EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/21/2010

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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
Atlantic South
 1. Columbus Life 0-0 
 2. Fayetteville F. 0-0 
 3. Florida Makos 0-0 
 4. Florida Th. 0-0 
 5. Georgia G. 0-0 
 6. Georgia K 0-0 
 7. H.PROWL 0-0 
 8. Jacksonville B. 0-0 
 9. Nicaragua 0-0 
 10. Orlando Kings 0-0 
 11. Savannah Storm 0-0 
Colonial
 1. Jersey Expr. 0-0 
 2. Maryland M. 0-0 
 3. NY Red Riders 0-0 
 4. NY Thunder 0-0 
 5. Seven Cities 0-0 
 6. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
Gulf Coast
 1. Gulf Coast F. 0-0 
 2. Houston Red S. 0-0 
 3. Lafayette U. 0-0 
 4. Mobile Bay H. 0-0 
 5. SE Texas M. 0-0 
North Central
 1. Chicago E. 0-0 
 2. Chicago Steam 0-0 
 3. Crusaders 0-0 
 4. Dayton G. 0-0 
 5. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 6. E.Kentucky En. 0-0 
 7. Indiana Diesel 0-0 
 8. Indianapolis 0-0 
 9. Kansas City S. 0-0 
 10. Kentucky B. 0-0 
 11. Lake Michigan 0-0 
 12. NWI M.Stars 0-0 
 13. St. Louis 0-0 
Pacific Coast
 1. Compton C. 0-0 
 2. LA Slam 0-0 
 3. Las Vegas A. 0-0 
 4. Mid-Valley 0-0 
 5. Riverside R. 0-0 
 6. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 7. San Diego S. 0-0 
Pacific North
 1. Bay Area M. 0-0 
 2. Beijing O. 0-0 
 3. California SK 0-0 
 4. Chico Rage 0-0 
 5. Colorado Kings 0-0 
 6. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 7. Modesto H. 0-0 
 8. S.Francisco R. 0-0 
 9. Sacramento H. 0-0 
 10. Seattle M. 0-0 
 11. Shizuoka Gym. 0-0 
Southwest Central
 1. Dallas Impact 0-0 
 2. N.Texas F. 0-0 
 3. North Dallas 0-0 
 4. Oklahoma 0-0 
 5. Texas Fuel 0-0 
 6. Texas RR 0-0 
 7. W.Texas W. 0-0 


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  ALBANIA   


Latest Transfer News - by Liridon Iberdemaj
Sport Klub Tirana agreed terms with Juxhin Talelli (194-G-86), Ersid Ljuca (209-C-81, agency: 011 Sports), Algert Gjonaj (200-F-87) and Renaldo Kacori (202-F-84) to strengthen the squad before league start. The team from the capital city of Albania who won the last season championship title is considered as a hot favorite to repeat the same success again in the season 2010-2011.
UAT, the team of the American University in Tirana, has reached agreements with Er Llazani and Eni Llazani (186-G-89) who played last season with Valbona Tropoje.


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


MILLER-HARTMAN reunited - by Sheryl Reyes
Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) and Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) is reunited as they play alongside eachother for the Westsports KL Dragons Nakiea Miller is on his way to malaysia. Standing at 610, Nakiea Miller will be the man in the middle who Dragons heavily depending on, and once again form a formidable inside-outside combo punch with Alexander Hartman. They are expected to be able to get wins for the Dragons, Changes are made drastically for the reason that the Dragons want to win.



Avenido-Vergara-Jeffers-Skinner on fire for the SLINGERS - by Sheryl Reyes
Singapore Slingers beat the Westsports KL Dragons 74-61 in the ASEAN Basketball League last sunday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.Avenido Leonidez (186-G) was on total fire he had five three-pointers and eight rebounds in the game Vergara, Jeffers,Skinner were all on fire .Jeffers Kyle (206-C-85, college: Oregon St.) (206-C-85, college: Oregon St.) had 18 points and 12 rebounds.,Vergara Al (173-G-79) scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds and Skinner Marcus (201-F-86, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in with 15 points and nine rebounds. and was the best player of the game. If the asean and american imports continue to be consistent Slingers will definitley be a hard team to beat.

Ramos in Wells out for the Brunei Barracudas - by Sheryl Reyes
Geraldo Ramos ABL season 1 head coach of the Brunei Barracudas is now the head coach once again for them for ABL Season 2 and the current coach Ozell Wells is now his assistant.Last season the very humble coach led the team to a 6-9 record which surprised a lot of people. With three losses in their opening three games under Ozell Wells the Barracudas are last in the league though the Westports KL Dragons have also yet to record a win. But with Ramos reunited with the Barracudas it is not impossible that he can turn around the table and bring wins again for the team.He was the man responsible for barracudas success last year, a man familiar with Brunei basketball and more importantly, the ABL. He was not the team's first choice and opted to hire Wells but finally realized that he is the best coach for the team, a very good move made by the team.



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  AUSTRALIA   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 2-0 
 2. 36ers 1-0 
 3. Crocodiles 1-0 
 4. Hawks 1-0 
 5. Sydney K. 1-1 
 6. Blaze 0-1 
 7. Taipans 0-1 
 8. Tigers 0-1 
 9. Wildcats 0-2 


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Ervin, Hawks27.0 
 2. Redhage, Wildcats22.5 
 3. Loughton, Taipans21.0 
 4. Harvey, Blaze20.0 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats20.0 
 6. Khazzouh, Sydney K.20.0 
 7. DeVries, 36ers20.0 
 8. Braswell, Breakers18.5 
 9. Hinder, Crocodiles18.0 
 10. Nevill, Tigers17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 18
 1. Holmes, 36ers18.0 
 2. Nevill, Tigers12.0 
 3. Khazzouh, Sydney K.11.5 
 4. Vukona, Breakers10.5 
 5. Abercrombie, Break.9.0 
 6. Knight, Wildcats8.5 
 7. Saville, Hawks8.0 
 8. DeVries, 36ers8.0 
 9. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 10. Weigh, Wildcats7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 2. DeVries, 36ers5.0 
 3. Tragardh, Tigers5.0 
 4. Cooper, Sydney K.5.0 
 5. Cedar, Crocodiles5.0 
 6. Carter, 36ers4.0 
 7. Blalock, Crocodiles4.0 
 8. Crosswhite, Taipa.4.0 
 9. Grizzard, Sydney K.3.5 
 10. Martin, Wildcats3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gibson, Blaze4.0 
 2. Forman, Hawks4.0 
 3. Saville, Hawks3.0 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.3.0 
 5. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 6. Crosswhite, Taipa.2.0 
 7. Blanchfield, Croco.2.0 
 8. Burston, Tigers2.0 
 9. Maye, Blaze1.0 
 10. Ervin, Hawks1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric DEVENDORF
  Tigers
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Devendorf, Tigers3.0 
 2. Carter, 36ers2.0 
 3. Holmes, 36ers2.0 
 4. Gibson, Blaze2.0 
 5. Weigh, Wildcats2.0 
 6. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 7. Vukona, Breakers2.0 
 8. Ervin, Hawks2.0 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats1.5 
 10. Nevill, Tigers1.0 


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
East
 1. Mattersb.R. 2-0 
 2. Harreither 1-0 
 3. Mistelbach 1-0 
 4. Fighters 1-1 
 5. Modling 1-1 
 6. UBBC Enns 1-1 
 7. Danube City 0-0 
 8. ATSE Graz 0-2 
 9. BC Vienna jrs 0-2 
West
 1. Dornbirn 2-0 
 2. Feldkirch 2-1 
 3. Schwaz 1-0 
 4. Salzburg 1-1 
 5. Klagenfurt 1-2 
 6. SVO/BRG 0-2 


Vay's 38-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old forward Fabricio Vay (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had the game-high 38 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Arkadia in his team's victory, helping them to crush Gussing (#9, 1-2) with 25-point margin 93-68. It allowed Arkadia to join big group of the teams with 2-1 record. In the team's last game Vay had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Arkadia's top player this season. Vay has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 25.3ppg), rebounds (4th best: 9.7rpg) and averages solid 1.7bpg,2.3spg and 85.7% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Tilo Klette (206-C/F-77) of WBC Raiffeisen Wels. He is German in his 3rd season at Wels. In the last game Klette recorded impressive double-double of 35 points and 17 rebounds. Of course he lead Wels to comfortable win outscoring Worthersee (0-3) 92-70. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Klette is one of the most experienced players at Wels and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.7ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 12.0rpg and 3.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78, agency: World Sport Agency) of BC Vienna (#11). Stazic showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Stazic's great performance BC Vienna lost 80-87 to Oberwart (#5, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. BC Vienna can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Stazic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Stazic has individually a great season in Austria. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 29.3ppg (best scorer) and assists with 4.3apg (5th best). Stjepan Stazic has also Austrian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Thomas Schreiner (195-G-87) of St.Polten - 27 points and 3 rebounds
5. De'Angelo Alexander (198-G-84) of Furstenfeld - 27 points and 5 rebounds
6. Bruce Fields (197-F-80) of Wels - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Kelvin Parker (183-G-82) of Oberwart - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Anthony Shavies (191-G-83) of Furstenfeld - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Christoph Nagler (194-G-84) of Klosterneub. - 29 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Spencer Rhynes (196-G/F-74) of BC Vienna - 23 points and 9 rebounds


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  BELARUS   


Minsk-2006 celebrated the first victory in VTB-League - by Eurobasket News
Minsk-2006 rolled over Honka 90:60 at the start of the Regular Season Day 2. Shawn King (208-C-82, college: ORU) poured in 15 points for the winners, while Melvin Sanders (196-G/F-81, college: Oklahoma St.) netted 14 points. Williamson John ended up with 17 points and 15 rebounds in defeat, whilst Wilson Jamar scored 16.
Before that Unics overcame debuted in VTB Minsk-2006 83:54 on October 13th. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, college: S.Idaho JC) paced all the winners with 23 points and Rizvic Hasan netted 16. McKee Tywain finished the night with 12 points in defeat and Korshuk Dzianis added 9.


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  BOSNIA   


Ilysiakos inks Miroslav Todic - by Eurobasket News
Ilysiakos announced signing of Bosnian forward Miroslav Todic (206-F-85). The 25-year-old player arrives to Ilysiakos from Sweden, where he finished last season. He appeared 8 times for the Sundsvall Dragons averaging 15.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He started 2009/10 season with Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas in Greece. In 12 league games Todic had 4.9 ppg and 2.5 rpg. He also played for Kolossos Rhodes, Deutsche Bank Skyliners and Krka Novo Mesto in the past.
He started basketball career with Radnik Bijeljina.


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First Round Finishes in Rio de Janeiro - by Miguel Gonzalez
Flamengo won all five games so far in the Rio de Janeiro League.

1st Stage:


07/10/10
Riachuelo TC 51-73 Tijuca TC
08/10/10
Maca Sports 89-67 Riachuelo TC
09/10/10
LB Cabo Frio 73-61 Iguau BC
13/10/10
Tijuca TC 101-109 Flamengo
14/10/10
Riachuelo TC 59-64 LB Cabo Frio
15/10/10
Iguau BC 54-97 Maca Sports

Standings:


1) Flamengo - 10
2) Maca Sports - 9
3) Tijuca TC - 8
4) LB Cabo Frio - 7
5) Riachuelo TC - 6
6) Iguau BC - 5




Rio Claro add two new players - by Paulo Freire
The basketball team from Rio Claro already has two new members to their roster on the paulista state. One is a point guard and the other is a center, but it seems that both play in a band as their names is Tiaguinho and Tiago.

TIAGO CENEVIVA NIGRO
The point guard Tiago Nigro, the Tiaguinho, as is known, played in the U.S. last year, when he was at Wayland Baptist (Texas) and also at the University of McMurrv. He has played for several teams in Brazil. The last team he was in brazil was Sao Caetano, and also has experiences at Araraquara, Ribeiro Preto and Limeira.

In 2005, playing for the Ribeirao Preto / COC, Tiago Nigro owen many championships in the young teams, at Limeira Winner he was vice-champion as a juvenile in 2007 . He move to U.S. to compete for Wayland Baptist University - WBU, Texas. He was invitated by coach Robert Davenport.


Tiago Moroso (214-C-82) With 2.15 height, Tiagao was born in Rio Grande do Sul, in Alvorada 07.04.1982. His last club was Deportivo San Jose Asuncion in Paraguay. Tiagao had Played in Piracicaba, Brusque, Araraquara, Londrina and Spanish basketball.


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  BULGARIA   


Bulgarian NBL round 1 best performance: Aaron Harper - by Eurobasket News
American swingman Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports) put on an extraordinary performance for Levski Sofia, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (40 points, five rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Chernomorets 103-95. Nice start for Levski, but it's just the very beginning of the season and it's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Harper had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. It's his second year at Levski and it's hard to imagine this team without him.

The second best player in last round's games was 37-year old American center Priest Lauderdale (221-C-73) of Chernomorets Burgas. Lauderdale had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 21 rebounds. Bad luck as Chernomorets lost that game 95-103 to Levski. 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. Lauderdale is a newcomer at Chernomorets, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Martin Durchev (200-G-87) of Tundja Yambol. Durchev showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Yambol, leading his team to a 87-84 win against Balkan. Yambol has good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. The season just started for Durchev as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88) of Rilski Sportist - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) of Yambol - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Bogdan Boev (196-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Balkan - 27 points and 5 rebounds
8. Josh Gonner (188-G-82) of Balkan - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Hristo Zahariev (197-G/F-90) of Chernomorets - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Simeon Iliev (202-F-89) of Cherno More - 17 points and 7 rebounds


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  CHILE   


Emotional debut of UDECONCE at home vs Espanol with a last second decision - by Rodrigo Hunrichse
Saturday night, the anticipated battle for the lead was played on the debut at Casa del Deporte Gym.

Club Deportivo CD Universidad de Concepcion (CD UDECONCE) vs known rival visitors Deportivo Espanol de Talca and first time clash Osorno Basquet.

October 16, 2010, was the first game of two games for CD Universidad de Concepcion at home on Group A for Liga Nacional de Basquetbol 'Movistar' 2010, and was decided at the last second.

Deportivo Espanol de Talca played Friday vs Aleman and it was a close win by Deportivo Espanol de Talca [see article 'Aleman blew a chance to beat candidate Deportivo Espanol de Talca'].

CD UDECONCE vs Deportivo Espanol de Talca

At 20:00 GMT -3, CD Universidad de Concepcion debuted, and also debuted foreign addition Jacquon 'Jackie' Rogers, playing against Deportivo Espanol de Talca Talca. Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts) did not influence the game, because he repeatedly blamed his only two practices with the team and getting to know the foul calls on the League.

The League included recording of the game to be broadcasted during the week on telecanal. On this game were local journalists, live stats plus this reporter narrating digital, high definition colored AUDIO, live at the scene in english.

The fans

With a renovated 3000 persons capacity, Casa del Deporte had only about 300 attendees, but the band played loud and big noise was heard when needed.

Deportivo Espanol de Talca had the same team from Friday game [see article 'Aleman blew a chance to beat candidate Deportivo Espanol de Talca'], CD Universidad de Concepcion had Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts), but Matias Villagran (198-C-88) did not dress.

> First quarter

CD Universidad de Concepcion started with his best and so Deportivo Espanol de Talca. Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83) only needed 1 meter undefended to score a three pointer and he did so many times. There was low scoring from Deportivo Espanol de Talca because of poor shooting options. CD Universidad de Concepcion got a difference so Coach Lavin was dissapointed. Fast offensive and shots under the board were well defended, so most of the shots were at distance. It seemed like there was no need for Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts) who did not start, and the final score was giving Coach Jorge Luis Alvarez the reason. CD Universidad de Concepcion 21-13 Deportivo Espanol de Talca.

Second Quarter

Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts) was erratic, the fans were sleeping, it was a boring game, without controversies or big fouls. But then, drived by 'Tachuela' [Tack] Francisco Bravo (174-G-87), came the rise of Deportivo Espanol de Talca. Sebastian Saez (190-G-84), Franco Morales (179-G-92), Brandon Crawford (198-F-89, college: Jacksonville St.) got more physical and entered the painted area and attracted defense, fouls, and grabbed offensive rebounds. Deportivo Espanol de Talca was setting the speed and it was fast. Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts) caught three fouls and was substituted. Cedric Crawford (208-F-80, college: Belhaven) left but the bench was scoring and came back with a scoring drive taking them up by 4 (31-35). Deportivo Espanol de Talca rotated well the fast players, and Samuel Bravo (194-F-82) defended hard on his area but Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83) was an unstoppable performer on CD Universidad de Concepcion. He scored excellent at the free throws, most triples and doubles, played the most minutes without many fouls or substitutions. CD Universidad de Concepcion 41-41 Deportivo Espanol de Talca.

Third Quarter

It was an even game, with many lead changes, mostly good offensive, but the defensive transition was slow, so after a goal the scorers were left behind and the team was not able to defend an attack.

The teams (in basketball and other sports), the show, scoring and spectacular goals and celebration supercedes the defending. Strikers are famous, but, goalkeepers?

Continuing. A triple on one side, then come another on the other basket. Samuel Bravo got a fourth foul and left complaining. At the end of the quarter there was so much intensity it felt like the last. There were many fouls called, normal so far but... too many were missed, I counted 1 converted out of 6. But also there were three offensive rebounds taken. Intense. CD Universidad de Concepcion 64-67 Deportivo Espanol de Talca.

Fourth Quarter

After resting for two minutes, we should expect new and better play but kept the same missed free throws that could have made the difference in such close game. Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts) caught his fourth foul and left the field. Deportivo Espanol de Talca reached three players with four fouls. The fans continued to cheer up, specially after a triple by Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83) or Eduardo Marechal (186-G-85), but then at the other side a basket (sometimes fast) silenced their mouths and it was quiet again. Eduardo Marechal (186-G-85) did some of his stree-ball moves causing elastic shots inside the or a long three pointer that heated the audience; but there was heat on the field and bench too.

It was even but the last minutes can show you who can finish a game with a win. In Deportivo Espanol de Talca Nick Morales (187-F-85) just entered and could not adjust to the intense game: Deportivo Espanol de Talca had three fouled out players. CD Universidad de Concepcion taking good shots, Deportivo Espanol de Talca too irregular: offensive fouls, turnovers, missed free throws. Exciting final where Deportivo Espanol de Talca could have won the game. CD Universidad de Concepcion up by one, seven seconds on the clock, Eduardo Marechal (186-G-85) passing from own end zone to no other than Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83), the ball went out of bounds. Brandon Crawford (198-F-89, college: Jacksonville St.) took a shot from the free throw line, just missed, then Sebastian Saez tipped the offensive rebound at the board side, the ball bounced twice, fell out, and a second offensive rebound was taken, the buzzer sounded, a third shot entered the net too late. CD Universidad de Concepcion 84-83 Deportivo Espanol de Talca.

Last offensives video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8-Ygw94Xl0

I interviewed Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts) and Brandon Crawford (198-F-89, college: Jacksonville St.).

Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts) justified his performance on the 'tough game' several times on having only 'two practices with this team'. He is 'trying to get to know' the team, adjust to the way the fouls are called, different from Argentina, and do whatever he can to help. He said his physical condition was a 'little bit behind'. I asked about his injury, he responded that he has being playing after surgery three years ago.

Brandon Crawford (198-F-89, college: Jacksonville St.) said the team had poor shot decisions and lost too many free throws. He commented every player shoots one hundred free throws every practice but: 'we only need to make them'.

Deportivo Espanol de Talca facing powerful team CD Universidad de Concepcion lost by bad performance and failing shots at the end

Game stats:
http://goo.gl/qQ1L
http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B6f4Ar6iv0SuY2I3ZWEwMDAtZDFmOS00NjM1LWI3NmYtMmM4NzQ4YjliYjIy

Rodrigo 'AlleyGator' Hunrichse
20101016-20.


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  CROATIA   


Marino Bazdaric undergoes surgery, faces month and a half on the sidelines - by Eurobasket News
According to the reports from various Croatian media, Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78) has undergone successful surgery and is expected to be back in action within month and a half. Cedevita player suffered knee injury during the match against Krka Novo Mesto. Even though first prognoses were pessimistic, after further examinations, it was determined that Bazdaric will need arthroscopic surgery. Depending on the process of recovery, Bazdaric will be back in action in about month and a half. Cedevita reportedly will not be looking for a short term replacement as the club is currently doing very well in Adriatic League.
Marino Bazdaric started his career in 1995 with Rijeka. After 7 seasons with Rijeka, he has established himself as prolific scorer. During 2001-2002 season, his last at Rijeka, Bazdaric played in 22 Adriatic League games and has posted averages of 26.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. Good games were spotted by Olimpija Ljubljana who signed Bazdaric in 2002. In his debut year, Bzdaric appeared in 18 Euroleague matches, averaging 9.9 points, while in Slovenian League, Bazdaric averaged 10.4 points in 21 games. With Olimpija he has won Slovenian Cup in 2003 and 2005, Super Cup in 2003, and three National Titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006. 2005 was best year for Bazdaric as he has won two individual awards, All-Slovenian League Player of the Year and All-Slovenian League Guard of the Year. That season he averaged 15.3 points in 14 Euroleague games, 15.0 points in 28 Adriatic League matches and 14.9 points in 17 Slovenian League games. In 2006, Bazdaric moved to Spain where he signed with Vive Menorca. During 2008-2009 season he appeared in 31 ACB League games and has posted averages of 10.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Last season he made a move to Cedevita. Bazdaric was also a member of Croatian NT from 2002-2006 and has represented Croatia at 2003 European Championship.


Dubrava signed Bagaric! - by Dani Erceg
Dubrava reached agreement with Dalibor Bagaric (217-C-80). He will play for them and is free to leave in case of better offer. He spent last season playing for Cibona. In Adriatic League he averaged 4.4ppg and 3.6 rpg, in Euroleague he had 10 appearances posting 3.2ppg. In his career he played also for Chicago Bulls, Olympiakos, Climamio Bologna and Girona. He is allowed to play in next Dubrava game against Darda.

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  CYPRUS   


The queen is back!!! - by Michael Aristidou
Financial solution is been found in Pwww.aelbc.comroteas Danoi AEL and the queen of Cyprus league is getting ready to compete for the championship. The financial problems are in the past and Tasos Pallaris now is in head of the department.

The team now is looking forward to sign up another two Americans in order to finish their squad for new season.

Pwww.aelbc.comroteas Danoi AEL is the most successful basketball club in Cyprus having in their occupation one FIBA Regional Challenge South Conference Champion back in 2003, thirteen championships and eight cups.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kyle LANDRY
  BK Prostejov
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 17
 1. Landry, BK Prost.17.0 
 2. Muirhead, Novy Jicin17.0 
 3. Hatcher, BK Decin16.8 
 4. Smith, BC Kolin16.3 
 5. Holloway, Basket.16.0 
 6. Kramny, Svitavy15.7 
 7. Alic, BK Decin15.5 
 8. Slezas, BK Prost.15.3 
 9. Blazek, B&W Opava15.3 
 10. Mason, NH Ostrava15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  Basketbol Brno
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Meno, Basketbo.10.0 
 2. Landry, BK Prost.8.7 
 3. Gadri, BK Prostejov8.3 
 4. Kramny, Svitavy8.3 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava8.3 
 6. Novak, Plzen8.0 
 7. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.0 
 8. Houska, BK Decin7.8 
 9. Sarovic, Novy Jicin7.8 
 10. Burke, NH Ostrava7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Levell SANDERS
  BK Decin
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Sanders, BK Decin5.3 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.5.0 
 3. Carnecky, B&W O.5.0 
 4. Kotas, USK Praha4.3 
 5. Macela, Svitavy4.0 
 6. Soukup, Plzen4.0 
 7. Jones, BC Kolin3.8 
 8. Slezas, BK Prost.3.7 
 9. Toth, BK Pardubice3.5 
 10. Gibson-B., NH Os.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  BK Pardubice
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Wright, BK Pardu.3.5 
 2. Hampton, BK Pardu.2.5 
 3. Hatcher, BK Decin2.0 
 4. Sarovic, Novy Jicin2.0 
 5. Houska, BK Decin1.8 
 6. Stec, B&W Opava1.8 
 7. Gajdosik, Basket.1.8 
 8. Holloway, Basket.1.8 
 9. Sirina, B&W Opava1.8 
 10. Lawrence, BK Prost.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.2.3 
 2. Dousa, BK Decin1.5 
 3. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.5 
 4. Brlit, B&W Opava1.3 
 5. Kramny, Svitavy1.3 
 6. Novak, Plzen1.0 
 7. Landry, BK Prost.1.0 
 8. Machac, BC Kolin0.8 
 9. Houska, BK Decin0.8 
 10. Miklosik, B&W O.0.7 


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


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  DENMARK   


Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 5-0 
 2. Bakken 4-1 
 3. Horsens IC 4-1 
 4. Horsholm 4-1 
 5. SISU 4-2 
 6. Aabyhoj 3-3 
 7. Naestved 2-3 
 8. Amager BK 1-5 
 9. Vaerlose 0-5 
 10. Aalborg 0-6 


Standings - 1st Division
1st Division Round 4 Standings
 1. Solrod 4-0 
 2. Falcon 4-0 
 3. Lemvig 3-1 
 4. Skt. Klemens 2-2 
 5. Aarhus BF 2-2 
 6. Virum 2-2 
 7. Stevnsgade 2-2 
 8. Hobas 1-2 
 9. Glostrup 1-2 
 10. ALBA 1-3 
 11. Haderslev 1-3 
 12. Herlev 0-4 
Round 3 Standings


Three in a row after overtime drama - by Kalin Varbanov
Lemvig BK took another victory when the team visited the Copenhagen team Stevnsgade. The victory came after a close battle where the teams had to go into overtime, that Lemvig BK won with 69-74.

The first quarter was close as the teams kept scoring one after another, and no one could take a big lead, so the quarter finished with a 2 point lead for
the visiting team 19-21.

