton, Breakers16.7 
 8. Worthington, Tig.16.4 
 9. Ubaka, Blaze16.3 
 10. Redhage, Per.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rick RICKERT
  Breakers
  (211-F-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Rickert, Breakers7.1 
 2. Petrie, Blaze7.0 
 3. Davidson, Hawks7.0 
 4. Roberts, Crocodiles6.9 
 5. Holmes, 36ers6.8 
 6. Rychart, Taipans6.8 
 7. Worthington, Tig.6.7 
 8. Schenscher, Perth6.5 
 9. Maxey, Blaze6.3 
 10. Anstey, Tige.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Hodge, Tigers6.1 
 2. McKee, Hawks4.5 
 3. Gilchrist, 36ers4.4 
 4. Ubaka, Blaze4.2 
 5. Gibson, Blaze3.7 
 6. Williams, Crocodiles3.6 
 7. Bruton, Breakers3.4 
 8. Crosswell, Tigers3.4 
 9. Boucher, Breakers3.3 
 10. Groves, 36e.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Crocodiles
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Williams, Crocodiles1.5 
 2. Saville, Hawks1.5 
 3. Martin, Perth1.5 
 4. Jones, Taipans1.4 
 5. Hodge, Tigers1.3 
 6. Bruton, Breakers1.3 
 7. McKee, Hawks1.2 
 8. Boucher, Breakers1.2 
 9. Lisch, Perth1.1 
 10. Robbins, Per.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Hodge, Tigers1.1 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles0.8 
 3. Maxey, Blaze0.7 
 4. Penney, Breakers0.7 
 5. Rickert, Breakers0.7 
 6. Redhage, Perth0.7 
 7. Rychart, Taipans0.6 
 8. Melzer, Taipans0.6 
 9. Bradshaw, Blaze0.6 
 10. Worthington, T.0.5 


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  BELARUS   


Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 20-0 
 2. OZAA Osipov. 17-5 
 3. Grodno-93 16-4 
 4. Sozh Gomel 10-10 
 5. Lokomotiv 9-11 
 6. BNTU 6-16 
 7. Vitalyur 5-17 
 8. Temp-OSHVSM 1-21 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 13-3 
 2. Bree 11-4 
 3. Sint-Jan Ant. 10-6 
 4. Pitzemburg 9-7 
 5. De Westhoek 9-8 
 6. Hasselt 8-8 
 7. Kangar.-Boom 8-8 
 8. Excelsior 7-7 
 9. Waregem 7-8 
 10. Essor Charleroi 7-9 
 11. Carnieres 6-9 
 12. Zolder 5-10 
 13. Nivelles 5-10 
 14. Jupille 3-11 


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  BRAZIL   


Universo/BRB narrowly defeat Halcones Cordoba - by Eurobasket News
Universo/BRB - Halcones Cordoba 99:98 (OT)
Universo/BRB sweetened their Liga Americas pill with a tough win against Halcones Cordoba on the final day of action in Group D. The game turned into a real basketball thriller with outcome decided in overtime. Universo/BRB got to the better start. They outscored the Mexican team 25:20 in the first quarter. The Brazilian team stayed in charge in the second period. They arrived at halftime up by 6 points 48:42. The third stanza brought little change onto the court. The sides traded baskets as Universo/BRB entered the fourth quarter ahead by six. But Halcones Cordoba did not allow their opponents to seal the win in regulation. Blake Walker (196-G/F-82, college: Portland St.) had an inspirational performance that put Halcones on level terms with the Brazilian team. The teams were tied at 90 at the end of the regulation. Alexandre Garcia (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) and Wellington dos Santos gave the needed boost for Universo/BRB in extra period and the team eked out a tough victory at the end.
Alexandre Garcia unloaded 27 points and made 6 steals to lead the way for Universo/BRB. Valtinho Silva (187-G-77, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points for the winners. Blake Walker stepped up with game-high 37 points for Halcones Cordoba. Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) had 12 points, 10 assists and 7 boards in defeat.

Universo/BRB: Alexandre Garcia 27, Valtinho Silva 18, Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) 17
Halcones Cordoba: Blake Walker 37, Martin Osimani 12+10 assists



Erec Tatu has a new team - by Paulo Freire
Eric Tatu is the new point guard of Bauru GRSA/Itabom. After the lost to Sao Jose on the semifinals of the Paulista State Tornament, coach Guerrinha said about the need for another guard to rotate with the American Larry Taylor. Guerrinha explains that Tatu has recovered from an injury, which occurred five months ago, did the physical preparation and technique and was training in Brasilia.
Tatu played in Limeira, Sao Paulo where he was State Champion in 2009, but was without a team.
With the new addition, Team directors decide to release center and point guard

Wtith the new addition of Eric Romualdo (185-G-83), Team Directors decide to release center Marcelo Da Silva (215-C-85, college: Arizona W. CC) and point guard Luiz Felipe Soriani (188-G-89)


Assis change coach and has a new player - by Paulo Freire
The center Leandro Buboltz of 26 years is the player of Assis Basket to fight for the NBB. Leandro is 2.00 Meters tall and weighs 102 kg. He played in college basketball in the United States, in South Alabama in 2006/2007season had an average of 7.3 points per game and 22.5 minutes per game on the court.
Last season on the NBB he played for the Lajeado team, one of the worst of the competition, and had an average of 9.8 points in 28 games. On two confrontations with the Assis team, Leandro Buboltz scored 13 points on March 11, 2009, and in Lajeado city had 20 points in the match held on 29 April.

Leandro Buboltz (198-F-83) came in to replace power forward Anderson Mosso (205-F/C-82, college: Chipola) that is hurt for the rest of the season with a knee problem.

The team of Assis Basket after five years at the helm of the team of Assis Basket, coach Marco Antonio Aga will leave the post of Commander of the team and will occupy the Technical Coordinator for the post of coaching the team assisense already chosen a replacement, it is Carlos Alberto Rodrigues, who has coach some great teams such as Corinthians / Mogi, Minas Tenis Clube, UNIT / Uberlândia, in addition to as the Brazilian national team in preparation for the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 (14 games, 13 wins and 1 loss).

The new coach of Assis Basket, Carlao, 47, is a native of Franca. His last work as a coach in a professional team were outside the country, coaching Trotamundos of Carabobo in Venezuela in 2007 and Venados of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico in 2008, both competing in national championships. Last year the 'prof. Carlao' was over the role of Technical Coordinator of the basic young categories of ASPA in Franca.



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Chino scores 24 more - by David Edole

Essex Pirates - George 24, Mumuni 20, Adu 16
Worthing Thunder - Zabas 22, Bratton 20, Prezzie-Blue 16

Worthing Thunder moved into the BBL Championships top seven with a hard fought 85-90 road win at Essex Pirates.

Pirates, playing on back-to-back nights after losing at league leaders Sheffield on Friday, began the match well and led 26-20 at the end of the first quarter. Thunder trimmed the gap to one (44-43) by half time.

Worthing managed to edge ahead during the third quarter as they took a 62-66 lead into the final stanza.

Essex tied the match at 72-72 with just over five minutes remaining and trailed by just one (80-81) with 1.54 on the clock.

However, a jam by Thunders BBL slam-dunk runner-up Kadiri Richard opened up a four point lead (81-85) and the visitors were able to hold on from the free throw line from there.

Pirates Randy George (200-F-81, college: Henderson St.) led all scorers with 24 while Evaldas Zabas led Worthing with 22.


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  CROATIA   


Maccabi Electra in for Prkacin - by Tomislav Maric
Israeli Champions Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv are trying to sign Croat Veteran center - Nikola Prkacin (208-C-75) till the end of the season.
Reports this morning from Zagreb are saying that Maccabi agreed a minimal fee with Cibona and the player is ready to move to Israel.
Prkacin,if the deal goes through, is replacing Polish Forward -Maciej Lampe (210-C-85) who was released by Maccabi and moved to Unics Kazan.
Maccabi Tel-Aviv is starting the Top16 pahse this thursday in Italy against Montepaschi Siena and trying to finilaze the deal that the player can be in the squad for the game.



Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Bizaca, Trogir26.2 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava21.0 
 3. Mrva, Borik18.4 
 4. Spahija, Svjetlost18.2 
 5. Filipovic, Sibenik17.2 
 6. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 7. Batina, KK Split14.9 
 8. Krolo, Darda14.3 
 9. Sakic, Dubrava14.0 
 10. Ivanov, Bor.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost10.1 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir7.8 
 4. Krapic, Zabok7.1 
 5. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 6. Sakic, Dubrava6.9 
 7. Ridl, Darda6.7 
 8. Vukicevic, Svjetlost6.5 
 9. Krolo, Darda6.4 
 10. Sobin, KK Spl.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Tomeljak, Zabok4.7 
 3. Sumic, KK Split4.5 
 4. Camagajevac, Darda4.2 
 5. Blajic, Trogir4.1 
 6. Cosic, Svjetlost4.0 
 7. Radic, Dubrovnik3.2 
 8. Vragovic, Dubrava3.1 
 9. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 10. Norac, Svjetlo.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split2.9 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok2.2 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost2.0 
 6. Kragic, Kastela2.0 
 7. Vragovic, Dubrava1.8 
 8. Blajic, Trogir1.8 
 9. Scepanovic, Dubro.1.8 
 10. Kaliterna, Kaste.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Macura, KK Split1.5 
 2. Bizaca, Trogir1.2 
 3. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 4. Kamaldin, Darda0.9 
 5. Sobin, KK Split0.8 
 6. Vladovic, Sibenik0.8 
 7. Ridl, Darda0.6 
 8. Radic, Kastela0.6 
 9. Culjak, Dubrava0.6 
 10. Blesic, Kaste.0.5 


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  CYPRUS   


Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. APOEL 11-1 
 2. AEL 9-2 
 3. Keravnos 7-4 
 4. Apollon 7-5 
 5. Etha 6-5 
 6. AEK 5-7 
 7. Achilleas K. 5-7 
 8. Omonia 1-10 
 9. ENAD 1-11 


ROUND 13 - Highlights and Top Scorer - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Apoel's defeat from Ael was the highlight of round 13. Ael had more passion and seemed to need the victory more, obviously to secure the 2nd position at the regular season.

Apoel was not in a very good night with Sims being the only one who survived. Lewis the 'Dragon' Sims, as we like to call him, finished the game with 28-points.

We need to note that Apoel is not getting much help from its Centers. Cisse and Randojevic are far behind and they should improve them selves.

Ael is a strong team and even though rumor has it that it is facing problems, it is a team that will not give up easily.

Davis had 24-points, with Fels adding another15-points. Taylor finished the game with 14-points.


TOP SCORER
Trepalovac- Aek = 29 points


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  DENMARK   


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Torre JOHNSON
  Bakken
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Johnson, Bakken23.6 
 2. Kearse, SISU23.2 
 3. Smith, Svendborg22.9 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj21.1 
 5. Nielsen, Randers20.1 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg20.0 
 7. Johansen, Naestved18.5 
 8. Vance, Aalborg18.3 
 9. Seilund, Amager BK17.8 
 10. Dennis, Naestv.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Christoffers., Bak.10.5 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj10.4 
 3. Miskovic, Randers9.3 
 4. Vance, Aalborg9.3 
 5. Iversen, Svendborg9.2 
 6. Willis, Randers8.9 
 7. Johansen, Naestved8.8 
 8. Cavanuagh, Aalborg7.7 
 9. Johnson, Bakken7.6 
 10. Kalvelis, SI.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Smedley, Randers6.6 
 2. Jakobsen, Bakken5.1 
 3. Rinkevicius, SISU5.0 
 4. Bradley, Amager BK4.8 
 5. Nielsen, Horsholm4.7 
 6. Darboe, Horsholm4.3 
 7. Smith, Svendborg4.3 
 8. Dennis, Naestved4.2 
 9. Iversen, Svendborg3.9 
 10. Christensen, Amager.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 2. Kearse, SISU2.2 
 3. Proctor, Bakken2.1 
 4. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 5. Dennis, Naestved1.7 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg1.7 
 7. Morris, Aabyhoj1.7 
 8. Nielsen, Randers1.5 
 9. Nielsen, Horsholm1.5 
 10. Houguet, Aalbo.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj2.9 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.2.2 
 3. Willis, Randers1.6 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.3 
 5. Johnson, Bakken1.3 
 6. Miskovic, Randers1.3 
 7. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.2 
 8. Kalvelis, SISU1.1 
 9. Seilund, Amager BK1.0 
 10. Vance, Aalbo.0.9 


Basketligaen Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Naestved - SISU 77-87
SISU was the only team in Round 22 of the Danish Basketligaen which has recorded away win. They were better than their hosts Naestved 77-87. Visiting team was led by Mychal Kearse (194-G/F-83, college: Mt.St.Mary's) who poured in 23 points, while Mindaugas Kalvelis (205-C-80) followed with 18. For hosts, Karolis Kalvaitis stood out with 20 points.

Bakken - Horsens IC 86-68
Bakken hosted Horsens IC and came away with the comfortable 86-68 win. Torre Johnson (198-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) came of the bench to lead the winners with 21 points. Morten Sahlertz (198-F-89) followed with 12, while Darryl Proctor and Mads Frandsen chipped in 11 points each. On the other side, Jonas Larsen and Hans Schur led the way with 16 and 14 points respectively.

Svendborg - Horsholm 80-61
Svedborg rolled over Horsholm 80-61 at home. Johnell Smith (186-G-80, college: New Orleans) had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. He received help from Niccolai Iversen (205-F-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: San Jose City JC) who added 16 points. For visitors, Adama Darboe was good with 20 points.

Randers - Aalborg 92-80
Randers hosted Aalborg and managed to win the contest 92-80. Emanuel Willis (203-F-84, college: Houston Baptist) poured in 24 points and grabbed monster 23 boards as he led hosts. Petar Popovic (201-F-79) and Chris Nielsen were also good with 19 points apiece, while D.J. Smedley added 18 points and 12 rebounds. On the other side, Dershawn Vance had 25 and Christian Thomsen added 22 points.

Amager BK - Aabyhoj 95-66
Finally Amager BK rolled over Aabyhoj 95-66. Mathias Seilund (201-F-90) led the rout with 30 points, while Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85) added 21. For visitors, Edward Morris and Bobby Guyton had 20 points apiece.



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Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 20-5 
 2. Dakota W. 12-11 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 12-11 
 4. Erie Bay H. 10-15 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 8-16 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 17-6 
 2. Maine R.Claws 15-9 
 3. Austin T. 13-9 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 12-10 
 5. Albuquerque 11-12 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 14-12 
 2. Idaho S. 12-9 
 3. Reno Bighorns 9-12 
 4. Los Angeles D. 6-11 
 5. Springfield A. 5-16 
 6. Bakersfield J. 5-18 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Morris ALMOND
  Springfield A.
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Almond, Springfi.28.3 
 2. Harris, Rio Grande27.1 
 3. Williams, Sioux F.26.0 
 4. Farmer, Reno B.24.3 
 5. Gaines, Idaho S.23.9 
 6. Howard, Ft.Wayne.22.4 
 7. Powell, Albuquerque22.2 
 8. Tolliver, Idaho S.21.4 
 9. Jerrells, Austin T.21.4 
 10. Gee, Austin.20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Jones, Austin T.15.0 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 4. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.11.1 
 5. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.7 
 6. Bryant, Erie Bay H.10.5 
 7. Barron, Iowa E.9.8 
 8. Simpson, Los A.9.6 
 9. Cummings, Spring.9.1 
 10. Looby, Albuquerq.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.10.0 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande8.4 
 3. Jackson, Erie B.7.6 
 4. Curry, Springfield A.7.5 
 5. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.6.9 
 6. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 7. McLeod, Albuquer.6.4 
 8. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.4 
 9. Clinkscales, Erie B.6.2 
 10. Anderson, Rio.6.1 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.8 
 2. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.4 
 3. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 4. Charlo, Reno B.2.2 
 5. Stinson, Iowa E.2.2 
 6. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 7. Baker, Dakota W.2.0 
 8. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 9. Jerrells, Austin T.1.9 
 10. Jackson, Erie.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.4.1 
 2. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 3. Looby, Albuquerque2.9 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Looby, Rio Grande2.6 
 6. Trybanski, Reno B.2.3 
 7. Jones, Austin T.2.1 
 8. Hardin, Tulsa 66ers2.0 
 9. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.1.8 
 10. Simpson, Los.1.7 


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  EBA   


Standings
EBA Standings
Northern Conference
Empire Div.
 1. Elmira B. 4-0 
 2. New York W. 4-0 
 3. Connecticut S. 2-1 
 4. Hudson V.H. 0-2 
Mid-Atlantic Div.
 1. New Jersey L. 3-0 
 2. Garden St. R. 1-2 
 3. Harrisburg H. 1-3 
 4. Newark P. 0-5 
Southern Conference
Capital Div.
 1. Washington M. 5-1 
 2. Alexandria A. 3-3 
 3. M. All-Stars 2-2 
 4. NoVa H. 1-3 
 5. Beltway B. 0-4 
Dominion Div.
 1. True Hope TB 6-0 
 2. Salem M. 1-2 
 3. Hampton RC 1-3 
 4. Virginia W. 0-5 


First weekend games results - by Gianni Pascucci
The Harrisburg Horizon largely defeated the Hampton Roads Cardinals, 137-86 yesterday night in Harrisburg. In another Sunday afternoon meeting, the Norfolk Tru Hope Trailblazers prevailed over the NoVa Hawks 95-74. Unbeaten Elmira Bulldogs had easily defeated the Hudson Valley Hype on Saturday night, with Haron Hargrave (6'0''-G-84, college: Sacramento St.) leading the way at 30 points, 13 assists and 5 steals. Hargrave is now averaging on the season 24.3 points per game, 10.3 assists per game and 3.3 steals per game.


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  EGYPT   


Super League Standings
Superleague Standings
1-6 place
 1. Sporting 0-0 
 2. Gezira 0-0 
 3. Geish Army 0-0 
 4. Somouha 0-0 
 5. Zamalek 0-0 
 6. Al Ittihad 0-0 
7-12 place
 1. Tanta 0-0 
 2. Ahly 0-0 
 3. Shorta-Police 0-0 
 4. Gasco 0-0 
 5. Masr Ins. 0-0 
 6. Al-Intaj 0-0 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.24.2 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.2 
 3. Reed, Tallinna Kalev18.8 
 4. Kriisa, Rakvere18.1 
 5. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 6. Toome, TTU K.16.9 
 7. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.16.3 
 8. Covington, Tallin.15.9 
 9. Raap, Parnu15.3 
 10. Saage, Rakve.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Kuremaa
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. McGee, Kuremaa10.5 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.3 
 3. Toome, TTU K.9.2 
 4. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.9.1 
 5. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.8.4 
 6. Kriisa, Rakvere8.1 
 7. Erm, Parnu8.0 
 8. Silinskis, Valga Welg8.0 
 9. Winston, Kuremaa7.7 
 10. Tagamets, Valga.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Rakvere
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Kriisa, Rakvere5.2 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.7 
 3. Rannula, Valga Welg3.8 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 5. Leppik, TU/Rock3.4 
 6. Saage, Rakvere3.4 
 7. Winston, Kuremaa3.3 
 8. Raap, Parnu2.5 
 9. Tein, TU/Rock2.4 
 10. Tamm, TTU.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Rakvere
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Saage, Rakvere2.5 
 2. Raap, Parnu2.5 
 3. Covington, Tallin.2.4 
 4. Leppik, TU/Rock2.3 
 5. Veideman, Rakvere2.0 
 6. Kriisa, Rakvere1.9 
 7. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 8. Karner, Parnu1.9 
 9. McGee, Kuremaa1.8 
 10. Erm, Par.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Darius SILINSKIS
  Nevezis
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Silinskis, Valga Welg2.8 
 2. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.2.6 
 3. Toome, TTU K.1.7 
 4. Talts, TU/Rock1.5 
 5. McGee, Kuremaa1.2 
 6. Hallik, Rakvere1.1 
 7. Kitsing, TU/Rock1.0 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock0.9 
 9. Saks, TTU K.0.8 
 10. Viiask, TU/Ro.0.7 


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Tadija Dragicevic joins Lottomatica Roma - by Eurobasket News
Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) chose to continue his career in Italy. The 23-year-old forward that had left Crvena Zvezda several days ago agreed on terms of contract with Lottomatica Roma. Tadija Dragicevic averaged 13.8 points, 2.8 boards and 2.0 assists per EuroCup game this season. The forward also tallied 12.6 points, 4.5 boards and 1.5 assists for Crvena Zvezda in the Adriatic League. Dragicevic used to play for the Serbian U18 and U20 selections. He helped U20 team won the European Championship in Turkey back in 2006.


Marcus Haislip is expected to join Panathinaikos tomorrow - by Eurobasket News
Marcus Haislip (207-F-80, college: Tennessee) is expected to arrive to Athens tomorrow to finalize his deal with Panathinaikos. The 29-year-old forward started the season in the NBA. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds per game for the San Antonio Spurs. Marcus Haislip was released in January and injured-plagued Panathinaikos came up with their proposal. Last season Marcus Haislip spent in Spain. He played for Unicaja Malaga tallying 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per Euroleague game. In ACB Haislip notched 15.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per appearance.


Taquan Dean lands in Vitoria - by Eurobasket News
Taquan Dean (193-G-83, college: Louisville) has signed a one-month deal with Caja Laboral. The 26-year-old guard started the season in Unicaja Malaga. Dean averaged 9.3 points, 1.4 boards and 0.9 steals per game in the ACB. In Euroleague Taquan Dean notched 11.7 points, 2.3 boards and 1.1 assists per appearance. The sides decided to split ways in January. Last season the guard played for Murcia. He averaged 16.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in the Spanish league. Dean also had stints in Italy where he played for Fastweb Casale and Angelico Biella.


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Boakai Lalugba back in Finland - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Top League # 12 Vilpas Vikings, Salo (6-22) is not giving up. While team's third American player F Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Houston) is still on injured list (ankle), Vilpas has called PF-C Boakai Lalugba (199-F/C-81, agency: Court Side, college: Bucknell) (USA-LIB) to join team roster. Lalugba has been in France (JL Bourg, FRA-ProB), where he played 2007-09 and been as reserve this season without a single game. Earlier Lalugba was a big star in Sweden and in Finland (2004-06: Aura Basket and Korihait). Lalugba arrived on Monday and will play his first game (vs Pyrinto, Tampere) this Wednesday at Salo.
Honka, Espoo has replaced Head Coach Gordon Herbert (CAN-FIN) by Finnish Coach Lars Ekstrom (agency: Edge Sports ), 46. Ekstrom started his coaching career 2003 in Lahti and stayed at the end of YMCA Lahti bench four seasons (2003-07). Then followed Tarmo (Porvoo) 2007-december 2008 and Boras Basket, Sweden January-April 2009. Ekstrom started with Honka tonight and the contract is untill the end of this season.


