EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/8/2010

Copyright 1997-2010 Eurobasket
WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site!
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the report, nor will you attempt to do so.
More info:www.eurobasket.com


Men News

*****************************************************
  ABA   


Pioneers win second game in a row - by Gianni Pascucci
The St. Louis Pioneers handled business in Chicago this weekend by sweeping a 2 game series with the Chicago Steam. Game 2, played on Saturday night, ended 91-81 for St.Louis. It was the hot shooting of guard LaPhonso Ellis Jr. (6'3''-G) that was simply too much for coach Ron Hicks and his Chicago Steam. Ellis finished with 23 points connecting on seven three pointers as the St. Louis Pioneers defeated the Steam winning 91-81 in the weekend finale. 'They played us pretty tough today, Phonso got hot and he opened up the game and we where able to finish strong' said Russell Pelly (6'2''-G, college: Mo.-St.Louis). This was a great weekend and a good measuring stick for us as a whole and we can't argue with the results.Laphonso is one of our best shooters and tonight he showed it. We are proud of the Coach Stricker and all the guys and next week we are right back to business' said Marcus Collins the teams GM..For additional info on the Pioneers visit www.stlpioneers.com

ABA Dallas Teams Represent in 3pt and Slam Dunk Contests - by Tyler Gatlin
Dallas, TX Players from the North Texas Fresh, Texas RimRockers, and Dallas Impact represented their respective squads in a 3pt Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest Saturday November 6 at the Lakewest Family YMCA in Dallas, Texas. The event was held to promote the upcoming 'Tri-State Showcase.'

North Texas Fresh sharpshooter Kyle Plath (6'4''-G-88, college: Wisc.Lutheran) put on a shooting display and took home the 3pt crown, defeating Dallas Impact guard Alonzo Washington (5'10''-G-84, college: Texas Coll.) in the final round.

The Slam Dunk competition excited the crowd and ended with Co-Champions when a winner could not be determined after the final round of dunks. Travoy Edwards (6'7''-F-88, college: Great Falls) and A'Daeron 'A.D.' Duncan, both from the North Texas Fresh, finished the show with a reverse, double cluth throwdown, and an off the backboard, tomahawk slam respectively. The consensus in the gym was 'too close to call.'

November 12,13,14 the Lakewest Y will host the 'Tri-State Showcase' featuring 9 ABA teams. The Colorado Kings, Oklahoma Stallions, North Texas Fresh, North Dallas Vandals, Houston Red Storm, Texas Fuel, Texas RimRockers, West Texas Whirlwinds, and the Dallas Impact will all be in attendance.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or by going to www.ticketleap.com search Dallas Impact.



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


*****************************************************
  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  Cibona
  (202-G/F-89)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Bogdanovic, Cibona22.8 
 2. Lee, Radnicki21.5 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm20.2 
 4. Draper, Cedevita19.2 
 5. Simmons, CEZ N.17.8 
 6. Car, Zadar17.5 
 7. Edwards, Cedevita17.3 
 8. Ilievski, U.Olimpija16.3 
 9. Chase, Igokea16.3 
 10. Zoric, KK.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Zoric, KK.8.7 
 2. Necas, CEZ Nymburk7.5 
 3. Radosevic, Cibona7.3 
 4. Bilan, Zadar7.2 
 5. Macvan, Hemofarm6.8 
 6. Booker, Krka6.7 
 7. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.4 
 8. Kasun, KK.6.3 
 9. Zubcic, Cibona6.0 
 10. Vladovic, Zadar5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Draper, Cedevita6.3 
 2. Nissim, CEZ N.5.2 
 3. Morovic, Siroki TT4.5 
 4. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.0 
 5. Lafayette, Partizan4.0 
 6. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.0 
 7. Stipcevic, Cibona4.0 
 8. Nedovic, Crvena Z.3.8 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar3.7 
 10. Renfroe, KK.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Draper, Cedevita2.5 
 2. Lee, Radnicki2.3 
 3. Ilievski, U.Olimpija2.3 
 4. Ozbolt, U.Olimpija2.2 
 5. Troha, Cedevita2.2 
 6. Renfroe, KK.2.2 
 7. Cakarevic, Radnicki2.2 
 8. Radosevic, Cibona2.2 
 9. Lafayette, Partizan2.0 
 10. Nedovic, Crvena Z.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Leon RADOSEVIC
  Cibona
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Radosevic, Cibona1.2 
 2. Chan, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.0 
 4. Booker, Krka1.0 
 5. Vesely, Partizan1.0 
 6. Nikolic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 7. Scekic, Buducnost0.8 
 8. Zoric, KK.0.8 
 9. Milosevic, Crvena Z.0.8 
 10. Bogdanovic, Cibona0.7 


*****************************************************
  ASEAN LEAGUE   


BRUNEI BARRACUDAS STUN PHILIPINE PATRIOTS AT HOME! - by Ozell Wells
Brunei Barracudas Stun Philippine Patriots at Home

Brunei started off to a very good start with a 10-2 lead to the Philippines. Chris Commons (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken) contributing 7 points in the 1st quarter that gave the Barracudas a further lead to 16-2 ending the 1st quarter.

In the 2nd Quarter, the warmed up Patiots managed to narrow the gap and dominated the 2nd quarter. The Patriots managed to score a good 19 points in the 2nd half with the Barracudas only collecting 12 points. Despite Bruneis defeat game to the KL Dragons last weekend, the Brunei Barracudas played really well and managed to maintain the lead and ended the 2nd quarter at 28-21

The Patriots were desperate to catch up but the Barracudas held strong to maintain the lead. Chris Commons and Ramsey Williams (178-G-80, college: Hawaii) were both in top form and played well together to maintain their teams lead. The defending champions had no way of responding to the Brunei Barracudas and the 3rd Quarter ended at 51-36.

The Brunei Barracudas made sure they defended well so that the Patriots could not get close to the basket. The Patriots found it hard getting into the D as the Brunei led the game ending it at a huge gap of 71-56. This is the first loss for the Patriots as the have won all of their first 4 games.

Ramsey Williams contributed 23 points and Chris Commons contributed 20 points to their teams success. Egay Billones (175-G-75) contributed 19 points while Donald Little (211-C-78, college: Cincinnati) only managed a poor 11 points in the game.
courtesy of ASEAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE


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


Round 6: #1 Philip.Patriots is defeated by Barracudas - by Eurobasket News
The most shocking disappointment of round 6 was first loss of undefeated (so far) Philip.Patriots. They were badly beaten at home by fifth ranked Barracudas who outscored them by 15 points 56-71. Ramsey Williams scored 23 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Chris Commons helped with 20 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Donald Little with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Despite the victory Barracudas (2-4) stays at fifth position. This loss did not change Philip.Patriots's (5-1) top position in the standings as they recorded their first loss. Philip.Patriots will play next round against strong Singapore S. 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 travel locally in to the arena Singapore S.. Barracudas will try to continue on it's current victory against second ranked Thailand S.. It will be extra interesting game as Thailand S. is their local rival from .

The most impressive stats of the last round was 20 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists by Antoine Broxsie of Satria Muda Britama Jakarta



Thailand S. - KL Dragons 76-74

Thailand Slammers earned the fourth win as they narrowly defeated KL Dragons at home court. Sullivan fired 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the hosts. Dixon netted 18 points and pulled down 9 rebounds for the Slammers in the victory. Nakiea Miller replied with 20 points and 13 boards for KL Dragons.
Top scorers:
Thailand Slammers: D.Joshua Sullivan 28+11reb, J.Dixon 18+9reb+5ast, S.Pinitpatcharalert 11, P.Piroon 9+1reb, F.Baguion 5+8ast, M.Jantuma 4+1reb,
Westsports KL Dragons: N.Miller 20+13reb+1ast, A.Hartman 19+2ast, B.Guganeswaran 11+3ast, R.Lingganay 9+4reb+1ast, A.Raymundo 9+3reb, Y.Jing Kwaan 4+2reb,


Satria Muda - KL Dragons 72-77

Satria Muda had to surrender against KL Dragons at home court. Kwaan stepped up with 15 points for the visitors as they posted the third win. Nakiea Miller contributed 13 points and 15 boards for KL Dragons. Adriano responded with 22 points for Satria Muda.
Top scorers:
Westsports KL Dragons: Y.Jing Kwaan 15+2reb, N.Miller 13+15reb+1ast, A.Hartman 12+10reb+2ast, B.Guganeswaran 11+3reb+6ast, Y.Seng John Ng 11+8reb+1ast, R.Lingganay 9+4reb+4ast,
Satria Muda Britama Jakarta: F.Adriano 22+6reb+3ast, M.Morrison 20+11reb+1ast, A.Broxsie 12+10reb+2ast, C.Camaso 10+10reb, M.Wuysang 8+3reb+5ast, R.Pratama 0,


Satria Muda - Singapore S. 88-83 OT

Satria Muda came from behind to tame Singapore Slingers in overtime. Morrison delivered 21 points and 13 boards for Satria Muda. Broxsie netted 20 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out 6 assists for the home team. Leonidez Avenido answered with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the Slingers.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda Britama Jakarta: M.Morrison 21+13reb+1ast, A.Broxsie 20+17reb+6ast, F.Adriano 15+7reb+5ast, M.Wuysang 15+5reb+3ast, R.Febrian 6+3reb+1ast, C.Camaso 6+5reb,
Singapore Slingers: L.Avenido 24+10reb+4ast, M.Skinner 21+6reb+2ast, A.Vergara 12+4reb+6ast, K.Jeffers 10+17reb+2ast, S.Khoo 8+1reb+3ast, H.Ng 6+2reb,


Barracudas - Philip.Patriots 71-56

The most shocking disappointment of round 6 was first loss of undefeated (so far) Philip.Patriots. They were badly beaten at home by fifth ranked Barracudas who outscored them by 15 points 56-71. Ramsey Williams scored 23 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Chris Commons helped with 20 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Donald Little with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Despite the victory Barracudas (2-4) stays at fifth position. This loss did not change Philip.Patriots's (5-1) top position in the standings as they recorded their first loss. Philip.Patriots will play next round against strong Singapore S. 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 travel locally in to the arena Singapore S.. Barracudas will try to continue on it's current victory against second ranked Thailand S.. It will be extra interesting game as Thailand S. is their local rival from .
Top scorers:
Brunei Barracudas: R.Williams 23+2reb+4ast, C.Commons 20+7reb+1ast, C.Garnett 9+10reb+1ast, C.Tolomia 9+7reb+1ast, B.Faundo 6+8reb+4ast, E.Tan 4+1reb+1ast,
Philippine Patriots: E.Billones 19+3reb, D.Little 11+12reb+2ast, J.Cabatu 8+7reb, C.Jaime 6+4reb, A.Salangsang 3+5reb+2ast, W.Ibanez 3+3reb+1ast,




*****************************************************
  AUSTRALIA   


NBL Round 4 wrap. - by Danny Russell
Round 4 kicked off in Townsville as the Crocs welcomed the Perth Wildcats. Will Blalock (183-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) stared for the Crocs with 19 points, 2 assists. Young international player Stephen Weigh (198-G/F-87) enjoyed being back in his home state and he showed why Wildcats coach Rob Beveridge has big plans for this player, Weigh had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals. Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) continued his form for the Wildcats with 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists. Crocs 85 - 91 Wildcats.

Sunday saw 4 games, kicking off in Queensland with the Wildcats rounding out their roadtrip against the Cairns Taipans. Weigh continued his form from the night before as he top scored for the Wildcats with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist. Redhage joined in with 15 points of his own to go with 7 rebounds. The Taipans looked good however, led by Ronald Dorsey (197-G/F-83, college: McNeese St.) with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and Dusty Rychart (201-F-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Minnesota) with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block. Taipans 86 - 69 Wildcats.

The Sydney Kings headed to Adelaide to face the 36ers, for the Kings Luke Cooper (183-G-84, college: Alaska-Anch.) was perfect from the field for 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. The Americans led the way for the 36ers with Troy DeVries (193-G-82, college: N.Mexico) 18 points, Adam Ballinger (205-F-79, college: Michigan St.) 16 points and Craig Winder (188-G-84, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Texas) 15 points. 36ers 87 - 75 Kings.

Top of the table clash saw the New Zealand Breakers head to the Gold Coast Blaze. The injury plauged Blaze struggled on the night but International forward Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) continues to shine with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block. The Breakers were all systems go, Gary Wilkinson (206-F-82, college: Utah St.) lead with 23 points, Thomas Abercrombie (198-G/F-87, college: Washington St.) scored 15 points, Kevin Braswell (188-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgetown) chipped in 14 off the bench while NBL superstar Kirk Penney (196-G-80, college: Wisconsin) played his first game back since missing out on a NBA contract in 25 minutes Penney scored 13 points, pulled down 5 rebounds and dished out 2 assists. Blaze 81 - 96 Breakers.

All eyes were on the Melbourne Tigers playing host to the Wollongong Hawks as Hawks legend Glen Saville (197-G/F-76) played his 500th game. Saville hails from north of Melbourne and had all his family and friends in the stands all hoping for another timeless performance. The Tigers spoiled the party early jumping out to a double digit lead in the first half lead by TJ Campbell (175-G-88, college: Portland) 21 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds. The Hawks weren't done yet as Saville showed why he is one of the greatest to play in the league. The Duel Olympian lead a 3rd quarter comeback with 15 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Tigers 82 - 86 Hawks.


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Ervin, Hawks22.6 
 2. Redhage, Wildcats18.7 
 3. Worthington, Blaze17.8 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.16.8 
 5. Loughton, Taipans16.5 
 6. Ubaka, Taipans16.3 
 7. Harvey, Blaze15.8 
 8. Forman, Hawks15.4 
 9. Petrie, Blaze15.0 
 10. DeVries, 36ers14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.10.5 
 2. Holmes, 36ers10.0 
 3. Vukona, Breakers9.0 
 4. Petrie, Blaze8.3 
 5. Davidson, Hawks7.8 
 6. Freeman, Croco.7.6 
 7. Nevill, Tigers7.5 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.7.5 
 9. Knight, Wildcats7.3 
 10. Rychart, Taipans7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Ervin, Hawks5.8 
 2. DeVries, 36ers5.8 
 3. Carter, 36ers5.3 
 4. Saville, Hawks4.8 
 5. Cooper, Sydney K.4.3 
 6. Braswell, Breakers4.0 
 7. Holmes, 36ers4.0 
 8. Gibson, Blaze4.0 
 9. Campbell, Tigers3.5 
 10. Tragardh, Tigers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Saville, Hawks2.6 
 2. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.8 
 3. Gibson, Blaze1.8 
 4. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 5. Dorsey, Taipans1.5 
 6. Burston, Tigers1.3 
 7. Braswell, Breakers1.3 
 8. Carter, 36ers1.3 
 9. Freeman, Croco.1.2 
 10. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ervin, Hawks1.6 
 2. Devendorf, Tigers1.5 
 3. Vukona, Breakers1.5 
 4. Goulding, Blaze1.3 
 5. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.0 
 6. Madgen, Sydney K.0.8 
 7. Gibson, Blaze0.8 
 8. Weigh, Wildcats0.8 
 9. Corletto, Tigers0.8 
 10. Wilkinson, Breakers0.8 


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


*****************************************************
  BELGIUM   


D1 Round 7: Antwerp rolls over Gent by 18 points - by Eurobasket News
There were just 7 rounds played in Regular Season of D1 and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. Round 7 most important game was a victory of Antwerp over 7th ranked Gent 75-57. Worth to mention a great performance of Darnell Wilson who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 5 rebounds. Bryan Hopkins contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Monwell Randle answered with 10 points and 16 rebounds for Gent. Antwerp (4-2) did not change their third position in the standings. Gent dropped to the seventh place with 1-4 record. They have the same record like Liege. Antwerp are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Leuven (#9) which should be theoretically an easy game. Gent will play against Verviers-Pep. hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.

In the last game of round 7 Charleroi beat Oostende on the road 87-72.
The most impressive performance of 7th round was 29 points and 5 assists by Joseph Gomis of TEC Spirou Charleroi



M.Hainaut - Leuven 98-83

write game description manually
Top scorers:
Dexia Mons-Hainaut: R.Lewis 25+4reb+3ast, R.Taylor 21+3reb, S.Foster 15+3reb, J.Cage 11+2reb+1ast, M.Hatten 11+6reb+5ast, B.McCauley 8+9reb+5ast,
Stella Artois Leuven Bears: A.Dagunduro 20+3reb+1ast, J.J.J. Miller 16+3reb+2ast, J.Tofi 15+13reb+1ast, D.Lowhorn 12+3reb, W.Vuchelen 8, B.Freeman 6+2reb,


Antwerp - Gent 75-57

Round 7 most important game was a victory of Antwerp over 7th ranked Gent 75-57. Worth to mention a great performance of Darnell Wilson who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 5 rebounds. Bryan Hopkins contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Monwell Randle answered with 10 points and 16 rebounds for Gent. Antwerp (4-2) did not change their third position in the standings. Gent dropped to the seventh place with 1-4 record. They have the same record like Liege. Antwerp are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Leuven (#9) which should be theoretically an easy game. Gent will play against Verviers-Pep. hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Antwerp Giants: T.Strickland 14+3reb+2ast, D.Wilson 14+5reb+2ast, B.Hopkins 13+5reb+2ast, R.Moors 11+1reb+4ast, G.Brown 10+5reb, S.Mejri 5+4reb,
Optima Gent: L.Bosco 12+1reb, M.Randle 10+16reb, D.Loubry 8+1reb, J.Bullock 8, M.Rose 7+1reb, S.Geukens 6+1reb+2ast,


Oostende - Charleroi 72-87

There was a surprise result when fifth ranked Charleroi (3-0) beat 4th placed Oostende (3-4) 87-72. Worth to mention a great performance of Joseph Gomis who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 assists. Christopher Hill contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Darrel Mitchell answered with 13 points and 6 assists for Oostende. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Charleroi (3-0) jumped to the fourth spot. They will share that position with defeatedOostende. Oostende dropped to the fifth place with 3-4 record. They have the same record like Charleroi. Charleroi are looking forward to the next round to face league's second-placed M.Hainaut and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oostende will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
TEC Spirou Charleroi: J.Gomis 29+3reb+5ast, D.Mallet 15+3reb+3ast, C.Hill 14+7reb+2ast, A.Riddick 9+11reb, B.Greene 6+2reb+2ast, D.Santiago 6+5reb+1ast,
Base Oostende: E.Kelley 14+3ast, D.Mitchell 13+6ast, M.Lojeski 10+5reb, C.Green 10+2reb+2ast, B.Ebong 9+5reb, W.Thomas 5+9reb+1ast,


Aalstar - Verviers-Pep. 85-81

write game description manually
Top scorers:
Generali Okapi Aalstar: C.Copeland 22+3reb+1ast, C.Young 17+7reb+2ast, S.Burrell 14+3reb+4ast, T.Johnson 13+4reb+1ast, A.Hilliard 7+4reb+4ast, J.Steinbach 5+1reb+2ast,
VOO Verviers-Pepinster: R.Freeman 17+10reb+1ast, B.Gay 15+5reb+1ast, S.Jackson 14+8reb+2ast, D.Waters 13+3reb+6ast, D.Jorssen 8+1reb+1ast, A.Agudio 8+5reb+4ast,




*****************************************************
  BRUNEI   


BARRACUDAS STUN PATRIOTS AT HOME! - by Ozell Wells
Brunei Barracudas Stun Philippine Patriots at Home

Brunei started off to a very good start with a 10-2 lead to the Philippines. Chris Commons (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken) contributing 7 points in the 1st quarter that gave the Barracudas a further lead to 16-2 ending the 1st quarter.

In the 2nd Quarter, the warmed up Patiots managed to narrow the gap and dominated the 2nd quarter. The Patriots managed to score a good 19 points in the 2nd half with the Barracudas only collecting 12 points. Despite Bruneis defeat game to the KL Dragons last weekend, the Brunei Barracudas played really well and managed to maintain the lead and ended the 2nd quarter at 28-21

The Patriots were desperate to catch up but the Barracudas held strong to maintain the lead. Chris Commons and Ramsey Williams (178-G-80, college: Hawaii) (178-G-80, college: Hawaii) were both in top form and played well together to maintain their teams lead. The defending champions had no way of responding to the Brunei Barracudas and the 3rd Quarter ended at 51-36.

The Brunei Barracudas made sure they defended well so that the Patriots could not get close to the basket. The Patriots found it hard getting into the D as the Brunei led the game ending it at a huge gap of 71-56. This is the first loss for the Patriots as the have won all of their first 4 games.

Ramsey Williams contributed 23 points and Chris Commons contributed 20 points to their teams success. Egay Billones (175-G-75) (175-G-75) contributed 19 points while Donald Little (211-C-78, college: Cincinnati) only managed a poor 11 points in the game.
courtesy of ASEAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE


*****************************************************
  BULGARIA   


NBL: Round Four review - by Eurobasket News
Cherno More - Lukoil A. 72-86
The champions Lukoil Academic took fourth straight win. This time the team defeated away the young squad of Euroins Cherno more 86-72 after pulling away in the last quarter. Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) was the top scorer for the winners with 19 points while Simeon Iliev (202-F-89, agency: Interperformances) scored 20 for the hosts. *by Valentin Anguelov

Levski - Yambol 91-81
Levski had a hard game at home against Yambol but eventually won 91-81. 'The Blues' took a big lead at the end of the first half but Yambol never gave up and came close to 3 points. The hosts didn't allow them to tie the score and managed to come away with the victory. Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) had 28 points for the winners and Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) added 19 for the visitors. *by Valentin Anguelov

Chernomorets - Rilski Sportist 96-87
Chernomorets was better than Rilski Sportist in the opening game of Round Four. Priest Lauderdale (221-C-73, college: Central State) was the leading player for the hosts as he registered double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds. Lauderdale reached valuation 31. In the loosing squad, Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88, agency: 011 Sports) delivered 24 pts.

Spartak P. - Balkan 74-81
Third straight win in the league recorded Balkan. 'The Greens' won away in Pleven against Spartak 81-74. The visitors took a double ligit lead heading in to the break but then the hosts pulled back and came within a single point. In the end Balkan held on to its lead and won. Jordan Bozov (191-G-79) scored 22 points for the winners as Iliya Stankov (198-F-76) had 16 for Spartak. *by Valentin Anguelov


Fourth straight win for Lukoi Academic - by Valentin Anguelov
The champions Lukoil Academic took fourth straight win. This time the team defeated away the young squad of Euroins Cherno more 86-72 after pulling away in the last quarter. Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) was the top scorer for the winners with 19 points while Simeon Iliev (202-F-89, agency: Interperformances) scored 20 for the hosts.

Third straight win in the league recorded Balkan. 'The Greens' won away in Pleven against Spartak 81-74. The visitors took a double ligit lead heading in to the break but then the hosts pulled back and came within a single point. In the end Balkan held on to its lead and won. Jordan Bozov (191-G-79) scored 22 points for the winners as Iliya Stankov (198-F-76) had 16 for Spartak.

Levski had a hard game at home against Yambol but eventually won 91-81. 'The Blues' took a big lead at the end of the first half but Yambol never gave up and came close to 3 points. The hosts didn't allow them to tie the score and managed to come away with the victory. Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) had 28 points for the winners and Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) added 19 for the visitors.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 30.8
 1. Harper, Levski30.8 
 2. Lauderdale, Cherno.25.8 
 3. Bozov, Balkan22.0 
 4. Govedarov, Yambol22.0 
 5. Naydenov, Chernomo.21.5 
 6. Lilov, Rilski S.20.0 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.19.3 
 8. James, Lukoil A.17.0 
 9. Davidov, Balkan16.0 
 10. Karadzhovski, Rilski S.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Chernomorets
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.13.8 
 2. Varbanov, Yambol13.0 
 3. Iliev, Cherno More9.3 
 4. Georgiev, Levski9.0 
 5. Bowman, Lukoil A.9.0 
 6. Kolev, Cherno More8.8 
 7. Morton, Balkan8.7 
 8. Davidov, Balkan8.3 
 9. Cvetkovic, Yambol8.0 
 10. Dimitrov, Spart.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hristo ZAHARIEV
  Chernomorets
  (197-G/F-90)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Zahariev, Chernomo.5.8 
 2. Marinov, Rilski S.4.8 
 3. Marinov, Chernomo.4.7 
 4. Govedarov, Yambol4.5 
 5. Alexiev, Cherno M.4.3 
 6. Durchev, Yambol4.3 
 7. Lilov, Rilski S.4.3 
 8. Crowe, Levski4.3 
 9. James, Lukoil A.4.0 
 10. Heath, Lukoil A.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan BOZOV
  Balkan
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bozov, Balkan3.0 
 2. James, Lukoil A.2.5 
 3. Dimitrov, Spart.2.5 
 4. Todorov, Spartak P.2.3 
 5. Kiossev, Cherno M.2.0 
 6. Bowman, Lukoil A.1.8 
 7. Crowe, Levski1.8 
 8. Stankov, Spartak P.1.5 
 9. Gonner, Balkan1.5 
 10. Petkov, Yambol1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Chernomorets
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.2.5 
 2. Vaklinov, Rilski S.1.3 
 3. Traykov, Spartak P.1.3 
 4. Petkov, Yambol1.0 
 5. Vasilev, Chernomo.1.0 
 6. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 7. Cvetkovic, Yambol1.0 
 8. Iliev, Cherno More1.0 
 9. Kolev, Cherno More0.8 
 10. Davidov, Balkan0.7 


*****************************************************
  COLOMBIA   


UNICEUB AND ESPARTANOS TO THE NEXT ROUND IN THE S.A. LEAGUE. - by Victor Garcia
Uniceub undefeated, and Espartanos thanks to the goals average after a triple tie, qualified to the second round of the Southamerican League.
Uniceub and Espartanos played a nice game, the best of the group, with not greaf offensive effort but plenty of offensive game, once again Uniceub stars headed this time by Guilherme, but Alex, Nezinho and Arthur made their job, Espartanos had again problems with the turnovers making 34 but forcing 30 in Uniceub, Hector Pepito Romero carried the team over his shoulder playing and monster game with 31 pts and 13 rebounds, Uniceub won the game with a 3 pt shot of Arthur 16 seconds left in the clock.
Uniceub 83 Guilherme 22 pts, Alex 20 pts.
Espartanos 81 H. Romero 31 pts + 13 rebs, C. Cedeo 13 pts.

Cucuta Norte did almost everything right less guard Sebastian Ginobili in the last shot of the game, Manus older brother leaded Liberta all the way in the game to finish with 18 points and six assits.
Cucuta began leading the game, and arrived to half seven points ahead, but in the third Libertad found Marcos Saglietti on fire to cut the distance and tied the game at the end of the third, in the fourth quarter both teams played hard defense, Cucuta reached a 2 points lead with less tha 30 seconds in the clock, but Sebastian Ginobili hit the three pointer seconds before the buzzer to take its team to the victory.
Cucuta Norte 70 M. Gale 18 pts, E. Guevara 15 pts.
Libertad 71 S. Ginobili 18 pts, R. Battle 18 pts.