The second quarter was very low scoring, as Stevnsgade managed to make 12 points and Lemvig BK only 5, so at half time the home team was in the lead with 5 points.

Third quarter was a total opposite of the 2nd one. Lemvig BK maneged to score 20 points but that was not enough to take the lead again since the home team score 18, so
Lemvig BK was trailing by only 3 points 49-46.

The 4th quarter was the most dramatic of all. The visitors had a small lead around the middle of the quarter, but the lost of one of their main players Lukas Varga begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting (183-G-85, college: USC Aiken) 4 min
before the end due to fauling out, helped the Stevnsgade team to get back and push the game in overtime. 62-62

In the overtime Lemvig BK proved that they deserve the win more after playing hard defence Final score for the game 69-74.

For the winners most points made Soren Flang - 26, Lukas Varga begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting 14, Soren Bank 13, Anders Vestergaard 10,
Mads Kristensen 6, Kalin Varbanov 3, Kasper Kristensten 2.

For Stevnsgade Zarko Jukic 14, Toke Sinding 10, Christian Pedersen 10, Ahmed Islam 10, Christian Kjller 7,
Philip Christiansen 7, Jes Hansen 4, Kweku Sarquah 4, Todd Anthony 3.

The team thus moves up third in first division and has ambitions for the promotion next season.

Other results from the 4th round: Herlev-Glostrup 77-102; Aarhus BF-Falcon 71-80; Alba-Solrod 59-65;
Haderslev-Virum 36-57; St. Klimens-Hobas 88-70




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  ESTONIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G/F-92)
  Avg: 25
 1. Raap, Parnu25.0 
 2. Brown, Va.21.5 
 3. Erm, Rapla19.0 
 4. Tamsalu, Parnu18.0 
 5. Toome, Kalev/Cramo17.8 
 6. Raadik, Parnu17.0 
 7. Kuuba, Voru KK16.6 
 8. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo16.4 
 9. Akenpary, TTU/K.15.0 
 10. Saage, Rakvere15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony BROWN
  Valga/CKE
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Brown, Va.11.8 
 2. Osby, TT.10.7 
 3. Kuuba, Voru KK10.2 
 4. Eziukwu, TU/Rock10.0 
 5. Ringmets, Rapla9.0 
 6. Hughes, TT.8.3 
 7. Talts, TU/Rock8.3 
 8. Erm, Rapla7.5 
 9. Toome, Kalev/Cramo7.4 
 10. Kajupank, Rapla7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Kalev/Cramo
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo4.4 
 2. Karner, Parnu4.0 
 3. Ringmets, Rapla3.8 
 4. Winston, Va.3.8 
 5. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock3.3 
 6. Lindmets, Rakvere3.0 
 7. Oja, Va.3.0 
 8. Erm, Rapla3.0 
 9. Sokk, TU/Rock2.8 
 10. Laane, Rapla2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mihkel KURG
  TTU/Kalev II
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kurg, TT.3.0 
 2. Oja, Va.3.0 
 3. Laane, Rapla3.0 
 4. Raap, Parnu3.0 
 5. Leppik, TU/Rock2.8 
 6. Erm, Rapla2.8 
 7. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.2.5 
 8. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 9. Tamsalu, Parnu2.3 
 10. Saage, Rakvere2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Osby, TT.1.7 
 2. Eziukwu, TU/Rock1.7 
 3. Brown, Va.1.3 
 4. Saarmets, TTU/K.1.3 
 5. Arnold, TT.1.0 
 6. Koolman, Va.1.0 
 7. Montgomery, Rapla1.0 
 8. Raap, Parnu1.0 
 9. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.0 
 10. Petersonig, Va.1.0 


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Olympiacos -.Real Madrid: Post game quotes - by Kostas Papadopoulos
After the premiere of this season's Euroleague, with the easy win of Olympiacos against Real Madrid, the key persons of the game stated:
Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ): 'The difference in assists and turnovers has been the keys that gave us the victory. It was a fair win. We have had several problems. I have only been for four weeks with my players. We were very nervous in the second quarter. Kostas Papanikolaou (203-F/G-90), Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) and Mavrokefalides had been stressed. We were luck to close the first half with that score. Our big guys won the battle in the basket. The medical staff and our trainer have not only helped Bourousis to just come in and play but rather play that good. The team was late to run and it did so when the stress left us. In the second half we played good basketball. Time will be of help because we have a very good team. I don't think the first spot in the group will be decided by points scored difference. It's still too early'.
Ettore Messina: 'Congratulations to Olympiacos; they deserved the win tonight. They played very well in crucial moments and that made the difference. We did some good things on the court tonight, but did some others wrong, too. And it's difficult to play against veteran players such as Thodoros Papaloukas (200-G-77, agency: FCM), Spanoulis, Radoslav Nesterovic (212-C-76) and Bourousis. They played smarter and we did not have the answers. We knew from the beginning of the season that we would need time to improve as we have many young players in our line-up and in the starting five. In four-five months the situation will have changed. We will be a better team by then.'
Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket): 'We hadn't been ready, at least not as ready as Real had been. We gave everything we could and won. A game lasts for 40 minutes and it's not as important if you are losing at the 15' minute. Anyway, we were losing by 9 at that time, so something was going wrong. We retained our calm and used our brains to turn the game. The help of the fans has been really important. It's nice to play in front of your fans and we want to thank them for that. The fans want us to play tough defense and there is a lot of talent on the team. We take energy from solid defense'.
Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM): 'It's a very important victory for us because we are not ready yet. We had been very stressed during all past week, since this has actually been our first official game with a new team with which many guys played for the first time in front of the Olympiacos fans. We used tough defense to win, but it's still very early. This victory means nothing. I had been out for a month and the coaches have helped me a lot. I promise to try even harder in the upcoming weeks'.
Sergio Rodriguez (191-G-86, agency: Interperformances): 'We knew that Olympiacos has an excellent team. After all, they were last season's runners-up and are amongst the favorites to go all the way this year. We are a young team and have plenty of room for improvement. I think we controlled the game tempo until halftime. We created open shots, had the rhythm and executed well. But at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth, Olympiacos had a string of good plays to which we offered no answers.'
Sergio Llull (190-G-87): 'It was a tight game for three quarters. However, Olympiacos played better defense in the last period, caused us trouble to play together and ran away. They managed to hit some difficult shots and that raised their morale. They started to play more confident and we had difficulties to react. In the first half we moved the ball well and created many open opportunities, but we did not continue in this fashion. We have a young team, we are willing to work hard and improve game by game. The next game is against Unicaja and we will practice to be ready for that.'
Loukas Mavrokefalides (207-C-84): 'It's difficult to open the Turkish Airlines Euroleague against such a great team as Real Madrid. We knew that they have played more official games than us so far in the season, so they might have been more ready. And that was evident on court in the first half. However, we soon balanced the game, strengthened our defense and executed well on offense in order to take over the game's tempo. At times we played some amazing defense and that led us to the win. I was lucky to hit that three-point buzzer-beater at the end of the third quarter, but I think we were already playing better.'



Real Madrid lands Josh Fisher - by Eurobasket News
Real Madrid strengthened their backcourt. They inked a short-term deal with Josh Fisher (189-G-80, agency: SportsTalent, college: St.Louis). The 29-year-old guard is meant to replace injured Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77). Josh Fisher spent the previous season in Gran Canaria. He averaged 4.0 points, 1.6 assists, 1.3 boards and 1.3 steals per EuroCup game. In ACB his stats read 4.4 points, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per appearance. Josh Fisher used to play in Madrid back in 2006.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ebi ERE
  Pepsi Caserta
  (195-G/F-81)
  Avg: 21
 1. Ere, Pepsi Caserta21.0 
 2. Vassallo, AS.21.0 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm20.8 
 4. Lampe, Unics19.5 
 5. McClinton, Galil G.19.5 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.19.0 
 7. Amagou, Roanne19.0 
 8. Jenkins, ALBA16.8 
 9. Langford, Khimky16.3 
 10. Allen, ALBA15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt HARYASZ
  GasTerra F.
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Haryasz, GasTerra.9.0 
 2. Jones, Pepsi C.8.5 
 3. Jefferson, AS.7.3 
 4. Golubovic, Banvit7.0 
 5. Zizic, AS.7.0 
 6. Dunn, Roanne7.0 
 7. Lampe, Unics6.8 
 8. Wright, Charleroi6.7 
 9. Nsonwu, Roanne6.5 
 10. Borisov, Hemofarm6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Galil Gilboa
  (195-G-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Mekel, Galil Gilboa6.5 
 2. Popovic, Unics5.5 
 3. Hammonds, AS.4.8 
 4. Pellin, Le Mans4.2 
 5. Edge, Banvit4.0 
 6. Keys, Budivelnyk4.0 
 7. McElroy, AL.4.0 
 8. Jenkins, ALBA3.8 
 9. Bauscher, GasTerra.3.5 
 10. Abdul-Hamid, Hemof.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Baris ERMIS
  Banvit
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ermis, Banvit3.0 
 2. Nesovic, Buducnost3.0 
 3. Doornekamp, Pepsi C.2.5 
 4. Lyday, Unics2.5 
 5. Diot, Le Mans2.2 
 6. Simonovic, Buduc.2.0 
 7. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
 8. Spencer, Budivelnyk2.0 
 9. Rivers, Roanne2.0 
 10. Garri, Pepsi C.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (205-C-73)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Riddick, Charleroi2.2 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
 3. Eze, Khimky1.5 
 4. Bozovic, Hemofarm1.3 
 5. Macvan, Hemofarm1.3 
 6. Vranes, Unics1.3 
 7. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.0 
 8. Jones, Pepsi C.1.0 
 9. Wilkerson, Galil G.1.0 
 10. Monya, Khimky1.0 


It is now official: Khalid El-Amin joins Lietuvos Rytas - by Eurobasket News
Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut) joins Lietuvos Rytas after the Lithuanian powerhouse did not manage to agree on terms of contract with Sarunas Jasikevicius. After some days negotiations it became clear that Khalid El-Amin will become a new player for the team.
Khalid El-Amin played in Ukraine in the previous season. The 31-year-old guard scored 20.5 points, grabbed 3.1 rebounds and dished out 5.1 assists per game for Budivelnyk. Khalid El-Amin was All-Turkish League Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. He also claimed the same trophy in Ukraine back in 2007 and 2010. Khalid El-Amin also played in the NBA in 2001/03 seasons.
Last year he recorded 39 points for Budivelnik. Budivelnyk chopped up Khimik in Kyiv 111:81 in the start of the season. Khalid El-Amin orchestrated the show with season-high 39 points, 8 assists and 4 boards. Michailis Anisimovas added 15 points for the winners. Darrell Mitchell responded with 21 points for Khimik. Andrii Kalnichenko finished with 16 points in defeat.
At the Regular Season Round 23 BC Kyiv however beat Budivelnyk 73:61when Shvets Artem top-scored for the winner with 23 points and Kravtsov Viacheslav followed him with 17. Khalid El-Amin exploded with 37 points in the losing effort as he was the only player in the team to reach double digits.


Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Khimky 1-0 
 2. Caja Laboral 0-0 
 3. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 4. Partizan 0-0 
 5. Zalgiris 0-0 
 6. Assec.Prokom 0-1 
Group B
 1. Lottomatica 1-0 
 2. Olympiakos 1-0 
 3. Charleroi 0-0 
 4. Unicaja 0-0 
 5. Brose Baskets 0-1 
 6. Real Madrid 0-1 
Group C
 1. Fener.Ulker 1-0 
 2. Cholet 0-0 
 3. Cibona 0-0 
 4. Montepaschi 0-0 
 5. Regal Barca 0-0 
 6. Lietuvos Rytas 0-1 
Group D
 1. U.Olimpija 1-0 
 2. Armani MI 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 5. Valencia 0-0 
 6. Efes Pilsen 0-1 


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


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Heard, Tarmo22.6 
 2. Bailey, LrNM.20.9 
 3. Ivey, KTP19.9 
 4. Barrett, KTP19.4 
 5. Wilson, Honka19.3 
 6. Harris, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 7. Ayers, Namika L.18.3 
 8. Newson, Kataja17.9 
 9. Moore, LrNM.17.9 
 10. Walker, Kouvot17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Wood, Karhu14.3 
 2. Young, Tarmo13.0 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto11.0 
 4. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.3 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot9.8 
 6. Vinson, Kouvot9.8 
 7. Belser, Honka9.7 
 8. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.3 
 9. Fells, Kataja8.7 
 10. Coleman, LrNM.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Malik MOORE
  LrNMKY
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Moore, LrNM.4.4 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.3 
 3. Harris, Salon Vilpas4.1 
 4. Wood, Karhu3.6 
 5. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.6 
 6. Vuori, Namika Lahti3.3 
 7. Ivey, KTP3.3 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.3 
 9. Fields, KTP3.0 
 10. Middleton, Karhu3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bojan SARCEVIC
  Korihait
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Sarcevic, Korihait2.3 
 2. Belser, Honka2.3 
 3. Allen, Karhu2.1 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo2.1 
 5. Barrett, KTP2.0 
 6. Fells, Kataja2.0 
 7. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 8. Fields, KTP2.0 
 9. Moore, Korihait1.9 
 10. Wilson, Honka1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Wood, Karhu1.1 
 2. Heard, Tarmo1.1 
 3. Reaves, Korihait1.0 
 4. Latimer, Namika Lahti0.9 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto0.9 
 6. Belser, Honka0.8 
 7. Young, Tarmo0.8 
 8. Moore, LrNM.0.8 
 9. Middleton, Karhu0.7 
 10. Doaks, Salon Vilpas0.7 


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  GERMANY   


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Brose Baskets 5-0 
 2. Art.Dragons 4-1 
 3. EWE Baskets 4-1 
 4. LTi 46ers 4-1 
 5. Phoenix Hagen 3-1 
 6. NY Phantoms 3-2 
 7. Goettingen 3-3 
 8. ALBA 2-0 
 9. TBB Trier 2-1 
 10. Dt.Bank SKY 2-2 
 11. Bremerhaven 2-3 
 12. Walter Tigers 1-2 
 13. EnBW L'burg 1-3 
 14. MBC 1-3 
 15. Telekom B. 1-3 
 16. Bayreuth 1-4 
 17. ratiopharm 0-4 
 18. Duesseldorf 0-5 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Tadija DRAGICEVIC
  ALBA
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Dragicevic, ALBA19.5 
 2. Tillman, MBC18.5 
 3. Peacock, LTi 46ers18.2 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen17.3 
 5. Bryant, ratiopharm16.3 
 6. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.0 
 7. Joyce, TBB Trier15.7 
 8. Famutimi, Duesseldorf15.5 
 9. Harris, EnBW L.15.5 
 10. Callahan, Bremerha.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm10.5 
 2. Dragicevic, ALBA10.0 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth8.6 
 4. Ensminger, Telek.8.5 
 5. Pleiss, Brose B.8.2 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms7.4 
 7. Moye, Dt.7.3 
 8. Sonderleiter, ratiop.7.0 
 9. Seward, Phoenix .7.0 
 10. Boumtje, Art.Drag.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.3 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.2 
 3. Jordan, MBC5.0 
 4. Dragicevic, ALBA5.0 
 5. Copeland, Bremerha.4.8 
 6. Dorris, Phoenix .4.5 
 7. Campbell, EWE B.4.4 
 8. Joyce, TBB Trier4.0 
 9. McElroy, AL.4.0 
 10. Marinovic, ALBA4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  Phoenix Hagen
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dorris, Phoenix .2.5 
 2. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.2 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.2 
 4. Wise, Telekom B.2.0 
 5. Oliver, Walter Tigers2.0 
 6. Pryor, Phoenix .2.0 
 7. Bernard, MBC2.0 
 8. Campbell, Telekom B.1.8 
 9. Tatum, Duesseldorf1.8 
 10. Tyndale, Telek.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tadija DRAGICEVIC
  ALBA
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dragicevic, ALBA2.5 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.4 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.2.0 
 4. Evans, TBB Trier1.7 
 5. Goree, NY Phantoms1.6 
 6. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.6 
 7. Scott, Goettingen1.5 
 8. Bryant, ratiopharm1.5 
 9. Reiner, Bayreuth1.4 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.2 


Ryan Williams claims German ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Ryan Williams (191-G-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for SSV Lokomotive Bernau and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 25-year old guard had the game-high 42 points for Bernau in his team's victory, helping them to beat SU Medien (1-3) 109-96. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Bernau maintains the 9th position in German ProB. The season is still in it's early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 3 games and had just one victory. In the team's last game Williams had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 13 attempts. He has many years of experience at Bernau, through which he has constantly improved. Ryan Williams averages this season 19.8ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American guard DeUndrae Spraggins (191-G-83, agency: HBA Sports) of BG Illertal/Weissenhorn. Spraggins impressed basketball fans with 38 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as BG Illertal lost that overtime game 95-105 to slightly higher-ranked Leitershofen (#17, 3-1). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. BG Illertal dropped in the standings to 18th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Spraggins is a newcomer at BG Illertal 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 22.5ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 5.5rpg and 5.8apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Devin Uskoski (198-C-85) of BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (#17). Uskoski got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for eighteen rebounds . He was a key player of Leitershofen, leading his team to a 105-95overtime win against slightly lower-ranked BG Illertal (#18, 2-2). Leitershofen needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Uskoski has a great season in Germany. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.5ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 12.3rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Eric Washington (192-F/G-74) of NBC - 29 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jason Holmes (191-G-86) of Schwelm - 25 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Steve Briggs (178-G) of Wulfen - 30 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Michael Mathey (188-G-87) of Leitershofen - 38 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Parnell Smith (198-F-84) of Gotha - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Blake Young (188-G-85) of Schwenningen - 27 points and 7 rebounds
10. Marcus Monk (198-G/F-86) of Herten - 21 points and 12 rebounds


Lottomatica Roma starts with victory against Bamberg - by Eurobasket News
Lottomatica Roma - Brose Baskets Bamberg 83-65

Lottomatica Roma entered to new Euroleague edition with comfortable 83-65 win against the German champion Brose Baskets Bamberg. The Italian squad demonstrated excellent performance having no troubles to beat its rival for 1-0 in Group B. Charles Smith (193-G-75, college: N.Mexico) top-scored in victory with 16 points and Darius Washington (188-G-85, college: Memphis) helped with 13 pts, plus 5 assists. Luca Vitali (201-G-86) had 11, while Vladimir Dasic (207-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) (7 rebs) and Jacopo Giachetti (191-G-83) added 10 points each. In Bamberg, Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) shined with 20 points and 7 boards. Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) and Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) delivered 14 and 12 points respectively.
After 6-6 tie at the beginning, Lottomatica Roma made 6-1 run to take their first lead in this game. They kept plus four until the end of the first quarter (20-16) and later to smash their rival at the beginning of Q2. The hosts created 11-4 run taking the first double-digit lead in this meeting. Visitors did not panic and thanks to 1-12 series in the finish, they succeeded to close the gap to 39-36 until the HT. After the breather, Lottomatica jumped to plus 6 and later their reached 11-point lead. That was not all as Luca Vitali and Djedovic pushed the Roma advantage to a new high, 14. Smith tacked on a triple in the last minute of the quarter to conclude a 10-0 run that made it 63-46 with 10 minutes left to play. Question about the winner was already resolved and Lottomatica had no troubles to close this game.
In the next round, Lottomatica will go to Charleroi. Brose Baskets will host Olympiakos.

Lottomatica Roma: Charles Smith 16, Darius Washington 13+5 as, Luca Vitali 11, Vladimir Dasic 10+7 boards, Jacopo Giachetti 10
Brose Baskets Bamberg: Kyle Hines 20+7 boards, Brian Roberts 14, Casey Jacobsen 12


Face To Face With Mark Dorris (Phoenix Hagen) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Mark Dorris (188-G-85, college: Marshall) is a 188 cm guard playing in Germany in the BEKO BBL for Phoenix Hagen. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and visited Princeton high school. He then attended St. Catharine College for a year before transfering to Marshall where he played from 2005-2008. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 13.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 39.1%, 3Pts: 34.3%, FT: 75.9%.For Cuxhaven, he played 29 games: 18.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.7apg, Steals-3 (2.3spg), FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 77.3%. He took some time to talk to eurobasket recently about basketball.


Phoenix Hagen had a tremendous preseason and won in Tuebingen in the first game 89-76. Why is everything working so well for Phoenix Hagen at the moment?



We have a good core of guys. We all get along and we understand each other on and off the court. We trust each other which is very important.



It is never easy to win on the road in Tuebingen. Phoenix Hagen seemed to have control of the game in the second half. Why were you able to win this game?


Our style of play is quick. We had six guys in double figures and each guy was willing to make that extra pass. You never really know which guy will step up on the next play. We generally also hustled more in the second half.

Quentin Pryor surely told you about the difficult season last year. Do you think that coach Ingo Freyer has learned form his mistakes? It seems like he is doing everything right at the moment.


I think it has to do with trial and error. Last year, Phoenix Hagen had a new team that had just come to the BEKO BBL: They were seeing what was working and what not. He has become a better coach through his experience last season. His style also fits my play.


You had 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 25 minutes and showed a fine all around game. It seems like you have quickly gotten used to the BEKO BBL level. Is there a big difference to the PRO A?


I feel like I have been accustomed to the BEKO BBL style. I had to play at a different level last season in the PRO A. I have played with many guys like Brian Roberts and Quantez Robertson in summer leagues that have proven that they can play at this level. Now I just need to get comfortable at this level.


How do you like Hagen. How is it different to Cuxhaven where you played last season?



Cuxhaven was nice and small and a good place to play at in my first year and not get lost. I could concentrate on basketball. Hagen is a lot bigger and both places have great fan bases. I like both places.



An assistant coach who shall remain nameless said the Phoenix Hagen will surprise a lot of teams this year, but as time goes by will have problems under the basket. Will Phoenix Hagen be strong enough under the boards this season?



I think that we can win each time that we are on the floor. We have won a lot in preseason and we are thinking playoffs and anything else would be a big disappointment. We expect to win every time we play.


Who wins a 100 yard dash, you or Quantez Robertson?



Tez is my guy. I will win and he will say that he will win. It would be a close race and could be a tie.


What do you miss most about the States besides your family and friends?


I miss American TV and food because it is sloppy and greesy.


Will the Reds win the World Series this season?


The Reds will win for sure. I have been alive for 24 years and they were never as good as they are now. I watch the games on espn.com



What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


Kill Bill Vol 2



Thanks Mark for the chat. Good luck this season.








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  GREECE   


Olympiacos -.Real Madrid: Post game quotes - by Kostas Papadopoulos
After the premiere of this season's Euroleague, with the easy win of Olympiacos against Real Madrid, the key persons of the game stated:
Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ): 'The difference in assists and turnovers has been the keys that gave us the victory. It was a fair win. We have had several problems. I have only been for four weeks with my players. We were very nervous in the second quarter. Kostas Papanikolaou (203-F/G-90), Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) and Mavrokefalides had been stressed. We were luck to close the first half with that score. Our big guys won the battle in the basket. The medical staff and our trainer have not only helped Bourousis to just come in and play but rather play that good. The team was late to run and it did so when the stress left us. In the second half we played good basketball. Time will be of help because we have a very good team. I don't think the first spot in the group will be decided by points scored difference. It's still too early'.
Ettore Messina: 'Congratulations to Olympiacos; they deserved the win tonight. They played very well in crucial moments and that made the difference. We did some good things on the court tonight, but did some others wrong, too. And it's difficult to play against veteran players such as Thodoros Papaloukas (200-G-77, agency: FCM), Spanoulis, Radoslav Nesterovic (212-C-76) and Bourousis. They played smarter and we did not have the answers. We knew from the beginning of the season that we would need time to improve as we have many young players in our line-up and in the starting five. In four-five months the situation will have changed. We will be a better team by then.'
Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket): 'We hadn't been ready, at least not as ready as Real had been. We gave everything we could and won. A game lasts for 40 minutes and it's not as important if you are losing at the 15' minute. Anyway, we were losing by 9 at that time, so something was going wrong. We retained our calm and used our brains to turn the game. The help of the fans has been really important. It's nice to play in front of your fans and we want to thank them for that. The fans want us to play tough defense and there is a lot of talent on the team. We take energy from solid defense'.
Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM): 'It's a very important victory for us because we are not ready yet. We had been very stressed during all past week, since this has actually been our first official game with a new team with which many guys played for the first time in front of the Olympiacos fans. We used tough defense to win, but it's still very early. This victory means nothing. I had been out for a month and the coaches have helped me a lot. I promise to try even harder in the upcoming weeks'.
Sergio Rodriguez (191-G-86, agency: Interperformances): 'We knew that Olympiacos has an excellent team. After all, they were last season's runners-up and are amongst the favorites to go all the way this year. We are a young team and have plenty of room for improvement. I think we controlled the game tempo until halftime. We created open shots, had the rhythm and executed well. But at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth, Olympiacos had a string of good plays to which we offered no answers.'
Sergio Llull (190-G-87): 'It was a tight game for three quarters. However, Olympiacos played better defense in the last period, caused us trouble to play together and ran away. They managed to hit some difficult shots and that raised their morale. They started to play more confident and we had difficulties to react. In the first half we moved the ball well and created many open opportunities, but we did not continue in this fashion. We have a young team, we are willing to work hard and improve game by game. The next game is against Unicaja and we will practice to be ready for that.'
Loukas Mavrokefalides (207-C-84): 'It's difficult to open the Turkish Airlines Euroleague against such a great team as Real Madrid. We knew that they have played more official games than us so far in the season, so they might have been more ready. And that was evident on court in the first half. However, we soon balanced the game, strengthened our defense and executed well on offense in order to take over the game's tempo. At times we played some amazing defense and that led us to the win. I was lucky to hit that three-point buzzer-beater at the end of the third quarter, but I think we were already playing better.'



