EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/12/2010

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  ABA   


Jacksonville announced new name and players signing. - by Gianni Pascucci
On yesterday, November 10, the Jacksonville ABA owner Ron Sholes and Head Coach Kevin Waters announced the team name of their franchise at the City Hall Pub. The team will be named Jacksonville Giants, and today the Giants announces the first two players signed: Anthony Lumpkin (6'1''-G-78, college: SW Oklahoma St.) and Antonio Lawrence (6'5''-F-83, college: San Jose St.). Even this announcement will be made at City Hall Pub.
The Jacksonville ABA will be holding tryouts tomorrow, November 12, and coach Waters will announce the roster for the 2010-2011 season on Friday, November 19th.
The team is a member of the Southeast Division which features four other teams from Florida plus 2 from Georgia. The team will play 15 home games this season at Veterans Memorial Arena and all 15 home games will be aired live on CW 17 in the Jacksonville area.
For more information, contacxt John Weidner, Director of Communications at john@abajax.com or call 904 347 1459 or visit www.abajax.com


Tr-State Showcase Press Release - by Tyler Gatlin
The Dallas Impact, an official American Basketball Association (ABA) franchise, announces that nine teams will be participating in the inaugural 2010-2011 Season Launch Tri-State Showcase.

Dallas, TX, November 12-14, 2010: The Dallas Impact, North Dallas Vandals, North Texas Fresh, Texas Rim Rockers, Texas Fuel, West Texas Whirlwinds, Oklahoma Stallions, Houston Red Storm, and Colorado Kings will compete in Dallas for a total of 13 games in 3 days. Saturday, November 13 is media day. All media outlets are welcomed. A hospitality room will be set up, and players will be available to the media during post-game press conferences.
Admission is free for all members of the media, as well as their families.

The event will be held at the Lakewest Family YMCA located at 3737 Goldman Street, Dallas, TX 75212.
For more information on the event, contact Tyler Gatlin at 214-803-0551 or tgat32@gmail.com

About the ABA

Established in 1967, the ABA was the new and exciting professional basketball league with the trademark red, white and blue basketball. Contrasting with the NBA because of the fast-paced game and enormously colorful characters, it is the league that brought you the first three point shot and the slam dunk contest. In addition to this, it is the league that first gave you such great players as Julius 'Dr. J' Erving, Moses Malone, Artis Gilmore, Larry Brown and George Gervin.

The ABA spirit was revived in the year 2000 with eight teams taking to the court around the nation for a new era of play. Since that time, the league has grown each year. Now over sixty teams a record number for the ABA- lace up to play for the 2010-2011 Season. Expansion for 2011-2012 is currently underway, which means the leagues growth continues to exceed previous projections. With the current number of teams, the ABA is the largest sports league in the world. ABA teams are unique from any other league because of the local ownership and expansive community involvement.

ABA basketball is high energy, slam dunking, non-stop, family entertainment at affordable prices. Come and see how nostalgia and modern hoop styles mix in a unique basketball environment that is the ABA!!!!!




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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Zagreb inks Gilder and Rancic - by Eurobasket News
Zagreb has announced signing of two new players. According to the reports from Croatian media, the club has brought in Damir Rancic (199-G-83) and Trey Gilder (206-F-85, college: Northwestern St.). Rancic has recently cancelled his contract with Greek outfit Panellinios citing personal reasons. He did not have to wait for the new club for long as Zagreb used the opportunity to snap him up. Gilder is coming to Croatian outfit after spending summer trying to earn contract with NBA outfit Orlando Magic. Both players are expected to make their debuts when Zagreb meets Hemofarm Vrsac in Adriatic league.
Damir Rancic has so far in his career played for the host of teams which include Split, Cibona, Panellinios Athens, BC Kyev, Olimpija Ljubljana and Zadar. He has won one National Title with Split in 2003 as well as with Cibona in 2006. At the beginning of 2008-2009 season Rancic agreed a deal with Zadar. He appeared in 16 Croatian League games and has posted averages of 16.1 points and 2.0 assists per game. In Adriatic league he was also good, as he averaged 6.8 points in 21 contests. Last season, Rancic still had good outings, as he averaged 9.9 points and 1.7 assists in 26 Adriatic league matches. In April of 2010 he moved to Spain where he signed with Xacobeo BS Obradorio. In 5 games, Croatian guard has posted averages of 7.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.
Trey Gilder played collegiate basketball at Northwester University. In his final season with the school in 2007, he appeared in 33 games and has averaged 16.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. At the start of 2008-2009 season he signed with NBDL outfit Colorado 14ers. He averaged 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds as he helped Colorado win the NBDL title that season. Last season, he started out with Memphis Grizzlies but in December of 2009 he signed with Maine Red Claws in NBDL. He finished the season as member of Albuquerque Thunderbirds where in 10 games he averaged 14.0 points and 5.9 rebounds.


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  ALGERIA   


No change - by Carlos Pereira
The 8th day of the championship superdivision basketball, played on Tuesday, made no change in the overall standings, after the expected victory of the favorites, which gradually widen the gap on the teams of the second part of the standing.

RESULTS

NA Hussein-Dey O. Batna 72-84
TBB Blida - ASPTT Alger 91-60
OM Bel-Abbs WA Boufarik 58-60
AU Annaba CSM Constantine 60-68
USM Alger GS Ptroliers 72-115
USMM Hadjout - NB Staouli 63-84
IRBB Arrridj - CRB Tmouchent 85-71
CRB Dar-El-Beda - AB Skikda 100-71




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  ANGOLA   


Carlos Morais back to Petro - by Luis Filipe Cristovao
The Angolan international, Carlos Morais (190-G-85), is the new sign in Petro Atletico de Luanda, which is preparing themselves for the Championship (that will start in November 26) in the USA.

Carlos Morais is 25 years old and played the last season in Recreativo Libolo. Before that, he had already played in Petro.
The guard played in the Angola National Team in the World Championships (2006 and 2010) and in the Olympic Games (2008).
He has also several titles in Angolan and African competitions.

The first game of Morais with his new team in championship will be against 1 de Agosto, and hell be an important asset in Alberto Babo 's strategy to won the title.



Edson Ferreira leaves Interclube to Electrico - by Luis Filipe Cristovao
Former Alges and Benfica guard, Edson Ferreira (183-G-86), is back to Portugal to play in Proliga Electrico FC.

The Angolan player will be very important in Andriy Melnychuk team, playing in the place of Tiago Brito, who left the Ponte de Sor team to Academica Coimbra, in the beginning of this season.

Edson Ferreira played in Inter-clube Luanda, last season, and told to the Portuguese site Planeta Basket that hes willing to come back to Angola the next summer.
Playing in Electrico FC is be a good option because its a very competitive team and will be fighting for promotion - Ferreira said.



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  AUSTRALIA   


Altona's Param Singh takes on the Big 10 - by Eurobasket News
Big V's Big 10 with Altona Gators Param Singh



NAME: Param Singh

CLUB: Altona Gators

DIVISION: Youth League 2 Men

JUNIOR CLUB: Altona Gators



1) How did you rate your 2010 season for both yourself and your team?


PS: The team had an excellent year. Going on a 13 game winning streak was definitely a highlight and then taking out the finals and championship series undefeated just topped it off. My own performance I thought was pretty average through most of the season due to injuries but it was good to get back form come finals time and get the finals MVP.

2) What are your plans for the 2011 season?

PS: Next year I plan to stay with Altona as I've heard we're moving up to YL1 so it should be a really good challenge. I also plan to reduce the amount of injuries I get (would be nice for a change!)

3) What are your goals for the 2011 season?

PS: 2011 goals would be to improve my overall game especially in the assists department and to make the finals in YL1.

4) Thoughts on how Big V as a league was in 2010?

PS: Big V was great during 2010. Really organised and professional and provided a great competition.

5) Have you heard any good rumors about player movement across the league for 2011?

PS: Nope

6) How (if at all!) do you keep in shape in the off-season?

PS: Just keep in touch with the game by shooting around a few times a week and playing some 1-1. Concentrating on workouts and where I need to improve also helps keep me in shape.

7) Have you started pre-season training yet? If so what have you been doing? If not when do you start?

PS: Haven't started as yet with the team but personally I have. Just improving core and leg strength and also going for a run a couple of times a week to maintain fitness until pre-season with the team starts in a few weeks.

8) If you could recruit one player from anywhere in the world to your team 2011 who would it be and why?

PS: Probably need another big guy so Blake Griffin would fit nicely! Just becahse he's an athletic big man and you can throw the ball anywhere around the rim and you know he'll go get it.

9) What song gets played the most on your ipod?

PS: Through the fire- Peter Miser

10) Favourite quote in life?

PS: 'Believe and you can achieve anything'
Courtesy of: www.bigv.com.au/



Sherbrooke's Casey Chan takes on the Big 10 - by Eurobasket News
NAME: Casey Chan

CLUB: Sherbrooke Suns

DIVISION: Championship Men

JUNIOR CLUB: Sherbrooke Suns


BIG V's BIG 10

1) How did you rate your 2010 season for both yourself and your team?

CC: I think we did pretty well considering the move up from Division 1. After recruiting some great talents in Johnny Lee, Chris Payne and Jeff 'Sir Ray Ray' Reid, we had a great group and were competitive. Was disappointing not to make finals but if a few things here and there went our way could have been a different story. As far as my play goes personally I thought I did okay, I had some good games but will be looking to improve on a few things next season.

2) What are your plans for the 2011 season?

CC: Suns to make finals and go from there

3) What are your goals for the 2011 season?

CC: Not to get dunked on, and to play my 200th game for the Suns.

4): Thoughts on how Big V as a league was in 2010?

CC: It was pretty good, Diamond Valley probably stood out as the most impressive team for me. Some very good talents in the league too, Ivan had a great year. Need a road trip though, c'mon Bobby! Make it happen!

5) Have you heard any good rumors about player movement across the league for 2011?

CC: 3 actually. Luke Kendall to Sherbrooke, Jeff Reid to Waverley and forget those new guys at the Wildcats- Dan Kraljevic to Eltham!

6) How (if at all!) do you keep in shape in the off-season?

CC: A strict training regime designed by Marcello Calderon, unfortunately it is super secret and I have already said too much!

7) Have you started pre-season training yet? If so, what have you been doing? If not, when do you start?

CC: Yes 3 days, We are going to up/downs until blue is no longer thirsty.

8) If you could recruit any one player from anywhere in the world to your team for 2011 who would it be and why?

CC: Matt Cannon because he is the most beautiful man in the cosmos

9) What song gets played most on your ipod?'

CC: I'm all out of love by Air Supply

10) What is your favourite quote in life?

CC: 'We will be perfect in every aspect of the game. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You fumble the football, and I will break my foot off in your John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let's go to work.'
Courtesy of: bigv.com.au


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Osby, TT.21.0 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale20.0 
 3. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.20.0 
 4. Saage, Rakvere19.8 
 5. Wilson, Zemgale19.0 
 6. Jurevicus, Liepaja18.6 
 7. Kaufmanis, Valmiera18.0 
 8. Volkus, Techasas17.3 
 9. Kjellbom, Norrkoping16.7 
 10. Zelionis, Rudupis16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Povilas CUKINAS
  Aiscai Kaunas
  (210-C-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cukinas, Aiscai K.10.8 
 2. Kieza, Juventus10.3 
 3. Osby, TT.10.0 
 4. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.4 
 5. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.9.0 
 6. Cipruss, Valmiera8.9 
 7. Matulis, Sakalai8.8 
 8. Wilson, Zemgale8.7 
 9. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.7 
 10. Stimac, Ventspils8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Dainys, Rudupis7.7 
 2. Kriisa, TT.7.0 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas6.8 
 4. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.5.5 
 5. Alijevas, Nevezis5.2 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale5.0 
 7. Viskontas, Perlas4.9 
 8. Rinkevicius, Techasas4.7 
 9. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.7 
 10. Dorbek, Rakvere4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Rakvere
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Saage, Rakvere3.0 
 2. Wilson, Zemgale2.3 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock2.3 
 4. Dorbek, Rakvere2.3 
 5. Dainys, Rudupis2.3 
 6. Pilk, TT.2.2 
 7. Gervin, Norrkoping2.0 
 8. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 9. Andzejevskis, Valmi.2.0 
 10. Anderson, Ventspils2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.2 
 2. Cukinas, Aiscai K.2.0 
 3. Rozitis, Zemgale2.0 
 4. Galdikas, Neptunas1.7 
 5. Cresnar, Nevezis1.6 
 6. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.3 
 7. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.2 
 8. Talts, TU/Rock1.1 
 9. Cain, VEF Riga1.1 
 10. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.0 


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


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  BOTSWANA   


Troopers crowned basketball champions - by Thomas Fink
MOGOMOTSI BUZWANI
Correspondent - Mmegi 10/11/2010

FRANCISTOWN: Troopers have successfully defended the men's league title and are now top seeds for the national championship to be held next weekend. Troopers clinched the title with two games left after collecting 30 points from 16 outings. The Gaborone side lost twice to army boys BDF V and Cadets but sealed the title with a 92-80 win over Eagles over the weekend.Francistown side, Splinters are second with their outstanding fixture being a match against city rivals, Flames.

Splinters have 28 points and have lost six times during the season. Although Splinters can finish on 30 points, they have an inferior goal difference and the head-to-head meetings favour Troopers. The remaining teams will now shift their focus on securing a spot in the national championships. Competition is expected to be stiff this weekend as Splinters, Cadets, Eagles, Flames, Police and Spartans battle out for the national championship slots. Spartans face Troopers in a tough encounter seeking to avoid defeat for the first time in four meetings.

Flames will lock horns with Police knowing that a win can take them to the national championship. Splinters will need to win to avoid meeting Troopers in the semi-finals. The top four teams qualify for the national championships to be held at the UB Courts. In the women's league, three teams are fighting for top spot. BDF V, NIIT and Relics will battle it out for the right to play Police in the women's national championship final. Relics appear to be favourites to progress to the final.



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  BRAZIL   


Franca waived Chas McFarland - by Paulo Freire
The Franca Basketball team play today against the Bauru in Sao Paulo for the Paulista State Championship, but the team will get on court without the american center Chas McFarland.

McFarland, who came to Franca as a great boost for their basketball season, coming from the famous College Wake Forest just got released in the last hours. Chas had a disagreement with coach Helio Rubens during the Open Games and yesterday the coach and board directors met to decide the dismissal of the player.

The athlete and coach problems was because he lwas being exploited short in Sao Paulo, where he saw only 12:23 minutes per game on the court, so his join at Franca earned him an average of 7.8 points, 3 8 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.

Since the beginning of the season the board directors of the team promised to the fans a player reference to the lane, several names have been in talks like Murilo, Robert Battle, Atila Santos among others. With the release of McFarland the fans is now pressuring the team to get a new name for the NBB.





Vezaro join U.S. College - by Paulo Freire
One of the highlights of the Brazilian young base teams is now following his career into the U.S college., the former Joinville swingman Felipe Vezaro, signed with Blinn College in Texas, where he will study and play with coach Tra Arnold.

His new school is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association and is on the Region XIV Athletic Conference. The team is being totally renew from last season, his main player Kahlil McDonald (average of 23.7 points) was transferred to Western Kentucky, which may leave more room for Felipe.

I think were deep and if the right guys stay healthy and continue to get better, its going to be a completely different team all around. Were better defensively, were more talented, were better offensively and weve got guys who love to play basketball, guys who want to be in the gym and guys who are just fun to be around. It makes my job a lot easier coming to work every day.

Arnold hasnt ironed out a starting five just yet, he said, and doubts the Bucs will have an established starting five all season.

Its so competitive at some spots that whoever plays better in practice the day before or couple days before will play, Arnold said. Were really concentrating on defense and rebounding. If you can do that, you can win and were really concentrating on that right now.


Felipe Vezaro (190-G-92) is looking forward for his freshmann year at college basketball


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  CROATIA   


Zagreb inks Gilder and Rancic - by Eurobasket News
Zagreb has announced signing of two new players. According to the reports from Croatian media, the club has brought in Damir Rancic (199-G-83) and Trey Gilder (206-F-85, college: Northwestern St.). Rancic has recently cancelled his contract with Greek outfit Panellinios citing personal reasons. He did not have to wait for the new club for long as Zagreb used the opportunity to snap him up. Gilder is coming to Croatian outfit after spending summer trying to earn contract with NBA outfit Orlando Magic. Both players are expected to make their debuts when Zagreb meets Hemofarm Vrsac in Adriatic league.
Damir Rancic has so far in his career played for the host of teams which include Split, Cibona, Panellinios Athens, BC Kyev, Olimpija Ljubljana and Zadar. He has won one National Title with Split in 2003 as well as with Cibona in 2006. At the beginning of 2008-2009 season Rancic agreed a deal with Zadar. He appeared in 16 Croatian League games and has posted averages of 16.1 points and 2.0 assists per game. In Adriatic league he was also good, as he averaged 6.8 points in 21 contests. Last season, Rancic still had good outings, as he averaged 9.9 points and 1.7 assists in 26 Adriatic league matches. In April of 2010 he moved to Spain where he signed with Xacobeo BS Obradorio. In 5 games, Croatian guard has posted averages of 7.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.
Trey Gilder played collegiate basketball at Northwester University. In his final season with the school in 2007, he appeared in 33 games and has averaged 16.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. At the start of 2008-2009 season he signed with NBDL outfit Colorado 14ers. He averaged 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds as he helped Colorado win the NBDL title that season. Last season, he started out with Memphis Grizzlies but in December of 2009 he signed with Maine Red Claws in NBDL. He finished the season as member of Albuquerque Thunderbirds where in 10 games he averaged 14.0 points and 5.9 rebounds.


