EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/23/2010

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  ABA   


North Dallas Vandals defeat Dallas Impact 125-124 - by Tyler Gatlin
The North Dallas Vandals left the Lakewest Family YMCA with a hard fought victory over the Dallas Impact Saturday night. This newly established rivalry will definitely produce some excellent basketball this season, as the teams are set to square off 5 more times. The Vandals took an early lead, but Impact quickly caught up and evened the score 27-27 at the end of the first quarter. Aggressive backcourt play from Cole Ragland (6'0''-G) and Chase Adams (5'10''-G-88, college: Pittsburgh) set the tone in the second as the Impact extended the lead to 6 at half. Jonathan Walker (6'3''-G-86, agency: Union Sports, college: McMurry) (6'8''-F/C-84, college: SE Louisiana) of the North Dallas Vandals took over in the third, scoring the majority of his 29 points in a 10 minute span. The Vandals took a double-digit lead in the fourth, but the Impact would not go away. In the end Will Haynes (6'9''-F, college: Manhattan) and the Vandals were too much for the Impact this night.

Top Performers

Vandals
- Brandon Lee (5'11''-G-85)- 13pts 8ast
- Will Haynes- 32pts 14rebs
- Jonathan Walker- 29pts 2ast

Impact
- Cole Ragland- 22pts 6ast 6stl
- Chase Adams- 23pts 7ast 5reb
- Darius Howard (6'4''-G-83)- 17pts 8reb


SETX Mavericks 128 Texas Fuel 83 - by Gianni Pascucci
The Southeast Texas Mavericks (3-0) defeated the Texas Fuel (2-2) in the 2nd Annual Tip-Off Classic to win Back to Back Classic Championships Sunday night at their NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX. The Mavs used a furious paced first quarter to take total control of the game verses their arch rivals from San Antonio, TX. Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) and Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) set the tone early with early baskets. But Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, college: IUPUI)' s 11 straight points midway the first quarter put the Mavericks in total control of the game. The SETX bench led by Bradley, Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M), Mike Crain (6'2''-G-84, college: Valdosta St.), and Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) dominated the Fuel throughout the first period of play and the Mavs found themselves up 43-13 as the horn sounded to end the first period of play. The Mavericks led 63-36 at halftime. The second half was much the same as the Mavericks entire line-up got into the act as the Mavericks pushed their lead to over 40 points halfway through the 3rd period of play. In the second half the Mavericks were never challenged and cruised to a dominating victory 128-83. Bradley led the Mavericks in scoring off the bench with 23 points. Blackburn added 20 points on 9 for 9 shooting from the floor. DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Northwood Fl.) recorded a double/double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Crain and Lamar Sanders (6'6''-F-84, college: Lamar) each contributed 12 points. Thrash and Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville) each put in 10 points respectively. Keith Simpson (6'9''-F/C-83, agency: GSM, college: Texas A&M Int.) led the Fuel in scoring with 21 points. Odell Bradley was selected as the MVP of the Tip-Off Classic. Blackburn and Alex Sanders were chosen on the All-Classic Team. Simpson from the Texas Fuel and Freeman Taylor (6'6''-F-81, college: Robert Morris) from the Gulf Coast Flash rounded out the All-Classic Team.
The Mavericks will travel to Houston, TX next Saturday to face the Houston Red Storm. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM.


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  Cibona
  (202-G/F-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Bogdanovic, Cibona21.4 
 2. Lee, Radnicki20.5 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm19.8 
 4. Draper, Cedevita19.4 
 5. Marsh, Crvena Z.19.0 
 6. Car, Zadar18.4 
 7. Zoric, KK.17.4 
 8. Simmons, CEZ N.17.1 
 9. Young, Crvena Z.16.3 
 10. Edwards, Cedevita15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Zoric, KK.9.0 
 2. Macvan, Hemofarm7.0 
 3. Necas, CEZ Nymburk6.9 
 4. Bilan, Zadar6.6 
 5. Booker, Krka6.5 
 6. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.4 
 7. Radosevic, Cibona6.4 
 8. Kasun, KK.6.4 
 9. Dragicevic, Buduc.6.1 
 10. Chan, CEZ Nymburk5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Draper, Cedevita5.8 
 2. Stipcevic, Cibona4.4 
 3. Lafayette, Partizan4.4 
 4. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.3 
 5. Nissim, CEZ N.4.3 
 6. Morovic, Siroki TT4.1 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki3.8 
 8. Krstovic, Hemofarm3.7 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar3.6 
 10. Pavkovic, Hemofarm3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael LEE
  Radnicki
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Lee, Radnicki2.6 
 2. Lafayette, Partizan2.4 
 3. Ilievski, Union O.2.3 
 4. Draper, Cedevita2.3 
 5. Radosevic, Cibona2.3 
 6. Ozbolt, Union O.2.1 
 7. Troha, Cedevita2.1 
 8. Simmons, CEZ N.2.1 
 9. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
 10. Nedovic, Crvena Z.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  CEZ Nymburk
  (215-C-80)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Chan, CEZ Nymburk1.5 
 2. Zoric, KK.1.3 
 3. Nikolic, Crvena Z.1.1 
 4. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.1 
 5. Vesely, Partizan0.9 
 6. Radosevic, Cibona0.9 
 7. Shermadini, Union O.0.8 
 8. Booker, Krka0.8 
 9. Bogdanovic, Cibona0.8 
 10. Scekic, Buducnost0.8 


Hemofarm edges CEZ Nymburk by 1 - by Eurobasket News
Coincidentally all hosts won their games, including even overtime victory of Buducnost at home. The most exciting game in round 8 of Adriatic League took place in Vrsac where Hemofarm (#1) barely escaped a defeat edging lower ranked CEZ Nymburk by 1 point 86-85. The best player for the winner was forward Milan Macvan (205-F-89) who had double-double 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (213-86, college: Tulsa) helped with 19 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Hemofarm's coach used 11-player rotation in such tough game. Israeli-French guard Afik Nissim (180-81, agent: Misko Raznatovic) produced 22 points and 4 assists for the guests. Hemofarm maintain first position. Defending champion CEZ Nymburk dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Hemofarm are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#14) in Beograd which should be an easy walk for them. CEZ Nymburk will play at home against Siroki TT (#9) hoping to prove their fans that this time they can win.

Another exciting game was played between fifth ranked Cedevita (5-3) who made easy victory over second-ranked Union Olimpija (5-3) beating them by 38, 95-57. American guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston) orchestrated the victory with 28 points (made all of his seven free throws). Hrvoje Kovacevic contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Goran Jagodnik (203-74, agent: Misko Raznatovic) replied with double-double 12 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for Union Olimpija. Both coaches used bench players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Thanks to that win Cedevita moved-up to second place which they share with defeated Union Olimpija. Cedevita's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Zagreb to the arena KK Zagreb CO.
An interesting game was also fourth ranked Buducnost's (5-3) victory on it's own court in Podgorica against Zadar (2-6) 105-92. Worth to mention a great performance of Vladimir Dragicevic who helped to win the game recording 22 points. Jakov Vladovic responded with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Zadar added third loss to their record. Thanks to that win defending champion Buducnost moved-up to second place. Zadar dropped to the thirteenth place with six games lost. Buducnost will meet next round Union Olimpija (#6). Zadar will play against Krka (#3) hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
An interesting game was also a derby match of two local teams from Beograd: Partizan (#10) and Crvena Zvezda (#14). Crvena Zvezda was smashed as a guest by 31 points 68-99. The winners were led by Oliver Lafayette who had that evening 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players allowing starting five to get some rest. Thanks to that win defending champion Partizan moved-up to seventh place. Crvena Zvezda dropped to the fourteenth place with seven games lost. Partizan's next round opponent will be Radnicki (#12) in Kragujevac where they are favorite. Crvena Zvezda will play at home against league's new leader Hemofarm having rather no chance for a victory.

Rest of the games of round 8 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
KK Zagreb CO was defeated by Siroki TT on the road 76-83. Krka beat Igokea at home 79-66. Radnicki lost to Cibona on the opponent's court 82-88.
The best stats of 8th round was 29 points and 10 rebounds by Luka Zoric of KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje.


Hemofarm - CEZ Nymburk 86-85
The most exciting game in round 8 of Adriatic League took place in Vrsac where Hemofarm (#1) barely escaped a defeat edging lower ranked CEZ Nymburk by 1 point 86-85. The best player for the winner was forward Milan Macvan (205-89) who had double-double 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (213-86, college: Tulsa) helped with 19 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Hemofarm's coach used 11-player rotation in such tough game. Israeli-French guard Afik Nissim (180-81, agent: Misko Raznatovic) produced 22 points and 4 assists and center Ales Chan (215-80, college: Seton Hill, agent: Keith Kreiter) added 17 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Hemofarm maintain first position. Defending champion CEZ Nymburk dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Hemofarm are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#14) in Beograd which should be an easy walk for them. CEZ Nymburk will play at home against Siroki TT (#9) hoping to prove their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac: M.Macvan 19+10reb+4ast, J.Jordan 19+4reb, M.Pavkovic 12+1reb+1ast, B.Savovic 11+2reb, M.Borisov 8+8reb+1ast, M.Sutalo 8+1reb+1ast
CEZ Basketball Nymburk: A.Nissim 22+2reb+4ast, A.Chan 17+6reb+2ast, M.Lenzly 13, P.Pumprla 12+2reb+6ast, C.Simmons 8+5reb+1ast, R.Necas 4+4reb+2ast

gschID: 92492


Siroki TT - KK Zagreb CO 83-76
There was a small upset when higher ranked KK Zagreb CO (4-4) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked Siroki TT (4-4) 83-76. The best player for the winner was Croatian guard Vedran Morovic (184-83, college: Olney Central CC, agent: Misko Raznatovic) who had 18 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-89) helped with 16 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Siroki TT's coach allowed to play his deep bench players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Power forward Luka Zoric (211-84) produced double-double 29 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Alex Renfroe (190-86, college: Belmont) added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Thanks to that win Siroki TT moved-up to seventh place which they share with defeated KK Zagreb CO. Siroki TT are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked CEZ Nymburk (#5) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. KK Zagreb CO's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Zagreb Cedevita.
Top scorers:
KK Siroki TT Kabeli: V.Morovic 18+5reb+2ast, F.Pilepic 16+7reb+1ast, I.Grgat 12+8reb+2ast, S.Spralja 9+5reb, J.Bilinovac 8+2ast, S.Stemberger 7+2reb+5ast
KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje: L.Zoric 29+10reb+1ast, A.Renfroe 12+5reb+1ast, K.Simon 11+3reb+4ast, P.Babic 9+1reb+1ast, D.Rancic 7+2reb, D.Mulaomerovic 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 92493


Cedevita - Union Olimpija 95-57
Another exciting game was played between fifth ranked Cedevita (5-3) who made easy victory over second-ranked Union Olimpija (5-3) beating them by 38, 95-57. American guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston) orchestrated the victory with 28 points (made all of his seven free throws). Guard Hrvoje Kovacevic (191-86) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Goran Jagodnik (203-74, agent: Misko Raznatovic) replied with double-double 12 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and American guard Marque Perry (185-81, college: St.Louis, agent: Michael Naiditch) added 15 points (made all of his eight free throws) for Union Olimpija. Both coaches used bench players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Thanks to that win Cedevita moved-up to second place which they share with defeated Union Olimpija. Cedevita's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Zagreb to the arena KK Zagreb CO.
Top scorers:
Cedevita Zagreb: D.Draper 28+4reb+3ast, T.Petrovic 14+4reb+1ast, H.Kovacevic 13+3reb+4ast, D.Butorac 9+1ast, T.Plaisted 9+5reb, M.Bazdaric 6+3reb+5ast
Union Olimpija Ljubljana: M.Perry 15+4reb+1ast, G.Jagodnik 12+11reb+2ast, K.Gregory 9+1ast, S.Ozbolt 7+3reb+2ast, A.Anagonye 6+1reb, S.Salin 3+1reb
gschID: 92494


Buducnost - Zadar 105-92 OT
An interesting game was also fourth ranked Buducnost's (5-3) victory on it's own court in Podgorica against Zadar (2-6) 105-92. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Vladimir Dragicevic (206-86) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and Lithuanian guard Gintaras Kadziulis (193-80) who added 23 points. Guard Jakov Vladovic (186-83) responded with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and American forward Brandon Brown (202-81, college: Tulane) with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Zadar added third loss to their record. Thanks to that win defending champion Buducnost moved-up to second place. Zadar dropped to the thirteenth place with six games lost. Buducnost will meet next round Union Olimpija (#6). Zadar will play against Krka (#3) hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
Top scorers:
BC Buducnost m:tel Podgorica: G.Kadziulis 23+1ast, V.Dragicevic 22+3reb, A.Nesovic 16+4reb+4ast, M.Simonovic 16+6reb+2ast, M.Scekic 12+3reb+4ast, V.Mihailovic 9+2reb
KK Zadar: J.Vladovic 28+6reb+4ast, B.Brown 23+7reb+1ast, M.Car 22+5ast, M.Bilan 6+8reb+3ast, M.Dundovic 6+3reb, I.Tomas 3+2reb
gschID: 92488


Krka - Igokea 79-66
The game between closely ranked teams took place in Novo Mesto where seventh ranked Krka (5-3) defeated 8th ranked Igokea (3-5) 79-66. The best player for the winner was American power forward Christopher Booker (208-81, college: Purdue, agent: Chris Kupcunas) who had 16 points and 8 rebounds. Bosnian guard Goran Ikonic (196-80) helped with 13 points and 5 assists. American guard Brian Chase (178-81, college: Virginia Tech) produced 17 points and 4 assists and Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agent: Misko Raznatovic) added 16 points for the guests. Both coaches used bench players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Thanks to that win defending champion Krka moved-up to second place. Igokea dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share it with Radnicki. Krka are looking forward to the next round to face Zadar (#13) on the road hoping to win that game. Igokea will play at home against Cibona hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Krka Novo Mesto: C.Booker 16+8reb, B.Krivec 13+4reb+4ast, G.Ikonic 13+3reb+5ast, S.Pavic 12+2reb+1ast, S.Petrov 8+2ast, Z.Dragic 6+1reb+2ast
BC Igokea Aleksandrovac: B.Chase 17+1reb+4ast, M.Pantic 16+3reb, M.Dozet 9+3reb, L.Harris 7+5reb+1ast, N.Joksimovic 5+3reb+1ast, C.Vitkovac 5+3reb
gschID: 92489


Cibona - Radnicki 88-82
Finally win in Zagreb where 9th ranked Radnicki (3-5) was defeated by eleventh ranked Cibona (4-4) 88-82. The best player for the winner was international swingman Bojan Bogdanovic (202-89) who had 18 points and 4 assists. Power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84) helped with 16 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Michael Lee (207-86) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds and guard Miljan Rakic (195-86, agent: Aleksandar Avlijas) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Thanks to that win Cibona moved-up to seventh place. Radnicki dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share it with Igokea. Cibona are looking forward to the next round to face Igokea (#11) in Aleksandrovac. Radnicki will play at home against Partizan hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
KK Cibona VIP Zagreb: B.Bogdanovic 18+4reb+4ast, D.Pasalic 16+8reb+1ast, M.Johnson 15+6reb+3ast, R.Stipcevic 13+5reb+7ast, L.Radosevic 10+1reb, G.Vrbanc 10+2reb+1ast
Radnicki Kragujevac: M.Lee 23+5reb+1ast, V.Vukosavljevic 15+7reb+1ast, M.Rakic 14+7reb+4ast, D.Mijatovic 11+5reb+1ast, S.Markovic 9+2reb+5ast, P.Miletic 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 92490


Partizan - Crvena Zvezda 99-68
An interesting game was also a derby match of two local teams from Beograd: Partizan (#10) and Crvena Zvezda (#14). Crvena Zvezda was smashed as a guest by 31 points 68-99. The winners were led by American guard Oliver Lafayette (188-84, college: Houston) who had that evening 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and Czech Republic forward Jan Vesely (211-90) who supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Even 16 points by American forward Ricardo Marsh (201-81, college: ODU) did not help to save the game for Crvena Zvezda. Both coaches allowed to play bench players allowing starting five to get some rest. Thanks to that win defending champion Partizan moved-up to seventh place. Crvena Zvezda dropped to the fourteenth place with seven games lost. Partizan's next round opponent will be Radnicki (#12) in Kragujevac where they are favorite. Crvena Zvezda will play at home against league's new leader Hemofarm having rather no chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
BC Partizan MT:S Beograd: O.Lafayette 18+5reb+5ast, J.Vesely 17+6reb+1ast, R.Katic 16+3reb+2ast, N.Jawai 13+1reb+4ast, J.Gist 8+6reb+1ast, J.Klobucar 6+1reb
KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd: R.Marsh 16+3reb, N.Nedovic 14+1reb+2ast, A.Myles 10+4reb+1ast, V.Subotic 7+1reb+2ast, S.Milosevic 6+2reb, J.Young 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 92491




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  ALGERIA   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. GS Petroliers 9-0 
 2. WA Boufarik 9-0 
 3. Staoueli 7-1 
 4. Blida 7-2 
 5. CRB Dar El-B. 6-3 
 6. CSMC 5-2 
 7. Sidi-bel-Abbes 5-4 
 8. Arreridj 4-4 
 9. O Batna 4-4 
 10. NAH Dey 3-6 
 11. CRB Temouch. 2-5 
 12. U.S.M. 2-7 
 13. Annaba 2-7 
 14. Skikda 1-7 
 15. ASPTT 1-8 
 16. USMM Hadjout 1-8 


D1 Round 10: Easy game for WA Boufarik which smashes ASPTT by 37 points - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game of round 10 was defeat of 14th ranked ASPTT on the road by second ranked WA Boufarik who outscored them by 37 points 55-92. WA Boufarik has a solid series of three victories in a row comparing to four consecutive losses by ASPTT. That victory allowed WA Boufarik (9-0) to take over a leadership position. They share it with GS Petroliers. ASPTT (1-8) on the other side went down to fifteenth place.
Very significant was Skikda's (#16) 75-69 road victory against 13th ranked USMM Hadjout in the fight for the fourteenth place. Skikda celebrated their first victory after seven consecutive losses, while for USMM Hadjout it was their loss in a row. That victory allowed Skikda (1-7) to climb to fourteenth place. USMM Hadjout (1-8) on the other side went down to fifteenth position.

Quite upsetting was Sidi-bel-Abbes' 22-point home defeat in a game versus GS Petroliers who crushed hosts 90-68. GS Petroliers has a solid series of three victories in a row comparing to three consecutive losses by Sidi-bel-Abbes. GS Petroliers (9-0) stay at first position. Sidi-bel-Abbes (5-4) on the other side took seventh place. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
And what about another game where U.S.M. beat higher ranked CRB Temouch. by 23 points 77-54 at their own court. That victory allowed U.S.M. (2-7) to climb to twelfth place. They share it with Annaba. CRB Temouch. (2-5) on the other side took eleventh position as they recorded their fifth loss.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 10: CRB Dar El-B. won against NAH Dey on the opponent's court 69-57. Arreridj managed to outperform O Batna in a home game 77-72. Staoueli rolled over Annaba on the road 82-51. Blida defeated CSMC at it's own court 89-78.




NAH Dey - CRB Dar El-B. 57-69

Very expected game when 10th ranked NAH Dey (3-6) was defeated by sixth ranked CRB Dar El-B. (6-3) 69-57. CRB Dar El-B. has a solid series of three victories in a row. That victory allowed CRB Dar El-B. (6-3) to climb to fifth place. NAH Dey (3-6) on the other side took tenth position as they recorded their sixth loss.
gschID: 117177


Sidi-bel-Abbes - GS Petroliers 68-90

Quite upsetting was Sidi-bel-Abbes' 22-point home defeat in a game versus GS Petroliers who crushed hosts 90-68. GS Petroliers has a solid series of three victories in a row comparing to three consecutive losses by Sidi-bel-Abbes. GS Petroliers (9-0) stay at first position. Sidi-bel-Abbes (5-4) on the other side took seventh place. 
gschID: 117178


Arreridj - O Batna 77-72

I am not sure if we can call it surprise result between close teams when ninth ranked Arreridj (4-4) defeated 8th ranked O Batna (4-4) 77-72. Arreridj has a solid series of three victories in a row. That victory allowed Arreridj (4-4) to climb to eighth place. They share it with defeateddefeated O Batna.
gschID: 117179


U.S.M. - CRB Temouch. 77-54

And what about another game where U.S.M. beat higher ranked CRB Temouch. by 23 points 77-54 at their own court. That victory allowed U.S.M. (2-7) to climb to twelfth place. They share it with Annaba. CRB Temouch. (2-5) on the other side took eleventh position as they recorded their fifth loss. 
gschID: 117172


USMM Hadjout - Skikda 69-75

Very significant was Skikda's (#16) 75-69 road victory against 13th ranked USMM Hadjout in the fight for the fourteenth place. Skikda celebrated their first victory after seven consecutive losses, while for USMM Hadjout it was their loss in a row. That victory allowed Skikda (1-7) to climb to fourteenth place. USMM Hadjout (1-8) on the other side went down to fifteenth position.
gschID: 117173


Annaba - Staoueli 51-82

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Annaba (2-7) was rolled over by third ranked Staoueli (7-1) 82-51. Staoueli has a solid series of three victories in a row comparing to five consecutive losses by Annaba. Despite the win Staoueli (7-1) stay at third position having just three points less than leader GS Petroliers. Annaba (2-7) on the other side took twelfth place.
gschID: 117174


ASPTT - WA Boufarik 55-92

The most interesting game of round 10 was defeat of 14th ranked ASPTT on the road by second ranked WA Boufarik who outscored them by 37 points 55-92. WA Boufarik has a solid series of three victories in a row comparing to four consecutive losses by ASPTT. That victory allowed WA Boufarik (9-0) to take over a leadership position. They share it with GS Petroliers. ASPTT (1-8) on the other side went down to fifteenth place.
gschID: 117175


Blida - CSMC 89-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended when fourth ranked Blida (7-2) beat 5th ranked CSMC (5-2) 89-78. Despite the victory Blida (7-2) stay at fourth position. CSMC (5-2) on the other side went down to sixth place as they recorded their second loss.
gschID: 117176




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  ARGENTINA   


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


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
Zona Norte
 1. Obera TC 4-1 
 2. Alvear 3-2 
 3. A.Espanola 3-2 
 4. A.Italiana 3-2 
 5. Union Progr. 3-2 
 6. San Mart.C. 3-2 
 7. Tucuman BB 1-4 
 8. Adelante 0-5 
Zona Sur
 1. Firmat SF 4-1 
 2. Union S. 4-1 
 3. Bragado 3-2 
 4. Ciclista 3-2 
 5. Quilmes MP 3-2 
 6. Banda Norte 2-3 
 7. San Mart.MJ 1-4 
 8. Gimnasia VP 0-5 


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  ASIAN GAMES   


Round: 5 (Qualifying Round). Quarterfinalists are known - by Eurobasket News
Group E
China - Jordan 101-53
China ensured the fifth straight win at Asian Games. They rolled past Jordan to win preliminary Group E. Zhang QingPeng (189-G-81) unloaded 31 points to lead the hosts. China will now take on Qatar in the quarterfinal on Wednesday. Jordan also made it into the playoffs as they are set to challenge Iran for the spot in the semis. China stunned their opponents in the opening frame. Jordan accounted for only 8 points facing an 18-point deficit at the first intermission. China went on a 9:3 run to boost the lead early in the second term. The hosts ensured a comfortable 47:15 advantage at halftime. China did not loosen the grip in the third term. They entered the fourth period ahead by as many as 43 points 75:32. Jordan did not stand a single chance in the final ten minutes as China coasted to yet another impressive win at the tournament. Zhou Peng (207-F-89) delivered 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for China. Tang ZhengDong (213-C-84) contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Ali Zaghab (204-F/C-88) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Jordan. Mahd Abdeen (186-G-87) netted 8 points and collected 7 rebounds in the loss.

North Korea - Uzbekistan 81-70
DPR Korea recorded their second win at the preliminary round of Asian Games. They held off Uzbekistan in Guangzhou to improve at 2-3 record in the fourth place in Group E. DPR Korea thus made it into the quarterfinals. They will face Japan on Wednesday. Uzbekistan remained winless at the bottom of the standings. Chol Pak Un (185-G-81) fired 21 points to lead the winners. DPR Korea and Uzbekistan kept it close before the Korean team went on a 9:5 run to take a 17:11 lead at the first break. A high-flying second term saw DPR Korea stay in charge. They ensured a 36:31 lead at halftime. Uzbekistan tipped off the second half on a 7:1 run to surge ahead. DPR Korea answered right back as they triggered a 13:2 rally and secured a 50:40 lead at the final intermission. DPR Korea stretched the lead to double figures at the start of the fourth quarter. Uzbekistan failed to respond and the Koreans gradually took over. They did not slow down and marched to the victory. Kwang Kye (180-G-84) and Jin Pak Myong (191-F-82) nailed 16 points each for DPR Korea. Byol Sin Kum (191-F-87) had 15 points in the win. Samender Juginisov (202-F-87) answered with 25 points and 9 rebounds for Uzbekistan. Hurmatjon Nuraliev (201-F-81) accounted for 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Mongolia - South Korea 66-115
South Korea celebrated the fourth win at the Asian Games. They breezed past Mongolia to improve at 4-1 record in Group E. The victory allowed the Korean side finished the preliminary round in the second position, while Mongolia slipped at 1-4 record and occupied the fifth spot in the pool. South Korea will now take on Philippines at the quarterfinal stage on Wednesday. South Korea fired from all the guns early in the game. They accounted for 29 points in the first quarter to take an 11-point lead. South Korea opened the second stanza on a 14:4 rally to establish a 21-point lead. They enjoyed a massive 58:29 halftime cushion. Mongolia struggled to keep their defense solid. The Korean team scored eagerly as they piled up an 87:46 advantage at the final intermission. Jaehak Yoo side did not stop in the fourth term as they erupted for 115 points and claimed a comprehensive win at the end. Seven players scored in double digits for South Korea. Park Chan-Hee (191-G-87) and Oh SeKeun (201-C-87) led the effort with 16 points apiece. Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) added 13 points in the win. Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg (183-G-88) answered with 27 points and 10 rebounds for Mongolia. Ikhbayar Ganbaatar (180-G-83) had 14 points in the loss.

Group F
Philippines - Taiwan 82-73
Philippines defeated Taiwan on the final day of preliminary round at Asian Games. The victory allowed Rajko Toroman team climb at 3-2 record in the third place in Group F. Taiwan fell at 1-4 record just outside the quarterfinal selection. Philippines will now face South Korea in the battle for the semifinal appearance. Taiwan entered the game with their backs against the wall. They played aggressively and put their noses in front in the opening frame. Taiwan enjoyed a narrow 21:20 lead ten minutes into the game. But Philippines turned the tables in the second frame. They erased the deficit and established a 42:40 lead at halftime. The teams stayed close until Philippines triggered an 11:2 run and piled up a 64:54 lead at the final intermission. The Filipino side kept their opponents at bay throughout intense fourth period and eked out a hard-fought win at the end. Asi Taulava (206-C-73, college: BYU-Hawaii) and Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) teamed up for 36 points and 20 rebounds to lead Philippines. Chris Tiu (178-G-85) added 15 points in the victory. Lin Chih-Chieh (192-F/G-82) replied with 21 points for Taiwan. Wu Tai-Hao (203-C-85, college: BYU-Hawaii) had 20 points in the losing effort.

Qatar - Iran 46-88
Iran cruised past Qatar to wrap up the Asian Games preliminary round in Group F. The victory allowed the winners occupy the second place in the standings. Iran will now take on Jordan in the quarterfinals. Qatar finished in the fourth position and they are going to take on undefeated China on Wednesday. Iran marked their ambitions in the opening frame. They played aggressive defensively limiting Qatar to only 10 points. This allowed Iran to enjoy a 27:10 lead after ten minutes. Iran continued their dominance in the second stanza. Veselin Matic team secured a 51:26 halftime advantage. Qatar scored only 10 points in the third frame and faced an insurmountable 31-point deficit at the final intermission. Iran eased to the victory in the fourth period. Hamed Afagh (190-G-83, agency: SportsList Inc.) stepped up with 33 points to pace Iran. Mahdi Kamrani (181-G-82) accounted for 21 points, 5 boards and 5 assists, while Asghar Kardoust (210-C-86, agency: SportsList Inc.) had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Yasseen Musa (204-F-80) replied with 18 points for Qatar. Targuy Ngombo (196-F-89, agency: Court Side) finished with 13 points in the losing case.

India - Japan 58-85
Japan earned a well-awaited victory over India in the final game of the preliminary round at Asian Games. Japan thus improved at 4-1 record and won Group F. They will now fight with DPR Korea for the spot in the semifinal. India finished the round at 0-5 record at the bottom of the standings. Japan obviously saved energy for the upcoming contest in this one. They started the game slowly allowing India to stick around. Japan led by just four points ten minutes into the encounter. The tempo increased the second frame. Japan managed to boost the lead as they were up by 11 points at halftime. India cut the deficit at just 7 points midway through the third term. They did not allow Japan to clear off trailing by 11 points prior to the fourth frame. But Japan eventually proved the strength. They exploded with 28 points in the fourth quarter and ran away for a comfortable win at the end. Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) knocked down 13 points for Japan. Yuta Tabuse (173-G-80, college: BYU-Hawaii) and Ken Takeda (188-G/F-78) added 11 points apiece in the win. Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) replied with game-high 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Prakash Mishra (180-G/F-82) accounted for 11 points in the loss.




Standings
Standings
Group E
1. China5-0
2. S.Korea4-1
3. Jordan3-2
4. North Korea2-3
5. Mongolia1-4
6. Uzbekistan0-5
Group F
1. Japan4-1
2. Iran4-1
3. Philippines3-2
4. Qatar3-2
5. Taiwan1-4
6. India0-5


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  AUSTRALIA   


NBL Round 6: Breakers loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was a change at the NBL leadership position after last games. Round 6 most important game was defeat of league's leader Breakers. They were badly beaten at home by second ranked Hawks 73-57. International forward Oscar Forman (205-F-82) (205-82) scored double-double 21 points and 11 rebounds to led the charge for the winners and former international swingman Glen Saville (197-76) helped with 7 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Kevin Braswell (188-79, college: Georgetown, agent: Brad Ames) with 12 points. That victory allowed Hawks (6-1) to take over a leadership position. Breakers (5-2) on the other side went down to second place as they recorded their second loss. Breakers will play next round against Blaze trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hawks will try to continue on it's current victory against eighth ranked Sydney K. at home.
Very significant was Taipans' (#4) 16-point home victory against 36ers
87-71. American guard Ayinde Ubaka (193-85, college: California) notched 21 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and Ian Crosswhite accounted for 11 points and 9 rebounds. Even 17 points by naturalized American forward Adam Ballinger (205-79, college: Michigan St.) did not help to save the game for 36ers. Both coaches used bench players giving the chance to rest for starting five. 36ers added third loss to their record. Despite the victory Taipans (4-2) stay at fourth position. 36ers (2-5) on the other side took seventh place. Taipans' next round game will be against higher ranked Wildcats (#3) at Perth and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. 36ers will have a break next round.
Quite upsetting was Blaze's (#6) home defeat in a game versus ninth ranked Tigers who edged hosts
85-82. The biggest contributor to a victory was Corey Williams with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Tigers' coach used 10-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Adam Gibson who recorded double-double 20 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Tigers celebrated their first victory after six consecutive losses, while for Blaze it was their loss in a row. Despite the win Tigers (1-6) stay at ninth position. Blaze (2-4) on the other side took sixth place. Tigers will meet next round higher ranked Crocodiles (#5) and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Blaze will play against league's second-placed Breakers being definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.

In the last two games of round 6 Wildcats won against Tigers on the opponent's court 93-84. Crocodiles managed to outperform 36ers in a home game 77-73.


