EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/17/2010

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Cedevita 3-0 
 2. CEZ Nymburk 3-0 
 3. U.Olimpija 3-0 
 4. Buducnost 2-0 
 5. KK Zagreb CO 2-0 
 6. Hemofarm 1-1 
 7. Cibona 1-2 
 8. Krka 1-2 
 9. Partizan 1-2 
 10. Radnicki K. 1-2 
 11. Siroki TT 1-2 
 12. Zadar 0-2 
 13. Crvena Zvez. 0-3 
 14. Igokea 0-3 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Michael LEE
  Radnicki K.
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Lee, Radnicki K.29.7 
 2. Bogdanovic, Cibona23.7 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm23.5 
 4. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.20.0 
 5. Simmons, CEZ N.18.7 
 6. Morovic, Siroki TT17.5 
 7. Benda, CEZ Nymburk17.0 
 8. Nikolic, Crvena Zvez.16.7 
 9. Zoric, KK.16.0 
 10. Nedovic, Crvena Z.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Zoric, KK.11.0 
 2. Vladovic, Zadar8.0 
 3. Necas, CEZ Nymburk7.7 
 4. Radosevic, Cibona7.3 
 5. Nikolic, Crvena Zvez.7.3 
 6. Johnson, Cibona7.3 
 7. Car, Zadar7.0 
 8. Brown, Zadar7.0 
 9. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.7 
 10. Rakocevic, Igokea6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Afik NISSIM
  CEZ Nymburk
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Nissim, CEZ N.7.5 
 2. Draper, Cedevita6.7 
 3. Nedovic, Crvena Z.4.7 
 4. Otasevic, Buducnost4.0 
 5. Renfroe, KK.4.0 
 6. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.0 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki K.4.0 
 8. Stipcevic, Cibona4.0 
 9. Kecman, Partizan3.5 
 10. Pavkovic, Hemofarm3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  U.Olimpija
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ilievski, U.Olimpija3.0 
 2. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.3.0 
 3. Jagodnik, U.Olimpija3.0 
 4. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.7 
 5. Draper, Cedevita2.3 
 6. Ozbolt, U.Olimpija2.3 
 7. Simmons, CEZ N.2.3 
 8. Radosevic, Cibona2.3 
 9. Johnson, Cibona2.3 
 10. Vitkovac, Igokea2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jan VESELY
  Partizan
  (211-F-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Vesely, Partizan1.5 
 2. Zoric, KK.1.0 
 3. Katic, Partizan1.0 
 4. Edwards, Cedevita1.0 
 5. Nikolic, Crvena Zvez.1.0 
 6. Booker, Krka1.0 
 7. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.0 
 8. Macvan, Hemofarm1.0 
 9. Kasun, KK.1.0 
 10. Anagonye, U.Olimpija0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Penarol 2-0 
 2. Gimnasia CR 1-0 
 3. La Union 1-0 
 4. Libertad S. 1-0 
 5. Monte Hermoso 1-0 
 6. Obras 1-0 
 7. Regatas C. 1-0 
 8. Sionista 1-0 
 9. Argentino 0-1 
 10. Atenas 0-1 
 11. Club 9 0-1 
 12. Estudiantes 0-1 
 13. Lanus 0-1 
 14. Olimpico LB 0-1 
 15. Quimsa 0-1 
 16. Boca Jrs 0-2 


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


3 straight win for the Philippine Patriots - by Sheryl Reyes
Once again the Philippine Patriots have won their third game vs Brunei Barracudas 67-72 the Brunei Barracudas were outscored and got their third lost in their first ASEAN Basketball League home game score was 67-72.

The Philippine Patriots led by as many as 10 points early in the fourth quarter but the Barracudas tied it up with a Chester Tolomia three-pointer at 55-55 with 4:40 to go.the Barracudas was struggling but kept their hopes high that they can beat the Philippine Patriots with less than a minute to go, the barracudas established a five-point, 60-55 lead on the back of two Williams Ramsey free throws also Chris Commons (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken) free throw with 24 seconds left gave them a six-point, 61-55 lead but the unstoppable Cabatu had two three-pointers to push the game into overtime.

Although a sad third lost ,the Brunei Barracudas American Import Chris Commons did all he could do in his power to win that game for them,he led the Barracudas with a double-double, 17-point, 11-rebound performance. .

The Patriots players had a good game performance leading it was Cabatu with (16), Ernesto Billiones (14), Donald Little (211-C-78, college: Cincinnati) (14) and Benedict III Fernandez (11) in double figures as well. Little also had a double-double with his 13 rebounds.The Patriots will next play the unbeaten Thailand Slammers and will face their ex import Jason Dixon, while the Barracudas will get on a plane to visit Satria Muda in Jakarta and hope they get their first win.



KL DRAGONS seeking first win with new phil-american import White and American Import Hartman - by Sheryl Reyes
The KL Dragons fell to their second consecutive defeat last week Oct 10, 2010 vs Satria Muda with 77-68 final score. Angelus Santos Raymundo led the Dragons with a double-double, scoring 20 points and pulling down 21 rebounds and teammate Rudy Lingganay chipped in with 17. The Dragons shot 26/77 (34%) from field-goal range and pulled down 42 rebounds to Satria Mudas 28' the second loss in a row is worrying the Dragons coaching staff that made them do some changes , they have hired ex phil-am Brunei Barracudas player Kevin White who will be seen in action as they play against Singapore Slingers Sunday October 17. 2010 White is expected to big help for the other imports and locals as he can be key ingredient for upcomming wins also with the arrival of Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) we will sure see new moves and changes in the KL Dragons squad

Standings
O Standings
 1. Philip.Patriots 3-0 
 2. Thailand S. 3-0 
 3. Singapore S. 1-1 
 4. Satria Muda 1-2 
 5. KL Dragons 0-2 
 6. Barracudas 0-3 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Ervin, Hawks27.0 
 2. Loughton, Taipans21.0 
 3. Harvey, Blaze20.0 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.20.0 
 5. Hinder, Crocodiles18.0 
 6. Nevill, Tigers17.0 
 7. Gruber, Hawks16.0 
 8. Ubaka, Taipans16.0 
 9. Braswell, Breakers16.0 
 10. McCullough, Sydney K.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luke NEVILL
  Tigers
  (218-C-86)
  Avg: 12
 1. Nevill, Tigers12.0 
 2. Khazzouh, Sydney K.11.5 
 3. Saville, Hawks8.0 
 4. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 5. Gruber, Hawks7.0 
 6. Loughton, Taipans7.0 
 7. Crosswhite, Taipa.6.0 
 8. Schenscher, Croco.6.0 
 9. Grizzard, Sydney K.6.0 
 10. Garlepp, Blaze5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Michael CEDAR
  Crocodiles
  (195-G-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Cedar, Crocodiles5.0 
 2. Cooper, Sydney K.5.0 
 3. Tragardh, Tigers5.0 
 4. Blalock, Crocodiles4.0 
 5. Crosswhite, Taipa.4.0 
 6. Grizzard, Sydney K.3.5 
 7. Ervin, Hawks3.0 
 8. Saville, Hawks3.0 
 9. Crosswell, Crocodiles3.0 
 10. Braswell, Breakers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar FORMAN
  Hawks
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Forman, Hawks4.0 
 2. Saville, Hawks3.0 
 3. Khazzouh, Sydney K.3.0 
 4. Crosswhite, Taipa.2.0 
 5. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 6. Blanchfield, Croco.2.0 
 7. Harvey, Blaze1.0 
 8. Hinder, Crocodiles1.0 
 9. Cedar, Crocodiles1.0 
 10. Davidson, Hawks1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric DEVENDORF
  Tigers
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Devendorf, Tigers3.0 
 2. Ervin, Hawks2.0 
 3. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 4. Hoare, Blaze1.0 
 5. Gruber, Hawks1.0 
 6. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.0 
 7. Garlepp, Blaze1.0 
 8. Nevill, Tigers1.0 
 9. Dann, Sydney K.1.0 
 10. Cooper, Sydney K.0.5 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Perth 17-11 
 2. Hawks 17-12 
 3. Crocodiles 17-12 
 4. Blaze 16-13 
 5. Breakers 16-13 
 6. Taipans 11-18 
 7. Tigers 11-18 
 8. 36ers 10-18 


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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Standings
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1. Beograd 1-0 
 2. Levski 0-0 
 3. Zrinjski MC 0-0 
 4. Svjetlost 0-1 
Group B
 1. Mornar Bar 1-0 
 2. Rilski Sport 1-0 
 3. Balkan 0-0 
 4. Feni Indistrija 0-1 
 5. Mures 0-1 


Welcome to new season of Balkan League - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Svjetlost - Beograd 66-72
The 2010/2011 edition of the EUROHOLD Balkan League started with a really dramatic game. In the season opener in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, the local side KK Brod-Svjetlost was close to winning against OKK Beograd, but the more experience in Marko Icelics squad was decisive and in the end OKK won 66:72. KK Brod-Svjetlost enjoyed a great start of the game, being supported by more than 2000 spectators in Dvorana Vijus, Igor Kovacevic's team started the game with a run of 9:3. With 3.34 left in the first, Brod led the score 15:10. Petar Cosic closed the first quarter with a basket to make it 24:19 for KK Brod-Svjetlost after 10 minutes. The home team continued to push in the start of the second period and managed to extend their lead to 9 points - 30:21 after another lay-up by Petar Cosic. The biggest lead - 36:25 was fixed after Srdan Helbich scored two points with 6.02 left until halftime. Brod continued to lead the game with a good margin and were up 44:37 at halftime. In the third period, OKK seemed way more motivated than the first half and quickly managed to decrease Brod-Svjetlosts lead to just one point - 47:46 after a jumper by Slobodan Stanojevic, finishing a 3:9 run. After two succesful free-throws, OKK had their first lead of the game - 47:48 with 5.57 remaining in the third. Anyway, the home side turned things in their way again and after 30 minutes they were still ahead with 54:52. The decisive last quarter of the game started with four to nothing run by KK Brod-Svjetlost. The two teams changed the lead a couple of times, before Brod managed to break away - 63:61 with 3.16 left. OKK responded with a 7-0 run, finished by a basket from Dragan Simic to set the score at 63:68. Filip Vukicevic (203-F-88) gave hope to the home crowd by scoring for 66:70 with 24 seconds on the clock, but Slavko Stefanovic (206-C-81, agency: BeoExcell) finished things with two good free-throws for 66:72. Youngster Matej Karlovic impressed for the home team KK Brod-Svjetlost, finishing with 17 points. Point guard Petar Cosic added 16 points, while Ljubo Samadan scored 14 points, along with 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Filip Vukicevic was impressive in the paint, finishing with 9 rebounds. OKK Beograds key to tonights victory - Slavko Stefanovic managed to score 26 points. The former Lukoil Academic man did this on 7/11 2 pts FG and 100% from the 3 and the charity stripe - 2/2 and 6/6. He was the only player from the visiting side to finish in double digits. *Courtesy of BIBL (www.balkanleague.net)

Levski - Ulcinj 81-58
Box-score will be available soon.
Group B
Mures - Rilski Sport 89-90
Rilski Sport started the new edition of Balkan League with 89-90 road win against Mures. Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88, agency: 011 Sports) was the leading player in this victory with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) shined for the hosts with 31 points and 7 boards.

Feni Indistrija - Mornar Bar 100-106
Mornar Bar outgunned Feni Industrija on the road to start the new season of Balkan League. Ivan Jelenic (190-G-85, agency: BeoExcell) top-scored in Mornar with 19 points, while Lance Sullivan (185-G) followed with one point less. For the Macedonian champion, Bosko Jovovic (205-F/C-83, agency: 011 Sports) delivered 19 points.


OKK Beograd inks Nenad Misanovic - by Eurobasket News
OKK Beograd came up with important signing for rest of the season. The Serbian outfit signed a deal with center Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84). The 26-year-old player arrives to OKK Beograd from PBG Basket Poznan, where he finished last season. Misanovic joined them in January and averaged 4.7 points and 3 rebounds for 9 games. He started the season in Radnicki Kragujevac. For 6 Adriatic league games with them, Misanovic had 3.3 ppg and 1 rpg.
Season 2008/09, Nenad Misanovic split between Buducnost Podgorica and Igokea Aleksandrovac. From 2005 to February of 2008 he was a member of Crvena Zvezda. In their last season he had 10.5 ppg and 5 rpg for 21 games in Adriatic league. After that, Misanovic signed a deal with Dynamo Moscow, but struggled to get minutes there. He appeared just in 5 ULEB Cup games registering 1.2 ppg and 2.2 rpg. In the past, he spent many years with Hemofarm Vrsac. He started there as a teenager. Misanovic played for Serbian U21 NT.


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Neptunas returns forward Valdas Vasylius - by Eurobasket News
Neptunas came up with important signing for this season. The Lithuanian outfit inked a deal with its former player Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83, college: ODU). The 27-year-old forward is back to Neptunas after one season in Russia with Krasnie Krilya Samara. He appeared 16 times for them in EuroChallenge averaging 8.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Samara reached the Finals. In Russian league, his numbers dropped to 2.2 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 19 games.
Valdas Vasylius was a member of Neptunas on season 2008/09 and was one of their best players. For 25 games in LKL he had 14.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg and 1.9 apg. Even better numbers Vasylius registered in Baltic League. For 18 games in Baltic League Challenge Cup he shined with 17.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 1.6 apg. Season before that he changed three teams: Anwil, Rethimno and Nevezis.
Valdas Vasylius is a product of the Old Dominion University, where he graduated in 2007. In his senior season, Vasylius had 15.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg for 33 games. He started basketball career with Universitetaes-Laivite Klaipeda.


Arturas Valeika joins Alytus Alita - by Eurobasket
Alytus Alita agreed terms with 25-year old forward Arturas Valeika (206-F-85, college: Midland CC). Valeika was recently tested by Naturhouse Ferrara (Italy), but has not signed a contract. Valeika is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Germany, Italy, Latvia and Ukraine. In his first game for Alitus (beat Zemgale in Baltic league), he played just 12 minutes scoring 4 points and collecting 3 rebounds.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Saulius DUMBLIAUSKAS
  Alytus Alita
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 24
 1. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.24.0 
 2. Kieza, Juventus23.0 
 3. Volkus, Techasas23.0 
 4. Jurevicus, Liepaja23.0 
 5. Bergmanis, Zemgale22.0 
 6. Saage, Rakvere21.0 
 7. Osby, TT.20.4 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis18.5 
 9. Kaufmanis, Valmiera18.0 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkoping17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Scott WILSON
  Zemgale
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Wilson, Zemgale13.0 
 2. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.10.0 
 3. Kieza, Juventus10.0 
 4. Osby, TT.9.4 
 5. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.2 
 6. Staniulis, Perlas9.0 
 7. Stimac, Ventspils9.0 
 8. Veski, Rakvere9.0 
 9. Eziukwu, TU/Rock9.0 
 10. Krabbendam, Kalev/Cr.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Techasas
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Ezerskis, Techasas8.0 
 2. Dainys, Rudupis7.5 
 3. Peciukeviciu., Sakal.7.0 
 4. Bergmanis, Zemgale6.0 
 5. Jasikevicius, Kaunas6.0 
 6. Kriisa, TT.6.0 
 7. Rinkevicius, Techasas6.0 
 8. Maceina, Juventus5.0 
 9. Viskontas, Perlas4.5 
 10. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Scott WILSON
  Zemgale
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Wilson, Zemgale4.0 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.0 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas4.0 
 4. Saage, Rakvere3.5 
 5. Birgelis, Alytus A.3.0 
 6. Valters, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Leppik, TU/Rock2.7 
 8. Dorbek, Rakvere2.5 
 9. Vairogs, Ventspils2.5 
 10. Anderson, Ventspils2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.8 
 2. Jezukevicius, Sakalai2.0 
 3. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.7 
 4. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.7 
 5. Berzins, VEF Riga1.5 
 6. Beard, Liepaja1.5 
 7. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.3 
 8. Cain, VEF Riga1.3 
 9. Jankauskas, Rudupis1.3 
 10. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. VEF Riga 4-0 
 2. Rudupis 3-1 
 3. Ventspils 2-0 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 2-1 
 5. Nevezis 2-1 
 6. Norrkoping 2-1 
 7. TU/Rock 2-2 
 8. Siauliai 2-3 
 9. Liepaja 1-2 
 10. Perlas 1-3 
 11. TTU/Kalev 1-4 
 12. Valmiera 0-4 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Alytus Alita 1-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 3. Naglis-Adakris 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. Zemgale 0-1 
Group B
 1. Juventus 1-0 
 2. Sakalai 1-0 
 3. Techasas 1-0 
 4. Kaunas 0-1 
 5. Rakvere 0-2 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Aalstar 3-1 
 2. Antwerp 2-1 
 3. Oostende 2-2 
 4. Charleroi 1-0 
 5. Verviers-Pep. 1-0 
 6. Gent 1-1 
 7. M.Hainaut 1-1 
 8. Liege 0-2 
 9. Leuven 0-3 


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  BOSNIA   


Zrinjski Mostar parts ways with forward Washington - by Eurobasket News
Zrinjski Mostar started continued adjusting their roster, before their first game in the EUROHOLD Balkan League. After signing American forward Anthony Washington (206-F/C-83, college: Portland St.) in order to strengthen things up in the paitn for the new season, the Bosnian squad released Washington as quick as they signed him.

The reasons for both sides parting ways are unknown, but Zrinjski are working on finding a replacement for their foreign big man, as there are a couple of names in the air at this time. The most interesting one is Tomislav Ramljak, who was part of the team last season, averaging 10.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

Washington is reportedly object of interes to some clubs in Mexico after leaving Bosnia and the BIBL participant from Mostar.

Courtesy of www.balkanleague.net


Mirza Teletovic shines against Memphis Grizzlies - by Eurobasket News
Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) shined for his Caja Laboral in a friendly game against the NBA team Memphis Grizzlies. The Bosnian superstar collected 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists, but unfortunately his team was not able to avoid defeat. In a high-scoring game, the Grizzlies celebrated 110-105 victory. Full game report is below.

Memphis Grizzlies 110-105 Caja Laboral
Caja Laboral's Euroleague American Tour debut was an impressive one, but the Spanish champ ran out of steam in the fourth quarter and their late comeback was not enough in a 110-105 loss at the Memphis Grizzlies. Laboral led by double-figures in the second quarter and held narrow leads at halftime and at the end of the third quarter, but a 10-0 Memphis charge in the middle of the fourth quarter to put the hosts up 14 was too much to overcome. The visitors did respond to get within 4 in the final minute and sent Marcelinho Huertas to the line to further close the gap, but he missed and instead Memphiss Mike Conley iced the win from the line. Conley led Memphis with 27 points, Sam Young added 21 off the bench and former Euroleaguer and Spanish national team center Marc Gasol scored 12. Mirza Teletovic paced Laboral with 24 points and 9 assists, Fernando San Emeterio netted 15, David Logan and Brad Olseon added 14 each, teenager Dejan Musli scored 10 before fouling out and Huertas tallied 7 points and 11 assists in defeat. Laboral continues on to San Antonio where it will wrap up its participation in Euroleague American Tour 2010 on Saturday night.
Laboral came out just as it wanted to by winning the tip and having Teletovic drain a three-pointer. The teams traded baskets and leads with Olseon for Laboral and O.J Mayo for Memphis playing leading roles. After a Mayo triple made it 13-10, Oleson hit back-to-back threes to put the visitors back on top. Marc Gasol carried the hosts back within 1, however Muslis first points and a runner from Teletovic put Laboral up 19-25 at the end of the first quarter. A Huertas jumper started the second quarter and he then assisted to Logan for a triple that gave the Spanish champs their first double-digit lead, 19-30. Young took over the scoring load for Memphis and started to narrow the gap, but Logan remained red hot. Memphis cut the gap down to 4, but a Nemanja Bjelica three put Laboral ahead by 8 again. Laboral could not stop Zach Randolph, who carried Memphis back. An Olseon three kept Laboral ahead, but Conley and Mayo managed to put Memphis on top 51-50 at halftime.
The tide of the game turned at the start of the second half as Rudy Gay and Conley scored all the points in a 12-0 run, during which Stanko Barac picked up his fifth and sixth fouls. Three-pointers from San Emeterio and Teletovic gave Laboral hope, but the Gay/Conley duo continued to generate points. Pau Ribas fired in his first three to narrow the gap to 69-64. A Musli slam and later a pair of San Emeterio free throws brought the visitors within 70-68. A Huertas layup capped the Laboral comeback and a Teletovic triple at the third-quarter buzzer made it 78-80. A Gasol basket-plus foul was matched by San Emeterio with a triple early in the fourth quarter. Memphis stormed back on top as Gasol converted another three-point play and sent Musli to the bench with 6 fouls. Darrell Arthur lifted the hosts to 88-83, but an Oleson three-pointer brought the visitors back within 3 with eight minutes remaining. Young ignited a game-clinching run with half the points in a 10-0 blitz to make it 101-88 with five-plus minutes to play. Laboral seemed to run out of steam in the final minutes and Memphis took advantage to go up by 14 with three minutes remaining. Just when it seemed the Memphis had the game one, Laboral made one final push, using full-court pressure to go on a 0-10 tear. Laboral missed a golden opportunity when Huertas missed 2 free throws that could have cut the deficit to 2 with 39.6 seconds remaining and Conley iced the win with a free throw with 28.6 seconds left.


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  BULGARIA   


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Levski 1-0 
 2. Lukoil A. 1-0 
 3. Rilski Sport 1-0 
 4. Yambol 1-0 
 5. Balkan 0-1 
 6. Cherno More 0-1 
 7. Chernomorets 0-1 
 8. Spartak P. 0-1 


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  CANADA   


Celtics 117, Raptors 112: Robinson leads Celtics - by Eurobasket News
Nate Robinson (5'9''-G-84, college: Washington) scored 23 points, Rajon Rondo had 21, and the Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 117-112 in an exhibition game last night.

Boston led by 29 but had to hold on late for its fifth win in six preseason games as the Raptors rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Celtics 39-16.

The Celtics led 101-73 heading into the fourth before the Raptors mounted a comeback against Boston's reserves. Toronto's Sonny Weems (6'6''-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) made a pair of 3-pointers and Marcus Banks made one of two from the line to cut it to 112-108 with 38 seconds left, but Robinson answered with a pair of free throws to push the lead back to six.

Linas Kleiza (6'8''-F-85, college: Missouri) and Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) each scored 15 points for the Raptors, who have lost three of four.

Ray Allen (6'6''-G-75, college: Connecticut) scored 15 points, and Marquis Daniels and Von Wafer each had 14 for the defending Eastern Conference champions.