Div.B Standing
B Standings
 1. Anagennisi 1-0 
 2. Doxa Lefkadas 1-0 
 3. Egaleo 1-0 
 4. M.Alexandros 1-0 
 5. MENT 1-0 
 6. Nea Kifisia 1-0 
 7. OFI 1-0 
 8. Stratoni 1-0 
 9. Aias Evosmou 0-1 
 10. Aiolos Trik. 0-1 
 11. Apollon Kal. 0-1 
 12. Diagoras 0-1 
 13. Doukas 0-1 
 14. Ermis Perama 0-1 
 15. Filippos V. 0-1 


Papadopoulos elected again president - by Giorgos Diploidis
Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-C-80) was elected again president of the association of the Greek players (PSAK). It was an easy victory for him because his colleagues seemed to appreciate his actions for defending their rights.

Vice presidents were Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM) and Georgios Pavlidis (206-F-78), general secretary Thanasis Topouzis, special secretary Giorgos Maslarinos (194-G-74, agency: FCM), cashier Giorgos Tsiaras (207-C/F-82) while members of the association will be Dimos Dikoudis (207-F/C-77), Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80),
Nikolaos Zisis (195-G-83), Dimitrios Marmarinos (205-C-76, college: Nevada), and Fivos Gimnopoulos (184-G-77)


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Aris 0-0 
 3. E.K. Kavalas 0-0 
 4. Ikaros K. 0-0 
 5. Ilysiakos 0-0 
 6. Iraklis 0-0 
 7. Marousi BC 0-0 
 8. Olympiakos 0-0 
 9. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 10. Panellinios 0-0 
 11. Panionios 0-0 
 12. PAOK 0-0 
 13. Peristeri GS 0-0 
 14. VAP Kolossos 0-0 


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  HOLLAND   


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Brian LAING
  Magixx
  (195-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Laing, Magixx19.0 
 2. Stokes, BS Weert18.0 
 3. Hilliman, Rotterdam18.0 
 4. Kusnyer, Rotterdam17.8 
 5. Voorn, ABC17.6 
 6. Marshall, Lands.17.4 
 7. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.8 
 8. Kimbrough, Giants16.8 
 9. Brown, DeFriesland16.2 
 10. Humphrey, Magixx15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam11.5 
 2. Mills, Eiff.Towers11.0 
 3. de Randamie, ABC10.4 
 4. Haryasz, GasTerra.10.0 
 5. Ellis, GasTerra F.9.8 
 6. Boxley, ZZ Leiden9.0 
 7. Koenis, Giants9.0 
 8. McDermott, Magixx8.7 
 9. Hamm, BS Weert8.6 
 10. Griffin, Giants8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiff.Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Turner, Eiff.Tow.7.3 
 2. Kimbrough, Giants5.8 
 3. McGhee, ZZ Leiden5.3 
 4. Williams, DeFriesland4.2 
 5. Theeuwkens, Giants4.0 
 6. Stokes, BS Weert4.0 
 7. Boxley, ZZ Leiden3.8 
 8. Bostain, GasTerra.3.8 
 9. Marshall, Lands.3.6 
 10. Bauscher, GasTerra.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Al J. JACKSON
  Magixx
  (198-F/G-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jackson, Magixx4.0 
 2. Kimbrough, Giants3.4 
 3. Taylor, Magixx3.0 
 4. Turner, Eiff.Tow.2.8 
 5. Kherrazi, ABC2.8 
 6. McDermott, Magixx2.7 
 7. Van der Kamp, Lands.2.6 
 8. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.5 
 9. Hilliman, Rotterdam2.5 
 10. Borha, Landstede2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiff.Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Aarts, Eiff.Towers3.3 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.8 
 3. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 4. McDermott, Magixx1.3 
 5. van der List, Eiff.T.1.0 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.0 
 7. Olij, Magixx1.0 
 8. Strong, Landstede0.8 
 9. Kherrazi, ABC0.8 
 10. Bekkering, GasTerra.0.8 


DBL: Round Five review - by Eurobasket News
DeFriesland - ABC 73-76
In Leeuwarden, the team of Hakim Salem continue their strong start, winning their 3rd road game in as many wins, this time over DeFriesland Aris Leeuwarden 76-73. ABC Amsterdam had nerves of steel in crunch time, despite blowing a 10-point lead to put the score tied at 70-70, ABC guard and Dutch international Jessey Voorn (193-G-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy) sank two free throws to give the guests the lead for good at 72-70. In the end ABC Amsterdam would hold the fort en route to the win. Voorn would lead five ABC players in double figures with a game-high 18 pts., Mohammed Kherrazi (200-F-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 15, and Sergio de Randamie continued his strong play by adding a double-double of 14 pts. and 14 rebounds. Mark Sanchez (201-F-87, college: Boise St.) and Todd Brown led Aris with 16 pts. each. ABC Amsterdam are now 3-2 while De Friesland Aris falls to 2-3. *by Sanders Jackson

ZZ Leiden - Landstede 78-52
In Leiden midway in the 1st quarter, the closest Landstede Basketball got to Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 was the score 11-10, but after that Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 took over, with their fastbreak game and inside power too much for the guests, giving the fans their moneys worth in cruising to a 78-52 blowout. Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 led 27-14 at the end of the 1st, and their lead would not drop under double digits thereafter. The trio of Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.), Ross Bekkering (203-F-85, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) and Monta McGhee (198-F-79, college: Lewis) ruled the roost, with Boxley and Bekkering scoring 20 pts. each, and McGhee scoring 16, including a pair of threes from the parking lot. Ben Strong led Landstede with 16 pts. Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 also dominated the glass 46-36. With the win, Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 is 3-1 while Landstede falls to 2-3. *by Sanders Jackson

Magixx - Rotterdam 76-68
In the Horstacker, the team of Michael Schuurs had to fight off winless Rotterdam Challengers, but in the end they prevailed, winning by the score of 76-68. The Rotterdammers were tied with Magixx 57-57 early in the last quarter, but a 9-0 run capped by two Kevin McCleery scores gave Magixx the momentum edge needed. Brian Laing (195-G/F-85, agency: JEMsports, college: Seton Hall) led Magixx players in double figures with 16 pts. Rotterdams E.J. Kusnyer (196-G-86, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Mercer) led all scorers with 24 pts. including 4 three-pointers. Magixx are now 3-2 while the Rotterdammers remain winless at 0-4. *by Sanders Jackson

Giants - BS Weert 80-85
In Bergen-op-Zoom BS Weert got back on the winning after a couple of bad losses, winning over WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom by the score of 85-80. Trey McDowell (188-G-85, college: Louisiana Tech) and Glenn Stokes (170-G-76, college: American) stepped up for the Limburgers, with McDowell scoring a game-high 23 pts. and Stokes added 22. Lawrence Hamm scored 16 pts. for the Limburgers. Jesse Kimbrough (183-G-82, college: Jacksonville) led the Giants with 19 pts. With the win BS Weert improve to 2-3 while WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom fall to 1-4. *by Sanders Jackson

GasTerra F. - Eiff.Towers 68-65
How do you compensate for poor shooting and still win? By going after your own misses and making sure that the opposition misses too. And it also helps having a guy like Jason Ellis (201-F-82, college: Boise St.) collecting your misses too. In the Martiniplaza tonight, in a knock down, drag out affair in the marquee matchup between two previous unbeatens GasTerra Flames Groningen and Eiffel Towers Den Bosch, the defending champions would have the last word, prevailing in the end by the score of 68-65. It was a game in which there were 15 lead changes, low shooting percentages, and Eiffel led by as much as 10 through the 3rd quarter. The Flames were held to a season-low 34.4% FG and shot once again poor from the charity stripe (only 17 for 32), but grabbed a season-high 58 rebounds and had a 24-9 bench scoring advantage. Eiffel gave the defending Dutch champs trouble in the 3rd quarter, with scores from Eiffel guards Rogier Jansen (188-G-84, agency: Court Side) and Djoenie Steenvoorde pushing Eiffels lead to 47-37 at 3:31. The Flames cut Eiffels lead to six on two Matt Haryasz (210-C-84, college: Stanford) free throws at the end of the 3rd quarter. In the final quarter, the lead would change 7 times for both teams. However, the turning point of the game might have been at the 7:05 mark when Eiffel PG Frank Turner was called for a technical foul and Eiffel leading 53-51. From then on Gas Terra were more aggressive on the glass and the X-factor in the end was Jason Ellis. Ellis put back at 0:29 and two free throws at 0:09 remaining would seal the deal for the Flames. Matt Haryasz led Gas Terra with 15 pts. Jansen led the guests with 15 pts. The Flames remain undefeated at 4-0, while Eiffel falls to 3-1. *by Sanders Jackson


Gas Terra Wins Slugfest Thriller Over Eiffel Towers - by Sanders Jackson
How do you compensate for poor shooting and still win? By going after your own misses and making sure that the opposition misses too. And it also helps having a guy like Jason Ellis (201-F-82, college: Boise St.) collecting your misses too.

In the Martiniplaza tonight, in a knock down, drag out affair in the marquee matchup between two previous unbeatens GasTerra Flames Groningen and Eiffel Towers Den Bosch, the defending champions would have the last word, prevailing in the end by the score of 68-65. It was a game in which there were 15 lead changes, low shooting percentages, and Eiffel led by as much as 10 through the 3rd quarter. The Flames were held to a season-low 34.4% FG and shot once again poor from the charity stripe (only 17 for 32), but grabbed a season-high 58 rebounds and had a 24-9 bench scoring advantage. Eiffel gave the defending Dutch champs trouble in the 3rd quarter, with scores from Eiffel guards Rogier Jansen (188-G-84, agency: Court Side) and Djoenie Steenvoorde (195-G/F-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy) pushing Eiffels lead to 47-37 at 3:31. The Flames cut Eiffels lead to six on two Matt Haraysz free throws at the end of the 3rd quarter.

In the final quarter, the lead would change 7 times for both teams. However, the turning point of the game might have been at the 7:05 mark when Eiffel PG Frank Turner was called for a technical foul and Eiffel leading 53-51. From then on Gas Terra were more aggressive on the glass and the X-factor in the end was Jason Ellis. Ellis put back at 0:29 and two free throws at 0:09 remaining would seal the deal for the Flames. Matt Haraysz led Gas Terra with 15 pts. Jansen led the guests with 15 pts. The Flames remain undefeated at 4-0, while Eiffel falls to 3-1.



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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Kevin FOLEY
  Ulster Elks
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 32.5
 1. Foley, Ulster Elks32.5 
 2. De La Cruz, Ulster E.25.3 
 3. Turner, Killester25.0 
 4. Van, UCC Demons24.7 
 5. Crowder, UCD M.23.0 
 6. Ambler, Moycullen20.0 
 7. Louisme, Neptune19.7 
 8. Nihill, Moycullen19.3 
 9. Mitchell, UL Ea.18.0 
 10. Coughlan, UCC D.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron MITCHELL
  UL Eagles
  (201-F/C-88)
  Avg: 17
 1. Mitchell, UL Ea.17.0 
 2. De La Cruz, Ulster E.15.0 
 3. Louisme, Neptune13.7 
 4. Crowder, UCD M.13.0 
 5. Ambler, Moycullen12.7 
 6. Quill, DCU Saints12.0 
 7. Turner, Killester11.3 
 8. Van, UCC Demons10.7 
 9. Trimmer, DCU S.9.0 
 10. Glover, UCD Marian8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Conor MEANY
  UCD Marian
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Meany, UCD Marian6.3 
 2. Clarke, Killester6.0 
 3. Donnelly, DCU S.5.5 
 4. Drumm, Ulster Elks5.3 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagles5.3 
 6. Kurcenkovas, Moycu.4.3 
 7. Nihill, Moycullen4.3 
 8. Hall, UL Eagles4.0 
 9. Noonan, Neptune4.0 
 10. McVeigh, Belfast .3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Issac WESTBROOKS
  Killester
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Westbrooks, Killester3.5 
 2. Provizors, DCU S.3.0 
 3. O''Brien, Killester3.0 
 4. Kurcenkovas, Moycu.3.0 
 5. McGinn, Neptune2.8 
 6. Hosford, UCC D.2.7 
 7. Drumm, Ulster Elks2.7 
 8. Darling, DCU Saints2.5 
 9. Dowd, Moycullen2.3 
 10. Kinevane, UL Eagles2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Neil BAYNES
  UCD Marian
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Baynes, UCD Marian3.0 
 2. Turner, Killester2.7 
 3. Van, UCC Demons2.3 
 4. De La Cruz, Ulster E.2.0 
 5. Plichta, UCC D.2.0 
 6. Louisme, Neptune2.0 
 7. Ambler, Moycullen2.0 
 8. Crowder, UCD M.1.7 
 9. Trimmer, DCU S.1.5 
 10. O''Brien, Killester1.0 


Irish SuperLeague round 3 best performance: James Crowder - by Eurobasket News
American forward James Crowder (201-F-86, agency: Agency No 10) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Hibernian UCD Marian Dublin, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 32 points and 14 rebounds, while his team crushed Ulster Elks (#3, 1-2) with 16-point margin 91-75. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. UCD Marian maintains the 2nd position in Irish SuperLeague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. UCD Marian will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Crowder had a remarkable 52.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be UCD Marian's top player in his first season with the team. Former Pfeiffer University star has very solid stats this year. Crowder is in league's top in points (5th best: 23.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 13.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.7bpg and 58.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Mason Ambler (198-F-85, agency: R.H.Consultancy) of An Cearnog Nua Moycullen. Ambler had a very good evening with a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Moycullen lost that game 83-88 to UCC Demons (2-1). 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. Ambler is a newcomer at Moycullen, but is already the team's top player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 12.7rpg and 3.3apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was Benjamin De La Cruz of Ulster Elks (#3). De La Cruz scored 24 points and grabbed twenty rebounds (!!!). Despite De La Cruz's great performance Ulster Elks lost 75-91 to #2 ranked UCD Marian. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The chances of Ulster Elks 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, De La Cruz could try to bring Ulster Elks' a little bit higher in the standings. De La Cruz has individually a great season in Ireland. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.3ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 15.0rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cameron Mitchell (201-F/C-88) of UL Eagles - 14 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Cameron Mitchell (201-F/C-88) of UL Eagles - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Gerard Noonan (180-G-82) of Neptune - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Marcus Van (201-F/C-85) of UCC Demons - 21 points and 8 rebounds
8. Jermaine Turner (195-F-74) of Killester - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Barry Drumm (186-G-87) of Ulster Elks - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Shane Coughlan (188-G-79) of UCC Demons - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists


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Standings - BSL
Premier L. Standings
 1. Bnei Hasharon 1-0 
 2. Macc.Ashdod 1-0 
 3. Macc.Haifa 1-0 
 4. Macc.Rishon 1-0 
 5. Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 6. Galil Gilboa 0-1 
 7. Hapoel Holon 0-1 
 8. Hapoel J-M 0-1 
 9. Ironi Ashkelon 0-1 
 10. Netanya 0-1 


Standings - National League
National League Standings
 1. Hapoel T-A 3-0 
 2. Beer Yaakov 2-1 
 3. Elitzur Yavne 2-1 
 4. Hap.Tivon 2-1 
 5. Hapoel Afula 2-1 
 6. Hapoel Beeri 2-1 
 7. Hod Hasharon 2-1 
 8. Lev Hasharon 2-1 
 9. Elitzur Ramla 1-2 
 10. Ironi Ramat G. 1-2 
 11. Macc.Habikaa 1-2 
 12. Megido/Yok. 1-2 
 13. Ironi Nahariya 0-3 
 14. Kohav Yair 0-3 


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Brian ASBURY
  Hapoel T-A
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 31.5
 1. Asbury, Hapoel T-A31.5 
 2. Hall, Beer Yaakov30.3 
 3. Miller, Megido/Y.28.5 
 4. Young, Hod Hasharon26.0 
 5. Dunne, Hapoel Afula25.0 
 6. Webb, Hap.Tivon25.0 
 7. Dobie, Lev Hasharon21.3 
 8. Brown, Macc.Hab.21.0 
 9. Clemente, Megido/Y.21.0 
 10. Gendal, Hod H.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanley BRANDY
  Hod Hasharon
  (200-F-67)
  Avg: 19
 1. Brandy, Hod H.19.0 
 2. Clemente, Megido/Y.12.3 
 3. Ibrahim, Ironi N.10.5 
 4. Aidan, Hapoel B-Sh.10.5 
 5. Utter, Hapoel T-A10.5 
 6. Pitshon, Lev H.10.0 
 7. Tramiel, Kohav Yair10.0 
 8. McFarlin, Lev H.9.7 
 9. Webb, Hap.Tivon9.0 
 10. Spicer, Elitzur Ramla8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Avi ELIYAHU
  Hapoel Afula
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Eliyahu, Hapoel Afula10.0 
 2. Lahat, Hapoel T-A8.0 
 3. Berkowitz, Elitzu.6.7 
 4. Yatzkan, Ironi R.6.5 
 5. Timor, Hap.Tivon6.5 
 6. Fisher, Hapoel B.6.0 
 7. Miller, Megido/Y.6.0 
 8. Farhi, Beer Yaakov6.0 
 9. Rub, Kohav Yair6.0 
 10. Housman, Hap.Tivon5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Megido/Yok.
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Miller, Megido/Y.6.0 
 2. Young, Hod Hasharon5.0 
 3. Hofman, Elitzur .4.5 
 4. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.5 
 5. Eliyahu, Hapoel Afula3.5 
 6. Ohana, Ironi N.3.0 
 7. Shtarkman, Megido/Y.2.7 
 8. Berkowitz, Elitzu.2.7 
 9. Utter, Hapoel T-A2.5 
 10. Housman, Hap.Tivon2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Isaac ROSEFELT
  Ironi Ramat G.
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rosefelt, Ironi R.3.0 
 2. Utter, Hapoel T-A2.5 
 3. Levi, Elitzur Ramla2.0 
 4. Webb, Hap.Tivon1.5 
 5. Hugee, Hapoel Afula1.5 
 6. Ermichin, Ironi R.1.5 
 7. Lewis, Ironi R.1.5 
 8. Knafo, Hapoel B-Sh.1.0 
 9. Gendal, Hod H.1.0 
 10. Joseph, Hapoel A.1.0 


Premier League Round: 1 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Hapoel Holon - Macc.Haifa 81-84
Hapoel Holon lost to Maccabi Haifa 81:84 at the Regular Season Round 1. Killingsworth Marco stepped up with 16 points, while Larry O'Bannon (194-G-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Louisville) and Ben-Chimol Avi netted 13 each. Roth Moran responded with 21 points in the losing effort.

Maccabi T-A - Galil Gilboa 102-75
Maccabi T-A edged Galil Gilboa 102:75 on Octobr 17th to start the year with the victory. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) poured in 16 points and Eliyahu Lior netted 15. Green Rodney ened up with 21 points in the losing case and McClinton Jack added 15.

Macc.Rishon - Netanya 75-67
Maccabi Rishon overcame Netanya 75:67 at the start of 2010/2011 season. Denis Clemente (185-G-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Kansas St.) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and McGhee Aaron as well as Mitchell Dwayne added 14 apiece. Banks Adrian and Brown Elton netted 15 points each in defeat.




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  ITALY   


Lottomatica Roma starts with victory against Bamberg - by Eurobasket News
Lottomatica Roma - Brose Baskets Bamberg 83-65

Lottomatica Roma entered to new Euroleague edition with comfortable 83-65 win against the German champion Brose Baskets Bamberg. The Italian squad demonstrated excellent performance having no troubles to beat its rival for 1-0 in Group B. Charles Smith (193-G-75, college: N.Mexico) top-scored in victory with 16 points and Darius Washington (188-G-85, college: Memphis) helped with 13 pts, plus 5 assists. Luca Vitali (201-G-86) had 11, while Vladimir Dasic (207-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) (7 rebs) and Jacopo Giachetti (191-G-83) added 10 points each. In Bamberg, Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) shined with 20 points and 7 boards. Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) and Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) delivered 14 and 12 points respectively.
After 6-6 tie at the beginning, Lottomatica Roma made 6-1 run to take their first lead in this game. They kept plus four until the end of the first quarter (20-16) and later to smash their rival at the beginning of Q2. The hosts created 11-4 run taking the first double-digit lead in this meeting. Visitors did not panic and thanks to 1-12 series in the finish, they succeeded to close the gap to 39-36 until the HT. After the breather, Lottomatica jumped to plus 6 and later their reached 11-point lead. That was not all as Luca Vitali and Djedovic pushed the Roma advantage to a new high, 14. Smith tacked on a triple in the last minute of the quarter to conclude a 10-0 run that made it 63-46 with 10 minutes left to play. Question about the winner was already resolved and Lottomatica had no troubles to close this game.
In the next round, Lottomatica will go to Charleroi. Brose Baskets will host Olympiakos.

Lottomatica Roma: Charles Smith 16, Darius Washington 13+5 as, Luca Vitali 11, Vladimir Dasic 10+7 boards, Jacopo Giachetti 10
Brose Baskets Bamberg: Kyle Hines 20+7 boards, Brian Roberts 14, Casey Jacobsen 12


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  LATVIA   


LBL Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
VEF Riga jrs - Barons 83-72
VEF Riga juniors outgunned visiting Barons. Ivans Nelyubov (207-C-88) scored 17 points for VEF. Martins Laksa (200-F-90) contributed 16 points in the winning case. Davis Bertans (200-F-92) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Barons.

Ventspils - Turiba 87-61
Ventspils overcame Turiba at home court behind 19 points from Rashad Anderson (195-G/F-83, college: Connecticut). Janis Strelnieks (191-G-89) added 11 points in the winning effort. Martins Motivans (196-F-88) answered with 15 points for Turiba in the loss.

Zemgale - Valmiera 83-72
Zemgale posted the second win in the championship as they held off Valmiera at home court. Scott Wilson (198-F-83, college: Wright St.) and Ilmars Bergmanis (184-G-81) stepped up with 21 points each for Zemgale. Jekabs Rozitis (206-F/C-86) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82, agency: Interperformances) responded with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Valmiera as they fell at 0-2 record.

Liepaja - Barons 92-90
Mareks Jurevicus (198-G/F-85) fired 29 points to lead Liepaja to a narrow victory over Barons. Ashton Mitchell (180-G-88, college: Sam Houston St.) added 24 points in the third straight victory for the Lauvas. Rinalds Sirsnins (186-G-85, agency: Promotex) answered with 17 points in the third straight loss for Barons.




LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Liepaja 3-0 
 2. VEF Riga jrs 3-0 
 3. Ventspils 3-1 
 4. Zemgale 2-2 
 5. LU 0-1 
 6. Turiba 0-2 
 7. Valmiera 0-2 
 8. Barons 0-3 
Will join on later stage:
 1. VEF Riga


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 25
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja25.0 
 2. Cipruss, Valmiera21.0 
 3. Wilson, Zemgale20.0 
 4. Mitchell, Liepaja18.3 
 5. Laksa, VEF Riga jrs18.0 
 6. Vitols, LU18.0 
 7. Bertans, VEF R.17.0 
 8. Bergmanis, Zemgale16.8 
 9. Piternieks, LU15.0 
 10. Berzins, VEF R.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Valmiera
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10
 1. Cipruss, Valmiera10.0 
 2. Berzins, VEF R.10.0 
 3. Stimac, Ventspils9.3 
 4. Selakovs, VEF R.8.7 
 5. Aleksejevs, Liepaja7.7 
 6. Mednis, Turiba6.5 
 7. Ziedins, Valmiera6.5 
 8. Rubenis, LU6.0 
 9. Wilson, Zemgale6.0 
 10. Jahovics, VEF R.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Krists PITERNIEKS
  LU
  (202-G-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Piternieks, LU10.0 
 2. Gailitis, VEF R.6.5 
 3. Bertans, VEF R.6.0 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventspils5.0 
 5. Sirsnins, Barons4.7 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.5 
 7. Mason, Ventspils4.3 
 8. Jurevicus, Liepaja3.7 
 9. Mitchell, Liepaja3.0 
 10. Feldmanis, Barons3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Janis GAILITIS
  VEF Riga jrs
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gailitis, VEF R.3.5 
 2. Jurevicus, Liepaja3.3 
 3. Piternieks, LU3.0 
 4. Bertans, VEF R.2.5 
 5. Mitchell, Liepaja2.3 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.3 
 7. Rubenis, LU2.0 
 8. Dilevka, Turiba2.0 
 9. Jahovics, VEF R.2.0 
 10. Tukiss, LU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Berzins, VEF R.5.5 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale1.8 
 3. Selakovs, VEF R.1.3 
 4. Rubenis, LU1.0 
 5. Cipruss, Valmiera1.0 
 6. Berzins, Ventspils0.8 
 7. Nelyubov, VEF R.0.7 
 8. Jurevicus, Liepaja0.7 
 9. Mejeris, Liepaja0.7 
 10. Wilson, Zemgale0.7 


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  LEBANON   


Another Ex-NBA in Lebanon...Sagesse inks Dermarr Johnson - by Rabih Khoury
After try outs for several players failed, Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut management found the right choice... Yes it is DerMarr Johnson (206-G-80, college: Cincinnati). The experienced player will have his first complete year in the middle east after playing for short time last year in Asian Club Championship with Al-Hilal from KSA where he averaged 22.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 3.6apg, 2.3spg, 1.4bpg and was the league second scorer. Dermarr had a very big NBA experience where he played for Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns,New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets... Also he had many years playing in the NBDL as well as Italy, Puerto Rico and China.

Dermarr will arrive on tuesday night to Lebanon to join the Green Castle...


Lathan moves from Zahle to Tripoly!! - by Rabih Khoury
After signing B.J. Raymond (198-G/F-87, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Xavier), Anibal Zahle management released Trayvon Lathan (201-G-84, college: Chowan Univ.).
Lathan joined directly Al Moutahed Tripoli team on sunday. Lathan played in the IBL in USA last season with Los Angeles Lightning where he averaged in 19 games: Score-3 (26.3ppg), Reb-3 (11.5rpg), 4.5apg. Lathan was in Lebanon from early September.
Moutahed are still looking also for a new possible replacement center. In the upcoming days we will find out more !!!