Blaze - Tigers 82-85
Quite upsetting was Blaze's (#6) home defeat in a game versus ninth ranked Tigers who edged hosts 85-82. The biggest contributor to a victory was Jamaican-American guard Corey Williams (191-77, college: Alabama St.) with 19 points and 7 rebounds. International forward Tommy Greer (201-83, college: Nova SE) helped with double-double 13 points and 12 rebounds. Tigers' coach used 10-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was international guard Adam Gibson (188-86) who recorded double-double 20 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and former international forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St.) added 17 points and 7 rebounds. Tigers celebrated their first victory after six consecutive losses, while for Blaze it was their loss in a row. Despite the win Tigers (1-6) stay at ninth position. Blaze (2-4) on the other side took sixth place. Tigers will meet next round higher ranked Crocodiles (#5) and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Blaze will play against league's second-placed Breakers being definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Gold Coast Blaze: A.Gibson 20+11reb+7ast, M.Worthington 17+7reb+2ast, D.Hudson 12+4reb+1ast, T.Garlepp 8+5reb+1ast, S.Hoare 7+6reb+1ast, I.Clark 6+3reb
Melbourne Tigers: C.Williams 19+7reb+2ast, D.Corletto 13, T.Greer 13+12reb, M.Burston 10+5reb, E.Devendorf 9+1reb+1ast, L.Nevill 8+10reb+1ast
gschID: 94558


Tigers - Wildcats 84-93
Very expected game in Melbourne where 9th ranked Tigers (1-6) was defeated by third ranked Wildcats (5-3) 93-84. American guard Kevin Lisch (188, college: St.Louis, agent: Chris Warren) scored 20 points to led the charge for the winners and naturalized American forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agent: Chris Warren) helped with 15 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Jamaican-American guard Corey Williams (191-77, college: Alabama St.) with double-double 15 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists and power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) with 19 points. Coach tried in this game 10 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Tigers added fourth loss to their record. Despite the victory Current champion Wildcats (5-3) stay at third position having just one point less than leader Hawks. Tigers (1-6) on the other side took ninth place. Wildcats are looking forward to the next round to face Taipans (#4) in Cairns. Tigers will play at home against Crocodiles (#) hoping to prove their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Melbourne Tigers: C.Tragardh 19+4reb, C.Williams 15+5reb+10ast, E.Devendorf 14+2reb+2ast, L.Nevill 13+4reb+3ast, M.Burston 10+12reb, D.Corletto 7+3reb
Perth Wildcats: K.Lisch 20+2reb+2ast, S.Redhage 15+7reb+1ast, M.Knight 13+5reb+3ast, S.Weigh 10+4reb+2ast, D.Martin 10+6reb+3ast, B.Robbins 10+1reb+3ast
gschID: 94555


Taipans - 36ers 87-71
Very significant was Taipans' (#4) 16-point home victory against 36ers 87-71. American guard Ayinde Ubaka (193-85, college: California) notched 21 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and center Ian Crosswhite (212-82, college: Oregon) accounted for 11 points and 9 rebounds. Even 17 points by naturalized American forward Adam Ballinger (205-79, college: Michigan St.) did not help to save the game for 36ers. Both coaches used bench players giving the chance to rest for starting five. 36ers added third loss to their record. Despite the victory Taipans (4-2) stay at fourth position. 36ers (2-5) on the other side took seventh place. Taipans' next round game will be against higher ranked Wildcats (#3) at Perth and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. 36ers will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Adelaide 36ers: A.Ballinger 17+4reb+1ast, D.Ng 12, C.Winder 10+5reb, T.DeVries 8+4reb+2ast, B.Hill 7+3reb+1ast, J.Dowdell 6+5reb
Skytrans Cairns Taipans: A.Ubaka 21+3reb+5ast, P.Jones 15+2reb+4ast, A.Loughton 11+8reb, I.Crosswhite 11+9reb+1ast, R.Dorsey 11+3reb, A.Grabau 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 94556


Crocodiles - 36ers 77-73

Rather predictable result in Wulguru where fifth ranked Crocodiles (4-3) defeated 7th ranked 36ers (2-5) 77-73. Former international center Luke Schenscher (216-82, college: Georgia Tech, agent: Brad Ames) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds to led the charge for the winners and guard Michael Cedar (195-86) helped with 17 points. Crocodiles' coach Trevor Gleeson used 10-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was naturalized American forward Adam Ballinger (205-79, college: Michigan St.) with 14 points and 8 rebounds and international guard Rhys Carter (190-84) with 11 points and 6 rebounds. 36ers added third loss to their record. Despite the victory Crocodiles (4-3) stay at fifth position. 36ers (2-5) on the other side took seventh place. Crocodiles are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Tigers (#9) in Melbourne. 36ers will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Adelaide 36ers: A.Ballinger 14+8reb+2ast, T.DeVries 12+1reb+2ast, R.Carter 11+6reb+3ast, C.Winder 10+3reb+1ast, J.Dowdell 9+3reb+1ast, B.Hill 6+1ast
Townsville Crocodiles: M.Cedar 17+3reb, L.Schenscher 11+9reb+1ast, G.Freeman 9+7reb, P.Crawford 8+3reb+3ast, W.Blalock 8+3ast, B.Williamson 7+2reb
gschID: 94557


Breakers - Hawks 57-73
There was a change at the NBL leadership position after last games. Round 6 most important game was defeat of league's leader Breakers. They were badly beaten at home by second ranked Hawks 73-57. International forward Oscar Forman (205-82) scored double-double 21 points and 11 rebounds to led the charge for the winners and former international swingman Glen Saville (197-76) helped with 7 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Kevin Braswell (188-79, college: Georgetown, agent: Brad Ames) with 12 points and New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St.) with 6 points and 8 rebounds. That victory allowed Hawks (6-1) to take over a leadership position. Breakers (5-2) on the other side went down to second place as they recorded their second loss. Breakers will play next round against Blaze trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hawks will try to continue on it's current victory against eighth ranked Sydney K. at home.
Top scorers:
New Zealand Breakers: K.Braswell 12+2reb+1ast, K.Penney 11+1reb+2ast, M.Vukona 9+3reb+1ast, C.Bruton 7+4reb+4ast, T.Abercrombie 6+8reb+1ast, D.Boucher 4+4reb+3ast
Wollongong Hawks: O.Forman 21+11reb, L.Davidson 15+7reb+1ast, G.Ervin 13+3reb+3ast, T.Demos 9+3reb+2ast, G.Saville 7+11reb+9ast, T.Coenraad 3+3reb


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  AUSTRIA   


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


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  BAHRAIN   


Muharraq win in style - by Yousef Ahmed


MUHARRAQ eased past Nuwaidrat 85-71 yesterday as they extended their recent winning run in the Zain Bahrain Basketball League.

Former NBA star Lamond Murray (201-F-73, college: California) showed an outstanding form for the 2009 league champions, guiding the team to their fourth victory in five matches and handing Nuwaidrat their first defeat in the competition.

Muharraq now moved up to share the lead with Nuwaidrat and Al Ahli, who rallied to beat Isa Town 72-71 earlier in the week.

Sixteen-time champions Manama (8 points), who are now the only undefeated team in the competition, will have a golden opportunity to take over the lead tonight when they play Bahrain Club in a relatively easy task.

Having suffered their second straight defeat after three straight wins, Isa Town dropped to fourth place with eight points.

Sitra, who defeated Al Ittihad 78-66 for their third win in the competition, are on eight points while Al Ittihad stayed at the bottom section of the table with six points.

Playing earlier yesterday, Al Hala posted their maiden win in the season, beating bottom side Al Najma 77-56.

It's been the worst start to the season for Al Hala, under their Serbian coach Sasa, who lost their first four matches.

They are now on six points, one ahead of Al Najma who were dealt their fifth defeat in as many games.

Today's fixture: 7pm - Manama vs Bahrain Club

Source: GDN Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010


Standings
Premier League Standings
 1. Al Manama 4-0 
 2. Muharraq 4-1 
 3. Al Ahli 4-1 
 4. Nuwaidrat 4-1 
 5. Issa Town 3-2 
 6. Sitra 3-2 
 7. Al Hala 1-4 
 8. Al Ittihad 1-4 
 9. Bahrain Club 0-4 
 10. Al Najma 0-5 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Rakvere
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Saage, Rakvere19.8 
 2. Osby, TT.19.0 
 3. Jurevicus, Liepaja18.9 
 4. Bergmanis, Zemgale18.5 
 5. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.18.5 
 6. Ilin, Barsy Atyrau17.5 
 7. Volkus, Techasas17.3 
 8. Vasylius, Neptunas17.0 
 9. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.8 
 10. Zelionis, Rudupis16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Osby, TT.10.9 
 2. Cukinas, Aiscai K.10.8 
 3. Kieza, Juventus10.3 
 4. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.10.0 
 5. Matulis, Sakalai8.8 
 6. Sarakauskas, Siauliai8.8 
 7. Mikalauskas, Naglis.8.7 
 8. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.7 
 9. Cipruss, Valmiera8.3 
 10. Wilson, Zemgale8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Dainys, Rudupis7.7 
 2. Ezerskis, Techasas6.8 
 3. Kriisa, TT.6.4 
 4. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.5.5 
 5. Mitchell, Norrkoping5.0 
 6. Alijevas, Nevezis4.9 
 7. Viskontas, Perlas4.9 
 8. Rinkevicius, Techasas4.7 
 9. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.6 
 10. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Rakvere
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Saage, Rakvere3.0 
 2. Chunda, Barsy A.2.5 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock2.4 
 4. Dainys, Rudupis2.3 
 5. Dorbek, Rakvere2.3 
 6. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.2.1 
 7. Wilson, Zemgale2.0 
 8. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 9. Sirvydis, Sakalai2.0 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale2.3 
 2. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.2 
 3. Cukinas, Aiscai K.2.0 
 4. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 5. Cresnar, Nevezis1.6 
 6. Galdikas, Neptunas1.3 
 7. Cain, VEF Riga1.1 
 8. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.1 
 9. Cipruss, Valmiera1.0 
 10. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.0 


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  BELGIUM   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 James J.J. MILLER
  Leuven
  (180-G-79)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Miller, Leuven19.8 
 2. Waters, Verviers.18.3 
 3. Copeland, Aalstar18.0 
 4. Gomis, Charleroi17.7 
 5. Wilson, Antwerp16.7 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende16.5 
 7. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.4 
 8. Hill, Charleroi15.5 
 9. Lewis, M.Hainaut15.3 
 10. Freeman, Verviers.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Monwell RANDLE
  Gent
  (203-F/C-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Randle, Gent9.4 
 2. Freeman, Verviers.8.4 
 3. Stipanovic, Liege7.1 
 4. Gay, Verviers-Pep.7.1 
 5. Jackson, Verviers.7.1 
 6. Tofi, Leuven7.0 
 7. Hilliard, Aalstar7.0 
 8. Young, Aalstar6.9 
 9. Thomas, Oostende6.6 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  M.Hainaut
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Hatten, M.Hainaut4.6 
 2. Waters, Verviers.4.3 
 3. Mitchell, Oostende4.3 
 4. Miller, Leuven3.8 
 5. Hopkins, Antwerp3.4 
 6. Burrell, Aalstar3.1 
 7. Johnson, Aalstar3.1 
 8. Dagunduro, Leuven3.0 
 9. Wright, Charleroi3.0 
 10. Green, Oostende2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  M.Hainaut
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Hatten, M.Hainaut3.3 
 2. Wilson, Antwerp2.7 
 3. Jenkins, Liege2.6 
 4. Dagunduro, Leuven2.4 
 5. Black, Antwerp2.4 
 6. Cage, M.Hainaut2.3 
 7. Mitchell, Oostende2.1 
 8. Hopkins, Antwerp2.1 
 9. McCauley, M.Hai.2.1 
 10. Hill, Charleroi2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (205-C-73)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Riddick, Charleroi2.3 
 2. Mejri, Antwerp2.3 
 3. Johnson, Aalstar1.7 
 4. Randle, Gent1.1 
 5. Tofi, Leuven1.0 
 6. Ebong, Oostende0.8 
 7. Santiago, Charleroi0.7 
 8. Young, Aalstar0.7 
 9. Freeman, Verviers.0.7 
 10. Faison, Oostende0.6 


D1 Round 9: Antwerp hands first defeat to Charleroi - by Eurobasket News
The biggest surprise of 9th round was Antwerp (#3) victory at home over one of league's best teams Charleroi (3-1) 72-71. The biggest contributor to a victory was American guard Timothy Black (178-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Barton (NC)) with 18 points. Tunisian center Salah Mejri (214-86) helped with 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Christopher Hill (191-83, college: Michigan St.) who recorded 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Antwerp maintain third place having just one win less than leader Aalstar, but at the same time more games played. Defending champion Charleroi dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Antwerp are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Liege (#9) in Liege which should be theoretically an easy game. Charleroi will play on the road against Gent (#6) hoping to prove their supporters that this time they can win.
The game with biggest point difference was fifth ranked Oostende (4-4) victory over Gent (2-5)
70-59. It was a good game for American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who led his team to a victory with double-double 21 points and 13 rebounds. Caleb Green contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Monwell Randle (203-83, college: SE Missouri St., agent: Side Court) answered with 11 points and 5 rebounds for Gent. Coach Erez Bittman tried in this game 10 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Thanks to that win Oostende moved-up to fourth place. Gent dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share it with Verviers-Pep. and Leuven. Oostende's next round game will be against Leuven (#7) at home. Gent will play against Charleroi to get back on winning track.
An interesting game was also ninth ranked Leuven (2-5) victory on the court of 7th ranked Verviers-Pep. (2-5)
81-73. James J.J. Miller stepped up with 30 points and 4 assists for the winners. The best for the losing side was Dominic Waters with 18 points and 5 assists. Verviers-Pep. added third loss to their record. Thanks to that win Leuven moved-up to sixth place which they share with defeated Verviers-Pep. Leuven will meet next round higher ranked Oostende (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Verviers-Pep. will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 9 Liege was defeated by M.Hainaut in Quaregnon 89-96.


Antwerp - Charleroi 72-71
The biggest surprise of 9th round was Antwerp (#3) victory at home over one of league's best teams Charleroi (3-1) 72-71. The biggest contributor to a victory was American guard Timothy Black (178-81, college: Barton (NC), agent: Ingo Wolf) with 18 points. Tunisian center Salah Mejri (214-86) helped with 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Christopher Hill (191-83, college: Michigan St.) who recorded 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and his countryman power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida, agent: Nebojsa Ivic) added 11 points and 8 rebounds. Antwerp maintain third place having just one win less than leader Aalstar, but at the same time more games played. Defending champion Charleroi dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Antwerp are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Liege (#9) in Liege which should be theoretically an easy game. Charleroi will play on the road against Gent (#6) hoping to prove their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Antwerp Giants: D.Wilson 19+3reb, T.Black 18+2reb+3ast, S.Mejri 15+8reb, B.Hopkins 9+6reb+5ast, G.Brown 4+4reb, T.Strickland 3+2reb
TEC Spirou Charleroi: C.Hill 21+9reb+4ast, D.Mallet 14+5reb+1ast, B.Wright 11+8reb+2ast, B.Greene 8+3reb+1ast, I.Iarochevitch 4+1reb, A.Riddick 4+3reb


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Oostende - Gent 70-59
The game with biggest point difference was fifth ranked Oostende (4-4) victory over Gent (2-5) 70-59. It was a good game for American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who led his team to a victory with double-double 21 points and 13 rebounds. His countryman forward Caleb Green (203-85, college: ORU) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Monwell Randle (203-83, college: SE Missouri St., agent: Side Court) answered with 11 points and 5 rebounds and international guard Lionel Bosco (176-81, agent: Side Court) added 11 points for Gent. Coach Erez Bittman tried in this game 10 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Thanks to that win Oostende moved-up to fourth place. Gent dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share it with Verviers-Pep. and Leuven. Oostende's next round game will be against Leuven (#7) at home. Gent will play against Charleroi to get back on winning track.
Top scorers:
Base Oostende: M.Lojeski 21+13reb+3ast, C.Green 11+7reb+2ast, W.Thomas 11+6reb+1ast, B.Ebong 8+5reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 8+1reb+5ast, E.Kelley 4+2ast
Optima Gent: L.Bosco 11+4reb+1ast, M.Randle 11+5reb+1ast, M.Rose 10+4reb+1ast, D.Emerson 9+5reb, J.Bullock 9+3reb, S.Geukens 3+2ast


gschID: 98596


Verviers-Pep. - Leuven 73-81
An interesting game was also ninth ranked Leuven (2-5) victory on the court of 7th ranked Verviers-Pep. (2-5) 81-73. American guard James J.J. Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agent: Craig McKenzie) stepped up with 30 points and 4 assists for the winners and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) helped with 12 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Dominic Waters (185-86, college: Portland St.) with 18 points and 5 assists and his countryman guard Antoine Agudio (191-85) with 20 points. Verviers-Pep. added third loss to their record. Thanks to that win Leuven moved-up to sixth place which they share with defeated Verviers-Pep. Leuven will meet next round higher ranked Oostende (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Verviers-Pep. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Stella Artois Leuven Bears: J.J.J. Miller 30+4reb+4ast, J.Tofi 12+5reb+1ast, B.Freeman 11+1reb+1ast, C.Matheus 10+8reb, N.Marnegrave 9+4reb+4ast, A.Dagunduro 5+2reb+2ast
VOO Verviers-Pepinster: A.Agudio 20+4reb+1ast, D.Waters 18+2reb+5ast, R.Freeman 14+11reb, S.Jackson 12+6reb, T.Shengelia 5+2reb, B.Gay 2+9reb+1ast


gschID: 98597


M.Hainaut - Liege 96-89
There was no surprise in Quaregnon where 8th ranked Liege (1-6) was defeated by second ranked M.Hainaut (6-1) 96-89. The biggest contributor to a victory was American guard Ron Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St., agent: Arik Krayn) with 19 points. His countryman guard Marcus Hatten (186-80, college: St.John's) helped with 13 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Croatian center Andrija Stipanovic (208-86) who recorded double-double 16 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) added 14 points and 5 rebounds. Liege added fourth loss to their record. Thanks to that win M.Hainaut stays on top together with Aalstar. Liege dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. M.Hainaut are looking forward to the next round to face Aalstar at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liege will play against Antwerp (#3) hoping to prove their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Dexia Mons-Hainaut: R.Lewis 19+3reb+3ast, J.Cage 18+2reb, R.Taylor 17+1reb, M.Hatten 13+7reb+2ast, S.Foster 9+3reb, S.Bellin 5+1reb
Belgacom Liege Basket: A.Stipanovic 16+12reb, C.Bozeman 14+5reb+1ast, T.Griffin 11+7reb, L.Matela 11+6reb, G.Hockins 10+2reb+1ast, G.Muya 10+4reb+2ast




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  BOSNIA   


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


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Araldite/Univille 3-1 
 2. Paulistano 3-1 
 3. Pinheiros/Sky 3-1 
 4. Flamengo 2-0 
 5. Vivo/Franca 2-0 
 6. BRB/Brasilia 2-1 
 7. Itabom/Bauru 2-1 
 8. Pitagoras/Minas 2-1 
 9. Unitri/Universo 2-1 
 10. Araraquara 1-2 
 11. Vitoria 1-3 
 12. S.Jose/Vinac 0-2 
 13. Winner/Limeira 0-2 
 14. Assis Basket 0-3 
 15. Vila Velha CETAF 0-4 


NBB Round 4: Unitri/Universo loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the NBB and who belongs to weaker ones. There was a change at the NBB leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 4 was defeat of league's leader Unitri/Universo. They lost at home by seventh ranked Vivo/Franca 76-75. It ended the series of two consecutive victories of Unitri/Universo. That victory allowed Vivo/Franca (2-0) to climb to fourth place. They share it with Flamengo. Unitri/Universo (2-1) on the other side went down to sixth position as they recorded their first loss. Unitri/Universo will play next round against Vitoria trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Vivo/Franca will try to continue on it's current victory against thirteenth ranked Winner/Limeira on the road.
Very significant was Paulistano's (#4) just 2-point home victory against their biggest opponent Itabom/Bauru 88-86 ending at the same time the series of two consecutive victories of Itabom/Bauru. That victory allowed Paulistano (3-1) to take over a leadership position. They share it with Araldite/Univille and Pinheiros/Sky. Itabom/Bauru (2-1) on the other side went down to sixth place as they recorded their first loss. Paulistano's next round game will be against league's new leader Araldite/Univille at Joinville and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Itabom/Bauru will play at home against Pitagoras/Minas (#8) to get back on winning track.
Quite upsetting was Vitoria's 54-point road defeat in a game versus Flamengo who crushed guests with a record result 112-58. That victory allowed Flamengo (2-0) to climb to fourth place. They share it with Vivo/Franca. Newly promoted Vitoria (1-3) on the other side took eleventh position as they recorded their third loss. Flamengo will meet next round Assis Basket (#14) on the road which should be another easy walk for them. Vitoria will play against Unitri/Universo.
S.Jose/Vinac is still winless. This time they could not use home court advantage losing their second consecutive match to Araldite/Univille 92-99. That victory allowed Araldite/Univille (3-1) to take over a leadership position. They share it with Pinheiros/Sky and Paulistano. Second consecutive loss means that S.Jose/Vinac is still at the bottom of the standings as they recorded their second loss. Araldite/Univille's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Paulistano in Sao Paolo and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. S.Jose/Vinac will play at home against Araraquara (#10) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Let's mention also Pitagoras/Minas' home win over bottom-ranked Vila Velha CETAF 95-86. That victory allowed Pitagoras/Minas (2-1) to climb to sixth place. They share it with Unitri/Universo, Itabom/Bauru and BRB/Brasilia. Fourth consecutive loss means that Vila Velha CETAF is still at the bottom of the standings. Pitagoras/Minas will face next round Itabom/Bauru (#7) at Sao Paulo. Vila Velha CETAF will play at home against BRB/Brasilia (#6) looking forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 4 Araraquara lost to BRB/Brasilia on the opponent's court 84-85. Pinheiros/Sky outscored Assis Basket in a home game 88-68.



Paulistano - Itabom/Bauru 88-86

Very significant was Paulistano's (#4) just 2-point home victory against their biggest opponent Itabom/Bauru 88-86 ending at the same time the series of two consecutive victories of Itabom/Bauru. That victory allowed Paulistano (3-1) to take over a leadership position. They share it with Araldite/Univille and Pinheiros/Sky. Itabom/Bauru (2-1) on the other side went down to sixth place as they recorded their first loss. Paulistano's next round game will be against league's new leader Araldite/Univille at Joinville and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Itabom/Bauru will play at home against Pitagoras/Minas (#8) to get back on winning track.
gschID: 102662


S.Jose/Vinac - Araldite/Univille 92-99

S.Jose/Vinac is still winless. This time they could not use home court advantage losing their second consecutive match to Araldite/Univille 92-99. That victory allowed Araldite/Univille (3-1) to take over a leadership position. They share it with Pinheiros/Sky and Paulistano. Second consecutive loss means that S.Jose/Vinac is still at the bottom of the standings as they recorded their second loss. Araldite/Univille's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Paulistano in Sao Paolo and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. S.Jose/Vinac will play at home against Araraquara (#10) hoping to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 102656


Unitri/Universo - Vivo/Franca 75-76

There was a change at the NBB leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 4 was defeat of league's leader Unitri/Universo. They lost at home by seventh ranked Vivo/Franca 76-75. It ended the series of two consecutive victories of Unitri/Universo. That victory allowed Vivo/Franca (2-0) to climb to fourth place. They share it with Flamengo. Unitri/Universo (2-1) on the other side went down to sixth position as they recorded their first loss. Unitri/Universo will play next round against Vitoria trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Vivo/Franca will try to continue on it's current victory against thirteenth ranked Winner/Limeira on the road.
gschID: 102657


BRB/Brasilia - Araraquara 85-84

I am not sure if we can call it an upset between close teams when 8th ranked Araraquara (1-2) was edged on the road by ninth ranked BRB/Brasilia (2-1) 85-84. That victory allowed current champions BRB/Brasilia (2-1) to climb to sixth place. They share it with Pitagoras/Minas, Unitri/Universo and Itabom/Bauru. Araraquara (1-2) on the other side went down to tenth position as they recorded their second loss. BRB/Brasilia are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Vila Velha CETAF (#15) on the road which should be an easy walk for them. Araraquara will play against S.Jose/Vinac (#12) hoping to win this game.
gschID: 102658


Pitagoras/Minas - Vila Velha CETAF 95-86

Let's mention also Pitagoras/Minas' home win over bottom-ranked Vila Velha CETAF 95-86. That victory allowed Pitagoras/Minas (2-1) to climb to sixth place. They share it with Unitri/Universo, Itabom/Bauru and BRB/Brasilia. Fourth consecutive loss means that Vila Velha CETAF is still at the bottom of the standings. Pitagoras/Minas will face next round Itabom/Bauru (#7) at Sao Paulo. Vila Velha CETAF will play at home against BRB/Brasilia (#6) looking forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 102659


Flamengo - Vitoria 112-58

Quite upsetting was Vitoria's 54-point road defeat in a game versus Flamengo who crushed guests with a record result 112-58. That victory allowed Flamengo (2-0) to climb to fourth place. They share it with Vivo/Franca. Newly promoted Vitoria (1-3) on the other side took eleventh position as they recorded their third loss. Flamengo will meet next round Assis Basket (#14) on the road which should be another easy walk for them. Vitoria will play against Unitri/Universo.
gschID: 102660


Pinheiros/Sky - Assis Basket 88-68

Very predictable result in Sao Paolo where fifth ranked Pinheiros/Sky (3-1) smashed bottom-ranked Assis Basket (0-3) 88-68. That victory allowed Pinheiros/Sky (3-1) to take over a leadership position. They share it with Araldite/Univille and Paulistano. Third consecutive loss means that Assis Basket is still at the bottom of the standings. Pinheiros/Sky will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Assis Basket will play at home against Flamengo (#4) hoping to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 102661




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  BULGARIA   


Priest Lauderdale claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Experienced naturalized American center Priest Lauderdale (221-C-73) had an amazing evening in the last round for Chernomorets Burgas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 37-year old center had a double-double of 30 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team beat Spartak (#8, 1-5) 95-82. Despite this victory Chernomorets dropped to the 6th position in American NBL. Chernomorets is rather weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-4 record. Lauderdale turned to be Chernomorets' top player in his first season with the team. Central State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Lauderdale. Lauderdale is in league's top in points (2nd best: 26.6ppg) and averages solid 2.2bpg and 73.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American center Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports) of second-ranked Levski Sofia. Cole impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Levski to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Rilski Sportist (#5, 2-4) 100-79. Levski's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 5 matches. Cole is well-known by Levski fans and he already established his position as the team's most reliable player.

The third best performed player last round was former international center Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85, agency: Interperformances) of Tundja Yambol (#7). Varbanov scored 18 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Varbanov's great performance Tundja lost 74-90 to the higher-ranked Cherno More (#4, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Tundja not to end season on such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 4 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Varbanov could try to bring Tundja's a little bit higher in the standings. Varbanov has individually a great season in Bulgaria. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.2rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 52.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Iliya Stankov (198-F-76) of Spartak - 31 points and 4 rebounds
5. Tihomir Zhelev (192-G-90) of Cherno More - 23 points and 5 rebounds
6. Jordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Balkan - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Alexander Yanev (203-F-90) of Cherno More - 19 points and 13 rebounds
8. Assen Saraliyski (199-F-84) of Chernomorets - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Brandon Heath (193-G-84) of Lukoil Academik - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Dominic James (180-G-86) of Lukoil Academik - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists


Games from EUROHOLD Balkan league live on WEB TV - by Christomir Rackov
Sportmedia.tv will broadcast a few more games this week. Starting today at 17.00 hrs CET from Samokov the internet television will broadcast LIVE the game between Rilski Sportist Samokov and Mornar from EUROHOLD Balkan league.

From the same competition there will be 3 more matches shown LIVE on Sportmedia.tv. First on Tuesday at 18.00 CET will be played the game between Ulcinj and Brod. Then on Wednesday the games wil bbe Mostar - OKK Belgrade and BC Mures - Balkan with both matches starting at 18.00 CET.


NBL Round 6: All home wins - by Maria Mitzova
Four home wins took the teams in the sixth round of the National Basketball League in Bulgaria. Top favorites Lukoil Academik and Levski got easy ones, while Cherno more and Chernomorets also celebrated at the end.

Levski Rilski sportist 100-79
Levski Sofia increased its unbeaten run to four wins in the National Basketball League, by making another hit on already beaten four times straight Rilski Sportist Samokov. The Blues won at home 100-79 and had a very good game for the delight of head coach Konstantin Papazov.
Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) is finally at his best game, finishing with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Levski Sofia. Aaron Harper finished with 23 points and Pavlin Ivanov added 14.
Ivan Lilov was top scorer for Rilski Sportist Samokov with 27 points. Dimitar Karadzhovski made 20, and Stanislav Vaklinov got 11 points and 5 rebounds.


Lukoil Academik Balkan 96-81
Champions were on the right foot from the beginning of the week, and after smashing Benfica in EuroChallenge, did the same in the local derby versus Balkan. Actually, Balkan presented even a bigger challenge for Lukoil than the Portuguese, and managed to stay in the game for a while. Lukoil led by 10 at the break, and then kept pushing to increase it, but still Balkan was returning baskets to make in exciting enough for the crowd.
Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) and Dominic James took most of the shots in the game, the first one finishing with 21 points, and the second adding 19. Yordan Bozov scored 21 for Balkan, and Josh Gonner added 17.

Chernomorets Spartak 95-82
Priest Lauderdale (221-C-73, college: Central State) returned in Chernomorets roster after an injury, to bring the second victory for the Burgas team this season. Spartak Pleven, coming from its only win so far in Samokov, could do little against the host team, and gave up 82-95.
Spartak got four-point advantage after the first 10 minutes, but then Chernomorets took over and turned it to 47-43 at the halftime. Better performance in the second half secured the victory for PL and company.
30 points and 18 rebounds by Lauderdale proved enough, Hristo Zahariev added 16 points, eight rebounds and 6 assist. 15 from the bench scored Asen Saraliyski, and 12 more made Simeon Naydenov. Iliya Stankov topped PL with a point to be the best scorer in the game with 31 points.

Cherno More Tundja Yambol 90-74
Injury plagued Yambol team welcomed back in the team Pavel Marinov (197-G-88, agency: Interperformances) for the visit to Varna, but still couldnt do anything against Cherno more and lost 74-90. Home team dominated throughout the whole game, and deserved the win second straight and third in the season.
Tihomir Zhelev (192-G-90) had it almost perfect for Cherno more, coming off the bench to score 23 points and make 5 assist. Aleksandar Yanev and Simeon Iliev each added 19 points, as Yanev made his second double-double in a row with 13 rebounds.
Nikolay Varbanov also had double figures in point and rebounds 18 plus 15, while Stanislav Govedarov scored 19. Marinov played 14 minutes and had 10 points and 4 rebounds.




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 28.2
 1. Harper, Levski28.2 
 2. Lauderdale, Cherno.26.6 
 3. Lilov, Rilski S.22.3 
 4. Govedarov, Tundja22.0 
 5. Bozov, Balkan20.0 
 6. Naydenov, Chernomo.19.0 
 7. Stankov, Spartak18.2 
 8. James, Lukoil A.18.0 
 9. Dimitrov, Spartak17.6 
 10. Heath, Lukoil A.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Chernomorets
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.14.6 
 2. Varbanov, Tundja13.2 
 3. Georgiev, Levski9.0 
 4. Bowman, Lukoil A.8.3 
 5. Iliev, Cherno More8.0 
 6. Cvetkovic, Tundja8.0 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More7.8 
 8. Kolev, Cherno More7.3 
 9. Dimitrov, Spartak7.2 
 10. Cekovski, Levski6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hristo ZAHARIEV
  Chernomorets
  (197-G/F-90)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Zahariev, Chernomo.6.2 
 2. Alexiev, Cherno M.4.7 
 3. Crowe, Levski4.7 
 4. Bozov, Balkan4.5 
 5. Diakovski, Spartak4.3 
 6. Heath, Lukoil A.4.2 
 7. Govedarov, Tundja4.2 
 8. Karadzhovski, Rilski S.3.8 
 9. Gruev, Rilski S.3.5 
 10. Durchev, Tundja3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan BOZOV
  Balkan
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bozov, Balkan3.0 
 2. James, Lukoil A.2.8 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.5 
 4. Dimitrov, Spartak2.4 
 5. Finzgar, Tundja2.0 
 6. Kiossev, Cherno M.1.7 
 7. Crowe, Levski1.7 
 8. Diakovski, Spartak1.5 
 9. Naydenov, Chernomo.1.5 
 10. Todorov, Spartak1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Chernomorets
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.2.2 
 2. Varbanov, Tundja1.2 
 3. Traykov, Spartak1.2 
 4. Vaklinov, Rilski S.1.0 
 5. Cvetkovic, Tundja1.0 
 6. Petkov, Tundja0.8 
 7. Iliev, Cherno More0.8 
 8. Morton, Balkan0.7 
 9. Yanev, Cherno More0.7 
 10. Bowman, Lukoil A.0.7 


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  CHINA   


China Defeats Jordan 101-53 in Asian Games -- Updated - by Arthur Volbert
China defeated Jordan 101-53 to finish 5-0 in Group E at the Asian Games. China will play Qatar in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Liu Wei did not play today, Wang Zhizhi played 3 minutes, and Sun Yue played 8.

Zhang QingPeng (189-G-81) led the scoring for China with 31 points. Zhou Peng had 20 points and 8 rebounds and Tang Zhengdong had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Ali Zaghab had 19 points and 8 rebounds for Jordan, which does not appear to have sent its best team to this tournament. For example, its best player, Zaid Abbaas, is not on the team.

China led 26-8 after one quarter, 47-15 at the half and 75-32 after three quarters.