KORISLIIGA: Kataja better in TV-game - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 28: One TV-game this Monday. It was a shooting contest between hosting FoKoPo (Forssa) and visitor Kataja (Joensuu) untill Kataja started to defense
during the second half and FoKoPo was without chances: 74-96 (44-45). Quarters: 22-22, 22-23, 14-29, 16-22. Petri Virtanen (Kataja) knocked down six treys (6/7) during
the first half, but there were finally five Kataja (11-16) players in double digits in the game. FoKoPo (8-20) had 17 turnovers and missing several easy buckets during the 40 minutes.

FoKoPo - Kataja 74-96 (44-45) (Jarno Nissinen 18, Alex Barnett 17/11, Durell Vinson 14/15 - Petri Virtanen 25 (treys 7/14), Jeb Ivey 18, Kristian Clarkson 16).



Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 23-5 
 2. Kouvot 20-7 
 3. ToPo 17-11 
 4. Honka 16-12 
 5. KTP 16-12 
 6. LrNMKY 16-12 
 7. Korihait 14-14 
 8. Namika Lahti 12-16 
 9. Kataja 11-16 
 10. Karhu 8-20 
 11. FoKoPo 8-20 
 12. Salon Vilpas 6-22 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Lapua
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Swanston, Lapua22.6 
 2. Haynes, Lapua22.5 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo22.1 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo20.7 
 5. Leggett, Huima20.7 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia19.9 
 7. Stamper, JKS19.3 
 8. Jallow, JKS19.0 
 9. Ramey, LoKoKo18.0 
 10. Favors, J.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Nash, Lapua13.2 
 2. Towa, Kerava ET13.1 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo12.3 
 4. Leggett, Huima12.3 
 5. Douglas, Ura Basket11.6 
 6. Sampay, Huima11.5 
 7. Jallow, JKS11.2 
 8. Pichon, LoKoKo11.1 
 9. Stamper, JKS10.4 
 10. King, Jyvasky.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zach RAMEY
  LoKoKo
  (191-F/G-81)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Ramey, LoKoKo5.1 
 2. Favors, JKS4.7 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.0 
 4. Coleman, LoKoKo3.1 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo3.1 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.9 
 7. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 8. Riihela, BC Nokia2.5 
 9. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 10. Pekkola, Namika2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ville PEKKOLA
  Namika Lahti
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Pekkola, Namika II3.3 
 2. Nash, Lapua3.2 
 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. Still, Tarmo2.1 
 10. Little, Wart.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Erno JOHANSSON
  Namika II
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Johansson, Namika I.0.8 
 2. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 3. Hassinen, Wartti0.8 
 4. Hale, Tarmo0.7 
 5. Streng, Namika II0.6 
 6. Paivinen, Wartti0.6 
 7. Raami, Honka0.6 
 8. Little, Wartti0.5 
 9. Leggett, Huima0.5 
 10. Pekkola, Namika0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti24.1 
 2. Washington, KTP22.5 
 3. Trotter, ToPo22.4 
 4. Turner, LrNM.20.1 
 5. Lowe, Pyrinto19.9 
 6. Wood, Karhu19.1 
 7. Reid, Korihait18.9 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.18.7 
 9. Golson, Karhu18.7 
 10. Moye, Kouv.18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Wood, Karhu15.2 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.4 
 3. McDade, KTP12.1 
 4. Stamper, LrNM.11.2 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot11.1 
 6. Hamm, Salon Vilpas10.1 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto10.1 
 8. Kotti, Honka9.8 
 9. Rouse, Namika L.9.8 
 10. Smith, Kar.9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Wood, Karhu4.9 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti4.1 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto3.7 
 5. Trotter, ToPo3.6 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.4 
 7. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.1 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.0 
 9. Jarvinen, LrNM.2.8 
 10. Virtanen, Kata.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.2 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.0 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.8 
 4. Golson, Karhu2.4 
 5. Wood, Karhu2.2 
 6. Turner, LrNM.2.0 
 7. Shiloh, Kouvot2.0 
 8. Stamper, LrNM.1.9 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto1.9 
 10. Washington, K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 J''son STAMPER
  LrNMKY
  (200-F/C-85)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Stamper, LrNM.1.1 
 2. Hudson, Korihait0.9 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.9 
 4. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 5. Shiloh, Kouvot0.8 
 6. Clarkson, Kataja0.8 
 7. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 8. Moye, Kouvot0.7 
 9. Lehtoranta, Kataja0.7 
 10. Gibson, Lr.0.6 


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  GERMANY   


ProB Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
SU Medien - TSV Troester 83-71
SU Medien rolled over TSV Troester 83:71 in one of two games on Sunday. Philipp Friedel (185-G-87) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and El Domiaty Jusuf followed him with 15. Land, Zeis Peter and Hoffmann Felix posted 13 points apiece in defeat.

SOBA Dragons - Wolfenbuettel 80-83
SOBA Dragons were upset by Wolfenbuettel 80:83 at the Regular Season Round 17. Lamar Morinia (183-G-81, college: Montana St.-Northern) stepped up with 25 points for the winners and Kemp Martin notched 19. Spraggins Deundrae finished the night with 23 points for the home side.

Rist-Wedel - Dt.Bank SKY II 80-70
Rist-Wedel rolled over Dt.Bank SKY II 80:70 as Stuart Turnbull (188-G-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) top-scored for the winners with 29 points and Huber-Saffer Peter had 14 points and 10 boards. Willemsen Armin chipped in 22 points for the guests.

NBC - Ehingen 75-72
NBC cruised past Ehingen 75:72 as Will Chavis (181-G-81, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Texas Tech) led the way with 28 points and Ceccotti Claudio followed him with 13. Sir Stephen produced 24 points in the losing effot and Raffington Justin added 12.

Speyer - Vechta 83-92
Speyer lost to Vechta 83:92 as the latter got 27 points and 11 rebounds from Joe Buck (201-F-81, agency: Liman Sports, college: USC). Hallgrimson Markus nailed 16 and Grigisas Gintaras notched 15. Campbell Brendan finished the night with 27 points and 11 boards in defeat.



Derek Raivio (TBB Trier) Looking To Dim His Shooter Image And Get The Assists Going - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Derek Raivio (190-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) is a 25 year old 190cm combo guard who is playing his third season in the BEKO BBL and his second season with TBB Trier. He grew up in the northweat in Washington. He played at Gonzaga from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 34 games averaging 18.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 45.3%, 3Pts: 40.9%, FT: 96.1%. He reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2006. He started his professional basketball career in 2007 with the Cologne 99ers averaging 8.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT-3 (91.7%). Last season, he played 33 games averaging 10.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 87.5%. He spoke to eurobasket about the current TBB Trier season.

Do you feel comfortable with all the snow in Germany, you must be used to it from your time in Washington.

Yes, it reminds me of my college days in Gonzaga.

TBB Trier suffered a tough loss to Alba Berlin. You played well for 3 quarters and then you seemed to have run out of gas in the 4th quarter?

We wanted to come out against Berlin and play as a team and get away from playing one on one which we had in the games before. I feel we took them out of their offense, but in the 4th quarter they took us apart and we played one on one again.

Could you have won the game with Copeland?

I think we could have won the game with him. Of course you can always say that when looking back at the game but he would have been an extra option which we did not have. Mladen Pekovic came out big but it was not enough.

Julius Jenkins decided the game in the 4th quarter with his shooting. Was there any way how you could have stopped him and Berlin?

When Jenkins is open, he will usually make a shot. There were other situations where we were not strong on the offensive boards because of McElroy, we were not rotating well and they are a veteran team and they know how to take advantage of when a player is hot.

Before the season, TBB Trier tried to copy EWE Baskets Oldenburg by keeping most of the players of last season in hopes of building on team chemistry. Why does the team have problems with the team chemistry?

That is right, the chemistry is not were it should be. We had a pretty good start but the swine flu hurt us and we got into a tough patch. However, we have been practising well and the Berlin game showed that we can play as a team. We have to take it day by day, continued to work hard and build from there.

I sometimes have the feeling that TBB Trier is missing a player that can really decide a game. I do not want to take anything away from experienced guys like Brian Brown and George Evans or even Chris Copeland, because they can decide games but still a dominating crunch time player is missing.

Yes, you are right, at times I feel that too. The economy hurt. A guy like Norman Richardson last season was a key guy, who was experienced and can make plays, who could have really helped us this season. We have to live with what we have and continue to work hard because we cannot change it.

You are having a solid season so far averaging 12.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 2.2 apg and you are shooting over 40% from the field and from outside. What do you still need to improve this season? Maybe getting your assists up?

Yes, I think I can get my assists up but the game plan changes from game to game and it is not always easy to keep the assists up. I have been talking to coach about getting my assists up and I also need to be more aggressive on the pick and roll and improve on defense.

How does Maksym Shtein make you laugh?

He is a real character. He can tell stories for days. He is always cooking and thinks he is the best cook, he likes to talk about food when he is bored and is always talking about new recipes. Maksym also likes to talk about his travels to Israel.

What was your childhood like?

It was a lot of fun, I had two younger brothers with whom I was very close and a younger sister. We just played basketball all day. My dad played in France, so I also grew up playing soccer.

Who were your NBA idols?

Isaiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, John Stockton and my dad.

What were your nicest memories at Gonzaga?

My nicest memories were beating North Carolina at Madison Square Garden at New York City and loosing to UCLA in the NCAA tournament, a game we should have won but blew.

You are the 2nd best free throw shooter in the history of the NCAA at 92%. Does anything break your concentration? Could Paris Hilton break your concentration if she took her top off?

Paris Hilton could not do that, I am not a big fan of her but maybe Jessica Biel could break my concentration. I do not really think about shooting free throws, it comes naturally to me.

Who is the best player you played against that might be in the NBA?

LeBron James and Deron Williams.

Who would win a one on one? You or Brian Brown?

We never play together but I would take myself to win.

Why is Bobby Fray (famous celebrity chef) your idol?

He is not my idol, I do not know where you got that from, it must be a joke. I do like to cook though. My idol is my father.

Well, my New England Patriots lost, so please do not rub it in but who do you have winning the Superbowl?

Ok, I will not rub it in with your Patriots. I like the Saints, even though I am not following it so much because my Seattle Seahawks did not make it.

What was the last DVD that you saw?

The Blindside.

Thanks, Derek, for the chat, good luck for the rest of the season.

Thanks.



A Farewell Conversation With Qarraan Calhoun - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Qarran Calhoun (203-F-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Houston) is a 23 year old 203cm forward that is playing in Holland for Eclipse Jet Amsterdam. He is originally from Long Branch, New Jersey. He played at Bridgton Academy (Maine) averaging 19.0ppg, 4.0bpg, 3.0apg. He visited three colleges starting with St.John's (NCAA) playing 31 games averaging 5.9ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 41.4%, 3Pts: 30.6%, FT: 63.1%. He then played at Barton County CC (JUCO) playing 31 games averaging 16.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 62.8%. In his junior year, he played at Houston (NCAA) playing 33 games averaging 10.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 46.6%, 3Pts: 35.0%, FT: 59.0%. He skipped his senior year and turned professional and started the 2009-2010 season in Germany with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners getting limited action playing ten games and averaging 1,4ppg and 1,3rpg. He spoke to eurobasket about his departure from The Deutsche Bank Skyliners.

How difficult was it leaving The Deutsche Bank Skyliners?


It was kind of hard, but it was better that I left since I wasnt getting playing time.

As you came to The Deutsche Bank Skyliners last summer, did you ever think that you might have to depart at the Allstar break?

No, that was the last thing I was thinking fthat I would have to leave the team. I thought I would finish the season but you never know what can happen.

You had a very strong pre-season at the Phoenix Cup, then you got injured and could not play the season opener in Trier. Do you think that hurt your rhythm?

No, I do not think it hurt my rhythm. Coach never really thought I was ready to come back. This reaction slowed me down a bit.

Murat Didin often said that you were injured and sick too often. Do you think that was fair from him?

I did not think that was very fair from him because getting sick can happen to any player at any time.

How quickly was the relationship Calhoun Didin broken or did you have a good relationship?

We had a good relationship at first but then suddenly it switched, so it was kind of bipolar.

Did you have any talks with Murat Didin the last weeks about your situation?

We had our last talk in December. After that we had no real conversations anymore. He was talking to my agent and letting him know that I should look for another team.

You did not play against Giessen even though you were fit. Why do you think you did not play?

I really do not know. He probably thought I did not play well in practice or was not ready for the game.

In your last game against Oldenburg, you played very much on account of the sickness to Seth Doliboa. Was the increased playing time a farewell gift from Murat Didin?

I do not know if it was a farewell gift. Before the game I was told that I would play, but it was obvious only because Seth Doliboa was sick.

When did you know that your days in Frankfurt were limited?

The first sign I got was before we came back from New Years.

Even though you were only in Frankfurt for a short time, you must have had some nice memories?

Yes, I had a lot of nice memories. The Tez buzzer beater and the Reese 3 pointer and for some reason I remember the Artland game even though I was not there.

With what Skyliner were you closest?

I talked to all the guys but I was closest with Filmore Beck. He was my guy.

Can the Deutsche Bank Skyliners win the title?

I feel they can win the title if they are focussed and play their game.

Now you are in Amsterdam, how do you like the new city and country?

I like Amsterdam a lot. I have not seen much yet but all is good, basketball team is good, the coach is good but we need some wins.

How was your first game and what is your role on the team?

I am playing 4 but they are trying to switch me to 3. We lost our first game on a buzzer beater. It was kind of a lucky shot. I played ok, had 7 points, 3 blocks and 2 steals. I am here to grab rebounds and help the team win.

Have you checked out Amsterdam yet?

I live close to the city, I have seen people living on house boats but I have not seen much of downtown yet.

You know you have to be careful not to be distracted from the women in the windows in downtown Amsterdam.

I stay away from that, focussing on basketball.

Who is the best player you played against in the BBL?

Rodney Buford.

What was the last DVD you saw?

Coach Carter.

Thanks, Q, for taking some time for your farewell interview from Germany. I wish you all the best and hope you can show your good basketball game in Holland.

Thank you, I also I want thank the Skyliner fans for all the great support in the time I was there.



Jamal Shuler (TBB Trier) Wins 2010 BEKO BBL Allstar Slam Dunk Contest - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jamal Shuler (191-G-86) is a 23 year old 191 cm guard from Jacksonville, North Carolina. He played at Virginia Comonwealth (NCAA) from 2004 to 2008. His best season was hiss enior year as he played 32 games averaging 15.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3Pts: 41.3%, FT: 79.8%. He was CAAC Regular Season Champion in 2007 and 2008 and CAAC Tournament Winner in 2007. In 2008-2009, he turned professional and went to Germany to play for TBB Trier. As a rookie he played 34 games averaging 9.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 72.6%. He scored in double figures 14 times and his best game was against The Walter Tigers Tuebingen as he scored 29 points. He spoke to eurobasket after winning the 2010 BEKO BBL Slam Dunk Contest.

We all know Lebron James as the king so can we call you now King slam dunk Schuler?lol

lol no please dont call me that, I just had a good game plan and I guess thats why I won the dunk contest. I think all the other contest can jump way higher than me anyway.

How sweet is winning this especially since you came for Bryce Taylor.

It was sweet, because it was something I wanted to do last year but I turned it down to play a friendly game with my team and I told myself I would never pass up that opportunity again and it worked out for me.

Congrats on winning the slam dunk contest. Was there any doubt in your mind before going in that you would win it?

I never knew I would win like that with all perfect scores all I wanted to do was make my dunks and get the crowd invovled.

Do you think that the fans and other dunkers might have underestimated you with your dunking ability?

Well I dont really get a lot of dunks during the games so if they did I can see why they would've underestimate me but its all good.

Was it your idea or from Derek Raivio about using the head and foot to help you dunk?

We both came up with it at the last minute, I asked him could he do it and he said he could try it and it worked for us.

What was your impression of the other dunkers?

I enjoyed the other dunkers, everybody showed the crowd something and had the building going crazy.

After Quantez Robertson made that last dunk, did you feel a lot of pressure to make the last dunk?

Quantez dunk was sick, I had two dunks planned for the last one and didnt really know which one to, do but after Quantez did that dunk I knew I had to do the soccer kick with Derek to keep the crowd on my side but his dunk was the best of the competition.

How sweet was the feeling after making the last dunk and seeing the whole arena erupt and jumping up? I think you were in another world?


It was a great feeling. running around the gym and everyone jumping up and cheering, I cant even describe the feeling I felt when I was slapping fives with the fans. it was crazy.

Will this trophy get a special place at home?

I always give my trophies to my dad so he'll have a special place for it somewhere in his home.

Will you at least buy Derek Raivio some dinner for his friendly support?

Yes I have to take Derek, chris copeland and George Evans out to eat for helping me when the contest, it was a team effort.

Do you think that this slam dunk victory may have transformed some extra energy into the bodies of you, Derek Raivio and George Evans to give to the team in the second half for further success?

I hope so, its something positive we can build on and we'll see if it carries over to our games for the rest of the season.

Besides Aggi, what other mascot costume did you like the best?
The Artland Dragon was pretty cool.



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Marcus Haislip is expected to join Panathinaikos tomorrow - by Eurobasket News
Marcus Haislip (207-F-80, college: Tennessee) is expected to arrive to Athens tomorrow to finalize his deal with Panathinaikos. The 29-year-old forward started the season in the NBA. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds per game for the San Antonio Spurs. Marcus Haislip was released in January and injured-plagued Panathinaikos came up with their proposal. Last season Marcus Haislip spent in Spain. He played for Unicaja Malaga tallying 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per Euroleague game. In ACB Haislip notched 15.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per appearance.


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Other LPB 2010 league news - by Gianni Pascucci
Last week, all the Guatemalan LPB clubs held a meeting with the league officials, and the updatings we can supply are as follows:
The 2010 season wll start on February 21, the deadline for registering teams is today, January 25.
The players registering deadline is February 18
Three new teams showed interest in joining the league, the new edition of LBP should be made of eight teams, Club de Baloncesto Lanco Elite Sport, DTeam Guatemala, Compusys, Le Mans, Colegio La Prepratoria, USAC, Millonarios and Australian Milk.
The league officials agreed to run a computerized stats program that will also able to produce live on internet each LPB game on the official website,
www.lpb-guate.com



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Eredivisie: Round 19 review - by Eurobasket News
Rotterdam - Eiff.Towers 56-70
Expected win by Eiffel Towers, who jumped to 14-5. Dean Oliver (180-G-78, college: Iowa) led the team from Den Bosch with 19 points. Anthony Richardson (201-F-83, agency: 540 Sports, college: Florida St.) added 17 points and 6 rebounds. Jeremy Ormskerk (190-G-82) scored 14 pts and Patrick Hilliman (206-F/C-82, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: High Point) had 12 pts, plus 11 rebounds for Rotterdam (2-19).

Landstede - DeFriesland 55-85
DeFriesland cruised past Landstede in style improving its score in Eredivisie to 10-11. Craig Moore (191-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Northwestern) and Jayme Miller (205-F-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) led the winners with 14 and 13 points respectively. The hosts (3-17) got 16 points from Jesper Jobse (203-C/F-84)

ZZ Leiden - Upstairs Weert 96-84
14-7 for ZZ Leiden and 7-14 for Weert after this game. Ronny LeMelle (196-G-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Auburn) (8 rebounds), Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.) and Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: S.Indiana) (8 as) combined 58 points in victory. Elijah Palmer (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Duquesne) had 20 points in defeat.

EclipseJet - Giants 69-71
17th victory of the season for World Class Aviation Academy Giants, whose leading player in this game was Daniel Faris (206-F-87, agency: Warren Sports International, college: N.Mexico) with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Jesse Kimbrough (183-G-82, college: Jacksonville) was the second scorer in victory with 12 pts. In Amsterdam (6-13), Robert Krabbendam (213-C-86, agency: Court Side, college: Virginia Tech) had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 20
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.20.0 
 2. Gibson, ZZ Leiden18.8 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden18.3 
 4. Thomas, M.Magix16.9 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.15.9 
 6. Hendley, Landstede14.6 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden14.6 
 8. Mason, EclipseJet14.5 
 9. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden14.1 
 10. Haryasz, GasTer.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.9 
 2. Ellis, GasTerra F.9.4 
 3. Palmer, Upstairs.9.0 
 4. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.8.4 
 5. Nelson, Upstairs.8.4 
 6. McGhee, ZZ Leiden8.4 
 7. Griffin, Giants8.1 
 8. Haryasz, GasTerra.8.0 
 9. Monroe, DeFriesl.7.8 
 10. Boxley, ZZ Leid.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.1 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers5.6 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.8 
 4. Porter, Upstairs.4.7 
 5. Defares, Giants4.6 
 6. Bostain, GasTerra.4.2 
 7. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.2 
 8. Gibson, ZZ Leiden4.1 
 9. Slagter, Giants4.1 
 10. Moore, DeFriesla.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Thomas, M.Magix3.4 
 2. Bostain, GasTerra.3.0 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.9 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.7 
 5. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.6 
 6. de Randamie, Eclip.2.6 
 7. Flowers, M.Magix2.4 
 8. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.3 
 9. Mason, EclipseJet2.2 
 10. Kimbrough, Gian.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hughes, M.Magix2.3 
 2. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.6 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.5 
 4. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 5. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.1 
 6. Townes, GasTerra.1.1 
 7. Porter, Upstairs.0.9 
 8. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden0.9 
 9. Faris, Giants0.8 
 10. Williams, Landste.0.8 


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 11-1 
 2. MSV 10-3 
 3. Amsterdam 2 9-3 
 4. Red Giants 8-4 
 5. Groene 6-5 
 6. Leiden 2 6-6 
 7. Goba 6-7 
 8. Hoofddorp 6-7 
 9. Punch 5-7 
 10. BV Rooi 5-8 
 11. Landstede 2 2-9 
 12. Akrides 2-10 
 13. High Five 2-10 


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Doyne, Marso-Vagep21.6 
 3. Brooks, Soproni21.3 
 4. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 5. Huckaby, Salgotar.21.3 
 6. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 7. Watson, ZTE K.20.8 
 8. Rice, Szolnok20.4 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep18.5 
 10. Scott, Korme.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmanne BARRO
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Barro, Szolnok11.2 
 2. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 5. Knight, Soproni8.0 
 6. Scott, Kormend8.0 
 7. Wilson, ZTE K.7.5 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 9. Vavra, Salgotarjani7.1 
 10. Dale, Kecskeme.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Kalman, Falco7.6 
 2. Simon, Albacomp6.3 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok6.1 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.7 
 5. Savic, Debreceni5.2 
 6. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 7. Thomas, Kormend4.8 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 9. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 10. Fodor, Szoln.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.6 
 2. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok2.9 
 4. Watson, ZTE K.2.7 
 5. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 6. Toya, Albacomp2.6 
 7. Doyne, Marso-Vagep2.6 
 8. Lee, Albacomp2.5 
 9. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.5 
 10. LaGrange, Dombov.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep2.1 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.6 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.5 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.3 
 5. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.2 
 6. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 7. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 9. Horvath, Falco1.0 
 10. Banks, Albaco.1.0 


A Division, Round 15 review: ZTE keeps the perfect score - by Eurobasket News
Atomeromu - Debreceni 79-73
Atomeromu was better than Debreceni 79-73 registering 11th victory of the season. Robert Gulyas (213-C-74) was the leading scorer in Atomeromu with 15 points. Three players followed him with 12 points each. Debreceni (1-14) got 19 points and 8 rebounds from Ferenc Boldizsar (201-C/F-77, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services).