*****************************************************
  CYPRUS   


A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dejan DUNOVIC
  Omonia
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Dunovic, Omonia19.3 
 2. Davis, AP.16.8 
 3. Ioannou, ENAD16.7 
 4. King, Etha16.5 
 5. Dabkus, Etha16.0 
 6. Djikanovic, Achilleas16.0 
 7. Camacho, Apollon15.7 
 8. Hanavan, AP.15.5 
 9. Redding, Etha15.0 
 10. Sims, Apollon14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony KING
  Etha
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. King, Etha13.0 
 2. Ioannou, ENAD10.7 
 3. Radojevic, Omonia10.3 
 4. Djikanovic, Achilleas10.0 
 5. Biggs, Achilleas8.5 
 6. Collins, ENAD6.7 
 7. Bobbitt, AEK6.7 
 8. Dunovic, Omonia6.7 
 9. Camacho, Apollon6.7 
 10. Trisokkas, Keravnos6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ken TUTT
  Etha
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Tutt, Etha5.5 
 2. Radojevic, Omonia4.7 
 3. Palalas, AEL4.0 
 4. Stiggers, Apollon4.0 
 5. Lee, AP.4.0 
 6. Price, ENAD4.0 
 7. Dunovic, Omonia4.0 
 8. Frasor, Achilleas3.5 
 9. Jenkins, AEK3.3 
 10. Kovac, AP.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bruce PRICE
  ENAD
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Price, ENAD3.3 
 2. Palalas, AEL3.0 
 3. Bobbitt, AEK2.7 
 4. Johnson, Etha2.5 
 5. Dabkus, Etha2.5 
 6. Pantouris, Achilleas2.3 
 7. Sims, Apollon2.0 
 8. Kovac, AP.2.0 
 9. Dunovic, Omonia2.0 
 10. Kounounis, AEL2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Panagiotis KAMPOURIS
  AEL
  (--)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kampouris, AEL3.0 
 2. Radojevic, Omonia2.7 
 3. Dials, Apollon2.0 
 4. Fells, Keravnos1.8 
 5. Englicky, Apollon1.3 
 6. King, Etha1.0 
 7. Horner, Omonia1.0 
 8. Johnson, Keravnos1.0 
 9. Redding, Etha1.0 
 10. Collins, ENAD1.0 


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


*****************************************************
  CZECH REPUBLIC   


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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Terry SMITH
  BC Kolin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Smith, BC Kolin17.8 
 2. Hatcher, BK Decin16.2 
 3. Veikalas, BK Prost.16.1 
 4. Novak, Plzen16.1 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.15.6 
 6. Muirhead, Novy Jicin15.3 
 7. Hanke, USK Praha15.1 
 8. Kotas, USK Praha14.9 
 9. Jones, BC Kolin14.8 
 10. Burke, NH Ostrava14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  Basketbol Brno
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Meno, Basketbo.10.8 
 2. Houska, BK Decin9.2 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.9.1 
 4. Landry, BK Prost.8.6 
 5. Burke, NH Ostrava8.0 
 6. Klimes, USK Praha7.6 
 7. Kramny, Svitavy7.4 
 8. Blazek, B&W Opava7.3 
 9. Gadri, BK Prostejov7.1 
 10. Machac, BC Kolin6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.9 
 2. Carnecky, B&W O.4.3 
 3. Sanders, BK Decin4.0 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 5. Kotas, USK Praha3.8 
 6. Toth, BK Pardubice3.6 
 7. Jones, BC Kolin3.6 
 8. Channels, Novy Jicin3.5 
 9. Macela, Svitavy3.5 
 10. Sirina, B&W Opava3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  BK Pardubice
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Wright, BK Pardu.3.3 
 2. Hampton, BK Pardu.2.2 
 3. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 4. Gibson-B., NH Os.2.0 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava1.8 
 6. Hatcher, BK Decin1.8 
 7. Novak, Plzen1.8 
 8. Lawrence, BK Prost.1.8 
 9. Smith, BC Kolin1.8 
 10. Ubilla, Novy Jicin1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.1.8 
 2. Houska, BK Decin1.3 
 3. Kramny, Svitavy1.3 
 4. Egwuatu, Svitavy1.1 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.0 
 6. Hanke, USK Praha1.0 
 7. Gadri, BK Prostejov0.9 
 8. Meno, Basketbo.0.9 
 9. Brlit, B&W Opava0.8 
 10. Bohacik, BK Pardu.0.8 


Battle of League Leaders Goes to Prostejov as They Defeat Novy Jicin 92-78 - by Surujh Roopnarine
Heading into Sunday afternoons marquee 9th round match-up, rivals BK Prostejov and Novy Jicin sported identical 6-1 records and were poised to stake their respective claims as early season leaders of the NBL. Their last meeting was in the 2009-10 playoffs, where Prostejov won an epic five-game series on its way to their first ever Finals appearance. Today, Novy Jicin was definitely crisper from the start, jumping all over the hosts to the tune of 12-4 on made baskets by Robert Sarovic (205-F-78), Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) and Wesley Channels. Andrius Slezas (200-F-75) finally tied it for the hosts at 18 a piece on two made free-throws with 2:45 remaining, but Novy Jicin responded and took the first quarter 26-22. The second quarter started sloppily until a Benas Veikalas (192-G-83, college: Metro St.) three at the seven minute mark gave Prostejov their first lead at 28-29. The teams then went back and fourth for the remainder of the quarter until another Veikalas three, his third of the first half, helped the hosts close the half up 43-50. It wasnt until the fourth quarter that Prostejov was able to flex their strength, behind the stellar play of Kyle Landry (206-F-86, college: N.Arizona), to secure a comfortable lead and claim victory. Landry scored seven straight points to begin the final quarter, spurring a 12-4 run for Prostejov. Prostejov extended their lead to 71-80 on a Landry hook shot. The nail in the coffin was a drive and dish pass from Eugene Lawrence (184-G-86, college: St.John's) to a wide open Jaroslav Prasil for three which extended the lead for Prostejov to 77-92, before finally running out the clock and coming away with a 78-92 victory. Andrius Slezas led all scorers with a game high 22 points on 7-11 shooting while Kyle Landry followed with 15 points and a game-high 9 rebounds. Robert Sarovic paced all Novy Jicin players with 17 points, but on 6-17 shooting.
NOVY JICIN: Robert Sarovic (17pts+6reb+4ast), Corey Muirhead (11pts), Emmanuel Ubilla (5pts+7reb), Vaidotas Peciukas (9pts)
PROSTEJOV: Andrius Slezas (22pts), Kyle Landry (15pt+9rb), Benas Veikalas (14pts+4ast), Eugene Lawrence (13pts+4reb)



NBL Round 9 - by Eurobasket News
In Round 9 BK Decin's (7-2) defeated much lower ranked Svitavy by 16 points 74-58. The biggest contributor to a victory was Wiliam Hatcher with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Pavel Houska helped with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Ladislav Horak produced 18 points for lost side. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Svitavy added third loss to their record. Svitavy dropped to tenth place with seven games lost. Svitavy will play next round against Basketbol Brno trying to make it back to the top of the standings. BK Decin will try to continue on it's current victory especially that they will have a break next round.

Another exciting game was third ranked BK Prostejov's (7-1) victory over Novy Jicin (6-2) 92-78. It was a good game for Andrius Slezas who lead his team to a victory with 22 points. Kyle Landry contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Robert Sarovic answered with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Novy Jicin. Thanks to that win BK Prostejov become a new league leader, which they will share with BK Pardubice. Novy Jicin dropped to fourth place with two games lost. BK Prostejov's next round game will be against BC Kolin (#6) which should be theoretically an easy game. Novy Jicin will play against USK Praha to get back on winning track.
An interesting game was also eighth ranked USK Praha's (3-5) easy victory on it's own court against 7th ranked B&W Opava (3-5) 79-63. Lukas Kotas stepped up with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Michal Carnecky responded with 18 points. B&W Opava added third loss to their record. Thanks to that win USK Praha moved-up to seventh place which they will share with defeated B&W Opava. USK Praha will meet next round higher ranked Novy Jicin (#4) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. B&W Opava will play against Plzen hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
We should not miss the game of ninth ranked Basketbol Brno's (2-7) against desperated Plzen (0-8) where Basketbol Brno won at home15 points 83-68. Peter Sedmak nailed 29 points for the winning side. Basketbol Brno maintain ninth place. Plzen still closes the standings with eight games lost. Basketbol Brno's next round opponent will be Svitavy (#10). Plzen will play against B&W Opava hoping to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 9 BC Kolin was defeated by BK Pardubice in Svitavy 55-70.


BK Pardubice - BC Kolin 70-55

Everything went according to plan when 6th ranked BC Kolin (4-4) was defeated by second ranked BK Pardubice (7-1) 70-55. The biggest contributor to a victory was Marcus Arnold with 16 points and 13 rebounds and Petr Bohacik helped with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Brad Jones produced 18 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Thanks to that win BK Pardubice become a new league leader, which they will share with BK Prostejov. BC Kolin dropped to sixth place with four games lost. BK Pardubice are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked NH Ostrava. BC Kolin will play against league's second-placed BK Prostejov (#2) hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
BK JIP Pardubice: P.Bohacik 17+8reb, M.Arnold 16+13reb, D.Wright 10+2reb+2ast, M.Sykora 9+2reb+1ast, T.Toth 6+5reb+5ast, J.Cernosek 6+9reb,
BC Kolin: B.Jones 18+9reb+3ast, S.Zuzak 10+2reb+1ast, T.Smith 9+3reb+1ast, R.Marko 9+2reb, D.Machac 4+4reb, C.Miles 3+6reb,


BK Prostejov - Novy Jicin 92-78

Another exciting game was third ranked BK Prostejov's (7-1) victory over Novy Jicin (6-2) 92-78. It was a good game for Andrius Slezas who lead his team to a victory with 22 points. Kyle Landry contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Robert Sarovic answered with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Novy Jicin. Thanks to that win BK Prostejov become a new league leader, which they will share with BK Pardubice. Novy Jicin dropped to fourth place with two games lost. BK Prostejov's next round game will be against BC Kolin (#6) which should be theoretically an easy game. Novy Jicin will play against USK Praha to get back on winning track.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: A.Slezas 22+3reb+2ast, K.Landry 15+9reb+2ast, B.Veikalas 14+3reb+4ast, E.Lawrence 13+4reb+3ast, B.Gadri 8+6reb+3ast, J.Prasil 6+1reb+1ast,
Mlekarna Miltra Novy Jicin: R.Sarovic 17+6reb+4ast, C.Muirhead 11+3reb, V.Peciukas 9+1reb+1ast, D.Pandula 8+1reb, O.Soska 8+1reb, W.Channels 7+2reb+1ast,


USK Praha - B&W Opava 79-63

An interesting game was also eighth ranked USK Praha's (3-5) easy victory on it's own court against 7th ranked B&W Opava (3-5) 79-63. Lukas Kotas stepped up with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Michal Carnecky responded with 18 points. B&W Opava added third loss to their record. Thanks to that win USK Praha moved-up to seventh place which they will share with defeated B&W Opava. USK Praha will meet next round higher ranked Novy Jicin (#4) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. B&W Opava will play against Plzen hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: R.Hanke 15+2reb, L.Kotas 14+6reb+5ast, V.Hruban 14+1reb+3ast, M.Bjegovic 12+7reb+1ast, M.Klimes 9+6reb+1ast, T.Vyoral 7+2reb,
BK Breda & Weinstein Opava: M.Carnecky 18+2reb+3ast, J.Sirina 9+1reb+2ast, J.Blazek 8+8reb+1ast, M.Stec 6+2reb+1ast, M.Miklosik 6+4reb+1ast, M.Vanak 6+1reb,


Basketbol Brno - Plzen 83-68

We should not miss the game of ninth ranked Basketbol Brno's (2-7) against desperated Plzen (0-8) where host Basketbol Brno, won at home15 points 83-68. Peter Sedmak nailed 29 points for the winning side. Basketbol Brno maintain ninth place. Plzen still closes the standings with eight games lost. Basketbol Brno's next round opponent will be Svitavy (#10). Plzen will play against B&W Opava hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Basketbol Brno: P.Sedmak 29+3reb+2ast, S.Reinberger 16+2reb+6ast, B.Meno 14+16reb, E.Holloway 8+7reb+2ast, D.Gajdosik 5+2reb+2ast, F.Smid 3+1reb,
Lokomotiva Plzen: P.Novak 24+8reb+2ast, P.Frana 12+6reb+3ast, M.Soukup 11+8reb+1ast, V.Honomichl 8+2reb+1ast, J.Kovanda 8+1reb+1ast, T.Kubiznak 3+2reb,


Svitavy - BK Decin 58-74



In Round 9 BK Decin's (7-2) defeated much lower ranked Svitavy by 16 points 74-58. The biggest contributor to a victory was Wiliam Hatcher with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Pavel Houska helped with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Ladislav Horak produced 18 points for lost side. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Svitavy added third loss to their record. Svitavy dropped to tenth place with seven games lost. Svitavy will play next round against Basketbol Brno trying to make it back to the top of the standings. BK Decin will try to continue on it's current victory especially that they will have a break next round.

Top scorers:
BK Decin: W.Hatcher 18+8reb+4ast, A.Alic 13+3reb, L.Sanders 12+2reb+3ast, P.Houska 11+14reb, R.Landa 6+4reb, M.Soukup 6+4reb,
Basketbal Svitavy: L.Horak 18+3reb+3ast, T.Macela 17+4reb+2ast, T.Bledsoe 6, J.Spacek 6+1reb, T.Teply 5+4reb, L.Sindelar 4+7reb,




*****************************************************
  DENMARK   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Nerijus BRASAS
  Amager BK
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Brasas, Amager BK22.2 
 2. Johnson, Bakken21.6 
 3. Soltau, SISU21.3 
 4. Roberts, Naestved19.8 
 5. Claitt, Horsens IC19.7 
 6. Morris, Aabyhoj19.3 
 7. Iversen, Svendborg19.1 
 8. Colas, Vaerlose18.7 
 9. Johansen, Naestved18.2 
 10. McGinn, Aalborg18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lee ROBERTS
  Naestved
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Roberts, Naestved14.4 
 2. Colas, Vaerlose11.7 
 3. St.John, Horsens IC11.2 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj9.8 
 5. Falkner, Aalborg9.8 
 6. Johansen, Naestved9.7 
 7. Soltau, SISU8.0 
 8. Williams, Svendborg7.9 
 9. Iversen, Svendborg7.8 
 10. Hakanowitz, Horsh.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Naestved
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Smedley, Naestved6.8 
 2. Claitt, Horsens IC6.2 
 3. Martin, Aabyhoj5.3 
 4. Burgess, Bakken4.6 
 5. Dennis, SISU4.3 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg4.1 
 7. Alili, Vaerlose3.4 
 8. Kristiansen, Aalborg3.3 
 9. Bak, Horsholm3.1 
 10. Jensen, Vaerlose3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony MARTIN
  Aabyhoj
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Martin, Aabyhoj2.5 
 2. Nielsen, Horsholm2.4 
 3. Dennis, SISU2.4 
 4. Kristiansen, Aalborg2.3 
 5. Smedley, Naestved2.2 
 6. Jukic, Aabyhoj2.2 
 7. Colman, Svendborg2.1 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg2.1 
 9. Alili, Vaerlose2.1 
 10. Morris, Aabyhoj2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj2.7 
 2. Blackmon, Horsholm2.3 
 3. Brown, SISU1.1 
 4. Marinkovic, Horsholm1.0 
 5. Roberts, Naestved1.0 
 6. Colas, Vaerlose1.0 
 7. Johansen, Naestved0.9 
 8. McGinn, Aalborg0.9 
 9. Johnson, Bakken0.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU0.7 


*****************************************************
  D-LEAGUE   


66ers announce training camp roster - by Eurobasket News
The Tulsa 66ers, proud affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder, announced today the team's training camp roster for the 2010-11 season. The 66ers will open camp on Sunday, Nov. 7 inside the Tulsa Convention Center.

Tulsa will play its first preseason game on Friday, Nov. 12 against the Texas Legends at 7 p.m., followed by a matchup with the Austin Toros on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. Both games will be played in Frisco, Texas.

The team has also announced its annual media day is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11 from 4-5:15 p.m. inside the Tulsa Convention Center.

Media should contact Tulsa 66ers PR Manager Mitch Heckart, (918) 585-8444 or (405) 213-6220, for all media availability throughout training camp.

The 66ers open their season on the road with back-to-back contests against the Bakersfield Jam on Nov. 19 and 20. Tulsa's home-opener is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 26 against Iowa. For ticket information and purchases call (918) 585-8444.



TULSA 66ERS 2010-11 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Brandon Brooks | G | 6-2 | 187

Demond 'Tweety' Carter | G | 5-10 | 185

Mamadi Diane | G | 6-6 | 205

Zabian Dowdell | G | 6-3 | 190

Jerome Dyson | G | 6-3 | 180

Steven Hill | C | 7-0 | 250

Marlon Jones | C | 6-9 | 268

Marcus Lewis | C | 6-8 | 245

Josh Lomers | C | 7-0 | 250

Elijah Millsap | F | 6-6 | 210

Larry Owens | F | 6-7 | 210

Perry Stevenson | F | 6-9 | 220

Devin Sweetney | F | 6-5 | 205

Michael Sturns | F | 6-5 | 205

Robert Vaden | G | 6-5 | 215

Latavious Williams | F | 6-8 | 220

Head Coach: Nate Tibbetts (agency: Impact Basketball ) (South Dakota)

Assistant Coach: Dale Osbourne (South Alabama)

Video Coordinator: Jermaine Byrd (Sioux Falls)

Athletic Performance Coordinator: Bryce Daub (Central Washington)

Athletic Trainer: Tony Katzenmeier (Kansas State)

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com




*****************************************************
  ESTONIA   


EMKL Round 8: #1 Kalev/Cramo is defeated by Rakvere - by Eurobasket News
It is just the middle of Regular Season in EMKL. There are still 8 rounds left at the first stage of the championship. The most shocking disappointment of round 8 was defeat of one of league's best teams Kalev/Cramo. They lost at home to fourth ranked Rakvere 88-90. Worth to mention a great performance of Joosep Pokla who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 12 rebounds and Kristo Saage who added 26 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Tanel Sokk with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Despite the victory Rakvere (4-3) stays at fourth position. This loss did not change Kalev/Cramo's (7-2) top position in the standings as they recorded their second lossThey share it with TTU/Kalev. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on winning track. Rakvere will try to continue on it's current victory especially that they will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 8 Rapla won against Parnu on the opponent's court 85-72.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 29 points and 14 rebounds by Andrew Arnold of TTU/Kalev II Tallinn



Rakvere - Kalev/Cramo 90-88

The most shocking disappointment of round 8 was defeat of one of league's best teamsKalev/Cramo. They lost at home to fourth ranked Rakvere 88-90. Worth to mention a great performance of Joosep Pokla who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 12 rebounds and Kristo Saage who added 26 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Tanel Sokk with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Despite the victory Rakvere (4-3) stays at fourth position. This loss did not change Kalev/Cramo's (7-2) top position in the standings as they recorded their second lossThey share it with TTU/Kalev. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on winning track. Rakvere will try to continue on it's current victory especially that they will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
BC Rakvere Tarvas: K.Saage 26+6reb+3ast, J.Pokla 21+12reb+2ast, B.McGee 14+4reb+2ast, R.Lindmets 13+5reb+1ast, R.Anderson 8+3reb, V.Viljar 8+2reb+1ast,
BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn: G.Dorbek 20+2reb+2ast, J.Toome 19+6reb+5ast, T.Sokk 18+7reb+10ast, R.Keerles 8+8reb+3ast, G.Arbet 8+3reb, K.Orula 6+1reb+2ast,


Parnu - Rapla 72-85

Everything went according to plan when 7th ranked Parnu (2-5) was defeated by fifth ranked Rapla (4-5) 85-72. Worth to mention a great performance of Heigo Erm who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Indrek Kajupank who added 16 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Elgar Tamsalu with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Parnu added third loss to their record. Despite the victory Rapla (4-5) stays at fifth position. Parnu (2-5) on the other side went down to seventh place. Rapla are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked TU/Rock. Parnu will play against TU/Rock (#) hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Piimameister Otto/Rapla: H.Erm 24+8reb+4ast, I.Kajupank 16+10reb+1ast, R.Laane 16+7reb+1ast, S.Kaldre 9+7reb+4ast, O.Krusell 8+1reb+1ast, R.Ringmets 6+9reb+4ast,
KK Parnu: E.Tamsalu 25+6reb+1ast, T.Raadik 15+12reb+1ast, T.Hamarsalu 14+2reb, R.Raap 9+6reb+3ast, K.Voolaid 6+3reb+1ast, M.Paasoja 2+3reb,


Valga/CKE - TTU/Kalev 61-97

TTU/Kalev accounted for Valga/CKE on the road. Casey Archibald unloaded 31 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the winners. Pilk contributed 16 points for the visitors. Vares delivered 21 points and 9 caroms for Valga/CKE in the loss.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev Tallinn: C.Archibald 31+9reb+3ast, I.Pilk 16+3reb+3ast, A.Parn 14+10reb+1ast, K.Makke 12+6reb, M.Klementsov 9+4reb, V.Kriisa 7+5reb+5ast,
Valga/CKE Inkasso: V.Vares 21+9reb+1ast, D.Winston 15+5reb+2ast, A.Brown 11+8reb, A.Tagamets 6+2reb+1ast, A.Vasar 4+8reb+4ast, R.Petersonig 2+2reb+2ast,


TTU/Kalev - TTU/Kalev II 91-72

Casey Archibald tallied 22 points to lead TTU/Kalev past TTU/Kalev II. Pilk contributed 21 points and 8 rebounds in the winning case. Arnold scored 28 points and grabbed 14 boards for TTU/Kalev II as they fell at 4-5 record.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev Tallinn: C.Archibald 22+5reb+3ast, I.Pilk 21+8reb+1ast, S.Tomingas 13+2reb, E.Keedus 13+2reb+1ast, R.Roos 8+1reb+2ast, A.Parn 6+7reb+1ast,
TTU/Kalev II Tallinn: A.Arnold 29+14reb+1ast, M.Kaja 7+7reb+2ast, M.Paiste 6+2reb+1ast, S.Raudla 6+6reb+1ast, K.Keres 5+4reb+1ast, M.Saarmets 5+3reb,




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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G/F-92)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Raap, Parnu20.1 
 2. Erm, Rapla19.6 
 3. Brown, Va.18.9 
 4. Tamsalu, Parnu17.2 
 5. Saage, Rakvere16.6 
 6. Vares, Va.16.0 
 7. Raadik, Parnu15.9 
 8. Toome, Kalev/Cramo15.6 
 9. Kurg, TT.14.7 
 10. Kuuba, Voru KK14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony BROWN
  Valga/CKE
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 12
 1. Brown, Va.12.0 
 2. Kuuba, Voru KK10.3 
 3. Ringmets, Rapla9.2 
 4. Arnold, TT.8.9 
 5. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.8 
 6. Osby, TT.8.3 
 7. Erm, Rapla8.2 
 8. Hughes, TT.7.8 
 9. Raadik, Parnu7.4 
 10. Talts, TU/Rock7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.7 
 2. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo3.6 
 3. Karner, Parnu3.3 
 4. Oja, Va.3.3 
 5. Archibald, TT.3.1 
 6. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock3.0 
 7. Winston, Va.3.0 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla3.0 
 9. Dorbek, Rakvere3.0 
 10. Sokk, TU/Rock2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (180-G-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Laane, Rapla2.8 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock2.7 
 3. Raap, Parnu2.6 
 4. Doronin, TU/Rock2.5 
 5. Keedus, TT.2.3 
 6. Erm, Rapla2.3 
 7. Oja, Va.2.1 
 8. Karner, Parnu2.1 
 9. Rannula, Rakvere2.0 
 10. Kaldre, Rapla2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Osby, TT.1.6 
 2. Eziukwu, TU/Rock1.6 
 3. Brown, Va.1.3 
 4. Talts, TU/Rock1.0 
 5. Montgomery, Rapla0.9 
 6. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.9 
 7. Saarmets, TTU/K.0.8 
 8. Arnold, TT.0.8 
 9. McGee, Rakvere0.7 
 10. Veski, Rakvere0.7 


*****************************************************
  FINLAND   


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Tracy ROBINSON
  Jyvaskyla
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Robinson, Jyvaskyla23.7 
 2. Nelson, Lapua23.5 
 3. Stamper, LoKoKo23.0 
 4. Graham, TomPo II22.5 
 5. Manning, Huima21.3 
 6. Ramey, Ura Basket20.3 
 7. Hall, SayRi19.8 
 8. Bojang, BC Nokia19.6 
 9. Towa, Kerava ET19.3 
 10. Banks, SayRi18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Baboucarr BOJANG
  BC Nokia
  (204-F-80)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Bojang, BC Nokia15.4 
 2. Douglas, Huima15.0 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET14.5 
 4. Hall, SayRi13.3 
 5. Dantzler, LoKoKo12.8 
 6. Nelson, Lapua12.8 
 7. Wilson, Huima11.4 
 8. Still, Lapua10.2 
 9. Banks, SayRi10.0 
 10. Tejha Mua, Kerava E.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Maurice HORTON
  LoKoKo
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Horton, LoKoKo6.7 
 2. Ramey, Ura Basket4.3 
 3. Manning, Huima4.3 
 4. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.2 
 5. Ahila, Jyvaskyla3.5 
 6. Pehkonen, TomPo II2.8 
 7. Towa, Kerava ET2.7 
 8. Valentine, Lapua2.7 
 9. Vertio, Honka2.5 
 10. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Benny VALENTINE
  Lapua
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Valentine, Lapua3.2 
 2. Hall, SayRi2.8 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET2.8 
 4. Ramey, Ura Basket2.8 
 5. Horton, LoKoKo2.7 
 6. Bojang, BC Nokia2.4 
 7. Kajander, Huima2.3 
 8. Wilson, Huima2.2 
 9. Sirola, Honka2.2 
 10. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Niko MALINEN
  Jyvaskyla
  (191-F-90)
  Avg: 1
 1. Malinen, Jyvaskyla1.0 
 2. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla1.0 
 3. Douglas, Huima1.0 
 4. Kopio, Honka0.8 
 5. Siven, Lapua0.8 
 6. Valentine, Lapua0.8 
 7. Mantymaa, Huima0.8 
 8. Chepurnoy, TomPo I.0.8 
 9. Graham, TomPo II0.8 
 10. Koskinen, BC Nokia0.8 


*****************************************************
  FRANCE   


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Blair, Denek22.8 
 2. Blot, Blois18.2 
 3. Laroche, St Ch.17.3 
 4. Pridotkas, Brest16.9 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin16.2 
 6. Kennedy, Orchy16.0 
 7. Lalugba, Denain15.7 
 8. Ford, Bordeaux15.7 
 9. Petrovic, St Et.15.4 
 10. Ipouck, Le Puy15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher GRIMM
  Blois
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Grimm, Blois10.0 
 2. Griffin, Angers B.8.9 
 3. Simmons, St Et.8.8 
 4. Hoard, Lievin8.3 
 5. Ipouck, Le Puy8.1 
 6. Boutry, Challans8.1 
 7. Lesieu, St Quentin7.9 
 8. Alingue, Souffel7.8 
 9. Boutry, Challans7.8 
 10. Kennedy, Orchy7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Brochard, Blois5.9 
 2. Ramphort, Angers B.5.1 
 3. Driss, Bordeaux4.9 
 4. Cortey, Le Puy4.7 
 5. Darrigand, Bordeaux4.4 
 6. Sauret, Denain3.9 
 7. Barbry, Orchy3.9 
 8. Thomas, St Etienne3.8 
 9. Tillon, St Chamond3.7 
 10. Thinon, Sorgues3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Blair, Denek2.6 
 2. Neri, Roche2.3 
 3. Sauret, Denain2.2 
 4. Ipouck, Le Puy2.1 
 5. Thinon, Sorgues2.0 
 6. Driss, Bordeaux1.9 
 7. Beugnot, St Ch.1.8 
 8. Calvez, Denek1.8 
 9. Strong, Get Vosges1.8 
 10. M''Bodji, Souffel1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Bordeaux
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ford, Bordeaux2.2 
 2. Traore, Angers B.1.9 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.6 
 4. Rinna, St Chamond1.6 
 5. Roberts, Brest1.4 
 6. Diallo, Roche1.2 
 7. Pourchot, CFBB1.2 
 8. Gourde, Get Vosges1.2 
 9. Ipouck, Le Puy1.1 
 10. Sencanski, St Qu.1.1 


Mykal Riley claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Mykal Riley (198-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for JSF Nanterre and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 25 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Clermont (#15, 1-5) 98-87. Nanterre maintains the 4th 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 5-1 record. In the team's last game Riley had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Nanterre and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Mykal Riley averages this season 15.0ppg and 7.8rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American swingman Chris Davis (196-G/F-80, agency: Court Side) of ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale. Davis impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Le Portel cruised to a 88-76 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Fos Ouest (#10, 3-3). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Le Portel dropped in the standings to 14th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Davis is a newcomer at Le Portel 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 Milos Bojovic (198-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) of Olympique Antibes (#7). Bojovic scored 21 points. Despite Bojovic's great performance Antibes lost 60-81 to the league's current leader Evreux (#2, 6-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Antibes needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Bojovic has a very solid season. In 6 games in France he scored 14.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darryl Monroe (202-F-86) of Boulogne - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Philippe Da Silva (192-G-79) of Evreux - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists
6. Marius Runkaukas (189-G-86) of Quimper - 29 points and 4 rebounds
7. Andre Harris (201-F/C-85) of Lille - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Marcus Campbell (214-C-82) of Le Portel - 21 points and 11 rebounds
9. Gorjan Radonjic (199-F-81) of Chalons-Reims - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jeremy Leloup (202-F-87) of Dijon - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists


*****************************************************
  GEORGIA   


Georgian Superleague round 2 best performance: Mikheil Panchulidze - by Eurobasket News
Forward Mikheil Panchulidze (192-F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for TSU Tbilisi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, three rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Sokhumi (#7, 1-1) 94-93. Despite this victory TSU Tbilisi dropped to the 3rd position in Georgian Superleague. But it's just the very beginning of the season and TSU Tbilisi won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Panchulidze had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at TSU Tbilisi, through which he has constantly improved. Mikheil Panchulidze has solid league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 26.5ppg. Panchulidze is in league's top in and averages impressive 63.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young Zviad Antadze (198-F-88) of Georgian Tachnical University. Antadze had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as GTU Tbilisi lost that game 86-91 to Energy Rustavi (2-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Antadze is a newcomer at GTU Tbilisi, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was another TSU Tbilisi's star - guard Giorgi Markhvashvili (190-G-83). Markhvashvili scored 23 points. He was another key player of TSU Tbilisi, helping his team with a 94-93 win against Sokhumi (#7, 1-1). TSU Tbilisi has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Markhvashvili also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Markhvashvili as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Beqa Chikviladze (195-G-91) of GTU Tbilisi - 17 points and 8 rebounds
5. Lasha Parghalava (191-G-87) of Sokhumi - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Beka Bekauri (205-C-91) of Samedicino - 15 points and 15 rebounds
7. Buba Kvimsadze (195-G-82) of Kutaisi - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Beka Tsivtsivadze (190-G-89) of Energy Rustavi - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Irakli Alkhanaidze (202-F-92) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Talba Toudjani (201-F-80) of Energy Rustavi - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists


*****************************************************
  GERMANY   


1.Bundesliga Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Brose Baskets - Goettingen 76-59
Brose Baskets becomes the only undefeated team in the League as they grabbed 8-0 record on top defeating Goettingen 76:59. Reyshawn Terry (203-F-84, college: N.Carolina) stepped up with 17 points and Jacobsen Casey added 14. Anderson Dwayne poured in 11 points in the losing case.

