EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/25/2010

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  ABA   


St.Louis Pioneers sign Dwayne Polk - by Gianni Pascucci
The ABA St.Louis Pioneers started their inaugural training camp last week and open this week by announcing that ultra quick and athletic Dwayne Polk (5'9''-G) will be their Point Guard. Polk is a legend in St.Louis and a proven winner. He attended Nationally Ranked Vashon High School in St.Louis Mo from 2000-2004 and was a 4-year starter, while playeing for legendary coach Floyd Irons. At Vashon, Polk led the Wolverines to 3 State Titles and as a senior he led Vashon to a 31-0 finish scoring 38 in the title game. Polk continued his college career at Saint Louis University where he was a 4-year starter. He is on SLUs all-time freshman lists for assists and steals. Polk won two team Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year Awards ( 2006 and 2007) on his way to leading the team to the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament semi-final game in 2007. He ranks seventh on SLUs all-time list for starts, and eleven on SLUs all time list for assists.
The Pioneer Coaching Staff is very excited about this signing and have said that Polk is the definition of a true point guard and always plays at a very high level. He simply has all the tools to go very far in this game. His quickness, outstanding shot and athletic ability is gonna be a serious problem for opposing point guards. The Pioneers are expected to announce 4 more signings within the next week..
For more informations about the Pioneers, go to www.stlpioneers.com


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  Cibona
  (202-G/F-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Bogdanovic, Cibona26.0 
 2. Lee, Radnicki K.23.3 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm20.3 
 4. Zoric, KK.17.8 
 5. Edwards, Cedevita17.8 
 6. Simmons, CEZ N.17.5 
 7. Dragicevic, Buduc.16.3 
 8. Nedovic, Crvena Z.16.0 
 9. Car, Zadar16.0 
 10. Ilievski, U.Olimpija15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Zoric, KK.9.3 
 2. Necas, CEZ Nymburk7.5 
 3. Bilan, Zadar7.0 
 4. Rakocevic, Igokea6.8 
 5. Macvan, Hemofarm6.8 
 6. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.5 
 7. Radosevic, Cibona6.5 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar6.3 
 9. Car, Zadar6.3 
 10. Pantic, Igokea6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Draper, Cedevita7.0 
 2. Nissim, CEZ N.6.7 
 3. Nedovic, Crvena Z.4.7 
 4. Morovic, Siroki TT4.3 
 5. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.0 
 6. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.0 
 7. Renfroe, KK.4.0 
 8. Krstovic, Hemofarm3.8 
 9. Necas, CEZ Nymburk3.8 
 10. Pavkovic, Hemofarm3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Draper, Cedevita2.8 
 2. Renfroe, KK.2.8 
 3. Jagodnik, U.Olimpija2.5 
 4. Ilievski, U.Olimpija2.5 
 5. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.3 
 6. Vitkovac, Igokea2.3 
 7. Mihailovic, Buducnost2.0 
 8. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.2.0 
 9. Nedovic, Crvena Z.2.0 
 10. Radosevic, Cibona2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher BOOKER
  Krka
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 1
 1. Booker, Krka1.0 
 2. Vesely, Partizan1.0 
 3. Pinkney, U.Olimpija1.0 
 4. Milosevic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 5. Nikolic, Crvena Zvez.1.0 
 6. Kasun, KK.1.0 
 7. Delas, Cibona0.8 
 8. Dragicevic, Buduc.0.8 
 9. Zoric, KK.0.8 
 10. Bilan, Zadar0.8 


Cedevita targets Trent Plaisted - by Eurobasket News
According to Croatian media, Cedevita wants to add new American to its roster. The Croatian outfit is close to sign a deal with Trent Plaisted (211-F/C-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: BYU), former player of Zadar. Plaisted was trying to secure the deal in NBA, but after Philadelphia 76ers released him recently it was clear he will not make it. Cedevita quickly reacted and they are close to sign the player for rest of the season. Plaisted supposes to replace Aaron Pettway (211-C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma St.).

Round Four: No undefeated teams any longer - by Eurobasket News
Cibona - U.Olimpija 84-81
Cibona closed Round Four with 84-81 home win against Union Olimpija. Bojan Bogdanovic (202-G/F-89) exploded for the hosts with 33 points. Tomislav Zubcic (214-C/F-90, agency: Beo Basket) also was great adding 18 points and 6 boards. In the loosing squad, Kevinn Pinkney (207-F-83, college: Nevada) collected 20 points and 7 rebs. Cibona 2-2, Union Olimpija 3-1 (first loss).

Partizan - Cedevita 80-72
Second win for Partizan and at the same time first loss for Cedevita. Nathan Jawai (207-C-86, college: Midland CC) stepped up for the hosts with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Visitors got 27 points from Corsley Edwards (206-C/F-79, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Cent.Conn.St.).

Hemofarm - Siroki TT 92-82
Hemofarm celebrated third victory of the season mostly owing to Milan Macvan (205-F-89), who came up with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) helped with 15 points and 6 assists. In Siroki (1-3), Ivan Grgat (210-C/F-74, agency: Court Side) had 17 points and 8 rebs.

Igokea - Crvena Zvez. 77-59
Both teams were winless before this meeting. The Bosnian squad grabbed the first victory mostly thanks to Lans Harris (195-G-84, college: Kansas St.), who had 20 points and 5 rebounds. Brian Chase (178-G-81, college: Virginia Tech) added 16 points and 6 assists. In Crvena Zvezda (0-4), Dusan Katnic (194-G-89, agency: Beo Basket) shined with 22 points and 5 rebounds. He made 5 of 7 attempts from behind the arc.

Zadar - CEZ Nymburk 73-60
First victory for Zadar, who got 23 points and 7 rebounds from Marko Car (188-G/F-85). Jakov Vladovic (186-G-83) netted 11 points for the hosts. On the other side, CEZ Nymburk got 14 pts from Chester Simmons (198-G-82, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Washington) facing with the first loss this season.

Krka - KK Zagreb CO 65-63
Tiny home with for Krka, who moved up to 2-2 in the league. Simon Petrov (189-G-76) was the leading scorer in Slovenian champion with 11 points. All of their players managed to score in this game. Zagreb got 22 pts and 7 rebs from Mario Kasun (213-C-80). They faced with the first loss this season.

Buducnost - Radnicki K. 95-61
Buducnost destroyed Radnicki Kragujevac (1-3) joining group of the teams with 3-1 record. Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) top-scored in victory with 18 points. Marko Simonovic (202-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) followed closely with 14 pts. In defeat, Vladislav Dragojlovic (207-C-79, agency: Beo Basket) was good with 18 pts and 5 rebs.


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  ARGENTINA   


Franca win Liga Sudamericana Group A - by Eurobasket News
Franca - Boca Juniors 88:75

Franca earned the third straight win at Liga Sudamericana. They knocked down Boca Juniors to clinch the top position in Group A. Both teams advanced into the final round of the tournament. Vitor Benite (190-F/G-90) knocked down 19 points to lead Franca in this one.
The Brazilian side fired 27 points in the first quarter to pull in front. They earned a 10-point lead at the first intermission. Franca stayed dominant in the second period. They limited Boca Juniors to only 12 points in ten minutes to take a 19-point halftime advantage. The Argentinean side tried to bounce back in the third term. They poured in 24 points to narrow the gap at 11-point margin. Boca Juniors got even closer as they cut the deficit at five points 59:64. But William Drudi (206-C/F-81) and Vitor Benite helped the hosts ran away with the victory.
William Drudi provided 17 points and 10 rebounds for Franca. Marcio Dornelles (194-F-75) added 14 points in the victory. Cedric Moodie (187-G-78, college: Indianapolis) answered with 21 points for Boca Juniors. Fernando Martina (202-F/C-81) had 19 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Franca: Vitor Benite 19, William Drudi 17+10 boards, Marcio Dornelles 14
Boca Juniors: Cedric Moodie 21, Fernando Martina 19



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Chris Commons claims ASEAN League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Chris Commons (204-F-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for Brunei Barracudas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 26-year old forward had the game-high 38 points adding seven rebounds for Barracudas in his team's victory, helping them to crush Satria Muda (1-3) with 16-point margin 87-71. Barracudas maintains the 4th position in ASEAN League O. 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 Commons had a remarkable 52.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Barracudas' top player in his first season with the team. Univ.of S.Carolina - Aiken graduate has very impressive stats this year. Commons is league's best scorer averaging so far 27.5ppg. Commons is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 9.0rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old Canadian forward Alexander Hartman (201-F-85) of Westsports KL Dragons. Hartman impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course KL Dragons cruised to a 81-74 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Singapore S. (#3, 2-2). KL Dragons' 5th position in the standings has not changed. 3 lost games is too many comparing to just one victory KL Dragons managed to get this year. Hartman is a newcomer at KL Dragons 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 26.0ppg (#2).

The third best performed player last round was American Antoine Broxsie (209-F-79) of Satria Muda Britama Jakarta (#6). Broxsie scored 17 points and grabbed twenty three rebounds (!!!). Despite Broxsie's great performance Satria Muda lost 71-87 to Barracudas (1-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Satria Muda can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-3 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Broxsie he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. The season just started for Broxsie as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Christopher Garnett (211-C-80) of Barracudas - 16 points, 21 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Marcus Morrison (198-G/F-84) of Satria Muda - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Bryan Faundo (198-C-84) of Barracudas - 16 points and 17 rebounds
7. Leonidez Avenido (186-G) of Singapore S. - 22 points and 7 rebounds
8. Nakiea Miller (205-C-79) of KL Dragons - 17 points and 13 rebounds
9. Kyle Jeffers (206-C-85) of Singapore S. - 14 points and 12 rebounds
10. Marcus Skinner (201-F-86) of Singapore S. - 17 points and 7 rebounds


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  AUSTRALIA   


Damian Martin Snags Round 2 Award. - by Danny Russell
International guard Damian Martin (188-G-84, college: Loyola Marymount) from the Perth Wildcats wins the Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. In his first game of the week at the New Zealand Breakers he put up 11 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block without turning the ball over as the Wildcats went down 94-96. It was his second match of the round a dominant performance over the Melbourne Tigers that takes the cake Martin finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, 3 blocks leading the Wildcats to a 91-66 victory.

Runner up for POW this week is Gold Coast Blaze recruit Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.), he just might be the off-seasons biggest coup as he regains the form from his days leading the Dragons to the title. In his first home game for the Blaze he lead them in a come back overtime 94-90 win over the Townsville Crocs. Worthington finished with 26 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist, 1 block.

Coming in 3rd after another excellent performance off the bench is Kevin Braswell (188-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgetown) from the New Zealand Breakers. Braswell was key in their come back triumph over the Perth Wildcats hitting big shots down the stretch. Overall he finished with 21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block.

4. Gary Ervin (186-G-83, college: Arkansas) of Hawks - 25 points and 3 assists.
5. Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) of Wildcats - 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals over 2 games.
6. Anthony Petrie (203-F/C-83) of Blaze - 17 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal.
7. Ian Crosswhite (212-C-82, college: Oregon) of Taipans - 17 points, 9 rebounds.
8. Alexander Loughton (205-F/C-83, college: ODU) of Taipans - 20 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist, 1 block.
9. Thomas Abercrombie (198-G/F-87, college: Washington St.) of Breakers - 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block.
10. CJ Bruton (188-G-75, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Indian Hills CC) of Breakers - 17 points, 3 assists, 3 blocks , 2 rebounds.


NBL round 2 Wrap - by Danny Russell
The second week of competition kicked off with the New Zealand Breakers thrilling the home crowd with a 96-94 comeback win over title favourite Perth Wildcats. Kevin Braswell (188-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgetown) lead the Breakers with 21 points, while Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) scored a game high 26 for the Wildcats, while Australia Boomers guard Damian Martin (188-G-84, college: Loyola Marymount) had another all around performance with 11 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steals, 1 block and 0 turnovers.


Wollongong Hawks American Gary Ervin (186-G-83, college: Arkansas) hit the game winning freethrow to bury the Townsville Crocodiles in their first of 2 road games this week. Ervin paced the Hawks with a game high 25 points, while for the Crocs Luke Schenscher (216-C-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgia Tech) controlled the paint with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks for his new club.


The Cairns Taipans continued the trend of home teams winning this round as they lead at every break finishing with a 84-75 win over the Adelaide 36ers. Alexander Loughton (205-F/C-83, college: ODU) top scored on the night with 20 points for the Taipans, helped by teammate Ian Crosswhite (212-C-82, college: Oregon) 17 point, 9 rebounds. The visiting 36ers were lead by Adam Ballinger (205-F-79, college: Michigan St.) 16 points and 7 rebounds.


The Townsville Crocs suffered another tight loss as the Gold Coast Blaze managed a 15 point 2nd half comeback to force overtime and then close out the game for a 94-90 win. Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) was the standout for the home Blaze with 26 points and 6 rebounds, for the Crocs Michael Cedar (195-G-86) hit 5 three pointers from 7 attempts for his 17 points to be the Crocs second best scorer behind American Will Blalock (183-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) with 18.


The Perth Wildcats finally opened their account for the season smashing the Melbourne Tigers 91-66 in Melbourne. PG Damian Martin was the standout for Perth with a great all around performance of 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists and 3 blocks. Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83, college: ORU) led the Tigers with 16 points as he converts to playing the 3 this season.




Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 26
 1. Ervin, Hawks26.0 
 2. Redhage, Wildcats20.7 
 3. Loughton, Taipans20.5 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.20.0 
 5. Braswell, Breakers18.5 
 6. Worthington, Blaze17.0 
 7. Harvey, Blaze16.5 
 8. DeVries, 36ers16.0 
 9. Gruber, Hawks16.0 
 10. Ubaka, Taipans16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Holmes, 36ers12.0 
 2. Khazzouh, Sydney K.11.5 
 3. Vukona, Breakers10.5 
 4. Nevill, Tigers10.0 
 5. Abercrombie, Break.9.0 
 6. DeVries, 36ers7.5 
 7. Petrie, Blaze7.5 
 8. Crosswhite, Taipa.7.5 
 9. Gruber, Hawks7.0 
 10. Schenscher, Croco.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  36ers
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Carter, 36ers6.0 
 2. Cooper, Sydney K.5.0 
 3. DeVries, 36ers4.5 
 4. Gibson, Blaze4.0 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats4.0 
 6. Saville, Hawks3.5 
 7. Grizzard, Sydney K.3.5 
 8. Holmes, 36ers3.5 
 9. Tragardh, Tigers3.5 
 10. Martin, Wildcats3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.3.0 
 2. Gibson, Blaze3.0 
 3. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 4. Forman, Hawks2.0 
 5. Burston, Tigers2.0 
 6. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 7. Saville, Hawks2.0 
 8. Blalock, Crocodiles1.3 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats1.3 
 10. Maye, Blaze1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ervin, Hawks2.5 
 2. Anthony, Breakers2.0 
 3. Devendorf, Tigers2.0 
 4. Vukona, Breakers2.0 
 5. Weigh, Wildcats1.3 
 6. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.0 
 7. Gibson, Blaze1.0 
 8. Crawford, Croco.1.0 
 9. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 10. Dann, Sydney K.1.0 


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


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  AUSTRIA   


A Bundesliga Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Worthersee - Furstenfeld 67-95
Nice road win for the Furstenfeld Panthers, who improved to 3-1 record in the league. Bryant Matthews (201-G/F-82, college: Virginia Tech) shined for the guests with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Worthersee (0-4) got 20 points from Erik Rhinehart (206-F-82, college: Olivet Nazarene).

Gussing - UBSC Graz 52-73
Easy one for UBSC Graz, who joined group of the teams with 3-1 record. Dragan Miletic (195-G-82) shined in victory with 22 points. Graz had four more players with double-digits in scoring. In Gussing (1-3), Sebastian Koch (201-F-88) scored 18 points.

BC Vienna - Klosterneub. 70-98
Klosterneuburg drained 98 points in this game, what was more than enough for comfortable victory. Curtis Bobb (198-G/F-78, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Utah St.) and Christoph Nagler (194-G-84) (6 rebs) were the leading players in Klosterneuburg with 24 and 23 points respectively. Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78, agency: World Sport Agency) exploded with 36 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists for the hosts.

Gmunden - Oberwart 44-63
The Gunners celebrated third victory of the season getting 17 points from Kelvin Parker (183-G-82, college: NW Missouri St.). Hannes Ochsenhofer (186-G-85) and Joe Dean Shawn (199-F-87, college: Nevada) had 14 points apiece. In Gmunden (2-2), Dan Oppland (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Valparaiso) had double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Kapfenberg - Arkadia 78-64
Third victory this season for the Bulls and at the same time second loss for Arkadia. Larry Gordon (196-F-87, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Cal Poly Pomona) stepped up for the hosts with 22 points and 12 rebounds. He reached valuation 27 and was MVP of this meeting. Fabricio Vay (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances) collected 23 points and 5 assists in defeat.

St.Polten - Wels 81-85
Tilo Klette (206-C/F-77) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds leading his Wels to road win against St Polten. Tony Lee (185-G-86, college: Robert Morris) helped with 19 points. For the home side, Thomas Schreiner (195-G-87) collected 23 points and 5 assists.


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Furstenfeld 3-1 
 2. Kapfenberg 3-1 
 3. Oberwart 3-1 
 4. UBSC Graz 3-1 
 5. Wels 3-1 
 6. Arkadia 2-2 
 7. Gmunden 2-2 
 8. Klosterneub. 2-2 
 9. St.Polten 2-2 
 10. Gussing 1-3 
 11. BC Vienna 0-4 
 12. Worthersee 0-4 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 31
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna31.0 
 2. Vay, Arkadia24.8 
 3. Miletic, UBSC G.21.5 
 4. Klette, Wels21.3 
 5. Schreiner, St.Po.20.7 
 6. Nagler, Klostern.20.5 
 7. Rhinehart, Worth.18.5 
 8. Shavies, Furstenf.18.0 
 9. Jandl, St.Polten17.5 
 10. Alexander, Furstenf.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tilo KLETTE
  Wels
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 11
 1. Klette, Wels11.0 
 2. Volcic, Oberwart10.5 
 3. Slack, Gmunden10.0 
 4. Johnson, Oberwart9.8 
 5. Carr, Furstenfeld9.0 
 6. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.8.8 
 7. Vay, Arkadia8.3 
 8. Opoku, St.Polten7.8 
 9. Chappell, Klostern.7.3 
 10. Heard, Gussing6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenfeld
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.7.7 
 2. Danek, Arkadia6.3 
 3. Carr, BC Vienna6.0 
 4. Stazic, BC Vienna5.5 
 5. Woschank, Kapfe.4.8 
 6. Parker, Oberwart4.5 
 7. Sallomon, Klostern.3.5 
 8. Lanegger, Kapfe.3.5 
 9. Lee, Wels3.5 
 10. Boylan, Gmunden3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas SCHREINER
  St.Polten
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Schreiner, St.Po.3.3 
 2. Slack, Gmunden3.3 
 3. Woschank, Kapfe.3.0 
 4. Stazic, BC Vienna3.0 
 5. Parker, Oberwart2.8 
 6. Fields, Wels2.8 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.2.7 
 8. Jandl, St.Polten2.3 
 9. Shawn, Oberwart2.3 
 10. Carr, Furstenfeld2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tilo KLETTE
  Wels
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Klette, Wels1.8 
 2. Slack, Gmunden1.7 
 3. Graham, UBSC G.1.5 
 4. Vay, Arkadia1.5 
 5. Heard, Gussing1.5 
 6. Pekovic, BC Vienna1.5 
 7. Hampton, Furstenf.1.3 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.0 
 9. Akingbade, Furstenf.1.0 
 10. Volcic, Oberwart0.8 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja22.0 
 2. Saage, Rakvere21.0 
 3. Osby, TT.20.4 
 4. Orelikas, Rudupis18.5 
 5. Kaufmanis, Valmiera18.0 
 6. Kjellbom, Norrkoping17.7 
 7. Staniulis, Perlas16.3 
 8. Talts, TU/Rock16.0 
 9. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.8 
 10. Gvezdauskas, Siauliai15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Scott WILSON
  Zemgale
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Wilson, Zemgale13.0 
 2. Stimac, Ventspils10.3 
 3. Osby, TT.9.4 
 4. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.2 
 5. Veski, Rakvere9.0 
 6. Staniulis, Perlas9.0 
 7. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.8 
 8. Krabbendam, Kalev/Cr.8.5 
 9. Cresnar, Nevezis8.0 
 10. Jankauskas, Rudupis8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Techasas
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Ezerskis, Techasas8.0 
 2. Dainys, Rudupis7.5 
 3. Peciukeviciu., Sakal.7.0 
 4. Rinkevicius, Techasas6.0 
 5. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.6.0 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale6.0 
 7. Kriisa, TT.6.0 
 8. Maceina, Juventus5.0 
 9. Viskontas, Perlas4.5 
 10. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Scott WILSON
  Zemgale
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Wilson, Zemgale4.0 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.0 
 3. Razutis, Naglis-A.4.0 
 4. Ezerskis, Techasas4.0 
 5. Saage, Rakvere3.5 
 6. Anderson, Ventspils2.5 
 7. Dorbek, Rakvere2.5 
 8. Pilk, TT.2.4 
 9. Bedritis, Valmiera2.3 
 10. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Simas GALDIKAS
  Neptunas
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Galdikas, Neptunas3.0 
 2. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.2 
 3. Jezukevicius, Sakalai2.0 
 4. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.7 
 5. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 6. Jankauskas, Rudupis1.3 
 7. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.3 
 8. Staniulis, Perlas1.3 
 9. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 
 10. Berzins, VEF Riga1.2 


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


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  BELGIUM   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher HILL
  Charleroi
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 21
 1. Hill, Charleroi21.0 
 2. Lojeski, Oostende18.6 
 3. Waters, Verviers.18.5 
 4. Freeman, Verviers.18.5 
 5. Wilson, Antwerp18.0 
 6. Broyles, Charleroi18.0 
 7. Lowhorn, Leuven17.7 
 8. Agudio, Verviers.16.0 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.0 
 10. Copeland, Aalstar16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian GREENE
  Charleroi
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Greene, Charleroi11.0 
 2. Randle, Gent9.3 
 3. Emerson, Gent7.7 
 4. Gay, Verviers-Pep.7.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar7.0 
 6. Mejri, Antwerp6.6 
 7. Hilliard, Aalstar6.5 
 8. Freeman, Verviers.6.5 
 9. Jackson, Verviers.6.5 
 10. Thomas, Oostende6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Verviers-Pep.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Waters, Verviers.6.0 
 2. Hatten, M.Hainaut5.0 
 3. Mallet, Charleroi4.0 
 4. Burrell, Aalstar4.0 
 5. Riddick, Charleroi4.0 
 6. Mitchell, Oostende3.8 
 7. Johnson, Aalstar3.8 
 8. Dagunduro, Leuven3.7 
 9. Green, Oostende3.4 
 10. Hopkins, Antwerp3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  M.Hainaut
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hatten, M.Hainaut3.8 
 2. Hill, Charleroi3.0 
 3. Jenkins, Liege2.7 
 4. Dagunduro, Leuven2.7 
 5. Wilson, Antwerp2.3 
 6. Rose, Gent2.3 
 7. Cage, M.Hainaut2.3 
 8. Hopkins, Antwerp2.2 
 9. Mallet, Charleroi2.0 
 10. Papac, Liege2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Mejri, Antwerp2.2 
 2. Freeman, Verviers.2.0 
 3. Riddick, Charleroi2.0 
 4. Broyles, Charleroi1.0 
 5. Ebong, Oostende1.0 
 6. Johnson, Aalstar1.0 
 7. Faison, Oostende0.8 
 8. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 9. Randle, Gent0.7 
 10. Agudio, Verviers.0.5 


D1 Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
M.Hainaut - Verviers-Pep. 100-87
Dexia Mons-Hainaut scored 100 points, what was enough for comfortable win against Pepinster. Marcus Hatten (186-G-80, college: St.John's) stepped up for the hosts with 24 points and 8 assists. Visitors got 23 points and 7 boards from Brandon Gay (203-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: San Diego). Mons 3-1, Pepinster 1-1.

Antwerp - Oostende 60-58
Tiny home win for Antwerp, who improved to 2-3 record in the league. Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius) shined for the Giants with 18 points. Timothy Black (178-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Barton (NC)) added 14 pts and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii) delivered 16 points.

M.Hainaut - Antwerp 85-75
This game was played on October 20 and Dexia Mons-Hainaut was better than Antwerp 85-75. Ron Lewis (193-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Ohio St.) was the leading player in victory with 22 points. Ben McCauley (206-F/C-86, college: N.Carolina St.) followed him with 15 pts. For the guests, Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) delivered 17 points.