Zachery back to Lebanon... In Antranik... - by Rabih Khoury
After his last season in kuwait with AlQadsia, Nick Zachery (191-G-79, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: UALR) is back to Lebanon this season but this time he will be playing for Antranik Beirut.
Zachery played for Blue Stars in the 2008-2009 season where he averaged in 23 games: 21.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.1apg, Steals-3 (2.3spg), 2FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 71.8%.
Zachery will replace Arizona Reid in Antranik Beirut, while Malcolm Battles will be replacing Jason Johnson.


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LKL Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Perlas - Sakalai 60-81
Sakalai earned the initial win in the championship as they bruised Perlas in Vilnius derby. Virginijus Sirvydis (196-G/F-73) scored 21 points to lead Sakalai. Zydrunas Stankus (197-F-78, college: Campbell) added 15 points for Sakalai. Aidas Viskontas (185-G-86) answered with 13 points and 7 steals for Perlas.

Kaunas - Siauliai 90-88
Kaunas stayed undefeated as they narrowly edged Siauliai at home cout. Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89) tallied 31 points, 8 assists and 3 boards for Kaunas. Siim-Sander Vene (203-F-90) added 20 points for the hosts. Zygimantas Janavicius (192-G-89, agency: Interperformances) responded with 27 points, 5 boards and 5 assists for Siauliai.

Techasas - Rudupis 63-86
Rudupis eased past Techasas on the road. Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) fired 19 points to lead the visitors. Edgaras Zelionis (208-C-89) and Vytenis Lipkevicius (198-F-89) contributed 16 points apiece for Rudupis. Vaidotas Volkus (203-F-85, college: Redlands CC) replied with 18 points for Techasas.

Alytus Alita - Neptunas 59-69
Martynas Mazeika (190-G-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) notched 16 points to lead Neptunas past Alytus. Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83, college: ODU) and Simas Galdikas (203-F-87) had 14 points each for the Klaipeda outfit. Rytis Adomavicius (199-F/G-83, agency: Court Side) and Aurimas Birgelis accounted for 13 points apiece for Alytus.

Naglis-Adakris - Juventus 89-78
Naglis-Adakris prevailed against Juventus to improve at 2-2 record. Vilmantas Dilys (208-F-87, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 20 points for the winners. Raimundas Danys (198-G/F-85) added 19 points for Naglis-Adakris. Juventus answered with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists from Gediminas Maceina (188-G-84).




It is now official: Khalid El-Amin joins Lietuvos Rytas - by Eurobasket News
Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut) joins Lietuvos Rytas after the Lithuanian powerhouse did not manage to agree on terms of contract with Sarunas Jasikevicius. After some days negotiations it became clear that Khalid El-Amin will become a new player for the team.
Khalid El-Amin played in Ukraine in the previous season. The 31-year-old guard scored 20.5 points, grabbed 3.1 rebounds and dished out 5.1 assists per game for Budivelnyk. Khalid El-Amin was All-Turkish League Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. He also claimed the same trophy in Ukraine back in 2007 and 2010. Khalid El-Amin also played in the NBA in 2001/03 seasons.
Last year he recorded 39 points for Budivelnik. Budivelnyk chopped up Khimik in Kyiv 111:81 in the start of the season. Khalid El-Amin orchestrated the show with season-high 39 points, 8 assists and 4 boards. Michailis Anisimovas added 15 points for the winners. Darrell Mitchell responded with 21 points for Khimik. Andrii Kalnichenko finished with 16 points in defeat.
At the Regular Season Round 23 BC Kyiv however beat Budivelnyk 73:61when Shvets Artem top-scored for the winner with 23 points and Kravtsov Viacheslav followed him with 17. Khalid El-Amin exploded with 37 points in the losing effort as he was the only player in the team to reach double digits.


Fenerbahce Ulker too strong for Lietuvos Rytas in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce Ulker - Lietuvos Rytas 86-69

Fenerbahce Ulker opened the new Euroleague season in style. The Turkish champion hosted Lietuvos Rytas having no troubles to beat them 86-69. Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) shined for the hosts with 21 points for 22 minutes on the court. Gasper Vidmar (209-C/F-87, agency: Interperformances) had 17 points and 5 rebounds, while Roko-Leni Ukic (195-G-84) helped with 11 points and 7 assists. In Lietuvos Rytas, who changed the Head Coach recently and signed new PG El-Amin today, got 15 points from Milko Bjelica (207-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) and Brad Newley (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket). Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) followed them with 12 points and 6 boards.
Fenerbahce Ulker took control on Lietuvos Rytas from the very beginning. After opening few minutes, Darjus Lavrinovic and his teammates were already 17-6 up. Few moments later they jumped to plus 13, after what Rytas somehow managed to cut the margin to 8 pts, 24-16 Q1. The hosts shined at the beginning of the second period and after 8-2 run they moved up to 32-18. Their biggest lead in this period was 16 points, but they were not able to keep it all until the half time. It was 40-27 at the break, what of course was a great job by Fener in the first 20 minutes. When Fenerbahce Ulker reached 55-36 at the midway of Q3, it was already clear who the winner of the night will be. With one quarter left, the home side held impressive 62-45 and last ten minutes were just the formality. Everything what Lietuvos Rytas was able to do until the end was minus 12 at the beginning of Q4.
In the next round, Fenerbahce Ulker will meet Cibona in Zagreb. Lietuvos Rytas will host Italian powerhouse Montepaschi Siena.

Fenerbahce Ulker: Darjus Lavrinovic 21, Gasper Vidmar 17+5 boards, Roko-Leni Ukic 11+7 as
Lietuvos Rytas: Milko Bjelica 15, Brad Newley 15, Martynas Gecevicius 12+6 boards


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. Perlas-MRU 2-2 
 7. Radviliskis 2-2 
 8. Silute 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 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Siauliai
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 27
 1. Janavicius, Siauliai27.0 
 2. Kieza, Juventus21.0 
 3. Volkus, Techasas19.7 
 4. Bajramovic, Lietuv.19.7 
 5. Zelionis, Rudupis18.3 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Kaunas18.3 
 7. Dilys, Naglis-Adakris17.8 
 8. Gvezdauskas, Siauliai17.5 
 9. Alijevas, Nevezis16.7 
 10. Juskevicius, Rudupis16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Kieza, Juventus12.3 
 2. Sarakauskas, Siauliai11.5 
 3. Valeika, Alytus Alita10.0 
 4. Valanciunas, Lietuv.8.3 
 5. Dimsa, Nevezis8.0 
 6. Janisius, Sakalai8.0 
 7. Jankunas, Zalgiris7.8 
 8. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.7.7 
 9. Vilkius, Neptunas7.5 
 10. Zelionis, Rudupis7.0 
Assists Per Game
 DeJuan COLLINS
  Zalgiris
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 6
 1. Collins, Zalgiris6.0 
 2. Viskontas, Perlas5.0 
 3. Janavicius, Siauliai5.0 
 4. Gvezdauskas, Siauliai5.0 
 5. Vasiliauskas, Kaunas5.0 
 6. Juskevicius, Rudupis4.7 
 7. Alijevas, Nevezis4.7 
 8. Maceina, Juventus4.3 
 9. Lipkevicius, Rudupis4.3 
 10. Birgelis, Alytus A.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aidas VISKONTAS
  Perlas
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Viskontas, Perlas3.7 
 2. Rinkevicius, Techasas3.0 
 3. Valukonis, Techasas3.0 
 4. Lipkevicius, Rudupis3.0 
 5. Kalnietis, Zalgiris3.0 
 6. Juskevicius, Rudupis2.7 
 7. Sarakauskas, Siauliai2.5 
 8. Newley, Lietuvos.2.3 
 9. Razutis, Naglis-A.2.3 
 10. Alijevas, Nevezis2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  Zalgiris
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Begic, Zalgiris2.6 
 2. Valanciunas, Lietuv.2.3 
 3. Gumenyuk, Siauliai2.0 
 4. Cresnar, Nevezis2.0 
 5. Galdikas, Neptunas1.5 
 6. Kieza, Juventus1.3 
 7. Valukonis, Techasas1.3 
 8. Kulvietis, Perlas1.0 
 9. Staniulis, Perlas1.0 
 10. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  LKKA-Atletas
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Vingelis, LKKA-.23.0 
 2. Sragauskis, LKKA-.20.0 
 3. Sebeziovas, Triobe.19.8 
 4. Tarvydas, Puntukas.19.7 
 5. Jurkus, Silute19.3 
 6. Kaupaitis, Silute18.5 
 7. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.17.5 
 8. Mundadi, Pieno Z.17.3 
 9. Gorskovas, Perla.17.3 
 10. Petraitis, Delikate.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mindaugas KERAS
  Delikatesas
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Keras, Delikatesas12.0 
 2. Mockevicius, Akade.10.7 
 3. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.9.8 
 4. Kazakauskas, Nafta U.9.7 
 5. Vaitelis, Mazeikiai9.0 
 6. Oladimeji, Radvilis.9.0 
 7. Nedzinskas, Silute8.5 
 8. Galdikas, Puntukas.8.3 
 9. Pikalavicius, Erelita8.0 
 10. Udras, Perlas-MRU8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Matas SAPIEGA
  Erelita
  (180-G-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Sapiega, Erelita6.5 
 2. Harrison, Mazeikiai5.8 
 3. Rinkunas, Puntukas.5.7 
 4. Vingelis, LKKA-.5.3 
 5. Zymantas, Nafta U.5.0 
 6. Leonard, Pieno Z.5.0 
 7. Kutra, Delikatesas4.8 
 8. Virsilas, Silute4.8 
 9. Lekys, Akademija4.7 
 10. Ramonas, Perla.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Vygantas METELICA
  Erelita
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Metelica, Erelita4.5 
 2. Vileita, Pieno Z.4.3 
 3. Petraitis, Delikate.3.3 
 4. Radavicius, Merest.3.3 
 5. Harrison, Mazeikiai3.3 
 6. Padgureckas, Merest.3.0 
 7. Zymantas, Nafta U.3.0 
 8. Sapiega, Erelita3.0 
 9. Kutra, Delikatesas3.0 
 10. Valantinas, Radvilis.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.3.0 
 2. Galdikas, Puntukas.2.7 
 3. Urbonas, LK.2.7 
 4. Mankevicius, Erelita2.0 
 5. Vaitiekus, Nafta U.1.7 
 6. Oladimeji, Radvilis.1.5 
 7. Varnelis, Pieno Z.1.5 
 8. Bernataviciu., Triobe.1.5 
 9. Ramasauskas, ABRO-.1.3 
 10. Kumpis, Meresta .1.3 


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 5-0 
 2. Kaunas 3-0 
 3. Lietuvos Rytas 3-0 
 4. Rudupis 2-1 
 5. Naglis-Adakris 2-2 
 6. Neptunas 2-2 
 7. Siauliai 1-1 
 8. Juventus 1-2 
 9. Sakalai 1-2 
 10. Techasas 1-2 
 11. Alytus Alita 0-3 
 12. Nevezis 0-3 
 13. Perlas 0-3 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


1/16th Final of Cup of Luxembourg played this week! - by John Thomas
October 19, 2010

6 games of the 1/16th final of the Cup of Luxembourg were played by last night. Here are the results:

Arlon (+10) Hostert Grengewald 90:83
Les Sangliers Wiltz (+20) Soleuvre 62:94
Priezerdaul (+10) BC Mess 78:103
Black Frogs Schieren (+10) Avanti Mondorf 64:73
Racing Luxembourg (+10) Black Star Mersch 71:69
Arantia Larochette (+10) Residence Walferdange 82:98

Tonight, Wednesday, October 20th Wasserbillig will host Kordalsteelers and on Thursday, the 21st Nitia Bettembourg will entertain Red Miners Kayldall

The Technical Committee of the FLBB will hold The Lottery Draw Cup Nat. 1/8-Finales on Saturday, October 23 at half-time of the match Sparta-Amicale in Bertrange.
The the other 8 teams involved in the draw are: the defending Cup Champion Sparta along with T71, Etzella, Musel Pikes, Amicale, Basket Esch, Heffingen and Contern.


Sparta looks strong with season opening road victory over Etzella! Larrie Smith with 21/10! Nelson DelGado top scorer in DBBL with 29 points! - by John Thomas
Etzella - Sparta 63-75
Sparta had a great start with a big 12 point win at Etzella. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) led his team in the DBBL opener with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Newcomer, Cory Abercrombie (201-F/C-85, college: Independence CC) added an important double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. But, it was Patrick Arbaut who made a huge impact with 15 points and 4 assists. Coach Olaf Stolz returns and saw his team his hit 8 of 15 from behind the new long arc for 54%. Despite being out-rebounded 43-34, Sparta played harder and smarter and had control of the game early and throughout. Etzella struggled offensively, falling behind 16-23 in the 1st period and lost the second 12-18 to go in at the half, down 13. Etzella Head Coach Doug Marty and his team continued to disappoint its fans with a just as miserable 3rd quarter effort. Etzella got its act together behind Nelson Delgado (186-G/F-80) in the 4th, but it was too little too late for Etzella. DelGado finished with a game and DBBL weekend high of 29 points. Dustin Scott (203-F/C-85, college: Charleston) had a quiet double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds, but the rest of Etzella's squad didn't produce much at all. Tim Giver was held to 4, Jairo DelGado 5, and Raphael Albaladejo only 2 points. Sparta will entertain Black Star (0-1) and Etzella (0-1) will visit the Musel Pikes (0-1) in Remich.

BBC Etzella's President Claude Halsdorf was very optimistic about the future and had this to say: '1st game, new coach, new staff... ...we have to find our way. I have no negative thoughts. In the last years we got off to very good starts and came up short in the end. Now, we start like this and work for towards the future. Our young players are getting experience now. That is important. We will continue to work for the goal of making the playoffs.'



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  MALTA   


Standings
Powerade League Standings
 1. Athleta 0-0 
 2. Depiro 0-0 
 3. Loyola 0-0 
 4. Luxol 0-0 
 5. Siggiewi 0-0 


Athleta and Siggiewi reach Detur Shield semis - by Eurobasket News
Athleta and Siggiewi became the first teams to reach the semifinal stage of pre-season Detur Shield tournament. Siggiewi made it happen after a 66:54 success against Depiro Mtarfa. Adrian Micallef (190-F-79) knocked down 16 points to lead the winners as they improved at 2-1 record. Siggiewi went on a 23:8 run in the second period to take a 17-point halftime advantage. Depiro could not stop the bleeding after the main break and had to surrender at the end. Marko Matijevic (200-F-78) added 16 points for Siggiewi. Nigel Sultana (191-F-91) accounted for 12 points in the win. Roderick Vella (85) answered with game-high 27 points for Depiro. Isaac Tanti (180-F-90) finished with 9 points as his team slipped at 1-2 record.
Athleta posted the fourth straight win. They overcame BUPA Luxol 82:49. Dirk Schembri (193-F-85) knocked down 17 points to lead the winners. Athleta limited their opponents their opponents to 26 points in the first half to establish a 14-point advantage. Athleta cleared off to a 24-point distance at the final break and never looked back en route to the victory. Steve Schembri (187-F-79) and Addison Bonnici (195-F-84) notched 15 points apiece for Athleta. Jean Paul Bonnici (196-C-88) answered with 13 points for BUPA Luxol.



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  MEXICO   


LNBP Round: 14 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Lechugueros - Halc.Xalapa 86-92 OT
Halcones Xalapa closed Round 14 of LNBP with 86-92 OT win against Lechugueros. Louis Roe (200-F-72, college: Massachusetts) shined for his team with double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds. Harold Arceneaux (198-F-77, college: Weber St.) responded with 24 points in defeat. Halcones Xalapa 13-2, Lechugueros 6-9.

Volcanes - Halc.Xalapa 74-92
Martin Osimani shined for the winners with monster double-double: 23 points and 18 rebounds. Justin Griffin (193-G/F-83, college: Hawaii-Hilo) helped with 20 points. Volcanes got 18 points and 7 rebs from Cheyenne Moore (198-G-84, college: Georgetown, KY). They remain the only winless team after 14 rounds.

Ola Verde - Lobos Grises 96-99
Lobos Grises grabbed 96-99 road win against Ola Verde improving to 7-6 record in LNBP. Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) and Brandon Heredia (180-G-85, college: Lon Morris JC) (7 rebs) shined for the winners with 23 and 22 points respectively. Elys Guzman (206-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St.) had 26 pts and 11 boards in defeat.

Potros - Lechugueros 75-74
Box-score will be available soon.

Pioneros - Halc.Rojos 63-72
Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80, college: LSU) shined for Halcones Rojos pacing them to ninth victory of the season. He spent 24 minutes on the court collecting 15 points and 7 rebounds. Nathan Brumfield (196-F-86, college: Oklahoma Baptist) shined in defeat with 17 points and 6 boards.

Toros - Titanes 80-63
Toros celebrated 12th victory of the season mostly owing to Ellis Vasquez (198-F, college: Mississippi Coll.), who scored 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Anthony Rougeau followed him with 15 pts and 7 rebs. In the loosing squad, Jesus Lopez collected 16 points and 7 rebs.

Fuerza Regia - Angeles 81-88
11-3 for Angeles and 8-6 for Fuerza Regia after this meeting. Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) was totally the best player in Angeles as he collected 21 points and 17 rebounds (valuation 35). The hosts got 22 points and 15 rebs from Jeremis Smith (203-F-86, college: Georgia Tech).

Huracanes - Algodoneros 93-85
Omar Quintero (183-G-81, college: S.Nazarene) was the leading player in Huracanes with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Robert Hornsby (196-F/C-82, college: Troy) secured a nice help adding 22 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Lee Cook (208-C/F-80, college: Bowie St.) collected 22 pts and 15 rebs.

Soles - Abejas 85-81
Soles was better than Abejas mostly owing to Terrance Thomas (198-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Baylor), who came up with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) also had 20 pts in this victory. Abejas got 22 points and 7 rebs from David Patten (203-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Weber St.).


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


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  MONTENEGRO   


Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Mornar Bar 1-0 
 2. ABS Primorje 1-0 
 3. Jedinstvo 1-0 
 4. Ulcijn 1-0 
 5. Danilovgrad 0-0 
 6. Gorstak 0-0 
 7. Ljubovic 0-1 
 8. Lovcen 0-1 
 9. Mogren 0-1 
 10. Teodo Tivat 0-1 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Buducnost


MNE1B - 1 Round : Good start for S.Centar and Sutjeska - by Dragan Scepanovic
BC Novljanin H. Novi - Centar B.Polje 60:71 (11:16,1 4:19, 15:14, 20:22)
H.Novi - School SC Milan Vukovic. Spectators:100 Judges: Sanjevic (Podgorica), Krivokapic (Cetinje) and Boskovic (Podgorica).
NOVLJANIN : Dusan Sucevic (204-F-61) 16, P. Micunovic, Rajevic, Papovic 2, Deronja 6, S. Micunovic 6, Lazovic 13, Zambelic 7, Dzeletovic 2, Subasic, Lucic 8
CENTER: Sekularac 10, R. Radovic 12, Konatar 2, N. Radovic 2, Mulabegovic, Fisika 11, Vukovic 17, Korak 3, Joksimovic, Knezevic, Vujnovic, Femic 14
Debut at the basketball arena of Montenegro has failed to win his audience to grade the team from Bijelo Polje, who was ruthless in kicking tree points, 16 times hit behind the line of 6.75 m, and the host is not helped by a good game captain and coach Dusko Dusan Sucevic, who actively plays in the 51st age.

Buducnost Podgorica 2 - Bonus Niksic 80:81 (27:19, 19:25, 22:14, 12:23)
Podgorica : SC Moraca. Spectators: 50 Referees: Radulovic (Podgorica), Cirovic (Bar) and Gusmirovic (Bijelo Polje).
BUDUCNOST 2: Popovic 4, Martinovic 8, Sredanovic, Soc, Vukovic, Mugoa 37, Gavranic 10, Nikolic 21
BONUS: Kasalica 28, Perovic, Dragovic, Mijatovic 8, Djurkovic, Zarko Dragicevic (188-G-81) 10, Zarubica 7, Asanin 7, Pavic 21, Miljanic, Spasojevic

Student Center Podgorica - Kotor 80:62 (21:14, 26:23, 14:10, 19:15)
Podgorica: Gymnasium S.Skerovic. Spectators: 100 Judges: Pantovic (Niksic), Coraci (Podgorica) and Vujicic (Herceg Novi).
STUDENT CENTER: Nemanja Bulatovic 7, Lazovic, Markovic 2, Erakovic, Gojsina 12, Jovovic 4, Stojan Bulatovic, Nicaj 24, Fatic 13, Pjesivac 16, Boskovic 2
KOTOR: A. Crepulja 2, Mirkovic 3, Dzudovic 7, Laketa 1, Gojkovic, Bajrovic 7, Roganovic 3, Cvjetkovic, Batuta , Jeknic 33, Vasic 6, P. Crepulja.

Sutjeska Niksic - Cetinje 99:51 (30:14, 23:19, 24:14, 22:14)
Niksic .Hall Sports Centre. Spectators: 200 Judges: Filipovic (Niksic), Nikolic and Radinovic (Podgorica).
SUTJESKA: Ljeskovic 5, Djokovic, 16, Pavlovic 16, Kovac, Nikola Lalic (188-G-89) 9, Miranovic 9, Ademovic 20, Mrvaljevic 5, 6 Samardzic, Miljan Vukotic (203-F/C-77) 11, B. Lalic, Zeljko Jovanovic (200-G/F-83) 2
CETINJE: Pejanovic 8, Kusovac 4, Cicmil, Mirkovic, Pavlovic, Jablan, Vrbica 11, Perovic M., Banovic 8, S. Perovic 7, Borilovic, M. Latkovic 3, S. Latkovic 10

Zeta - Ibar 82:87 (23:21, 16:31, 14:15, 29:20)
Hall: PS Radojica Perovic. Spectators: 50 Judges: Vojinovic (Niksic), Scekic (Berane) and Fulurija (Herceg Novi).
ZETA: Maras 4, Lalic, Osmanagic 4, Gazivoda, Pizurica 13, Rajovic 22, Savkovic 17, Perovic 4, Ivanovic, Pelevic, Vujovic 6, Stanovic 12
IBAR: Micovic 9, D. Kalic, Kosuta 20, A. Kalic, Culjkovic 16, Nurkovic 12, Alen Rugovac, Grubovic 30, Sabovic, Anel Rugovac.



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  NBA   


Rashad McCants signs with Dallas Mavericks - by Eurobasket News
The Dallas Mavericks have signed former Minnesota Timberwolves lottery pick Rashad McCants (6'4''-G/F-84, college: N.Carolina) to a non-guaranteed contract for the rest of the preseason according to the Dallas Morning News' Eddie Sefko. McCants, a 6-foot-4 scorer, didn't play professional basketball last season due to a wealth of problems as chronicled by Tom Ziller here.

ESPN's Marc Stein goes a bit further, reporting that 'there is a far better chance McCants winds up playing for the Mavericks' D-League affiliate (Texas Legends) in nearby Frisco than with the parent club.'

This, of course, would be a huge coup for the Legends because they'll now be able to bring him in through the new NBA Development League allocation rules instead of having to use their first round draft pick on him when the D-League draft takes place on November 1, a draft McCants was apparently planning to be involved with before the Mavericks called according to Stein.

McCants, according to sources, was planning to submit his name for the D-League draft this month. By signing with Dallas this week, McCants removes himself from the D-League draft pool and must play for the expansion Legends -- co-owned by Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson -- if he wants to be a D-Leaguer this season and they want him.

I'm assuming right about now every D-League team is working hard to develop a better relationship with their NBA affiliates because, if not, they're going to keep falling further behind as the NBA teams take advantage of these loopholes.

Not-so-fun fact: McCants' basketball career has rapidly gone down hill since breaking up with Khloe Kardashian. I'm guessing the quality of his girlfriends has improved, however.

Courtesy of www.ridiculousupside.com


Warriors waive G Aaron Miles, Celtics sign rookie forward Tiny Gallon - by Eurobasket News
The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Aaron Miles (6'1''-G-83, college: Kansas), the team announced today. Miles appeared in six preseason games, averaging 3.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 14.0 minutes per contest. The Warriors roster now stands at 15 players.

The Boston Celtics are expected to sign rookie Tiny Gallon (6'9''-F-91, college: Oklahoma) to non-guaranteed deal, according to sources. Milwaukee cut Gallon two weeks ago. Sources say that Gallon will likely end up with Bostons NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, once the season begins.


Hawks release Evan Brock, Richard Delk and Ricardo Marsh - by Eurobasket News
The Atlanta Hawks have released Evan Brock (6'9''-F-84, college: Alabama), Richard Delk (6'4''-G-86, agency: Court Side) and Ricardo Marsh (6'7''-F-81, college: ODU) from the training camp roster, it was announced this afternoon by Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Sund. This transaction brings the current roster to 14 players.

Brock and Marsh each participated in four of Atlantas five preseason games, with Brock averaging 0.5 points and 2.8 rebounds and Marsh totaling 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds. In three contests, Delk scored 3.0 points and grabbed 1.3 boards.

Atlanta, 1-4 this preseason, hosts Miami Thursday night in a nationally-televised game on TNT at 8 p.m., and concludes exhibition action Friday at Charlotte (7 p.m.)

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Pistons waive Ike Diogu and Vernon Hamilton - by Eurobasket News
The Detroit Pistons today requested waivers on guard Vernon Hamilton (6'0''-G-84, college: Clemson) and forward Ike Diogu (6'8''-F/C-83, college: Arizona St.).

Hamilton appeared in five exhibition games, averaging 0.6 assists and 0.8 rebounds in 3.6 minutes. Diogu appeared in three games, averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game.

Courtesy of ww.freep.com


Nuggets waive Eric Boateng - by Eurobasket News
The Denver Nuggets waived C Eric Boateng (6'10''-C-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) on Wednesday, bringing their training-camp roster to 14 players.