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  CYPRUS   


TZAKOPOULOS MOVES TO ACHILLEAS KAIMAKLIOU - by Giorgos Diploidis
Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (187-G-85) reached an agreement with Achilleas Kaimakliou and will continue his career in Cyprus. The guard born in 1985 spent last season with Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas, in Greece top division, averaging, in 19 games 2.1ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.3apg. For him it will be the first experience outside Greece.
In his career he has played for Rethimno, Makedonikos Kozani, Ionikos Lamias and MENT.



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  EUROLEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Angel D. VASSALLO
  ASVEL
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Vassallo, AS.21.0 
 2. Macvan, Hemofarm20.8 
 3. Lampe, Unics19.5 
 4. Rakocevic, Efes P.17.8 
 5. Hines, Brose B.16.8 
 6. Jenkins, ALBA16.8 
 7. Pinkney, U.Olimpija16.3 
 8. Langford, Khimky16.1 
 9. Roberts, Brose B.15.8 
 10. Allen, ALBA15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randal FALKER
  Cholet
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Falker, Cholet8.5 
 2. Jankunas, Zalgiris8.0 
 3. Tomic, Real Madrid7.8 
 4. Barac, Caja Laboral7.3 
 5. Jefferson, AS.7.3 
 6. Zizic, AS.7.0 
 7. Suarez, Real M.6.8 
 8. Crosariol, Lottomat.6.8 
 9. Lampe, Unics6.8 
 10. Gonlum, Efes Pilsen6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiakos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Spanoulis, Olympiakos6.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panath.5.5 
 3. Teodosic, Olympiakos5.5 
 4. Popovic, Unics5.5 
 5. Hammonds, AS.4.8 
 6. Rodriguez, Unicaja4.8 
 7. Huertas, Caja L.4.8 
 8. Gordon, CSKA4.8 
 9. Finley, Armani MI4.8 
 10. Stipcevic, Cibona4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Bo Lester MCCALEBB
  Montepaschi
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. McCalebb, Montepas.3.3 
 2. Perkins, Maccabi .3.0 
 3. Eidson, Maccabi .2.8 
 4. Diamantidis, Panath.2.5 
 5. Moss, Montepaschi2.3 
 6. Stonerook, Montepas.2.3 
 7. Hawkins, Armani MI2.3 
 8. Ilievski, U.Olimpija2.3 
 9. Goldsberry, Brose B.2.3 
 10. Diot, Le Mans2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  Zalgiris
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Begic, Zalgiris2.5 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.9 
 3. Falker, Cholet1.8 
 4. Lishchuk, Valencia1.8 
 5. Barac, Caja Laboral1.5 
 6. Macvan, Hemofarm1.3 
 7. Vranes, Unics1.3 
 8. Monya, Khimky1.3 
 9. Bozovic, Hemofarm1.3 
 10. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Timothy BURNETTE
  Osnabrueck
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 24
 1. Burnette, Osnab.24.0 
 2. Shepherd, Osnab.21.3 
 3. Gause, Freiburg21.0 
 4. Johnson, Webmoebel20.7 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau19.9 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.4 
 7. Brooks, Kirchheim19.1 
 8. Watts, SOBA D.18.1 
 9. Harbut, Chemnitz18.0 
 10. Harbut, Chemnitz18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.11.3 
 2. Smallwood, Cuxha.11.3 
 3. Watts, SOBA D.10.1 
 4. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau10.0 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe9.3 
 6. Yearby, Cuxhaven9.0 
 7. Yearby, Cuxhaven9.0 
 8. Shaw, Chemnitz8.0 
 9. Shaw, Chemnitz8.0 
 10. Hill, Jena7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim7.0 
 2. Johnson, Webmoebel5.9 
 3. Barth, Heidelberg5.8 
 4. Johnson, Hannover5.0 
 5. Lowery, Braves5.0 
 6. Burnette, Osnab.5.0 
 7. Zazai, Chemnitz4.9 
 8. Zazai, Chemnitz4.9 
 9. Gray, Crailsheim4.3 
 10. Wallace, B.Mue.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel3.0 
 2. Johnson, Chemnitz2.4 
 3. Johnson, Chemnitz2.4 
 4. Gause, Freiburg2.4 
 5. Scott, Kirchheim2.3 
 6. Turnbull, Hannover2.3 
 7. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.3 
 8. Burnette, Osnab.2.2 
 9. Zazai, Chemnitz2.0 
 10. Shaw, Chemnitz2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Deilvez YEARBY
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Yearby, Cuxhaven2.1 
 2. Yearby, Cuxhaven2.1 
 3. Schoo, Heidelberg1.7 
 4. Fuller, Crailsheim1.6 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., SOBA D.1.6 
 6. De Michael, Kirchheim1.4 
 7. Henry, Hannover1.1 
 8. Oehle, Braves1.0 
 9. Fleetwood, Osnab.1.0 
 10. Lowery, Braves1.0 


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  Phoenix Hagen
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Dorris, Phoenix .16.9 
 2. Callahan, Bremerha.16.4 
 3. Oliver, Walter Tigers16.3 
 4. Peacock, LTi 46ers15.9 
 5. Zwiener, TBB Trier15.7 
 6. Tillman, MBC14.9 
 7. Burtschi, Phoenix .14.8 
 8. Famutimi, Duesseldorf14.8 
 9. Fenn, Art.Dragons14.6 
 10. Kashirov, Walter T.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm9.4 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.8 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth7.7 
 4. Stevic, EWE B.7.3 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.2 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms7.0 
 7. Pleiss, Brose B.6.8 
 8. Martin, Bremerha.6.8 
 9. Peacock, LTi 46ers6.8 
 10. Dragicevic, ALBA6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.8 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .5.0 
 3. Jordan, MBC4.6 
 4. Hamilton, NY Phant.4.5 
 5. Wood, Dt.4.3 
 6. Copeland, Bremerha.4.2 
 7. Joyce, TBB Trier4.2 
 8. Jacobsen, Brose B.4.0 
 9. Campbell, EWE B.4.0 
 10. Haynes, Duesseldorf3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.3 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .1.9 
 3. Pryor, Phoenix .1.8 
 4. Lukauskis, EWE B.1.8 
 5. Campbell, Teleko.1.8 
 6. Famutimi, Duesseldorf1.7 
 7. Oliver, Walter Tigers1.7 
 8. Burtschi, Phoenix .1.6 
 9. Bailey, Art.Dragons1.6 
 10. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tibor PLEISS
  Brose Baskets
  (214-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pleiss, Brose B.2.4 
 2. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.2 
 3. Bryant, ratiopharm1.6 
 4. Powell, Dt.1.5 
 5. Femerling, ALBA1.2 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms1.1 
 7. Scott, Goettingen1.1 
 8. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.1 
 9. Hines, Brose B.1.0 
 10. Boumtje, Art.Drag.1.0 


Lee Jeka claims German ProA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
British-Australian Lee Jeka (187-G-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for s Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 27-year old guard had the game-high 30 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Wuerzburg in his team's victory, helping them to beat Osnabrueck (6-1) in overtime 105-100. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Wuerzburg maintains the 3rd position in German ProA. They are still close to the very top. Wuerzburg would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 6-1 record. Jeka turned to be Wuerzburg's top player in his first season with the team. Lee Jeka averages this season 17.6ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American guard Timothy Burnette (188-G-82) of second-ranked GiroLive-Ballers Osnabrueck. Burnette impressed basketball fans with 35 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Osnabrueck lost that overtime game 100-105 to Wuerzburg (6-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Osnabrueck still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. It was just his team's 1st loss this season, while they won 6 other games. Burnette is a newcomer at Osnabrueck and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.0ppg (#1). He also recorded 5.0 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was Rouven Roessler (200-F-80) of BG Karlsruhe (#11). Roessler got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds . He was a key player of Karlsruhe, leading his team to a 86-72 easy win against the higher-ranked Kirchheim (#5, 5-2). The chances of Karlsruhe ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Roessler could help Karlsruhe to bring them higher in the standings. Roessler has a great season in Germany. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.4ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86) of Osnabrueck - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Cedric Brooks (185-G-80) of Kirchheim - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Deilvez Yearby (198-F-87) of Cuxhaven - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jeremy Black (203-F-85) of Karlsruhe - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Robert Oehle (209-C-88) of Braves - 22 points and 11 rebounds
9. Anton Shoutvin (206-C/F-89) of Freiburg - 20 points and 11 rebounds
10. Morgan Lewis (193-F-87) of ETB Wohnbau - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists


Violets return Michael Meeks - by Moritz Korff
38-year-old veteran Michael Meeks (207-C/F-72, agency: Interperformances, college: Canisius) has returned to BG Goettingen (1. Bundesliga) to help out for at least two months. The Violets would have wanted to ink an agreement with the former Canadian international for the remainder of the season, however financial concerns got in the way of completing such a deal for the time being. Meeks holds a German passport and first joined the Goettingen team a year ago. His experience helped to secure a BBL play off spot in this past season as well as capturing the 2010 EuroChallenge title.

John Bynum (TBB Trier) Pregame Thoughts To BBC Bayreuth Game November 12th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.) is a 32 year old 191 cm guard from Visalia California that is playing his first season with TBB Trier. He is a good fighter, fast and good in offensive playing. He is great athlete who can shoot the ball with consistency from 3 and finish with authority on the break. He is a tremendous defender on the ball. He played college basketball at College of the Sequoias Junior College:from 1996-1998 and then transferred to Metropolitan St. (NCAA2): and played there from 1998-2000. He started his professional basketball career in 2001 in the Uk for the Solent Stars (United Kingdom-NBLConf): 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assist. In 2002-2003, came his first tour of duty in Germany for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga): 24.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 6.7apg, 3.5spg. In 2003-2004, he played for the Ulriken Eagles (Norway-BNLO): Regular Season: 14 games: 20,1ppg, 8,1rpg, 2,5apg, 2,9spg, 0,4bpg.In 2004-2005, he was back in Germany playing for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-2.Bundesliga): 30 games: Score-5 (26.0ppg), 7.7rpg, Ast-4 (5.4apg), 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%. In 2005-2006, he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-A1): only pre-season, then joined COOCOON Baskets Weiden (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 8 games: 15.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 51%, left in Jan.'06 and later that month signed at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 21 games: 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 56.5%. In 2006-2007, he played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 31 games: 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 25.0%, FT: 55.9%. In 2007-2008, he played for USC Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 14 games: 14.4ppg, 4.4rpg, Assists-5 (4.6apg), 2.3spg, 2FGP: 54%, 3FGP: 27.3%, FT: 58.5%, left in Jan.'08 due to shoulder injury, in Feb.'08 moved to Digibu Baskets Paderborn (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 13 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 70.0%. Last season, he played in the PRO A for Proveo Merlins Crailsheim (Germany-ProA, starting five): 27 games: 16.9ppg, 7.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.8%. He spoke with eurobasket before the game against BBC Bayreuth on November 12th.

TBB Trier have 2 days to prepare for next game against BBC Bayreuth. Is it difficult for you to play games in a short time or do you like it?


I actually like playing more games like this. Althogh it doesnt give us a lot of time to prepare I think it keeps us in game rhtyhm. I like playing games twice a week instead of just on the weekend.


BBC Bayreuth has only won two games despite a pretty sound roster on paper. Are you surprised that they have won so liitle games?


Bayreuth does have a good team and are still in the process like we are and many other teams in the BBL. They will come out and play hard and we cant overlook anyone despite there record. Anyone is capable of beating anyone in this league and they have great players to make it happen as well.

You see much tape on your next opponent. Do you watch extra film of players you might be guarding like a Danny Gibson or do you just study what you see in the video sessions?


No we dont study extra film on any certain player. We just focus on there things that we need to do to help contain and slow the team down. We look at a players strengths and just try and take that away and make him do something which he may not be just as good at.

What makes Danny Gibson such a terrific player? He led the dutch league in scoring last season.


Danny is a good point guard that is able to go to the basket and shoot the ball. He is a quick guard as well and he is able to defend as well. He had a great year last year in the Dutch leauge and he has experience leading his teams no matter where he has been.

What will be key in winning the game against a dangerous BBC Bayreuth?

I think the key against Bayreuth will be just like when we play against anyone else. We have to defend first and finish the play by not giving up 2nd chance points and execute and not always try to make the first open opportunity on the offensive end.


The Indiana Pacers scored 144 points and didnt even get much production from Danny Granger. Why dont me see more high scoring games in the NBA anymore?


I dont think you see that many high scoring games like that becuase not everyone plays against the Nuggets every night (Nuggets are my team too)... but honestly I really dont know... i dont like watching those type of games because it is showing that no defense is being played but at the same time its fun to watch the Warriors play and they are capable of scoring 110-120 every night.


What is your prediction of Miami Heat-Boston Celtics on Thursday in Miami?


Miami will beat the Celtics this time and Lebron will have 82 points... naw I think that it will be a close game and it can turn out either way... so therefore im making two predictions by saying the celtics may win too.

Thanks John for the chat


Chris Rojik (Deutsche Bank Skyliners PRO B) I Score In Quiet Ways - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Christopher Rojik (200-F-74, college: Holy Cross) is a 36 year old 200cm forward from Plymouth Mass. H eis playing his first season for the Frankfurt PRO B team. He is a strong and versatile 3,4 who is a tenacious rebounder and is capable of pushing the ball up the court himself. Runs the court better than many guards. Very good three point shooter who can put the ball on the floor or score with his back to the basket. Uses his body well and goes to the free throw line often. Defensively he prowls the passing lanes and can defend the 2-5. Chris is a complete basketball player. He played at Holy Cross in the 90s and came to Germany in 1998 to start his professional basketball career. He played in Paderborn in 1998-1999 and from 1999-2000 in Rhondorf as the team was playing Regionaliga. he then played with TuS POCO Iserlohn from 2000-2003. In 2002-2003, he played second Bundesliga after having played two years in the Regionaliga. He then returned to Rhondorf in 2003 and stayed there until 2010. He played 204 second Bundesliga games in seven years. Last year, he played 30 games: 16.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3apg, FGP-3 (67.7%), 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 80.2%. Last season, he was 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion 2010. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

You are playing your first season in Frankfurt with the PRO B team. How did you get this job?


There is no real special story behind me coming to Frankfurt? Now that I am getting older, I am thinking about getting into coaching. They gave me an opportunity to coach their NBBL team and also play PRO B.

You are playing your 13th season in Germany after having played in small towns like Paderborn, Iserlohn, and eight years for Soba Dragons Rohndorf. How is it playing in a big city like Frankfurt?

Frankfurt is great and a lot different than the other places. I live about 20 minutes away from Frankfurt just to keep that country feeling.

What do you like most about Frankfurt?


At the moment, I havent really seen much, because all I see is the gym and my house. I want to see more of the city, but right now I am working hard each day helping young players develop.

You are the oldest and most experienced player on the club. You are 19 years older than Roland Nyama. what does it feel like playing with such young players?


I feel like I am 24. Everyone is equal on the court. It is great playing with him. he is very athletic and can shoot the ball well. It is crazy that I am almost 20 years older than him. When he was born, I was in college.

Where do you see the journey of the Frankfurt PRO B team going this season?


I think we will do some good things. We will get better. We have good talent which we didnt show against Lich, but we will come together this season and have success.

How is it playing for coach Klaus Mewes. Are you like an extra assistant coach on the court for the younger guys?


Yes you could say that. Klaus has done a good job so far. We are starting from the beginning whereas where as other teams have had a core of guys for some years. The guys have to understand each other on the court. The guys are developing on different learning curves.

What is the goal of the team?


We dont have a specific goal to stay in the league, but to become as best as we can. We have have good players and have had our moments, but we need to be more consistent.

Deutsche Bank Skyliner coach Gordon Herbert has said that Carl Lindbom is the biggest talent form Finland from the year 1991. How have you seen his development?


He is a good shooter and inside/out player. It is important that he practice with the Skyliners and play PRO B games.

What do you still need to improve in your game?


My defense could get better. My legs are gone and I am slower, but it is always nice when you have four guys that help you out when you made a mistake, because basketball is a team sport. I mainly focus on things I know I do well.

What is a strength in your game that people dont always notice?



When people watch me play and then see the stats often cant believe that I score and rebound, but I can score in many different ways by making an open shot, getting an offensive rebound and scoring or scoring on the fast break. I score in quiet ways.

You grew up in Plymouth, Mass. What was your childhood like?



I had a great childhood. I had an older brother and sister and all we did was play sports like soccer, basketball and baseball. We also were very close to the ocean.

Who was your basketball idol? Let me guess Larry Bird?

Larry was the man. He was a big inspiration for me. There were many great shots I remember him making, but my favorite was his off balance shot against the Portland Trailblaziers that sent the game into OT.

Did you spend a lot of time in the Boston garden watching the Boston Celtics?


I saw the games on TV, but I spent more time at Fenway park watching the Boston Redsox.

What were your nicest memories at Holy Cross?



I played for many good coaches. It was a fun time. I remember playing against Steve Nash, Marcus Camby that played at UMASS and against many good players at Boston college like Bill Curley.

Do you still have contact to your teammates Rob Feaster?



Yes and he was the best player I ever played with. He was one of the five best players that ever played at Holy Cross. He could do it all scoring, great ball handling and could guard the positions 1-4.


You had top stas in the second German Bundesliga year after year. In 2002-2003, you averaged 26ppg and 10rpg at Iserlohn. why didnt you ever play in the BEKO BBL?


I believe that I was simply not good enough. back then the rule was only having two Americans in the league. I was not good enough to be one of two Americans on a BEKO BBL team. I was 31 as the rule was changed for more Americans in the league, but at that time, I was starting a family and was happy playing in Rhondorf.

What were the most free throws that you hit in a row?


333. After awhile it gets boring and you stop counting.

What was your most crazy shot that you ever took and made?



When I was 12, I made a Larry Bird type shot throwing the ball into the basket from behind the background. The only difference was that my shot count whereas the shot of Larry did not.lol


What are your hobbies?



I spend a lot of time with basketball and the rest with my wife and two daughters.

How will the Boston Celtics do in 2010-2011?