NY Phantoms - Art.Dragons 53-76
Artland Dragons are with 5-3 record after 76:53 win over New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. Five players scored in double figures as Darren Fenn (208-C-80, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Canisius) led them all with 17 points. Skinn Tony ended up with 10 points in the losing effort.

EWE Baskets - MBC 72-58
EWE Baskets Oldenburg improved to 6-3 record beating Mitteldeutscher BC 72:58. Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-G-79) poured in 19 points for the hosts and Campbell Louis added 11. Jordan Michael and Bernard Wayne netted 15 points each in defeat.

Duesseldorf - Walter Tigers 74-88
Walter Tigers tied their record at 3-3 after the road 88:74 win over Duesseldorf. Chris Oliver (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Radford) poured in 24 points for the guests and Watts Dane followed him with 18. Famutimi Olumuyiwa netted 16 points for the hosts, while Haynes DeAndre and Brempong Ransford scored 14 apiece.

Bayreuth - Phoenix Hagen 99-96
BBC Bayreuth celebrated the second win in the League after 99:96 over Phoenix Hagen. Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: S.Indiana) erupted with 28 points for the winners and Harris Jaivon nailed 19. Dorris Mark finished the game with 30 points and Pryor Quentin had 20 points and 10 boards.

Dt.Bank SKY - LTi 46ers 82-64
Dt.Bank SKY rolled over LTi 46ers 82:64 at the Regular Season Round 8. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) poured in 21 points for the hosts and Powell Roger notched 18. Peacock Zachery accounted for 16 points for the guests and Griffin Chase added 14.

ratiopharm - ALBA 77-73
Ulm ratiopharm surprised ALBA and handed them 77:73 first loss in the league. Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech) and Guenther Per posted 15 points each to lead all the winners, while Trice Roderick and Betz Sebastian added 10 apiece. Allen Derrick ended up with 24 points for ALBA.

Group Round 5
Phoenix Hagen - TBB Trier 70-77
Phoenix Hagen was beaten by TBB Trier 70:77 on November 3rd. Philip Zwiener (198-F-85, agency: Court Side) paced all the winners with 21 points and Bynum John delivered 13. Burtschi Jacob responded with 19 points for the home side.




The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Clip The Wings Of The Peacocok Scoring Boys Winning The Hessen Derby 82-64 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The current atmosphere and excitement of the success of the Giessen 46ers and their 5-2 start and the extra push of the Hessen Derby impact was as intense as the current stressful situation with loved Mr Streets of San Francisco actor Michal Douglas and his health situation, the silent fueding between Bayern Munich coach Louis Van Gaal and Bayern president Uli Hoeness or the the satisfying feeling in Giants land across the bay with the San Francisco Giants winning the 2010 World Series again after suffering through a 56 year drought, but The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to pluck the wings of the Peacock scoring boys and send the Giessen 46ers home with a big 82-64 win. Frankfurt was able to win their 9th game out of their last11 games dating back to 2005 and their fifth game in a row. The Hessen Derby is always a big game for both teams as it seems like both the players and fans give that extra push similar to a pop group like AHA on their farewell tour does. The atmosphere was loud and the only thing missing was ex Skyliner coach Murat Didin to pop up in the Skybembel block wearing a Skybembel scarf and cheering for ex players like Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) and Dominik Bahiense de Mello (190-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports). 'The derby atmosphere was great. I could hear the Giessen fans very well and it was fun to see which fans could be the loudest. It is always fun to play here', said Giessen 46er guard Chase Griffin (188-G-83, college: Pepperdine) For Skyliner energy bundle Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn), he makes as much noise on the court as a hungry wild boar does when a little baby boar gets gets served food first, but after the game Super Tez was very reserved, but felt the Hessen derby flair. 'The atmosphere was good, but not as good as the Auburn-Alabama games, but I am very happy how well the fans supported us today. They helped us get back into the game. It is always important to get wins at home', stressed Skyliner guard Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) played in his first German derby and remembered the rivalry with his school Wright State and Butler, but was impressed with the crowd enthusiasm in the Ballsporthalle. 'The Giessen fans brought a lot of energy, but our we had more fans and they got us going. Playing these type of games is what a player always dreams about', stated DaShaun Wood.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners won their fifth game in a row and are the second hottest team in the BEKO BBL after The Brose Baskets Bamberg who remain unbeaten at 7-0. The game had two faces as the first half belonged to the Giessen 46ers and the second half to the Deutsche Bank Skyliners. 'We didnt start well and didnt have a rhythm in the first half. These kind of things happen to teams. We came back in the second half, stayed together and gave a real group effort. Rebounding was very strong for us, but the key to winning this game in the second half was defense and staying focused and fighting', stressed Skyliner American Roger Powell (198-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Illinois). The Giessen 46ers fall to 5-3, but have shown in all three loses that they can stick with the top teams in the BEKO BBL. The club lost Anthony Smith (196-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Liberty) in the first quarter with 3 minutes to play as he hurt his knee and he never returned. Smith belongs to the PSB (Powerful scoring boys) and was dearly missed. 'Smith averages 12 points and adds another dimension as a big guard playing against Moye. Well you can always say hindsight 20/20 what could have been if Smith would have played the whole game', commented Chase Griffin 'I dont really know what might have happened if Smith had continued to play. We didnt have Mckinney and he is one of our best players. Injuries happen in basketball and its apart of the game', stressed ex NBA player Roger Powell (198-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Illinois). Giessen 46er coach Vladi Bogojevic deserves a lot of respect this season, because he began playing the bench from day one and has given valuable minutes to Germans like Jannik Freese (211-F/C-86), Tim Schwartz (199-F-87) and Dirk Madrich (211-C-83, agency: Court Side). 'When a player goes down, then othe rguys have to pick up the pieces and we have done that this season. If we hang our heads it will be difficult to win. This team has a lot of heart and is young and have much energy. We will face a lot adversity this season, and it will just be a matter of how we respond to it', stressed Chase Griffin

The leader and leading scorer of the Giessen 46ers this season has been Zachery Peacock (203-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Tech) who hails from Miami, Florida. He led Giessen with 16 points and six rebounds and played as if he has been in the years for years. He played for Georgia tech from 2006-2010 playing in the tough ACC conference and one thing that the big man has learned is being humble. 'I am a bit surprised that I am leading the league in s scoring, but it is still a long season to go', said Zachery Peacock (203-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Tech). The season is still very young, but already has the respect from his teammates and opponents. 'I think that Peacock can become an elite man in this league. He can do it all, shoot, rebound and has a great touch. He played at the highest level in the ACC and you can see where his ability comes from', said Chase Griffin 'I like the game of Peacock a lot. He is very competitive and got his team going early. He is going to become very good. He is one of the better big men that I have seen so far', commented DaShaun Wood. The 23 year old 203 power forward who got enjoyment watching Vince Carter as a kid and was amazed by his jumping skills knows where he got his ability and how to keep it and develop it further. 'The ACC is one of the best conferences in the NCAA and every night was a physical fight. I got my physical and mental toughness playing in the ACC. I can never be satisfied, but continue to be aggressive in every game', warned Zachery Peacock (203-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Tech).

One thing that The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have done very well in the last weeks is not get lost in the opening minute jitters, but just step on the court and clamp down on offense and defense and just play their game and get that lead. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners stormed out on a quicl 7-0 run catching the Giessen 46ers on the wrong side of the bed as they found the high intensity quickly. DaShaun Wood quickly gave Frankfurt a 5-0 lead within 20 second as he scored on a jumper and then shortly later made a steal and scored on a pull up jumper on the fast break. The Frankfurt defense ignited the offense in the first few minutes. Ajene Moye (193-G-82, college: Indiana) followed with two free throws. The Giessen offense machine wasnt stalling to much as they quickly showed why basketball is a game of runs going on a 6-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 7-6. Giessen played very smart getting production inside from peacock who beat Muurinen, Ovcina scoring as the trailer coming in on the fast break getting a nice feed from Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-G-86, agency: Interperformances) and Ryan Brooks (193-G-81, college: Temple) making a catch and pop jumper. The game had a fast tempo and Wood scored inside giving Frankfurt the 9-6 lead, but Giessen would make a 6-0 run into a 11-2 run to take their first lead 11-9 as Brooks scored inside after getting a quick Ovcina pass after he had gotten an offensive rebound and another Ovcina lay in. Frankfurt got the lead back 12-11 as Ajene Moye drooped a three pointer. However Giessen would get the lead back and keep it until the en dof the first quarter. Peacock scored inside and made some free throws for the 15-12 Giessen lead. At the three minute mark, Anthony Smith (196-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Liberty) hurt himself and never returned. 'I am feeling better. It was tough watching the game from the bench. This was the first time since I was very young where I couldnt continue playing in a game. I dont think that we lost the game, because I didnt return. We have enough players that can step up', stressed Anthony Smith (196-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Liberty). The Giessen 46ers got support from the bench and timely shooting as Chase Griffin nailed a three pointer and Ovcina scored inside getting another pretty feed from Gamqrelidze as Giessen led 20-15. Wood scored inside and the quarter ended with two Brooks free throws and one free throw from Wood. The Giessen 46ers ahd the slim 22-18 advantage after ten minutes. 'I though that we played pretty good defense. Giessen got hot and we should of scored more. We missed some easy shots', said St Louis native Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri) The Giessen 46ers were shooting 53% from the fiedl and 33% from outside while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 43% from the field and 67% from outside. Frankfurt had the slight 8-7 rebound edge and three turnovers while Giessen had four.

In the second quarter, The Giessen 46ers started with four bench players as guys like Tyler Kepkay (183-G-87, college: Utah), Dirk Madrich (211-C-83, agency: Court Side) and Tim Schwartz (199-F-87) found themselves on the floor. The Giessen 46ers werent scoring in the first few minutes and Frankfurt didnt help their comeback cause by not scoring on their first three possessions. Giessen took advantage of the lax Frankfurt offense as Ovcina hit a three pointer giving the guest the 27-20 lead. Frankfurt then went on a 6-2 run to cut the Giessen lead to 29-26 as another athletic energy bundle #2 Roger Jordman Powell was inserted and scored six consecutive points. He started with a harmless dunk which made his Artland dunk look like the dunk of the century as Pascal Roller (180-G-76) found the American all alone. Roger Powell (198-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Illinois) then penetrated into the zone as if he was strolling on a comfortable Sunday afternoon while the Giessen defense was yelling mercy. Powell then outran the Giessen defense on the fast break scoring again. However Giessen stayed calm and collective playing their game and executing on offense keeping the lead as Griffin made a timely three pointer and then Gamqrelidze showed the crowd that he can also score with his quickness as he beat Wood. Giessen led 34-29. Giessen then closed out the second quarter with a 9-5 run to lead 43-32. In this run, Giessen showed how versatile their offense is as they gots coring from all over the court as Griffin scored scoring with his left hand and Peacock scored with a jumper from the top of the key as Giessen led 41-29. Peacock and Moye then traded baskets inside as Frankfurt trailed 43-32. Dominik Bahiense de Mello then scored with a finger tip roll lay in as Frankfurt trailed 43-34 at halftime. 'Giessen is a strong team and stronger than in the past. We knew it wouldt be easy, but we kept our composure in the second quarter and stayed with them ', stressed Jimmy McKinney The Giessen 46ers were shooting 44% from the field and 43% from the three point line while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 48% from the field and 50% from the three point line. Frankfurt continued to have the rebounding edge 18-13, but seven turnovers while Giessen had five turnovers.

The first half belonged to the Giessen 46ers and the second half belonged to The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Frankfurt came out like a heavy weight boxer who had gotten pushed around in the first half and now wanted to take care with business and get that quick knockout punch. Frankfurt didnt hesitate as they won the quarter 21-7 stepping up their offense getting production from many people and stepping up their defense making it very difficult for Giessen to get into a sound offense and tough at getting good shots. 'Coach told us at halftime that the team and himself were out of synch. He told us to stop playing the Giessen game, but to play our game and that is why we were successful', warned DaShaun Wood. Frankfurt got two big three pointers from Dominik Bahiense de Mello and a running hook shot from Joe Dabbert (210-C-81, college: Creighton) to cut the Giessen lead to 47-42. Giessen kept missing shots or getting unfortunate turnovers like standing on the line while Frankfurt kept shining on offense as Moye showed his toughness finishing in the lane past Ovcina and Joe Dabbert (210-C-81, college: Creighton) snatched an offensive rebound and scoring. Frankfurt was trailing 47-46 and Giessen was still getting timely shooting from Griffin who nailed another three pointer as Giessen led 50-46. However that was the last Giessen offensive production of the third quarter as Frankfurt went on a 9-0 run to lead 55-50 after 30 minutes and they would never trail again and ride into the basketball sunset unscathed. Moye made a very difficult off balance shot from the wing with Brooks about a step away and Powell scored inside as teh score was knotted 50 -50. Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) then scored inside getting a nice lob pass from Wood as Frankfurt had the lead back 52-50. Powell then made a monster block on Tyler Kepkay (183-G-87, college: Utah) swatting the ball back to Hochst train station and he then scored on a lay up as Frankfurt led 55-50. 'We played better defense, rebounded better and made easy shots', stressed Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). 'Frankfurt was a totally different team in the second half. They were attacking the ball more and had much better team defense which made it harder for us', stressed Chase Griffin 'We stepped up our defense, got better into our offensive sets and got easy buckets', said Jimmy Mcinney. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 44% from the parking lot while The Giessen 46ers were shooting 40% from the field and 31% from the parking lot. Frankfurt still had the rebound edge 28-18 and eight turnovers while Giessen had ten turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners kept producing on offense keeping their lead while The Giessen 46ers fought, but could never get back over the hump as Frankfurt was able to easily win the game at the end. Even when a guy like Roller is on the court and not scoring, he seems to always score then when Frankfurt needs it. He gave Frankfurt the 57-50 lead with a jumper. Peacock kept Giessen in the game scoring inside twice beating Powell once on a spin move as Giessen trailed 59-54. Powell then made a turn around shot and Griffin a jumper off the glass getting the ball out of the hands of Tez as Frankfurt still led 61-56. However with Giessen silently threatening in their comeback, it was Roller again who nailed a three pointer and Wood scored again as the Frankfurt lead was turned back into double digits again 66-56. Giessen had their last breath as Peacock scored inside, but Frankfurt was too strong as Wood scored inside again and Muurinen made a steal scoring as Frankfurt led 72-58 as Frankfurt now was on a 38-15 run since halftime and they would never look back. The teams then traded many free thows, but Giessen continued to trail 76-62. Wood then made a dribbling clinic at the top of the key making young 21 year old German Mathias Perl look like he was a crazy chicken running back and fourth as he scored on the penetration as Frankfurt led 78-62. Skyliner coach then inserted some of the PRO B players with Filmore Beck (189-G-91) and Fabian Franke (198-F-88) and on the last play of the game did a PRO B play as Franke nailed the open three pointer as Frankfurt won 82-64. 'We still had energy, but Frankfurt buckled down on defense not letting us run our plays the way we did in the first half and they just jumped all over us', added Chase Griffin'We increased our intensity in the second half and our fans helped us', stated Skyliner assistant coach Klaus Perwas . 'We didnt execute in the second half and couldnt do what we did in the first half. They got the momentum and kept rolling', said Giessen 46er guard Anthony Smith (196-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Liberty).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by DaShaun Wood with 21 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals. Roger Powell (198-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Illinois) added 18 points and five rebounds. Ajene Moye (193-G-82, college: Indiana) chipped in with 12 points, four rebounds and five assists. The Giessen 46ers were led by Zachery Peacock (203-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Tech) with 16 points and six rebounds and Chase Griffin produced 14 points.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners finished the game with very hot shooting with 54% from the field and 46% from outside while TheGiessen 46ers shot only 38% from the field and a lousy 22% from outside. Frankfurt dominated the rebounding again 35-25 and only had 10 turnovers while Giessen had 14 turnovers. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners are playing very very strong basketball at the moment and perhaps continuing to block out the opponent and focus on themselves might be the key to getting nearer to Bamberg and Berlin? 'We have to stay focused on our game. In the last five games, we have been focusing on ourselves and it seems to have been working. We cant get caught up with what the opponent is doing. We were focused too much with Giessen in the first half, but in the second we focused on ourselves and played much better', stressed DaShaun Wood. The Giessen 46ers have played great basketball in the early going and almost beat Bamberg, but Frankfurt was too much and Chase Griffin was very impressed by the Frankfurt game and sees them as a team near the top. 'Frankfurt is a top 4 team in the BEKO BBL. They were firing from all cylinders in the second half. Frankfurt is the toughest team that we have faced this season. Powell is a beast and he and Wood killed us. Roller seems quiet for long phases of the game and then he hurts you with the big shot', said Chase Griffin The season is still very young and Frankfurt cant let any success distract their mental state. 'We go one game at a time. We can never get too happy about our current success. We have to come out fighting in every game', warned Roger Powell (198-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Illinois). The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host EnBW Ludwigsburg November 10th at 19:30.



John Bynum (TBB Trier) Postgame Thoughts To 82 -69 Win Against EnBW Ludwigsburg - 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 82-69 win in Ludwigsburg.


Congrats on the 82-69 win. How good does 4th place feel at the moment? Was this a special gift for your mom?


Yes.. any win is good on the road and it does feel good right now to be in 4th place but at the same time it is a long season and we do have to get better. I guess this was also a birthday present for my mom back at the crib as well... lol.


How was the atmosphere in the Ludwigsburg arena? The arena is fairly new entering its second season.


the atmosphere of the arena was great. we tried not to let them get on to many runs so we didnt have to put up with the noise, but it seems like it can get pretty loud in there.



TBB Trier had the solid 42-29 lead at halftime. What was key for the strong TBB Trier play?


The key I believe again was our defense and not letting them get too many 2nd chance points. If we continue to play solid defense then we will be able to compete with anyone in the league and I think we are starting to believe that as well as a group.




In the second half TBB Trier led by as many 15 points and never allowed Ludwigsburg back into the game. What was key in the second half for maintaining the high lead?


I think the key to us maintaining the lead was the starters came out and set a tone for us in the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half. Everyone who came into the game in the 2nd half was ready as well, Dru had a great game and I have to say the assist sheet is wrong for his assist ( I got you Dru)... he really controlled the game in the 2nd half.



What was your overall impression of Ludwigsburg. they seem to still be finding their rhythm?


I think Ludwigsburg is a good team. It is still early in the season and they will get better like most teams in the league as well. They have a solid core of veterans and they are a solid team.



Another great game from Phillip Zwiener but also from young German Maik Zirbes with 11 points three rebounds in 17 minutes. How has his development gone so far?


Maik is improving everyday and sky is the limit for Maik. He is so athletic and is getting better each day. He can do so many things but he changes so many shots on the defensive end and his rebounding ability is getting better each day as well.



Both teams have their German role players. Ludwigsburg got strong minutes from Joe Lischka and David Mccray. What was it like playing against Mccray? He seems to have one big heart.


David is a good player. He always plays hard and is getting better each year. He is athletic as well and very quick and is very competitive.



What was the most important thing taken from this win?


It is a always good to win on the road but its over and now we have to get ready for Berlin on Tuesday. It seems like we dont have time to enjoy anything but I think we are proven that we are a competitive team



What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


I actually watched He Got Game with Ray Allen last night.


Thanks John for the chat.


Quentin Pryor (Phoenix Hagen) Pregame Thoughts To BBC Bayreuth Game November 7th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) is a 27 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward from Eupora, Mississippi and is playing his second season with Phoenix Hagen. He started his college basketball career at Jackson State, before finishing at Morehead State from 2005-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3Pts: 36.8%, FT: 71.7%. In 2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with FC Schalke 04 playing 29 games and averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 75.2%. In 2008-2009 for Phoenix Hagen, he played 30 games averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2. He spoke to eurobasket after the loss in Goettingen. Last season, he played 33 games: 8.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 72.9%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against BBC Bayreuth November 7th.



Phoenix Hagen played their second straight game in the new old arena. How quickly has the team forgotten the old arena that was as cold as a hockey rink?


That place was forgotten last season!!!!


How impressed were you with TBB Trier? They showed again how strong the BEKO BBL is that a team like this can beat a top current team.

They are a young team that plays hard. They are a real competitive team.

TBB Trier had the slim 35-34 lead at halftime. Was there anything dramatic separating both teams?

No there wasn't. Just two teams fighting for a win.


TBB Trier exploded for 26 points in the fourth quarter. what was key in winning this game for TBB Trier?

They got all the bounces on this night. A couple plays here and there and we win the game.



What is Phoenix Hagen going to have to work on in preparation for the next game against BBC Bayreuth?


We can't come out flat in that game like we did against Trier. We have to establish from the tip that we want that game!!!



What was your impression of Phillip Zwiener who was TBB Trier top scorer with 21 points in 32 minutes. He hardly played for Alba Berlin but is finally getting his chance in Trier.


He is a very solid player.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Haven't really watched any movies...NBA LEAGUE PASS!!!!


Thanks Quentin for the chat.




Kevin Hamilton (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) Pregame Thoughts To Artland Dragons Game November 7th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is a 26 year old 193cm guard from Queens Village, New York. This season, he is playing for The New York Phantoms Braunschweig. He played at Holy Cross from 2002-2006 and played together with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg, 3.3spg, FG: 38.1%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.7%. In his rookie season 2006-2007, he came to Europe and played in Poland for Polpak Swiecie playing 19 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 64.2%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB) playing 2 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg. He also had a short tenure in Mexico with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun. In 2008-2009, he returned back to Poland to play for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg playing 32 games averaging 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1 (6.4apg), Steals-1 (2.8spg), FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.5%. He was not lazy in the last three summers staying in game shape and playing in Puerto Rico playing 90 games. In tue summer of 2009, he played for Indios de Mayaguez playing 35 games and averaging 10.5ppg, 4.7rpg, Assists-3 (6.3apg), Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 70.6%. His father was a draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. Last season, he played his first season in Braunschweig playing 39 games: 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), Steals-2 (1.9spg), FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.6%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against the Artland Dragons November 7th.

How is the atmosphere at the moment with the three game losing streak?


Not too pretty. We know that we have put ourselves in a tough position and now we have some pressure on us to perform.


How difficult is it as basketball player to wait until the next game especially when a team is riding a longer losing streak?

Its pretty tough. Teams that play in other European competitions have the luxury of playing a couple games a week so they can shake off a bad game easier. That is not the case for us though so we have to just come out ready to play.


What has been one of biggest focuses in practice this week?


Fine tuning our defense and getting some continuity in our offense.


The Artland Dragons visit Braunschweig this Sunday. You won both games against The Artland Dragons. What are your memories of those games last season?


I remember we got off to a real good start at home and put ourselves in a good space to win the game. At their place we got off to a terrible start but we were able to battle back and get the win.

The Artland Dragons are a very deep team. It seems like this team has an advantage over most teams in the BEKO BBL simply because they have a very deep bench. Is this a game where playing smart and conserving your energy will play a role?


I dont think we can afford to conserve any energy against them. Like you said they are a very deep team and no matter how many minutes guys on our team play we are going to have to give 100 %.



You played against Darren Fenn last season. Where does he rate for you with the big men of the league? He can beat you in so many ways?


He is definitely one of the better ones. He can beat you inside and outside and he is a very smart player.

Nick Schneiders is the tallest player in the BEKO BBL. What is it like to have him as a teammate and what advantages do you have having him on the team?


Nick is a great guy and a great teammate. He has been a pleasure to work with so far and I think he will do well on the court once he is healthy and ready.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


I am going to watch KICK ASS tonight.

Thanks Kev for the chat.




Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Timothy BURNETTE
  Osnabrueck
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 24
 1. Burnette, Osnab.24.0 
 2. Shepherd, Osnab.21.3 
 3. Gause, Freiburg21.0 
 4. Johnson, Webmoebel20.7 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau19.9 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.4 
 7. Fuller, Crailsheim19.3 
 8. Brooks, Kirchheim19.1 
 9. Harbut, Chemnitz18.0 
 10. Harbut, Chemnitz18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.11.3 
 2. Smallwood, Cuxha.11.3 
 3. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau10.0 
 4. Watts, SOBA D.9.4 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe9.3 
 6. Yearby, Cuxhaven9.0 
 7. Yearby, Cuxhaven9.0 
 8. Shaw, Chemnitz8.0 
 9. Mendez, Heidelberg8.0 
 10. Shaw, Chemnitz8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim7.0 
 2. Johnson, Webmoebel5.9 
 3. Barth, Heidelberg5.8 
 4. Johnson, Hannover5.0 
 5. Lowery, Braves5.0 
 6. Burnette, Osnab.5.0 
 7. Zazai, Chemnitz4.9 
 8. Zazai, Chemnitz4.9 
 9. Gray, Crailsheim4.7 
 10. Wallace, B.Mue.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel3.0 
 2. Johnson, Chemnitz2.4 
 3. Johnson, Chemnitz2.4 
 4. Gause, Freiburg2.4 
 5. Scott, Kirchheim2.3 
 6. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.3 
 7. Burnette, Osnab.2.2 
 8. Turnbull, Hannover2.1 
 9. Shaw, Chemnitz2.0 
 10. Zazai, Chemnitz2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Deilvez YEARBY
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Yearby, Cuxhaven2.1 
 2. Yearby, Cuxhaven2.1 
 3. Fuller, Crailsheim1.8 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., SOBA D.1.7 
 5. De Michael, Kirchheim1.4 
 6. Henry, Hannover1.3 
 7. Oehle, Braves1.2 
 8. Fleetwood, Osnab.1.0 
 9. Schoo, Heidelberg1.0 
 10. Lowery, Braves1.0 


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


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  LTi 46ers
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 17
 1. Peacock, LTi 46ers17.0 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .16.9 
 3. Oliver, Walter Tigers16.3 
 4. Callahan, Bremerha.16.0 
 5. Zwiener, TBB Trier15.6 
 6. Tillman, MBC14.9 
 7. Brooks, LTi 46ers14.9 
 8. Burtschi, Phoenix .14.8 
 9. Famutimi, Duesseldorf14.8 
 10. Dragicevic, ALBA14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm9.4 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.3 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth7.7 
 4. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.6 
 5. Stevic, EWE B.7.3 
 6. Dragicevic, ALBA7.2 
 7. Goree, NY Phantoms7.0 
 8. Martin, Bremerha.7.0 
 9. Pleiss, Brose B.6.8 
 10. Peacock, LTi 46ers6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.8 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .5.0 
 3. Jordan, MBC4.6 
 4. Hamilton, NY Phant.4.5 
 5. Joyce, TBB Trier4.4 
 6. Copeland, Bremerha.4.2 
 7. Campbell, EWE B.4.0 
 8. Jacobsen, Brose B.4.0 
 9. Haynes, Duesseldorf3.9 
 10. Wood, Dt.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.3 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .1.9 
 3. Pryor, Phoenix .1.8 
 4. Lukauskis, EWE B.1.8 
 5. Wise, Telekom .1.7 
 6. Trice, ratiopharm1.7 
 7. Famutimi, Duesseldorf1.7 
 8. Oliver, Walter Tigers1.7 
 9. Burtschi, Phoenix .1.6 
 10. Campbell, Teleko.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tibor PLEISS
  Brose Baskets
  (214-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pleiss, Brose B.2.4 
 2. Bryant, ratiopharm1.6 
 3. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.6 
 4. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.3 
 5. Powell, Dt.1.3 
 6. Scott, Goettingen1.1 
 7. Goree, NY Phantoms1.1 
 8. Seward, Phoenix .1.0 
 9. Reiner, Bayreuth1.0 
 10. Kashirov, Walter T.1.0 


*****************************************************
  GREECE   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Periklis DORKOFIKIS
  AEK
  (206-F-80)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Dorkofikis, AEK19.7 
 2. Tucker, Aris18.3 
 3. Karydas, Ilysiakos18.0 
 4. McAlarney, Ikaros17.5 
 5. Spanoulis, Olympiakos16.7 
 6. Chatzis, Ilysiakos16.5 
 7. Baxter, Ilysiakos15.7 
 8. Gagaloudis, Marousi15.5 
 9. Everett, Iraklis15.3 
 10. Simmons, Kavala15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Simmons, Kavala10.0 
 2. Looby, Peristeri GS9.0 
 3. Kalathis, VAP K.7.7 
 4. Kaimakoglou, Panath.7.7 
 5. Tucker, Aris7.7 
 6. Thompson, Ikaros7.5 
 7. Brown, Panellinios7.3 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.0 
 9. Kommatos, Marousi7.0 
 10. Tapoutos, Aris7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Emmanouil PAPAMAKARIOS
  Panellinios
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Papamakarios, Panell.6.3 
 2. Jordan, VAP K.6.3 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympiakos6.3 
 4. Everett, Iraklis5.7 
 5. Karydas, Ilysiakos5.5 
 6. Thompson, Ilysi.4.3 
 7. Tepic, Panathinaikos4.3 
 8. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.0 
 9. Gagaloudis, Marousi4.0 
 10. Kommatos, Marousi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Linos-Spyridon CHRYSIKOPOULOS
  Aris
  (205-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Chrysikopoul., Aris4.0 
 2. Teodosic, Olympiakos3.0 
 3. Everett, Iraklis3.0 
 4. Kojadinovic, Marousi3.0 
 5. Karydas, Ilysiakos3.0 
 6. Marshall, PAOK2.7 
 7. Tucker, Aris2.7 
 8. Kiritsis, Ilysiakos2.5 
 9. Weeden, Marousi2.5 
 10. King, Peristeri GS2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Simmons, Kavala3.0 
 2. Thompson, Ikaros1.5 
 3. Baxter, Ilysiakos1.3 
 4. Sensley, Perister.1.0 
 5. Bourousis, Olympiakos1.0 
 6. Simtsak, Kavala1.0 
 7. Glyniadakis, Olymp.1.0 
 8. Pappas, VAP K.1.0 
 9. Arapis, PAOK1.0 
 10. Nesterovic, Olymp.1.0 


*****************************************************
  HOLLAND   


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


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Glenn STOKES
  BS Weert
  (170-G-76)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Stokes, BS Weert19.3 
 2. Laing, Magixx18.5 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.4 
 4. Kimbrough, Giants17.1 
 5. Marshall, Lands.16.8 
 6. Kusnyer, Rotterdam16.1 
 7. Borha, Landstede15.4 
 8. Voorn, ABC15.2 
 9. Brown, DeFriesland14.8 
 10. Turner, Eiff.Tow.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt HARYASZ
  GasTerra F.
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Haryasz, GasTerra.10.2 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.6 
 3. Griffin, Giants9.2 
 4. de Randamie, ABC8.9 
 5. Hamm, BS Weert8.8 
 6. Mills, Eiff.Towers8.6 
 7. Sihota, Rotterdam8.3 
 8. Koenis, Giants8.3 
 9. Oudendag, Magixx8.3 
 10. McDermott, Magixx8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiff.Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Turner, Eiff.Tow.5.8 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra.5.4 
 3. Stokes, BS Weert4.8 
 4. Kimbrough, Giants4.3 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.4.1 
 6. McGhee, ZZ Leiden3.9 
 7. Williams, DeFriesland3.7 
 8. Boxley, ZZ Leiden3.6 
 9. Marshall, Lands.3.5 
 10. Jansen, Eiff.Tow.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jesse KIMBROUGH
  Giants
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Kimbrough, Giants3.1 
 2. Turner, Eiff.Tow.3.0 
 3. Taylor, Magixx2.8 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.6 
 5. Haryasz, GasTerra.2.3 
 6. Hilliman, Rotterdam2.3 
 7. Mills, Eiff.Towers2.2 
 8. McDermott, Magixx2.2 
 9. Ellis, GasTerra F.2.1 
 10. Otten, GasTerra F.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiff.Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Aarts, Eiff.Towers2.1 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.8 
 3. Hamm, BS Weert1.2 
 4. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.2 
 5. McDermott, Magixx1.2 
 6. Blue, Giants1.1 
 7. Oudendag, Magixx1.0 
 8. Hulzebos, Landstede0.9 
 9. Haryasz, GasTerra.0.9 
 10. Bekkering, ZZ Le.0.9 


*****************************************************
  IBL   


Amaya and Stevenson combine for 47 points in exhibition win over WWU - by Eurobasket News
Bellingham Slam players Tyler Amaya (6'7''-F-82, college: W.Washington) and Jacob Stevenson (6'4''-G-81, college: W.Washington) combined to score 47 points in a 109-98 exhibition victory over Western Washington University on Thursday at Carver Gymnasium.