Szolnok - Dombovar 101-77
The second ranked Szolnok (11-4) had Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL) in a game mood with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Thomas Kelley (188-G-77, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Michigan St.) also had very important role netting 21 pts. Jerome LaGrange (192-G-78, college: Livingstone) collected 20 pts, 5 rebs and 8 assists for Dombovar (7-8).

ZTE KK - Kormend 61-58
ZTE escaped with 61-58 home win against Kormend remaining the only unbeaten team after 15 rounds in Hungarian top division. Kyle Wilson (206-F-83, college: Wichita St.) shined for ZTE with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Mikalai Aliakseyeu (212-C-78, agency: High Post Agency, college: Buffalo) delivered 21 pts for Kormend (9-6).

Dombovar - Debreceni 87-68
Attila Deak (193-F-77) was the leading scorer in this victory with 25 points. He made 6 of 8 attempts from behind the arc, and all of that in just 18 minutes. Tory Walker (203-F-79, college: New Orleans) had 20 points and 8 rebounds. In defeat, Salih Nuhanovic (210-C-82) had 22 pts and 7 rebs.

Kaposvari - Atomeromu 95-93
Kaposvari grabbed thriller win against Atomeromu, getting 20 points from David Vojvoda (191-G/F-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services). Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81, agency: Court Side) added one point less. In Atomeromu, Michael English (194-F/G-82, college: UMKC) had 21 pts.

Salgotarjani - Kaposvari 67-79
Kaposvari cruised past the last ranked Salgotarjani, improving to 8-8 score. David Vojvoda was totally the best player in this victory draining 28 points. He made 8 of 10 attempts from behind the arc. The hosts got 17 points and 8 boards from Tamas Hartvich (199-F-74).

Falco - Kecskemeti 77-71
Falco outplayed Kecskemeti and both teams have 8-7 score now in Hungarian top division. Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Mississippi St.) stepped up for the hosts with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Anthony Dale (197-G/F-84, college: S.Illinois) replied with 22 points and 7 boards in loss.

Albacomp - Soproni 92-74
Albacomp grabbed important home win against Soproni joining it with 8-7 score. Michael Lee (206-F-86) shined in victory with 27 points and 9 rebounds, and George Banks (202-F/C-72, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: UTEP) added 22 points and 11 boards. Soproni got 29 points and 9 rebs from Matthew Knight (204-F/C-85, college: Loyola Marymount).

PVSK Pannon - Marso-Vagep 87-93
The team of NYKK just won the second game in a row and keeps its chances to get into the playoffs. The guests were already up by 15 points in the first half lead by american guard Donte Gennie (185-G-83, college: Georgia Southern), who scored 18 points in the first 20 minutes. The home team just found the rhythm in the second half and tied it just a couple of minutes before the end, but it was not enough against Jara Doyne (193-G/F-84, college: Mississippi) who just scored very important baskets in the last minutes of the game. The american guard scored 30 points, collected 9 fouls against, 4 steals, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Donte Gennie finished with 23 points and 6 fouls against. Rashaan Ames added 24 points and 5 assists in defeat. *by Tamas Deri



Eddy Barlow signed with Salgotarjan - by Tamas Deri
Eddy Barlow (185-G-81, college: Sam Houston St.) might be the new point guard of the newcomer team of our first division! The 185 cm tall playmaker arrived some days ago to our country and will spend his tryout period until this weekend - after that he can stay until the end of the season if both parties fill in their expectations. Barlow finished his college carreer in 2003 and started his professional carreer in the USA. In 2004-05 he played 25 games for Wrzburg in the first division of Germany and helped his team with 13.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg, 1.4spg, 2.6bpg. He spent three seasons in the CBA, USBL and Mexico before coming to Europe. In the season 2007-08 he played for BC Odesse in Ukraine: Ukrainian Superleague: 22 games: 11.0ppg, 3.5rpg, Assists-3 (3.9apg), 1.6spg, 2FGP: 36.0%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 63.0%; FIBA EuroCup: 2 games: 22.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 70%, 3FGP: 38.9%, FT: 83.3%. He spent the last season with InterCollege Etha Engomis in Cyprus. In November 2009 he signed with Ramat Gan in Israel as a replacement player and averaged 9.2 points and 2.8 assists in five games.


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Cleveland ABA Travel Team loses tough game to Detroit Hoops in Debut 106-112!!! - by Lucius Jones
The Cleveland ABA Travel Team lost a highly contested battle to the Detroit Hoops 106-112 in Detroit last night. The score was tied after the first and second periods, but a 16-2 run by Detroit proved to be just enough of a margin to secure the victory as Cleveland's travel team clawed back bit by bit throughout the second half. The primary culprit to the loss for Cleveland may have been their 22-37FT shooting total.

Detroit was led by probable ABA All Star, Allen White (6'3''-G-84, college: Huntingdon) who not only scored 22points but played a virtually flawless floor game and also contributed on the boards as well.

Cleveland's ABA Travel Team was led by 2-Time NCAA All American Chris Commons (6'9''-F-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: S.Carol.-Aiken) and IBL All Time Great/ Iran top performer Mike Brownlee (6'2''-G-75, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Charleston). Chris Commons (6'9''-F-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: S.Carol.-Aiken) led the team with 31points and double-digit rebounds as well. Mike Brownlee (6'2''-G-75, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Charleston) scored 17points and also ended up with double figure assists too.

Some other quality performances came from TeJay Anderson (6'5''-F-81, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Youngstown St.) who ended with 15ponts, Morgan Lewis (6'4''-F-87, college: Findlay (OH)) and his 11points, Leroy Mack (6'4''-G/F-81, college: Columbus St. CC) who scored 10points, and Shaun Ballard (7pts) and Dave DeHart (3pts) also played solid minutes.


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Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan26.5 
 2. Dabney, Hamar25.9 
 3. Valdimarsson, Ham.24.1 
 4. Smith, Fjolnir23.2 
 5. Flake, Grindavik22.0 
 6. Zdravevski, Stjar.22.0 
 7. Caird, FSU21.1 
 8. Burton, Snaefell20.6 
 9. Inge, KR20.5 
 10. Baeringsson, Snaefe.20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell14.9 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir12.1 
 3. Clark, Keflavik10.8 
 4. Helgason, Stjarnan10.4 
 5. Stefansson, UMFN9.5 
 6. Daanish, Tindastoll9.4 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.9.4 
 8. Caldwell, Breidablik9.4 
 9. Caird, FSU9.3 
 10. Davis, Breidabl.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sean BURTON
  Snaefell
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Burton, Snaefell7.7 
 2. Steinarsson, Fjolnir7.4 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan6.1 
 4. Jonsson, Grindavik6.0 
 5. Inge, KR5.4 
 6. Giovacchini, Tinda.4.9 
 7. Dabney, Hamar4.8 
 8. Gunnarsson, UMFN4.5 
 9. Schmidt, Breidablik4.3 
 10. Palsson, Ham.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  KR
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Inge, KR3.5 
 2. Birmingham, Grindavik3.0 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan2.8 
 4. Dabney, Hamar2.4 
 5. Clark, Keflavik2.3 
 6. Baeringsson, Snaefell2.2 
 7. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.2 
 8. Palsson, Hamar2.2 
 9. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.1 
 10. Baker, F.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Fjolnir
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.2 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.1.9 
 3. Clark, Keflavik1.6 
 4. Stefansson, UMFN1.6 
 5. Magnusson, KR1.5 
 6. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.4 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.4 
 8. Daanish, Tindastoll1.4 
 9. Inge, KR1.3 
 10. Hafsteinsson, Kef.1.2 


Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. UMFN 11-2 
 2. KR 11-2 
 3. Keflavik 11-3 
 4. Snaefell 10-4 
 5. Stjarnan 10-4 
 6. Grindavik 8-5 
 7. Hamar 6-8 
 8. IR 5-9 
 9. Tindastoll 4-9 
 10. Fjolnir 3-11 
 11. Breidablik 2-11 
 12. FSU 0-13 


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Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 9-4 
 2. Belfast Star 7-5 
 3. DCU Saints 6-5 
 4. UCD Marian 3-8 
 5. Ulster Elks 2-9 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 12-1 
 2. UCC Demons 7-4 
 3. Neptune 7-4 
 4. Moycullen 3-9 
 5. Hoops 2-9 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Juwann JAMES
  Neptune
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 36
 1. James, Neptune36.0 
 2. Aaron, Hoops26.4 
 3. Turner, Killester25.7 
 4. Robbins, UL Eagles24.5 
 5. Fritsch, Moycullen23.8 
 6. Perre, Belfast Star23.0 
 7. Johnson, UCC D.22.3 
 8. Cummins, Ulster Elks19.1 
 9. Foley, Ulster Elks19.1 
 10. Taylor, Hoo.18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Carlton AARON
  Hoops
  (206-C-79)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Aaron, Hoops17.9 
 2. Johnson, UCC D.14.3 
 3. Robbins, UL Eagles13.8 
 4. James, Neptune12.9 
 5. Perre, Belfast Star11.8 
 6. Neal, Ulster Elks11.8 
 7. Turner, Killester11.5 
 8. Trimmer, DCU S.11.0 
 9. Foley, Ulster Elks8.9 
 10. Fritsch, Moycull.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UL Eagles
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Kinevane, UL Eagles8.4 
 2. Drumm, Ulster Elks4.6 
 3. Coughlin, UCC D.4.2 
 4. Turner, Killester4.2 
 5. Cummins, Ulster Elks4.1 
 6. McCrone, UCD M.4.0 
 7. Donnelly, DCU S.3.9 
 8. Noonan, Neptune3.6 
 9. Walsh, Neptune3.3 
 10. Neal, Ulster El.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  Killester
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Turner, Killester3.4 
 2. Nihill, Moycullen3.1 
 3. James, Neptune3.0 
 4. Kelly, Killester2.8 
 5. Perre, Belfast Star2.6 
 6. Summersgill, Belfas.2.5 
 7. Loughnane, Moycu.2.5 
 8. Murphy, UCC Demons2.4 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.2.3 
 10. Kurcenkovas, Moy.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate FRITSCH
  Moycullen
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fritsch, Moycullen2.7 
 2. Trimmer, DCU S.2.1 
 3. James, Neptune2.1 
 4. Neal, Ulster Elks2.0 
 5. Bennett, Neptune1.7 
 6. Johnson, UCC D.1.6 
 7. Baynes, UCD Marian1.4 
 8. Perre, Belfast Star1.2 
 9. Turner, Killester1.1 
 10. Robbins, UL Eagl.1.0 


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


Premier L. Round: 11 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Hap.Jerusalem - Macc.Haifa 82-81
Hapoel Jerusalem needed to beat Maccabi Haifa 82:81 to tie both records at 8-3. Yogev Ohayon (189-G-87, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Thompson Dijon produced 19. Kozikaro Ido finished the night with 23 points in defeat and Rich Jason notched 18.

Ironi Ramat G. - Hapoel Holon 85-78
Ironi Ramat cruised past Hapoel Holon 85:78 at the end of the Regular Season Round 11. John Sharper (186-G-84, college: San Diego St.) top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while three players added 16 each. Mitchell Dwayne answered with 20 points in the losing case.

Ironi Ashkelon - Macc.Rishon LZ 82-84
Ironi Ashkelon lost to Maccabi Rishon LZ 82:84 as the latter got 24 points from Dalron Johnson (206-F-81, college: UNLV). O'Bannon Larry nailed 17, while Ben-Chimol Avi and McGhee Aaron posted 14 each. Roth Moran ended up with 19 points in the losing effort.

Ironi Nahariya - Bnei Hasharon 82-75
Ironi Nahariya jumped to 3-8 reord beating Bnei Hasharon 82:75. LaMarr Greer (196-G-76, agency: Buck Andre, college: Florida St.) stepped up with 23 points for the winners and Shaashoua Oded added 17. Onyekwe Ugonna responded with 26 points in the losing effort.

Hapoel Afula - Galil Gilboa 83-107
Hapoel Afula lost to Galil Gilboa 83:107 as the latter got 23 points and 8 assists from Jeremy Pargo (188-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga). Kadir Elishay notched 19 and Randle Brian poured in 17 points. Christmas Dionte chipped in 20 points in the losing case.

Netanya - Maccabi T-A 113-104
Netanya handed Maccabi T-A their first loss in the League. The winners were too good to take 113:104 as the league-leaders fell at 10-1. Tony Washam (198-F/G-82, college: St.Vincent) poured in 34 points for the winners, while Pinnock Danilo and Killingsworth Marco chipped in 26 points apiece. Wisniewski Andrew responded with 26 points for the team from Tel Aviv.



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Ryan Richards loaned to BC Monthey - by Darryl Reshaw
Ryan Richards (212-F-91) was loaned to BBC Monthey last week from C.B. Gran Canaria 2014 from Spain.
The NBA future prospect exploded in his second game against Boncourt on Saturday with a 20 point and 11 rebound performance as Monthey won 79-73.
Ryan had been at C.B. Gran Canaria 2014 all season practicing with the ACB team and he played in a few EBA games.
Initially the club was waiting for one of their imports to get their Spanish passport which would have open playing opportunities for Richards.
However C.B. Gran Canaria 2014 knew Richards needed ample playing time against quality competition and opted to loan him to the Swiss League.
BBC Monthey is very excited to have this talented 18 year old prospect on their roster.
The Swiss League features an unrestricted amount of import players and BBC Monthey needed to beef up their roster to compete with the other Swiss Clubs who have 5-6 foreign players on their rosters.
Ryan is a very versatile 7 footer who can play three positions and score either on the inside or outside.
Several NBA scouts will be visiting Switzerland this month to see the youngest player ever to play in the Nike Hoop Summit at 15 years old in 2007.



Tadija Dragicevic joins Lottomatica Roma - by Eurobasket News
Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) chose to continue his career in Italy. The 23-year-old forward that had left Crvena Zvezda several days ago agreed on terms of contract with Lottomatica Roma. Tadija Dragicevic averaged 13.8 points, 2.8 boards and 2.0 assists per EuroCup game this season. The forward also tallied 12.6 points, 4.5 boards and 1.5 assists for Crvena Zvezda in the Adriatic League. Dragicevic used to play for the Serbian U18 and U20 selections. He helped U20 team won the European Championship in Turkey back in 2006.


A Dilettanti Weekend Results - by Armando Caporaso
Group A

In the Round 19 Fortitudo confirms the first place in standing with a great victory against Castelletto for 110-91! For the visitors 22 points of Emanuele Rotondo (196-G/F-75) and 12 points, with 6 assist, of Luca Conte (193-G-80, agency: Interperformances). For Bologna 5 players between 16 and 19 points, particularly: Davide Lamma (192-G-76, agency: Players Group) (18 points) that adds 3 steals and 7 assist, Silvio Gigena (200-F-75) that signs 18 points with 11 rebounds and Alessandro Cittadini (207-C/F-79), that closes with 19 points and 7/7 at shoot! Forli' exceeds Riva (73-57 the final) and maintains the second place after the Fortitudo, only two points behind. Best scorer is Stefano Masciadri (200-F-89) with 17 points, helped by Claudio Tommasini (190-G-91), starts by bench, with 12 points and 7 steals. Dario Scodavolpe (193-G/F-83) is too alone with 15 points for the defeated. Ozzano wins on the court of Jesolo (0-17 the record!) for 88-78 thanks the performances of: Roberto Prandin (188-G-86), that closes with 28 points, and Alex Ranuzzi (195-F-86), with 22 points. Good job for Riccardo Perego (203-F/C-81) that signs 14 points and catch 6 rebounds. For Jesolo 21 points of Massimo Guerra (192-G-69), 10 points, with 11 rebounds of Andrea Cagnin (205-C-75) and fantastic, but useless, triple-double of Alessio Carniato (198-F-78): 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 fouls suffered. Nicola Minessi (195-G/F-74) leads Treviglio at the victory at Brescia with 24 points and 8/11 at shoot. In the 70-76 final good performance of Bernardo Musso (193-G-86) (19 points) and Massimo Rezzano (204-F/C-82), that sign 16 points and catch 8 rebounds (4 offensive). In the other matches:

Edilcost Osimo - Acegas Trieste 69-59 (M.Benfatto 19 pts, A.Gennari 13 reb, A.Vitale 4 stl)
Siram Fidenza - Tezenis Verona 66-76 (F.Dri 22 pts, L.Gandini 13 reb & 4 blk, D.Bonacini 6 stl)
Agricola Montecatini - Bitumcalor Trento 65-66 (D.Parente 20 pts, M.Carrizo 9 reb, D.Parente 7 ass)

Group B

After 17 matches Ostuni reaches Barcellona at the first place with 26 points. Sigma falls at Perugia (82-66) against the Liomatic. Not enough the 16 points of Ryan Bucci (192-G/F-81, college: C.W. Post) because for the winners Andrea Raschi (200-G/F-79, agency: Interperformances) signs 25 points with 13/14 at free throw, 6 steals and 7 rebounds. 22 points with 8/12 at shoot of Davide Poltroneri (195-G/F-85). Ostuni exceeds Ruvo for 69-62 thanks the double-double of Domenico Morena (210-F/C-70) (17 points and 12 rebounds) and at the good match of Francesco Amoroso (202-F-78), that closes with 11 points and 8 rebounds. For the losers 18 points of Simone Bonfiglio (181-G-88) and 17 points, with 5 steals, for Giancarlo Palombita (188-G-79). Molfetta wins at Agrigento for 84-81 and leaves the last place in standing. Very excellent match for Andrea Malamov (196-G-83) with 28 points and 9/13 at shoot. For Agrigento 19 points of Michele Giovanatto (202-F-81, agency: Interperformances) and 20 points of John Pennisi (209-C-78). Siena exceeds S.Antimo for 89-79 and reaches the third place with other 5 teams. 24 points of Daniele Casadei (199-F/G-81) with 11 rebounds but 7 turnovers, 16 for Marco Portannese (194-G/F-89, agency: Players Group) with 10 assist. For the visitors 21 points of Mike Gizzi (196-G/F-75, college: La Salle), 18 points with 11 rebounds of Simone Gatti (201-F-82) and 15 points, with 9 fouls suffered, of Carlo Cantone (187-G-85). The other results:

Mazzeo S.Severo - FMC Ferentino 69-66 (G.Rugolo 24 pts, D.Zivic 8 reb, R.Fossati 7ass)
Solsonica Palestrina - Publisys Potenza 60-47 (G.Antrops 19 pts, S.Laudoni 9 reb, F.Gagliardo 3 blk)

Bawer Matera - Basket Trapani 57-69 (M.Evangelisti 25 pts, F.Longobardi 13 reb, F.Gilardi 6 stl)


Serie A, Top Players of Week 15 - by Stefano Pini
MVP of the week
Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, college: Pennsylvania) Lottomatica Roma, 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals
Great reaction for Roma and great reaction for Ibby. He started in shooting guard position and was free to hit for the whole game. Luca Vitali (201-G-86), for size and abilities, seems the perfect player to divide the backcourt with him. But we're not sure that his bad moment was only a question of position (pointguard - shootinguard). In these seasons at Roma he seemed windsurf-player. He rides the wave when the system works, shining like yesterday. But he usually sinks with the rest of the team in the bad days...

Best Italian Player
Stefano Mancinelli (203-F-83) Armani Jeans Milano, 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
Against Benetton we appreciated once the again his ability to pass the ball.
Thinking to the past, Benetton Treviso had Marcelo Nicola (207-C/F-71), very skill to pass the ball in position number 4.
Montepaschi Siena has Shaun Stonerook (203-F/C-77, college: Ohio), another great passer.
Mancio, in the next future, could have this key-role for Milano in the future.