If Perkins would of been healthy last season, they would of won it all. I think they will win the east, because they are ready and already good.

What is your favorite Coldplay song?



Lost.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?



Biene Maya movie with my daughter where the bee gets locked in the house.


Thanks for the chat Chris. good luck this season.




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Panellinios signs Udrih to replace Rancic - by George Fragkos
The A1 league has begun but the clubs do not stop to make additions and changes at their rosters. Panellinios Athens is a very good example of this, as the club of Athens some days ago let Damir Rancic (199-G-83) leave to finally replace him with highly-rated Slovenian, Samo Udrih (195-G-79).

Samo Udrih is an experienced 31-year-old guard, who has played at various championships like Israel, Croatia and mainly Spain, where he spent the most time during his career so far. Last year he played for Euroleague qualified club Cibona, having considerable time on the court. He was also a member of the Slovenian national team at the World Championship in Turkey, at which he had an average of 5.0 points per game.

The new addition of Panellinios Athens is expected to arrive in Athens before the game against Panionios ON Telecoms Athens in Lamia and there is a possibility that he will also participate for some minutes in it, to adapt more quickly to his new team.



B Division: Week 4: Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
The fourth week was the week of the scorers and the very high scores as in all the games we had quite very high scores with an average the 82 points. In regards to the results they were more or less normal other than the amazing road win succeeded from MENT over Liakopoulos (42 points) in the specific game there was a career high from Simeon Ioakimidis (197-G-89) as the talented player scored 30 points and help his team to beat one of the toughest teams in the division in one of the toughest courts. OFI scored for second consecutive game more than 100 points in the easy win over Egaleo while Aiolos Triakallon succeeded its first victory in the division together with Doukas. The only two unbeaten teams are currently OFI and Kifisia with a 4-0 series and at the same time the only two teams that are currently without any victory are Apollon Kalamarias and Filippos Veroias while Olympia Larissas has been disqualified from the league. It is worth mentioned that is the first week that we had more than 55 players with double digits.

The results and the scorers were as follows:
Aiolos Trikallon - Diagoras Rodou 95-79
Quarters: 23-18, 49-39, 76-56, 95-79.
Aiolos: Saribalidis 12, Karavasanis 16, Chrisopoulos 10, Giorgos Fountas (184-G-77) 21, Giannaletsos 19.
Diagoras: Agapiadis 15, Rozolis 10, Panagiotarakos 15, Pardakas 16, Ioannis Otountzidis (205-F-87) 16.

OFI - Egaleo 102-84
Quarters: 30-17, 58-43, 85-63, 102-84.
OFI: Alexis Bardas (189-F-81) 24, Xenakis 12, Karadolamis 20, Souflias 12, Mourtos 10.
EGALEO: Stelios Papadakis (198-F-85) 22, Mitropoulos 13, Koukouras 17.

Apollon Kalamarias - Anagennisi Flogas 80-85
Quarters: 23-20, 44-44, 59-65, 80-85
Apollon: Georgios Pavlidis (206-F-78) 25, Hatzatourov 12, Vasieliou 11
Anagennisi: Manousos 16, Onasoglou 10, Galanidis 15, Kothras 15, Spiropoulos 12


Perama - MENT 69-78
Quarters: 11-18, 30-33, 57-54, 69-78.
PERAMA: Motsenigos 10, Liakopoulos 42.
MENT: Nikolopoulos 14, Dalpas 10, Filiousis 13, Simeon Ioakimidis 30

AIAS Evosmou - M. Alexandros 74-69
Quarters: 14-19, 34-39, 52-53, 74-69.
AIAS: Gimnopoulos 15, Marousits 10, Eleftheriadis 11, Asimakis 11, Georgoulas 17.
M. Alexandros: Dimans 11, Kelesidis 11, Armoutis 17, Bakos 10.

Doxa Lefkadas - Filippos Veroias 84-62
Quarters: 19-12, 41-23, 65-38, 84-62.
Doxa: Vagenas 13, Bourdanos 15, Papadopoulos S 16, Limparis 10.
Filippos: Tsakiris 10, Mavridis A. 10 Gakis 13).

Doukas - Stratoni 85-77
Quarters: 30-17, 49-39, 67-60, 85-77.
Doukas: Prokos 20, Lehoudis 13, Mihaloglou 10
Stratoni: Pegias 10, Koutouratzoglou 14, Kokolios 12, Paritsis 13, Darakis 10, Daskalapolulos 15
Olympia Larissas Kifisia 0-20




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Landstede Zwolle Waive Center Ben Strong - by Fred Roggen
Landstede Zwolle waived center Ben Strong (211-C-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Guilford), the management announced today. Both sides agreed it wasnt working out, said a source with direct knowledge. Strong was recruited last summer by Landstede Zwolle. The 2.11 meters long center played last season for Maccabi Haifa in Israel. Ben Strong averaged 5.9ppg and 4.8rpg in 13.4 minutes with Landsted Zwolle in nine DBL games.

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IBL's Battle Creek Knights gets ready for new Winter season with a strong roster - by Trask Frost
The Battle Creek Knights are getting ready to play in their 7th straight season-

The Knights open their season with a home game on Wednesday November 17th versus the Kankakee County Soldiers.

Battle Creek has a new coach in Dale Beard and a very solid roster featuring 6' 11' Brandon Hassell. Hassell from Penn State is a post player who developped into a very strong player within the IBL Spring/Summer season. 'Hassell seemed to get better- game by game- in the last IBL season' (that season only 4 months old) - 'so with the shape that Hassel is in and his height and his abilities, this will be a real treat for Battle Creek fans' - says IBL Commissioner Mikal Duilio, further adding- 'Hassell is a player you want to pay to see now, while you can and his potential as a player is extremely high.'

Also on the Knights roster (see roster below) is Will Wright, an extremely athletic 6' 6' combo guard/forward who impressed the Knights at Kellogg Arena last season as he played with the USA All Stars (against the Knights) and had about 7 dunks against and on- the Knights. Wright is in his third year as a journeyman professional level player but Wright hopes that this year- he finds a home with the Knights for a full season as he has honed his mid-range game and Wright wants to be a major player in the Battle Creek bid to win an IBL championship. The IBL Winter season ends with a tournament at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek Michigan on January 15th and 16th.

The Battle Creek Knights roster for Winter season:
Ryan Williams
6' 5' Guard/Forward from University of Texas San Antonio
Everett Spencer 6' 6' Forward from South Carolina State
Breyon Watson 6' 3' Guard from Cleveland State University
Brandon Hassell 6' 11' Center from Penn State University
BJ Walker 6' 9' Guard from Oklahoma City college
Cortney Smith 6' 6' Forward from Siena Heights University
Jimmy Gibbs 6' 6' Guard/Forward from Hillsdale University Oklahoma
Will Wright 6' 6' Guard/Forward from Frank Phillips Junior College
Jermey File 6' 0' Guard from Western Michigan University




The Knights roster is strong- in fact, even Everett Spencer returns to the Knights. He averaged 19.2 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game and 5.2 assists as well, in 22 games for the Battle Creek Knights in their last season (4 months ago). IBL Commissioner Mikal Duilio- 'the Knights roster is extremely strong and this could be the special season that Battle Creek has been craving since the magical 2005 season' (video of that 2005 championship game can be found on the IBL web site, click on Battle Creek).

For more information on the International Basketball League or for information on the Battle Creek Knights, visit the IBL web site at- www.iblhoopsonline.com












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Iceland Express league - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Three games tonight in Iceland Express league.
Grindavik lost their first game this season. Keflavik with away win and Haukar won at home.

Snaefell 79 Grindavik 71.
Grindavik first loss of the season in the league. Grindavik playing without American player after Andre Smith had to go home for family reason.
Sean Burton top scorer for Snaefell 23 points. Palmi Sigurgeirsson 18 Jon Olafur Jonsson 16 For Grindavik. Pall Vilbergsson 20

Fjolnir 96 Keflavik 104
Aegir Steinarsson with new assist record this season 13. Hordur Axel Vilhjalmsson 11 assist for Keflavik.
Tomas Heidar Tomasson 28 points (7 threes) for Fjolnir. Ben Stywall 24
Lazar Trifunovic 36 pts. Gunnar Einarsson 21 for Keflavik.

Haukar 93 R 87
Good win for Haukar. Close game that could go either way. Haukar more lucky in crucial moment late in the game.
Semaj Inge 32. Gerald Robinson 20 for Haukar. Nemanja Sovic 26 Kelly Biedler 17 for IR


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  IRELAND   


Team Garvey's begin deffence - by Eurobasket News
Team Garvey's will be seeking to start their campaign to retain their Basketball Ireland Senior Cup title this coming weekend when they take on local rivals Meadownland's St. Brendan's in Castleisland on Satruday night November 13th.

Garvey's have had some injury trouble in recent weeks with John Galvin (203-F-88) out with a groin injury and Declan Culhane (188-F/C-84) sustaining a foot injury, it is uncertain at this point if either will be lining out for the St. Mary's side on Saturday night, it is expected however that Meadowland's St. Brendan's will be in full force and will have both Kieran Donoghy and Michael Quirke on their squad.

Given the local interest in this game a huge crowd is expected to attend so it would be advisable to get to the venue early. Tip off is at 7.45pm.
Courtesy of St Mary's




11890 Killester begin Cup defence - by Eurobasket News
Reigning National Cup champions 11890 Killester begin the defence of their cup crown when they make the trip to Moycullen for their quarter final clash, while UL Eagles and Bord Gais Neptune meet in a potential second round cracker.

In the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague, UCD Marian entertain Ulster Elks and rejuvenated duo Belfast Star and DCU Saints meet in Belfast.

11890 Killester lifted last seasons National Cup in emphatic fashion at the expense of UCC Demons and their hopes of retaining that trophy begins this Saturday away to Moycullen.

The Dubliners boast a perfect record after six games in the league but they suffered a blow last week with the news that Paddy Kelly (broken collar bone) would be missing for a lengthy period, while Kieran OBrien is likely to miss a further two weeks.

Moycullen will not be taken lightly even though they suffered two losses at the weekend, said 11890 Killester Head Coach Mark Keenan. League form goes out the window in cup competition.

We played Moycullen in our first game of the season and I know they are a much improved side since then. Enda is improving his side all the time. They have some great young players that are improving game by game.

They will also have a great crowd down there. We are looking forward to the game and will need to be in top form to get this vital win.
Moycullen are boosted by the return of Cian Nihill and a full strength squad as they look to inflict a major surprise on their illustrious opponents.

Nihill missed the defeat to UL Eagles last Sunday, while James Loughnane and John Cunningham were also forced to sit out the game due to injury.

Killester gave us a lesson in our first outing of the season so I hope we can show that we learnt something from that, said Moycullen Head Coach Enda Byrt. There is no doubt they are the best team in the league but our spirits are fine so we will be going all out.

Bord Gais Neptune face a difficult assignment against UL Eagles in a mouthwatering prospect at the UL Arena on Saturday night.

The winners face UCC Demons in the last eight with both sides determined to make an impact in this seasons competition.

'We are expecting a real battle in Limerick on Saturday night, said Bord Gais Neptune Head Coach Pat Price. We have split the two games we've played against UL Eagles in the past month, so our focus and sense of urgency must be there from the outset, as we are now well aware of the talent that Mark Bernsen has at his disposal. Both our rebounding and containing the drive will need to improve in order to stay with the Eagles.

UL Eagles are at full strength as they look to carry their league form into this seasons premier cup competition.
We will set aside the league action for a few days and concentrate on getting ready for the cup competition, said Eagles Head Coach Mark Bernsen. Our league form has been solid but now we must get ready for the cup.

Already this season we have won and lost against Neptune and next weekend is sure to be another great game.

In form duo Belfast Star and DCU Saints clash in the latest series of Nivea For Mens SuperLeague fixtures with both sides firmly fixed on reaching the Play-Offs this season.

The Saints travel to Belfast with a full quota after Martins Provizors (202-C-87) and Eoin Quill missed their sides win away to Moycullen last weekend. Kevin Lacey enjoyed his first competitive start after bouncing back from a knee injury ahead of schedule.

It is nice to have some wins on the board and the confidence is now back in the team which is credit to the lads for continuing to work hard and keep the faith when things weren't going well, said Saints Irish star Emmet Donnelly. Still, we're not getting carried away and we know Star will be a tough prospect this weekend having secured their first win with their new American. We lost up there last year so we know only too well how tough they can be at home.

Scott Summersgill is a doubt as Belfast Star look to record back to back wins for the first time this season.

Star finally got their season up and running last week with new recruit Clayton Longmire (201-F, college: St.Rose (NY)) contributing 32 points in their 10 point win away to UCD Marian.

It was great to get than win and we were unlucky not to have won the previous week against UCC Demons, said Star Head Coach Danny Fulton. DCU Saints are a good side, have a terrific defence and some great players in the shape of Emmet Donnelly and Pat Glover.

Clayton Longmire has settled in really well and is an excellent person as well as a very good player, added Fulton. The players really respect him and his arrival has given everyone a boost.

UCD Marian have a number of injury worries ahead of their clash at home to Northern Conference rivals Ulster Elks.

The Students will definitely be without Paddy Young (torn ankle ligaments, 4-6 week lay-off) and Conor James (dislocated shoulder, 4-6 week lay-off), while Barry Glover is ruled out with a hand injury.

The Elks game is a significant challenge after two poor performances resulting in two losses after a good three game run, said UCD Head Coach Fran Ryan.

Elks have Barry Drumm, Kevin Foley, Ciaran McEvilly, who are capable of being starters on any SuperLeague team in the country.
Meanwhile, Ben De La Cruz is a doubt for Ulster Elks but Conor Gallagher returns to the squad after missing last weekends loss to 11890 Killester.

This weekends game will be a big ask as we are not sure about the availability of Ben De La Cruz and this game is very important if we are to get back on track to contend for a playoff place, said Elks assistant coach Patrick ONeill. After a good team performance against Killester last weekend, we are looking to get a win off a very good UCD Marian side that are tough to beat in their home venue.'

BASKETBALL IRELAND UPCOMING FIXTURES

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12TH 2010
U-20 Mens National Cup
Neptune V St. Marys, Neptune Stadium, 19:30; Killester V St. Brendans, St. Fintans, Sutton, 20:00

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13TH 2010
Nivea For Mens SuperLeague
UCD Marian V Ulster Elks, UCD Sports Centre, 19:00; Belfast Star V DCU Saints, De La Salle College, Anderstown, 19:15

Mens SuperLeague National Cup
(QF) Moycullen V Killester, Kingfisher, NUIG, 18:00; (R2) UL Eagles V Bord Gis Neptune, UL Arena, 19:30

Senior Mens National Cup
UCD Marian V Neptune, Loreto Bray, 16:30; Malahide V Portlaoise, Malahide Community School, 19:30; Maree V Fr. Matthews, Calasanctius College, Oranmore, 19:45; St. Marys V St. Brendans, Castleisland Community Centre, 19:45

Senior Womens National Cup
Donegal Town V Ulster Rockets, Abbey Vocational School, 20:00

U20 Womens National Cup
UL V St. Marys, UL Arena, 16:30; Tolka Rovers V Liffey Celtics, Tolka Rovers Sports Complex, 19:40

SUNDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2010
Senior Mens National Cup
Blue Demons V Killester, Mardyke Arena, 15:15; Waterford V St. Vincents, Waterford IT, 15:30

Senior Womens National Cup
Brunell V Tralee Imperials, Parochial Hall, 14:45; Team Tom McCarthys St. Marys V Glanmire, St. Marys Castleisland, 16:00; Liffey Celtics V Killester, Leixlip Amenities Centre, 16:00

U-20 Mens National Cup
Blue Demons V UCD Marian, Mardyke Arena, 13:00; Moycullen V Templeogue, Killanin, 16:30; Tolka Rovers V St. Vincents, Tolka Rovers Sports Complex, 14:15

U-20 Womens National Cup
Waterford Wildcats V Mercy Coolock, Mercy Secondary School, 15:00
Courtesy of: www.basketballireland.ie


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  ISRAEL   


David Blu: "I knew the shot would go in when it left my hand" - by David Pick
David Blu scored only 6 points, but three of them came on a HUGE go ahead last-second buzzer beater that lifted Maccabi Tel-Aviv past BC Khimki, 76-78, and gave his team a very important must needed road win, which secures the clubs top spot of Group A.

David Blu told 'Eurobasket.com' after the game: 'I knew the shot was going to go in when it left my hand, but then again, I thought that all my shots were going to fall. Overall it was a big and great rebound by Perkins and he somehow found me out there. It Is a Great win for us that I hope can go along way.

We showed a lot of character coming back after they took the lead in fourth. Everyone played well and fought hard and we deserved to win. That was the first time since I was in high school that I scored a game-winning shot at the buzzer.'

Maccabi Tel-Aviv coach, David Blatt : 'This was a very special and very impressive win for us. It's a product of hard work and belief in our abilities to play well in the first half and to overcome a crisis in the second. Khimki needed to win and fought hard in the second half, but we found the way and the energy to come back and win. We played amazing defense for all of the first half but In the third quarter we forgot for a bit who we are. For me, the important thing is that we came back and showed character.'

BC Khimki coach, Sergio Scariolo : 'I would like to congratulate Maccabi Tel-Aviv, But I should say that I am feel sorry for my players. They made great efforts to cut the 15-point deficit against a strong team like they did and it wasn't easy.. We had a better ranking, we rebounded better and had more assists, we already felt me have the win a one point, but we made two mistakes in the end.'

Maccabi Tel-Aviv: EIDSON CHUCK and SCHORTSANITIS SOFOKLIS 16 points each, PARGO JEREMY 9 HENDRIX RICHARD and BLU DAVID 6 each, ELIYAHU LIOR 8 PNINI GUY 11 BURSTEIN TAL 2 PERKINS DORON 4.