Boateng, an undrafted free agent, averaged 1.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in five preseason games. He had two points, 10 rebounds and two assists against the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 17.

The Nuggets (4-2) conclude their preseason schedule with back-to-back road games Thursday at Portland and Friday at Phoenix.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Heat waive G Kenny Hasbrouck, F Shavlik Randolph, paring roster down to 16 - by Eurobasket News
Guard Kenny Hasbrouck (6'3''-G-86, college: Siena) and forward Shavlik Randolph (6'10''-F-83, college: Duke) have been waived by the Miami Heat, moves that pare the team's roster down to 16 players.

Hasbrouck appeared in five preseason games, averaging 4.6 points and 3.0 assists. Randolph averaged 2.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in three preseason contests. Both were with the Heat at times last season.

'On to the next stage of my life,' Hasbrouck wrote on his Facebook page.

The Heat roster needs to be down to 15 by Monday. Miami opens the regular season in Boston on Tuesday.

Courtesy of www.therepublic.com


Warriors close to be sold to Lacob - by Emiliano
Joe Lacob with his group is close to officially becoming the new owner of the Golden State Warriors, according to sources.

Lacob isn't expected to get the vote he desired during this week's meeting of the NBA's Board of Governors and he may not take over the team before the start of the regular season.

However, multiple sources claim that Lacob's financing is in place and that he'll own the Warriors no later than the first week of November.




Cleveland Cavaliers waive Danny Green - by Eurobasket News
The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived second-year guard Daniel Green (6'6''-F/G-87, college: N.Carolina).

A second-round draft pick in 2009 from North Carolina, Green averaged 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in four preseason games. Last season, he appeared in 20 games for Cleveland.

The Cavs announced the move shortly after their 111-95 victory over Philadelphia in Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

With Green gone, it appears undrafted rookie Manny Harris from Michigan has made Cleveland's season-opening roster.

Courtesy of http://msn.foxsports.com


Stoudemire, Knicks topple Nets 117-111 - by Eurobasket News
Amare Stoudemire (6'10''-F-82, agency: Rogue Sports) scored 39 points, tops among all players in the preseason, and the New York Knicks beat the New Jersey Nets 117-111 on Tuesday night.

Returning to play the fourth quarter after the Nets wiped away the Knicks' 16-point halftime lead, Stoudemire scored 10 in the final period, helping New York pull out its preseason home finale. He added 11 rebounds and made 16-of-19 free throws in 37 minutes.

Stoudemire surpassed LeBron James, who finished with 33 for Miami a night earlier, and came within a point of becoming the first player since Carmelo Anthony with 40 in an exhibition game. Anthony scored 45 on Oct. 11, 2009, for Denver against Indiana, according to STATS LLC.

Toney Douglas (6'1''-G-86, college: Florida St.) added 24 points and Raymond Felton (6'5''-G-84, college: N.Carolina) added 13 points and 11 assists for the Knicks.

Jordan Farmar (6'2''-G-86, college: UCLA) had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Nets, who had a much shorter road trip for this game, needing only to go across the Hudson River after playing their last two in China.

They nearly pulled it out, closing to one point in the final minute before Douglas made a 3-pointer for a 115-111 lead with 35.5 seconds left, then came up with a steal on the next possession and made two free throws.

Brook Lopez (7'0''-F/C-88, college: Stanford) added 19 points and eight rebounds.

The Nets returned home Sunday morning after a week-long trip to Russia and then China, where they played two exhibition games against the Houston Rockets. Coach Avery Johnson said practice Monday was cut short because the energy was low, and they didn't hold shootaround Tuesday so players could further catch up on rest.

``We're not going to use it as an excuse, but it's something that we're dealing with and I'm curious to see how they're going to play tonight,'' Johnson said before the game.

They had no problem early, outworking the Knicks on the boards and taking a 26-24 lead after one while outrebounding New York 18-8. But the Nets couldn't keep up when the Knicks started running late in the second.

New York led by four when Douglas re-entered with 4:54 remaining. He and Felton sparked a 21-9 run to end the half, often finding Stoudemire in transition, as the Knicks took a 65-49 lead at the break.

The Nets stormed right back, outscoring the Knicks 32-15 in the third to take an 81-80 lead to the final period.

Stoudemire came in averaging 22.8 points, second in preseason play to Anthony's 24.3. Mike D'Antoni said his All-Star forward probably wouldn't play Wednesday at Philadelphia in second game of back-to-back, unless he really wanted to play.

Notes: The Nets exercised their fourth-year option on Lopez's contract and the third-year option on guard Terrence Williams earlier Tuesday. Lopez will earn $3.0 million in 2011-12, while Williams will get $2.3 million. ... The Knicks aren't back at Madison Square Garden again until hosting Portland on Oct. 30 in their home opener.

Courtesy of www.csncalifornia.com


Jazz beat Lakers 82-74, stay perfect in preseason - by Eurobasket News
Al Jefferson (6'10''-F-85) scored 13 points in three quarters before leaving with an injured right hand, C.J. Miles (6'6''-G-87) added 14 points and the Utah Jazz stayed unbeaten in the preseason with an 82-74 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored seven points on 2-for-13 shooting, while Shannon Brown (6'3''-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan St.) and Matt Barnes scored 13 apiece for the Lakers, who finish the preseason with back-to-back games against Golden State before beginning their defense of their two NBA titles. Pau Gasol had 11 points while playing 31 minutes.

Utah is off to its best preseason start in franchise history at 7-0, but Jefferson winced in agony during the final seconds of the third quarter after apparently injuring his hand while driving to the hoop. The Jazz said he has a bruised knuckle, and Jefferson stayed on the Utah bench for the fourth quarter

The Jazz also beat the Lakers 99-94 at Staples Center on Sunday night. Bryant scored 19 points in the third quarter of that game, but went an unsightly 1 for 9 in the third quarter in Anaheim.

Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) had 10 points for the Jazz after sitting out their back-to-back games at Staples Center last weekend with a strained right calf. The star point guard also is expected to skip Utah's preseason finale against Sacramento on Friday.

Andrei Kirilenko (6'9''-F-81) scored 11 points for the Jazz.

The clubs played before a healthy crowd of Orange County fans in the Anaheim Ducks' home arena, which still aspires to have an NBA team as a full-time tenant in the future. Bryant also lives in Orange County, making a daily commute to Staples Center or the Lakers' training complex in El Segundo.

The Lakers' starting five went just 5 for 18 while playing most of the first quarter, including a 1-for-5 effort by Gasol and four misses by Derek Fisher. Los Angeles made just 12 of 40 shots in the first half, but trailed only 38-32 after Utah made 10 turnovers in the half.

Jefferson and Kirilenko scored seven points apiece in the third quarter for Utah. Bryant missed eight shots from every area of the court, also drawing a technical foul.

Steve Blake and Matt Barnes picked up first-half technical fouls for the Lakers.

Los Angeles pulled within 73-69 using a lineup led by Gasol and four reserves with 3 1/2 minutes to play, but Kyrylo Fesenko and Earl Watson came up with key baskets to maintain Utah's lead.

Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com


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  NORWAY   


Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Hop 2-0 
 2. Miners 2-0 
 3. OSI 2-0 
 4. NTNUI 2-1 
 5. Persbraaten 2-1 
 6. Sandefjord 1-1 
 7. Langhus 1-2 
 8. Varden 0-1 
 9. Centrum 0-3 
 10. Trondheim 0-3 


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Joe DEVANCE
  Alaska
  (201-C-82)
  Avg: 25
 1. Devance, Alaska25.0 
 2. David, Powerade T.23.0 
 3. Buenafe, Air2121.0 
 4. Baguio, Alaska20.0 
 5. Santos, San Miguel20.0 
 6. Fonacier, Talk N.20.0 
 7. Cardona, Meral.19.5 
 8. Miller, Ginebra19.0 
 9. Juntilla, Barako19.0 
 10. Espino, Powerade.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joachim THOSS
  Alaska
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 16
 1. Thoss, Alaska16.0 
 2. Antonio, Powerade.14.0 
 3. Washington, San M.14.0 
 4. Peek, Talk N Text14.0 
 5. Maierhofer, Derby A.13.5 
 6. Thiele, Barako13.0 
 7. Devance, Alaska12.0 
 8. Santos, San Miguel11.0 
 9. Salvador, Derby A.11.0 
 10. Espinas, Meral.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Solomon MERCADO
  Rain or Shine
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Mercado, Rain o.9.0 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text7.0 
 3. Cabagnot, San M.7.0 
 4. Ross, Meralco B.6.5 
 5. Thoss, Alaska6.0 
 6. Macapagal, Powerade.6.0 
 7. Castro, Talk N Text5.0 
 8. Fonacier, Talk N.4.0 
 9. Cruz, Barako4.0 
 10. Juntilla, Barako4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Larry FONACIER
  Talk N Text
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Fonacier, Talk N.5.0 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.3.0 
 3. David, Powerade T.2.0 
 4. Cruz, Barako2.0 
 5. Macapagal, Powerade.2.0 
 6. Baguio, Alaska2.0 
 7. Chan, Rain or Shine2.0 
 8. Tenorio, Alaska2.0 
 9. Alapag, Talk N Text2.0 
 10. Custodio, Alaska2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  San Miguel
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Santos, San Miguel3.0 
 2. Maierhofer, Derby A.2.5 
 3. Al-Hussaini, Air212.0 
 4. Norwood, Rain o.2.0 
 5. Dillinger, Talk N.2.0 
 6. Baclao, Air212.0 
 7. Omolon, Meralco B.1.5 
 8. Yap, Derby Ace L.1.5 
 9. Devance, Alaska1.0 
 10. Hontiveros, San M.1.0 


Hungary's team kormend wins over Marso Vagep Ex PBA Import Bell key win factor - by Sheryl Reyes
Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) PBA favorite import was the key ingredient of kormend's team victory he had double-double 24 points and 11 rebounds.the final score for Marso-Vagep - MJUS-Fortress Kormend was 91-98 it was a road victory for MJUS-Fortress Kormend against Marso-Vagep keeping the perfect score after two games in Hungarian top division. Rashad Bell is known to be a very hardworking and unselfish player, he makes his team mates look good and always make sure he does wht is ask from him. More games to come but for sure he will show more and be a big ingredient for his team's upcomming wins

Mercado led Rain or Shine to a 95-93 victory over Talk N Text Phone Pals - by Sheryl Reyes
With Solomon Mercado (183-G-84, college: Biola (CA)) hitting a crucial shot over defending guard Jason Castro with 1.5 seconds remaining that seriously lifted the confidence of the Rain or Shine to a 95-93 victory over Talk ''N Text, Although Solomon Solomon Mercado struggled on 6 of 13 shooting he was still able to lead his team with 18 points.The Rain or Shine posted the games biggest lead at 61-50 on a three-point play by Solomon Mercado to cap their teams 10-5 run to start the third.Rain or Shine was still up 92-85 but a couple of turnovers and poor shot selection allowed Talk N Text Tropang Texters eight of the next nine points to tie the count.



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  POLAND   


Khimky beats Asseco Prokom 82-76 - by Eurobasket News
Khimky - Asseco Prokom 82-76

Khimky opened the Euroleague regular season with 82-76 home win against the Polish powerhouse Asseco Prokom. If we include the Qualifying Round Games, Khimky would have perfect 7-0 this season. Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas) stepped up for the Russian squad with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Vitaly Fridzon (195-G-85) and Zoran Planinic (199-G-82) helped with 13 and 12 points respectively. The Croatian guard was unmistakable making all of his shots in 26 minutes. In the loosing squad, J.R. Giddens (196-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) shined with double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Ewing (191-G-83, college: Duke) netted 18 pts and Ratko Varda (216-C/F-79) added one point less.
Khimky opened the game better as they made quick 9-2 lead. Few minutes later it was 12-5 for the home side, who didnt stop and grabbed the first double-digit lead (16-6) in the finish of Q1. However, Prokom players finally woke up and closed this frame with 2-8. Khimky was ahead during the entire Q2 and they reached plus 9. Prokom once again shined in the finish closing the gap to 37-35 at the HT. After the breather, the hosts tool control on their rivals once again and jumped to 52-45. After triple by Vitaly Fridzon, Khimky was up by ten and Prokom was in trouble. At the beginning of the last quarter the hosts reached plus 11, but visitors didnt give up. They came to 79-76 with one minute remaining, but Keith Langford made two FTs after that for plus five. After a timeout, Ewing's dunk try ricocheted out, Langford's next foul shot made it 82-76 with 24 seconds left, after which no one scored, sending the Khimki fans home happy.
In the next round, Khimky will meet Partizan on the road. Prokom will host Caja Laboral.

Khimky: Keith Langford 17+6 boards, Vitaly Fridzon 13, Zoran Planinic 12
Asseco Prokom: J.R. Giddens 20+10 boards, Daniel Ewing 18, Ratko Varda 17


AZS Koszalin returns George Reese, inks Miroslaw Lopatka for try-out - by Eurobasket News
More changes at AZS Koszalin. After the team hired new Head Coach Mariusz Karol , they decided to bring back George Reese (201-F-77, college: Ohio St.) who spent last three years with Koszalin. Also, the team landed Miroslaw Lopatka (213-C/F-77, agency: Promotex) for try-out until the end of November.
George Reese helped AZS Koszalin to win the Polish Cup this year. He also shined in PLK averaging 14.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists for 29 games. Eurobasket awarded him with All-Polish League Honorable Mention -10. In his second season with the club Reese also was great registering 15.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 2.1 apg for 30 games. Reese joined Koszalin in November of 2007 from Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt.
Miroslaw Lopatka joined Koszalin and will stay there at least month and a half. If he meets expectations, his contract will be extended until the end of the season. Lopatka played for Asecco Prokom 2 Gdynia last season. He appeared 12 times in 1Liga averaging 17.6 points and 9.6 rebounds. In the past he played for Pezinok, APOEL Nicosia, Szolnok, Kecskemeti and Turow. With Turow on season 2003/04 he shined with 19.9 ppg and 9.8 rpg in Polish 1Liga. After that he had pretty close digits in EBL. Lopatka also played for Belgian Antwerp in the past.


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 29
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica29.0 
 2. Brown, Assec.Pr.20.0 
 3. Miller, PBG Basket20.0 
 4. Hinson, Polonia Azbud19.5 
 5. Ewing, Assec.Pr.19.0 
 6. Jovanovic, Anwil17.5 
 7. Burgess, Zastal ZG17.5 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot16.5 
 9. Pluta, Anwil15.5 
 10. Leonczyk, Energa C.15.0 
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. Varda, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 9. Harris, SKK K.7.0 
 10. Witka, Assec.Pr.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Energa Czarni
  (177-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Blassingame, Energa C.7.0 
 2. Brown, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 3. Vaughn, Polpharma6.5 
 4. Thomas, PGE Turow6.0 
 5. Pringle, Siarka T.5.5 
 6. Nowakowski, Poloni.4.5 
 7. Scott, SKK Kotwica4.0 
 8. Beal, Trefl Sopot4.0 
 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. Hodge, Zastal ZG3.0 
 4. Kinloch, AZS K.2.5 
 5. Thomas, PGE Turow2.5 
 6. Bialek, Energa Czarni2.5 
 7. Wichniarz, Poloni.2.5 
 8. Chanas, Polpharma2.5 
 9. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 10. Eldridge, Assec.Pr.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony EASLEY
  Polonia Azbud
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Easley, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 2. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.2.5 
 3. Bialek, Energa Czarni2.0 
 4. Hicks, Anwil2.0 
 5. Palmer, Polonia Azbud1.5 
 6. Truscott, Siarka T.1.5 
 7. Goffney, Siarka T.1.5 
 8. Harris, SKK K.1.5 
 9. Ceranic, Trefl S.1.0 
 10. Przybyszewsk., Assec..1.0 


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  ROMANIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 LeRoy DAWSON
  Politehnica Iasi
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 28
 1. Dawson, Polite.28.0 
 2. Seals, Otopeni25.5 
 3. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.22.0 
 4. Darby, Rovinari22.0 
 5. Wohlleb, Craiova20.0 
 6. Nicoara, Gaz Metan18.7 
 7. Eichelberger, Pitesti18.3 
 8. Schachtner, Oradea18.0 
 9. Topcov, Oradea18.0 
 10. Covington, Timisoara17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Titus NICOARA
  Gaz Metan
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Nicoara, Gaz Metan13.3 
 2. Simms, Craiova11.3 
 3. Paltinisanu, Timis.11.0 
 4. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.10.0 
 5. Forte, Mures10.0 
 6. Waterstradt, CSM B.9.8 
 7. Coleman, Miercure.9.8 
 8. Craciun, CSU Sibiu9.0 
 9. Burlacu, Ploiesti8.5 
 10. Tomic, CSM Bucur.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Cooley, Mures8.0 
 2. Blidaru, Ploiesti8.0 
 3. Stojakovic, Craiova6.3 
 4. Dzambic, CSM B.6.0 
 5. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.3 
 6. Medvedj, Otopeni4.3 
 7. Hurjui, Polite.4.0 
 8. Howell, Gaz Metan4.0 
 9. Gennie, Pitesti3.7 
 10. Calota, CSU Sibiu3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Titus NICOARA
  Gaz Metan
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Nicoara, Gaz Metan4.0 
 2. Paliciuc, Brasov3.7 
 3. Stojakovic, Craiova3.3 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan3.3 
 5. Gennie, Pitesti3.3 
 6. Westrol, Ploiesti3.3 
 7. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN3.0 
 8. Dawson, Polite.3.0 
 9. Mandic, Oradea3.0 
 10. Velickovic, Gaz Metan3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Harrison, CSU Sibiu3.5 
 2. Mladenovic, Mures1.8 
 3. Capusan, Rovinari1.7 
 4. Simms, Craiova1.7 
 5. Carutasu, Steaua T.1.3 
 6. Nicolae, Polite.1.0 
 7. Lucic, Steaua T.1.0 
 8. Vajda, Miercure.1.0 
 9. Anghel, Polite.1.0 
 10. Eichelberger, Pitesti1.0 


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  RUSSIA   


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


PBL Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Spartak SP - Enisey 94-87
Spartak SP outscored Enisey 94:87 in the only game on October 17th. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 22 points, while Thompson Dijon and Domercant Henry delivered 15 points each. Labovic Dragan responded with 20 points in the losing effort.

Krasnie Krilya - Enisey 85-77
More than 1000 fans saw the win of the local Krasnie Krilya over Enisey 85:77 at the last game of the Regular Season Round 2. Ernest Bremer (196-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) top-scored for the winners with 26 points, while Kuzyakin Artem followed him with 16. Baxter Lonny responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the losing case.

Lokomotiv K. - Unics 76-78
Lokomotiv Kuban lost to Unics 76:78 as the latter got 28 points from Popovic Marko. The Croatian star made 4 three-pointers and added also 5 assists. Maciej Lampe (210-C-85) followed him with 21 points and 12 rebounds, whilst Rizvic Hasan and Veremeenko Vladimir netted 9 apiece. Massey Jeremiah produced 18 points in the losing effort.

Triumph - Dynamo M. 64-65
Dynamo Moscow opened Regular Season Round 2 with a 65:64 win over Triumph. Dmitry Khvostov (191-G-89) paced all the winners with 15 points, Zhukanenko Alexey had 14 points and 10 boards, while Zavoruev Vasili netted 13. Vyaltsev Egor ended up with 18 points for the home side.




Khimky beats Asseco Prokom 82-76 - by Eurobasket News
Khimky - Asseco Prokom 82-76

Khimky opened the Euroleague regular season with 82-76 home win against the Polish powerhouse Asseco Prokom. If we include the Qualifying Round Games, Khimky would have perfect 7-0 this season. Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas) stepped up for the Russian squad with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Vitaly Fridzon (195-G-85) and Zoran Planinic (199-G-82) helped with 13 and 12 points respectively. The Croatian guard was unmistakable making all of his shots in 26 minutes. In the loosing squad, J.R. Giddens (196-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) shined with double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Ewing (191-G-83, college: Duke) netted 18 pts and Ratko Varda (216-C/F-79) added one point less.
Khimky opened the game better as they made quick 9-2 lead. Few minutes later it was 12-5 for the home side, who didnt stop and grabbed the first double-digit lead (16-6) in the finish of Q1. However, Prokom players finally woke up and closed this frame with 2-8. Khimky was ahead during the entire Q2 and they reached plus 9. Prokom once again shined in the finish closing the gap to 37-35 at the HT. After the breather, the hosts tool control on their rivals once again and jumped to 52-45. After triple by Vitaly Fridzon, Khimky was up by ten and Prokom was in trouble. At the beginning of the last quarter the hosts reached plus 11, but visitors didnt give up. They came to 79-76 with one minute remaining, but Keith Langford made two FTs after that for plus five. After a timeout, Ewing's dunk try ricocheted out, Langford's next foul shot made it 82-76 with 24 seconds left, after which no one scored, sending the Khimki fans home happy.
In the next round, Khimky will meet Partizan on the road. Prokom will host Caja Laboral.

Khimky: Keith Langford 17+6 boards, Vitaly Fridzon 13, Zoran Planinic 12
Asseco Prokom: J.R. Giddens 20+10 boards, Daniel Ewing 18, Ratko Varda 17


Standings - Superleague B
Superleague Standings
 1. Saransk 4-1 
 2. Revda 3-1 
 3. Severstal 3-1 
 4. Spartak-P. 3-1 
 5. Irkutsk 3-2 
 6. Ural Ekater. 3-2 
 7. Univ.Surgut 3-3 
 8. Magnitogorsk 2-3 
 9. Rjazan 1-4 
 10. Zaretchny 1-4 
 11. Lok.Novos. 1-5 


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Dmitry SOKOLOV
  CSKA
  (212-C-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Sokolov, CSKA20.0 
 2. Popovic, Unics19.5 
 3. Antic, Spartak SP19.5 
 4. Lampe, Unics19.0 
 5. Bremer, Krasnie .18.0 
 6. Vyaltsev, Triumph17.0 
 7. Lyday, Unics16.5 
 8. Labovic, Enisey15.7 
 9. Toporov, Lokomoti.15.5 
 10. Kuzyakin, Krasni.15.0 
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. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.7.5 
 9. Zhukanenko, Dynamo M.7.5 
 10. Sokolov, CSKA7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Matjaz SMODIS
  CSKA
  (205-F-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Smodis, CSKA8.0 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .6.5 
 3. Planinic, Khimky5.0 
 4. Shved, CSKA5.0 
 5. Ponkrashov, Spart.5.0 
 6. Popovic, Unics4.5 
 7. Williams, Enisey4.3 
 8. Jeretin, Lokomoti.4.0 
 9. Aleksic, N.Novgorod4.0 
 10. Khvostov, Dynamo M.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Michael WILKINSON
  Lokomotiv K.
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.3.0 
 2. Gordon, CSKA3.0 
 3. Jeretin, Lokomoti.2.5 
 4. Massey, Lokomoti.2.0 
 5. Thompson, Spart.2.0 
 6. Paunic, N.Novgorod2.0 
 7. Likhodey, Triumph2.0 
 8. Nesterov, Krasni.2.0 
 9. Khvostov, Dynamo M.2.0 
 10. Green, Krasnie Krilya2.0 
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. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.1.5 
 6. Likhodey, Triumph1.5 
 7. Marjanovic, CSKA1.0 
 8. Planinic, Khimky1.0 
 9. Langford, Khimky1.0 
 10. Plisnic, N.Novgorod1.0 


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  SINGAPORE   


Avenido-Vergara-Jeffers-Skinner on fire for the SLINGERS - by Sheryl Reyes
Singapore Slingers beat the Westsports KL Dragons 74-61 in the ASEAN Basketball League last sunday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.Avenido Leonidez (186-G) was on total fire he had five three-pointers and eight rebounds in the game Vergara, Jeffers,Skinner were all on fire .Jeffers Kyle (206-C-85, college: Oregon St.) (206-C-85, college: Oregon St.) had 18 points and 12 rebounds.,Vergara Al (173-G-79) scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds and Skinner Marcus (201-F-86, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in with 15 points and nine rebounds. and was the best player of the game. If the asean and american imports continue to be consistent Slingers will definitley be a hard team to beat.

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Extraliga Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Handlova - Levice 68-66
Handlova escaped with a narrow home win over Levice. Ivan Barisic (201-C/F-84) and Nenad Delic (210-F/C-84) scored 17 points each to lead the winners. Martin Binovsky (185-G-87) added 12 points for the home team. Tadej Kostomaj (186-G-87) responded with 14 points, 7 assists and 6 boards for Levice.

B.Bystrica - Inter Bratislava 83-57
Banska Bystrica cruised past Inter Bratislava at home court. Vladimir Hovanak (193-G/F-82) stepped up with 22 points to lead the hosts to the second win in the season. Maros Rendla (195-G/F-88) added 18 points and 12 rebounds for Banska Bystrica. Richard Kucsa (189-G-85) answered with 15 points for Inter Bratislava.

Pezinok - Svit 108-93
Jessie Sapp (191-G, college: Georgetown) unloaded 35 points to lead Pezinok to a comfortable home win over Svit. Andrej Lukjanec (203-F/C-69) contributed 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winning team. Adam McCoy (193-G-86, college: N.Texas) answered with 33 points for Svit as they slipped at 5-2 record.