Best Euro Player
Yohann Sangare (193-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) Carife Ferrara 16 points 3 steals 3 assists
He scored 6 points in a row to open the 4th quarter against Biella.
Ferrara will give battle to avoid the relegation. We'll have fun in the 2nd round. Thanks also to serious professional player like the french pointguard

Honorable Mention
Randolph Childress (190-G-72, college: Wake Forest) Cimberio Varese 23 points, 7 assists
Mike Hall (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) Armani Jeans Milano 20 points 8 offensive rebounds
Andre Hutson (202-F-79, college: Michigan St.) Lottomatica Roma 16 points 10 rebounds
Marques Green (170-G-82, college: St.Bonaventure) Scavolini Pesaro 13 points 4 rebounds 7 assists
Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier) Montepaschi Siena 23 points 8/11 from the court


Standings - B1
A dilettanti Standings
Group A
 1. Fortitudo BO 16-2 
 2. Forli 15-3 
 3. Ozzano 15-3 
 4. Brescia 11-6 
 5. Trento 11-7 
 6. Treviglio 10-8 
 7. Omegna 9-8 
 8. Tezenis Verona 9-9 
 9. Montecatini 7-10 
 10. Castelletto 7-11 
 11. Osimo 7-11 
 12. Fidenza 6-12 
 13. Trieste 5-13 
 14. Riva del Garda 5-13 
 15. Jesolo S.Dona 0-17 
Group B
 1. Barcellona 13-4 
 2. Ostuni 13-4 
 3. Ferentino 10-7 
 4. San Severo 10-7 
 5. Comsum.it SI 10-7 
 6. Perugia 10-7 
 7. Palestrina 10-7 
 8. Trapani 10-7 
 9. S.Antimo 8-9 
 10. Ruvo 7-10 
 11. Matera 7-10 
 12. Agrigento 6-11 
 13. Molfetta 3-14 
 14. Potenza 2-15 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Neal, Benetton TV19.6 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE19.3 
 3. Aradori, Angelico.17.6 
 4. Brown, Air AV17.0 
 5. Jackson, Carife FE16.1 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.8 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta15.5 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.3 
 9. Williams, Scavolin.15.1 
 10. Smith, Angelico14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Sigma Coat.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.4 
 2. Wallace, Benetton.8.9 
 3. Williams, Scavolin.8.5 
 4. Jones, Pepsi C.8.3 
 5. Troutman, Air AV8.1 
 6. Pasco, Angelico BI7.4 
 7. Ivanov, Sigma C.7.2 
 8. Traylor, Martos N.6.7 
 9. Szewczyk, Air AV6.7 
 10. Brown, Vanoli6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Brown, Air AV5.0 
 2. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.5 
 3. Green, Scavolini PS4.5 
 4. McIntyre, Montepas.4.2 
 5. Smith, Angelico BI4.2 
 6. Finley, Armani MI4.1 
 7. Childress, Cimberio.3.8 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.7 
 9. Collins, CS Bologna3.6 
 10. Kus, Benetton3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.5 
 2. Troutman, Air AV3.1 
 3. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.0 
 4. Rowland, Vanoli CR2.9 
 5. Hawkins, Montepas.2.7 
 6. Jeffers, NGC Cantu2.7 
 7. Grundy, Carife FE2.4 
 8. Vinicius, Sigma Coat.2.4 
 9. Di Bella, Pepsi C.2.3 
 10. Brunner, Sigma.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CROSARIOL
  Lottomatica
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 2. Pasco, Angelico BI1.0 
 3. Eze, Montepaschi1.0 
 4. Lavrinovic, Montepas.1.0 
 5. Gigli, Lottomatica1.0 
 6. Nnamaka, Carife FE1.0 
 7. Cusin, Vanoli CR0.9 
 8. Traylor, Martos N.0.9 
 9. Maggioli, CS Bo.0.9 
 10. Nicevic, Benett.0.9 


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. Goss, Scafati .21.6 
 3. Whiting, Aget IM21.4 
 4. Crispin, Enel B.20.0 
 5. Kemp, Banco Sard.19.4 
 6. Slay, Carmatic PT19.2 
 7. Rowe, Banco Sard.19.1 
 8. Skinn, Carmatic PT18.2 
 9. Hines, Prima Veroli18.2 
 10. Boyette, Miro.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare13.4 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.4 
 4. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.9 
 5. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.8.8 
 6. Hines, Prima Veroli8.6 
 7. Chiacig, Scafati .8.4 
 8. Brkic, Snaidero UD8.1 
 9. Thomas, Enel Brindisi7.7 
 10. Vanuzzo, Banco.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.9 
 2. Brown, Snaidero UD4.4 
 3. Hatten, UCC C.4.4 
 4. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.2 
 5. Garris, Umana R.3.4 
 6. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 7. Slay, Carmatic PT3.3 
 8. Scarone, Riviera .3.3 
 9. Crispin, Enel B.3.2 
 10. Draper, Prima Vero.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  UCC Casalpus.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Hatten, UCC C.3.5 
 2. Hines, Prima Veroli3.4 
 3. Goss, Scafati .3.4 
 4. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.1 
 5. Skinn, Carmatic PT2.9 
 6. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 7. Boyette, Miro R.2.9 
 8. Draper, Prima Veroli2.8 
 9. DeVecchi, Banco S.2.8 
 10. Rowe, Banco Sa.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Troy OSTLER
  UCC Casalpus.
  (209-F-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ostler, UCC C.2.2 
 2. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 3. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.1.9 
 4. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.7 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli1.6 
 6. Hubalek, Banco S.1.1 
 7. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.0 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 9. Brkic, Snaidero UD0.9 
 10. Melli, Trenkwald.0.9 


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  JAMAICA   


Louisville ends slump with victory over Cincinnati - by Leonard Whyte
Louisville, KY (01-25-2010): University of Louisville said goodbye to a three-game losing streak yesterday afternoon when it got contributions from a host of players in a 68-60 win over University of Cincinnati in a Big East Conference face-off. Center Samardo Samuels controlled the paint on his way to 14 points and five rebounds as Louisville (13-7, 4-3 Big East) recovered from a slow start to take a 33-30 halftime lead. The Cardinals, who never trailed in the second half, hit 4-of-8 three-pointers and 9-of-11 free throws to seal the victory. Louisville next faces 11th-ranked University of West Virginia on Saturday at noon in a game to be broadcasted live on ESPN.

Rutgers outclassed by Georgetown - by Leonard Whyte
Washington, D.C. (01-25-2010): Rutgers University fell to 0-7 in the Big East Conference after losing 88-63 by to 12th-ranked Georgetown University on Saturday afternoon in the nations capital. National player Mike Coburn added 10 points but Rutgers proved to be no match for one of the elite teams in the conference. Georgetown closed out the first half on a 7-0 run to take a 17-point lead then blew the game open in the early minutes of the second half. Rutgers fell to 9-10 overall and will play back-to-back road games when it travels to Milwaukee to face Marquette University tomorrow beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcasted live on ESPNU.

Cedarville scores much-needed road victory at Roberts Wesleyan - by Leonard Whyte
Rochester, NY (01-25-2010): Cedarville University, behind game highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds from captain Ricardo Alliman, held off Roberts Wesleyan College 74-70 last night to capture a key road victory at Roberts Wesleyan College in a crucial American Mideast Conference (AMC) clash. After an early 19-10 lead, Cedarville (12-7, 4-2 AMC) found itself trailing 40-34 at the break but with 1:40 left in the contest Alliman grabbed an offensive rebound and powered it back up to give the winners the lead for good. Cedarville then closed out the game by sinking four free crucial throws in the final 20 seconds. Cedarville hosts Walsh University tomorrow in another AMC contest beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tulsa keeps Rice winless in C-USA - by Leonard Whyte
Tulsa, OK (01-25-2010): University of Tulsa continued its dominance at home this season with a 62-58 victory of Rice University on Saturday night in a Conference USA encounter. The Hurricanes are now 13-0 at home and also remained unbeaten in the conference at 7-0. Seven-foot center Jerome Jordan fought double-teams all night but still managed to deliver 11 points and nine rebounds as Tulsa improved to 16-3 overall. Both teams shot poorly as Rice made only 38 percent of its shots from the field while Tulsa connected on only 40.4 percent. Tulsa travels to Birmingham tomorrow to face University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) at 7:00 p.m. CT in a game to decide the conference frontrunner.

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  JAPAN   


BJ League Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Osaka Evessa - Oita H.Devils 86-93
Osaka Evessa lost to Oita H.Devils 86:93 as the latter got 27 points and 17 rebounds from Michael Bell (206-F-82, college: Florida Atlantic). Woods Ricky collected 21 points and 14 boards, while Lottich Matt added 20. Palmer David dliverd 21 points in the losing effort.

Takamatsu FA - Shiga Lakestars 63-97
Takamatsu FA was beaten by Shiga Lakestars 63:97 on January 24th. Gary Hamilton (208-F/C-84, college: Miami, FL) poured in 22 points and 11 boards, while Nash Bobby had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Gardener Michael finished the game with 21 points in defeat.

Niigata Albirex - Toyama Grouses 86-56
Niigata Albirex rolled over Toyama Grouses 86:56 as Paul Butorac (208-F-83, college: E.Washington) paced all the winners with 17 points, while Echefu Uche collected 14 points and 11 boards. Kato Makoto finished the night with 15 points in defeat.

Hamamatsu P. - Tokyo Apache 82-67
Hamamatsu overcame Tokyo Apache 82:67 at the Regular Season Round 17. Wendell White (198-G-84, agency: Liman Sports, college: UNLV) paced all the winners with 25 points and 11 boards and Knight William added 17. Ashby Julius and Aoki Cohey responded with 19 points each.

Kyoto Hannaryz - Okinawa GK 68-66
Bostic Josh nailed 23 points as Kyoto Hannaryz beat Okinawa GK 68:66. George Leach (210-C-81, college: Indiana) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and Sugawara Yosuke had 14 for Golden Kings.

Kyoto Hannaryz - Okinawa GK 93-76
Bostic Josh netted 27 points as Kyoto Hannaryz defeated Okinawa GK 93:76. Naoto Takushi (183-G-81) posted 18 and Clifford John had 17. McHenry Anthony responded with 31 points in the losing case and Sugawara Yosuke notched 17.

Osaka Evessa - Oita H.Devils 92-61
Osaka Evessa beat Oita H.Devils 92:61 at the start of the Regular Season Round 17. Michael Bell top-scored for his team with 24 points and 10 boards, while Singleton Rashaad collected 10 points and 13 boards. Blackwell Ryan chipped in 26 points for Osaka, while Murry Nile added 20 points, 10 assists and 7 boards for the winners.

Takamatsu FA - Shiga Lakestars 70-90
Takamatsu FA lost to Shiga Lakestars 70:90 as the latter got 22 points and 16 rebounds from Schafer Ray. Nash Bobby nailed 19 and Gary Hamilton had 15 points and 18 boards. Okada Yu netted 19 points in the losing case.

Niigata Albirex - Toyama Grouses 80-64
Niigata Albirex outscored Toyama Grouses 80:64 on January 23rd. Levett Tyrone stepped up with 20 points, Paul Butorac collected 16 points and 19 boards, while Ikeda Yuichi added 16. Lemons Kirby chipped in 22 points and had 14 boards in the losing effort.

Hamamatsu P. - Tokyo Apache 73-75
Hamamatsu was defeated by Tokyo Apache 73:75 as the latter got 25 points and 12 caroms from Ashby Julius. Chappell Michael nailed 21 points and Aoki Cohey produced 10. Wendell White ended up with 30 points in the losing case.



Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 21-5 
 2. Sendai 89ers 16-10 
 3. Niigata Albirex 13-13 
 4. Toyama Grouses 10-14 
 5. Saitama Bron. 10-14 
 6. Tokyo Apache 7-17 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 19-9 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 18-10 
 3. Shiga Lakestars 15-15 
 4. Osaka Evessa 12-14 
 5. Oita H.Devils 12-16 
 6. Kyoto Hannaryz 11-15 
 7. Takamatsu FA 8-20 


Takamatsu Five Arrows sign Waki Williams - by Eurobasket
Takamatsu Five Arrows (BJ League) agreed terms with 28-year old American forward Waki Williams (206-F-82, college: Memphis). Williams played most recently at Osaka Evessa (BJ League), where he started this season. While playing 20 games for Osaka Evessa this season he averaged 9.2ppg, 7.3rpg and 0.8bpg. Williams is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Dominican Rep., Mexico and Lebanon.
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  JORDAN   


Orthodox Club U17 Tournament - Day 3 - by Omar Shafaamri
(Amman - Jo-Basket.com)
The 1st round's Orthodox Club Under-17 Tournament final day matches last night witnessed 2 games helped identify the final ranking of the teams before the semi-final matches, The games winner were'nt until the final seconds, where competition between ASU Sports Club and Al Wihdat was on its top to know the 3rd place team while the 2nd game was to identify who will settle on the 1st place between ORthodox and Al Riyadi.

ASU Sports Club 60 : Al Wihdat 66
Al Wihdat turned things to their side despite the absence of Mommed and Munir Idais, Credits must be given to Mohammed Abu Ali (18 points) and Fakhri Al Siyoori (16 points), ASU was'nt an easy team at all through the big push from Ahmad Nofal (16 points) who made the difference for his team in so many places.

Orthodox 71 : Al Riyadi 64
Orthodox's players Malek Kanaan (16 points), Abdullah Abdeen (15 points) and Farah Qaz'aar (12 points) succeeded to come from behind in this game after being late by 12 points for Al Riyadi by Saleh Kayyali, Abdullah Jararaah and Ibrahim Hasouneh (17 points for each).

Final Standings:
1- Orthodox
2- Al Riyadi
3- Al Wihdat
4- ASU Sports Club

Sponsors: Nissan
Media Sponsors: Ayyam FM, Spin FM, Luxury Publications
Venue: Emile Haddad Gym at Orthodox Club
Tickets: for free

Under 17 Games:
Friday 22/01/2010 5:00 P.M (1) Wehdat vs. Riyadi (61-72)
Friday 22/01/2010 7:00 P.M (2) Orthodox vs. ASU (93-70)
Saturday 23/01/2010 5:00 P.M (3) Riyadi vs. ASU (75-74)
Saturday 23/01/2010 7:00 P.M (4) Wehdat vs. Orthodox (88-97)
Sunday 24/01/2010 7:00 P.M (5) ASU vs. Wehdat (60-66)
Sunday 24/01/2010 8:30 P.M (6) Riyadi vs. Orthodox (64-71)
Tuesday 26/01/2010 5:00 P.M (7) Semi- Final: 1st vs. 4th (Orthodox vs. Al Riyadi)
Tuesday 26/01/2010 7:00 P.M (8) Semi- Final: 2nd vs. 3rd (Al Riyadi vs. Al Wihdat)
Wed 27/01/2010 7:00 P.M (9) Final:Winner 7 vs. Winner 8


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Jo-Basket.com - The 1st Jordanian Basketball website is now launched - by Mohammed Malas
Today at 10:00 Am Jordan time, The first ever Jordanian Basketball Website Jo-Basket.com was launched for everyone, Eurobasket is proud to be partners with this project.

Jo-Basket.com is a website which will serve all the parties of Basketball in Jordan including Players, Coaches, Directors, Referees and even Journalists.

Our main objective is to be the best source of basketball news in the country by covering all the details of whats going on inside and outside the court from news, results, statistics, interviews and information of each part of our lovley game.

Fans can be involved into the news through their comments on posts which are posted on the website or by contacting the website admin for any detail they want, We will always be under your service in anything which can develop basketball in Jordan ahead.

Jo-Basket.com includes 3 main sections:

1- News:
In this secion, News will be posted with details in order to put everyone in touch with all what's going on around and inside the news.

2- BackBoard:
BackBoard will be specialized in marking on some important cases in Basketball inside the country adding to more details on players and coaches.

3- Photo Gallery:
Most of the memories can be saved and be more meaningful through photos thats why this section will be so important to put the fans on the action as it happened.

Wish you will all enjoy what will be covered on Jo-Basket.com and we're always ready to read your notes that can help us to develop this website to the better for everyone in this country.

You can visit the website at http://www.jo-basket.com ...Enjoy


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  KOSOVO   


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 14-1 
 2. Bashkimi 12-4 
 3. Trepca 12-4 
 4. Peja 8-8 
 5. Kosova 5-11 
 6. Bambi 4-11 
 7. Col.Eurosport 4-12 
 8. Drita 4-12 


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  LATVIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg:
 1. Timermanis, Barons20.2 
 2. Davis, Valmiera18.8 
 3. Berkis, Keizarmezs18.5 
 4. Gulbis, Zemgale16.8 
 5. Kojenets, Liepaja16.6 
 6. Silavs, Keizarmezs16.2 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale15.3 
 8. Valeika, Valmiera15.1 
 9. Bertans, Ventspils14.3 
 10. Efejuku, Baro.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg:
 1. Valeika, Valmiera10.5 
 2. Pettway, Ventspils8.6 
 3. Kojenets, Liepaja8.1 
 4. Zorin, Barons6.7 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs6.1 
 6. Cresnar, Valmiera5.6 
 7. Davis, Valmiera5.5 
 8. Timermanis, Barons5.4 
 9. Gulbis, Zemgale5.2 
 10. Rozitis, Zemga.5.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg:
 1. Silavs, Keizarmezs5.6 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons4.4 
 3. Vilums, Liepaja3.4 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.2 
 5. Steinbergs, Keiza.2.8 
 6. Valeika, Valmiera2.4 
 7. Davis, Valmiera2.3 
 8. Bertans, Ventspils2.2 
 9. Bergmanis, Zemgale2.2 
 10. Gulbis, Zemga.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg:
 1. Sirsnins, Barons2.8 
 2. Bertans, Ventspils2.7 
 3. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.1 
 4. Davis, Valmiera2.1 
 5. Osins, Keizarmezs2.0 
 6. Vilums, Liepaja1.8 
 7. Vitols, Barons1.7 
 8. Ragsdale, Barons1.6 
 9. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.6 
 10. Amolins, Valmie.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg:
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.6 
 2. Davis, Valmiera1.1 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera1.1 
 4. Blaus, Ventspils0.8 
 5. Kosuskins, Liepaja0.7 
 6. Zorin, Barons0.7 
 7. Ferguson, Barons0.6 
 8. Pettway, Ventspils0.6 
 9. Bambis, Zemgale0.5 
 10. Steinbergs, Kei.0.5 


Ventspils release Aaron Pettway - by Eurobasket News
Ventpsils have decided to terminate the contract of Aaron Pettway (211-C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma St.). The 29-year-old centre joined the Latvian champions at the start of the season. The centre averaged 8.2 points, 8.6 boards and 1.2 assists per game in the LBL season. In EuroCup Aaron Pettway came up with 8.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals per appearance. Aaron Pettway arrived to Latvia from France where he played for Strasbourg. Ventspils is actively looking for the replacement and we will keep you updated on the news.


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Blake WALKER
  Halc.Cordoba
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 25
 1. Walker, Halc.Cor.25.0 
 2. Garcia, Un.21.3 
 3. Rodriguez, Penarol20.3 
 4. Braggs, Malvin19.0 
 5. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.19.0 
 6. Martinez, Malvin18.7 
 7. Spillers, Obras18.0 
 8. Lamonte, Penarol17.0 
 9. Silva, Un.16.7 
 10. Brugger, Cise.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin LEIVA
  Penarol
  (208-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Leiva, Penarol11.3 
 2. Bortz, Halc.Cordoba11.3 
 3. Spillers, Obras9.0 
 4. Ortiz, Navieros8.0 
 5. dos Santos, Ciser/.7.7 
 6. Braggs, Malvin7.7 
 7. Oglivie, Navieros7.3 
 8. Mata, Penarol7.0 
 9. Ramalho, Ciser/.7.0 
 10. Kurtz, Obr.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  Halc.Cordoba
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba6.0 
 2. Mendez-V., Halc.Xal.5.0 
 3. Garcia, Un.4.3 
 4. Martinez, Malvin4.3 
 5. Espil, Obras4.0 
 6. Legaria, Penarol4.0 
 7. dos Santos, Unive.3.7 
 8. Cortes, Obras3.7 
 9. Brugger, Ciser/.3.7 
 10. Garcia Moral., Halc.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Alexandre GARCIA
  Universo/BRB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Garcia, Un.4.0 
 2. dos Santos, Unive.3.7 
 3. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.3.3 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.0 
 5. Brugger, Ciser/.2.7 
 6. Gutierrez, Penarol2.5 
 7. Martinez, Malvin2.0 
 8. Campazzo, Penarol1.7 
 9. Bortz, Halc.Cordoba1.7 
 10. Ortega, Navier.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jose Estevam FERREIRA
  Universo/BRB
  (211-C-78)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ferreira, Unive.1.7 
 2. Gutierrez, Penarol1.5 
 3. Avila, Halc.Xalapa1.3 
 4. Labaque, Obras1.0 
 5. Gonzalez, Halc.Cor.1.0 
 6. Martins, Ciser/.1.0 
 7. Parada, Halc.Xalapa0.7 
 8. dos Santos, Ciser/.0.7 
 9. Mata, Penarol0.7 
 10. Green, Obr.0.7 


Liga-Americas Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Universo/BRB - Halc.Cordoba 99-98
Universo/BRB sweetened their Liga Americas pill with a tough win against Halcones Cordoba on the final day of action in Group D. The game turned into a real basketball thriller with outcome decided in overtime. Universo/BRB got to the better start. They outscored the Mexican team 25:20 in the first quarter. The Brazilian team stayed in charge in the second period. They arrived at halftime up by 6 points 48:42. The third stanza brought little change onto the court. The sides traded baskets as Universo/BRB entered the fourth quarter ahead by six. But Halcones Cordoba did not allow their opponents to seal the win in regulation. Blake Walker (196-G/F-82, college: Portland St.) had an inspirational performance that put Halcones on level terms with the Brazilian team. The teams were tied at 90 at the end of the regulation. Alexandre Garcia (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) and Wellington dos Santos gave the needed boost for Universo/BRB in extra period and the team eked out a tough victory at the end. Alexandre Garcia unloaded 27 points and made 6 steals to lead the way for Universo/BRB. Valtinho Silva added 18 points for the winners. Blake Walker stepped up with game-high 37 points for Halcones Cordoba. Martin Osimani had 12 points, 10 assists and 7 boards in defeat.

Navieros - Penarol 62-106
Penarol claimed the third straight win at the Liga Americas Group D. They bruised Navieros to occupy the top spot in the pool. Penarol advanced into the tournaments Final Four. Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez (188-G-78) finished with game-high 33 points and 6 assists for the Argentinean team. Penarol dominated in this one from start to finish. They jumped to a 9-point lead at the first break. Navieros struggled to find offensive rhythm and began legging behind in the second quarter. Penarol exploded with 27 points in the period and took a 25-point lead at halftime. Things hardly changed after the main break. Penarol stayed dominant as they boosted the margin at 28-point mark into the fourth quarter. The Argentinean team did not slow down in the fourth quarter and successfully passed 100-point mark for impressive win at the end. Raymundo Legaria (178-G-80) and Sebastian Vega came up with 16 points each for Penarol. Marcos Mata finished with 11 points in the loss. Anibal Salazar responded with 16 points for Navieros. Carmelo Martinez delivered 12 points in defeat.



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. Penarol 3-0 
 2. Universo/BRB 2-1 
 3. Halc.Cordoba 1-2 
 4. Navieros 0-3 


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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.5 
 3. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.18.8 
 4. Ruikis, Suduva18.0 
 5. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 6. Sirvydis, Sakalai16.7 
 7. Bjelica, Lietuvos.15.8 
 8. Vileita, Rudupis15.7 
 9. Gailius, Siauliai15.6 
 10. Kelys, Perl.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 2. Dimsa, Nevezis7.9 
 3. Vilkius, Neptunas7.5 
 4. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.7.4 
 6. Morkeliunas, Juven.7.2 
 7. Valukonis, Aisciai6.9 
 8. Watson, Zalgiris6.9 
 9. Griskenas, Techasas6.6 
 10. Adomaitis, Alytus.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Broadus, Suduva6.8 
 2. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.1 
 3. Low, Siauliai5.7 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietuv.5.4 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.9 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Maceina, Rudupis4.4 
 8. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.4.3 
 9. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.2 
 10. Jomantas, Liet.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.3.0 
 2. Ginevicius, Lietuv.2.8 
 3. Salenga, Zalgiris2.6 
 4. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 5. Lipkevicius, Aisciai2.2 
 6. Kelys, Perlas2.1 
 7. Low, Siauliai2.1 
 8. Vileita, Rudupis2.1 
 9. Valukonis, Aisciai2.1 
 10. Jomantas, Liet.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 3. Begic, Zalgiris1.4 
 4. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.4 
 5. Valukonis, Aisciai1.3 
 6. Zyle, Aisciai1.3 
 7. Dimsa, Nevezis1.1 
 8. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.1 
 9. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.1 
 10. Klimavicius, Zalgir.1.0 


Changes in Suduva - by Lukas Zajancauskas
LKL official website announced that Marius Janisius (203-F-77) has left Marijampole Suduva-Arvi. Also, it is said that Brandon Brown (201-F, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) will join Suduva as a replacement for Marius Janisius (203-F-77).

Marius Janisius (203-F-77) played only two games for this LKL team averaging 18,5 points and 8 boards.

Brandon Brown (201-F, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) started the season in Siauliai, but he was released in January. The american scored only 9,4 points per game and it wasn't the result Siauliai board had expected.