Other games:
Iran 88 Qatar 46
North Korea 81 Uzbekistan 70
Korea 115 Mongolia 66
Japan 85 India 58
Philippines 82 Chinese Taipei 73



Asia Games Standings
Preliminary Round Final Standings


Group E
China------ 5 0
South Korea 4 1
Jordan----- 3 2
North Korea 2 3
Mongolia--- 1 4
Uzbekistan- 0 5



Group F
Japan--------- 4 1
Iran---------- 4 1
Philippines--- 3 2
Qatar--------- 3 2
Chinese Taipei 1 4
India -------- 0 5



Quarter Finals Wednesday
South Korea vs. Philippines
Japan vs. North Korea
Iran vs. Jordan
China vs. Qatar



Liink to box score:
http://www.gz2010.cn/info/ENG_ENG/BK/BKR173A_BKM40040010100001ENG.html




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Josip Sobin claims Croatian A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Talented Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader KK Split and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 21-year old swingman had the game-high 24 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for KK Split in his team's victory, helping them to beat Kvarner 2010 (#8, 2-5) 84-76. It allowed KK Split to jump to the first place in the Croatian A1. KK Split have a solid 6-1 record. It's Sobin's second year at KK Split and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Sobin has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 15.7ppg), rebounds (8th best: 5.8rpg) and averages solid 1.2bpg and 66.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old former international center Dalibor Bagaric (217-C-80) of KK Dubrava Zagreb. Bagaric impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Dubrava was edged by the higher-ranked Dubrovnik (#5, 4-3) 84-82. This loss caused Dubrava to drop to 9th position in the standings. 5 lost games is too many comparing to just two victory Dubrava managed to get this year. Bagaric is a newcomer at Dubrava and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was Nikola Dosen (187-G-91) of KK Dubrovnik (#5). Dosen showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Dubrovnik, leading his team to a 84-82 win against the lower-ranked Dubrava (#9, 2-5). Dubrovnik needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Dosen has a great season in Croatia. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.5ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rudolf Jugo (183-G-84) of Kvarner 2010 - 25 points and 6 assists
5. Dario Saric (205-F/C-94) of Dubrava - 19 points and 9 rebounds
6. Antonio Ostric (200-G/F-89) of Dubrovnik - 18 points and 7 rebounds
7. Zvonimir Ridl (204-F-73) of Darda - 20 points and 5 rebounds
8. Domagoj Norac (186-G-82) of Svjetlost - 19 points and 4 rebounds
9. Ivan Mimica (193-G-80) of KK Split - 16 points and 3 rebounds
10. Igor Maric (196-F-85) of Svjetlost - 18 points and 6 rebounds


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ante KRAPIC
  Zabok
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Krapic, Zabok19.3 
 2. Zitko, Trogir18.3 
 3. Vujcic, KK Split17.0 
 4. Saric, Dubrava16.4 
 5. Sobin, KK Split15.7 
 6. Dosen, Dubrovnik15.5 
 7. Helbich, Svjetlost15.2 
 8. Jugo, Kvarner 201015.0 
 9. Kamaldin, Darda14.8 
 10. Basljan, Dubrava14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dalibor BAGARIC
  Dubrava
  (217-C-80)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bagaric, Dubrava11.6 
 2. Krapic, Zabok9.1 
 3. Saric, Dubrava7.4 
 4. Radic, Alkar Sinj6.4 
 5. Ragsdale, Kvarner .6.0 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split6.0 
 7. Grgurevic, KK Split6.0 
 8. Sobin, KK Split5.8 
 9. Zupic, Alkar Sinj5.8 
 10. Ostric, Dubrovnik5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Josip BLAJIC
  Trogir
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Blajic, Trogir4.6 
 2. Jugo, Kvarner 20104.5 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok4.3 
 4. Misic, Svjetlost4.0 
 5. Sarac, Svjetlost4.0 
 6. Cosic, Svjetlost4.0 
 7. Katic, KK Split3.8 
 8. Delas, Alkar Sinj3.5 
 9. Peric, Dubrovnik3.3 
 10. Petani, Borik3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andro ANZULOVIC
  Alkar Sinj
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Anzulovic, Alkar Sinj2.7 
 2. Misic, Svjetlost2.5 
 3. Petani, Borik2.5 
 4. Skific, Borik2.3 
 5. Grgurevic, KK Split2.2 
 6. Norac, Svjetlost1.8 
 7. Jugo, Kvarner 20101.8 
 8. Swift, Darda1.8 
 9. Kamaldin, Darda1.7 
 10. Blajic, Trogir1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni VITALI
  Trogir
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Vitali, Trogir1.8 
 2. Bagaric, Dubrava1.6 
 3. Saric, Dubrava1.4 
 4. Karac, Dubrovnik1.3 
 5. Sobin, KK Split1.2 
 6. Sarlija, Borik1.1 
 7. Kraljevic, Zabok1.0 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split1.0 
 9. Ragsdale, Kvarner .0.8 
 10. Diminic, Trogir0.8 


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ROUND 6- ANALYTICAL STATISTICS and WEEKLY AWARD! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Eurobasket.com gives you statistics of the most important categories of round 6.

A) Categories

Round 6
1) Top scorer= Davis Apoel + Dunovic-Omonoia = 29 points
2) Top rebounder= Vukosavljevic-Aek+Buljan-Apoel=10 rebounds
3) Top assist man= Dante-Apollon = 12 assists
4) Top stealer= Tziakopoulos-Achilleas+Dujovic-Aek+Johnson-Etha = 4 steals
5) Top blocker= Johnson-Keravnos+ Whyatt-Ael = 4 blocks
6) Most turnovers= Tutt-Ethad + Sims-Apollon = 5 turnovers

B) Highlight and award round 6

What distinguishes this round is that:
Apoel had an extremely important victory and remains the only unbeaten team.
Apollon had also an extremely important victory that places it among the main contenders. In addition, Apollon had the best shooting % in all categories.
Three teams have 4-1 (Etha, Apollon, Keravnos). This makes the league more interesting.

The weekly award goes to Jeremiah Davis (183-G-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Pacific) of Apoel (5 rebounds, 1 assists, 3 steals and 29 points)

C) Situationals

Shooting

Best shooting team in round 6= FT=Apollon (92%)
Best shooting team in round 6= 2-pointers=Apollon (70%)
Best shooting team in round 6= 3-pointers=Apollon (50%)

Scoring >70 in round 6

Etha (scored 76)
Achilleas (scored 72)
Apoel (scored 71)
Omonoia (scored 72)
Apollon (scored 83)



Division A Round 6: Keravnos loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket
There was a change at the Division A leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 6 was defeat of league's leader Keravnos. They lost on the road by second ranked APOEL 71-69. It ended the series of five consecutive victories of Keravnos. American guard Jeremiah Davis (183-81, college: Pacific, agent: Matt Brown) scored 29 points and 5 rebounds to led the charge for the winners and American-Belgian forward Ian Hanavan (202-80, college: Evansville, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) helped with 10 points. The best for the losing side was American guard Vonteego Cummings (192-76, college: Pittsburgh) with 21 points. Coach Memos Ioannou tried in this game 10 players in such tough game. APOEL has an impressive series of five victories in a row. That victory allowed current champions APOEL (5-0) to take over a leadership position. Keravnos (5-1) on the other side went down to second place as they recorded their first loss. Keravnos will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. APOEL will try to continue on it's current victory against ninth ranked AEK in Larnaca.
Very significant was Apollon's (#4) 83-72 road victory against Achilleas. American guard Dante Stiggers (187-82, college: S.Mississippi) notched double-double 11 points and 12 assists to lead the effort and Lewis Sims accounted for 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Greek forward Georgios Diamantopoulos (195-80) did not help to save the game for Achilleas. Coach let to play 10 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. That victory allowed Apollon (4-1) to climb to third place. They share it with Etha. Achilleas (2-4) on the other side took fifth position as they recorded their fourth loss. Apollon's next round game will be against Omonia (#6) at Nicosia. Achilleas will play at home against ENAD to get back on winning track.
Quite upsetting was AEK's (#8) road defeat in a game versus ninth ranked AEL who edged guests 67-65. The biggest contributor to a victory was Michalis Kounounis with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Filip Vukosavljevic who recorded double-double 26 points and 10 rebounds. AEL celebrated their first victory after four consecutive losses. That victory allowed AEL (1-4) to climb to sixth place. They share it with ENAD and Omonia. AEK (1-5) on the other side went down to ninth position as they recorded their fifth loss. AEL will meet next round higher ranked Etha (#4) and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. AEK will play against league's new leader APOEL (#1).

In the last game of round 6 Etha won against Omonia on the opponent's court 76-72.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 29 points and 8 rebounds by Dejan Dunovic of Hasapis Omonia Nicosia.


APOEL - Keravnos 71-69
There was a change at the Division A leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 6 was defeat of league's leader Keravnos. They lost on the road by second ranked APOEL 71-69. It ended the series of five consecutive victories of Keravnos. American guard Jeremiah Davis (183-81, college: Pacific, agent: Matt Brown) scored 29 points and 5 rebounds to led the charge for the winners and American-Belgian forward Ian Hanavan (202-80, college: Evansville, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) helped with 10 points. The best for the losing side was American guard Vonteego Cummings (192-76, college: Pittsburgh) with 21 points and his countryman forward Kevin Johnson (201-84, college: Humboldt St., agent: Michael Hart) with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Coach Memos Ioannou tried in this game 10 players in such tough game. APOEL has an impressive series of five victories in a row. That victory allowed current champions APOEL (5-0) to take over a leadership position. Keravnos (5-1) on the other side went down to second place as they recorded their first loss. Keravnos will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. APOEL will try to continue on it's current victory against ninth ranked AEK in Larnaca.
Top scorers:
Cytavision Apoel Nicosia: J.Davis 29+5reb+1ast, K.Tiggs 10+1reb+1ast, I.Hanavan 10+4reb+2ast, A.Vitas 8+5reb, D.Kalaitzidis 5+3reb, Z.Buljan 5+10reb+1ast
Keravnos Strovolou: V.Cummings 21+1reb+3ast, K.Johnson 14+8reb, M.Sljivancanin 7+1reb, S.Djordjevic 6+2reb+1ast, M.Pekovic 6+3reb+1ast, S.Stefanovic 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 111878
Achilleas - Apollon 72-83
Very significant was Apollon's (#4) 83-72 road victory against Achilleas. American guard Dante Stiggers (187-82, college: S.Mississippi) notched double-double 11 points and 12 assists to lead the effort and American-Spanish power forward Lewis Sims (203-73, college: New Orleans, agent: Jamie Knox) accounted for 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Greek forward Georgios Diamantopoulos (195-80) did not help to save the game for Achilleas. Coach let to play 10 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. That victory allowed Apollon (4-1) to climb to third place. They share it with Etha. Achilleas (2-4) on the other side took fifth position as they recorded their fourth loss. Apollon's next round game will be against Omonia (#6) at Nicosia. Achilleas will play at home against ENAD to get back on winning track.
Top scorers:
Pizza Express Primetel Apollon: L.Sims 20+5reb+1ast, T.Dials 13+3reb, J.Camacho 13+7reb+1ast, D.Stiggers 11+3reb+12ast, C.Carr 10+3reb+2ast, P.Englicky 6+1reb
Achilleas Kaimakliou: G.Diamantopoulos 24+7reb+4ast, S.Djikanovic 19+6reb, D.Angelov 7+2reb, G.Pantouris 6+2reb+1ast, T.Tzakopoulos 5+1reb+4ast, B.Frasor 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 111879

Omonia - Etha 72-76
Rather expected game in Nicosia where 6th ranked Omonia (1-4) was defeated by fourth ranked Etha (4-1) 76-72. American power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami (FL), agent: Herb Rudoy) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds to led the charge for the winners and American-British swingman Tarick Johnson (192-81, college: Campbell, agent: Chris Kupcunas) helped with 13 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Slovenian guard Dejan Dunovic (193-82, agent: Goran Gramatikov) with 29 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Akida McLain (206-86, college: Indiana (PA)) with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Omonia lost their fourth game in a row. That victory allowed Etha (4-1) to climb to third place. They share it with Apollon. Omonia (1-4) on the other side took sixth position. Etha are looking forward to the next round to face AEL (#7) in Limassol. Omonia will play at home against Apollon hoping to prove their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
InterCollege Etha Engomis: K.Tutt 14+1reb+1ast, T.Johnson 13+5reb+2ast, A.King 12+9reb, V.Dabkus 11+5reb+1ast, R.Redding 10+4reb+1ast, G.Anastasiadis 8+2reb
Hasapis Omonia Nicosia: D.Dunovic 29+8reb+1ast, A.McLain 13+7reb, D.Bostick 11+5reb, D.Horner 9+2reb, A.Radojevic 6+3reb+2ast, L.Juknevicius 4+5ast
gschID: 111876

AEL - AEK 67-65
Quite upsetting was AEK's (#8) road defeat in a game versus ninth ranked AEL who edged guests 67-65. The biggest contributor to a victory was former international swingman Michalis Kounounis (194-81, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian guard Dejan Delic (199-83, college: High School, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) helped with 12 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Filip Vukosavljevic (206-83) who recorded double-double 26 points and 10 rebounds and Serbian swingman Vladimir Dujovic (194-82) added 11 points and 7 rebounds. AEL celebrated their first victory after four consecutive losses. That victory allowed AEL (1-4) to climb to sixth place. They share it with ENAD and Omonia. AEK (1-5) on the other side went down to ninth position as they recorded their fifth loss. AEL will meet next round higher ranked Etha (#4) and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. AEK will play against league's new leader APOEL (#1).
Top scorers:
Proteas Danoi AEL: M.Kounounis 14+5reb+5ast, A.Wyatt 14+3reb, D.Delic 12+3reb+3ast, I.Hoger 10+8reb, D.Papic 8+5reb+3ast, A.Liatsos 7+1reb+1ast
B.M.C. AEK Larnacas: F.Vukosavljevic 26+10reb+1ast, N.Papadopoulos 14+3reb+1ast, V.Dujovic 11+7reb+2ast, J.Collins 8+8reb, B.Jenkins 2+1reb, C.Kaskiris 2+1reb


Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. APOEL 5-0 
 2. Keravnos 5-1 
 3. Apollon 4-1 
 4. Etha 4-1 
 5. Achilleas 2-4 
 6. Omonia 1-4 
 7. AEL 1-4 
 8. ENAD 1-4 
 9. AEK 1-5 


A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dejan DUNOVIC
  Omonia
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Dunovic, Omonia19.8 
 2. Davis, AP.19.2 
 3. Radunovic, ENAD16.6 
 4. Djikanovic, Achilleas15.8 
 5. Johnson, Etha14.6 
 6. Hanavan, AP.14.4 
 7. Kounounis, AEL14.4 
 8. Sims, Apollon14.4 
 9. Camacho, Apollon14.4 
 10. Berdiel, AEK13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony KING
  Etha
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. King, Etha11.4 
 2. Radunovic, ENAD10.2 
 3. Djikanovic, Achilleas9.7 
 4. Radojevic, Omonia8.0 
 5. Dunovic, Omonia7.2 
 6. Johnson, Keravnos7.0 
 7. Buljan, AP.7.0 
 8. Bobbitt, AEK6.7 
 9. Biggs, Achilleas6.7 
 10. Bostick, Omonia6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apollon
  (187-G-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Stiggers, Apollon6.2 
 2. Berdiel, AEK6.0 
 3. Price, ENAD4.0 
 4. Lee, AP.4.0 
 5. Dunovic, Omonia3.4 
 6. Frasor, Achilleas3.3 
 7. Kounounis, AEL3.2 
 8. Radojevic, Omonia3.2 
 9. Kovac, AP.3.0 
 10. Palalas, AEL3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tony BOBBITT
  AEK
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bobbitt, AEK2.7 
 2. Price, ENAD2.6 
 3. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 4. Johnson, Etha2.4 
 5. Davis, AP.2.0 
 6. Berdiel, AEK2.0 
 7. Pantouris, Achilleas2.0 
 8. Kent, ENAD1.8 
 9. Panteli, AEK1.8 
 10. Dunovic, Omonia1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Avis WYATT
  AEL
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wyatt, AEL3.0 
 2. Radojevic, Omonia2.0 
 3. Johnson, Keravnos2.0 
 4. Dials, Apollon1.4 
 5. Fells, Keravnos1.3 
 6. Englicky, Apollon1.2 
 7. Collins, ENAD1.0 
 8. Johnson, Keravnos1.0 
 9. Stiggers, Apollon1.0 
 10. King, Etha0.8 


Christopoulos wins another one! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Apoel 71 - Keravnos 69
Great game at Lefkotheo indoor arena with an equal 1st half (40-36). Apoel came in stronger at the 2nd half and took the lead up to 13 (56-43 at the 3rd) with Keravnos making a comeback at the last 7 minutes, hitting 5 straight 3-pointers (2 with Johnson, 2 with Djordjevic and 1 with Cummings), closing the gap to 2 points.

An important stat for this game, is that Keravnos was forced below 70 pts for the 1st time so far and finished the game with 19 turnovers. On the other hand it had a better % from the 3 point line and 5 blocks.

Apoel had 10 steals as compared to 2 of Keravnos and kept its turnovers to 8.

For Giannis Christopoulos and its squad, Davis had 29 pts 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals. Hanavan was very good during the 1st half and finished with 10 pts.
For Keravnos, Cummings had 21 pts and 3 assists and Johnson added another 14.

Achilleas 72 - Apollon 83
Apollon routed Achilleas 72-83. This is an extremely important victory that places Apollon in the main contenders for the title. For the winners Louis (The Dragon) Sims had 20 pts.
For Achilleas, Diamantopouloss finished the game with 24 pts.

Omonoia 72 - Etha 76
Etha is still huge. Tutt scored 14 pts, Johnson added another 13 pts and Etha routed Omonoia 72-76 and is now 4-1.
In the loosing squad Dunovic had 29 pts and grabbed 8 rebounds.

Ael 67 - Aek 65
Ael was ahead at half by 32-19, at the 3rd by 53-46 and rolled past Aek 67-65. This was Ael's 1st victory.
For Ael, Kounounis and Whyatt finished the game with 14 pts. For the loosing squad, Vukosavljevic had 26 pts and 14 rebounds.




Davis' 29 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
29-year old guard Jeremiah Davis (183-G-81, agency: Strategic Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Cytavision Apoel Nicosia and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 29 points adding five rebounds for APOEL in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Keravnos (#2, 5-1) 71-69. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed APOEL to take over top position in the Cypriot league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but APOEL already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Davis had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be APOEL's top player in his first season with the team. University of Pacific graduate has very impressive stats this year. Davis is in league's top in points (2nd best: 19.2ppg) and averages solid 55.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Dejan Dunovic (193-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) of Hasapis Omonia Nicosia. He is Slovenian guard in his first season at Omonia. In the last game Dunovic recorded impressive 29 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Omonia was edged by slightly higher-ranked Etha (#4, 4-1) 76-72. Omonia managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. 4 lost games is too many comparing to just one victory Omonia managed to get this year. Dunovic is a newcomer at Omonia and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.8ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 7.2rpg and 3.4apg.

Third place about best performers goes to center Filip Vukosavljevic (206-C-83) of B.M.C. AEK Larnacas (#9). Vukosavljevic scored 26 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Vukosavljevic's great performance AEK lost 65-67 to slightly higher-ranked AEL (#8, 1-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. AEK can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-5 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Vukosavljevic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Vukosavljevic has a very solid season. In 6 games in Cyprus he scored 10.7ppg. He also has 4.7rpg and FGP: 57.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kevin Johnson (201-F-84) of Keravnos - 14 points and 8 rebounds
5. Vonteego Cummings (192-G-76) of Keravnos - 21 points and 3 assists
6. Tarick Johnson (192-G/F-81) of Etha - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Michalis Kounounis (194-F/G-81) of AEL - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Vladimir Dujovic (194-G/F-82) of AEK - 11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Akida McLain (206-F-86) of Omonia - 13 points and 7 rebounds
10. Anthony King (206-F/C-85) of Etha - 12 points and 9 rebounds


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Czech Republic NBL round 11 best performance: Dwight Burke - by Eurobasket News
American forward Dwight Burke (203-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for BK Nova Hut Ostrava, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out BK Prostejov (#1, 8-2) 88-85. NH Ostrava maintains the 5th position in Czech Republic NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. NH Ostrava will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. In the team's last game Burke had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be NH Ostrava's top player in his first season with the team. Former Marquette University star has very solid stats this year. Burke is in league's top in points (5th best: 14.9ppg), rebounds (4th best: 8.6rpg) and averages impressive 41.4% from behind 3-point line. Worth to mention Burke played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Canadian Kyle Landry (206-F-86) of league's leader BK Prostejov. Landry had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as BK Prostejov was edged by the lower-ranked NH Ostrava (#5, 6-4) 88-85. Despite lost game BK Prostejov moved up to 1st position in the standings. It was just his team's 2nd loss this season, while they won 8 other games. Landry is well-known at BK Prostejov and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.5ppg (#1). He also registered 9.8 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another BK Nova Hut Ostrava's star - forward Lukas Palyza (204-F-89). Palyza scored 29 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of NH Ostrava, helping his team with a 88-85 win against the higher-ranked BK Prostejov (#1, 8-2). NH Ostrava needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Palyza has a very solid season. In 10 games in Czech Republic he scored 13.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lukas Kotas (194-F-84) of USK Praha - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Derek Wright (175-G-86) of BK Pardubice - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Radim Kramny (212-C-85) of Svitavy - 9 points and 12 rebounds
7. Martin Miklosik (226-C-86) of B&W Opava - 17 points and 9 rebounds
8. Tomas Teply (190-G-87) of Svitavy - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Marcus Arnold (207-F/C-84) of BK Pardubice - 16 points and 13 rebounds
10. Pavel Frana (212-C-77) of Plzen - 14 points and 9 rebounds


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Ligaen Round 11: Svendborg loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News
Coincidentally all hosts won their games. Round 11 in Ligaen means a new league leader. The biggest surprise Naestved's (#3) victory at home over league's leader Svendborg (10-1) 88-79. It also means that the series of ten victories in a row of Svendborg ended. The best player for the winner was American guard D.J. Smedley (180-G-84, college: Ill.-Chicago) who had double-double 18 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. His countryman power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay (OH)) helped with 18 points and 8 rebounds. American power forward Christian Cavanaugh (207-86, college: Oregon Tech, agent: David Castillo) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Coach Craig Pedersen tried in this game 10 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Naestved maintain third place having just two points less than leader Bakken. Defending champion Svendborg dropped to the second place with one game lost. Svendborg will play next round against Vaerlose trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Naestved will try to continue on it's current victory against Horsholm on the road.
Another important game was second ranked Bakken where they got another (11-1) easy victory against lower ranked Amager BK (3-9) beating them by 56
106-50. It allowed Bakken to take over leadership position after Svendborg's (10-1) failure in this round. Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) orchestrated the victory with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Chris Christoffersen contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Emil Frost (192-88) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Amager BK. Bakken has an impressive series of nine victories in a row. Thanks to that win Bakken become a new league leader. Amager BK dropped to the ninth place with nine games lost. Amager BK will play next round against Aabyhoj trying to get back on winning track. Bakken will try to continue on it's current victory against sixth ranked Horsens IC at Horsens.
An interesting game was also second ranked Bakken where they got another (11-1) easy victory on it's own court in Aarhus against Naestved (7-5) beating them by 20
82-62. It was a great evening for Charles Burgess who led his team to a victory with double-double 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Lee Roberts responded with double-double 22 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Naestved dropped to the third place with five games lost. Naestved will play against Horsholm hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
We should not miss the game of ninth ranked Vaerlose (3-8) against 6th ranked Horsens IC (5-6) where host Vaerlose rolled over at home their opponents by 36 points
92-56. It was an exceptional evening for Bonell Colas who led the winners with double-double 26 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players allowing starting five to get some rest. Thanks to that win newly promoted Vaerlose moved-up to eighth place. Horsens IC dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. Vaerlose's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Svendborg on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.


Bakken - Amager BK 106-50
Another important game was second ranked Bakken where they got another (11-1) easy victory against lower ranked Amager BK (3-9) beating them by 56 106-50. It allowed Bakken to take over leadership position after Svendborg's (10-1) failure in this round. Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) orchestrated the victory with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Chris Christoffersen contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Emil Frost (192-88) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Amager BK. Bakken has an impressive series of nine victories in a row. Thanks to that win Bakken become a new league leader. Amager BK dropped to the ninth place with nine games lost. Amager BK will play next round against Aabyhoj trying to get back on winning track. Bakken will try to continue on it's current victory against sixth ranked Horsens IC at Horsens.
Top scorers:
Bakken Bears: C.Christoffersen 18+9reb, C.Burgess 15+6reb+6ast, P.Linnet 14+1reb+2ast, A.Jorgensen 14+3reb+4ast, H.Petkov 13+6reb+1ast, S.Krath 10+11reb+4ast
BK Amager: E.Frost 17+6reb+3ast, M.Pedersen 9+6reb+3ast, R.Larsen 8+5reb+4ast, J.Lombo 8+2reb+1ast, N.Miliares 4+3reb+3ast, M.Blom Davidsen 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 95121


Vaerlose - Horsens IC 92-56
We should not miss the game of ninth ranked Vaerlose (3-8) against 6th ranked Horsens IC (5-6) where host Vaerlose rolled over at home their opponents by 36 points 92-56. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Bonell Colas (206-82, college: Florida) who led the winners with double-double 26 points and 15 rebounds and Senegalese power forward Pape Ba (205-81, college: Bethune-Cookman) who stepped in adding 16 points. American power forward Mike St.John (203-84, college: La Salle) came up with double-double 10 points and 12 rebounds and his countryman guard Rickey Claitt (188-81, college: Oregon St.) added 11 points and 4 assists for Horsens IC in defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players allowing starting five to get some rest. Horsens IC lost their third game in a row. Thanks to that win newly promoted Vaerlose moved-up to eighth place. Horsens IC dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. Vaerlose's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Svendborg on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose BBK: B.Colas 26+15reb+3ast, P.Ba 16+4reb+2ast, J.McFarlane 12+1reb+7ast, M.Rasmussen 10+1reb+1ast, S.Jensen 8+4reb+5ast, T.Dengsoe 7+1reb+1ast
Horsens IC: R.Claitt 11+2reb+4ast, M.St.John 10+12reb, A.Madsen 10+1reb+1ast, M.Sahlertz 9+1ast, H.Schur 6+7reb+2ast, S.Einarsson 5
gschID: 95122


Bakken - Naestved 82-62
An interesting game was also second ranked Bakken where they got another (11-1) easy victory on it's own court in Aarhus against Naestved (7-5) beating them by 20 82-62. It was a great evening for American-Belizean guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) who led his team to a victory with double-double 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. International swingman Chris Nielsen (192-85, agent: David Castillo) helped adding 10 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay (OH)) responded with double-double 22 points and 11 rebounds and former international power forward Peter Johansen (205-80, agent: Arik Krayn) with 7 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Naestved dropped to the third place with five games lost. Naestved will play against Horsholm hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
Top scorers:
Bakken Bears: C.Burgess 22+14reb+4ast, A.Jakobsen 12+4reb+1ast, H.Petkov 12+3reb+1ast, C.Nielsen 10+6reb+3ast, J.Jensen 9+5reb+5ast, M.Thuesen 5+2reb+2ast
Team FOG Naestved: L.Roberts 22+11reb+2ast, D.Smedley 10+5reb, N.Andreasen 9+3reb+1ast, M.Kasiulevicius 8+3reb, P.Johansen 7+7reb+6ast, M.Nielsen 2+1reb
gschID: 95118


Naestved - Svendborg 88-79
Coincidentally all hosts won their games. Round 11 in Ligaen means a new league leader. The biggest surprise Naestved's (#3) victory at home over league's leader Svendborg (10-1) 88-79. It also means that the series of ten victories in a row of Svendborg ended. The best player for the winner was American guard D.J. Smedley (180-84, college: Ill.-Chicago) who had double-double 18 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. His countryman power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay (OH)) helped with 18 points and 8 rebounds. American power forward Christian Cavanaugh (207-86, college: Oregon Tech, agent: David Castillo) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and former international forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC, agent: Kim Rasmussen) added 20 points for the guests. Coach Craig Pedersen tried in this game 10 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Naestved maintain third place having just two points less than leader Bakken. Defending champion Svendborg dropped to the second place with one game lost. Svendborg will play next round against Vaerlose trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Naestved will try to continue on it's current victory against Horsholm on the road.
Top scorers:
Team FOG Naestved: L.Roberts 18+8reb+1ast, D.Smedley 18+7reb+11ast, L.Hoirup 13+1reb, N.Christensen 12+1reb+1ast, P.Johansen 11+9reb+3ast, M.Kasiulevicius 9+3reb
Svendborg Rabbits: N.Iversen 20+2reb+1ast, C.Cavanaugh 17+7reb, A.Darboe 10+3reb+6ast, C.Colman 9+1reb+1ast, M.Plannthin 9+2reb+3ast, M.Williams 6+7reb
gschID: 951


Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Bakken 11-1 
 2. Svendborg 10-1 
 3. Naestved 7-5 
 4. SISU 6-5 
 5. Horsholm 5-3 
 6. Horsens IC 5-6 
 7. Aabyhoj 5-6 
 8. Vaerlose 3-8 
 9. Amager BK 3-9 
 10. Aalborg 0-11 


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


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Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 2-0 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 1-0 
 3. Erie Bay H. 1-1 
 4. Sioux Falls S. 0-1 
 5. Dakota W. 0-2 
Southwest Division
 1. New Mexico 1-0 
 2. Rio Grande 1-0 
 3. Austin T. 1-1 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 1-1 
 5. Maine RC 1-1 
 6. Texas L. 0-1 
West Division
 1. Reno Bighorns 2-0 
 2. Bakersfield J. 1-1 
 3. Springfield A. 1-1 
 4. Idaho S. 0-1 
 5. Utah F. 0-2 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alan ANDERSON
  New Mexico
  (198-G/F-82)
  Avg: 34
 1. Anderson, New M.34.0 
 2. Roby, Rio Grande31.0 
 3. Johnson, Bakersfi.24.0 
 4. Edwards, New M.24.0 
 5. Major, Dakota W.23.0 
 6. Sims, Iowa E.23.0 
 7. Kruger, Utah F.21.5 
 8. Ewing, Reno B.21.5 
 9. Dentmon, Texas L.21.0 
 10. Reynolds, Spring.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony RICHARDSON
  New Mexico
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Richardson, New M.15.0 
 2. Cousin, Austin T.12.0 
 3. Harris, Maine RC12.0 
 4. Wallace, Bakersfi.11.0 
 5. Fazekas, Reno B.11.0 
 6. Hamilton, Utah F.11.0 
 7. Sims, Iowa E.10.5 
 8. Johnson, Erie B.10.0 
 9. Gladness, Rio G.10.0 
 10. Wilmont, Ft.Wayne.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dominique COLEMAN
  New Mexico
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Coleman, New M.9.0 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns9.0 
 3. Stinson, Iowa E.8.0 
 4. Daniels, Texas L.7.0 
 5. Stoudamire, Idaho S.7.0 
 6. Goldwire, Sioux F.7.0 
 7. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers6.5 
 8. Cooper, Dakota W.6.0 
 9. Kruger, Utah F.6.0 
 10. Lewis, Texas L.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio DANIELS
  Texas L.
  (193-G-75)
  Avg: 3
 1. Daniels, Texas L.3.0 
 2. Adams, Sioux F.3.0 
 3. Lofton, Iowa E.3.0 
 4. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers3.0 
 5. Tiller, Idaho S.3.0 
 6. Curry, Springfield A.2.5 
 7. Landry, Reno B.2.5 
 8. Jeffers, Iowa E.2.5 
 9. Horton, New Mexico2.0 
 10. Kramer, Ft.Wayne.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Texas L.
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Williams, Texas L.5.0 
 2. Alabi, Erie Bay H.4.5 
 3. Sykes, Sioux F.4.0 
 4. Rolle, Maine RC3.5 
 5. Cousin, Austin T.3.0 
 6. Gladness, Rio G.3.0 
 7. Joiner, Austin T.2.5 
 8. Eyenga, Erie Bay H.2.5 
 9. Mbodji, Utah F.2.0 
 10. Wallace, Bakersfi.2.0 


Sunday: Mad Ants and Bighorns celebrate - by Eurobasket News
Ft.Wayne MA - Sioux Falls S. 99-97
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants used a late run in the fourth quarter to win their season opener at home against the Sioux Falls Skyforce 99-97. Roderick Wilmont (6'4''-G-83, college: Indiana) energized the Mad Ants late in the game with an 18 point second half. Sioux Falls was hot at the start of the game, jumping out to a quick 16 point lead over the Ants, and they finished the first quarter up 31-21. The Skyforce held the lead going into the locker room at the half up 51-43 over the home team. The second half was a back and forth battle, as the Mad Ants led for the first time all game with 1:40 left on the clock off of two free throws made by Chris Kramer (6'3''-G-88, college: Purdue). The Skyforce had one last chance to win the game and came up short. Wilmont led all scorers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Walker Russell (6'0''-G-82, college: Jacksonville St.) finished with 16 points and Darnell Lazare (6'8''-F-85, agency: Impact Basketball, college: LSU) contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Skyforce had five players finish in double figures and were led by Anthony Mason (6'7''-F-87, agency: Rogue Sports), who finished with 17 points. These two teams will meet again Tuesday night at the Memorial Coliseum at 7:00pm. *Courtesy of www.wane.com

Reno Bighorns - Utah F. 110-105
A game that saw each team hold a double-digit lead, seven technical fouls and 111 free-throw attempts fell Reno's way on Sunday, as the Bighorns outlasted the Utah Flash, 110-105, to complete the opening-weekend sweep in the Reno Events Center. Patrick Ewing (6'8''-F-84, college: Georgetown), Jr. led five Bighorns in double figures on Sunday, recording 28 points to complement 11 rebounds and six assists. Ewing finished 15-of-17 from the charity stripe for a Reno squad that shot 74.1 percent (43-of-58) from the line on the day. The Bighorns (2-0) ran out to a quick 8-0 lead and led by as many as 16 in the first period. But the Flash (0-2) would fire back in the second, outscoring Reno 31-22 in the period to tie the score at the break, 50-50. In that second quarter, Head Coach Eric Musselman and point guard Aaron Miles (6'1''-G-83, college: Kansas) were ejected after being handed two technical fouls apiece. In the second half, the lead changed hands four times, including a swing that pushed Utah ahead by 10. In the second half, though, Ewing scored 18 points and Mo Charlo kicked-in 12 to push the ‘Horns to the victory. Charlo finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for Reno, while Nick Fazekas chipped-in 19 points and nine boards. The Flash were led by a 27-point effort by Kevin Kruger (6'1''-G-83, college: UNLV), who connected on 16-of-18 tries from the free-throw line. Orien Greene hit three three-point attempts on his way to 19 points. The Bighorns continue a season-opening five-game string at home next weekend. Reno takes on the Bakersfield Jam at 1 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Reno Events Center. Tickets are on-sale now. *Courtesy of www.ktvn.com


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Hype Turn Over Win to Wizards - by EBA Media
New York Wizards win 135-113

The Hudson Valley Hype came into their Saturday 11/20 competition with one sure thing, and that was last years league leading scorer Lou McCrowski, and McCrowski did not disappoint. McCrowski put up 45 points against the Wizards!