BC Khimki: LANGFORD KEITH 9, FRIDZON VITALY and EZE BENJAMIN 10 each, LONCAR KRESIMIR 15, DMITRIEV FEDOR 5, LOPEZ RAUL and MONYA SERGEY 11 each, PLANINIC ZORAN 5.



Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Brian ASBURY
  Hapoel T-A
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Asbury, Hapoel T-A28.4 
 2. Hall, Beer Yaakov26.6 
 3. Miller, Megido/Y.25.2 
 4. Dews, Ironi N.24.0 
 5. Stevens, Hapoel T.23.3 
 6. Webb, Hapoel Tivon23.2 
 7. Brown, Maccabi HBK22.5 
 8. Young, Hod Hasharon22.4 
 9. Timberlake, Elitzu.21.5 
 10. Tramiel, Kohav Yair21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanley BRANDY
  Hod Hasharon
  (200-F-67)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Brandy, Hod H.12.8 
 2. Ibrahim, Ironi N.11.0 
 3. Clemente, Megido.10.5 
 4. Tramiel, Kohav Yair10.0 
 5. Rosefelt, Ironi R.9.8 
 6. Pitshon, Lev H.9.8 
 7. McFarlin, Lev H.9.5 
 8. Aidan, Hapoel B.9.0 
 9. Spicer, Elitzur Ramla8.7 
 10. Paris, Hapoel B.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Avi ELIYAHU
  Hapoel Afula
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Eliyahu, Hapoel Afula7.7 
 2. Lahat, Hapoel T-A7.6 
 3. Timor, Hapoel Tivon6.4 
 4. Dobie, Lev Hasharon5.8 
 5. Farhi, Beer Yaakov5.6 
 6. Harush, Kohav Yair5.5 
 7. Berkowitz, Elitzu.5.3 
 8. Housman, Hapoel T.5.2 
 9. Shaibi, Hod H.4.8 
 10. Dunne, Hapoel Afula4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Megido/Yokneam
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Miller, Megido/Y.4.2 
 2. Eliyahu, Hapoel Afula3.5 
 3. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.2 
 4. Harush, Kohav Yair3.2 
 5. Young, Hod Hasharon2.8 
 6. Hofman, Elitzur .2.7 
 7. Utter, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 8. Webb, Hapoel Tivon2.0 
 9. Rockett, Ironi N.2.0 
 10. Housman, Hapoel T.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel AIDAN
  Hapoel Bsheva
  (204-F-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Aidan, Hapoel B.2.5 
 2. Brandy, Hod H.2.3 
 3. Rosefelt, Ironi R.2.2 
 4. Utter, Hapoel T-A2.2 
 5. Webb, Hapoel Tivon2.0 
 6. Hugee, Hapoel Afula1.8 
 7. Lewis, Ironi R.1.3 
 8. Liutrin, Beer Y.1.2 
 9. Gendal, Hod H.1.0 
 10. Spicer, Elitzur Ramla1.0 


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  ITALY   


Maurizio Bartocci hired by San Severo - by Emiliano
Maurizio Bartocci is the new head coach of Mazzeo San Severo. The coach will try to avoid the relegation with the newcomer in second Italian division which has lost the first four games of the season.
Bartocci last year was hired by Fileni Jesi in December but was not able to avoid the relegation of the team.
At the end of the season 2008/09, he reached the semifinals in Legadue at the helm of Scafati.
San Severo started the season with Franco Ciani as a coach.


Enel Brindisi tabs Federico Pugi - by Emiliano
Enel Brindisi after Herve Toure (202-F-82, agency: ACMT) announced the signing for the remainder of the season of Federico Pugi (206-F-85). The young player spent last season in Legadue with Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia with whom, in 35 games, averaged 5.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 80.0%. With Trenkwalder, Pugi reached the semifinals in the playoffs.
He has played in Legadue also with Imola.


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Muhamed Thaqi joins Trepca - by Onur Deqani
KB Trepca has announced coming of their new transfer Muhamed Thaqii (200-G/F-81)i. Thaqi signed his contract and would be available to play in the next match, that KB Trepca will play against the rivals from the capital city, Sigal Prishtina .
Muhamed Thaqi is a well-known player in the Kosovan basketball, as he played earlier in Kosovo during the years 2001-2006, in teams such as Sigal Prishtine, Mabetex Prishtine, KB Peja and KB Drita. He had a very successful career here, winning 3 titles while playing for Sigal Prishtine, KB Peja and Mabetex Prishtine.
Trepca announced that they have agreed with the player for the game that will be played against Sigal Prishtine and after the game they will decide for the contract that they will sign for the rest of the season.


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Round 4: Riyadi, Sagesse, Champville and Mouttahed wins - by Rabih Khoury

Round 4 of Bank MED League saw a big confrontation in Manara between Riyadi & Anibal , The game started on high speed tempo for Riyadi and finished the first quarter 20-7, in the second quarter everything changed and the Team from Zahle started the assault and made a big comeback which reduced the score to 33-29 at the break.
In the 3rd quarer Anibal continued on the same tempo and took the lead in the end of the quarter 45-47, B.J. Raymond and Roy SAMAHA were causing many problems to the home team and they were answered by Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona) , in his first match with Riyadi he managed to score 23 points and grab 23 rebounds.
The 4th quarter saw the same temp until its last minutes when Riyadi players regrouped and managed to come back from behind to take the lead and win the game in the end at the score of 66-58.
Q1:20-7 Q2:13-22 Q3:12-18 Q4:21-11
Best Scorers:

Riyadi: Loren Woods (23)

Anibal: B.J. Raymond (19)

In the second game of the night Sagesse had a difficult first half against Byblos and struggled all the first half against a new face Byblos team who led all the first half but the experience of Sagesse made them come back in the game to take the lead at the half at the score 52-49.
In the second half Sagesse took over and continued from where they stopped at the half and cruised in the end of the game to a easy win at the score of 100-74.
Q1:20-28 Q2:32-21 Q3:20-13 Q4:28-12
Best Scorers:

Riyadi: Sabah Khouri (22)

Anibal: Jhon Cantrell (23)

In the last 2 game of Round 4 from Bank Med League , Chabab Zahle met Moutahed and Hoops met Champville , Chabab Zahle who came from a historical win against Antranik in round 3 had another chance to prove that the first win was well deserved, and the team almost managed to win another but a buzzer beater from Trayvon Lathan gave the win to Moutahed at the score of 92-90.
The game was a very close one and the two team didnt manage to keep their lead and it was changed many times during the game, till the last 4 seconds when the game was tied 90-90 , Lathan scored the winning shot to give hits team the 3rd win for the season at the score of 92-90.
Q1: 20-21 Q2:25-22 Q3:21-24 Q4: 24-25

Best Scorers:

Chabab Zahle: Mark DAWSON (23)

Moutahed: Trayvon Lathan (20)

In the other game Hoops managed to stay very close to Champville in the first 3 quarters and managed to answer back every basket , but the 4th quarter Champvilles experience prevailed and gave Champville its 4th consecutive to have a clean record together with Riyadi .
The game remained close one throught its first 3 quarters but in the end the bench of Champville made the difference , they outscored the bench of hoops 46 to 6 due that Fadi Khatib came from the bench.
The foul problems of hoops centers caused them big problems and made the win closer to Champville players who made a good run in the 4th and outscored the home team 26-16.

Q1: 13-11 Q2:12-16 Q3:20-23 Q4: 16-26

Best Scorers:

Chabab Zahle: William BYRD (22)

Moutahed: Fadi KHATIB (23)

source : www.flbb.com


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Three teams play for a spot in the FIBA Americas League in the Final Six - by Emiliano
SAN JUAN (2010/2011 FIBA Americas League) FIBA Americas Secretary General, Alberto Garcia, informed that the best qualified team in the Final Six of the South American League for Clubs, except Espartanos, Uniceub/BRB and Flamengo Rio de Janeiro, qualifies directly to the 2010/2011 FIBA Americas League.

The Final Six of the South American League for Clubs, to be played on November 24-28, has Franca, Boca Juniors, Quimsa Santiago del Estero, Flamengo, Uniceub/BRB and Espartanos. The trio of Espartanos, Uniceub/BRB and Flamengo already qualified to the FIBA Americas League and are part of groups A, B and C, respectively.

The best team qualified, except the two Brazilian teams and Espartanos of Venezuela, will be part of Group C of the FIBA Americas League to be played in Ibarra, Ecuador on January 11-13, 2011.

The 2010/2011 FIBA Americas League starts on December 9 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Courtesy of FIBA


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Kennedy's a double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
26-year old forward Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances) put on an amazing game in the last round for Residence Walferdange and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Black Star (#10, 0-7), the league's worst team 91-77. Residence maintains the 8th position in Luxembourg league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just two victories. It's Kennedy's second year at Residence and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Montevallo University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Kennedy is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.3ppg. Kennedy is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 12.1rpg) and averages solid 41.7% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Domonique Crawford (193-G-84) of AS Soleuvre. He is American guard in his 2nd season at Soleuvre. In the last game Crawford recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Soleuvre lost that game 60-89 to the higher-ranked Etzella (#1, 6-1). Soleuvre managed to keep the same 9th spot in the standings. 6 lost games is too many comparing to just one victory Soleuvre managed to get this year. Crawford is well-known at Soleuvre and he already established his position as the team's leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.1ppg (#2). He also registered 12.6 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Brandon Gary (202-F-83) of AB Contern (#6). Gary scored 23 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Contern, leading his team to a 70-48 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Amicale (#5, 4-3). The chances of Contern ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Gary could help Contern to bring them higher in the standings. Gary has a great season in Luxembourg. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.9rpg (4th best). He also has 2.1spg and 1.9bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Pitt Koster (178-G/F-89) of Residence - 33 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Larrie Smith (197-F-75) of Sparta - 23 points and 10 rebounds
6. Tom Schumacher (190-G-87) of T71 - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Laurent Schwartz (177-G-89) of Musel Pikes - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Denell Stephens (192-G-86) of T71 - 17 points and 13 rebounds
9. Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84) of Black Star - 23 points and 9 rebounds
10. Cory Abercrombie (201-F/C-85) of Sparta - 13 points and 11 rebounds


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Kennedy, Residence25.3 
 2. Crawford, Soleuvre24.1 
 3. Muller, T7123.0 
 4. Kalmes, Contern22.8 
 5. Schumacher, T7122.5 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.20.6 
 7. Reimold, Basket E.20.1 
 8. Scott, Etzella19.9 
 9. McDaniel, Black S.19.3 
 10. Delgado, Etzella19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black Star
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. McDaniel, Black S.13.9 
 2. Stephens, T7113.0 
 3. Wurtz, Musel Pikes13.0 
 4. Scott, Etzella12.9 
 5. Gary, Contern12.9 
 6. Crawford, Soleuvre12.6 
 7. Kennedy, Residence12.1 
 8. Wojnowski, Musel P.11.3 
 9. Abercrombie, Spa.11.1 
 10. Muller, T719.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tom SCHUMACHER
  T71
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Schumacher, T715.2 
 2. Arbaut, Sparta4.1 
 3. Reimold, Basket E.3.6 
 4. Schartz, Amicale3.3 
 5. Koster, Residence3.1 
 6. Rausch, Black Star3.1 
 7. Delgado, Etzella3.0 
 8. Donnersbach, Basket E.2.9 
 9. Smith, Sparta2.9 
 10. Schwartz, Musel P.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel KALMES
  Contern
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kalmes, Contern2.7 
 2. Gary, Contern2.1 
 3. Jones, Amicale2.0 
 4. Schartz, Amicale1.8 
 5. Jeitz, Amicale1.7 
 6. Delgado, Etzella1.7 
 7. Koster, Residence1.7 
 8. Abdiu, Residence1.6 
 9. Smith, Sparta1.6 
 10. Kennedy, Residence1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gary, Contern1.9 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.1.6 
 3. Hoffmann, Etzella1.1 
 4. Abercrombie, Spa.1.1 
 5. Birdsong, Amicale1.0 
 6. Kennedy, Residence0.9 
 7. Stephens, T710.8 
 8. Wojnowski, Musel P.0.7 
 9. Ney, Amicale0.7 
 10. Weisen, Soleuvre0.7 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.City T.
  (206-G/F-88)
  Avg: 28.1
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.1 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.26.8 
 3. Gay, Memphis G.25.6 
 4. Martin, Houston R.24.1 
 5. Bryant, LA Lakers24.1 
 6. Anthony, Denver N.24.1 
 7. Wade, Miami Heat24.0 
 8. Millsap, Utah Jazz23.9 
 9. Nowitzki, Dallas M.23.7 
 10. Rose, Chicago B.23.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim NOAH
  Chicago B.
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Noah, Chicago B.13.9 
 2. Love, Minnesota T.12.8 
 3. Evans, Toronto R.11.8 
 4. Scola, Houston R.11.4 
 5. Lee, Golde S.11.3 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.2 
 7. Howard, Orlando M.11.0 
 8. Odom, LA Lakers10.8 
 9. Gasol, LA Lakers10.8 
 10. Camby, Portland TB10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Rondo, Boston C.14.9 
 2. Kidd, Dallas M.10.9 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.3 
 4. Wall, Washington W.10.2 
 5. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.9 
 6. Rose, Chicago B.9.7 
 7. Nash, Phoenix Suns8.9 
 8. James, Miami Heat8.7 
 9. Parker, San A.8.4 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah..7.9 
Steals Per Game
 John WALL
  Washington W.
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Wall, Washington W.3.2 
 2. Conley, Memphis G.3.1 
 3. Rondo, Boston C.3.0 
 4. Ellis, Golde S.2.7 
 5. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.4 
 6. Parker, San A.2.3 
 7. Curry, Golde S.2.3 
 8. Brewer, Minnesot.2.2 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..2.1 
 10. Douglas, New Y.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Roy HIBBERT
  Indiana P.
  (218-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Hibbert, Indiana P.3.3 
 2. Smith, Atlanta H.3.2 
 3. McGee, Washingt.2.8 
 4. Howard, Orlando M.2.7 
 5. Milicic, Minnesota T.2.4 
 6. Dalembert, Sacram.2.3 
 7. Okafor, N.Orlean.2.3 
 8. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.2.1 
 9. Duncan, San A.2.1 
 10. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 7-2 
 2. New Jersey N. 3-5 
 3. New York K. 3-5 
 4. Philadelph.76 2-6 
 5. Toronto R. 1-7 
Central Div.
 1. Chicago B. 4-3 
 2. Cleveland C. 4-4 
 3. Milwaukee B. 4-5 
 4. Indiana P. 3-3 
 5. Detroit P. 2-6 
Southeast Div.
 1. Atlanta H. 6-3 
 2. Orlando M. 5-2 
 3. Miami Heat 5-4 
 4. Washington W. 2-4 
 5. Charlotte B. 2-6 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Portland TB 6-3 
 2. Utah Jazz 5-3 
 3. Oklah.City T. 4-3 
 4. Denver N. 4-4 
 5. Minnesota T. 2-7 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 8-0 
 2. Golde State W. 6-3 
 3. Phoenix Suns 3-4 
 4. Sacramento K. 3-4 
 5. LA Clippers 1-8 
Southwest Div.
 1. N.Orleans H. 7-0 
 2. San Antonio S. 6-1 
 3. Dallas M. 5-2 
 4. Memphis G. 4-5 
 5. Houston R. 1-6 


Wednesday's games (10) review - by Eurobasket News
Oklah.City T. - Philadelph.76 109-103
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) and Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88, college: UCLA) each scored 31 points and came up with the key baskets down the stretch to help the Oklahoma City Thunder hold off a late charge from the Philadelphia 76ers for a 109-103 victory on Wednesday night. Westbrook skied for a key layup off an inbound pass with just over 2 1/2 minutes left to keep Philadelphia from having a shot at the tie, and Durant helped put it away with a three-point play with 44 seconds remaining to extend the lead to 104-97. Rookie Jodie Meeks (6'4''-G-87, college: Kentucky) scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers' bid to erase an 11-point deficit. Jrue Holiday and Elton Brand also scored 17 points apiece as the Sixers eclipsed 100 points in a fifth straight game for the first time since December 2005. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Atlanta H. - Milwaukee B. 91-108
Corey Maggette (6'6''-G-79, college: Duke) scored 20 points, Brandon Jennings added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks continued their offensive awakening, beating the Atlanta Hawks 108-91 on Wednesday night. The Hawks have lost three straight, including two at home, after winning their first six. The Bucks struggled with their offense early in the season and were last in the league in scoring with only 89.6 points per game before taking a 107-80 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. They were as impressive against the Hawks in taking back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points and John Salmons had 16 in the balanced Bucks offense. Backup center Zaza Pachulia led the Hawks with 16. Al Horford had 14 points but only six rebounds as the Bucks took a 44-32 advantage on the boards. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Orlando M. - Utah Jazz 94-104
The Utah Jazz rallied again, coming back from a double-digit deficit for the second night in a row. Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) scored 30 points, Paul Millsap (6'7''-F-85, college: Louisiana Tech) added 23 points and the Jazz beat the Orlando Magic 104-94 Wednesday night. A night after a 22-point comeback victory in overtime at Miami, the Jazz went down 18 points in the third quarter but came back to stun Orlando. Al Jefferson had a huge hook over Dwight Howard, and Williams followed with a jumper over Nelson with 46.5 seconds remaining to give Utah an 8-point lead and cap the comeback. Vince Carter had 20 points and Nelson returned from a sprained left ankle to score 19 points for the Magic, who had their four-game winning streak snapped and lost for the first time in the new Amway Center. *Courtesy of Yahoo

Washington W. - Houston R. 98-91
With Magic Johnson watching, Wizards rookie John Wall (6'4''-G-90, college: Kentucky) put on some showtime of his own. He got his first professional triple-double with 19 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 98-91 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Johnson's 138 triple-doubles were second only to Oscar Robertson in NBA history. Blatche finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards and Al Thornton scored 20 points, including the go-ahead basket off a pass from Wall with 4:53 left to give Washington the lead for good at 86-85. Kevin Martin scored 31 points for the Rockets, who have lost six of seven. Martin came away impressed by the No. 1 overall pick. Luis Scola scored 24 points for the Rockets before fouling out. *Courtesy of www.azstarnet.com