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Diekirch League Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Sparta - Contern 86-75
Sparta prevailed against Contern at home court. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) and Phil Grant poured in 23 points each and teamed up for 22 boards in the victory. Patrick Arbaut added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Sparta. Eric Jeitz replied with 18 points for Contern. Brandon Gary secured 17 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.

Racing - Soleuvre 66-78
Soleuvre accounted for Racing on the road. Domonique Crawford (193-G-84, college: Youngstown St.) scored 26 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the charge. Ben Hemmen added 13 points for the winners. Corey Largent answered with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for Racing.

Musel Pikes - Amicale 63-78
Amicale shot down Musel Pikes on the road for the 12th win in the season. Christian Schartz (185-G-86) delivered 20 points for the winners. Christopher Jones added 18 points for Amicale. Fletcher Walters responded with 22 points and 14 rebounds for Musel Pikes. Guy Schmit had 19 points in the eighth loss for Musel Pikes.



Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 30
 1. Kennedy, Residence30.0 
 2. Largent, Racing27.2 
 3. Crawford, Soleuvre24.9 
 4. Muller, T7124.0 
 5. Walters, Musel Pikes24.0 
 6. Delgado, Etzella22.9 
 7. McDaniel, BBC N.21.9 
 8. Scott, Etzella21.8 
 9. Smith, Sparta20.2 
 10. Schumacher, T.19.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Gary, Contern14.9 
 2. McDaniel, BBC N.14.0 
 3. Scott, Etzella12.5 
 4. Walters, Musel Pikes12.1 
 5. Kennedy, Residence11.4 
 6. DePree, Amicale10.1 
 7. Crawford, Soleuvre10.1 
 8. Grant, Sparta10.0 
 9. Stephens, T719.3 
 10. Muller, T.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Corey LARGENT
  Racing
  (200-F-80)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Largent, Racing3.9 
 2. DePree, Amicale3.9 
 3. Schartz, Amicale3.9 
 4. Schumacher, T713.6 
 5. Schwartz, Musel P.3.2 
 6. Rajniak, T713.0 
 7. Becker, Contern2.9 
 8. Schmit, Musel Pikes2.9 
 9. Jeitz, Contern2.6 
 10. Delgado, Etzel.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Amicale
  (199-F/C-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. DePree, Amicale3.2 
 2. Scott, Etzella2.5 
 3. Schartz, Amicale2.3 
 4. Jones, Amicale2.0 
 5. Delgado, Etzella2.0 
 6. Schumacher, T711.9 
 7. Walters, Musel Pikes1.9 
 8. Stephens, T711.8 
 9. Jeitz, Contern1.8 
 10. Delgado, Etzel.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Amicale
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 1
 1. Jones, Amicale1.0 
 2. Delgado, Etzella1.0 
 3. Largent, Racing0.9 
 4. Bintz, BBC Nitia0.6 
 5. Scott, Etzella0.6 
 6. Hoffmann, Etzella0.6 
 7. Walters, Musel Pikes0.6 
 8. Schumacher, T710.5 
 9. Leschek, Residence0.5 
 10. McDaniel, BBC.0.5 


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Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Rojos 33-6 
 2. Halc.Xalapa 31-8 
 3. Soles 30-9 
 4. Pioneros 30-9 
 5. Toros 29-10 
 6. Halc.Cordoba 28-12 
 7. Lobos Grises 26-13 
 8. Bucaneros 22-17 
 9. Panteras 19-19 
 10. Lechugueros 19-20 
 11. Angeles 17-22 
 12. Potros 17-22 
 13. Fuerza Regia 16-21 
 14. Abejas 16-23 
 15. Barreteros 15-24 
 16. Huracanes 13-26 
 17. Libertadores 11-28 
 18. Indios 8-29 
 19. Cosmos 8-31 
 20. Pilares 3-35 


Universo/BRB narrowly defeat Halcones Cordoba - by Eurobasket News
Universo/BRB - Halcones Cordoba 99:98 (OT)
Universo/BRB sweetened their Liga Americas pill with a tough win against Halcones Cordoba on the final day of action in Group D. The game turned into a real basketball thriller with outcome decided in overtime. Universo/BRB got to the better start. They outscored the Mexican team 25:20 in the first quarter. The Brazilian team stayed in charge in the second period. They arrived at halftime up by 6 points 48:42. The third stanza brought little change onto the court. The sides traded baskets as Universo/BRB entered the fourth quarter ahead by six. But Halcones Cordoba did not allow their opponents to seal the win in regulation. Blake Walker (196-G/F-82, college: Portland St.) had an inspirational performance that put Halcones on level terms with the Brazilian team. The teams were tied at 90 at the end of the regulation. Alexandre Garcia (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) and Wellington dos Santos gave the needed boost for Universo/BRB in extra period and the team eked out a tough victory at the end.
Alexandre Garcia unloaded 27 points and made 6 steals to lead the way for Universo/BRB. Valtinho Silva (187-G-77, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points for the winners. Blake Walker stepped up with game-high 37 points for Halcones Cordoba. Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) had 12 points, 10 assists and 7 boards in defeat.

Universo/BRB: Alexandre Garcia 27, Valtinho Silva 18, Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) 17
Halcones Cordoba: Blake Walker 37, Martin Osimani 12+10 assists



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


Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Ljubovic 11-0 
 2. KK Podgorica 9-2 
 3. S.Centar 8-3 
 4. Sutjeska 7-3 
 5. Rudar 5-6 
 6. Ibar Rozaje 4-7 
 7. Un.Mediteran 3-8 
 8. Buducnost II 3-8 
 9. Centar BP 2-8 
 10. Zeta 2-9 


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Standings - Men
D1 Standings
 1. IRT 12-1 
 2. MAS 11-2 
 3. ASS 10-3 
 4. PCS 7-5 
 5. FUS 7-6 
 6. Chabab Rif 5-7 
 7. ASE 5-8 
 8. RCA 5-8 
 9. TSC 1-12 
 10. IRAN 1-12 


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William Carey rallies past Gold Rush in second half - by Richard
Cory Smith (6'7''-F) scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half Saturday to rally William Carey in a 53-48 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Xavier (LA) Louisiana.
The Crusaders (13-3 overall, 4-2 GCAC) defeated the Gold Rush (10-8, 1-5) for the first time since 2004 and snapped a nine-game losing streak in the series.
William Carey trailed 24-19 at halftime, then took the lead for good at 38-37 on Smith's basket with 8:23 remaining. Smith made two free throws at 5:44 to make it 45-39.
Xavier, losing for the sixth time in seven games, never came closer than two points in the final five minutes.
Drew Meyerchick (6'1''-G) added 10 points for William Carey, and Brandon Cooks had nine points and eight rebounds.
Michael Harvey (6'3''-G) scored 15 points for Xavier, and Devin Andrew had 11.
Landon Bussie's free throw with 32 seconds remaining in the first half gave Xavier its biggest lead, 24-17, and capped an 18-6 run.
Both teams scored their fewest points in a game this season. William Carey committed 22 turnovers but outshot Xavier 38 to 31 percent from the floor, 50 to 25 percent in the second half.
It was the second straight loss for Xavier at The Barn after winning 22 of 25 in its campus gym.
source: Xavier (LA) Louisiana


Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes rout McPherson 69-47 - by Stephan Ditgens
Matt Dickman scored 20 points and Mekan Moss and Willie McCarty combined for 27 off the bench as the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes stunned McPherson with a 69-47 of the Bulldogs on Saturday night at Mabee Arena.

McPherson entered the night 15-3 overall and 8-1 in the KCAC and had beaten the Coyotes 64-52 in their earlier meeting on December 3 in McPherson, but tonight was a whole new ballgame. Dickman drained a three for the opening points of the game, but McPherson scored the next six to take a 6-3 lead with 15:51 to go in the first half.

The Coyotes would come back to tie things up at 7-all with 14 minutes left on a stickback by Moss, but back to back triples from the Bulldogs put them up six with 13:22 to go in the first half.

The first half was a low scoring affair as both teams tried to play ball control offense, especially the Coyotes who were trying to keep McPhersons high powered offense off the board. The Coyote defense was exceptional tonight holding the Bulldogs to 33 points below their scoring average of 80.1 points.

Mason Hewitt gave the Bulldogs a 18-14 lead with 8:12 to go in the half, but Mike White answered with a three on the other end to spark a brief 5-0 Coyote run that gave Wesleyan a 19-18 lead with 6:33 to go on a bucket by Wes Jones.

Dwayne Thomas put McPherson back up four with 4:14 to go on a rebound and score, but the Coyotes were ready to take things over, fueled by their defense. Wesleyan regained the lead thanks to a 10-0 run in which McPherson turned the ball over on five of its six possessions, as the Coyotes took a 25-24 lead on Dickmans three with 2:29 left. The key play of the run had to come from Tony Milani who blocked a shot by Hewitt and secured the rebound that kept McPherson from regaining a four-point lead. McCarty put the Coyotes up six with 1:42 left on a steal and layup and Wesleyan would end the half on a 14-2 run to take a 34-26 lead into the break.

Wesleyan (7-12, 4-6) pushed its lead to ten points for the first time at the 18:26 mark of the second half on a bucket by McCarty and would push the lead out to as many as 13 on Tyler Antenens free throw with 17:29 to go. McPherson rallied, cutting the lead to 41-34 when Kasey Miller was fouled by Antenen and converted the three-point play. Antenen was called for an intentional foul, and McPherson had a chance to cut the lead further but Antowine Lamb was called for an offensive foul and turnover.

Moss put the Coyotes up 10 again with 13:07 left sparking a 19-1 Wesleyan run that pushed the lead out to 28 points, 67-39, with four minutes to go. Patrick Nemechek broke the run with a score with 3:36 to go as McPherson cut the lead to 24 points with 2:16 to go.

Both teams emptied their benches with 1:14 to go, but McPherson would score the final four points of the game to make the final score 69-47.

Dickmans 20 led the Coyotes who shot 25-of-53 from the field for 47.2 percent, including 13-of-24 in the second half. McCarty added 14 and Moss 13 off the bench as the Coyotes had nice production from the bench players for 36 points. Harvey, Milani and McCarty all had six rebounds to pace the Coyotes as they outrebounded McPherson 37-35. The Coyotes also blocked a season high 11 shots led by Jones with three.

McPherson (15-4, 8-2) was led by Reece with 13 as the only Bulldog in double figures, ten of his points coming from the free throw line. McPherson shot just 14-of-51 from the field for 27.5 percent, including 3-of-17 from three point range for 17.6 percent. Thomas led the Bulldogs with nine rebounds.

The Coyotes are back in action on Thursday as they head to Leavenworth to take on the University of Saint Mary beginning at 8 p.m., inside Saint Marys Ryan Sports Center. Wesleyan returns home on Saturday to take on Ottawa University beginning at 7 p.m., inside Mabee Arena.
source: www.kwu.edu


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Hedo Turkoglu's 2 free throws lift Raptors over Lakers - by Eurobasket News
Hedo Turkoglu (6'9''-F-79) made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left as the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-105 on Sunday night

Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) scored 22 points, Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) and Jarrett Jack (6'3''-G-83, college: Georgia Tech) each had 18 and Marco Belinelli (6'5''-G-86) added 15 for the Raptors, who are 6-0 at home this season against Western Conference opponents.

Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) missed a last-second jump shot and fell one assist shy of his first triple-double of the season, scoring 27 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Bryant, who shot 11 for 24, has 16 career triple-doubles.

Bryant took an inbound pass from Luke Walton but his fadeaway jumper rimmed out as the Lakers lost for the second time in three games.

Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum (7'0''-C-87, agency: David Lee services) had 21 and Jordan Farmar (6'2''-G-86, college: UCLA) 17 for the Lakers.

Bosh also had 13 rebounds for Toronto, which has won four of six.

The Lakers didn't trail through the first three quarters but gave up the lead in the fourth on a Bargnani 3-pointer with 7:33 left, putting Toronto up 93-90. Farmar answered with a 3 of his own, but a Belinelli 3 from the corner at 6:26 restored Toronto's lead, making it 98-95.

The Raptors weren't in front for long, with baskets from Gasol and Bryant putting the Lakers back on top, 99-98, with 4:57 left. Bargnani made two free throws to give the Raptors a 100-99 edge with 4:34 left, but Bynum and Farmar countered for Los Angeles, making it 103-100 with 2:24 to go.

Toronto wasn't done, with Bargnani making the free throw after he was fouled on a reverse layup to make it 105-104 with 1:16 remaining. Bryant and Bargnani both missed jumpers before Belinelli knocked a loose ball out of play with 15 seconds remaining and 3 seconds on the shot clock. Bryant's quick jumper bounced off the rim and Bosh grabbed the rebound, giving Toronto one final chance with 11 seconds to play.

The Raptors gave the ball to Turkoglu, who was fouled by Gasol with 1.2 seconds left. Turkoglu, who went 6 for 6 from the line, made both free throws, setting up the dramatic finish.

Bargnani, who returned to Toronto's starting lineup after sitting out Friday's win over Milwaukee with a sore lower back, brought the crowd to its feet with a reverse dunk in the first.

Gasol scored 10 points in the opening quarter as Los Angeles led 24-21 after one. Bynum scored 11 points in the second but the Raptors hung tough and only a Bryant jumper with two seconds left in the half separated the teams at the intermission, with the Lakers up 56-54.

Los Angeles opened the third with a 7-0 run, forcing Toronto to call time out. The Raptors held firm again, getting six points from Jack and five each from Belinelli and Turkoglu to cut the deficit to 84-82 heading into the fourth.

Toronto's Jose Calderon had to leave the game after he was cut over the right eye when Derek Fisher swiped for the ball in the third. Calderon returned in the fourth after getting two stitches.

NOTES: Bosh tipped a Gasol miss into his own basket in the first. ... The Lakers, who play the Wizards in Washington on Tuesday, are scheduled to visit the White House on Monday afternoon. ... Bynum started for the Lakers despite missing the team flight from New York City on Saturday morning. 'His bags made it to Toronto but he didn't,' coach Phil Jackson said. Bynum was punished with a fine, and had to pay his own fare to Toronto.


Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com


Sunday: Mavericks, Clippers and Raptors celebrate - by Eurobasket News
Dallas M. - New York K. 128-78
Dallas put on a shooting clinic that crushed the Knicks' spirits, ignoring the absence of two starters and rolling to the biggest win in franchise history with a 128-78 victory Sunday. Jason Terry (6'2''-G-77, college: Arizona) and Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) drained 20 points each for the winners, and Drew Gooden (6'10''-F-81, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Kansas) followed with double-double of 15 points and 18 rebounds. The hosts got 14 points from Jared Jeffries (6'10''-C-81, college: Indiana).

LA Clippers - Washington W. 92-78
The Clippers beat the Wizards 92-78 Sunday to snap an eight-game road losing streak and pick up their 20th win, one more than last season's total. Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) led Los Angeles with 20 points, Rasual Butler (6'7''-F-79, college: La Salle) had 14 and Marcus Camby (6'11''-F/C-74, college: Massachusetts) scored 12 with 19 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Antawn Jamison (6'9''-F-76, college: N.Carolina) collected 20 points and 10 rebounds.

LA Lakers - Toronto R. 105-106
A driving Turkoglu drew a foul from Pau Gasol, then hit both free throws with 1.2 seconds left as the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-105 on Sunday night. Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) top-scored in victory with 22, Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Jarrett Jack (6'3''-G-83, college: Georgia Tech) also netted 18 pts. In LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) had 27 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 29.9
 1. James, Clevelan.29.9 
 2. Anthony, Denver N.29.7 
 3. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.3 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers28.3 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat27.1 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.26.1 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.1 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.23.9 
 9. Granger, Indiana P.23.6 
 10. Roy, Portland23.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.2 
 2. Love, Minnesota T.12.2 
 3. Noah, Chicago B.12.1 
 4. Camby, LA Clippers12.0 
 5. Randolph, Memph.11.6 
 6. Lee, New York K.11.4 
 7. Bosh, Toronto R.11.1 
 8. Wallace, Charlotte B.11.0 
 9. Gasol, LA Lakers10.9 
 10. Boozer, Utah Ja.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.2 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.0 
 3. Rondo, Boston C.9.7 
 4. Williams, Utah Jazz9.6 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. Davis, LA Clippers8.1 
 7. James, Clevelan.7.8 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.3 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Jennings, Milwau.6.2 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 4. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 5. Iguodala, Philadel.1.9 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 7. Bryant, LA Lakers1.8 
 8. Brewer, Utah Jazz1.8 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers1.8 
 10. Curry, Golde.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.6 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 3. Bogut, Milwauke.2.2 
 4. Dalembert, Philad.2.2 
 5. Smith, Atlanta H.2.1 
 6. Perkins, Boston C.2.1 
 7. Camby, LA Clippers2.1 
 8. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 9. Lopez, New J.2.0 
 10. Thomas, Chicago.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 29-13 
 2. Toronto R. 23-22 
 3. New York K. 17-26 
 4. Philadelph.76 15-29 
 5. New Jersey N. 3-40 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 35-11 
 2. Chicago B. 21-22 
 3. Milwaukee B. 18-24 
 4. Indiana P. 16-29 
 5. Detroit P. 15-28 
Southeast Div.
 1. Atlanta H. 29-14 
 2. Orlando M. 29-16 
 3. Miami Heat 23-21 
 4. Charlotte B. 21-22 
 5. Washington W. 14-29 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 30-14 
 2. Portland TB 27-19 
 3. Utah Jazz 26-18 
 4. Oklah.City T. 24-20 
 5. Minnesota T. 9-36 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 33-12 
 2. Phoenix Suns 26-20 
 3. LA Clippers 20-24 
 4. Sacramento K. 15-28 
 5. Golde State W. 13-29 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 29-15 
 2. San Antonio S. 26-18 
 3. Memphis G. 24-19 
 4. Houston R. 24-20 
 5. N.Orleans H. 24-20 


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GNAC Weekend Results - by Sanjey Noriega
From: gnacsports.com

Six-nine forward Rico Myles (6'8''-F) scored 16 points and W.Oregon shot at a 58.1 percent clip in upsetting Alaska-Anch. 76-65 Saturday at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex in Anchorage.

The Wolves (9-8, 2-4), who also won at Fairbanks Thursday, became just the seventh team in the GNAC's nine-year history to post back-to-back victories on the same road trip to Alaska.

WOU's win also enabled Seattle Pacific (14-2, 5-0) to open up a two-game lead in the loss column in the GNAC race over four other teams, including W.Washington (17-3, 4-2), Alaska-Anch. (12-4, 3-2), Cent.Washington (9-6, 3-2) and Montana St. - Billin (9-5, 3-2).

SPU stayed unbeaten with a 79-69 win over MSU Billings. Meanwhile, WWU moved into second place with a 84-70 road victory against CWU.

In an afternoon game, Alaska-Fairb. (6-8, 1-4) earned its first conference victory of the season defeating St.Martin's 77-76.

In addition to his team-high 16 points, Myles also tied for game-rebounding honors with eight as the Wolves handed UAA its first home loss on its primary court since last February when the Seawolves lost to W.Washington.

WOU missed just 18 shots all night cashing in on 25 of 43, including five of 11 from the arc. In addition to Myles' six of nine effort, center Mike McLaughlin and reserve Kolton Nelson each made four of five and forward Matt Schmidt was two of three.

Schmidt (14 points) also made nine of 11 free throws to join Myles and reserve Kolton Nelson (10 points) in double figures. Both Myles and McLaughlin had game highs of eight rebounds.

Guard Kevin White (6'4''-G) led Alaska-Anch. with 19 points. Also in double figures were Donnie Lao with 13 points and Brandon Walker (6'3''-G-89) with 12. UAA was outshot by 17 points by the Wolves as it made 24 of 58 (41.4 percent). The Seawolves were eight of 27 from the arc.

WOU took control from the outset and never trailed, forging a 37-28 lead at halftime. UAA pulled to within 43-40 on a driving layup by Lao with 13:07 remaining but the Wolves answered with six straight points.

Nelson's layup with 6:18 remaining made it 60-46 and the Seawolves could not scrape closer than six points despite three consecutive treys by White, who finished the game making four of nine.

Seattle Pacific 79, Montana St. - Billin 69

Ryan Sweet registered his first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds leading short-handed Seattle Pacific to its fifth straight GNAC victory.

SPU was playing without 6-foot-9 starting post player Rafael Moreira (6'9''-C-86, college: E.Utah JC), who missed his first game due to an injury. Moreira, who is averaging 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds, is expected back for the next game.

Sweet, a 6-foot-7 junior from Port Orchard's South Kitsap High School, filled the void. He grabbed 11 of 25 boards for the Falcons, who were outrebounded by 13. Sweet hit four of seven shots from the field and contributed three assists.

SPU rallied from an 11-point, first-half deficit on the strength of sensational second-half shooting. The Falcons shot 75 percent (18 of 24) after halftime, including nine of 13 accuracy from three-point range.

Chris Banchero (6'1''-G) broke a 35-35 tie with a three-pointer, giving SPU the lead for good with 14:19 left in the game. That ignited a 22-8 run that was completely comprised of four three-pointers and five layups.

The run concluded with four unanswered layups for the Falcons, who claimed a 57-43 lead with 8:14 remaining. The Yellowjackets never got closer than seven points after that.

SPU senior Rob Diederichs distributed eight of his season-high 10 assists during the second half.

Banchero shot nine of 14 from the field, including four of six treys, en route to a career-high 27 points. Brandon Larrieu added 16 points for the Falcons and also made four of six three-pointers.

Davell Jackson (6'1''-G) fell three points short of posting a triple-double for MSUB, amassing seven points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.

Derrick Wright (6'7''-F) and DeAndre Chambers each scored 19 points to lead Billings, which also got 11 from Brad Hodge and 10 from Mike McCrary.

W.Washington 84, Cent.Washington 70

Guard Andrew Ready (6'1''-G) scored a game and career-high 23 points as W.Washington overcame an early deficit to defeat arch-rival Cent.Washington 84-70 at Nicholson Pavilion.

The Wildcats jumped to an early lead, using a run of 14 straight points to go ahead 16-5 less than seven minutes into the game.

But Western chipped away, eventually taking a 35-34 lead with 1:15 left in the first half on two free throws by guard Morris Anderson (6'3''-G) and the Vikings held a 38-34 lead at halftime.

Western led the entire second half, although the Wildcats narrowed the margin to one on four occasions.

The last of those was at 56-55 with 10:57 left, but Western went on an 11-2 run, capped by a Ready three-pointer, to take a 67-57 lead with 7:47 to go.

Central never got closer than six points after that, and was never within eight points in the final four minutes.

Anderson had 18 points for Western, and forward Derrick Webb had 13 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The Vikings were 32 of 44 (72.7 percent) on free throws, including 22 of 28 in the second half (78.6 percent).

CWU was led by guard Humberto Perez with 16 points. Toussaint Tyler had 12 points including 11 in the first half. Chris Sprinker added 11 points and Roby Clyde had a game-high 15 rebounds, helping the Wildcats hold a 51-38 advantage on the boards.