'We knew Lou was going to get his' Stated Wizards Head Coach Greg Cerillo 'Thank goodness Lou was a little off from the free throw line (4 of 13) or he would have put up 50 plus'

The reason the normally defense minded Coach Cerillo might sound a little relaxed about McCrowski's outstanding performance is that it truly did not alter the Wizards game plan.

'Look you never want people to have those type of days against you,' stated Coach Cerillo 'but our game plan was to attempt to turn over the Hype's ball handlers and close the middle to drives causing their players, other than McCrowski, to score from the outside. We did just that.'

An aggressive Wizards on ball defense forced 22 Hype turnovers. Those entering the Wizards middle were not met with much success either as the Wizards blocked 11 Hype shots in the contest.

'Ours is and always will be a team effort' Stated Coach Cerillo 'Even though most of our starters played less than 18 minutes each they still produced some very impressive stats'

Center Al Ndiaye finished the game with 12 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks in less than 20 minutes of play. Jason Fraser backed up Ndiaye in his first game of the season and posted 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 block. Power forwards Kevin Vasilla (8 points and 5 rebounds) and Donald Harrison (17 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks) provided size and depth the Hype could not match.

Small forward BB Bekono played his usually stellar floor game filling up the stat sheet with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Darrell Wonge contributed 17 points including two 3's from a different area code. Jerome Richardson played his second consecutive outstanding contest with 27 points, 5 monster dunks, and a perfect 7-7 from the free throw line.

Captain Aubin Scott once again was dominant from the point, scoring 28 points while dishing out 11 assists, grabbing 6 rebounds, and recording 5 steals. 'Aubin's man on defense is outstanding' Stated Coach Cerillo 'Once again he dominated play against his matchup.'

In two contests Wizards Point Guard Aubin Scott has averaged almost 35 PPG and 10 APG compared to his starting opponents 4.5 PPG and 2 APG certainly gaining him consideration for EBA player of the week for the second week in a row.

'We had 114 points by the end of the 3rd quarter' Stated Coach Cerillo 'Our effort at that point was to get everyone to play and not get anyone hurt. Yet you still need to appreciate the effort this Hype club put up right to the final horn.'

Cerillo continued: 'The Hype never treated the game like it was over or even concerned themselves with the score in relation to the quality of their effort. They played to the last minute, and their 4th quarter was the best with them scoring 39 points in the last 12 minutes. They will be a tuff out for anyone who faces them.'




All-Stars Defeat Bombers 135-115 - by EBA Media
EBA's Metro All-Stars Record Pre-Season Win Over ACPBL's Beltway Bombers

Congratulations to Calvin Brown and his Metropolitan All-Stars team for a convinvcing 135-115 win this past weekend (11/20/10) over Chaz Dudley's Beltway Bombers. The win for the All-Stars is unofficial for EBA Standings.


An exhibition game, touted as the DMV vs Diabetes game, is planned as a benefit this weekend (11/27/10). The All-Stars will provide nurses on site to do free diabetes testing, have lots of food, and highlight half time shouts for prizes and much much more.




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  EGYPT   


Superleague Standings
Superleague Standings
Group A
 1. Al Ittihad 6-0 
 2. Gasco 4-1 
 3. Zamalek 4-2 
 4. Shorta-Police 2-4 
 5. Sporting 1-4 
 6. Al Dhan 0-6 
Group B
 1. Ahly 5-1 
 2. Somouha 4-1 
 3. Gezira 3-2 
 4. Geish Army 2-4 
 5. Al-Intaj 1-4 
 6. Shams 1-4 


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Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Kalev/Cramo 11-2 
 2. TU/Rock 9-1 
 3. TTU/Kalev 8-2 
 4. Rakvere 7-3 
 5. Rapla 4-7 
 6. TTU/Kalev II 4-7 
 7. Valga/CKE 3-7 
 8. Parnu 2-9 
 9. Voru KK 0-10 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G/F-92)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Raap, Parnu19.5 
 2. Saage, Rakvere18.4 
 3. Brown, Va.18.3 
 4. Erm, Rapla17.2 
 5. Vares, Va.16.8 
 6. Pokla, Rakvere16.4 
 7. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.15.0 
 8. Raadik, Parnu15.0 
 9. Kuuba, Voru KK14.5 
 10. Arnold, TT.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony BROWN
  Valga/CKE
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 12
 1. Brown, Va.12.0 
 2. Pokla, Rakvere9.6 
 3. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.9.5 
 4. Arnold, TT.9.5 
 5. Kuuba, Voru KK9.4 
 6. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.9 
 7. Ringmets, Rapla8.5 
 8. Erm, Rapla8.0 
 9. Osby, TT.8.0 
 10. Hughes, TT.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Georgi TSINTSADZE
  TU/Rock
  (192-G-86)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock3.8 
 2. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo3.4 
 3. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.3 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock3.2 
 5. Dorbek, Rakvere3.1 
 6. Winston, Va.3.1 
 7. Oja, Va.3.0 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla3.0 
 9. Karner, Parnu2.9 
 10. Archibald, TT.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock2.7 
 2. Laane, Rapla2.5 
 3. Keedus, TT.2.5 
 4. Veideman, TU/Rock2.3 
 5. Erm, Rapla2.3 
 6. Dorbek, Rakvere2.2 
 7. Saage, Rakvere2.1 
 8. Doronin, TU/Rock2.1 
 9. Evart, TU/Rock2.0 
 10. Pilk, TT.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock1.9 
 2. Osby, TT.1.6 
 3. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 4. Brown, Va.1.1 
 5. Arnold, TT.1.0 
 6. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.8 
 7. Talts, TU/Rock0.8 
 8. Saarmets, TTU/K.0.7 
 9. Montgomery, Rapla0.7 
 10. McGee, Rakvere0.6 


Joosep Pokla claims Estonian EMKL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Joosep Pokla (195-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for BC Rakvere Tarvas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 24-year old forward had the game-high 17 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Rakvere in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Parnu (#8, 2-8) with 26-point margin 94-68. Rakvere maintains the 4th position in Estonian EMKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Rakvere will need more victories to improve their 6-3 record. Pokla turned to be Rakvere's top player in his first season with the team. Pokla has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (8th best: 15.0ppg) and rebounds (5th best: 8.8rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young American center Michael Dunigan (208-C-89) of league's best team BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn. Dunigan impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Kalev/Cramo to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Rapla (#6, 4-7) 80-52. Of course Kalev/Cramo still keep league's top spot. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 10 matches. Dunigan is a newcomer at Kalev/Cramo and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was another BC Rakvere Tarvas' star - Canadian Richard Anderson (199-F-77). Anderson scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of Rakvere, helping his team with a 94-68 easy win against the lower-ranked Parnu (#8, 2-8). Rakvere needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 3 lost games. Anderson has a very solid season. In 9 games in Estonia he scored 10.9ppg. He also has 6.0rpg and FGP: 62.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Renato Lindmets (198-F-84) of Rakvere - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Michael Dunigan (208-C-89) of Kalev/Cramo - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Michael Dunigan (208-C-89) of Kalev/Cramo - 16 points and 10 rebounds
7. Silver Kuuba (198-F-74) of Voru KK - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Joosep Toome (202-F-85) of Kalev/Cramo - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Rannar Raap (187-G/F-92) of Parnu - 20 points and 4 rebounds
10. Kristo Saage (184-G-85) of Rakvere - 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists


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Benfica wants to win in Eurochallenge - by Luis Filipe Cristovao

Sport Lisboa Benfica's Head Coach Henrique Vieira spoke today about the Eurochallenge game versus Lugano Tigers.

'We know a lot about their team. We know the players, theyre all top level players. Unfortunately we dont know enough about them as a team. They have 10 games-10 victories in the Swiss League, but with our public, well have enough support to win this game.'

Henrique Vieira noted that the most important in tomorrows game will be defense. 'That's the big change between a game in the domestic league and the Eurochallenge games. We must be quicker and stronger if you want to win games'. Vieira also spoke about what went wrong in the Day 1 game against Lukoil. 'It was an awful beginning. We must be focus since the start, and even if Lugano is very strong, with 8 north-american players, in our house things must be done our way'.

For the fans all around the world, the game will be televised by Sport Lisboa Benfica TV, starting at 9 pm. Lisbon time.

Source: SL Sport Lisboa Benfica



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  EUROCUP   


Krasnie Krilya Samara chose Stanislav Eremin as head coach - by Emiliano
The new head coach of Krasnie Krilya Samara is Stanislav Eremin . The Russian team hired the coach after the decision to fire Mikhail Mikhailov following the loss in Eurocup against Pepsi Caserta last week.
Eremin in the last three seasons was at the helm of Triumph Lyubertsy and in 2009 reached the Eurochallenge semifinals.
The main task of Eremin will be to revive the Russian team which, after an important market in summer, is 2-3 in PBL and lost the first game in Eurocup.


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Fenerbahce Ulker agrees with Sean May - by Eurobasket News
Sean May (203-F/C-84, college: N.Carolina) has reached an agreement in principle with Fenerbahce Ulker. He is expected to arrive in Istanbul on Wednesday for medical examinations.
Sean May spent last season with the Sacramento Kings. He appeared 37 times in the league averaging 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds. From 2005 to 2009 he was a member of the Charlotte Bobcats. This pre-season he spent with the New Jersey Nets.


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


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  FINLAND   


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Heard, Tarmo21.6 
 2. Wilson, Honka19.8 
 3. Bailey, LrNM.19.6 
 4. Barrett, KTP19.4 
 5. Ivey, KTP19.0 
 6. Harris, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 7. Moore, LrNM.18.8 
 8. Allen, Karhu18.4 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto17.2 
 10. Walker, Kouvot17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Wood, Karhu14.1 
 2. Young, Tarmo11.4 
 3. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.6 
 4. Vinson, Kouvot10.5 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.5 
 6. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.9 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto9.4 
 8. Belser, Honka9.3 
 9. Wright, Korihait8.9 
 10. Fells, Kataja8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dijuan HARRIS
  Salon Vilpas
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Harris, Salon Vilpas4.4 
 2. Virtanen, Kataja4.3 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto4.2 
 4. Moore, LrNM.3.9 
 5. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.6 
 6. Sarcevic, Korihait3.6 
 7. Wood, Karhu3.6 
 8. Ivey, KTP3.3 
 9. Fields, KTP3.0 
 10. Vuori, Namika Lahti3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jerald FIELDS
  KTP
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fields, KTP2.3 
 2. Sarcevic, Korihait2.2 
 3. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto1.9 
 5. Barrett, KTP1.8 
 6. Belser, Honka1.8 
 7. Fells, Kataja1.8 
 8. Conerly, Tarmo1.7 
 9. Newson, Kataja1.7 
 10. Richards, ToPo1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Heard, Tarmo1.3 
 2. Reaves, Korihait1.0 
 3. Wood, Karhu0.9 
 4. Belser, Honka0.8 
 5. Moore, LrNM.0.7 
 6. Latimer, Namika Lahti0.7 
 7. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 8. Young, Tarmo0.7 
 9. Wright, Korihait0.6 
 10. Skamo, Karhu0.6 


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  FRANCE   


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 18
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.18.0 
 2. Haynes, Chalon17.4 
 3. King, Le Havre17.4 
 4. Rivers, Roanne16.4 
 5. Massie, Limoges15.9 
 6. Amagou, Roanne15.9 
 7. Hamilton, Paris-.15.6 
 8. Mejia, Cholet15.6 
 9. Walsh, AS.15.5 
 10. Bell, Orleans15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-F/C-77)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Massie, Limoges11.4 
 2. Jones, Le Havre9.3 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.8 
 4. Issa, Gravelines8.4 
 5. Darden, Nancy8.4 
 6. Jefferson, AS.8.3 
 7. Walsh, AS.8.3 
 8. Krupalija, Hyeres.8.1 
 9. Elegar, Vichy7.8 
 10. Koffi, Le Mans7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7
 1. Reid, Vichy7.0 
 2. King, Le Havre5.9 
 3. Wright, Limoges5.9 
 4. Sciarra, Pau-La.5.9 
 5. Woodside, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Diabate, Roanne5.7 
 7. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.3 
 8. Linehan, Nancy5.3 
 9. Pellin, Le Mans5.0 
 10. Albicy, Paris-Le.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.9 
 2. Walsh, AS.2.8 
 3. Dobbins, Hyeres-T.2.7 
 4. Diabate, Roanne2.3 
 5. Schilb, Chalon2.1 
 6. Bennett, Pau-La.2.1 
 7. Biggs, Limoges2.0 
 8. Causeur, Cholet2.0 
 9. Dewar, Le Mans2.0 
 10. Diot, Le Mans2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Frank ELEGAR
  Vichy
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Elegar, Vichy2.0 
 2. Pasco, Strasbourg1.6 
 3. Lewin, Vichy1.5 
 4. Koffi, Le Mans1.4 
 5. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 6. Joseph, Pau-Lacq.1.3 
 7. Jefferson, AS.1.3 
 8. Akingbala, Nancy1.2 
 9. Dunn, Roanne1.1 
 10. Gelabale, AS.1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest17.7 
 2. Bouldin, Clermont17.4 
 3. Harris, Lille17.3 
 4. Daniels, Nanterre16.9 
 5. Runkaukas, Quimper16.8 
 6. Reed, Evreux16.6 
 7. Carter, Nanterre16.4 
 8. Davis, Le Portel16.3 
 9. Sneed, Maurienne16.3 
 10. Sonko, Maurienne16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Korvotney BARBER
  Nantes
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Barber, Nantes10.8 
 2. Giles, Rouen9.6 
 3. Monroe, Boulogne8.7 
 4. Bing, Dijon8.7 
 5. Daniels, Chalons-.8.3 
 6. Campbell, Le Portel8.1 
 7. Rouse, Charleville8.1 
 8. Badiane, Boulazac8.1 
 9. Monds, Bourg8.0 
 10. Massot, Antibes7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.6 
 2. Downey, Nantes5.8 
 3. Williams, Le Portel5.3 
 4. Ingram, Antibes5.1 
 5. Denave, St Vallier5.1 
 6. Darnauzan, Mauri.4.9 
 7. Taylor, Rouen4.9 
 8. Craven, Dijon4.7 
 9. Dunn, Maurienne4.7 
 10. Patiejunas, Boulo.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  Dijon
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Craven, Dijon2.8 
 2. Da Silva, Evreux2.7 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.6 
 4. Shiloh, St Vallier2.4 
 5. Daniels, Chalons-.2.4 
 6. Hachad, Fos Ouest2.4 
 7. Sonko, Maurienne2.4 
 8. Harris, Lille2.3 
 9. Davis, Evreux2.2 
 10. Doyne, Charleville2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest1.7 
 2. Barber, Nantes1.4 
 3. Monds, Bourg1.3 
 4. Jefferson, Quimper1.3 
 5. Diakite, Chalons-.1.2 
 6. N''Diaye, Clermont1.0 
 7. McKenzie, Boulazac0.9 
 8. Davis, Evreux0.9 
 9. James, Bourg0.8 
 10. Bouldin, Clermont0.8 


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Blair, Denek24.5 
 2. Blot, Blois19.8 
 3. Pridotkas, Brest17.8 
 4. Kennedy, Orchy16.8 
 5. Laroche, St Ch.16.4 
 6. Lalugba, Denain16.3 
 7. James, Challans16.1 
 8. Ford, Bordeaux15.8 
 9. Disy, Roche15.7 
 10. Petrovic, St Et.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher GRIMM
  Blois
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Grimm, Blois9.2 
 2. Simmons, St Et.8.9 
 3. Hoard, Lievin8.4 
 4. Alingue, Souffel8.2 
 5. Roberts, Brest8.1 
 6. Lesieu, St Quentin8.0 
 7. Griffin, Angers B.7.9 
 8. Boutry, Challans7.7 
 9. Ipouck, Le Puy7.5 
 10. Allen, Lievin7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Brochard, Blois5.5 
 2. Ramphort, Angers B.5.5 
 3. Cortey, Le Puy5.0 
 4. Driss, Bordeaux4.6 
 5. Sauret, Denain4.2 
 6. Thomas, St Etienne4.1 
 7. Darrigand, Bordeaux4.0 
 8. Barbry, Orchy4.0 
 9. Rambur, St Quentin3.9 
 10. Tillon, St Chamond3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Blair, Denek2.9 
 2. Sauret, Denain2.5 
 3. Neri, Roche2.4 
 4. Ipouck, Le Puy2.1 
 5. Driss, Bordeaux1.9 
 6. Roberts, Brest1.8 
 7. M''Bodji, Souffel1.8 
 8. Thinon, Sorgues1.7 
 9. Calvez, Denek1.7 
 10. Barbry, Orchy1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Bordeaux
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ford, Bordeaux2.0 
 2. Rinna, St Chamond1.8 
 3. Traore, Angers B.1.8 
 4. Alingue, Souffel1.7 
 5. Gourde, Get Vosges1.3 
 6. Lalugba, Denain1.2 
 7. Roberts, Brest1.2 
 8. Kennedy, Orchy1.1 
 9. Pourchot, CFBB1.0 
 10. Diallo, Roche1.0 


French ProA round 7 best performance: Kevin Houston - by Eurobasket News
American guard Kevin Houston (179-G-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, three rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Strasbourg (#10, 3-4) 85-77. Despite this victory Hyeres-Toulon dropped to the 7th position in French ProA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hyeres-Toulon will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. In the team's last game Houston had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He turned to be Hyeres-Toulon's top player in his first season with the team. Kevin Houston averages this season 14.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 37-year old American John McCord (201-F-73) of Strasbourg IG. McCord had a very good evening with 28 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Strasbourg lost that game 77-85 to the higher-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (#7, 4-3). This loss caused Strasbourg to drop to 10th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. McCord is a newcomer at Strasbourg, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Kenny Younger (203-F-77, agency: Warren Sports International) of Union Poitiers Basket 86 (#15). Younger scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Younger's great performance Poitierarleys lost 81-88 to the higher-ranked Orleans (#11, 3-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Poitierarleys 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 Younger he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Younger has a very solid season. In 7 games in France he scored 15.0ppg. He also has 6.1rpg, 3.4apg and FGP: 62.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Yannick Bokolo (191-G-85) of Gravelines - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Christophe Massie (206-F/C-77) of Limoges - 14 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Akinlolu Akingbala (208-F-83) of Nancy - 19 points and 6 rebounds
7. Victor Samnick (203-F-79) of Nancy - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Demetric Bennett (193-G-85) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Pape Badiane (207-F/C-80) of Poitierarleys - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. K.C. Rivers (196-G/F-87) of Roanne - 15 points and 7 rebounds


Nate Carter claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Nate Carter (199-F/C-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best JSF Nanterre and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 27-year old power forward had the game-high 20 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Nanterre in his team's victory, helping them to beat Chalons-Reims (#11, 4-5) 85-76. Nanterre maintains the 2nd position in French ProB. They are still close to the very top. Nanterre would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-1 record. It's Carter's second year at Nanterre and it's hard to imagine this team without him. The University of Oklahoma graduate has very impressive stats this year. Carter is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.4ppg) and averages solid 58.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old Jamaican forward Sherman Gay (201-F-82) of Fos Ouest Provence Basket. Gay impressed basketball fans with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Fos Ouest cruised to a 89-82 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked St Vallier (#12, 4-5). This victory allowed Fos Ouest to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Gay is well-known by Fos Ouest fans and he already established his position as the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.7ppg (#1). He also registered 6.4 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Taron Downey (186-G-83) of Hermine Nantes Atlantique (#13). Downey scored 24 points and passed seven assists. Despite Downey's great performance Nantes lost 88-89 to the lower-ranked Quimper (#18, 2-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Nantes not to end season on such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 6 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Downey could try to bring Nantes' a little bit higher in the standings. Downey has individually a great season in France. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.8apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andre Harris (201-F/C-85) of Lille - 25 points and 10 rebounds
5. Drake Reed (196-F-87) of Evreux - 21 points and 7 rebounds
6. Malick Badiane (211-F/C-84) of Boulazac - 20 points and 9 rebounds
7. James Mathis (199-F/C-84) of Maurienne - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Etienne Plateau (187-G-86) of Boulogne - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Dreke Bouldin (202-G/F-80) of Clermont - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Kyle Shiloh (191-G-85) of St Vallier - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists


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Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Muhamed THACI
  Trepca
  (200-G/F-81)
  Avg: 26
 1. Taci, Lirija26.0 
 2. Morban, Lirija24.8 
 3. Matic, Kumanovo.23.1 
 4. Petkovski, Pelist.18.8 
 5. Trajkovski, Torus S.18.4 
 6. Jeter, Lirija18.2 
 7. Jovanovic, Ultima.17.4 
 8. Bilbija, Ovce Pole16.8 
 9. Pavlovski, Lirija16.0 
 10. Stefanov, Rabot.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kiril PAVLOVSKI
  Lirija
  (210-C-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Pavlovski, Lirija11.8 
 2. Jovanovic, Ultima.10.3 
 3. Nikolovski, MZT S.8.3 
 4. Petric, Kumanovo.8.1 
 5. Taci, Lirija8.0 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus S.7.8 
 7. Filipovic, Ovce Pole7.8 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.7.7 
 9. Jelesijevic, Ovce P.7.7 
 10. Chappell, ABA S.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos MORBAN
  Lirija
  (187-G-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Morban, Lirija6.2 
 2. Mirakovski, Rabot.6.0 
 3. Petrovski, MZT S.5.2 
 4. Kostovski, Torus S.4.8 
 5. Blazevski, Rabotnicki4.3 
 6. Taci, Lirija4.2 
 7. Neal, ABA Strumica3.5 
 8. Lazic, Ultimate.3.5 
 9. Cvetkov, ABA S.3.4 
 10. Grncarov, MZT S.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gjorgi ANAKIEVSKI
  Pelister Bitola
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Anakievski, Pelist.3.0 
 2. Morban, Lirija2.4 
 3. Buchberger, ABA S.2.0 
 4. Miljkovic, Torus S.1.8 
 5. Mirakovski, Rabot.1.8 
 6. Berat, Lirija1.7 
 7. Blazevski, Rabotnicki1.6 
 8. Petkovski, Pelist.1.5 
 9. Matic, Kumanovo.1.4 
 10. Sokolov, Feni I.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Muhamed THACI
  Trepca
  (200-G/F-81)
  Avg: 1
 1. Taci, Lirija1.0 
 2. Jeter, Lirija1.0 
 3. Kurciev, Ultima.0.9 
 4. Mihajlovski, Ultima.0.8 
 5. Lazic, Ultimate.0.8 
 6. Petkovski, Pelist.0.8 
 7. Talevski, Pelist.0.7 
 8. Jovanovic, Ultima.0.7 
 9. Anakievski, Pelist.0.7 
 10. Petrovski, MZT S.0.6 


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  GEORGIA   


Highest League Standing
Superleague Standings
 1. TSU Tbilisi 4-0 
 2. MIA Tbilisi 3-0 
 3. Kutaisi 2-1 
 4. Army 2-1 
 5. Sokhumi 2-2 
 6. Energy Rustavi 2-2 
 7. GSAU Tbilisi 2-2 
 8. Batumi 1-2 
 9. Dinamo Tbilisi 1-3 
 10. Samedicino 1-3 
 11. GTU Tbilisi 0-4 


Superleague Round 4: TSU Tbilisi takes over a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of Superleague and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. Round 4 most exciting game was a derby match of two local teams TSU Tbilisi (#2) and Dinamo Tbilisi (#8). Dinamo Tbilisi was smashed at home by 34 points 72-106. Worth to mention a great performance of center Richard Matiashvili (209-89) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Giorgi Markhvashvili (190-83) contributed with 22 points and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Irakli Alkhanaidze (202-92) replied with double-double 18 points and 12 rebounds for Dinamo Tbilisi. Both coaches used bench players giving the chance to rest for starting five. TSU Tbilisi has a solid series of four victories in a row comparing to three consecutive losses by Dinamo Tbilisi. TSU Tbilisi (4-0) is a new league leader. Dinamo Tbilisi dropped to the ninth place with 1-3 record. They have the same record like Samedicino. Dinamo Tbilisi will play next round against Sokhumi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi. TSU Tbilisi will try to continue on it's current victory against sixth ranked Energy Rustavi at home.
Another interesting game was also a derby match of two local teams from Tbilisi: Army (#7) and Sokhumi (#3). Sokhumi was smashed at home by 32 points 64-96. Worth to mention a great performance of center Revaz Atanelishvili (208-86, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds and Kote Tugushi who added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Richard Damus (198-83, college: Troy) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Army (2-1) jumped to the third spot. They share that position with Kutaisi. Sokhumi dropped to the fifth place. They have the same record like Energy Rustavi and GSAU Tbilisi. Army's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena GSAU Tbilisi.
An interesting game was also surprising home defeat of higher ranked Energy Rustavi (#4) in a game versus Samedicino (#11) 62-70. The winners were led by Tornike Niniashvili who had that evening 22 points. Even 14 points and 9 rebounds by Levan Tsekvava did not help to save the game for Energy Rustavi. Samedicino celebrated their first victory after three consecutive losses. Samedicino (1-3) jumped to the ninth spot. They share that position with Dinamo Tbilisi. Energy Rustavi (last year champion) dropped to the fifth place with 2-2 record. They have the same record like GSAU Tbilisi and Sokhumi. Samedicino's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena .
We should not miss road victory of ninth ranked Batumi (1-2) over higher ranked GSAU Tbilisi (2-2) 89-84. Lasha Keshelava fired double-double 28 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Batumi celebrated their first victory after two consecutive losses. Batumi (1-2) jumped to the eighth spot. GSAU Tbilisi dropped to the fifth place. Batumi's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked GTU Tbilisi (#11) at home. GSAU Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Army.
And finally the game worth to mention about is Kutaisi's easy win against GTU Tbilisi 87-75. It was a very good performance for Rezo Didia who helped to win the game recording double-double 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Kutaisi's coach Malkhaz Kokhreidze used 10-player rotation allowing starting five to get some rest. Kutaisi (2-1) jumped to the third spot. They share that position with Army. GTU Tbilisi still at the very bottom with 0-4 record. Kutaisi will face next round league's second-placed MIA Tbilisi on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. GTU Tbilisi will play against Batumi (#8) hoping to get finally their first victory.



Energy Rustavi - Samedicino 62-70

An interesting game was also surprising home defeat of higher ranked Energy Rustavi (#4) in a game versus Samedicino (#11) 62-70. The winners were led by center Tornike Niniashvili (205-82) who had that evening 22 points and guard Giorgi Gulisabedashvili (194-88, agent: Side Court) who supported him with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Even 14 points and 9 rebounds by guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) did not help to save the game for Energy Rustavi. Samedicino celebrated their first victory after three consecutive losses. Samedicino (1-3) jumped to the ninth spot. They share that position with Dinamo Tbilisi. Energy Rustavi (last year champion) dropped to the fifth place with 2-2 record. They have the same record like GSAU Tbilisi and Sokhumi. Samedicino's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena .
Top scorers:
Samedicino-Academia: T.Niniashvili 22+4reb+2ast, T.Chachibaia 13+2reb+2ast, B.Bekauri 12+7reb+2ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 10+11reb+3ast, T.Tavartkiladze 8+2reb+7ast, M.Chochua 4+2reb+1ast
Energy Invest Rustavi: M.Abaishvili 16+4reb+1ast, L.Tsekvava 14+9reb+3ast, T.Toudjani 14+8reb, Z.Machavariani 10+2reb+1ast, S.Lamu 4+10reb, B.Tsivtsivadze 2+5reb+6ast
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GSAU Tbilisi - Batumi 84-89

We should not miss road victory of ninth ranked Batumi (1-2) over higher ranked GSAU Tbilisi (2-2) 89-84. Former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) fired double-double 28 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Forward Nodar Tenieshvili (198-92) helped with double-double 26 points and 11 rebounds. Guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and guard Giorgi Nanitashvili (187-90) added 17 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Batumi celebrated their first victory after two consecutive losses. Batumi (1-2) jumped to the eighth spot. GSAU Tbilisi dropped to the fifth place. Batumi's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked GTU Tbilisi (#11) at home. GSAU Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Army.
Top scorers:
Basco Batumi: L.Keshelava 28+11reb+1ast, N.Tenieshvili 26+11reb+1ast, I.Maisuradze 16+4reb+2ast, L.Eliadze 11+3reb+1ast, M.Ninua 4+2reb+1ast, I.Mikeladze 2+4reb+8ast
GSAU Tbilisi: R.Chachanidze 19+1reb, G.Khaniashvili 19+6reb+2ast, G.Nanitashvili 17+5reb+2ast, G.Javakhshvili 13+9reb+1ast, G.Tetelashvili 12+3reb+6ast, G.Gemazashvili 4+6reb+1ast
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Army - Sokhumi 96-64

Another interesting game was also a derby match of two local teams from Tbilisi: Army (#7) and Sokhumi (#3). Sokhumi was smashed at home by 32 points 64-96. Worth to mention a great performance of center Revaz Atanelishvili (208-86, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds and former international guard Kote Tugushi (192-84) who added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Richard Damus (198-83, college: Troy) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds and his countryman power forward Carl Damus (203-84, college: CSU Bakersfield) with 7 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Army (2-1) jumped to the third spot. They share that position with Kutaisi. Sokhumi dropped to the fifth place. They have the same record like Energy Rustavi and GSAU Tbilisi. Army's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena GSAU Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Army Sport Klub Tbilisi: R.Atanelishvili 22+8reb, M.Berishvili 17+4reb, K.Tugushi 15+8reb+4ast, A.Boisa 14+6reb+2ast, G.Bakradze 9+2reb+7ast, Z.Babiashvili 9+3reb
Sokhumi Tbilisi: R.Damus 15+8reb+1ast, M.McCrary 11+6reb+3ast, I.Shanidze 11+6reb, L.Parghalava 8+2reb+1ast, C.Damus 7+13reb, I.Sordia 6+7reb+3ast
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TSU Tbilisi - Dinamo Tbilisi 106-72

Round 4 most exciting game was a derby match of two local teams TSU Tbilisi (#2) and Dinamo Tbilisi (#8). Dinamo Tbilisi was smashed at home by 34 points 72-106. Worth to mention a great performance of center Richard Matiashvili (209-89) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Giorgi Markhvashvili (190-83) contributed with 22 points and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Irakli Alkhanaidze (202-92) replied with double-double 18 points and 12 rebounds and center Teimuraz Tavamaishvili (205-88) added 16 points and 6 rebounds for Dinamo Tbilisi. Both coaches used bench players giving the chance to rest for starting five. TSU Tbilisi has a solid series of four victories in a row comparing to three consecutive losses by Dinamo Tbilisi. TSU Tbilisi (4-0) is a new league leader. Dinamo Tbilisi dropped to the ninth place with 1-3 record. They have the same record like Samedicino. Dinamo Tbilisi will play next round against Sokhumi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi. TSU Tbilisi will try to continue on it's current victory against sixth ranked Energy Rustavi at home.
Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: R.Matiashvili 24+7reb+2ast, G.Markhvashvili 22+1reb+7ast, M.Panchulidze 15+2reb+6ast, D.Khizanishvili 11+5reb, 9+5reb+6ast, G.Kvelashvili 9+2reb
Dinamo Tbilisi: I.Alkhanaidze 18+12reb, T.Tavamaishvili 16+6reb+1ast, N.Chavelashvili 11+4reb, G.Tvauri 6+4reb, L.Edzgveradze 6+4reb+3ast, N.Guldedava 5+1ast
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Kutaisi - GTU Tbilisi 87-75

And finally the game worth to mention about is Kutaisi's easy win against GTU Tbilisi 87-75. It was a very good performance for forward Rezo Didia (203-87) who helped to win the game recording double-double 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Buba Berishvili (183-83) contributed with 17 points and 6 assists for the winners. Kutaisi's coach Malkhaz Kokhreidze used 10-player rotation allowing starting five to get some rest. Forward Zviad Antadze (198-88, college: Monroe Coll.) replied with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) added 24 points for GTU Tbilisi. Kutaisi (2-1) jumped to the third spot. They share that position with Army. GTU Tbilisi still at the very bottom with 0-4 record. Kutaisi will face next round league's second-placed MIA Tbilisi on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. GTU Tbilisi will play against Batumi (#8) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi Kutaisi: B.Kvimsadze 18+3reb+6ast, B.Berishvili 17+4reb+6ast, R.Didia 14+12reb+5ast, A.Lominashvili 11+6reb, T.Babunashvili 7+1ast, M.Bolkvadze 7+5reb+1ast
Georgian Tachnical University: B.Chikviladze 24+3reb, Z.Antadze 16+6reb+6ast, V.Beruashvili 14+7reb+4ast, A.Lomouri 8+7reb+2ast, L.Chokhonelidze 7+5reb+3ast, D.Gasitashvili 4+1reb+1ast
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SUPERLEAGUE: DAY 4 - by Akaki Bakradze
GSAU vs. Batumi 84:89
Students considered the favorite but they lost the game. This is the first victory of Batumi, who won in a tight match.
Chachanidze 19 pts. Khaniashvili 19 pts. (GSAU)
Keshelava 28 pts. 11 rbs. Tenieshvili 26 pts. 11 rbs. (Bat)

Army vs. Sokhumi 96:64
It was the central match of the day but the fight did not happen. Army from the first minute led the score and confidently won the match.
Atanelishvili 22 pts. M.Berishvili 17 pts. (Army)
C.Damus 15 pts.