Memphis G. - Dallas M. 91-106
The unraveling began when Shawn Marion (6'7''-F-78, college: UNLV) found a loose string on the Grizzlies' ragged defense soon after the second half began. Marion, the Dallas Mavericks' high-flying forward, found every seam with the help of Jason Kidd (6'4''-G-73, college: California) and sailed through gaping holes on his way to the basket. If Marion and the Mavericks weren't cruising toward the rim for layups, they were throwing down dunks. When the third quarter mercifully came to an end, the Griz had been rendered defenseless. They looked demoralized, too, as the Mavericks built a 19-point lead before sending the Griz to a 106-91 loss Wednesday night in FedExForum. Dallas dominated the third by making nine of its first 11 field goals off layups or dunks. The Mavs won the quarter, 31-19, and were clearly the aggressors much of the night as they avenged a one-point loss to the Griz on Oct. 29 in Dallas. Jason Kidd, collected six of his game-high 12 assists in that decisive third quarter, and sat comfortably on the Mavs' bench in the final frame. Jason Terry led Dallas with 25 points off the bench, and Marion added 20. Zach Randolph's 23 points and nine rebounds led the Grizzlies, who looked out of sync on both ends of the court. Rudy Gay finished with 18 points and nine rebounds but shot 8 of 18 from the field. *Courtesy of www.commercialappeal.com

San Antonio S. - LA Clippers 107-95
Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) and Richard Jefferson (6'6''-F/G-80, college: Arizona) scored 22 points apiece, and the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth straight with a 107-95 victory over the banged-up Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. The Spurs won their 18th consecutive game over the Clippers, who played without Eric Gordon, Baron Davis or Chris Kaman—three of their four leading scorers. Injuries have decimated the Clippers, who are off to another horrendous start for the woebegone franchise. They fell to 1-8, so far showing no signs of the playoff potential that first-year coach Vinny Del Negro felt he had. Tony Parker had 21 points and nine assists for the Spurs. Rasual Butler led the Clippers with 18 points. Blake Griffin struggled for a second straight game, scoring 11 points on 5 of 18 shooting, a night after scoring 10 in a loss to New Orleans. *Courtesy of Yahoo

Sacramento K. - Minnesota T. 89-98
Such disparate basketball personalities as Pat Riley and Kevin Love (6'10''-C-88, college: UCLA) predicted there would nights like this -- Wednesday's 98-89 victory at Sacramento. Love promised that Timberwolves newcomer Michael Beasley (6'9''-F-89, college: Kansas St.) would produce the 'spectacular' before too long. Riley said the day after he traded the 2008 draft's No. 2 overall pick to the Wolves last summer that Beasley likely would come back to haunt the Heat with a 29-point, 19-rebound night some time far away. On Wednesday, Beasley scored 42 points -- 18 in the game's first 10 minutes, 27 seconds -- on 17-for-31 shooting and on a bruised left hip that delivered the Wolves their first victory since the season's second game. Their nine-point victory followed Tuesday's 99-94 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles, ended a six-game losing streak and avenged a one-point opening-night loss to the Kings at Target Center. *Courtesy of www.startribune.com

Toronto R. - Charlotte B. 96-101
Stephen Jackson (6'8''-F-78, college: Butler Co.CC) only got one fingertip on the ball, but that was all he needed for a game-clinching steal. Jackson scored half of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Gerald Wallace finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds to help the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Toronto Raptors 101-96 on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. D.J. Augustin (5'11''-G-87, college: Texas) had 16 points and Thomas scored 12 of his 14 points in the fourth to help the Bobcats avoid a 1-7 start for the first time since their 2004-05 expansion season. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Cleveland C. - New Jersey N. 87-95
Maurice Williams stared blankly toward the far wall in Cleveland's locker room, his eyes glazed and distant. The Cavaliers' starting point guard is hurt again. Williams, who missed most of training camp and the season's first three games with a right groin injury, suffered the same injury to his left side on Wednesday night in Cleveland's 95-87 loss to the New Jersey Nets. Devin Harris (6'3''-G-83, college: Wisconsin) scored a season-high 31 points, Kris Humphries added 13 and 18 rebounds in his first start and Anthony Morrow (6'5''-G-85) added 21 points - 15 on 3-pointers - as the Nets snapped a five-game losing streak and got their first road win. *Courtesy of www.sacbee.com

New York K. - Golde State W. 117-122
Guard Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) had to be lifted off the court after a nasty spill left him with a wrenched back the last time the Golden State Warriors played. Wednesday night, Ellis lifted the Warriors. Ellis made key baskets, crucial defensive plays and a pair of game-clinching free throws in the visiting Warriors' 122-117 win over the New York Knicks. His presence in the lineup despite a lower back strain suffered Monday night provided a boost, helping the Warriors win consecutive road games for the first time since April 2009. Forward David Lee scored 28 points and 10 rebounds in his return to New York, and point guard Stephen Curry had 25 points and eight assists. Ellis finished with 22 points, six assists and four steals in 40-plus minutes. *Courtesy of www.stamfordadvocate.com


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  NCAA1   


Robert Moore leads Columbus State to Upsets Auburn 54-52 - by Emiliano
Auburn, AL Steve Peterson (6'5''-F) hit the game-winning shot with 15 seconds remaining and Columbus St., coached by Robert Moore , had a huge defensive stand to close out the game as the Cougars defeated Auburn 54-52 Monday night at Auburn Arena.
After Auburn tied the score up at 50 all with 1:28 left, Peterson hit a jumper to give CSU a two point lead with 1:08 remaining. Rob Chubb tied the game for the fourth and final time after his layup was good. After each team used a time out, Peterson was isolated and used a pick from Paul Darkwa to hit the game-winner from the right corner.
The game began with Columbus St. winning the opening tap and Donta Ridley giving the visitors a 2-0 lead. Both schools traded off impressive runs with Auburn taking a 10-2 lead with a 10-0 run. CSU responded after the media timeout with an 11-0 run of their own, capped off by a Bryant Thomas three-pointer and took a 13-10 advantage. AU went ahead briefly once again before Jarmarquis Steverson gave the Cougars the lead for good with just under nine minutes to go in the first half at 20-19. Columbus St. would take a 32-27 lead into the half.
Although they did not shoot the ball particularly well to start the second half, CSU extended its lead to the largest they would have in the contest with a 9-2 run with terrific team defense which stymied the Tigers to 1-13 shooting from the field. Andrew Houts capped off the run with 12:19 remaining with a three-pointer.
Peterson registered a double-double in the contest with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Ridley and Steverson chipped in with 11 and nine points, respectively. Darkwa grabbed eight rebounds while Jonathan Murphy, Steverson and Ridley each had seven boards. CSU held a 50-44 advantage on the glass and hit 69.2% (18-26) of their free throws.
Auburn had a pair of players in double-figures lead by Earnest Ross's 14 points. Kenny Gabriel was the team leader with 11 rebounds while Chubb was close behind him with nine. As a team, they shot 32.8% from the field and hit just seven of their 20 free throw attempts (35%).

The two sides had previously met twice before during the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons. Auburn won both meetings although Columbus St. (Columbus College at the time) nearly pulled off the upset bid in their first meeting.

CSU will open up the regular season next Monday, November 15 at Alabama-Huntsville. The Cougars are 12-5 all-time against UAH with the last contest being played on 11/15/02, an 86-76 Cougars victory. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. eastern time.




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  NCAA2   


Robert Moore leads Columbus State to Upsets Auburn 54-52 - by Emiliano
Auburn, AL Steve Peterson (6'5''-F) hit the game-winning shot with 15 seconds remaining and Columbus St., coached by Robert Moore , had a huge defensive stand to close out the game as the Cougars defeated Auburn 54-52 Monday night at Auburn Arena.
After Auburn tied the score up at 50 all with 1:28 left, Peterson hit a jumper to give CSU a two point lead with 1:08 remaining. Rob Chubb tied the game for the fourth and final time after his layup was good. After each team used a time out, Peterson was isolated and used a pick from Paul Darkwa to hit the game-winner from the right corner.
The game began with Columbus St. winning the opening tap and Donta Ridley giving the visitors a 2-0 lead. Both schools traded off impressive runs with Auburn taking a 10-2 lead with a 10-0 run. CSU responded after the media timeout with an 11-0 run of their own, capped off by a Bryant Thomas three-pointer and took a 13-10 advantage. AU went ahead briefly once again before Jarmarquis Steverson gave the Cougars the lead for good with just under nine minutes to go in the first half at 20-19. Columbus St. would take a 32-27 lead into the half.
Although they did not shoot the ball particularly well to start the second half, CSU extended its lead to the largest they would have in the contest with a 9-2 run with terrific team defense which stymied the Tigers to 1-13 shooting from the field. Andrew Houts capped off the run with 12:19 remaining with a three-pointer.
Peterson registered a double-double in the contest with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Ridley and Steverson chipped in with 11 and nine points, respectively. Darkwa grabbed eight rebounds while Jonathan Murphy, Steverson and Ridley each had seven boards. CSU held a 50-44 advantage on the glass and hit 69.2% (18-26) of their free throws.
Auburn had a pair of players in double-figures lead by Earnest Ross's 14 points. Kenny Gabriel was the team leader with 11 rebounds while Chubb was close behind him with nine. As a team, they shot 32.8% from the field and hit just seven of their 20 free throw attempts (35%).

The two sides had previously met twice before during the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons. Auburn won both meetings although Columbus St. (Columbus College at the time) nearly pulled off the upset bid in their first meeting.

CSU will open up the regular season next Monday, November 15 at Alabama-Huntsville. The Cougars are 12-5 all-time against UAH with the last contest being played on 11/15/02, an 86-76 Cougars victory. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. eastern time.




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  NORWAY   


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


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antonio RUSSELL
  Kristiansand
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Russell, Kristiansand28.4 
 2. Timus, Tromso26.1 
 3. Karlsen, Asker24.8 
 4. Kombat, Froya24.3 
 5. Bullock, Gimle23.2 
 6. Ross, Kristiansand23.0 
 7. January, Tromso22.3 
 8. Diomande, Ammerud22.0 
 9. Eskeland, Ulriken20.3 
 10. Oatis, Baerum19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F/C-82)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Bullock, Gimle12.2 
 2. Karlsen, Asker11.1 
 3. Oatis, Baerum10.8 
 4. Fivelstad, Ulriken8.7 
 5. Kombat, Froya8.6 
 6. Mullenax, Ulriken8.4 
 7. Christensen, Tro.8.3 
 8. Djerman, Gimle7.8 
 9. January, Tromso7.5 
 10. Russell, Kristiansand7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Mustafa MAHNIN
  Asker
  (182-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Mahnin, Asker4.9 
 2. Timus, Tromso4.6 
 3. Eskeland, Ulriken4.4 
 4. Issalhi, Tromso4.1 
 5. Mihaylov, Tromso4.0 
 6. Elgmork, Baerum3.7 
 7. Bullock, Gimle3.6 
 8. Ouakkaha, Ulriken3.4 
 9. Diomande, Ammerud3.2 
 10. Russell, Kristiansand3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Samuel DIOMANDE
  Ammerud
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Diomande, Ammerud2.8 
 2. Bullock, Gimle2.4 
 3. Eskeland, Ulriken2.4 
 4. Mahnin, Asker2.1 
 5. Mullenax, Ulriken2.0 
 6. Christensen, Tro.1.9 
 7. Timus, Tromso1.9 
 8. Elgmork, Baerum1.6 
 9. January, Tromso1.6 
 10. Russell, Kristiansand1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Oatis, Baerum3.3 
 2. Beqiri, Kristiansand1.4 
 3. January, Tromso1.3 
 4. Christensen, Tro.1.1 
 5. Bullock, Gimle1.0 
 6. Ndiaye, Gimle1.0 
 7. Muren, Asker0.7 
 8. Mullenax, Ulriken0.7 
 9. Karlsen, Asker0.6 
 10. Nyborg, Asker0.5 


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  PHILIPPINES   


Gilas bares Asiad 'Dirty Dozen' - by Josh Villegas
MANILA, Philippines- Despite nursing an injured left foot, Sol Mercado was included in the Final 12 of Smart Gilas Team Pilipinas for the 16th Asian Games basketball competition starting tomorrow in Guangzhou, China.

Also making the team are Mark Barroca, Jayvee Casio, Chris Tiu, Marcius Lassiter, Chris Lutz, Mac Baracael, Japeth Aguilar, Jason Ballesteros, Greg Slaughter, Kelly Williams and Asi Taulava.

Marcus Douthit is out since his naturalization papers were not processed in time. Dylan Ababou and Aldrech Ramos have been relegated to reserve list.

The hardest part of a coachs job is to tell guys like Dylan and Aldrech, whove been with the program since the start, that they didnt make it. But thats basketball, said assistant coach Chot Reyes.

SBP officials submitted the Smart Gilas final lineup during the team managers meeting yesterday morning at the Guangzhou International Sports Arena.

According to SBP executive director Noli Eala, no Kuwaiti official was present in the meeting, but the original format and schedule stayed, pitting the Filipinos and the Kuwaitis in a knockout match at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow at the Guangti Gymnasium.

In a final warm-up for the Kuwait game, the Nationals were to battle the Dongguan Leopards last night in Dongguan City.

Should they get past the Kuwaitis, Smart Gilas earns a seat in the main draw, bracketed in Group E with Iran, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Qatar and the winner in the India-Afghanistan KO game.

SBP officials are hopeful of the Nationals chance against back-to-back FIBA Asia champion Iran with its top gun Nikah Bahrami out of the roster and 7-foot-2 center Hamed Haddadi a doubtful starter.

Host China, Jordan and South Korea loom as the top favorites.

The Koreans are aching to redeem themselves from a dismal fifth place finish in Doha, Qatar in 2006 the first time in 48 years they missed a podium finish in the games.

In a determined bid to figure well in the medal race, the Koreans recruited NBA Hall of Fame coach Lenny Wilkens as technical adviser and twice pitched training camp in the United States.

From Philstar.com


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  PORTUGAL   


Edson Ferreira leaves Interclube to Electrico - by Luis Filipe Cristovao
Former Alges and Benfica guard, Edson Ferreira (183-G-86), is back to Portugal to play in Proliga Electrico FC.

The Angolan player will be very important in Andriy Melnychuk team, playing in the place of Tiago Brito, who left the Ponte de Sor team to Academica Coimbra, in the beginning of this season.

Edson Ferreira played in Inter-clube Luanda, last season, and told to the Portuguese site Planeta Basket that hes willing to come back to Angola the next summer.
Playing in Electrico FC is be a good option because its a very competitive team and will be fighting for promotion - Ferreira said.



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  ROMANIA   


Standings - D2
Div.B Standings
Seria 1
 1. T.Mures II 1-0 
 2. Timba Timis. 1-0 
 3. U.Mobitel II 1-0 
 4. Gaz Metan II 0-1 
 5. MP Timisoara 0-1 
 6. Ph. Brasov 0-1 
Seria 2
 1. CSS Giurgiu 1-0 
 2. Dinamo B. 1-0 
 3. Municipal 2 B. 1-0 
 4. CSS Targov. 0-1 
 5. Ph. Galati 0-1 
 6. Steaua Turabo II 0-1 
Seria 3
 1. CSU Galati 1-0 
 2. Granitur Cas. 1-0 
 3. Rapid B. 1-0 
 4. A.Vlaicu Buc. 0-1 
 5. BT Bucuresti 0-1 
 6. Ploiesti II 0-1 


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  RUSSIA   


Spartak-Primorie is on top of Superleague - by Eurobasket News
USpartak-Primorie is on top of Superleague after two latest victories over Revda. On November 9th the favorites overcame Revda 85:66. Trailing 16-23 after the opening quarter they won the rest of the periods. Sergey Chernov (185-G-86) stepped up with 19 points and Baburin Evgeni followed him with 16. Dibovskiy ended up with 21 points in the losing case. Last night Spartak-Primorie improved to 7-1 record beating Revda 86:61. The league-leaders won all the periods and rightfully maintained the victory. Sergey Chernov again top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Dmitriy Zagnoyko (193-G-85) brought 13. Dibovskiy again responded for the guests with 21 points.
Ural Ekaterinburg is on the second position with 7-2 record beating Lokomotiv 112:55. It was an easy start for the hosts that grabbed 32-15 after the first 10 minutes. They also won the rest of the game and easily reached three digits on the board. Semen Shaskov (200-F-89) poured in 23 points for the winners and Grigoriy Andreev (195-G/F-90) netted 15. Vitaly Ionov (201-F-86) ended up with 13 points, while Kelvin Torbert (193-G-83, college: Michigan St.) added 12. Plisov and Klyuchnikov ended up with 11 points each in the losing effort.
In another games Irkutsk lost to Severstal 44:54, while Univ.Surgut overcame Metallurg-Un 80:62.


Kelvin Torbert debuted for Ural - by Eurobasket News
Kelvin Torbert (193-G-83, college: Michigan St.) debuted for Ural in Superleague with 12 points. Ural Ekaterinburg is on the second position with 7-2 record beating Lokomotiv 112:55. It was an easy start for the hosts that grabbed 32-15 after the first 10 minutes. They also won the rest of the game and easily reached three digits on the board. Shaskov Semen poured in 23 points for the winners and Andreev Grigoriy netted 15. Ionov Vitaly ended up with 13 points, while Kelvin Torbert added 12. Plisov and Klyuchnikov ended up with 11 points each in the losing effort.
The American player moved from Iraklis (Greece) and before he played for Dexia in Belgium. Once Torbert averaged 26 points and eight boards as a senior, then dropped 21 points in that years McDonalds All-American Game.