Liege - Gent 67-61
First victory of the season for Liege, who got 18 points and 5 rebounds from Michael Jenkins (191-G-86, college: Winthrop). Cedric Bozeman (198-G-83, college: UCLA) scored 15 points. In Gent, J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, college: Cleveland St.) delivered 14 points.


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Brotnjo Citluk 1-0 
 2. Capljina 1-0 
 3. Hercegovac 1-0 
 4. Kakanj 1-0 
 5. Sloboda Dita 1-0 
 6. Zrinjski MC 1-0 
 7. Mladost MG 0-0 
 8. Borac Nektar 0-1 
 9. Bosna S. 0-1 
 10. Celik 0-1 
 11. SL IAT Leotar 0-1 
 12. Slavija 0-1 
 13. Varda 0-1 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki TT


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  BRAZIL   


Franca win Liga Sudamericana Group A - by Eurobasket News
Franca - Boca Juniors 88:75

Franca earned the third straight win at Liga Sudamericana. They knocked down Boca Juniors to clinch the top position in Group A. Both teams advanced into the final round of the tournament. Vitor Benite (190-F/G-90) knocked down 19 points to lead Franca in this one.
The Brazilian side fired 27 points in the first quarter to pull in front. They earned a 10-point lead at the first intermission. Franca stayed dominant in the second period. They limited Boca Juniors to only 12 points in ten minutes to take a 19-point halftime advantage. The Argentinean side tried to bounce back in the third term. They poured in 24 points to narrow the gap at 11-point margin. Boca Juniors got even closer as they cut the deficit at five points 59:64. But William Drudi (206-C/F-81) and Vitor Benite helped the hosts ran away with the victory.
William Drudi provided 17 points and 10 rebounds for Franca. Marcio Dornelles (194-F-75) added 14 points in the victory. Cedric Moodie (187-G-78, college: Indianapolis) answered with 21 points for Boca Juniors. Fernando Martina (202-F/C-81) had 19 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Franca: Vitor Benite 19, William Drudi 17+10 boards, Marcio Dornelles 14
Boca Juniors: Cedric Moodie 21, Fernando Martina 19



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  BRUNEI   


BONG RETURNS WITH A BANG!!! - by Ozell Wells
COACH Geraldo Ramos started his second stint with the Brunei Barracudas in style guiding the Bruneians to an 87-70 victory over Satria Muda BritAma in Jakarta last night.

The victory helped by a monstrous 36-point performance by Chris Commons (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken) snapped a three-game losing streak for the Barracudas. It was also their first victory in the sophomore season of the Asean Basketball League (ABL).

Contested at the BritAma Arena in Jakarta, third time was the charm for Brunei's first professional basketball team having lost to the Indonesian side 97-62 on Nov 8 and 98-84 on Jan 10.

Ramos arrived on Wednesday for his second stint as head coach of the Barracudas and made immediate impact despite only having had three training sessions with the team before the Jakarta game.

'It may be confusing for the players having just been introduced to my system. We arrived late yesterday (Friday in Jakarta) but I told the players that they should shoot around to see the court. I told them to try their best in the game, not to give 70-80 per cent but 30- 40 per cent on execution would be enough,' said Ramos after the victory.

'We still have lots of work to do and we'll continue to train everyday. We won today (Saturday) because the players executed really well.'

Ozell Wells, Ramos's predecessor and the current assistant coach, had named Barracudas' two American imports as the most dominant and Commons, who went 13/30 from the field, really showed what he was capable of yesterday.

'I'm sick of losing. We started the season 0-3 and I felt that I didn't get to push as much as I could. What I wanted to do was just try help my team to win so I came out and did what I needed,' said Commons, who added seven rebounds.

Nonetheless, it was team effort that propelled the Barracudas to victory. The other American import, Chris Garnett, also had a productive game with 16 points and 21 rebounds including a game-high of four
COURTESY OF BRUNEI TIMES


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  CHILE   


UDECONCE beat Aleman at San Pedro with signature third Quarter rise - by Rodrigo Hunrichse
Sunday afternoon, the new Concepcion classic for Group A was played in San Pedro, it was for UDECONCE, but flat at the end of the first half.

CD Universidad de Concepcion without Eduardo Marechal (186-G-85), but reinforced with Sebastian Figueroa (175-G-88), comfortably beat Aleman after a close first half, disctinctive changing routes on the third quarter gaining a lead that was to be unreachable for Aleman Concepcion.

I interviewed Coach Rodolfo Caceres before the game, then after: Matias Villagran (198-C-88) (returning from an injury), reliable Albert Gueneau de Mussy, Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83) and Jackie Rogers (203-F-78, college: Massachusetts).

Next week both teams play weak Osorno Basquetbol down South, to revenge Monday in Casa del Deporte.

A detailed report to be filled soon.

20101024, by Rod Hunrichse.



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  COLOMBIA   


FEDERATION CUP 2010, PLAYOFFS 1ST ROUND SATURDAY RESULTS - by Victor Garcia
Piratas defeated the Cucuta Norte team with a great game of it young point guard Gianluca Bacci, again Tony Ruiz began the game trying to force the game in the paint with Chris Jackson and Heberth Bayona, but Piratas found answer in the offensive side with Harrison and Briones from the jumpball, in the second half Cucuta defense went harder over Harrison and the Baccis time arrive, the Piratas point guard took over its shoulder the offensive load using his quickness and great defense, Bacci finished the third quarter with 16 pts , 5 assits and 3 steals, Eleuterio Renteria in Cucuta had a good game leading the red and black team, but in the last quarter Piratas defense make the Cucuta Norte players feel the effort, and with a good close if the game Piratas got the important victory.
Piratas 93 G. Bacci 30 pts.
Cucuta Norte 85 E. Renteria 20 pts.

Arrieros playing without its starting pointguard Heissler Guillento reached its second victory in Cali against Fastbreak, the red team really challenged Arrieros, forcing them to play very focused, the score was always close, Arrieros leaded by 4 at the first quarter but just by 1 at the half, in the third Fastbreal lost the focus and allowed Arrieros took a 9 points lead but in the last Fastbreak again found offensive rhythm and finished tied to 89 pts, in the overtime Stalin Ortiz leaded Arrieros to the victory.
Arrieros 107 S. Ortiz 31 pts.
Fastbreak 104 C. Patton 27 pts.



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  CROATIA   


Denis Toroman joins Levice - by Eurobasket News
According to the reports from Croatian media, Denis Toroman (194-G-82) is set to continue his career in Slovakia. Croatian guard journeyman has reportedly agreed a deal with BC Levice for the upcoming season. Toroman is coming from Swedish outfit Eco Orbero where he played with success last season. He is also joining Head Coach Ivan Stanisak with whom he has worked at Swedish team last season. Levice is currently in 9th place in Slovakian league, and Toroman is expected to help the team rise up on the standings. The player is set to join his new teammates and will be making his debut in the next round of Slovakian League.
Denis Toroman is a product of Cibona youth system with whom he has won Croatian Junior Title in 2000. He made his professional debut during 2000-2001 season as member of Benston Zagreb. That same season he was loaned to Focus where he averaged 14.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Following year he moved to Hungarian outfit Marc Kormend, and midway through the season he moved to Olimpija Ljubljana. In 5 games he averaged 5.2 points and 2.0 rebounds, and has also won Adriatic League with Olimpija. After his second stint with Kormend, during which he has won National Title in 2003, Toroman signed with Sibenka at the start of 2004-2005 season. After three seasons with Sibenka, Torman moved to Azad University in Iran but in September of 2006 he moved back to BC Grude. Toroman also played for the likes of Atomeromu SE Paks and Luka Koper before signing with Eco Orbero in November of 2009. Last season, Toroman appeared in 20 league games for Eco Orbero posting averages of 12.5 points and 3.3 assists per game.


Cedevita targets Trent Plaisted - by Eurobasket News
According to Croatian media, Cedevita wants to add new American to its roster. The Croatian outfit is close to sign a deal with Trent Plaisted (211-F/C-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: BYU), former player of Zadar. Plaisted was trying to secure the deal in NBA, but after Philadelphia 76ers released him recently it was clear he will not make it. Cedevita quickly reacted and they are close to sign the player for rest of the season. Plaisted supposes to replace Aaron Pettway (211-C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma St.).

A1 Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Borik - Alkar Sinj 79-44
Borik closed Round Three with 79-44 blowout win against Alkar Sinj. Ivan Mikulic (194-G-91) shined for the hosts with 19 points and 10 rebounds (valuation 25). Ante Delas (201-G/F-88) delivered 12 points in defeat. Borik 3-0, Alkar 2-1.

Darda - Dubrava 69-63
First victory of the season for Darda, who got 16 points from Gamma Kamaldin (203-F/C-80). Austin Swift (196-G-89, college: Cal Poly Pomona) followed him with 12 pts. In the loosing squad (0-3), Dalibor Bagaric collected 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Zabok - KK Split 72-81
Road win for Split, who kept the perfect record after three games. Srdan Subotic (193-G-80) came up with 20 points for the guests, while Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) added 18 points and 7 rebounds. Zabok (1-2) got 21 points from Ivan Tomeljak (194-G-79).

Svjetlost - Dubrovnik 83-70
Svjetlost was better than Dubrovnik so both teams have 1-2 record now. Srdan Helbich (205-F/C-76) top-scored for the hosts with 16 points. Maro Lucic (202-C-80) also had 16 points in this game, but for the guests.

Kvarner 2010 - Trogir 91-74
Second win for Kvarner and at the same time second defeat for Trogir. Brent Ragsdale (192-G-86, college: Kennesaw St.) (5 rebs, 7 as) and Franko Filipovic (204-F-87) scored 23 points each for the winners. Josip Blajic (192-G-87) collected 16 points and 9 assists in defeat.


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
 1. Borik 3-0 
 2. KK Split 3-0 
 3. Alkar Sinj 2-1 
 4. Kvarner 2010 2-1 
 5. Darda 1-2 
 6. Dubrovnik 1-2 
 7. Svjetlost 1-2 
 8. Trogir 1-2 
 9. Zabok 1-2 
 10. Dubrava 0-3 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Zagreb CO
 4. Zadar


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Josip BLAJIC
  Trogir
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Blajic, Trogir18.3 
 2. Skific, Borik18.3 
 3. Vujcic, KK Split17.0 
 4. Ragsdale, Kvarner .16.7 
 5. Lucic, Dubrovnik15.5 
 6. Krapic, Zabok15.0 
 7. Basic, Dubrava14.7 
 8. Basljan, Dubrava14.7 
 9. Dosen, Dubrovnik14.5 
 10. Kamaldin, Darda14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante KRAPIC
  Zabok
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Krapic, Zabok11.0 
 2. Bagaric, Dubrava11.0 
 3. Vukicevic, Svjetlost9.0 
 4. Radic, Alkar Sinj8.5 
 5. Saric, Dubrava7.0 
 6. Basljan, Dubrava7.0 
 7. Perincic, Zabok7.0 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split6.0 
 9. Krolo, Darda5.7 
 10. Mikulic, Borik5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Josip BLAJIC
  Trogir
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Blajic, Trogir6.0 
 2. Sarac, Svjetlost5.0 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok5.0 
 4. Jugo, Kvarner 20104.7 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost4.0 
 6. Katic, KK Split4.0 
 7. Subotic, KK Split3.5 
 8. Peric, Dubrovnik3.5 
 9. Ragsdale, Kvarner .3.3 
 10. Mikulic, Borik2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jure SKIFIC
  Borik
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Skific, Borik4.0 
 2. Jugo, Kvarner 20103.0 
 3. Swift, Darda2.7 
 4. Helbich, Svjetlost2.5 
 5. Ragsdale, Kvarner .2.3 
 6. Sarac, Svjetlost2.0 
 7. Maric, Svjetlost2.0 
 8. Maric, Borik2.0 
 9. Pavic, Borik1.7 
 10. Mimica, KK Split1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dario SARIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (205-F/C-94)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Saric, Dubrava2.5 
 2. Vitali, Trogir2.0 
 3. Karac, Dubrovnik2.0 
 4. Vukicevic, Svjetlost1.5 
 5. Sarlija, Borik1.3 
 6. Ragsdale, Kvarner .1.3 
 7. Bagaric, Dubrava1.0 
 8. Sobin, KK Split1.0 
 9. Ridl, Darda1.0 
 10. Diminic, Trogir1.0 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


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


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


NBL Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Basketbol Brno - Novy Jicin 75-85
Novy Jicin improved to 4-1 record beating Basketbol Brno 85:75. Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) paced all the winners with 16 points, while Pandula Dusan delivered 13. Sedmak Peter ended up with 17 points in the losing case and Maio Sebastien scored 15.

Svitavy - B&W Opava 87-84
Basketbal QANTO Svitavy celebrated the initial victory at the League beating B&W Opava 87:84. Tomas Teply (190-G-87) brought 25 points for the winners and Kramny Radim collected 19 points and 11 rebounds. Six players scored in double figures for the guests as Blazek Jakub posted 16.

BK Prostejov - BK Pardubice 85-87
BK Prostejov lost to BK Pardubice 85:87 in the top game of the Regular Season Round 5 as the latter got 4-0 record on top. Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) brought the league-leaders 19 points and Bohacik Petr followed him with 16. Landry Kyle and Veikalas Benas produced 17 points each in defeat.

NH Ostrava - Plzen 115-73
NH Ostrava smashed Plzen 115:73 to take 3-2 record in the standings. Lukas Palyza (204-F-89) stepped up with 26 points and Stuchly Marek as well as Mason Alton posted 16 points each. Novak Pavel finished the night with 14 points for the visiting side.

BK Decin - BC Kolin 81-75
BK Decin outscored BC Kolin 81:75 at the last game of the Regular Season Round 5. Wiliam Hatcher (188-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Miami (OH)) led the way with 26 points, Houska Pavel nailed 18 and Sanders Levell added 13. Smith Terry ended up with 21 points for the guests.




Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Wiliam HATCHER
  BK Decin
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Hatcher, BK Decin18.6 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.2 
 3. Landry, BK Prost.17.0 
 4. Muirhead, Novy Jicin16.8 
 5. Kramny, Svitavy16.5 
 6. Hampton, BK Pardu.16.0 
 7. Teply, Svitavy15.8 
 8. Mason, NH Ostrava15.4 
 9. Blazek, B&W Opava15.4 
 10. Arnold, BK Pardu.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  Basketbol Brno
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Meno, Basketbo.11.0 
 2. Landry, BK Prost.9.3 
 3. Kramny, Svitavy9.0 
 4. Blazek, B&W Opava8.0 
 5. Gadri, BK Prostejov7.8 
 6. Arnold, BK Pardu.7.8 
 7. Houska, BK Decin7.8 
 8. Klimes, USK Praha7.0 
 9. Kotas, USK Praha7.0 
 10. Burke, NH Ostrava6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Levell SANDERS
  BK Decin
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Sanders, BK Decin5.4 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.5.0 
 3. Carnecky, B&W O.4.8 
 4. Jones, BC Kolin4.4 
 5. Kotas, USK Praha4.3 
 6. Macela, Svitavy3.8 
 7. Channels, Novy Jicin3.8 
 8. Hatcher, BK Decin3.4 
 9. Toth, BK Pardubice3.3 
 10. Gibson-B., NH Os.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  BK Pardubice
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Wright, BK Pardu.3.3 
 2. Hampton, BK Pardu.2.5 
 3. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.0 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin2.0 
 5. Houska, BK Decin1.8 
 6. Dygryn, B&W Opava1.7 
 7. Sirina, B&W Opava1.6 
 8. Sanders, BK Decin1.6 
 9. Carnecky, B&W O.1.6 
 10. Sarovic, Novy Jicin1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.2.4 
 2. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.5 
 3. Dousa, BK Decin1.3 
 4. Brlit, B&W Opava1.0 
 5. Kramny, Svitavy1.0 
 6. Horak, Svitavy1.0 
 7. Landry, BK Prost.0.8 
 8. Novak, Plzen0.8 
 9. Houska, BK Decin0.8 
 10. Castleberry, Basket.0.6 


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  DENMARK   


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


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  ECUADOR   


Bigua edge Mavort for first Liga Sudamericana win - by Eurobasket News
Bigua - Mavort 107:102

Bigua finished their Liga Sudamericana campaign on a high note. They toppled Mavort to earn the third position in Group A. Emilio Taboada (191-F-82) scored 33 points to lead the Uruguayan team to an overtime victory. Mavort wrapped up their action winless.
Bigua looked better in the opening quarter. They earned a 27:21 lead ten minutes into the game. Mavort struck right back in the second period. The Ecuadorians denied the deficit and spurred in front. They established a narrow 49:45 lead at the interval. Seesaw action continued in the third stanza as Bigua put their noses back in front. They accumulated a 76:70 lead with ten minutes to go. The lead changed hands for several times throughout the fourth period before the teams entered the extra period tied at 90. Emilio Taboada proved the difference in overtime scoring 12 points and helping Bigua to a tough win.
Mathias Calfani (202-C-92) tallied 26 points and 13 rebounds for Bigua. Juan Cambon (180-G-88) added 20 points in the win. Jonathan Morris (196-G-82, college: Seton Hall) answered with 27 points and 9 rebounds for Mavort. Charles Bailey (203-F-82, college: Detroit Mercy) accounted for 21 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.

Bigua: Emilio Taboada 33, Mathias Calfani 26+13 boards, Juan Cambon 20
Mavort: Jonathan Morris 27, Charles Bailey 21+14 boards



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  ESTONIA   


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Kalev/Cramo 5-0 
 2. TU/Rock 4-1 
 3. TTU/Kalev 3-2 
 4. TTU/Kalev II 3-2 
 5. Parnu 2-1 
 6. Rakvere 2-3 
 7. Valga/CKE 1-3 
 8. Rapla 1-4 
 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, Rapla18.6 
 4. Tamsalu, Parnu18.0 
 5. Toome, Kalev/Cramo17.8 
 6. Raadik, Parnu17.0 
 7. Kuuba, Voru KK16.6 
 8. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo16.4 
 9. Kurg, TT.16.2 
 10. Talts, TU/Rock14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony BROWN
  Valga/CKE
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Brown, Va.11.8 
 2. Kuuba, Voru KK10.2 
 3. Eziukwu, TU/Rock9.8 
 4. Ringmets, Rapla9.0 
 5. Osby, TT.8.6 
 6. Talts, TU/Rock8.3 
 7. Arnold, TT.7.8 
 8. Hughes, TT.7.8 
 9. Toome, Kalev/Cramo7.4 
 10. Erm, Rapla7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Kalev/Cramo
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo4.4 
 2. Karner, Parnu4.0 
 3. Winston, Va.3.8 
 4. Ringmets, Rapla3.6 
 5. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock3.3 
 6. Oja, Va.3.0 
 7. Saage, Rakvere3.0 
 8. Sokk, TU/Rock2.8 
 9. Raap, Parnu2.7 
 10. Kriisa, TT.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G/F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Raap, Parnu3.0 
 2. Oja, Va.3.0 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock2.8 
 4. Erm, Rapla2.8 
 5. Kurg, TT.2.6 
 6. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.2.5 
 7. Laane, Rapla2.4 
 8. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 9. Tamsalu, Parnu2.3 
 10. Saage, Rakvere2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.0 
 2. Osby, TT.1.8 
 3. Brown, Va.1.3 
 4. Joosep, Parnu1.0 
 5. Koolman, Va.1.0 
 6. Talts, TU/Rock1.0 
 7. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.0 
 8. Raap, Parnu1.0 
 9. Petersonig, Va.1.0 
 10. Kitsing, Kalev/Cr.0.8 


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. FoKoPo 4-0 
 2. Ura Basket 4-0 
 3. Honka 3-1 
 4. Jyvaskyla 2-2 
 5. Lapua 2-2 
 6. LoKoKo 2-2 
 7. SayRi 2-2 
 8. TomPo II 2-2 
 9. BC Nokia 1-3 
 10. Huima 1-3 
 11. Kerava ET 1-3 
 12. Namika II 0-4 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Tracy ROBINSON
  Jyvaskyla
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 39
 1. Robinson, Jyvaskyla39.0 
 2. Stamper, LoKoKo22.8 
 3. Graham, TomPo II22.5 
 4. Still, Lapua22.3 
 5. Nelson, Lapua21.8 
 6. Manning, Huima21.3 
 7. Bojang, BC Nokia20.3 
 8. Hall, SayRi19.8 
 9. Ramey, Ura Basket19.8 
 10. Towa, Kerava ET18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Damion DANTZLER
  LoKoKo
  (203-F-76)
  Avg: 15
 1. Dantzler, LoKoKo15.0 
 2. Bojang, BC Nokia15.0 
 3. Wilson, Huima14.3 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET13.8 
 5. Hall, SayRi13.3 
 6. Robinson, Jyvaskyla12.0 
 7. Tejha Mua, Kerava E.12.0 
 8. Still, Lapua10.3 
 9. Nelson, Lapua10.3 
 10. Graham, TomPo II10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Maurice HORTON
  LoKoKo
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Horton, LoKoKo7.0 
 2. Manning, Huima4.5 
 3. Ramey, Ura Basket4.0 
 4. Ahila, Jyvaskyla4.0 
 5. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.0 
 6. Towa, Kerava ET3.3 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia3.0 
 8. Pehkonen, TomPo II2.8 
 9. Kopio, Honka2.7 
 10. Kivinen, LoKoKo2.3 
Steals Per Game
 De Marcus HALL
  SayRi
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hall, SayRi2.8 
 2. Valentine, Lapua2.8 
 3. Kajander, Huima2.5 
 4. Horton, LoKoKo2.5 
 5. Towa, Kerava ET2.5 
 6. Bojang, BC Nokia2.3 
 7. Ramey, Ura Basket2.3 
 8. Korhonen, Kerava ET2.3 
 9. Stamper, LoKoKo2.0 
 10. Nissinen, Jyvaskyla2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Villematti KOPIO
  Honka
  (182-G-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Kopio, Honka1.3 
 2. Suhonen, TomPo II1.0 
 3. Malinen, Jyvaskyla1.0 
 4. Alanen, Namika II1.0 
 5. Huolila, Ura Basket1.0 
 6. Siven, Lapua1.0 
 7. Kuokkanen, Jyvas.1.0 
 8. Kotavuo, FoKoPo1.0 
 9. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla1.0 
 10. Mantymaa, Huima1.0 


Sefton Barrett claims Finnish Korisliiga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Canadian Sefton Barrett (196-F-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader KTP Basket Kotka and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 27-year old forward had a double-double of 26 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Kataja (#3, 5-3) 85-75. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed KTP to consolidate first place in the Finnish Korisliiga. KTP have a solid 7-1 record. Barrett turned to be KTP's top player in his first season with the team. Central Michigan University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Barrett is in league's top in points (4th best: 20.3ppg) and averages solid 51.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 35-year old American forward Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management) of Pyrinto Tampere. Williams impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he lead Pyrinto to another comfortable win 85-69 over slightly higher-ranked Honka (4-4) being unquestionably team leader. Pyrinto's 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Williams is a newcomer at Pyrinto 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 16.4ppg (#9). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Jonathan Heard (198-G/F-86) of Porvoon Tarmo (#12). Heard scored 23 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Heard's great performance Tarmo lost 93-103 to the higher-ranked Namika Lahti (#6, 5-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Tarmo can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 8 games. Too bad for Heard he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Heard has individually a great season in Finland. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.6ppg (best scorer). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 54.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. B.A. Walker (188-G-84) of Kouvot - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jerrah Young (201-F-85) of Tarmo - 23 points and 10 rebounds
6. Lawrence Wright (195-F-84) of Korihait - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Brant Bailey (202-F-77) of LrNMKY - 21 points and 11 rebounds
8. Damon Williams (201-F-73) of Pyrinto - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Damon Williams (201-F-73) of Pyrinto - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Darren Fells (201-F/C-86) of Kataja - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists


1st Division Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Namika II - Lapua 50-87
Lapuan Korikobrat tied their record at 2-2 after the win over Namika II 87:50. Derick Nelson (196-F-86, agency: ACMT, college: Oakland) exploded with 34 points and 10 rebounds, while Still Tyrwone netted 19. Heinonen Vesa replied with 14 points in the losing case.

Huima - FoKoPo 78-106
Forssan Koripojat took 4-0 record on top defeating Huima 106:78. Olli Kaunomaki (195-G/F-86) poured in 27 points for the league-leaders and Molenius Markus scored 25. Wilson Nathan ended up with 20 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Honka - BC Nokia 79-77
Tapiolan Honka took 3-1 record defeating BC Nokia 79:77 on Sunday. Sauli Silvonen (186-G-83) top-scored for the winners with 24 points, while Vertio Panu scored 13. Bojang Baboucarr collected massive 23 points and 22 caroms and Setala Pekka also scored 23.