TSU vs. Dinamo 106:72
In a meeting of the leader with an outsider it was a foregone conclusion. Fight was not even in one episode of the match
Matiashvili 24 pts. Markhvashvili 22pts. (TSU)
Alkhanaidze 18 pts. 12 rbs. (Din)

Energy vs. Samedicino 62:70
Sensation of the day took place in Rustavi where the champion was defeated in the last seconds. Before that students have not yet won.
Abaishvili 16 pts. (Ener)
Niniashvili 22 pts. (Sam)

Kutaisi vs. GTU 87:75
In the meeting championship debutants, hosts were favorites. Kutaisi has a strong team and they proved in this match.
Kvimsadze 18 pts. 6 ass. B.Berishvili 17 pts. 6 ass. (Kut)
Chikviladze 24 pts (GTU)

Revaz Atanelishvili  (208-C-86, agency: Interperformances)


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lasha KESHELAVA
  Batumi
  (200-F-81)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Keshelava, Batumi24.3 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.20.0 
 3. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi19.7 
 4. Chochua, Samed.19.7 
 5. Chikviladze, GTU T.19.5 
 6. Markhvashvil., TSU T.19.0 
 7. Tugushi, Army18.7 
 8. Panchulidze, TSU T.18.5 
 9. Chachanidze, GSAU T.17.0 
 10. Khaniashvili, GSAU T.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davit IMNADZE
  MIA Tbilisi
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Imnadze, MIA T.12.0 
 2. Damus, Sokhumi11.5 
 3. Keshelava, Batumi11.0 
 4. Damus, Sokhumi10.5 
 5. Bekauri, Samedicino10.0 
 6. Ugrekhelidze, Army9.3 
 7. Toudjani, Energy R.9.3 
 8. Matiashvili, TSU T.9.3 
 9. Tugushi, Army9.3 
 10. Tenieshvili, Batumi8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAPRINDASHVILI
  TSU Tbilisi
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Gaprindashvi., TSU T.6.8 
 2. Tugushi, Army5.7 
 3. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.5 
 4. Bakradze, Army5.0 
 5. Tavartkiladz., Samedi.4.7 
 6. Matiashvili, TSU T.4.5 
 7. Tetelashvili, GSAU T.4.5 
 8. Beruashvili, GTU T.4.5 
 9. Mikeladze, Batumi4.3 
 10. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Lasha PARGHALAVA
  Sokhumi
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Parghalava, Sokhu.3.0 
 2. Beruashvili, GTU T.3.0 
 3. Antadze, GTU T.3.0 
 4. Markhvashvil., TSU T.2.7 
 5. Eliadze, Batumi2.7 
 6. Bakradze, Army2.7 
 7. Gaprindashvi., TSU T.2.5 
 8. Panchulidze, TSU T.2.5 
 9. Gulisabedash., Samedi.2.3 
 10. Tugushi, Army2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergo ATUASHVILI
  Army
  (223-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Atuashvili, Army2.0 
 2. Damus, Sokhumi2.0 
 3. Kobidze, GTU T.1.8 
 4. Bekauri, Samedicino1.7 
 5. Boisa, Army1.7 
 6. Toudjani, Energy R.1.7 
 7. Matiashvili, TSU T.1.5 
 8. Imnadze, MIA T.1.3 
 9. Antadze, GTU T.1.3 
 10. Damus, Sokhumi1.3 


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  GERMANY   


DaShaun Wood claims German 1.Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American DaShaun Wood (185-G-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 25-year old guard had the game-high 34 points adding two rebounds and five assists for Dt.Bank SKY in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Walter Tigers (#13, 3-5) 79-76. Dt.Bank SKY maintains the 2nd position in German 1.Bundesliga. They are still close to the very top. Dt.Bank SKY would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-2 record. In the team's last game Wood had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Dt.Bank SKY's top player in his first season with the team. Wright State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Wood is in league's top in points (5th best: 15.5ppg), assists (6th best: 4.4apg) and averages solid 40.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American swingman Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, agency: 540 Sports) of Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Martin impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds. Of course Bremerhaven cruised to a 90-80 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked EnBW L'burg (#16, 3-7). This victory allowed Bremerhaven to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Martin is well-known by Bremerhaven fans and he already established his position as the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.3ppg (#7). He also registered 7.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) of Walter Tigers Tuebingen (#13). Watts scored 21 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Watts' great performance Walter Tigers lost 76-79 to the higher-ranked Dt.Bank SKY (#2, 8-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Walter Tigers not to end season on such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Watts could try to bring Walter Tigers' a little bit higher in the standings. Watts has individually a great season in Germany. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.0rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tony Skinn (185-G-83) of NY Phantoms - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84) of Duesseldorf - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Vassil Evtimov (207-C/F-77) of MBC - 11 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83) of Phoenix Hagen - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Zachery Peacock (203-F-87) of LTi 46ers - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84) of Phoenix Hagen - 8 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Coleman Collins (206-F-86) of ratiopharm - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists


Wallace's 19 points and 6 assists give him ProA Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old guard Jonathan Wallace (187-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team FC Bayern Muenchen and receives a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had the game-high 19 points adding six rebounds and six assists for B.Muenchen in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Crailsheim (#12, 3-6) with 26-point margin 91-65. It allowed B.Muenchen to take over top position in the German ProA. B.Muenchen have a solid 8-1 record. Wallace turned to be B.Muenchen's top player in his first season with the team. Georgetown University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Wallace is in league's top in points (8th best: 19.0ppg), assists (8th best: 4.6apg) and averages solid 58.7% FGP and 40.6% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Kejuan Johnson (193-G-85) of Webmoebel Baskets Paderborn. He is American guard in his first season at Webmoebel. In the last game Johnson recorded impressive 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Webmoebel cruised to a 85-76 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Wuerzburg (#2, 7-2). Despite this victory they still are the lowest ranked team. 7 lost games is too many comparing to just two victory Webmoebel managed to get this year. Johnson is a newcomer at Webmoebel and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.8ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 6.6rpg and 5.8apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Sanijay Watts (193-F-87, agency: Limelight Hoops) of SOBA Dragons Rhoendorf (#10). Watts scored 19 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Watts' great performance SOBA Dragons lost 81-89 to the higher-ranked Heidelberg (#7, 5-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of SOBA Dragons ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Watts could help SOBA Dragons to bring them higher in the standings. Watts has a great season in Germany. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.7ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 9.7rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Larry Cunningham (190-G-85) of Jena - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Draelon Burns (194-G-85) of Webmoebel - 27 points and 4 rebounds
6. Morgan Lewis (193-F-87) of ETB Wohnbau - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86) of Osnabrueck - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Melvin Hall (183-G-85) of Jena - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Kyle Moore (191-G-87) of SOBA Dragons - 22 points and 3 rebounds
10. Stuart Turnbull (188-G-84) of Hannover - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists


German ProB round 9 best performance: Marcus Monk - by Eurobasket News
American swingman Marcus Monk (198-G/F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Hertener Loewen, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds, while his team edged out Leipzig (#10, 3-6) 78-76. It allowed Herten to take over top position in the German ProB. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Herten has a very solid 7-2 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Monk turned to be Herten's top player in his first season with the team. Former The University of Arkansas star has very solid stats this year. Monk is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.2ppg. Monk is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 9.8rpg) and averages impressive 3.4spg and 67.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young Andreas Seiferth (206-F/C-89) of ALBA Berlin II. Seiferth had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead ALBA Berlin II to another comfortable win outscoring Wulfen (5-4) 86-62. This victory allowed ALBA Berlin II to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Seiferth is well-known at ALBA Berlin II and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Willis Gardner (185-G-86) of Licher Basket Baeren (#3). Gardner got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds and five assists. Despite Gardner's great performance Licher Baeren lost 95-97in overtime to the lower-ranked Giessen (#10, 2-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Licher Baeren needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 7 victories and 2 lost games. Gardner has a great season in Germany. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.9apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. DeUndrae Spraggins (191-G-83) of BG Illertal - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Kristofer Speier (206-F-81) of Schwelm - 18 points and 13 rebounds
6. Monyea Pratt (196-F-85) of Leipzig - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Lamar Morinia (183-G-81) of Leipzig - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Henje Knopke (193-G/F-85) of Wolfenbuettel - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Marcus King-Stockton (206-F-85) of Vechta - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Michael Lay (175-G-83) of Konstanz - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists


The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Were Able To Feel The Spirit Of AJ Moye On The Court Discharging The Walter Tigers Tuebingen 79-76 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

With the shocking stroke that AJ Moye suffered earlier in the week, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners wanted to play in honour of the injured Skyliner who lives, eats, drinks and dreams of basketball and the club was as motivated to win against his ex team Tuebingen like all of Britain now is in anticipation of the royal wedding of William and Kate, or the whole organization and fans of the Gloria Giants Duesseldorf are for winning their first game and giving coach Murat Didin a few less sleepless nights and Bayern Munich soccer club getting back to the top of the Bundesliga standings and giving president Uli Hoeness his arrogant touch back that everyone seems to love and accept and Frankfurt was able to transform that real eye of the tiger energy from AJ Moye on the court as they nipped The Walter Tigers Tuebingen 79-76. Frankfurt ha dtheir game faces on for 40 minutes, but it was obvious that their thoughts was with the lovable AJ Moye. 'I feel that the spirit of AJ Moye was on the court tonight. We wanted to win for him and played very hard. We knew that this would be a very difficult game. We knew that AJ would have wanted us to play hard and that inspired us. We pulled it out for AJ', stressed Skyliner shooting guard Jimmy Mckinney. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen also played their hearts out and had Moye in their thoughts even guys that never played with him. 'I think his eye of the tiger was on the court tonight. I am sure he wanted to physically on the court and was probably thinking about the game all day. Moye is a fighter and I wish him all the best getting well again', commented Walter Tuebingen forward Dane Watts. In the end, no team deserved to lose, but Frankfurt was able to pull it out at the end. 'We knew that it wouldnt be easy for us without Powell and Moye Basketball is a team game and we understood how to adjust to these tow key loses. We got big games from Mckinney and Dabbert. Key was getting defensive stops at the end and their turnover sealed the win for us', stated Skyliner guard DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.). For Tuebingen losing like this was just bitter. 'We had a very good chance to take a win from a undermanned Frankfurt team, but we were unable to pull it out at the end', stressed Tuebingen forward Dane Watts.

'I want to beat Tuebingen by a million points' were the words that Moye said after the win against EnBW Ludwigsburg which was another typical unique quote by Moye as not only his gregarious character was missed off the court, but also on the court with his play. 90 minutes before the start of the game, one was already getting a feeling that a special strong love was being given from the fans as more and more number 40s were appearing in the Ballsporthalle giving support AJ Moye who had suffered a stroke on Tuesday. Very many AJ Moye get well signs were handed out in the arena, the usual #6 (6th man) fan jersey had the number 40 and there was a get well AJ card in the arena where all the fans could give the Los Angeles native their own little special message. The atmosphere was a bit sorrowful about what had happened to Moye, but at the same time also positive. Life must go on, but the people in the Ballsporthalle showed that Moye was on their minds. Even though Moye is a member of Frankfurt, he played in Tuebingen for three years and was teammates with coach Igor Perovic and general manager Robert Wintermantel at times seemed in deep thought about their ex teammate who had been such an inspiration for them in Tuebingen. 'I was really shocked when I heard the news about Moye. He always played with 100% and gave everything to help the team. He was loved by the fans in Tuebingen and quickly loved in Frankfurt. Even when he was hurt in a game, he kept playing and just wanted to win. I know that he is a fighter. He will fight and do everything to return. He knows that myself and everyone in Tuebingen is thinking about him. He is a great guy and I wish him all the best', stressed ex Frankfurt player Robert Wintermantel.

AJ Moye played two seasons with Walter Tigers Tuebingen coach Igor Perovic and also played for him as he became coach. Perovic also seemed stricken by the events around Moye, but had nice memories of the ex Indiana Hoosiers. 'It was unbelievable when I heard the news. AJ has a great charachter perhaps the best in the league. He always showed energy on the court as he showed in Tuebingen and I am not surprised how fast Frankfurt has taken him into their hearts. He always practiced hard in practice and never practiced easy. He always gave 100% and just has a special mentality. He is simply a very special person', stated Walter Tigers Tuebingen coach Igor Perovic. Even players that never played with him had only positive words for Moye. 'The news about AJ is really sad. I dont know him personally, but he is a very good guy. I dont remember him so much since I played against him in my first year with Goettingen, but I do remember that he is a very hard nosed undersized three man, that is physical, a good defender and always tough', stated ex BG Goettingen forward Chris Oliver. Moye was not only supported by everyone in the arena, but also had his family in the stands. 'The atmosphere was great in the arena. AJ is doing well is moving around. It was great seeing all the love for AJ in the arena', said the step dad of AJ Moye.

As if the loss to AJ Moye had not been enough to digest, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners got a second sour message as they learned that ex NBA player Roger Powell would miss 4-6 weeks due to a ligament rupture. 'A player from Maccabi Haifa hit my knee in the game which caused my injury', stated Skyliner forward Roger Powell. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners got off to a slow start as The Walter Tigers Tuebingen quickly jumped on Frankfurt taking a 6-0 lead as they scored twice in the set offense with a Chris Oliver jumper and lay in off the penetration from Branislav Ratkovica and Dane Watts made a thunderous dunk on the fast break scoring on a 2 on 1 with Johannes Herber who supplied him with the pass. Frankfurt seemed a bit nervous and were still feeling out Tuebingen as they let them get inside easily. Despite a spectacular behind the back pass from Ratkovica to Oliver which led to an easy bucket inside, Frankfurt slowly got their offense rolling as Wood nailed a three pointer and two free throws and Joe Dabbert started a 6-0 run and hit with a jumper and a lay in after working overtime for the offensive rebound as Frankfurt trailed only 10-9 and Kimmo Muurinen gave Frankfurt their first lead 11-10 as he scored on a reverse lay up getting a no look pass from Wood on the fast break. Both teams showed quickly that neither team would be able to go on a big run as there were six more lead changes in the last few minutes. Rathkovica scored inside with a penetration finger tip role, Quantez Robertson scored with a dunk off the fast break and Anatoly Kashirov scored with a turn around shot over Marius Nolte as Tuebingen led 14-13. After Nolte and Rathkovica free throws, Kenny Wiliams gave Tuebingen the 17-15 lead back. With little time remaining in the first quarter, Robertson hit a jumper from the wing and Jimmy Mckinney drooped a bomb as Frankfurt led 21-17 after one quarter. 'We started off a bit slow as guys may have been a bit nervous without me and Moye. We got our rhythm going, but Tuebingen was rebounding very well. Both teams were competing very hard', stressed injured Skyliner Roger Powell. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 47% from the field and 43% from outside while The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were shooting 44% from the field and 0% from outside. Tuebingen had the slim 11-9 rebound edge, but three turnovers while Frankfurt had two turnovers.

The second quarter remained a real dogfight as neither team was able to lead by more than four points. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen was able to weaken the Frankfurt momentum going on a 6-1 run to take the 24-22 lead. Serb Radovan Markovic supplied two jumpers and showed that his shooting is his biggest weapon and Wiliams fought for an offensive rebound and scored as Frankfurt was trailing again. Tuebingen would keep the lead as known shooter Johannes Herber annoyed Frankfurt with two jumpers as Frankfurt trailed 28-27. Markovic then nailed his third shot of the quarter from the wing as he left Mckinney in the air and then took three steps to his left and gave Tuebingen the 31-27 lead. The game may never have witnessed a big run of say 12-0 or 14-0, but it was a game of small runs. Frankfurt went on a 6-2 run asDominik Bahiense De Mello nailed a three pointer and Mckinney countered with athree pointer a beautiful lay up high of the glass. Kashirov then tied the game at 36-36 with a hook shot high of the glass, but Frankfurtw ent into halftime with the 39-37 lead as Nolte made a pretty spin move off the glass and Wood hit two free throws. Tuebingen scored the last bucket of the game as the shot of Kashirov was an air ball which was scooped up in the air by Watts and put into the basket. 'It was a hard fought game and we never stopped fighting. We played good defense in the second quarter', stressed ex Utah Jazz Roger Powell. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 43% from the field and 38% from the three point line while The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were shooting 47% from the field and 20% from the three point line. Tuebingen had the 21-17 rebound edge, but six turnovers while Frankfurt had five turnovers.

The third quarter remained very tight as The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to keep the lead for the first six minutes before The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were able to retake the lead. Frankfurt might have been without work horse AJ Moye and pure scorer7rebounder Roger Powell, but the team still hand their road runner DaShaun Wood who started hot in the third quarter as he scored a mid distance jumper and then a three pointer as Frankfurt led 44-39. Wood took 24 free throws and seemed like he was living at the line as the only thing missing was a lounge chair and TV and ESPN Sportscenter. Wood finished with 34 points and had already felt early that it would be his day. 'I felt good in warm ups as I imitated some of the things that AJ usually does. A part of AJ was in my body today. I think these were the most free throws that I ever took in a game. It felt like an NBA game for me, because usually its guys like Iverson and Bryant who get 20 + free throws per game', expressed Wood. Super Tez then scored in the lane making a nice pass fake to Nolte and finishing himself. Frankfurt had their W Wood and Tuebingen had their W Watts who was their work horse under the boards. After two watts free throws, he then made a dunk after retrieving a no look pass from Kashirov. Frankfurt never led comfortably and after Wood hit a pull up pop shot and Frankkfurt led 50-44, Tuebingen stormed back with a 6-2 run to tie the game at 50-50. Tuebingen kept doing damage inside as Powell was dearly missed as Kashirov scored inside twice. The game stayed close as Tuebingen could retake the lead. Ex German national player Johannes Herber nailed a three pointer as the whole Tuebingen bench popped to their feet and Tuebingen led 53-51. It isnt always Pascal Roller with the big shot, but Mckinney also has proved time in and time out who big his shot can be as he tied the score at 53-53. However then it was time again for the Dane Watts show as he was so difficult to stop on this night as he scored on a reverse lay up getting fed by Ratkovica and then stole the ball and played give and go with Herber and then scoring on the fast break lay up. Tuebingen led 57-53 and Mckinney finished the scoring in the third quarter with a floater as Tuebingen led 57-55. 'Both teams continued to fight and Tuebingen never gave up', said Roger Powell. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were shooting 48% from the field and 25% from the parking lot while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 41% from the field and 33% from the parking lot. Tuebingen continued to dominate the rebounding 29-24 and both teams had nine turnovers a piece.

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen kept the lead for the first five minutes and were able to lead by as much as six points 64-58. Watts kept up his scoring rampage scoring with a quick scoot past Muurinen on the wing and then stepped outside and buried a three pointer. Despite the Tuebingen lead, one never really was afraid that Tuebingen could run away with the game as Frankfurt made big plays on defense and getting stops and letting them come back into the game with a 7-0 run to retake the lead 65-64 and they would never trail again. Robertson and Wood made free throws and Mckinney hit a three pointer from the top of the key. Wood stayed strong on offense drawing fouls it seemed on every second possession. After two Wood free throws for the 68-66 lead, Ratkovica tied the game at 68-68 with two free throws. Wood and then Watts went head to head scoring twice, but Frankfurt kept the lead 73-70. De Mello then hit one free throw as Frankfurt led 74-70. With under a minute to go it was Ratkovica that scored on the penetration and getting the end one as Tuebingen trailed 74-73. Mckinney then made one of two free throws, but got a break as Tuebingen couldnt handle the rebound as the ball landed in the hands of Dabbert and he scored with aput back as Frankfurt led 77-73. Herber then nailed a clutch three pointer as Tuebingen trailed only 77-76. After Wood missed two free throws, Tuebingen had 8 seconds to play, but Radovan Markovic stepped out of bounds turning the ball over to Frankfurt. 'We had some bad luck on the last play. We tried to get the ball quickly up the court, but Markovic was on the line. Everything that could go wrong for us in that situation did', stressed Chris Oliver. Wood then made his two mistakes good by making two free throws as Frankfurt closed out the game with a 79-76 win.

'This was a tough game to loose. We made a few mistakes at the end with turnovers and not boxing out which cost us the game. Frankfurt played well on the pick and roll and in the penetration. We were unable to stop Wood. Ok he is quick, but you simply cant allow him to break the defense', stated wx CSKA Moscow center Anatoly Kashirov. 'We played good defense down the stretch. We got the stops when we needed them and the difference between good and bad teams is if you can get stops. We also showed that without Powell and Moye, there were other guys that stepped up. I had to be more aggressive tonight', warned American Jimmy Mckinney. Frankfurt killed us on the transition and penetration. We missed many easy shots and were not good off the dribble', commented Chris Oliver. 'We were unable to control Wood. When he wasnts coring or getting to the free throw line, he was kicking the ball out. Wood stepped it up big and was the difference', stated Dane Watts.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by DaShaun Wood with 34 points, five rebounds and two turnovers. Jimmy Mckinney added 16 points. Quantez Robertson chipped in with nine points, three rebounds and three steals. Marius Nolte produced eight points and three rebounds. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen was led by Dane Watts with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Branislav Ratkovica chipped in with 13 points and five assists. Johannes Herber produced 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Anatoly Kashirov produced 10 points and five rebounds. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners won their seventh game in a row in the BEKO BBL and now must shift gears again for a few days and get ready for the next game in the Eurochallenge against BK Ventspils. Despite the win, The DEutsche Bank Skyliners can still improve in some areas.'We can improve with our help side defense and rotations. But in general with our offense and defense execution can get better', stressed Jimmy Mckinney. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners return to action on November 23rd at BK Ventspils. 'We want to carry the energy against Tuebingen into our game in the Eurochallenge', warned DaShaun Wood.




John Bynum (TBB Trier) Postgame Thoughts To 80-65 Loss Against The Artland Dragons - 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 after the 80-65 loss against The Artland Dragons.

A tough 80-65 loss at The Artland Dragons. TBB trier got off to an ok start, but Artland made a run in the second half of the first quarter. Why and how could Artland jump on TBB Trier like that?


Well they were able to score in transistion and we were having trouble matching up on the break at times. They also were able to get easy baskets in the lane and dictated the tempo of the game in the 2nd and 3rd quarters.


TBB Trier had the 42-32 lead at halftime. Is the Artland arena one of the most difficult arenas in the BEKO BBL to be trailing and actually coming back and winning the game?



yes it is a difficult place to play and can get extremely loud in the gym. We fell behind and the crowd became involved at times and yea it is very hard to come back in any arena but Artland has a great atmosphere.

The Artland Dragons had the comfortable lead in the second half and cruised home to victory. Why wasnt TBB Trier able to get back into the game?



We just couldnt get any momentum going at any part of the game. They controlled a lot of key elements in the game and we werent able to put together any runs on them.

What gave TBB Trier the biggest problems against The Artland Dragons over 40 minutes?


I think we couldnt get back on defense and they hurt us in their transition and we gave up too many easy looks and you cant do that on the road against a team of this caliber. They are an extremely deep team and you cant have any let ups at any time of the game


You saw Tyrese Rice for the first time. He played in Greece last season and is a second year man. He seems to slowly be coming into his own. What did you like most about his game?


Tyrese is a good guard, he is tough to stay in front of in transistion and uses the pick and role really well. He gets in the lane and finished well last night.


TBB Trier was led by two Germans with Phillip Zwiener with 18 points and Maik Zirbes with 16 points. Seeing two German top scorers in the BEKO BBL for one team is very rare. Could we see this more often in the future with Zirbes coming more into his own?


Maik had a good game last night and he has a lot of upside to him. He is so athletic and can do a lot of things when his head in his the game. It is a long season and I am sure Maik is capable of having more games like this.

Dashaun Wood pulled his Monta Ellis with 34 points, five assists and one turnover. What is Allen Iverson going to do on Tuesday against BG Goettingen in the Eurochallenge game in Braunschweig?


Allen Iverson will have a solid game.. come on its AI... lol

What kind of meaning does the Pink Panther cartoon figure have for you?



For some reason I used to watch the Pink Panther when I was little a lot, I also liked Tom and Jerry and a couple of other cartoons but for the most part the Pink Panther was that cartoon that kept me up as a little kid.

Alba Berlin against Giessen on Sunday. Can Giessen pull the upset?



Well anything is possible in the league as long as Giessen plays hard than anything is possible. It is a difficult task beating Alba by any means but Giessen just has to play hard and see what happens.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


The last DVD I saw was Big Mamma's House


Thanks John for the chat.






Travis Walton (Ratiopharm Ulm) Postgame Thoughts To 96-89 Win against Phoenix Hagen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Travis Walton (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Michigan St.) is a 23 year old 187cm point guard from Lima, Ohio. He is playing his first season with Ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Michigan State from 2005-2009 where he served as team captain for three consecutive years, being the 3rd in history of Michigan State school to do that. Led the Big 10 in assist to turnover ratio 2.4 to 1 and broke Magic Johnson's career assist record at Michigan State. Walton possesses great toughness, strength and leadership skills and is an exceptional defender. Last season he played shortly for Lugano Tigers (Switzerland-LNA, starting five), left in Dec.'09: 13 games: 8.9ppg, 1.2rpg, Assists-5 (4.9apg), 1.5spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 85.7% before returning back to Michigan State to help the coaching staff. Some achievements that he has received were Big Ten Tournament Semifinals -06, 08, 09, Big Ten All-Defensive Team -07, 09, NCAA Sweet 16 -08, Big Ten Regular Season Champion -09, and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year -09. He spoke to eurobasket following the 96-89 win against Phoenix Hagen

Congrats on the 96-89 win against Phoenix Hagen. I guess there is nothing better than home sweet home? After only 49 points in MBC, Ratiopharm Ulm returned home with a 96 point onslaught. How important was the preparation for the game this week? It seemed like offensively the team was dead on?

I think the game was important for us. Hagen had just won a big game last week and we lost one so we were hungry for a win.

Ratiopharm Ulm led 52-44 at halftime and had a 33 point rampage in the second quarter. How was Ratiopharm Ulm able to make life difficult for Phoenix Hagen?

We played great team defense. They had a good first quarter and we responded pretty well.

In the second half, Ratiopharm Ulm stayed strong and led by as much as 19 points, but pulled out the win despite Phoenix Hagen coming back within six points. What was key in getting this win?

Hagen is a good team that plays an up tempo style. When you play a team like that they are never out of a game.

What was your impression of Phoenix Hagen? They seem to keep showing that they have no problems putting points on the board?

I think they are a very good team with a lot of weapons. If they are hitting shots its going to be bad news for the team they playing.

A win is a win, but I am sure coach Taylor wasnt too pleased about letting up 89 points. What was giving Ratiopharm Ulm the most problems against the Phoenix Hagen offense?


I cant say he was not pleased. Hagen is an up tempo team so they make both teams score a lot of points by the style that play. We won against a good team, so Im sure he was happy.

What was your impression of Mark Dorris who has been tearing up the league so far?

Mark is a very good player. I just met him through Twig and found out hes an OHIO BOY. So I know why he got game. hahahaha

How pleased were you with your game of nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal? You seem to keep adjusting well to the BEKO BBL.

I was happy wit my performance. I was a little upset I missed a free throw at the end (gotta take advantage of the free shots) and had a silly turnover where I just lost the ball out my hands.

Skyliner Dashaun Wood had his Monta Ellis game of 34 points, five assists and one turnover. What is Allen Iverson going to do against BG Goettingen on Tuesday in Braunschweig in a Eurocup game? He had 15 points in his first game in Europe in 23 minutes.

Yea I remember Dashaun from his days at Wright State, A very good scorer and player. So that doesnt surprise me. I think Iverson may have a huge game due to the way Goettingen play. They play there style and that is to speed the game up so they may be trouble going against one of the best fast pace players in the world.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


Kevin Hart

Thanks Travis for the chat.