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  SLOVAKIA   


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


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Adam MCCOY
  Svit
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. McCoy, Svit25.2 
 2. Burrows, Komarno24.4 
 3. Booker, Prievidza24.3 
 4. Carter, Vahostav.21.3 
 5. Sapp, Pezinok21.1 
 6. Moore, Nitra19.4 
 7. Delic, Handlova18.8 
 8. Tomek, Nitra18.7 
 9. Johnson, Nova Ves18.5 
 10. Bosak, Nitra18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Branislav TOMEK
  Nitra
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Tomek, Nitra11.1 
 2. Erwin, Nitra9.9 
 3. Jackson, Komarno9.4 
 4. Carter, Vahostav.9.2 
 5. Gavran, Inter B.8.6 
 6. Velcic, B.Bystrica8.5 
 7. Wolfinger, Levice8.1 
 8. Johnson, Nova Ves8.0 
 9. Micuda, Pezinok7.9 
 10. Delic, Handlova7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Moore, Nitra8.0 
 2. Booker, Prievidza7.3 
 3. Jones, Komarno5.8 
 4. Jefferson, Nova Ves5.3 
 5. Milosevic, Pezinok4.8 
 6. Micka, Svit4.7 
 7. Kostomaj, Levice4.6 
 8. Gavlak, Handlova4.1 
 9. Wheeler, Inter B.4.1 
 10. Zavodny, Vahost.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Vahostav-Zilina
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Carter, Vahostav.2.9 
 2. Moore, Nitra2.9 
 3. Jones, Komarno2.5 
 4. Kucsa, Inter B.2.0 
 5. McCoy, Svit2.0 
 6. Gavlak, Handlova1.9 
 7. Jackson, Komarno1.9 
 8. Montgomery, Nitra1.8 
 9. Seman, Levice1.8 
 10. Sapp, Pezinok1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Prievidza
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Williams, Prievidza3.3 
 2. Micuda, Pezinok2.5 
 3. Batka, Nova Ves1.6 
 4. Jackson, Komarno1.3 
 5. Golian, Handlova1.1 
 6. Gavran, Inter B.1.0 
 7. Hallett, Prievidza1.0 
 8. Wolfinger, Levice0.9 
 9. Burrows, Komarno0.9 
 10. Vojtek, Levice0.8 


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  SOUTH KOREA   


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


KBL star demands under-the-table back pay - by Jerry Lee
All is not well with the Daegu Orions and star point guard Kim Seung-Hyun (178-G-78). In the latest chapter of their saga, it has been revealed that the 32-year-old Orions star filed a civil lawsuit against his team with the Seoul Central District Court on Sept. 20.

The two sides are embroiled in a dispute less than a year after news of their double contract fiasco came to the surface. To get the team under the salary cap, the Orions alledgedly signed two contracts with Kim in 2006, one for his official salary and another for an under the table salary.

Kim now says he is owed 1.2 billion won ($1.08 million) in back pay from the secret contract. The Orions have countered that the contract is illegal and will present the official contract to the courts. The KBL is set to hold a meeting on the issue today.

Double contracts are illegal, said a lawyer who requested anonymity. The leagues front office will not rule in favor of a situation that goes against its rules and regulations. If the Orions lose the lawsuit, it can lead to big problems for the league. Its possible that Kim isnt the only player to agree to a double contract.

The problems between Kim and the Orions stem back to 2006. Having earned free agency status, Kim re-signed with the Orions for 5.25 billion won over five seasons. However, with the injury prone Kim missing a significant number of games, the Orions tried to get out of paying his full salary by filing for salary arbitration. The league ruled in favor of the team to pay Kim 600 million won per season.

Angered over how he was portrayed in the media as a greedy player, Kim responded by revealing that the team had offered to pay him under the table to circumvent the salary cap.

After the league sternly issued a warning to the two parties, they reconciled their differences. In the end, the KBL fined the Orions 30 million won, Kim 10 million, and suspended Kim for 18 games. But after the team started 0-2 last season, the Orions sought to have Kim reinstated and Kims suspension was cut in half to nine games.

The KBL already ruled in favor of the Orions in the salary arbitration case last year and Kims decision to take his club to court - which is the first case of its kind in the history of the league - is a risky move for the player.

In the worst case scenario, Kim could have to return the money he was paid under the table back to the Orions, stated another lawyer.



KBL Round 11: Samsung Th. rolls over Mobis Phoebus by 11 points - by Eurobasket News
There were just 11 rounds played in Regular Season of KBL and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. Round 11 most important game was a victory of Samsung Th. over 10th ranked Mobis Phoebus 86-75. Aaron Haynes orchestrated the victory with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Dong-Uk Kim contributed with 22 points for the winners. Laurence Ekperigin answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Mobis Phoebus. They added fourth loss to their record. Samsung Th. (9-3) did not change their second position in the standings. Mobis Phoebus dropped to the ninth place with 2-9 record.

Another interesting game was between Elephants (9-2) which hosted on the court of Anyang KGC (2-10). First ranked Elephants had an easy defeat 84-73. It was a great evening for Jang-Hoon Seo who lead his team to a victory with 22 points and 8 rebounds and Herbert Hill delivered 15 points and 9 rebounds. David Simon responded with 28 points and 7 rebounds. Anyang KGC added third loss to their record. Elephants of course still keeps top position in the standings. Anyang KGC dropped to the tenth place.
There were no big surprises in other games of round 11: Daegu Orions was beaten by Dongbu Promy on the road 51-60. Anyang KGC lost to KCC Egis at it's own court 86-92. KCC Egis unfortunately lost to LG Sakers in a road game 78-83. Sonic Boom KT managed to beat SK Knights at home 73-65.
The most impressive performance of 11th round was 25 points and 15 rebounds by Rod Benson of Dongbu Promy.


Dongbu Promy - Daegu Orions 60-51

There was no surprise when fourth ranked Dongbu Promy (7-4) beat 7th ranked Daegu Orions (4-7) 60-51. Rod Benson orchestrated the victory with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Ho-Young Yoon contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Dong Jun Lee answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Daegu Orions. Dongbu Promy (7-4) did not change their fourth position in the standings. Daegu Orions dropped to the eighth place with 4-7 record. Dongbu Promy are looking forward to the next round to face LG Sakers (#7). Daegu Orions will play against SK Knights hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Dongbu Promy: R.Benson 25+15reb+2ast, H.Yoon 13+9reb+2ast, J.Park 6+2reb+4ast, B.Kim 5+2reb, B.Park 4+2reb, V.Thomas 3+1reb,
Daegu Orions: D.Jun Lee 18+7reb+1ast, G.McGowan 9+3reb+1ast, I.Heo 6+4reb, K.Kim 5+4reb+1ast, J.Park 5+1ast, H.Park 4+1reb+1ast,


Mobis Phoebus - Samsung Th. 75-86

Round 11 most important game was a victory of Samsung Th. over 10th ranked Mobis Phoebus 86-75. Aaron Haynes orchestrated the victory with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Dong-Uk Kim contributed with 22 points for the winners. Laurence Ekperigin answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Mobis Phoebus. They added fourth loss to their record. Samsung Th. (9-3) did not change their second position in the standings. Mobis Phoebus dropped to the ninth place with 2-9 record. Samsung Th. are looking forward to the next round to face league's new leader Elephants and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mobis Phoebus will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Seoul Samsung Thunders: A.Haynes 26+12reb+1ast, D.Kim 22+4reb+3ast, N.Dixon 17+5reb+1ast, H.Kang 12+2reb+8ast, J.Cha 7+2reb, D.Nam Park 2+5reb,
Mobis Phoebus: L.Ekperigin 18+8reb+2ast, M.Brand 12+7reb+1ast, K.No 12+4reb+3ast, J.Park 10+2reb+1ast, S.Lee 8, C.Song 8+3reb+4ast,


Anyang KGC - KCC Egis 86-92

Everything went according to plan when 9th ranked Anyang KGC (2-10) lost to eighth ranked KCC Egis (5-7) 92-86. Chris Daniels orchestrated the victory with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Daniels contributed with 12 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. David Simon answered with 28 points and 7 rebounds for Anyang KGC. They added third loss to their record. KCC Egis (5-7) jumped to the sixth spot. They will share that position with LG Sakers. Anyang KGC dropped to the tenth place with 2-10 record. KCC Egis are looking forward to the next round to face league's new leader Elephants and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Anyang KGC will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
KCC Egis: C.Daniels 20+10reb+1ast, S.Choo 15+1reb+6ast, B.Kang 14+4reb+1ast, B.Yoo 14+4reb, J.Pil Ha 9+5reb+1ast, J.Lim 8+1reb+1ast,
Anyang KGC: D.Simon 28+7reb, J.Lee 14+3reb+3ast, S.Park 14+2reb, B.Kim 9+1reb, S.Park 7+4reb+1ast, J.Kim 7+3reb,


Elephants - Anyang KGC 84-73

Another interesting game was between Elephants (9-2) which hosted on the court of Anyang KGC (2-10). First ranked Elephants had an easy defeat 84-73. It was a great evening for Jang-Hoon Seo who lead his team to a victory with 22 points and 8 rebounds and Herbert Hill delivered 15 points and 9 rebounds. David Simon responded with 28 points and 7 rebounds. Anyang KGC added third loss to their record. Elephants of course still keeps top position in the standings. Anyang KGC dropped to the tenth place.

Top scorers:
Inchon ET Land Elephants: J.Seo 22+8reb, H.Hill 15+9reb, J.Stevenson 14+4reb+3ast, A.McCaskill 10+5reb+1ast, Y.Jung 9+4reb+2ast, H.Lee 6+2reb+2ast,
Anyang KGC: J.Lee 23+2reb+3ast, D.Simon 22+10reb+2ast, S.Park 10+5reb+4ast, M.Kim 9+5reb, H.Eun 3+2reb, A.Simpson 2+3reb+1ast,


LG Sakers - KCC Egis 83-78

Everything went according to plan when 8th ranked KCC Egis (5-7) was defeated by sixth ranked LG Sakers (5-7) 83-78. Chris Alexander orchestrated the victory with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Greg Stevenson contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Chris Daniels answered with 20 points and 10 rebounds for KCC Egis. They added fourth loss to their record. LG Sakers (5-7) did not change their sixth position in the standings.

Top scorers:

Changwon LG Sakers: G.Stevenson 18+9reb+3ast, C.Alexander 17+13reb+5ast, H.Kim 17+1reb+1ast, S.Ki 10+2reb, H.Byun 8+6reb+2ast, Y.Kim 6+8reb+1ast,
KCC Egis: B.Yoo 24+4reb, B.Kang 18+4reb+4ast, C.Daniels 12+14reb+3ast, S.Choo 9+3reb+1ast, S.Jung 6+2reb+2ast, J.Lim 4+1reb+1ast,


Sonic Boom KT - SK Knights 73-65

SK Knights (7-5) lost to Sonic Boom KT (8-4) 73-65. Sang-Oh Park orchestrated the victory with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Jasper Johnson contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Terrence Leather answered with 28 points and 12 rebounds for SK Knights. Sonic Boom KT (8-4) did not change their third position in the standings. SK Knights dropped to the fifth place with 7-5 record.

Top scorers:
Sonic Boom KT: J.Johnson 20+5reb+1ast, D.Cho 14+4reb+3ast, S.Park 14+12reb+2ast, S.Park 10+3reb+1ast, T.Park 9+7reb+1ast, Y.Kwon Yoon 6,
Seoul SK Knights: T.Leather 28+12reb+1ast, H.Kim 20+2ast, M.Kim 6+5reb, J.Son 4+3reb+2ast, K.Hoon Byun 3+2reb+1ast, M.Chandler 2+3reb,






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  SPAIN   


Hussein Fired in Power Electronics Valencia - by Llorenc Morro
Manuel Hussein fired in Power Electronics Valencia. Only 2 victories in 10 matches was a heavy weight for the canarian head coach even if they played against the powerful teams in Euroleague and ACB. Power Electronics Valencia was defeated by AJ Milano 69-80. After this match, the president and the summit of the club decided to change the coach. At the moment Jesus Mulero , the coach assistant, is on charge

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Virgin Islanders in Delaware and their rank - by David Edole
http://www.llhoops.com/Delaware1011.html
As of Nov 1st, 2010

Top 50 Seniors Class of 2011
30 Kadeem Jones 5'9' Concord

Top 50 Juniors Class of 2012
2 Khallid Hart 6'1' Sanford
4 Norville Carey 6'6' Red Lion Christian
5 Deon Edwin 6'2' Red Lion Christian
20 Amadius Der-Weer 6'6' Concord

Top 50 Sophomores Class of 2013
5 Javier Martinez 6'4' Red Lion Christian
10 Rasheed Swanston 6'3' Red Lion Christian
37 Rayvaughn Garraway 5'8' Red Lion Christian


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  UKRAINE   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Steve BURTT
  Dnipro
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Burtt, Dnipro23.7 
 2. Burns, Fe.21.2 
 3. Flores, BC Donetsk18.2 
 4. Curry, Azovmash16.9 
 5. Washington, BC Od.16.4 
 6. Morrison, Halyc.16.0 
 7. DeGroat, BC Odessa16.0 
 8. Williams, Halychyna15.3 
 9. Thomas, Azovmash14.6 
 10. Mays, Fe.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christian BURNS
  Ferro-ZNTU
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Burns, Fe.10.0 
 2. Wiggins, Halychyna8.8 
 3. Morrison, Halyc.8.7 
 4. Adeleke, Dnipro8.4 
 5. Austin, Dnipro7.9 
 6. Thomas, Azovmash7.8 
 7. DeGroat, BC Odessa7.1 
 8. Garrison, Khimik6.9 
 9. Chappell, Hoverla6.8 
 10. Greene, Mykolaiv6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  Khimik
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Millage, Khimik5.9 
 2. Vasiljevic, BC Do.5.4 
 3. Funn, Halychyna4.2 
 4. Flores, BC Donetsk4.1 
 5. Curry, Azovmash4.0 
 6. Burtt, Dnipro3.9 
 7. Brewer, BC Odessa3.9 
 8. Mazutis, Mykolaiv3.8 
 9. Swanson, Hoverla3.8 
 10. Karim, DniproAzot3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  Khimik
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Millage, Khimik2.8 
 2. House, Azovmash2.0 
 3. Burns, Fe.2.0 
 4. Riabchuk, BC Kyiv1.9 
 5. Karim, DniproAzot1.8 
 6. Funn, Halychyna1.8 
 7. Kolchenko, Khimik1.7 
 8. Greene, Mykolaiv1.7 
 9. Love, Mykolaiv1.6 
 10. Dukes, DniproAzot1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  Mykolaiv
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hughes, Mykolaiv2.8 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Do.1.9 
 3. Hunter, Fe.1.6 
 4. Agafonov, Budiv.1.5 
 5. Turner, BC Odessa1.5 
 6. Roberts, Fe.1.4 
 7. Zaitsev, Kryvbasb.1.3 
 8. Garrison, Khimik1.3 
 9. Morrison, Halyc.1.2 
 10. Gilyevych, Mykolaiv1.1 


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


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  URUGUAY   


Dilligar leads Olimpia to beat Malvin - by Hector Lopez
Greg Dilligard (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International) netted 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds wuth 10 blocks leading Olimpia to beat Malvin 67-64, while Anastasia defeat Sayago 110.85 during two games for the LUB 19th round. Also for Olimpia Johwen Villegas (193-G-85, college: Florida Intern.) scored 22 points. For Malvin Carl Edwards (196-F-81, college: Charleston) 10 points 3 rebounds, Mark Bortz (208-F/C-82, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Buffalo) 8 points 11 rebounds. For Anastasia Marcus Sikes (203-F-84, agency: STKG, college: Cincinnati) 29 points 8 rebounds 2 blocks, Albert Jackson (211-F/C-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Georgia) 30 points 15 rebounds, Brian Latham (184-G-83, agency: Union Sports, college: Houston) 17 points 7 rebounds. For Sayago Cedric McGowan (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Cincinnati) 26 points 12 rebounds.




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Women News

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  ANGOLA - Women  


Interclube and Maculusso in Angola Women Cup final - by Luis Filipe Cristovao
Inter-Clube de Luanda beat 1 de Agosto by 50-47, confirming in the second hand the road to the Cup final, in Angola. In the first hand, played at Inter-Clube de Luanda home, the police team had already won by 79-55.

In the other semi-final, Maculusso was once again stronger than Juventude, this time playing in Viana. Maculusso team won by 52-49.

The final is played in two games, between Inter-Clube de Luanda and Maculusso, with the second hand game being played in November 12, after Inter-Clube de Luanda beat Maculusso by 86-35.
The Inter-Clube de Luanda team has shown, one more time, that theyre the stronger in the country.

Source: Jorge Pessoa e Silva A Bola Angola



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  CROATIA - Women  


Lotos Gdynia grabs valuable win over Gospic on Thursday - by Eurobasket News
Lotos Gdynia-Gospic Croatia 90:88

Although Lotos Gdynia and Gospic Croatia lost the first two games of Group B of EuroLeague Women, their game became of one of the most interesting on Thursday. The Polish side celebrated the initial victory to grab 2-1 record after 90:88 thriller.
The Croatian side came to Poland to battle for the first win as well and started with 8-0 run. Kaczmarska reduced to 6:13, while Maurita Reid (173-G-85, college: Miami (FL)) posted for 20:10. Badanjak scored for 24:18 and Maurita Reid closed the period at 29:20. In the second quarter the guests controlled the game however allowed the hosts to tie the game midway through the period. Tomialowicz tied the game at 33:33, while Gospic responded with 12-0 run for 45:33. Sandora Irvin (191-F-82, college: TCU) was the last to score in the half for 47:39. The latter also opened the third period with a jump shot and then even tied the game at 47:47. Gospic again produced a burst and Vrsaljko scored for 58:49 later in the third. Having 11 points deficit in the end of the third Croatian side remained scoreless in the last minute and allowed the hosts to cut it to 70:68. The final stanza remained carousel with the teams exchanging the leads. Mieloszynska tied the game at 81:81 and Jelena Ivezic (184-G-84) broughtt he last advantage for the guests. Elina Babkina (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) made two free throws for the final 90:88 win of the hosts.
Monica Wright (180-F-88, agency: LBM Management, college: Virginia) paced all the winners with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) and Elina Babkina nailed 17 points each, whilst Sandora Irvin notched 12. Maurita Reid exploded with 20 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 stealks in the losing effort and Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) netted 19. Jelena Ivezic poured in 18, whilst Vrsaljko scored 17.