Boston starters Kevin Garnett and Jermaine O'Neal both played 15 minutes, with Garnett scoring eight points and O'Neal adding four.

Rondo scored 16 of his points in the third, including a 12 for 15 showing at the free throw line, as Boston outscored Toronto 41-30.

Bargnani continued to struggle with his shooting, going 5 for 16. The top pick in the 2006 draft, Bargnani is 16 for 64 in five preseason games.

Weems and Leandro Barbosa each scored 12 points for the Raptors, with Banks and Amir Johnson both adding 10.

Boston forward Glenn Davis, who skipped Wednesday's win at New York with a sore left knee, returned to the lineup but fouled out after scoring five points in 10 minutes.

The Celtics shot 7 for 11 from 3-point range in the first half, including two each from Daniels and Robinson, to lead 60-43 at the intermission.

Courtesy of www.milforddailynews.com


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  CHINA   


Guandong Southern Tigers adds Harrison to their roster - by Eurobasket
The 2 time defending CBA champions Guandong Southern Tigers took one step closer to the CBA version of a '3-PEAT', when they re-signed former NBA 1st rounder 28-year old American center David Harrison (213-C-82, college: Colorado). Harrison is a perfect compliment to the talent surrounding the Tigers team. Harrison agility and offensive awareness, allow the other local Chinese players to play freely in the system. This will be David's 3rd full season in the Chinese Basketball season, as he was with the Beijing Shougang Ducks in the 08-09 CBA season. Harrison avg 16.7 ppg and 8.8 rpg while playing over 25 minutes per game.
Harrison character off the court is what makes him a valuable asset as well, as he is a consummate leader, and professional. Good luck David in your quest for CBA immortality.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  COLOMBIA   


FEDERATION CUP 2010, DAY 25 RESULTS. - by Victor Garcia
Piratas put the heart on its defense in the second half to stop a powerfull Cucuta Norte team, the game did not began well for Piratas , the injury of Humberto Soler let them with just one true poing guard Gianlucca Bacci, but Bacci was in the second half the spark of Piratas.
Cucuta had many offensive options with Moreno, Figueroa, Torres, Herrera and Sanabria, Piratas had its offensive focused on David Harrison, in the third quarter Piratas behind by 6 Harrison tired and taking air in the bench, Bacci stole a ball and finished with a thunderous dunk over Bayona, to put Piratas heart back in the game, in the last quarter Piratas keep fighting and with Harrison back got an important victory.
Piratas 77 D. Harrison 28
Cucuta Norte 76 E. Moreno 14
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Bucaros came back after a bad first half and with a great debut of Russell Carter defeated Patriotas in Tunja, Patriotas had a good start with Louis Mccullough scoring 16 in the first half, but in the second a better defense of Bucaros took them back on the game, the last quarter performance of Carter and Cortes sealed the game to Bucaros.
Bucaros 87 R. Carter 30 pts, D. Cortes 17 pts.
Patriotas 71 L. Mccullough 29 pts.


Arrieros is one game closer to clinch the first place in the regular season, after defeated Fastbreak in Medelln, Arrieros had a prolific scoring night reaching 105 pts, Fastbreak is the owner of the sixth place to the playoffs.
Arrieros 105
Fastbreak 75


Standings
Copa Federacion Standings
 1. Arrieros 19-6 
 2. Canoneros 17-8 
 3. Bucaros 16-9 
 4. Piratas 15-10 
 5. Cangrejeros 12-13 
 6. Fast Break 10-15 
 7. Patriotas 8-17 
 8. Los Pastos 3-22 


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  CROATIA   


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
 1. Alkar Sinj 2-0 
 2. Borik 2-0 
 3. KK Split 1-0 
 4. Dubrovnik 1-1 
 5. Kvarner NR 1-1 
 6. Zabok 1-1 
 7. Darda 0-1 
 8. Svjetlost 0-1 
 9. Trogir 0-1 
 10. Dubrava 0-2 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Zagreb CO
 4. Zadar


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


NBL Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Basketbol Brno - USK Praha 82-71
Basketbol Brno celebarted their first win in the League beating USK Praha 82:71. Sebastien Maio (190-G-78) and Cvek Viktor posted 15 points each for the hosts and Holloway Emmanuel as well as Gajdosik Daniel netted 13 each. Hanke Randall posted 21 points in the losing effort.

Svitavy - BK Prostejov 71-98
BK Prostejov enjoys the top with 3-0 record after the road win over Svitavy 98:71. Benas Veikalas (192-G-83, college: Metro St.) stepped up with 15 points for the guests and Landry Kyle netted 14. Teply Tomas and Kramny Radim netted 18 points each in the losing effort.

BC Kolin - Plzen 85-70
BC Kolin edged Plzen 85:70 at the Regular Season Round 3. Terry Smith (185-G-86, college: Mercyhurst) paced all the winners with 25 points and Hubalek Michal followed him with 15. Frana Pavel ended up with 18 points for the guests.

NH Ostrava - Novy Jicin 84-79
NH Ostrava upset Novy Jicin 84:79 as both teams are with 2-1 records now. Alton Mason (190-G-77, agency: Stanley International, college: Arizona St.) led the way with 17 points and Burke Dwight delivered 16 points for the home side. Muirhead Corey ended up with 14 points in the losing effort.

BK Decin - B&W Opava 81-76
BK Decin outscored B&W Opava 81:76 on Saturday as Wiliam Hatcher (188-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Miami (OH)) led the way with 18 points and Sanders Levell ended up with 15 points. Sirina Jakub delivered 14 points in defeat, whilst Blazek Jakub and Kratochvil Jan scored 12 apiece.




Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Alton MASON
  NH Ostrava
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 19
 1. Mason, NH Ostrava19.0 
 2. Landry, BK Prost.18.5 
 3. Alic, BK Decin18.5 
 4. Uhlir, NH Ostrava18.0 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava17.5 
 6. Stuchly, NH Ostrava17.5 
 7. Muirhead, Novy Jicin17.0 
 8. Jones, BC Kolin17.0 
 9. Slezas, BK Prost.16.5 
 10. Arnold, BK Pardu.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle LANDRY
  BK Prostejov
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Landry, BK Prost.11.0 
 2. Uhlir, NH Ostrava11.0 
 3. Gadri, BK Prostejov9.5 
 4. Novak, Plzen9.0 
 5. Klimes, USK Praha9.0 
 6. Machac, BC Kolin9.0 
 7. Meno, Basketbo.9.0 
 8. Sarovic, Novy Jicin8.0 
 9. Blazek, B&W Opava8.0 
 10. Landa, BK Decin8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milan SOUKUP
  Plzen
  (203-G-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Soukup, Plzen7.0 
 2. Gibson-B., NH Os.7.0 
 3. Mason, NH Ostrava6.0 
 4. Sanders, BK Decin5.5 
 5. Channels, Novy Jicin5.0 
 6. Lawrence, BK Prost.5.0 
 7. Carnecky, B&W O.4.5 
 8. Slezas, BK Prost.4.5 
 9. Macela, Svitavy4.0 
 10. Toth, BK Pardubice3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Alton MASON
  NH Ostrava
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mason, NH Ostrava4.0 
 2. Wright, BK Pardu.3.5 
 3. Gibson-B., NH Os.3.0 
 4. Hampton, BK Pardu.2.5 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava2.5 
 6. Sirina, B&W Opava2.5 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin2.5 
 8. Holloway, Basket.2.5 
 9. Kramny, Svitavy2.0 
 10. Macela, Svitavy2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.5.0 
 2. Machac, BC Kolin1.5 
 3. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.5 
 4. Dousa, BK Decin1.5 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.1.0 
 6. Kramny, Svitavy1.0 
 7. Soska, Novy Jicin1.0 
 8. Castleberry, Basket.1.0 
 9. Hanke, USK Praha1.0 
 10. Sindelar, Svitavy1.0 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Prostejov 3-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 2-0 
 3. B&W Opava 2-1 
 4. BK Decin 2-1 
 5. NH Ostrava 2-1 
 6. Novy Jicin 2-1 
 7. Basketbol Brno 1-2 
 8. BC Kolin 1-2 
 9. Plzen 0-2 
 10. Svitavy 0-2 
 11. USK Praha 0-3 
Will join on later stage:
 1. CEZ Nymburk


Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. Chomutov 5-0 
 2. J.Hradec 5-1 
 3. Sokol Prazsky 5-1 
 4. Opava B 3-2 
 5. Trutnov 3-2 
 6. Usti n/Labem 3-2 
 7. Vysehrad 3-2 
 8. Prostejov B 2-3 
 9. Sokol H.Kralove 2-3 
 10. Litomerice 2-4 
 11. Benesov 1-4 
 12. Proton Zlin 1-4 
 13. Sparta Praha 1-4 
 14. Liberec 0-4 


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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Caneros win the LNB title - by Eurobasket News
Caneros managed to beat Tiburones in Game Five 85-93 and to win the LNB title with almost perfect 4-1 in the Finals. Caneros had eight players with double-digits in scoring last night. Ramon Ruiz (188-G-85) was the leading one with 14 points, while Edward Santana (203-F-80) added one point less. Santana pulled down 6 rebounds beside that. Reggie Charles (201-F-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) and Juan Pablo Montas (198-F-84) (9 rebs) helped the new champions with 12 points each. On the other side, Tiburones got 23 points from Carlos Morban (187-G-82, college: Florida Intern.). Kelvin Pena (193-G-80, college: Southeastern CC) stopped to 16.
Caneros opened this game in style making impressive 14-30 lead. The hosts somehow recovered from this shock and closed the gap to 10 points until the half time. Tiburones totally took control on Caneros after the breather (27-18) and with 10:00 to go everything was open. However, Ramon Ruiz and his teammates shined when it was the most important and finished the last period with 14-21.
In the first meeting of this series Caneros was better than Tiburones 90-102. Tiburones responded in Game Two with 99-92 and tied the score to 1-1. In third game, Caneros was better and regained the lead. They finished the meeting with 104-93 victory. In the fourth game Caneros drained 117 points (117-95), what was enough for comfortable victory. Finally, last night they registered 85-93 win. Caneros ended regular season as No.1 in South Division with 5-4 record.


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  EGYPT   


U18 Afrobasket: Egypt, Tunisia book World Championship tickets - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Defending champion of the FIBA Africa Championship for U18 Men, Egypt are through to the final of this years edition with an 82-40 points win over Mozambique in the second semi-finals of the continent youth Nations Cup.

The young Egyptians who are the only team that is yet to drop a game since the championship began in Kigali, Rwanda last weekend are clearly the favourite to lift the trophy for the second consecutive time as they will take on Tunisia in the final today (Sunday).

Pundits have predicted an Egyptian victory going by the strength of the young Pharoahs who had beaten the Tunisian by 96-62 points at the group stage of the championship.

Tunisia on the other hand defeated Mali by 69-58 points in the first semi-finals.

Both finalists have thus qualified to represent Africa at the 2011 FIBA World Championship for Men in Latvia.


Sporting lost the Quarterfinals to the Champion - by Eurobasket News
Sporting lost the Quarterfinals to the Champion of the Sharjah International Championship Basketball 2010. Champville from Lebanon won over them 75:64 to reach the Semifinals and later triumph in the tournament.
At first Sporting lost to Al Sharja from United Arab Emirates 69:78. Later however they won over Al-ittihad from Libya 79:77. The latter grabbed 19-18 after the first period and increased the lead due to 23-16 in the second. Sporting however looked better in the second half and won the game.


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  ESTONIA   


EMKL Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Voru KK - Valga/CKE 65-79
Valga/CKE recorded the first win in the season as they shot down Voru KK away from home. Anthony Brown (203-F-86, college: Oklahoma St.) was pivotal with 27 points and 16 rebounds for the visitors. Derek Winston (185-G-87, college: Oklahoma I.) tallied 18 points, 7 assists and 6 boards for Valga/CKE. Tanel Kimask (180-G-85) dropped 19 points in the third straight loss for Voru KK.

TTU/Kalev II - Rapla 77-76
TTU/Kalev II eked out a narrow home victory against Rapla. Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) and Kiur Akenpary (190-F-88) delivered 16 points each for the winners. Mihkel Kurg (191-G-87) contributed 13 points as TTU/Kalev II climbed at 2-1 record. Heigo Erm (190-G/F-80) answered with game-high 27 points for Rapla.

TTU/Kalev II - Rakvere 66-77
Rakvere upset TTU/Kalev II in the capital. Kristo Saage (184-G-85) came up with 18 points for the Tarvas. Martin Dorbek (192-G-91) nailed 13 points for the winners. Andrew Arnold (208-C-86, college: Lewis-Clark) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds for TTU/Kalev II.

TU/Rock - Valga/CKE 97-87
TU/Rock prevailed against Valga/CKE at home court. Janar Talts (205-C-83) scored 24 points and pulled down 13 boards to pace the hosts. Silver Leppik (185-G-83) added 15 points in the victory. Anthony Brown responded with 27 points and 12 rebounds for Valga/CKE.

Kalev/Cramo - TTU/Kalev 77-62
Kalev/Cramo prevailed against TTU/Kalev at home court. Joosep Toome (202-F-85) produced 26 points to lead Kalev/Cramo. Reimo Tamm (185-G-84) added 17 points in the winning effort. Valmo Kriisa (190-G-74) replied with 18 points for TTU/Kalev.




Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Kalev/Cramo 2-0 
 2. Parnu 2-0 
 3. Rakvere 2-1 
 4. TTU/Kalev II 2-1 
 5. TU/Rock 2-1 
 6. TTU/Kalev 1-1 
 7. Valga/CKE 1-2 
 8. Rapla 1-3 
 9. Voru KK 0-4 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G/F-92)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Raap, Parnu25.5 
 2. Brown, Va.23.7 
 3. Erm, Rapla21.3 
 4. Tamsalu, Parnu19.5 
 5. Toome, Kalev/Cramo18.0 
 6. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo17.0 
 7. Talts, TU/Rock16.3 
 8. Raadik, Parnu15.5 
 9. Kimask, Voru KK15.3 
 10. Kuuba, Voru KK15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Silver KUUBA
  Voru KK
  (198-F-74)
  Avg: 12
 1. Kuuba, Voru KK12.0 
 2. Eziukwu, TU/Rock12.0 
 3. Brown, Va.11.7 
 4. Osby, TT.9.0 
 5. Talts, TU/Rock9.0 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla8.7 
 7. Erm, Rapla8.3 
 8. Hughes, TT.8.0 
 9. Kajupank, Rapla7.7 
 10. Krabbendam, Kalev/Cr.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rain KARNER
  Parnu
  (186-G-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Karner, Parnu5.0 
 2. Winston, Va.4.3 
 3. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo4.0 
 4. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock4.0 
 5. Laane, Rapla3.7 
 6. Kuuba, Voru KK3.3 
 7. Ringmets, Rapla3.0 
 8. Oja, Va.3.0 
 9. Lindmets, Rakvere3.0 
 10. Erm, Rapla3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G/F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Raap, Parnu4.0 
 2. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo3.5 
 3. Oja, Va.3.3 
 4. Tamsalu, Parnu3.0 
 5. Kurg, TT.3.0 
 6. Erm, Rapla2.7 
 7. Karner, Parnu2.5 
 8. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.5 
 9. Kriisa, TT.2.5 
 10. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.0 
 2. Joosep, Parnu2.0 
 3. Osby, TT.2.0 
 4. Brown, Va.1.7 
 5. Saarmets, TTU/K.1.3 
 6. Talts, TU/Rock1.3 
 7. Petersonig, Va.1.0 
 8. Allingu, TU/Rock1.0 
 9. McGee, Rakvere1.0 
 10. Raadik, Parnu1.0 


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: KTP won at Kauhajoki - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 7: Kauhajoki is not an easy place for visitors in basketball to win, but KTP (Kotka) showed tonight, that everything is possible - also winning on the road vs Karhu (Kauhajoki). The hosts missed 12 FTs (12/24) and that was helping KTP winning finally by nine 79-88 (36-49). KTP was leading already by 15 pts (41-56) during the third quarter (23:58), but Karhu made it a two-point-game (69-71) in the beginning of the fourth quarter (31:58). KTP was shooting better and Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) led the visitors with season high 28 pts. Sefton Barrett (196-F-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan) added 17 and Jerald Fields (201-F-82, college: E.Tenn.St.) 12 pts. Cedrick Middleton (183-G-85, college: Akron) netted 21 pts for Karhu. Vesa Makalainen (200-F-86) had a double-double 19 pts/11 rbs. KTP leading Top League with 6-1 record. In Lahti local YMCA defeated Korihait (Uusikaupunki) 82-68 (41-31). Both teams had five players in double digits. Korihait missed nine FTs (6/15 = 40%) and that helped YMCA Lahti a lot. Cedric Latimer (198-F-87, college: St.Francis, PA) led the hosts by 15 pts. Korihait got a double-double (14/12) from Lawrence Wright (195-F-84, college: Bradley).

Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. KTP 6-1 
 2. Honka 4-2 
 3. Kataja 4-2 
 4. Karhu 4-3 
 5. Korihait 4-3 
 6. Kouvot 4-3 
 7. Namika Lahti 4-3 
 8. LrNMKY 3-4 
 9. ToPo 3-4 
 10. Pyrinto 2-4 
 11. Salon Vilpas 2-4 
 12. Tarmo 0-7 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Heard, Tarmo22.6 
 2. Harris, Salon Vilpas21.2 
 3. Bailey, LrNM.20.9 
 4. Ivey, KTP19.9 
 5. Moore, LrNM.19.9 
 6. Barrett, KTP19.4 
 7. Wilson, Honka19.3 
 8. Ayers, Namika L.17.7 
 9. Newson, Kataja17.7 
 10. Wilson, Salon Vilpas17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Wood, Karhu14.3 
 2. Young, Tarmo13.4 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto11.2 
 4. Wilson, Salon Vilpas9.7 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot9.7 
 6. Belser, Honka9.7 
 7. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.3 
 8. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.7 
 9. Coleman, LrNM.8.7 
 10. Vinson, Kouvot8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malik MOORE
  LrNMKY
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Moore, LrNM.4.6 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.5 
 3. Kataja, Salon Vilpas4.2 
 4. Wood, Karhu3.6 
 5. Harris, Salon Vilpas3.5 
 6. Sarcevic, Korihait3.4 
 7. Ivey, KTP3.3 
 8. Fields, KTP3.0 
 9. Wilson, Honka3.0 
 10. Vuori, Namika Lahti3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey CONERLY
  Tarmo
  (182-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Conerly, Tarmo2.4 
 2. Belser, Honka2.3 
 3. Allen, Karhu2.1 
 4. Barrett, KTP2.0 
 5. Newson, Kataja2.0 
 6. Fields, KTP2.0 
 7. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait1.9 
 9. Riihela, LrNM.1.9 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Heard, Tarmo1.3 
 2. Wood, Karhu1.1 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto1.0 
 4. Reaves, Korihait1.0 
 5. Belser, Honka0.8 
 6. Newson, Kataja0.7 
 7. Wilson, Honka0.7 
 8. Latimer, Namika Lahti0.7 
 9. Skamo, Karhu0.7 
 10. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 


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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Chalon 2-0 
 2. Nancy 2-0 
 3. Paris-Levallois 2-0 
 4. Strasbourg 2-0 
 5. Cholet 1-1 
 6. Gravelines 1-1 
 7. Hyeres-Toulon 1-1 
 8. Le Havre 1-1 
 9. Le Mans 1-1 
 10. Orleans 1-1 
 11. Roanne 1-1 
 12. Vichy 1-1 
 13. ASVEL 0-2 
 14. Limoges 0-2 
 15. Pau-Lacq-Ort. 0-2 
 16. Poitiers 0-2 


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Dijon 3-0 
 2. Evreux 3-0 
 3. Lille 3-0 
 4. St Vallier 3-0 
 5. Antibes 2-1 
 6. Boulazac 2-1 
 7. Fos Ouest 2-1 
 8. Nanterre 2-1 
 9. Rouen 2-1 
 10. Boulogne 1-2 
 11. Bourg 1-2 
 12. Chalons-Reims 1-2 
 13. Clermont 1-2 
 14. Le Portel 1-2 
 15. Charleville 0-3 
 16. Maurienne 0-3 
 17. Nantes 0-3 
 18. Quimper 0-3 


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Denain 7-0 
 2. Blois 5-2 
 3. Bordeaux 5-2 
 4. Brest 5-2 
 5. Sorgues 5-2 
 6. St Etienne 5-2 
 7. St Quentin 5-2 
 8. Angers BC 49 3-4 
 9. Challans 3-4 
 10. Denek 3-4 
 11. Get Vosges 3-4 
 12. Souffel 3-4 
 13. St Chamond 3-4 
 14. AL Roche 2-5 
 15. Le Puy 2-5 
 16. Lievin 2-5 
 17. Orchies 2-5 
 18. CFBB 0-7 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 21
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.21.0 
 2. Mims, Nancy20.5 
 3. Schilb, Chalon20.0 
 4. Amagou, Roanne20.0 
 5. Koffi, Le Mans19.5 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.18.5 
 7. Darden, Nancy18.5 
 8. Rivers, Roanne18.0 
 9. Tillie, AS.18.0 
 10. Bell, Orleans17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 16
 1. Akingbala, Nancy16.0 
 2. Jefferson, AS.12.0 
 3. Darden, Nancy12.0 
 4. Elegar, Vichy12.0 
 5. Koffi, Le Mans11.5 
 6. Bogdanovic, Roanne11.0 
 7. Massie, Limoges11.0 
 8. Issa, Gravelines10.0 
 9. Krupalija, Hyeres.9.0 
 10. Washam, Hyeres-T.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 9
 1. Reid, Vichy9.0 
 2. Schilb, Chalon8.0 
 3. Albicy, Paris-Le.8.0 
 4. Diabate, Roanne7.0 
 5. Linehan, Nancy6.5 
 6. Gomez, Poitierarleys6.5 
 7. D''Almeida, Limoges6.0 
 8. Bokolo, Gravelines6.0 
 9. Wright, Limoges5.0 
 10. Jeanneau, Stras.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pervis PASCO
  Strasbourg
  (206-F/C-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pasco, Strasbourg4.0 
 2. Linehan, Nancy4.0 
 3. Greer, Strasbourg4.0 
 4. Flowers, Hyeres-T.3.0 
 5. Vassallo, AS.3.0 
 6. Diabate, Roanne3.0 
 7. Washam, Hyeres-T.3.0 
 8. Smith, Orleans3.0 
 9. Gunn, Poitierarleys2.5 
 10. Sy, Orleans2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alain KOFFI
  Le Mans
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Koffi, Le Mans3.0 
 2. Lauvergne, Chalon2.0 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy2.0 
 4. Badiane, Poitiera.2.0 
 5. Boungou Colo, Hyeres.2.0 
 6. Vassallo, AS.2.0 
 7. Guinn, Limoges2.0 
 8. Pasco, Strasbourg2.0 
 9. Yango, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Akpomedah, Grave.1.5 