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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  Phoenix Hagen
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Dorris, Phoenix .16.7 
 2. Peacock, LTi 46ers16.0 
 3. Pryor, Phoenix .15.7 
 4. Zwiener, TBB Trier15.6 
 5. Wood, Dt.15.5 
 6. Harris, EnBW L.15.3 
 7. Martin, Bremerha.15.3 
 8. Callahan, Bremerha.14.9 
 9. Kashirov, Walter T.14.9 
 10. Fenn, Art.Dragons14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm9.6 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.3 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth8.2 
 4. Martin, Bremerha.7.6 
 5. Stevic, EWE B.7.5 
 6. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.5 
 7. Peacock, LTi 46ers7.4 
 8. Watts, Walter T.7.0 
 9. Dragicevic, ALBA6.8 
 10. Goree, NY Phantoms6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.0 
 2. Copeland, Bremerha.4.9 
 3. Jordan, MBC4.8 
 4. Dorris, Phoenix .4.8 
 5. Joyce, TBB Trier4.6 
 6. Goldsberry, Brose B.4.6 
 7. Hamilton, NY Phant.4.4 
 8. Wood, Dt.4.4 
 9. Haynes, Duesseldorf4.1 
 10. Gamqrelidze, LTi 4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.4 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .2.0 
 3. Trice, ratiopharm1.8 
 4. Pryor, Phoenix .1.8 
 5. Campbell, Teleko.1.6 
 6. Goldsberry, Brose B.1.6 
 7. Bailey, Art.Dragons1.5 
 8. Famutimi, Duesseldorf1.5 
 9. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.5 
 10. Lukauskis, EWE B.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Art.Dragons
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.3 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.3 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Teleko.1.7 
 4. Powell, Dt.1.5 
 5. Bryant, ratiopharm1.4 
 6. Baynes, EWE B.1.2 
 7. Boumtje, Art.Drag.1.1 
 8. Femerling, ALBA1.1 
 9. Scott, Goettingen1.0 
 10. Zirbes, TBB Trier1.0 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Timothy BURNETTE
  Osnabrueck
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Burnette, Osnab.21.8 
 2. Johnson, Webmoebel20.8 
 3. Shepherd, Osnab.20.3 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.8 
 5. Gause, Freiburg19.7 
 6. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau19.6 
 7. Brooks, Kirchheim19.2 
 8. Wallace, B.Mue.19.0 
 9. Watts, SOBA D.18.7 
 10. Black, Karlsruhe18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.10.9 
 2. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau9.7 
 3. Watts, SOBA D.9.7 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe9.0 
 5. Yearby, Cuxhaven8.2 
 6. Shaw, Chemnitz8.1 
 7. Hill, Jena7.8 
 8. Henry, Hannover7.3 
 9. Schoo, Heidelberg7.3 
 10. Fuller, Crailsheim7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Kai BARTH
  Heidelberg
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Barth, Heidelberg6.5 
 2. Brooks, Kirchheim6.3 
 3. Johnson, Webmoebel5.8 
 4. Lowery, Braves5.0 
 5. Zazai, Chemnitz5.0 
 6. Crawford, Braves4.8 
 7. Gray, Crailsheim4.6 
 8. Wallace, B.Mue.4.6 
 9. Burnette, Osnab.4.4 
 10. Jeka, Wuerzburg4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel3.3 
 2. Johnson, Chemnitz2.6 
 3. Gause, Freiburg2.4 
 4. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.3 
 5. Mendez, Heidelberg2.1 
 6. Scott, Kirchheim2.1 
 7. Burnette, Osnab.2.1 
 8. Shaw, Chemnitz2.1 
 9. Zazai, Chemnitz2.0 
 10. Turnbull, Hannover2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Deilvez YEARBY
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Yearby, Cuxhaven1.8 
 2. Schoo, Heidelberg1.6 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., SOBA D.1.6 
 4. De Michael, Kirchheim1.4 
 5. Fuller, Crailsheim1.4 
 6. Henry, Hannover1.3 
 7. Fleetwood, Osnab.1.0 
 8. Lowery, Braves1.0 
 9. Shoutvin, Freiburg0.9 
 10. Oehle, Braves0.9 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Jimmy BAXTER
  Ilysiakos
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Baxter, Ilysiakos17.4 
 2. Palacio, Kavala16.8 
 3. Tucker, Aris16.4 
 4. Tapoutos, Aris15.5 
 5. Byars, Panellinios15.2 
 6. Marshall, PAOK14.6 
 7. McAlarney, Ikaros14.4 
 8. Everett, Iraklis14.4 
 9. Dorkofikis, AEK13.6 
 10. Scott, Peristeri GS13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Simmons, Kavala10.6 
 2. Looby, Peristeri GS10.4 
 3. Papadopoulos, PAOK9.3 
 4. Thompson, Ikaros9.0 
 5. Tucker, Aris8.2 
 6. Kalathis, VAP K.7.8 
 7. Kommatos, Marousi7.8 
 8. Tapoutos, Aris7.3 
 9. Elonu, Panionios7.0 
 10. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiakos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Spanoulis, Olympiakos6.8 
 2. Jordan, VAP K.5.4 
 3. Everett, Iraklis4.8 
 4. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.5 
 5. Papamakarios, Panell.4.4 
 6. Palacio, Kavala4.4 
 7. Thompson, Ilysi.4.0 
 8. Strnad, Kavala4.0 
 9. Grundy, AEK3.8 
 10. Kojadinovic, Marousi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Iraklis
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Everett, Iraklis2.8 
 2. Karydas, Ilysiakos2.5 
 3. Jamon Lukas, Olymp.2.4 
 4. Grundy, AEK2.4 
 5. Pelekanos, Olympiakos2.3 
 6. Tucker, Aris2.2 
 7. Marshall, PAOK2.0 
 8. Weeden, Marousi2.0 
 9. Teodosic, Olympiakos2.0 
 10. King, Peristeri GS2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Simmons, Kavala2.0 
 2. Elonu, Panionios1.2 
 3. Bourousis, Olympiakos1.0 
 4. Thompson, Ikaros1.0 
 5. Nielsen, Olympiakos0.8 
 6. Gechevski, PAOK0.8 
 7. Nesterovic, Olymp.0.8 
 8. Baxter, Ilysiakos0.8 
 9. Dikoudis, AEK0.7 
 10. Sensley, Perister.0.7 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos KAKLAMANOS
  Panelefsiniakos
  (189-G-81)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Kaklamanos, Panele.22.3 
 2. Magounis, AGOR21.0 
 3. Rallis, Ermis Lagkada18.7 
 4. Kakaroudis, Ikaroi S.17.7 
 5. Michalos, Pagrati17.7 
 6. Gizogiannis, AEK/A.17.3 
 7. Koutroulias, Olimp.17.3 
 8. Koupidis, Near East17.0 
 9. Totsios, Ikaroi S.17.0 
 10. Katiakos, Arkadikos16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fragiskos AMATO
  Near East
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 12
 1. Amato, Near East12.0 
 2. Macheras, Pagrati9.0 
 3. Kartelo, AE.8.3 
 4. Papargiropou., Amynta.8.3 
 5. Karavanas, Panery.8.0 
 6. Jovanovic, KAOD8.0 
 7. Anagnostopou., Ermis L.7.3 
 8. Kosanovic, Koroivos7.0 
 9. Latovic, AGOR7.0 
 10. Lolas, Pagrati6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Giannis KIRIAKOPOULOS
  AGOR
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Kiriakopoulo., AGOR6.3 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas .6.0 
 3. Rallis, Ermis Lagkada5.3 
 4. Kaberidis, Ikaroi S.5.3 
 5. Katsares, KAOD5.0 
 6. Koukas, Ikaroi S.4.7 
 7. Papadakis, Arkad.4.3 
 8. Pantelic, Apollo.4.0 
 9. Vidalis, Amyntas .4.0 
 10. Tsamatos, KAOD4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos MICHALOS
  Pagrati
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Michalos, Pagrati2.7 
 2. Rallis, Ermis Lagkada2.3 
 3. Sinnis, Lavrio2.3 
 4. Papadakis, Arkad.2.0 
 5. Zoupas, Amyntas .2.0 
 6. Pettas, Koroivos2.0 
 7. Magounis, AGOR2.0 
 8. Topouzis, Ikaroi S.1.7 
 9. Tsamatos, KAOD1.7 
 10. Koumoulos, AGOR1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan KARTELO
  AEK/Argous
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kartelo, AE.2.7 
 2. Jovanovic, KAOD2.3 
 3. Pantelic, Apollo.1.7 
 4. Karavanas, Panery.1.0 
 5. Trihopoulos, Panele.1.0 
 6. Mprozos, Arkadikos1.0 
 7. Kasabalis, AE.1.0 
 8. Amato, Near East1.0 
 9. Anagnostopou., Ermis L.0.7 
 10. Ifantis, Koroivos0.7 


Greek A2 round 3 best performance: Spyridon Magounis - by Eurobasket News
Guard Spyridon Magounis (200-G-85, agency: FCM) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked A.G.O Rethymno Aegean, receiving a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (34 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Lavrio (2-1) 87-77. Despite this victory AGOR dropped to the 2nd position in Greek A2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. AGOR will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Magounis had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at AGOR and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Spyridon Magounis has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 21.0ppg) and averages impressive 52.2% FGP and 46.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old Nikos Michalos (192-G-77) of AO Pagrati Athens. Michalos had a very good evening with 26 points and 3 rebounds. Of course Pagrati cruised to a 87-78 relatively comfortable win over Amyntas Dafnis (1-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Michalos is a newcomer at Pagrati, but is already the team's top player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.7ppg (#5).

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Nikos Argyropoylos (188-G-78) of Apollon Patras (#14). Argyropoylos showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, five rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Apollon Patras, leading his team to a 81-72 win against Koroivos (1-2). The chances of Apollon Patras not to end season on such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Argyropoylos could try to bring Apollon Patras' a little bit higher in the standings. Argyropoylos has a very solid season. In 3 games in Greece he scored 15.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ljubo Jovanovic (206-C-87) of KAOD - 20 points and 10 rebounds
5. Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) of Lavrio - 26 points and 4 rebounds
6. Kostas Kakaroudis (204-C-83) of Ikaroi Serron - 22 points and 4 rebounds
7. Giannis Lianos (194-G-88) of Apollon Patras - 21 points and 6 rebounds
8. Savvas Kaberidis (187-G-78) of Ikaroi Serron - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Darko Rallis (180-G-78) of Ermis Lagkada - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Pigas Papargiropoulos (202-F-86) of Amyntas Dafnis - 15 points and 11 rebounds


Anthony Grundy claims Greek A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American Anthony Grundy (189-G-79, agency: Strategic Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for AEK Athens and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 31-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding three rebounds and eight assists for AEK in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's worst team Ilysiakos (#14, 0-5) with 23-point margin 97-74. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Despite this victory AEK dropped to the 11th position in Greek A1. AEK is rather weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-3 record. In the team's last game Grundy had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be AEK's top player in his first season with the team. North Carolina State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Grundy is in league's top in assists (9th best: 3.8apg) and averages solid 2.4spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American swingman Pat Kalathis (208-G/F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) of VAP Kolossos Rodou. Kalathis impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for VAP Kolossos to edge Iraklis (2-3) by 3 points 69-66. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But VAP Kolossos managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 10th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Kalathis is a newcomer at VAP Kolossos and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was Serbian Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (198-F/G-77, agency: BeoExcell) of Iraklis Thessaloniki (#12). Petrovic-Stergiou showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Petrovic-Stergiou's great performance Iraklis lost 66-69 to VAP Kolossos (2-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Iraklis ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Petrovic-Stergiou could help Iraklis to bring them higher in the standings. Petrovic-Stergiou has a very solid season. In 5 games in Greece he scored 11.0ppg. Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou has also Greek passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrell Everett (193-G-84) of Iraklis - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Lamont Mack (201-F-87) of AEK - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Derrick Byars (202-G/F-84) of Panellinios - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Deon Thompson (203-F-88) of Ikaros - 16 points and 15 rebounds
8. Giannis Kalambokis (195-G-78) of Ikaros - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Costas Harissis (211-F/C-79) of VAP Kolossos - 18 points and 12 rebounds
10. Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-C-80) of PAOK - 13 points and 14 rebounds


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Results, Dutch Basketball League - by Sanders Jackson
This weekend in Dutch basketball action, the defending Dutch champions GasTerra Flames Groningen would keep their regular season record unblemished with a road win at Magixx KidsRights Nijmegen, , Glenn Stokes (170-G-76, college: American) efforts helps BS Weert to a win over DeFriesland Aris Leeuwarden, WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom would keep Rotterdam Challengers winless. Meanwhile on Sunday ZZ Leiden dominates Eiffel Towers Den Bosch once again, their second win over Eiffel in four days, while ABC Amsterdam once again masters Landstede Basketball at home.

In the Horstacker the team of GasTerra Flames Groningen head coach Marco van den Berg showed Magixx KidsRights Nijmegen who the boss is, cruising to a 70-56 win. In their previous matchup forced Magixx the defending Dutch champions to the limit before the Flames prevailed in overtime, but this time it would not be so easy for the Magixx team. The Flames defense forced Magixx to shoot 40% FG and only 4 of 19 from the three-point line while shooting themselves an efficient 61.1% FG. The Flames enjoyed comfortable leads of 44-30, 61-47 and 68-51, while Magixx were only once in the game ahead (5-4) on a Markel Humphrey (198-F-87, college: Marshall) basket.
The Flames Matt Haraysz could not be stopped inside, scoring 21 pts. on 10-14 FG to lead all scorers. Magixxs leading scorer Brian Laing (195-G/F-85, agency: JEMsports, college: Seton Hall) led his team with 16 pts. and 9 rebounds. The Flames improve to 12-0 in the DBL, while Magixx falls to 7-5.

Like the old saying goes, dynamite comes in small packages, and perhaps the best way to describe BS Weert PG and current the leagues leading scorer Glenn Stokes current play, with Stokes lighting up De Friesland Aris like a firecracker, scoring a season-high 37 pts. en route to helping the Limburgers win in a 106-89 runaway. Stokes gave the BS Weert contingency their moneys worth, with eye-popping numbers of 11 of 14 from the field, 12 of 13 from the free throw line, and also 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, and only one turnover! Trey Mc Dowell and Junior Hairston (203-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) also shook themselves out of their recent funks with 24 pts. and 18 pts. respectively. McDowell went 9 of 10 from the field and Hairston made 4 threes. While neither team protected the basket well, due to the high field goal percentages (BS Weert 68.9%, De Friesland 60.0%), in the last six minutes it mattered more, with this being the period in while the Limburgers broke away from Aris (and Stokes Time). From then on Stokes took over, with an assortment of penetrations and creations for others, namely McDowell and Hairston, who played the supporting role perfectly. Manny Adako led five Aris players in double figures with 22 pts. BS Weert improves to 6-6 while De Friesland Aris falls to 4-8.

In Rotterdam, WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom continue to improve and climb up the Dutch standing with an 84-73 win over winless Rotterdam Challengers. It would not be an easy win for the guests, as the Rotterdammers held a 64-57 lead in the 4th quarter. But thanks to the play of WCAA guard and Dutch international Ties Theeuwkens (190-G-85, agency: Court Side) , and also the experience of veterans Jesse Kimbrough (183-G-82, college: Jacksonville) and Tim Blue (205-F-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.), the guests were able to seize back the momentum and control of the tempo in crunch time vs. the lesser experienced Rotterdam team. Theeuwkens had the radar locked in, scoring 21 pts. on a perfect shooting day, making both field goal attempts, and making all five three-pointer attempts to lead the Giants. Both Blue and Tyler Tiedeman added 20 pts. each, and Kimbrough had a double-double of 12 pts. and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Ormskerk (190-G-82) led the Rotterdammers with 20 pts. Poor field goal shooting also hampered the Rotterdammers chances of getting their 1st win (shooting only 38.8% FG), while only committing 8 turnovers. WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom improve to 4-8.

In de Maaspoort on Sunday afternoon, ZZ Leiden once again would prevail over Eiffel Towers Den Bosch twice in four days, overcoming a difficult 1st half to take control in the 2nd, cruising to an 80-72 win. Eiffel led for all of the 1st half, and in the 3rd quarter after a Monta McGhee basket to make it 53-51 for ZZ Leiden, the guests would not trail again. Eiffel remained within striking distance but kicked their own bucket with 14 missed free throws. The team of head coach Toon Van Helfteren , playing without top scorer Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.), were led in scoring by McGhee with 21 pts. Ross Bekering added a double-double of 16 pts. and 11 rebounds. Stefan Wessels led Eiffel with 19 pts. ZZ improves to 9-3 while Eiffel falls to 8-4.

In the Sporthallen-Zuid on Sunday afternoon, ABC Amsterdam head coach got a wonderful 34 birthday present with a comeback 79-72 win over Landstede Basketball. The ABC Amsterdam team trailed throughout the game, finding themselves with their backs against the wall at the end of the 3rd quarter with a 64-50 deficit. But the team of Salem would not roll over and die. The ABC team would tighten up the D in the last quarter, the strong play of Dutch talents, Dutch international Jessey Voorn (193-G-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy), the vast improving PG Dimeo Van Der Horst (195-G/F-91, agency: R.H.Consultancy), and the Kherrazi brothers would help ABC take control of the quarter, and eventually the game, with a 25-8 run. Voorn, Mohammed Kherrazi (200-F-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy) and v.d. Horst led ABC with 17 pts. each, while rock inside Sergio van Randamie added 14 and 8 rebounds. Harry Marshall led all scorers with 20 pts. The win improves ABC Amsterdams record to an even 6-6 while Landstede falls to 4-8.



Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Glenn STOKES
  BS Weert
  (170-G-76)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Stokes, BS Weert21.8 
 2. Kimbrough, Giants17.3 
 3. Laing, Magixx16.8 
 4. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.4 
 5. Borha, Landstede16.2 
 6. Mills, Eiffel Towers15.0 
 7. Brown, DeFriesland14.9 
 8. Voorn, ABC14.8 
 9. Marshall, Lands.14.7 
 10. Hilliman, Rotterdam14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt HARYASZ
  GasTerra
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Haryasz, GasTerra9.9 
 2. McDermott, Magixx9.3 
 3. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.3 
 4. Sihota, Rotterdam9.2 
 5. Griffin, Giants9.0 
 6. Hamm, BS Weert8.7 
 7. de Randamie, ABC8.7 
 8. Koenis, Giants8.3 
 9. Sanchez, DeFriesl.7.8 
 10. Mills, Eiffel Towers7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiffel Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Turner, Eiffel T.5.5 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra5.3 
 3. Stokes, BS Weert4.8 
 4. Bostain, GasTerra4.2 
 5. Kimbrough, Giants3.8 
 6. Marshall, Lands.3.8 
 7. Williams, DeFriesland3.6 
 8. McGhee, ZZ Leiden3.3 
 9. Jackson, ZZ Leiden3.2 
 10. Boxley, ZZ Leiden3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiffel Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Turner, Eiffel T.2.8 
 2. Kimbrough, Giants2.8 
 3. McDermott, Magixx2.5 
 4. Taylor, Magixx2.5 
 5. Jackson, ZZ Leiden2.4 
 6. Dourisseau, GasTe.2.3 
 7. Hilliman, Rotterdam2.3 
 8. Kherrazi, ABC2.2 
 9. Haryasz, GasTerra2.0 
 10. Stokes, BS Weert1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiffel Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Aarts, Eiffel T.2.2 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.5 
 3. Blue, Giants1.1 
 4. Hamm, BS Weert1.1 
 5. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.1 
 6. Minter, BS Weert0.9 
 7. McDermott, Magixx0.9 
 8. Bekkering, ZZ Le.0.8 
 9. Strong, Landstede0.8 
 10. Haryasz, GasTerra0.8 


PromotieDivise Scores Round 7: De Hoppers are jumping! - by Terry Cooper
After a Beker Cup week for most teams in the league, teams continued their paths as the season progresses. Some teams keep on moving up, some in the middle, and others are getting lower to the bottom of the standings. Now than later is the time when some things should change before it's too late. Jeffrey de Vries Andries (180-G-84) and De Hoppers are jumping to the top as it goes to show restructuring your team with experienced players makes a difference as they won over BV Hoofddorp on the road 86-76 and moved into second place. Binnenland won at home over 1st place GOBA 83-69 while Almonte got the best of De Groene Uilen 92-62 at home. De Cangeroes edged Z&Z2 60-57 while VBC Akrides topped Amsterdam2 71-60. Punch won on the road over Wildcats 78-68 while the Red Giants got two key wins over both new teams Black Eagles (100-68) and Wildcats (101-50) to move up in the standings. As we near the end of the first part of the season, I only keep it right when I say to those teams that really want to get to the playoffs and/or stay in the PromotieDivisie. After a certain amount of games, if you are still fighting to stay in the league, it may be time to restructure/renovate your team to avoid relegation. Now most looking at this may think 'Oh, we have plenty of time' well i will say this, this season will be over before you know it and if changes are made later than sooner, say goodbye Promotie hello Eerste. In the words of SPIKE LEE, DO The RIGHT THING!!! Stay Tuned...

Round 7 Scores:

Wildcats - Red Giants 50-101
BV Hoofddorp - De Hoppers 76-86
Red Giants - Black Eagles 100-68
VBC Akrides - Amsterdam2 71-60
Cangeroes - ZZ Leiden2 60-57
Binnenland - Goba 83-69
Almonte - De Groene Uilen 92-62
Wildcats - Punch 68-78


With USK Prague. another famous team is present in Dutch toptournament - by Fred Roggen
With USK Prague the organisation of the Rinus de Jong Invitational contracted another team of fame. The basketballtournament will be held from December 28. till 30. in Maaspoort Sports & Events in Den Bosch (The Netherlands). Last week Mega Vizura Belgrade announced her participation in this event.
The Czech champion will participate in the U18-poule of this tournament, while the team from Serbia is present in the U20category. USK Praag, ranked by the FIBA amongst the Top-Eight in Europe in her category, uses the participation in this tournament as preparation for the Euroleague qualificationtournament that will be held in Belgrade in the course of February. Earlier this season USK Prague played in the final of the high ranked Nike-tournament in London.

As USK Prague is one of the favorites for the victory in the U18-group of this Dutch tournament, Mega Vizura Belgrade is ranked as number one in the U20-poule. CBA Gran Canaria is presented in Den Bosch in as well the U18- as U20-category. The list of participating teams is completed by Telekom Bonn from Germany, the Dutch National team (both U18) and Soba Antwerp (Belgium) and hometeam EiffelTowers Den Bosch (U20).



Best players of Dutch DBL round 12 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American Glenn Stokes (170-G-76) had an amazing evening in the last round for Upstairs Weert and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 34-year old guard had the game-high 37 points adding seven rebounds and seven assists for BS Weert in his team's victory, helping them to crush DeFriesland (#9, 4-8) with 17-point margin 106-89. BS Weert maintains the 6th position in Dutch DBL. BS Weert is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-6 record. In the team's last game Stokes had a remarkable 78.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be BS Weert's top player in his first season with the team. The American University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Stokes is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.8ppg. Stokes is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 4.8apg) and averages solid 55.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old Nigerian forward Manny Adako (203-F-87, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) of DeFriesland Aris Leeuwarden. Adako impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as DeFriesland lost that game 89-106 to the higher-ranked BS Weert (#6, 6-6). This loss caused DeFriesland to drop to 9th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-8 record. Adako is a newcomer at DeFriesland and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was American Monta McGhee (198-F-79) of second-ranked Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden. McGhee showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of ZZ Leiden, leading his team to a 80-72 win against #3 ranked Eiffel Towers in a game of the week. ZZ Leiden needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 3 lost games. McGhee has a great season in Holland. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.3apg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tim Blue (205-F-84) of Giants - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Mohammed Kherrazi (200-F-90) of ABC - 17 points and 7 rebounds
6. Trey McDowell (188-G-85) of BS Weert - 24 points and 3 assists
7. Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Eiffel Towers - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Matt Haryasz (210-C-84) of GasTerra - 21 points and 6 rebounds
9. Ties Theeuwkens (190-G-85) of Giants - 21 points and 2 assists
10. Junior Hairston (203-F-84) of BS Weert - 18 points and 4 rebounds


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


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert JARVIS
  Salgotarjani
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 25
 1. Jarvis, Salgotarjani25.0 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari21.1 
 3. Marshall, Marso-Va.21.0 
 4. Bell, Kormend20.6 
 5. Cunningham, Kapos.20.4 
 6. Brooks, Soproni18.9 
 7. Stojakovic, Marso-Va.18.6 
 8. Townes, Soproni18.3 
 9. Sales, Atomeromu18.3 
 10. Trotter, Szolnok17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Townes, Soproni10.8 
 2. Bell, Kormend10.3 
 3. Sales, Atomeromu10.3 
 4. Jones, Albacomp9.9 
 5. Egemonye, PVSK P.9.6 
 6. Gosa, Falco-Szova9.3 
 7. Cunningham, Kapos.9.1 
 8. Clark, Szolnok8.9 
 9. Hargrove, Kaposvari8.7 
 10. Mekongo, FS Debre.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  ZTE KK
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Williams, ZTE K.9.0 
 2. Savic, Marso-Vagep6.6 
 3. Simon, Albacomp6.5 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok6.2 
 5. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.9 
 6. Kelley, Soproni5.8 
 7. Wittmann, Kecsk.4.9 
 8. Horvath, Szolnok4.8 
 9. Singletary, FS Debre.4.6 
 10. Glavinic, PVSK P.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Clark, Szolnok3.4 
 2. Trotter, Szolnok3.1 
 3. Williams, ZTE K.2.7 
 4. Savic, Marso-Vagep2.7 
 5. Hanga, Albacomp2.6 
 6. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.4 
 7. Bell, Kormend2.4 
 8. Crocker, Albacomp2.3 
 9. Marshall, Marso-Va.2.3 
 10. Hargrove, Kaposvari2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Clark, Szolnok3.6 
 2. Townes, Soproni1.9 
 3. Egemonye, PVSK P.1.3 
 4. McKenzie, Szedeak1.3 
 5. Morgen, Atomeromu1.1 
 6. Orsulic, Kecskemeti1.1 
 7. Hargrove, Kaposvari1.0 
 8. Aliakseyeu, Falco-Sz.1.0 
 9. Bell, Kormend1.0 
 10. Keller, Albacomp1.0 


Hungarian A Division round 8 best performance: Charles Gosa - by Eurobasket News
American forward Charles Gosa (202-F-77) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Falco-Szova KC-Szombathely, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 33-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, five rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Soproni (#9, 3-5) 77-71. Falco-Szova maintains the 7th position in Hungarian A Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Falco-Szova will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. In the team's last game Gosa had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Falco-Szova's top player in his first season with the team. Former New Mexico State University star has very solid stats this year. Gosa is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 9.3rpg) and averages impressive 46.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Gabriel Hughes (213-F/C-80) of Wamsler SE Salgotarjan. Hughes had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 21 rebounds. Bad luck as Salgotarjani lost that game 62-91 to the higher-ranked Atomeromu (#3, 6-2). Salgotarjani are still at the very bottom. 8 lost games is too many considering they did not win any game. Hughes is a newcomer at Salgotarjani, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Chris Singletary (194-G-88) of Factum Sport Debrecen (#13). Singletary got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for ten rebounds . Despite Singletary's great performance FS Debrecen lost 66-77 to slightly higher-ranked Szedeak (#12, 2-7). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. FS Debrecen can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-7 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Singletary he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Singletary has individually a great season in Hungary. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.6apg (9th best). He also has 2.1spg, FGP: 52.2% and 3PT: 43.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Josh Wilson (188-G-87) of Kaposvari - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Rashad Bell (201-F-82) of Kormend - 15 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Janou Rubin (193-G-82) of Szedeak - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Curtis Marshall (196-G/F-83) of Marso-Vagep - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Jonathan Jones (211-C-79) of Albacomp - 15 points and 14 rebounds
9. Bosko Stojakovic (196-G-84) of Marso-Vagep - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists


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  ICELAND   


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


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Lazar TRIFUNOVIC
  Keflavik
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 27
 1. Trifunovic, Keflavik27.0 
 2. Inge, Haukar25.9 
 3. Dabney, Hamar24.0 
 4. Biedler, IR23.9 
 5. Burton, Snaefell23.5 
 6. Smith, Njardvik23.3 
 7. Amoroso, Snaefell21.8 
 8. Smith, Grindavik21.6 
 9. Robinson, Haukar21.4 
 10. Sovic, IR21.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald ROBINSON
  Haukar
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 15
 1. Robinson, Haukar15.0 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR12.6 
 3. Biedler, IR12.3 
 4. Pettinella, Grindavik11.0 
 5. Stywall, Fjolnir10.6 
 6. Amoroso, Snaefell10.4 
 7. Trifunovic, Keflavik10.3 
 8. Smith, Njardvik9.5 
 9. Jonsson, Snaefell9.1 
 10. Nathanaelsso., Ham.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Aegir STEINARSSON
  Fjolnir
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Steinarsson, Fjolnir9.7 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR8.5 
 3. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.7.7 
 4. Smith, Grindavik7.0 
 5. Haraldsson, Haukar6.9 
 6. Cunningham, Tinda.6.7 
 7. Schoen, KFI6.0 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan5.1 
 9. Rivers, Tindastoll5.0 
 10. Fain, Tindastoll4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Craig SCHOEN
  KFI
  (178-G-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Schoen, KFI4.0 
 2. Dabney, Hamar3.6 
 3. Inge, Haukar3.1 
 4. Fain, Tindastoll3.0 
 5. Cunningham, Tinda.2.7 
 6. Rivers, Tindastoll2.6 
 7. Kitanovic, Tindastoll2.6 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan2.5 
 9. Biedler, IR2.3 
 10. Maxwell, Keflavik2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ragnar NATHANAELSSON
  Hamar
  (218-C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.3 
 2. Biedler, IR2.0 
 3. Fain, Tindastoll1.7 
 4. Savarsson, Grind.1.6 
 5. Suljic, KFI1.5 
 6. Smith, Njardvik1.5 
 7. Helgason, Stjarnan1.4 
 8. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.1.3 
 9. Maxwell, Keflavik1.3 
 10. Pettinella, Grindavik1.1 


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  INDIA   


Japan too good for India - by Eurobasket News
Japan - India 85:58

Japan earned a well-awaited victory over India in the final game of the preliminary round at Asian Games. Japan thus improved at 4-1 record and won Group F. They will now fight with DPR Korea for the spot in the semifinal. India finished the round at 0-5 record at the bottom of the standings.
Japan obviously saved energy for the upcoming contest in this one. They started the game slowly allowing India to stick around. Japan led by just four points ten minutes into the encounter. The tempo increased the second frame. Japan managed to boost the lead as they were up by 11 points at halftime. India cut the deficit at just 7 points midway through the third term. They did not allow Japan to clear off trailing by 11 points prior to the fourth frame. But Japan eventually proved the strength. They exploded with 28 points in the fourth quarter and ran away for a comfortable win at the end.
Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) knocked down 13 points for Japan. Yuta Tabuse (173-G-80, college: BYU-Hawaii) and Ken Takeda (188-G/F-78) added 11 points apiece in the win. Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) replied with game-high 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Prakash Mishra (180-G/F-82) accounted for 11 points in the loss.

Japan: Hiroyuki Kinoshita 13, Yuta Tabuse 11, Ken Takeda 11
India: Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 15+12 boards, Prakash Mishra 11



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  IRAN   


Iran drub Qatar in Guangzhou - by Eurobasket News
Iran - Qatar 88:46

Iran cruised past Qatar to wrap up the Asian Games preliminary round in Group F. The victory allowed the winners occupy the second place in the standings. Iran will now take on Jordan in the quarterfinals. Qatar finished in the fourth position and they are going to take on undefeated China on Wednesday.
Iran marked their ambitions in the opening frame. They played aggressive defensively limiting Qatar to only 10 points. This allowed Iran to enjoy a 27:10 lead after ten minutes. Iran continued their dominance in the second stanza. Veselin Matic team secured a 51:26 halftime advantage. Qatar scored only 10 points in the third frame and faced an insurmountable 31-point deficit at the final intermission. Iran eased to the victory in the fourth period. Hamed Afagh (190-G-83, agency: SportsList Inc.) stepped up with 33 points to pace Iran. Mahdi Kamrani (181-G-82) accounted for 21 points, 5 boards and 5 assists, while Asghar Kardoust (210-C-86, agency: SportsList Inc.) had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Yasseen Musa (204-F-80) replied with 18 points for Qatar. Targuy Ngombo (196-F-89, agency: Court Side) finished with 13 points in the losing case.

Iran: Hamed Afagh 33, Mahdi Kamrani 21, Asghar Kardoust 12+11 boards
Qatar: Yasseen Musa 18, Targuy Ngombo 13



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  IRELAND   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Clayton LONGMIRE
  Belfast Star
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 37
 1. Longmire, Belfast .37.0 
 2. Bonaparte, Neptune31.0 
 3. Turner, Killester25.3 
 4. Van, UCC Demons24.0 
 5. De La Cruz, Ulster E.24.0 
 6. Foley, Ulster Elks23.0 
 7. Crowder, UCD M.22.3 
 8. Louisme, Neptune19.7 
 9. Mitchell, UL Ea.19.2 
 10. Glover, UCD Marian18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Benjamin DE LA CRUZ
  Ulster Elks
  (--)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. De La Cruz, Ulster E.14.7 
 2. Crowder, UCD M.14.0 
 3. Ambler, Moycullen14.0 
 4. Louisme, Neptune13.7 
 5. Mitchell, UL Ea.13.3 
 6. Van, UCC Demons13.3 
 7. Turner, Killester11.7 
 8. Trimmer, DCU S.9.8 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints9.0 
 10. Glover, UCD Marian8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Emmett DONNELLY
  DCU Saints
  (186-G-78)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Donnelly, DCU S.7.3 
 2. Kinevane, UL Eagles6.8 
 3. Meany, UCD Marian5.5 
 4. Drumm, Ulster Elks5.3 
 5. Clarke, Killester4.2 
 6. McVeigh, Belfast .3.8 
 7. Noonan, Neptune3.6 
 8. Westbrooks, Killester3.6 
 9. Nihill, Moycullen3.5 
 10. Turner, Killester3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Issac WESTBROOKS
  Killester
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Westbrooks, Killester3.2 
 2. McGinn, Neptune3.1 
 3. Drumm, Ulster Elks3.0 
 4. Nihill, Moycullen2.7 
 5. Donnelly, DCU S.2.7 
 6. Behan, Killester2.5 
 7. Hall, UL Eagles2.3 
 8. Turner, Killester2.3 
 9. Crowder, UCD M.2.2 
 10. Dowd, Moycullen2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael BONAPARTE
  Neptune
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bonaparte, Neptune3.0 
 2. Baynes, UCD Marian3.0 
 3. Turner, Killester2.7 
 4. Trimmer, DCU S.2.5 
 5. Van, UCC Demons2.5 
 6. Louisme, Neptune2.0 
 7. De La Cruz, Ulster E.1.8 
 8. Duggan, UCC Demons1.8 
 9. Crowder, UCD M.1.5 
 10. Ambler, Moycullen1.3 


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  ISRAEL   


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


Premier League Round 6: Bnei Hasharon is upset by Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News
The biggest surprise in round 6 of Premier League took place in Hod Hasharon. It ended with Maccabi Ashdod (3-3) road victory over second-best Bnei Hasharon (4-2) 90-85. The biggest contributor to a victory was American guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) with 25 points and 4 assists. Former international guard Meir Tapiro (194-75, agent: Avi Zilberman) helped with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Maccabi Ashdod's coach Ofer Berkovic used 10-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Ronald Steele (188-86, college: Alabama, agent: John Greig) who recorded 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Thanks to that win newly promoted Maccabi Ashdod moved-up to fourth place. Bnei Hasharon dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share it with Hapoel J-M. Maccabi Ashdod will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bnei Hasharon will play on the road against league's new leader Maccabi T-A hoping to win this game.
The game with biggest point difference was first ranked Maccabi T-A where they got another (6-0) easy victory over Elitzur Netanya (2-4) beating them by 48 117-69. It was a good game for international forward Lior Eliyahu (207-85, agent: Yossi Gayer) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Jeremy Pargo contributed with 16 points and 9 assists for the winners. American forward Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Elitzur Netanya. Coach Arik Alfasi tried in this game 11 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Maccabi T-A has an impressive series of six victories in a row. Maccabi T-A maintain first position. Elitzur Netanya dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. They share it with Ironi Ashkelon and Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi T-A's next round game will be against league's second-placed Bnei Hasharon at Hod Hasharon and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Elitzur Netanya will have a break next round.
An interesting game was also tenth ranked Ironi Ashkelon (2-4) victory on the court of higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (3-3) 83-73. It was significant upset for the host team. Desmon Farmer scored 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Ironi Ashkelon's coach Ariel Beit-Halamy allowed to play his deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was Dwayne Mitchell with double-double 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Thanks to that win Ironi Ashkelon moved-up to seventh place. Maccabi Rishon dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share it with Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Ashdod. Ironi Ashkelon will meet next round bottom-ranked Hapoel Holon (#10) on the road. Maccabi Rishon will have a break next round.
We should not miss the game of where sixth ranked Galil Gilboa (3-3) edged by two points 9th ranked Hapoel Holon (1-5) 93-91. Rodney Green notched 22 points and 8 assists to lead the effort. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used 10-player rotation in such tough game. Thanks to that win defending champion Galil Gilboa moved-up to fourth place. Hapoel Holon dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. Galil Gilboa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Netanya in Tel-Aviv. Hapoel Holon will play at home against Ironi Ashkelon (#8).