Amaya and Stevenson, along with fellow Slam players Morris Anderson and Lukas Henne, were playing against their alma mater as members of Team Another Level, a touring squad which plays pre-season games against college programs in the Pacific Northwest.

Amaya opened the game with a pair of three-pointers in the first two minutes and helped Team Another Level to a 55-49 halftime lead.

Back-to-back three-point shots from Amaya and Anderson pushed their team's lead to 12, at 63-51, early in the second half.

WWU was able to trim the deficit to two, at 4:48, on free throws from Rory Blanche, but two minutes later Team Another Level was back ahead by double digits thanks in part to layups from Amaya and Henne.

Stevenson ended the game by hitting 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Amaya finished with a game-high 28 points, while Stevenson finished with 19. Anderson contributed 11 points and seven assists while Henne had 13 points and five rebounds.

Michael Duty, Zack Henefin and Shedrick Nelson shared the Vikings' scoring lead with 17 points apiece.

In last fall's contest against WWU with Team Another Level, Amaya set a school record by scoring 44 points, the most ever in a game at Carver Gym, which was built in 1962.

The Slam will return to action in 2011 as they tip-off the International Basketball League season with their home opener on April 15 against the West Coast Hotshots.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


*****************************************************
  ICELAND   


Div 1 results - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Results from last games in division 1.
Leiknir 71 Valur 105
Darrell Lewis top scorer for Leiknir 21 points. Calvin Wooten 21 for Valur.
Laugdaelir 79 Httur 85
Petur Sigurdson 18 for home team. Daniel Terrell 31 for Httur.
Armann 78 Thor Ak, 89
Halldor Kristmannson 20 for Armann. Konrad Tota 27 for Thor.
Thor Thorl. 96 Httur 55.
Hjalti Thorsteinsson (184-G-92) 24 for Thor. Vidar Hafsteinsson 14 for Httur.
Skallagrimur 82. breidablik 72.
Hafthor Gunnarsson & Darrell Flake 26 each for Skallagrim. Adalsteinn Palsson 18 for Breidablik.
FSU 104 Thor Ak. 99 in double overtime.
Richard Field 43 for FSU. Konrad Tota 31 for Thor


*****************************************************
  IRAN   


Interview with Gentry Lewis , In Shape and Ready Power Forward / Center - by Mohammad Ahmadi
Sitting Here at 3 am on the Rooftop of the Merter Green Park Hotel and Resort in Istanbul Turkey With Mr.Gentry Lewis (206-F/C-81, college: Philander Smith)

So Lets Get Started Where Should I Begin:

Hello Gentry how are you in these days?

I am fine just grinding in the gym trying to get back. Working hard training to get in better shape basically. Working is how I will describe it re-inventing myself in other words...

So that's all you have been doing as of late?

Basically trying to get back in the swing of things and get my feet back under me and get reacquainted into the basketball world..

Why did you take a break from basketball was it because of injury or something especially after the season you had in Saudi Arabia something close to a triple double I recall 23 ppg 15rpg and 7apg why now or then rather?

No injury my body is great. I took a break because I felt I needed to take advantage of a business opportunity that presented itself and also Real Estate School. Even with the Passion and Love I have for the game of basketball I wanted to try something different for a season. I love basketball but I took a risk to take time off after a good season to put myself in a better position for my life after basketball. Maybe it was a mistake or bad timing but I have to move on and continue pursuing my opportunities to do what I love and thats play basketball.The good thing was I never stopped working out or being around the game.I just wasnt on a team .

Understandable and Commendable so it took a while to accomplish or did other things delay your return?

Well honestly both.. Getting the business up and running took longer than i expected.It required me to be involved alot in the beginning of the project.I also had a very tragic death in the family that I had to deal with. I think that took a big part out me and in turn made me look at life different. But with the help of God and my family through all of that stuff I became a stronger man.



I know MR Agency in partner with Mega Sport Agency in Italy are working with some teams here in Middle Eastern Countries as well as Europe on securing a deal.Correct?

Yes they are working hard to get a deal lined up for this season.I know that teams are starting to make changes and also finding new sponsors at this time so Im hopeful that ill be signing somewhere pretty soon.. I'm ready to actually get back on the court and experience the camaraderie of being on a team but mainly helping the team that signs me win basketball games.


Some people believe that you are Pure Position 4 , that means that you are completely a Power Forward, what do you think?

I'm not agreed, I have been playing a whole season as CENTER , and if needed Power Forward. I use my big body and my experience in playing Center so I am a PowerForward/Center player.
Yes, I agree with you because I have seen your game playing as Center all the time and you did really good.


Gentry thanks for your time and good luck this season wherever you may land I know you will do well

No problem and Thank you Mohammed.



*****************************************************
  IRELAND   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Michael BONAPARTE
  Neptune
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 35
 1. Bonaparte, Neptune35.0 
 2. Foley, Ulster Elks31.3 
 3. Turner, Killester25.4 
 4. De La Cruz, Ulster E.24.3 
 5. Van, UCC Demons23.4 
 6. Crowder, UCD M.21.0 
 7. Louisme, Neptune19.7 
 8. Mitchell, UL Ea.18.6 
 9. Glover, UCD Marian18.2 
 10. Nihill, Moycullen18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron MITCHELL
  UL Eagles
  (201-F/C-88)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Mitchell, UL Ea.14.4 
 2. De La Cruz, Ulster E.14.0 
 3. Louisme, Neptune13.7 
 4. Ambler, Moycullen13.6 
 5. Crowder, UCD M.12.6 
 6. Van, UCC Demons12.2 
 7. Turner, Killester12.0 
 8. Trimmer, DCU S.9.3 
 9. Bonaparte, Neptune9.0 
 10. Quill, DCU Saints8.8 
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. Drumm, Ulster Elks6.3 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian5.6 
 5. Clarke, Killester4.2 
 6. Noonan, Neptune4.0 
 7. McVeigh, Belfast .4.0 
 8. Hall, UL Eagles3.8 
 9. Chubb, DCU Saints3.8 
 10. Westbrooks, Killester3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Barry DRUMM
  Ulster Elks
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Drumm, Ulster Elks3.3 
 2. Westbrooks, Killester3.0 
 3. McGinn, Neptune3.0 
 4. Nihill, Moycullen2.6 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagles2.4 
 6. Behan, Killester2.4 
 7. Donnelly, DCU S.2.3 
 8. Kurcenkovas, Moycu.2.2 
 9. Turner, Killester2.2 
 10. Hall, UL Eagles2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael BONAPARTE
  Neptune
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bonaparte, Neptune4.0 
 2. Van, UCC Demons2.4 
 3. Turner, Killester2.4 
 4. Baynes, UCD Marian2.4 
 5. Duggan, UCC Demons2.3 
 6. Louisme, Neptune2.0 
 7. Trimmer, DCU S.2.0 
 8. De La Cruz, Ulster E.2.0 
 9. Crowder, UCD M.1.4 
 10. Ambler, Moycullen1.4 


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 6-0 
 2. UCD Marian 3-3 
 3. DCU Saints 2-3 
 4. Belfast Star 1-4 
 5. Ulster Elks 1-5 
South Conference
 1. UL Eagles 6-1 
 2. UCC Demons 5-1 
 3. Neptune 3-4 
 4. Moycullen 1-7 


Standings - EBS Division I
Division Standings
North Conference
 1. Portlaoise 4-1 
 2. Ballina 2-2 
 3. Ballon 2-2 
 4. Tolka Rovers 1-2 
 5. Waterford 0-4 
 6. Neptune BC 0-5 
South Conference
 1. Maree 4-1 
 2. St.Brendan 3-1 
 3. Titans BC 3-1 
 4. St.Mary's 2-1 
 5. Blue Demons 2-3 


*****************************************************
  ISRAEL   


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


*****************************************************
  ITALY   


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Davide REATI
  Treviglio
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Reati, Treviglio20.8 
 2. Vico, Matera19.4 
 3. Rugolo, Molfetta18.7 
 4. Carrizo, Ferentino17.9 
 5. Masper, Moncalieri16.9 
 6. Marino, Treviglio16.7 
 7. Pilotti, Ruvo16.5 
 8. Tassinari, Moncalieri16.4 
 9. Becerra, Rieti15.7 
 10. Casadei, Comsum.i.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Molfetta
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Corral, Molfetta11.1 
 2. Rosignoli, Bisceglie10.9 
 3. De Min, Treviglio10.2 
 4. Bagnoli, Potenza9.5 
 5. Zerini, Ruvo8.6 
 6. Facenda, Senigallia8.4 
 7. Basei, Ostuni8.4 
 8. Morena, Ostuni8.1 
 9. Bisconti, Trapani8.1 
 10. Gigena, Massafra8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Trento
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Ferrarese, Trento5.9 
 2. Tomasiello, Comsum.4.3 
 3. Bushati, Brescia3.9 
 4. Gnaccarini, Senig.3.8 
 5. Bolzonella, Piacenza3.6 
 6. Santolamazza, Ana.3.6 
 7. Busca, Trieste3.5 
 8. Marino, Treviglio3.5 
 9. Di Capua, Osimo3.3 
 10. Bastoni, Riva d.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Franko BUSHATI
  Brescia
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Bushati, Brescia4.6 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia4.4 
 3. Sperduto, Pales.4.0 
 4. Guarino, Trapani3.7 
 5. Rabaglietti, Feren.3.3 
 6. Picazio, Omegna3.2 
 7. Borgna, ASD Pavia3.1 
 8. Bolzonella, Piacenza3.1 
 9. Santolamazza, Ana.3.1 
 10. Moruzzi, Trieste3.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ZERINI
  Ruvo
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Zerini, Ruvo2.1 
 2. Corral, Molfetta1.9 
 3. Ancellotti, Patti1.7 
 4. Biligha, ASD Pavia1.4 
 5. Pozzi, Molfetta1.4 
 6. Capitanelli, Pales.1.1 
 7. Candido, Ferentino1.0 
 8. Gazzotti, Ozzano1.0 
 9. Bozzetto, Comsum.i.1.0 
 10. Basei, Ostuni0.9 


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


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


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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Ivan ZOROSKI
  Banca Tercas
  (195-G-79)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Zoroski, Banca T.19.8 
 2. Kaukenas, Montepas.19.3 
 3. Ere, Pepsi Caserta18.0 
 4. White, Ford S.17.8 
 5. Ford, Sutor Mont.17.8 
 6. Sosa, Angelico BI17.5 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR17.0 
 8. Lavrinovic, Montepas.17.0 
 9. Diawara, Enel B.16.5 
 10. Milic, Vanoli CR16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Sutor Mont.
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Ford, Sutor Mont.10.8 
 2. Suton, Angelico BI10.3 
 3. Troutman, Air AV8.8 
 4. Hall, Banca Tercas8.5 
 5. Lang, Enel Brindisi8.3 
 6. Ivanov, Sutor M.8.0 
 7. Garri, Pepsi C.8.0 
 8. Jones, Pepsi C.7.5 
 9. Cusin, Scavolini PS7.0 
 10. Ortner, Bennet C.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andre COLLINS
  Scavolini PS
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Collins, Scavolin.8.3 
 2. Childress, Ford S.7.0 
 3. Green, Air AV6.0 
 4. Green, Bennet Cantu3.8 
 5. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.8 
 6. Sosa, Angelico BI3.5 
 7. Diener, Banca T.3.5 
 8. Diener, Ford S.3.3 
 9. Finley, Armani MI3.3 
 10. Zoroski, Banca T.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darius WASHINGTON
  Lottomatica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Washington, Lottomat.4.5 
 2. Rowland, Vanoli CR4.0 
 3. Troutman, Air AV3.5 
 4. Sosa, Angelico BI3.5 
 5. Stonerook, Montepas.3.5 
 6. Dasic, Lottomatica3.5 
 7. Poeta, CS Bologna3.3 
 8. Di Bella, Pepsi C.3.3 
 9. Rocca, Armani MI3.3 
 10. Jones, Sutor Mont.3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Sutor Mont.
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ford, Sutor Mont.2.0 
 2. Hunter, Ford S.1.7 
 3. Polonara, Banca T.1.5 
 4. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.3 
 5. Smith, Benetton TV1.3 
 6. Drozdov, Vanoli CR1.3 
 7. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 8. Salyers, Angelico.1.0 
 9. Cuccarolo, Benetton.1.0 
 10. Toure, Lottomatica1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Barcellona
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Crispin, Barcellona25.4 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM23.0 
 3. Clark, Umana Reyer22.3 
 4. Gordon, Forli21.0 
 5. Boyette, N.Ferrara20.0 
 6. Jackson, Prima Veroli20.0 
 7. Abrams, Tezenis .17.5 
 8. Smith, Trenkwalder17.3 
 9. Slay, Umana Reyer17.3 
 10. Pecile, Jesi17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quadre LOLLIS
  Immobiliare SR
  (200-F/C-73)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Lollis, Immobili.9.5 
 2. Waleskowski, Tezeni.9.5 
 3. Chiacig, Scafati .9.3 
 4. Boykin, Assigeco9.3 
 5. Filloy, Immobili.9.2 
 6. Johnson, San Severo8.7 
 7. Varnado, Tuscany PT8.7 
 8. Ebi, Aget IM8.5 
 9. Maggioli, Jesi7.3 
 10. Valenti, Trenkwalder7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Mats LEVIN
  Scafati Basket
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Levin, Scafati .4.2 
 2. Mathis, Snaidero.4.0 
 3. Crispin, Barcellona4.0 
 4. Williams, Snaidero.3.8 
 5. Farabello, N.Fer.3.8 
 6. Fultz, Trenkwalder3.7 
 7. Scarone, Immobili.3.2 
 8. Meini, Umana Reyer3.0 
 9. Licartovsky, Forli2.8 
 10. Clark, Umana Reyer2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Immobiliare SR
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Roderick, Immobi.3.5 
 2. Lollis, Immobili.3.3 
 3. Scarone, Immobili.3.0 
 4. Achara, Barcellona2.8 
 5. Trepagnier, Tezeni.2.8 
 6. Abrams, Tezenis .2.8 
 7. Farabello, N.Fer.2.7 
 8. Hickman, Fastw.2.7 
 9. Rosselli, Prima V.2.5 
 10. Ebi, Aget IM2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT4.7 
 2. Maggioli, Jesi1.3 
 3. Kotti, N.Ferrara1.2 
 4. Ebi, Aget IM1.0 
 5. Foiera, Forli1.0 
 6. Boykin, Assigeco1.0 
 7. Cutolo, San Severo1.0 
 8. Frosini, Trenkwalder1.0 
 9. Chiacig, Scafati .1.0 
 10. Achara, Barcellona0.8 


Rosignoli's a double-double lands him A dilettanti Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
22-year old forward Davide Rosignoli (202-F-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Ambrosia Bisceglie and receives a Eurobasket.com A dilettanti Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed Ferentino (#24, 4-3) with 19-point margin 81-62. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Despite this victory Bisceglie dropped to the 18th position in Italian A dilettanti. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Bisceglie will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. Rosignoli turned to be Bisceglie's top player in his first season with the team. Rosignoli has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.9rpg) and averages solid 64.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Andrea Malamov (196-G-83) of Adriatica Industriale Ruvo. He is former international guard in his first season at Ruvo. In the last game Malamov recorded impressive 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Ruvo to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Agrigento (#32, 1-6) 83-62. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Ruvo keeps 17th position. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Malamov is a newcomer at Ruvo and quickly became the team's new leader.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Ivan Scarponi (196-G-86) of Cisa Massafra (#28). Scarponi scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Massafra, leading his team to a 82-69 easy win against the lower-ranked S.Antimo (2-5). Massafra 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 Scarponi he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Scarponi has a very solid season. In 7 games in Italy he scored 10.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Alfredo Moruzzi (193-G-80) of Trieste - 20 points and 7 rebounds
5. Andrea LaGioia (195-G/F-86) of Matera - 31 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Sebastian Vico (190-G-86) of Matera - 20 points and 8 rebounds
7. Federico Tassinari (194-G-77) of Moncalieri - 28 points and 5 rebounds
8. Simone Bagnoli (206-F/C-81) of Potenza - 16 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Luca Bisconti (206-F/C-82) of Trapani - 21 points and 9 rebounds
10. Simone Ferrarese (182-G-87) of Trento - 20 points and 8 assists


SerieA Round 4: Vanoli CR defeats Sutor Mont. in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the SerieA and who belongs to weaker ones. The closest game of round 4 was home defeat of higher ranked Sutor Mont. to thirteenth ranked Vanoli CR 80-82. Worth to mention a great performance of Earl Rowland who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 assists and Je'Kel Foster who added 16 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Sharrod Ford with 19 points and 10 rebounds. That victory allowed Vanoli CR (2-2) to claimb to seventh place. They share it with 4 other teams including Sutor Mont.. Vanoli CR are looking forward to the next round to face Angelico BI (#8). Sutor Mont. will play against Air AV hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Armani MI's (#1) 21-point home victory against Enel Brindisi 97-76. The winners were lead by David Hawkins who had that evening 21 points and 4 assists and Stefano Mancinelli who supported him with 16 points. Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by Yakhouba Diawara did not help to save the game for Enel Brindisi. Armani MI (4-0) stays at first position. Enel Brindisi (1-3) on the other side went down to twelfth place as they recorded their third loss. Armani MI's next round game will be against Ford Sassari (#5). Enel Brindisi will play against Cimberio VA (#3) to get more than just one victory.
Banca Tercas is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to Bennet Cantu 70-82. Maarten Leunen fired 19 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Ivan Zoroski who recorded 31 points. Banca Tercas added fourth loss to their record. Despite the victory Bennet Cantu (3-1) stays at second position having just two points less than leader Armani MI. Another loss means that Banca Tercas is still at the bottom of the standings. Bennet Cantu will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Banca Tercas will play against Scavolini PS (#9) hoping to get finally their first victory.
The same happened to Pepsi Caserta, ehich could not win a single game so far. This time they were defeated on the road by Montepaschi 91-87. Worth to mention a great performance of Ksistof Lavrinovic who helped to win the game recording 33 points and 9 rebounds. That victory allowed Montepaschi (3-1) to claimb to second place. They share it with 4 other teams. Another loss means that Pepsi Caserta is still at the bottom of the standings. Montepaschi's next round opponent will be higher ranked NGC Cantu. Pepsi Caserta will play against CS Bologna (#4) hoping to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 4: Angelico BI lost to Ford Sassari on the opponent's court 90-97. Air AV managed to outperform Lottomatica in a home game 72-65. CS Bologna managed to beat Scavolini PS on the road 70-66. Benetton TV was defeated by Cimberio VA at it's own court 67-72.



Ford Sassari - Angelico BI 97-90

There was an upset when 5th ranked Angelico BI (2-2) was defeated by seventh ranked Ford Sassari (3-1) 97-90. Worth to mention a great performance of James White who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jiri Hubalek who added 19 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Edgar Sosa with 24 points and 4 assists. That victory allowed Ford Sassari (3-1) to claimb to second place. They share it with 4 other teams. Angelico BI (2-2) on the other side went down to seventh place as they recorded their second loss. Ford Sassari are looking forward to the next round to face league's new leader Armani MI where they do not belong to the favorites. Angelico BI will play against Vanoli CR (#11) hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Ford Sassari: J.White 22+10reb+2ast, J.Hubalek 19+8reb+1ast, T.Diener 18+3reb+1ast, D.Tsaldaris 11+2reb+4ast, M.Vanuzzo 9+5reb, M.Pinton 8+1reb,
Angelico Biella: E.Sosa 24+1reb+4ast, J.Viggiano 18+8reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 14+2reb, G.Jurak 11+6reb, M.Soragna 9+4reb+3ast, G.Suton 8+6reb+2ast,


Air AV - Lottomatica 72-65

Everything went according to plan in Avellino where 12th ranked Lottomatica (1-3) lost to tenth ranked Air AV (2-2) 72-65. Worth to mention a great performance of Omar Thomas who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 5 rebounds and Chevon Troutman who added 17 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Darius Washington with 20 points. Lottomatica added third loss to their record. That victory allowed Air AV (2-2) to claimb to seventh place. They share it with 4 other teams. Lottomatica (1-3) on the other side went down to twelfth place. Air AV are looking forward to the next round to face Sutor Mont. (#10). Lottomatica will play against Benetton TV hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Air Avellino: C.Troutman 17+5reb, T.Dean 14+1reb, O.Thomas 14+5reb+3ast, S.Szewczyk 12+7reb+1ast, V.Spinelli 10+1reb+2ast, M.Green 3+4reb+8ast,
Lottomatica Virtus Roma: D.Washington 20+2reb+1ast, N.Dedovic 13+3reb+1ast, A.Traore 8+1reb, V.Dasic 6+6reb+1ast, J.Heytvelt 6+2reb, L.Vitali 4+1ast,


Scavolini PS - CS Bologna 66-70

Everything went according to plan in Pesaro where 8th ranked Scavolini PS (2-2) was defeated by sixth ranked CS Bologna (3-1) in Pesaro 70-66. Worth to mention a great performance of Kennedy Winston who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 5 rebounds and Marcelus Kemp who added 8 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Andre Collins with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. That victory allowed CS Bologna (3-1) to claimb to second place. They share it with 4 other teams. Scavolini PS (2-2) on the other side went down to seventh place as they recorded their second loss. CS Bologna are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Pepsi Caserta (#16) which should be an easy walk for them. Scavolini PS will play against Banca Tercas (#15) hoping to prove their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Canadian Solar Bologna: K.Winston 14+5reb+2ast, P.Koponen 13+2reb+1ast, J.Homan 13+4reb, M.Kemp 8+9reb+1ast, G.Poeta 7+2reb+1ast, V.Amoroso 5+1reb,
Scavolini Spar Pesaro: A.Collins 15+5reb+8ast, T.Lydeka 13+12reb, N.Aleksandrov 13+9reb, D.Hackett 9+3reb, A.Traini 7+1reb, M.Cusin 4+4reb,


Vanoli CR - Sutor Mont. 82-80

The closest game of round 4 was home defeat of higher ranked Sutor Mont. to thirteenth ranked Vanoli CR 80-82. Worth to mention a great performance of Earl Rowland who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 assists and Je'Kel Foster who added 16 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Sharrod Ford with 19 points and 10 rebounds. That victory allowed Vanoli CR (2-2) to claimb to seventh place. They share it with 4 other teams including Sutor Mont.. Vanoli CR are looking forward to the next round to face Angelico BI (#8). Sutor Mont. will play against Air AV hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Vanoli Cremona: E.Rowland 21+3reb+6ast, M.Milic 16+5reb, J.Foster 16+4reb+4ast, A.Drozdov 15+6reb+1ast, J.Perkovic 8+6reb+1ast, B.Sekulic 6+9reb+1ast,
Sutor Montegranaro: S.Ford 19+10reb+1ast, A.Maestranzi 18+1reb+2ast, D.Ivanov 14+10reb+1ast, D.Cavaliero 13+3reb+6ast, B.Jones 8+4reb, M.Antonutti 4+4reb,


Armani MI - Enel Brindisi 97-76

Very significant was Armani MI's (#1) 21-point home victory against Enel Brindisi 97-76. The winners were lead by David Hawkins who had that evening 21 points and 4 assists and Stefano Mancinelli who supported him with 16 points. Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by Yakhouba Diawara did not help to save the game for Enel Brindisi. Armani MI (4-0) stays at first position. Enel Brindisi (1-3) on the other side went down to twelfth place as they recorded their third loss. Armani MI's next round game will be against Ford Sassari (#5). Enel Brindisi will play against Cimberio VA (#3) to get more than just one victory.
Top scorers:
Armani Jeans Milano: D.Hawkins 21+2reb+4ast, S.Mancinelli 16+3reb+3ast, I.Jaaber 14+3reb+2ast, J.Maciulis 12+2reb, M.Rocca 11+4reb, G.Ganeto 10+5reb+1ast,
Enel Brindisi: Y.Diawara 19+6reb+3ast, A.Roberson 17+3reb, B.Dixon 13+6reb+5ast, K.Lang 10+5reb, G.Maresca 7+1ast, E.Bavcic 5+3reb,


Bennet Cantu - Banca Tercas 82-70

Banca Tercas is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to Bennet Cantu 70-82. Maarten Leunen fired 19 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Ivan Zoroski who recorded 31 points. Banca Tercas added fourth loss to their record. Despite the victory Bennet Cantu (3-1) stays at second position having just two points less than leader Armani MI. Another loss means that Banca Tercas is still at the bottom of the standings. Bennet Cantu will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Banca Tercas will play against Scavolini PS (#9) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bennet Cantu: M.Leunen 19+7reb+2ast, M.Markoishvili 18+1reb+2ast, N.Mazzarino 16+4reb+5ast, V.Micov 10+3reb+1ast, B.Ortner 9+8reb, J.Tabu 6+3reb+2ast,
Banca Tercas Teramo: I.Zoroski 31+1reb+2ast, K.Fletcher 16+2reb, M.Hall 12+12reb+3ast, A.Polonara 4+7reb+1ast, D.Diener 4+10reb+5ast, G.Boscagin 3,


Benetton TV - Cimberio VA 67-72

Everything went according to plan in Treviso where 14th ranked Benetton TV (1-3) lost to third ranked Cimberio VA (3-1) in Treviso 72-67. Worth to mention a great performance of Ronald Slay who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 7 rebounds and Phil Goss who added 16 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Hrvoje Peric with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Benetton TV added third loss to their record. That victory allowed Cimberio VA (3-1) to claimb to second place. They share it with 4 other teams. Benetton TV (1-3) on the other side went down to twelfth place. Cimberio VA are looking forward to the next round to face Enel Brindisi (#13) which should be an easy walk for them. Benetton TV will play against Lottomatica hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Cimberio Varese: P.Goss 16+5reb+2ast, R.Slay 15+7reb+3ast, K.Kangur 12+7reb+1ast, J.Thomas 11+3reb+5ast, G.Galanda 9+4reb, T.Rannikko 5+4reb+2ast,
Benetton Treviso: H.Peric 14+6reb+5ast, D.Motiejunas 13+3reb, S.Nicevic 7+4reb+1ast, M.Bulleri 7+1reb, A.Gentile 6+1reb, S.Markovic 6+4reb+3ast,


Montepaschi - Pepsi Caserta 91-87

The same happened to Pepsi Caserta, ehich could not win a single game so far. This time they were defeated on the road by Montepaschi 91-87. Worth to mention a great performance of Ksistof Lavrinovic who helped to win the game recording 33 points and 9 rebounds. That victory allowed Montepaschi (3-1) to claimb to second place. They share it with 4 other teams. Another loss means that Pepsi Caserta is still at the bottom of the standings. Montepaschi's next round opponent will be higher ranked NGC Cantu. Pepsi Caserta will play against CS Bologna (#4) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi Siena: K.Lavrinovic 33+9reb+1ast, B.Lester McCalebb 17+4reb+3ast, R.Kaukenas 14+1reb+3ast, M.Rakovic 8+5reb, D.Moss 8+1reb+3ast, S.Stonerook 4+4reb,
Pepsi JuveCaserta: E.Ere 28+8reb+3ast, J.Jones 17+9reb, T.Bowers 14+7reb+3ast, M.Colussi 11+1ast, E.Williams 7, L.Garri 6+4reb,




Lega2 Round 6: Tuscany PT edges Trenkwalder by 2 - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in Lega2, but even now we can clearly see differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The biggest surprise in round 6 was Tuscany PT's (4-2) very close 2-point road victory over 6th ranked Trenkwalder (3-3) 78-76. The biggest contributor to a victory was Joseph Forte with 27 points and 6 rebounds and Jarvis Varnado helped with 18 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Robert Fultz who recorded 17 points and 5 assists. Thanks to that win Tuscany PT moved-up to fourth place. Trenkwalder dropped to sixth place with three games lost. They will share it with 4 other teams. Tuscany PT are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked San Severo (#16) which should be an easy walk for them. Trenkwalder will play against league's new leader Snaidero UD (#1) hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was first ranked Snaidero UD's (6-0) victory over Assigeco (3-3) 70-62. It was a good game for Jason Williams who lead his team to a victory with 17 points and 4 assists. Gerald Lee contributed with 18 points for the winners. Paul Marigney replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds for Assigeco. Snaidero UD maintain first position. Assigeco dropped to sixth place with three games lost. They will share it with 4 other teams. Snaidero UD's next round game will be against Trenkwalder (#10) which should be an easy walk for them. Assigeco will play against Forli (#12) to get back on winning track.
An interesting game was also tenth ranked Scafati Basket's (3-3) easy victory on it's own court against 8th ranked Fastweb CM (3-3) 77-62. Roberto Chiacig scored 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Tommaso Fantoni with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Thanks to that win Scafati Basket moved-up to sixth place which they will share with defeated Fastweb CM. Scafati Basket will meet next round N.Ferrara (#13) which should be an easy walk for them. Fastweb CM will play against Prima Veroli (#14) hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
We should not miss the game of thirteenth ranked N.Ferrara's (2-4) against desperated San Severo (0-6) where guest N.Ferrara, where N.Ferrara won on the road10 points 70-60. Jermaine Boyette notched 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Thanks to that win N.Ferrara moved-up to eleventh place. San Severo still closes the standings with six games lost. N.Ferrara's next round opponent will be higher ranked Scafati Basket (#9) where they do not belong to the favorites. San Severo will play against Tuscany PT (#5) hoping to get finally their first victory.