Ready was eight of 11 from the floor, including four of five from three-point range. He also grabbed five rebounds.

The win was the 14th victory for the Vikings, who turned the ball over only six times, in the last 21 meetings between the long-time rivals.

Alaska-Fairb. 77, St.Martin's 76

Alaska-Fairb. gave up a 21-point lead, but came back to score the game's final five points to nip St.Martin's Saturday afternoon at The Patty Center and earn their first conference victory of the season.

Trailing 76-72 in the final minute, the Nanooks (6-8, 1-4) got a three-pointer from Emmanuel Jenkins (6'0''-G) and then following two missed free throws by Galen Squiers (6'2''-G), Cole Daniel, who played just four minutes, made two foul shots to give UAF the one-point victory. It was Daniel's only points of the game.

The free throw misses for Squiers were his first of the game after three successful tosses. Squiers finished with 20 points, including 18 in the second half.

SMU had rallied from a 37-16 first-half deficit overcoming a two-for-19 shooting start during which it fell behind 24-4. By halftime the Saints had rallied to within 14 points at 39-25.

St.Martin's (11-6, 1-5) caught Fairbanks for the first time at 55-55 with 9:50 left on a pair of free throws by Blake Poole and later took a five-point lead with 2:18 left on a four-point play by Squiers.

But, they were unable to hold the lead, losing for the fifth time in a row since opening their conference season with a triple overtime win over W.Washington.

Jenkins finished as the game's leading scorer, netting 27 points, 18 of them in the first half. UAF's Jon Moe (6'2''-G) was perfect in 14 free throw attempts and finished with 25 points, 15 in the second period while teammate Joe Powell had 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

The Saints were led by Poole with 26 points, 16 in the second period. Poole also had 11 rebounds.

After shooting 24.2 percent (8-33) in the opening period, SMU made 15 of 32 in the final 20 minutes, seven of 14 from the arc where it missed all nine of its attempts in the first half.

UAF shot at a 44.4 percent pace (24-54), making 12 of 26 and 12 of 28 in the two halves.



Cleveland ABA Travel Team loses tough game to Detroit Hoops in Debut 106-112!!! - by Lucius Jones
The Cleveland ABA Travel Team lost a highly contested battle to the Detroit Hoops 106-112 in Detroit last night. The score was tied after the first and second periods, but a 16-2 run by Detroit proved to be just enough of a margin to secure the victory as Cleveland's travel team clawed back bit by bit throughout the second half. The primary culprit to the loss for Cleveland may have been their 22-37FT shooting total.

Detroit was led by probable ABA All Star, Allen White (6'3''-G-84, college: Huntingdon) who not only scored 22points but played a virtually flawless floor game and also contributed on the boards as well.

Cleveland's ABA Travel Team was led by 2-Time NCAA All American Chris Commons (6'9''-F-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: S.Carol.-Aiken) and IBL All Time Great/ Iran top performer Mike Brownlee (6'2''-G-75, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Charleston). Chris Commons (6'9''-F-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: S.Carol.-Aiken) led the team with 31points and double-digit rebounds as well. Mike Brownlee (6'2''-G-75, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Charleston) scored 17points and also ended up with double figure assists too.

Some other quality performances came from TeJay Anderson (6'5''-F-81, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Youngstown St.) who ended with 15ponts, Morgan Lewis (6'4''-F-87, college: Findlay (OH)) and his 11points, Leroy Mack (6'4''-G/F-81, college: Columbus St. CC) who scored 10points, and Shaun Ballard (7pts) and Dave DeHart (3pts) also played solid minutes.


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BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matthew LAWRENCE
  Tromso
  (201-G-86)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Lawrence, Tromso24.4 
 2. Eskeland, Ulriken24.3 
 3. Williams, Tromso22.0 
 4. Karlsen, Asker20.2 
 5. Djerman, Gimle18.8 
 6. Mahnin, Asker18.5 
 7. Skaara, Baerum18.5 
 8. Kombat, Froya18.2 
 9. Bullock, Gimle17.4 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulrik.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mario WOODSON
  Harstad
  (203-F-76)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Woodson, Harstad11.1 
 2. Gray, Baerum10.8 
 3. Oatis, Baerum9.3 
 4. Nwachukwu, Ammerud9.3 
 5. Bullock, Gimle8.6 
 6. Djerman, Gimle8.3 
 7. Williams, Tromso8.1 
 8. Karlsen, Asker8.1 
 9. Kombat, Froya7.8 
 10. Christensen, T.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.2 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.9 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.4 
 4. Diomande, Harstad4.4 
 5. Hinsch, Ammerud4.1 
 6. Woodson, Harstad4.1 
 7. Jawara, Froya4.1 
 8. Ble, Harstad3.9 
 9. Issalhi, Tromso3.8 
 10. Nguyen, Fro.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.6 
 2. Myhrer, Harstad2.3 
 3. Jawara, Froya2.3 
 4. Mihaylov, Tromso1.8 
 5. Ellingsen, Gimle1.8 
 6. Eskeland, Ulriken1.8 
 7. Issalhi, Tromso1.8 
 8. Ble, Harstad1.8 
 9. Christensen, Tro.1.7 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulrik.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Oatis, Baerum2.4 
 2. Williams, Tromso1.5 
 3. Kombat, Froya1.2 
 4. Woodson, Harstad1.1 
 5. Christensen, Tro.0.8 
 6. Karlsen, Asker0.8 
 7. Bullock, Gimle0.8 
 8. Frierson, Harstad0.8 
 9. Bolinz, Asker0.6 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulrik.0.6 


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Penarol cruise past Navieros to wrap up Liga Americas Group D action - by Eurobasket News
Penarol - Navieros 106:62
Penarol claimed the third straight win at the Liga Americas Group D. They bruised Navieros to occupy the top spot in the pool. Penarol advanced into the tournaments Final Four. Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez (188-G-78) finished with game-high 33 points and 6 assists for the Argentinean team.
Penarol dominated in this one from start to finish. They jumped to a 9-point lead at the first break. Navieros struggled to find offensive rhythm and began legging behind in the second quarter. Penarol exploded with 27 points in the period and took a 25-point lead at halftime. Things hardly changed after the main break. Penarol stayed dominant as they boosted the margin at 28-point mark into the fourth quarter. The Argentinean team did not slow down in the fourth quarter and successfully passed 100-point mark for impressive win at the end.
Raymundo Legaria (178-G-80) and Sebastian Vega (200-C-88) came up with 16 points each for Penarol. Marcos Mata finished with 11 points in the loss. Anibal Salazar (178-G-88) responded with 16 points for Navieros. Carmelo Martinez (G) delivered 12 points in defeat.

Penarol: Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez 33, Raymundo Legaria 16, Sebastian Vega 16
Navieros: Anibal Salazar 16, Carmelo Martinez 12



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  PBL   


Sharks Win Home Opener - by Allen White
The Rochester RazorSharks, on the strength of 32 points from Jerice Crouch (6'0''-G-84, college: Chattanooga) and 16 rebounds from Marlin Johnson (6'4''-F-75, college: Monroe CC), celebrated their 2010 home opener in the Premier Basketball League with a 131-110 triumph over the visiting Buffalo Stampede. The win gives the RazorSharks a 4-0 PBL record, joining the Puerto Rico Capitanes as the only two undefeated PBL squads this season. The Stampede fall to 1-4 on the season, and have lost their sixth straight matchup against the RazorSharks, a streak that extends back to the beginning of the 2008-09 PBL season.

The Stampede started out strong, taking a 33-23 lead in the first quarter and holding that 10-point lead at the half, 62-52. But the RazorSharks suddenly picked up the hot hand and scored at a blistering pace, outscoring the Stampede 47-19 in the third quarter. 6,107 fans cheered the RazorSharks on as they won their third consecutive PBL home opener.

The RazorSharks scoring barrage was augmented by Jerice Crouchs game-high 32 points. Crouch was 13-16 from the floor, and hit five of six three-point shots. Rochesters Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77, college: Virginia) added 29 points, including hitting seven 3-point baskets out of 12 attempts. Marlin Johnson finished the night with 16 rebounds and 6 assists; his rebounding that afternoon set a new RazorSharks record for most boards in a regular season PBL game. Glen Dandridge (6'6''-F-85, college: Lambuth) finished with 17 points, and Lincoln Smith (6'10''-F/C-81, college: Mississippi St.) added 14; David Bailey (6'8''-F-83, college: Prince George CC) came off the bench to score 12 points.

For Buffalo, their new acquisitions Cameron Stanley (6'7''-F-85, college: Winthrop) and Damone Brown (6'9''-F-79, agency: ACMT, college: Syracuse) led the team in scoring. Stanley had 24 points on 9-for-19 shooting from the floor, while Brown added 20 points to the scoreboard. Kevin Ross (6'8''-F-79, college: Cleveland St.) had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.



Capitanes Win 6th Straight, 114-89 - by Allen White
The Puerto Rico Capitanes ran over the Buffalo Stampede with a final score of 114 to 89, winning their sixth straight game and keeping their perfect 6-0 PBL record intact.

The Capitanes took advantage of a slow Buffalo start, and Angelo Reyes (6'9''-F/C-81), Larry Ayuso and Andres Rodriguez (6'0''-G-81, college: American) put together 26 of Puerto Rico's first-quarter 33 points. The Stampede tried to go with their top scorers, Cameron Stanley (6'7''-F-85, college: Winthrop) and Damone Brown (6'9''-F-79, agency: ACMT, college: Syracuse), but by halftime the Captaines were up 54-35.

In the second half, Puerto Rico's Omar Alvarado (5'11''-G-83) entered the game and inmediately produced field goals from short and long range. The Capitanes' Walter Hodge (6'0''-G-86, college: Florida) used his explosiveness and great defense, while Angelo Reyes grabbed rebounds like a vacuum cleaner grabs dust mites. At one point in the game, Puerto Rico held a 32-point lead over the Stampede, at which time Capitanes coach David Rosario let his bench players get some action.

For the Capitanes, Angelo Reyes led the team in scoring with 21 points and 16 rebounds; while Jeffrion Aubry (6'9''-C-76, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Cornell) had 13 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and 11 points. Omar Alvarado scored 15 points, while Walter Hodge and David Cortes each put 12 points apiece on the scoreboard. Buffalo's best efforts came from Damone Brown, who had 22 points; Cameron Stanley had 19 points, while Corey Herring (6'5''-F/G-83, agency: SportsList Inc., college: Canisius) added 17.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elias AYUSO
  Capitanes
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 27
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes27.0 
 2. Friel, Rochester R.24.0 
 3. Payne, Buffalo S.23.0 
 4. Stanley, Buffalo S.22.5 
 5. Sherrill, Maryland.21.8 
 6. Anderson, Manchest.21.3 
 7. Reyes, Capitanes21.0 
 8. Bennett, Halifax R.20.5 
 9. Jeanty, Quebec K.19.0 
 10. Audet-Sow, Quebec.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelo REYES
  Capitanes
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Reyes, Capitanes19.7 
 2. Crookshank, Halif.13.8 
 3. Aubry, Capitanes13.7 
 4. Demasi, Vermont FH11.5 
 5. Johnson, Rocheste.9.5 
 6. Ocitti, Manchest.9.3 
 7. Bailey, Vermont FH8.5 
 8. Jeanty, Quebec K.7.7 
 9. George, Quebec K.7.7 
 10. Ross, Buffalo.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerice CROUCH
  Rochester R.
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Crouch, Rocheste.5.8 
 2. Anderson, Manchest.5.8 
 3. Price, Buffalo S.5.6 
 4. Ervin, Halifax R.5.3 
 5. Rodriguez, Capit.5.0 
 6. Gilchrese, Manche.5.0 
 7. Robinson, Buffa.4.6 
 8. Jackson, Vermo.4.5 
 9. Bowden, Lawton F.4.4 
 10. Daniels, Lawton.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Harvey THOMAS
  Maryland GH
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Thomas, Maryland.2.2 
 2. Robinson, Buffa.2.2 
 3. Jeanty, Quebec K.2.0 
 4. Stewart, Manchest.2.0 
 5. Crouch, Rocheste.1.8 
 6. Flegler, Quebec K.1.8 
 7. Ocitti, Manchest.1.8 
 8. Bennett, Halifax R.1.7 
 9. Bowden, Lawton F.1.6 
 10. Holmes, Quebec.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jawan BAILEY
  Vermont FH
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bailey, Vermont FH2.5 
 2. George, Quebec K.2.0 
 3. Thomas, Maryland.1.8 
 4. Bailey, Rocheste.1.8 
 5. Ocitti, Manchest.1.5 
 6. Marshall, Lawton F.1.4 
 7. Aubry, Capitanes1.0 
 8. Underwood, Halif.1.0 
 9. Pierre, Quebec K.1.0 
 10. Freeman, Lawton.1.0 


GreenHawks survive late scare, win 125-124 - by Allen White
ROCKVILLE, MD After an amazing first half of basketball for the Maryland GreenHawks in which they saw their lead grow to as much as 23, they went home with a 125-124 victory over the Quebec Kebs. It was an up-tempo game from start to finish behind coach Otis Hailey s new style of play. It was a very good win, Hailey said. But there is still a lot to work on.

Harvey Thomas (6'9''-F-82, college: Baylor) had a career night with 31 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and two blocks. Byron Mouton (6'6''-G/F-78, college: Maryland) added 28 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Scooter Sherrill (6'3''-G-81, college: N.Carolina St.) had 28 points and 12 assists. The new style of play is definitely effective, Thomas said. Were going to have to get use to it as a team that really closes games out. The first half was full of dunks and lay-ups for Maryland while they led by as much as fifteen points in the first quarter.

Quebec received a boost from local star Jamaal Wise (6'5''-F-83, college: Rhode Island) who added 11 points in the first half. Maryland led 65-46 at the break.The third quarter saw the Kebs completely takeover the game behind 24 second half points from Charles Fortier (6'4''-G/F-79). Yul Michael (eight points) and Samuel Audet-Sow (6'6''-F-80) (15 points) combined for 19 second half points and cut the lead to 88-86 behind a Fortier three. Fortier had a game-high 39 points. Ray Cunningham (6'7''-F-79, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Murray St.) (14 points) scored two consecutive baskets and Demetrius Howard (6'5''-G-85, college: Augusta St.) (4 points) hit a three-pointer to put the GreenHawks up 99-90. The Kebs stole the ball on four straight possessions to cut the lead back to two points.It would come down to foul shooting for the last four minutes. Wise hit a three pointer as time expired, with the final bring 125-124 in favor of the GreenHawks.



Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Halifax R. 5-1 
 2. Rochester R. 4-0 
 3. Capitanes 3-0 
 4. Lawton Ft.SC 3-2 
 5. Maryland G. 2-4 
 6. Manchester 1-3 
 7. Buffalo S. 1-4 
 8. Quebec Kebs 1-4 
 9. Vermont FH 0-2 


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.21.5 
 2. Celej, Start Lublin20.9 
 3. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.4 
 4. Pluta, MOSiR K.18.2 
 5. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.1 
 6. Pacocha, Big Star18.1 
 7. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.4 
 8. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.17.2 
 9. Mazur, Spojnia S.16.7 
 10. Storozynski, Asec.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Zastal ZG
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.11.2 
 3. Storozynski, Asec.P.9.8 
 4. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.6 
 5. Kwiatkowski, Start L.9.5 
 6. Kulikowski, Zubry9.3 
 7. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.3 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.8.9 
 9. Nowak, Sudety JG8.1 
 10. Bajer, Zub.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.7.4 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.8 
 3. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 4. Baran, Siarka T.5.2 
 5. Trepka, LKS Lodz5.0 
 6. Pacocha, Big Star4.6 
 7. Basinski, MMKS D.4.6 
 8. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.3 
 9. Rapucha, Zubry4.2 
 10. Flieger, Zastal4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.7 
 2. Krupa, Siarka T.3.2 
 3. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 4. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 5. Sikora, Asec.Pro.2.8 
 6. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.6 
 7. Nowak, Znicz B.2.6 
 8. Sikora, Start Lublin2.5 
 9. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.2.4 
 10. Stoklosa, Spo.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.6 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.1.9 
 3. Milewski, AZS A.1.7 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.5 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.2 
 6. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.2 
 7. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz0.9 
 8. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.0.9 
 9. Deja, MOSiR K.0.8 
 10. Wojdyr, Asec.P.0.7 


Energa Czarni tab Chris Booker - by Eurobasket News
Energa Czarni landed Chris Booker (208-F/C-81, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Purdue). The 28-year-old forward/centre has actually returned to the team. Chris Booker played for Energa Czarni in the previous season. He tallied 12.2 points, 6.1 boards and 1.2 blocks per game in the PLK. This season Chris Booker appeared in Ukraine. He notched 9.5 points and 5.3 boards per EuroChallenge game in Khimik. In Ukrainian Superleague the players stats read 7.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per appearance.


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Penafiel win Proliga Federation Cup - by Eurobasket News
Penafiel - Barcelos 70:65

Penafiel clinched the first trophy in the season. Valentyn Melnychuk team celebrated victory at the Proliga Federation Cup. Penafiel held off Barcelos in the championship game Sidney Holmes (200-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Lewis) exploded with 31 points, grabbed 13 boards and issued 4 assists to pace the winners.
Barcelos enjoyed the better start to the game. Led by John Winchester (193-G-83, college: Robert Morris) Barcelos grabbed a 20:18 advantage ten minutes into the clash. But Penafiel gradually took over the initiative. Penafiel outscored their opponents 26:15 in the second frame to surge ahead for a 44:35 lead at halftime. Barcelos did not surrender and pushed harder in the third stanza. The teams were divided by just 4 points heading into the fourth quarter. Penafiel cleared off to an 8-point distance early in the final period. John Winchester stepped up for Barcelos and cut the deficit at just two points with under three minutes to go. However Joao Soares knocked down a timely jumper and Penafiel had a sigh of relief snatching a tough win at the end.
Joao Pereira (186-G/F-83) and Fabio Fernandes (201-F-86) scored 10 points each for Penafiel. John Winchester responded with game-high 33 points for Barcelos. Carlos Fechas (180-G-81) finished with 14 points in defeat.

Penafiel: Sidney Holmes 31+13 boards, Joao Pereira 10, Fabio Fernandes 10
Barcelos: John Winchester 33, Carlos Fechas 14



Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Brandon DAGANS
  Ginasio
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Dagans, Ginasio22.5 
 2. Waller, Ovarense22.0 
 3. Crutchfield, Sampa.21.8 
 4. Clark, Barreirense20.1 
 5. Powers, Fisica20.0 
 6. Smith, AD Vagos18.8 
 7. Voorhees, AD Vagos18.5 
 8. Ramos, Benfica18.4 
 9. Webster, CAB18.2 
 10. Nealy, VSC Guim.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rod NEALY
  VSC Guimar.
  (198-F-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Nealy, VSC Guimar.11.0 
 2. Smith, AD Vagos10.5 
 3. Lee, Ovarense10.5 
 4. Sowell, Barreirense10.3 
 5. St.Robert, Illiabum9.8 
 6. Terrell, Porto F.9.5 
 7. Johnson, Fisica9.1 
 8. Johnson, Academica8.8 
 9. Shaw, Illiabum8.6 
 10. Powers, Fisi.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Felix, Illiabum3.6 
 2. Dagans, Ginasio2.7 
 3. Costa, Ginasio2.7 
 4. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.6 
 5. Simoes, Academica2.4 
 6. Reed, Benfica2.3 
 7. Balseiro, Sampa.2.3 
 8. Mims, VSC Guimar.2.3 
 9. Schneider, CAB2.2 
 10. Williams, Academi.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Felix, Illiabum6.6 
 2. Reveles, AD Vagos6.5 
 3. Manarte, Ovarense6.0 
 4. Costa, Ginasio4.6 
 5. Simoes, Academica4.5 
 6. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.3 
 7. Nealy, VSC Guimar.4.3 
 8. Fernandes, CAB4.3 
 9. Figueiredo, Porto F.4.0 
 10. Miranda, Ovaren.4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Todd SOWELL
  Barreirense
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sowell, Barreirense2.5 
 2. Lee, Ovarense1.6 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos1.5 
 4. Frisby, Benfica1.5 
 5. Terrell, Porto F.1.5 
 6. Soderberg, CAB1.4 
 7. DeWitz, Benfica1.3 
 8. Jackson, Academica1.3 
 9. Wilson, Sampaense1.3 
 10. Johnson, Fisi.1.1 


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  ROMANIA   


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Gaz Metan 15-2 
 2. U.Mobitel.CN 15-2 
 3. Ploiesti 14-3 
 4. CSU Sibiu 13-4 
 5. Timisoara 10-7 
 6. Pitesti 10-7 
 7. Otopeni 9-8 
 8. Mures 8-9 
 9. Oradea 7-9 
 10. Rovinari 7-10 
 11. Dinamo B. 6-11 
 12. Steaua Turabo 6-11 
 13. Bucuresti 6-11 
 14. Gladiator CN 5-12 
 15. Craiova 2-14 
 16. Brasov 2-15 


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  RUSSIA   


Standings - Superleague B
B Superleague Standings
 1. N.Novgorod 22-1 
 2. Saransk 20-5 
 3. Revda 15-8 
 4. Severstal 15-9 
 5. Lok.Novos. 14-10 
 6. Spartak-P. 12-9 
 7. Ural Ekater. 11-12 
 8. Chelabinsk 9-15 
 9. Rjazan 9-15 
 10. Naltchik 8-16 
 11. Magnitogorsk 7-17 
 12. Tambov 6-18 
 13. Irkutsk 6-18 


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  SERBIA   


Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Superfund 12-2 
 2. Radnicki O. 11-3 
 3. Smederevo 10-4 
 4. Crnokosa 10-4 
 5. Jagodina 8-6 
 6. Mladost CA 8-6 
 7. Vojvodina 7-7 
 8. FMP II 6-7 
 9. Zeleznicar I. 6-8 
 10. Jug Vranje 5-9 
 11. Partizan II 4-10 
 12. Vrbas 4-10 
 13. Zdravlje 4-10 
 14. Beovuk 72 2-11 


Tadija Dragicevic joins Lottomatica Roma - by Eurobasket News
Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) chose to continue his career in Italy. The 23-year-old forward that had left Crvena Zvezda several days ago agreed on terms of contract with Lottomatica Roma. Tadija Dragicevic averaged 13.8 points, 2.8 boards and 2.0 assists per EuroCup game this season. The forward also tallied 12.6 points, 4.5 boards and 1.5 assists for Crvena Zvezda in the Adriatic League. Dragicevic used to play for the Serbian U18 and U20 selections. He helped U20 team won the European Championship in Turkey back in 2006.

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  SLOVENIA   


Maravic joins to Pau Orthez - by Zeljko Zule
Former NT member Marko Maravic joined French team Pau Orthez for the remainder of the season. Last season he spent with Union Olimpija averaging 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals for 19 games. He began his career with Geoplin Slovan and has since played for Pepinster in Belgium, Krka, Uniona Olimpija, AJ Milan in Italy, Ricoh Manresa and Viva Menorce in Spain and Kiev in Ukraine.