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


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Adam MCCOY
  Svit
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 29.4
 1. McCoy, Svit29.4 
 2. Carter, Vahostav.25.4 
 3. Burrows, Komarno24.2 
 4. Sapp, Pezinok22.7 
 5. Montgomery, Nitra20.0 
 6. Moore, Nitra19.8 
 7. Johnson, Nova Ves19.6 
 8. Wheeler, Inter B.19.0 
 9. Velcic, B.Bystrica18.0 
 10. Lukjanec, Pezinok17.7 
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. Johnson, Nova Ves9.3 
 5. Wolfinger, Levice8.9 
 6. Velcic, B.Bystrica8.9 
 7. Gavran, Inter B.8.5 
 8. Burrows, Komarno8.2 
 9. Jackson, Komarno8.2 
 10. Micuda, Pezinok8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Moore, Nitra7.8 
 2. Jefferson, Nova Ves6.4 
 3. Jones, Komarno6.0 
 4. Milosevic, Pezinok5.8 
 5. Kostomaj, Levice4.9 
 6. Zavodny, Vahost.4.5 
 7. Wheeler, Inter B.4.2 
 8. Micka, Svit4.1 
 9. Erwin, Nitra4.0 
 10. Sapp, Pezinok3.8 
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. Jones, Komarno2.8 
 5. Seman, Levice2.7 
 6. McCoy, Svit2.4 
 7. Wheeler, Inter B.2.3 
 8. Gavlak, Handlova2.2 
 9. Sapp, Pezinok2.2 
 10. Kostomaj, Levice2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 C.J. JACKSON
  Komarno
  (206-F-)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Jackson, Komarno1.4 
 2. Hill, Levice1.2 
 3. Williams, Prievidza1.0 
 4. Polakovic, Svit1.0 
 5. Binovsky, Handlova1.0 
 6. Hoferica, Vahost.0.9 
 7. Moore, Nitra0.8 
 8. Hasan, Nitra0.8 
 9. Ridzon, Prievidza0.8 
 10. Avalic, Handlova0.8 


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Union Olimpija grabs 95-90 win against Efes Pilsen after two overtimes - by Eurobasket News
Union Olimpija - Efes Pilsen 95-90 OT2

Very exciting game was played at the Stozice Arena (Ljubljana) this evening, where Union Olimpija managed to beat Efes Pilsen 95-90 after two overtimes. The Slovenian squad had five players with double-digits in scoring tonight. Kevinn Pinkney (207-F-83, college: Nevada) was the leading one with 23 points and he pulled down 6 rebounds beside that. Goran Jagodnik (203-F-74, agency: Beo Basket) also was great adding 21 pts, while Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78, college: Kansas) (6 rebs) and Vlado Ilievski (190-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency) netted 16 pts each. In Efes Pilsen, Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) top-scored with 23 points. Kerem Tunceri (190-G-79) and Kerem Gonlum (208-C/F-77) (9 rebs) scored 15 and 12 points respectively.
Union Olimpija started the game much better making 16-8 lead in the first five minutes. They closed the first quarter later with 22-16. Efes Pilsen improved after that and managed to cut the margin to 30-29 until the halftime. Visitors grabbed the first lead at the beginning of Q3, but the hosts immediately answered with 4-1 mini run. Igor Rakocevic shined for the guests and together with Nachbar paced his squad to 38-44 lead at the halfway of Q3. They jumped to plus 8 after that, but the hosts consolidated and closed the gap to 53-55 before the last quarter. The hosts made 61-60 turn and Efes Pilsen took back 61-64. Efes Pilsen entered to last 12.1 seconds of regular time with plus 3, 68-71. Goran Jagodnik split free throws but Kevinn Pinkney grabbed the offensive rebound and drew a foul with 8.1 ticks to go. He made both free throws to tie it at 71-71. Efes had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation but Rakocevic missed an off-balance shot. In first overtime, Efes Pilsen made plus five and it seemed that question about the winner is resolved as there was less than two minutes to go. However, Vlado Ilievski than stepped up for the hosts and together with Kenny Gregory helped Olimpija to tie the score to 79-79 with 28.7 ticks left. Pinkney had a block but could not score in the other end at the buzzer, as time had already expired when Jagodnik scored around the basket. In the second overtime, it was Olimpija who grabbed the lead and they entered to last 20 seconds with 93-90. Wisniewski missed from behind the arc and Goran Jagodnik sealed the win from the foul line, allowing thousands of Olimpija fans to celebrate a great win.
In the next round, Union Olimpija will meet AJ Milano on the road. Efes Pilsen will host Valencia.

Union Olimpija: Kevinn Pinkney 23+6 boards, Goran Jagodnik 21, Kenny Gregory 16+6 boards, Vlado Ilievski 16
Efes Pilsen: Igor Rakocevic 23, Kerem Tunceri 15, Kerem Gonlum 12+9 boards


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


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


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Jason DETRICK
  Melilla
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Detrick, Melilla21.5 
 2. Guillen, La Laguna20.5 
 3. Navarro, Girona20.0 
 4. Quezada, Leon18.8 
 5. Junyent, Obradoiro17.5 
 6. Mokongo, Ourense16.3 
 7. Sanchez, Caceres16.0 
 8. Rocchia, Leon15.7 
 9. Clark, Palencia15.5 
 10. Lima, Clin.Rincon15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Augusto Cesar LIMA
  Unicaja
  (206-C-91)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Lima, Clin.Rincon10.8 
 2. Clark, Palencia10.5 
 3. Junyent, Obradoiro10.0 
 4. Guillen, La Laguna9.0 
 5. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.0 
 6. Wachsmann, Alcazar8.5 
 7. Faverani, CB Mu.8.3 
 8. Kale, Ourense8.3 
 9. Humphrey, Caceres8.0 
 10. Chagoyen, La Laguna7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Juan AGUILAR
  CB Tarragona
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Aguilar, CB Tarra.7.0 
 2. Jimenez, Melilla5.0 
 3. Sabat, La Laguna4.3 
 4. Rodriguez, Obrad.4.0 
 5. Bernabe, Leon3.8 
 6. Vallmajo, Breogan3.8 
 7. Mokongo, Ourense3.5 
 8. Garrido, Palencia3.3 
 9. Quezada, Leon3.3 
 10. Cobos, Clin.Rincon3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Pedro RIVERO
  CB Murcia
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Rivero, CB Murcia2.3 
 2. Jasen, CB Murcia2.3 
 3. Herrero, Huesca2.3 
 4. Guzman, Lleida2.3 
 5. Rost, Girona2.3 
 6. Rost, Girona2.3 
 7. Palacios, La Palma2.3 
 8. Krabbenhoft, Lleida2.0 
 9. Bernabe, Leon2.0 
 10. Kale, Ourense2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michel DIOUF
  CB Tarragona
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Diouf, CB Tarragona2.0 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.8 
 3. Antelo, Caceres1.8 
 4. Fontet, Leon1.8 
 5. Montanana, Melilla1.5 
 6. Joseph, Navarra1.0 
 7. Downs, Burgos1.0 
 8. Olmos, Palencia1.0 
 9. McCoy, Caceres1.0 
 10. Arteaga, Breogan1.0 


Real Madrid lands Josh Fisher - by Eurobasket News
Real Madrid strengthened their backcourt. They inked a short-term deal with Josh Fisher (189-G-80, agency: SportsTalent, college: St.Louis). The 29-year-old guard is meant to replace injured Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77). Josh Fisher spent the previous season in Gran Canaria. He averaged 4.0 points, 1.6 assists, 1.3 boards and 1.3 steals per EuroCup game. In ACB his stats read 4.4 points, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per appearance. Josh Fisher used to play in Madrid back in 2006.


LEB Gold Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
La Laguna - Lleida 90-70
La Laguna demonstrated great performance against Lleida and blasted them with huge 90-70. Ricardo Guillen (205-F/C-76) was the leading player in victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Visitors got 17 points from Corey Brewer (188-G-75, college: Oklahoma).

Breogan - La Palma 66-77
La Palma cruised past Breogan on the road to improve its record in LEB Gold. Daniel Rodriguez (180-G-84) top-scored for the inners with 17 points, while Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-F-85, agency: N.E.T., college: Illinois St.) added 16 points and 9 boards. For the home side, James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac) collected 15 points and 5 rebs.

Ourense - CB Tarragona 93-85
Ourense had five players with double-digits in scoring against Tarragona. Ehambre Moses Randall (198-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: ORU) was the leading one with 23 points. He made 5 of 10 attempts from behind the arc. Tarragona got 19 points from Ross Schraeder (196-G-83, college: Cal-Irvine).

Huesca - Melilla 68-70
Melilla grabbed this one mostly owing to Robert Glenn (201-F, agency: BrezoPro, college: IUPUI), who drained 26 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Jason Detrick (198-G-80, agency: BrezoPro, college: Oklahoma) netted 14 pts in this win. For the hosts, Stevie Johnson (198-F-78, college: Iowa St.) collected 18 points and 9 rebs.

Caceres - Obradoiro 54-74
Another win for Obaridoro this season, who kept the perfect scorer after four rounds. Oriol Junyent (207-C-76) shined for the guests with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Jelani McCoy (208-C-77, college: UCLA) collected 12 points and 5 rebs in defeat.

Navarra - Girona 78-66
Navarra handed 78-66 loss to Girona getting 18 points from Inaki Narros (194-G-81). Inaki Sanz (190-G-84) also was good as he added 16 points and 5 rebs. In Girona, David Navarro (192-G/F-83) delivered 22 points.

Alcazar - Burgos 81-79
Alcazar had couple of players in a game mood today. Alvaro Frutos (188-G-87) was the leading one with 18 points. He reached valuation 23 and was the MVP in his team. Alberto Miguel (188-G-77) netted 20 points in defeat.

Palencia - Leon 87-88 OT
It was a very exciting game. Leon managed to grab 87-88 road win against Palencia and they needed an OT in order to do this. Emmanuel Quezada (188-G-85, college: USF) (7 rebs) and Jorge Garcia (203-C-77) (5 rebs) shined for the winners with 26 and 25 points respectively. The hosts got 19 points from Carles Bravo (192-F/G-79).

Clin.Rincon - CB Murcia 61-64
Another win for the guests in this round. This time it was Murcia who was better than Clinicas Rincon 61-64. Francesc Puyada (182-G-81) came up with 16 points and was the only one with more than 10 in this victory. Nedzad Sinanovic (221-C-83) had 13 pts and 6 rebs in defeat.


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Basketligan: Round 3 review - by Eurobasket News
Norrkoping - Boras 81-70
The Norrkoping Dolphins outplayed Boras keeping the perfect score after three rounds in Swedish top division. Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79, college: N.Arizona) was totally the best player in victory as he collected 22 points and 10 rebounds (valuation 32). Boras (1-3) got 22 points, 7 rebs and 6 assists from Kellen McCoy (168-G-87, college: Weber St.).

Sodertalje - Jamtland 78-76
Sodertalje Kings escaped with 78-76 home win against the KFUM Jamtland Basket, who kept the perfect record after three games (3-0) in Swedish top division. Johnell Smith (186-G-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: New Orleans) and Dino Pita (192-G-88) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Adnan Chuk (193-G-81, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 4 assists. Drazen Klaric (205-F-80, agency: Court Side) shined in defeat with 23 points and 5 rebounds. *by Johan Anderson

08 - Eco Orebro 89-77
08 Stockholm was better than Eco Orebro registering first victory of the season. Joakim Blom (211-C-76, agency: Court Side) come up with 23 points and 3 rebounds. In Eco Orebro (0-3), Jesper Andersson (202-F-86) collected 15 pts and 2 rebs. *by Johan Anderson

Uppsala - Solna 90-69
Uppsala blasted Solna to register first victory of the season. Tim Whitworth (198-G/F-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Drexel) was a key player for the hosts with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Logi Gunnarsson (190-G-81) also scored 21 points in this game, but for the loosing squad.

Sundsvall - Uppsala 78-65
The Sundsvall Dragons closed Round 3 with nice 78-65 home win against Uppsala. Liam Rush (202-F/G-82) demonstrated nice performance for the hosts. He scored 25 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to reach valuation 25 (MVP). In defeat, Tim Whitworth delivered 15 points.

LF Basket - Boras 91-73
LF Basket managed to beat Boras in the opening game of Round 3. Tyrone Levett (195-G/F-80, college: Alabama St.) (5 rebs) and Johan Akesson (210-C-84, agency: Warren Sports International) shined for the hosts with 20 points each. In the loosing squad, Christopher Ryan (196-G-90) collected 18 points and 5 boards.


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Smith, Sodertalje25.3 
 2. Gunnarsson, Solna21.5 
 3. Rush, Sundsvall21.0 
 4. Levett, LF Basket21.0 
 5. Kjellbom, Norrkoping19.7 
 6. Pita, Sodertalje19.0 
 7. Blom, 0818.7 
 8. Ryan, Boras17.5 
 9. Lindqvist, Norrkoping17.3 
 10. McCoy, Boras17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sundsvall
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.15.7 
 2. Kosmalski, Solna12.0 
 3. Jonzen, Uppsala8.7 
 4. Kohlmaier, Uppsala8.3 
 5. Palm, Boras8.3 
 6. Kjellbom, Norrkoping8.0 
 7. Galick, Sodertalje8.0 
 8. Rosendahl, LF Ba.8.0 
 9. Odada, 087.7 
 10. Rush, Sundsvall7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket7.0 
 2. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.3 
 3. Frier, Uppsala6.0 
 4. Ilunga, Solna5.5 
 5. Smith, Sodertalje5.3 
 6. Chuk, Sodertalje5.0 
 7. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.3.7 
 8. Wesby, Sundsvall3.5 
 9. Callier, Jamtland3.3 
 10. Beck, 083.3 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Smith, Sodertalje5.7 
 2. Hellgren, Jamtland3.0 
 3. Callier, Jamtland3.0 
 4. Rush, Sundsvall2.7 
 5. Frier, Uppsala2.7 
 6. Ryan, Boras2.5 
 7. Mbemba, LF Basket2.3 
 8. Saks, Norrkoping2.0 
 9. Chuk, Sodertalje2.0 
 10. Jonsson, Uppsala2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Palm, Boras2.3 
 2. Ayuba, Norrkoping2.3 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 4. Saks, Norrkoping1.7 
 5. Rosendahl, LF Ba.1.7 
 6. Salaam, Jamtland1.0 
 7. Levett, LF Basket1.0 
 8. Walker, Solna1.0 
 9. Frier, Uppsala0.7 
 10. Baeringsson, Sunds.0.7 


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


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  TURKEY   


Standings - TB2L
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Adanaspor 1-0 
 2. Genc Banvit 1-0 
 3. Istanbul B.B. 1-0 
 4. Orman Genc 1-0 
 5. Usak 1-0 
 6. Vestel 1-0 
 7. Darussafaka 0-1 
 8. Final Genclik 0-1 
 9. FMV Isikspor 0-1 
 10. Genc Telekom 0-1 
 11. Izmir B.B. 0-1 
 12. Pertevniyal 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. Chatman, Besiktas28.0 
 3. Francis, Bornova25.0 
 4. Lavrinovic, Fener.Ul.24.0 
 5. Eldridge, Karsiyaka23.0 
 6. Smith, Bornova22.0 
 7. Rocheste, Galatasa.21.0 
 8. Yucel, Mersin21.0 
 9. Christmas, Mersin20.0 
 10. Davis, Banvit20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Erdemir
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12
 1. Thomas, Erdemir12.0 
 2. Aldemir, Karsiyaka12.0 
 3. Smith, Bornova11.0 
 4. Samardjiski, Olin E.11.0 
 5. Yucel, Mersin10.0 
 6. Waller, Oyak Renault10.0 
 7. Jamison, Trabzons.9.0 
 8. Hunter, Aliaga9.0 
 9. Kaya, Aliaga8.0 
 10. Golubovic, Banvit8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Tofas
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. Rowe, Tofas8.0 
 2. Holston, Karsiyaka7.0 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas6.0 
 4. Smith, Bornova5.0 
 5. Pars, Mersin5.0 
 6. Gibson, Oyak R.5.0 
 7. Tunceri, Efes Pilsen5.0 
 8. Senturk, Bornova4.0 
 9. Cankaya, T.Telekom4.0 
 10. Obasohan, Trabzons.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Umit SONKOL
  Bornova
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sonkol, Bornova5.0 
 2. Snow, Trabzonspor3.0 
 3. Christopher, Antal.3.0 
 4. Rancik, Galatasaray3.0 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka3.0 
 6. Waller, Oyak Renault3.0 
 7. Koc, Tofas3.0 
 8. Christmas, Mersin3.0 
 9. Eldridge, Karsiyaka3.0 
 10. Wisniewski, Efes P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Predrag SAMARDJISKI
  Olin Edirne
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Samardjiski, Olin E.4.0 
 2. Gaffney, T.Telekom2.0 
 3. Hersek, Antalya2.0 
 4. Ruzic, Tofas2.0 
 5. Francis, Bornova2.0 
 6. Aldemir, Karsiyaka2.0 
 7. Besok, Aliaga1.0 
 8. Garcia, Oyak R.1.0 
 9. Thomas, Erdemir1.0 
 10. Eldridge, Karsiyaka1.0 


Union Olimpija grabs 95-90 win against Efes Pilsen after two overtimes - by Eurobasket News
Union Olimpija - Efes Pilsen 95-90 OT2

Very exciting game was played at the Stozice Arena (Ljubljana) this evening, where Union Olimpija managed to beat Efes Pilsen 95-90 after two overtimes. The Slovenian squad had five players with double-digits in scoring tonight. Kevinn Pinkney (207-F-83, college: Nevada) was the leading one with 23 points and he pulled down 6 rebounds beside that. Goran Jagodnik (203-F-74, agency: Beo Basket) also was great adding 21 pts, while Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78, college: Kansas) (6 rebs) and Vlado Ilievski (190-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency) netted 16 pts each. In Efes Pilsen, Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) top-scored with 23 points. Kerem Tunceri (190-G-79) and Kerem Gonlum (208-C/F-77) (9 rebs) scored 15 and 12 points respectively.
Union Olimpija started the game much better making 16-8 lead in the first five minutes. They closed the first quarter later with 22-16. Efes Pilsen improved after that and managed to cut the margin to 30-29 until the halftime. Visitors grabbed the first lead at the beginning of Q3, but the hosts immediately answered with 4-1 mini run. Igor Rakocevic shined for the guests and together with Nachbar paced his squad to 38-44 lead at the halfway of Q3. They jumped to plus 8 after that, but the hosts consolidated and closed the gap to 53-55 before the last quarter. The hosts made 61-60 turn and Efes Pilsen took back 61-64. Efes Pilsen entered to last 12.1 seconds of regular time with plus 3, 68-71. Goran Jagodnik split free throws but Kevinn Pinkney grabbed the offensive rebound and drew a foul with 8.1 ticks to go. He made both free throws to tie it at 71-71. Efes had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation but Rakocevic missed an off-balance shot. In first overtime, Efes Pilsen made plus five and it seemed that question about the winner is resolved as there was less than two minutes to go. However, Vlado Ilievski than stepped up for the hosts and together with Kenny Gregory helped Olimpija to tie the score to 79-79 with 28.7 ticks left. Pinkney had a block but could not score in the other end at the buzzer, as time had already expired when Jagodnik scored around the basket. In the second overtime, it was Olimpija who grabbed the lead and they entered to last 20 seconds with 93-90. Wisniewski missed from behind the arc and Goran Jagodnik sealed the win from the foul line, allowing thousands of Olimpija fans to celebrate a great win.
In the next round, Union Olimpija will meet AJ Milano on the road. Efes Pilsen will host Valencia.

Union Olimpija: Kevinn Pinkney 23+6 boards, Goran Jagodnik 21, Kenny Gregory 16+6 boards, Vlado Ilievski 16
Efes Pilsen: Igor Rakocevic 23, Kerem Tunceri 15, Kerem Gonlum 12+9 boards


Fenerbahce Ulker too strong for Lietuvos Rytas in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce Ulker - Lietuvos Rytas 86-69

Fenerbahce Ulker opened the new Euroleague season in style. The Turkish champion hosted Lietuvos Rytas having no troubles to beat them 86-69. Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) shined for the hosts with 21 points for 22 minutes on the court. Gasper Vidmar (209-C/F-87, agency: Interperformances) had 17 points and 5 rebounds, while Roko-Leni Ukic (195-G-84) helped with 11 points and 7 assists. In Lietuvos Rytas, who changed the Head Coach recently and signed new PG El-Amin today, got 15 points from Milko Bjelica (207-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) and Brad Newley (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket). Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) followed them with 12 points and 6 boards.
Fenerbahce Ulker took control on Lietuvos Rytas from the very beginning. After opening few minutes, Darjus Lavrinovic and his teammates were already 17-6 up. Few moments later they jumped to plus 13, after what Rytas somehow managed to cut the margin to 8 pts, 24-16 Q1. The hosts shined at the beginning of the second period and after 8-2 run they moved up to 32-18. Their biggest lead in this period was 16 points, but they were not able to keep it all until the half time. It was 40-27 at the break, what of course was a great job by Fener in the first 20 minutes. When Fenerbahce Ulker reached 55-36 at the midway of Q3, it was already clear who the winner of the night will be. With one quarter left, the home side held impressive 62-45 and last ten minutes were just the formality. Everything what Lietuvos Rytas was able to do until the end was minus 12 at the beginning of Q4.
In the next round, Fenerbahce Ulker will meet Cibona in Zagreb. Lietuvos Rytas will host Italian powerhouse Montepaschi Siena.

Fenerbahce Ulker: Darjus Lavrinovic 21, Gasper Vidmar 17+5 boards, Roko-Leni Ukic 11+7 as
Lietuvos Rytas: Milko Bjelica 15, Brad Newley 15, Martynas Gecevicius 12+6 boards


Antalya add Herb Pope - by Eurobasket News
Antalya inked a deal with Herb Pope (203-F). The forward will replace injured Dwayne Chism (206-F-87, college: Tennessee) on the roster. Herb Pope signed his first pro deal. He just graduated from Seton Hall University. Herb Pope tallied 11.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 blocks per game in his senior season.


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2010-2011 UBA Power Ranking: Top 16 Teams in the UBA - by Griselle Martis
2010-2011 UBA Power Ranking: Top 16 Teams in the UBA

Ranking:

#1: GIE Morrow Disciples (2 Time UBA Champions)
Top Players
: Derrick Stroud (6'8''-F/C-75, college: Indiana St.), Jermaine Barnes (6'5''-G/F-82, agency: Low Country Sports, college: Atlanta Christian) (Reigning UBA MVP)
Comments:
By far the UBA's top Team. Michael Davis has made this Disciples team a standard to all following clubs in the UBA. A 2-time USBasket Coach of the Year, Davis will look to make history once again with yet another UBA title under his belt. The Disciples are led by reigning MVP Jermaine Barnes and Euro League stand out Derrick Stroud. Barnes arrived in the league in 2009 winning back to back awards before taking his talents back overseas. Stroud on the other hand was a super star for the last 8 years in Finland. He was named Eurobasket.com Finish Player of the Year 3 times. 'At this point we are just excited to get started', said Michael Davis . There is no question, with the additions of Jermaine Dailey (6'8''-F-86, college: Ill.-Chicago) and Demario Williams (7'1''-C-85, college: Miles) the Disciples look to be the favorites for the 2010-2011 season.

#2: Southern Generals (UBA Classic Runner-Up)
Top Players
: Michael Sloan (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Clayton St.), Will De La Cruz (6'2''-G-80, college: Atlanta Christian) (10' USBasket.com All-UBA Team)
Comments:
The Generals are led by Euro League super star John White as there new head coach. The Generals came up just shy of being the UBA Champions this summer losing to the Disciples 82-87. With the selection of Michael Sloan in the UBA draft the Generals should have enough to make a big push for the title. Retuning for his 3rd season in the league is 2 time All-UBA point guard Will De La Cruz. De La Cruz is by far the best point guard in the league. He has the ability to control the game with his silky smooth stroke from the 3.

#3: DFW Warriors
Top Players: Tedric Hill (6'11''-F/C-84, college: Gulf Coast CC), Ed Horton (6'4''-G-85, college: Murray St.)
Comments:
The DFW Warriors have built a strong club for the 2010-2011 season. Ed Horton is one of the toughest guard the league will see. He was named All-UBA 1st Team in 2010 with an average of 18.2ppg. In the post the Warriors added Tedric Hill with the 1st Pick in the UBA draft. Hill was an NBA prospect in 2005 but fell short. Lets not forget the 2009 URBL Finals MVP Sherman Douglas (6'2''-G-82, college: Faulkner). Douglas sat out the 2010 season due to injury but has returned. Many thought he would be with the Disciples but decided to stay in Texas with the signing of the Warriors.

#4: Central Texas Cyclones
Top Players: Daniel Thomas (6'7''-F-85, college: Langston), Flem Tucker (6'2''-G-79, college: Albany St.)
Comments:
Alot of fans will be shocked to see the Cyclones this high on the power rankings. But owner Jermey Ware as done an excellent job finding talent in the Austin area. In the 2010 draft the Cyclones took Skip Thomas and high flyer Flem Tucker. Those two alone will elevate a team to the playoffs alone. Tucker played his professional ball in Germany.

#5: Stone Mountain VOF Hawks
Top Players: Nick Clark (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Albany St.), Dexter Hall (6'10''-F-78, college: S.Carolina St.)
Comments:
The VOF Hawks look very strong on paper but can they put it all together. Of course, drafting Nick Clark 1st overall doesn't hurt by any means. Clark will be one of the top players in the UBA but can he led his team to the next level. Time will tell...............

#6: Austin Knights
Top Players: Geoff Harner (6'1''-G-83), Sonora Baptiste (6'8''-C-84, college: Austin)
Comments:
Geoff Harner makes the Knights go. The success of the Austin Knights depend on which Geoff Harner shows up in 2011. Baptiste comes of a very impressive summer in the UBA playoff Classic, but this isn't summer time. The Knights will need his toughness if they plan to make any noise in the UBA this season.

#7: Georgia Lions
Top Players: David Johnson (6'7''-G, college: Wingate), Warren Beaulah (6'4''-G-84, college: Brewton Parker)
Comments:
The Lions are a well coach ball club. With the additions of Beaulah and Johnson the Lions should contend for a playoff spot in the South. David Johnson was the top pick for the Lions this fall, many say he will be a easy sell for Rookie of the Year.