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Jesi was defeated by Umana Reyer in a road game 72-76. Barcellona beat Aget IM at home 84-73. Immobiliare SR won against Tezenis Verona on the opponent's court 88-81. Prima Veroli managed to outperform Forli in a home game 97-92.
The best stats of 6th round was 31 points by Guido Rosselli of Prima Veroli



San Severo - N.Ferrara 60-70

We should not miss the game of thirteenth ranked N.Ferrara's (2-4) against desperated San Severo (0-6) where guest N.Ferrara, where N.Ferrara won on the road by 10 points 70-60. Jermaine Boyette notched 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Thanks to that win N.Ferrara moved-up to eleventh place. San Severo still closes the standings with six games lost. N.Ferrara's next round opponent will be higher ranked Scafati Basket (#9) where they do not belong to the favorites. San Severo will play against Tuscany PT (#5) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Naturhouse Ferrara: J.Boyette 19+5reb+5ast, K.Ndoja 17+11reb, D.Farabello 10+5reb+3ast, T.Kotti 10+3reb+1ast, D.Cournooh 8+2reb, V.Mazzola 4+3reb,
Mazzeo San Severo: M.McKay 14+6reb+1ast, F.Zanelli 10+1ast, G.Leonavicius 9+2reb+1ast, D.Cutolo 7+6reb+1ast, P.Chiarello 6+2reb, R.Childress 5+1ast,


Umana Reyer - Jesi 76-72

Everything went according to plan in Venezia where 9th ranked Jesi (3-3) was defeated by third ranked Umana Reyer (5-1) in Venezia 76-72. The biggest contributor to a victory was Tamar Slay with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Alvin Young helped with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Andrea Pecile who recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Thanks to that win Umana Reyer moved-up to second place. Jesi dropped to sixth place with three games lost. They will share it with 4 other teams. Umana Reyer are looking forward to the next round to face league's second-placed Immobiliare SR where they do not belong to the favorites. Jesi will play against Barcellona (#4) hoping to prove their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Umana Reyer Venezia: T.Slay 21+8reb+1ast, K.Clark 14+3reb+2ast, A.Young 14+7reb+6ast, S.Bryan 10+4reb, G.Meini 9+1reb+5ast, M.Allegretti 6+5reb,
Aurora Basket Jesi: B.Elder 16+2reb+2ast, A.Pecile 15+5reb+4ast, M.Rossi 12+4reb+1ast, M.Maggioli 11+6reb+3ast, M.Nocedal 8+3reb+1ast, T.Mobley 8+7reb+3ast,


Assigeco - Snaidero UD 62-70

Another exciting game was first ranked Snaidero UD's (6-0) victory over Assigeco (3-3) 70-62. It was a good game for Jason Williams who lead his team to a victory with 17 points and 4 assists. Gerald Lee contributed with 18 points for the winners. Paul Marigney replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds for Assigeco. Snaidero UD maintain first position. Assigeco dropped to sixth place with three games lost. They will share it with 4 other teams. Snaidero UD's next round game will be against Trenkwalder (#10) which should be an easy walk for them. Assigeco will play against Forli (#12) to get back on winning track.
Top scorers:
Snaidero Cucine Udine: G.Lee 18+4reb, J.Williams 17+3reb+4ast, D.Mathis 10+5reb+3ast, C.Cotis Harrison 9+4reb+1ast, L.Dordei 7+1reb, T.Rinaldi 5+5reb,
Assigeco Banca Popolare di Lodi: P.Marigney 17+5reb, D.Banti 13+4reb, M.Szabo 8+8reb+2ast, B.Cerella 8+4reb+1ast, M.Bertolazzi 6+7ast, M.Venuto 5+2reb+1ast,


Barcellona - Aget IM 84-73

Everything went according to plan when 11th ranked Aget IM (2-4) lost to fifth ranked Barcellona (4-2) 84-73. The biggest contributor to a victory was Joseph Crispin with 20 points and 6 assists and Michael Hicks helped with 14 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Trent Whiting who recorded 19 points and 4 assists. Thanks to that win Barcellona moved-up to fourth place. Aget IM dropped to eleventh place with four games lost. They will share it with Forli, N.Ferrara and Prima Veroli. Barcellona are looking forward to the next round to face Jesi (#8). Aget IM will play against Tezenis Verona hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Sigma Barcellona: J.Crispin 20+6ast, R.Bucci 17+2reb+2ast, M.Hicks 14+6reb+2ast, M.Mocavero 11+2reb, K.Achara 11+7reb, M.Da Ros 5+7reb+1ast,
Aget Imola: T.Whiting 19+3reb+4ast, P.Prato 17+5reb, N.Ebi 12+9reb+1ast, M.Ringstrom 9+2reb, F.Masoni 8+3reb, D.Bruttini 3,


Trenkwalder - Tuscany PT 76-78

The biggest surprise in round 6 was Tuscany PT's (4-2) very close 2-point road victory over 6th ranked Trenkwalder (3-3) 78-76. The biggest contributor to a victory was Joseph Forte with 27 points and 6 rebounds and Jarvis Varnado helped with 18 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Robert Fultz who recorded 17 points and 5 assists. Thanks to that win Tuscany PT moved-up to fourth place. Trenkwalder dropped to sixth place with three games lost. They will share it with 4 other teams. Tuscany PT are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked San Severo (#16) which should be an easy walk for them. Trenkwalder will play against league's new leader Snaidero UD (#1) hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Tuscany Pistoia: J.Forte 27+6reb+1ast, J.Varnado 18+10reb+3ast, F.Toppo 14+4reb, S.Berti 8+1reb+1ast, J.Porzingis 6+5reb, A.Filloy 3+9reb+3ast,
Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia: R.Beck 20+2reb, R.Fultz 17+3reb+5ast, R.Valenti 10+7reb, J.Smith 7+4reb+4ast, A.Frosini 7+3reb, M.Frassineti 5,


Scafati Basket - Fastweb CM 77-62

An interesting game was also tenth ranked Scafati Basket's (3-3) easy victory on it's own court against 8th ranked Fastweb CM (3-3) 77-62. Roberto Chiacig scored 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Tommaso Fantoni with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Thanks to that win Scafati Basket moved-up to sixth place which they will share with defeated Fastweb CM. Scafati Basket will meet next round N.Ferrara (#13) which should be an easy walk for them. Fastweb CM will play against Prima Veroli (#14) hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
Top scorers:
Sunrise Scafati Basket: R.Chiacig 21+6reb, J.Hunter 17+2reb, M.Levin 13+4reb+5ast, R.Davis 11+5reb+3ast, P.Baldassarre 9+7reb+1ast, M.Casini 3+3reb+2ast,
Fastweb Junior Casale Monferrato: T.Fantoni 17+7reb+2ast, S.Pierich 10+2reb, R.Hickman 10+1reb+3ast, D.Taylor 9+4reb+4ast, O.Nnamaka 6+2reb+1ast, D.Chiotti 4+3reb,


Tezenis Verona - Immobiliare SR 81-88

Everything went according to plan when 15th ranked Tezenis Verona (1-5) was defeated by second ranked Immobiliare SR (5-1) 88-81. The biggest contributor to a victory was Quadre Lollis with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Demian Filloy helped with 17 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was A.J. Abrams who recorded 25 points. Immobiliare SR maintain second position having just two points less than leader Snaidero UD. Tezenis Verona dropped to fifteenth place with five games lost. Immobiliare SR are looking forward to the next round to face Umana Reyer (#3). Tezenis Verona will play against Aget IM (#11) hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Immobiliare Spiga Rimini: D.Filloy 17+6reb+1ast, Q.Lollis 17+12reb+2ast, G.Gurini 17+1reb, D.Vukcevic 14+1reb+1ast, T.Roderick 12+8reb+2ast, G.Tomassini 7+3reb,
Tezenis Verona: A.Abrams 25+4reb+3ast, F.Bellina 10+7reb+1ast, A.Renzi 10+4reb, G.Mariani 8+2reb+2ast, R.Rombaldoni 8+4reb+2ast, J.Trepagnier 7+2reb+1ast,


Prima Veroli - Forli 97-92

There was an upset when 12th ranked Forli (2-4) lost to fourteenth ranked Prima Veroli (2-4) 97-92. The biggest contributor to a victory was Guido Rosselli with 31 points and Ivan Gatto helped with 21 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Francesco Foiera who recorded 23 points and 7 rebounds. Thanks to that win Prima Veroli moved-up to eleventh place which they will share with defeated Forli. Prima Veroli are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked Fastweb CM (#7) where they do not belong to the favorites. Forli will play against Assigeco (#6) hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Prima Veroli: G.Rosselli 31+4reb+3ast, I.Gatto 21+8reb, J.Jackson 16+4reb+4ast, D.Brkic 11+4reb+2ast, A.Iannone 6+1reb, A.Kavaliauskas 6+5reb,
MarcoPoloShop.it Forli: L.Gordon 23+2reb+1ast, F.Foiera 23+7reb+1ast, R.Wittman 19+1reb+3ast, A.Ranuzzi 10+3reb+2ast, M.Poletti 8, A.Forray 4+3reb+7ast,




Scafati beats Casale with a 77-62 home victory - by Michele Berra
The start of Casale was good, but already the 3 'end of the first quarter of the team coach Griccioli imposes its way to play, or rather, Casale is not fielding its proverbial fighting spirit on both sides of the field. If we add the fact that Americans are once again far removed from the game then the 77-62 is easily explained. What is worrying is the lack of a player who is a constant reference point for the attack, when the team is in trouble no one deviates from the group and can give certainty. Hickman was unable to find its own solutions, while Taylor was not able to read the game too often when the team seemed to be recovering former Wizards lost balls or run forced shots on offense. In the 40 'game shines the former Levin, MVP of the evening.

SUNRISE SCAFATI: Levin 13, Casini 3, Amoni, Portannese, Hunter 17, Baldassarre 9, Fattori 3, Davis 11, Chiacig 21, Avanzini.





FASTWEB CASALE: Malaventura 2, Gentile, Hickman 10, Nnamaka 6, Pierich 10, Masciadri, Taylor 9, Chiotti 4, Fantoni 17, Ferrero 4.




*****************************************************
  JAPAN   


JBL Round 16: #1 Aishin is defeated by Panasonic - by Eurobasket News
The most shocking disappointment of round 16 was defeat of one of league's best teams Aishin. They lost on the road to third ranked Panasonic 71-79. Worth to mention a great performance of Ace Custis who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds and Hiroyuki Kinoshita who added 19 points and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Kosuke Takeuchi with 12 points and 10 rebounds. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Despite the victory Panasonic (9-7) stays at third position having just four points less than leader Aishin. This loss did not change Aishin's (11-5) top position in the standings as they recorded their fifth loss. They share it with Toyota. Aishin will play next round against Hokkaido trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Panasonic will try to continue on it's current victory against second ranked Toyota.

In the last two games of round 16 Mitsubishi lost to Toshiba on the opponent's court 74-81. Tochigi Brex managed to outperform Hitachi S. in a home game 89-79.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points and 18 rebounds by Charles O'Bannon of Toshiba Brave Thunders.


Toshiba - Mitsubishi 81-74

Everything went according to plan when 6th ranked Mitsubishi (6-10) was defeated by fourth ranked Toshiba (9-7) 81-74. Worth to mention a great performance of Charles O'Bannon who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 18 rebounds and Cory Violette who added 15 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Ron Hale with 19 points and 9 rebounds. That victory allowed Toshiba (9-7) to claimb to third place. They share it with Panasonic. Mitsubishi (6-10) on the other side went down to seventh place as they recorded their tenth loss. Toshiba are looking forward to the next round to face Hitachi S. (#5). Mitsubishi will play against Tochigi Brex hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Toshiba Brave Thunders: C.O'Bannon 24+18reb, C.Violette 15+8reb+1ast, Y.Miyanga 12+3reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 10+5reb+2ast, K.Sato 5+2reb+1ast, Y.Kuwahara 5+2reb,
Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins: R.Hale 19+9reb+1ast, O.Lett 15+4reb+1ast, W.Brown-Matsushima 15+6reb+1ast, K.Igarashi 10+2reb+1ast, Y.Ueta 6+5reb, J.Uzawa 5+1reb,


Toyota - Hokkaido 83-70

Toyota overcame Hokkaido 83:70 as T.Ito stepped up with 21 points and Ricci aded 14 points and 10 rebounds. T.Shonaka ended up with 12 points and Takahashi as well as Gibbs had 11 points each. Sakurai answered with 19 points in defeat and Orimo as well as Yamada posted 14 apiece.

Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: T.Ito 21+2ast, P.Ricci 14+10reb+1ast, T.Shonaka 12+2reb+1ast, M.Takahashi 11+9reb, J.Gibbs 11+6reb, T.Kumagai 6+2reb,
Rera Kamuy Hokkaido: R.Sakurai 19+3reb+4ast, T.Orimo 14+2reb+2ast, D.Yamada 14+4reb+4ast, C.Maraker 13+9reb, C.Ayer 7+3reb, D.Noguchi 3,


Tochigi Brex - Hitachi S. 89-79

There was an upset when 5th ranked Hitachi S. (7-9) lost to seventh ranked Tochigi Brex (7-9) 89-79. Worth to mention a great performance of Takuya Kawamura who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 10 assists and Scott Merritt who added 22 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Daisuke Kobayashi with 26 points. Hitachi S. added third loss to their record. That victory allowed Tochigi Brex (7-9) to claimb to fifth place. They share it with defeatedHitachi S.. Tochigi Brex are looking forward to the next round to face Mitsubishi (#7). Hitachi S. will play against Toshiba hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Link Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 22+2reb+10ast, S.Merritt 22+9reb+2ast, Y.Tabuse 12+4reb+1ast, H.Omiya 11+2reb, S.Ito 10+5reb, K.Takeda 4+1reb,
Hitachi Sunrockers: D.Kobayashi 26+1reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 13+12reb+1ast, A.Aboya 13+5reb+1ast, T.Smith 12+5reb, F.Nishimura 8+2reb+3ast, T.Nakahama 5,


Aishin - Panasonic 71-79

The most shocking disappointment of round 16 was defeat of one of league's best teamsAishin. They lost on the road to third ranked Panasonic 71-79. Worth to mention a great performance of Ace Custis who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds and Hiroyuki Kinoshita who added 19 points and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Kosuke Takeuchi with 12 points and 10 rebounds. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Despite the victory Panasonic (9-7) stays at third position having just four points less than leader Aishin. This loss did not change Aishin's (11-5) top position in the standings as they recorded their fifth lossThey share it with Toyota. Aishin will play next round against Hokkaido trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Panasonic will try to continue on it's current victory against second ranked Toyota.
Top scorers:
Panasonic Trians: A.Custis 22+9reb, H.Kinoshita 19+2reb+6ast, K.Hirose 10+6reb+3ast, J.Honeycutt 9+5reb+1ast, F.Aono 8+6reb+1ast, T.Nakatsuka 6+5reb,
Aishin Sea Horses: T.Furukawa 18+4reb, R.Forehan-Kelly 12+8reb+1ast, K.Takeuchi 12+10reb+3ast, J.Sakuragi 11+6reb+4ast, S.Kashiwagi 10+8reb+6ast, S.Asayama 8,





Forehan-Kelly's 17 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
30-year old swingman Ryan Forehan-Kelly (197-F/G-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Aishin Sea Horses and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had the game-high 17 points adding three rebounds and three assists for Aishin in his team's victory, helping them to beat Panasonic (#3, 8-7) 73-66. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Aishin to consolidate first place in the Japanese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Aishin has a very solid 11-4 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Forehan-Kelly turned to be Aishin's top player in his first season with the team. Ryan Forehan-Kelly averages this season 17.5ppg and 5.5rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Charles O'Bannon (198-F-75) of Toshiba Brave Thunders. He is American forward in his first season at Toshiba. In the last game O'Bannon recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Toshiba lost that game 77-87 to slightly lower-ranked Mitsubishi (#6, 6-9). Toshiba managed to keep the same 4th spot in the standings. His team's 8-7 record is not bad at all. O'Bannon is a newcomer at Toshiba and quickly became the team's new leader.

Third place about best performers goes to another Aishin Sea Horses' star - Kosuke Takeuchi (205-C/F-85). Takeuchi scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of Aishin, helping his team with a 73-66 win against #3 ranked Panasonic in a game of the week. Aishin confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 4 lost games. Takeuchi has a great season in Japan. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.5ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 11.4rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 53.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kei Igarashi (180-G-80) of Mitsubishi - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Ron Hale (203-F-77) of Mitsubishi - 11 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Philip Ricci (202-F-80) of Toyota - 15 points and 8 rebounds
7. Cory Violette (203-C/F-82) of Toshiba - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ken Tanaka (188-F-81) of Tochigi Brex - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) of Panasonic - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-G-81) of Aishin - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists


BJ League Round 7: Hamamatsu P. defeats Niigata Albirex in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
After 7 rounds played we can already see who rules in the BJ League and who belongs to weaker ones. The most interesting game of round 7 was a very close only one-point home defeat of 3rd placed Niigata Albirex to first ranked Hamamatsu P. 70-71. It was a great evening for Jeffrey Parmer who lead his team to a victory with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Wayne Arnold delivered 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Julius Ashby responded with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Hamamatsu P. (6-1) stays at first position. Niigata Albirex (3-2) on the other side went down to third place as they recorded their second loss. Hamamatsu P. are looking forward to the next round to face Niigata Albirex (#3).

Very significant was Saitama Bron.'s (#6) just 1-point home victory against Tokyo Apache 79-78. It was an exceptional evening for Gordon Klaiber who lead the winners with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Kenny Satterfield who stepped in adding 7 points and 13 assists. Junpei Nakama come up with 19 points for Tokyo Apache in defeat. They added third loss to their record. That victory allowed Saitama Broncos (2-5) to climb to fifth place. They share it with Akita and Miyazaki. Tokyo Apache (1-4) on the other side went down to seventh place. Saitama Bron.'s next round game will be against Tokyo Apache (#7).

Quite impressive was Fukuoka Rizing's (#10) road defeat in a game versus Takamatsu FA 102-105. Rasheed Sparks fired 26 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Michael Parker produced 26 points and 19 rebounds for lost side. That victory allowed Takamatsu FA (3-4) to claimb to fourth place. They share it with 4 other teams. Fukuoka Rizing (4-3) on the other side went down to ninth place as they recorded their third loss. Takamatsu FA will meet next round Fukuoka Rizing (#9) which should be theoretically an easy game.

Okinawa GK (#14) crushed in an easy home game 13th ranked Oita H.Devils with 17-point difference (biggest in this round) 93-76. Worth to mention a great performance of Abdullahi Kuso who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds. That victory allowed Okinawa GK (3-4) to claimb to fourth place. They share it with 4 other teams including Oita H.Devils.
There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7: Kyoto Hannaryz lost to Osaka Evessa on the opponent's court 83-96. Shimane managed to outperform Miyazaki in a home game 88-78. Toyama Grouses managed to beat Akita on the road 79-66. Shiga Lakestars was defeated by Sendai 89ers at it's own court 76-82.


Osaka Evessa - Kyoto Hannaryz 96-83

Everything went according to plan when 11th ranked Kyoto Hannaryz (3-4) was defeated by eighth ranked Osaka Evessa (6-1) 96-83. It was a great evening for Lynn Washington who lead his team to a victory with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and William Knight delivered 23 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Wendell White responded with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Kyoto Hannaryz added third loss to their record. That victory allowed Osaka Evessa (6-1) to take over a leadership position. They share it with Hamamatsu P.. Kyoto Hannaryz (3-4) on the other side went down to fourth place. Osaka Evessa are looking forward to the next round to face Kyoto Hannaryz (#12) which should be an easy walk for them.

Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: L.Washington 23+13reb+4ast, W.Knight 23+7reb+7ast, H.Takada 16+1reb+2ast, S.Konno 14+1reb+3ast, L.Blackledge 12+4reb, W.Marshall 4+3reb,
Kyoto Hannaryz: W.White 23+14reb+7ast, R.Warren 16+5reb+2ast, T.Murakami 12+2reb+3ast, M.Abdul-Rauf 10+2reb+1ast, M.Fey 10+5reb, N.Nakamura 7+3reb+2ast,


Takamatsu FA - Fukuoka Rizing 105-102

Quite impressive was Fukuoka Rizing's (#10) road defeat in a game versus fifteenth ranked Takamatsu FA 102-105. Rasheed Sparks fired 26 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Michael Parker produced 26 points and 19 rebounds for lost side. That victory allowed Takamatsu FA (3-4) to claimb to fourth place. They share it with 4 other teams. Fukuoka Rizing (4-3) on the other side went down to ninth place as they recorded their third loss. Takamatsu FA will meet next round Fukuoka Rizing (#9) which should be theoretically an easy game. Fukuoka Top scorers:
Takamatsu Five Arrows: R.Sparks 26+13reb+7ast, S.Takada 20+2reb, S.Takeda 19+3reb+2ast, H.Kikuchi 12+3reb, T.Farley 10+7reb+1ast, M.Kita 10+1reb+2ast,
Fukuoka Rizing: N.Murry 26+1reb+5ast, M.Parker 26+19reb+3ast, T.Cordeiro 16+15reb+6ast, A.Takeno 14+1reb+6ast, M.Kano 7+4reb+2ast, J.Nakanishi 7+2reb+1ast,


Shimane - Miyazaki 88-78

Everything went according to plan when 16th ranked Miyazaki (2-5) lost to twelfth ranked Shimane (4-3) 88-78. It was a great evening for Takumi Ishizaki who lead his team to a victory with 28 points and 4 assists and Jeral Davis delivered 14 points and 7 rebounds. Brandon Cole responded with 19 points and 10 rebounds. That victory allowed Shimane (4-3) to claimb to ninth place. They share it with Shiga Lakestars and Fukuoka Rizing. Miyazaki (2-5) on the other side went down to fifth place as they recorded their fifth loss. Shimane are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Miyazaki (#16) which should be an easy walk for them.

Top scorers:
Shimane Susanoo Magic: T.Ishizaki 28+4reb+4ast, J.Davis 14+7reb+1ast, R.Golson 9+9reb+3ast, T.Evans 8+3reb+4ast, K.Yamabuchi 7+1reb+5ast, T.Yokoo 7+2reb+1ast,
Miyazaki Shining Suns: B.Cole 19+10reb+2ast, J.Manuel 17+8reb+2ast, E.Palmer 15+9reb+3ast, T.Shimizu 12+5reb+2ast, O.Shinnosuke 6+1ast, H.Fujita 5+1reb,


Okinawa GK - Oita H.Devils 93-76

Okinawa GK (#14) crushed in an easy home game 13th ranked Oita H.Devils with 17-point difference (biggest in this round) 93-76. Worth to mention a great performance of Abdullahi Kuso who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds. That victory allowed Okinawa GK (3-4) to claimb to fourth place. They share it with 4 other teams including Oita H.Devils. Okinawa GK's next round opponent will be Oita H.Devils (#13) which should be an easy walk for them.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa: S.Kinjo 20+1reb+2ast, A.Kuso 18+8reb+3ast, C.Dixon 16+7reb+3ast, A.McHenry 12+5reb+2ast, N.Kosuge 9+1reb, J.Newton 8+11reb+1ast,
Oita Heat Devils: D.Johnson 21+4reb+3ast, R.Howell 19+7reb+1ast, T.Finger 17+9reb+1ast, M.Lottich 8+1reb+1ast, K.Sato 6+2reb+1ast, T.Aoki 3+2reb,


Akita - Toyama Grouses 66-79

There was an upset when 4th placed Akita (2-5) was defeated by fifth ranked Toyama Grouses (3-4) 79-66. It was a great evening for John Davis who lead his team to a victory with 18 points and 13 rebounds and Brian Harper delivered 13 points and 11 rebounds. Sek Henry responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds. That victory allowed Toyama Grouses (3-4) to claimb to fourth place. They share it with 4 other teams. Akita (2-5) on the other side went down to fifth place as they recorded their fifth loss. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Akita will play against Toyama Grouses (#4) hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: J.Davis 18+13reb+2ast, T.Mito 18+3reb+4ast, B.Harper 13+11reb+2ast, M.Kyle 10+10reb+2ast, M.Azuma 8+1reb+1ast, J.Smith 7+6reb+1ast,
Akita Northern Happinets: S.Henry 20+8reb+1ast, P.Butorac 12+7reb, A.Coleman 11+2reb, M.Sawaguchi 7+4reb+4ast, K.Shoji 6+3reb+4ast, A.Burks 5+4reb+1ast,


Saitama Bron. - Tokyo Apache 79-78

Very significant was Saitama Bron.'s (#6) just 1-point home victory against Tokyo Apache 79-78. It was an exceptional evening for Gordon Klaiber who lead the winners with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Kenny Satterfield who stepped in adding 7 points and 13 assists. Junpei Nakama come up with 19 points for Tokyo Apache in defeat. They added third loss to their record. That victory allowed Saitama Bron. (2-5) to claimb to fifth place. They share it with Akita and Miyazaki. Tokyo Apache (1-4) on the other side went down to seventh place. Saitama Bron.'s next round game will be against Tokyo Apache (#7).

Top scorers:
Saitama Broncos: G.Klaiber 19+6reb+4ast, K.Hatano 16+6reb+1ast, B.Brown 12+7reb, B.Nash 11+1reb+2ast, D.Terashita 9+7reb+1ast, K.Satterfield 7+4reb+13ast,
Tokyo Apache: J.Nakama 19+4reb+1ast, J.Tyler 15+7reb, B.Eaton 11+4reb+6ast, K.Dartez 10+1reb, M.Chappell 8+7reb+2ast, T.Goya 5+4reb,


Hamamatsu P. - Niigata Albirex 71-70

The most interesting game of round 7 was a very close only one-point home defeat of 3rd placed Niigata Albirex to first ranked Hamamatsu P. 70-71. It was a great evening for Jeffrey Parmer who lead his team to a victory with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Wayne Arnold delivered 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Julius Ashby responded with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Hamamatsu P. (6-1) stays at first position. Niigata Albirex (3-2) on the other side went down to third place as they recorded their second loss. Hamamatsu P. are looking forward to the next round to face Niigata Albirex (#3).

Top scorers:
Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix: J.Parmer 14+12reb, W.Arnold 12+6reb+4ast, K.Tomori 12+2reb, J.Dixon 8+3reb+3ast, R.Nixon 7+4reb, S.Okada 6+2reb+1ast,
Niigata Albirex: J.Ashby 18+12reb+2ast, Z.Andrews 14+7reb, W.Veasley 10+3reb, N.Takushi 10+1reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 9+1reb+1ast, H.Kondo 5+1reb+2ast,


Shiga Lakestars - Sendai 89ers 76-82

Everything went according to plan when 9th ranked Shiga Lakestars (4-3) lost to second ranked Sendai 89ers (5-2) 82-76. It was a great evening for Michael Bell who lead his team to a victory with 14 points and 15 rebounds and Mac Hopson delivered 23 points and 4 assists. Mikey Marshall responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the victory Sendai 89ers (5-2) stays at second position having just two points less than leader Hamamatsu P.. Shiga Lakestars (4-3) on the other side went down to ninth place as they recorded their third loss. Sendai 89ers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.

Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: M.Hopson 23+2reb+4ast, M.Bell 14+15reb+2ast, K.Takahashi 12+3reb+2ast, C.Holm 10+14reb+3ast, L.Hechon 9+1reb+2ast, D.Takaoka 6+1ast,
Shiga Lakestars: M.Marshall 22+7reb+3ast, M.Joho 16+3reb+1ast, L.Rice 14+7reb+1ast, G.Hamilton 12+12reb+1ast, S.Ogawa 7+1reb+4ast, Y.Okada 3+1reb+1ast,





Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 11-5 
 2. Toyota 11-5 
 3. Panasonic 9-7 
 4. Toshiba 9-7 
 5. Hitachi S. 7-9 
 6. Tochigi Brex 7-9 
 7. Mitsubishi 6-10 
 8. Hokkaido 4-12 


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


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Hiroyuki KINOSHITA
  Panasonic
  (178-G-80)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Kinoshita, Panasonic17.3 
 2. Forehan-K., Aishin17.1 
 3. Kawamura, Tochigi .17.0 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin16.7 
 5. Orimo, Hokkaido16.5 
 6. Takeuchi, Aishin16.2 
 7. Hale, Mitsubishi15.1 
 8. Lett, Mitsubishi13.9 
 9. Merritt, Tochigi Brex13.7 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.13.5 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin11.3 
 3. Gibbs, Toyota8.7 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin8.3 
 5. Custis, Panasonic7.7 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi7.6 
 7. Maraker, Hokkaido7.3 
 8. Honeycutt, Panas.7.3 
 9. Violette, Toshiba7.0 
 10. O''Bannon, Toshiba6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Hiroyuki KINOSHITA
  Panasonic
  (178-G-80)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.1 
 2. Igarashi, Mitsubishi4.0 
 3. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.0 
 4. Kawamura, Tochigi .3.7 
 5. Kashiwakura, Hokka.3.7 
 6. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.6 
 7. Nishimura, Hitachi S.3.5 
 8. Sakuragi, Aishin3.4 
 9. Yamada, Hokkaido3.3 
 10. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.1 
 2. Hirose, Panasonic1.8 
 3. Forehan-K., Aishin1.5 
 4. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.4 
 5. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.3 
 6. Tabuse, Tochigi .1.2 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin1.1 
 8. Kikuchi, Toshiba1.1 
 9. Gibbs, Toyota1.1 
 10. Custis, Panasonic1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Philip RICCI
  Toyota
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Ricci, Toyota1.3 
 2. Lett, Mitsubishi1.2 
 3. Takeuchi, Aishin1.1 
 4. Aono, Panasonic1.1 
 5. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.0 
 6. Takahashi, Toyota0.7 
 7. Yamada, Hokkaido0.7 
 8. Hale, Mitsubishi0.6 
 9. Hirose, Panasonic0.6 
 10. Forehan-K., Aishin0.6 


*****************************************************
  LATVIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja21.0 
 2. Veselovs, Valmiera19.3 
 3. Laksa, VEF Riga jrs18.0 
 4. Wilson, Zemgale18.0 
 5. Cipruss, Valmiera15.6 
 6. Mitchell, Liepaja15.4 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale15.4 
 8. Bertans, VEF R.15.3 
 9. Berzins, VEF R.15.0 
 10. Anderson, Ventspils14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Valmiera
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Cipruss, Valmiera10.4 
 2. Mednis, Turiba8.3 
 3. Stimac, Ventspils8.3 
 4. Wilson, Zemgale8.2 
 5. Berzins, VEF R.8.0 
 6. Veselovs, Valmiera7.3 
 7. Grafs, VEF Riga jrs6.7 
 8. Aleksejevs, Liepaja6.4 
 9. Nelyubov, VEF R.6.2 
 10. Selakovs, VEF R.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dairis BERTANS
  VEF Riga
  (192-G/F-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bertans, VEF R.6.0 
 2. Gailitis, VEF R.5.4 
 3. Piternieks, LU5.0 
 4. Jurevicus, Liepaja4.8 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.4 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.3 
 7. Mason, Ventspils4.3 
 8. Sirsnins, Barons4.0 
 9. Feldmanis, Barons3.6 
 10. Jahovics, VEF R.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja2.6 
 2. Mednis, Turiba2.3 
 3. Bertans, VEF R.2.3 
 4. Gailitis, VEF R.2.2 
 5. Mitchell, Liepaja2.2 
 6. Feldmanis, Barons2.2 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.2 
 8. Bedritis, Valmiera2.0 
 9. Jahovics, VEF R.1.8 
 10. Motivans, Turiba1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Berzins, VEF R.4.0 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale2.1 
 3. Cipruss, Valmiera1.6 
 4. Beard, Liepaja1.3 
 5. Piternieks, LU1.0 
 6. Bertans, Barons1.0 
 7. Selakovs, VEF R.1.0 
 8. Mednis, Turiba1.0 
 9. Jurevicus, Liepaja0.8 
 10. Berzins, Ventspils0.7 


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


*****************************************************
  LIBERIA   


Champions Club Zone-3: Pillars, Hoopers book final round ticket - by Olusegun Ikuesan
It was double honour for Nigerian sides, Kano Pillars and Rpyal Hoopers basketball clubs at the Zone-3 qualifying round of Africa biggest club competition, FIBA Aafrica Champions Club for Men in Monrovia, Liberia as they both snatched the two tickets at stake for clubs in the Zone-3.

Kano Pillars who successfully defended the FIBA Africa Zone-3 title it won last year in Benin Republic defeated Cote dIvoire league champion, Abidjan Basket Club (ABC) by 65-42 points in the last day of the qualifiers on Sunday at the gymnasium of the SKD Sports Complex to maintain its hundred percent record becoming the only team that did not drop a point in the week-long qualifiers.

Shaking off its 87-70 points lose to Pillars on Match Day-4, Royal Hoopers basketball club humbled Togo league champion, Swallows basketball club by 74-29 points in a game that kept the fans cheering all the way.

Hoopers who finished second behind Pillars with four wins and one lose began the final day game against Swallows with a 23-13 points win in the first quarter, as if looking to set record in its first continental outing the Hoopers side coached by the trio of Coaches Ogoh Odaudu, Johnson Orupabo and Lami Johnson stopped Swallows from registering a double digit in the last three quarters winning by 21-04, 20-03 and 10-09 points for a final score-line of 74-29 points.

NPA Pythons basketball club avenged its Liberia domestic league title lose to UHURU Kings basketball club in a local derby.

After losing the first quarter by 11-18 points the Pythons dominated the game from the second quarter all through the buzzer winning the second, third and last quarters by 10-08, 21-10 and 10-09 points to win the game by 52-45 points.


All the results.

Day-1:
UHURU Kings 55-66 Royal Hoopers
NPA Pythons 53-85 Kano Pillars
ABC 60-41 Swallows

Day-2:
NPA Pythons 61-73 Royal Hoopers
Kano Pillars 64-50 Swallows
UHURU Kings 49-59 ABC

Day-3:
Royal Hoopers 60-44 ABC
Swallows 60-58 NPA Pythons
Kano Pillars 67-42 UHURU Kings

Day-4:
Royal Hoopers 70-87 Kano Pillars
NPA Pythons 45-53 ABC
Swallows 44-56 UHURU Kings

Day-5:
ABC 42-65 Kano Pillars
Swallows 29-74 Royal Hoopers
UHURU Kings 45-52 NPA Pythons




*****************************************************
  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


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


*****************************************************
  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Kieza, Juventus22.8 
 2. Janavicius, Siauliai21.0 
 3. Volkus, Techasas19.5 
 4. Bajramovic, Lietuv.18.3 
 5. Dilys, Naglis-Adakris17.4 
 6. Alijevas, Nevezis16.8 
 7. Gvezdauskas, Siauliai16.3 
 8. Sirvydis, Sakalai16.0 
 9. Dimsa, Nevezis15.0 
 10. Vasylius, Neptunas15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Kieza, Juventus14.8 
 2. Sarakauskas, Siauliai11.3 
 3. Silinskis, Techasas10.5 
 4. Valukonis, Techasas9.8 
 5. Dimsa, Nevezis9.0 
 6. Valeika, Alytus Alita8.5 
 7. Janisius, Sakalai8.3 
 8. Vasylius, Neptunas8.0 
 9. Valanciunas, Lietuv.7.8 
 10. Klimavicius, Zalgiris7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Lietuvos Rytas
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. El-Amin, Lietuvos.6.5 
 2. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.7 
 3. Collins, Zalgiris5.7 
 4. Juskevicius, Rudupis5.4 
 5. Lowe, Naglis-Adakris5.0 
 6. Alijevas, Nevezis4.8 
 7. Dainys, Rudupis4.8 
 8. Gvezdauskas, Siauliai4.5 
 9. Janavicius, Siauliai4.5 
 10. Ezerskis, Techasas4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marius VALUKONIS
  Techasas
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Valukonis, Techasas3.0 
 2. Juskevicius, Rudupis2.8 
 3. Viskontas, Perlas2.6 
 4. Rinkevicius, Techasas2.6 
 5. Janavicius, Siauliai2.5 
 6. Newley, Lietuvos.2.5 
 7. Lipkevicius, Rudupis2.2 
 8. Alijevas, Nevezis2.2 
 9. Razutis, Naglis-A.2.1 
 10. Sirvydis, Sakalai1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Darius SILINSKIS
  Techasas
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Silinskis, Techasas4.0 
 2. Cresnar, Nevezis2.4 
 3. Begic, Zalgiris2.4 
 4. Valanciunas, Lietuv.2.2 
 5. Galdikas, Neptunas1.5 
 6. Jucikas, Siauliai1.5 
 7. Petrukonis, Perlas1.2 
 8. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.1 
 9. Gumenyuk, Siauliai1.0 
 10. Newley, Lietuvos.1.0 


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


LKL Round 7: Juventus beats Techasas by 3 after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
LKL round 7 closest game was a victory of Juventus (#4) over 9th ranked Techasas. They managed to get just 3-point win 65-62 slightly avoiding a big embarassment. Worth to mention a great performance of Aurimas Kieza who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 20 rebounds. Marius Pociukonis contributed with 13 points for the winners. Marius Valukonis answered with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Techasas. Juventus (4-2) did not change their fourth position in the standings. Techasas dropped to the eighth place with 2-3 record. They have the same record like Nevezis. Juventus are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked Rudupis (#3) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Techasas will play against Kaunas hoping to prove their supporters that this time they can win.
Another interesting game was between Zalgiris (7-0) which hosted Perlas (0-5). First ranked Zalgiris crushed visitors104-63. It was a great evening for Mantas Kalnietis who lead his team to a victory with 13 points and 9 assists and Tadas Klimavicius delivered 10 points and 10 rebounds. Eimantas Bendzius responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Perlas added fifth loss to their record. Zalgiris of course still keeps top position in the standings. Perlas still at the very bottom. Zalgiris will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Perlas will play against Nevezis (#) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Important to mention another loss for outsider Alytus Alita, who are unable to win a single game so far. This time they lost in a game versus sixth ranked Naglis-Adakris 71-97 in Palanga. It was an exceptional evening for Laurynas Mikalauskas who lead the winners with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Saulius Kazevicius come up with 27 points and 6 rebounds for Alytus Alita in defeat. They added sixth loss to their record. Despite that victory Naglis-Adakris went down to seventh position due to points difference. Alytus Alita still at the very bottom with 0-6 record. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Other games in round 7 were not that significant. Lietuvos Rytas smashed Aiscai Kaunas on the road 100-62. Rudupis won against Neptunas at it's own court 71-59. Sakalai was outscored by Siauliai in a road game 73-100.



Aiscai Kaunas - Lietuvos Rytas 62-100

There was no surprise when second ranked Lietuvos Rytas (5-0) crushed 5th ranked Aiscai Kaunas (3-3) 100-62. Worth to mention a great performance of Arturas Jomantas who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Khalid El-Amin contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. Rokas Uzas answered with 14 points for Aiscai Kaunas. They added third loss to their record. Lietuvos Rytas (5-0) did not change their second position in the standings. Aiscai Kaunas dropped to the sixth place with 3-3 record. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: M.Gecevicius 15+1reb+3ast, K.Bajramovic 14+2reb, K.El-Amin 14+1reb+8ast, A.Jomantas 13+8reb+6ast, J.Valanciunas 9+7reb+1ast, S.Babrauskas 8+2reb,
Aisciai Kaunas: R.Uzas 14+4reb+2ast, V.Jasikevicius 11+2ast, P.Cukinas 10+4reb+2ast, R.Jakstas 6+6reb, A.Drungilas 5+6reb, T.Barstys 5,


Rudupis - Neptunas 71-59

Everything went according to plan in Prienai where 10th ranked Neptunas (2-4) lost to third ranked Rudupis (4-1) in Prienai 71-59. Worth to mention a great performance of Giedrius Jankauskas who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. Gediminas Orelikas contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Valdas Vasylius answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Neptunas. Rudupis (4-1) did not change their third position in the standings. Neptunas dropped to the tenth place with 2-4 record. Rudupis are looking forward to the next round to face Juventus (#4). Neptunas will play against Sakalai (#11) hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Rudupis Prienu: G.Jankauskas 16+9reb+1ast, E.Zelionis 13+5reb+2ast, V.Lipkevicius 12+6reb, G.Orelikas 12+8reb+2ast, P.Parachomikas 8+1reb, A.Juskevicius 5+4reb+7ast,
Neptunas Klaipeda: V.Vasylius 16+8reb, M.Mazeika 13+6reb+4ast, R.Bitinas 10+2reb, T.Vilkius 6+1reb+1ast, J.Zurna 4+4reb, S.Galdikas 4+5reb,


Naglis-Adakris - Alytus Alita 97-71

Important to mention another loss for outsider Alytus Alita, who are unable to win a single game so far. This time they lost in a game versus sixth ranked Naglis-Adakris 71-97 in Palanga. It was an exceptional evening for Laurynas Mikalauskas who lead the winners with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Saulius Kazevicius come up with 27 points and 6 rebounds for Alytus Alita in defeat. They added sixth loss to their record. Despite that victory Naglis-Adakris went down to seventh position due to points difference. Alytus Alita still at the very bottom with 0-6 record. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Naglis-Adakris Palangos: L.Mikalauskas 20+7reb+4ast, V.Dilys 17+9reb+4ast, M.Reminas 13+4reb, C.Lowe 11+3reb+4ast, M.Kalvelis 8+7reb+1ast, R.Danys 8+4reb+2ast,
Alytus Alita: S.Kazevicius 27+6reb+2ast, P.Kleiza 10+5reb+2ast, A.Birgelis 8+4reb, V.Luksa 7+1reb, S.Dumbliauskas 7+4reb, R.Adomavicius 5+7reb+2ast,


Juventus - Techasas 65-62

LKL round 7 closest game was a victory of Juventus (#4) over 9th ranked Techasas. They managed to get just 3-point win 65-62 slightly avoiding a big embarassment. Worth to mention a great performance of Aurimas Kieza who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 20 rebounds. Marius Pociukonis contributed with 13 points for the winners. Marius Valukonis answered with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Techasas. Juventus (4-2) did not change their fourth position in the standings. Techasas dropped to the eighth place with 2-3 record. They have the same record like Nevezis. Juventus are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked Rudupis (#3) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Techasas will play against Kaunas (#) hoping to prove their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Juventus-LKSK Utenos: A.Kieza 24+20reb+3ast, M.Pociukonis 13+4reb+2ast, J.Ramanauskas 7+6reb, A.Vasiliauskas 7+9reb+1ast, M.Prekevicius 5+2ast, G.Matulis 4+1reb+1ast,
Panevezys Techasas: E.Ezerskis 17+6reb+5ast, M.Valukonis 16+12reb+3ast, S.Kulevicius 14+3reb+2ast, D.Silinskis 6+14reb+3ast, R.Streikus 6+2reb, T.Cerneckis 3+2reb+1ast,


Zalgiris - Perlas 104-63

Another interesting game was between Zalgiris (7-0) which hosted Perlas (0-5). First ranked Zalgiris crushed visitors104-63. It was a great evening for Mantas Kalnietis who lead his team to a victory with 13 points and 9 assists and Tadas Klimavicius delivered 10 points and 10 rebounds. Eimantas Bendzius responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Perlas added fifth loss to their record. Zalgiris of course still keeps top position in the standings. Perlas still at the very bottom. Zalgiris will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Perlas will play against Nevezis (#) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas: T.Delininkaitis 16+2reb+2ast, M.Kuzminskas 13+5reb+1ast, M.Kalnietis 13+3reb+9ast, T.Watson 12+5reb+1ast, T.Klimavicius 10+10reb+2ast, M.Begic 9+2reb,
Perlas Vilnius: E.Lengvinas 15+1reb+1ast, A.Viskontas 13+1ast, K.Petrukonis 10+7reb+1ast, E.Bendzius 10+7reb+2ast, P.Dambrauskas 8+4reb+1ast, S.Kulvietis 2+1ast,


Siauliai - Sakalai 100-73

Everything went according to plan when 11th ranked Sakalai (1-4) was rolled over by seventh ranked Siauliai (3-1) 100-73. Worth to mention a great performance of Vytautas Sarakauskas who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 10 rebounds. Edvinas Ruzgas contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Virginijus Sirvydis answered with 18 points for Sakalai. They added fourth loss to their record. Siauliai (3-1) jumped to the fifth spot. Sakalai dropped to the eleventh place with 1-4 record. Siauliai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sakalai will play against Neptunas (#10) hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
BC Siauliai: V.Sarakauskas 20+10reb+1ast, E.Ruzgas 18+2reb+5ast, D.Gvezdauskas 13+5reb+5ast, E.Stanionis 11+2reb+3ast, D.Weaver 11+6reb+1ast, A.Cepulis 10+2reb+6ast,
Sakalai Vilnius: V.Sirvydis 18+2reb+2ast, Z.Stankus 14+3reb+2ast, P.Augustas 11+4reb+1ast, M.Janisius 10+9reb+1ast, O.Varanauskas 5+6reb+2ast, R.Matulis 5+4reb+5ast,




Lithuanian NKL round 10 best performance: Vidmantas Sragauskis - by Eurobasket News
Forward Vidmantas Sragauskis (200-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for LKKA-Atletas Kaunas, receiving a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 24-year old player was the main contributor (38 pointstwo assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Perlas-MRU (#11, 4-6) with 18-point margin 92-74. Despite this victory LKKA-Atletas dropped to the 4th position in Lithuanian NKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. LKKA-Atletas will need more victories to improve their 6-3 record. In the team's last game Sragauskis had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at LKKA-Atletas, through which he has constantly improved. Vidmantas Sragauskis has solid league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.3ppg. Sragauskis is in league's top in and averages impressive 52.6% FGP and 40.4% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was young Belarusian Vitali Liutych (198-G/F-92) of ABRO-Universitetas Siauliai. Liutych had a very good evening with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course ABRO-Universitetas Siauliai cruised to a 87-76 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Silute (#10, 4-5). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But ABRO-Universitetas Siauliai managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 12th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-6 record. Liutych is well-known at ABRO-Universitetas Siauliai and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Darius Tarvydas (200-F-91) of Puntukas Jarimpeksas Anyksciai (#9). Tarvydas got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He was a key player of Puntukas, leading his team to a 70-61 win against the lower-ranked Akademija (#14, 2-7). The chances of Puntukas ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 5 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Tarvydas could help Puntukas to bring them higher in the standings. Tarvydas has a great season in Lithuania. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.9ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tadas Sebeziovas (183-G-85) of Triobet Malsta - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Andrius Zymantas (188-G-81) of Nafta Universitetas - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Povilas Rasamavicius (195-G/F-87) of ABRO-Univ. - 17 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Evaldas Jurkus (190-G-84) of Silute - 16 points and 3 assists
8. Vytautas Kruzikas (199-F-89) of Triobet Malsta - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Erikas Kaupaitis (202-F/C-84) of Silute - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Gintautas Vileita (194-G-75) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists


*****************************************************
  MALAYSIA   


The Dragons Embarrassing Slimmers in Bangkok - by Abdallah Omari
In a very tight game that went head to head in the ASEAN ABL, the Thai slimmers won in their home very hardly against KL Dragons. Westports KL Dragons were looking for their 4th win of the season but the Thailand Slammers managed to defeat the dragons with a score of 76-74. The Dragons played their hearts out to try and defeat the Slammers at home as both teams are equal at 6 points in the league. The game was tight in the first 2 quarters. In the third quarter the Slimmers took the lead with 15 points. In the 4th quarter, Rudy Lingganay (173-G) and Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) making a 3 pointer from outside the D bringing the dragons back up to 69-58. Batumalai Guganeswaran (180-G-83) made another 3 pointer which reduced the Slammers lead to 5 points, 74-69. The Dragons then found themselves in the game again as they equalized at 74-74 with 18 seconds remaining! Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) than contributed a personal foul which gave the slammers 2 free throws and sealed the game at 76-74. Devon Sullivan (201-G/F-86, college: S.Connecticut) at his 1st appearance with the Slammers contributed 28 points and 11 rebounds. Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) contributed 20 points and 13 rebounds.

*****************************************************
  MEXICO   


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


*****************************************************
  MONTENEGRO   


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


Standings - 1B
1B Standings
Group A
 1. Bonus 3-0 
 2. Centar BP 2-0 
 3. KK Podgorica 2-0 
 4. Rudar 2-1 
 5. Buducnost II 0-2 
 6. LIM 0-3 
 7. Novljanin 0-3 
Group B
 1. Ibar Rozaje 3-0 
 2. S.Centar 3-0 
 3. Un.Mediteran 2-1 
 4. Sutjeska 1-1 
 5. Kotor 1-2 
 6. Zeta 1-3 
 7. KK Cetinje 0-4 


*****************************************************
  NBA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Monta ELLIS
  Golde State W.
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Ellis, Golde S.27.8 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.27.7 
 3. Gay, Memphis G.27.1 
 4. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.8 
 5. Rose, Chicago B.25.0 
 6. Anthony, Denver N.24.7 
 7. Gasol, LA Lakers24.1 
 8. Wade, Miami Heat24.1 
 9. Martin, Houston R.23.0 
 10. Bryant, LA Lakers22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim NOAH
  Chicago B.
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Noah, Chicago B.14.2 
 2. Evans, Toronto R.13.0 
 3. Scola, Houston R.12.3 
 4. Love, Minnesota T.11.7 
 5. Bogut, Milwauke.11.5 
 6. Howard, Orlando M.11.4 
 7. Lee, Golde S.11.3 
 8. Millsap, Utah Jazz11.2 
 9. Odom, LA Lakers11.1 
 10. Camby, Portland TB11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Rondo, Boston C.14.7 
 2. Kidd, Dallas M.10.8 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.2 
 4. Rose, Chicago B.9.8 
 5. Wall, Washington W.9.6 
 6. Williams, Utah Jazz9.0 
 7. Nash, Phoenix Suns8.5 
 8. Parker, San A.8.4 
 9. Miller, Portland.8.3 
 10. Conley, Memphis G.8.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mike CONLEY
  Memphis G.
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Conley, Memphis G.3.3 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.9 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.7 
 4. Wall, Washington W.2.6 
 5. Douglas, New Y.2.5 
 6. Parker, San A.2.4 
 7. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 8. Brand, Philadelph.762.3 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..2.3 
 10. Kidd, Dallas M.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SMITH
  Atlanta H.
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Smith, Atlanta H.3.7 
 2. Hibbert, Indiana P.3.4 
 3. Howard, Orlando M.3.0 
 4. Milicic, Minnesota T.2.7 
 5. McGee, Washingt.2.6 
 6. Dalembert, Sacram.2.4 
 7. Turiaf, New Y.2.2 
 8. Okafor, N.Orlean.2.2 
 9. Duncan, San A.2.0 
 10. Hill, Houston R.2.0 


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


Sunday's games (6) review - by Eurobasket News
LA Lakers - Portland TB 121-96
Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists while completing his fourth career triple-double by the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers easily improved to 7-0 for the fifth time in franchise history with a 121-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island) had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 12 points and Ron Artest played stringent defense on Portland star Brandon Roy during a smooth night of work for the Lakers, who led by 24 points in the first half and 29 down the stretch while outrebounding the Blazers 49-25. Andre Miller scored 20 points and Nicolas Batum added 17 for the Blazers, who lost for just the second time in their last six meetings with the Lakers. Shannon Brown hit three 3-pointers while scoring 15 points for the Lakers, who also started 7-0 two years ago and in 2001-02, when they began their roll to their first threepeat under coach Phil Jackson. Los Angeles' only better starts were in 1987-88 (8-0) and 1997-98 (11-0). *Courtesy of www.newser.com

Atlanta H. - Phoenix Suns 114-118
Jason Richardson (6'6''-G-81, college: Michigan St.) scored 21 points, Steve Nash added 19 and the Phoenix Suns held off Atlanta's second-half comeback to beat the Hawks 118-114 on Sunday. The Hawks suffered their first loss after a 6-0 start. There were four ties in the fourth quarter but the Hawks, who trailed by 18 in the third period, could not take the lead. Steve Nash (6'3''-G-74, college: Santa Clara), who had 15 assists, made four free throws in the final 7 seconds to protect the lead. Joe Johnson had 34 points and Al Horford added 30 - one shy of his career high - for Atlanta. Johnson and Horford each set season scoring highs. *Courtesy of www.macon.com

Detroit P. - Golde State W. 102-97
Rodney Stuckey (6'4''-G-86, college: E.Washington) wasn't thinking about redemption on Sunday night. He might have gotten some anyway. Stuckey finished a tumultuous five-day stretch with 21 points and nine assists to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Golden State Warriors 102-97. Golden State, which hasn't lost in four home games, is now 0-2 on the road. Richard Hamilton (6'7''-G-78, college: Connecticut) had 27 poionts and 5 rebounds, while Charlie Villanueva added 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Detroit, and Tayshaun Prince scored 14. Monta Ellis led Golden State with 24 points and Dorell Wright had 19. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Houston R. - Minnesota T. 120-94
This time, there was no second half disappearing act by the Houston Rockets. Luis Scola (6'9''-F/C-80) scored 24 points and Kevin Martin added 21 to help the Houston Rockets win their first game of the season with a 120-94 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. Ming Yao (7'5''-C-80), playing under a strict time limit while recovering from foot surgery, had 13 points and four rebounds in 16 minutes. Shane Battier added 17 points for Houston, which lost its first five games. The Rockets lost their first 10 games in 1982-83. Minnesota lost for the sixth time in seven games. Kevin Love led the Timberwolves with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Michael Beasley added 15 points. *Courtesy of www.khou.com

New York K. - Philadelph.76 96-106
Elton Brand (6'8''-F-79, college: Duke) scored 20 points, Louis Williams (6'3''-G-86) and Jrue Holiday each had 19, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks 106-96 on Sunday. Evan Turner, the No. 2 pick and last season's college player of the year, added 14 points and 10 rebounds in his first NBA start as the 76ers snapped the Knicks' two-game winning streak. Turner started in place of Andre Iguodala, who was out with a strained right Achilles' tendon. It was the fourth straight game with 20 or more for the resurgent Brand, his best stretch since late in the 2006-07 season, before he came to Philadelphia. Amare Stoudemire had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Knicks, who managed just 15 points in the fourth quarter. After consecutive wins, they heard boos as they walked off the floor at 3-3. *Courtesy of Yahoo

Oklah.City T. - Boston C. 83-92
Shrek and Donkey are back at it again for the Boston Celtics. Ray Allen (6'6''-G-75, college: Connecticut) scored 19 points, Boston's reserves helped prevent a big lead from slipping away in the fourth quarter and the Celtics opened a four-game road trip Sunday night with a 92-83 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) scored 17 pts. Durant scored 34 points and Westbrook had 16 points and 10 assists to lead Oklahoma City, which played without third-leading scorer Jeff Green. Green is day to day with a sprained left ankle.


Saturday's games (9) review - by Eurobasket News
Sacramento K. - Memphis G. 91-100
Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) scored 32 points and Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) added 20 to help the Grizzlies beat the Sacramento Kings 100-91. Mike Conley and O.J. Mayo each had 14 points for the Grizzlies (3-4), who had lost three straight, including a 123-118 double-overtime defeat in Phoenix on Friday. Randolph grabbed 11 rebounds and Gay had nine. *Courtesy of Yahoo

Milwaukee B. - N.Orleans H. 81-87
David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier) made 10-of-12 shots and scored a season-high 25 points, and New Orleans remained unbeaten with an 87-81 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night. Chris Paul (6'0''-G-85, college: Wake Forest) added 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Andrew Bogut had 19 points and 14 rebounds in his return to the lineup for Milwaukee. Brandon Jennings had 12 points.

San Antonio S. - Houston R. 124-121 OT
Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 28 pts, Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) had 21 points and 14 assists for the Spurs, including seven points in overtime. Richard Jefferson (6'6''-F/G-80, college: Arizona) added 22 points and was 4 of 5 from behind the 3-point line. In defeat, Kevin Martin netted 24 points.