Ura Basket - Kerava ET 82-76
Ura Basket remained undefeated after 82:76 win over Kerava ET. Niilo Lehtila (195-G-83) led the way with 22 points and Ramey Zach had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals. Tejha Mua Rudolf ended up with 22 points in the losing case.

LoKoKo - TomPo II 99-67
Loimaan Korikonkarit tied their record at 2-2 after 99:67 win over TomPo II. Janne Kinnunen (180-G-87) stepped up with 25 points and Dantzler Damion delivered 23 points and 18 rebounds. Graham Justice replied with 21 points and 12 boards in defeat.




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  FRANCE   


Reed's 31-point game gives him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
23-year old forward Drake Reed (196-F-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked ALM Evreux Basket and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had the game-high 31 points adding eight rebounds for Evreux in his team's victory, helping them to beat Clermont (#14, 1-3) 104-99. Evreux was forced-out from the top positions in French ProB. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Evreux already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Reed had a remarkable 68.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Evreux's top player in his first season with the team. Austin Peay State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Reed is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.0ppg. Reed is in league's top in and averages solid 66.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Amadi McKenzie (201-F-86) of Boulazac Basket Dordogne. He is American forward in his first season at Boulazac. In the last game McKenzie recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Boulazac was edged by the higher-ranked Antibes (#3, 3-1) 84-81. Boulazac managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. McKenzie is a newcomer at Boulazac and quickly became the team's new leader.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Chris Davis (196-G/F-80, agency: Court Side) of ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (#15). Davis scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Davis' great performance Le Portel lost 75-82 to Charleville (1-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Le Portel can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Davis he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Davis has a very solid season. In 4 games in France he scored 15.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Corey Rouse (203-F-84) of Charleville - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Dreke Bouldin (202-G/F-80) of Clermont - 32 points and 6 rebounds
6. Jason Siggers (187-G-85) of Rouen - 20 points and 4 rebounds
7. Calvin Watson (196-G-85) of Evreux - 26 points and 4 assists
8. Marvin Jefferson (206-C-86) of Quimper - 22 points and 11 rebounds
9. Tony Stanley (192-G-77) of Boulogne - 18 points and 7 rebounds
10. Ronnie Taylor (188-G-81) of Rouen - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Alain KOFFI
  Le Mans
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 19
 1. Koffi, Le Mans19.0 
 2. Hughes, Hyeres-T.19.0 
 3. Rivers, Roanne18.0 
 4. Linehan, Nancy17.0 
 5. Bokolo, Gravelines17.0 
 6. Hamilton, Paris-.16.0 
 7. Albicy, Paris-Le.15.0 
 8. Bell, Orleans15.0 
 9. Massie, Limoges15.0 
 10. Mejia, Cholet15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Akingbala, Nancy15.0 
 2. Koffi, Le Mans12.0 
 3. Darden, Nancy10.7 
 4. Issa, Gravelines9.7 
 5. Jones, Le Havre8.7 
 6. Moerman, Orleans8.3 
 7. Massie, Limoges8.3 
 8. McCord, Strasbourg7.7 
 9. Washam, Hyeres-T.7.7 
 10. Nsonwu-Amadi, Roa.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Reid, Vichy7.3 
 2. Albicy, Paris-Le.7.0 
 3. Diabate, Roanne7.0 
 4. Wright, Limoges6.7 
 5. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.0 
 6. Jeanneau, Stras.5.7 
 7. Bokolo, Gravelines5.7 
 8. Schilb, Chalon5.3 
 9. Sciarra, Pau-La.5.3 
 10. Linehan, Nancy5.3 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Linehan, Nancy5.0 
 2. Diabate, Roanne2.7 
 3. Pasco, Strasbourg2.7 
 4. Vassallo, AS.2.5 
 5. Gunn, Poitierarleys2.3 
 6. Hawkins, Stras.2.3 
 7. Evtimov, Chalon2.3 
 8. Washam, Hyeres-T.2.3 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines2.3 
 10. Reid, Vichy2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alain KOFFI
  Le Mans
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Koffi, Le Mans2.3 
 2. Elegar, Vichy2.0 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 4. Vebobe, Cholet1.5 
 5. Falker, Cholet1.3 
 6. Badiane, Poitiera.1.3 
 7. Gelabale, AS.1.3 
 8. Hammonds, AS.1.3 
 9. Darden, Nancy1.3 
 10. Issa, Gravelines1.0 


ProA, Round 3: Nancy is the only perfect team - by Eurobasket News
Cholet - Orleans 75-67
Cholet closed Round Three with 75-68 home win against Orleans. Sammy Mejia (198-G-83, college: De Paul) shined for the hosts with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Antywane Robinson (203-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Temple) added 14 points and 5 boards. On the other side, Adrien Moerman (204-F/C-88) had 13 points and 14 boards. Cholet 2-1, Orleans 1-2.

Gravelines - Vichy 84-48
Gravelines destroyed Vichy improving to 2-1 in the league. Yannick Bokolo (191-G-85) stepped up for the hosts with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Jamal Shuler (191-G-86) had 10 pts in loss and was their only player with double-digits.

Nancy - Poitierarleys 76-69
Nancy is the only perfect team in the league after three games and of course they are No.1. John Linehan (175-G-78, college: Providence) exploded in this victory with 24 points. Kenny Younger (203-F-77, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Houston) collected 20 points and 6 boards for Poitiers (0-3).

Paris-Levallois - Le Havre 57-88
Le Havre cruised past Paris-Levallois on the road getting 19 points and 5 rebounds from Wes Wilkinson (207-F-84, college: Nebraska). Nicholas Pope (196-F/G-84, college: Oklahoma Baptist) followed closely with 17 points, 7 boards and 6 assists. For the hosts, Lamont Hamilton (208-F-84, college: St.John's) delivered 15 points (8 rebs).

Strasbourg - Le Mans 59-80
Le Mans blasted Strasbourg on the road so both teams have 2-1 record now. Benjamin Dewar (196-G/F-81, college: L.Superior) top-scored in Le Mans with 19 points, while Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: Beo Basket) added 18 points and 13 boards. Koffi was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 34. In defeat, Justin Hawkins (201-F-85, college: N.Mexico St.) delivered 19 pts.

Hyeres-Toulon - ASVEL 74-66
2-1 for Hyeres-Toulon and poor 0-3 for ASVEL after this game. Shaun Fein (191-G-78, college: Georgia Tech) top-scored for the winners with 21 points. Kevin Houston (179-G-85, college: Long Beach St.) and Rick Hughes (204-C/F-73, agency: Interperformances, college: Thomas More) helped with 15 points and 7 rebounds each. In the loosing squad, Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) shined with 20 points and 7 boards.

Limoges - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 90-63
Limoges was too strong for Pau-Lacq-Orthez registering first victory of the season. Raphael Desroses (199-F-80) nailed 20 points in this win. Zack Wright (188-G-85, college: Cent.Missouri) helped with 17 points and 10 assists. Visitors got 15 pts and 9 rebs from Travon Bryant (206-F-83, college: Missouri).

Chalon - Roanne 74-83
Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) stepped up for Roanne in this game with 17 points and 9 rebounds. He was the MVP with valuation 28. K.C. Rivers (196-G/F-87, college: Clemson) was their best scorer with 19 pts. In defeat, Marquez Haynes (191-G-86, college: Texas Arlington) had 16 points.


French NM1 round 8 best performance: John Ford - by Eurobasket News
American center John Ford (207-C-78) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked JSA Bordeaux Basket, receiving a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 32-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Blois (#3, 5-3) 90-84. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Despite this victory Bordeaux dropped to the 2nd position in French NM1. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Bordeaux will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. Ford turned to be Bordeaux's top player in his first season with the team. Former Colorado State University star has very solid stats this year. Ford is in league's top in points (9th best: 15.3ppg) and averages impressive 2.3bpg and 53.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 35-year old Johan Blot (198-F-75) of ADA Blois Basket. Blot had a very good evening with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Blois lost that game 84-90 to slightly higher-ranked Bordeaux (#2, 6-2). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Blois still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 5-3 record is not bad at all. Blot is one of the most experienced players at Blois and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#2). He also registered 5.1 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Damien Griffin (203-C/F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) of Angers BC 49 (#8). Griffin scored 22 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Angers BC 49, leading his team to a 76-69 win against the higher-ranked Sorgues (#5, 5-3). Angers BC 49 needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Griffin has a great season in France. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.4rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Larry Blair (183-G-84) of Denek - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Julien Lesieu (199-F-83) of St Quentin - 24 points and 5 rebounds
6. Tony Ramphort (176-G-82) of Angers BC 49 - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Cedric Mansare (196-F-85) of Denek - 24 points and 4 rebounds
8. Dejan Sencanski (198-F-84) of St Quentin - 24 points and 7 rebounds
9. Zaka Alao (187-G-81) of Blois - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-F-84) of Brest - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists


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Dadiani Cup begins on Tuesday, October 19 - by Akaki Bakradze
Competition for the Dadiani Cup begins on Tuesday. 9 teams divided into 2 groups. The group winners meet in final.

I group

Energy Invest
GSAU
Dinamo
Sokhumi

II group

TSU
MIA
Samedicino
GTU
Kutaisi

It is a traditional tournament since 2002 year. Winner were: Dinamo (2002), GTU (2003,04), Avia (2005), Energy (2006,07,08,09).
Championship Superleague starts on October, 31. In championship will be 11 teams. To the participants 10 teams added Batumi.


Energy Won Dadianis Tournament - by Akaki Bakradze
Georgias champion Energy Invest from Rustavi beated MIA in the final match 72:60. Everything was settled in the decisive match in the last minutes.

All results:

I Day
Dinamo vs. Sokhumi 50:94
Edzgveradze 14 pts (Din)
Parghalava 27 pts. 7 ass. R. Damus 20 pts. 13 reb. (Sok)

TSU vs. Samedicino 75:70
Matiashvili 18 pts. Londaridze 16 pts. 11 reb. (TSU)
Niniashvili 14 pts. 13 reb. Chochua 19 pts. (Sam)

GTU vs. MIA 73:86
Chikviladze 18 pts. 6 ass. Lomouri 21 pts. Beruashvili 13 pts. 12 reb. (GTU) Imnadze 17 pts. 13 reb. Cotton 14 pts. Nikoladze 14 pts. (MIA)

II Day

GTU vs. Kutaisi 62:90
Chikviladze 21 pts. Antadze 20 pts. (GTU)
Kvimsadze 17 pts. Koridze 17 pts. Koguashvili 10 reb. (Kut)

MIA vs. Samedicino 89:63
Cotton 17 pts. Markoishvili 13 pts. Shermadini 13 pts. (MIA)
Niniashvili 13 pts. (Sam)

Energy vs. GSAU 61:45
Tsivtsivadze 15 pts. (Ener)

III Day

Dinamo vs. Energy 58:83
Tvauri 10 pts. 15 reb. Alkhanaidze 10 pts. 12 reb. (Din)
Tsivtsivadze 15 pts. Toudjani 14 pts. 10 reb. (Ener)

Samedicino vs. Kutaisi 66:87
Chochua 19 pts. (Sam) B. Berishvili 30 pts. (Kut)

TSU vs. MIA 60:69
Londaridze 25 pts. 14 reb. (TSU) Cotton 17 pts. (MIA)

IV Day

Kutaisi vs. MIA 79:82
B. Berishvili 12 pts. 11 ass. G. Barbakadze 34 pts. (Kut) I. Berishvili 19 pts. Markoishvili 19 pts. (MIA)

TSU vs. GTU 88:86
Panchulidze 24 pts. Matiashvili 32 pts. 17 reb. Londaridze 13 pts. 10 reb. (TSU) Antadze 18 pts. Chikviladze 17 pts. Lomouri 17 pts. (GTU)

Sokhumi vs. GSAU 79:76
Parghalava 23 pts. C. Damus 13 pts. 13 reb. R. Damus 17 pts. 21 reb. (Sok) Nanitashvili 26 pts. (GSAU)

V Day

GSAU vs. Dinamo 70 :74
Khaniashvili 18 pts. (GSAU)
Alkhanaidze 19 pts. 12 reb. (Din)

Energy vs. Sokhumi 71:70
Tsivtsivadze 24 pts. (Ener)
Parghalava 18 pts. C. Damus 13 pts. 14 reb. (Sok)

Kutaisi vs. TSU 88:75
B. Berishvili 23 pts. Didia 17 pts. (Kut)
Londaridze 17 pts. (TSU)

Samedicino vs. GTU 75:67
Keidia 16 pts. Bekauri 17 reb. (Sam)
Chikviladze 21 pts. (GTU)

Final

Energy vs. MIA 72:60
25:15 15:25 18:16 14:4

Tsekvava 23 pts. Tsivtsivadze 21 pts. Toudjani 13 reb. (Ener)
Markoishvili 10 pts. D. Barbakadze 10 pts. Imnadze 13 reb. (MIA)

Tournaments MVP- Beka Tsivtsivadze (Energy)


Beka Tsivtsivadze (190-G-89)


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ProA Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Jena - Webmoebel 71-68
Jena outscored Webmoebel 71:68 on October 23rd. Melvin Hall (183-G-85, college: S.Indiana) led the way with 21 points and Hill Adrian collected 12 points and the same number of rebounds. Johnson Kejuan notched 27 points for the guests.

Freiburg - Heidelberg 78-94
Freiburg lost to Heidelberg 78:94 as the latter got double digits from 7 players. Greg Baker (194-G/F-84, college: Adams St.) and Barth Kai stepped up with 17 points each, while Komarek Oliver added 16. Gause Paul brought 27 points in the losing effort.

B.Muenchen - Chemnitz 63-60
Muenchen cruied past Chemnitz 63:60 at the last game of the Regular Season Round 5. Jonathan Wallace (187-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgetown) paced all the winners with 19 points and Wyrick Beckham netted 16. Johnson Gary ended up with 18 points in the losing effort.

Karlsruhe - Wuerzburg B. 73-72 OT
Karlsruhe needed overtime to beat Wuerzburg B. 73:72. Jeremy Black (203-F-85, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Tampa) paced all the winners with 22 points, while Roessler Rouven scored 20. Levy Jonathan delivered 16 points for the guests, while Jeka Lee and Diestelhorst Frieder netted 12 each.

Osnabrueck - SOBA Dragons 97-64
Osnabrueck improved their leading positions to 5-0 record after the home win over SOBA Dragons 97:64. Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86, college: Michigan) paced the league-leaders with 19 points, while Burnette Timothy and Fleetwood Aaron added 16 each. Watts Sanijay ended up with 16 points in the losing case.

Crailsheim - ETB Wohnbau 87-84
Crailsheim cruised past ETB Wohnbau 87:84 as Reggie Fuller (198-F-86, college: Binghamton) erupted with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Coffield Elton scored 17 and Gray Kameron added 16. Chones Kendall and Lewis Morgan posted 21 points each in defeat.

Braves - Kirchheim 60-74
Braves was beaten by Kirchheim 60:74 at the very first game of the Regular Season Round 5. Cedric Brooks (185-G-80, college: Pittsburg St.) posted 19 points to lead all the winners and De Michael Ryan netted 15. Buse Michael delivered 14 points in the losing effort.

Cuxhaven - Hannover 76-80
Cuxhaven lost to Hannover 76:80 at the Regular Season Round 5 as the latter got 3-2 record. Calvin Henry (198-F-86, college: Mercer) stepped up with 19 points and 16 rebounds, while Nunnally Michael netted 11. Yearby Deilvez scored 17 points for the hosts.




Travis Walton (Ratiopharm Ulm) Postgame Thoughts To 95-73 Win Against BG Goettingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Travis Walton (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Michigan St.) is a 23 year old 187cm point guard from Lima, Ohio. He is playing his first season with Ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Michigan State from 2005-2009 where he served as team captain for three consecutive years, being the 3rd in history of Michigan State school to do that. Led the Big 10 in assist to turnover ratio 2.4 to 1 and broke Magic Johnson's career assist record at Michigan State. Walton possesses great toughness, strength and leadership skills and is an exceptional defender. Last season he played shortly for Lugano Tigers (Switzerland-LNA, starting five), left in Dec.'09: 13 games: 8.9ppg, 1.2rpg, Assists-5 (4.9apg), 1.5spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 85.7% before returning back to Michigan State to help the coaching staff. Some achievements that he has received were Big Ten Tournament Semifinals -06, 08, 09, Big Ten All-Defensive Team -07, 09, NCAA Sweet 16 -08, Big Ten Regular Season Champion -09, and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year -09. He spoke to eurobasket following the 95-73 win against BG Goettingen.

Congrats on the 95-73 win. How big was this win and getting that monkey off your backs after 5 loses?

I think the win we had was very big for our confindence.I think the first 5 games were against very tough teams. BG Goettingen is a very good team and to get that win was very big for us. I think we have a very good team and if we can build from this win we can do some good things. One game at a time though.

BG Goettingen had the 21-17 lead after one quarter, but ratiopharm Ulm exploded for 35 points in the second quarter. What magical words of inspiration did coach Mike Taylor have?

Coach Taylor just told us to go out there and play hard and play with energy. Its important for us to always try and have a good start in each quarter and today we did a great job.

What was Ratiopharm Ulm doing on offense that BG Goettingen couldnt seem to handle on defense?

I think we just got out in transition and played the game within the game. We took advantage of the opportunities they gave us and made the best of them. The main thing is we didnt have a lot of turnovers during the 2nd period which we made are big run.


In the second half, Ratiopharm Ulm outscored BG Goettingen 43-37. It seemed like you were able to come to terms with the BG Goettingen style?


BG Goettingen is a very good team so we knew they were going to make a run. I really think our fans was a big key for us because they gave us great energy the whole game.

How important has the signing of Rocky Trice been? Is he perhaps the missing glue to success in Ulm?

I think the signing of Rocky Trice was great. He is a great defender and a very good player who knows the game of basketball. I feel we had a very tough schedule early but adding him is going to be a big key to us getting some wins in the future.

Rtaiopharm Ulm had 19 turnovers, but shot very well. What was key in beating BG Goettingen?

I think the key to getting the victory was taking advantage of the opportunities they gave us. A lot of our turnovers came late but we shot 33-35 (94%) from the free throw which is great and helped us get the victory.

Robin Benzing seemed to have broken out of his shell with 22 points. Do you sense that there is much pressure on him to perform and how is he dealing with it?

Robin Benzing is a great player. Every player struggles at times. The main thing is to stick with it and believe in yourself which he does and continues to work to get better. There is a lot of pressure on him but I think it is all well deserved and I think he is doing great handling everything coming towards him.

You had six assists in 15 minutes. Were you pleased with your performance?

Yes I was pleased that we were able to get are first win and I was able to contribute in a positive way.

What was your impression of BG Goettingen guard Louis Dale?

I think he is a very good guard and fits their system very well.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The last DVD I saw was are last game we played before BG Gottingen and a game against Oldenburg and BG Gottingen.

Thanks Travis for the chat.



1.Bundesliga Round: 6 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
EnBW L'burg - MBC 73-65
EnBW Ludwigsburg rolled over Mitteldeutscher BC 73:65 at the end of the Regular Season Round 6. John Bowler (206-F-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: E.Michigan) poured in 21 points and Harris Alex netted 16. Tillman Jerome collected 14 points and 10 boards in the losing case.

Bayreuth - ALBA 66-75
Trailing 31-34 at the halftime ALBA managed to win the second half to edge Bayreuth 75:66 away from home. Marko Marinovic (183-G-83) led the way with 17 points and Price Hollis scored 12. Gibson Danny chipped in 17 points for the home side team.

Brose Baskets - Art.Dragons 61-58
Brose Baskets overcame Artland Dragons 61:58 at the Regular Season Round 6. Tibor Pleiss (214-F/C-89) stepped up with 12 points, while Suput Predrag and Roberts Brian netted 11 each. Bailey Bryan brought 14 points for the guests, whilst Darren Fenn (208-C-80, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Canisius) and Boumtje Ruben added 13 apiece.

EWE Baskets - Walter Tigers 68-87
EWE Baskets were surprised by Walter Tigers 68:87 as the latter got 17 points from Chris Oliver (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Radford). Watts Dane and Markovic Radovan netted 15 each, while Ratkovica Branislav notched 14. Stevic Oliver ended up with 17 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Bremerhaven - TBB Trier 73-72
Bremerhaven led 39:33 at the halftime to grab later 73:72 win over TBB Trier. Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Winthrop) stepped up with 17 points for the winners, Drevo Andrew netted 16 and Callahan Craig scored 15. Zwiener Philip posted 23 points foor the guests and Stewart Barry brought 18.

Telekom B. - Phoenix Hagen 103-102
Telekom Baskets created a small sensation over Phoenix Hagen in a 103:102 win. Trailing 36-59 after the first two quarters, the hosts erupted with massive two victories in the third and the last frames to win the game. Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) paced all the hosts with 28 points, while Campbell Folarin and Hunt Jeremy added 21 each. Dorris Mark posted 24 points in the losing effort.

Dt.Bank SKY - NY Phantoms 94-91
Dt.Bank SKY edged NY Phantoms 94:91 on Saturday as seven players scored in double figures. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) and Muurinen Kimmo posted 13 points each, while Wood DaShaun had 11. Thomas Brandon provided his team with 22 points.

ratiopharm - Goettingen 95-73
Ulm ratiopharm produced a victory over Goettingen 95:73 on October 23, 2010. Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech) paced all the winners with 24 points and Benzing Robin followed him with 22. Bailey Kyle ended up with 14 points in the losing case.

Round 2
Bayreuth - Art.Dragons 66-92
Bayreuth was beaten by Art.Dragons 66:92 in the last game of the Regular Season Round 2 played on October 20th. Darren Fenn netted 23 and Hess Adam delivered 15 points. Gibson Danny responded with 11 points in the losing effort.

Round 7
Goettingen - Duesseldorf 80-61
Goettingen edged Duesseldorf 80:61 in the first game of the Regular Season Round 7 played on October 20th. Dwayne Anderson (198-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Villanova) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Scott Mike netted 16. Haynes DeAndre answered with 19 points for the visiting side.




Dashaun Mr Dash Wood Shows The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig His Road Runner Dash Leading The Deutsche Bank Skyliners To Victory In Crunch Time 94-91 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
In the last years, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have had to be aware of the Heiko Schaffartzik bombs from the Messe Tower just like 2010-2011 BEKO BBL teams have had to keep an eye on the PSB (powerful scoring boys) of Zachery Peacock, Ryan Brooks and Anthony Smith of the Giessen 46ers, pop sensation singer Justin Bieber having to cope with jealous fans bullying him and calling him vicious names or Bayern star Thomas Mueller keeping a watchful eye on his refrigerator and not letting Bayern scoring legend Gerd Mueller steal his Mueller milk, but Frankfurt didnt have to worry about Schaffarzik since he is playing in Turkey, but moreover Brandon Thomas that was hitting from all over the court as if he was trying to persuade NBA legend Larry Bird to watch his shooting clinic, but the troops of Gordon Herbert was able to rally and come back and defeat The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig 94-91. 'Thomas was pretty dangerous. He showed he can score posting up driving or hitting from outside. Both he and Schaffartzik are dangerous shooters, but it didnt matter, we showed last season, we can beat them with Schaffartzik and tonight showed we could beat them without him and with a hot Thomas', stressed Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). 'We would of had a good chance with Heiko on the court. He might of made big shots at the end, but we are a different team now and we lost twice with him last season. We have to learn to win without him', warned Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, college: Massachusetts) 'I would have loved to have played against Schaffartzik tonight. I am always up for a challenge', stressed Skyliner American Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri). Frankfurt stayed unbeaten at home this season winning their third in a row and 10th game in a row against Braunschweig dating back to 2006. 'This was a great team win. Braunschweig has a tough 8 man rotation, but we proved grit and were very tough. We showed that we could pull it out at the end', stressed Skyliner American Ajene Moye (193-G-82, college: Indiana).'We had big lapses on defense and being outrebounded hurt us. Key was having lapses on defense and not executing on offense', commented Braunschweig American Brandon Thomas 'This was a crazy game that we maybe shouldnt have won', commented DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.)

American Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is playing his second season in Braunschweig and belongs to the top point guards in the BEKO BBL. He was primarly a shooting guard scorer, but two seasons ago was converted into a point guard in Poland and quickly became a top playmaker. He finished the game with 12 points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals and two turnovers. Last season, he played together with German national player Heiko Schaffartzik and the duo had a strong chemistry at the guard position. This season, Hamilton has no Schaffartzik, but American Tony Skinn (185-G-83, college: George Mason) who missed all of preseason, but had his breakout game with 14 points, five assists and three rebounds. Hamilton knows that having no Schaffartzik has some getting used to. 'It is tough without Heiko. I miss the chemistry with him. I felt comfortable at all times of the game. I miss his clutch shooting. I wish him the best in Turkey', warned Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross). However the New York native is certain that the club has enough good guards to fill this void. ' We have more than capable and experienced players with LaMarr Greer (196-G-76, college: Florida St.) and Tony Skinn (185-G-83, college: George Mason). Tony broke out of his shell tonight and I expect more of him', warned Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross). It seems at times that Braunschweig was playing a type of 1.5 point guard system as when Skinn was playing the point, Hamilton was playing the two, but just as dangerous as a playmaker creating good opportunities with his quick passes. 'I see it more as two combo guards. Tony is a scorer and can be a playmaker and Lamarr can also bring the ball', stressed Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross). 'Hamilton is a bit taller and we both play out of position. We are both combo guards that can change position. I like it because it takes some pressure off me', stressed Nigerian native Tony Skinn (185-G-83, college: George Mason).

The Ballsporthalle also welcomed back ex Skyliner Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.) who was still flashing his big smile that he displayed back in the 2005-2006 season in Cologne together with Michael Jordan (183-G-77, college: Pennsylvania) which got as big as the big apple as they won the BEKO BBL title in 2006. Ivory was back in Germany for a reason and watching basketball is one of his least priorities. 'I flew myself to Germany and am looking for a team. I am 100% healthy again and ready to go. I have alerted teams and will take any tryout', said ex Skyliner Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.). Last season, Ivory played in Israel for Hapoel Holon playing 21 games: 7.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 70.3%. 'I liked playing in Israel. I played at Holon which is a suburb and 10 minutes away from Tel Aviv. It was a very passionate club, good weather and nice people. The atmosphere wasnt anything like what you see on TV. It wasnt dangerous as one might think. I actually played against Braunschweig guard LaMarr Greer (196-G-76, college: Florida St.) to stay in the league. It was a best of five and we played game five away and came back winning and surprising everyone', stated Ivory. Ivory has nice memories of his one year in Frankfurt and Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). 'Murat is a survivor. He always finds a way to come back and succeed. Now with Duesseldorf he is in a tough situation, but he found a way to get new sponsors with his Turkish influence. My nicest memory was him welcoming me into his home. He is a big family man which you dont see often with coaches. I wish him the best', stated Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were without Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond) who was dribbling a basketball like a point guard before the game, and Jimmy McKinney who had a very contemplative look before the game as injuries seem to become more and more into an unwanted habit that just keep recurring like going to a dentist appointment. American Joe Dabbert (210-C-81, college: Creighton) made his debut in a Frankfurt Skyliner jersey. Tony Skinn (185-G-83, college: George Mason) got Braunschweig on the board first, but The Deutsche Bank Skyliners quickly answered with a 5-0 run as Dominik Bahiense de Mello (190-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports) got hot quick nailing a jumper and Dashaun Wood dropped a three pointer. Brandon Thomas answered with a dunk from the wing, Bradley Buckman (203-F-84, college: Texas) made a lay up after getting a crisp Moye pass and Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) knotted the game at 7-7 with a three pointer. Thomas then made another jumper as Frankfurt was being hurt on the transition by Braunschweig as they werent getting back on defense. Skyliner captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) then made two free throws to tie the score at 9-9. Braunschweig then cruised out on a 8-0 run to get their biggest lead of the game 17-9. Thomas and Hamilton hit consecutive three pointers and Tony Skinn (185-G-83, college: George Mason) made a lay up after a Thomas steal. Frankfurt was playing pretty good half court defense and were getting beat by some contested shots. Frankfurt then closed out the first quarter strong getting back into the game with a 11-5 run. De Mello started the run with a jumper and Joe Dabbert (210-C-81, college: Creighton) made a nifty left handed lay in and free throw. Thomas then made two free throws and Braunschweig still led 19-14. Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) then made a lay in getting a quick pass from Roller and Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) cut the Braunschweig lead to 20-18. Thomas then got cut on the face and left, but would return in the second half. 'I got an elbow. It hurts like a bad headache, but thats part of the game', expressed Brandon Thomas Dabbert and Visser then traded baskets as Braunschweig had the narrow 22-20 lead after one quarter. 'It was an uptempo game. Braunschweig got out quick on transition. Frankfurt came back on defense stopping their transition late and playing better half court defense', said ex Cologne player Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners got off on a quick start in the second quarter going on a 9-0 run leaving Braunschweig somewhat shocked taking the 29-22 lead. Wood got the run started with a lay up and free throw. Then it was time for Pascal Roller (180-G-76) to improve his miserable 2/19 shooting this season as he nailed a three pointer. 'Taking shots doesnt seem any different. I am just happy they went in. The key is to keep shooting', said Pascal Roller (180-G-76). 'If the game is on the line, you always want the little guy shooting. It seemed like he was all alone in the arena. I like playing with him. he is always steady, never gets to high or too low', stressed Ajene Moye. 'Big time players always step up. I remember a game when he was shooting 1/6 and then hit 2 or 3 jumpers in a row. You always want a guy like Pascal shooting at the end even when he is in a slump', warned Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.). Roller then made his second shot in a row with a catch and pop. Frankfurt led 29-22 and were doing a terrific job staying physical in the zone and not giving Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) touches. Braunschweig then got a Jason Cain dunk and Skinn free throws as Frankfurt only led 29-26. Frankfurt got some big hoops inside from Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) and Bradley Buckman increasing their lead to 33-26.

But Braunschweig never let up fighting and creating shots and getting buckets from Goree and Greer as Frankfurt only led 35-30. Braunschweig kept getting closer and closer and Greer nailed another jumper and Skinn scored on transition cutting the Frankfurt lead to 37-36. Braunschweig got the lead back 39-38 with a Visser dunk. After a Greer free throw, Moye tied the game at 40 with an off balance jumper. Visser then scored a lay up and free throw and Wood ended the quarter with two free throws. At halftime, The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig had the slim 43-42 lead. 'The second quarter was a game of runs and Frankfurt did better job getting back on defense', stated Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.). The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were shooting 58% from the field and 42% from the three point line while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 50% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 18-11 rebound edge, but eight turnovers while Braunschweig had five turnovers.

The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig had the slim lead going into the third quarter and would build their lead to as much as 13 points. Visser got Braunschweig on the board first with a lay up after getting a globetrotter like touch pass from Thomas and Goree then scored inside. Frankfurt would keep the lead slim for the first few minutes getting timely baskets from De Mello and Buckmann cutting the Braunschweig lead to 49-47. Thomas returned with a big bandage on his forehead and nailed a shot from downtown which was followed by Skinn free throws and a Visser free throw as Braunschweig led 55-47. Braunschweig then went on a 8-3 run to lead 63-50. Goree scored twice inside and Thomas hit again from the parking lot. Frankfurt kept picking at the huge Braunschweig lead getting a clutch three pointer from Pascal Roller (180-G-76), but Thomas hit his fifth three pointer of the game as Braunschweig led 66-53. Frankfurt then went on a 7-1 run to cut the Braunschweig lead to 67-61. Muurinen and Robertson scored inside and Moye hit a mid distance jumper. Hamilton hit four free throws and Nolte closed out the third quarter with a lay in and free throw as Braunschweig led 71-64. 'Braunschweig had the momentum in the third, but we came back because of Pascal. he made shots and assists. He put the team on his back', stressed DaShaun Wood The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were shooting 57% from the field and 47% from outside, while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 52% from the field and 40% from outside. Frankfurt had the 26-16 rebound edge, but 13 turnovers while Braunschweig had only six turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners got out on a quick 4-0 strut as Nolte scored inside and Muurinen hit two free throws. However then came an unexpected 15 minute delay as the rims had to be exchanged. One never knows how much a long delay like that will effect a team, but in the long run, it might of helped Frankfurt get some calmness in their minds and really focus on the task of coming back into the game. Frankfurt kept rallying getting baskets inside from Moye and Buckman. 'Moye goes where it hurts', stressed Titus Ivory (193-G-79, college: Penn St.). However 1994 New Jersey basketball high school player of the year LaMarr Greer kept Frankfurt at bay hitting hitting two jumpers and Frankfurt still trailed 78-74. Dabbert and Goree traded baskets and Braunschweig still led 80-76. Frankfurt then went on a 5-0 run to take the lead 81-80. Muurinen scored inside and made a free throw and Moye made two free throws. Hamilton and Muurinen then traded baskets, but Frankfurt still led 83-82. However Braunschweig still had one last hurra as they cruised on a 6-0 run to lead 88-85 as Goree and Cain nailed three pointers. Moye made two free throws and Thommas retaliated with a lay in and Hamilton made one free throw as Braunschweig led 91-87. Braunschweig seemed to have the momentum, but Frankfurt struck with a 7-0 run to win the game 94-91. Mr reliable Pascal Roller (180-G-76) nailed a three pointer to tie the game at 91-91. Wood then scored inside giving Frankfurt the 93-91 lead. It seemed like everyone knew in the Ballsporthalle that Wood would penetrate except for Braunschweig. 'Braunschweig knew it. You cant out run Wood. He has wings on his feet. You cant outrun a bullet', joked Ajene Moye. 'I knew I would make the shot. I knew they would try to switch off the ball screen. I knew with Goree there it would be hard for the big man to defend me. I gave a little hesitation and then went to the basket', said Wood. Hamilton then missed a three pointer and Robertson sealed the win with a free throw with 1,5 seconds to play. 'The 7-0 run at end killed us. We ran away from the game plan. I take responsibility. Robertson got an offensive rebound and Roller hit a three pointer which got them rolling. They deserved to win', said Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners played nine players and seven scored in double figures. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) and Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) led the team with 13 points a piece. Dashaun Wood added 11 points and six assists. Ajene Moye and the three big men Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops), Joe Dabbert (210-C-81, college: Creighton) and Bradley Buckman chipped in with 10 points a piece. 'The equal distribution of points shows how unselfish this team is. No guy will score 30 points. We make the extra pass and just want to play as a team on offense and defense', stressed DaShaun Wood The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were led by Brandon Thomas with 22 points. Tony Skinn (185-G-83, college: George Mason) and LaMarr Greer added 14 points a piece. Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) scored 12 points. Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) chipped in with 11 points and Kyle Visser added 10 points.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners move to sixth place with a record of 3-2, while The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig move to seventh place with a 3-3 record. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners shot 52% from the field and 36% from the parking lot while The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig shot 53% from the field and 44% from the parking lot. Frankfurt totally dominated under the boards 38-24 and had 14 turnovers while Braunschweig had nine turnovers. Braunschweig can score, but for them to be successful this season, they will have to give better performances on defense. 'Frankfurt was great on offense. We couldnt get stops. We couldnt stop their penetration or pick and role or them getting to the free throw line. We wont out score teams. We have to lock down on defense. We changed our philosoy on defense. It just takes some time to adjust to. Either we will get it or we wont and that will be the difference between a good or bad season', stressed Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross). Frankfurt next visit the always tough Artland Dragons on the road. 'Artland have some of the biggest guys in the league. We have to improve our pick and role defense. We will go there to win not lose. I have trust in coach Herbert and Perwass that they will come up with a good game plan', warned Ajene Moye. The Artland Dragons host The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on October 30th at 20:00.





ProB Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
North
SU Medien - Wulfen 74-80
BSV Wulfen improved to 3-2 record beating SU Medien 80:74 away from home. Steve Briggs (178-G, college: Okla.Wesleyan) poured in 25 points and Henley Joseph had 23 points and 12 rebounds. Campbell Daniel notched 18 points for the hosts and Theis Daniel had 16 points and 10 boards.

Stahnsdorf - Bayer Giants 83-69
RSVE Teltow/Kleinmachnow/Stahnsdorf overcame Bayer Giants 83:69 for 4-1 record. Kellen Williams (193-F-84, college: E.Washington) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Green Mychal netted 15. Eller Justin produced 22 points in the losing case.

Wolfenbuettel - Herten 51-63
Rheinland Versicherungen Hertener Loewen took 4-1 record beating Wolfenbuettel 63:51. Marcus Monk (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) stepped up with 23 points and 12 boards, while Hartmann Jonas scored 12. Grant Kareem brought his side 26 points.

ALBA Berlin II - Vechta 90-79
ALBA Berlin II rolled over Vechta 90:79 at the Regular Season Round 5. Joshiko Saibou (188-G-90) stepped up with 17 points and Ziegenhagen Malte delivered 16. Reid Matthew netted 20 points in defeat.

Rist-Wedel - Leipzig 69-82
Rist-Wedel lost to Leipzig 69:82 as both teams are with 2-3 records. Lamar Morinia (183-G-81, agency: Innovative Sports Group, college: Montana St.-Northern) paced all the winners with 15 points and Pratt Monyea was responsible for 14 points and 15 rebounds. Leger Mitch notched 16 points for the hosts.

South
TSV Troester - NBC 78-66
TSV Troster Breitengussbach improved to 3-2 record after the home 78:66 win over NBC. Maurice Stuckey (187-G-90, agency: Pro One Sports) was responsible for 23 points and Land Erik followed him with 22. Brutting Fabian replied with 13 points each in the losing effort.

Ehingen - Schwenningen 93-69
Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule grabbed 4-1 record beating Schwenningen 93:69. Akeem Vargas (191-G-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC), Spoden Ruben and Bright Kevin combined for 67 points, while Young Blake responded with 27 in the losing case.

Giessen - Konstanz 63-72
Holidaycheck Baskets Konstanz celebrated the initial victory in the League rolling past winless Giessen 72:63. Michael Lay (175-G-83, college: Concordia (OR)) delivered 14 points for the guests and Heberlein Marcel netted 12. Dotson Bijan produced 15 points in defeat and Washington Josh scored 13.

L.Baeren - Langen 83-77
Licher BasketBaren enjoy the top with 5-0 record after the home win over Langen 83:77. Peer Wente (203-F/C-77) paced all the winners with 29 points and Gardner Willis added 15. Drury Nathan netted 15 in defeat and Anders Niko notched 14.

Leitershofen - Dt.Bank SKY II 87-76 OT
BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen needed overtime to beat Dt.Bank SKY II 87:76 for 4-1 record. Devin Uskoski (198-C-85, college: Rocky Mountain) poured in 25 points and grabbed 15 boards to lead all the winners and Mathey Michael scored 23. Rojik Christopher notched 25 points for the guests.

Gotha - BG Illertal 73-85
BG Illertal-Weissenhorn is with 3-2 record defeating Gotha 85:73. DeUndrae Spraggins (191-G-83, agency: HBA Sports, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) erupted with 25 points and Williams Edward had 15 points and 10 boards. Smith Parnell and Valentic Nino nailed 11 points each in defeat.




Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Jevohn SHEPHERD
  Osnabrueck
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Shepherd, Osnab.24.5 
 2. Gause, Freiburg22.2 
 3. Burnette, Osnab.22.0 
 4. Johnson, Webmoebel21.4 
 5. Brooks, Kirchheim20.0 
 6. Wallace, B.Mue.19.8 
 7. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau18.8 
 8. Harbut, Chemnitz18.2 
 9. Fuller, Crailsheim17.8 
 10. Jeka, Wuerzburg B.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.12.2 
 2. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau10.6 
 3. Schoo, Heidelberg8.8 
 4. Shaw, Chemnitz8.8 
 5. Watts, SOBA D.8.6 
 6. Yearby, Cuxhaven8.4 
 7. Black, Karlsruhe8.4 
 8. Hill, Jena8.3 
 9. Mendez, Heidelberg8.3 
 10. Henry, Hannover8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim6.6 
 2. Barth, Heidelberg6.0 
 3. Burnette, Osnab.5.8 
 4. Johnson, Webmoebel5.6 
 5. Johnson, Hannover5.0 
 6. Lowery, Braves5.0 
 7. Zazai, Chemnitz5.0 
 8. Larsen, SOBA D.4.8 
 9. Wallace, B.Mue.4.6 
 10. Gause, Freiburg4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gary JOHNSON
  Chemnitz
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Johnson, Chemnitz3.0 
 2. Johnson, Webmoebel3.0 
 3. Scott, Kirchheim2.2 
 4. Gause, Freiburg2.2 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.2 
 6. Shaw, Chemnitz2.2 
 7. Zazai, Chemnitz2.0 
 8. Burnette, Osnab.1.8 
 9. Brooks, Kirchheim1.8 
 10. Roemer, Webmoebel1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Deilvez YEARBY
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Yearby, Cuxhaven2.4 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg2.0 
 3. Fuller, Crailsheim1.6 
 4. Oehle, Braves1.5 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., SOBA D.1.4 
 6. Henry, Hannover1.0 
 7. Hill, Jena1.0 
 8. Smallwood, Cuxha.1.0 
 9. Lowery, Braves1.0 
 10. Greene, B.Muenchen1.0 


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


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  LTi 46ers
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Peacock, LTi 46ers18.2 
 2. Tillman, MBC17.6 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen17.4 
 4. Dragicevic, ALBA16.7 
 5. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.0 
 6. Dorris, Phoenix .16.0 
 7. Hunt, Telekom B.16.0 
 8. Bryant, ratiopharm15.8 
 9. Harris, EnBW L.15.6 
 10. Famutimi, Duesseldorf15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm10.2 
 2. Dragicevic, ALBA9.0 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth8.3 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.8.3 
 5. Ensminger, Telek.8.0 
 6. Stevic, EWE B.7.0 
 7. Goree, NY Phantoms7.0 
 8. Moye, Dt.7.0 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.8 
 10. Boumtje, Art.Drag.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.8 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.2 
 3. Joyce, TBB Trier5.0 
 4. Copeland, Bremerha.4.8 
 5. Dorris, Phoenix .4.8 
 6. Jordan, MBC4.6 
 7. Jacobsen, Brose B.4.3 
 8. Campbell, EWE B.4.3 
 9. Dragicevic, ALBA3.7 
 10. Wood, Dt.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  Phoenix Hagen
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Dorris, Phoenix .2.6 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.2 
 3. Bernard, MBC1.8 
 4. Tatum, Duesseldorf1.8 
 5. Pryor, Phoenix .1.8 
 6. Campbell, Telekom B.1.8 
 7. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.8 
 8. Price, ALBA1.7 
 9. Wise, Telekom B.1.6 
 10. Martin, Bremerha.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tibor PLEISS
  Brose Baskets
  (214-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pleiss, Brose B.2.3 
 2. Ohlbrecht, Telek.2.0 
 3. Bryant, ratiopharm1.8 
 4. Dragicevic, ALBA1.7 
 5. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.7 
 6. Reiner, Bayreuth1.3 
 7. Scott, Goettingen1.3 
 8. Goree, NY Phantoms1.3 
 9. Evans, TBB Trier1.3 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.2 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Anastasios ANTONAKIS
  AEK
  (204-C/F-92)
  Avg: 19
 1. Antonakis, AEK19.0 
 2. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.13.0 
 3. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.13.0 
 4. Falekas, Ikaros K.5.0 
 5. Falekas, Ikaros K.5.0 
 6. Nikolaidis, AEK3.0 
 7. Mack, AEK2.0 
 8. Karaboulas, Ikaros K.2.0 
 9. Dorkofikis, AEK2.0 
 10. Karaboulas, Ikaros.2.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alexis FALEKAS
  Ikaros K.
  (190-G-76)
  Avg: 6
 1. Falekas, Ikaros K.6.0 
 2. Falekas, Ikaros K.6.0 
 3. Antonakis, AEK4.0 
 4. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.3.0 
 5. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.3.0 
 6. Dorkofikis, AEK2.0 
 7. Katoufas, Ikaros K.1.0 
 8. Katoufas, Ikaros K.1.0 
 9. Mack, AEK0.0 
 10. Karaboulas, Ikaros.0.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anastasios ANTONAKIS
  AEK
  (204-C/F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Antonakis, AEK3.0 
 2. Dorkofikis, AEK2.0 
 3. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.1.0 
 4. Falekas, Ikaros K.1.0 
 5. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.1.0 
 6. Falekas, Ikaros K.1.0 
 7. Karaboulas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 8. Karaboulas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 9. Katoufas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 10. Katoufas, Ikaros.0.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mihalis POLYTARHOU
  Ikaros K.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.2.0 
 2. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.2.0 
 3. Falekas, Ikaros K.1.0 
 4. Falekas, Ikaros K.1.0 
 5. Karaboulas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 6. Antonakis, AEK0.0 
 7. Nikolaidis, AEK0.0 
 8. Karaboulas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 9. Mack, AEK0.0 
 10. Katoufas, Ikaros.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mihalis POLYTARHOU
  Ikaros K.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.1.0 
 2. Polytarhou, Ikaros K.1.0 
 3. Falekas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 4. Katoufas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 5. Katoufas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 6. Karaboulas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 7. Mack, AEK0.0 
 8. Falekas, Ikaros K.0.0 
 9. Mack, AEK0.0 
 10. Antonakis, A.0.0 


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


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


PromotieDivisie Scores Week 3&4: The Newcomer's warning!!! - by Terry Cooper
Weeks 3 & 4 had games that for some teams work as usual and for others work to be done. So far the new teams joining the Promotie this season (Hoppers, Wildcats, Almonte, Black Eagles, Cangeroes) have gotten a taste of what it takes to compete in the league and made some quick changes of players that have played higher or have experience in the league. So far De Hoppers have done so (No pay to play cats there) and it has paid off as they won on the road over talented Red Giants 109-88. Punch Delft a team that has player restrictions by the university (limited non-education players) seems to shock the league every year since being in the league and the victim to Virgil Ormskerk (190-G-70, agency: Court Side) and Punch was the fully loaded Binnenland team beating them on the road 88-75. Groene Uilen is making a strong early run as they won over VBC Akrides 79-63 while Cangeroes got a road win over newcomer Wildcats 87-70. Z&Z2 made it two in a row over newcoming teams winning last week over Wildcats (90-59) and this week over the winless (reinforce players fast) Black Eagles 89-61. Goba who ousted the Black Eagles in a stunning and embarrasing 94-28 win won at home over Amsterdam2 79-60 while BV Hoofddorp won over Almonte 85-66 to finish out week 4. As the title reads 'Newcomer's warning', I just want you to know this...If you are really trying to stay in the Promotie, then its best to get your teams reinforced fast. This is no diss to the guys that are there playing as hard as they can however, it takes more than that to win games on this level. Players from other teams in this league are on a mission not just to play in the Final Four but to show teams abroad (I must say other teams because the DBL doesn't even look at them unless they know them personally) what they can do. Treach of Naughty by Nature has a quote in a famous song. 'If you never been to the Ghetto dont come to the ghetto cause you wouldn't understand the ghetto so stay the .... out of the ghetto!' Well replace the word 'Ghetto'with 'PromotieDivisie' and this applies to the newcomers to get your act together and get what's needed to win and make your home fans proud! Stay Tuned.