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Blair, Denek22.0 
 2. Laroche, St Ch.19.3 
 3. James, Challans19.0 
 4. Pridotkas, Brest18.2 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin16.8 
 6. Disy, Roche16.3 
 7. Driss, Bordeaux16.1 
 8. Blot, Blois15.3 
 9. Kennedy, Orchy15.2 
 10. Ipouck, Le Puy15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher GRIMM
  Blois
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Grimm, Blois10.8 
 2. Hoard, Lievin10.3 
 3. Simmons, St Et.9.7 
 4. Boutry, Challans8.7 
 5. Alingue, Souffel8.7 
 6. Cabarkapa, Le Puy8.6 
 7. Traore, Angers B.8.5 
 8. Lesieu, St Quentin8.2 
 9. Griffin, Angers B.8.0 
 10. Clemmons, Denek7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Brochard, Blois6.0 
 2. Barbry, Orchy4.8 
 3. Driss, Bordeaux4.4 
 4. Tillon, St Chamond4.3 
 5. Thomas, St Etienne4.0 
 6. Sauret, Denain4.0 
 7. Cortey, Le Puy4.0 
 8. Darrigand, Bordeaux3.6 
 9. Thinon, Sorgues3.5 
 10. Sulpice, Angers B.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stephane NERI
  Roche
  (188-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Neri, Roche3.0 
 2. Blair, Denek2.6 
 3. Sylvain, St Quentin2.5 
 4. Sauret, Denain2.3 
 5. Thinon, Sorgues2.2 
 6. Driss, Bordeaux2.1 
 7. Strong, Get Vosges2.1 
 8. Howard, CFBB2.0 
 9. Hoard, Lievin2.0 
 10. Pistre, Le Puy2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Bordeaux
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Ford, Bordeaux1.9 
 2. Roberts, Brest1.7 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.7 
 4. Traore, Angers B.1.5 
 5. Pasut, Sorgues1.5 
 6. Rinna, St Chamond1.5 
 7. Gourde, Get Vosges1.4 
 8. Ipouck, Le Puy1.0 
 9. Lopez, Brest1.0 
 10. Lalugba, Denain1.0 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 2-0 
 2. MZT Skopje 2-0 
 3. Rabotnicki 2-0 
 4. Ovce Pole 1-1 
 5. Pelister 1-1 
 6. Torus 1-1 
 7. Ultimate B. 1-1 
 8. V.Osiguruvanje 0-0 
 9. ABA Strumica 0-2 
 10. Kumanovo 2009 0-2 
 11. Lirija 0-2 


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  GERMANY   


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Wuerzburg B. 4-0 
 2. B.Muenchen 3-0 
 3. Osnabrueck 3-0 
 4. Braves 3-1 
 5. Kirchheim 3-1 
 6. Hannover 2-1 
 7. Chemnitz 2-2 
 8. Crailsheim 2-2 
 9. Cuxhaven 2-2 
 10. SOBA Dragons 1-2 
 11. Webmoebel 1-2 
 12. Freiburg 1-3 
 13. Jena 1-3 
 14. Karlsruhe 1-3 
 15. Heidelberg 0-3 
 16. ETB Wohnbau 0-4 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 4-0 
 2. Herten 3-1 
 3. Stahnsdorf 3-1 
 4. Vechta 3-1 
 5. Bayer Giants 2-2 
 6. Rist-Wedel 2-2 
 7. Wulfen 2-2 
 8. ALBA Berlin II 1-3 
 9. Bernau 1-3 
 10. Leipzig 1-3 
 11. SU Medien 1-3 
 12. Wolfenbuettel 1-3 
Group South
 1. L.Baeren 4-0 
 2. NBC 4-0 
 3. Ehingen 3-1 
 4. Langen 3-1 
 5. BG Illertal 2-1 
 6. Leitershofen 2-1 
 7. TSV Troester 2-2 
 8. Dt.Bank SKY II 1-3 
 9. Gotha 1-3 
 10. Schwenningen 1-3 
 11. Giessen 0-4 
 12. Konstanz 0-4 


Quentin Pryor (Phoenix Hagen) Postgame Thoughts To 107-77 Win Against Bremerhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) is a 27 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward from Eupora, Mississippi and is playing his second season with Phoenix Hagen. He started his college basketball career at Jackson State, before finishing at Morehead State from 2005-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3Pts: 36.8%, FT: 71.7%. In 2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with FC Schalke 04 playing 29 games and averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 75.2%. In 2008-2009 for Phoenix Hagen, he played 30 games averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2. Last season, he played 33 games: 8.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 72.9%. He spoke to Eurobasket after the 107-77 win in Bremerhaven


Congrats on the 107-77 win. Was this win as easy as the score indicated?


No this win was not easy. Bremerhaven fought the whole game. They made their runs but we were able to withstand them



It looks like a NBA score. Is the highest point total for you as a professional?


In the BBL it is, but the year we moved up we scored 120 in the last game!!! We scored over 100 I think about 5 times that season.


Phoenix Hagen had the 57-42 lead at halftime. What was significant for the big offensive onslaught in the first half?

We found our rhythm and were knocking down shots (David Bell) and we started getting stops on defense.


Phoenix Hagen continued to score score score getting 50 points in the second half. Can Phoenix Hagen continue to play like this in future games. What was Phoenix Hagen doing better on offense tonight besides making many three pointers in comparison to the first three games?


Yes we can continue to play like this. We were just making the right plays and hitting the open guy and it got us going.



Point guard David Bell hit 9/10 three pointers. Were you expecting him to break out so soon or has he been hitting threes in practice like this?


I see this in practice everyday!!! I didn't think he would shoot 90% from three though!!! He was just shooting it with a lot of confidence.


Phoenix Hagen limited point guard Donald Copeland to only three points. What was the secret on shuting him down?


He was their man ballhandler and we just wanted to wear him down and I think he was a little banged up.



What did Ingo Freyer tell the team after the big win?


Its just one win. We still have a long way to go and now its time to prepare for the next game!!!



What can you recommend the Deutsche Bank Skyliners doing this Sunday against Bremerhaven to be successful on the court?


Frankfurt has to be ready to guard one on one and protect three point line. Also keep them off the offensive glass. They crash hard!!



If Allen Iverson signs with Besiktas Istanbul, he would play an Eurocup game in Goettingen. Would you go and watch him play there if you had time?


If I have time yes I would love to go see Iverson play but I'm sure it would tough to get a ticket for that game!!!

Thanks Quentin for the Chat.




Danny Gibson (BBC Bayreuth) Postgame Thoughts To 70-66 Win Against BG Goettingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: S.Indiana) is a 26 year old 180cm point guard from Madison, Indiana wo is playing his first season for BBC Bayreuth. He played at Olney Central JC (NJCAA) from 2002-2004. From 2004-2006, he played at Southern Indiana (NCAA2).In his senior year, he played games: 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3Pts: 40.6%, FT: 76.8%. In 2006-2007, he played for tue NVV Lions Moenchengladbach averaging 22,1ppg, 4,0rpg, 5,1apg and 1,7spg. In 2007-2008, he played the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 15.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 38.1%, FT: 76.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 66.0%. Last season, he led tue Dutch league in scoring and played for Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 43 games: Score-1 (18.3ppg), 2.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 73.3%. He spoke to eurobasket following the 70-66 win against BG Goettingen.

Congrats on the 70-66 win against BG Goettingen. BG Goettingen is struggling so far this season. Many top players like Taylor Rochestie, Chris OLiver and Ben Jacobson left, but why do you think the team is losing so much now?


Well I just think they are off to a slow start, when you lose players like that it is really hard to replace them but once their new players get a feel for there system they are going to be a great team.


BBC Bayreuth had the 37-34 lead at halftime. What was signifigant for the tight score at halftime?


I think it was the defense from both teams, we were both playing some excellent defense out there, And it was really hard to get points.



You hit a three pointer giving BBC Bayreuth the lead back at 61-60 at you would never trail again. You shot 42% from downtown last season in Holland. is your confidence from outside at an alltime high now?


I would say I am really confident in making shots to help my team win games!


BG Goettingen is known as a strong team in crunchtime, but BBC Bayreuth was stronger tonight. What was the key in the last minutes that you pulled out the win?


I really just think our team defense and sharing the ball we made some key plays down the stretch that help us win.


BBC Bayreuth won but had 17 turnovers against a aggressive Goettingen defense. Is that anew motto this season for teams in the BEKO BBL in that you can still win despite having many more turnovers against BG Goettingen?


I know thats not our motto we would like to have a lot less turnovers then that, and I think it would make for easier wins.


What was your impression of BEKO BBL rookie Louis Dale. Is he just going to be one of many solid guards in Europe or can he make the next step and reach a higher level in the future?


I think he is a really nice player and as long as he keeps working hard I think he can go as far as he wants!!



How valuable has Marcus Ginyard been for BBC Bayreuth so far? How mature is he basketball wise for a rookie?

Man I cant say enough about Marcus he does a lil bit of everything for us Rebounds, Defends, Can pass, Scores, hustle plays you name it he does it. Marcus is really wise beyond his years!!


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


The Town, it was ok.

Thanks Danny for the Chat.




Kevin Hamilton (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) postgame Thoughts To 76-68 Win In Duesseldorf - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is a 26 year old 193cm guard from Queens Village, New York. This season, he is playing for The New York Phantoms Braunschweig. He played at Holy Cross from 2002-2006 and played together with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg, 3.3spg, FG: 38.1%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.7%. In his rookie season 2006-2007, he came to Europe and played in Poland for Polpak Swiecie playing 19 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 64.2%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB) playing 2 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg. He also had a short tenure in Mexico with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun. In 2008-2009, he returned back to Poland to play for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg playing 32 games averaging 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1 (6.4apg), Steals-1 (2.8spg), FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.5%. He was not lazy in the last three summers staying in game shape and playing in Puerto Rico playing 90 games. In tue summer of 2009, he played for Indios de Mayaguez playing 35 games and averaging 10.5ppg, 4.7rpg, Assists-3 (6.3apg), Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 70.6%. His father was a draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. Last season, he played his first season in Braunschweig playing 39 games: 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), Steals-2 (1.9spg), FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.6%. He spoke to eurobasket following the 76-68 win in Braunschweig.

The Duesseldorf Giants seem to be way behind all other clubs with player integration since 5 players came on the day of their first game. After seeing them play, what is your impression of team and how much potential do they have?


I think they will surprise some teams. Its tough when you only have a couple weeks together , but once the new players get the system down and get to play together more they are going to be a pretty good team.


The Glory Duesseldorf Giants had a tight 33-31 lead at halftime. Why was Braunschweig trailing at halftime?

We weren't really prepared for the defense they came out with and it took us too long to get adjusted. Luckily Lamar's shooting and some decent defense was able to keep us in the game.


In the third quarter, The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig had a 22 point outburst. What did the team do differently in the third quarter?


I think we did a good job of communicating with each other and figuring out the best way to beat their press.



In the fourth quarter, Braunschweig continued to keep control of the game and won the game. Were you able to step up your defense in the second half and what adjustmenst did you make?


We really didn't make any adjustments, we were just able to get a better control of the game and gain some momentum.


How difficult has it been so far playing without Heiko Schaffartzik? What kind of an adjustment has it been and have you had to change your game in any way?


It's been pretty tough I guess . Everyone knows how much I enjoyed playing along side Heiko. We had good chemistry on the court and complimented each other pretty well. I think that chemistry came with time though and it will come with Tony and Lamar as well.


The last two games you have had pretty balanced points, rebounds, assists and steals stats. Do you think you could reach a triple double or even a quadrouple double this season?


I have not shot the ball real well so far so I have just been trying to be as productive on the court as I can. It would be nice to get a triple double but as long as we win ill be fine.



Are Jamaal Tatum and Olumuyiwa Famutimi the key to the future of Duesseldorf for them having success once they are integrated into the team?


I think they are both good players. I think along with Steven Wright who is also a very good player its just a matter of time till they gel together and cause some problems for teams down the road.



What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


Paper Soilders

Thanks Kev for the Chat.



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  HOLLAND   


EiffelTowers brings in Ike Okoye for try-out - by Fred Roggen
EiffelTowers Den Bosch announced arrival of the Nigerian player Ike Okoye (206-F, college: Boise St.) for a two-weeks try-out. With the arrival of the 2.06-meter power forward, the team hopes to intercept the injury of John Smith. He played last year for the Boise State University, where he averaged 12.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
General manager Jos Frederiks: 'We have carefully considered whether we had to attract a player. The little space that we had in the budget is now gone, but given the duration of the injury of John Smith it seemed a sensible choice.
Coach Korner: 'It is always difficult to attract a new player during the season but I think Okoye fits perfectly within the system that we want to play.


Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. Eiff.Towers 3-0 
 2. GasTerra F. 3-0 
 3. ZZ Leiden 3-1 
 4. ABC 3-2 
 5. Magixx 3-2 
 6. DeFriesland 2-3 
 7. Landstede 2-3 
 8. Upstairs Weert 2-3 
 9. Giants 1-4 
 10. Rotterdam 0-4 


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  HUNGARY   


Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. Kecskemeti 2-0 
 2. Kormend 2-0 
 3. Szolnok 2-0 
 4. ZTE KK 2-0 
 5. Albacomp 1-1 
 6. Atomeromu 1-1 
 7. Falco-Szova 1-1 
 8. FS Debrecen 1-1 
 9. PVSK Pannon 1-1 
 10. Soproni 1-1 
 11. Kaposvari 0-2 
 12. Marso-Vagep 0-2 
 13. Salgotarjani 0-2 
 14. Szedeak 0-2 


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  ICELAND   


Division 1 - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Three games in Division 1. FSU, Skallagrimur & Thor Ak starting well
Skallagrimur beat Valur 85-84. Home team had good lead in the game until just late in the game but secure a win
Darrell Flake 28 points. Nikola Kuga 19. Hafthor Gunnarsson 17. For Valur Calvin Wooten (186-G-84, college: Oakland) 35

Thor Ak 76 Laugdaelir 57. Easy win for Thor. Konrad Tota 24 pts. Olafur Torfason 14 + 19 boards. Bjarni Bjarnason 22 for Laugdaelir.

FSU 85. Breidablik. Great win for FSU against the team who was the favorite to win the league.
Rich Field 24 points & 19 rebounds. Valur Valsson 24. For Breidablik. Nick Brady 21 pts & 12 rebounds



Icelanders in Sweden - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Four Icelandic National Team players are playing in Top league Sweden. All of them did well in last round.
Helgi Magnusson scored 8 points and grab 4 rebounds in Uppsala loss to Jamtland 58-55

Logi Gunnarsson (190-G-81) was Solna leading scorer 22 points when they beat Sundsvall 98-96 on a buzzer from Olivier Ilunga
The Icelandic players on Sundsvall also did real well. Hlynur Baeringsson scored 22 points and took 18 rebounds.
Jakob Sigurdarson scored 17 points and 4 rebounds


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  ITALY   


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Armani MI 1-0 
 2. Air AV 0-0 
 3. Angelico BI 0-0 
 4. Benetton TV 0-0 
 5. Bennet Cantu 0-0 
 6. Cimberio VA 0-0 
 7. CS Bologna 0-0 
 8. Enel Brindisi 0-0 
 9. Ford Sassari 0-0 
 10. Lottomatica 0-0 
 11. Montepaschi 0-0 
 12. Pepsi Caserta 0-0 
 13. Scavolini PS 0-0 
 14. Sutor Mont. 0-0 
 15. Vanoli CR 0-0 
 16. Banca Tercas 0-1 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Stefano MANCINELLI
  Armani MI
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Mancinelli, Armani M.27.0 
 2. Hall, Banca Tercas23.0 
 3. Zoroski, Banca T.15.0 
 4. Rocca, Armani MI14.0 
 5. Hawkins, Armani MI14.0 
 6. Diener, Banca T.12.0 
 7. Ahearn, Banca T.11.0 
 8. Finley, Armani MI10.0 
 9. Flecher, Banca T.9.0 
 10. Maciulis, Armani.8.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Armani MI
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jaaber, Armani MI7.0 
 2. Hall, Banca Tercas6.0 
 3. Mancinelli, Armani M.6.0 
 4. Hawkins, Armani MI5.0 
 5. Flecher, Banca T.4.0 
 6. Diener, Banca T.4.0 
 7. Rocca, Armani MI4.0 
 8. Finley, Armani MI4.0 
 9. Ahearn, Banca T.4.0 
 10. Mordente, Armani.3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Morris FINLEY
  Armani MI
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Finley, Armani MI5.0 
 2. Diener, Banca T.4.0 
 3. Jaaber, Armani MI3.0 
 4. Mancinelli, Armani M.3.0 
 5. Flecher, Banca T.2.0 
 6. Zoroski, Banca T.2.0 
 7. Hall, Banca Tercas2.0 
 8. Boscagin, Banca T.2.0 
 9. Mordente, Armani M.2.0 
 10. Hawkins, Armani2.0 
Steals Per Game
 David HAWKINS
  Armani MI
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hawkins, Armani MI6.0 
 2. Jaaber, Armani MI5.0 
 3. Hall, Banca Tercas4.0 
 4. Rocca, Armani MI3.0 
 5. Diener, Banca T.2.0 
 6. Lulli, Banca Tercas2.0 
 7. Shaw, Banca Tercas2.0 
 8. Finley, Armani MI2.0 
 9. Flecher, Banca T.1.0 
 10. Zoroski, Banca T.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stefano MANCINELLI
  Armani MI
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Mancinelli, Armani M.1.0 
 2. Boscagin, Banca T.1.0 
 3. Pecherov, Armani M.0.0 
 4. Maciulis, Armani M.0.0 
 5. Finley, Armani MI0.0 
 6. Diener, Banca T.0.0 
 7. Hawkins, Armani MI0.0 
 8. Hall, Banca Tercas0.0 
 9. Rocca, Armani MI0.0 
 10. Jaaber, Armani MI0.0 


Interview with Pietro Aradori - by Antonello Varallo
1) Pietro, you are one of the best italian young players, and this season can be very important for your career. What are your expectations?
Pietro Aradori (192-G-88): I want to grow up as a player, and I want to win with Siena.

2) Last season you played 29.7 minutes per game. Do you think you can carve time out to show your skills also in a top team as Siena?
Aradori: Siena is a group with 12 strong players, and everybody will play with a different time trying to give the best in every situation

3) This season your team has decided to rebuilt the roster with many new players: McCalebb, Hairston, Rakovic, Moss, Michelori: so far, which of these has impressed you the most?
Aradori: Siena is an amazing group. We are friends and this is a positive thing. I think Siena chooses not only good players but also good people.

4)Your coach, Pianigiani, is also the National team coach. Do you see any difference between his job with Siena and with Italy?
Aradori: With the National team he is more concentrated because he has to make his job in a few time, and only every two monthes. With Siena he can work every day and he looks after any details carefully.

5) Your Serie A top 5?
Aradori: Milano, Siena, Roma, Biella, Brindisi


Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia announced the signing of Joe Smith - by Giulia Di Russo
After playing for Angelico Biella in Serie A for the last 2 seasons, the 33 years old American combo guard from New Orleans Joe Smith (193-G-77, college: Al.-Huntsville, agency: Priority Sports) returns to Italy putting his talent and experience at the service of Coen's team. He just signed for 10-11 season at Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (Lega2). While playing 5 games at Biella in EuroCup for Angelico BI last season his stats were: 15.2ppg, 1.0rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. He also played 28 games in Italian League averaging 13.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.1apg (5th best in the league) and 1.2spg. 'Smokin Joe Smith' is already familiar with Lega Due after playing during the 2006/2007 season for Rieti and winning the championship (scored an average of 18.6 points and 4.1 assists per game). Smith played also pro basketball in Latvia and Russia.