Dallas M. - Denver N. 92-103
The Denver Nuggets got their payback on the Dallas Mavericks with deadeye 3-point shooting. Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) scored 27 points and the Nuggets went 13 for 21 from beyond the arc in a 103-92 victory on Saturday night. Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76, college: Colorado) added 18 points and Al Harrington contributed 14 points and eight rebounds for Denver. Jason Terry scored 26 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 23 for the Mavericks, who have lost two of their first three home games. *Courtesy of www.chron.com

Washington W. - Cleveland C. 102-107
Maurice Williams (6'1''-G-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) scored 10 of his 28 points in the final four minutes and the Cavaliers outplayed Wizards 102-107. Daniel Gibson (6'3''-G-86, college: Texas) helped with 19 points. In the loosing squad, Al Thornton collected 23 points and 6 boards.

Charlotte B. - Orlando M. 88-91
Vince Carter's scary fall on a slippery spot in the final minutes and his subsequent strained right hip flexor injury overshadowed the Magic's first road win of the season, a 91-88 escape against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night. Dwight Howard (6'10''-C/F-85) had 22 points and eight rebounds, Rashard Lewis (6'10''-F-79) scored 22 points and the Magic withstood Charlotte's furious comeback when Boris Diaw and D.J. Augustin missed tying 3-point attempts in the closing seconds. Gerald Wallace had 25 pts and 14 rebs in defeat. *Courtesy of www.chron.com

Miami Heat - New Jersey N. 101-89
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) had 29 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) scored 14 of his 23 points in the third quarter - seven in the last 32 seconds after getting flagrantly fouled by Williams - and the Heat rolled past New Jersey 101-89 on Saturday night for their second easy win over the Nets in a week. Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) scored 21 pts. In the loosing squad, Anthony Morrow collected 25 points and 7 boards.

Utah Jazz - LA Clippers 109-107 OT2
Deron Williams who scored 22 of his 30 points after halftime. Paul Millsap had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Al Jefferson finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz. On the other side, Eric Gordon collected 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Portland TB - Toronto R. 97-84
Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) scored 26 points, LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-C-85, college: Texas) added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the banged-up Blazers cruised to a 97-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. Jarrett Jack had 16 points and Andrea Bargnani, Leandro Barbosa and Jose Calderon all scored 12 for the Raptors (1-5), who finished a tough four-game West Coast trip winless and have lost five straight to Portland. Nicolas Batum (20 points), Andre Miller (13 assists) and Marcus Camby (16 rebounds) all had season highs for the Blazers, who are 5-2 despite a recent spate of injuries. *Courtesy of www.chron.com


*****************************************************
  NCAA1   


Memphis freshman guard Jelan Kendrick returns to practice - by Eurobasket News
Memphis freshman guard Jelan Kendrick (6'7''-G) has returned to practice with the Tigers after a two-week absence to deal with a 'personal matter.'

Kendrick practiced with the 19th-ranked Tigers on Thursday, though coach Josh Pastner has not decided when he will be allowed to play. Memphis plays Christian Brothers in exhibition on Tuesday before opening the 2010-11 season at home against Centenary on Nov. 12.

CBSSports.com has reported Kendrick was indefinitely suspended while school officials investigated a verbal threat he made against a teammate. Pastner declined comment on the report, only calling Kendrick's absence a personal matter.

The McDonald's All-American from Atlanta was rated the No. 8 prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 2 shooting guard by PrepStars.com Scout.com.

Courtesy of www.usatoday.net


Xaviers McLean out with fracture - by Eurobasket News
Xavier has suffered another major setback, losing senior forward Jamel McLean (6'8''-F-88, college: Tulsa) to a broken bone around the eye socket.

McLean was hurt Tuesday night during a 73-62 exhibition victory over Northern Kentucky. Tests found the fracture, which will take three to six weeks to heal.

The Atlantic 10 co-champions also lost 3-point leader Brad Redford to a torn knee ligament during workouts last month. Xavier is down to nine healthy scholarship players to start the season.

McLean is the top returning front-line scorer and rebounder. He averaged 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds as Xavier went to round of 16 for the third consecutive season. Xavier has only two other returning starers.

Courtesy of Yahoo


*****************************************************
  NEW ZEALAND   


Breakers beat Gold Coast - by Mike Lacey
The Breakers made it four straight wins with a solid 96-81 victory against the Gold Coast Blaze on Saturday night, the win represents their best start to a season, surpassing the three victories achieved to open the 2008 campaign. The Breakers, who won their last six games last season, have now won 10 games on the bounce, easily their longest winning streak.
The home team led 27-20 at the end of the first quarter but once the Breakers found their rhythm in the second quarter, taking the period 32-15, they were never headed. Forward Gary Wilkinson (206-F-82, college: Utah St.) had his best numbers of the season adding 7 rebounds to a game high 23 points that included 3 from 4 three pointers. Tom Abercrombie was again in the thick of the action coming up with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 assist and a steal. Mention also to Dillon Boucher who contributed 6 points and 6 rebounds, those rebounds taking him past 600 for the club, only the fourth Breaker to achieve this mark
Once again the points were spread with all 10 players on the score sheet and most unusually all 10 players featuring in the assist column. The latter stat will be one that pleases coach Andrej Lemanis as the team look to build their rhythm and confidence for tougher tasks ahead.

The Breakers next assignment is a tough away double header against Adelaide next Friday and Perth 48 hours later. Guard CJ Bruton will suit up against the 36ers to play his 400th ANBL game. The Breakers have poor records at both Perth (1 win, 9 losses) and Adelaide (2 wins, 8 losses), a win at either venue would be a fitting way to celebrate the classy guards major milestone.



NBL Round 4 wrap. - by Danny Russell
Round 4 kicked off in Townsville as the Crocs welcomed the Perth Wildcats. Will Blalock (183-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) stared for the Crocs with 19 points, 2 assists. Young international player Stephen Weigh (198-G/F-87) enjoyed being back in his home state and he showed why Wildcats coach Rob Beveridge has big plans for this player, Weigh had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals. Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) continued his form for the Wildcats with 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists. Crocs 85 - 91 Wildcats.

Sunday saw 4 games, kicking off in Queensland with the Wildcats rounding out their roadtrip against the Cairns Taipans. Weigh continued his form from the night before as he top scored for the Wildcats with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist. Redhage joined in with 15 points of his own to go with 7 rebounds. The Taipans looked good however, led by Ronald Dorsey (197-G/F-83, college: McNeese St.) with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and Dusty Rychart (201-F-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Minnesota) with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block. Taipans 86 - 69 Wildcats.

The Sydney Kings headed to Adelaide to face the 36ers, for the Kings Luke Cooper (183-G-84, college: Alaska-Anch.) was perfect from the field for 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. The Americans led the way for the 36ers with Troy DeVries (193-G-82, college: N.Mexico) 18 points, Adam Ballinger (205-F-79, college: Michigan St.) 16 points and Craig Winder (188-G-84, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Texas) 15 points. 36ers 87 - 75 Kings.

Top of the table clash saw the New Zealand Breakers head to the Gold Coast Blaze. The injury plauged Blaze struggled on the night but International forward Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) continues to shine with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block. The Breakers were all systems go, Gary Wilkinson (206-F-82, college: Utah St.) lead with 23 points, Thomas Abercrombie (198-G/F-87, college: Washington St.) scored 15 points, Kevin Braswell (188-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgetown) chipped in 14 off the bench while NBL superstar Kirk Penney (196-G-80, college: Wisconsin) played his first game back since missing out on a NBA contract in 25 minutes Penney scored 13 points, pulled down 5 rebounds and dished out 2 assists. Blaze 81 - 96 Breakers.

All eyes were on the Melbourne Tigers playing host to the Wollongong Hawks as Hawks legend Glen Saville (197-G/F-76) played his 500th game. Saville hails from north of Melbourne and had all his family and friends in the stands all hoping for another timeless performance. The Tigers spoiled the party early jumping out to a double digit lead in the first half lead by TJ Campbell (175-G-88, college: Portland) 21 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds. The Hawks weren't done yet as Saville showed why he is one of the greatest to play in the league. The Duel Olympian lead a 3rd quarter comeback with 15 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Tigers 82 - 86 Hawks.


*****************************************************
  NIGERIA   


Champions Club Zone-3: Pillars, Hoopers book final round ticket - by Olusegun Ikuesan
It was double honour for Nigerian sides, Kano Pillars and Rpyal Hoopers basketball clubs at the Zone-3 qualifying round of Africa biggest club competition, FIBA Aafrica Champions Club for Men in Monrovia, Liberia as they both snatched the two tickets at stake for clubs in the Zone-3.

Kano Pillars who successfully defended the FIBA Africa Zone-3 title it won last year in Benin Republic defeated Cote dIvoire league champion, Abidjan Basket Club (ABC) by 65-42 points in the last day of the qualifiers on Sunday at the gymnasium of the SKD Sports Complex to maintain its hundred percent record becoming the only team that did not drop a point in the week-long qualifiers.

Shaking off its 87-70 points lose to Pillars on Match Day-4, Royal Hoopers basketball club humbled Togo league champion, Swallows basketball club by 74-29 points in a game that kept the fans cheering all the way.

Hoopers who finished second behind Pillars with four wins and one lose began the final day game against Swallows with a 23-13 points win in the first quarter, as if looking to set record in its first continental outing the Hoopers side coached by the trio of Coaches Ogoh Odaudu, Johnson Orupabo and Lami Johnson stopped Swallows from registering a double digit in the last three quarters winning by 21-04, 20-03 and 10-09 points for a final score-line of 74-29 points.

NPA Pythons basketball club avenged its Liberia domestic league title lose to UHURU Kings basketball club in a local derby.

After losing the first quarter by 11-18 points the Pythons dominated the game from the second quarter all through the buzzer winning the second, third and last quarters by 10-08, 21-10 and 10-09 points to win the game by 52-45 points.


All the results.

Day-1:
UHURU Kings 55-66 Royal Hoopers
NPA Pythons 53-85 Kano Pillars
ABC 60-41 Swallows

Day-2:
NPA Pythons 61-73 Royal Hoopers
Kano Pillars 64-50 Swallows
UHURU Kings 49-59 ABC

Day-3:
Royal Hoopers 60-44 ABC
Swallows 60-58 NPA Pythons
Kano Pillars 67-42 UHURU Kings

Day-4:
Royal Hoopers 70-87 Kano Pillars
NPA Pythons 45-53 ABC
Swallows 44-56 UHURU Kings

Day-5:
ABC 42-65 Kano Pillars
Swallows 29-74 Royal Hoopers
UHURU Kings 45-52 NPA Pythons




*****************************************************
  NORWAY   


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


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


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antonio RUSSELL
  Kristiansand
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Russell, Kristiansand28.4 
 2. Timus, Tromso26.1 
 3. Karlsen, Asker25.6 
 4. Kombat, Froya24.3 
 5. Bullock, Gimle23.2 
 6. Ross, Kristiansand23.0 
 7. January, Tromso22.3 
 8. Diomande, Ammerud22.0 
 9. Eskeland, Ulriken20.3 
 10. Oatis, Baerum19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F/C-82)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Bullock, Gimle12.2 
 2. Oatis, Baerum11.1 
 3. Karlsen, Asker10.1 
 4. Fivelstad, Ulriken8.7 
 5. Kombat, Froya8.6 
 6. Mullenax, Ulriken8.4 
 7. Christensen, Tro.8.3 
 8. Djerman, Gimle7.8 
 9. January, Tromso7.5 
 10. Russell, Kristiansand7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Edmunds GABRANS
  Froya
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gabrans, Froya6.0 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.6 
 3. Timus, Tromso4.6 
 4. Eskeland, Ulriken4.4 
 5. Issalhi, Tromso4.1 
 6. Mihaylov, Tromso4.0 
 7. Elgmork, Baerum3.9 
 8. Bullock, Gimle3.6 
 9. Ouakkaha, Ulriken3.4 
 10. Hinsch, Asker3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Samuel DIOMANDE
  Ammerud
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Diomande, Ammerud2.8 
 2. Eskeland, Ulriken2.4 
 3. Bullock, Gimle2.4 
 4. Mullenax, Ulriken2.0 
 5. Christensen, Tro.1.9 
 6. Timus, Tromso1.9 
 7. Mahnin, Asker1.7 
 8. Elgmork, Baerum1.6 
 9. January, Tromso1.6 
 10. Mihaylov, Tromso1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Oatis, Baerum3.5 
 2. Beqiri, Kristiansand1.4 
 3. January, Tromso1.3 
 4. Christensen, Tro.1.1 
 5. Bullock, Gimle1.0 
 6. Sorensen, Ammerud1.0 
 7. Ndiaye, Gimle1.0 
 8. Muren, Asker0.7 
 9. Mullenax, Ulriken0.7 
 10. Nyborg, Asker0.6 


*****************************************************
  POLAND   


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Asseco Prokom
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Brown, Asseco P.24.7 
 2. Scott, SKK Kotwica20.0 
 3. Hinson, Polonia Azbud18.0 
 4. Pluta, Anwil17.8 
 5. Burgess, Zastal17.2 
 6. Jovanovic, Anwil17.0 
 7. Frazier, AZS K.16.8 
 8. Bennerman, Energa C.16.6 
 9. Miller, PBG Basket16.6 
 10. Goffney, Siarka16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Harris, SKK K.12.6 
 2. Burgess, Zastal10.8 
 3. NaNa, Polonia Azbud9.6 
 4. Taylor, Siarka9.0 
 5. Truscott, Siarka8.2 
 6. Wysocki, PGE Turow8.0 
 7. Stefanski, Trefl S.7.2 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot7.0 
 9. Miller, Anwil7.0 
 10. Ceranic, Trefl S.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  PGE Turow
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Thomas, PGE Turow5.8 
 2. Milicic, AZS K.5.5 
 3. Blassingame, Energa C.5.4 
 4. Brown, Asseco P.4.7 
 5. Vaughn, Polpharma4.6 
 6. Thompson, Anwil4.4 
 7. Nowakowski, Poloni.4.4 
 8. Hodge, Zastal4.0 
 9. Skibniewski, Polph.4.0 
 10. Beal, Trefl Sopot4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel EWING
  Asseco Prokom
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ewing, Asseco P.5.0 
 2. Hodge, Zastal2.6 
 3. Wichniarz, Poloni.2.4 
 4. Bialek, Energa Czarni2.2 
 5. Blassingame, Energa C.2.2 
 6. Chanas, Polpharma2.0 
 7. Brown, Asseco P.2.0 
 8. Hinson, Polonia Azbud1.8 
 9. Thomas, Anwil1.7 
 10. Pringle, Siarka1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam LAPETA
  Asseco Prokom
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lapeta, Asseco P.2.7 
 2. Easley, Polonia Azbud2.2 
 3. Ljubotina, Trefl S.2.0 
 4. Burgess, Zastal1.4 
 5. Hicks, Anwil1.4 
 6. Goffney, Siarka1.2 
 7. Jagla, Asseco P.1.0 
 8. Burrell, Asseco P.1.0 
 9. Juniak, Siarka1.0 
 10. Harris, SKK K.1.0 


PLK Round 5: #1 Zastal is defeated by Energa Czarni - by Eurobasket News
The biggest disappointment of round 5 in PLK was first loss of undefeated (so far) Zastal. They lost at home to first ranked Energa Czarni 83-85. Cameron Bennerman stepped up with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Jerel Blassingame helped with 13 points and 5 assists. Chris Burgess responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Energa Czarni (5-0) stays at first position. Zastal (4-1) on the other side went down to second place as they recorded their first loss. Zastal will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on winning track. Energa Czarni will try to continue on it's current victory especially that they will have a break next round.
Very significant was Polpharma's (#11) just 2-point road victory against 4th placed Anwil 84-82. Kamil Chanas nailed 21 points for the winning side and Michael Hicks accounted for 9 points and 7 rebounds. Darryl Thompson come up with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Anwil in defeat. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Polpharma celebrated their first victory after 4 consecutive losses. That victory allowed Polpharma (1-4) to claimb to ninth place. They share it with Siarka, AZS Koszalin and SKK Kotwica. Anwil (3-2) on the other side went down to fourth place as they recorded their second loss. Polpharma's next round game will be against higher ranked Polonia Azbud (#8) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Anwil will play against Zastal ZG (#) having rather no chance for a victory.
Quite impressive was Asseco Prokom's 16-point road defeat in a game versus PBG Basket 64-80. The best player for the winner was Cliff Hawkins who had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Bobby Brown produced 29 points for lost side. That victory allowed PBG Basket (4-1) to claimb to second place. They share it with Zastal. Asseco Prokom (2-2) on the other side went down to sixth place as they recorded their second loss. PBG Basket will meet next round Trefl Sopot (#5). Asseco Prokom will have a break next round.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5: SKK Kotwica lost to Polonia Azbud on the opponent's court 79-84. PGE Turow managed to outperform AZS Koszalin in a home game 79-68. Siarka recorded a loss to Trefl Sopot on the road 63-79.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points and 10 rebounds by Filip Dylewicz of Trefl Sopot



Energa Czarni - Zastal 85-83

The biggest disappointment of round 5 in PLK was first loss of undefeated (so far) Zastal. They lost at home to first ranked Energa Czarni 83-85. Cameron Bennerman stepped up with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Jerel Blassingame helped with 13 points and 5 assists. Chris Burgess responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Energa Czarni (5-0) stays at first position. Zastal (4-1) on the other side went down to second place as they recorded their first loss. Zastal will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on winning track. Energa Czarni will try to continue on it's current victory especially that they will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Energa Czarni Slupsk: M.Cesnauskis 17+2reb+1ast, C.Bennerman 16+5reb+2ast, B.Davis 15+4reb, J.Blassingame 13+2reb+5ast, Z.Bialek 12+5reb+2ast, P.Leonczyk 9+3reb,
Intermache Zastal Zielona Gora: C.Burgess 22+9reb+2ast, W.Hodge 14+3reb+8ast, J.Dloniak 12+3reb, T.Marshall 11+2reb, M.Raczynski 8+2reb+1ast, M.Flieger 7+1reb,


Anwil - Polpharma 82-84

Very significant was Polpharma's (#11) just 2-point road victory against 4th placed Anwil 84-82. Kamil Chanas nailed 21 points for the winning side and Michael Hicks accounted for 9 points and 7 rebounds. Darryl Thompson come up with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Anwil in defeat. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Polpharma celebrated their first victory after 4 consecutive losses. That victory allowed Polpharma (1-4) to claimb to ninth place. They share it with Siarka, AZS Koszalin and SKK Kotwica. Anwil (3-2) on the other side went down to fourth place as they recorded their second loss. Polpharma's next round game will be against higher ranked Polonia Azbud (#8) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Anwil will play against Zastal ZG (#) having rather no chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
SKS Polpharma-Pakmet Starogard Gd.: K.Chanas 21+4reb+2ast, A.Metelski 12+5reb, B.Gilmore 10+5reb+1ast, D.Vaughn 10+3reb+4ast, M.Hicks 9+7reb+2ast, R.Skibniewski 6+1reb+3ast,
Anwil Wloclawek: D.Thompson 19+10reb+6ast, N.Jovanovic 18+5reb+4ast, A.Pluta 18+1ast, L.Majewski 17+3reb+1ast, P.Miller 8+8reb+1ast, E.Hicks 2+1reb+1ast,


Polonia Azbud - SKK Kotwica 84-79

Everything went according to plan in Warszawa where 12th ranked SKK Kotwica (1-4) was defeated by eighth ranked Polonia Azbud (2-3) in Warszawa 84-79. Harding NaNa stepped up with 17 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and Tony Easley helped with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Darrell Harris responded with 17 points and 20 rebounds. SKK Kotwica added third loss to their record. Despite the victory Polonia Azbud (2-3) stays at eighth position. SKK Kotwica (1-4) on the other side went down to ninth place. Polonia Azbud are looking forward to the next round to face Polpharma (#10). SKK Kotwica will play against PGE Turow hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Polonia Azbud Warszawa: H.NaNa 17+15reb+2ast, M.Nowakowski 17+1reb+3ast, T.Easley 15+7reb, D.Hinson 14+1reb+1ast, D.Palmer 8+11reb+1ast, L.Wichniarz 5+2reb,
SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg: D.Harris 17+20reb+2ast, S.Sikora 15+3reb+2ast, A.Fisher 14+2reb+5ast, M.Djuric 10+6reb, T.Scott 9+3reb, T.Zablocki 6+1reb,


PGE Turow - AZS Koszalin 79-68

Everything went according to plan in Zgorzelec where 10th ranked AZS Koszalin (1-4) lost to sixth ranked PGE Turow (2-2) in Zgorzelec 79-68. Torey Thomas stepped up with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Ivan Zigeranovic helped with 8 points and 12 rebounds. Slavisa Bogavac responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Despite the victory PGE Turow (2-2) stays at sixth position. AZS Koszalin (1-4) on the other side went down to ninth place as they recorded their fourth loss. PGE Turow are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked SKK Kotwica (#12) which should be theoretically an easy game. AZS Koszalin will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow Zgorzelec: R.Tomaszek 14+4reb+1ast, T.Thomas 13+5reb+5ast, M.Brkic 9+3reb+2ast, K.Wysocki 9+5reb+1ast, I.Zigeranovic 8+12reb, M.Gabinski 7+3reb+1ast,
AZS Koszalin: S.Bogavac 18+5reb, W.Frazier 14+6reb+2ast, G.Reese 9+5reb+1ast, I.Milicic 9+4reb+6ast, D.Kinloch 8+9reb, G.Arabas 5+2reb,


PBG Basket - Asseco Prokom 80-64

Quite impressive was Asseco Prokom's 16-point road defeat in a game versus PBG Basket 64-80. The best player for the winner was Cliff Hawkins who had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Bobby Brown produced 29 points for lost side. That victory allowed PBG Basket (4-1) to claimb to second place. They share it with Zastal. Asseco Prokom (2-2) on the other side went down to sixth place as they recorded their second loss. PBG Basket will meet next round Trefl Sopot (#5). Asseco Prokom will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
PBG Basket Poznan: C.Hawkins 16+5reb+3ast, E.Miller 15+5reb+1ast, P.Stelmach 12+2reb+2ast, B.Diduszko 11+2reb+2ast, V.Tica 9+2reb+1ast, P.Okafor 8+4reb+4ast,
Asseco Prokom Gdynia: B.Brown 29+2ast, R.Burrell 13+5reb, A.Hrycaniuk 9+9reb+1ast, P.Szczotka 5+5reb+1ast, C.Eldridge 4+2reb+2ast, D.Przybyszewski 3+1reb,


Trefl Sopot - Siarka 79-63

Everything went according to plan when 9th ranked Siarka (1-4) was defeated by seventh ranked Trefl Sopot (3-2) 79-63. Filip Dylewicz stepped up with 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Dragan Ceranic helped with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Louis Truscott responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Siarka added fourth loss to their record. That victory allowed Trefl Sopot (3-2) to claimb to fourth place. They share it with Anwil. Siarka (1-4) on the other side went down to ninth place. Trefl Sopot are looking forward to the next round to face league's second-placed PBG Basket and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Siarka will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Trefl Sopot: F.Dylewicz 23+10reb+3ast, P.Kikowski 16+3reb+1ast, G.Gustas 14+2reb+4ast, D.Ceranic 12+14reb+2ast, L.Kinnard 6+3reb, M.Stefanski 4+2reb+3ast,
ASK KS Siarka Tarnobrzeg: K.Goffney 13+3reb+2ast, D.Wall 12+4reb+2ast, L.Truscott 10+7reb+2ast, S.Pringle 8+2reb+4ast, E.Taylor 6+8reb, B.Krupa 5+3reb,




Polpharma returns PF/C Uros Mirkovic - by Eurobasket News
Polpharma announced signing of power forward/center Uros Mirkovic (205-F/C-82, agency: BeoExcell) for rest of the season. The 28-year-old Serbian spent 2009/10 with the Polish outfit averaging 8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists for 33 games in PLK. He helped the squad to reach the Playoff Semifinals and it was the first season for Mirkovic out of Serbia. This season, Mirkovic started with Crvena Zvezda Belgrade. He appeared five times with them in Adriatic league registering 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Uros Mirkovic started basketball career as a teenager with the Serbian outfit Masinac Kraljevo. He had important role in the team on season 2005/06 registering 10.8 ppg, 4 rpg and 1.3 spg for 10 Superleague games. Two years later, actually on season 2008/09, Uros Mirkovic exploded and was one of the leading players in Serbian league. He appeared 24 times for the club collecting 19.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.7 spg. He ended the championship as a fourth scorer and fifth rebounder. In April of 2009 he moved to another Serbian team Swisslion Takovo Lions Vrsac, but his numbers dropped to 4.7 ppg and 3 rpg for 6 games.
Polpharma currently has 1-4 record in PLK.


*****************************************************
  PORTUGAL   


Proliga starts with surprising Sangalhos beating Angra - by Luis Filipe Cristovao
A Cv.Alianca Sangalhos team only with Portuguese players beat favourites Angrabasket/Palmeiraspark in Proliga day 1. The blues started the game dominating and the Azorean just werent able to recover of the shock of the first period (23-7). Andre Duarte (178-G-81) was the home team MVP with 14 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists. For Angrabasket/Palmeiraspark, a dominating Joao Pereira (186-G-83) ( 20 p, 4 r) wasnt enough to take the win.

In the other games, Electrico FC beat a Terceira Basket without his foreign players (78-63), in an interesting meeting between two teams who will be fighting in the top of the League. Favorites Povoa, Barcelos, Galitos and Fisica also won their games, as previewed.

The Day 1 MVP was Aylton Medeiros (194-F-88), from Electrico FC, with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Other valuable exhibitions were made by Nuno Oliveira (186-G-89) (25 p, 5 r, 4 a) from Povoa and Nuno Pedroso (187-G-79) (24 p, 10 r) from Barcelos.

Next week, Fisica will travel to Povoa and Barcelos to Barreiro, facing Galitos. It would be a good chance to check out how the better teams are in the race to playoffs.



Bobby Madison out for three weeks - by Luis Filipe Cristovao
Bobby Madison (198-F-82, college: W.Michigan), the CAB Madeira forward, will be out for three weeks due to a knee injury. Hell need a small surgery and hes been out in the game against CBP/Sentir Penafiel. Nonetheless, the Madeira team has won it for 63-73, on Day 3 of LPB.
Madison has been an important player in the team, averaging 14 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.7 steals in the first three games, as CAB has already played the Day 10 clash against Lusitania Angra Patrimonio Mundial.

CAB Madeira administration will decide if to sign a new player while Madisons away.

Source: A Bola


LPB Round 3: CAB edges Lusitania by 2 - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in LPB, but even now we can clearly see differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The biggest surprise in round 3 was CAB's (3-1) very close 2-point road victory over Lusitania (1-3) 82-80. The biggest contributor to a victory was Mario Fernandes with 25 points and 5 assists and Nathan Menefee helped with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Terrence Hundley produced 26 points and 4 assists for lost side. Despite that victory CAB went down to third position due to points difference. Lusitania dropped to tenth place with three games lost. CAB are looking forward to the next round to face league's new leader Ginasio and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lusitania will play against Sampaense (#6) hoping to prove their supporters that this time they can win.
Another exciting game took place in Guimaraes where sixth ranked Sampaense (2-1) edged by one point 7th ranked VSC Guimar. (1-2) 83-82 home team. It was a good game for Almaad Jackson who saved his team to a victory with 33 points and 12 rebounds. Jessan Gray contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Brandon Brown answered with 20 points and 12 rebounds for VSC Guimar.. Thanks to that win Sampaense moved-up to fourth place. VSC Guimar. dropped to seventh place with two games lost. They will share it with Academica and Penafiel. Sampaense's next round game will be against Lusitania (#10) which should be theoretically an easy game. VSC Guimar. will play against Penafiel to get more than just one victory.
An interesting game was also third ranked Porto Ferpinta's (3-0) easy victory on the court of desperated Barreirense (0-3) 85-60. It was a great evening for Gregory Stempin who lead his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Tyrone Curnell responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Thanks to that win Porto Ferpinta become a new league leader, which they will share with Ginasio. Barreirense still closes the standings with three games lost. They will share it with Illiabum. Porto Ferpinta will meet next round Benfica (#4). Barreirense will play against Academica (#7) hoping to get finally their first victory.
We should not miss the game of first ranked Ginasio's (3-0) against desperated Illiabum (0-3) where host Ginasio, where Ginasio won at home19 points 86-67. It was an exceptional evening for Richard Oruche who lead the winners with 26 points. Ginasio maintain first place, which they will share with Porto Ferpinta. Illiabum still closes the standings with three games lost. Ginasio's next round opponent will be CAB (#3). Illiabum will play against Ovarense (#5) hoping to get finally their first victory.

Other games of round 3 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
CAB defeated Penafiel in Angra 73-62. Ovarense beat Academica at home 76-66. Lusitania lost to Benfica on the opponent's court 61-73.