#8: Tennessee Dragons
Top Players: Richard Jeter (6'6''-G/F-80, college: Atlanta Metro JC), Brandon Wright (6'2''-G-82, college: Erskine)
Comments:
Steve Dolan has done a fine job this off season in putting together fine talent. For starters the draft selection of former NBA player Richard Jeter. In 2003 Jeter was Named NJCAA Player of the Year and was signed by the Memphis Grizzles. Jeter has played in several countries including Germany, New Zealand and Finland. It will be interesting to see how the Dragons fair in the UBA this season.

#9: Norman Express
Top Players: Brayon Brown (6'3''-G-86, college: Oklahoma), Neelon Greenwood (6'7''-F-87)
Comments:
This young team reminds you of the OKC Thunder before Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) took over the NBA. Brayon Brown is by far under the radar. He's very under rated but will surprise everyone in the league. Greenwood is a freak athlete who brings you to the mind of a d-Miles with the Clippers. These two will be very exciting this season.

#10: Atlanta Assault
Top Players: Travis Snell (6'4''-G-79, college: W.Florida), Demetrius Hines (5'10''-G-85, college: Valdosta St.)
Comments:
This also is a very young club. Travis Snell will have to elevate these guys to his level. Hines is one of those young guard but is the glue to this Assault ball club. It will be interesting to see what the Assault do this season.

#11: Cleveland Vipers
Top Player: Demario Mattox (6'2''-G-87, college: Wingate)
Comments:
Mr. Mattox is the heart and soul of this Viper ball club. With the right pieces around him, Mattox can easily find him self on the All-UBA 1st Team. The team will be led by head coach/ GM Shannon Williams.

#12: Southeast Hoopstars
Top Player: Breyohn Watson (6'2''-G-85, college: Cleveland St.)
Comments:
The Hoopstars are on of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Led by Cleveland St. standout Breyohn Watson. Watson recently played in Finland where he average 14.3ppg.

#13: Columbus Claws
Top Player: Deontay James (6'10''-C-87, college: Lake Land CC)
Comments:
This team will need a strong season from James to even contend in the UBA.

#14: Northeast Air Soul
Top Player
: Cordaryl Ballard (6'3''-G/F-87, college: USC Aiken)
Comments:
The Airsoul club needs more firepower to win in the East.

#15: Colonial Falcons
Comments:
The Falcons will need help in the front court this season. This will be a building season.




URBL Stats Leaders
UBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. Hill, Team Japan 33.3
2. Barnes, GIE 26.6
3. Horton, Austin K. 18.0
4. Eichelberger, Aus 16.0
5. De La Cruz, SG 15.1
Rebounds Per Game
1. Hill, Team Japan 13.3
2. DeVaughn, SG 12.0
3. Shewmake, GIE 10.0
4. Eichelberger, Aus 9.0
5. Stroud, GIE 8.6
Assists Per Game
1. Horton, Austin K. 10.0
2. Williams, GIE 9.6
3. De La Cruz, SG 8.0
4. Okayama, Japan 6.1
5. Barnes, GIE 5.0
Steals Per Game
1. Williams, GIE 4.0
2. Horton, Austin K. 3.6
3. Britt, S.Generals 2.5
4. Fujimara, Japan 2.0
5. Barnes, GIE 2.0
Blocks Per Game
1. Moore, S.Generals 5.0
2. Hill, Team Japan 3.6
3. Terrell, GIE 2.0
4. Dodd, Team Japan 1.6
5. Woodyard, GIE 1.0
2FGP
1.Boyd, DFW .913
2.Fisher, Con .750
3.James, Irving .532
4.Cato, Con .500
5.Barnes, DFW .500
3FGP
1.Douglas, DFW 100
2.Harner, Con .700
3.James, Irving .600
4.Tranquier, Texas .500
5.Barnes, DFW .495


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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Steve BURTT
  Dnipro
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Burtt, Dnipro26.0 
 2. Burns, Fe.22.8 
 3. Washington, BC Od.20.0 
 4. Millage, Khimik18.0 
 5. Wiggins, Halychyna17.6 
 6. DeGroat, BC Odessa17.4 
 7. Karim, DniproAzot16.6 
 8. Flores, BC Donetsk16.4 
 9. Brown, Dnipro16.0 
 10. Hukic, BC Donetsk16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mario AUSTIN
  Dnipro
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Austin, Dnipro10.5 
 2. Adeleke, Dnipro10.0 
 3. Burns, Fe.9.8 
 4. Morrison, Halyc.9.1 
 5. Wiggins, Halychyna8.9 
 6. DeGroat, BC Odessa8.7 
 7. Chappell, Hoverla8.0 
 8. Thomas, Azovmash7.0 
 9. McClintock, Azovm.7.0 
 10. Agafonov, Budiv.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  Khimik
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Millage, Khimik5.4 
 2. Flores, BC Donetsk4.8 
 3. Burtt, Dnipro4.8 
 4. Vasiljevic, BC Do.4.6 
 5. Curry, Azovmash4.5 
 6. Brewer, BC Odessa4.3 
 7. Mazutis, Mykolaiv4.1 
 8. Funn, Halychyna4.1 
 9. Love, Mykolaiv3.9 
 10. Mays, Fe.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  Khimik
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Millage, Khimik2.8 
 2. Burns, Fe.2.8 
 3. House, Azovmash2.0 
 4. Karim, DniproAzot1.8 
 5. Mazutis, Mykolaiv1.8 
 6. Bakic, Kryvbasb.1.6 
 7. Funn, Halychyna1.6 
 8. Rybalko, Fe.1.6 
 9. Riabchuk, BC Kyiv1.5 
 10. Mays, Fe.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  Mykolaiv
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hughes, Mykolaiv3.1 
 2. Agafonov, Budiv.1.8 
 3. Roberts, Fe.1.6 
 4. Kravtsov, BC Do.1.6 
 5. Turner, BC Odessa1.6 
 6. Greene, Mykolaiv1.5 
 7. Morrison, Halyc.1.3 
 8. Wiggins, Halychyna1.1 
 9. Hunter, Fe.1.0 
 10. Zaitsev, Kryvbasb.1.0 


Wiggins' a double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
26-year old forward Alan Wiggins (206-F-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Politekhnika-Halychyna and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Azovmash (#5, 3-3) 92-88. Thanks to this victory Halychyna moved-up to the 11th position in the Ukrainian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Wiggins had a remarkable 53.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Halychyna's top player in his first season with the team. University of San Francisco graduate has very impressive stats this year. Wiggins is in league's top in points (5th best: 17.6ppg), rebounds (5th best: 8.9rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 62.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Christian Burns (203-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) of Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye. He is American forward in his first season at Ferro-ZNTU. In the last game Burns recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Ferro-ZNTU lost that game 77-91 to slightly lower-ranked Mykolaiv (#9, 3-5). This loss caused Ferro-ZNTU to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Burns is a newcomer at Ferro-ZNTU and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.8ppg (#2). He also registered 9.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Demetrius Alexander (204-F/C-75) of Azovmash Mariupol (#5). Alexander showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Alexander's great performance Azovmash lost 88-92 to the lower-ranked Halychyna (#11, 2-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Azovmash needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Alexander has a very solid season. In 6 games in Ukraine he scored 13.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ramel Curry (191-G-80) of Azovmash - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Curtis Millage (185-G-81) of Khimik - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
6. James Hughes (211-C-83) of Mykolaiv - 19 points and 7 rebounds
7. Steve Burtt (185-G-84) of Dnipro - 28 points and 8 assists
8. Scott Morrison (212-C-86) of Halychyna - 20 points and 9 rebounds
9. Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80) of Budivelnyk - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. John DeGroat (198-F-85) of BC Odessa - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists


Matyukevych join Khimik - by Alexei Revenko
30 years old forward\center Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) agree contract with Khimik-OPZ Yuzny. This season he start in BC Odessa. But didn`t play any of 7 games. Last season Vadim played in MBC Mykolaiv. He scored 8.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. 51,3 % field goals and 78,5 free throws. Matyukevych it urged to strengthen a forward line of outsiders of the championship in which problems now suffice. Vadim must play with his new team in next game.

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


Stats Leaders - LUB
Points Per Game
 Johwen VILLEGAS
  Olimpia
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Villegas, Olimpia29.7 
 2. McGowan, Sayago25.4 
 3. Craft, Cordon24.9 
 4. Cornley, Cader24.4 
 5. Taboada, Bigua23.5 
 6. Aguiar, Hebraica23.4 
 7. Martinez, Malvin23.1 
 8. Woodward, Defensor21.2 
 9. Miller, Montevideo20.6 
 10. Elliott, Hebraica20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terrance GAMBLE
  Cader
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Gamble, Cader11.8 
 2. Reynolds, Hebraica11.0 
 3. Jackson, Anastasia11.0 
 4. Shelman, Sayago10.6 
 5. Rogers, Un.Atletica10.3 
 6. Dilligard, Olimpia10.1 
 7. Miller, Montevideo10.0 
 8. Puckett, Aguada9.5 
 9. Wilborn, Bigua9.2 
 10. Newsome, Malvin9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Hebraica
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Elliott, Hebraica6.4 
 2. Vidal, Bigua5.9 
 3. Cambon, Bigua5.6 
 4. Tornaria, Trouville5.3 
 5. Gonzalez, Defensor5.3 
 6. Rivero, Montevideo5.0 
 7. Osimani, Montevideo4.7 
 8. Latham, Anastasia4.7 
 9. Nelson, Welcome4.2 
 10. Viera, Anastasia4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Sammy MONROE
  Malvin
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Monroe, Malvin3.2 
 2. Elliott, Hebraica3.2 
 3. Rovira, Bigua2.5 
 4. Woodward, Defensor2.5 
 5. Latham, Anastasia2.5 
 6. Rivero, Montevideo2.3 
 7. Newsome, Malvin2.3 
 8. Galeano, Olimpia2.2 
 9. Dilligard, Olimpia2.2 
 10. Osimani, Montevideo2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Nakiea MILLER
  Montevideo
  (205-C-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Miller, Montevideo5.0 
 2. Dilligard, Olimpia4.2 
 3. Newsome, Malvin2.9 
 4. Douglas, Bohemios2.6 
 5. Rogers, Un.Atletica2.5 
 6. Wilborn, Bigua2.5 
 7. Kanis, Trouville2.0 
 8. Shelman, Sayago1.8 
 9. Gamble, Cader1.8 
 10. Billings, Bigua1.8 


Kanis leads Trouville to beat Olimpia at the last second - by Hector Lopez
Brad Kanis (218-C-84, college: Grand Canyon) scored a two point shot with less than one second to play and Trouvile, which is now in the second place, beat Olimpia 91-90 for the 16th LUB round. The resuls for the four games played were:
Trouville 91 - Martin Aguilera (195-F-87) 23 points 5 rebounds, Brad Kanis 8 points 9 rebounds, Dustin Villepigue (206-F-83, college: UNLV) 12 points 11 rebounds
Olimpia 90 - Johwen Villegas (193-G-85, college: Florida Intern.) 34 points 2 rebounds, Greg Dilligard (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International) 12 points 9 rebounds 5 blocks
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Hebraica Macabi 104 - Grady Reynolds (198-F-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: St.John's) 26 points 10 rebounds 1 block, Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group) 22 points, Carl Elliott (193-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) 18 points 7 rebounds
Montevideo 75 - Darris Santee (203-F-87, college: UNLV) 19 points 3 rebounds, Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) 4 points 2 rebounds
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Cordon 78 - Austen Powers (203-F-87, college: Seattle) 14 points 7 rebounds, Craig Craft (191-G-87, college: S.Mississippi) 8 points 6 rebounds
Cader 66 - Derek Thomas (193-F-84, college: Appalachian St.) 25 points, 7 rebounds, Jamelle Cornley (196-F-87, college: Penn St.) 18 points 9 rebounds, Terrence Gamble 6 points 15 rebounds
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Bohemios 69 - Ronald Douglas (201-C-87, college: S.Alabama) 16 points 14 rebounds 7 blocks, De Andre Coleman (201-F-86, college: S.Alabama) 6 points 9 rebounds
Anastasia 65 - Marcus Sikes (203-F-84, agency: STKG, college: Cincinnati) 17 points, 10 rebounds, Brian Latham (184-G-83, agency: Union Sports, college: Houston) 21 points 4 rebounds, Albert Jackson (211-F/C-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Georgia) 6 points 8 rebounds.





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Women News

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE - Women  


Lupa part ways with Grbas and Prgomet, inks Vukoje - by Zeljko Zule
Croatian team Lupa promotion after miserable start to the season (0-3) have parted ways with Iva Grbas (188-F/C-87) and Petra Prgomet (170-G-88) and inked Serbian national team member Jovana Vukoje (174-G-86).
Grbas averaging 20.7 minutes, 9.3 points (2P 47%, 3P 50%, FT 83%) and 4.0 rebounds in 3 games of Adriatic League, while Prgomet averaging just 0.7 points (2P 33%), 1.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals over 15 minutes in 3 games.




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  BELGIUM - Women  


D1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Melissa DENNETT
  Sint Kateline
  (188-F-83)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Dennett, Sint K.19.7 
 2. Wilkins, Point Chaud17.0 
 3. Leemans, Sint K.17.0 
 4. Meesseman, Ieper15.6 
 5. VanMalderen, Dexia N.15.5 
 6. Boonen, BBC Boom15.5 
 7. Decroos, BBC Boom15.3 
 8. Whipple, Houthalen15.0 
 9. Vanloo, Waregem15.0 
 10. Malfait, Jeugd G.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Melissa DENNETT
  Sint Kateline
  (188-F-83)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Dennett, Sint K.11.7 
 2. Wilkins, Point Chaud9.3 
 3. Malfait, Jeugd G.9.3 
 4. Meesseman, Ieper9.2 
 5. Boonen, BBC Boom8.3 
 6. Verbeest, Deerlijk8.0 
 7. Maes, Deerlijk7.4 
 8. Gaither, Dexia N.7.3 
 9. Decroos, BBC Boom7.3 
 10. Van Respaill., Wareg.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Sara LEEMANS
  Sint Kateline
  (178-G/F-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Leemans, Sint K.4.0 
 2. Ballau, R.Spirou.3.0 
 3. Mayombo, Point C.3.0 
 4. Mertens, Sint K.2.3 
 5. Verhofstadt, Jeugd G.2.0 
 6. Norman, Ieper2.0 
 7. Vanloo, Waregem2.0 
 8. Meesseman, Ieper2.0 
 9. Boonen, BBC Boom1.8 
 10. Boucquey, Waregem1.8 
Steals Per Game
 Irina MEDVEDEVA
  Waregem
  (190-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Medvedeva, Waregem4.3 
 2. Vercauteren, Houth.3.0 
 3. Van Driel, BBC B.2.8 
 4. Deneil, Dexia Namur2.5 
 5. Agabalova, Dexia N.2.3 
 6. Ray, Dexia Namur2.3 
 7. Boucquey, Waregem2.3 
 8. Mayombo, Point C.2.3 
 9. Vandesteene, R.Spir.2.0 
 10. Van den Vond., BBC B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Emma MEESSEMAN
  Ieper
  (188-C-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Meesseman, Ieper2.8 
 2. Dennett, Sint K.2.0 
 3. Boonen, BBC Boom1.5 
 4. Gaither, Dexia N.1.3 
 5. Malfait, Jeugd G.1.0 
 6. Lentacker, Jeugd G.1.0 
 7. Capoen, Ieper1.0 
 8. Hoehne, R.Spirou.1.0 
 9. Medvedeva, Waregem0.8 
 10. De Stoop, Jeugd G.0.8 


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  BRAZIL - Women  


First Stage Finishes in Rio de Janeiro - by Miguel Gonzalez
The first stage finished with one game not played. Top 4 teams advanced to the Semi-Finals.

1st Stage:
08/10/10
Bandeirantes TC 40-88 Mangueira 'B'
Jogo Cancelado:
Mangueira - Vasco da Gama

Standings:


1) Mangueira - 6 - 2nd Stage.
2) Celso Lisboa - 6 - 2nd Stage.
2) Vasco da Gama - 6 - 2nd Stage.
4) Mangueira 'B' - 5 - 2nd Stage.
5) Bandeirantes TC - 4

2nd Stage:


Mangueira - Mangueira 'B'
Vasco da Gama - Celso Lisboa




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  BULGARIA - Women  


Camellia Mihalkova claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Former international forward Camellia Mihalkova (182-F-80) had an amazing evening for Montana 2003 and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 30-year old forward had the game-high 23 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for Montana 2003 in her team's victory, helping them to outclass Slavia with 47-point margin 90-43. Montana 2003 started with victory in Bulgarian NBL, but it's just the very beginning of the season and it's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Mihalkova had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. She has potential to be Montana 2003's top player in her first season with the team.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American forward Faye Muller (191-F-84) of Lukoil Neftochimic Burgas. Muller impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 10 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Lukoil was edged by Beroe 07 56-53. 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. Muller is a newcomer at Lukoil and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was another Montana 2003's star - former international forward Agnesa Doychinova (188-F-73). Doychinova scored 13 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). She was another key player of Montana 2003, helping her team with a 90-43 easy win against Slavia. Montana 2003 has good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Doychinova also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Doychinova as she played only first game. But it already looks like she can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ralitsa Naneva (178-F-86) of Beroe 07 - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Olena Samburska (172-G-89) of Lukoil - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Ivelina Vranchev (175-G-80) of Montana 2003 - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Zlatina Kaloferova (192-C-86) of Beroe 07 - 21 points and 6 rebounds
8. Veselka Todorova (192-C-88) of Montana 2003 - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Marietta Karchovska (171-G-86) of Montana 2003 - 10 points and 9 rebounds
10. Maria Tsankova (180-F/G-88) of Lukoil - 10 points and 7 rebounds


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  CANADA - Women  


CIS Standings
CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Acadia 0-0 
 2. Cape Breton 0-0 
 3. Dalhousie 0-0 
 4. Memorial 0-0 
 5. New Brunsw. 0-0 
 6. St.Francis X. 0-0 
 7. St.Mary's 0-0 
 8. UPEI 0-0 
CanWest Central
 1. Alberta 0-0 
 2. Calgary 0-0 
 3. Lethbridge 0-0 
 4. Saskatchewan 0-0 
CanWest Great Plains
 1. Brandon 0-0 
 2. Manitoba 0-0 
 3. Regina 0-0 
 4. Winnipeg 0-0 
CanWest Pacific
 1. Simon Fraser 0-0 
 2. Thompson R. 0-0 
 3. Trinity West. 0-0 
 4. UBC 0-0 
 5. UFV 0-0 
 6. Victoria 0-0 
Quebec League
 1. Bishop's 0-0 
 2. Concordia 0-0 
 3. Laval 0-0 
 4. McGill 0-0 
 5. UQAM 0-0 
UOA East
 1. Carleton 0-0 
 2. Laurentian 0-0 
 3. Ottawa 0-0 
 4. Queen's 0-0 
 5. RMC 0-0 
 6. Ryerson 0-0 
 7. Toronto Univ. 0-0 
 8. York 0-0 
UOA West
 1. Brock 0-0 
 2. Guelph 0-0 
 3. Lakehead 0-0 
 4. Laurier 0-0 
 5. McMaster 0-0 
 6. Waterloo 0-0 
 7. Western 0-0 
 8. Windsor 0-0 


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  CROATIA - Women  


Lupa part ways with Grbas and Prgomet, inks Vukoje - by Zeljko Zule
Lupa promotion after miserable start to the season in Adriatic League have parted ways with Iva Grbas (188-F/C-87) and Petra Prgomet (170-G-88) and inked Serbian national team member Jovana Vukoje (174-G-86).
Grbas averaging 20.7 minutes, 9.3 points (2P 47%, 3P 50%, FT 83%) and 4.0 rebounds in 3 games of Adriatic League, while Prgomet averaging just 0.7 points (2P 33%), 1.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals over 15 minutes in 3 games.




Pula scored 19 straight points for road win (Round 1) - by Zeljko Zule
Studenac Omis started the new season in A-1 League with a 75-59 win over Zadar. Biska Pula used a 19-0 run in the third quarter to defeat Split. Nina Premasunac (184-F-92) finished with 16 points and 11 points. Agram in the third quarter outscored Pozega by 11 points.
Round 1: Agram-Plamen Pozega 77-64 (Kovac 4, Vukadin 6, Nikopalj 13, Cilic 10, Grubisic 4. Alatovic 25, Bozicek 15 - M.Lovric 11, P.Lovric 4, Bozic 15, Ercegovic 6, Tosic 17, Drmic 11).
Studenac Omis-Zadar 75-59 (Puljic 6, Vrvilo 10, Buzov 14, Javorcic 11, Seric 10, Vrkic 2, Sesnic 20 - Jacan 9, Perica 8, Sikiric 10, A.Erslan 7, Blazevic 10, Majstorovic 11, Metrovic 4).
Split-Biska Pula 78-86 (Babun 14, Zubak 5, Tomas 18, Biocic 2, Barunov 10, Zovko 11, Cizmic 5, Skara 13 - Dukic 15, Premasunac 16, Flaherty 11, Cvjetkovic 4, Badrov 2, Valentic 14, Lamot 2, Ramljak 12, Jakelic 10).
Croatia 2006 bye.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


Standings - ZBL (W)
ZBL Standings
 1. Frisco Sika 1-0 
 2. Slovanka MB 1-0 
 3. Trutnov 1-0 
 4. USK Praha 1-0 
 5. Strakonice 0-0 
 6. VS Praha 0-0 
 7. Hradec Kralove 0-1 
 8. Karlovy Vary 0-1 
 9. Pardubice 0-1 
 10. Valosun Brno 0-1 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Louice HALVARSSON
  Frisco Sika
  (189-C-89)
  Avg: 28
 1. Halvarsson, Frisco S.28.0 
 2. Eldebrink, Frisco S.23.0 
 3. Kovalova, Karlovy .21.0 
 4. Magerciakova, Karlov.20.0 
 5. Pospisilova, Slovan.19.0 
 6. Sipova, Slovanka.18.0 
 7. Vlkova, Valosun .16.0 
 8. Vackova, Trutnov15.0 
 9. Horakova, Hradec K.15.0 
 10. Misurova, Trutnov14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louice HALVARSSON
  Frisco Sika
  (189-C-89)
  Avg: 17
 1. Halvarsson, Frisco S.17.0 
 2. Horakova, Hradec K.12.0 
 3. Vecerova, Valosun .12.0 
 4. Skerovic, Frisco Sika12.0 
 5. Magerciakova, Karlov.8.0 
 6. Kovalova, Karlovy .7.0 
 7. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.7.0 
 8. Sipova, Slovanka.7.0 
 9. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.7.0 
 10. Kucerova, Karlovy .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  Frisco Sika
  (172-G-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Skerovic, Frisco Sika10.0 
 2. Sipova, Slovanka.5.0 
 3. Hindrakova, Trutnov5.0 
 4. Misurova, Trutnov5.0 
 5. Kysilkova, Hradec K.5.0 
 6. Sedlackova, Karlov.5.0 
 7. Kovalova, Karlovy .5.0 
 8. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.4.0 
 9. Eldebrink, Frisco S.4.0 
 10. Vackova, Trutnov3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Milena STEFFANOVA
  Hradec Kralove
  (179-F-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Steffanova, Hradec K.5.0 
 2. Vecerova, Valosun .4.0 
 3. Skerovic, Frisco Sika4.0 
 4. Kysilkova, Hradec K.4.0 
 5. Borecka, Frisco S.3.0 
 6. Ovsikova, Hradec K.3.0 
 7. Hindrakova, Trutnov2.0 
 8. Kucerova, Karlovy .2.0 
 9. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.2.0 
 10. Eldebrink, Frisco S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michaela HARTIGOVA
  Hradec Kralove
  (192-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hartigova, Hradec K.3.0 
 2. Vlkova, Valosun .1.0 
 3. Vecerova, Valosun .1.0 
 4. Kuslitova, Trutnov1.0 
 5. Horakova, Hradec K.1.0 
 6. Novakova, Trutnov1.0 
 7. Stehlikova, Frisco S.1.0 
 8. Vodrazkova, Slovanka.1.0 
 9. Magerciakova, Karlov.1.0 
 10. Vackova, Trutnov1.0 


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  FINLAND - Women  


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


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Dandra MOSS
  ToPo
  (183-F-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Moss, ToPo26.0 
 2. Pounds, HoNsU25.3 
 3. Vaughn, PeKa24.3 
 4. Moua, Kerava20.0 
 5. Wright, FoA19.3 
 6. Tuukkanen, ToPo18.5 
 7. Martin, PeKa18.0 
 8. Piipari, Catz17.0 
 9. Lehtoranta, PeKa16.0 
 10. Jahilo, 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, ToPo10.8 
 9. Moss, ToPo10.0 
 10. Juvonen, ToPo10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Judy WRIGHT
  FoA
  (172-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wright, FoA3.0 
 2. Piipari, Catz2.7 
 3. Moss, ToPo2.5 
 4. Morris, Huima2.3 
 5. Pounds, HoNsU2.0 
 6. Aaltonen, FoA2.0 
 7. Juvonen, ToPo2.0 
 8. Moua, Kerava2.0 
 9. Kesanen, Catz2.0 
 10. Lehtoranta, PeKa2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Judy WRIGHT
  FoA
  (172-G-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Wright, FoA4.0 
 2. Pounds, HoNsU4.0 
 3. Robinson, Huima3.7 
 4. Juvonen, ToPo3.0 
 5. Moua, Kerava2.7 
 6. Morris, Huima2.3 
 7. Dettmann, Espoo T.2.3 
 8. Martin, PeKa2.0 
 9. Tuukkanen, ToPo2.0 
 10. Huitti, Kerava2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Laura WILSON
  Espoo Team
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Wilson, Espoo Team1.7 
 2. Nikula, HoNsU1.0 
 3. Karkkainen, HoNsU1.0 
 4. Karkkainen, HoNsU1.0 
 5. Paavola, Kerava1.0 
 6. Juvonen, ToPo1.0 
 7. Lind, HoNsU1.0 
 8. Jahilo, FoA1.0 
 9. Terry, PeKa1.0 
 10. Pavlovskaya, ToPo0.8 


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  FRANCE - Women  


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mistie BASS-WILLIAMS
  Challes
  (191-C-83)
  Avg: 32
 1. Bass-W., Challes32.0 
 2. Mann, Charleville23.0 
 3. Neaves, Aix-en-P.22.0 
 4. Williams, Mondeville19.5 
 5. Covington, Union H.19.0 
 6. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.19.0 
 7. Ngoyisa, Nantes18.0 
 8. Thomas, Challes18.0 
 9. Dimitrakou, Aix-en.18.0 
 10. Humphrey, Landes17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mistie BASS-WILLIAMS
  Challes
  (191-C-83)
  Avg: 14
 1. Bass-W., Challes14.0 
 2. Dowdell, Toulouse11.5 
 3. Mann, Charleville11.0 
 4. Bonnan, Mondeville11.0 
 5. Humphrey, Landes11.0 
 6. Sanni, Villeneuve10.5 
 7. Sacko, Lattes M.9.0 
 8. Fleisher, Challes8.0 
 9. Sorensen, Union H.8.0 
 10. Bales, Union Hainaut8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Natalie HURST
  Aix-en-Prov.
  (163-G-83)
  Avg: 9
 1. Hurst, Aix-en-Prov.9.0 
 2. Tanqueray, Villeneuve6.5 
 3. Bar, Challes6.0 
 4. Aubert, Nantes6.0 
 5. Plagnard, Challes5.0 
 6. Miljkovic, Bourges5.0 
 7. de Colo, Toulouse4.5 
 8. Sy-Diop, Nantes4.0 
 9. Malashenko, Arras4.0 
 10. Skrela, Lattes M.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Paoline SALAGNAC
  Bourges
  (176-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Salagnac, Bourges6.0 
 2. Bar, Challes6.0 
 3. Mann, Charleville6.0 
 4. Gomis, Arras5.0 
 5. Lepron, Tarbes5.0 
 6. Kamba, Union H.4.0 
 7. Ngoyisa, Nantes4.0 
 8. Bonnan, Mondeville3.5 
 9. Plagnard, Challes3.0 
 10. Arnaud, COB Calais3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Arhonda COVINGTON
  Union Hainaut
  (185-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Covington, Union H.2.0 
 2. Lardy, Bourges2.0 
 3. Silbande, Union H.2.0 
 4. Datchy, Villeneuve1.5 
 5. Kaltsidou, Bourges1.0 
 6. Vulic, Charleville1.0 
 7. Reghaissia, Aix-en.1.0 
 8. Jones, Toulouse1.0 
 9. Amant, Arras1.0 
 10. Raven, Lattes M.1.0 


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


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  GREECE - Women  


Athinaikos sign Katerina Zohnova - by George Fragkos
Sony Athinaikos did their final move to strengthen their roster for this years campaign. Czech 25-year-old guard, Katerina Zohnova (179-G-84, agency: Data Plus Group) has signed a contract with the Greek club and she will remain for the coming year in Athens to help the Eurocup holders achieve the targets they have set.