By Eurobasket Data Center


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Giovanni RUGOLO
  Molfetta
  (196-G/F-81)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Rugolo, Molfetta21.7 
 2. Benevelli, Trento20.0 
 3. Masper, Moncalieri19.0 
 4. Conte, Trento18.0 
 5. Vico, Matera18.0 
 6. Reati, Treviglio18.0 
 7. Musso, Perugia17.3 
 8. Basei, Ostuni16.7 
 9. Pilotti, Ruvo16.5 
 10. Carrizo, Ferentino16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea ZERINI
  Ruvo
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 11
 1. Zerini, Ruvo11.0 
 2. Ghersetti, Brescia10.3 
 3. Tassinari, Moncalieri10.3 
 4. Zambon, Rieti9.5 
 5. De Min, Treviglio9.5 
 6. Benfatto, Trieste9.3 
 7. Rosignoli, Bisceglie9.0 
 8. Rossi, Omegna8.7 
 9. Benevelli, Trento8.3 
 10. Corral, Molfetta8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Trento
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ferrarese, Trento7.0 
 2. Lenardon, Trieste6.0 
 3. Gnaccarini, Senig.4.3 
 4. Gaeta, Osimo4.3 
 5. Di Capua, Osimo4.0 
 6. Marcante, ASD P.4.0 
 7. Santolamazza, Ana.4.0 
 8. Tomasiello, Comsum.3.7 
 9. Basanisi, Massafra3.7 
 10. Busca, Trieste3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Andrea SCANZI
  Riva del Garda
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Scanzi, Riva d.5.0 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia4.3 
 3. Guarino, Trapani4.3 
 4. Cardillo, Ferentino4.3 
 5. Penserini, Senigallia4.0 
 6. De Nicolao, Castelle.4.0 
 7. Sperduto, Pales.4.0 
 8. Bushati, Brescia4.0 
 9. Carrizo, Ferentino3.7 
 10. Santolamazza, Ana.3.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ZERINI
  Ruvo
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Zerini, Ruvo3.3 
 2. Ancellotti, Patti2.3 
 3. Pozzi, Molfetta2.3 
 4. Chiarastella, Potenza2.0 
 5. Casadei, Comsum.i.1.0 
 6. Prelazzi, Castelletto1.0 
 7. Zambon, Rieti1.0 
 8. Canelo, Ozzano1.0 
 9. Gagliardo, S.Antimo1.0 
 10. Maganza, Brescia1.0 


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Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 1-0 
 2. Saitama Bron. 1-0 
 3. Sendai 89ers 1-0 
 4. Niigata Albirex 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Apache 0-0 
 6. Akita 0-1 
 7. Toyama Grouses 0-1 
Western
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 1-0 
 2. Okinawa GK 1-0 
 3. Kyoto Hannaryz 0-0 
 4. Miyazaki 0-0 
 5. Oita H.Devils 0-0 
 6. Osaka Evessa 0-0 
 7. Shiga Lakestars 0-1 
 8. Shimane 0-1 
 9. Takamatsu FA 0-1 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Ryan FOREHAN-KELLY
  Aishin
  (197-F/G-80)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Forehan-K., Aishin20.6 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi .19.7 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic17.7 
 4. Maraker, Hokkaido17.5 
 5. Hale, Mitsubishi17.4 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin17.0 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido15.9 
 8. Takeuchi, Aishin15.8 
 9. Takahashi, Toyota15.1 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.15.3 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin12.8 
 3. Sakuragi, Aishin9.1 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota8.8 
 5. Hale, Mitsubishi8.6 
 6. Custis, Panasonic8.5 
 7. Maraker, Hokkaido7.9 
 8. Violette, Toshiba7.0 
 9. Honeycutt, Panas.6.9 
 10. Ricci, Toyota6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hidenori KASHIWAKURA
  Hokkaido
  (174-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Kashiwakura, Hokka.4.9 
 2. Nishimura, Hitachi S.4.4 
 3. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.0 
 4. Igarashi, Mitsubishi3.9 
 5. Yamada, Hokkaido3.8 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin3.8 
 7. Kinoshita, Panasonic3.6 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.5 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 10. Shonaka, Toyota3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.6 
 2. Hirose, Panasonic1.7 
 3. Forehan-K., Aishin1.6 
 4. Igarashi, Mitsubishi1.5 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.5 
 6. Kikuchi, Toshiba1.4 
 7. Hale, Mitsubishi1.3 
 8. Nishimura, Hitachi S.1.3 
 9. Sato, Hitachi S.1.3 
 10. Uda, Toshiba1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ontario LETT
  Mitsubishi
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Lett, Mitsubishi1.6 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin1.3 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.2 
 4. Hale, Mitsubishi1.1 
 5. Aono, Panasonic1.1 
 6. Takahashi, Toyota1.1 
 7. Yamada, Hokkaido1.0 
 8. Ricci, Toyota0.9 
 9. Maraker, Hokkaido0.9 
 10. Gibbs, Toyota0.8 


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 7-2 
 2. Toyota 7-2 
 3. Toshiba 6-3 
 4. Hitachi S. 5-4 
 5. Tochigi Brex 4-5 
 6. Panasonic 3-6 
 7. Hokkaido 2-7 
 8. Mitsubishi 2-7 


JBL Round: 9 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Hitachi S. - Aishin 66-72
Aishin needed overtime to beat Hitachi 72:66. Ryan Forehan-Kelly (197-F/G-80, college: California) poured in 25 points and Kashiwagi Shinsuke netted 19, while Takeuchi Kosuke collected 20 rebounds. Nishimura Fumio ended up with 19 points in defeat, whilst Aboya Alfred posted 16 points.

Toshiba - Hokkaido 88-67
Toshiba overcame Hokkaido 88:67 at the Regular Season Round 9. Cory Violette (203-C/F-82, college: Gonzaga) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Kikuchi Shohei added 14 points. Sakurai Ryota and Maraker Christian replied with 13 points each in defeat.

Tochigi Brex - Panasonic 71-89
Panasonic opened the game versus Tochigi Brex with 24-12 to seal 89:71 total win. Kenta Hirose (193-G-85) stepped up with 24 points, while Kinoshita Hiroyuki followed him with 20. Holcomb Randy ended up with 16 points in the losing effort.

Mitsubishi - Toyota 62-74
Toyota produced 20-5 in the last frame over Mitsubishi to beat them 74:62. Michael Takahashi (198-F-74, college: Cal.St. Northridge) paced all the winners with 24 points and Ricci Philip netted 16. Lett Ontario finished the night with 19 points in the losing effort.




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Applied Science finishes second at the Sharjah International Championship - by Eurobasket News
Applied Science finishes second at the Sharjah International Championship. In the Final game the team lost to Champville from Lebanon 61:81. The winners opened the game with 23-13 and added 13-8 in the second period. Before that in the Semifinals Applied Science overcame Al-ittihad from Libya 80:76. They started with 20-17 in the opening quarter and produced 23-19 in the second frame. Champville meanwhile reached the Final due to 74:60 over Al Sharja from United Arab Emirates.


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Standings - LBAL
LBL D2 Standings
 1. ASK/Buki 1-0 
 2. BS Ogre 1-0 
 3. DSN Riga 1-0 
 4. Jurmala 1-0 
 5. BS Daugava 0-0 
 6. Livani 0-0 
 7. Ventspils Aug. 0-0 
 8. Zemgale/Jun. 0-0 
 9. Barons/Ridzene 0-1 
 10. Liepaja-2 0-1 
 11. Saldus 0-1 
 12. VEF Kadeti 0-1 


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  LEBANON   


Hussam El-Dine Hariri: Day 1: Riyadi survived to Qadsia.. - by Rabih Khoury
Hussam El-Dine 20th International tournament kicked off yesterday in Riyadi Court Manara.... After the opening ceremony, the first game was Riyadi against Qadsia.
Riyadi won their game in a difficult way, and not showing the expected level from them. Riyadi won 73-70 after leading nearly all the game by 8 or 9pts. Joseph Vogel (211-C-73, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Colorado St.) was the best from Riyadi side with 16pts including 3 3pts. As for Qadsia, Joel Box was the best with 28pts. Below the stats of the game:

Riyadi:
-Joe Vogel 16Pts, 10Rbs (3/6 3's + 1/2 FT)
-Loonie Cooper 15Pts, 2Rbs, 7Ass (3/5 3's)
-Jean Abdel Nour 13Pts, 7Rbs, 4Ass (1/4 3's + 4/6 FT)
-Ali Mahmoud 11Pts, 4Rbs, 3Ass (0/4 3's + 5/7 FT)
-Ali Fakherdine 6Pts, 3Rbs
-Tony Williams 5Pts, 12Rbs (0/3 3's + 3/6 FT)
-Elie Estephan 3Pts, 3Rbs (1/8 3's)

Qadisiya:
-Joel Box 28Pts, 13Rbs (2/6 3's + 3/5 FT)
-Fahed Sebaai 15Pts, 2Rbs (3/7 3's + 2/2 FT)
-Micheal Christensen 8Pts, 10Rbs, 8Ass (1/2 3's + 3/8 FT)
-Abed Mteri 7Pts, 5Rbs

Also in another game in the same group, Al Ahly from Egypt had an easy win against Almuharraq 82-52.
Three games today. Schedule is found on our page also.


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Arturas Valeika joins Alytus Alita - by Eurobasket
Alytus Alita agreed terms with 25-year old forward Arturas Valeika (206-F-85, college: Midland CC). Valeika was recently tested by Naturhouse Ferrara (Italy), but has not signed a contract. Valeika is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Germany, Italy, Latvia and Ukraine. In his first game for Alitus (beat Zemgale in Baltic league), he played just 12 minutes scoring 4 points and collecting 3 rebounds.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Neptunas returns forward Valdas Vasylius - by Eurobasket News
Neptunas came up with important signing for this season. The Lithuanian outfit inked a deal with its former player Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83, college: ODU). The 27-year-old forward is back to Neptunas after one season in Russia with Krasnie Krilya Samara. He appeared 16 times for them in EuroChallenge averaging 8.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Samara reached the Finals. In Russian league, his numbers dropped to 2.2 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 19 games.
Valdas Vasylius was a member of Neptunas on season 2008/09 and was one of their best players. For 25 games in LKL he had 14.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg and 1.9 apg. Even better numbers Vasylius registered in Baltic League. For 18 games in Baltic League Challenge Cup he shined with 17.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 1.6 apg. Season before that he changed three teams: Anwil, Rethimno and Nevezis.
Valdas Vasylius is a product of the Old Dominion University, where he graduated in 2007. In his senior season, Vasylius had 15.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg for 33 games. He started basketball career with Universitetaes-Laivite Klaipeda.


Best players of Lithuanian LKL round 3 - by Eurobasket News
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 29-year old forward had a double-double of 21 points and eleven rebounds, while his team outclassed Naglis-Adakris (#8, 1-2) with 27-point margin 83-56. Despite this victory Lietuvos Rytas dropped to the 2nd position in Lithuanian LKL. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Lietuvos Rytas already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Bajramovic turned to be Lietuvos Rytas' top player in his first season with the team. Bajramovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 19.7ppg) and averages solid 58.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old former international forward Aurimas Kieza (202-F-82, agency: Players Group) of Juventus-LKSK Utenos. Kieza impressed basketball fans with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Juventus lost that game 56-96 to Zalgiris (5-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Kieza is a newcomer at Juventus and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.0ppg (#2). He also registered 12.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Vilmantas Dilys (208-F-87, agency: Interperformances) of Naglis-Adakris Palangos (#8). Dilys scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Dilys' great performance Naglis-Adakris lost 56-83 to Lietuvos Rytas (#2, 3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Naglis-Adakris not to end season on such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Dilys could try to bring Naglis-Adakris' a little bit higher in the standings. Dilys has individually a great season in Lithuania. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.0ppg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. DeJuan Collins (188-G-76) of Zalgiris - 5 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists
5. Vaidotas Volkus (203-F-85) of Techasas - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84) of Zalgiris - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Tadas Klimavicius (204-F-82) of Zalgiris - 15 points and 10 rebounds
8. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) of Lietuvos Rytas - 11 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Mindaugas Stasys (180-G-86) of Neptunas - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) of Lietuvos Rytas - 11 points and 9 rebounds


Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Pieno Zvaigzd. 4-0 
 2. LKKA-Atletas 3-0 
 3. Nafta Univ. 3-0 
 4. Meresta Pak. 3-1 
 5. Zalgiris-Sabonio 3-1 
 6. Radviliskis 2-2 
 7. Silute 2-2 
 8. VKM-Perlas 2-2 
 9. Akademija 1-2 
 10. ABRO-Univ. 1-3 
 11. Delikatesas 1-3 
 12. Erelita 1-3 
 13. Mazeikiai 1-3 
 14. Triobet Malsta 1-3 
 15. Puntukas An. 0-3 


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Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Xalapa 11-2 
 2. Pioneros 11-2 
 3. Toros 11-2 
 4. Angeles 10-3 
 5. Fuerza Regia 8-5 
 6. Halc.Rojos 8-5 
 7. Huracanes 8-5 
 8. Ola Verde 7-5 
 9. Soles 7-6 
 10. Algodoneros 6-6 
 11. Lobos Grises 6-6 
 12. Lechugueros 6-7 
 13. Titanes 5-8 
 14. Potros 4-8 
 15. Abejas 3-8 
 16. Panteras 3-11 
 17. Jaguares 1-13 
 18. Volcanes 0-13 


Strengthened Fuerza Regia beat Titanes 84-68 - by Carlos Chapa
Fuerza Regia Monterrey recovered from its two straight loses to down Titanes Capital D.F. with a score of 84-68. The local team from Monterrey presented two new players in its roster, after Alejandro Carmona and Michael Gale had tactical differences with head coach Reginald Jordan ; the players that arrived this week just before the game against Titanes were Torrington Cox, a member of the Bahamas National Team and Demetric Shaw, a veteran who holds the record for most points ever scored in a single LNBP game with 74. In addition to these players, Mike Mitchell got his Mexican passport and therefore was activated to make his debut with Fuerza Regia Monterrey.

It seems that the management was not mistaken in making changes to its roster since the trio of new players led their team in the statistical category of scoring, Demetric Shaw had 18 points, most of them product of his ability to penetrate and his aggressiveness when facing the defender, Mike Mitchell ended with 17 points, but most importantly he seems to be the point guard that this team lacked since the opening tip with his ball handling skills, he also showed good shooting touch with three shots made from beyond the arc, finally 'Tory' Cox also recorded 17 points and showed great defense in some possessions.

As for the progress of the game, Fuerza Regia Monterrey had the lead for most parts of it, in many games of this season the third and fourth quarters have been a nightmare for the 'Regios', there was no exception last night, the local team did not score a single point for 10:36 minutes between the third and last frames, Titanes took advantage with a 13-0 run and key buckets by Jesus Lopez who had 10 points,- and Victor Avila, but when the crowd of more than 1,000 fans thought the game could be decided in 'crunch time', the last part of the match saw many turnovers which buried Titanes Capital D.F..

Next games (Sunday, October 16):
-Angeles de Puebla vs Fuerza Regia Monterrey
-Titanes Capital D.F. vs Toros Nuevo Laredo



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Andrew Bynum progresses in recovery - by Eurobasket News
The overall health of the Los Angeles Lakers' roster took one step forward and two steps back heading into back-to-back preseason games this weekend.

The step forward: Andrew Bynum (7'0''-C-87, agency: David Lee services) participated in a series of resistance strength exercises on the sidelines Friday with the aid of trainer Alex McKechnie. It was the first time Bynum worked upright during the recovery process from offseason knee surgery.

'We hope that it's within a week or two that he's on the court with us,' Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. 'That doesn't mean that he's going to go through a full practice, but he can do some of the things.'

Bynum was originally cleared by doctors to return to contact drills and weight-bearing exercises on the knee in late October.

The two steps back: Sasha Vujacic will not play this weekend and will be re-evaluated Monday after suffering a concussion Thursday when an inadvertent elbow from Lamar Odom struck him under his left eye. Vujacic wore sunglasses as he watched Friday's practice on the sidelines.

Luke Walton is also listed as doubtful for the four-team round-robin dubbed the Staples Center Shootout as his right hamstring strain continues to improve.

'Sasha says he's feeling pretty good, actually. He doesn't have blurred vision, he doesn't see lights and they did find a brain when they went in,' Jackson quipped.

There was also a step sideways.

A day after completing a full practice with the team and shooting workout afterward, Kobe Bryant did not practice with the team Friday, giving his surgically repaired right knee a day's respite from running up and down the floor. He did participate in an off-court workout, however.

Bryant continues to pace his recovery from the offseason procedure, the third since 2003 on the knee, with the goal of being as close to as 100 percent as possible for the season opener against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 26.

'[He looks] better,' Pau Gasol said of Bryant. 'I think he's feeling more comfortable, more aggressive and getting into a rhythm out there. Obviously he's testing himself and I like the progress that I've seen as far as movement goes and confidence.'

Jackson said he plans to keep Bryant's playing time to 'under 24 minutes' on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets. Rookie swingman Devin Ebanks has been playing more guard at practice, with the possibility of filling in some of the backcourt minutes vacated because of Bryant's and Vujacic's injuries.

Courtesy of ESPN


Oklahoma City Thunder waive Longar and Carter - by Eurobasket News
The Oklahoma City Thunder waived guard Tweety Carter (5'11''-G-86) and center Longar Longar (6'11''-C-85, college: Oklahoma) on Friday.

Carter saw action in one game this preseason for Oklahoma City,averaging 4.0 points and 1.0 steal in 4.0 minutes of action.

Longar, a former University of Oklahoma player, appeared in one game for the Thunder.

Oklahoma City's roster now stands at 17.

Courtesy of www.tulsaworld.com


Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi arrives in Memphis after being detained in Iran - by Eurobasket News
Hamed Haddadi (7'2''-C-85, agency: Agency No 10) has finally arrived at his second home.

The 7-foot Grizzlies center, who was detained in his native Iran because of a legal issue, arrived in Memphis early Friday after missing the first three weeks of training camp.

Haddadi immediately underwent a team physical and was expected to rejoin his teammates during a shoot-around before the Griz host the Milwaukee Bucks for a preseason game tonight in FedExForum.

'We hope he's in good shape,' Griz general manager Chris Wallace said. 'He's coming onto a moving train now. He's definitely behind from a number of standpoints.'

Haddadi is entering his third NBA season. He is scheduled to earn about $1.6 million this season, but the Griz could dock Haddadi's salary for the five preseason games he missed, according to the league's collective bargaining agreement.

Haddadi landed in Memphis at roughly 8:15 a.m. on a red-eye flight from San Francisco. He was on a plane for a total of 27 hours after leaving Iran.

The Grizzlies said Haddadi's visa was in order and that certification did not prevent him from missing the start of training camp.

It is believed that Haddadi was going through a contentious divorce. Although not prohibited, divorce is strongly discouraged in Islam and disapproved by Iranian culture.

Haddadi did return to Iran to participate in the World Championships this summer with his national team. The Griz, however, had little to no contact with Haddadi since the World Championships in Turkey.

'I don't expect anything,' Griz coach Lionel Hollins said when asked what Haddadi's condition could be. 'He hasn't done anything since the Worlds so how would we know.'

Haddadi averaged 2.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in 36 appearances for the Grizzlies last season.

Hollins stated the obvious when he confirmed that Haddadi would be hard-pressed to see the court for Memphis anytime in the near future.

'He's not a part of what we're doing,' Hollins said. 'He's behind, and he's got a long ways to go to catch up. It's going to take a lot of work. The question is does he have the mentality and the work ethic to get it done?'

Courtesy of www.commercialappeal.com


Celtics 117, Raptors 112: Robinson leads Celtics - by Eurobasket News
Nate Robinson (5'9''-G-84, college: Washington) scored 23 points, Rajon Rondo had 21, and the Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 117-112 in an exhibition game last night.

Boston led by 29 but had to hold on late for its fifth win in six preseason games as the Raptors rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Celtics 39-16.

The Celtics led 101-73 heading into the fourth before the Raptors mounted a comeback against Boston's reserves. Toronto's Sonny Weems (6'6''-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) made a pair of 3-pointers and Marcus Banks made one of two from the line to cut it to 112-108 with 38 seconds left, but Robinson answered with a pair of free throws to push the lead back to six.

Linas Kleiza (6'8''-F-85, college: Missouri) and Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) each scored 15 points for the Raptors, who have lost three of four.

Ray Allen (6'6''-G-75, college: Connecticut) scored 15 points, and Marquis Daniels and Von Wafer each had 14 for the defending Eastern Conference champions.

Boston starters Kevin Garnett and Jermaine O'Neal both played 15 minutes, with Garnett scoring eight points and O'Neal adding four.

Rondo scored 16 of his points in the third, including a 12 for 15 showing at the free throw line, as Boston outscored Toronto 41-30.

Bargnani continued to struggle with his shooting, going 5 for 16. The top pick in the 2006 draft, Bargnani is 16 for 64 in five preseason games.

Weems and Leandro Barbosa each scored 12 points for the Raptors, with Banks and Amir Johnson both adding 10.

Boston forward Glenn Davis, who skipped Wednesday's win at New York with a sore left knee, returned to the lineup but fouled out after scoring five points in 10 minutes.

The Celtics shot 7 for 11 from 3-point range in the first half, including two each from Daniels and Robinson, to lead 60-43 at the intermission.

Courtesy of www.milforddailynews.com


Kings waive Atchley, Crawford and Landry - by Eurobasket News
The Kings have waived small forward Marcus Landry (6'7''-F-85, college: Wisconsin). The second-year player started the first two preseason games of the season, but hasn't played since. He was considered an early favorite to make the team, and even today some wondered if he hadn't been playing because the coaching staff and front office knew what they'd get from him.

Shooting guard Crawford Joe (6'5''-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Kentucky) and center Connor Atchley (6'10''-F/C-85, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Texas) were both also waived. Neither has played much during the preseason. J.R. Giddens and Donald Sloan were cut last week.

The Kings' roster stands at 14. The only players without guaranteed contracts left on the roster are Luther Head and Darnell Jackson. Geoff Petrie said at the start of training camp that the Kings would most likely carry just 13 players into the regular season.

Courtesy of www.sactownroyalty.com


Bulls lose to Mavericks in OT, 109-105 - by Eurobasket News
The Bulls dropped to 2-3 in exhibition play following a 109-105 overtime loss to the Mavericks Friday night at United Center.

In overtime, Dominique Jones (6'4''-G-88, college: S.Florida) scored while being fouled by C.J. Watson (6'2''-G-84, college: Tennessee), who shot 2 for 13, with 27.7 seconds left. Jones again missed the free throw, but Ian Mahinmi rebounded, scored and converted his three-point play for a 106-103 Mavericks lead with 26.4 seconds left.

Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis), who tied Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Duke) with 23 points, then missed a 3-pointer.

Rose forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left. Jose Barea almost won it for the Mavericks in regulation with a long 3-pointer at the buzzer that spun in and out.

Earlier, Watson missed a deep 3-pointer in the waning seconds with the Bulls down by three. Brendan Haywood (7'0''-C-79, college: N.Carolina) rebounded but Jones missed both free throws with 5.7 seconds left, setting up Rose's heroics.

The Bulls trailed 96-94 when Haywood blocked Rose's baseline jumper with 22 seconds left and Watson fouled Jones, but Jones sank only one of two free throws with 15.6 seconds left.

Thanks to torrid 3-point shooting early, the Bulls tied the Mavericks 55-55 at halftime.

The Bulls hit six of their first nine shots from downtown, including three straight from Deng.

Deng scored 13 points for the Bulls, who were led by Rose's 14 points. The Bulls sank 7 of 16 3-pointers overall for the first half.

Nowitzki's 14 points led the Mavericks.

The second quarter also featured coach Tom Thibodeau's first career technical foul as a head coach.

Courtesy of www.chicagobreakingsports.com


Bobcats waive Javaris Crittenton - by Eurobasket News
Charlotte Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins announced today that the team has waived guard Javaris Crittenton (6'5''-G-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgia Tech). In four preseason appearances, he averaged 3.3 points, 1.8 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 13:27 minutes.