Lotos Gdynia: Monica Wright 26+7 rebs, Milka Bjelica 17, Elina Babkina 17, Sandora Irvin 12
Gospic Croatia: Maurita Reid 20+ 9 rebs+6 stl+6 ast, Sandra Mandir 19, Jelena Ivezic 18, Vrsaljko 17



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  EUROCUP - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Pauline AKONGA NSIMBO
  Arras
  (187-F/C-82)
  Avg: 25
 1. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.25.0 
 2. Sanni, Villeneuve24.0 
 3. Likhtarovich, Goriz.23.5 
 4. Demirovic, Zeljezni.23.0 
 5. Carson, SEAT L.22.5 
 6. Nemeth, Szeged21.5 
 7. Thomas, Villeneuve21.3 
 8. Jackson, Hatis Y.21.0 
 9. Krawiec, Energa T.20.5 
 10. Henry, Mann Filter19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jasmine STONE
  Partizan
  (191-F-88)
  Avg: 16
 1. Stone, Partizan16.0 
 2. Thomas, Villeneuve14.7 
 3. Willingham, Elitzu.13.5 
 4. Ohlde, Umana Reyer13.5 
 5. Kuzina, Dynamo M.13.5 
 6. Davis, Hatis Y.11.0 
 7. Dennett, Sint K.10.5 
 8. Henry, Mann Filter10.5 
 9. Maksimovic, Energa T.10.5 
 10. Demirovic, Zeljezni.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tamara BAJIC
  Zeljeznicar
  (172-G-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Bajic, Zeljeznicar7.5 
 2. Cherepanova, Cheva.7.0 
 3. Tanqueray, Villeneuve6.3 
 4. Comtesse, Saarl.6.0 
 5. Kalentzou, Athinaikos6.0 
 6. Brandao, Olivais6.0 
 7. Gajda, Energa Torun5.5 
 8. Laczi, Szeged5.0 
 9. Fogaca, Alges5.0 
 10. Aubert, Nantes4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Maria CHEREPANOVA
  Chevakata
  (186-C-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Cherepanova, Cheva.4.0 
 2. Bocharova, Dynamo K.4.0 
 3. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.0 
 4. Bolsunovskay., Dynam.4.0 
 5. Gomis, Arras4.0 
 6. Mitchell, Arras4.0 
 7. Khodzhayan, Spart.3.5 
 8. Kartaltepe Y., Besik.3.5 
 9. Malashenko, Arras3.5 
 10. Carpreaux, Villeneuve3.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Luca IVANKOVIC
  Jolly
  (200-C-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ivankovic, Jolly6.0 
 2. Myasoedova, Dynam.4.0 
 3. Kuzina, Dynamo M.3.0 
 4. Misura, Jolly2.0 
 5. Riley, Athinaikos2.0 
 6. Gladden, Energa T.2.0 
 7. Dennett, Sint K.2.0 
 8. Gogiya, Dy.1.5 
 9. Skrba, Aris T.1.5 
 10. Cherepanova, Cheva.1.5 


Standings
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Chevakata 2-0 
 2. Zeljeznicar 1-1 
 3. Lemminkain. 0-2 
Group B
 1. Gorizont 2-0 
 2. Spartak N. 1-1 
 3. Craiova 0-2 
Group C
 1. Partizan 2-0 
 2. Besiktas 1-1 
 3. Aris Thessal. 0-2 
Group D
 1. Athinaikos 1-0 
 2. Medvescak 0-1 
Group E
 1. Dynamo K. 1-0 
 2. Jolly 0-1 
Group F
 1. Elitzur Ramla 2-0 
 2. Dynamo-GUVD 1-1 
 3. Hatis Yerevan 0-2 
Group G
 1. Dynamo M. 2-0 
 2. Minsk-2006 1-1 
 3. AEK Larnaca 0-2 
Group H
 1. SEAT Lami 2-0 
 2. Nantes 2-1 
 3. Saarlouis 1-2 
 4. AD Vagos 0-2 
Group I
 1. Villeneuve 3-0 
 2. MBK Ruzomb. 2-1 
 3. Ieper 1-2 
 4. Olivais 0-3 
Group J
 1. Energa Torun 2-0 
 2. Mann Filter 1-1 
 3. Alges 0-2 
Group K
 1. Umana Reyer 2-0 
 2. Arras 1-1 
 3. Dexia Namur 0-2 
Group L
 1. Gran Canaria 2-0 
 2. Sint Kateline 1-1 
 3. Szeged 0-2 


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  EUROLEAGUE - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Diana TAURASI
  Fenerbahce
  (182-F/G-82)
  Avg: 28
 1. Taurasi, Fenerbahce28.0 
 2. Reid, Gospic22.7 
 3. Zellous, TTT Riga19.7 
 4. Taylor, Fenerbahce19.3 
 5. Prince, Spartak .18.7 
 6. Zirkova, Dobri Anjeli18.7 
 7. Dubljevic, Tarbes18.7 
 8. Yilmaz, Fenerbahce18.3 
 9. Yacoubou-D., Famili.18.3 
 10. Williams, Mondeville18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cheryl FORD
  Frisco Sika
  (191-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Ford, Frisco Sika11.3 
 2. Hollingswort., TTT R.11.3 
 3. Fowles, Galatasa.10.7 
 4. Tamane, MKB Eurol.10.7 
 5. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli10.7 
 6. Charles, Nadezhda.10.3 
 7. Milton-Jones, USK P.10.0 
 8. Brunson, Ros C.9.7 
 9. Bonner, Rivas E.9.7 
 10. Jackson, Spartak .9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Zuzana ZIRKOVA
  Dobri Anjeli
  (175-F/G-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zirkova, Dobri Anjeli6.0 
 2. Prince, Spartak .5.0 
 3. Dumerc, UMMC5.0 
 4. Babkina, Lotos G.5.0 
 5. Honti, MKB Eurol.5.0 
 6. Taurasi, Fenerbahce4.7 
 7. Ivanyi, Pecs 20104.7 
 8. Alben, Galatasaray4.7 
 9. Skerovic, Frisco Sika4.7 
 10. Hammon, Nadezhda.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Maurita REID
  Gospic
  (173-G-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Reid, Gospic3.7 
 2. McCoughtry, MKB E.3.3 
 3. Alben, Galatasaray2.7 
 4. Zirkova, Dobri Anjeli2.7 
 5. Bimbaite, VICI K.2.7 
 6. Brunson, Ros C.2.7 
 7. Taylor, Fenerbahce2.7 
 8. Wambe, Taranto2.3 
 9. Macchi, Familia Schio2.3 
 10. Torrens, Perfumer.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Maria STEPANOVA
  UMMC
  (203-C-79)
  Avg: 4
 1. Stepanova, UMMC4.0 
 2. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.3 
 3. Ndongue, Bourges2.0 
 4. Kulichova, USK P.1.7 
 5. Bonner, Rivas E.1.7 
 6. Tamane, MKB Eurol.1.7 
 7. Jackson, Spartak .1.5 
 8. Burse, Wisla C.1.3 
 9. McCarville, Famili.1.3 
 10. Fowles, Galatasa.1.3 


Standings (Women)
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Taranto 3-0 
 2. Dobri Anjeli 2-1 
 3. Mondeville 2-1 
 4. MiZo Pecs 1-2 
 5. Wisla Can-Pak 1-2 
 6. TTT Riga 0-3 
Group B
 1. Fenerbahce 3-0 
 2. UMMC 3-0 
 3. MKB Eurol. 2-1 
 4. Lotos Gdynia 1-2 
 5. Gospic 0-3 
 6. Rivas Ecopolis 0-3 
Group C
 1. Perfumerias 3-0 
 2. Galatasaray 2-1 
 3. Spartak V MR 1-2 
 4. Tarbes 1-2 
 5. USK Praha 1-2 
 6. VICI Kaunas 1-2 
Group D
 1. Ros Casares 3-0 
 2. Bourges 2-1 
 3. Familia Schio 2-1 
 4. Frisco Sika 1-2 
 5. Gorzow 1-2 
 6. Nadezhda O. 0-3 


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  FINLAND - Women  


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


Topo knocked down Kerava Energia Team - by Elina Koskinen
There was only one game in Wednesday night as Kerava Energia Team paid a visit to ToPo. Home team didnt give any chance to visitors but beat them down by numbers 80-50. ToPo won every quarter in the game. Especially in the second period home team run over opponent with numbers 28-12. Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, college: Xavier) from ToPo leaded the scoring and finished with 22 points which was the highest in the game. Anette Juvonen (170-G-93) and Zoya Pavlovskaja succeeded, along with Tuukkanen, and both finished 13 points. Lisa Karcic (185-F/C-86, college: Villanova) from Kerava Energia Team gathered the game highest 12 rebounds. She also netted the highest points of the visitors as she finished with 17 points. Heidi Kilponen (167-G-83) assisted Karcic with 16 points.

Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Krystal VAUGHN
  PeKa
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Vaughn, PeKa27.4 
 2. Moss, ToPo25.3 
 3. Pounds, HoNsU22.4 
 4. Moua, Kerava20.0 
 5. Lassiter, PeKa19.3 
 6. Tuukkanen, ToPo19.0 
 7. Wright, FoA18.3 
 8. Laaksonen, Espoo T.18.0 
 9. Martin, PeKa17.9 
 10. Robinson, Huima17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Robinson, Huima15.4 
 2. Jones, Huima12.8 
 3. Martin, PeKa12.0 
 4. Kityzina, Catz11.3 
 5. Moss, ToPo11.2 
 6. Laaksonen, Espoo T.10.9 
 7. Lassiter, PeKa10.7 
 8. Vaughn, PeKa10.4 
 9. Tuukkanen, ToPo10.2 
 10. Paavola, Kerava8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Judy WRIGHT
  FoA
  (172-G-84)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Wright, FoA5.1 
 2. Pounds, HoNsU3.6 
 3. Lassiter, PeKa3.3 
 4. Juvonen, ToPo2.8 
 5. Piipari, Catz2.7 
 6. Moss, ToPo2.5 
 7. Morris, Huima2.3 
 8. Robinson, Huima2.1 
 9. Terry, PeKa2.0 
 10. Moua, Kerava2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dionne POUNDS
  HoNsU
  (174-F-84)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Pounds, HoNsU3.9 
 2. Robinson, Huima3.6 
 3. Wright, FoA3.3 
 4. Dettmann, Espoo T.2.7 
 5. Lassiter, PeKa2.3 
 6. Morris, Huima2.3 
 7. Moss, ToPo2.0 
 8. Terry, PeKa2.0 
 9. Moua, Kerava2.0 
 10. Roundtree, HoNsU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 LaCoya TERRY
  PeKa
  (178-F-87)
  Avg: 1
 1. Terry, PeKa1.0 
 2. Jahilo, FoA1.0 
 3. Wright, FoA0.9 
 4. Wilson, Espoo Team0.9 
 5. Moss, ToPo0.8 
 6. Browne, Kerava0.8 
 7. Lind, HoNsU0.6 
 8. Robinson, Huima0.6 
 9. Pounds, HoNsU0.6 
 10. Pavlovskaya, ToPo0.6 


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  FRANCE - Women  


Lenae Williams leads USO Mondeville over Pecs 2010 - by Eurobasket News
Pecs 2010-USO Mondeville 58:70

USO Mondeville edged Pecs 2010 away from home in the first game on Thursday of the Qualifying Round Day 3. The French side grabbed 70:58 win for 2-1 record in Group A.
Mondeville started with 16-5 first-quarter burst and won the first period 24:15. Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: DePaul) opened the second frame for 26:15 and Kristen Sharp (175-G-81, college: Cincinnati) nailed three for 32:17. Pecs 2010 however was too far to give up and Vidacic reduced to 34:32. Aija Brumermane (191-C-86) managed to send the teams to the lockers for 42:35 after 20 minutes. The third quarter was weird in the court for both teams that had huge difficulties to score. Only due to 11-4 in it USO Mondeville increased to 53:39 after three quarters. Kristen Sharp was the first to score in the last quarter, while Lenae Williams brought 57:45. Aija Brumermane increased to 63:50 and Lenae Williamsbrought the final win for the guests.
Lenae Williams erupted with 30 points to lead all the winning side. Kristen Sharp collected 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Aija Brumermane and Aurelie Bonnan (187-F-83) added 8 each. Allie Quigley (180-G-86, college: DePaul) ended up with 18 points and 10 rebounds in defeat as the hosts dropped to 1-2. Zsofia Fegyverneky (178-G-84) netted 12 and Kelsey Griffin (188-F-87, college: Nebraska) posted 8.
Pecs 2010 actually made more total assists in the game 10 versus 7. USO Mondeville had 40 Rebounds versus 32, while they had 3 blocks over 0 from the opponents.

Pecs 2010: Allie Quigley 18+10 rebs, Zsofia Fegyverneky 12, Kelsey Griffin 8
USO Mondeville: Lenae Williams 30, Kristen Sharp 13+12 rebs, Aija Brumermane 8, Aurelie Bonnan 8



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  HUNGARY - Women  


Lenae Williams leads USO Mondeville over Pecs 2010 - by Eurobasket News
Pecs 2010-USO Mondeville 58:70

USO Mondeville edged Pecs 2010 away from home in the first game on Thursday of the Qualifying Round Day 3. The French side grabbed 70:58 win for 2-1 record in Group A.
Mondeville started with 16-5 first-quarter burst and won the first period 24:15. Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: DePaul) opened the second frame for 26:15 and Kristen Sharp (175-G-81, college: Cincinnati) nailed three for 32:17. Pecs 2010 however was too far to give up and Vidacic reduced to 34:32. Aija Brumermane (191-C-86) managed to send the teams to the lockers for 42:35 after 20 minutes. The third quarter was weird in the court for both teams that had huge difficulties to score. Only due to 11-4 in it USO Mondeville increased to 53:39 after three quarters. Kristen Sharp was the first to score in the last quarter, while Lenae Williams brought 57:45. Aija Brumermane increased to 63:50 and Lenae Williamsbrought the final win for the guests.
Lenae Williams erupted with 30 points to lead all the winning side. Kristen Sharp collected 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Aija Brumermane and Aurelie Bonnan (187-F-83) added 8 each. Allie Quigley (180-G-86, college: DePaul) ended up with 18 points and 10 rebounds in defeat as the hosts dropped to 1-2. Zsofia Fegyverneky (178-G-84) netted 12 and Kelsey Griffin (188-F-87, college: Nebraska) posted 8.
Pecs 2010 actually made more total assists in the game 10 versus 7. USO Mondeville had 40 Rebounds versus 32, while they had 3 blocks over 0 from the opponents.

Pecs 2010: Allie Quigley 18+10 rebs, Zsofia Fegyverneky 12, Kelsey Griffin 8
USO Mondeville: Lenae Williams 30, Kristen Sharp 13+12 rebs, Aija Brumermane 8, Aurelie Bonnan 8



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  IRELAND - Women  


Stats Leaders Superleague
Points Per Game
 Grainne DWYER
  Montenotte
  (-F-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Dwyer, Montenotte26.0 
 2. Breen, Montenotte24.0 
 3. Peat, Mercy20.0 
 4. McKenna, Dynamos18.0 
 5. O''Gorman, Wildcats15.0 
 6. Hynes, Dynamos13.0 
 7. Rohan, Wildcats12.0 
 8. McGrath, Dynamos12.0 
 9. O''Regan, Monte.9.0 
 10. Woods, Mercy9.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Grainne DWYER
  Montenotte
  (-F-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Dwyer, Montenotte12.0 
 2. Breen, Montenotte11.0 
 3. O''Gorman, Wildcats9.0 
 4. Rockall, Monte.7.0 
 5. O''Regan, Monte.6.0 
 6. Newton, Mercy6.0 
 7. Kennington, Wildcats6.0 
 8. Curran, Dynamos5.0 
 9. O''Sullivan, Monte.5.0 
 10. McGrath, Dynamos5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Georgina MCKENNA
  Dynamos
  (163-G-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. McKenna, Dynamos7.0 
 2. Peat, Mercy6.0 
 3. McKenna, Monte.4.0 
 4. Palmer, Mercy3.0 
 5. Behan, Dynamos3.0 
 6. Rohan, Wildcats3.0 
 7. Rockall, Monte.3.0 
 8. O''Gorman, Wildcats2.0 
 9. O''Regan, Monte.2.0 
 10. Dwyer, Montenotte2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Georgina MCKENNA
  Dynamos
  (163-G-80)
  Avg: 5
 1. McKenna, Dynamos5.0 
 2. O''Gorman, Wildcats5.0 
 3. Hynes, Dynamos5.0 
 4. Woods, Mercy4.0 
 5. Kelly, Wildcats3.0 
 6. Peat, Mercy3.0 
 7. Deegan, Wildcats2.5 
 8. O''Sullivan, Wildc.2.0 
 9. Rockall, Monte.2.0 
 10. McKenna, Monte.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marie BREEN
  Montenotte
  (185-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Breen, Montenotte2.0 
 2. McGrath, Dynamos1.0 
 3. Dwyer, Montenotte1.0 
 4. O''Gorman, Wildcats1.0 
 5. O''Connor, Mercy1.0 
 6. Kennington, Wildcats1.0 
 7. McKenna, Dynamos0.0 
 8. Power, Wildcats0.0 
 9. O''Sullivan, Wildc.0.0 
 10. Stewart, Monte.0.0 


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  ITALY - Women  


Cras Basket Taranto takes 3-0 record on top of EuroLeague Group A - by Eurobasket News
Cras Basket Taranto-Wisla Can-Pack 63:57

The game between Cras Basket Taranto and Wisla Can-Pack was the last in Day 3 of the Qualifying Round in EuroLeague. The Italian team became the leader of Group A with 3-0 record after 63:57 win.
The whole game was the repetition before the last quarter where each team had a chance to win. Mahoney made two free throws for 47:43 and Kathy Wambe (173-G-81) scored for 49:43. Janell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) opened the last period for 49:45 from the free throw. Gianolla brought 51:47, whilst Kathy Wambe made one free throw for 52:47 with 7 minutes in the game. Janell Burse immediatel responded with two free throws for 52:49 but Kathy Wambe again stepped up on the line and made two that time to increase back to 5 points. Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86) brought three points for 54:52 and Krezel scored from the perimeter to give the hosts the lead at 55:54. Elodie Godin (190-C-85) bounced back for 56:55 and Greco made one free throw for 2-point advantage with 4 minutes in the quarter. Brooke Smith (191-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Stanford) went on a line later to give the Italian squad for 59:55. Mahoney later made also two free throws for 63:57 and as it became clear those points were the last in the game.
Brooke Smith stepped up with 17 points for the winners as they grabbed 3-0 record on top of Group A. Kathy Wambe followed her with 16 points and Elodie Godin added 10. Magdalena Leciejewska responded with 12 points in defeat and Janell Burse as well as Erin Phillips (173-G-85) scored 11 each. Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82, agency: Data Plus Group) finished the game with 10 points as Wisla dropped to 0-3 record.