Penafiel - CAB 62-73

Everything went according to plan in Penafiel where 9th ranked Penafiel (1-2) was defeated by second ranked CAB (3-1) in Penafiel 73-62. The biggest contributor to a victory was Mario Fernandes with 25 points and 5 assists and Nathan Menefee helped with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Jeremy Goode produced 18 points for lost side. Despite that victory CAB went down to third position due to points difference. Penafiel dropped to seventh place with two games lost. They will share it with Academica and VSC Guimar.. CAB are looking forward to the next round to face league's new leader Ginasio and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Penafiel will play against VSC Guimar. (#9) hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
CAB Madeira: N.Menefee 18+6reb+5ast, J.Coelho 16+4reb+1ast, F.Gentry 14+10reb+2ast, F.Lima 10+7reb+1ast, M.Fernandes 5+1reb+1ast, F.Fernandes 4+1reb+1ast,
CBP/Sentir Penafiel: J.Goode 18+3reb+2ast, A.Monteiro 13+5reb, R.Anunciato 8+4reb+1ast, L.Nolen 7+4reb+1ast, J.Almeida 7+3reb+1ast, F.Fernandes 5+1reb,


VSC Guimar. - Sampaense 82-83

Another exciting game took place in Guimaraes where sixth ranked Sampaense (2-1) edged by one point 7th ranked VSC Guimar. (1-2) 83-82home team. It was a good game for Almaad Jackson who saved his team to a victory with 33 points and 12 rebounds. Jessan Gray contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Brandon Brown answered with 20 points and 12 rebounds for VSC Guimar.. Thanks to that win Sampaense moved-up to fourth place. VSC Guimar. dropped to seventh place with two games lost. They will share it with Academica and Penafiel. Sampaense's next round game will be against Lusitania (#10) which should be theoretically an easy game. VSC Guimar. will play against Penafiel to get more than just one victory.
Top scorers:
Sampaense Basket: A.Jackson 33+12reb+2ast, J.Gray 18+5reb+1ast, R.Luettgerodt 11+6reb+4ast, J.Almeida 9+2reb, J.Sing 8+7reb+6ast, H.Carvalho 4+5reb+3ast,
Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes: K.Martin 21+9reb+1ast, B.Brown 20+12reb+2ast, N.Richardson 13+3reb+1ast, A.Sobrinho 11+2reb, P.Tavares 9+3reb+2ast, P.Cunha 6+7reb+1ast,


Barreirense - Porto Ferpinta 60-85

An interesting game was also third ranked Porto Ferpinta's (3-0) easy victory on the court of desperated Barreirense (0-3) 85-60. It was a great evening for Gregory Stempin who lead his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Tyrone Curnell responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Thanks to that win Porto Ferpinta become a new league leader, which they will share with Ginasio. Barreirense still closes the standings with three games lost. They will share it with Illiabum. Porto Ferpinta will meet next round Benfica (#4). Barreirense will play against Academica (#7) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
FC Porto Ferpinta: G.Stempin 17+7reb, J.Santos 13+4reb+1ast, N.Marcal 12+3reb+2ast, J.Costa 8+2reb+4ast, M.Miranda 8+3reb+1ast, P.Catarino 7+1reb+3ast,
Barreirense/Cidade do Barreiro: T.Curnell 14+6reb+3ast, P.Pinto 8+1reb+2ast, M.Graca 7+1ast, T.Raimundo 7+3reb, J.Johnson 6+5reb, M.Queiroz 5+5reb+3ast,


Ovarense - Academica 76-66

Everything went according to plan when 8th ranked Academica (1-2) lost to fifth ranked Ovarense (2-1) 76-66. The biggest contributor to a victory was Matthew Webster with 22 points and 7 rebounds and Ryan Schneider helped with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Fernando Sousa produced 28 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Thanks to that win Ovarense moved-up to fourth place. Academica dropped to seventh place with two games lost. They will share it with VSC Guimar. and Penafiel. Ovarense are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Illiabum (#12) which should be an easy walk for them. Academica will play against Barreirense (#11) hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Ovarense Dolce Vita: M.Webster 22+7reb+1ast, F.Neves 11+1reb+2ast, R.Schneider 11+9reb+1ast, J.Smith 9+2reb+5ast, N.Manarte 8+2reb+3ast, A.Pinto 6+9reb+1ast,
Ass. Academica de Coimbra: F.Sousa 28+6reb+1ast, T.Eddie 11+6reb, D.Simoes 9+1ast, M.Shaw 8+9reb+7ast, Y.Chia-Kur 6+3reb+1ast, F.Destino 4+2reb,


Benfica - Lusitania 73-61

Everything went according to plan when 10th ranked Lusitania (1-3) was defeated by fourth ranked Benfica (2-1) 73-61. The biggest contributor to a victory was Sergio Ramos with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Heshimu Evans helped with 18 points and 4 assists. Terrence Hundley produced 26 points and 4 assists for lost side. Benfica maintain fourth place. Lusitania dropped to tenth place with three games lost. Benfica are looking forward to the next round to face league's second-placed Porto Ferpinta and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lusitania will play against Sampaense (#6) hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Sport Lisboa Benfica: S.Ramos 19+5reb+2ast, H.Evans 18+2reb+4ast, M.Minhava 12+8reb+4ast, B.Reed 8+6reb+3ast, D.Carreira 5+1ast, F.Jordao 5+4reb,
Lusitania Angra Patrimonio Mundial: D.Monteiro 14+2reb+6ast, T.Hundley 10+3reb+2ast, M.Camara 10+5reb+1ast, J.Cardoso 9+3reb+2ast, K.Cooper 8+6reb+1ast, D.Tavares 6+1reb,


Ginasio - Illiabum 86-67

We should not miss the game of first ranked Ginasio's (3-0) against desperated Illiabum (0-3) where host Ginasio, where Ginasio won at home19 points 86-67. It was an exceptional evening for Richard Oruche who lead the winners with 26 points. Ginasio maintain first place, which they will share with Porto Ferpinta. Illiabum still closes the standings with three games lost. Ginasio's next round opponent will be CAB (#3). Illiabum will play against Ovarense (#5) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Casino Figueira Ginasio: R.Oruche 26+4reb+3ast, J.Hartford 20+10reb+1ast, T.Barroso 18+1reb+5ast, M.Goncalves 13+5reb+3ast, J.Reveles 9+1reb+5ast, P.Silva 0+3reb,
Illiabum Clube: R.Crutchfield 21+3reb, R.Hegamin 16+7reb, D.Felix 13+4reb+3ast, E.Harris 5+9reb+1ast, V.Estevao 5, C.Cordeiro 4,


Round 10
Lusitania - CAB 80-82

The biggest surprise in round 3 was CAB's (3-1) very close 2-point road victory over Lusitania (1-3) 82-80. The biggest contributor to a victory was Mario Fernandes with 25 points and 5 assists and Nathan Menefee helped with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Terrence Hundley produced 26 points and 4 assists for lost side. Despite that victory CAB went down to third position due to points difference. Lusitania dropped to tenth place with three games lost. CAB are looking forward to the next round to face league's new leader Ginasio and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lusitania will play against Sampaense (#6) hoping to prove their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
CAB Madeira: M.Fernandes 25+1reb+5ast, J.Coelho 14+3reb, F.Gentry 14+12reb+1ast, N.Menefee 11+2reb+4ast, F.Lima 9+6reb+1ast, B.Madison 6+3reb+5ast,
Lusitania Angra Patrimonio Mundial: T.Hundley 26+3reb+4ast, D.Monteiro 20+3reb+4ast, M.Freitas 9+3reb+3ast, M.Camara 9+7reb+3ast, K.Cooper 7+7reb, M.Momplasir 5+12reb+1ast,




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


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Barcelos 1-0 
 2. Electrico FC 1-0 
 3. Fisica 1-0 
 4. Galitos FC 1-0 
 5. Povoa 1-0 
 6. Sangalhos 1-0 
 7. Alges 0-1 
 8. Angra 0-1 
 9. Guifoes 0-1 
 10. Maia Basket 0-1 
 11. Seixal 0-1 
 12. Terceira Basket 0-1 


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Almaad JACKSON
  Sampaense
  (210-F-85)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Jackson, Sampaense28.7 
 2. Oruche, Ginasio25.3 
 3. Webster, Ovarense21.3 
 4. Crutchfield, Illiabum21.0 
 5. Brown, VSC Guimar.19.7 
 6. Curnell, Barreirense19.3 
 7. Barroso, Ginasio18.7 
 8. Evans, Benfica18.7 
 9. Ramos, Benfica18.7 
 10. Hegamin, Illiabum18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  VSC Guimar.
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Brown, VSC Guimar.11.0 
 2. Harris, Illiabum11.0 
 3. Jackson, Sampaense10.3 
 4. Terrell, Porto F.10.3 
 5. Momplasir, Lusitania10.0 
 6. Shaw, Academica9.3 
 7. Eddie, Academica9.3 
 8. Martin, VSC G.9.3 
 9. Webster, Ovarense8.0 
 10. Andrade, Porto F.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel MINHAVA
  Benfica
  (197-G-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Minhava, Benfica8.5 
 2. Reveles, Ginasio5.7 
 3. Henry, Benfica5.0 
 4. Monteiro, Lusitania4.8 
 5. Fernandes, CAB4.8 
 6. Menefee, CAB4.5 
 7. Manarte, Ovarense4.3 
 8. Reed, Benfica4.3 
 9. Barroso, Ginasio4.3 
 10. Ogirri, Porto F.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy GOODE
  Penafiel
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Goode, Penafiel4.3 
 2. Madison, CAB3.7 
 3. Curnell, Barreirense3.3 
 4. Barroso, Ginasio3.3 
 5. Carreira, Benfica3.0 
 6. Gentry, CAB3.0 
 7. Hundley, Lusitania2.8 
 8. Costa, Porto F.2.7 
 9. Webster, Ovarense2.7 
 10. Minhava, Benfica2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLASIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Momplasir, Lusitania3.3 
 2. Curnell, Barreirense2.0 
 3. Brown, VSC Guimar.2.0 
 4. Harris, Illiabum1.7 
 5. Jordao, Benfica1.5 
 6. Fritsch, Illiabum1.5 
 7. Gentry, CAB1.5 
 8. Stempin, Porto F.1.3 
 9. Jackson, Sampaense1.3 
 10. Terrell, Porto F.1.0 


*****************************************************
  ROMANIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 LeRoy DAWSON
  Politehnica Iasi
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Dawson, Polite.21.3 
 2. Dykes, U.Mobite.20.6 
 3. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.20.1 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan19.6 
 5. Darby, Rovinari19.0 
 6. Schachtner, Oradea18.6 
 7. Bubanja, Brasov18.5 
 8. Scott, Otopeni17.5 
 9. Mladenovic, Mures17.4 
 10. Wohlleb, Craiova17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Titus NICOARA
  Gaz Metan
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Nicoara, Gaz Metan12.0 
 2. Simms, Craiova10.7 
 3. Burlacu, Ploiesti10.6 
 4. Coleman, Miercure.10.1 
 5. Forte, Mures9.3 
 6. Paltinisanu, Timis.9.1 
 7. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.8.7 
 8. Bubanja, Brasov8.5 
 9. Waterstradt, CSM B.8.4 
 10. Tomic, CSM Bucur.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Rade DZAMBIC
  CSM Bucur.
  (188-G-80)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Dzambic, CSM B.7.8 
 2. Cooley, Mures7.6 
 3. Blidaru, Ploiesti6.1 
 4. Stojakovic, Craiova5.1 
 5. Howell, Gaz Metan4.8 
 6. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.1 
 7. Petrisor, Timisoara4.0 
 8. Loyd, CSU Sibiu4.0 
 9. Nikolic, Rovinari3.7 
 10. Gennie, Pitesti3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jason WESTROL
  Ploiesti
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Westrol, Ploiesti3.3 
 2. Paliciuc, Brasov3.2 
 3. Gennie, Pitesti3.1 
 4. Dawson, Polite.2.9 
 5. Harrison, CSU Sibiu2.9 
 6. Dykes, U.Mobite.2.6 
 7. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 8. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN2.6 
 9. Stojakovic, Craiova2.4 
 10. Mandic, Oradea2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Harrison, CSU Sibiu2.7 
 2. Masiulis, CSU S.2.0 
 3. Mladenovic, Mures1.8 
 4. Anghel, Polite.1.3 
 5. Simms, Craiova1.3 
 6. Capusan, Rovinari1.3 
 7. Eichelberger, Pitesti1.3 
 8. Lazar, Oradea1.2 
 9. Vajda, Miercure.1.2 
 10. Dumitru, Mures1.1 


*****************************************************
  RUSSIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Unics
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Popovic, Unics19.8 
 2. Langford, Khimky18.7 
 3. Domercant, Spart.18.3 
 4. Lampe, Unics18.3 
 5. Gordon, CSKA16.7 
 6. Labovic, Enisey15.7 
 7. Anderson, Triumph15.3 
 8. Vyaltsev, Triumph14.3 
 9. Baxter, Enisey14.0 
 10. Green, Krasnie Krilya13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Khimky
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Monya, Khimky9.3 
 2. Massey, Lokomotiv9.0 
 3. Trushkin, Triumph8.3 
 4. Lampe, Unics7.8 
 5. Akindele, N.Nov.7.5 
 6. Zhukanenko, Dynamo7.3 
 7. Paunic, N.Novgorod7.0 
 8. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv7.0 
 9. Vorontsevich, CSKA7.0 
 10. McCarty, Unics6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Anton PONKRASHOV
  Spartak SP
  (200-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Ponkrashov, Spart.6.3 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .6.0 
 3. Popovic, Unics4.5 
 4. Williams, Enisey4.3 
 5. Aleksic, N.Novgorod4.0 
 6. Khvostov, Dynamo4.0 
 7. Jeretin, Lokomotiv3.8 
 8. Shved, CSKA3.7 
 9. Rush, Krasnie Krilya3.5 
 10. Planinic, Khimky3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Roman LEVTER
  Triumph
  (209-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Levter, Triumph2.5 
 2. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv2.0 
 3. Jeretin, Lokomotiv2.0 
 4. Thompson, Spart.1.8 
 5. Kulagin, N.Novgorod1.7 
 6. Khvostov, Dynamo1.7 
 7. Labovic, Enisey1.7 
 8. Pashutin, Unics1.5 
 9. Sergeev, Enisey1.5 
 10. Nesterov, Krasni.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Benjamin EZE
  Khimky
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Eze, Khimky1.7 
 2. Vranes, Unics1.5 
 3. Likhodey, Triumph1.3 
 4. Davidson, Krasni.1.3 
 5. Monya, Khimky1.3 
 6. Zhukanenko, Dynamo1.3 
 7. Gordon, CSKA1.0 
 8. Vorontsevich, CSKA1.0 
 9. Ponkrashov, Spart.1.0 
 10. Lampe, Unics1.0 


*****************************************************
  SERBIA   


Bogavac and Ljubotina head to Poland, FMP inks big guy Jelic - by Eurobasket News
AZS Koszalin strengthened their backcourt. They inked a deal with Slavisa Bogavac (200-G/F-80, agency: BeoExcell). The 30-year-old guard started the season in Sloga in Serbia. He averaged 17.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per appearance. Last season Slavisa Bogavac played for ISS Sportino. The guard tallied 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per PLK game.
Trefl Sopot brought in Slobodan Ljubotina (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell). The 26-year-old centre spent the previous season in Ukraine. Slobodan Ljubotina averaged 6.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game for Halychyna. Ljubotina left the Lvov team back in March. It is not the first stint in Poland for the centre. Earlier Slobodan Ljubotina used to play for Turow Zgorzelec.
FMP announced signing of Dusan Jelic (211-C-74) for rest of the season. The veteran big guy finished last season in Greece with A2 team Apollon Patras. His last team in Serbia was Swisslion Takovo Lions Vrsac, where he played from December of 2008 to February of 2009. For seven games in the league, Jelic averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. His new team is No.1 in Serbian A League with perfect 6-0 record.


Polpharma returns PF/C Uros Mirkovic - by Eurobasket News
Polpharma announced signing of power forward/center Uros Mirkovic (205-F/C-82, agency: BeoExcell) for rest of the season. The 28-year-old Serbian spent 2009/10 with the Polish outfit averaging 8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists for 33 games in PLK. He helped the squad to reach the Playoff Semifinals and it was the first season for Mirkovic out of Serbia. This season, Mirkovic started with Crvena Zvezda Belgrade. He appeared five times with them in Adriatic league registering 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Uros Mirkovic started basketball career as a teenager with the Serbian outfit Masinac Kraljevo. He had important role in the team on season 2005/06 registering 10.8 ppg, 4 rpg and 1.3 spg for 10 Superleague games. Two years later, actually on season 2008/09, Uros Mirkovic exploded and was one of the leading players in Serbian league. He appeared 24 times for the club collecting 19.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.7 spg. He ended the championship as a fourth scorer and fifth rebounder. In April of 2009 he moved to another Serbian team Swisslion Takovo Lions Vrsac, but his numbers dropped to 4.7 ppg and 3 rpg for 6 games.
Polpharma currently has 1-4 record in PLK.


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Dragan BJELICA
  Viva Basket
  (198-G-81)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Bjelica, Viva Basket26.2 
 2. Svilar, Smederevo22.2 
 3. Samailovic, Student21.6 
 4. Dukanac, Mladost .21.4 
 5. Blagojevic, KG 0620.5 
 6. Koprivica, Radnicki.19.4 
 7. Stanisavljev., Jagod.19.2 
 8. Ivosev, Vojvodina18.7 
 9. Gladanac, Jagodina18.5 
 10. Markovic, Sindjeli.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar VULETIC
  Viva Basket
  (203-F/C-)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Vuletic, Viva Basket10.8 
 2. Gujanicic, Mlados.10.3 
 3. Koprivica, Radnicki.10.2 
 4. Knezevic, Vojvodina8.0 
 5. Karahodzic, Spartak7.0 
 6. Despotovic, KG 066.8 
 7. Zivanovic, Smede.6.8 
 8. Glisovic, Student6.8 
 9. Andrejevic, KK Nis6.6 
 10. Miskovic, KG 066.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dragan BJELICA
  Viva Basket
  (198-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bjelica, Viva Basket7.0 
 2. Mijovic, Radnicki.5.8 
 3. Boltic, Radnicki BG5.0 
 4. Karic, Radnicki BG4.6 
 5. Kurcubic, Viva B.4.4 
 6. Svilar, Smederevo4.4 
 7. Simic, Radnicki OB4.0 
 8. Kuntic, Spartak4.0 
 9. Dinic, Spartak3.8 
 10. Gajovic, Mladost .3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ognjen NISAVIC
  Jagodina
  (--)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Nisavic, Jagodina3.5 
 2. Zivanovic, Smede.3.0 
 3. Kuntic, Spartak2.8 
 4. Tomasevic, Vojvo.2.8 
 5. Ivosev, Vojvodina2.7 
 6. Radic, Spartak2.4 
 7. Svilar, Smederevo2.4 
 8. Petrovic, Viva B.2.3 
 9. Mijovic, Radnicki.2.3 
 10. Stojacic, KG 062.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Slobodan GUGLETA
  Zeleznicar
  (--83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gugleta, Zeleznicar2.0 
 2. Mirkovic, KG 061.3 
 3. Karahodzic, Spartak1.0 
 4. Cvijic, Viva Basket1.0 
 5. Knezevic, Vojvodina1.0 
 6. Miskovic, KG 060.8 
 7. Trailovic, Sindje.0.8 
 8. Blagojevic, KG 060.8 
 9. Gudzic, Sindjelic Nis0.8 
 10. Ivosev, Vojvodina0.8 


Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Radnicki BG 5-1 
 2. Radnicki OB 5-1 
 3. Mladost Cacak 4-2 
 4. Smederevo 4-2 
 5. Spartak 4-2 
 6. Viva Basket 4-2 
 7. Radnicki Basket 3-3 
 8. Sindjelic Nis 3-3 
 9. Student 3-3 
 10. Zeleznicar 3-3 
 11. Jagodina 2-4 
 12. Vojvodina 2-4 
 13. KG 06 0-6 
 14. KK Nis 0-6 


*****************************************************
  SLOVAKIA   


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Adam MCCOY
  Svit
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. McCoy, Svit25.1 
 2. Booker, Prievidza24.4 
 3. Carter, Vahostav.23.5 
 4. Burrows, Komarno23.3 
 5. Sapp, Pezinok21.1 
 6. Moore, Nitra19.2 
 7. Delic, Handlova19.1 
 8. Johnson, Nova Ves18.6 
 9. Tomek, Nitra18.5 
 10. Bosak, Nitra18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Branislav TOMEK
  Nitra
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Tomek, Nitra11.2 
 2. Erwin, Nitra10.0 
 3. Carter, Vahostav.9.8 
 4. Jackson, Komarno9.0 
 5. Velcic, B.Bystrica8.6 
 6. Gavran, Inter B.8.5 
 7. Johnson, Nova Ves8.2 
 8. Burrows, Komarno7.9 
 9. Delic, Handlova7.9 
 10. Micuda, Pezinok7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Moore, Nitra8.2 
 2. Booker, Prievidza7.6 
 3. Jones, Komarno5.8 
 4. Jefferson, Nova Ves5.6 
 5. Milosevic, Pezinok4.8 
 6. Kostomaj, Levice4.8 
 7. Micka, Svit4.5 
 8. Wheeler, Inter B.4.3 
 9. Sapp, Pezinok3.8 
 10. Zavodny, Vahost.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Moore, Nitra3.1 
 2. Carter, Vahostav.3.0 
 3. Jones, Komarno2.7 
 4. McCoy, Svit2.2 
 5. Kucsa, Inter B.2.1 
 6. Montgomery, Nitra2.0 
 7. Gavlak, Handlova2.0 
 8. Seman, Levice2.0 
 9. Jackson, Komarno1.9 
 10. Sapp, Pezinok1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Prievidza
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Williams, Prievidza3.3 
 2. Micuda, Pezinok2.5 
 3. Batka, Nova Ves1.6 
 4. Golian, Handlova1.2 
 5. Hallett, Prievidza1.1 
 6. Jackson, Komarno1.1 
 7. Burrows, Komarno1.0 
 8. Wolfinger, Levice1.0 
 9. Gavran, Inter B.1.0 
 10. Vojtek, Levice0.8 


*****************************************************
  SLOVENIA   


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Zlatorog
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 20
 1. Panic, Zlatorog20.0 
 2. Bubnic, Helios18.5 
 3. Simovic, Sentjur18.3 
 4. Harmason, Sentjur17.8 
 5. Miljkovic, Elektra15.5 
 6. Mali, Helios15.0 
 7. Brolih, Maribor .15.0 
 8. Mahkovic, LTHcast .15.0 
 9. Krejic, Parklji14.7 
 10. Thondique, Polzela14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Polzela
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Thondique, Polzela13.5 
 2. Miljkovic, Elektra10.5 
 3. Nuhanovic, Elektra8.3 
 4. Dimec, Zlatorog7.7 
 5. Sebic, Polzela7.3 
 6. Mijajlovic, Zlatorog6.7 
 7. Simovic, Sentjur6.3 
 8. Paravinja, Parklji6.0 
 9. Cebasek, Parklji6.0 
 10. Djapa, Geoplin Slovan6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Primoz BROLIH
  Maribor Messer
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Brolih, Maribor .4.3 
 2. Jersin, Elektra3.5 
 3. Mihailovic, LTHcas.3.0 
 4. Hohler, Sentjur3.0 
 5. Mezek, LTHcast .3.0 
 6. Harmason, Sentjur2.8 
 7. Lebedincev, LTHcas.2.7 
 8. Jovanovic, Maribo.2.7 
 9. Vidovic, Elektra2.5 
 10. Rupnik, Geoplin .2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ernest NOVAK
  Parklji
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 3
 1. Novak, Parklji3.0 
 2. Harmason, Sentjur2.8 
 3. Dimec, Zlatorog2.7 
 4. Vranjkovic, Helios2.5 
 5. Bubnic, Helios2.3 
 6. Lelic, Elektra2.3 
 7. Rupnik, Geoplin .2.3 
 8. Mezek, LTHcast .2.3 
 9. Thondique, Polzela2.3 
 10. Korosec, Helios2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Elektra
  (209-C-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Nuhanovic, Elektra3.3 
 2. Dimec, Zlatorog1.3 
 3. Sviridov, Polzela1.0 
 4. Vrsaljko, Polzela0.8 
 5. Vranjkovic, Helios0.8 
 6. Thondique, Polzela0.8 
 7. Radulovic, Geopli.0.7 
 8. Mijajlovic, Zlatorog0.7 
 9. Cigoja, Geoplin .0.7 
 10. Delic, Parklji0.7 


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Boban TOMIC
  Rogaska
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 28
 1. Tomic, Rogaska28.0 
 2. Primc, Radovljica26.0 
 3. Tusek, Hrastnik25.0 
 4. Husic, Kraski Zidar24.5 
 5. Jotic, Rogaska23.0 
 6. Pusic, Litija21.0 
 7. Ivanovic, Radovljica21.0 
 8. Goropevsek, Litija20.0 
 9. Kosec, Sencur CP K.20.0 
 10. Bratina, Primorac.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davor BAROVIC
  Primorac Br.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 16
 1. Barovic, Primorac.16.0 
 2. Hocevar, Triglav .13.0 
 3. Sivka, Konjice11.0 
 4. Ivanovic, Radovljica10.5 
 5. Marcetic, Nova G.10.0 
 6. Kosec, Sencur CP K.10.0 
 7. Horvat, Sencur C.9.0 
 8. Podobnik, Medvode9.0 
 9. Miklus, Primorac Br.8.0 
 10. Husic, Kraski Zidar8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Boban TOMIC
  Rogaska
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Tomic, Rogaska9.0 
 2. Milasinovic, Sencur C.7.0 
 3. Ovnik, Hrastnik6.0 
 4. Ucman, Radovljica5.5 
 5. Tratnik, Primorac.5.0 
 6. Cilgic, Medvode5.0 
 7. Perko, Splosna .4.0 
 8. Buncic, Sencur C.4.0 
 9. Percel, Hrastnik4.0 
 10. Pirija, Radovljica3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Jereb, Konjice5.0 
 2. Jotic, Rogaska5.0 
 3. Tomic, Rogaska4.0 
 4. Plavcak, Rogaska4.0 
 5. Petrovic, Nova G.3.0 
 6. Uranic, Triglav Kranj3.0 
 7. Cilgic, Medvode3.0 
 8. Milasinovic, Sencur C.3.0 
 9. Ucman, Radovljica2.5 
 10. Djurkovic, Splosn.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Davor BAROVIC
  Primorac Br.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Barovic, Primorac.2.0 
 2. Jakobcic, Triglav .2.0 
 3. Marolt, Litija1.0 
 4. Gajsek, Primorac.1.0 
 5. Jereb, Konjice1.0 
 6. Husic, Kraski Zidar1.0 
 7. Mezan, Triglav .1.0 
 8. Brcina, Hrastnik1.0 
 9. Vajdic, Hrastnik1.0 
 10. Smajlovic, Rogaska1.0 


Home teams produces only one win (B1 - Round 7) - by Zeljko Zule
Playing at home, usually a key intangible advantage,was hardly beneficial to B1 League team that hosted games last week. Of the six games of Round 7, only Rogaska came out on top in front of the home specators. Boban Tomic (190-G-88) had 28 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds to lead Rogaska over Radovljica.
Triglav-Medvode 52-66 (Hocevar 10+13 rbs, Markus, Grum 10 - Ciglic 17, Jenko 12)
Konjice-Kraski zidar 60-70 (Gacnik 16, Jereb 14, Sivka 11 rbs - Husic 17, Zalar 13)
Rogaska-Radovljica 94-78 (Tomic 28+6 rbs+9 as, Jotic 23 - Ivanovic 27+13 rbs, Zalar 13)
Gorica-Portoroz 75-76 (Markovic18, Kuburic 16, Marcetic 12+10 rbs - Perko, Kavgic 14)
Hrastnik-Sencur 68-78 (Tusek 25, Percel 13 - Kosec 20+10 rbs, Milasinovic 14)
Primorac-Litija 71-79 (Bratina 19, Barovic 16+16 rbs - Pusic 21, Goropevsek 20)
Grosuplje-Postojna 16/11



Nuhanovic number one in Slovenia for round 4 - by Eurobasket News
Center Salih Nuhanovic (209-C-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Elektra Esotech, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Geoplin Slovan (#6, 1-2) 66-60. Despite this victory Elektra dropped to the 2nd position in Slovenian Telemach League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Elektra will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Nuhanovic turned to be Elektra's top player in his first season with the team. Salih Nuhanovic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.3rpg) and averages impressive 3.3bpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Gregg Thondique (201-F-87) of Hopsi Polzela. Thondique had a very good evening with a double-double of 15 points and 17 rebounds. Of course he lead Polzela to another comfortable win 73-55 over Parklji (#8, 0-3) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Polzela to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Thondique is well-known at Polzela and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-F-82, agency: 011 Sports) of league's top team Zlatorog Lasko. Panic scored 19 points. He was a key player of Zlatorog, leading his team to a 79-77 win against Maribor Messer (#9, 0-4). Zlatorog started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Panic turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Panic has a great season in Slovenia. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.0ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Teo Simovic (205-C-84) of Sentjur - 24 points and 6 rebounds
5. Primoz Brolih (185-G-81) of Maribor Messer - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Milos Miljkovic (204-F/C-84) of Elektra - 11 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Dwayne Harmason (178-G-86) of Sentjur - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Stanko Sebic (204-F/C-84) of Polzela - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Drazen Bubnic (207-F-86) of Helios - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Nejc Kobal (183-G-91) of Parklji - 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists


1B Stats Leaders
1B Standings
 1. Litija 6-1 
 2. Rogaska 6-1 
 3. Sencur CP K. 6-1 
 4. Kraski Zidar 5-2 
 5. Splosna plovba 5-2 
 6. Hrastnik 4-3 
 7. Medvode 4-3 
 8. Grosuplje 3-3 
 9. Radovljica 3-4 
 10. Branik Marib. 2-5 
 11. Nova Gorica 2-5 
 12. Konjice 1-6 
 13. Triglav Kranj 1-6 
 14. KD Postojna 0-6 


*****************************************************
  SOUTH KOREA   


KBL Round 10 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News