Crittenton has played in 113 career NBA games for the Lakers, Grizzlies and Wizards, averaging 5.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 16.4 minutes. The two-year veteran was initially selected by the Lakers with the 19th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

The Bobcats roster now stands at 17.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


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  NEW ZEALAND   


Breakers Academy extinguish Heat - by Mike Lacey
Breakers Academy caused a major upset in the first semi final of the Supercity Competition at Atlas Place on Saturday. Breakers defeated the previously unbeaten Harbour Heat Reserves 89-82 and now meet Waitakere in the final.
Heat Reserves started the game strongly establishing an early advantage with guards Zac Fitzgerald and Hayden Allen scoring freely. The quarter time advantage was 20-17 but by half time the Breakers had turned this around to lead 42-38. Fitzgerald led all scorers with 11 points but Josh Bloxham (192-G-90) and Morgan Nathan were impressing for the Breakers.
The spoils were shared 23 apiece in the third quarter, Heat captain Dan Ryan dominating the period with 17 points including a giant three to beat the buzzer at the conclusion of the period but Bloxham was not far behind with 13 points of his own.
The final quarter was intense as both teams turned up the defensive intensity and initially it was the Breakers who coped better with the pressure extending their 4 point threequarter advantage into the largest lead of the game, 77-67 with five minutes remaining. The lead was still double digits with 6:54 remaining but baskets from Ryan and Allen reduced the lead to 6 points entering the final four minutes. Nathan steadied the ship for the Breakers with a strong move but missed the opportunity to add the free throw by committing a foul line violation. The Heat then went on a 6-0 run and with 1:13 remaining the Breakers lead was down to one, 83-82. However man of the match Josh Bloxham (192-G-90) took control of proceedings, absorbing the Heat pressure and icing the game with free throws either side of a Rueban TeRangi basket.
Ryan 34 points and Allen 26 points led all scoring but ultimately the Breakers with five players in double figures had the better balanced attack and nailed the win.
Final Score;
Breakers Academy 89 (
Josh Bloxham (192-G-90) 30, Sam King 15, Brad Anderson 14, Morgan Nathan 13, Rueban TeRangi 13)
Heat Reserves 82 (Dan Ryan 34, Hayden Allen 26)



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  PALESTINE   


Cup Tournament Final Four - by Tamara Awartani

This times cup tournament has a new flavor to it, new local players took part, younger players joined forces with the mens teams and Mousa Bashir coming back from Jordan (more to come on that) but I think going one step back of not taking any imports anymore this season.
Several teams took part in the cup tournament, but the final four are Ibdaa, De La Salle, Birzeit and Qalandia.
On Tuesday the 19th the four teams will play to determin the finalists. Qalandia vs. Idaa and De La Salle against Birzeit. All well-known teams with great players amongst them makes the games exciting and worth watching. Its worth mentioing that Ibdaa won the championship against De La Salle with both having great imports on their teams, Jimmy Williams and Justin williams, but not to forget ofcourse with great local players on both as well. More details to come your way then.



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  PHILIPPINES   


KL DRAGONS seeking first win with new phil-american import White and American Import Hartman - by Sheryl Reyes
The KL Dragons fell to their second consecutive defeat last week Oct 10, 2010 vs Satria Muda with 77-68 final score. Angelus Santos Raymundo led the Dragons with a double-double, scoring 20 points and pulling down 21 rebounds and teammate Rudy Lingganay chipped in with 17. The Dragons shot 26/77 (34%) from field-goal range and pulled down 42 rebounds to Satria Mudas 28' the second loss in a row is worrying the Dragons coaching staff that made them do some changes , they have hired ex phil-am Brunei Barracudas player Kevin White (183-G) who will be seen in action as they play against Singapore Slingers Sunday October 17. 2010 White is expected to big help for the other imports and locals as he can be key ingredient for upcomming wins also with the arrival of Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) we will sure see new moves and changes in the KL Dragons squad

Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Alaska 3-0 
 2. Talk N Text 3-0 
 3. Ginebra 1-1 
 4. San Miguel 1-1 
 5. Barako 1-1 
 6. Powerade T. 1-1 
 7. Rain or Shine 1-2 
 8. Air21 1-2 
 9. Meralco B. 1-2 
 10. Derby Ace L. 0-3 


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  POLAND   


Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. PBG Basket 2-0 
 2. Zastal ZG 2-0 
 3. Energa Czarni 1-0 
 4. Anwil 1-1 
 5. Assec.Prokom 1-1 
 6. PGE Turow 1-1 
 7. Siarka T. 1-1 
 8. SKK Kotwica 1-1 
 9. Trefl Sopot 1-1 
 10. AZS Koszalin 0-1 
 11. Polonia Azbud 0-2 
 12. Polpharma 0-2 


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. Rosasport 5-0 
 2. Tempcold AZS 5-0 
 3. ISS Sportino 4-1 
 4. Sokol L. 4-1 
 5. Znicz Basket 3-1 
 6. Asec.Prokom-2 3-2 
 7. Big Star 3-2 
 8. MMKS DG 3-2 
 9. Start Lublin 2-2 
 10. AZS Szczecin 2-3 
 11. Gornik Walb. 1-4 
 12. LKS Lodz 1-4 
 13. Polonia 2011 1-4 
 14. SKK Siedlce 1-4 
 15. Spojnia S. 1-4 
 16. Astoria 0-5 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. MMKS SIDEn 4-0 
 2. Zuraw Gn. 3-0 
 3. SMS PZKosz W. 3-1 
 4. AZS Kutno 2-1 
 5. Korsarz 2-1 
 6. Norgips 2-2 
 7. Tur B.Podl. 2-2 
 8. Zyrardowianka 2-2 
 9. OSSM W-wa 1-2 
 10. Plock 1-2 
 11. Trefl II Sopot 1-2 
 12. Basket Pila 1-3 
 13. Polpak 1-3 
 14. AZS Olsztyn 0-4 
Group B
 1. Open Basket 4-1 
 2. AZS PO Opole 3-1 
 3. Ksiezak 3-1 
 4. AZS PP Poznan 3-2 
 5. Gliwice 3-2 
 6. Obiekty Wrocl. 3-2 
 7. Sudety JG 3-2 
 8. KK A-Bild 2-2 
 9. MKS Skiern. 2-2 
 10. AZS Pol.Cz-wa 2-3 
 11. Nysa Klodzko 2-3 
 12. Pogon Prudnik 2-3 
 13. Slask Wroclaw 2-3 
 14. Stal Ostrow 2-3 
 15. Pogon Ruda Sl. 1-4 
 16. Alba 0-3 
Group C
 1. MOSiR Krosno 5-0 
 2. AZS AWF K-ce 4-1 
 3. KKS Novum L. 3-1 
 4. Unia Tarnow 3-1 
 5. Znicz 3-1 
 6. HK Zory 3-2 
 7. MKS Limanowa 3-2 
 8. UMKS Kielce 3-2 
 9. Staco Niepol. 2-2 
 10. AZS PR Radom 2-3 
 11. Polonia P. 2-3 
 12. AZS Rzeszow 1-3 
 13. Mickiewicz 1-3 
 14. Wisla Krakow 1-3 
 15. Cracovia 0-4 
 16. MCKiS Jaw. 0-5 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 30
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica30.0 
 2. Miller, PBG Basket20.0 
 3. Brown, Assec.Pr.20.0 
 4. Hinson, Polonia Azbud19.5 
 5. Ewing, Assec.Pr.19.0 
 6. Bialek, Energa Czarni19.0 
 7. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot18.0 
 8. Jovanovic, Anwil17.5 
 9. Burgess, Zastal ZG17.5 
 10. Frazier, AZS K.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Siarka T.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 13
 1. Truscott, Siarka T.13.0 
 2. Burgess, Zastal ZG11.0 
 3. Wysocki, PGE Turow9.5 
 4. Jagla, Assec.Pr.9.0 
 5. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.5 
 6. Jovanovic, Anwil7.5 
 7. Miller, Anwil7.5 
 8. Bialek, Energa Czarni7.0 
 9. Kinnard, Trefl S.7.0 
 10. Varda, Assec.Pr.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Assec.Prokom
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brown, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 2. Blassingame, Energa C.7.0 
 3. Vaughn, Polpharma6.5 
 4. Scott, SKK Kotwica6.0 
 5. Thomas, PGE Turow6.0 
 6. Nowakowski, Poloni.4.5 
 7. Beal, Trefl Sopot4.0 
 8. Bialek, Energa Czarni4.0 
 9. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.0 
 10. Hodge, Zastal ZG3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel EWING
  Assec.Prokom
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ewing, Assec.Pr.5.0 
 2. Brown, Assec.Pr.3.0 
 3. Bialek, Energa Czarni3.0 
 4. Fisher, SKK K.3.0 
 5. Hodge, Zastal ZG3.0 
 6. Chanas, Polpharma2.5 
 7. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 8. Thomas, PGE Turow2.5 
 9. Wichniarz, Poloni.2.5 
 10. Scott, SKK Kotwica2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zbigniew BIALEK
  Energa Czarni
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bialek, Energa Czarni4.0 
 2. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.2.5 
 3. Easley, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 4. Ceranic, Trefl S.2.0 
 5. Harris, SKK K.2.0 
 6. Hicks, Anwil2.0 
 7. Goffney, Siarka T.1.5 
 8. Truscott, Siarka T.1.5 
 9. Palmer, Polonia Azbud1.5 
 10. Kinloch, AZS K.1.0 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Asec.Prokom-2
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.20.6 
 2. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.20.4 
 3. Majcherek, AZS S.20.4 
 4. Sterenga, Gornik W.17.7 
 5. Jakobczyk, Gornik W.17.4 
 6. Pacocha, AZS S.17.4 
 7. Witos, GKS Tychy16.3 
 8. Pamula, Tempcold.16.0 
 9. Zurawski, ISS S.15.8 
 10. Jankowski, Polonia .15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wojciech ZURAWSKI
  ISS Sportino
  (199-F/C-76)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Zurawski, ISS S.10.2 
 2. Klima, Sokol L.9.6 
 3. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.9.6 
 4. Andrzejewski, Asec.P.8.6 
 5. Grudzinski, Spojn.8.6 
 6. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.8.6 
 7. Sterenga, Gornik W.8.3 
 8. Mis, SKK Siedlce8.2 
 9. Misiewicz, Znicz B.8.0 
 10. Lisewski, MMKS D.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.6.4 
 2. Zytko, ISS Sportino6.0 
 3. Pacocha, AZS S.5.6 
 4. Wilczek, Tempcold.5.0 
 5. Wojcicki, SKK S.5.0 
 6. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.8 
 7. Pustelnik, GKS T.4.2 
 8. Sikora, Start Lublin4.0 
 9. Glapinski, Sokol L.3.8 
 10. Trepka, LKS Lodz3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marek SZUMELDA-KRZYCKI
  Znicz Basket
  (191-G-91)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Szumelda-K., Znicz B.4.7 
 2. Debski, SKK Siedlce4.0 
 3. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.4.0 
 4. Zytko, ISS Sportino4.0 
 5. Michalak, Polonia .3.6 
 6. Mis, SKK Siedlce3.4 
 7. Stoklosa, Spojn.3.4 
 8. Wojcicki, SKK S.3.4 
 9. Pacocha, AZS S.3.0 
 10. Jankowski, Polonia .2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Przemyslaw SZYMANSKI
  Znicz Basket
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Szymanski, Znicz B.2.5 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.0 
 3. Klima, Sokol L.1.4 
 4. Glabas, Polonia 20111.4 
 5. Sudowski, AZS S.1.4 
 6. Mis, SKK Siedlce1.4 
 7. Wrobel, Gornik Walb.1.2 
 8. Laydych, Astoria1.2 
 9. Strzelecki, ISS S.1.2 
 10. Zalewski, Rosas.1.2 


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  PORTUGAL   


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


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Richard ORUCHE
  Ginasio
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 26
 1. Oruche, Ginasio26.0 
 2. Smith, Ovarense23.0 
 3. Barroso, Ginasio20.0 
 4. Hartford, Ginasio17.0 
 5. Schneider, Ovarense16.0 
 6. Cortez, Ovarense15.0 
 7. Reveles, Ginasio13.0 
 8. Webster, Ovarense10.0 
 9. Pinto, Ovarense7.0 
 10. Goncalves, Ginas.6.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nuno CORTEZ
  Ovarense
  (205-C-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Cortez, Ovarense11.0 
 2. Silva, Ginasio10.0 
 3. Webster, Ovarense10.0 
 4. Reveles, Ginasio9.0 
 5. Oruche, Ginasio8.0 
 6. Barroso, Ginasio6.0 
 7. Pinto, Ovarense6.0 
 8. Hartford, Ginasio5.0 
 9. Schneider, Ovarense5.0 
 10. Manarte, Ovaren.4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Joao REVELES
  Ginasio
  (187-G-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Reveles, Ginasio4.0 
 2. Smith, Ovarense4.0 
 3. Schneider, Ovarense3.0 
 4. Barroso, Ginasio2.0 
 5. Manarte, Ovarense2.0 
 6. Silva, Ginasio1.0 
 7. Pinto, Ovarense1.0 
 8. Oruche, Ginasio1.0 
 9. Hartford, Ginasio1.0 
 10. Webster, Ovaren.0.0 
Steals Per Game
 Richard ORUCHE
  Ginasio
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Oruche, Ginasio5.0 
 2. Smith, Ovarense3.0 
 3. Cortez, Ovarense2.0 
 4. Silva, Ginasio2.0 
 5. Barroso, Ginasio1.0 
 6. Webster, Ovarense1.0 
 7. Goncalves, Ginasio1.0 
 8. Hartford, Ginasio1.0 
 9. Schneider, Ovarense1.0 
 10. Pinto, Ovaren.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Joao REVELES
  Ginasio
  (187-G-80)
  Avg: 0
 1. Reveles, Ginasio0.0 
 2. Hartford, Ginasio0.0 
 3. Webster, Ovarense0.0 
 4. Barroso, Ginasio0.0 
 5. Schneider, Ovarense0.0 
 6. Oruche, Ginasio0.0 
 7. Rosa, Ginasio0.0 
 8. Barbosa, Ovarense0.0 
 9. Goncalves, Ginasio0.0 
 10. Manarte, Ovaren.0.0 


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  ROMANIA   


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Ploiesti 4-0 
 2. Gaz Metan 3-0 
 3. Oradea 3-0 
 4. Steaua Turabo 3-1 
 5. U.Mobitel.CN 3-1 
 6. Mures 2-0 
 7. Craiova 2-2 
 8. Otopeni 2-2 
 9. Pitesti 2-2 
 10. Rovinari 2-2 
 11. CSU Sibiu 1-3 
 12. Timisoara 1-3 
 13. CSM Bucur. 0-2 
 14. Politehnica Iasi 0-2 
 15. Brasov 0-4 
 16. Miercurea C. 0-4 


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  RUSSIA   


Standings - Superleague A
PBL Standings
 1. CSKA 1-0 
 2. Khimky 1-0 
 3. Spartak SP 1-0 
 4. Dynamo M. 1-1 
 5. Lokomotiv K. 1-1 
 6. Triumph 1-1 
 7. Unics 1-1 
 8. Enisey 0-1 
 9. Krasnie Krilya 0-1 
 10. N.Novgorod 0-1 


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Dmitry SOKOLOV
  CSKA
  (212-C-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Sokolov, CSKA20.0 
 2. Popovic, Unics19.5 
 3. Lampe, Unics19.0 
 4. Williams, Enisey17.0 
 5. Vyaltsev, Triumph17.0 
 6. Antic, Spartak SP17.0 
 7. Lyday, Unics16.5 
 8. Popovic, Spartak SP16.0 
 9. Toporov, Lokomoti.15.5 
 10. Kuzyakin, Krasni.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Khimky
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Monya, Khimky12.0 
 2. Trushkin, Triumph11.5 
 3. Marjanovic, CSKA10.0 
 4. Lampe, Unics9.0 
 5. Fridzon, Khimky8.0 
 6. Ivanov, N.Novgorod8.0 
 7. Massey, Lokomoti.8.0 
 8. Zhukanenko, Dynamo M.7.5 
 9. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.7.5 
 10. Levter, Triumph7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Matjaz SMODIS
  CSKA
  (205-F-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Smodis, CSKA8.0 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .6.0 
 3. Planinic, Khimky5.0 
 4. Ponkrashov, Spart.5.0 
 5. Shved, CSKA5.0 
 6. Williams, Enisey5.0 
 7. Popovic, Unics4.5 
 8. Antic, Spartak SP4.0 
 9. Aleksic, N.Novgorod4.0 
 10. Jeretin, Lokomoti.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jamont GORDON
  CSKA
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gordon, CSKA3.0 
 2. Nesterov, Krasni.3.0 
 3. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.3.0 
 4. Jeretin, Lokomoti.2.5 
 5. Williams, Enisey2.0 
 6. Kurbanov, CSKA2.0 
 7. Likhodey, Triumph2.0 
 8. Massey, Lokomoti.2.0 
 9. Komarovskiy, Eni.2.0 
 10. Paunic, N.Novgorod2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitry SOKOLOV
  CSKA
  (212-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sokolov, CSKA3.0 
 2. Eze, Khimky3.0 
 3. Vranes, Unics2.5 
 4. Monya, Khimky2.0 
 5. Likhodey, Triumph1.5 
 6. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.1.5 
 7. Yakovenko, N.Nov.1.0 
 8. Marjanovic, CSKA1.0 
 9. Plisnic, N.Novgorod1.0 
 10. Planinic, Khimky1.0 


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OKK Beograd inks Nenad Misanovic - by Eurobasket News
OKK Beograd came up with important signing for rest of the season. The Serbian outfit signed a deal with center Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84). The 26-year-old player arrives to OKK Beograd from PBG Basket Poznan, where he finished last season. Misanovic joined them in January and averaged 4.7 points and 3 rebounds for 9 games. He started the season in Radnicki Kragujevac. For 6 Adriatic league games with them, Misanovic had 3.3 ppg and 1 rpg.
Season 2008/09, Nenad Misanovic split between Buducnost Podgorica and Igokea Aleksandrovac. From 2005 to February of 2008 he was a member of Crvena Zvezda. In their last season he had 10.5 ppg and 5 rpg for 21 games in Adriatic league. After that, Misanovic signed a deal with Dynamo Moscow, but struggled to get minutes there. He appeared just in 5 ULEB Cup games registering 1.2 ppg and 2.2 rpg. In the past, he spent many years with Hemofarm Vrsac. He started there as a teenager. Misanovic played for Serbian U21 NT.


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. FMP 2-0 
 2. Napredak 2-0 
 3. Sloga 2-0 
 4. Crnokosa 1-0 
 5. Borac 1-1 
 6. Mega Vizura 1-1 
 7. Metalac 1-1 
 8. Proleter Naft. 1-1 
 9. Tamis 1-1 
 10. Vojvodina 1-1 
 11. Beograd 0-1 
 12. Novi Sad 0-2 
 13. Sloboda U. 0-2 
 14. Superfund 0-2 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Crvena Zvez.
 2. Hemofarm
 3. Partizan
 4. Radnicki K.


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Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Nova Ves 6-1 
 2. Svit 5-1 
 3. Inter Bratisl. 4-2 
 4. Vahostav-Zilina 4-3 
 5. Komarno 3-3 
 6. Levice 3-3 
 7. Pezinok 3-3 
 8. Handlova 3-4 
 9. Nitra 3-4 
 10. B.Bystrica 1-5 
 11. Prievidza 0-6 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Adam MCCOY
  Svit
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. McCoy, Svit28.6 
 2. Carter, Vahostav.25.4 
 3. Burrows, Komarno24.2 
 4. Sapp, Pezinok21.3 
 5. Wheeler, Inter B.20.4 
 6. Montgomery, Nitra20.0 
 7. Moore, Nitra19.8 
 8. Johnson, Nova Ves19.5 
 9. Delic, Handlova17.5 
 10. Tomek, Nitra17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Branislav TOMEK
  Nitra
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Tomek, Nitra11.0 
 2. Carter, Vahostav.10.6 
 3. Erwin, Nitra10.5 
 4. Gavran, Inter B.9.4 
 5. Johnson, Nova Ves9.2 
 6. Wolfinger, Levice8.6 
 7. Velcic, B.Bystrica8.4 
 8. Burrows, Komarno8.2 
 9. Jackson, Komarno8.2 
 10. Micuda, Pezinok7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Moore, Nitra7.8 
 2. Jones, Komarno6.0 
 3. Jefferson, Nova Ves5.2 
 4. Milosevic, Pezinok5.0 
 5. Zavodny, Vahost.4.4 
 6. Sapp, Pezinok4.3 
 7. Kostomaj, Levice4.0 
 8. Wheeler, Inter B.4.0 
 9. Erwin, Nitra4.0 
 10. Gavlak, Handlova3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Vahostav-Zilina
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Carter, Vahostav.3.6 
 2. Moore, Nitra3.2 
 3. Montgomery, Nitra3.0 
 4. Sapp, Pezinok3.0 
 5. McCoy, Svit2.8 
 6. Jones, Komarno2.8 
 7. Seman, Levice2.2 
 8. Kostomaj, Levice2.2 
 9. Gavlak, Handlova2.2 
 10. Polakovic, Svit2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dametri HILL
  Levice
  (202-C-74)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hill, Levice1.8 
 2. Jackson, Komarno1.4 
 3. Williams, Prievidza1.0 
 4. Avalic, Handlova0.9 
 5. Polakovic, Svit0.8 
 6. Harcar, Pezinok0.8 
 7. Hasan, Nitra0.8 
 8. Moore, Nitra0.8 
 9. Ridzon, Prievidza0.8 
 10. Hoferica, Vahost.0.7 


BC Prievidza announced the signing of Roy Booker - by Martin Bosko
After playing for two last seasons in Hungarian A division the 27-years old American combo guard Roy Booker (191-G/F-83, college: SE Missouri St.) comes in Slovakia. Last team of Slovak Extraliga signed Booker because American point guard Christopher Jones is injured since last pre-season game. Booker started his European career in Turkey, played in German 1.Bundesliga. In the season 2008/2009 was the third best shooter of Hungarian A division.