Cras Basket Taranto: Brooke Smith 17, Kathy Wambe 16, Elodie Godin 10
Wisla Can-Pack: Magdalena Leciejewska 12, Janell Burse 11, Erin Phillips 11, Ewelina Kobryn 10





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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Best players of Luxembourg Diekirch League round 7 - by Eurobasket News
American Charlee Underwood (178-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Residence de Walferdange and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 28 points and eighteen rebounds, while her team beat Black Star (#9, 2-5) 55-48. Residence maintains the 5th position in Luxembourg Diekirch League. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Residence will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. Underwood turned to be Residence's top player in her first season with the team. California State University, Fullerton graduate has very impressive stats this year. Underwood is in league's top in points (5th best: 25.1ppg), rebounds (7th best: 12.4rpg) and averages solid 4.4spg and 50.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young American swingman Siarre Evans (178-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) of Racing Luxembourg. Evans impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 38 points and 23 rebounds. Bad luck as Racing lost that game 55-94 to league's leader Musel Pikes (#2, 7-0). Racing are still at the very bottom. 6 lost games is too many comparing to just one victory Racing managed to get this year. Evans is a newcomer at Racing and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 34.8ppg (#1). She also registered 15.7 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Meagan Samis (184-F-84) of Basket Esch (#8). Samis got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. She went also for twenty two rebounds . Despite Samis' great performance Basket Esch lost 63-68 to the higher-ranked T71 Dudelange (#3, 6-1). But her team cannot count on just a single shooter as she also needs help of the other teammates. Basket Esch can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Samis she does not play for a better team. But maybe if she did, her season stats would not be that high. Samis has individually a great season in Luxembourg. After only 7 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.3ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 14.1rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Candyce Bingham (183-F-86) of Amicale - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Stephanie Geehan (191-F-88) of AB Contern - 27 points and 13 rebounds
6. Katie Donovan (183-F-82) of Etzella - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Diane Barnes (188-F-88) of T71 Dudelange - 20 points and 14 rebounds
8. Stephisha Walton (180-G/F-87) of Black Star - 16 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Christine Fisher (183-F-83) of Musel Pikes - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Christine Spencer (185-G-87) of Heffingen - 21 points and 8 rebounds


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Siarre EVANS
  Racing
  (178-G/F-88)
  Avg: 34.8
 1. Evans, Racing34.8 
 2. Stowe, AB Contern32.0 
 3. Bingham, Amicale30.9 
 4. Donovan, Etzella25.1 
 5. Underwood, Resid.25.1 
 6. Fisher, Musel Pikes23.8 
 7. Samis, Basket Esch23.3 
 8. Geehan, AB Contern23.3 
 9. Spencer, Heffingen21.4 
 10. Walton, Black Star19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stephanie GEEHAN
  AB Contern
  (191-F-88)
  Avg: 17
 1. Geehan, AB Contern17.0 
 2. Evans, Racing15.7 
 3. Stowe, AB Contern15.0 
 4. Samis, Basket Esch14.1 
 5. Bingham, Amicale13.0 
 6. Fisher, Musel Pikes12.8 
 7. Underwood, Resid.12.4 
 8. Spencer, Heffingen11.6 
 9. Barnes, T71 D.10.9 
 10. Walton, Black Star10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Andrea HARIS
  Basket Esch
  (169-G-78)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Haris, Basket Esch5.3 
 2. Donovan, Etzella3.9 
 3. Stowe, AB Contern3.5 
 4. Meintz, Amicale3.3 
 5. Schreiner, Etzella3.3 
 6. Schmit, Musel Pikes3.0 
 7. Hinger, AB Contern2.8 
 8. Bingham, Amicale2.7 
 9. Sitz, T71 Dudelange2.6 
 10. Cigrang, Musel Pikes2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Charlee UNDERWOOD
  Residence
  (178-F-85)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Underwood, Resid.4.4 
 2. Petrova, Black Star3.7 
 3. Schmit, Musel Pikes3.0 
 4. Wagener, T71 D.2.9 
 5. Evans, Racing2.8 
 6. Cigrang, Musel Pikes2.5 
 7. Geehan, AB Contern2.5 
 8. Meynadier, Musel P.2.2 
 9. Walton, Black Star2.1 
 10. Fisher, Musel Pikes2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephanie GEEHAN
  AB Contern
  (191-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Geehan, AB Contern2.5 
 2. Bingham, Amicale2.0 
 3. Mazjoukhina, Musel P.1.7 
 4. Bertrand, Musel P.1.0 
 5. Hetto, Heffingen0.8 
 6. Evans, Racing0.7 
 7. Walton, Black Star0.7 
 8. Barnes, T71 D.0.6 
 9. Fisher, Musel Pikes0.6 
 10. Samis, Basket Esch0.6 


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  NCAA1 - Women  


Bodlovic Headed to Florida International - by Eurobasket
First of several Eastern European players expected to sign college scholarships from new South Carolina high school program.

Aleksandra Bodlovic, a 5'5 senior point guard at Adelphi Christian Academy in Aiken, SC has accepted a basketball scholarship to Florida Intern.. The native of Novi Sad, Serbia is in her second year at a United States high school. Last season she played at Veritas Christian Academy in Fletcher, NC where she averaged 8ppg and 7apg in helping lead Veritas to the finals of the NACA National Championship game. Bodlovic was the third member of that team to sign with an NCAA Division I school. Jamie Jordan a 6'1' forward signed with Georgia State and 6'3' Jess Reece signed with David Lipscomb University. Both of those young ladies were seniors last season while Aleksandra was a junior. Bodlovic came to America as part of the Matthew 28 Project, a program started by then Veritas coach and athletic director John Jordan that helps bring athletes from war torn or impoverished nations to the United States to obtain an education. The program which started seven years ago has spread to over 20 high schools in America and has helped bring more than 50 foreign student athletes to the United States to play high school basketball. More than 40 of those athletes have gone on to earn basketball scholarships to American colleges. When Jordan moved this season to Adelphi to coach, Bodlovic decided to transfer as well. ' Coach Jordan was the reason colleges came to Veritas to recruit, I knew with my chances of getting a scholarship were much better if I transferred to Coach Jordan's school. ' said Bodlovic. I am very proud of Aleks, she has made the most of her opportunity in America. She has worked hard here and now has used her basketball skill to get her college education paid for. This will help her build a brighter future for herself and her family back in Serbia' said Jordan. He went on to say that he does not expect Bodlovic to be the only Serbian from Adelphi to sign a basketball scholarship this season. Jordan's boys team features 4 European senior players including 6'8' Ogi Rebic and 6'4' Luka Djurisic also from Serbia. In addition, he has 6'8 Pavle Raikovic from Montenegro and 6'11' Korab Imami from Kosovo. The girls team expects one more division I signing as well with. 6'5' Ange Umulisa of Rwanda.



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  POLAND - Women  


Lotos Gdynia grabs valuable win over Gospic on Thursday - by Eurobasket News
Lotos Gdynia-Gospic Croatia 90:88

Although Lotos Gdynia and Gospic Croatia lost the first two games of Group B of EuroLeague Women, their game became of one of the most interesting on Thursday. The Polish side celebrated the initial victory to grab 2-1 record after 90:88 thriller.
The Croatian side came to Poland to battle for the first win as well and started with 8-0 run. Kaczmarska reduced to 6:13, while Maurita Reid (173-G-85, college: Miami (FL)) posted for 20:10. Badanjak scored for 24:18 and Maurita Reid closed the period at 29:20. In the second quarter the guests controlled the game however allowed the hosts to tie the game midway through the period. Tomialowicz tied the game at 33:33, while Gospic responded with 12-0 run for 45:33. Sandora Irvin (191-F-82, college: TCU) was the last to score in the half for 47:39. The latter also opened the third period with a jump shot and then even tied the game at 47:47. Gospic again produced a burst and Vrsaljko scored for 58:49 later in the third. Having 11 points deficit in the end of the third Croatian side remained scoreless in the last minute and allowed the hosts to cut it to 70:68. The final stanza remained carousel with the teams exchanging the leads. Mieloszynska tied the game at 81:81 and Jelena Ivezic (184-G-84) broughtt he last advantage for the guests. Elina Babkina (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) made two free throws for the final 90:88 win of the hosts.
Monica Wright (180-F-88, agency: LBM Management, college: Virginia) paced all the winners with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) and Elina Babkina nailed 17 points each, whilst Sandora Irvin notched 12. Maurita Reid exploded with 20 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 stealks in the losing effort and Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) netted 19. Jelena Ivezic poured in 18, whilst Vrsaljko scored 17.

Lotos Gdynia: Monica Wright 26+7 rebs, Milka Bjelica 17, Elina Babkina 17, Sandora Irvin 12
Gospic Croatia: Maurita Reid 20+ 9 rebs+6 stl+6 ast, Sandra Mandir 19, Jelena Ivezic 18, Vrsaljko 17



Cras Basket Taranto takes 3-0 record on top of EuroLeague Group A - by Eurobasket News
Cras Basket Taranto-Wisla Can-Pack 63:57

The game between Cras Basket Taranto and Wisla Can-Pack was the last in Day 3 of the Qualifying Round in EuroLeague. The Italian team became the leader of Group A with 3-0 record after 63:57 win.
The whole game was the repetition before the last quarter where each team had a chance to win. Mahoney made two free throws for 47:43 and Kathy Wambe (173-G-81) scored for 49:43. Janell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) opened the last period for 49:45 from the free throw. Gianolla brought 51:47, whilst Kathy Wambe made one free throw for 52:47 with 7 minutes in the game. Janell Burse immediatel responded with two free throws for 52:49 but Kathy Wambe again stepped up on the line and made two that time to increase back to 5 points. Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86) brought three points for 54:52 and Krezel scored from the perimeter to give the hosts the lead at 55:54. Elodie Godin (190-C-85) bounced back for 56:55 and Greco made one free throw for 2-point advantage with 4 minutes in the quarter. Brooke Smith (191-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Stanford) went on a line later to give the Italian squad for 59:55. Mahoney later made also two free throws for 63:57 and as it became clear those points were the last in the game.
Brooke Smith stepped up with 17 points for the winners as they grabbed 3-0 record on top of Group A. Kathy Wambe followed her with 16 points and Elodie Godin added 10. Magdalena Leciejewska responded with 12 points in defeat and Janell Burse as well as Erin Phillips (173-G-85) scored 11 each. Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82, agency: Data Plus Group) finished the game with 10 points as Wisla dropped to 0-3 record.

Cras Basket Taranto: Brooke Smith 17, Kathy Wambe 16, Elodie Godin 10
Wisla Can-Pack: Magdalena Leciejewska 12, Janell Burse 11, Erin Phillips 11, Ewelina Kobryn 10





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  SCOTLAND - Women  


Standings - Women
National League Standings
 1. Glasgow R. 6-0 
 2. Polonia P. 5-2 
 3. Edinburgh KK 3-2 
 4. Clark Erikss. 1-3 
 5. St.Mirren RKC 1-3 
 6. Grampian LF 0-6 
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 1. St Maurice's R. 0-3 


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  SERBIA - Women  


Bodlovic Headed to Florida International - by Eurobasket
First of several Eastern European players expected to sign college scholarships from new South Carolina high school program.

Aleksandra Bodlovic, a 5'5 senior point guard at Adelphi Christian Academy in Aiken, SC has accepted a basketball scholarship to Florida Intern.. The native of Novi Sad, Serbia is in her second year at a United States high school. Last season she played at Veritas Christian Academy in Fletcher, NC where she averaged 8ppg and 7apg in helping lead Veritas to the finals of the NACA National Championship game. Bodlovic was the third member of that team to sign with an NCAA Division I school. Jamie Jordan a 6'1' forward signed with Georgia State and 6'3' Jess Reece signed with David Lipscomb University. Both of those young ladies were seniors last season while Aleksandra was a junior. Bodlovic came to America as part of the Matthew 28 Project, a program started by then Veritas coach and athletic director John Jordan that helps bring athletes from war torn or impoverished nations to the United States to obtain an education. The program which started seven years ago has spread to over 20 high schools in America and has helped bring more than 50 foreign student athletes to the United States to play high school basketball. More than 40 of those athletes have gone on to earn basketball scholarships to American colleges. When Jordan moved this season to Adelphi to coach, Bodlovic decided to transfer as well. ' Coach Jordan was the reason colleges came to Veritas to recruit, I knew with my chances of getting a scholarship were much better if I transferred to Coach Jordan's school. ' said Bodlovic. I am very proud of Aleks, she has made the most of her opportunity in America. She has worked hard here and now has used her basketball skill to get her college education paid for. This will help her build a brighter future for herself and her family back in Serbia' said Jordan. He went on to say that he does not expect Bodlovic to be the only Serbian from Adelphi to sign a basketball scholarship this season. Jordan's boys team features 4 European senior players including 6'8' Ogi Rebic and 6'4' Luka Djurisic also from Serbia. In addition, he has 6'8 Pavle Raikovic from Montenegro and 6'11' Korab Imami from Kosovo. The girls team expects one more division I signing as well with. 6'5' Ange Umulisa of Rwanda.



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  SLOVENIA - Women  


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


AJM Maribor wins against Grosuplje - by Sebastian Kocar
AJM improved their record to 4:2 by beating Grosuplje on road with a solid second half basketball. At the half, Grosuplje was down by only four points (38:42), but was unable to keep up with AJM in the third and fourth quarter. The final score was 61:81. AJM's leading scorer was Kristina Baltic (187-F/C-90) with 24 points, followed by Katarina Ilijev (177-F-81) with 16 points. AJM especially dominated on the glass as they gathered more than twice as many boards as Grosuplje and outrebounded them 41-20. Their best rebounder, Marusa Furman (184-F-86), collected impressive 9 offensive boards. On the losing team, Natasa Mikic (181-G-84) and 17 years old Tjasa Valentincic (173-G-93) both contributed 12 points.

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Women  


JCJCs Carey signs with Southern Miss - by David Edole
ELLISVILLE --A Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcat basketball star will soon be reunited with her former assistant coach.

JCJC standout Tanecka Carey (175-G-91) signed a scholarship with the University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday morning in the Media Room of the C.L. Neill Student Center.

She was recruited to Southern Miss by former Lady Bobcat assistant coach Cara Hyatt, who joined the staff of Lady Eagle head coach Joye Lee-McNelis this past July.

Coach Hyatt does a great job and Tanecka will do great over there, said JCJC Lady Bobcat head coach Sandra Sumrall. Tanecka is a great kid. A lot of times, you get athletes who are temperamental, but she is all about doing what she is supposed to do.

Carey, a 5-foot-9 guard from Jackson Murrah, is excited about playing for the Lady Eagles.

I have been waiting on this day since high school, she said. I am ready to go over and do some of the things that Ive done here. I want to finish school and, hopefully, go further with my basketball career.

Carey has been a standout for Jones. She was a first-team All-MACJC and All-Region 23 performer as a freshman.

Last year, she averaged 21.3 points per game, which led the MACJC. She also averaged 4.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in leading the Lady Bobcats to a 22-6 record and their second consecutive state championship.

She said capturing another state crown is a major goal of this years team.

We want to win another championship, said Carey, who scored 31 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in a season-opening, 85-73 victory over East Mississippi Community College on Nov. 1. We have been working very hard in practice. We are 2-1 right now and we plan on not losing any more games. Coach has been pushing us and helping us move past that loss.

Carey, who made 64-of-195 3-point attempts last year, successfully made the adjustment to the junior college level from high school, both on and off the court.

You have to do your work in class, she said. Basketball is a stronger and quicker game at this level. You just have to keep working hard.

Sumrall said having someone of Careys caliber on the court is a blessing.

Tanecka is the kind of player every coach dreams about, she said. She can bring everybody else on the team up to another level. She is all over the court with her leadership, defense and offense. She directs the team and does a great job.

The Lady Bobcats will be at home twice next week Monday against Northeast Mississippi Community College and on Nov. 18 vs. Itawamba Community College. Both games tip off at 5 p.m. and will air on www.jcjc.tv.

By Shawn Wansley, JCJC Sports Information Director
Laurel Leader-Call The Laurel Leader-Call Thu Nov 11, 2010, 10:39 AM CST