Week 3 Scores:

Punch - BV Hoofddorp 57-62
Red Giants - Binnenland 70-84
VBC Akrides - De Hoppers 85-84
Cangeroes - De Groene Uilen 68-72
Almonte - Goba 60-75
ZZ Leiden2 - Wildcats 90-59
Amsterdam2 - Black Eagles 80-67

Week 4 Scores:

BV Hoofddorp - Almonte 85-66
Red Giants - De Hoppers 88-109
Black Eagles - ZZ Leiden2 61-89
Wildcats - Cangeroes 70-87
De Groene Uilen - VBC Akrides 79-63
Binnenland - Punch 75-88
Goba - Amsterdam2 79-60


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Brian LAING
  Magixx
  (195-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Laing, Magixx19.3 
 2. Stokes, BS Weert19.0 
 3. Kimbrough, Giants17.8 
 4. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.4 
 5. Voorn, ABC17.3 
 6. Marshall, Lands.16.3 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden16.0 
 8. Brown, DeFriesland15.2 
 9. Bekkering, ZZ Le.15.0 
 10. Borha, Landstede15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam10.5 
 2. de Randamie, ABC9.8 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.9.5 
 4. Griffin, Giants9.0 
 5. Hamm, BS Weert8.8 
 6. Boxley, ZZ Leiden8.6 
 7. McDermott, Magixx8.5 
 8. Sanchez, DeFriesl.8.5 
 9. Koenis, Giants8.5 
 10. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiff.Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Turner, Eiff.Tow.7.4 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra.5.2 
 3. Kimbrough, Giants5.0 
 4. McGhee, ZZ Leiden4.8 
 5. Boxley, ZZ Leiden4.4 
 6. Stokes, BS Weert4.3 
 7. Marshall, Lands.3.8 
 8. Bostain, GasTerra.3.8 
 9. McDowell, BS Weert3.8 
 10. Theeuwkens, Giants3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiff.Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Turner, Eiff.Tow.3.0 
 2. McDermott, Magixx3.0 
 3. Kimbrough, Giants3.0 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.8 
 5. Taylor, Magixx2.7 
 6. Kherrazi, ABC2.3 
 7. Hilliman, Rotterdam2.2 
 8. Van der Kamp, Lands.2.2 
 9. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.0 
 10. Ellis, GasTerra F.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiff.Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Aarts, Eiff.Towers2.8 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.8 
 3. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 4. McDermott, Magixx1.0 
 5. van der List, Eiff.T.1.0 
 6. Turek, GasTerra F.0.8 
 7. Bekkering, ZZ Le.0.8 
 8. Bekkering, GasTerra.0.8 
 9. Strong, Landstede0.8 
 10. Hamm, BS Weert0.8 


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Goba 4-0 
 2. Amsterdam 2 3-1 
 3. Binnenland B. 3-1 
 4. Groene 3-1 
 5. Hoofddorp 3-1 
 6. Dehoppers 2-1 
 7. Leiden 2 2-1 
 8. Red Giants 2-2 
 9. Akrides 1-3 
 10. Almonte 1-3 
 11. Cangeroes 1-3 
 12. Punch 1-3 
 13. Wildcats 1-3 
 14. Black Eagles 0-4 


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Josh WILSON
  Kaposvari
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Wilson, Kaposvari23.8 
 2. Bell, Kormend23.0 
 3. Jarvis, Salgotarjani21.5 
 4. Sales, Atomeromu20.3 
 5. Marshall, Marso-Va.19.8 
 6. Stojakovic, Marso-Va.19.3 
 7. Pavlik, Atomeromu19.3 
 8. Kaman, ZTE K.19.0 
 9. El-Amin, PVSK P.18.3 
 10. McKenzie, Szedeak18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Townes, Soproni11.3 
 2. Bell, Kormend10.8 
 3. Egemonye, PVSK P.10.3 
 4. Clark, Szolnok9.8 
 5. Hollis, Albacomp9.7 
 6. Cunningham, Kapos.9.5 
 7. Sales, Atomeromu9.0 
 8. Sitku, Marso-Vagep8.8 
 9. Johnson, Atomeromu8.5 
 10. Gosa, Falco-Szova8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  ZTE KK
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Williams, ZTE K.11.8 
 2. Simon, Albacomp6.5 
 3. Kelley, Soproni5.8 
 4. LaGrange, Kecsk.5.5 
 5. Savic, Marso-Vagep5.5 
 6. Singletary, FS Debre.5.5 
 7. Wittmann, Kecsk.5.5 
 8. Trotter, Szolnok5.3 
 9. El-Amin, PVSK P.5.3 
 10. Glavinic, PVSK P.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Clark, Szolnok4.0 
 2. Crocker, Albacomp3.0 
 3. Sitku, Marso-Vagep3.0 
 4. Williams, ZTE K.2.8 
 5. Marshall, Marso-Va.2.8 
 6. Hanga, Albacomp2.8 
 7. Rubin, Szedeak2.8 
 8. Kovacs, FS Debrecen2.5 
 9. Lekli, Marso-Vagep2.5 
 10. Trotter, Szolnok2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Clark, Szolnok3.0 
 2. Bader, Szolnok3.0 
 3. Townes, Soproni2.8 
 4. Egemonye, PVSK P.1.7 
 5. Aliakseyeu, Falco-Sz.1.3 
 6. Keller, Albacomp1.3 
 7. McKenzie, Szedeak1.3 
 8. Langford, FS Debre.1.0 
 9. Orsulic, Kecskemeti1.0 
 10. Lekli, Marso-Vagep1.0 


A Division Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Kaposvari - Szedeak 74-67
Kaposvari closed Round Four with 74-67 home win against Szedeak. It's their first victory of the season. Josh Wilson (188-G-87, agency: Beggs and Lane, college: N.Arizona) exploded for the host with 43 points and 5 rebounds. He made 7 of 8 attempts from behind the arc. Bryson McKenzie (211-C-83, college: N.Illinois) had 23 points and 10 boards in defeat.

Soproni - FS Debrecen 119-65
Soproni destroyed Debreceni improving to 2-2 record in the league. Charles Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) stepped up for the hosts with 25 points (four triples). In the loosing squad (1-3), Chris Singletary (194-G-88, college: Kent St.) scored 14 pts.

PVSK Pannon - ZTE KK 80-89
Nice road win for ZTE, who kept the perfect score after four games in Hungarian top division. David Vojvoda (191-G/F-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) came up with 27 points and 7 rebounds in this victory. The hosts got 21 points and 11 boards from Benson Egemonye (208-C-83, college: Niagara).

Marso-Vagep - Salgotarjani 121-84
2-2 for Marso-Vagep and 0-4 for Salgotarjani after this meeting. Curtis Marshall (196-G/F-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Texas Tech) shined for the hosts with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Robert Jarvis (180-G-87, college: ORU) collected 20 points and 6 boards in defeat.

Kecskemeti - Atomeromu 66-77
Atomeromu handed the first loss to Kecskemeti so both team have 3-1 record now. Jan Pavlik (186-G-78, agency: Court Side) nailed 26 points in this victory (6 triples). On the other side, Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) delivered 15 points, with just 2 of 8 from behind the arc.

Szolnok - Albacomp 74-64
Third victory of the season for Szolnok, who grabbed it mostly owing to Akos Horvath (21 points). Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) helped with 15 points and 8 boards. In Albacomp (2-2), Tony Crocker (201-G/F-87, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Oklahoma) collected 22 points and 5 rebs.

Falco-Szova - Kormend 65-69
Four straight victory by Kormend, who shares the first place in Division A standings with ZTE. Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) was a key player for the winners with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Mikalai Aliakseyeu (212-C-78, college: Buffalo) collected 18 points and 11 boards in Falco (1-3).


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


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


38 points from Logi Gunnarsson - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Logi Gunnarsson (190-G-81) was hot when Solna beat 08 Stockholm 96-65
Gunnarsson had great shooting % 6/9 from 2 points, 7/13 from the arc and 5/5 from the freethrow line 38 points total. Great performance
Helgi Magnusson scored 5 pts and took 7 rebounds in Uppsala win over Norrkping 76-69
Jakob Sigurdarson scored 16 points and Hlynur Baeringson 10 when Sundsvall beat Uppsala 78-65. Helgi Magnusson had 6 pts & 6 rebs for Uppsala.
When Uppsala beat Solna 90-69 Helgi Magnusson scored 2 points & 6 rebs. Logi Gunnarsson (190-G-81) 21 for Solna
Sundsvall beat Jamtland 75-70 without Hlynur Baeringson who was sick. Jakob Sigurdason 9 points & 10 rebounds in the win


Division 1 - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Results from last round in division 1.
Leiknir 71 Thor Thorl. 106. Hallgrimur Tomasson 20 for Leiknir. Eric Palm 21, Vladimir Bulut 20 for Thor.
Skallagrimur 85 Valur 84. Darrell Flake 28. Calvin Wooten 35 for Valur
Laugdaelir 88 Skallagrimur 81. Sigurdur Hafthorsson & Petur Sigurdson 24 each for Laugdaelir Darrel Flake 30 + 16 rebs
Hottur 83 Leiknir 97. Daniel Terrell 38 for Hottur. Einar Einarsson 24 for Leiknir.
Thor 88 FSU 77. Eric Palm 26 Philip Perre 20 Vladimir Bulut 19 for Thor.
Rich Field 33 + 16 rebs Valur Valsson 23 for FSU
Valur 126 Armann 98. Hordur Hreidarsson 28 Calvin Wooten 25 for Valur. Antonio Houston (193-G-88, college: Catawba) 43 for Armann


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Andre DABNEY
  Hamar
  (175-G-83)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Dabney, Hamar26.3 
 2. Amaroso, Snaefell24.7 
 3. Inge, Haukar24.7 
 4. Biedler, IR24.7 
 5. Schoen, KFI23.3 
 6. Robinson, Haukar23.3 
 7. Smith, Grindavik22.7 
 8. Aorsteinsson, Kefla.21.3 
 9. Burton, Snaefell21.3 
 10. Sovic, IR21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald ROBINSON
  Haukar
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 16
 1. Robinson, Haukar16.0 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR12.8 
 3. Pettinella, Grindavik12.0 
 4. Jonsson, Snaefell11.0 
 5. Biedler, IR10.7 
 6. Amaroso, Snaefell10.7 
 7. Nathanaelsso., Ham.10.0 
 8. Stywall, Fjolnir10.0 
 9. Josey, KFI9.3 
 10. Sovic, IR9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Saevar HARALDSSON
  Haukar
  (184-G-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Haraldsson, Haukar9.3 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR9.3 
 3. Steinarsson, Fjolnir8.8 
 4. Schoen, KFI8.0 
 5. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.6.3 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan6.3 
 7. Smith, Grindavik6.3 
 8. Burton, Snaefell5.3 
 9. Zdravevski, Stjar.5.0 
 10. Jonsson, Snaefell4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Craig SCHOEN
  KFI
  (178-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Schoen, KFI5.7 
 2. Dabney, Hamar4.3 
 3. Viggosson, Tindastoll4.0 
 4. Sigurgeirsso., Snaef.3.7 
 5. Inge, Haukar3.3 
 6. Haraldsson, Haukar3.3 
 7. Zdravevski, Stjar.3.0 
 8. Steinarsson, Fjolnir2.8 
 9. Ermolinskij, KR2.8 
 10. Dungal, IR2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jon HAFSTEINSSON
  Keflavik
  (196-F/C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.0 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.0 
 3. Suljic, KFI1.5 
 4. Helgason, Stjarnan1.3 
 5. Aorsteinsson, Kefla.1.3 
 6. Savarsson, Grind.1.3 
 7. Hafsteinsson, Fjolnir1.3 
 8. Pettinella, Grindavik1.0 
 9. Magnusson, KR1.0 
 10. Schoen, KFI1.0 


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  INDIA   


Dishant Shah - the upcoming Indian Basketball star - by Anil Kumar
If it hadn't been for a few encouraging coaches, we would have lost one of India's rising young basketball talents to another sport.

At 18, Dishant Shah from Baroda is slowly beginning to make a name for himself at the highest level of basketball in the country. The undersized center (he's 6'8') just returned from Yemen after captaining the Indian junior side at the U18 FIBA Asia Championship. Upon his return to India, he was the only junior player invited to train with the Sr. National Men's team that is preparing for the Asian Games.

But all this could've been so very different. It was only five years ago when Dishant was busy spending his time perfecting another sport.

'I used to have interest in cricket before,' said Dishant, 'That is all I used to play.'

Fair enough - nearly every child that has breathed the Indian air has at some point thrown a cricket ball or dreamt perfecting that square drive. But luckily for the Indian hoop world, a basketball coach approached Dishant to take up a different game after he noticed the youngster's sudden spurt in height.

'I admit I didn't like basketball that much in the beginning,' said Dishant, 'It was a completely different sport. But when I hit the court and started playing a lot, I saw a sudden improvement. I began to enjoy myself because soon after I was chosen for the Gujarat Sub-Junior team.'

As the national tournaments and call-ups became more frequent, Dishant became more motivated towards basketball, and his love affair with the game grew deeper. He played his first Sub-Jr. Nationals in Billai, right after which he was selected for the Indian Sub-Jr. team. He kept on being invited to more camps. In July 2008, he captained the Indian Youth (U16) team to the Children of Asia International Sports and Games in Russia.

A month later, Dishant was promoted to the Junior squad, joining the team to the U18 FIBA Asia Championships in Tehran (Iran). Dishant kept reaching for higher, and as his performances improved, so did the attention.

He received his very first senior team call-up in 2008, when he was part of a young squad that went to Hong Kong for the Super Kung Sheung Cup.

Dishant was also chosen for the NBA's Basketball Without Borders - Asia camp that took place in Beijing in 2009. 'The BWB was a great experience,' said Dishant, 'Several NBA players were there as coaches and we learnt a lot from them.'

A simple twist of fate, a change of sport, and voila... The country saw the development of a devastating basketball talent. Dishant captained the U18 squad Middle Asia Zone qualifying for the FIBA Asia Championships, and after dominating their opponents, the team travelled to Sana'a (Yemen) for the final tournament. India finished 13th overall, but Dishant was still proud of his team's performance.

'We need to keep taking part in competitions like this,' he said of the tournament in Yemen, 'It brings us great experience and makes us confident.'

India was grouped with Japan, hosts Yemen, and Iraq. Although they lost all their three group games, Dishant said that the game against a tough Japan side brought out the best in the squad. 'We were actually leading up until the last four minutes,' he said, 'And then their great three-point shooters brought us down.'

Dishant was one of the strongest performers for India at this stage, and his height and versatility caught the attention of new Indian Sr. Men's coach Bill Harris, who called the youngsters to Chennai to try-out for the Senior squad. Dishant is amongst the select squad of 14, 12 of whom will be part of the final team to travel to Guangzhou (China) next month for the basketball tournament in the 2010 Asian Games.

So far, Dishant has been playing at the center position for this squad, too - India has an undersized team, but Dishant believes that they will be able to overcome their height disadvantage under the new coach. 'Yes, India is a short team and we will face many bigger players in China, but we cannot back down from anyone just because they are taller,' said the confident young star, 'We have to use certain defensive techniques to negate opposing big men. We have to simply pay attention to our basics and fundamentals and we should do fine.'

'What we need most is coordination and teamwork amongst ourselves - although we have some good individual players in the squad like Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, Jagdeep Singh, Yadvinder Singh, and others, it is important to know that basketball is a team game, and we will be able to compete as long as we play in that way.'

Dishant himself as an excellent post game, featuring a smooth shooting touch from inside the 'D'. Whether or not he makes the final cut, this is sure to be another important experience for a player who has rapidly improved from a cricketer/basketball novice to U18 captain and member of the Indian senior team. 'I have already been very motivated ever since I was called for these tryouts,' said Dishant, 'I want to make the best out of it. I am a younger player and I want to learn from all the talented seniors around.'

Dishant has also sung praises of his new coach. 'Coach Harris' main strength is in defense, and we are feeding off that. A good defensive team always wins. We have been emphasizing on certain defensive tactics with the coach, such as on-the-ball defense, recovery, and providing help defense to a teammate that has been beaten - this is something that we don't usually do in India.'

'We have a good coach, so our chances for the Asian Games are good. I hope that we can bring back some good results.'

From a casual young cricketer to a budding basketball star, Dishant Shah has already come a long way. He may be a fresher on the senior team, but seeing the pace with which he has already achieved success, there is no doubt that in the near future he blooms into one of India's leading basketball players.

Courtesy - BFI



IMG Reliance Junior National Gets underway - by Anil Kumar
The 61st IMG-Reliance National Basketball Championship for Junior Men & Women began at the Fr. Agnel Sports Complex, Vashi (Navi Mumbai) on the Sunday, 24th October to 31st October, 2010.

The championship has been organized by the Maharashtra Basketball Association under the aegis of Basketball Federation of India (BFI). Around 43 selected teams from states of Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Karnataka & Delhi will participate in the seven-day long championship. Young deserving players will be selected to undergo intense training under the guidance of international coaches and facilities that are world class to help them develop their skills & game in the long run.

Rev. Alex Dais, Bishop of Andaman inaugurated the tournament. Mr. Jaidev Rajnikant Shroff, President, Maharashtra Basketball Association; MD, United Phosphorous Ltd. and local Member of Parliament Mr. Sanjeev Naik will be present to grace the occasion.

Mr. Harish Sharma, Secretary, BFI said, It has been our ongoing endeavor to promote basketball in India. We are certain that the Indian youth has immense potential to perform on a global stage. Championship like these help the young boy & girls showcase and develop their game. Going forward we will provided world class infrastructure & coaching facilities to all the promising players and work towards creating many such opportunities that will help us in developing basketball as a sport that is second to none.

Commenting on the championship Mr. M. Venkatesh, Associate Secretary, Maharashtra Basketball Association said, We are pleased to received participation in huge numbers from across the country. I believe The 61st National championship shall see fierce & exciting competition amongst teams; each and every team is ready to face on the challenge and deliver a game that will surpass the expectations of many. I am sure this championship will be a foundation stone for many young budding Basketball stars of tomorrow.

The organizers are providing the sport-court (synthetic) for the first time at the Junior National Championship. A renowned coach from the IMG academy will be in attendance to observe the emerging talent.

On the first day of games, some of the highlights were a close win for the Karnataka Boys over West Bengal 41-37, and Tamil Nadu girls strolling in their match-up against Madhya Pradesh 58-22.



Montfort School lifts 1st IMG-Reliance Delhi Schools Basketball League - by Anil Kumar
Basketball in India continues to take crucial steps in the right direction. To help the help of the game at the grassroots level and to create the right kind of competitive atmosphere for young talents to grow, the first ever IMG-Reliance School Basketball League was held in New Delhi from August 16-October 20th. 20 boys and girls teams from 12 different schools across the city took part in a mammoth 96 matches in the preliminary and super league stages.

At the end, the best two teams faced off in the Finals, which were held at Modern School (Barakhamba Road) - both the boys and girls finals were between the hosts Modern School and Montfort School (Ashok Vihar). The visiting teams pulled off a historic double by winning both the matches and going home as champions.

In the Girls final, the Montfort team came undefeated throughout the tournament and continued their phenomenon surge ahead. Montfort took an early lead and never took their foot off the gas pedal. Led by Manini Rai (19 points) and A. Chinmayee Meghana (17), Montfort strolled to a comfortable 56-25 victory.

The Boys game was a lot more competitive, as the hosts Modern started off strong in an attempt to upset the favoured Montfort side. Modern held a six-point advantage going into half-time, but Montfort returned to their confident and aggressive style of play in the second half. The comeback was completed successfully and Montfort held on in the final minutes of the game to win the game 50-43, led by 16 points from Nakul Agarwal who has been their best player throughout the tournament.

Earlier on Tuesday, DPS (Mathura Road) Girls and GD Goenka Boys won third place against their rivals DPS (RK Puram) Girls and DPS (Mathura Road) Boys respectively.

Each of the players from the two winning teams was presented with a Rs. 2,000 cash award from the Basketball Federation of India (BFI). Second place players received Rs. 1,500 and third place players received Rs. 1,000 each.

Additionally, the tournaments sponsors IMG-Reliance provided an extra cash bonus to the top three performing schools of both divisions in the tournament to encourage the improvement of basketball infrastructure in the institutions. Bikram Singh, the vice-president of IMG-Reliance handed out Rs. 1 lakh to the first prize winners, Rs. 75,000 to the runners-up, and third place teams were rewarded with Rs. 50,000.

'This is a great moment in the history of basketball in India and specifically in Delhi,' said Harish Sharma, the Secretary-General of the BFI, 'The success of this league has been made possible due to our partnership and the support of IMG-Reliance. Now, we want to take this league to other cities across the country.'

Sharma added that this was the first time that cash prizes were being rewarded to the schools. 'We want to encourage the schools to promote basketball with this money by improving their basketball courts and facilities.'

The league has been a colourful get-together of basketball enthusiasts as well as those who are new to the game. Along with encouraging established players and fans, many other school children across Delhi have grown a new-found interest in the game. Sharma has promised an even bigger and better school league in Delhi next year.

Montfort Girls star Chinmayee was satisfied with her teams performance. 'Were very happy to win this league. It was a great experience playing in front of large crowds, which encouraged us. The league went on for a long time, and it helped us improve our game as we played each time two or more times. I feel very lucky to have won this year because Im in 12th standard and wont be participating in next years tournament.'

From Montfort Boys, the finals leading scorer Nakul Agarwal credited his team-mates for their support and inspiration in helping to pull off a great performance through the course of the tournament. Montfort made a great comeback after trailing in the first half. 'Modern played a very tough game, but we had to prove that we are the best team and we are unbeatable. That is why we came motivated in the second half to win.'

'It feels great to have won the trophy,' added Nakul, 'This the first time that basketball has been promoted so well in the schools and its great for the growth of the game in India.'

Final Scores

Girls: Montfort School 56 (Manini Rai 19, A. Chinmayee Meghana 17) bt. Modern School 25 (Gauri 11)
Boys: Montfort School 50 (Nakul 16) bt. Modern School 43 (Archit Sinha 15, Satyam Nayyar 12)
Final Standings

Girls

1. Montfort School
2. Modern School
3. DPS (Mathura Road)
Boys

1. Montfort School
2. Modern School
3. GD Goenka School




Courtesy - BFI





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  ITALY   


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Davide REATI
  Treviglio
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Reati, Treviglio20.8 
 2. Rugolo, Molfetta19.0 
 3. Vico, Matera18.6 
 4. Masper, Moncalieri18.0 
 5. Carrizo, Ferentino17.8 
 6. Pilotti, Ruvo16.8 
 7. Gigena, Ostuni16.2 
 8. Casadei, Comsum.i.15.8 
 9. Benevelli, Trento15.8 
 10. Becerra, Rieti15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Molfetta
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Corral, Molfetta11.4 
 2. Facenda, Senigallia9.4 
 3. Zerini, Ruvo9.0 
 4. De Min, Treviglio8.8 
 5. Morena, Ostuni8.8 
 6. Rosignoli, Bisceglie8.5 
 7. Tassinari, Moncalieri8.4 
 8. Gigena, Massafra8.2 
 9. Gaeta, Osimo8.0 
 10. Zambon, Rieti8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Trento
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Ferrarese, Trento6.2 
 2. Bastoni, Riva d.4.6 
 3. Busca, Trieste4.5 
 4. Gnaccarini, Senig.4.4 
 5. Di Capua, Osimo4.2 
 6. Tomasiello, Comsum.4.2 
 7. Bushati, Brescia3.8 
 8. Modica, Ruvo3.4 
 9. Santolamazza, Ana.3.4 
 10. Bolzonella, Piacenza3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Simone BONAMENTE
  Perugia
  (202-C-79)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Bonamente, Perugia4.4 
 2. Sperduto, Pales.4.0 
 3. Guarino, Trapani4.0 
 4. Bushati, Brescia4.0 
 5. Cardillo, Ferentino3.4 
 6. Bastoni, Riva d.3.4 
 7. Rabaglietti, Feren.3.4 
 8. Aprea, S.Antimo3.3 
 9. Carrizo, Ferentino3.2 
 10. Santolamazza, Ana.3.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ZERINI
  Ruvo
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Zerini, Ruvo2.4 
 2. Pozzi, Molfetta2.0 
 3. Corral, Molfetta2.0 
 4. Ancellotti, Patti1.8 
 5. Capitanelli, Pales.1.2 
 6. Bozzetto, Comsum.i.1.2 
 7. Biligha, ASD Pavia1.0 
 8. Candido, Ferentino1.0 
 9. Gagliardo, S.Antimo1.0 
 10. Garofalo, Riva d.0.8 