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Standings - 1A
Telemach League Standings
 1. Elektra Esotech 1-0 
 2. Geoplin Slovan 1-0 
 3. Polzela 1-0 
 4. Sentjur 1-0 
 5. Krka 0-0 
 6. U.Olimpija 0-0 
 7. Zlatorog 0-0 
 8. Helios 0-1 
 9. Maribor Messer 0-1 
 10. Parklji 0-1 
 11. TCG Mercator 0-1 


Venta hits game-winning free throws - by Zeljko Zule
Newly promoted Maribor Messer began the season in Telemach League with a humbling 68-88 home loss to Elektra Esotech. Matej Venta (187-G-84) made both free throws for the game-winning points as Hopsi beat Helios 75-74. Slovan used a 16-3 fourth quarter run to defeat LTH Cast Mercator 90-83. Sentjur shot 10-of-17 behind the 3-point line for an easy 95-80 road win over Parklji.
Maribor Messer-Elektra Esotech 66-86: Elektra pulled away with 12 consecutive points in the third quarter to take a crucial lead 59-44. Milos Miljkovic collected 21 points and 15 rebounds, Dorde Lelic scored 18 points, Salih Nuhanovic 13 and Tadej Horvat 12. For Maribor, Ilija Zolotic had 16 points and 7 rebounds and Bojan Jovanovic scored 11 points.
Hopsi-Helios 75-74: Matej Venta scored 14 points, including making the game-winning free throws with 32 seconds left. Gregg Thondique had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Primoz Kobale and Stanko Sebic added 11 points apiece. After trailing by 48-65 early in the final period, Helios came back to take the lead 74-73 with 44 seconds left. Drazen Bubnic netted game-high 16 points before he fouled out, Vlado Pasalic added 11 points and Grega Mali scored 11 points, but he missed potential game-winning shot with the buzzer.
Geoplin Slovan-LTH Cast Mercator 90-83: Slovan used a 27-point final period and outscored LTH 27-17 to get the win. Dejan Cigoja scored 20 points, Marko Pajic 16, Uros Zadnik 11 and Bojan Radulovic 10. Trailing 72-77, Slovan made a 16-3 run and Cigoja posted 8 points in that span. Vladimir Mihailovic paced LTH with 23 points, Bostjan Mahkovic 16 and Andriy Lebedincev had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
Parklji-Sentjur 80-95: Sentjur went on a 14-3 run in the second quarter to take a lead 41-32 and never looked back from there. Dwayne Harmason had 25 points and 5 assists, Teo Simovic collected 16 points and 8 rebounds, Dejan Hohler scored 16 points, Blaz Rucigaj netted 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds and Tadej Ferme added 11 points. Sentjur shot 10-of-17 behind the 3-point line. Dario Krejic led Parklji with 19 points, Jakob Cebasek registering a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Jure Erzen and Matej Luznar scored 14 points apiece.
Zlatorog bye


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KBL Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
SK Knights - LG Sakers 81-91
SK Knights lost to LG Sakers 81:91 on October 16th. Ki Seung-Ho (194-F-85) led the way with 22 points and Kang Dae-Hyup netted 14. Kim Min-Soo and Leather Terrence produced 19 points apieec in the losing effort.

Mobis Phoebus - Anyang KGC 99-86
Mobis Phoebus overcame Anyang KGC 99:86 as Yang Dong-Geun (182-G-81) stepped up with 24 points. Ekperigin Laurence netted 28, while Park Jong-Cheon and Brand Micah netted 14 apiece. Simon David replied with 25 points in the losing case.

Samsung Th. - Elephants 88-86
Samsung needed overtime to beat Elephants 88:86. Haynes Aaron (201-F-81, college: Boise St.) erupted with 29 points and 12 rebounds, while number 9 posted 17. Stevenson Jarod and Hill Herbert responded with 20 points each in the losing effort.

Sonic Boom KT - KCC Egis 71-67
Sonic Boom KT edged KCC Egis 71:67 at the Regular Season Round 3. Park Tae-Yang (182-G-86) paced all the winners with 20 points, while number 10. Daniels Chris finished the night with 22 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.

Daegu Orions - Dongbu Promy 79-91
Dongbu Promy grabbed 91:79 over Daegu Orions. Benson Rod (208-F/C-84, college: California) poured in 18 points, whilst Yoon Ho-Young and Kim Joo-Sung posted 14 points each. McGowan Glen ended up with 19 points in the losing effort.




Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Sonic Boom KT 3-0 
 2. Daegu Orions 2-1 
 3. KCC Egis 2-1 
 4. SK Knights 2-1 
 5. Anyang KGC 1-2 
 6. Dongbu Promy 1-2 
 7. Elephants 1-2 
 8. LG Sakers 1-2 
 9. Mobis Phoebus 1-2 
 10. Samsung Th. 1-2 


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Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Derek STRIBLING
  ADT Tarragona
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 21
 1. Stribling, ADT T.21.0 
 2. Lopez, Avila19.5 
 3. Larry, Regal F.18.3 
 4. Zamora, Andorra18.0 
 5. Ramsdell, Avila17.5 
 6. Mesa, Clavijo17.5 
 7. Bustamante, Plase.17.3 
 8. Smith, Guadalajara17.0 
 9. Torres, Mallorca17.0 
 10. Mortellaro, Lan M.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Guadalajara
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Lawal, Guadalajara16.5 
 2. O''Leary, Oviedo F.10.3 
 3. Larry, Regal F.9.0 
 4. Mesa, Clavijo8.5 
 5. Rodrigo, Guadalaj.8.5 
 6. Klassman, Avila8.0 
 7. Ramsdell, Avila8.0 
 8. Leichtweis, Santurtzi8.0 
 9. Aramburu, ADT T.7.5 
 10. Thompson, Coruna7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rafael RUFIAN
  Promobys
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Rufian, Promobys7.0 
 2. Witt, Clavijo7.0 
 3. Justo, Avila5.0 
 4. Uriz, Santurtzi5.0 
 5. Barcelo, Plasencia4.7 
 6. Lopez, Avila4.0 
 7. Casado, Santurtzi4.0 
 8. Bavosi, Promobys4.0 
 9. Inigo, Guadalajara4.0 
 10. Alonso, Mallorca3.7 
Steals Per Game
 David MESA
  Clavijo
  (200-C-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mesa, Clavijo3.0 
 2. Alonso, Mallorca2.7 
 3. Creus, Regal F.2.7 
 4. Martinez, Plasencia2.7 
 5. Rodrigo, Guadalaj.2.5 
 6. Reichel, Santurtzi2.0 
 7. Torres, Santurtzi2.0 
 8. Ramsey, Promobys2.0 
 9. O''Leary, Oviedo F.2.0 
 10. Ott, Clavijo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Illescas
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Biyombo, Illescas2.3 
 2. Lawal, Guadalajara2.0 
 3. Mbaye, Regal F.1.7 
 4. Todorovic, Prat J.1.7 
 5. Thompson, Coruna1.5 
 6. Howard, Plasencia1.3 
 7. Maglisceau, Promo.1.3 
 8. Marti, Prat J.1.3 
 9. Munoz, Illescas1.0 
 10. Sanchez, Santurtzi1.0 


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Caceres 3-0 
 2. Leon 3-0 
 3. Obradoiro 3-0 
 4. Breogan 2-1 
 5. Burgos 2-1 
 6. CB Murcia 2-1 
 7. Clin.Rincon 2-1 
 8. La Palma 2-1 
 9. Melilla 2-1 
 10. Navarra 2-1 
 11. Alcazar 1-2 
 12. Girona 1-2 
 13. La Laguna 1-2 
 14. Lleida 1-2 
 15. CB Tarragona 0-3 
 16. Huesca 0-3 
 17. Ourense 0-3 
 18. Palencia 0-3 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Mallorca 3-0 
 2. Promobys 3-0 
 3. ADT Tarragona 2-0 
 4. Andorra 2-0 
 5. Clavijo 2-0 
 6. Oviedo Feve 2-1 
 7. Plasencia 2-1 
 8. Regal FC II 2-1 
 9. Prat Juventud 1-2 
 10. Avila 0-2 
 11. Coruna 0-2 
 12. Guadalajara 0-2 
 13. Santurtzi 0-2 
 14. Illescas 0-3 
 15. Lan Mobel ISB 0-3 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria22.3 
 2. Navarro, Regal B.21.3 
 3. Ingles, Granada21.0 
 4. McDonald, DKV J.18.5 
 5. Baron, Lagun A.17.0 
 6. Kurz, Granada17.0 
 7. Lishchuk, Valencia16.3 
 8. Bullock, Cajasol16.0 
 9. Martinez, Valencia15.7 
 10. San Emeterio, Caja L.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.10.0 
 2. Lishchuk, Valencia9.7 
 3. Kurz, Granada9.5 
 4. Ayon, Fuenlabrada8.5 
 5. Fischer, Real Madrid8.3 
 6. Trias, DKV Joventut7.5 
 7. Pietrus, Caja L.7.5 
 8. Mumbru, Bizkaia .7.3 
 9. Doblas, Lagun A.7.0 
 10. Wallace, Gran Canaria6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Omar-Sharif COOK
  Valencia
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Cook, Valencia7.0 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca6.7 
 3. Salgado, Lagun A.6.5 
 4. McIntyre, Unicaja6.0 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.5.5 
 6. Llompart, Meridian.5.0 
 7. Ingles, Granada5.0 
 8. Dumas, Valladolid5.0 
 9. Huertas, Caja L.4.7 
 10. Robinson, DKV J.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Victor CLAVER
  Valencia
  (207-F/C-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Claver, Valencia3.3 
 2. Robinson, DKV J.3.0 
 3. Victor, Menorca3.0 
 4. Kirksay, Cajasol3.0 
 5. Ayon, Fuenlabrada3.0 
 6. Ingles, Granada3.0 
 7. Calloway, Cajasol3.0 
 8. Van Lacke, Valladolid2.5 
 9. Erdogan, Meridian.2.5 
 10. San Miguel, Manre.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Gustavo AYON
  Fuenlabrada
  (209-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ayon, Fuenlabrada2.5 
 2. Vazquez, Regal B.2.3 
 3. Fischer, Real Madrid2.0 
 4. Hosley, DKV J.1.5 
 5. Triguero, Cajasol1.5 
 6. Karl, Granada1.5 
 7. Weigand, Meridiano A.1.5 
 8. Ivanov, Cajasol1.5 
 9. Tomic, Real Madrid1.5 
 10. Morris, Regal B.1.3 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Real Madrid 3-0 
 2. Regal Barca 3-0 
 3. Fuenlabrada 2-0 
 4. Unicaja 2-0 
 5. Bizkaia Bilbao 2-1 
 6. Caja Laboral 2-1 
 7. Cajasol 1-1 
 8. DKV Joventut 1-1 
 9. Lagun Aro GBC 1-1 
 10. Valladolid 1-1 
 11. Vive Menorca 1-1 
 12. Gran Canaria 1-2 
 13. Valencia 1-2 
 14. CAI Zaragoza 0-2 
 15. Estudiantes 0-2 
 16. Granada 0-2 
 17. Manresa 0-2 
 18. Meridiano A. 0-2 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Jason DETRICK
  Melilla
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 24
 1. Detrick, Melilla24.0 
 2. Guillen, La Laguna21.0 
 3. Navarro, Girona19.3 
 4. Freimanis, Huesca19.0 
 5. Palacios, La Palma17.3 
 6. Lima, Clin.Rincon17.3 
 7. Mokongo, Ourense17.0 
 8. Rocchia, Leon17.0 
 9. Faverani, CB Mu.16.3 
 10. Junyent, Obradoiro16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roland CLARK
  Palencia
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Clark, Palencia11.0 
 2. Lima, Clin.Rincon10.3 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.10.0 
 4. Gomez, Burgos9.7 
 5. Guillen, La Laguna9.3 
 6. Faverani, CB Mu.9.3 
 7. Kale, Ourense9.3 
 8. Junyent, Obradoiro9.0 
 9. Blair, Navarra8.0 
 10. Alba, CB Tarragona8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Juan AGUILAR
  CB Tarragona
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Aguilar, CB Tarra.8.7 
 2. Jimenez, Melilla5.3 
 3. Sabat, La Laguna4.7 
 4. Vallmajo, Breogan4.3 
 5. Bernabe, Leon4.3 
 6. Rodriguez, Obrad.4.0 
 7. Cobos, Clin.Rincon3.7 
 8. Perez, Lleida3.3 
 9. Almazan, Clin.Rincon3.3 
 10. Quezada, Leon3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Juan PALACIOS
  La Palma
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Palacios, La Palma2.3 
 2. Aguilar, CB Tarra.2.3 
 3. Rivero, CB Murcia2.3 
 4. Canals, Girona2.0 
 5. Jasen, CB Murcia2.0 
 6. Lopez, La Palma2.0 
 7. Seawright, Leon2.0 
 8. Rost, Girona2.0 
 9. Rodriguez, La Pa.2.0 
 10. Herrero, Huesca2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Miguel MONTANANA
  Melilla
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Montanana, Melilla3.0 
 2. Diouf, CB Tarragona2.3 
 3. Antelo, Caceres2.3 
 4. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.7 
 5. Ugboaja, Burgos1.3 
 6. McCoy, Caceres1.3 
 7. Fontet, Leon1.3 
 8. Rost, Girona1.0 
 9. Downs, Burgos1.0 
 10. Krabbenhoft, Lleida1.0 


CAI Zaragoza signs Carlos Cabezas to a qualifying offer - by Eurobasket News
CAI Zaragoza signed Spanish guard Carlos Cabezas (186-G-80) to a qualifying offer. The ACB returnee will now have to wait five days to complete this signing. Unicaja was the last team in Spain of the 29-year-old guard and they own the ACB rights of Cabezas. So they have right to match the offer from CAI Zaragoza until October 20th. If not, Cabezas will move to Zaragoza.
Carlos Cabezas spent last season in Russia with Khimky Moscow Region. He appeared 16 times in Euroleague with them averaging 7.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists. In Russian league, he added 6.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 3.1 apg for 28 games. It was the first time when Cabezas left Unicaja. He started basketball career with the Malaga team as a teenager and never left them until the summer of 2009. In his last season with Unicaja (08/09) Cabezas had 8.9 ppg and 2 apg in Spanish league. He also added 7.7 ppg and 1.5 apg in Euroleague. Cabezas helped Unicaja to win the Korac Cup in 2001, Spanish Cup in 2005 and ACB title a year later. He won the EuroBasket Gold in Poland with Team Spain, Silver at EuroBasket 2007 in Spain and Gold at the World Championship 2006 in Japan.


Murcia lands Shawn Taggart - by Eurobasket News
Murcia announced signing of Shawn Taggart (207-F-85, agency: Rogue Sports, college: Memphis) to a one-month deal, with option for extension until the end of the season. The American forward will replace Taj Gray, who is out with injury.
Shawn Taggart is not a new face in Spain as he spent few months with Caceres last season. He started it in Israel with Ironi Nahariya averaging 14.8 points and 6.9 rebounds for 10 games. In January this year he agreed a deal with Caceres and spent there rest of the season. Taggart appeared 18 times in LEB Gold registering 10 ppg and 5 rpg. During the year he spent some time in China with Henan Jiyuan Iron and Steel. For 13 games in NBL he exploded with 29.5 ppg and 11.8 rpg. Taggart finished as the top scorer of this competition.
Shawn Taggart is a product of University of Memphis, where he graduated last year. As a senior he played 37 games for the school collecting 10.4 ppg and 7.6 rpg. He transferred to Memphis from Iowa State University in 2006. Taggart helped Memphis to reach the NCAA Finals in 2008. That season he had 5.9 ppg and 4.2 rpg for 39 games. They were C-USA regular season champions in 2008 and 2009.


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Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Sodertalje 3-0 
 2. Norrkoping 2-0 
 3. LF Basket 2-1 
 4. Solna 1-0 
 5. Sundsvall 1-1 
 6. 08 1-2 
 7. Boras 1-2 
 8. Jamtland 1-2 
 9. Uppsala 0-1 
 10. Eco Orebro 0-3 


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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 2-0 
 2. Lugano Tigers 2-0 
 3. Geneve Lions 2-1 
 4. Monthey 1-1 
 5. SAM Massagno 1-1 
 6. SAV Vacallo 1-1 
 7. BBC Nyon 1-2 
 8. Boncourt 1-2 
 9. Starwings 1-2 
 10. Zurich W. 0-2 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Bernex 3-0 
 2. Momo' Basket 3-1 
 3. Neuchatel 3-1 
 4. Vevey 3-1 
 5. Martigny 2-1 
 6. Swiss Central 2-1 
 7. Vernier 2-1 
 8. Bern 1-2 
 9. Chene 1-2 
 10. Acad.Fribourg 1-3 
 11. DDV Lugano 1-3 
 12. Pully 1-3 
 13. Villars 0-4 


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Al-Ittihad comes back from UAE - by Eurobasket News
Al-Ittihad comes back from UAE as the team participated at the Sharjah International Championship Basketball 2010. In the first game the team from Syria overcame Philippines 85:71. The winners started with 17-11 and added 27-24 in the second frame. Philippines however bounced back with 22-16 in the third period but could not win the game. AlShaab from United Arab Emirates overcame Al-Ittihad 82:76 in Day 2 and then Champville from Lebanon destroyed the Syrian team 100:61. The latter finished with 1-2 record in the tournament.



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U18 Afrobasket: Egypt, Tunisia book World Championship tickets - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Defending champion of the FIBA Africa Championship for U18 Men, Egypt are through to the final of this years edition with an 82-40 points win over Mozambique in the second semi-finals of the continent youth Nations Cup.

The young Egyptians who are the only team that is yet to drop a game since the championship began in Kigali, Rwanda last weekend are clearly the favourite to lift the trophy for the second consecutive time as they will take on Tunisia in the final today (Sunday).

Pundits have predicted an Egyptian victory going by the strength of the young Pharoahs who had beaten the Tunisian by 96-62 points at the group stage of the championship.

Tunisia on the other hand defeated Mali by 69-58 points in the first semi-finals.

Both finalists have thus qualified to represent Africa at the 2011 FIBA World Championship for Men in Latvia.


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Standings - TB2L
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Adanaspor 1-0 
 2. Istanbul B.B. 1-0 
 3. Orman Genc 1-0 
 4. Vestel 1-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. Genc Banvit 0-0 
 7. Pertevniyal 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
 9. Final Genclik 0-1 
 10. FMV Isikspor 0-1 
 11. Genc Telekom 0-1 
 12. Yesilyurt 0-1 
Group B
 1. Akhisar Bld 1-0 
 2. Gelisim 1-0 
 3. Hacettepe Un. 1-0 
 4. Kepez Bld 1-0 
 5. Optimum TED 1-0 
 6. Selcuk Univ. 1-0 
 7. Basaksehir 0-1 
 8. Beykoz 0-1 
 9. Gaziantep 0-1 
 10. Istanbulspor 0-1 
 11. ITU 0-1 
 12. TED Istanbul 0-1 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Renaldas SEIBUTIS
  Olin Edirne
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 31
 1. Seibutis, Olin Edirne31.0 
 2. Francis, Bornova25.0 
 3. Eldridge, Karsiyaka23.0 
 4. Smith, Bornova22.0 
 5. Yucel, Mersin21.0 
 6. Christmas, Mersin20.0 
 7. Nichols, Tofas18.0 
 8. Reese, Mersin17.0 
 9. Aldemir, Karsiyaka15.0 
 10. Downey, Antalya15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Furkan ALDEMIR
  Karsiyaka
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 12
 1. Aldemir, Karsiyaka12.0 
 2. Smith, Bornova11.0 
 3. Yucel, Mersin10.0 
 4. Jamison, Trabzons.9.0 
 5. Pars, Mersin8.0 
 6. Stimac, Mersin8.0 
 7. Roberts, Efes P.7.0 
 8. Guler, Antalya7.0 
 9. Eldridge, Karsiyaka7.0 
 10. Francis, Bornova7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Tofas
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. Rowe, Tofas8.0 
 2. Holston, Karsiyaka7.0 
 3. Smith, Bornova5.0 
 4. Pars, Mersin5.0 
 5. Tunceri, Efes Pilsen5.0 
 6. Senturk, Bornova4.0 
 7. Nachbar, Efes P.4.0 
 8. Obasohan, Trabzons.4.0 
 9. Christopher, Antal.3.0 
 10. Stimac, Mersin3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Umit SONKOL
  Bornova
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sonkol, Bornova5.0 
 2. Christmas, Mersin3.0 
 3. Christopher, Antal.3.0 
 4. Eldridge, Karsiyaka3.0 
 5. Koc, Tofas3.0 
 6. Aldemir, Karsiyaka3.0 
 7. Obasohan, Trabzons.2.0 
 8. Toz, Tofas2.0 
 9. Wisniewski, Efes P.2.0 
 10. Rowe, Tofas2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Furkan ALDEMIR
  Karsiyaka
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Aldemir, Karsiyaka2.0 
 2. Hersek, Antalya2.0 
 3. Ruzic, Tofas2.0 
 4. Francis, Bornova2.0 
 5. Seibutis, Olin Edirne1.0 
 6. Nachbar, Efes P.1.0 
 7. Rowe, Tofas1.0 
 8. Ozdemir, Trabzons.1.0 
 9. Holston, Karsiyaka1.0 
 10. Roll, Bornova1.0 


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Antalya 1-0 
 2. Bornova 1-0 
 3. Olin Edirne 1-0 
 4. Tofas 1-0 
 5. Aliaga 0-0 
 6. Banvit 0-0 
 7. Besiktas 0-0 
 8. Erdemir 0-0 
 9. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 10. Galatasaray 0-0 
 11. Oyak Renault 0-0 
 12. T.Telekom 0-0 
 13. Efes Pilsen 0-1 
 14. Karsiyaka 0-1 
 15. Mersin 0-1 
 16. Trabzonspor 0-1 


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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Steve BURTT
  Dnipro
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Burtt, Dnipro25.6 
 2. Burns, Fe.23.0 
 3. Washington, BC Od.19.8 
 4. Flores, BC Donetsk18.3 
 5. DeGroat, BC Odessa18.0 
 6. Millage, Khimik17.0 
 7. Brown, Dnipro16.7 
 8. Wiggins, Halychyna16.7 
 9. Hukic, BC Donetsk16.5 
 10. Thomas, Azovmash16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mario AUSTIN
  Dnipro
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Austin, Dnipro11.8 
 2. Adeleke, Dnipro11.3 
 3. Morrison, Halyc.9.2 
 4. Burns, Fe.8.8 
 5. Wiggins, Halychyna8.5 
 6. DeGroat, BC Odessa8.5 
 7. Chappell, Hoverla8.0 
 8. Thomas, Azovmash7.2 
 9. Garrison, Khimik7.0 
 10. McClintock, Azovm.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sasa VASILJEVIC
  BC Donetsk
  (183-G-79)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Vasiljevic, BC Do.5.3 
 2. Millage, Khimik5.0 
 3. Flores, BC Donetsk4.5 
 4. Funn, Halychyna4.3 
 5. Burtt, Dnipro4.2 
 6. Curry, Azovmash4.2 
 7. Rybalko, Fe.4.0 
 8. Washington, BC Od.4.0 
 9. Brewer, BC Odessa4.0 
 10. Love, Mykolaiv3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  Khimik
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Millage, Khimik3.0 
 2. Burns, Fe.2.3 
 3. Rybalko, Fe.2.0 
 4. House, Azovmash2.0 
 5. Otverchenko, BC Ky.1.8 
 6. Bakic, Kryvbasb.1.8 
 7. Mazutis, Mykolaiv1.7 
 8. Funn, Halychyna1.5 
 9. Karim, DniproAzot1.5 
 10. Lypovyy, BC Kyiv1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  Mykolaiv
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hughes, Mykolaiv2.7 
 2. Agafonov, Budiv.2.2 
 3. Kravtsov, BC Do.1.8 
 4. Turner, BC Odessa1.7 
 5. Roberts, Fe.1.3 
 6. Morrison, Halyc.1.3 
 7. Wiggins, Halychyna1.3 
 8. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.2 
 9. Morley, Budivelnyk1.0 
 10. Zaitsev, Kryvbasb.1.0 


Superleague Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
BC Odessa - Budivelnyk 76-62
BC Odessa cruised past Budivelnyk at home court as Andrew Washington (191-G-84, college: Delaware) chipped in 22 points. John DeGroat (198-F-85, college: Pittsburgh) contributed 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Dewarick Spencer (193-G-82, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Arkansas St.) answered with 16 points for Budivelnyk as they suffered the second loss.