In the last game of round 6 Hapoel J-M defeated Maccabi Haifa in Hod Hasharon 93-76.



Maccabi T-A - Elitzur Netanya 117-69

The game with biggest point difference was first ranked Maccabi T-A where they got another (6-0) easy victory over Elitzur Netanya (2-4) beating them by 48 117-69. It was a good game for international forward Lior Eliyahu (207-85, agent: Yossi Gayer) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga, agent: Mark Bartelstein) contributed with 16 points and 9 assists for the winners. American forward Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds and guard Shmuel Brener (188-81, agent: Zeev Gross) added 2 points and 8 assists for Elitzur Netanya. Coach Arik Alfasi tried in this game 11 players giving the chance to rest for starting five. Maccabi T-A has an impressive series of six victories in a row. Maccabi T-A maintain first position. Elitzur Netanya dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. They share it with Ironi Ashkelon and Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi T-A's next round game will be against league's second-placed Bnei Hasharon at Hod Hasharon and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Elitzur Netanya will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Netanya: R.Travis 18+8reb+2ast, A.Banks 10, E.McCollum 9, C.Watson 8+4reb, E.Brown 7+6reb, E.Asante Asare 6+3reb
Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv: L.Eliyahu 21+9reb+3ast, T.Burstein 17+3reb, J.Pargo 16+1reb+9ast, D.Blu 14+5reb, S.Schortsanitis 13+7reb, D.Perkins 10+3reb+6ast
gschID: 105447


Hapoel Holon - Galil Gilboa 91-93

We should not miss the game of where sixth ranked Galil Gilboa (3-3) edged by two points 9th ranked Hapoel Holon (1-5) 93-91. American guard Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) notched 22 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and his countryman guard Jack McClinton (185-85, college: Miami (FL)) accounted for 16 points. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used 10-player rotation in such tough game. Even double-double 19 points and 10 assists by international guard Moran Roth (184-82) did not help to save the game for Hapoel Holon. Thanks to that win defending champion Galil Gilboa moved-up to fourth place. Hapoel Holon dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. Galil Gilboa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Netanya in Tel-Aviv. Hapoel Holon will play at home against Ironi Ashkelon (#8).
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: R.Hite 21+7reb+4ast, R.Melzer 20+5reb+1ast, M.Roth 19+4reb+10ast, J.Arnold 17+7reb+3ast, K.Powell 7+2reb+2ast, N.Cohen 5+1reb
Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa: R.Green 22+4reb+8ast, J.McClinton 16+3reb+3ast, W.Carter 15+5reb+1ast, A.Kazarnovski 9+3reb, T.Wilkerson 8+5reb+2ast, G.Mekel 8+1reb+8ast
gschID: 105445


Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel J-M 76-93

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Maccabi Haifa (2-4) was defeated at home by third ranked Hapoel J-M (4-2) 93-76. The biggest contributor to a victory was international guard Yogev Ohayon (189-87, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) with 19 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Jason Rich (191-86) helped with 17 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Larry O'Bannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) who recorded 21 points and naturalized French forward Elishay Kadir (202-87, agent: Avi Zilberman) added 17 points and 9 rebounds. Maccabi Haifa added third loss to their record. Thanks to that win Hapoel J-M moved-up to second place. Maccabi Haifa dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. They share it with Elitzur Netanya and Ironi Ashkelon. Hapoel J-M are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked Macc.Rishon in Holon. Maccabi Haifa will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: L.O'Bannon 21+4reb+2ast, E.Kadir 17+9reb+1ast, M.Killingsworth 11+10reb+2ast, S.Landesberg 10+2reb+3ast, D.Low 7+3reb+4ast, S.Bratic 5+5reb
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem: Y.Ohayon 19+8reb+2ast, J.Rich 17+5reb+3ast, S.Clancy 15+9reb, Y.Naimy 10+3reb+2ast, L.Hakmon 10+8reb, W.Solomon 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 105446


Maccabi Rishon - Ironi Ashkelon 73-83

An interesting game was also tenth ranked Ironi Ashkelon (2-4) victory on the court of higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (3-3) 83-73. It was significant upset for the host team. American guard Desmon Farmer (195-81, college: USC) scored 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and his countryman forward Rahshon Turner (201-75, college: Fairleigh Dickinson, agent: Michael Hart) helped with 15 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Ironi Ashkelon's coach Ariel Beit-Halamy allowed to play his deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Dwayne Mitchell (194-82, college: La-Lafayette, agent: Luciano Capicchioni) with double-double 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and his countryman forward Aaron McGhee (202-79, college: Oklahoma) with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Thanks to that win Ironi Ashkelon moved-up to seventh place. Maccabi Rishon dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share it with Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Ashdod. Ironi Ashkelon will meet next round bottom-ranked Hapoel Holon (#10) on the road. Maccabi Rishon will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion: D.Mitchell 15+13reb+5ast, A.McGhee 14+5reb, E.Shulman 10+3ast, R.Morgan 9+2reb+2ast, N.Hanochi 9+6reb+4ast, Y.Orland 6+1reb+1ast
Ironi Ashkelon: D.Farmer 20+7reb+2ast, R.Turner 15+7reb, G.Pruitt 9+2reb, L.Lifshitz 8+3reb+1ast, D.Hagag 7+3reb+3ast, G.Porat 7+1ast
gschID: 105443


Bnei Hasharon - Maccabi Ashdod 85-90

The biggest surprise in round 6 of Premier League took place in Hod Hasharon. It ended with Maccabi Ashdod (3-3) road victory over second-best Bnei Hasharon (4-2) 90-85. The biggest contributor to a victory was American guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) with 25 points and 4 assists. Former international guard Meir Tapiro (194-75, agent: Avi Zilberman) helped with triple-double 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Maccabi Ashdod's coach Ofer Berkovic used 10-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Ronald Steele (188-86, college: Alabama, agent: John Greig) who recorded 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and his countryman power forward Shawn James (208-83, college: Northeastern, agent: Yossi Gayer) added 10 points and 19 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Thanks to that win newly promoted Maccabi Ashdod moved-up to fourth place. Bnei Hasharon dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share it with Hapoel J-M. Maccabi Ashdod will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bnei Hasharon will play on the road against league's new leader Maccabi T-A hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon: R.Steele 19+7reb+8ast, L.Nailon 19+3reb+5ast, D.Grunfeld 13+4reb, S.James 10+19reb+1ast, E.Katz 10+2reb+2ast, F.Rivera 9+2reb+5ast
Maccabi Ashdod: R.Bradley 25+4reb+4ast, J.Carter 17+5reb+3ast, J.Duncan 15+6reb, M.Tapiro 10+11reb+11ast, J.Martin 9+3reb+1ast, S.Daniel 8
gschID: 105444




Will Solomon's Interview with Eurobasket: - by David Pick
Hapoel Jerusalem will play its second Eurocup competition game tomorrow (Tuesday) night, in Spain, against hosts Cajasol Sevilla. Both teams hold a positive 1-0 recorded, and will compete in what is expected to be a long fought battle for the rights to claim the top and leading spot of Group G.

Hapoel's newly announced team captain and all time leader, Willie Solomon, will go head to head against a Euroleague veteran guard, Louis Bullock, who is the main go-to guy and offensive force for the hosts. However, Bullock and Cajasol Sevilla's main focus should not be on Solomon defensive part of his game, it is his outstanding shooting ability and the fact that he has 'been on fire' from deep lately, making at least two threes in each of Jerusalem's last 7 games, when his most outstanding performance came last week, as he drained 5-5 from downtown, and gave Hapoel its first Eurocup home victory against VEF Riga, that makes the former Clemson and NBA guard so dangerous.

'Being team Captain is a honor and privilege period, but being named team captain for such a team like Hapoel, that I have history with, is a great feeling, and I'm glad to lead the team again', Solomon told 'Eurobasket.com' about his feelings on being named Hapoel's new captain, before he takes to floor against Cajasol Sevilla.

You have been shooting lights out lately; do you feel like you're on fire?

'I wouldn't say I feel like I was on fire, that something I expect of myself. If I have shot 10-12 from deep than you could say I was on fire.'

This statement from 'The King' proves that his hunger and desire of being the best at all times is not an inspiration, but rather a goal which he is still determined to conquer.

As he tries to lead the red and white soldier to their second European title, the new captain knows that the road to glory once again, now goes through Spain, 'Our Eurocup game against Cajasol will definitely be one of if not the toughest in our group.'

Solomon knows exactly what his team needs to do in order to secure their first road victory: 'I think the key for us will be if we prepare for this game the same way we have been preparing for our other games these past couple weeks. We need to stay focused for all 40 minutes because now, each position and every ball counts.'







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  ITALY   


Hawkins' 22 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket
28-year old guard David Hawkins (193-G-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Armani Jeans Milano and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 22 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Armani MI in his team's victory, helping them to beat Lottomatica (#12, 2-4) 76-70. It allowed Armani MI to consolidate first place in the Italian league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Armani MI already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. Hawkins turned to be Armani MI's top player in his first season with the team. David Hawkins averages this season 14.5ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Devin Smith (196-G/F-81) of Benetton Treviso. He is American swingman in his first season at Benetton TV. In the last game Smith recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Benetton TV to another comfortable win 90-71 over Banca Tercas (#16, 0-6) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Benetton TV keeps 13th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Smith is a newcomer at Benetton TV and quickly became the team's new leader.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Giuseppe Poeta (190-G-85) of Canadian Solar Bologna (#4). Poeta scored 19 points and passed six assists. Despite Poeta's great performance CS Bologna lost 77-79 to the lower-ranked Sutor Mont. (#8, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing CS Bologna needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Poeta has a very solid season. In 6 games in Italy he scored 10.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Blagota Sekulic (208-F/C-82) of Vanoli CR - 18 points and 6 rebounds
5. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81) of Air AV - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Donatas Motiejunas (213-C-90) of Benetton TV - 23 points and 7 rebounds
7. Lukasz Koszarek (187-G-84) of Pepsi Caserta - 18 points and 2 rebounds
8. Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) of Montepaschi - 22 points and 3 rebounds
9. Othello Hunter (203-F-86) of Ford Sassari - 22 points and 6 rebounds
10. Herve Toure (202-F-82) of Enel Brindisi - 15 points and 9 rebounds


Italian Lega2 round 8 best performance: Alvin Young - by Eurobasket News
American guard Alvin Young (189-G-75) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Umana Reyer Venezia, receiving a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 35-year old player was the main contributor (39 points, four rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Aget IM (#12, 3-5) 80-77. Umana Reyer maintains the 2nd position in Italian Lega2. They are still close to the very top. Umana Reyer would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 7-1 record. In the team's last game Young had a remarkable nine three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He turned to be Umana Reyer's top player in his first season with the team. Former Niagara University star has very solid stats this year. Young is in league's top in points (8th best: 17.6ppg) and averages impressive 50.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Alessandro Piazza (175-G-87) of MarcoPoloShop.it Forli. Piazza had a very good evening with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Forli was edged by the higher-ranked Barcellona (#3, 6-2) 92-90. Forli is still second from the bottom in the standings. 6 lost games is too many comparing to just two victory Forli managed to get this year. Piazza is a newcomer at Forli, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Paul Marigney (192-G-82) of Assigeco Banca Popolare di Lodi (#8). Marigney scored 27 points and passed five assists. Despite Marigney's great performance Assigeco lost 67-75 to slightly higher-ranked Jesi (#6, 5-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Assigeco needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Marigney has a very solid season. In 8 games in Italy he scored 17.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ronald Davis (190-G-82) of Scafati Basket - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jason Williams (197-G/F-83) of Snaidero UD - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) of Jesi - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Andrea Renzi (208-F/C-89) of Tezenis Verona - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Trent Whiting (185-G-76) of Aget IM - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83) of Barcellona - 19 points and 11 rebounds
10. Romel Beck (203-G/F-82) of Trenkwalder - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists


Andrea Capobiano fired by Banca Tercas Teramo - by Emiliano
Andrea Capobianco has been fired in the afternoon by Banca Tercas Teramo. The Italian coach paid the bad start in Serie A with zero win in six games.
Capobianco arrived at the helm of Teramo in June 2008. With the team he reached Italy Cup semifinal in the season 2008/09 and also the semifinals in the playoffs losing by Armani Jeans Milano. At the end of the season he was named Coach of the Year.
Last summer he was also assistant coach of Simone Pianigiani in the Italian National Team.


Joe Crawford to land in Teramo - by Emiliano
Joe Crawford (196-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Kentucky) will continue his career in Teramo. The American player informed via the Social Network Twitter, that tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6pm he will be flying from Detroit to Italy where he will sign a contract with Banca Tercas Teramo
The American player spent last season with Los Angeles D-Fenders, in NBDL, averaging 17.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.1apg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 29.7%, FT: 72.6% in 32 games. Then he moved to China where he wore, for three games, the jersey of Jiangsu Nangang Dragons Nanjing, scoring 20.7 points and pulling down 5.7rpg.
Last season he also participated in the NBDL All-Star Game.
In Teramo he will help the team in the diffcult rush to avoid relegation in Legadue after six losses in as many games.


Best players of Italian A dilettanti round 9 - by Eurobasket News
Former international guard Riccardo Santolamazza (195-G-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for Romana Chimici Anagni and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com A dilettanti Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 27-year old guard had the game-high 25 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Anagni in his team's victory, helping them to crush Patti (#12, 3-6) with 22-point margin 83-61. Despite this victory Anagni dropped to the 6th position in Italian A dilettanti. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Anagni will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. In the team's last game Santolamazza had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It's his second year at Anagni and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Santolamazza has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (6th best: 3.4apg) and averages solid 3.3spg and 51.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old San Marino swingman Andrea Raschi (200-G/F-79, agency: Interperformances) of Ambrosia Bisceglie. Raschi impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. It was enough for Bisceglie to edge the lower-ranked Matera (#8, 5-4) by 5 points 79-74. This victory allowed Bisceglie to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 7-2 record is not bad at all. Raschi is a newcomer at Bisceglie and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was Niccolo Squarcina (203-F-83, agency: Players Group) of Moncada Fortitudo Agrigento (#16). Squarcina scored 17 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Squarcina's great performance Agrigento lost 63-68 to the higher-ranked S.Antimo (#9, 4-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Agrigento can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-8 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Squarcina he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Squarcina has a very solid season. In 7 games in Italy he scored 9.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mattia Caroldi (185-G-82) of Perugia - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Luca Bisconti (206-F/C-82) of Trapani - 22 points and 6 rebounds
6. Luca Conte (193-G-80) of Trento - 24 points and 10 rebounds
7. Andrea Zerini (201-F-88) of Ruvo - 23 points and 5 rebounds
8. Davide Rosignoli (202-F-88) of Bisceglie - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mirco Pierantoni (200-F-81) of Senigallia - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Davide REATI
  Treviglio
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Reati, Treviglio20.3 
 2. Marino, Treviglio18.0 
 3. Vico, Matera17.8 
 4. Rugolo, Molfetta17.8 
 5. Pilotti, Ruvo17.5 
 6. Casadei, Comsum.i.17.2 
 7. Tassinari, Moncalieri16.9 
 8. Conte, Trento16.3 
 9. Becerra, Rieti16.1 
 10. Gigena, Massafra15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Molfetta
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Corral, Molfetta11.3 
 2. Rosignoli, Bisceglie10.4 
 3. Bagnoli, Potenza9.4 
 4. De Min, Treviglio8.8 
 5. Basei, Ostuni8.7 
 6. Gigena, Massafra8.7 
 7. Gaeta, Osimo8.6 
 8. Zambon, Rieti8.5 
 9. Rossi, Omegna8.3 
 10. Facenda, Senigallia8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Trento
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Ferrarese, Trento5.1 
 2. Marino, Treviglio4.0 
 3. Tomasiello, Comsum.3.8 
 4. Bushati, Brescia3.8 
 5. Basanisi, Massafra3.4 
 6. Santolamazza, Ana.3.4 
 7. Bolzonella, Piacenza3.3 
 8. Guarino, Trapani3.3 
 9. Gnaccarini, Senig.3.3 
 10. Parente, Moncalieri3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Franko BUSHATI
  Brescia
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Bushati, Brescia4.4 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia4.1 
 3. Guarino, Trapani3.4 
 4. Santolamazza, Ana.3.3 
 5. Vico, Matera3.2 
 6. Borgna, ASD Pavia3.2 
 7. Picazio, Omegna3.1 
 8. Rabaglietti, Feren.3.0 
 9. Bolzonella, Piacenza3.0 
 10. Gullo, Patti3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ZERINI
  Ruvo
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Zerini, Ruvo1.9 
 2. Biligha, ASD Pavia1.8 
 3. Corral, Molfetta1.7 
 4. Ancellotti, Patti1.6 
 5. Pozzi, Molfetta1.1 
 6. Capitanelli, Pales.1.1 
 7. Antrops, Rieti1.0 
 8. Bozzetto, Comsum.i.0.9 
 9. Spippoli, Palestrina0.9 
 10. Soave, Anagni0.9 


A Dilettanti, Round 9 - by Armando Caporaso
Group A

In the round 9 of the Regular Season back at the victory Perugia after the defeat in the last round, 75-66 the final against Siena. With this win the Liomatic controls the standing with a record of 8-1 while for the Consum.it, that played a good second quarter but collapsed in the third (20-8), this is the 6 defeat in this season. Mattia Caroldi (185-G-82) is the top scorer of the winners with 23 points, 7/11 at shoot and 6 steals (but also 5 turnovers), 16 points for Filippo Baldi Rossi (207-F/C-91) with 7 rebounds, 15 points of Costantino Cutolo (190-G/F-89, agency: Players Group), 12 points of Bernardo Musso (193-G-86) with 5 assist and 4 steals and great job from the bench of Giacomo Chiatti (178-G-86) that scores only 9 points but adds 8 steals, 3 assist and catches 8 rebounds (4 offensive). For the visitors 19 points of Daniele Casadei (199-F/G-81) with 9 rebounds, 16 points and 7 rebounds for Stefano Spizzichini (202-F-90), 9 points of Gianluca Tomasiello (188-G-80) and 7 points with 7 rebounds and 3 steals for Riccardo Casagrande (196-F-88). Very important victory for Trento saturday, on the court of Ozzano, for 90-85 that allows at the Bitumcalor to reach the second place with only 2 defeats. Good start for Trento but Ozzano don't let go the visitors and, thanks a good last quarter (30-25) grabs the overtime. In the extra time Trento controls the match and brings at home the victory. Luca Conte (193-G-80, agency: Interperformances) is the MVP with a double-double of 24 points + 10 rebounds, 16 points of Simone Ferrarese (182-G-87) with 7 fouls suffered and 4 assist, 16 points in 22 minutes of Diego Zivic (198-F/C-76) with 3 steals, 12 points of Andrea Benevelli (202-F-85) and 10 points for Nicola Natali (198-G-88) and Luca Gandini (205-F-85, agency: Interperformances) (that adds 9 rebounds and 2 blocks). Not enough the good offensive performance of Giacomo Sanguinetti (180-G-90) that closes with 23 points but with 6 turnovers, good match for Jean Carlos Canelo (188-G-89) with 18 points and 3 assist, 13 points and 7 rebounds of Luca Fontecchio (202-F-91) and 11 points for Michele Vitali (195-G-91). Brescia exceeds Pavia for 87-68 and achievement the seventh win while for the defeated this is the fifth consecutive defeat after the 4-0 in the first 4 matches. For the visitors too alone Paul Biligha (200-C-90) with 22 points, 9/15 at shoot and 6 rebounds, helped by the performances of Dario Scodavolpe (193-G/F-83) that signs 20 points with 8 fouls suffered and by Ibrahim Cisse (188-G/F-84) that closes with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 steals. For the Centrale del Latte 19 points of the Argentinian Mario Jose Ghersetti (200-F-81)
with 7 rebounds and 5 steals, 16 points for Nicholas Crow (199-F-89) with 8 rebounds, 14 points of Mauro Quaroni (193-G-79) with 7 assist, 13 points of Massimo Rezzano (204-F/C-82) and 12 points for Franko Bushati (188-G-85) with 5 steals and 4 assist. In the other matches:

Copra Piacenza - Edilcost Osimo 82-59 (N.Rizzitiello 16 pts, E.Gaeta 10 reb, M.Passera 3 stl & 3 ass)
Co.Mark Treviglio - SBS Castelletto 84-73 (D.Reati 26 pts, M.Raminelli 8 reb & 4 stl, J.Borra 3 blk, T.Marino 4 ass & 4 stl)
Goldengas Senigallia - Cartiere Riva 82-61 (A.Scanzi 23 pts, F.Facenda 9 reb, G.Pensierini 4 ass & 3 stl)
Zerouno Moncalieri - Paffoni Omegna 62-69 (F.Tassinari 17 pts & 9 reb, E.Rossi 10 reb, M.Giadini 4 stl)
Aps Trieste - Fortezza Recanati 67-64 (R.Pederzini 24 pts & 4 stl, M.Benfatto 10 reb, T.Raspino 4 ass)

Group B

Four teams share the first place with 7 wins and 2 defeats. Massafra stops the race of Ruvo with a great victory (88-78) and get an important third win. Silvio Gigena (200-F-75) led the team, always in control of the match, with 19 points and 9 rebounds helped by Ivan Scarponi (196-G-86) with 20 points but 6/19 at shoot. For the other players of the Cisa 14 points and 100% at shoot (5/5) for Maurizio Cucinelli (196-F-79) and 15 points of Simone Lenardon (189-G-85), starting by bench, with 9 fouls suffered (8/8 in the free throws) and 8 assist. For the visitors, that close a series of 4 consecutive wins, only 2 players in double digit: 23 points of Andrea Zerini (201-F-88, agency: Interperformances) with 9/11 at shoot and 5 rebounds and 22 points of Andrea Pilotti (196-F/G-80, agency: Players Group) with 7 fouls suffered. Fourth consecutive victory for Rieti that exceeds Molfetta for 87-75, thanks a good last quarter (32-22), despite the bad start (9-20). For the Ircop 20 points of Fernando Becerra (190-F-81), 16 points of Gennaro Tessitore (193-G-82) with 4/8 by 3, 17 points and 9 rebounds of Francesco Ferrienti (200-F/C-81) in 26 minutes, 13 points and 9 rebounds of Davide Zambon (203-F-78, college: American) and 12 points of Filiberto Dri (190-G-89) with 8 fouls suffered. For the Centro Auto Ford the top scorer is the ex Varese Salvatore Genovese (198-G/F-87, agency: Players Group) with 21 points and 5/8 by 3, double-double of Diego Corral (205-C-86, agency: Players Group) with 16 points and 10 rebounds, 10 points of Giovanni Rugolo (196-G/F-81) but 4/11 at shoot and 6 points + 4 assist for Roberto Maggio (183-G-90). Bisceglie wins against Matera for 79-74 thanks the great game of Andrea Raschi (200-G/F-79, agency: Interperformances) with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assist. For the others 17 points and 10 rebounds of Davide Rosignoli (202-F-88) with 7/10 by 2 and 3 steals, 10 points of Claudio Maino (185-G-91), 8 points and 6 rebounds of Carlos Mainoldi (204-F/C-78), 7 points and 6 assist of Lorenzo Novati (185-G-85) in 19 minutes and 9 points of Dusan Stijepovic (193-G-88) that catches also 6 rebounds. With this victory the Ambrosia reaches the first place together Trapani, Ruvo and Ostuni. For the visitors the MVP is Andrea LaGioia (195-G/F-86, agency: Players Group) with 22 points and 4 steals (5/6 by 3). For the other players of the Bawer, sixth with 5-4, there are 12 points for Cristiano Grappasonni (204-F/C-72), 10 points of Federico Gilardi (190-G-79, agency: Players Group) with 3 assist and 9 points of Sebastian Vico (190-G-86, agency: Players Group). The other results:

Benacquista Latina - Itop Palestrina 76-53 (M.Soloperto 21 pts & 9 reb, A.Capitanelli 8 reb & 2 blk, P.Omoregie 5 stl, C.Villani 4 ass)
Shinelco Trapani - Publisys Potenza 76-64 (L.Bisconti 22 pts, S.Bagnoli 11 reb, F.Guarino 6 ass, A.Chiarastella 5 stl)
Assi Ostuni - FMC Ferentino 69-65 (M.Gigena 23 pts, A.Iannuzzi 8 reb, A.Ruggiero 4 ass & 3 stl)
Romana Anagni - Ascom Patti 83-61 (R.Santolamazza 25 pts & 5 stl & 5 ass & 10 f.suf, A.Ancellotti 14 reb)
AD S.Antimo - Moncada Agrigento 68-63 (N.Squarcina 17 pts & 10 reb & 6 stl, D.Calabria 9 reb, C.Cantone 4 ass, G.Anello 5 stl)


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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Ksistof LAVRINOVIC
  Montepaschi
  (210-C-79)
  Avg: 19
 1. Lavrinovic, Montepas.19.0 
 2. Ford, Sutor Mont.18.3 
 3. Hunter, Ford S.17.0 
 4. White, Ford S.16.8 
 5. Milic, Vanoli CR16.7 
 6. Kaukenas, Montepas.16.7 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR16.7 
 8. Slaughter, Angelico.16.5 
 9. Zoroski, Banca T.16.5 
 10. Dean, Air AV16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Herve TOURE
  Enel Brindisi
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Toure, Enel Brindisi11.5 
 2. Ford, Sutor Mont.11.2 
 3. Lang, Enel Brindisi8.8 
 4. Troutman, Air AV8.8 
 5. Suton, Angelico BI8.5 
 6. Jones, Pepsi C.8.2 
 7. Ivanov, Sutor M.8.2 
 8. Hall, Banca Tercas8.2 
 9. Slay, Cimberio VA7.0 
 10. Ortner, Bennet C.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andre COLLINS
  Scavolini PS
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Collins, Scavolin.7.2 
 2. Green, Air AV5.8 
 3. Sosa, Angelico BI4.7 
 4. Zoroski, Banca T.4.3 
 5. Green, Bennet Cantu3.7 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.7 
 7. Goss, Cimberio VA3.5 
 8. Diener, Ford S.3.5 
 9. Diener, Banca T.3.5 
 10. Rannikko, Cimberio.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vladimir DASIC
  Lottomatica
  (207-F-88)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Dasic, Lottomatica3.7 
 2. Milic, Vanoli CR3.3 
 3. Poeta, CS Bologna3.3 
 4. Washington, Lottomat.3.2 
 5. Di Bella, Pepsi C.3.2 
 6. Smith, Lottomatica3.2 
 7. Hawkins, Armani MI3.2 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.2 
 9. Troutman, Air AV3.0 
 10. Rocca, Armani MI3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Sutor Mont.
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ford, Sutor Mont.2.0 
 2. Toure, Enel Brindisi2.0 
 3. Polonara, Banca T.1.5 
 4. Smith, Benetton TV1.5 
 5. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.3 
 6. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 7. Hunter, Ford S.1.2 
 8. Drozdov, Vanoli CR1.0 
 9. Lang, Enel Brindisi0.8 
 10. Salyers, Angelico.0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Barcellona
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 26
 1. Crispin, Barcellona26.0 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM22.6 
 3. Clark, Umana Reyer21.0 
 4. Jackson, Prima Veroli19.4 
 5. Gordon, Forli18.9 
 6. Pecile, Jesi18.6 
 7. Boyette, N.Ferrara18.5 
 8. Young, Umana Reyer17.6 
 9. Beck, Trenkwalder17.5 
 10. Smith, Trenkwalder17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quadre LOLLIS
  Immobiliare SR
  (200-F/C-73)
  Avg: 10
 1. Lollis, Immobili.10.0 
 2. Johnson, San Severo9.6 
 3. Boykin, Assigeco9.1 
 4. Varnado, Tuscany PT9.1 
 5. Waleskowski, Tezeni.9.0 
 6. Filloy, Immobili.8.8 
 7. Ebi, Aget IM8.5 
 8. Chiacig, Scafati .8.4 
 9. Maggioli, Jesi8.3 
 10. Dordei, Snaidero UD7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jason WILLIAMS
  Snaidero UD
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Williams, Snaidero.4.0 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona3.9 
 3. Mathis, Snaidero.3.6 
 4. Farabello, N.Fer.3.5 
 5. Fultz, Trenkwalder3.5 
 6. Meini, Umana Reyer3.4 
 7. Levin, Scafati .3.4 
 8. Clark, Umana Reyer3.1 
 9. Scarone, Immobili.3.0 
 10. Marigney, Assigeco2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Immobiliare SR
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Roderick, Immobi.3.5 
 2. Lollis, Immobili.2.9 
 3. Farabello, N.Fer.2.9 
 4. Achara, Barcellona2.9 
 5. Williams, Snaidero.2.6 
 6. Hickman, Fastw.2.5 
 7. Scarone, Immobili.2.5 
 8. Gurini, Immobili.2.5 
 9. Varnado, Tuscany PT2.4 
 10. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT4.1 
 2. Maggioli, Jesi1.3 
 3. Kotti, N.Ferrara1.0 
 4. Ebi, Aget IM1.0 
 5. Boykin, Assigeco1.0 
 6. Chiacig, Scafati .0.9 
 7. Foiera, Forli0.8 
 8. Cutolo, San Severo0.8 
 9. Frosini, Trenkwalder0.8 
 10. Bryan, Umana Reyer0.8 


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  JAPAN   


Best players of Japanese BJ League round 11 - by Eurobasket News
American Michael Parker (200-G/F-81) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Fukuoka Rizing and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 29-year old swingman had a double-double of 30 points and ten rebounds, while his team crushed Shimane (#6, 5-7) with 18-point margin 96-78. It allowed Fukuoka Rizing to jump to the first place in the Japanese BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Fukuoka Rizing has a very solid 8-4 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Parker has many years of experience at Fukuoka Rizing, through which he has constantly improved. Evergreen State College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Parker is league's best scorer averaging so far 29.8ppg. Parker is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 11.0rpg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 68.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American guard Wendell White (198-G-84) of Kyoto Hannaryz. White impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Kyoto Hannaryz lost that game 82-96 to the higher-ranked Hamamatsu P. (#1, 11-1). Despite lost game Kyoto Hannaryz moved up to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-8 record. White is a newcomer at Kyoto Hannaryz and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was Wayne Arnold (193-G-84, agency: ACMT) of top-ranked Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix. Arnold got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds . He was a key player of Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix, leading his team to a 107-82 easy win against the lower-ranked Kyoto Hannaryz (#8, 4-8). Many experts and fans count Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 11 victories and only one lost games. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Arnold has a great season in Japan. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.1ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brian Harper (208-F/G-85) of Toyama Grouses - 28 points and 13 rebounds
5. Jeffrey Parmer (203-F-85) of Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jackie Manuel (196-G/F-83) of Miyazaki - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Reginald Warren (204-F-81) of Kyoto Hannaryz - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kenny Satterfield (188-G-81) of Saitama Bron. - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Chris Holm (212-C/F-84) of Sendai 89ers - 18 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Rasheed Sparks (190-G-77) of Takamatsu FA - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists


Japan too good for India - by Eurobasket News
Japan - India 85:58

Japan earned a well-awaited victory over India in the final game of the preliminary round at Asian Games. Japan thus improved at 4-1 record and won Group F. They will now fight with DPR Korea for the spot in the semifinal. India finished the round at 0-5 record at the bottom of the standings.
Japan obviously saved energy for the upcoming contest in this one. They started the game slowly allowing India to stick around. Japan led by just four points ten minutes into the encounter. The tempo increased the second frame. Japan managed to boost the lead as they were up by 11 points at halftime. India cut the deficit at just 7 points midway through the third term. They did not allow Japan to clear off trailing by 11 points prior to the fourth frame. But Japan eventually proved the strength. They exploded with 28 points in the fourth quarter and ran away for a comfortable win at the end.
Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) knocked down 13 points for Japan. Yuta Tabuse (173-G-80, college: BYU-Hawaii) and Ken Takeda (188-G/F-78) added 11 points apiece in the win. Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) replied with game-high 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Prakash Mishra (180-G/F-82) accounted for 11 points in the loss.

Japan: Hiroyuki Kinoshita 13, Yuta Tabuse 11, Ken Takeda 11
India: Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 15+12 boards, Prakash Mishra 11



Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 11-1 
 2. Sendai 89ers 7-5 
 3. Niigata Albirex 5-5 
 4. Toyama Grouses 5-7 
 5. Tokyo Apache 4-4 
 6. Akita 4-8 
 7. Saitama Bron. 3-9 
Western
 1. Shiga Lakestars 8-3 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 8-4 
 3. Osaka Evessa 8-4 
 4. Okinawa GK 6-6 
 5. Oita H.Devils 5-6 
 6. Shimane 5-7 
 7. Takamatsu FA 4-6 
 8. Kyoto Hannaryz 4-8 
 9. Miyazaki 4-8 


Ayodokun Akingbade joins Akita Northern Happinets - by Eurobasket
Akita Northern Happinets (BJ League) agreed terms with 26-year old Nigerian forward Ayodokun Akingbade (207-F-84, college: George Washington). Akingbade played most recently at BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers (Austria). While playing 1 game for Furstenfeld this season he recorded 9points, 6rebounds and 0blocks. Akingbade is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Austria, Portugal and Sweden.