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


Standings - B1
A Standings
Group A
 1. Perugia 5-0 
 2. Brescia 4-1 
 3. Edimes PV 4-1 
 4. Piacenza 4-1 
 5. Moncalieri 3-2 
 6. Senigallia 3-2 
 7. Trento 3-2 
 8. Treviglio 3-2 
 9. Trieste 3-2 
 10. Comsum.it SI 2-3 
 11. Riva del Garda 2-3 
 12. Castelletto 1-4 
 13. Omegna 1-4 
 14. Osimo 1-4 
 15. Ozzano 1-4 
 16. Recanati 0-5 
Group B
 1. A.B. Latina 4-1 
 2. Ferentino 4-1 
 3. Matera 4-1 
 4. Ruvo 4-1 
 5. Trapani 4-1 
 6. Anagni 3-2 
 7. Bisceglie 3-2 
 8. Ostuni 3-2 
 9. Patti 3-2 
 10. Potenza 2-3 
 11. S.Antimo 2-3 
 12. Agrigento 1-4 
 13. Massafra 1-4 
 14. Molfetta 1-4 
 15. Palestrina 1-4 
 16. Rieti 0-5 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Rimantas KAUKENAS
  Montepaschi
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Kaukenas, Montepas.21.5 
 2. Ford, Sutor Mont.19.5 
 3. Diawara, Enel B.19.0 
 4. Slaughter, Angelico.19.0 
 5. Almond, Scavolin.18.5 
 6. White, Ford S.18.0 
 7. Ivanov, Sutor M.17.0 
 8. Goss, Cimberio VA17.0 
 9. Troutman, Air AV16.5 
 10. Jones, Pepsi C.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chevon TROUTMAN
  Air AV
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Troutman, Air AV12.0 
 2. Suton, Angelico BI11.5 
 3. Ford, Sutor Mont.10.5 
 4. Garri, Pepsi C.10.5 
 5. Dixon, Enel Brindisi8.0 
 6. Lang, Enel Brindisi8.0 
 7. Ortner, Bennet C.8.0 
 8. Hall, Banca Tercas7.5 
 9. Stonerook, Montepas.7.5 
 10. Dasic, Lottomatica7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Ford Sassari
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Diener, Ford S.8.0 
 2. Collins, Scavolin.8.0 
 3. Childress, Ford S.7.0 
 4. Green, Air AV5.0 
 5. Maestranzi, Sutor M.4.0 
 6. Bowers, Pepsi C.4.0 
 7. Diener, Banca T.4.0 
 8. Hawkins, Armani MI3.5 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.5 
 10. Sosa, Angelico BI3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Vladimir DASIC
  Lottomatica
  (207-F-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Dasic, Lottomatica4.5 
 2. Tsaldaris, Ford S.4.0 
 3. Stonerook, Montepas.4.0 
 4. Hawkins, Armani MI4.0 
 5. Collins, Scavolin.4.0 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR4.0 
 7. Dean, Air AV4.0 
 8. Peric, Benetton TV3.5 
 9. Almond, Scavolin.3.5 
 10. Fajardo, Cimberio.3.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Artur DROZDOV
  Vanoli CR
  (199-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Drozdov, Vanoli CR2.5 
 2. Smith, Benetton TV2.0 
 3. Hunter, Ford S.1.5 
 4. Bowers, Pepsi C.1.5 
 5. Smith, Lottomatica1.5 
 6. Suton, Angelico BI1.0 
 7. Ford, Sutor Mont.1.0 
 8. Salyers, Angelico.1.0 
 9. White, Ford S.1.0 
 10. Kangur, Cimberio.1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Trent WHITING
  Aget IM
  (185-G-76)
  Avg: 25
 1. Whiting, Aget IM25.0 
 2. Clark, Umana Reyer24.3 
 3. Crispin, Barcellona22.3 
 4. Boyette, N.Ferrara21.0 
 5. Gordon, Forli19.3 
 6. Jackson, Prima Veroli19.3 
 7. Boykin, Assigeco18.5 
 8. Pecile, Jesi18.5 
 9. Davis, Scafati .18.0 
 10. Slay, Umana Reyer16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben BOYKIN
  Assigeco
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Boykin, Assigeco12.3 
 2. Chiacig, Scafati .11.5 
 3. Waleskowski, Tezeni.10.8 
 4. Johnson, San Severo9.8 
 5. Lollis, Immobili.9.5 
 6. Filloy, Immobili.9.0 
 7. Varnado, Carmatic.8.3 
 8. Dordei, Snaidero UD8.0 
 9. Valenti, Trenkwalder7.8 
 10. Nnamaka, Fastw.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Donte MATHIS
  Snaidero UD
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mathis, Snaidero.4.0 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona4.0 
 3. Williams, Snaidero.3.7 
 4. Levin, Scafati .3.5 
 5. McKay, San Severo3.3 
 6. Hunter, Scafati .3.0 
 7. Licartovsky, Forli3.0 
 8. Marigney, Assigeco3.0 
 9. Scarone, Immobili.3.0 
 10. Clark, Umana Reyer2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Immobiliare SR
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Roderick, Immobi.3.8 
 2. Trepagnier, Tezeni.3.8 
 3. Lollis, Immobili.3.5 
 4. Ebi, Aget IM3.5 
 5. Ndoja, N.Ferrara3.0 
 6. Hunter, Scafati .3.0 
 7. Piazza, Forli2.8 
 8. Varnado, Carmatic.2.8 
 9. Licartovsky, Forli2.8 
 10. Rosselli, Prima V.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Carmatic PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Varnado, Carmatic.4.8 
 2. Boykin, Assigeco1.5 
 3. Chiacig, Scafati .1.3 
 4. Kotti, N.Ferrara1.3 
 5. Foiera, Forli1.0 
 6. Campiello, Tezeni.1.0 
 7. Lee, Snaidero UD1.0 
 8. Maggioli, Jesi1.0 
 9. Ebi, Aget IM1.0 
 10. Frosini, Trenkwalder0.8 


Euroleague Review: CSKA Needs Balance - by Carl Berman
The first set of games of the 2010-2011 Euroleague season is over and it featured only two teams winning on the road. One of those occasions was Armani Jeans Milano destroying CSKA Moscow in Russia, 88-73, behind Oleksiy Pecherov (212-C-85)'s 23 point debut, back from his NBA experience with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

AJ did it with high-percentage shooting, 53% from beyond the arc and 20-44 from outside the paint. CSKA missed Sasha Kauns presence on the post since most of AJs sets featured pick-and-pops or swing-and-kicks and neither Dmitry Sokolov nor Boban Marjanovic were able to defend the ball handler and follow Pecherov on the perimeter.

But it was CSKAs lack of balance on offense that kept them from putting up a fight and eventually overcoming the Italians red hot shooting. The Russians tried pounding the paint for most of the first-half, forcing the ball to either Sokolov or Marjanovic every trip down the floor.

Jamont Gordon, Ramunas Siskauskas, Trajan Langdon and J.R. Holden combined to score six points in the first twenty minutes of play. With such a passive perimeter, AJ was able to compress around CSKAs low post presences, diminishing the affect they had, opening a 23 point lead at the half and pretty much maintaining it after intermission.

Back from the locker room, the Russians were more balanced but the Italians kept gunning which held CSKA from rallying. Behind Gordons 11 second-half points, they won the third-quarter, 25-20, and the second-half, 44-36, which proves that a balanced attack is what CSKA needs in order to fulfill all the expectations around this team.

Langdon and Siskauskas combined to score eight points and thats a deal breaker. CSKA is not going anywhere with that kind of production from their wingmen. They need to stretch the floor in order to keep the defenses honest and provide single-coverage for those big-men to be affective inside the paint.

Armani Jeans Milano is set to challenge Montepaschi Siena for the Italian title and make some splash in Euroleague play but their 15 point win over CSKA says more about what the Russians didnt bring than about what AJ brought. Many believe CSKA is a title contender and the only team in Europe truly equipped to challenge Regal FC Barcelona. For them to meet these projections, they need to execute as a whole and balance is essential for them to do so.

Rafael Uehara is the managing figure of the Basketball Outsider and is a contributor to NetScouts Basketball's blog. Information on NetScouts Basketball can be found at their website at www.netscoutsbasketball.com. . He can be followed on twitter @rafael__uehara.


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Barcellona 4-0 
 2. Umana Reyer 4-0 
 3. Assigeco 3-1 
 4. Immobiliare SR 3-1 
 5. Snaidero UD 3-1 
 6. Aget IM 2-2 
 7. Carmatic PT 2-2 
 8. Fastweb CM 2-2 
 9. Jesi 2-2 
 10. Scafati Basket 2-2 
 11. Trenkwalder 2-2 
 12. Forli 1-3 
 13. Prima Veroli 1-3 
 14. Tezenis Verona 1-3 
 15. N.Ferrara 0-4 
 16. San Severo 0-4 


Quick interview with A.J. Slaughter (Angelico Biella) - by Giulia Di Russo
Standing 191cm tall with great length and athleticism, A.J. Slaughter (191-G-88, college: W.Kentucky) is a quick combo guard from Shelbyville, Kentucky.
After playing in college for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers he took his talents to Biella and seems like we are going to hear a lot about him this season.
A.J. Slaughter kindly accepted to speak to Eurobasket before the game against Banca Tercas Teramo on October 24th.

This is your first experience overseas, what do you think about Biella so far and what are your expectations for this season?
Ive been enjoying myself these first 2 months. Biella is a great place to be, great people and great community. Im looking forward to playing my first home game today, i just cant wait to get out there and show the fans what Im about.

Last Sunday against Pepsi Caserta you had an amazing performance, fired 27 points and led your team to an important win on the road. Did you expect such a great start of the season?
I trained hard all pre-season so I expected to play well but i didnt expect to just miss one shot.

What are your feelings about today's game against Banca Tercas Teramo?
Its gonna be fun. They are gonna be ready to play, they know we got a good team so they are gonna come in and be ready to challenge us. It s our first homegame so im really looking forward to it.

How would you describe yourself as a player, what is the scouting report you'd give on yourself?
Im a shooter, expecially from the 3 points range. I can shoot well and I can also get to the basket so that's what makes it hard to defend me. As far as defense, Im a good on-the-ball defender.

What have been the highlights of your basketball playing life so far?
Sophomore year in college, we went to the Sweet 16 and I had a really good year.

Who were your favorite players growing up?
Growin up I'd say Michael Jordan, he was such a great player and so much fun to watch. I also liked to watch my dad, I used to watch his old games from when he played in college at Murray State.

Switchin to off the court, how do you like Italy so far and what do you like to do out here in your free time?
Italy is cool. A lot different from the states, a different experience for me, but cool. When im off the court i usually just chill and play videogames with my teammates.



Lega2 Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Umana Reyer - Scafati Basket 66-51
Umana Reyer stayed unbeaten with a home win over Scafati Basket. Tamar Slay (204-F-80, college: Marshall) orchestrated the victory with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Alvin Young (189-G-75, college: Niagara) added 18 points for Venezia. Jimmie Hunter (196-G-77, college: Life) delivered 17 points for Scafati Basket.

Barcellona - Prima Veroli 88-87
Barcellona eked out a narrow home win over Prima Veroli to stay undefeated. Joseph Crispin (186-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Penn St.) fired 23 points to lead the hosts. Andrea Ghiacci (200-G/F-81) added 13 points and 6 boards for the league leaders. Jarrius Jackson (188-G-85, college: Texas Tech) came up with 26 points for Prima Veroli.

San Severo - Assigeco 56-63
Assigeco posted the third win as they upset San Severo away from home. Ruben Boykin (201-F-85, college: N.Arizona) notched 18 points to lead the effort. Paul Marigney (192-G-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) accounted for 16 points for the visitors. Myles McKay (191-G-86, college: WiscKing.-Whitew.) produced 15 points for San Severo in defeat.

Immobiliare SR - Jesi 96-89
Rimini held off Jesi behind 26 points from German Scarone (190-G-75). Terrence Roderick (195-G/F-88, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists as the winners improved at 3-1 record. Andrea Pecile (187-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 26 points and 6 steals for Jesi.

Aget IM - Forli 76-70
Aget Imola recofed the second win as they rallied past Forli at home court. Trent Whiting (185-G-76, college: BYU) stepped up with 23 points for Aget Imola. Ndudi Ebi (206-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Arizona) accounted for 15 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Lorenzo Gordon (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma City) answered with 19 points for Forli.

Tezenis Verona - Trenkwalder 87-63
Tezenis Verona celebrated the debut win in the championship as they cruised past Trenkwalder at home court. Jeff Trepagnier (192-G-79, college: USC) scored 19 points to lead the charge. A.J. Abrams (180-G-86, college: Texas) added 12 points for the winners. Joe Smith (193-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: Al.-Huntsville) replied with 27 points for Trenkwalder.

Fastweb CM - N.Ferrara 90-82
Tommaso Fantoni (203-F-85, agency: Players Group) scored 25 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead Fastweb Casale past Naturhouse Ferrara. Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro) nailed 22 points in the winning case. Jermaine Boyette (188-G-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Weber St.) responded with 26 points for Ferrara in defeat.

Snaidero UD - Carmatic PT 69-63
Luigi Dordei (202-F-81) scored 22 points to lead Snaidero past Carmatic Pistoia in Udine. Donte Mathis (190-G-77, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in the victory. Janis Porzingis (201-F-82, agency: Stanley International) responded with 14 points for Carmatic Pistoia.




SerieA Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Enel Brindisi - CS Bologna 87-84
Enel Brindisi overcame CS Bologna to improve at 1-1 record at the start of the season. Yakhouba Diawara (200-F-82, college: Pepperdine) knocked down 20 points to lead Enel Brindisi. Bobby Dixon (178-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Troy) contributed 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Kennedy Winston (198-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) replied with 23 points for CS Bologna.

Ford Sassari - Pepsi Caserta 92-87
Ford Sassari toppled Pepsi Caserta as James White (198-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Cincinnati) and Othello Hunter (203-F-86, agency: David Lee services, college: Ohio St.) notched 16 points each. Travis Diener added 14 points and 8 assists for the winning side. Jumaine Jones (201-F-79, college: Georgia) and Timothy Bowers (188-G-82, college: Mississippi St.) responded with 17 points each for Pepsi Caserta as they fell at 0-2 record.

Air AV - Cimberio VA 85-69
Air Avellino opened win count as they shot down Cimberio Varese. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) notched 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead the hosts. Omar Thomas (197-F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP) added 17 points and 8 caroms for Air Avellino. Jobey Thomas (193-G-80, college: Charlotte) was responsible for 16 points for Varese in defeat.

Scavolini PS - Lottomatica 76-69
Scavolini earned a tough home win over Lottomatica. Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85, college: Miami (FL)) nailed 17 points to top-score for Scavolini. Marco Cusin (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Charles Smith (193-G-75, college: N.Mexico) dropped 14 points for Lottomatica.

Angelico BI - Banca Tercas 79-70
Angelico Biella posted the second win in a row as they bruised Banca Tercas. Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford) poured in 17 points to pace the hosts. Edgar Sosa (188-G-88, college: Louisville) contributed 15 points and 6 assists in the winning case. Blake Ahearn (188-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Missouri St.) and Ivan Zoroski (195-G-79) chipped in 17 points each for Teramo as they slipped at 0-2 record.

Montepaschi - Sutor Mont. 93-82
Montepaschi Siena registered the second straight win at the start of the season. The defending champions defeated Montegranaro in Siena. Rimantas Kaukenas (193-G-77, college: Seton Hall) scored 22 points to lead the hosts. Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) added 21 points in the win. Sharrod Ford (206-F/C-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Clemson) responded with 26 points and 9 rebounds for Montegranaro.

Armani MI - Benetton TV 80-65
Armani Jeans coasted past Benetton Trevison at home. Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Pennsylvania), Jonas Maciulis (198-G/F-85, agency: Interperformances) and David Hawkins (193-G-82, college: Temple) scored 14 points each to lead the home side. Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) replied with 15 points for Benetton.

Bennet Cantu - Vanoli CR 77-75
Bennet Cantu eked out a narrow home win over Vanoli Cremona. Maarten Leunen (206-F-85, college: Oregon) and Mike Green (185-G-85, college: Butler) nailed 16 points each to help the hosts to the initial win. Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83, college: Metro St.) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Cantu. Marko Milic (202-F-77) netted 15 points for Cremona in the loss.




Casale win over Ferrara - by Michele Berra
Casale rips the first two points in front of their fans through a second time of great intensity and character. The game started quietly for the team of Marco Crespi, who struggled to find fluency in attack found no positive responses from Taylor and Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro). In the third quarter, with 12 points to be recovered and 24 minutes still to play, was Simone Pierich (198-F-81) to go over the top: after an offensive rebound and assist from Oluoma Nnamaka (200-F/C-78, college: Marquette), scored his first shot from three, and this marked the turning point for Casale, in addition to the constancy of Tommaso Fantoni (203-F-85, agency: Players Group) and Matteo Malaventura (196-G-78)a also found important points and rebounds from Ricky Hickman and Oluoma Nnamaka.
In the losing effort, double digits for Jermaine Boyette (188-G-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Weber St.), Klaudio Ndoja (198-G/F-85) and Tuukka Kotti (205-F/C-81, college: Providence)
This is the complete box score:

FASTWEB CASALE: Matteo Malaventuraa 18, Gentile 2, Ricky Hickman 22, Oluoma Nnamaka 8, Pierich 11, Taylor, Masciadri ne, Chiotti 4, Tommaso Fantoni 25, Ferrero.
NATURHOUSE FERRARA : Farabello 4, Brandani ne, Borsato 3, Cournooh 6, Jermaine Boyette 26, Kotti 10, Klaudio Ndoja 16, Mazzola 4, Lechtaler 4, Mukubu 9



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JBL Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Hokkaido - Tochigi Brex 78-115
Tochigi Brex exploded with 38-17 in the last frame to smash Hokkaido 115:78. Kenji Yamada (180-G-83) stepped up with 18 points, while Holcomb Randy delivered 17. Orimo Takehiko responded with 24 points in the losing case and Yamada Daiji as well as Sakurai Ryota scored 14 apiece.

Hitachi S. - Toyota 73-70
Hitachi needed 30-17 in the last stanza to beat Toyota 73:70. Fumio Nishimura (177-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Aboya Alfred followed him with 13. Takahashi Michael answered with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort and Okada Yusuke scored 13.

Panasonic - Toshiba 96-70
Panasonic edged Toshiba 96:70 at the Regular Season Round 12. Five players scored in double figures as Ace Custis (202-F-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Virginia Tech) and Aono Fumihiko led them all with 22 points each. Kikuchi Shohei posted 18 points in defeat, while O'Bannon Charles and Violette Cory posted 12 each.

Aishin - Mitsubishi 80-85
Aishin dropped to 9-3 record after the loss from Mitsubishi 80:85. Kei Igarashi (180-G-80) paced all the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Uzawa Jun delivered 18. Takeuchi Kosuke replied with 25 points and 10 boards in defeat.




Best players of Japanese JBL round 11 - by Eurobasket News
Former international Kosuke Takeuchi (205-C/F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 25-year old had a double-double of 28 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Mitsubishi (#8, 3-8) 78-71. It allowed Aishin to consolidate first place in the Japanese JBL. Aishin have a solid 9-2 record. Takeuchi has many years of experience at Aishin, through which he has constantly improved. Takeuchi has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 16.4ppg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 53.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American forward Ontario Lett (198-F-79) of Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins. Lett impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Mitsubishi lost that game 71-78 to the higher-ranked Aishin (#1, 9-2). Mitsubishi are still at the very bottom. 8 lost games is too many comparing to just three victories Mitsubishi managed to get this year. Lett is a newcomer at Mitsubishi and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was international guard Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) of Panasonic Trians (#5). Kinoshita scored 15 points and passed nine assists. He was a key player of Panasonic, leading his team to a 79-67 win against slightly higher-ranked Toshiba (#3, 6-5). The chances of Panasonic ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Kinoshita could help Panasonic to bring them higher in the standings. Kinoshita has a great season in Japan. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.5ppg (3rd best) and assists with 4.2apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryota Sakurai (194-G-83) of Hokkaido - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Ken Tanaka (188-F-81) of Tochigi Brex - 17 points and 8 rebounds
6. Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-G-81) of Aishin - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Daisuke Kobayashi (189-G-87) of Hitachi S. - 13 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Charles O'Bannon (198-F-75) of Toshiba - 19 points and 4 rebounds
9. Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80) of Toyota - 12 points and 13 rebounds
10. Ace Custis (202-F-74) of Panasonic - 9 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists


BJ League Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Takamatsu FA - Osaka Evessa 58-78
Osaka Evessa needed 32-10 in the last period to outscore Takamatsu FA 78:58. William Knight (196-F/G-79, college: UCLA) paced all the winners with 25 points and Washington Lynn chipped in 16. Sparks Rasheed posted 14 points for Five Arrows and Kita Makoto netted 13

Shimane - Oita H.Devils 78-76
Shimane rolled over Oita H.Devils 78:76 on October 23rd. Forrest Fisher (193-G-84, agency: GOTathletes) paced all the winners with 17 points, while Caudle Will produced 16. Johnson Damian replied with 22 points in the losing case and Finger Taj scored 18.

Fukuoka Rizing - Saitama Bron. 104-68
Fukuoka Rizing won all the quarters versus Saitama Broncos for the total 104:68 victory. Michael Parker (200-G/F-81, college: Evergreen St.) top-scored not ony in the game but in the round as well with 40 points. Cordeiro Thiago netted 21 and Murry Nile brought 18. Nash Bobby produced 18 points in the losing effort.

Miyazaki - Shiga Lakestars 105-101 OT
Miyazaki needed overtime to beat Shiga Lakestars 105:101. Brandon Cole (203-F-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Xavier) erupted with 30 points and 14 rebounds, whilst Palmer Elijah had 22 and 11 boards. Joho Masashi scored 21 in defeat and Rice, Lamar followed him with 20.

Sendai 89ers - Tokyo Apache 94-80
Sendai 89ers overcame Tokyo Apache 94:80 at the Regular Season Round 3. Michael Bell (206-F-82, college: Florida Atlantic) exploded with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Holm Chris added 22 points and 9 rebounds. Aoki Cohey, Dartez Kendall and Swift Robert posted 14 points each in defeat.

Niigata Albirex - Akita 72-73
Akita needed 22-12 in the last period to grab valuable 73:72 win over Niigata Albirex. Antonio Burks (198-F-82, college: Stephen F. Austin) paced all the winners with 21 points and Butorac Paul netted 18. Willie Veasley responded with 17 points in the losing effort.

Hamamatsu P. - Toyama Grouses 55-66
With 21-12 Toyama Grouses finished the game over Hamamatsu to win 66:55. Takeshi Mito (184-G-85) stepped up with 17 points and Davis John collected 12 points and 10 rebounds. Parmer Jeffrey ended up with 19 points and 10 boards in the losing effort.

Kyoto Hannaryz - Okinawa GK 85-78
Warren Reginald produced 23 points as his Kyoto Hannaryz overcame Okinawa GK 85:78. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (186-G-69, college: LSU) netted 17, whilst Trim Kibwe and Murakami Tadashi had 12 each. Kuso Abdullahi responded with 28 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.




Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 9-3 
 2. Toyota 8-4 
 3. Hitachi S. 6-6 
 4. Panasonic 6-6 
 5. Toshiba 6-6 
 6. Tochigi Brex 5-7 
 7. Hokkaido 4-8 
 8. Mitsubishi 4-8 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Ryan FOREHAN-KELLY
  Aishin
  (197-F/G-80)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Forehan-K., Aishin18.4 
 2. Kinoshita, Panasonic17.3 
 3. Takeuchi, Aishin17.1 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin16.5 
 5. Orimo, Hokkaido16.0 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi15.4 
 7. Maraker, Hokkaido14.6 
 8. Lett, Mitsubishi14.1 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.14.0 
 10. Takahashi, Toyota13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 14
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.14.0 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin12.1 
 3. Gibbs, Toyota9.4 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin8.8 
 5. Custis, Panasonic8.5 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi7.5 
 7. Violette, Toshiba7.3 
 8. Maraker, Hokkaido7.3 
 9. Takahashi, Toyota6.7 
 10. Lett, Mitsubishi6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kei IGARASHI
  Mitsubishi
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Igarashi, Mitsubishi4.4 
 2. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.0 
 3. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.0 
 4. Kashiwakura, Hokka.4.0 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.8 
 6. Nishimura, Hitachi S.3.8 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin3.6 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 9. Yamada, Hokkaido3.2 
 10. Shonaka, Toyota2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.4 
 2. Hirose, Panasonic1.7 
 3. Custis, Panasonic1.4 
 4. Forehan-K., Aishin1.4 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.3 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin1.3 
 7. Sato, Hitachi S.1.3 
 8. Kikuchi, Toshiba1.3 
 9. Takeda, Tochigi .1.2 
 10. Nishimura, Hitachi S.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ontario LETT
  Mitsubishi
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Lett, Mitsubishi1.5 
 2. Ricci, Toyota1.2 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.2 
 4. Takeuchi, Aishin1.2 
 5. Aono, Panasonic1.1 
 6. Takahashi, Toyota0.9 
 7. Yamada, Hokkaido0.9 
 8. Hale, Mitsubishi0.8 
 9. Gibbs, Toyota0.6 
 10. Maraker, Hokkaido0.6 


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  KOSOVO   


1st Round: Bambi beats the last champions, Peja starts furiously - by Onur Deqani
KB Bambi from Mitrovica surprisingly reached to get a win over last champions Sigal Prishtina, on their home ground 'Minatori', with four points of lead (69-65). The guests from Prishtina were in a three-point leading (61-58), 3 minutes before the end, but they couldn't make it through to the end, and lost their first match of the new season. Dejan Martinoviq (17 points) and Lubisha Bogavac (15 points) leaded their team through to the win.
'We dedicate this to our ex-president, the late Miomir Dashiq.We were to motivated for this game, we are happy that we achieved the win that we wanted.This is the first game that we are playing together as a team.' Jugosllav Dashiq of KB Bambi, said.
Two teams from Mitrovica, KB Trepca and KB Mitrovica meet together in a game that resulted with the win of KB Trepca (68-55).Besnik Azemi scored 16 points for the win of KB Trepca, while Arian Tahiri of KB Mitrovica was the highest scorer in the match with 21 points.
KB Peja started the league furiously, beating Kol.Eurosporti with in their home ground Karagaqi.The scoreboard at the end of the match was showing the result 96:71. In the last match KB Bashkimi from Prizren achieved to finish the game over Kosova from Vushtrri, 10 points ahead: 84-74.