BC Kyiv - Khimik 92-83
BC Kyiv ensured the third victory in the championship as they surprised winless Khimik in Yuzhny. Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-G-91) unloaded 24 points to lead the visitors. Aleksandr Riabchuk (186-G-89) added 21 points and 7 caroms for BC Kyiv. Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.) was pivotal for Khimik as he tallied 28 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds.

Hoverla - Azovmash 77-81
Azovmash earned the third win in the season as they nipped previously undefeated Hoverla in Ivano-Frankivsk. Charles Thomas (203-F-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Arkansas) accounted for 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the defending champions. Ramel Curry (191-G-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) added 16 points for the visitors. Pavel Ulyanko (204-F/C-79) answered with 21 points for Hoverla as they fell at 5-1 record.

Ferro-ZNTU - Dnipro 121-114
Ferr-ZNTU shot down Dnipro in overtime in a high-flying clash in Zaporozhye. Christian Burns (203-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Philadelphia) stepped up with 27 points and 11 rebounds for Ferro-ZNTU. Keddric Mays (183-G-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) contributed 24 points and 7 assists as the hosts climbed at 3-2 record after the win. Steve Burtt (185-G-84, college: Iona) unloaded 43 points to lead Dnipro in defeat.

Mykolaiv - DniproAzot 82-81
Mykolaiv had a narrow escape against DniproAzot on the road. Olexiy Onufriyev (200-F-82) notched 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visitors. Justin Love (188-G-78, college: St.Louis) accounted for 15 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Maxim Balashov (189-G-80) answered with 25 points for DniproAzot as the hosts slipped at 1-4 record.

BC Donetsk - Halychyna 84-75
BC Donetsk posted the fifth straight win as they upset Halychyna in Lviv. Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: Beo Basket) scored 20 points for the visitors. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) added 18 points for the league leaders. Rashaun Broadus (183-G-84, college: BYU) replied with 20 points for Halychyna as they fell at 1-5 record.




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


DniproAzot add Duke Crews - by Eurobasket News
DniproAzot strengthened their roster. They added Duke Crews (203-F-88) to the squad. The 22-year-old forward penned his first pro deal. The player just graduated from the Bowie State University. He averaged 16.8 points, 10.3 boards and 2.5 blocks per game in his senior season in NCAA2. Duke Crews also participated in the NBA pre-draft workouts this summer.


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Sharjah held an International Championship Basketball 2010 - by Eurobasket News
Sharjah held an International Championship Basketball 2010 as also two teams from the country participated in it. AlShaab and Al Sharja looked great in the tournament but had to admin the superiority of other oppoenents.
In Day 1 Al-Ittihad from Syria overcame Philippines 85:71. The winners started with 17-11 and added 27-24 in the second frame. Philippines however bounced back with 22-16 in the third period but could not win the game. Champville from Lebanon won over AlShaab from United Arab Emirates 93:74, while Al Sharja from United Arab Emirates beat Sporting 78:69.
In Day 2 Applied Science overcame Al-ittihad from Libya 77:68. AlShaab rolled over Al-Ittihad from Syria 82:76.
In Day 3 Al Sharja lost to Applied Science 62:77 and Champville from Lebanon destroyed the Syrian team 100:61.
In Day 4 Sporting won over Al-ittihad from Libya 79:77. The latter grabbed 19-18 after the first period and increased the lead due to 23-16 in the second. Sporting however looked better in the second half and won the game. AlShaab outscored Philippines 126:88.
In the Final game Applied Science lost to Champville from Lebanon 61:81. The winners opened the game with 23-13 and added 13-8 in the second period. Before that in the Semifinals Applied Science overcame Al-ittihad from Libya 80:76. They started with 20-17 in the opening quarter and produced 23-19 in the second frame. Champville meanwhile reached the Final due to 74:60 over Al Sharja from United Arab Emirates.


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BBL Round Up Saturday 16 October - by Paul Nilsen
A stellar double-double of 23 points and 10 assists on debut by UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders playmaker Evaldas Zabas (198-F-88) was the talk of the Pavilions after he led his new club to a morale boosting BBL Cup success after they sneaked past Marshall MK Lions 106-101 in an exciting shootout.

It has been a miserable couple of weeks for Raiders who have slumped to some shocking losses but this was exactly the kind of response everyone was looking for and it gives Coach Love and his players the impetus to get back on track after their early season wobble.

While Zabas also showed he has ice running through his veins with a perfect ten of ten from the line, much of the win was also due to the perimeter shooting of Cody Toppert who sunk five triples in his 22 point haul.

Joining Raiders in the next round of the Cup will be Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders who claimed their third win of the season over Essex Pirates as they cruised to an 85-58 victory on the road.

The result was also a reason for Rob Paternostro to celebrate as he chalked up his 50th win as Head Coach of the club although he was more concerned with the fact his team is getting better each week,

'The good thing about our squad is that we are improving each week explained the play-caller.

He added, It's good that we are still alive in the Cup and Trophy competitions'

Meanwhile in the BBL Championship, there were plenty of nails being chewed in Worcester where the Wolves came so close to overhauling a double digit deficit against One Health Sharks Sheffield but just came up short.

Some sparkling perimeter shooting and a Mike Tuck free-throw sealed the deal for the visitors who showed their resilience having almost allowed the momentum to swing the way of the Wolves at the wrong time. Marcus Stout and Ryan Patton were both superb and their combined 45 point contribution were critical in what could be a big result for the Sharks.

In the other BBL Championship game, Guildford Heat had a similarly nervous time and had to work equally as hard to get their win as they scraped past struggling Worthing Thunder 64-61. They had trailed with just over two minutes to play but kept their heads to claim another league win and build on their superb victory in their previous Championship game at Glasgow Rocks.

BBL Championship
Worcester Wolves 82 (21, 36, 54) (Versinskas 20, Gilbert 18, Normantas 15)
One Health Sharks Sheffield 83 (20, 47, 68) (Stout 24, Patton 21, Dagostino 14)

One Health Sharks Sheffield almost threw away a substantial lead at Worcester but clung on by their fingernails and survived a late scare as they inflicted a first BBL Championship defeat of the season on the Wolves.

A free throw by Mike Tuck ended up being the telling score as was some red-hot perimeter shooting by the Sharks who scraped home in a thrilling and pulsating encounter.

The visitors were dominant for long periods but Paul James and his team have plenty of confidence when it comes to league action and they almost climbed a mountain but just came up short against last years league runners-up.

The Sharks started the game brightly and stormed into a 15-5 lead after the top scorer in the game Marcus Stout drained a triple. However Worcester responded with ten unanswered points of their own as as impressive Martynas Versinskas brought Worcester level and then Daniel Gilbert completed a super comeback by putting the Wolves in front.

They were still ahead at 21-20 heading into the second quarter and just like in the first period, Sharks made all the early running as they rattled off the first 8 points as they re-established control.

The classy Ryan Patton was warming up nicely and he was the main architect as the away side extended their lead to double-digits at 47-36 at the interval.

Sharks remained on top with their excellent perimeter game and finished the third period with a flourish as Stout and Dagostino knocked down back-to-back three-pointers to lead 68-54

However, the Wolves fight-back began and a 14-6 burst meant it was a six point game with five minutes to play and the momentum seemingly shifting towards the home team. A basket by Normantas made it a three point game with three minutes left and the same player tied it up at 82-82 inside the last minute.

In the end it wasnt to be as Tuck sealed the fate of the Wolves who may have lost but once again showed their potential to challenge for a top four spot this season.

BBL Championship
Guildford Heat 64 (18, 29, 52) (Joseph 18, McLemore 16, Schneider 13)
Worthing Thunder 61 (18, 32, 47) (Williams 16, Durant 15, Mbye 9)

Guildford Heat followed up their super road win at Glasgow Rocks last weekend with another BBL Championship success although they had to really work hard for it against struggling Worthing Thunder.

It was far from a convincing performance by the Heat but they wont care as they continue a solid start to the season having already qualified for the BBL Trophy semi-finals and began to make a move in the jostling for league positions.

Thunder started the game well and were 9-6 ahead after the opening five minutes of action but a triple by Martelle McLemore tied things up for the home team who edged their noses in front at 10-9 with a David Schneider free-throw.

Worthing kept in touch and two free-throws by Adam Williams ensured the teams were all square at 15-15.

Julius Joseph ended the quarter with a triple for Heat but Williams was on fire and he responded in kind to tie things up once again to make sure it was tied up at 18-18 heading into the second period.

Moments later he showed he definitely had the hot hand when he then put Worthing in front and it was to spark a 13-5 run for the visitors as Mansour Mbye drained a three-pointer to stun the home crowd as Thunder moved 31-23 in front.

Thankfully for home fans their team rallied and finished with six of the last seven points to close the gap to 32-29 at the midway point of the game.

Thunder kept their hosts working hard and irt wasnt until seven minutes into the third period when Heat finally levelled at 43-43 thanks to a Schneider free-throw. There was still nothing separating the teams with 120 seconds to go in the period until a three by McLemore helped Heat to a 52-47 advantage with ten minutes left.

When McLemore converted from outside at the start of the fourth it looked like the resistance of Thunder might have evaporated but far from it. In fact, they gave the Heat an almighty scare by not only overhauling the 8 point deficit but by taking the lead at 61-59 with just over two minutes to play.

However in a nervy and tense finale, it was Heat who breathed a sigh of relief as they saw the game out from the free-throw line.

BBL Cup
UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders 106 (29, 59, 80) (Zabas 23, Toppert 22, Rowe 15)
Marshall M K Lions 101 (27, 50, 77) (Gardner 30, Nelson 26, Youngblood 18)

All eyes were on new signing and playmaker Evaldas Zabas when the teams took to the floor at the Pavilions and the recent arrival didnt let anybody down with an MVP performance as the Raiders moved to the next round of the Cup.

Zabas showed exactly why Coach Love and the club wanted him on board as he delivered an MVP performance to slay the Lions although it was a good team performance all-round by the hosts.

In what was a really low-key start by both teams, Raiders crawled into a 7-4 lead after a couple of scores by center Otis Polk and moments later the respective offences exploded into life.

It became a real shoot-out and when Jelani Gardner buried a three-pointer for the visitors it was 20-20 but two free-throws by Zabas who didnt miss from the line all night ensured the home team were 29-27 ahead after the first.

A Brian McKenzie triple opened up the second quarter for the home side and his with five minutes remaining until the break, they had established a double-figure lead at 45-35. It was an advantage they managed to keep as they trooped off court 59-50 in front and good value for their lead.

Lions came out strongly in the third and it looked like their hard work might pay dividends and allow them to tie things up heading into the last quarter but with Cody Toppert hot from downtown, he produced a buzzer-beater from outside to give Raiders an 80-77 lead.

Another Toppert triple kept Plymouth ahead at 96-90 with three minutes to go but in a really dramatic conclusion, the 30 point Gardner showed his class as he too converted from the arc to make it a one point game at 102-101.

However it wasnt enough, even with an equally impressive 26 points from Travis Nelson as the home team maintained their composure from the free-throw line to claim a much needed victory.

BBL Cup
Essex Pirates 85 (15, 19, 41) (Toluwase 16, Bridliga 16, Gachette 12)
Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 58 (21, 45, 60) (Simpson 24, Zamroz 17, Blount 15)

Having met each other twice already this season after being paired together in the BBL Trophy, there was a familiar feel to this game although the most familiar part of all was another win for Coach Paternostro and his Riders side.

The visitors never looked to be under any serious threat of not progressing to the next round of the BBL Cup and it was a double celebration as Coach Paternostro watched his team rack up a half century of wins with him at the helm.

While the first quarter was competitive, the second was as one-sided as the BBL has seen in some time as the home team buckled under the defensive pressure of the Riders.

Leading 21-15, the visitors locked down the Pirates and re-produced some of the defensive intensity which was one of the most telling aspects of their last outing against Marshall MK Lions.

They held the home team to a paltry 4 points as they effectively booked their safe passage through to the next round by half-time as they headed to the locker rooms 45-19 in front.

Essex could make little impression in the second half and Riders showed little mercy as they continued to pile on the agony for Tim Lewis and his struggling young team.

Anthony Simpson was again the main man for the Riders with a fantastic double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds.





BBL Friday 15 Oct Round-Up - by Paul Nilsen
As the BBL Cup takes centre stage this weekend with most of the BBL sides in action in that competition, the Mersey Tigers became the first side to book their place into the quarter-final of the competition thanks to a 94-87 victory over the Guildford Heat at the Echo Arena on Friday night. In a hard-fought match-up which saw both teams giving everything that they had in order to come out with the victory, the Tigers enjoyed the best of the early exchanges in each period, but could not shake off a resilient Heat outfit who remained within four points of their hosts until midway through the final period before the Tigers enjoyed an 11-5 burst to take the score out to 90-80 and effectively seal the game for the home side.Tafari Toney (203-F/C-86) was the main man for the Tigers as he bagged 25 points for the home side and he was ably backed up by Team GB captain Andrew Sullivan who netted 23 points of his own for the Tigers. Mike Martin led all scorers with 26 points for the Heat.

In the other game of the night, the attention turned to the BBL Championship and the Newcastle Eagles who were looking for their first victory of the season in that competition and they managed to hold off a resolute Glasgow Rocks outfit to pick up an 86-74 victory over the Rocks at Sport Central.The Eagles began very strongly restricting the Rocks to just eight points in the first quarter while they managed 22 of their own. The second period saw a change of fortune as the visitors enjoyed a 16-2 burst to start the quarter and tie the game at 24-24. Both sides traded baskets for much of the remainder of the game, but the Eagles kept their noses in front and ran out the eventual winners. Charles Smith led all scorers in the game with 23 points for the Eagles, while EJ Harrison led the scoring for the Rocks with 21.

BBL Cup
Mersey Tigers 94 (28,48,68) (Toney 25, Sullivan 23, Aliu 15)
Guildford Heat 87 (20,39,62) (Martin 26, Schneider 23, McLemore 13)

Mersey Tigers became the first side through to the next stages of the BBL Cup thanks to a hard-fought 94-87 victory over the Guildford Heat at the Echo Arena on Friday evening. It was the Tigers who started the stronger as they opened up an early 20-9 lead off the back of a 13-4 burst midway through the opening period. The Heat began to claw their way back into the game as the quarter drew to a close, but they still trailed by eight points at 28-20 at the end of the period. The second quarter again saw the home side start strongly with a 10-3 burst, including seven points from Tafari Toney, to take the score out to 38-25, but the Heat remained in touch as they responded with an 11-4 tear of their own to trim the deficit back to just six points at 42-36. The home side kept their noses in front as the teams moved closer to the half-time interval and took a 48-39 lead into the locker rooms at the half. The second half saw both sides trading baskets in the early exchanges, but back-to-back three pointers from David Aliu helped the Tigers into a 68-52 lead towards the end of the third period off the back of a 12-4, in which Aliu bagged 10 of those points. The Heat were not to be outdone however as they netted the final ten points of the quarter to trim the gap to six points at 68-62 heading into the final stanza. In the final quarter, the Heat started well and got to within two points of their hosts at 72-70 at the start of the period, but the Tigers remained in front thanks to an 11-5 burst midway through the quarter to take the score out to 90-80. The Heat tried valiantly to get themselves back into the game but Perry Lawson and Andrew Sullivan held their nerve from the foul-line to secure the victory for the Tigers. Toney led the scoring for the Tigers with 25 points for the home side, but it was Mike Martin who led all scorers in the game with 26 points for the Heat.

BBL Championship
Newcastle Eagles 86 (22,38,58) (Smith 23, Defoe 13, Moore 11)
Glasgow Rocks 74 (8,38,55) (Harrison 21, Livas 20, Copeland 13)

Newcastle Eagles picked up their first victory of their 2010/11 BBL Championship campaign thanks to a hard-fought 86-74 victory over the Glasgow Rocks at Sport Central on Friday night. The Eagles started very strongly and runs of 10-2 and 11-2 in the first period gave them a convincing 22-8 lead at the end of the opening quarter of basketball. In the second period however, the visitors found their range early on, and a 16-2 start to the period tied the game up at 24-24. Both sides traded baskets for the remainder of the period with the Rocks just edging themselves in front at 36-38, but a Kadari Richard basket just before the break sent the teams into the locker rooms tied up at 38-38 at the half. In the second half, the Eagles took the lead early on thanks to a Darius Defoe basket at 40-38 and they did not trail again for the remainder of the game. Despite both teams trading baskets throughout much of the third quarter, it was the home side who led heading into the final stanza 58-55. In the final quarter, the Rocks tried valiantly to keep themselves close, but the Eagles began to stretch away from their visitors and an 8-2 burst midway through the quarter gave them a 75-65 lead which they were not going to relinquish as they ran out eventual 86-74 winners. Charles Smith (pictured) led all scorers in the game with 23 points for the Eagles, while EJ Harrison led the scoring for the Rocks with 21 points personal.




Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Cheshire J. 2-0 
 2. Guildford H. 2-0 
 3. Sheffield S. 2-0 
 4. Worcester W. 2-1 
 5. MK Lions 1-0 
 6. Liverpool T. 1-1 
 7. Glasgow R. 1-2 
 8. Newcastle E. 1-2 
 9. Leicester R. 0-1 
 10. Plymouth R. 0-1 
 11. Essex Pirates 0-2 
 12. Worthing T. 0-2 


Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Ryan PATTON
  Sheffield S.
  (181-G-78)
  Avg: 33
 1. Patton, Sheffiel.33.0 
 2. Capers, Worthing.31.0 
 3. Dagostino, Sheffiel.31.0 
 4. Schneck, Cheshire.24.5 
 5. McLemore, Guildfor.24.0 
 6. Sullivan, Liverpoo.21.5 
 7. Simpson, Leiceste.21.0 
 8. Smith, Newcastl.20.7 
 9. Clark, MK Lions20.0 
 10. Joseph, Guildfor.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Paul WILLIAMS
  Sheffield S.
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 16
 1. Williams, Sheffiel.16.0 
 2. Tuck, Sheffield S.13.0 
 3. Nottley, Worthing.11.0 
 4. Durant, Worthing.10.0 
 5. McKenzie, Plymouth.10.0 
 6. Dobbins, Worceste.10.0 
 7. Schneck, Cheshire.9.5 
 8. Mbye, Worthing T.9.0 
 9. Toney, Liverpool T.9.0 
 10. Gardner, MK Lions9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan PATTON
  Sheffield S.
  (181-G-78)
  Avg: 9
 1. Patton, Sheffiel.9.0 
 2. Clark, MK Lions8.0 
 3. Middleton, Worceste.6.0 
 4. Dagostino, Sheffiel.6.0 
 5. Bell, Cheshire J.4.5 
 6. Moore, Newcastl.4.5 
 7. Gardner, MK Lions4.0 
 8. Williams, MK Lions4.0 
 9. Schneider, Guildfor.4.0 
 10. Gilbert, Worceste.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy BELL
  Cheshire J.
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bell, Cheshire J.6.0 
 2. Mbye, Worthing T.4.0 
 3. Williams, MK Lions4.0 
 4. Middleton, Worceste.3.0 
 5. Schneck, Cheshire.3.0 
 6. Zimnickas, Worceste.3.0 
 7. Mubarak, Glasg.2.7 
 8. Fantazia, Glasg.2.7 
 9. Greer, Cheshire J.2.5 
 10. Murray, Cheshire.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Paul WILLIAMS
  Sheffield S.
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Williams, Sheffiel.4.0 
 2. Polk, Plymouth R.3.0 
 3. Martin, Guildford H.3.0 
 4. Youngblood, MK Li.2.0 
 5. Nelson, MK Lions2.0 
 6. Simpson, Leiceste.1.0 
 7. Durant, Worthing.1.0 
 8. Tuck, Sheffield S.1.0 
 9. Schneck, Cheshire.1.0 
 10. Copeland, Glasg.1.0 


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  URUGUAY   


Nakiea Miller scored 44 points - by Hector Lopez
Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) playing for Montevideo scored 44 points over 52 (84.6%) when his team beat Bohemios for the Uruguayan League 14th round. Bigua, the leader, suffered just its second defeat when Trouville won 68-67, to maintain the second spot. The results and main players for the five games played last nigth were:
Trouville 68 - Mauro Tornaria (187-G-82) 18 points, Dustin Villepigue (206-F-83, college: UNLV) 12 points 13 rebounds
Bigua 67 - Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky) 22 points 13 rebounds 3 blocks, Nick Billings (214-C-82, college: Binghamton) 8 points 11 rebounds
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Montevideo 99 - Nakiea Miller 44 points 13 rebounds 3 blocks, Darris Santee (203-F-87, college: UNLV) 8 points 4 rebounds
Bohemios 90 - De Andre Coleman (201-F-86, college: S.Alabama) 21 points 7 rebounds 2 blocks, Ronald Douglas (201-C-87, college: S.Alabama) 8 points 7 rebounds 2 blocks
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Hebraica 81 - Grady Reynolds (198-F-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: St.John's) 25 points 12 rebounds, Carl Elliott (193-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) 12 points 8 rebounds, Isadore Thornton (202-F-74, college: W.Kentucky) 13 points 4 rebounds
Cordon 76 - Craig Craft (191-G-87, college: S.Mississippi) 19 points 3 rebounds, Austen Powers (203-F-87, college: Seattle) 7 points 2 rebounds
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Anastasia 74 - Marcus Sikes (203-F-84, agency: STKG, college: Cincinnati) 15 points 2 rebounds, Brian Latham (184-G-83, agency: Union Sports, college: Houston) 17 points 3 rebounds, Albert Jackson (211-F/C-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Georgia) 15 points 7 rebounds
Defensor 67 - Brian Woodward (191-G-81, college: Rhode Island) 15 points 4 rebounds, Rob Ferguson (203-F-85, college: St.Joseph's) 13 points 9 rebounds
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Malvin 73 - Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) 20 points 14 rebounds 8 blocks, Christopher Lee (206-C, college: S.Carolina St.) 11 points 13 rebounds 1 block
Sayago 64 - Cedric McGowan (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Cincinnati) 25 points 13 rebounds, Terrence Shelman (198-F-78) 15 points 14 rebounds