Last season with Niigata Albirex in BJ League he recorded averages of 18.0ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 48.2%, FT: 54.9% in 36 games and was selected to Asia-Basket.com Japanese BJ League All-Imports 2nd Team.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  JORDAN   


Jordan surrender against China - by Eurobasket News
China - Jordan 101:53

China ensured the fifth straight win at Asian Games. They rolled past Jordan to win preliminary Group E. Zhang QingPeng (189-G-81) unloaded 31 points to lead the hosts. China will now take on Qatar in the quarterfinal on Wednesday. Jordan also made it into the playoffs as they are set to challenge Iran for the spot in the semis.
China stunned their opponents in the opening frame. Jordan accounted for only 8 points facing an 18-point deficit at the first intermission. China went on a 9:3 run to boost the lead early in the second term. The hosts ensured a comfortable 47:15 advantage at halftime. China did not loosen the grip in the third term. They entered the fourth period ahead by as many as 43 points 75:32. Jordan did not stand a single chance in the final ten minutes as China coasted to yet another impressive win at the tournament.
Zhou Peng (207-F-89) delivered 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for China. Tang ZhengDong (213-C-84) contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Ali Zaghab (204-F/C-88) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Jordan. Mahd Abdeen (186-G-87) netted 8 points and collected 7 rebounds in the loss.

China: Zhang QingPeng 31, Zhou Peng 20, Tang ZhengDong 16+12 boards
Jordan: Ali Zaghab 19, Mahd Abdeen 8



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  KOSOVO   


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Bambi 6-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 6-1 
 3. Peja 5-2 
 4. Trepca 4-3 
 5. K.EuroSporti 3-3 
 6. Bashkimi 2-5 
 7. Kosova 1-6 
 8. Mitrovica 0-7 


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  LATVIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja22.5 
 2. Bertans, VEF R.17.0 
 3. Veselovs, Valmiera16.8 
 4. Wilson, Zemgale16.7 
 5. Lowe, Barons16.7 
 6. Laksa, VEF Riga jrs16.5 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale15.9 
 8. Cipruss, Valmiera15.6 
 9. Stimac, Ventspils15.0 
 10. Berzins, VEF R.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Valmiera
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Cipruss, Valmiera10.4 
 2. Berzins, VEF R.8.5 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.3 
 4. Wilson, Zemgale7.7 
 5. Stimac, Ventspils7.7 
 6. Grafs, VEF Riga jrs7.3 
 7. Veselovs, Valmiera7.0 
 8. Ziedins, Valmiera6.5 
 9. Aleksejevs, Liepaja6.3 
 10. Nelyubov, VEF R.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Janis STRELNIEKS
  Ventspils
  (191-G-89)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.7 
 2. Bertans, VEF R.4.4 
 3. Lowe, Barons4.3 
 4. Jurevicus, Liepaja4.2 
 5. Gailitis, VEF R.4.1 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.0 
 7. Mason, Ventspils4.0 
 8. Piternieks, LU4.0 
 9. Sirsnins, Barons3.8 
 10. Feldmanis, Barons3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Corey LOWE
  Barons
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lowe, Barons3.0 
 2. Bertans, VEF R.2.4 
 3. Jurevicus, Liepaja2.3 
 4. Mitchell, Liepaja2.2 
 5. Mednis, Turiba2.0 
 6. Bedritis, Valmiera2.0 
 7. Slisans, LU2.0 
 8. Cavars, Barons2.0 
 9. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.0 
 10. Gailitis, VEF R.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Berzins, VEF R.4.0 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale2.2 
 3. Cipruss, Valmiera1.6 
 4. Beard, Liepaja1.3 
 5. Bertans, Barons1.0 
 6. Mednis, Turiba1.0 
 7. Skirmants, Barons0.9 
 8. Selakovs, VEF R.0.8 
 9. Piternieks, LU0.8 
 10. Jurevicus, Liepaja0.7 


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


LBL D2 Round 6: BS Ogre loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was a change at the LBL D2 leadership position after last games. Round 6 most important game was defeat of league's leader BS Ogre. They lost at home by sixth ranked DSN Riga 93-86. That victory allowed DSN Riga (4-1) to climb to fifth place. BS Ogre (4-2) on the other side went down to sixth position as they recorded their second loss. But BS Ogre have secured top position in the standings. Their last game will be against ninth-placed Barons/Ridzene. But it will have no influence on who will win that stage. DSN Riga will try to continue on it's current victory against twelfth ranked VEF Kadeti. It will be extra interesting game as VEF Kadeti is their local rival from Ogre.
Very significant was Saldus' (#5) 78-75 road victory against Zemgale/Jun.. Zemgale/Jun. added fourth loss to their record. That victory allowed Saldus (5-1) to take over a leadership position. They share it with Jurmala. Zemgale/Jun. (2-5) on the other side took eighth place. Saldus' next round game will be against Liepaja-2 (#10) on the road which should be an easy walk for them. Zemgale/Jun. will play against Livani to get back on winning track.
Quite upsetting was Livani's 43-point road defeat in a game versus ASK/Buki who crushed guests with a record result 104-61. That victory allowed ASK/Buki (5-3) to climb to fourth place. Fifth consecutive loss means that Livani is still at the bottom of the standings. ASK/Buki will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Livani will play against Zemgale/Jun. (#8) hoping to get finally their first victory.
VEF Kadeti is still winless. This time they could not use home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to Ventspils Aug. 76-97. That victory allowed Ventspils Aug. (5-2) to climb to third place. Fifth consecutive loss means that VEF Kadeti is still at the bottom of the standings. Ventspils Aug. will have a break next round. VEF Kadeti's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena DSN Riga.

In the last two games of round 6 Barons/Ridzene was destroyed by BS Daugava on the opponent's court 60-91. Liepaja-2 unfortunately lost to Jurmala in a home game 69-83.



BS Ogre - DSN Riga 86-93

There was a change at the LBL D2 leadership position after last games. Round 6 most important game was defeat of league's leader BS Ogre. They lost at home by sixth ranked DSN Riga 93-86. That victory allowed DSN Riga (4-1) to climb to fifth place. BS Ogre (4-2) on the other side went down to sixth position as they recorded their second loss. But BS Ogre have secured top position in the standings. Their last game will be against ninth-placed Barons/Ridzene. But it will have no influence on who will win that stage. DSN Riga will try to continue on it's current victory against twelfth ranked VEF Kadeti. It will be extra interesting game as VEF Kadeti is their local rival from Ogre.
gschID: 109451


BS Daugava - Barons/Ridzene 91-60

Rather expected game in Daugavapils where 9th ranked Barons/Ridzene (2-5) was crushed by seventh ranked BS Daugava (4-2) 91-60. That victory allowed BS Daugava (4-2) to climb to sixth place their first year in LBL D2. They share that position with BS Ogre. Barons/Ridzene (2-5) on the other side took eighth position as they recorded their fifth loss. BS Daugava are looking forward to the next round to face league's new leader Jurmala on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Barons/Ridzene will play against BS Ogre (#6) hoping to prove their fans that this time they can win.
gschID: 109452


Liepaja-2 - Jurmala 69-83

Very predictable result when second ranked Jurmala (5-1) defeated on the road 10th ranked Liepaja-2 (1-5) 83-69. That victory allowed Jurmala (5-1) to take over a leadership position in a very successful first year in LBL D2. They share that position with Saldus. Liepaja-2 (1-5) on the other side took tenth place as they recorded their fifth loss. Jurmala are looking forward to the next round to face BS Daugava (#7) in Daugavapils where they are favorite. Liepaja-2 will play at home against league's second-placed Saldus hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
gschID: 109453


VEF Kadeti - Ventspils Aug. 76-97

VEF Kadeti is still winless. This time they could not use home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to Ventspils Aug. 76-97. That victory allowed Ventspils Aug. (5-2) to climb to third place. Fifth consecutive loss means that VEF Kadeti is still at the bottom of the standings. Ventspils Aug. will have a break next round. VEF Kadeti's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena DSN Riga.
gschID: 109454


Zemgale/Jun. - Saldus 75-78

Very significant was Saldus' (#5) 78-75 road victory against Zemgale/Jun.. Zemgale/Jun. added fourth loss to their record. That victory allowed Saldus (5-1) to take over a leadership position. They share it with Jurmala. Zemgale/Jun. (2-5) on the other side took eighth place. Saldus' next round game will be against Liepaja-2 (#10) on the road which should be an easy walk for them. Zemgale/Jun. will play against Livani to get back on winning track.
gschID: 109449


ASK/Buki - Livani 104-61

Quite upsetting was Livani's 43-point road defeat in a game versus ASK/Buki who crushed guests with a record result 104-61. That victory allowed ASK/Buki (5-3) to climb to fourth place. Fifth consecutive loss means that Livani is still at the bottom of the standings. ASK/Buki will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Livani will play against Zemgale/Jun. (#8) hoping to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 109450




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  LEBANON   


Standings - Division A
Div.A Standings
 1. Champville 6-0 
 2. Sagesse 5-1 
 3. Al Riyadi 5-1 
 4. Moutahed 3-3 
 5. Anibal 3-4 
 6. Chabab 2-4 
 7. Antranik 2-4 
 8. Hoops 1-5 
 9. Byblos 1-6 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  Champville
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. El Khatib, Champville26.7 
 2. Byrd, Hoops24.0 
 3. Shannon, Anibal23.3 
 4. Cage, Hoops22.0 
 5. Abed El Nour, Al Ri.21.5 
 6. Battles, Antranik21.3 
 7. Thompson, Sagesse21.2 
 8. Zachery, Antranik20.7 
 9. Warner, Byblos19.7 
 10. Dawson, Chabab18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 20
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi20.0 
 2. Dawson, Chabab12.8 
 3. Battles, Antranik12.5 
 4. Byrd, Hoops12.0 
 5. Okosa, Moutahed11.3 
 6. Thompson, Sagesse11.2 
 7. Warner, Byblos10.9 
 8. Allen, Champville10.7 
 9. Shannon, Anibal9.9 
 10. Kanaan, Antranik9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rodrigue AKL
  Anibal
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Akl, Anibal7.6 
 2. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.8 
 3. Clemons, Chabab5.0 
 4. Roustom, Moutahed4.2 
 5. Fahed, Sagesse4.0 
 6. Khoury, Sagesse4.0 
 7. Youngblood, Champ.3.8 
 8. Barada, Byblos3.7 
 9. Warner, Byblos3.4 
 10. Cage, Hoops3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Enique CLEMONS
  Chabab
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Clemons, Chabab3.3 
 2. Roustom, Moutahed3.0 
 3. Byrd, Hoops2.8 
 4. Youngblood, Champ.2.3 
 5. Khoury, Sagesse2.3 
 6. Martinez, Champville2.2 
 7. Zachery, Antranik1.8 
 8. Cantrell, Byblos1.8 
 9. Lakiss, Chabab1.8 
 10. Abou Jawdeh, Hoops1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ramel ALLEN
  Champville
  (210-C-79)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Allen, Champville3.7 
 2. Fobbs, Sagesse3.0 
 3. Watkins, Sagesse2.3 
 4. Woods, Al Riyadi2.3 
 5. Thompson, Sagesse1.7 
 6. Shannon, Anibal1.4 
 7. Byrd, Hoops1.3 
 8. Kanaan, Antranik1.3 
 9. Okosa, Moutahed1.3 
 10. Hamdar, Hoops1.2 


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Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Ahli Benghazi 1-0 
 2. Ahli Tripoli 1-0 
 3. Ittihad 1-0 
 4. Madina 1-0 
 5. Nasr 1-0 
 6. Hilal 0-1 
 7. Jazeera 0-1 
 8. Morog 0-1 
 9. Shabab 0-1 
 10. Yarmook 0-1 


The start of the 2010/2011 season - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in D1 just started. Host teams show no mercy winning all games. Round 1 most important game was a victory of Nasr over bottom-ranked Shabab 87-78. Nasr are looking forward to the next round to face Madina (#4). Shabab will play against league's second-placed Ahli Tripoli hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Another interesting game was between Ittihad which hosted on the court of Hilal (0-1). Ittihad's next round game will be against Morog. Hilal will play against Yarmook to get more than just one victory in their record.

Other games in round 1 were not that significant. Yarmook lost to Madina on the road 77-91. Ahli Benghazi won against Morog at it's own court 76-60. Jazeera lost to Ahli Tripoli in a road game 56-70.


Nasr - Shabab 87-78

Round 1 most important game was a victory of Nasr over Shabab 87-78. Nasr are looking forward to the next round to face Madina. Shabab will play against Ahli Tripoli hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
gschID: 116364


Madina - Yarmook 91-77

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Madina (1-0) beat bottom-ranked Yarmook (0-1) 91-77. Madina are looking forward to the next round to face Nasr. Yarmook will play against Hilal hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
gschID: 116365


Ahli Benghazi - Morog 76-60

Very expected game when Morog (0-1) lost to Ahli Benghazi (1-0) 76-60. Ahli Benghazi (1-0) of course still keep top position in the standings. Ahli Benghazi are looking forward to the next round to face Jazeera which should be theoretically an easy game. Morog will play against Ittihad hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
gschID: 116361


Ittihad - Hilal 95-77

Another interesting game was between Ittihad (1-0) which hosted on the court of Hilal (0-1). Ittihad had an easy defeat 95-77. Ittihad's next round game will be against Morog which should be an easy walk for them. Hilal will play against Yarmook to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 116362


Ahli Tripoli - Jazeera 70-56

Rather predictable result when second ranked Ahli Tripoli (1-0) won against Jazeera (0-1) 70-56. Ahli Tripoli are looking forward to the next round to face Shabab. Jazeera will play against league's new leader Ahli Benghazi hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
gschID: 116363




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Zyle's a double-double lands him NKL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
22-year old center Gediminas Zyle (210-C-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Zalgiris-Sabonio mokykla Kaunas and receives a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Delikatesas (#15, 3-10) 87-74. Zalgiris-Sabonio maintains the 5th position in Lithuanian NKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Zalgiris-Sabonio will need more victories to improve their 8-5 record. In the team's last game Zyle had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Zalgiris-Sabonio's top player in his first season with the team. Zyle has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 6.5rpg) and averages solid 61.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Zilvinas Petraitis (194-G/F-88) of Delikatesas Joniskis. He is a swingman in his first season at Delikatesas. In the last game Petraitis recorded impressive 33 points and 2 rebounds. Bad luck as Delikatesas lost that game 74-87 to the higher-ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (#5, 8-5). Delikatesas are still at the very bottom. 10 lost games is too many comparing to just three victories Delikatesas managed to get this year. Petraitis is a newcomer at Delikatesas and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.7ppg (#6). He also registered 4.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Vytautas Nedzinskas (196-G/F-87) of Silute (#9). Nedzinskas scored 19 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Nedzinskas' great performance Silute lost 73-80 to slightly higher-ranked Nafta Universitetas (#8, 6-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Silute not to end season on such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Nedzinskas could try to bring Silute's a little bit higher in the standings. Nedzinskas has individually a great season in Lithuania. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.4rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darius Gricius (195-G-86) of LKKA-Atletas - 26 points and 5 rebounds
5. Gintautas Vileita (194-G-75) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 30 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Sarunas Vingelis (192-G-89) of LKKA-Atletas - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Juotas Blazys (197-F-82) of Delikatesas - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Azeez Oladimeji (204-F-89) of Radviliskis - 14 points and 16 rebounds
9. Mindaugas Kupsas (211-C-91) of Zalgiris-Sabonio - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists


Best players of Lithuanian LKL round 9 - by Eurobasket News
Naturalized Swiss Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Nevezis Kedainiai and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 25-year old guard had the game-high 31 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for Nevezis in his team's victory, helping them to beat Rudupis (#3, 5-2) 89-77. Despite this victory Nevezis dropped to the 8th position in Swiss LKL. Nevezis is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-4 record. In the team's last game Alijevas had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Nevezis' top player in his first season with the team. Alijevas has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.6ppg. Alijevas is in league's top in assists (7th best: 4.9apg) and averages solid 61.1% FGP and 50.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Nevezis Kedainiai's star - 25-year old center Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85). Dimsa impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Nevezis cruised to a 89-77 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Rudupis (#3, 5-2). This victory allowed Nevezis to move up to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Dimsa is well-known by Nevezis fans and together with Rolandas Alijevas they both established positions as the team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Aidas Viskontas (185-G-86) of Perlas Vilnius (#11). Viskontas scored 29 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Perlas, leading his team to a 85-78 win against slightly higher-ranked Neptunas (#10, 3-5). Perlas 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 Viskontas he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Viskontas has individually a great season in Lithuania. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.4ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Siim-Sander Vene (203-F-90) of Aiscai Kaunas - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) of Lietuvos Rytas - 19 points and 8 rebounds
6. Zygimantas Janavicius (192-G-89) of Siauliai - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) of Rudupis - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Martynas Mazeika (190-G-85) of Neptunas - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) of Siauliai - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Sarunas Kulevicius (190-G-89) of Techasas - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists


Juventus add Cepukaitis - by Eurobasket News
Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-C-89, agency: Interperformances) started his career in 2005-2006 for Alytus Alita (NKL), played also at B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas junior team. In 2006-2007 moved to 2007-2008: Zalgiris-Sabonio mokykla Kaunas (NKL, starting five) and in 2008-2009 appeared for BC Kaunas Triobet (LKL). In 2009-201 signed for Aisciai Kaunas (LKL, starting five) and in Baltic League after 8 games averaged 7.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 55.6%, FT: 20.0%. In Lithuanian League after 21 games his stats read 10.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.2bpg), FGP: 58.9%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 60.3%. The season 2010-2011 started for B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL), played also at Zalgiris-Sabonio mokykla Kaunas (NKL, starting five). He recorded 23 points for Zalgiris-Sabonio in a win over Puntukas An. 103:82. Last night Vaidas Cepukaitis poured in 12 points in the game versus Sakalai. Juventus defeated 12th ranked Sakalai 72-67. The biggest contributor to a victory was former international forward Aurimas Kieza with 9 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Juventus maintain fourth place.
Jonas Elvikis (195-F-82) meanwhile started his season right in the latest game with 2 points. Last season he recorded 25 points as Juventus cruised past Techasas for the 10th win in the season. Darius Pakamanis came up with 26 points to lead the hosts. Jonas Elvikis added 25 points in the winning effort. Vaidotas Volkus responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds for Techasas


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Rolandas ALIJEVAS
  Nevezis
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Alijevas, Nevezis19.6 
 2. Kieza, Juventus19.4 
 3. Janavicius, Siauliai19.0 
 4. Bajramovic, Lietuv.18.3 
 5. Volkus, Techasas18.0 
 6. Dilys, Naglis-Adakris17.4 
 7. Viskontas, Perlas16.4 
 8. Valukonis, Techasas16.0 
 9. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.7 
 10. Sarakauskas, Siauliai15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Kieza, Juventus13.5 
 2. Sarakauskas, Siauliai11.2 
 3. Silinskis, Techasas8.5 
 4. Dimsa, Nevezis7.9 
 5. Valanciunas, Lietuv.7.8 
 6. Zelionis, Rudupis7.4 
 7. Valukonis, Techasas7.4 
 8. Janisius, Sakalai6.7 
 9. Vasylius, Neptunas6.6 
 10. Klimavicius, Zalgiris6.6 
Assists Per Game
 DeJuan COLLINS
  Zalgiris
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Collins, Zalgiris5.6 
 2. Janavicius, Siauliai5.3 
 3. Juskevicius, Rudupis5.3 
 4. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.0 
 5. Lowe, Naglis-Adakris5.0 
 6. El-Amin, Lietuvos.5.0 
 7. Alijevas, Nevezis4.9 
 8. Dainys, Rudupis4.8 
 9. Ezerskis, Techasas4.7 
 10. Rinkevicius, Techasas4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marius VALUKONIS
  Techasas
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Valukonis, Techasas2.7 
 2. Vasylius, Neptunas2.4 
 3. Juskevicius, Rudupis2.4 
 4. Viskontas, Perlas2.3 
 5. Rinkevicius, Techasas2.3 
 6. Razutis, Naglis-A.2.1 
 7. Alijevas, Nevezis2.0 
 8. Janavicius, Siauliai2.0 
 9. Newley, Lietuvos.2.0 
 10. Vene, Aiscai Kaunas1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Darius SILINSKIS
  Techasas
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Silinskis, Techasas3.0 
 2. Begic, Zalgiris2.4 
 3. Valanciunas, Lietuv.2.2 
 4. Cresnar, Nevezis1.9 
 5. Jucikas, Siauliai1.5 
 6. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.3 
 7. Galdikas, Neptunas1.1 
 8. Petrukonis, Perlas1.1 
 9. Valeika, Alytus Alita1.0 
 10. Butkevicius, Rudupis1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas SRAGAUSKIS
  LKKA-Atletas
  (200-F-86)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Sragauskis, LKKA-.22.4 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.20.8 
 3. Tarvydas, Puntukas19.8 
 4. Jurkus, Silute19.8 
 5. Sebeziovas, Triobe.18.8 
 6. Petraitis, Delikate.18.7 
 7. Vileita, Pieno Z.17.2 
 8. Mineikis, Radviliskis16.9 
 9. Cizauskas, Zalgir.16.6 
 10. Kaupaitis, Silute15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.11.1 
 2. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.10.5 
 3. Oladimeji, Radvilis.9.8 
 4. Keras, Delikatesas9.5 
 5. Galdikas, Puntukas9.3 
 6. Pupinis, Erelita8.0 
 7. Mineikis, Radviliskis7.7 
 8. Nedzinskas, Silute7.4 
 9. Zyle, Zalgiris.6.5 
 10. Pikalavicius, Erelita6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai6.0 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.6.0 
 3. Sapiega, Erelita5.3 
 4. Leonard, Pieno Z.5.2 
 5. Zymantas, Nafta U.4.5 
 6. Cizauskas, Zalgir.4.5 
 7. Kutra, Delikatesas4.2 
 8. Malasauskas, LKKA-.3.9 
 9. Vileita, Pieno Z.3.6 
 10. Rinkunas, Puntukas3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai3.4 
 2. Metelica, Erelita3.2 
 3. Vileita, Pieno Z.2.9 
 4. Padgureckas, Meres.2.7 
 5. Sapiega, Erelita2.5 
 6. Pupinis, Erelita2.5 
 7. Radavicius, Meres.2.5 
 8. Petraitis, Delikate.2.4 
 9. Zymantas, Nafta U.2.4 
 10. Kutra, Delikatesas2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.3.2 
 2. Galdikas, Puntukas3.0 
 3. Urbonas, LK.2.0 
 4. Kupsas, Zalgir.1.8 
 5. Pupinis, Erelita1.7 
 6. Mankevicius, Erelita1.5 
 7. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.1.4 
 8. Gurklys, AB.1.1 
 9. Jucikas, Delikatesas1.0 
 10. Oladimeji, Radvilis.0.9 


RKL Standings
RKL Standings
Aukstaitijos
 1. Panevezio B-A 7-0 
 2. Birzu 7-2 
 3. Raseiniai 5-2 
 4. Siauliu raj. 5-2 
 5. Siauliu 5-3 
 6. Kelmes 2-5 
 7. Saule 92-94 2-7 
 8. Kedainiu Nev-2 1-6 
 9. Panevezio O-K 0-7 
Suvalkijos
 1. M.Matinga 8-0 
 2. Siaku 6-2 
 3. Zalgiris-Sabonio 2 6-2 
 4. KM Tornado 6-3 
 5. Birstono 5-4 
 6. Vitlaima 4-4 
 7. Radijas Tau 3-5 
 8. Prienu 3-7 
 9. M.Kadis 1-7 
 10. Jonavos 0-8 
Vidurio
 1. Moletu 7-0 
 2. Elektrenu 5-2 
 3. Kupiskio 5-2 
 4. Ignalinos 3-4 
 5. Liet.kur.rinktine 3-4 
 6. Vilniaus k.m. 3-4 
 7. S.M.K.A. 3-5 
 8. LSGG-Alekniskis 2-5 
 9. Utenos 1-6 
Zemaitijos
 1. Klaipedos 8-1 
 2. LCC TU 8-1 
 3. Plunges SM 7-2 
 4. Gargzdai 6-3 
 5. Neringos 6-3 
 6. Plunges Z. 5-4 
 7. Kretinga 3-6 
 8. Tiche 3-6 
 9. Akmenes 2-8 
 10. Liutas 1-8 
 11. Pagegiu 1-8 


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1/8h Final of Cup of Luxembourg played Nov. 9-12!! 1/4 Final Matchups Drawn!!! - by John Thomas
Let us catch up now on basketball news in Luxembourg.

November 12, 2010

The 1/8 finals of the Cup of Luxembourg were recently played out. The results were expected with the exception of two or three matches. Basket Esch, who has high hopes for a possible chance for winning the double, easily defeated Pall Arel Basket of Arlon (+20). Amicale Steinsel won easily over Racing Luxembourg. T 71 Dudelange won at Mondorf (+10), Residence Walferdange easily dumped the Kordallsteelers (+20) and Soleuvre defeated Kayldall (+10) with no problem to advance to the next round.

The more interesting matchups were Musel Pikes at BC Mess (+10), Contern at Heffingen (+10) and Etzella at Sparta. BC Mess, coached by Jerome Alff came out on top against Frank Baum's Musel Pikes' team for the upset of the round. In Heffingen, Contern was destroyed for the upset victory there. But, the huge matchup was the one between perennial powers Sparta Bertrange and Etzella Ettelbruck.

Sparta - Etzella 75-81


Cory Abercrombie led Sparta with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Jairo DelGado defended Larrie Smith, holding him to 11 points. Smith did grab 10 rebounds and added 2 steals, 2 assists and a blocked shot however. Patrick Arbaut also added 10 points and 7 assists. For Etzella, Nelson DelGado was the man of the night with 29 points on 10 of 21 shooting from the field and 8 of 11 from the charity stripe. Dustin Scott dropped 24 points, took 12 rebounds and blocked 2 shots. Jairo DelGado pitched in with 18 points. The game was back and forth with Etzella maintaining a narrow margin throughout. Etzella went up by as many as 10 points and Sparta kept climbing back in the game. Youngster Gilles Polfer came through late with a big steal from Smith and hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to help seal the tough road victory for Etzella. So, the defending Cup Champions from Sparta are now out of the race.

The results:


Pall Arel Basket (+20) - Basket Esch 71-94
BC Mess (+10) - Musel Pikes 88-86
Heffingen (+10) - Contern 85-66
Racing (+10) - Amicale 72-91
Mondorf (+10) - T71 68-81
Kordallsteelers (+20) - Residence 62-92
Kayldall (+10) - Soleuvre 67-83
Sparta - Etzella 75-81

November 21,2010


The 1/4 finals matchups of the Cup of Luxembourg were drawn. It looks like this:

Soleuvre - T71
Etzella - Residence
Amicale - Basket Esch
BC Mess - Heffingen
The games are to be played on December 8th or 9th.




Etzella Romps at Basket Esch with 24 point win! Kennedy with 38 as Residence sneeks past struggling Sparta! Black Star 0-8 as woes continue!! - by John Thomas
Saturday, November 13, 2010

DBBL
Round 8

Amicale - Musel Pikes 83-71


Amicale won on the road in this very important matchup between two teams fighting to stay in the race for one of the top six playoff spots. Musel Pikes had a good start and went up 10 points by the end of the 1st quarter. Amicale stormed back behind Eric Jeitz who finished with 16 points in the first half. After a close 3rd quarter, Musel Pikes was still up 62-63. With score still tied 70-70 at the 5:00 mark, Amicale came on strong. They finished with a 13-1 run blowing by the visitors 21-8 in the 4th for the 12 point home victory behind Louis Birdsong (198-F-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: George Mason) and his 26/11 double-double.
Amicale: Louis Birdsong 26 pts, 11 reb, 2 bs, 2 st, Eric Jeitz 25 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast and 2 st, 6/7 3ft; Christian Schartz 16 pts, 10 ast, 2 st and 5/6 2fg.
Musel Pikes: Laurent Schwartz 20 pts, 2 ast and 7 to; Trenton Wurtz (203-F-83, college: Indiana St.) 16 pts, 10 reb, 4 ast, 5/8 2fg, 3/4 ft; Tomasz Wojnowski 13 pts, 12 reb, 1 bs, 2 ast; Jean Kox 10 pts, 6 to; Guy Schmit 8 pts, 2st, 5 to, 2 ast.

Contern - T 71 64-78

T71 won again in Contern to stay in the race for one of the top spots in the DBBL. Contern lost this game in the first quarter where they slept through to a 9-22 end. The rest of the game was appreciated by the home crowd as they won the final 3 quarters 55-49. T71 had 4 players in double figures as they cruised in the final half to an easy 14 point road win. Frank Muller was on fire shooting 6/8 2fg 75%, 4/6 3fg 67% and 7/8 ft 88%. Muller was game MVP with 31 points and 8 rebounds. Contern's usual high scorer Dan Kalmes was held to only 13 points.
Contern: Brandon Gary (202-F-83, college: Hutchinson CC) 18 pts, 7 reb and 1 bs; Dan Kalmes 13pts, 3 ast, 1 st; Ted Schleimer 12 pts, 3 st.
T71: Frank Muller 31 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast, 2 st; Tom Schumacher 18 pts, 6 ast, 7/10 2fg, Bob Kieffer 10 pts, Denell Stephens (192-G-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Slippery Rock) 12 pts, 6 reb, 1 bs, 1 st.

Residence - Sparta 78-76

Coming off a hard cup loss at home to Etzella Ettelbruck, Sparta had to travel to Walferdange to face an always dangerous and highly motivated Residence squad. It was all Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) who dominated the match with 38 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals. Teammate Pitt Koster showed another strong performance with a double-double of his own with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) bounced back with a great effort leading Sparta with 28 points, 16 rebounds and 3 steals. Cory Abercrombie (201-F/C-85, college: Independence CC) was superb with a 20 point 13 rebound effort of his own. Patrick Arbaut added 19 points and 8 rebounds. As well as those three played, they could simply not overcome Kennedy's 38 and Koster's 20. Residence held on to win by 2.
Residence: Marcus Kennedy 38 pts, 9 reb, 4 st; Pitt Koster 20 pts, 10 reb
Sparta: Larrie Smith 28 pts, 16 reb, 3 st; Cory Abercrombie 20 pts, 13 reb; Patrick Arbaut 19 pts, 8 reb

Basket Esch - Etzella 57-81

Etzella surprised Basket Esch, completely dominating them in every way for the first 3 periods. Etzella could relax in the fourth, subbing heavily as they cruised to a convincing 24 point road win. Jairo DelGado held John Reimold (198-F-81, college: Bowling Green) to a season low 7 points, Martin Rajniak could only manage 10 points and Ken Diederich was held to 3. A bright spot for Basket Esch was Stefan Svitek who finished with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Nelson DelGado was fabulous, scoring 21 points and dished for 4 assists. Dustin Scott (203-F/C-85, college: Charleston) followed with 19 points, 4 asists and blocked 3 shots. Scoring balance was added by Tim Giver 15 and Raphael Albaladejo with 14.
Basket Esch: Stefan Svitek 18 pts, 7 reb; Martin Rajniak 10 pts; John Reimold 7 pts.
Etzella: Nelson DelGado 21 pts, 4 ast; Dustin Scott 19 pts, 4 ast, 4 st, 3 bs; Tim Giver 15 pts, 3 ast; Raphael Albaladejo 14 pts 5 reb

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Soleuvre - Black Star 94-74

Black Star, still defeated on the season dropped to 0-8 with the road loss. Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84, agency: JEMsports, college: Ark.-Monticello) led Black Star again with 21 points. Forward Tom Becker managed 18 points and Tom Rausch contributed 19. Soleuvre is always tough at home on a Sunday afternoon and proved to be too much for Black Star's defense to handle. Soleuvre had a maximum lead of 80-52 at the end of the 3rd. Everyone got to play and they hung on to pocket the 20 point win. Soleuvre had 4 players in double figures. No other stats are yet available.
Soleuvre: Ben Hemmen 22 pts; Domonique Crawford (193-G-84, college: Youngstown St.) 21 pts; David Berthle 17 points and David Controguerra 14 pts.
Black Star: Billy McDaniel 21 pts, Tom Becker 18 pts, Tom Rausch 19 pts




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  MEXICO   


Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Xalapa 19-4 
 2. Toros 19-4 
 3. Pioneros 17-6 
 4. Fuerza Regia 16-7 
 5. Halc.Rojos 16-7 
 6. Angeles 15-7 
 7. Lobos Grises 14-9 
 8. Huracanes 14-9 
 9. Soles 12-11 
 10. Ola Verde 11-12 
 11. Lechugueros 10-13 
 12. Potros 10-13 
 13. Panteras 9-13 
 14. Algodoneros 8-14 
 15. Titanes 6-16 
 16. Abejas 6-17 
 17. Jaguares 1-20 
 18. Volcanes 0-22 


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  MOLDOVA   


Standings
D1 Standings