1st Round: Bambi beats the last champions, Peja starts furiously - by Onur Deqani
KB Bambi from Mitrovica surprisingly reached to get a win over last champions Sigal Prishtine, on their home ground 'Minatori', with four points of lead (69-65). The guests from Prishtina were in a three-point leading (61-58), 3 minutes before the end, but they couldn't make it through to the end, and lost their first match of the new season. Dejan Martinoviq (17 points) and Lubisha Bogavac (15 points) leaded their team through to the win.
'We dedicate this to our ex-president, the late Miomir Dashiq.We were to motivated for this game, we are happy that we achieved the win that we wanted.This is the first game that we are playing together as a team.' Jugosllav Dashiq of KB Bambi, said.
Two teams from Mitrovica, KB Trepca and KB Mitrovica meet together in a game that resulted with the win of KB Trepca (68-55).Besnik Azemi scored 16 points for the win of KB Trepca Mitrovice, while Arian Tahiri (93) of KB Mitrovica was the highest scorer in the match with 21 points.
KB Peja started the league furiously, beating Kol.EuroSporti with in their home ground Karagaqi.The scoreboard at the end of the match was showing the result 96:71. In the last match KB Big Brother Bashkimi Prizren from Prizren achieved to finish the game over KB Kosova from Vushtrri, 10 points ahead: 84-74.


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  LIBERIA   


Africs Champions Cup Zone-3 Qualifiers: Royal Hoopers double preparation - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Ahead of FIBA Africa Champions Club cup Zne-3 Qualifiers billed for Monroviua, Liberia from November 1 through 7, Nigeria second placed team in the DStv Premier League, Royal Hoopers basketball club has double its preparation toward making appreciable impact in its first outing on the continent biggest club competition.

The Port Harcourt-based side moved its final preparation to Lagos recently and double its Zone-3 qualifiers trainging to two daily ahead the Monrovia elimination.

Team Head Coach, Ogoh Odaudu says though the team is making its first Africa outing but is ready to make an appreciable impact as a team to reckon with, when it comes to Africa club comeptition.

Coach Odaudu, a former Nigeria international guard who once take part in the FIBA Africa Champions Club Cup as player with Ebun Comets basketball club at the 2001 FIBA Africa Winners (Asry Cup) Cup In Dakar, Senegal is determined to make an impact as coach.

Its true that this is our first time out as club and myself as coach on Africa biggest club competition but we wont disappoint our fans as we are prepared to make to the finals.

We will do our very best cause the player are focus and highly motivated to do both the club and country proud at the FIBA Africa Zone-3 Qualifiers holding in Monrovia, Liberia.

Dont forget I know this terrain very well having passed through it as player, I might be new to it as coach but I want to assure Nigeria basketball fans that Royal Hoopers Basketball Club will not let them down in the Zone-3 qualifiers in Liberia.

Royal Hoopers basketball finished second behind Kano Pillars basketball club in the Nigeria DStv Premier League final-8 play-offs held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State thus booking its first continental ticket after spending just two season in Noigeria top-flight basketball programme.

Hoopers who now camp in Lagos ahead the FIBA Africa Zone-3 Qualifiers has since double its training to twice daily at the sports hall of the national stadium, Lagos.



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Liga-Sudamericana Round: 3. Franca win Group A - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Vivo/Franca - Boca Jrs 88-75
Franca earned the third straight win at Liga Sudamericana. They knocked down Boca Juniors to clinch the top position in Group A. Both teams advanced into the final round of the tournament. Vitor Benite (190-F/G-90) knocked down 19 points to lead Franca in this one. The Brazilian side fired 27 points in the first quarter to pull in front. They earned a 10-point lead at the first intermission. Franca stayed dominant in the second period. They limited Boca Juniors to only 12 points in ten minutes to take a 19-point halftime advantage. The Argentinean side tried to bounce back in the third term. They poured in 24 points to narrow the gap at 11-point margin. Boca Juniors got even closer as they cut the deficit at five points 59:64. But William Drudi (206-C/F-81) and Vitor Benite helped the hosts ran away with the victory. William Drudi provided 17 points and 10 rebounds for Franca. Marcio Dornelles (194-F-75) added 14 points in the victory. Cedric Moodie (187-G-78, college: Indianapolis) answered with 21 points for Boca Juniors. Fernando Martina (202-F/C-81) had 19 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Bigua - Mavort 107-102
Bigua finished their Liga Sudamericana campaign on a high note. They toppled Mavort to earn the third position in Group A. Emilio Taboada (191-F-82) scored 33 points to lead the Uruguayan team to an overtime victory. Mavort wrapped up their action winless. Bigua looked better in the opening quarter. They earned a 27:21 lead ten minutes into the game. Mavort struck right back in the second period. The Ecuadorians denied the deficit and spurred in front. They established a narrow 49:45 lead at the interval. Seesaw action continued in the third stanza as Bigua put their noses back in front. They accumulated a 76:70 lead with ten minutes to go. The lead changed hands for several times throughout the fourth period before the teams entered the extra period tied at 90. Emilio Taboada proved the difference in overtime scoring 12 points and helping Bigua to a tough win. Mathias Calfani (202-C-92) tallied 26 points and 13 rebounds for Bigua. Juan Cambon (180-G-88) added 20 points in the win. Jonathan Morris (196-G-82, college: Seton Hall) answered with 27 points and 9 rebounds for Mavort. Charles Bailey (203-F-82, college: Detroit Mercy) accounted for 21 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.




Standings
Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group A
 1. Vivo/Franca 2-0 
 2. Boca Jrs 2-1 
 3. Bigua 1-2 
 4. Mavort 0-2 
Group B
 1. Flamengo 0-0 
 2. Inacap 0-0 
 3. Malvin 0-0 
 4. Quimsa 0-0 
Group C
 1. Cucuta Norte 0-0 
 2. Espartanos 0-0 
 3. Libertad S. 0-0 
 4. Unitri/Universo 0-0 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Emilio TABOADA
  Bigua
  (191-F-82)
  Avg: 28
 1. Taboada, Bigua28.0 
 2. Morgan, Mavort21.3 
 3. Moodie, Boca Jrs21.0 
 4. Bailey, Mavort20.7 
 5. Morris, Mavort19.0 
 6. Wilborn, Bigua19.0 
 7. Dornelles, Vivo/Fra.17.7 
 8. Cutley, Boca Jrs15.3 
 9. Probst, Vivo/Franca14.0 
 10. Garcia, Mavort13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles BAILEY
  Mavort
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Bailey, Mavort11.7 
 2. Probst, Vivo/Franca10.3 
 3. Martina, Boca Jrs9.7 
 4. Drudi, Vivo/Franca7.3 
 5. Morgan, Mavort7.3 
 6. Billings, Bigua6.0 
 7. Taboada, Bigua5.7 
 8. Cutley, Boca Jrs5.7 
 9. Wilborn, Bigua5.5 
 10. Garcia, Mavort5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Santiago VIDAL
  Bigua
  (175-G-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Vidal, Bigua5.3 
 2. Penna, Vivo/Franca5.0 
 3. Cambon, Bigua5.0 
 4. Titarelli, Boca Jrs4.7 
 5. Garcia, Vivo/Franca4.0 
 6. Morgan, Mavort3.7 
 7. Moodie, Boca Jrs3.0 
 8. Martina, Boca Jrs3.0 
 9. Taboada, Bigua3.0 
 10. Rovira, Bigua2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Helinho GARCIA
  Vivo/Franca
  (186-G-75)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Garcia, Vivo/Franca2.3 
 2. Garcia, Mavort2.3 
 3. Billings, Bigua2.0 
 4. Morgan, Mavort2.0 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs1.7 
 6. Dornelles, Vivo/Fra.1.7 
 7. Wilborn, Bigua1.5 
 8. Bailey, Mavort1.3 
 9. Martina, Boca Jrs1.3 
 10. Morris, Mavort1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Elgrace WILBORN
  Bigua
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wilborn, Bigua3.0 
 2. Billings, Bigua2.0 
 3. Bailey, Mavort2.0 
 4. Garcia, Mavort1.3 
 5. Spillers, Vivo/Fra.1.0 
 6. Calfani, Bigua1.0 
 7. Benite, Vivo/Franca0.3 
 8. Probst, Vivo/Franca0.3 
 9. Cutley, Boca Jrs0.3 
 10. McFarland, Vivo/Fra.0.3 


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Varnelis' 24 points and 7 rebounds give him NKL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
32-year old forward Nerijus Varnelis (200-F-78) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys and receives a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 24 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys in his team's victory, helping them to crush Nafta Univ. (#3, 4-1) with 23-point margin 91-68. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys to consolidate first place in the Lithuanian NKL. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Varnelis had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys' top player in his first season with the team. Nerijus Varnelis averages this season 14.5ppg and 5.7rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Egidijus Mockevicius (204-C-92) of KK Akademija Vilnius. He is a center in his 2nd season at Akademija. In the last game Mockevicius recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 20 rebounds. It was enough for Akademija to edge the lower-ranked Erelita (#14, 1-5) by 5 points 68-63. Akademija's 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Mockevicius is well-known at Akademija and he already established his position as the team's leader.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Vidmantas Sragauskis (200-F-86) of LKKA-Atletas Kaunas (#7). Sragauskis got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. Despite Sragauskis' great performance LKKA-Atletas lost 78-80 to the higher-ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (#4, 4-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing LKKA-Atletas 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 2 lost games. Sragauskis has a great season in Lithuania. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.2ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Audrius Mineikis (202-F-77) of Radviliskis - 20 points and 8 rebounds
5. Bryan Harrison (188-G-84) of Mazeikiai - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-G-88) of ABRO-Univ. - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Menji Mundadi (189-G-86) of Pieno Zvaigzd. - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Darius Gricius (195-G-86) of LKKA-Atletas - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-F-89) of Nafta Univ. - 23 points and 5 rebounds
10. Erikas Kaupaitis (202-F/C-84) of Silute - 16 points and 4 rebounds


Lithuanian LKL round 5 best performance: Egidijus Dimsa - by Eurobasket News
Center Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Nevezis Kedainiai, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Neptunas (#8, 2-3) with 20-point margin 76-56. Despite this victory Nevezis dropped to the 10th position in Lithuanian LKL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 3 games and recorded just one victory. In the team's last game Dimsa had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Nevezis and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Egidijus Dimsa has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 8.3rpg) and averages impressive 57.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Serbian Milko Bjelica (207-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) of league's second-best Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. Bjelica had a very good evening with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Lietuvos Rytas to another comfortable win outscoring Alytus Alita (#12, 0-4) 94-63. Lietuvos Rytas' second position in the standings has not changed. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 4 games without any defeat. Bjelica is one of the most experienced players at Lietuvos Rytas and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player.

Third on the list of top players last round was swingman Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) of Rudupis Prienu (#4). Juskevicius showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, five rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Rudupis, leading his team to a 78-76 win against Perlas (#13, 0-4). Rudupis 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. Juskevicius has a great season in Lithuania. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.3ppg (7th best) and assists with 5.0apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) of Siauliai - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Brad Newley (201-F-85) of Lietuvos Rytas - 18 points and 5 rebounds
6. Giedrius Staniulis (205-C/F-91) of Perlas - 15 points and 10 rebounds
7. Gediminas Orelikas (197-G/F-90) of Rudupis - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Vytenis Lipkevicius (198-F-89) of Rudupis - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83) of Neptunas - 15 points and 10 rebounds
10. Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) of Nevezis - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists


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Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Basket Esch 4-1 
 2. Etzella 4-1 
 3. Sparta 4-1 
 4. T71 4-1 
 5. Amicale 3-2 
 6. Contern 2-3 
 7. Musel Pikes 2-3 
 8. Residence 1-4 
 9. Soleuvre 1-4 
 10. Black Star 0-5 


Diekirch League Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Contern - Residence 70-89
Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) and Pitt Koster (178-G/F-89) scored 28 points each to lead Residence past Contern. Thierry Abdiu (192-F-87) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Daniel Kalmes (182-G-85) answered with 30 points for Contern.

Sparta - Amicale 83-69
Sparta coasted past Amicale to record the third win. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) had 24 points, 13 boards and 6 assists. Cory Abercrombie (201-F/C-85, college: Independence CC) added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Sparta. Louis Birdsong (198-F-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: George Mason) responded with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Amicale.

Soleuvre - Musel Pikes 63-65
Musel Pikes had a narrow escape against Soleuvre on the road. Laurent Schwartz (177-G-89) scored 18 points to lead the visitors. Trenton Wurtz (203-F-83, college: Indiana St.) added 15 points and 8 rebounds for Musel Pikes. Domonique Crawford (193-G-84, college: Youngstown St.) responded with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Soleuvre.

Basket Esch - Black Star 78-63
John Reimold (198-F-81, college: Bowling Green) notched 23 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists as Basket Esch toppled Black Star. Stefan Svitek (203-F/C-77) netted 20 points and collected 9 rebounds for the winners. Tom Becker (195-F-83) answered with 16 points for Black Star.

Etzella - T71 81-65
Etzella posted the fourth win as they shot down T71 at home court. Dustin Scott (203-F/C-85, college: Charleston) stepped up with 23 points and 20 rebounds to lead Etzella. Nelson Delgado (186-G/F-80) accounted for 19 points, 6 boards and 6 assists in the win. Frank Muller (196-F/C-88, college: Cuesta JC) responded with 24 points and 11 rebounds for Dudelange.




Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Kennedy, Residence26.2 
 2. Kalmes, Contern24.8 
 3. Muller, T7124.3 
 4. Crawford, Soleuvre24.0 
 5. Schumacher, T7122.0 
 6. McDaniel, Black S.21.4 
 7. Scott, Etzella20.4 
 8. Delgado, Etzella19.4 
 9. Rajniak, Basket E.18.4 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black Star
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. McDaniel, Black S.15.2 
 2. Wurtz, Musel Pikes14.6 
 3. Scott, Etzella13.8 
 4. Stephens, T7113.0 
 5. Kennedy, Residence12.8 
 6. Gary, Contern12.4 
 7. Crawford, Soleuvre12.2 
 8. Wojnowski, Musel P.11.4 
 9. Abercrombie, Spa.11.2 
 10. Muller, T7110.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tom SCHUMACHER
  T71
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Schumacher, T715.5 
 2. Reimold, Basket E.4.0 
 3. Koster, Residence3.6 
 4. Rausch, Black Star3.6 
 5. Schartz, Amicale3.5 
 6. Smith, Sparta3.4 
 7. Delgado, Etzella3.2 
 8. Donnersbach, Basket E.3.2 
 9. Arbaut, Sparta3.0 
 10. McDaniel, Black S.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel KALMES
  Contern
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kalmes, Contern2.5 
 2. Jones, Amicale2.5 
 3. Jeitz, Amicale2.3 
 4. Bemtgen, T712.0 
 5. Kombo, Soleuvre2.0 
 6. Delgado, Etzella1.8 
 7. Koster, Residence1.8 
 8. Gary, Contern1.8 
 9. Schartz, Amicale1.8 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black Star
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. McDaniel, Black S.2.0 
 2. Gary, Contern1.6 
 3. Birdsong, Amicale1.3 
 4. Abercrombie, Spa.1.0 
 5. Ney, Amicale1.0 
 6. Weisen, Soleuvre0.8 
 7. Stephens, T710.8 
 8. Rajniak, Basket E.0.6 
 9. Controguerra, Soleu.0.6 
 10. Kirch, Black Star0.5 


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  MEXICO   


LNBP Round: 15 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Toros - Ola Verde 79-76 OT
Toros closed Round 15 with 79-76 OT win against Ola Verde for 13-2 record in LNBP. Quentin Joseph (200-F-84, college: McNeese St.) stepped up for the hosts with double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Elys Guzman (206-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St.) responded with 19 points and 19 boards in defeat.

Fuerza Regia - Huracanes 81-70
Fuerza Regia was too strong for Huracanes getting 19 points and 6 rebounds from Torrington Cox (201-F-85, college: King). On the other side, Huracanes had Omar Quintero (183-G-81, college: S.Nazarene) in a game mood with 23 pts and 5 rebs, but that was not enough for his team. Both teams have 9-6 record now.

Angeles - Panteras 81-98
Easy one for Panteras, who improved to 4-11. Samuel Bowie (198-F/G-75, college: SE Louisiana) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and he also had 6 rebounds beside that. Keith Gayden (202-F-83, college: Duquesne) also was great adding 26 points and 11 boards. On the other side, Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) collected 24 pts and 11 rebs.

Algodoneros - Pioneros 87-94
13-3 for Pioneros and 7-9 for Algodoneros after this game. Gregory Grays top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Joseph Sanchez (180-G-83, college: UTPA) followed him with one point less. In the loosing squad, Blake Walker (196-G/F-82, college: Portland St.) delivered 23 points.

Algodoneros - Volcanes 134-94
Algodoneros scored 134 points in this game, what was enough for comfortable victory against Volcanes. Lee Cook (208-C/F-80, college: Bowie St.) was on fire for the home side scoring 29 points. Volcanes got 27 pts from Nicholas Jones (190-G-81, college: UCSB).

Lobos Grises - Pioneros 84-92
Nathan Brumfield (196-F-86, college: Oklahoma Baptist) shined for the winners with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Gregory Grays (185-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Detroit Mercy) also was good helping his team with 22 pts. In the loosing squad, Jovan Harris collected 29 points.

Potros - Soles 81-79
Potros grabbed tiny home win against Soles improving to 6-9 record in LNBP. Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) was totally the best player in this victory. He spent 27 minutes on the court scoring 30 points. Soles got 24 points and 7 boards from Terrance Thomas (198-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Baylor).

Lechugueros - Halc.Rojos 72-79
Tenth victory of the season for Halcones Rojos and at the same time tenth defeat for Lechugueros. Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80, college: LSU) was the leading player in this win collecting 19 points and 13 rebounds. Mike Smith (201-G/F-76, college: La-Monroe) collected 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in loss.

Abejas - Halc.Xalapa 78-82
Halcones Xalapa jumped on top alone with 14-2 record. Their key player in this game was Louis Roe (200-F-72, college: Massachusetts) with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Abejas got 24 points from Steve Monreal (180-G, college: Cal.St.-Monterey).


Melendez's 21 points and 5 assists give him LNBP Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old guard Ricardo Melendez (180-G-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Panteras de Aguascalientes and receives a Latinbasket.com LNBP Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had the game-high 21 points adding four rebounds and five assists for Panteras in his team's victory, helping them to crush Angeles (#4, 11-4) with 17-point margin 98-81. Panteras maintains the 16th position in Mexican LNBP. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 11 games and recorded just four victories. Melendez turned to be Panteras' top player in his first season with the team. Melendez has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.6ppg. Melendez is in league's top in and averages solid 40.3% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Elys Guzman (206-F/C-82) of Ola Verde de Poza Rica Ver.. He is Dominican Rep. forward in his first season at Ola Verde. In the last game Guzman recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Ola Verde was edged in overtime by the higher-ranked Toros (#2, 13-2) 79-76. Ola Verde managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Guzman is a newcomer at Ola Verde and quickly became the team's new leader.

Third place about best performers goes to Ruben Garces (206-C/F-73, agency: Priority Sports) of Algodoneros de la Comarca (#11). Garces scored 20 points and grabbed twenty one rebounds (!!!). Despite Garces' great performance Algodoneros lost 87-94 to the higher-ranked Pioneros (#3, 13-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Algodoneros ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 9 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Garces could help Algodoneros to bring them higher in the standings. Garces has a great season in Mexico. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.6rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) of Angeles - 24 points and 11 rebounds
5. Samuel Bowie (198-F/G-75) of Panteras - 27 points and 6 rebounds
6. Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81) of Lobos Grises - 29 points and 4 rebounds
7. Lee Cook (208-C/F-80) of Algodoneros - 29 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Paul Stoll (178-G-85) of Algodoneros - 22 points and 14 assists
9. Nathan Brumfield (196-F-86) of Pioneros - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Quentin Joseph (200-F-84) of Toros - 22 points and 10 rebounds


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  MONTENEGRO   


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


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  NIGERIA   


Africs Champions Cup Zone-3 Qualifiers: Royal Hoopers double preparation - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Ahead of FIBA Africa Champions Club cup Zne-3 Qualifiers billed for Monroviua, Liberia from November 1 through 7, Nigeria second placed team in the DStv Premier League, Royal Hoopers basketball club has double its preparation toward making appreciable impact in its first outing on the continent biggest club competition.

The Port Harcourt-based side moved its final preparation to Lagos recently and double its Zone-3 qualifiers trainging to two daily ahead the Monrovia elimination.

Team Head Coach, Ogoh Odaudu says though the team is making its first Africa outing but is ready to make an appreciable impact as a team to reckon with, when it comes to Africa club comeptition.

Coach Odaudu, a former Nigeria international guard who once take part in the FIBA Africa Champions Club Cup as player with Ebun Comets basketball club at the 2001 FIBA Africa Winners (Asry Cup) Cup In Dakar, Senegal is determined to make an impact as coach.

Its true that this is our first time out as club and myself as coach on Africa biggest club competition but we wont disappoint our fans as we are prepared to make to the finals.

We will do our very best cause the player are focus and highly motivated to do both the club and country proud at the FIBA Africa Zone-3 Qualifiers holding in Monrovia, Liberia.

Dont forget I know this terrain very well having passed through it as player, I might be new to it as coach but I want to assure Nigeria basketball fans that Royal Hoopers Basketball Club will not let them down in the Zone-3 qualifiers in Liberia.

Royal Hoopers basketball finished second behind Kano Pillars basketball club in the Nigeria DStv Premier League final-8 play-offs held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State thus booking its first continental ticket after spending just two season in Noigeria top-flight basketball programme.

Hoopers who now camp in Lagos ahead the FIBA Africa Zone-3 Qualifiers has since double its training to twice daily at the sports hall of the national stadium, Lagos.



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BLNO Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Tromso - Ammerud 97-70
Tromso reached 6-0 record on top beating Ammerud 97:70. Ronald Timus (197-G/F-84, agency: Rice and Rice, college: Morgan St.) erupted with 32 points for the league-leaders and Myhrer Bendik netted 15. Diomande Samuel replied with 26 points in the losing case and Hagen Thor added 18.

Kristiansand - Gimle 93-84
Kristiansand grabbed 3-4 record defeating Gimle 93:84. Antonio Russell (183-G-84, college: W.Carolina) exploded with 42 points and 10 rebounds, while Mariampillar Brian had massive 24 points. Bullock Peter ended up with 26 points and 16 boards in defeat and Enge Stian scored 16.

Ulriken - Baerum 92-81
Ulriken is with 4-2 record after the victory over Baerum 92:81. Taylor Mullenax (201-F-86, college: St.Edward's) shined with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Eskeland Audun produced 24. Berg Stian answered with 19 points for Baerum and Oatis Donald collected 16 points and 14 boards.

Froya - Baerum 84-75
Froya edged Baerum 84:75 at the start of the Regular Season Round 7 on Saturday. Miilah Kombat (200-F-88, college: N.Idaho JC) posted 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead all the winners. Gabrans Edmunds debuted with 20 and Elsafadi, Marco scored 17. Skara Nils-Paul notched 19 points in the losing case.




Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Tromso 6-0 
 2. Asker 4-1 
 3. Ulriken 4-2 
 4. Baerum 3-4 
 5. Kristiansand 3-4 
 6. Ammerud 2-4 
 7. Gimle 2-4 
 8. Froya 1-6 


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antonio RUSSELL
  Kristiansand
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 30.9
 1. Russell, Kristiansand30.9 
 2. Timus, Tromso27.2 
 3. Karlsen, Asker25.2 
 4. Kombat, Froya24.9 
 5. Bullock, Gimle23.6 
 6. Ross, Kristiansand23.0 
 7. Diomande, Ammerud22.0 
 8. January, Tromso22.0 
 9. Skara, Baerum19.7 
 10. Oatis, Baerum19.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F/C-82)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Bullock, Gimle12.2 
 2. Oatis, Baerum12.1 
 3. Karlsen, Asker10.6 
 4. Kombat, Froya9.3 
 5. Fivelstad, Ulriken9.2 
 6. Mullenax, Ulriken8.2 
 7. Christensen, Tro.8.0 
 8. January, Tromso8.0 
 9. Djerman, Gimle7.8 
 10. Russell, Kristiansand7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Mustafa MAHNIN
  Asker
  (182-G-80)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Mahnin, Asker5.6 
 2. Timus, Tromso5.2 
 3. Eskeland, Ulriken4.5 
 4. Issalhi, Tromso4.3 
 5. Mihaylov, Tromso4.3 
 6. Elgmork, Baerum4.0 
 7. Bullock, Gimle3.6 
 8. Torkildsen, Asker3.4 
 9. Hinsch, Asker3.4 
 10. Russell, Kristiansand3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Samuel DIOMANDE
  Ammerud
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Diomande, Ammerud2.8 
 2. Bullock, Gimle2.4 
 3. Eskeland, Ulriken2.2 
 4. Mahnin, Asker2.0 
 5. Mullenax, Ulriken2.0 
 6. Christensen, Tro.2.0 
 7. Timus, Tromso2.0 
 8. Mihaylov, Tromso1.8 
 9. Elgmork, Baerum1.7 
 10. Russell, Kristiansand1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 4
 1. Oatis, Baerum4.0 
 2. Beqiri, Kristiansand1.4 
 3. January, Tromso1.2 
 4. Bullock, Gimle1.0 
 5. Sorensen, Ammerud1.0 
 6. Ndiaye, Gimle1.0 
 7. Christensen, Tro.1.0 
 8. Nyborg, Asker0.8 
 9. Muren, Asker0.7 
 10. Ross, Kristiansand0.5 


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ronjay BUENAFE
  Air21
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 23
 1. Buenafe, Air2123.0 
 2. Baguio, Alaska23.0 
 3. Santos, San Miguel22.5 
 4. Cardona, Meral.22.0 
 5. David, Powerade T.22.0 
 6. Devance, Alaska19.0 
 7. Fonacier, Talk N.16.5 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Text16.0 
 9. Hontiveros, San M.15.5 
 10. Espinas, Meral.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rudy HATFIELD
  Ginebra
  (191-F-77)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Hatfield, Ginebra14.3 
 2. Maierhofer, Derby A.14.3 
 3. Washington, San M.14.0 
 4. Thoss, Alaska11.5 
 5. Peek, Talk N Text11.5 
 6. Carey, Talk N Text10.5 
 7. Thiele, Barako10.0 
 8. Santos, San Miguel9.5 
 9. Al-Hussaini, Air219.0 
 10. Isip, Barako9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy ALAPAG
  Talk N Text
  (178-G-77)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Alapag, Talk N Text6.5 
 2. Castro, Talk N Text6.0 
 3. Miranda, San Miguel6.0 
 4. Cabagnot, San M.6.0 
 5. Ross, Meralco B.5.7 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.5.3 
 7. Arboleda, Air214.5 
 8. Thoss, Alaska4.0 
 9. Fonacier, Talk N.4.0 
 10. Cortez, Ginebra3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Gabe NORWOOD
  Rain or Shine
  (196-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Norwood, Rain o.2.7 
 2. Mercado, Rain o.2.7 
 3. Santos, San Miguel2.5 
 4. Fonacier, Talk N.2.5 
 5. Macapagal, Powerade.2.0 
 6. Ross, Meralco B.2.0 
 7. Carey, Talk N Text1.5 
 8. Salvacion, Barako1.5 
 9. Helterbrand, Gineb.1.3 
 10. Maierhofer, Derby A.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Siverino BACLAO
  Air21
  (198-F/C-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Baclao, Air214.0 
 2. Maierhofer, Derby A.2.3 
 3. Al-Hussaini, Air212.0 
 4. Yap, Derby Ace L.1.7 
 5. Williams, Talk N.1.5 
 6. Devance, Alaska1.5 
 7. Eman, Alaska1.5 
 8. Santos, San Miguel1.5 
 9. Aquino, Meralco B.1.3 
 10. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 


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


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  POLAND   


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


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


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica27.7 
 2. Brown, Assec.Pr.22.5 
 3. Kesicki, Zastal ZG22.0 
 4. Hinson, Polonia Azbud19.5 
 5. Ewing, Assec.Pr.19.0 
 6. Videnov, Assec.Pr.19.0 
 7. Goffney, Siarka T.19.0 
 8. Thomas, Anwil18.0 
 9. Jovanovic, Anwil17.7 
 10. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Siarka T.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Truscott, Siarka T.10.3 
 2. Burgess, Zastal ZG10.3 
 3. Harris, SKK K.10.0 
 4. Wysocki, PGE Turow9.5 
 5. Okafor, PBG Basket9.0 
 6. Jagla, Assec.Pr.9.0 
 7. Jovanovic, Anwil8.0 
 8. Videnov, Assec.Pr.8.0 
 9. Stefanski, Trefl S.7.7 
 10. Pringle, Siarka T.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Energa Czarni
  (177-G-81)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Blassingame, Energa C.6.3 
 2. Thomas, PGE Turow6.0 
 3. Vaughn, Polpharma6.0 
 4. Brown, Assec.Pr.6.0 
 5. Nowakowski, Poloni.4.5 
 6. Bialek, Energa Czarni4.3 
 7. Pringle, Siarka T.4.3 
 8. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.0 
 9. Beal, Trefl Sopot4.0 
 10. Thompson, Anwil3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel EWING
  Assec.Prokom
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ewing, Assec.Pr.5.0 
 2. Hodge, Zastal ZG3.0 
 3. Brown, Assec.Pr.3.0 
 4. Thomas, Anwil3.0 
 5. Bialek, Energa Czarni2.7 
 6. Wichniarz, Poloni.2.5 
 7. Thomas, PGE Turow2.5 
 8. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 9. Blassingame, Energa C.2.3 
 10. Chanas, Polpharma2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam LAPETA
  Assec.Prokom
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.2.7 
 2. Easley, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 3. Hicks, Anwil2.0 
 4. Palmer, Polonia Azbud1.5 
 5. Burgess, Zastal ZG1.3 
 6. Bialek, Energa Czarni1.3 
 7. Goffney, Siarka T.1.3 
 8. Przybyszewsk., Assec..1.0 
 9. Truscott, Siarka T.1.0 
 10. Jagla, Assec.Pr.1.0 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Maciej USTARBOWSKI
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.21.3 
 2. Majcherek, AZS S.19.2 
 3. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.17.8 
 4. Pacocha, AZS S.17.5 
 5. Jakobczyk, Gornik W.17.0 
 6. Witos, GKS Tychy17.0 
 7. Jankowski, Polonia .16.8 
 8. Sterenga, Gornik W.16.8 
 9. Pamula, Tempcold.16.2 
 10. Rosnowski, ISS S.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maciej USTARBOWSKI
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.10.0 
 2. Zurawski, ISS S.9.5 
 3. Klima, Sokol L.9.3 
 4. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.9.3 
 5. Misiewicz, Znicz B.8.8 
 6. Sterenga, Gornik W.8.8 
 7. Mis, SKK Siedlce8.3 
 8. Lichodziejew., ISS S.8.3 
 9. Andrzejewski, Asec.P.8.3 
 10. Grudzinski, Spojn.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rafal WOJCICKI
  SKK Siedlce
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Wojcicki, SKK S.6.5 
 2. Stoklosa, Spojn.6.0 
 3. Pacocha, AZS S.5.8 
 4. Zytko, ISS Sportino5.5 
 5. Wilczek, Tempcold.5.2 
 6. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.3 
 7. Sikora, Start Lublin4.2 
 8. Pustelnik, GKS T.4.0 
 9. Basinski, MMKS D.3.8 
 10. Trepka, LKS Lodz3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marek SZUMELDA-KRZYCKI
  Znicz Basket
  (191-G-91)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Szumelda-K., Znicz B.4.8 
 2. Stoklosa, Spojn.3.8 
 3. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.3.8 
 4. Zytko, ISS Sportino3.8 
 5. Michalak, Polonia .3.8 
 6. Pacocha, AZS S.3.3 
 7. Wojcicki, SKK S.3.2 
 8. Jakobczyk, Gornik W.3.2 
 9. Mis, SKK Siedlce3.0 
 10. Jankowski, Polonia .3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Przemyslaw SZYMANSKI
  Znicz Basket
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Szymanski, Znicz B.2.3 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.0 
 3. Salamonik, LKS L.1.7 
 4. Mis, SKK Siedlce1.3 
 5. Klima, Sokol L.1.3 
 6. Glabas, Polonia 20111.2 
 7. Sudowski, AZS S.1.2 
 8. Kulikowski, Spojn.1.2 
 9. Barycz, GKS Tychy1.0 
 10. Strzelecki, ISS S.1.0 


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  PORTUGAL   


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


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Almaad JACKSON
  Sampaense
  (210-F-85)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Jackson, Sampaense26.5 
 2. Oruche, Ginasio25.0 
 3. Shaw, Academica22.5 
 4. Curnell, Barreirense22.0 
 5. Luettgerodt, Sampa.22.0 
 6. Eddie, Academica21.5 
 7. Webster, Ovarense21.0 
 8. Hegamin, Illiabum20.0 
 9. Brown, VSC Guimar.19.5 
 10. Barroca, Illiabum19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Evan HARRIS
  Illiabum
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 12
 1. Harris, Illiabum12.0 
 2. Terrell, Porto F.11.5 
 3. Momplasir, Lusitania11.5 
 4. Eddie, Academica11.0 
 5. Brown, VSC Guimar.10.5 
 6. Andrade, Porto F.9.5 
 7. Martin, VSC G.9.5 
 8. Jackson, Sampaense9.5 
 9. Cortez, Ovarense9.5 
 10. Shaw, Academica9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel MINHAVA
  Benfica
  (197-G-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Minhava, Benfica13.0 
 2. Fernandes, CAB6.5 
 3. Reveles, Ginasio6.0 
 4. Manarte, Ovarense5.0 
 5. Reed, Benfica5.0 
 6. Henry, Benfica5.0 
 7. Menefee, CAB4.5 
 8. Curnell, Barreirense4.5 
 9. Simoes, Academica4.5 
 10. Monteiro, Lusitania4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy GOODE
  Penafiel
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Goode, Penafiel6.0 
 2. Minhava, Benfica5.0 
 3. Hundley, Lusitania4.0 
 4. Curnell, Barreirense3.5 
 5. Gentry, CAB3.0 
 6. Madison, CAB3.0 
 7. Tavares, VSC G.2.5 
 8. Barroso, Ginasio2.5 
 9. Oruche, Ginasio2.5 
 10. Stempin, Porto F.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLASIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Momplasir, Lusitania3.5 
 2. Curnell, Barreirense2.5 
 3. Jordao, Benfica2.0 
 4. Harris, Illiabum2.0 
 5. Brown, VSC Guimar.2.0 
 6. Jackson, Sampaense1.5 
 7. Fritsch, Illiabum1.5 
 8. Gentry, CAB1.5 
 9. Cooper, Lusitania1.5 
 10. Cortez, Ovarense1.0 


LPB Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Lusitania - Porto Ferpinta 57-90
Porto Ferpinta recorded the second straight win as they thumped Lusitania. Julian Terrell (206-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Vanderbilt) dropped 18 points and collected 11 rebounds for Porto. Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International, college: Toledo) added 13 points for the Dragons. Terrence Hundley (191-G-85, college: W.Georgia) accounted for 20 points for Lusitania.

VSC Guimar. - Benfica 76-71
Guimaraes posted the first win in the season as they shocked the defending champions Benfica at home court. Brandon Brown (201-F-86, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) delivered 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Guimaraes. Kevin Martin (208-C-83, college: Florida Gulf Coast) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Sergio Ramos (200-F-76) responded with 20 points for Benfica in the loss.

Ovarense - Barreirense 77-76
Ovarense narrowly escaped the loss against Barreirense at home court. Matthew Webster (203-F-84, college: Evansville) unloaded 32 points to secure the first win for the home team. Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) added 18 points and 8 rebounds for Ovarense. Tyrone Curnell (201-F-88, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Valdosta St.) and Miguel Graca (186-G-87) led Barreirense with 19 points each.

Illiabum - Penafiel 63-75
Penafiel stunned Illibaum away from home to celebrate the first LPB win. Jeremy Goode (175-G-87, agency: Heinrich Sports, college: Mt.St.Mary's) notched 21 points and 9 steals for Penafiel. Londrick Wilson contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Ralph Hegamin (203-F, college: W.Chester) answered with 13 points for Illibaum.

Academica - Ginasio 80-81
Ginasio eked out a tough road victory against Academica. Richard Oruche (191-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Ill.-Springfield) came up with 24 points and 8 rebounds for Ginasio as they improved at 2-0 record. Marco Goncalves (208-C-84) had 19 points for the winners. Matthew Shaw (201-F-86, college: S.Illinois) banked 23 points and 11 rebounds for Academica.

CAB - Sampaense 97-88
CAB Madeira opened win count as they held off visiting Sampaense. Frederick Gentry (201-F-77, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: McNeese St.) scored 18 points to lead the hosts. Bobby Madison (198-F-82, college: W.Michigan) contributed 17 points for CAB Madeira. Riley Luettgerodt (196-G/F-85, college: Hawaii) came up with 24 points for Sampaense as they fell at 1-1 record.




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Div.A Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Brasov - CSM Bucur. 62-96
Brasov lost to CSM Bucuresti 62:96 at the Regular Season Round 5. Six players reached the double digits for the winners as Mihail-Octavian Paul (192-G-82) poured in 21 points and Herndon Justin collected 20 points and 11 boards. Bubanja replied with 17 points for the guests.

Timisoara - Otopeni 80-72
BC Timisoara grabbed 2-4 record after the home 80:72 victory over Otopeni. Nicholas Covington (188-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Oklahoma City) paced all the winners with 17 points and Markovic Nenad netted 14. Scott Cortney finished the night with 30 points in defeat.

Rovinari - Pitesti 82-73
Porter Troupe (196-G/F-83, college: Portland) and Darby Louis combined for 40 points as Rovinari edged Pitesti 82:73. Bigus Rafal followed them with 14 and Capusan Andrei netted 9. Stefanovic Ivan answered with 22 points for the guests.

Gaz Metan - Politehnica Iasi 109-62
Gaz Metan Medias improved to 4-1 record beating Politehnica Iasi 109:62. Deven Mitchell (196-F-84, agency: Interperformances) led all the hosts with 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Dragusin Ionut collected 17 points and 11 boards. Dawson LeRoy ended up with 23 points for the visiting side.

Miercurea C. - Ploiesti 64-87
CSU Ploiesti took 5-0 record to share the top after the road 87:64 win over Miercurea. Catalin Burlacu (210-C-77, agency: Court Side) led the way with 20 points and Mack Doneal ended up with 19. Levine Levi responded with 25 points in the losing case.

Craiova - U.Mobitel.CN 66-79
U Mobitelco BT is with 4-1 record defeating Craiova 79:66. Zoran Krstanovic (205-C-82) poured in 28 points and Dykes Kyndall delivered 25. Wohlleb Casey finished the night with 21 points in defeat and Wooten Ronell notched 12.




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


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 LeRoy DAWSON
  Politehnica Iasi
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Dawson, Polite.22.5 
 2. Darby, Rovinari20.6 
 3. Dykes, U.Mobite.20.2 
 4. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.19.8 
 5. Seals, Otopeni19.0 
 6. Mandic, Oradea19.0 
 7. Schachtner, Oradea18.0 
 8. Mitchell, Gaz Metan17.6 
 9. Mladenovic, Mures17.3 
 10. Scott, Otopeni17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Craiova
  (203-C-)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Simms, Craiova11.2 
 2. Burlacu, Ploiesti11.0 
 3. Nicoara, Gaz Metan11.0 
 4. Forte, Mures10.0 
 5. Coleman, Miercure.9.4 
 6. Waterstradt, CSM B.9.4 
 7. Paltinisanu, Timis.9.0 
 8. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.8.4 
 9. Paliciuc, Brasov8.0 
 10. Bigus, Rovinari7.6 
Assists Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Cooley, Mures8.0 
 2. Dzambic, CSM B.7.3 
 3. Blidaru, Ploiesti7.0 
 4. Stojakovic, Craiova6.2 
 5. Howell, Gaz Metan4.8 
 6. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.2 
 7. Nikolic, Rovinari3.8 
 8. Petrisor, Timisoara3.5 
 9. Calota, CSU Sibiu3.5 
 10. Gennie, Pitesti3.4 
Steals Per Game
 LeRoy DAWSON
  Politehnica Iasi
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Dawson, Polite.3.8 
 2. Westrol, Ploiesti3.3 
 3. Nicoara, Gaz Metan3.2 
 4. Gennie, Pitesti3.2 
 5. Paliciuc, Brasov3.2 
 6. Mandic, Oradea3.0 
 7. Stojakovic, Craiova3.0 
 8. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN2.8 
 9. Harrison, CSU Sibiu2.7 
 10. Dykes, U.Mobite.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Harrison, CSU Sibiu3.3 
 2. Mladenovic, Mures1.8 
 3. Eichelberger, Pitesti1.6 
 4. Simms, Craiova1.4 
 5. Capusan, Rovinari1.4 
 6. Vajda, Miercure.1.2 
 7. Stefanovic, Pitesti1.0 
 8. Carutasu, Steaua T.1.0 
 9. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.1.0 
 10. Lucic, Steaua T.1.0 


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  RUSSIA   


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


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Maciej LAMPE
  Unics
  (210-C-85)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Lampe, Unics21.7 
 2. Langford, Khimky20.0 
 3. Popovic, Unics20.0 
 4. Vyaltsev, Triumph17.0 
 5. Gordon, CSKA16.5 
 6. Labovic, Enisey15.7 
 7. Antic, Spartak SP14.7 
 8. Massey, Lokomoti.14.3 
 9. Baxter, Enisey14.0 
 10. Anderson, Triumph14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrey TRUSHKIN
  Triumph
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Trushkin, Triumph11.5 
 2. Lampe, Unics9.3 
 3. Monya, Khimky9.0 
 4. Massey, Lokomoti.9.0 
 5. Vorontsevich, CSKA8.0 
 6. Zhukanenko, Dynamo M.7.3 
 7. Levter, Triumph7.0 
 8. Sokolov, CSKA7.0 
 9. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.7.0 
 10. Marjanovic, CSKA7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest BREMER
  Krasnie Krilya
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Bremer, Krasnie .6.7 
 2. Ponkrashov, Spart.5.3 
 3. Popovic, Unics5.0 
 4. Williams, Enisey4.3 
 5. Khvostov, Dynamo M.4.0 
 6. Aleksic, N.Novgorod4.0 
 7. Smodis, CSKA4.0 
 8. Shved, CSKA3.5 
 9. Planinic, Khimky3.5 
 10. Gordon, CSKA3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Valery LIKHODEY
  Triumph
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Likhodey, Triumph2.0 
 2. Langford, Khimky2.0 
 3. Kulagin, N.Novgorod2.0 
 4. Pashutin, Unics2.0 
 5. Jeretin, Lokomoti.2.0 
 6. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.2.0 
 7. Labovic, Enisey1.7 
 8. Khvostov, Dynamo M.1.7 
 9. Nesterov, Krasni.1.7 
 10. Thompson, Spart.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Benjamin EZE
  Khimky
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Eze, Khimky2.0 
 2. Vranes, Unics1.7 
 3. Likhodey, Triumph1.5 
 4. Sokolov, CSKA1.5 
 5. Zhukanenko, Dynamo M.1.3 
 6. Green, Krasnie Krilya1.0 
 7. Planinic, Khimky1.0 
 8. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.1.0 
 9. Monya, Khimky1.0 
 10. Karaulov, Krasni.1.0 


PBL Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
N.Novgorod - Khimky 75-85
Novgorod lost to Khimky 75:85 in the start of the Regular Season Round 3. Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas) erupted with 27 points and 9 rebounds, while Planinic Zoran chipped in 14. Kulagin Dmitry replied with 21 points for the home side.

CSKA - Spartak SP 77-71
Trailing 15-25 after the opening quarter CSKA however managed to beat Spartak SP 77:71. Jamont Gordon (193-G/F-87, college: Mississippi St.) brought the winners 17 points and Langdon Trajan delivered 13. Domercant Henry ended up with 17 points for the guests and Ponkrashov Anton as well as Popovic Petar posted 12 each.

Krasnie Krilya - Unics 84-81
Krasnie Krilya upset Unics 84:81 on Sunday as Gerald Green (203-G/F-86) stepped up with 20 points. Brezec Primoz, Davidson Jermareo and Anisimov Aleksandr followed him with 10 points each, while Kuzyakin Artem added 9. Lampe Maciej delivered 27 points for the guests and Popovic Marko scored 21.

Dynamo M. - Lokomotiv K. 71-89
Dynamo Moscow was surprised by Lokomotiv Kuban on October 24th 71:89. The latter got 17 points and 11 rebounds from Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.), while Wilkinson Michael added 16. Zavoruev Vasili responded with 15 points for the hosts.




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A League Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Borac - Superfund 77-68
Borac celebrated 77-68 home win against Superfund for 2-1 record in the league. On the other side, visitors stay winless. Nikola Vasojevic (192-F-86) and Djordje Tresac (192-G/F-87) had 24 and 20 points respectively in Borac. Nikola Koprivica (198-G-88, college: Washington St.) delivered 19 points for the guests.

Sloga - Tamis 63-70
Tamis cruised past Sloga handing them first loss of the season. Branko Jereminov (187-G-87) paced the guests with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Slavisa Bogavac (200-G/F-80, agency: BeoExcell) collected 15 points and 6 boards for the home squad.

Mega Vizura - Sloboda U. 81-82
Sloboda grabbed 81-82 thriller win against Mega Vizura to close Round Three. Nikola Micevic (196-G-82) was the leading player in victory with 31 points. The hosts got 17 points and 5 rebounds from Rastko Dramicanin (207-C-86, agency: BeoExcell). Both teams have 1-2 record.

Crnokosa - Novi Sad 90-93
First victory of the season for Novi Sad, whose leading player was Dusko Bunic (207-C-89). He spent 32 minutes on the court collecting 20 points and 5 rebounds. Milan Janjusevic (197-F-83) shined in defeat with 27 points and 5 rebounds.

Vojvodina - Beograd 50-76
Beograd destroyed Vojvodina in the opening game of Round Three getting 19 points from Vujadin Subotic (198-G-81, agency: Beo Basket). Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) (5 rebs) and Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points each. For the hosts, Vladimir Velickovic (178-G-89) delivered 15 pts. Beograd 2-1, Vojvodina 1-2.

Proleter Naft. - Napredak 87-81
Proleter Naftagas was better than Napredak joining them with 2-1 record. Stefan Atanackovic (196-G-84, agency: 011 Sports) came up with 20 points and 7 rebounds in this victory. Slobodan Pejovic (192-G-86) replied with 19 points and 7 boards in defeat.

FMP - Metalac 100-75
Another easy win for FMP, who remains the only perfect team in the league after three rounds. Filip Covic (180-G-89) scored 20 points for the hosts and dished out 5 assists. Metalac (1-2) got 23 points from Stefan Balmazovic (200-F-89).


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dusko BUNIC
  Novi Sad
  (207-C-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Bunic, Novi Sad23.0 
 2. Micevic, Sloboda U.22.0 
 3. Kruscic, Metalac22.0 
 4. Koprivica, Super.21.0 
 5. Janjusevic, Crnok.20.7 
 6. Subotic, Beograd18.3 
 7. Dramicanin, Mega V.18.3 
 8. Milisavljevi., Mega V.17.7 
 9. Balmazovic, Metalac17.3 
 10. Atanackovic, Prolet.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dejan BURIC
  Tamis
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 10
 1. Buric, Tamis10.0 
 2. Lukovic, Mega V.9.0 
 3. Marjanovic, Vojvo.9.0 
 4. Bjegovic, Superfund9.0 
 5. Bunic, Novi Sad7.7 
 6. Cvetkovic, Mega V.7.0 
 7. Dedijer, Borac7.0 
 8. Markovic, FMP7.0 
 9. Spica, Superfund6.7 
 10. Zocevic, Borac6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 8
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.8.0 
 2. Milisavljevi., Mega V.6.3 
 3. Covic, FMP6.0 
 4. Djoric, Superfund5.0 
 5. Vlahovic, Sloga5.0 
 6. Ljubicic, Metalac4.7 
 7. Radulovic, Crnokosa4.7 
 8. Jereminov, Tamis4.3 
 9. Atanackovic, Prolet.4.0 
 10. Vasojevic, Borac4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marko LUKOVIC
  Mega Vizura
  (204-G-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Lukovic, Mega V.4.0 
 2. Marjanovic, Vojvo.3.5 
 3. Janjusevic, Crnok.3.0 
 4. Pejovic, Napredak3.0 
 5. Kuzeta, Novi Sad2.7 
 6. Djoric, Superfund2.7 
 7. Bunic, Novi Sad2.3 
 8. Radenkovic, Tamis2.0 
 9. Marinkovic, Crnok.2.0 
 10. Vujosevic, Novi Sad2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Milos MARJANOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Marjanovic, Vojvo.2.5 
 2. Bjegovic, Superfund1.7 
 3. Ilic, FMP1.7 
 4. Bozovic, Sloga1.3 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac1.3 
 6. Matovic, Mega V.1.3 
 7. Milovanovic, FMP1.3 
 8. Dramicanin, Mega V.1.3 
 9. Buric, Tamis1.0 
 10. Vujovic, Mega V.1.0 


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  SLOVAKIA   


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