Standings - LUB
LUB Standings
 1. Bigua 11-2 
 2. Malvin 10-4 
 3. Trouville 10-4 
 4. Defensor 8-5 
 5. Aguada 7-6 
 6. Olimpia 7-6 
 7. Anastasia 7-7 
 8. Hebraica 7-7 
 9. Sayago 7-7 
 10. Bohemios 6-8 
 11. Welcome 6-8 
 12. Montevideo 5-7 
 13. Cordon 5-10 
 14. Un.Atletica 4-10 
 15. Cader 2-11 


Stats Leaders - LUB
Points Per Game
 Johwen VILLEGAS
  Olimpia
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 29.2
 1. Villegas, Olimpia29.2 
 2. Craft, Cordon26.3 
 3. McGowan, Sayago25.2 
 4. Cornley, Cader25.0 
 5. Miller, Montevideo24.8 
 6. Aguiar, Hebraica23.5 
 7. Taboada, Bigua23.3 
 8. Martinez, Malvin22.8 
 9. Woodward, Defensor21.6 
 10. Elliott, Hebraica20.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nakiea MILLER
  Montevideo
  (205-C-79)
  Avg: 12
 1. Miller, Montevideo12.0 
 2. Gamble, Cader11.5 
 3. Jackson, Anastasia11.3 
 4. Shelman, Sayago11.2 
 5. Reynolds, Hebraica11.2 
 6. Dilligard, Olimpia10.2 
 7. Rogers, Un.Atletica10.0 
 8. Puckett, Aguada9.6 
 9. McGowan, Sayago9.3 
 10. Wilborn, Bigua9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Hebraica
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Elliott, Hebraica6.5 
 2. Vidal, Bigua6.0 
 3. Cambon, Bigua5.6 
 4. Gonzalez, Defensor5.5 
 5. Rivero, Montevideo5.3 
 6. Tornaria, Trouville5.3 
 7. Latham, Anastasia4.9 
 8. Osimani, Montevideo4.7 
 9. Viera, Anastasia4.3 
 10. Nelson, Welcome4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Hebraica
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Elliott, Hebraica3.5 
 2. Monroe, Malvin3.2 
 3. Woodward, Defensor2.7 
 4. Rovira, Bigua2.7 
 5. Latham, Anastasia2.7 
 6. Lado, Welcome2.5 
 7. Osimani, Montevideo2.3 
 8. Newsome, Malvin2.3 
 9. Rivero, Montevideo2.2 
 10. Dilligard, Olimpia2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Nakiea MILLER
  Montevideo
  (205-C-79)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Miller, Montevideo6.3 
 2. Dilligard, Olimpia4.1 
 3. Newsome, Malvin2.9 
 4. Rogers, Un.Atletica2.8 
 5. Wilborn, Bigua2.6 
 6. Kanis, Trouville2.0 
 7. Gamble, Cader1.8 
 8. Shelman, Sayago1.8 
 9. Jackson, Anastasia1.8 
 10. Douglas, Bohemios1.8 




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Women News

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE - Women  


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Merkur Celje 4-0 
 2. Sibenik 4-0 
 3. Partizan 3-0 
 4. Gospic 3-1 
 5. Medvescak 2-2 
 6. Radivoj Korac 2-2 
 7. Vozdovac 1-1 
 8. Celik 1-3 
 9. Vojvodina 1-3 
 10. Jedinstvo BP 0-2 
 11. Lupa Promot. 0-3 
 12. AJM Maribor 0-4 


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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Standings - WNBL
WNBL Standings
 1. Canberra C. 4-0 
 2. Dandenong R. 3-0 
 3. Logan T. 2-1 
 4. Sydney UF 2-1 
 5. Waves 1-1 
 6. Adelaide 0-1 
 7. AIS 0-2 
 8. Bendigo S. 0-2 
 9. Bulleen B. 0-2 
 10. Townsville F. 0-2 


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Rachel JARRY
  Bulleen B.
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Jarry, Bulleen B.20.5 
 2. Denson, Sydney UF20.3 
 3. Marsh, Waves20.0 
 4. Lewis, Townsville F.20.0 
 5. Graham, Logan T.19.7 
 6. Seekamp, Adelaide19.0 
 7. Bevilaqua, Waves19.0 
 8. Langford, Adelaide19.0 
 9. Cunningham, Adelaide18.0 
 10. Macleod, Dandenon.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gabrielle RICHARDS
  Bendigo S.
  (191-C-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Richards, Bendi.10.5 
 2. Allison, Townsvil.10.5 
 3. Cambage, Bulle.10.0 
 4. Francis, Logan T.9.3 
 5. Robinson, Dandenon.8.7 
 6. Bishop, Dandenon.8.3 
 7. Jarry, Bulleen B.8.0 
 8. Tolo, Canberra C.7.5 
 9. Veal, Logan T.7.0 
 10. Ibekwe, Adelaide7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tully BEVILAQUA
  Waves
  (164-G-72)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bevilaqua, Waves9.0 
 2. Veal, Logan T.7.3 
 3. Seekamp, Adelaide6.0 
 4. Harrower, Bendi.5.5 
 5. Macleod, Dandenon.5.3 
 6. Glaubitz, Bulleen B.5.0 
 7. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.5 
 8. Langford, Adelaide4.0 
 9. Woosnam, Dandenon.3.3 
 10. Burgess, Adelaide3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tully BEVILAQUA
  Waves
  (164-G-72)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bevilaqua, Waves4.0 
 2. Veal, Logan T.3.3 
 3. Payne, AIS3.0 
 4. Cunningham, Adelaide2.0 
 5. Lavey, AIS2.0 
 6. Flanagan, Townsvil.2.0 
 7. Lacey, Canberra C.1.8 
 8. Macleod, Dandenon.1.7 
 9. Afeaki, Sydney UF1.7 
 10. Gahan, Dandenong R.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexandra BUNTON
  AIS
  (191-F/C-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bunton, AIS2.0 
 2. Aubry, Bendigo S.1.5 
 3. Jarry, Bulleen B.1.5 
 4. Porter, Sydney UF1.3 
 5. Richards, Bendi.1.0 
 6. Madgen, Bendigo S.1.0 
 7. Batkovic-B., Canber.1.0 
 8. O''Hea, Bulleen B.1.0 
 9. Harper, Waves1.0 
 10. Norwood, Waves1.0 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE - Women  


Standings
Baltic League Standings
 1. Spartak SP 3-0 
 2. Minsk-2006 2-0 
 3. Eclex Tallinn 2-1 
 4. Olimpia 2-1 
 5. Berezina 1-1 
 6. MRU 1-1 
 7. Serene 1-2 
 8. TLU 0-3 
 9. Victoria 0-3 


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  BELGIUM - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Waregem 4-0 
 2. Ieper 3-2 
 3. Sint Kateline 2-0 
 4. BBC Boom 2-1 
 5. Dexia 2-1 
 6. R.Spirou M. 2-2 
 7. Jeugd Gentson 2-3 
 8. Houthalen 1-2 
 9. Willebroek 1-2 
 10. Deerlijk 1-3 
 11. Point Chaud 0-4 


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  DENMARK - Women  


Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Standings
 1. SISU 3-0 
 2. Amager 3-1 
 3. Horsholm 2-1 
 4. Lemvig 2-1 
 5. Horsens 2-2 
 6. Vaerlose 1-2 
 7. Aabyhoj 1-3 
 8. Falcon 0-4 


Stats Leaders - Damenligaen
Points Per Game
 Emilie HESSELDAL
  Aabyhoj
  (185-F/C-90)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj19.8 
 2. Hansen, Falcon19.3 
 3. Beckley, Lemvig18.7 
 4. Nedovic, Amager17.0 
 5. Smith, Horsens16.8 
 6. Palacios, Lemvig16.3 
 7. Krogh, Aabyhoj16.3 
 8. Furgeson, Horsens14.8 
 9. Girdwood, Vaerlose14.3 
 10. Blands, SISU14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sussie KRUUSE
  Amager
  (192-C-83)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Kruuse, Amager12.7 
 2. Beckley, Lemvig10.7 
 3. Furgeson, Horsens10.3 
 4. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj10.3 
 5. Smith, Horsens10.0 
 6. Girdwood, Vaerlose9.0 
 7. Haven, Vaerlose7.3 
 8. Nedovic, Amager7.0 
 9. Palacios, Lemvig6.7 
 10. Hansen, Falcon6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mie BURLIN
  Lemvig
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Burlin, Lemvig5.3 
 2. Krogh, Aabyhoj3.3 
 3. Haven, Vaerlose3.3 
 4. Blands, SISU3.0 
 5. Knudsen, Vaerlose2.7 
 6. Deemand, Horsholm2.3 
 7. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj2.3 
 8. Erlangsen, Amager2.3 
 9. Dokkedal, Vaerlose2.0 
 10. Seilund, Amager2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kiki LUND
  SISU
  (178-G-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Lund, SISU3.3 
 2. Blands, SISU3.3 
 3. Furgeson, Horsens3.0 
 4. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj3.0 
 5. Dalgaard, SISU2.7 
 6. Amalou, Falcon2.0 
 7. Palacios, Lemvig2.0 
 8. Ryder, Horsholm2.0 
 9. Klint, Falcon2.0 
 10. Udovalieva, Lemvig2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hanna FERDINANDSEN
  Falcon
  (179-F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ferdinandsen, Fal.2.0 
 2. Beckley, Lemvig1.3 
 3. Kielpinski, Lemvig1.0 
 4. Ravn, Aabyhoj1.0 
 5. Kruuse, Amager0.7 
 6. Palacios, Lemvig0.7 
 7. Dokkedal, Vaerlose0.7 
 8. Furgeson, Horsens0.5 
 9. Blands, SISU0.3 
 10. Duffill, Horsens0.3 


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  FINLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Dionne POUNDS
  HoNsU
  (174-F-84)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Pounds, HoNsU25.3 
 2. Moss, ToPo25.0 
 3. Vaughn, PeKa24.3 
 4. Tuukkanen, ToPo21.0 
 5. Moua, Kerava20.0 
 6. Jahilo, FoA19.7 
 7. Martin, PeKa18.0 
 8. Wright, FoA17.3 
 9. Piipari, Catz17.0 
 10. Sten, FoA16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Robinson, Huima14.7 
 2. Vaughn, PeKa13.3 
 3. Jones, Huima13.0 
 4. Paavola, Kerava13.0 
 5. Laaksonen, Espoo T.12.3 
 6. Martin, PeKa11.7 
 7. Kityzina, Catz11.3 
 8. Tuukkanen, ToPo10.3 
 9. Juvonen, ToPo10.0 
 10. Jallai, Catz8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Judy WRIGHT
  FoA
  (172-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wright, FoA3.0 
 2. Piipari, Catz2.7 
 3. Morris, Huima2.3 
 4. Aaltonen, FoA2.0 
 5. Martin, PeKa2.0 
 6. Terry, PeKa2.0 
 7. Lehtoranta, PeKa2.0 
 8. Moua, Kerava2.0 
 9. Juvonen, ToPo2.0 
 10. Kesanen, Catz2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dionne POUNDS
  HoNsU
  (174-F-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pounds, HoNsU4.0 
 2. Robinson, Huima3.7 
 3. Wright, FoA3.3 
 4. Juvonen, ToPo3.0 
 5. Moua, Kerava2.7 
 6. Morris, Huima2.3 
 7. Tuukkanen, ToPo2.3 
 8. Dettmann, Espoo T.2.3 
 9. Terry, PeKa2.0 
 10. McCurdy, FoA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Laura WILSON
  Espoo Team
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Wilson, Espoo Team1.7 
 2. Nikula, HoNsU1.0 
 3. Jahilo, FoA1.0 
 4. Juvonen, ToPo1.0 
 5. Lind, HoNsU1.0 
 6. Karkkainen, HoNsU1.0 
 7. Karkkainen, HoNsU1.0 
 8. Paavola, Kerava1.0 
 9. Terry, PeKa1.0 
 10. Aaltonen, FoA0.7 


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. ToPo 3-0 
 2. Catz 2-1 
 3. FoA 2-1 
 4. Huima 2-1 
 5. PeKa 2-1 
 6. Espoo Team 1-2 
 7. HoNsU 0-3 
 8. Kerava 0-3 


D1 Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
ToPo - HoNsU 76-72
ToPo stayed undefeated as they registered the third win in a row. This time ToPo held off HoNsU behind 24 points from Dandra Moss (183-F-88, college: Va Commonwealth). Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, college: Xavier) nailed 23 points and grabbed 12 boards in the win. Dionne Pounds (174-F-84, college: Lamar) replied with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for HoNsU.

Huima - Kerava 68-52
Huima posted the second win in the season as they cruised past Kerava at home court. Michele Jones (186-F/C-87, agency: Pinnacle Sports LLC, college: Cincinnati) scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the hosts. Kenya Robinson (182-C-70, college: New Orleans) added 15 points and 17 rebounds in the victory. Michaela Moua (182-F/C-76, college: Ohio St.) answered with 22 points and 11 rebounds for Kerava.

Catz - Espoo Team 59-49
Reetta Piipari (170-G-80, college: Xavier) tallied 22 points to lead Catz past Espoo Team. Kerttu Jallai (179-F-90) contributed 12 points as the winners improved at 2-1 record. Niina Laaksonen (185-F/C-85) and Laura Wilson (185-G-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Binghamton) answered with 14 points each in the loss.

FoA - PeKa 85-82
Juta Jahilo (186-C-84) notched 23 points to past FoA to the second win in the championship. They held off visiting PeKa. Myia McCurdy (185-F-88, college: Rutgers) accounted for 19 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Jill Martin (185-F/C-85, college: Drake) responded with 24 points and 10 rebounds for PeKa.




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  FRANCE - Women  


Standings - LFB
LFB Standings
 1. Aix-en-Prov. 1-0 
 2. Challes 1-0 
 3. Mondeville 1-0 
 4. Tarbes 1-0 
 5. Bourges 0-0 
 6. Landes 0-0 
 7. Lattes Montpe. 0-0 
 8. Nantes 0-0 
 9. Union Hainaut 0-0 
 10. Villeneuve 0-0 
 11. Arras 0-1 
 12. Charleville 0-1 
 13. COB Calais 0-1 
 14. Toulouse 0-1 


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  GERMANY - Women  


Bielefeld Dolphins sign Ashley Spriggs - by Moritz Korff
The TSVE Bielefeld Dolphins (2. Bundesliga North) have completed their 2010-2011 roster by signing Ashley Spriggs (183-F-88, college: Charlotte). The 22-year-old hails from Hampton, Virginia. She spent her NCAA career at St. Francis, NY and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. As a senior Spriggs averaged 10.0 points as well as 6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest and was named 2009-10 All-Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention. In 2007 she attended the World University Championships in Bangkok as a member of the US University National Team. With Spriggs and Canadian Amanda Anderson (173-G, college: Western Ontario) the Dolphins now have import players on their roster.

Standings - Women
DBBL Standings
 1. Marburg 4-0 
 2. Saarlouis 3-0 
 3. Donau-Ries 3-1 
 4. Freiburg 3-1 
 5. Chemnitz 2-1 
 6. Wasserburg 2-1 
 7. Leipzig 1-2 
 8. Halle 1-3 
 9. Herner 1-3 
 10. Oberhausen 1-3 
 11. Rhein MB 0-3 
 12. Wolfenbuettel 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Minja TERZIC
  Herner
  (188-F/C-79)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Terzic, Herner22.5 
 2. Williams, Leipzig19.7 
 3. Manakova, Saarl.17.5 
 4. Hayes, Freiburg17.5 
 5. Henderson, Donau.17.3 
 6. Thoresen, Wasse.16.0 
 7. Paunovic, Freiburg16.0 
 8. Landry, Marburg15.8 
 9. Williamson, Halle15.0 
 10. Austmann, Oberh.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Candace WILLIAMS
  Leipzig
  (183-F-88)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Williams, Leipzig10.7 
 2. Williamson, Halle9.5 
 3. Henderson, Donau.9.3 
 4. Haughian, Leipzig8.3 
 5. Manakova, Saarl.8.0 
 6. Hollinquest, Saarl.8.0 
 7. Grieb, Chemnitz8.0 
 8. Landry, Marburg7.8 
 9. Richter, Donau-Ries7.7 
 10. Rajecka, Donau-Ries7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Donau-Ries
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Rego, Donau-Ries4.0 
 2. Richter, Donau-Ries3.7 
 3. Turner, Freiburg3.5 
 4. Comtesse, Saarl.3.5 
 5. O''Rourke, Chemnitz3.3 
 6. Davidson, Marburg3.3 
 7. Austmann, Oberh.3.3 
 8. Schindler, Freiburg3.0 
 9. Lechlitner, Halle3.0 
 10. Grieb, Chemnitz2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Donau-Ries
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Rego, Donau-Ries4.7 
 2. Austmann, Oberh.3.3 
 3. Wellers, Saarlouis3.0 
 4. Hayes, Freiburg3.0 
 5. Stupar, Saarlouis2.5 
 6. Barnert, Saarlouis2.5 
 7. Silva, Herner2.5 
 8. Nikagbatse, Wolfen.2.3 
 9. Tracey, Freiburg2.3 
 10. Schnorr, Chemnitz2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shenita LANDRY
  Marburg
  (188-F-)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Landry, Marburg1.5 
 2. Loewe, Donau-Ries1.3 
 3. Rajecka, Donau-Ries1.0 
 4. Jeltema, Chemnitz1.0 
 5. Almind, Oberhausen1.0 
 6. Smith, Saarlouis1.0 
 7. Muurinen, Rhein MB1.0 
 8. Greunke, Rhein MB1.0 
 9. Tracey, Freiburg1.0 
 10. Gohrke, Marburg0.8 


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  HUNGARY - Women  


Standings - Women
A Standings
 1. Pecs 2010 6-0 
 2. SEAT Lami 5-0 
 3. MKB Eurol. 5-1 
 4. Szeged 5-1 
 5. Nanette FTC 4-2 
 6. Szolnok 3-2 
 7. ZTE 3-3 
 8. Bajai NKK 2-1 
 9. Atomeromu 1-5 
 10. BSE 1-5 
 11. Vasas-Csata 1-5 
 12. BEAC 1-6 
 13. Cegledi EKK 0-6 


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  ICELAND - Women  


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


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  JAPAN - Women  


Standings - JBL Women
WJBL Standings
 1. JX Sunflowers 3-0 
 2. Toyota A. 3-0 
 3. Aishin AW 2-1 
 4. Denso 2-1 
 5. Chanson 1-2 
 6. Fujitsu 1-2 
 7. Airlines 0-3 
 8. Cougars 0-3 


JX Sunflowers and Toyota share the top - by Eurobasket News
JX Sunflowers and Toyota share the top of the League after three straight victories over the opponents. JX Sunflowers rolled over Japan Airlines 72:54 finishing the game with 21-6. Huromi Suwa (183-C-88) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Yaeko Terada (176-F-88), Ramu Tokashiki (191-C-91) and Oh Okami (170-G-82) netted 12 each. Reika Takahashi (177-F-88) responded with 17 points in the losing effort.
Toyota meanwhile beat Hitachi High-Technologies 78:69 for 3-0 record. Ryoko Yano (178-F-78) erupted with 27 points and Yoshie Sakurada (170-G/F-84) added 20 points for the winners. Rie Sugiyama (182-C-86) ended up with 17 points in defeat.



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  LATVIA - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Quanitra HOLLINGSWORTH
  TTT Riga
  (196-C-88)
  Avg: 22
 1. Hollingswort., TTT R.22.0 
 2. Zellous, TTT Riga19.0 
 3. Butler, TTT Riga17.0 
 4. Alilujeva, Liepaj.16.0 
 5. Krumberga, TTT R.15.0 
 6. Nimane, TTT Riga14.0 
 7. Veidere, TTT K.14.0 
 8. Line, Liepajas.13.0 
 9. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.12.0 
 10. Lakomko, Dauga.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quanitra HOLLINGSWORTH
  TTT Riga
  (196-C-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Hollingswort., TTT R.21.0 
 2. Butler, TTT Riga11.0 
 3. Vitola, RTU-Merks9.0 
 4. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.8.0 
 5. Zdanovska, Liepaj.8.0 
 6. Jevsejeva, Dauga.8.0 
 7. Alilujeva, Liepaj.7.0 
 8. Veidere, TTT K.7.0 
 9. Nimane, TTT Riga7.0 
 10. Baltace, Daugavpils6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kristine KARKLINA
  TTT Riga
  (175-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Karklina, TTT Riga6.0 
 2. Zellous, TTT Riga5.0 
 3. Kazakevica, Dauga.4.0 
 4. Eibele, TTT Riga4.0 
 5. Laumane, Liepajas.3.0 
 6. Bauze, Liepajas.3.0 
 7. Malkevica, RTU-M.3.0 
 8. Line, Liepajas.3.0 
 9. Pavlovska, RTU-M.3.0 
 10. Jevsejeva, Dauga.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dita KRUMBERGA
  TTT Riga
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Krumberga, TTT R.6.0 
 2. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.6.0 
 3. Line, Liepajas.5.0 
 4. Jevsejeva, Dauga.4.5 
 5. Hollingswort., TTT R.3.0 
 6. Butler, TTT Riga3.0 
 7. Kirsteine, RTU-M.2.0 
 8. Langenfelde, RTU-M.2.0 
 9. Rozenberga, RTU-M.2.0 
 10. Egle, Liepajas.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Quanitra HOLLINGSWORTH
  TTT Riga
  (196-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hollingswort., TTT R.2.0 
 2. Veidere, TTT K.2.0 
 3. Zellous, TTT Riga1.0 
 4. Pinstere, Liepajas.1.0 
 5. Butler, TTT Riga1.0 
 6. Baltace, Daugavpils0.5 
 7. Egle, Daugavpils0.5 
 8. Egle, Daugavpils0.5 
 9. Rozenberga, RTU-M.0.0 
 10. Vitola, RTU-Merks0.0 


Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. Liepajas met. 1-0 
 2. RTU-Merks 1-0 
 3. TTT Riga 1-0 
 4. Cesis 0-0 
 5. LU 0-0 
 6. TTT Jun. 0-0 
 7. TTT Kadetes 0-1 
 8. Daugavpils 0-2 


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  LITHUANIA - Women  


Standings - LMKL
LMKL Standings