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Rookie challenge spices up All-Star recipe - by Jerry Lee
The Korean Basketball League is taking a page from the NBAs All-Star weekend itinerary and will include a match that pits the leagues top rookies against its leading sophomores.

The KBL All-Star games will take place Jan. 30-31, the first time in six years two days of events have been scheduled. Since 2004, the All-Star game had been held on a Sunday. Setting this years event apart from previous years is the rookie challenge on Saturday.

The game features the leagues top rookies and sophomores, but the players dont pale in comparison to the All-Star squad, said Woo Joon-hee, a KBL official, in an interview with the JoongAng Ilbo.

The league held a half-Korean draft during the off-season for the first time in its history, and this years impressive rookie class includes ethnic Koreans Moon Tae-young, Jeon Tae-pung and Lee Seung-joon.

Moon, who plays for the LG Sakers, has been the top scorer in the league. The 31-year-old Richmond University grad averages 21.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists, and his array of smooth offensive moves has earned him the moniker Moon Kobe, a reference to Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers.

Quarterbacking the rookie squad offense will be Jeon, a Georgia Tech product who was the first overall pick by the KCC Egis in the half-Korean draft. Jeon is averaging 13.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the first-placed KCC squad this season.

Lee, of the Samsung Thunders, rounds off the trio of ethnic Koreans expected to start for the rookie team. The 31-year-old Seattle Pacific University alumnus boasts a season average of 14 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

Park Sung-jin, a point guard out of Chung-Ang University who was taken first overall in the domestic rookie draft, is averaging 8.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the ET Land Elephants. Although his season average is not among the leagues best, he has shown flashes of excellence, with his most impressive game so far coming against the KT&G Kites on Oct. 21. Park scored 23 points, six rebounds and three assists in that match-up.

Byun Hyun-soo of the SK Knights and Heo Il-young of the Daegu Orions are the other notable rookies.

The noteworthy sophomores include Ha Seung-jin, Kim Min-soo, Kang Byung-hyun, and Yoon Ho-young.
By Jason Kim



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  SPAIN   


Ryan Richards loaned to BC Monthey - by Darryl Reshaw
Ryan Richards (212-F-91) was loaned to BBC Monthey last week from C.B. Gran Canaria 2014 from Spain.
The NBA future prospect exploded in his second game against Boncourt on Saturday with a 20 point and 11 rebound performance as Monthey won 79-73.
Ryan had been at C.B. Gran Canaria 2014 all season practicing with the ACB team and he played in a few EBA games.
Initially the club was waiting for one of their imports to get their Spanish passport which would have open playing opportunities for Richards.
However C.B. Gran Canaria 2014 knew Richards needed ample playing time against quality competition and opted to loan him to the Swiss League.
BBC Monthey is very excited to have this talented 18 year old prospect on their roster.
The Swiss League features an unrestricted amount of import players and BBC Monthey needed to beef up their roster to compete with the other Swiss Clubs who have 5-6 foreign players on their rosters.
Ryan is a very versatile 7 footer who can play three positions and score either on the inside or outside.
Several NBA scouts will be visiting Switzerland this month to see the youngest player ever to play in the Nike Hoop Summit at 15 years old in 2007.



Taquan Dean lands in Vitoria - by Eurobasket News
Taquan Dean (193-G-83, college: Louisville) has signed a one-month deal with Caja Laboral. The 26-year-old guard started the season in Unicaja Malaga. Dean averaged 9.3 points, 1.4 boards and 0.9 steals per game in the ACB. In Euroleague Taquan Dean notched 11.7 points, 2.3 boards and 1.1 assists per appearance. The sides decided to split ways in January. Last season the guard played for Murcia. He averaged 16.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in the Spanish league. Dean also had stints in Italy where he played for Fastweb Casale and Angelico Biella.


LEB Silver: Round 16 review - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Coruna - Alaior 75-61
Coruna was better at home than Alaior, winning the game 75-61 thanks to great play of Jose Ramon Esmoris (202-F/C-75) who scored 20 points as well as Lino Lopez (189-G-76, agency: Court Side) who added 16. On the other side, Manuel Valdivieso had 11 points in loss.

Rosalia - Huesca 69-78
Huesca stole one from Rosallia, winning the contest 69-78 behind 18 point effort by Stevie Johnson (198-F-78, college: Iowa St.) and 16 points by Mamadi Diane (196-G/F-86, college: Virginia). For hosts, Anthony Veeren led the way with 19 points while Erik Kangas added 14.

Caja Rioja - L'Hospitalet 102-73
Caja Rioja rolled over L'Hospitalitet 102-73 thanks to great play of Chavis Holmes (193-G, college: VMI), Alfredo Ott (193-G-83, college: Dillard) and Enrique Suarez who scored 16 points apiece. For visitors, Sergi Pino (196-F-87) came of the bench to score 18 points.

Prat Juventud - Andorra 89-72
Prat Juventud recorded comfortable 89-72 win against Andorra thanks to 18 points from David Jelinek (194-G-90, agency: PPGroup) and 14 points by Jaume Comas (186-G-74). For Andorra, Courtney Pigram had 16 points.

ADT Tarragona - Santurtzi 99-104
Marcos Casada scored 23 points and Mikel Uriz (180-G-89) added 20 as they led Santurtzi to 104-99 win over Arragona. For hosts, Andrew Hayles (196-G-87, college: Alabama St.) and Ronald Thompson had 20 points apiece.

Group B
Real Madrid II - Illescas 81-69
Real Madrid hosted Illescas and has won the match 81-69 thanks to great play of Jorge Santana (193-G-90) who poured in 21 points. On the other side, Luis Parejo (196-G-89) had 14 points in loss.

Matchmind - Cajasur Cord. 62-60
Matchmind managed to overcome Cajasur Cordoba 62-60 thanks to 16 points of the bench by Alberto Ausina (203-F/C-81) and 14 points added by Paul Williams (208-F/C-83, college: St.Bonaventure) who also grabbed 14 rebounds. On the other side, Manuel Camacho had 15, while Francisco Franco and Luis Garrido chipped in 12 points apiece.

Guadalajara - Qalat CajaSol 80-71
Matt Witt (183-G-84, college: E.Kentucky) scored 27 points and Javier Mugica (200-F/C-83) added 15 as they led Gadalajara to 80-71 win over Qualat CajaSol. For visitors, Renan Leichtweis recorded double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Alcazar - Huelva 80-66
Jerod Ward (206-F/G-76, college: Michigan) poured in 22 points and Dexter Lyons (198-F/G-81, college: Cent.Florida) added 12 as they led Alcazar to 80-66 win over Huelva. For visitors, Rafael Rufian had 19 points.

Promobys - Plasencia 84-68
Promobys rolled over Palencia 84-68 thanks to 17 points by Federico Bavosi (185-G-81) and 13 points by Nicholas Maglisceau (204-F/C-77, college: Alberta). For Palencia, Geoffri Silverstere finished the game with 19 points.


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Pigram, Andorra17.8 
 2. Vereen, Rosalia16.7 
 3. Uriz, Santurtzi16.4 
 4. Higgs, L''Hospitalet16.2 
 5. Barcelo, Plasencia15.7 
 6. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.6 
 7. Howard, Guadalaj.15.6 
 8. Johnson, Huesca15.3 
 9. Thompson, ADT T.15.3 
 10. Salson, Hues.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shalawn MILLER
  Huelva
  (204-C/F-74)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Miller, Huelva9.3 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.9.2 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.9.1 
 4. Santana, Caja Rioja8.2 
 5. Williams, Matchmind7.9 
 6. Griffin, Cajasur .7.6 
 7. Johnson, Huesca7.4 
 8. Hampl, Santurtzi7.3 
 9. Ausina, Matchmind7.1 
 10. Virgil, Alcaz.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja6.2 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.9 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.2 
 4. Gonzalez, Navarra4.2 
 5. Rodriguez, Rosalia4.0 
 6. Lopez, Coruna3.9 
 7. Marcos, Alcazar3.7 
 8. Canals, Alaior3.6 
 9. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.6 
 10. Alonso, Matchmi.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jonathan BARCELO
  Plasencia
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Barcelo, Plasencia2.6 
 2. Johnson, Huesca2.4 
 3. Gomez, Huelva2.4 
 4. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.3 
 5. Miller, Coruna2.3 
 6. Ott, Caja Rioja2.2 
 7. Pigram, Andorra2.2 
 8. Martinez, Huelva2.1 
 9. Bavosi, Promobys2.0 
 10. Lyons, Alcaz.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Gijo BAIN
  ADT Tarragona
  (213-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.3 
 2. Adams, Navarra1.3 
 3. Matali, Andorra1.3 
 4. Thompson, ADT T.1.2 
 5. Byombo, Illescas1.2 
 6. De Santana, Caja R.1.1 
 7. Miller, Huelva0.9 
 8. Williams, Matchmind0.9 
 9. Andrews, Huesca0.9 
 10. Sekulic, Plasenc.0.8 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Standings
Group A
 1. Huesca 13-5 
 2. Caja Rioja 13-5 
 3. Coruna 12-7 
 4. Andorra 11-7 
 5. Prat Juventud 9-9 
 6. Navarra 9-9 
 7. Santurtzi 8-10 
 8. Rosalia 7-11 
 9. ADT Tarragona 6-12 
 10. L'Hospitalet 6-12 
 11. Alaior 5-12 
Group B
 1. Promobys 12-4 
 2. Huelva 11-5 
 3. Alcazar 10-6 
 4. Plasencia 8-8 
 5. Guadalajara 8-8 
 6. Illescas 8-8 
 7. Real M. II 7-9 
 8. Qalat CajaSol 6-10 
 9. Matchmind 6-10 
 10. CajasurCord. 4-12 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  Fuenlabrada
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Fitch, Fuenlabrada20.6 
 2. Tucker, DKV J.18.5 
 3. Carroll, Gran Canaria18.3 
 4. Vujanic, CB Murcia16.9 
 5. Navarro, Regal B.16.5 
 6. Batista, Fuenlabr.16.2 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.16.0 
 8. Vasiliadis, Xacob.15.9 
 9. Mumbru, Bizkaia .14.8 
 10. Banic, Bizkaia Bilb.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.1 
 2. Moss, CB Murcia7.8 
 3. Panko, Lagun A.7.7 
 4. Splitter, Caja L.7.3 
 5. Caner-Medley, Estudi.7.3 
 6. Kirksay, Cajasol6.9 
 7. Hendrix, Granada6.8 
 8. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.8 
 9. Prestes, CB Murcia6.8 
 10. Ivanov, Manre.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  Caja Laboral
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Huertas, Caja L.5.9 
 2. Cook, Unicaja5.7 
 3. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.0 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca5.0 
 5. Valters, DKV J.4.8 
 6. Norris, Gran C.4.2 
 7. Calloway, Cajasol4.2 
 8. Tucker, DKV J.3.9 
 9. Thomas, Fuenlabr.3.8 
 10. Oliver, Estudiant.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Regal Barca
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rubio, Regal Barca2.5 
 2. Kirksay, Cajasol2.5 
 3. Ruffin, Manresa1.9 
 4. Triguero, Cajasol1.8 
 5. Prigioni, MMC R.1.7 
 6. Fisher, Gran C.1.7 
 7. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.7 
 8. Mumbru, Bizkaia .1.6 
 9. Stanic, Xacobeo BS1.6 
 10. Welsch, Unica.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael RUFFIN
  Manresa
  (203-F-77)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ruffin, Manresa1.6 
 2. Battle, Valladolid1.6 
 3. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.4 
 4. Aguilar, Granada1.4 
 5. Hendrix, Granada1.3 
 6. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.2 
 7. Vazquez, Regal B.1.2 
 8. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 9. Triguero, Cajasol1.1 
 10. Savane, Gran.1.1 


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Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Eagles 13-1 
 2. Akropol 13-1 
 3. Blackeberg 11-5 
 4. Haga Haninge 10-5 
 5. Lidingo 8-7 
 6. Lulea Steel 6-9 
 7. Hallsta 6-9 
 8. Talje 6-9 
 9. Uppsala KFUM 6-9 
 10. BG Lulea 5-10 
 11. Alvik Basket 2-11 
 12. Polisen 2-12 
South
 1. Nassjo 12-2 
 2. Hoganas 10-0 
 3. Norrkoping BK 8-4 
 4. Sanda 8-6 
 5. Srbija 8-6 
 6. Jonkoping 5-8 
 7. Solna Branten 5-10 
 8. Fryshuset 4-7 
 9. Eos 4-9 
 10. Kalmar 4-10 
 11. Kvarnby 3-9 


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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Lugano Tigers 15-4 
 2. Fribourg 15-4 
 3. SAV Vacallo 15-4 
 4. Starwings 12-7 
 5. BBC Nyon 12-8 
 6. Monthey 10-9 
 7. SAM Massagno 7-12 
 8. Geneva Devils 7-12 
 9. Boncourt 6-13 
 10. Lausanne 5-14 
 11. MGS 1-18 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Bernex 16-0 
 2. Zurich W. 14-3 
 3. Swiss Central 11-6 
 4. Villars 10-7 
 5. Chene 9-8 
 6. Martigny 8-8 
 7. Vevey 8-9 
 8. Vernier 7-9 
 9. DDV Lugano 7-10 
 10. Acad.Fribourg 6-10 
 11. Zurich K. 6-11 
 12. Pully 5-10 
 13. Neuchatel 0-16 


Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Tony BROWN
  Starwings
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Brown, Starwings20.9 
 2. Thomas, Lausanne19.7 
 3. Sowell, Geneva Devils19.2 
 4. Hamilton, SAM M.19.0 
 5. Volcy, Monthey18.7 
 6. Bradley, MGS17.8 
 7. Hollins, Starwings17.5 
 8. Schneiderman., SAV V.16.8 
 9. Abukar, Lugano T.16.8 
 10. Johnson, BBC Ny.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SLOAN
  Starwings
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Sloan, Starwings11.5 
 2. Grimm, SAM M.9.9 
 3. Thompson, Lausanne9.7 
 4. Volcy, Monthey9.4 
 5. Southall, BBC Nyon8.9 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt8.4 
 7. VanderMeer, Lugano T.8.1 
 8. Vogt, Fribourg7.6 
 9. Sanders, Lugano T.7.3 
 10. Dacevic, SAV.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Hollins, Starwings5.9 
 2. Bradley, MGS5.2 
 3. Monroe, Boncourt5.2 
 4. Lukovic, SAV V.5.1 
 5. Wooten, Boncourt5.0 
 6. Walton, Lugano T.4.9 
 7. Pleux-D., Lausanne4.9 
 8. Gray, SAM Massagno4.6 
 9. Petkovic, Fribourg4.6 
 10. Johnson, BBC Ny.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon HAMILTON
  Mykolaiv
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hamilton, SAM M.5.0 
 2. Gray, SAM Massagno2.7 
 3. Gugino, Boncourt2.7 
 4. Tshomba, Boncourt2.4 
 5. Pleux-D., Lausanne2.3 
 6. Dacevic, SAV V.2.3 
 7. Volcy, Monthey2.3 
 8. Jaquier, Starwings2.3 
 9. Efevberha, Lugano T.2.2 
 10. Mladjan, Lugano.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Thompson, Lausanne4.4 
 2. Southall, BBC Nyon3.3 
 3. VanderMeer, Lugano T.3.0 
 4. Sloan, Starwings1.8 
 5. Niang, MGS1.4 
 6. Volcy, Monthey1.2 
 7. Sanders, Lugano T.1.2 
 8. Vogt, Fribourg1.1 
 9. Grimm, SAM M.1.0 
 10. Gilmore, M.1.0 


LNA Round: 21 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
SAM Massagno - Lausanne 97-72
SAM Massagno eased past Lausanne at home court. Samuel Hines (199-F/G-70, college: S.Alabama) stepped up with 28 points to lead the hosts to the 7th win. Daniel Fitzgerald added 18 points in the victory. Charly Pieux-Decollognes responded with 20 points for Lausanne.

Lugano Tigers - Fribourg 101-70
Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: San Diego St.) scored 24 points to lead Lugano to a surprisingly easy win against Fribourg. Derek Stockalper added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals for the Tigers. Brendon Polyblank replied with 19 points for Fribourg.

Monthey - Boncourt 79-73
Jean-Richard Volcy (202-F-82, college: N.Michigan) led Monthey past Boncourt. He delivered 24 points, while Ryan Richards contributed 20 points and 11 boards in the 10th win for Monthey. Damien Goodman replied with 20 points for the Red Team.

MGS - Geneva Devils 84-89
Geneva narrowly defeated MGS on the road. Rashard Lee (198-F-77, college: Tennessee) scored 29 points and collected 9 rebounds for the Devils. Yannick Zachee added 18 points and 9 assists in the victory. MGS responded with 26 points from Brian Gilmore.



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Pazi edge Oilers in basketball thriller - by Carlos Pereira
Pazi narrowly edged Oilers by 62-61 points in a nerve-jangling match of the ongoing Dar es Salaam regional basketball league played at the National Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

The winners had to wait for last minutes heroics from their dependable player Mohamed Mshale, who expertly slotted in the last-gasp free throw to hand his side the crucial league victory.

Oilers, who fielded most of their experienced players including Pius Seni, Gerard Baru, Lusajo Samwel and Mtwa Mwandemane, trailed Pazi for most of the first and second quarters of the game.
However, they re-discovered their rhythm to take control of the game thereafter and set up a pulsating encounter that kept fans spellbound throughout.
Oilers looked to have downplayed their opponents prowess early on, eventually paid a heavy price as Pazi pressed hard for points to take a giant lead of 16-9 points at the end of the quarter.
Pazi were inspired by their diminutive guards Ladislaus Ikungula and Dismas Charles who easily dribble past Oilers defense to score more points in the second quarter before leading by 32-25 points.
Oilers woke from slumber to bounce back into the game as the third quarter got underway as they worked hard to reduce the margin.
Baru proved more productive when Oilers needed him the most particularly in the third quarter in which the agile play maker orchestrated a series of clever moves that won his team points. At times he made captivating solo moves to score much to the delight of his teams fans.
Oilers were aggressive in the third quarter while taking control of the game as Baru combined well with Seni and Samwel who played skillfully to take a 45-39 points lead.
Pazi mounted constant pressure on Oilers hoop in the last quarter as Mshale synchronised well with Ikungula and Dennis Chibula to pounce on defensive mistakes committed by their opponents.
The scoreboard was in deuce of 61 points as the game came close to the end but two free throws won by Mshale made all the difference to separate the teams.
Mshale scored 23 points during the match while team mates Chibula and Ikungula finished with 13 and 11 points respectively for Pazi. Oilers Samwel had 20 points and teammate Naftael Msogoti added 12 points.

In another match played at the same venue earlier on the day, Tanzania Prisons maintained their winning streak with a convincing 61-51 victory over JKT Mgulani.
Prisons skipper John Damas scored 15 points and team mates Samwel Sige and Albert Kasigara added 11 and nine points, respectively.
Joas Maheta and Vincent Kagosi finished with 14 points apiece and Omari Mohamed added ten points for the losing side, JKT Mgulani.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN


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  TURKEY   


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mustafa ABI
  ITU
  (197-G-79)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Abi, ITU22.8 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.7 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld22.1 
 4. Curtis, Beykoz21.7 
 5. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 6. Kan, Yesilyurt20.1 
 7. Hairston, Duzce G.19.0 
 8. Karamahmut, Usak18.6 
 9. Eiukwu, Usak18.3 
 10. Mutaf, FMV.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt13.2 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal13.1 
 3. Curtis, Beykoz11.8 
 4. Mims, Istanbul.11.8 
 5. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.6 
 6. Eiukwu, Usak11.1 
 7. Egemonye, Optimum .10.5 
 8. Gokay, Akcakoca P.10.3 
 9. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 10. Gray, Gelis.9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Admir KAN
  Yesilyurt
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Kan, Yesilyurt5.9 
 2. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.9 
 3. Fisher, Akcakoca P.5.4 
 4. Tutuncu, Beykoz5.2 
 5. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.2 
 6. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.5.1 
 7. Senol, Final Genclik5.1 
 8. Gacemer, Gelisim5.0 
 9. Akyol, Olin Genclik4.4 
 10. Ay, TED Istanb.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.1 
 2. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.5 
 3. Gursu, Genc Banvit2.3 
 4. Guney, TED Istanbul2.3 
 5. Ozseven, TED I.2.3 
 6. Mutaf, FMV I.2.2 
 7. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.2 
 8. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.1 
 9. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.0 
 10. Kan, Yesilyu.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.6 
 2. Hairston, Duzce G.2.4 
 3. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 4. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.1 
 5. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 6. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.8 
 7. Mims, Istanbul.1.8 
 8. Egemonye, Optimum .1.7 
 9. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 10. Balto, Genc.1.5 


Hedo Turkoglu's 2 free throws lift Raptors over Lakers - by Eurobasket News
Hedo Turkoglu (6'9''-F-79) made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left as the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-105 on Sunday night

Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) scored 22 points, Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) and Jarrett Jack (6'3''-G-83, college: Georgia Tech) each had 18 and Marco Belinelli (6'5''-G-86) added 15 for the Raptors, who are 6-0 at home this season against Western Conference opponents.

Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) missed a last-second jump shot and fell one assist shy of his first triple-double of the season, scoring 27 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Bryant, who shot 11 for 24, has 16 career triple-doubles.

Bryant took an inbound pass from Luke Walton but his fadeaway jumper rimmed out as the Lakers lost for the second time in three games.

Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum (7'0''-C-87, agency: David Lee services) had 21 and Jordan Farmar (6'2''-G-86, college: UCLA) 17 for the Lakers.

Bosh also had 13 rebounds for Toronto, which has won four of six.

The Lakers didn't trail through the first three quarters but gave up the lead in the fourth on a Bargnani 3-pointer with 7:33 left, putting Toronto up 93-90. Farmar answered with a 3 of his own, but a Belinelli 3 from the corner at 6:26 restored Toronto's lead, making it 98-95.

The Raptors weren't in front for long, with baskets from Gasol and Bryant putting the Lakers back on top, 99-98, with 4:57 left. Bargnani made two free throws to give the Raptors a 100-99 edge with 4:34 left, but Bynum and Farmar countered for Los Angeles, making it 103-100 with 2:24 to go.

Toronto wasn't done, with Bargnani making the free throw after he was fouled on a reverse layup to make it 105-104 with 1:16 remaining. Bryant and Bargnani both missed jumpers before Belinelli knocked a loose ball out of play with 15 seconds remaining and 3 seconds on the shot clock. Bryant's quick jumper bounced off the rim and Bosh grabbed the rebound, giving Toronto one final chance with 11 seconds to play.

The Raptors gave the ball to Turkoglu, who was fouled by Gasol with 1.2 seconds left. Turkoglu, who went 6 for 6 from the line, made both free throws, setting up the dramatic finish.