The Greek champions are making a new beginning after the departure of Georgios Dikaioulakos , with Ioannis Ktistakis as the new head coach and a very big renewal at the roster. Important players like Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) and Irena Vizbariene (196-F/C-77) left the club to be replaced by equally valuable ones like Marina Kress (192-C-80) and now Katerina Zohnova.

Katerina Zohnova is known to be a good 3-point shooter with an average percentage at around 50%. Last year she reached with TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow the Euroleague semi-finals and she is a member of the national team of Czech Republic since 2009.



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  HUNGARY - Women  


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


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  ISRAEL - Women  


The start of 2010/2011season - by Eurobasket News
Elitzur Ramla - Hapoel T-A 85-41
Elitzur Ramla smashed a 5-player squad of Hapoel T-A 85:41. Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) erupted with 21 points and 9 rebounds, whilst Wisdom-Hylton Lindsay and Wright Tanisha posted 13 each. Spadulova Yasmin ended up with 19 points in defeat.

Electra Ramat - Elitzur R.Le-Zion 72-48
Electra Ramat rolled over Elitzur R.Le-Zion 72:48 on October 18, 2010. Camille Little (188-F/G-85, college: N.Carolina) poured in 20 points, while Black Chante collected 15 points and 16 rebounds. Robbins Jillian notched 18 points and grabbed 13 boards in the losing effort.

Elitzur Netanya - H.R. Le-Zion 67-100
Elitzur Netanya lost to H.R. Le-Zion 67:100 on October 18th. Danielle McCray (180-G/F-87, college: Kansas) erupted with 30 points for the winners, while Mizrachi Inbal delivered 20. Shields Ashley ended up with 28 points in the losing effort.

Raanana Her. - M.Ashdod 67-61
Raanana Hertzeliya edged M.Ashdod 67:61 at the Regular Season Round 1. Shannon Bobbitt (157-G-85, college: Tennessee) poured in 19 points for the winners, whilst Thomas LaToya collected 15 points and 10 rebounds. Levitsky Katia delivered 15 points in the losing case.

Elitzur Holon - Ramat Hen 65-70
Elitzur Holon was beaten by Ramat Hen 65:70 as the latter got 17 points from Michal Epstein (180-F-81, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Boston U.). Latta Ivory netted 16 and Jackson Tiffany scored 15. Sam Sheri Lynette produced 21 points and 16 boards in defeat.




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  MALTA - Women  


Comfortable victories for top three teams - by Eurobasket News
Hibs Medsea and Luxol, the joint leaders in the Womens League, along with third-placed Depiro McDonalds, underlined their superiority over the rest of the field with comfortable victories over the weekend at the expense of Loyola, Athleta and St Andrews respectively.
Hibs met little resistance from Loyola. The champions opened a 46-13 lead by half-time and with Loyola unable to offer any kind of resistance, Hibs went on to win 85-25.
Athleta produced better fare against Luxol. They shared the exchanges for most of the first two quarters with Luxol changing ends 29-20 in front. However, Athleta failed to keep the pace as the match restarted. Luxol were more aggressive in attack to win 50-31 and stay on the same track with Hibs at the top of the table.
Depiro-St Andrews was a mismatch. In fact, Depiro were in control right from the jumpball and took a 33-4 lead by half-time. St Andrews lifted their game after the break but were still miles behind their opponents who won 69-29.
The other match from the Womens League last weekend was a close affair, involving two sides, Starlites and Mtarfa, in search of their first victory. In the end, it was Starlites who clinched victory 38-36. They led 9-5 in the early stages but Mtarfa hit back to go 15-9 in front by the end of the first quarter. Mtarfa continued to hold an edge until half-time (24-17) but just before the third quarter was over Starlites nosed ahead 21-19. Balance prevailed for the rest of the match with Starlites succeeding in holding on to their slender lead.
Courtesy of: timesofmalta.com


Standings - Women
Div.1 Standings
 1. Hibs Medsea 3-3 
 2. Luxol 3-3 
 3. Depiro 2-1 
 4. Athleta 1-2 
 5. Loyola 1-2 
 6. St.Andrews 1-2 
 7. Starlites 1-2 


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  NORWAY - Women  


Best players of Norwegian Kvinneligaen round 3 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced former international guard Kristine Kristiansen (G-75) had an amazing evening in the last round for Ullern IF and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 35-year old guard had a double-double of 24 points and twelve rebounds, while her team outclassed, the league's worst team Nordstrand (#6, 0-3) with 39-point margin 73-34. Ullern maintains the 3rd position in Norwegian Kvinneligaen. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Ullern will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Kristiansen had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. She has many years of experience at Ullern, through which he has constantly improved. Kristiansen has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in points (3rd best: 18.0ppg) and averages solid 4.3spg,56.5% FGP and 50.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 33-year old former international forward Nanna Sand (181-F-77) of league's best team Asker/Baerums Verk. Sand impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Of course she lead Asker/BV to another comfortable win outscoring Oslo (0-3) 94-44. A very good start of the season for her team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Sand is one of the most experienced players at Asker/BV and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 13.0ppg (#8). Her other stats are also decent: 12.0rpg and 5.3apg.

The third best performed player last round was former international guard Sigrun Eskeland (G-83) of second-ranked Gimle BBK. Eskeland scored 18 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). She was a key player of Gimle, leading her team to a 73-58 easy win against Ulriken (#5, 1-2). Gimle started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Eskeland turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. The season just started for Eskeland as she played only first game. But it already looks like she can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mia Henriksen (F) of Gimle - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Stine Austgulen (177-G-94) of Ulriken - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Tina Nesse (184-C-84) of Asker/BV - 17 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Nicole Scott (188-F) of Gimle - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kristina Tonheim (G-86) of Ullern - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Marianne Sand (183-C-93) of Asker/BV - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Emilie Gronas (168-G-92) of Ulriken - 16 points and 5 assists


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mia HENRIKSEN
  Gimle
  (-F-)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Henriksen, Gimle33.5 
 2. Austgulen, Ulriken18.3 
 3. Kristiansen, Ullern18.0 
 4. Nyquist, Ullern17.0 
 5. Austgulen, Ulriken16.7 
 6. Gronas, Ulriken16.0 
 7. Erdogan, Oslo15.5 
 8. Sand, Asker/BV13.0 
 9. Nesse, Asker/BV12.0 
 10. Scott, Gimle11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nanna SAND
  Asker/BV
  (181-F-77)
  Avg: 12
 1. Sand, Asker/BV12.0 
 2. Austgulen, Ulriken9.7 
 3. Austgulen, Ulriken9.3 
 4. Scott, Gimle9.0 
 5. Eskeland, Gimle8.5 
 6. Ifejilika, Oslo8.0 
 7. Gris, NT.8.0 
 8. Moore, NT.7.5 
 9. Brown, Oslo7.5 
 10. Grindelid, Asker/BV7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jeanine FLAATEN
  Gimle
  (-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Flaaten, Gimle6.5 
 2. Sand, Asker/BV5.3 
 3. Gronas, Ulriken5.0 
 4. Austgulen, Ulriken5.0 
 5. Henriksen, Gimle5.0 
 6. Stenvik, Asker/BV4.3 
 7. Tonheim, Ullern3.0 
 8. Sodal, Nordstrand3.0 
 9. Austheim, Ullern2.7 
 10. Wetter, Nordstrand2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kristine KRISTIANSEN
  Ullern
  (-G-75)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Kristiansen, Ullern4.3 
 2. Moore, NT.4.0 
 3. Henriksen, Gimle3.5 
 4. Aas, Nordstrand2.7 
 5. Tonheim, Ullern2.7 
 6. Brown, Oslo2.5 
 7. Kongestol, Ulriken2.0 
 8. Gris, NT.2.0 
 9. Nesse, Asker/BV2.0 
 10. Sand, Asker/BV2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Maren Hoff AUSTGULEN
  Ulriken
  (183-G/F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Austgulen, Ulriken2.0 
 2. Riis, Oslo1.0 
 3. Henriksen, Gimle1.0 
 4. Eskeland, Gimle1.0 
 5. Gris, NT.1.0 
 6. Andersen, Asker/BV0.7 
 7. Grindelid, Asker/BV0.7 
 8. Kroge, Nordstrand0.7 
 9. Erdogan, Oslo0.5 
 10. Kongestol, Ulriken0.5 


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  PUERTO RICO - Women  


Gigantes de Carolina advance into BSNF semifinals - by Eurobasket News
Gigantes de Carolina have reached the semifinal stage of the Puerto Rican basketball league. They swept their quarterfinal series against Mets de Guaynabo. Gigantes de Carolina celebrated an 84:68 win in the opening game. The second encounter was once again a vivid display of Gigantes de Carolina dominance. They ensured a 48:30 lead at halftime and rallied to the victory at the end. Angiely Morales (178-G-87) fired 23 points to pace the winners to a 100:78 success. Cynthia Valentin (173-G-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Indiana) added 21 points, while Yolanda Jones (185-F-84, college: La-Lafayette) accounted for 14 points for Gigantes. Mets de Guaynabo answered with 22 points from Monique Martin. Gigantes de Carolina will now take on Indias de Mayaguez in the semis.
Valencianas de Juncos are already awaiting their rivals in the semis. Morovis and Cabo Rojo are tied at 1-1 in the fourth quarterfinal matchup. Morovis clinched an 81:72 win in the first game but Cabo Rojo bounced back in Game 2. They celebrated a narrow 84:80 victory to level things up. Zacha Gonzalez (175-F-87) paced Cabo Rojo in this one.



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  ROMANIA - Women  


D1 Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group North-West
Oradea - Sf.Gheorghe 35-76
LMK BC Sepsi improved to 4-0 record on top beating CSM U Oradea 76:35. Florentina Ardeleanu (172-G-83) poured in 15 points for the winners and Vass Ildiko followed her with 12. Adi Mihaela replied with 15 points int he losing effort.

Satu Mare - Cluj Napoca 73-55
Kailey Klein (180-G-88, college: Cleveland St.) nailed 24 points as Satu Mare edged Cluj Napoca 73:55. Baluta Oana netted 13, while Orosz Andreea and Bjork Lori ended up with 12 points each. Ferenczi Flavia delivered 29 points in the losing case.

Group South-East
Alexandria - Craiova 66-54
CSB Teleorman Alexandria improved to 4-0 record at the Seria SE after the win over Craiova 66:54. Nevena Saponjic (186-C-85) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Rus Georgiana netted 15 points. Sipos Anca ended up with 18 points in the losing effort.

Brasov - Iasi 67-43
BC Galactica Olimpia Brasov overcame Iasi 67:43 as Liliana Otrocol (172-G-79) stepped up with 19 points for the winners, Ivan Monica collected 18 points and 14 boards, while Ungureanu Raluca had 16 points and 11 caroms. Walker Danielle posted 12 points for the visiting side.

Rapid Bucur. - Olimpia 62-71
CS Rapid Bucuresti dropped to 1-3 record after the home loss from Olimpia 62:71. Cristina Bigica (182-F-92) erupted with 24 points for the guests and Ursu Sonia delivered 13. Diacona Florina produced 24 points in defeat and Burlakova Natalia netted 12.




Standings - Women
D1 Standings
North-West
 1. Sf.Gheorghe 4-0 
 2. ICIM Arad 3-0 
 3. Satu Mare 3-0 
 4. Oradea 1-2 
 5. Alba Iulia 1-3 
 6. Timisoara 0-3 
 7. Cluj Napoca 0-4 
South-East
 1. Alexandria 4-0 
 2. Craiova 2-1 
 3. Olimpia 2-1 
 4. Brasov 2-2 
 5. Iasi 1-2 
 6. Rapid Bucur. 1-3 
 7. Sp.Studentesc 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Florina DIACONA
  Rapid Bucur.
  (176-G-82)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Diacona, Rapid B.27.3 
 2. Ardeleanu, Sf.Gheor.21.8 
 3. Walker, Iasi20.7 
 4. Bigica, Olimpia20.0 
 5. Saponjic, Alexandria20.0 
 6. Sipos, Craiova18.0 
 7. Klein, Satu Mare18.0 
 8. Burlakova, Rapid B.17.7 
 9. Orosz, Satu Mare16.7 
 10. Rus, Alexandria16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fatou KANE
  Craiova
  (198-C-85)
  Avg: 14
 1. Kane, Craiova14.0 
 2. Terglav-T., Sf.Gheor.12.5 
 3. Tkachenko, Iasi11.3 
 4. Ducker, Satu Mare10.3 
 5. Ionescu, Olimpia10.3 
 6. Stanga, Sp.Stude.10.3 
 7. Ivan, Brasov10.0 
 8. Toma, ICIM A.10.0 
 9. Whitehead, Craiova10.0 
 10. Adi, Oradea9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Paula Cristina CIOCAN
  ICIM Arad
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ciocan, ICIM A.7.0 
 2. Tarta, Craiova5.0 
 3. Parau, Sf.Gheorghe4.8 
 4. Simionca, Craiova4.0 
 5. Bucica, Alexandria3.8 
 6. Cutas, Alexandria3.8 
 7. Diacona, Rapid B.3.7 
 8. Pavel, Rapid Bucur.3.0 
 9. Vass, Sf.Gheorghe3.0 
 10. Ciobanu, Brasov3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alina CHIVU
  Alexandria
  (177-F-90)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Chivu, Alexandria4.8 
 2. Ardeleanu, Sf.Gheor.4.3 
 3. Gliga, Craiova4.0 
 4. Boriga, ICIM A.4.0 
 5. Kane, Craiova4.0 
 6. Diacona, Rapid B.3.3 
 7. Vass, Sf.Gheorghe3.3 
 8. Grama, Brasov2.7 
 9. Cuatu, Sp.Stude.2.7 
 10. Walker, Iasi2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Natalia TERGLAV-TRATSIAK
  Sf.Gheorghe
  (195-C-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Terglav-T., Sf.Gheor.2.3 
 2. Kane, Craiova2.0 
 3. Craciun, Olimpia2.0 
 4. Toma, ICIM A.2.0 
 5. Lovasz, Sp.Stude.1.7 
 6. Ionescu, Olimpia1.3 
 7. Stanga, Sp.Stude.1.0 
 8. Tigan, Oradea1.0 
 9. Rus, Alexandria1.0 
 10. Bejan, Rapid Bucur.1.0 


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  RUSSIA - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tina CHARLES
  Nadezhda O.
  (193-C-88)
  Avg: 22
 1. Charles, Nadezhda.22.0 
 2. Lenshina, Dynamo K.19.0 
 3. Pleshkova, Cheva.18.0 
 4. Lacy, Spartak SP16.5 
 5. Davenport, Cheva.16.0 
 6. Quinn, Spartak .16.0 
 7. Belyakova, Spart.16.0 
 8. Kuzina, Dynamo M.15.5 
 9. Korstine, Spartak .15.0 
 10. Dabovic, Dy.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tina CHARLES
  Nadezhda O.
  (193-C-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Charles, Nadezhda.12.0 
 2. Davenport, Cheva.11.0 
 3. Vidmer, UMMC10.0 
 4. Nevzorova, Spart.9.5 
 5. Cherepanova, Cheva.9.0 
 6. Ivanova, Spartak N.9.0 
 7. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.9.0 
 8. Kuzina, Dynamo M.8.5 
 9. Bocharova, Dynamo K.8.0 
 10. Demagina, Spartak .8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Celine DUMERC
  UMMC
  (169-G-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Dumerc, UMMC7.5 
 2. Sytnyak, Dynamo M.6.5 
 3. Hammon, Nadezhda.6.5 
 4. Linkeviciene, Dynamo K.5.5 
 5. Davenport, Cheva.5.0 
 6. Dabovic, Dy.4.0 
 7. Arteshina, UMMC4.0 
 8. Ivanova, Spartak N.4.0 
 9. Pondexter, UMMC4.0 
 10. Lenshina, Dynamo K.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Natalja MELENTEVA
  Dynamo K.
  (185-F-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Melenteva, Dynamo K.5.0 
 2. Quinn, Spartak .4.0 
 3. Ciglar, Spartak SP4.0 
 4. Khodzhayan, Spart.4.0 
 5. Shchegoleva, Sparta.4.0 
 6. Keyru, Spartak SP3.5 
 7. Milanovich, Spart.3.0 
 8. Ivanova, Spartak N.3.0 
 9. Nolan, UMMC2.5 
 10. Speranskaya, Spart.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.5 
 2. Vidmer, UMMC2.0 
 3. Davenport, Cheva.2.0 
 4. Prince, Spartak .1.0 
 5. Sergeeva, Spart.1.0 
 6. Shilova, Dy.1.0 
 7. Melenteva, Dynamo K.1.0 
 8. Bolsunovskay., Dynam.1.0 
 9. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.0 
 10. Wauters, UMMC1.0 


Lenshina number one in Russia for round 2 - by Eurobasket News
Guard Raisa Lenshina (180-G-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Dynamo Kursk, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 21-year old player was the main contributor (20 points, two rebounds and two assists) to her team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's worst team Spartak SP (#10, 0-2) with 16-point margin 69-53. It allowed Dynamo Kursk to take over top position in the Russian A Superleague. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Dynamo Kursk won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Lenshina has many years of experience at Dynamo Kursk, through which he has constantly improved. Raisa Lenshina has solid league stats. She is in league's top in points (2nd best: 19.0ppg).

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old international center Tatiana Vidmer (191-C-86) of UMMC Ekaterinburg. Vidmer had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Of course she lead UMMC to another comfortable win outscoring Spartak M. (0-2) 95-47. Her team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Vidmer is well-known at UMMC and is a proven leader in her second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international center Marina Kuzina (195-C-85) of league's second-best Dynamo Moscow. Kuzina scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was a key player of Dynamo Moscow, leading her team to a 92-58 easy win against Spartak N. (#9, 0-2). Dynamo Moscow has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Kuzina also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Kuzina has a great season in Russia. After only 2 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.5ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 8.5rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Anastasia Bocharova (180-F-77) of Dynamo Kursk - 15 points and 9 rebounds
5. Jennifer Lacy (191-F/C-83) of Spartak SP - 16 points and 6 rebounds
6. Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) of UMMC - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Eugeniya Belyakova (182-G-86) of Spartak SP - 12 points and 8 rebounds
8. Natalja Melenteva (185-F-78) of Dynamo K. - 9 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Nelli Nevzorova (190-F-70) of Spartak N. - 15 points and 10 rebounds
10. Varvara Psareva (194-C-85) of Dynamo M. - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists


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  SLOVENIA - Women  


Kranjska Gora beat Celje in rematch of last Finals - by Zeljko Zule
Visiting Hit Kranjska Gora won the battle of unbeaten team, handing Celje defeat in a rematch of last four Play-Off Finals, recording a hard-fought 75-70 triumph. Teja Oblak (172-G-90) scored 34 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, while Nika Baric lead Celje with 26 points and 7 assists.
Celje-Hit Kranjska Gora 70-75: The largest lead for either team was 8 points. The game also had 14 lead changes. Sasa Panic hit a three-pointer to give Kranjska Gora lead, 71-68, with 59 seconds to play. Last attack of Celje was stopped with a foul, but Anja Klavzar missed both free throws with 0:07 remaining. Teja Oblak (172-G-90) had 36 points (2P 11-13, 3P 3-7), 6 rebounds and 3 assists, Eva Komplet scored 15 points and Natasa Radulovic 10. Celje made just 6-of-15 free throws. Nika Baric collected 26 points (2P 8-2, 3P 2-4) and 7 assists and Ana Turcinovic had 12 points and 7 rebounds before she fouled out.
Jezica-AJM Maribor 52-77: Maribor scored 26 consecutive points in the first period. Ljubica Kure finished with 33 points on shooting 13-of-14 from the field, Tjasa Unverdoben added 12 points, Martina Dover 11 and Katarina Ilijev 11. For Jezica, Ziva Macura had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Eva Rupnik scored 13 points.

Odeja-Grosuplje 64-49:



Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Teja OBLAK
  Hit Kran.Gora
  (172-G-90)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Oblak, Hit K.24.7 
 2. Oblak, Odeja KED21.0 
 3. Kure, AJM Maribor20.7 
 4. Baric, Merkur C.20.0 
 5. Baltic, AJM M.20.0 
 6. Jevtovic, Merkur C.18.0 
 7. Skof, Ilrija16.7 
 8. Gjerkes, Grosuplje16.0 
 9. Turcinovic, Merkur C.14.3 
 10. Macura, Jezica13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Barbara SKOF
  Ilrija
  (181-F-80)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Skof, Ilrija11.3 
 2. Baltic, AJM M.10.0 
 3. Jevtovic, Merkur C.10.0 
 4. Macura, Jezica9.8 
 5. Ljubenovic, Triglav8.7 
 6. Muhovic, Kozmetik.8.0 
 7. Vene, Ilrija7.3 
 8. Komplet, Hit K.7.0 
 9. Baloh, Kozmetik.6.7 
 10. Klancnik, GVT K.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Polona OBERC
  Ilrija
  (174-G/F-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Oberc, Ilrija7.0 
 2. Baric, Merkur C.6.0 
 3. Kolman, Grosuplje4.0 
 4. Kastelic, Grosuplje4.0 
 5. Jevtovic, Merkur C.4.0 
 6. Zdolsek, Triglav3.7 
 7. Baltic, AJM M.3.5 
 8. Skof, Ilrija3.3 
 9. Panic, Hit K.3.3 
 10. Serdinsek-B., Jez.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Klavdija OBLAK
  Odeja KED
  (170-G-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Oblak, Odeja KED4.5 
 2. Kolman, Grosuplje4.0 
 3. Oblak, Hit K.4.0 
 4. Oberc, Ilrija4.0 
 5. Zalar, Ilrija3.7 
 6. Serdinsek-B., Jez.3.3 
 7. Kastelic, Grosuplje3.0 
 8. Abramovic, Merkur C.3.0 
 9. Marjanovic, Jezica3.0 
 10. Zupancic, Grosuplje3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ajsa ZDOVC
  GVT Konjice
  (183-C-91)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Zdovc, GVT Konjice1.3 
 2. Cernivec, Triglav1.0 
 3. Ovsenik, Grosuplje1.0 
 4. Jevtovic, Merkur C.1.0 
 5. Skof, Ilrija1.0 
 6. Srot, GVT Konjice1.0 
 7. Vene, Ilrija1.0 
 8. Furman, AJM M.0.7 
 9. Polajzar, Kozmet.0.7 
 10. Jagodic, Merkur C.0.7 


Standings - Women
SKL Standings
 1. Hit Kran.Gora 3-0 
 2. Ilrija 3-0 
 3. AJM Maribor 3-1 
 4. Merkur Celje 3-1 
 5. GVT Konjice 2-1 
 6. Jezica 2-2 
 7. Odeja KED 1-2 
 8. Domzale 0-2 
 9. Grosuplje 0-2 
 10. Kozmetika Afr. 0-3 
 11. Triglav 0-3 


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  SPAIN - Women  


Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Nicole MICHAEL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Michael, Gran Canaria21.3 
 2. Murphy, Mariana18.8 
 3. Bonner, Rivas E.