Bargnani, who returned to Toronto's starting lineup after sitting out Friday's win over Milwaukee with a sore lower back, brought the crowd to its feet with a reverse dunk in the first.

Gasol scored 10 points in the opening quarter as Los Angeles led 24-21 after one. Bynum scored 11 points in the second but the Raptors hung tough and only a Bryant jumper with two seconds left in the half separated the teams at the intermission, with the Lakers up 56-54.

Los Angeles opened the third with a 7-0 run, forcing Toronto to call time out. The Raptors held firm again, getting six points from Jack and five each from Belinelli and Turkoglu to cut the deficit to 84-82 heading into the fourth.

Toronto's Jose Calderon had to leave the game after he was cut over the right eye when Derek Fisher swiped for the ball in the third. Calderon returned in the fourth after getting two stitches.

NOTES: Bosh tipped a Gasol miss into his own basket in the first. ... The Lakers, who play the Wizards in Washington on Tuesday, are scheduled to visit the White House on Monday afternoon. ... Bynum started for the Lakers despite missing the team flight from New York City on Saturday morning. 'His bags made it to Toronto but he didn't,' coach Phil Jackson said. Bynum was punished with a fine, and had to pay his own fare to Toronto.


Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com


TB2L: Round 14 review - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Gelisim - Yeni Nesil 81-77
Recai Ozturk (198-F-82) poured in 25 points and Marquise Gray (203-C-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Michigan St.) added 16 to go with his 15 rebounds as they led Gelisim to 81-77 win over Yeni Nesli. For visiting team, Berkan Dizici had 16 while Can Mizrapoglu added 14 points.

Pertevniyal - Duzce Genclik 88-74
Pertevniyal was better than Duzce Genclik 88-74 thanks to 29 points and 11 boards by Orhan Haciyeva (89) as well as 15 points by Ali Isik (205-F-90). On the other side, James Hariston had 27 points in loss.

Final Genclik - Selcuk Univ. 73-86
Selcuk Universitesi was better than their host Final Gencilk, winning the contest 73-86. Visiting team was led to victory by Nikolay Pastal (202-F-83) who scored 20 points while he was followed by Cemal Bayraktar (184-G-82, agency: 1x1 Sports) and Azizcan Ozdemir who added 19 and 18 points respectively. For hosts, Guven Esmer had 14 points while Gokberk Naldoven added 12.

Beykoz - Istanbul B.B. 77-75
Beykoz hosted Istanbul BB and had more luck to record 77-75 win. Dwayne Curtis (203-C-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Mississippi) led the way with 19 points and 17 rebounds, while Serhat Koymen (177-G-78) added 16. On the other side, not even 29 points by Sezgin Eris were enough to avoid defeat.

Orman Genc - Trabzonspor 55-67
Trabzonspor stole one from Orman Genc as they have beaten them 55-67. Visitors were led by Firat Aydemir (187-G-80) and Gohkan Orcun Tunca who scored 18 and 17 points respectively. For hosts, Muhamed Tachi had 14 points.

Vestel - Hacettepe Un. 78-80
Hacettepe won a thriller of a game against Vestel, recording 78-80 away win. Cem Coskun (209-C-87) led the way with 16 points while Ozgur Adiguzel (196-G-77) and Jermaine Dearman added 14 apiece. For hosts, Emre Ozpulat had 16 points in loss.

Group B
Akhisar Bld - Genc Telekom 93-96
Genc Telekom also won away from home, as they have beaten Akhisar Bld 93-96. Can Ugur Ogut (92) and Murat Goktas (201-G-87) led the way for winners with 26 and 24 points respectively. For hosts, Tyrone Nelson poured in 26 points and grabbed 18 rebounds while Leven Demirici added 22.

Optimum TED - Olin Genclik 51-53
Olin Gencilk stole one from Optimum TED winning the contest 51-53. Winning side got 12 points from Barkin Cinar (193-G-83) and Caner Ercan (86) while Serhan Kavut followed with 11 points. For hosts, Benson Egemonye had double double of 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Akcakoca P. - Genc Banvit 82-76
Akcakoca hosted Genc Banivt and came away with a 82-76 win primarily thanks to play of Albert Fisher (185-G-86, college: Kent St.) and Levent Altan (204-F-81) who poured in 26 and 22 points respectively. On the other side, Fevzi Celebioglu had 21 points in loss.

Usak - ITU 86-78
Usak overcame ITU at home, winning the game 86-78. Gurol Karamahmut (199-F-80) led the way with 22 points while Callistus Euikwu poured in 20 points and grabbed 11 boards. Mustafa Abi and Tolga Tekinlap were great for visitors, finishing the game with 24 and 20 points respectively.

FMV Isikspor - Yesilyurt 77-80
Yesilyurt played a close game with FMV Isikspor and managed to come away with 77-80 win. Visiting team was led by Admir Kan (185-G-83), who had 26 points and 11 assists. On the other side, hosts got 28 points from Can Mutaf (193-G-91).

TED Istanbul - Pamukkale 66-81
Goktug Ezel Akgor (193-G-84) had 25 points while Kaan Isbilen (207-C-83) and Sahin Ekmen chipped in 13 and 12 respectively helping Pamukkale record 66-81 away win over TED Istanbul. Hosts got 18 points from Jermon Horton while Alican Guney finished the game with 16.



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Basketball - James Named NEWMAC Player of the Week - by David Edole
NEW LONDON, CONN.-- (1/25/10)--Coast Guard Academy junior forward Jevon James (196-F) has been named the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Player of the Week.

Coast Guard beat Wheaton 80-76 in their only game of the week to improve to 3-2 in conference play, its best start in conference play in ten years. The Bears are 6-9 overall.

James, who leads the NEWMAC in rebounding with 9.5 rebounds per game, leads the Bears in scoring (13.1 ppg.) and field goal percentage (52.8 percent). He had 20 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in the win over Wheaton. It was his seventh double-double of the season and his third in the last four games.

He connected on nine of 14 from the floor in the Bears only game of the week and James made a pair of key free throws with 37 seconds left as the Bears held on for the win.



Peltier matches career high - by David Edole
Goleta, Calif. - Orlando Johnson and James Nunnally scored career highs with 27 and 25 points, respectively, Saturday night to lead UC Santa Barbara to an 85-80 overtime Big West Conference victory over Cal State Fullerton.

Johnson hit a clutch 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 72 and force overtime in which UCSB (10-7, 5-2) never trailed.

Jer'Vaughn Johnson scored a career-high 20 points for Fullerton (8-10, 3-4), which lost its third in a row despite overcoming a 16-point second half deficit. The Titans only leads of the game were at 70-69 on a 3-point field goal by Devon Peltier (180-G) and then 72-69 after two Peltier free throws with 19.8 seconds left. Peltier finished with 21 points, matching his career high.

Gerard Anderson had a double-double for Fullerton with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Jacques Streeter had 11 points and 6 assists.
Fullerton plays a non-conference game Tuesday night at Cal State Bakersfield.



Brown scores 25 - by David Edole
The Star Ledger, January 24, 2010 7:50 p.m.

Less than 18 hours after its emotional one-point victory over top-ranked St. Patrick, St. Benedict's returned to the court and made short work of a public-school foe at the Izod Showcase at Caldwell College. Aaron Brown (193-G-92) got things going early by sinking five of his six 3-pointers and scoring 20 of his game-high 25 points in the first half as St. Benedict's assumed a 39-13 lead. Gilvydas Biruta added 15 points and seven rebounds while Myck Kabongo and Sidiki Johnson contributed 11 points apiece. Nate Bolden and Devron Clark each scored 13 points for Long Branch, which played hard throughout the contest against the nationally ranked prep school from Newark.

Long Branch 43
Name 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Total
Nate Bolden 6 0 1 13
Devron Clark 3 1 4 13
Dwight Clark 0 0 0 0
Jaili Downs 0 0 0 0
Derek Dudley 0 0 2 2
Tyquan Hunter 1 0 0 2
Jacob Jones 0 0 0 0
Ezra Kelly 2 0 0 4
Fakhir Lamberson 0 0 0 0
Josh Wilson 1 0 0 2
Karahn Morris 1 1 2 7

Totals: 14 2 9
St. Benedict's 82
Name 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Total
Gilvydas Biruta 7 0 1 15
Aaron Brown 3 6 1 25
Sidiki Johnson 4 0 3 11
Myck Kabongo 3 1 2 11
J.P. Kambola 0 0 0 0
Marcelo Kambola 0 1 0 3
Andris Misters 0 0 1 1
Xavier Munford 2 0 1 5
Mike Poole 3 0 0 6
Reuel Moore 1 1 0 5

Totals: 23 9 9
St. Benedict's (14-1) 17 22 20 23 82
Long Branch (8-6) 7 6 13 17 43


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Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Budivelnyk 12-1 
 2. Ferro-ZNTU 11-2 
 3. Kryvbasbasket 10-3 
 4. BC Odessa 9-3 
 5. BC Kyiv 9-4 
 6. Halychyna 7-6 
 7. Khimik 7-6 
 8. Dnipro 6-6 
 9. Azovmash 6-7 
 10. Hoverla 5-7 
 11. Mykolaiv 4-9 
 12. DniproAzot 2-11 
 13. Pulsar 1-12 
 14. Gryfony 0-12 
Folded
 1. BC Donetsk 0-0 


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Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Sheffield S. 16-4 
 2. Newcastle E. 16-5 
 3. Scottish R. 12-6 
 4. MK Lions 11-5 
 5. Cheshire J. 11-8 
 6. Worthing T. 11-9 
 7. Everton T. 10-8 
 8. Leicester R. 9-9 
 9. Guildford H. 9-12 
 10. Plymouth R. 5-12 
 11. Worcester W. 5-12 
 12. London C. 3-14 
 13. Essex Pirates 3-17 


Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Mike COOK
  Sheffield S.
  (193-G/F-84)
  Avg: 29
 1. Cook, Sheffield S.29.0 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.26.3 
 3. Harrison, MK Lions22.8 
 4. Yanders, Scottish.20.5 
 5. Lasker, Plymouth.19.8 
 6. Patton, Sheffiel.19.7 
 7. Martin, Guildford H.19.6 
 8. Valencia, Plymouth R.19.5 
 9. Wierzbicki, Leices.19.3 
 10. George, Essex.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tafari TONEY
  Sheffield S.
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Toney, Sheffield S.11.9 
 2. Rowe, Plymouth R.10.3 
 3. Rodrigo, Essex P.10.1 
 4. Johnson, Leiceste.9.8 
 5. Valencia, Plymouth R.8.5 
 6. Richard, Worthing.7.8 
 7. Bratton, Worthing.7.6 
 8. Babalola, Evert.7.6 
 9. Copeland, Scottish.7.5 
 10. New, MK Lio.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jessie SAPP
  Scottish R.
  (191-G-)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Sapp, Scottish R.7.2 
 2. Martin, Plymouth.6.6 
 3. Yanders, Scottish.5.1 
 4. Middleton, Worceste.4.8 
 5. Cook, Sheffield S.4.8 
 6. Drakeford, Guildfor.4.5 
 7. Patton, Sheffiel.4.5 
 8. Bell, Everton T.4.3 
 9. Westbrooks, Leices.3.9 
 10. Gilbert, Worces.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 EJ HARRISON
  MK Lions
  (186-G-76)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Harrison, MK Lions3.3 
 2. Babalola, Evert.2.4 
 3. Bratton, Worthing.2.3 
 4. Lasker, Plymouth.2.3 
 5. Peterson, Cheshire.2.3 
 6. Middleton, Worceste.2.2 
 7. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.1 
 8. Sapp, Scottish R.2.1 
 9. Young, Cheshire J.2.0 
 10. Jivens, London.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Worthing T.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Richard, Worthing.2.9 
 2. Johnson, Leiceste.1.9 
 3. Young, Cheshire J.1.8 
 4. Toney, Sheffield S.1.7 
 5. Hilleary, Plymouth R.1.1 
 6. Smith, Worceste.1.0 
 7. Flournoy, Newcastl.1.0 
 8. Holmes, MK Lions1.0 
 9. Copeland, Scottish.1.0 
 10. Tuck, Sheffield.0.8 


Thunder Snatch Overtime Thriller - by Andy Webb
Worthing Thunder finished the weekend off in style this time, as they overcame Worcester Wolves via a dramatic 82-83 climax after a tense overtime period. Whilst Frenchman Harry Disy led the Wolves with 22 points, Devin Smith had 16 points, and American guard duo Daniel Gilbert and Rod Middleton had 15 points each for the home side. It was Reggie Bratton (193-G/F, college: Lenoir-Rhyne) however, who led all scorers in the game, with 30 points, Sherrad Prezzie-Blue had 16 points, and Evaldas Zabas put up 14 points against his former club. This was the second win of the weekend for Dave Titmuss side, as they also beat Essex Pirates 85-90 on Saturday evening. It completed a miserable weekend for the Pirates, who also lost 101-77 to Sheffield Sharks on Friday evening. The Wolves, on the other hand, will want to forget this weekend, as they surrendered 92-71 against Newcastle Eagles, also on Friday.

After Brattons three pointer rimmed out with 2 seconds left to send the game into overtime with the scores tied at 74-74, it was the visitors who started the stronger in the extra period, as they stretched out to a 76-79 lead. However, the home side came straight back into the game, a Disy free throw putting them ahead 82-81. They also stepped up the pressure defensively, but Worthing went ahead again through a Bratton three pointer with 18 seconds left, so that the score line read 82-83. The Wolves had one last opportunity to win the game, but Gilbert's long-range effort was unsuccessful and the Thunder held on for the all-important victory.

Elsewhere in the league on Sunday, Newcastle Eagles managed without player-coach Fabulous Flournoy, to beat PAWS London Capital 64-88. This was the second defeat of the weekend for London, as they also went down 62-106 to Everton Tigers, who bounced back from losing 87-98 to Cheshire Jets on Friday evening. On Sunday, the Jets defeated Guildford Heat 97-74, and Glasgow Rocks completed a double-winning weekend with a hard fought 75-83 victory over Airwaves Plymouth Raiders. They had also convincingly beaten Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders the night before in the East Midlands 66-87.





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Women News

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Sibenik wins by 79 points - by Zeljko Zule
Sibenik Jolly JBS crished PGM Ragusa by 108-29 in Round 14.
Jedinstvo-Merkur Celje 52-68: Slovenian team raced to an early double-digit lead, 26-14, kept it most of the way. Rankica Sarenac (202-C-74) finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds and Matea Tavic added 21 points. For Jedinstvo, Stanisha Graham scored 18 points, Zivana Jankovic 12, Brankica Hadzovic 11 and Jasmina Bigovic 10.
Hit Kranjska Gora-Gospic CO 61-72: Gospic trailed just early in the first quarter. Anda Jelavic scored 18 points and handed out 5 assists and Carla Thomas had 16 points and 9 rebounds. For Kranjska Gora, Viktorya Pantsiukh scored 18 points and Natalia Tratsiak-Terglav had 16 points and 9 rebounds.
Sibenik Jolly JBS-PGM Ragusa 108-29: Sibenik achieved their largest win of the season. Ivana Roje scored 25 points, Ana Semren had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Antonija Misura added 15 points handed out 14 assists and Natasa Popovic collected 15 points and 20 rebounds while Katarina Zarac led Ragusa with 11 points.
AJM Maribor-Medvescak 73-57:
Medvescak outrebounded Maribor 31-29 and shot 46 percent from the field, while Maribor shot 42 percent, but Croatian team commited 29 turnovers. Martina Dover netted 21 points, Katarina Ilijev added 18 and Marusa Furman had 14 points and 15 rebounds for Maribor. Ivana Cuncic led Medvescak with 23 points, Iava Badanjak scored 12 and Ana Cacic 10.
Mladi Krajisnik-Vojvodina 57-48: Bosnian team opened the game with a 22-10 run. Matea Vrdoljak in her debut scored game-high 18 points and Milica Deura added 17. Vojvodina shot just 1-of-14 behind the 3-point line. Anja Stipar had 18 points and 9 rebounds, Aleksanda Cabarkapa scored 13 points.


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Gospic 12-0 
 2. Sibenik 11-2 
 3. Merkur Celje 9-5 
 4. M.Kraj. BL 7-6 
 5. Medvescak 6-8 
 6. Hit Kran.Gora 5-9 
 7. Ragusa 4-8 
 8. Jedinstvo 4-8 
 9. Vojvodina 4-10 
 10. AJM Maribor 4-10 


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Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Sydney UF
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.24.1 
 2. Harrower, Bendi.24.0 
 3. Cambage, Bulle.20.4 
 4. Cox, Townsville F.18.3 
 5. Lewis, Townsville F.16.7 
 6. Marino, Adelaide16.0 
 7. Smith, Sydney UF15.8 
 8. Francis, Adelaide15.4 
 9. Bibby, Canberra C.15.3 
 10. Kerr, Townsville.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
  Bulleen B.
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Cambage, Bulle.9.5 
 2. Kerr, Townsville F.9.4 
 3. Smith, Townsville F.9.3 
 4. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.8.9 
 5. Francis, Adelaide8.8 
 6. Bishop, Canberra C.8.3 
 7. Tolo, Canberra C.7.9 
 8. Afeaki, Sydney UF7.1 
 9. Woosnam, Adelaide7.1 
 10. Penaluna, Bulleen.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Sharin MILNER
  Bulleen B.
  (162-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Milner, Bulleen B.4.9 
 2. O''Hea, Bulleen B.4.9 
 3. Veal, Logan T.4.7 
 4. Harrower, Bendi.4.6 
 5. Marino, Adelaide4.4 
 6. Butler, Sydney UF4.1 
 7. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.0 
 8. Smith, Sydney UF3.8 
 9. Mahony, Dandenon.3.7 
 10. Hurst, Canberra.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Veal, Logan T.2.2 
 2. Bishop, Canberra C.2.2 
 3. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 4. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.9 
 5. Malpass, Perth L.1.8 
 6. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.8 
 7. Purcell, Logan T.1.6 
 8. Milner, Bulleen B.1.4 
 9. Kerr, Townsville F.1.3 
 10. Mahony, Danden.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tanya SMITH
  Townsville F.
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Smith, Townsville F.1.2 
 2. Lewis, Townsville F.1.1 
 3. Smith, Sydney UF1.1 
 4. Kerr, Townsville F.1.1 
 5. Roberts, AIS1.0 
 6. Tolo, Canberra C.0.9 
 7. Starks, Perth L.0.9 
 8. Harrower, Bendi.0.9 
 9. Graham, Logan T.0.9 
 10. Joy, A.0.8 


WNBL: Round 15 review - by Eurobasket News
Townsville F. - Bulleen B. 86-100
Easy one for the top-ranked Bulleen Boomers, who improved to impressive 18-1 score. Jenna O'Hea (187-F-87) was totally the best player in this victory draining 36 points. She made 7 of 8 attempts from behind the arc. Rohanee Cox (182-F-80) scored 33 pts in defeat.

Adelaide - Dandenong R. 74-66
Jessica Foley (182-G-83, college: Duke) stepped up for Adelaide with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Cayla Francis (192-C-89) also had very important role adding 18 points and 14 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Alison Downie had 15 pts and 6 rebs. Adelaide 11-8, Dandenong 5-14.

Logan T. - Bulleen B. 67-93
The Boomers had couple of players in a game mood against the Logan Thunder. Elizabeth Cambage (203-C-91) was the leading one with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Sarah Graham (163-G-89) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds in loss.

Perth L. - Dandenong R. 61-55
Ashley Gilmore (180-F-88) scored 12 points for 16 minutes on the floor in this victory. Kate Malpass (176-G-88) and Melissa Marsh followed her with 11 pts each. Alison Downie had 14 pts for the Rangers.

Canberra C. - Sydney UF 81-78
13th victory for the Caps, who got 25 points and 13 rebounds from superstar Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81). Jessica Bibby (169-G-79) followed with 14 pts. In Syndney UF (14-5), Deanna Smith collected 30 points and 9 rebounds.

AIS - Sydney UF 51-87
Sydney UF cruised past the last ranked AIS getting 20 points and 8 rebounds from Suzy Batkovic-Brown (193-C-80). Ellie Manou (191-F-89, college: Oregon) helped with 16 pts and 8 rebs. In AIS (0-18), Tess Magden netted 16 pts.

Bendigo S. - Adelaide 89-86
Kelly Wilson (168-G-84) top-scored in victory with 22 points and she had 9 rebounds beside that. Kristi Harrower (166-G-75) secured a great help adding 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Jessica Foley shined in defeat with 26 pts and 9 rebounds.



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Standings - AWBL
AWBL Standings
 1. Fl.Foxes 14-1 
 2. Union Kuenring 10-4 
 3. WBC Raiffeisen 9-5 
 4. Jocher's D. 8-7 
 5. Graz 2-13 
 6. Vienna 87 1-14 


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Standings - Women
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 18-2 
 2. Berezina 15-5 
 3. Olimpia 14-4 
 4. Sozh Gomel 13-7 
 5. BrGU 9-11 
 6. Victoria 6-14 
 7. Temp-Mogilev. 3-15 
 8. RGUOR 0-20 


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  BELGIUM - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Waregem 14-2 
 2. Sint Kateline 13-2 
 3. BBC Boom 10-6 
 4. R.Spirou M. 10-6 
 5. Point Chaud 9-7 
 6. Ieper 6-10 
 7. Dexia 6-10 
 8. Jeugd Gentson 5-10 
 9. Houthalen 4-12 
 10. N.Namur 2-14 


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Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Zeljeznicar 11-0 
 2. Celik 10-2 
 3. Jedinstvo 9-2 
 4. Sloboda 8-3 
 5. Banovici 7-5 
 6. Borac ML-IEFK 5-4 
 7. Tomislav 4-7 
 8. Brotnjo 94 4-8 
 9. Trebinje 2-10 
 10. Igman 1-10 
 11. Brcko 1-10 


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Montana surprised Lukoil again - by Valentin Anguelov
The holders of Cup 'Ledenika' Bulgaria Montana 2003 will have the chance to retain the trophy after defeating today the champions Lukoil Neftochimic 82-77.

Montana 2003 started very strong and took a 12-2 lead but after the first ten minutes Lukoil was ahead 21-19. After the half the champions were up 47-38 and all looked good for them.
After the break the Cup holders played much better and took a 4-point lead goint in to the fourth quarter. In the last ten minutes Montana 2003 didn't let the lead slip away and held on to it to reach the final for second straight year.

Very strong game for the winners had Agnesa Doychinova who finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds. Ivelina Vrancheva had 19 points while Zhaneta Zhelyova 13.

22 points for Lukoil had Tracy Edwards and Angela Tisdale added 14.

Tomorrow at 18.00 hrs Montana 2003 will face Dunav Econt repeating the last year final. Before that game Beroe 07 and Lukoil Neftochimic will play to determine the third placed team.

FULL STATS OF THE LUKOIL NEFTOCHIMIC - MONTANA 2003 GAME


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